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The Star: April 20, 2017

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22 Thursday April 20 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star Don’t Miss... Northwest Christchurch’s 12th Annual Rotary Bookarama 4 DAY SALE 27th - 30th April, 2017 OPEN AT 10AM EACH DAY Burnside High School Gym Greers Road, Burnside You are invited to participate in this community project by donating. We need: Books, Records, CD’s/DVD’s & Jigsaws Please put your book donations in a shopping bag or box & place in the bin at our convenient collection points. (We do not pick up, no magazines please). New World, Bishopdale New World, Northwood New World, Ilam Rayward Fresh, Tower Junction Super Value, Fendalton Village Caltex, Russley Road Caltex, Avonhead Caltex, Redwood, Caltex, Cranford Street Fresh Choice, Merivale Mall PakN Save, Northlands Z, Bishopdale Z, Burnside Z, Brynwyr Z, Carlton Corner Burnside High School Mobil, Riccarton Road BP, Bush Inn BP, Fendalton BP, Papanui BP, Edgeware Club of Bishopdale Burnside $500,000 has been channelled into community services by Rotary WE HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY FOR 40 YEARS — SERVICE ABOVE SELF Follow us on Facebook, type in BOOKARAMA Event • Community Service • Friendship • Business Networking • Personal Development • Fun Doing It

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday April 20 2017 23 Viewpoint Hard fight for fair wage TAKE A bow, Kristine Bartlett. Your courage, perseverance and determination to fight for a fair wage have made a huge difference to lives of thousands of workers. But, as you are the first to remind everyone, you did not do this as a lone individual. It was your workmates through your union which banded together with you to take a stand that is life-changing for the 55,000 mainly women care workers it affects. You are modern day heroes. The road to this settlement has not been easy. It started back in 2012 when Kristine, an aged-care worker from Upper Hutt fronted union legal action against her employer TerraNova. The pay equity claim brought by E Tū (previously the Service and Food Workers Union) argued that her employer was under-paying staff because of the high percentage of female employees. It is the first legal settlement in New Zealand which recognises that some jobs pay less because they are done mainly by women. This claim was fought in the courts by powerful interests. The Government itself had lawyers at each appeal stage of the original case opposing lower court decisions. Throughout the five years, Kristine and her union have told the story of a group of mainly women who dreaded getting sick because they can’t afford to go to the doctor, who come to work without food, who walk to work in the rain because they don’t have the bus fare. All the while we were expecting these women to do incredibly important work caring for some of the most vulnerable in our society. This simply was not fair. So, this week we have seen a victory for what is right and the power of banding together to stand up for those rights. For the 20,000 workers currently on the minimum wage of $15.75 per hour, on July 1 they will move to at least $19 per hour. For a full-time worker, this means they will be taking home around an extra $100 a week, which is over $5000 a year. •Megan Woods is Labour’s Canterbury spokeswoman The Grand Challenge at Terrace Downs Terrace Downs Resort is an inspirational venue offering luxurious facilities, breathtaking vistas, premier accommodation, superb cuisine, a championship golf course and a menu of adventure activities. The resort’s Grand Challenge on Sunday 30th April is a popular event that features four different sporting challenges and also offers teams the fun of a social competition. Gather your team of four, whether family, friends, colleagues or a corporate group and compete against other teams to be crowned overall winners of the day. Entry fees cover all activities throughout the day including a barbeque lunch (BBQ sandwiches and soft drink) and snacks at the final prize giving. In the morning, teams will challenge each other in archery, clay bird shooting and modified golf cross (there are instructors) – a variation of the game that uses an oval golf ball, with a chipping competition going closest to the pin! GRAND CHALLENGE TROPHY At Terrace Downs This is a multi-challenge event, where you and your mates compete against other teams to become the champions! MORNING: Archery, Clay Shooting & Chipping AFTERNOON: Ambrose round of golf using large (20cm) cups (Your scores from throughout the day will be combined to give your team its final score.) GRAND PRIZE For four people A Terrace Towns Ultimate Getaway Package including Accommodation and Golf! In the afternoon, teams will play a round of Ambrose golf using large 20cm cups with short distance golf (use lady’s tee). It looks easy but it’s not! And this is fun golf for non-golfer as well. The Ambrose format allows golfers of varying levels of skill to play together by scoring the team’s best shots and recording one score per hole. 1st prize is one night accommodation and golf for four to come back and enjoy Terrace Downs again. Terrace Downs Resort is located within an hour of Christchurch International Airport, the high country resort is popular for private functions, weekend retreats and is internationally renowned for conferences, weddings and events. For the Grand Challenge bookings are essential as spaces are limited. Entry forms and a team entry fee of $360 must be received by 5pm 28th of April. Secure your booking by telephoning 03 318 6943 or by emailing or visit for further information. Sunday 30th April 9:30am start Entry for your team of four is only $360 and includes all activities plus a BBQ lunch and snacks at prizegiving. Bookings essential Contact the pro shop on: 03 318 6943 or Brought to you by