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POIGNANT: CTV Building survivor Maryanne Jackson says the new memorial at the site, which includes stones with her

colleagues’ names on them, is a peaceful place to remember those lost.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Seven years on we remember

• By Bridget Rutherford

ON FEBRUARY 22 every year,

families, friends and survivors

meet at the CTV site to

remember loved ones who were

killed there.

And today, on the seventh

anniversary of the tragedy, they

will have a newly-landscaped

site to honour those who died.

The site, on the corner of

Madras and Cashel Sts, has been

transformed into a peaceful

memorial to honour the 115

people killed when the building

collapsed during the February

2011 earthquake.

Last night a blessing was

scheduled to open it to the

public.

Maryanne Jackson was the

only CTV employee who was

in the building to get out when

the magnitude 6.3 earthquake

struck.

She ran from her ground

floor desk when the shaking

started. The building collapsed

behind her, claiming 16 of her

colleagues.

“It’s a day that we won’t forget.

It’s etched in all our minds.

Sometimes it feels just like

yesterday and other times it feels

like a long time ago.”

Ms Jackson said the new

memorial, which incorporates

part of the building’s

foundations, would be a nice

place to visit and reflect.

The trees are beautiful, I

think that’s lovely.”

Part of the site is grassed and

natives, flowers and cherry

blossom trees are planted in the

middle.

•Turn to page 8

Water

bottling

companies

won’t

have to

pay for

city’s

water

• By Bridget Rutherford

THE CITY council has no power

to make bottling companies

pay a levy for the millions of

litres of water they take from

Christchurch aquifers and export.

The city council’s lawyers investigated

if a special charge could be

imposed on bottling companies

so the money could be put back

into Christchurch.

But lawyers say the city council’s

hands are tied.

“We can’t charge a targeted water

rate, because the legal purpose

of such a rate is to pay for the cost

of our pipe networks rather than

the water itself,” the city council’s

draft Long Term Plan said.

Water bottling companies have

to pay for a resource consent and

ongoing operating costs, but not

for the water itself.

The issue is contentious. More

than 80,000 people signed a petition

to stop China-based Cloud

Ocean Water being allowed to

extract and bottle more than

1.5 billion litres a year from the

former Kaputone Wool Scour in

Belfast.

“We’ve explored a targeted rate,

but there’s nothing because we

don’t provide the infrastructure

for them. It’s very difficult to do

that,” city councillor Vicki Buck

said yesterday.

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Thursday February 22 2018

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News.....................................3-17

THERE’S something not quite

right about private business being

able to take the city’s water, bottle

it and make lots of money.

The city council (see page

1) can’t even legally put a levy

on the water so Christchurch

ratepayers can reap some benefit

from what is essentially theirs.

A deal between Labour and NZ

First during coalition negotiations

has seen to that.

The parties are revisiting the

issue but don’t hold your breath,

it will take a while.

As city councillor Aaron

Keown says: “Water should be

owned by the people, it’s like air.”

Hard to argue with that.

Today will be a very sad day

for 185 families both here and

overseas.

It’s hard to think seven years

have gone by since that terrible

moment in Christchurch’s history.

Everyone who was here will

always forever remember where

they were at 12.51pm and what

they did next.

So spare a thought for those

families who lost someone on

that awful day.

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This week in history saw an 8.5m 21, 1983, a friendship link with

totara log removed from the Gansu Province, China, was

Avon River near the Barbadoes established under a sister city

St bridge on February 20, 1979. programme. On February 25,

A remnant of the pre-Polynesian 1908, the Theatre Royal opened

forests, it had been buried (right). It received damage in the

beneath the river for centuries. February 22, 2011, earthquake,

On February 21, 1853, Inwoods it has been repaired and is now

flour mill began operation in named the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Straven Rd. On February 21, On February 23, 1916, the Red

1910, Lord Kitchener visited Cross Society (NZ Branch) and

the city. On February 21, 1972, the Central Council of the Order

Adelaide became Christchurch’s of St John held their first meeting

first sister city. On February in Christchurch.

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Bowled ’em – eight times!

14-year-old

swing bowler

blitzes the

batsmen

• By Gordon Findlater

MOST CRICKETERS will

never know what it’s like to take

eight wickets in one innings

let alone conceding just one

run while doing it. Lachlan

Messervy-Siohane is not like

most cricketers.

On Saturday, the 14-yearold

St Thomas of Canterbury

College bowler single-handedly

swept aside the Riccarton High

School second XI in a 45-over

match with figures of 8/1.

Perhaps most impressively

was the fact none of Lachlan’s

teammates had to lend a hand in

his eight-wicket-haul. They were

left to watch in awe as Lachlan

clean-bowled all eight of his

victims.

“Mum was really excited, she

told me she could have almost

cried,” said Lachlan.

Lachlan was understandably

happy with his efforts.

However, he was “gutted” not

to have taken one of the two

opportunities he had to claim a

hat-trick.

THe right-arm medium-pace

bowler has already played for

the school’s first XI. However,

on Saturday he turned out for

the second XI so he could bowl

more overs. The plan didn’t

REMARKABLE: 14-year-old St Thomas student Lachlan Messervy-Siohane bagged eight

wickets for one run during a match at the weekend.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

work. Lachlan only bowled

three overs, mainly due to the

fact he bowled the opposition

out in less than 30min for just

19 runs.

St Thomas’ lost an early

wicket in their run chase. That

bought in Lachlan at No 3 who

scored 16 of the required 20

runs to secure the nine-wicket

win.

THe game was over so quickly

Lachlan managed to make it

home in time for lunch.

THe young swing maestro

may not be turning out for the

second XI for too much longer.

St Thomas teacher and first XI

coach Ben Rapson will have a

hard time leaving Lachlan out of

his attack going forward.

“When I first heard about

it I wanted to know if it was

accurate. I tracked him down

at school on Monday and was

amazed, but he was pretty

casual about it,” said Rapson.

Court appearance for burglary ring suspects

• By Andrew King

THE ALLEGED burglars who

rented a motel room under a

false name and used it as a base

to raid a number of homes,

reappeared in the district court

yesterday.

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Grey, Kieran Levi McGeorge,

Alexander James McCormick,

Elise Van Dam and Mere Aroha

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McGeorge were remanded on

bail until the same date. Detectives

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yesterday charged with committing

a burglary with a weapon, burglary,

theft from a vehicle and theft. He

was remanded until May to speak

with his new counsel after he was

unhappy with the first lawyer’s

advice. It is alleged he entered

hairdresser Emely van Ras’ home

at about 3am, demanded money

from her and threatened her with a

knife. She used a ceremonial Fijian

“skull crusher” to hold him off.

BUS INTERCHANGE

The city council is to spend $23

million buying the central city’s

bus interchange off the Crown. It

has set aside the money in its 10-

year Long Term Plan budget. The

Lichfield St interchange cost $53

million to build. It opened in 2015.

CAMPERVAN PARK TRIAL

A campervan-friendly car park

is being trialled in the central

city to encourage tourists. The

park is on Manchester St between

Gloucester and Worcester Sts. It is

not available overnight and has a

small parking fee for stays longer

than an hour. ChristchurchNZ

industry partnership manager

Caroline Blanchfield said most

campervan renters weren’t

coming into the central city

because they believed there was

only limited parking.

HERITAGE REPAIRS

The Central City Landmark

Grant fund could be scrapped

for the next three years so the

city council can pay for its own

heritage building repairs. The

fund, which has $1.9 million in

it each year, was set up after the

February 22, 2011, earthquake so

private heritage building owners

could apply for funding to repair

their buildings. But as part of its

long term plan, the city council

is proposing to stop dishing out

these grants so the money can be

used on its own heritage projects.

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Thursday February 22 2018

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Fire rages, homes at risk

SWELL: The New Brighton Pier was hammered by huge surf yesterday.

PHOTO: JOHN STEWART

Pier scaffolding crumbles

• By Julia Evans

SCAFFOLDING broke loose

from the New Brighton Pier, as

waves generated from Cyclone

Gita battered it.

The city council said one

of the scaffold gantries on the

pier had fallen into the sea following

the high tide and large

waves yesterday.

Staff removed scaffolding

boards and wound down

operations on the pier deck as a

precaution.

There is likely to be debris

near the beach that poses a

potential hazard to surfers,”

staff said.

Contractors have been working

since the start of the year to

repair columns that sustained

damage in the February 22,

2011, earthquakes.

Contractors work in the scaffolding,

which hangs over the

side of the pier.

The $9.7 million pier repairs

are scheduled to be completed

by March.

Companies avoid water charges

•From page 1

“We are keen to do something,

we just can’t find it within the law.”

The city council is now

asking for feedback from

the public through the Long

Term Plan on what other

ideas people may have, she

said.

Cr Buck said if the

Government imposed a

water tax for bottling, the

city council wanted the

money to go back into

Christchurch.

“If they [bottling companies]

are going to do it, at least they

should pay something back to the

community in which they take it

from.”

Labour scrapped its water

tax policy during coalition

negotiations with NZ First, but a

spokesman said work was under

way to revisit it just for water

bottling companies.

Because of that, the Government

Of the 16 consents issued in

Canterbury that include water

bottling purposes, six are in

Christchurch. Some of not been

exercised yet.

They include:

•677 Marshland Rd, Ouruhia –

Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) Ltd; has

been exercised,

•Two at 66 Belfast Rd, Belfast –

could not answer specific questions

on the issue, he said.

Christchurch water bottling

consents make up

about five per cent of all

consents.

Environment

Canterbury controls

the resource consent

application.

ECan principal consents

adviser Philip Burge said

when it received a water

take consent application,

it looked at the volume being taken

and the environmental effect.

“It’s not our role to make a

judgement on the merits of the

purpose for which the water is

sought.”

City councillor Aaron Keown

said he did not mind water

bottling, as long as the city got a

cut. The money could be used to

keep rates down, he said.

“Water should be owned by the

people, it’s like air.”

Vicki Buck

Rapaki Natural Resources Ltd;

have not been exercised,

•707 Hills Rd, Marshland – Mr

A J & Mrs A L Dillon; has been

exercised

•2 Matipo St, Riccarton – Sanford

Ltd; has been exercised.

•20 Station Rd, Belfast – Cloud

Ocean Water Ltd; has not been

exercised.

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Thursday February 22 2018 5

GOOD TIMES THIS

SUMMER

Break-in investigation ‘ongoing’

• By Matt Nippert

POLICE investigating suspicious

break-ins of a prominent China

researcher appear to have

initially put the case on ice with

a low priority.

Last week it was revealed

Canterbury University Professor

Anne-Marie Brady’s Upper Riccarton

home was burgled.

She told an Australian parliamentary

committee she believed

the break-in

was linked to

her work detailing

China’s

influence

campaign in

New Zealand.

Jacinda Ardern

Prof Brady

said computers,

phones

and USB drives were taken

during the burglary last week.

