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U-turn

after

police

told not

to target

drivers

• By Bridget Rutherford

POLICE CHIEFS have

backtracked on an instruction telling

officers not to target drivers in the

city’s eastern suburbs because they

could not afford tickets.

The Star has learned an internal

police task memo went to officers

this month as part of a strategy

aimed at educating drivers instead of

penalising them.

Officers were told to avoid targeting

drivers in east Christchurch.

These families are a low socioeconomic

demographic who are

disproportionately reflected in

our statistics who can least afford

infringement notices,” police bosses

said.

The instruction was met with surprise

from within police ranks.

But Canterbury district prevention

manager Inspector Tony Hill told

The Star yesterday the task was not

written correctly.

“That whole messaging got lost in

translation,” he said.

Inspector Hill said senior police

leadership had met to discuss roading

and driver initiatives, and from

that meeting an instruction was sent

out to officers.

He said the instruction was later

written by a senior sergeant, but

it should have been “messaged

differently”. Staff then sent out

revised instructions.

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WHAT AN election it’s going to

be on Saturday night.

The best and potentially the

closest in many years, and one

which will shape the country’s

future for sometime.

The Star’s website www.star.

kiwi will start its live coverage

from 7pm, bringing you updates

through to when an outcome is

decided.

In today’s Star we have expansive

election coverage. On pages

12, 13, 14 we have views from

the suburbs and who people will

vote for and why. On pages 16,

17, 19, 20, 23, 24 we have opened

up the pages to Christchurch’s

political heavyweights.

No prizes for guessing where

Garry Moore and Roger Bridge’s

loyalties lie.

The polls clearly show people

have shifted to voting for either

National or Labour and this

could spell doom for many

smaller party politicians who

have made it into Parliament on

the back of MMP.

Indications are voter turnout

will be high and which ever

party mobilises its supporters

best on Saturday will win.

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it as a theatre. On September 18, 1989, the old Christchurch City Council held

its final meeting (No 4032) before amalgamation. On September 19, 1865, the

South Island Separation Bill was defeated in Parliament by 31 votes to 17. On

September 19, 1904, pianist Jan Paderewski played a concert in the city. He later

became Prime Minister of Poland. On September 19, 1977, Prince and Princess

Prem Purachatra of Thailand visited. On September 20, 1916, the Canterbury

Aviation Company was founded by Sir Henry Wigram (right). On September

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Lawyer wins tussle in ring

• By Andrew King

A LAWYER by day and

champion boxer by night, meet

Sunny Teki-Clark.

Fresh from capturing the

under-81kg elite title at the New

Zealand Boxing Championships

last week, the 28-year-old was

then using his verbal jab to

defend people in the district

court on Monday.

“I actually didn’t have too

many bruises when I turned up

for work on Monday, which was

a good thing,” he said with a

cheeky grin yesterday.

Teki-Clark fought Tyson

Sykes, of Rotorua, for The

George Bush Memorial Trophy

– the same opponent he took on

last year and lost. This year he

won on points.

“He told me after the bout,

you were too sharp Sunny. He

has mentioned turning pro but

I would like a decider before he

does that,” he said.

Teki-Clark fights out of

Bells Boxing Club on Rose St,

Somerfield. Originally from

Wanganui, he said he spent his

high school years playing rugby,

but boxing was never far from

his mind.

“I think it was my dad who

•From page 1

Police have had an initiative

running for some time where

motorists from across the city

who don’t have a driver licence or

warrant of fitness or registration

and can’t afford to pay a fine may

not be ticketed.

Instead, police can give them

compliance, or refer them to a

programme to get a licence or an

agency to assist with employment

in order to be able to pay for a

warrant of fitness.

Inspector Hill said that was the

intent of the task, and it had been

“reworked” to reflect that.

got me into it in the first place.

He boxed down here with my

coach a long time ago when he

was stationed at the Burnham

Military Camp,” Teki-Clark

said.

Although his father, Kelly

Clark, was into the sport, his

mother, Alaina Teki-Clark,

wouldn’t let him get in the ring.

“When I moved down to

As part of a plan to reduce

Maori offending by 25 per cent by

2025, police were looking at the

ways in which Maori and people

from lower socio-economic areas

were entering the justice system.

“One of these is road policing

infringements,” said Inspector

Hill.

Often people were pulled over,

ticketed for not having a driver

licence or warrant of fitness, and

could not pay their fine. So they

had to do community service and

enter the justice system. Once

they were in there, it could be

hard to break the cycle, he said.

Christchurch for university,

I decided to get into it. Mum

couldn’t tell me what to do anymore,”

he said.

He studied law at Canterbury

University and now works for

the Public Defence Service, taking

on clients who have found

themselves on the wrong side of

the law.

Teki-Clark’s reputation has

There’s a million dollars worth

of fines sitting in the Aranui area

that aren’t paid. They clearly can’t

afford to pay them.”

He said instead, police were

helping them into courses, such

as the Learner Driver Mentoring

or Community Driver Mentoring

programmes, which help people

BOXING SMART:

Lawyer and

champion boxer

Sunny Teki-Clark

has taken out

The George Bush

Memorial Trophy

belt.

PHOTO: MARTIN

HUNTER

done the rounds, with some of

the people he defends asking

him if he was a boxer.

“I have never had a client actually

assault me. Others have, but

I think my calm, quiet demeanour

helps. Plus I’m quite tall so

that might put them off,” he said.

•Judge harassed by old school

mate, page 7

U-turn after police told not to fine drivers

There’s a million dollars

worth of fines sitting in

the Aranui area that aren’t

paid. They clearly can’t

afford to pay them.’

– Inspector Tony Hill

get their licence or their vehicle

up to standard.

Inspector Hill said enforcement

was still taken for behaviour such

as speeding or drink driving.

“No one’s being let off on stuff

they certainly shouldn’t.”

In 2015, police came under

fire after it was discovered police

guidelines said not to ticket unlicensed

Maori drivers in South

Auckland, and rather refer them

onto training.

It was part of a goal to reduce

Maori offending. But Inspector

Hill said this was completely different.

In Brief

PLAYGROUND CAR PARK

People who have been parking

all day for free in the Margaret

Mahy Family Playground car

park while they go to work in

the central city will not be able

to do so for much longer. City

council staff are working on a

report to have 120min parking

restrictions put in place in the

Armagh St car park.

SAFETY SIGNS GONE

The signs around Cranford and

Westminster Sts discouraging

speeding and dangerous driving

have been removed. The city

council ordered their removal

after a four-week investigation

found they did not comply with

the District Plan. It comes after

Christchurch Central Labour

candidate Duncan Webb tried

to stop the removal by turning

one into a political hoarding.

The city council said it still did

not comply and the signs had to

be taken down.

POLICE PATROL SHIRLEY

Police foot patrols have been

increased near the Marshland

and Shirley Rds intersection

after a 15-person brawl on

September 11. The brawl ended

with one person in hospital

and six arrests. Senior Sergeant

Stephan McDaniel said the

problem will be managed by

increasing patrols at busy times.

Burger King Shirley manager

Tina Sherma said young

people loitering and anti-social

behaviour has been an an

ongoing issue for some time in

the area.

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shortened. He was sentenced in

May after pleading guilty to 129

breaches of the Medicines Act.

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last month, saying the sentence

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Authorities will investigate how to

• By Bridget Rutherford

WAYS TO help make a Spreydon

woman’s home more “liveable”

after five two-storey townhouses

started being built close next

door will be investigated.

City council head of resource

consents John Higgins, his

colleague John Gibson, Wigram

MP Megan Woods and city

councillor Phil Clearwater met

with Bolton Ave home owner

Kim Mehlhopt yesterday.

It comes after The Star

revealed last week JSJ Investments

was building the townhouses

next door to her home of

15 years – the garage less than

1m away.

Under the

District Plan

the townhouses

are

compliant,

although Ms

Mehlhopt said

Kim Mehlhopt

it will devalue

her home, cost

her privacy

and the street’s family appeal.

After yesterday’s meeting,

Dr Woods said the city council

would now contact the developer

to discuss ways to make Ms

Mehlhopt’s home more liveable,

given the close proximity.

Ms Mehlhopt said it was a productive

meeting, and she raised

concerns about the district

planning rules and the need for

consenting to be done in a “more

neighbourly way.”

The house is there to stay so

they were only talking about

mitigation.”

Ms Mehlhopt previously laid

a complaint with WorkSafe

about unsafe building practices

next door, but WorkSafe said

it had no issues with what was

witnessed.

JSJ Investments director Nick

Johnston said they were considering

buying Ms Mehlhopt out.

Ms Mehlhopt said she wanted

to wait and see what mitigations

could be made first.

TIGHT: Builders work on the townhouse development next to Kim Mehlhopt’s Bolton Ave

home yesterday. Below: City council head of resource consents John Higgins and colleague

John Gibson inspect the proximity between the two dwellings. PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER

Mr Higgins said the situation

would also be referred onto

the District Plan team, who

could consider any changes

necessary.

“It is accepted the building is

very close to the neighbour.”

Ms Mehlhopt’s property

is zoned residential medium

density. It has been that way

since the 1990s, but zones in

other parts of the city changed

in the new District Plan process.

After the earthquakes, the

existing District Plans needed

to be replaced, which was done

through the city council and an

independent hearings panel.

In 2014, it was fast tracked by

an Order of Council. The order

set out the Statement of Expectations.

They asked the new District

Plan “reduce significantly” the

reliance on the resource consent

process, the number, extent, and

prescriptiveness of development

controls and design standards,

and the requirements for notification

and written approval.

In the process, the zoning

on one side of Somerfield’s

Studholme St changed to

residential suburban density

transition, allowing for higher

density development.

Multay Developments has got

the go ahead to build four, twostorey

units at 23 Studholme

St, which used to have a threebedroom

bungalow on it.

Residents are fiercely opposed

to it because they say it will take

away their street’s family orientated

appeal and privacy.

Originally, Multay Development’s

application featured three

aspects not compliant with the

District Plan.

After a hearing earlier this

year, it was decided consultation

would need to be done with

some neighbours as part of the

resource consent process because

of that.

Mr Higgins said Multay Developments

had since amended

its plans to fully comply with the

District Plan.

Because of that, it

Gerry

Brownlee

Phil

Clearwater

no longer required resource

consent, so consultation was not

needed.

A spokeswoman for Multay

Developments director Warren

Taylor said he did not want to

comment.

Studholme St resident Marty

Flanagan said they still wanted

to fight the development, but

there was only so much they

could do.

He said the District Plan gave

all the “power” to the developers.

“All of these got snuck through

the District Plan change just after

the earthquakes and it wasn’t

really communicated clearly

enough.”

Cr Clearwater said both

situations were “unacceptable.”

He said because of the

Government’s Order in Council,

the city council had “virtually

no say” in the outcome of the

plan and it was “immensely

frustrating.”

“We wanted to keep notification.

We wanted to protect

amenity values and keep clear

environmental standards. But

what we wanted was countered

by the Government.”

He said the rules disempowered

residents, and he wanted

the legislation changed so the

District Plan could be altered.

“A new Government needs

to work with our council so we

have a change to that legislation

made

urgently,”

he said.

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help angry homeowner

“I think the Government’s responsible

for what is happening

now. I think they need to take

responsibility for this. I think it’s

totally unfair to the people who

are affected.”

Dr Woods said she would

want to look at any changes in

the plan that could be made

to ensure neighbourhoods remained

liveable.

But former Canterbury Earthquake

Recovery Minister Gerry

Brownlee said Cr Clearwater’s

comments made him “furious.”

“I’m sick to death of when

every time things go wrong

they’re turning around and

pointing fingers at the Government,”

he said.

The view he’s [Cr Clearwater]

taken is totally unreasonable and

it’s a wash the hands attitude.”

He said the city council asked

for the Order in Council to get

the District Plan done, and the

current District Plan was not a

Government document.

“We provided a process at the

request of the city council, a

legal process.”

He said the city council wanted

clear rules around resource

consent processes.

Megan

Woods

Marty

Flanagan

“We did not prescribe things

that had to be in the District

Plan.”

NO WAY: Somerfield residents have been opposed to the

development on Studholme St since they found out about it.

Spreydon-Cashmere Community

Board chairwoman Karolin

Potter said the developments

happening in both Studholme St

and Bolton Ave were terrible.

“You can’t call them houses,

they’re just future dumps. Huge,

blocky, ugly and horrible,” she

said.

“It’s bloody hard when

the District Plan allows it to

happen.”

Ms Potter has asked city

council staff to organise a

seminar for residents affected by

zoning changes, and planners to

let people know what the rules

were.

The RMA used to be if in

doubt, go to resource consent.

But under this Government, it’s

if in doubt, don’t go to resource

consent.”

•Readers’ comments, p10

Sightings of

missing men

• By Andrew King

TWO MEN sought by police

after leaving a secure facility in

Christchurch have been seen

but police will not say where.

Detective Senior

Sergeant Mark

Worner said Kane

Hazelton, 27, and

Dean Woolley, 23,

Dean

Woolley

Kane

Hazelton

are believed to be

travelling together

around the South

Island.

“We have

information they

have been moving

around the South

Island, but at this

stage, we will not

be releasing what

those locations

are,” he said.

He would not comment on

why the men were in the facility,

or what kind of facility it is, but

said police are eager to return

them to it.

•Any sightings of Mr

Hazelton or Mr Woolley can

be reported on 363 7400 or

through Crimestoppers on 0800

555 111.

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Art gallery costs surge

• By Bridget Rutherford

IT COSTS ratepayers $35.75

each time a visitor goes to

Christchurch Art Gallery –

$20.85 more than before the

earthquakes.

It comes as a result of the

gallery’s visitor numbers being

lower and its operating costs

having risen since it reopened in

December 2015 after earthquake

repairs.

Before the quakes,

the cost per visitor

was $14.90. In the

2009/10 financial

year, there were

Deon

Swiggs

470,079 visits.

It now costs

$35.75. In the last

year, there were

306,040 visits.

The figure is calculated by the

gallery’s net annual operating

costs, divided by the number of

annual visitors.

The city council’s target is for it

to cost no more than $21 for each

visitor who goes to the central

city gallery.

City council finance and

commercial general manager

Carol Bellette said the gallery’s

operating costs had increased by

$3.7 million.

She said in the 2009/10

financial year, they were $6.9

million, while this year’s were

$10.6 million.

She said the main reason was

increased depreciation driven by

increased asset value, as a result

of the post-earthquake building

improvements.

There was also reduced revenue

from the restaurant space and

gallery shop, increased insurance

premiums and security costs

because a new insurance policy

required 24-hour monitoring of

the building, she said.

Previously it was monitored on

site for 16 hours a day, she said.

Ms Bellette said the target of

$21 per visitor was set before the

gallery reopened.

The projected figure was

based on an early assumption

INCREASE:

Operating

costs of

Christchurch

Art Gallery

has gone up,

while visitor

numbers

have

reduced.

PHOTO:

GEOFF

SLOAN

that the city centre would be

more accessible more quickly,

and visitor numbers would

return more quickly to pre-quake

levels.”

But she said that had not

happened yet. She said once

Cathedral Square and more of

the central city is revitalised,

transport options are improved,

and the gallery’s cafe is opened,

visitation would increase.

Central city councillor Deon

Swiggs said the gallery was an

important asset, but the cost per

visitor was high.

He said they could not sit there

and wait for the central city to

return, and they needed to be

looking at how to reduce costs.

“How do me make better use of

that massive space?”

Old St Bede’s schoolmate

calls judge a bully in court

• By Guy Williams

A FORMER St Bede’s prefect,

now a district court judge,

faced bizarre accusations by a

defendant who then invited him

out for lunch.

Appearing in the Queenstown

District Court on an assault

charge, Neville Morgan Mitchell,

60, told Judge John Brandts-

Giesen to recuse himself

because they knew each other.

Mitchell, charged with

assaulting Wanaka physiotherapist

Brett Jenkins at the

township’s medical centre on

June 8, became angry when the

judge did not recognise him

immediately when he appeared

this week.

‘’You’re a bully – stop the crap.

You had a reputation for being a

bully when you were a prefect at

St Bede’s,’’ Mitchell said.

He then interrupted Judge

Brandts-Giesen when he began

to speak, saying: “Cut the drivel.

You cannot hear my case.’’

Mitchell then claimed he

would not be appearing in court

were it not for a protection order

imposed against him by Judge

Brandts-Giesen in the Family

Court years earlier.

‘’I’ve been threatened and intimidated

by this man for many

years.’’

Judge Brandts-Giesen, who

confirmed the two had previous

legal contact and had attended

St Bede’s College together,

recused himself and remanded

Mitchell at large until a nominal

date of December 20.

As Mitchell left the dock, he

invited the judge to have lunch

with him some time, “perhaps at

a Chinese restaurant’’.

The judge thanked him for

the invitation, but: “. . . in the

circumstances, I don’t think it

would be appropriate’’. – Otago

Daily Times

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8 Thursday September 21 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

News

$1.2m in parking

tickets waived

over year

• By Bridget Rutherford

MORE THAN 9000 people wrote

to the city council in the past year

asking for their parking tickets be

waived – and more than half of

those were successful.

City council data released to The

Star shows between August 2016

and July, 73,512 tickets were issued.

