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Hot pools may not use sea water<br />

• By Sarla Donovan<br />

THE MULTI-MILLION dollar<br />

New Brighton hot salt water<br />

pools might not use sea water.<br />

Instead, the pools could be<br />

filled with freshwater, says the<br />

group behind the project.<br />

Development Christchurch<br />

says while the intention is still<br />

to use salt water, they are unable<br />

to say whether<br />

this would come<br />

from the ocean,<br />

or whether salt<br />

would be added to<br />

freshwater.<br />

David East<br />

Rob Hall<br />

In December, the<br />

city council agreed<br />

to fund a further<br />

$11 million for the<br />

development of a<br />

new play area and<br />

hot pools project,<br />

subject to funding<br />

approval through<br />

this year’s Annual<br />

Plan process.<br />

Development<br />

Christchurch<br />

is leading the project’s<br />

construction.<br />

Development Christchurch<br />

chief executive Rob Hall said<br />

yesterday that a decision on what<br />

water they would use wouldn’t be<br />

made until after the Annual Plan<br />

approval in June.<br />

However, Coastal-Burwood<br />

Community Board member Tim<br />

Baker said the public had been<br />

misinformed about the pools.<br />

He criticised Development<br />

Christchurch for continuing to<br />

call it the “hot salt water pools<br />

project.”<br />

They were essentially “big spa<br />

pools,” which he said was a less<br />

attractive proposition than salt<br />

water.<br />

Mr Hall said he didn’t think<br />

they had been deceiving the<br />

public by continuing to call them<br />

“hot salt water pools,” saying<br />

the original concept was for hot<br />

salt water and that was still the<br />

intention.<br />

In an email earlier this month<br />

to Tim Baker, Mr Hall said his<br />

gut feeling was that salt water<br />

wouldn’t be used.<br />

“We certainly won’t be using<br />

salt water from the ocean. [The]<br />

question still remains, do we put<br />

some salt in?”<br />

When asked about the email,<br />

Mr Hall said he was referring to<br />

the whale pool and playground<br />

development, not the hot pools.<br />

Coastal Ward city councillor<br />

David East said he would be<br />

“most unsupportive” of any shift<br />

away from salt water.<br />

The pools had been promoted<br />

as an asset for the regional area<br />

and salt water was the main<br />

drawcard.<br />

He couldn’t see any reason why<br />

they would use anything else in<br />

the pools.<br />

Community board member<br />

Linda Stewart said she wanted a<br />

facility which did justice to the<br />

site’s proximity to the beach and<br />

having salt water was a part of<br />

that.<br />

Strategic Urban Rejuvenation<br />

Force spokesperson Lesley Fulton<br />

said people would be keener<br />

on salt water pools and, if they<br />

weren’t using salt water, “they<br />

might need to be renamed.”<br />

POOL PROJECT: An artist’s<br />

impression of what the<br />

planned hot salt water pools<br />

in New Brighton would look<br />

like. The pools may not be<br />

filled with salt water from the<br />

ocean.<br />

UPGRADE: The whale pool at<br />

New Brighton will be heated<br />

as part of a planned upgrade,<br />

but it will be unlikely to use<br />

salt water.<br />

However, she wanted the pools<br />

to go ahead whether they used<br />

salt water or not.<br />

South Brighton resident Donna<br />

Dimond said while salt water<br />

would be more pleasing given<br />

the location, she was happy to<br />

see any development that would<br />

enhance the area and attract<br />

more visitors and businesses, “be<br />

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FROM<br />

THE<br />

EDITOR’S<br />

DESK News.......................................3, 7<br />

The hot salt water pools project<br />

has been widely touted as the<br />

project that will reinject New<br />

Brighton, turning it back into a<br />

busy hub.<br />

And ever since the day dot, it<br />

has always been referred to as the<br />

hot salt water pools.<br />

It therefore comes as a bit of a<br />

surprise that they may not to be<br />

filled with sea water (page 1).<br />

Say what now, I hear you say?<br />

Turns out, that the plan may be<br />

freshwater and add some salt in.<br />

It is all to do with the multi-use<br />

of the planned facility, with water<br />

play items, that it may not all<br />

mesh together.<br />

So does it really matter whether<br />

they use sea water? Storm in<br />

a teacup? Tell us what you think<br />

by emailing our reporter sarla.<br />

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Memorial panels next month<br />

Installation to take<br />

place after Anzac Day<br />

• By Sarla Donovan<br />

PANELS TO protect the the New<br />

Brighton War Memorial will be<br />

installed after Anzac Day.<br />

Questions were raised by residents<br />

after the Woolston Borough Monument<br />

panels were covered in graffiti<br />

less than three weeks after they were<br />

installed.<br />

There have been suggestions that<br />

a railing fence be placed around the<br />

memorial instead of panels, as it<br />

would be less inviting for vandals.<br />

But city council head of parks,<br />

Andrew Rutledge, said it took less<br />

than an hour to remove the graffiti.<br />

The cost was $60 for the materials<br />

and four hours labour.<br />

He said railings would obstruct<br />

the view of the memorial more than<br />

the panels. “There is also potential<br />

that if tagged, the overspray of paint<br />

through the fence might reach the<br />

stone of the war memorial behind.”<br />

New Brighton RSA executive<br />

manager Garry House said he was<br />

still in favour of the panels, so long<br />

as they could be easily cleaned and<br />

the memorial wasn’t affected.<br />

He was looking forward to them<br />

going up.<br />

PROTECTED:<br />

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War Memorial<br />

will soon be<br />

protected by<br />

clear panels<br />

similar to<br />

those which<br />

have saved<br />

the Woolston<br />

Borough<br />

Monument from<br />

recent tagging.<br />

Inset –<br />

Garry House<br />

In Brief<br />

ANNUAL PLAN<br />

The public can give their feedback<br />

on the city council annual plan in<br />

two informal forums held by the<br />

Coastal-Burwood Community<br />

Board. The drop-in sessions will be<br />

held on <strong>March</strong> 29 and April 3 and<br />

are an opportunity for people to<br />

engage in informal feedback and<br />

discussion with board members.<br />

The sessions will be held in the<br />

community board boardroom,<br />

corner of Beresford and Union Sts,<br />

New Brighton, 5.30-6.30pm.<br />

BOARDWALK COST<br />

The full cost of removing and<br />

replacing the damaged boardwalk<br />

along the Avon-Heathcote Estuary<br />

is expected to be known by May 1.<br />

The Coastal-Burwood Community<br />

Board is expecting a report from<br />

the city council. The council has<br />

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Gizmo, an 11 year old Ginger tabby<br />

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hindleg lameness. He wasn’t placing<br />

any weight on the leg and seemed<br />

in a lot of pain. Catherine suspected<br />

a femoral fracture due to his leg<br />

swinging and the obvious angulation<br />

mid femur. No other injuries were<br />

seen. He had normal neurological<br />

function. All his nails were scuffed and<br />

worn. Most often we see these injuries<br />

with road traffic accidents. Blood work<br />

the previous week was great.<br />

Catherine performed a digital xray to<br />

confirm her suspicions and Gizmo was<br />

immediately placed on intravenous<br />

fluids with pain relief ( a fentanyl CRI)<br />

and started on penicillin. A transverse<br />

femoral fracture located proximal third<br />

femur was diagnosed. His diaphragm<br />

was intact, as was his bladder and all<br />

his other abdominal organs looked<br />

fine. Surgery to repair the fracture or<br />

amputation were the only options<br />

available. This fracture couldn’t be<br />

left to just heal on its own. The clients<br />

were informed of the options – a<br />

referral to a specialist orthopaedic<br />

surgeon to plate the femur or IM<br />

pinning and cerclage wire performed<br />

at McMaster & Heap Vet practice.<br />

We repeated blood work to make<br />

sure Gizmo was still in good health to<br />

sustain an anaesthetic. The IM pinning<br />

option was adopted. His ongoing<br />

arthritic issues would have made<br />

losing a hindleg difficult for him to<br />

cope with, especially at 11 years old.<br />

Dr Michele McMaster performed the<br />

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being admitted. It is important<br />

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signs were excellent. I placed a<br />

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reduce the fracture and align the<br />

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A single cerclage<br />

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<strong>Post</strong> operative xrays<br />

confirmed perfect<br />

placement. Now the<br />

rest is up to Gizmo.<br />

Gizmo was discharged<br />

3 days later able to stand and get<br />

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and with the surgical site looking<br />

great. He was starting to place the<br />

paw when he left here. He will be in a<br />

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immobility as possible for fracture<br />

healing. I will remove the pin in about<br />

6-8 weeks once the fracture site has<br />

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• By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk<br />

Management Officer<br />

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people have had the misfortune of having<br />

the Fire Service called to their house<br />

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At one in Hoon Hay recently,<br />

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There’s got to be a sinking feeling when<br />

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I know it’s easy to forget and, in<br />

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Shirley. She obviously, and fortunately,<br />

had her phone with her and had the<br />

presence of mind to call 111.<br />

This wasn’t a fire. It was a call for<br />

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the St Albans crew.<br />

Finally, you know the stainless steel or<br />

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However, getting their finger out is<br />

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Call for more collaboration between educators<br />

Linwood College<br />

principal Richard<br />

Edmundson<br />

writes about<br />

connecting<br />

early childhood,<br />

primary,<br />

secondary and tertiary<br />

education providers to<br />

create better outcomes for<br />

students<br />

Should we be optimistic about<br />

New Zealand education?<br />

The answer to this question is a<br />

resounding yes. Does this mean<br />

that everything is completely<br />

rosy? Of course not.<br />

An emerging possibility is the<br />

concerning irony that the legal<br />

requirement for schools to report<br />

publicly on children’s achievement<br />

through national standards<br />

and NCEA may in fact be<br />

harming educational progress,<br />

the precise opposite of what<br />

this originally well-intentioned<br />

policy meant to achieve.<br />

But there is an educationally<br />

bright light emerging in the form<br />

of Communities of Learning.<br />

COLs are about schools working<br />

together to ensure all children<br />

can achieve their potential. It is<br />

collaboration rather than artificial<br />

competition.<br />

‘It takes a village to educate<br />

a child’ comes to mind here.<br />

This is not just between schools<br />

within one sector – such as<br />

neighbouring primary schools –<br />

but across sectors.<br />

Linwood College is in the Tamai<br />

COL, working with six other<br />

schools in Linwood-Woolston, as<br />

well as early childhood centres<br />

and tertiary organisations.<br />

We have always known that<br />

too many students find moving<br />

from primary to secondary<br />

school difficult and experience<br />

the “transition dip.” Likewise,<br />

transitions from early childhood<br />

to primary, and from secondary<br />

to tertiary and the workplace,<br />

do not go as seamlessly as they<br />

should for too many students<br />

FUTURE FOCUS: Linwood<br />

College principal Richard<br />

Edmundson wants more<br />

information shared between<br />

education providers.<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

and their families.<br />

Successful COLs focus on seeing<br />

the whole person and create<br />

age-appropriate pathways.<br />

This means the school, students<br />

and families know what<br />

successful learning skills the<br />

students already have and come<br />

into the new school with, and<br />

they deliberately build on these<br />

successes. It means teachers<br />

across the COL working together<br />

and sharing information wisely.<br />

This is not rocket science, but<br />

amazingly it has not been a priority<br />

in New Zealand education<br />

since 1990 and the tomorrow’s<br />

schools legislation.<br />

Thankfully, we are now waking<br />

up to the power of collaboration.<br />

We said:<br />

We said:<br />

The Pages Rd footpath<br />

repairs could be delayed<br />

for several more years<br />

You said:<br />

The South Brighton<br />

Residents Association is<br />

frustrated with the city<br />

council’s response to<br />

questions over earthquake<br />

donations<br />

Colin Houston – Last year,<br />

Mayor Lianne Dalziel promised<br />

to make the repair of footpaths in<br />

the east a top priority. Now, many<br />

months later, there appears to be<br />

no political will to do anything<br />

of the sort. Many streets still have<br />

dangerous footpaths, especially<br />

for the elderly.<br />

It’s time the city council appoints<br />

a “man with a clipboard”<br />

to take note of all hazardous footpaths<br />

and then, systematically,<br />

get these fixed.<br />

The city council has no trouble<br />

stumping up with $25,000 to<br />

put protective covers around the<br />

New Brighton War Memorial, yet<br />

it allocates just a miserly $30,000<br />

for the repair of footpaths in<br />

Pages Rd.<br />

Claire Lawrie – It made my<br />

eyes water in disbelief that city<br />

council could leave this in such<br />

a disgraceful condition. I expect<br />

them to fix this up, whatever it<br />

costs. I don’t think it would pass<br />

the health and safety test.<br />

Jon Tater – They should repair<br />

the footpath asap. The Pages<br />

Rd footpath is not only well-used,<br />

it is the gateway to the seaside<br />

suburb and main access to the<br />

ocean. Not a good look for the<br />

city having broken footpaths in<br />

this critical area. If this footpath<br />

was on the west side, it would<br />

have been fixed by now.<br />

DISGUSTED: New<br />

Brighton resident Jo<br />

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<strong>Post</strong> she thought the<br />

state of Pages Rd was<br />

“disgusting.”<br />

Mayor Lianne Dalziel<br />

responds<br />

I do regard this as a priority<br />

and it will be dealt with in the<br />

Annual Plan. (The public can<br />

give their feedback on the city<br />

council’s Annual Plan at https://<br />

www.ccc.govt.nz).<br />

You said:<br />

Angela Toomey –<br />

Why is a full independent<br />

audit not being done –<br />

disgusting. Shame if that<br />

money has not been<br />

appropriately allocated.<br />

Christine Schuler – I<br />

don’t live in the east, but I’d<br />

like to know where that<br />

money went as well.<br />

Accountability people.<br />

Trevor Walmsley –<br />

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Tuesday <strong>March</strong> <strong>28</strong> <strong>2017</strong> 7<br />

News<br />

New central ambulance base<br />

will serve as a hub for St John<br />

• By Noah Graham<br />

ST JOHN has opened its new $5<br />

million ambulance hub.<br />

More than 170 people gathered<br />

as Prime Minister Bill English<br />

officially opened the central<br />

city ambulance hub earlier this<br />

month.<br />

The Christchurch Ambulance<br />

Hub on 150 St Asaph St will act<br />

as the central part of a network<br />

of ambulance bases across the<br />

city which will make the service<br />

more efficient, St John Christchurch<br />

area committee chair<br />

Graham Gillespie said.<br />

He said all ambulance shifts<br />

in Christchurch will start and<br />

finish at the central station, maximising<br />

ambulance officers’ time<br />

and allowing staff to respond<br />

quicker to patients.<br />

“It will let us spend more time<br />

caring for our patients and the<br />

community,” he said.<br />

Mr Gillespie said it was quite<br />

an emotional time for many of<br />

the St John staff who had worked<br />

in the mud and water in the St<br />

Asaph St car park after the February<br />

2011 earthquake.<br />

After that, the staff were based<br />

out of a rented station on Disraeli<br />

St, which has been closed. They<br />

will eventually move from their<br />

OPEN: Kerry Mitchell showed Prime Minister Bill English<br />

a Stryker stretcher during the official opening of the<br />

Christchurch Ambulance Hub.<br />

current Wrights Rd station into<br />

the new hub on St Asaph St.<br />

He said the opening went<br />

exceptionally well and it was<br />

great to host the prime<br />

minister.<br />

DONATIONS: Photographs by Dylan Hunter are among the<br />

works for sale in a pop-up art gallery fundraiser at The Palms<br />

shopping centre.<br />

PHOTO: DYLAN HUNTER<br />

Port Hills fire exhibition<br />

to help affected family<br />

• By Sarla Donovan<br />

A POP-UP art gallery is helping<br />

raise money for a family who lost<br />

their home in the Port Hills fire.<br />

The exhibition of art by seven<br />

students and emerging artists<br />

is being hosted by The Palms<br />

shopping centre, with 10 percent<br />

of the proceeds donated to the<br />

Gordon family.<br />

Organiser Courtney Brown<br />

said she and photographer Dylan<br />

Hunter were passionate about<br />

using their creative talents to give<br />

back.<br />

Mr Hunter’s photographs of<br />

the fire are among the works for<br />

sale.<br />

Other artists include Mel Hobson,<br />

who explores Maori ancestry<br />

in her work, and<br />

Claire Mounsey, whose work<br />

touches on the theme of climate<br />

change.<br />

Ms Brown said she encouraged<br />

the public to come down and<br />

view the art, speak with the students<br />

and donate if they wish.<br />

The pop-up gallery will be<br />

open until Saturday.


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HARCOURTS TWISS-KEIR<br />

PEGASUS POST<br />

Harcourts<br />

Twiss-Keir<br />

returns to Shirley<br />

Real estate business Harcourts Twiss-Keir has<br />

long been a well-known and respected business<br />

in Shirley, and for almost 20 years the company<br />

serviced the local area from its premises in<br />

Marshland Road.<br />

Unfortunately, damage from the 2011<br />

earthquakes and the subsequent economic<br />

downturn meant the office had to close, franchise<br />

holder James Twiss says.<br />

“Despite being closed, we have never forgotten<br />

the strong roots we had in the area, and although<br />

we have wanted to come back, the limited amount<br />

of commercial space in the area for a property<br />

business prevented it,” James says.<br />

“However, we have always kept an eye out for<br />

something suitable, and about two and a half<br />

years ago the opportunity arose to purchase a site<br />

at 39 Marshland Road.”<br />

Following the lengthy rezoning and consent<br />

process, the property, an art deco style residence<br />

built in the late 1930s, has been completely<br />

renovated throughout, transforming it from a<br />

residential home to a real estate office.<br />

“It’s quite a unique building in the way it was<br />

constructed and we wanted to keep the original<br />

layout,” says James.<br />

“It was quite difficult to work with so it was an<br />

interesting process and we are thrilled with the<br />

results. We are now based back in Shirley where<br />

we had always intended to return, and we are<br />

looking forward to helping the local community<br />

with their real estate and property management<br />

requirements again.”<br />

A full service real estate office, Harcourts<br />

Twiss-Keir provides sales and listings for all<br />

residential and lifestyle properties, and will have<br />

up to 10 salespeople in the office, together with<br />

administration staff and property management<br />

specialists.<br />

Arguably the most recognisable real estate<br />

brand in Christchurch, Harcourts was voted the<br />

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“As the largest real estate business in<br />

Christchurch, for Harcourts the well-established<br />

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The new Harcourts Twiss-Keir office officially<br />

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NEWS UPDATE<br />

CHRISTCHURCH EAST<br />

I’m Jo Hayes, National’s list MP based in Christchurch East.<br />

I love being a part of this wonderful, tight-knit Christchurch East community. There’s so much<br />

going on that I just want to share a few highlights with you of what our community and<br />

Government are working on achieving together. Nga mihi mahana.<br />

Healthy debate good for NZ<br />

It seems that this year has kicked off with a hiss and a<br />

roar, and a lot of excitement and debate about a raft<br />

of important issues that affect us Kiwis.<br />

Strong and robust debate about these things is the<br />

backbone of a democracy like New Zealand, and I for<br />

one welcome it. It’s also a key part of my new role as<br />

Social Services Select Committee chair. Sometimes we<br />

deal with tough issues that need innovative solutions,<br />

and most of all, your input.<br />

Did you know that you can have your say on<br />

any bill passed by Parliament, when it goes to<br />

a Select Committee to debate?<br />

Visit www.parliament.nz to have your say.<br />

Speaking of debate…<br />

I recently watched the third heat at the Russell<br />

McVeagh Canterbury Regional Secondary Schools<br />

debating event at University of Canterbury. Christ’s<br />

College (negating team) and Christchurch Boys<br />

(affirming team)<br />

both put up a<br />

good fight, but<br />

Christ’s College<br />

had the edge<br />

and took the win<br />

in the end. Who<br />

knows how many<br />

future politicians<br />

there may be in this bunch? Congratulations to both<br />

teams: you both put up a superb argument!<br />

New initiative for tidy kiwis!<br />

It was fun to spend some time with the vibrant and<br />

enthusiastic Student Volunteer Army earlier this month,<br />

cleaning up South Spit, South Shore and South Brighton.<br />

But really, our environment shouldn’t need volunteers to<br />

pick up litter if we all<br />

share a responsibility<br />

to protect it.<br />

The Government has<br />

just announced that<br />

it’s investing $3 million<br />

in a “Do the Right<br />

Thing” campaign to<br />

stop people littering.<br />

We all know that<br />

the environmental<br />

harm from litter is not just the aesthetics but the harm<br />

plastic, paper and cans can do our waterways, marine<br />

environment and wildlife.<br />

So let’s keep up the good work, Christchurch East, and<br />

show the rest of the country what it means to be tidy<br />

Kiwis!<br />

A hearty welcome to Haeta<br />

It was fantastic<br />

to join Prime<br />

Minister Bill English<br />

and Minister of<br />

Education Hekia<br />

Parata at the<br />

opening of Haeta<br />

Community<br />

Campus on 2<br />

<strong>March</strong>. The stateof-the-art<br />

learning<br />

environment is<br />

revitalising education in the east.<br />

Haeata’s foundation Principal Andy Kai Fong, along with<br />

the Establishment Board of Trustees, should be hugely<br />

proud of the work they’ve done to set up the new school.<br />

I’m so impressed that the school already has a role of<br />

more than 950 students.<br />

Giving young people the best possible start to their<br />

lives through high-quality education is one of the most<br />

important investments we can make as a Government.<br />

International Women’s Day<br />

International Women’s Day garnered a lot of attention around<br />

the world on 8 <strong>March</strong>.<br />

Here in New Zealand, I was encouraged to hear Deputy Prime<br />

Minister Paula Bennett affirm that along with seeing more<br />

women in leadership positions, she wants to eliminate the<br />

unacceptable level of family violence against women, and<br />

ensure that we pay women what they are worth. Couldn’t<br />

agree more!<br />

You’ll be seeing<br />

me around<br />

Hopefully you’ve all seen<br />

my van on the last Friday<br />

of every month, as my<br />

team and I visit all around<br />

Christchurch East to chat<br />

about what’s on your mind.<br />

If not, you won’t be able to<br />

miss it now: check out our<br />

fabulous new sign writing! We’d love to see you this Friday 31<br />

<strong>March</strong>. Check out the details on the right-hand side of this<br />

page.<br />

Happy Easter everyone<br />

It’s just around the corner and it’s a long weekend that we all<br />

look forward to. I want to wish you all a safe and happy Easter<br />

with friends and family. Please drive safely if you’re heading out<br />

of town and enjoy a well-deserved break.<br />

Let’s talk<br />

Please come along and see me. I’ll be<br />

parked in my van on Friday 31 <strong>March</strong><br />

at:<br />

1) Preston`s subdivision<br />

By Marshlands School<br />

on Te Korari Street<br />

Time: 8.30 - 9.30am<br />

2) Parklands<br />

Outside sports field,<br />

opposite shopping centre<br />

Time: 10-11am<br />

3) Shirley<br />

Burwood Park by Shirley Rugby<br />

Grounds, New Brighton Road<br />

Time: 11.30am -12.30pm<br />

4) New Brighton<br />

Next to Ray White offices<br />

Time: 12.45 - 1.45pm<br />

5) Wainoni<br />

Marae on Pages Road (out the front)<br />

Time: 2-3pm<br />

6) Richmond<br />

Stanmore Road, outside of the park<br />

and opposite New World<br />

Time: 3.30-4.30pm<br />

Please phone our office on<br />

03 384 9459 to book. See you there!<br />

Contact me anytime<br />

P 03 384 9459<br />

M +64 021 620 316<br />

E joanne.hayes@parliament.govt.nz<br />

W www.johayes.co.nz<br />

Jo Hayes<br />

National List MP based in<br />

Christchurch East<br />

Bill English<br />

Right Honourable Prime<br />

Minister of New Zealand<br />

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SCHOOLS<br />

Banks Avenue School has welcomed lots of<br />

newcomers this term. The new entrants are in rooms<br />

9 and 10. As well as school routines, they will learn the<br />

school’s H.E.A.R.T values. They are Hauora: Be well to<br />

do well. Excellence: Better than before. Aroha: Use<br />

kind thoughts, kind words and kind actions. Respect:<br />

Give respect to get respect. Togetherness: Together is<br />

better.<br />

ENERGETIC: Linwood College had 38<br />

performers and two drummers at Polyfest.<br />

STAGE PRESENCE: Avonside Girls’ High School<br />

performed for the crowds.<br />

PRIDE: Shirley Boys’ High School is one of<br />

the powerhouses of Polyfest in Christchurch<br />

New entrants<br />

Polyfest in the red zone<br />

DRUMMING, chanting,<br />

singing and dancing lit up the<br />

stage at the annual Polyfest<br />

celebration recently.<br />

It was held in the Dallington<br />

red zone this year, with 19<br />

Christchurch schools involved.<br />

Stage manager Maria<br />

Lemalie said the event was<br />

a celebration rather than a<br />

competition.<br />

“We don’t have the<br />

numbers of Pacific people in<br />

Christchurch to specialise like<br />

they do in Auckland. They<br />

might have four to five stages,<br />

each for a different Pacific<br />

nation,” she said.<br />

“Here we have lots of non-<br />

Pacific students participating so<br />

it’s a real coming together for<br />

people.”<br />

She said the venue was<br />

magnificent and it was great to<br />

be able to hold the event in the<br />

east this year.<br />

•More schools, page 14<br />

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The<br />

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Desk<br />

Kia ora and welcome to all readers.<br />

Harry romana, Principal<br />

Mairehau high School remains a solid,<br />

viable co-educational school option in the east of christchurch. We<br />

are working with other schools, clusters, and community sector groups<br />

to develop and implement actions which will enhance the provision<br />

of education for all students in christchurch. i take this opportunity to<br />

welcome students and staff from Queenspark School to our Mairehau<br />

high School technology programme. each week Year 7 and 8 students<br />

from Queenspark School are provided with a range of exciting learning<br />

programmes.<br />

NCEA Results<br />

Once again, we are very proud of the success of our 2016 NCEA students. The<br />

percentage of our students achieving NCEA compares very favourably with similar<br />

schools nationwide, and indeed with all schools across the country.<br />

2016 NCEA L1-L3 and University Entrance:<br />

Mairehau High School compared with National Data (Participation Based)<br />

85.9% 85.1%<br />

87.2%<br />

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Uni Entrance<br />

MHS 2016 85.9% 87.2% 92.5% 62.5%<br />

National Data 85.1% 88.9% 82.1% 61.3%<br />

88.9%<br />

92.5%<br />

82.1%<br />

62.5%<br />

61.3%<br />

The school has recently purchased 66 brand new computers, and a<br />

generous donor who wants to remain anonymous has provided an<br />

additional 26 high spec computers to support teaching and learning<br />

strategies. cyclone computers are providing our teachers with<br />

professional support to enhance learning programmes.<br />

in <strong>2017</strong> Mairehau high School is implementing a ‘Bring your own Device’<br />

(BYoD) strategy to support student learning. The new advanced icT<br />

resources will go a long way to ensure that our students are ready for the<br />

ever-changing world of technology. in addition, our school is developing<br />

a new School app to promote better communication between our<br />

students, parents, staff and community. This will be launched in the<br />

coming days.<br />

another innovation this year includes the expansion of our collaborative<br />

shared Flexible learning environment programme which includes Year<br />

9 and Year 10 students. The programme provides an opportunity for<br />

independent, shared and cross- collaborative learning.<br />

all schools want students to access quality education outcomes, to access<br />

quality teaching, and quality learning. We wish our students to have<br />

opportunities which will enable them to become decent, worthwhile<br />

citizens of the world.<br />

Plenty has already happened at Mairehau high School this term. i am very<br />

proud of the academic achievements of Mairehau high School students.<br />

our 2016 Ncea results were just outstanding.<br />

i congratulate all students on your achievements, and i also congratulate<br />

your parents, family and your teachers and all who have supported you<br />

during these years of school. These are exciting times for Mairehau high<br />

School.<br />

Harry Romana<br />

Principal<br />

We are extremely proud of all students and all they continue to<br />

achieve. We congratulate our top academic achievers for 2016 and<br />

wish them all the best for their academic studies in <strong>2017</strong>.<br />

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Scholarship Recipient<br />

Mairehau High School is very proud of its<br />

latest New Zealand Scholarship recipient<br />

in English, Jake Jeffries.<br />

A Scholarship exam is demanding for even<br />

the most able candidates and requires<br />

students to demonstrate high-level critical<br />

thinking, abstraction and generalisation,<br />

and to integrate, synthesise and apply<br />

knowledge, skills, understanding and<br />

ideas to complex situations. Only the<br />

top 3% of candidates in the country are<br />

awarded Scholarship, so it is a fantastic<br />

achievement. Jake not only gets to enjoy<br />

the prestige accompanying such an award,<br />

but also receives a cash payment of $500.<br />

In preparation for the exam, Jake attended<br />

weekly English Scholarship Group<br />

meetings. This comprises a small group<br />

of top English students in Year 13 who meet to discuss texts and ideas, and to share<br />

some food. Jake also devoted a lot of his own time to study, and is a voracious reader.<br />

Throughout his schooling, Jake has stood out as a mature, responsible and respectful<br />

young man. His teachers speak very highly of him: “Jake possesses a sharp, inquiring<br />

mind, complemented by a fierce intelligence. He is interested in the world around<br />

him and is widely read. I always look forward to him sharing his views in class,<br />

which he does with a quiet confidence. He frequently displays both perception<br />

and empathy. Jake’s obvious talents led to him being invited to join the English<br />

Scholarship Group this year. His contributions to the group are highly valued.”<br />

Jake has also been part of the Mairehau High School Gifted and Talented (GATE)<br />

programme for the past four years. He has taken full advantage of the opportunities<br />

this has afforded, attending conferences and field trips to provide further extension<br />

and aid with his studies. Jake enjoys getting involved in and exploring a range of<br />

subjects, ranging from the CPIT ‘Have a Go’ day to the University of Canterbury<br />

criminal justice seminar. This willingness to participate in the wider life of the school<br />

and community further reflects Jake’s maturity, work ethic and commitment to his<br />

studies.<br />

Jake Jeffries has been a real asset to our school community. He now intends to take a<br />

gap year before beginning university studies in 2018. Jake can be immensely proud,<br />

not only of his academic achievements, but of the way he conducts himself, and of<br />

the positive manner in which he relates to others.<br />

Academic Student Executive – Ivannia Osuna Fregoso<br />

Ivannia is a Year 13 student who successfully applied for the role of Academic<br />

Student Executive for <strong>2017</strong>.<br />

Along with Ben Lowe, who is also a Year 13 student and Peer Support<br />

Coordinator, Ivannia will work with all levels of our students and provide the<br />

support they need to achieve NCEA.<br />

Ivannia and Ben are currently introducing quizzes that can be used during a non<br />

teaching form time.<br />

With the assistance of the school’s Deans, it is important that Ivannia gets to<br />

know all the students, and in particular the year 9s.<br />

As well as her role as Academic Executive, Ivannia will have to manage her own<br />

learning and study. Her academic resume for 2016 is impressive, being awarded<br />

NCEA Level 2 with an excellence endorsement and having subject excellence<br />

endorsements in English, Photography, History and Classics. This year she will be<br />

working hard to achieve NCEA Level 3 with excellence.<br />

Ivannia knows how important it is to have a good academic background and also<br />

the effort that is required to ensure this.<br />

Student support Coordinator Ben and Academic Executive Ivannia<br />

Mairehau High School, Hills Road, Christchurch P. 385 3145 F. 385 3143 admin@mairehau.school.nz www.mairehau.school.nz


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are excited about keeping<br />

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through its new app.<br />

The app is set to be released<br />

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parents and the community<br />

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“With society’s ever<br />

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Another driver was the<br />

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people, quickly,” Ms Swanson<br />

said.<br />

Alerts can be sent to all<br />

users with key information or<br />

even just to certain groups.<br />

“When you download it,<br />

you can subscribe to different<br />

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sports team, a year level or a<br />

scholarship study group.”<br />

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using its new<br />

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The school is excited<br />

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strengthen its relationships<br />

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SPORTS<br />

Falck returns from India<br />

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CHAMPIONS: The Avon women’s team of Libby Morris (back<br />

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• By Andrew King<br />

THE AVON women’s hockey<br />

team have announced they are<br />

here to play this year by winning<br />

the Super Six competition.<br />

They took on defending champions<br />

Carlton Redcliffs at Nunweek<br />

Park in the final recently.<br />

Avon ran out winners 9-6.<br />

The combination of Libby Bird<br />

and Sarah Walcott fed the ball<br />

to Jackie Eden who netted the<br />

winning goal in the final two<br />

minutes to take the title.<br />

The competition is considered<br />

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Avon will look to ride their<br />

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• By Andrew King<br />

REECE FALCK competed with<br />

the junior Davis Cup tennis<br />

squad in India and, in spite of<br />

the team finishing ninth, he said<br />

the experience was amazing.<br />

The 14-year-old Burwood<br />

resident was part of the squad,<br />

including George Stoupe, of<br />

Wellington, and Chris Zhang, of<br />

Auckland, which went to New<br />

Delhi on <strong>March</strong> 11-19.<br />

They were the underdogs of<br />

their pool, which included tournament<br />

hosts India, as well as<br />

Japan and Hong Kong.<br />

“We came last in our pool, but<br />

won all our games in the ninth<br />

to 16th place playoffs,” Falck<br />

said.<br />

They beat the Philippines,<br />

Singapore and India to claim<br />

ninth spot.<br />

He said it was a really good<br />

experience and he learnt a<br />

lot from the other players he<br />

competed against.<br />

“There is nothing too major<br />

I’ll need to change, just a few<br />

subtle things. I just have to keep<br />

working hard,” he said.<br />

The culture of India, he said,<br />

was completely different to New<br />

Zealand.<br />

“It is quite chaotic. The<br />

streets are so busy and loud and<br />

UP-AND-COMING: Reece Falck (right) was part of the<br />

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Wellington, and Chris Zhang, of Auckland. The team has<br />

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obviously there is a lot more<br />

people,” he said.<br />

Falck’s love for the game<br />

started when he was four.<br />

His dad and coach, Andrew<br />

Falck, got him into the sport and<br />

he hasn’t looked back.<br />

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said.<br />

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now and again.<br />

The best player in the family is<br />

up for debate.<br />

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He aims to have a crack at<br />

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could be the ticket to making<br />

that dream come true.<br />

But for now he will turn<br />

his focus to the next few<br />

tournaments to get his ranking<br />

up and then look to compete at<br />

the nationals.<br />

“It was great to get some<br />

international competition and<br />

I really look forward to more of<br />

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Bi-Annual Report<br />

I’m proudly standing up for Christchurch East and Backing the Kiwi Dream. This report is an overview of my work and activities over the<br />

last six months in Christchurch East, in my portfolios and in Parliament. Importantly, this report shows what I’m doing about your concerns<br />

and the needs of our community.<br />

Six years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, I’m encouraged by the progress<br />

we have made. More claims are settled, more roads repaved, and more homes<br />

have been rebuilt or repaired. While fewer people are asking me for help with<br />

EQC or insurance claims, I understand these are still ongoing concerns for<br />

many of you. I’m continuing to get answers, so please get in touch if you need<br />

my help with your earthquake issues.<br />

Sadly, an increasing number of people are unable to live the Kiwi Dream.<br />

I’m receiving more requests for help with housing, hardship and WINZ-related<br />

issues at a time when the government is selling Housing New Zealand homes<br />

and cutting access to benefits. This is simply unacceptable. Everyone deserves<br />

a warm, dry place to live and I’ll do everything in my power to stop the sale of<br />

2500 State Homes in Christchurch.<br />

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There have been plenty of highlights over the past six months. Public<br />

submissions opened on the New Brighton Hot Salt Water Pools project, the<br />

Spring Music Festival, AFFIRM fun-day in Aranui, the Cook Island Soldiers of<br />

World War One commemorative service, and celebrating the 100 years of the<br />

Labour Party!<br />

Thank you to everyone who responded to my many surveys, especially about<br />

housing. I appreciate your participation and your valuable feedback, which<br />

helps me better serve our community. This bi-annual report outlines what I’ve<br />

been doing for you. As always, I welcome your feedback and if I can be of<br />

service, don’t hesitate to get in touch.<br />

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Activities in the East<br />

What’s important to you?<br />

Twice a month my team and I travel around Christchurch East in my mobile office,<br />

visiting a street corner near you. I want to make it as easy as possible to get in<br />

touch with me and access support.<br />

The Parliamentary Netball team - The Parly Ferns celebrating our victory<br />

over Australia and retaining the Diggeress Cup!<br />

You can find me on the first Monday of each month at: Linwood 9am - 9:40am,<br />

Linwood Avenue outside Salvation Army. Dallington 9:50am - 10:30am, Cnr<br />

Gayhurst Rd & Claydon Place. Richmond 10:40am - 11:20am, Stanmore Rd at<br />

Richmond Playground. Shirley 11:30am - 12:10pm, Cnr Marshlands Rd and<br />

Hammersley Ave.<br />

And on the first Friday of each month at: Bromley 9am - 9:40am, Bromley Rd<br />

outside Community Centre. Wainoni 9:50am - 10:30am, Wainoni Rd near<br />

Shortland St West. Burwood 10:40am - 11:20am, 17 Parnwell Rd near Education<br />

Centre. Parklands 11:30am - 12:10pm, Queenspark Drive outside Harcourts.<br />

Here are just a few examples of how I’m representing you, advocating on your<br />

behalf, and working to improve Christchurch East.<br />

Calling on the government, with Rape Prevention & Wellington Women’s Refuge to halt<br />

the collection of individual client data.<br />

As the Labour Party Spokesperson for Sexual and Domestic Violence, as well as<br />

Spokesperson for the Community and Voluntary Sector, I was appalled that the<br />

government wants organisations like Rape Crisis and Women’s<br />

Refuge to disclose personal details of the vulnerable people coming to them for<br />

help, in order to keep their funding.<br />

I will continue to be a strong advocate for victims of violence and sexual assault.<br />

This is a cause very close to my heart, and every month I speak with families,<br />

groups and organisations who support victims or run programs for offenders. By<br />

continuing to have open and honest discussions, we raise awareness, find<br />

solutions and change our society for the better.<br />

There was a fantastic turnout at Blue Smoke at the Tannery to hear Leader Andrew<br />

Little on his State of the Regions tour. Common topics in both<br />

Andrew’s speech and your questions, were building more homes, stopping the<br />

sale of state housing, and better funding for mental health services and the Canterbury<br />

District Health Board.<br />

With Adam McGrath from local band The Eastern during<br />

Leader Andrew Little’s State of the Regions tour.<br />

I know how important these issues are to you. Sadly, queries around health,<br />

hardship and housing are replacing earthquake issues and EQC as the main<br />

topics in my Electorate Office. If you need help or advice around accommodation,<br />

health or financial hardship, please don’t hesitate to come talk to me or my team.<br />

