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Bank’s withdrawal puts

mall future in jeopardy

• By Andrew King

PART OF Bishopdale Village

Mall may die due to the lack

of “drawcard” businesses after

Westpac announced it will close

its doors next month.

That’s the fear of the Bishopdale

Community Trust and a

long-term business owner who

says shops on the eastern side of

the mall will struggle financially.

Bishopdale Sports World

owner Tony Ralfe has been in

the mall for about 30 years and

he said losing businesses such as

Mitre 10 and Westpac will hurt

financially.

“Financially, people are going

to struggle on this side of the

mall I’m sure . . . it is a real blow

to Bishopdale,” he said.

Community trust development

worker Tania Smith said

losing key elements of the mall

would make it hard for it to

survive.

“People who used that bank

also visited other shops in

the area, with it gone, those

customers will use the facilities

near another branch which will

really hurt businesses here,” she

said.

The eastern side of the mall

lost Mitre 10 last month after it

closed its doors and moved to

LOSS: Bishopdale Community Trust development worker Tania Smith (left) fears losing Westpac in the Bishopdale Village Mall will

hurt businesses on the eastern side. Residents such as Tracey Neithe (right) are annoyed they will have to go elsewhere to bank

and possibly shop. Top right: The eastern side of the mall has little foot traffic when compared to the western side.

Papanui.

But the western side of the

mall is busy in comparison to

the eastern side.

Hopes are pinned on the new

$4m Bishopdale Community

Centre and Library expected

to be complete in March 2017

and Development Christchurch

working with local businesses to

rejuvenate the area.

Development Christchurch

chief executive Rob Hall said it is

in initial discussions with property

owners in and around the

mall to understand what kind of

development can be done.

Bishopdale Business Association

secretary Jenni Hague said

the new library will attract quite

a few people to the area.

Westpac released a statement

on Thursday confirming

16 branches throughout the

country including Bishopdale

and Fendalton will be closing in

November due to 85 per cent of

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EDITOR’S

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

ANOTHER BLOW to the

Bishopdale Village Mall as

reported on the front page.

Businesses have struggled in the

area since the community centre

closed due to earthquake damage.

Fortunately, the community centre

is now being rebuilt, but with the

announcement Westpac is closing

its branch just weeks after Mitre 10

exited, businesses are feeling the

pinch. Get out and support them if

you can.

Finally, if any of you are

still making up your mind

who to vote for in the local

body elections, page 6 could

help. We ask Harewood Ward

candidates about whether the

public transport system is good

enough. Meanwhile, on page 5 two

candidates have a war of words

over the troublesome Harewood,

Breens and Gardiners Rds

intersection.

Hei kona, Shelley Robinson

Rangi Ruru cyclists come out on top in time trial

SPORT

12

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

Elections...................................6

Schools...................8 & 10

Sports........................................12

Our People.....................15

Events........................................17

Health & Beauty.........19

Real Estate..........................20

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Call for car parking charges

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• By Andrew King

A CYCLING group says Jellie

Park Recreation and Sports

Centre users who drive to the

facility should be charged for

parking.

Spokes Canterbury chairman

Don Babe said instead of the

city council’s proposal to offer

free gear, food or discount cards

if people travelled by cycle or

used the bus, they should simply

charge for car parking.

The Fendalton-Waimairi

Community Board decided

in May to form a committee,

chaired by board member

Bridget Williams, to gather ideas

around how to encourage people

to leave the car at home.

The survey is open now and

will run for the next three weeks

at Jellie Park.

The idea came about because

there was not enough parking at

the facility during summer.

Between December 2015 and

March 2016, 238,024 people

used the facilities, the park has

114 car parks available.

Among the idea was to offer

discount cards, give out towels

or free food as a reward to those

who cycled or used the bus.

But Mr Babe said the community

board has got it wrong.

He said it would be difficult to

IDEAS NEEDED: Fendalton-Waimairi Community Board member Bridget Williams wants

to hear any ideas about how to encourage Jellie Park users to get out of their cars and use

alternative transport.

PHOTO: ANDREW KING ​

police who had actually cycled

and who had just taken a helmet

along to get a discount.

He said the idea should be

flipped on its head and for car

parking to be charged instead.

“Let us discourage the use of

cars to get to a sports facility if

people live close,” he said.

Once the committee has gathered

those idea it will use the

best one in a trial in November.

Miss Williams said it would

be better to encourage cycling

or public transport rather than

charge for parking.

“It is one way of controlling

parking issues, however, I feel

that encouraging cycling provides

a benefit to the environment,

the person and relieves

parking issues,” she said.

Extending the car park was rejected

by a city council committee

in May after overwhelming

public response to the consultation.

“The hope is to free up car

parks, create healthy habits and

make sure there is community

involvement,” Miss Williams said.

Currently, it costs adults $5.80

to use the pool, while children

under 16 pay $3.10.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Should

motorists be charged for

parking at Jellie Park. Email

your views to andrew.king@

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ROUNDABOUT REMOVED

The removal of the Courtney

and Westminster Sts roundabout

is expected to completed at

the end of the month. It will

be replaced with two stop

signs, one in Courtney St and

one in Roosevelt St. The work

will include new kerbs and a

pedestrian island in the middle

of the road near an entrance to

St Albans School to assist pupils.

NEW HOUSING OPENED

The city council has opened

eight new social housing units in

Mairehau. The new units were

officially opened at the Innes

Courts housing complex, bringing

the total number to 38. They

are part of a number of new

city council units being built to

help replace those that were redzoned

or deemed uneconomic to

repair. Tenants will begin moving

in next month.

ROAD ONE-WAY

The top end of Aikmans Rd,

from Papanui Rd to Akela St, is

one-way south-west bound for

about six weeks from today for

SCIRT repairs. It will be fixing a

major wastewater pipe called the

Wairakei Collector. The detour

to get to Papanui Rd from Aikmans

Rd is Akela St, Cox St and

Office Rd.

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Having served as an elected

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strong mix of local government

experience, leadership skills and

integrity to the Council.

With your support, I will work

hard for a safer, sustainable and

community focused city.

My priorities include:

• Making streets and intersections safer for

everybody especially school pupils, cyclists, the

elderly and people with disabilities;

• Protecting the purity of our water supply;

• Restoring and protecting our streams and

waterways;

• Rebuilding our community facilities;

• Revamping the Bishopdale Mall in collaboration

with the community and local business;

• Efficient and cost-effective public transport;

• Enhancing parks and green spaces;

• Protecting our strategic assets;

• Affordable rates.

