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Thursday,<strong>December</strong>7,<strong>2023</strong> | Issue1<strong>07</strong>5 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Nesting groundsbecome party central<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Ashley­Rakahuri River’s endangered<br />

birds’ nesting grounds were<br />

transformed into party central by Crate<br />

Day revellers in 4WD vehicles last<br />

Saturday.<br />

Drivers ignored signs to stay away<br />

from the area, and created amassive<br />

disturbance for nesting birds, scattering<br />

them in all directions as they fled for<br />

safety.<br />

One driver drove his vehicle right into<br />

acolony.<br />

The vehicles began arriving en masse<br />

at the popular Okuku River bridge entry<br />

point, to the Ashley­Rakahuri River,<br />

early morning.<br />

They were met by rangers from the<br />

Department of Conservation (DOC)and<br />

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

handed out information about the<br />

nesting area and amap of the nesting<br />

sites.<br />

Police were also on hand to breath test<br />

drivers and educate the public on how to<br />

drive to the conditions.<br />

Many of the 4WD vehicles did not have<br />

number plates, which meant they were<br />

not legally allowed to drive on the road<br />

alongside the river because it is deemed<br />

apublic road.<br />

They could have faced fines of up to<br />

$200, but no fines were issued.<br />

Further along the river, Ashley­<br />

Rakahuri Rivercare Group (ARRG)<br />

volunteers reported the presence of<br />

between 150 and 200 4WD vehicles had<br />

created amassive disturbance for the<br />

nesting birds, sending them scattered in<br />

all directions.<br />

Under the Wildlife Act it is illegal to<br />

disturb or kill these birds and the<br />

maximum penalty is a$100,000fine and/<br />

or two years in prison.<br />

However the drivers spoken to<br />

seemed unaware of the penalty they<br />

could face.<br />

One young driver who said his name<br />

was Marcus Howorth, aged 17, from<br />

Christchurch, said it was his first year<br />

taking part the Crate Day party, which is<br />

held on the first Saturday of <strong>December</strong>,<br />

when participants set themselves the<br />

challenge of finishing acrate of 12 745ml<br />

beer bottles from noon until midnight.<br />

Crate Day queue ... Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> ranger, Chuck Dowdell, front, Department<br />

of Conservation ranger Lorna Luciani, and Senior Sergeant Stephen McDaniel, speaking<br />

with 4WD vehicle occupants near the Okuku River bridge, apopular entry point to the<br />

Ashley­Rakahuri River, last Saturday morning.<br />

PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Marcus was aware that the river was a<br />

nesting colony for endangered birds, but<br />

was unaware he could face aprison<br />

term for disturbing them during his<br />

Crate Day revelry under the Wildlife<br />

Act.<br />

Asked what he would say to someone<br />

who asked him not to go on the river at<br />

this time of year when then birds were<br />

nesting, he said he was confident the<br />

birds could be avoided. When told that<br />

would be impossible because the chicks<br />

were so small and camouflaged well, he<br />

said ‘‘ Iamgoing anyway.’’<br />

This attitude disappointed ARRG<br />

volunteers as well as the DOC and ECan<br />

rangers who have worked hard all year<br />

to help protect the endangered birds, to<br />

keep them from extinction.<br />

‘‘The time will come very soon when<br />

authorities will throw the book at the<br />

vehicle owners.<br />

‘‘They got awarning with police at the<br />

river entrance this year.<br />

‘‘They know they are in the wrong, that<br />

is why so many number plates were<br />

Brave stand ... Aprotester standing<br />

before arow of 4WD vehicles to try and<br />

protect the endangered birds nesting in the<br />

area during Crate Day revelry, near<br />

Rangiora, last Saturday.<br />

PHOTO: GRANT DAVEY, ASHLEY RAKAHURI RIVER CARE GROUP<br />

removed.<br />

‘‘It would be better for everyone, but<br />

especially for the environment, if they<br />

woke up and realised rivers aren’t<br />

vehicle playgrounds,’’ ARRG volunteer<br />

Judith Hughey said.<br />

It was also adisappointing day on the<br />

river for DOC supervisor Ronan Grew, of<br />

Rangiora.<br />

‘‘We work hard all year to protect<br />

these birds and these guys come along<br />

and wreck all that work in one day,’’ he<br />

said.<br />

‘‘Many of these birds along this river<br />

are taonga (treasure) by Māori. We all<br />

need to buy into the sense that these<br />

birds are special and unless we protect<br />

them they will be lost forever.’’<br />

He would like to see the Waimakariri<br />

District Council, DOC, ARRG, ECan,<br />

Forest and Bird and the local iwi join<br />

together to put astop to the annual Crate<br />

Day carnage along the Ashley­Rakahuri<br />

River.<br />

‘‘We need to all work together to form<br />

apowerful voice for these birds, to make<br />

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Op shop heart of the community<br />

A village op shop in the Hurunui District<br />

has abig heart for its community —and<br />

the planet.<br />

Waikari Op Shop operates from the<br />

Anglican church hall in Princes Street<br />

with grandiose views of the Southern<br />

Alps.<br />

There’s nothingshowy, however,<br />

about what you will discover inside —<br />

just plain country friendliness, free<br />

cuppas with cake on celebratory<br />

occasions, and any item you need to get<br />

through life’s challenges.<br />

Co­ordinator Brenda Murchison says<br />

the team has rallied many times to dress<br />

people for important occasions such as<br />

job interviews.<br />

Parents looking for affordable school<br />

uniforms, grandparents popping in to<br />

find more suitable clothingfor visiting<br />

grandchildren,and campers who have<br />

forgotten essentialkitchen utensils or<br />

havefinished their books, are other<br />

regulars.<br />

‘‘We opened in 2020 after the Covid<br />

lockdown becausewesaw areal need in<br />

the community for aplace for people to<br />

come to for company,’’ says Brenda.<br />

At the same time, the church was<br />

receiving aspike in calls from the<br />

community for items of clothing.<br />

Runentirely by volunteers, Waikari<br />

Op Shop is proud to put its proceeds<br />

back into the community.<br />

This year, monies raised have gone to<br />

along list of community organisations<br />

and facilities,from the MenzShed to the<br />

Community Vehicle Trust, school and<br />

foodbank.<br />

The op shop is also runningadrive to<br />

supply Pasifika women with new<br />

underwear through aRarotonga­based<br />

organisation.<br />

Three suitcases have already left for<br />

Rarotonga and the fourth is well on its<br />

way to being filled.<br />

It’s not just people who benefit,<br />

however.<br />

HurunuiDistrict Council’s Waste<br />

officer Nicole Hurunui says Hurunui op<br />

shops divert tons of waste from landfill<br />

every year.<br />

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options<br />

Supporting<br />

charity<br />

Dressing community ... Waikari Op Shop volunteer Michele Philp (left) and co­ordinator<br />

Brenda Murchison.<br />

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They aresupportedbycouncil’s Waste<br />

team, which providestips, advice and<br />

connections.<br />

‘‘It’s important to be respectful in<br />

what you give and to realise the burden<br />

on our op shops of disposing of<br />

unsuitable items that might be torn or<br />

stained,’’ says Nicole.<br />

Drop off items during opening hours<br />

and have achat to staffabout what is<br />

needed.<br />

‘‘If you wanttoexplore all of<br />

Hurunui’s op shops and make aday of it,<br />

have alook at council’s website at the<br />

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‘‘We want this to be ahappy place for<br />

our community, says Brenda.<br />

‘‘Supporting your local op shop is<br />

helping your community to grow and its<br />

agreat opportunity to meet people, have<br />

acup of tea and ayarn, and lots of<br />

laughs.’’<br />

Hurunui Mayor and Waikari local<br />

Marie Black agrees.<br />

‘‘The op shop is more than that —it’s<br />

abrilliant people connector, not only for<br />

those who pop in but for all our<br />

organisations working on the ground,<br />

and they have given so much back to the<br />

community.’’<br />

Local business spreads Christmas cheer<br />

Inthe spirit of giving backtothe<br />

community it lives and works in, Kaiapoibased<br />

excavations specialists SES<br />

Contracting hasorganised aChristmas<br />

gift collection for the children and young<br />

people of youth mentoring charity, Big<br />

Brothers Big Sisters of <strong>North</strong><br />

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

Jess Teika of SES Contracting says as<br />

part of the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> community,<br />

thecompany really wanted to be able to<br />

give backand help contribute where<br />

needed.<br />

‘‘Not only do we work here, but we live<br />

here along with our threechildren.<br />

‘‘The Big Brothers Big Sisters<br />

programme is an amazing cause that<br />

supports so many children and families,<br />

and if we are able to help in some way<br />

bring asmile to aface­that’s the best<br />

Christmas gift.’’<br />

Well known for its work across<br />

Waimakariri and Hurunui, Big Brothers<br />

Big Sisters, identifies young people in<br />

need of amentor and an extra friend, and<br />

matches them with safe and trusted adult<br />

role models.<br />

For one hour, onceaweek, ‘Bigs’ and<br />

‘Littles’ spend one­on­one time together,<br />

sharing hobbiesand interests, helping to<br />

build positive relationships that are<br />

critical to childhood development.<br />

In response to this SES Contracting’s<br />

heartwarming initiative, Big Brothers<br />

Big Sisters of <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> manager<br />

Ellie Le Gros says with so many<br />

struggling, particularly at this time of the<br />

year, it ‘‘warms our hearts knowing there<br />

are people like Jessand herhusband<br />

Adrian who are thinking about what they<br />

can do to help others’’.<br />

‘‘We couldn't do the work we do without<br />

the generosity of our supporters, and for<br />

the third year in arow SES Contracting<br />

has donated Christmas gifts for all of the<br />

children in our programme.<br />

‘‘We are so grateful for their ongoing<br />

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NC after care still in limbo<br />

By DAVIDHILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Alack of after hours healthcarein<strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>isnocloser to being resolved.<br />

With the promised after hours facility at<br />

the Rangiora Health Hub not expected to<br />

open until 2025, Te Whatu Ora Health New<br />

Zealand advised apublic meeting in<br />

Rangiora in April it had asked local GPs to<br />

come up with an interim plan.<br />

But seven months on, Te Whatu Ora<br />

Waitaha <strong>Canterbury</strong> group manager,office<br />

of the regional wayfinder, Greg Hamilton<br />

said ‘‘conversations are continuing’’.<br />

‘‘We are continuing to work with the key<br />

parties involved in the new practice and<br />

Hato Hone St John, exploring options for<br />

after­hours provision locally that could be<br />

operational before the new facility opens.’’<br />

Waimakariri residents accessing after<br />

hours medical services in Christchurch<br />

had increased by 17 percent since 2019, Te<br />

Whatu Ora advised the April meeting,<br />

which had been called by Waimakariri MP<br />

Matt Doocey.<br />

The Ministry of Health entered into an<br />

agreement with South Link Health Group<br />

in 2021, following apetition calling for<br />

after hours health care being presented to<br />

the former <strong>Canterbury</strong>District Health<br />

Board (CDHB) two years earlier.<br />

South Link Health Group, which is a<br />

network of 26 medical practises, is<br />

responsible for funding and constructing<br />

the new facility.<br />

It will include full radiology services<br />

(ultrasound, CT and MRI scans), GP<br />

services, apharmacy, and urgent after<br />

hours healthcare.<br />

Aresource consent was granted by the<br />

Waimakariri District Council in<br />

November last year.<br />

Aspokesperson for South Link Health<br />

Group said abuilding consent was ready to<br />

be presented and it was seeking tenders by<br />

the end of January.<br />

Work on the site is expected to begin in<br />

March, with the new Rangiora Medical<br />

Centre on track to open in the first half of<br />

Concept design ... An artist’s impression of the proposed Rangiora Medical Centre, which<br />

will provide after hours, urgent care.<br />

IMAGE: SUPPLIED BY SOUTH LINK HEALTH GROUP<br />

2025.<br />

The spokesperson said staff recruitment<br />

continued to be ‘‘a major challenge’’.<br />

Mr Doocey said he was frustrated the<br />

building consent has not yet been lodged,<br />

and is calling for clearer communication<br />

from Health NZ.<br />

‘‘This is yet another example of this<br />

project dragging further out, and all the<br />

while the growing community of<br />

Waimakariri is left more confused, and<br />

without fit­for­purpose health services.<br />

‘‘Let’s be clear, residents in Waimakariri<br />

have been promised afacility and have<br />

patiently waited for long enough now.’’<br />

Limited after hours healthcare is<br />

available at Durham Health, Rangiora,<br />

and the Amberley Medical Centre over the<br />

weekend, and at local pharmacies.<br />

Residents can ring 111 in an emergency,<br />

contact their GP to speak to atriage nurse,<br />

call Healthline 0800 611116 for free advice<br />

from anurse, or arrange online video<br />

consultations with adoctor (for acharge).<br />

The after hours triage service is delivered<br />

by Whakarongarou and operates in <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, with access to aStJohn<br />

paramedic if aface to face assessment is<br />

required.<br />

The service has been expanded to include<br />

Oxford, Amberley and aged care facilities.<br />

Anew rural after hours service, Ka Ora<br />

Telecare, offers phone or video<br />

consultations with adoctor.<br />

Go to kaora.co.nz/app/services/subservices/3.<br />

The Pegasus 24 Hour Surgery in<br />

Christchurch is also available.<br />

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No Maori wards in NC ahead of elections<br />