The event followed a similar

intrusion at her campus office in

December and the recent receipt

of an anonymous letter warning

she was being targeted by pro-

Beijing interests.

A letter dated Monday, sent by

Christchurch police to Prof Brady

about the case, said investigating

officers had no leads and the matter

was being sent to the Canterbury

file management centre.

“After looking at all the available

evidence we have not been

able to find out who is responsible

. . . unless more information

or evidence is found, we can’t

proceed any further with this

case,” the letter said.

But yesterday a police spokesman,

presented with the letter,

sought to clarify matters: “These

matters are ongoing and continue

to be under investigation.”

The apparent about-face

followed Prime Minister Jacinda

Ardern expressing concern at

the break-in revelations at her

post-Cabinet press conference

on Monday. She has requested

a briefing on the matter from

spy agency the New Zealand

Security and Intelligence

Service.

Yesterday morning on Radio

NZ, Ms Ardern restated her

concern over the Brady case and

noted she would be in touch

with agencies probing the matter.

The police obviously are

completing their investigation

– and I see they’re seeking the

room and space to do that before

drawing any conclusions,” she

said.

CONCERN:

Canterbury

University

Professor

Anne-Marie

Brady’s home,

and campus

office, has

been burgled.

Careful not to single out

China by name, Ms Arden said:

“Foreign interference does come

from a range of sources, and we

should be wise to every source

and make sure we’re doing all

we can to protect ourselves from

that.”

Australia’s Clive Hamilton,

an academic at Charles Sturt

University, said the Brady case

was being “closely followed” by

China researchers internationally

because she was a wellregarded

voice in academia. The

burglaries were “very disturbing”.

– NZ Herald

Strike notice

issued at port

THE RAIL and Maritime

Transport Union yesterday issued

notice of a 24-hour strike planned

for Lyttelton on March 8.

Mediation with the Lyttelton

Port Company yesterday failed to

reach an agreement on a new collective

contract for 200 waterfront

workers.

The union now wants Mayor Lianne

Dalziel and city councillors

to help resolve stalled contract

negotiations.

It was the 22nd meeting since

bargaining started last July.

LPC is pushing for more efficient

roster alignment and is

offering annual salary increases of

at least three per cent.

The union says it has no objection

to a 24/7 roster, but says

the pay increase is not enough to

accept the changes.

It has also raised safety concerns

about the management of

fatigue. The union wants a working

group set up to investigate the

issue and come back with recommendations

before any changes

are made.

LPC is a wholly-owned subsidiary

of Christchurch City Holdings

Ltd, the city council’s commercial

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Fire rages, homes at risk

‘Miracle’ no one killed in fiery crash

• By Andrew King

TWO MEN are lucky to be alive

after their ute somersaulted

into a tree line and “burst into

flames” after crashing with

another car.

The 18-year-old driver and his

passenger were able to get out of

the vehicle before it caught fire

on Friday about 7.40pm near

Rolleston.

The other vehicle, which had

five family members in it, hit

a power pole, breaking it off

at the base which brought an

electrical transformer down on

the bonnet.

All seven involved in the

Springston Rolleston Rd crash

were from the Selwyn area,

police said.

One person was taken to

Christchurch Hospital with

moderate injuries, a St John

spokesman said.

Rolleston chief fire officer Nigel

Lilley said he has no idea how it

was not a fatal crash when they

found one vehicle completely

engulfed in flames which spread

100m down a tree line and

threatened a nearby house.

They were lucky they got out

of the vehicle because, if we had

to cut them out, they would not

have been here,” he said.

Senior Constable Andy

Williamson said it was a complete

LUCK: One person was

taken to Christchurch

Hospital with moderate

injuries after a twovehicle

smash near

Rolleston on Friday.

(Right) – A family of

five was in one of the

vehicles which hit a

power pole after the

crash.

miracle no one was killed, but

he could not elaborate on how

the crash happened until an

investigation was completed.

“Generally speaking, if people

drove more defensively, then

some of these crashes wouldn’t

happen,” he said.

On Thursday, Malcolm

Lawrence Brierley and Margaret

Anne Brierley, both 65 and from

the United Kingdom, were killed

at the intersection of Shands and

Blakes Rds, Prebbleton, after a

crash with a truck.

The serious crash unit is still

investigating the Prebbleton

incident.

Facebook robber

accused faces

new charges

• By Andrew King

A MAN accused of robbing at

knifepoint people selling items

on Facebook has appeared in the

district court facing new charges.

Nicali Joseph Stepancic, 22,

was arrested on November 6 and

charged with five counts of aggravated

robbery and two counts of

breaching conditions.

He now faces two charges of

unlawfully taking a motor vehicle,

two charges of unlawful possession

of a firearm and perverting the

course of justice.

He was remanded in custody

yesterday to reappear in May.

When he was led away he let out a

big laugh.

Police allege Stepancic would lure

victims to Shortland St, Aranui,

where he would threaten them with

a knife and steal cellphones.

It’s alleged he would set up to

meet the victim through ‘buy and

sell’ Facebook pages.

Detective Mike Kneebone said

after the arrest, transactions should

always be completed in a public

place in sight of CCTV cameras.

He said if you are uncomfortable

with the person you’re dealing

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Quake anniversary

Thursday February 22 2018

The Star

Watch the memorial

service at www.star.kiwi

Report outlines growth

POIGNANT: CTV Building survivor Maryanne Jackson says the

new memorial at the site will be a good place to remember and

reflect on those lost there seven years ago.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

We remember

•From page 1

There is a water feature and a

place where flowers and mementos

can be put.

Three car parks remain on

the memorial site next to where

the regional television station’s

entrance used to be. The faded,

painted outline of CTV appears

on each.

In the middle sits a pile of river

stones – each with a name of

someone who died there.

Ms Jackson said every year, a

group of CTV colleagues, families

and friends met at the site.

“We could pick up a stone and

talk about that person and say a

few funny things about them and

the good times we had together.”

She said those lost would never

be forgotten. “We will always

remember them. They were doing

their jobs. They were all very

creative and talented people who

were passionate about CTV. They

all enjoyed working there – we all

did. We were like a family.”

Otakaro Ltd did the site

landscaping.

TENS OF thousands of new

homes have been consented in

Canterbury since the February

22, 2011, earthquake.

Statistics NZ said yesterday

Canterbury’s building costs and

rents had risen faster than in

other parts of the country.

The figures came in a report

to mark seven years since the

devastating earthquake.

In the seven years to September,

36,431 new homes were consented

in Canterbury, up more

than 10,000 when compared

with the seven years before the

earthquakes.

The cost of building a new

home in Canterbury, excluding

land, rose 52 per cent in the eight

years to September, compared

with 40 per cent nationally.

During the same period, rents

rose 18 per cent in Canterbury

– the same rise as experienced

nationally.

Between September 2012 to

September last year, 17 per cent

more people were employed

compared to the period straight

after the February 2011 earthquake.

Many of the jobs were in

construction, retail, and accommodation.

By June 2012,

Christchurch’s population had

RISING: Since 2013, retail trade in Christchurch has gradually

grown, with developments such as the BNZ Centre opening.

fallen by more than 20,000 from

2010, as people moved away.

It returned to pre-earthquake

levels last year.

In terms of retail trade, before

the earthquakes it showed

similar growth to the national

level. It fell during 2011 and

2012. Since 2013, it has gradually

recovered. Retail and hospitality

growth in Christchurch then

surged ahead of the national

growth and maintained the

gap until 2016.

Large retail and hospitality

developments such as the BNZ

Centre, ANZ Centre and The

Crossing have now opened.

The number of people visiting

Christchurch has nearly

returned to pre-quake levels. The

most common people to visit

were tourists, followed by friends

and family visiting.

The report found accommodation

capacity, although steadily

increasing, was still 12 per cent

lower than before the quakes.

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What’s happening today

A number of events and

services will be held

today to commemorate

the seventh anniversary

of the February 22, 2011,

earthquake. Here are some

of the public events

Civic Service – A civic

service will take place today

opposite the Canterbury Earthquake

National Memorial to

commemorate the seventh anniversary

of the February quake.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

will speak at the 45min public

service. It will start at 12.30pm

on the corner of Montreal St

and Cambridge Tce. This year’s

service would be jointly hosted

by the city council and Quake

Families Trust. “The memorial

has become a special place to the

families and friends of those 185

names etched into the memorial

wall, and has truly become

a place for the community to

come together and reflect on

our shared experiences,” Mayor

Lianne Dalziel said.

REMEMBERING: A civic service will be held at the Canterbury

Earthquake National Memorial today at 12.30pm.

River of Flowers – Five sites

along the Avon River will have

River of Flowers events today

running between 12.30pm and

1.30pm. The Avon Loop Planning

Association will host one at

Otautahi The Bricks at the Barbadoes

St bridge. Another will

be held at the former Medway St

Bridge site, which will be supported

by Avebury House and

the Avon-Otakaro Network. The

Wainoni Avonside Community

Services will host one. It would

have a pre-service at Wainoni

Methodist Church, before walking

across to the river. There will

be another hosted by the Burwood

Christian Centre at the

Avondale bridge riverbank, and

the last will be at the Christchurch

Yacht Club car park in

Moncks Bay. People can go

along with flowers to drop in the

river. Further information can

be found at http://www.flourish.

org.nz/river-of-flowers.html

Earthquakes and

Butterflies – A play to

commemorate the seventh

anniversary will open tonight.

Earthquakes and Butterflies

will be performed at the

Transitional Cathedral until

Sunday. Directed by Helen

Moran, the play is based on a

book by Kathleen Gallagher. It

will be presented by Wickcandle

and Imagine Theatre. The

play is shaped by the life

stories of a group of people

whose lives “criss-cross” like

fault lines under the city. For

times and tickets, visit https://

www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/

earthquakes-butterflies-7thanniversary-theatre-event/

christchurch

CTV Building site – A

private ceremony was held

last night to bless the newlylandscaped

CTV Building site.

The site, on the corner of Madras

and Cashel Sts, has been turned

into a peaceful memorial site.

It is now open for the public to

visit.

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

Quakes will

cost council

$10 billion

SEVEN YEARS on, Deloitte has

calculated how much the 2010 and

2011 earthquakes will cost the city

council.

It has said the total cost will be

more than $10 billion.

Of that, about $2.3 billion has

been funded by other parties, so

the city council has $7.7 billion to

pay.

As of June, the earthquakes had

cost the city council $3.6 billion.

Of that, $1.6 billion was Crown

contributions, $0.9 billion was

from insurance, $0.1 billion in

increased rates levies, $0.2 billion

from capital release and $0.6 billion

from increased debt.

The city council asked Deloitte

to calculate the financial cost of the

quakes to the city council as part of

its Long Term Plan 10-year budget.

