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City2Surf on Sunday – are you up for it?

THEY’RE OFF: Runners leave the 14km start at last

year’s City2Surf.

PHOTO: RACHEL SLOAN

RUNNERS AND walkers – it’s

nearly time to pull on your lycra

and lace up those sneakers.

With just three days to go, conditions

are looking good for Sunday’s

City2Surf fun run.

And if you haven’t entered yet

on online, or are simply waiting to

see whether you are in the mood

to take up the challenge on the day

the good news is you can rock up

and enter.

The MetService is forecasting a

high of 21 deg C.

Star Media events organiser Vanessa

Fleming said entries are up

on last year. “There are more team

entries and workplaces using this

event for well-being and teamwork.

It’s really cool to see.”

The 150 team entries range in

size from 1000-strong “Hewaka

Tapu” to the five-member “We

Thought They Said Rum.”

Free parking for runners and

supporters is available on the

sports fields at McCormacks Bay.

There’ll be buses taking runners

to the start lines from 7.30am for a

cost of $8.

The 14km starts at 9am from

Pioneer Stadium’s Centennial

Park. An hour later, the Sport Canterbury

6km starts at 10am from

Hansen Park, Opawa.

Water is available on the course.

Runners will be following the

Heathcote River, finishing at the

Ferrymead playing fields.

Celebrate your achievement at

the City2Surf village on the playing

fields. Along with healthy food

options from salad to pizza, there

will be freebies, a fun zone for

children, prizes, entertainment and

much more.

And if you haven’t entered yet,

it’s not too late. Entry forms can be

downloaded from http://www.city-

2surf.co.nz/ or collect an entry from

YMCA city centre and Bishopdale,

The Athlete’s Foot Northlands and

Riccarton or at any Pak’n Save or

New World Supermarket.

The legacy

of a teen’s

bad driving

Ava Hurst was almost two when the car she was

a passenger in was struck head-on – driven by a

teenager. Her life was changed forever. Now a new

Crash Bash programme is under way to try to stop

more carnage on the roads.

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A VERY sobering photo on our

front page today that everyone,

young or old, should think

about.

What you see is the outcome

of a head-on crash 10 years ago

which changed Ava Hurst’s life

forever. She was almost two at

the time.

The latest Crash Bash campaign

(see page 5) has been

launched in Christchurch. It is

aimed at educating young drivers

about what carnage can be

caused when things go wrong

behind the wheel.

There is a different theme to

the campaign this year – the

shock, horror smashed up car

used as a prop in previous campaigns

has gone.

Let’s slow down and not have

too many more cases like Ava

Hurst.

It’s that time of the year again

– City2Surf!

On Sunday, thousands of all

different shapes and sizes will be

pounding the pavements.

It would be rude not to join

them.

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THIS WEEK IN CANTERBURY’S PAST

This week in history saw the Te Maori exhibition opened at the Robert McDougall

Art Gallery on March 14, 1987. Over a nine-week period, 147,012 people visited

the gallery, the largest number at the time to attend a single exhibition. On March

15, 1854, sheep stealer James McKenzie was arrested and imprisoned at Lyttelton.

He subsequently escaped and was recaptured several times, and was conditionally

pardoned on January 11, 1856. On the same day in 1982, a city council resolution

declared Christchurch a nuclear weapons-free zone. On March 15, 1983, New Zealand’s

first test-tube baby was born at St George’s Hospital. Between March 16 and

17, 1970, the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and Princess Anne visited

the city. On March 17, 1864, Arthur’s Pass was crossed by Arthur (later Sir Arthur)

Dudley Dobson. He became the Christchurch city surveyor in 1901. On March 17,

1928, the Civic Theatre opened in Manchester St. It was built in the burned out shell

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Thursday March 16 2017

In Brief

• By Sarla Donovan

CAMARADERIE and humour.

That’s what keeps 67-year-old

New Brighton surfer Ron Carter

out in the waves.

That, and the thrill of it.

Mr Carter started out on the

waves at seven-years-old with an

old-fashioned body board. At 10,

he got his first surfboard made

of plywood.

“It filled up with water and

had to have a bung.”

Any wetsuits back in the 60s?

“God, no. We wore our high

school jerseys with the sleeves

cut out.”

Mr Carter will be both a

competitor and a judge at the

Ray White New Brighton Duke

Festival of Surfing which starts

on Friday.

Now in its second year,

the festival celebrates the

introduction of surfing to

New Zealand by the legendary

Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku,

who rode a wooden surfboard in

front of a crowded New Brighton

beach in 1915.

Although his 68th birthday is

coming up this year, after more

than half a century riding a

board, Mr Carter’s not giving it

up any time soon.

He’s lucky. Long-time surfing

buddy Kiery Bennett’s knees

have packed up with arthritis.

They’ve known each other since

kindy, went to Brighton Primary

School then Aranui High

together and had a lot of fun

over the years.

“I’m pretty good; got a stiff

back but that’s pretty common

for surfers. Surfing keeps me fit,

but I keep fit for surfing. Do a lot

of stretching, do gym two days a

week and go out when the surf’s

good.”

He’s surfed the Pacific Islands

and Indonesia, with Lombok a

favourite.

“It’s similar to Uluwatu but

there’s no end to the waves at

Lombok. You’ve got to get out at

the right time or you end up on

the reef.”

Having a supportive wife is a

big help, he said.

“She eggs me on, keeps me

going. She comes out stand-up

paddling. My boys surf, the

grandkids have taken it up –

we’re beach people. When we

go on holiday, it’s to a beach –

surfing, fishing.”

He rates Gisborne and New

HANG LOOSE: New Brighton jeweller and

surfer Ron Carter carving up the waves off

Brighton Pier.

Life’s a beach for ageing surfer

Festival to

honour

legend

LEGEND: Duke Kahanamoku

helped introduce surfing to

New Zealand.

Plymouth for surfing in New

Zealand, but reckons the

weather is better in Gisborne.

He said it was great to see

women being encouraged to

surf and schools putting it in the

sporting curriculum.

His advice for wanna-be

surfers is to just go and do it,

maybe take a lesson to “get you

up and going.”

For Mr Carter, surfing is a way

of life.

“Everything revolves around

it. I love the thrill. I get it the

same as I did when I was a

kid.”

Events at the Duke Festival

of Surfing include exhibitions

of surf-related art and

memorabilia, along with movies

and music by the beach.

THere are free surf lessons for

beachside schools, a children’s

art competition and a three-day

surfing competition which kicks

off next week.

One of the organisers from

the New Brighton Pier and

Foreshore Society, Warren

Hawke, said the festival was

about celebrating surfing culture

and beach life in the New

Brighton area.

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check out the Facebook

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A gym membership at any of the

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could rise by 8.8 per cent. As part

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council is looking at increasing a

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from $720.12 to $783.36. The

plan will go through public

consultation before being adopted

in June. The monthly, fortnightly

and three monthly fees would

remain the same under the plan.

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Dora Langsbury will stand in the

Christchurch Central electorate

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since 2011, and the Labour Party’s

Duncan Webb. Ms Langsbury

usually stands in the Te Tai Tonga

electorate, however, Green Party

co-leader Metira Turia is standing

for that seat in September’s general

election. Ms Langsbury stood

unsuccessfully for the Christchurch

Central Ward for the city council in

October.

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The $28 million building, between

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February 22, 2011, earthquake,

and later demolished. Project

director Lee Butcher said strong

winds in January caused some

delays, but the build is back on

schedule and is running to budget.

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The day life changed for little Ava

On March 25, 2009,

a head-on crash left

toddler Ava Hurst

crippled – but also

had a profound impact

on others that day.

It inspired her uncle

Shane Thomson, who

was one of the first at

the scene of the crash,

to redevelop a driver

education programme

which will reach 21,000

Christchurch teens this

month. Gabrielle Stuart

reports

AVA HURST, 11, has spent much

of her young life in a hospital

bed – and the rest of it in a

wheelchair.

Ten years ago, Ava was almost

killed when the car she and her

family were heading home in was

hit head-on by a teen driver in a

truck.

The family had been heading

home to Waikuku, after a trip to

the supermarket.

Ben Farquhar, 19, was heading

the other way. The sun was in his

eyes, and he was chatting to his

girlfriend in the car beside him.

He told police he hadn’t even

seen the other car before he hit it.

Ava’s father, Adrian Hurst, saw

him coming and swerved, but

could not avoid the collision.

Ava’s mother, Nikki Thomson,

remembered the moment the

car came to a standstill. She was

left blind without her glasses,

trapped in the crushed car, and

struggling to breathe with a

punctured lung.

“It was so quiet, afterward. But

it stunk of fuel, like the car was

going to blow.”

The groceries they had just

brought had been in the back seat,

and the milk had burst and coated

all the windows in a film of white.

Mr Hurst had been wearing

his seat belt, but the force of the

crash still threw him against the

BATTLER: Now 11, Ava Hurst, pictured with her mother, Nikki

Thomson, still regularly needs surgery. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

windscreen, and bits of his hair

were stuck in the cracks.

When he turned to look at his

baby daughter, she looked peaceful,

like she was asleep.

It took him a moment to realise

she had stopped breathing.

Mr Hurst had been training

as a volunteer paramedic, so he

knew what to do, pulling his

daughter from the car and giving

her CPR.

He said those minutes before

the police and fire service arrived

were a blur.

At one point, the other driver,

Farquhar, tried to speak to him.

“I remember him coming over

and I was resuscitating Ava at the

time, and I think he said something,

like ‘is she going to be all

right?’I just looked at him,” Mr

Hurst said.

The family spent the next

12 weeks in hospital – first in

Christchurch, then at Starship,

where they learned the extent of

Ava’s injuries.

Part of her spinal cord near her

neck had been, in layman’s terms,

stretched, leaving her partially

paralysed. She had brain injuries,

a fractured collarbone, and

injuries to her lungs which meant

they had to be regularly drained

of fluid.

She was incredibly lucky to be

alive.

But because the doctors had

never seen a child recover from

injuries like hers, they could not

say what might happen – how

much Ava might recover, if she

would walk again, or what her

brain injuries might mean.

“I think the crash was the

easiest part of the whole experience:

It was over so quickly,” Mrs

Thomson said.

The hardest part came after

they returned home from the

hospital, as they began to realise

their lives and the life of their

daughter could never be what it

had been.

Then came the court case,

where Farquhar was convicted of

careless driving causing injury,

disqualified from driving for

nine months, fined $750 and ordered

to pay $4474 in reparation

to Ava’s family.

She said she had not heard from

Farquhar since the court case.

“I go through phases where

I’d like to run him over, and

RECOVERY:

Ava in

hospital

with her

mother and

father.

give him a taste of what we go

through. I know that sounds

terrible, it really does, but sometimes

you get so angry because

this is our life and we could have

had a normal life,” she said.

“Ava is okay, she’s not in danger,

so there are people worse off

than us. But he’s probably got a

family, living a normal life, and

for him it’s a past memory.”

When contacted by The Star,

Farquhar said he had been

blinded by the sun, and made a

terrible mistake.

“I am very, very sorry to Ava

and her family. I still think about

it often,” he said.

Today, Ava is a very lively and

happy 11-year-old.

She enjoys horseriding, swimming,

make-up and Minecraft,

and has plenty of friends.

But she is also keenly aware of

what she is missing out on.

She’d like to be able to have

sleepovers with her friends, but

usually can’t because she needs

such a lot of equipment and care.

She has already had 12 surgeries,

and will need more as she

grows – and each means time off

school and months of recovery.

She is able to walk short distances

slowly and painfully, with

the aid of a walker, but spends

most of her time in her motorised

wheelchair.

She has one message for teen

drivers.

“Don’t go on your phone. Stop

talking to your girlfriend and

concentrate, because that’s what

happened to me.”

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Programme personal

• By Gabrielle Stuart

THIS MONTH, Constable

Shane Thomson will

get up on stage to speak

about safer driving to

21,000 Christchurch

teenagers across 34 schools

through the Crash Bash

programme – something a

long way out of his comfort

zone.

But he is driven by

something deeply personal.

He was working as a

volunteer firefighter 10

years ago, when he was

called to a crash.

He had no idea it was his

sister’s family involved –

until he saw it was Ava on

the ground.

After 12 years as a

firefighter he had seen

some horrible crashes –

but nothing prepared him

for the moment he came

across his own niece lying

on the side of the road,

struggling to breathe.

He helped desperately to

resuscitate Ava, rescue his

sister who was trapped in

the car, and load the family

into a rescue helicopter.

He later read the

crash report when the

teen driver, 19-year-old

Benjamin Farquhar, went

to court.

“He wasn’t driving to

the conditions. He had sun

in his eyes but he carried

on at a normal road

speed. If he had slowed

down to a point where he

could see where he was

going, it would have never

happened,” Constable

Thomson said.

THe crash was a catalyst,

he said.

It inspired him to join

the police, to try to prevent

crashes from happening.

It later inspired him to

join the team redeveloping

Crash Bash, which aims to

teach teens to drive safely.

THe annual programme

is funded by the city

BUDDIES: Constable Shane Thomson was inspired

by his niece, Ava, to become a police officer.

council and NZTA, and

will tour a record number

of Canterbury schools this

year.

Until this year, Constable

Thomson said it took a

confronting approach,

focusing on issues like

drink driving by showing

the tragic details of crashes

involving teenagers.

But it had not been as

effective as they hoped.

THis year, they have

redesigned it to focus on

everyday issues – like

cornering, following

distances and distractions

while driving.

To do that, they involved

Christchurch teenagers

in challenges, some prefilmed

and some done live

onstage.

To illustrate the need

for a safe, three second

following distance, they

filmed student drivers

asked to follow another

car at what they believed

was a safe driving distance

– and then recorded how

far ahead the students

skidded when the other car

slammed on the brakes.

THe programme was

then presented live by

actors Bianca Seinafo and

Josh Johnson from the

Court Theatre.

Burnside High School

student Nargas Ahmadi,

17, said she believed the

message, particularly

about distractions, was

something she and her

friends needed to hear.

She has had her learners

licence for about six months

but said as a teenager it was

easy to slip up.

“We need to be told

again and again and

again,” she said.

THe focus of the

programme was

chosen after examining

Canterbury crash statistics.

Between 2012 and

2015, there were about

150 serious crashes in

Christchurch which left

people injured, and where

teen drivers aged between

15 and 19 were partly or

fully at fault.

Poor observation was

listed as the reason for the

crash for about 40 per cent

of those crashes.

Constable Thomson’s

goal was simply to prevent

the kind of tragedy his

family had to face, he said.

“Every ticket I issue, I

look at it as potentially

preventing an accident or

saving a life,” he said.

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Crusaders to

raise funds

for child cancer

• By Noah Graham

THREE CRUSADERS will swap

their rugby balls for a plastic

bucket on Friday to collect money

for the Child Cancer Foundation.

Mitch Dunshea, Leon Fukofuka

and Tim Perry will be at the Eastgate

Shopping Centre in Linwood

from noon to 1pm to fundraise

for the Child Cancer Foundation.

Child Cancer Foundation business

development manager Lydia

Hemingway said the Crusaders

were supportive of the foundation

and the players had an important

part in their fundraising last

year.

“Last year the public really engaged

with the Crusaders as they

roamed around the mall within

the hour and they helped raise a

lot of money.”

The bucket collection is part of

an effort by the foundation to try

to raise $750,000 nationally this

month which will help more than

500 families, she said.

Fundraising will also take place

on Saturday at the mall from

noon to 1pm and will continue in

the evening at AMI Stadium when

the Crusaders play the Blues.

Plan for second worst intersection

• By Tom Doudney

THE INTERSECTION ranked

as the city’s second most

dangerous will receive a

$1 million upgrade but work

won’t begin until 2019 at the

earliest.

The intersection of Ilam Rd,

Middleton Rd and Riccarton

Rd was included on the list of

Christchurch’s 100 most dangerous

intersections, released

in January ahead of the draft

Annual Plan.

Only the intersection of Russley

Rd and Memorial Ave was

ranked above it.

City council head of transport

Chris Gregory said the draft

Annual Plan allowed for construction

to take place in the

2019/20 financial year. The work

would take about six months.

“Currently this project is in

the scheme design phase,” Mr

Gregory said.

“A number of options are

being examined that take

into account safety upgrades,

cycleways and the need to

minimise impact on vehicle and

public transport routes.”

It was anticipated that

community consultation would

take place in the first half of

DRIVE CAREFULLY: The intersection of Ilam Rd, Middleton Rd

and Riccarton Rd is currently ranked as the city’s second most

dangerous.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

next year.

There have been 35 crashes

recorded at the intersection between

2011 and 2016, although

not all non-injury crashes for

2016 may have yet been entered

in the system.

The recorded crashes include

29 involving vehicles only, five

involving pedestrians and one

involving a cyclist. Serious injuries

were suffered in one crash,

in 2012.

Mr Gregory said the intersection’s

high placing on the list

was due to the combination of

high reported injury crashes

and its configuration.

The intersection was last upgraded

25 years ago when traffic

lights were installed.

To decide rankings on the

list, the city council uses crash

data from the NZ Transport

Agency.

However, a city council

spokeswoman said the order

of intersections on the list was

changing as new incidents occurred.

A range of other considerations

were also used to

determine the actual order and

timing of intersection upgrades.

These included predicted traffic

growth from development,

congestion, speed limits, minor

unreported crash history, efficiency

of traffic operations,

pedestrian and cycling use and

community input.

“It’s important to understand

that it’s not a simple case of

taking action for intersections

in the order they appear on the

list,” the spokeswoman said.

