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WHAT A CIRCUS!

• By Siobhan Watson and Andrew King

THE REBUILD of the Shirley

Community Centre has stalled after a

private funding plan was rejected.

The Crossway Community Church

proposed to the Shirley-Papanui

Community Board that a collaboration

between the church and the city

council be used to fund and maintain

the new centre.

The church would have invested

$2.5m to the new centre and the city

council $1.5m.

The board rejected the proposal

with a 4-3 vote at a recent meeting.

Church secretary Pat White said

although they were disappointed

with the outcome, they have other

options in place for the church’s

location.

“It would have been nice to get an

answer sooner than this . . . but that

is the way it is, now we just have to

move on,” she said.

Board chairman Mike Davidson

said he was “uncomfortable” with

the level of investment needed by the

city council to make it work with the

church.

•Turn to page 5

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EDITOR’S

DESK News..............................3,5 & 7

WITH SCHOOL holidays

finishing up on Sunday, I hope you

all managed to get out and enjoy

some time with the whanau.

Formal season is upon us and

on page 14 we have Papanui

High School pupils decked out in

their best finery. The theme was

Autumn Dream and the hard yards

organising the event done by year

13 students.

Pacific Youth Leadership and

Transformation, 21-year-old

chairman Josiah Tualamali’i has

a chat to reporter Fraser Walker-

Pearce this week on being a vocal

leader for youth on page 6.

Meanwhile, sports reporter

Gordon Findlater gathers the latest

from grass roots sports over on

page 13. If you happen to be out

watching sport and taking a few

photos at the weekend, feel free to

send us some through of the action

– we may even publish them.

Hei kona, Shelley Robinson

Dressed up and having fun at the Papanui High School

formal

NEWS14

Your Local Views..........4

Our People............................8

Schools..........10, 12 & 14

Health & Beauty.............16

Community Events... 17

Health & Beauty.............18

Focus on Health.........19

Education...................... 20,21

Home Heating......22,23

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NOR’WEST NEWS Tuesday July 19 2016 3

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Businesses to make community

decisions under council plan

• By Andrew King

A NEW city council initiative

aimed at giving businesses the

opportunity to take charge of

their own identity has received

mixed reviews.

The city council is looking

at developing the framework

to start a business improvement

district programme in

Christchurch, which would allow

businesses to pay a bit extra on

their rates to drive

improvements

around the area.

But Fendalton-

Waimairi Community

Board

chairwoman

Val Carter said

it works better when the community

comes to the city council to

ask for help to improve the area,

not the other way around.

“That way we get community

ownership of the projects and

they really take off,” she said.

She said in the past, similar

initiatives have worked really

well, but the community and

their board need to be the ones

to keep them going.

“A great example is the Clyde

St community garden. It is

thriving and the

community was

the driving force

behind it,” she

said.

However, city

councillor Jaime

Gough said it gives

areas a great option to improve

their surroundings.

“City councils are the most

effective when they enable communities

to take charge of their

own identity,” he said.

“There are no limitations on

what they can do, and it comes

down to a majority rules scenario.”

Ms Carter said it is a good

idea, but with a few tweaks it will

not only make the space around

businesses better but would be

a source of pride for the community.

“Community boards need to

be involved right from the get go,

as they are the grass roots,” she

said.

Business improvement districts

have been set up around

the country.

The scheme is a partnership

between local business associations

and the city council, with

PERFECT: City councillor Jamie Gough said Bishopdale would

be the perfect place for a business improvement district.

businesses in the area putting a

tax of up to $250 into a pot and

deciding within the community

how to spend it.

The projects can range from

security cameras or patrols to

community websites or advertise

for free community wi-fi.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Is giving

businesses an option to pay

extra rates to improve their

surroundings a good idea

or should the city council

be paying for it? Email your

views to andrew.king@

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In Brief

STREETS NAMED

The Papanui-Shirley

Community Board has

approved four new names

for streets in the vicinity of

Thompsons and Blake Rds in

Belfast. The new names are

Robert Duncan Rd, Berg Way,

Booth Way and McLendon

Green. The streets are to be

named after historical people

who have lived in the area.

WORK DELAYED

Repair work that requires part

of Knowles St to be closed has

been delayed until tomorrow.

The closure will only be in

place for one day. The closure

will allow a manhole in the

street outside property number

179 to be repaired. It will take

one day to complete.

NEW OPTIONS NEEDED

The Shirley-Papanui

Community Board has asked

city council traffic staff to find

a solution to traffic issues at

the Blighs and Papanui Rds

intersection. After providing

a report back to the board

saying the loss of parking

would outweigh the problem,

the board requested they

have another go at solving the

congestion issue. A report is

due back to the board in the

coming weeks.

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Tuesday July 19 2016

FROM FIJI

McMaster & Heap

Veterinary practice

Thought I’d write a slightly different

article….

I’m in Fiji for ITF tennis with my son

Dylan for 2 weeks and I’ve never been

to Fiji before. An interesting, warm place

with splendid people. I’ve met some

great folk and seen some great tennis

and seen plenty of animals I so want to

help. We have had our share of ups and

downs on the tennis

court ( cramping

and a pulled

hamstring) and at our

resort ( leaking air

conditioning units,

power cuts, no Wifi

as promised), but

all has been sorted

eventually and has

made for a real travel

experience, one I’ll

never forget.

We are a reasonable drive from the tennis so

it’s been a 45 minute car drive filled of daily

adventures. We have had goats and cows just

traverse the road in front of us, speeding cars

and then ones that sit at 35km/hour and you

can’t pass them as passing lanes are rare. We

have seen a road traffic accident with fatalities

sadly. Fijians just

aim casually along

the sides of the

roads waiting to be

picked up for work

or getting places on

foot. Everyone looks

happy and relaxed in

sparkling clean attire,

yet there is brown

dust everywhere that

infiltrates everything.

The school children

look fantastic in

often starched

white uniforms and

clamber on the open

aired buses, arms

hanging out the

sides, laughing. The drivers are hugely

considerate, almost dangerously so,

slowing right down to let cars cross in

the middle of a busy open road. No

one is in a hurry and everyone is up and

rearing to go at 6.30am, waiting to be

picked up for work. Not many people

here own cars and taxis are everywhere.

The dogs touch my heart though. There

are so many that aimlessly wander all

over the place – in towns, sides of roads,

the tennis center and outside homes.

No one takes responsibility for them as the

breeding is rampant and out of control. None

are desexed so there are puppies everywhere.

They are scarily thin, bloated with worms,

crawling with fleas and ticks and hungry. They

still manage a tail wag though and I’ve even

managed to pat a few. I’m feeding them bread

and one square meals and they are so gently

accepting food. Many of them have sores all

over their bodies, no hair and many are feeding

puppies. Ive hardly seen any cats, except ones

that have unfortunately been squashed on the

roads. The grazing tethered cows look friendly

but on approaching them, they show me the

whites of their eyes and lower their heads to

charge. I have met a local Fijian Architect who

is building a Veterinary Hospital In Nadi, funded

Open 7 days

Cnr Hoon Hay & Coppell place

phone 338 2534, Fax 339 8624

e. mcmasterandheap@yahoo.co.nz

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by a wealthy

American couple

who want to help

the companion

animals here.

There is a small

SPCA clinic in

Lautoka but no

surgeries can be

performed there.

The only clinic is in

Suva where short

anaesthetics can

be performed. I

think Steve and

I would be keen

to come back

here and offer our

expertise and help these animals and

train some of the vets here. We’d bring

equipment and supplies with us next

time.

I have befriended a fantastic group of Fijian

children at the Lautoka tennis club. They are

aged between 7 and 12 years of age and get

tennis coaching for free on Sundays, racquets

and balls provided by the club. None of them

have shoes to play in, most are from very poor

families and tennis is an expensive sport. I

went out and bought 10 pairs of sports shoes

of different sizes for them

to be kept at the club and

used for the children that

need them. They were all

so grateful. Dylan is back

in August so I’ll send back

most of the boys old tennis

tops for the kids to enjoy

playing in. If they progress

at tennis it could be a way

out for these children.

I won’t

forget my 2

weeks here.

Everybody

thought I

wouldn’t like

Fiji at all, but

the openness

and genuine

friendliness

and interest

shown

by these

people have

made this

experience

one I’ll never

forget. I feel

Steve, Isaac

and I can make a difference to these people in

educating them on respecting and caring for

their pets, when we next return. It makes you

really realize how priviledged and wealthy we

all are. Giving back a little feels good.

Just an update on Indie, the White German

Shepherd, who managed to deliver 8 little

wriggley white pups on her own ( 6 boys and

2 girls) on 16th June. All are doing well, she is

an exceptional mother and my friend Mala

is realizing how big a responsibility and job

breeding is. All pups have homes – 6 will be

staying in Christchurch and 2 heading North.

DR Michele McMaster

McMaster & Heap

Your Local Views

Shortage of critical thinking

Kennedy’s

Bush

resident

Graham

Townsend

writes this

week’s

opinion piece about

the lack of critical

thinking when it

comes to topics such

as climate change

I’ve spent a lifetime

teaching science.

If you define science to

include critical thinking,

I count the efforts of New

Zealand as a total failure.

Why?

