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JUNIOR EEL: Joseph Taipari has made the Parramatta NRL club’s junior team after

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League break for young talent

• By Gordon Findlater

FORMER Christchurch Boys’

High School student Joseph

Taipari has got his big Sydney

league break.

The 17-year-old has been

named in the Parramatta

Eels junior squad for the 2017

season.

Taipari left for Sydney last

year to join the Eels set up on a

permanent basis and push his

case for selection in the club’s

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•Turn to page 10

• By Andrew King

A HEARING to determine if the

Edgeware Pool rebuild can go

ahead has been cancelled with a

decision due in two weeks.

A resource consent hearing was

scheduled for Thursday, but due to

no submitters wishing to be heard,

an independent commissioner will

make a decision within two weeks.

The pool was demolished due to

deterioration in November 2006.

Since then the community has been

trying to get it replaced.

The closure sparked protest

marches, public meetings and bitter

clashes with councillors and former

mayor Garry Moore.

A small number of residents had

written submissions against the

proposal, which would include a

25m heated outdoor pool; a children’s

pool with jet fountains; and a

building with clubrooms, changing

rooms and a cafeteria.

But they did not want to speak at

last week’s hearing.

St Albans Pavilion and Pool Inc

spokesman Paul Somerville said

fundraising and building would

be the easy part once the resource

consent was granted.

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DESK News...................................... 3-9

THE LONG running saga of the

Edgeware Pool will take another

turn in a couple of weeks.

We report on page 1 today that

a hearing to determine whether

the pool gets resource consent

has been cancelled.

A commissioner will make a

ruling without hearing submitters

because a number of people

involved in the debate now don’t

want to be heard.

That means almost certainly

the consent will be granted and

then the fundraiing will get rolling

in earnest.

There’s plans for a lot of facilities

right across Christchurch but

the timelines keep extending.

That’s giving the council some

breathing room from a finance

point of view, but it’s about time

some of the concrete started

pouring.

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Firefighters force entry

to wake sleeping couple

Fashion

• By Andrew King

FIREFIGHTERS WERE forced

to break into a Bishopdale

flat to prevent a fire while the

couple inside slept.

Gardening

Neighbours raised the alarm

at 7.45am on Thursday when

they saw smoke escaping from

a Veronica Pl flat, alerting the

Fire Service there might be

people inside.

They also heard the smoke

alarm.

When firefighters arrived

they banged on the door to alert

anyone who was inside.

When there was no response

Motoring

they cut their way through

safety latches on a window and

climbed in.

A pot on the oven had been

left on and smoke was filling

the flat.

It was taken outside and

Tasty

the couple was woken up by

Bites

firefighters.

Harewood station officer Russell

Fairbrass said the couple

was lucky their bedroom was

closed as smoke filled the flat.

“The (smoke) alarm was

audible through the door so I’m

LUCKY: Firefighters had to force entry to a Bishopdale flat

to prevent a pot on an oven catching fire while the couple in

the next room slept.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN.

not sure why they didn’t wake

up . . . they are quite lucky as

these kind of fires can get pretty

big, pretty fast,” he said.

Mr Fairbrass said it was an

all too common event they

had to deal with and had one

simple message.

“Keep looking while you’re

cooking,” he said.

While firefighters were clearing

the house of smoke they

installed another smoke alarm

in the bedroom.

Making bus rides

more enjoyable

• Ashleigh Monk

MAGDA Lorenzo has spent the

last two months delivering books

to bus stops for commuters to

enjoy.

Ms Lorenzo started the

initiative ‘The Commuting Book’

to encourage reading and the use

of public transport.

The idea is for people to pick

up a book at their bus stop, read

it while they ride the bus, then

drop it off when they get to their

stop.

“The idea behind The

Commuting Books is to create

opportunities for people to

engage in reading by bringing

them (books) into public spaces,”

she said.

“I see bus stops a social hub

and it’s very interesting the way

you can engage in conversation

with people waiting for the bus

with you and sometimes the

books are an excuse to do

that.”

Ms Lorenzo delivered the

books herself on her bicycle she

had named ‘Mantis’.

“It depends on the weather

that day; I can ride for several

hours around the city. Normally

I choose one of the bus routes

and leave the books at the stops

on that route.”

Each book had a ‘Commuting

Book’ sticker with informations

and instructions on the project.

Although Ms Lorenzo has not

had much feedback she said the

travelling of books was a good

sign.

“Some of them are responding

through Facebook. They are

being very generous with their

comments and their feedback.

It’s very encouraging.”

Ms Lorenzo estimated she

had distributed about 230

books so far, and hoped that

number would rise as the project

developed.

“We hope to be implementing

a few different aspects to the

project in the next couple of

months.”

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From Super Rugby to City2Surf

ashion

Gardening

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asty Bites

• By Gordon Findlater

AT THIS time of the year former

Super Rugby player Ged Robinson

is normally getting towards peak

fitness ahead of a busy season.

This year he’s all about keeping

Christchurch well fed with what

he calls a Kiwi take on Italian style

pizza.

Fed by Ged will be one of many

tasty and nutritious options

available for those needing refuelling

following The Star City2Surf. The

former Crusader, whose mobile

wood fire pizza oven is regularly

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Il Magro

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in Papanui,

will be

awaiting

runners at the

finish area of

next month’s

event.

Outside

of rugby

Robinson

has always had a love for food. After

recently hanging up the boots he’s

now had more time to concentrate

on that love.

“I’m a front rower so I love food.

I moved to Melbourne and played

over there for three years. My wife

and I spent a lot of time checking out

the city and enjoying the food, that

probably fired up the taste buds even

more,” said Robinson.

His first experiments with pizza

came during his time while playing

for the Melbourne Rebels, regularly

feeding teammates on his own

creations. His passion for fuelling a

squad has grown ever since.

After spending a decade as a

professional rugby player Robinson

knows all about nutrition, something

he’s taken to the oven.

“Italian style pizza has really high

quality meat and really low in sugar

and salt. I do make brown flour

pizza dough as well as the traditional

white. It’s all really good quality,

non-processed food,” said Robinson.

Robinson is continually working

on new creations and by the time

March 19 rolls around he may just

have a new recipe to unveil.

