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Thursday,<strong>November</strong><strong>16</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> | Issue1072 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Waimak Sailing Club hit again by burglars<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The wind has been taken out of the sails<br />

of the Waimakariri Sailing Club again<br />

after another theft.<br />

A$2500 outboard motor has been<br />

stolen from alocked storage container<br />

at the club’s site north of Kaiapoi, this<br />

time disabling the boat coaches use at<br />

Learn­to­Sail classes for young up­andcoming<br />

sailors.<br />

The late model Mercury 9.9hp 2stroke<br />

outboard was stolen after the lock on the<br />

container was cut with agrinder at the<br />

club’s property last week.<br />

It has adistinct large trim tab just<br />

above the prop.<br />

Commodore Sam Jones is ‘‘gutted’’,<br />

and he desperately wants it back.<br />

It comes on the heels of two Optimist<br />

learn­to­sail boats being stolen earlier<br />

this year.<br />

Both boats have since been found —<br />

one by the police, and another by a<br />

person walking their dog, dumped in<br />

long grass.<br />

Mr Jones says it appears the boat was<br />

dumped on the property when it became<br />

too hot to handle after all the publicity<br />

about the theft. The area it was found in<br />

near the club’s facilities, had already<br />

been searched.<br />

‘‘The positives that came from the<br />

community, and the business<br />

community, were phenomenal when the<br />

boats were stolen.<br />

‘‘Now we have been stung again,’’ says<br />

Mr Jones.<br />

He is grateful for all the support the<br />

club received when the boats were<br />

stolen, with an Optimist being donated<br />

to the club from Auckland­based<br />

Bucklands Beach Yacht Club.<br />

Eight brightly coloured sails are also<br />

now gracing the water on its fleet thanks<br />

to the generosity of Mitre 10 MEGA<br />

Rangiora (four sails) and two each from<br />

CBK in Kaiapoi, and Bayleys <strong>North</strong><br />

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

‘‘We now have eight Optimists,’’ says<br />

Mr Jones to cater for those wanting to<br />

learn to sail. Twenty five young sailors<br />

took to the water in the latest learn­tosail<br />

programme on Sunday.<br />

‘‘The most we have had is 56.’’<br />

Mr Jones was on the site early on<br />

Sails aplenty ... Learn­to­Sail Optimists sporting the new sails from localbusinesses.<br />

Sunday to get the gear to Loch Ness, as<br />

their sailing lake has been nicknamed,<br />

and discovered the outboard was<br />

missing.<br />

‘‘You can not get avehicle in there, so<br />

whoever took it would have had to carry<br />

about 200 metres to the gate,’’ he says.<br />

The gates are also locked into the<br />

property, and have private property<br />

signage on them.<br />

Stolen ... The Mercury 9.9hp outboard<br />

stolen from the Waimakariri Sailing Club.<br />

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Wellbeingonwheels ... TogetherHurunui facilitator Natalie Paterson (back, left), Hurunui District Mayor Marie Black (left), Ruth Edwards,<br />

Clinical Coordinator for Operations,<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Veterinary Clinics (third from right), and the vets from <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Veterinary<br />

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Wellbeing delivered on farm<br />

While take out deliveriesmay not reach<br />

the farm, remote households in Hurunui<br />

now haveaccess to an innovative<br />

wellbeing delivery service that provides<br />

mental­health support to their<br />

doorsteps.<br />

Rural isolation brings many<br />

challenges. For Hurunui District<br />

Council’s Together Hurunui facilitator<br />

Natalie Paterson, connecting farmers to<br />

wellbeing support services has been one<br />

of the biggest.<br />

From this month, Slice of Wellbeing<br />

pizza­style boxes,designed and packed<br />

by Together Hurunui, are being<br />

delivered on farm acrossHurunui by<br />

vets from all four <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

VeterinaryClinics in Amberley, Cheviot,<br />

Culverden and Waikari.<br />

Instead of pepperoni and extra<br />

cheese, the packs contain amenu of<br />

mental­health support services, local<br />

wellbeing resources,Farmstrongs new<br />

LiveWell, Farm Well book of shared<br />

stories from farmers on what they do to<br />

keep well, and reminders to take abreak<br />

with amate.<br />

Ms Paterson acknowledgedthe<br />

Department of Internal Affairs for<br />

helping to fund the project.<br />

‘‘It was about supporting those<br />

services that are already doing a<br />

fantastic job in our rural communities,<br />

such as Rural Support Trustand<br />

Farmstrong.<br />

‘‘There’s areal need out there.<br />

‘‘A local medical centre told us they<br />

were noticing increases in mentalhealth<br />

appointmentsduringthe milkprice<br />

drop, and they were hearingfrom<br />

young farmers battling financial<br />

pressures.<br />

‘We knew there were many more<br />

farmers out there who weren’t coming<br />

in,’’ she says.<br />

Ms Paterson decided the answer was<br />

to take wellbeing to the farm, using the<br />

one person farmers see in good times<br />

and bad —their local vet.<br />

She approachedCulverden <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Veterinary Clinic with the<br />

idea of stockingthe practices utes with<br />

the packs to pass on to farmers when the<br />

team wentout rurally.<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Vets went astep<br />

further and distributedthe packs across<br />

all four clinics, as well as their sales<br />

team and Wellbeing Committee.<br />

Director and veterinarian Alistair<br />

Kenyon says as arural practice with<br />

strong roots in the community, <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Vet Clinics welcomed the<br />

opportunity to partner with Together<br />

Hurunui.<br />

‘‘Slice of Wellbeing fits in well with<br />

our values and the duty of care we have<br />

within our farming and rural<br />

communities.’’<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Black farms in<br />

the Hurunui with her husband and, as a<br />

former Plunket health worker, has an<br />

insight into the challengesand<br />

opportunitiesofliving rurally.<br />

‘‘Any way that we can help to support<br />

our farmers with their wellbeing gets my<br />

endorsement. Rural communities like<br />

Hurunui are under­resourced when it<br />

comes to mental­health services.<br />

‘‘These packs are going out on farm to<br />

where they are needed as areal<br />

community­led, Hurunui solution’’.<br />

Farmstrong Delivery Specialist Krissy<br />

Cloutmanwelcomedthe creative way of<br />

taking wellbeing information to the<br />

farm.<br />

‘‘Supporting farmers’ and growers’<br />

wellbeing is ateam effort and<br />

Farmstrong was really pleased to jump<br />

on board to support council’s Slice of<br />

Wellbeing initiative.<br />

‘‘The pizza box packaging is afun way<br />

to get the Farmstrong Live Well, Farm<br />

Well book and other wellbeing<br />

resources into the hands of those who<br />

need them right now.<br />

‘‘It’s been an incredibly tough year for<br />

farmers and growers. Ensuring they are<br />

prioritising their wellbeing is really<br />

important.<br />

‘‘Over 14,000 people reported in <strong>2023</strong><br />

they credit improvements in their<br />

wellbeing to Farmstrong’s help and<br />

advice. Farmstrong takes apractical<br />

approach, showing people simple daily<br />

wellbeing habits and ways of thinking<br />

that farmers and growers say help them<br />

deal with life’s ups and downs.’’<br />

Noel McGirr, chair of <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Rural Support Trust and a<br />

former rural vet himself, says getting the<br />

word out to farmers there are support<br />

networks who cater for their needs in<br />

harder times was very pertinent in the<br />

present challenging rural situation.<br />

‘‘I applaud Together Hurunui and<br />

Natalie for this worthy initiative. Rural<br />

Support is here with confidential,<br />

independent, and free assistance to any<br />

farmer finding matters abit hard going<br />

at the moment.’’<br />

Ms Paterson says 35 Slice of Wellbeing<br />

boxes are packed and loaded into the<br />

utes ready to go out.<br />

For aMeatlovers’ or Ultimate Vege<br />

delivery, however, you still have to leave<br />

the farm.<br />

Cycleways on hold in Waimak<br />

ByDAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Three Waimakariricycle way projects are<br />

in limbo following the change in<br />

Government.<br />

Cycle ways in Rangiora, Kaiapoi and<br />

Woodend were included in the<br />

Government’s TransportChoices funding<br />

announced in December last year, with<br />

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport<br />

Agency set to fund 70 percent of the $5.8<br />

million budget.<br />

The projects were to be funded through<br />

the Climate Emergency Response Fund. It<br />

is now on hold until the new Government<br />

is formed and Waka Kotahi receives a<br />

direction on transportpriorities.<br />

The WaimakaririDistrict Council has<br />

already approved detailed design for the<br />

Kaiapoi to Woodend and Woodend to<br />

Pegasus cycle ways, while detailed design<br />

was approved last week for athird cycle<br />

way in Southbrook, Rangiora.<br />

Developing the Rangioracycle way has<br />

had some challenges, with the council<br />

preferring aroute heading up Railway<br />

Road, along Torlesse and Coronation<br />

Streets, up Ellis Road and Country Lane,<br />

and on to South Belt.<br />

PAK’nSave and Foodstuffs South Island<br />

Ltd have raised concerns about the lack of<br />

visibility for truck drivers entering and<br />

exiting the supermarket on Railway Road.<br />

‘‘There has been some discussions<br />

around the location of the cycle way<br />

behind PAK’nSave, but the council felt it<br />

was asafer option for the cycle path than<br />

Southbrook Road, where there are 26,000<br />

vehicles passing each day,’’ Waimakariri<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon said.<br />

