Nor'West News: January 30, 2018

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Rangi Ruru Girls’ School had a successful outing at the South Island rowing club championships in Twizel at the weekend.

The school brought home six golds, a silver and a bronze during the two-day event at Lake Ruataniwha. Millie Knight and

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secondary school championships and Maadi Cup in March. •Story and results, page 11 PHOTO: © STEVE MCARTHUR

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heavy

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restrictions

• By Julia Evans

THE LOCAL residents’ association

may get its wish of having heavy

vehicles restricted from some

residential Fendalton roads.

Based on “conversations and

advice” from city council chief executive

Karleen Edwards and a city

council staff report which is going

to the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board, some

heavy vehicle restriction is likely

around the Glandovey Rd area, city

councillor Raf Manji said.

But he said it would not be sensible

to start “slapping bans” on all

streets around Glandovey, Idris and

Straven Rds.

“We have to think about the

impact it would have . . . and be

reasonable,” he said.

The Glandovey, Idris and Straven

Residents’ Association has been

trying to get heavy vehicles off Idris

and Glandovey Rds since the intersection

was upgraded in 2013.

It is particularly concerned a

cyclist or pedestrian will be injured

or killed.

The area has been used as a collector

route by heavy vehicles following

the earthquakes.

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Hank, the border collie cross we

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Hank was on our front page promoting

the Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust’s 2018 calendar. He wasn’t in it

– only canines that have been rehomed make the cut.

Hank had been at Dogwatch since October, and the people

who run the deserving organisation needed a family with the

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That’s not uncommon in dogs that end up in the pound;

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Chapel surprise for St Margaret’s

• By Julia Evans

AFTER 20 years without, St

Margaret’s College has a new

chapel.

And the building’s

connection to the school is

almost 90-years-old.

Waiau’s Satterthwaite family

moved a chapel from their farm

to the Merivale college grounds

in the early hours of Wednesday

morning, as a gift to departing

executive principal Gillian

Simpson.

“My mother-in-law, Diana

Satterthwaite, went to St

Margaret’s and she’s 90 now

. . . there’s a lot of history,”

chapel owner Gina

Satterthwaite (nee Gough) said.

Before the chapel was moved

to Waiau, it was the local

church in Rotherham, where

Diana Satterthwaite grew up,

she said.

Mrs Satterthwaite said there

had been a girl from her family,

or her husband’s family, at St

Margaret’s every decade since

her mother-in-law began.

“Literally, people in the

family from five-years-old to

90-years-old have been a part

of the school,” she said. That

included herself, her daughters,

her mother and aunts.

The Waiau chapel was also

where she and her husband

were married.

“But the main reason is that

it’s just nice to know that it’s

going to be enjoyed

. . . it’s so important to me

that St Margaret’s gave me the

opportunity to help like this,”

she said.

The college has been without

a chapel for more than 20 years.

One of Mrs Simpson’s goals was

to get a chapel back on school

grounds before she left at the

end of term two.

“I have been looking for a

small chapel for 10 years and

since the major rebuild we had

put the project on the backburner,”

she said.

But the school organised the

chapel to be moved without

Mrs Simpson’s knowledge; she

didn’t know until it arrived.

“This was a complete surprise

RELOCATION:

The chapel

spent more

than an hour

on the back

of two trucks

driving from

Waiau to St

Margaret’s

College on

Papanui Rd. ​

and presented to me as a fait

accompli,” Mrs Simpson said.

The building had to be split

in half and loaded onto two

separate trucks before being

reassembled on site.

She said it was an “immense

honour” to see her dream

become a reality right at the end

of her tenure.

It will be renamed Te Whare

Hauora (The House of Wellbeing).

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The Fendalton walking group

presented an award to its longest

serving member. Pat Williams has

been with the group since day one,

17 years ago. Ms Williams said

being part of the group helps keep

her active and provides valuable

social contact. The group meets

every Thursday morning.

PROBLEMS AT PARK

The Friends of Abberley Park group

is urging users of the park to take

their rubbish home after bins are

often left full and overflowing.

The group is also disappointed

after someone tagged the bin with

a profanity. It comes following a

recent spate of flower thefts.

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Ready to tackle issues

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Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

Christchurch

Central MP

Duncan

Webb writes

about the

issues he

plans to

tackle in the

coming year.

Plus that big

news from the Beehive

HAPPY NEW year.

I had a great break over summer

with my family – I hope you

managed to as well.

It’s been an intense few months

settling in as your new MP.

I am always surprised by the

many and varied issues people

come to me with.

Two pubs have asked for my

help with disruption caused by

road works (I am helping one by

writing this in the bar).

More seriously, it is really

important that we minimise the

disruption to local businesses and

residents as rebuild and other

work continues – communities

can’t be put on hold for construction.

I am also determined to work

with the city council and others

to effectively address the issue

of street-based sex workers in St

Albans.

The Ombudsman’s Office has

said it will investigate whether

the approach of the city council

to the matter is appropriate. We

need a solution which is fair to

the residents as well as these

workers.

Transport is also critical, especially

for north Christchurch.

You may have seen the road

cones on Cranford St indicating

work on the Northern Corridor –

so avoid that route if you can.

This will be great for people

travelling to or from north of

Christchurch, however, the council

will no doubt have to consider

steps to avoid congestion around

Bealey Ave.

Helping people with problems

with Government or other agencies

is an important part of my

role.

I am getting lots of inquiries

over EQC and insurance issues,

but also inquiries about education,

immigration, city council

issues, financial hardship, accommodation

and many more.

There are a lot of people who

need a hand in navigating how to

address these issues. I am really

PLANNING: Duncan Webb

said one of the issues he

will stay on top of this year is

traffic impact on the north of

the city.

lucky to also have two awesome

people assisting me with this

work, Sonya and Nicolasa.

Lastly, as I write this, I have

received a text from my boss –

the Prime Minister, who is letting

MPs know that she is having a

baby.

A baby is always fantastic news

– and what a great demonstration

of the fact that work and babies

do mix.

She is, of course, lucky that

Clarke can be a full-time dad. I

will give him some hints on how

not to do it when I see him soon.

•If you think I can help you,

or would like to update me

on community matters get in

touch me or Sonya on sonya.

rowell@parliament.govt.nz or

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BEFORE AND AFTER: Photos taken before and after plants

were stolen show how barren the scented garden has become. ​

Readers respond to the

article regarding a spate of

floral thefts at St Albans’

Abberley Park

Mary-ann Thorne – There

is someone in Christchurch who

is starting a garden. Between the

plants stolen out of the Smile

Dial garden in New Brighton,

the St Albans garden and all

the new plantings stolen out

of the new garden beds along

Worcester St, it is the only thing

that makes any sense. I was not

aware of this happening until

late last year when someone stole

my bird bath in the middle of

the day, right off the front lawn.