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and do the best for him. Luckily it also helps to

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The surgeon in Auckland had access to this

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A real success story for Dusty and his

family and it just goes to show that

the best veterinary medicine is often

a collaborative team effort, where our

primary objective is to successfully

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At McMaster & Heap we are also extremely lucky

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diseases and Catherine Morganti, who regularly

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One of the them, the

fire at Tait Electronics

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night, ended up as a fourth

alarm which means eight

fire trucks, an aerial

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While we sometimes

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ability to respond dozens

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sending those eight

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four fire trucks and the

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The Fire Service’s

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South Island down to the

Waitaki River. The last

couple of years has seen us

experiencing more than

our share of fatal fires.

While none of them are

identical there seems to be

a group of people more at

risk than others.

Being older, having

restricted ability to move,

drinking alcohol and

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Council rivals square off

• By Andrew King

TWO HAREWOOD Ward

election hopefuls are locked in a

war of words over an intersection

both are trying to improve.

Faimeh Burke and Aaron

Keown say they are concerned

about safety issues at the

intersection of Harewood, Breens

and Gardiners Rds.

The Nor’West News has

reported that residents, schools

and elected officials want a

change to the intersection due to

near misses with school pupils,

cars and cyclists.

But Mr Keown’s petition

to have lights installed at the

junction is nothing more

than “grandstanding and

electioneering,” according to Mrs

Burke.

“It is about getting publicity – a

little bit of coverage in the paper,”

she said.

Mr Keown said it was “a bit

rich” to run down his petition

when she has had 12 years to

listen to the community and help

them with the issue.

“Don’t throw your toys out the

cot now I’m campaigning on it . . .

why not support those coming up

with really good ideas,” he said.

Mrs Burke has been on the

Fendalton-Waimairi Community

Board for the last 12 years.

Aaron Keown Faimeh Burke

More than 1600 people

signed Mr Keown’s petition,

in what he has described as an

overwhelming response.

“The feedback has been that

the residents of the area have felt

ignored for decades over safety

concerns at this intersection,” he

said.

City council transport

operations manager Steffan

Thomas said currently there is no

project in the Long Term Plan for

upgrading the intersection.

Mrs Burke has also been

fighting to get lights installed

at the intersection and said that

city council staff had told her it is

unsafe and something needs to be

done.

“They [city council staff] have

made some improvements for

pedestrians, but that wasn’t

enough for us [community board]

so we have asked them to look at

it again,” she said.

• Also standing in the

Harewood Ward: Rod D

Cameron, Rod S Cameron and

Brian Gargiulo.

CONTROVERSIAL INTERSECTION: City council candidates

are concerned about safety at the Harewood, Breens and

Gardiners Rds intersection.

•March 14: Harewood

resident Julianne Grant

speaks with the Fendalton-

Waimairi Community

Board about the

intersection’s safety. City

council staff to produce

“urgent” report

April 4: New Zealand

Automobile Association

support investigation into

traffic lights

July 4: City council report

says it does not need

upgrade due to lack of

crashes. Signage to go in

warning about pedestrians.

The board asked city

council staff to investigate

further

July 26: Shirley-Papanui

Community Board deputy

chairman Aaron Keown

starts a petition for traffic

lights. About 1600 people

sign it.

In Brief

ROAD WORKS

Fendalton Rd and Harper Ave will

be reduced to one lane for the next

two weeks while SCIRT repairs the

wastewater system. Fendalton Rd

will be reduced to one lane both

ways. Harper Ave will drop to one

lane heading west. There will be no

right turn from Wood Lane onto

Fendalton Rd.

NEW PLUNKET NURSE

Bishopdale has a new nurse at the

Kendal Ave Plunket Clinic. Morag

Neale has come back to her home

town after spending seven years in

Melbourne as a paediatric nurse.

Her hours will be Tuesday to Thursday,

8.30am to 4.30pm.

NO-STOPPING LINES

The Shirley-Papanui Community

Board has approved no-stopping

lines near the intersection of

Glasnevin Dr and Glencullen Dr

in Casebrook. The lines will be

installed in response to residents’

requests to prevent cars from the

Papanui Club parking on Glasnevin

Dr.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WEEK

The Shirley-Papanui Community

Board has approved $4000 towards

43 Neighbourhood Week applications.

Neighbourhood Week is a city

council initiative which runs from

October 28 to November 6. Most of

the funding will go towards street

barbecues and community lunches.

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NOR’WEST NEWS

Traffic issues need to be addressed

In the lead up to the

local body elections,

the Nor’West News is

asking candidates their

views on topical issues

within the community.

Is the public transport

system adequate for the

residents to get in and

out of the Harewood

Ward or does it need to

be improved?

Faimeh Burke

– Harewood

Ward city council

candidate

The current

public transport

system in the

Harewood Ward

is very poor. With no bus routes

in Bishopdale, residents have

to go a long way to access bus

transport, which is very difficult

for the elderly and people with

poor health. The residents of

Northwood would also like to

have a bus route taking them

to the city. Currently the city

council can decide about the

bus stops but not the routes. I

think it would be logical for the

city council to take over this

responsibility as the bus routes

should be designed to fit the

needs of the community.

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Rod (D) Cameron

– Harewood

Ward city council

candidate

Obviously the

public transport

system in the

Harewood Ward

is inadequate through being

adversely affected in travel

times and timetables. Because of

exponential population growth

in the north of the city creating

unsustainable traffic congestion.

Expeditious introduction of light

rail with obligatory government

part-funding would immediately

relieve congestion. Priority must

be given for a major planning

overhaul of the entire city future

transport network applying a

more visionary approach by

identifying and appropriately

zoning transport corridors to

meet our future needs. Peak

time public transport needs to

be fast, efficient, accessible, and

affordable to attract increased

patronage. Light rail would

provide this economically. I fully

support returning bus services

from ECan to city council

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Aaron Keown –

Harewood Ward

city council candidate

As we have a

number of major

roads running

through the Harewood

Ward, the majority of our

population is well served by regular

bus services. With our ageing

population we need to be looking

at what the future of public

transport looks like and we need

to look at new solutions such as

door to door services funded by

the city council, but operated by

local community organisations to

be cost effective. We also need to

continue the conversation around

rail and look to make this a cost

effective option.

