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PLAY-TIME: Plunket’s president Christine Lake sits down to play with 16-month-old Violet Pretty after winning a local hero award.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER.

Plunket president a local hero

• By Emily O’Connelll

ILAM’S CHRISTINE Lake

joined Plunket to meet more

people. Little did she know 17

years later she would become the

organisation’s president.

Mrs Lake was one of 33

Cantabrians to receive a Local

Hero medal last week as part of

Kiwibank’s New Zealander of

the Year Awards 2018.

Although she didn’t know she

had been nominated, Mrs Lake

was grateful for the recognition.

“I was delighted, it was very

nice to be nominated,” she said.

Mrs Lake has been Plunket’s

president for nearly a month.

She became involved with the

organisation when she moved

back from the United Kingdom

and her sons were 18-months

and three-years-old.

Mrs Lake was given a Plunket

Certificate of Merit in 2006 and

a long service award in 2010.

•Turn to page 4

• By Emily O’Connell

AVONHEAD RESIDENTS are

shocked they weren’t consulted

over ANZ’s plans to close their

lcoal branch.

The branch at the Avonhead

Shopping Centre will merge with

the ANZ Upper Riccarton branch

on Friday.

Avonhead Community Group

chairman Professor Somnath

Sarkar Bagchi said he is “shocked

and disappointed” .

He wanted ANZ to consult with

the community before making the

decision. He says it is probably too

late now.

Prof Bagchi said the community

will struggle without the bank.

“It was very handy especially

for the elderly people... It was our

understanding that it was going

well and it was quite a popular

bank here,” Prof Bagchi said.

ANZ spokeswoman Emma

Mellow said the closure was due

to a decrease in customer numbers.

“With more than a 25 per cent

decrease over the past three years,

and with ANZ Upper Riccarton

just 4km away, it’s logical to combine

them,” she said.

Prof Bagchi says it was a moneymaking

move.

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YOU KIND of get the feeling there’s an

avalanche of suburban bank closures on

the way.

We reveal today ANZ (page 1) is closing

its Avonhead branch and moving the

people who work there to an expanded

Upper Riccarton branch.

That’s good news for people in Upper Riccarton but not so

good for the people who use the Avonhead branch.

The figures supplied by ANZ over bank use paint a gloomy

picture – and we can blame it all on the internet.

The closure comes as Westpac considers closing their New

Brighton, Sydenham and Lincoln branches.

Congratulations to Christine Lake (page 1) for her Local Hero

medal last week as part of Kiwibank’s New Zealander of the

Year Awards.

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Fire rages, homes at risk

Parking saga rolls on

• By Emily O’Connell

AN ILAM resident is frustrated

after public consultation

on restrictions to help solve

Canterbury University parking

issues has been delayed.

Yesterday the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community

Board received an updated report

with solutions to the parking

problems.

The board has been working

with the Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board to

create solutions for the streets

- which are popular parking

spots for Canterbury University

students and staff.

But Ilam and Upper Riccarton

Residents’ Association chairman

Phil McGoldrick said the community

boards need to consider

placing restrictions on the area

close to Canterbury University

urgently.

City council manager planning

and delivery transport

Lynette Ellis was unable to say

how long the delay will be.

“Staff are meeting with the

community boards in the new

year to consider what areas or

specific streets will be a priority

to start community engagement.

FRUSTRATED: Ilam and Upper Riccarton Residents’

Association chairman Phil McGoldrick wants to see parking

restrictions for the area about Canterbury University reviewed

urgently. This follows a decision to delay the process.

Unfortunately, staff cannot comment

on likely timeframes at

this stage,” she said.

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board chairman

Mike Mora said the reason for

the delay was because they want

to get Canterbury University

involved in the process too.

But the report highlighted the

cost of public consultation.

“Given the cost of the consultation

(about $10,000 per area), it

was also decided not to proceed

with another area at this time,”

the report said.

The affected area, which runs

from Straven to Avonhead Rds,

is being reviewed in five parts.

One-hundred-and-forty-seven

submissions were made during

the consultation period for Area

One.

Area One was within the

boundaries of Hamilton Ave,

Ryeland Ave and Ilam Rd.

A majority of 41 per cent

of people didn’t support the

proposal to make restrictions in

Area One.

During the meeting it was also

decided to not present Area One

to the board for approval.

“The project did not receive a

great amount of support from

the community,” the report said.

Mr McGoldrick said when

Canterbury University starts

back his street will be full of cars

and it’s a real safety issue.

He thinks Canterbury University

has been “genuine” in trying

their best to fix the problem.

The report also said Residents

Parking Permits will be considered

next year after the city

council’s Long Term Plan 2018.

“It’s not anticipated that

the Suburban Parking Policy

[of which Residents Parking

Permits are a part of] would be

adopted until late 2018 or early

2019,” the report said.

Mr McGoldrick said he will

express his concerns about

the delay at the residents’ association’s

meeting on Thursday

night.

In Brief

BUS STOP SHELTERS

The Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board

will discuss tonight whether

to approve the installation of

eight bus passenger shelters.