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News

Bid to change the way we travel

A major planning

document has laid

bare the “significant”

challenges faced in

moving Christchurch

from a car culture to a

more public transportorientated

city. Tom

Doudney reports

UNLESS PUBLIC transport patronage

can be improved, there

will be an extra 80,000 cars on

the city’s roads in 2041 and 40

per cent more congestion.

But getting people to change

their ways is not going to easy, a

report suggests.

The draft future public

transport strategic business case

was presented to the greater

Christchurch public transport

joint committee yesterday.

It identifies a number of challenges

facing authorities in developing

and increasing patronage

of public transport over the

coming decades.

These included poor travel

time and reliability of public

transport compared to private

vehicles. Peak time congestion

due to more people driving

JAM PACKED: Congestion on Christchurch roads is expected to worsen unless steps to increase

patronage of public transport can be increased.

themselves ensured public to three per cent by 2020 and five

transport remained slower than per cent by 2030. The transport

alternatives and further discouraged

people from using it. Central Recovery Plan also aims

chapter of the Christchurch

Currently only 2.3 per cent of to triple public transport use for

trips made in greater Christchurch

over a year are on public However, the strategic business

central city trips by 2041.

transport, while 83 per cent are case concluded that the challenges

facing public transport

in private vehicles, with the rest

walking or cycling.

in greater Christchurch were

The Regional Public Transport significant.

Plan (2014) aims to increase that “If the problems are not ad-

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

dressed it is unlikely that public

transport targets will be realised,”

it stated.

“Current trends are for

stagnant or declining ridership

and that the status quo will not

be enough to attract people to

choose public transport.”

Significant enhancements to

public transport would require

a large capital commitment

and land use would have to be

managed to support this. For

example, by allowing higher

density development along public

transport corridors.

Environment Canterbury

deputy chairman Steve

Lowndes, a member of the joint

committee, said getting people

in the car-dominated culture to

shift to public transport was a

challenge.

“Cars are cheap, petrol is

relatively cheap and while those

things exist in the market, it

is not going to be easy,” Mr

Lowndes said.

“We have to make public

transport an attractive option.”

Canterbury University transport

expert Simon Kingham said

Christchurch was unusual compared

to other cities around the

world in that it was not investing

in rail. Doing so, he said, could

help increase public transport

usage.

“I would hope that ECan and

others would be looking at rail,”

he said.

The next phase of planning for

the join committee will involve

creating a programme business

case focusing on how these challenges

should be addressed and

how costs would be shared.


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Thursday March 16 2017 9

in a car culture city

• By Tom Doudney

THAT CARS and not public

transport have been the

preferred method of getting

around in Christchurch for

decades can be illustrated with

a single statistic.

To find the peak year for public

transport patronage in the

city, you have to go all the way

back to 1945, when 32 million

passenger trips were recorded.

Currently, patronage is less

than half that, at 14 million

trips per year, in spite of the

population having doubled

since then.

Patronage began to fall away

from the 1950s, as private vehicle

use increased. It reached its

lowest levels in 1992 when less

than seven million trips were

recorded.

However, numbers were

recovering steadily in the early

2000s, as measures were introduced

to modernise the bus

network. This period saw the

introduction of the Metrocard,

Orbiter service, real time travel

information and the opening

of the first central city interchange.

By 2010, patronage was at its

highest levels (17 million trips)

CHALLENGES: Taking a bus is currently slower and less

reliable than going by car.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

since the early 1970s, but things

would change again the following

year when the February

2011 earthquake struck.

The earthquake altered travel

patterns and affected the operation

of the bus network. Previously,

almost all buses went

through the central city and the

area’s closure post-earthquake

was a big disruption.

Environment Canterbury’s

redesign of the bus network to

the current ‘hub and spokes’

model, which focused on connecting

services in the suburbs

with less routes coming directly

into the city, was implemented

in December 2014.

However, numbers which

had recovered slightly since

2011 have since continued to

fall again, dropping three per

cent in the 2015/2016 financial

year while patronage for the

country as a whole increased

by the same percentage. In the

2016/2017 financial year to date,

numbers have so far fallen a

further 2.5 per cent.

Cars beat buses

in travel time race

• By Tom Doudney

Travel times during

afternoon peak traffic

•CBD to Belfast via

Cranford St: 12 minutes by

car, 32 minutes by bike, 37

minutes by bus

•CBD to Cashmere via

Colombo St: seven minutes

by car, 12 minutes by bike, 13

minutes by bus

•CBD to New Brighton

via Pages Rd: 11 minutes by

car, 21 minutes by bike, 34

minutes by bus

•CBD to Christchurch

Airport via Memorial Ave: 14

minutes by car, 31 minutes by

bike, 30 minutes by bus

CATCHING A bus from the

central city to Belfast could

you take you 25 minutes longer

during afternoon peak hour

traffic than if you had gone by

car.

It’s findings like these, from a

city council analysis in November,

which illustrate one of the

key challenges in getting more

people to get on the bus.

The analysis of four key routes

between the central city and

outer suburbs showed car travel

was much faster than bus travel,

while bike travel was faster than

bus travel on three of the routes.

Environment Canterbury data

suggests that frequency is also

a key driver of patronage, with

the five lines that run every 15

minutes typically attracting more

passengers than routes with

longer intervals.

Bus journey times are also

more variable than other modes

of transport. The strategic business

case found public transport

reliability in Christchurch was

“considerably lower” than Wellington

and Auckland where

“approximately 95 per cent of

services run on time.”

In Christchurch, reliability

varied between 12 and 50 per

cent during late afternoon peak

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Crowd funding

for public train No funding for Santa Parade

• By Tom Doudney

A GROUP is aiming to crowd

fund $1.8 million for a public train

service which would run between

Christchurch, Selwyn and North

Canterbury.

The Pledge Me page for Dash,

which has being shared on social

media, said it aimed to be the first

community-owned commuter rail

operation in the country.

It also said the project was “in

a race against a foreign buyer” for

Auckland Transport’s diesel ADK

trains, which were withdrawn from

service in 2014 following electrification

of the city’s rail network.

Dash’s plan would involve three

routes connecting the central city

with Lyttelton in the south, Rolleston,

Kirwee and Darfield in the

west, and Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Amberley

and Waipara in the north.

It promises to get passengers

from Rangiora to Moorhouse Ave

in 37 minutes and from Rolleston to

Moorhouse Ave in 27 minutes.

In the city, it would use stations or

platforms at Moorhouse Ave, Addington,

Hornby, Papanui, Riccarton

and Woolston.

As of late afternoon yesterday,

53 people had pledged a combined

total of $5485.

• By Gabrielle Stuart

AFTER FAILING to get

funding from the city council,

Santa Parade organisers are

appealing to the public in a last

effort to save the parade.

The future of the parade has

been in jeopardy after the city

council cut funding of the event

last year to $60,000, down from

$85,000 the year before.

It costs about $200,000 each

year to run the parade.

The city council planned to

include funding for the parade

in its Annual Plan, but that fell

through.

That means the organisers will

have to compete for a city council

contestable funding grant,

and any funding they get may

not arrive until November.

But they can only afford to

pay the bills until May, because

their fund reserves were used

covering the shortfall for last

year’s parade.

The bills add up to about

$15,000 per month, which

includes the rent of the float

storage warehouse, insurance

and maintenance.

If they cannot get funding

before the money runs out, the

AT RISK: In spite of the success of previous Santa Parades,

the annual event is now in jeopardy because of funding

problems.

PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS

organisers may be forced to sell

the floats.

Christchurch Santa Parade

Trust chairwoman Anne Jamieson

said she did not want to

have to appeal to the public, but

she felt the trust had no other

option.

She said the Santa Parade had

been held for 70 years, and she

did not want to see it fall over.

“It’s one of the few Canterbury

events which is held for the kids,

so this is all about them,” she

said.

She said she had been told in

meetings with city council staff

last year they were working to

have funding set aside in the

Annual Plan, so she was taken

by surprise when she was told in

January that would not happen.

But the city council says it

never promised to set aside the

funding.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel told The

Star in December she was looking

at including funding for the

parade in the Annual Plan.

“We are not abandoning

the Santa Parade and we will

certainly make sure this popular

Christchurch event doesn’t fall

over,” she said at the time.

She was not available to

answer questions from The Star

yesterday.

But city council head of

recreation and sports, John

Filsell, said he could “absolutely

categorically” say no promise

was made.

He said the city council

wanted to support the parade,

but could not give out funding

of any sort before June, because

it was legally required to stick to

its budgets.

He said he was working with

the parade organisers to look at

ways they could help in other

ways, like storage.

A Givealittle page appealing

for money for the parade is set

to be launched on Friday.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Do

you think the Santa Parade

should be given ratepayer

funding? Why or why not?

Email your thoughts to

gabrielle.stuart@starmedia.

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Thursday March 16 2017 11

Late Convention Centre deal failed

• By Gabrielle Stuart

IN THE final two weeks

before it was shut down,

the Canterbury Earthquake

Recovery Authority tried to

push the failed Convention

Centre deal through – but

failed to get approval.

The Government spent two

years working on a deal with

Plenary Conventions

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a consortium

made up of

Plenary Group,

Ngai Tahu Property

and Carter

Group.

John

Ombler

The deal collapsed

in June,

when the Government

announced it would

develop the Convention Centre

alone.

But a document obtained by

The Star shows an attempt to

push through the signing of

the deal in the final two weeks

before the Canterbury Earthquake

Recovery Authority shut

down on April 18.

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English, in his former role as

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A CHRISTCHURCH nursing

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status has been re-admitted to bail

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He pleaded guilty to the utensils

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STILL LOW: Visitor numbers to the Christchurch Art

Gallery have continued to disappoint.

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Art Gallery numbers ‘disappointing’

• By Tom Doudney

VISITORS NUMBERS at the

Christchurch Art Gallery improved

slightly during the last quarter but

remained “disappointing.”

During the six months from July to

December, 147,071 people visited the

gallery. That represents about 77 per

cent of the city council’s target of a

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For the full year, the target is

380,000 to 420,000 visitors.

The half year result is a five per cent

improvement on the first quarter

(July to September) result, when the

gallery was tracking 72 per cent of its

targeted visitor numbers.

The gallery was reopened in December

2015 after being damaged in

the February 2011 earthquake. It cost

$60 million to repair.

A report to the city council’s

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finance and performance committee

stated that its numbers were disappointing

and identified several things

which could help improve them.

These included continuing to

develop tourism, attractions and

activities in the central city; ensuring

more residents knew the gallery and

car park were both open; opening the

gallery’s Universo Bar and Brasserie

cafe (expected to be in June or July);

and continuing to develop public

programme events.

Gallery director Jenny Harper

said the targets were based on the

pre-earthquake situation and the

drop in visitor numbers reflected the

challenging and complex nature of the

current environment.

“We really emphasised being open

as soon as we could, even without

the usual facilities. I’m proud of how

far we’ve come in 18 months; but

it’s important that we return to preearthquake

levels as soon as practicable,”

she said.

“We also have to recognise a facility

like ours doesn’t bounce back overnight.”

Figures for March showed visitor

numbers were currently up to 82

per cent of the lower end target, Ms

Harper said.

Meanwhile, the nearby Canterbury

Museum has set new records for its

visitor numbers in November (63,526

visitors), December (73,045) and more

recently in February (91,150).

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Thursday March 16 2017

By-election may cost $65,000

• By Bridget Rutherford

A BY-ELECTION to replace city

councillor Raf Manji, should

he win the Ilam seat in the

general election,

would cost about

$65,000.

The Waimairi

Ward councillor

has confirmed

he will stand as

in independent

Raf Manji

candidate for the

Ilam electorate in

September’s general election.

It comes five months after he

was voted in for his second term

as a city councillor.

He will come up against

National’s Gerry Brownlee, who

has held the seat since 1996,

Labour’s Anthony Rimell and

David Lee, of the Green Party.

If elected, he said he would

step down as councillor.

City council electoral officer

Jo Daly said a by-election would

be needed to replace him.

The estimated cost of a contested

election for the Waimairi

Ward is $65,000.”

She said there was no rule that

she was aware of saying a councillor

must step down if they

BEEHIVE CONTEST: If Raf Manji was to beat Gerry Brownlee

in this year’s general election, a city council by-election to

replace him would cost about $65,000.

were successful in the general

election.

Cr Manji said the catalyst

for him to stand was when

then Prime Minister John Key

stepped down in December, because

he had a good relationship

with Christchurch and Cr Manji

did not want that to slip.

“I hadn’t planned to do it

when I ran for council. I had

thought further down the track

but not this one.”

He said the cost of a byelection

was not ideal but it had

happened before.

If there was a way the community

could choose its own

candidate without having to go

through that process he would

be supportive of that, although

he did not know if that could be

done.

Cr Manji said his goal was to

make sure he could be the voice

for Christchurch in Parliament

to continue its recovery. The

launch of his policy platform

next month would outline what

he would stand for, he said.

His experience in council

would help with its relationship

with the Government, he said.

All his campaigning

would be

done in his own

time, he said.

“People who say

independents can’t

Gerry

Brownlee

have influence,

that’s absolutely

not the case.”

Mayor Lianne

Dalziel said she thought Cr

Manji was always destined for

central Government, rather

than local. However she was

surprised he was standing as an

independent because it had its

“challenges.”

Cr Manji, who was first

elected onto the city council in

2013, is currently chairman of

the finance and performance

committee.

Ms Daly said Ms Dalziel

would have the power to appoint

a new chair under the

Local Government Act.

But Cr Manji said he would

still be there to help if needed.

Cr Manji said Mr Brownlee

was a “formidable opponent.”

Police meeting

with residents

tonight

• By Noah Graham

AN ORGANISER of an online

survey about crime in Lyttelton

hopes tonight’s police-prompted

community meeting will not just

be a show of statistics.

A public meeting between police

and the community will be held at

the Lyttelton Primary School hall

at 6pm.

It comes after months of concern

from residents about policing in

Lyttelton.

Paul Dietsche, who helped

organise an online survey which

highlighted the community’s dissatisfaction,

is worried the police

will show statistics that say there

has not been an increase in crime.

But he is hopeful the police will

suggest plans on how the community

and police can work together.

Canterbury area prevention

manager Acting Inspector Paul

Reeves, Senior Sergeant Stephen

McDaniel and Sergeant Dave

Knowles will be at the meeting

to help answer the community’s

questions.

National list MP Nuk Korako

and Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson

will attend. Green Party list MP

Eugenie Sage has requested leave

from Parliament to attend.

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EXCITING: White flippered penguins have started expanding

their nesting spots on Banks Peninsula. ​

Pest control allows penguins

to roam further on peninsula

• By Bridget Rutherford

A SUCCESSFUL predator

control programme on Banks

Peninsula has meant some of

the world’s smallest penguins

have started exploring

new nesting sites.

In November and December,

Banks Peninsula

Conservation Trust

carried out its great

little penguin count at

the largest mainland

penguin colony in the

country – Flea Bay.

It is carried out every four

years on the white flippered

penguins and took about three

weeks to do, because they like

to nest in isolated, and difficult

spots to access.

Although the number of

pairs of penguins had declined

since the previous count, results

showed they have started

to explore old and unused nest

sites.

Nests were found in burrows

at Otanerito, which had been

unused for about 15-20 years.

BPCT Wildside co-ordinator

Marie Haley said it was

exciting news for the colony’s

future.

She said it showed the success

of the predator control

programme across an area

known as the Wildside, since

numbers blew out in the 1980s.

The Wildside is a nationally

significant area for the protection

of sea bird breeding sites.

Marie Haley

“It’s taken that long for

the programme to be good

enough, and long enough lasting

for the tide to really turn

and it’s quite exciting.”

Ms Haley said the penguins

had also been nesting at

the bottom of Hinewai

Reserve, and also

around the coast where

the predator control

programme took place,

from Akaroa head to Le

Bons Bay.

They had also moved

to more open places

closer to humans and activity,

and seemed to be coping well,

she said.

A lot more were also being

spotted in Akaroa Harbour,

she said.

In 2012, 1304 penguin pairs

were counted. While the recent

count found 1250.

Ms Haley said the drop

was not concerning, because

the Flea Bay population had

increased most years, and now

it seemed to have reached its

maximum.

The very first count was

done in 2000, with 717 pairs.

The trust was also seeing

continued increase in

the number of sooty shearwaters

or titi, nesting at Stony

Bay.

In the last count in December,

there were up to 50 chicks.

The number had gone up every

year.


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Thursday March 16 2017 17

Human waste found in bins

Dialysis bags

recycling

solution

found

• By Gabrielle Stuart

HUMAN WASTE has caused

a messy dispute between local

authorities – but the problem

may be solved through a new

recycling programme.

The problems began when

city council staff at the Ecosort

recycling depot started finding

bags of waste from kidney

treatments – which often

jammed up sorting machines,

and caused messy problems for

workers.

It came from patients getting

peritoneal dialysis treatment,

who were putting the waste from

their catheters in their yellow

recycling bins, rather than with

rubbish.

The city council threatened

to fine the Canterbury District

Health Board if the problem

continued.

But the CDHB said the

problem was caused because

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BINNED: Human waste from kidney treatments which was

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the city council-provided red

rubbish bins were too small to

take the waste, and patients on

the treatment needed bigger

bins.

The problem was solved

when private company Baxter

Healthcare stepped in with a

solution in September, offering

to start a waste recycling

programme free of charge.

It has run similar programmes

in Australia and Auckland,

collecting the PVC containers

used in the treatment.

As of December, more than

120 patients across New Zealand

had signed up to the recycling

scheme.

It runs similar programmes

in hospitals, collecting oxygen

tubing and oxygen masks which

are turned into rubber matting

for children’s playgrounds.

