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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Passionate about our place<br />

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80s hit maker<br />

to open<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Sounds<br />

Page 3<br />

Property Guide liftout inside<br />

Slinky the<br />

snake keeps<br />

growing<br />

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Neighbours should know about land changes<br />

• By Daniel Alvey<br />

A COUPLE fighting to stop a<br />

business park being developed<br />

on three sides of their property<br />

say developers should be forced<br />

to tell neighbours of their plans.<br />

Jill Gordon and Ross Thomas<br />

were “gobsmacked” when they<br />

found out late last year their<br />

5.37ha property in Lincoln<br />

was up for rezoning from rural<br />

to a mix of industrial and<br />

residential during the District<br />

Plan review.<br />

The submission by their<br />

neighbours Lynn and Carol<br />

Townsend, Rick and Diane<br />

Fraser, and Malcolm and Lynn<br />

Stewart for a 27ha business<br />

park on Springs Rd was rejected<br />

by a hearings panel in August.<br />

The group has now appealed<br />

to the Environment Court to<br />

have the decision overturned.<br />

Gordon found the submission<br />

on the council website<br />

two years after it had been<br />

submitted by the group. She<br />

says all property owners should<br />

Controversial plan<br />

pages 8, 9, 11<br />

be notified by developers<br />

wanting to rezone land.<br />

Gordon wanted the<br />

legislation changed for District<br />

Plan reviews to make the same<br />

as the notification process for<br />

private plan charges.<br />

Under the District Plan<br />

review the council did consult<br />

on the plan as a whole, but did<br />

not specifically alert property<br />

owners about individual<br />

rezoning requests.<br />

“The council follows the legal<br />

requirements laid out in the<br />

Resource Management Act for<br />

notifying people affected by<br />

proposed land zone changes,”<br />

council acting executive<br />

director for development and<br />

growth Robert Love said.<br />

Currently, the act requires<br />

submissions to the District<br />

Plan be notified as a whole,<br />

while private plan applications<br />

require both public notices<br />

and letters to directly affected<br />

landowners.<br />

Springs Ward councillor<br />

Grant Miller said it was<br />

something that could be looked<br />

at.<br />

“There is a happy median<br />

of somewhere of having a<br />

notification for some things<br />

and notification of everything.”<br />

Miller said any notification<br />

process has to be fair both to<br />

the proposer and the affected<br />

residents.<br />

Christmas<br />

show<br />

lights up<br />

• Watch the video on Starnews.co.nz<br />

The Shands Rd Christmas Experience opened for the<br />

festive season on Saturday. Carl and Yvonne Yates<br />

(inset) doubled the size of the light show last year,<br />

expanding it into a neighbouring paddock. Story<br />

page 4.<br />

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

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2 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

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YOU CAN’T blame people<br />

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Equally you can’t be too<br />

critical of the landowners<br />

who want to convert<br />

the empty block into<br />

commercial use. It will be a<br />

great source of income.<br />

On pages 1, 8, 9 & 11 we<br />

examine the controversial<br />

issue. We talk to those<br />

trying to get the business<br />

park over the line and why,<br />

those who are against it and<br />

how the plan all came about.<br />

The issue is now destined<br />

News<br />

for the Environment Court<br />

after a hearings panel turned<br />

down the bid in August.<br />

Going to the Environment<br />

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but the stakes are high.<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

EIGHTIES MUSIC star Rikki<br />

Morris has been added to the<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Sounds line up and is<br />

scheduled to open the day-long<br />

festival in March.<br />

Morris is best known for his<br />

chart-topping hit Nobody Else<br />

which won him New Zealand<br />

songwriter of the year in 1988.<br />

“We’re really, really pleased<br />

to have him on board. It just<br />

gives us more depth to our<br />

already fantastic lineup,”<br />

said festival promoter David<br />

Parlane.<br />

The singer-songwriter<br />

performed at <strong>Selwyn</strong> Sounds in<br />

2019, alongside a who’s who of<br />

New Zealand musicians known<br />

as The Golden Kiwis.<br />

He will play to an expected<br />

crowd of 10,000 at Lincoln<br />

Domain on March 2.<br />

Morris has a long history in<br />

New Zealand music.<br />

He is younger brother of the<br />

late Th’ Dudes member, Ian<br />

Morris, with whom he released<br />

music.<br />

The musician has worked as a<br />

sound technician for tours and<br />

as a TV presenter.<br />

He was also briefly a member<br />

of The Crocodiles pop band.<br />

After a 25-year hiatus,<br />

Morris made a strong return<br />

in 2021 with the release of his<br />

single The One Thing I Can’t<br />

Live Without. The song topped<br />

artists, as well as Rikki Morris.<br />

the New Zealand iTunes charts<br />

after its release.<br />

In celebration of the 35th<br />

anniversary of Nobody Else, a<br />

duet version of the song was<br />

released in October, featuring<br />

Morris and Anika Moa.<br />

Headliners for <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Sounds are synth-pop duo The<br />

Human League, pop duo Go<br />

West and singer-songwriter<br />

Nik Kershaw.<br />

“Three major 80s UK artists<br />

coming to New Zealand will<br />

certainly be a highlight of the<br />

festival,” said Parlane.<br />

The 1980s cover band,<br />

AutoMatic80s will also return<br />

as part of the lineup.<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Rikki Morris steps up to open concert<br />

ROCK ON: The <strong>Selwyn</strong> Sounds music festival will take place in March and feature UK 80s<br />

“The AutoMatic80s have<br />

been a crowd favourite for<br />

years at <strong>Selwyn</strong> Sounds,” said<br />

Parlane.<br />

Presale and first release<br />

tickets sold out on November<br />

15.<br />

Second release tickets are on<br />

sale now ($149).<br />

Parlane said he expects<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Sounds will sell out<br />

completely before March.<br />

“This has been an extremely<br />

exciting year for us. Our ticket<br />

sales have been going through<br />

the roof.”<br />

Final release tickets will be<br />

available on Friday morning at<br />

www.tinyurl.com/nuxfwuf7<br />

THE LINE-UP<br />

The Human League<br />

• Formed in 1977<br />

• Best known for Don’t<br />

You Want Me<br />

Go West<br />

• We Close Our Eyes released<br />

in 1985<br />

Nik Kershaw<br />

• Shot to fame with his<br />

1984 album The Riddle<br />

• Wrote Chesney Hawkes’<br />

The One and Only<br />

NEWS 3<br />

In Brief<br />

TEEN CHARGED AFTER<br />

TECH STORE BREAK-IN<br />

A 15-year-old has been charged<br />

with burglary after a tech store<br />

break-in on Labour Day. Six<br />

youths smashed their way into<br />

the Vernon Dr store at 4.15am.<br />

Owner Toyaz Yadav estimated the<br />

loss to be about $25,000, including<br />

stolen items and damage to the<br />

shop.<br />

FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON<br />

SPEED LIMIT SIGNS<br />

Waka Kotahi NZTA is seeking<br />

feedback on 60km/h speed<br />

zone at the intersection of State<br />

Highway 1, Dunns Crossing Rd<br />

and Walkers Rd. The agency is<br />

proposing to install electronic<br />

speed limit signs, which will<br />

be activated when a driver<br />

approaches SH1 from Dunns<br />

Crossing or Walkers Rds. You can<br />

submit feedback until <strong>December</strong><br />

11 through the online survey,<br />

nzta.govt.nz/sh1-dunns-crossing,<br />

or by emailing dunnscrossingisz@<br />

nzta.govt.nz<br />

HISTORY FUND TAKING<br />

APPLICATIONS<br />

Applications for the <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Community History Fund are<br />

now open. The fund is designed to<br />

support communities and groups<br />

and their heritage activities.<br />

It assists residents and visitors<br />

in learning about the district’s<br />

unique stories and places. To<br />

apply head to selwyn.govt.nz/<br />

services/funding-And-grants/<br />

selwyn-community-history-fund<br />

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<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

4<br />

NEWS<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Shands Rd Christmas Experience<br />

gets bigger and brighter again<br />

• By Geoff Sloan<br />

A POPULAR Canterbury<br />

Christmas light display, billed<br />

as the biggest of its kind in<br />

Australasia, switched on its lights<br />

over the weekend.<br />

The Shands Rd Christmas<br />

Experience opened on Saturday<br />

and will be on every night<br />

during <strong>December</strong>.<br />

About 50,000 people visit<br />

the Prebbleton property each<br />

Christmas. And its owners, Carl<br />

and Yvonne Yates, say they are<br />

predicting a bumper turnout<br />

again this year.<br />

“We’re slightly insane and<br />

people seem to enjoy seeing what<br />

insane people get up to.”<br />

The festive attraction features<br />

dozens of colourful new lighting<br />

designs and animated carnival<br />

displays, all choreographed to<br />

rock music.<br />

The interactive Christmas<br />

wonderland expanded into<br />

a neighbouring paddock last<br />

year, doubling the display space<br />

available.<br />

Yates said their ‘village’ has<br />

now been fully completed, taking<br />

the whimsical wonderland to<br />

“the next level”.<br />

SPECTACLE: The Shands Rd Christmas Experience will run until <strong>December</strong> 30.<br />

He has no plans to expand<br />

the display further at this stage<br />

and plans to re-design the<br />

main display area as next year’s<br />

project.<br />

“It’s not going to end. There’s<br />

so much new stuff that is<br />

wanting to jump out of my brain<br />

that I want to give it a go.”<br />

Yates admits it cost a lot to run<br />

the light show, with hardware,<br />

traffic management, and $80,000<br />

a year spent just on the lights<br />

alone.<br />

He said, surprisingly, power is<br />

their cheapest expense at $2500<br />

for <strong>December</strong>, thanks to the<br />

energy-efficient LED lights.<br />

“Hundreds of thousands of<br />

dollars go into this, but it’s worth<br />

it.<br />

“And, (as) the old saying goes,<br />

we can’t take it with us when we<br />

die so we might as well enjoy it<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

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The Shands Rd Christmas<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

NEWS 5<br />

UNIQUE: Six-star property Broadfield<br />

Garden is for sale by auction tomorrow.<br />

Landmark garden up for auction<br />

A SIX-STAR landmark garden<br />

with a focus on natives is on the<br />

market.<br />

Broadfield Garden, a 4.9ha<br />

property on <strong>Selwyn</strong> Rd, is<br />

one of New Zealand’s most<br />

awarded.<br />

It is for sale by auction<br />

tomorrow, unless sold<br />

prior.<br />

Bayleys salesperson<br />

Chris Jones said Broadfield<br />

was recognised by the<br />

New Zealand Gardens<br />

Trust as a six-star “garden of<br />

international significance”.<br />

“The grounds . . . sit amongst<br />

Chris Jones<br />

the country’s most beautifully<br />

designed and delivered outdoor<br />

spaces.<br />

“A regular feature in gardeners’<br />

digests, with 20 carefully<br />

curated garden plots,<br />

including pristine lawn, a<br />

beech forest, rose garden,<br />

daffodil walk, berry<br />

house and kauri forest,<br />

the 30-year-old property<br />

is in a league all of its<br />

own,” he said.<br />

Jones said the owner,<br />

David Hobbs, had planned the<br />

plantings to reflect a devotion to<br />

natives and New Zealand-bred<br />

varieties of exotics.<br />

“The result is a one-of-akind<br />

property which has been<br />

beautifully maintained to offer<br />

an abundance of opportunity,<br />

whether a new owner wishes<br />

to investigate commercial use<br />

options, expansion as a private<br />

lifestyle property, or continue<br />

Mr Hobbs’ legacy as a landmark<br />

garden open for visitation.”<br />

Initially a retirement project<br />

that grew from a paddock,<br />

Hobbs engaged landscape<br />

architect Robert Watson to<br />

support his plan for the property<br />

with themed areas.<br />

Space was set aside for a house<br />

to be built, Jones said.<br />

“A portion of the site’s western<br />

flank has been reserved as a<br />

future build site for a luxurious<br />

home, with a cricket oval and<br />

totara hedge immediately in<br />

front, followed by a reflective<br />

view of established treeline in<br />

a manmade canal and circular<br />

sedge pond,” he said.<br />

Flower plantings include a rose<br />

garden, and magnolias, azaleas,<br />

camellias and rhododendrons.<br />

Jones said the extensive natives<br />

attract plenty of birdlife.<br />

“The native cohort of kauri,<br />

totara, lancewood and kowhai<br />

have attracted about 20 bird<br />

species, including a resident<br />

population of silvereyes, fantails<br />

and grey warblers,” he said.<br />

Numerous community events<br />

have been held at Broadfield,<br />

including the annual Ellesmere<br />

Spring Fling. Jones said the<br />

new owner could also use it for<br />

weddings and private events.<br />

“Equally, we expect a serious<br />

gardener to fall in love with<br />

the grounds and resolve to<br />

add a dwelling so they can live<br />

amongst this award-winning<br />

botanical oasis,” he said.<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

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PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

• By Geoff Sloan<br />

THE ARMY, fire brigade, police and<br />

ambulance staff have been out in force<br />

in Rolleston to collect donations for the<br />

annual Toot for Tucker drive.<br />

More than 100 volunteer drivers and<br />

runners roamed the streets collecting<br />

goods from the generous residents in an<br />

effort to replenish depleted food banks.<br />

The annual event was organised by<br />

the Rolleston Rotary Club, alongside the<br />

Rolleston and <strong>Selwyn</strong> Lions Clubs, which<br />

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The arguments for and against<br />

A bid to rezone land<br />

for a 27ha business<br />

park backing onto the<br />

border of the Lincoln<br />

township failed in<br />

August. Now the<br />

developers are trying to<br />

overturn the decision<br />

in the Environment<br />

Court. Daniel Alvey<br />

backgrounds the<br />

plan and the conflict<br />

between neighbours<br />

over it<br />

WHEN JILL Gordon and Ross<br />

Thomas first found out about<br />

a plan to rezone their land to<br />

industrial they were caught<br />

completely off guard.<br />

They live on a 5.37ha block on<br />

Springs Rd. Their neighbours<br />

Lynn and Carol Townsend, Rick<br />

and Diane Fraser, and Malcolm<br />

and Lynn Stewart are trying<br />

to have the land around them<br />

rezoned for a 27ha business<br />

park.<br />

The group argues Lincoln<br />

needs industrial land, with no<br />

land in the town currently zoned<br />

for it. They say a business park<br />

will provide employment and<br />

business opportunities.<br />

On <strong>December</strong> 1, 2020, Gordon<br />

attended a meeting with the<br />

Stewarts, Fraser, Townsend and<br />

consultant Fiona Aston to discuss<br />

a rezoning submission to the District<br />

Plan review, which involved<br />

subdividing the land into large<br />

lot residential.<br />

Gordon said Townsend invited<br />

them to discuss the potential<br />

rezoning of the four properties.<br />

“They talked about how many<br />

houses they could harvest from<br />

the land,” Gordon told <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

<strong>Times</strong>.<br />

At the meeting, Gordon said<br />

she and Thomas did not want to<br />

be to be involved at their stage of<br />

life, and did not want their block<br />

to be part of any rezoning. She<br />

made it clear they did not want<br />

to subdivide their property. But if<br />

in the future they changed their<br />

mind they would be happy with<br />

large lot residential sections as it<br />

LOCATION: Jill Gordon and Ross Thomas look out onto farmland, which would change if<br />

their neighbours’ business park appeal bid is successful.<br />

PHOTO: DANIEL ALVEY<br />

would be most in keeping with<br />

the existing land use, she said.<br />

Townsend’s account differs. He<br />

said Gordon and Thomas were<br />

happy with the rezoning but<br />

did not want to subdivide their<br />

property.<br />

“They were quite happy<br />

to come along for the ride,”<br />

Townsend said.<br />

Gordon disputes that: “We said<br />

quite clearly we did not want to<br />

be involved.”<br />

At the meeting how the submission<br />

would be funded was<br />

discussed. Gordon told the group<br />

she and Thomas did not want to<br />

be involved and they would not<br />

put any money towards it.<br />

Townsend told <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

he and the Stewarts are funding<br />

the submission.<br />

Gordon said no mention of<br />

industrial zoning was brought up<br />

at the meeting.<br />

The land is zoned rural.<br />

Eight days after the meeting<br />

the Townsends, Frasers and<br />

Stewarts put in a submission into<br />

the council’s District Plan review<br />

– which Gordon and Thomas say<br />

they were unaware of. Townsend<br />

disputes this.<br />

The submission, which has<br />

now changed, presented three<br />

options – 39ha of land rezoned to<br />

all residential, all industrial, or a<br />

mixture of the two.<br />

Townsend told <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

the desire was to have a mix of<br />

the two split down the middle<br />

by transmission lines which run<br />

‘I know people can do it<br />

legally but actually I find<br />

it morally repugnant that<br />

people can actually do that<br />

and not pick up the phone’<br />

– Jill Gordon<br />

across the block.<br />

Fast forward nearly two years,<br />

Gordon and Thomas had a visit<br />

from Townsend who asked if<br />

he could have their property<br />

surveyed.<br />

Thomas did not think much of<br />

it and agreed. But when Gordon<br />

found out later that day, she<br />

and Thomas asked Townsend<br />

for more specifics and why the<br />

surveyors needed to look at their<br />

property.<br />

Townsend said he was looking<br />

at options for his property, which<br />

included using it for commercial<br />

businesses.<br />

Gordon and Thomas allowed<br />

the survey, under the impression<br />

if anything was going to happen<br />

Townsend would notify them.<br />

Townsend told the <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

<strong>Times</strong> he could not recall the details<br />

of this conversation but did<br />

remember having a survey team<br />

at the property around that time.<br />

He thought he showed them a<br />

copy of the plan.<br />

Gordon said no plan was<br />

shown, and the submission was<br />

not mentioned.<br />

When the survey team arrived<br />

and started taking photos, which<br />

included the inside of the couple’s<br />

shed, Gordon became concerned,<br />

so she went onto the council<br />

website and found the <strong>December</strong><br />

8, 2020 submission.<br />

“I started searching on the<br />

council proposed District Plan<br />

submissions and that’s where I<br />

found it, I found the plan,” Gordon<br />

said.<br />

“We were gobsmacked.”<br />

Gordon said the group should<br />

have told them about the plan<br />

and submission.<br />

“I know people can do it legally<br />

but actually I find it morally<br />

repugnant that people can actually<br />

do that and not pick up the<br />

phone.”<br />

Townsend<br />

told the <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

<strong>Times</strong> he had<br />

no obligation to<br />

inform Gordon<br />

and Thomas.<br />

“I reject all<br />

such comments<br />

because I was<br />

not morally<br />

obliged to do<br />

anything,” Townsend said.<br />

Lynn<br />

Townsend<br />

Gordon said they had got along<br />

with the Townsends, Frasers and<br />

Stewarts, but that changed when<br />

she discovered the <strong>December</strong> 8<br />

submission.<br />

Now Gordon will not talk to<br />

any of them. Thomas will only<br />

speak to them about shared water<br />

supply matters.<br />

When Gordon discovered the<br />

<strong>December</strong> 8 submission it was<br />

too late to object to it. So she<br />

emailed the council expressing<br />

concern and opposition. The<br />

council responded the same day,<br />

acknowledged their opposition<br />

and added it to a report being<br />

prepared for a hearings panel<br />

which was due to consider the<br />

submission in February this year.<br />

The council also informed the<br />

group consultant, Aston Consultants,<br />

about Gordon and Thomas’<br />

opposition.<br />

But by early February this year,<br />

just weeks before the hearing, the<br />

plan had changed significantly.<br />

The group had amended the<br />

original submission.<br />

Gordon and Thomas’ property<br />

was removed from the rezoning.<br />

Three blocks owned by the Long<br />

family along Tancreds Rd were<br />

added and all of the land would<br />

be zoned industrial.<br />

This became known as option<br />

B, the 27ha business park<br />

currently being appealed to the<br />

Environment Court.<br />

Townsend told <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

the changes were made because<br />

of the objections from Gordon<br />

and Thomas and Crown owned<br />

research institutes Plant and<br />

Food Research and AgResearch.<br />

The research farms provided<br />

written evidence opposing the<br />

submission prior to the hearing<br />

taking place.


Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

NEWS 9<br />

controversial business park bid<br />

The research farms were<br />

concerned about not being able<br />

to use part of their land due to a<br />

1km setback between residential<br />

and intensive rural activity.<br />

AgResearch said in evidence to<br />

the hearings panel 26.5ha of its<br />

land would become unusable.<br />

The setback is not required for<br />

industrial.<br />

The hearings panel sat on<br />

February 21 and considered<br />

options.<br />

Faulks Investments, developers<br />

of the upmarket subdivision<br />

Barton Fields where the<br />

development would back onto,<br />

also opposed the application.<br />

In August the hearings panel<br />

released its decision rejecting the<br />

group bid.<br />

The group has<br />

appealed the<br />

decision to the<br />

Environment<br />

Court. A hearing<br />

date is yet to<br />

be set.<br />

Margot<br />

Perpick<br />

Margo<br />

Perpick, a<br />

lawyer who<br />

specialises<br />

in resource management and<br />

environmental law, told <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

<strong>Times</strong> depending on how many<br />

expert witnesses are called and<br />

the length of the process, the<br />

appeal could cost up to $100,000.<br />

The cost though would be<br />

worth it, if the appeal was successful.<br />

Real estate agent Brendan<br />

Shefford said industrial land in<br />

the district is valued about $380<br />

per sq m.<br />

Despite Faulks Investments<br />

opposing the submission at the<br />

hearings panel, it is not fighting<br />

the appeal in the Environment<br />

Court. Faulks Investments<br />

managing director Tony Faulks<br />

would not tell the <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

why.<br />

Along with Gordon and<br />

Thomas, AgResearch and Plant<br />

and Food Research, three more<br />

parties are opposing the appeal<br />

to the Environment Court.<br />

Fletcher Residential is building<br />

Greenstead subdivision,<br />

along Tancreds Rd which when<br />

PLAN: A map of the proposed business park showing who<br />

owns the land around it.<br />

finished will back up onto the<br />

proposed business park.<br />

Fletcher Residential representative<br />

Julie Comfort said Fletcher<br />

had no issue with the original<br />

plan for the residential rezoning.<br />

The submission did not include<br />

the block that backs onto the<br />

Fletcher development and was<br />

added as part of the business<br />

park proposal.<br />

“But they now are seeking to<br />

have it as an industrial. They<br />

(Fletcher Residential) are little<br />

concerned by what might be<br />

there and about the process.”<br />

PGG Wrightson Seeds is also<br />

opposing the appeal because its<br />

Kimihia research farm is on the<br />

opposite side of Tancreds Rd,<br />

and is arguing may be affected<br />

by the development.<br />

Barton Fields resident Jason<br />

Scott lives on Benashet Dr, which<br />

backs onto the proposed development.<br />

He is also opposing the<br />

appeal because he is concerned<br />

about storm water running off<br />

onto his property.<br />

Scott only became aware of the<br />

development after reading about<br />

the appeal in <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

<strong>Times</strong> in October.<br />

The hearing panel<br />

said in its decision to<br />

reject the bid there is<br />

no need for industrial<br />

land in Lincoln.<br />

“The rezoning sought<br />

would inappropriately<br />

extend Lincoln’s urban<br />

form by extending it<br />

beyond the township boundary<br />

to the west of Barton Fields and<br />

would therefore not contribute<br />

to a well-functioning urban<br />

environment,” the panel’s<br />

decision said.<br />

“Ninety per cent of traffic<br />

would enter the site from Springs<br />

Rd. The higher volume of<br />

movements at the Springs Rd/<br />

Boundary Rd intersection would<br />

increase the risk of crashes.<br />

The panel was not persuaded<br />

the land in the submission was<br />

not highly productive.<br />

The land the group wants to<br />

develop has a mixture of soil<br />

classifications of LUC one to<br />

three, which are protected from<br />

Jason Scott<br />

development under the National<br />

Policy Statement – Highly<br />

Productive Land.<br />

Barton Fields residents<br />

canvased by <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> said<br />

they were unaware of the<br />

development, with others<br />

like Scott only finding<br />

out about the proposed<br />

development by reading<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong>.<br />

Following the article,<br />

Barton Fields resident<br />

Jeffery Geayley wrote<br />

a letter to <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong>,<br />

published on November 8.<br />

“A development of this nature<br />

will seriously affect the amenity<br />

of the adjacent residents through<br />

possible visual (despite proposed<br />

setbacks), noise, odour, and<br />

traffic congestion on already<br />

stressed infrastructure,” Geayley<br />

said in his letter.<br />

It triggered a response from<br />

Townsend, who replied with a<br />

letter on November 22, saying<br />

Barton Fields residents had<br />

“moat syndrome.”<br />

“I felt the need to respond<br />

to Mr Geayley’s concern about<br />

the new Business Park proposal<br />

(<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> November 8).<br />

• Turn to page 11<br />

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“Some 28 years ago we<br />

purchased 5ha of what had been<br />

part of the Barton Fields dairy<br />

farming enterprise.<br />

“Our land had been planted<br />

out in various types of trees. This<br />

proved to be a non-viable venture<br />

so they were progressively<br />

removed.<br />

“It has been however, a great<br />

place to raise two young sons.<br />

“Then, along came a new<br />

residential subdivision next door,<br />

also on the Barton Fields land.<br />

All good. New residents arrive.<br />

All is happy!<br />

“Until we want to develop our<br />

piece of land. Then, it seems, then<br />

moat syndrome applies. No one<br />

else is allowed in!<br />

“Because of the transmission<br />

lines, parts of the property is not<br />

suitable for residential. Hence the<br />

reason for light commercial.<br />

“Did Barton Fields new residents<br />

really expect the rural land<br />

to the west would stay that way<br />

forever?” Townsend wrote.<br />

Whether Lincoln needs<br />

industrial-zoned land will be one<br />

the key factors to whether the<br />

appeal succeeds.<br />

In the previous District Plan,<br />

there was 11.4ha of industrialzoned<br />

land on the far east side<br />

of Lincoln on Springs Rd. The<br />

land was never developed and is<br />

now zoned for medium-density<br />

housing.<br />

Townsend argues Lincoln<br />

needs commercial zoning. That<br />

land was not suitable for companies,<br />

he said.<br />

“Companies want a location<br />

where they can be visible,”<br />

Townsend told <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong>.<br />

He said his block offers that<br />

visibility.<br />

Townsend said since<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> published<br />

the article on<br />

the appeal in October,<br />

he had received three<br />

expressions of interest<br />

to use the land.<br />

“I’ve got three people<br />

now that want to<br />

buy land.<br />

“The council says there is land<br />

over at Rolleston, but these people<br />

don’t want to go to Rolleston,”<br />

Townsend said.<br />

Those interested were a storage<br />

company, a security fencing<br />

company, and a small warehouse<br />

for an online retailer.<br />

Bayleys real estate agent Chris<br />

Jones said there may be a need in<br />

the future for industrial land as<br />

more subdivisions like the huge<br />

1710 Lincoln South development<br />

on the east side of Lincoln is<br />

built, which was controversially<br />

signed off as part of the District<br />

Plan while it was under appeal by<br />

advocacy group Lincoln Voice.<br />

At the time of the hearing in<br />

February, there was 235ha of<br />

vacant industrial land in the district,<br />

with almost all of it being in<br />

Rolleston.<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

The commissioners found<br />

there was a sufficient supply of<br />

industrial land in <strong>Selwyn</strong> and<br />

that there was no need of any in<br />

Lincoln.<br />

Before the submission in 2020,<br />

Townsend said the idea had come<br />

up in conversation with<br />

Springs Ward councillor<br />

Grant Miller.<br />

The pair had discussed<br />

the need for industrial<br />

land in Lincoln and were<br />

of the view that there was a<br />

demand for industrial land<br />

in the town.<br />

“In my view, there is a<br />

requirement for industrial<br />

land in Lincoln somewhere.<br />

“We have a number of things<br />

like panel beaters, electricians,<br />

firewood, storage units.<br />

“My personal view is that I<br />

don’t see Rolleston as servicing<br />

Lincoln. It is too far away,” Miller<br />

said.<br />

Miller thought the proposed<br />

land would be a good spot.<br />

“I think it that is one of the<br />

suitable books within Lincoln.”<br />

Springs Ward councillors<br />

Malcolm Lyall and Debra Hasson<br />

were not approached by<br />

Townsend, Fraser or Stewart.<br />

Both declined to comment on<br />

the need for industrial land in<br />

Lincoln, with both being involved<br />

in the District Plan process as<br />

hearing commissioners. Lyall was<br />

a commissioner in the February<br />

hearing.<br />

NEWS 11<br />

Does Lincoln need industrial-zoned land?<br />

Grant Miller<br />

Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

LETTERS 13<br />

Mana whenua partnership voting<br />

rights viewed as ‘undemocratic’<br />

Our mayor’s response to my<br />

letter (<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong>, November<br />

29) is somewhat disingenuous.<br />

It is correct that people who<br />

have expertise or have input<br />

of value are appointed to<br />

committees and advisory boards,<br />

etc.<br />

However, the issue is the<br />

mayor states these people have<br />

the same voting rights on council<br />

decisions as democratically<br />

elected council members.<br />

These members are<br />

accountable to the ratepayers<br />

and have certain responsibilities<br />

to fulfil. If, as the mayor states,<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> District Council has<br />

been operating like this for<br />

many years, would he inform<br />

us how many unelected people<br />

have been making decisions<br />

which affect the lives of <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

residents and who are they and<br />

what agendas they have?<br />

Holding elections would seem<br />

to be a waste of time if people<br />

can just be appointed as virtual<br />

councillors with no scrutiny.<br />

-Les Wade, Rolleston<br />

The mayor’s response to Mr<br />

Wade (November 29) is exactly<br />

what we would expect of him.<br />

It can be beneficial to have<br />

persons with appropriate skills<br />

or qualifications to assist the<br />

council in coming to the correct<br />

conclusion. The point the mayor<br />

conveniently forgets is these<br />

parties are there to give helpful<br />

advice and understanding. They<br />

are not there to have access to<br />

confidential information nor<br />

should they have voting rights.<br />

Democratic government is<br />

VOTING RIGHTS:<br />

Mayor Sam<br />

Broughton’s<br />

response<br />

to a letter<br />

questioning why<br />

mana whenua<br />

partnership<br />

representatives<br />

should have<br />

voting rights<br />

on council<br />

committees has<br />

come up short for<br />

some readers.<br />

understood by all those that<br />

subscribe to it to be for the<br />

people by the people. If we follow<br />

the logic espoused by the mayor,<br />

then why do we bother to spend<br />

large sums of money at election<br />

time electing councillors. Is<br />

this, as Mr Wade alludes to, the<br />

beginning of the slippery slope to<br />

a virtual group convened at the<br />

mayor’s behest interest.<br />

-John McKim, Rolleston<br />

Our whole country was<br />

established on a democracy that<br />

was fair and free for all who<br />

wished to take part.<br />

We now see more elected<br />

officials eroding that fair part<br />

by appointing individuals to<br />

council. The biggest part of a<br />

democracy is anyone can stand<br />

in an election. Our current<br />

mayor appears not to understand<br />

this.<br />

We have elections every<br />

three years for a reason. There<br />

is no need to appoint someone<br />

to council based wholly on<br />

their ethnic background.<br />

This is blatant discrimination<br />

We want to hear your views<br />

on the issues affecting life<br />

in <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Send emails to:<br />

barry@starmedia.kiwi<br />

bordering on apartheid.<br />

-Ian Evans, Darfield<br />

Fireworks<br />

My question is: Why is<br />

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so long to ban the public sale of<br />

fireworks?<br />

New Year will see more<br />

disturbing nights when<br />

explosives will be set off by<br />

irresponsible people.<br />

Kirwee was awakened by<br />

sky rockets near Hoskyns Rd<br />

at 3am on November 22,<br />

and again at 1am on November<br />

23.<br />

-Margaret Lawrey<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

NEWS 15<br />

Slinky the snake is getting more<br />

creative by the metre. Lincoln’s rock<br />

art collection, started by resident Alicia<br />

Loader, now stretches a couple of<br />

hundred metres along a pathway by<br />

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Drive. The Loader family started the rock<br />

painting adventure after visiting Bottle<br />

Lake Forest Park where they discovered<br />

painted rocks. In October they created<br />

the Rocks of Lincoln NZ Facebook page<br />

to share their rock adventures and invite<br />

others to add to the snake creation.<br />

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16 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

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<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

22<br />

RACING<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Charges dropped<br />

after 17-month<br />

harness racing<br />

investigation<br />

A MAJOR undercover police<br />

investigation into alleged race<br />

fixing and drug offences in the<br />

harness racing industry appears<br />

to have ended with the final<br />

charges being dropped.<br />

Operation Inca was a<br />

17-month investigation involving<br />

phone taps, bugged cars and<br />

hotel rooms, and police officers<br />

following harness racing drivers<br />

to race meetings, the bulk of the<br />

inquiry focused on the Canterbury<br />

harness racing scene.<br />

It became public when 11 racing<br />

industry participants were<br />

arrested in September 2018, most<br />

charged with involvement in fixing<br />

the outcome of races.<br />

It can now be revealed Judge<br />

Michael Crosbie ruled in the<br />

district court on November 10<br />

the last two charges should be<br />

stayed, effectively dropped. No<br />

race fixing or corruption has<br />

been proven, the New Zealand<br />

Herald has reported.<br />

Other similar or related<br />

charges were also dropped last<br />

year after lengthy delays.<br />

Most of the 11 people charged<br />

have interim name suppression<br />

and are applying for that to<br />

become permanent.<br />

Some of harness racing’s most<br />

successful horse people were<br />

among those arrested, while<br />

many others were questioned<br />

by police – but none have been<br />

found guilty of race fixing or any<br />

form of corruption involving<br />

racing.<br />

There were admissions of recreational<br />

drug use after evidence<br />

of that was also scooped up in<br />

the Operation Inca net but that<br />

resulted in guilty pleas and, being<br />

of a minor nature, diversion<br />

was granted.<br />

Harness Racing New Zealand<br />

bosses are awaiting Judge Crosbie’s<br />

written findings, scheduled<br />

for February.<br />

“HRNZ is still waiting for official<br />

confirmation that Operation<br />

Inca has come to an end and that<br />

charges have been dropped. We<br />

are currently seeking that information<br />

and confirmation,” says<br />

HRNZ chief operating officer<br />

Mauro Barsi.<br />

“This has been a challenging<br />

time for the industry and once<br />

we know more, we may well look<br />

to see how these events unfolded<br />

and what next steps are needed<br />

to support our participants and<br />

our integrity.”<br />

Police yesterday declined to<br />

comment until February citing<br />

suppression orders in place.<br />

James Rapley KC, who acted<br />

for three of those charged said<br />

while the cases are now over, the<br />

damage to his clients and the<br />

others charged remains.<br />

“There were accusations of<br />

corruption and race fixing and<br />

the arrests were very public, but<br />

after five years it has come to<br />

nothing,” Rapley<br />

said.<br />

“This investigation<br />

and the<br />

hearings have<br />

caused divorce,<br />

depression and<br />

have had real<br />

James<br />

Rapley<br />

human consequences.”<br />

One of the<br />

accused has spent more than<br />

$400,000 on legal bills. Rapley<br />

said his clients will be seeking<br />

costs but a “woefully outdated<br />

act dating back to 1967” makes<br />

it near impossible for defendants<br />

cleared of any wrongdoing to get<br />

adequate compensation.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> understands a<br />

large part of at least one defendant’s<br />

legal bill was fighting to<br />

stop the Racing Integrity Board<br />

gaining access to the police<br />

evidence, which may have led to<br />

prosecutions under the rules of<br />

racing, for which the penalties<br />

including lengthy bans can be<br />

severe.<br />

Judge Raoul Neave made a<br />

final order several months ago<br />

denying the RIB access to the<br />

police file.<br />

The New Zealand Herald<br />

reported questions will be asked<br />

as to how the investigation got<br />

so big when, in one example of<br />

alleged match fixing, the race<br />

in question involved a bet of a<br />

mere $200 by one of the winning<br />

horse’s owners for a $280 profit.<br />

Horse race or match fixing<br />

is an unusual charge in New<br />

Zealand because the prosecution<br />

must prove that an act was done<br />

with intent to influence a betting<br />

outcome by manipulating the<br />

race result, and in doing so, the<br />

accused obtained an advantage<br />

or caused loss to another.<br />

Franco Indie’s sire continues to deliver<br />

• By Jonny Turner<br />

ALABAR’S GIFT that keeps<br />

giving delivered again when<br />

Franco Indie took out the<br />

Akaroa Cup at Motukarara on<br />

Saturday.<br />

The All Stars pacer justified<br />

his hot favouritism when adding<br />

his first victory on grass to his<br />

impressive résumé.<br />

Franco Indie has breeding<br />

giants Alabar and Nevele R Stud<br />

among its big group of owners.<br />

The two studs stand the pacer’s<br />

sire Always B Miki, and they<br />

backed the stallion by purchasing<br />

Franco Indie as a yearling.<br />

A standout two and threeyear-old,<br />

the pacer now looks<br />

ready to step back into the open<br />

class big leagues after producing<br />

back-to-back wins.<br />

“He is a lovely horse; it is good<br />

to have him back,” Alabar NZ<br />

general manager Graeme Henley<br />

said.<br />

“Obviously, he was a pretty<br />

special horse as a two-year-old<br />

and then he was a favourite for<br />

some of the biggest races as a<br />

three-year-old.<br />

“He has had a few problems, to<br />

the point that at one stage having<br />

a six-month spell was the best<br />

option.<br />

“It has taken a while, but it is<br />

wonderful to have him back.”<br />

As he has done throughout his<br />

career, Franco Indie added to a<br />

solid season’s tally for Always B<br />

Miki with his Akaroa Cup win.<br />

The sire is sitting second on<br />

the two-year-old pacing sires<br />

premiership in New Zealand,<br />

while in sixth place in the overall<br />

standings.<br />

“Miki is having a really good<br />

year this year; it is good to see<br />

him leaving some really nice<br />

two and three-year-olds, while<br />

ALL STAR: Franco Indie won the Akaroa Cup on Saturday.<br />

Aardies Express and Franco Indie<br />

are flying the flag among the<br />

older horses,” Henley said.<br />

“One thing about Miki is he<br />

has shown he can leave a top<br />

horse.” – Harness Racing Desk<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 23<br />

RURAL | LIFESTYLE | RESIDENTIAL<br />

AUCTION<br />

LEESTON 84 Leeston Dunsandel Road<br />

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This charming property offers a peaceful sanctuary,<br />

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The house boasts a spacious and modern<br />

kitchen/dining enhanced by the large sunny lounge<br />

for entertaining, with 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom<br />

plus a separate shower providing plenty of room for<br />

the whole family. The double internal access garage<br />

completes the picture along with an open 100m2<br />

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AUCTION GST Inclusive<br />

4.00pm, Thursday 14 <strong>December</strong> On<br />

Site<br />

VIEW 1.30-2.30pm, Sunday 10 & 17<br />

<strong>December</strong><br />

Ron Ferguson<br />

M 027 498 6256<br />

E ron.ferguson@pggwrightson.co.nz<br />

DARFIELD 11-13 North Terrace<br />

Potential Plus on North Terrace<br />

If you are looking for a property with upside potential<br />

and endless possibilities, then look no further! This<br />

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(more or less) on two titles, has plenty of options.<br />