Because critical thinking

is the ability to examine

evidence and conflicting

claims without allowing

prejudices or personal

interest to intrude.

And critical thinking,

sadly, is in seriously short

supply today.

This is what the

pioneering psychologist

William James meant

when he said that “A great

many people think they

are thinking, when they

are merely rearranging

their prejudices.”

An example: climate

change.

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happening”; “scientists

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funding for their research”;

“climate always changes,

it’s not our fault”; “we are

due for a new ice age so

climate change is good”.

People who post this

rubbish ignore that fact

that science is a merciless

process of critically analysing

both the raw data and

the predictions made from

them.

I invite any lay-person

who thinks they can do

better to submit their own

analysis to the global science

community.

Fame and possibly fortune

awaits you if you can

prove the current consensus

wrong.

So why do these denier

memes refuse to die?

Simply because we can’t

face the conclusion that we

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– all of us – are changing

the climate.

That unpleasant fact hits

at the heart of our whole

lifestyle: our love affair

with cars, jet skis, quad

bikes and flying.

So the hands go over the

ears and we start coming

up with excuses and lies.

Let me state this clearly:

every major national science

academy around the

world has examined the

evidence and they are all

seriously concerned.

So what do we do?

Individual actions are

not enough – we need policy

changes at a national

and international level.

Politicians generally follow

public opinion – they

will do nothing until we

demand action.

And that won’t happen

until enough of us face the

truth.

That brings me back

to education and critical

thinking.

H.G Wells famously said

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catastrophe”.

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NOR’WEST NEWS Tuesday July 19 2016 5

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Projects get $230,000 boost

• By Andrew King

THE Fendalton-Waimairi

Community Board will

allocate more than $230,000 to

community services, trusts and

churches for projects throughout

the north-west.

Every year the board uses its

strengthening communities

fund to help local organisations

keep programmes running and

start up new ones to benefit

those in its ward.

City council staff have recommended

the board spend

$167,015 on youth workers and

co-ordinators for a number of

churches, schools and trusts,

Community centre stalled

•From page 1

He said it was possible the

required funds could top $2m.

“That would be a lot of

money to spend on a centre

in partnership with a church

. . . I don’t have any problem

with the organisation, I am just

uncomfortable about the level of

investment,” he said.

Cr Pauline Cotter also shared

this sentiment, saying she was

not happy with the terms of the

agreement.

$49,003 on projects throughout

the north-west including four

of its own and $24,500 on four

organisations running costs.

The board will allocate

$35,403 for Celebrate Bishopdale

Community Festival, Culture

Galore 2017, Community Liaison

Meetings, Garden Pride

Awards 2017, Neighbourhood

Week 2016 and youth activities

She said the proposed amount

of funding contributed by the

city council and the church

seemed to be 50/50, but the ownership

was not equal.

The plan now is to replicate

some of the learnings the board

had while getting the St Albans

Community Centre off the

ground.

“It will probably start with a

working party to find out what

the community wants and

needs. From there, things start

and events.

Board chairwoman Val Carter

said it was great to be able to

look around the ward and help

out those who are helping others.

“There are so many good

little groups in the ward that

need a bit of help to make sure

they continue to deliver those

services to the community,” she

said.

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to take off pretty quickly,” Mr

Davidson said.

He could not give a definitive

time frame around when a

working party would be formed,

but the board is looking at its

options to start sooner rather

than later.

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BIG TRAIN SET: The Craighead Reserve Playground has been

upgraded to include a few new features.

Play gear for park

CHILDREN HAVE more

opportunities to swing, slide

and climb in the outdoors

these school holidays with new

equipment installed in two parks

in the north-west.

A new play area has been built

at Craighead Reserve in Papanui

and The Groynes in Northwood.

The playground at Craighead

Reserve was about 25 years old

and needed to be removed.

After consultation with the

community, the city council

installed new equipment that will

cater to a wide range of ages and

abilities.

It includes a multi-play unit

with climbing frames, a swing set

featuring a basket swing, a bike

on a spring and a stationary train

with brightly-coloured carriages.

A slide and picnic tables will be

added soon but the playground is

now open. It has been moved to a

different position within the reserve

to provide better sight lines

from the street and make it closer

to the popular BMX track.

The aim is to help parents

supervising children on both

activities.

At The Groynes new playground

with equipment made

from timber to suit the native

bush environment has been

installed and was opened in April

with the final touches of landscaping

to be finish soon.

The playground has been located

further away from the new

Western Belfast Bypass to reduce

traffic noise and create a hub of

activity around the boatshed and

lake on the western side of the

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NOR’WEST NEWS Tuesday July 19 2016 7

News

Inmates help feed the homeless

INMATES FROM Christchurch

Men’s Prison have grown more

than 2300kg of vegetables and

herbs, as well as 3400 seedlings,

for a very worthy cause.

Over the past 10 months, men

from Tirohanga Paeroa Unit

have built vegetable gardens, and

grown and contributed vegetables

and seedlings to those in

need. The programme has been

undertaken with assistance from

charity group, Help for the

Homeless.

Prison residential manager

Graeme Hunter said the men

wanted to keep busy and do

something that would make a

difference for people in need in

the community.

“The new gardens seemed the

perfect way to do something

useful with the land around the

unit, engage the men in a helpful

Youth offenders targeted in health partnership

CORRECTIONS AND kaupapa

Maori health provider Purapura

Whetu have partnered to deliver

better health outcomes and

“crime-free futures” for youth

offenders.

Purapura Whetu will provide

a wraparound service for

Maori youth offenders and their

whanau, aiming to connect them

activity while they learnt useful

lifestyle and, potentially, employable

skills,” he said.

Those who work in the garden

gain credits towards a National

Certificate in Horticulture qualification.

The initiative has already

proved a success for one prisoner.

In his mid-40s, he has a

background in crop farming and

market gardens.

He has been involved in the

project from the start and has

taken on a leadership role in the

gardens.

to their culture and traditions.

Maori offenders make up 43.7

per cent of people on community

sentences in the country.

This is the first time Canterbury

Corrections has partnered with a

health provider specifically to provide

targeted services for at-risk

Maori youth offenders.

Corrections Canterbury district

manager Lisa Joseph said:

“We are working together to

intervene and steer this group of

youth toward better health outcomes

and crime-free futures.”

Purapura Whetu chief executive

Karaitiana Tickell said its

goal was to empower tangata

whaiora (people seeking wellness).

GARDEN TIME:

Prisoners from

the Tirohanga

Paeroa Unit

have built

vegetable

gardens to

grow food to

help feed the

homeless. ​

“I mentor others through the

practical aspects of the course

– weeding, turning soil over,

planting seedlings into seed

trays. Some of the men have a

limited knowledge of gardening,

but there is a correct way to do

these things, to grow the best

“By connecting Maori youth

to their culture, traditions and

values of our tupuna (ancestors),

we are helping them to better

understand and take ownership

of their mental, physical and spiritual

health,” she said.

It would also connect youth

offenders to health support, education,

employment, housing and

produce,” he said.

Help for the Homeless was

founded in 2014 by Amy Burke,

of New Brighton, who saw

homeless people hungry, cold, or

going through rubbish bins in

Christchurch.

“Produce from the prison

gardens is delivered to [Help for

the Homeless] cooks who create

dishes for our locals,” Ms Burke.

“We also provide support to

the recently housed, including

youth and any family going

through hardship. This filters to

schools and community organisations,

depending on surplus.”

The 3400 seedlings, grown as

part of the NZQA horticulture

course, were given to the charity

for their ‘recently housed’ homeless.

This will enable them to learn

to live off the land, too.

transport, she said.

Ms Joseph said: “It makes sense

in terms of both our services to

take the opportunity – while

these youth are on sentence – to

connect them with good health

practices and to also look at addressing

some of the lifestyle and

health issues which may impact

their offending.”


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Our People

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Young leader’s social equality vision

Josiah Tualamali’i is a 21-year-old on the US Embassy

Youth Council, the chairman of a Pacific youth

leadership group and a Canterbury University student.

Fraser Walker-Pearce talks to him about superhero

shows, how he became a leader for Pasifika youth in

Christchurch, and meeting NASA’s deputy director

Hi Josiah. What have you been

up to recently?

Among other things, we

organised for about 280 young

people to come to the Transitional

Cathedral on June 30. It

was organised by some of my

friends and I to generate ideas

about decision-making and

just gather for some food and

a brainstorm session. It was a

really fun night with food and

ideas being shared.

Sounds good. Can you tell me

a bit about PYLAT?

PYLAT stands for Pacific

Youth Leadership and Transformation.

It’s a charitable trust that

supports young people in the

Pacific community, and helps to

make the Pacific youth aware of

opportunities in the community.

And you’re also part of the

United States Embassy Youth

Council. What exactly is that?

Canterbury University and

all universities in New Zealand

hand-pick a number of students

who are then checked by the US

Embassy. So they’re gathering

youth leaders who have access

to different communities in the

city, so the embassy can keep

the finger on the pulse of youth

groups in the city.

So do you have meetings with

the embassy often? And what

happens with that information?