Staff shortage strains

mental health services

• By Gabrielle Stuart

CANTERBURY’S strained

mental health services are

struggling to recruit staff, a new

report has revealed.

Staff in the mental health

services have reported feeling

unsafe at work in the Canterbury

District Health Board

system, and said staffing issues

contributed to the problem.

Last year there were 775

physical assaults on CDHB staff

by patients, an average of more

than two a day.

The numbers include 236

assaults at Hillmorton Hospital

last year, where the number

had dropped from 507 assaults

recorded in 2014.

A report on the issue, prepared

for a health board meeting

today, said recruiting senior

medical officers into mental

health had been a challenge, and

there were a number of other

vacancies which had not been

filled.

It said overseas psychiatrists

were anticipated to be appointed

later this year, but the situation

was expected to “remain challenging”

until then.

It said the services were still

strained, with the adult acute inpatient

service, which deals with

the most serious cases, at 98 per

cent occupancy in February.

But it said the service was still

managing to see people quickly,

with more than 90 per cent of

people referred to the adult mental

health services seen within

21 days.

The specialist mental health

service teams have continued to

work exceptionally hard, given

the unprecedented demand post

quakes, to provide the best care

possible in some very challenging

circumstances,” the report

said.

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Police exercise $1 buy-back of software

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Thursday March 16 2017

NEW ZEALAND Police has

taken up a $1 buy-back option

for software it sold to failed developer

Wynyard Group in 2012.

Assistant commissioner Jevon

McSkimming said in an emailed

statement that the law enforcement

agency had “exercised our

right to buy back the IP rights

for EVE (Environment for

Virtualised Evidence)”. When

Wynyard went bust five months

ago NZ Police was undecided

on whether or not to trigger the

option.

The agency developed the software

in 2007 to help police build

a virtual copy of seized electronics

such as computers and mobile

phones, which can then be

searched without compromising

the original evidence. Police sold

it to Wynyard in 2012, which the

software developer characterised

as commercialising the product

for export markets. No price was

disclosed, though NZ Police’s

2013 annual report, which covered

the period, showed the sale

of intangible assets generating a

$36,000 cash flow.

Wynyard appointed voluntary

administrators last October

when the board decided a $10

million loan from shareholder

Skipton Building Society or raising

new debt or equity wasn’t in

the best interests of the firm, its

shareholders or other stakeholders.

The administrators Neale Jackson

and Grant Graham of KodaMentha

generated just $2.8m

from the sale of assets before

they were appointed liquidators

last month.

The software developer’s insolvency

triggered the NZ Police’s

buy-back right for the intellectual

property and any developments

on the product, though

Wynyard stopped investing in

the digital forensics market in

2016 after an operational review

led to trimming back the business

into two lines.

Police had two contracts with

Wynyard at the time of its failure

INTEREST: Craig

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executive of the

Wynyard Group

– a software licence, maintenance

and hosting agreement,

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Between 2012 and 2016 Wynyard

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parliamentary question.

Wynyard had won a contract

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with its investigator product,

however, when faced with significant

technical problems the

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• By Tom Doudney

MEASURES TO restrict,

suspend or revoke water

take consents in a catchment

which feeds the ailing Selwyn/

Waikirikiri River will be

investigated.

The river has had record low

flows this summer and has dried

up along large stretches, including

at once popular swimming

spots such as Coes Ford.

Environment Canterbury will

look into two possible options to

help address the situation and report

back to the Selwyn Waihora

Zone Committee.

One option is that ECan could

• By Tom Doudney

FALLING groundwater levels

around Selwyn are keeping well

drillers and pump installers

busy as they have to go deeper

for water.

Pump technician Mike Taylor

said in recent weeks he has

had dozens of clients who had

needed to put in a new pump

or have new wells drilled due to

their existing ones drying up.

“Southbridge through to

issue a temporary water shortage

direction allowing it to restrict

or suspend taking water from the

Irwell, Leeston, Weedons and

West Melton seem to be the

main areas affected that I’ve

come across,” he said.

“I had one client over

in West Melton where I

pulled the pump out and

the water level was almost

3m below the pump, so

it has dropped quite dramatically.”

While wells had dried

up in small areas in other years,

it was unusual for such a large

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Selwyn River water consents under investigation

Debra

Hasson

SAD STATE:

The Selwyn

River has

dried up at

Coes Ford

apart from

a couple

of algae

covered

pools.

PHOTO:

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COSGROVE ​

catchment feeding the river. Under

the RMA, a water shortage

direction can be applied when

area to be affected, Mr Taylor

said.

“We’re just having to go a wee

bit deeper. If they’ve got a

big enough well than we’re

able to go to a submersible

type pump, otherwise

they’ve had to go to new

wells.”

An Environment Canterbury

spokeswoman

said wells up to 20m deep,

mostly in the Selwyn Waihora

zone, were being affected.

there is “a serious temporary

shortage of water” which could

not have been predicted. It would

expire after 14 days but could be

renewed.

ECan chief operating officer

Don Rule said this could potentially

affect up to 63 consents in

an area south of Rolleston, of

which about 46 were thought

to have a strong connection to

the river. It was not known how

many of these consents were

already on restrictions.

The other option which will be

looked at is a potential ratepayerfunded

review of “at the very

least” several hundred water

take consents in the vicinity of

She said while irrigation

contributed to the situation,

groundwater levels were very

low this summer after three

consecutive winters with little

rainfall to replenish the aquifers.

“Many groundwater takes are

on partial restriction and all

deep groundwater takes have

restrictions on their annual

volumes. This has been the situation

since November 2015.”

District councillor Debra

Hasson recently sought answers

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the river, but Mr Rule said this

would be a longer process.

Such a review would enable

ECan to look at whether any

consents should be altered or

revoked.

The focus would be on surface

and shallow ground water takes

initially,” Mr Rule said.

“Based on my experience,

consent reviews would certainly

not affect this irrigation season,

at best they would apply to next

irrigation season and history

would say even that might be

problematic.”

Both options would be open

to challenge in the Environment

Court.

Dry wells lead to new, deeper bores being dug

.kiwi

from ECan after six shallow

wells downstream from Lincoln

University’s Ashley Dene farm

had gone dry within two months

of a new 160m bore on the farm

coming into operation.

ECan team leader for

consents Sam Beaumont said

the university had simply

transferred an already consented

water allocation from one bore,

near the corner of Springs Rd

and Gerald St, to the new Ashley

Dene bore.

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Retrospective Highlights

of China’s Economy in 2016

Despite challenges including anemic world growth and volatile global

financial markets, China achieved steady growth of its economy and

pressed ahead with key reforms in 2016. We will use several key

phrases to review the economic year.

ECONOMY STABILIZING

The reform has steadily progressed since policymakers proposed it at

the end of 2015. China has been committed to foster new drivers of

growth, develop an advanced manufacturing sector and upgrade the

real economy. A large number of zombie enterprises were shut down.

Industries plagued by overcapacity and lagging technology must now

move up the value chain to stay competitive.

China will continue to improve its basic economic system and

expedite reforms to delegate power, improve regulation and optimize

services. China’s Central Economic Work Conference has made

“seeking progress while maintaining stability” the main theme of

economic work in 2017, pledging to further push for substantial

progress in supply-side structural reform.

CAPACITY-CUTTING

POVERTY ALLEVIATION

China pursues the goal of common prosperity. It has taken major steps

to alleviate poverty and lifted over 700 million people out of poverty.

China's 13th Five-Year Plan for Economic and Social Development

has codified the central leadership's poverty-reduction decision into

the state will that is operable in practice. For the first time, the heads

of Party committees and governments of relevant provinces and

autonomous regions have signed to the Central Authorities letters of

commitment on poverty elimination, and likewise similar documents

have been signed by leaders at lower levels.

It is one of the basic policies of the Chinese government to innovatively

improve its methods in reducing and eradicating poverty, and takes

targeted measures to that end. Recently, through data tracking on

the conditions of the impoverished population, the government

analyzes the causes of their problems, and offer guidance on their

development needs. Targeted measures are implemented in terms

of funding, projects, and recipients. Every impoverished household

is guaranteed help, every village has designated officials to carry out

poverty eradication measures, and goals are met within the defined

standards. In the fight against poverty, China has enhanced poverty

eradication effects, accelerated the speed of poverty eradication, and

ensured impoverished people's right to life.

China’s overall economic performance remained stable in 2016.

Despite the rocky start and remaining downward pressure, China’s

economy ended the year on a firm footing. Gross domestic product

totaled 74.41 trillion yuan (about 10.83 trillion U.S. dollars). And the

annual growth rate reached 6.7%, within the government’s target of

between 6.5% and 7%, scotching rumors of a hard landing. The figure

represents a medium-high level of growth and China’s economy

continued to run within a reasonable range, with its structure further

optimized and development model transformed, indicating a good

start for the country's goal of achieving at least 6.5% annual growth

during the 13th Five-year Plan period from 2016 to 2020.

China's economy has entered a new phase known as the “new normal”

as the country tries to modify its export and investment driven growth

model into one that draws strength from consumption, innovation

and the service sector. In 2016, the service sector accounted for 51.6%

of total GDP, consumption contributed 64.6% to GDP growth, and

high-tech industries posted fast expansion.

Moreover, China’s economy still remains the top one engine for the

growth of world economy. China’s increasing domestic demands

have contributed significantly to world trade and economic growth.

The outbound Chinese investment also kept increasing and reached

170.11 billion USD in total in 2016, adding impetus to global economic

restructuring. The contribution of China’s economic development to

world economy has reached 33.2% in 2016 as calculated in constant

2010 USD and about 40% if calculated in 2015 USD.

In the coming five years, China is expected to import $8 trillion USD

of goods, attract $600 USD billion of foreign investment and make

$750 USD billion of outbound investment. Chinese tourists will

make 700 million overseas visits. All this will create a bigger market,

more capital, more products and more business opportunities for

other countries.

SUPPLY-SIDE STRUCTURAL REFORM

“Supply-side structural reform” is now

a catchphrase in China. Throughout the

year, the authorities pushed forward five

tasks: cutting industrial capacity, reducing

the housing inventory, lowering leverage,

cutting corporate costs and improving

weak economic links.

Looking back at the economic priorities set for 2016, industrial

overcapacity was always a key battlefield.

Steel and coal, the two most troubled sectors, were prioritized in the

battle against overcapacity. In 2016, China shed more than 65 million

and 290 million tons of inefficient steel and coal-mining capacity

respectively. The government plans to raise those numbers to 140

million and 800 million tons within the next three to five years to

restore healthier fundamentals to those industries.

Meanwhile, the government is working with business communities

on various retraining programs. In 2016 alone, 700,000 workers once

employed in downsized industries moved on to new jobs.

INNOVATION-DRIVEN

The fundamental

issue plaguing the

global economy

is the lack of

driving force for

growth. Innovation

is the primary

force guiding

development.

China is closing

the innovation gap

and trying to move

beyond just being

the world's factory.

Policy makers want the country's future growth to draw strength

from new technologies, new ideas and new business models. China

chose innovative development as one of the five key principles

for the current Five Year Plan which sets the target of building an

innovative economy by 2020. Outline of the National Strategy of

Innovation-Driven Development was released last May. Innovation

has been selected by the Chinese Presidency as a key theme for the

G20 held last September, and President Xi Jinping said at the opening

of the Business 20 summit (an integral part of the G20 Summit) that

to make China an innovative country and a leader in science and

technology is what China must do now in pursuing development.

According to a global survey by Cornell University, INSEAD, and

the World Intellectual Property Organization, China is now ranked

among the world's 25 most innovative economies.

From drones to artificial intelligence, the internet to genetic

engineering, innovative Chinese companies are leading global

innovation and reshaping the country's technology and business

landscape. We see companies like Huawei, Lenovo, Haier and also

the Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent (BAT) relentlessly

innovating products and technologies, often disrupting traditional

industries such as BAT has done in the catering, financial services,

taxi, healthcare and other sectors.

Innovation will continue to feature prominently on China’s growth

agenda. In pursuing the strategy of innovation-driven development,

China will bolster the strategic emerging industries, apply new

technologies and foster new business models to upgrade traditional

industries; and will boost new drivers of growth and revitalize

traditional ones.

The State Council released Poverty Alleviation Plan for the 13th

Five-Year Plan Period (2016-2020) in 2016. The Central government

allocated 67 billion RMB of special fund for poverty alleviation, and

the target of lifting 10 million people out of poverty in the year has

been achieved as planned.

BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE

China's One Belt and One Road Initiative attracted worldwide

attention and has been widely welcomed since its introduction

three years ago. Upholding the principles of co-consultation,

co-contribution and sharing, China has closely combined its

development with development of countries along the routes and

yielded good results.

In 2016, with efforts of many countries, the initiative accomplished a

series of achievements in many fields, implementing several landmark

projects. More than 100 countries and international organizations

have voiced their support or strong interest in participating in the

initiative, and China has signed cooperation deals with more than

40 of them. Chinese companies have made over $50 billion USD of

investment and launched a number of major projects in the countries

along the routes, producing huge economic and social benefits.

China stands ready to maintain close contacts with New Zealand

to promote the integration between the “Belt and Road” initiative

and the “Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan”, and push

forward the implementation of more cooperation projects at an

early date. New Zealand, as an important stop in the 21st Century

Maritime Silk Road, can embrace important business opportunities

from participating in the “Belt and Road” initiative, and New Zealand

enterprises focused on infrastructure construction may be able to link

with international capital market more conveniently. China expects

to increase its annual trade volume with countries along the Belt and

Road to 2500 billion USD in the next ten years. The continuous input

in the trading route and infrastructure by Chinese enterprises will

bring about extensive profits for New Zealand exporters.

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News

Coupland’s TV prize claimed

FIONA ELSTON has struck

gold, walking out of Coupland’s

Bakeries with a brand new

television.

The 65in unit is the first of

five major prizes to be claimed

as part of Coupland’s Bakeries’

Crusaders-themed competition.

The bakery is running a competition

where squad cards of

the team can be collected each

time a Crusaders-themed loaf

of bread is purchased.

Each participant receives a

free display board after purchasing

two Crusaders loaves

of bread before starting their

collection of squad cards.

Similar to a Charlie and the

Chocolate Factory concept, if

a golden sword is found in the

loaf of bread, then a major prize

is scored.

And that is exactly what

happened to Mrs Elston, 49, of

Phillipstown.

“I am pretty excited, nervous

all of the above. It is the first

major thing I have won . . .

everyone else wins those sorts

of things,” she said.

She said she will continue

to buy more of the Crusaders

loaves of bread due to its good

quality.

EXCITED: Vicky Cardinalli, store manager, winner Fiona Elston holding up her winning ticket

and Coupland’s Bakeries managing director Lance Coupland with the new television.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

However, four prizes are still

up for grabs with the competition

not set to finish until May

31.

Among the prizes a $4000

travel voucher, bread and milk

from Coupland’s Bakeries for

a year, a VIP hospitality and

rugby match experience in June,

and karting with three Crusaders’

players can still be won.

For more information on

competitions, giveaways

and card-swapping for the

Crusaders loaf competition go

like the Crusaders Loaf 2017

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Mingha Bluff

realignment

delayed until

next year

THE NEW Zealand Transport

Agency says a wet alpine

summer means the Mingha Bluff

realignment project will now

be completed by the end of next

summer.

The $22 million project on State

Highway 73, between Greyneys

Shelter and Rough Creek near

Arthur’s Pass Village, was initially

expected to be finished by the end

of this month.

NZTA highways manager Colin

Knaggs said the project was about

80 per cent complete.

“While we’re disappointed with

the delay, contractors have worked

hard to get to this point and we

can’t control the weather,” Mr

Knaggs said.

“As people on the West Coast

know, it has been a very wet summer

and this has created delays in

the final surfacing of the road.

“With winter approaching, the

plan is to lay a temporary seal over

the unfinished sections. This will

protect the project over the winter

months. We will lay the final seal

and put the finishing touches on the

project when the weather allows in

summer 2017/18.”


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Recovering from

the Port Hills fire

A MONTH on from

the Port Hills fire, we

now know a lot more

about the damage

caused by the blaze

and the condition of

the areas affected.

Excellent work from

people across many agencies has

gone into managing the situation

after the fires.

Helicopters have used thermal

imaging technology to identify

hot spots, which are particularly

dangerous features of bush fires.

Even when the flames are out, the

ground can still be hot enough to

cause the fire to flare up again.

Firefighters from across the

country have been digging out

and dampening down the problematic

hot spots but the end of

the situation is in sight.

The death of chopper pilot

and former SAS soldier Steve

Askin was a devastating blow

to emergency services and the

wider community. I attended his

funeral, which was a very moving

service for a man who embodied

the best qualities of the Kiwi

spirit.

The damage caused by the

wildfires was extensive and disastrous

and firefighters worked

tirelessly to save as much property

as possible. I know they take

the loss of anyone’s home very

hard.

Some aerial pictures of where

Gerry Brownlee

the fire travelled show clearly

the immense efforts to divert the

fire from houses, with patches

of green visible in the middle of

black, burnt ground.

The prime minister and I

visited the command centre in

Selwyn and saw the extent of

the damage first-hand from the

air, which was a very sobering

experience.

It was heartening to hear that

some particularly significant

natural hardwood forests were

saved. These forests have tōtara,

mataī and kahikatea that are 700

to 800 years old. I’m also pleased

that the new Christchurch Adventure

Park narrowly avoided

being destroyed as this would

have been an enormous loss for

our regenerating city.