It used the city council’s long

term plans, forecasts and actual

financial information to assess the

impact.

In terms of ongoing costs, Deloitte

said a further $4 billion of

earthquake-related capital investment

was required over the next 30

years to return assets to the level

they were prior to the quakes.

With inflation, it would total $5.7

billion.

You are invited to our


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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

News

• By Kurt Bayer

Thursday February 22 2018

THE MAN accused of

murdering Christchurch

prostitute Renee Duckmanton

told a psychologist, who

concluded he was mentally fit to

stand trial, that sex workers were

“dirty, immoral and inferior,” a

court heard yesterday.

Sainey Marong, a 33-yearold

Gambian-born butcher,

admitted on Tuesday at the

High Court that he strangled

Duckmanton in May 2016 and

set her body on fire.

But he denied that he meant to

kill her, claiming he was insane

at the time, suffering mental

impairment and delusional,

psychotic thoughts, which began

after voluntarily stopping his

insulin medication early in 2016.

On Tuesday, he spent a

dramatic day on the witness

stand to repeatedly explain that

he was “disconnected from

reality” at the time he killed

Duckmanton, and that from

May 6-17, he was poisoned by

kidney failure that resulted in

urine “travelling in my brain.”

In response to his evidence,

the Crown was granted

permission to call rebuttal

evidence of a psychiatrist and

Sainey Marong

a psychologist who assessed

Marong before he stood trial.

Both experts concluded that

he did not meet the criteria for a

defence of insanity.

Yesterday, forensic clinical

psychologist Ghazi Metoui

found that Marong reported

a settled mental state over the

period “leading up to, during

and subsequent” to the killing.

He had never come to the

attention of mental health

services before to his arrest.

Mr Metoui found Marong to

be prone to histrionic behaviour

with an ego-centric personality

that included a considerable

sense of entitlement and

grandiosity.

There was also a highpropensity

to deceive and

manipulate others, Mr Metoui

told the court.

He was particularly struck

by Marong’s “complete lack of

empathy”, and the “callousness

and ease in which he cast aside

people from his life.”

“It is my opinion that Mr

Marong has a severe pathological

personality structure and

endorses a constellation of traits

consistent with both anti-social

and narcissistic personality

disorder,” Mr Metoui said.

And he concluded: “It is my

opinion that Mr Marong does

not suffer from any underlying

psychiatric disorder that would

constitute mental impairment

in terms of the Criminal

Procedures Mentally Impaired

Persons Act 2003.”

Mr Metoui was in court on

Tuesday to witness Marong’s

evidence. Asked by Crown

prosecutor Pip Currie if he saw

anything that gave him pause

to change his opinion, Mr

Metoui said that, if anything, it

reinforced his opinion.

The only difference in

Marong from when he saw him

was that he cried during his

evidence on Tuesday, Mr Metoui

said.

Marong admits picking up

22-year-old Duckmanton from

Christchurch’s red light district

on May 14, 2016, and engaging

her services for sex.

Somewhere around

Templeton, just south of

Christchurch, they stopped on

the roadside and had sex in the

back seat of his car, Marong said.

Afterwards, Duckmanton

wanted to return to Manchester

Local

News

Now

Sex workers: ‘Dirty, immoral’ – murder accused

Renee Duckmanton

The Star

Fire rages, homes at risk

St, saying the “job is done.”

But Marong wanted to

continue to Rolleston where

he was fixated on renting a

property, and he says there was

an argument.

“She started yelling at me,”

Marong said.

He said: “That voice, that

screaming, that yelling was

agitating me,” and the dispute

“triggered something very

serious”.

The only method I could use

to stop it was to compress her

neck,” he said.

Asked by defence counsel

Jonathan Krebs if he meant to

kill her, Marong replied, “I have

no motive to cause any harm, I

just did it to silence her.”

The Crown claims its

case against the butcher is

“overwhelming.”

It claims DNA samples taken

from Duckmanton, and from

samples found where her body

was dumped, allegedly belong to

Marong.

Marong, whose internet

history in the days before the

killing showed searches for

necrophilia, denied having sex

with her dead body. The trial,

before Justice Cameron Mander,

continues today. – NZ Herald

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Chinese Consulate General

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Spring Festival Reception

On February 7, Chinese Consulate General in

Christchurch hosted the 2018 Spring Festival Reception

at the Consul General’s Residence. Honorable Megan

Woods, Minister of Energy and Resources, Minister

for Greater Christchurch Regeneration and Minister of

Research, Science and Innovation; Honorable Members

of Parliament Ruth Dyson, Joanna Hayes and Duncan

Webb; Honorable David Carter, Former Speaker of the

House of Representatives; Honorable Lianne Dalziel,

Mayor of Christchurch, and several other South Island

Mayors, together with more than 100 dignitaries and

guests from the business, education, tourism and

cultural sectors of South Island, attended the reception.

In his remarks, Consul General Wang Zhijian extended

Chinese new year greetings to the distinguished

guests and briefed the guests on China’s acclaimed

achievements in the field of economic and social

development in the past year. He pointed out that the

19th CPC National Congress has drawn a new blue

print for China’s future development, with which China

has embarked on a new journey to fully building a

modern socialist country, and emphasized that China

is determined to lay more emphasis on the quality of

development than the GDP growth rate to maintain

sound development momentum and satisfy the growing

demand of people for a better life.

Consul General Wang highlighted the remarkable

breakthrough and progress of China’s diplomacy during

the past year. He said China has successfully hosted the

Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the

BRICS Summit and the CPC in Dialogue with World

Political Parties High-Level Meeting, contributing

China’s perception, wisdom and solutions to world

development in the past year. He stressed China’s

commitment to building a new type of international

relations based on win-win cooperation and creating a

community of shared future for mankind with the rest of

the world.

In praise of the progress made in the China-New

Zealand bilateral relationship in the past year, Consul

General Wang noted Premier Li Keqiang’s successful

visit in March, the meetings between the leaders and

foreign ministers of China and the NZ new Labour

Government, the ongoing negotiation on upgrading

bilateral FTA, which all reinforced both countries’

efforts to push forward the Comprehensive Strategic

Partnership and injected new impetus to bilateral

trade and investment. He acclaimed the celebrations of

the 45th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral

ties and the 120th birth anniversary of Rewi Alley in

China and New Zeland, and in particular the series

of commemoration events in South Island which he

was privileged to take part in together with Governor

General Patsy Reddy and several South Island mayors.

He said driven by the development of bilateral relations,

the interactions between China and South Island have

boosted with increased people-to-people exchanges,

broadened friendly city cooperation and further

exploration in e-commerce, direct flights and Antarctica

cooperation. He expressed heartfelt thanks to friends in

all circles for their contributions to bilateral exchanges.

Consul General Wang opined that 2018 marks the first

year of carrying out the plan formulated by the 19th

CPC National Congress and the 40th anniversary of

launching China's reform and opening-up policy, and

China-New Zealand relations are standing at a new

starting point faced with vast opportunities provided by

China’s reform and opening-up. He said the Consulate

General will remain committed to working closely

with friends from all circles to promote the greater

development of the friendly exchanges and practical

cooperation between China and South Island in the new

era.

Minister Woods conveyed Prime Minster Ardern’s

spring festival greetings and good wishes and indicated

that New Zealand-China exchanges have had a long

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opportunities for cooperation in emerging fields such

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that the development of NZ-China relations will bring

greater benefits to the two countries and peoples in the

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Mayor Dalziel spoke positively of the development of

South Island's relations with China and appreciated the

work of the Consulate-General in promoting bilateral

exchanges. She pointed out that, with the increase

of direct air routes and flights, connectivity between

South Island and China has been improved, which

has facilitated not only two-way personnel exchanges

but also the export of South Island produce to China.

The positive progress made in the exchanges and

cooperation between South Island and China in such

areas as culture and education has effectively promoted

mutual understanding between the two peoples.

Christchurch is actively building the gateway city to

Antarctica and is playing an important role in NZ-China

Antarctic cooperation. This year, the two countries will

also make preparations for the Year of Tourism in 2019.

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students of the Confucius Institute, which attracted the

interest of the jubilant guests.


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14 Thursday February 22 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star

News

Leading by example when it comes

Sport Canterbury

serves the province

in a variety of ways

and is a sponsor of the

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Sara Webb reports

AS A five-year-old Kiwi kid

living in Aberystwyth, Wales,

Julyan Falloon remembers his

first sporting experience because

of the pouring rain and the

“giant” opposition.

In his small village, there

were no age grades so each team

fielded a wide range of shapes

and sizes.

Mr Falloon will also never forget

the night before the match: “I

had my first pair of football boots

. . . and I slept in them.”

Losing 12-0, Mr Falloon

never would have dreamed of a

future representing his country

or the leadership role he would

eventually take on, with a serious

stake in the future of sport in the

Canterbury-West Coast region.

The economic value of our

country’s wider sport and recreation

sector is estimated at $4.9

billion each year,” Mr Falloon

says. That’s according to research

conducted by Sport NZ. “There

GO GETTER: Julyan Falloon says there are few things with

greater impact on the region’s well-being than sport and

physical activity.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

are few things with greater impact

on this region’s well-being

than sport and physical activity.”

Mr Falloon’s role as Sport Canterbury

chief executive has taken

on a new dimension since 2011.

In a sporting landscape so drastically

transformed, the leadership

of Mr Falloon and his regional

sports trust team has never been

so meaningful.

Over the past six years, in spite

of enormous challenges, Mr Falloon’s

team has created opportunities

and fostered partnerships

to help sporting participation return

to pre-quake levels. In 2015,

Cantabrians were recognised as

having the highest level of physical

activity in New Zealand.

“We supported sports who

worked together in ways we had

never seen before – giving up

their own agendas in the interest

of our communities. They were

selfless and put participation

first. Our next generation will see

the benefit of that approach in

years to come.”

One shining example of this

new spirit of collaboration and

partnership is in the south-west

of the city.

This year, Ngā Puna Wai will

become a co-located home for the

anchor sports of hockey, athletics,

tennis and rugby league, with

the athletics track up and running

by the end of March.

In their roles as advocates,

Mr Falloon’s team is incredibly

motivated to see sport build

partnerships, increase their

capability and identify solutions

that fit their communities.

After all, the vision of

Sport Canterbury, and the

51-strong team with offices

in Christchurch, Ashburton,

Timaru and Greymouth, is

‘More People, More Active, More

Often.’

“Everything we do is about

getting, and keeping, people

engaged with sport and physical

activity,” Mr Falloon said.

Sport Canterbury staff

members include specialists in

coach development, community

sport, physical activity, exercise

prescription, and event

management.

On a daily basis, Mr Falloon

finds motivation in the

impact his team has – and the

opportunities created.

“What gets me out of bed is to

make this city and region better

than it was before. To make sure

our young people receive quality

teaching, and access to facilities,

events and programmes.”

