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I DO: Ashley Van de Loo and her fiance Zane Thoms will have the wedding they and their children, Millie and Luke, dreamed of

after all.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER ​

Wedding dream comes true

• By Bridget Rutherford

ASHLEY VAN de Loo cancelled

her big wedding to fiance Zane

Thoms when her brother was

diagnosed with a rare disease.

But her North New Brighton

community wasn’t having a bar

of it.

The couple got engaged in

August, and started planning

Mural livens up Mairehau

A drab wall on Innes Rd has

been brought to life with art by

primary school pupils

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their big day.

But four weeks later, Miss Van

de Loo’s 18-year-old brother,

Mitchell Pasco, was diagnosed

with Takayasu arteritis, which

causes chronic inflammation of

large blood vessels and arteries.

His condition means he

could have a heart attack at

any time, and has to have

chemotherapy, medical

appointments and daily

medication.

So they decided to cancel their

big wedding plans to focus on

his recovery.

“I always dreamed of that

beautiful, big wedding. But it

wasn’t the right thing to do,”

Miss Van de Loo said.

Instead, they opted to marry

at the registry office followed by

Flame files finale

After 518 columns Mark Thomas

has one final message before

retiring – check smoke alarms

a barbecue reception at home on

January 18, which will be their

10-year anniversary.

On Monday, Miss Van de

Loo posted on the Peoples

Independent Republic of New

Brighton Facebook page to see

if anyone had fairy lights, trestle

tables or decorations for the

barbecue.

•Turn to page 4

Sunday 18 March 2018

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Vandals

damage

$20,000

pool

cover

• By Sarla Donovan

VANDALS HAVE damaged a

new $20,000 plastic roof at the

Bromley School swimming pool.

They cut a hole big enough for

a person to climb through last

Saturday.

Contractor Darren King had

recently finished putting on the

new roof.

“It’s never going to look nice for

another eight years (when it will

be replaced),“ Mr King said.

“It’s like cutting a hole in a

tent – you can patch it but it will

never look the same.”

The roof is made from greenhouse

plastic and shade-cloth

and measures 16m x 30m.

“We’d have to strip it all back

and replace the lot,” Mr King

said.

Principal Scot Kinley said it

was “very disappointing” for the

pupils.

As well as the damaged roof,

the vandals attacked the pool

enclosure.

They broke the toilet cisterns,

poured liquid soap from the dispensers

into the pool and threw

in chairs and other items.

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ride on the Rapanui-Shag Rock cycleway.

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Tuesday December 19 2017 3

News

Clearing starts on section

But owner

won’t say

when it will

be finished

• By Bridget Rutherford

THE OWNER of an overgrown

property in Avondale is refusing

to say when the site will be

completely cleared.

Last week, Pegasus Post

reported Maree Ross had tried

for 18 months to get some action

on the overgrown mess on

the property next door to her

Woolley St home.

She said it was a fire risk,

attracted vermin and insects,

and looked awful.

On Wednesday and Thursday,

the property’s owner removed a

small amount of the vegetation

with a weed whacker and

chainsaw. But work ceased on

Friday.

Owner Michael Hindmarsh

would not talk to Pegasus Post

about when they would finish

clearing the site.

“No comment,” he said

yesterday.

Ms Ross said although she was

WORRIED: Maree Ross in the overgrown empty section

yesterday and (right) last week. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER

thrilled work had started, she

wanted to see more done before

Christmas.

She said a lot of vegetation

had been cut down and was now

sitting on the ground, which

could create a fire risk when it

dried out.

“If anything, it’s going to be

worse than ever,” she said.

“I’ve got Christmas Eve and

New Year’s Eve with a fire risk

and a park behind me. I’m very

worried.”

It had also heightened her hayfever,

she said.

She planned on calling Mr

Hindmarsh today to ask more

be cleared before Christmas.

Originally, the city council

said the maintenance of

private properties was not its

responsibility unless there was

a fire risk or it encroached onto

footpaths.

It said there was no fire risk

because the vegetation was still

green.

But after questions from the

Pegasus Post, the city council

later contacted the owners to ask

the site be cleared, starting last

week.

