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Thursday,<strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>,<strong>2024</strong> | Issue1098 | www.starnews.co.nz<br />

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By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Senior Constable Ken Terry ‘‘lives and<br />

breaths’’ children’s safety.<br />

‘‘I love my job keeping children safe, and<br />

working with young people. It is a<br />

privilege,’’ he says.<br />

The country policeman’s work takes him<br />

into more than 40 schools in the<br />

Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts,<br />

where he is highly regarded, trusted and<br />

loved for his commitment to road safety, by<br />

students,school staff and school<br />

communities.<br />

Constable Terry’s passion for road safety<br />

education, ajob he has been doing in<br />

North Canterbury for over 13 years, and<br />

his genuine concern for the wellbeing of<br />

students,has seen him awarded the<br />

prestigious annual Yellow Ribbon Road<br />

Safety Hero Award.<br />

The accolade recognises individuals<br />

who demonstrate exceptional dedication<br />

to promoting road safety within their<br />

communities.<br />

His tenure in road safety with the NZ<br />

Police as aSchool Community Officer was<br />

one of the key reasons he was chosen from<br />

over <strong>30</strong> other nominees for the award.<br />

Constable Terry was presented with the<br />

award in Auckland, during the Yellow<br />

Ribbon Road Safety Alliance Hui.<br />

Aspokesperson for the Alliance says it is<br />

honoured to recogniseSenior Constable<br />

Ken Terry for his outstanding dedication<br />

and unwavering commitment to road<br />

safety.<br />

Continued Page 2<br />

Regional rate to rise by 17.9 percent throughout Canty<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Canterburyratepayers will have to<br />

dig deep into their pockets as<br />

Environment Canterbury proposes a<br />

17.9 percent rate increase.<br />

It is lower than the 24.2 percent it<br />

had proposed, after the regional<br />

council found savings, including<br />

delaying some transport projects,<br />

after two days of intensive debate.<br />

Lighting up ... Canterbury AA District Council chairman John Skevington and Senior Constable Ken Terry tie on the front and rear light<br />

sets during avisit to Leithfield School as part of the Be Safe Be Seen initiative, which involves distributing cycle lights to school children.<br />

Acting chairperson Craig Pauling<br />

says while there were some tense<br />

negotiations, he is pleased with the<br />

outcome.<br />

The councillors voted on 15 main<br />

resolutions, with several resulting in<br />

close division among the 16<br />

councillors, he says.<br />

‘‘Even though it was tense<br />

throughout, there was good support<br />

at the end, and people felt there was<br />

some good give and take in the room,’’<br />

Councillor Pauling said.<br />

‘‘The feeling in the room was, ‘we<br />

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More than 1<strong>30</strong>0 submissions were<br />

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presentations during the hearings,<br />

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By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Kaiapoi Saturday Market<br />

stallholders are giving back to the<br />

community that has supported them<br />

for around 20 years.<br />

The stallholders of the not­forprofit<br />

market, which was established<br />

in 2005, have donated $500 to the<br />

Kaiapoi Food Forest.<br />

They also plan to donate $500 to the<br />

Kaiapoi Menz Shed.<br />

‘‘We want to give back to the<br />

community which has supported us<br />

Constable exemplifies the spirit of the award<br />

From Page 1<br />

His workexemplified the spiritofthe<br />

Road Safety Hero Award, and the<br />

Alliance extended its deepest gratitude<br />

for Constable Terry’s ongoing efforts to<br />

make roads safer for everyone.<br />

Constable Terry, who is in his 38th<br />

year with the New Zealand Police is<br />

‘‘absolutely chuffed’’ with the award.<br />

He had no idea there was such an<br />

award, or who had nominated him when<br />

he was told he had been selected.<br />

However, Constable Terry says being<br />

acknowledged at anational level is an<br />

absolute thrill.<br />

He says it is his passion for people,<br />

and helping them navigate our busy<br />

roads, that is his main driver.<br />

Accidents remain etched in his mind<br />

like most police, he says, and he<br />

remembers every fatal crash vividly.<br />

He also sees the devastatingimpact<br />

accidents have on families and<br />

communities.<br />

He says the programme has endured<br />

in North Canterbury in spite of it being<br />

immeasurable through statistics and<br />

Many submitters supported river resilience<br />

From Page 1<br />

‘‘It makes sense to delay this work so we<br />

haveabetter idea of where the<br />

Government and Waka Kotahi (New<br />

Zealand Transport Agency) are<br />

heading,’’ Cr Pauling says.<br />

‘‘Some councillors thought we should<br />

be more cautious,but if we don’tput it in<br />

the plan, we don’tget anythingfrom<br />

Waka Kotahi.’’<br />

Around three­quarters of submissions<br />

supported the council increasing its<br />

spending on ‘‘river resilience’’,<br />

including flood protection, and pest and<br />

weed control.<br />

The council is proposing to invest$25<br />

forall those years,'' Shirley Gollan, a<br />

stallholder from Fernside, and<br />

market co­ordinator, says.<br />

The not­for­profitcommunity<br />

market is held nearthe Kaiapoi<br />

River in Williams Reserve, every<br />

Saturday morning.<br />

Every stall holder is charged $5 to<br />

take part.<br />

However as the Waimakariri<br />

District Councilallows the<br />

organisers to hold it in the reserve at<br />

no cost, they have decided to put that<br />

money back into the community to<br />

figures.<br />

Constable Terry was nominated by<br />

the Canterbury /West Coast Automobile<br />

Association District Council, who noted<br />

Ken has been the driving force behind<br />

the highly successful Be Safe Be Seen<br />

cycle light initiative for school<br />

children.<br />

He will continue to deliver the<br />

programme until he retires, ‘‘which<br />

won’t be along time away’’, he says.<br />

Mark White –AACanterbury/West<br />

Coast Councillor andnominator of Ken,<br />

says NZ Police are very fortunate ­‘‘as<br />

are we as parents and grandparents ­ to<br />

have an individual like Ken who lives<br />

and breathes children's safety’’.<br />

‘‘Ken is talked about in suchhigh<br />

regard in schools andinour wider<br />

community.<br />

‘‘Ken's passion for road safety and his<br />

genuine concern for the wellbeing of<br />

our children have made him an<br />

invaluable asset to our community.<br />

‘‘This award is asmall, but fitting<br />

recognitionofhis tremendous<br />

contributions,’’hesays.<br />

million ayear, over the next 10 years, to<br />

boost flood protection.<br />

There was strong support for a<br />

district­wide rate for river resilience in<br />

Selwyn, and the council was considering<br />

similar options from the Ashley<br />

Rakahuri River and other rivers in<br />

South Canterbury.<br />

Cr Pauling says it would need support<br />

from the community, local councils and<br />

ultimately central Government.<br />

‘‘Over the last five years we have been<br />

gettingmore and more requests for how<br />

we might move forward in addressing<br />

our rivers.<br />

‘‘It is recognition that rivers are<br />

important to everybody.’’<br />

He says river resilience was anational<br />

issue, as disruption to bridges on major<br />

thank them for their support.<br />

‘‘We really appreciate the support<br />

we get from the council and the<br />

community,’’ Shirley says.<br />

‘‘We couldn’t exist without that<br />

support.<br />

‘‘Councillor Brent Cairns is very<br />

good.<br />

‘‘He pops around everySaturday<br />

morning to see how we are going.’’<br />

During the colder months the<br />

market usually attracts around 10<br />

stalls, but in summer and spring<br />

there can be 16 or more.<br />

The Be Safe Be Seen initiative,<br />

which involves distributing cycle<br />

lights to school children for their<br />

bikes, has received overwhelmingly<br />

positive feedback.<br />

‘‘The programme's success is a<br />

testament to Ken’s dedication and<br />

his ability to engage with the<br />

community, particularly the<br />

schoolchildren who eagerly<br />

participated in the road safety<br />

education classes and light<br />

giveaways.’’<br />

John Skevington –AACanterbury/<br />

West Coast Council Chairperson, has<br />

spearheaded the AA bike lights<br />

project, whole­heartedly supported<br />

by other AA councillors.<br />

‘‘Having police officers like Ken<br />

has been essential to getting our AA<br />

bike lights project off the ground.<br />

‘‘It’s been alot of fun and agreat<br />

privilege working with him, and<br />

other Community Constables in<br />

Canterbury, to roll out this road<br />

safety initiative to children who ride<br />

bikes to school.’’<br />

routes could affect the whole country.<br />

‘‘Room for rivers’’ was an important<br />

conversation and could be achieved by<br />

buying land, such as Environment<br />

Canterbury buying land beside the<br />

<strong>Ashburton</strong> River.<br />

Another example was the<br />

Waimakariri District Council’s land<br />

purchase on Lineside Road, beside the<br />

Cam Ruataniwha River.<br />

‘‘By acquiring the land we can do<br />

something great for the community,’’ Cr<br />

Pauling says.<br />

Council staff will now finalise the<br />

Long­Term Plan before it is audited by<br />

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Dumped carcasses attract rats<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Illegal dumping of animal carcasses<br />

along the Ashley­Rakahuri River ,near<br />

Rangiora, is causing the rat popularion<br />

to explode.<br />

The rotting carcasses are providing<br />

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predators, including feral cats and<br />

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uncontrollable which could see the<br />

population of endangered birds living<br />

there wiped out.<br />

‘‘Putting out traps and expecting the<br />

rats to walk in is insufficient,’’ Ashley­<br />

Rakahuri Rivercare Group (ARRG)<br />

operations manager, Grant Davey says.<br />

In 2019 an entire 48 nest, blackfronted<br />

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there for sometime, and less than a100<br />

metres downstream the remains of apig.<br />

‘‘This area has been afavourite<br />

dropping area for dead animals for<br />

years,’’ he says.<br />

Another popular dumping place is the<br />

north bank of the river just upstream<br />

from the Cones Road bridge.<br />

Other ARRG trappers have also<br />

reported the remains of pigs and deer<br />

being dumped on both sides of the river<br />

six or seven kilometres upstream from<br />

Rangiora.<br />

In recent years rat detector dogs have<br />

proved valuable assets in the battle to<br />

prevent the river area becoming<br />

overrun with rodents.<br />

Rat detector dog Evie, owned by Grant<br />

and his wife Val, has recently proved to<br />

be invaluable along the river.<br />

After only afew months on the job the<br />

young Welsh springer spaniel quickly<br />

surpassed the number of rats caught by<br />

trappers along the river during the same<br />

time.<br />

‘‘Our trapping programme simply<br />

doesn't work. We need to try other things<br />

­hence the dogs,’’ Grant says.<br />

But with so many rats now camped<br />

along the river feasting on the illegally<br />

dumped rotting carcasses, controlling<br />

rodent numbers is mission impossible<br />

for one dog, and hiring professional dog<br />

handlers with their rat detector dogs is<br />

prohibitively expensive.<br />

Environment Canterbury (ECan)<br />

rangers clean up the worst of the<br />

stinking mess the carcasses create, but it<br />

is costly and time­consuming work for<br />

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Fly tippers caught dumping rubbish,<br />

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the Ashley­Rakahuri Regional Park and<br />