The proposed locations are

Corsair Drive, 59 Waimairi Rd,

58 Patterson Tce, 78 Springs

Rd, Caulfield Ave, Awatea Rd,

13 Springs Rd and 51 Main

South Rd. The city council staff

recommendation is to approve

the proposed bus shelters.

. . . AND BUS STOPS

The community board will also

decide whether to approve a

new bus stop on Rotherham St

outside Westfield Riccarton.

Hassle Free Tours is requesting

the stop for their doubledecker

bus route. The city

council staff recommendations

are all to approve the proposed

bus stop.

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! In the spirit of the

coming festive season the staff at McMaster

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you some helpful tips on how to keep your

pets safe and happy over this busy time.

Festive foods:

Many festive foods can be harmful and

toxic to cats & dogs – here are some of

the major ones that pop up every year at

Christmas time!

Grapes and Raisins - Some types of

grapes and raisins have been shown to

cause kidney failure in dogs when eaten

in toxic quantities. So think before offering

your pet some tasty Christmas cake or

yummy ‘treats’ off the fruit platers.

Onions - Pieces of raw onion, onion

powder, or even cooked onion can cause

damage to red blood cells, which could

result in hemolytic anemia.

Garlic - fresh and powdered forms of garlic

are more potent than onions. These also

cause damage to red blood cells. Cats are

much more sensitive as they have more

fragile red blood cells.

Xylitol - Xylitol is a sugar alternative that

is used in many commercial ‘sugar-free’

candies, gum, and other food items.

Xylitol has been shown to cause severe

hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and liver

damage in dogs and can be fatal. Xylitol

keeps popping up in unexpected places –

the newest one is peanut butter, so be sure

to read the label carefully.

Macadamia Nuts - dangerous to dogs

when eaten can result in weakness,

depression, vomiting, incoordination, and

tremors. In most cases, dogs developed

clinical signs within the first twelve hours

after eating the macadamia nuts.

Chocolate - Contains Theobromine and

caffeine which can cause increased heart

rate, tremors, and excitation, depending

on the type and the quantity ingested

potentially death when ingested at a toxic

dose. Other effects seen with chocolate

overdose are vomiting, diarrhea, increased

thirst, increased urination, and lethargy.

Dark chocolate is the most serious as it

contains the most theobromine, then milk

chocolate, while white chocolate doesn’t

contain any, but still not healthy for your

dog to have.

Cooked bones – These easily splinter

and the bone shards can cause choking or

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Christmas decorations are not for pets to

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• Keep your pet away from plants, many of

which are poisonous, especially lilies which

are extremely toxic for cats and results in

acute kidney failure.

• Keep electrical wires and batteries out of

your pets reach. Chewing electrical cables

can cause electric shock or burns to the

mouth.

• Be careful if you are using tinsel on your

tree. If eaten, the tinsel can block your pets

intestines – we saw several of these last

Christmas!

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Flystrike is a serious condition in rabbits.

It occurs mostly in the summer months

and we see a lot of cases over the holiday

season as people get really busy and forget

to regularly check on their pets.

Flystrike is extremely distressing and it is

also potentially fatal. It is caused by flies that

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She credited her hard

work to the support she

receives from her family.

“With the voluntary

roles, I couldn’t do it

without the support from

my family who give me the

time away and things like

that,” Mrs Lake said.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

presented the medals to

this year’s winners.

She commended the recipients

for their achievements

in the community.

“The positive difference

they have made to the lives

of others cannot be overstated,”

Ms Dalziel said.

Russley’s Andrew Moore

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Adding to opportunities in Halswell

Halswell

Community

Project’s

chairwoman

Chrys Horn

talks about

the Nga

Puna Wai

Sports Hub and what it’ll

mean to the Halswell and

surrounding communities

Great sports opportunities –

both formal and informal and

more spaces which can be used

by our community are two

things that we can expect as Nga

Puna Wai develops.

Halswell is already a great

place for those interested in

sport and the developments in

Nga Puna Wai will add in athletics,

tennis and hockey to the

opportunities that already exist

in the area.

The addition of a pavilion with

café and bar facilities is also a

bonus for those who will use

the site for. We understand also

that the pavilion will have space

available for the community to

hire for their own events.

For Halswell people there

will also be great walking and

cycling opportunities as well as

community sports fields that

SPORTS: An artist’s impression of the boulevard at the Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub.

can be used for casual games.

Many people already use the

area for walking and this will

not change.

We are hopeful that there

will be great cycle paths that

will connect from Aidanfield

through to Curletts Rd and provide

a safe and fun way for Hillmorton

High School students to

bike to school.

In addition they could also

provide a way to connect Hoon

Hay and Halswell Rd through to

the cycleway alongside the new

Southern Motorway.

It’s likely it will also be great

for local businesses – especially

those that will be setting up in

the new Halswell Commons

subdivision.

The Halswell Community Project

is hopeful they will be able

to set up a local weekly farmers

market when these developments

are all complete.