By DAVID HILL<br />

No Māori wards will be established for the<br />

2025 local government elections in <strong>North</strong><br />

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

The Waimakariri District Council joined<br />

with its neighboursinHurunui and<br />

Kaikōura in voting against establishing a<br />

Māori ward at acouncil meeting on<br />

Tuesday, <strong>December</strong> 5.<br />

Mayor Dan Gordon said he had met with<br />

representatives from Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri<br />

Rūnanga, which supported the motion to<br />

oppose establishing a Māori ward.<br />

He said the council remained committed<br />

to working in partnership with the<br />

rūnanga.<br />

‘‘Our relationship with Ngāi Tūāhuriri is<br />

very important to us and we have longstanding<br />

connections with them.’’<br />

Areport prepared by the council’s<br />

governance manager, Sarah Nichols, found<br />

the number of people on the Māori roll of<br />

2880 did not reach the threshold for aseat<br />

around the council table alongside the 10<br />

existing councillors and the mayor.<br />

With atotal population of 68,980, Ms<br />

Nichols said there would need to be 3450<br />

people on the Māori roll to reach the<br />

threshold, unless adecision was made to<br />

increase the number of elected members to<br />

12 plus the mayor.<br />

Arepresentation review would need to<br />

be conducted next year if the council<br />

wanted to consider increasing the number<br />

councillors, but this had not been budgeted<br />

for.<br />

Cr Al Blackie said there was no appetite<br />

to increase the number of councillors.<br />

The council voted unanimously against<br />

establishing a Māori ward for the 2025 local<br />

government election.<br />

Afull representation review will be<br />

conducted ahead of the 2028 election.<br />

The Hurunui District Council voted<br />

against establishing a Māori ward at its<br />

September council meeting after<br />

consulting with Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri<br />

Rūnanga and Te Rūnanga oKaikōura.<br />

The following month the Kaikōura<br />

District Council resolved to not establish a<br />

Māori ward based on feedback from Te<br />

Rūnanga oKaikōura.<br />

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The event, which was held in<br />

Rangiora’s Good Street Plaza last<br />

Saturday afternoon, was organised by<br />

Rangiora’s Sam Fisher to help the shops,<br />

which he said needed community support<br />

having experienced atough time during<br />

and since the Covid­19 pandemic.<br />

‘‘Rangiora has eight opportunity shops<br />

which is possibly the highest New<br />

Zealand ratio of goodwill shops to<br />

population,’’ he said.<br />

‘‘This show is being held to let these<br />

fantastic shops shine and show the<br />

community what they have for sale.’’<br />

The show, which was opened by<br />

Rangiora­Ashley Community Board<br />

chairman Jim Gerard, was also held to<br />

encourage everyone to think about how to<br />

avoid waste by repairing, upcycling and<br />

shopping second hand.<br />

Rangiora funeral director, Geoffrey<br />

Hall, sporting an op­shop outfit, was MC<br />

for the fashionshow.<br />

All profits from the event, which<br />

included an auction of individually<br />

curated items from the opportunity shops,<br />

will go back to the shops that took part in<br />

the event.<br />

The auction was conducted by Rangiora<br />

real estate agent and Rangiora­Ashley<br />

Community Board deputy chairperson<br />

Kirstyn Barnett, and included awhite<br />

Crown Lynn swan from the Rangiora<br />

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Fashion fun ... Foster Holton­Jeffreys, from Rangiora, modelling an outfit from the Nurse<br />

Maude Hospice shop in Rangiora, at the Fabulous Rangiora Op Shop Fashion Show.<br />

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LakesideatPegasus<br />

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Anew multi­purposeCommunity Centre<br />

on Pegasus Main Street has been<br />

endorsed by the Waimakariri District<br />

Council and the Woodend­Sefton<br />

Community Board.<br />

The proposal allows for land purchase,<br />

and the construction of a400 square<br />

metre facility by mid­2026.<br />

It includes provisions for acar park, a<br />

future building extension, as well as a<br />

potential passive youth space.<br />

General Manager, community and<br />

recreation Chris Brown says staff engaged<br />

with the Pegasus community earlier this<br />

year to find out the preferred location for<br />

the new facility.<br />

Amajority of locals opted for the<br />

lakeside option after considering two<br />

sites —the Waitaki Reserve owned by<br />

council and land accessed from Pegasus<br />

Main Street owned by the Templeton<br />

Group.<br />

Amajority of locals opted for the<br />

lakeside option.<br />

The council allocated funding of $4.7<br />

million in the 2021/31 Long Term Plan for<br />

the Pegasus area, after looking the future<br />

need for community facilities in the<br />

Pegasus/<strong>North</strong> Woodend area.<br />

The Templeton Group, who own the<br />

Pegasus Main Street site, had originally<br />

proposed to independently build the<br />

community centre on behalf of council,<br />

however it is now actively partnering with<br />

council to develop it, with council buying<br />

the land outright and building the centre.<br />

‘‘We still have some work to do around<br />

the purchaseofthe land, and will need to<br />

sign off the final purchasebefore work<br />

can begin on design,’’Chris says.<br />

‘‘We will also be touching base with the<br />

communityinthe coming months on<br />

possible youth space concepts to make<br />

sure whatever we build is fit for purpose,<br />

appropriate for the space, and endorsed<br />

Community centre ... General Manager,<br />

community and recreation Chris Brown on<br />

the site where the Pegasus Community<br />

Centre will sit.<br />

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by local young people’’.<br />

Council leases the Pegasus Community<br />

Centre on Tahuna Street, and the Pegasus<br />

Residents Association has been<br />

successfully managing and operating this<br />

centre since 2017.<br />

The lease for this property is due to<br />

expire in June 2025.<br />

The Centre is widely used by avariety of<br />

groups and people from the community,<br />

and it’s expected that anew facility will<br />

bring agreater variety of users.<br />

The Woodend/ Pegasus area is expected<br />

to grow to acommunity of over 12,000<br />

residents by 2048.<br />

Community<br />

reserves<br />

Hurunui District Councils Corporate<br />

Planner Maria Edgar is encouraged at<br />

the ideas put forward by Hurunui's<br />

communities, who have been shaping<br />

their future plan for their reserves.<br />

Residents suggestions are to help<br />

update the general policies in the<br />

Reserves Management Plan to dictate<br />

how reserves are utilised and<br />

managed in the district.<br />

‘‘Thank you to everyone who<br />

provided us with feedback. We have<br />

received some great suggestions.<br />

‘‘Now that we have received your<br />

feedback, an updated draft Reserves<br />

Management Plan will be prepared,’’<br />

Ms Edgar says.<br />

Suggested updates include<br />

providing for planting with natives for<br />

carbon credits, utilising species<br />

resilient to climate change, providing<br />

for information boards on reserves<br />

about their characteristics and history,<br />

utilising native flora to mitigate<br />

erosion, improving accessibility of<br />

reserves, walkways and playgrounds<br />

for people with diverse needs, and<br />

broadening the scope of the policies to<br />

allow for unique attractions on<br />

reserves, such as awater garden and<br />

dog parks.<br />

Council’s chief strategy and<br />

community officer Judith Batchelor<br />

says an updated Reserves<br />

Management Plan will return to the<br />

community for formal submissions on<br />

the content of the draft plan. This will<br />

be publicly notified in 2024.<br />

‘‘We last reviewed our Reserves<br />

Management Plan over 12 years ago, so<br />

this feedback is very valuable to us.’’<br />

Feedback on the general polices<br />

closed on Thursday, November 16.<br />

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OPINION<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Mayor Marie Black<br />

Understanding the<br />

value of biodiversity<br />

Aspecial part of living in ourdistrict<br />

is understanding aboutthe potential<br />

biodiversity values or moreabout the<br />

native species which already live<br />

here.<br />

Unfortunately, some biodiversity<br />

potential is set to decline with our<br />

rivers becoming increasingly<br />

infestedwith willows,broom and<br />

lupins.<br />

Native forest and scrubwhich has<br />

recovered since the 1980’s is now<br />

going backwards because of the<br />

increasing numbers of feral pigs,<br />

deer and we see Old Man’s Beard<br />

continuing to spread rapidly.<br />

The Hurunui Biodiversity Trust<br />

has released its Hurunui<br />

Biodiversity Zones of Action Project<br />

(HuBZAP) which is an information<br />

resource to provide astarting point<br />

for working out what to do with<br />

biodiversity on afarm, or in an area<br />

or locality when agroup of people<br />

would like to work on aproject<br />

together.<br />

This resource is available to<br />

anyone to use.<br />

You can work out:<br />

What biodiversity is likely to be<br />

there?<br />

What could be established?<br />

What are the challenges and<br />

opportunities to makethings better?<br />

To have achance to assess your<br />

part of our district the resource gives<br />

you an opportunity to get onboard<br />

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The HuBZAPgives us the<br />

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are busy and just want to get an idea<br />

of their property and its biodiversity<br />

potential, and to make sure they are<br />

doing the right thingatabasic level<br />

and build from there, and for many<br />

properties there are things that can<br />

be done to create abetter outcome<br />

which can fit into an existing farm<br />

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Trust, land care or environmental<br />

groups and most importantly private<br />

landowners can be brought together<br />

to facilitate this process.<br />

The Hurunui Biodiversity website<br />

is somewhere that you can go, and do<br />

some of your own research and find<br />

out about the vast amount of local<br />

knowledge available, and make<br />

changes where you can.<br />

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NC Mayorsback $10.8bcall<br />

fortransportinfrastructure<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>’s mayors are backing<br />

the call for a$10.8 billion investment<br />

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

infrastructure.<br />

The <strong>Canterbury</strong> Regional Transport<br />

Committee has approved the draft<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong> Land Transport Plan for<br />

consultation.<br />

The draft plan emphasised the<br />

proposed Woodend Bypass and a<br />

second Ashburton bridge as key<br />

projects.<br />

The projects would double transport<br />

investment in the region over the next<br />

decade if adopted.<br />

Committee chairperson Cr Peter<br />

Scott said a$4.6 billion contribution<br />

from central Government was needed to<br />

fund the projects.<br />

The committee comprises of the<br />

region’s mayors, along with<br />

Environment <strong>Canterbury</strong> and Waka<br />

Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency<br />

representatives.<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon said<br />

the Woodend Bypass, the replacement<br />

Skew Bridge in west Kaiapoi and an<br />

eastern Rangiora link road were key<br />

projects for his district.<br />

‘‘These are core infrastructure<br />

projects that are long overdue for a<br />

growth district like ours and ones we’ve<br />

been advocating strongly for over<br />

several years. We look forward to<br />

partnering with the new Government on<br />

these and other roading projects.’’<br />

Hurunui Mayor Marie Blackand<br />

Kaikōura Mayor Craig Mackle both said<br />

they backed the draft plan as the key<br />

projects would benefit the entire South<br />

Island.<br />

‘‘I have supported Dan on the<br />

Woodend Bypass because it has<br />

benefits for our district in quicker<br />

access to Christchurch,’’ Mrs Black said.<br />

‘‘All of these projects show the<br />

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benefits of working in collaboration<br />

with neighbouring mayors across the<br />

region.’’<br />

Cr Scott, who also chairs Environment<br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>, said the proposed step­up<br />

