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2 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday May 4 2017 Inside FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK The Star News.................................... 3-15 The highly controversial but very popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has principals and parents concerned. And it is no wonder as it deals with some very intense issues. Even though it comes with an R18 censorship rating, it is a streamed series making it highly accessible. Principals have sought advice from counsellors on how to deal with issues that may arise as a result and, hopefully, their advice may assist you. On a much lighter note, tomorrow exactly 100 years ago, The Star reported a very “solemn” event in the city (page 4) – the election of the first woman city councillor. It was described as a “terrible prospect”. It is a bit of a chuckle, the description of the poor lads “gloomily debating” what Mrs Ada Wells should be called. We have two great longreads this week, Aranui’s changing attitude to police (page 13-14) and a look at our new rebuild boss MP Nicky Wagner (page 15). Hei kona, Shelley Robinson The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. 359 Lincoln Rd | Addington | Christchurch 8024 CONTACT THE STAR ADVERTISERS YOUR BEST CHOICE TO GROW CUSTOMERS No.1 for Readership No.1 for Circulation No.1 for Results Contact us today to grow more customers for your business! Contact Shane at: or call 3797-100 Source: CMI Nielsen readership Thursday Christchurch Urban area 10+ Keeping Christchurch’s best interests at heart 13 At a Glance Aranui’s changing attitude to police NEWS GENERAL: 379 7100 | NEWS: Barry Clarke. 364 7422. | WEB: ADVERTISING: 364 7429, | CIRCULATION/DELIVERY JOBS: 364-7451 or 7453 THIS WEEK IN CANTERBURY’S PAST This week in history saw Canterbury University complete its move from the city to its Ilam campus (right) on May 1, 1975. On May 2, 1872, the new St Michael’s Anglican Church was opened. On May 3, 1851, George Gould opened a shop in Christchurch. The business eventually became part of Pyne Gould Guinness and Co. On May 3, 1985, 6000 people rallied against the All Black tour of South Africa. On May 4, 1932, a strike started at Christchurch Tramway. One of the most bitter in the city’s history, it lasted 16 days. There were many injuries and arrests among the strikers. The tram sheds were barricaded with barbed wire, and trams were fitted with wire mesh screens over their windows to ward off attacks. On May 4, 1981, the southern arterial (Brougham St to Curletts Rd) was opened. On May 5, 1970, Canadian Premier, Pierre Trudeau visited the city. NEWS 15 Viewpoint..................16,17 Travel.........................................21 Food...................................23 Gardening............................ 25 Theatre/Arts.................27 Puzzles.....................................32 Entertainment.......40,43 League players boost St Thomas’ union team SPORT 29 LOCAL NEWS ECO-FRIENDLY TRUCK Christchurch is set to get its first electric rubbish truck later this year, as part of a sustainability trial. The first electric rubbish truck has already arrived in Auckland as part of the trial, run by Waste Management and Countdown. They plan to progressively upgrade trucks from diesel to electric over the next five years. black leather recliner suite Stunning in black leather, 3 seater plus 2 recliners $1299 or Rent to Own options available Rent to own 225 Linwood Ave 389 7742 Running 1st & 3rd Sundays every month WEKA PASS RAILWAY Steam Locomotive in Service Train hire available Fares: Adults $30 Child $12 - Family $70 Dep Glenmark 11.30am & 2.00pm Dep Waikari 1.00pm & 3.10pm Infoline: 0800wekapass

The Star 3 News Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday May 4 2017 All you need to know about the Lions tour A MONTH out from the British and Irish Lions’ first game, Star Media has launched its allnew Rugby News guide to the punishing five-week tour of New Zealand. The Lions Tour Special Collectors’ Edition is crammed with match guides, everything you need to know about the tourists (and probably a fair bit you didn’t need to know, too), as well as expert analysis from former All Blacks Justin Marshall, Ian Jones and Craig Dowd. It’s packed with attitude from trusted voices. •From page 1 “The awful thing about this programme is it shows some benefit to suicide. The sad thing about suicide is we don’t get to come back and say I told you so,” Mr Hill said. The letter to parents said as “teenagers will often do the opposite of what we ask”, it was important to talk to young people about some of the themes in an “open discussion.” Christchurch Girls’ High School principal Pauline Duthie said it also sent an email to parents. It urged them to check with their daughters about the show and