He said council staff would continue to<br />

consult with PAK’nSave, KiwiRail and<br />

other businesses as the project developed.<br />

Mr Gordon said if the funding was not<br />

made available in the next three months,<br />

the council would reconsider the cycle<br />

ways as part of next year’s 2024/34 Long<br />

Term Plan process.<br />

The proposed cycle ways came of the<br />

council’s walking and cycling network<br />

plan developed last year.<br />

‘‘We are seeing growth in alternative<br />

modes of transportand people are coming<br />

out here to experience walking and<br />

cycling in our district, which is something<br />

we are keen to encourage.<br />

‘‘Since the <strong>North</strong>ernCorridor opened<br />

with the cycle way alongside it, we have<br />

seen alot more people cycling out to our<br />

district.’’<br />

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NCbusinesses feel confident<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> businesses are<br />

feeling significantly more positive<br />

about the future than they were six<br />

months ago.<br />

That is the finding from the latest<br />

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

Survey released by Enterprise <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> (ENC) last week.<br />

The survey, whichinvolved 58<br />

businessowners from the Waimakariri<br />

and Hurunui districts and was<br />

conducted prior to the <strong>2023</strong> General<br />

Election, shows that business<br />

confidence is sitting at net +six<br />

percent, amarked increase from the net<br />

­52% reported in April last year.<br />

ENC Survey co­ordinator Miles<br />

Dalton says speaking to local<br />

businesses, there are two stand­out<br />

reasons for the increased confidence.<br />

‘‘At the time of the survey, businesses<br />

were feeling that the election would<br />

bring in amore business­friendly<br />

Government.<br />

‘‘They were also feeling that we are<br />

approaching the end of the economic<br />

downturn and there is light at the end of<br />

the tunnel.’’<br />

The local results are in stark contrast<br />

to the country as awhole, with arecent<br />

New Zealand Institute of Economic<br />

Research (NZIER) survey showing<br />

national business confidence sitting at<br />

net ­53%.<br />

Mr Dalton says despite the positive<br />

figures in the local survey, <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> businesses are remaining<br />

cautious.<br />

‘‘Local businesses are still doing it<br />

tough right now, with squeezed margins<br />

the most obvious sign of this.<br />

‘‘Profitability remains tight in <strong>North</strong><br />

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<strong>Canterbury</strong>, too, but businesses are<br />

confident of better profitability over<br />

the next six months.’’<br />

The survey has also highlighted some<br />

growth, with net +13% of employers<br />

reporting increased staffing levels.<br />

Additionally, net +20% of employers<br />

report that it is now easier to find<br />

unskilled staff.<br />

However, finding skilled staff<br />

remains difficult.<br />

‘‘As always, the survey is something of<br />

amixed bag, but the overall feeling<br />

from local businesses is one of<br />

positivity for the coming months.’’<br />

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

Opinion Survey is conducted by ENC<br />

every six months.<br />

The full October <strong>2023</strong> survey results<br />

can be viewed at<br />

enterprisenorthcanterbury.co.nz/<br />

invest/surveys­and­reports.<br />

Valued plunket nurse retires<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Plunket nurse Robyn Aitken<br />

says it’s not uncommon for<br />

young mothers to pull out their<br />

own Plunket Books displaying<br />

her signature on the pages,<br />

when she visits mums and<br />

babes.<br />

Ms Aitken is retiring after 37<br />

years of dedicated service to<br />

Plunket New Zealand, all of it<br />

in the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>area.<br />

She is proud to have made a<br />

positive difference in people's<br />

lives.<br />

‘‘Being anew mum is not an<br />

easy job, for parents now life<br />

has become so much more<br />

complicated.<br />

‘‘With Plunket, we can sit<br />

down with the mum or the<br />

whänau, and even if it’s just<br />

one small piece of information<br />

or advice that makes their<br />

journey easier, then it is awin<br />

for everyone.’’<br />

Ms Aitken was born in a<br />

small village in New South<br />

Wales, Australia.<br />

Her family immigrated to<br />

Mid <strong>Canterbury</strong> and worked on<br />

dairy farms, before settling in<br />

Christchurch.<br />

She qualified as a<br />

Registered Nurse in 1976,<br />

working at Christchurch and<br />

Princess Margaret Hospitals<br />

specalising in acute medicine<br />

and paediatrics.<br />

She says the decision to<br />

become aPlunket Nurse came<br />

Looking ahead ... Retiring Plunket nurse Robyn Aitken is looking<br />

forward to more quality time with her grandchildren, including<br />

Lucas Aitken, aged 5.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

about when, as asingle mum<br />

bringing up three kids on her<br />

own at Waikari, she decided to<br />

retrain when her youngest<br />

child had started school.<br />

‘‘I wanted to do something in<br />

my community.’’<br />

In 1989, she spent four<br />

months in Wellington, learning<br />

all about child and family<br />

health.<br />

She says it was abig change<br />

for her, moving away from<br />

hospital work, but she wanted<br />

to work regular hours to be<br />

there for her children.<br />

‘‘I have had so many<br />

wonderful opportunities for<br />

advancement in the Plunket<br />

service.<br />

‘‘From leadership to<br />

professional development,<br />

training other nurses and later<br />

working in maternal and infant<br />

mental health.’’<br />

She says over the years, the<br />

service has became more<br />

culturally aware and<br />

embraced diversity and<br />

equality.<br />

‘‘I have loved working<br />

alongside young families in<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> and I am<br />

now seeing my babies, babies,’’<br />

she says.<br />

‘‘It’s been aprivilege to be<br />

part of Plunket. Ibelieve we<br />

offer agood service that’s<br />

needed by young mothers.’’<br />

Ms Aitken can recall many<br />

unpublishable stories about<br />

the funny situations the team<br />

she worked with, faced every<br />

day out in the community.<br />

One of those team members<br />

was Hurunui Mayor Marie<br />

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Mrs Black says Ms Aitken<br />

was her mentor when she<br />

started as ahealth care<br />

worker.<br />

‘‘We’ve had so many fun<br />

adventures. Iloved working<br />

alongside her as we met the<br />

needs of the community as a<br />

team.’’<br />

Ms Aitken says child care has<br />

been her passion, but now she<br />

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‘‘I want to be more relaxed,<br />

and with my girlfriend go out<br />

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Plannedvibrant coastal community begins<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Ablock of sections at Kairaki Beach, near<br />

Kaiapoi, are up for lease.<br />

The Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust,<br />

which manages Tūhaitara Coastal Park,<br />

says the sections will be available in<br />

stages.<br />

Expressions of interest in stage one<br />

opened on Friday, <strong>November</strong> 10.<br />

The trust is working with Ready<br />

Property Managers on the regeneration<br />

development project.<br />

AReady Property Managers<br />

spokesperson says the aim of the<br />

development is to provide an attractive<br />

vibrant coastal setting whichprovides<br />

opportunities for residencyinnonpermanent<br />

buildings, and which do not<br />

detract from the natural values of the<br />

environment.’’<br />

Work on the project began in 2019 when<br />

the Crown transferred 47 sections at<br />

Featherstone Avenue, at Kairaki Beach,<br />

to the trust as part of the Waimakariri<br />

Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan.<br />

‘‘The land was transferred in the form<br />

of individual fee simple surveyed plots,<br />

and subject to anumber of restrictions.’’<br />

The restrictions include only building<br />

non­permanent buildings, limiting<br />

industrial and commercial activities, and<br />

arequirement to offer the sections back<br />

to the Crown if the trust wished to change<br />

ownership of the land within 100 years.<br />

During the last few years, the trust has<br />

been working with Waimakariri District<br />

Council regarding the definition of nonpermanent<br />

buildings and the trustees are<br />

now confident future lessees will be able<br />

to obtain abuilding consent for dwellings<br />

on the sections, provided they meet the<br />

relevant building codes and are readily<br />

removable.<br />

The Waimakariri Residential Red Zone<br />

Recovery Plan (Dec 20<strong>16</strong>) defines anonpermanent<br />

structure as: ‘‘Any structure<br />

that could be readily removed from asite,<br />

including but not limited to caravans,<br />

removable holiday baches and garden<br />

sheds’’.<br />

All proposed structures are subject to<br />

the completion of aconcept plan and<br />

prior approval by the trust.<br />

Trust general manager Nick Chapman<br />

says he is looking forward to honouring<br />

the trust’s vision to enhance the land and<br />

support the community’s desire to return<br />

vibrancy to the area. The trust’s aim is<br />

also to generate revenue from the project<br />

to fund work in the park which includes<br />

coastal protection, restoration, and<br />

education.<br />

Ready Property Managers will manage<br />

the trust’s Kairaki Beach section leases,<br />

and be responsible for managing lease<br />

payments and ensuring compliance with<br />

the obligations required under the lease<br />

agreement.<br />

For more information about the trust’s<br />

Kairaki Beach sections for lease go to:<br />

readyproperty.co.nz/kairaki<br />

Trust takes leadinproviding data on nitrate leaching<br />

ByDAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Agroup of Waimakariri farmers plans to<br />

assist Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> in setting<br />

new nitrate reduction targets.<br />

The Waimakariri Landcare Trust is<br />

lookingtotake the lead in providing<br />

updated data to help inform the<br />

development of anew regional policy<br />

statement.<br />

Oxford dairy farmer Cameron<br />

Henderson, who is leadingthe project,<br />

said farmers have made changes to their<br />

farming operations since the development<br />

of Plan Change 7tothe <strong>Canterbury</strong> Land<br />

and Water Regional Plan, which came into<br />

effect in September.<br />

The recent Government Policy<br />

Statement (GPS) on freshwater requires<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> (ECan) to notify<br />