I want to again thank the

firefighters, helicopter pilots,

local authorities, the New

Zealand Defence Force and

all frontline personnel for

their long hours of work in

difficult conditions – we truly

owe them.

•Gerry Brownlee is

Minister supporting Greater

Christchurch Regeneration

Readers respond to an

article in The Star last

week, which reported

many Cantabrians were

struggling to find jobs and

believed pay rates were

being driven down by

competition from the 6292

foreign workers brought

to Christchurch over the

past three years under

the Government rebuild

worker scheme

Glenn Morrissey – What

I could say about being a

contractor here and the phone

not ringing; about agencies

that don’t hire Kiwi labour;

of a complete lack of interest

from the industry; about the

volume of under the table work

that happens here; of living in a

complex that’s being renovated

by entirely foreign labour; of all

of that.

Yet Work and Income is still

giving people three grand to

come here.

Emma Poole – I am a dairy

farmer (or was), who has spent

three full seasons with one

employer and worked as a relief

milker for the same employer

the following season.

I have found it very hard to

gain employment within this

industry as employers are more

often employing foreigners and

paying less. I have even looked

and applied for positions that

are well below my average

wages/salary, simply as I want

a job. I’m told I am either over

qualified or they are looking for

someone just starting out.

I have worked with several

Indians and through conversations

I learnt that both Indian

employees were being paid

$15,000 less than I was, and

I had taken a junior position

just to get back into what I love

doing.

I have also applied at several

fast food outlets and have been

declined, even though they are

hiring.

Instead of employing overseas,

maybe the Government

should introduce a work for the

benefit scheme, where they work

and learn and, if they don’t

CHANGE: Migrants are willing to work for a lot less than local

contractors, which is driving down pay rates.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

show up, dock their wages by

the amount of hours they never

showed. Drug test unemployment

beneficiaries, as I know

so many young ones aged 16-25

that are constant drug users.

The Government needs to stop

making excuses and start acting.

Joseph Shaw – I read your

article in The Star about migrants

taking jobs off Kiwis like

me and I can honestly tell you

they are! I can’t get a job here in

Christchurch, employers want

cheap labour. I live in Hornby-

Wigram. On the job seekers

benefit, like for ever. Someone

help me get a job!

Ken Duncan – I will give

you several examples of the issues

confronting Kiwi workers,

and the claims by politicians,

leaders of groups like Business

New Zealand and employers are

nothing but smoke and mirrors.

First example happened to me

recently.

It is not uncommon when

going through agencies for the

agency to mislead you about the

nature of work to just get a body

on site. It is also not uncommon

for employers to state to an

agency that they want someone

for a position which pays lower

than what they really want. According

to an employment advocate,

these situations cannot

be resolved by the employment

courts.

In the main, they involve a

couple of dollars an hour difference,

but my recent experience

was quite different.

The company allegedly asked

for a labourer and an agency

passed it on to me, so yes, I

needed work and went. First

thing I was told on arriving is

you’re driving the truck. Three

days later it was upgraded to

a class four truck. Since most

of it was off road so fitted with

my training in the army, I kept

doing it.

The agency was aware of

this, and aware that I should be

getting paid more. I generally

don’t do driving jobs because

I don’t like driving, systems

have changed and many

requirements are unrealistic.

On the third week, another

person arrived from the agency

to do the same job, getting paid

$7 an hour more.

They had more experience at

driving trucks, but not in the

off-road driving type we were

doing. Pay came through, I was

still on a labourer’s wage.


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have seen the decline in the river

water since the dairy industry

got well paid from the price of

milk solids. This river needs to

be saved now, not by 2040 – it

will be long gone by then.

ECan, do your work properly

or move on from the next election

and get someone in there

with the guts to turn the sprinklers

off and save our rivers.

I had to inform the agency

that it was to be sorted, otherwise

was going to the police to

have fraud charges laid (theft

by deception). Until then I was

unaware that, according to the

agency, they had gone back to

the client who refused to pay

more even though the truck

required a class four license. I

was paid back pay by the agency

but lost the work.

Second incident was a guy of

63. He was told by Work and Income

to come to Christchurch.

Like me, he had a truck licence

from years ago, but like me he

had never used a Road Ranger

gearbox. He was applying for

jobs left right and centre either

cooking or truck driving. He

was called into try for a truck

job but was told after two hours

of training to go.

A week later while labouring

on a job, a truck showed up

from that company with a Filipino

driving. For the Filipino to

have just arrived and be driving

meant it was already in process

when they went through the

charade of seeing if a Kiwi could

do the job.

The third incident involved

a young fellow living in his car

waiting for a job to start, who

went to Central Otago to pick

fruit. He was lined up with all

these other Kiwis when all these

foreign backpackers walked past

and got the jobs ahead of the

Kiwis.

Fourth incident was a

64-year-old who went for a job

only to be told he wouldn’t get it

because he wanted to do the job

properly.

They didn’t want people

who wanted to do the job properly,

but just someone to do the

job.

Barry Rutter – In short,

what a load of rubbish! There’s

still heaps of painter jobs

around, check out Trade Me

jobs. I made three phone calls

and those that I called all pay

well above minimum wage.

Also, at the end of the day, any

painter getting $43 an hour is

just out right greedy.

I own a small business that

employs up to six staff (no migrant

workers) and none of my

staff get those rates. Personally,

I only get paid $18 per hour,

and yes, I have three kids and a

mortgage just like many other

workers.

So to Mr Creagh . . . Stop being

greedy and get up with the

times, high pay rates were never

going to last forever and it is not

due just to migrant workers.

Holly Traxler-Puddle,

of Avonhead, reacts to

an article in The Star

about ECan investigating

measures to protect the

Selwyn River. In the article,

Selwyn Waihora Zone

Committee chairman Allen

Lim said about 15-20 per

cent of the river’s low

flows could be attributed

to irrigation

What a bunch of hooey! The

Selwyn River is dead because of

the irrigation in the area – certainly

not the pittance of 15-20

per cent as stated by Allen Lim.

Where is he getting his information

from?

If you are from this area, you

Selwyn Waihora Zone

Committee chairman Allen

Lim responds:

The 15-20 per cent figure I

mentioned, referring to the relative

impact of irrigation compared

with other factors, comes

from the scientific assessment

made for the Selwyn Waihora

water plan, which became operative

last year. It represents the

average reduction in Waihora

spring-fed streams (not just

Selwyn) caused by cumulative

irrigation takes.

Climate played a big part in

the current situation. There are

examples of other rivers and

lakes that have gone dry, or are

at record lows, but are not subject

to irrigation takes, such as

Lake Lyndon in Porters Pass.

To deny that the lack of

rainfall for the last three winters

has nothing to do with the river

going dry and Lake Lyndon at

record lows is like saying CO2 is

not a greenhouse gas and there

is no climate change.

Full irrigation restrictions apply

to all takes from the Selwyn

River. Many groundwater takes

are on partial restriction and all

deep groundwater takes have

restrictions on their annual

volumes. This has been the case

since November 2015. We need

to consider all factors and not

close our mind to any. To this

end, in our last meeting, the

Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee

resolved to put the near river

augmentation project for the

Selwyn River up for funding. We

want to have the Selwyn swimmable

long before 2040. Again, I

would like to encourage anyone

with a bit of energy to channel it

and help us manage the water.

•Debate over the closing time

of Selwyn bars, page 26

Clinical mental health

services struggling

LAST WEEK,

the organisation

responsible for

delivering clinical

mental health

services in our area,

the Canterbury District Health

Board, came to Parliament to

give its annual report.

This did not make for pretty

reading.

The health select committee

heard that there are simply

not enough beds for the people

requiring them at Hillmorton.

As a result of this, some patients

have had to be moved to

other facilities at night.

The adult acute inpatient

service has been seeing up to 80

or 85 inpatients at a time, but

only has 64 beds. This means that

instead of being able to stay in

for their treatment, patients are

being shuffled off to other organisations

for the night and brought

back to Hillmorton each day.

The committee also heard

that the health board is increasingly

worried about the 18, 19,

20-year-old age group.

Those were the children who

were moving from primary

school to secondary school in

2011. They noted a significant

increase in a range of different

social agencies involved in the

lives of this age group, including

police and justice.

There is no doubt that our

mental health workers in Canterbury

are under immense pressure.

In January, the health board

said that they’re seeing about 700

more adults and 300 more children

each month than they were

before the quakes.

The number of nurses working

in specialist mental health services

has increased by about 10 per

cent since 2012, but the number

of doctors and senior doctors has

stayed the same,in spite of the

unprecedented increase in need

since February 2011.

The National Government has

let Canterbury down on mental

health.

In spite of an indisputable need

for services post-quake, they

have continued to fund us under

a “business as usual” model.

The small one-off funding

injections the Government has

delivered have not even begun to

scratch the surface of the problem.

The current situation is unsafe

and unacceptable for the workforce.

It is not good enough for

the patients and it is damaging

for our wider communities. National

is putting everyone at risk.

•Megan Woods is Labour’s

Canterbury spokeswoman


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Debate over closing time for Selwyn bars

Last week, Selwyn District

Council passed the Local

Alcohol Policy with a

maximum closing time for

taverns of 2am, one hour

later than had initially been

proposed.

District

councillor

Craig

Watson

writes in

response

to medical

Craig Watson

Alistair

Humphrey

officer of

health

Alistair

Humphrey’s

comments

disagreeing

with the

later closing

time. Dr

Humphrey

said that

every time

someone

in Selwyn

died in a car crash, was

assaulted or raped

“because someone has

had that extra bit of booze

at that time of night is

something that I hope will

weigh on the consciences

of those who made that

decision to push it out for

an extra hour”

Craig Watson – I want to

start by saying that I have not

been lobbied by a single person

before speaking and voting on

the Local Alcohol Policy. I was

disgusted by Alistair Humphrey’s

comments. I want to tell

a bit about my time as a student,

training at the University of

Otago in Wellington.

I remember going out with

mates until 1, 2, 3, 4am in the

morning, heck I even remember

a couple of times leaving a bar

when the sun came up. I grew to

appreciate the fantastic kebabs

for sale on my walk back to

Newtown, even if half the time I

woke up with them all over my

shirt the next day.

I remember pole dancing

with traffic lights on the way

home, singing karaoke like the

worst ever contestant for New

Zealand’s Got Talent, going for

a wee in the Basin Reserve and

sometimes waking up with a hell

of a hangover.

But what I do not remember

doing on those fantastic nights

out where I was drinking past

1am was raping someone.

Alcohol does not make you a

rapist, drugs do not make you a

rapist, a girl kissing you and letting

you walk her home does not

make you a rapist, heck a woman

wearing not much more that a

Band-Aid for a dress does not

permit, nor make you, a rapist.

Not understanding what consensual

sex means makes you a

rapist, stupefying a woman and

forcing yourself on them makes

you a rapist and not understanding

that no means no makes you

a rapist.

It is inflammatory, provocative

and inaccurate that he would

define that a bar closing at 2am,

3am or indeed not at all is somehow

permitting a rape culture

as opposed to a bar that closes at

midnight, 1pm or 10pm.

Dr Alistair Humphrey

responds to Cr Watson

In response to Craig Watson’s

opinion:

•In New Zealand, one half of

all violent crimes involve alcohol.

•10,000 sexual assaults per year

in New Zealand involve a perpetrator

affected by alcohol.

•About half of all sexual assaults

involve alcohol.

•Approximately 100 New Zealanders

a year die in an alcoholrelated

car crash.

•About half of all alcohol-related

presentations to Christchurch

Hospital Emergency Department

occur between 10pm and 4am,

peaking at 1am.

•Following New South Wales

‘lockout’ laws, which closed bars

earlier, non-domestic assault

was reduced by half in the Kings

Cross area.

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Thursday March 16 2017

Our People

The Star

Jill Borland

Promoting a healthy lifestyle

Jill Borland is striving

to help people to make

healthy choices, and

this weekend’s The Star

City2Surf with Mike Pero

is the perfect opportunity.

Bridget Rutherford spoke

to her about why you

should take part in the

event on Sunday

Can you tell me a bit about your

role at Sport Canterbury?

So I was the general manager

until late last year and then Sport

Canterbury had the opportunity

to take up the Healthy Families

contract. I saw it as a fantastic opportunity

to exercise my passion

around social change so I took

up the leadership role of Healthy

Families Christchurch initiative.

We work with wider stakeholder

groups across the sector to develop

a strategy to make sure we’ve

got really well skilled people and

enough of them for a growing

sector. In greater Christchurch

we’ve got all these fantastic facilities

being built. The council has

indicated we’re going to have to

grow the number of people with

the right skills for those facilities.

What is the purpose of

Healthy Families?

Healthy Families is a social

change initiative. It’s about connecting

leadership to make it

easier to access healthy choices

in everyday lives. So Healthy

Families is about having conversations

at a community level so

the community becomes aware of

the policies and the opportunities

that come up. We are making

healthy choices more acceptable

for some people. For example,

GET INVOLVED: Sport Canterbury

Healthy Families manager Jill Borland is

encouraging people to take part in The Star

City2Surf with Mike Pero Real Estate for

their well-being. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

we have been working with

churches, and one church identified

access to fresh produce was a

problem in their communities so

we’ve been helping with that. We

want to know who’s doing what

and how we can help – whether

that might be a work place which

is wanting to help their staff

become Smokefree or working

with a school around the health

of its staff or providing school

gardens or a water-only policy

implementation.

And how did you get involved

in that?

So I started my work as

professional sports coach and

somebody said to me one day

you’ll have to get a real job and

I thought do I? I decided to become

physical education teacher.

Then I had a career shift working

with College of Education promotions

and front-line services.

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of sport coaching and

physical education, so there was

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and development. Then I

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university merged with the College

of Education and from there

I took the opportunity to run

my own business in marketing

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aim of sport administrator

What does your involvement

with The Star City2Surf with

Mike Pero Real Estate involve?

Sport Canterbury has been a

sponsor of the 6km run/walk

for the last two years. And so as

part of our activation we had a

conversation with Star Media

about how we could activate

sponsorship. Last year we did

that around the Green Prescription

programme, which was

providing support to adults who

wanted to engage. This year

because we had the Healthy

Families New Zealand contract

we saw that as a way to have a

different conversation and Star

Media were incredibly supportive

and looked at how it could make

healthier choices more acceptable.

It was really open to looking

at getting fresh fruit at the finish

line and we’ve been looking at

every opportunity we could find

through that to promote healthy

lifestyles. New Zealand’s rates of

preventable chronic diseases is

unsustainable. Here’s a chance to

do things differently.

Will you be taking part?

I will at minimum walk. I’ll be

there for sure.

Has sport always been a big

part of your life?

Absolutely. I came from a

sporting Southland family and I

don’t think it was ever an option

I wouldn’t do sport. My father

was in athletics, rowing and rugby,

and my mother was a talented

dancer and came from horse

racing family and did marching.

I started my physical activity

journey in dancing before I could

walk, and then that morphed

into figure skating. I’ve played

netball and softball. My uncles

and cousins all played rugby for

Southland Stags.

HELPFUL:

When Jill

Borland isn’t

working, she

spends time

competing

with her Kia

Kaha figure

skating team.

Can you tell me about the

figure skating?

I skated competitively and I

was selected to represent New

Zealand and compete overseas,

but I didn’t because back then

it was expensive. I did compete

at one Australian competition,

but then I fell into coaching. I

coached for many years, and

then got back into skating after

the earthquakes. I’ve been doing

masters figure skating and I’m in

a team called Kia Kaha, which

was born out of the quakes.

We competed at the Australian

National Champs last year and

we came fifth out of 12. But we’re

hoping for bigger and better

things this year. Age is no barrier!

Where have you coached?

In New Zealand and India.

I’m excited because my husband,

Darryn Ward, and I went to

northern India to coach about

10 years ago. He coaches ice

hockey and the young girls I

worked with had last year started

India’s first ice hockey team.

They are in Bangkok competing

against the New Zealand under18

team. They just had their first

international win and I feel really

excited because on the India

team there are five ex-students of

mine, and on the New Zealand

team there are five of my exstudents.

Wow, that’s impressive. How

did you end up going over there

to coach?

My husband was on an ice

hockey development camp in

northern Europe and he met

this gentleman from India who

asked if he wanted to go over

and coach. He’s not very good

at saying no and the guy later

emailed him and said when are

you coming? He deferred it, but

then when he eventually did go,

he said my new girlfriend is a

figure skating coach, so we both

went over. It was a life changing

experience. We were there for

about two months.

Have you had any injuries

while skating?

Yes. Sometimes I go to the

physio and they say have you ever

fallen before? And you say yes,

thousands of times (laughs). But

I’ve just had wear and tear injuries

like to my knees and my hips. I’ve

had a couple of concussions.

And back to the City2Surf,

what would you say to people

who are thinking about taking

part?

Give it a go, anybody can. It’s a

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Travel

Relive the memories of your favourite

• By Mike Yardley

HOT ON the heels of awards

season for Hollywood, movieinspired

travel remains a

booming travel trend.

Glittery celebrity power and

big-screen blockbusters have

propelled a slew of hotels into

the spotlight over the years. But a

handful of hotels, sprinkled with

Hollywood stardust, continue to

command a magnetic pull with

travellers.

They may have first caught the

eye of Tinsel Town movie-makers,

but they remain the object of

enduring starry-eyed affection

for travellers. From old-school

classics and Christmas flicks

to blood-curdling horrors and

sloppy rom-coms, these hotels

are virtual shrines of cinematic

history.

First stop, The Plaza in New

York, lording over Central Park.

Now under the Fairmont banner,

and a Big Apple high society

beacon for over a century, The

Plaza’s cinematic pedigree runs

deep, having featured in dozens of

movies.