in funding, if approved would kick in<br />

from July next year.<br />

‘‘This draft plan outlines how we’d<br />

like to invest in future transport<br />

solutions for <strong>Canterbury</strong>, while also<br />

providing ongoing stewardship to our<br />

existing transport network.<br />

‘‘A lot depends on the incoming<br />

government and whether they’ll change<br />

the Government PolicyStatement for<br />

Land Transport, whichincludes<br />

provisions for asecond Ashburton<br />

bridge and the Woodend Bypass.’’<br />

Transport budgets are made up<br />

council funding, directCrown funding,<br />

and the National Land Transport Fund,<br />

which includes road user charges and<br />

fuel taxes.<br />

New Transport Minister Simeon<br />

Brown visited Woodend during the<br />

election campaign and indicated a<br />

National­led Government would<br />

commit to building the Woodend Bypass<br />

and asecond Ashburton bridge. Other<br />

projects include Greater Christchurch<br />

public transport upgrades, the Conway<br />

River bridge upgrade in the Hurunui<br />

district and aproposed Rangiora<br />

western link road.<br />

Public interest journalism funded<br />

through New Zealand on Air.<br />

Call for Government to eliminate smoking in New Zealand<br />

By SHELLEYTOPP<br />

ARangiora GP is calling for the<br />

Government to work towards the<br />

goal of eliminating smoking from<br />

the New Zealand population.<br />

The call from Dr Bevan Rogers,<br />

of Southside Health, came after<br />

the coalition Government<br />

announced last week it would<br />

repeal New Zealand’s<br />

groundbreaking smokefree<br />

legislation to fund tax cuts.<br />

‘‘Weaning the populationoff<br />

cigarette smoking isthe single<br />

most important move that will<br />

improve the health of New<br />

Zealanders,’’DrRogerssaid.<br />

‘‘There has been impressive<br />

progressmade, and the rate of<br />

smoking tobacco is alot lower<br />

than it used to be, and the<br />

improvement in the health of my<br />

patients is obvious.’’<br />

However, vaping, especially<br />

among young people, was now a<br />

huge concern.<br />

‘‘The proliferation of vaping<br />

among the young people of New<br />

Zealand is ahealth disaster,’’ he<br />

says.<br />

‘‘The extent of the health harm<br />

done to our youth is yet to be fully<br />

assessed, but allowing so many<br />

young people to become addicted<br />

to nicotine is an absolute<br />

disgrace.<br />

‘‘The new Government needs<br />

to make radical changes to the<br />

rules, and enforcement of the<br />

rules, around the supply of<br />

vaping in our community. We do<br />

not need avape store in every<br />

suburb.’’<br />

The proliferation of outlets and<br />

marketing of vaping was an<br />

example of what can happen<br />

when an addictive drug is made<br />

legal, he says.<br />

‘‘We are lucky that we voted<br />

against legalising marijuana, as I<br />

am sure asimilar thing would<br />

have happened if marijuana was<br />

legal.’’<br />

Anationwide petition ‘‘Put our<br />

people over profit, stop the<br />

repeal of smokefree legislation’’<br />

established by the National<br />

Māori Public Health<br />

Organisation/ Hāpai Te Hauora,<br />

is calling for the Government to<br />

scrap the smokefree legislation<br />

repeal, has attracted almost<br />

25,000 signatures to date.<br />

Cancer Society <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>issupporting the<br />

petition. Community engagement<br />

manager,Gabrielle O’Connell<br />

says they encourage <strong>North</strong><br />

<strong>Canterbury</strong>people to sign it.<br />

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RANGIORA


NORTH CANTERBURY SPORT &RECREATION TRUST<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Increasing demand at MainPower Stadium<br />

MainPower Stadium in Rangiora, run by the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Sport and Recreation Trust, aims to promote and facilitate healthy sport and<br />

recreational opportunities for everyone in the community. It is <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>'s biggest sports venue and includes sports courts, conference<br />

rooms, afitness centre and health providers.<br />

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Demand for facilities at Rangiora's<br />

MainPower Stadium, is increasing.<br />

Local, regional and national sports<br />

clubs, organisations and community<br />

groups, are booking space, and the<br />

fitness centre is also proving popular at<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong>'s largest indoor sports<br />

facility which was built by the<br />

Waimakariri District Council and<br />

opened in August 2021.<br />

On average there is 40,000 people per<br />

month through the door of the facility,<br />

with fitness centre users averaging about<br />

13,000 visits per month.<br />

Users can range from acouple of<br />

people shooting basketball hoops, or a<br />

group having acasual game of pickleball,<br />

to walking netball, teams enjoying<br />

national tournaments or regional and<br />

international netballers using it to train.<br />

Tony Kean, marketing &facility<br />

maintenance manager and Caroline<br />

Whittaker, community engagement<br />

manager, say the conference rooms are<br />

also getting busier with avariety of users,<br />

with the flexibility to provide larger or<br />

smaller meeting and conference spaces<br />

to suit different groups.<br />

Caroline says court space for 2024 is<br />

already filling up with bookings from<br />

regular users and major events.<br />

To help with this growth two additional<br />

grandstands of 82 seats are being added<br />

to cater for larger audiences in the<br />

courts, in particular for the Tactix<br />

netball team which will play two games<br />

at the Stadium this season.<br />

The first is scheduled for May 19, and<br />

the second in July 14, both of which will<br />

be televised.<br />

‘‘They love playing here because of the<br />

atmosphere created with the crowd so<br />

close to the side lines.<br />

‘‘While venue capacity is only 1000<br />

people they tell us the vibecreated in a<br />

smaller space has apositive effect on the<br />

players,’’ Caroline says.<br />

The Alpine Classic national cheer<br />

leading competition is also returning in<br />

2024, after filling the stadiuminOctober<br />

this year in just the second year of<br />

holding this event.<br />

‘‘This competition is growing fast.<br />

Empire Athletics, which run the event,<br />

love the venue and atmosphere it<br />

creates, and it is so handy to their base in<br />

Southbrook.’’<br />

Korfball tournaments are also<br />

becoming popular with return visits<br />

booked, while futsal is also enjoying the<br />

facility, with aregional home and way<br />

series centred around it.<br />

NewZealand Futsal will hold its<br />

summer home series at the stadium<br />

which will be live streamed.<br />

The under 20 (was under 19), National<br />

Basketball Tournament returns in June,<br />

Kings Birthday weekend, next year for<br />

the weekend of May 31 to June 3, and in<br />

Futsall ... NZ Futsall is holding its summer<br />

home series at MainPower Stadium, which<br />

will be live streamed.<br />

September <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Basketball<br />

will host the New Zealand schools<br />

tournament.<br />

Pickleball is now the third most<br />

popular sport at the stadium, behind<br />

netball and basketball.<br />

‘‘It’s massive overseas, and is now<br />

really taking off here,’’ says Tony.<br />

‘‘Were regularly filling all our<br />

pickleball courts to overflowing at our<br />

open rec­play sessions, and more and<br />

more people are hiring courts to play<br />

socially on evening and weekends.’’<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Sport &<br />

Recreation Trust has also started a<br />

lunchtime league on Thursdays which<br />

has attracted up to 18, mostly corporate,<br />

teams each week.<br />

MainPower Stadium will be running its<br />

own invitational Pickleball Tournament<br />

in April, with <strong>Canterbury</strong> Pickleball<br />

looking at running aNational<br />

tournament in November.<br />

The MainPower Stadium courts will<br />

have their first maintenance sanding<br />

over the New Year break, which<br />

provides an ideal opportunity to add new<br />

lines for those sports that are in demand.<br />

This will include eight proper<br />

pickleball courts and key markings for a<br />

second full size futsal court.<br />

‘‘With atotal of 14 pickleball courts<br />

across all four of the stadiums courts<br />

we’ll have more flexibility to both grow<br />

and to work in with other users so we can<br />

make best use of the space available.<br />

‘‘The key markings for futsal will<br />

Pickleball ... Players in action at MainPower Stadium.<br />

Tactix return ... The Tactix will play two games at the Stadium this season.<br />

reduce time taken for taping the second<br />

court for larger tournaments,’’ says Tony.<br />

Tony and Caroline say one of the<br />

biggest positive comments they get from<br />

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Starting work ... Mel Eaton, aparent helper from the Ashgrove School in Rangiora,<br />

prepares the school’s tree at the annual <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> Soroptimists Christmas Tree<br />

Festival.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Xmas tree festival<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Christmas trees adorned in glitter, fake<br />

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made decorations are on show at the<br />

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Mary Harris, ateam member of the<br />

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She says anew eco­recycled category<br />

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The festive season welcomed<br />

ByJOHN COSGROVE<br />

Santa Claus atop his sleigh was the<br />

highlight for those attending the Kaiapoi<br />

Toyota Santa Parade and Carnival last<br />

Saturday.<br />

Alarge crowd filled Williams Street in<br />

Kaiapoi as 70 floats, cars —classic and<br />

modern —large trucks, fire engines,<br />

bands, gymnasts, schools and volunteer<br />

groups, plus the Grinch, Marvel<br />

characters, street entertainers and<br />

Pokemon all paraded before Santa<br />

himself made his appearance.<br />

The Lions Foundation Kaiapoi<br />

Christmas Carnival and the Wilsons<br />

Traffic Management Kaiapoi Street<br />

Market heldbefore the parade were<br />

packed with shoppers and children as<br />

families sought to find some early<br />

Christmas presents.<br />

Kaiapoi Promotions Association (KPA)<br />

chairperson Janine Duke says the parade<br />

was very exciting to be part of.<br />

‘‘We had such awonderful day, it is<br />

good to see the parade and carnival<br />

getting bigger and better every year.<br />

‘‘This year it again drew alarge crowd<br />

of visitors to Kaiapoi.<br />

‘‘I can’t even put anumber on just how<br />

many attended, so one of our goals for<br />

next year is to figure out how to record<br />

just how many people attend the carnival<br />

and parade.’’<br />

To achieve this, she says they are<br />

considering commissioning asurvey to<br />

see how many, why and where are people<br />

coming from.<br />

‘‘Overall I’m very pleased with how the<br />

carnival and parade went.<br />

‘‘It was due to agreat number of people<br />

Here comes Santa Claus ... The man of the moment Santa arrives on his sleigh during the<br />

Kaiapoi Toyota Santa Parade. More photos page 37.<br />

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helping us out, and all those entering the<br />

parade.<br />

‘‘Everyoneseems to appear at the right<br />

time to help us out, which we are very<br />

grateful for.’’<br />

She says it has been very encouraging to<br />

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parade and carnival.<br />

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attractions.<br />

‘‘I have to thank the sponsors,the<br />

schools, all the businesses and<br />

individuals who took part and made it the<br />

highlight of the whole carnival.’’<br />

KPA event coordinator Tracy Inwood<br />

said she loved the carnival and parade.<br />

‘‘It was an amazing event. I’m lost for<br />

words, as the parade was phenomenal.’’<br />

New chair<br />

for Kaiapoi<br />

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is Kaiapoi Promotion Association’s<br />

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She says as alocal Kaiapoi<br />

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challenges faced by local businesses.<br />

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‘‘It’s wonderful watching the town<br />

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people all the time.<br />

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our crown and it’s fantastic to see<br />

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taking place on the River Queen and<br />