They communicate what we

tell them back to Washington,

because one of Obama’s foreign

policy focuses was to do a Pacific

pivot, gathering up all knowledge

on what’s going on in Pacific

countries. The Trans-Pacific

Partnership Agreement was part

of it, but it was also about bettering

relationships with Pacific

communities. So there are 12

leaders in Canterbury for that,

and I am one of them. We have

a meeting every now and then

Previously

United Travel

with different diplomats, business

leaders and ex-pats. They

help us, and we give them our

knowledge about what’s going

on. It’s kind of cool this week on

Saturday, because we’re actually

meeting with the deputy director

of NASA, and it’s especially

cool because she’s a woman.

We don’t even know why we’re

meeting with her! It’s especially

interesting because of an event

we held last week, where we were

hoping to bridge gaps, like giving

women equal visibility, opportunities

and platforms to excel.

And now we get to meet one of

the top women in NASA. It’s a

secret meeting which we don’t

know much about. We could be

talking about Mars, we could be

talking about anything, it’s very

exciting.

What inspired you to become

a youth voice for the Pacific

community?

I think it was probably the

youth parliament that we had before

the earthquakes. It was that

others took the time to tell me

that I could make a difference. I

guess I was in the right place, at

the right time. Just good people

being around me.

How long have you been

involved with PYLAT?

I’ve been chairman for three

years now, so I started my second

two-year term last year, after I

was re-elected. Before the earthquakes

in 2010, the Pacific community

held a staged youth government

because they noticed

there weren’t many youth voices

in decision-making at the time.

And we loved it so much that

after the earthquakes, we kind

of thought, well, how do we keep

it going after the earthquakes?

So we made it into the trust it is

now. We now have 13 trustees,

with about two-thirds of that as

YOUNG LEADER: Josiah Tualamali’i at the Get FRESH ‘16

event, showing Pasifika students around Canterbury University.

youth and students, and young

professionals make up the rest.

Are you striving to see

Christchurch’s youth have a bigger

input into decision making?

Yes, absolutely, so what we say

in PYLAT is that Pacific young

people have valid information

and ideas that can be useful at

any level. That could be for the

Government, non-government

organisations, anything, but

there’s a big trust element in it.

It can be tough to trust that a

young person can have input to

these conversations, while being

respectful and articulate. I really

liked last year seeing the flag

panel had a young person on it.

You do all of this work for

youth and on boards, do you

have any spare time at all? Any

hobbies?

Yes, I really like to sing. I used

to sing in a choir, but now I just

2017 Early Birds

sing when I’m pottering around

the flat and doing things. I also

like watching TV programmes,

anything with heroes really. The

Arrow and Flash series are the

best ones and I go to the movies

a bit, too. I like to think that we

don’t need a super power to do

cool things in our community,

and it’s cool to watch the people

that we pretend we are, and do

those amazing things.

Where are you flatting for

university?

I flat in Ilam, but my family

home is in Parklands. I just went

back to my flat last night. It’s

all a bit busy, because I also do

some work on campus for Pacific

young people, tutoring them to

help them get their NCEA levels.

It’s cool to see that Canterbury

University cares about getting

them over the line and offering

those classes.

Oh right, so what subjects do

you tutor?

I tutor history, English and

drama. Those were the ones I

was quite good at during school.

It’s also a cool project because

the students can go on to tertiary

education if they want, because

they have the qualifications.

Why were history and English

your favourites at school?

I really liked understanding

why we’re at the place we are

now through our history. Also,

learning about colonisation,

racism, and all of those words

that get thrown around these

days. It’s also quite important to

me because my mum is Palagi

(Samoan word for European),

and my father is Samoan. So for

me, it was quite hard when I was

young to work out my own identity.

After all the classes in history

and English, I kind of learnt

what was right and wrong for me

through those classes. Growing

up as a Pacific person, I could

understand the benefits, and the

strengths of those people.

What high school did you

attend?

I went to Hillview Christian

School for years 9 and 10, then

to Middleton Grange School for

years 11 to 13.

And what primary school?

I actually went to primary

school in Dunedin, to Anderson’s

Bay School for the first few

years, then to Hillview for the

other half of primary.

You study history and politics

at university, so what job would

you have if you could just pick

one and start tomorrow?

I can’t give one answer to that

really. I’d want to be the CEO of

a company that works with Pacific

people and uses the knowledge

the community has taught

me. I’d want to increase the participation

and involvement of the

community. The only problem

is that I don’t know if that kind

of job exits yet. I wouldn’t mind

working in the university for a

while, and I’m enjoying tutoring

at the moment. I could definitely

see myself teaching others as

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St Margaret’s Pre-school celebrated its first birthday

with cake, laughs and one of the original pupils from

the first kindergarten. One year ago, the pre-school

welcomed its first girl. She met Tom Tothill, who was

one of the first boys to attend the original kindergarten.

Mr Tothill enjoyed coming back to see the new preschool

celebrate its first birthday. Executive principal

Gillian Simpson shared a story of how the pre-school

came to be, after the earthquakes devastated most of

the school campus. The children then responded with

a performance of the waiata they were taught at kapa

haka and presented her with a canvas of their artwork.

The pre-school was then blessed by school chaplain

Peg Riley and the children and guests enjoyed birthday

cake cut by the founding children.

SCHOOL PRIDE: Pre-school staff

and children present a “thank you”

canvas of all current pupils hands to

Gillian and Davis Simpson.

SCHOOLS

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FIRST BIRTHDAY: Executive principal Gillian Simpson helps

two of the pre-school’s founding children cut the birthday

cake, while kindergarten original Tom Tothill looks on.

BLESSED: School chaplain Peg Riley (standing right) blesses

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SCHOOLS

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2100 books destined

for children in need

HEADING TO RIO: Former St Albans Catholic School pupil

Caitlin Dore has been selected to represent New Zealand

at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in September. Ms Dore

is going to visit the school again to showcase her specialist

javelin skills. Principal Annette Sjoberg (right) said she and the

rest of the school will be following her Olympic dream with

interest.

RANGI RURU Girls’ School

student Livvy Pride has been the

driving force behind a project

to collect more than 2000 books

which will be gifted to children

in need.

With a goal of inspiring

greater widespread generosity of

spirit, Livvy together with the

book club and library committee

set a goal of collecting 500

books.

She said it would be an effective

way to support schools in

her own community who aren’t

as fortunate.

“I figured that at a school like

ours there would be lots of girls

lucky enough to have books that

they don’t need any more,” she

said.

She said originally the book

club and librarians were going

to have a bookarama in which

people would bring in books

and sell them on to give the

money to a charity, however, the

library committee and staff decided

it would be more effective

to give the books directly.

All up they gathered more

than 2100 books including children’s

chapter books and picture

books, which surprised them.

“Originally we didn’t have an

GIVING BACK: The year 13 book committee (left to right)

Karen Zhang, Megan Liddell, Kirstin Liddell, Livvy Pride

and Bea Pallett have collected over 2000 books to give to

children in need. ​

end date to the collection, but

when we did put a deadline on it

the collection quadrupled,” she

said.

They advertised through the

school and made it a competition

between classes, they

even had a ‘book-o-meter’ and

regular emails to keep them

informed of who was leading.

The books will be donated to

Christchurch East School.

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SPORTS

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Papanui High’s fairy light formal

PAPANUI HIGH School

students got dressed up and let

their hair down at this year’s

formal.

The event was held at Canterbury

University’s Foundry with

about 430 students and 70 staff

attending, and sharing in a wonderful

sense of occasion.

Overseeing the formal was

year 13 dean Rachel McConnel,

who said it was a great night.

“The positive relationships

between students and staff is

a strength of the school and it

is always so humbling when

students genuinely express

excitement at having us there,”

she said.

“The students looked fantastic

and thoroughly enjoyed a night

of dancing, photographs, and

delicious food.”

The theme of an Autumn

Dream was realised through

the hard work of a 20-student

formal committee, led by year 13

students Johanna Adams

and Maddy Colombus.

The two students created a

woodland-inspired atmosphere

using hundreds of fairy lights.

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SUITS AND DRESSES: International students dressed up for the occasion.

PARTY TIME: Students enjoy a night out at the annual formal.

STRIKE A POSE: Papanui HIgh’s ball committee members let their hair down at their school

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winter wonderland’ at Redwood

Playcentre during KidsFest

and explore an array of sparkly

and wintery inspired play opportunities

especially for our

0-6 year olds (older siblings also

welcome). As well as the ‘winter

wonderland’ all the usual play

centre fun will be available for

the children to freely explore, for

example bikes, sandpit, swings,

playshop and dress ups. Please

register on www.canterburyplaycentre.org.nz.

Redwood Playcentre, 40 Dunedin

St, Redwood.

3D Technology Hour

Thursday, 10.30–11.30am.

There will be a 3D printer

demonstration so you can watch

some cool stuff being made and

find out what a 3D printer is and

how it works. There will also be a

3D colouring-in app. You colour

in a picture and then watch your

drawings come to life through a

supplied device. This is a school

holiday activity for the whole

family however, a caregiver is

required.

Shirley Public Library, 36

Marshland Rd, Shirley.

Free Tech Advice Session

Friday, 11am.

Can’t figure out left from right

on your smartphone? Don’t

know how to use Skype? Are

your younger family members

running circles around you

when it comes to technology?