As the area grows this

facility will be a wonderful

addition to the recreation opportunities

available in Halswell,

Wigram and Hillmorton and

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• By Emily O’Connell

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Avonhead handed over a

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About 120 players teed off in

November during the club’s annual

match at McLeans Island

Golf Club to raise money for

the centre.

Although the centre is a

Canterbury University entity, it

largely relies on private donations.

The money will go towards

medical equipment, like precision

scales for further testing.

The centre’s deputy director

Phoebe Macrae said the Rotary

Club of Avonhead has been

hugely supportive of their foundation

since it opened.

She said they are very grateful

for the money as it lets them be

more specific with what they

do.

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Fire rages, homes at risk

ANZ to shut Avonhead branch

•From page 1

Prof Bagchi says it was a

money-making move.

“If you look at the profit level

every year it’s going up, up and

up but still from a clients’ point

of view, they’re trying to minimise

all their facilities,” he said.

Ms Mellow said the average

ANZ customer uses mobile

banking one to two times a day

and visits a branch only two

times a year.

Prof Bagchi said some

customers wouldn’t even know

how to use a computer.

Similarly, Westpac says internet

and mobile phone banking, and

changing populations because of

the earthquakes, is the reason for

its planned closures.

ANZ Upper Riccarton

is undergoing $700,000 of

refurbishments.

“This includes a SmartATM,

more client interview rooms

and the ability for more of our

teams to work under one roof,

including specialists in wealth,

insurance, migrant banking

and commercial and agri,” Ms

Mellow said.

All ANZ Avonhead Shopping

Centre staff will be transferred to

the ANZ Riccarton branch.

ANZ also closed their Pahiatua

on Friday.

“Like all businesses we’re always

looking at our network and

where our customers most need

us,” Ms Mellow said.

The closure comes as Westpac

considers closing their New

Brighton, Sydenham and Lincoln

branches.

Tenders close for Halswell skate parks

• By Emily O’Connell

THE TWO proposed Halswell

skate parks are one step closer

with the deadline for tender

applications closing yesterday.

After three years of planning,

the Halswell Domain and

Knights Stream skate parks

are expected to be ready by late

April, instead of January as initially

planned.

City council head of parks

Brent Smith said after the resource

consents were lodged, the

skate parks went out for tender

on November 16.

The consent process took

longer than expected and, as

a result, construction of both

parks has been delayed.

Halswell Residents Association

secretary David Hawke said the

skate parks are fantastic and they

will have a good impact on the

community.

“If you look at one of the

things the Halswell Hub is doing,

it’s got a different type of

outreach I suppose, for young

people in our community and

the skate parks fit into that bigger

picture,” he said.

Mr Hawke said parents are

currently having to drive their

children to Prebbleton to skate.

“You see people doing what

they’re not supposed to be doing,

which is sort of bounce their

scooters and skateboards about

in the supermarket carparks

and so on,” he said. The city

council won’t know if both sites

will be managed together until

a contractor has been selected.

Mr Smith said the city council is

intending on choosing a contractor

before Christmas.

He said construction on both

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and the Knights

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beginning of February, with

landscaping to be completed in

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ve areas.

A fantastic result that

village staff and residents

are really proud of. The fouryear

certication means

that the village will not have

another audit in four years.

However, near the two-year

mark the next audit will

be announced.

Village Manager Sharon

Armstrong said that she and

her team will be ready.

“It’s what you should be

doing anyway, but it’s having

the proof to show that you

are succeeding.”

Sharon said that her team

was incredibly pleased by the

result and will continue to go

from strength to strength and

improve wherever they can.

“One of the continuous

improvements that was

close to my heart was staff

retention and staff morale. The

auditor actually stated that

she’s never given one for staff

morale before, which really

pleased us.”

Sharon, who was the assistant

to the manager before stepping

into the manager role, recalls

the open-door policy put in

place by the previous manager

Diana Hanan. Sharon and her

Clinical Manager, Jeannie Sales,

have continued the policy.

Diana, now the regional

manager for the area, Sharon

and Jeannie worked hard to

make sure that someone is

always available if the staff

Village manager Sharon Armstrong and resthome resident Cath Gillespie.

needed to see management.

“Diana and I made sure

that we recruited the right

people for the role. It was also

important that one member of

the upper management team is

always available to them. If the

staff want to see you, they want

to see you for a reason.”

The audit also included

looking at infections, human

resources, and the food served

at the village.

Sharon said it was great

hearing the feedback and

knowing what the residents

thought and also that

technology has helped

improve systems already

in place.

Technology like the

myRyman care app has not

only improved the medical

aspect of caring for the elderly

but it has also given a very

personal touch to each and

every resident’s care.

Everyone has access to the

rst-class care at the village

and the care centre is available

to anyone and everyone where

there are beds available now.

For Sharon and her team,

making sure the family of

residents feel secure is just

as important as looking after

the residents.

“The rst thing most

notice and comment on is

the atmosphere and feel of

the village.”

Most visitors comment on

the friendliness of the staff,

the vibrancy of their uniforms

and the range of activities the

village provides.

The staff work hard to make

sure that the village is a home

for the residents and not just a

care facility.