anew aregional policy statement by the<br />

end of next year.<br />

The short timeframe meant the regional<br />

council did not have the time or resource<br />

to reevaluate the modelling behind nitrate<br />

reduction targets.<br />

But changes made by Waimakariri<br />

farmers have led to some significant<br />

reductions in nitrate loss, while upgrades<br />

to the Overseer monitoring software have<br />

led to more accurate data, Mr Henderson<br />

said.<br />

On his own farm, the modelling<br />

suggested nitrate leaching was between 80<br />

and 100 kilograms per hectare, but last<br />

year nitrate losses were an estimated 41kg/<br />

ha.<br />

‘‘Part of that will be the updates to<br />

Overseer and more accurate climate<br />

modelling, but we have also made aseries<br />

of tweaks to our operation with slightly<br />

lower stocking rates and lower inputs,’’ he<br />

said.<br />

‘‘What we are seeing is the overall<br />

results on most intensive dairy farms on<br />

the light soils in Waimakariri are leaching<br />

about half what they were assumed to be<br />

leaching.<br />

‘‘So, if ECan is unable to do the work,<br />

then it is on us to tell our own story.’’<br />

He said it was not areflection on<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong>, but the tight<br />

timeframe the council was under.<br />

Plan Change 7took 18 months and<br />

covered the Waimakaririand the Ōrāri<br />

Temuka Opihi Paeroa waters zones,<br />

whereas the council was now updating all<br />

10 zones at once.<br />

Mr Henderson and the trust’s coordinator,Erin<br />

Harvie, are working<br />

alongside Aqualinc to collate existing<br />

water quality monitoring data.<br />

Several farmers have already<br />

approached the trust, and the trust<br />

planned to engage with Waimakariri<br />

Irrigation Ltd, milk companies and Ngāi<br />

Tahu.<br />

They were keen to hear from more<br />

Cameron Henderson.<br />

farmers, who were happy to share their<br />

data. The trust is hoping to collate data<br />

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5<br />

Family affair ... Lexi Hurndell chose her 100­year­old grandfather Jack Topp as the subject<br />

of her NCEA art project, documenting his 40­year career as abutcher.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Afamily art project<br />

By SASHA WATSON<br />

When Lexi Hurndell had to choose a<br />

topic for her NCEA level 2art project, it<br />

was ano­brainer.<br />

Why? Because she loves her<br />

centenarian grandfather, Jack Topp,<br />

and aspired to share his 40­year<br />

butchery career.<br />

The Rangi Ruru Girls’ School student<br />

created adocumentary­like panel of<br />

Jack’s life, beginning as a12­year­old<br />

Kaiapoi Borough School student who<br />

left to work in abutcher shop to his<br />

retirement in 1990.<br />

‘‘Butchery was abig part of my<br />

grandfather’s life –Ihave so much<br />

respect and love for him.<br />

‘‘I wanted to create something<br />

meaningful that encapsulates him and<br />

his journey,’’ Lexi says.<br />

Lexi, in year 12, has worked on the<br />

project for two terms, which will go<br />

towards earning her NCEA credits.<br />

‘‘When Jack was 10, he was introduced<br />

to butchery for the first time. He fell in<br />

love with the trade and didn’t look<br />

back,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘He always talks about the social<br />

aspect of butchery. Back in his day, Jack<br />

was alady’s man, Ibelieve.<br />

‘‘He loved gaining regular customers<br />

and getting to know everyone else too.’’<br />

Lexi says Jack founded Topp’s Quality<br />

Meats on Main <strong>North</strong> Rd in 1958, and<br />

owned it until 1985, so ‘‘he’d been in the<br />

trade for many decades’’.<br />

Jack says the most the most important<br />

word is discipline, ‘‘whatever you do in<br />

life’’.<br />

‘‘I learnt alot because Idealt with so<br />

many people and they’re all so different.<br />

‘‘You must have aplan and you’ve got<br />

to stick to it and that’s not easy<br />

sometimes ...have agood attitude, not<br />

only in your business life but your<br />

private life too.<br />

‘‘You’ll never grow old as long as<br />

there’s love in your heart.’’<br />

Lexi says her images were not only to<br />

show off her grandfather’s trade, but<br />

also the changes the trade has gone<br />

through over the years.<br />

Meat used to be wrapped in paper, tied<br />

with astring, and given to customers by<br />

the butcher’s hand, she says.<br />

‘‘Now when we go to the supermarket,<br />

the meat is packed in plastic and you<br />

don’t have to talk to those working in the<br />

deli,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘I loved that back in his day, it was<br />

more interactive –socialising was<br />

definitely important as it was the centre<br />

of everything.’’<br />

Lexi plans to frame some of the photos<br />

from the board when it comes back from<br />

review in January.<br />

‘‘I’m incredibly proud of the finished<br />

piece.<br />

‘‘When Ishowed my grandfather the<br />

board, he could not wipe the smile off his<br />

face.’’<br />

Plans for health services<br />

Erskine Owen, the company behind a<br />

property syndicate formed to buy<br />

Brackenfields, says there is an increasing<br />

need for health services in the Amberley<br />

area to cater for growth.<br />

It is proposing a$20 million investment<br />

to build at 3000 square metre health and<br />

wellness facility on avacant site next to the<br />

2.7ha Brackenfields Shopping complex,<br />

following the completion of the centre’s<br />

sale later this month.<br />

The development, for which resource<br />

consents have yet to be lodged, is aimed at<br />

attracting more medical professionals into<br />

the town and could also see the addition of<br />

other wellness services —including a<br />

fitness centre.<br />

Eight new subdivisions and anew $200m<br />

retirement village have seen alarge<br />

number of consents issued in the town in<br />

recent times. Alan Henderson, director of<br />

Erskine Owen says with the projected<br />

rapid growth of Amberley it is likely there<br />

will be aneed for more healthcare<br />

providersover the coming years.<br />

‘‘The proposed healthcare facility would<br />

be designed to complement any existing<br />

services in Amberley, and reduce the need<br />

for residents to travel out of town for<br />

specialist care if not currently available,’’<br />

he says.<br />

Mr Henderson says while amedical<br />

centre could attract avariety of healthcare<br />

professionals such as aGP, dentist and<br />

physio, they are also consulting with the<br />

community and doing research to<br />

determine the ideal mix of service<br />

providers.<br />

He says Erskine Owen has received<br />

strong interest in the property syndicate<br />

from locals as well as wholesale investors<br />

from around the country after launching<br />

Brackenfields Property Syndicate to buy<br />

the existing $15 million Brackenfields<br />

retail development.<br />

He says the centre will be rebranded<br />

and upgraded over the coming months to<br />

attract new tenants as well as encourage<br />

the 11,000 plus travellers, who use the<br />

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OPINION<br />

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

Mayor Marie Black<br />

Future of Local Govt<br />

At arecent hui in Wellington Mayors and<br />

Chief Executives from across the country<br />

considered our collective future.<br />

We have heard many promises of how<br />

the incoming governmentwill put the<br />

local back into ‘‘Localism’’, and get our<br />

great country ‘‘back on track’’, and help<br />

rebuild the economy. While both central<br />

and local government play amajor role in<br />

our the future, we at local government<br />

continue to deliver on the essential<br />

services that our communities depend<br />

on.<br />

These are the things that make our<br />

communities liveable.<br />

The hui focused on the things that<br />

could make adifference to how we<br />

deliver, with resounding support to<br />

considerfunding and financing options,<br />

as the current tools are insufficient to<br />

meet the needs of our communities.<br />

Over the past few years with the scope<br />

and pace of change this has put many<br />

councils under pressure.<br />

Councils are bound by the same<br />

regulations as you in your business, and<br />

often funds get diverted from the usual<br />

business to focus on other issues.<br />

Your council has been advocating for<br />

your district, working through the myriad<br />

of legislative changes, and tackling the<br />

funding demands, while striving to keep<br />

our communities running smoothly.<br />

CHECK IT OUT<br />

Classic display<br />

Amberley Menz Shed is organising a<br />

Japanese classic vehicles display at the<br />

Better HalfCafe, on the corner of<br />

Ashworths Beach Road and State<br />

Highway 1, Leithfield, on Sunday,<br />

<strong>November</strong> 26, to raise funds for anew<br />

building. It will run from 9.30am to<br />

12.30pm with free entry for all,although<br />

adonation to the Amberley Menz Shed<br />

would be appreciated. The band, Magic,<br />

will be playing music from the 50s to the<br />

70s. All classic vehicles are welcome, but<br />

park in the adjacent field. Food and<br />

drinks available on site.<br />

CAB fundraiser<br />

AChristmas Raffle fundraiser, in support<br />

of Citizens Advice Bureau, <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>,tohelp keep its essential<br />

service going to the same high standard,<br />

and provide the best information and<br />

advice free to our clients. Funds raised<br />

will be used to help with training,<br />

This<br />

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This is not an easy balance, but one that<br />

we will focusonaswework through the<br />

Long Term Plan.<br />

Iamkeen as acouncil that we offer as<br />

many opportunities for the public to<br />

understand the issues we face.<br />

This will ensure that you, our<br />

community, has an insight to the costs<br />

and challenges we are also facing to<br />

enable your elected members to find the<br />

bestrange of options for you to consider<br />

when we formally consult early in the<br />

first quarter of 2024.<br />

Your voice and participation is most<br />

important as we test each other’s<br />

assumptions for what matters most to<br />

you, what that will cost, and who or how<br />

it will be paid.<br />

We need considered engaged and<br />

funded partnerships that will benefit our<br />

district.<br />

As we consider how we can work with<br />

central government, we need to consider<br />

how we can work with you, and that your<br />

thoughts are captured in designing the<br />

future of the Hurunui District.<br />

The new Government needs to listen<br />

and understand us better.<br />

We need to listen and ensure we work<br />

with you, our community, to focus on the<br />

things that matter most to you as we map<br />

our next 10 years and beyond together.<br />

United we can do so much more.<br />

stationery, administration and<br />

everything else involved in running our<br />

office. Tickets can be bought from the<br />

CAB at 209A High Street, Rangiora, or<br />

outside local supermarkets. There is a<br />

great selection of prizes. It will be drawn<br />

on December 8.<br />

Braided Art Exhibition<br />

The Waimakariri Public Arts Trust’s<br />

Braided Art Exhibition <strong>2023</strong> is being held<br />

in the foyer of the Waimakariri District<br />

Council Service Centre at 215 High Street<br />

in Rangiorafrom Wednesday <strong>November</strong><br />

22until Friday, <strong>November</strong> 24. It<br />

showcases Waimakariri’srenownedand<br />

emerging artists and is afundraiser for<br />

the trust. It provides an opportunity for<br />

everyone to support the artists and the<br />

trust by buying aunique piece of New<br />

Zealand art with a‘‘braided’’ theme,ona<br />

15cmx15cmcanvas, for $80. Entry is free.<br />

Donations to the trust gratefully<br />

accepted.<br />

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Criticism of growth<br />

planning disappoints<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Criticism of the Waimakariri<br />

