2 Tuesday February202018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi get in touch from the editor’s desk THERE’S ONLY one way to stop Environment Canterbury cutting bus services in Papanui: People power. And that is what local city councillor Mike Davidson is calling on as he prepares to fight the change that could affect more than 100,000 commuters. Submissions on ECan’s plan and the axeing of other bus routes across Christchurch, open on Monday. If there is overwhelming support for the routes to stay, ECan will be duty bound to keep them. It’s called democracy. And we still live in a democratic society. Submissions open on Monday. Go to www.ecan.govt.nz and search for the link. And on another Mike Davidson note (also page 1), well done for completing the Coast to Coast, and losing about 20kg getting there. – Barry Clarke GENERAL ENQUIRIES Ph 379 7100 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Ph 379 1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd PO box 1467, Christchurch starmedia.kiwi Rangi Ruru powhiri Welcome back to school New students and staff were introduced with a kapa haka performance and powhiri. Page 7 great food Classic Kiwi cuisine Pick up some lamb chops, kumara and tomatoes at Raeward Fresh and follow this simple recipe. Page 11 community events NOR’WEST NEWS Learn to play mahjong Go along to the Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd, from 2-4pm on Monday to have a go at mahjong, a fun tile-based game developed in China. NEWS Julia Evans Ph: 021 914 742 email@example.com ADVERTISING Monique Maynard Ph: 364 7474 monique.maynard@ starmedia.kiwi Javier Balcazar Ph: 982 9308 javier.balcazar@ starmedia.kiwi Page 13 The best-read local newspaper, delivered to 16,717 homes every Tuesday Harewood, Burnside, Bishopdale, Bryndwr, Fendalton, Merivale, St Albans, Mairehau, Papanui, Casebrook, Redwood, Regents Park, Styx Mill, Northwood, Belfast, Strowan. canterbury modified, saloon & production saloon champs plus super stock remembrance champs sat, february 24 th 7pm start doubledays road kaiapoi infoline 03 364 8833 www.woodfordglen.co.nz adults $20, seniors $10, children $5, under 5 yrs Free family pass $40 (2 adults & up to 4 children 14yrs & under) Discover Christchurch’s best priced pet accommodation • New cat & dog groomer straight from the USA • Daycare - all breeds • Long stay/ short stay Call now to book in your fur baby - inspections welcome anytime! ALAmeDA keNNeLS & cAttery 271 Dyers Road | Ph 384 1297 www.alameda.nz CELEBRATING 2 YEARS of our Christchurch branch FREE Quotation FREE Installation FREE Aluminium Track for Christchurch customers PROFESSIONAL CUSTOM MADE CURTAINS 25 Picton Avenue Riccarton, Christchurch P 349 4888 E firstname.lastname@example.org www.officinevoluptas.co.nz Letterbox Advertising Flyers and Newspaper Inserts DESIGN We offer professional design services. PRINT We print your gloss mailers and letterbox flyers. Delivery Canterbury wide coverage or targeted zone deliveries. FREE QUOTES Contact: Michaela Malloch P: (03) 379 7100 or 021 932 177 E: email@example.com Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps Commercial and Residential • Daikin • Fujitsu • Mitsubishi • Gree • Panasonic • Toshiba • Hitachi Heat pumps installed from $2,495 * *Conditions apply. Back to back installations 3 metre pipe run. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.pshc.co.nz
NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday February202018 3 News Student to take on Olympic champ • By Julia Evans USAIN BOLT once raced a cheetah and lost by four seconds. Now another iconic race is set to take place as a Christchurch Boys’ High School rower will go head to head against two-time Olympic gold medallist Eric Murray in an erg challenge. The student, who is yet to be chosen, will have to be the school’s best as Murray holds the world record on a rowing machine of 18,728m in an hour. Murray will take on the student over 500m at CBHS on March 1. With Maadi Cup on March 19-24, the school’s rowing teams have organised the event as a fundraiser to help get them to the regatta at Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel. Attendees will be able to guess how close the CBHS rower can get to Murray’s time, with a prize going to the person with the closest guess. Organiser Marco Woelders said with the students and parents living and breathing rowing over the last few months, everyone is looking forward to the evening with one of the world’s best. “This guy is a legend,” Mr PHOTO: RICARDO DE SOUSA Woelders said. “It’s always inspirational to hear from someone who has achieved an incredible amount with such dedication CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: As part of a fundraising initiative by CBHS rowing teams to get to the Maadi Cup next month, a student will race two-time Olympic rowing gold medallist Eric Murray. and focus.” Murray’s first Maadi Cup was with Pukekohe High School in 1997. But it wasn’t until 1999 that he was part of the winning under-17 quad at the regatta. He won his first world championship medal as a member of the national coxless four at the 2007 World Rowing Championships, where he met Hamish Bond. The coxless pair then went on to win three world championships, two Olympic golds and a couple of Halberg awards. Murray will spend some time fielding questions from the crowd while meeting and chatting with audience members throughout the evening. “We will also name the two newest Laszlo boats joining our fleet ready for racing at the South Island secondary schools rowing championships and Maadi Cup this year,” Mr Woelders said. Tickets for the race can be purchased for $45 from the CBHS office on Straven Rd, or through Ricardo De Sousa at email@example.com or 022 416 6270. Local News Now In Brief Fire rages, homes at risk OLD PLUNKET BUILDING Repair work has started on the former Redwood Plunket building before it can be turned into a community facility. The garden outside the Plunket rooms on Main North Rd will be tidied up by Citycare. The community has expressed an interest in maintaining the garden. EDGEWARE POOL COST The St Albans Pool and Pavilion Group is waiting on cost estimates for the proposed redevelopment of the Edgeware Pool. The group has organised a fundraising quiz night at Bailies Bar and Restaurant on Friday. Tickets are $10 for teams of four to six people. GRANT FOR NETBALLER Papanui High School student Kyla- Jaye Ngahireka Bartlett has been granted $250 by the Papanui-Innes Community Board. She will use the money to attend the Aotearoa Maori National Netball Oranga Healthy Lifestyle tournament in Gisborne from March 29 to April 3. NOT ABANDONED In Nor’West News last week a property at 21 Francis Ave was incorrectly identified as being abandoned. This is not the case. Nor’West News apologises for the error. INGHAM’S LAZY SUNDAYS All Girl Big Band Sunday 25 Feb, 3.30–5pm Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens The magnificent All Girl Big Band play full sections of trombone, trumpet, sax and rhythm with class and style. Add two powerhouse vocalists and you’ll be blown away! Put summer into your Sundays with Ingham’s Lazy Sundays. ccc.govt.nz/summertimes FREE Who knew it would be so wonderful tohear my grandkids play music poorly Merivale Hearing Clinic 24b Church Lane Call now: 356 2324 Greg Foote, Audiologist Book an appointment today, Consultations by appointment only.