For resthome resident Cath

Gillespie, 93, it’s the security

of knowing that there is

always someone on hand that

encouraged her to move in.

“I made up my mind to come

after my fall. Nobody forced

me here.”

Cath, who moved into the

village in 2016, loves her room

with a door to the courtyard

with the garden. For her the

hardest part was giving up the

house that she and her husband

had built in 1956.

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lovely here. The staff are really

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discharged from hospital but it

might be too soon to send them

home on their own.

Sharon recalls two elderly

Chinese visitors who were too

ill to travel back to China, and

they came to recuperate at

the village.

For Sharon, however, the

most important thing is to

make sure that the residents

are happy and as healthy as

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Library users step up the fight

Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Emily O’Connell

A CROWD of 30 people

gathered at the Rannerdale

Veterans Village to have their

say on the Upper Riccarton War

Memorial Library’s future.

The library’s chairwoman

Aynslie Walter said the building

was undergoing a feasibility

study when it was discovered

one part of the floor had sunk

into the foundation causing

cracks in the kitchen, toilet and

walls.

The city council closed the

library in late October.

City council head of building

consenting Robert Wright said

the library will reopen subject

to the required repairs being

undertaken.

“The building needs to be

compliant to the appropriate

standard so it may be safely

enjoyed by groups in the future,”

he said.

Mrs Walter said the public

has missed the library and

they made suggestions for the

building to be expanded.

“We wish to get library

services in production as soon as

we can find a temporary home

while the trustees discuss the

FRUSTRATION: Upper Riccarton Library protesters Arthur Woods (left), Aynslie Walter,

Mary Ibbetson, Keith Walter and Ailsa Smith, are angry the council has closed it suddenly

due to earthquake damage. (Right) – This sign has been placed on the library’s fence by

the trustees to let locals know what is happening.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER ​

future of our building,” she said.

Mrs Walter said Rannerdale

has offered their building for the

library’s Anzac service next year.

“The next step is to sort

options for the future and do

some massive fundraising,” she

said.

The library was opened in 1919

as a memorial to those from the

district who gave their lives in

World War 1. It was the first of

seven war memorial libraries

built in New Zealand.

John Edward Hanson gifted

the site to Lady Bowen in an

exchange for her less valuable

site of the old library – which

was described as decrepit.

Mrs Walter said the library is

administered by a trust and they

own the building on behalf of

the community.

“The land was also ours,

however, it was given to the

Waimairi County Council from

the committee at the time, so

they could maintain the outside

of the buildings. There was some

deal made but records were lost

when the city council took over,”

she said.

Mrs Walter said they would

like to stress that it’s the building

which has closed down, not the

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Hornby students amazing app

• By Emily O’Connell

THREE HORNBY High School

students have won a national

competition with an application

they made to help alzheimer’s

sufferers.

Year 10 students Kimberley

MacKinnon, Fleur Johnson-

Dunn, and Zoe Evans recently

took out the 2017 TechHub Creativity

in Science and Technology

Challenge in Wellington.

Together they won the regional

and national competition, receiving

$1500 in prize money.

Hornby High School digital

technology teacher Ben Carter

said the application was inspired

by a student’s family member.

“It was something that was

very close to the students,” he

said.

Mr Carter said they were

blown away by the win.

“The students felt they had

accomplished something truly

amazing and it helped inspire a

profession within the industry,”

he said.

The regional winners from

SUCCESS: Hornby High students Kimberley MacKinnon (left),

Fleur Johnson-Dunn, Labour MP Clare Curran and Zoe Evans

at the national finals of the competition in Wellington. (Right) –

The students receiving their prizes. ​

Auckland, Wellington and

Christchurch gathered at the

Royal Society Te Apārangi to

give presentations to judges and

each other.

The teams then toured Datacom

and Trade Me, followed by

afternoon tea at the Beehive with

Labour MP Claire Curran who

presented the students with their

regional awards.

The Hornby High students

were then declared as the nationals

winners in front of a crowd of

more than 1000 people.

Mr Carter said the application

acts as a hub for alzheimer’s sufferers.

“Users are able to set up a

profile with contact details for

relatives, the games they want

to play which are supported by

scientific research to help determine

games relevant to severity,

an achievements board and a

video chat function,” he said.

Mr Carter said the students

want to put the finishing touches

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on the application before marketing

it.

“The competition is only open

to year 9’s and 10’s so they will

not be able to participate again,

however, they will mentor the

next competitors from Hornby

High School,” he said.

Pupils turn hand-made

goods into cold hard cash

• By Emily O’Connell

ST BERNADETTE’S School

pupils turned handmade and

secondhand goods into money at

their market day last Thursday.

All 140 pupils, from new

entrants through to the year 8

students, were involved in the

market.

“We believe that every child

FUN: KiwiCan’s Reece

Bonner under fire at the

school’s market day. ​

has something worthwhile to

offer. One of the children in our

school is blind, he was able to

contribute by brailing labels for

bookmarks,” assistant principal

Lyn Satherley said.