Waimakariri River Regional Park, plus<br />

23 removals last year and 24 in 2022, the<br />

threat of afine seems to be an<br />

ineffective deterrent to flytippers.<br />

ECan’s manager parks and forests<br />

Chuck Dowdell says that on average over<br />

the last five years the regional council<br />

has dealt with acarcass removal job<br />

every two weeks.<br />

‘‘Dumping carcasses in the parks is<br />

inconsiderate to park users and<br />

environmentally unacceptable. We bury<br />

carcasses where they will not have any<br />

impacts on the environment or people’s<br />

wellbeing.’’<br />

However with digger hire and staff<br />

time this can cost hundreds of dollars<br />

for each removal and thousands in total<br />

each year, with all costs funded from<br />

regional council rates.<br />

‘‘We encourage the public to advise us<br />

of any flytipping they see and provide us<br />

with photos if possible,’’ he says.<br />

This can be done by emailing the duty<br />

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NEWS<br />

North Canterbury News, <strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Hit British rock musical at Rangiora HS<br />

BySHELLEY TOPP<br />

We Will Rock You, ahit musical based<br />

on the music of British rock band Queen,<br />

is in production at RangioraHigh<br />

School.<br />

The show, which is being co­produced<br />

by the school’s director of performing<br />

arts and teacher of commerceand<br />

dance, Bex McLean, and the school’s<br />

business manager, David Lowe, will<br />

open in the school’s hall on Wednesday,<br />

June 19, at 7pm, and run until Saturday,<br />

June 22.<br />

It will be the school’s first theatrical<br />

production since 2017 when High School<br />

Musical,which was based on the popular<br />

television film of the same name, was<br />

produced.<br />

We Will Rock You will showcase the<br />

large number of talented performing<br />

arts students at the school.<br />

The long delay in getting back up on<br />

stage to do another theatrical<br />

production was largely due to the<br />

complications caused by the Covid­10<br />

pandemic.<br />

However, producing abig theatrical<br />

event such as this is ahuge for those<br />

involved, so getting the timing right to<br />

begin was crucial.<br />

The time came when Bex was<br />

appointed director of performing arts at<br />

Rangiora High School last year.<br />

It was anew role for the school, and<br />

Bex was keen to provide ‘‘ourtalented<br />

performing arts students with achance<br />

to shine both on stage and back stage’’.<br />

She received great support for her<br />

idea to produce We Will Rock You from<br />

the school board and principal Bruce<br />

Kearney.<br />

‘‘Rangiora High School is strong in a<br />

number of sports, but we also havea<br />

huge number of actors, singers, dancers,<br />

musicians, technical (sound and<br />

lighting) and visual arts students who<br />

deservetohave their talents<br />

represented too,’’ Bex says.<br />

‘‘This show promotesthe arts and<br />

gives it an equal standing to our sports<br />

teams. The teamwork,friendships<br />

formed and opportunity it providesfor<br />

ourschool’s performing arts students to<br />

feel partofsomething special, and part<br />

of ateam, is important to me.’’<br />

Bex hopes the school and wider<br />

community will support everyone<br />

involved with the show by attending.<br />

Thereare 70 students and 20 staff<br />

working on the musical, plus anumber<br />

of pupils and staffhelping behind the<br />

scenes.<br />

This includes the school’ssound and<br />

lighting team, with students also<br />

assisting in frontofhouse, backstage,<br />

hair and make­up, costuming and coproducing.<br />

Aformer Rangiora High School pupil,<br />

Jacob Coxhill, also has arole in the<br />

show, playing Galileo, and ateacher,<br />

Nigel Mills, who is atalented actor and<br />

singer,will play the role of Buddy.<br />

‘‘It takes an absolute team effort to<br />

producethis `beast' as there are so many<br />

moving parts,’’ Bex says.<br />

We Will Rock You tells the futuristic<br />

story of agroup of ‘‘Bohemians’’ who are<br />

fighting to restore freedom of thought in<br />

an Orwellian society where ‘‘Planet<br />

Earth’’ has been renamed‘‘Planet Mall’’<br />

and all non computer­generated music<br />

has been banned.<br />

The show is being directed by Bryony<br />

Jamison, awidely experienced<br />

thespian, who is singing tutor/advanced<br />

senior drama at Rangiora’s Hartley<br />

School of Performing Arts and also<br />

works as an apprentice with the Jesters<br />

and the Court Theatre in Christchurch.<br />

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The North Canterbury News, <strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Huge tourism benefits as dark sky nation<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Becoming adark sky nation could have<br />

huge benefits for New Zealand tourism,<br />

says Tourism Minister Matt Doocey.<br />

The Royal Astronomical Society of<br />

New Zealand believes New Zealand<br />

could become the world’s dark sky<br />

nation, an idea which Mr Doocey, who is<br />

also Waimakariri MP, says he supports.<br />

To become adark sky nation the<br />

country would need to cut light<br />

pollution, such as outdoor lighting, to<br />

allow for greater stargazing and<br />

astronomy.<br />

Tourism New Zealand research<br />

indicated more than 70 percent of<br />

people thinking about visiting New<br />

Zealand were interested in stargazing,<br />

Mr Doocey says.<br />

The best times for stargazing were<br />

during the ‘‘off­peak and shoulder<br />

seasons’’ for tourism, which meant<br />

protecting New Zealand’s night skies<br />

could provide an economic boost when<br />

tourist towns were otherwise quiet.<br />

‘‘It is something Iamkeen to<br />

encourage,’’ Mr Doocey says.<br />

‘‘We want to grow tourism because we<br />

know it brings jobs to rural New<br />

Zealand.<br />

‘‘Tourism is very seasonal, so we need<br />

to be looking at how we can market and<br />

promote New Zealand during those<br />

shoulder and off­peak periods.’’<br />

Mr Doocey says an economic impact<br />

report commissioned by Enterprise<br />

North Canterbury last year showed a<br />

dark sky trail would provide an<br />

economic boost in the region.<br />

The report said adark sky reserve<br />

could generate $4.6 million of visitor<br />

spending in Waimakariri and create up<br />

to 24 jobs.<br />

The Oxford Dark Sky Group obtained<br />

dark sky park status in January for the<br />

Dark sky ... The Oxford Observatory is keen to protect Oxford's night sky from light<br />

pollution.<br />

Oxford Forest Conservation Area from<br />

the Dark Sky International.<br />

Oxford Dark Sky president Raul Elias­<br />

Drago said there was no cost to the<br />

group, thanks to support from the<br />

community, the Waimakariri District<br />

Council, Oxford­Ohoka Community<br />

Board and Government agencies such as<br />

PHOTO: FILE<br />

the Department of Conservation.<br />

The group was now planning to apply<br />

for dark sky reserve status, which would<br />

incorporate the town of Oxford.<br />

Mr Doocey says the Oxford example<br />

showed how communities coming<br />

together could achieve economic<br />

benefits at little cost.<br />

5<br />

Enterprise North Canterbury has<br />

been working with other regional<br />

tourism organisations (RTOs) to develop<br />

aCanterbury dark sky trail.<br />

The Aoraki Mackenzie International<br />

Dark Sky Reserve was established in<br />

2012, while the Kaikōura Dark Sky Trust<br />

is about to apply for dark sky sanctuary<br />

status and interest is growing in other<br />

Canterbury communities.<br />

‘‘I would encourage RTOs to think<br />

about whether dark skies should be part<br />

of their destination management plans,’’<br />

Mr Doocey said.<br />

‘‘There is real potential for aground<br />

up approach and Iwould be really<br />

supportive of that.’’<br />

Mr Elias­Drago, who is also the Royal<br />

Astronomical Society of New Zealand<br />

(RASNZ) secretary, said anational<br />

approach was needed, perhaps led by<br />

the Department of Conservation.<br />

‘‘The Department of Conservation has<br />

been very supportive regionally,’’ he<br />

says.<br />

‘‘The Rangiora office supported our<br />

application and other regional offices<br />

have supported other applications, but<br />

every time each regional office is doing<br />

the same thing.<br />

‘‘If the work was done nationally, we<br />

wouldn’t have to replicate the work in<br />

every region.’’<br />

Mr Doocey has accepted an invitation<br />

to speak at the New Zealand Starlight<br />

Conference in Tekapo in October, which<br />

is organised by RASNZ and the Aoraki<br />

Mackenzie International Dark Sky<br />

Reserve board.<br />

‘‘We are hoping to use the conference<br />

as aspringboard to advance the<br />

discussion around becoming adark sky<br />

nation,’’ Mr Elias­Drago says.<br />

Niue became the world’s first<br />

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OPINION<br />

North Canterbury News, <strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

<strong>May</strong>or Marie Black<br />

Proud ofcouncillors<br />

As the Local Government sector<br />

grappleswith the challenges of the<br />

viability of individual Long Term Plans,<br />

and for councils up and down the<br />

country to demonstrate their fiscal<br />

responsibility, at alocal level Ifeel<br />

proud of the integrity that elected<br />

membershave brought to this intensive<br />

process.<br />

Local Government thereforehas arole<br />

to champion, and change our<br />

sustainability position for now, and for<br />

future generations.<br />

The broad focus area for change<br />

withinLocal Government is funding and<br />

financing, water resources inclusive of<br />

fresh, waste and stormwater,climate<br />

change, transport, and the Resource<br />

Management reform with the Fast Track<br />

Approval Bill which facilities the<br />

delivery of projects that may have<br />

regional and national benefits.<br />

These issues are individually matters<br />

of significance notwithstanding the<br />

cumulative impact.<br />

At alocal level our districthas<br />

continued to deliver on capital<br />

expenditure, and the Operations<br />

committee of council receives amonthly<br />

updateonthis progress.<br />

If you have an interest in seeking out<br />

more information alook on the website<br />

will contain all the information that may<br />

satisfyyour need —hurunui.govt.nz —<br />

then have alook on the meeting and<br />

committee tab.<br />

We are indebted to our volunteer<br />

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community committeesand advisory<br />

groups who play amajor role at<br />

community level to govern local areas of<br />

interest.<br />

It is important that we acknowledge<br />

their input as this feeds into the value of<br />

our district.<br />

Given that in June we will be<br />

celebrating with aNational Volunteer<br />

week.<br />

Volunteer week is something that I<br />

want to publicly acknowledge as a<br />

critical part of what makes our district<br />

tick.<br />

We thrive and are enriched by the<br />

goodwill of the manyvolunteers in every<br />

community, and their contribution and<br />

impactisrecognised and supported.<br />

The National Volunteerweek for <strong>2024</strong><br />

runs from June 16 to June22.<br />

An early warningwill enable you to<br />

honour the collective energy and mana<br />

of all volunteers in the Hurunui District.<br />

They collectively grow our people and<br />

our district. Thank you, you are an<br />

inspiration.<br />

All the best for along weekend as we<br />

ready ourselvesfor the Kings Birthday<br />

celebration.<br />

Itrust it’s atime for some rest and<br />

relaxation with abreak from the school<br />

routine and perhaps achance to reduce<br />

some of the sicknessthat is beginning to<br />

emerge through the district. More<br />

importantly be safe on our roads. Alittle<br />

extra time will make sure you, and your<br />

family, arrive at your destination safely.<br />

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Around the electorate with<br />