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Thursday February 22 2018 15

to inspiring participation in sport

After all, being called upon to

“keep sport alive” in a quakedevastated

environment has been an

interesting brief – one that is bound

to come with a changed perspective.

“When I started, sport was about

fun,” Falloon said, picturing those

rainy Welsh weekends on the paddock

with muddy boots and an expat

father who would have preferred

he played rugby.

Then it was about sporting

performance and competition. And

later in life, it’s about health, wellness

and well-being.

“That’s one of the things you

reflect on in terms of our influence

and the work we deliver. The approach

may be different at different

times. But in any instance, within

our team, we are privileged to be in a

position to change lives.”

ENTER NOW: Jesel Royokada crosses the line at the Star

Media City2Surf last year.

What you need to know . . .

•To enter the Star Media

City2Surf visit.

www.city2surf.co.nz

The City2Surf on March 18

will be split into 6km

and 14km sections

The 14km fun run will start

at Centennial Park, Spreydon,

at 9am

The Sport Canterbury 6km

fun run will start at Hansen

Park, Opawa, at 10am

•Both events will finish

at the Ferrymead playing

fields

There will be

entertainment with live

music, food and free

children’s entertainment

following the event

•Entry details and training

programme, page 44-45

Sport Canterbury by the

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•20 – outstanding

coaches enrolled in Sport

Canterbury’s performance

coach advance professional

development opportunity

this year

220 – primary and

intermediate pupils and

students who learned

ki o rahi last year, using

equipment purchased with

KiwiSport funding

•4832 – total number of

green prescription referrals

received last year, 95 per

cent of the annual target of

5107 set by the Canterbury

District Health Board and

the highest ever received by

Sport Canterbury

•1500 – active kids

holiday programme

participants last year

22,000 – New Zealanders

hospitalised each year

for injuries due to falls, an

epidemic addressed by

Sport Canterbury’s new

community strength and

balance initiative

•100 – participants

across 18 schools in Sport

Canterbury’s growing

coaches programme

•746 – physical activity

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TRAINING: City councillor Mike Davidson shed almost

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Our People

The Star

Amy Adams

From lamb roast gravy to vying for

Selwyn MP Amy

Adams is vying to

become National’s

next leader. Bridget

Rutherford spoke to

her about why, farm

life, and who she would

poach from Labour

Why did you decide to stand

for the leadership position?

It all came about really quickly.

I wanted Bill English to carry

on. He’s an extraordinary leader

and had done an amazing job

campaigning. I don’t mind

admitting I rang him up and

pretty much begged him to

stay on. But I respected his

decision. When he made his

announcement, I was at home in

bed sick, but I got myself up to

Wellington and started talking

to colleagues and a number of

people rang me up and said: ‘You

need to stand’. My only goal is I

want National to win the 2020

election. When we had John

Key and Bill English, there was

no question in my mind they

were the best choice. I want to

make sure caucus has a range of

options to choose from, so I’m

going to give it everything I’ve

got.

It sent strong message of

support having four other MPs

behind you at the announcement.

I think all the contenders will

have their support in caucus.

Those MPs said they wanted to

be out there with me, and I was

really touched by that.

Why and when did you get

into politics?

I got into politics in 2008. It

was an odd step in some ways

because I hadn’t been political.

I had been a party member for

a couple of years but I wasn’t a

regular. I had an amazing mum

who used to say: ‘If you’re not

happy with something, you

should try do something about

it’. I was frustrated with the

direction the country was going

under Helen Clark and Labour. I

had a young family, so you start

thinking a lot more about what

sort of country they were going

to grow up in and I wanted to

make New Zealand a place they

wanted to base themselves.

How different is it now being

in the opposition party?

I don’t have the responsibility

and the intensity of when I

was carrying six big portfolios.

You don’t have the big box of

papers arrive on Friday nights

that had to be read before going

into Cabinet. But I’m every bit

as busy, it’s just different. We’re

working really hard to hold the

Government to account, but

also work out how we’re going

to take the party into the next

election. As an opposition,

you’re not there to criticise the

Government’s job, although we

will hold them to account, but we

are here to talk to New Zealand

about the vision we have for this

country, and how we’re going to

get it done.

When you were younger

could you ever have imagined

yourself as a politician?

No, 100 per cent not. Mum

kept a baby book and wrote stuff

in it that I had said and done.

When I was four I said I was going

to be a concert violinist and

be in government. I love debating

and I loved arguing, I was a

pretty stroppy and opinionated

child.

How long were you a lawyer

for?

Sixteen years. I grew up in

Auckland. At 17, I packed up

my Honda Civic and drove to

Christchurch to go to law school.

I had a brief stint in Invercargill

when I first left law school, but

I’ve basically always been a

Cantabrian. I moved back to

Christchurch and was doing

a range of work. I mostly did

property and commercial law,

relationship, property Resource

Management Act work and trust

law. It was an interesting transition

because as a lawyer, you

apply the law, and at times I got

frustrated about how the law was

set up. So the chance to change it

was pretty appealing.

Do you have any siblings?

I have a sister. My parents split

and my father remarried so I

have a half-brother and halfsister

who I get on really well

with too.

It’s quite the contrast – Auckland

and a farm in Selwyn. Was

it hard to get used to?

I never saw myself marrying

a farmer. I’ve always been into

animals, I love dogs, I always

say a house is not a home until

there’s a dog in it. I rode horses

a lot when I was younger as well.

But you fall in love with who you

fall in love with. Don and I have

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been married for 22 years and I

can’t imagine anything else now.

In Canterbury you have the best

of both worlds. We’ve moved off

the farm now into West Melton

we still farm it, but you can live

in the country and can be so

close to the city and the airport.

Where did you and Don

meet?

It was at the Firehouse on Colombo

St when I was at uni. I had

gone out with a friend after some

law exams, and Don had been in

town for a farming seminar. We

met up and started talking and

he called me up the next day.

What kind of farm do you

have?

It’s called Montford. It’s a

sheep and crop farm predominantly.

It’s the family farm Don’s

mother grew up on. Farming’s in

his blood, he’s the fifth generation

farmer in the area. It’s near

Aylesbury.

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the National Party’s top job

You’ve got two kids don’t you?

Yes. My son Tom is 20. He’s

a student at Lincoln University.

Lucy is 18 and she has just moved

into the halls at Canterbury

University. Lucy is studying

commerce and law, and Tom is

studying agriculture science.

Do either of them want to get

into politics?

I think watching me do it has

probably put them off (laughs).

But they are so supportive of

me and proud of what I’ve

done. When Bill English made

his announcement, they were

both there and I talked to them

and said should I put my name

forward? And they said: ‘Go for

it, mum’.

What do you like to do in your

spare time?

To be honest during the year

if I’m not working, I’m usually

pretty exhausted and want to be

at home quietly with the family. I

do a lot of reading and I’ve been

watching some Netflix shows. I

love good food and nice wine. I

love tennis and watching sport

and walking Poppy our springer

spaniel.

What Netflix shows have you

been watching?

I’ve been watching the second

season of The Crown, which I

love. The Fall is great, and Ozark.

And I’ve been watching Stranger

Things, but I’m not sure how I feel

about it just yet.

Do you still help out on the

farm?

I don’t a lot anymore, on the

weekends I’m usually out at community

events. I did back in the

day. The first thing I had to learn

marrying a farmer was how to

make a good gravy for the lamb

roast and a good batch of scones

for the shearers.

Why did you move off the

farm?

It was a range of things. The

kids were both at school in town,

and the house was getting old,

and we saw a house we loved in

West Melton.

Were you impacted by the

September 4, 2010, earthquake?

Yes, we were 1.5km from the

epicentre. We were really lucky

the ground was really solid. Our

house was an old 1915 bungalow.

There was quite a bit of inside

damage. As many others will

know after an earthquake, you

never quite trust your house the

same way. I remember lying in

bed when the earthquake hit and

had a flash of ‘that’s it, the house

is going to collapse on us’.

What ministerial portfolios

have you held in Parliament?

I was minister of internal

affairs, communication and

IT, environment, justice,

courts, social investment, social

housing and Housing New

Zealand, and associate minister

of Canterbury earthquake

recovery and finance.

Do you have a favourite?

That’s like trying to make me

pick my favourite child (laughs).

Each had their own challenges.

Three things that stand out to

me are in the communications

and IT space, the roll-out of ultra

fast broadband and better cell

connection. In the environment

space I put in place New Zealand’s

first ever national water

quality standards, which I’m incredibly

proud of. And the work

around family violence. There

were other big issues like resolving

the David Bain case after 22

years. No matter what you do, it’s

always going to be wrong to some

people.

The Teina Pora case was a big

one too.

Yes, Teina Pora had a horrific

experience. I was really proud to

be able to make a public apology

and public statement that he was

innocent. And I know that meant

a lot to Mr Pora.

You like to speak your mind.

Has that got you into trouble?

Nothing big. When you’re a

politician, every word you say

is scrutinised. People say to me

I’m a bit blunt or aggressive or

stroppy. But I say what I think,

I don’t hold grudges, and I like

people to be straight with me.

In 2016 you were described

as the Government’s best performer

and a “quiet achiever.”

How did that feel?

It was totally surprising and I

was thrilled. I’m not a politician

that’s spent a lot of time seeking

out a public profile. It was really

nice that putting your head down

and doing the hard yards was

noticed.

What’s something people

wouldn’t know about you.

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Thursday February 22 2018

Viewpoint

SEVEN YEARS on.

Sometimes that Tuesday seven

years ago seems like a life time

ago and other times it feels like

just yesterday.

Like all Cantabrians the memory

of that day and the terrible

days that followed are etched into

my mind – the awful images on

television of ruined buildings and

crying people, the liquefaction,

the endless aftershocks, the ever

rising number of those confirmed

killed or injured in the days that

followed.

And also the way people came

FEBRUARY 22, 2011, 12.51pm,

is one of those moments etched

in our collective memories.

People who were in

Christchurch remember exactly

where they were and what they

were doing.

People who weren’t here,

but had a connection to

Christchurch, remember when

they first heard of the 6.3

magnitude earthquake that

claimed so many lives and

devastated the city.

On each anniversary, our

thoughts turn first to the family

and friends of the 185 people

together, the amazing

things we all did to help

each other, the sense we

were all in this together.

The way you couldn’t

find wine or chocolate

on the supermarket shelves.

Then as time goes forward,

more memories – flowers in road

cones, more and more people

coming into my electorate office

with EQC and insurance case

work that never seemed to end

– the horror of watching people’s

lives come to a standstill while

other people were able to move

who lost their lives and

to those who experienced

severe injuries. Our hearts

go out to all of you.

Our thoughts are also

with those who experienced

the loss of their

home, especially those who have

not yet found a resolution seven

years on, and those who lost

their neighbourhood and local

community.

Starting again has been harder

for some more than for others.