its important issues, if they had seen it, she said. She said it was harder to monitor, given it could be watched online. But Shirley Boys’ High School headmaster John Laurenson said: “It’s a created issue, not a real issue.” It comes after a recently When Phil Gifford asks Colin Meads for the secrets to the All Blacks’ success against the tourists – they’ve lost only one series – the great man whispers the name of the Lions captain they always viewed as a weakness on the field. Discover why World Cupwinning coach Sir Graham Henry reckons he was not the right choice to coach the Lions in 2001, while Steve Hansen is preparing his side to face what he considers to be the strongest Lions side sent down under. And there’s just enough space released study, Young New Zealanders Viewing Sexual Violence, raised concerns some television shows featuring violence desensitised youth to it. It looked at episodes of Criminal Minds, Orange is the New Black and The Vampire Diaries. START, a Christchurch service for abused children, took part. Manager Maggy Tai Rakena said it was concerning how many explicit scenes were depicted in popular shows. She said it could de-sensitise youth to violence, and many for England’s “Aussie Eddie” Jones to have a rant about the Kiwis pulling all the strings in world rugby. With seven NZ coaches at the past World Cup, he’s probably not far off the mark. We’ve even got one experienced New Zealand sportswriter tipping the Lions to win the series. All this wrapped up in 148 pages that honours a man who played against the touring British Isles in 1959 and helped shaped us as a nation – Footrot Flats’ creator Murray Ball. •More information, page 30 parents may not even know their kids were watching it. “There is no doubt that pornography and sexually explicit stuff is causing problems for the people we see.” Linwood College principal Richard Edmundson said the school’s guidance counselling team sent an email to all staff about 13 Reasons Why. “My particular concern is that it’s making something which can appear to glamorise and normalise something.” He said the show could not be ignored. Lions Tour Special Ultimate Preview Guide | Teams, History, Players, Parties collectors’ Edition 2017 FREE INSIDE ‘LION TAMERS’ SOUVENIR POSTER / GAME-BY-GAME FIxTURES chART 148-PAGE PREVIEW GUIDE PLAN YOUR ROAD TRIP: GIG GUIDE FOR EVERY VENUE SLIcE OF hEAVEN Why this series is so much more than a tour ‘Revenge fantasy’ series warning Nic Hill rrp $15.00 Bruise Brothers When Jerry and Sione rattled Lions ribs WARREN GATLAND Guiding the enemy GRAhAM hENRY I should never have coached the Lions STEVE hANSEN Tourists the best for a long, long time Phil Gifford Colin Meads’ secrets of All Black success CONTROVERSIAL: Christchurch principals have warned parents and staff about hugely popular series, 13 Reasons Why. PHOTO: FACEBOOK Where to get help: Depression Helpline -0800 111 757 (24/7) Youthline – 0800 376 633 (24/7) or free text 234 (8am – 12am) Whats Up – Online chat (7pm – 10pm) or 0800 WHATS UP / 0800 9428 787 Helpline (1pm – 10pm week days, 3pm – 10pm weekends) Healthline – 0800 611 116 If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, phone 111 In Brief CAMPAIGNER DIES Disability sector campaigner Alexia Pickering passed away last Thursday, aged 87. She was born with spina bifida, and was a tireless campaigner in the disability sector, including introducing the idea of accessible parking spaces initially trialled in Christchurch. In 1996 she was made a member of the Queen’s Service Order for services to the community, and in 2005, was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to people with disabilities. Her late husband, Neville Pickering was a Labour MP, before being a city councillor, and mayor of Christchurch from 1971-1974. NURSES FIND JOBS More Christchurch nursing students have found jobs this year than anywhere else in the country. Of the 109 Ara Institute of Canterbury nursing students who graduated last year, 95 per cent found work as nurses. The national average nursing graduate employment rate was 73 per cent. WALKING TRACK SAFE Geotechnical engineers and abseilers spent yesterday morning trying to make a rocky bluff above Dyers Pass Rd and the Harry Ell walking track safe. Abseilers used a crowbar to pry loose an unstable boulder. It had come lose because of the water dropped on it during the aerial assault on the Port Hills fire. APPLICATION REVISED A revised application for a controversial bottle store on Trafford St has now been submitted to the city council. A hearing was set for the end of March, for a bottle store at 2A Trafford St, but it was withdrawn days before because the applicant Sarmarth Rajeshkumar Limbachiya wanted to double the size, with shorter opening hours. It has now been publicly notified. Residents are still vowing to fight the application.