District Council’s housing growth<br />

planning is disappointing, says<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon.<br />

In issuing arecommendation to<br />

decline aprivate plan change<br />

application to rezone land at Ohoka<br />

last month, independent<br />

commissioners Cindy Robinson and<br />

Ros Day­Cleavin were critical of the<br />

council fornot making enough<br />

provision for housing growth.<br />

But Mr Gordon said the criticism<br />

was ‘‘unfair’’.<br />

‘‘I guess they are entitled to come<br />

to whatever conclusions they like,<br />

but Ican assure youthe council does<br />

have enough provision to meet short<br />

to long term land capacity.’’<br />

He said under the existing<br />

Waimakariri District Plan, there<br />

was 321 hectares available for<br />

development, which equated to<br />

capacity for around 5900 new<br />

houses.<br />

Based on its growth model, which<br />

was prepared under the<br />

requirements set out in the National<br />

Policy Statement on Urban<br />

Development, the council projected<br />

demand for 5600 new houses over<br />

the next 10 years.<br />

Under the Proposed District Plan,<br />

notified in <strong>November</strong> 2021, the<br />

council believed it had provision for<br />

rezoning of land to cater for more<br />

than 20,000 new houses.<br />

The Proposed District Plan has<br />

been incorporated into the Greater<br />

ChristchurchSpatial Plan, which<br />

has just finished consultation.<br />

The council put forwardthis<br />

evidence as part of its plan change<br />

assessment, with the applicant,<br />

Rolleston Industrial Developments<br />

Ltd, arguing the council’s model<br />

‘‘overstated capacity’’.<br />

But Mr Gordon said other<br />

councils, including the Selwyn<br />

District Council, used the same<br />

methodology.<br />

‘‘The model will always be subject<br />

to variables and changing market<br />

demands across a30year period’’<br />

Rolleston Industrial<br />

Developments Ltd also presented<br />

evidence suggesting land in<br />

northeast Kaiapoi,which has been<br />

included in the spatial plan, was<br />

unsuitable for development.<br />

The land in question was deemed<br />

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red zone by the government afterthe<br />

2010 and 2011 earthquakes, with the<br />

government offering to payout<br />

property ownerstoallow them to<br />

move on.<br />

Arural zoning designation was<br />

then imposed by the Waimakariri<br />

District Council, which has been<br />

retained in the Proposed District<br />

Plan, with the council also<br />

designating it for possible future<br />

development.<br />

Specific zoning outcomes were<br />

being considered as part of the<br />

District Plan Review, due to be<br />

completed in June next year.<br />

The costs of developing the former<br />

red zone land were likely to be high,<br />

and apotential developer would<br />

need to be awareofthe constraints<br />

specific to the area, acouncil<br />

spokesperson said.<br />

‘‘Any flooding or other<br />

environmental considerations<br />

would need to be accounted for in<br />

any development plans.’’<br />

But developershave already<br />

expressed interest in former red<br />

zone land, including aconsortium<br />

led by Kaiapoi developer Jedd<br />

Pearce, which is exploring the<br />

possibility of amarina development<br />

including apartment style living.<br />

Mr Gordon said the experience<br />

reinforced the need for a<br />

moratorium on private plan changes<br />

while acouncil is going through a<br />

District Plan Review.<br />

‘‘All of that consultation can be<br />

compromised by aprivate plan<br />

change.’’<br />

Mr Gordon raised his concerns<br />

with Outgoing Environment<br />

Minister David Parker last year and<br />

planned to raise the issue again<br />

when anew Environment Minister is<br />

appointed.<br />

‘‘Changes were signalled in the<br />

Resource Management Act reforms,<br />

but the incoming Government has<br />

signalled it will take adifferent<br />

direction, so we will wait to see what<br />

that is.’’<br />

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

YES to Danceversity project<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

A national excellence award beckons<br />

for Rangiora High School year 13<br />

student Elizabeth de Lima.<br />

On December 4, Elizabeth (17) will<br />

attend the Lion Foundation Young<br />

Enterprise Scheme (YES) national<br />

finals in Wellington to receive her<br />

award.<br />

This is the second year in arow the<br />

school has won an YES award.<br />

YES allows students to set up and run<br />

areal business, creating products or<br />

services and bringing them to market.<br />

Rangiora High School (RHS) business<br />

studies teacher Alice Kavet saidthe<br />

scheme at the school involved seven<br />

groups this year.<br />

While the rest of the YES students<br />

followed the traditional path of the<br />

program, looking for ways to<br />

manufacture and sell products,<br />

Elizabeth took adifferent approach.<br />

‘‘The class is about finding aneed and<br />

solving it, so Iwanted to find out how I<br />

could combine my two passions–<br />

theatre and caring for others ­asa<br />

business,’’ Elizabeth says.<br />

An active participant in many<br />

theatrical productions in Rangiora,<br />

Elizabeth formed acompany called<br />

Danceversity.<br />

‘‘I wanted to bring alove of dance and<br />

music to our special needs students,’’<br />

she says.<br />

Inspired by the school’s Lighthouse<br />

special needs program, head teacher<br />

Simone Mullan says Elizabeth sought a<br />

way to fill the need for authentic<br />

connections with the community<br />

through young people with disabilities.<br />

‘‘We are very excited she is receiving<br />

the award. She has been part of our<br />

group for three years now and has<br />

Buddingentrepreneur ... Rangiora High School year 13 student Elizabeth de<br />

Lima with her mentor Simone Mullan, the head of the school's Lighthouse<br />

program.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

started makingreal connections with<br />

the students.’’<br />

Elizabeth worked in her spare time to<br />

gain the confidence and support of<br />

children in the Lighthouse program<br />

who often don’t accept changethat well.<br />

‘‘It wasn’t easy, some danced quickly,<br />

while others took their time to join in.’’<br />

Working on asolo project made it<br />

harder for Elizabeth as she didn’t have<br />

anyone else to help ease the workload.<br />

YES projects are usually run by groups<br />

of students.<br />

Mrs Mullan says it was apleasure<br />

seeing the students at the school’s<br />

annual Showcase presentation.<br />

‘‘This was the first time the children<br />

had ever performed in front of people.<br />

‘‘Elizabeth did all the work and it was<br />

amazing to see what real inclusion in a<br />

local community looks like.’’<br />

When told of her award, Elizabeth<br />

thought it was just anotification that<br />

she was in the running for it.<br />

‘‘We went to the regional finals<br />

where all the local YES projects<br />

presented their final reports and were<br />

judged. They told me there Ihad<br />

already made it through to the grand<br />

final, and Iwould receive the award. I<br />

was shaking as Iwas so emotional<br />

about it.’’ Elizabeth will join ARA’s<br />

National Academy of Singing and<br />

Dramatic Art next year and plans to do<br />

ateaching degree in special needs<br />

education.<br />

Replacing Skew<br />

Bridge discussed<br />

Replacing the Skew Bridge in west Kaiapoi<br />

remains apriority, says Waimakariri Mayor Dan<br />

Gordon.<br />

Mr Gordon says the council has been lobbying<br />

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency for<br />

funding to assist with the estimated $11 million<br />

replacement cost.<br />

‘‘I would like to bring it forward, but without the<br />

subsidy it will place 100 percent of the cost on the<br />

council.’’<br />

He was responding to comments from ratepayer<br />

Bruce Bellis, in adeputation to acouncil meeting<br />

on Tuesday, <strong>November</strong> 7.<br />

Mr Bellis called on the council to take urgent<br />

action to replace the bridge.<br />

‘‘It is adangerous bridge, it is avery narrow<br />

bridge, and it is very old and parts of it are<br />

crumbling away.’’<br />

It urgently needed replacing, he said.<br />

‘‘It is not uncommon to see parts of rear view<br />

mirrors (of trucks) lying on the bridge.’’<br />

Mr Bellis presented a2019 report, Skew Bridge<br />

Point of Entry,which he believed the council had<br />

received from Waka Kotahi. He received the report<br />

as part of an Official Information Act request to the<br />

council.<br />

But the council’s transportand roading manager,<br />

Joanne McBride, said the report was prepared by<br />

council staff and submitted to the agency as part of<br />

its funding application.<br />

It has been estimated to cost $11 million to<br />

replace the bridge, with the council seeking a51%<br />

funding share from Waka Kotahi to ease the burden<br />

on ratepayers.<br />

‘‘The council has been advocating to Waka Kotahi<br />

to replace Skew Bridge for years and has<br />

committed to funding the council share of the<br />

project,’’ Ms McBridge said.<br />

There is no funding commitment from Waka<br />

Kotahi, which requires the project to go through a<br />

business case process. When last assessed it did not<br />

meet the the funding criteria.<br />

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Kay and Philip Worthington’s decades of<br />

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The Fernside couple, who own<br />

