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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding,

Andrew King

SISTERS CATHERINE Chu and

Linda Chen have made their entrance

into local body politics at the same

time but on different community

boards.

At 20-years-old Miss Chu is the

youngest community board member

in the city, representing Riccarton,

while sister Ms Chen, 27, was elected

to represent Harewood.

Ms Chen received 3391 votes to

take her place on the Fendalton-

Waimairi-Harewood Community

Board.

Aaron Campbell will take the spot

after receiving 2602 votes.

Miss Chu, a Westpac business bank

manager, received 2074 votes getting

the nod alongside long-time local

body politician Helen Broughton

receiving 2457 to take the two spots

on the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board.

Ms Chen moved to New Zealand

with her parents from South Korea

when she was five-years-old while

Miss Chu was born in Christchurch.

Both sisters said they were “very excited”

to be on the community board.

Said Ms Chen: “I am very excited

my sister is on a community board as

well as she is so young.”

She said her priority is to get traffic

lights for the Breens, Gardiners and

Harewood Rds intersection.

“I am hoping, being the youngest

on the Harewood board, to utilise that

youth and energy and be that approachable

person that really makes a

difference,” she said.

At the top of Miss Chu’s list is to

bring ethnic groups together, and deal

with traffic congestion and parking

issues.

Having a strong interest in foreign

language and culture, Miss Chu has

been studying Chinese and Japanese

part time at Canterbury University on

top of her job.

“From a really young age I had

enjoyed listening to other people and

I was really excited when I knew I

could be able to help people make

their lives better,” Miss Chu said.

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DYNAMIC DUO: Sisters Linda Chen (left) and Catherine Chu were successfully elected

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NOR’WEST NEWS

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EDITOR’S

DESK News........................3-7, 12-15

AARON KEOWN is back. After

losing his seat in the 2013 local

body elections, the outspoken

Mr Keown heads back to the city

council table for the Harewood

ward. Former Shirley-Papanui

Community Board chairman

Mike Davidson has been

promoted to city councillor

for the Papanui ward. Other

than that it is business as usual,

with Crs Pauline Cotter and

Raf Manji retaining their seats

and Cr Jamie Gough elected

unopposed.

There are some new faces on

the community boards, though,

including John Stringer for

Papanui, Sam MacDonald and

Shirish Paranjape for Waimairi.

Mayor-elect Lianne Dalziel has

made it clear that these boards

should be given more power –

let’s hope this happens.

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News

Keown back on the council benches

• By Andrew King

AFTER THREE years on the

council table sideline, Aaron

Keown is back.

Mr Keown was elected onto

the Sir Bob Parker council in

2010 before losing in the 2013

election.

But on Saturday, he was returned

as Harewood Ward councillor

with 2934 votes, ahead

of Faimeh Burke (1651), Brian

Garguilo (1008), Rod S Cameron

(466) and Rod D Cameron (241).

He has also been re-elected to

the Canterbury District Health

Board.

Mr Keown said one of his

priorities would be to try and

reconnect the city council with

the Minister supporting Greater

Christchurch Regeneration,

Gerry Brownlee.

“I will be more vocal with the

Government and the first thing

I will ask minister Brownlee is if

we can get regular meetings with

the city councillors and community

board members,” he said.

Mr Keown said when he was

a city councillor between 2010-

2013, there were regular meetings

with Mr Brownlee and the

city council.

That had not happened in the

council’s last term, he said.

He also wants Christchurch to

be a focal point for movie making

to help bring more innovative

jobs to the city.

Roads, rates, waterway protection

would also be a priority.

Innes Ward’s Pauline Cotter

was re-elected onto the council

table with 3814 votes, ahead of

her only rival, Mel Rodricks

(755).

Cr Cotter said this term is

about reaping the rewards of the

hard work they did last term.

The Papanui Ward will be represented

by new councillor Mike

Davidson, who received 3305

votes from former Conservative

Party chairman John Stringer

(2356).

He said it was great to make

the step up from his role as

chairman of the now defunct

Shirley-Papanui Community

Board.

He is the son of Mayor Lianne

Dalziel’s husband Rob Davidson.

Mr Davidson’s priorities will

be centred around improving

traffic conditions in the north of

the city as well as keeping rates

low.

Raf Manji (4073) will have

another three years at the table

winning by 2320 votes over

Anthony Rimell (1753) in the

Waimairi Ward.

“It is a new day for this council,

we don’t have as many problems

as we did three years ago so it

is about moving forward,” Cr

Manji said.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

The Fendalton-Waimairi

Community Board becomes the

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board and the

Shirley-Papanui Community

Board becomes the Papanui-

Innes Community Board.

Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board

has four new faces joining two

returning from last term.

Bridget Williams (4838) and

David Cartwright (3935) were

re-elected in the Fendalton

Ward and will be joined by city

councillor Jamie Gough who was

elected unopposed.

Sam MacDonald (3398) and

Shirish Paranjape (2840) will

represent the Waimairi Ward.

The Papanui-Innes

Community Board has one

new-comer, Mr Stringer (2553)

getting the nod in the Papanui

Ward.

He will join former city councillor

Ali Jones and Jo Byrne,

who were elected unopposed,

and Emma Norrish (3567), all of

who were on the Shirley-Papanui

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• By Andrew King

GARDENING IS about patience

and dedication, something

Northwood resident Peter

Lawrence has in spades.

He won the Andrews Cup

open class award in the Christchurch

Beautifying Association

Spring Garden Competition.

Mr Lawrence has been entering

his gardens in competitions

since 1973 and said he normally

enjoys a “good success rate.”

“It is nice to be recognised

for the hard work that goes into

preparing a garden good enough

to enter,” he said.

His work does not just stay in

the confines of his own yard – he

gets about the neighbourhood

taking care of other residents’

lawns, planting roadside flowers,

and even convincing the city

council last year to plant some

trees on the street.

“It is about giving back to

where you live,” he said.

There is no money exchanged

for his services, but he has scored

the odd cup of tea here and there.

Unfortunately, Mr Lawrence

GREAT

GARDENER:

Peter Lawrence

has won the

Andrews Cup

open class

award in the

Christchurch

Beautifying

Association

Spring Garden

Competition.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN

Garden City’s finest

has had to downsize his garden,

as he is building a new house on

his property, which means he

won’t be able to compete in the

Andrews Cup next year.

Runners-up Janet and Brian

Lovelock said it will be a shame

to not have their old rival, Mr

Lawrence, competing with them.

“He beat us by one point this

year,” she said.

“We have enjoyed a friendly

rivalry over the years.

“Sometimes we beat him,

and sometimes he beats us, it’s

great.”

Andrews Cup open class: 1st – Peter Lawrence, 1 Water Mill

Boulevard, Northwood, 2nd – Janet and Brian Lovelock, 32

Applefield Court, Northwood, and 3rd – Ann Offwood, 18 Water

Mill Boulevard, Northwood.

Certificate of Merit: Carol and Ray Skinner, 26 Applefield Court,

Northwood.

Gray Trophy novice: 1st – Rona and Clive McKay, “Brigadoon”

158 Main Rd, Redcliffs, 2nd equal – Ursula Schmidtke, 25

Molesworth Pl, Cashmere and Diana Madgin, 132 Port Hills Rd,

Heathcote.

Clarke/Everett Cup, flats and townhouses: 1st – Lyn Smith,

112a Philpotts Rd, Mairehau, 2nd – Margaret Joy McLay, unit 10

Bennett St, St Albans.

CBA Trophy, continuing standard: Peter Van Der Zee, 9 Clipper

Pl, Redwood.