Rod (S) Cameron

– Harewood

Ward city council

candidate

Public transport

is part of our civic

infrastructure

and should be

regularly reviewed and updated

to meet demands. However it

involves complex issues, which

in our relatively spread out ward

means there is no simple answer

to create best solutions. I regard

there needs to be a region-wide

study of needs, suggestions and

options, with each city council

working with ECan. Society is

on the cusp of major change

with the prospect of autonomous

vehicles being ‘just around the

corner’ and this needs to be taken

into account, together with more

mundane elements such as public

‘hire’ bicycles. When elements

such as these are put into the

mix, I believe we will see a new

dawn of useful, readily available,

efficient, public transport. It is

exciting.

Aaron Campbell

- Harewood Ward

community board

candidate

For some

residents in

Harewood public

transport will be

adequate but for many others

it won’t. It certainly needs to be

improved. After ECan changed

the bus routes usage has gone

down and we as both users

and as residents should not

be satisfied with it. We should

be voting for ECan candidates

who will actively advocate for

the return of control of the bus

routes to the city council. I lived

in cities with integrated public

transport systems for several

years and know the benefits of

such programmes. Christchurch

has its own set of challenges but

ones that can be overcome with

community decision making and

leveraging the use of technology.

Linda Chen – Harewood Ward community board candidate

Currently there are at least 10 bus routes that allow our residents to get in and out of

the ward. There is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to the public transport

system being adequately available for all residents across the entire ward. More bus

routes, more frequent bus times and cheaper bus fares will be convenient for our residents

and beneficial to the environment. However, we need to see how realistic and cost

effective this is for Christchurch. Improvements on any issues are great, but we do have a

limited budget and it is important to prioritise the utilisation of our budget.

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News

Changing face of Papanui

• By Murray Williams, Papanui

Heritage Group.

THE PAPANUI Herald of

March 21, 1989 reveals an

interesting glimpse of life in

Papanui a generation ago.

This was a significant year

as two major administrative

reforms affected the area.

Local government reorganisation

meant that the

Waimairi District Council,

which had continued to

administer some parts of

Papanui, was undergoing a

forced amalgamation with the

Christchurch City Council.

The education system was

also facing a shake-up with the

arrival of Tomorrow’s Schools.

The Canterbury Education

Board faced termination

in favour of a more direct

relationship between primary

schools and central government

agencies.

A meeting at Papanui

Primary School was advertised

and “all parents, teachers and

interested people” were invited

to find out more about the

changes.

Local news items included

reference to the repair of the

over-bridge that provided

an access point to Waimairi

Primary School.

The bridge had been

destroyed by an overloaded

goods wagon but had since been

repaired.

Mike Moore, the local MP,

who was shortly to become a

very short term prime minster,

was reported to be carrying out

his pastoral duties presenting

prizes for the Papanui

Beautifying Association.

He cheerfully admitted that

his own garden, in Dormer St,

was a mess.

Paparoa Street School was

front page news with an article

on a social studies topic about

cave dwellers.

The Herald reporter attended

the culminating activity, a

“mammoth hunt in the school

grounds” and noted that

the junior troglodytes were

“generally a very polite and

well-mannered tribe.”

An example of technological

change is hinted at in a large

advertisement trumpeting the

expansion of the local videohire

business.

Griff’s Movie Specialists

had taken over the premises of

Video Shack at 27 Main North

Rd and promised 364-day

service.

A generation later this is very

REPAIRS: Local news items included reference to the repair

of the over-bridge that provided an access point to Waimairi

Primary School.​

much a sunset industry.

An advertisement from

Redwood Electrical regretting

that it would no longer repair

jugs, irons or toasters hinted at

the advent of cheap imports in

such consumer goods.

The Herald was a free weekly

tabloid and it is not surprising

that a large percentage of space

was taken up by advertising.

For example, an eight page

feature, titled “the Herald’s

Easter Bride”, promoted a range

of goods and services to assist

“Karen and Tom” plan their

wedding and invited “other

couples to follow their footsteps

to the recommended business

places.”

Chlorination

plan down

the drain

CHLORINATION OF water

in the north-west will not go

ahead but the city council will

bring forward the completion of

a programme to replace shallow

wells with deeper bores.

The north-west water supply

zone, which stretches from Belfast

to Yaldhurst and includes parts

of Riccarton and Addington, is

graded D due to its 22 shallow

wells which supply about 80,000

people.

On Thursday, city councillors

approved a staff recommendation

to speed up a programme to

replace those wells with deeper

ones and reject the use of chlorine

in the mean time.

Most of the shallow, unconfined

wells will be shut down by the

end of March 2017. They are

considered the most susceptible to

microbiological contaminants.

Speeding up the well replacement

programme is expected to

cost about $480,000.

They also agreed that information

should be prepared for

residents to explain the risks of

providing water from shallow,

unconfined bores, and paying

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SCHOOLS

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St Andrew’s College hosted a dance revue

recently. Fifty-eight students spent many hours

rehearsing for 26 items which kept the audience

well entertained. School spokeswoman Georgia

Harvey said the dancers worked hard preparing for

the performances this term. “Well done to Courtney

Johnson for leading the organisation of the event,”

she said.

ENTHUSIASTIC: St Andrew’s College students at rehearsals.

HAVING FUN: Courtney

Johnson organised the dance

revue.

LOOKING GOOD: William

Thomas struts his stuff during

the revue.

COLLABORATION: Rangi Ruru Girls’ School’s service committee spent International Day of

Peace, September 21, with some of the pupils in the pre-school. They acknowledged the day

by making peace sign artwork with their juniors. International Day of Peace is a day devoted to

strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations.

Changes at the Russley Road/

Wairakei Road roundabout

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Russley Road

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SCHOOLS

COTSWOLD SCHOOL hosted

its own Olympic day with horse

jumping, plastic chicken tossing and

egg and spoon races.

To start the day, pupils were separated

into mixed age and house

colour groups and given the task

of making headbands and flags for

their chosen country.

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the events with a variety of different

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Pupils throw themselves into activities

activities for the pupils to participate

in.

“I liked watching the chicken

throw shot put. I threw the chicken

quite far,” eight-year-old Brooke

Nuualiitia said.

“I liked the scooter race. My team

came first,” nine-year-old Shaquille

Temaiharoa-Hoet said.

Points were allocated to winning

houses in each event and for Olympic

values.

“Red won the house points but

I’m in blue house. I felt disappointed

because blue didn’t win,” eight-yearold

Brayden Williams said.

The children thoroughly enjoyed

the day and the sunny weather made

for a fantastic day.

“My favourite part of the day was

the scooter racing,” nine-year-old

Adam Ibrahim said.

