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The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday April 6 2017 7 News Mayday call before crash • By Gabrielle Stuart THE former SAS soldier, killed while fighting the Port Hills fire, made a mayday call moments before his helicopter crashed. Steve Askin, a war hero, was killed in the crash while fighting fires near Sugar Loaf. The Star has learned Mr Askin called mayday twice during a transmission before the call ended abruptly. An investigation into the cause of the crash is under way, but the findings are not expected to be released for at least a year, unless an immediate safety problem is discovered. Mr Askin’s father, Paul Askin, said The Star’s information was correct but he was unable to discuss it. He said his son was an experienced pilot, so his biggest concern was any mechanical issues which could be a danger to other people. “We want any risk to be mitigated as quickly as possible in the interests of other people’s safety,” he said. Transport Accident Investigation Commission spokesman Roger Foley said an urgent TRAGEDY: The crash site near Sugar Loaf. recommendation would be made if any safety issues were discovered. The investigators were still inspecting the wreckage, and conducting interviews with people involved, he said. He would not discuss any aspects of the investigation. He would neither confirm nor deny a mayday call was made. Steve Askin was awarded a NZ Gallantry Star for his bravery in a five-hour shoot-out against the Taliban in Kabul in 2014, when he fought with seven fellow SAS soldiers to rescue hotel guests in spite of being wounded. He left the army in 2013 to spend more time with his family, and took up agricultural work as a helicopter pilot. Paul Askin said his son’s wife, Elizabeth, and children Isabelle, 7, and Bowie, 4, were missing him hugely, but getting a lot of support. A Givealittle page has raised almost $400,000 to help the family. HERO: Steve Askin left the SAS to spend more time with his family and become a helicopter pilot. Steve Askin’s SAS friends have also commissioned a line of shirts in his honour, based on his tattoos, his faith and his work, with profits from the sales going to the family. Port Hills fire research • By Bridget Rutherford AN ONLINE forum has been set up so photos and information about plants, trees and animals found on the fire-ravaged Port Hills can be shared for research. Landcare Research has set up the reporting site on Nature Watch NZ where the information can be shared. So far, photos of crickets, different trees, plant and grass species, and even a cat have been posted. The information would be used for post-fire research into what was surviving, re-sprouting, seeding or germinating, and what wildlife was colonising. City council Port Hills ranger Paul Devlin said, during February’s fires, which burnt 1645ha, a number of birds had been killed, including native wood pigeons. “The breeding population is not expected to be impacted and many flocks of wood pigeon are still flying,” he said. Birds would play an important part in the natural regeneration of burnt reserve land, as they carry seed. •The forum can be found at http://naturewatch.org.nz/ projects/port-hills-february- 2017-fire-ecology SMALL CHANGE MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE Twice a year we clear the Community Fund collection boxes at Christchurch Airport and share the money across the community. Kiwi dollars, international currency, small change from your cup of coffee, plus a top-up donation from us, all add up for local charities and community projects. Glenfiddich 12 Years 700ml Woodstock 1 Litre Gordon’s Gin 1 Litre Ivanov Vodka 1 Litre Jagermeister 700ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum 1 Litre $59.99 Riverstone Range $9.99 $34.99 $35.99 $32.99 Farmers Market Range $12.99 Cody’s or Woodstock 18 Pack $29.99 64 Warrington Street Phone 385-1111 Speight’s 15 Pack $24.99 $34.99 All specials valid until 30th of April or while stocks last. Only at Warrington liquor centre. OPEN LATE TILL 11PM $39.99 ‘LIKE’ us on facebook to keep up with our latest deals and facebook only giveaways! facebook.com /warringtonliquor ID required if under 25 Charities and community groups can apply for funds at christchurchairport.co.nz/communityfund Drug-ARM Therapeutic Art group is a weekly meeting of people wanting to make or maintain changes in their drug and/or alcohol use. Two DrugARM staff members (pictured) support clients to use art as a way of abstaining from alcohol and drugs. Christchurch Airport proudly supports Drug-ARM through the Community Fund.