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of supplies serving more than 500 people<br />

would be required under the Health<br />

(Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Act<br />

2021.<br />

The Waimakariri, Hurunui and<br />

Kaikōura District Councils complied<br />

with arequesttoprovide information on<br />

the costs and timeframesfor introducing<br />

fluoridation at the time.<br />

None of the three <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong><br />

councils have been issued directives.<br />

AKaikōura District Council<br />

spokesperson said fluoridation would<br />

only apply to the Kaikōura urban supply,<br />

as the other schemesserved less than<br />

250 people each.<br />

‘‘We have signalled that this is not<br />

budgetedfor and we would require<br />

capital funding from the Ministry of<br />

Health, as the effect on rates would be<br />

significant.’’<br />

Hurunui District Council chief<br />

executive Hamish Dobbie said the<br />

council had not discussedthe issue nor<br />

formed aview on fluoridation.<br />

Waimakariri District Council utilities<br />

and roading general manager Gerard<br />

Cleary said the council received the<br />

occasional enquiry about fluoridation,<br />

but it did not appear to be abig issue for<br />

residents.<br />

‘‘It does get raised occasionally and<br />

often people get confused between<br />

fluoride and chlorine.<br />

‘‘We have done some work to<br />

understand how much it would cost and<br />

we have provided that information to the<br />

Ministry of Health, but we haven’t had<br />

any instructions.<br />

‘‘If we did get an instruction to do it,<br />

we would have aconversation with the<br />

community.’’<br />

In the meantime, the council is<br />

pressing ahead with plans to introduce<br />

ultra violet treatment of its water<br />

supplies, in line with the New Zealand<br />

Drinking Water Standards.<br />

The council was also chlorinating all<br />

of its water supplies in line with<br />

instructions from water regulator<br />

Taumata Arowai.<br />

Last month Taumata Arowai declined<br />

the first of six applications from the<br />

council for exemptions from<br />

chlorinating the district’s six urban<br />

water supplies.<br />

Mr Cleary said the council was<br />

continuing to work with the regulator ‘‘to<br />

determine apath forward where our<br />

drinking water can be chlorine­free’’.<br />

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By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Aproposed hot pools site on the Kaikōura<br />

waterfront could be set for expansion.<br />

The Kaikōura District Council has<br />

agreed to publicly notify arequest from<br />

Kaikōura Springs Ltd to expand its<br />

proposed hot pools site on the Esplanade<br />

to 3000 square metres.<br />

Alease was granted to Kaikōura Springs<br />

Ltd last year to occupy 2400 square metres<br />

of reserve land, while it developed a<br />

proposal for ahot pools, spa and wellness<br />

centre on the site of the former Kaikōura<br />

Lions Community Pool, whichwas<br />

destroyed in the 2016 earthquake.<br />

Areport from chief executive Will<br />

Doughty to arecent council meeting says<br />

the company has completed afeasibility<br />

study and developed acultural narrative<br />

with Te Rūnanga oKaikōura, since the<br />

lease was granted.<br />

Kaikōura Springs Ltd had also run an<br />

architectural design competition to<br />

develop aconcept design.<br />

‘‘This work has highlighted an<br />

increasing market confidence and positive<br />

market demand for the development,’’ Mr<br />

Doughty said in the report.<br />

In the proposal some of the original 2400<br />

square metres would be taken back to<br />

include in the council’s link pathway.<br />

An additional area of 934 square metres<br />

would be added to the project site to<br />

extend it to 3000 square metres.<br />

The report says community facilities,<br />

including atoilet and shower block,<br />

playground and barbecue area, would<br />

need to be relocated at the developer’s<br />

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DECEMBER<strong>2023</strong><br />

HDC NEWS...<br />

What's happening Hurunui?<br />

THOUGHTS ONSPEED?<br />

Soon we’ll be releasing our draft Speed Management Plan (SMP) <strong>2023</strong>/2027. Here inthe Hurunui District, as your<br />

Council westrive tomake our roads safer for everyone. Hurunui District’s diverse landscape takes usfrom the<br />

ocean to the mountains, sowehave arange of communities with amix of road safety needs. To make this SMP<br />

as relevant aspossible, weneed to hear from you. To get you started, your feedback could bealong the topics of<br />

speed zones on rural roads orurban areas (think about the local roads you live on) or where you think the highrisk<br />

areas are onour network. Feedback isinvited via email, online oronpaper atyour local library/service<br />

centre. Closes 5pm, Sunday <strong>December</strong> 17. https://www.hurunui.govt.nz/have-your-say/consultations ‘Help us<br />

draft up Hurunui's Speed Management Plan.’<br />

RECYCLING REVIEW FOR <strong>2023</strong><br />

All that hard work pays off. Afew cans here, afew plastic bottles there. The recycling tonnages to date for <strong>2023</strong><br />

are looking good, thank you to everyone for your hard work. Below are just some ofthe amounts recycled from<br />

Hurunui.<br />

Glass bottles: 566 tonne<br />

Textiles: 7tonne<br />

Scrap metal: 171 tonne<br />

Recycled via EcoSort (card, paper, cans, plastic bottles, plastic containers): 351 tonne<br />

Household batteries: 740kg<br />

Green waste: 211 tonne<br />

Engine oil: 6,700 litres<br />

Average monthly contamination: 1.02%, the last 5months in arow has been under 1%<br />

Mulch sales: Since January, 270 scoops and 34 sacks<br />

Wine bottle lids for Kidney Kids: More than 20 sacks sent to Amberley Lions for Christchurch Kidney Society<br />

Help us draft upthe Speed Management Plan by providing<br />

feedback onwhat you think about our road speeds.<br />

PROJECT UPDATES<br />

Upgrading a1.5km water line on the Waiau rural scheme<br />

feeding the Mt Highfield reservoirs.<br />

WAIAU RURAL SCHEME<br />

Upgrading a1.5km water line onthe Waiau rural scheme feeding the MtHighfield reservoirs is happening at the<br />

moment. The new pipe installed is90mm polyethylene, replacing undersized and old pipe which was installed in<br />

the 1970's. This work was budgeted into the 2021/31 Long Term Plan.<br />

KOWAI WATER TREATMENT PLANT<br />

We have commenced with the build of the first of the two 1.5KL new reservoirs at Kowai Water Treatment Plant.<br />

Construction to date has involved building the top ring then jacking up and installing the next ring, and so on, until<br />

all five levels are complete. The roof for the first reservoir will beinstalled inJanuary. Construction for the second<br />

reservoir will happen in the new year, the roof will go on at the end of February. This work is part ofthe Council's<br />

Long Term Plan 2021/31.<br />

HURUNUI 1<br />

Hurunui No1 intake upgrade isprogressing along nicely. The 1million-litre reservoir tank is now complete. The<br />

concrete floor for the treatment shed has been poured. Agood percentage of the pipework has been installed<br />

along with the electrical and communication duct work. Next steps are toget the building water-tight before the<br />

Christmas break, and mark out and pour the remaining support slabs.<br />

LOO WITH AVIEW<br />

A new toilet block has just opened at St Anne's Lagoon. It was partly funded by the government's Tourism<br />

Infrastructure Fund (TIF). Two other toilet facilities partly funded by TIF are in Greta Valley and Rotherham.<br />

REWI ALLEY’S 126TH ANNIVERSARY<br />

The 126th anniversary since the birth of Rewi Alley was celebrated last Friday in Amberley. His father was the<br />

principal of Amberley School, which used tobesituated in Chamberlain Park. The creek running through the park<br />

was afavourite play spot for Alley asayoung boy. In1926, as ayoung adult Alley moved to China where he<br />

stayed for 60 years. His grandson Michael Duan spoke toAmberley School pupils on Friday about his<br />

grandfather’s fondness for the <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> town. In 2015 Hurunui District signed asister-district relationship<br />

with Changping in Beijing, based on the values of education and tourism opportunity. In2016 acity-relationship<br />

was signed with Honghu City in Hubei Province, based on the life and works ofRewi Alley.<br />

Apparently, in 1642 Abel Tasman's crew enjoyed the first Christmas dinner inNew Zealand –freshly killed pork from the<br />

ship's menagerie washed down with 'extra rations of wine'. In 1769 James Cook's crew marked the occasion by feasting on<br />

'Goose pye' (made with gannet).<br />

Meetings<br />

4 Hurunui Youth Council meeting 6.30pm (Venue:<br />

Council Chambers, Amberley)<br />

5 Audit &Risk Committee 9.30am (Venue: Council<br />

Chambers, Amberley)<br />

6 Performance Review Subcommittee 1.00pm<br />

(Venue: Councillors’ Lounge, Council Building,<br />

Amberley) (Public Excluded)<br />

6 Water Liaison Committee 7.30pm (Venue: Waikari<br />

Hall)<br />

7 Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa<br />

Management Committee 9.00am (Venue: Hanmer<br />

Springs Thermal Pools Boardroom)<br />

7 Hurunui Tourism Board 1.00pm (Venue: Hanmer<br />

Springs Thermal Pools Boardroom)<br />

11 Hanmer Springs Community Board 1.00pm<br />

(Venue: The Gallery, Hanmer Springs Library)<br />

13 South Ward Committee 7.00pm (Venue: Council<br />

Chambers, Amberley)<br />

14 Glenmark Community Committee 7.30pm (Venue:<br />

Omihi Hall)<br />

19 Council meeting 9.30am (Venue: Council<br />

Chambers, Amberley)<br />

In brief<br />

Christmas Wishing Tree<br />

Leave a Christmas gift under our Hurunui Christmas<br />

Wishing Trees to brighten the season for another.<br />

Drop off your wrapped gift at our main Amberley office<br />

and also at any of our district service centres and<br />

libraries. The last day for drop off is Monday 11<br />

<strong>December</strong>, except for the Amberley office, where you<br />

can drop off gifts until Thursday 14 <strong>December</strong>. Please<br />

label the gifts clearly with appropriate age and gender.<br />

Please, no perishable gifts or any with small parts.<br />

Gifts will be distributed at the Community Christmas<br />

Lunch and also via the three Hurunui food banks.<br />

South Ward councillor appointment<br />

The South Ward committee has recently appointed<br />

Robert Thompson as a member, representing<br />

Amberley Beach Residents Association.<br />

Swiming Pool fence checks<br />

It is swimming pool fence inspection season at the<br />

moment. Thank you to everyone who has met the<br />

regulations, it all helps for a smooth run into the<br />

festive season. We will continue to make contact into<br />

the New Year.<br />

Youth inEmergency Services<br />

Congratulations to our Youth in Emergency Services<br />

graduates who have just completed three months of<br />

volunteering inthe community as part oftheir Youth in<br />

Emergency Services Camp. You've showcased your<br />

passion, leadership and commitment to your<br />

community.<br />

Christmas present making workshop<br />

Join Hurunui Youth and make your own Christmas<br />

presents this month. Monday <strong>December</strong> 18, 10am-<br />

1pm, ages 12- 24. Register at<br />

www.hurunui.govt.nz/xmas,<br />

or ring/text Kim, 027 1800 2929.<br />

Summer reading<br />

The Friends of the Hurunui District Libraries Inc are<br />

selling paper bags of books for $5 at the Amberley<br />

Library. Finishes January 312024.<br />

PHONE US:<br />

Amberley: 03 314 8816.<br />

Cheviot Freephone: 03 319 8812.<br />

Amuri &Hanmer Springs Freephone: 03 315 8400.<br />

info@hurunui.govt.nz<br />

www.hurunui.govt.nz<br />

Hurunui District Council


NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

15<br />

Woodycalling time at Arthur Burke Waikari<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

It’s been abig change from working<br />

with points and carbs to now fixing<br />

cars with 30 computers in them.<br />

Just two months shy of 46 years of<br />

employment at Arthur Burke Waikari,<br />

garage manager Brian (Woody)Wood is<br />

retiring.<br />

He is stepping aside after his four<br />

and ahalf decades of service to the<br />

business and the community in the<br />

small <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> rural<br />

township.<br />

‘‘Over the years Ihave worked on the<br />

cars of many people's grandparents,<br />

parents and now I’m working on their<br />

sons and daughters vehicles.’’<br />

Well known for working for Burke’s,<br />

Woody is also the chief of the Waikari<br />

Volunteer Fire Brigade.<br />

His love for the Hurunui began when<br />

he shifted to Hawarden in 1974 and<br />

then Waikari from Christchurch as a<br />

teenager with his father.<br />

Initially, he felt he might not like the<br />

place, but he ended up staying and<br />

making his life there.<br />

He’s married to Terri, the township<br />

postie, and has two adult children and<br />

one ‘‘lovely granddaughter’’ who he<br />

loves looking after.<br />

After attending Hawarden High<br />

School, Woody began afour­year­long<br />

apprenticeship as an automotive<br />

mechanic with Burke’s on February 8,<br />

1978.<br />

He earned $51 for a40­hour week<br />

and still has his first payslip.<br />

‘‘I was always working on cars and<br />

lawn mower engines at home, pulling<br />

them apart and fixing them up.’’<br />

He says Arthur Burke Waikari was a<br />

smaller workshop back then, but<br />

Calling time ... The retiring Arthur Burke Waikari garage manager Brian (Woody) Wood,<br />

right), with his successor Brian (Stevie) Stevenson.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Waikari itself was much bigger.<br />