The house sits in the middle of two adjoining titles,<br />

giving an oversized, sheltered, and largely blank<br />

canvas backyard. There is plenty of room for a tennis<br />

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vision and creativity, you can transform this property<br />

into a stunning and comfortable place to live, work, or<br />

both. So many possibilities, viewing is a must!<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $729,000 GST<br />

Inclusive<br />

VIEW 2.00-2.30pm, Sunday 10<br />

<strong>December</strong><br />

Jannetta Thomas<br />

M 021 256 6295<br />

E jannetta.thomas@pggwrightson.co.nz<br />

Dan van der Salm<br />

M 021 918 233<br />

E dan.vandersalm@pggwrightson.co.nz<br />

pggwre.co.nz/LCN38737<br />

pggwre.co.nz/DAR38489<br />

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TAI TAPU 40 Rhodes Road<br />

Iconic "Raspberry Cafe"<br />

Once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase the renowned cafe and Otahuna berry farm.<br />

Nestled into the lee of the Port Hills it enjoys a favourable micro-climate and is very close to the charming village of Tai Tapu which remains a<br />

location of desire in the <strong>Selwyn</strong> District, while being only 19kms south of Christchurch city.<br />

Our vendors have created an impressive business plus the potential for a new owner to develop further. Their loyal customer base and the<br />

combination of the berries and the cafe offer diverse income streams.<br />

The <strong>Selwyn</strong> District is the fastest growing area in New Zealand which will provide a new owner huge potential to further enhance what is<br />

already a strong business.<br />

ENQUIRIES OVER $3M<br />

Plus GST (if any)<br />

View by appointment only<br />

Ross Mitchell<br />

M 027 222 9495<br />

E ross.mitchell@harcourts.co.nz<br />

Ron Ferguson<br />

M 027 498 6256<br />

E ron.ferguson@pggwrightson.co.nz<br />

www.pggwre.co.nz/LCN38366<br />

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PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008<br />

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<strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

24<br />

SPORT<br />

‘My job is to provide for my family’<br />

– Mo’unga says sayonara to ABs<br />

SWAN SONG: Richie Mo’unga in the World Cup final loss<br />

to South Africa in what is likely to be his last game for<br />

the All Blacks. Above – Mo’unga and Beauden Barrett join<br />

other All Blacks for a season in Japan. PHOTOS: GETTY<br />

DEPARTED ALL Blacks No 10<br />

Richie Mo’unga has no thoughts<br />

about wearing the black jersey<br />

again as he begins his stint in<br />

Japan.<br />

The 29-year-old has begun a<br />

three-year deal with the Toshiba<br />

Brave Lupus in Japan’s League<br />

One. It is understood the deal<br />

is in the region of $2 million a<br />

season.<br />

He is joined at the club by<br />

Highlanders and All Blacks<br />

flanker Shannon Frizell and<br />

former Crusaders centre/wing<br />

Seta Tamanivalu while the side is<br />

coached by former All Black and<br />

Crusader Todd Blackadder.<br />

Mo’unga could, potentially,<br />

return to New Zealand in<br />

mid-2026 and put himself in<br />

the frame for the World Cup<br />

in Australia the following year<br />

by first playing the provincial<br />

season. At that point, he will be<br />

32.<br />

However, the multiple<br />

Crusaders Super Rugby<br />

champion says he can imagine<br />

playing in Japan “until I retire”.<br />

“I’m focused on the present,<br />

I just want to give all I can to<br />

Toshiba,” he said.<br />

“I really can see myself playing<br />

here as long as I can until I<br />

retire.”<br />

Mo’unga started in the Rugby<br />

World Cup final defeat to South<br />

Africa, his 56th test for the All<br />

Blacks. He sits fourth on the alltime<br />

list for most points scored<br />

for the All Blacks with 466.<br />

Fellow departed All Blacks<br />

now readying for a season in<br />

Japan include Aaron Smith,<br />

Beauden Barrett and Brodie<br />

Retallick while captain Sam<br />

Cane is taking a sabbatical and<br />

skipping Super Rugby Pacific to<br />

play for Suntory.<br />

“I don’t like using the term<br />

‘sabbatical’,” Mo’unga said.<br />

“This isn’t a rest for me, it’s<br />

not a one-year thing. I’m fully<br />

involved and fully committed.”<br />

Toshiba Brave Lupus finished<br />

fifth last season, just outside the<br />

playoffs.<br />

“Every year for a long number<br />

“My job as a father and a husband is to provide for my<br />

family and put them first in decisions.” – Richie Mo’unga<br />

of years, it’s been the same, same,<br />

same,” he said.<br />

“This is an experience for<br />

myself to test my abilities in a<br />

different environment.”<br />

Mo’unga said last year he was<br />

ultimately swayed by the chance<br />

to set his family, which includes<br />

young daughter Billie and son<br />

Marley, up for life.<br />

“It’s a touchy thing when<br />

people are going overseas but<br />

you can’t hide away from the<br />

fact it’s life-changing for me and<br />

my family,” Mo’unga told the<br />

Herald.<br />

“My job as a father and a<br />

husband is to provide for my<br />

family and put them first in<br />

decisions. That’s basically what<br />

I’m doing.<br />

“I’ve got a short window<br />

to play rugby so it’s taking<br />

advantage of that. Japan is a<br />

really good fit for me and my<br />

family and the age my kids are<br />

at. We’re excited to indulge in the<br />

culture.”<br />

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SPORT 27<br />

Self belief and top support team<br />

- Razor’s mantra for success<br />

Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

• By Will Toogood<br />

ALL BLACKS coach Scott<br />

Robertson is under no illusion<br />

as to the task he has undertaken<br />

and is prepared to ride the highs<br />

and lows that come with one of<br />

the most heavily scrutinised jobs<br />

in the country.<br />

Appearing in his first radio<br />

interview since taking the All<br />

Blacks top job with Newstalk<br />

ZB’s D’Arcy Waldegrave, the<br />

man known as “Razor” says<br />

it’s his support network and a<br />

backing of his own ability which<br />

give him confidence, not the<br />

calls from some that he is the All<br />

Blacks’ “saviour”.<br />

“It’s an interesting narrative.<br />

I just back myself and the rest<br />

works out. I’ve got some good<br />

people around me, I think that’s<br />

the first thing. I’ve got an incredible<br />

pitch-in group,” Robertson<br />

said.<br />

“They bring a lot of ideas to<br />

life. One thing, I’m an ideas<br />

man so I need people to close<br />

and finish for me. For the team<br />

I’m going to have a really good<br />

story and a theme that will drive<br />

a lot of our passion, a lot of our<br />

connection piece to the public.<br />

That’s something I love and what<br />

CONFIDENCE: Scott Robertson knows having a good support network and believing in<br />

his own abilities will get him far.<br />

PHOTOS: GETTY<br />

the jersey deserves.”<br />

While Robertson is the most<br />

successful Super Rugby coach<br />

of all time, having last season<br />

hoisted a record seventh consecutive<br />

title with the Crusaders,<br />

he is aware of just how high the<br />

stakes now are as he enters the<br />

international arena.<br />

“I know the international<br />

game is a game of small margins<br />

and I know you have to prepare<br />

your group to be world class<br />

every week and that’s something<br />

I look forward to.”<br />

As he enters said arena, not<br />

only do the on-field stakes raise<br />

but those in the media, social<br />

media and pub conversations<br />

around the country. The All<br />

Blacks coach perhaps comes second<br />

only to the Prime Minister<br />

in this country in terms of the<br />

microscope they are under and<br />

Robertson told Waldegrave it<br />

comes with the territory.<br />

“It’s part of the job. People are<br />

going to write an article if you<br />

win or lose and then people are<br />

going to write another article to<br />

create content. That’s opinion<br />

pieces, columnists – that’s part of<br />

who we are,” he said.<br />

“You have to deal with that,<br />

you have to be strong, you have<br />

to be very thick-skinned, you<br />

have to understand it’s coming<br />

but make sure you have a really<br />

good support base.”<br />

The 23-test All Blacks loose<br />

forward assumes the role of<br />

coach of his former team after<br />

a turbulent World Cup cycle<br />

in which results, the coaching<br />

staff and players came under<br />

immense pressure. Robertson<br />

understands better than most<br />

what it takes to deal with all that<br />

comes with representing your<br />

country.<br />

“Adversity is going to come, it’s<br />

how you deal with it and your<br />

mindset towards it. That’s the<br />

way I shape it in my mind.<br />

“I love it. I want the arena, I<br />

want the big stage . . . it excites<br />

me, so I walk towards that.”<br />

He told Waldegrave he thinks<br />

back to 2003 when he was<br />

dropped by then-All Blacks<br />

coach John Mitchell before the<br />

World Cup and then again in<br />

2019 when he missed out on<br />

coaching the All Blacks himself<br />

as proof he can deal with that<br />

adversity.<br />

“I was honest with myself, I<br />

was doing the best job I could,<br />

and then, head down and march<br />

on.<br />

“Back to your vision and<br />

believe what you’re about.”<br />

– NZ Herald<br />

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28 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 29<br />

Christmas in <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

gift guide<br />

orDEr NoW<br />

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Pieces now, we can create<br />

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The joy-filled essence of the festive season is captured<br />

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Shop 35 Rolleston Square,<br />

Rolleston<br />

Phone 03 347 1<strong>06</strong>8<br />

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This is not your typical beer cooler. The Huski Beer<br />

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Very pretty range of<br />

Women’s watches for<br />

that special gift at<br />

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30 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

Email daniel.alvey@starmedia.kiwi<br />

by 5pm each Wednesday<br />

Storytimes<br />

Thursday, 10-10.30am<br />

Enjoy the magic of stories, activities<br />

and songs with our preschool<br />

Storytimes sessions. Share<br />

the joy of reading and make new<br />

friends. Aimed at 3–5 years.<br />

Free, no bookings required.<br />

Leeston Library<br />

Boardgames<br />

Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm<br />

Love board games? Head along<br />

to Leeston Library to play a variety<br />

of exciting games. Suitable<br />

for those new to board games, as<br />

well as regular players. Free, no<br />

bookings required.<br />

Leeston Library<br />

Adults Book Club<br />

Thursday, 6.30-7.30pm<br />

Book discussion groups are a<br />

fun and popular way to expand<br />

your reading subjects, meet people<br />

in your area and share your<br />

thoughts and ideas about reading.<br />

Free, no bookings required.<br />

Lincoln Library<br />

Christmas Wreath<br />

Saturday<br />

Darfield – 10.30-11.30am<br />

Te Ara Ātea – 1.30-2.30pm<br />

Learn skills from local flower<br />

farmer and florist Emily, from<br />

Flowers in a Box, as she runs<br />

you through the basics of wreath<br />

making just in time for Christmas.<br />

In this demonstration,<br />

you will be introduced to the<br />

techniques and materials needed<br />

to make a variety of wreaths,<br />

perfect for table settings and<br />

door pieces. For 18+ years. Free,<br />

bookings required: selwynlibraries.co.nz/events<br />

Darfield Library and Te Ara<br />

Ātea<br />

Scrabble Club<br />

Mondays<br />

Leeston – 10.30am-noon<br />

Lincoln – 11am-noon<br />

Whether you’re a competitive<br />

player or just happy to play and<br />

enjoy a social chat, this club is a<br />

great place to get to know other<br />

locals and take part in a good<br />

game of scrabble. Everything is<br />

provided. Suitable for all ages.<br />

Free. Bookings not required.<br />

Leeston and Lincoln libraries<br />

Coding for Beginners<br />

Mondays, 3.30-4.30pm<br />

Join the weekly Coding Club<br />

sessions for some hands-on coding<br />

and problem solving. Aimed<br />

at 9-11 years. Please bring your<br />

Mini Gym End of Year Party, Monday from 10-11.30am at <strong>Selwyn</strong> Sports Centre<br />

Celebrate the final week of Mini Gym preschool classes with a party. There’ll be<br />

bouncy castles, face painting, a Lu Uno wall and loads more fun. For ages 6+ months<br />

to 5 years. Cost: $5 per child. Bookings required: selwyn.govt.nz/events<br />

own device if you have one.<br />

Free, bookings required through<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Libraries website.<br />

Te Ara Ātea<br />

Get Your Skates On Disco<br />

Tuesday, 3.30-5pm<br />

Celebrate the final week of Get<br />

Your Skates On with an end of<br />

the year roller disco. Open to all<br />

ages so the whole family can join<br />

in the fun. All gear provided.<br />

Cost: $7 per person. Bookings<br />

required: events.humanitix.com/<br />

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<strong>Selwyn</strong> Sports Centre<br />

Upcycle Crafts<br />

Thursday, Dec 14<br />

Pop down to the community<br />

centre to make your very own<br />

recycled plastic bottle planter.<br />

All ages welcome. $5 per person.<br />

Bookings required: https://www.<br />

selwyn.govt.nz/news-Andevents/events/upcycle-crafts<br />

West Melton Community and<br />

Recreation Centre<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Business Event<br />

Thursday, Dec 14, 4.30-6pm<br />

If you’re a local business representative,<br />

don’t miss the chance<br />

to network with others and say<br />

farewell to <strong>2023</strong>, looking ahead<br />

to another successful year. Join<br />

chief executive Sharon Mason<br />

along with other speakers as we<br />

introduce the work the council<br />

is doing to support economic<br />

development in the region and<br />

your important role in shaping<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong>’s economic future.<br />

Refreshments and networking<br />

from 4.30pm, with presentations<br />

starting from 5pm.<br />

Registration is essential:<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 31<br />

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32 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

Kick off your Summer in <strong>Selwyn</strong> with<br />

a Season of Fun Events and Activities<br />

Summer in <strong>Selwyn</strong> is making a splash once again, bringing the community over 40<br />

whānau-friendly events and activities from January to February 2024. From paddle<br />

boarding to BMX coaching, nature photography to Pickleball, there's something<br />

for everyone.<br />

The district’s latest ‘What’s on in <strong>Selwyn</strong>’ guide featuring all the Summer in <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

sporting, cultural, and family fun experiences is out now and available online and at<br />

Council service centres.<br />

Get ready for a season filled with favourites like the Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Kite<br />

Day. Don't miss your chance to come and have a go at snorkelling and scuba diving,<br />

or sew your own book bag and create a LEGO masterpiece when the<br />

Edge Connector mobile library comes to an area near you.<br />

Jump and Juggle bouncy castles return to the <strong>Selwyn</strong> Sports Centre this year, and<br />

the Emergency Services Family Fun Day at the Rolleston Community Centre will<br />

highlight <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s emergency service providers, their equipment and skills. With<br />

live entertainment, fun activities, and food stalls, it promises to be a fantastic day<br />

out for the whole whānau.<br />

Download your copy of the ‘What’s on in <strong>Selwyn</strong>’ guide featuring a handy<br />

Summer in <strong>Selwyn</strong> event calendar at selwyn.govt.nz/events.<br />

Summer <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2024<br />

What’s On<br />

in <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Summer <strong>2023</strong>/24<br />

<strong>December</strong> – February<br />

See pages 20–31<br />

for details.<br />

Group Fitness<br />

Recreation<br />

Pools<br />

Libraries<br />

Events<br />

Latest updates to District Rule Book Available<br />

The District’s rule book has been updated to<br />

help people looking for the latest information.<br />

Decisions from public hearings on the proposed<br />

District Plan were announced in August with a<br />

period of appeals closing in October.<br />

Any parts of the plan that were not appealed<br />

are now in effect and the Council has updated<br />

the Decisions Version of the Partially Operative<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> District Plan with an Appeals Version<br />

which identifies which rules are now in effect and which rules are subject to<br />

an appeal.<br />

The Appeals Version will be updated as appeals are resolved and provisions<br />

become operative.<br />

The Appeals Version of the plan and further information about the district plan is<br />

available to view at selwyn.govt.nz/districtplanreview, along with links to view<br />

further information on the appeals.<br />

Council Call<br />

Event guide out now!<br />

Pick up a copy from any Council facility,<br />

or view and book online:<br />

selwyn.govt.nz/summerinselwyn<br />

SELWYN DISTRICT COUNCIL<br />

Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston<br />

Ph 0800 SELWYN (735 996)<br />

Biodiversity Consultation Drop in<br />

Sessions Next Week<br />

How do we protect and enhance our natural heritage?<br />

We’re looking for your support in growing a strategy to protect, restore and<br />

enhance <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s unique biodiversity.<br />

Biodiversity describes everything living on land, in fresh water and the sea;<br />

and encapsulates the diversity of all flora and fauna. In Waikirikiri <strong>Selwyn</strong> we<br />

have a unique blend of biodiversity not seen anywhere else.<br />

How should we work with the community and landholders and where<br />

should we prioritise to protect, restore and enhance this unique heritage?<br />

Our plan, with goals and actions to do this is set out in the <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Biodiversity Strategy, which is out for your feedback until<br />

7pm Friday 15 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

To help, our biodiversity team is holding three drop-ins next week for<br />

you to talk with the team and ask any questions.<br />

The three drop-ins will be held at:<br />

Darfield Library, 3–7pm 13 <strong>December</strong><br />

Council Rolleston Offices, 3–7pm 14 <strong>December</strong><br />

Leeston Library, 3–7pm 15 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Resilient Economy Shows<br />

Impressive Growth<br />

Waikirikiri <strong>Selwyn</strong> remains one of the fastest growing economies in the<br />

country, new economic figures show.<br />

Latest figures from economic analysts Infometrics show <strong>Selwyn</strong>'s economy<br />

grew by 3.5% GDP over the year to September <strong>2023</strong>, making it the third<br />

fastest growing territorial authority.<br />

This growth was supported by robust employment and consumer spending.<br />

A 5.9% growth in employment of <strong>Selwyn</strong> residents over the year to<br />

September underlines the growing diversity of the <strong>Selwyn</strong> economy with<br />

growth in every industry except agriculture.<br />

This employment surge is underpinned by strong population growth,<br />

estimated at 5.2% for the year to June <strong>2023</strong>. Consumer spending in <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

has seen an impressive increase, with a 12.4% growth over the year to<br />

September <strong>2023</strong>. This growth accelerated to 15% in the September <strong>2023</strong><br />

quarter, highlighting the district's robust economic health. This trend not only<br />

points to economic prosperity, but also signifies a high level of consumer<br />

confidence within the district.<br />

While house values in <strong>Selwyn</strong> experienced a moderate decline, sales were<br />

up by 9.1% over the year to September <strong>2023</strong>, compared to the 13.7% fall<br />

nationally during the same period.<br />

The figures suggest a slow down in new house building, with the 291 new<br />

dwellings consented in the September quarter the lowest quarter since 2019.<br />

The continued growth in the economy highlights how the district's economy<br />

is becoming more diversified and less reliant on construction.<br />

Mayor Sam Broughton expressed optimism about <strong>Selwyn</strong>'s economic<br />

trajectory, "Our community's resilience and adaptability are evident in these<br />

figures. We remain committed to fostering a vibrant economy that not only<br />

grows but does so sustainably, creating opportunities for our residents and<br />

businesses alike and supports strengthening our community."<br />

TE ARA ĀTEA<br />

56 Tennyson Street, Rolleston<br />

Ph 347 2880<br />

DARFIELD LIBRARY & SERVICE CENTRE<br />

1 South Terrace, Darfield<br />

Ph 318 8338 or 347 2780<br />

CC<strong>06</strong>1223


Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 33<br />

Notices<br />

INTENTION TO GRANT A DEED OF LEASE — LINCOLN RUGBY CLUB<br />

Pursuant to Section 54(1)(b) of the Reserves Act 1977, notice is hereby given of an intention to<br />

issue a Deed of Lease to Lincoln Rugby Club for the term of ten years with two rights of renewal<br />

of ten years each, over approximately 4.4m2 of land, being a Recreation Reserve legally known as<br />