Miss Satherley said each class

decided on a reward they would

like to have at the end of the

school term with the money they

raised.

She said classes then began

thinking about, and researching

products or services they could

sell or offer at the school market.

“Having a market offers an

authentic purpose for hands on

learning, across the curriculum;

science, maths, literacy, health,

the arts and in the key competencies,”

miss Satherley said.

Sweets, bookmarks, secondhand

items, stress balls, games,

cards and sausages all went up

for sale.

The school also had a cafe,

face painting station, hair colour

station, traditional games, and a

water balloon throw.

“Having all of the children involved

in the market allows them

to take ownership over their

learning and working as a team,”

miss Satherley said.

She said any additional profit

from the market will go towards

a community day at the end of

the term.

St Bernadette’s hold a market

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From the Board

As we go to print we are excited to hear

our new Bishop, Fr Paul Martin SM,

has been appointed to Christchurch. In

celebrating the news, a special thank

you must go to Fr Rick Loughnan for

his leadership in the interim, to the

Diocese for its ongoing support and

we remember Bishop Barry Jones

with fondness. Bishop-Elect Paul’s

appointment represents an exciting

new phase of growth for our

Catholic community.

Thank you to our Board of Trustees,

college and community and members

of the Marian Foundation for your work

throughout 2017.

To our Marian girls – relax and enjoy the

well-earned break. There are some fantastic

programmes, and collaborative project

opportunities planned for 2018.

And finally, congratulations to our 2017

Marian College leavers. The gospel values

– which underpin the special character of

Marian College – will guide you well into

the future. We wish you all the very best

and please keep in touch.

Wishing you good health and blessings

this Christmas.

Jan Paterson

Marian College Board of Trustees

Georgiana Vaughan-Walker (right) Y12

has received the St John Grand Prior

Award in a ceremony hosted by the

Governor-General in Dunedin.

The Grand Prior Award is the ultimate

award, other than for bravery, for St John

Cadets. Georgiana was one of 90 cadets

- including former Marian student Steph

Wessing (left) - from around New Zealand

to receive the prestigious award.

‘I love learning new leadership skills and

I’m really thankful I joined St John, as

otherwise I wouldn’t have considered the

Navy as a career path,’ she says.

Georgiana’s plans include a gap year,

travel, and a career in the Navy

as a medic.

The opportunities and benefits of an innercity

campus are many for Marian College

students.

From Year 11, students can choose to

earn credits at Ara Institute of Canterbury,

making the most of excellent facilities and

teaching expertise – just across the road.

Recently, three Marian students received

Ara awards excellence

Prize winners 2017

The 2017 Dux of Marian College has

been awarded to Jessie Fahey and

Proxime Accessit to Rebecca Lake.

The full list of senior major prize

recipients and photographs are now on the

Marian College website.

Marian College Principal Mary-Lou

Davidson says as well as reflecting the

opportunities students have in a wide

range of areas of the school, awards are a

reflection of hard work and dedication.

“Congratulations to all the students

who have been acknowledged,” Mrs

Davidson says.

Ultimate St John Award

awards at Ara Youth Showcase. Year

12 students Holly Stanley (pictured)

received Academic Excellence in the NZ

Certificate in Cookery level 3, Aniesh

Holland received Academic Excellence

in Hospitality Supported Learning and

Georgiana Vaughan-Walker received

a Citizenship Award

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Young Māori Marian

College students

participating in the

Manukura programme

are realising if they put

their minds to it – they

can do and be whatever

they want.

The programme is a

partnership between

Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Te

Tapuae o Rehua

and seven eastern

Christchurch secondary

schools and aims to

ensure young Māori see

themselves as leaders

of the future.

Participating student Rawinia Tahi (Ngāti

Maniapoto) says she has learnt a lot.

Summer scarfie

Year 11 Marian College student Keely

Stuart (Te Aitanga-A-Mahaki) has received

a Ngā Mahi-a-Ringa Pūtaiao Scholarship

from Otago University. Keely will be

participating in a week-long Hands-on

at Otago programme during the summer

holidays to experience being a science

student on campus.

Keely says she is very excited to be

accepted onto the fully-funded programme.

‘I’m interested in a career in health,

science and physiology so it will be a great

opportunity to see what Otago University is

like,’ she says.

‘Recognising my gifts and

understanding how I can use them to

help others, was the biggest realisation

for me,’ Rawinia says.

Zonta Awards

The Zonta Awards are a celebration of the

highest sports achievers - leaders in their

sport locally and often competitors on the

world stage.

This year, three Marian College students

were finalists at the Zonta Sports Awards.

Renee Rae won the top award for her

contribution to netball umpiring. A judge

said Renee follows a long tradition of

Marian students who have won the award,

and there was something very special about

Marian College and its tradition of service.

Rebecca Lake (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Irakehu)

and Millicent Smith (Ngāpuhi) were both

nominated for outstanding achievement

for their New Zealand representation

in football and ice hockey respectively.

This is the second year Rebecca has been

acknowledged in the highly competed

category.