When I spoke to other people in

the neighbourhood they told me

about this sort of thing happening.

So now we just have to keep

an eye out for a new white and

pink garden with fruit trees and

a bird bath. Some people suck.

Simon Hunter – Don’t make

me rant.

Fendalton, Waimairi and

Harewood Ward readers

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their $100 million in rates

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state and camber of the road. We

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Tuesday January 30 2018 5

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Building robot to beat beach mess

• By Julia Evans

E WEN Wong doesn’t want to

grow up in a world polluted by

plastic.

So the 15-year-old Burnside

High School student has

begun designing a robot to

detect plastic in beaches, rivers

and the ocean.

“While it’s still in early

stages, I’ve already had a lot

of support and direction from

experts like Brendon and

Chris from NIWA, Brendon

from ThisDesign and April

from Limitless who have been

super keen to push my project

along and offer their expertise

which is really exciting,”

E Wen said.

She’s named her robot BIRD,

which stands for Biomimicry

Identification Robot Device

and fortunately it’s also shaped

like a bird.

“As part of this, I am

designing an unmanned aerial

vehicle capable of detecting

and locating macro-plastics

such as plastic bags and bottle

tops using either laser diodes

or machine learning software

to rapidly autonomously

identify rubbish from a camera

feed,” she said.

The plastic will then be

tagged and linked to a crowd

sourced clean-up app that

guides rubbish collectors to

dispose of it, she said.

“It’s only in the design stage

at the moment, but it’s pretty

cool,” she said. “I like the way

technology can be used to help

the environment.”

E Wen has been working

on the designs for her BIRD

through the advocacy

organisation she set up at

school, P.S Our Beaches.

FUTURE: 15-year-old

E Wen Wong is developing

a robot to collect plastic

from beaches in her bid to

spread awareness about

climate change. ​

“It’s all about spreading

awareness about the

environment and climate

change,” she said.

Her passion for the

environment has been

there for as long as she can

remember. But E Wen said it

was when she was 10-yearsold

she started looking into

climate change.

“I got into meteorology and

climatology. I’ve been hooked

ever since then,” she said.

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News

Improving

alleyway

safety in

spotlight

• By Julia Evans

MOTOR-CYCLISTS using

a Fendalton alleyway as a

shortcut may soon have to take

the long route.

City council staff have

investigated possible options

to deter motor-cyclists and

cyclists and improve safety of

pedestrians using the alleyway

on Coldstream Court and

Barlow St following concerns

raised by residents.

Residents complained to the

city council last January and

two bollards were installed.

However, following up at the

end of last year, residents say the

alleyway is still being misused

as visibility is poor.

Resident Hamish Martin

wrote to the city council

describing a collision he saw

between two young cyclists.

In a report to the Fendalton-

Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board, staff said

there are several possible

options for the board to

consider.

One option was a pavement

messaging to remind user to

slow down, another to improve

visibility by lower fences and

the last to introduce a new

fence-style barrier.

The new barriers would

impact on other users of the

alleyway, staff said.

“Generally to stop all motorcyclists

entering access ways the

range of barriers have to be very

severe . . . many members of the

community would not be able

to gain entry such as in their

wheelchairs, mobility scooters,

pushing prams,” the report said.

City council staff said the

preferred option was to improve

visibility between people

nearing the access way by

lowering the height of the two

boundary fences.

MEN IN Papanui have been

given the chance to get fit and

address their mental well-being

through a group.

The Northgate Men’s Group

encourages men to reflect on

their physical activity and health

– in a friendly, social environment

every Friday from 10am

to 11.30am in the Northcity

Church at 95a Sawyers Arms Rd.

“We approached a group who

regularly gather in the northwest

suburbs,” said Sport Canterbury

physical health adviser

Steve Gettings.

“We asked them if they would

consider having a go at some

new activities.”

Gettings the physical activity

team delivers a Green Prescription

service, which supports

people to increase their activity.

“We help them see a connection

between being active and

their greater well-being,” said Mr

Gettings.

“The impact is so much greater

than physical health – it’s about

mental health, emotional health

and social networks.”

The weekly gathering is informal,

designed to encourage new

participants to join at any time

through the term.

•From page 1

But now major arterial routes

have opened heavy vehicles were

not necessary on the “neighbourhood”

and “residential” roads,

Cr Manji said.

“Glandovey Rd west is a

particular example where trucks

don’t need to go,” he said.

There needed to be incentive

and more communication

between freight companies

and residents because bans and

restrictions were hard to enforce,

Cr Manji said.

“The restriction will allow for

some kind of infringement but

by going to freight companies

and saying these roads are out of

bounds and opening a conversation,

that’s a much better way of

Raewyn Bell is the Northgate

community worker who has

worked with Mr Gettings to

make the concept work.

Ms Bell said that offering a relaxed,

social setting is key. “We’ll

see what people like and build on

that.”

One Northgate Men’s Group

regular says his motivation is

doing it.”

A restriction would likely

come under a new Traffic and

Parking Bylaw 2017, which

comes into force on March 1.

The city council will be able to

prohibit or restrict any specified

simple: “It’s important to keep

your body tuned up and keep

fit.”

Another participant sees it

as a valuable opportunity. “The

fellowship is good, the people are

very friendly, and the instructor

is very good. He gives me very

clear instructions on the exercises

and he comes around and

supports you if you need help.”

CONCERN:

City councillor

Raf Manj

said banning

trucks from

all Fendalton

roads would

be hard to

enforce.

PHOTO:

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HUNTER

class of vehicle for its size or the

goods carried if it is unsuitable

on a particular road.

City council head of transport

Richard Osborne said staff

would present the board with a

report regarding the restriction

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Men’s group focuses on health

Fire rages, homes at risk

ACTIVE: The

new Northgate

Men’s Group

meets weekly

in Papanui

to improve

physical and

mental wellbeing.


The first week the group spent

an hour with Dyna-Bands,

focusing on resistance and building

flexibility.

The following weeks were focused

around building strength

and fitness through various

circuits.

They have also been aqua jogging,

most for the first time.

Heavy vehicle restrictions likely for Fendalton

before it formally considered the

restriction.

“Staff will provide information

to the board on the process

for banning heavy vehicles

and will update them on work

that is under way to assess the

implications of such a proposal,”

he said.

Association spokesman James

Wilding said the group was

pleased with the “foreshadowed”

heavy vehicle restrictions.

“Reduced noise and pollution

and fewer safety risks would be

most welcome,” he said.

Mr Wilding said Melbourne,

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few examples of cites that had

successfully restricted heavy

vehicles in residential areas.

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Petition to extend dog park

• By Julia Evans

FEEDBACK AND an online

petition is being sought in a bid

to extend The Groynes dog park.

Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board

member Aaron Campbell has set

up a petition, Extend Groynes

Dog Park – More Park 2 Bark, on

change.org.