The total value of those was $5.9

million. During that time, the

city council received 9579 written

submissions asking for their tickets

to be waived, relating to 11,778

individual tickets.

Of those submissions, 7053 tickets

were waived, at a total of $1.2

million.

The city council was unable to

give the reasons why the tickets

were waived, because its system did

not record it and it would have to

be retrieved manually.

In total, the city council received

about $4.6 million in parking

ticket fines.

If a motorist is issued a ticket by

a parking warden, and they think

it is not warranted, they can write

to the city council with the circumstances

asking it to be waived.

It would then be considered by

the inspections and enforcements

unit.

RENT PRICES for Christchurch

units have dropped, but

apartment rents have risen, new

Trade Me figures show.

The average rent price for

Christchurch units fell 4.6 per

cent in the past year, to $310 per

week, the latest Trade Me Property

rental index figures showed.

Christchurch townhouse rents

remained unchanged at $400

per week, but apartment rents

were up 5.3 per cent to $400 per

week.

Nationally, rent prices for

apartments, townhouses and

units reached

an all-time

high, up 6.3

per cent over

the past year

to an average

of $420 per

week.

Over the

past three

years, the average rent price had

risen 20 per cent.

Trade Me Property head Nigel

Jeffries said nationally, across all

types of rental properties, rents

rose 2.3 per cent in the past year.

“To​ ​date,​ ​we’re​ ​experiencing​

​the​ ​lowest​ ​period​ ​of​ ​rent​ ​

increases​ ​in​ ​five​ ​years​. This​ ​is​ ​

quite​ ​the​ ​contrast​ ​to​ ​2016​ ​when

the​ ​annual​ ​rent​ ​growth​ ​was​ ​

nearly​ ​double​ ​at​ ​4.4​ ​per​ ​cent,”

he said.

The index comes from properties

advertised on Trade Me,

where around 11,000 properties

are displayed each month.

Mr Jeffries said average rents

for units, townhouses and

apartments were much higher in

Auckland, at $490 per week.

Auckland apartment rents

rose 6.5 per cent in the past year

to an average $490 per week,

townhouse prices rose 5.8 per

cent to an average $595 per week

and unit rents rose 4.9 per cent

to an average $430 per week, his

data showed.

Wellington prices rose faster:

Apartment rents were up 7.1

Follow election

the

www.star.kiwi

City rents: Units down, apartments up

Kiri Barfoot

per cent to an average $450 per

week, townhouses up 8 per cent

to $475 per week and units up

11.3 per cent to $345 per week.

Last month, Barfoot &

Thompson said Auckland residential

rental yields or landlord

incomes rose for the first time in

three years.

“Returns for Auckland rental

property owners look to be on

the up with gross rental yields

for three-bedroom homes in

over half the city’s suburbs

rising in the first half of 2017

compared with the same period

last year. This follows a steady

decline in rental yields observed

since 2014,” the agency said.

Kiri Barfoot, a Barfoot &

The Star

Thompson director, said that

was good for landlords and

“exactly what you would expect

to happen at some point in response

to moderate but consistent

increases in rent and slowing

of house sales prices”.

Crockers property management

said this month that

Auckland three-bedroom property

average weekly rents were

$616, compared to the national

figure of $460 per week.

“Over the past month average

Auckland rents for a twobedroom

residential property

have remained relatively stable

at $479, while two-bedroom

rents across New Zealand have

increased from $380 to $400.

This has resulted in the Auckland

two-bedroom premium

softening from 27 per cent to 20

per cent,” it reported.

“Average rents for threebedroom

properties in Auckland

softened this month from

$630 to $616, while rents across

New Zealand increased slightly

from $450 to $460, resulting in

the three-bedroom premium

to decrease from 40 per cent to

34 per cent. These two changes

may well reflect the reported

migration of many Aucklanders

to provincial New Zealand.”

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Thursday September 21 2017 9

News

Quake damage raised heart attack risk

• By Jamie Morton

CANTERBURY residents living

in quake-damaged homes were

put at higher risk of heart attack,

a new data-crunching study has

found.

The research, published in

international journal The Lancet

Planetary Health, offers the latest

insight into how quakes that

rocked Canterbury over 2010

and 2011 affected peoples’ health

in the months and years after.

Earlier studies have indicated a

number of negative effects, ranging

from depression, anxiety

and a mental fog dubbed “quake

brain,” to suicides linked to the

disaster and detailed in a New

Zealand Herald investigation.

Now, researchers have found

how those living in areas with

more severely damaged homes

in the first year after a major

earthquake had elevated levels

of cardiovascular disease – and

heart attacks in particular.

We were interested in the longterm

impact of the earthquake

given the prolonged insurance

settlement process, particularly

among those who were most

impacted by earthquake damage

to their homes,” said study author

Professor Vicky Cameron,

RISK: Residents living in quake-damaged homes are

vulnerable to heart attacks.

a cardiology researcher based

at the University of Otago,

Christchurch.

EQC residential building

claims data were linked to residential

information at the time

of the magnitude 7.1 September

4, 2010, earthquake.

Researchers then followed up

with adult residents aged older

than 45 to check any new cases

of admission with cardiovascular

disease and related deaths.

The results were adjusted for

the influence of age, sex, ethnicity,

small area deprivation index

and personal income.

In the first year, people who

were living in the most damaged

areas in Christchurch

had around 10 per cent more

cardiovascular hospitalisations

compared with the least damaged

areas, 22 per cent more

hospitalisations for heart attacks,

and 25 per cent more deaths

from cardiovascular disease.

Over the first 12 months of

the Canterbury earthquakes,

in areas with the most damage

to homes, there were at least 66

related hospital admissions for

cardiovascular disease and 29 for

heart attacks, when compared to

the least-damaged areas.

But the researchers failed to

find any such pattern over the

following four years.

While cardiovascular disease

rates are known to increase

immediately after a severe earthquake,

less was known about the

magnitude of this increase over a

longer time frame, and whether

this was associated with level of

housing damage.

The new study offered proof

that people living in areas with

more severely damaged homes

in the first year after a major

earthquake had elevated levels

of cardiovascular disease, and

heart attacks in particular.

The researchers suggested

policy measures, such as better

access to services and interventions

within the first year of a

disaster, could help.

The cardiovascular impact of

the Canterbury earthquakes is a

reminder of the broader health

impact of a natural disaster and

the importance of considering

cardiovascular prevention in

natural disaster preparedness,

resilience and recovery,” Cameron

said.

The study was undertaken

as part of the Healthier Lives

National Science Challenge and

carried out by researchers from

Otago University, Canterbury

University and Opus.

– NZ Herald

Fire, stabbing

latest issues

at housing

complex

A FIRE and a reported stabbing

are the latest in a string of

problems at a St Albans social

housing complex.

The Star revealed this month

that police had been called to

the 25-unit Pickering Courts

social housing complex multiple

times to respond to problems,

including threats to shoot other

residents’ pets.

Last Thursday at about 10pm,

firefighters were called to put out

a fire in the yard of one of the

units. The fire was recorded as

suspicious, started by straw and

paper in the garden which had

been set alight. Police were notified

about it.

Earlier in the week, on

Wednesday morning, police had

been called to the complex after

an unrelated report that a tenant

had been stabbed. It turned out

to be a false alarm.

Two weeks ago, several units

and cars parked at the complex

were vandalised with yellow graffiti,

which was also reported to

the police.

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10 Thursday September 21 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star

Viewpoint

Readers respond to last week’s story about a

townhouse development on Spreydon’s Bolton Ave, just

metres away from Kim Mehlhopt’s home of 15 years

Judith Mackay – I was so

angry reading about that poor

woman unbelievable. What a

disgusting performance by our

council and the builder, what

chance has the “little person” got

against the likes of them.

How would John Higgins from

the council like it, if it was his

place, would it be such a minor

effect. The council changed

the law after the earthquake,

obviously with no regards or

safeguards for people. It is all

about money and greed, both

from the developer and the

council letting it happen. Also

the lady is still waiting for EQC

repairs!

Judi Johnson – I am appalled

at the city council’s lack of

common sense in this situation.

Don’t the city councillors

ever put themselves in these

situations before passing these

ridiculous ‘laws’? If they must

have five two-storey houses

on such a small section, surely

they could make it mandatory

that the driveways are on the

outer edges of the sections so

as to afford the (prior) resident

neighbours some form of privacy

and not cut out their sunshine so

much? As for the close proximity

to the neighbouring houses, that

amount of room is just plain

ridiculous. I remember when

we had a house in Hei Hei and

we applied for a permit to erect

a garage at the front. We had to

have it 4ft, from memory, from

the footpath, and we had to supply

a garden planting plan before

it could be erected. We had to

have the garage camouflaged

from the road by plants. Our

planting plan was approved and

the garage duly erected and the

garden installed. In this case I

think the CCC should buy Kim’s

property for the pre-earthquake

valuation, and let her move to a

more desirable situation. Kim.

Geraldine Radovanovich

– Great article on the housing

issue. I think it sucks and

ought to be investigated by the

courts. It seems that the city

bylaws were changed after the

earthquakes. Probably by the

National Government. I left the

red zone in 2012 and have lived

in Davis California since then.

Developers in this city have to go

through hoops to do that sort of

development here and then the

constituents have the vote. Last

year an infill development of

high density housing was voted

down for various non compliant

reasons. Also another development

within the city boundary

was turned down because it

overlooked the citizens private

homes that were considered old

Davis homes. The citizens won.

Jo Harrison – I am absolutely

disgusted at what is going on

in the area. I have lived in the

Somerfield area for 16 years and

recently rebuilt our house due to

the earthquakes. If I was aware

of this type of housing I would

not have invested to rebuild a

family home in this area. To

say the effect of this is ‘less than

minor’ makes me so angry! I

won’t rant any longer but I am

aware that a lot of this is actually

changes made by the National

government and our local National

MP washes his hands of it

and blames the council as with

the asbestos dump in Kennedys

Bush, Halswell.

Kim Rankin – I have a the

same issue in Papanui. It’s awful!

But luckily I am a tenant and will

be moving out at the end of our

contract. This is where renting

far outweighs paying a mortgage.

Gordon Heyward, of

Parklands – In response

to your article ‘woman feels

crushed as new townhouses go

up’.

I am sure there is a law that

a building must be a certain

distance from a boundary fence.

In this case, there wouldn’t be

enough room to paint the wall.

I have also heard of other cases

where a neighbour has to be

consulted when a building is

going up that could affect them.

It looks like the concrete block

wall would also be a firewall, but

as there are windows it would no

longer be a firewall and could be

far from regulations. When it

comes to having to work from a

neighbours property or standing

on their fence, that is trespassing

unless you have permission. If

that was me, I would have done

something about it when the

pegs first went in. The trouble

is with these builders, they try

to put too many houses on one

section.

Natalie Edwards – Any

sympathy one felt for Ms Mehlhopt

is quickly eroded by her

and tantrum-like behaviour with

regards to the people working

on the adjoining building site

combined with her flagrant use

of public service peoples time

including the police, ministers of

Parliament and WorkSafe.

The west side of Bolton Ave has

historically always been medium

density (L3) whilst the opposite

side less dense (living 2/old zoning).

The properties to the north

of Ms Mehlhopt have already

been subdivided some with two

storey townhouses others with

elderly persons housing. The District

Plan has only been recently

revised- did she look into the

implications of her own situation

and object - highly unlikely.

Her behaviour towards the

trades on site appears to have

been aggressive and poorly

DANGER: Kim

Mehlhopt laid

a complaint

with WorkSafe

after she

photographed

a contractor

standing on

the fence on

Tuesday while

working on the

townhouses.

•Latest

developments,

pages 4-5

directed. My sympathy lies with

the poor fascia fixer trying to do

his job and then forced to do so

on the fence whilst being photographed

– followed by Ms Mehlhopt’s

complaint to WorkSafe as

a result- absolutely deplorable.

Chris Palmer – This is a city

we live in and it needs building

up, not out. So “yes” to higher

density inner city development.

What would Ms Mehlhopt like

to happen – we keep subdividing

farmland to build single level

quarter acre dwellings ad infinitum?

It would have been courteous

to have kept her informed of

the building work and respected

her property. Hopefully Ms Mehlhopt

not being consulted about

the building work was nothing

to do with her crude comments

which may reflect her attitude

and are not endearing to her

argument.

Annette Chandler – It

breaks your heart to see what’s

happening to our city and this

poor owner. I see it everywhere

especially in a house I lived in

previously and it now has at

least three ugly townhouses on

the site. I’m now concerned that

this will eventually happen next

door to my unit. I’ve phoned the

city council but none has rung

me back. Your article made me

think of the possibility. A friend

of mine from Thailand had sent

me your article yesterday. She

can’t believe what’s going on

here. I’m so pleased I’ve read this.

Gary Knight, of Hoon Hay

– Despite parochial and blaze

views by many, the impedance

of the urban space of many by

inclusion of nearby concrete

jungles is a very imminent problem.

Character homes, privacy,

neighbour interaction, suitable

location and peace of mind are

the prime catalysts for a myriad

of residents having chosen their

home for these attributes. To

have it overshadowed by intervening

and obtrusive housing

projects close to their proximity

is demeaning and a retrograde

step for these dedicated residents.

Through zoning anomalies

these residential medium

density housing projects, being

compliant with council planning

protocol bears testimony to not

only major law full statute flaws,

allowing progress of these housing

units but also insensitivity

by lack of consultation in many

cases with property residents

prior to their building instigation.

Rik Tindall – This is the

sharp end of city medium

density conversion, Addington’s

congestion pushed further south.

Extensive new cycle lanes show

private motor cars are nearly

ruled out, while public transport

isn’t quite there. One or two

bright ideas don’t add up to a

working vision yet - far from it.

Five two-storey units crammed

onto 794 sq m expose a district

plan enabling greed, inconsiderate

of neighbours, lacking design.

Housing supply is not enhanced

this way, just reduced in quality -

box unit demand is already met.

Communities need agency on

their side, to remain whole, postearthquake.

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ELECTION COUNTDOWN

The Star

Voters are making the decision

Reporters Gabrielle

Stuart and Bridget

Rutherford go into the

suburbs and test the

mood of the voters

AFTER SIX years away from

Christchurch, Ra Bennett was

exploring the Wigram area with

fresh eyes last week – and the

change she discovered left her

awestruck.

In the years following the

earthquakes, new subdivisions

have sprung up in Broomfield

and Wigram – rows of modern

homes in shades of taupe

and grey, behind immaculate

gardens. Multi-level black glass

office blocks have replaced the

run-down shops in Addington,

and the shopping centres have

spread out and up.

On Thursday, Mrs Bennett

was exploring the Hub Hornby,

which has been redeveloped and

expanded over the last three

years.

“This place has grown so

much. It is absolutely beautiful,”

she said.

“And Bush Inn? Wow, that

is the place to go. There is so

much amazing food. And little

Wigram is so beautiful now.”

She would have every reason

to be unhappy about the state of

Christchurch.

An east side girl, she lived

most of her life in Aranui, surrounded

by her extended family.

When the earthquakes struck,

she lost not only her home, but

her community. So she left the

city for the North Island.

She moved to her new home

in Hornby this year to be closer

to her family – who had been left

for months in the east without

working toilets, for years navigating

broken roads, and still

battling the mental scars.

But although some in her family

blamed the Government, she

didn’t.

She was still undecided about

which way she would vote on

election day – but when it came

to the rebuild, National had done

DOWN TO EARTH: Riccarton Community Garden organiser Loretta Te Paa said Labour

politicians often helped out there, but she had not seen any from National.

PHOTO: GABRIELLE STUART

Howard Westwood

a good job, she said.

“Everything that has changed

for since the earthquakes has

been for the better, as far as I’ve

seen,” she said.

But living just up the road in

Hei Hei, mum Sharon Cooper,

has a different political view.

She lives across from the

Wycola shops, and was out for a

walk in the sunshine – but she’d

prefer to be at work.

She had taken time out while

her three children were young,

but with the youngest now two

and a half, she said she wanted to

be working again.

But in spite of applying for

Ra Bennett Sharon Cooper Kinjan Shah

dozens of jobs over the past few

months, mostly in retail, she’d

had no luck.

That was why she voted Labour

this year, she said. She cast

an early vote last week.

“Under National I have struggled

to get a job, and it’s not for

lack of trying. I’m not getting

employed,” she said.

“I have occasionally voted National,

but not this time. I need

hope. I want a job, a future.”

She saw a lot of Megan Woods

around the area last election,

but hadn’t seen her or National’s

David Hiatt out campaigning

this time.

“I say bring Helen Clark back,”

she said.

The Wigram electorate stretches

from Islington in the west,

east to Spreydon, and from Hoon

Hay right up to Avonhead.

The Cutts Mini Mart dairy

sits in Russley, at the top of the

electorate.

Dairy owner Kinjan Shah

said the election had come up a

few times in small talk with his

customers – but it was still not as

popular a subject as the weather

or sports.

“Right now more people are

talking about the rugby most

weekends,” he said.

Megan

Woods

David

Hiatt

Sitting right on the corner, the

dairy was usually a magnet for

billboards and political signs.

But this year no one had approached

him about signs – in

fact, he hadn’t seen anything of

either candidate.

He said Jacinda Ardern had

made the election race more

interesting, and he often saw her

speeches shared by friends on

social media.