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Yacht club’s $1.17m shed

• By Tom Doudney

Trevor Kite

THE Christchurch Yacht Club

is hoping it will soon get the go

ahead for a new rowing shed

to replace the one demolished

after the June 2011 earthquake.

The Moncks Bay-based club

wants to build a new $1.17

million shed in

a more seaward

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room for the

Coastal Pathway

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cycle route between

it and the

road. Building

the shed further

seaward means higher costs.

The club already has resource

consent and a building permit

for the new shed. It has also

asked the city council to

contribute $327,595 towards

the extra costs associated with

providing for the Coastal Pathway,

along with an additional

$239,713 because the public

will have use of the shed’s

decks and ramps.

The club has raised $607,000

so far, and has carried out soil

testing.

It has met with both the

city council and the Coastal

Pathway group over the last

two months and expects to

get a response from the city

council soon.

Once funding has been

secured, work could begin

almost immediately and

would take about 10 months to

complete.

The new shed would be 5.5m

further seaward, enlarging the

space for a public walking and

cycle route between it and the

road from 1m to 4m.

The club’s shed and

boardwalk project convener

Trevor Kite said the proposal

was a win-win scenario for the

club and community.

“Although we have the

right to put the shed back as

it was, to have done so would

have denied the community

the chance to walk past there

except for a little track,”

he said.

“It has been identified as the

major obstacle for completing

the Coastal Pathway between

Ferrymead and Sumner.”

Mr Kite said the club would

function much better when

it could once again provide

a shed for members to store

boats in.

WRECKED: The

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Club’s rowing shed

was demolished

following the June

2011 earthquake,

which was centred

less than 200m

away.

This would also help with

traffic and parking in the area,

as members would not have to

bring their boats with them on

trailers.

The shed had already been

damaged in the February 2011

earthquake and was deemed

unsafe following the magnitude

6.3 quake in June that year,

which was centred less than

200m away.

The clubrooms were

also damaged by the 2011

earthquakes, although they are

still able to be used and will be

rebuilt at a later date.

Decision

over pool in

two weeks

•From page 1

It has been about three years

since the consent to rebuild the

pool was lodged, Mr Somerville

said.

If the consent to build was

granted, the city council would

transfer the ownership of the land

into a community trust, set up by

the St Albans Pavilion and Pool

Inc, for $1.

Mr Somerville said he estimated

they would need about $3-4

million to build the facility.

“This will be a great community

asset . . . with the new cycleway

going right past the entrance

to the pool, the new St Albans

Community Centre and the

upgrade of the St Albans shopping

centre, it will be a vibrant place,”

he said.

The trust has 10 years to build

the pool, otherwise the land will

revert back to the city council.

Mr Somerville was confident

they would be finished within five

years.

The proposal would provide 24

car parks and was expected to be

open all-year round during the

day.

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IT’S BEEN a quiet 18 years for

• By Tom Doudney

Margaret Urlich – and that’s

just the way she likes it.

The New Zealand Music and

Aria award-winning singer

hasn’t released new music since

Second Nature in 1999.

Next month, she will perform

with her former When The

Cat’s Away bandmates Annie

Gardening

Crummer, Debbie Harwood

and another longtime collaborator,

Sharon O’Neill, at Lincoln’s

Selwyn Sounds concert.

They will be part of a starstudded

line up also featuring

Dragon, Mi-Sex, The Jordan

Luck Band and Jason Kerrison.

These days Urlich lives on a

otoring

rural property Australia’s

New South Wales southern

highlands, halfway between

Sydney and Canberra.

Although she never made

a decision to stop recording,

she has been busy over the

last two decades raising two

children, Ava, 18, and Carlos,

15, with husband George

asty Bites

Gorga, and teaching singing in

high schools. She often mentors

young singers before they

sit their university entrance

exams.

Urlich said she didn’t miss

the limelight.

“I quite like being normal.

I only ever started singing

because I just love it. The whole

fame side of it, I didn’t think

about that much and it always

felt a little bit uncomfortable for

me,” she said.

“I don’t need to have a high

profile to be happy. In fact, I

think the opposite is true for

me.”

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across the ditch since the early

1990s, she comes back to play

in New Zealand about five or

six times a year, usually with

Crummer, Harwood, O’Neill

and Shona Laing.

“It’s always very satisfying

going on stage with these

women,” Urlich said.

“I have known Annie and

Debbie for 30 years now and we

are still very good friends and

we love singing together.”

In spite of her long absence

from the recording studio,

Urlich does not rule out new

music in the future, especially

now her children are coming

to the end of their high school

years.

However, the music would

have to meet her own high

standards.

“I still love singing and performing,

but I guess with the

recording side of it, I haven’t felt

that I have the energy to make

it as amazing as I would like to

make it,” she said.

“I am never saying never but

it does take a lot of energy. I just

can’t put out anything that I

think is mediocre.”

•Selwyn Sounds will

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from 11.30am-8.30pm.

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between pick up points in

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and Lincoln Domain.

OUTSIDE THE SPOTLIGHT:

Margaret Urlich says she

doesn’t miss fame after her

18 year absence from the

recording studio but still

enjoys performing on stage. ​

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• By Caitlin Miles

THE CITY’S community board

members are about to go hi-tech.

As part of the city council’s

decision to go paperless to save

money, the 37 community board

members will receive 12-inch

iPad Pros and keyboard to keep

record of meeting times, reports

access agendas, information and

book appointments electroni-

ning

cally.

The iPads’ and keyboard cases

for all the board members cost

$51,171 – a saving of $38,829 on

what the city council spent last

year on production, delivery and

disposal costs of agendas and

other information.

The city council decided to go

paperless in the hopes of saving

ng

money, city councillors started

the trend late last year when they

were given electronic devices.

The Linwood-Central-

Heathcote Community Board

was set to be the first community

board to follow suit at its

meeting on Monday, but the

devices weren’t ready.

ites

City council governance

process lead, Matt Boult, said

the community boards will start

going paperless in March.

Councillor Yani Johanson

(right) said it’s a much

more efficient way to run

the meetings and spend

less money printing and

sending the agendas to

community board members.

The city council is offering full

training and ongoing support

to the board members to learn

how to use the iPads and how

to access information and

meetings.