“I just thank you guys

[Pegasus Post] on what’s been

actioned. Because the council

sure as heck wasn’t,” Ms Ross

said.

City council head of

regulatory compliance Tracey

Weston said the site would be

revisited early in the new year

and, if it had not been cleared,

it would be reassessed as to

whether it was a fire risk.

The property is next

to Woolley St Kidsfirst

kindergarten which was also

concerned about the fire risk.

The owners bought the

property after the February 22,,

2011, earthquake, Ms Ross said.

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In Brief

Fire rages, homes at risk

PLAYGROUND OPENING

The opening of the New Brighton

beachside playground will take

place tomorrow. Development

Christchurch will host the event

from 10.30-11.30am, which

will see the $8 million play area

and paddling pool on Marine

Pde opened to the public. The

playground includes a splash

water area and the famous New

Brighton whale pool, as well as a

waka, sandpit and a play area for

children with disabilities.

PARK FITNESS TRAIL

Burwood Park’s fitness trail

equipment has been ordered

but due to the number of pieces,

the type of equipment and the

upcoming holidays, the order

will not be delivered until mid-

February. The city council’s work

schedule means a late February

or early March installation date

is likely. It will take about four

weeks to complete the installation.

GARDEN AWARDS

The Coastal-Burwood

Community Board has allocated

$3000 to its annual community

board garden pride awards. The

Burwood-Coastal garden awards

will be judged in January, with a

ceremony taking place in March

or April at the Waitikiri Golf

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News

Mural brings Mairehau alive

Pupils inspire

Innes Rd art

• By Julia Evans

A DRAB wall in Mairehau

has come to life with colourful

artwork – an idea sparked

entirely by local children.

When asked what was

wrong with their community,

Mairehau Primary School pupils

said the area needed more

colour.

So Richard ‘Popx’ Baker was

enlisted to paint a mural on a

wall between the school and

Innes Rd.

The Neighbourhood Trust

and Child and Youth Friendly

Cities organised the artwork,

which features Mairehau pupils

planting a garden.

Trust manager Ginny Larsen

said it has been a great result

from a collaborative effort.

“The project started two-anda-half

years ago when the trust

was working with children from

Mairehau Primary asking them

what they liked about the area,

what they didn’t like and what

they would like to change,” she

said.

One of the main themes was

that the pupils found Mairehau

a “bit grey” and wanted “more

LIKE BANKSY: George Croton, teacher Alice McGinty,

Luseane Alexander, Chelsea Radcliffe and Amy Scott in front

of the mural on Innes Rd. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS

colour and vibrancy” in the

area.

The pupils took photos and

made up a board of ideas.

“One of the things they

suggested was a mural,” Ms

Larsen said.

But the trust quickly hit a

road block.

Said Ms Larsen: “We thought

this would be lovely but we’ve

got no money.”

That’s when Child and Youth

Friendly Cities came on board.

Ms Larsen said the group

really liked the fact that it was

the voices and ideas of local

children being heard.

Many large-scale murals by

Baker feature across the city.

They include a building

at Phillipstown School through

to the “wall of love” in New

Brighton.

Community steps

up to give couple

dream wedding

•From page 1

Said Miss Van de Loo: “I

thought maybe someone has

bought fairy lights for Christmas

and were not using them.”

Within an hour, more than 100

people had offered help, including

photography, decorations,

wedding vehicles, a wedding

cake, suits and a wedding dress,

make-up, hair, a spray tan,

pounamu necklaces, help to set

up, and the use of Richmond’s

Avebury House.

They will now get married

there on January 20.

“We were just blown away

with the response. We feel like

we’ve won the Lotto. It’s practically

a dream come true; I’m still

speechless,” she said.

The couple, who met as teenagers,

moved to North New Brighton

with their children Millie, 5,

and Luke, 3, six months ago.

“It’s amazing, I love how everyone

bands together,” Miss Van de

Loo said.

“Within a month I would

walk down the street and people

would say hi. It’s just little

things like that. We’ve never

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had that before.”

Miss Van de Loo said Millie

was disappointed her parents

may not have had the big wedding

they hoped for.