The tech experts at Geeks on

Wheels have organised with

Fendalton library to come in and

give you free tech advice, right

on the spot. All you need to do is

come along – maybe bring your

laptop, smartphone or tablet and

get one of your local Geeks to

help you with any questions or

problems you have.

Fendalton Library and Service

Centre, 4 Jeffreys Rd, Fendalton.

Christchurch Senior Citizens

Join in for euchre/whist on

Monday afternoon or indoor

Bowls on Tuesday afternoon.

An old time dance is held on

the first and third Saturday

afternoon each month. For more

information phone Vonnie on

383 4682 or Beth on 388 2375.

Scottish Society Hall, 136 Caledonian

Rd, St Albans.

Super Saturday Storytimes

Every Saturday, 11-11.45am.

Come along and enjoy a

Storytimes session followed

by fun craft activities. This

programme runs during the

school term and is for children

between the ages of two to

seven. There will be a different

storytime theme and craft

activity every weekend.

Admission is free.

Shirley Library, 36 Marshland

Rd, Shirley.

Laughter Club

Sunday, 11am-12pm.

Laughter yoga employs no

humour, jokes or comedy and

participants are invited to laugh

for no reason at all. Anyone

can do it. Laughter is a form of

exercise. The group makes eye

contact while taking part in a series

of playful laughter exercises,

including breathing and gentle

stretching. After a short while

the laughter becomes infectious

and genuine.

Admission $2.

Scottish Society Hall, cnr

of Edgeware and Caledonian

Rds.

Professor Geoff Rice –

Friends of the Library book talk

Today, 12.30–1.30pm

DRESS UP DAY: Calling all kids. Head to the St Albans

Playcentre this Wednesday between 9am and noon dressed

as your favourite emergency officer. It could be as a firefighter,

police officer, paramedic or any other emergency service

positions. Help build a fire station, go on a police chase or

rescue someone in need. Kids can create and decorate a

hat and badge and there may be a surprise guest visitor too.

Check out its Facebook page for more information on the

guest visitor closer to the time. Bring your own emergency

services refreshments with you and a change of clothes as it’s

thirsty and messy work. St Albans Playcentre, 96 Philpotts Rd,

Mairehau.

Head along to the library to

hear Geoff Rice. Professor Rice

lectured in European history

at the Canterbury University

until his retirement in 2012.

His recent books about the city

are – Victoria Square: Cradle

of Christchurch, Christchurch

Crimes and Scandals, All Fall

Down: Christchurch’s Lost

Chimneys and Christchurch

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

Physical Sense Supports

Senior Well-being

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NOR’WEST NEWS

Eight yEars ago, the Physical sense

gym and Physio in sydenham, created

a program to help stroke survivors.

Their specialised exercise program was

established to work in collaboration with

the Burwood stroke rehabilitation team.

Participants raved so much about the

classes and the benefits they experienced

from this exercise program that it has

now grown from 1 weekly class to 4

classes weekly. New classes have also been

added to be effective for those who have

suffered from Osteoporosis, intermittent

Claudication, and Diabetes. On top of

that they also run 4 weekly classes for

seniors. These weekly rehabilitation and

injury prevention classes can lead to

continued gym membership at a reduced

cost. Participants may also be eligible for

a WiNZ subsidy to pay for the continued

gym membership with their super

gold card.

Physical sense’s latest initiative is the

“Centre for senior Wellbeing”. here you

can get all the information needed to

make sure that you (or your parents)

can keep on living independently. it is

a “walk-in” information centre where

the staff are happy to connect you

to the services you need to; -prevent

falling, -make adjustments to home and

surroundings, -reduce pain, -stay mobile,

care for your feet.

Join one of the classes and increase

your strength and mobility or just come

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is available for you.

One class participant Margie said. “i

can’t say enough about them. i think

they are absolutely marvelous, very

patient, great sense of humour, very

supportive”. Not only are you supported

by the knowledgeable, well trained

staff, but you will make new friends

and enjoy participants with a positive,

“can-do” attitude. These classmates are

there for themselves but also to support

members in their class to be able to have

success and feel the benefits of doing this

program together. it all starts with a free

assessment on Monday at 11.30 am where

Physical sense’s latest initiative is the

“Centre for senior Wellbeing”.

an experienced physiotherapist will assess

your situation and advice you on the

most appropriate exercise group all with

the aim to enable you to keep living as

independently as possible.

You can find Physical Sense Gym

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front of the building), phone 3772577,

web www.seniorwellbeing.nz

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FOCUS ON HEALTH

Do Your JOINTS

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

NOR’WEST NEWS

HELP YOUR CHILD GROW

IN CONFIDENCE

Life skills programme for children.

Do your children lack self-confidence, or

perhaps have so much energy that they need

an outlet for it? Development through drama

is the ideal approach to teach confidence and

channel youthful energy while building selfesteem.

The helen O’Grady Drama Academy

has been in new Zealand for 32 years. This

highly regarded worldwide programme helps

students aged 5 to 17 fulfil their potential by

acting confidently and speaking clearly. This

unique, self-development programme helps

achieve invaluable life skills. The confident,

articulate child makes friends easily, accepts

challenges and new directions. Confident

children become well-rounded adults.

Our fully qualified teachers are trained

in the helen O’Grady Drama system,

they ensure each child is encouraged

and valued in a warm, positive learning

LISTEN UP!

Whether you’re 2 or 92, a complete

environment. Lessons stimulate and

motivate students without the exam or

peer group pressure. Weekly class activities

include speech training, creative movement

and improvisation. Our Youth Theatre

programme encourages the development of

leadership and organisational skills. Three

terms of the year cover the self-development

programme and in the fourth term all

students prepare a performance for parents

and friends. We also offer trinity College

London examinations as an option for

those who wish to pursue an international

qualification.

Our safe structured learning environment

values student individuality and encourages

team building. Most importantly its great

fun too!

enrol now phone 0800 161 131 and see

our website www.helenogrady.co.nz

beginner or an experienced player, CSM

offers something for you.

ENROL NOW!

Choose your new hobby at

Papanui High School

With Winter upon us why not take the

opportunity of longer evenings to take up a

new hobby, learn a new skill, meet some new

people and have fun at the same time then

join one of Papanui high School’s exciting

range of Adult and Community education

Courses for term 3 beginning from 1

August. We have a wide range of courses

to choose from and guarantee you will find

something to appeal regardless of age or

interests.

We have some new courses on offer for

this term:

Astrology with Deborah McMahon in

this six week course participants will join a

Moon-led journey around the zodiac as a

means of introducing them to the spiralling

dynamics of astrology.

WORKERS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Roopu Kaimahi Matauranga O Waitaha

WORKERS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Roopu Kaimahi Matauranga O Waitaha

Term 3: 1st of August until 23rd of September

See our website or contact us for more information.

Community Community education and courses throughout the year the year

59 Gloucester Street. Phone: 366 0285

59 Gloucester Email: Street. admin@cwea.org.nz Phone: 366 0285

Email: www.cwea.org.nz

admin@cwea.org.nz

facebook.com/canterburywea

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facebook.com/canterburywea

Bee Keeping introduction Course

taught by Jeff robinson will cover beehive

construction, managing a beehive and

information on recognition of diseases.

For those who are more interested in

culinary pursuits we are offering a indian

Vegetarian Cooking course. harpreet Kaur

will help you explore the wonders of using

spices and ingredients in your cooking to

help you bring taste and variety into your

meals while still cooking on a budget.

if you are interested in creative past

times we are offering Soap Making and

Bath Bomb and Lip Balm making classes.

Adrienne Faherty will show students all

aspects of soap making and students can

make their own bath bombs, bath scrubs and

lip balms.

Val Goulding is the tutor of our Your

Career – take Charge course which is aimed

at those who want to make the most out

of their career so if you are stuck in a job

and don’t know how to change, or want to

achieve success, job satisfaction and become

more motivated then this course is for you.

For further information and enrolment in

these or any of our courses please visit our

website www.papanui.school.nz or telephone

our office on 3520701.

Drama Classes for Children

Helping children

develop social

skills for a

competitive

world.

Fun Classes for 5-17 years

Weekly Classes 0800 161 131

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NIGHT CLASSES

PAPANUI HIGH

TERM 3 2016

Huge range of classes from

Art to Yoga

Come down and enjoy the fun!

To enrol, please

phone our office on: 352 0701

See our full range of courses on

www.papanui.school.nz

Term 3 begins

1 August 2016


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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Christchurch School of Music

the ChriStChurCh School of Music

is a family-oriented community aimed

at providing quality music education in

and around Christchurch. in 2015 CSM

celebrated 60 years of teaching children to

love and appreciate music so why not join

us and become a part of the next 60 years?

CSM is a not-for-profit organisation

with a strong focus on community. On

a Saturday morning the whole family

can find something to suit. Preschool

children can start their musical journey by

joining in our experiential “take Orff with

Music” while older children and adults

may opt for group or individual lessons

on a specific instrument (including voice).

Those who already play are welcome to

join in one of the great ensembles which

all take part in regular concerts including

Saturday soirees and the popular annual

Showcase Concert. Recitals where

individuals can perform are also held

regularly.