Reserve 4200 Rural Section 416<strong>06</strong> and Rural Section 42054, Block V, Halswell Survey District,<br />

held in Gazette Notice 1986 p 2229, commonly known as Lincoln Recreation Reserve, for the<br />

purposes of installation of an electronic scoreboard.<br />

Any person objecting or submitting to this proposal can do so in writing no later than 5pm<br />

on Monday, 8 January 2024. To make a submission or objection or to find out more about this<br />

proposal please contact the Acquisitions, Disposals and Leasing Department by e-mail to<br />

property@selwyn.govt.nz or post to PO BOX 90, Rolleston 7643.<br />

ALCOHOL NOTICES<br />

Randhawa Enterprises Limited (Dalchini Taste of India) has applied to renew its On Licence.<br />

Objections to this application are open until 23 January 2024. Kynd Liquor Limited (Liquorland<br />

Rolleston Drive) has applied to renew its Off Licence. Objections to this application are open<br />

until 29 January 2024. For more information visit selwyn.govt.nz/alcoholnotices.<br />

Meetings<br />

Public Forums: Council and Community Board meetings are open to the public. Time is available at the<br />

start of meetings for people to speak on matters of concern. Please notify Therese Davel or Bernadette<br />

Ryan if you wish to speak at the Council meeting at least five days before the meeting by emailing<br />

meeting.changes@selwyn.govt.nz<br />

COUNCIL & COMMUNITY BOARD MEETINGS<br />

Long Term Plan Workshop*<br />

Wednesday 6 <strong>December</strong> 8.30am<br />

Wednesday 13 <strong>December</strong> 9am<br />

Council Offices Rolleston<br />

Extraordinary Council Meeting*<br />

Wednesday 6 <strong>December</strong> 1pm<br />

Council Offices Rolleston<br />

Extraordinary Finance & Performance Committee*<br />

Wednesday 6 <strong>December</strong> 2pm<br />

Council Offices Rolleston<br />

Council Meeting*<br />

Wednesday 13 <strong>December</strong> 1pm<br />

Council Offices Rolleston<br />

Our roading crews continue to be out across the district doing<br />

upgrades and repairs to maintain the district's roads. For a map<br />

of all our road works around <strong>Selwyn</strong> follow the QR code or visit<br />

selwyn.govt.nz/roadclosures. Please take care around work sites<br />

and follow site signage.<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Welcomes 129 New Citizens<br />

in Recent Ceremonies<br />

* Livestreamed on the Council website<br />

and YouTube channel<br />

Friends, family, and supporters joined in celebration as 129 new citizens were warmly welcomed at<br />

two of the Council’s latest citizenship ceremonies held at Te Ara Ātea and Tai Tapu in November.<br />

While the majority of our new citizens originated from South Africa (19), India (17), the Philippines<br />

(16), and the United Kingdom (12), the global representation spanned 31 different countries,<br />

including Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Hungary. These newest Kiwis proudly contribute to the<br />

732 individuals welcomed to the <strong>Selwyn</strong> community in <strong>2023</strong> from 61 countries.<br />

Throughout the year, the success of these ceremonies owes much to the valued presence of special<br />

guests, including Councillors, representatives of Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, the Defence Force and the<br />

Christchurch Multicultural Council. The participation of local school children and kapa haka groups<br />

have also made these occasions memorable for our<br />

new citizens. Together, they have embraced and<br />

celebrated the diverse backgrounds that now enrich<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong>'s community.<br />

Deputy Mayor Lyall who attended the most recent<br />

ceremony said, "It was a real privilege to welcome<br />

so many new Kiwis and to share such a special and<br />

happy occasion with them. Over the year, we have<br />

seen a diverse group of people from various corners<br />

of the globe, all choosing to make <strong>Selwyn</strong> their home<br />

by becoming New Zealand citizens, which has been<br />

truly special."<br />

GET HOME<br />

SAFE<br />

AFTER WORK<br />

Event Guide<br />

Thursday 7 <strong>December</strong><br />

At Home Exhibition Tour<br />

Te Ara Ātea, 6–6.30pm<br />

Learn about the art at Te Ara Ātea. Join curator<br />

Erin Lee as she walks you through the exhibition,<br />

At Home, exploring ideas of place, identity and<br />

home making. The tour will begin in the community<br />

lounge at Te Ara Ātea. Free. Bookings required<br />

at selwynlibraries.co.nz/events. If no spaces are<br />

available, please call (03) 318 7780 to be added to<br />

our waitlist.<br />

Saturday 9 <strong>December</strong><br />

Christmas Wreath Demonstration<br />

Te Ara Ātea, 1.30–2.30pm<br />

Learn skills from local flower farmer and florist Emily,<br />

from Flowers in a Box, as she runs you through the<br />

basics of wreath making. You will be introduced<br />

to the techniques and materials needed to make<br />

a variety of wreaths, perfect for table settings and<br />

door pieces. Suitable for 18+ years. Free. Bookings<br />

required at selwynlibraries.co.nz/events. If no spaces<br />

are available, please call (03) 318 7780 to be added to<br />

our waitlist.<br />

Monday 11 <strong>December</strong><br />

Mini Gym End of Year Party<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Sports Centre, 10–11.30am<br />

Let’s celebrate the final week of Mini Gym preschool<br />

classes with a party! There’ll be bouncy castles, face<br />

painting, Lu Uno wall and loads more fun. 6+ months<br />

to 5 years. $5 per child. Bookings required at<br />

selwyn.govt.nz/events.<br />

Monday 11 <strong>December</strong><br />

LEGO® Time<br />

Leeston Library, 3.30–4.30pm<br />

Come and play with our new LEGO® collection and<br />

make a new creation. Free. Drop in only, with limited<br />

spaces. No bookings taken. Recommended for<br />

primary school aged children. Children under<br />

8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.<br />

Tuesday 12 <strong>December</strong><br />

Volunteering Canterbury<br />

Darfield Library, 10.30am–12.30pm<br />

Want to volunteer; need a volunteer or advice?<br />

A Volunteering Canterbury outreach coordinator is<br />

available to talk about anything do with volunteering.<br />

Free bookings not required.<br />

Tuesday 12 <strong>December</strong><br />

Get Your Skates On Disco<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Sports Centre, 3.30–5pm<br />

Celebrate the final week of Get Your Skates On<br />

with an end of the year roller disco! Open to all<br />

ages so the whole family can join in the fun. All<br />

gear provided. $7 per person. Bookings required at<br />

selwyn.govt.nz/events.<br />

FOR MORE COUNCIL EVENTS VISIT<br />

SELWYN.GOVT.NZ/EVENTS<br />

LEESTON LIBRARY & SERVICE CENTRE<br />

19 Messines Street, Leeston<br />

Ph 347 2871<br />

LINCOLN LIBRARY & SERVICE CENTRE<br />

Gerald Street, Lincoln<br />

Ph 347 2876<br />

0800 SELWYN<br />

SELWYN.GOVT.NZ<br />

SELWYNDISTRICTCOUNCIL


34 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

Smooth, silent, wickedly quick IONIQ 6<br />

WHO WOULD have thought it<br />

was possible to create a model<br />

to upstage the show-stopping<br />

Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV launched<br />

two years ago? Turns out<br />

Hyundai have done just that<br />

with the breathtakingly futuristic<br />

IONIQ 6.<br />

Sleek and distinctive, there is<br />

nothing on the market that looks<br />

like it. Achieving that is a major<br />

feather in Hyundai’s styling cap.<br />

This head-turner extraordinaire<br />

uses the company’s streamliner<br />

design, while its cocoon-like<br />

interior yields a remarkable<br />

amount of usable space. A super<br />

slippery drag coefficient of just<br />

0.21 allows the vehicle to slip<br />

almost unimpeded through the<br />

air. Its cutting-edge electric drive<br />

system can deliver depending<br />

on the model, a driving range of<br />

over 500km.<br />

Earlier this year the IONIQ 6<br />

won the prestigious <strong>2023</strong> World<br />

Car of the Year, World Electric<br />

Vehicle of the Year and for good<br />

measure, World Car Design<br />

of the Year. This is the second<br />

consecutive year Hyundai has<br />

won these three awards, completing<br />

an impressive double for<br />

the company with the IONIQ 5<br />

Motoring with Bob Nettleton<br />

taking out the same categories<br />

last year.<br />

This first ever IONIQ 6 packs<br />

game-changing technologies<br />

into a sleek streamliner body<br />

inspired by the Hyundai prophecy<br />

concept. The product of the<br />

Hyundai brand’s imagination, it’s<br />

the first sedan built on Hyundai’s<br />

Electrified-Global Modular Platform.<br />

This brings 800V architecture<br />

and the ability to rapid<br />

charge from 10 to 80 per cent in<br />

as little as 18 minutes.<br />

The IONIQ 6 is offered in<br />

three variants with two battery<br />

sizes, a 53 and 77.4kW/h, with<br />

rear-wheel drive and all-wheel<br />

drive power trains. The $79,990<br />

Entry model uses a modest<br />

53kW/h battery and makes<br />

111kW of power – not much a<br />

big car, but offers an impressive<br />

driving range of up to 429km.<br />

To calm your EV range anxiety<br />

levels there’s an Extended Range<br />

rear-wheel drive 77.4kW/h<br />

model. This offers more heft at<br />

168kW and has one of the best in<br />

class driving ranges of 614 km.<br />

Both variants are fitted with 18"<br />

wheels and low rolling resistance<br />

tyres.<br />

In Entry guise it retails for<br />

$94,990 with the higher spec<br />

Elite nudging the price up to<br />

$104,990.<br />

The twin motor 230kW<br />

all-wheel drive IONIQ 6 Limited<br />

supplied for this road test<br />

features a HTRAC all-wheel<br />

drive system, a driving range of<br />

up to 519km, and $124,990 asking<br />

price, which will cause few<br />

double gulps among some.<br />

At the time of writing, just under<br />

80 had been sold for the year<br />

to date with the Entry version<br />

accounting for a high proportion<br />

of sales.<br />

The twin electric motor set up<br />

in the test car packs a mighty<br />

230kW of power but the number<br />

that really astounds, is the<br />

whopping 605Nm of instant<br />

torque. This combo enables what<br />

is a sizeable vehicle to high tail<br />

it from 0 to 100km/h in a rapid<br />

5.2 seconds. Smooth, silent and<br />

wickedly quick it makes an<br />

undeniably strong argument to<br />

go EV. I expected wind and road<br />

noise to be amplified at highway<br />

speeds, but the car’s sleek and<br />

slippery shape largely eliminates<br />

unwanted ambient sounds such<br />

as this.<br />

The IONIQ 6 reimagines the<br />

cabin as a spacious and flexible<br />

living space featuring Hyundai<br />

New Zealand firsts – integrated<br />

digital side mirrors, interactive<br />

ambient lighting and eco-friendly<br />

sustainable materials. Many of<br />

the cabin’s touch points – seats,<br />

Ratings out of 10: Performance 7.5; Handling 7; Build<br />

Quality 7; Comfort 6; Passenger and Load Space 8; Avg fuel<br />

consumption on road test 6.2L/100km; Value for money 6;<br />

Safety – Five Star ANCAP crash rating. No clean car fee.<br />

Overall points out of 10: 7.5<br />

headliner, door trim, floor and<br />

armrest – use eco-friendly,<br />

sustainably sourced materials,<br />

such as recycled PET bottles and<br />

natural wool yarns. The car really<br />

does sport a green, eco-friendly<br />

aura.<br />

The IONIQ 6 rides on the<br />

Hyundai dedicated Electric-<br />

Global Modular Platform. Like<br />

its twin, the IONIQ 5, it offers<br />

advanced connectivity and<br />

driver assistance features. A<br />

wide, configurable dual cockpit<br />

features a 12-inch, full-touch infotainment<br />

screen, while a hoodless<br />

12-inch digital gauge cluster<br />

can be customised to suit your<br />

individual requirements. There’s<br />

an Augmented Reality Head-<br />

Up Display that transforms the<br />

windscreen into a mega-size display<br />

screen. The IONIQ 6’s many<br />

features include Vehicle-to-Load<br />

technology, driver assistance<br />

systems and advanced connectivity<br />

with over-the-air software<br />

updates.<br />

Heading the safety charge for<br />

this is the next generation Hyundai<br />

Smart Sense advanced driver<br />

assistance system. This incorporates,<br />

among other things, Forward<br />

Collision-Avoidance Assist,<br />

Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance<br />

Assist, Driver Attention Warning<br />

and auto high beam that<br />

automatically dips the vehicles<br />

headlights when driving at night.<br />

One of the more innovative<br />

pieces of safety tech are the digital<br />

exterior mirrors; in place of<br />

the usual exterior wing mirrors<br />

are cameras. These relay crystal<br />

clear images of what’s happening<br />

behind and to the side of the<br />

vehicle, on to screens integrated<br />

into the left and right internal<br />

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This hefty vehicle with its<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 35<br />

Key<br />

Brougham Street<br />

Vienna Street<br />

Goldsmith Pl<br />

Wilsons Road Wilsons Road North<br />

Opawa Road<br />

Construction area<br />

Traffic flow<br />

Brougham Street<br />

N<br />

Night works on SH76<br />

Brougham Street in <strong>December</strong><br />

Around Wilsons Road<br />

Orion is installing new 66kV<br />

underground power cable along<br />

Brougham Street near Wilsons<br />

Road during <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Please expect delays and allow extra<br />

time for your journey. Thank you.<br />

To do this construction work safely,<br />

traffic management will be in place.<br />

We are working at night from<br />

6pm until 6am, seven days a week.<br />

Brougham Street will be open while we<br />

work with one lane in each direction.<br />

The traffic management will change as<br />

work progresses. Follow all signs and<br />

instructions from our crew.<br />

PHONE 0800 363 9898<br />

haveyoursay.oriongroup.co.nz<br />

We’re strengthening<br />

our electricity network


36 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

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all sizes. The large swim platform can be<br />

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Keep pea roots moist<br />

with rich soil trenches<br />

Fruit and Vegetables<br />

Peas can still be sown this<br />

week and dwarf varieties, such<br />

as Novella, will produce plump<br />

pods in nine to 11 weeks from<br />

sowing. Greenfeast takes 11 to 13<br />

weeks.<br />

Peas do best in trenches filled<br />

with rich soil and compost<br />

topped with ordinary soil. Add<br />

50g of superphosphate for every<br />

metre of the row and keep the<br />

top of the filled-in trench a little<br />

below ground level. This will<br />

help keep the pea roots moist for<br />

longer after watering if conditions<br />

become dry later in the<br />

season.<br />

If the trench method is not<br />

used, good garden peas can be<br />

grown in any rich, moist soil.<br />

Like peas, celery and leeks can<br />

be planted in heavily fertilised<br />

trenches topped with soil.<br />

Brussels sprouts plants put in<br />

now will give an early crop for<br />

picking in late autumn. Another<br />

planting at New Year will mature<br />

over the winter and through to<br />

early spring.<br />

Outdoor tomatoes should be<br />

making strong growth. Keep<br />

side shoots pinched out, stake as<br />

required and do not overwater<br />

PHOTO: GETTY<br />

at this stage if soil moisture is<br />

plentiful.<br />

When the fruit begins to swell,<br />

mulch the ground under the<br />

tomato plants with straw to keep<br />

the soil warm overnight.<br />

Late-season potatoes such as<br />

Rua, Moonlight, Red Rascal,<br />

Heather and Agria should go in<br />

as soon as possible.<br />

Choose a sunny, moist not wet<br />

spot with plenty of compost to<br />

feed the potato plants. Animal<br />

manure that has not rotted completely<br />

will give potatoes scabbylooking<br />

skins.<br />

Main-crop carrot and beetroot<br />

seed can be sown. Cylindra is<br />

a proven beetroot, useful for<br />

bottling. Water dry soil liberally<br />

the day before sowing carrot or<br />

beetroot seed.<br />

Cucumbers and pumpkins<br />

can be planted now throughout<br />

the south. These plants demand<br />

extremely rich soils and warm<br />

situations.<br />

Late November is usually the<br />

last chance to sow sweet corn,<br />

french and butter beans to get<br />

reasonable crops.<br />

Flowers<br />

Violas and pansies will flower<br />

over a longer period and the<br />

quality of the blooms will be<br />

better if deadheaded regularly.<br />

This also prevents hundreds of<br />

seedlings later, often of so-so<br />

colour. When the flowers start<br />

losing their quality, cutting the<br />

plants back a few centimetres<br />

above ground level can prompt<br />

new growth and more flowers in<br />

a surprisingly short time.<br />

Wallflowers, forget-me-nots<br />

and other spring-blooming<br />

plants that have finished flowering<br />

can be pulled up and spaces<br />

made for summer annuals.<br />

Calendula, nasturtium, Cosmos<br />

and cornflower plants also<br />

do well in poor, dry soils as long<br />

as they get plenty of sun.<br />

– ODT<br />

GARDENING 37<br />

Tree peony<br />

highly regarded<br />

THERE IS nothing ordinary<br />

about the tree peony.<br />

Known as mudan in its native<br />

China, its medicinal use dates<br />

back more than 2000 years. The<br />

naming of the genus Paeonia<br />

originates from Ancient Greek<br />

mythology, after Paean, the<br />

physician of the gods. Although<br />

peony was initially revered<br />

for its healing properties, the<br />

beauty of the flowers soon became<br />

the most popular reason<br />

for growing them.<br />

Tree peonies have a woody<br />

structure which becomes<br />

deciduous in autumn. Below<br />

ground one of the reasons for<br />

the success of this hardy plant<br />

is the tuber it grows from. A<br />

tuber is a swollen underground<br />

stem, branch or root that has<br />

evolved to store food to sustain<br />

the growth of the plant. Tree<br />

peonies prefer cooler temperatures<br />

and grow quite slowly, but<br />

if grown in good, rich, welldrained<br />

soil will continue to<br />

increase in size each year.<br />

Today, tree peony cultivars<br />

are highly regarded, quite<br />

expensive and a fine addition to<br />

any garden. Centuries of breeding<br />

and selection have<br />

Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong><br />

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The well-named classy tree<br />

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38 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