However, Cr Johanson

said the city council

needs to be mindful

of community groups

and the pubic who do

not have access to the

agendas and information

online.

Mr Boult said paper copies of

agendas will still be produced for

members of the public attending

meetings who request one and

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Community boards go high-tech

NEW: Community board members will be given iPad Pros to use for agendas, during

meetings and to plan appointments. ​

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copies will be available libraries.

He said board members can

use the device for personal use,

as long as it isn’t “excessive”, at a

cost to the city council or used

by family and friends.

When city council

representatives leave Mr Boult

Tasty Bites

said they will have to return the

device, which will then be reused

by either their replacement

or within the city council.

Decision

looms over

heritage grant

• By Bridget Rutherford

DISCUSSIONS ON whether to

approve a heritage grant for the

Public Trust building will take

place behind closed doors today.

The category 2 historic building

on Oxford Tce was damaged

in the February 2011 earthquake,

however, Canterbury

deemed it repairable.

City councillors were to

discuss the approval for a

central city landmark heritage

grant for the building in the

public excluded section of their

meeting today. But they would

not talk about what was to be

discussed when asked by Star

Media.

Ben Gough’s business

Tailorspace owns the 1920s artdeco

building and had applied

to CERA twice to demolish it.

Both were denied. Last year,

it successfully applied to have

the building’s heritage status

removed in the Christchurch

Replacement District Plan.

Chief executive Brett Gamble

said it was still reviewing its

options for the building and site

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Taipari played his club league

for the Haswell Hornets and has

represented the South Island

Scorpions at under-15 and

under-17 level.

Scorpions coach Tai Arona

heaped praise on Taipari’s

knowledge of the game.

“He’s very intelligent and

always seemed to be a step ahead

of the play. If we had a game plan

that needed to be executed, he

was the guy to go to,” said Arona.

Taipari comes from a strong

league upbringing. His father,

Joseph Taipari senior, played

at centre for the Hornets in

the 1980s and represented

Canterbury.

The teenager has a bright future

of his own in league and has

also proven a star in other codes.

He’s previously represented

Canterbury and New Zealand in

touch, and has been compared

to Shaun Johnson who was also

a promising player in his teenage

years.

Taipari was also touted for big

things in last year’s first XV rugby

competition with CBHS before

SPORTS

League break

for young talent

a serious knee injury ruined his

season.

He played under-14 and 15

A rugby for the school before

concentrating on league for a

season. He then had a crack at

the first XV in 2016 and made a

huge impression on CBHS first

XV coach Mike Drury before the

season-ending injury late in the

preseason.

“He’s and incredible ball player,

he’s got a very complete game

and is a great stepper. He’s got

great pace and the skills to put his

outsides away,” said Drury.

Taipari isn’t the only

promising league player to turn

out for the school’s first XV.

Hornby Panthers second rower

Jordan Riki made a handful of

appearances for the team last year

and is expected to feature at No 8

this season. The year 13 student

recently won the under-16s player

of the year award at the New

Zealand Rugby League awards in

Auckland.

Taipari could get his first taste

of the junior competition on

Saturday when the Eels play the

Canterbury Bulldogs junior side.

HOME ADVANTAGE: The Riccarton Knights will look to go all the way on their home turf at

Saturday’s Crosbie Nines tournament.

Knights eye up nines

title on home turf

• By Gordon Findlater

THE RICCARTON Knights will

host the annual Crosbie Nines

tournament on Saturday.

Sixteen teams from around the

South Island will take part in the

popular day long tournament

which is made up of four pools of

four. The Papanui Tigers will be

out to retain their title but face

stiff competition from a number

of form teams.

The Linwood Keas will fancy

their chances after winning last

month’s inaugural Rolleston

Nines tournament. They

defeated the Halswell Hornets

in the tournament final and the

two clubs will meet again in pool

B in what is sure to be a heated

encounter.

The Knights will also fancy

their chances on home soil. They

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when they won the Queenstown

tournament back in November.

2015 champions the Aranui

Eagles will also be looking to

bounce back after missing out 12

months ago.

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10am on Saturday at Crosbie

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Sutherland returns from US

for Junior All Whites trial

• By Gordon Findlater

FORMER Burnside High

student Joash Sutherland

returned home from the

United States last month to

push his case for a spot in the

All Whites under-20 World

Cup squad.

Sutherland, 19, played for

both Burnside and FC Twenty

before leaving for Xavier University

in Cincinnati, Ohio, on

a scholarship midway through

2015.

The midfielder was home

over the Christmas period to

attend a New Zealand under-20

camp in Auckland.

He was the only Christchurch

player at January’s fourday

Junior All Whites camp.

He has his eyes set on this

year’s FIFA under-20 World

Cup in South Korea, which will

take place between May 20 and

June 11.

“It was a really good experience

for me and great to see

a lot of the lads there that I

haven’t seen in a while. All in

all, I think I played well and

worked hard. Obviously there

are a great group of boys there

so it’s going to be a competitive

selection to pick from,” said

Sutherland.

“I’m trying to stay reasonably

calm about the whole process.

Obviously to wear the fern

is something I’ve dreamed

for since I was little and has

definitely been one of my many

goals. I definitely think I’m capable

and at the standard to be

a part of the group, but it’s just

a matter of what the coaches

are looking for at the end of the

day.”

He has now returned to

Xavier University ahead of its

spring season, which begins in

March. After nearly two years

at college, Sutherland is becoming

acclimatised to the student

athlete environment.

“I’ve really enjoyed being

over here, meeting people and

studying. Being able to play

football every day at a good

level is something I am really

grateful for. Being a student

athlete is definitely challenging.

From having class in the morning

to going straight to training

for three hours and then to

have one or two more classes in

the afternoon is really full on,”

said Sutherland.

Life during the season is even

busier with the team often travelling

home from away games

on sleeping busses which travel

through the night.

Sutherland will find out

closer to May if he has made

the Junior All Whites World

Cup squad.

