The Star: June 22, 2017


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Fake Lions gear bust at stadium


gear was seized at AMI

Stadium before the match

against the Crusaders.

Government officials

are cracking down on the

sale of fake merchandise

during the tour. A Ministry

of Business, Innovation

and Employment

spokeswoman confirmed

fake Lions tour gear had

been seized before games

in Christchurch, Dunedin

and Rotorua.

“A group of individuals

have been selling items

with unauthorised association

with the Lions


MBIE tourism, sectors,

regions and cities general

manager Iain Cossar said

it is “currently investigating

a small number of

incidents involving the

sale of merchandise” and

“three to four individuals”

have been responsible for


The spokeswoman

said MBIE has served “a

number” of breach notices

under the Major Events

Management Act 2007,

and “continues to gather

evidence should the ministry

decide to prosecute.”

MBIE has not encountered

any people selling

fake All Blacks merchandise

before games.

The series status as a

major event under the Act

means it has protection

for specific words and emblems

closely associated

with the tour.


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SCENT: Brian and Colleen Briggs in their own garden, which has won many



Retirees bid to revive

Garden City image

• By Gabrielle Stuart

A GROUP of gardeners are

cultivating a plan to put

Christchurch back on the

map as the Garden City – a

public garden the size of

nine rugby fields, created

by retirees.

The plan has been

designed by Christchurch

Beautifying Association

members, who are working

with private developers to

create it.

Their plan is to create a

50-60 unit retirement village,

where residents would

all be gardeners.

Each unit would have its

own garden, maintained

by the owner – but the

gardens would all be connected

and open to the

public, forming a giant

public park.

On Monday, association

president Ron Andrew and

former president Brian

Briggs put the plan to the

city council’s social and

community development


Committee chairman

Phil Clearwater said staff

had been asked to look at

ways the city council could

be involved and support

the project.

That could include

building a community hall

or facility in the park, or

helping the group through

the consenting process to

speed it up.

Mr Briggs said he already

had a list of people

interested in buying units

in the village, and had met

with developers willing to

build it.

“I often talk to people

about going into a retirement

home, and they say,

‘no, I definitely won’t do

that, because I won’t have a

garden’,” he said.

The plan would allow

people to downsize into a

supported living environment,

while still giving

them space to be creative

and contribute to the community,

he said.

“It would be a real dream

come true for a lot of people,”

he said.

The group is currently

working with building

company G.J Gardner

Homes, and are looking

at creating the village on

a 9.5ha piece of land near


Mr Briggs said each unit

would be designed to look

like a little cottage, but

would have a fully modern


The estimated cost of

each unit title would be

about $350,000, he said.

Once set up, the village

would be run by a body


Mr Andrew said he believed

the village could be

a huge asset for the city.

After Christchurch won

the Garden City of the

World title in 1997, thousands

of people travelled

from as far as the United

States and Japan to visit,

he said.

He hoped the village

could become a similar


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