Gallery displays<br />

mix of mediums<br />

The team at Lakeland Art Gallery<br />

in Leeston would like to extend their<br />

best wishes to everyone for a happy<br />

festive season.<br />

Located just 20 minutes from<br />

Rolleston and Lincoln, the gallery<br />

has a large display of artwork in a<br />

mixture of mediums – paintings,<br />

sculptures, ceramics, glassware and<br />

giftware. You are invited to take a<br />

day trip to visit the gallery, especially<br />

through <strong>December</strong> and January<br />

during the members’ exhibition.<br />

The spacious gallery opened in<br />

2017 and is managed entirely by<br />

volunteers. If you would like to be<br />

a contributing artist, call in and have a<br />

chat to the duty person and pick up a<br />

copy of the ‘Wish to Join’ and Terms and<br />

Conditions for exhibiting. Work can be<br />

placed in the gallery throughout the year<br />

(subject to approval).<br />

There is a featured ‘artist of the month’<br />

from February to November, along with a<br />

changing floor display each month.<br />

They also have a separate tutor room<br />

80 High Street, Leeston<br />

A HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON TO YOU –<br />

from all the VOLUNTEERS at LAKELAND ART GALLERY<br />

Starting 5th <strong>December</strong> thru to 31st January we bring you<br />

‘OUT OF THE ORDINARY’ - If you don’t know what it’s telling<br />

you, we may not either !<br />

An eclectic display of ‘ Members of the Gallery’ artwork -Acrylics,<br />

Oils, Pastels, Drawings etc plus Sculptures, Ceramics, Glassworks,<br />

Jewellery etc.<br />

Open 10am to 4 pm Tuesdays to Sundays,<br />

(Closed Mondays)<br />

Closed 25th/26th Dec and 1st/2nd January -<br />

27th Dec to 31st January open 11am – 3 pm.<br />

ChristmasAdvertising Feature<br />

in LEESTON<br />

where monthly workshops and regular<br />

group painting days are held, while from<br />

time to time, clay making, print making<br />

and other art/craft days also take place.<br />

Lakeland Art Gallery is proud to be<br />

part of the Hapai Access Group.<br />

For opening hours, see the<br />

advertisement on this page. To contact<br />

the gallery, email lakelandart@yahoo.<br />

com, phone 027 820 3045 or visit them<br />

on Facebook.<br />

Crafty gifts to suit<br />

all budgets<br />

Described as an “artisan studio for<br />

homeware, gifts and makers’ makings”,<br />

The Makery, which opened this year in<br />

Leeston, is filled with charming handcrafted<br />

items ideal for Christmas giving,<br />

as well as assorted materials for creative<br />

people who enjoy making things.<br />

For owner Julia Stead, the focus is on<br />

traditional and sustainable products. They<br />

include Fair Trade items, crafts made<br />

by residents of Hohepa Homes, and arts<br />

and crafts from talented New Zealand<br />

artisans. Nothing plastic.<br />

Among the extensive selection you<br />

will find woodcrafts, hand-spun South<br />

Here to help your<br />

making & giving.<br />

Shop local this<br />

Holiday Season.<br />

Island wool, knitted and crocheted<br />

items, jewellery, hand-poured soy wax<br />

scented candles, bags, garden tools and<br />

metal garden ornaments, while as a keen<br />

craftsperson since childhood herself,<br />

Julia hopes to inspire creativity in today’s<br />

youngsters with special children’s craft<br />

kits.<br />

Prices range from under $10 to $100-<br />

plus, so there is something to suit all<br />

Christmas-list budgets.<br />

Located in High Street, Leeston, The<br />

Makery is open Wednesday to Sunday.<br />

Visit Facebook for news and products<br />

selection.<br />

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www.themakery.nz<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 39<br />

Summer<br />

colours<br />

on show<br />

at fashion<br />

boutique<br />

Bright pinks and apple greens are the<br />

fashion colours of the season, and Hello<br />

Dolly in Leeston has an exciting selection<br />

of the latest designs in these eye-catching<br />

hues. Popular labels include Lemon Tree,<br />

Minx and Mimoso, while a piece of Aunty<br />

Bee’s charming jewellery adds the finishing<br />

touch to any stylish outfit.<br />

Hello Dolly has a ’12 days of Christmas’<br />

promotion on Facebook – check it out for<br />

the daily deals. And the store’s festive vibe<br />

continues with gift vouchers for Christmas<br />

giving and free gift-wrapping.<br />

Hello Dolly is now open seven days<br />

a week right through summer, along<br />

with most retail businesses in Leeston,<br />

including the craft and gift shop, The<br />

Makery.<br />

The only fashion shop in Leeston, Hello<br />

Dolly opened in March 2021 offering<br />

residents from across the <strong>Selwyn</strong> District a<br />

range of on-trend styles for any occasion.<br />

Opening hours are Monday, Tuesday<br />

and Friday, 10am-4pm, Wednesday and<br />

Thursday, 10am-5pm, Saturday and<br />

Sunday 10am-3pm.<br />

Look for the bright pink sign outside the<br />

store.<br />

ChristmasAdvertising Feature<br />

in LEESTON<br />

Landscape products to<br />

enhance your outdoors<br />

For many of us, the Christmas holiday<br />

season means entertaining family and<br />

friends at home with barbeques and relaxing<br />

get-togethers outside.<br />

To ensure you have your outdoor area<br />

looking its best when visitors come,<br />

XCV84U Garden Supplies in Leeston Road<br />

has all the landscaping products you will<br />

need. For example, to suppress weeds and<br />

keep the garden looking smart, they have<br />

two grades of bark, as well as the latest trend,<br />

black bark, which is proving very popular.<br />

Helping your business thrive and grow<br />

First Class Accounts in Leeston offer<br />

proven methods to increase sales and<br />

customers, set and manage performance<br />

targets and KPIs, and ensure your<br />

personal wealth grows and reflects the<br />

efforts you have made.<br />

Moving your business to cloud<br />

accounting is a key driver of growth and<br />

is the base component of the company’s<br />

fixed price accounting and taxation<br />

service.<br />

Their unique, one-page business plan<br />

and 27-point financial health check<br />

Takeaway Cakes & Desserts<br />

Open Thursdays & Fridays 2-7pm<br />

Also on offer are Teddington chips, lime<br />

chips and a range of attractive landscaping<br />

stones, while for smartening up the<br />

driveway, there are grey chips.<br />

Other products available at this longestablished<br />

Leeston business include<br />

screened soil, compost, and builder’s premix.<br />

Courtesy trailers are available, or they<br />

offer delivery around the <strong>Selwyn</strong> district.<br />

XCV84U Garden Supplies have been<br />

operating from their site at 1552 Leeston<br />

program can help you grow your business,<br />

save costs, increase profit, improve cash<br />

flow, and protect assets.<br />

Products or services with the highest<br />

gross profit margin are the most<br />

important, as they generate more money.<br />

First Class Accounts show you how to<br />

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targets for them and devise strategies for<br />

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They help you to maintain and manage<br />

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Products include a selection of<br />

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Rd for more than 20 years, so they have<br />

the knowledge and experience to advise<br />

on product selection. You will find them<br />

opposite the aeroplane house – as featured<br />

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accounting framework of realistic income<br />

budgets and forecasts, and cash-flow<br />

projections.<br />

They offer taxation advisory and<br />

planning services together with<br />

streamlined compliance services, and can<br />

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what you earn.<br />

Leading up to Christmas, there will be<br />

a Christmas tree by the front desk and<br />

you are invited to leave food and gift<br />

donations for the Ellesmere Foodbank.<br />

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40 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

Gift-wrapping<br />

on a budget<br />

As we know, Christmas is an expensive time of<br />

year, so finding ways of saving a few dollars can help<br />

ease the budget. One creative way to save is, instead<br />

of buying rolls of gift wrap, make your own from<br />

materials you have around the home, which has the<br />

added bonus of reducing waste.<br />

Before you start, though, choose a flat surface such<br />

as a table or hard floor for the task. This will make it<br />

easier, and the wrapping will look more professional.<br />

Recycling is easy to do with gift-wrapping. For<br />

example, those numerous paper bags you have<br />

stashed away in the kitchen drawer are ideal,<br />

especially for odd-shaped gifts. To give them a<br />

Christmassy look, glue on some left-over pieces of<br />

wrapping paper from last year or cut out images<br />

from used Christmas cards and add a candy cane or<br />

chocolate with the gift tag.<br />

Wrapping your gifts in fabric will give them a<br />

unique and quirky look that’s sure to intrigue the<br />

recipient. You could cut up a garment you no longer<br />

wear or look out those left-over pieces from curtains<br />

or clothing you have made. Tie the gift with fabric<br />

ribbon to complete the effect.<br />

Using newspaper or cardboard boxes as wrapping<br />

is another useful way of recycling and saving money.<br />

Again, you could add a festive look by glueing on<br />

pieces of used Christmas wrapping or cut-up cards.<br />

For long-shaped gifts, why not wrap them to look<br />

Christmas<br />

Advertising<br />

in DARFIELD Feature<br />

Artworks for<br />

Christmas giving<br />

like a Christmas cracker. Place a tube of cardboard<br />

around the item, then put it inside a sheet of recycled<br />

wrapping paper, secure it with tape then scrunch up<br />

the ends like a cracker and tie them off with coloured<br />

ribbon.<br />

For that special gift in a small box, kitchen foil is<br />

ideal. Being silver and shiny it already has a festive<br />

look, which you could complete with bright-coloured<br />

ribbon.<br />

Use a container, such as a jar or tin, as part of<br />

the gift. Fill it with chocolates, nuts or home-made<br />

biscuits and wrap in clear cellophane tied with<br />

bright-coloured ribbon.<br />

Te Huanui’s annual summer cash and carry exhibition takes<br />

on a slightly different format this year. More market, less gallery<br />

in style, it has artists from the <strong>Selwyn</strong> area and slightly beyond,<br />

clearing out their studios of experiments, maybes and seconds<br />

(slightly flawed artworks), with much of the artwork reasonably<br />

priced.<br />

The Summer Market/Studio Clear Out exhibition will run from<br />

Friday, <strong>December</strong> 1 through until late January 2024. While no<br />

official opening will be held, three late nights will be running<br />

from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Wednesdays <strong>December</strong> 6, 13 and 20,<br />

with drinks and nibbles provided. So, grab a group of friends and<br />

shop local and handmade this Christmas.<br />

Gallery 2 will also be brimming with beautiful artworks by<br />

artist members, suitable for gifts also.<br />

Te Huanui is open 11am to 2pm,<br />

Tuesday to Thursday and 10am to<br />

4pm Friday to Sunday, closing for the<br />

holiday period Saturday, <strong>December</strong><br />

23, and reopening Tuesday, January 9,<br />

2024.<br />

Artworks by Olwyn McKinlay.<br />

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regularly to maintain quality and freshness. Not only do we pride<br />

ourselves on having the highest quality local meat available, but also on<br />

delivering the highest level of customer service.<br />

Dual operation home kill<br />

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We have a large range of sewing<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 41<br />

A friendly place<br />

to celebrate<br />

The Grain & Grape in the heart of<br />

Darfield is the ideal place for celebrating<br />

with family and friends this festive season,<br />

with several areas indoors and outdoors<br />

where everyone can relax and enjoy the<br />

friendly hospitality.<br />

The chefs have created a delicious menu<br />

using fresh, local products, and with daily<br />

specials, so there’s<br />

something to suit all<br />

preferences. There<br />

is also a Christmas<br />

menu for larger<br />

groups, with seating<br />

available for up to<br />

60 guests in the<br />

garden bar, while<br />

for a more intimate<br />

setting, there is<br />

private dining for<br />

small groups upstairs<br />

– owners Bernie and<br />

Murray suggest you<br />

make your Christmas<br />

bookings now.<br />

Wednesday night<br />

is quiz night, at<br />

the Grain & Grape, it’s cocktail night<br />

Thursday, while live music sets the scene<br />

on Sundays from 4pm. And it’s happy<br />

hour from 4pm to 6pm every day, which<br />

they say is ‘the best deal in town’.<br />

There’s a 10 per cent Gold Card discount<br />

on food and drink Monday to Thursday,<br />

and a courtesy van is available on request.<br />

Darfields friendly local for<br />

great food and drinks<br />

Christmas<br />

in DARFIELD<br />

Advertising<br />

Feature<br />

Lighting up Christmas<br />

for local children<br />

The Darfield Residents Association<br />

(DRA) is urging households and<br />

businesses to get behind its Christmas<br />

Lights Trail to create a great spectacle for<br />

local children this Christmas.<br />

Registration for the Light Trail is open<br />

now and free on the DRA Facebook page<br />

or with any of its sponsors, with prizes<br />

of $500, $300, and $150 for residential<br />

homes and bragging rights and a winner’s<br />

trophy for the best-lit business.<br />

For the youngsters, there’s Santa’s Grotto<br />

with Father Christmas in residence and,<br />

sponsored by the Community Board, he<br />

will be at the Jail in the week leading up<br />

to Christmas from 3pm to 6pm daily for<br />

up to 12-year-olds. Entry is free with a gift<br />

from Father Christmas for each child. A<br />

mailbox for letters to Father Christmas<br />

will be located at the Jail.<br />

On Saturday, <strong>December</strong> 23 the DRA<br />

will have a fun morning in the park by the<br />

Jail with free sausages, lolly scramble, and<br />

entertainment.<br />

The DRA sees all these events as an<br />

opportunity to create a Christmas to<br />

remember for tomorrow’s generation.<br />

The association offers special thanks<br />

to its sponsors: Grace Gifts (second<br />

place sponsor) Leech Drainage, Gnomes,<br />

Challenge, Dairy Farm Management<br />

System (sponsor of business award),<br />

Bridgestone, Darfield Meats, Absolute<br />

Homes, Malvern News and Darfield<br />

Pharmacy.<br />

delicious food<br />

friendly staff<br />

relaxing atmosphere<br />

indoor/outdoor seating<br />

gold card discount<br />

live music<br />

happy hour 4-6<br />

functions catered for<br />

great coffee<br />

20/22 South Terrace, Darfield | PH 03 317 9<strong>06</strong>6


42 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

Lincoln Christmas Parade and<br />

On Saturday 9 <strong>December</strong>, Lincoln will<br />

be transformed into a festive wonderland,<br />

bringing families, neighbours, and friends<br />

together for a morning filled with joy,<br />

laughter and community spirit.<br />

Year after year, for over 40 years, the<br />

community has come together to celebrate<br />

the spirit of Christmas, making this event<br />

a cherished tradition for generations.<br />

The Market<br />

Stalls open from 9am, offering<br />

everything from mouth-watering treats<br />

from food vendors to unique handmade<br />

crafts. There are a few spaces left, so<br />

contact the organisers by emailing<br />

lincolnxmas.stalls@gmail.com<br />

The Parade<br />

The Parade starts from The Event<br />

Centre at 10.30 am, travelling along<br />

North and South Belt to Gerald Street.<br />

This glorious parade of floats brings such<br />

excitement and joy.<br />

There’s still time to claim your spot: put<br />

your club, group or families’ imagination,<br />

creativity, and talents together to create<br />

a float and build memories. Register by<br />

emailing Lincoln.xmasfloats@gmail.com<br />

The annual float competition offers<br />

fantastic prizes, with First Place receiving<br />

$500, Second Place $200 and Third Place<br />

$100. Competition is fierce!<br />

Children (and adults) of all ages are<br />

also welcome to join in with the Parade<br />

by cycling, riding or driving… as long as<br />

they’re dressed for the occasion, of course!<br />

Kids’ competitions and activities<br />

The popular Decorated Bike<br />

Competition runs again this year for<br />

children from pre-school to year 6. Gather<br />

under the big oak tree beside the library<br />

ready for judging by 10am. Just turn up,<br />

no registration required. All the children<br />

are then invited to join the Parade, proudly<br />

riding behind Father Christmas.<br />

An abundance of other activities will also<br />

keep the little ones entertained throughout<br />

the morning, from facepainting to clowns<br />

to pony rides.<br />

Live music<br />

• The talented Ellesmere Concert Band<br />

plays in front of the Gerald St shops, 10am<br />

to noon.<br />

• The fabulous Woolston Brass Band is<br />

on The Green by The Lab, 11.30am to 1pm.<br />

Father Christmas!<br />

No Christmas celebration is complete<br />

without a visit from the man in red<br />

himself! After the Parade, children can<br />

share their wishes and dreams with Father<br />

Christmas in his enchanting grotto,<br />

situated on the lawn in front of <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Print, 13 Gerald St.<br />

Practical stuff on the day<br />

1. To ensure a safe and enjoyable<br />

experience for everyone, the dedicated<br />

committee members will be on hand,<br />

easily identifiable in their pink High-Vis<br />

vests.<br />

2. The streets from Edward Street Bridge<br />

Wishing you<br />

a wonderful<br />

festive season.<br />

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Market – this Saturday!<br />

to the Challenge Petrol Station will be<br />

closed, 8am to 1pm.<br />

3. Buses will detour from New World via<br />

Southfield Drive to Edward St.<br />

4. There’s portaloos at <strong>Selwyn</strong> Print, 13<br />

Gerald St.<br />

5. First Aid will be delivered by North to<br />

South First Aid, 16 Gerald St.<br />

Districtwide invite from the<br />

organisers<br />

“As our town continues to grow, so does<br />

the enthusiasm for this cherished tradition.<br />

The Christmas Parade is not just an event,<br />

it’s a testament to the warmth and unity<br />

of our community. So, come one, come<br />

all! Let’s make this year’s parade the most<br />

memorable one yet.”<br />

Big thanks to the Sponsors<br />

STM Traffic Management: The Director,<br />

who has become a Lincoln local, has<br />

offered to cover the traffic management<br />

costs for the next three years. Huge<br />

Shout Out to STM!<br />

Readylawn: Roger Morgan<br />

New World Lincoln: Kyle and Helen<br />

Burnett<br />

Bayleys: Urszula Bedggood<br />

Maxeprint: Greg Downie<br />

The Laboratory: Mark and Leigh Drewitt<br />

Roper & Son: Lance Roper<br />

Duet: Lee Parker<br />

North to South First Aid<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Print<br />

Programme<br />

8am: Road closures and bus detours in<br />

place.<br />

9am: Market is open!<br />

9.30am: Adam All Sorts, clowning around<br />

for the children, on the green in front of<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Pharmacy.<br />

10am:<br />

• Decorated Bikes and riders, ready for<br />

judging and prize giving, under the<br />

oak tree by the library. (No registration<br />

required.)<br />

• Ellesmere Concert Band plays until<br />

noon, outside iSushi, Gerald St.<br />

• Lavender Fairy Kaitlyn: Face painting,<br />

next to the Grotto, 13 Gerald St.<br />

10.30am: Parade starts from The Event<br />

Centre, 15 Meijer Drive.<br />

10 45am: Parade travels along Gerald<br />

Street.<br />

11.30am: Woolson Concert Band<br />

performs on The Green near The Lab.<br />

11.15am: Father Christmas is in his<br />

Grotto, on the lawn in front of<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong> Print, 13 Gerald St.<br />

12.30pm: Stalls close.<br />

1pm: Roads reopen.<br />

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44 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

SELWYN RURAL LIFE<br />

Advertising Feature<br />

Rural Telethon: the “Big Feed”<br />

• By Isabelle Teresa<br />

Thursday 14 <strong>December</strong> is the day –<br />

the day of the Big Feed. This live rural<br />

telethon is organised by Meat the Need,<br />

a three-year-old charity that is farmerfounded<br />

and farmer-led.<br />

Produce, in the form of premium<br />

mince and milk, is donated by farmers<br />

and put into the hands of foodbanks and<br />

community organisations, who already<br />

know the needs of their local community<br />

and have the channels to distribute the<br />

support.<br />

Financial donations are also very<br />

welcome. Anyone can donate a “Virtual<br />

Animal”, to their choice of amount, by<br />

credit card or internet banking. Rural<br />

business supporters are also welcomed.<br />

There’s still just time to organise and<br />

register any fundraising event – get this<br />

registered by Friday 8 <strong>December</strong> and<br />

hold it any time through to the big day.<br />

Fundraising events and totals get special<br />

shout-outs during the telethon, and you<br />

can even submit video footage of your<br />

event.<br />

Donate now!<br />

The website is open for donation<br />

pledges now: meattheneed.org<br />

The charity accepts sheep, beef or deer,<br />

and also milk. It works with livestock<br />

reps such as Silver Fern Farms, and with<br />

milk processors such as Fonterra and<br />

Miraka, to streamline the process of how<br />

donations are enacted. The website has<br />

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On the Day<br />

The live rural telethon runs from<br />

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In the classic tradition of NZ telethons,<br />

there are lively hosts, public phone-ins,<br />

running total updates, wacky challenges<br />

and general mayhem.<br />

Hosts this year are former professional<br />

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and dairy farmer and co-founder, Wayne<br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 45<br />

