Western News: December 19, 2017

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Children give to elderly

Sending Love initiative has

Avonhead School pupils

spreading Christmas cheer

Villa Maria gets pope’s blessing

• By Emily O’Connell

VILLA MARIA College received

a surprise message from afar – a

blessing from Pope Francis.

The papal blessing is thought

to be a first for the college in its

Flame files finale

After 518 columns Mark Thomas

has one final message before

retiring – use smoke alarms

BEST WISHES: Pope Francis has sent his blessing to Villa Maria College in celebration of its 100th-birthday early next year.

100-year history, arriving ahead

of the centennial celebrations

early next year.

Principal Deborah Brosnahan

said the blessing is confirmation

the school is in line with the

pope’s teachings.

She said the blessing, which

came as a surprise, is a “beautiful

item” which means a lot to

the school.

The original block of land on

Peer St was owned by a wealthy

Christchurch family – the

Wakefields – who named the

property “Peerswick” after a

race horse named “The Peer.”

When the Wakefield’s riches

turned to rags, the property was

sold.

•Turn to page 4

Sunday 18 March 2018

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Cricket pitch

left out of

Denton Park

concept

plans

• By Emily O’Connell

THE HORNBY Cricket Club is

“very upset” after new plans for

Denton Park’s $35.7 million mega

centre don’t include a cricket

pitch.

The club received an email

from the city council which

included the visual concept of the

proposed development.

President Kevin Hornbrook

said the club isn’t happy with

the visual concept and it doesn’t

want to move the pitch from the

park.

However, city council head

of recreation and sport John

Filsell said they are not the final

plans.

“Many of the current uses of

Denton Park are omitted as they

are not required to illustrate either

the area of the park,” he said.

The Hornby Rugby Football

Club’s lease runs until 2039 and

the Hornby Cricket Club’s lease

ends in 2053.

The visual concept did allow

for the cricket clubrooms but

Mr Hornbrook said it’s no good

without somewhere to play.

Hornby Ward city councillor

Jimmy Chen believes it’s “unfair”

to say the cricket club is losing

their pitch.

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Tuesday December 19 2017 3

News

Board leaders sneak back in

Local

News

Now

In Brief

Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Emily O’Connell

MIKE MORA and Helen

Broughton have survived

being overthrown in their

roles as chairman and deputy

chairwoman of the Halswell-

Hornby-Riccarton Community

Board.

But they keep their positions

because they also cast a vote –

for themselves.

Four members voted to oust

the pair at last week’s board

meeting – Riccarton Ward city

councillor Vicki Buck, Halswell

Ward city councillor Anne

Galloway and board members

Natalie Bryden and Catherine

Chu.

But chairman Mora and

deputy chairwoman Broughton

with supporters Hornby Ward

city councillor Jimmy Chen and

board members Ross McFarlane

and Debbie Mora ensured

they scraped back in with a 5-4

majority.

The board decided to review

the positions a year ago – a

decision that Mrs Broughton is

calling “very unusual.”

Ms Bryden said she voted

against the current chairs

because sometimes change can

be good.

She said a few people may have

been interested in becoming

chair, but she wasn’t sure

who.

Ms Bryden didn’t wish to

comment on whether she thinks

the chairs have done a good job.

Mrs Broughton thought

the voting “was slightly

unacceptable.”

She thought there would be

more votes to keep the status

quo.

Mike Mora said he wasn’t

surprised and he was “happy

with the result.”

Save Denton Park group

member Marc Duff believes

Mr Mora’s stance on Denton

Park may have affected the

vote.

“Maybe Mr Mora is paying

the price for voting for Kyle

Park and speaking out against

Denton Park, but he at least

showed he can listen to his

community,” he said.

Mr Mora said anything

controversial can cause tension

and it’s especially difficult when

you don’t get all the information

“in a timely fashion.”

Mr Mora and Mrs Broughton

will remain in their roles until

the next local body elections in

October 2019.

NO CHANGE:

Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton

Community

Board members

Vicki Buck

(left), deputy

chairwoman

Helen Broughton,

Jimmy Chen,

Natalie Bryden,

chairman Mike

Mora, Anne

Galloway, Ross

McFarlane,

Debby Mora and

Catherine Chu. ​

The board also decided to

hold its meetings at a different

location next year. Future

meetings will be held at the

Fendalton Library and Service

Centre on Jeffreys Rd.