“She was quite sad, even I was

sad, but that was what was important

to us at the time.”

Now they do not have to worry

about organising the wedding,

they can spend more time supporting

Mitchell.

“It could well have been his last

Christmas. He could have a heart

attack at any time,” Miss Van de

Loo said.

Millie would be her maid of

honour, while Luke would be Mr

Thoms’ best man.

Mitchell is one of four New

Zealanders to have Takayasu arteritis,

which most commonly

affects Asians and women.

It has damaged his heart so

much so that it is only working

at 28 per cent, Miss Van de Loo

said.

The future Mr and Mrs Thoms

are already thinking about paying

it forward, with a surprise

planned after they tie the knot for

those who had offered help.

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Tuesday December 19 2017 5

Pupils first to ride new cycleway

LINWOOD AVENUE School

pupils pedalled their way into

the history books last week

when they became the first to

ride on the Rapanui-Shag Rock

cycleway.

The first stage of the cycleway

was officially opened on

Wednesday morning.

It takes cyclists from Linwood

Park, through Linwood, into the

city centre – a journey of about

2.5km.

Eventually the cycleway will

stretch as far east as the Ferrymead

Bridge, where it will

link to the Christchurch Coastal

Pathway.

For Linwood Avenue School

pupils, the opening provided a

chance to not only try out the

new cycleway, but also a new

bicycle.

Some of the bicyles the school

used for cycle safety training

were stolen earlier this year so

a few city council staff donated

their old bikes to ICEcycles to

repair. ICEcycles have already

repaired and gifted one to a

student for Christmas.

The remaining bikes will be

distributed to the school early in

the new year.

“It’s fantastic to see the kids

on their bikes and enjoying the

new cycleway,’’ said Innes Ward

city councillor Pauline Cotter,

LINWOOD FLYER: Linwood Avenue School pupil Flute Kovati

was one of the first people to ride along the Rapanui-Shag

Rock cycleway. ​

who heads the city council’s

infrastructure, transport and

environment committee.

“The new cycleway routes are

about making it safer for kids

and people of all ages to cycle so

we become less reliant on cars

and lead healthier, active lives.

Hopefully, some of the kids

using the cycleway today will

become regular users,’’ said Cr

Cotter, who officially opened

the cycleway with Associate

Transport Minister Julie Anne

Genter.

The city council is building

13 major cycleway routes across

Christchurch.

Three routes – the Papanui

Parallel, the Little River Link

and the Uni-Cycle – have been

completed or substantially

completed. The remaining 10

are in various stages of planning

and implementation.

In late October and early

November, the city council

surveyed 625 cyclists who were

using the completed routes to

gauge their thoughts on the

cycleways.

Ninety-four per cent of people

who answered the survey

said they thought the new

physically separated cycleways

had improved their safety and

cycling comfort.

Eighty-three per cent stated

the new separated cycleways

had played a role in encouraging

them to make more trips by

cycle.

Ninety-two per cent of people

surveyed said they either

strongly agreed or agreed that

physically separated cycleways

should be installed on routes

throughout Christchurch.

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News

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Fire rages, homes at risk

QE II Park

attraction

slides

into place

EXPERIENCE thrilling twists

and turns down and an enclosed

flume or climb the walls at up

to 90deg angles when the QE II

centre hydroslide opens next year.

One of the biggest attractions at

QE II Park is already sliding into

place, with the new water feature

set to create a massive splash.

The bright blue hydroslide

landmark on the north-west

corner of the $38.6 million QE II

Sport and Recreation Centre is

being installed to signal the pool

site via Travis Rd.

City council operations

manager, western area recreation,

Nigel Cox, said the flumes have

been bolted into place as the pool

area takes shape.

“The 130m-long WhiteWater

AquaSphere raft slide is expected

to be fully installed by Christmas

and operational when the new QE

II centre opens in the middle of

next year,” Mr Cox said.

The original earthquakedamaged

QE II centre, which

was built to host the 1974

Commonwealth Games, was

demolished in 2012.