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CHRISTMAS CHEER: Riccarton Park Montessori preschoolers Amelia (left), Madeline,

Rahman, Caitlin, Corey, Quinn, Blake, Eli, Madeline, Soreya, Eira, Rex and Jayden performing

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the residents. Middlepark’s business and care manager Anna Carey said residents really

enjoyed having the children there.

Pre-schoolers

liven rest home


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Fire rages, homes at risk

Broomfield gets a good sweeping

• By Emily O’Connell

FIFTY-FIVE volunteers joined

forces to clean the streets of

Broomfield.

World Mission Society

Church of God church members

and neighbours cleaned the

streets about Vanguard Drive

and Buchanans Rd, near the

Broomfield Common Reserve.

The Church of God is

carrying out this ‘Mother’s

Street Movement’, in the United

Kingdom, the United States,

Australia, Finland, Japan,

Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina,

Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay,

India, South Africa, Cameroon,

Ghana, Mongolia and

Cambodia.

The aim is to motivate people

to clean 40,000km across the

earth with the heart of a mother

who regards her neighbors as

a family, and to make love and

happiness through the streets of

the world.

A church official said “if

mothers cleaned the streets, how

clean the streets would be” and

“if mothers are there, how bright

all the streets would be,” he said.

“By starting to clean the messy

streets, the dark streets will be

lit up brightly when tidied up

neatly.”

COMBINED EFFORTS: The 55 volunteers who helped clean the streets of Broomfield last

weekend. ​

“If these activities take place

in all the streets of the world,

they will be filled with love and

happiness.”

The volunteers collected

plastic, disposable cups, plastic

containers, cans, cigarette

butts, glass bottles, microwaves,

abandoned trolleys and large tree

branches. They filled about 50

rubbish bags.

Michelle Hodgetts, who

participated with her children,

was more delighted to clean with

mother’s heart.

“I’m very happy to join

today’s event to spread Mother’s

love to our neighbours and

communities because the world

needs this the most,” she said.

College student, Keanu

Mihaka, who participated

in volunteer activities with

his friends said “the more I

participate in these cleanup

events, the happier I feel.”

Church of God members

have been steadily carrying

out environmental clean-up

activities in various parts of the

country, and have been devoted

to their neighbors and society

through various volunteer

activities such as blood donation

campaigns and disaster relief

activities.

“We will continue to spread

hope and happiness through

good conduct, with the love of

our mother centering around

6,000 local churches established

around the world,” an official of

the Church of God said.

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Creative wrapping

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The first tip to make the job easier and

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in fabric. You could cut up a garment you

no longer wear, or look out those left over

pieces from curtains or clothing you have

made. Tie them up with fabric ribbon to

complete the look.

in Western News

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FOCUS ON HEALTH

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Many beauty and skincare products

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Tuesday December 12 2017 23

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KIDSTUFF

Kids love

CASPA!

FRESH: Tomato plants ready to leave Rolleston. ​

Rolleston Prison donates

tomato plants to

social housing tenants

MORE than 5000 tomato

plants have been handed

over to the Ōtautahi Community

Housing Trust to

be donated to city housing

tenants.

The plants are an annual

project at Rolleston Prison

and are grown from seed

to plant ready for home

gardens.

The plants take eight to

ten weeks from planting

and germination until

they are ready to be collected.

“This project gives

prisoners an opportunity

to give something back

and provides people in

the community with the

means to grow healthy

food for themselves and

their family,” said Rolleston

Prison director Mike

Howson.

“Many of the prisoners

know what it is like to

struggle financially and

they enjoy the opportunity

to do something for the

community, especially

near to Christmas.

Seeing the plants leave

the prison for a person’s

garden means a great deal

to the men involved,” he

said.

More than 40,000

tomato plants have been

cultivated and donated

since the Tomatoes for

Tenants Project began

in 2008 and the annual

delivery of the tomatoes is

highly anticipated by the

city housing tenants.

Rick Fraser of Ōtautahi

said the trust values the

partnership with Rolleston

Prison and many tenants

appreciate the plants and

save a space in their gardens

for them.

Leftover plants are gifted

to schools and community

groups.

CASPA (Creative After School

Programmed Activities) incorporating

PAPA JACKS offers children the

opportunity to be creative, make new

friends and try new experiences all within a

safe, nurturing environment. CASPA offers

working parents an affordable after school

and school holiday programme that their

kids just love!

CASPA attributes its success to the

variety of activities on offer as well as the

convenience and affordability for parents.

CASPA kids enjoy an exciting range of

activities including sports, music, games,

drama, arts and craft as well as fun trips.

Previous themes and activities have included

a Karaoke Dance Party, CASPA Fear Factor,

Healthy Art, Out of Africa and hundreds of

other amazing themes/activities!

CASPA parents enjoy peace of mind,

knowing their kids are safe and enjoying

the benefits of a quality after school

programme. Some parents and caregivers

also enjoy government subsidies for

CASPA. CASPA is Child Youth and Family

approved for the OSCAR Subsidy and in

some circumstances, the full CASPA fee

will be covered by the subsidy.