‘‘We had more shops, two groceries, a<br />

butcher and four businesses that<br />

dispensed fuel, plus there was a<br />

Hurunui District Council office and<br />

yard and the banks visited twice a<br />

week.<br />

‘‘Sadly they have all gone now.’’<br />

When he first started work he says<br />

making the journey into Christchurch<br />

was amission.<br />

‘‘I drove either an Austin A50 or a<br />

Morris 8and you had to plan your<br />

journey because it would take all daythere<br />

and back.<br />

‘‘It was abig trip then –now it's just<br />

adash down the road to catch agame or<br />

visit arestaurant.’’<br />

He says in the 70s and 80s they used<br />

to get afew cars calling into the garage<br />

with their engines overheating or<br />

sufferingfrom other mechanical<br />

problems.<br />

‘‘But today cars are pretty reliable<br />

and if anything does go wrong we just<br />

plug them into acomputer to see<br />

what’s wrong with them.’’<br />

He started on British and Australian<br />

Holden cars.<br />

He has enjoyed his employment at<br />

Arthur Burke, and had ‘‘many good<br />

bosses’’.<br />

He is avolunteer fireman at the<br />

Waikari Volunteer Fire Brigade for 41<br />

years.<br />

‘‘I wanted to help out in my<br />

community.’’<br />

Initially, he says it was just fighting<br />

scrub and property fires in the district<br />

with the odd motor vehicle accident.<br />

Now Fire and Emergency NZ has<br />

them turning out to help at purple calls<br />

(medical events).<br />

Woody says he often personally<br />

knows the family living on the site the<br />

call out is to.<br />

Woody says he is looking forward to<br />

several projects he has planned in his<br />

retirement, and to enjoying fishing at<br />

Lake Sumner.<br />

Arthur Burke Ltd general manager<br />

Craig Schroder says Brian (Stevie)<br />

Stevenson will be taking over as<br />

manager.<br />

‘‘He has done 32 years with us<br />

already so we will still have plenty of<br />

experience and afamiliar face running<br />

our branch in Waikari.’’<br />

Stevie grew up nearby Scargill and<br />

also went to Hawarden High School.<br />

He started at Burke’s in <strong>December</strong><br />

1991 as an apprentice automotive<br />

mechanic and is also the deputy chief<br />

at the Waikari Volunteer Fire Brigade.<br />

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SUMMER GARDENING<br />

<strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

<strong>December</strong> necessities inyour garden<br />

Rachel Vogan cues the key tasks<br />

for abusy month in the garden.<br />

Life in the garden this month can be as<br />

active or as relaxing as you want.<br />

<strong>December</strong> can be abusy month with<br />

social activities and the madness that<br />

Christmas brings, along with the end­ofyear<br />

catch­ups. Don’t panic if parts of<br />

the garden get neglected this month.<br />

With alittle careful planning –<br />

especially with the use of thick mulch<br />

layers –your garden should tickalong<br />

nicely.<br />

Edibles<br />

New spuds will be on the menu this<br />

month –plants indicate they are ready to<br />

harvestbyflowering or when the main<br />

stems begin wilting.<br />

Late­season potatoes can be planted<br />

now; often, these can go into the ground<br />

where the new potatoes havebeen<br />

growing. Sow another batchofsweet<br />

corn seed to extend the harvest season.<br />

If the vegetable garden is full, plant a<br />

few in the flower garden or in large tubs<br />

and containers.<br />

Nip off laterals on tomatoes. Cover<br />

strawberrieswith netting to keep the<br />

birds away from ripening fruit.<br />

Mulch<br />

When you do not have alot of time to<br />

spend on your garden, addinglayers of<br />

mulch can be alifeline.<br />

Mulch helps to retain moisture in the<br />

soil by reducingevaporation (meaning it<br />

needs less watering), which is especially<br />

important during hot and dry days.<br />

Mulch is also amazing at reducing<br />

weed growth by blocking sunlight from<br />

reaching weed seeds, whichprevents<br />

them from germination.<br />

It also helps the soil retain nutrients<br />

by preventing them from being washed<br />

away in excessive rain.<br />

As mulch decomposes and rots down,<br />

it adds organic matter to the soil that<br />

feeds all the worms and increases soil<br />

fertility.<br />

There are many different types of<br />

mulch available, including bark, wood<br />

ships and straw. Mulched leaves and<br />

stems can be used, but avoid layers of<br />

grass clippings.<br />

Indoor plants<br />

Time to dust off the leaves of your<br />

favourite plant babies indoors. Over<br />

time, layers of residual house dust settle<br />

on the foliage, limiting the plant’sability<br />

to clean the air in your home and<br />

slowing down their growth rate.<br />

Using asoft cloth or aleaf glove, gently<br />

removethe surface dust. Aquick rinse<br />

under the shower does wonders for<br />

them too. Alittle leaf shine or oil will<br />

complete the freshen­up.<br />

The brilliant red poinsettia will be<br />

putting on ashow this month. To keep<br />

poinsettias at their best, do not place<br />

them in direct sunlight, and water once<br />

the soil has dried out as they loathe wet<br />

feet.<br />

Lavender<br />

The first flush of flowers will be nearly<br />

over on French lavenders now<br />

(Lavandula stoechas).<br />

To keep the plants fresh and to trigger<br />

anew flush of flowers, lightly prune to<br />

removethe old flowerheads.Ahaircut<br />

now also helps prevent the plants from<br />

getting woody and floppy. It readily<br />

roots from stem cuttings, so put those<br />

trimmings to use by making afew free<br />

plants.<br />

Remember, lavender loves full son<br />

and good drainage.Dried lavender is<br />

the most wonderful room deodoriser –<br />

simply dry and crush the leaves.<br />

MakeaChristmas wreath<br />

Have you ever tried making your own<br />

wreath? Pre­made circles and blocks<br />

are widely available;many are filled<br />

with oasis (floral foam) and ready to go.<br />

Or, considermaking your own wreath<br />

by twisting pliable stems of gum, willow<br />

or dogwood into acircle, then adorn<br />

with flowers,gum nuts, little pine cones,<br />

shells, fragrant foliage (life rosemary,<br />

bay or lavender) and perhaps candles.<br />

Lilies<br />

The first seasonal lilies will be in bloom<br />

this month. When picking stems, leave a<br />

reasonable amount of stem in the<br />

ground as it will continue to provide<br />

food and nourishment to the bulb below,<br />

and it reminds you of where they are<br />

planted too.<br />

Ideally, pick once the buds have<br />

fattened up and they are showing alittle<br />

colour. When the flower buds are tight<br />

and very dark green, they rarely open<br />

once picked.<br />

When picking, remove the lower<br />

leaves so here is no foliage below the<br />

water line of the vase and change the<br />

water every few days to extend the life of<br />

the lilies.<br />

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Seasons’seatings from your edible garden<br />

Rachel Vogan offers advice for keeping on top of the edible garden and<br />

fruit patch this month.<br />

Summer is such an abundant time of the<br />

year. Many crops planted in spring will be<br />

maturing now, adding alot of variety to<br />

mealtime. With the warmer weather,<br />

crops burst into life. Cauliflower that have<br />

been seemingly sitting still for months will<br />

suddenly develop fat juicy heads.<br />

Radishes can double in size from one<br />

week to the next. Zucchini will begin<br />

pumping out armloads of produce, and<br />

leafy salad greens should be astaple in<br />

many homes.<br />

Plant tomatoes<br />

It’s your last chance to get tomato plants in<br />

the ground this month. Remember,<br />

tomatoes require all­day sun to ensure a<br />

decent crop. Less sun will equal asmaller<br />

harvest.<br />

Growth will be active now, with fruit<br />

forming and, in some cases, the first fruit<br />

may be ripening, especially on cherry<br />

tomatoes. Tie stems to stakes or strings on<br />

aregular basis to support the plant. Keep<br />

an eye out for whitefly and greenfly as both<br />

can cause real problems if left<br />

uncontrolled.<br />

Aim to water deeply once every few<br />

days, rather than asplash every day. The<br />

aim with deep watering is to encourage<br />

the plant to push its roots deeper into the<br />

cooler soil to search for water.<br />

If growing tomatoes inside, make sure<br />

there is good ventilation, both for air<br />

movement and to aid in pollination.<br />

Remove laterals as they appear –these are<br />

the side branches that appear from stems<br />

–asthey do not produce much fruit and<br />

take alot of energy from the plant.<br />

Basil<br />

While many plants may already be in the<br />

ground or in pots, <strong>December</strong> is one of the<br />

best months to plant basil as the<br />

temperatures are consistently warm and it<br />

thrives once the temperatures are warmer<br />

and stable.<br />

Outside, choose ahot, sunny position.<br />

When planting in the ground, give the soil<br />

aboost by adding compost or manure.<br />

Allow 20cm between plants where<br />

possible. Basil likes plenty of air<br />

movement so avoid cramming too many<br />

plants into asmall spot.<br />

When growing basil in pots, use the best<br />

potting mix you can –itenjoys afertile soil<br />

Strawberries ... Ripening on aregular<br />

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or potting mix.<br />

Pinch the tips out to encourage more<br />

leafy growth and limit flowering. Once<br />

plants start flowering, little new leaf<br />

growth appears.<br />

Harvest Broad Beans<br />

These wee fatties will be ripe for the<br />

picking now. Pick the pods once they are<br />

finger­sized. Once the pods get larger, the<br />

beans become tougher and slightly<br />

astringent and take more cooking to<br />

soften.<br />

Regular harvesting triggers the plant to<br />

produce more flowers and pods. The<br />

beans freeze well once taken out of the<br />

pod. Podded beans can also be dried for<br />

later use. Once the plants are finished, the<br />

stems are awonderful addition to compost<br />

bins. Chop the stems up and add to<br />

compost or dig back into the soil to rot<br />

down.<br />

Peas<br />

Keep picking to keep these ticking along.<br />

Over the next couple of months, as the<br />

weather warms, growth on podding peas<br />

and snow peas does slow down. Therefore,<br />

make the most of the last cooler month of<br />

growth. Peas do not like hot temperatures.<br />

To maximise growth this month, pick ripe<br />

pods as soon as they appear,and add some<br />

sheep pellets or something quick­acting to<br />

boost lacking soils and force the plant to<br />

produce more flowers and peas before the<br />

intense heat of late January and February<br />

grinds things to ahalt.<br />

Save seed of some peas to use as seed for<br />

the next season’s crops.<br />

Cauliflower and Broccoli<br />

These heading brassicas can surge into<br />

life over the hot months. For plants that<br />

have been in the ground for quite some<br />

time, heads may appear quickly, which<br />

can come as asurprise if the plants have<br />

been sitting still for afew months.<br />

This is very common with cauliflower –<br />

one day there is no sign of one and aweek<br />

or so later alarge head is sitting there. It<br />

can be achallenge to manage utilising all<br />

the produce if it matures at the same time.<br />

Do pick the heads once they are ready as<br />

they will not hold well in the garden and<br />

will more than likely blow open and<br />

discolour. Look for ways to cook or store<br />

the produce for later. Both crops freeze<br />

well.<br />

Rhubarb<br />

Over summer with regular harvesting, you<br />

can expect to be eating sweet juicy stems<br />

of leggy and prolific rhubarb right through<br />

until the end of autumn.<br />

Regular harvesting promotes new stems<br />

and growth. Keep the water up to plants<br />

and add layers or organic matter or wellrotted<br />

manure to the ground around the<br />

crowns. Rhubarb is aheavy feeder and<br />

loves layers of organic mulch, especially<br />

manure. Remove any seedheads as soon<br />

as they appear.<br />

Rhubarb is an easy and reliable crop to<br />

grow in apot or acontainer. Harvest it as<br />

close to use as possible, as it doesn’t store<br />

that well in the fridge. Once Ipick mine, I<br />

leave it sitting in abucket of water until I<br />

use it. Stems can be cut into chunks and<br />

frozen.<br />

Strawberries<br />

Strawberries will be ripening on aregular<br />

basis. To keep them flourishing, give the<br />

plants adrench of liquid food once or<br />

twice amonth. Strawberries respond<br />

particularly well to this. Remove side<br />

runners as they suck energy from the<br />

parent plant, which slows down flower<br />

formation.<br />

At present, the aim is to encourage the<br />

plant to produce more flowers, not leafy<br />

growth. Add more layers of straw if<br />

required to help maintain soil moisture<br />

and keep the fruit free from dirt.<br />

Nurture Kūmara<br />

Kūmara is being more widely grown all<br />

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should have been done in early spring.<br />

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start the development of the tubers below<br />

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Cucumbers<br />

Growth will ramp up this month.<br />

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Seaweed fertilisers work well, or try<br />

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ground. Water plants regularly throughout<br />