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News

Vandals

damage

school

pool

•From page 1

The pool had to be completely

drained and cleaned and fresh

chemicals were added, which Mr

Kinley said was very frustrating

given the city has been close to

imposing water restrictions.

Mr King went

to the school to

repair the damage

on Thursday.

He said it would

cost between $400

to $500 to fix,

but his company

Tunnel House

Tech would do

Scot Kinley the work free of

charge.

“It’s about the kids in that

school . . . Those kids wouldn’t

have any other means of learning

to swim.”

Roll growth has prompted

the Ministry of Education

to implement a zone around

Bromley and several other schools

in the city’s east this year.

ACHIEVERS: Mitchell Rowe, George Cox, Izak Dobbs and

James Hunt went to Government House in Wellington to

receive their Queen’s Badge awards. ​

IN SPITE of everything the

earthquakes threw at them,

four young leaders have been

awarded the highest award in

the Boys’ Brigade – the Queen’s

Badge.

Shirley brigade members

James Hunt, George Cox, Izak

Dobbs and Mitchell Rowe

were recently presented with

their badges and travelled to

Government House,

Wellington, to receive the

Local

News

Now

Digital reindeer invade Marshland park

A MARSHLAND park

will be transformed into a

winter wonderland where a

misbehaving yeti has trapped

Santa’s reindeer in an ice

world.

The city council is sponsoring

a Magical Park app experience

at Ouruhia Reserve on Chenery

Ave off Marshland Rd.

Children will help free the

reindeer captured by a yeti in a

snowy ice world and show them

the way to Santa’s sleigh, as

well as retrieve presents that

have been thrown around by

a bad elf.

The game, which uses a

mobile device and the Magical

Park app, allows children to

experience the park through

GAMER: From Friday, children

will be able to play an

app-based game at Ouruhia

Reserve on Chenery Ave off

Marshland Rd. ​

blended virtual worlds seen

through the app. The game will

be live from Friday and will run

until December 31.

City council head of parks

Brent Smith said Magical Park

used technology as a tool to get

young people outside enjoying a

local park.

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“We’re sure that kids are going

to have a lot of fun playing this

one, especially with a Christmas

theme this year. But they’ll also

be able to get some exercise

in the fresh air and enjoy the

natural world around them.”

The game is suitable for

children aged six to 11, has three

levels, and will take 30-60min

to play.

The app runs on iPhone and

iPads and Android devices with

compass, gyroscope, GPS and

accelerometer sensors.

You will need access to mobile

data or a hotspot to play.

Shirley boys earn Queen’s

Badge for brigade work

accompanying certificate from

Governor General Dame Patsy

Reedy.

To qualify for the prestigious

award, each boy had to

undertake at least 45 hours

community service, plan

and undertake a three-day

expedition, attend a week-long

leadership training course, as

well as qualify for several other

badges in the company over a

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Tuesday December 19 2017 7

McLachlan swims to medals

South Brighton

athlete eyes

up world stage

• By Andrew King

SOUTH NEW Brighton’s

Samantha McLachlan took out

four medals in the pool at the

Special Olympics New Zealand

national summer games in

Wellington.

The 21-year-old won gold in

the 25m butterfly, silver in the

25m and 50m freestyle and

bronze in the 4x25m medley

relay.

Her mother, Hayley, said she

has loved swimming since she

first got in the pool as an eightyear-old.

“She took the event very seriously

and trained about four

times a week in preparation for

it with others at the Graham

Condon pool,” she said.

Samantha wants to head to a

world games event at some stage.

“That is her goal,” she said.

She is also learning to become

a swim coach through her

trainer, Brid Collins.

She was one of a number of

Christchurch athletes to win

medals at the event.

•Indoor bowls

Kerry Horsham, Linwood,

and Carolyn Middleton,

Somerfield, silver in division

TOP EFFORT: Samantha McLachlan (front middle) won four

medals at the Special Olympics New Zealand national summer

games in Wellington.

B2 team event.

•Tenpin bowling

Team events: Richard

Willmott, New Brighton, Jessica

Stevens, Linwood, Ian

Dobbie, Halswell, Andrew

Westgarth, Northwood,

silver in the team division six

category.