SPORTS

HOMECOMING: Joash Sutherland made the trip home

from Xavier University, Ohio, to take part in a four-day

Junior All Whites training camp. ​

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Science Snippets in the Library

Today, 3.30- 4.30pm

Science Alive! presents a free

after school science programme

in selected libraries across the

city. There will be fun science

activities and new interesting

topics each week. The educators

lead children through interactive

activities to stimulate interest in

science. The session is suitable

for children aged five-10.

Fendalton Library, cnr of

Jeffreys and Clyde Rds

Rooster Craft Activity

Wednesday

Go along to the library and

celebrate the Year of the Rooster

with a fun craft activity. Take

your pre-school children along

to learn how to make their own

colourful paper rooster to take

home.

Redwood Library, 339 Main

North Rd. Free entry

A Taste of Chinese

Traditional Games

Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm

As the Lunar New Year

celebrations continue go and try

some traditional Chinese games,

including Chinese shuttlecock

and how to use a Chinese yoyo.

Fendalton Library, cnr of

Jeffreys and Clyde Rd . Free entry

2017 Open Air Summer

Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of

Verona

Wednesday to February 18

For this year’s Summer

Shakespeare Festival, Top Dog

Theatre present another classic,

but lesser known Shakespeare

play, Two Gentlemen of

Verona. Take the chance to see

some classic theatre and enjoy

seeing the tale brought to life

in the peaceful setting of Mona

Vale. This year’s show is directed

by Anna Willows.

Mona Vale, Mona Vale Lane.

Tickets from $10

Christchurch Night Noodle

Markets

Wednesday -Sunday, 4-10pm

The Night Noodle Markets

are returning to the city with

the sights, sounds and tastes of

Asia you know and love. Expect

delicious street-style food,

exciting entertainment and the

hustle and bustle of an authentic

pop-up Asian Night Market in

North Hagley Park. There will

be a selection of the best Asian

street food on offer locally and

from afar. Be sure to check out

Madam Kwong’s dim sum, the

Asian fusion bites from Dragon’s

Den Street Kitchen, Zaffron

Thai Restaurant and Pot Sticker

Dumpling. Parking is restricted

and eftpos is preferred, but cash

will be accepted.

North Hagley Park, 14

Riccarton Ave. Free entry

Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Friday, 10.30am-noon

Join in the friendly craft corner

sessions at Linwood Library.

Take your knitting, crochet

or other craft project and be

social with other like-minded

crafty people. Learn some new

skills, help others and find some

creative ideas for a new project.

Beginners are welcome at the

craft group. Pick up some books

for your next craft project while

you’re there.

Papanui Library, 35 Langdons

Rd, corner of Langdons Rd and

Restell St. Free entry

SPECIAL STORIES: Fendalton Library is embracing the

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the celebrations. Today from 10.30am until 11am the library is

hosting bilingual stories and rhymes in English and Mandarin.

Learn more about Chinese culture with this event. Following

the stories there will be a craft activity, keeping within the

theme of the new year celebrations. This event is aimed at

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PLAY FOOTBALL

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Play Football with

Nomads 2017!

Registration Day, 2pm - 4pm 19th February 2017 at Tulett Park!

If you were confused about our front page photo last week, you have

every right to be. From today, Winters Rd will be closed between property

numbers 137 and 143 to make way for the Christchurch Northern Corridor

motorway. The closure is marked in red above. Last week we incorrectly

marked Queen Elizabeth 2 Dr. We apologise for the error.

Nomads United AFC members share

a genuine love of football! We provide

players with a quality, affordable club

football experience within a fun, friendly

environment. We encourage participation

and support all players’ regardless of age,

ability and gender. We have fantastic

clubroom facilities and grounds (with a

new sand pitch currently being installed

at Tulett Park in Harewood. Nomads has

a large membership with a strong junior

following and numerous successful teams

across all grades and divisions. Our club’s

player support and community atmosphere

is as big as our membership! Nomads has

a full time Football Development Officer

to assist players and coaches with ongoing

support and specialist training. We run

NZF Skills Centre programmes, Girls only

Training Hubs, One-on-One Coaching

opportunities and much more. With a great

pathway to the top of Canterbury football

(our First Team is in the MPL league) and

beyond, Nomads offer everything you want

in a club and more!

Please contact us on admin@nomadsafc.

org or 027 202 1574 for further information

or come and see us to our Registration

Day, 2pm - 4pm 19th February 2017 at

Tulett Park!

You can also register on line for the 2017

season at www.nomadsafc.org

Western AFC Football Club

Western AFC is a Football club based

in the St Albans, Mairehau area. We cater

for all ages and abilities from the 4 year

old attending first kicks for an hour or

so on a Saturday morning through to the

70 year old playing masters football on a

Saturday afternoon and the ladies playing

on Sunday mornings. The club committee

is committed to building up the numbers

in the junior section as this is where our

future stars come from.

We also need volunteers to assist with

coaching or managing teams so even if you

do not have a child involved with the club

but want to put something back to a game

you may have played in the past and feel

as though you could offer something then

we would be pleased to hear from you it

is very rewarding watching the young ones

improve. Please email Kali at westernafc@

gmail.com with any questions.

CHALLENGE: Canterbury University staff Diana Hinterleitner, Barbara

Albertson and Lawrence Teo have decided to get involved in the Aotearoa

Bike Challenge.

Organisations take up

cycle challenge

CHRISTCHURCH organisations are

taking on the rest of the country in a cycle

challenge.

The Aotearoa Bike Challenge has been

set up for the month to encourage organisations

to get staff on their cycles for 10

minutes a day.

Organisations sign up and earn points

for riding and recruiting new members.

Opus International Consultants’

Christchurch branch is currently in

first place in the 200-499 staff company

category, while three other local

businesses sit in the top five in the 50-199

staff category.

Ara Institute of Canterbury is second

in the more than 500 staff category, with

the city council sixth and Environment

Canterbury eighth.

City council major cycle route

programme manager Clarrie Pearce

said the challenge was an excellent way

for residents to try out cycling at a time

when the city was focused on building a

cycleway network.

“The council has joined this challenge

and we’re encouraging other work places

to get on board. We are so fortunate to

live in a predominantly flat city that is

just ideal for cycling, particularly as a

commute to work,” Mr Pearce said.

The challenge is focused on

participation, not distance clocked.