I remember when finally it was

acknowledged that there had

been winners and losers.

•Nicky Wagner, reader’s letter, page 25

on with theirs. The way our city

has changed dramatically over

the last seven years, completely

transformed in some places and

totally the same in others.

As a city, we’ve been through

so much together. For me, as a

minister, I’m using this seventh

anniversary to look back on how

far we’ve come and to rededicate

Lianne Dalziel

We need to learn the lessons of

what made the contrast so stark,

so we can minimise the chances

of that happening again.

It has meant a lot to me that

the Quake Families Trust jointly

hosted the civic service this year.

To me it represents another step

towards recovery.

Two years ago, the Quake

Families told me they wanted

myself to helping get us

where we need to be in

the future.

A rebuilt central

city that’s exciting and

vibrant again. Every

last EQC and insurance

claim finally settled. Young

people who can get the mental

health support they need when

they need it. A city that can look

forward to the future with pride

and confidence.

What I want to see in Christchurch

in the next seven years is

a city that finishes the job of the

to take up the responsibility

once the Canterbury Earthquake

National Memorial

– Oi Manawa was dedicated

last year. Sharing the role

enables the city to shoulder

the responsibility so that the

focus is on embracing the Quake

Families’ ideas for how we commemorate

the day.

The theme ‘keeping their

dreams alive’ helps us look back at

all that we’ve lost with a sense of

hope and aspiration for the future.

And it honours those who

were the rescuers and all those

who provided support in our

Local

News

Now

The Star

Looking to the future with pride and confidence

Fire rages, homes at risk

rebuild and remembers that that

means more than just bricks and

mortar – we need to help people

recover and finally be able to

move on with their lives.

I want us to spend the next

seven years building a city we can

be proud of in the future – to me

that’s the best possible tribute we

could build to the people we lost

and the enormous trauma our

city went through seven years ago

today.

•Megan Woods is the Minister

of Greater Christchurch

Regeneration

Sharing the role of ‘keeping their dreams alive’

time of need.

The song we heard evoked all

of that:

“Like a comet pulled from orbit,

As it passes a sun.

Like a stream that meets a

boulder,

Halfway through the wood.

Who can say if I’ve been

changed for the better,

But because I knew you,

I have been changed for good.”

•If you want to ask Ms

Dalziel a question, email

mayor@ccc.govt.nz. Put

Reader’s Question in the

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Time to pause and reflect

TODAY IS the seventh

anniversary of the February 22,

2011, earthquake.

Seven years is a significant

length of time and in all our

lives it’s brought challenging and

often unexpected changes.

Everyone on this journey

has faced testing times. Losing

somebody we have known and

loved, and many of us are without

places that were close to our

hearts and so many things that

we were attached to.

And as these people, places

and often simple things leave us,

there are connections and memories

that we just can’t replace. At

times the loss is heart-breaking.

Every day we are challenged

by the rebuild. Our city and

neighbourhood looks different,

we travel on new roads, visit

sensational new buildings and

workplaces as they open, and

enjoy leafy new people-friendly

public spaces. But we also know

the enormity of the task, and that

there is still a way to go. And in

the meantime we dodge the road

cones, temporary fencing, and

support people, still caught up

in earthquake repairs, and look

forward to ticking off each additional

major milestone.

And all the way through these

last seven years we have had

flashes of enormous pride in the

community we belong to. How

we supported our neighbours

in those crucial first few days

(which still feel so recent), how

nationwide and international

first responders so willingly and

courageously did what had to

be done, how our Student Army

made us proud, and how we

worked together to come up with

a vision for our city.

This week I spent some time at

our beautiful earthquake memorial

– I was just one of many who

came past to pause and reflect.

Close by, our city is coming alive

as people and businesses move

Nicky Wagner

back into its heart.

The earthquakes have absolutely

changed our way of thinking.

I feel we are more open-minded,

more focussed on our community

and more aware of what

really matters personally in our

lives and to our families.

The last seven years have

brought us closer together as

Cantabrians and that will be our

strength going forward.

We have a strong commitment

to remember those whom we

have lost by making the most

of every opportunity the earthquakes

have presented.

We aspire to more – a more

connected, a more beautiful,

people-friendly, and more

sustainable city. A place of opportunity

for all, for current

generations and generations to

come. That’s a legacy we can all

embrace and work towards.

•Nicky Wagner is a National

list MP based in Christchurch

Central

Reader Stephen

Wickham responds to

an article about derelict

properties which Richmond

residents say are not being

maintained by landlords

I found the article

on page 10 of The

Star last week

regarding derelict

properties somewhat

intriguing, especially

now that New

Zealand has become

more urbanised. I

suspect that this is

not just a problem

in the Richmond suburb, but

increasingly a city-wide one, or

indeed a New Zealand one.

It appears unfair that

deferring landlords or

speculators, both local and out

of town, are able to devalue at

will the property investment of

others without incurring some

DERELICT:

Richmond

residents

have called

on landlords

to clean up

properties

like this

one on

Stanmore Rd.

PHOTO:

MARTIN

HUNTER

form of meaningful penalty.

Although I give Richmond

resident and business owner

Hayley Guglietta full marks for

wanting to expend her energy

in removing or tidying up the

suburb in which she lives and

conducts her business

in, I feel she and her

volunteers might be

better off lobbying

their local MPs to try

and get an ‘acceptable

outside appearance’

amendment clause

added to the Tenancy

Act. Otherwise nothing

for them or indeed for

others will change.

With our current Government

MPs uttering soothing words

wanting to change the present

tenancy laws, perhaps it’s

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Well established as a focal shopping point for people

from across the region, Bush Inn Centre has been

developing extensively over the last few years.

The most recent developments have been the

extensive hospitality offerings, which have proved very

successful, says Development Manager for Ganson

Group Andy Bell.

The centre has evolved significantly and now has a very

different customer profile, he says.

The centre, by virtue of its stronger, more

contemporary and varied offering, is now attracting a

younger, professional and family demographic and that

has given us the incentive to build on our very unique

offering with further development.”

The new developments will include the arrival of

Briscoes in early 2019.

“We are delighted that one of New Zealand’s top

retailers recognises the changes we have made and

wants to be part of our new, revitalised line-up,” Andy

says.

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demonstrates the further

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shopping destination, entirely different from your

standard mall.”

Featuring an open-plan design, The Provedore is a

genuine alternative to supermarkets, Andy says, and

will incorporate a diverse range of providers from New

Zealand, Asia, India the Mediterranean, the Middle

East and Europe including, for example, an Asian

supermarket, European fromagerie and deli, halal,

seafood, fresh produce, organic and natural foods and

even a natural grain store.

“Everything you find in a supermarket and much,

much more.

“Many of the specialty spaces have already been leased

with retailers realising the benefits of our location and

what we are trying to achieve,” Andy says.

“Anyone who would be interested in taking space

should contact me by email on andy@bushinncentre.

co.nz.”

The Bush Inn Centre’s hugely diverse customer base

will find everything they want at The Provedore, Andy

says. He notes that people’s grocery shopping habits

have changed, and where previously people would load

up their trolley on a weekly shop, nowadays they are

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buying their requirements for dinner that night.

The Provedore will suit those changing habits

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BY KEVIN MEDRI

Kevin has had a varied career in many

different industries where he successfully

implemented many IT related systems

and processes, as well as being hands-on

in the field.

“I understand the frustration and

anxiety computers can give you, because

I have been there."

More recently Kevin has established

a computer and IT repair business in

Rangiora, North Canterbury where he

and his staff successfully help people

with their computer needs.

So we have all heard about it, seen it in

the media, someone we know has been

affected by it, then one day, wham, it hits

us – an online scam.

We all think at our age we should

know better; well the truth is we are

trusting, sometimes too trusting, we

were probably brought up that way. So if

you been affected by a scam of some sort,

don’t fret.

I get fed up with the tactics used

by the scammers, so thought I

would share some handy tips

with you. If we get that email

with an offer too good to be

true, it usually is. These can

arrive and look very convincing

and even appear to be from a

legitimate source, like a power

company, lawyer or bank. They

will always contain a link for you

to use to go to a website to enter

your details.

The trick here is to hover your mouse

curser over the link without clicking,

look at the bottom of your browser

where, a website address will appear, this

tells you exactly where you are going.

Let’s look at how a website address

works – we will take ASB bank as an

example:

INSERT PIC 03 HERE

Let’s just look at the address (URL,

Uniform Resource Locator for the

techies) https://www.asb.co.nz. Https

stands for hyper text transport protocol

secure, (yawn), sorry that’s the boring

bit over, www stands for world wide

web – we are getting somewhere. Now,

for the important bit, asb. Note the full

stop at the beginning and the end of the

letters. This is the name of the website

and it usually represents the name, in

this case ASB bank, and directly after the

full stop must come the domain type, i.e

.co.nz, .org.nz, .com, .org etc. There may

also be something after the .co.nz, which

will always start with a / like the example

here. Sometimes there may be something

before the first full stop like when we

want to login:

INSERT PIC 04 HERE

Notice the word online before the .asb.

co.nz. This is perfectly ok because the

asb. Is still followed by co.nz. However,

what is not ok is a link the may be

pretending to be ASB's login:

INSERT PIC 05 HERE

Here we have online.asb but then it

goes on to .scam.co.nz, and because the

.scam.co.nz comes after asb, the actual

website name is scam.co.nz, and we don’t

want to go there do we!

Just as a side note, internet banking is

very safe if used properly. Never save the

username and password in the browser,

you know the annoying popup that asks

you every time you login somewhere.

Never click yes, and when you click no

if prompted by the statement ‘never save

password for this site’, click the box. Most

banks now offer a secondary security

measure, like texting you a secret code

that you have to enter before any money

leaves your account.

What about the phone call? "Hi I'm

calling from Microsoft and you have an

issue with your computer that is affecting

your neighbours." Firstly, Microsoft will

never call you out of the blue; secondly,

no one will know you have a problem

with your computer unless you tell them.

However, they can be very persuasive

and sound convincing and even

threatening. Keep a whistle by the phone

and blow it as hard as you can down

the phone – that will keep them away.

They have no idea who you are or where

you live, they are simply calling random

numbers in the hope to catch someone.

No legitimate company will ever ask

you to give your login details for your

bank, credit or debit card over the phone

by text message or by email.

Another tip is if you know the domain

name of the website you want to visit

type it straight into the browser bar:

The search bar is used when you are

trying to find something like a local

garage to fix your car, or a restaurant.

The internet can be a great place to

look up or research something, to go

shopping, connect with family and

friends, plus a whole host of other

things. Don't be afraid to have a go – all

you need is a desktop computer, laptop

or mobile device like an iPad and a web

browser.

At the age of 34,

Kevin Medri moved to

New Zealand from the

UK along with his wife

and four children in the

year 2000.