Woolstone Park Lowlines Stud, have been<br />

awarded honorary life membership of the<br />

Australian Lowline Cattle Association<br />

(ALCA).<br />

The award is in recognition of Kay and<br />

Philip’s meritorious service to the<br />

association and the Lowline breed in<br />

Australasia.<br />

Philip has been aboard member of the<br />

association for the past 10 years.<br />

The couple, both former media industry<br />

professionals, started their farming<br />

careers later in life.<br />

They began on asmall property in<br />

Balcairn, then moved to alarger<br />

100­hectare site at Fernside.<br />

Philip says he wasn’t asheep farmer.<br />

He and Kay preferred goats, initially<br />

farming over 500 Angoras for their<br />

mohair.<br />

When the local irrigation scheme came<br />

on tap in the late 1990s, the couple<br />

decided to move into cattle farming with a<br />

couple of key provisos set down by Kay.<br />

‘‘The cattle had to have no horns, be<br />

nicely mannered and not daunting to work<br />

with,’’ Philip says.<br />

More used to researching stories for<br />

newspapers, Philip hit the books and<br />

found suitable cattle breeds based on<br />

Kay’s requirements.<br />

‘‘The Lowline breed are heritage Angus<br />

cattle and they fitted perfectly.’’<br />

He says they are asmaller­sized breed<br />

of cattle and are very easy to work with.<br />

‘‘I found the Australians had been<br />

researching the breed.<br />

‘‘They set up the first DNA profiles of a<br />

cattle breed and were looking closely at<br />

its suitability to allow farmers to run more<br />

of the smaller­sized stock units on hardier<br />

paddocks up in the north of the country,<br />

compared to larger breeds.’’<br />

He says the benefits of the smaller­sized<br />

animal are shorter gestation periods<br />

while getting the same amount of good<br />

meat, and they are much easier to handle.<br />

When the Australian research, which<br />

proved the worth of the breed, was over,<br />

breeders elected to keep all the<br />

documentation and set up ALCA to foster<br />

interest in the breed.<br />

The couple bought two Lowline<br />

embryos in 1999, and from that bred a<br />

couple of bulls, which were then mated to<br />

heifers —the rest is history.<br />

Today Woolstone Park has 114<br />

registered stud Lowline cattle —about<br />

one­sixth of the total number of 620<br />

registered Lowline cattle in New Zealand.<br />

Philip and Kay have added another<br />

element to their business,expanding<br />

their passion for the breed into the<br />

education sector.<br />

‘‘We saw high schools in Queensland<br />

running herdsperson training on their<br />

school farms, and so we started it here.’’<br />

Working closely with Rangiora High<br />

School for the past 14 years, the couple<br />

have introduced herdsmanship and farm<br />

skills to many young town and rural<br />

students.<br />

‘‘They love it. We still get students who<br />

have left school calling us up and offering<br />

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each year.’’<br />

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

Kaiapoi River quality<br />

rated poor since 2018<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

The Kaiapoi River is unlikely to be<br />

safe for swimming ever again, an<br />

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

surface water quality and ecology<br />

scientist says.<br />

Dr Adrian Meredith's comment<br />

came after ECan’s Water quality for<br />

Contact Recreation:Annual Summary<br />

Report for 2022­23 showed water<br />

testedatthe Kaiapoi River boat ramp<br />

hadreturned avery poor rating since<br />

2018.<br />

Dr Meredith said water in the<br />

Kaiapoi River was likely to have been<br />

heavily contaminated with bacteria<br />

for some time, from anumber of<br />

sources, that will be difficult to<br />

manage or control effectively, he said.<br />

This was because the river is fed by<br />

anetwork of lowland agricultural<br />

streamsand drains (Courtenay<br />

Stream, Silverstream, Ohoka Stream,<br />

Cust River, Cam River), and the<br />

drainage from the increasing urban<br />

area of Kaiapoi that drains into the<br />

Kaiapoi River.<br />

High duck populations along the<br />

rivers, and the high pigeon population<br />

roosting under bridges (particularly<br />

the Williams Street Bridge), are also<br />

believed to be contributors to the poor<br />

water quality.<br />

Dr Meredith said ECan has<br />

identified steps to make incremental<br />

improvements in controlling some of<br />

those sources.<br />

However, the reality is that those<br />

recommendations may never bring the<br />

water quality of ariver like the<br />

current Kaiapoi River into asuitablefor­swimming<br />

grade.<br />

The river is also atidal waterway<br />

whichcontributes to the problem by<br />

concentrating contaminants, leading<br />

to poorer water quality than more<br />

swiftly flowing rivers.<br />

There are also historic contributing<br />

factors.<br />

‘‘The Kaiapoi River, through<br />

Kaiapoi, was originally the north<br />

branchofthe Waimakariri River, and<br />

Kaiapoi township was on Kaiapoi<br />

Island and suffered serious floods and<br />

flood hazards,’’ Dr Meredith said.<br />

Then duringthe 1930s the Wrights<br />

cut diverted the Waimakariri River<br />

more directly to the ocean and cut off<br />

both the north branch (Kaiapoi), and<br />

the south branch (Otukaikino), of the<br />

WaimakaririRiver.<br />

The original north branch would<br />

havehad generally very good water<br />

quality, he said. But after the Wrights<br />

cut was opened and the Waimakariri<br />

River ceased to flow through Kaiapoi<br />

the water quality ‘‘will have greatly<br />

changed’’.<br />

From then on water quality began to<br />

be dominated by the network of<br />

lowland agriculturalstreams and<br />

drains, and the drainage from the<br />

increasing urban area of Kaiapoi.<br />

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more than 30 years ago, and will not be<br />

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Classy performance ... Conductor Dwayne Bloomfield with the Rangiora RSA Club Band<br />

performing the premiere of Armistice at Flanders Fields at the Rangiora Baptist Church Hall<br />

in Rangiora.<br />

PHOTO SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Score’sworld premier<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Apowerful piece of music written to<br />

commemorate Armistice Day has been<br />

given aworld premiere in Rangiora.<br />

Armistice at FlandersFields, written by<br />

world renowned composer Dwayne<br />

Bloomfield, of Rolleston, was performed<br />

for the first time by the Rangiora RSA Club<br />

Band during aconcert at theRangiora<br />

Baptist Church Hall on Armistice Day, last<br />

Saturday.<br />

Two hours after the Rangiora concert,<br />

which was conducted by Dwayne, and<br />

received astanding ovation from the<br />

audience, Armistice at Flanders Fields<br />

was performed again, this time in<br />

Brisbane, by the ANZAC Brass Band, and<br />

that performance was followed by others<br />

in South Africa, the United Kingdom,<br />

Canada and the USA.<br />

Armistice at FlandersFields is the fifth<br />

WWI musical compositionDwayne, who is<br />

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Club Band, and aformer Band Master of<br />

the NZ Army Band, has composed.<br />

He was asked late last year by the coordinator<br />

of the Armistice Day concerts,<br />

John Gardner, to write anew score to<br />

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the shape the piece would take, and doing<br />

research, trying to find out when the last<br />

NZ casualties were, how many deaths on<br />

the last day, who were the last casualties,’’<br />

Dwayne says.<br />

‘‘In March Istarted putting the notes on<br />

to the score, and in August we tested the<br />

first half and some of the ideas, and by<br />

mid­September (I) had completed it.<br />

‘‘We tried it (at) the next practice and<br />

from there started visualising how it was<br />

going to work in performance.’’<br />

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on the new composition, and all the others<br />

in the Rangiora concert, right up until the<br />

day of the premiere.<br />

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

Veterans and their families remembered<br />

More than 100 veterans and ex-servicemen and women turned out for the <strong>November</strong> 11 Armistice Day parade conducted by the Rangiora RSA.<br />

Held at 11am at the RangioraCenotaph, the parade assembled before two scale WW2 fighter planes flew asalute overhead. Rangiora RSA<br />

Padre Bill Peck read the details about the last day of the war to end all wars in 1918. Waimakariri District Council Mayor Dan Gordon, RSA<br />

members and the public laid wreaths at the baseofthe cenotaph.<br />

On Parade... Parade Sergeant Major WO1 Pat Duggan lines up the veterans at the start<br />

ofthe Rangiora RSA Remembrance Day parade.<br />

As one ... Tony Quinlan, Royal Marines, (left) helps Jim Cassels, RAF, to arrange the wreath<br />

the two veterans would lay at the Cenotaph.<br />

Nice chat ... RSA executive members Neill Price (left,) Royal New<br />

Zealand Artillery, and Barry Frost, NZ Army, wait for the start of the<br />

parade.<br />

Remembering others ... Cadets Thomas Wells (left) and Hayden<br />

Wafer from the NZ Cadet Forces Air Training Corps 88 Squadron<br />

District of Waimakariri lay their wreath.<br />

In Memory ... Waimakariri District Council<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon lays awreath at the base<br />

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Awaken... Rangiora RSA patron Bernie<br />

Powerraises the National flag at the<br />

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Standto... Rangiora RSA Padre Bill Peck sounds reveille.<br />

Remembering others ... Terry Trembath, served in the Royal New<br />

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Caption: The team at <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Collision Repair Centre Amberley from left<br />

Stu, Iain, Ryan, Caleb, Kurtis, and Tony.<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Collision<br />

has experienced owners at<br />

the helm<br />

Kelly Owens and Ryan Demmocks<br />

purchased the long established <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Collision Repair Centre<br />

Amberley, inSeptember, 2020.<br />

Ryan is awell known Amberley vehicle<br />

painter, who grew upinthe area. Heis<br />

also captain ofthe Amberley Senior Rugby<br />

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

He used to get off the Rangiora High<br />

School bus each afternoon and start<br />

sweeping floors, and helping out inthe<br />

repair business at 105 Carters Road in<br />

Amberley when he was just 15. Staff<br />

taught him the skills he needed, and he<br />

carried on in the trade, leaving <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Collision for five years<br />

to work at Smith Cranes toget some<br />

experience on bigger fleet vehicles and<br />

machinery, and industrial painting, before<br />

this unique opportunity arose.<br />

‘‘The owner called tosay it was for sale.<br />

We knew it was agamble especially as<br />

Covid had hit usall hard, but we took it<br />

on,’’ Ryan said.<br />

‘‘Now we have six skilled panel beaters<br />

and painters onstaff here, all eager tolook<br />

after all our clients bumps and scrapes.’’<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Collision Repair Centre<br />