And Mr Campbell has been

hard at work putting up signs

around the area seeking feedback

from users.

Said Mr Campbell: “Ninetynine

per cent of the infrastructure

is in place, including suitable

fencing for a dog park bordering

the motorway bypass but there

are no plans to utilise it. Allowing

dogs and their owners in is a

logical and cost-effective use of

the space.”

It comes following setting up

signs to get feedback on the proposal,

which would see a part of a

31ha empty lot leftover from the

Western Belfast Bypass added to

the Northwood dog park.

“An extension wouldn’t be all

of that area but I’m open to hearing

from users. Their input is the

most important thing,” he said.

He launched his bid following

frustration with the slow

• By Julia Evans

A FENDALTON resident

has written to Mayor Lianne

Dalziel calling for trucks to be

banned around Fendalton

Stephen Purcell has lived on

the corner of Fendalton and

west Glandovey Rds for the last

13 years. He wrote Ms Dalziel

a letter detailing the impact

heavy vehicles had on his life,

asking for trucks to be banned.

In the letter he said they

operated from 4.30am-10.30pm

daily. The engine brakes and acceleration

was noisy and made

his house shake.

“They storm through, and the

poor old house shakes like a 3.8

aftershock,” he said.

PALS: Aaron Campbell, with old english sheep dog Winchester,

has launched a bid to extend The Groynes dog park.

city council process and says he

simply wants the public to take

advantage of the space.

“It’s a work in progress.

There’s no long-term plan for the

extension. But I’m trying to get

permission to set up a poster and

start getting feedback from users,”

Mr Campbell said.

“Once you spend a few thousand,

it’ll pretty much take care

of itself from there,” he said.

Resident gains support against trucks

“To say they are noisy would

be an understatement because

we are right on the intersection,

we get engine brakes and air

brakes or a combination of both

when the lights are red.”

Mr Purcell said he has seen at

least 40 accidents at the intersection.

“I have no doubt there

will be fatalities.”

He said making the roads safer

for pedestrians and cyclists

is imperative considering the

number of schools in the area.

“We, along with all our

concerned neighbours, are

hoping and praying something

can be done to rectify this,” he

said.

Mr Purcell has been lobbying

neighbours to join the Glandovey

Idris Straven Residents’

Association – door-knocking

residents.

“One hundred per cent of

residents that were at home

over the two-day period joined

our association, all of them

experiencing the same shaking

when the truck and trailer units

go past,” he said.

The association now has more

than 50 members from Straven

Rd alone.

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you struggle with trucks

or heavy vehicles down

residential streets? Email

your views to julia.evans@

starmedia.kiwi

• By Julia Evans

CHRISTMAS CAME early for

Hank the border collie cross.

After featuring as poster boy

for Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust’s

2018 calendar and more than

two months at the trust, the

two-year-old was adopted on

December 24.

He starred on the front page

of the Nor’West News over

Christmas.

So he now has a new home

– and a new name. He is now

called Gus.

His new owner said he had

come along way in a short space

of time – describing him as a

“dolphin” in the water.

“He is very affectionate and

gaining more confidence as he

gets to know the neighbourhood.

He is very responsive to

commands and appears a quick

and willing learner.”

“I think further down the

track when he is completely

chilled he will enjoy his new

home.”

The bright, lovely and playful

animal, according to trust manager

Pam Howard, had been

without a home since October.

Mrs Howard said many people

had wanted to adopt Gus,

but just weren’t a right fit.

Gus had been at the city

council pound before arriving

at the trust, and had some

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New home and new

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SETTLING IN: With time, Gus

is becoming more relaxed in

his new home.

“quirks” she said.

She described Gus as “resource

guarder” – a dog that

growls and snarls at other

animals and people to stay

away from an object it might be

guarding.

“He just needs an owner that

understands when dogs have

quirks you work with them and

you don’t set them up to fail,”

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St Bede’s starts upgrade

• By Julia Evans

CONSTRUCTION HAS started

on the multi-million dollar

revamp of St Bede’s College.

Work includes replacing the

catholic school’s chapel and

Grimes block classrooms, as

well as earthquake strengthening

and extending its performing

arts centre.

The college also has plans to

build a new 750m 2 sports pavilion

and gym adjacent to the

existing hockey field.

The chapel will cost $3.5 million

and the St Bede’s Old Boys’

Association is rallying to raise

$1.5 million.

The balance will be met by a

$1 million grant from the Society

of Mary and $1 million from

the school’s board of proprietors

insurance.

The college has been without

a chapel since 2012, converting

an old science building to use

for mass.

The chapel was repaired following

the September 4, 2010,

earthquake, but was ultimately

claimed by the February 22,

2011, earthquake, after being

deemed irreparable.

The expansion of the performing

arts centre, which will be

beside the new chapel, includes a

new foyer and toilet area.

It will take up part of the

space which the assembly hall

had occupied before it was demolished.

The rest of that space

will be taken up by the new

chapel.

The proposed Grimes building

will contain two floors

of teaching space for art and

cooking classes with toilets and

a foyer. It will be built on an old

tennis court.

The new sports pavilion

has space for two classrooms,

changing rooms, bathrooms,

first aid space, storage, an officials’

room, and a weights and

gym area.

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lifesaving leaders last year.

RANGI RURU Girls’ School

year 9 students will be getting

into the pool to learn lifesaving

skills.

Lesley Joyce who heads the

lifesaving programme at Rangi

Ruru said the students will

take part in a compulsory programme.

“The skills our girls learn are

both valuable and can be life

saving and it’s for this reason

it’s compulsory for all year 9s to

take part,” she said.

At this level, they learn basic

water safety and lifesaving

skills, including resuscitation

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WORK: Construction has

started on the revamp of St

Bede’s College.

Students learn how

to save lives in the

pool and ocean

which leads to the bronze star

award. With a shortage of

volunteer lifesavers on beaches

around the country, Ms Joyce

said encouraging young people

to take up lifesaving is even

more important.

“We are fortunate to have a

school pool at Rangi Ruru and

indeed it wasn’t until 2014/15

that the Royal Lifesaving Society

saw an increase again in the

number of awards being given

out in Canterbury, with the

earthquakes having damaged so

many pools around the region,”

she said.

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Rangi Ruru,

St Margaret’s

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average

results

for NCEA

STUDENTS FROM around the

country have been waiting with

bated breath to log into their

NCEA accounts to check their

exam results.

St Margaret’s and Rangi Ruru

students performed well above the

national average pass rate of 89.4

per cent for level 1, 92.5 per cent for

level 2, 87.6 per cent

for level 3 and 93.9 per

cent earning university

entrance.

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99.3 per cent of students

achieved level 1,

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3 and 97.9 per cent

achieved university entrance.