Mrs Broughton said though

the centre is out of the ward, she

believes the library will provide

a better space: “The public can

sit and see and hear all the

board members,” she said.

Mrs Broughton made a

resolution to note any concerns

from constituents. “It’s not set

in stone, but I think it’s worth

doing for at least six months.”

BUS SHELTERS GO AHEAD

The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board approved

the installation of eight new bus

shelters at its meeting last week.

The locations are Corsair Drive,

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Fire rages, homes at risk

FRUSTRATED: Hornby Cricket Club president Kevin Hornbrook and Hornby Rugby Football

Club chairwoman Lyn Hucklebridge aren’t happy with the city council’s visual concept for

Denton Park.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Cricket pitch left out of plans

•From page 1

“The city council is offering

the option to move all pitches

and rebuild on the Warren Park,

so it’s only shift the location

rather than lose their pitch,” Cr

Chen said.

Mr Filsell said the cricket club

has “expressed interest” in moving

to Warren Park.

But Mr Hornbrook said they

don’t want to move but if it’s

their only option, then they will

have to go with it.

He said the city council has

put aside $1.6 million for the

relocation but he’s not sure it

would cover the cost of moving

all the different clubs.

Hornby Rugby Football Club

chairwoman Lyn Hucklebridge

said the visual concepts mean

they will lose one rugby field.

She said it will put “a lot of

pressure” on the fields, especially

for training. Mrs Hucklebridge’s

main concerns regard traffic access

and car parking.

“I’m disappointed in the whole

process of it being positioned

where it is, it should never have

been on Denton Park,” she said.

Cr Chen said it’s impossible

to make everyone happy but he

“opened his mind to everyone.”

“I look forward to these facilities

being built as quickly as possible,”

he said.

Save Denton Park group member

Brian Brodie sent an email

last week to the city council’s

chief executive Karleen Edwards,

city council staff and members of

the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board outlining

the group’s concerns and legal

warnings.

Public consultation on the

reclassification process will start

on January 20 and will continue

until March 24.

PROUD: From left – Sophie Hunter, year 7, principal Deborah

Brosnahan and Jade Tonkin, year 8, with the papal blessing to

mark Villa Maria College’s centennial.

PHOTO: KERI CROMPTON ​

Villa Maria blessed by pope

•From page 1

The next family to take over

the property built a two-storey

house on the land, which they

named “St Barbe,” only to suffer

a similar financial fate and the

home and land had to be sold.

After another short period of

private ownership, the building

and land was eventually purchased

by the Sisters of Mercy,

who wanted to educate young

women, often forgotten by educational

institutions in those days.

The sisters named the property

Villa Maria meaning “house of

Mary” and developed a boarding

and day school for the girls of

Canterbury.

Villa Maria was considered out

in the country – some distance

from the rest of Christchurch,

and many pupils boarded.

Villa was staffed for many years

by nuns, and had a sister principal

up until 1992, when the first “lay”

principal was appointed.

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as part of a comprehensive history

exhibition during the school’s

centennial celebrations.

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Tuesday December 19 2017 5

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Memorial photo for Japanese school

• By Emily O’Connell

A JAPANESE school which had 11

students die in the CTV Building

collapse has been gifted a photo

of the earthquake memorial at

Avonhead Park Cemetery.

The Friends of Avonhead

Cemetery Trust gifted the photo

along with a pikorua to represent

the bond the group have with the

Toyama International Language

School.

The school is 300km north-west

of Tokyo.

FOAC’s founder trustee Karl

Varley presented the gift to

the school’s principal Kuniaki

Kawahata last Friday.

“Many of the families have

never visited the memorial so

to have this photo framed with

a pikorua inside was extremely

poignant to them,” FOAC

chairman Clive Paris said.

Mr Paris said the school was

amazed by the gesture and it

means a lot to parents who aren’t

able to visit the memorial in

person.

“Mr Kawahata expressed how

deeply touched they were that

FOAC was remembering their

loved ones even to this day,” he

said.

Mr Paris said the group

will continue pushing for the

GIFT: Friends of Avonhead

Cemetery founder trustee

Karl Varley (right) presenting

a framed picture of the

earthquake memorial

and a pikorua to Toyama

International Language School

principal Kuniaki Kawahata. ​

cemetery’s name to be changed to

Avonhead Memorial Cemetery.