He now has five children

and four grandchildren, and

just in case you are wondering,

yes he still has his wife of nearly

30 years.

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to a trust appeared to be an attractive

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should be considered before undertaking

the option.

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gifting can have on

your eligibility

for the residential

care subsidy.

The residential

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scheme run by the

Ministry of Social

Development that

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eligible individuals in

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care. There are two different

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If you don’t have a partner, or your

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trust is not eligible in this option. Assets

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people, including to family trusts.

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on residential care

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AvoIDINg

tHoSE NASty

Internet scams

BY KEVIN MEDRI

Kevin has had a varied career in many

different industries where he successfully

implemented many IT related systems

and processes, as well as being hands-on

in the field.

“I understand the frustration and

anxiety computers can give you, because

I have been there."

More recently Kevin has established

a computer and IT repair business in

Rangiora, North Canterbury where he

and his staff successfully help people

with their computer needs.

So we have all heard about it, seen it in

the media, someone we know has been

affected by it, then one day, wham, it hits

us – an online scam.

We all think at our age we should

know better; well the truth is we are

trusting, sometimes too trusting, we

were probably brought up that way. So if

you been affected by a scam of some sort,

don’t fret.

I get fed up with the tactics used

by the scammers, so thought I INSERT PIC 04 HERE

would share some handy tips

Notice the word online before the .asb.

with you. If we get that email

co.nz. This is perfectly ok because the

with an offer too good to be

asb. Is still followed by co.nz. However,

true, it usually is. These can

what is not ok is a link the may be

arrive and look very convincing

pretending to be ASB's login:

and even appear to be from a

legitimate source, like a power INSERT PIC 05 HERE

company, lawyer or bank. They

Here we have online.asb but then it

will always contain a link for you

goes on to .scam.co.nz, and because the

to use to go to a website to enter

.scam.co.nz comes after asb, the actual

Now

your details.

Open

website name is scam.co.nz, and we don’t

The trick here is to hover your mouse want to go there do we!

curser over the link without clicking,

Just as a side note, internet banking is

look at the bottom of your browser

very safe if used properly. Never save the

where, a website address will appear, this

username and password in the browser,

tells you exactly where you are going.

you know the annoying popup that asks

Let’s look at how a website address you every time you login somewhere.

works – we will take ASB bank as an

example:

INSERT PIC 03 HERE

Let’s just look at the address (URL,

Uniform Resource Locator for the

techies) https://www.asb.co.nz. Https

stands for hyper text transport protocol

secure, (yawn), sorry that’s the boring

bit over, www stands for world wide

web – we are getting somewhere. Now,

for the important bit, asb. Note the full

stop at the beginning and the end of the

letters. This is the name of the website

and it usually represents the name, in

this case ASB bank, and directly after the

full stop must come the domain type, i.e

.co.nz, .org.nz, .com, .org etc. There may

also be something after the .co.nz, which

will always start with a / like the example

here. Sometimes there may be something

before the first full stop like when we

want to login:

Never click yes, and when you click no

if prompted by the statement ‘never save

password for this site’, click the box. Most

banks now offer a secondary security

measure, like texting you a secret code

that you have to enter before any money

leaves your account.

What about the phone call? "Hi I'm

calling from Microsoft and you have an

issue with your computer that is affecting

your neighbours." Firstly, Microsoft will

never call you out of the blue; secondly,

no one will know you have a problem

with your computer unless you tell them.

However, they can be very persuasive

and sound convincing and even

threatening. Keep a whistle by the phone

and blow it as hard as you can down

the phone – that will keep them away.

They have no idea who you are or where

you live, they are simply calling random

numbers in the hope to catch someone.

No legitimate company will ever ask

you to give your login details for your

bank, credit or debit card over the phone

by text message or by email.

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type it straight into the browser bar:

The search bar is used when you are

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6 Motoring

Price – Suzuki Baleno RS, $25,990

Dimensions – Length, 3995mm; width, 1745mm; height, 1470mm

Configuration – Four-cylinder, front-wheel-drive, 998cc, 82kW, 160Nm,

six-speed automatic.

Performance –

0-100km/h, 10.5sec

Fuel usage – 5.2l/100km

By Ross Kiddie

When Suzuki’s new Swift landed here

midway through last year, it arrived with a

choice of two petrol engines – a naturally

aspirated 1.2-litre four-cylinder unit and a

1-litre turbocharged three-cylinder.

I’ve driven both variants and can’t

conclusively decide which power plant I

prefer, so it’s pretty much an even contest

at this stage, they both have endearing

characteristics.

However, I do have leanings towards

the three-cylinder turbo; it is amazingly

honest and thrifty and, given that I used to

have a Suzuki Alto as a company vehicle,

I’m still quite smitten with the honesty of

the traditional three-potter.

All that aside, it was only a matter of

time before Suzuki transported the 1-litre

turbo unit into other vehicles in its lineup,

and first to get a choice is the Baleno,

a small-to-medium hatchback that landed

in New Zealand early in 2017. The Baleno

is still available with its 1.4-litre fourcylinder

unit, but the option of the turbo

engine adds just a little bit of spice into the

series.

The Baleno 1.4 lists from

$21,990, the turbo threecylinder

adds around

$4000, which are still

affordable prices, as we

have come to expect

from Suzuki.

The Baleno

turbo comes with

reasonably high

specification; it is

rated in RS form

and that includes

specification items such

as satellite navigation,

steering-wheel-mounted

automatic gearshift paddle selectors,

keyless entry and ignition, cruise control

with speed limiter and climate control.

Other noteworthy features are the

extensive dash panel display graphics,

which monitor engine performance and

economy. Some of them are quite vivid

and perhaps a little distracting, but they

are interesting and certainly act as a

guide as to how smooth driving benefits

economy.

At just over four metres the Baleno isn’t

Turbocharger

adds spice

to an honest drive

big, but its compact proportions

don’t overly jeopardise

cabin comfort. The seats

are supportive and

there is a vast array of

adjustment up front,

including height.

At the other end,

Suzuki claims a

355-litre load space

in a very deep cargo

load area; if you are

travelling just two up,

the rear seats fold flat

to offer up to a healthy

756-litres.

On the subject of figures, Suzuki

rates the engine with 82kW and 160Nm.

If you stack that up against the non-turbo

unit at 68kW and 130Nm, you can see it

gets about a 20 per cent lift in power. If

you also add in the long, flat torque curve,

which is a byproduct of the turbocharging

procedure, then you have an engine that

delivers solid power right through the rev

band, and in the Baleno’s case, all of the

way from 1500rpm to 4000rpm, close to

the point of maximum power at 5500rpm.

While these figures are significant

in terms of mechanical engineering,

it’s probably the end result in terms of

performance and efficiency that is most

notable. The Baleno in this form will

accelerate to 100km/h from a standstill in

10.5sec, and will complete an overtaking

manoeuvre in 7sec.

In terms of fuel use, the Suzuki

claims a 5.2-litre per 100km (53mpg)

combined cycle average. That compares

to 5.1l/100km and 5.4l/100km for the 1.4

engine (manual and automatic). During

my time with the test car the fuel usage

readout constantly listed around 6l/100km

(47mpg), while an instantaneous figure

of 4l/100km (70mpg) is achievable on a

highway cruise with the engine turning

over at just 1900rpm at 100km/h.

I must stress, as well, that while all of

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Many modern manufacturers are using

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Baleno’s overall design then both engines

are up to task.

The Baleno sits in a simplistic

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Nevertheless, the Baleno’s suspension is

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Keeping active throughout life is an

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the onset of perimenopause, and then

menopause, there are some significant

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levels, sleep and response to exercise. The

World Health Organization measures

midlife as beginning at 43 years for New

Zealand women.

New Zealand-based menopause and

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women’s healthy ageing as they transition

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through menopause.”

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the right kind

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Orion New Zealand Limited owns and operates the electricity distribution network in central Canterbury (including Christchurch) between the Waimakariri and Rakaia

rivers, and from the Canterbury coast to Arthur’s Pass. We receive electricity from Transpower’s national grid at seven different locations and we distribute this

electricity to more than 200,000 homes and businesses.

Our service is delivery only (we don’t buy and sell the electricity, we just deliver it), and we charge electricity retailers on a wholesale basis for this delivery service.

Retailers, in turn, include this cost in their retail electricity prices – Orion’s distribution charges and Transpower’s transmission charges together represent about 40% of

an average household electricity bill. Both Orion’s and Transpower’s prices are regulated by the Commerce Commission and the changes set out in this schedule are

made in accordance with the terms of the regulation. For more information on our pricing, or Orion in general, visit www.oriongroup.co.nz or call us on 363 9898. For

information on the retail prices that appear on your electricity account, please contact your electricity retailer.

Requirement 2.4.18 of the Electricity Distribution Information Disclosure Determination 2012 requires Orion to publicly disclose changes to our wholesale prices,

together with the amount that relates to transmission charges, as follows:

SWIM: Anastasiya Korzh, Waltham.

Connection categories

and price components

Units

Delivery

price

Transmission

proportion

Delivery

price

Transmission

proportion

(excl GST)

(excl GST)

Streetlighting connections (approx 48,876 connections)

Fixed charge $/con/day 0.1129 (5%) 0.1211 (4%)

Peak charge (peak period demand) $/kW/day 0.5310 35% 0.5181 37%

Volume charges

Weekdays (Mon to Fri, 7am to 9pm) $/kWh 0.08773 24% 0.09316 21%

Nights & weekends (Sat & Sun) $/kWh 0.01125 29% 0.01193 25%

General connections (approx 197,429 connections)

Peak charge (peak period demand) $/kW/day 0.5310 35% 0.5181 37%

Volume charges

Weekdays (Mon to Fri, 7am to 9pm) $/kWh 0.08773 24% 0.09316 21%

Nights & weekends (Sat & Sun) $/kWh 0.01125 29% 0.01193 25%

Low power factor charge $/kVAr/day 0.2000 25% 0.2000 25%

Irrigation connections (approx 1,047 connections)

Capacity charge* $/kW/day 0.4197 12% 0.4350 14%

Volume charges

Weekdays (Mon to Fri, 7am to 9pm) $/kWh 0.08773 24% 0.09316 21%

Nights & weekends (Sat & Sun) $/kWh 0.01125 29% 0.01193 25%

Rebates

Power factor correction rebate* $/kVAr/day (0.1793) 0% (0.1793) 0%

Interruptibility rebate* $/kW/day (0.0448) 0% (0.0448) 0%

* applied from 1 October to 31 March only

Major customer and embedded network connections (approx 437 connections)

Fixed charge $/con/day 1.8900 0% 7.5000 0%

Extra switches $/switch/day 3.5400 0% 3.6100 0%

11kV Metering equipment $/con/day 4.2900 0% 4.3700 0%

11kV Underground cabling $/km/day 3.1700 0% 3.2300 0%

11kV Overhead lines $/km/day 2.0000 0% 2.0300 0%

Transformer capacity $/kVA/day 0.0133 0% 0.0135 0%

Peak charge (control period demand) $/kVA/day 0.4857 38% 0.4730 38%

Nominated maximum demand $/kVA/day 0.1049 11% 0.1102 10%

Metered maximum demand $/kVA/day 0.0848 100% 0.0862 100%

Distributed generation

1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 from 1 April 2018

Export credits (approx 14 connections)

0 - 30kW generation

Anytime credits (without PV), or $/kWh (0.00930) 59% (0.00920) 62%

Anytime credits (with PV), or $/kWh (0.00030) 67% (0.00030) 67%

Peak period credits (with or without PV) $/kWh (0.64860) 59% (0.64290) 62%

30 - 750kW Control period credits $/kW/day (0.2221) 59% (0.2202) 62%

plus $/kVAr/day (0.0298) 0% (0.0277) 0%

Generation credits (approx 9 connections)

500 - 1200kW Generation period $/kWh (0.50000) 40% (0.50000) 40%

Miscellaneous

Monthly invoice and contract charge to $/invoice 30.00 0% 30.00 0%

retailers and directly contracted major customers

COOKED: David Monty, Salisbury St.