STUART SMITH MP FOR KAIKOURA<br />

Water use improved<br />

Many years ago, Iworked on the Ceres<br />

Farms in Wongan Hills, 187 km north of<br />

Perth in the heart of the Western<br />

Australian Wheat Belt.<br />

Last month, Iwas able to return for a<br />

visit anddiscovered that with the<br />

adoption of newtechniques and<br />

technology, it has improved production<br />

and environmental outcomes.<br />

They are not mutually exclusive.<br />

Early settlers cleared the bush,<br />

resulting in water ‘running’ off the<br />

surface and pooling in low lying areas<br />

where it eventually evaporated,<br />

leaving the salt behind.<br />

To address this, Ceres Farms<br />

changed cultivation and soil<br />

management practices by deep ripping<br />

which breaks up apan that builds up<br />

over time as ‘fines’ migrate through the<br />

soilprofile and form apan.<br />

Stubble is now‘crunched’ and<br />

incorporated into the soil rather than<br />

beingburntwhich builds up humus in<br />

the soil.<br />

Salt build­up makes bore water<br />

brackish, and not suitable for human<br />

consumption, so drinking water is<br />

piped from Perth.<br />

While subsidised, is expensive.<br />

To address this issue, Ceres Farms,<br />

along with its changed cultivation and<br />

soil management practices, installed a<br />

desalination plant in 2018 to treat the<br />

salty groundwater in alow­lying area<br />

of over <strong>30</strong> hectares.<br />

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the needs of the five houses on the<br />

property. The total operational costs of<br />

approximately of $69 per day, is half<br />

that of the subsidised Perth scheme<br />

water.<br />

While in Western Australia, Ialso<br />

visited the Margaret River Wine<br />

Region to look at how they handle<br />

public tastings in their cellar doors.<br />

This is of great interest given my<br />

Members Bill —the ‘Sale and Supply of<br />

Alcohol (Cellar Door Tasting)<br />

Amendment Bill —isonthe order<br />

paper.<br />

Margaret River is the home of Cape<br />

Mentelle Wines founder David<br />

Hohnen, who also founded iconic<br />

Marlborough winery Cloudy Bay.<br />

Wine tastings at cellar doors attract a<br />

charge ranging from $10 AU —often<br />

waived with asubsequent purchase.<br />

New Zealand’s alcohol licensing for<br />

cellar doors is out of step, and the<br />

Cellar Door Bill, if passed into law will<br />

bring our legislation into line.<br />

It is Budget day (<strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>). I am in<br />

Kaikoura with Rangitata MP James<br />

Meager for apublic meeting on<br />

Tuesday, June 4.<br />

Keep an eye on my Stuart Smith MP<br />

Facebook page for more details. As<br />

always, it is great to hear your views on<br />

what matters most to you, so Ican<br />

represent your voice in parliament.<br />

Schools bulging at the seams as building projects reviewed<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Crunchtime is fast approachingfor two<br />

North Canterbury schools bulging atthe<br />

seams.<br />

Woodend School and Te Kura oTuahiwi<br />

are on the Ministry of Education’slist of<br />

352 building projects under review.<br />

The review is not expected to be<br />

completed until July.<br />

Te Kura oTuahiwi, a Māori immersion<br />

and bilingual school between Kaiapoi and<br />

Rangiora, was due to receive five new<br />

classrooms and anew hall, with building<br />

set to begin last December and be<br />

completed next month.<br />

But it was delayed and is now on hold,<br />

pending the review.<br />

Principal Dot Singh said the project was<br />

designed to take the school’s capacity to<br />

2<strong>30</strong> students.<br />

For now the school is sitting at its<br />

present capacity of 160, with another 33<br />

pupils pre­enrolled to start later this year.<br />

‘‘Now we are wondering where we will<br />

put all of those tamariki.<br />

‘‘Ifeel they (the Ministry) will come to<br />

the party in some form, it just might not be<br />

how we planned it.’’<br />

WoodendSchool principal Andrew<br />

Retallick said his roll was continuing to<br />

grow faster than anticipated.<br />

The school roll hit 480 students last<br />

week and looked set to reach at least 520<br />

by the end of the year.<br />

‘‘I’ve had 70 students enrol so far this<br />

year and we have 50 Year 8s leaving at the<br />

end of the year, so it shows you how much<br />

we are growing.’’<br />

The site’s capacity is around 490 and by<br />

using the school library as aclassroom, Mr<br />

Retallick said the school could cater for<br />

around 510 students.<br />

The school’s growth comes on the back<br />

of the booming Ravenswood sub­division.<br />

‘‘The toughest part is the uncertainty<br />

and having no clear direction, but Ican’t<br />

do anything about it until Iget some<br />

direction from the Ministry,’’ he said.<br />

Schools around the country are feeling<br />

the pressure while they wait for an update<br />

from the Ministry of Education’s review.<br />

Education Minister Erica Stanford<br />

announced an inquiry in February, which<br />

immediately put the brakes on the<br />

projects.<br />

At the time, Ms Stanford said the scope<br />

of the building works were ‘‘unrealistic<br />

and unaffordable’’.<br />

Ministry of Education Te Tai Runga<br />

(South) Hautū (leader) Nancy Bell said<br />

there were no updates on the North<br />

Canterbury building projects.<br />

‘‘We continue to work closely with the<br />

schools in our planning to deliver roll<br />

growth teaching spaces to accommodate<br />

the schools’ in­zone rolls as required.’’<br />

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3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9 3 6 9 NOON 3 6 9<br />

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Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows Highs Lows<br />

Waimakariri 10:03am 2.3 3:53am 0.6 10:55am 2.3 4:46am 0.6 11:48am 2.4 5:40am 0.5 12:16am 2.4 6:32am 0.5 1:12am 2.4 7:25am 0.5 2:08am 2.4 8:19am 0.4 3:03am 2.4 9:14am 0.4<br />

Mouth<br />

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Amberley 10:03am 2.3 3:53am 0.6 10:55am 2.3 4:46am 0.6 11:48am 2.4 5:40am 0.5 12:16am 2.4 6:32am 0.5 1:12am 2.4 7:25am 0.5 2:08am 2.4 8:19am 0.4 3:03am 2.4 9:14am 0.4<br />

Beach<br />

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6:02pm 0.6 12:44pm 2.4 7:00pm 0.6 1:41pm 2.5 7:58pm 0.5 2:38pm 2.5 8:56pm 0.5 3:34pm 2.5 9:53pm 0.5<br />

10:12am 2.3 4:02am 0.6 11:04am 2.3 4:55am 0.6 11:57am 2.4 5:49am 0.5 12:25am 2.4 6:41am 0.5 1:21am 2.4 7:34am 0.5 2:17am 2.4 8:28am 0.4 3:12am 2.4 9:23am 0.4<br />

Motunau 10:35pm 2.4 4:17pm 0.6 11:<strong>30</strong>pm 2.4 5:13pm 0.6<br />

6:11pm 0.6 12:53pm 2.4 7:09pm 0.6 1:50pm 2.5 8:07pm 0.5 2:47pm 2.5 9:05pm 0.5 3:43pm 2.5 10:02pm 0.5<br />

10:14am 2.3 4:04am 0.6 11:06am 2.3 4:57am 0.6 11:59am 2.4 5:51am 0.5 12:27am 2.4 6:43am 0.5 1:23am 2.4 7:36am 0.5 2:19am 2.4 8:<strong>30</strong>am 0.4 3:14am 2.4 9:25am 0.4<br />

Gore Bay 10:37pm 2.4 4:19pm 0.6 11:32pm 2.4 5:15pm 0.6<br />

6:13pm 0.6 12:55pm 2.4 7:11pm 0.6 1:52pm 2.5 8:09pm 0.5 2:49pm 2.5 9:07pm 0.5 3:45pm 2.5 10:04pm 0.5<br />

10:09am 1.5 4:03am 0.3 11:02am 1.6 4:56am 0.3 11:55am 1.6 5:48am 0.2 12:25am 1.6 6:39am 0.2 1:21am 1.6 7:31am 0.2 2:15am 1.6 8:24am 0.2 3:10am 1.6 9:17am 0.2<br />

Kaikoura 10:34pm 1.7 4:12pm 0.3 11:29pm 1.7 5:08pm 0.3<br />

6:06pm 0.2 12:49pm 1.6 7:05pm 0.2 1:45pm 1.7 8:03pm 0.2 2:41pm 1.7 9:01pm 0.2 3:37pm 1.8 9:58pm 0.2<br />

*Not for navigational purposes. Wind and swell are based on apoint off Gore Bay. Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa. www.ofu.co.nz www.tidespy.com Graphic supplied by OceanFun Publishing Ltd.<br />

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NEWS<br />

The North Canterbury News, <strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Passion ignites new life at Mocketts Motors<br />

As the youth unemployment rate<br />

rises to almost double the national<br />

employment rate, experts are<br />

suggesting employers don’t want<br />

to take achance on young people.<br />

But in the Hurunui District, the<br />

<strong>May</strong>ors Taskforce for Jobs<br />

scheme is having apositive effect<br />

on young people, helping them<br />

get in to jobs with willing<br />

employers in the predominantly<br />

rural district.<br />

Petrol and passion are igniting new life<br />

into an historic Culverden workshop.<br />

New owner­operator of Mocketts<br />

Motors, Chris Gudsell says his vision was<br />

to get the workshop up and running for the<br />

community, and to pay homage to the<br />

history of the site.<br />

‘‘There are just so many stories about<br />

this building.’’<br />

With 20 years experience in almost all<br />

facets of the automotive industry, Chris<br />

reopened Culverden’s historic Mocketts<br />

Motors in November 2023, bringing the<br />

iconic building to new life.<br />

He says the community quickly started<br />

dropping by to share their own stories,<br />

and connections with the business, which<br />

has stood at the heart of Culverden on<br />

SH7 since the start of the 20th Century.<br />

Aplaque on the wall lists the workshop<br />

businesses previous owners.<br />

<strong>May</strong>or Marie Black points to her own<br />

familial connection to the workshop.<br />

‘‘This faćade has sat at the heart of this<br />

community ever since Iremember. It<br />

defines Culverden,’’ she says.<br />

Chris says when the building was<br />

opened there was so much history stored<br />

away in it.<br />

Photographs and vintage memorabilia<br />

rescued from the back rooms are helping<br />

New life ... Owner­operator of Mocketts Motors Chris Gudsell (left), automotive<br />

engineering apprentice Marco Shepherd, Hurunui District <strong>May</strong>or Marie Black, and Hurunui<br />

Council’s MTFJ Programme Lead Chris Sutherland and MTFJ Youth Connector Anna<br />