OUT AND ABOUT: Selwyn House School pupils put aside

their books and got on their bikes to tackle the Otago

Central Rail Trail. It is the 11th year the school’s year 8 pupils

have taken up the challenge, now it is considered one of

the highlights of the year. The rail trail is a 150km walking,

cycling and horse riding track that runs in an arc between

Middlemarch and Clyde, along the route of the former Otago

Central Railway. The trail is a popular tourist attraction, with

about 12,000 users per year.

GREAT WORK: Harriet

Lord of Rangi Ruru

Girls’ School received

special recognition for

her work Tantalising

Torus as one of only

four students to win an

outstanding award in

the recent Cantamath

competition. The

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the competition and

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14 highly commended

awards.

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RANGI RURU Girls’ School

cyclists have won the Scotty

Brown Christchurch under-20

team time trial series.

Competing in a five-race series,

the team of Sarah McLeod, Jaimee

Miller, Chloe Jenkins, Ava Morrow

and Isabella Carter won the

title at the final event held at Old

Tai Tapu Rd on Wednesday.

In addition, Charlotte Spurway

won the Christchurch School

SPORTS

TOP CYCLISTS: Rangi Ruru Girls’ School cyclists Sarah McLeod,

coach Scotty Brown, Chloe Jenkins, Jaimee Miller and Ava

Morrow won an under-20 team time trial series.

PHOTO: SANDI SCOTT

Rangi cycle team win

Award as the best under-14 rider

with the most accumulated points

throughout the season.

Coach Marc Prutton said it’s a

young squad this season.

“We have a lot of talented young

riders this year and they have

grown really quickly in skills and

ability through the hard work we

have put in,” he said.

Prutton said all the riders have

now finished for the year.

Burnside HS dominates

• By Gordon Findlater

BURNSIDE HIGH School made

it three years in a row when they

won the under-20 Canterbury

Basketball title last week.

The Canterbury Basketball

Association finals day was one to

remember for Burnside, taking

home both the Canterbury

under-20 and under-17 titles.

The team has dominated

the under-20 grade. They

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record over the last three years

not just being crowned champions

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three championships.

ST ANDREW’S College runner

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Canterbury winning both the Phil

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baton titles in Wellington last week.

Akiko Omori won the year 5 girls’

race by 25sec and then ran the fastest

female time (3min 37sec) in the 8 x

1km relay.

Canterbury captain Sam Idiens of

Medbury School was the first across

the line in the Dave Dixon relay

baton race. Canterbury won with a

time of 28min 59sec, 20sec ahead of

Wellington.

Canterbury captured the Phil Costley

Shield, the symbol of primary and

intermediate schools’ cross-country

supremacy, from Wellington who

have held it for the past three years.

In what was a busy day,

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High School 56-55 to claim the

under-17 title. Isaiah Morris

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Tuesday September 27 2016

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EQC UPDATE KEEPING YOU INFORMED | SEPTEMBER 2016

EQC confirms Canterbury staff numbers for 2017

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has

confirmed the shape of the organisation

for 2017, including the number of positions

in Canterbury.

“As our work in Canterbury enters its final phase

in 2017, we will obviously need to be smaller.

From January 2017, EQC will be an organisation

of about 458 people. Of these, at least 216 will

be based in Christchurch,” EQC Chief Executive

Ian Simpson says.

“The new structure retains a core of specialist staff

who will continue to meet the needs of our

remaining Canterbury customers.

“In 2017, EQC will continue to resolve remedial

inquiries on properties where we have managed a

repair, and to resolve claims for drains damaged by

the earthquakes. There is also a range of

administrative and financial tasks to be completed,”

Mr Simpson says.

Remedial inquiries

An important focus for EQC in 2017 will be resolving

the remaining remedial inquiries from Canterbury

customers who have had a managed repair.

With about 68,000 managed repairs carried out as

part of the Canterbury Home Repair Programme

(CHRP) largely completed, EQC and Fletcher EQR

have jointly agreed a new approach to completing

the remaining remedial work in Canterbury.

From January 2017, EQC will expand its role

managing all remedial inquiries to include

management of any resulting remedial repairs.

This means it will liaise with customers and

contractors to complete any additional work, where

it’s required.

“The new approach will streamline decision making

by bringing all the elements of resolving remedial

inquiries into one organisation,” Mr Simpson says.

Fletcher has agreed to continue its role in 2017 but

likely with a smaller team and a focus on managing

any underfloor work arising from the joint CHRP

subfloor review. More detailed proposals on this

will be finalised over the next month or two.

As well as its work in Canterbury for 2017, EQC

needs to be ready to respond to any future natural

disaster events anywhere in New Zealand and

continue its work of negotiating and managing

natural disaster reinsurance for the country. EQC

will also continue settling the average 5,000 to

EQC Chief Executive Ian Simpson

8,000 natural disaster claims received nationally

each year, funding research to the tune of $16

million per year, and educating the public on

natural hazards and how to mitigate them.

3,000 kids descend on the Alpine Fault

Expert Sam and teacher Shelley talk about tsunami risk on the West Coast.

EQC’s newest virtual field trip,

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The trips are designed to help

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geohazards, how we as a nation

manage those hazards, and to raise

awareness of EQC’s role in helping

build New Zealand’s resilience.

Last month’s trip was the ninth

funded by EQC and it explored

earthquakes, landslips and tsunami

on the West Coast as well as what

might happen when the Alpine

Fault next ruptures.

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They showed students where you

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created by past earthquakes and

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$25million paid out for Feb 2016 quake claims

The Earthquake Commission has passed the

halfway mark for settling the February 2016

earthquake claims, says EQC’s February

2016 Event Response Manager, Jayne Lapin.

Ms Lapin says that of the total 14,574

claims received for the 14 and 29 February

earthquakes this year, followed by the

aftershocks, EQC has resolved 8,595

by cash settlement of just over $25 million

as at 19 September.

“You can tell that Cantabrians know what is

and isn’t earthquake damage, because up to

75% of the claims received so far have been

accepted, and average $4,761 per claim.

“With the help of customers providing most

information up front – claims are taking an

average of three weeks to reach settlement.”

she said.

Ms Lapin says it is heartening to see that the new

approach which uses both on site and phonebased

assessments has empowered customers to

provide their earthquake damage data,

supported by photographs, was working well.

“We have been surveying every customer who

has been through the process and whose claims

have been resolved – whether their claims were

accepted or declined. We wanted to see how

the process worked so we could make changes

as we went where we needed to.

“To date, 87% agreed that EQC valued and used

their time wisely when dealing with them

through the claims process.

EQC will have contacted almost every customer

to discuss the details of their February claims by

the end of September to book their assessment.