Most recently, The Great Gatsby

and most famously, Home Alone

2, where Kevin lives it up courtesy

of his father’s credit card.

If this Fifth Ave pleasure pad

HISTORIC: New York’s The Plaza has been a high society beacon for over a century. (Right) – The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire

made famous by Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.

is beyond your pay grade for an

overnighter, plump for afternoon

tea in the hotel’s Palm Court. A

revered New York ritual for over

a century.

If you find yourself in Oregon,

make a date with the horror hotel

in Stephen King’s classic chiller,

The Shining. Overlook Hotel, as

depicted in the 1980 film, is in

fact the ski resort of Timberline

Lodge.

Fans flock to stay in Room 217,

the most haunted room of all

according to the storyline, and

the hotel library will happily lend

you a copy of the movie, for your

viewing pleasure.

Since it burst onto the bigscreen

five years ago, the Best

Exotic Marigold Hotel has been

a bonanza for tourism growth to

Rajasthan. I only recently discovered

that the property depicted in

the movie, is in fact a real hotel,

namely the Ravla Khempur, a

17th-century former palace in

Udaipur.

Fawned over by film aficionados,

the hotel also set-jetter

tours of the movie’s key locations

around the hotel and city.

On a similar note, the awardwinning

Lost in Translation has

seen the Park Hyatt Tokyo remain

one of the most popular hotels for

a city stay.

Pop up to the top-level New

York Bar & Grill (which featured

in the movie) and order up their

signature drink, an LIT cocktail.

When it comes to rom-coms,

the hotel queen would have to

be the Four Seasons Beverly

Wilshire. Overlooking fashionable

Rodeo Drive, a dream spot

to toast your day’s discoveries,

is to enjoy a cheeky cocktail at

The Blvd Restaurant and Lounge,

at the hotel made famous by

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts

in Pretty Woman. The legacy lives

on with the signature cocktail list

headlined by The Gentleman and

Pretty Woman.

Legendary Hollywood experiences

don’t get more starry-eyed

than a sojourn at the Beverly Hills

Hotel. Just think of the primping

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Thursday March 16 2017 31

movies

Even if you’re not in residence,

enjoy a bite or drinks at the iconic

Polo Lounge, a golden escape to

old school swank and the pinnacle

of Hollywood’s power dining

scene.

I scored some fun facts about

the Polo Lounge from the hotel

staff. For years Charlie Chaplin

had a standing lunch reservation

for booth 1. It remained empty if

he didn’t show up.

Director Richard Attenborough

came to the Polo Lounge

for a post-Oscar celebration in

1983 after winning two awards

for Gandhi. While Attenborough

stood by, the maître d’ held up

the two Oscars to a cheering Polo

Lounge crowd.

Inspired by the soda fountains

of the 1940s, the Fountain Coffee

Room is another celebrated haunt

for a casual bite, cappuccino, or as

the hotel’s neighbours know, for

tasty take-out!

A more contemporary spot,

named in honour of the hotel’s

opening year, Bar Nineteen 12 is

definitely worth a visit simply to

drink in a Beverly Hills sunset, on

the beautiful terrace overlooking

the pool.

Speaking of the glittering pool,

where you’ll find complimentary

drinks and soft serve ice creams,

take a dip and marvel at the

underwater music of celebrated

movie soundtracks. How very La

La Land.

FLASH: Plump for afternoon tea in The Plaza’s Palm Court. A

revered New York ritual.

SWANKY: The Beverly Hills, otherwise known as the Pink

Palace, is still at the top of her game, retaining her charismatic

pull with the Hollywood crowd.

FAST FACTS

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Palace Hotel in Broken Hill

is instantly recognisable

from its starring role in

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enjoyed a particularly

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you really want to pay

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why not book a night in

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Gardening

Latest Christchurch news at www.

Still time to plant winter vegetables

.kiwi

Thursday March 16 2017

PLANT: Get your autumn/winter

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For more

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AUTUMN IS a great time for

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and to plan and plant before

winter arrives.

For vegetable lovers, if you

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vegetable crops.

First, prepare the soil and add

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If you are not planting in

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weeks before planting. Alternatively,

“blanket cover”

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Summer herb gardens are

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and then produce seed in

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VARIATIONS: Always label where bulbs are in the garden

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Remove old wood and

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The Star

Gardening

Beautiful blooms from gerberas

Rachel Vogan says bright-faced gerberas

offer more than ever before, with new breeds

no longer restricted to indoor living only

YEARS AGO, gerberas were

predominantly grown inside as

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Years of breeding has seen the

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They are true perennials,

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Protect from harder frosts, as

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100g Caster sugar

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2 Royal Gala apples, you may

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1 Beaten egg, for egg wash

1 sprinkle Icing sugar, for

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3 Tbsp Olive oil

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1 Carrot, peeled and shredded

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1 block Feta

1 handful Rocket leaves

1 Avocado, sliced

1 bunch Fresh chopped mint

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Theatre/Arts

Actress lands role in mythical love story

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

TAKING ON a leading role in

a full Te Reo Maori play has

helped Kim Garrett to discover

her own cultural roots.

Raised by her Pakeha mother,

it has only been in the last few

years that Garrett, 37, decided to

embrace her ancestry and learn

more about her iwi Ngāi Tūhoe.

“We were taken away from all

things Maori, also I had really

negative experiences with my

father so I didn’t want to know

that side,” Garrett, of Linwood

said.

But she said the more she has

grown, the more she has realised

she was losing a major influence

and, after re-connecting with her

half-sister, she hopes to visit her

marae this year.

As part of embracing her

culture, she will be playing two

roles – Waitaiki and Hine in a

play showcasing the love and

tragedy behind the legend of

pounamu, or greenstone.

The Court Theatre will host

the play He Kura E Huna Ana by

writer Hōhepa Waitoa.

It tells the story of Poutini

the taniwha who falls in love

with Waitaiki, a woman from

the northern seas of the Bay of

Plenty who he takes captive.

CULTURE: Kim Garrett will play the leading role in a show based on the legend of pounamu.

Pursued by Waitaiki’s husband

Tamaahua, Poutini realises the

only way to keep Waitaiki forever

is to turn her into his essence

– pounamu.

Garrett said legend has it if

you find pounamu, it is Poutini

allowing you to take one of his

hidden treasures as a gift.

A modern element to feature

in the show will be Garrett playing

the role of Hine, a young

girl dealing with the loss of

her family, who returns to her

Maori heritage at the Arahura

River and learns the stories of

pounamu.

The show, commissioned

by Taki Rua, will tour around

the South Island, with the first

performance beginning at the

Tūhuru Arahura Marae on the

West Coast, where the legend

originates.

“It is terrifying I am so scared

. . . there is such a beauty to it,”

Garrett said.

Having performed for more

than 30 years, Garrett has taken

the same approach to learning

the Maori language as she

would to learning Shakespearian

theatre.

She said the team behind the

show are working to make quality

Maori theatre more accessible

and “normal” to New Zealanders.

These are good times to

challenge people, the status quo

and our cultural development,”

Garrett said.

In her role of teaching at the

National Academy of Singing

and Dramatic Art and the

Hagley Theatre Company,

Garrett always encouraged

students to take on the Maori

language.

But she said it was only now

that she has “walked her own

talk” and is proving the language

can be learnt.

•He Kura E Huna Ana will

be performed at The Court

Theatre on March 27. For

more information, call 963

0870

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The Star

Puzzles

THE CROSSWORD

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8

9

10 11

12 13

14 15

16 17

18 19

20 21

DECODER

Each number

represents a different

letter of the alphabet.

Write the given letters

into all squares with

matching numbers.

Now work out which

letters are represented

by the other numbers.

As you get the letters,

write them into

the main grid and

the reference grid.

Decoder uses all 26

letters of the alphabet.

22 23

ACROSS

6. Paradoxical (6)

7. Astrological diagram (6)

10. Strait north of Stewart Island (7)

11. The __: New Zealand film which

won three Oscars in 1994 (5)

12. Wealthy (4)

13. Crayfish (Maori) (5)

16. NZ weekly newspaper, 1905-

2013 (5)

17. Olympic sport (4)

20. Smell (5)

21. Rower (7)

22. Daggers (6)

23. Reflect (6)

DOWN

1. Walking trail which includes the

Clinton, Mintaro and Dumpling huts

(7,5)

2. Felon (7)

3. Competitor (5)

4. Liken (7)

5. Giant in Greek mythology (5)

8. Section of three-day event in

which NZ riders often excel (5-7)

9. Blackmail (9)

14. Feared (7)

15. Shortened form of a report (7)

18/19. Former politician who lost an

expensive and embarrassing court

case in 2016 (5,5)

WORDBUILDER

W K E

R

A

How many words of three or more letters can you

make, using each letter only once? Plurals are

allowed, but no foreign words or words beginning

with a capital. There’s at least one five-letter word.

Good 9 Very Good 12 Excellent 15

SUDOKU

330

Fill the grid so that every row,

every column and every 3x3

box contains the digits 1 to 9.

HOW TO PLAY

It’s like sudoku: each

vertical and horizontal

line has to contain

the numbers 1-6, and

the numbers can’t be

repeated in any row or

column.

But it’s sudoku with a

twist: The numbers in

each heavily outlined

set of squares, called

cages, must produce the

number in the top corner.

For example, 5+ means

the numbers add up to 5,

9x means the numbers

multiply to equal 9.

TIP: Numbers can be repeated in a cage, as long as they are not in the

same line or row.

© 2017 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved

SOLUTIONS

The number game that

improves your arithmetic

KenKen is a registered trademark of Nextoy LLC

Number FuN

2 Digits

22

41

64

78

3 Digits

251

312

323

477

495

761

4 Digits

0698

1081

2142

5976

6148

6928

8487

9122

5 Digits

20217

28327

28711

30537

54440

54620

6 Digits

532846

876847

8 Digits

15718102

27448974

43261533

53467230

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NUMBER FUN

0

6

9

8

2

7

4

4

8

9

7

4

6

1

5

7

1

8

1

0

2

4

7

7

5

3

2

8

4

6

5

3

4

6

7

2

3

0

1

0

8

1

2

1

4

2

8

7

6

8

4

7

2

5

1

9

1

2

2

4

3

2

6

1

5

3

3

2

KENKEN

DECODER

WORDBUILDER

are, ark, awe,

ear, era, erk, kea,

rake, raw, wake,

waker, war, ware,

weak, wear,

weka, wreak.

NZ CROSSWORD

Across: 6. Ironic, 7. Zodiac,

10. Foveaux, 11. Piano, 12.

Rich, 13. Koura, 16. Truth,

17. Judo, 20. Aroma, 21.

Oarsman, 22. Knives, 23.

Mirror.

Down: 1. Milford Track, 2.

Convict, 3. Rival, 4. Compare,

5. Titan, 8. Cross-country, 9.

Extortion, 14. Dreaded, 15.

Summary, 18/19. Colin Craig.

SUDOKU

SUDOKU

NZ CROSSWORD

Across: 6. Ironic, 7. Zodiac,

10. Foveaux, 11. Piano, 12.

Rich, 13. Koura, 16. Truth,

WORDBUILDER

are, ark, awe,

ear, era, erk, kea,

rake, raw, wake,

waker, war, ware,

weak, wear,

weka, wreak.

17. Judo, 20. Aroma, 21.

Oarsman, 22. Knives, 23.

Mirror.

Down: 1. Milford Track, 2.

Convict, 3. Rival, 4. Compare,

5. Titan, 8. Cross-country, 9.

Extortion, 14. Dreaded, 15.

Summary, 18/19. Colin Craig.

DECODER

KENKEN

4

3

2

6

1

5

3

3

9

1

2

2

1

0

8

1

5

3

4

6

7

2

3

0

2

2

5

1

5

3

2

8

4

6

8

7

6

8

4

7

4

7

7

6

2

7

4

4

8

9

7

4

2

1

4

2

0

6

9

8

1

5

7

1

8

1

0

2

SOLUTIONS

NUMBER FUN

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Fashion

Latest Christchurch news at www.

Paisley is back and here to stay

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Thursday March 16 2017

DECORATIVE: Paisley can be tone on tone in

subtle understated colours.

Take care with skinny jeans

SKINNY JEANS and

parka jackets are fuelling

an epidemic of back pain

among women, health

professionals suggest.

The British Chiropractic

Association said three

quarters of women had

suffered from back pain,

with fashion choices

adding to problems.

They singled out

skinny jeans, large fluffy

hoods, cross-body bags

and statement necklaces

as causing particular

strain.

Tim Hutchful, a BCA

chiropractor, said: “I am

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always surprised at how

many of my patients are

unaware that their clothing

and accessories can

affect their back health

and posture, and equally

how many decide their

outfit choice outweighs

their pain.

“Some of the most

popular items of clothing

can have a hidden health

impact. While overloaded

and heavy handbags are

common culprits, skinny

jeans can also wreak havoc

– they restrict free movement

in areas such as the

hips and knees, affecting

PAISLEY IS back again.

The perennial design has

returned many times since

first becoming popular with

westerners in the 1800s.

Although the “paisley”

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The Star

Sport

THE WEEKEND’S Battle of the

Stocks at Woodford Glen will

feature 16 North Island drivers.

In fact, more drivers will cross

the Cook Strait to compete than

any other superstock meeting in

the country.

The Battle of the Stocks format

sees 16 cars from the South Island

matched up with a North Island

car as its partner, and aggregate

points over the weekend determines

who will be the champion

pair. There’s also a trophy for the

individual who earns the most

points on their own.

A quality line-up of drivers

has been assembled with no less

than three past New Zealand

champions including Malcolm

Ngatai, Wayne Hemi and Shane

Hardwood.

Current number two and three

ranked NZ drivers Jordan Dare

and Adam Joblin have made the

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the favourites at

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this weekend. ​

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cut and with five drivers from

around NZ making their debuts,

picking a winner is extremely difficult

due to the calibre on display.

The winners will possess a mixture

of speed and endurance, able

to outlast their opponents while

working as a team and making the

most passes. Last year’s winning

combination is back for the 24th

running of the event, and Palmerston

North’s Peter Bengston and

Nelson’s Blair Cunningham will

be keen to win.

Support racing comes by the way

of the mighty V8 winged modified

class who are racing for the

Canterbury championship. Expect

plenty of action from the stockcar

and streetstock classes and on

Friday night check out some of

speedway’s future stars in the annual

youth ministock challenge.

The action starts from 7pm both

Saturday and Sunday.

Ruapuna host to GT racers

THE COUNTRY’S quickest GT

cars will line up at Ruapuna’s

Mike Pero Motorsport Park on

Saturday for the New Zealand

Endurance Championship

The NZ championship title

will see the top cars from both

the South Island endurance

series and the North Island

endurance Series compete in a

single day, winner takes all title.

This is the second running of

this format after the inaugural

event was hosted at Hampton

Downs last year. The two tracks

have a 10-year agreement with

Motorsport NZ that will see the

event run in alternate islands

annually.

With the top 20 cars invited

from each series’ one-hour and

three-hour races there is a vast

array of machinery set to take to

the circuit.

“Not only are there titles at

stake for the big guns, but there

is a NZ championship for each

of the four classes we have, so

rest assured that the little guys

are taking this just as seriously

as the big boys,” said South Island

endurance series secretary

Chris Dunn.

The field for the three-hour

race includes Johnny McIntyre,

who will be out to defend the

title he won 12 months ago and

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and Gene Rollinson, and the

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The Carter brothers have

extra reason to fancy their

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What Blues must do to end drought against Crusaders

• By Patrick McKendry

AFTER THE Blues’ dreadful

performance in losing to an

injury-hit Highlanders team last

week, here are five things they

must change before their match

against the Crusaders tomorrow

night (bearing in mind they have

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red and blacks).

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that means kicking the ball, then

kick wisely – deep or contestable.

5. Attack, attack, attack. The

Crusaders have won two on the

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International flavour lifts Coastal Spirit

• By Gordon Findlater

IT’S HOPED international

flavour can help Coastal Spirit

make a title bid in the Mainland

Premier League, which kicks off

this weekend.

Coastal’s new English pairing

of Jordan Ball and Sam Orritt

have both grown

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contract

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Coastal will meet Universities

on Saturday at English Park.

Ball, 23, has had a taste of the

dream having previously played

for Doncaster Rovers in League

One – England’s third tier competition.

The striker was a part of

the youth set up at Nottingham

Forrest before joining Doncaster,

where he went on to earn a oneyear

professional contract in

2012.

He has since played for a

number of non-league clubs in

England and most recently had a

stint playing in Sweden.

NEWBIES: Luis Augusto Ebrahim, Andre Luiz Pestana, Sam Orritt and Jordan Ball will have their

first chance to stamp their authority on the Mainland Premier League with Coastal on Saturday. ​

Orritt, 24, began as a junior

at Rotherham United and had

a short spell at Lincoln United

before playing college football

for Limestone College in South

Carolina, United States. The

midfielder and winger then

signed for professional side

Cowdenbeath FC in the Scottish

League One competition in 2015.

“Not only are they quality

players, but they add to the

professional environment we

are trying to create here,” said

Coastal Spirit coach Ekow

Quainoo.

Coastal’s two new English aces

will be joined by the Brazilian

pairing of winger Luis Augusto

Ebrahim and midfielder Andre

Luiz Pestana.

The South American duo

aren’t new to Christchurch. They

were part of the Canterbury

United futsal team which won

last year’s Futsal National League

title.

Quainoo believes the addition

of their Brazilian flair will suit

both parties.

The way that we’re looking to

play games really suits them and

they’ve been really attracted to

our coaching process. They’re really

looking forward to showing

what they can do in the Mainland

Premier League,” he said.