Scott, look under the bonnet of Chris’s orange­and­black 1971 Valiant Pacer 3speed, which<br />

can be spotted at the workshop when its not at acar show.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

to create amuseum and automotive<br />

vintage display that will soon be open to<br />

the public.<br />

His passion is shared by his new<br />

automotive engineering apprentice,<br />

Marco Shepherd, aged 20, who started his<br />

apprenticeship one month after Gudsell<br />

opened for business.<br />

‘‘I did my apprenticeship while flatting<br />

with Marcos father, aNorth Canterbury<br />

mechanic,’’ says Chris.<br />

‘‘Its coming full circle to give back.’’<br />

Mrs Black says to support Chris in<br />

providing an opportunity of alifetime to a<br />

local young person, Hurunui <strong>May</strong>ors<br />

Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) arranged the<br />

apprenticeship under the MTFJ<br />

programme.<br />

‘‘With my dad being amechanic, I’ve<br />

been into cars all my life and then this<br />

Kai<br />

7<br />

opportunity came along to turn my hobby<br />

into acareer.<br />

‘‘My mum could see this coming amile<br />

away,’’ says Marco.<br />

‘‘Being back in the engine pit has<br />

brought back memories. The first time I<br />

was in the engine bay was when my dad<br />

was working on a1969 Dodge Charger. I<br />

was about five years old.’’<br />

Its not just the connection with the past<br />

that Chris and Marco bring to the<br />

business. Mocketts Motors now has its own<br />

website, Facebook and Instagram pages,<br />

and they are soon to launch aYoutube<br />

channel.<br />

‘‘We’ve set up aGoPro over one engine<br />

bay for putting together videos. Marco has<br />

brought that side into things, with great<br />

input and ideas,’’ says Chris.<br />

Hot rods, classic performance cars, and<br />

classic vintage cars, are both Chris’s and<br />

Marco’s passion, with some very special<br />

cars coming into the workshop.<br />

All get the attention to detail that has<br />

helped Chris build up aloyal customer<br />

base that travels from all over South<br />

Island, and further, to the Culverden<br />

workshop.<br />

An immaculately restored 1960 Ford<br />

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‘‘Marco is being exposed to abroader<br />

range of experience than in most<br />

workshops,’’ says Chris. ‘‘He can go from<br />

stripping an engine to changing brake<br />

pads.’’<br />

Mrs Black says MTFJ’s success is its<br />

grassroots connections with local<br />

communities, which allows for tailored<br />

solutions to help young people into<br />

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‘‘Mocketts Motors holds aspecial place<br />

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NEWS<br />

North Canterbury News, <strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Mt Hutt snowexpress<br />

ByROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Alove for the ski slopes and an<br />

adventurous spirit will take Cara Luxmore<br />

to the ski fields of Mt Hutt this winter.<br />

Cara, atour bus driver, is offering abus<br />

service from Rangiora to Mt Hutt five days<br />

aweek when the ski resort opens on June<br />

14.<br />

Courtesy of her mum Lynn Proctor, and<br />

step dad John, Cara, will drive their<br />

22­seater bus to the slopes from Thursday<br />

to Monday with eight pick up points along<br />

the way.<br />

Asolo mum,and atour bus driver for<br />

Oceania in the summer months, Cara<br />

decided to give the Mt Hutt run acrack to<br />

fill in the winter months, and to help pay<br />

the bills.<br />

Cara, whose adventurous spirithas seen<br />

her involved in extensive touring and truck<br />

driving, including underground gold<br />

mining, has Class 2to5driver licences.<br />

She describes herselfasslightly mad,<br />

funny, easy going, professional and<br />

friendly, and says she is not one to sit<br />

around waiting until the summer months<br />

to get back to work.<br />

Her first stop to get her venture off the<br />

ground was North Canterbury Enterprise<br />

where she was encouraged to go to Work<br />

and Income (Winz), to see if there was any<br />

assistance available to help her hit the<br />

road to Mt Hutt.<br />

There she was introduced to mentor<br />

Judy Celmins, who has encouraged her to<br />

get the venture on the road, and help with<br />

aBusiness Plan to help her access agrant<br />

through Winz to help the project become a<br />

realty.<br />

Cara says having the bus provided by her<br />

mum and step dad, with whom she has a<br />

great relationship, is providing the<br />

momentum to get the show on the road.<br />

Afew alterations means the bus can<br />

accommodate passenger’s ski gear.<br />

Snow express ... Cara Luxmore in her<br />

22­seater bus ready to head to the ski slopes<br />

at Mt Hutt.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Awebsite —snowexpress.co.nz — is up<br />

and running, and is the vehicle for<br />

bookings for the $55 trip to and from the<br />

skifield.<br />

Cara plans eight stops along the way —<br />

Rangiora, Cust, Oxford, Waddington,<br />

Coalgate, Glentunnel, Windwhistle and Mt<br />

Hutt Lodge.<br />

‘Then it is straight to Mt Hutt by about<br />

8.<strong>30</strong>am to allow people to start skiing by<br />

9am,’’ she says.<br />

‘‘People will book and pay on line. If<br />

people who haven’t are waiting at one of<br />

the stops, they will miss the bus if there is<br />

no room for them.’’<br />

Cara’s website will also have tips and<br />

‘‘tricks’’ on how to keep warm on the<br />

mountain, and she will also run ablog.<br />

As she prepares for her first trip up the<br />

mountain she is also considering making<br />

the service available to Waimakariri<br />

school groups.<br />

Compactor ... Chris Roberts, left, Craig Strang (both landfill operators), Ernie Hicks (landfill<br />

team leader), and Phil Cleary (a landfill operator) beside the new 56­tonne compactor.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Saving space at KV<br />

By ROBYN BRISTOW<br />

Waste is no match for the latest<br />

acquisition at the Kate Valley Landfill.<br />

The new German manufactured<br />

56­tonne compactor is only the second<br />

of its kind in New Zealand, bought to<br />

shred and squash waste in the regional<br />

landfill owned by Transwaste<br />

Canterbury Ltd (Transwaste).<br />

At $1.4 million dollars the compactor<br />

is one of the most expensive machines<br />

at the landfill.<br />

Transwaste Chairman Mr Gill Cox<br />

says the new compactor will ensure the<br />

landfill can accommodate as much<br />

waste as possible within the smallest<br />

practical space.<br />

‘‘The weight of the compactor<br />

combined with the design of its 7­tonne<br />

wheels ensures waste is shredded and<br />

squashed into the smallest space,’’ Mr<br />

Cox says.<br />

‘‘With this new machine we can fitthe<br />

maximumamount of waste into the<br />

space available, making best use of the<br />

landfill.<br />

‘‘Expanding the landfill with new<br />

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expensive process so the more waste we<br />

can fit into an existing cell represents a<br />

huge saving.’’<br />

The compactor is also very fuel<br />

efficient reducing carbon emissions, a<br />

factor in the decision to buy it.<br />

The German manufactured<br />

compactor has wheels designed to<br />

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North Canterbury News, <strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Pink Ribbon gathering honours many<br />

ByJOHN COSGROVE<br />

National Breast Cancer Appeal Day last<br />

Thursday saw amultitudeofpink ribbon<br />

activities around the region.<br />

At the Skurr Centre in the Rangiora<br />

Showgrounds, four friends hosted a<br />

Pink Ribbon morning tea for about100<br />

guests, raising $2565 for The Breast<br />

Cancer Foundation<br />

Lifelong friends Sammy Schwind,<br />

Amalia Jennings, Charlotte Turner and<br />

Carol Thompson created the event to<br />

honourmembers of their families and<br />

friendswhose lives had been touched by<br />

cancer.<br />

Sammy lost her mum to breast cancer<br />

and thought holding amorning tea<br />

would be agood way to raise funds for<br />

The Breast Cancer Foundation.<br />

More people than expected attended<br />

the function which impressed the four<br />

friends.<br />

Sammy says it was so wonderful to see<br />

everyone there.<br />

‘‘The people of Rangiora havebeen so<br />

generous to us. Many businesses kindly<br />

donated goods and services to our<br />

raffles and silent auction, and lots of our<br />

friends helped us out by baking all the<br />

wonderful cakes and scones for the<br />

morning tea.’’<br />

Some of the items offered were a<br />

weekend at Hanmer, clothes vouchers, a<br />

handbag and manymore.<br />

The morningtea was ahigh tea with<br />

trays of creamedscones, tea and coffee,<br />

sandwiches and cakes on each of the<br />

tables.<br />

Sammy says there was even alolly<br />

table, which was donated byone woman,<br />

who hand­made everything on it.<br />

‘‘Next year, we are already planning<br />

for acombined Pink Ribbon/ Blue<br />

Ribbon day –joining the Breast and<br />

Prostate Cancer appeals together.’’<br />

Sponsors of the Pink Ribbon morning<br />

tea were Harcourts,Fi’sFlowers ‘n’ Art,<br />

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Milk, AFriends HanmerHouse,<br />

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and Essence Magazine.<br />

Ban proposal upsets<br />

Fish and Game<br />

Joining together ... Friends meeting new friends at the Pink Ribbon Morning tea at the<br />

Skurr Centre.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Ratestorise 10.98%<br />

in Hurunui District<br />

By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Fish and Game is unimpressed with a<br />

proposal to ban hunting dogs from the<br />

Ashley Rakahuri River estuary during<br />

duck shooting season.<br />

The Waimakariri District Council is<br />

consulting on anew Northern Pegasus<br />

Bay Bylaw, which includes banning all<br />

dogs on the spit and the Ashley<br />

Rakahuri River and Saltwater Creek<br />

estuary.<br />

The bylaw governs what activities<br />

are allowed on the district’s beaches.<br />

The new rules will remove an<br />

exemption which has allowed holders<br />

of Fish and Game hunting licenses to<br />

take their dogs into the estuary area<br />

during gamebird hunting season.<br />

The measures are designed to<br />

protect ecological values and bird<br />

habitats around the estuary and<br />

wetlands.<br />

But Fish and Game North<br />

Canterbury game bird specialistMatt<br />

Garrick was not impressed with the<br />

proposed ban.<br />

He said he corresponded with the<br />

council ayear ago, but had not had any<br />

further contact.<br />

‘‘I explained that duck season does<br />

not overlap during critical, sensitive<br />

periods,such as nesting, so there<br />

would be no conflict with dogs used for<br />

game bird hunting.’’<br />

He said he requested data to<br />

demonstrate game bird hunting and<br />

dogs in the winter was having an effect<br />

on the estuary's bird life, but had<br />

heard nothing further.<br />

The estuary is home to threatened<br />

bird species including wrybills, blackbill<br />

gulls,banded dotterels, blackfronted<br />

terns and pied oystercatchers,<br />

some of which are also endangered.<br />

Acouncil spokesperson saidstaff<br />

reached out to Fish and Game North<br />

Canterbury in January and <strong>May</strong> last<br />

year to inform the organisation it was<br />

conducting areview of the bylaw.<br />

‘‘Based on feedback we received<br />

from the public consultation on the<br />

bylaw, which ran for three months over<br />

summer of 2023/24, we are now<br />

proposing to exclude all dogs and this<br />

would include hunting dogs.<br />

‘‘We welcome any feedback on the<br />

proposed changes to the bylaw from<br />

Fishand Game and any other group or<br />

individual.’’<br />

Submissions can be made at https:/<br />

/letstalk.waimakariri.govt.nz/ until<br />

June14.<br />

LDR is local body journalism cofunded<br />

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By DAVID HILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

Hurunui ratepayers are facing arevised<br />

rates hike of 10.98 percent.<br />

Hurunui District Council staff have<br />

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riseof12.37%.<br />

Councillors gave clear instructions to<br />

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Speaking at Tuesday’s council<br />

meeting, chief financialofficer Jason<br />

Beck said savings had been found across<br />

several budgets.<br />

The staffallocation for this year has<br />

been reduced from 155.41 to 150.05 full<br />

time equivalent and the councillors’<br />

mileage allowance has also had atrim.<br />

The pain is expectedtocontinue, as<br />

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Abund is atype of embankment which<br />