Avonhead Garden Club Trophy, factories and commercial

premises, including hotels, motels and clubs: 1st – Heartland

Hotel Cotswold, 88-96 Papanui Rd, Merivale, 2nd – Avon City

Motel, 402 Main North Rd, Redwood, and 3rd equal Woolston

Club, 43 Hargood St, Woolston and Shirley Tennis Club, Richmond

Park, Richmond.

Peter Lawrence Trophy: 1st – Essie Summers Retirement

Village, 222 Colombo St, Beckenham, 2nd – Anthony Wilding

Retirement Village, 5 Corbett Cres, Halswell and 3rd – Diana Isaac

Retirement Village, 1 Lady Isaac Way, Mairehau.

Certificate of Merit: Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, 95 Grants

Rd, Papanui and the Merivale Retirement Village, 60 Browns Rd,

Merivale.

Metlifecare Merivale Trophy, commercial/rest homes,

continuing standard: Coupland’s Bakeries, cnr Carmen and

Buchanans Rds, Hornby.

Mitchell Trophyl, specials, residential, trees and shrubs: Peter

Lawrence, 1 Water Mill Boulevard, Northwood.

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Village wins gold

MERIVALE Retirement Village

has won gold in the Canterbury

Horticultural Society Spring

Garden Awards thanks to one

man’s dedication to making the

grounds his own.

Entries for the awards closed

on September 28 and judging

finished on October 2.

Village gardener Joseph

Austin has “pulled out all the

stops” to get the gardens ready

for the competition but, awards

or not, he would have still

had them in “gold condition”

according to the regional

manager for Merivale, Terrace

View and Willowlea retirement

villages Jon Amesbury RN.

“He has done an amazing job

and we are thrilled that he has

been recognised,” he said.

“It is so vital the grounds look

good for the health and wellbeing

of the residents.”

Mr Austin is in his fourth year

at the village and said the award

made him feel like all his hard

work had paid off.

“I have always been interested

in gardening, seeing all the

colours and watching those in

the village enjoy the flowers,” he

said.

Mr Amesbury said they were

lucky to have such a dedicated

PROUD: Joseph Austin, in his fourth year as the village

gardener, said the award made him feel like all his hard work

had paid off.

PHOTO: Martin Hunter

man on their team, who really

makes the place his own.

Peter Van Dee Zee, Paulette

Smail, Carol and Ray Skinner,

Brian and Janet Lovelock all

won gold in the medium residential

category, Avon

City Motel won gold in the

businesses and Institutions

category and Anne Offwood got

silver in the small residential

category.

Premier Garden Award

Peter Van Dee Zee, 9

Clipper Pl, Redwood.

Public and Commercial

Gardens

Businesses and Institutions

category:

Gold: Rossendale Vineyard,

Kennedys Bush.

Gold: Avon City Motel, 402

Main North Rd, Redwood.

Merit: The Woolston

Club, 43 Hargood St,

Woolston.

Community Space

category

Gold: Sockburn School, 34

Springs Rd, Hornby.

Bronze: Community

Gardens, 137 Colombo St,

Beckenham.

Merit: Brackenridge

Community Choices, 180

Smith St, Linwood.

Merit: Smith St Community

Garden, 180 Smith St,

Linwood.

Retirement Homes and

Respite Care category

Gold: Merivale Retirement

Village, 60 Browns Rd,

Merivale.

Silver: Ryman Healthcare, 5

Corbett Cres, Adanfield.

Silver: Diana Isaac

Retirement Village, 1 Lady

Isaac Way, Mairehau.

Bronze: Ngaio Marsh

Retirement Village, 95 Grants

Rd, Papanui.

Bronze: The Oaks

Retirement Village, 88 Main

North Rd, Sockburn.

Home Gardens

Medium Residential

category – properties 501 sq

m to 900 sq m:

Gold: Peter Van Dee Zee, 9

Clipper Pl, Redwood.

Gold: Dr Vicki Folwer and Mr

Bernie Smulders, 17 Mauger

Drive, Heathcote Valley.

Gold: Paulette Smail, 9

Bennett St, St Albans.

Gold: Carol and Ray

Skinner, 26 Applefield Court,

Northwood.

Gold: Brian and Janet

Lovelock, 32 Applefield Court,

Northwood.

Bronze: Mary Revis, 11 Greta

Place, Hoon Hay.

Merit: Nancy Meherne, 47

Head St, Sumner.

New Home and Garden

category – house and

garden less than three years

old:

Bronze: Eden Kendall, 1/15

England St, Phillipstown.

Pocket Garden category –

for any domestic project less

than 100 sq m

Merit: Roger Meikle, 387A

Selwyn St, Addington.

Small Residential category

– properties up to 500

sq m including flats and

townhouses

Gold: Ian Foster, 190

Gayhurst Rd, Dallington.

Silver: Anne Offwood,

18 Water Mill Boulevard,

Northwood.

Silver: Croydon Thomas, 3

Larnach St, Waimairi Beach.

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NOR’WEST NEWS Tuesday October 11 2016 7

News

Fighting cancer with fitness

WHEN MAIREHAU resident

Isobel Stout was diagnosed

with breast cancer, fighting the

disease and getting through the

gruelling treatment regime was

her main focus.

Six months of chemotherapy,

a double mastectomy and five

weeks of radiation left her

“absolutely shattered” and

she was not prepared for the

challenging transition back to

everyday life.

It was not until Ms Stout, 50,

discovered a new exercise class

for recovering breast cancer

patients at St George’s Cancer

Care Centre that she began to

get her life back. Recently, she

completed a charity bike ride

up Coronet Peak, raising $4000

for the Pinc & Steel Cancer

Rehabilitation Trust.

She is a senior environmental

health officer at the city council

and was one of the first patients

to sign up to the initiative

in which pilates, yoga and

cardiovascular exercises are

delivered by trained oncology

physiotherapists.

For Ms Stout, the main

benefits of St George’s exercise

classes were restoring confidence

and getting her physical strength

back after treatment.

“I had no trust in myself

ON HER FEET: Isobel Stout (left) discovered a new exercise

class for recovering breast cancer patients and has been

working with St George’s Cancer Care Centre oncology

physiotherapist Julee Binns. ​

anymore and didn’t know what

I should or could do physically,”

she said.

“I had been pretty active

before my diagnosis but it

somehow didn’t feel right to be

going back into that routine after

what my body had been through

during treatment and surgery.

Forty-five other Christchurch

women have since completed the

10-week programme, which is

offered free of charge to eligible

patients due to funding from

the New Zealand Breast Cancer

Foundation and the Pinc & Steel

Cancer Rehabilitation Trust.

It is the only programme of

its kind in Christchurch, and

plans are in place to introduce

a similar initiative for men

recovering from prostate cancer.

Oncology physiotherapist

Julee Binns said there is a real

need for cancer patients to have

access to specialised exercise

programmes post-treatment.

“The side effects of cancer

treatment, for example scarring

and lymphedema, limit the

ability to exercise and can have

a big impact on quality of life,”

she said.

Practice manager Viv Ali said

the clinic’s long-term vision is

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Exercise has been shown to

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Zanzibar’s

return to

Merivale

• By Bridget Rutherford

ZANZIBAR IS coming back to

Merivale.

Bardello, which sits between

Aikmans Bar and Eatery and JDV

Cafe, Restaurant and Bar is being

turned into a pizza and pasta

restaurant and will be re-named

Zanzibar.

It was the name of Aikmans Bar

and Eatery about 10 years ago,

when it was owned by Bob Kyle

and before it was reverted back to

its original name.

Renovations to the restaurant

are currently being done. It is

hoped it will be opened in about

two weeks.