Since gaining promotion to the

premier division in 2011, Coastal

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and last year recorded their best

finish since gaining promotion,

finishing third behind Cashmere

Technical and Nelson Suburbs.

Cashmere will be going for a

fifth straight title this season, as

they look to continue the dominance

they have held since 2013.

However, Quainoo can see this

year’s title race being far more

open.

Ferrymead Bays look to be one

of the teams to beat after recruiting

veteran midfielder Stu Kelly,

as well as promising young

Canterbury United players

Sebastian Schacht and Nikolai

Molijn.

Nelson Suburbs is also likely

to be strong with a spill over of

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national league team expected to

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Round one fixtures

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FC Twenty 11 v Western –

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Country’s top surf life saving athletes converge on New Brighton

• By Gordon Findlater

THE COUNTRY’S premier

women’s triathlete Andrea

Hewitt will return to her

roots today, competing at

the New Zealand Surf Life

Saving Championships in New

Brighton.

Earlier this month Hewitt, 34,

was on top of the world stage

when she won the opening

round of the World Triathlon

Series in Abu Dhabi.

She will now return to the

same stretch of beach she

regularly competes on, as one of

more than 1200 surf life saving

athletes taking on four intense

days of racing.

Hewitt will compete in a number

of events in today’s masters

category and will also team

up with her sister Tina Cox to

compete in the board rescue for

South Brighton.

Hewitt is a previous Surf

Life Saving New Zealand team

member and has accumulated

a number of national titles over

the years, including a dominant

display when the national championships

where held at New

Brighton in 2004.

There she won the Ironman

and run-swim-run titles, and

also teamed up with her sister to

win the board rescue.

This year’s championships get

under way today with the masters

events (age 30-plus) before

three days of open events.

The event was supposed to be

held in Christchurch in 2011 to

celebrate 100 years of surf life

saving, but due to the February

earthquake three weeks prior it

was relocated.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand

sport manager Mike Lord says

it’s fantastic to be coming back

to Christchurch for the 11th

time and supporting the New

Brighton club in hosting such a

major event.

At the conclusion of the national

champs on Sunday,

Surf Life Saving New Zealand

will announce its high performance

squads for the 2018 Life

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Vatuvei makes NRL return for Warriors

• By Michael Burgess

THE BEAST is back. Manu

Vatuvei is set to make his first

appearance for the Warriors this

season after being recalled to the

starting line up for tomorrow’s

clash with the Bulldogs in

Dunedin.

Vatuvei replaces Tui Lolohea,

who has been shifted to an

extended interchange bench.

Kieran Foran was, as expected,

not included in the 21-man

squad. His shoulder is still not

ready for contact, although coach

Stephen Kearney said there was

“a chance” he could play next

week.

The other changes see Jacob

Lillyman and Bodene Thompson

brought into the run-on side,

after they started the first two

rounds from the bench, with

Charlie Gubb and Bunty Afoa

shifted to the interchange

positions. The move to bring

Vatuvei in is not a surprise.

The 31-year-old was always

going to feature sooner or

later and has been ever-present

for more than a decade at Mt

Smart.

Although he can be exposed

defensively – especially when

teams make him turn – the

225-game veteran offers forward

momentum that can be game

changing.

“He’ll bring a strong carry,”

said Kearney.

“He has had a couple of games

in the NSW Cup. He didn’t play

any of the trials so the idea was

to give him some game time . . .

I’m happy with that.”

Lolohea picked up a slight

injury from the Storm game

last week and didn’t take a

part in full contact at training

on Tuesday. But he has also

struggled defensively in the first

two rounds – Ken Maumalo

has shaded him in overall

performance – hence Kearney’s

decision.

Lolohea is the obvious cover

for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, so may

yet still feature if the fullback is

scratched due to a head knock

last week.

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Dunedin, 8pm, Friday.

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Thursday March 16 2017

Driven

The Star

Mercedes-Benz cabriolet for fun in the sun

• By Ross Kiddie

OVER THE years I’ve been guilty

of heavily criticising Canterbury’s

changeable climate.

I make no apology for that,

the ‘four seasons in one day’

temperatures that we get here can

be frustrating.

Take last weekend when I was

driving Mercedes-Benz’s C200

cabriolet, the weather was so foul

I barely had any opportunity to

drive with the roof lowered, only

briefly experiencing open-air

motoring.

However, in spite of our fickle

weather, sales of convertibles here

don’t seem to be waning. Those

who I know that own a convertible

enjoy them even though

there are just a few glorious days

in a year when driving with the

top open really suits.

The C200 convertible is part of

a wide-ranging C-Class line-up.

It arrives here in three variations,

well I should say three different

engine options. There’s a hearty

4-litre, 375kW V8, a 3-litre,

270kW V6 and the turbocharged

2-litre, four-cylinder which is the

subject of this evaluation. All are

petrol-fuelled.

The 1991cc turbo engine

is the same as that which I’ve

experienced many times in the

Mercedes-Benz line-up, and it is

characterised by its healthy power

outputs (135kW and 300Nm) and

smooth operating manner. It is

harnessed to a nine-speed automatic

transmission, the combination

is reactive, power flows freely

and response to driver input is

constantly encouraging.

That is something that I’ve

come to enjoy with this engine,

it is wholeheartedly honest and

works with freedom through the

transmission.

Even though it is far from being

the most powerful configuration

(280kW in AMG form), it

is a mainstream engine which

punches way above its weight.

Its performance figures are testament

to that, the car will accelerate

to 100km/h from a standstill

in 8.2sec and it will make an

overtaking manoeuvre in 5.1sec

(80km/h to 120km/h).

These figures provide the driver

with a satisfying feel. At the same

time the C200 doesn’t gobble fuel

unnecessarily, Mercedes-Benz

claims a 6.8-litre per 100km

(42mpg) combined cycle average.

That sits well with the 8.8l/100km

(33mpg) figure constantly sitting

on the test car’s fuel usage readout.

The C200 also has a variety of

drive options that the driver can

choose to suit his/her style, all are

self-explanatory – eco, comfort,

sport, sport plus, or you can load

in your own preferred protocols.

Personally, I preferred the standard

sport setting, it still allows the

engine freedom without being

overly flighty such as it is when in

sport plus setting.

I took the test car through

the flowing scenic route of State

Highway 72 branching off near

Hororata and enjoyed the C200

MERCEDES-BENZ C200 CABRIOLET:

The roof raises and lowers with a

simple flick of a switch.

cabriolet’s quiet motion of speed,

sound is well isolated, and you can’t

always say that about convertibles,

it travels with grace and dignity.

It also feels rigid in the body,

the lack of a solid roof doesn’t

affect the strength of the structure.

The C200 feels taut and

firmly planted, a lot of the latter

has to do with the quality of the

rubber; huge, sport specification

Continental tyres (225/45 and

245/40 x 18in) have unyielding

grip along with positive feedback.

Steering feel is light rather than

firm, but that matters little, it is

directional and it responds positively

to cornering pressure.

While its driving dynamics sit

well with the convertible’s look,

it’s best remembered that in this

form (and the coupe) it is only

a four-seater, there are only two

seat belts in the rear, if you want

• Price – Mercedes-Benz

C200 cabriolet, $94,790

• Dimensions – Length,

4686mm; width, 1810mm;

height, 1409mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

rear-wheel-drive,

1991cc, 135kW, 300Nm,

nine-speed automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 8.2sec

• Fuel usage –6.8l/100km

a C-Class and seat five you’ll have

to choose between the sedan or

the wagon.

The C200 convertible lands

here at $89,900, the test car was

carrying a few extra bits and

pieces which raised the price to

$94,790. And that is something

a C200 buyer will need to appreciate,

there are a multitude of

specification enhancements and

buying choices that can personalise

or enhance the car. Even in

standard form it is well-equipped

and, of course, the roof raises and

lowers with the flick of a button.

While the C200 cabriolet will

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All-new from the ground

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A full evaluation on the

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All Welcome

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Sunday 7pm

Address:

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Clairvoyance:

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All Welcome

Community Events

ALCOHOLICS

ANONYMOUS, If you

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your business. If you want

to stop, we can help. Phone

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Weekly open meeting

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Hutch Dresser $60 & Side

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Deaths

The family of

Kevin Richard WHITTALL

of Herefordshire England would

like to inform Kev’s friends in

Lyttleton that he passed away

peacefully at Severn Hospice

Shrewsbury England on February

9th 2017 after a brave and

inspiring battle with cancer.

Kev was a Carpenter and a

Musician and from 2011-2015

Kev spent the British winters

living and working in and around

Lyttleton and made many friends

there. Kev worked on the rebuild

after the earthquake and in his

spare time he enjoyed walking,

going to festivals and taking

every opportunity to play his

beloved harmonica and guitar.

The family would like to say thank

you everyone who knew him for

making his time in Lyttleton a

happy one and for making him

welcome in what must be a very

special community.

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Public Notices

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127 & 101

PRIESTLEY’S CUISINE LIMITED,

(THE LICENSEE, Karen Young,

161 Gardiners Road, Harewood,

Christchurch 8051), has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Christchurch for the renewal

of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in

respect of the premises situated

at 161 Gardiners Road, Harewood

known as BLACKCURRANT AT

BERRYFIELDS.

The general nature of the

business conducted under

the licence is: ON-LICENCE

RESTAURANT CLASS 3.

The days on which and the hours

during which alcohol is sold

under the licence are: MONDAY

TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 6.00PM.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Christchurch District Licensing

Committee, Civic Offices, 53

Hereford Street, Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled to

object and who wishes to object

to the granting of the application

may, not later than 15 working

days after the date of the first

publication of notice of the

application, in the newspaper

(being The Star), file a notice

in writing of the objection with

the Secretary of the District

Licensing Committee, PO Box

73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the renewal of a

licence may be made in relation

to a matter other than a matter

specified in section 131 of the

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act

2012.

This is the second publication of

this notice. This notice was first

published on 9 March 2017.

Memoriam

FULLER Reginald Henry

18-03-1983. Loving

memories of a Dear

Husband, Dad, Fatherin-law

and Grandad.

Remembered with love

always. Lorraine, Ray and

Gina, Jenny and Peter,

Chris and Wendy, loving

Grandchildren and Great

Grandchildren.

Jo Daly

COUNCIL SECRETARY

www.ccc.govt.nz

Public Notices

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127 & 101

BURNSIDE

WEST

CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY

CRICKET CLUB, (THE

SECRETARY, Mr Greg Belton-

Brown, PO Box 31102, Ilam,

Christchurch 8444), has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Christchurch for the renewal

of CLUB LICENCE RENEWAL in

respect of the premises situated

at 345 Memorial Avenue

known as BURNSIDE WEST

CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY

CRICKET CLUB.

The general nature of the

business conducted under

the licence is: CLUB LICENCE

CLASS 3.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is sold under the licence are:

TUESDAY 5.00PM TO 9.00PM;

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

6.00PM TO 10.00PM; FRIDAY

6.00PM TO 11.00PM;

SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 12.00PM

MIDDAY TO 11.00PM.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Christchurch District Licensing

Committee, Civic Offices, 77

Hereford Street, Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled to

object and who wishes to object

to the grant of the application

may, not later than 15 working

days after the date of the first

publication of this notice, file a

notice in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of the District

Licensing Committee, PO Box

73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the renewal of a

licence may be made in relation

to a matter other than a matter

specified in section 131 of the

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act

2012.

This is the second publication of

this notice. This notice was first

published on 9 March 2017.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127, 101 & 120

QINGLING LIMITED, (THE

LICENSEE, Qingling Limited

Supa Panda, 7 Colt Place,

Christchurch), has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Christchurch for the renewal

and variation of ON-LICENCE

RENEWAL in respect of the

premises situated at 1 Hamill

Road known as SUPA PANDA

RESTAURANT.

The general nature of the

business conducted under

the licence is: ON-LICENCE

RESTAURANT CLASS 3.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol is

sold under the licence are:

CURRENT HOURS

MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.30AM

TO 11.00PM.

vARIATION SOUGHT:

LICENSING GREATER AREA.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Christchurch District Licensing

Committee, Civic Offices, 77

Hereford Street, Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled to

object and who wishes to object

to the grant of the application

may, not later than 15 working

days after the date of the first

publication of this notice, file a

notice in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of the District

Licensing Committee, PO Box

73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the renewal of a

licence may be made in relation

to a matter other than a matter

specified in section 131 of the

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act

2012.

This is the second publication of

this notice. This notice was first

published on 9th March 2017.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 101

AKSHAN ENTERPRISES

LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 5C

Gerald Street, Lincoln 7608),

has made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Christchurch for the issue of

OFF-LICENCE NEW in respect

of the premises situated at 501

Wairakei Road known as SUPER

LIQUOR BURNSIDE.

The general nature of the

business conducted under the

licence is: OFF-LICENCE LIQUOR

STORE.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is intended to be sold under

the licence are: MONDAY TO

SUNDAY 10.00AM TO 10.00PM.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Christchurch District Licensing

Committee, 53 Hereford Street,

Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes to

object to the issue of the licence

may, not later than 15 working

days after the date of the first

publication of this notice, file a

notice in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of the District

Licensing Committee, PO Box

73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the issue of a

licence may be made in relation

to a matter other than a matter

specified in section 105(1) of

the Sale and Supply of Alcohol

Act 2012.

This is the first publication of

this notice.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127, 101 & 120

CASINO BAR LIMITED, (THE

LICENSEE, Whitfield Braun

Limited, 127 Alexandra Street,

Hamilton Cental, Hamilton

3240), has made application

to the District Licensing

Committee at Christchurch for

the renewal and variation of

ON-LICENCE in respect of the

premises situated at 63 Victoria

Street known as CALENDAR

GIRLS.

The general nature of the

business conducted under the

licence is: ON-LICENCE ADULT

PREMISES.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol is

sold under the licence are:

CURRENT HOURS

MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM

TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING

DAY.

HOURS SOUGHT

MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM

TO 4.00AM THE FOLLOWING

DAY.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Christchurch District Licensing

Committee, Civic Offices, 77

Hereford Street, Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled to

object and who wishes to object

to the grant of the application

may, not later than 15 working

days after the date of the first

publication of this notice, file a

notice in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of the District

Licensing Committee, PO Box

73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the renewal of a

licence may be made in relation

to a matter other than a matter

specified in section 131 of the

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act

2012.

This is the second publication of

this notice. This notice was first

published on 9 March 2017.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 101

TGH WIGRAM LIMITED, (THE

LICENSEE, 75 Bibiana Street,

Christchurch 8025), has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Christchurch for the issue of

ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of

the premises situated at 90 The

Runway known as THE GOOD

HOME WIGRAM.

The general nature of the

business conducted under the

licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is intended to be sold under

the licence are: MONDAY TO

SUNDAY 9.30AM TO 1.00AM

THE FOLLOWING DAY.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Christchurch District Licensing

Committee, 53 Hereford Street,

Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes to

object to the issue of the licence

may, not later than 15 working

days after the date of the first

publication of this notice, file a

notice in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of the District

Licensing Committee, PO Box

73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the issue of a

licence may be made in relation

to a matter other than a matter

specified in section 105(1) of

the Sale and Supply of Alcohol

Act 2012.

This is the second publication of

this notice. This notice was first

published on 9 March 2017.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 101

FC TWENTY 11 INCORPORATED,

(THE LICENSEE, PO Box 79293,

Avonhead, Christchurch 8446),

has made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Christchurch for the issue of

CLUB LICENCE NEW in respect

of the premises situated at 92

Yaldhurst Road, Upper Riccarton

known as FC TWENTY 11.

The general nature of the

business conducted under

the licence is: CLUB LICENCE

CLASS 3.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is intended to be sold under

the licence are: MONDAY TO

SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 10.00PM

BUT ONLY IN CONJUNCTION

WITH SCHEDULED CLUB

ACTIVITIES.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Christchurch District Licensing

Committee, 53 Hereford Street,

Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled

to object and who wishes to

object to the issue of the licence

may, not later than 15 working

days after the date of the first

publication of this notice, file a

notice in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of the District

Licensing Committee, PO Box

73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the issue of a

licence may be made in relation

to a matter other than a matter

specified in section 105(1) of

the Sale and Supply of Alcohol

Act 2012.

This is the second publication of

this notice. This notice was first

published on 9 March 2017.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127 & 101

D & V SERVICES LIMITED,

(THE LICENSEE, 359 Lincoln

Road, Christchurch 8024),

has made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Christchurch for the renewal

of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in

respect of the premises situated

at 359 Lincoln Road known as

BEAN SCENE & CARGO BAR.

The general nature of the

business conducted under the

licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is sold under the licence are:

MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM

TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING

DAY.

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Christchurch District Licensing

Committee, Civic Offices, 77

Hereford Street, Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled to

object and who wishes to object

to the grant of the application

may, not later than 15 working

days after the date of the first

publication of this notice, file a

notice in writing of the objection

with the Secretary of the District

Licensing Committee, PO Box

73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the renewal of a

licence may be made in relation

to a matter other than a matter

specified in section 131 of the

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act

2012.

This is the second publication of

this notice. This notice was first

published on 9 March 2017.


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Thursday March 16 2017 55

Star Classifieds

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

Situations Vacant

Cook – Chef

wanted

(Part-time, fixed term Contract)

We are looking for a cook/chef to fill

a vacancy over a period from March

through to May 2017. There is also the

possibility for future on-going work due

to staff holidays and sickness.

We provide services in an aged

care facility for fifty-five residents,

with additional meals and baking as

required.