“This means that, other than people who delay

their claim or whom we can’t get hold of, we will

meet our target to resolve all claims by the end of

2016, hopefully earlier,” Ms Lapin said.

EQC is continuing to work with customers who

have lodged claims from the Canterbury sequence

earthquakes, including those in the Canterbury

Home Repair (CHRP) and land programmes, and

the settlement of the February claims will not slow

the progress of these programmes.

EQC sets out

process for

remedial requests

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has streamlined

its process for handling new remedial requests from

customers received from 1 August, 2016.

EQC’s Head of Dwelling Settlement, Michael Price, says

the new process aims for faster resolution with customers

having the opportunity to provide information upfront and

state their preference for a cash settlement or a managed

repair where remedial work is required.

The changes have been introduced after positive

customer feedback on the process used to manage

claims from the February 2016 earthquake, where

customers had the opportunity to submit more

information upfront to enable quicker turnaround.

“Many customers going through the February 2016

claims management process are positive or very positive

about their experience,” Mr Price says.

“EQC will now use this approach for new remedial

requests, and customers will be asked to send in

information such as photographs and builders’ quotes.”

Mr Price says while cash settlement will provide a quicker

resolution, it may not suit everyone.

“So if a customer prefers that a contractor do the work,

then EQC will arrange for that to happen during 2017.

EQC’s Community Contact Team and independent

customer advocate groups will be available to support

any cash-settled customers who aren’t confident in

sourcing their own contractors,” says Mr Price.

Of the approximate 6,900 open remedial requests

currently on EQC’s books, 3,000 properties have been

identified as not being able to have any remedial repair

completed before 2017. The new process, while largely

designed for new remedial requests, will be available to

these customers also and EQC is making contact with

them to ask if they would prefer a cash settlement or wait

for a managed repair during 2017.

CONTACT EQC AT 0800 DAMAGE (0800 326 243) OR VISIT WWW.EQC.GOVT.NZ


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Our People

Helping high school students excel

April McLennan is 19-years-old and has set up

her own trust to help high school students to

pursue and excel in work they are passionate

about. She spoke to Georgia O’Connor-Harding

about setting up her own social enterprise, life

being home-schooled and her trip to the Global

Entrepreneurship Summit in Palo Alto, California

You have set up an initiative to

help other Christchurch high

school students. Why did you

set up Limitless Charitable

Trust?

Last year was my final year of

school and I noticed so many

people I knew were overwhelmed

with career and study path options

and were unsure on what

way to go. At the same time I

knew people who did work they

were really passionate about and

were working to their strengths

and they could talk about their

jobs all day. I just thought how

cool it would be if we could all

do work we are that passionate

about.

How will this initiative set

you up for your ideal career?

Basically we have a two-part

programme and it is designed

to equip students with the confidence,

awareness and opportunities

to pursue what they are

passionate about. We are starting

year 10 students with a Limitless

Charitable Trust two-day conference

in October. That includes

talking to inspiring speakers.

We will have a diverse range of

speakers including Kiwibank

Young New Zealander of the

Year for 2015 Guy Ryan, Prime

Minister John Key’s chief science

adviser Dr Victoria Metcalf and

entrepreneur Hannah Duder.

The Zion Dance Studios will be

performing. After the conference

we will connect people to an

online portal. It will connect students

to opportunities that are

relevant to them. For instance if

they were passionate about the

environment and are looking for

work experience we can connect

them to the organisation.

Are high schools setting

students up well enough for the

workforce?

I think it is really challengingwe

do live in a world that is

rapidly changing. The workforce

is changing and it can be difficult

for a traditional school to keep

up with that. I feel that knowing

who you are, what your strengths

are and what your values are

important. It should be a priority

and that is why we are focusing

on that area. I think it is important

for students to know what it

is like to go to university.

Do you have a view on

NCEA?

Being home-schooled I haven’t

done NCEA but I feel that

maybe the biggest issue facing

education is that it is not just

academics that matters. It is your

people skills, it is your ability to

adapt which will be increasingly

relevant. I feel there is a real need

for a system that holistically addresses

all areas.

What was it like being homeschooled?

I guess it was really different.

I enjoyed it. I think the reason

I enjoyed it was because it gave

me the freedom to explore what I

was interested in. My high school

years were more like university.

Do you feel like you missed

out on the social side of high

school?

Being involved with lots of

groups and clubs didn’t mean I

missed out. It gives you an opportunity

to meet people from a wide

range of ages, backgrounds and

perspectives. You make an effort

to be part of those groups. I was

involved in World Vision New

Zealand groups which I meet a lot

of cool people through.

How has arranging the conference

been going?

It really stuck me in starting

INSPIRING: April McLennan, 19, has set up her own trust to

help high school students pursue jobs they are passionate

about.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Limitless how many generous

people are. We have got about

50 people who are speaking and

volunteering their time at the

conference. We are also a charitable

trust. I have three trustees

who have great experience in

their respective professions.

What got you interested in

social enterprise?

I went to the Festival For The

Future programme last year.

They bring together a whole

group of people who are innovators

or thinkers passionate about

a better future. Social enterprise

was talked a lot about there. A

lead-on from the Festival of the

Future was the programme Live

the Dream which is a social enterprise

accelerator programme.

You go into the programme with

a problem you see in the world

and in nine weeks they help you

develop a solution. Limitless is

what I developed over the summer

with the programme.

Tell me about your trip to

Palo Alto in June?

It was amazing. There were

incredible speakers. US President

Barack Obama and CEO of

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg

spoke. I also enjoyed meeting

entrepreneurs from around the

world and hearing about their

experiences. It was amazing

in spite of our differences how

much we have in common. After

the programme I connected with

people including a guy from

Montreal and a lady in Jordan

who had really similar enterprises

to Limitless.

What was the most inspiring

story or person you came

across?

I think meeting this lady from

Jordan who had been working

on a similar concept to Limitless.

Wanting to get girls on a

course she had been working on

for 15 years. She started with a

business that was separate to the

education system and now she is

creating curriculums that are being

used in the education system

and works with a big team. It was

cool how one idea has developed

and made an awesome impact.

Also hearing President Obama

was an obvious stand-out. A key

moment in my life. He spoke

about the biggest issues of today

and how he sees the entrepreneurial

spirit of being able to

start your own business to create

solutions to problems to where

you live. He spoke about how the

Government needs to step up

and make it easier for people to

start their own businesses.

What do you like to do in

your spare time when you are

not setting up new businesses?

I quite enjoy playing hockey

and photography and I am still

involved with World Vision. Just

spending time outdoors with

friends is what I love.