Peter Edmonds, who owns

the neighbouring JDV Cafe,

Restaurant and Bar, bought both

Aikmans and Bardello this year

with Frank van Schaijik.

Fendalton city councillor Jamie

Gough said the name change was

a blast from the past and brilliant

news.

He said Aikmans was named

Zanzibar for a “long time.”

“I always still incorrectly called

it Zanzibar, long after it had

changed,” he said.

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walls is almost complete and we’re aiming to finish construction in December.

The City Council and NZ Transport Agency will continue completing ongoing

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Progress in your neighbourhood

• Fixing the Northern Relief, one of Christchurch’s biggest wastewater pipes running

through Fendalton, Merivale and St Albans is more than halfway through and is

scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

• Essential wastewater repairs in Aikmans Road in Merivale are progressing well and

will be completed at the end of the year.

• Repairs to the waste water networks in Papanui and Bryndwr will be finished

by December.

• St Albans’ work is progressing well, and will be finished by the end of December.

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Tuesday October 11 2016

Rangi students forge relationships

with island businesswomen

RANGI RURU students

have been bolstering their

relationships with women in

business in Samoa, spending two

weeks immersed in the culture.

The school has had a long

time relationship with women in

business in Samoa and students

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Your Local Views

Readers respond to

an article on whether

motorists should be

charged for parking at

Jellie Park Recreation and

Sports Centre or be given

free things if they cycle

or take the bus, in a bid to

reduce parking issues at

the facility.

Gary Knight, of Hoon Hay

– While the issue of car parking

fees at Jellie Park evolves as a

platform of debate, reality must

prevail.

The innovation by the

Fendalton-Waimari Community

Board to offer free food, towels

and discount cards for those

choosing to cycle to this venue,

while commendable, is rife with

anomalies.

It would be virtually impossible

to police those who cycled also

any arriving there and producing

a helmet merely to capitalise on

the discount offer.

Cycling or utilising public

transport will always be ongoing

by those motivated to choose

this option of travel, devoid of

the necessity for discounts for

this realistic decision.

If 114 car parks is deemed

insufficient to cater for 238,024

personnel between the summer

months of December 2015 and

March 2016, then the reality is to

add more. However, charging a

fee for them is a retrograde step

and contravenes the very nature

of a public amenity.

The criteria of the 2015-2025

Long Term City Council Plan to

operate grants as a contributory

factor towards community

building is surely the catalyst

for required funding of this

community upgrade of extended

car parking within projected

council budgeting.

Glynis Condon, Burnside

– I am 74 years of age and go to

Jellie Park five days a week for

aqua exercise classes and I don’t

think we should have to pay for

parking at the pool.

There are all ages and abilities

that go to the park be it for the

gym or the pool and I can’t

imagine that most of them

would want to bike to their

classes.

A lot of the people who attend

the classes I go to are retired and

travel many kilometres to attend

the classes, or do not live on a

bus route that would take them

to Jellie Park.

Some of the people who

attend classes at Jellie Park are

recovering from hip or knee

replacements and I don’t think

their surgeons would be pleased

to know that they are riding a

bike after all their expertise in

fixing their limbs.

The income of the cafe there

would suffer also as most of us

have coffee after the classes and

if we had to pay for parking I am

sure we would be going some

where else for coffee.

As it is election time again I

think they should be directing

community awareness in a better

direction.

I am sure they would not like

to see their parents/grandparents

biking to an exercise class to

keep themselves fit and out of

the health system.

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• By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk

Management Officer

AN INCIDENT in Spreydon

last Friday had many aspects of

slapstick comedy, sadly without

any of the humour.

A young lady had oil heating

on the stove which ignited while

she wasn’t in the room.

Like nearly anyone else in the

same situation she tried to put

the fire out.

In this instance she used a

towel. Now I’m not sure if she

moistened the cloth first because

the towel also ignited.

So she then threw it out the

door. Burning oil ignited the wall

linings. Which resulted in the

range hood being destroyed.

Addington’s crew extinguished

the fire and the poor occupant

was taken to hospital apparently

in shock. What went wrong?

Like in so many even more

serious incidents not a lot. The

first thing is to stay in the kitchen

while any combustible is being

heated.

The second is to completely

cover the burning pot, preferably

with something that won’t burn,

TRICKY: It’s duckling season

again and firefighters are

expecting to rescue more of

them from drains.

like a lid or oven tray. That’s really

all.

There’s not a huge difference

between a fire that’s a nuisance

and one that’s a tragedy. That’s

why fire is so damned dangerous.

It’s pet and animal time. Three

cats, including a wild one, with

not one caught up a tree, were

rescued by intrepid fire crews

around the city this week.

And of course it’s duckling

season again which meant one

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hole in Goodman St, Burwood,

last Monday evening. Almost

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News

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Global children’s music

star to perform

INTERNATIONAL best-selling

children’s musician and author

Dean O’Brien (above) will

perform at Merivale Paper Plus on

October 29 at 3pm.

Mr “Deano Yipadee” will be

promoting the release of Jingle

Bells, Rudolf Smells, his new book.

It is taken from a song off his

Christmas album that went to

No 1 on the iTunes best sellers

chart last December in the United

Kingdom.

The story follows Santa and

his smelly-bottomed reindeer,

Rudolph, on an adventure that

finds Christmas being saved by

Rudolph’s bionic trump.

“I’m thrilled to be coming

home. It’s the perfect time as my

daughters both are Kiwis that

have never been to New

Zealand or had a hot Christmas,”

he said.

Mr O’Brien was born in

Mosgiel, Otago, but has been

living in the UK for 15 years.

He has another two books being

released in 2017 – Neenaw the Fire

Engine and Stink-O-Saurus.

In 2013, his debut album, Yes, I

Can! Club, hit the top spot in the

UK Children’s Charts and was

followed by an invite to perform

at the world-famous Glastonbury

music festival alongside The

Rolling Stones, magician Dynamo

and others.

In addition to several

subsequent chart-topping albums,

he also created an album full of

UK TV stars for charity.

CONCERNS OVER pollution

and other contaminants getting

into rivers is why grass will be

left to grow longer around river

banks.

The city council, with the

West Melton Zone Committee,

Environment Canterbury,

and Fish and Game assessed

the need to mow the banks in

light of the concerns about the

impact that may be having on

the ecology of the rivers.

The agencies are concerned

that closely shaving the grass

on the riverbanks could be

increasing the risk of erosion,

damaging the riparian habitat,

and reducing an opportunity to

filter contaminants from runoff

into the rivers.

Normally the grassed banks

of the city’s waterways are kept

closely mown.

City council land drainage

manager Keith Davison said

the city council had assessed

the need to mow the banks

due to concerns raised and had

decided to stop grass cutting

between the waterway and the

top of the banks in the middle

TRIAL: Some of

Christchurch’s

grassy riverbanks

will be left uncut

on a trial basis for

environmental

reasons. ​

Long grass will

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and lower reaches of the Avon

and Styx Rivers.

It had also decided to stop grass

cutting between the waterway

and the top of the banks within

trial areas of the Heathcote River

and Steamwharf Stream.

“Our plan is to monitor the

impact and use what we learn to

make a decision about whether

we permanently cease mowing

the banks. This is not about

saving money; it is about doing

what is best for the ecology of

our waterways,’’ Mr Davison

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Bowie tribute picked up

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• By Annabelle Dick

A NUMBER of Burnside

High School and St Margaret’s

College students will

feature in an international

documentary after their David

Bowie tribute song got picked

up by an Italian filmmaker.

The song, Starman in

the Stars, was written and

performed by Mandi Miller,

Gardening

Mark Wilson, their band All

the Queen’s Horses and a

choir of school pupils.