At Rangi Ruru, 99 per cent of

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students achieved level 1, 97.5 per

cent passed level 2, 94.8 per cent

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got university entrance. At level 1,

98.1 per cent of certificates were

endorsed with 66 per cent excellence

and 32.1 per cent merit.

At level 2, 86.1 per cent achieved

an endorsement, 40.5 per cent got

excellence and 45.6 per cent merit.

And 78.4 per cent of level 3 certificates

were endorsed, with 39.6

per cent gaining excellence and

38.8 per cent merit.

Rangi Ruru assistant

principal-curriculum Juliet Collins

said the results were very pleasing

but not unexpected.

“We know our students well . . .

so working alongside them closely

means there are no surprises for

us or them in these outstanding

results,” she said.

Ms Collins also cites ongoing

professional upskilling for teaching

staff as crucial to students’ NCEA

results and overall performance.

“When you consider that the jobs

many of these girls will have at the

end of their education don’t even

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Straight sets win

• By Andrew King

PAPANUI’S DIEGO Quispe-

Kim overcame Fendalton’s Liam

Barrett in straight sets to lift the

12 and under national title on

Thursday.

Played at Wilding Park, Linwood,

the tournament saw competitors

from all over the country

vie for singles and doubles titles.

Hillview Christian School’s

Duncan McCall beat Auckland’s

Jack Chapman in a play-off for

third, 6-1, 3-6, 8-10, meaning

Christchurch players took all

three spots on the podium.

Diego, who plays for the

Waimairi club, went through the

tournament without dropping a

set, showing great ability to get

past Liam, 6-3, 6-2, in the final.

He beat Wellington’s Tom Bevan,

6-2, 6-1, in the opening round

before sweeping past Auckland’s

Jamie MacKenzie, 6-4, 6-2.

Diego then met South

Brighton’s Ethan Cooke in the

quarter-final and cruised to victory,

6-2, 6-2.

He played Jack in the semifinal

beating him, 6-2, 6-0.

Te Kura Hagley Park club

head coach Hugo Nurse-Strang

trained Liam and said it was a

fantastic final, played between

two very good young players.

It was great to have Cantabrians

in the top three. I don’t think

that has happened before, we are

normally lucky to have one in

the final, so this is really great,”

he said.

CHAMPION: Papanui’s Diego

Quispe-Kim won the 12 and

under national tennis title.

Diego also played in the doubles

with Auckland’s Rion Suga,

but was beaten in the quarterfinal,

6-0, 6-0, by Nelson’s ​

Finn Burridge and Auckland’s

Dominik Wijntjes.

St Martins School’s Ruby

Young and Hutt Valley’s Rosearna

Stairmand were beaten by

Auckland’s Kristina Bogomazova

and Sasha Situe in straight sets,

6-0, 6-1, in the girls doubles final.

Jack Chapman and Nelson’s

Harry Pugh won the boys doubles

against Auckland’s Lev Gorb

and Jamie MacKenzie, 2-6, 6-3,

10-4.

Sasha beat Kristina in the girls

final, 6-0, 6-1.

• By Andrew King

THERE WERE plenty of gold

medals for north-west schools

competing in the South Island

club rowing championships in

Twizel at the weekend.

Nineteen golds were won by

Christchurch Boys’ High (5), St

Andrew’s College (2), St Bede’s

College (3), Christchurch Girls’

High (1), Rangi Ruru Girls’

School (6), St Margaret’s College

(1), and Christ’s College (1).

Rangi was the pick of the

schools with golds in the open

SPORTS

Rangi’s golden rowing haul

eights, under-16 eights, novice

eights, intermediate eights, under-16

four and under-16 quad

scull.

Rangi also picked up silver

and bronze in the under-19 four.

CBHS won the men’s club

coxed eights in a time of 6min

13.48sec, beating the Blenheim

Rowing Club, 6min 16.06sec,

and Avon Rowing Club, 6min

20.99sec. It also took home gold

in the men’s under-19 coxed

quadruple sculls, men’s under-19

coxed quadruple sculls, men’s

under-19 coxed four and men’s

BIG WINNERS: Rangi

Ruru rowing crews

won the most golds

out of the seven

schools competing

at the South

Island club rowing

championships

in Twizel at the

weekend. PHOTO: ©

STEVE MCARTHUR ​

novice double sculls.

St Bede’s won the men’s intermediate

coxed eights in a time of

6min 42.59sec over CBHS, 6min

48.48sec, and Otago Boys’ High,

6min 58.24sec, as well as the

boys under-16 coxed eights and

boys under-16 coxed four.

The results are a good

platform for crews to work on

with the South Island secondary

school championships on

March 3 and the biggest rowing

event on the secondary school

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Scrabble Group

Tuesday, 9.45am-noon

Go along and play scrabble

with the friendly weekly group.

Exercise your brain and have

fun.

Gold coin donation. Sundbye

House, 100 Farrington Ave

Football at Nunweek Park

Tuesday, 12.10-1pm

Social kick around at

Nunweek Park. It’s free and anyone

is welcome. Also feel

free to share or bring anyone

who might be interested.

Generally it is four or seven to

a side. There is a group list for

this lunchtime football, email

Christchurch.soccer@gmail.

com. Suits those who work

night shift or are free during

the day time near Harewood,

Bishopdale, Papanui, Avonhead,

Wairakei, Burnside.

Nunweek Park, Harewood Rd

Knit ’n’ Yarn

Tuesday, 1-3pm

Take along your knitting,

crochet or any portable craft and

join the friendly group for an

hour or two of companionship

and crafting. Beginners most

welcome.

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library

and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale

Court

Email julia.evans@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

Bridge Club

Wednesday, 11am-2.30pm

A fun, social group to get you

out and nattering over a game

of cards. The Bishopdale Bridge

Club meets every Wednesday for

a few games of cards from 11am

to 2.30pm. New members are always

welcome to go along. Table

fees are $5. Phone president Janet

Stokes on 352 1440 for more

information.

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library

and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale

Court

Scrabble Club

Wednesday, 1-3pm

Go along and enjoy a friendly

game of Scrabble in the library.

There will be boards provided

but you are welcome to bring

your own. No need to book, just

turn up and play.

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library

and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale

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Scrabble Club

Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm

Go along and enjoy a friendly

game of Scrabble in the library.

There will be boards provided

but you are welcome to bring

your own. No need to book, just

turn up and play.

Shirley Library, 36 Marshland

Rd

The Fendalton Library Book Club will meet on Friday, 11am to noon. Go along to discuss

your favourite books and authors with other book lovers. The group is informal and enjoys

serendipity in both fiction and non-fiction books. No booking required just go along when you

like. The group meets on the first Friday of the month.

Go Well Group – Play Rummikub

Thursday, 1-3pm

Go along to Fendalton Library

and play Rummikub. The game

is an exciting, interactive strategy

game that will test your wits.

Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd

Knit ’n’ Yarn

Thursday 2-3pm

Go along and enjoy a chat with

others as you knit. For anyone

who loves to knit or wants to

learn.

Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd.

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Theatre: The Little Prince

Thursday, 7-8.30pm

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his observations and adventures

through an adult world using

masks, puppets and large scale

tricks. The Botanic Gardens will

be transformed as the storytellers

take you on an intergalactic

journey of wildness and whimsy!

A story that will entertain kids

and adults equally, this is an

event for the whole family.

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Friday, 10-11am

These free drop-in sessions are

available to help you with specific

issues such as using email,

searching the internet, using the

library catalogue or any other

general computer related queries.

Go along with your laptop, tablet

or smartphone. No bookings

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Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd

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Friday, 1.30-3.30pm

This weekly card club is on

every Friday, just go along and

join in the fun.

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Rd.

Magic: The Gathering

Saturday, 1-4pm

Take along your Magic: The

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cards or hang out. Snacks are

provided for people ages 8 to

18. Held on the first Saturday of

each month.

Shirley Library, 36 Marshland

Rd

Mah-jong Group

Monday, 2-4pm

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Belly dancing fun

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The new term of Beginners belly dance

classes at Kashmir Belly Dance in South

Brighton starts in February. The class will

be on Monday evenings from February 12

at 6.30pm, while a mixed class (men and

women) will be on Thursday evenings from

February 15 at 7.30pm.

Anyone enrolling and pre-paying by

February 10 will receive a $20 discount.

Enrolments are through the website, www.

bellyraqs.co.nz.

The eight, 75-minute classes comprise an

hour of dance movement and 15 minutes of

background information on belly dancing,

with videos and music.

With one husband and wife already signed

up, instructor Kashmir is encouraging more

men to join the mixed class.

“Belly dancing is not just for women,” she

says. “It is fun and enjoyable for everyone.”

Belly dancing can also be a step on the way

to a new fitness regime, and participants get

to know how their body works through the

various movements, Kashmir says.

Kashmir Belly Dance is located at 8

Drake Street, South Brighton.

Traditional

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For hundreds of years Scottish Country

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society, from royal ballrooms to village halls.

Over the last 100 years it has been developed

to maintain its unique style and music, while

keeping pace with the modern world.

There are Scottish Country Dance clubs

on every continent of the world, which is

testament to the universal appeal of the

dancing. Here in the Christchurch area there

are nine clubs providing the opportunity to

enjoy this pastime Monday to Thursday, plus

a children’s class on Saturday mornings and

combined dances most Saturday evenings.

The health benefits of Scottish Country

Dancing are documented. The physical

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Caledonian - Mon 26th Feb 7.30, Caledonian Hall, Wigram.

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Christchurch - Wed 28th Feb 7.30,St Albans Uniting Church.

Contact: Geraldine 357 0922

Hoon Hay - Wed 21st Feb 7.45, Presbyterian Church.

Contact: Frances 021 257 6207

Scottish Society - Tue 20th Feb 7.30, Scottish Society Hall,

Edgeware.

Contact: Margaret 327 0193

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Contact: Linda 354 6694

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House of Cards is especially renowned

for its teaching and we have taught literally

thousands of beginners as well as improvers,

in Christchurch and around New Zealand.

We have run several national teachers’

conferences and have been instrumental

in creating a national standard for bridge

teachers.

We have also written a whole series of

bridge books for new and improving players

which are widely used in New Zealand,

Australia and the United Kingdom.

We are a friendly, enthusiastic team who

welcome new players. We have four sessions

dedicated especially for the novice player, so

you needn’t feel nervous!

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Classes start:

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We will also introduce you to

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can practice online during your course. It’s a

great way to learn.

Come in and see us. We’d love to meet you.

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become a member

Special environment at

central city health club

Centrally located within Christchurch’s

Heritage Hotel, the Heritage Health Club

allows you to escape the multitudes and train

in a private, tranquil space.

Owned and managed by Ken and Jude

Mackwell, the club offers a 20m indoor

pool, spa and sauna alongside a fully

equipped gym, and an environment where

members feel part of something special,

with personalised service, towels on hand,

a private locker, and no waiting

for equipment.

“We pride ourselves on

our welcoming, friendly

environment without overcrowding,

and fitness options

for a wide range of requirements

including Cardio, Strength

Training, Core Stability, Swim

Training and Rehabilitation

from injury,” Ken explains.

Experienced Personal

Trainers help you maximise

your training sessions and keep

you progressing towards your health and

fitness goals.

Membership packages vary depending

on the membership term. Call 03 377

2122 or 021 977 221 for information, or to

organise a personal tour.

Located at 28-30 Cathedral Square,

the Heritage Health Club is open 6am-

10pm, every day of the year. www.

heritagehealthclub.co.nz

Just step on the mat…

This is the advice given to people who

want to learn aikido, Aikido Shinryukan

Canterbury’s chief instructor Andrew

Williamson says.

“It really is that easy. Of course, every

new student is naturally apprehensive about

beginning a Japanese martial art – we have

all ‘been there’. But to begin you need to take

that first step and it really is not that scary.”

Beginners are eased into training through

basics classes.

“Step by step we build your knowledge.

We focus on beginners understanding the

fundamentals of aikido so they can enjoy

developing their skills. Anyone can do

WORKOUT,

SWIM, RELAX

aikido regardless of age or fitness,” Andrew

says.

“We want students to develop technically

and physically as quickly as they are

capable. We can then introduce them to

more advanced training and international

instructors and build on the total knowledge

base held in our group.”

Aikido Shinryukan Canterbury offers daily

classes for adults and children in Burnside

and Linwood.

For February, beginners may train

for just $20. For more information

phone Andrew, 021 343 672, Website

www.christchurchaikido.co.nz.

Learn a

skill to last

a lifetime

Do you enjoy cards, like

challenges and want to stay

mentally alert? Then discover

Bridge with the Christchurch

Bridge Club.

Established in 1952, the Christchurch

Bridge Club was rebuilt in 2013 after

the earthquake. The largest bridge club

in New Zealand, it has a membership of

approximately 800, from teenagers to 90+

years.

The modern clubrooms are centrally

located in Nova Place, off Barbadoes Street,

with extensive off-street parking.

Lessons are provided by professional

teachers, who utilise the latest technologies

for improved learning that can be practised

at home on the internet. After 10 weeks you

will have developed a skill and passion to last

a lifetime.

The next free beginner’s course commences

on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7.30pm

at the Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova

Place.

Back to Bridge classes for four weeks start

Wednesday, February 7 at 7.30pm. Cost

$25. For further details or to enrol, phone

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Line up for fun –

learn to Line Dance

The dance floor – a place where bills and

responsibility don’t exist, where stress is

gone and nothing matters but the music. The

dance floor is freedom, say the Cathedral

City Line Dancers.