Amberley is an accredited repairer for all<br />

the major insurance companies and are<br />

part of the NZCollision Repair Association.<br />

This involves being audited every year to<br />

maintain their high standards of quality<br />

repair services and skills.<br />

Working predominantly with cars, SUVs,<br />

utes and vans, Ryan says they are also<br />

willing and eager to fix boats, farm<br />

machinery and do rust work.<br />

The skilled team ofpainters and repairers<br />

have worked on many different models<br />

of modern and classic cars, and isvery<br />

handy with vehicle restorations as well.<br />

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Amberley is asponsor and supporter of<br />

many local events.<br />

Ryan says they are always busy but he<br />

values the personal touch and asks clients<br />

to call 03 314 8434, and have achat with<br />

manager Stu Forman, who mans the<br />

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Cars<br />

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KEEP OUR<br />

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allow space when passing by road users.<br />

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20 The<br />

NEWS<br />

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

<strong>North</strong> Course returns to NC<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

The <strong>North</strong> Course has returned.<br />

Now in its second year, it is a<br />

month­long celebration of <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> food, wine and<br />

hospitality where eateries serve<br />

up the very best local produce to<br />

tempt diners tastebuds.<br />

Event organiser Kelly Lynch of<br />

Enterprise <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s<br />

MADE NORTH CANTERBURY<br />

initiative says the event is an<br />

opportunity for diners to head<br />

out, support local and try<br />

something new.<br />

‘‘The <strong>North</strong> Course supports<br />

our local food and beverage<br />

producers as well as our local<br />

hospitality providers,’’ Kelly says.<br />

‘‘<strong>North</strong> Cantabrians love their<br />

food, wine and beer and they love<br />

to support local, so we’re serving<br />

up the chance to do both this<br />

<strong>November</strong> and dine their way<br />

around the amazing participating<br />

establishments.<br />

‘‘We want to see locals and<br />

visitors out there enjoying the<br />

spring weather, trying new places<br />

to dine and tasting delicious new<br />

menu items.’’<br />

To date, there are 28 hospitality<br />

providers signed up in<br />

Waimakariri and Hurunui<br />

districts.<br />

Each is required to add adish<br />

to their menu that must contain at<br />

least one ingredient from <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, and match it, where<br />

possible, with a<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

wine, beer or coffee.<br />

Diners of The <strong>North</strong> Course<br />

dish are invited to rate it on The<br />

Black Beech Wine &Pizza Bar ... The Oxford wine and pizza bar was<br />

crowned the most rated establishment in the 2022 <strong>North</strong> Course event.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

<strong>North</strong> Course website.<br />

The four establishments with<br />

the most popular dishes at the<br />

end of the month will win a<br />

profile in aCuisine Magazine<br />

feature on <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> in<br />

2024.<br />

Every diner that votes will go in<br />

the draw to win an amazing <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> weekend escape<br />

including anight at Greystone<br />

PurePod, along lunch at<br />

Greystone Cellar Door, aluxury<br />

spa package at Hanmer Springs<br />

Thermal Pools &Spa, and two<br />

tickets to the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Wine &Food Festival in March<br />

2024.<br />

‘‘Ideally, we would love our<br />

participating eateries to take this<br />

as an opportunity to really<br />

showcase their amazing local<br />

suppliers. We want to see<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> ingredients shine on<br />

the menu, to acknowledge the<br />

incredible breadth and quality of<br />

food and beverages we have here<br />

in our region,’’says Kelly.<br />

The <strong>North</strong> Course is aMADE<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY event,<br />

supported by Visit Waimakariri<br />

and Visit Hurunui. It is <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>’sfirst provenance<br />

brand, established by Enterprise<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> in 2020 to<br />

connect,promote and champion<br />

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

beverage producers. Visit<br />

thenorthcourse.co.nz to view and<br />

rate dishes. Follow MADE<br />

NORTH CANTERBURY on<br />

Facebook or Instagram.<br />

Review called<br />

for on audits<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s three<br />

councils have called for a<br />

review of the way Audit New<br />

Zealand conducts its auditing<br />

of councils.<br />

All three councils have faced<br />

hikes in their audit fees and<br />

Hurunui District Council chief<br />

executive Hamish Dobbie has<br />

questioned the scope of the<br />

audits and whether it provides<br />

value for ratepayers’ money.<br />

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independent, but there is a<br />

level of detail, such as<br />

Department of Internal Affairs<br />

performance measures, which<br />

add no value whatsoever for<br />

our community.’’<br />

He said the Hurunui District<br />

Council faced the same level of<br />

auditing as Auckland Council.<br />

‘‘They (Audit NZ) have<br />

standards they apply which are<br />

not always proportionate.<br />

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‘‘This is another one of those<br />

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Mr Dobbie’s comments<br />

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Kaikōura Mayor Craig Mackle,<br />

after the Kaikōura District<br />

Council was initially given an<br />

audit bill of $188,730 ­a<br />

whopping 47 percent hike on<br />

last year. It was subsequently<br />

negotiated down to $137,000.<br />

Mr Mackle called on the<br />

Office of the Auditor General to<br />

review how the auditing<br />

process is managed and the<br />

impacts on smaller,rural<br />

councils.<br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

chief executive Jeff Millward<br />

said auditing fees had been<br />

discussed by the <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

Mayoral Forum, and the chief<br />

executives’ and finance<br />

managers’ forums.<br />

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auditors’ reports and asked the<br />

Office of the Auditor­General to<br />

consider whether the scope of<br />

work is at the right level or<br />

whether it is over the top.’’<br />

Mr Millward said<br />

Waimakariri’s audit fee went<br />

up 28% this year and he<br />

anticipated ahike of more than<br />

20% next year.<br />

Aspokesperson for the Office<br />

of the Auditor­General said<br />

audit fee increases were driven<br />

by legislative requirements on<br />

auditors, inflation, and a<br />

competitive market for audit<br />

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The ability to deliver a‘‘localised<br />

curriculum’’ played amajor part in<br />

appointing anew principal at Kaikōura<br />

High School, board of trustees presiding<br />

member John Wyatt says.<br />

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deputy principal Jo Fissenden will be<br />

stepping into the top job next year.<br />

‘‘Jo and Ishare agoal for Kaikōura to<br />

be the most admired small school in the<br />

country and we want our rangatahi to be<br />

the best reflections of themselves,’’ Mr<br />

Wyatt says.<br />

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abig part of that.<br />

‘‘We want to be agreat rural high<br />

school delivering what is needed for our<br />

community and being relevant for where<br />

we live.’’<br />

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acting principal since principal John<br />

Tait left the school in term two.<br />

She was originally from Christchurch<br />

where she attended Burnside High<br />

School, one of the largest schools in the<br />

country.<br />

Ayear 7to13school, Kaikōura High<br />

School is one of smallest high schools<br />

and began the year with 218 students.<br />

Mrs Fissenden first came to Kaikōura<br />

as amasters student doing research for<br />

two years at the marine biology<br />

laboratory, which has since closed.<br />

After training as abiology and science<br />

teacher, she taught at Marlborough<br />

Boys’ College before returning to<br />

Kaikōura to raise her family.<br />

She has taught at Kaikōura High<br />

School for <strong>16</strong> years, with three of her<br />

children being students at the school<br />

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University.<br />

Despite the demands of her new role,<br />

Mrs Fissenden has negotiated with the<br />

board to remain in the classroom,<br />

teaching the senior biology class.<br />

‘‘I am keen to still be connected, and it<br />

will be cool to have that perspective with<br />

some significant changes being made to<br />

NCEA.<br />

‘‘I think it is important to remind<br />

yourself of what is happening in the<br />

classroom and in education.’’<br />

She is not anticipating making major<br />

changes to the school, but ensuring there<br />

is alocalised curriculum and being<br />

transparent for parents were top<br />

priorities.<br />

‘‘The feedback we have is that parents<br />

don’t feel comfortable coming into the<br />

school and we have taken that on board.’’<br />

She says being in asmall, rural school<br />

community had its advantages in making<br />

connections and offering opportunities<br />

to students in the community.<br />

But there were also challenges in<br />

recruiting staff, as relievers were hard to<br />

find, forcing the school to close several<br />

times in the last two years due to staff<br />

sickness.<br />

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

Eyrewell firm wins Technology Award<br />

Angus Robertson Mechanical Ltd was awarded the Misco Joinery<br />

Technology Award at the recent <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Business Awards. A<br />

generational company, it focuses on it’s founder’s strong commitment<br />

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construction industry. Reporter John Cosgrove talks with General<br />

Manager Clint Taylor.<br />

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specialist technologyfirm designs and<br />

manufactures unique building industry<br />

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productivity, maintain cost­efficiency and<br />

operate safely to international standards.’’<br />

The company was founded in1993 by<br />

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design and manufacturing engineers.<br />

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extensive testing to ensure perfection<br />

every time.<br />

Rollform machinesare usedtoform<br />

onsite metal products used for roofing,<br />

steel frame and purlin construction,<br />

garage doors and other specialist<br />

applications.<br />

‘‘We’ve supplied hundreds of bespoke,<br />

standard industry rollformers and other<br />

coil processing machines to clients<br />

throughoutNew Zealand,Australia,<br />

Vietnam, Algeria, Indonesia, Malaysia,<br />

Myanmar, Thailand and Ghana.’’<br />

Mr Taylor describes rollforming as one<br />

that requires operators to have akeen<br />

understanding of metal and its properties.<br />

‘‘Because our clients work with steel<br />

procured from all around the world, it<br />

comes in many different varieties,<br />

consistencies and blends, which makes it<br />

very tricky to bendorroll uniformly.<br />

‘‘Where we come to the forefront of the<br />

industry is throughour teams dedication<br />

togetting it just right, each time, clients<br />

use our machines.’’<br />

He says many clients come to them<br />

because of their reputation for designing,<br />

building and then maintaining the<br />

intricatemachines they build in the<br />

factory.<br />

‘‘There can be 3000 individual parts we<br />

have to make for each machine and having<br />

all the skilled craftsmen and women on<br />

hand makes our job so much easier.’’<br />

He says their team of engineers also<br />

writethe software, design the control<br />

systems and then once installed, offer<br />

extensive maintainence services for the<br />

life of all their complex machines.<br />

‘‘We get to build for our clients the Rolls<br />

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The judges at the Business Awards<br />