Stevens and Dobbie,

bronze in the division 12

doubles category.

Singles: Willmott, gold in

the men’s division 13 singles

category and Damian Bumann,

Linwood, gold in the

men’s division 21.

•Swimming

Team events: Shawn

O’Rourke, Halswell, Nathan

Winkelman, Papanui, Jonathon

Smithan, Burwood,

and Ethan Hamilton-Currey,

Selwyn, gold in the division

M1 4x50m relay. Teresa

Edgecumbe, Linwood,

Georgia List, New Brighton,

Charlotte Rozen, Lincoln,

and Rochelle Waters, Selwyn,

silver in division C1.

Josh List, New Brighton,

Kayla Hood, Shirley, Isabella

Lammer, Rolleston, and

Hayley Butler, gold in the

division M1 4x25m relay.

Samantha McLachlan,

SPORTS

South Brighton, Josie

Noble, Cashmere, Andrew

Salisbury, Hoon Hay and

Jason Webster, Hornby,

bronze in the division M2

4x25 medley.

Singles: Samantha

McLachlan, South Brighton,

gold in the 25m butterfly

and silver in the 25m and

50m freestyle.

Teresa Edgecumbe,

Linwood, gold in the 100m

backstroke and silver in

the 50m freestyle and 50m

backstroke.

Georgia List, New

Brighton, gold in the 50m

freestyle and silver in the

50m breaststroke.

Kayla Hood, Shirley, silver

in the 25m backstroke and

bronze in the 25m freestyle.

Athletics

Raymond Merrett,

Avonside, gold in the men’s

4kg shot put and bronze in

the 100m.

Amanda Herbert, gold in

the 50m and bronze in the

100m.

Gina Harrington, Parklands,

bronze in the 50m.

Samuel Clifford, Linwood,

bronze in the 100m.

Aussie rules

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picks up

Shirley boys

• By Andrew King

SHIRLEY BOYS’ High students

Layton Cahill and Devin

Pullyblank have been selected

to attend the AFL New Zealand

Academy.

They will join more than 100

others from around the country

at Northwood Park to hone their

AFL skills over an eight-week

period between February and

April.

Academy athletes will

participate in skill development,

athletic testing and

measurement, gameplay and

personal development.

Canterbury Australian

Football League president Steve

Langridge said the selections

provide a firm base from which

the young players can learn

the important skills of kicking

accurately, hand-balling and

ground positioning.

For the past two years ​St

Bede’s College, Papanui High,

St Thomas’ College and Shirley

Boys’ High have competed in different

age groups in a nine-a-side

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There are four AFL clubs in Canterbury,

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• Friday collections will be picked up on Saturday

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Book Group

First Tuesday of every month,

11-12pm

Linwood Library is looking for

readers to join a daytime book

group. Open to men and women.

Everyone reads the same book

and gets together the following

month to talk about it. Run in

conjunction with Book Discussion

Scheme. Small fee. Contact

librarian Andrea Lord for details

on 941 7923.

Eastgate Mall, Buckleys Rd

Have-A-Go at Indoor Bowls!

Every Tuesday, 11am-1.30pm

Indoor bowls for the senior

community. No experience necessary

and all abilities welcome.

Go along to try it out. Please wear

soft shoes. Cost per person is $2.

First session free. Phone Tania

Smith at ACTIS on 963 7070, or

027 540 5442 with any inquiries.

Aranui/Wainoni Community

Centre

Ascot Petanque Club

Tuesday and Friday, 9.30-

11.30am

It is open for all ages, lots of

fun and laughter and a great way

to meet new people. For more

information phone Ron on 388

4834 or Lex on 980 8005.

Ascot Community Centre, 12

Ascot Ave

Email sophie.cornish@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Friday

Reading to Dogs

Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm

Encourage your children’s

reading skills in a relaxed and

fun environment. The programme’s

animals 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 mine-craft,

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.