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Passion Fruit<br />

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and sucks all the sap out of the leaves. Tie<br />

up the long tendrils as they grow; lower<br />

leaves can be removed at the same time. If<br />

the leaves are yellowing, the plant could<br />

be hungry, so apply ageneral plant food or<br />

something like tomato or strawberry<br />

fertiliser to perk up the plant. Water<br />

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Wishing you avery Merry Christmas and aHappy New Year<br />

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LIVE LINES<br />

Issue 223 <strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

Aerial Insights -Using drones to improve safety and<br />

efficiency atMainPower.<br />

MainPower is currently testing drone technology for visual<br />

inspections of power lines and infrastructure.This innovative<br />

approach promises increased safety, efficiency, and minimises<br />

disruption for customers.<br />

Network Field Operators from MainPower have been trained to<br />

use the specialist equipment to assist with fault finding and asset<br />

inspections. Drones can only be flown within ‘line of sight’ ofthe<br />

operator, capturing photos and video footage of power lines and<br />

poles.<br />

Drone operators will beoperating under Civil Aviation Authority’s<br />

Part 101 which dictates the rules for flying unmanned aircrafts in<br />

New Zealand. MainPower’s current protocol for traditional asset<br />

inspections still applies to the use of drones. Network Field Operators<br />

will continue to gain permission from landowners before flying over<br />

their property. Following an inspection, the landowner can ask to view<br />

any captured content.<br />

Key benefits ofour drone inspection<br />

programme include:<br />

• Improved Safety: Drones enable remote inspections of power<br />

lines, poles, transformers, and other critical infrastructure,<br />

reducing the need for field workers to climb assets or use<br />

machinery to complete inspections.<br />

• Efficiency: Drone inspections are quicker than manual<br />

inspections.This leads to reduced time spent on customer<br />

properties, faster response to potential issues, and improved<br />

reliability for our customers.<br />

• Improved diagnosis tools: As well ashigh-definition imagery<br />

and video, the drones record heat signatures from assets.This<br />

will enable MainPower to detect potential issues earlier and<br />

schedule necessary maintenance that could prevent power<br />

outages.<br />

We are excited to embrace this technology and leverage the potential<br />

it holds for our network. Byintroducing drone inspections, weare<br />

continuing our commitment to provide safer, more efficient, and<br />

sustainable energy solutions to our customers.<br />

The programme will betrialled in rural areas ofthe network at the<br />

end of the <strong>2023</strong>. If successful, itwill berolled out widely in 2024.<br />

For more information about MainPower’s use of drone technology in<br />

electrical line inspections, please visit our website<br />

www.mainpower.co.nz/network-safety/drones<br />

MainPower holiday closure<br />

Happy Holidays!<br />

MainPower will beclosed from 12 noon Thursday<br />

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We will still be attending faults during this period.<br />

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we are doing in your community,<br />

head to our website.<br />

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RANGIORA SANTA PARADE &PARTY IN THE PARK<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

Christmas celebrations in Rga<br />

Over 40 floats, ranging from amonster<br />

truck to the jolly man himself, Santa<br />

Claus, will ply the streets of Rangiora on<br />

Sunday, <strong>December</strong> 10.<br />

The parade, welcoming Santa to the<br />

town, starts at 2pm, but Rangiora’s<br />

festive celebrations will begin with a<br />

Christmas Party in the Park, at 12 noon.<br />

Rangiora Toyota is the principal<br />

sponsor of the parade which starts from<br />

the corner of Church and High Streets<br />

and travels down High Street, turning<br />

right on to Victoria Street, into Queen<br />

Street, stopping just past Victoria Park.<br />

Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon will<br />

judge the floats before the parade starts<br />

and the winner will be announced at the<br />

McAlpines Mitre 10 MEGA Rangiora<br />

Christmas Party in Victoria Park, after<br />

the parade.<br />

Compass FM will be on four route<br />

point chatting to the crowd and giving<br />

information on the floats as they pass by.<br />

The Party in the Park, at which Blair<br />

Holland will be the Master of<br />

Ceremonies, ends at 4pm.<br />

The four hours of fun will include<br />

bouncy castles, lawn games, and<br />

Christmas cookie decorating and more<br />

for children.<br />

Coffee, ice cream and food vendors will<br />

all be on site, along with market stalls<br />

offering agreat array of choices for<br />

Christmas presents and more.<br />

Santa will also visit, along with<br />

Superman.<br />

Children are encouraged to take a<br />

letter along for Santa to drop in to the<br />

<strong>North</strong> Pole mail sack.<br />

Music will fill the air with Funky Hot<br />

Mamas, and Phil Doublet entertaining,<br />

along with songs from local singers as<br />

well.<br />

It is afree event but adonation at the<br />

gate would be gratefully received.<br />

Karen Dugdale, the event organiser<br />

says Rangiora Promotions is incredibly<br />

grateful for the continued support of<br />

Rangiora Toyota and McAlpines Mitre 10<br />

MEGA Rangiora.<br />

‘‘These Christmas events are such a<br />

privilege to organise andrun as they<br />

bring the community together.<br />

‘‘It's heartwarming to see the delight in<br />

children's eyes along the parade route as<br />

it brings back memories of the wonder<br />

and excitement of Christmas as achild,’’<br />

she says.<br />

The event’s Gold sponsors are:<br />

Specsavers Rangiora, Mike Pero<br />

Rangiora Real Estate &Mortgages, and<br />

Treetech Specialist Treecare.<br />

Signal Traffic Management has offered<br />

its traffic management skills free of<br />

charge to support the local and wider<br />

community for the Rangiora Toyota<br />

Santa Parade.<br />

Karen says Rangiora Promotions is<br />

grateful for the support of Compass FM,<br />

Rangiora Promotions. and also funding<br />

bodies Kiwi Gaming Foundation and<br />

Aotearoa Gaming Trust, the Waimakariri<br />

District Council for financial support of<br />

The main attraction ... Santa Claus waves to part of the large crowd which packed into<br />

High Street at aprevious Rangiora Toyota Santa Parade.<br />

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the parade, and its Bronze Sponsors, Life<br />

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with key supporters Horton Signs and<br />

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‘‘We have an amazing group of<br />

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businesses and organisations who are<br />

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‘‘We could not do these events without<br />

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YES Camp an amazing journey<br />

Brandon Johnson never<br />

thought he would be fighting<br />

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The 18­year­old Hurunui<br />

College head student is one of<br />

16 young people from Hurunui<br />

who graduated last week from<br />

the Youth in Emergency<br />

Services (YES) <strong>2023</strong><br />

programme.<br />

The graduation ceremony,<br />

held in Hurunui Council’s<br />

Chambers, underlined three<br />

months of volunteering with an<br />

emergency service following<br />

the successful YES Camp held<br />

in July for Hurunui youth aged<br />

16­19.<br />

‘‘It’s been an amazing<br />

journey,’’ Brandon says.<br />

‘‘I’ve gained lots of different<br />

experiences and skills, from<br />

using fire hoses and<br />

extinguishers to helping our<br />

community through installing<br />

fire alarms.’’<br />

Brandon volunteered with<br />

Fire and Emergency NZ<br />

(FENZ) in Amberley.<br />

Its his first taste of<br />

volunteering and he is looking<br />

forward to continuing with the<br />

brigade. With his hobbies all<br />

outdoor stuff, like hiking and<br />

target shooting, the wellbeing<br />

benefits of volunteering came<br />

as asurprise.<br />

‘‘Previously, Iwasn’t social<br />

with the community, and I<br />

actually felt stronger and<br />

better helping out, which I<br />

didn’t expect.’’<br />

Callum Alexander, group<br />

operations manager at Hato<br />

Hone St John, says<br />

volunteering worldwide is<br />

increasingly becoming aluxury<br />

YES success... Programme graduates and representatives from participating emergency services,<br />

with Hurunui Mayor Marie Black at the YES Camp graduation ceremony.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

item that people didn’t have<br />

time for.<br />

‘‘Volunteering is going<br />

through atough time<br />

worldwide, and is less and less<br />

in the forefront of peoples<br />

thoughts —and here are some<br />

amazing young people who are<br />

giving back to their community.<br />

Hurunui Youth Councillor<br />

Sam Bush was instrumental in<br />

making YES Camp <strong>2023</strong><br />

happen after afive­year hiatus<br />

due to Covid and funding cuts,<br />

taking on the portfolio and alot<br />

of the planning.<br />

Along­term volunteer with<br />

FENZ in Waiau, he has<br />

attended arange of calls from<br />

fighting scrub fires, and<br />

attending medical events and<br />

motor vehicle crashes.<br />

‘I’ve met many great people<br />

and volunteering has been an<br />

opportunity to give back to a<br />

community who gives so much<br />

to help out when times are<br />

tough.’’<br />

The awards were presented<br />

by Hurunui Mayor Marie<br />

Black, who acknowledged the<br />

graduates individual and<br />

collective successes.<br />

‘‘You stepped into aplace<br />

where you felt internally<br />

challenged.<br />

‘‘Increasing your community<br />

connection, acquiring anew<br />

range of skills, increasing your<br />

confidence, self­esteem and<br />

being motivated for civic<br />

participation, these are<br />

qualities of leadership that will<br />

support you in the future.<br />

Hurunui Youth Council<br />

Chair Millie­Jane McIlraith,<br />

who was Camp Mother at YES<br />

Camp, said the youth council<br />

had contributed funding<br />

towards making the camp<br />

possible. Attending the camp<br />

gave her an understanding of<br />

its value.<br />

‘‘We talk alot about the<br />

future generation and how<br />

they will bring forward change.<br />

‘‘Attending YES Camp, I<br />

have no doubt this generation<br />

will bring about abright<br />

future’’.<br />

NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

31<br />

Rich culture<br />

adrawcard<br />

in Hurunui<br />

for migrants<br />

Hurunui continues to be adrawcard<br />

for migrants, with 28 new citizens<br />

celebrated at citizenship awards held<br />

at the Waipara Pavilion last week.<br />

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there has been asteady rise in<br />

numbers over the years in people from<br />

all parts of the globe who are choosing<br />

to make their home in Hurunui.<br />

‘‘Hurunui offers wonderful lifestyle<br />

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of rural New Zealand.<br />

‘‘With the district’s vineyards,<br />

tourism and bustling townships,<br />

Hurunui offers alife where work and<br />

home are close together,’’ Mrs Black<br />

says.<br />

Historically, Hurunui was an<br />

important travelling route for both<br />

Māori and pakeha, and its location is<br />

still significant today, she says.<br />

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journey away, and is situated at the<br />

heart of the 450km Alpine Pacific<br />

touring route.<br />

WOCSS Richard Murray of the<br />

Royal New Zealand Navy and<br />

council’s chief executive Hamish<br />

Dobbie joined Mrs Black to present<br />

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NEWS<br />

The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

33<br />

Arugby ball signed by the late rugby<br />

legend Sir Colin Meads will be auctioned<br />

as afundraiser for the Waimakariri Public<br />

Arts Trust (WPAT).<br />

The long forgotten rugby ball was found<br />

recently by aWPAT trustee, Judith Hoult,<br />

in storage at her Rangiora home.<br />

The ball was donated during fundraising<br />

activities for Rangiora’s Dudley Park<br />

Aquatic Centre which was opened in<br />

February2010.<br />

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committee, said the ball was intended to<br />

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who took part in the many duathlons held<br />

in Dudley Park to help raise the $3 million<br />

the Rangiora community had been asked<br />

to contribute towards the $9.7 million<br />

swimming pool complex.<br />

However, somehow, the child’s­size<br />

rugby ball signed by the man whobecame<br />

known as ‘‘Pinetree’’ Meads, because of his<br />

imposing presence on the rugby field, was<br />

overlooked during prize giving ceremonies<br />

at the duathlon fundraisers.<br />

Judith said she was surprised to find the<br />

rugby ball had been overlooked, but<br />

thought it could be put to good use for a<br />

new cause as afundraiser for the WPAT.<br />

The trust was established two years ago<br />

by the Waimakariri District Council to<br />

increase public art, sculptures and murals<br />

in the region.<br />

WPAT trustees hope the rugby ball<br />

signed by Colin Meads, ayear before he<br />

was knighted in 2009 for his services to<br />

rugby, will be their next fundraiser and<br />

intend putting it on Trade Me to be<br />

auctioned.<br />

Ashley Rugby Football Club president<br />

Murray Goodwin says he was sure there<br />

would be ‘‘quite abit of interest’’ in the<br />

rugby ball.<br />

The trust recently held its first Braided<br />

Art Exhibition fundraiser in the foyer of<br />

the council's Rangiora service centre.<br />

Help needed to fill gaps<br />

The unit historian at Rangiora’s No.88<br />

(District of Waimakariri) Squadron, Air<br />

Training Corps (ATC) is asking for the<br />

public’s help filling gaps in previous<br />

ATC's history.<br />

Hamish Cook says during his research<br />

into past ATC Units which have<br />

significance to the Waimakariri unit, he<br />

came across three units previously<br />

based in the district, and some names<br />

associated with them.<br />

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more about these units —No. 37<br />