CSM also provides a comprehensive

music education to participating primary

schools via its Outreach programmes.

With programmes offered in band, strings,

recorder and ukulele in a wide range of

Christchurch schools this is an area of the

School, which has grown fast over the last

few years.

Another area that has grown rapidly

over the last few years is the Late Starters

programme where adults approaching

retirement with more time on their hands

have really enjoyed learning an instrument

they never had the chance to play in their

early years and join an ensemble with

other like-minded adults.

if Saturday isn’t an option, CSM also

offers a range of weekday opportunities for

learning and playing music.

if affordability is an issue, CSM may be

able to offer a discount through funding

provided by the rata Foundation.

Please contact us via our website www.

csm.org.nz and let us start you on a

musical journey that will bring pleasure

for a lifetime.

Ensuring a safe work place

LeArninG FirSt aid is not only a part

of ensuring a safe work place, but also

an integral part of our engagement with

the wider community. We all learn the

necessary skills to ensure that in times of

emergency we are able to assist our work

colleagues, but are we able to take these

skills home, into the community or on to the

sports field?

not all work places are the same and

the injury risk for each place can be wide

and variable. The office attended by

administrators does not carry the same

risk as those people working with heavy

machinery, or perhaps at some distance from

a regular ambulance service. it is therefore

essential that you pick the right first aid

course to suit all of your activities – both

professional

and social.

take, for example, an office worker who

does not have a high risk work environment

and whose concern might be to ensure that

they can deal with minor cuts and superficial

injuries, or the ability to perform effective

CPr. These skills can be achieved on a

course of eight hours duration and would

generally fit into low to medium risk area.

But take this same person on to a sports field

either as a spectator or player when a higher

level injury occurs. The eight hour course

covering unit standards 6402 and 6401 (or

26551 and 26552) does not cover head neck

and spinal injuries, eye injuries, hypothermia

and poisonings.

The majority of injuries occur outside of

the work place, in fact one in three injuries

occurs in the home, making it the most

common place for injuries to happen.

new Zealand children are twice as likely

to die through injury as children who live

in Australia. They mostly die as a result of

motor vehicles accidents or falls in the home.

Fatalities from leisure and sport are not far

behind those in the workplace.

The wider 12 hour course teaches the

additional unit standard 6400 and provides

a wide knowledge base for medium to high

risk environments. This course covers many

of the skills required to deal with the most

common injuries, such as falls (which can

result in head neck and spinal injuries) and

dealing with complex scenes such as motor

vehicle accidents.

if you are not sure on the course best

suited to your needs, ask your accredited

first aid training provider. They can explain

the course content and give you options that

will best suit your needs. Look beyond the

workplace and consider your family and

your location. Check that you have a good

quality first aid kit that is up-to-date with

replenished items, and that everyone knows

where it is located.

NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS

GLOBAL LEADERS IN FIRST AID TRAINING

Christchurch Course Dates 2016

Venue: 32 Birmingham Drive, Middleton

First Aid Revalidation Course (6 hours)

Cost $120.00 per person (certificates must not

have expired for more than 3 months)

Time: 8.30am – 3.15pm

Monday

25 July

1 August

22 August

Friday

5 August

12 August

26th August

Tuesday

9 August

13 September

20 September

Sunday

24 July

7 August

21 August

For bookings please call 0800 REDCROSS or 339-7111

Book online at www.redcross.org.nz

Wednesday

17 August

7 September

28 September

USE THE RED CROSS ADVANTAGE - COMPREHENSIVE FIRST AID, ESSENTIAL FIRST AID,

REVALIDATION OR TAILORED TRAINING TO SUIT yOU AT yOUR PLACE OR OURS.

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CHRISTCHURCH COURSE DATES 2016 • VENUE: 32 BIRMINGHAM DRIVE, MIDDLETON

Comprehensive First Aid PLUS Course (16hrs or 4hr upgrade) Comprehensive First Aid Course (12hrs)

Unit Standard 6402, 6401, 6400 and 25411 or 26552, 26551, 6400 and

25411 Cost $265.00 per person incl FA Manual & GST for 16 hours or

$80.00 per person for upgrade following completion of CFA

Time: Day One 8.30am – 5.30pm Day Two 8.30am – 5pm

Unit Standard 6402, 6401, 6400 or 26552, 26551, 6400

Cost $210.00 per person incl FA Manual & GST

Time: Day One & Day Two 8.30am - 3.15pm

USE THE RED CROSS ADVANTAGE -

COMPREHENSIVE FIRST AID,

ESSENTIAl FIRST AID, REVAlIDATION

OR TAIlORED TRAINING TO SUIT YOU

AT YOUR PlACE OR OURS.

Monday

29 August

19 September

21 November

16 Hours Thursday/Friday

21 & 22 July

18 & 19 August

Saturday/Sunday

17 & 18 September

Essential First Aid Course (8hrs)

Unit Standard 6402, 6401 or 26551, 26552

Cost $150.00 per person Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm

Tuesday

16 August

6 September

27 September

Wednesday

3 August

5 October

26 October

4 Hours Friday 1.15pm-5pm

22 July

19 August

Sunday

18 September

Thursday

28 July

11 August

18 September

Saturday

23 July

6 August

20 August

2 x Tuesdays

26 July & 2 August

16 & 23 August

6 & 13 September

2 x Wednesdays

Time: Day One 8.30am - 5.30pm

Day Two 8.30am - 12.45pm

2 x Mondays

29 August & 5 Sept

19 & 26 Sept

Thursday/Friday

18 & 19 August

20th & 21st October

13 & 20 July

3 & 10 August

24 & 31 August

14 & 21 September

Weekends

23 & 24 July

6 & 7 August

20 & 21st August

Thursday/Friday

28 & 29 July

4 & 5 August

11 & 12 August

FOR BOOKINGS PlEASE CAll 0800 REDCROSS OR 339-7111 • BOOK ONlINE AT WWW.REDCROSS.ORG.NZ


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HOME & HEATING

Warming winter with

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beware, not all cleaning companies are

equal. We are constantly hearing of people

being charged huge amounts for servicing

and all they are getting is a heat pump

clean. We at enviro Master, are qualified

engineers and therefore are able to fully

test and diagnose any problems you may

or may not be aware of with your heat

pump. Also, as we are associated with all

major brands, we are able to repair these

under warranty if they are still within the

warranty period.

It is important to remember, when

selecting an installer, the manufacturer’s

warranty does not cover the installation

and consumers could be responsible for

any repair or damage caused to the system

due to poor installation. enviro Master’s

five-star installation guarantee ensures

correct installation, and a demonstration so

customers have an understanding on how it

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“A local team for local people”

THE INDEPENDENT SPECIALISTS

Get rid of dampness

in your house

NoW WItH the colder and wetter weather

on its way, home owners are focusing on ways

to make their homes comfortable, warm and

healthy for their families throughout winter.

rISINg DAMP is an issue that affects many of

our older properties which suffer from poor, or

no, insulation. In Canterbury especially, postquake,

many people have relocated to homes that

suffer from rising damp which can be associated

with health problems. Independent tests have

shown that up to 40 litres of water can rise from

the ground and enter a house every day, leading

to mildew, mould, condensation and musty

smells. Moulds can produce various allergic

reactions and the frail, elderly and very young are

especially vulnerable.

Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd is a locally

owned and operated firm. The team understands

For existing homes with

wooden floor construction

• Stop Mould & Mildew

• Reduce Heating Bills

• Cost Effective Permanent

Solution To Rising Damp

• Free Consultation / Quotes

NOR’WEST NEWS

the problems caused by rising damp and are

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applications it provides a layer of protection

against rising moisture. An unexpected benefit

that the team at Canterbury Foam Concrete

have noticed recently, is that many owners

of properties which had underfloor foam

concrete installed, reported that it also provided

protection against liquefaction after

the earthquakes.

Contact Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd

now for your free, no obligation quote and

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datE]

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HOME & HEATING

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our ProVeN technology helps customers

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money without impacting on their hot

water availability. Introducing our breakthrough

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Controller which can be easily retrofitted

to any hot water cylinder by a qualified

electrician, so no need to replace your hot

water cylinder. More sophisticated than a

timer, the iSmart Controller comes with an

LCD touch screen so you can programme

when you heat up your hot water, plans

for period of high use, can be boosted

when you’ve got unexpected demand and

minimise power use when away on holiday.

How Does it Work?

• easy to use LCD display touch screen

• you can program the times when you

want the hot water available

• Calculates if there is enough hot

water and only heats up when required.

• easily adjust the savings you want to

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• Boost Mode Function for when those

unexpected guests turn up

• Holiday mode – your hot water can be

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• Legionella Protection – once a week

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any legionella bacteria.

• 7 Days Worth of Data

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to eNSure the quality of your air, contact

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for fans, for both the commercial and domestic

markets. They have an extensive range of fans

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can also provide innovative solutions tailored to

differing requirements.

VeNtILAtIoN

This includes both the exchange of air to the

outside as well as circulation of air within the

building. It is one of the most important factors

for maintaining acceptable indoor air quality in

buildings.

Filtered air supply for summer and filtered

and warmed air in winter creates a healthy

environment in which to live and work. In case

of poor or insufficient air intake from outside,

the oxygen content decreases, humidity and

dustiness levels increase. If exhaust ventilation

is not provided or it is not effective, polluted air,

smells, humidity and harmful substances are not

removed.