But he still leaned blue: “I

think National works more for

small businesses,” he said.

Jessica Clark moved to the area

with her husband six months

ago, and was out on her driveway

painting furniture.

She said she had not yet made

up her mind about which way

she would vote, and hadn’t

met any of the candidates for

Wigram.

But she said care of the environment

was the most important

issue for her.

“I really don’t like how chemicals

are being sprayed everywhere,”

she said.

Across in Riccarton, Loretta

Te Paa was weeding the community

garden, hat on to shield her

from the sun.

She said Megan Woods was a

familiar face at the garden, and

at their community coffee sessions

in the local hall.

Even Andrew Little – then

the Labour leader – had visited

earlier in the year, she said.

They hadn’t helped with the

weeding during the visit, but

they’d had a good excuse, she

said.

“It was a terrible stormy day.”

They had won her vote for

Labour, she said – although not

for Dr Woods, as Ms Te Paa was

enrolled in the Maori electorate.

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ELECTION COUNTDOWN

based on community issues

Further up the road, Chris

Mackay was less of a fan.

He was out on the porch enjoying

a coffee with his mum, Teresa

Shaw.

Theirs was one in a row of

new two-storey social housing

units, which replaced the roughlooking

houses there before the

earthquakes.

“Megan woke me up the other

day, parked in her car outside

with her speaker up loud,” Mr

Mackay said.

“Ah, early in the morning?”

“Nah, it was the afternoon. But

I still wasn’t happy about it,” he

said.

He said he planned to either

vote Labour or the Aotearoa

Legalise Cannabis Party – he was

still undecided.

Ms Shaw said Dr Woods had

worked on their behalf last year,

to get them a transfer from their

old social house in Spreydon,

where she was having issues, to

their new unit in Riccarton.

She said she had voted National

in the past, but now planned to

support Labour.

“When Labour was in I

decided something needed to

change, so I voted National. I

thought they could do better for

the country. But they screwed it,”

she said.

At the bottom of the electorate,

in Spreydon, retired carpenter

Howard Westwood, was heading

home from the shops on his

scooter.

His family all voted National,

but he usually voted Labour, he

said.

He said Jim Anderton, who

was Labour MP for Sydenham

from 1984 to 1989, had played a

part in winning his vote, when he

supported workers who had been

made redundant.

The first time I met him I

thought he was an arrogant bugger.

But then he did a lot to help

the lads out,” he said.

But as far as he was concerned,

one politician was like another,

he said.

“I know Megan’s helped a few

people through their earthquake

issues. But any MP would have

done that, that’s what they are

Rush Jopson

there for.”

Over in the Christchurch

Central electorate Dorothea Mc-

Kenzie has already cast her vote

– she’s backing National.

She reckons party leader and

current Prime Minister Bill English

is a “man of honour.”

“And I admire that.”

The 89-year-old often voted

based on her values, and Mr English’s

and National’s were similar

to hers.

“He’s a family man and after

all, New Zealand should be a

family country. He’s up front,

forthright, and he says what he

means.”

Ms McKenzie has lived in the

Christchurch Central electorate

for 62 years – now at Diana Isaac

Retirement Village in Mairehau.

Her electorate has been brewing

as the most hotly-contested

in the city with Ms Wagner

coming up against former lawyer

Duncan Webb.

Ms Wagner has held the seat

since 2011 after winning it off

Labour for the first time in the

electorate’s history.

She beat incumbent Brendon

Burns by a 47-vote majority. In

2014, Ms Wagner expanded her

majority to 2420 against Labour’s

Tony Milne.

Ms McKenzie said this was one

of the most exciting elections she

could remember, and Labour

leader Jacinda Ardern had “fired

people up”.

“I think people are thinking

more because this lass that’s

come into it, is full of vitality, and

I think the young will enjoy her

very much,” she said.

“I think she’s doing a very good

job but I’ll still go along with

National.”

Mairehau’s Michael Welham

is also voting National – as he

always has.

DECIDED:

Mairehau’s

Michael

Welham said

he would

be voting

for National

because

he liked its

policies.

PHOTO:

GEOFF

SLOAN

Dorothea McKenzie Geoff Druery Anne McMurtrie

He hadn’t paid too much

attention to the battle for

Christchurch Central, between

Ms Wagner and Dr Webb.

He would vote for Ms Wagner

because she was National and he

liked its policies, and the way it

had kept the economy afloat.

That’s not to say he wasn’t impressed

with Ms Ardern.

“She’s got a personality that

is natural. But you have to look

behind her, and I don’t see the

strength there. She can’t do it all

on her own, that’s what would

worry me.”

Edgeware’s Rush Jopson

said traditionally he had voted

Labour, and he did not see that

changing this election.

“I know Duncan Webb and

about what he wants to do and

what he’s doing.”

He liked Labour’s policies such

as axing secondary tax, and some

of its environmental policies.

Nicky

Wagner

Duncan

Webb

“I’m not far left enough to vote

Green, but I think Labour tackles

some of the environmental issues

we need to look at.”

Ms Ardern had added “energy

and excitement.”

“It feels like maybe some people

who wouldn’t normally take

as much interest are getting a bit

fired up, which I think is good.”

Merivale’s Geoff Druery said

the election had been turned into

a personality issue with the rise

of Ms Ardern, rather than being

based on policies.

He said Ms Ardern had done a

good job, but Mr English had too.

“He doesn’t have the charisma

like John Key, but I still think he’s

doing a good job.”

Mr Druery said he had always

voted National, and didn’t plan

on changing that.

It would be too close to pick

who would take the Christchurch

Central seat, he said.

Overall, he thought National

would get into Government by a

“very small margin”.

“I just think they’ve done a

very good job. The rest of the

world was in crisis [global financial

crisis 2007-08]. We weren’t,

so why not keep them on,” he

said.

“I just want the country to

have the best Government it can

have to meet the needs that are in

the country, be they wealthy or

poor.”

Former lawyer Anne McMurtrie

lives in the Ilam electorate,

and in spite of having her office

next door to Ilam MP Gerry

Brownlee for more than 20 years,

she is a Labour voter.

She said Christchurch in general

was a bit special in the sense

it had very specific issues.

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Voting on the issues

•From page 13

“We’ve been told we are

resilient, and I think we are

a bit sick of it.

“It’s important we deal

with mental health in our

community and the struggling

health board.”

Bryndwyr residents Nick

Vandenbosch and Cassie

Welsh were walking home

from casting an early vote

– their party vote to the

Greens, and electorate vote

to Labour.

Ms Welsh said independent

candidate Raf

Manji and National’s Gerry

Brownlee both seemed to

focus more on the Fendalton

side of the electorate.

“I’ve been pretty impressed

with the Labour

candidate, Anthony Rimell.

I’m involved in the community

garden, and he’s

come down there several

times. But I don’t think

he’ll beat Gerry – I think

Raf and Rimell will split

the vote.”

Mr Vandenbosch, a

plasterer, said housing was

a big issue for the couple,

especially the handling of

state houses in their area.

Retired Fendalton

resident Ian Long said he

had voted for Mr Manji,

because his policies were so

“Christchurch-centric.”

The city plan seems to

have stagnated, especially

projects like the Convention

Centre. Education, the

environment and health

are the big issues for me,

and National doesn’t seem

to have done much for

health,” he said.

In Christchurch East,

New Brighton flatmates

Taylor Morgan-Croucher

and Penny Fuller, both

health beneficiaries,

stopped to chat while waiting

for the bus.

They saw plenty of problems

in the community.

“On our side of town

there are so many potholes

in the footpaths, it’s awful.

And there needs to be more

lighting, because right now

it’s dangerous, there are so

many places you could get

attacked,” Ms Fuller said.

She planned to party vote

NZ First, but give her electorate

vote to Labour’s Poto

Williams. Ms Morgan-

Croucher said she usually

voted Greens, but planned

to vote Labour this year because

they had committed

to funding mental health.

“For me, healthcare is

most important. It’s no

wonder there’s a lot of

depression and problems

when there is not enough

funding for mental health

services.”

Fast food worker Larissa

Crimmins-Munro said

she would probably vote

Greens, but thought most

UNDECIDED: Beckenham photographer Emily

Nicholls said her biggest concern in the area was

street safety, but none of the Port Hills candidates

had impressed her.

Taylor Morgan-

Croucher

Penny Fuller

Cassie Welsh

Nick

John and Zeta Laurie Vandenbosch

parties had a mix of good worker Jane Siefkes said she

and bad policies.

knew both National and

She wasn’t impressed by Labour candidates fairly

any of the local candidates, well – Mr Korako lived a

and hadn’t seen much of street away from her, and

them.

she used to work for Ms

The crime rate in the area Dyson.

was her biggest concern, “She was a great boss,”

she said.

she said.

“Some people I know She usually voted Labour,

have been posting on and their policies this year

Facebook about stealing had reaffirmed her decision.

cars and flipping them, but “The important ones to

they’ve never been caught. me are housing, mental

One of my mates reported health and employment

it to police, but they haven’t relations,” she said.

done anything,” she said. Retired Somerfield

“National has kind of residents John and Zeta

screwed us over, because Laurie moved to the area

there are a lot of issues six months ago, and everything

they noticed in the

they’re not confronting.”

In the Port Hills electorate,

Beckenham photog-

– they loved the library

electorate had been positive

rapher Emily Nicholls was and service centre, and had

out for a walk to the library. seen people out cleaning up

She was still undecided, the rivers.

but none of the local candidates

had impressed her cies, they had a lot of con-

But around wider poli-

much.

cerns, Mrs Laurie said.

She hadn’t met Labour’s “There are very serious

Ruth Dyson, but said issues out there that are not

National candidate Nuk being addressed – poverty,

Korako had knocked on housing, education, mental

her door.

health and attitudes to

Boy racers were a problem

in the area.

Mr Laurie said he was

children,” she said.

The biggest issue in the also unimpressed with

area for me is street safety. “trickle-down economy”

I walk my dog at night, policies.

and we need better street “In 85 years, it’s never

lighting.”

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Christchurch political heavyweights Garry Moore, Tracey McLellan,

Sam MacDonald, Roger Bridge, Nicky Wagner and Megan Woods give

their opinions on the election and the way forward for New Zealand

(pages 16,17,19,20, 24). On page 23 Mayor Lianne Dalziel chimes in with her view

Let us start dreaming again

Garry Moore

is a former

Christchurch

mayor and

Labour Party

life member

IT’S TIME for a change.

Remember our individual

struggles getting EQC to treat us

seriously? At one stage, I reckoned

that if EQC came back to

our place often enough we would

end up owing them money.

The faults they found in our

place labelled “pre-existing” was

unbelievable. We stood there

defenceless, feeling like a criminal

trying to rip them off. We

succeeded against EQC when we

hired an expensive professional

adviser who proved what we had

been saying all along was true.

We all have tales of friends, or

neighbours, who have suffered

dreadfully at the hands of EQC,

and insurance companies. Some

died before they were reimbursed.

That’s not fair. That’s not

a decent society.

That’s why I want a Royal

Commission into EQC. I don’t

want to see my friends and relatives

in Wellington repeating our

experience when it’s their turn

for a quake.

We have the most convoluted

planning structures here. They

were imposed on us.

Now we need to say how we

want to run things ourselves,

with our own structures, accountable

to Christchurch, not to

Wellington. Of implementing the

ideas of all ages and all cultures;

of having fun as we plan again.

Remember ‘Share an Idea’? Let’s

do that again with all the big

challenges.

Let’s get all of our suburbs fully

restored and future-proofed. Like

using the red zone to plan for our

gradual retreat from the coast

over the next 80 years, assisting

our successors when they face

the inevitable results of global

warming.

Imagine Christchurch as an international

beacon for the world

in 21 st -century planning.

Let us start dreaming again.

Remember when we were

called the People’s Republic of

Christchurch and we loved it?

We saw ourselves as different.

We had pride in our city and we

accepted we did things our way.

Let’s do it again.

Let’s dream of cleaning up our

rivers. Of constructing small,

affordable, homes throughout

our city. Of enhancing our parks

and expanding our libraries. Of

planning, jointly with Ngai Tahu,

carefully all the major issues

in front of us. Together. Not in

secret.

Of growing the number of

small businesses and having our

own immigration policy and

encouraging thousands of young

families from around the globe

to move here to use our seaport,

our airport and our dataport, all

of which we own as a community,

to trade with the world. To

be a city rich in diversity.

Imagine a city where our

kids thrive because they are

well-housed, well-fed and welleducated.

Attracting families to

Christchurch because it isn’t just

hi-tech; but because of its fundamental

commitment to people.

That’s why I’m voting Labour

this election.

Labour’s key election

Here’s a snapshot of

Labour’s key policies:

Water

The introduction of a royalty

on freshwater of about 2c per

1000-litres for commercial users.

The revenue would be spent on

cleaning up waterways. It will

set stricter national standards on

freshwater quality, and within

five years would exclude all intensively

farmed livestock from

waterways.

Immigration

Cut net immigration numbers

by abut 20-30,000 annually,

including partly reducing the

number of international

students studying low-level

courses. A stricter labour market

test would also be introduced

so Kiwis are hired before those

from overseas.

Affordable Housing

Aims to build 100,000 homes

costing between $300,000-

$600,000 in 10 years – half in

Auckland. Foreigners living

abroad would be banned from

buying existing homes.

Health

It will cut GP fees by $10 a

visit, as well as $8 GP visits

for community services card

holders. Increase resources for

frontline health workers making

it easier for those with mental

health issues to get help. In the

first 100 days, Labour says it will

initiate a review of mental health

and addiction services.

Education

Offer three years of free

post-school education in either

tertiary education, training or

apprenticeships, available from

2025. Schools that stopped asking

for “voluntary” donations

would be paid $150 per pupil.

The charter or partnership

school model and National

Standards would be abolished

and NCEA would be reviewed,

while school operations funding

would be increased.

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ELECTION COUNTDOWN

policies

Crime

Over three years, increase the

number of police officers by 1000.

Tax

Reverse National’s proposed

tax cuts, eliminate secondary

tax, and tax the sale of properties

other than the family home.

Clamp down on tax loopholes

letting property speculators

offset losses from their rentals

against other income to avoid

paying tax, to help first home

buyers. It will set up a tax

working group to look at a capital

gains tax, which if recommended,

would not be implemented until

after 2020.

Key promises for

Christchurch:

Transport

Labour says it will commit

an extra $100 million from the

National Land Transport Fund

to greater Christchurch multimodal

public transport, including

commuter rail from Rolleston to

the central city.

Health

Eighty health professionals

would provide mental

health services in primary

and intermediate schools in

Christchurch and earthquakeaffected

parts of Canterbury

for an initial three years. It

would also run a two-year pilot

programme in eight areas,

including in Christchurch, so

more people can access help.

Rebuild

Labour says it would put

$300 million into Christchurch,

where it wants the money to be

invested. In partnership with the

city council, the fund would be

spent on future projects, subject

to compelling business cases

showing returns to the city. It

is also promising to restore full

democracy to Environment

Canterbury, hold a Royal

Commission of Inquiry into

EQC, establish an arbitration

tribunal to fast track insurance

issues resolutions, and speed

up the schools rebuild

programme.

Mood for a change

Tracey

McLellan is a

Christchurchbased

Labour

Party council

member

WHY DO we

need a Labour-led Government?

New Zealand is a fantastic

country and we need a Labourled

Government to make the

most of it: New ideas, positive

leadership, and a genuine

commitment to addressing

the growing problems we face.

National have had nine years in

Government and they are clearly

out of steam.

I’m scared of dogs. I only

mention this because you come

across plenty of them when

door-knocking. Most people

reassure you it’s okay because

their dog is friendly, which isn’t

always obvious.

Nevertheless, I door knock

because it’s the best way to find

out what’s important to people

and gauge the mood – and there

is a mood for change.

This weekend I spoke with

a woman who was genuinely

excited she voted Labour. She

had before but not recently. She

said housing was the reason and

she was hopeful and excited that

Jacinda was going to be the next

Prime Minister. Mental health

is the most frequently raised

concern, and people have been

extremely generous sharing

their stories.

Mental health will be a

priority of the next Labour

Government. We’ll review

mental health services and plan

to better look after those who

need help, and to support our

amazing health workers to do

their valuable work.

People really love to talk

about water. It’s absolutely

imperative that we restore

our rivers and lakes to a truly

swimmable state within a

generation and Labour’s water

royalty gives regional councils

the resources to clean up

waterways.

Here in Christchurch, we

know only too well what a

lack of action feels and looks

like. Labour is committed to

speeding up the rebuild and

healing the hurt across mental

health, education and insurance

worries.

We’ll fund extra mental health

professionals across primary

and intermediate schools;

accelerate the schools rebuild

programme, and establish an

arbitration tribunal to finally

fast track insurance resolutions.

We have to reach a workable

settlement with city council to

provide more certainty around

the anchor projects.

The $300 million on the table

for projects that benefit the city’s

future is a great idea and means

we get to decide locally what

that looks like. Importantly,

Labour is committed to

restoring full democracy to

Environment Canterbury.

Growing up, I remember Mr

Wright, our principal who had a

fondness for telling stories about

New Zealand. I felt proud and

very lucky. It was not wasted

on me that the heroic changes

and best ideas were credited to

Labour governments.