•Registrations are open for

the Limitless conference. To

register go to www.limitless.

org.nz


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THaumatropes: Make a

Victorian Era Augmented

Reality Toy

Today, 11–11.30am.

School holiday craft activity:

Try your hand at Victorian era

augmented reality by making

an optical illusion to take home.

What is a thaumatrope you may

wonder? It is a “magic spinner”

– an optical toy popular in the

19th-century made of a disc with

a picture on each side. When

turned, the two pictures appear

to blend into one. All materials

supplied. No bookings necessary,

however a caregiver is required.

For extra fun come along to the

grandparents-themed storytimes

at 10.30am

Shirley Public Library, 36

Marshland Rd, Shirley.

Old-Fashioned Games –

School Holiday Activity

Wednesday, 10.30–11.30am.

Kids play the games that their

parents and grandparents used

to play when they were little.

Try your hand at knuckle bones,

barrel of monkeys, pick-up

sticks, tiddlywinks, snakes and

ladders, hopscotch and more.

No bookings necessary but a

caregiver is required.

Shirley Public Library,

36 Marshland Rd, Shirley,

Christchurch

Paper Doll Making – School

Holiday Activity

Thursday, 2pm and October 6,

10.30am.

Discover how creative you can

be designing your own paper

dolls to take home. The class

is free and materials will be

supplied. No bookings necessary

but a caregiver is required. There

are two sessions to choose from.

For more information phone

941-7923.

Shirley Public Library,

36 Marshland Rd, Shirley.,

Christchurch

Antique and Collectors Fair

Friday to Saturday, 10am-5pm

and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Quality antique fair presented

by The Antique Fair Charitable

Trust TACT, which supports the

Christchurch City Mission. All

items for sale including quality

antique furniture, vintage tools,

quality china, linen, crystal, art,

glass and silver, clocks, books,

jewellery (vintage/modern),

collectables, vintage and

much more. Dealers at the fair

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Tuesday September 27 2016 19

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Tips for untreated

hearing loss

Hearing is a sense that many of us

take for granted. Throughout our lives, we

subject our ears to loud sounds–music,

power tools, lawn mowers, air travel–

without using ear protection. regrettably,

this can cause hearing loss. also, the

natural aging process generally results

in hearing loss. even certain illnesses

and medications can adversely affect our

hearing. Unfortunately, hearing loss that

occurs from such causes is permanent.

The good news is, even if you already

have a little hearing loss, it’s never too

late to preserve your hearing for the

years ahead. The first thing you can do is

protect your ears in noisy environments.

also, avoid using cotton swabs to clean

your ears. and, make it a priority to get

a baseline hearing screening to see if

hearing loss has already occurred.

if hearing loss is found during your

hearing evaluation, it could be due to

excess ear wax or infection. This type of

hearing loss is reversible. if hearing loss

stems from chronic exposure to loud

noise, aging, or certain illnesses and

medications, hearing aids are the best way

to preserve your good hearing.

The great news about today’s hearing

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are. Modern digital hearing aids use

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making them virtually invisible when

worn. Hearing aids can help almost all

degrees of hearing loss–from a little to a

lot. and, by stimulating your brain with

sound that might not otherwise reach it,

hearing aids help keep your brain active,

which lowers your risk for cognitive

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if you suspect you may have hearing

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Here are 10 ways you can limit hearing

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1. Understand the sound levels of the

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2. Learn about proper ear protection.

There are many kinds on the market

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3. Put physical distance between you

and loud noise when it is present. if

possible, stand at an angle from the noise,

not directly in front of it.

4. Take breaks when you are exposed

to noise.

5. When listening to music through

headphones or earbuds, keep the volume

low-to-medium.

6. Know the signs of hearing loss, and

measure yourself against them.

7. schedule a baseline hearing

evaluation. Hearing loss is on the rise

among Baby Boomers and young people.

it’s never too early to get your hearing

checked, but don’t wait past age 50.

8. Have your hearing evaluated by a

professional licensed by your state.

9. if you have hearing loss caused by a

reversible condition, take steps to

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10. if any permanent hearing loss is

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21 Whareora Terrace, Cashmere

Auction Date: Thursday 6 Oct 2016 - unless sold prior

5 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 4 toilets | 3 living rooms | 2 dining rooms | 2 offices/studies | 2 car-garage | 2 carports | 6 off-street parks | Listing # BE192677

This stunning home is for those who want

a life less ordinary. Refurbished to a high

standard, with a state of the art kitchen,

this is an entertainers delight. Leading

off the kitchen dining area is a large patio

with barbecue. This has been completely

encased at the front with frameless glass to

ensure no matter what the wind you can

enjoy these summer evenings to come. The

views have been made the centre piece of

each of the living rooms, then to add to

the space there is a purpose built room

for entertaining/gym/teenage retreat with

its own butlers sink and bar area. There

is easily room for a pool table here. The

main house has three double bedrooms

and three bathrooms. Extensive decks

allow you to choose where you will sit to

follow the sun around during the day. As

they say on the TV ads ‘but wait there is

more’ so it is for this home. A completely

self-contained flat is on the lower level.

This has its own kitchen, large living, two

bedrooms, bathroom & laundry. Access

to this is via the lower driveway and there

is double enclosed carport plus ample

parking at this level. And yet even more:

with the upper level access you have a

double garage, and an office - this garage

and office must have some of the best views

on the hill. And yet again ample off street

parking and room for a boat as well! Open

Homes Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. -

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Make sure you come visit at one of

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viewing of this property call Debbie

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Beckenham (Licensed Agent REAA

2008) now on 337 1316 or 027 777 0411

Clare reilly 40 years of exhibiting.

Clare Reilly’s work has been

described as Neo-Romantic.

Her paintings are imbued

with a poetic stillness and

calm. Born and educated in

Wellington, she has lived and

worked in Christchurch since

1976 and is now a full-time

artist. Her paintings celebrate

survival and resilience within

the natural environment.

Over time she has developed

a painting style that has

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of colour that embraces a

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has a close affinity with birds

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“I have been fortunate to

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and exhibiting for the last 40

years. Fortunate to still be

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my work. The support from

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to thank you all, for your

support in whatever form it

has taken.”

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Upstairs may also be available on negotiation.