The Friends of Avonhead

Cemetery group has been lobbying

to have the name changed to

reflect its significance as the

final resting place of many of the

earthquake victims.

DESTROYED: The CTV Building after the February 22, 2011,

earthquake.

Local

News

Now

In Brief

Fire rages, homes at risk

CAR PARKING LOST

Portacoms for contractors have

been installed on the front lawn

and temporary car park of Jellie

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Tuesday December 19 2017 7

News

New Briscoes to be built at Bush Inn

HOMEWARE giant Briscoes

will move into the Bush Inn

Centre in 2019.

A 3000 sq m building will

be constructed at the front of

the centre on Riccarton Rd

to provide a new high-profile

Briscoes.

The retail company said

easy parking and access for

customers, a high-profile site

and proven successful location

are the reasons behind the

move.

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

Resource consent has been

issued and Briscoes hopes to

open in March 2019.

According to Ganson

Group, which runs the Bush

Inn Centre, it’s proving popular

with retailers and shoppers.

Said Ganson Group

development manager Andy

Bell: “The few remaining sites

in the Bush Inn development

are being taken up quickly and

any retailer wanting to join us

now should get in touch fast.”

• 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.

COMING SOON: Briscoes will join other shopping outlets at

the Bush Inn Centre in from March 2019.

Xmas dinner gift

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 of “just a normal food

parcel”.

He hopes the Christmas

dinners will relieve stress and

spread Christmas joy.

“It’s my belief that this drive

will serve as a pilot to test

the feasibility of potentially

running a much larger scale

project in subsequent years,”

Mr Jackson said.

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Weed spray in

park concerns

resident

• By Emily O’Connell

Fire rages, homes at risk

THE CITY council is reassuring a

concerned Avonhead resident that

spraying in local parks is safe.

Linda Blackmore has laid a complaint

with the city council about

how often they spray weed killer in

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nearby streets.

She said they are “continually

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City council neighbourhood and

sports parks operations manager Al

Hardy said the gardens are sprayed

on a monthly basis “to control existing

weed vegetation species only.”

Mrs Blackmore also has concerns

about what the city council is using

to kill weeds.

But Mr Hardy said the city

council use a plant-based organic

herbicide.

“The organic herbicide is nontoxic

to humans and animals. Contractors

are required to place signage

within the parks when spraying

activates are carried out,” he said.

But Mrs Blackmore said she’s seen

staff spraying with no signs out and

no face masks.

Mr Hardy said “contracted staff

must attend and pass a course

which outlines a the required safety

procedures to apply the organic

product.”

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Your Local Views

A stronger sense of community

Westside

Community

Trust

Connections

Programme

co-ordinator

Julie Young

talks about

what they

do in the community

Sockburn and Upper

Riccarton residents have loved

the community fun days at

Sockburn Park hosted by

Westside Community Trust

for neighbourhood weekend in

March and neighbourhood week

in October.

The trust, which is linked to

Westside ACTS Church, is soon

to be renamed Activate.

We aim to help residents

develop a stronger sense of

community, belonging and wellbeing,

and to identify the local

community organisations they

can be part of.

The fun days were free so

everyone could participate. Hundreds

of ice creams, sausages,

pottles of popcorn and cups of

fizzy were consumed and kids

loved the three-legged races,

sack races, egg and spoon races,

bouncy castle and games.

Local schools, pre-schools and

dance schools were invited to

provide the entertainment. The

trust is very grateful for all the

GATHERING: A food stall at one of fun days organised by

Westside Community Trust.

sponsorship it receives.

Many organisations had stands

to advertise the services they offer

in the community.

The next fun day will be on

Sunday, March 25.

The trust runs the weekly

children programmes which

are thoroughly enjoyed by the

primary and intermediate-aged

kids, teaching values and life

skills through crafts, badges, outings

and activities.

The trust is currently liaising

with the Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board

and the city council in regards

to improving the Sockburn Park

so it can become a vibrant community

hub – requesting toilets,

the clean-up of the paddling

pool and barbecue left from the

swimming complex which was

removed 10 years ago.

The trust would love to hear

from any individual, organisation

or business who is interested in

the upgrade of Sockburn Park,

having a stand at the fun days,

helping fund the fun days,

sponsoring children who can’t

afford to attend the awesome programmes

or who have children

who would like to attend those

programmes next year.

•Email office@

westsidechurch.org.nz .