Canterbury University enrolment and

fees adviser Diana Hinterleitner was the

first university staff member to take up

the challenge. She was hoping its 1200

other staff would get on board too.

“I got involved because I like the idea of

an incentive to ride my bike to work,” Ms

Hinterleitner said.

The challenge runs until February 28.

play football

with

nomads 2017!

Offering you a quality, fun,

friendly, affordable football

experience!

Registration Day:

Who:

Junior, Youth & Senior players

When:

Sunday 19th February 2017

Time:

2pm – 4pm

Where:

Tulett Park, Claridges Road, Harewood

Or register online via our website

nomadsafc.org

For any enquiries please contact

us on admin@nomadsafc.org

or 027 202 1574

2017 Junior rEGiStrAtion inFo

All registrations must be

completed online.

Players who registered last season

should have received an e-mail with

details about 2017 registration process.

2017 SubScriptionS

First Kicks (4 to 6 year olds) $50

7th grade to 13th grade $120

Please note these subs include

a club bag.

New players to the club will need

to contact Kali by e-mail

westernafc@gmail.com to obtain

registration details

Parklands United sPorts ClUb

Football Info Dates 2017

Saturday Feb 11th 10am to 12.30pm

Sunday Feb 12th 11am to 1.30pm

Football for all ages

First Kicks (4-6 yr olds)

Fun Football (7 & 8 yr olds)

All junior mixed grades

Senior Football from Div 8 to CCL Reserves

& CCL Masters and Over 45’s

Football for Females

including 10th, 11th, 13th & 15th Grades,

Women’s PDL and Women’s Premier League

Contact for more info:

parklandsfootball@gmail.com

All registrations are now done online at

www.parklandsunited.co.nz


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PLAY FOOTBALL

Mainland Football

Make 2017 the year you GET IN to

football. Make new friends, learn new skills,

or even begin your pathway to becoming

the next All White or Football Fern.

Christchurch has over 20 football clubs

catering for every level of football, for boys,

girls, and mixed teams, for the serious or

social player. And our clubs are registering

players now for the upcoming winter

season.

Coaching and referring also offer great

pathways. You may just want to give back

to the sport or aspire to be a professional

coach or referee, with the right support and

education you can realise your potential.

Whatever your ability or your passion

football has something for you.

Futsal - our 5-a-side indoor variation

of the game - continues to grow and the

Mainland Federation is developing players

all the way from primary school to the

national teams.

Visit mainlandfootball.co.nz to find

your local club or competition, and GET

IN to football.

Welcome to the 2017 football season

Hornby Women’s AFC

Hornby Womens AFC is a women’s only

club and has been in Christchurch for over

25 years. We are a family orientated club

with many children on the side lines each

Sunday. We train at Prebbleton domain

Wednesday nights 6-7.30 with games on

Sunday mornings. We are a small, close

knit club that focuses on playing to win

and having a great time. We welcome new

players who are willing to give football a go

or the seasoned veteran looking to get back

Burwood

AFC

Burwood AFC is a progressive club with

Junior and Senior teams.

We expect to have 3 Senior teams, with

our Senior A team in the Canterbury

Championship League.

Burwood supports the Whole of Football

framework initiated by NZ Football and

run by Mainland Football.

This concept works for our First Kicks

(4-6 years) and the 7-8 year olds (Fun

Football).

Both these grades are run In-house with

the help of Mainland Football and other

clubs.

Registration is now online, for

more information see our website

www.burwoodafc.co.nz.

We train at Prebbleton domain

Wednesday nights 6-7.30 with

games on Sunday mornings.

into the game, our players vary in age from

20 to 50 so everyone is invited to play for

Hornby Womens AFC. Subs are $200 with

fundraising participant encouraged as we

all reap the benefits.

Be part of the Christchurch

United dream

Christchurch United FC is the most

successful football club in Canterbury

and is making great strides to once again

become the most famous football brand in

the country.

Since its formation in 1970 Christchurch

United captains have lifted six National

League trophies (1973, 1975, 1978, 1987,

1988, 1991) and six Chatham Cups (1972,

1975, 1976, 1989 and 1991).

Christchurch United has recently joined

forces with the acclaimed Christchurch

Football Academy programme and the

merged entity will be mainly based at the

world-class Christchurch Football Centre

on Yaldhurst Road, as well as the historic

home at Spreydon Domain.

The state-of-the art artificial pitches,

top quality natural pitches, fit-for-purpose

floodlights, 500-seat grandstand will soon

be flanked by new offices, changing rooms

and a café that will create the

best football environment

for players, parents and

supporters, all seasons and all

weather, 12 months a year.

Christchurch United FC

is proud to be one of the

few clubs in the country

with three internationallylicenced

elite coaches with

extensive pedigree in youth

development.

They will provide a huge

variety of programmes, from

intensive elite Academy

in Spreydon, from First Kicks to Masters

Our professional coaches will personally

deliver the curriculum but also run a

the skills and qualifications of the club’s

Christchurch United FC has set itself

world-class football experience, both on

and off the pitch, from our elite players,

our toddlers to the grey-haired weekend

www.cufc.co.nz for the 2017 season or

come to visit our facility to see what is

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At the clubrooms, Clare Park,

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Sunday 12th February 10.00am - 12.00pm

Monday 13th February 6.30pm - 8.00pm

New Junior players, we need to sight proof

of age (birth certificate, passport or

Plunket book)

For more details on registration and

subscriptions see our website

www.burwoodafc.co.nz

JUNIOR COACHES REQUIRED

Please fontact the Secretary

Mark Tolchard - 385 0098

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We train on Wed night

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Enquiries to Kelly 027 224 1926

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SENIOR LIVING

Take a trip with

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as people ask for them.

Brenda checks out all

accommodation before

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Many clients now have

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We gather together for breakfast at

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I organise incredible trips at incredible

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Visit Aspire Canterbury’s shop at 314

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The programme is designed to move

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Participants experience clear progression

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“More than 80 per cent of New Zealanders

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HANDBAG Genuine

Guess Leilani box bag -

CR240831 sand/neutral

colour, sz 42cm long x

22cm high, excellent

condition only $160 ono

ph 020 444 4204

Gardening

& Supplies

A GARDEN OR

LANDSCAPING TIDY

UP? Shrub, hedge &

tree pruning, Lawns,

Gardening, consistently

reliable general property

upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10

yrs experience, One off

tidy ups or on-going

service. Nick’s Property

Maintenance. Keeping

your garden beautiful.

Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

DELIVERY

PEOPLE

The Star requires

delivery personnel

in all areas of

Christchurch.

The work involves

door-to-door

delivery of The Star

newspaper.

Please call

Leanne Lucas 364-7451 or

Mark Coulthard 364 7453

email: deliveries@starmedia.kiwi

Holiday

Accommodation

QUEENSLAND SUN-

SHINE COAST AUSTRA-

LIA Resort, Ocean Views,

Balconies, Self Contained,

1 or 2 B/R Ensuite,

Heated Pool, Spa, Sauna,

Free Internet, Shops,

Restaurants, Tennis, Surf

Club & Patrolled Beach,

Public Transport at door.

Ask for our SEASONAL

SPECIALS. Phone 61 7

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

www.mandolin.com.au

Jewellery

WATCHES Ladies

Versace, Gucci & Calvin

Klein, brand new in boxes,

bracelet design excellent

price $99.95 each, plse ph

ChCh 020 444-4204

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.

To Let

RENT NEED MORE ME!

SPACE?

NO BOND THIS MONTH

Ideal as an extra

bedroom or office.

Three convenient sizes

from $70 p/w:

Standard 3.6m x 2.4m

Large 4.2m x 2.4m

Extra-large 4.8m x 2.4m

Visit our display cabins at

470 Cranford Street or call

0211277227 for a free brochure

www.justcabins.co.nz

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

Tours

Rexellent

Rentals

Cars, Vans, Brisbane, Coolangatta

FREE CALL

0800 601 508

e: rexellent@bigpond.com

MUMS & DADS

Would you like your children to

exercise more and earn some money?

WANTED

Trades & Services

Appliance Sales & Service

388 4780

Appliance Services

14 Brighton Mall, New Brighton

BLOCKED

DRAINS?

• VIDEO INSPECTION

• WATERBLASTING

• LIQUID WASTE

PH: 03 365 7960

24 hours // 7 days

info@h20jet.co.nz

www.h20jet.co.nz

& 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

• 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

PAINTING &

WALLPAPERING

• Satisfaction

guaranteed

• Over 30 years

experience

• Reliable &

honest

Please call

Ray Martin Ltd

021 770 551

or 359 5520

r.martin@globe.net.nz

TV AERIAL

SATELLITE

TECHNOLOGY

Household and

Motorhomes. Supply

and install TV aerials,

satellite dishes,

decoders (12/240v),

TV Wall Mounts, extra

outlets, TV, DVD,

Portable satellite kits,

Ph 022 081 0928

www.sattech.co.nz

Trades & Services

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

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

PAINTER

Michael Kelly Painters

Locally owned and

operated family

business.

25+ years Experience

• Painting • Wallpapering

• Interior • Exterior

Free Quotes

AAA CArpentry

licensed builder

practitioner all property DRIVEWAYS

maintenance small job Replace, repair or new.

expert by tradesman / We are a local company

handyman free quotes city with over 10 yrs exp.

wide call now 03 387-

0770 or 027 245 5226

ciey@xtra.co.nz

BUILDer

For all building work

but specialist in bathroom

renovations, 30 yrs

We also operate a

digger for all other

earthworks.

Ph. R.M. Solutions

021 02866981

for a free quote.

experience, with service

and integrity. Free Quotes. eLeCtrICIAn

Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or REGISTERED for all

0274 367-067.

electrical installations &

BUILDer LICenSeD repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or

available for all aspects of 021 026 73375

building. Please call 027

241-7471 or 335-0265 eLeCtrICIAn

REGISTERED for all

CArpenter

your electrical needs,

HANDYMAN - Small

reliable & friendly, oven

Job Specialists, Carpentry,

repairs done, free quotes,

Repairs, Decking &

ph 027 333 3768 or 03

Maintenance, 40 years

390 0221 www.jme.co.nz

experience, no job too

small, Ph Warren 03 322-

eLeCtrICIAn

1103 or 027 697-8541

Rewire specialists. Some

CArrIer LoCAL old wiring, some new,

experienced, friendly, get a free appraisal and

trade-me purchases, single quote. Switch boards, LED

items to truck loads, lighting, garages, spas you

furniture to whatever, name it we do it. Give the

removals & trade boys at Turned On a ring,

deliveries a specialty. Ph

GEH 341-5069

phone Muzza 022 6177-

275

CArrIer LoCAL

experienced, friendly, FenCe pAIntIng

trade-me purchases, single Staining Quality at a

items to truck loads, reasonable price. Free

furniture to whatever, quotes. Phone Warren

removals & trade today on 980-1676 or 027

deliveries a specialty. Ph 2014713

GEH 341-5069

FUrnItUre reMoVALS

**************** Large Trucks $95 +

CArpet & VInyL GST per hour 7 day NZ

Laying. Repairs, uplifting, wide, packing & moving,

relaying, restretching. Professional Company,

Email jflattery@xtra. Professional Service.

co.nz, ph 0800 003 181 or Canterbury Relocations

027 2407416

Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313

Phone

Michael 0212 649 492

michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

HAnDyMAn

Silver Threads. A

bunch of nice friendly

mature tradies, builders,

electricians, painters,

landscapers, section

tidying. Ring for a free

quote 022 140-7852

LAnDSCApIng

Mini Digger hire for

drainage & section

development. Ph Silver

Threads 022 140 7852

LAWNMOWING

• Small lawns

from $10

• Fast Professional

Service

Phone Mark

022 307 7176

LeD / DoWnLIgHt

replacement. Huge new

year special, get those

troublesome downlights

replaced wih modern LED

lights from $38 + GST

inclusive. Ring the boys at

Turned On for free advice

& quotes. Call Muzza 022

6177 275

oVen CLeAnIng

Professional cleans

$50.00. Gift Vouchers

avail. Phone 0800 683-

6253 or 027 228-0025

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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Tuesday February 7 2017

NOR’WEST NEWS

Classifieds Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Entertainment

OPEN AIR SUMMER SHAKESPEARE

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SHAKESPEARE

MONA VALE

WED FEB 8TH - SAT FEB 18TH

6PM NIGHTLY, + 2PM SATURDAY MATINEES

THE COURT THEATRE BOX OFFICE: 963 0870

Thanks to our principal sponsor:

Cafe open from 11am

TAB & Gaming

Function Facilities

HOUSIE

Tuesday, Thursday,

Saturday

SHUTTLE

Tuesday - Saturday

WHAT’S ON

THIS SATURDAY

7pm Whitfords Bar

BOBBY BROWN

Open 7 Days from 5.30pm

TUESDAY 14th FEB

Valentines Day

2 COURSE SPECIAL

WHITFORD’S RESTAURANT

$30

pp

WEDNESDAYS

RETRO ROAST

LUNCH

12PM-1.30PM

$10 Members / $12 Non

Trades & Services

PAINTER AvAIlAblE

All aspects in painting.