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business. Mr Taylor says it’s thanks to his<br />

wonderful staff and clients, whose sense of<br />

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Coveted Hawke Cup heads to Hawkes Bay<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Country cricket<br />

surrendered the much coveted Hawke<br />

Cup to challenger Hawkes Baylast<br />

weekend.<br />

It was agame that had been<br />

programmed eight months earlier but<br />

Cyclone Gabrielle, that battered the<br />

Hawkes Bay, prevented the team from<br />

travelling south.<br />

With the match put on the backburner<br />

for months, Hawkes Bay finally had<br />

their shot at winning back the historic<br />

trophy, starting in Rangiora last Friday.<br />

It had <strong>Canterbury</strong> Country on the back<br />

foot from the beginning, and Hawkes<br />

Bay took the trophy home after Country<br />

suffered afirst innings loss.<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Country won the toss and<br />

asked the visitors to bat first.<br />

Hawkes Bay amassed 353 in 132 overs.<br />

Heading the Country bowling was<br />

captain Sam Chamberlain who took 4/57<br />

from 37.5 overs.<br />

In reply <strong>Canterbury</strong> Country wickets<br />

fell at regular intervals and the cup<br />

defence looked slimmer with each ball<br />

bowled.<br />

The only sustained resistance came<br />

from Cheviot’s Archie Redfern who<br />

scored 56.<br />

The seasons normal programme will<br />

commence shortly with round robin<br />

games against other teams in the zone.<br />

The winner of this will earn the right to<br />

challenge for the Hawke Cup.<br />

Scoreboard: <strong>Canterbury</strong> Country 129<br />

(Archie Redfern 56, Harry Chamberlain<br />

25) lost on the first innings to Hawkes<br />

Bay 353 (Sam Chamberlain 4/57, George<br />

Gunn 2/56).<br />

Rga racegoers support Katie Cox Appeal<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Racegoers at Rangiora Harness Racing<br />

Club’s (RHRC)Bayley’s Raceday<br />

meeting have added to the Katie Cox<br />

Appeal.<br />

Acharitable trust was established last<br />

month by Craig Wiggins to collect<br />

donations for Katie, aged 33, atalented<br />

harness racing trainer and driver from<br />

Leeston, after she was diagnosed with<br />

an aggressive, rare form of lung cancer<br />

following adoctor'svisit to treat a<br />

lingering cough.<br />

The campaign was established to help<br />

Katie fund her medical expenses<br />

including expensive medication which<br />

has been used successfully overseas.<br />

RHRC president Russell Latimer says<br />

buckets were placed around the<br />

raceway at last Friday’s meeting for<br />

racegoers to support the appeal.<br />

Raceday sponsors, Bayleys<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, and their team of real<br />

estate agents attending the meeting<br />

contributed significantly to the total<br />

raised.<br />

Racegoers to the next race meeting at<br />

Rangiora will also have the opportunity<br />

to support the appeal.<br />

To date the harness racing community<br />

has raised about $300,000.<br />

Asuccessful Melbourne Cup day<br />

fundraiser luncheon held at Addington<br />

Raceway on <strong>November</strong> 7added<br />

significantly to the total, which also<br />

includes donations of $25,000 from<br />

Entain, $10,000 from TAB NZ and $5000<br />

from Harness Racing New Zealand.<br />

Katie has thanked everyone for their<br />

support in an open letter to the harness<br />

racing community posted on the<br />

Harness Racing New Zealand website.<br />

‘‘I am humbled by your generosity and<br />

the many kind words. Abig thanks must<br />

also go to all those who have helped<br />

initiate this,’’ she said.<br />

People wanting to contribute to the<br />

appeal can do so through the Whatever<br />

with Wiggy Charitable Trust CC59951<br />

Katie Cox Appeal 06­0837­0390071­01<br />

using the reference Katie.<br />

Collection for Katie ... Rangiora Harness<br />

Racing Club president Russell Latimer<br />

alongside the collection bucket at the club’s<br />

race meeting last Friday for the Katie Cox<br />

Appeal.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

SPORTS RESULTS<br />

Rangiora Bridge Club<br />

Grey Pairs: N/S: Warwick Wyatt/Janelle<br />

Crawley 1, Colleen Adam/Moody Shokry<br />

2, Faye Priest/Julie Day and Tom Rose/<br />

Judy Bruerton equal 3. E/W: Janice<br />

Pickering/Heather Waldron 1, Gaynor<br />

Hurford/Helen Paterson 2, David<br />

Rainey/Sue Solomons 3.<br />

Rimu Pairs: N/S: Stuart Atkinson/<br />

Wayne Hutchings 1, DaveTocker/Sue<br />

McIlroy 2, Ant Lilley/Gail Hallams 3.<br />

E/W: Dawn Simpson/RobinHassall 1,<br />

Sue Solomons/Richard Luisetti 2,<br />

Janice Pickering/Noeline Goodgame 3.<br />

Junior Evening: N/S: Helen Russ/<br />

Lynette Tillman 1, Gayle Saunders/<br />

Debra Wilson 2, Margriet Dykstra/<br />

Alison Howie 3. E/W: Ben Prain/Julie<br />

Smith 1, Murray Davis/Sharyn Davis 2,<br />

Judy McIver/Paul Williams 3.<br />

Premier Pairs: N/S: Jannene Cumming/<br />

Jan Roose 1, Barry Smart/Lynda<br />

Cameron 2, Janice Pickering/Maree<br />

Felstead 3. E/W: Dawn Simpson/Gaynor<br />

Hurford 1, Veronica Hall/Marion<br />

Lomax 2, Nancy Harris/Maggie<br />

Johnston 3.<br />

Rangiora 9­hole Golf<br />

Jingles: Men: Hudson Deane 24, 1; Ross<br />

Gillespie 23, 2; Dennis Brook 21, 3;<br />

Bruce Pugh 19 c/b, 4.<br />

Ladies: Jan Moffatt 27, 1; Catherine<br />

Boddy 19, 2; Diane Sinclair 18, 3; Verety<br />

Johnson 17, 4.<br />

Amberley Bridge Club<br />

Monday Evening: Caryl Brown &Nell<br />

McKellow 1, Lyn Johns &Ian<br />

Pettigrew 2, Janenne Cumming &Jan<br />

Roose 3.<br />

Thursday Afternoon: Judith Driver &<br />

Jan Roose 1, Douschka Saunders &<br />

Nell McKellow 2, Diana Faulkner &<br />

Helen Phillips 3.<br />

Waimakariri Gorge Golf<br />

Summer Golf, Stableford: 18 holes: F<br />

Nimmo ­39, NRobertson ­34, SFarrar<br />

­30, J Pottinger ­30.<br />

Nearest to Pin for 2–No.4 –JPottinger.<br />

Nearest to Pin for 1–No.17 –FNimmo.<br />

Longest Putt –No. 1–MRobertson<br />

9Holes<br />

J Smith ­17, VMcKenzie ­15.<br />

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Work has started on the new dog<br />

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Reserve Dog Park in Rangiora.<br />

Rangiora Lions Club member<br />

and co­ordinator of the project,<br />

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installation of wooden zig zags,<br />

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facilities at Millton Park arose in<br />

2021 when the Waimakariri<br />

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ways to use the land behind the<br />

existing dog park on River Road.<br />

‘‘As aresult, the council agreed<br />

to allocate additional land for the<br />

dog park to enable an agility area<br />

to be established, and to give<br />

dogs greater opportunities for<br />

enrichment.’’<br />

In the future it is intended to<br />

construct awalking path from the<br />

dog parks to the tracks and trails<br />

Under way. .. Rangiora Lions Club members (from left) Quentin de Hamel,<br />

Dene Cook and Mike Clemens working working on the "A frame" feature,<br />

one of the new dog agility structures at the Millton Reserve Dog Park in<br />

Rangiora.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

along the banks of the Ashley<br />

River.<br />

The Millton Reserve Dog Park<br />

is in constant use by dogs.<br />

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features from sponsorship and<br />

community grants. Amajor<br />

sponsor has been Rangiora Vet<br />

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

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Flyride<br />

The proposed Flyride for HanmerSprings continues its bumpy<br />

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Ahearing before the Environment Court, scheduled for last<br />

Monday, <strong>November</strong> 6, did not eventuate due to illness.<br />

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been set.<br />

Enigmatic Nature<br />

Kathy Thorpe has delivered another, not­to be­missed<br />

exhibition of superb quality for aWaimakariri art gallery.<br />

Enigmatic Nature by Kathy Thorpe is proving popular.<br />

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‘‘This exhibition explores the complexity of nature through<br />

shapes and tones found in the natural world, offering ahumble<br />

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Enigmatic Nature by Kathy Thorpe, closes on Wednesday<br />

<strong>November</strong> 22.<br />

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St Patrick’s Kaiapoi Catholic Primary and to date, nothing has been rebuilt<br />

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and two adults to the Cook Islands in The St Patrick’s contingent plans to<br />

term four to learn abou the local culture take some resources for the school and<br />

and do some community service. is seeking support from the local <strong>North</strong><br />

