Riley Smart rides for the North Canterbury BMX Club.  He sets his achievements high and his two goals were to make the Mighty 11 team (the pinnacle achievement of junior BMX in NZ) and to win the NZ National Championships – he achieved both!!  He diligently reached out for sponsorship to assist his family with the costs and Townsend Fields are very proud to support Riley and his family and be part of his BMX journey.

The Mighty 11’s was held in Brisbane recently and unfortunately Riley’s team suffered injuries losing two members just prior to the race.  The girls team however had an amazing race and won!

Riley also competed in the individual class and absolutely smashed it, taking the win!!

A big Congratulations to you Riley!  We are mighty proud of you and your fellow Mighty 11’s, and are honoured to be part of the sponsorship allowing youth to achieve their goals and dreams.


Stage 2 sections are ready for their new owners to start building their dream home.

A BIG thank you to all the creative kids of Te Matauru School who entered our recent colouring competition sponsored by Townsend Fields. Cherie Stevenson and Limei Zhao helped me judge the entries. It was extremely difficult to pick winners because they all had something we loved about their creation. Congratulations to our 9 winners who received vouchers to spend at The Warehouse.

Great News! Our Titles for Stage 1 are now available so you can begin building your dream home asap.

The following We are pleased to share with the community our new school name –

“Te Matauru Primary”

The following is an excerpt from today’s Northern Outlook which explains more about the origins and aspirations of our name.

“Rangiora’s new school now has a fitting new name, replacing the interim name of Rangiora West School.

The new school’s establishment board of trustees approached local rūnanga Ngāi Tūāhuriri with a view to them gifting a name which would have more significance for the school.

Principal Danny Nicholls said he was grateful to Ngāi Tūāhuriri for their careful consideration, and he was thrilled with the name they came back with: Te Matauru, meaning the eye to the west.

The name is broken into mata (face or eye) and uru (west). Mata is also short for taumata, which means summit, top of hill or resting place.

The school is situated in west Rangiora, and when built will look out to the west. While the school site is near a Māori reserve, it was not a place of major settlement.

The rūnanga also gifted a vision statement to the school: Ekea Ka Taumata Ki Te Uru, meaning ‘look to the peaks of the alps and ascend to great heights’.

Nicholls said the establishment board had accepted the gifted name and the Ministry of Education has confirmed that the school name shall be named Te Matauru Primary.”

Townsend Fields presents a living space that enhances your outdoor experience with open countryside. Surrounded by recreational reserves, waterways, native planting and recreational walkways and paths, Townsend Fields is a dynamic subdivision creatively designed and located at the end of Townsend Road in Rangiora. Simply put, it’s the town’s newest, eco-friendly location to call home.

Whether it is retirees looking for a tranquil, peaceful setting or families wishing to raise their children in a safe, family-friendly environment, Townsend Fields is the natural choice for living.  Lot sizes begin at a spacious at 600m2. Stage 1a is now complete and has 45 lots available for purchase. The land is TC1 rated (meaning future land damage from liquefaction is unlikely)so residents can be rest assured the associated natural spaces will be less impacted by any future seismic activity.


Stage 1a is NOW available to purchase, with Stage 1b available in May/June 2019. There will be five stages in total.


Plan today for a fabulous future at Townsend Fields. Get in touch


Behind the Project

Townsend Fields operates via Steve Wakefield as director and Justin Busbridge as General Manager. The development contracted True Line Civil to undertake all of the construction work under the guidance of Eliot Sinclair and Partners, who are the engineer to the contract. Eliot Sinclair and Partners were briefed to ensure there was minimal disturbance to the natural amenity of the landscape. Townsend Fields is fortunate to have entered the development realm when the prominence of the ecological and cultural significance was at the forefront of the sector. Townsend Fields presents a living space to Rangiora that enhances the occupant’s outdoor experience by having access to recreational reserves and the wildlife the surroundings will attract.


Environmental Step Change Award Finalist

Townsend Fields foremost aim is to ensure their design preserved its natural beauty. This secured the developers with a place as a finalist in the ‘Environmental Step Change Award’ in the 2018 Enterprise North Canterbury Business Awards –  a huge and notable achievement to acknowledge the intensely hard efforts the developers have done to ensure Townsend Fields is created with preserving nature in mind.


CNC Project

For commuters heading to Christchurch CBD, the Northern Corridor Project which is underway brings many benefits to the Christchurch and Canterbury community by unlocking space to provide safe solutions for all travel modes. The CNC Project includes options for cyclists, pedestrians and private vehicles, and allows for improved public transport routes and infrastructure. The CNC will make travel times in and out of Christchurch more reliable via all main routes – the CNC, Main North Road, Marshland Road and the Western Belfast Bypass (SH1). For more information on the CNC project, visit:


New Kerbside Collection Service for 2019

Waimakariri District’s $2 million per year kerbside collection and transfer station operation contract has been awarded to Waste Management New Zealand Ltd, following sign-off by Council last week. The contract involves the provision and delivery of wheelie bins for the two new bin collection services for rubbish and organics. This is on top of continuing recycling bin and rubbish bag collections and the operation and maintenance of the Districts two transfer stations and resource recovery park. Read more here: