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Gideon’s big moment

• By Sophie Cornish

INFLUENCES SUCH as Frank

Sinatra, The Beatles and Bruno

Mars have helped Shirley

Boys’ High School’s Gideon

Valavala to top of the pops at

Smokefreerockquest.

The year 13 student was

judged best vocal performance at

the competition; an accolade he

hopes could help springboard a

career in music.

Gideon’s Shirley BHS band

Fuzhun also came up trumps at

Rockquest, winning the Pacific

Beats category best song award

for their original track Champion

Sound.

Singer/songwriter Gideon,

17, has been passionate about

singing since he first began singing

at his church, Assemblies of

God in Bromley, as a child.

“I grew up in church and every

chance I had when they would

sing songs, I would sing along,”

he said.

The band was started when

music teacher Brad Bates

suggested the boys work

together to gain music credits

for NCEA.

“They came up with the idea

of bringing together a band and

I thought okay I’ll join and have

some fun and then people really

started to like our sound,” said

Mr Bates.

When asked about the songwriting

process, Gideon said it’s

sometimes a group effort but a

lot of the lyrics are written by

himself.

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• By Sophie Cornish

RESIDENTS HAVE set up a new

Facebook page to help solve crime

and prevent vandalism and other

nuisance-type issues.

The New Brighton Crime Watch

page was created on September

5 and already has more than 350

members.

Some posts on the page include

photos and information about stolen

vehicles, anti-social behaviour

and rubbish dumping.

Member Neil Langdon said it

was created as a run-off page from

the popular People’s Independent

Republic of New Brighton page,

which has more than 9500

members.

Mr Langdon said the page was

created to avoid conflict comments

between users on the People’s Independent

Republic of New Brighton

page. Due to the size of the republic

group growing so large, moderating

and deleting comments can often

become a full-time job, he said.

“In a group, not everyone thinks

the same, not everyone is on the

same wavelength, it (the comments)

start running away and sometimes

people say things they don’t actually

mean and it ends up getting nasty.”

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News.......................3-5, 10-11

IN THIS ever-changing world we

live in, New Brighton residents are

again using social media to help

alert people to and potentially solve

crime.

We report on page 1 today about

the New Brighton Crime Watch

page – an off-shoot of the People’s

Independent Republic page.

The new page has been operational

for a week and already has

350 or so members.

The page will have to be moderated

carefully. There are repercussions

for posting people’s names on

social media if that person has not

been convicted of any crime.

Innocent until proven guilty still

stands.

That’s one big boy on page 1 today

with a big voice to boot.

Shirley Boys’ High’s Gideon Valavala

won at the Smokefreerockquest,

and his band also did very

well in the Pacifica Beats section.

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Old hand takes new beat in Brighton

• By Sophie Cornish

MEET JIM Currie – the latest

sergeant to join the New

Brighton Police Station.

He has been at the station for

five weeks but is no stranger to

the eastern suburbs.

In 1983, Sergeant Currie

began his policing career as a

traffic officer for the Ministry of

Transport and has noticed big

changes, particularly in New

Brighton.

Empty spaces and vandalism

are his main concern.

“Once we can secure some of

these vacant properties better

and deter the tagging, it will

improve the aesthetics of the

area,” he said.

Sergeant Currie grew up in

Hoon Hay.

He previously led the Public

Safety Team in the central city,

which answered call-outs for a

range of different jobs such as

robberies and domestic

violence.

“Tied to the radio,” is how

he describes his work with

the Public Safety Team, in

comparison to his new role,

which is more office-based.

In spite of this, he wants to try

and get out on the beat as much

as he can.

“I’m not one to be stuck behind

ALL SMILES: Sergeant Jim Currie has started working out of the New Brighton Police Station

where he leads a team of five community liaison officers.

a desk,” he said. His beat covers three years and Sergeant Currie

the Burwood, Parklands, New is hopeful he will stay the full

Brighton, South New Brighton, three years in New Brighton, if

Aranui, Dallington and Shirley possible.

areas.

“It will give me a chance to get

He leads a team of five

my feet behind the desk and get

community liaison officers who to know the people in the area,”

deal with community issues he said.

and disputes and follow up on Sergeant Currie believes he

complaints.

will be able to get a lot done in

Police sergeants are routinely his time at the station.

moved around every two to Outside of work, he enjoys

PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS

playing hockey for Canterbury

University and the odd game of

golf.

Playing hockey is a relatively

new past-time for Sergeant

Currie, who only picked up

the sport four years ago after

watching his children play.

“A friend from work asked me

to play in his masters’ team so I

gave it a crack and never looked

back,” he said.

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PUKEKO CENTRE PAVILION

The Pukeko Centre is set to open

its pavilion in November. The

joint venture by the Parklands

bowling and rugby football clubs

has so far involved the relocation

of two buildings from the former

Freeville School. Once completed,

the multi-purpose facility will accommodate

indoor sports, meetings

and events. Stage one of four

was signed off this month and the

joint project committee is looking

to host local business owners for

an informal information session

and tour of the centre’s site.

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yoga, well-being assessments, acupuncture

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EMERGENCY EYE

SURGERY FOR JESS

Meet “Jess” an 8 year old black and

white moggy with real attitude,

who recently flew down from

Nelson to see Dr Steve Heap for

emergency surgery on her left eye.

Her primary vet at Alabama Vets,

had seen her a week earlier for a

painful superficial ulcer ( probably

from a cat scratch injury). Jess

was very hard to examine so

was started on topical eye

ointment and anti-inflammatory

medication. Jess was otherwise

well. She returned 2 days later as

her owners couldn’t medicate

the eye either. By this stage her

left eye was producing a bloody

infected discharge, had swelled

up and the ulcer had grown in

size. Her vet added in antibiotic

tablets and more medication

for inflammation, swelling

and pain but the next day the

ulcer looked no better. Jess

needed to be sedated as the

vet couldn’t examine this eye

with her awake. Her eye was

stained with fluorosein( as can

be seen in the attached photo)

and had become non healing

and so given the difficulty

in medicating Jess it was thought a better

way to go was surgery in Christchurch with

DrSteve Heap.

So Jess flew to Steve and was operated on

immediately to prevent the eye collapsing

and impaired vision. Steve performed

a lamellar keratectomy to remove the

dead, soft, spongy tissue on edges of the

deep stromal corneal ulcer. A conjunctival

flap was sutured over the large defect

to allow the perfect environment for

healing, meaning a good blood supply and

protection from environmental allergens.

Due to the difficulty in checking the healing

progress of Jess’s eye it was thought a good

idea to board her at McMaster & Heap vets

until Steve was happy that the ulcer was

healing. As we were still unable to get near

her eye to apply drops, long acting injections

were given for ease and for her comfort.

Needless to say she needs a head collar worn

to stop her irritating her eye, undoing all

Steve’s good work.

So far so good 4 days out from her surgery.

She is eating up a storm and feisty again

which means she’s back to her happy self.

Steve has given the all clear and she flies

home on Friday to her eagerly awaiting,

doting parents.

Steve sees at least 10 eye referrals daily and

many of these patients end up needing

surgery. Eye injuries can’t wait if the end

result is to save the eye and Steve will often

come into the clinic on his days off to see

emergency cases. The take home message

here is don’t wait with eye problems – get

them looked at early by your vet, as two eyes

are always better than one!!

Dr Michele McMaster

News

Bid to prevent crime

•From page 1

With fewer people in

the Crime Watch group,

Mr Langdon hopes this

can solve the comments

issue as well as helping

people to solve crimes and

making others aware of

them.

In spite of this group

being created, Mr Langdon,

who has lived in New

Brighton most of his life,

does not believe there has

been an increase in crime

in the area.

Stretched police resources

often mean some petty

crimes are overlooked. Mr

Langdon said this is just

the way it is.

“It’s not only the small

crimes they have to deal

with, it’s a lot of things and

unfortunately it’s the small

stuff that has to be left

behind.”

Mr Langdon also

doesn’t believe the New

Brighton police operate the

same as they have in the

past.

“It’s (New Brighton

Police Station) not being

operated the same as it was

20 years ago, but the area

isn’t the same as it was 20

years ago. There’s just as

many police operating out

of the station, but they are

not as accessible as they use

to be,” he said.

Push for floodplain action

• By Sophie Cornish

THE Coastal-Burwood

Community Board is

pushing for more action

from the city council on

its Southshore Floodplain

Management Short Term

Plan.

The city council put

forward its proposed shortterm

solutions to mitigate

flooding and erosion on August

31. They labelled their

$1 million solution as the

‘do minimum’ approach,

which involves the stabilisation

of bunding already in

place from the July flooding.

This could cost 40 per

cent more or less.

This approach does not

include the remediation

of the estuary coastline

in front of South New

Brighton Park, which

was damaged during the

Christchurch earthquakes,

allowing erosion to take

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place since.

In its resolution, the

community board has

recommended this area be

restored to pre-earthquake

condition, to ensure the

safety of nearby businesses

and associations as well

as continued use of the

boardwalk.

The community board

will offer feedback and

recommendations at a

meeting on September 28.

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Midge plan will take time to work

• By Sophie Cornish

A PLAN has been created to

help solve the midge problem

affecting Aranui and Bromley

residents living near the

wastewater treatment plant.

The plan was presented at a

meeting between residents, city

councillors and

Coastal-Burwood

Community

Board members.

City council

engineer

Adam Twose

proposed two

David East

solutions which

he believes will be

effective in reducing the number

of midges.

The first part of the plan, set

to begin in October, involves

methoprene spraying, which will

prevent the larvae from developing

into adults and breeding.

Methoprene is commonly

found in flea treatments for

animals. It does not impact significantly

on bird or water life.

This solution has been used in

the past. However, further scientific

data is needed to accurately

determine how much is required

to reduce the large numbers.

Another part of the plan,

which is more long-term, will be

the planting of native trees near

SWARM: The city council has proposed a plan to deal with

the common sight of midges in Aranui and Bromley.

the edges of the oxidation ponds.

The plants will attract midges

and be treated with contact

pesticide.

Other options previously

discussed were UV protection to

sterilise the water and draining

the ponds. They were deemed

too expensive by the city council

and are no longer viable.

Installing UV protection was

going to come with a price tag

of $225 million with an annual

upkeep cost of roughly $1.5

million. Mr Twose said the city

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council could simply not afford

to do this.

Residents are still unhappy

with the slow action and are

facing another summer of

midge-related issues.

Janet Profit, of Aranui, was

disappointed by the time it has

taken to find a solution.

“Personally, I think it’s been a

waste of time, I’ve been fighting

this for 10 years,” she said.

Aranui resident Heather

Porter said the spraying needs to

start immediately.

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“They said there wasn’t going

to be spraying until the first

couple of weeks of October,

which is far too late, because

they are already out there.

Another couple of weeks and

they will be swarming,” she said.

Councillor David East is aware

of the strain the lengthy process

is having on residents.

“Again, it’s not offering a huge

amount of relief to people right

here and now,” he said.

Making summer as pleasant as

possible for residents is what Cr

East hopes to achieve.

“I think my objective this year

is to see if we can substantially

reduce the problem from

previous years,” he said.

Establishing a monitoring

programme will be key to

figuring out the extent of the

infestation.

“If we can get on top of a

well organised spray regime,

then maybe we will curb the

worst of the problem and move

towards a solution that’s going

to effectively deal with the issue

when it arises, before it gets to

epidemic proportions,” Cr East

said.

Both residents spoken to by

Pegasus Post feel the number of

midges in summer has already

reached epidemic proportions.

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this year.

A flock of 348 birds arrived on

Thursday at Charlesworth Wetland

Reserve, Ferrymead. Many more

flocks are likely to land over the

coming days, said Andrew Crossland,

city council regional parks

team.

September 7 was “extremely

early” for the birds to arrive, he

said. Over the past three years,

they have arrived on September 19,

14 and 12.

And 20-30 years ago, they arrived

even later. In 1985, they

arrived on September 28, and

September 23 in 1990.

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earlier, but it could be related to

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GENERAL ELECTION 2017 – MEET THE CANDIDATES

Christchurch East electorate

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Joanne Hayes -

National

I’m proud to be standing

in this year’s general

election for the electorate

of Christchurch East and

as the National Party

candidate.

In my time as the List MP

for the east, I have been a

strong voice and advocate

for families, individuals and

businesses who live, work

and play here.

I want to see the

Christchurch East get

their fair share of

development, we have

waited too long for this.

My support of the

New Brighton Business

Association continues as

we forge ahead with plans

to secure investment in the

area.

The community of

Southshore and the

flooding they face has

been a concern for me and

one that may take more

lobbying to resolve the

issues they face.

Like other areas of

Christchurch I want to

see a vibrant Christchurch

East, one that will rival

other beach areas, one

where we can stand proud

and say this is our piece of

Christchurch.

Cathy Sweet – Green

Party

Cathy Sweet has lived in

New Brighton for 20 years

and loves the recreation

and community life it has

to offer.

It has been a great place

to raise her three boys

and grandson. Her mixed

cultural roots have helped

her appreciate differences

within communities, and

also motivated her to start

her business which provides

group facilitation and

treaty education.

Over the past 15 years

she has worked for five east

Christchurch organisations,

and kept an active involvement

in the Green Party.

Cathy is inspired by

international examples of

states and countries that are

taking major steps to future

proof their economies by

investment in social capital

and preserving natural

resources.

She knows NZ can have

a thriving agricultural sector

and businesses which

advance their workers’

financial position as well as

shareholders.

And she wants a return

to the clean waterways that

provided food and fun for

past generations.

Poto Williams – Labour

Thank you to the people

of Christchurch East for the

honour of being your MP

for the last four years.

I hope I have served you

well and look again to your

support in the upcoming

election.

I am committed to working

with my community

to resolve local issues and

taking on Government on

matters that are important

to you all, housing, health,

education and my special

interests in family violence

and disability issues.

I know that our people

are looking for better access

to healthcare, support

for their young people for

mental health issues, education

that is free and extra

support for our students

through student allowance

and help with heating costs

in winter.

I hope to be your local

MP once again and ask you

to party vote Labour for a

strong Government that

will deliver a better brighter

future for all NZers.

Paula Lambert –

Aotearoa Legalise

Cannabis

I have followed New

Zealand politics and

voted in every election

since I turned 18 in the late

1970s.

I just don’t believe any

of our current or wannabe

politicians will do anything

to advance the cannabis

issue.

The crux of the matter is

all they are really interested

in is getting elected.

I’ve stood for the Aotearoa

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party many times – just to

stand up for the cannabis

issue and be counted – but

this is the first time I’ve

wished I could actually win,

and get in there to stir them

all right up.

Parliament really

deserves a stir up from

Christchurch East, and not

just because of cannabis.

Homeowners and families

in this electorate have paid

a huge price in life quality

because of the earthquakes.

I hope we get a change of

Government that will listen

to the public, and not just

mind their own interests.

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Te Tai Tonga electorate

Metiria Turei –

Green Party

Ati Haunui a Paparangi,

Ngati Kahungunu ki

Wairarapa.

Metiria has been a Green

MP for 15 years, and was

the co-leader for eight

years.

She has worked with

a strong focus on

children’s rights, poverty

alleviation and justice

issues.

Her focus this election

is campaigning for the Te

Tai Tonga electorate and

mending the safety net

policy so everyone can

live in a secure warm dry

house and has sufficient

income for food and

medical treatment for

themselves and their

children.

She believes the Green

vision is both about preserving

the environment

and about the relationships

we have with each other

and the rest of life on this

planet.

She lives in Dunedin

with her family.

Rino Tirikatene –

Labour

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mea nui o te Ao?

Māku e kī atu, he

tangata, he tangata, he

tangata.

You’ll be familiar with

this whakataukī: what is

the most important thing

in the world? It is people.

This is my call to action in

politics.

It’s been a privilege to

serve the people of Te Tai

Tonga over the last six

years, criss-crossing the

South Island and meeting

people from all walks of

life. I’ve helped whanau

into housing, people into

jobs and I’ve been to more

birthdays and tangi than I

can count.

In the next term my

priority is to step it up and

ensure more homes are

built in Te Tai Tonga, more

of our people are in work

and more of our people

can access free education

and world class health care.

This year, I’m asking for

your support.”

Mei Reedy-Taare -

Maori Party

A former broadcaster,

journalist and

communications

professional Mei brings a

wealth of experience and a

fresh new perspective to the

Maori Party.

Mei is a mokopuna of

Ngati Porou and Ngai Tahu

through the common ancestor,

Hamo te Rangi.

She is the daughter of

respected educationalists,

Sir Tamati and Lady Tilly

Reedy.

Mei is committed to

eliminating poverty and

inequity.

Her six campaign planks

are:

1. Invest in whānau to be

self-determining: Whānau

Ora

2. Create quality job opportunities:

Mahi ki nga

rohe

3. Advocate for a living

wage: Putea i te pūkoro

4. Be a voice for mental

health: hōmai te waiora

5. Protect our water: ko te

wai, ko te ora

6. Claim our identity: he

whenua, he iwi

7. Mei says “I think it’s

time for a fresh voice for the

electorate – a hard working

advocate – a champion for

the people.”

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Burwood – Burwood

Christian Centre, 54

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Dallington –

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School Library, 71 Banks

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Marshland – Marshland

School Hall, 11 Te Korari

St

New Brighton – Nova

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North New Brighton –

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Shirley – EduKids

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Celebrating Te Reo Māori

Haeata

Community

Campus director

of learning

Melanie

Taite-Pitama

talks about

Maori Language Week

and the celebration of

New Zealand’s indigenous

greeting

CELEBRATED SINCE 1975, Te

Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori

Language Week acknowledges

and celebrates the Māori

language as a unique cultural

treasure for all New Zealanders.

The theme for Māori Language

Week, which runs until Sunday,

is ‘kia ora te reo Māori’. It

was chosen to celebrate New

Zealand’s indigenous greeting.

Māori Language Commission

chief executive Ngahiwi Apanui

says the theme was not only chosen

to celebrate New Zealand’s

indigenous greeting, but also

because the words ‘kia ora te

reo Māori’ mean ‘let the Māori

language live’.

At Haeata Community Campus,

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

happens every week. Haeata provides

learning experiences that

affirm te reo and tikanga Māori

by ensuring that our tamariki are

confident and connected in both

the Māori and pākehā worlds. It

is important for everyone to have

access to Te Ao Māori in a respectful

manner, where together

we are able to ensure Māori

achieving educational success as

Māori.

As an official language of

Aotearoa, Te Reo Māori is

protected, nurtured and shared

among our learning communities

and whānau to enable our

SINGING:

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national language to be naturally

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people, environment, curriculum

and documentation.

Haeata has a bilingual provision

in both the secondary and

primary areas of the kura. Staff

are experienced in developing

this approach and we have seen

a significant positive shift in our

ākonga, particularly their ability

to use Te Reo Māori naturally at

school and home.

Ko Haea Te Pūata is the name

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FEELING ALIVE: Amber-Rose Te Huia makes friends and community connections at YAT.

New Brighton youth trust

grateful for $40,000 grant

NEW BRIGHTON’S Youth Alive

Trust has been granted $40,000

towards operational costs from

the Rata Foundation.

Youth Alive Trust is a youth

and community development

agency serving hundreds

of children, young people

and families every

week through its many

programmes.

A small team of staff is

supported by an army of

James

Ridpath

volunteers who want to

make their community a

better place.

James Ridpath, YAT’s

manager, says the agency provides

opportunities for young

people to come together in a safe

and friendly environment, off the

streets, and make friends with

other young people from different

schools, while helping parents

to connect across communities.

He says stability around funding

streams is important to community

organisations.

Mr Ridpath believes everyone

has potential and that east

Christchurch youth in particular

have had it tough.

YAT works with hundreds of

young people and families

every week, supporting

them through a range of

activities to build their

resilience.

“Our programme aims

at developing empathy in

young people and changing

the view of their world,” he

said.

Amber-Rose Te Huia

knows better than most how

good the programme can be for

young people.

“I stumbled through the doors

one day when I was about 8 and

it felt like coming home, I felt

supported and connected to my

community here, in a way I had

never experienced before.”

Miss Te Huia came back to the

programme as a volunteer after

the Christchurch earthquakes,

which had left New Brighton like

a ‘ghost town’ and fractured the

community.

She like, many others, was

looking for the kind of stability

provided through support and

social connection in a safe environment.

“There are so many things in

life you can’t control – home,

school, your world shaking, but

YAT provides a constant environment

and a really tight-knit kind

of family you can rely on,” Miss

Te Huia said.

Even at her young age she recognises

the value the programme

extends far beyond childhood.

“When people are well supported,

they have a better opportunity

to participate positively in the

community. With so much shut

down in this area, YAT provides

young people with activities they

can engage with and each other.”

Surf safety app up

for innovation award

• By Sophie Cornish

SOUTH NEW Brighton Surf

Life Saving Club has been

nominated for an innovation

award for its creation of a health

and safety app.

The DHL innovation of the

year award is a category at the

2017 Surf Life Saving Awards for

Excellence, which will take place

in Auckland on September 23.

Club president Rohan

McNaughtan said the idea for

the app came about following

changes to health and safety

legislation.

“We became aware that our

risk and hazard identification

wasn’t really up to scratch,” he

said.

The app, which can be accessed

from any mobile device,

is used mainly by coaches before

a training session.

Details such as the weather

conditions, surf conditions,

safety hazards, the number of

people training and what appropriate

clothing they are wearing

is recorded.

Photos are also taken and

saved into the app which provide

proof that appropriate safety

measures have been taken in

case something goes wrong.

“If the worst did happen, it

shows that we did take reasonable

steps to ensure the safety

of people training,” Mr Mc-

Naughtan said.

Injuries and near misses are

also a part of the app, another

important health and safety

factor.

“This allows us to look back

and say actually there’s a pattern

here, maybe we should do

something differently. A bit of

accountability never goes astray,

particularly when you’ve got

100 kids in the water,” Mr Mc-

Naughtan said.

Creating the app was about

finding the easiest way possible

to store the information.

Previously, pen and paper

would be used.

However, the beach is not

always the best environment for

these materials.

Funding from the app came

from Surf Life Saving New Zealand,

which enjoyed the idea but

let the South New Brighton club

do the production.

Other local clubs including

Sumner and New Brighton are

registered to use the app and

there is talk of it being used in

Dunedin this summer as well.

The 2017 Surf Life Saving New

Zealand Awards of Excellence

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service awards.

Some of the top awards

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OPPORTUNITY: (From left) – Jane Gregg, director of Life in

Vacant Trust; Jeremy Brown, general manager Canterbury

Recovery Group at LINZ; Minister supporting Greater

Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch

East MP Poto Williams get a tour of the new land made

available to the LiVS Trust.

Large area of

red zone land

handed to trust

CANTABRIANS ARE a step

closer to reconnecting with the

residential red zone land thanks

to a joint effort between the

Government and a local trust,

Minister supporting Greater

Christchurch Regeneration Nicky

Wagner says.

On Sunday, Ms Wagner handed

over 90,000m2 on Brooker Ave,

in Burwood, to the Life in Vacant

Spaces Trust.

“Land Information New

Zealand and LiVS have been

working together for some time

to create a space within the red

zone for community projects,” Ms

Wagner says.

“This area was once home to

thousands of people and while

about 30 private property owners

remain, the land is largely vacant

and underutilised.

“This is an opportunity

to breathe life back into the

area while encouraging the

community to think more

about how we use it in the longrun.

“It also ties in with work by

Regenerate Christchurch to

develop a regeneration plan for

the area.”

LiVS, which uses vacant

land to create exciting and

entrepreneurial transitional

projects, has been granted a yearlong

licence to use the site.

Projects will likely focus on

community recreation, health

and wellbeing, nature and

conservation, and art.

Success for SBHS band

• By Sophie Cornish

WHAT STARTED out as

a project to gain NCEA

achievement standards has

grown into a success story for

Shirley Boys’ High School band

Fuzhun.

After being together for

only three months, the band

competed in their first competition

in July last year at the

Smokefreerockquest regionals in

Canterbury, where they took out

first place and advanced to the

national finals.

This year they have achieved

even more, winning regionals

again and advancing through

to nationals in Auckland on

September 2.

There, lead vocalist Gideon

Valavala won the award for best

vocalist, pocketing $1000 prize

money.

The boys also competed at the

Smokefree Pacifica Beats nationals

which took place on the

same weekend, taking out first

place in the New Zealand Music

Commission best song award for

their original track Champion

Sound. They received $500 in

prize money.

Music teacher at Shirley Boys’

Brad Bates said the project began

as a way for the boys to gain

NCEA credits.

“It was a project-based idea

where we could get them in a

band and if they contribute and

write a song together, they could

Gideon’s big moment

•From page 1

The winning song champion

sound was written by

Gideon in a day, right before

the heats for the regional

Smokefreerockquest in Canterbury.

Gideon hopes to pursue

with singing in the future,

whether it be becoming a

solo artist, progressing as a

band with Fuzhun after high

school or travelling around

with his church band.

Inspiration for his songs

HAVING FUN: Fuzhun performing at Smokefreerockquest.

get competition and group performance

credits,” he said.

Mr Bates is proud of what the

boys have achieved.

“The simply formed a band

and kept things rolling,” he said.

Local musician Jed Parson has

been mentoring the group and

providing assistance at rehearsals.

Band members include

Gideon Valavala (guitar and vocals),

Tasipale Valavala (drums),

Michael Mose (vocals), Loutoa

Osai (bass), Temuera Hay (lead

guitar), Josh Mosa’ati (vocals)

and Keenan Jarvis (vocals).

The band’s success has gained

them opportunities within the

community, including performing

in front of 70,000 people at

Sparks in the Park in February

is gained from a variety of

artists and music he listens

to.

“I listen to all sorts of artists,

it doesn’t faze me what

I listen to, it gives me a lot of

ideas for what I can use for

our band. It could be anything

from old school music

like James Brown, Queen,

The Beatles, Frank Sinatra or

new school people like Bruno

Mars and hip-hop artists like

Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole,”

he said.

of this year.

A member of the Christchurch

Symphony Orchestra arranged

one of their songs and performed

it with them at the event.

In March they also performed

at the Linwood Youth Festival,

an annual celebration of culture

within the community.

The band is made up of year

12 and year 13 students. Four

members will return to school

next year and three will be leaving,

however, the band hopes

they can still perform together

at future events.

Mr Bates is optimistic about

the depth in Shirley Boys’ music

and that they will be able to

form with another group and

compete at Smokefreerockquest

in 2018.

WINNER: Gideon Valavala with his

award for best vocalist.

Wai: We care


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SPORTS

MVP: Haeata’s Sua Aiiloilo, seen here against Trident High

School in the semi-final, was named MVP in the final against

Marcellin College.

TACKLE:

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defend

against

Trident High

School.

• By Sophie Cornish

HAEATA Community Campus’

rugby league team made it to the

development grade final of the

New Zealand secondary schools

rugby league tournament in

Auckland on Thursday.

The team lost to Marcellin College

from Auckland 30-8 in the

final of the development grade.

Sua Aiiloilo, a year 13 student

at Haeata, was named MVP for

the final.

Haeata came up against Trident

High School from Whakatane in

the semi-final and won 14-10 in a

thrilling golden point finish.

An error from Trident meant

Haeata were able to score a try in

the second half of extra time.

“The boys went crazy, the

sideline went crazy and as soon

as the hooter went we ran out

there to get our boys,” said coach

Te Wairau.

The team entered the competiton

for the first time under its

new school name.

Previously, Wairau has attended

the tournament with

CELEBRATE: The Haeata team after winning their semi-final.

Aranui High School, along with

five other players from the Haeata

team.

After losing their first game to

Onehunga High School 12-32,

the team came back in their next

two games of pool play to beat

Papakura High School 16-30 and

Francis Douglas Memorial College

from New Plymouth 20-28.

Wairau was proud of the team’s

ability to come back after a loss in

their first game.

“The boys were really resilient,”

he said.

After attending the tournament

previously, Wairau knew it would

be challenging and wasn’t sure

how far the Haeata side would

get. His goals for the tournament

were for the team to work better

together.

“We needed to build on our

camaraderie together.”

“We’re one of the smallest

teams and one of the youngest

teams, but the boys have shown a

whole heap of pride in the jersey,”

he said. Next year the team will

only lose a couple of players who

are year 13. Wairau is hoping to

build on his young talent and

continue in the development

grade next season.

Brighton cricket’s new president plans to fundraise for clubrooms

• By Sophie Cornish

NEW PRESIDENT Wade Burrell

is gearing up for another season

with New Brighton, in spite of

still being without its clubrooms.

An arson attack in 2015 saw the

clubrooms go up in flames. Fiftyeight

years of history was lost,

and no insurance was paid due

to high premiums, meaning the

club was left with very little.

The possibility of getting a new

clubrooms is still at least three

years away, according to Burrell,

who said it has been an uphill

battle with fundraising and city

council consents.

“There is still a lot of red tape

we have to cut through,” he said.

Having no insurance has made

things “a hell of a lot harder,” he

said. “Ultimately, we would like

to get back on the ground with

some sort of presence in regards

to a building.”

Burrell is appealing to businesses

who may be interested in

making donations to the club.

Fundraising is already under

way, with $2500 collected from

a number of sponsors, including

long-time supporter Hellers

butchery.

With an estimated eight junior

teams this season, the club is

hoping every player will be

able to receive a new playing

shirt.

Burrell is optimistic sponsors

may also come forward to donate

much-needed trophies.

Being elected president was a

great feeling for Burrell, who is

following in his father Derek’s

footsteps. He was also club president.

Burrell has been a member of

the club since age four and plays

in the senior A team alongside

his 17-year-old nephew, Caleb,

making it quite the family affair.

The New Brighton Cricket Club

committee’s ultimate goal is to

have a new clubrooms built at

Rawhiti Domain, where parents

and children can enjoy a friendly,

social space after a day of cricket.

Registrations for the upcoming

season are now open.

Burrell encourages anyone

interested in finding out more

to log onto the New Brighton

Cricket Club Facebook page.

IN ACTION: Wade Burrell faces a ball while playing for New

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Tuesday September 12 2017 19

Reading to Dogs

Wednesday, 3.30-4.30

Encourage your children’s

reading skills in a relaxed and

fun environment. The programme’s

furry friends have

all been trained and tested for

health, safety and temperament.

Library staff and a dog handler

will be present at all times to help

facilitate the sessions. Sessions

are 15min.

New Brighton Library, Marine

Pde

Aranui Creation Station

Wednesday 10am-noon

This initiative from Otautahi

Creative Spaces encourages people

to use their imagination and

encourage their crafty side. Make

new friends and share ideas and

tips on creative projects. It’s free

to take part and everyone is welcome

to go along and share their

crafty side.

109 Aldershot St. Free entry

Game Zone

Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm

An hour of fun playing

favourite games like minecraft,

charades, connect four and

pictionary. Learn and develop

strategies in new games such as

dutch blitz, heads up, hand and

foot, and group games. Join in

for X-box and PS4 tournaments.

Take your friends or meet some

Email sophie.cornish@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Friday

new ones; all children aged eight

to 12 welcome. No booking or

payment required.

Linwood Library, 1st Floor Eastgate

Shopping Centre

Ascot Scrabble Group

Friday, 12.45pm

Challenge your word knowledge

with other like-minded folk. Join

in with this friendly group suitable

for beginners or experienced

players. Cost $3 which includes

afternoon tea.

Ascot Community Centre, Ascot

Ave, North New Brighton

Learner Licence Course

Friday, 9.30-11.30am

Get the knowledge and confidence

you need to succeed when

sitting your learners licence test.

This course is delivered by Literacy

Christchurch who provide

you with laptops to use during

the class time to sit practice tests

and for researching questions.

The course does not include the

actual test, or the fee to sit the

actual test.

Aranui Library, 109 Aldershot

St

​Imagination Station

Friday-Monday, 9.30am-

5.30pm

Lego lovers, head down to the

Imagination Station pop-up facility

in New Brighton. The popular

centre uses Lego and Duplo as a

medium for learning and creativity.

Carnaby Lane, Brighton Mall

Seaside Market

Saturday, 10am-2pm

Head to the seaside this weekend

and enjoy live entertainment,

great food, fresh produce, artisan

bread, arts, crafts, jewellery and

more. With a bouncy castle and

free face-painting for the littlies.

New Brighton Mall

DIY Workshops

Saturday and Sunday, 11am-

1pm

Roll up your sleeves and learn

to have fun with DIY this month

as part of Bunnings Warehouse

Shirley’s adult DIY workshops.

These free, hands-on workshops

will give you the confidence to

tackle your own home and outdoor

projects.

197 Marshland Rd

Golden Oldies Movies

Monday, 1pm

Every Monday the New

Brighton Museum plays a film

classic and this week it’s Shiralee,

a drama by Peter Finch from

1957. Before the movie, enjoy a

cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit,

An open invitation

is extended for the

public to join Trees

for Canterbury,

to participate in a

‘planting day’, with the

Travis Wetland Trust

and the Regional Park

Rangers of the city

council. The plants

donated by Trees for

Canterbury will be

planted to extend the

dry/coastal forest

adjacent to the Beach

Rd entrance. Take

family, friends and

a spade. Barbecue

lunch. Saturday, 10am-

12.30pm. Meet at the

Beach Rd car park in

Travis Wetland. Look

for signs directing to

the planting site.

it’s a good way to start the week

and meet some new people. $2

donation.

8 Hardy St.

Mystical Fair

A number of holistic practitioners

from healers, mediums

to chrystals will be happy to help

with any questions or guidance

you may need. Hot and cold food

available. Disability toilets and

parking. Gold coin donation,

includes entry into the prize

draw.

170 Burwood Rd,

Waitakiri Primary School

hall.

Help us keep the

Santa Parade going...

The Christchurch City Council

funds 50% of this ‘not for profit’

event and we thank them for

their contribution.

However, the Trust is appealing

for further assistance from the

public through our ‘Give a little’

page.

All donations are gratefully

accepted.

Please help with a donation

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SENIOR LIVING

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Golden Healthcare

Group Residential

Care Services

Candles can cause chaos

• By Mark Thomas –

specialist fire investigator

I SUPPOSE in spring you

can expect some extremes

of weather, so the heavy

rain last weekend, followed

by a frost and then a

nor’wester shouldn’t be a

surprise.

Most people will have

seen the news about the

whole house slipping away

over in Charteris Bay but

less will be aware that

the same day a leak in a

commercial building in

Mandeville St caused a

large enough build-up of

water for portions of the

ceiling to collapse.

STOKED: Celyn

Bennet with his

Boggy Creek

model train

layout. PHOTO:

ROY SINCLAIR

• By Roy Sinclair

TEENAGER Celyn Bennet

is an unrepentant railway

devotee.

He best expresses his

interest by creating model

railway layouts.

Owing to space

limitations, two of

his projects are set up

outdoors. Both layouts are

based on the popular HO

scale or a ratio of 1:87.

One of his layouts is

‘Boggy Creek’, which

Celyn exhibited at last

year’s BIG Model Train

Show in Christchurch.

It represents a one-time

bush tramway associated

with a pioneer New

Zealand sawmill.

He said he “liked the

look of” the layout’s

integrated sawmill

building and rustic steam

shovel.

In these circumstances

fire crews can only do so

much, using tarpaulins to

either direct water away or

to protect contents.

THen those affected must

start the long process of

repair.

A couple of weeks ago I

mentioned the bad practice

of putting combustible

materials on a stove top.

You just never know when

an element might be on,

just turned off or turned

on while the article is

there.

THis happened again

on Monday evening in

Percival St. This time

a plastic coffee maker

The second layout is

‘Tussock Flats’, a work in

progress for this year’s

show.

It represents a typical

1950s New Zealand country

railway station with

sidings and a main line.

Celyn is involved with

the Canterbury Railway

Society at Ferrymead and

the Mainline Steam Trust

at Sockburn.

“The catalyst for modelling

was from watching

James May’s Toy Stories

television programme,

where he talked about

his fascination with

well-known model train

brands, such as Hornby,”

Celyn said.

He utilises technology

when designing and

building rolling stock or

line side structures. He

will compile items on his

was involved. Only

smoke damage resulted.

Unfortunately ‘only

smoke damage’ stinks and

continues to for days, or

even weeks.

Finally one of my pet

hates – candles, used for

ambience. A fire last week

at Rapaki was the result

of this practice where a

bath mat caught on fire.

So did the plastic bath.

Confusion ensued.

Finally the taps were

turned on causing water

to flow through the hole in

the bath to the level below

via a light fitting. All

because of candles. Please

don’t.

Teen makes tracks for model show

computer and send them

as a 3D model to his 3D

printer.

The printer then builds

the solid item in fine layers

of plastic.

Celyn sources plans

from the NZ Model Railway

journal and compiles

his computer model utilising

AutoCAD Fusion 360

software, which is free for

students.

The Tussock Flats layout

will be operated by Hornby

elink from his PC or an

app on his smart phone.

•Meet Celyn and his

Tussock Flats layout

at the BIG Model Train

Show on October 7 and

8 at Pioneer Leisure

Centre, 75 Lyttelton

St, Somerfield. The

theme at this year’s

show will be youth and

technology

Golden Healthcare Group’s

position at the forefront of

Canterbury’s residential care

services is cemented by a

state-of-the-art facility being

developed at Lady Wigram

Retirement Village providing

hotel-style accommodation

for those residents who enjoy

being part of a vibrant, social

community.

One of the villas built during

the first stage of construction

has been converted to

accommodate social events

such as bowls, happy hours, high teas and

television viewing of sports fixtures.

Once the project is complete, it will

comprise 101 villas, 73 apartments, and

100 care beds. The proposed facilities will

include a rest home, hospital, and dementia

facilities, and permanent amenities such

as a community centre, Bowling Green,

swimming and spa pools, a gym, a theatre,

a library, and a hairdressing salon.

The villas will be offered in a

combination of two and three bedrooms

whereas apartment residents will have a

121 Skyhawk Road

choice between one and two bedrooms.

The Lady Wigram Retirement Village is

a short stroll from The Landing, the central

retail hub of the Wigram Skies subdivision,

and only a short drive to Hornby Mall, the

Hornby Working Men’s Club and the city.

Rest home care is provided in the Golden

Age Rest Home and Brookhaven Rest

Home, both of which also encompass

retirement villages. Brookhaven also

has a dementia care unit along with the

dedicated Camellia Court, Albarosa, and

Somerfield rest homes. Furthermore,

the Hoon Hay Rest Home is a dedicated

dementia wing, but the Hoon Hay House

on the same site specialises in mental

health.

Within the facilities, there are plenty

of opportunities to create unique

environments for differing requirements

for residents. Nursing care is provided

by registered nurses, and health is well

monitored. An activities co-ordinator

ensures residents will never be bored and

they participate in programmed activities,

games, sing-alongs with performances by

visiting entertainers, library book exchange

and exercise programmes. The group has

four vans to utilise for residents outings.

Golden Healthcare employs 260 at its

facilities which care for about 350 residents.

All staff are highly trained, experienced,

and qualified in their roles.

Respite care is also provided at all

facilities.

The Golden Healthcare Group website

goldenhealthcare.co.nz provides full

contacts.

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to promote your

Business?

For local features

please contact

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03 364 7407

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

New hope for patients

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

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Depression and anxiety, often the result of ongoing

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Dr Lan’s treatment can give amazing, instant

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Tuesday September 12 2017 23

HEALTH & AWARENESS

Anxiety and breathing

– are they related?

When good breathing goes bad

Have you experienced any of these

breathing difficulty symptoms?

• Disturbed sleep

• Erratic heartbeats*

• Feeling anxious and uptight

• Upset gut/nausea

• Chest pains*

• Shattered confidence

• Tired all the time

• Achy muscles and joints

• Dizzy spells* or feeling spaced out

• Irritability or hypervigilance

• Frequent yawning and sighing

• Breathing discomfort*

• Pins and needles

• Feelings of ‘air hunger’

*Check with your doctor if you experience

these symptoms.

These questions are asked on

the website www.BradCliff.com.

BradCliff was started by North Island

physiotherapists Dinah Bradley and

Tania Cliffton Smith, who specialise in

hyperventilation and anxiety treatment.

Their website notes one in 10 people

experience some form of breathing pattern

disorder or chronic over breathing at some

time in their lives, resulting in a range

of disturbing or frightening symptoms

puzzling to you and your doctor.

You feel unwell because of overbreathing,

and overbreathing makes you feel unwell.

A vicious cycle is established, which is a

major stress all by itself. This is experienced

currently by many Cantabrians, says Ietje

van Stolk of Physical Sense Gym & Physio.

As she explains, it is normal to breathe fast

and in the upper chest when we are in danger

and fight or flight is needed. We know all

about that here, due to the earthquakes.

Normally, once the danger is gone, our

breathing should restore itself within a

couple of days. We would then be using the

diaphragm for our normal nonstressed

breathing. We have been having a hard

time restoring our breathing pattern

here in Canterbury because every time

our body tried to achieve that, the next

aftershock came rolling in. Even though the

aftershocks have significantly diminished,

some people’s fight or flight mode

breathing has become chronic, or habitual,

Ietje says. And, as she points out, using the

wrong muscles for breathing means these

overworked muscles cause headaches, neck

pain and jaw pain.

With fast upper chest breathing, sighing

and yawning, the resulting disturbance

of our oxygen and carbon dioxide levels

can give us the feeling we are not able to

control our own body. One moment you

are feeling fine, next moment your chest

feels tight, you feel out of breath, your

heart beats erratically and you may even

experience dizziness and/or tingling.

Very scary if you do not understand what

is happening. No wonder this causes

anxiety. Not being the boss over our own

body makes us anxious, anxiety feeds the

faulty breathing pattern, and so it goes on.

The BradCliff physiotherapists have

established a national network of

practitioners that regularly train together

and can help you overcome this problem.

Physical Sense is part of that network.

Physical Sense Gym and Physio is located at 300 Colombo Street, Sydenham. The Blue Line Bus stops in front of the door and there is ample

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Tuesday September 12 2017 25

REAL ESTATE

Location and style

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Auction: Thursday, 28 September 2017 Unless Sold Prior

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Situated on the highly desirable lower

slopes of Cashmere Hills, this lovely home

is a testimony to the architecture of Jonty

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cut above the average with stunning rimu

cathedral ceilings and timber detailing

bringing warmth and spaciousness.

Step into the welcoming entranceway

to view the stunning living area set below.

A large welcoming space with room to

entertain and to flow out onto the generous

decking. The separate formal dining offers

ample space for your dinner parties. The

kitchen is modern and opens into a second

smaller living room or ‘snug’. A cosy space

for those busy evenings after work to relax

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There are three double bedrooms, all

opening onto a deck, two with mezzanine

floors and the master having an ensuite

and walk in robe, plus a good-sized family

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hard work has been done. There is also a

fourth bedroom upstairs, a great teenage

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On the practical side, this home has the

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central heating and a large laundry.

Step from your kitchen onto a sunny

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What’s On

Entertainment

To advertise, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

Full programme of top line acts

THE Hornby WMC has a full programme

of top line acts gracing its stages this

weekend.

Australian based drag revue, Drags to

Bitches dazzles with two

performances in the Sports

Hall - Friday and Saturday

night. is ACE Award

Winning production will

showcase all the artistic

aspects in the drag and

entertainment industries:

the art of costume, music,

voice, yodelling, dance,

comedy, sculpture and a

few surprises. Tickets $40. Show starts at

8pm.

Home Grown Country is currently

touring, playing one only Christchurch

show in the Westivew Lounge on Friday

night.

Talented country music artists Bevan

Gardiner, Cam Scott, Melissa Partridge,

and Yvonne Munro will be joined by Peter

Kesha and James Davy in a spectacular

country music showcase. Tickets $15, door

sales $20. Show starts at 7.30pm.

Saturday sees the return of Timaru’s

‘most versatile band’... e C-Bay Band.

ey play a mix of Jazz, Country and Rock

‘n’ Roll. Made up of Tony Atwood (lead

vocals); Heath Rainey (lead

guitar/keyboard); Ross Polson (bass/vcoals);

John Shoaf (guitar/trumpet); and George

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Annual Report

1 January 2017 to 30 July 2017

I’m proudly standing up for Christchurch East and Backing the Kiwi Dream.

This overview of my work and activities in Christchurch East, in my portfolios and in

Parliament shows what I’m doing about your concerns and the needs of our community.

There’s been a lot of talk about a two-speed recovery in

Christchurch. While we are making progress and it’s exciting

to see new developments across our city, for many, it can’t

come fast enough.

It’s shameful that six years on, people are still trying to solve

EQC and insurance claims, or have their shoddy ‘repairs’

fixed.

Christchurch deserves a new vision. We deserve a

government that will take a ‘hands on’ approach with our city,

and work harder to unlock our potential.

On September 23rd consider giving both your candidate

and party vote to the Labour Party. With your candidate vote,

I can continue working for you. Inside, I share the stories of

Cantabrians who have struggled with EQC, health, housing

and education. With my hard-working electorate team, we’ve

fought to get them better outcomes that will improve their

lives.

We know that these challenges are not unique to

Christchurch East. Families around wider Canterbury and

across New Zealand are facing similar struggles and

hardship.

That’s why this election, I’m also asking for your party vote.

In a Labour-led government I will be in a stronger position to

represent you and the interests of our community, while

bringing in policies that benefit our country as a whole.

Christchurch’s regeneration depends on us tackling our

local, every-day challenges, while keeping an eye on the

bigger vision for New Zealand. That’s why these stories are

so important. They represent people across our city and our

country who face similar issues.

By voting for Poto Williams and Labour, we can build a better

Christchurch and New Zealand together.


Housing

Alan and Yuki Paynter

Alan and Yuki’s Burwood home needed four rounds of repairs.

They were just one of 2325 Canterbury homes being reviewed by EQC for their

sub-standard repair work. Three years on, the stress and frustration while waiting

for EQC’s decision for the best way to repair their home was taking its toll.

I fought for the Paynter’s home to be properly reviewed, and for all the damage

caused by the earthquakes and sub-standard repairs to be fixed. Alan and Yuki

can finally call their house a home again.

Labour wants Christchurch to thrive, so our plan focuses on breaking the

deadlocks slowing down our regeneration. We will:

• Establish an arbitration tribunal to fast-track dispute resolutions

between homeowners, insurers and EQC.

• Inject $400k into the Residential Advisory Service, and $500k into

Community Law so you can access legal advice.

Hardship

• Start a Royal Commission into EQC to get to the bottom of the many

issues Cantabrians have faced since 2011.

Pete Lawrence

Work and Income cut Pete Lawrence’s disability benefit without warning. When he

contacted WINZ to ask why, Pete was told he hadn’t supplied details and receipts for his

annual review, which he also wasn’t notified of.

Pete is a tetraplegic and has relied on a wheelchair for mobility for 32 years. He asked for

my help to appeal his case, and we fought to have his disability benefit reinstated with

back-pay.

Labour believes New Zealand can be a place where everyone lives well, and with

dignity. We will:

• Bring in new policies and staff training at Work and Income to change the

culture, and make sure people can access what they are entitled to.

• Increase the Accommodation Supplement, Working for Families payments,

and implement a Families package, meaning more money for low and

middle income families.

• Raise the abatement threshold for beneficiaries, making it easier to transition into

employment.

Cyril Edwards

Health

The ongoing pain in his knee was making it harder for Cyril to drive trucks and earn a

living.

No matter how hard he tried, Cyril couldn’t even see a specialist to be referred for an

operation. The pain was so bad, he was considering quitting his job and going on a

benefit for a few years until he was able to collect superannuation.

I made sure Cyril’s knee was examined by a specialist. Now he’s recovering well, and

happy to be returning to work again.

Labour will invest an additional $8 billion in health over four years. Better access to

early treatment will keep people healthier and reduce the burden on our health

system. We will:

• Repair the relationship with the Canterbury District Health Board, so services are

properly resourced to reach the people who need them.

• Cut GP fees by $10 per visit, with $8 GP visits for Community Services Card

holders.

• Fund free mental health care in the community, including an extra eighty mental

health professionals across Christchurch schools.


Sarah*

In the middle of a custody battle with her ex-partner, Sarah needed to show

adequate housing to keep and protect her children.

Having left her partner, she was now living with her mother who also cared for a number

of children, including one severely autistic child. Sadly, this meant nine children and two

adults sharing a four bedroom house.

Sarah struggled to get on the waiting list, but with our support, we got her on the list and

assessed as a high priority. She is now in her own home with her three children.

Labour believes housing is a right, and we want all New Zealanders to have a fair shot

at living in a warm, dry home. We will:

• Build more state houses, end the state house sell-off, and turn Housing

New Zealand back into a public service.

• Establish an Affordable Housing Authority to cut through red tape and get

more homes built fast.

• Crack down on property speculators and create a level playing field for

first home buyers.

Name changed to protect privacy.

Housing

Education

Miniene Kata

Miniene’s son is a great student. He does well on the rugby field, in the classroom and has

a bright future ahead of him.

When Miniene’s husband passed away, she struggled to meet ends meet while making

sure her son received a good education.

Miniene came to me for help, and together we found a solution to pay for her son’s

education so he could stay in school.

Labour will invest in improving the quality of our education system, making it more

accessible and affordable. We will:

• Invest an extra $4 billion over four years to deliver a modern education system.

• Ensure that schooling is genuinely free by offering an extra $150 per student to

state and state integrated schools that don’t ask parents for donations.

• Introduce 3 years of free post-school education, allowing access to university,

polytechnic or on-job training for young New Zealanders

Labour has a vision for Christchurch. Our city is rebuilding, but for many it feels like a

two-speed rebuild.

Labour will begin implementing our plan for Canterbury immediately, showing our

commitment to get our region moving, and thriving. We will:

• Commit an additional $100 million to public transport, including commuter rail

from Rolleston to the CBD.

• Restore full democracy to Environment Canterbury.

• Partner with the City Council and stakeholders to deliver government funding to

the New Brighton Masterplan and Regeneration Project.

• Establish a $300 million capital fund to develop the red zone, contribute towards

a new stadium, and deal with the gaps in our local infrastructure.

Supporting Christchurch


Electorate Office Activity

Other Activity

Number of Queries

ACC 2 EARTHQUAKE 60 CYF 9

IMMIGRATION 18 CONSUMER AFFAIRS 0 HEALTH 11

WINZ/MSD 55 POWER/ENERGY 1 IRD 7

MEET THE MP 42 FAMILY COURT 2 JP 64

HARDSHIP 14 DISABILITY 2 ECAN 5

HOUSING 34 KIWISAVER 1 POLICE 4

TRANSPORT 4 EDUCATION 4 SENIORS 2

CCC 12 EMPLOYMENT 1 GENERAL 51

Parliamentary Work

WRITTEN QUESTIONS 136

EVENTS AND MTGS EX WGTN 209

MEDIA APPEARANCES 496

STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS WGTN 50

DEBATE CALLS 24

OIA REQUESTS 19

SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTIONS 16

PRIMARY ORAL QUESTIONS 4

We respond to a wide range of issues from our New Brighton Electorate Office.

In the last six months, we answered 414 queries, most of them regarding Justice

of the Peace services which are relatively straightforward.

More people are asking for help with earthquake issues compared to the last

six months. The government should have stepped in a long time ago to stop

EQC and insurance companies holding up people’s recovery. Labour’s

arbitration tribunal policy will break deadlocks and get our rebuild back on

track.

Labour has solutions for the people asking for help with hardship, housing,

WINZ and the Ministry of Social Development. Our Winter Energy Payment will

give an extra boost for seniors and beneficiaries struggling to heat their home.

We’ll also require all houses to be warm, dry and healthy, and will give grants to

landlords and homeowners to achieve that.

The culture at WINZ must change. Too many people have had their disability or

unemployment benefit cut without notice, and I’ve had to advocate for people

to simply get what they are entitled to. Labour will modernise our welfare

system so it aligns with the job market and is fair and accessible for all.

To help those coming to me with accommodation issues, Labour will make

Housing New Zealand a public service again. It’s one job will be providing

quality housing for people in need, and not paying a dividend to the

government.

Labour will end plans to sell off state homes, and through our KiwiBuild

programme and Affordable Housing Authority, we’ll build more houses. This

will create a level playing field for first home buyers and reduce the Housing

New Zealand waiting list. No New Zealander should be homeless. We’re a

better country than that.

During the last six months in parliament I have helped hold the government to

account by asking 136 Written Questions and making 19 Official Information Act

Requests.

In parliament I made 44 speeches during many debates and bill discussions,

including on the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Bill, which gave a pay rise

to 55,000 care and support workers in the aged and disability sectors.

I held 14 forums for community organisations across the country, and have

created policy based on what they need. Under a Labour-led government,

community and voluntary organisations can engage in advocacy without the fear

of losing their funding or charitable status.

When the Minister for Disability Issues tried cutting funding to IDEA services or

said she would rather be on the harbour than in meetings with disability groups, I

challenged her and held her accountable.

Working with the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians, I helped secure

$50,000 to fund Shakti Women’s Refuge. This vital organisation empowers

women and children of all cultures, while protecting victims of domestic abuse.

Labour recognises the importance of New Brighton to the wider eastern

rebuild. While this government cut funding, a Labour-led government will back the

New Brighton Regeneration Project.

I remain committed to serving the communities of Christchurch East, and

working with my Labour Party colleagues to improve conditions for people across

New Zealand. Giving both your candidate and your party vote to Labour will let me

continue serving you for the next four years.

Authorised by Andrew Kirton, 160 Willis Street, Wellington

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