Experience in quantity cooking would

be required. A menu is provided which

has been produced with input from

the residents, staff and a dietitian.

Please email debbie@archer.org.nz

or phone 943 6006 for an Application

Form. Applications close 31st March

2017.

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If you like working with young

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Phone: 027 261 0965

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Email: parentindhouse@gmail.com

CLOTHING CUTTER

A Christchurch City clothing manufacturer

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Full or part time applicants welcome to

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Please contact Mr. Young

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PAINTING

Plastering, Wallpapering

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Ph John 027 860 8106

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Phone

027 825 1147

ACE handyman services.

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fence building and

cleanups etc Phone

021-164-5567 or 03-960-8431

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• Colour Steel gutter & fascia

• Flue & log burner installs

• Skytube/light installs

• Earthquake repairs

Licence Building

Practitioner LBP

Member of the Roofing

Association

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The Roofing Specialists

PHONE IAIN

027 445 5597

iain@dcmroofing.co.nz

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electrician?

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logfires

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• chimney cleaning

• standard logfire installations $600 + gsT +

permit + parts if applicable

• My scaffolding no charge

fencing

• Brick, block, timber or any combination

roofing repairs

• concrete tile, metal chip tile, corrugated iron

landscape Builds

• retaining walls, decks, BBQs, planter boxes

Jim Gardner Trade Services

Member NZ Home Heating Association

Ph 03 343 4044 or 0274 375 619

Email teamgardner@xtra.co.nz

EQC CASH SETTLEMENT

We will re-scope your property to ensure

you have been paid in full to cover all

your repair costs.

None of the properties that we have

re-scoped so far has been paid the

correct amount to repair their damage.

EXAMPLES

Trades & Services

•Yaldhurst Road Initially $3,800 after our

re-scope payment received $46,320

•Wairakei Road Initially $7,575 after our

re-scope payment received $38,182

•Prossers Road Initially $19,827 after our

re-scope payment received $60,273

•Kaplan Avenue Initially $859 after our

re-scope payment received $34,931

•Liverton Crescent Initially $11,000 after our

re-scope payment received $29,842

•Dalkeith Street Initially $5,000 after our

re-scope payment received $8,945

• We have re-scoped 50 properties who have been under

paid for their repairs.

• Have your initial repairs failed?

• Did you receive your full entitlement?

• Do not pay your excess until all repairs are completed.

• General under payments are: Asbestos testing and

exterior lead paint, peeling wallpaper, cracking in exterior

plaster not repaired correctly.

For re-scoping and all earthquake repairs

including painting and redecorating.

Enquire now Phone 021-667-444

GARDEN CITY

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Christchurch Fragile Freight

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Ph 027 355 0090

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treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

PAINTING

PLASTERING

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New Homes &

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Quality assured

Correct preparation

always undertaken

20 years experience

Ph Kevin Steel

or 027 216 8946

kpsteel@xtra.co.nz

• Replacement/new roofing

• Colour Steel gutter & fascia

• Flue & log burner installs

• Skytube/light installs

• Earthquake repairs

Licence Building

Practitioner LBP

Member of the Roofing

Association

DCM ROOFING LTD

The Roofing Specialists

PHONE IAIN

027 445 5597

iain@dcmroofing.co.nz

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TILER

Interior

New Homes

Re-tile existing

bathrooms, kitchens,

laundry, toilet

Floors / walls

Quality assured

FREE QUOTES

Ph Kevin Steel

or 027 216 8946

kpsteel@xtra.co.nz

AAA HANDYMAN

licensed carpenter

LBP, all property and

building maintenance,

repairs, bathroom/shower

installations, with free

quotes 03 383 1927 or 027

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

ALARMS

House alarm systems from

$950 + GST installed. Ph

JWB Electrical 027 565

1196

Blind

Cleaning

Specialists

Clean & repair of all

styles of window blinds

domestic & commercial.

New blind sales.

0800 8899 99

www.blindcleaning.co.nz

info@blindcleaning.co.nz

5 / 301a Blenheim Rd

(Driveway next to Hubbers carpark)

BRICK & BLOCK

new work, repairs, small

jobs only, free quotes, ph

Bruce 028 406 8226

BUILDER

Exp in all aspects of

building works, home

renovations & extensions,

property repairs. Free

quote. Ph Stuart 0274

661058

RE-ROOFING

QUALITY ROOFING AT THE

BEST PRICE AROUND

Protect your home with a new Colorsteel roof.

Call for a friendly, FREE assessment and quote.

• Roofing

• Spouting and Downpipe

• Safety rails

• Licensed Building

Practitioner

Ph: 347 9045 or 021 165 1682

Email: Robinsonroofing99@gmail.com

BUILDER

For all building work

but specialist in bathroom

renovations, 30 yrs

experience, with service

and integrity. Free Quotes.

Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or

0274 367-067.

BUILDER

Qualified, licenced

and insured, bathroom

renovations, decks and

fences, all building work,

ph Josh 020 400 96143

www.jmhbuilders.co.nz

CARPET & VINYL

Laying. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Email jflattery@xtra.

co.nz, ph 0800 003 181 or

027 2407416

CARPENTER

All maintenance and

alterations, fences,

pergolas. Trade certified.

No job too small. 35 yrs

exp. Ph Lindsay 03 323-

5534 or 021 206 4245

CLEANING

Home cleaning service.

Fussy, thorough and

reliable. Ph 325-3426

evenings or 021 046 2258

CONCRETE

Decorative Concrete

Placing, Canterbury

owned & operated

for over 10 years,

competitive rates, full

excavation, coloured,

exposed, stamped, call

Paul 027 322 6119

CONCRETE

DRIVEWAYS Pathways,

patios, garden sheds,

garages and house floors,

foundations, Phone for

free quote Roy 0274 316

860, Neil 027 974 4185. N

& R Concrete.

CONCRETE

IMPRESSIONS LTD

Call us for a free quote

for all your driveway,

path & patio needs -

Concrete and Asphalt.

Excavation & placings,

power washing service,

acid wash & reseal and

fencing. Please call Jason

Fisher on 022 075 9310

ELECTRICIAN

Registered, electrical

installation and repairs,

Gorbie Electrical, ph 021

026 73375 or 03 322 4209

ELECTRICIAN

Prompt & reliable

registered electrician with

24 years experience for all

residential and commercial

work, new housing and

switch board replacements

Phone Chris 027 516 0669

ELECTRICIAN

Available, 30 years

experience, immediate

start, competitive rate, ph

Brian 027 433 9548

Any jobs, small or large.

Lighting & power point

heatpumps, alarms, tv &

ELECTRICIAN

repairs, switch boards,

rewires, new builds,

phone lines. Ph Justin 027

565 1196


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Your local guide to our

Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals

To advertise:

Phone 379 1100 or email

star.class@starmedia.kiwi

ADVERTISING

ARCHGOLA

Builder

Carpet binding

Advertise your

business into over

103,000 ChristChurCh

homes with us & build

your sAles & profits!

its as simple as one phone call

and we will do the rest for you.

Phone: 379 – 1100

and speak with Kerry or vicky.

Travlon

Coachlines

Enjoy outdoor living all year round

• House, deck, carport & window canopy etc

• Warm & dry in winter

• UV protection for summer

• Customised & Tailored

• Café curtains fitted

• 5 year warranty

15 months

INTEREST FREE

Normal lending criteria apply

Grant Stewart

Chris Thorndycroft

Ph 0508 272 446 | www.archgola.co.nz

Wright Enterprises Build Limited

W.E. Build

New Homes

Renovations

Alterations

Re-roofing

Re-cladding to older buildings

Family owned & operated

E info@webuildltd.co.nz

Antony Wright 021 111 1703

John Wright 0274 343 323

AH 03 347 4347

www.webuildltd.co.nz

DI’S CARPET

BINDING

Have your carpet off-cuts bound

124 Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell

Ph 322 1103 M 027 586 4830

Hours Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm

CHARTER & TOUR

Travlon

Coachlines

Travlon Coachlines

School Run to some

private schools

ex Selwyn/Halswell area

“Wide range of coaches

“Wide

and buses for

School range of Run coaches to some and buses

for Charter

private schools

& Tour”

ex Selwyn/Halswell area

www.travlon.co.nz

www.travlon.co.nz | Phone: 03 325 2959

“Wide

Email:

Phone: range

info@travlon.co.nz

03 325 of coaches 2959

and buses for

Charter DRIVEWAYS & Tour”

Email: info@travlon.co.nz

CONCRETE

Concrete Removal & Trucking

Driveways, paths, sheds, garages,

site clearances

We also deliver and spread landscaping

supplies – topsoil, bark chip, shingle etc.

For fast friendly service phone

Nick on 0274 324 124

keacontracting@yahoo.com

Driveways

DINING

Open Now

Fully Licensed Restaurant and Bar.

1 Wakefield Avenue Sumner, Christchurch

Bookings are welcome | Ph: 326 7917

ELECTRICIAN

DRIVEWAYS

Exposed Aggregate

Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

excavation

www.travlon.co.nz

Exposed Aggregate

Phone: 03 325 2959

Stamped Concrete Plain

Email: info@travlon.co.nz

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

SWAINS KIWI KERB

DRIVEWAY

CONSTRUCTION

Free Measure & Quote

• Asphalt

• Driveways

• Kerb

Quality Workmanship -

Over 10 Years Experience

• Chipseal

• Chip

PH 0800 081- 400 • 980-1123

Mob 0274 325 457

residential - commercial - industrial

New Builds

electrical and lighting design

Renovations

incl. rewires, switchboard New Builds upgrades, basic additional

lights & power / data Renovations

points, garden lighting, spa power

Home Ventilation

heat transfers and positive pressure systems

Alarm System Installation

Alarm System Installation

incl. Electrical the latest smart Safety phone control Inspections

and monitoring

Call

Call

William

William

for

for

a free

free

quote:

quote:

021

021

594

594

442

442

or

email: email: admin@preciseelectrical.co.nz

www.preciseelectrical.co.nz

We are proud members of:

• Experienced Forestry Contractor

• 12.5T Digger

• Tree Felling

• Tree & Hedge Removal

• Site Clearing & Cleanup

• General Farm Work

TIM CAMERON

Mob: 027 827 7661

Email: cameroncontractors@outlook.com

Call Tim now for a free quote

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

Free

QuoTe

FOOTCARE

OASIS

Senior Citizens Foot Care

25 Conway Street, Spreydon

Treating hard thick nails, calluses

and corns finishing with a foot massage

Price $30 Allow 45 mins

Home Visits available by appointment

Therapist – Amanda

(30 years experience)

Ph. 942-6036 for an appointment

HOURS ARE FLEXIBLE

furniture removals

CANTERBURY

RELOCATIONS

insurance approved

Furniture movers & Packers

christchurch local moves from:

$95+gst per hour

7 day New ZealaNd wide

PackiNg & moviNg service

FUll ProFessioNal PackiNg service availaBle

eXcelleNT service From FrieNdly ProFessioNal Team

Ph. 0800 359 9313

www.canterburyrelocations.co.nz

GARAGE CARPET

You’ll be amazed at what a multi-purpose room

your garage becomes when you add carpet and it

only costs around $35m2.

Part of the Protecta Coatings Group

We only use New Zealand made,

100% UV resistant specialised carpet.

We also paint garage and workshop floors.

www.protectafloorings.co.nz

Call now 021 488 025


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Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals

To advertise:

Phone 379 1100 or email

star.class@starmedia.kiwi

GARDEN SUPPLIES

CHCH’S LARGEST SELECTION OF

BARK • COMPOST • SHINGLES

Remember...

we are NOT in

Parkhouse Road

Landscape Lane (off Lunns Rd)

P. 348 2915 OPEN 7 DAYS

nO GREEn wastE In anY OF OUR COMPOst

Gutter Guard

STOP LEAVES

birds, snow, hail & vermin

from blocking up your spouting

Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with

unique patented louvre will even keep out pine needles.

Will not rust or sag with age or load. 10 year warranty,

range of colours.

Proven in Australia & New Zealand over the last 15 years.

FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING

WATER FROM YOUR ROOF.

NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL

MICO MESH

Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a noobligation

assessment & quote

0800 486532 www.gumleaf.co.nz

heat pump

HEAT PUMP

Service | Maintenance | Repair | Installation

We are authorised service agents for all major brands.

Servicing is essential to maintain maximum

energy efficiency and increased reliability.

Please Phone now for our

sPring service sPecial!

41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM

PHONE 03 366 0525

www.enviromaster.co.nz

“A local team for local people”

house clearance

HOUSE

CLEARING

Are you moving house?

Let All Clear Canterbury take care

of your unwanted items.

You identify what you want to keep

& we will dispose of the rest!!

Ph: 03 260 0934 or 021 078 4553

raewynlcooke@gmail.com

www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz

junk

kitchen renovation

landscaping

PAINTER

Why go to the Dump?

Junkman comes to you!

Items too big for the

rubbish bin?

Or too heavy for you

to move?

Junkman comes

to you & takes

it away

FROM $

65 *

*Prices vary depending on items and volume – minimum charge $65

0800 586 5626

www.junkman.co.nz

office@junkman.co.nz

Kitchen looking tired?

Revitalize with new colour at a

fraction of replacement cost

• Alterations & Hardware available

• Laminated Kitchens no problem

• ‘On Site’ finishing available

• Over 20 years experience

• Free Quotes with no obligation

• All Joinery & Furniture repair & Spraycoatings

PABLO’S PAINTWORKS

27 Birmingham Drive, Middleton

03 338 6280 | 021 541 323

pablospaints@xtra.co.nz

www.pablospaintworks.co.nz

Landscape

Construction and

Garden Maintenance

You can have your gardens, trees,

shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best

all year round, for a great price.

Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

• Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

New Home Landscaping

Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features

• Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual

• Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

Michael Kelly Painters

Locally owned and

operated family

business.

25+ years Experience

• Painting • Wallpapering

• Interior • Exterior

Free Quotes

Phone

Michael 0212 649 492

michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

PAINTING

pc & phone repairs

PLANT GROWERS

PLUMBING

JaSS

PAINTING

For all rooF recoating & repairs.

• Spouting Cleaning

• External Painting

• Waterblasting Fences,

Decks & Driveways

Call Jeff 021 0382 056

• iPhones • Smart Phones

• iPads • Tablets • Computers • Laptop

Repairs, Parts and Accessories

• Glass Screen Protectors

• Phone Cases • Cables etc

109 Matipo St | 0800 222 691

Bettaplants

Nursery

Used Potting Mix

40Lt Bags $6.50

5 for $30

BEDDING & VEGETABLE PLANT GROWERS

Bettaplants

1934-2017 83 YEARS IN BUSINESS

27 Ottawa Road. Phone: 389-7855

Hours: 8.00am-5.30pm Mon to Fri, 8.00am-5.00pm Sat

For all your plumbing

needs including:

• neW builds

• alTeraTions

• mainTenance & repairs

Call Sam today 027 327 1835

sam@smlplumbing.nz

REntal

ROOF REPAIRS

rubbish removal

spouting

Locally owned & operated with

over 30 years experience.

tRAiLER SKiP HiRE

Free Delivery

and Installation

Terms and conditions apply

NEED A

FRIDGE • WASHER

TV • FURNITURE ?

• Extensions & repair • Roof coating

• Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol

• Malthoid • Asbestos Certified

• Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278

or 021 223 4200

E: dave@beaumontroofing.co.nz

• 2 or 5 cubic metre

• Household Rubbish

• Green Waste

• Yard Clean ups

• Load it yourself or hire us

• Locally owned and operated

Call Mr Rental - 0800 111 313

Visit www.mrrental.co.nz

123 Blenheim Road, Riccarton

Open Monday to Saturday

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD

bin co

Phone: 383-0646

027 2131 733


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TV AERIAL

SATELLITE

TECHNOLOGY

Household and Motorhomes. Supply and

install TV aerials, satellite dishes, decoders

(12/240v), TV Wall Mounts, extra outlets,

TV, DVD, Portable satellite kits.

Ph 022 081 0928 or 0800 438 278

www.sattech.co.nz

VIDEO PRODUCTION

business video

PRoduCTion

A video will bring your business alive & into your

customers mind.

Promote your services or business with a

professionally created video with us

• Corporate and Business

video a speciality

• Competitive rates

• 25 years experience

Start to finished product

• Professional quality

guaranteed

PHone KeRRY 021 635 083

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

Your local guide to

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TRADES

TV AERIALS

privacy films

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Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

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FENCING & GATES

section clearing, digger

work, driveways &

painting, free quotes,

prompt service, ph Mark

027 331-3223

HANDYDAN

One call does it all.

General Handyman

Decking Fencing Spouting

Cleans, Concrete Paths,

Patios & Driveways,

Repairs and Replacements

Renovations Painting

Gardening Full Cleaning

Services Project Managing

Ph Dan Today 022 600

7738

HANDYMAN

You name it, I’ll probably

do it. Competitive rate. Ph

Gordon 0274 851 897 or

960-1961

HEATPUMPS

Sales & installations

of leading brands. 5

yr warranty. Ph JWB

Electricial & Heatpumps

on 027 565 1196

Trades & Services

PLUMBER

A top plumbing job

completed at a fair price,

prompt service, all work

guaranteed, ph Brian, 960

7673 or 021 112 3492

HEATPUMP CLEANS

$40 to $60 per unit, (fully

functional) contact M

Steyn 027 277 4014 POOL & SPA

HEATPUMP

Maintenance phone Rex at

CLEANING Zee Zee Z’ Adorable Pools & Spas on

Best. Heatpump cleaning. 027 5050 680

Get your heatpump cleaned

inside & out before winter.

also DVS, HRV, etc filter

ROOFING

Qualified & Licenced

replacement,. 022 600-

8650

Practitioner. Re-Roof &

Repairs, all types. Member

LANDSCAPING New Zealand Roofing

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation, Association. Over 35 years

Decking, Fencing. experience. Phone John

Kanga & small digger 027 432-3822 or 351-9147

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

email

co.nz

johnmill@ihug.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027 SILVERFERN ROOFING

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

Re-roof, new roof, leak,

repair, residential, LBP,

OVEN CLEANING metal tile, longrun, ph

Professional cleans 022 623 8526

$50.00. Gift Vouchers

avail. Phone 0800 683-

SPOUTING CLEANING

6253 or 027 228-0025

Spouting Unblocked,

PAINTING

Cleaned Out and Flushed

& PLASTERING Free Out. Also Full Handyman

quotes. Int/ext & roof Services Available. Call

painting Family run Trevor 332 8949 or 021

business, work guaranteed. 043 2034

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

SUTHERLAND

7877 or 379-1281. Website

FLOORING MOBILE

www.swedekiwipainting.