Very competitive in roofs

and fences. Please call 027

241-7471 or 335-0265

PAINTING

& PLASTERING.

Excellent finish. Domestic

& Commercial. Ph Chris

027 223 8542

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

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

RUbbISH REMOvAl

From Kleensacks to truck

loads, the messier th better.

Trees, flat clean ups. Call

Silver Threads 022 1407-

852

SPOUTING ClEANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out. Also Full Handyman

Services Available. Call

Trevor 332 8949 or 021

043-2034

Trades & Services

TIlER

For all your tiling

needs, new, existing &

replacement of tiles, free

quotes, ph Jared 021 023

58414

TIlER/CARPENTER

35 years exp, no job

too small. Ph Ross 027

4311440.

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

ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

Trades & Services

UPHOlSTERER

Dining Chairs, Lounge

suites, Caravan Squabs

etc. recovered. Free

Quotes. Phone Graeme

383-1448

vHS vIDEO TAPES

& all camera tapes

converted to DVD, video

taping 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

Tuition

PILATES Beginner &

Intermediate classes,

Tuesday & Wednesday

nights. Fendalton Croquet

Club, Makora Street.

Phone Julie 351-2100

Phone for further details

(03) 379 1100

Vehicles Wanted

VEHICLES

ANY CONDITION

WANTED

FOR CASH

$ $ $

Ph 347 9354 or

027 476 2404

CARS Wanted. Fair

prices paid, quick and

easy process, money paid

directly into your bank

account, friendly local

service, call Tim Koller ph

03 390 1717

valuemycar.co.nz

Wanted To Buy

CASH FOR

STAMPS

Do you have an Old

Stamp Collection

tucked away

somewhere?

It could be worth

a fortune!

We are currently buying

old collections and can

come to you for larger

collections or if you are

unable to come in.

Call Matt Power

0800 239 325

The Stamp Exchange

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

BOOKS Old wanted,

anything considered,

including hunting,

mountaineering, fishing &

childrens, ph 03 354-1621

TOOLS Garden,

garage, woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

www.newbrightonclub.co.nz

GREAT

DINING

- downstairs -

ClubBISTRO

Open Tuesday to Saturday

12pm-2pm and from 5pm

Midweek $10

SPECIAL ROAST

Available Tuesday,

Wednesday, & Thursday

TUESDAYS &

THURSDAYS

Members Lucky

Card Draw

TAB POD

GAMING ROOM

FUNCTION ROOMS

SHUTTLE RUNNING

Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat

SUNDAY

26th February

ALL YOU

CAN EAT

BUFFET

$25

BOOK NOW!

PIERVIEW RESTAURANT

GREAT

DINING

- upstairs -

PIERVIEW

Restaurant

Quality a la carte

with a view!

Open from 5.30pm

FRIDAY, SATURDAY

& SUNDAY

FRIDAY SPECIAL:

SIRLOIN STEAK

or

CHICKEN BREAST

WITH JACKET POTATO

& SALAD BAR

$22!

SUNDAY SPECIAL:

3 courses

$25

NOW OPEN FOR

SUNDAY

BRUNCH

By the Seaside!

10.30am-2.30pm

202 Marine Parade

Ph 388-9416

Members, guests and affiliates welcome

H ORNBY

WORKINGMEN’S

CLUB

«WHAT'S ON«

8PM

SATURDAY 11 FEB

BARROSS

THE C-BAY BAND

4.30PM

Saturday 11th February,

7.30pm

Door sales $45 or from

www.DASHTICKETS.co.nz

Corporate Tables Available, ph 022 329 9624

For more details phone 021 223 4002

Club

CAFE

OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER

Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

Hornby WMC

17 Carmen Rd, Hornby

Phone 03 349 9026

www.hornbyworkingmensclub.co.nz

Members, guests & affiliates welcome


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RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

Kid's SPECIAL

Two courses

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$10

We are family friendly. Great Kids menu plus designated play area.

Soup/Roast or

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Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

$20

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day with us

We are open from 6.30am

Cooked

breakfasts

$18

Check out our extensive

breakfast menu from

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COMPUTING FOR FREE

Free qualification builds digital confidence

The New Zealand Certificate in Computing Level 3

(Intermediate User) has been developed to equip

students with the digital skills expected in today’s

workforce.

Ara Computing for Free Academic Team Leader Des

Hoogervorst says that learning how to use digital

technology and operate online is now a necessity.

“Technology, the workforce and education are

evolving. Through this new programme, we work

with students to build their confidence with

technology step-by-step. Then we show them how

they can use it to discover information and come up

with solutions.”

The certificate introduces students to the types of

tools commonly used in a business environment.

Students can then apply this knowledge to the

specific tools used in their workplace and adapt to

new ones as technology advances.

One of the advantages about studying through

Computing for Free is the community that students

become part of. The Level 3 certificate includes an

online forum where students can share their insights

as they progress through the course.

“This experience will enable students to have

confident conversations in a digital work

environment. By interacting with people from

different industries and backgrounds, students will

also learn more about the digital business world.”

The qualification covers fundamental digital skills,

such as the use of different mobile devices and how

to connect these to WiFi and Bluetooth.

Students will explore the privacy and security

implications of different types of filing systems and

file sharing software, including cloud-based storage.

