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Local Builder With Hands On Quality
Rick Gordon, RGB Limited, is a building expert and prides himself
on delivering "what the client wants." His point of difference being
onsite and on the tools, managing his new builds to completion
which enables him
to deliver what
he promises. Lyn
says "my association
with local builder Rick
Gordon over the
past 5 years both in
subdivision and new
homes has been
If you want a hands on, design built home, give Lyn a call. We
can offer house and land packages and have several homes
nearing completion. Add your personal touch to your biggest
asset, enquire today.
Rick Gordon Building
Are you thinking of a new home?
Local builder Rick is happy to discuss your 'wish list.'
Building locally in North Canterbury for over 15 years, he
takes pride in being hands on.
• House and land packages
• Design built homes
• Spec homes
Make that call now --
Phone Rick 027 221 4340 or Lyn 027 233 6938 today!
Aspen Street, Rangiora
Sequoia Way, Rangiora
31 Aspen Street, Rangiora
2 Walnut Way, Rangiora
40 Aspen Street, Rangiora
Rick & the boys on site at Walnut Way, Rangiora
Walnut Way, Rangiora
Karts take over the
car park on race day
ON YOUR MARKS: Twins Poppy and Jack, with their mum, Rangiora Mazda's Tara Francis, are looking forward to the
Rangiora Mazda Soap Box Derby in October.
RANGIORA'S SOAP Box Derby
has a new sponsor, with Rangiora
Mazda coming on board to support
Following approval from Mitre
10 Mega for the use of its car park
in Southbrook, Rangiora Promo-
tions is now looking to take the
popular fixture to a new level with
car displays, change-a-tyre compe-
titions, and of course, fast, excit-
ing soap box kart racing.
Having a new sponsor not only
gives us the opportunity to put
more resources into the event, but
we can also tap into the firm's net-
work of car-related contacts and
put together something for all car
lovers and families to enjoy,'' Ran-
giora Promotions coordinator
Kirstyn Barnett said.
The derby will be held on Octo-
ber 12, rain or shine.
Build your own or you can bor-
row one on the day. Entry forms
at rangiorapromotions.co.nz or
Visit Waimakariri events page.
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We all pay price of
legal high alcohol
So the publican of Kaikanui
Tavern is concerned about
proposed restricted drinking
hours that would reduce his
profits (Outlook, July 31).
Never mind, just get over it.
He should realise that the
pendulum of public opinion is now
swinging the other way.
His profits are made from the
sale of a drug -- a socially accepted
drug -- but a drug no less.
The consequences of his sales
are evident every weekend, to the
detriment of the rest of us.
The policy of the Waimakariri
District Council should be
applauded. If Hurunui wants to
retain their status quo, then that
is up to them.
Maybe our midnight tipplers
should go by bus to the Amberley
Carry on there, to spill out at
3am on the streets of that fair
Rates need stability
Rick Caddick (Outlook, July 31)
suggests that rating should be
funded through broadening the
tax base -- in other words, rates
based on income tax.
Your readers may be interested
to know that Australia introduced
the Local Government (Personal
Income Tax Sharing) Act in 1976,
and abolished it ten years later, in
The reason that the act was
abolished was primarily because
the link to personal income tax
revenue was too volatile -- local
government could not plan ahead
because it could not predict the
size of the grants that it might
Today, the Federal State funds
local government by way of
financial assistance grants on a
per capita basis, and a roading
Land taxes, or rates, are also
levied by local councils.
Dr Michael Gousmett
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