FLAME FILES

• 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 promotion of smoke

alarms and I still live in hope of

the day none of us will agree to

sleep anywhere that is not alarm

covered.

Another quite satisfying part

of this job has been the public

speaking.

I’ve talked to older people,

young people, service groups

and even prisoners in jail.

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prisoners Mark Thomas

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Women’s Prison later used

their phone privileges to ring

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were protected by smoke

alarms.

Some of the most satisfying

feedback I ever got was being

told all of the group I had

spoken to at Christchurch

Women’s Prison later used their

phone privileges to ring home to

ensure the family was protected

by smoke alarms.

Finally, sincere thanks are due

to Star Media for providing me

with the platform to preach the

fire safety message.

That’s a true public service

and is very much appreciated.

I’ve been fortunate with the

calibre of people I’ve worked

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Tuesday December 19 2017 9

News

Tech-savvy teacher awarded

Local

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Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Julia Evans

WINNING an unsung hero

award from EducationHQ New

Zealand is no easy feat.

Selwyn House teacher

Simon Christie had to develop

an entirely new curriculum,

the first of its kind in New

Zealand, to take out the unsung

hero technology category last

Tuesday.

The Burnside resident codeveloped

the mechatronics

course with his colleague, Liz

Fairhall. It mixes technology,

robotics, mechanical

engineering, mathematics,

science and the arts.

“We’ve always had a robotics

programme but we wanted

to find a point of difference,”

he said. That’s when the

mechatronics course began its

development.

“Girls are often

underrepresented in the science

and technology fields. We want

them not only to be taking part

in them, but leading the way,”

he said.

Winning the award was

“vindication” that his pupils

would have an advantage in a

world dominated by technology.

While he has put many days

and nights into the curriculum,

the course will never quite be

complete. “That’s what we tell

our girls. In mechanical engineering,

nothing’s ever quite

finished. It’s a never-ending

task. You can always find something

to change and upgrade.

It’s the same with mechatronics,”

he said.

Mr Christie said while the

mechatronics curriculum began

in one Selwyn classroom, it

is now taught throughout the

school.

“From years 1-8. And they’ve

even started teaching it in the

pre-school,” he said.

One of his proudest moments

was when his year 7 pupils

ROBOTIC

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WEALLEANS ​

developed a knife that could be

used by his mother-in-law who

has tetraplegia.

“The girls were learning about

rights in society in terms of

people with a disability. They

then applied their mechatronics

learning to help solve a problem,”

he said.

ASSET: Riccarton High School

has purchased Birch Hill Lodge

near Oxford. ​

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for many years and includes a

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sleeping facilities for 24 people.

The property will replace Kokiri

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outdoor education facility.

The school’s board of trustees

were conscious of the increasing

issues of owning property and operating

a programme at a location

so far from the school.

They felt moving their Kokiri

programme to this side of the

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Tuesday December 19 2017 11

News

Drama group to premiere

romantic Aussie musical

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Emily O’Connell

THE HALSWELL Drama

Group will be the first in

the country to premiere an

Australian musical written by

the brother of a Wiggle.

It will be taking the stage with

Who Loves Me? in August.

The musical is written by

Australian singer and songwriter

John Field.

Halswell Drama Group

vice-president Tim Gunther

said they’re “really excited” to

perform the musical.

He said Mr Field’s brother,

Anthony Field, co-founded The

Wiggles.

Mr Field helped his brother

write some of the music for the

popular children’s show.

Mr Gunther said the Field

family are well known in Australia

as successful musicians,

writers and actors.

Who Loves Me? follows the

story of Enzo Bellini, proprietor

of Bellini’s Cafe, whose one last

wish is to see his heartbroken

daughter Sophia Bellini happy

again.

Sophia finds herself on a giant

billboard across from the cafe

put up by her father, proclaiming

her “the jewel of the city” and

inviting interested suitors to call

into Bellini’s Cafe.

Not long after, a second new

billboard appears with a mysterious

inscription – but who was

responsible for it?

Mr Gunther said they’re

planning on doing six shows,

ENTERTAINMENT: Who

Loves Me? author John

Field is not the only musical

member in his family – his

brother Anthony (left) is the

co-founder of the popular

children’s show The Wiggles.

with the opening night being on

August 17.

He said there’s additional pressure

for the cast, with Mr Field

planning to travel across the Tasman

for the opening night.