Experiencing tools such as Microsoft Office, online

presentations, basic HTML editing suites and social

media will give students a wide understanding of

the digital activities carried out in most businesses.

The programme has no fees, is self-paced and

flexible. Students can start at any time of the year

and can choose to study from home or at one of the

Ara Computing for Free locations in Christchurch or

Timaru. Enrolments are open now.

Computing for Free focuses on digital skills

Ara Institute of Canterbury is preparing students

to operate in the digital workplace through

Computing for Free. New qualifications are being

introduced this year, with a focus on digital literacy.

Computing for Free Manager Peter Nock says that

the new qualifications reflect today’s digital business

environment. They are delivered primarily online and

encourage digital collaboration and problem solving.

The New Zealand Certificate in Computing Level 3

(Intermediate User) is open for enrolment now and

equips students with the knowledge to use a broad

range of technology to their advantage.

“Rather than just teaching students to use specific

software well, this qualification encourages them to

become independent thinkers. They will learn to use

technology to problem solve and come up with their

own solutions, instead of relying on a textbook or

their tutor.”

While some familiarity with computing is needed

to get started, beginners can complete some of

Computing for Free’s non-assessed courses as

a stepping-stone to build their basic skills and

confidence first.

“It doesn’t matter what level of knowledge you have,

just come in and talk to us and we can come up with

a pathway to suit you. We’re here to support you to

fill in the gaps.”

With 90% of the course content delivered online,

the Level 3 qualification is highly flexible. Students

can fit study in around their work and family

commitments, and progress at their own pace.

They can choose to study from home, the office,

or at one of our Computing for Free locations in

Christchurch or Timaru.

A Level 4 qualification will also be introduced in

2017 for people who want to further their skills.

The New Zealand Certificate in Computing Level 4

(Advanced User) will give students the expertise

to analyse more complex data and become more

efficient at doing business using technology.

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

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


COMPUTING FOR FREE

At a glance

FREE AND LOW-COST COURSES

For free or a small fee, our courses can lead to skills and

qualifications for employment and self-employment.

FLEXIBLE HOURS

Our courses are available during the day,

some evenings and on Saturdays.

COMPUTING, BUSINESS

& JOB HUNTING COURSES

We offer computing courses ranging from Computing Basics

through to the New Zealand Certificate in Computing Level

4 (coming soon), plus courses in Photoshop, web design,

digital communications and more. Business courses include

MYOB payroll and advanced Excel.

STUDY LOCALLY

With handy locations in Bishopdale, Hornby,

New Brighton, Rangiora, Christchurch City

Centre, Ashburton. Timaru and Oamaru,

there’s an Ara hub near you.

STUDY AT YOUR OWN PACE

Our courses are designed so you can study at your own pace,

when it suits you.

FRIENDLY, SUPPORTIVE TUTORS

Our tutors and staff are friendly, experienced,

supportive and encouraging.

Fast Facts

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

upskill and enhance your employment opportunities, or you

have advanced skills and want to improve your productivity

within a business, Computing For Free offers flexible courses

to suit you and your busy schedule.

FREE SHORT COURSES:

• Access for Beginners

• Access Enhanced

• Computing Basics

• Computing Basics DT

• Excel for Beginners

• Excel Enhanced

• Keyboarding for Beginners

• Powerpoint for Beginners

• Publisher for Beginners

• Web Design for Beginners

• Word for Beginners

• Word Enhanced

PLUS:

• Job seeking and accounting programmes

• New Zealand Certificate in Computing Level 3

• COMING SOON

New Zealand Certificate in Computing

Level 4

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

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

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


LEARN LOCALLY

Learn at one of our eight handy locations around Canterbury

Ara New Brighton Corner Hawke Street and Shaw Avenue - Christchurch

Ara City City Campus, Madras Street - Christchurch

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

Ara Bishopdale Bishopdale Mall, Harewood Road - Christchurch

Ara Rangiora 14 Ashley Street - Rangiora

Ara Ashburton Ashburton Campus - 37 Alford Forest Road, Allenton, Ashburton

Ara Timaru Timaru Campus - 32 Arthur St - Timaru

Ara Oamaru Oamaru Campus - 44 Humber Street, Oamaru

ara.ac.nz

KNOWLEDGE AT WORK

CHRISTCHURCH | ASHBURTON | TIMARU | OAMARU | ONLINE


COMPUTING FOR FREE

5 essential skills for the digital workplace

The skill-set for anyone who works in an office environment has changed dramatically in the past 10 years and it continues to

change at a rapid pace. Ara Head of Computing Dr Nathan Rountree identifies the essential skills people need to thrive in the

digital workplace.

ESSENTIAL SKILL #1:

ADAPTABILITY TO A RANGE

OF DIGITAL TOOLS

General digital confidence and competence is now

essential for employment and career progression.

Gone are the days of just training to use select

computer programs, instead people need to be able

to find and use the right digital tools to complete a

variety of tasks.

ESSENTIAL SKILL #2:

IT COMMUNICATION

People need to understand enough about IT to

communicate effectively with IT support in their

organisation, or as part of running their own

small business. An increased knowledge of the IT

environment results in better communication, better

functioning of teams and better business results.

ESSENTIAL SKILL #3:

ELECTRONIC FILING CAPABILITY

It is now an expectation that all staff in an

organisation, from business administrators to

managers, can make decisions about file storage.

Everyone needs to have the ability to organise an

electronic filing system that many other people are

going to use, with differing levels of access.

ESSENTIAL SKILL #4:

UNDERSTANDING TECHNOLOGY

FOR BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT

There are now endless digital tools that can help us do

better, faster and more efficient business. It’s important

that people are aware of how new technologies can be

used to benefit them and their organisation.

ESSENTIAL SKILL #5:

KNOWING HOW TO MAKE SENSE

OF DATA

Today almost all organisations are using data

to make better decisions and there is a strong

expectation that everyone in a business can look at,

process and understand data. The most common

way data is presented is in a spreadsheet and these

have to be read by people who understand both

data and spreadsheets.

Computing For Free can help support you in acquiring these skills so you can be more effective in the workplace.

ara.ac.nz

KNOWLEDGE AT WORK

CHRISTCHURCH | ASHBURTON | TIMARU | OAMARU | ONLINE

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