“This is our second trip and what we’ve <strong>Canterbury</strong> community.<br />

identified is the opportunity to do an A number of local sports organisations<br />

overseas trip like no other,” says teacher have agreed to donate sports equipment<br />

Pax O’Dowd, who wi l accompany the and local businesses have given some<br />

pupils to Rarotonga.<br />

“It’s like school camp, where the<br />

Pax says the group is also liaising with<br />

students wi l have some fun, but it’s Raro communitygroupsinRarotonga to do<br />

style and it’s an opportunity to give back some volunteering, planting and clean<br />

the local communityand an opportunity<br />

to learn what we share in common The group wi l be staying a the<br />

as Pacific communities as we l as our Rakahangahostel, which is named after<br />

di ferences.”<br />

one of the islands, and is like a marae,<br />

Pax wi l be joined on the trip by parent<br />

Pacific Islands.<br />

and Board of Trustees member Angela “It’s very basic, but communityfocused<br />

His classmateCaleb Spence says he<br />

and everybodypitches in with cooking has been to Rarotonga before and is<br />

Although the Cook Islands is o ficia ly and cleaning.<br />

looking forward to returning.<br />

a part of New Zealand and uses New “They are wonderful hosts and are quite “I’m exciting to see the beach. It’s pre ty<br />

Zealand do lars, life is very di ferent on proud of their country and are rea ly hot at 30 degreesmost of the time and it<br />

the islands and local schools do not happy, humble people.”<br />

have the same resources.<br />

The pupils said they were looking Their classmatesare looking forward to<br />

As we l as fundraising for the trip, Pax forward to visiting Rarotonga and learning about Cook Islands culture and<br />

s he school has been fundraising to meeting their new penpals at Nukutere meeting their penpals.<br />

rt Nukutere Co lege, a Year 7 to 11 Co lege, who they have been<br />

They have been busy fundraising and<br />

in Rarotonga, which St Patrick’s<br />

co responding with in the lead up to the co lecting stationery supplies and books<br />

ilt a relationship with.<br />

to take to Nukutere Co lege and packing<br />

rs trip last year was an<br />

Pupil Mason Robsonsayshis penpal<br />

nity to see the lay of the land. We ‘likes taro’, a popular vegetableinthe<br />

The Cook Islands is a co lection of<br />

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What’s happening in your<br />

community…<br />

Construction to begin on<br />

Townsend Playground<br />

Construction will begin this month onanew<br />

playground at Townsend Road Reserve in Rangiora.<br />

The works will take place between <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

and January 2024 and include:<br />

• Earthworks and surface preparation<br />

• Construction of footpaths and concrete areas<br />

• Installation ofthe playground equipment<br />

• Installation ofstreet furniture and fence.<br />

Entry/exit points for construction vehicles into the<br />

site will be designed to limit the impact on traffic<br />

and take into account children playing and riding<br />

bikes on the street. Neighbours ofthe reserve<br />

should expect some construction noise.<br />

During construction access to the reserve will<br />

be restricted.<br />

Council started consultation with the community on<br />

the design of the playground back in<strong>November</strong> 2021<br />

and the final design was approved bythe Rangiora-<br />

Ashley Community Board in August 2022. Delays<br />

in delivery ofthe play equipment and landscaping<br />

items meant that construction ofthe playground<br />

has been delayed.<br />

The playground is expected to open in late Summer<br />

and will include asmall BMX/pump track, large open<br />

slide, smaller slide for younger children, swing set<br />

and separate nest swing, spinner, rockers, nature play<br />

area, flying fox and aformalised cycle/scooter loop<br />

path around the play space.<br />

Upcoming Roadworks<br />

Starting on Monday 20<strong>November</strong>, CORDE will<br />

be carrying out pavement rehabilitation (granular<br />

overlay) on Easterbrook Road. This work will take<br />

four–six weeks tocomplete (weather permitting).<br />

The road will be closed between Hicklands Road and<br />

Mountvista Road, between the hours of7am and<br />

6pm. Itwill reopen to traffic with areduced speed<br />

limit in place overnight and while no work is taking<br />

place. Traffic will be detoured via Plaskett Road to<br />

the west, or Flaxton Road to the east.<br />

Pine Avenue, Waikuku Beach is closed from Monday<br />

20 <strong>November</strong> for uptofour days while the damaged<br />

sewer main isrepaired.<br />

Courtenay Drive will be closed in the northbound<br />

(anticlockwise) direction from Wyber Place to<br />

Charters Street until 22 December for works at the<br />

Kaiapoi Community Hub site.<br />

Have you signed up for<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

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

To join visit:<br />

waimakariri.govt.nz/newsletter-subscribe<br />

Tell aYarn<br />

CraftGroup<br />

Love knitting or crochet? Want to share your<br />

passion with fellow enthusiasts? Weare<br />

starting aweekly drop-in group. Bring your<br />

existing projects orjust come along for a<br />

natter. Beginnersand othercrafterswelcome,<br />

no bookingrequired.<br />

KaiapoiLibrary •Friday2pm<br />

Rangiora Library• Saturday 10.30am<br />

Find outmore<br />

waimakaririlibraries.com<br />

03 311 8901<br />

or visit any of our libraries<br />

Does Your Pool<br />

Fence Comply?<br />

Summer ishere and it’s important pool barriers<br />

and fencing comply with the Building Act.<br />

From <strong>November</strong> to March each year we’ll be visiting<br />

properties to check if apool is still present, the type<br />

and if thepool fence complies.<br />

We’ll leave anotice in the letterbox after the check, and<br />

note any items that may need tobeaddressed.<br />

Why we’re doing this:<br />

The Building Act requires us to inspect pool barriers<br />

regularly for compliance to the Building Code.<br />

Call us on 03 311 8906 if you have any questions.<br />

Register your pool at waimakariri.govt.nz -<br />

keyword search Swimming Pool Registration<br />

Free Digital<br />

Skills Classes<br />

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Friday 24 <strong>November</strong> • 10am–12noon<br />

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Anew and unique opportunity to<br />

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

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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 in the 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 or private water<br />

supply.<br />

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

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

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Gun Club<br />

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Sunday 19 <strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

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10am Start<br />

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36 The<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLY OF<br />

ALCOHOL ACT 2012<br />

Asian Garden Hospitality<br />

Ltd–Buddha Stix Rangiora,<br />

93 Ivory Street ,Rangiora<br />

has made application<br />

to the District Licensing<br />

Committee atRangiora for<br />

therenewal of aOn-Licence<br />

in respect ofthe premises<br />

situated at 93 Ivory Street,<br />

Rangiora, known as<br />

Buddha Stix Rangiora.<br />

The general nature ofthe<br />

business conducted (or to<br />

be conducted )under the<br />

licence isRestaurant .The<br />

daysonwhich and thehours<br />

duringwhich alcoholis(or is<br />

intended tobe)sold under<br />

the licence are Monday to<br />

Sunday 11am to 11pm<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

LicensingCommitteeat215<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 25 working days after<br />

the date ofthe publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing ofthe objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

PrivateBag 1005,Rangiora<br />

7440 or email torecords@<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 />

section131 of theSaleand<br />

SupplyofAlcohol Act2012.<br />

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OPERATIVE WAIMAKARIRI DISTRICT PLAN<br />

Clause 10 of Schedule 1<br />

of the Resource Management Act, 1991<br />

NOTIFICATION OF DECISION<br />

PRIVATEPLAN CHANGE RCP031<br />

ROLLESTON INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED<br />

535 MILL ROAD, OHOKA<br />

At its meeting on 7<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong> the Waimakariri District Council<br />

resolved to adopt the Commissioner’s recommendation to decline<br />

Rolleston Industrial Developments Limited’s request to rezone<br />

approximately 155.9 hectares, as amended from Rural to Residential 2,<br />

4A and Business 4,and create aResidential 8zone.<br />

The full text of the decision can beread online at waimakariri.govt.nz/<br />

council/public-notices, or online at any Waimakariri District Council or<br />

Libraries or service centres during working hours located at:<br />

Rangiora Library, 139 Percival Street, Rangiora;<br />

Rangiora Service Centre, 215 High Street, Rangiora;<br />

Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre, 176 Williams Street,Kaiapoi; and<br />

Oxford Service Centre/Library, 34 Main Street, Oxford.<br />

Anyone who made asubmission on Private Plan Change RCP031<br />

may appeal to the Environment Court against the Council’s decision.<br />

Appeals must be in the prescribed form as set out in Form 7tothe<br />

Resource Management (Forms, Fees and Procedure) Regulations<br />

2003. Appeals must reach the Court within 30 working days of<br />

receiving notice of the decision from the Council. Acopy of any appeals<br />

must also be served on the Council.<br />

Please note that any appeals are to be lodged with the<br />

Environment Court by 5pm, <strong>16</strong> January 2024<br />

For further information please contact Audrey Benbrook,<br />

Development Planning Administrator on 0800 965 468 or email<br />

developmentplanning@wmk.govt.nz<br />

Notification: Saturday, 11<strong>November</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

ASHGROVE NETBALL<br />

Club AGM, Sunday 26th<br />

<strong>November</strong>, 2.30pm, <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Netball Club<br />

Pavilion, refreshments will<br />

be provided.<br />

Entertainment<br />

TOOT’ N’ CROON entertain<br />

on 1st December, local<br />

nine member band Toot’ n’<br />

Croon play at the Rangiora<br />

RSA on Friday 1st December,<br />

entertaining with popular<br />

songs from the 1950s to<br />

1970s. Come and relax,<br />

sing along or dance the<br />

night away, band starts at<br />

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For Sale<br />

JIGSAWS, books, plants,<br />

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<strong>November</strong>, 10am to 2pm.<br />

Educational<br />

TUITION available. Primary<br />

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English,Science) up to<br />

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