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Trades & Services

Appliance Sales & Service

388 4780

Appliance Services

14 Brighton Mall, New Brighton

Trades & Services

Appliance Sales & Service

388 4780

Appliance Services

14 Brighton Mall, New Brighton

• Alarm systems & servicing

• Access control

• Safes

• Keys

• Padlocks

• Door & window locks

inquiry@rossgalt.co.nz

www.rossgalt.co.nz

SECURITY

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

CITY BRANCH

95 Kingsley Street

(cnr of Kingsley St and Waltham Rd)

Ph: (03) 365 0298

Trades & Services

• CCTV systems & servicing

• 24x7 monitoring

• 24x7 emergency service

• Window & door hardware

• Car & garage door remotes

spouting

HORNBY BRANCH

The Branston Centre

(Shop 12 393a Main South Rd)

Ph: (03) 349 4119

• Continuous spouting made to

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• New or existing homes

• Steel fascia

• Snow fall protection

• No job to big or small

• Will replace or repair any

gutter profiles

• All coloursteel colours available

• All works guaranteed

www.superiorspouting.co.nz

Ph. Jem 0277 515250

Trades & Services

MDC

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Renovations & Repairs

All forms of Home

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Bathrooms & Kitchens

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Excavating Driveways

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Trades & Services

• 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

Trades & Services

PLUMBER

PROMPT SERVICE

For all

Plumbing

•Roofing/

spouting

•Maintenance

•Installations

8790441AA

Trades & Services

Michael

Gale

Plumbing Ltd

Small work

no problem

Ph 364 7080 (24 hour)

Mob 027 438 3943

Trades & Services

Lawns, Gardens

& Home Cleaning

9185885AA

Free Quotes

Professional, personalised

service. Regular &

one-offs. Fixed price.

Ph: 377-5814

For all your property and

cleaning requirements

Trained, insured & security

screened owner/operators

Multi-award winning

systems & Franchises

Franchises Available

www.fviphomeservices.co.nz

GLAZING

Stephen Thom

Glazing 2012 Ltd.

(Under New Management)

• Mirrors

• New Glazing

• Pet Door

Specialists

• Frameless

Showers

• Splashbacks

WE CAN DO YOUR

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Phone Cushla

03 352 6225

or 027 352 6225

ROOF

PAINTING

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Trades & Services

BEST BATHROOMS

full renovation specialists,

LBP, repairs &

maintenance ph 03 387-

0770 or 027 245-5226

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,

E mail jflattery@xtra.

co.nz,

ph 0800 003 181

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.

performance test $60 +

DRAInLAYER

Reg, all types incld soak

holes & culverts etc

ph 028 408-0121

ELECTRICIAn

REgISTERED

or all electrical

installations & repairs Ph

03 322 4209 or 021 026

73375

ELECTRICAL

Affordable electrical

services, wiring,

alterations & repairs,

LED conversions.

HEATPUMPS full service

including pressure &

GST. Ph 326 4992 or 0274

329755.

FEnCE PAInTIng

Staining Quality at a

reasonable price. Free

quotes. Phone Warren

today on 980-1676 or 027

2014713

FURnITURE

REMOVALS

Large Trucks $95 +

GST per hour 7 day NZ

wide, packing & moving,

Professional Company,

Professional Service.

Canterbury Relocations

Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313

PAInTER

Top quality work, interior/

exterior, pensioners

discount, free quotes, 30

years experience, I stand

by Canterbury, ph Wayne

your friendly painter

03 385-4348 or 027 274-

3541


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Trades & Services

PAINTER

Available, All aspects in

painting. Very competitive

in roofs and fences. Please

call 027 241-7471 or 335-

0265

PAINTER

Qualified, 25 years

experience, interior &

exterior, high quality, up

to your expectations, for a

free quote, call Mike 021

023-91148

PAINTING

DEcoRATING

interior & exterior,

gib fixing, plastering,

paperhanging, Est 50 yrs

in ChCh, ph Wingfields

Ltd, ph Mark 021 171-

1586 or 355-5994

PLASTERER

Gib Stopping, Small

job specialty. 30 + years

experience. Ring 0800

387-369

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

027 432-3822 or 351-9147

email johnmill@ihug.

co.nz

SHoE REPAIRS

Tuesday September 27 2016

Classifieds

Trades & Services

SToNEMASoN

BRICK

&

BLOCKLAYER,

Earthquake Repairs, Grind

Out & Repoint, River/

Oamaru stone, Schist,

Volcanic Rock, Paving,

all Alterations new & old,

Quality Workmanship,

visit www.featureworks.

co.nz or ph 027 601-3145

TREES

BIG oR SMALL

tree removal, trimming,

stump grinding, shelterbelt

clean up, section clearing,

rubbish removals,

excavation work, ph Trees

Big or Small, for a free

quote, 021 061 4783

TREE WoRK

Hedge trimming, stump

grinding, rubbish removed,

small job specialty Ph

Andrew 03 322-8341 or

027 435-8759

T.V. SERVIcE

cENTRE

Repairs, tvs, microwaves,

stereos, DVD. Aerial

installations and kitsets,

480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03

379 1400

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

Belfast engraving.Shoe WINDoW cLEANING

repairs,key cutting & Average 3 bdrm house

engraving.(10 yrs exp)683

Main North Rd

ph 027 3113423

inside or out $40. Both

$70. Phone Trevor 344-

2170

WINDoWS & DooRS

SPoUTING cLEANING

,Joiner 25 yrs experience,

Spouting Unblocked,

Repair of rot or full

Cleaned Out and Flushed

replacement of sashes

Out. Also Full Handyman

& existing windows &

Services Available. Call

doors, Glazing, door

Trevor 332 8949 or 021

locks, security stays

043-2034

fitted, New house

SPRING cLEANS installation of doors &

need your home spring

hardware, ph Mykle 027

cleaned, reas rates, ph 027

399 1673

502 9289 or 03 926 4327

Public Notice

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+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

TOOLS Garden,

garage, woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

Public Notices

Weka Pass Railway

Waipara, North Canterbury

We Are Running

SunDAY 2nd October

Running 1st & 3rd

Sundays of every month

Phone 0800WEKAPASS

Depart Glenmark Station

11.30am & 2.00pm

www.wekapassrailway.co.nz

Public Notices

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.

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THE shared title of the Christchurch Casino “The

Jazz Library” Charity Poker Event champion for

2016 went to REACH Child Cancer represented by

Nick Henare and to Heart Kids Canterbury

represented by Pat Lodge. Lynne Taylor took an

admirable third place on behalf of the Diabetes

Christchurch Inc.