Mr Gunther said cast auditions

will be in March and he would

like to “encourage people to put

themselves out there.”

•For auditioning information,

email Halswelldramagroup@

outlook.com.

SUCCESSFUL: The man

behind Who Loves Me? John

Field with Origin Theatrical

managing director Kim

Ransley. ​

IMPROVEMENTS: The Westside Community Trust wants to

revamp Sockburn Park and its paddling pool. ​

Community bid to

revamp Sockburn Park

• By Emily O’Connell

A COMMUNITY trust is

looking at what it can do to

revamp Sockburn Park so it

can be a hub for locals.

Westside Community Trust

went to the Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board

with suggestions for the park

in September.

The trust requested toilets.

and a clean-up for the paddling

pool and barbecue area.

The park’s pool was closed

11 years ago through the city

council’s 2006 Aquatics Facilities

Plan and the 2006-16 Long

Term Council Community

Plan.

The city council presented a

report to the community board

last week which indicated

nothing can be done in the

near future.

“Staff have included such

a bid to be added to the draft

capital porgramme to be prioritised

alongside other potential

projects for the 2019-29 Long

Term Plan,” the report said.

The report also said the

funding for the park would be

in two stages.

“Twenty thousand dollars for

planning in 2026 and $200,000

for implementation in 2027.

This funding is subject to city

council approval,” the report

said.

The trust’s programme

co-ordinator Julie Young said

they had hoped it could have

been done sooner but is glad

their suggestions are being

considered.

“We will work with the ctiy

council and other interested

organisations who would like

to see the park become a strong

community hub,” she said.

Mrs Young said the next step

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12 Tuesday December 19 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Special Olympians

bring home medals

• By Andrew King

A SWAG of medals were won

by Christchurch athletes at the

Special Olympics New Zealand

national summer games in

Wellington.

Pitting themselves against

others from around the

country, medals were won in

indoor bowls, tenpin bowling,

swimming, athletics and

basketball.

Full list of winners:

Indoor Bowls

Pairs: Raymond Keith

Smith, Hoon Hay, and

Virginia Fowler, Redwood,

bronze in the B1 division.

Tenpin Bowling

Teams: ​Ian Dobbie,

Halswell, Andrew

Westgarth, Northwood,

Richard Willmott, New

Brighton, and Jessica

Stevens, Linwood, silver

in division six. Doubles:

Ian Dobbie, Halswell, and

Jessica Stevens, Linwood,

bronze in division 12.

Swimming

Teams: Shawn O’Rouke,

Halswell, Nathan

Winkelman, Papanui,

Jonathon Smithan,

SPORT

Burwood, and Ethan

Hamilton-Currey, Selwyn,

gold division M1 in the

4x50m relay. Jason

Webster, Hornby, Samantha

McLachlan, South Brighton,

Josie Noble, Cashmere, and

Andrew Salisbury, Hoon

Hay, bronze in the division

M2 4x25 medley. Singles:

Jason Webster, Hornby,

gold in the 50m freestyle

and silver in the 50m

backstroke.

Powerlifting

Michael Hardman,

Hornby, bronze in the 105kg

deadlift.

Athletics

Raymond Smith, Burnside,

gold in the shot put, silver

in the 100m. Kevin Horne,

Burnside, gold in the 100m

and long jump, bronze in the

shot put.

Equestrian

Timothy Swiggs-

Fitzsimon, Hornby, silver in

the dressage and bronze in

english equitation.

Children give back to

the elderly at Xmas

• By Emily O’Connell

TWO AVONHEAD schools are

sending their love to the elderly

this Christmas.

Avonhead School and

Avonhead Kindercare Learning

Centre are working together

to spread the word about the

Sending Love initiative.

Hannah Rodgers, of Auckalnd,

and her five-year-old son started

the initiative after finding many

elderly people were alone at

Christmas and didn’t receive

cards from family or friends.

Avonhead School’s Family

and Whanau of Avonhead

chairwoman Briar Newham said

Sending Love is very important.

“It’s going to mean the world

to some people, just to get a wee

card,” she said.

Said Avonhead Kindercare

Learning Centre early childhood

teacher Felicity Goy: “I love

the thought of bringing some

Christmas cheer to someone who

may be lonely at Christmas and I

wanted to role model this to the

children at pre-school and my

own daughter,” she said.

Avonhead School year 3 and 4

pupils are using class time to help

create cards.