A recent German study tested people

who tried different forms of exercise and

then measured their hippocampuses (the

memory centre of their brains) and those

who did Line Dancing were better protected

from dementia and memory loss.

So, if you like to dance, want a social life

with a friendly bunch of people and a lot of

laughs while exercising your brain, then Line

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Escape the multitudes

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You will quickly appreciate the added luxury that a Heritage Health Club membership brings with access to an indoor

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Experience the Heritage Health Club.

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continuing education

NOR’WEST NEWS

New programmes

at the Christchurch

School of Music

The Christchurch School of Music has

introduced some great new programmes in

2018. Recorder is a wonderful way to begin

a musical journey and this year a beginner

recorder player can learn for just $1 a week!!

For $52 the student will get a group class for

34 weeks, a good quality recorder and a tutor

book!!

For players of wind, brass and percussion

there will be a big band in 2018 and we

are launching it with a weekend workshop

run by big band legend, Rodger Fox. The

workshop will be held from 23-25 February

and is being held in the Catholic Cathedral

College Hall.

For singers there will be two new choirs,

the Christchurch Children’s Choir, an allcomers

choir for 8-12 year olds and the

Christchurch Girls’ Choir, an auditioned

choir for girls aged 10-15. Auditions for the

Girls’ Choir will be held on Wednesday 7

March and audition packs are now available.

The Christchurch School of Music is

a family-oriented community aimed at

providing quality music education in and

around Christchurch.

On a Saturday morning the whole family

can find something to suit. Children from

2-7 years old can join in our experiential

“Take Off with Music” while older children

and adults may opt for group or individual

lessons on a specific instrument (including

voice). Weekday lessons are also available.

Those who already play are welcome to join

in one of the great ensembles which all take

part in regular concerts.

Please contact us via our website www.

csm.org.nz and let us start you on a

musical journey that will bring pleasure

for a lifetime.

Papanui High School

Term 1 2018 night classes

It is nearly time to make those New Year

resolutions so why not begin 2018 by taking

some time for yourself and joining one of the

wide range of nightclasses that are on offer at

Papanui High School.

The start of a new year is the ideal

opportunity to get inspired to get out and

learn something new and meet some new

people. Classes for Term 1 begin from

Monday 12 February and the options are

extensive from Art to Yoga and everything

in between we are sure regardless of your age

or interest you will find something to tempt

you. Classes at Papanui High School are held

in a warm, friendly relaxed environment and

our tutors are supportive and well qualified

in their chosen fields.

We have a range of new courses on offer

for Term 1, if you are particularly interested

in crafts then you will be spoilt for choice as

we offer Mosiacs, Crochet at both beginners

and a more advanced level, Paverpol

Sculpture, Quilting, Silk Embroidery, Soy

Candle Making, Furniture Restoration and

Polishing, Upholstery, Cake Design and

Cheese Making.

For further information and enrolment

in any of our courses please visit our website

www.papanui.school.nz or telephone our

office on 3520701.

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Tuesday January 30 2018 17

continuing education

adult and community

education at Risingholme

community centre

Risingholme Community Centre wish

everyone a very Happy New Year! We also

would like to remind you that now is a good

time to enrol in one of our exciting 2018

classes. There are still spaces available and

we are pleased to have some new classes

for 2018. The term starts on Monday 12

February 2018 and all class information is

available via our website. www.risingholme.

org.nz

Our new classes include Print Making,

Art of Motion and Dance, Art of Creativity

and Motion, Coding and Electronics using

Arduino, Zentangle and Drawing and

Sketching . We are continually developing

new courses based on the information that

we gather from the community, so please

check our website regularly for updates.

Risingholme’s traditional base of art and

craft courses continues to flourish with a

full range available at a number of venues.

They include fabrics, woodwork skills, cake

decorating, health & fitness and well-being,

computing, guitar and photography, cooking

as well as many others.

Have you ever considered learning a new

Language we have a number of these that

will run throughout the year including NZ

Sign, Te Reo Maori, ESOL, Russian Italian,

Arabic, German, Spanish and Italian.

Language classes run at a variety of levels

from Beginners to more advanced.

If you can’t find what you are looking for –

“Tell us what you would like to learn”

For more information on classes at

Risingholme, Riccarton High School,

Christchurch Girls High School, Shirley

Boys High School and Hornby High School,

contact Risingholme Community Centre at

332 7359 or email info@risingholme.org.nz

The full programme for Term 1 is on our

website at http://www.risingholme.org.nz

New classes

at Canterbury

WEA (Workers

Educational

Association)

The Canterbury WEA may be over one

hundred years old and be based in a character

building in the city but that does not mean it

has old ways of thinking or that the courses

it offers are old fashioned.

This term we are offering a number of new

classes to tweak your minds and bodies. Belly

dancing for beginners is a cultural experience

as well as a gentle form of exercise and it is

not just for women. Men are very welcome.

The Nordic walking course begins a bit later

in the term and will be making the most of

Hagley Park and the gardens which are so

close. Kazuko is a multi-talented addition

to our tutor list and her Japanese Culture

course will include music, drums and harp

included, food, Ikebana, calligraphy etc.

the music theory class is for beginners but

is also for those who think they may need

a refresher to help then regain skills and

confidence in reading music.

The Social issues soapbox is a series

of one off sessions with speakers on the

Environment, Housing, new Science,

Politics, Economics etc and speakers we

have include Sam Mahon, Dr’s Sylvia Nissen,

Susannah Finlay, Libby Caygill and others.

People who know what they are talking

about and want to be involved in discussion.

Check our website at cwea.org.nz and

enroll online or call or email us.

Adult and Community

Education Term 1, 2018

Come learn with us

Risingholme Community Centre offers

a wide range of short courses, each term,

at a range of venues.

Risingholme Community Centre

Art (Create with Pastels & Paints, Mixed Media, Watercolour, Painting with

Acrylics), Mindfulness, Cake Decorating, Drawing & Sketching, Embroidery,

ESOL, Fabric & Craft Skills, Guitar, Pottery, Sewing Skills, Upholstery, Using

your Overlocker, Weekend Sewing classes, Yoga, Wood Sculpture, Woodwork,

Woodwork for Women, Zentangle, Weaving, Printmaking.

Christchurch Girls’ High School

Dressmaking, Embroidery, Te Reo Maori, Watercolour Painting, Drawing &

Sketching, Preserving Fruit, Vegetables & Herbs.

Hornby High School

Sewing Skills, Thai Cooking.

Riccarton High School

Calligraphy, Level 3 ESOL IELTS, ESOL Business English Intermediate.

Indian Cooking, Italian Language, NZ Sign Language (a range of levels),

Russian Language, Sewing Skills, Spanish Language, Te Reo Maori, Arabic, A

taste of Egyptian cooking, Picture Framing.