It seemed then, and I know

it’s true now, that Labour is

about getting things done. I’m

convinced that we can’t afford to

stick with the status quo – and

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Thursday September 21 2017 19

ELECTION COUNTDOWN

Strong economy no accident

Roger

Bridge is

the regional

chair of the

National

Party for

Canterbury

Westland

EVERY WORKING New

Zealander will be at least $1350

on average better off thanks to

National’s tax cuts that come in

to effect early next year.

Labour voted against these.

National has lifted annual

wages by $13,000 since taking

office.

Labour are saying to New Zealanders

they know better than

you how to spend your money.

Why shouldn’t hard-working

Kiwis benefit from growing surpluses

thanks to good economic

management.

This is one reason National

deserves to be returned this

Saturday.

Billions has been spent by

a National Government in

the rebuild of Christchurch.

This has been done without a

regional petrol tax like the one

other Kiwis are going to have

to pay. National is committed

to Christchurch and deserves

a further term to grow one of

the strongest economies in the

Western world. Christchurch

will become one of the newest

and most exciting places to live

as the rebuild continues.

Labour is committed to a

water tax, tourist tax, regional

petrol tax and higher income

taxes. Their answer is to tax and

spend. Labour and the Greens

are committed to a capital gains

tax.

A strong economy did not

happen by accident. It came

through good management,

sensible well thought out policies

delivering for all New Zealanders.

Labour voted against

three new housing areas in

Auckland plus the sale of not

fit for purpose state housing,

preventing this money going

in to new social housing which

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Kiwis have come home to

work, bringing up their families

and to be closer to their relatives

and friends. This has caused

problems but it is better than

the mass exodus we saw under

Labour.

National deserves a further

term to continue to deliver accountable

education, accessible

health services and affordable

housing. We are on track to

decrease debt by $4 billion over

the next four years. Labour will

increase debt. This will lift interest

rates.

We have one of the lowest

rates of unemployment in the

world. Let National deliver a

continuing higher standard of

living and better services for all

New Zealanders.

National’s key

election policies

Here’s a snapshot of

National’s key policies:

Water

Set goal to have 90 per cent of

New Zealand’s major lakes and

rivers swimmable by 2040, and

put requirements on councils to

improve them.

Immigration

Put a three-year stay restriction

on lower-skilled immigrant

workers earning less than

$42,000 per year. Increase superannuation

requirements from 10

years residency to 20 years. Temporarily

close the parent category

to new applicants, and toughen

rules for partners and children of

lower-skilled workers. Increase

the refugee quota from 750 to

1000 in 2018.

Affordable Housing

Build another 100,000 homes

over the next three years. Also

build 34,000 homes in Auckland

over 10 years. A $1 billion Housing

Infrastructure Fund for

councils to help them build subdivision

infrastructure. Increase

Government HomeStart Grants

for first home buyers by $10,000.

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National plans

to increase

police numbers

by 880 over

four years if

re-elected.

National’s policies

•From page 19

Health

Plans to invest an extra $1.76

billion in health over four years.

It would cap the cost of a GP

visit at $18 for 600,000 people on

low incomes. Over four years,

it would put $59.2 million into

double-crewing ambulances. It

would increase the number of

elective surgeries from 178,000

to 200,000 per year by 2022.

Education

Replace the school decile

system with one based on the

number of “at risk” children

enrolled. Allow “community

of online learning” providers,

where children could enrol

instead of attending school.

Crime

Increase police numbers by

880 over four years, plus an extra

245 non-sworn staff, at a cost

of $503 million. Run boot camps

for youth offenders. Allow

police to fine parents if children

under the age of 14 are on the

streets between midnight and

5am. Introduce a $30 million

contestable fund for community

programmes aiming to reduce

offending.

Tax

Tax cuts of up to $20 per

week for anyone earning more

than $14,000. Change income

tax thresholds from $14,000 to

$22,000, and from $48,000 to

$52,000.

Transport

Take over the $955 million

Mill Rd project from the Auckland

Council, and speed up

other Auckland road projects.

Pledge an extra $267 million for

commuter rail systems in Auckland

and Wellington.

Key promises for

Christchurch:

Rebuild

National would put an extra

$120m toward a multi-use stadium,

bringing the Government

contribution to $179m.

‘Stability’ key to success

Sam

MacDonald,

National Party

member

and deputy

chairman of

the Fendalton

Waimairi Community Board

OVER THE last six weeks, this

election has focused in on the

two main candidates who, I’m

sure we can all agree, want the

best for our country.

As someone who has been

newly-elected to local government

here in Christchurch, I have

the upmost respect for anyone

who sticks their hand up and

puts their beliefs out there for

others to vote on. It takes real

courage.

It’s the beliefs of both Bill

English and Jacinda Ardern that

are currently out there for us the

public to assess and then vote

on (I accept there a few smaller

parties too).

In my view, this election, more

than any other in recent time

presents a clear choice. Do we

want to risk it all? Or continue to

capitalise on years of hard work?

This hard work I speak of isn’t

just the Government’s, it’s that of

you, me and our neighbours.

As a city, we continue to grow

as we modernise post-rebuild,

where hard work, commitment

and substantial investment

have seen our city prosper in

contrast to those initial forecasts.

Our city was never going to be

rebuilt overnight, but daily we

can see the ongoing progress of

well thought out planning and

partnership.

So why would a National-led

Government continue to benefit

Christchurch? Without analysing

every policy in this word limited

opinion piece, broadly, I’ve got

three reasons:

Leadership: English and his

experienced team are delivering

on their commitment to

Christchurch. They’ve worked

with the private sector, local

government and fronted up with

the cash our city needed ($17 billion

so far). Leadership is about

getting things done. An example

we’ve seen lately is with Nicky

Wagner and the Christ Church

Cathedral.

Certainty: They have well

thought out, detailed and costed

policy. With continued stability,

we will see more investment

in our city, not only by the

Government, but by the private

sector too. The opposition has

continued to flip-flop on the key

policy areas, which won’t give

confidence to those wanting to

invest in our city.

Fairness: Canterbury’s economy

will continue to prosper with

a Government which supports

lower taxes and less compliance

costs for small businesses. A

National-led Government will

continue to back hard-working

Kiwis by letting us keep more of

our own money as Government

surpluses grow.

Change for the sake of change

won’t get us anywhere. On Saturday

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certainty and fairness. I will

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Thursday September 21 2017 23

ELECTION COUNTDOWN

‘Every vote counts’ – mayor

Mayor and

former Labour

MP Lianne

Dalziel

THIS Saturday

is election day. I

cannot pick the

result or what combination will

make up the Government. With

the polls showing a range of

possible outcomes, one thing is

sure, every vote counts.

It is good that the parties

all have Christchurch on their

radar. It means that we have the

basis for working with whatever

parties form the Government.

So what should Christchurch

expect of an incoming

Government?

The first thing we will do is

provide a Briefing to Incoming

Ministers. This is standard

practice in the public service.

A BIM sets out advice on the

programme of work being

undertaken by the ministry or

department and an assessment

of actions that would need to

be taken to incorporate the

incoming Government’s election

priorities.

In this instance, I would want

to set out the top three priorities

so that they are clearly factored

into the Government’s priorities.

The first priority is not

‘politically sexy’, but is vital to

getting the city back on its feet.

Broken pipes and roads were

covered by the Cost Sharing

Agreement on horizontal

infrastructure and the repairs

were delivered by SCIRT. But

what wasn’t covered was the

considerable earthquake-related

damage to land, which affected

drainage and impacted on the

capacity of our waterways to

cope with storm events.

We can establish what was

earthquake-related and develop

a simple mechanism for sharing

the costs, enabling us to develop

a much more aggressive work

programme with Government

support. People who live in the

Flockton area can see the benefits

of the work we have done, but

there are many more areas to

attend to, especially along the

Heathcote River.

The second is the central

city. We need to get things

moving. It’s not just the major

anchor projects (Convention

Centre, metro sports facility, the

Canterbury multi-use arena)

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that need to be completed; it’s

the Performing Arts Precinct

and the other elements that

make up a thriving, active city.

The case for the Government’s

contribution in the central city

relies on it becoming a regional

asset.

And finally, we all know

that what’s been known as the

residential red zone will become

one of the city’s finest assets. The

pathway from the city to the sea,

with New Brighton reinventing

itself as a major destination with

the support of Development

Christchurch, will enable

significant opportunities to open

up, the benefits of which will flow

from generation to generation.

This is not a wish list. Investing

in Christchurch is good for the

region and good for the nation.

This time we need to sit down

and negotiate as equal partners

regardless of who is elected, and

the communities, groups and

businesses that make up our city

and region can have a real say

about our future.

Follow election

the

www.star.kiwi

Too close to call

By Audrey Young, political

editor, NZ Herald

THIS TIME a year ago, the

last thing anyone would have

predicted was a general election

featuring Jacinda Ardern v Bill

English.

Politics in New Zealand was

being eclipsed by riveting events

in other parts of the world.

The British vote to leave the

European Union had occurred,

and the dramatic United States

presidential election campaign

was under way.

Polls came in for some

criticism after both of those

votes, but in fact a relatively

small number of voters in both

contests could have affected

the final outcome. In Britain,

if 635,000 people out of 33.5

million who cast their vote

had voted differently, the result

would have been different.

In the US, Hillary Clinton

received almost three million

more votes than Donald Trump

and if she had secured the votes

of 38,875, Trump voters in three

states – Michigan, Wisconsin

and Pennsylvania – the result

would have been different.

In New Zealand, voting

under MMP is proportional.

The number of votes a party

gets in the party vote is directly

reflected in the number of seats

it gets in Parliament, so long as

they get at least one electorate or

win five per cent of the vote.

The party vote is the most

important in determining

which party or parties will

run the country. In spite of the

direct proportionality, at the last

election in New Zealand, almost

one million people who were

eligible to vote didn’t. Some

didn’t enrol at all and almost

700,000 of them were enrolled

but didn’t vote.

This election may change

that. Polls have already had a

major impact in this election

by precipitating the resignation

of Little and propelling Ardern

on to the national stage and her

party up the polls.

This election feels tighter than

others because the two largest

parties are polling more closely

than they have for some years.

Instead of us watching the

world, the world is watching us.

Expect night-time traffic delays at the Lyttelton Tunnel

If you are driving at night through the Lyttelton Tunnel,

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• A three-monthly calendar for all planned night-time single lane closures

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• Lane closure details will be displayed on electronic message boards at the

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• Closures are planned to the best of the project team’s ability, but may be

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ELECTION COUNTDOWN

Looking for another ‘historic’ National win

Nicky Wagner,

National MP

and Minister

supporting

Greater

Christchurch

Regeneration

FORTY-TWO years ago I voted

in a general election for the first

time.

November 29, 1975, was a

historic election – National’s

Robert Muldoon delivered a

landslide victory and went on

to serve three terms as prime

minister.

It was historic for another

reason too – it was the first time

18 and 19-year-olds were able to

vote. Just over 82 per of all eligible

voters had their say on the

future direction of New Zealand

that day. Fast-forward to 2014,

and just shy of 77 per cent of

eligible voters actually cast their

ballot. On Saturday, I’m hoping

for a much better turnout here

in Christchurch Central and all

over the country.

It’s been great to see so many

people – of all ages – taking an

active interest in the election.

After all, politicians aren’t the

only people passionate about

our country and our future.

This is your chance to decide the

make-up of Parliament and who

represents you for the next three

years. No matter who you are,

where you’re from, or what you

do, your vote counts.

This election might also be a

historic one. National is running

for a fourth term in office to

ensure Christchurch and New

Zealand stay on the right path –

one of economic prosperity and

opportunity for all.

We have a proven track record

of delivering for New Zealanders

and a clear plan to continue

doing just that. We’ll further lift

family incomes, deliver more

jobs and build world-class infrastructure

to support growth.

National also has a clear plan

for Christchurch. We know the

challenges but we also know the

opportunities, and we have the

vision to make it happen – to

make Christchurch the best

LEADER: When Nicky Wagner

voted for the first time,

National’s Robert Muldoon

delivered a landslide victory

and went on to serve three

terms as prime minister.

possible place to live, work and

play.

We’ve spent more than $14

billion on the rebuild so far

and we’re putting more money

into exciting projects like the

Convention Centre, a multi-use

arena and Christ Church Cathedral.

A lot has changed in 42 years

– what hasn’t is that we still

need you to get out and vote on

Saturday. I’m proud to be part of

the National Government and I

look forward to being a strong

advocate for Christchurch in the

years to come.

Time for a change in Government

Megan Woods,

Labour MP and

Canterbury

spokeswoman

THIS Saturday,

there is a clear

choice for New

Zealanders about what direction

we want to take our country in.

Do we want to stick with the

status quo – a mismanaged

housing crisis, dirty rivers and

an ailing health system – or do

we want to take our country

SUPPORT: Megan Woods

says if elected Labour will

make sure the health system

is funded properly and deal

with mental health issues in

the city.

forward, address these issues and

make New Zealand a better place

for everyone to live? I’ve heard

from so many people over the

course of this campaign about

how they know we can do better.

National is tired and, simply

put, they’re out of ideas. They

have overseen nine years of

cuts to crucial public services

and an increase in our emissions.

They’ve sat back while the

number of children in poverty

has continued to rise. They have

failed to address the most basic

political issues that ensure that

all New Zealanders have somewhere

to live, somewhere to work

and something to hope for.

Labour is ready to do this.

We are going to fix the housing

crisis, clean up our rivers and

start working to combat climate

change. We’re going to make sure

that the health system is funded

properly, particularly here in

Canterbury so that we can address

the mental health issues in

our city. This election is a choice

between three years of action, or

another three years of drifting. I

know that with Jacinda Ardern

as prime minister, our country

will make huge progress on issues

that matter.

But you don’t have to wait until

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BRICS set to make

big difference

The ninth summit of the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China

and South Africa (BRICS) held in southeastern Chinese city

of Xiamen early this month highlighted the strong conviction

and consensus of the group’s five member countries to make

a difference in the world in the next decade. It concluded

with a blueprint mapped out to chart the course of the

emerging market group to achieve common development

and play a bigger role in international affairs while opposing

protectionism.

The momentous event has officially ushered in a second decade

of the grouping, which accounts for about 42 percent of the

world’s population and contributed more than half of global

economic growth in the past decade. The five-member bloc has

focused on promoting cooperation in such areas as trade and

investment, currency and finance, connectivity, sustainable

development, innovation and industrial cooperation.

Considerable progress has been achieved through practical

and mutually beneficial cooperation among BRICS countries

over the past decade. Their combined economic share in the

world’s total has almost doubled to 23 percent.

to the Xiamen summit, China hosted the leaders of APEC,

the G20, and countries participating in the Belt and Road

Initiative.

President Xi told the press after the summit that BRICS

leaders agreed to deepen political and security cooperation

and enhance mutual strategic trust. Playing a bigger role in

security was part of the four-point proposal China raised at

the BRICS Business Forum. The proposal had clear input from

the governance wisdom and will help BRICS gain strength.

OPEN ECONOMY

After assuming the rotating presidency this year, China,

together with the other four members of Brazil, Russia, India

and South Africa, has formulated a series of platforms within

the BRICS mechanism to deliver tangible achievements. The

BRICS mechanism is based on results-oriented cooperation,

and significant progress has been made in this regard.

While the bloc is dedicated to strengthening South-South

cooperation, it is not intended to “move the cheese of anyone,”

as Chinese President Xi Jinping said at a three-day summit

in China’s coastal city of Xiamen, but to “make the pie of the

global economy bigger.” Actions speak louder than words. Xi

announced at the summit that China will offer 500 million

yuan (about 76 million U.S. dollars) to facilitate practical

cooperation in economy and trade, and another 4 million

dollars for projects of the BRICS New Development Bank,

a Shanghai-headquartered body set up in 2015 as the bloc’s

major contribution to the world financial system.

overseas. In India, Alibaba’s subsidiary partnered with local

mobile payment company Paytm and boosted its number of

users from 30 million to 200 million. Chinese companies are

willing to share their experience as they explore the overseas

market.

BRICS PLUS

Openness delivers progress. China as host of the summit

has injected new vitality into the mechanism by putting

forward the “BRICS Plus” approach, inviting leaders of five

other developing countries from across the globe to hold

dialogues with BRICS leaders during the event. The move will

expand the BRICS circle of friends. With broad partnerships,

the group can evolve into a more influential platform for

South-South cooperation, to contribute significantly to

implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,

including eliminating poverty.

Leaders of Mexico, Egypt, Tajikistan, Guinea and Thailand

were invited by China to sit at a roundtable with BRICS

leaders. Though outreach programs have existed in past

BRICS summits since 2013, it was the first time the program

had such an extensive representation - from almost every

region of the world.

It is the first time that Chinese President Xi Jinping has chaired

the BRICS summit, sharing his vision on the group’s past and

future and calling for greater efforts to “comprehensively

deepen BRICS partnership.” The summit has shown the

will and means of BRICS countries to seek more pragmatic

cooperation, play a more active part in global governance and

increase the voice and representation of emerging market and

developing countries -- the main engine of world economic

growth.