An Italian film project, Ritratti,

will use the music video

in a collective multi-media

film called BowieNext.

Ms Miller, of Woolston, is

overjoyed with the news, saying

she had hoped the track

Motoring

would get snapped up and

used.

“I have been promoting it

and been trying to find people

that are making David Bowie

documentaries, so this is really

exciting,” she said.

Cashmere High School students

Kirsty Tobbell, Emily

Tasty Bites

Tobbell and Elizabeth Whittington,

and Somerfield

School pupil Connor Tobbell

were a part of the chorus

choir.

Pupils from Sumner,

Redcliffs and Heathcote Valley

schools and Villa Maria

College also helped record

the track at Orange Studios in

Ferrymead.

It was made as a tribute to

the late David Bowie who died

in January this year.

“They all learnt the chorus

and held down the main

melody and I improvised over

top of them. Their voices really

stand out,” Ms Miller said.

“The added element of the

children in the video was really

significant to me because

Bowie was still making music

up until he passed and I think

they’re a new generation of

Bowie fans.”

Ms Miller has been a singing

teacher at Sumner School

for nearly ten years and she

also teaches at Redcliffs

School.

The 26 students that feature

are current and former singing

students of hers.

“There are some really

good voices out there and the

children are such good kids.

They’re kind and considerate

people but vocally I’ve had

some amazing singers come

through,” she said.

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• By Gordon Findlater

HIGH SCHOOL Old

Boys-Burnside player David

Brydon has been named in

the Black Sticks team to play

Australia in November.

The 20-year-old was named

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Batch early last week to deliver

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“It was definitely in the back of

my mind. It’s nice to now know

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said Brydon.

The side to take on Australia

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student Sam Lane and Dominic

Newman will also make there

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the Canterbury team that won

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Hastie, the inclusion of the players

comes as no suprise.

“I’m very proud of these guys. I

have no doubt they will have a lot

of influence during the Australia

series and I can see them going

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Tuesday October 11 2016

Our People

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Looking after top tennis players

Bishopdale sports store owner Tony Ralfe has

attended about 20 Davis Cup ties. In his 50 years

of restringing tennis rackets he has met some

of the world’s top players and enjoys his job

every minute of every day. He chats with Andrew

King about memorable Davis Cup matches, his

favourite player and what he is looking forward

to this year

I hear you are a bit of a tennis

legend around these parts, how

did you get started in the sport?

My mum and dad were keen

tennis players. Dad was one of the

top in North Otago and my mum

played in representative grades.

So myself and two sisters were

carted around tennis courts and

lived, ate and slept tennis from a

very early age.

So you were brought up on the

court hitting a ball around?

When we moved to Lowcliffe,

near Ashburton, when I was

around eight we had the tennis

courts about 10m from the

back door of the house. So we

could just walk outside and start

smacking a ball.

Was a professional career ever

on the cards for you?

Oh, it could have been, but I

decided to get into retail and then

more into the administration

side of things. I have been with

Canterbury Tennis since 1968

on the competition’s committee

and then into management from

1969 and been there ever since. I

have been the Canterbury Tennis

president for the last 11 years, so

I have spent a few hours sitting

around meeting tables.

Was tennis your main sport

when your were growing up?

I played a bit of everything,

being from a country school, but

tennis was my main sport in the

summer. I played some rugby

when I was in Southland and

then hockey when we moved

to Lowcliffe. Then we moved to

Christchurch and I have been

here ever since.

When did you get into

stringing rackets?

It was 50 years ago this year. It

was my first job and back in those

days it was all hand stringing,

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famous tennis players.

then the machines came in and

once there were metal rackets,

you couldn’t hand string those

so we did less and less. I worked

for Anderson & Hill, under a guy

called Harry Hill. He was one

of the best hand stringers in the

world at the time, well I thought

he was, if not the best.

So Harry would have been a

bit of inspiration for you when

you were starting out?

He was unbelievably quick, he

could hand string 10 rackets in a

little over two hours. It was a real

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for a squash racket to be done,

well 10 minutes later he was

walking back out with it ready to

go. It was the biggest tennis shop

in town by a country mile back

then. It was on Manchester St,

then moved to Cashel St, before a

lot of the other franchises started

up. Unfortunately, Harry passed

on a few years ago but he was a

true inspiration.

I’ve been told you have

attended a few Davis Cup

matches in your time, how many

are you up to now?

It is around the 19-20 mark,

I need to go back through the

records but it has been close to 20.

What is your most memorable

match?

New Zealand-England at

Pioneer Stadium. Unsure of the

year but it was a match Chris

Lewis didn’t play particularly well

and his mother nearly nailed him

to the door. “Don’t you ever play

like that again,” I believe were the

words out of her mouth. I’ll never

forget that. But that is sport, every

athlete has their off day. The 1979

match between New Zealand,

Australia at the King Edward

Barracks in Christchurch, we had

a lot of rain and it started to leak

in through the roof and flood the

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is no racket

What was your role at that

tournament?

I was the main stringer for the

players for about the last 20 ties

in Christchurch. I have never

missed one.

You would have met a few

big names of the game over the

years?

Yes, well for the last 12 years I

have been going to Auckland and

working at what is now known

as the ASB Open as the senior

stringer. Done some big names

up there, and we have Serena

Williams coming this year so

there is a good chance I’ll get to

string hers. I have done Venus’

the last few years and David

Ferrer a couple of times as well as

Caroline Wozniacki.

Do you get to have a chat to

them, maybe give them some

advice?

(Laughing) Sometimes, but

a lot of the time the coaches

do the donkey work, dropping

the rackets off. But generally

somewhere along the line we run

into them and have a chat.

What do you talk about?

Oh, anything. From tennis to

things they have seen in New

Zealand, what they like about the

country. All sorts really.

Who is your favourite player?

It has to be Roger Federer you

can’t go past him. He is a model

tennis player and it is a real shame

the kids don’t try to emulate him

rather than some of these other

ones that are not quite in the same

league behaviour-wise.

Like Nick Kyrgios?

Yes, well kids copy those kind

of idiots on the court rather

than the good ones. Have you

ever seen Feds even hit a ball in

anger ever, it doesn’t happen. Or

query a line call in an aggressive

manner? Some of these other

guys are doing it all the time.

What about New Zealand

players?

Chris Lewis would be one

of our best players. Also Brett

Steven. Those guys used to get off

the plane and ask if Tony was the

stringer. Once they knew I was

they didn’t have many worries

past that (laughing).

Have you been to many major

tournaments in a professional

capacity?

I went to Wimbledon in 2001. I

went into the stringing room there

after a couple of days. The guy in

there said he could of given me

a job. I told him that’s why I had

left it a few days before coming in

here because I wanted to watch,

not work. It was nice watching

for a change. I would tell the guys

sitting next to me when ever a

player broke their string. They

would tell me I had good hearing

and would reply breaking strings

were music to my ears.

How many rackets do you

think you have restrung in your

50 years?

I have no idea. It would be

certainly a few. We do about

300 in the two weeks I am in

Auckland for the open. I think I

do about 1500 a year.

Have you ever tightened them

too much and had a player

complain?

There was a young Spanish

player back when Rob Muldoon

was prime minster, I can’t

TALENT: Tony Ralfe remembers

a Davis Cup match

against England where Chris

Lewis didn’t play well but said

all athletes have an occasional

off day.

remember his name. He started

on about 66 pounds and when the

tournament was winding up he

was on 42 pound. He kept coming

back telling me it is too tight. But

that doesn’t happen to often.

I would imagine your kids

would have been into the game?