Shirley Boys’ High School

Painting with Acrylics, German Language, Photoshop, Reiki Level 1, Spanish

Language Level 3, Te Reo Maori, Thai Cooking, Website Design, Woodwork,

Yoga (range of classes). Art of Creativity & Expression, Intro to Coding &

Electronics using Arduino, Art of Motion & Dance.

Full details available on www.risingholme.org.nz

Risingholme office at 99 Hawford Road

Phone 332 7359 | Email info@risingholme.org.nz

www.risingholme.org.nz


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Exercise

sharpens young

adult brains

Regular physical activity improves brain function

even in young adults considered in their prime

and at the height of cognitive ability, according to

a University of Otago study.

A body of research already exists showing

aerobic exercise improves brain function

in older adults, but there is a limited

amount of literature on how it affects

young adults.

The Otago researchers, led by

Department of Psychology Senior

Lecturer Dr Liana Machado, set out to

test the oft-held belief that the brains of

young adults in their prime might not

benefit as much as older people from

regular sustained exercise.

They took 52 tertiary students, aged

between 18 to 30, and put them through

a series of cognitive tests on a computer

while measuring oxygen availability in

the frontal lobe of their brains, as well as

their self-reported exercise frequency.

Dr Machado says their “surprising”

findings, just published online in the

journal Psychophysiology, show that

both blood supply to the brain and

cognitive functioning appear to benefit

from regular exercise in young adults.

“This provides compelling evidence

that regular exercise, at least five days per

week, is a way to sharpen our cognitive

ability as young adults – challenging

the assumption that living a sedentary

lifestyle leads to problems only later in

life,” she says.

The research also provides potential

insight into understanding why people

who regularly engage in aerobic exercise

tend to function better on a cognitive

level.

“I think the idea that young people do

not have to worry about exercising since

they are in their prime developmentally

is rapidly being overturned by mounting

evidence that even the brains of young

adults can benefit from regular exercise,”

she says.

“The exercise could involve brisk

walking or more vigorous activity, and

could be made up of a few 10 minute

bouts of exercise, rather than one single

block of exercise,” she says.

The researchers also found that body

mass index was not a key factor in how

well the brain functioned, indicating that

regular engagement in physical activity

may be more important than body

weight.

Dr Machado says she had noticed

over the years that university students

appeared progressively less fit.

“I wondered whether we might find

significant relationships between exercise

levels, oxygen availability in the brain,

and cognition in the young adults, but

no studies had considered this in healthy

young adults.”

These findings come at a time of

increased scientific focus on links

between exercise and cognitive health in

older adults.

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mature & reliable, casual

basis, email cv to info@

affordablecaravans.co.nz

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noun

elegance and sophistication.

synonyms: flair, grace, poise,

polish, suaveness, urbanity,

chic, finesse, taste, class,

comfort, luxury, affluence,

wealth, opulence, lavishness.

MAGAZINE

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Guy would love to meet a

lady to hang out with and

enjoy the simple pleasures

of life. I live on own

,honest and genuine. i like

feminine ladies, peitite and

compact. 0276594425

Retired ex prof

businessman at a loose end

and restless with time on

hands would like to meet

a spunky attractive and

bubbly lady to wile away

time with and try some new

things and a few old ones

together. I’m 5ft 11 96kg

more hair on chest than

top of head, a NS educated

and fun. Theatre, pulling

weeds, movies, people

watching sports on the

couch, dining in and out

are a few of my interests.

If you fancy a great partner

and lots of attention write

to me Colin P O Box 1919

ChCh A picture would be

appreciated. All replies

answered.

60s GENTLEMAN

Seeks a 50/60s well

presented slim lady for

2018 and beyond. I am in

the NW and a non smoker

and social drinker. Tactile

and great compan. Phone

3583634

Wanted To Buy

CASH FOR

STAMPS

Do you have an

Old Stamp or Coin

collection tucked away

somewhere? It could

be worth a fortune!

We are currently Buying

old collections in the

Christchurch area to stock

our retail shop in Riccarton.

Free Appraisal and Cash

Offers on most items.

Call Matt Power

0800 39 24 26

The Stamp Exchange

134a Riccarton Road. Opposite

the Mall carpark.

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture,

Beds, Stoves, Washing

machines, Fridge Freezers.

Same day service. Selwyn

Dealers. Phone 980 5812

or 027 313 8156

TOOLS Garden,

garage, woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

Trades & Services

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

Trades & Services

AAA HANDYMAN

licensed carpenter

LBP, all property and

building maintenance,

repairs, bathroom/shower

installations, with free

quotes 03 383 1927 or 027

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

BRICKLAYER

George Lockyer. Over

35 years bricklaying

experience. UK trained.

Licensed Building

Practitioner number

BP105608. Insurance

work. EQC repairs.

Heritage brickwork and

stonework a speciality. No

job too small. Governors

Bay. Home 329-9344,

Cell 027 684 4046, email

georgelockyer@xtra.co.nz

BUILDER

For all building work

but specialist in bathroom

renovations, 30 yrs

experience, with service

and integrity. Free Quotes.

Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or

0274 367-067.

BUILDER LICENSED

available for all aspects of

building. Please call 027

241-7471 or 335-0265

****************

CARPET & VINYL

Laying. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching,

Email jflattery@xtra.co.nz

ph 0800 003 181 or 027

2407416

ELECTRICIAN

Registered, electrical

installation and repairs,

Gorbie Electrical, ph 021

026 73375 or 03 322 4209

GREENFIELDS

For quality gardening

services call Johnny 022

1983698.

PAINTER AVAILABLE

All aspects in painting.

Very competitive in roofs

and fences. Please call 027

241-7471 or 335-0265

PAINTER

Quality work, I stand by

Canterbury Ph Wayne 03

385-4348 or 027 274 3541

PAINTING

& Decorating Wingfields

Contracting, all interior

& exterior painting & all

forms of interior plastering

& jib fixing, ph Mark 021

171-1586 or 355-5994

PLASTERER

Gib Stopping, Small

job specialty. 30 + years

experience. Ring 0800

387-369

Trades & Services

DRIVEWAYS

Exposed Aggregate

Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

Vicki Keast

Managing Director

P 0274 933 529

E vicki@paintmasters.co.nz

PAINTER

Experts in...

• Wallpapering • Plastering/Crack Repairs

• Interior Painting • Exterior Painting

• Specialty Finishes • Design Advice

PAINTER

Michael Kelly Painters

Locally owned and

operated family

business.