For more information or to enrol, call

Caroline, Rachel or Tania on 349 9260 or

visit www.caspa.org.nz

• Sports • Music • Games

• Drama • Arts and craft

• Fun trips

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After School

& Holiday Programme

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Scrabble Group

Tuesday, 9.45am-noon

Go along and play scrabble

with the friendly weekly group.

Exercise your brain and have fun.

Gold coin donation. Sundbye

House, 100 Farrington Ave.

Coffee and Cake Morning

Tuesday, 10am-noon

Go along to this free coffee

morning. Pop in for a quiet chat.

Bring a friend, the children or

yourself. Home-made baking will

be provided.

Halswell Community Hub, 381

Halswell Rd.

Storytimes/Wā Kōrerō

Tuesday, 10.30–11am

Encourage learning through a

love for stories. Storytimes is an

interactive programme including

stories, songs, rhymes and play.

Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd.

Avonhead Exercise Classes

Tuesday, 10.45-11.45am

Designed for people living with

long-term health conditions.

Classes generally occur weekly

however they will not occur on

public holidays and also school

holiday periods. Please phone

0800 663 463 to register.

Avonhead Baptist Church, 104

Avonhead Rd.

Email emily.oconnell@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

GenConnect

Wednesday, 1-1.45pm

This class aims to connect

generations by sharing knowledge.

Nothing compares to the

knowledge of helpful teens that

have grown up with technology.

Riccarton High School students

will be available to help you find

answers to all your questions.

Upper Riccarton Library, 71

Main South Rd.

Scrabble Club

Wednesday, 1-3pm

Go along to scrabble club.

There’s no obligation, just go

along whenever you can. All

materials are supplied.

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library

and Community Centre, 13

Bishopdale Court.

Sports in the Park

Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm

Sports in the park runs during

term 4. All primary school-aged

children are welcome to come

along and join in some ball

games. Cancellations will be posted

on the Riccarton Community

Updates Facebook page.

Harrington Park, Peverel St.

UR Club

Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm

Go and join the fun in an after

school club. Open to all school

aged children there are stories,

crafts, games and more.

Upper Riccarton Library, 71

Main South Rd.

Technology Help drop-in

Sessions

Thursday, 11am-noon

Free drop-in sessions, no booking

required. You don’t need

your own PC but if you do have

a laptop, tablet or e-reader we

can work with you using these

tools as well. New to computers?

The Web, email, TradeMe,

Facebook, Skype, eBook readers,

Spreadsheets and Word? Got a

question about how to do something?

We’re not boffins but we

can help you out with most of the

things people get stuck with at

some time or other.

Upper Riccarton Library, 71

Main South Rd, Upper Riccarton

Go Well Group – Play

Rummikub

Thursday, 1-3pm

Go along to Fendalton Library

and play Rummikub. The game

is an exciting, interactive strategy

game that will test your wits.

Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd.

Musical Instrument Practice

Slots

Thursday, 3.30-7pm

Book a time to go solo or have

a silent practice with up to four

band-mates. There will be electronic

drums, a digital piano, a

Roland session mixer, mics and

headphones available for budding

musicians. You can also take in

your own electric instruments

and plug into the session mixer.

Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell Rd.

Mahjong and Board Games

Coffee Club

Every Friday, 5.30-7.30pm

This is the perfect chance to get

Go along on Sunday

from noon to 3pm to

the Halswell Christmas

Market. With more than

50 stalls, the market

could be good place

to find that unique

Christmas gift. Go

along and get a bite

to eat from one of the

numerous food trucks

while the Remnants

band play some tunes.

The market will be at St

John of God Halswell

and The Granada Centre,

26 Nash Rd.

out and enjoy a social group. It’s

a social evening of Mahjong and

other board games. For all ages.

Come and meet new people and

try your hand at this fun four

person game of strategy and

luck.

Red Cafe, Upper Riccarton

Library, 71 Main South Rd.

Riccarton Carol Service

Sunday, 9-10.30am

Go along to the contemporary

carol service to sing those old

familiar carols, and celebrate

the birth of Jesus Chris. There

will also be a talk on “Who need

Christmas?”

Riccarton Community Church,

44 Elizabeth St.

Community Carols at the

Park

Sunday, 6-8.30pm

Take along your own picnic for

this free family event.

Crosbie Park, Woodbury St.

Summer

Specials

Kerbside public

holiday collection

is changing

Starting this Christmas, you will notice a change with

your kerbside collection on certain public holidays.

Wheelie bins will now be collected a day after their

usual collection day.

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• Monday collections will be picked up on Tuesday

• Tuesday collections will be picked up on Wednesday

• Wednesday collections will be picked up on Thursday

• Thursday collections will be picked up on Friday

• Friday collections will be picked up on Saturday

These changes will only affect Christmas Day, New Years Day,

Easter Good Friday and ANZAC Day, for all other holidays

collection will continue as normal.

Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on this through our survey.

Please ensure wheelie bins are placed at the kerbside by 6am

on collection day.