Yes, I have two boys, who have

grown up and flown the coup

now. They enjoyed the game

when they were kids.

So 50 years in the business,

you must be closing to putting

your feet up?

I am looking at moving

into retirement. Selling my

store up and chase a few more

tournaments. I can cart my

machine around and string a few

rackets for people.

At any point during those

50 years, did you about getting

another job?

(Laughing) Well, that would

have been an idea, probably

would have got paid better. But I

have had a real interest in sport

so this was the place for me. I’m

not very good on horse racing,

but most others I can tell you a

thing or two about it. My wife

is always groaning we have the

sports channel on at home but

never mind. We watch other

things sometimes.

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Theatre/Arts

NOR’WEST NEWS

Classic TV comedy on stage

Dad’s Army

Produced by Cas ‘n’ Ova

Productions

Directed by Craig

Hutchison and Rebecca

Wakelin

Reviewed by Georgia

O’Connor-Harding

Cas ‘n’ Ova has put on a

humorous production about an

endearing army of men too old

or “unfit” for military service

during World War 2.

If you didn’t laugh throughout

the show, you were certainly in

the minority. Chuckles could be

heard for most of the production,

which I am sure would have

been an interesting experience

for some of the fairly new actors

to the showbiz scene.

Based on the BBC comedy,

Dad’s Army recounts the

misadventures of a voluntary

defence force known as the

Home Guard.

Considering some of the

actors had barely any acting

experience at all, the cast put in

a solid effort. And it was great

a seasoned director such as

Craig Hutchison took on board

fresh-faced actors willing to give

theatre a go.

COMICAL SHOW: Ray Williamson as Lance Corporal Jones and Mike MacLeod as Captain

Mainwaring.

Mike MacLeod pulled off the

role of Captain Mainwaring well.

I loved the expressive pout he

would make when he was angry.

I saw many of those pouts

particularly during a comical

but disastrous date with Mrs

Gray where Mainwaring was

continuously interrupted by his

soldiers.

Like many of the cast,

MacLeod had an uncanny

resemblance to the original

Captain Mainwaring, played by

Arthur Lowe, which I think any

Dad’s Army fan would adore.

It was unfortunate MacLeod

was dealing with a distracting

cough, which is understandably

difficult to deal with. He did his

best, but it tainted what was a

strong performance.

Peter Watt, playing the role

of Private Frazer, was a hit

with the audience. Being a Scot

himself, his accent was spot-on

– but it was that classic blokey

demeanour that gave him a great

stage presence.

Occasionally it looked as

though the actors missed their

cues and there seemed to be a bit

of over-acting but, at the same

time, these small imperfections

added to the show’s comical

value.

I was surprised at how

much I enjoyed this show. It

wasn’t a full-scale professional

production but the cast deserves

to be acknowledged, particularly

for their charisma.

It was clear they enjoyed

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Fashion

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Fashion Week.

I was poured a glass of Daniel

Le Brun bubbles and escorted

to my seat in the atrium,

where beautiful white flowers

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long catwalk came out from in

between the flora.

There I saw hundreds of

eager fashionistas lined up like

dominoes along the catwalk

in wait of the latest spring and

summer trends.

As luxurious as it was, the

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pieces for their designer

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Ballantynes Fashion Week was

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The opening night show was

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The model was dressed impeccably

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While I’m a big advocate of

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The prints screamed “I’m in my

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THE NAMES YOU KNOW,

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[Edition NOR’WEST datE] NEWS 3

New Location - Ray White Real Estate Bishopdale

“We love helping our clients

realise their dreams when buying

or selling property and to see

their elation after the purchase

or sale has been completed,” says

realtor Barry Ellis of the newly

opened Ray White Real Estate

Bishopdale office.

“Over seven years ago when

my wife, Karen and I entered

the real estate industry we had a

vision. Our desire was to deliver

optimum results based upon

collaborative communication,

clear outcomes, and prioritised

strategies which left our clients

happy and fulfilled.”

This vision has become the

core of Karen and Barry’s

business ethos which can be

proven time and time again, by

their track record and database

filled with satisfied customers,

many of whom they now call

life-long friends.

“Building a relationship with

our clients based upon trust

and moral fibre is at the heart of

who we are and how we work.

We are about people, not sales

numbers. We treat our clients

like we would like to be treated

and work in their best interests

at all times. For each property

that we bring to the market we

introduce customised

marketing campaigns

and develop individual

strategies for the widest

possible audience appeal.

For us, that includes

all potential local and

national buyers as well

as international lookers.

This is made possible by

our professional network, which

help us spread the word far and

near, because the market is larger

than just our local communities.

We also believe in providing

accurate information from the

outset including appraisals where

we provide a realistic assessment

of a property’s value in the

market today. We pride ourselves

on building a relationship with

each client based upon the old

fashioned values of honesty,

trust, and good communication.

Clients are not numbers. They

are people and we want them

to feel they can trust us and

count on us any time they have a

need for service or advice.” adds

Karen.

Barry and Karen’s goal of

opening a real estate office has

recently come to fruition. They

have recently opened their own

Ray White Real Estate location

in Bishopdale. Stop by and see

what’s happening in the property

market and if you are looking

to sell make sure you give them

a call as they have excellent

opening specials during October

and November

“Joining the Ray White group

was an obvious choice for us.”

says Barry. “Ray White is a

family owned business which

matches our personal value

system. They believe in pride

and integrity with every real

estate transaction and so do we.

These same values are shared

by world-leading coach Steve

Hansen who is Ray White

New Zealand’s Global Brand

Ambassador. The partnership

between Steve Hansen and

Ray White shares a common

commitment to leadership,

family values and ‘doing things

the right way’. It also shines a

light on Ray White’s strategic

focus, which is dedicated to

customer satisfaction and the

client interests at heart”.

The support and infrastructure

that Ray White provides ensures

that the team at Ray White

Bishopdale can focus firmly on

delivering excellent outcomes for

their clients and raising the bar

in service within the local real

estate industry.

The team at Ray White

Bishopdale are committed to

doing the right thing by their

clients by providing honest

information, realistic advice

and up to date communication

to ensure as stress free an

experience as possible. You can

keep up to date with the team

through their website www.

rwbishopdale.co.nz or via

facebook www.facebook.com/

rwbishopdale.co.nz

Stop by today and visit the

Ray White Bishopdale team

office. Parkside Plaza on

Harewood Road or call them

on 03 359 1627. Alternatively

you can drop them an email at

bishopdale.nz@raywhite.com.

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THE NAMES YOU KNOW,

BACKED BY THE

NAME YOU TRUST.

Testimonials

Barry & Karen helped me for over a year

looking for a property, sometimes even

driving me to and from viewings when I

did not have a car. They were very helpful

and were not pushy, they listened to what

I wanted. I would recommend them to

anyone looking at buying or selling a

property”

Tracey P, Grimseys Road Redwood

Coming highly recommended by

a colleague I contacted Barry to aid

with the selling of our “As Is Where

Is” property in Burwood. Being a very

difficult market and not knowing how

best to sell the property, Barry and his

team provided the market details and

confidence in previous sales to allow

us to make the right decision. Excellent

marketing stimulated the right activity

to get our price expectation, a figure that

Barry predicted from the first day we met.

Always available and providing regular

and detailed feedback, the sale was a

success. Thanks to Barry & Karen and the

team

Steve H, Reginald Street Burwood

We can recommend Karen & Barry Ellis

unreservedly as Real Estate agents who

truly care about and value their clients.