We are here to support you.<br />

In December, I was elected Vice-Chair of the Commonwealth Women<br />

Parliamentarians (CWP). Even though we make up half the global population,<br />

women are disproportionately under-represented in leadership positions, so the<br />

CWP aims to increase female representation and mainstream gender issues in<br />

commonwealth parliaments around the world.<br />

I’m proud to serve my country and the Commonwealth as Vice-Chair of the of the<br />

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians.<br />

As a woman from an ethnic minority in New Zealand’s Parliament, I believe it is<br />

my duty to bring other women through to positions of power and influence. I’m<br />

committed to serving my local community of Christchurch East, while taking every<br />

opportunity to improve the lives of women across the Commonwealth.


With Councillor Glenn Livingstone after<br />

completing City 2 Surf.<br />

Groups like Aviva do amazing work to support our community.<br />

It was great catching up at the Linwood Youth Festival.<br />

Poto meeting with a delegation from the Pacific Youth<br />

Leadership And Transformation Council.<br />

Christchurch East is a wonderful mix of vibrant communities. I love getting involved in your activities,<br />

projects and celebrating the diversity that makes us stronger together. What better example than the<br />

Linwood Youth Festival Experience!<br />

At LYFE, everyone from schools, dance crews, bands, organisations, to kapa haka groups and more joined<br />

together in a spirited display of culture, diversity, and achievement that makes me so proud to be a<br />

Cantabrian. Another real highlight was joining Mayor Lianne Dalziel and the amazing Student Volunteer<br />

Army clean up the Southshore Spit Reserve: a huge thank you to the 700 volunteers who worked to<br />

beautify these wonderful communal grounds.<br />

The past six months have also had their challenges. I want to acknowledge and celebrate those staff<br />

members, school board trustees, volunteers, parents, and, most importantly, students from Aranui High,<br />

Aranui Primary, Wainoni, and Avondale Schools as they closed their doors for the last time.<br />

Working with Mayor Lianne Dalziel to<br />

clean up Southshore Spit Reserve.<br />

During our most troubled times, these schools were golden threads in the fabric of our community, holding<br />

students and families together as essential hubs for earthquake response and recovery.. These schools<br />

provided the joy of learning and the magic of discovery in the lives of our tamariki.<br />

The November 2016 earthquakes and the Civil Defence response raised a number of issues in the East,<br />

especially for deaf and hearing-impaired residents. It’s my hope that by working with Civil Defence and<br />

community organisations we can come up with a warning system that gives a clear message to everyone.<br />

These are just some of the highs and lows for the people of Christchurch East, as shared by you when you<br />

visit my Electorate Office, attend one of my community clinics, or have a Cup of Tea with your MP at the<br />

Seaside Market in New Brighton. Thank you for taking the time to share what’s important to you, and<br />

allowing me to advocate on your behalf.<br />

With Leader Andrew Little<br />

on his State of the Regions tour.<br />

Fighting for justice with Jerome Mika, Imogen Beynon and<br />

Kelvin Davis so Kiwis in Australia can access basic legal rights.<br />

Ready to open the New Brighton Spring Festival with the<br />

St James School Choir.<br />

With Kim Robinson, Rachel Noble and Dean Buckley<br />

discussing access issues for the Deaf and Hearing<br />

Impaired to Civil Defence information.


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also<br />

assessments<br />

becoming<br />

to go<br />

a major<br />

back on<br />

issue,<br />

waiting<br />

as more<br />

lists and Logo people<br />

gain access<br />

come and to<br />

to<br />

much<br />

my office<br />

needed<br />

because<br />

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians<br />

surgeries.<br />

e been kicked off the surgical waiting list, or they can’t see a specialist to<br />

Chair of:<br />

e list in the first place! I’m proud to Parliamentary<br />

have helped my constituents get<br />

Labour Women’s Caucus<br />

nts to go back on waiting lists and gain access to much needed surgeries.<br />

Poto Williams<br />

crest.<br />

Health 11<br />

ECAN 1<br />

General issues 45<br />

We Employment respond to a<br />

2<br />

wide range IRD of issues from 1 our<br />

Police<br />

Electorate Office 3in New Brighton.<br />

In the last six months, we responded to 420 queries, most of them regarding<br />

Family Court<br />

Justice of the Peace<br />

4 JP<br />

71 Seniors<br />

1<br />

services which are relatively straightforward.<br />

Health<br />

11 Kiwisaver 12 General Issues 45<br />

Compared to last year we are dealing with fewer Earthquake and Insurance<br />

issues, which is encouraging as it shows the Christchurch East Rebuild is<br />

progressing, even if it feels painfully slow at times.<br />

Materials produced for MPs to support<br />

Christchurch East MP<br />

their Parliamentary work should bear the<br />

Parliamentary crest to indicate this funding<br />

Authorized by Poto Williams, Parliament Buildings, source. Wellington<br />

When presented together, the crest should<br />

Supplementary Questions<br />

Primary Oral Questions<br />

Public Meetings Held<br />

During the last six months in parliament I have helped hold the government to<br />

account by asking 241 Written Questions and making 29 Official Information Act<br />

Requests.<br />

I also made 49 speeches in the house during many debates and bill discussions,<br />

including on the Charities Amendment Bill to support community organisations<br />

and their valuable work. Also on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill to<br />

raise the standards of all rental properties, and on the Civil Defense Emergency<br />

Management Bill speaking out against the mixed messages Christchurch East<br />

received like we did following the November 2016 earthquakes and tsunami<br />

warnings.<br />

8<br />

2<br />

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