The Jazz Library Charity Poker Event was held

by Christchurch Casino with $10,000 up for grabs

for the eleven deserving charities to play for. The

event was held on Thursday 15th September in

Sixty6 on Peterborough. The multipurpose

function venue had a prohibition theme with a

library at the front entrance and a speak-easy

below, including “Myrtle”, the 1929 Austin 7C- Cab

Van from by Happy Tours and scintillating

dancing and entertainment throughout the

evening by the talented Epic Entertainment team.

The invited guests in their 1920’s & 30’s

ensembles relaxed with the sultry jazz tones of the

“River City Jazz Men” and enjoyed learning to play

black jack and roulette with some even testing

their croupier skills, all of which combined to

create a fun atmosphere throughout the evening

and a memorable occasion. Mike King was a

masterful MC, adding humour, energy and poker

knowledge to the tournament.

With $10,000 at stake for three lucky charities,

competition at the tables was fierce as even though

this was a fun gaming event the players soon

realised they were playing in a structured poker

tournament and got their game faces on! The top

eleven players then competed at the final table to

play off for the top three spots to take home the

cash for their charity; finalists only found out

who they were playing on behalf of once they had

played their last chip – creating an exciting energy

amongst players and viewers alike.

The eleven charities who were represented at

this event were the Cystic Fibrosis Association,

Ronald McDonald House, Child Cancer

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Christchurch Casino “The Jazz Library” Poker Event

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Heart Kids Canterbury, Key to Life, REACH Child

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Heart Kids Canterbury and Diabetes Christchurch

Inc.”

Results: 1st shared place went to Reach Child

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received $4,000 and to Heart Kids Canterbury

(played on behalf of by Pat Lodge) who received

$4,000 and 3rd place went to Diabetes

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Go Local


Papanui Rd Congestion

Ever since the Northlands mall expansion Papanui Rd congestion has become an issue.

I favour HOV (High Occupany Vehicle) access to the bus lane on Papanui Rd. This would

allow cars with two or more occupants (what Auckland calls "T2") to co-use the bus-lane

from 3-6pm weekdays (it is empty most of this time) to help clear northbound cars. Super

Shuttles already use it. Why can't we?

.

apanui Commercial

ntensification?

aving lived on several streets off Papanui

d (Grants Rd, Tomes Rd-Rutland St), I've

ndured –as we all have– the increasing

raffic congestion on Papanui Rd. With it

as come commercial intensification (such

s NZ's largest Mitre10 MEGA store on

arewood Rd and the new industrial parks

n Langdons Rd). Added to that the

arthquake transferance to NW

hristchurch we have added challenges to

hat has been a residential suburb since

he 1830s with heritage significance.!

'm not saying this is either good or bad.

he question is the future interplay and

ressures of this growing commercialsation

alongside the traditional residential

ulture of Papanui since its beginning. It's

omething we should discuss.!

here is the added impact of more light

ndustrial traffic around the five schools on

r just off Papanui Rd: St Andrews, St

argarets, Heaton Intermediate, Paparoa

treet school and Grants Rd Seventh Day

dventist school. We will be forced to plan

o alleviate these stresses and to think

reatively to preserve the pleasant

esidential nature of our ward. !

Go Local

You've probably noticed in recent years that

almost every other residential property on

Papanui Rd has been bought up and

transformed in to a commercial business

(especially para-health entities: dentists;

eye, ear facilities; physiotherapy; podiatry;

etc). Papanui Rd south of Merivale is now

almost completely commercial (mainly

motels) so the question for us is: do we

want the northern end of Papanui Rd from

Heaton/Innes Rds up, to go this way too and

become a commercial main street?!

!

Businesses are mushrooming and filling-in

the residential gaps between the shopping

hubs of Bealey Ave – Merivale – Papanui

Shops and Northlands. This brings more

cars and noise and could choke suburban

access. Do we want Papanui divided in half

by bumper-to-bumper traffic?!

!

If elected I would survey the residents of

Papanui to ascertain the collective wisdom

of the community on this issue.

I'm A Double Dog Lover

We have two dogs. One of our favourite

walk places is a hidden treasure of

Papanui ~ St James' Park beside the

railway line. We're also frequent users of

the Styx Mill Dog Park which is a

wonderful local facility.

Selfie

Happy & Holly

.Happy


Education & Papanui's Youth

I loved coaching U13 kids' rugby at !

Christchurch Football Club in the red &

black and appreciate the value of team

sports for developing character and

perseverance in young people. That's

something Graham Condon taught us all.





.

Meaning of "Papanui"

(1) Papa means "flat," nui "big," so "big flat"

could mean the Canterbury Plains. !

(2) It might refer to a legendary funeral pyre

on which some enemies were burned; or !

(3) relate to a papanui - a tree platform for

Maori bird-spearers as a rare patch of native

forest existed at Papanui. From 1850 a

sawmilling village developed beside it and

the forest was quickly cut out for timber and

firewood leaving only the Deans brothers'

reserve of native timber (including tall

Kahikatea) at Riccarton.

For many years I was a local youth &

young adults' pastor. We have five adult

children. !

!

We've done much in Papanui to assist our

young people with: the Papanui Youth

Development Trust beside the Papanui

RSA and St Paul's; and the Graham

Condon Recreational & Sport Centre next

to Papanui High. My wife and I were both

local high school teachers and my kids

went to several local schools as did I.!

!

Parents should have choices about where

and how their children are educated

beyond the simplicity of strict zoning. I also

want vocational trade options for young

people such as apprenticeships. !

!

We have drop-off and pick-up safety issues

outside several of our local schools due to

commercial intensification on Papanui Rd -

something I'd like to fix.

Go Local !

Vote John Stringer!

www.facebook.comjohnstringerchristchurch.!

1877

Historic St Paul's

Historic St Paul's church built 1853 (rebuilt

1877) remains an icon of Papanui. St Paul's

was the center of life for early pioneers

drawn to the stand of timber at Papanui

north of the new city. It has one of the last

carillon bell sets in a wooden spire in the

southern hemisphere. Hear the 8 bells: !

www.facebook.comjohnstringerchristchurch.!

!

St Paul's was one of the first churches to be

refurbished after the quakes.

Bit of a Bio:






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Your only Local Candidate.

We live here. Vote Local!

How Good Are You?

Papanui Quiz:

X

1) Which famous NZ warrior is buried in Papanui?




2) What is the link between birds and Papanui?




3) The iconic St Paul's Papanui church is unique in the southern

hemisphere for what reason?




4) Papanui has the largest what in all of NZ?




5) What is the link between Papanui and Weetbix?




Answers: www.facebook.com/johnstringerchristchurch

BUS-ted!


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Authorised by: John Stringer, 151 Harewood Rd, Papanui, CHCH 8053

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