Positivity, Enthusiasm and Knowledge

were key elements in the selling of our

home and both Karen & Barry readily

made time available to discuss our

needs. Their professional integrity and

Karen and Barry Ellis, Ray White

Real Estate Bishopdale.

honesty were always evident throughout

the process particularly when an offer

was presented to us. From the initial

photographs to the actual sale of our

home we felt valued and consulted. Selling

your home can be stressful but we always

felt informed and confident that we were

in “safe hands” in all respects.”

Helen and Rae, Regents Park Drive

Barry & Karen have been fantastic. They

do what they say they are going to do and

then they do extra. Totally professional

but friendly with it. Barry & Karen made

this process as easy and stress free as

possible and it was really appreciated”.

Stroudy, Shirley

“Karen & Barry were recommended to

us by our ASB banker, we found that they

were very pro-active in their approach to

selling our house. This was very evident

by the number of viewers that came to the

first open home they held. We would have

no hesitation in recommending Karen &

Barry Ellis”

Olwyn- Northwood

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IN A perfect world,

Citroen’s desire to have

two marketing platforms

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Citroen effectively have

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DS. DS is an offshoot

which produces cars just a

little right of centre, trendy,

fashionable and sporty.

The PSA Group, which

is the parent of company of

Citroen and DS, has made

it quite clear they would

like to have separate showrooms

for each brand, but

here in New Zealand that’s

an expensive investment,

and one which would be

hard to justify given the

historically low volumes of

Citroen sold here.

And if you take into

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Citroen and Peugeot, the

latter also part of the PSA

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would be rather costly and

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That being the case, to

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buyers need to go to the

Citroen dealership, and to

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Citroen.

I’m due to drive the DS4

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a standstill to 100km/h

in 9.9sec, and scamper

through a highway overtake

in 6sec (80km/h to

120km/h). Response to

throttle request is pretty

much instant, drive is

through a six-speed automatic

gearbox, and it is a

transmission which doesn’t

soak up too much out of

the engine, the entire acceleration

process is fluid.

CITROEN DS3: Trendy three-door hatchback.

Citroen also claim a 4.7-

litre per 100km (60mpg)

combined cycle fuel usage

average. During my time

with the test car the consumption

readout was

constantly listing around

6l/100km (47mpg) with

4.4l/100km (64mpg) available

at a steady 100km/h,

the engine quite relaxed at

that speed turning over at

just 2100rpm.

• Price – Citroen DS3,

$42,990

• Dimensions – Length,

3948mm; width,

1710mm; height,

1483mm

• Configuration –

Three-cylinder, frontwheel-drive,

1199cc,

81kW, 205Nm, sixspeed

automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 9.9sec

• Fuel usage –

4.7l/100km

There’s no mistaking

that something just a little

bit different sits under the

bonnet, the wee threepotter

carries the traditional

harmonics which sit

with that configuration.

I’m not saying it is noisy

or unnatural, but it gets

about its task with a feeling

that is uncharacteristic for

an internal combustion

engine.

That aside, it is a sensation

I quite like; I’ve driven

many three-potters over

the years, one of my daily

commute work vehicles was

a Suzuki Alto, and I came

to really enjoy the honesty

of its three-cylinder engine,

they have a lot of torque

low down and that is where

you need power. The DS3’s

unit operates effectively

at low revs, and that flexibility

also contributes to

those respectable fuel usage

figures.

And while it prefers to

work at the lower part of

the rev band, it will sing to

the top end readily boosting

all of the way without

complaint.

High performance versions

of the DS3 in overseas

markets have included

a Racing version. Given

it’s pedigree, I took the test

car on the Summit Rd to

Gebbies Pass and out to the

plains via Coes Ford. The

DS3 cruises quietly and

feels nimble and agile when

confronted with some

tricky corners. In my introduction

I suggested that

DS range cars are just that

little bit feisty. The DS3 has

firmish suspension, quite

removed from mainstream

Citroen, and that contributes

to the stiff sensation

underneath.

Riding on sport specification

Michelin tyres (205/45

x 17in), there is a lot of grip

on offer, and if you add in

direct and precise steerage

the DS3 could well be considered

a genuinely capable

handling vehicle.

However, when that

type of motoring isn’t on

the agenda the DS3 will

appeal in many other ways.

Its French origins come

to the fore, its design cues

are standouts and while it

is just a baby hatchback it

has two-tone colouring,

and chic features which

certainly take it out of the

mainstream category.

Inside, too, it has avantgarde

styling elements. Not

that they make driving the

car a challenge, they don’t,

but just the way the cockpit

is laid out is visually different.

Space-wise the DS3

could really be considered

a four-seater only, there are

three seat belts across the

rear, but that area is best

reserved for those slight of

stature. However, on the

plus side, there is a respectable

under-hatch load

space (285-litres), surprisingly

it easily accounted for

the sizeable Kiddie-family

weekly grocery shop.

French manufacturers are

well renowned for building

passion into their cars.

At $42,990 it isn’t the most

affordable hatchback in

today’s market, but if you

want style and panache

then the DS3 is the car for

you.


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NOR’WEST NEWS

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Ensuring a safe

work place

TRY FISHING: Take a Kid Fishing is on again at The Groynes this Sunday from

9am to 1pm. It is a great, free, fun morning for children up to 12-years-old. The

Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust has donated hundreds of young salmon

which will be released into the lakes at The Groynes, along with some very

large trout raised by Fish and Game. There is no registration or fishing licence

necessary and adults may assist but are not permitted to fish. There will be

caravans on site with food and drinks for sale but please remember to take

some cash.

Bishopdale MeNZ Shed

Group

Tuesdays and Thursdays,

1.30pm

The MeNZ Shed brings

men together in a space

to share skills, enjoy

a laugh and work on

practical tasks. These can

be individual, personal

projects or group projects

for the shed and wider

community. For more

information phone 359

6752.

Old Kendal Ave Scout

Den

Wednesday Wanderers

Wednesday, 10.30am.

Get active with a group

of friendly people on

Wednesday mornings,

all abilities are welcome

and the group walk for

an average of 30min a

day around Bishopdale.

Phone 359 1741 for more

information.

The Trust, 100 Farrington

Ave, Bishopdale

Fendalton Family

History Help

Wednesday, 9.30–11am.

Ever wanted to trace

your family history but

didn’t know where to

begin? A volunteer from

the Canterbury branch of

the New Zealand Society

of Genealogists is available

to help with your family

history questions.

Fendalton Library, cnr

of Clyde and Jeffreys Rds,

Fendalton

Scrabble Club

Wednesday 1.30pm.

If you enjoy scrabble

but are running out of

opponents to play against,

then the scrabble club at

the Shirley Library could

be the place for you. There

is no obligation to play, just

go along when you can and

check out the action and if

you want, join the group.

All materials are supplied

and there is no joining

fee.

Shirley Library,

36 Marshland Rd, Shirley

St Albans MeNZ Shed

Group​

Monday and Saturday

The MeNZ Shed is open

on a Monday afternoon

and Saturday morning and

new members are welcome.

It is an opportunity

for men to get together

with others with similar

interests for fellowship,

personal and community

projects and for keeping

up their handyman skills.

For further information

on joining the shed phone

John on 352 0096 or Bill

980 9538.

Cnr of Knowles St and

Nancy Ave, Mairehau

All Australian Car

Show

Sunday, 10am–2pm.

The All Australian Car

Show will be displaying

cars you know well and

love by Ford Australia,

General Motors Holden,

Chrysler Australia and

more. From the classics

from the 50s on wards,

to the very latest models,

a large variety of cars

from Australian-based

manufactures will be on

display. Local clubs will be

displaying their cars and

all private owners

are most welcome to

bring along their

examples to contribute to

the event.

Entry is $1, to enter a car

$5.