RESPONSIBLE BLOC

Initially formed on economic prowess, the group has

increasingly found a common voice on thorny geopolitical

issues. In Xiamen, BRICS leaders were quick to respond to

the latest nuclear test in the Democratic People’s Republic

of Korea, which detonated a hydrogen bomb the day the

summit opened. In their joint declaration, BRICS leaders

expressed “deep concern” over the ongoing tension and

prolonged nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, saying that

it should only be settled through peaceful means and direct

dialogue. The declaration also touched upon issues in Syria,

Yemen, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One day earlier,

Xi called on BRICS countries to shoulder their responsibilities

in upholding world peace. He called on BRICS countries to

take a constructive part in the process of resolving geopolitical

hotspot issues and make our due contributions.

China has emerged as a responsible power on world stage.

China has increased its responsibility in global governance

from climate change to peace-keeping. In the years leading up

Currently, the global economy is undergoing adjustments

with a rising trend of de-globalisation and protectionism. A

more just and equitable international order remains beyond

reach, despite some progress. With the economic slowdown,

most BRICS countries face urgent structural reforms. At this

crucial stage, the challenges and opportunities underline the

significance of the Xiamen summit to provide solutions, and

outline the direction and priorities for the group’s new era.

Economic cooperation remains at the foundation of BRICS,

and President Xi has been calling for openness and larger

representation of the developing countries in global economic

governance since his first BRICS summit appearance

in 2013. China repeated its support for an open global

economy, multilateral trade and fight against protectionism

during this summit. “Emerging market will be hurt most by

protectionism,” President Xi said. “Openness, inclusiveness,

and win-win cooperation are the only viable option.”

Seizing the opportunities of the digital revolution, BRICS can

achieve impressive growth and overtake developed countries.

The new technological revolution has brought developing

countries precious chances to play catch-up. Losing it, the

developing countries will see the divide between them and the

developed world grow wider.

Opening the BRICS Business Forum, President Xi encouraged

BRICS countries to pursue innovation-driven development

created by smart manufacturing, the digital economy and

sharing economy. The

digital economy, with a

market scale worth 22.6

trillion yuan, has risen

to take up 30 percent of

GDP in China. Meanwhile,

leading Chinese tech

companies are expanding

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President Xi said BRICS cooperation was more than about

just five countries, but carried the expectation of the entire

international community. He had earlier used an idiom to

sum up the mindset behind such partnerships: “One should

help others as he establishes himself and bear the well-being

of the world in mind.” BRICS leaders supported the “BRICS

Plus” approach proposed by China to strengthen South-

South cooperation. People all over the world are beginning

to realise the sheer potential of BRICS for cooperation among

developing countries. BRICS is really going to shock people in

terms of what is able to achieve. Xi called out to his colleagues,

“Let us set sail from Xiamen and join hands to usher in the

second ‘golden decade’ of BRICS cooperation.”

At the summit, BRICS leaders are constantly reminded of the

sea. The logo is a sail in five colors. The conference building, a

nearby hotel and the city’s airport terminal are all in the shape

of a ship. The BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China

and South Africa are like five boats on a fishing trip. Each has

its own cause, but they sail in one direction with a common

aim. At this crucial juncture lessons need to be drawn, and

the “captains” need to set the direction for the journey ahead.

As a stakeholder in shaping world order and safeguarding

peace, the BRICS should further strengthen communication

and coordination on major global and regional issues, and

promote democracy in international relations so as to serve

as a stabiliser for the world. Rather than losing its luster as

claimed by short-sighted, misleading observers, BRICS can

make a big difference to deliver benefits to people of the five

countries and beyond.


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News

Bowel disease linked to lack of sun

The Star is running a series

on the work of University of

Otago researchers based at

Christchurch Hospital, ahead

of a public showcase next

month. This week we look

at why Canterbury kids have

usually high rates of bowel

disease – which could all

come down to sunlight

RATES OF debilitating

inflammatory bowel diseases

such as Crohn’s disease among

South Island children are up to

three times higher than their

North Island counterparts, the

first New Zealand prevalence

study has found.

The University of Otago

Christchurch study was recently

published in the IBD Journal,

and provides the first snapshot of

cases around the county.

The data, collected in 2015,

showed between 40 and 60 children

per 100,000 had a diagnosis

of an IBD in the South Island.

In the North Island, the rate was

between 10 and 20 children per

100,000. The study surveyed children

from all health board areas.

In Canterbury, 40 children in

every 100,000 had a diagnosis of

IBD.

Researcher and paediatrician

Professor Andrew Day said the

HIGH FIVE:

University

of Otago

Christchurch

paediatrician

professor

Andrew Day

is working on

research to

help young

inflammatory

bowel disease

patients.

difference between the islands

was not fully understood, but

could be due to variations in sunlight,

and its impact on vitamin

D levels.

It warrants further investigation,

he said.

There is a growing incidence

of IBD in children worldwide but

little information about rates in

New Zealand children. Our study

found quite a striking difference

between the North and South

Islands. One theory we have for

the difference is that South Island

children could have lower levels

of vitamin D. This has implications

for their immune system as

vitamin D is involved in the production

of a molecule that plays a

key defensive role in the gut.’’

Professor Day said the ‘vitamin

D theory’ was supported by

European research showing

colder places such as Scandinavia

had higher rates of the diseases

than warmer countries on the

continent.

The reason for an increasing

number of children being diagnosed

with IBD was a subject

of intense debate and scrutiny

internationally, he said.

One theory was that children’s

diet consists of far more processed

than whole foods nowadays.

Another was that children

did not play outdoors as much

and get exposure and immunity

to germs, he said.

An IBD diagnosis was often a

very big deal for a child and their

family to deal with.

“It’s a lifelong condition with

no cure. For those with more

severe forms of the disease, there

are often hospital stays to administer

medication or for surgery.

Some children need to have

regular injections or infusions of

medication,’’ he said.

Steroids used to be a common

treatment for the condition but

doctors were wary of prescribing

them now because of better

alternatives and steroids potential

to affect growth, among other

side-effects, he said.

“At diagnosis now we are commonly

recommending a special

liquid-only diet for a period of

time, and later daily ongoing

medication to maintain control

of the condition.”

Professor Day said his team

hoped to follow the prevalence

study with one that measured

vitamin D levels in IBD sufferers,

as well as their location in New

Zealand.

•Find out more about

research on the gut at

the University of Otago,

Christchurch’s Showcase

on October 1, from 1–5pm.

There will be a giant

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effect of diseases on the gut.

The Showcase will include

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Gardening

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Bee on guard

Rebecca Lees says you don’t have to be a beekeeper to witness the

wonders of guard bees.

SIT AND watch a hive from close

by, and you’ll witness behaviours

you may have never seen.

The entrance to a bee colony

is a hive of activity. There’s a lot

going on, but you have to be quick

to see it. Bees work at a rapid

pace. The more you watch, the

more fascinating their behaviour

becomes.

In very cold weather you may

only glimpse a few heads poking

out. Make a little noise, and more

will appear. The curious little bees

we see at the entrance are doing an

important job. They’re guarding

the hive. Watching the ins and

outs of the place, and it’s up to

them who’s granted access.

Usually around two to three

weeks old, these young worker

bees take turns on patrol. At times

when nectar flow is high and

plenty of bees take to their air –

guarding decreases. During cooler

weather, when their population is

low and nectar not flowing freely,

the guards are out in force. They

have to be, their hive is at risk.

Any creature can enter a hive, as

long as it fits through the entrance.

Mice squeeze through with ease.

Wasps have no problem. Even

bumblebees, larger than life, will

fit. It’s the guard’s job to make sure

this doesn’t happen. But when it

does – and it will – they’ll defend

their family and, if need be, fight

to the death.

Guards will often stand with

their forelegs raised and antennae

forward. The bigger the entrance to

the hive, the more bees on guard.

They’re on high alert to carry out

regular inspections of incoming

bees. As a bee approaches a hive

it flies in a particular way. Bees

which belong to the hive they’re

visiting have a more direct and

consistent flying pattern. Foreign

bees approach the hive differently.

They’re checking things out.

Searching for the entrance.

Depending on the species,

they’ll hover more or dart this

way and that trying to find a way

in. This flying pattern alerts the

guards to take a closer look, and

inspect the intruder.

Each colony of bees has a

unique odour, made of a mix of

chemicals. Guards use this odour

as a recognition mechanism. If the

odour is foreign, as detected by the

guard bee’s antennae, the intruder

is chased away from the hive.

The intruder may make a quick

getaway and get off scot-free, but

there are those who are really

desperate to get in, and they’ll

keep trying. This is when a battle

takes place.

A guard will fight with the

intruder. If need be (and if the

fight works in the bee’s favour),

the intruder will be stung. That’s

when the real alarm bells ring. On

stinging the intruder the guard

bee releases alarm pheromones.

These pheromones are

another concoction of chemical

substances. They’re an important

communication mechanism on

which the colony depends for its

survival. As the pheromone is

released other worker bees pick

up on the alarm signal. It gets

their attention and changes their

behaviour. They come out of the

hive and join the battle.

This form of SOS often works

well. The more intruders stung,

the more alarm pheromones

released. And the bigger the army

of bees who fight.

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The Star

Stay ahead of what needs to be done

With spring upon

us, Rachel Vogan

says here’s what

you need to know

to stay ahead this

month

GARDENING IS therapy,

and now is the time to get

your green prescription

locked and loaded for the

growing season ahead.

The joys, rewards and

sense of self-satisfaction

provided by a dirty weekend

in the garden are numerous

– the wait is over, spring is

here.

Stretch your arms above

your head and get ready to

launch into action outdoors.

In the warmer regions,

where the soil is dry enough,

start planting out your

vegetable patches now, but if

you are in a cooler area and

the soil still squelches under

your boots, give it a few

more weeks.

Working and planting in

the soil when it is wet does

more harm that good, so

hold off.

DELICATE: Cover up young seedlings during cold

snaps.

Cold snaps

Just because it is spring, it doesn’t mean that Jack Frost

has moved on – in the wake of cold, wet periods, frosts

can lurk until November in some parts of the country.

Young seedlings can be protected from frost with small

cloches, plastic covers or by using frost cloth. If it feels

like a cold one, tuck your plants up for the night.

Vegetables

This month is all about preparation and

planting, so if your patch is still too wet,

get busy sowing the seeds of all your

tender crops like tomatoes, chillies,

eggplants, and cucumbers indoors. If

soil conditions are right, sow the first

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Lift and divide perennials this month,

especially the ones that have been

dormant under the ground for a few

months. Dividing plants is an easy way

to bulk up garden beds and fill any gaps.

Delphiniums, hostas, red hot pokers,

daylilies, lady’s mantle, heuchera and

dahlias can all be lifted and split up this

Roses, roses and more roses

As soon as the new growth starts to

appear, keep a close eye out for aphids and

greenfly, as these little sap-suckers will

spoil your blooms overnight by chewing

out the petals of the developing buds.

A rose spray programme helps prevent

Fruit trees

Have your planted out your new-season fruit

trees yet? The shops are still brimming with an

excellent selection of deciduous trees, berries

and currants, and many apples, peaches,

nectarines and apricots are now available on

dwarf rootstocks. This means the trees do not

grow as big as usual, but while the plant may

be petite, the fruit remains the same size. If

space is at a premium, grow your fruit trees in

larger grow bags or wine barrels, the portability

making them extra convenient should you need

to move them. If you don’t have any room, why

not offer to donate one to your local community

garden, where you can share the fruits of your

crops with other like-minded people.

Lawns

You will start to see a real flush of growth

this month, and as soon as this appears

you know it is time to weed and feed

your lawn. These combination sprays are

available everywhere, and the beauty of

them is that they kill the weeds whilst

fertilising the lawn. Don’t go overboard –

make sure to apply at the recommended

spinach and silver beet can all go in by the

punnet load. For potatoes, make sure you

get them sprouting as soon as possible

to ensure you have some to enjoy for the

Christmas holidays, and most of all, don’t

forget to feed your soil before you plant,

your crops will thank you for it. Slugs

and snails will be out in force, too, so arm

yourself with plenty of bait.

month, and maybe consider sharing

or trading some of your plants with

neighbours and other gardener friends.

This is a cheap and rather cheerful way

to add more plants to your garden, and

it’s amazing how often you think of that

friend when their plant comes into bloom

or appears each season.

major issues. New roses are aplenty

now in the shops. Fertilise existing

roses with rose fertiliser, which is

available everywhere from hardware

stores and supermarkets to garden

centres.

TASTY: Add a nectarine tree to

your garden.

date, and be mindful of the fact that

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Prepare new lawn areas for sowing now

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apply lawn fertiliser before sowing and

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Travel

Club Med – Bali’s lap of luxury

• By Mike Yardley

CLUB MED Bali sure knows how

to deliver a fuss-free, all-inclusive

vacation, a cross between the feelgood

fizziness of Disneyland and

the indulgence of a cruise ship.

The peppy staff, known as

“GOs” operate all of the resorts

activities, run the kids’ club, serve

at the restaurants and bars and

even perform in the nightly entertainment

extravaganzas.

Club Med recruits their GOs

from around the world and rotate

them throughout their resorts

every couple of years.

During my stay at Club Med

Bali, the GOs derived from 33

countries, including one Kiwi.

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greeting you by name and

intuitively knowing your drink

preference.

Since Club Med is all about

all-inclusive, your food and

beverages are already taken of,

including fruit juices, beer, wine,

spirits and cocktails. The only

additional charges I came across

were for premium beer brands

and champagne.

Not dissimilar to an ocean

cruise, the food just keeps on

flowing, with unbelievably expansive

buffet presentations, for

breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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features quintessential Balinese

food including nasi campur, a

signature French “dish of the day,”

Italian woodfired pizza and pastas,

Japanese sushi and kimchee

dishes, and a fabulous fresh salad

bar and fruit bar.

The lavish buffet affair takes

place at the magnificently furnished

Augung Restaurant, while

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Deck, an experiential must for

the gourmet seafood selections.

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services, tasty snacks and tapas

are always available at the Kintamani

Bar, a spectacular circular

poolside structure, strobing like a

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around the bar, sizzling away with

grilled food on skewers. It’s those

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Travel

Gated paradise has much to offer

•From page 37

With 393 rooms colourfully

designed in traditional Balinese

style, across five buildings, accommodation

spans three categories

– club, deluxe and suites,

fresh from a major makeover. Balinese

motifs of gold, wood, stone

and soft red paintwork celebrate

the sense of place.

Suites boast acres of space with

a separate living area and supersized

bathtubs. All accommodations

feature a lounge area and

furnished terrace or balcony with

day bed. The air-con is great if

the weather gets steamy, you’ve

got free wifi, a complimentary

mini-bar, cable TV and a beautifully

appointed bathroom with

rain shower.

Like Nusa Dua itself, Club Med

is a sprawling and manicured

place, far removed from the

hustle and chaos of Bali’s choked

streets.

The lawns and gardens are

impeccably maintained, bursting

with tropical foliage, from the

blaze of bougainvillea and birds of

paradise to the fragrant radiance

of the ginger plants.

My runaway Club Med highlight

was the aptly-named Zen

pool. This multi-tiered hideaway

is an adults-only, quiet-zoned

watery sanctuary.

SANCTUARY: Club Med Bali has many quiet-zoned areas.

A triumphant celebration of

luxury tropical tranquillity, the

tinkling water feature feeding into

the sky-blue pool, wrapped in

hanging day beds, was my kind

of perfect. Order up a drink and

soak up the serenity.

Club Med Bali lays its on thick

with activity offerings. Families

swoon over the smorgasbord of

Kids’ Club activities, which are

tailored to all junior guests, from

babies to 17-year-olds. There’s

kayak lessons, Balinese cooking

classes, craft sessions, treasure

hunts, pool games … all bases are

covered.

For kids and adults alike, the

on-site Trapeze School is an

incredible spectacle, bringing

your inner-circus fantasies to life.

But the full-tilt entertainment

extravagance climaxes every night

around 9pm with Showtime.

The main pool and stage roll

out a nightly production ranging

from a Balinese cultural show

and water ballet to an exuberant

Wizard of Oz performance.

Spilling out on to sun-kissed

Nusa Dua Beach, with loungers

and day beds at your disposal, I

loved watching the local fisherman

haul in a fresh catch, at

twilight, from a surging water

channel that intersects with the

deep ocean.

It’s also a dreamy spot to catch

a sunrise, join a day-break yoga

session or marvel over the locals’

PLUSH: Accommodation at Club Med Bali.

ginormous kites.

Fringing the beach, a gorgeous

public boardwalk shadows Nusa

Dua’s coastline, weaving past all

of the area’s resort hotels and

ending up at the fantastic

shopping precinct, The Bali

Collection.

As much as Nusa Dua is a gated

community of holiday resorts,

if you want to immerse yourself

in the region’s riches, Club Med

offers a wide platter of excursions

you can book.

But with everything laid on,

many guests, particularly families,

seemed more than content to fly

and flop for a week, during my

visit to this ravishing Bali resort.

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New midwife, Becky Bangma, is

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she knows it’s important to

balance her new job with family

time.

Midwives have the privilege of helping

women bring their babies into the world,

however working to nature’s timetable also

means being on call 24/7.

So Becky and her colleague, a fellow

Bachelor of Midwifery at Ara Institute of

Canterbury graduate, have teamed up to

cover each other as necessary and take

alternate weekends off.