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Amberley Beach ratepayers will be<br />

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$258.83 ayear, which was requested by<br />

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Chief executive Hamish Dobbie said<br />

the council was also exploring<br />

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it plans for future proactive relocation<br />

as part of the Amberley Beach Coastal<br />

Adaptation Plan, which was adopted last<br />

year.<br />

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been reached with residents.<br />

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North Canterbury News, <strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Milestonefor WoodfordGleninDecember<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Woodford Glen Speedway celebrates 50<br />

years of racing this December, and<br />

helpingtopreserve all the memories<br />

experienced at the Kaiapoi­based<br />

speedway is author Lindsay Richards.<br />

Lindsay is producing the official<br />

history of the track and fondly<br />

remembers being there on the opening<br />

night on Saturday, December7,1974.<br />

He spent those first years setting up<br />

the drivers’ club up and working with<br />

the original owners Errol Inwood and<br />

Ron Rutherford to get things running<br />

successfully, all while campaigning a<br />

saloon car himself for acouple of<br />

seasons.<br />

Lindsay was the first presidentofthe<br />

Woodford Glen Speedway Association<br />

(WGSA) which eventuallypurchased<br />

WoodfordGlen —named after owners:<br />

InWOOD and RutherFORD —in1979. It<br />

required alot of fund­raisingand the<br />

help of some members who underwrote<br />

the $100,000 bank loan.<br />

‘‘We worked hard promoting the<br />

speedway and paid off the loan in just<br />

two years,’’ says Lindsay.<br />

Over the next decade, WGSA<br />

negotiated with surrounding land<br />

owners to buy or swap parcels of land to<br />

eventually settle on 28 acres of freehold<br />

land which hosts the speedway’s<br />

extensive facilities today.<br />

Lindsay, who also served as Clerk of<br />

the Course and promoter, says it was<br />

hard work in those early decades.<br />

‘‘We were competing against<br />

Ruapuna’sestablished speedway track,<br />

but eventually, we emerged with our<br />

own line­up of stockcars,modifieds and<br />

saloon car racing.’’<br />

The Christchurch Speedway<br />

Association is the second oldest<br />

Speedway club in New Zealand and<br />

built the Ruapuna track in 1949.<br />

Memories ... History author Lindsay Richards surrounded by 50 years of memories from<br />

Woodford Glen Speedway.<br />

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE<br />

‘‘They were tough butfun times,‘‘ says<br />

Lindsay, ‘‘We have had many good bits<br />

and some bad bits but we are still here<br />

today.’’<br />

The idea for ahistory book has been<br />

brewing for several years.<br />

‘‘Ten years ago at our fortieth,<br />

someone asked why hasn’t abook<br />

chronicling the history of the track, and<br />

the club since 1974, been written yet.<br />

‘‘‘Now when we meet, often at<br />

funerals,someone always asks about<br />

the book, so now that I’m retired I<br />

started to write it.’’<br />

Initially, despite his years working in<br />

the media, Lindsay has found the job<br />

taxing.<br />

‘‘All the information from those early<br />

yearsisinhard copy format and had to<br />

be collated by hand from meeting<br />

programmes, media stories and<br />

yearbooks. ‘‘Luckily there have been<br />

some very good books written already<br />

about speedway in New Zealand and<br />

they had lots about the early years of<br />

the speedway.’’<br />

He says it’s now getting easier thanks<br />

to the internet as he can even find out<br />

lap times and race wins from 20 years<br />

ago online.<br />

‘‘It is still hard fact­checking the<br />

stories Iknow about or havebeen told,<br />

but it’s getting easier now that<br />

Palmerston North­based Speedway<br />

New Zealand board member, Tim<br />

Savell has offered to help me with the<br />

book's layout. With his and many others'<br />

kind help, we should have it available<br />

well before December.’’<br />

Fond Memory<br />

One of Lindsay’s favourite memories is<br />

taking the then Prime Minister, David<br />

Lange, for aride in aMonster Truck<br />

Kiwi Thunder.<br />

It was afivetonne Nissan Navara King<br />

Cub, standing four metres high and<br />

powered by an 800hp Chev V8 engine. It<br />

was being campaigned around<br />

speedway tracks in the country during<br />

1987/88.<br />

‘‘The guy who built and drove the<br />

truck, Mike Parkes from Auckland, was<br />

staying with me, prior to doing acar<br />

crush event at Woodford Glen on the<br />

coming Saturday night.<br />

‘‘The rig was parked outside my<br />

house in Shirley Road, and created so<br />

muchtraffic congestion, from people<br />

slowing down to look at it, that the<br />

policeasked if it could be relocated to<br />

side road instead,’’ he says.<br />

That weekend was also the 1988 Lady<br />

Wigram Trophy race.<br />

‘‘We had arranged for the truck to<br />

drive slowly around in agrass area in<br />

front of the spectator barriers during<br />

the lunch break.’’<br />

This was atime when Mr Lange, was<br />

pursuing his own motor racing passion,<br />

racing his Ford Laser in the AGC Ford<br />

Laser TX3i National Championships at<br />

the Wigram meeting that very day.<br />

‘‘As the monster truckapproached<br />

the pit area, the Prime Minister walked<br />

across to have abetter look.’’<br />

He duly climbed aboard and was<br />

taken for aride.<br />

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The North Canterbury News, <strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Planting days atthe Waimakariri River<br />

Tree planting days are being planned<br />

along the banks of the Waimakariri<br />

River.<br />

Native planting provides awide range<br />

of benefits including increasing native<br />

biodiversity, creating habitat for native<br />

wildlife (insects, reptiles and birds),<br />

stabilising soil, recreating ecological<br />

corridors, enhancing water quality and<br />

landscapes and providing asense of<br />

place in our rivers.<br />

The planting events include aKidsFest<br />

event at the Bailes Island Picnic area,<br />

days at The Sanctuary Wetland and<br />

Baynons Brake, and two days being<br />

organised by Forest and Bird North<br />

Canterbury.<br />

For more information, contact Gill or<br />

Brad at duty.ranger@ecan.govt.nz.<br />

First up is the ‘‘Come Plant with Me’’<br />

KidsFest planting day at the Bailes<br />

Island Picnic area on Coutts Island Road,<br />

Belfast, on Sunday July 7, from 10am.<br />

Join Environment Canterbury’s<br />

regional park rangers on the southern<br />

banks of the Waimakariri River.<br />

It is achance to learn about what<br />

Environment Canterbury is planting and<br />

why certain plants have been chosen.<br />

Spades and gloves are available, or you<br />

can bring your own.<br />

Afree barbecue will be provided.<br />

Acommunity planting day will be held<br />

at the Sanctuary Wetland on Lorimas<br />

Road, Coutts Island, Belfast, on<br />

Saturday, August 24, from 9.45am.<br />

This is the first of twovolunteer<br />

planting days at the Sanctuary Wetland.<br />

The wetland is the largest and broadest<br />

remaining lowland freshwater complex<br />

of flood plain, backswamp, swamp forest<br />

and spring­fedstream on the lower<br />

Waimakariri River.<br />

The planting day will wrap up around<br />

1pm, following abarbecue lunch.<br />

The entrance is via Lorimas Road, off<br />

Coutts Island Road.<br />

Take aleft from the stopbank and<br />

follow it west until you reach the Rock<br />

Spur car park and picnic area.<br />

The route will be signposted from the<br />

Lorimas Rd Entrance.<br />

On the north side of the river is a<br />

community planting day at Baynons<br />

Brake on Sunday, September 22, from<br />

9:45am.<br />

This is the last public planting day of<br />

the season and is being held on World<br />

Rivers Day.<br />

Baynons Brake is amodified river<br />

berm area mainly consisting of willow<br />

and poplar trees planted for flood<br />

protection.<br />

Hidden within Baynons Brake is a<br />

hotspot of biodiversity known as Baynons<br />

Bush.<br />

Once again, the planting will wrap up<br />

by 1pm, following abarbecue.<br />

The entrance to the park is from<br />

Baynons Road, which runs off Heywards<br />

Rd in Clarkville.<br />

It will be signposted from the Baynons<br />

Road /Heywards Road intersection.<br />

To register for these three planting<br />

days, go to ecan.govt.nz/your­region/<br />

living­here/regional­parks/waimakariririver­regional­park/sign­up­to­ourcommunity­planting­events/.<br />

Forest and Bird North Canterbury is<br />

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and Saturday, August 17.<br />

For more information and to register,<br />

please email NorthCanterbury.<br />

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RURAL LIFE<br />

North Canterbury News, <strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Caution urged as nitrate research continues<br />

By DAVIDHILL,<br />

Local Democracy Reporter<br />

A group of Waimakariri farmers is<br />

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Canterbury in getting abetter<br />

understanding of the state of local<br />

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Canterbury about working together to<br />

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district’s groundwater.<br />

EnvironmentCanterbury’s 2023<br />

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Canterbury, was released earlier this<br />

month and showed high nitrate levels<br />

and E. coli in some water sources.<br />

Recent water testing by Greenpeace<br />

has also raised alarm bells.<br />

But Oxford dairy farmer and trustee<br />

Cameron Henderson says the sample<br />

sizes were too small to give aclear<br />

understanding of the state of<br />

groundwater.<br />

He hoped testing would be conducted<br />

during the next irrigation season.<br />

‘‘We want to build abetter picture of<br />

where the nitrates are coming from.’’<br />

Mr Henderson says therewas ‘‘no<br />

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‘‘We know there are high levels of<br />

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17<br />

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ANorth Canterbury polled Hereford<br />

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representing eight breeds, to join the<br />

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season.<br />

Beechwood In Time 7, asix­yearold,<br />

belongs to Rob and Mary Ann<br />

Burrows of Ashley.<br />

He is at Xcell Breeding Centre in<br />

Woodend having 10,000 straws of<br />

semen collected, having come through<br />

the Beef and Lamb Progeny test at<br />

Pāmu’s Renown dairy farm in the<br />

Waikato.<br />

Atotal of 635 calves by the 23 sires<br />

were reared to amean weight of 85kg<br />

at the farm. In Time came out as areal<br />

all round bull for low birth weight to<br />

above average growth —two traits<br />

which usually contradict one another.<br />

His calves were born seventh<br />

shortest for gestation length, fourth to<br />

lightest at birth giving good calving<br />

ease, and were fifth to seventh<br />

heaviest at weaning —200, 400, and<br />

600 day weight.<br />

His dairy beef index of $138 is also<br />

well above the average, says Rob.<br />

‘‘All of In Time’s calves are polled,<br />

as he doesn’t carry the horn gene.<br />

‘‘Also his friendly temperament has<br />

obviously come through in the dairy<br />

cross calves who were easily reared,<br />

and fourth placed to reach 89kg out of<br />

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paddock.<br />

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relatively strong result in difficult<br />

trading conditions for the year ending<br />

last December despite it being adrop<br />

from the previous year’s $147.7m<br />

profit.<br />

It stacked up well against Alliance<br />

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back of arecord $73.6m profit, and the<br />

joint Chinese­Kiwi owned Silver Fern<br />

Farms’ loss of $24.4m from apositive<br />

$189.3m the year before.<br />

Anzco’s turnover of $1.83 billion was<br />

behind on $1.90b in 2022.<br />

Chief executive Peter Conley said a<br />

focus on core business activities and<br />

growing returns from strategic<br />

investments was key to the success.<br />

He said the result was pleasing<br />

considering the challenging business<br />

environment the sector experienced<br />

last year.<br />

The Covid­19 recovery brought an<br />

upswing in tourism and restaurant<br />

business was countered by the global<br />

impact of rising costs and interest<br />

rates, as well as consumers facing<br />

higher living costs, he said.<br />

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slower than anticipated and this<br />