SELWYN RURAL LIFE<br />

Advertising Feature<br />

Know Your Nitrate: new map<br />

+ free testing<br />

• By Isabelle Teresa<br />

On 28 November, Greenpeace<br />

launched an interactive map showing<br />

drinking water nitrate levels across<br />

New Zealand: www.greenpeace.org.<br />

On opening the colour-coded<br />

Know Your Nitrate map, you can<br />

instantly see that Canterbury has the<br />

largest orange area in the country,<br />

orange indicating high.<br />

Enter your address to see your<br />

specific level, the mean amount of<br />

nitrate present, and the health risks<br />

associated with that level.<br />

The entry also provides full data<br />

about the number of tests from<br />

which this information is collated,<br />

both groundwater monitoring and<br />

Greenpeace tests. Over the last two<br />

years, Greenpeace has offered free<br />

testing of rural bore water, through<br />

community testing events and a<br />

mail-in water testing service – there’s<br />

a form on the website to request your<br />

free testing kit.<br />

The dataset informing this map<br />

is already the most detailed on this<br />

topic in the country, and its precision<br />

continues to increase as more and<br />

more people request local tests.<br />

Why does the testing matter? Well,<br />

nitrate has no odour, taste or colour,<br />

so many households on self-supply<br />

bore and well water are simply<br />

unaware of their potential exposure.<br />

The health risks are significant, and<br />

increase with longterm use. Scientists<br />

warn that this could be causing<br />

100 cases of bowel cancer and 40<br />

deaths per year in NZ. The Ministry<br />

of Health and The New Zealand<br />

College of Midwives warn about<br />

increased risks of miscarriage,<br />

preterm and underweight birth,<br />

along with “blue baby syndrome”<br />

if high-nitrate water is used for<br />

infant formula. (See the Greenpeace<br />

site for the full list of research and<br />

references.)<br />

Rural residents are the most<br />

at risk, living in areas impacted<br />

by intensive dairying and high<br />

synthetic nitrogen fertiliser use to<br />

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Worrying news – but what can<br />

we do? While treatment processes<br />

such as ion exchange, distillation,<br />

and reverse osmosis can work, these<br />

can be expensive and cause other<br />

problems. Unfortunately boiling,<br />

filtering, or chemical disinfection –<br />

including chlorination – does not<br />

work. Sourcing drinking water from<br />

a rainwater tank may be a solution<br />

or, if possible, drilling a deeper<br />

bore well or connecting to the town<br />

water supply.<br />

If you want to act on a wider<br />

level, Greenpeace coordinates<br />

various petitions and campaigns<br />

on this topic, including a focus on<br />

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46 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

SELWYN RURAL LIFE<br />

Advertising Feature<br />

iodiversity consultation:<br />

• By Isabelle Teresa<br />

The Council’s draft biodiversity strategy is<br />

an interesting kettle of fish.<br />

It addresses much relevant material,<br />

history and context, and meaningfully<br />

weaves te ao Māori perspectives<br />

throughout. It strikes an appropriate<br />

balance between highlighting the good<br />

work that has been underway across the<br />

district for some years and the urgency of<br />

building a more coordinated, widespread<br />

understanding and response.<br />

But I kept flipping the pages and not<br />

finding the section I expected – I was<br />

looking for a section on rural.<br />

Don’t get me wrong, agriculture and the<br />

rural context are mentioned throughout.<br />

However these mentions are paragraphs<br />

within discussion of other overarching<br />

themes. And while “landowners” are<br />

identified as a key group, farmers and<br />

growers are not directly addressed within<br />

that.<br />

Given the size and scale of <strong>Selwyn</strong>’s<br />

agricultural economy, and the fact that<br />

farmers are a pre-identified group of<br />

people who are inherently committed<br />

to understanding and managing<br />

their land, you might expect the rural<br />

context to be given its own focussed<br />

examination, with accompanying proposed<br />

recommendations.<br />

For example, the section on wetlands<br />

describes: “With most of the original<br />

wetland area drained for settlement<br />

and agriculture, only remnant wetlands<br />

remain” – however there’s no thoughts<br />

offered about managing wetlands within<br />

farms, and associated challenges around<br />

setbacks.<br />

Likewise, the section on vegetation<br />

clearance points out that plants previously<br />

considered as “scrub” and cleared for<br />

pasture include indigenous kānuka,<br />

mānuka and pātōtara (mingimingi), all<br />

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Advertising Feature<br />

applying a rural context<br />

Farmers probably already know this.<br />

What may not be so clear is what to do<br />

about it now?<br />

Section 5.3 may be of particular<br />

interest. Called “Attitudes, Awareness,<br />

and Incentives”, it is up-front by saying:<br />

“The protection of biodiversity on private<br />

land can be perceived by landowners as<br />

an economic liability and as having the<br />

potential to erode private property rights.”<br />

It goes on to suggest potential financial<br />

incentives for indigenous biodiversity<br />

projects, including rates relief.<br />

There is scope here for strong rural<br />

input. Consultation closes on 15<br />

<strong>December</strong> at 7pm, so there’s still time. Go<br />

to the “Your say” section on the Council<br />

website, or head to a drop-in session with<br />

the Council Biodiversity team:<br />

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Nau mai, haere mai. We are seeking a Communication Coordinator to work alongside our<br />

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YOur GuIde TO<br />

Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 53<br />

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100<br />

TrusTed Trades<br />

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servIces<br />

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Former manager, recently moved to Lincoln,<br />

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• Mowing<br />

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• Cultivation &<br />

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• Fertiliser<br />

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$80 a Chimney. Phone<br />

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Call 021 640 748<br />

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Available for maintenance<br />

jobs in the <strong>Selwyn</strong> area. Ph<br />

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POWER TOOLs<br />

REPAIRs<br />

Parts & Sales for over 40<br />

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serviced. Grossman Trade<br />

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contact Vicky Sayers<br />

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Workmanship Guaranteed<br />

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<strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

Carpet<br />

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Mon-Thur 9-2.30<br />

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Gardening<br />

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Rubbish Removal<br />

Contact Andrew<br />

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Storage<br />

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432 309<br />

To Lease<br />

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Comp priced. Flexible<br />

lease period. Call Shane<br />

for more details on 021<br />

381 765<br />

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381 765<br />

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*60 Months Interest Free valid until Tuesday 12th <strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong>. Lending criteria, $50 annual Account Fee, fees, Ts&Cs apply. Minimum spend applies. Excludes gift cards and some promotional items. $55 Establishment Fee applies to your first LTF transaction, $35 Advance Fee applies to<br />

subsequent LTF transactions. Min payments of 3% of the monthly closing balance or $10 (whichever is greater) are required throughout interest free period. Paying only the minimum monthly payments will not fully repay the loan before the end of the interest free period. Q Mastercard Expired<br />

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Mastercard International Incorporated. Finance is issued by Columbus Financial Services Ltd. Ask in-store or see online at smithscity.co.nz/q-mastercard for details. xEarn 5x Airpoints Dollars on whiteware by Fisher & Paykel and Haier from Wednesday 29 November – Sunday 24 <strong>December</strong><br />

<strong>2023</strong> when you make an eligible purchase at Smiths City and scan your Airpoints card. Eligible customers will earn Airpoints Dollars at five times the standard Airpoints Dollars accrual rate on eligible purchases during the promotion period. Every one Airpoints Dollar or part thereof earned<br />

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purchase includes multiple items, this timeframe will apply based on when each item is collected by or delivered to you. Eligible purchases include Fisher & Paykel and Haier branded refrigeration, laundry, cooking, and dishwashing appliances and accessories. Excludes replacement parts, extended<br />

warranties, delivery, and installation. Personal shoppers only. Excludes Commercial and Trade sales. Standard Smiths City Airpoints terms, conditions, exclusions apply.


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Ari 3 Seater Fabric Sofa - Charcoal<br />

$599<br />

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was<br />

$1499<br />

Brahms 7 Piece Dining Suite - Beige<br />

$1999<br />

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was<br />

$2899 30%<br />

OFF #<br />

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50% off<br />

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Adler Outdoor Corner Lounge<br />

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$1999<br />

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MATES<br />

RATES<br />

was<br />

$3799<br />

45%<br />

$59 $ was<br />

each 199<br />

OFF # 70%<br />

OFF #<br />

MATES<br />

RATES<br />

each<br />

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Purchase any Beko Product<br />

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and go in the draw to win 1 of<br />

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Smiths City<br />

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1 Radcliffe Rd,<br />

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Hornby<br />

6 Tower Street,<br />

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Furniture, TVs,<br />

Audio & more.<br />

*60 Months Interest Free valid until Tuesday 12th <strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong>. Lending criteria, $50 annual Account Fee, fees, Ts&Cs apply. Minimum spend applies. Excludes gift cards and some promotional items. $55<br />

Establishment Fee applies to your first LTF transaction, $35 Advance Fee applies to subsequent LTF transactions. Min payments of 3% of the monthly closing balance or $10 (whichever is greater) are required<br />

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58 <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Wednesday <strong>December</strong> 6 <strong>2023</strong> <strong>Selwyn</strong> <strong>Times</strong> 59<br />

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Steam trains<br />

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Darfield<br />

through<br />

to play-o fs<br />

Pages 16 & 17<br />

Jacob, Jill join big farmer protest<br />

Jacob Du fy of Darfield and his dog Ji l were among more than 2000 farmers and supporters<br />

who were in Darfield and L eston for the Groundswe l NZ protests on Friday.<br />

• More photos, story, pages 4 & 5<br />

PHOTO: SUSAN SANDYS<br />

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Drink driving<br />

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laid after<br />

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near police<br />

station<br />

• By Susan Sandys<br />

A MOTORIST a legedly more<br />

than thr e times the drink<br />

driving limit was caught after<br />

doing a burnout near the<br />

Ro leston police station.<br />

Police say the 25-year-old<br />

from Burnham recorded 1026<br />

micrograms of alcohol per<br />

litre of breath. The lega limit is<br />

250mcg/l. He was also charged<br />

with sustained lo s of traction.<br />

Senior Sergeant<br />

Dean Harker<br />

said the driver<br />

was tracked to a<br />

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Organised by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand<br />

after a member of<br />

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s eing him<br />

doing a burnout<br />

near the Te nyson St police station<br />

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“He was a noyed about something<br />

and decided to do a burnout,<br />

which wasn’t a g od l ok<br />

when you have b en drinking as<br />

we l,” he said.<br />

The burnout wasn’t an antipolice<br />

thing, said Harker.<br />

• Turn to page 8<br />

50,000<br />

Charlie<br />

gets a<br />

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Page 10<br />

A DARFIELD farmer has<br />

spoken of watching a man leap into<br />

the flooded Hawkins River to try and<br />

save himself after a helicopter winch<br />

rescue operation failed.<br />

Rod May had taken his tractor to<br />

the scene on Greendale Rd, to try and<br />

reach the middle-aged man who had<br />

been clinging to the branches of a tree<br />

in the rising waters on Sunday night.<br />

The man had driven into the<br />

flooded river, escaped from his car<br />

and ca led emergency services from<br />

his ce lphone which he managed to<br />

keep with him.<br />

Ultimately, a second helicopter<br />

winch operation plucked the man<br />

to safety after he was swept downstream.<br />

It was a happy ending to the<br />

ordeal which had lasted more than<br />

three hours. The rescue was among<br />

several in Canterbury on Sunday in<br />

flooded rivers.<br />

May said he and his family had just<br />

had dinner when a neighbour alerted<br />

them. Arriving about 8.50pm, he saw<br />

the floodwaters were too high for the<br />

tractor, however, he used its lights for<br />

i luminating the site where the man<br />

was. • Turn to page 5<br />

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• By Susan Sandys<br />

HAWKINS RIVER RESCUE<br />

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Page 9<br />

LUCKY: The scene of the rescue on Sunday night, where emergency personnel encountered rapidly rising waters as<br />

they tried to rescue a man trapped in a tree in a swo len river near Darfield. Inset: Farmer Rod May i luminated the<br />

scene with his tractor.<br />

Steam trains<br />

to roll into<br />

Springfield<br />

Darfield<br />

through<br />

to play-offs<br />

Jacob, Jill join big farmer protest<br />

Jacob Duffy of Darfield and his dog Jill were among more than 2000 farmers and supporters<br />

who were in Darfield and Leeston for the Groundswell NZ protests on Friday.<br />

• More photos, story, pages 4 & 5<br />

PHOTO: SUSAN SANDYS<br />

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Coordinators Chris & Dianne Ward<br />

Phone: 027 437 1254<br />

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For more information call 0800 477 678<br />

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Pages 16 & 17<br />

Organised by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand<br />

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• By Susan Sandys<br />

A MOTORIST a legedly more<br />

than three times the drink<br />

driving limit was caught after<br />

doing a burnout near the<br />

Ro leston police station.<br />

Police say the 25-year-old<br />

from Burnham recorded 1026<br />

micrograms of alcohol per<br />

litre of breath. The lega limit is<br />

250mcg/l. He was also charged<br />

with sustained loss of traction.<br />

Senior Sergeant<br />

Dean Harker<br />

said the driver<br />

was tracked to a<br />

Burnham address<br />

after a member of<br />

the public reporting<br />

seeing him<br />

doing a burnout<br />

near the Tennyson St police station<br />

about 10.50pm on Friday.<br />

“He was annoyed about something<br />

and decided to do a burnout,<br />

which wasn’t a good look<br />

when you have been drinking as<br />

we l,” he said.<br />

The burnout wasn’t an antipolice<br />

thing, said Harker.<br />

• Turn to page 8<br />

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28 tH juLY<br />

7.30pm<br />

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Speaker: Maree Frost<br />

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station<br />

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Page 3<br />

NINE-YEAR-OLD Andee Chynoweth of Southbridge<br />

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Andee meets her<br />

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• By Tina Grumba l<br />

THE OWNER of the<br />

Prebbleton Dairy targeted<br />

four times by youth believes a<br />

family group conference was a<br />

waste of time.<br />

The meeting involved one<br />

of the teens, a 13-year-old,<br />

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Facilitated by Oranga<br />

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While the victims could<br />

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already been made as to what<br />

would happen with the youth.<br />

The victim’s views did not<br />

make a difference.<br />

• Turn to page 6<br />

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022 Passionate about our place<br />

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Money<br />

taken<br />

after big<br />

pokie win<br />

• By Ba ry Clarke<br />

A BAR patron who won $1200<br />

on the pokies may have been<br />

targeted by thieves moments after<br />

she co lected the money.<br />

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the bar a the same time are the<br />

focus of police inquiries. It is<br />

believed they watched her being<br />

paid, and then quickly swooped.<br />

The incident happened at The<br />

Famous Grouse Hotel in Lincoln<br />

two weeks ago.<br />

After she was paid out a the<br />

bar, the men who had been<br />

si ting nearby went over and<br />

congratulated her. While she was<br />

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Police have taken CCTV<br />

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Marigolds are probably most garden.<br />

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recently the US states of Arkansas, Florida and Iowa a l<br />

announced phase-outs of greyhound racing.<br />

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that the industry would be measured based on key<br />

performance indicators and a decision would be made<br />

in the coming months. The SPCA is now asking where<br />

are these indicators and what are they measuring?<br />

Independent reports into the welfare of dogs over the<br />

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off the track.<br />

SPCA says to ca l for an end to an industry is not<br />

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next level and create a barrier of approximately 15cm apart from<br />

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in particular around plants like In around six to eight weeks<br />

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The animal welfare group believes it is clear the<br />

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society. A recent survey carried out by an independent<br />

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74% of New Zealanders would vote to ban greyhound<br />

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next chapter of their lives. Phone Caine now on 0273301002 for<br />

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On offer here is a significantly scaled 2,019sqm (approximately) section<br />

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Properties of this size are a genuine rarity in this location, and it wi l be a<br />

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Rea suringly constructed from Hebel and enjoying the modern<br />

refinement delivered by recent refurbishments, this 397sqm<br />

(approximately) property also includes a vast range of comforts, with<br />

radiators, underfloor heating, a gas fire and heat pumps promoting<br />

seasonal contentment.<br />

A sequence of spacious living areas is revealed indoors, including an<br />

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and easy-care gardens. An open-plan kitchen and dining room provides<br />

the pivot for daily routines and is armed with a walk-in pantry for ample<br />

storage, while an adjoining forma lounge offers a dedicated area for<br />

relaxation.<br />

The a commodation wing features four generously sized bedrooms<br />

including the master suite which is finished with a walk-in wardrobe and<br />

ensuite. A large room adjacent to the study presents an exce lent area<br />

for hobbies but could easily become a fifth bedroom, making it ideal for<br />

guests.<br />

Storage options are ever-present and showcased in the separate laundry,<br />

dedicated storeroom and the carpeted internal a ce s triple garage.<br />

The grounds are primed for summertime entertaining and feature<br />

an interlinking patio and deck, while raised vegetable beds and auto<br />

i rigation offer easy-care appeal.<br />

A relaxed lifestyle is a sured in this outstanding enclave, with the golf<br />

course and local schooling being a leisurely stro l from your door.<br />

The property’s dimensions and a tractive design wi l undoubtedly a tract<br />

keen a tention.<br />

Deadline Sale : 12pm, Thu 3 Nov 2022<br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

www.bayleys.co.nz/5519356<br />

Urszula Bedggood<br />

Mobile: 027 338 7889<br />

urszula.bedggood@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Haley Smith<br />

Mobile: 027 341 3846<br />

haley.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

• Two bay pole shed plus a double carport<br />

• Versatile garage/workshop, fu ly insulated with 3 phase power.<br />

• A large sun-drenched conservatory plus sma ler conservatory.<br />

• Private we l-established se ting with exce lent shelter.<br />

• Woodfire plus heat pump.<br />

• Established trees and plantings.<br />

• Plenty of off-street parking.<br />

This enticing package offers you rura living without the hassle or<br />

expense of a traditional lifestyle block. Conveniently positioned<br />

just out of Dunsandel and located the right side of the SH to make<br />

it an easy commute to the city. If you are looking for a change of<br />

lifestyle that offers peace and tranqui lity but sti l not far from the<br />

178 Hororata Dunsandel Road, Dunsandel<br />

Deadline sale: Tuesday 6th <strong>December</strong><br />

2022 at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior)<br />

harcourts.co.nz/ RL2742<br />

NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO<br />

Caine<br />

Four Seasons Realty<br />

33 Stables Drive, Lincoln Viewing: Sunday 3-3.30pm or by appointment<br />

URSZULA BEDGGOOD<br />

AND TEAM<br />

Urszula Bedggood | 027 338 7889<br />

urszula.bedggood@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

HOPCROFT<br />

Spring ha sprung and there’s no better time than now to se l your home.<br />

If you wan to enjoy this year’s Christmas in a new home,<br />

talk with us and together we wi l reach that goal.<br />

027 330 1002 | 03 347 1411<br />

caine.hopcroft@harcourts.co.nz<br />

Caine Hopcroft<br />

Contact:<br />

Mobile: 027 330 1002<br />

Phone:03 347 1411<br />

Email: caine.hopcroft@harcourts.co.nz<br />

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008<br />

Although the market may appear cha lenging, our sales numbers don’t<br />

reflect it! After having a very successful Winter & Spring, I’m on the<br />

lookout for more homeowners who want a consistent/reliable agent<br />

with the right experience to get them SOLD!<br />

Ca l Caine any time for a no obligation chat about your next move!<br />

Haley Smith | 027 341 3846<br />

haley.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Residential / Commercial / Rural / Property Services<br />

Sell !<br />

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd<br />

Licensed Agent REAA 2 08<br />

Refer online for open home times<br />

21,000<br />

Main Household Shopper<br />

15+ Years 25,000<br />

Total Household Shopper<br />

15+ Years 43,000<br />

Main Income<br />

Earner 32,000


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Built by the reputable Orange Homes in 2022, this cleverly<br />

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requirement of many with a floor area of approx 231m². Sited<br />

up a private shared drive and with living spaces north west<br />

facing sited off the road, this home offers a sense of privacy<br />

for outdoor entertaining, while being located close to local<br />

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Immaculately presented with low maintenance yet attractive<br />

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quality tiled ensuite bathroom plus benefits of outdoor<br />

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by the ha lway and serviced by a beautiful tiled bathroom with<br />

separate toilet.<br />

Basking in natural sunlight is the spacious open plan kitchen/<br />

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8 Papatahora Drive, Lincoln<br />

Lincoln is a desirable town within the <strong>Selwyn</strong> District, and this<br />

property within the Te Whariki subdivision is within an easy<br />

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Our owners have loved their home but changing circumstances<br />