The arrangement works. Becky has

supported over 15 women through births

this year as part of the community-based

practice where she works. She sees women

from as early as from pre-conception

through to six weeks after the birth. It’s

hugely rewarding, she says.

“It’s not a job for people who simply like

babies because the main part of midwifery

is supporting women; babies are just a small

part of it.

“I love seeing families being created. With

first babies, there is a transformation of a

woman into a mum. They can go from being

quite shy to blossoming and becoming more

confident.”

A former beauty therapist of some seven

years, Becky looked for a new direction

after her third child. “I always enjoyed

working with women, however I really only

considered midwifery when I had my own

children and I supported my sister in law

with her first birth.”

She wondered if she was “too old” to return

to study. “My own midwife encouraged me

to go for it,” she says.

To prepare for the Bachelor of Midwifery,

Becky enrolled in the Certificate in Pre

Health also at Ara. Studying was challenging

with three young children, she says, but she

had the support of her tutors, husband and

family to achieve her goal and start her new

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Exciting times ahead

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Completing the Ara Bachelor of Social

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“I believed that taking the time to

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I wanted to register as a social worker

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Fiona worked at the Māori Women’s

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Enrolling at Ara was “the best move I

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“I learnt more about myself and what

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The social work programme at Ara

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In New Zealand it has

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The latter has just gone

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The four-wheel-drive

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it is also shared with the

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option of front-wheel-drive

only.

That aside, the most

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a 1.4-litre turbocharged

petrol engine option and

it is an absolutely honey

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performance and economy.

Bear in mind, though,

that the turbo model only

comes in front-wheel-drive,

there is no four-wheel-drive

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The new SX4 S-Cross

lands here with a tempting

price starting at $29,990

for a Limited specification

2WD (1.6-litre). Another

$4000 will buy you All

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model with its 1.4-litre

engine also lists at $33,990.

Suzuki New Zealand has

done well to get the S-Cross

here with such competitive

pricing because it arrives

here from a European

manufacturing plant in

Hungary. That being the

case, you can rest assured

it comes with a little bit

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along with the stringent

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Japan car makers demand.

The SX4 S-Cross in

Prestige form lands here

SUZUKI S-CROSS: Thrifty turbocharged engine.

with a reasonable level of

specification. Sadly, though,

the leather trimmed seats

don’t get heaters which

means a bit of an unwelcome

start to a frosty

Christchurch morning.

However, it does qualify

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• Price – Suzuki SX4

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• Configuration –

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In the case of Suzuki’s

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Sport

• By Andrew King

CHRISTCHURCH’S Fiona Crombie won

gold in her category at the ITU world

triathlon championships in Rotterdam,

Netherlands.

Crombie competed in the 35-39 age

group on Sunday and cruised to victory

by more than 2min over United States

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Crombie completed the 1500m swim

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1hr 7min and 10km run in 36min

48sec.

Fellow Christchurch athlete

Samantha Owles competed in the

same age group and came 12th

with a time of 2hr 17min 14sec.

She posted on her Facebook page that she

was happy with how she had competed.

In the junior women’s section, Ari Graham

was 14th with a time of 1hr 3min

37sec in her first international outing.

The junior women had a 750m

swim, 19km cycle, and 5km run.

The event was held from last

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TRIATHLETES: Fiona Crombie

(left) took out gold in her

category at the ITU world triathlon

championships, while Ari Graham

(right) competed in the junior section.

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• By Andrew King

MANDY BOYD will return to the

Blackjacks for the Trans-Tasman series

after taking time off to look after her

newborn daughter.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games

bronze medallist withdrew from the

2016-17 squad to have her first child,

Maycie.

Boyd, 22, who bowls for Burnside,

will be joined in the series against

Australia by clubmate Tayla Bruce, and

Katelyn Inch, 22, of the Oxford club.

The series will be a rehearsal for the 2018

Commonwealth Games which will also

be played on the Gold Coast.

Another Burnside bowler, Cait Bassett,

has been selected in the New Zealand

development team, which will also

compete at the Trans-Tasman series.

Boyd said it was great to be back

playing the sport she loves at such a high

level.

“I have been focusing on being a

mum for the past seven months, which

has been awesome. But I am glad to

have another opportunity to compete

for my country and try to make that

Commonwealth Games team for 2018,”

she said.

Boyd’s partner Lance Pascoe and their

daughter will be on the Gold Coast to

support her.

“Maycie will definitely be dressed up in

black and white,” Boyd said.

Bruce said although she has been

selected in the Blackjacks a number of

times, getting the call is still special.

“I love getting that call. Being able to

represent my country in a sport I love is

amazing,” she said.

“I also get to play with one of my best

friends, Mandy Boyd, so that will be

really cool. I just met her daughter . . . she

is so cute.”

A para-sport team will also compete

with Burnside’s Bruce Wakefield selected

to play in the B6/7/8 triples competition.

•Additional reporting NZ Herald

Blackjacks

Men: Shannon McIlroy, Ali Forsyth

(both Nelson), Mike Kernaghan

(Dunedin), Paul Girdler (Dunedin), Tony

Grantham (North Harbour)

TALENTED: Tayla

Bruce (left) and

Mandy Boyd have

been selected in

the New Zealand

women’s bowls

team along with

Katelyn Inch

(below).

Women: Mandy Boyd, Katelyn Inch,

Tayla Bruce (Christchurch), Jo Edwards,

Val Smith (Nelson)

Development men: Rory Soden (North

Harbour), Bradley Down (Wellington),

Taylor Horn, Aiden Takarua, Seamus

Curtin (Auckland)

Development women: Cait Bassett

(Christchurch), Natasha Russell, Nicole

Toomey (Wellington), Paris Baker (North

Harbour), Ashleigh Jeffcoat (Waikato),

Kimberley Hemingway (Wellington)

Para-Sport teams

B6/7/8 triples: Mark Noble, Barry

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B2/3 pair: David Stallard, Peter Blick

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How the Roosters plan to combat Taumalolo

SYDNEY ROOSTERS prop

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described Cowboys enforcer

Jason Taumalolo as the best

forward in the NRL – but the

tricolours share a belief he has

some off-the-ball deficiencies

they can exploit on Saturday

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While Waerea-Hargreaves

was full of praise for his Kiwi

counterpart, the Roosters are

of the opinion they have the

game plan to minimise his

destructive impact in the do-ordie

preliminary final at Allianz

Stadium, The Sydney Morning

Herald reported.

Taumalolo and Michael

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behind the Cowboys’ unlikely

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The Roosters are doing plenty

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“He’s the best ball-carrier in

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Waerea-Hargreaves still

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chattels, with notes as to their condition,

in this agreement. If the property is full of

rubbish, and you want it gone before you

take possession, make that a condition

of the sale. If there are holes in the fence

that the seller has promised to fix, get that

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on verbal assurances that something will

be done prior to settlement. It’s far better

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before you sign the agreement than face

protracted battles down the track.”

As a buyer, you are generally entitled to

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there is a ‘final inspection’ clause inserted

in the sale and purchase agreement before

you sign it. This inspection is to make sure

that it is in the same or better order it was

when you viewed it and agreed to the sale.

It is not designed to give you the chance

to uncover new defects, or to give a rental

agent the chance to appraise the place’s

value.

“A seller does not have to accommodate

any extra requests to visit the property

prior to settlement,” Lampen-Smith says.

“Remember that the seller may have

a lot on their plate; making the property

available so your interior decorator can

measure up for new curtains is unlikely to

be a high priority.”

Your real estate agent will usually

arrange the inspection with the seller,

and accompany you to the property. Most

experts recommend that this inspection

takes place around 24 hours before

settlement day so there are no hold-ups to

the transfer of funds and ownership.

When you come to inspect the property,

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decided to purchase it (as reflected by the

sale and purchase agreement). Lampen-

Smith says you can expect chattels to be

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been agreed and documented otherwise.

You cannot complain to the seller that the

oven isn’t clean enough, but you can raise a

complaint if it is missing, or it is a different

model to the one cited in the agreement.

Don’t forget to check that garage door

openers and pool covers are in situ, or that

locks work properly.

If there is a problem, the REAA says

you should speak to the real estate agent

and your lawyer in the first instance. Your

lawyer should work with the seller’s lawyer

to reach a satisfactory solution, such as

getting the seller to make any necessary

repairs, or to deduct any costs from the

eventual settlement.

Making the final inspection 24 hours

before settlement is due gives you and the

seller time to reach an agreement over

anything outstanding.

“Like any property transaction, success

often depends on doing things right at the

start,” Lampen-Smith says.

“Get the details right at the beginning

and you’ve got a greater chance of a happy

ending.”

For independent advice on buying

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www.reaa.govt.nz.

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• 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

If you have been cash settled

for repairs you will have been

well underpaid.

This also applies to remedial work to be carried

out under the earthquake repair program.

All the properties we have rescoped

100% have been underpaid

some by as much as up to $40,000.

EQC have agreed to pay out any

shortfall in all cases.

You can only gain by re-scoping.

Enquire now phone 021 667 444

GARDEN CITY

MOVERS (LTD)

Christchurch Fragile Freight

Small Shift

Specialists

and Single

Items

Ph 027 355 0090

info@gardencitymovers.co.nz

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

PAINTING

• EQR work

• Plastering

• Wallpapering

• Int/Ext

• All aspects of decoration

Small, friendly, local

painting team

Ph: Inline Painting Ltd

Paul 027 254 2499

TREES

Now working

in your area

• Tree Pruning

& Removal

• Stump Grinding

• Hedge Trimming

Fully Insured

Qualified Arborist

For a free quote,

ph 0800 248 733

www.jimstrees.co.nz

ROOF

PAINTING

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

A SPRING CLEAN

Home - Gardens. Ph 027

476 1602

• Eco-sourcing specialist nursery

• Landscape design & build

• Eco-restoration services

• Maintenance services

BEST BATHROOMS

full renovation specialists,

LBP, repairs &

maintenance ph 03 387-

0770 or 027 245-5226

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

LAYING all restoration

work and new work plus

foundations, ph 342 9340

or 021 853 033

BUILDER

Exp in all aspects of

building works, home

renovations & extensions,

property repairs. Free

quote. Ph Stuart 0274

661058

CARPET & VINyL

Laying. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Email jflattery@xtra.co.nz

ph 0800 003 181 or 027

2407416

Call us today

03 359 2458

www.wai-ora.nz

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

Looking for an

electrician?

• Residential, Domestic

& Commercial

• Repairs, Maintenance

• Fault finding

• New housing

• Competitive rates

• Free quotes

• Full & Partial Rewiring

• Test & Tagging

• Security Cameras

• LED Lighting Upgrades

Call 022 643 6450

Email admin@totalelectric.co.nz

After Hours 347 3313

GARDENING

Lawns, pruning, outdoor

spring clean up, for a

free quote call Phil the

Gardener 021 661 246

GLAZIER

Window repairs, pet

doors, new glazing, double

glazing, conservatory

roofs. Experienced

tradesman. Call Bill on

981-1903 or 022 413-3504

CONCRETE CUTTING

Affordable Concrete HANDyMAN

Cutting with Quality, and No job too big or small.

removal work. Free quote. Good rates. Call 020 410

No job to small. Phone 027 67205

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

HANDyMAN

a/h 359- 4605

Repairs, painting.

Anything considered. Ph

CONCRETE

027 294 1508

IMPRESSIONS LTD

Call us for a free quote

for all your driveway,

path & patio needs -

HANDyMAN

You name it, I’ll probably

do it. Competitive rate. Ph

Concrete, Asphalt & Gordon 0274 851 897 or

Small excavation & 960-1961

placings, power washing

service, acid wash & LANDSCAPING

reseal and fencing. Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Please call Jason Fisher Decking, Fencing.

on 022 075 9310 Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

ELECTRICIAN

Landscaping on facebook.

Registered, electrical FREE QUOTES. Ph

installation and repairs, Arthur 347-8796, 027

Gorbie Electrical, ph 021

026 73375 or 03 322 4209

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

• Hot water cylinder repair/replacement

• Leaky taps, blocked toilets

• New housing

• All plumbing alterations

• Mains pressure hot water

• Fire and wetback installation

• Digger/tipper excavation and hire

• Watermain replacement/repair

• Free quotes

• Certified craftsman plumber

10% prompT paymenT disCounT*

same day serviCe*

*conditions apply

Call/Text 027 245 5100

Freephone: 0508 426 269

“LOOK NO FURTHER FROM

CONCEPT TO COMPLETION’’

Full Kitchen Renovation Packages

Before & After

Let our expertise put your mind at ease

Ph: 027 438 1114 E: david@qualitytradesmen.co.nz

Like us on Facebook: Quality Tradesmen

www.qualitytradesmen.co.nz

•Re Roofing

•Roof Repairs

•Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 349 9778 or 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

OVEN CLEANING

Professional cleans

$50.00. Gift Vouchers

avail. Phone 0800 683-

6253 or 027 228-0025

PAINTING

& PLASTERING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family

run business, work

guaranteed. Pensioner

discounts. Ph Kerin or

Paul 021 024 99197 or

379-1281. Website www.

swedekiwipainting.co.nz

PAINTING

• EQR work

• Plastering

• Wallpapering

• Int/Ext

• All aspects of decoration

Small, friendly, local

painting team

Ph: Inline Painting Ltd

Paul 027 254 2499

PLASTERING

FINNS PLASTERING

Services - alterations,

renovations, cracks, holes,

skim coating and coveing.

24 yrs exp, no job too

small. Canty born & bred.

Ph 022 087 4351

PLUMBER

A Top Plumbing

job complete at a

fair price, prompt

service, all work

guaranteed

Phone Brian

960-7673 or

021-112-3492

MFC4510

REMOVALS

Small furniture removals,

have own van, can fit

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc, honest

& reliable, any area

considered, ph Chch 027

517 7001

•Re Roofing

•Roof Repairs

•Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 349 9778 or 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

Trades & Services

ROOFING REPAIRS

Fully Qualified, over 40

yrs experience. Ph John

027 432-3822 or 351-9147

email johnmill@ihug.

co.nz

TILER

Kitchen, bathrm design,

waterproofing, floor

leveling. Good rates - refs.

Paul 022 151 9242

PROFESSIONAL

TREE CARE

Tree Pruning, Shrubs, Hedges,

Driveways & Boundary Clearing

Over 25yrs experience

Call Jonathan 027 338 2726

WINDOW CLEANING

Average 3 brm house

inside or out $40. Both $70

Phone Trevor 344-2170

Funeral Directors

Direct

Cremation

No frills, No Service,

No fuss, simply

straight to the crem.

Other options available

Ph: 379 0178

for our brochure

or email

office@undertaker.co.nz



Direct Natural

Funeral Provider

For families wanting

basic, simple

cremation designed

precisely for you

Eco & personalised

caskets and urns

0800 000 121

www.cremorials.co.nz

enquiries@cremorials.co.nz

Lost & Found

Missing!!

Missing from Harrowdale

Drive Avonhead 12 year old

Siamese Cat.

Has daily medication for lungs.

If you have any sightings

please contact us ASAP on

027 2424 955 or 03 3424 955

We would like to bring him

home to rest if need be.

Personals

HANDSOME silver

fox is searching for an

attractive slim euro or

asian lady to pamper and

enjoy company together

0276594425

LARGE male spoon seeks

a small female spoon ph

3583634

SINGLE MALE is

looking for a lady in the

NW to wine dine and

intertwine with. I’m

180cm athletic single live

on own and have time on

my hands. Email me at

tossthecoin68@gmail.com

Pets & Supplies

CAT MOTEL. Holds 4,

urgently required. Ph 382

4914

Real Estate

REDWOOD Over 60”s

unit, good cond, near

shops & buses, ph 03 354

2276

Sports Equipment

AB Fitness Twister, as

new with cd & menu

planner $20, ph 03 348

3368

phone Marg on 0274 339

Storage

SEEKING Secure

storage (approximately

single garage size) in the

Avonhead area. Please

192

To Let

ONE BDRM Studio fully

furn. Quiet location. $200

+ power per week. Call or

txt 388-9501 or 021 023

76233

Tools & Machinery

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045


50 Thursday September 21 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star Classifieds

OCTOBER 2017 MEETINGS

The next meetings of the Christchurch City Council, Community Boards, Council

Hearings Panels and subcommittees with delegated authority will be held as follows:

COMMUNITY BOARD COMMITTEES

Date Time Committee and Venue

3 4pm Awa-iti Reserve Management Committee, 4236 Christchurch

Akaroa Road, Little River

5 7.30pm Cass Bay Reserves Management Committee, Ward Room,

Steadfast Community Hall, Governors Bay Road, Cass Bay

10 7.30pm Okains Bay Reserve Management Committee, Okains Bay

Community Hall, Okains Bay

16 5.30pm Duvauchelle Reserve Management Committee, Duvauchelle

Community Centre, 6039 Christchurch Akaroa Road,

Duvauchelle

COMMUNITY BOARDS

Date Time Board and Venue

2 3pm Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board, Linwood

Boardroom, 180 Smith Street

2 4.30pm Coastal-Burwood Community Board, Board Room, Cnr

Beresford and Union Streets, New Brighton

3 5pm Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board, Boardroom,

Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street

9 1pm Banks Peninsula Community Board, Akaroa Sports Complex,

Akaroa Recreation Ground, 28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

9 4pm Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, Fendalton

Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

10 4.30pm Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, Upper

Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Road, Riccarton

13 9am Papanui-Innes Community Board, Papanui Service Centre,

Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street

16 4.30pm Coastal-Burwood Community Board, Board Room, Cnr

Beresford and Union Streets, New Brighton

18 10am Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board, Linwood

Boardroom, 180 Smith Street

20 8am Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board, Boardroom,

Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street

24 4pm Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board,

Fendalton Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads,

Fendalton

24 4.30pm Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, Upper

Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Road, Riccarton

30 1pm Banks Peninsula Community Board, Akaroa Sports

Complex, Akaroa Recreation Ground, 28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

30 4.30pm Papanui-Innes Community Board, Papanui Service Centre,

Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street

COMMITTEES

Date Time Committee and Venue

3 7.45am Audit and Risk Management Committee, Civic Offices,

53 Hereford Street

3 1pm Selwyn Waihora Water Management Zone Committee,

Selwyn District Council, 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

3 5pm Te Hononga Council – Papatipu Runanga Committee, Civic

Offices, 53 Hereford Street

4 9am Finance and Performance Committee, Civic Offices, 53

Hereford Street

4 1pm Social, Community Development and Housing Committee,

Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

6 9am Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee (UDSIC),

Council Chamber, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

9 10.30am Audit and Risk Management Committee, Civic Offices, 53

Hereford Street

10 2pm Regional Water Management Committee, Environment

Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

10 3pm Strategic Capability Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

11 9am Regulatory Performance Committee, Civic Offices,

53 Hereford Street

11 1pm Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee,

Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

13 1pm Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee, Civic

Offices, 53 Hereford Street

17 4pm Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee,

Venue to be advised

26 6pm Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone

Committee, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

SUBCOMMITTEES

Date Time Subcommittee and Venue

6 10.30am Parking Restrictions Subcommittee, Civic Offices,

53 Hereford Street

9 11am Reserves Officer Subcommittee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford

Street

24 11am Reserves Officer Subcommittee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford

Street

COUNCIL HEARINGS PANELS

Date Time Venue

10 9am Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

16 9am Fendalton Board Room, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads,

Fendalton

17 9am Te Hapua Centre, 341 Halswell Road

COUNCIL

Date Time Venue

5 9.30am Council Chamber, 2nd floor, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

10 9.30am Council Chamber, 2nd floor, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

Copies of the agendas will be available online and to the public at the meetings.