CREATE: If you are looking for something festive and creative to do with the children this

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decorations to make your Christmas tree look amazing. Free event, no bookings required. All

ages welcome. Caregivers are required to be present. Parklands Library from 1.30-2.30pm and

Aranui Library from 2-4pm. ​

Take your friends or meet some

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Linwood Library, 1st floor Eastgate

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Family Christmas Storytimes

Thursday, 5.30-6.30

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Linwood library, Eastgate Mall,

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Learner Licence Course

Friday, 9.30-11.30am

Get the knowledge and confidence

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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

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Aranui Library, 109 Aldershot St

Ascot Scrabble Group

Friday, 12.45pm

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Join in with this friendly group

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Ascot Community Centre, Ascot

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Lego lovers, head down to the

Imagination Station pop-up facility

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medium for learning and creativity.

$2 entry fee.

Carnaby Lane, New Brighton

Mall

Seaside Market

Saturday, 10-2pm

Head to the seaside this weekend

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New Brighton Mall

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FLAME FILES

Fire columnist bids farewell

• By Mark Thomas – fire risk management

officer

THIS IS the last flame files.

After nearly 11 years back in

Christchurch and 518 columns completed,

I’ve decided it’s time to shuffle off into

retirement.

The column has been something I’ve

always enjoyed.

Sometimes the time available has been

too short for comfort and some other

times I’ve had a good subject and time to

do it justice.

I can only hope it’s been entertaining to

some and even occasionally informative.

I know the issues haven’t really changed.

There are still too many kitchen fires.

There are still too many arson fires.

But in recent years, the number of fire

fatalities has fallen.

This must in part be the result of our

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Some of the most satisfying feedback I

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had spoken to at Christchurch Women’s

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to ring home to ensure the family was

protected by smoke alarms.

Finally, sincere thanks are due to Star

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to preach the fire safety message.

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AMALGAMATE IN

PAPANUI

Two of the Salvation Army

Family Stores in the north of the

city have amalgamated into one

new location in Restell Street

Papanui.

The Main North Road shop

has closed, and the Cranford St

shop, which was opened after

the earthquakes to provide

furniture and linen for displaced

families, has also closed

its doors.

“The Cranford St shop had

come to the end of its season,

and the opportunity arose to

bring the two shops together,

which has been very exciting

for us,” says Pastor for Salvation

Army Christchurch North, Gill

Waugh.

“The new premises in Restell St

offer a large, bright open space

with lots of room for stock.

New stock is on the shop floor

every day, so it pays to drop in

regularly.”

The huge selection includes

clothing, the popular label

racks for that something special,

toys, books, crockery and

glassware, electrical items and

furniture, all donated by the

public.

“There’s off-street parking at

the new shop, which makes it

easier for people dropping off

items, and also for our customers,”

Gill says.

The Family Store will also pick

up donated goods and deliver

as arranged, Monday to Friday.

All the proceeds from sales go

towards the Salvation Army’s community

work, such as budgeting advice,

advocacy, WINZ quotes, welfare

support and the Positive Lifestyle Programme.

(These services operate from

the Belfast Centre, 794 Main North

Rd.)

The Family Store offers a Loyalty Card

system, with customers getting their

card clicked for every $10 spent. Once

they have 10 clicks, they get $10 to

spend in the store.

New manager at the Papanui Family

Store, Anne Tihore, previously worked

as a Family Store volunteer. She has

four employees on her team, who are

assisted by 25-30 volunteers. Some

ladies have volunteered for up to 20 and

30 years.

Anne and staff member Pauline say

customer feedback on the new shop has

been really positive.

“They love the spaciousness, brightness

and the layout, and that everything

is all in one place, not in two shops,”

Pauline says.

Anne says the new Family Store has

also brought a consolidation amongst

the staff.

“There’s a great team spirit. And the

shop also has a community feel about

it, which comes from the customers.

Papanui is a very strong community

and we are excited to be a part of it.”

The Papanui Family Store is currently

recruiting for volunteers. Anyone interested

should phone Anne on 352 0515

or call in to the Family Store. Hours are

Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm and

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GIVING BACK: City Harvest chief executive John Milligan (left) and

organiser Joshua Jackson load groceries for 50 Christmas dinners

into their van at South City New World.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

EVERY YEAR Marian College

runs an inquiry-based project

with the junior school.