Ouruhia Domain

Chenery Ave, Styx

Belfast School Fair

Sunday, 11am-2pm.

It’s back, the Belfast

School Fair and this year

it will have a variety of

different activities for

the kids and plenty to

do for the adults. There

will be bouncy castles, a

harness trampoline, cake

stalls, pony rides, Segway

rides, miniature trains,

pedalmania as well as food

and drinks. There will be

Eftpos available.

Free entry.

Belfast School, 700 Main

North Rd, Belfast

Belfast District Hidden

History

Sunday, 1-4pm

This event will showcase

the history of Belfast

through photographs and

memoirs. There will be a

vintage vehicle display and

historical memorabilia.

Admission is free.

Seven Mile Peg Hotel,

Main North Rd, Belfast

Papanui Book Club

Tuesday, October 18,

10–11am

The group does not

have a set text to read but

is more of a relaxed and

social group who talk

about the books they have

been reading. Entry is free.

All are welcome to attend.

Papanui Library, cnr of

Langdons Rd and Restell St,

Papanui

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.

Monday

17 October

7 November

14 November

Friday

28 October

4 November

18 November

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Venue: 32 Birmingham Drive, Middleton

First Aid Revalidation Course (6 hours)

Cost $120.00 per person (certificates must not

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Time: 8.30am – 3.15pm

Tuesday

25 October

1 November

22 November

Sunday

16 October

30 October

6 November

For bookings please call 0800 REDCROSS or 339-7111

Book online at www.redcross.org.nz

Wednesday

19 October

23 November

21 December

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Passionate tutors make

learning rewarding

Pursue a career in a trades-related field.

If 2017 is the year you have decided to

pursue a career in a trades-related field, the

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) have

a range of options that may interest you.

With trade qualifications available from

Level 2 through to Diploma, there is a

programme to suit everyone from the

school leaver to the mature student looking

to make a change.

Studying with SIT ensures a handson

approach to learning with theory

complimenting all practical components.

Graduates leave SIT secure in the knowledge

they have the ability and qualification to

succeed in their chosen career.

Modern facilities and fantastic support

from passionate tutors with years of industry

experience make the learning environment

for students both rewarding and successful.

Trades programmes available include:

Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Architectural

Technology, Automotive, Automotive Heavy

Trades (Diesel), Carpentry/Construction,

Electrical, Engineering (Civil/Mechanical),

Joinery and Quantity Surveying.

Specific trades are offered at our

Christchurch Campus, visit www.sit.ac.nz

for further details.

Students aged 16 to 19 are eligible to

apply for the Youth Guarantee Scheme

when studying selected trades. If successful,

applicants’ tuition fees, material and

equipment costs will be covered.

For further information or an

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

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

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16 Hours Thursday/Friday

20 & 21 October

24 & 25 November

4 Hours Friday 1.15pm-5pm

21 October

25 November

2 x Tuesdays

18 & 25 October

8 & 15 November

29 Nov & 6 December

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26 Oct & 2 November

16 & 23 November

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27 & 29 October

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

NOR’WEST NEWS

Migraine relief

Krissy Winter saw an article in the local newspaper a year ago and having suffered

from debilitating migraines wondered if the treatment would help her.

“My migraines were debilitating and

they’d often come without warning.

Sometimes once a week, but generally

about once a month. I’d moved up from

Dunedin where I’d managed them with

my Osteopath, Yoga and Pilates. In

Christchurch I was so reluctant to let

anyone near my neck. I read the article

and I must admit I wasn’t convinced and I

went to the first appointment with a page

of all the concerns I had. The first time I

met Laurie I remember walking out and

feeling more in control. After about four

treatments with Laurie and perfecting the

technique she taught me I truly began to

reap the benefits. Now I’m fantastic. If I

feel a migraine coming on I now have the

control to manage it myself, even stopping

them from taking over, without needing

someone to drive me in to the Osteopath

or the hospital for an injection to relieve

the pain. With the technique Laurie

taught me I’m armed and dangerous!”

Many people suffer continually from

headache and migraine pain not knowing

what help is at hand from three specially

trained Physiotherapists at Muscle People.

In the past ten years, the understanding of

what causes headaches and migraines has

significantly changed. The research now

shows that sensitisation of the brain stem

is what causes this pain.

Laurie, Clare and Naomi have trained

in Australia in the Watson Approach

which is proven to work. This method

examines and treats the movements of

the first three segments of the neck, which

when sensitised cause headaches and

migraines.

“In our clinics we see people from

as far away as Invercargill who come

to us specially to seek treatment” says

Laurie Moore, Director of Muscle People

Physiotherapy. She says “The symposium

in Australia we went to just recently

reaffirmed the effectiveness of what we

do, and honed our skills even more.”

Generally patients will come to our

clinic four or five times in the first few

weeks of treatment. We show them some

very simple exercises to do at home.

After the first few weeks, treatments the

sessions are guided by how the patient is

feeling.

“Often patients come to us at the end

of a long journey having tried quite a few

other treatments, and we are able to help

them reduce or remove their pain. If you

think this technique might help you, but

aren’t sure, give us a call.” Laurie says.

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• Professional quality guaranteed

PHone KeRRY 021 635 083

Public Notices

Weka Pass Railway

Waipara, North Canterbury

We Are Running

SunDAY 16th October

SunDAY 23rd October

MOnDAY 24th October

Running 1st & 3rd

Sundays of every month

Infoline Chch 96 22 999

Depart Glenmark Station

11.30am & 2.00pm

www.wekapassrailway.co.nz

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.

To Let

HOUSEME Portable

sleepout or office available

to rent. Insulated and

value for money at

$75.00 per week, you

wouldn’t live in anything

else. Contact Amanda

today on 0279570920 or

houseme2015@xtra.co.nz

Situations Vacant

CA$H

Strippers

& Podium

Dancers

Wanted!

18+ TO APPLY

NEISHA

021 193 0118

MUMS & DADS

Would you like your children to

exercise more and earn some money?

DELIVERY

PEOPLE

WANTED

The Star requires

delivery personnel

in all areas of

Christchurch.

The work involves

door-to-door

delivery of The Star

newspaper.

Situations Vacant

Please call

Leanne Lucas 364-7451 or

Mark Coulthard 364 7453

email: deliveries@starmedia.kiwi

landscape design

• Alarm systems & servicing

• Access control

• Safes

• Keys

• Padlocks

• Door & window locks

inquiry@rossgalt.co.nz

www.rossgalt.co.nz

Tours

Rexellent

Rentals

Cars, Vans, Brisbane, Coolangatta

FREE CALL

0800 601 508

e: rexellent@bigpond.com

Trades & Services

T: 03 421 8460

M: 021 433 418

E: office@xteriorscapes.co.nz

W: xteriorscapes.co.nz

SECURITY

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

CITY BRANCH

95 Kingsley Street

(cnr of Kingsley St and Waltham Rd)

Ph: (03) 365 0298

• CCTV systems & servicing

• 24x7 monitoring

• 24x7 emergency service

• Window & door hardware

• Car & garage door remotes

HORNBY BRANCH

The Branston Centre

(Shop 12 393a Main South Rd)

Ph: (03) 349 4119

Vehicles Wanted

VEHICLES

ANY CONDITION

WANTED

FOR CASH

$ $ $

Ph 347 9354 or

027 476 2404

Trades & Services

Appliance Sales & Service

388 4780

Appliance Services

14 Brighton Mall, New Brighton

• 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

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.

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

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

Trades & Services

PAINTER

Michael Kelly Painters

Locally owned and

operated family

business.