POSE: Nicola Swindale, Waltham.

Notes

1. This schedule is a summary only. Please refer to Orion's published electricity delivery price and export and generation

credit schedules, available from Orion or www.oriongroup.co.nz, for full details.

2. Peak and volume prices for streetlighting, general connections and irrigation connections are applied to peak loadings

and volumes derived from measurements taken at grid exit points, and it is appropriate to allow normal network losses

when assessing the contribution individual connections make to these charges. All other prices in this schedule are

applied against measurements or ratings taken at the connection.

TIME OUT: Tessa Holland, Mairehau.


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Thursday February 22 2018 37

Gardening

Editorial supplied by

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15 greenhouse tips for late summer

Keep productivity

levels pumping by

prioritising

some key tasks.

Diana Noonan

reports

1. Water warning

Don’t water and work among

your plants at the same time.

Late summer sees greenhouse

plants struggling to support

ripening fruit and masses of

foliage. When you water, foliage

becomes heavier, and plants

lean in all directions, including

over pathways. Foliage also

becomes more fragile as it takes

in moisture. If you’re working

around your plants immediately

after watering, you’re likely to

knock off fruit and break stems,

and the last thing you want this

late in the season is damaged

plant material that then becomes

a site for disease to take hold.

Water early in the morning and

keep out of the greenhouse until

the warmth of the day has dried

the plants off.

2. Stress busters

Plants have been in the ground

for several months now, and are

becoming exhausted from the

task of producing and ripening

fruit. This kind of stress is the

open door through which pests

and disease leap when given half

a chance, so pamper your plants

like never before. Water deeply

to avoid soil drying out. Nourish

plants with low nitrogen liquid

feed (nitrogen at this stage in the

season will only promote leaf

growth at the expense of ripening

fruit). Be more vigilant with

ventilation to avoid heat stress.

4. Pick and pinch

Plants have enough to contend

with in late summer without

having to support fruit that’s

already mature. Harvest as soon

as possible and take extra care to

ensure you don’t damage stems

as you pick. If you’re in a region

where flowers or young green

BE PREPARED: Now is the time to sow the seed of

heat-loving plants that will welcome a late-summer move

into the greenhouse.

fruit just don’t have a chance of

developing or reaching maturity,

or even of growing to a size where

it can be picked to ripen inside,

nip out the no-hopers. Sacrificing

them will make way for other

fruit to mature more quickly.

5. Prune

If your vines are tapping on the

roof of the greenhouse, it’s time to

nip out the centres. Excess height

will only shade plants below.

Besides which, at this stage,

further flowers are unlikely to

have time to produce fruit that

will mature. Prune off dying

lower foliage to avoid it attracting

disease.

6. Open those vents!

Fungal diseases are

synonymous with late summer.

Encourage airflow by opening

vents in the morning and leaving

them partially open at night.

When days are warm, leave the

door open but remember to leave

a netting covering over the gap –

birds are as keen on ripening fruit

as you are.

7. Out with the old, in with

the new

If a plant is failing at this late

stage, don’t dilly-dally – whip

it out of the ground. The space

left behind will allow for better

airflow or, if you have another

plant to go in its place, top up

the soil with fresh compost and

animal manure (taking care not to

disturb the roots of neighbouring

plants) and pop it in.

8. Waste not, want not

Blossom-end rot and tomato

split are all late summer problems

but they don’t spell the end of a

fruit. Keep an eye on your harvest

and pick any fruit with signs of

early disease or imperfections.

Washed and trimmed, they can

be popped in the freezer until you

have enough for processing into

chutney or soup.

9. Be a tidy Kiwi

This is the time of year when

fruit gets missed and drops to

the ground. Do a daily check

and collect any decaying fruit

or leaf matter from the floor

of the greenhouse to prevent it

attracting disease. Snip off leaves

that are showing signs of disease

before they drop and infect the

ground, and next year’s crops at

the same time.

10. Keep supporting

Your plants are tired. You may

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than ever to keep vining growth

BUMPER CROP: Don’t work around greenhouse plants heavy

with water – you risk damaging them. Harvest as soon as

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Prepare for seed saving

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12. Let in the sun

Late summer growth on shrubs

and trees is at its height and much

of that growth may be shading

your greenhouse. Trim back

foliage and cut back any long

grass from around the greenhouse

to take advantage of the last of

the summer heat and encourage

airflow. If panes of glass are dust

covered, give them a light water

blast – you’ll be surprised by the

extra light this lets in.

13. Keep harvesting

In warm regions where harvest

is likely to continue for a good

few weeks to come, keep picking

to encourage further fruiting. No

one is ever totally sure what the

season will bring and you don’t

want to close-off fruit production

too soon.

14. Take note

A gardener’s best friend

is a diary, and that goes for

greenhouse gardeners, too. In

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Are all your tomatoes ripening

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Envious of your neighbour’s

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Sow the seeds of heat-loving

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2 red onions, freshly sliced

2 cm root ginger, grated

4 garlic cloves

1 red chilli, finely chopped

1 tbsp ras el hanout spice mix

5 tomatoes

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2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp honey

1 cinnamon stick

500g rice

1 handful coriander leaves

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The Star

Travel

Drive the picturesque road through

• By Mike Yardley

SPRAWLING WEST from

Oamaru, rolling green hills march

across the landscape before

yielding to the towering Kakanui

Mountains.

This lonely pocket of backblocks

countryside boasts one

of New Zealand’s most rustic,

off-the beaten-track mountain

passes, with a very storied past.

A journey on Danseys Pass is

studded with a string of unexpected

surprises, in spite of it

being a relatively short drive.

Follow the signposts to sleepy

little Ngapara, for a quick photo

stop at the historic Milligan’s

Eclipse Flour Mill, before a compelling

exploratory of Elephant

Rocks.

Situated in the Maerewhenua

Valley, on a private farm with

public access, this wondrous

collection of large weathered

limestone outcrops is scattered

across a gentle hillside like giant

knuckle bones.

Your mind will conjure up a

veritable menagerie of animal

shapes from the rocks – certainly

not just elephants. If the setting

looks familiar, you can probably

thank Disney for that. The area

was used as a filming location

in the first Chronicles of Narnia

movie in 2005, transformed into

Aslan’s camp.

From there, the road weaves

past Tokarahi, before the real deal

takes hold on Danseys Pass Rd.

Hacked out of the hillside, the

twisting and unsealed road begins

with a profoundly steep climb up

a gully, on a road so pencil thin,

it would be designated one-way,

in town. You soon discover, very

little of the 50km road is wide

enough for a centre line. Driver

courtesy is your only hope.

Wandering, directionless

merino sheep and cows regularly

bear down on you, roaming

unannounced and unexpectedly

onto the road.

Wending through this vast and

vertiginous of world of majestic

sun-baked hills, the Maerewhenua

River slithers far below along

the valley floor, shimmering like a

silvery serpent in the sunshine.

Scratchings of supremely

isolated civilisation, past and

present, speckle the hillsides, as

you pass by graceful old stone

farmhouses. Some inhabited –

most abandoned. The legacy of

the goldmining era has left its

indelible calling-card, with their

water-races permanently scarring

the rock-faces.

Higher and higher I climbed,

reaching the summit of Danseys

Pass, which tops out at 934m. The

big-sky views stretch far across to

the Waitaki River, looking north,

and deep into the Maniototo, to

LONELY:

Danseys Pass

Rd leads to the

Coach Inn that

offers hearty

fare, boutique

accommodation

and a superb

bar packed with

curios. Below

The lavender

farm produces

high quality pure

oil.

the south. After marvelling over

the limestone in the Waitaki, the

terrain change was highlighted

by the steadily growing sight of

exposed schist.

The biggest surprise was stumbling

upon the vivid purple gates

of the impeccably manicured

Danseys Pass Lavender Farm. The

boutique farm has been Jo and

Barry Todd’s labour of love for the

past seven years.

Why Danseys Pass? Well, just as

France’s famed lavender fields are

grown at altitude in Provence, Jill

and Barry were suitably inspired

by the area’s hot, dry summers

and pure mountain air. The

climate helps produce the highest

quality pure oil, which is used in

a range of products, sold on-site,

from soaps and candles to lavender

ice cream.

STYLE

3

VENUES

Conference, seminar, wedding, business

meeting, team building or social

gathering? These premium options will

inspire you for your next event.

2

1 1 TERRACE DOWNS RESORT 2

For an inspirational venue that offers luxurious facilities,

awe-inspiring vistas, premier accommodation, superb

cuisine, a championship golf course and a menu of

adventure activities, look to Terrace Downs Resort.

Within an hour of Christchurch International Airport,

the high-country resort is popular for private functions,

weekend retreats and is internationally renowned for

events, weddings and conferences.

Multiple spaces and catering facilities accommodate

groups up to 100 guests and arrangements can be

tailor-made for your special event. The food and

beverage team has a reputation for flair, excellent

service and delicious menus featuring local and

international foods, while deluxe resort accommodation

comprises superb chalets and villa suites overlooking the

award winning golf course and Mount Hutt.

Conference programmes can incorporate golf, archery,

clay-bird shooting, horse trekking, hunting, trout and

salmon fishing, heli-tours, jet boating, tennis, day spa and

gymnasium.

03 318 6943, events@terracedowns.co.nz

www.terracedowns.co.nz

THE CASHMERE CLUB

There are four different function rooms available for

hire at the Cashmere Club, the larger rooms holding up

to 300 guests and the smaller rooms up to 70 guests.

They are competitively priced and have great value

menu options for breakfast, lunch or dinner, weddings,

corporate or family celebrations – they will cater for

your needs. Friendly and professional staff complement

the fantastic venue options. Functions Manager Michelle

awaits your call!