In the final weeks of the term,

all year 9-10 students were

involved in the end-of-year

collaborative unit, exploring the

theme of beauty.

The teachers got together

with their students to develop

a programme – on an aspect of

beauty which interested them

– with the end result being a

presentation or performance to

the whole junior school.

House group, Takahe 3,

explored “beauty in giving” and

“beauty in older generations”.

There were nine students and

two teachers – Sarah Southen

and Yvonne Teague – in the

group.

The project involved coming

up with a plan and carrying it

out. The students made cards

and boxes for residents at the

nearby St Helenas rest home,

baked cup cakes in their own

time and bought items to give

• By Emily O’Connell

THE Brethren of Lodge Takahe

No. 397, The Freemasons

Charity and City Harvest

are joining forces to help the

hungry at Christmas.

Together they are providing a

Christmas meal to the homes of

50 families across the city.

Organiser Joshua Jackson said

the idea is to provide families

with quality food items to cook

a Christmas meal in their own

homes.

Some of the food was collected

from South City New World

last week, with other items from

the City Harvest food bank.

A team packed and distributed

half of the dinners to the

chosen families’ homes.

This week they will collate the

remaining packs for delivery.

The packages included a

frozen chicken, stuffing, gravy,

Christmas pudding, Lindt

chocolates and fudge.

Mr Jackson said the initiative

is slightly different because they

are giving families luxury items

for a Christmas dinner instead

away. They also planned a special

Christmas trip to the home

together.

St Helenas was chosen as it was

close to the school in Barbadoes

St and the residents warmly

of “just a normal food parcel”.

He hopes the Christmas

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“It’s my belief that this drive

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Festive Season Survival Tips

Healthy snacks are always popular

Christmas is a time for celebration,

spending time with friends and

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Here are some simple tips to help you

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• Don’t try to lose weight over the festive

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special foods that go with Christmas, it’s

going to be just about impossible! Your

main aim should be to maintain your weight

(using some of the tips below!)

• Eat regular meals. If you skip meals you

are more likely to fill up on high fat snacks.

It only takes a few of these snacks to add

up to more calories than your usual meal.

• Avoid going to a function hungry, you

can easily eat a lot of party food in a short

time. Have a small snack beforehand like a

bowl of cereal, yoghurt or a sandwich are

quick and will help fill you up. It will also

help if you are well hydrated, so try drinking

a few glasses of water before you arrive.

• Deep fried foods, crumbed and battered

foods, cheese platter and nuts are all high in

fat. Choose fruit, vegetable or bread based

snacks.

• If you are hosting the party, offer your

guests a range of healthy snacks. Always

popular are hummus or salsa dips with

vegetable sticks.

• If you are taking a plate, make yours a

healthy option. How about a platter of fruit

currently in season?

• Listen to your body and stop eating

when you feel full.

• Just say ‘No” to food – mentally

Be aware of how much you are actually drinking

practice strategies to decline food offers. For

example: “It looks amazing but I am full” or

“I tried it and it was great”.

• Chat and mingle. If you are bored at a

party you’re more likely to hover around the

food table or seek out the serving platter. A

good conversation can distract you from the

food. Avoid standing right beside the food

table or bar while you’re talking.

• Consider your drinks, they can add to

the calorie count very quickly. Try diluting

your alcoholic drinks, such as a spritzer

(½ wine, ½ soda). If you prefer spirits,

try a diet mixer. Lite beers are lower in

calories and alcohol. Remember soft drinks,

juices, punches, tonic water and flavoured

mineral water can all have similar calories

to alcoholic drinks.

•Be aware of how much you are actually

drinking. Alternate alcoholic drinks with

glasses of water and non-alcoholic choices.

• Keep active. Join in the Christmas

backyard cricket game or go for a walk

with friends or relatives. Remember you’re

aiming for 30 minutes of physical activity

each day.

• If your regular exercise class stops over

the Christmas break, plan other types of

exercise - organise your friends and put a

date in your diary.

If you do really overdo the festive foods

or drinks, take a deep breath and start the

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What’s On

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