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wanting a we l appointed, sun drenched family home.<br />

Price: By Negotiation<br />

View online harcourts.net/RL2817<br />

Katie Harrison<br />

Contact:<br />

03 347 4711 | Mob: 021 135 0887<br />

Email: katie.harrison@harcourts.co.nz<br />

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008<br />

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03 347 4711 | 021 135 0887<br />

katie.harrison@harcourts.co.nz<br />

Viewing: Sat & Sun 12.00-12.30pm or by appointment<br />

Lifestyle Sales Consultant<br />

in Canterbury 2021/2022<br />

Katie<br />

HARRISON<br />

First in, first home<br />

In a highly desirable and practical location, this beautifully<br />

presented, low-maintenance 150sqm (more or less) home<br />

will attract interest from a range of buyers including<br />

families, professionals, investors and those searching for<br />

an easy-care home nearby to township amenities.<br />

The clever layout and carefully designed features are<br />

complemented by three double bedrooms (master with<br />

walk-in robe), a family bathroom, a separate toilet, and<br />

the added convenience of a separate laundry. The wellappointed,<br />

open-plan kitchen has been thoughtfully<br />

configured and features a lovely bay window, flowing<br />

seamlessly to the open-plan dining/living area with a<br />

sunny, north-facing aspect.<br />

The neutral colour scheme lends a warm, inviting<br />

ambience and acts as a blank canvas for the new owner<br />

to easily express their own personality. A sliding door off<br />

the dining area provides good indoor/outdoor flow while<br />

a log burner, heat pump and internal access double garage<br />

complete the interior layout.<br />

The easy-care 800sqm (more or less) fully-fenced section<br />

has off-street parking for a boat or caravan, established<br />

landscaping, a private backyard with raised vegetable beds<br />

and two garden sheds while a north-facing deck/BBQ area<br />

is the perfect spot to entertain or relax. There is a primary<br />

school and secondary school only a very short walk away,<br />

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd<br />

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making this property an ideal place to raise a family.<br />

This contemporary, well-maintained property represents<br />

a wonderful opportunity to establish yourself in a quality<br />

location. Call us today to learn more.<br />

Price: Offers/Enquiries Over $650,000<br />

www.bayleys.co.nz/5520972<br />

Jo McIntosh<br />

Mobile: 027 384 4279<br />

jo.mcintosh@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Karen Beatty<br />

Mobile: 021 985 592<br />

karen.beatty@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Make this Home Your Sanctuary!<br />

Introducing a stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home<br />

that seamlessly blends modern design with a touch of<br />

architectural elegance. Designed to maximize natura light,<br />

this home is bathed in sunlight, creating an airy and bright<br />

atmosphere that uplifts your mood and showcases the<br />

beauty of the space.<br />

Prepare to be amazed by the soaring high ceilings that create<br />

a sense of spaciousness and elegance, an inviting log fire,<br />

providing both warmth and an a luring focal point that adds a<br />

touch of coziness and charm. Adjacent to the living area is the<br />

dining area seamlessly transitioning into the we l-appointed<br />

kitchen, boasting ample storage and abundant bench space.<br />

This culinary haven not only a lows for easy meal preparation<br />

but also encourages social interaction and entertaining. An<br />

added bonus to your living space is a stylish and practical<br />

study nook, offering a dedicated space for work or study<br />

without compromising on the open flow of the room.<br />

Step outside onto the sun-drenched outdoor patio, where<br />

you can relax, entertain guests, or simply soak up the sun.<br />

This private oasis provides the perfect setting for outdoor<br />

gatherings or those evening barbecues<br />

For your vehicles, this property offers a single garage and<br />

carport and with a separate laundry area, household chores<br />

become a breeze, keeping your living spaces neat and<br />

organized. This functional feature adds convenience and<br />

practicality to your daily routine.<br />

33 Birchs Road, Prebbleton<br />

34 McLaughlins Road, Darfield Viewing: Phone for viewing times<br />

JO McINTOSH AND TEAM<br />

LEADING LOCAL REAL ESTATE<br />

Jo McIntosh and team are built on the foundation of honesty, trust, and integrity, ensuring<br />

that our clients receive transparent and reliable service throughout their property transactions.<br />

Jo McIntosh | 027 384 4279 Adrienne Goodeve | 021 977 877 Karen Beatty | 021 985 592<br />

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Primary School and Lincoln High School.<br />

Deadline Sale - All offers to be considered<br />

on or before 6pm Tuesday 11th July <strong>2023</strong><br />

- unless sold prior<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz<br />

Listing ID: PRB30043<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd<br />

Licensed (REAA 2008) - Ro leston<br />

Kate Cameron<br />

Contact:<br />

Mobile: 027 688 8057<br />

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Rare Opportunity On Riverstone Drive<br />

Perched at the gateway of comfort and style, this 6-bedroom<br />

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Set on a meticulously maintained 1715 square meter plot, this<br />

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Deadline Sale - All offers to be considered on<br />

or before 4pm, Tuesday 12th <strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz<br />

Listing ID: LIC30577<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd<br />

Licensed (REAA 2008) - Rolleston<br />

Rowan Shepherd<br />

Contact:<br />

Mobile: 027 303 1565<br />

Brendan ‘Big Red’ Shefford<br />

Contact:<br />

Mobile: 027 224 4733<br />

8 Riverstone Drive, Rolleston<br />

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2<br />

Open Home<br />

FOR SALE<br />

405 Lincoln Tai Tapu Road, Lincoln<br />

4A2B1J<br />

BY NEGOTIATION<br />

34 Manor Drive, Rolleston<br />

5A3B3J<br />

• 6.48<strong>06</strong>ha (more or less) block<br />

with a private setting<br />

• 15 year old four bedroom,<br />

two bathroom modern home<br />

with double-glazing<br />

• 7 fenced paddocks<br />

• Income potential from the<br />

currently let house & two<br />

sleepouts<br />

For Sale<br />

Offers Over $1,349,999+<br />

GST<br />

View<br />

by appointment<br />

Rowan Shepherd<br />

027 303 1565<br />

rowan.shepherd@raywhite.com<br />

Paul Dodds<br />

021 210 5559<br />

paul.dodds@raywhite.com<br />

• Spacious 2,837m2 section<br />

• Expansive open plan living<br />

• A separate lounge<br />

• Modern kitchen with WIP<br />

• 3x Heat Pumps & Wood Fire<br />

• Great indoor outdoor flow<br />

• Semi self contained wing<br />

• Three car garaging<br />

• Raised vegetable gardens<br />

By Negotiation<br />

View<br />

Sunday-1:15-1:45pm<br />

Kate Cameron<br />

027 688 8057<br />

kate.cameron@raywhite.com<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz/LIC30525<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz/PRB30174<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

New Listing/Open Home<br />

New Listing/Open Home<br />

DEADLINE SALE<br />

13 Berners Way, Rolleston<br />

3A2B2J<br />

FOR SALE<br />

69 Stonebrook Drive, Rolleston<br />

4A2B2L2J<br />

• Three-bedroom home, master<br />

with ensuite and WIR<br />

• O/P living with two sets of<br />

sliders to the outdoors<br />

• Large sleek kitchen with Smeg<br />

appliances & double fridge<br />

space<br />

• Separate laundry, carpeted<br />

double garage, attic storage<br />

Deadline Sale<br />

4pm Tuesday 19th<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong> (unless<br />

sold prior)<br />

View<br />

Sunday 12.30 - 1.00pm<br />

Amanda Cherry<br />

027 340 6955<br />

amanda.cherry@raywhite.com<br />

'Big Red' Shefford<br />

027 224 4733<br />

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com<br />

• Four bedrooms and two<br />

bathrooms<br />

• 197 sqm home on 610 sqm<br />

section<br />

• Zoned for West Rolleston<br />

Primary<br />

• Mike Greer Home Build<br />

For Sale<br />

Offers Over $825,000<br />

View<br />

Sunday 11.45 - 12.15pm<br />

Rebecca Grose<br />

021 266 2173<br />

rebecca.grose@raywhite.com<br />

Harry Wright<br />

027 787 4479<br />

harry.wright@raywhite.com<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz/RLL31255<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz/RLL31422<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


3<br />

Open Home<br />

FOR SALE<br />

39 Blunden Road, Lincoln<br />

3A1K2B2L2J<br />

FOR SALE<br />

1 Meadows Drive, Rolleston<br />

3A2B2J<br />

• Built with energy efficiency in<br />

mind, with structural insulated<br />

panels, ducted heating,<br />

thermally broken double<br />

glazing & solar hot water<br />

• Caesarstone tops in kitchen<br />

• Panoramic park views across<br />

to the hills including Sugarloaf<br />

• Gated RV parking with power<br />

For Sale<br />

Offers Over $1,290,000<br />

View<br />

By Appointment<br />

Emma Langton-George<br />

027 555 0568<br />

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com<br />

Dwayne Bloomfield<br />

021 163 9874<br />

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com<br />

• Bespoke joinery, tiled<br />

bathrooms & high stud<br />

ceilings throughout<br />

• Modern kitchen boasts stone<br />

benchtops & WIP with sink<br />

• Open plan living area flows to<br />

dual outdoor living spaces<br />

• Master with ensuite & WIR<br />

• Great location for families!<br />

For Sale<br />

$845,000<br />

View<br />

Sunday 11:00 - 11:30am<br />

Dwayne Bloomfield<br />

021 163 9874<br />

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com<br />

Emma Langton-George<br />

027 555 0568<br />

emma.langton-george@raywhite.com<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz/LIC30513<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz/LIC30562<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

New Listing/Open Home<br />

New Listing/Open Home<br />

FOR SALE<br />

223 Brookside Road, Rolleston<br />

4A2B2L3J<br />

DEADLINE SALE<br />

5 Ashton Rise, West Melton<br />

4A2B2L2J<br />

• Superb outdoor entertaining<br />

with Kwila decking, Archgola<br />

& manicured gardens<br />

• Generous O/P living space<br />

with the added comfort of a<br />

separate lounge<br />

• Stone benchtops, double<br />

fridge space, 90cm oven & a<br />

large WIP<br />

For Sale<br />

2pm Tuesday 19th<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong>- unless<br />

sold prior<br />

View<br />

Thursday 5.00 - 5.30pm<br />

Sunday 11.45 - 12.15pm<br />

'Big Red' Shefford<br />

027 224 4733<br />

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com<br />

Georgia Schofield<br />

027 887 7282<br />

georgia.schofield@raywhite.com<br />

• 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms +<br />

Study Nook<br />

• Open plan living/dining with<br />

stylish kitchen + WIP<br />

• Master with Ensuite & WIR<br />

• Private oasis featuring 848<br />

sqm section & 2 Archgolas<br />

• Solar Panels offering savings<br />

on monthly power bills<br />

Deadline Sale<br />

2pm, Wednesday 20th<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong> (unless<br />

sold prior)<br />

View<br />

Wednesday 3.30 - 4.00pm<br />

Sunday 1.30 - 2.00pm<br />

'Big Red' Shefford<br />

027 224 4733<br />

brendan.shefford@raywhite.com<br />

Jayden Cullen<br />

027 391 6785<br />

jayden.cullen@raywhite.com<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz/RLL31426<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz/RLL31288<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


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Can you help?<br />

We have buyers wanting to purchase<br />

the following..<br />

Lincoln<br />

3-4 bedrooms<br />

450m2 plus section<br />

$700,000 - $800,000<br />

Contact<br />

Rowan Shepherd 027 303 1565<br />

rowan.shepherd@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln/Tai Tapu/Prebbleton<br />

5 bedrooms plus, 3 bathrooms<br />

850m2 - 1 hectare section<br />

Preferred self contained onsite<br />

$1,800,000 - $2,300,000<br />

Contact<br />

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057<br />

kate.cameron@raywhite.com<br />

Leeston Area<br />

3 bedrooms<br />

All aged properties considered<br />

Up to $630,000<br />

Contact<br />

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874<br />

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com<br />

Prebbleton<br />

4 bedrooms plus<br />

Post quake build<br />

700m2 plus section<br />

Up to $1.6 million<br />

Contact<br />

Paul Dodds 021 210 5559<br />

paul.dodds@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

Lincoln/Rolleston<br />

4000m2 section in central Rolleston<br />

4 bedrooms<br />

with or without property Master separate end of house<br />

Ideally close to transport/public access Newer build, 700m2 plus<br />

All prices considered<br />

Up to $1.25 million<br />

Contact<br />

Contact<br />

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874 Georgina Christie 027 523 2641<br />

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com georgina.christie@raywhite.com<br />

Prebbleton<br />

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

750m2 plus section<br />

$1,000,000 - $1,150,000<br />

Contact<br />

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057<br />

kate.cameron@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

4 bedrooms<br />

450m2 plus section<br />

Near new or almost completed<br />

$780,000 - $880,000<br />

Contact<br />

Rowan Shepherd 027 303 1565<br />

rowan.shepherd@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

3 bedrooms<br />

Any size section<br />

3 plus car garaging<br />

Up to $850,000<br />

Contact<br />

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874<br />

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

3 bedrooms plus<br />

Up to $700,000<br />

Contact<br />

Fiona Shearing 021 229 6009<br />

fiona.shearing@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

Home with a separate dwelling,<br />

Additonal sheds/garaging<br />

land over 1500m2<br />

Around $1,350,000<br />

Contact<br />

Leisa Webster 027 722 5537<br />

leisa.webster@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

Ambrose or original Faringdon<br />

3 bedrooms plus, office by front door<br />

Private section<br />

Price up to $900,000<br />

Contact<br />

Amanda Cherry 027 340 6955<br />

amanda.cherry@raywhite.com<br />

Halswell<br />

3-4 bedrooms, 2 living<br />

500-700m2 section<br />

Near new home<br />

$750,000 - $850,000<br />

Contact<br />

Keren Crumpton 027 416 2773<br />

keren.crumpton@raywhite.com<br />

Rolleston<br />

4 bedrooms<br />

180m2 plus floor plan<br />

Double garage<br />

Up to $850,000<br />

Contact<br />

Holly Partridge 027 777 1270<br />

holly.partridge@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln/Tai Tapu/Prebbleton<br />

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms<br />

Newer if possible, 2 living areas<br />

800m2 plus section<br />

$1,000,000 - $1,500,000<br />

Contact<br />

Kate Cameron 027 688 8057<br />

kate.cameron@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

4 bedrooms<br />

2 living spaces<br />

500m2 plus section<br />

Up to $1.2 million<br />

Contact<br />

Paul Dodds 021 210 5559<br />

paul.dodds@raywhite.com<br />

Tai Tapu<br />

Executive style home<br />

3-4 bedrooms<br />

Medium to large section size<br />

Up to $1,300,000<br />

Contact<br />

Dwayne Bloomfield 021 163 9874<br />

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com<br />

Prebbleton<br />

4 bedrooms plus<br />

Good outdoor living<br />

1000m2 plus section<br />

Up to $2.2 million<br />

Contact<br />

Paul Dodds 021 210 5559<br />

paul.dodds@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

4 bedrooms<br />

2 bathrooms<br />

Section over 600m2<br />

$850,000 - $950,000<br />

Contact<br />

Fiona Shearing 021 229 6009<br />

fiona.shearing@raywhite.com<br />

Lincoln<br />

2 bedrooms plus<br />

Small easy care section<br />

Te Whariki or surrounds<br />

Contact<br />

Fiona Shearing 021 229 6009<br />

fiona.shearing@raywhite.com<br />

The difference between FOR SALE and SOLD<br />

ROLLESTON - LINCOLN - PREBBLETON - WEST MELTON<br />

347 9988 325 7299 777 7160 347 9933<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd. Licensed (REAA 2008)


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Five FREE Hams To Give Away<br />

Lincoln Santa Parade & Market<br />

Saturday 9th <strong>December</strong> From 9am<br />

Our team will be handing out a FREE entry ticket to go in the draw<br />

at the Lincoln Christmas Parade & Market<br />

Draw will be made straight after the Parade outside the<br />

Ray White Lincoln Office<br />

MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!<br />

Merry Christmas from the team at<br />

Ray White Town & Lifestyle<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Ltd. Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

New Listing/Open Home<br />

New Listing/Open Home<br />

FOR SALE<br />

35 School Road, Tai Tapu<br />

4A1K2B2L2J<br />

DEADLINE SALE<br />

11 Kinglear Drive, Rolleston<br />

5A3B2L2J<br />

• Superb open plan living zones<br />

• Stylish kitchen with adjoining<br />

dining area opening to a patio<br />

• Main living area & separate<br />

lounge both open to decks<br />

• Log burner & 2 heat pumps<br />

• 2 bedrooms feature WIRs<br />

• Electronic gates, carpeted<br />

double garage & drive-thru<br />

Deadline Sale<br />

4:00pm, Tuesday 19th<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

View<br />

Thursday 1.00 - 1.30pm<br />

Sunday 1.15 - 1.45pm<br />

Emma Langton-George<br />

027 555 0568<br />

Dwayne Bloomfield<br />

021 163 9874<br />

dwayne.bloomfield@raywhite.com<br />

• The main property offers 4<br />

bedrooms with an open-plan<br />

living/dining area<br />

• Updated kitchen in 2021<br />

• Log fire, heat pump, HRV<br />

System & solar hot water<br />

• A separate dwelling (52m2) -<br />

perfect for parents, teens, or<br />

extended family members<br />

Deadline Sale<br />

12pm Tuesday 19th<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong> (unless<br />

sold prior)<br />

View<br />

Thursday 5.30 - 6.00pm<br />

Sunday 1.00 - 1.30pm<br />

Leisa Webster<br />

027 722 5537<br />

leisa.webster@raywhite.com<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz/LIC30493<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)<br />

rwtownandlifestyle.co.nz/RLL31403<br />

Town & Lifestyle Real Estate Limited Licensed (REAA 2008)


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Lincoln 777 Ellesmere Road<br />

Location, size and views!<br />

Located right on the edge of the popular Lincoln township, this spacious (approx. 330m2) and welcoming sundrenched home<br />

must be on your watch list to view! As you step through into the entrance, you'll be immediately captivated by the<br />

breathtaking views of the meticulously maintained gardens. Inside, the open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area create a<br />

warm and inviting space, complete with a large log burner to keep you cozy on the winter evenings. From this vantage point,<br />

you can enjoy the stunning vistas across the expansive land to the majestic Port Hills. For those seeking additional living space,<br />

a separate lounge offers a tranquil retreat. The 4 bedrooms are all generous in size and serviced by a bathroom and separate<br />

tiled shower room. There is also a separate laundry and great storage too. Not to be underestimated, the master suite is<br />

impressive in size and boasting a walk-in robe and ensuite and French doors which open out to the garden oasis. Car and DIY<br />

enthusiasts will appreciate the internal 4-car garage, complete with a an approx. 5.5x5.5 workshop/rumpus area and<br />

additional loft storage. *Price will be plus GST*<br />

4 2 2 4<br />

Deadline Sale closes Thursday 7th <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> at 5.00pm,<br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

View Sun 10 Dec 1.30 - 2.00pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/ROU172601<br />

Angela Hunt<br />

M 021 548 777<br />

Karen Harper<br />

M 027 444 1436<br />

E angela.hunt@pb.co.nz<br />

E karenh@pb.co.nz<br />

Burnham 312 Two Chain Road<br />

Affordable entry level that will tick all your boxes!<br />

Welcome to this charming 4-bedroom character home nestled on a sprawling 10-acre estate that offers the perfect blend of<br />

rustic elegance and modern convenience. With generously sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (one of which an ensuite with<br />

spa bath), separate 2nd living space and a large study nook area. This home definitely provides ample space for comfortable<br />

family living at an affordable price. Set amidst mature trees and lush plantings, the property exudes an enchanting, tranquil<br />

atmosphere. A sheltered pool area invites you to unwind and bask in the serenity of your surroundings. A meandering water<br />

race and a picturesque pond add a touch of natural beauty to the landscape. With summer on our doorstep, the inground<br />

pool is going to be a welcome treat for the kids or the kids at heart to enjoy over the summer months. For those with a green<br />

thumb, the established orchard, complete with fruit and nut trees, is a delightful addition, ensuring a constant supply of<br />

seasonal treats. The inclusion of a lunging yard and cattle yard with ramps plus 5 fenced paddocks make it an ideal choice for<br />

those with agricultural pursuits or an animal or horse lover.<br />

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz<br />

4 2 2 3<br />

Deadline Sale closes Wednesday 6th <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> at 4.00pm,<br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