Ms Newham is hoping the

school can gather at least 100.

“We’re trying to teach the

children about paying it forward

and being mindful that not

everyone gets a Nintendo for

Christmas or a phone etc,” she

said.

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GIVING: Avonhead School pupils Ashton Tully, 9, Mehaul

Corbett, 7, and Zanthe Pethig, 8, making cards to send to the

elderly for Christmas.

Ms Newham said pupils have

become more giving since the

earthquakes.

“We’ve learnt to be more

community-minded now and to

take care of each other,” she said.

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Tuesday December 19 2017 13

School sends capsule into future

ON THE eve of Villa Maria

College’s 100 th birthday, students

have been working on a very

forward-thinking project – a

time capsule to be opened in

2068.

Teacher Mikaela Hood has

been working with her students

to decide what items should be

included in the capsule.

“Two year 12 history classes

were studying historical sources

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their learning

look into

different time

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sources,” Ms

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She said the idea of the college

creating a time capsule evolved

from this.

Year 9 social studies classes

have been involved in collecting

the items to be included.

Year 9E photographed the

school, collected artefacts

and asked principal Deborah

Brosnahan to write a letter to the

school’s future principal.

Year 9G wrote letters

discussing school life and their

experiences at the college.

“I like the idea of putting

letters into the time capsule

explaining what our lives are

FORWARD THINKING: (Back) – Monica Fahey, Sophie Houghton, Grace Prendergast, Madison

Clifton, Rebecca Thwaites, Molly Emms, Neve Mangan, Amy Buckmaster and Paris Wardle.

(Front) – Ashley Santhosh, Georgia-Rose Dawson, Sequaya Prentice, Piper McMullen, Mabel

Bownes, Olivia Glen, Ella-Rose Newman and Sarah Williams ​

like today, to be opened and read

in 2068,” year 9 student Sarah

Williams said.

Along with letters detailing

the present day life of a high

schooler, the classes included a

2017 college magazine, school

tie, photographs, canteen menu,

centennial pin and a school

swimming cap, among other

items.

“I like that I’ll still be alive

when it’s opened again in 50

years,” year 9 student Paris Wardle

said.

Villa Maria College will mark

a century of Catholic education

in February.

Opened and staffed by the

Sisters of Mercy in 1918, the

college has come a long way

from the 14 pupils enrolled on its

first day.

Registrations are now open for

the Villa Maria College centennial

weekend on February 16-18.

The events planned include

a family carnival day, sophisticated

ball and special centennial

mass.

The college’s history will

be told, with the launch of a

book written by historian and

author Sean Brosnahan, and a

photographic exhibition for all

to view.

•Villa Maria College centennial

details can be found

at www.villamaria100.co.nz

Villa Maria dux

earns university

scholarship

BRITTANY BAUGH was

crowned dux at Villa Maria

College’s senior prize-giving last

week.

As part of the award she received

a Canterbury University

dux scholarship.

She is enrolled at Canterbury

University next year and will

study a double degree in law and

arts.

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2 Tbsp butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

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4 pieces crystallised ginger, finely

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3/4 cup coconut milk

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100g butter

160g flour

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50g sugar

80g shredded coconut

1 lime, zested

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1 cup of grated fresh beets (from

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1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 teaspoon paprika (sweet, not

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1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Small pinch of salt

Small pinch of cayenne

2 Tbsp lemon juice

2 teaspoons honey

2 Tbsp sliced fresh mint leaves

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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.

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.

This is a free session.

Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd.

Holiday Activity – Make Your

Own Popsicle Stick Decoration

Tuesday, 11am-noon

Go along and create popsicle

stick and jigsaw piece Christmas

decorations to decorate your

Christmas tree at home. This

event is free, no bookings

required. All ages welcome.

Caregiver required.

Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341

Halswell 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 call 0800

Email emily.oconnell@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

663 463 to register.

Avonhead Baptist Church, 104

Avonhead Rd.

Christmas Story For Children

Wednesday, Thursday and

Friday, 11am

Admission by donation. The

birth of Jesus entertainingly

retold with audience interaction

and singing. Proceeds to St Peter’s

Church restoration fund.

Bowden Hall, St Peter’s Church,

Church Corner, 22 Main South

Rd.

Scrabble Club

Wednesday, 1-3pm

Go along to scrabble club.