Rangiora Squadron (H.P Thompson, H.<br />

AFoster), No. 51 Kaiapoi Squadron (E.T<br />

Shore, T.E Rowlands) and No. 22 Oxford<br />

Squadron (H.P Thompson).<br />

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years, with evidence pointing to at least<br />

two of these existing into the 1950s,<br />

Hamish says. With the kind help of the<br />

district museums and the Air Force<br />

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small snippets of information, however I<br />

continue to search for more to aid me in<br />

my endeavour.’’<br />

Hamish is particularly interested in<br />

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sized parade in Rangiora’s Victoria Park<br />

on March 5,1944. ‘‘I would be most<br />

grateful if people with any information<br />

or photographs could write to me at<br />

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Now open ... Oxford Lions president, Phil Bay, and Daniel Heath cut the ribbon officially<br />

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PHOTO:SUPPLIED<br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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The <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> <strong>News</strong>, <strong>December</strong> 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Concentration ... Waimakariri Mayor, Dan Gordon eyes up the ball, watched by Kaiapoi<br />

Croquet Club president, Geoff Russell.<br />

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By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Waimakariri District Mayor Dan Gordon<br />

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recently to direct the situation at play.<br />

He was one of several from the council<br />

enjoying some introductory games at the<br />

Kaiapoi Croquet Club’s 120­year­old<br />

grounds.<br />

The club hosted the event, along with<br />

atraditional afternoon tea, as it<br />

prepares to upstakes and move to its new<br />

home at the Kaiapoi Community Hub.<br />

New lawns are being constructed and<br />

prepared on former red zone land in<br />

Courtenay Drive, allowing the club to<br />

move from Murphy Park.<br />

The club has enjoyed its time at the<br />

park, but their lawns were damaged by<br />

earthquakes, and become increasingly<br />

flood prone from the nearby Kaiapoi<br />

River over the years.<br />

Foundation for life<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Literacy and numeracy are the<br />

foundations for life, says Kaikōura High<br />

School presiding member John Wyatt.<br />

Mr Wyatt welcomed the new<br />

Government’s focus on literacy and<br />

numeracy and hoped it would be<br />

accompanied by resourcing.<br />

The new Coalition Government has said<br />

it will introduce arequirement for one<br />

hour aday of reading, writing and maths.<br />

‘‘Our performance as acountry in recent<br />

years has been woeful,’’ Mr Wyatt said.<br />

‘‘My take is that schools need to focus on<br />

literacy and numeracy and we are already,<br />

but we need Government support.’’<br />

Mr Wyatt said literacy needed to start<br />

with parents from the ages of 3, 4and 5.<br />

‘‘Our tamariki should get to primary<br />

school being able to count to 10, write their<br />

own name and know of the letters of the<br />

alphabet.’’<br />

He said Kaikōura High School, which<br />

catered for students from year 7to13,<br />

offered literacy and numeracy<br />

programmes designed to embed those<br />

skills into all subjects.<br />

Kaiapoi <strong>North</strong> School principal and<br />

New Zealand Principals Federation vicepresident<br />

Jason Miles said most schools<br />

were teaching an hour aday of reading,<br />

writing and maths, but needed support<br />

with professional development. He said<br />

steps had been taken in recent years to<br />

improve literacy and numeracy results.<br />

In 2018, Kaiapoi <strong>North</strong> School decided<br />

to upskill its teachers to teach structured<br />

literacy, after researching best practice<br />

overseas.<br />

Mr Miles said structured literacy gave<br />

children astructured and phonic (sound)<br />

based approach ‘‘for foundation literacy<br />

skills’’.<br />

It had led to a10percent improvement<br />

in reading across the school, with more<br />

children reading at the expected level.<br />

Incoming Education Minister Erica<br />

Stanford and outgoing Minister Jan Tinetti<br />

both visited the school last year to see the<br />

school’s approach first hand.<br />

Other <strong>North</strong> <strong>Canterbury</strong> schools have<br />

adopted structured literacy, while the<br />

Ministry of Education now offered<br />

resourcing for professional development<br />

and the University of <strong>Canterbury</strong> offered<br />

the better start literary approach training<br />

programme.<br />

Rangiora New Life School principal<br />

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school already had ‘‘a heavy focus’’ on<br />

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information on swimming pool, service centres<br />

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Construction to begin on<br />

Townsend Playground<br />

Work will begin this month on construction of anew<br />

playground at Townsend Road Reserve inRangiora.<br />

The works will take place between now and<br />

February 2024 and include:<br />

• Earthworks and surface preparation<br />

• Construction of footpaths and concrete areas<br />

• Installation of the playground equipment<br />

• Installation of street furniture and fence.<br />

The playground is expected to open in February<br />

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

open slide, smaller slide for younger children,<br />

swing set and separate nest swing, spinner,<br />

rockers, nature play area, flying fox and a<br />

formalised cycle /scooter loop path around the<br />

play space.<br />

Update: Oxford Urban and Rural No. 2<br />

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Investigations into the cause of water turbidity<br />

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have identified an issue with one of the bores at<br />

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The bore has been isolatedand we are undertaking<br />

investigation work on the bore, including removing<br />

thepumpaswell as CCTV inspecting theborecasing.<br />

We plan to redevelop the boretoensure it is less<br />

likely to experience turbidityissues in thefuture.<br />

This work is expected to continue for afurther<br />

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During this time, the boil water notice is intended<br />

to remain in place.<br />

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also have an after picture to show what is there today. The after<br />

photos have been taken by Museum member David Petrie.<br />

The calendars are on sale now and would make agreat Christmas<br />

gift. They are available at the Rangiora Barbers, near the council,<br />

and at the Museum on Wednesdays and Sundays, 1.30pm to 4pm, for<br />

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There is also aTeddy Bear display and other interesting exhibits<br />

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Tuesday Country<br />

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NC SPORT RESULTS<br />

Rangiora Bridge Club<br />

Grey Pairs: <strong>North</strong>/South: Sharyn Rudolph/DavidRainey 1, Warwick<br />

Wyatt/Janelle Crawley 2, Colleen Adam/Moody Shokry 3. East/West:<br />

Gaynor Hurford/Helen Paterson 1, Norm Shipley/Lesley Shipley 2,<br />

Margaret Barson/Virginia Ffitch 3.<br />

Summer Pairs: N/S: Jill Amer/Pauline Miller 1, Des Steere/Helen<br />

Thornburgh 2, Jan Roose/Judith Driver 3. E/W: Lyn Edwards/<br />

Adrienne Paine 1, Lesley Smith/Hilary Lakeman 2, Pam McAllister/<br />

Faye Collins 3.<br />

Junior Evening: N/S: Diane Graham/Trish Warnes 1, Marilyn Eliet/<br />

Alison Howie 2, Julie Smith/Ben Prain 3. E/W: Annette Caldwell/Gail<br />

Dunlop 1and Anne Bagrie/Denis Milne equal 2, Margriet Dykstra/<br />

Helen Kenna 3.<br />

Christmas Pairs: N/S: Robyn Findlay/Lyndsey Taylor 1, Robin<br />

Hassall/Sue McIlroy 2, Bunty Marshall/Judy Bruerton 3. E/W: Jill<br />

Amer/Andrew Findlay 1, Lyn Edwards/Dave Tocker 2, Lesley Smith<br />

Mike Cornwall 3.<br />

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Excel Design Build Longest Putt: GWllliams.<br />

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Amberley Bridge Club<br />

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Nov 30, 18 Holes :LScott –37, SMacdonald 36, FNimmo 35, J Collin<br />

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enthusiast Liv Sisson shares her top tips and<br />

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Jonty’slong day on the course<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Tired, with sore arms and coping<br />

with alarge blister on his heel,<br />

Jonty Swain (16) of Rangiora<br />

completed his marathon of golf on<br />

Sunday afternoon, raising over<br />

$650 for the Cancer Society.<br />

Finishing nearly eight and half<br />

hours after teeing off at 7.30am at<br />

the Rangiora Golf Course, Jonty<br />

played two full rounds solo, — 36<br />

holes of golf —and says he wasn’t<br />

too troubled by the challenge.<br />

‘‘The last few holes were the<br />

only challenging ones of the whole<br />

day, as Iwas so tired and sore. The<br />

golf­ball sized blister on my heel<br />

made it just that bit harder,’’ says<br />

the Year 11 St Bedes pupil. Jonty<br />

did the challenge because he<br />

wanted to combine his love for golf<br />

and his desire to do something for<br />

those suffering with cancer.<br />

‘‘Several members of my family<br />

have cancer and Iwanted to do<br />

what Icould to help,’’ he said. His<br />

mother Tina Swain says for asolo<br />

Swinging success ... Jonty Swain<br />

(16) of Rangiora. PHOTO:SUPPLIED<br />

effort Jonty did very well and it<br />

was good to see him soldier on<br />

despite the blister and sore arms.<br />

Jonty was sponsored by family<br />

members from around the country,<br />

neighbours, his aunts and uncles<br />

and friends.<br />

Wishingall of ouradvertisers,<br />

contributors, readersand<br />

deliverers awonderful<br />

Christmasand averyhappy<br />

NewYear.<br />

Thank youfor your ongoingsupport.<br />

Our officecloses on Friday <strong>December</strong> 15<br />

andre-opensonMonday January 8.<br />

2637228<br />

43<br />

Public Notices<br />

PUBLIC NOTICE OF<br />

APPLICATION FOR<br />

ON-LICENCE<br />

SECTION 101, SALE<br />

AND SUPPLY OF<br />

ALCOHOLACT 2012<br />

Iwata Ltd 73-77 Hilton<br />

Street, Kaiapoi has made<br />

application to the District<br />

LicensingCommittee(DLC)<br />

at Rangiora for the renewal<br />

of aOn-Licence inrespect<br />

of the premises situated at<br />

73-77 Hilton Street,Kaiapoi.<br />

Known as Teppanyaki<br />

TakaoThe general nature of<br />

thebusinessconducted(or<br />

to be conducted )underthe<br />

licence isRestaurant .The<br />

daysonwhich and thehours<br />

duringwhich alcohol is ( or is<br />

intended to be )sold under<br />

the licence are Sunday to<br />

Thursday 10am to 11pm,<br />

Friday and Saturday 10am<br />

to 1am following day.<br />

The application may be<br />

inspected during ordinary<br />

office hours at the office<br />

of the Waimakariri District<br />

LicensingCommitteeat215<br />

High Street,Rangiora.<br />

Any person who is entitled<br />

to object and who wishes<br />

to object to the issue of<br />

the licence may, not later<br />

than 25 working days after<br />

the date ofthe publication<br />

of this notice, file anotice<br />

in writing ofthe objection<br />

with the Secretary of<br />

the Waimakariri District<br />

Licensing Committee at<br />

PrivateBag 1005, Rangiora<br />

7440 or email toalcohol@<br />

wmk.govt.nz<br />

No objection to the renewal<br />

of alicence may be made<br />

in relation to amatter other<br />

than amatter specified in<br />

section131 of theSaleand<br />

SupplyofAlcohol Act2012.<br />

This is thefirstpublication of<br />

this notice<br />

2636241v1<br />

Notice to Remove the<br />

Company from the<br />

Register<br />

Company: Kiwi Modular<br />

Homes Limited (In<br />

Liquidation) (“the<br />

Company”)<br />

Notice of Intention to<br />

Remove Company from<br />

Register<br />

Pursuant tosection 320 of<br />

the Companies Act 1993<br />

(“theAct”)<br />

I, Thomas Lee Rodewald,<br />

Liquidator of the Company,<br />

hereby give notice that<br />

pursuant to section 318(1)<br />

(e) of the Act and having<br />

filed with the Registrar<br />

my final report on the<br />

liquidation, it is intended to<br />

remove the Company from<br />

theNew ZealandRegister.<br />

Any objection to the<br />

removalpursuanttosection<br />

321 of the Act must be<br />

deliveredtothe Registrarno<br />

laterthan 12 January 2024.<br />

Dated29thNovember<strong>2023</strong><br />

Thomas LeeRodewald<br />

Liquidator<br />

(Registration Number: IP49)<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