View Sun 10 Dec 12.00 - 12.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/ROU168933<br />

Angela Hunt<br />

M 021 548 777<br />

Karen Harper<br />

M 027 444 1436<br />

E angela.hunt@pb.co.nz<br />

E karenh@pb.co.nz<br />

Proud to be here


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Property Brokers<br />

at the Lincoln<br />

Christmas Parade<br />

Christmas is on us!<br />

We’re giving away two ‘My Food Bag Christmas<br />

Classics’ (4-6+ people)<br />

Visit the team at the Property Brokers stall to<br />

get a FREE entry ticket to go in the draw at<br />

the Lincoln Christmas Parade & Market.<br />

Saturday 9th <strong>December</strong> from 9am<br />

Draw will take place in front of the Property<br />

Brokers Tent at 12pm. Must be present to win!<br />

If not the next number will be drawn.<br />

Also at the Property Brokers stall:<br />

• Free airbrush tattoos for the kids<br />

• Sausage Sizzle – proceeds to the<br />

Rolleston RSA<br />

• Perty the PB Mascot<br />

Merry Christmas from the team at Property<br />

Brokers Lincoln<br />

pb.co.nz<br />

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008<br />

PB071462


8<br />

Rolleston 95 Wards Road<br />

Business options on this 4 HA Lifestyle Block!!!<br />

It's not often you start out talking about a shed on a property but on this occasion, size certainly does matter! Approximately<br />

15x12m2 with two container-height electric doors on a 300mm (approx.) concrete floor with three-phase power, this is a<br />

serious building for countless business opportunities. Currently being utilised as an engineering workshop, it isn't the only jewel<br />

in the crown. The family home provides all the necessary modern comforts one could ask for and from the workshop is only a<br />

small stroll to the back door. The brick house with a concrete tile roof profile is a little cracker and well looked after. The wide<br />

entranceway sets the scene as you turn into the open-plan kitchen/dining area with ample room for any family. The lounge<br />

with its pellet fire and heat distribution network also has a heat pump to keep the whole house really warm and to seal the<br />

deal there is a second heat pump in the master bedroom. Extra's not found in every abode include a separate laundry, 2<br />

toilets, and a large storage room just off the double garage. There is also a roomy office at the front of the home.<br />

4 2 2 2<br />

Deadline Sale closes Monday 18th <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> at 1.00pm,<br />

(unless sold prior)<br />

View Sun 10 Dec 2.00 - 2.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/ROL12963<br />

Justin Le Lievre<br />

M 022 628 13<strong>06</strong><br />

E justinl@pb.co.nz<br />

Prebbleton Lots 1 and 9, Robinsons Road<br />

Now Priced - Lot 1 $960,000 and Lot 10 $950,000<br />

Robinsons Road Lifestyle Blocks Now Selling!<br />

This land is perfectly situated between two of Christchurch's most popular small towns, Prebbleton and Lincoln. These<br />

outstanding 4HA blocks with rich fertile soils are proving very popular. If living in the country is a must and at the flick of a<br />

switch being in town, tickles your fancy you may well have found your next place of residence.<br />

For Sale Buyers $930,000+<br />

View By appointment<br />

Web pb.co.nz/LIL10364<br />

This land is an absolute must to inspect. *Titles expected soon.<br />

Justin Le Lievre<br />

M 022 628 13<strong>06</strong><br />

E justinl@pb.co.nz<br />

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz<br />

Proud to be here


9<br />

Sheffield 8 Wrights Road<br />

Serene lifestyle<br />

Nestled within the heart of Sheffield, this 240sqm (approx.) residence sits gracefully on a sprawling 2,373sqm (approx.) rear<br />

section, offering a spacious and sunny family home with a serene lifestyle appeal. Thoughtfully designed and built in 2015,<br />

the interior features an open plan layout that seamlessly integrates the kitchen, dining, and living areas. Complementing this<br />

is a separate lounge, providing ample space for both relaxation and entertainment. Climate control is achieved through a log<br />

burner with a wetback, two heat pumps, and heat transfer system. The four generously appointed bedrooms, two bathrooms<br />

including a master ensuite, along with a separate laundry, offer both luxury and practicality.<br />

Outside, the expanse of the beautifully established section unfolds to reveal a glass house, vegetable gardens, a wood shed, a<br />

separate double garage, and an inviting summer shed. Immerse yourself in this fabulous family home, perfectly positioned<br />

within walking distance to the local primary school and the World Famous Sheffield Pie Shop.<br />

4 2 2 4<br />

Deadline Sale closes Wednesday 20th <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> at<br />

3.00pm, (unless sold prior)<br />

View Sun 10 Dec 1.00 - 1.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/DFU173651<br />

Amy Jones<br />

M 021 077 9945<br />

Shar Simôn<br />

M 027 555 <strong>06</strong>54<br />

E amy.jones@pb.co.nz<br />

E shar@pb.co.nz<br />

Kirwee 35B Tramway Road<br />

A quality lifestyle<br />

Immaculate in presentation enjoying all the benefits of a quiet and peaceful village location, this 200sqm (approx.) near new<br />

home rests on an expansive 3,800sqm (approx.) section, providing ample space for comfortable and relaxed living. Upon<br />

entering, you'll be greeted by the inviting open-plan layout, seamlessly connecting the kitchen, dining, family and living areas.<br />

Step outside onto the expansive sun-drenched deck, where summer BBQs and gatherings await, providing a perfect setting for<br />

outdoor enjoyment. Intelligently configured over two wings, two of the four bedrooms and main bathroom enjoy quiet<br />

separation from the master precincts where you are indulged with a walk-thru robe and ensuite. A separate laundry, excellent<br />

storage options and carpeted internal access double garage enhance the functionality of this residence. Adding practicality to<br />

this already impressive package is a substantial 108sqm powered shed, ideal for hobbies or additional storage. Superb for<br />

families looking to escape suburbia while still being handy to school and amenities and just a 25-minute drive from<br />

Christchurch Airport.<br />

Property Brokers Ltd Licensed REAA 2008 | pb.co.nz<br />

4 2 2 2<br />

Deadline Sale closes Wednesday 20th <strong>December</strong>, <strong>2023</strong> at<br />

1.00pm, (unless sold prior)<br />

View Sun 10 Dec 3.00 - 3.30pm<br />

Web pb.co.nz/DFU173760<br />

Amy Jones<br />

M 021 077 9945<br />

Shar Simôn<br />

M 027 555 <strong>06</strong>54<br />

E amy.jones@pb.co.nz<br />

E shar@pb.co.nz<br />

Proud to be here


10<br />

Four Seasons Realty<br />

AUCTION


Four Seasons Realty<br />

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12<br />

Four Seasons Realty<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons<br />

P 0800 789 1011<br />

Enter our colouring competition and you could WIN!<br />

To enter simply scan or photograph your entry and post to our Facebook page Harcourts Four Seasons Realty or drop off to your local<br />

Harcourts Four Seasons Office in (Belfast, Kaiapoi, Hanmer Springs, Hornby, Lincoln, Prebbleton, Rangiora, Rolleston or The Palms) before<br />

midday Monday 18th <strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong>. Winning entries will be notified on Tuesday 19th <strong>December</strong> by phone and displayed on our Facebook<br />

page. Additional entry forms can be found on our Facebook, Instagram and web page - harcourtsfourseasons.co.nz or collected from any of<br />

the above offices. Prizes: Winning entries in each age group will receive vouchers from The Warehouse: 1st $20, 2nd $15 and 3rd $10.<br />

Four Seasons Realty<br />

Name:<br />

Age (please tick one) 0 - 5 years 6 - 9 years 10 - 14<br />

Parent/Guardian Name:<br />

Parent/Guardian Telephone:<br />

Your home for local property<br />

Four Seasons Realty 2017 Ltd | Licensed Agent REAA 2008


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Four Seasons Realty<br />

AUCTION


14<br />

HAPPY HOLIDAYS<br />

FROM THE CHRIS JONES TEAM<br />

Chris and his team would like to extend a sincere thanks<br />

for all the ongoing support of their valued clients and<br />

network throughout <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

It has been an exceptional year. Chris and<br />

the team achieved No.1 Nationwide and<br />

No.1 Canterbury for Bayleys in all divisions.<br />

Also, Chris was recognised by REINZ as the<br />

overall residential salesperson of the year<br />

for highest sales volume. As we look back<br />

on the past year, we can’t help but be<br />

excited about the year ahead.<br />

If you are considering a move in the new<br />

year, contact us today — we would love to<br />

discuss how we are able to achieve the best<br />

possible result for you.<br />

Lifestyle | Residential | Developments<br />

Chris Jones | 027 220 5043<br />

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz | chrisjonesbayleys.nz<br />

NO.1 BAYLEYS | 2022/<strong>2023</strong><br />

NATIONWIDE - ALL DIVISIONS<br />

CANTERBURY - ALL DIVISIONS<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

Residential / Commercial / Rural / Property Services


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NEW LISTING<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

Halswell 73 Halswell Junction Road<br />

Opportunity on 4,004sqm at 73 Halswell Junction Road<br />

Developers, land bankers and wise homeowners, 73 Halswell Junction Road is the ultimate property for you. This<br />

truly uniquely positioned 4,004sqm property zoned Residential Suburban presents so much opportunity for its<br />

new owners. The current owners have lived here for 17 years and enjoyed the space and privacy this property offers.<br />

This sundrenched home has been enhanced over the years and offers an excellent layout for a family to have their<br />

own space. Along with the comfortable family home is an excellent array of sheds offering up to 6 car<br />

garaging/workshop or storage areas. All this set amongst established grounds and large trees creating a very<br />

peaceful environment. Option B plus an additional 848sqm of bare land that allows for a larger road frontage.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522635<br />

4 3 2 6<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)<br />

2pm, Wed 13 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930<br />

andrew.taylor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Sam Chamberlain 027 388 9409<br />

sam.chamberlain@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Kirwee 594 Homebush Road<br />

Exceptional lifestyle living on rare 2.5 acres<br />

Set on a rare and sought-after 2.5 acres of picturesque landscape, this home offers an unrivalled blend of<br />

sophistication, comfort and natural beauty. Step into the heart of elegance as you enter the expansive open-plan<br />

living area, adorned with a cathedral ceiling and exposed timber beams that create an atmosphere of grandeur.<br />

Timber accents continue in the gorgeous kitchen, complete with stone benchtops, quality appliances and a large<br />

scullery. Year-round comfort is assured with a log fire and ducted heating, with the added benefit of solar panels for<br />

keeping costs down. Further appeal is guaranteed with a separate laundry, attic storage, inbuilt speakers, a well and<br />

irrigation. With a paddock to house the sheep and chooks, veggie beds and fruit trees for green thumbs and plenty<br />

of garden for the kids to play amongst, this exquisite property really does offer the best of easy lifestyle living.<br />

4 1 2 2<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)<br />

4pm, Tue 19 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

View 3-3.30pm Sun 10 Dec or by appointment<br />

Nick Booth 027 3<strong>06</strong> 3186<br />

nick.booth@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522720<br />

bayleys.co.nz


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NEW LISTING<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

Leeston 357 Tramway Road<br />

Character living in the countryside<br />

Buyers wanting to embrace rural living in all its glory will be drawn to this 4.89 hectare lifestyle property offering<br />

living versatility in an idyllic setting just 10 minutes from Leeston. With its repainted 1930s double-level bungalow<br />

design, this home offers a modernised kitchen and bathroom, four bedrooms plus a sleepout. The living room opens<br />

to a sunny verandah which looks out to the lawn area. The vendors introduced numerous updates during their 14<br />

year tenure including refencing and planting of shelter. There is extensive shedding including a three-bay shed, fourbay<br />

shed x 2 and another three-bay utilising one bay as a granny flat. A raised vegetable garden, orchard, chook<br />

house and five fenced paddocks complete the package.<br />

4 2 1<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)<br />

2pm, Tue 5 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

Suzy McPherson 027 695 0519<br />

suzy.mcpherson@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522667<br />

NEW LISTING<br />

Rolleston 7 Lesser Close<br />

So much to love<br />

Upon entering, you'll be greeted by striking features that elevate this property to a league of its own. The high stud<br />

feature ceilings, solar-powered skylights, and engineered stone bench tops are just a few of the thoughtfully<br />

integrated elements. What sets this home apart is not just its aesthetics, but its practical innovations which include a<br />

custom-built dining table, attached to the breakfast bar, and a kiln fire on full wetback. The home's design reflects a<br />

keen understanding of the importance of natural light and warmth. The gorgeous bathrooms are a testament to the<br />

commitment to luxury and quality. Beyond the carpeted double garage lies a multi-purpose room, with its own<br />

ranch slider access, lending itself to be a teenager's retreat, a potential fourth bedroom, a 'work from home' space or<br />

even a gym. The property sits majestically at the head of a quiet cul-de-sac on a fabulous 848sqm section.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522471<br />

3 2 2 2<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)<br />

4pm, Tue 19 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

View 12-12.30pm Thu 7 Dec & Sun 10 Dec<br />

Sarah Booth 027 527 8258<br />

sarah.booth@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Nick Booth 027 3<strong>06</strong> 3186<br />

nick.booth@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz


17<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

Rolleston 3/1213 Main South Road<br />

King and country<br />

The site is certainly not without some challenges but for the creative and imaginative it presents as a very affordable<br />

solution and rare find. Perhaps you are looking for a storage solution, extra grazing, a piece of land to landbank or<br />

the perfect place to build your dream home.<br />

• Land area of approximately 4.33 hectares<br />

• Sole access from Justine Drive<br />

• Sought after location and fully fenced<br />

• Zoned for Weedons School, Broadfield School and Rolleston College<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522572<br />

4.3303 ha<br />

Deadline Sale (will not be sold prior)<br />

12pm, Mon 11 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

3 Deans Avenue, Chch<br />

Phone for viewing times<br />

Julia Ashmore-Smith 027 243 5543<br />

julia.ashmore@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

FINAL NOTICE<br />

Springston 380 Ellesmere Junction Road<br />

First time to market - unlock the potential<br />

Nestled in the seldom available enclave of Springston, this cherished family home is making its market debut,<br />

offering a golden opportunity for a fortunate buyer. Infused with countless happy memories, this property has been<br />

the heart of gatherings both large and small. Featuring three bedrooms, a recently renovated bathroom, a snug<br />

living room, a spacious kitchen/dining area, and a separate laundry, this residence is both practical and inviting.<br />

Immaculate and original, it eagerly awaits your personal touch. Step outside, and discover a garage, enclosed shed<br />

space, and workshop, providing abundant room for hobbies and storage. Envision transforming the once<br />

productive vegetable gardens into your private oasis and reviving the charming old chook house. The possibilities<br />

are limitless.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522670<br />

3 1 1 2<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)<br />

1pm, Thu 14 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

View Sun 12-12.30pm<br />

Urszula Bedggood 027 338 7889<br />

urszula.bedggood@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Haley Smith 027 341 3846<br />

haley.smith@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz


18<br />

Tai Tapu 386 Gebbies Pass Road<br />

Peaceful rural charm meets convenience<br />

Discover the tranquil allure of country living just a stones throw away from Tai Tapu. Welcome to 386 Gebbies Pass,<br />

where peaceful rural charm meets convenience with a mere ten-minute drive to Tai Tapu and only 30 minutes from<br />

Christchurch CBD. This idyllic three bedroom abode offers a serene escape from the bustle of city life. Each<br />

bedroom boasts ample space and convenient built in wardrobes, providing comfortable accommodation for you<br />

and your family. Warmth and comfort abound with a cozy log burner enhancing the ambience of this charming<br />

home. The layout offers a seamless flow, featuring a separate living area for added privacy and relaxation. The wellappointed<br />

kitchen with generous storage ensures functionality meets style.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522560<br />

3 1 1<br />

Deadline Sale (unless sold prior)<br />

2pm, Thu 14 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

Sam Chamberlain 027 388 9409<br />

sam.chamberlain@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Andrew Taylor 027 435 5930<br />

andrew.taylor@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

FINAL NOTICE<br />

Boundary lines are indicative only<br />

West Melton 981a Old West Coast Road<br />

Gold-stamped lifestyle luxury<br />

Celebrated with a Gold Award at the 2021 Registered Master Builders House of the Year, this residence is a<br />

masterpiece of modern design, unveiling everyday elegance. Extending from the home is a covered outdoor<br />

entertainment area, framing views of the Southern Alps. Designed with living ease in mind, the layout presents a<br />

cohesive string of living and dining areas, ensuring a smooth transition between indoor comfort and outdoor leisure.<br />

The grounds offer a heated inground swimming pool, vegetable gardens and an array of fruit trees. Situated just five<br />

minutes from West Melton, this secluded and sheltered 4-hectare lifestyle block comes complete with a three-bay<br />

barn-style shed, paddocks and its own well. This distinctive property has so much to offer.<br />

bayleys.co.nz/5522570<br />

4 3 2 2<br />

Auction (unless sold prior) 12pm, Thu 14 Dec <strong>2023</strong><br />

3 Deans Avenue, Chch<br />

Phone for viewing times<br />

Chris Jones 027 220 5043<br />

chris.jones@bayleys.co.nz<br />

Sam Sidey 027 346 3500<br />

sam.sidey@bayleys.co.nz<br />

WHALAN AND PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008<br />

bayleys.co.nz


Your guide to all things Real Estate<br />

in the <strong>Selwyn</strong> District<br />

Stability and steady growth in<br />

<strong>Selwyn</strong>’s Real Estate Market<br />

19<br />

The <strong>Selwyn</strong> real estate market is<br />

displaying signs of resilience and<br />

moderate growth, even with rising<br />

mortgage rates and economic<br />

uncertainty. Since the election, there<br />

has been a discernible uptick in<br />

open home numbers and general<br />

inquiries, indicating a positive<br />

trend in buyer interest. This upward<br />

trend is confirmed by Realestate.<br />

co.nz, who states, “The number of<br />

people searching on realestate.co.nz<br />

also increased by 7.0% compared<br />

to September and was up by 3.1%<br />

compared to the same time last year.”<br />

Chris Flanagan, General Manager<br />

of Bayleys Rolleston, advises that the<br />

general demand across the <strong>Selwyn</strong><br />

region remains robust, particularly<br />

in the lifestyle market and residential<br />

properties up to one million dollars.<br />

Notably, Rolleston has experienced<br />

several sales exceeding the milliondollar<br />

mark. He states that families, in<br />

particular, are showing a keen interest<br />

in taking the next step, whether<br />

moving into a larger residential<br />

property or investing in a lifestyle<br />

property. However, buyers’ concerns<br />

primarily revolve around potential<br />

interest rate hikes and increasing<br />

inflation, which could impact<br />

affordability and investment returns.<br />

While he advises there isn’t a<br />

significant surge in prices, the market<br />

remains stable without any drastic<br />

fluctuations. The average time on the<br />

market stands at 44 days over the past<br />

three months, indicating a reasonable<br />

pace of transactions. Working with a<br />

reputable agency ensures sellers will<br />

maximize their returns.<br />

Key median sale prices provided<br />

by Bayleys Rolleston over the past<br />

three months give insights into the<br />

market’s pe