Low oxygen with high carbon dioxide causes

stuffiness in the room and occupants can feel

drowsy. Invisible harmful substances like a

high content of dust and tobacco smoke are

harmful and can cause various diseases. even

bad smells can cause discomfort or irritate the

nervous system. In summer, it’s easy to open

windows for cross ventilation, however as winter

approaches, we start to shut up out houses to

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Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5pm


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NOR’WEST NEWS

King of the castle

49 Linwood Ave, Avonside

Deadline Sale: All offers will be presented 26 July 2016, unless sold prior

3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 1 living room | 1-car garage | Listing number: SMT1853

Looking for a near-new

home capturing all-day

sunshine, close to the city?

Standing proud on an

elevated site and often admired,

this 150m2 home offers an open

planned living space cleverly

planned to flow from the east to

the west, along with the added

benefit of a wonderful feeling of

space and privacy.

The kitchen’s a treat for the chef

of the family, and is positioned to

maximise the social aspect of the

home. It also includes gas cooking

and a scullery.

The dining flows easily along to

the living area, situated northwest,

and captures sunshine and views.

Offering three double bedrooms,

two are located on the ground floor

along with a separate bathroom,

water closet with hand basin and

separate laundry.

The upstairs area with master

bedroom, ensuite and walk-in

robe captures the essence of this

special property with views of

the porthills.

Bay windows throughout the

house are built for you to add your

touch with window seats.

Plenty of storage and an area

for a study nook, plus solar set up

ready for you if you please.

You will love the indooroutdoor

flow to the decking

areas maximising the outdoor

entertaining space as well as the

946m2 site.

With easy drive on access to the

garage and off-street parking, your

wish list is complete.

Positioned high above

surrounding properties, this proud

home is close to all amenities,

including shopping and cafes at

either the Ferrymead precinct, the

Palms or Eastgate. The bus stop is

a short walk along with, Avonside

Girls High School and local

primary schools.

Those seriously considering its

purchase are advised to register

their interest as it may be sold at

any time. Deadline sale - all offers

will be presented 26 July 2016,

unless sold prior.

Open home dates: Saturday

1.15pm to 1.45pm. See you at the

Open Home or for an appointment

to view contact Debra Hakaraia of

Smart Real Estate (Licensed Agent

REAA 2008) on 027 562 0420

or 384 8600 or email Debra on

enquiries.christchurch@smartrealestate.

co.nz or visit us online at

www.smartrealestate.co.nz.


NOR’WEST NEWS Tuesday July 19 2016 25

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Book Fair

**********

ST BARNABAS Parish

Book Fair, always plenty

of interesting books,

bargains and treasures,

including CDs and DVDs,

Saturday 23rd July, 9am

to 12 noon at St Barnabas

Church, cnr Fendalton Rd

& Tui St

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

Situations Vacant

MUMS & DADS

Would you like your children to

exercise more and earn some money?

Situations Vacant

Assistant Producer

Star Media

Be part of a growing, locally-owned multimedia company!

Star Media is looking for a full-time Assistant Producer for

its busy production team. The successful applicant will have

outstanding organisational skills and a strong passion for

everything TV and Media.

Car Parts

TYRES Secondhand,

most sizes, from $30 fitted,

217 Waltham Road, 027

476 2404

Community Events

ALCOHOLICS

ANONYMOUS, If you

want to have a drink thats

your business. If you want

to stop, we can help. Phone

0800 229-6757

Computers

ALL

YOUR

COMPUTER

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service with this coupon!*

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Lost files recovered.

Microsoft Certified,

MCSE, MCP+l. 30 years

experience. Call Andrew

Buxton this week on 326-

6740 or 027 435-7596

for $30.00 off* Custom

Computers Christchurch

Curtains

www.curtainfabric-outlet.com

Fashion Designs & Colours

Discontinued Designs

End of Lines Bargain Prices

Call at Our Shop

CURTAIN FABRIC OUTLET

71 Hawdon St Sydenham

Ph 366-5026

Gardening

& Supplies

A GARDEN OR

LANDSCAPING TIDY

UP? Rose & Fruit Tree

Pruning, Shrub, hedge

& tree pruning, Lawns,

Gardening, consistently

reliable general property

upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10

yrs experience, One off

tidy ups or on-going

service. Nick’s Property

Maintenance. Keeping

your garden beautiful.

Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

DELIVERY

PEOPLE

WANTED

The Star requires

delivery personnel

in all areas of

Christchurch.

The work involves

door-to-door

delivery of The Star

newspaper.

Please call

Leanne Lucas 364-7451 or

Mark Coulthard 364 7453

email: deliveries@starmedia.kiwi

Holiday

Accommodation

QUEENSLAND SUN-

SHINE COAST AUSTRA-

LIA Resort, Ocean Views,

Balconies, Self Contained,

1 or 2 B/R Ensuite,

Heated Pool, Spa, Sauna,

Free Internet, Shops,

Restaurants, Tennis, Surf

Club & Patrolled Beach,

Public Transport at door.

Ask for our SEASONAL

SPECIALS. Phone 61 7

544-35011 Email: reception@mandolin.com.au

www.mandolin.com.au

Pets & Supplies

AFFORDABLE Dog

Grooming $44 small,

$52 med, experienced

and qualified groomer/

veterinary nurse,

Redwood, ph June 03 354-

6414 or 027 746-5295

Public Notices

DEMOLITION

With care and respect we

will remove your dwelling.

Our policy is to recycle as

much as we can. We are a

local company specialising

in residential properties. We

will endeavor to cater for

your individual needs.

Ph. R.M. Solutions

021 02866981

for a free quote.

Situations Vacant

CA$H

Strippers

& Podium

Dancers

Wanted!

18+ TO APPLY

NEISHA

021 193 0118

To Let

NEED MORE

SPACE?

NO BOND THIS MONTH

Ideal as an extra

bedroom or office.

Three convenient sizes

from $70 p/w:

Standard 3.6m x 2.4m

Large 4.2m x 2.4m

Xtra-large 4.8m x 2.4m

Visit our display cabins at

95 Beach Road or

470 Cranford Street or call

0211277227 for a free brochure.

www.justcabins.co.nz

Trades & Services

Appliance Sales & Service

388 4780

Appliance Services

14 Brighton Mall, New Brighton

DRIVEWAYS & PAVING

FREE QUOTES

Professional, friendly

Service Always

Ph. 03 329 4806

or 027 827 0505

CAP CONSTRUCTION LTD

ROOFING

- Re-roofing and

new roofing

- Quality roofing at

the best price around

- Licensed building

practitioner

Robinson

Roofing Ltd

Call Hamish for a

quote 03 347 90 45

Trades & Services

HOUSE

CLEARING

Are you moving

house?

Let All Clear Canterbury

take care of your

unwanted items.

You identify what you want

to keep & we will dispose

of the rest!!

Mob: 021 078 4553

raewynlcooke@gmail.com

www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz

• Replacement/new roofing

• Colour Steel gutter & fascia

• Flue & log burner installs

• Skytube/light installs

• Earthquake repairs

Licence Building

Practitioner LBP

Member of the Roofing

Association

DCM ROOFING LTD

The Roofing Specialists

PHONE IAIN

027 445 5597

iain@dcmroofing.co.nz

The Role

You will assist our senior production

staff in all stages of commercial and

web video production, with direct

accountability for the execution of

a specific client brief within editorial

guidelines.

You will oversee all day-to-day

operations, such as schedule

planning, brand and product research,

staff and talent management and

more.

Your responsibilities include but are

not limited to-

• Creative script writing, idea

generation and research

• Managing

producer’s daily

activities

• Interacting with

team members and

ensuring excellent

communication within

various departments

• Planning and organising

ahead to establish an

efficient course of action

for yourself and the team

• Leading and motivating

production teams, crews and

contributors, by providing

clear instructions,

support, direction and

feedback

If you’re ready for your next challenge, send your CV and cover

letter to Maria.Virgolini@starmedia.kiwi.

Candidates will be considered as and

when applications are received.

Applicants for this position should have

NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Trades & Services

NEED A

PLUMBER?

Call us now for fast

friendly service.

Get your problems sorted out

quick smart - on time!!

Phone for a FREE

quote now.

Phone 03 377 1280

Mobile 021 898 380

YARDWORK

Property

maintenance

Spouting cleaning

Water blasting

Lawn care

Spraying

Chainsaw work

Garden tidy ups

Servicing the

North west

Call 0800

YARDWORK

(9273 9675)

Or 0279 273 007

Trades & Services

ELECTRICIAN

REGISTERED for all

electrical installations &

repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or

021 026 73375

• Establishing clear objectives

for implementing effective and

economic production schedules

• Composing and preparing a variety

of correspondence, reports, and

internal documents in support

of current and new business

development activities

Our ideal candidate

We are looking for an enthusiastic,

highly motivated individual with

excellent time management skills,

able to work on multiple projects

simultaneously and to liaise and

cooperate with external suppliers,

clients and team.