GREEN

YELLOW

For more information, phone 941 8999

or visit ccc.govt.nz

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

Papanui 23 Langdons Road, 03 352 9238

Shirley 201 Marshlands Road, 03 385 9000

Ilam 209A Waimairi Road, 03 358 5267

Sydenham 290 Colombo Street, 03 270 8880

Blenheim 227 Blenheim Road, 03 343 3101

Riccarton 92A Riccarton Road, 03 341 8285

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AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONALS

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Time to check your tyres before

heading away on holiday

As the holidays approach and plans are

made for summer road trips, now is the

time to check that your tyres are in good

condition, says Julie Hurst of JCM Direct,

the tyre specialists in Birmingham Drive.

Julie and her husband Athol own the

business, with Julie running it on a dayto-day

basis.

Now that WOFs on later model vehicles

are issued every 12 months, drivers may

be unaware that their tyres are becoming

worn, Julie says.

“Come in and see us. We offer free tyre

checks, so you can head away on holiday

knowing they are roadworthy and your

family is safe.”

If tyres do need replacing, JCM Direct

offers a wide variety of quality brands at

very competitive prices. They have new

tyres for everything from cars, vans and

4WDs, to caravans, ride-on mowers,

wheelbarrows and trailers. As well as an

excellent selection of quality second-hand

tyres for most vehicles, they hold a vast

selection of 4WD tyres in stock.

JCM Direct also offer puncture repairs,

supply and fitting of new and secondhand

alloy wheels, wheel alignments,

replacement factory steel rims and rim

repairs.

“We also specialise in old rims from

the 1930s to 1970s for people with older

caravans and trailers – the modern rims

won’t fit those,” Julie says.

Finance is available with Q Card or

Farmers Card.

JCM Direct is located on the corner

of Birmingham Drive and Hands Road.

They are open Monday to Friday, 9.30am-

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Is your property

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Here’s a guide to help understand

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During the fire season, there are some risks you need to know about to help keep you,

your family and your property safe.

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previously rural areas, the level of risk is different to properties built in a more urban

setting. Make sure you check your property and are aware of your surroundings so

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Steps you need to take to keep your property safe

1

2

3

Make sure you have a ‘safe zone’ around your property

- Clear vegetation close to your home. This could fuel a fire if one started.

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- Keep your lawns mowed and green.

- Don’t store firewood close to the house.

- Clear your gutters of dry leaves.

- Be careful when using any mechanical equipment in dry conditions.

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- Go to www.escapeplanner.co.nz to make a plan to get out of your

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- We can pump from water supplies such as a pond, pool or tank.

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For more information check,

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ph 0800 003 181 or 027

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The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026

17 Carmen Rd | Hornby

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Members, guests & affiliates welcome


WESTERN NEWS Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Tuesday December 12 2017 29

What’s On

Entertainment

To advertise, contact

Jo Fuller 027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

ALI HARPER CELEBRATES

THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS

AWARD winning entertainer - Ali Harper - is

once again bringing some Christmas Joy to

Canterbury. Aer her sold out Christmas Joy

shows last year, Ali has put together another

beautifully festive concert incorporating the

Voices Co Youth Ensemble along with winner

of TVNZ’s Naked Choir and founder of Voices

Co, Julian Hay on piano.

“I adore this time of year. Not only because

I see it through the eyes of my children but

because it’s a special time to reflect on the past

year, the joys and the challenges. I have

created a concert that will include the angelic

voices of children singing which is both pure

and for me what Christmas is all about.”

In a career spanning 25 years, Ali has

starred in numerous musicals and plays across

CHRISTMAS JOY Produced by Ali-Cat Productions

Starring: Ali Harper, Voices Co Youth Ensemble,

Lily Barrowcliffe and Julian Hay.

e Piano Centre for Music and the Arts,

156 Armagh Street, Christchurch

Friday, 15th Dec, 7.30pm and

Sunday, 17th Dec, 2.30pm

Rangiora Town Hall, High Street, Rangiora

Saturday 23rd Dec, 2pm and 7.30pm

Tickets available at the Court eatre 0800 333 100

and the Rangiora Town Hall 03 310 7240

Join now

for $15

New Zealand, performed at the Metropolitan

Room in New York, entertained on cruise

ships, made numerous television appearances,

and has recorded a collection of albums.

“YOU would be mad not to go and sparkle

in Ali Harper’s light.” - eatreview 2017.

“Loud applause for this generously gied

actress, with an all-enveloping voice that can

take us with her no matter what she sings, is a

further extension of the celebration of song that

Ali offers.” - Lindsay Clark, eatreview

Christchurch 2015.

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IN THE

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

WESTERN NEWS

Bella

the barrington

christmas fairy

Come and say hello to Bella the

Barrington Christmas Fairy!

Bella will be spreading Christmas

cheer and random acts of kindness

to all. Selfies welcome!

In residence from 18 – 24

December, 11.00 am – 4.00 pm daily.

FREE

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for that perfect gift

Gift Vouchers available from our

Centre Management Office located upstairs

between Subway and Maxwell Drycleaners

www.barringtonshopping.co.nz

256 Barrington Street, Christchurch 8024 • Ph. 03 332 4221


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017

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