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CARAVAN wanted with<br />

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repairs ok or any condition.<br />

Ph 027 622 0011.<br />

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TWO person kayak and car<br />

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44 The<br />

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support throughout <strong>2023</strong>, we look<br />

forward to serving you in 2024.<br />

We’vegot your motoring sorted this summer<br />

AmberleyWorkshop:314 0131 |Waikari Workshop:314 4477<br />

BridgestoneTyres:314 0137 |Parts Department: 3140136 |MotorbikeWorkshop: 3140134<br />

Vehicle Sales: Tim314 0135 |Motorcycles Sales: John 3140132<br />

Hammer Hardware, Partsand Bridgestone only areopenbetween Wednesday 27 th <strong>December</strong><br />

and Saturday 30 th <strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong>.All departmentsopenasusual Wednesday3 rd January2024.<br />

Monday 25 <strong>December</strong> Closed Tuesday 26 <strong>December</strong> Closed<br />

Wednesday 27 <strong>December</strong> 9am–5pm Thursday 28 <strong>December</strong> 9am –5pm<br />

Friday29<strong>December</strong> 9am –5pm Saturday 30 <strong>December</strong> 9am –12pm<br />

Sunday31<strong>December</strong> <strong>2023</strong> Closed<br />

Monday 1January 2024 Closed Tuesday 2January2024 Closed<br />

MarkhamStreet,Amberley |www.arthurburke.co.nz<br />

ARTHUR BURKE LTD<br />

Established1935<br />

2628010


THE FESTIVE<br />

SEASON IS HERE!<br />

GET ALL OF YOUR<br />

CHRISTMAS GIFTS<br />

SORTEd.<br />

100% LOCALLYOWNED &OPERATED.<br />

Prices valid until 24 th <strong>December</strong><br />

While stocks last<br />

*Ifyou findalower priceonanidenticalin-stock product, we will beat it by 15%.<br />

Excludesspecial quotes, on account(credit and cash) purchases,stock liquidations andcommercial quantities.The same<br />

in-stock productmust be available to youfor same daydeliveryorcollection. Includes GSTand delivery charges.Ifyou findthe<br />

same product cheaperfromanotherMitre10store or online at www.mitre10.co.nz we’ll match that price. The in-store price<br />

may be lower than that advertised.<br />

RANGIORA


GIFTS FOR<br />

BBQ LOVERS<br />

SORTEd.<br />

Culley’s<br />

GiftPacks<br />

Everyday,Hot<br />

SauceorMexican<br />

AssortedSKUs<br />

$19<br />

Was$26.99<br />

99<br />

Raptor Naturals<br />

KiwiBBQ RubBox<br />

AssortedSKUs<br />

BBQGiftBox<br />

202<strong>07</strong>28<br />

$49 99 Rumand Que<br />

$49 99<br />

Grilled<br />

Digital Flip Tip<br />

Therm<br />

200<strong>07</strong>73<br />

Grilled<br />

BBQ ToolSet<br />

200<strong>07</strong>35<br />

Grilled<br />

BBQPizza Stoned Kit<br />

200<strong>07</strong>59<br />

$21 99 $19<br />

Was$29.99<br />

99 $33 98<br />

pack of3<br />

Charmate<br />

Charmate<br />

Corona Charcoal<br />

Kettle BBQ 54cm<br />

304240<br />

Meteor<br />

WilliametteGas BBQ<br />

4Burner<br />

353232<br />

Shogun Junior<br />

Portable HibachiGrill<br />

35cm x21cm<br />

393684<br />

$299<br />

$499<br />

$158<br />

Was$229<br />

Pricevalid until31st<strong>December</strong><br />

100% LOCALLYOWNED &OPERATED.<br />

Prices validuntil 24 th <strong>December</strong><br />

While stocks last<br />

*Ifyou findalowerpriceonanidenticalin-stock product, we will beat it by 15%.<br />

Excludes specialquotes,onaccount(credit andcash) purchases,stock liquidations andcommercialquantities.The same<br />

in-stock productmust be available to youfor same daydeliveryorcollection.Includes GSTand deliverycharges.Ifyou findthe<br />

same product cheaper fromanother Mitre10store or onlineatwww.mitre10.co.nz we’ll match thatprice. Thein-store price<br />

may be lowerthanthatadvertised.<br />

RANGIORA


Thursday,<strong>December</strong>7,<strong>2023</strong> | Issue1<strong>07</strong>5 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

60<br />

Earn aMASSIVE<br />

5x Airpoints Dollars<br />

on Fisher &Paykel and<br />

Haier Whiteware X<br />

MONTHS<br />

INTEREST FREE<br />

on purchases$499&over*<br />

Appliances,Beds,Furniture, TVs, Audio &more.<br />

SEEPAGEOVER FOR DEALS<br />

*60Months 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 giftcards and somepromotional items. $55 Establishment Feeapplies to your first LTFtransaction, $35 Advance Feeapplies to<br />

subsequent LTFtransactions.Min payments of 3% of the monthly closing balance or $10 (whicheverisgreater)are required throughout interestfreeperiod. Paying only the minimum monthly payments will not fully repay the loan before the end of the interest free period. QMastercardExpired<br />

PromotionalRateorQCardStandardInterest Rate (both 27.99% p.a.) appliesatthe end of LTFInterest Free Period. (See Ts&Csfor QMastercardStandardInterest Rate applicable to outstanding balance of aStandardPurchase.)Mastercardand the circles design areregistered trademarks<br />

ofMastercardInternational Incorporated. Finance is issued by ColumbusFinancial Services Ltd. Ask in-storeorsee online at smithscity.co.nz/q-mastercardfor details. x Earn 5x Airpoints Dollars on whiteware by Fisher &Paykel and Haier from Wednesday 29 November –Sunday 24 <strong>December</strong><br />

<strong>2023</strong> when youmakeaneligible purchase at Smiths City and scan your Airpointscard. Eligible customerswill earn Airpoints Dollars at fivetimes thestandardAirpoints Dollarsaccrual rate on eligiblepurchases during the promotion period. Every one Airpoints Dollarorpartthereofearned<br />

during the promotional periodismultiplied by 5onany eligible purchase.Airpoints Dollars will not showonyour receipt and will be loaded to eligible Airpointsaccounts within 14 businessdaysofyour eligible purchase(s)being paid forinfullAND collected by or deliveredtoyou.Ifyoureligible<br />

purchase includes multipleitems,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 replacementparts,extended<br />

warranties,delivery,and installation. Personal shoppersonly.Excludes Commercial and Trade sales. StandardSmiths City Airpointsterms,conditions,exclusions apply.


Get Christmas ready.<br />

Then putyourfeetup.<br />

Ari 3Seater Fabric Sofa -Charcoal<br />

$599<br />

9064133 /Valid until19th<strong>December</strong><strong>2023</strong><br />

was<br />

$1499<br />

Brahms 7PieceDining Suite-Beige<br />

$1999<br />

9<strong>07</strong>6539 /Valid until2nd January2024<br />

was<br />

$2899 30%<br />

OFF #<br />

OFF #<br />

60%<br />

MATES<br />

RATES<br />

50% off<br />

Sleepyhead Sanctuary Beds<br />

Excludes LimitedEdition<br />

MATES<br />

RATES<br />

RemingtonIllusion Hair Styling<br />

60001717 /60001718 /60001719 /60001720<br />

Samsung 55”CU8000 CrystalUHD<br />

4K TV 9<strong>07</strong>7056 /UA55CU8000SXNZ<br />

$1399<br />

MATES<br />

RATES<br />

Adler Outdoor Corner Lounge<br />

Setting withCover 9<strong>07</strong>1939<br />

$1999<br />

Validuntil 9thJanuary 2024<br />

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 />

OPPO Reno10 5G -Silver Grey<br />

$699<br />

60001108 /CPH2531 GREY<br />

MATES<br />

RATES<br />

The GreatBeko<br />

CampingGiveaway.<br />

Purchase any Beko Product<br />

between 29/11/<strong>2023</strong> -2/1/2024<br />

and go in the draw towin 1of<br />

2family camping packs.* 2<br />

Valued at over $10,000* 2<br />

Smiths City<br />

Colombo Street<br />

550 Colombo Street,<br />

Christchurch<br />

Smiths City<br />

<strong>North</strong>wood<br />

1Radcliffe Rd,<br />

Christchurch<br />

SmithsCity<br />

Hornby<br />

6TowerStreet,<br />

Christchurch<br />

Appliances,Beds,<br />

Furniture, TVs,<br />

Audio &more.<br />

*60 Months Interest Free validuntil Tuesday 12th <strong>December</strong><strong>2023</strong>. Lending criteria, $50annual Account Fee, fees,Ts&Cs apply. Minimumspend applies.Excludesgiftcards and somepromotional items.$55<br />

EstablishmentFee appliestoyour first LTFtransaction, $35Advance Feeapplies to subsequent LTFtransactions.Min paymentsof3%of themonthly closing balanceor$10 (whicheverisgreater)are required<br />

throughout interest free period. Paying onlythe minimummonthlypayments will not fullyrepaythe loanbeforethe end of theinterest free period. QMastercardExpired PromotionalRateorQCardStandard Interest<br />

Rate(both 27.99% p.a.) applies at the end of LTFInterestFreePeriod. (See Ts&Csfor QMastercardStandard Interest Rate applicable to outstanding balance of aStandardPurchase.) Mastercardand thecircles design<br />

areregistered trademarksofMastercardInternational Incorporated. Financeisissued by Columbus FinancialServices Ltd. Ask in-storeorsee onlineatsmithscity.co.nz/q-mastercardfor details. *2 Terms &Conditions<br />

apply.Bekosummer giveaway promotion is valid from the29thNovember <strong>2023</strong> –2nd January2024, only available to personal shoppersand is notavailable to trade&commercial shoppers.1entry peritem. Prizepack<br />

is subject to change based on stock availability from thesupplier.Entries will be randomly drawn on January8th 2024 andthe winner will be contacted and announced theweek of.


CHRISTMAS<br />

OUTDOORS<br />

SORTeD.<br />

Adjustable Trestle Table<br />

W: 1200mm,<br />

D: 600mm,<br />

H: 905mm<br />

White<br />

327863<br />

Nouveau<br />

Basic Camping Chair<br />

H:800mm, W:800mm,<br />

D:470mm<br />

363730 &363729<br />

Meteor<br />

Dallas Portable BBQ2<br />

Burner<br />

397287<br />

$49<br />

Nouveau<br />

GazeboH:240cm, W:<br />

240cm, L: 240cmGreen<br />

126180<br />

$13 98<br />

Number 8<br />

Mosquito Repellent<br />

Coilspack of 10<br />

363779<br />

$269<br />

Nouveau<br />

ChillyBin<br />

2003977<br />

$39 99 Prices valid until 24 th <strong>December</strong><br />

$0 99<br />

$39 98<br />

WHYNOT GIVE THE GIFT OF CHOICE?<br />

MITRE 10 GIFTCARDS<br />

AVAILABLE IN-STORE AND ONLINE<br />

mitre10.co.nz<br />

100% LOCALLYOWNED &OPERATED.<br />

While stocks last<br />

*Ifyou findalower priceonanidenticalin-stock product, we will beat it by 15%.<br />

Excludesspecial quotes, on account(credit and cash) purchases,stock liquidations andcommercial quantities.The same<br />

in-stock productmust be available to youfor same daydeliveryorcollection. Includes GSTand delivery charges.Ifyou findthe<br />

same product cheaperfromanotherMitre10store or online at www.mitre10.co.nz we’ll match that price. The in-store price<br />

may be lower than that advertised.<br />

RANGIORA


RANGIORA<br />

100% LOCALLYOWNED &OPERATED.<br />

*Ifyou findalowerpriceonanidenticalin-stock product, we will beat it by 15%.<br />

Excludes specialquotes,onaccount(credit andcash) purchases,stock liquidations andcommercialquantities.The same<br />

in-stock productmust be available to youfor same daydeliveryorcollection.Includes GSTand deliverycharges.Ifyou findthe<br />

same product cheaper fromanother Mitre10store or onlineatwww.mitre10.co.nz we’ll match thatprice. Thein-store price<br />

may be lowerthanthatadvertised.<br />

RANGIORA

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