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conditions for some key products in<br />

other markets.<br />

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managed to effectively navigate<br />

market pricing challenges for beef<br />

and lamb at various stages of the<br />

season.’’<br />

Mr Conley said amajor project<br />

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and repopulation of cattle at its Five<br />

Star Beef operation, as part of the<br />

programme to eradicate Mycoplasma<br />

bovis.<br />

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‘‘The depopulation, cleaning and<br />

repopulation had aconsiderable<br />

impact on our staff, customers, and<br />

suppliers working with the Five Star<br />

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‘‘We’re grateful to these affected<br />

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highly valued products and continuing<br />

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business.’’<br />

He said acore focus was buying<br />

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customers and delivering increased<br />

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FARM MAINTENANCE<br />

The North Canterbury News, <strong>May</strong> <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

19<br />

Maintenance cuts costs<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

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Kaiapoi improves its quarter-final hopes<br />

RUGBY<br />

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At least one Kaiapoi supporter is<br />

known to have abandoned, what<br />

he believed to be asinking ship,<br />

when he left his team’s Club Day<br />

at half time.<br />

Kaiapoi at that point was<br />

trailing Ohoka by 0­26.<br />

The disillusioned supporter<br />

was disgusted at what he saw as<br />

an awful performance against an<br />

impressive Ohoka outfit.<br />

It took asecond­half Houdini<br />

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qualifying for the quarter­finals.<br />

However, that is what<br />

eventuated with Kaiapoi running<br />

in 33 unanswered points in the<br />

second half.<br />

Instead it was Ohoka whose<br />

chances of proceeding further in<br />

this seasons Luisetti Seeds<br />

Combined Counctry competition<br />

took afatal blow when it failed to<br />

defend its 26 point lead. Just over<br />

amonth ago Ohoka had been top<br />

of the Group Btable after 4<br />

consecutive wins to open the<br />

competition, but now 4<br />

consecutive losses leaves it<br />

languishing in eighth place with<br />

no chance of progressing to post<br />

section play.<br />

In Pool Athe quarter­finalists<br />

have been known for some time.<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot who is top of<br />

this pool is the only team already<br />

assured of ahome quarter­final,<br />

while main interest in this Pool<br />

on the final day of round­robin<br />

play on Saturday will be in the<br />

clash between Prebbleton and<br />

Southern who are locked<br />

together in second position. The<br />

winner will get the advantage of a<br />

home quarter­final<br />

Pool Bthough is much closer.<br />

Waihora has virtually sealed the<br />

top spot, but Celtic, Southbridge<br />

and Kaiapoi are all locked<br />

together on 27 points, just two<br />

ahead of Darfield. Despite its<br />

heroics last Saturday, Kaiapoi is<br />

still arguably in the most<br />

vulnerable position, as it must<br />

travel to Darfield.<br />

The winner of that match is<br />

guaranteed to proceed, but if<br />

Kaiapoi falters its only hope will<br />

be if either Celtic or Southbridge<br />

stumble against Ashley or<br />

Springston respectively.<br />

Kaiapoi vOhoka<br />

In agame of two halves it was<br />

Kaiapoiwho came back from<br />

being 26­0 down at half time to<br />

snatch alate, dramatic win over a<br />

gallant Ohoka side.<br />

It was club day at Kaiapoi.<br />

Ohoka flew out of the blocks,<br />

enjoyingalions share of<br />

possession and territory.<br />

Attackingfrom everywhere<br />

and making alot of metres<br />

around the ruck and on the<br />

edges,its ability to go back to the<br />

short side andfind amismatch<br />

was impressive. Ohoka scored<br />

regularly throughout the first<br />

half dotting down four tries. Scott<br />

Allinconverted 3. It was looking<br />

good for the away side as it<br />

entered half time.<br />

Afrustrated Kaiapoi side came<br />

out in the second half,<br />

eliminating the errors it was<br />

making inthe first, and holding<br />

on to the ball for long periods of<br />

time. It scored quickly through<br />

blindside flanker Sid Coster and<br />

from there started to make<br />

regular breaks and trips into the<br />

Ohoka 22.<br />

Eventually the pressure told<br />

with Bailey Counihan scoring,<br />

converted by first five Lance<br />

Taylor. Ohoka received two<br />

yellow cardsaround this time,<br />

and the gaps started to show.<br />

Strong running by second five<br />

CyrilReece, and apowerful<br />

scrum, had Kaiapoi scoring two<br />

more tries to left wingShak<br />

Bassi, andnumber 8Chris Smith.<br />

Taylor converted both, tying the<br />

score at 26­all.<br />

As the game entered the final 7<br />

minutes Ohoka missed along<br />

range penalty goal that would’ve<br />

seen it take the lead. Then after a<br />

hectic 2minute period, the game<br />

changed. Acharge down and<br />

break from Kaiapoi half back Leo<br />

McConchie, was followed by a<br />

turnoverand break from Ohoka,<br />

whichled to atackle and ball<br />

strip from Reece, who galloped<br />

<strong>30</strong> metres,being pushed on by a<br />

vocal home crowd saw him claim<br />

the match winner with 90<br />

seconds left on the clock. Taylor<br />

converted. Ohoka received the<br />

ball from the kick off but was<br />

unable to find any gaps, and<br />

Kaiapoi completed adramatic<br />

come­from­behind victory.<br />

For Kaiapoi centre Isaiah<br />

Solomon­Ritchie and usual<br />

flanker, turned hooker Jared<br />

Gilmore were standouts. For<br />

OhokaEngland at half back and<br />

Allin werestrong. Kaiapoi now<br />

faces amust­win away game v<br />

Darfield if they want to play<br />

quarter finals rugby.<br />

Kaiapoi 33 (Sid Coster, Bailey<br />

Counihan, Shak Bassi, Chris<br />

Smith, Cyril Reece, tries Lance<br />

Taylor 4conversions beat Ohoka<br />

26 (Sam England (2), Scott Allin,<br />

Milestone ... Geoff Cherry who played his 200th game for Saracens on<br />

Saturday.<br />

PHOTO: BRIDGET ROBINSON<br />

Tom Taylor tries, Allin 3<br />

conversions)<br />

Oxford vHurunui<br />

This match was played out<br />

between two very evenly<br />

matched teams but as a<br />

spectacle, it disappointed.<br />

Most of the first half was played<br />

between the two 22s and neither<br />

side really looked like scoring<br />

until Harry Muir, who was having<br />

agood match for Oxford at first<br />

five, broke the deadlock in the<br />

36th minute. Not to be outdone<br />

Hurunuiswept straight on to<br />

attack and aconverted try to Josh<br />

Cavanagh gave it anarrow 7­5<br />

lead at the break.<br />

Five minutes into the second<br />

half Dan Brooker,who got<br />

throughapower of work for<br />

Oxford, gave his team a10­7 lead<br />

which it retained formost of the<br />

rest of the match. During this<br />

period Hurunuihad the<br />

territorial advantage but staunch<br />

Oxford defence, with George<br />

Prain, Jesse Houston and Ben<br />

Foster to the fore, snuffed out any<br />

chances Hurunuicreated.<br />

The turning point came in the<br />

72nd minute when tireless<br />

Hurunuiflanker, Gus Waghorn,<br />

was sin­binned for failing to roll<br />

away after atackle. With its<br />

opponents down aman, Oxford<br />

sensed an opportunity and<br />

consecutive tries to Houston and<br />

Brooker sealed aClub Day<br />

victory for Oxford. Hurunui<br />

struck back right on time when<br />

Cale Dobby crossed.<br />

While the final scoreline<br />

flattered Oxford, it did deserve<br />

its 4try to 2victory. Prop Ben<br />

Jones, ahalftime replacement,<br />

made an impression during the<br />

second half.<br />

Oxford 24 (Harry Muir, Dan<br />

Brooker (2), Jesse Houston, tries<br />

Seamus Smythe 2conversions<br />

beat Hurunui 14 (Josh Cavanagh,<br />

Cale Dobby, tries, Logan Topp 2<br />

conversions.)<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot vWest Melton<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot started well at<br />