SERVICE - we come to

co.nz

you - supply and install

PAINTING

of new carpet, small

Interior, exterior & repairs,

jobs, re-stretching, relaying,

repairs / patches.

15yrs experience, great

rates, ph Steve Chch 027

Garage carpet supplied

388-6125

and installed. 30 years

PAINTER

experience, competitive

Wallpapering, qualified, prices. Call 027 418 3306

27 years experience, neg

rates, good refs, friendly

service, trustworthy,

TILER

Jeremy 021 111-8595

For all your tiling

needs, new, existing &

PAINTER

replacement of tiles, free

DECORATOR Quality

quotes, ph Jared 021 023

workmanship. Free

58414

quotes. Ph Peter 0274 320-

146 A?H 342-4442

PAINT

TREES

See our unique range of BIG OR SMALL, tree

1/2 Ltr packs from only removal, trimming, stump

$1, 360 Ferry Rd, 7 Days grinding, shelterbelt clean

PH 381 2012

up, section clearing,

rubbish removals,

PAINTING

excavation work, ph Trees

30 years experience,

Big or Small, for a free

workmanship guaranteed,

quote, 021 061 4783

pensioners discounts, free

quotes, ph Robert 021 026-

30757

PLASTERING

WATERBLASTING

Quality job, quick service,

FINNS PLASTERING Phone Richard at JetX

Services - alterations, 0800 538 969

renovations, cracks, holes,

skim coating and coveing. WINDOW CLEANING

24 yrs exp, no job too Average 3 brm house

small. Canty born & bred.

Ph 022 087 4351

inside or out $40. Both $70

Phone Trevor 344-2170

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100

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0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz

Vehicles Wanted

Cars Wanted

Cars Wanted, Fair prices

paid, quick & easy process,

money paid directly into

your bank account, friendly

local sevice. Ph Tim Koller

390-1717 valuemycar.co.nz

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paid, quick & easy process,

money paid directly into

your bank account, friendly

local sevice. Ph Tim Koller

390-1717 valuemycar.co.nz

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AAA Buying goods A Records and hi-fi gear GOOD stuff wanted.

quality furniture, wanted. Excellent prices Whiteware, freezers etc,

Beds, Stoves, Washing paid. NZ’s biggest range good quality furniture,

machines, Fridge Freezers. with over 100,000 items, antiques, curios,

Same day service. Selwyn cds, DVDs & records. collectables. Anything

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fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good BOOKS Old wanted, SLEEP OUTS GALORE

cash paid. Ph Paul 022 anything considered, Buyers + sellers of

0891 671

including hunting, relocatable buildings. Ph

mountaineering, fishing & 349 9633

ALL Old China, Crystal, childrens, ph 03 354-1621

Ornaments, Vases, Cutlery

etc. Raewyn Hill Phone

BUYING Now, Royal STAMP, Postcard & coin

360-0951

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old china, crystal, antiques, 8949 or 03 328-6587

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and free inspection call TOOLS, Garden garage,

etc. Raewyn Hill Phone Academy Antiques. Phone saw benches, Lathes. Cash

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buyer Phone 355-2045

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CHRISTCHURCH CASINO:

Friday 7pm - Franchise;

10.15pm - Smooth Talk.

Saturday 7pm - TJ; 10.15pm -

Eddie Simon. Sunday 5.30pm -

Katrina Keenan.

BAILIES BAR: Friday - St

Patrick’s Day Celebrations.

BARETTA: Friday 4pm - Nick

Lee; 7.30pm - Uptown

Shakedown; 10.30pm - DJ.

Saturday 9pm - DJ Double

Header feat. Vlad & 10a.

BECKS SOUTHERN

ALEHOUSE: Friday 9pm -

Level 6. Saturday 9pm -

Mezzanine.

BILL'S BAR: Thursday &

Sunday 6pm - Mickey Rat

Karaoke.

BISHOP BROTHERS

PUBLIC HOUSE: Sunday 3pm

- Mike FM.

BLACK HORSE: Saturday -

Luke Karaoke.

BLUE SMOKE: Thursday

8.30pm - French for Rabbits

The Weight of Melted Snow

Tour’, $20 entry. Friday 8.30pm

- Jackie Bristow with support

Katie Thompson, tickets $15

+bf@eventfinda. Sunday 4pm -

Sunday Sit Down Get Down

feat. Lindon Puffin, free.

BROUGHAM: Saturday 8pm -

Jenlin’s Karaoke.

CARLTON: Thursday 9pm -

Headrush. Friday 10pm - St

Patrick’s Day Celebrations feat.

Flat City Brotherhood. Saturday

10.30pm - Ctrl Alt Rock.

Sunday 4pm - Quiz. Monday

5pm - Woody. Tuesday 6pm -

Open Mic Night. Wednesday

8.30pm - Topia duo.

CASA PUBLICA: Friday 9pm -

DJ Dwight Caldwell. Saturday

9pm - DJ Maestro B. Sunday

4pm - Dr Sanchez.

CELTIC ARMS INN: Friday -

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

with Co-Offenders.

CHRISTCHURCH FOLK

MUSIC CLUB, IRISH

SOCIETY HALL: Sunday

7.30pm - Graham Wardrop

with special guest Radha Sahar,

members $15/non $20.

CLADDAGH IRISH PUB,

FERRYMEAD: Thursday -

Open mic. Friday - St Patrick’s

Day Celebrations. Saturday -

Live music.

COASTERS TAVERN:

Saturday 8.30pm - Reckless duo.

Sunday 5pm - Tasha.

DARFIELD TAVERN: Friday

9pm - Black Night.

DARKROOM: Thursday -

Wurld Series album release.

Friday - St Paddy’s Day

Whiskey & Metal Lebowski.

Saturday - Motte + New Dawn

album release. Tuesday - No

Material Allowed. Wednesday -

The MAN Comedy Theatre

Show.

DUX CENTRAL: Friday 5pm -

Emerson; 9.30pm - Nacoa.

Jackie Bristow @ Blue Smoke this Friday night

Saturday 2pm - Do Bros;

9.30pm - Big Rig. Sunday 2pm -

Jazz Session.

EMPIRE: Thursday 9pm - DJ

Oh One Eight. Friday 10pm -

DJ Vlad. Saturday 10pm - DJ

Phase. Sunday 10pm - DJ Masta

K.

FINNEGANS -

PREBBLETON TAVERN:

Friday - St Patrick’s Day

Celebrations feat. 2pm - Boiling

Billy; 5pm - Southern Celtic

Fiddle Orchestra; 7pm - Misfitz;

11pm - DJ Finney.

GARDEN BUFFET CAFE:

Friday 6pm - Vintage Blue.

HORNBY WMC: Friday - St

Patricks Day Weekend feat.

1.30pm - Robbie Drew; 5.30pm

- Boru Irish Band. Saturday St

Patrick’s Day Weekend feat.

4.30pm - The Busker; 8pm -

Rockabella.

HORNCASTLE ARENA:

Tuesday 7pm - Don Henley.

Tickets @ticketek.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

7.30pm - Swallow by Stef Smith.

Tickets @ticketek.

JANES BAR: Wednesday -

Open Mic Night. Saturday -

Live music. Sunday - Live blues.

LANSDOWN FESTIVAL

2017, OLD TAI TAPU RD:

Sunday 6.30pm - W.A. Mozarts

Coi Fan Tute performed by The

Narropera Trio feat. Dorothee

Jansen (soprano); Jan van den

Berg (violin); and Haydn

Rawstron (piano & narrator).

Tickets @ Court Theatre.

MACKENZIES BAR: Friday -

Mammoth. Saturday - The

Elevators.

MAK BAR: Friday 9pm - The

Cassettes. Saturday 9pm - 12

Gauge. Sunday - Sign of the

Firebird.

MICKY FINNS: Thursday -

Flat City Brotherhood. Friday -

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations.

Saturday - Flat City

Brotherhood Sunday - Open

Mic Night with Willie

McArthur & Topia.

OAK N FERRY,

WOOLSTON: Friday - St

Patrick’s Day Celebrations feat. I

Alone. Saturday - Soulshine.

PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR:

Friday 9pm - St Patrick’s Day

Celebrations feat Inside Out.

Saturday - Rough Cut.

R.A.T (ROSE & THISTLE):

Friday - St Patrick’s Day

Celebrations feat 3 live bands.

RICHMOND WMC: Friday

7pm - St Patrick’s Day with The

Busker. Saturday 7pm -

Rockabella. Sunday 3pm - I

Alone.

SANDRIDGE HOTEL:

Thursday 8pm - DJ Chick

Karaoke. Friday 8pm - The

Atarmies. Wednesday 7pm -

Jam Session.

STOCKxCHANGE BAR,

SHIRLEY: Saturday 7pm -

DV8.

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB:

Thursday 7.30pm - Boiling Billy.

Friday - St Patrick’s Day

Celebrations feat. Willie

McArthur; Shameless Few;

Dateless n Desperate

CelticRockBand. Saturday

9.30pm - Brendan. Tuesday

7.30pm - Topia. Wednesday

7.30pm - Willie McArthur.

TEMPS BAR: Friday 8.30pm -

No Secrets. Saturday 8.30pm -

Live music. Tuesday 7pm - Jam

Session (gear provided).

THE BOG: Thursday 10pm -

SansTribe. Friday - St Patrick’s

Day Celebrations 9am - Black

Velvet acoustic; 12.30pm - Peter

K; 4pm - The Jameson’s Irish

Band; 730pm - Wolverines;

11pm - The Corks. Saturday

7pm - Bobby Lee; 11pm - Good

Company. Sunday 5pm - Black

Velvet Band Acoustic. Tuesday

7.30pm - Jammin’ with the

Jamesons. Wednesday 7pm -

Davey Backyard.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR:

Thursday - Willie McArthur.

Friday - St Patrick’s Day

Celebrations feat. 1pm - Eddie

Simon; 4.30pm - Stoutfellows;

9pm - Shameless Few. Saturday

- Unhinged. Wednesday -

Karaoke.

THE CUBAN: Friday 9.15pm -

Topia. Saturday 8.30pm - Ryan

Ferris duo.

THE FITZ: Friday 9.30pm -

Super Freak. Saturday 9.30pm -

Reg.

THE MILLER: Friday 2pm -

Flat City Brotherhood; 9pm -

Absolut duo. Saturday 9.30pm -

Shalow. Wednesday 8pm -

Karaoke with Lance.

THE PAPANUI: Sunday

2.30pm - Lino.

THE WAVE BAR: Thursday

8.30pm - Karaoke. Friday

8.30pm - DJ.

TREVINOS: Friday 9pm -

Reckless duo.

TWISTED HOP: Friday

7.30pm - The Scoundrels.

WOOLSTON CLUB: Friday

7pm - St Patrick’s Day with The

Pistons. Saturday 7pm - Game

of Tones.

WUNDERBAR,

LYTTELTON: Saturday - Li’l

Chuck The One Man Skiffle

Machine ‘Utility Blues’ album

release, tickets $10 @UTR.

Tuesday 7pm - Open mic.


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COMMUNITY MARKET

Thursday, 8.30am-1pm, 51 Pages Rd

MT PLEASANT FARMERS’

MARKET

Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm,

McCormacks Bay Rd

LYTTELTON FARMERS’

MARKET

Saturdays, 10am-1pm, London St

OPAWA FARMERS’ MARKET

Sundays, 9am-noon, 275

Fifield Tce

TODAY UNTIL MARCH 26

RAY WHITE DUKE FESTIVAL

OF SURFING

The Duke Festival of Surfing

is back for its second year. It

will bring the best of surfing

and all things beach-related.

There will be many different

events and activities happening

throughout the festival. A festival

of retro boards from all around

the country, an art exhibition,

surf schools and an outdoor

movie night will be part of

the celebrations. Go to www.

dukefestival.co.nz/ for more

information.

New Brighton

SATURDAY, 9.30AM-12.30PM

COMMUNITY CAR BOOT

SALE

As long as the weather is good,

this community-focused market

sale will be on. There is a lot on

offer at this market from trinkets

to clothing and books. Find some

bargains and useful household

items. If you have some things

you want to sell, phone 021 111

6223.

217 Ferry Rd. Free entry

SATURDAY, 10.30AM-3.30PM

LA GRANDE AUTO SHOW

The inaugural La Grande Auto

Show in Akaroa will be held this

weekend. This car show has been

brought to life by a passionate

group of local residents to raise

funds for the replacement Akaroa

health hub. It will bring together

many of Canterbury’s top cars

and will allow you full access

to view the cars and meet their

owners. There will be feature race

cars from all periods.

Akaroa Recreation Ground.

$5 per person

SATURDAY, 11AM-1PM

NEW BRIGHTON ROCKS –

ART IN THE PARK

This will be a fun event aimed at

keeping the family entertained

and interacting. Rock decorating,

rock hunting, face-painting,

awards and prizes will be

available at the event. Take the

family along with a picnic lunch

and enjoy a day out spending time

with one another and meeting

new people.

Rawhiti Domain Picnic Area.

Free entry

SATURDAY, 11AM-2PM

WALTHAM FAIR

A day for celebrating the

community is the main point

of this fair. There will be plenty

of community stalls, along with

many different entertainers, a

bouncy castle, face-painting and

other activities. There will also be

a free sausage sizzle. Take the kids

and make a fun day out of it.

Waltham School, Hastings

St. Free entry

SATURDAY, 11AM-3PM

ANNUAL AUTUMN

EXHIBITION

This exhibition will display many

different and artistic sculptures.

Be amazed and surprised by the

pieces from a variety of artists.

Artists will include Graham

Bennett, Bing Dawe, Neil

Dawson, Alison Erickson, Ben

Foster, Roderick Herber, Mandy

Cherry Joass, Virginia King,

Anna Korver, Annabel Menzies-

Joyce, Julia Morison, Doug Neil,

Tony O’Grady, Rebecca Rose,

Julie Ross, Danny Summers, Llew

Summers, Marté Szirmay, Jeff

Thomson, Johnny Turner, Robyn

Webster and Matt Williams.

Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden.

Tickets $10, 16 and under

free

SATURDAY, 7.30PM

SCOTTISH DANCING

A fun night hosted by the

Canterbury Scottish Country

Dance Clubs at the Heaton

Normal Intermediate School hall.

There will be a piper’s welcome,

an address to the haggis and

ceilidh-style dancing. Supper will

also be provided, but make sure

you wear flat soled shoes. Email

Frances at f.williamson@orcon.

net.nz for more details.

Heaton Normal

Intermediate, 125 Heaton

St, Merivale. $15 for

dancers/$8 for children and

spectators

SUNDAY, 6.45AM-10AM

PHOTOGRAPHY MEET-UP

If you’re an early riser and

passionate about photography,

join the group for this meet-up.

Meet other photo nuts and talk

photography. Learn more about

cameras, framing photos and

other photography skills from

other like-minded people. Pick up

some ideas and skills you didn’t

know about while enjoying a

drink after the session.

Godley Head coastal

defence battery, Summit

Rd. Free entry

SUNDAY, 10AM-2PM

MARKET ON THE FRONT

LAWN

Enjoy a market with a difference.

The market has plenty of room

and fresh country air. There will

be fresh coffee, bread, fudge and

honey. There will also be plenty

of bargains with stalls, including

clothing, jewellery, books, vintage

and retro collectibles, soap, linen,

toys and more. New stall holders

are welcome. Phone Anna or

Wendy on 342-9900 for more

information.

280 Hasketts Rd, Yaldhurst.

Free entry

SUNDAY, NOON-2PM

POOL PARTY

Celebrate the end of the summer

pool season with the Jellie Park

Recreation and Sports Centre’s

final splash down outdoor pool

party. Pack up a picnic and take

the whole family along to enjoy

free hotdogs from noon to 2pm

as well as a variety of fun pool

games and a lolly scramble.

Normal pool entry fees apply but

all extra activities are free.

Jellie Park Recreation and

Sports Centre, 295 Ilam Rd,

Burnside

SUNDAY, 12.30-2PM

STEDFAST BRASS

A great range of music to suit all

tastes. Bring the family, bring a

folding chair, some lunch and

enjoy. If you are keen to play in

the band they would like to hear

from you. Phone Kim on 027 223

4386 or Freda 942 8188 for more

information.

Scarborough Reserve,

Sumner. Free entry

Priscilla

comes to

Christchurch

Isaac

Theatre

Royal

24 March - 8 April

BOOK NOW Ph 0800 842 538

500 outrageous costumes

200 magnificent headdresses

3 flying divas

1 spectacular bus &

a parade of disco hits!

Ticketek.co.nz/showbiz


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