Candidate’s strengths-

• Relevant qualification in journalism,

communications, media studies or

equivalent experience

• Sound knowledge of the production

process

• Video editing experience

• Script writing experience

• Excellent communication skills

• Ability to think creatively and

“outside the box”

• Can work independently and as part

of a team

• Can work effectively under pressure,

react quickly and meet tight

deadlines

• Have a full, valid driving licence

Trades & Services

GLAZING

Stephen Thom

Glazing 2012 Ltd.

(Under New Management)

• Mirrors

• New Glazing

• Pet Door

Specialists

• Frameless

Showers

• Splashbacks

WE CAN DO YOUR

WORK NOW

9155874AA

ALL BROKEN

WINDOWS

Phone Cushla

03 352 6225

or 027 352 6225

BEST BATHROOMS

full renovation specialists,

LBP, repairs &

maintenance ph 03 387-

0770 or 027 245-5226


26

Tuesday July 19 2016

Trades & Services

Trademaster

Painters & Decorators

Specialist painters of

Heritage & Period Homes,

Villas & restoration works,

All Exterior & Interior paint finishes,

Wallpapering,

Stain & Varnish applications,

Interior paint stripping,

Exterior lead paint removal.

Interior application techniques

French wash, stipple glaze, ragging,

marbleing, fresco

Qualified tradesman 30 years experience

Ph Martin 0212 397 781

Trades & Services

BRICKLAYER

George Lockyer. Over

30 years bricklaying

experience. UK trained.

Licensed Building

Practitioner number

BP105608. Insurance

work. EQC repairs.

Heritage brickwork a

speciality. No job too

small. Governors Bay.

Home 329-9344, Cell

027 684-4046, email

karengeorge@xtra.co.nz

BUILDER

For all building work

but specialist in bathroom

renovations, 30 yrs

experience, with service

and integrity. Free Quotes.

Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or

0274 367-067.

BUILDER LICENSED

available for all aspects of

building. Please call 027

241-7471 or 335-0265

CARRIER LoCAL

experienced, friendly,

trade-me purchases, single

items to truck loads,

furniture to whatever,

removals & trade

deliveries a specialty. Ph

GEH 341-5069

CARPET & VINYL

LAYINg. Repairs,

uplifting, relaying,

restretching, Email

jflattery@xtra.co.nz, ph

0800 003 181 or 027

2407416

DRIVEWAYS

Replace, repair or new.

We are a local company

with over 10 yrs exp.

We also operate a

digger for all other

earthworks.

Ph. R.M. Solutions

021 02866981

for a free quote.

ELECTRICIAN

REgISTERED for all

electrical installations &

repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or

021 026 73375

ELECTRICIAN:

SES Electrical for all

types of electrical repairs

+ Installations. Free

Quotes. Please call 027

4928 971.

FENCE PAINTINg/

STAININg Quality at

a reasonable price. Free

quotes. Phone Warren

today on 980-1676 or 027

2014713

FIBRoUS PLASTERER

All aspects of plastering,

no job too small. Ph Heath

022 639-9547

Classifieds

PLUMBER

ALF THORPE

PLUMBING Certifying

Plumber for all types of

plumbing, maintenance,

spouting, alterations etc.

Phone 352-7402 or 0274-

350-231

PLUMBER

A Top Plumbing job

completed at a fair price,

prompt service, all work

guaranteed, Ph Brian 960-

7673 or 021 112-3492

RooFINg

Qualified & Licenced

Practitioner. Re-Roof &

Repairs, all types. Member

New Zealand Roofing

Association. Over 35 years

experience. Phone John

Trades & Services 027 432-3822 or 351-9147

email johnmill@ihug.

FURNITURE

co.nz

REMoVALS

Large Trucks $95 + SHoE REPAIRS

GST per hour 7 day NZ Belfast engraving. Shoe

wide, packing & moving, repairs,key cutting &

Professional Company, engraving.(10 yrs exp)683

Professional Service. Main North Rd, ph 027

Canterbury Relocations 3113423

Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313 SPoUTINg CLEANINg

Spouting Unblocked,

HoUSESITTER

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Mature, experienced and

Out. Also Full Handyman

reliable women avail for

Services Available. Call

housesitting, non smoker,

Trevor 332 8949 or 021

excell refs and current

043-2034

police check. Will love

your pets and keep your SToNEMASoN, BRICK

home immaculate. Ph or & BLoCKLAYER,

txt 027 558 7571 Earthquake Repairs, Grind

Out & Repoint, River/

PAINTINg

& Oamaru stone, Schist,

DECoRATINg interior Volcanic Rock, Paving,

& exterior, gib fixing, all Alterations new & old,

plastering, paperhanging, Quality Workmanship,

Est 50 yrs in ChCh, ph visit www.featureworks.

Wingfields Ltd, ph Mark co.nz or ph 027 601-3145

021 171-1586 or 355-5994

TILER/CARPENTER

PAINTER AVAILABLE 35 years exp, no job

All aspects in painting. too small. Ph Ross 027

Very competitive in roofs

and fences. Please call 027

241-7471 or 335-0265

4311440.

TREES

BIg oR SMALL, tree

removal, trimming, stump

PLASTERER

grinding, shelterbelt clean

Gib Stopping, Small

up, section clearing,

job specialty. 30 + years

rubbish removals,

experience. Ring 0800

excavation work, ph Trees

387-369

Big or Small, for a free

PLASTERER SoLID quote, 021 061 4783

both ext & int work, TREE WoRK

Scottish Tradesman with Hedge trimming, stump

over 30 yrs experience, grinding, rubbish removed,

FREE Quotes, ph Donald small job specialty Ph

351-1691 or 021 023 Andrew 03 322-8341 or

26186

027 435-8759

PLUMBER

For prompt service for all

T.V. SERVICE CENTRE

Repairs, tvs, microwaves,

plumbing maintenance, stereos, DVD. Aerial

repairs and alterations. installations and kitsets,

Phone Michael 364 7080

or 027 438 3943

480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03

379 1400

6 ISSUES

delivered to your door

FROm ONly

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0800 77 77 10

rugbynews.co.nz

Trades & Services

UPHoLSTERER

Dining Chairs, Lounge

suites, Caravan Squabs

etc. recovered. Free

Quotes. Phone Graeme

383-1448

VHS VIDEo TAPES

& all camera tapes

converted to DVD, video

taping, weddings, twenty

firsts, special occasions,

www.grahamsvideo.co.nz

ph 03 338-1655

WATERBLASTINg

Quality Job, Quick Service

by skilled tradesman, Ph

Richard Severin at Jet-X

0800 538 969 Free quotes,

visit www.jetx.co.nz

WINDoW CLEANINg

Average 3 bdrm house

inside or out $40. Both

$70. Phone Trevor 344-

2170

WINDoWS & DooRS

Joiner 25 yrs experience,

Repair of rot or full

replacement of sashes

& existing windows &

doors, Glazing, door

locks, security stays

fitted, New house

installation of doors &

hardware, ph Mykle 027

399 1673

GLAZING

Stephen Thom

Glazing 2012 Ltd.

(Under New Management)

• Mirrors

• New Glazing

• Pet Door

Specialists

• Frameless

Showers

• Splashbacks

WE CAN DO YOUR

WORK NOW

Wanted To Buy

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture,

Beds, Stoves, Washing

machines, Fridge Freezers.

Same day service. Selwyn

Dealers. Phone 980 5812

or 027 313 8156

A Records and Hi-Fi

gear wanted, excellent

prices paid for good

records especially kiwi

and overseas bands 60’s

- 90’s PennyLane 430

Colombo St Sydenham

7 days www.pennylane.

co.nz ph 3663278 or 021

2226144

TOOLS Garden,

garage, woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

Vehicles Wanted

9155874AA

ALL BROKEN

WINDOWS

Phone Cushla

03 352 6225

or 027 352 6225

VEHICLES

ANY CONDITION

WANTED

FOR CASH

$ $ $

Ph 347 9354 or

027 476 2404

H ORNBY

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SATURDAY

23 July, 4.30PM

MARION'S OUTLAWS

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24 July, 2PM

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Moulin Rouge

Pre sale tickets $20 / Door sales $25

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST, 2PM

Pat Dugan's 90th

Birthday Celebration

GREAT LIVE BAND along with special

guests Jodi Vaughan, Brendan Dugan,

Tony & Temara Williams, Peter Cairns,

Cameron Walsh, Allan Barron

and more! Tickets $20.

Hornby WMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Road | Hornby

www.hornbyworkingmensclub.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome

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Cafe open from 11am

Happy Hour 4.30pm - 5.30pm

TAB & Gaming, Function Facilities,

HOUSIE Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

SHUTTLE Tuesday - Saturday

Open 7 Days

Restaurant open

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Retro Roast Lunch

12pm Wednesdays

$10 Members/$12 Non

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Computing For Free - still going strong after 15 years

Ara Institute of Canterbury (formerly CPIT)

has provided free computer courses at four

hubs across Christchurch for over 15 years.

Now, it is evolving to better connect a wide

variety of learners with accessible training for

basic computer skills or upskilling to improve

career opportunities.

Computing For Free manager Peter Nock

says that over 19,000 people have accessed

free or affordable training so far. “Originally

we offered short, non-assessed computer

courses as the government saw the need for

adults to upskill in this area. We created a

friendly and welcoming place to get started

on computing skills, and we still do this, but

now we also do a whole lot more.”