Magpie Stadium (Cheviot),<br />

consistently applying pressure<br />

on the visitors.<br />

The pressureproved too much<br />

for West Melton with aHarry<br />

Allen try to start the points off for<br />

the day. Glenmark­Cheviot kept<br />

its foot down by dominating set<br />

piece, particularly the scrums.<br />

Off the back of this strong set<br />

piece, the backs enjoyed front<br />

foot ball, with some great inter<br />

play which lead to Jake Vincent<br />

bagging adouble in the first half,<br />

in what was aman­of­the­match<br />

performance.<br />

Angus Gibb, again proved<br />

incredibly tough to contain,<br />

making an immense amount of<br />

post contact metres to<br />

continually get Glenmark­<br />

Cheviot on the front foot. Ethan<br />

McDuff rounded out the first half<br />

with awalk over try.<br />

West Melton came out in the<br />

second half much more strongly,<br />

especially stand out performer<br />

Ilaisa Gabrieli, who was aforce<br />

on the left wing. He lead West<br />

Melton to anumber of line<br />

breaks, and large periods of<br />

dominance in the second half.<br />

Andrew Zuppicich, Glenmark­<br />

Cheviot, dropped the ball over<br />

the line, but made up for this<br />

later with atry in the 81st minute.<br />

Glenmark­Cheviot 41 (Harry<br />

Allen, Jake Vincent (2) Ethan<br />

McDuff, Andrew Zuppicich tries,)<br />

beat West Melton 19.<br />

Springston vAshley<br />

Intent on apositive start, it took<br />

only 10 minutes for Ashley to go<br />

out to a10­nil advantage with<br />

tries to Matt Kippenberger from<br />

alineout drive, and Korbyn Gray<br />

who dashed 60 metres to score<br />

the visitors second try.<br />

Goal kicking lapses again<br />

plagued Ashley’s game plan and<br />

would later prove to be its<br />

Achilles heel .<br />

Springston, somewhat shocked<br />

by the start, knuckled down and<br />

its forwards went to work being<br />

rewarded with aconverted try<br />

after 14 minutes.<br />

From then on the story of the<br />

day, from Ashley’s viewpoint, was<br />

missed kicks, mistakes, penalties,<br />

alot of frustrating rugby with<br />

many attacking opportunities<br />

going unrewarded with last pass<br />

errors.<br />

Ashley’s solitary points in the<br />

second half came from another<br />

try to Matt Kippenberger when<br />

the visitors finally put together a<br />

well worked attack in the 64th<br />

minute. Both sides then had<br />

opportunities to go on and win<br />

the game with Springston<br />

drawing level in the 74th minute<br />

with atry.<br />

With both sides reduced to 14<br />

players, fading light and training<br />

lights turned on, winter rugby<br />

which started in full sunlight was<br />

reduced to arather sombre<br />

affair, reflecting Ashley’s<br />

fortunes. With 3minutes to go,<br />

Springston had apenalty kick to<br />

win the game. It hit the cross bar<br />

bouncing back into the field of<br />

play. An unfortunate injury in the<br />

ensuing ruck resulted in Ashley’s<br />

Jack Regan needing assistance to<br />

leave the field. The time taken<br />

for treatment of Regan reignited<br />

the Ashley side and from the<br />

penalty abreak out by Korbyn<br />

Gray went the length of the field.<br />

This foray was rewarded with a<br />

kickable penalty opportunity, but<br />

Ashley opted for alineout option,<br />

touch was missed, and the game<br />

was over.<br />

Springston 15 drew with Ashley<br />

15 (Matt Kippenberger (2),<br />

Korbyn Gray tries).<br />

Continued Page 21<br />

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NC SPORTS RESULTS<br />

Rangiora Bridge Club<br />

Cherry Pairs: North/South:<br />

Diane Watson/Margaret<br />

Smith 1,Bunty Marshall/<br />

Veronica Hall 2, Denise Lang/<br />

Julie Day 3. E/W: Rosemary<br />

Smart/Robin Denley 1, Liz<br />

Duke/Rhoda Quinn 2,<br />

Margaret Pickering/Janice<br />

Pickering 3.<br />

Rata Pairs: N/S: Judith<br />

Driver/Jan Roose 1, Heather<br />

Waldron/Robyn Dawson 2,<br />

Janice Pickering/Maree<br />

Felstead 3. E/W: Moody<br />

Shokry/Peter Story 1, Noeline<br />

Goodgame/Phillipa Watkins 2,<br />

Nancy Harris/Stephanie<br />

Galbraith 3.<br />

Junior Evening: N/S: Gayle<br />

Saunders/Debra Wilson 1,<br />

Annette Caldwell/Gail Dunlop<br />

2, Kate Whitehead/Anne<br />

Bagrie 3. E/W: Murray Davis/<br />

Sharyn Davis 1, Gerard<br />

McCrea/Denis Milne 2, Dani<br />

Crotty/Alison Howie 3.<br />

Premier Pairs: N/S: Jim<br />

Knight/Ken Fox 1, Dave<br />

Tocker/Sue McIlroy 2, Rona<br />

Maslowski/Tom Rose 3. E/W:<br />

Jenny Story/Peter Story 1,<br />

Gaynor Hurford/Dawn<br />

Simpson 2, Jan Roose/<br />

Jannene Cumming 3.<br />

Cherry Pairs, <strong>May</strong> 18: North<br />

/+South: Liz Partridge/Sue<br />

McIlroy 1, Nita Sheasby/<br />

Andrea Dempsey 2, Tom<br />

Rose/Robyn Dawson 3. E/W<br />

Gaynor Hurford/Joyce Gray 1.<br />

Liz Duke/Rhoda Quinn 2,<br />

Dawn Simpson/Linda<br />

Hanham 3.<br />

Presidents,<strong>May</strong> 20: N/S<br />

Lynne Stephenson/Noeline<br />

Goodgame 1, Val Atkinson/<br />

Helen Phillips 2, Loraine<br />

Barnett/Sue McIlroy 3. E/W<br />

Lesley Shipley/Murray Ross 1,<br />

Marion Lomax/Gail Dunlop 2,<br />

Geoff Swailes/Penny Fisher 3.<br />

Junior Evening, <strong>May</strong> 20: Ben<br />

Prain/Julie Smith 1, Gayle<br />

Saunders/Debra Wilson 2,<br />

Margriet Djkstra/Helen<br />

Kenna 3.<br />

Plate Pairs, <strong>May</strong> 22: N/S Dawn<br />

Simpson/Sue McIlroy 1.<br />

Phillipa Watkins/Nikki<br />

Luisetti 2. Alan Blackie/Ann<br />

Blackie 3. E/W: Robin<br />

Hassall/Gaynor Hurford 1,<br />

Richard Luisetti/Barry Smart<br />

2, Jill Amer/Andrew Findlay<br />

3.<br />

Waimakariri Gorge Golf<br />

Stableford (<strong>May</strong> 16): 18 Holes:<br />

J Deans ­38, BFaulkner ­36.<br />

No 4Nearest to Pin for 2–R<br />

Pilbrow, No 11 Nearest to Pin<br />

for 2–SMacdonald, No 17<br />

Nearest to Pin for 1–B<br />

Faulkner. Longest Putt –No9<br />

–SMacdonald.<br />

Nine holes: J Smith ­21, Nett<br />

Eagle ­9–JSmith.<br />

Nancy McCormick –36Holes<br />

(Alternate Shots): NWeavers<br />

&LSmith, 1; MTeAwa &E<br />

Steele, 2; J Blatch &B<br />

Thompson, 3.<br />

<strong>May</strong> 23 matchplay, 18 holes:<br />

Mixed pairs:­DJudson &L<br />

Steele, RRiki &MTeAwa.<br />

Single matches:­JBlatch, J<br />

Collins, FNimmo, C<br />

MacDonald, CBush, J<br />

Pottinger, J Deans, V<br />

McKenzie.<br />

No 4Nearest to Pin for 2–J<br />

Deans; No 8Nearest to Pin for<br />

1–NRobertson; No 11<br />

Nearest to Pin for 2–L<br />

Anderson; No 17 Nearest to<br />

Pin for 1–KChappel.<br />

Longest Putt –No9–D<br />

Judson.<br />

Twos –K Chappel.<br />

Nine holes best Nett: J<br />

Stewart –35, J Jenkins ­47.<br />

Amberley Golf Club<br />

<strong>May</strong>18: DWalker 67, J Bates<br />

69, BMills 70, GDemmocks<br />

71, CEaton 71, HMurray 72, S<br />

Dalkie 72, AGenet 72, J Yates<br />

72, RAtwill 72, RClifton 72.<br />

Excel Design Longest Putt. C<br />

Eaton<br />

Mid Week Men: PWylie 42, M<br />

Bruner 37, DRowell 38, A<br />

Falloon 37, MGrover 37, D<br />

Irving 37.<br />

Longest Putt: PWylie.<br />

Mid Week Women: B<br />

Pettigrew 70, J Bishop 70, K<br />

Percy 72, BScott 72, S<br />

Widdowson 72.<br />

Longest Putt: FReardon.<br />

LGU winner for <strong>May</strong>: K<br />

Pepper 67.<br />

Nine holers, Men: DPercy 23,<br />

CMurray 21, LBrockway 21.<br />

Ladies: HAstell 24, MCottier<br />

22, CBrown 21.<br />

<strong>May</strong> 25: Bisque Par:­JByrne<br />

+6, RHornblow +5, S<br />

Widdowson +5, TFleete +4, J<br />

Cumming +4, GMurray +5, L<br />

Schwaiger +3, RTurnbull +3,<br />

J Morgan +3, PNeumann +2.<br />

Excel Design Build Longest<br />

Putt: J Cumming .<br />

Mid Week Men: <strong>May</strong> 22:­J<br />

Byrne +3, BBalderstone +2, I<br />

Rouse +5, BClark­Hall<br />

square, BMills square.<br />

Longest Putt: AFalloon.<br />

Nine holers putting: <strong>May</strong> 22:­<br />

J Evans 11, DGoodwin 13, R<br />

Hayward 14, OPatchett 16.<br />

Amberley Smallbore Rifle<br />

Club<br />

KQuigley 100.7, DQuigley<br />

99.7, KBrown 98.4, MBlack<br />

97.4, OMitchelI 97.1, W<br />

Parker 92.3, NJerebine 91.0, S<br />

Ironmonger 89.2, TDavey<br />

88.0, KJerebine 86.2, E<br />

Patchett 85.0<br />

<strong>May</strong> 27: KQuigley 100.5, K<br />

Brown 99.6, OMitchelI 99.3, D<br />

Quigley 98.5, IFrazer 92.3, W<br />

Parker 92.2, SIronmonger<br />

90.2, GSampey 88.1, TDavey<br />

84.0, NJerebine 83.0.<br />

Stokes Motorsport ...<br />

The Stokes rallying team relishing its home rally.<br />

PHOTO: SUPPLIED<br />

Stokes home rally<br />

Robbie Stokes is hoping to claim backto­back<br />

wins in his Ford Fiesta AP4<br />

when the Canterbury Rally returns<br />

this weekend.<br />

Stokes won the event last year in a<br />

Ford Escort, the first time the event<br />

has been won in a2WD car for 36<br />

years.<br />

His younger brother Jack Stokes,<br />

with co driver Sarah Faulkner, will<br />

also be competing in the event, and is<br />

out for redemption after crashing out<br />

on the final stage in 2023.<br />

Stokes Motorsport, based in<br />

Waikuku, has had avery successful<br />

start to the season.<br />

Robbie, alongside new co­driver<br />

Sarah Brennan, has secured second<br />

overall at the first two rounds of the<br />

New Zealand Rally Championship<br />

(NZRC).<br />

On the back of these two<br />

performances, the pair lead the<br />

national championship.<br />

Jack has shown great pace in his<br />

rookie year of the NZRC. He has<br />

achieved two podium finishes in his<br />

Ford Fiesta R2 at the Otago and South<br />

Canterbury Rally’s, even after losing<br />

time in the latter event due to a<br />

snapped gear stick.<br />

The Canterbury Rally is not part of<br />

the NZRC but will count towards the<br />

South Island based Mainland Rally<br />

Championship.<br />

‘‘Heading back to local roads for the<br />

Canterbury Rally is always ahighlight<br />

for us.<br />

‘‘This is where Igot my first rally<br />

win, and it would be awesome to be<br />

able to do that again especially with<br />

friends and family supporting,’’ says<br />

Robbie.<br />

‘‘We are really proud to have Team<br />

Hutchinson Ford backing us this<br />

season. As ateam we are finally<br />

getting the results we knew were<br />

possible and to have their support<br />

helps us to focus on the driving.’’<br />

The Canterbury Rally will be held<br />

on Sunday, June 2.<br />

Eleven North Canterbury locals will<br />

be competing in the event which has<br />

eight stages covering atotal of 140km.<br />

Most will be held in theOkuku and<br />

Ashley Forest, with plenty of<br />

spectating opportunities.<br />

The final stage will be held at<br />

Ruapuna Motorsport Park with the<br />

first car due to start at 3.55pm. Entry is<br />

$5 per person, or $10 acar with all<br />

proceeds going to the Cancer Society.<br />

Saracens stalwart celebrates his 200th senior match<br />

From Page 20<br />

Saracens vMethven<br />

Saracens’ stalwart Geoff<br />

Cherry was celebrating his<br />

200th senior match for the<br />

club, but there was little else<br />

to celebrate at Southbrook<br />

Park.<br />

An accomplished Methven<br />

team were relentless from the<br />

kickoff and got away to a21­0<br />

lead in as many minutes.<br />

Shocked saracens finally able<br />

to get their hands on the ball<br />

and strung together multiple<br />

phases to allow flanker Dave<br />

Addison to cross over near the<br />

posts. Oscar Burney slotted the<br />

conversion. This gave<br />

Saracens some confidence.<br />

They managed once again to go<br />

on the attack and crossed over<br />

in the corner but<br />

unfortunately the winger<br />

dropped the ball over the line.<br />

Methven maintained their<br />

point­a­minute spree taking a<br />

42­7 lead into halftime.<br />

The second half brought more<br />

of the same with Saracens<br />

managing only aconsolation<br />

try to Hadrian Jackson while<br />

the Methven onslaught<br />

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the region’s<br />

sporting events<br />

continued.<br />

Saracens 14 (Dave Addison,<br />

Hadrian Jackson, tries Oscar<br />

Burney two conversions) lost<br />

to Methven 75.<br />

Rakaia vWoodend<br />

Woodend travelled to Rakaia,<br />

buoyed by amuch better<br />

performance last week against<br />

Celtic.<br />

It certainly showed this again,<br />

dominating the first half with<br />

the Swaine brothers, Connor<br />

scoring two tries and Jordie<br />

one to establish adeserved<br />

17­7 halftime lead.<br />

But Rakaia stormed back in<br />

the second half with five<br />

unanswered tries.<br />

Rakaia 38 beat Woodend 17<br />

(Connor Swaine 2tries, Jordie<br />

Swaine 1try, 1conversion).<br />

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Culver Formula FirstRookie-of-the-Year<br />