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of these meetings.

To make a deputation or presentation to a Community Board, Committee or Council

meeting ring the call centre on 03 941 8999 or email info@ccc.govt.nz.

J Daly

COUNCIL SECRETARY

www.ccc.govt.nz

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

Public Notices

Public Notices

Rūnanga Elections 2017

CALL FOR NOMINATION

Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa is seeking

nominations for four Trustee positions:

• one (1) Trustee position for Ngā Hapū o

Kauangaroa, for a term of up to 36 months,

ending 31 December 2020;

• one (1) Trustee position for Ngā Hapū o

Whangaehu, for a term of up to 36 months,

ending 31 December 2020;

• one (1) Trustee position for Ngā Hapū o

Turakina, for a term of up to 36 months, ending

31 December 2020;

• one (1) Trustee position for Ngā Hapū o

Parewānui, for a term of up to 36 months,

ending 31 December 2020;

Valid nominations may only be submitted on the

official nomination form available from Te Rūnanga

o Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa. Nominations will close

at 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017 at 4:30pm.

If you are a registered member with Te Rūnanga

o Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa, you should receive the

nomination form in the post within the next five

days. If it does not arrive please contact Albert on

(06) 327 5594.

If you are of Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa descent but

are not already formally registered, please also

contact Albert as soon as you can to commence the

registration process so that you may be part of the

election process.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127 & 101

PAPANUI RETURNED AND

SERVICES ASSOCIATION

INCORPORATED, (THE

SECRETARY, Papanui RSA,

PO BOX 5444, Papanui

Christchurch 8542), has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Christchurch for the renewal

of CLUB LICENCE RENEWAL in

respect of the premises situated

at 55 Bellvue Avenue known

as PAPANUI RETURNED AND

SERVICES ASSOCIATION.

The general nature of the

business conducted under

the licence is: CLUB LICENCE

CLASS 1.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is sold under the licence

are: SUNDAY TO THURSDAY

9.00AM TO 11.00PM, FRIDAY

AND SATURDAY 9.00AM TO

12.00 MIDNIGHT, NEW YEARS

EVE 9.00AM TO 1.00AM 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 first publication of

this notice.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 101

JAN PRIMUS LIMITED, (THE

LICENSEE, The Manager, PO Box

130035, Christchurch 8141),

has made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Christchurch for the issue

of ON-LICENCE NEW & OFF

LICENCE NEW in respect of the

premises situated at 7 St Albans

Street known as SPRIG AND

FERN TAVERN MERIVALE.

The general nature of the

business conducted under the

licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN

& OFF-LICENCE TAVERN

The days on which and the hours

during which alcohol is intended

to be sold under the licence are:

ON LICENCE:

MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM

TO 11.00PM

OFF LICENCE:

ACROSS THE BAR

MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM

TO 11.00PM

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Christchurch District Licencing

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 14 September

2017.

Public Notices

The Star

Avonhead & Merrin Schools

Enrolment

2018

Enrolment of children at both Avonhead and Merrin schools is governed by an

enrolment scheme - details of which are available from the office of the respective

school.

The Board of Trustees of both schools has determined that at the time of this

Advertisement, the following out-of-zone places will possibly be available throughout

2018. The exact number of places will depend on the number of enrolments received

from students who live within the home zone of each school. This may change during

the year so you should check with individual schools.

Applications for out-of-zone places are now being invited for those students who will

become eligible in term 1, 2018 for enrolment. The deadline for receipt of applications

is Wednesday, 18th October, 2017.

Avonhead School 10 Merrin School 10

NOTE: Both schools will hold four ballots during the 2018 year:

For term 2, 2018 (Apr 30 – July 6) Application deadline: 28 Feb Ballot date: 2 March

For term 3, 2018 (July 23-Sep 28) Application deadline: 23 May Ballot date: 25 May

For term 4, 2018 (Oct 15-Dec 18) Application deadline: 08 Aug

Ballot date: 10 Aug

For term 1, 2019 (Jan 28-Apr 12) Application deadline: Oct 17 (2018) Ballot date: 19 Oct (2018)

If you live in the school zone of either of these schools and have not yet signalled your

intention to enrol your child during 2018, please contact the school immediately to

assist us with planning.

Signed Boards of Trustees of Merrin and Avonhead School

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127 & 101

SUNSON NEW MARKET PLACE

LIMITED, (LICENSEE, 311A

Withells Road, Chirstchurch

8042), has made application to

the District Licensing Committee

at Christchurch for the renewal

of OFF-LICENCE RENEWAL in

respect of the premises situated

at 386 Riccarton Road Upper

Riccarton known as SUNSON

ASIAN FOOD MARKET.

The general nature of the

business conducted under

the licence is: OFF-LICENCE

GROCERY

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is sold under the licence are:

MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM

TO 8.00PM

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 14 September

2017.

Welcome to

Islington Superette

Come here and shop with

us for Grocery, drinks,

sandwiches, pies, Ice creams

and more instore specials on

various products.

Our opening hours are:

Mon to Fri 5.30am to 7.30pm

Sat 7.00am to 7.30pm

Sun 8.00am to 7.30pm

We sell Lotto as well so don’t

forget to buy your lucky

Lotto ticket.

Ph. 03 349 7721 Steve (Manager)

310 Waterloo Rd Islington, Chch

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127 & 101

MIKNIK LIMITED, (THE

LICENSEE, PO Box 41172,

Ferrymead, Christchurch 8247),

has made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Christchurch for the renewal

of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in

respect of the premises situated

at 1060 Ferry Road known as

THE CLADDAGH.

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 is:

MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM

TO 1.00AM 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 first publication of

this notice.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 101

TSSR GROUP LIMITED, (THE

LICENSEE, 262 Tuam Street,

Christchurch 8011), has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Christchurch for the issue of

ON-LICENCE NEW in respect

of the premises situated at

262 Tuam Street known as

UNCOMMON CAFE.

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 intended to be sold under

the licence are: MONDAY TO

SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 11.00PM.

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 second publication

of this notice. This notice was

first published on 14 September

2017.

Advertise

YOUr

BUsiNess

Here

Phone for further details

(03) 379 1100


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Thursday September 21 2017 51

The Star Classifieds

Situations Vacant

BRICKLAYER wanted

for small domestic job.

Daughter hit Summerhill

stone fence and it needs

to be reset and mortared.

Phone Steve 021 372 479

Situations Wanted -

Jobs Wanted

NANNY Mature &

experienced is looking

for a position caring for

children, over 5yrs old,

after school, have nursing

exp, St Albans, Papanui,

Merivale & Shirley areas,

plse ph 027 788-7147,

Melanie, Ch

W.T.R CLASS 2

OPERATOR. Available

for work. Temp, Casual

only. Will travel. Ph

022 4444490

Wanted To Buy

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture,

Beds, Stoves, Washing

machines, Fridge Freezers.

Same day service. Selwyn

Dealers. Phone 980 5812

or 027 313 8156

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

ALL Old China, Crystal,

Ornaments, Vases, Cutlery

etc. Raewyn Hill Phone

360-0951

A RECORDS Wanted,

Recycle your old records,

Cash paid. Pennylane 430

Colombo St, Sydenham

366 3278 or A/H 021 222

6144 open 7 days

BOOKS. Old wanted.

Anything considered incl

hunting, mountaineering,

fishing, childrens. Ph 354

1621

BUYING Now, Royal

Albert, Royal Doulton, all

old china, crystal, antiques,

estate lots. For best prices

and free inspection call

Academy Antiques. Phone

349-4229

GOOD stuff wanted.

Whiteware, freezers etc,

good quality furniture,

antiques, curios,

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22 116

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Call Matt Power

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Food Resilience Network Inc.

Ōtākaro Orchard Project Coordinator

The Food Resilience Network is an incorporated society with a vision of “a

patchwork of food producing initiatives based around local hotspots and linked

together like a ribbon woven into the fabric of our communities”.

The Ōtākaro Orchard - www.otakaroorchard.org is an exciting new edible park,

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re-development.

The Project Coordinator role requires a dynamic and self-motivated person

with appropriate qualifications, skills and experience in project management,

business planning, fundraising & sponsorship, communications and community

engagement. Reporting to the FRN Manager, the position involves 30 hours per

week with a potential for job growth. A full role description is available at

www.facebook.com/ediblecanterbury and enquiries may be directed to Tony

Kunowski at (03) 366 6937. Letters of application plus a current CV should be

sent to office@chsgardens.co.nz or PO Box 369, Christchurch 8140.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 5 October 2017.

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• Long term contracts

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• Must supply own tools

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Please email current cv to doug@dab.net.nz

Or call Doug on 027 576 216

Casual Support

Worker Position

Good pay and excellent working conditions as part of an

experienced team providing care and training for people

with intellectual disabilities in our St Albans flats.

Key requirements are:

• Willingness to work flexible hours including split

shifts, weekends and sleepovers.

• Clean drivers licence.

• Clean police record.

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Preference given to:

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• Good literacy skills

• Basic computer competence.

• Non smoker.

Our organisation has an outstanding reputation and

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Further details will be supplied on application at:

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RICCARTON (0508-446-987)

AMERICAN ASSASSIN (R16)

THU-WED 10:10AM

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (R16)

THU-WED 12:30, 3:20, 6:20, 9:20PM

GENERAL ADMISSION

AMERICAN ASSASSIN (R16)•

THU 3:50, 6:15, 9:00PM

FRI 3:50, 6:15, 8:40PM

SAT 4:00, 6:30, 8:50PM

SUN 4:00, 8:40PM

MON-TUE 4:10, 8:40PM

WED 3:50, 6:00, 9:15PM

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

(PG) MON 12:50PM

DUNKIRK (M) THU-TUE 1:30PM, WED 1:10PM

IT (R16)

THU 10:20, 1:10, 3:00, 6:00, 8:50PM

FRI 10:20, 1:10, 3:00, 6:00, 9:00PM

SAT-SUN 10:20, 1:10, 3:20, 6:10, 9:10PM, MON

10:20, 1:10, 3:10, 6:00, 9:10PM, TUE 10:20, 1:10,

3:00, 6:00, 9:00PM, WED 10:20, 1:00,

3:00, 9:30PM

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (R16)• THU-FRI

10:30, 1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 8:20PM, SAT-SUN 10:15,

1:15, 4:20, 7:20, 8:20PM

MON-TUE 10:30, 1:30, 4:20, 7:20, 8:20PM, WED

10:45, 1:40, 4:30,

7:20, 8:40PM

MOTHER (R18)•

THU-SAT 4:10, 9:10PM

SUN-TUE 3:50, 9:30PM

WED 3:30, 9:10PM

NIKKA ZAILDAR 2 (TBC)

FRI 8:50PM, SAT-SUN 9:00PM

MON-WED 8:50PM

THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG)•

THU-FRI 10:15, 12:40, 4:00, 6:50PM

SAT 10:00, 12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 6:50PM

SUN 10:00, 12:15, 2:15, 4:15, 6:30PM

MON 10:15, 4:00, 6:40PM

G SUITABLE FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES.

PG PARENTAL GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNGER

VIEWERS.

M SUITABLE FOR MATURE AUDIENCES 16 YEARS OF AGE

AND OVER.

E SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE

PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FOR ALL (R) RATED MOVIES

AMERICAN ASSASSIN (R16), IT (R16), KINGSMAN:

THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (R16), MOTHER (R18),

THE HITMANS BODYGUARD (R16)

.CO.NZ

NORTHLANDS (0508-446-987)

AMERICAN ASSASSIN (R16)•

THU-FRI 11:30, 12:15, 6:40, 9:05PM

SAT 1:00, 3:40, 8:40PM

SUN 3:40, 8:30PM

MON-WED 11:30, 12:15, 6:40, 9:05PM

DUNKIRK (M)

THU-FRI 10:35AM, SAT 10:40AM

SUN 10:30AM, MON 10:35, 8:30PM

TUE-WED 10:35AM

IT (R16)

THU-FRI 12:30, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00PM

SAT 11:10, 2:00, 3:05, 6:10, 9:00PM

SUN 12:50, 2:00, 6:10, 9:00PM

MON-WED 12:30, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00PM

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN

CIRCLE (R16)•

THU-FRI 10:00, 12:50, 3:00, 5:00, 6:00, 8:00,

8:50PM, SAT 10:00, 12:50, 3:40, 5:00, 6:00, 8:00,

8:50PM, SUN 11:00, 2:40, 5:00, 6:00,

8:00, 8:50PM, MON-WED 10:00, 12:50, 3:00, 5:00,

6:00, 8:00, 8:50PM

THE EMOJI MOVIE (PG)•

THU-FRI 10:10, 2:00, 3:50, 4:40PM

SAT 10:10, 12:10, 2:10, 4:10, 6:20PM

SUN 9:50, 11:20, 1:40, 3:50, 6:30PM

MON-WED 10:10, 2:00, 3:50, 4:40PM

THE HITMANS BODYGUARD (R16)

THU-FRI 8:30PM, SAT 8:20PM

SUN 8:35PM, WED 8:30PM

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (PG)•

THU-FRI 11:00, 1:10, 3:20, 6:20PM

SAT 10:50, 1:10, 3:20, 6:30PM

SUN 10:20, 12:40, 3:40, 6:20PM

MON-WED 11:00, 1:10, 3:20, 6:20PM

VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG)•

THU-FRI 10:00, 12:40, 5:50, 8:15PM

SAT 10:20, 12:45, 5:50, 8:10PM

SUN 10:40, 1:10, 5:50, 8:10PM

MON-WED 10:00, 12:40, 5:50, 8:10PM

WIND RIVER (R16)

THU-FRI 2:40PM, MON 2:40PM

TUE 2:40, 8:30PM, WED 2:40PM

9TUE 10:15, 12:40, 104:00, 6:40PM 17 9 PRAMS 12AT THE 20 PIX 13- TICKETS 12 20ONLY $9

WED 10:15, 12:40, 4:10PM

THE HITMANS BODYGUARD (R16)

THU-TUE 11:00AM

WED 10:40AM

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (TBC)•

THU-TUE 10:50, 1:20, 3:45, 6:00PM

WED 1:30, 3:45PM

VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG)•

THU 10:40, 1:15, 6:30, 8:40PM

FRI 10:40, 1:15, 6:30PM

SAT-SUN 10:40, 1:00, 6:40PM

MON-TUE 10:40, 1:15, 6:30PM

WED 10:30, 1:15, 6:10PM

PRAMS AT THE PIX - TICKETS ONLY $9

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (PG) WED 11:00AM

Entertainment

Each number in our DECODER grid represents a different

letter - there is a number for all 26 letters of the alphabet.

Enter the given letters into all squares with matching numbers.

The challenge now is to work out which letters are represented

by the other numbers. As you get the letters, enter them into

the main grid, and the reference grid. To keep track of the

letters you have found, cross them off the alphabet provided.