At hubs in New Brighton, Bishopdale, Hornby,

Rangiora, Christchurch’s Madras Street and

now also in Timaru, Ara staff continue to

support community learning needs through

Computing For Free.

We help people

get to where they

want to go.

further skills for their particular job or to take

the next step in their career.”

The course timetables are designed to

be flexible to fit around family and

professional commitments.

“Our approach works,” Peter says. “We

consistently deliver quality and receive

excellent student feedback. We help people

to get where they want to go.”

Peter Nock

Computing For Free Manager

“There is still a range of self-paced, short

courses of between 20 to 40 hours to

introduce people to specific programs like

web design and Powerpoint. However, we

also offer business and job-seeking courses,

and the National Certificate in Computing,

which is a formal qualification that employers

recognise and value.”

The courses are facilitated by tutors who are

on-hand to provide support. “Our staff are

passionate about the courses they teach and

the communities they teach in, providing a

really great experience for our students.”

Computing for Free is offered through

Ara Connect, which introduces learners

across the Canterbury region to skills that

are industry-relevant and designed to help

achieve career goals.

Peter adds that computer skills are a

necessity in today’s professional environment.

“Everyone needs to know their way around a

computer and some people need to acquire

Enrolling is easy – just pop into your

local branch to discuss your needs

with one of our friendly team or visit

www.ara.ac.nz/ara-connect.

Upskilling leads to teaching role

Jo Harkerss had reached a crossroad in

her life when she enrolled in a Computing

For Free programme at Ara Institute of

Canterbury’s Bishopdale hub. Now she is a

computing tutor helping others to succeed.

Why did you first enrol in

Computing For Free?

I was on maternity leave when I was made

redundant from my job. Both my sister and

my mother were enrolled at the New Brighton

hub – that’s how I found out about it. I’ve

always enjoyed computing and I wanted to

use my time wisely to upskill myself.

What are you doing now?

I’m working as a tutor at Computing For Free!

What do you enjoy about your job?

It’s very cool helping other people to succeed.

The hardest thing is for people to walk in the

door. Then they realise that we are really nice!

And that they can do it. You see people come

in who feel afraid of computers, but we are

here to help them to achieve. Study is not easy

for everyone, but our programmes have a

good balance of theory and practice, plus the

programmes are self-paced to fit around other

commitments such as work and family.

For many people it is a huge stepping stone.

They may have been made redundant or been

out of the workforce after having children.

Here they can connect with other people and

learn new skills that will make them more

employable and give them confidence to

try other things too. They might have used

computers in the past, but programmes

change and skills need to be updated.

What sort of feedback do you get?

Because we’re like a family, once people

have finished their studies here, they come

back and tell us what they’re doing. Our

programmes lead into further computing

studies at Ara, or they can help you to find

work. I think most importantly,

our students get a taste of what they’re

capable of. They develop computer skills but

they also develop confidence and brush up

on the soft skills, such as communication

and networking, that employers value in

today’s workplaces.

We’re here to help make your enrolment easy. Please call, email or visit our website for more information.

03 940 8888 | 0800 24 24 76 | info@ara.ac.nz | www.ara.ac.nz


Computing For Free at a glance

FREE AND LOW-COST COURSES

For free or a small fee, our courses can lead

to skills and qualifications for employment

and self-employment.

FLEXIBLE HOURS

Our courses are available during the day,

some evenings and on Saturdays.

COMPUTING, BUSINESS

& JOB HUNTING COURSES

We offer computing courses ranging from Computing

Basics through to the National Certificate in Computing

Level 3, plus courses in Photoshop, web design, digital

communications and more. Business courses include

MYOB payroll and advanced Excel.

STUDY LOCALLY

With handy locations in Bishopdale, Hornby, New

Brighton, Rangiora, Christchurch City Centre and

soon also in Timaru, there’s an Ara hub near you.

STUDY AT YOUR OWN PACE

Our courses are designed so you can study

at your own pace, when it suits you.

FRIENDLY, SUPPORTIVE TUTORS

Our tutors and staff are friendly, experienced,

supportive and encouraging.

Fast facts

Whether you’re a first-time computer user and want to upskill and enhance

your employment opportunities, or you have advanced skills and want to

improve your productivity within a business, Computing For Free offers

flexible courses to suit you and your busy schedule.

FREE SHORT COURSES:

• Access for Beginners

• Access Enhanced

• Computing Basics

• Computing Basics DT

• Excel for Beginners

• Excel Enhanced

• Keyboarding for Beginners

• Powerpoint for Beginners

• Publisher for Beginners

• Web Design for Beginners

• Word for Beginners

• Word Enhanced

PLUS:

• Job seeking and accounting

programmes

• National Certificate in

Computing Level 3

We’re here to help make your enrolment easy. Please call, email or visit our website for more information.

03 940 8888 | 0800 24 24 76 | info@ara.ac.nz | www.ara.ac.nz


Learn locally - Learn at one of our five handy locations around Canterbury

Ara New Brighton Corner Hawke Street and Shaw Avenue - Christchurch

Ara City City Campus, Madras Street - Christchurch

Ara Hornby Clock Tower Centre, Building 1, 1 Brynley Street - Christchurch

Ara Bishopdale Bishopdale Mall, Harewood Road - Christchurch

Ara Rangiora 14 Ashley Street - Rangiora

Ara Timaru - Coming Soon! Timaru Campus, 32 Arthur St - Timaru

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10 essential computer skills for the workplace

Computer tutor Josh Hough, who

teaches school students through

Ara Institute of Canterbury, offers

some useful tips about basic

computing for employment.

1. Knowing how to use a computer

Knowing how to actually operate a computer

will make you a much more efficient

employee. Having an understanding of the

appearance, keyboard commands and ways

in which the computer operating system

works will make you more valuable to

your employer.

2. Word processing skills

4. Using email

Many workplaces now use email as their

primary method of communication.

Having a good understanding of how to

use it is essential. Knowing about correct

email etiquette is also important as it’s

easy to convey the wrong message when

communicating in text only.

5. Using Microsoft Office

Many employers use specialist software,

however the majority use Microsoft office

for common tasks such as word processing,

spreadsheets, databases and presentations.

Being familiar with these programmes is an

essential skill to possess.

employer safe when using the computer

is something every employee should know.

8. Knowing how to back up your work

Unfortunately, computers can get viruses and

networks can crash. Learning how to back up

your documents so you don’t risk losing all of

your hard work if something goes wrong is a

really helpful skill to possess.

9. Organising your files

A large amount of businesses store their files on

computer networks that can vary in complexity.

Being able to organise your files effectively is a

desirable skill for many employers.

10. Understanding basic

hardware terminology

You don’t have to be a tech-wiz, but you

do need to understand the difference

between the various parts of the computer

like the “hard drive”, “modem” and “router”.

Knowing the names of the parts and their

functions will make it much easier to get

help when you need to report a problem

to tech support.

Word processing is an absolutely essential

skill in today’s job market. Many employers

require their staff to be able to proficiently

write, edit, and produce a variety of

documents using a computer.

3. Using the internet

Being able to confidently use the internet

is crucial for job seekers. Having the ability

to complete research by browsing various

websites or by using search engines can

allow you to easily find things out – useful for

both work and home life!

6. Using the cloud

Cloud technology provides online storage

space and is commonly used to store, send

and receive files. Many businesses make use

of this technology to allow their employees

to share and collaborate on files and

documents.

7. Keeping secure

There are all sorts of security risks

associated with using a computer, especially

when sensitive data is involved. Knowing the

dos and don’ts to help keep you and your

Opening doors to the world of ICT

Ara Computing For Free programmes

don’t just lead to wider immediate work

opportunities - they can open up a whole

world of computing programmes to help

you go even further. Many students discover

a passion and an aptitude for computing

through Computing For Free. Having boosted

their confidence and study skills, they then

decide to take their knowledge further.

There are a wide range of pathways available

for studying computing at Ara depending

on the career outcomes you want to achieve

and how long you want to study for. All

programmes are developed in conjunction

with industry to provide the most up-to-date

and relevant knowledge of this fast-paced

and exciting industry.

The entry point for the Department of

Computing programmes is the New Zealand

Certificate in Information Technology

Essentials Level 4. This six month, full time

programme offers an excellent overview of

major computing areas including hardware,

operating systems, networking and security,

user experience, website design and

development, information systems, and

software design and development. It also

covers the professional, ethical and legal

context of computing in the real world.

Many students

discover a passion

and an aptitude for

computing through

Computing For Free.

There are a number of 12 month New Zealand

diplomas covering IT technical support or

web development and design at level 5,

and networking or systems administration

at level 6. These can lead right through to

the three year Bachelor of Information and

Communication Technologies.

Youth who want to leave school and get

started on their career can enrol in the

Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 2

(Computing) through the Youth Guarantee

programme at Ara, which is fees-free.

At the other end of the spectrum,

professionals in the industry can put

their expertise towards academic

credits and a qualification through

the Centre for Assessment of Prior

Learning. This is an excellent

way to upskill and achieve

career progression.

For all the details,

see www.ara.ac.nz.

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