25+ years Experience

• Painting • Wallpapering

• Interior • Exterior

Free Quotes

Courtney Keast

Creative Technician

P 021 571 946

E courtney@paintmasters.co.nz

Phone

Michael 0212 649 492

michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

Trades & Services

PLUMBER

Trades & Services

T.V. SERVICE CENTRE

ALF THORPE Repairs, tvs, microwaves,

PLUMBING Certifying stereos, DVD. Aerial

Plumber for all types of installations and kitsets,

plumbing, maintenance, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03

spouting, alterations etc. 379 1400

Phone 352-7402 or 0274- VHS VIDEO TAPES

350-231

& all camera tapes

SPOUTING CLEANING

converted to DVD, video

Spouting Unblocked,

taping special occasions,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

www.grahamsvideo.co.nz

Out. Also Full Handyman

ph 03 338-1655

Services Available. Call WINDOW CLEANING

Trevor 332 8949 or 021 Average 3 bdrm house

043 2034

inside or out $40. Both

$70. Phone Trevor 344-

STONEMASON 2170

BRICK

&

WINDOW CLEANING

BLOCKLAYER,

Average 3 bdrm house

Earthquake Repairs,

inside or out $40. Both

Grind Out & Repoint,

$70. Phone Trevor 344-

River/Oamaru stone,

2170

Schist, Volcanic Rock,

Paving, all Alterations

new & old, Quality

Workmanship, visit www.

featureworks.co.nz or ph

027 601-3145

Trades & Services

real estate

“NEW YEAR - NEW HOME”

Residential & Business Brokers

JOHN BENTLEY areinz

Ph. 021 386 001

jbentley@actrix.co.nz

Licensed agent REAA 2008

ROOF RESTORATIONS

• Roof Restoration

• Painting/Decorating

• Moss Treatments

• 25+ years experience

• Personal service

• Gutter Cleaning

• Leaks

Paul Jefferies - 021 235 9552

allaspectsroofpaint@gmail.com

spouting

• $500 donation to your

sports club/team/

charity etc

(special conditions apply)

• 1 call calls us all (9 agents)

FREE AppRAisAls/NO ObligAtiON

Competitive commission rates

www.superiorspouting.co.nz

Ph. Jem 0277 515 250

0800 751 525


NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Tuesday January 30 2018 23

What’s On

Entertainment

To advertise, contact

Jo Fuller 027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

MERMAIDS CREATE

MEMORABLE MUSICAL MAGIC

AUCKLAND’S premier corporate covers

band - e Mermaids - plays the Hornby

WMC on Saturday 17th February.

One of New Zealand’s most successful

acts, e Mermaids, create memorable

musical magic with performances designed

from their extensive song selection.

Material ranges 40's into 50's rock and roll,

60's pop, 70's disco and 80's as well as

modern techno. eir versatile repertoire

has made them a popular choice with

national and international corporate and

private events.

‘Famous for their roasts!’

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

Kid's SPECIAL

Two courses

Seniors SPECIAL

Two courses

$10

We are family friendly. Great Kids menu plus designated play area.

Soup/Roast or

Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

$20

Start your

day with us

We are open from 6.30am

Cooked

breakfasts

$18

Check out our extensive

breakfast menu from

Continental to Cooked

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

Appearing at the Hornby WMC for the

very first time, the group made up of

accomplished female vocalists Joe Cotton

(TrueBliss), Amber Claire (At 17) and

Pauline Berry, along with legendary

keyboardist Stuart Pearce (Hello Sailor; Poi

E), will present an evening celebrating the

magic and musical genius of ABBA.

Epic hits including Waterloo, Does Your

Mother Know, Lay All Your Love On Me,

Ring Ring, Mama Mia, Super Trooper, Take

A Chance On Me, Dancing Queen, ank

You For e Music, Fernando and SOS will

be performed in fantastic costumes from

the glam rock era of ABBA.

Don’t miss this chance to see one of New

Zealand’s top acts at the Hornby WMC on

Saturday 17th February 2018. Tickets are

$20, on sale now at the club office, Carmen

Rd, phone 03 349 9026. Members, guests &

affiliates welcome.

FEATURE BUFFETS COMING UP

What’s On

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

MEMBERS LUCKY

CARD DRAW

DOWNSTAIRS

CLUB BISTRO

Open Tuesday to Saturday

from 12pm - 2pm

& from 5pm.

DINE BY THE SEA!

UPSTAIRS

Pierview Restaurant

Open from 5.30pm Friday, Saturday

and Sunday, and for

Sunday Brunch from 10.30am to 2pm.

SUNDAY NIGHT BUFFET

LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

SUNDAY BUFFET : $25pp

Sunday 25th February, from 5.30pm

NEXT BUFFET : BOOK NOW!

202 Marine Pde | Ph 388 9416 | www.newbrightonclub.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome

SERVING

HAPPY HOUR

5PM - 7PM DAILY

Lunch & Dinner : All you can eat, 7 days

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088

fb.com/GardenHotelRestaurant www.gardenhotel.co.nz

OUR CABINET ITEMS

ARE HOMEMADE

CREATED FRESH ON SITE DAILY

$12

LUNCH

SPECIALS

COFFEE

HAPPY

H O U R

2PM-4PM

DAILY

$3.50

Offer available for a limited time

and includes tea, hot chocolate

MON: ROAST MEAL

TUE: FISH & CHIPS

WED: FISH BURGER

THU: ROAST MEAL

SAT: FISH & CHIPS

AVAILABLE

FROM

11.30AM-2PM

FOR A

LIMITED TIME

Live Music this Saturday: MANDI MILLER

PHONE 385 8880 FIND US ON FACEBOOK fb.com/GBCCHCH

THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX | 110 MARSHLAND RD

www.gardenhotel.co.nz | phone 385 3132

H ORNBY

WORKINGMEN’S

CLUB

PLAYING THIS

WEEKEND

FRIDAY 7PM:

JO’S KARAOKE

SATURDAY, 4.30PM:

ROBBIE DREW

SATURDAY, 8PM:

REMINISCE WITH

ANTHONY

OPEN DAILY

HERE’S SOME OF OUR TASTY SUMMER DISHES

Ceasar Salad

Thai Beef Salad

Steak Sandwich

Club CAFE

GF & V options available

LUNCH & DINNER DAILY

COMING UP

SAT.17.FEB.8PM. TICKETS $20

FAMILY FRIENDLY DINING

Chalmers Restaurant

CARVERY DINNER

$22.50

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY FROM 5.30PM

DINE BEFORE 6.30PM & DESSERT’S FREE

SUNDAY NIGHT BUFFET $27

EVERY SUNDAY FROM 5PM-8PM

The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Rd | Hornby

www.hornbywmc.co.nz | Members, guests & affiliates welcome


24 Tuesday January 30 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

NOR’WEST NEWS

FREE TRAINING

SERIES

February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

March 6th, 13th

South Hagley Park

(by the netball courts)

Meet at 6.15pm, run at 6.30pm

Free entry, all welcome

Are you up for it?

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