25+ years Experience

• Painting • Wallpapering

• Interior • Exterior

Free Quotes

Phone

Paul 0276 475 755

Michael 0212 649 492

michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

rubbish removal

tRAiLER SKiP HiRE

• 2 or 5 cubic metre

• Household Rubbish

• Green Waste

• Yard Clean ups

• Load it yourself or hire us

• Locally owned and operated

bin co

Phone: 383-0646

027 2131 733

Trades & Services

& Property Maintenance

Paving

Patio - Pathways - Driveways

Lawns and Gardens

Planting - Raised Vege Gardens

Readylawn - Irrigation - Fencing

General Maintenance

Water Blasting - Gutter Cleaning

Rental Property Maintenance

Section Clearing - Weed Spraying

20 Years Experience

Locally owned and operated

Free Quotes - Competitive Pricing

Blair Gibson 027 699 5815

MDC

BUILDERS

Renovations & Repairs

All forms of Home

Maintenance

Bathrooms & Kitchens

Site clears

Excavating Driveways

& Paths

All forms of Foundations

Free Quotes

Give me a call today

Ph 022 407 8581

mdcbuildersnz@gmail.com

15% Discount with this Advert

Trades & Services

ElEctrician

Registered

Electrical Contractor

• Reliable and prompt

service

• New houses,

house renovations

• Sleepouts

• LED lighting upgrades

• No job too small

Phone Mike

027 962 2137

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.


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Trades & Services

eqc cASH SeTTLeMeNT

EQC CASH SETTLEMENT

We will re-scope your property to ensure

you have been paid in full to cover

all your repair costs.

After 5 years of scoping for EQC claims

we have found that most claims

have been under paid.

Examples of Clients EQC Payments:

Payment Initially $3,800 after our re-scope

payment received $46,320

Payment Initially $7,575 after our re-scope

payment received $38,182

Payment Initially $19,827 after re-scope

payment received $60,273

For re-scoping and all earthquake repairs

including painting and redecorating.

Enquire now Phone 021-667-444

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

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

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.

DRAINLAYER

Reg, all types incld soak

holes & culverts etc ph

028 408-0121

ELECTRICIAN

REGISTERED

for all electrical

installations & repairs Ph

03 322 4209 or 021 026

73375

ELECTRICAL/

HEAT PUMPS,

Affordable, servicing,

alterations, security &

LED lighting, 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

BEST BATHROOMS

full renovation specialists,

LBP, repairs &

maintenance ph 03 387-

0770 or 027 245-5226 FURNITURE REMOVALS

BRICKLAYER

Large Trucks $95 +

George Lockyer. Over GST per hour 7 day NZ

30 years bricklaying wide, packing & moving,

experience. UK trained. Professional Company,

Licensed Building Professional Service.

Practitioner number Canterbury Relocations

BP105608. Insurance Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313

work. EQC repairs.

Heritage brickwork a

PAINTING

speciality. No job too

DECORATING

small. Governors Bay.

interior & exterior,

Home 329-9344, Cell

gib fixing, plastering,

027 684-4046, email

paperhanging, Est 50 yrs

karengeorge@xtra.co.nz

in ChCh, ph Wingfields

BEST BATHROOMS

Ltd, ph Mark 021 171-

full renovation specialists,

1586 or 355-5994

LBP, repairs & PAINTER

maintenance ph 03 387- Qualified, 25 years

0770 or 027 245-5226 experience, interior &

BUILDER LICENSED exterior, high quality, up

available for all aspects of

building. Please call 027

241-7471 or 335-0265

to your expectations, for a

free quote, call Mike 021

023-91148

Trades & Services

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

PAINTER AVAILABLE

All aspects in painting.

Very competitive in roofs

and fences. Please call 027

241-7471 or 335-0265

PLASTERER

Gib Stopping, Small

job specialty. 30 + years

experience. Ring 0800

387-369

PLUMBER

For prompt service for all

plumbing maintenance,

repairs and alterations.

Phone Michael 364 7080

or 027 438 3943

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

Belfast engraving.Shoe

repairs,key cutting &

engraving.(10 yrs exp)683

Main North Rd ph 027

3113423

SPOUTING CLEANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out. Also Full Handyman

Services Available. Call

Trevor 332 8949 or 021

043-2034

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

The magazine for

gardeners who

like To geT Their

hands dirTy

www.gardener.kiwi

100%

Trades & Services

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

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

Appliance Sales & Service

388 4780

Appliance Services

14 Brighton Mall, New Brighton

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!!

Ph: 03 312 7119

Mob: 021 078 4553

allclearcanterbury@gmail.com

www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz

9220021AA

The Brougham

darts

EVERY

WEDNESDAY

Six teams

Newcomers

welcome

KARAOKE

8PM EVERY SATURDAY

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

‘Famous for their roasts!’

The

Woolston Club...

A classic, contemporary

club experience

Cafe open from 11am

TAB & Gaming, Function Facilities,

HOUSIE Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

SHUTTLE Tuesday - Saturday

PRO WRESTLING

UNSANCTIONED

The best in NZ pro wrestling.

Tickets on sale now! Phone 366 1481.

SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER, 7PM

blues night

EVERY THURSDAY

THE ELEVATORS

cnr Brougham St/Waltham Rd

phone 366 1481

School’s Out

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Kid’s Special

Two courses

Great Kids menu plus designated play area.

SENIORS SPECIAL $

20

Two courses:

Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm. Conditions apply

Treat

the Kids

$

10

Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

Open 7 Days

Restaurant open

from 5.30pm!

RETRO ROAST LUNCH

12PM-1.30PM

WEDNESDAYS

$10 Members / $12 Non

FREE

6PM EVERY FRIDAY

-COMING EVENT-

MRS BROWNZ BOYS

3 course Meal & Show. $65 a ticket

SATURDAY 5th NOV

What’s On...

7PM THIS SATURDAY

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10.30am-2.30pm

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- downstairs -

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Open Tuesday

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12pm-2pm

and from 5pm.

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Wednesday,

& Thursday

- upstairs -

PIERVIEW

Restaurant

Quality a la carte

with a view!

Open FRIDAY, SATURDAY,

& SUNDAY from 5.30pm

SORRY, FULLY BOOKED

SATURDAY 15, 22, 29 OCT

FRIDAY SPECIAL:

BBQ PORK RIBS...

$19.50!

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SUNDAY SPECIAL

$25 3-Course Feast

SUNDAY 30 OCT

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$25... BOOK NOW!

SHUTTLE RUNNING

Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat

202 Marine Parade

Ph 388-9416

Members, guests and affiliates welcome

H ORNBY

WORKINGMEN’S

CLUB

«WHAT'S ON«

WESTVIEW LOUNGE

FRIDAY 14 OCT, 7PM

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SATURDAY 15 OCT

4.30PM BARROSS

8PM ROBBIE DREW

SUNDAY 16 OCT, 1.30PM

KEEPING IT

COUNTRY

Kylie Austin + Allan Barron + Yvonne Munro

backed by REMEDY Showband

Pre-sale tickets $15. Door sales $20

«COMING UP«

SATURDAY 19 NOV, 8PM

BAD MOON RISING

THE CCR TRIBUTE SHOW

Tickets $20

FRIDAY 9 DEC, 8PM

THE WARRATAHS

Tickets $25

Hornby WMC, 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby ph 03 349 9026

www.hornbyworkingmensclub.co.nz

Members, guests & affiliates welcome

Lunch & Dinner

All you can eat, 7 days

Christmas

Functions

Lunch & Dinner Buffet

NOW SERVING

available

from

9am

Breakfast

HAPPY

HOUR

5PM - 7PM

DAILY

SATURDAY 19th NOV - SATURDAY 24th DEC

Book & dine with us for your Christmas party this

festive season, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088

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