By JOHN COSGROVE<br />

Fernsideschool pupil Jackson Culver is<br />

the youngest­everrace winner and<br />

Formula First Rookie of the Year in New<br />

Zealand motorsport history.<br />

The 12­year­old from Loburn in North<br />

Canterbury, won the Formula Firstend­ofseasonrace<br />

at Manfield, with afaultless<br />

performance in the one­hour endurance<br />

race.<br />

He is the youngest at 12 years and 225<br />

days, to do so in the 56­yearhistory of the<br />

category, and to take thecoveted Rookieof­the­Year<br />

title.<br />

He is younger than other now­famous<br />

drivers such as Scott Dixon, Nick<br />

Cassidy, and Liam Lawson to take<br />

victory in aFormula Firstsingle­seater<br />

racing car. They achieved their wins at<br />

the age of 13.<br />

Jackson benefited from gaining his<br />

nationalmotor racing licence when the<br />

age limit was lowered to 12.<br />

His debut race win came one<br />

weekend after he secured Rookie­of<br />

­the­Year in the New Zealand Formula<br />

First Championship, 212 points clear of<br />

his nearest rival.<br />

He finished sixth overall for the<br />

eight­round championship when he<br />

amassed 22 top­10 finishes over the 25<br />

races, eight times in the top six.<br />

‘‘From what Iwanted to achieve at<br />

the start of the season, to what I've<br />

achieved, I'm happy,’’says Jackson.<br />

He says he came into the pits after<br />

finishing the final race and he didn't<br />

know whether he had won it or not.<br />

‘‘I asked afew people and they said<br />

I'dwon, and then it took acouple of<br />

minutesfor me to realise I'd won this<br />

race.’’<br />

Jackson started karting when he was<br />

six and over the years has won many<br />

titles and races.<br />

He spent last year racing karts in<br />

Australia beforehestepped up to the<br />

Formula First series.<br />

Jackson's father,Paul Culver,a<br />

property and business investor, says<br />

every three weeks they wereonaplane<br />

to somewhereinAussie, from January<br />

to the end of August.<br />

‘‘He missed the winter series in<br />

Formula First, but we received a<br />

special dispensation from Motorsport<br />

New Zealand, which meant he could<br />

start in the summer national series<br />

based on his karting successes.’’<br />

Paul has had alifetime interest in<br />

motorsport. ‘‘I did abit of karting and<br />

rallying when Iwas younger, now Ilook<br />

forward to spending time with my four<br />

childrenand helping my two sons in<br />

motorsport.’’ Jackson, meanwhile, will<br />

race in the upcoming <strong>2024</strong> Formula<br />

First winter series at Manfield.<br />

Jackson Culver ... New Zealand's<br />

youngest ever Formula First race winner<br />

and Rookie­of­the­Year, leading the field.<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF RIDDER<br />

Cheviot teen takes step towards ultimate motocross goal<br />

By SHELLEY TOPP<br />

Cheviot teenager Richard Spencer has<br />

become New Zealand’s fourth fasted<br />

motocross rider in his class.<br />

He achieved the result in the 13­16 yearold<br />

85cc class, at the three­day New<br />

Zealand Junior Motocross Nationals,<br />

which were held last month at Flipp’s<br />

Motocross Park Circuit in Himatangi, near<br />

Levin.<br />

The new ranking is another important<br />

step towards Richard's ultimate goal of<br />

becoming an international motocross<br />

rider representing New Zealand.<br />

It was achieved competing against a<br />

classy field of <strong>30</strong> young riders,including<br />

Levi Townley,who has raced extensively<br />

overseas, and is the son of Ben Townley,<br />

winner of the 2004 MX World<br />

Championship, and Brodie Court from<br />

Australia, who finished first and second<br />

respectively.<br />

This followed ahard fought battle to the<br />

very end between North Island rider Bo<br />

Phillips and Richard. Their battle<br />

resulted in athird­equal draw but after a<br />

count back Richard, who suffered two<br />

serious crashes in race 3, was placed<br />

fourth.<br />

Richard, aged 14, was initially ‘‘double<br />

classing’’ at the nationals, also entering<br />

the 12­14 125cc class.<br />

He rode three races of the five in that<br />

competition, but had to pull out after the<br />

last crashinthe 85cc eventtoallow the<br />

heavy bruising he sustained to go down.<br />

However, even though he missed<br />

competing in two races of the 125cc<br />

competition,points earned in the first<br />

three races enabled him to finish 12th in<br />

that class competing against 28 riders.<br />

Richard has been riding motocross<br />

since he was two­years­old. His parents<br />

Fiona and Danny are sheep and beef<br />

farmers in the Ethelton Valley, near<br />

Cheviot. Fiona says both Danny and<br />

Richard are motorbike mad and they both<br />

use them to get around the farm. Their<br />

passion for the motocross sport is taking<br />

the family on ‘‘an amazing journey, with<br />

some major ups and downs since 2018’',<br />

Fiona says.<br />

In December 2021 Richard broke his<br />

femur at the Rat Track SuperCross in<br />

Nelson which kept him away from<br />

Motocross powerhouse ... Cheviot Area<br />

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Canterbury Land District – Waimakariri District<br />

Schedule<br />

Area<br />

ha<br />

0.4784 more or less<br />

The Land islocated adjoining 11and 22 Barwells Road,<br />

Loburn.<br />

Dated at Rangiora this 15th day of <strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Jeff Millward<br />

Chief Executive<br />

Waimakariri District Council<br />

Notice of Intention to Take<br />

Land for Road, Barwells Road,<br />

Waimakariri District<br />

To:The successors of Mr John Dobson ofSpreydon<br />

1. Takenotice thatWaimakariri District Council<br />

proposes to take,under the Public WorksAct 1981,<br />

the land described in the Schedule to this notice (Land).<br />

2. TheLand is required forroad.<br />

Reasonsfor TakingLand<br />

3. The reason why Waimakariri District Council considers<br />

itessential to takethe Land is to complete thelegal vesting<br />

as road of aportion ofBarwells Road thatwasintended to<br />

be conveyed tothe Crown forthe purposes ofroad andhas<br />

beenformed and used asroad forasignificantperiod of<br />

time.<br />

Your Right to Object<br />

4. The Land hasnot yet beentaken.<br />

5. Youhavearight to object to the taking of the Land.<br />

6. If youwish to object, you must send awritten objection<br />

to the Registrar,Environment Court,Justice &Emergency<br />

Services Precinct, 20 Lichfield Street, Christchurch 8013 or<br />

DX:WX11113 Christchurch, within 20 working days after<br />

the publication of thisnotice.<br />

7. Ifyou make an objection, apublic hearing of the<br />

objection will be held unless you give written notice to the<br />

Environment Courtthatyou want the hearingtobeheld in<br />

private.<br />

8. If you make anobjection:<br />

a. Youwill be advised ofthe time and place of thehearing;<br />

and<br />

b. Youwill have the right to appearand be heard<br />

personally or to be represented by abarrister orasolicitor<br />

or anyother personyou authorise.<br />

Your Right to Compensation<br />

9. This notice, and the right to object describedabove<br />

relate to the taking of the Land and nottoyourright to<br />

compensation. Underthe Public WorksAct 1981 you are<br />

entitled to full compensation, if your interest theLand is<br />

taken. If this compensation cannotbeagreed between you<br />

andWaimakariri DistrictCouncil, it canbedetermined in<br />

separate proceedings before the Land Valuation Tribunal.<br />

WARNING<br />

THIS NOTICE CONCERNS YOUR RIGHTS OVER THE LAND<br />

REFERRED TO. IFYOU ARE INANY DOUBT ABOUT<br />

ITS EFFECT YOUSHOULD OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE<br />

IMMEDIATELY.<br />

DO NOTDELAY.<br />

The Land is locatedadjoining 11and 22 Barwells Road,<br />

Loburn.<br />

Canterbury Land District – Waimakariri District<br />

Schedule<br />

Area<br />

ha<br />

0.4784 more orless<br />

Description<br />

Part Rural Section 7807 (part Deeds<br />

Index 8c/s 960 in DR 135/183)<br />

Description<br />

Part Rural Section7807 (part Deeds<br />

Index 8c/s 960 in DR 135/183)<br />

Dated at Rangiora this 15th dayof<strong>May</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Jeff Millward<br />

Chief Executive<br />

WaimakaririDistrict Council<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

Rangiora<br />

HighSchool<br />

Casual<br />

Cleaners<br />

RangioraHighSchool<br />

is proud to be acaring,<br />

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environment inspiring<br />

life-long learning.<br />

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We areseeking to<br />

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forbothafternoon and/or<br />

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Allenquiries and CV’s<br />

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school.nz.<br />

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Rangiora<br />

HighSchool<br />

Food and<br />

Nutrition<br />

Technician<br />

Permanent, part-time<br />

working15hrs/wk<br />

duringtermtime, to<br />

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and to apply, please<br />

visitthe Join Us /<br />

Employment page of<br />

our website.<br />

www.rangiorahigh.<br />

school.nz<br />

Applications close at<br />

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June <strong>2024</strong><br />

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Rangiora<br />

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Permanent<br />

Full-Time<br />

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to apply, pleasevisit the<br />

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studentswithhighand<br />

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employment<br />

Personal<br />

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• Do youprideyourself on your organisational skills?<br />

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An understanding of local government would be useful but<br />

is notessential.<br />

The positionisfixed term for 18 months. However,ifworkload<br />

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If youhavethe appropriate skills,experience,and attitude to<br />

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ourteam, getintouch because we want to hear fromyou.<br />

Formoreinformation on thepositioncontact Denise Cowan,<br />

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Applicationsclose at 5pm on Sunday 16 June <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

The Council is an equalopportunityemployer.<br />

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100% LOCALLYOWNED &OPERATED.<br />

*Ifyou findalowerpriceonanidenticalin-stock product, we will beatitby15%.<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 />

sameproduct cheaper fromanother Mitre10store or onlineatwww.mitre10.co.nz we’ll match thatprice. The in-store price<br />

maybelowerthanthatadvertised.<br />

RANGIORA

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