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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, AUGUST 22, 2012
150 Hurunui Mouth Road
Domett, Cheviot, North Canterbury
Ph 03 3198 761
Fax 03 3198 396
0800 352 435
On Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September High Country Explorer Tours will be offering special one-off
excursions for the residents of North Canterbury, giving them the opportunity to visit a normally
inaccessible part of our region.
The itinerary will consist :-
• 0930hrs Morning tea at Hamilton Lodge Woodstock Station Oxford.
• 1000hrs Jet boat journey up stream into the Waimakariri Gorge with stop offs at points of interest along
the way, arrive at Pig Gully on Flock Hill Station.
• 1100hr s At the rivers edge next board a four-wheel drive "Tussock Buggy", and set off on a 23km 4WD
safari across 36,OOO-acre Flock Hill Station. Learn about the colourful local history of this
remote, isolated area. Stop of and explore the historic Petticoat junction.
• 1300hrs arrive at Flock Hill Lodge for the three course lunch.
• 1400hrs Depart Flock Hill Lodge by 4x4 as we set off back across the station to Pig Gully, stopping off to
explore the old abandoned coal mine at Avoca.
• 1600hrs Reboard the jet boat for a high speed run downstream to Woodstock.
• 1620hrs Arrive at Hamilton Lodge for afternoon tea.
For enquiries call 0800 863 975. Bookings & information @ www.high-Country.co.nz
Prior bookings must be made before date of departure. Minimum numbers will apply
Special Limited Offer
Heavily discounted Rate Adults $120 Children 4 - 14years $60
• We design, prepare and submit traffic management plans
• Fully qualified STMS's
• Fully equipped trucks and attenuator
• Variable Messaging Boards (VMS) for hire
• Temporary signs and cones for hire
187a Ohoka Road, Kaiapoi. Phone 03 327 6400
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, www.menatworkltd.co.nz
Exceptional New Emerging Business:
Exceptional Sustainable Business:
Exceptional Niche Market Business:
Exceptional Retail Business:
The Northern Outlook would like
to wish all finalists good luck at
the awards ceremony on Friday,
31 August, 2012
Exceptional Tourism Business:
Exceptional Service Business:
Meating the challenge
Proudly North Canterbury-based,
Harris Meats has forged itself a fine
reputation for not only producing
exceptional meat products but
also training skilled butchers and
Harris Meats is one of the few
remaining totally integrated
licensed abattoirs and meat
processing businesses servicing
the New Zealand domestic market.
Originally starting as a corner
butcher's shop in Cheviot in 1956
by Clare and the late Dennis Harris,
the business has expanded under
the direction of brothers Bryan and
Nick Harris. The main operation is
now run from the factory site in
Domett, near Cheviot, and the
small butcher's shop in Cheviot
has been retained.
The main focus of the business
is wholesaling meat to
supermarkets, butchers, caterers,
accommodation businesses, clubs
and restaurants across the
northern half of the south island,
including Christchurch. This ranges
from the company providing
whole carcasses through to
gourmet sausages and award-
"By having our own abattoir and
doing the processing on the same
site, we are able to have full
control over the whole process
involved in processing sheep, beef
and pigs into quality products,"
Employing 38 staff, Harris Meats
has an excellent history of
developing and training young
apprentices into skilled butchers.
There are now four apprentice
butchers at various stages of their
training, and one apprentice has
just successfully completed his
Avoid beaten track
Based in Rangiora, High Country Explorer Tours is
New Zealand's only company providing an inclusive
series of seamless journeys using up to four modes of
transport point to point -- the TranzAlpineTMTrain , 4x4
"tussock buggy", jet boat and coach.
The "Off the Beaten Track" excursion is a premium
product which in recent years has become one of
New Zealand highest-rated cruise ship shore
Due to the complex logistics of the operation and
to maintain the highest possible standard of guest
service and safety, all excursions are sold as an
inclusive package from door-to-door or wharf-to-
They can be bought from High Country Explorer
Tours or through all New Zealand-based agents.
By incorporating these various modes of transport,
guests are able to experience more, all in a leisurely
From the conceptual stage in 1991, which included
the construction of a 23-kilometre access route
through the rugged mountains of Flock Hill sheep
station (35,000 acres), between the Waimakariri River
and the Great Alpine Highway (SHW73), the company
has developed a product which is unique to New
Departing from, and returning to Christchurch,
Lyttelton or Akaroa, the trip involves a journey of
discovery and adventure for those from a wide age,
nationality and cultural background, who experience
travels into previously inaccessible and spectacular
parts of Canterbury.
Safety the priority
The business of Men at Work is
temporary traffic management.
Clients are mostly contractors
who are intending to use the
road while they get their job done,
warning the public of the work
site, directing traffic and keeping
the public and clients safe.
Men at Work is a family business
based in Ohoka Rd, Kaiapoi and
run by Dean and Esther Hyde.
"We started as an owner/
operator business in 2009,'' they
''Our business has grown
immensely in the last three years.
As well as ourselves, our team now
comprises of four management
staff, two administration and 20
"When our client contacts us we
apply to the council or appropriate
roading authority for permission
to use the road on the dates
Then we organise to have the
temporary traffic management in
place while our client is working
on or near the road.
''We have moved office to
Ohoka Road in Kaiapoi -- perfect
for us as one of our most
important customers is the
Waimak District Council.
Many of our employees also live
in the area and there are great
local suppliers we use daily.
''As the owners of Men at Work
we have spent a lot of time soul
searching to 'design' the life we
wanted for ourselves, our family,
and our team.
''We have sought the help and
guidance of our business mentor
and friend Colin Clapp for this.''
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