11 9 15 9 2 13 21 17 7 19

I O N

THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE (PG) WED 11:00AM

20 13 25 1 21 11 15 19 22 15 8

SESSION TIMES ARE CORRECT AT TIME OF PRINTING

• NO COMPLIMENTARIES

AMERICAN ASSASIN R16 - R16 VIOLENCE,

CRUELTY & OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE. BATTLE

OF THE SEXES TBC. AMERICAN MADE R13 -

VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE & SEX SCENES.

DUNKIRK M - VIOLENCE AND OFFENSIVE

LANGUAGE. ANNABELLE: CREATION R16 –

VIOLENCE & HORROR. CARS 3 G. THE BIG SICK M

- OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE & SEXUAL REFERENCES.

LOGAN LUCKY M - OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE. AN

INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER PG.

THE HITMANS BODYGUARD R16 - VIOLENCE AND

OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE. THE DARK TOWER M.

DESPICABLE ME 3 PG- VIOLENCE. HAMPSTEAD PG.

WIND RIVER R16 - VIOLENCE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE,

OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE & CONTENT THAT MAY

DISTURB. CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS G. DIARY OF

A WIMPY KID THE LONG HAUL PG. THOMAS

AND FRIENDS THE JOURNEY OF SODOR G. THE

EMOJI MOVIE TBC. TWENTY TWO M. IT R16 -

VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE AND HORROR.

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS G. THE MIMIC TBC. 6

DAYS RP13 VIOLENCE & OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE.

12 13 1 8 15 8 13 20

20 12 12 8 22 10 25 13 20 7 12

20 25 6 5 4

18 19 7 21 15 17 23 19 14 14 13 20

19 19 1 10 13

25 7 12 11 13 9 15 9 16 10 7

25 10 2 12 13 7 21 4

15 9 7 10 26 24 13 21 19 6 10

Crossword Solutions

10 10 26 13 10 6 3 26 23

26 CROSSWORD 21 11 12 1 10 26 10 20 21008

Across: 6. Old boy, 7. Vandal, 10. Sam Hunt, 11. Track,

12. Hind, 13. Squid, 16. Matey, 17. Gawk, 20. Anzac,

A B

21.

C D

Twinset,

E F G H

22.

I J

Dinkum,

K L M N

23.

O

Hang-up.

P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1 Down: 2 31. House 4 5husband, 6 7 2. Adamant, 8 9 103. Top-up, 11 124.

13

Fantail, 5. Ideal, 8. Lake Wakatipu, 9. Etiquette, 14.

Patch up, 15. Sausage, 18. Ozone, 19. Rival. O I

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

N

SOLUTION

No.108

109

DECODER

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

L X E Y J U H F R W S K D

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

P B I A Z V C N O G T M Q

WORDBUILDER

SUDOKU

ens, est, nest, net, nets, nus, nut,

nuts, sen, sent, set, stun, sue,

suet, Tsun, H E ten, P U Ztens, Z L tun, E tune,

tunes, Ctuns, O M unset, P A N Yuse, ute, utes

All puzzles copyright

T H E P U Z Z L E C O M P A N Y

www.thepuzzlecompany.co.nz


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THIS SUNDAY, 8AM

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www.star.kiwi/whatson

Glenn Hughes performs Classic Deep Purple at

the Horncastle Arena on Tuesday night.

BARETTA. ST ASAPH ST:

Friday 7pm - Antony Pickard;

10pm - DJ Spinal. Saturday

9pm - DJ Double Header feat.

Phase & 10a.

BECKS SOUTHERN

ALEHOUSE, BECKENHAM:

Saturday 9pm - Ctrl Alt Rock.

BILL'S BAR, SPREYDON:

Thursday & Sunday 6pm -

Mickey Rat Karaoke.

BISHOP BROTHERS

PUBLIC HOUSE,

BISHOPDALE: Sunday 3pm -

Blackie.

BLACK HORSE, LINCOLN

RD: Saturday - Shameless Few.

BLUE SMOKE, WOOLSTON

TANNERY: Saturday 8pm -

One Waka and The Caffeinated

Collective, tickets $10+bf.

Sunday 3pm - Sunday Sit

Down Get Down Series feat.

Flora Knight & Sean McDonald

with Ben Salter, suggested Koha

$10 adults/$5 students.

BROUGHAM, WALTHAM:

Saturday 8pm - Jenlin’s

Karaoke.

CARLTON, PAPANUI RD:

Thursday 9pm - D’Sendantz.

Friday 10pm - Mezzanine.

Saturday 10.30pm - Flat City

Brotherhood. Sunday 4.30pm -

Quiz. Monday 5pm - Topia.

Tuesday 6pm - Open Mic

Night. Wednesday 8.30pm -

D’Sendantz duo.

CASA PUBLICA, NEW

REGENT ST: Friday 9pm - DJ

Maestro B. Saturday 9pm - DJ

Dwight Caldwell.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO:

Friday 7pm - Everlong;

10.15pm - Acoustic Solution.

Saturday 7pm - Stevie D;

10.15pm - Eddie Simon.

Sunday 5.30pm - Nyree.

CHRISTCHURCH FOLK

MUSIC, IRISH SOCIETY

HALL: Sunday 7.30pm - Ka

Koroki Te Manu ‘Creating Our

Tomorrow’ feat. Sarah

Lawrence; Li’l Chuck; Graham

Wardrop; Amiria Grenell, $15

members/$20 non.

CLADDAGH IRISH PUB,

FERRYMEAD: Thursday -

Open mic. Saturday - Live

music.

COASTERS TAVERN,

REDWOOD: Saturday - Hot

Gossip. Wednesday - Open Mic

Night.

DARKROOM, ST ASAPH ST:

Thursday - Open mic. Friday -

Racing ‘The Bass’ EP tour.

Saturday - Master Blaster (AK)

with Nervous Jerk &

Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Wednesday - JP Bouvet.

DUX CENTRAL, POPLAR

LANE: Friday 5pm - Emerson;

9.30pm - Zak Cooper. Saturday

2pm - Davey Backyard; 9.30pm

- DJ. Sunday 2pm - Sunday Jazz

Sessions.

EMPIRE, ST ASAPH ST:

Thursday 9pm - DJ Oh One

Eight. Friday 9pm - Camo MC.

Saturday 10pm - DJ Spinal.

Sunday 10pm - DJ Masta K.

FINNEGANS,

PREBBLETON TAVERN:

Friday - Trad Jam Session.

GBC (GARDEN BAR CAFE),

MARSHLAND RD: Friday

6pm - Rhonda Campbell duo.

HALO VENUE,

RICCARTON: Saturday

6.30pm - A Night of Blues,

Rock n Roll & All That Jazz

feat. the Ryan Neville & the

Midnight Blues Show Band,

tickets $28.

HORNBY WMC: Saturday

4.30pm - Ian Mac; 8pm -

Shalow (downstairs). Saturday

8pm - Madsen Promotions

presents Che ‘King’ Orton as

Elvis plus Paul Madsen

Superstar Show, tickets $20,

(upstairs). Sunday 1.30pm -

Annette’s Heart of Country

Showcase, $6 entry

(downstairs).

HORNCASTLE ARENA:

Sunday 8pm - Kevin Bridges

NZ Tour. Tuesday 8pm - Glenn

Hughes performs Classic Deep

Purple. Tickets @ticketek.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL:

Thursday, Friday, Saturday

7.30pm - Showbiz ‘Sister Act’.

Monday 7pm - The

Changeover - World Premiere.

Tickets @ticketek.

JANES BAR. RICHMOND:

Saturday - Live music. Sunday -

Live blues. Wednesday - Open

Mic Night.

MACKENZIES BAR,

ARANUI: Friday - Sign of the

Firebird. Saturday - Free Juke

Box. Wednesday - Karaoke.

MAK TAVERN, KAINGA:

Thursday 7pm - Jam Session.

Friday 9pm - The Elevators.

Saturday 9pm - Nossitap.

Sunday 3pm - Flat City

Brotherhood.

MICKY FINNS: Thursday 8pm

- Flat City Brotherhood.

RACECOURSE HOTEL,

SOCKBURN: Friday 7pm -

Mark Reihana.

RICHMOND WMC,

LONDON ST: Friday 7pm -

Lino. Saturday 6pm -

Copperwine. Sunday 3pm - I

Alone.

ROCKSTAR PIZZA: Friday -

Unhinged. Saturday -

D’Sendantz. Sunday 6.30pm -

Acoustic Series feat. Lindon

Puffin.

SAS CLUB, SHIRLEY:

Saturday 7pm - Southfield.

SHOWBIZ, SISTER ACT,

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL,

GLOUCESTER ST: Thursday,

Friday, Saturday 7.30pm.

Tickets @ticketek.

SONGWRITERS IN THE

ROUND, ALVARADOS

MEXICAN CANTINA:

Thursday 7pm - Feat. Phil

Doublet; Shiloh Bromley;

Reuben Ishrahm; Dave

Coleclough.

ST MARY’S PRO-

CATHEDRAL,

MANCHESTER ST: Sunday

3pm - Time For Haydn feat.

CBS Choir & Orchestra, $20 &

$15 entry. Wednesday 1pm -

Virtuosi Younger & Older on

Piano & Violin feat. Brahms;

Schumann; Grieg; Chopin, $10

& $5 entry.

STOCK XCHANGE

SHIRLEY: Friday 7pm - 12

Gauge. Saturday 7pm -

Elevators.

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB,

ADDINGTON: Thursday -

Stephen McDaid. Friday 9pm -

Willie McArthur. Wednesday

7.30pm - Open Mic with Willie

McArthur.

TEMPS BAR, HORNBY:

Thursday 7pm - Jam Session

(gear provided). Friday 8.30pm

- No Secrets. Saturday 8.30pm -

Misfitz.

THAI CHEFS, SUKHU

TIGER, RICCARTON:

Thursday to Wednesday 9pm -

Resident DJ & Karaoke.

THE BOG IRISH BAR:

Thursday 10pm - Assembly

Required. Friday 7pm - Corner

Sounds duo; 11pm - The

Corks. Saturday 11pm - Corner

Sounds. Sunday 5.30pm - Black

Velvet acoustic. Tuesday

7.30pm - The Jameson Session.

Wednesday 8pm - Open Mic

Night.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR,

RICCARTON: Thursday -

Andy Page. Friday - Eddie

Simon. Saturday - Stout duo.

Wednesday - Karaoke with DJ

Chick.

THE CUBAN: Thursday

6.15pm - Antony Pickard.

Friday 8pm - Topia Saturday

8.30pm - Monster III.

THE FITZ SPORTS BAR:

Friday - Pump. Saturday - Code

Red.

THE GYM, THE

CHRISTCHURCH ARTS

CENTRE: Friday 6pm - Not

Hamlet Ubu Night, $10 entry.

THE MILLER BAR & CAFE,

ADDINGTON: Thursday 7pm

- Avon City Rock & Roll.

Friday 9pm - Flat City

Brotherhood. Saturday 9.30pm

- Soul Cage. Wednesday 8pm -

Karaoke with Lance.

THE WAVE BAR, NEW

BRIGHTON: Thursday 8.30pm

- Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ.

TREVINOS BAR &

RESTAURANT,

RICCARTON: Friday - X-Files

duo.

TWISTED HOP,

WOOLSTON: Friday 7.30pm -

Matty Smith.

WOOLSTON CLUB,

HARGOOD ST: Saturday

7.30pm - Absolut duo.

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON:

Friday 8pm - A Fund Raiser for

Sustainability Education feat.

The Stoutfellows; Antiwarhole.

Tuesday 7pm - Open mic.

EARLY BIRD ENTRIES NOW OPEN

(Early Bird Entries close 10 Dec)

See website for more detail. Entries close 19 Jan 2018

www.bullergorgemarathon.co.nz


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Thursday September 21 2017 55

What’s on

Let us know about your event!

Email sarla.donovan@starmedia.kiwi

SATURDAY, 9.30AM-2PM

ELECTION DAY BAKE SALE

Cast your vote at Sockburn

School on Saturday, then buy

some cake for morning tea, stay

for a lunchtime sausage and grab

some bargains. There will be retro

second-hand furniture for sale

and some great raffle prizes, too.

Sockburn School, 34

Springs Rd

SATURDAY, 10AM-1PM

LINCOLN’S SPRING FUNDAY

MARKET

Celebrate spring at this family

event. Enjoy clown, magic

and balloon-fun with local

entertainer, Adam Allsorts,

from 11am-noon, plus lots of

other spring-themed activities

throughout the morning,

including a treasure hunt and

garland-making. Fantastic live

music from a selection of talented

young performers, plus the usual

wholesome local produce stalls.

Lincoln Green, Gerald St

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY,

9AM-5PM

THE EXTRAVAGANZA FAIR

This is the country’s newest and

largest travelling show, with live

music and shows all day, carnival

rides, stalls and fun activities for

the kids.

Richmond Playground,

Stanmore Rd

SATURDAY, 4.30-7PM,

SUNDAY, 8.30AM-1PM

FIGURE SKATING

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Go along and cheer Canterbury’s

top figure skaters, young and old,

sparkling and dancing in their

costumes at the masters and open

invitation championships. Dress

warmly and bring a rug and

cushion. Gold coin entry.

Alpine Ice Sports Centre,

495 Brougham St

SATURDAY, 10AM-NOON

HALSWELL QUARRY PARK

– COMMUNITY PLANTING

DAY

Lend a hand at this community

planting day and enjoy a barbecue

afterwards. The goal of the day

is to establish native plants in a

swale area in the park.

Halswell Quarry Park,

Kennedys Bush Rd

SATURDAY, 2-3PM

HINEPAU LIVE

The School of Maori and

Pasifika studies at Ara Institute

of Canterbury will host a free

children’s play performed

entirely in Te Reo Maori.

Hinepau is adapted from a classic

children’s book written by Gavin

Bishop about respecting your

environment and staying true

to yourself. This touring play is

presented by Wellington’s Capital

E and Taki Rua Theatre. Free

event.

Te Puna Wanaka, 6 Coventry

St

SATURDAY, 7.30-9.30PM

UC CHRISTCHURCH YOUTH

ORCHESTRA

Catch these talented young

musicians in the orchestra’s

third major concert of the year,

conducted by Helen Renaud. The

orchestra will perform works

from Beethoven, Persichetti,

Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and

others. $15/$10

The Salvation Army, 853

Colombo St

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY,

NOON AND 2.30PM

GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL

Goethe-Institut New Zealand

presents its ninth festival,

featuring documentaries, drama,

comedy, road movies and family

films. For a full line-up, visit the

website www.goethe.de. Free

entry.

Christchurch Art Gallery

SUNDAY, 9.30AM

ST BEDE’S COLLEGE CAR

BOOT SALE

Get along to St Bede’s for

some shopping, food and

NEW BRIGHTON MARKET

Saturday, 10am-2pm, New Brighton

pedestrian mall

MT PLEASANT FARMERS’

MARKET

Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm,

McCormacks Bay Rd

entertainment and help the

school fundraise towards the cost

of a new van.

St Bede’s College, 210 Main

North Rd

SUNDAY, NOON-3PM

HALSWELL COMMUNITY

MARKET

For stalls covering everything

from shabby chic to local

vegetables and fruits, head out

to Halswell for this monthly

market. There will be food trucks,

live music, crafts and plants – all

laid out in the church’s beautiful

grounds.

St John of God, Halswell

SUNDAY, NOON-1PM

SEAWEEK – NEW

BRIGHTON BEACH

CLEAN-UP

Ready for a big spring clean? Go

out and join the beach and dune

clean-up. There will be stations at

both North New Brighton (war

memorial hall area) and South

New Brighton (park near the surf

club). Bin bags and gloves will

be provided and there will be a

LYTTELTON FARMERS’ MARKET

Saturdays, 10am-1pm, London St

OPAWA FARMERS’ MARKET

Sunday, 9am-noon, 275 Fifield Tce

THE RICCARTON MARKET

Sunday, 9am-2pm Riccarton Racecourse

sausage sizzle afterwards for those

who lend a hand, as well as some

great spot prizes.

New Brighton Beach, Marine

Pde

SUNDAY, 3PM

TIME FOR HAYDN

The Cathedral of the Blessed

Sacrament Choir and Orchestra

presents Nelson’s Mass and The

Clock Symphony, two timeless

masterpieces by composer Joseph

Haydn Nelson. Tickets cost

$20/$15 and will be available at

the door.

St Mary’s Pro Cathedral

SUNDAY, 7.30-9.30PM

CREATING OUR

TOMORROW CONCERT

Four local musicians will perform

to mark the Social Enterprise

World Forum in Christchurch

next week. Amiria Grenell,

Graham Wardrop, Li’l Chuck

The One Man Skiffle Machine

and Sarah Lawrence will take to

the stage in a show that spans the

generations. $20/$15

Irish Society Hall

Chamber Music New Zealand presents

FUN, FIRE

& FLAIR

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV • PIAZZOLLA

NATALIE HUNT • D’RIVERA & MORE

American, African, and Latin American musical traditions

fuse together in a unique programme that brings

together the new and old.

Tuesday 10 October, 7.30pm

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL

CHRISTCHURCH

Free Prelude talk at 6.45pm

2018 SEASON

LAUNCH TOUR

Core Funder

(USA)

Valerie Coleman fl ute

Toyin Spellman-Diaz oboe

Mark Dover clarinet

Jeff Scott french horn

Monica Ellis bassoon

ticketek.co.nz 0800 842 538

chambermusic.co.nz/imaniwinds

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