There’s no obligation, just go

along whenever you can and join

the friendly group. All materials

are supplied.

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library

and Community Centre, 13

Bishopdale Court.

Templeton RSA’s Christmas

Carols

Wednesday, 6pm onwards

Entry is free. There will be raffle

tickets available to purchase

for $2. Raffle winners will receive

a Christmas Hamper.

Templeton RSA Hall, 38 Kirk

Rd.

A Christmas Soiree - Basil and

the Choir

Wednesday and Friday, 7.30pm

Admission by donation. Supper

included. Featuring Guest Choir

Paua Cantata on Wednesday

and St Peter’s Choir on Friday

along with soloist Amanda Atlas.

Proceeds to St Peter’s restoration

fund.

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Thursday, 11am-noon

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Thursday, 10am-noon

Those who want to have a chat

while they construct their favourite

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the weekly knit ’n’ yarn meetings.

From crochet to knitting or

a craft of your choice, have fun

with this social group. There are

a variety of books to help inspire

ideas for your next project or

even to help a beginner. Everyone

welcome.

Upper Riccarton Library, 71

Main South Rd.

Christmas Card Making

Thursday, 11am-2pm

Check out the colourful craft

table at the front of the library to

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There will be a range of

paper, materials and instructions

available. Go along and make

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Sing some familiar

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Halswell Rd.

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Tuesday December 19 2017 19

Festive Season Survival Tips

Healthy snacks are always popular

Christmas is a time for celebration,

spending time with friends and

family and enjoying festive foods

and drinks. Nutrition-wise, this

festive fare can be a challenge.

Here are some simple tips to help you

survive the festivities:

• Don’t try to lose weight over the festive

season. With parties, families and all the

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,

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•Be aware of how much you are actually

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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

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If you do really overdo the festive foods

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8.00am Holy Eucharist & Carols

10.00am Choral Eucharist

Preacher: Revd Ben Randall

Music: The Cathedral Choir

5.00pm Choral Evensong

Music: The men of the Cathedral Choir

234 Hereford St

Latimer Square

ChristChurch

Cathedral

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St. Peter’s

Anglican Church

(Church Corner)

22 Main South Road.

Maundy Thursday – 13

April

Last Supper & Service of

Shadows - 7.30 pm

Good Friday – 14 April

Devotional Service – Gathering

Around the Cross - 9.30 am

Easter Day – 16 April

Holy Communion & Greening

of the Cross. Please bring a

flower or greenery. 8.00 am

& 9.30 am

St. Luke’s Church

School Road, Yaldhurst

Easter Day – 16 April

Holy Communion 9.30 am

All welcome

The Rev. Nick Mountfort,

343.3007, 027.271.4909

www.stpeterschurch.nz

Merry

C

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T

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Christmas

Church

Services


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www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

Members Weekly

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LET US

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We wish

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Christmas Cheers

Meal Deal

Members that purchase any main

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Lucky Dip Christmas

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Member will be contacted.

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Chalmers

Restaurant

FREE DESSERT

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

EXTENSIVE CARVERY FROM 5.30PM PRICED AT

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PLEASE NOTE:

CHALMERS CLOSES FOR HOLIDAYS

SAT 23 DEC, REOPENING THURS 11 JAN

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TAKE A LOOK! HERE’S SOME OF OUR TASTY NEW DISHES

Ceasar Salad Thai Beef Salad

Club CAFE

GF & V options available

LUNCH & DINNER DAILY

The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Rd | Hornby

www.hornbywmc.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome

Steak Sandwich

The Buffet Restaurant

will be closed from

Tuesday 26th Dec 2017,

reopening on

Thursday 4th Jan 2018.

We wish everyone a

very happy Christmas

and look forward to

seeing you all in the

New Year.

Lunch & Dinner

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MON: ROAST MEAL

TUE: FISH & CHIPS

WED: FISH BURGER

THU: ROAST MEAL

SAT: FISH & CHIPS

AVAILABLE

FROM

11.30AM-2PM

FOR A

LIMITED TIME

GBC will be closed from 25th to 28th Dec 2017,

and 1st to 3rd Jan 2018. We will resume normal

business hours from Thursday 4th Jan 2018.

PHONE 385 8880 FIND US ON FACEBOOK fb.com/GBCCHCH

THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX | 110 MARSHLAND RD

www.gardenhotel.co.nz | phone 385 3132


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