03 332 0092,

www.cashmereclub.co.nz

3

LIVING SPRINGS

With a stunning natural setting and harbour view, Living

Springs is a great destination to bring your work team

for a one-day or two-day team building experience.

An easy 25-minute drive from Christchurch, Living

Springs offers packages that include high-quality catering,

meeting spaces, staff development options and engaging

activities tailored to suit all abilities.

Call Michelle on 03 329 9788 to discuss options or

email her on reception@livingsprings.co.nz


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Thursday February 22 2018 41

Danseys Pass

A scoop of this fragrant

delight is quite ice-cold

therapy on a hot and dusty

day.

Barry’s background in

landscape gardening has

produced the most exquisite

botanical setting, with

perfectly tended rows of

lavender flowers, charming

riverstone walls and a

sculpture garden. Twenty

kilometers on, as the sun

started gilding the tops of

those turreted brown Kakanui

ranges, a dense forest

of exotic trees shuffled into

view, heralding my arrival

at Danseys Pass Coach Inn.

The pristine waters of the

Kyeburn River trickled by

German Creek Reserve,

thick with furs, spruces and

redwoods, planted by early

miners to remind them of

home. Kyeburn Diggings

was the northern-most

town of the Maniototo –

now a ghost town where the

sole survivor is the Danseys

Pass Coach Inn.

Offering hearty fare, boutique

accommodation and

a superb bar packed with

curios, it exudes an unmistakable

frontier, back-ofbeyond

charm. The long

GHOST TOWN: Only remnants of buildings remain in

Kyeburn.

and low-slung hotel is an

evocative roadside refuge,

first built in 1862.

I enjoyed an overnight

stay at the coach inn, after

a cracking dinner, feasting

from a fabulous menu

which included scallops,

salmon, duck, pork ribs,

lamb shanks and chicken.

As you’d expect from a

historic inn, open wood

fires, wooden floors and

exposed beams feature

prominently in the lounge

and dining rooms. Accommodation

is elegantly furnished

and magnificently

appointed with plenty of

heritage elements to the

fore, like wooden joinery,

brass fittings and copper

piping.

This historic coach inn is

a true hospitality treasure,

accentuating the raw drama

of a dalliance with Danseys

Pass.

FAST FACTS:

•Whether it’s for a

quick driver reviver,

a spot of lunch, or

a characterful stay,

Danseys Pass Coach

Inn is a living legacy

from the goldrush era.

Bring the whole family

– even the canines, it’s

dog-friendly. For full

details, head to www.

danseyspass.co.nz

ARA INSTITUTE OF CANTERBURY

Lab science qualification

leads to better opportunities

Every time Sunah Yun walked past the

laboratory at ANZCO Foods where she

worked as a quality control officer, she

daydreamed about being in there, dressed

in a white lab coat.

Fortunately for Sunah, the company

offered her a night shift job in the lab,

turning her daydream into a reality. “That

motivated me to get a qualification in

laboratory technology, in order to acquire

better opportunities to work in the

laboratory during the day.”

Originally from Korea, Sunah already

had a degree in computer engineering

which allowed her to study at postgraduate

level. She chose the Graduate Diploma in

Laboratory Technology at Ara Institute

of Canterbury because, she says, “it’s the

best tertiary education provider in New

Zealand”.

Sunah says the programme had

a “high but balanced standard”

and adds that her tutors were

always approachable. “If I was

stuck on something, my tutors

would always find a way to help

me understand.”

As part of her programme,

Sunah undertook a work

placement which she says

gave her the confidence and

knowledge of what’s required in

the science industry.

She’s putting all the skills and

knowledge she gained through

her graduate diploma to use in her

job at ANZCO where she’s a healthcare biotissues

laboratory technician/technologist.

The role involves hands-on manufacturing

of biologically-based products used in

implanted medical devices.

Her plan for the future is to get more

experience in the science industry and to

give to others the confidence that Ara gave

her.

Three laboratory science qualifications

are available at Ara: a Level 5 diploma, a

Level 6 diploma and a graduate diploma.

Anyone keen on a career in science who

doesn’t meet the entry requirements for

the diploma programmes can first study

the New Zealand Certificate in Study and

Career Preparation at Ara.

For further details on laboratory

science programmes at Ara text “Lab”

and your name to 4040 or visit ara.ac.nz.


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AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONALS

The Star

One-stop auto repair business

goes the extra mile

Like most auto repair businesses, Diesel

Doctor in Addington offers customers a

courtesy vehicle to use while their own vehicle

is being repaired. However, Diesel Doctor goes

the extra mile for customers by also offering a

Hiace van. This means tradies and others that

use their van for work won’t be out of pocket

while their van is being repaired by Diesel

Doctor’s expert technicians.

It’s all part of their bumper-to-bumper

service, which includes all types of

mechanical repairs and servicing to both

petrol and diesel vehicles. The workshop

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I WAS at considerable

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Subaru claim a 100km/h

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which are quick figures

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Scotland’s former Chch based prop baits English

FORMER SHIRLEY Boys’

High School and Sydenham

club prop Simon Berghan has

found himself in the British

media spotlight ahead of the Six

Nations clash between Scotland

and England on Sunday morning

(NZ time).

The Scotland prop claimed the

rivalry is ingrained in national

history – before softening his

remarks on the cross-border

relationship, the Daily Mail

reported.

“I knew all about the rivalry

with England,” said Berghan,

following a Scottish training

session.

“I sort of knew everyone hates

England, basically because we

did, but when I came over here it

was made more obvious to me,

and the reasons why, the history

and that. It will be brilliant to get

one over on them next week. I

certainly am aware of the rivalry

there.”

The 27-year-old was part of

the Canterbury and Crusaders

development squads before shifting

to Scotland and joining the

Edinburgh club in 2014. Berghan

has a Scottish grandfather and

made his debut for the national

side against France last year. He

has since established himself in

the side and starred in their 32-

26 second round win over France

two weeks ago.

“We take it game by game

and we did that with the French

game, where we had points to

prove and wrongs to put right,

and went out and did that.”

“We have the same approach

for England, where again we

have wrongs to put right from

last year, and we have the squad

to do that. I expect the boys to

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Garvey to tee off with Faldo

• By Gordon Findlater

LIFE JUST keeps getting better

for Canterbury’s top female

junior golfer Amelia Garvey.

Next month Garvey will mix

and mingle with the biggest

names in golf at the inaugural

Major Champions Invitational

at Bella Collina, Florida.

The invitational is a unique

junior golf tournament created

by six-time major champion,

Sir Nick Faldo. Garvey, 18,

has been selected by Faldo to

compete in his team of four

against a host of other teams

which will be selected and

mentored by famous names

including Jordan Spieth, Dustin

Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Adam

Scott, Jack Nicklaus, Tom

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“I’m super excited and

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on Nick Faldo’s team and to

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The tournament offers world

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“This event will allow major

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• By Gordon Findlater

CHARGES HAVE been laid

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investigation by the Racing

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The charges relate to the

return of positive swabs from

the Nelson Winter Cup twoday

meeting in June.

The Judicial Control

Authority For Racing received

the integrity unit’s decision on

Tuesday after its investigation.

The JCA has laid charges

against the Dunn stable for

presenting horses with a

BIG STAGE: Amelia Garvey will meet the world’s top

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Major Champions Invitational in Florida.

back to the game that has given

them so much and, hopefully

in time, it will become one

of the most elite junior golf

banned substance.

A hearing date

is yet to be set, in

which Robert Dunn

will make a plea.

The charge of

presenting a horse

with a banned

substance is less

serious than

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as it can be caused

by a number of

factors such as

contamination.

Previous cases of presenting a

horse with a banned substance

Robert Dunn

events in the world,” said Sir

Nick. Garvey was named on

his team as a result of two

winning performances at the

have resulted in a fine.

The Dunn Stable

returned four positive

swabs for caffeine at the

Nelson meeting which

took place from June

9-11.

Three of the horse

which tested positive

were directly from the

Dunn stable, while the

fourth was from Craig

and Aimee Edmonds’

stable. However, that

horse was under the

care of the Dunn stable, which

took it to Nelson.

Dunn did not return calls to

Faldo Series Asia New Zealand

Championships in 2016 and

2017 at Clearwater, and her

second place at the Faldo Series

Asia finals in March last year.

The opportunity will give

Garvey another chance to

impress on the big stage.

In September, the former

Burnside High School student

showed she can mix it with the

world’s best when she made

the cut in the LPGA Tour New

Zealand Open.

The invitational juniors will

representing their respective

major champions over 72 holes.

The best three individual scores

will form the team score at the

end of each day. After 72 holes,

prizes will be awarded to the

individual male and female

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winning team.

Garvey is currently in

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Pacific championship along

with fellow Canterbury junior

Juliana Hung.

Following the invitational,

Garvey will head back to

Los Angeles where she is

attending the University of

Southern California on a golf

scholarship.

Charges laid against Dunn stable

The Star yesterday.

Dunn has previously

claimed the horses were

nobbled – where the caffeine

is administered by an outside

party.

His claim caused rifts

within the Canterbury harness

racing community. He also

enlisted the help of a private

investigator to undertake his

own investigation.

The Dunn stable currently

leads the harness racing

trainer’s premiership with

52 wins – five more than

Mark Purdon and Natalie

Rasmussen.

Dragons within

striking range

of top of table

• By Gordon Findlater

CANTERBURY United Dragons

can move within two points of the

top of the ISPS Handa premiership

table with a win over Hawke’s Bay

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The Dragons have been on a hot

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They haven’t lost since a 0-2 defeat

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FOR

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UNDER OFFER

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Compass Homes

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4wd/Commercial/

Trucks/Utes

MITSUBISHI Pajero

1997 4wd, new shocks

new tyres, needs motor,

reg & wof, $2000 ono, ph

021 233 9880

Boating Accessories

& Equipment

WINDSCREENS

Perspex cut to size and

shape, Fab Plastics ph

366 3634

Building Supplies

SHOWER/BATH Liner,

custom made to suit, Fab

Plastics ph 366-3634

SHOWERLINERS

Installed to fit your tired

or old existing shower,

the perfect solution, ph

Lachlan for a free quote

383 1723 or 027 436 7067

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

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buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

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$8,001 - $12,000

TOYOTA Hi Ace Wheel

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auto. New hoist. Very

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Cars $0 - $1,500

TOYOTA Carib / Sprinter

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distributor cap & leads

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and some good tyres. Ph

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MITSUBISHI 380 SX,

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17” alloys. Was $18,000

now $9950 , ph 352 5963

MITSUBISHI 380 SX,

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Address

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Clairvoyance

Sandy

Sunday 7pm

All Welcome

Phone 349-9749

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Sunday 7pm

Address:

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Classic Cars &

Motorcycles

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

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kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

Community Events

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want to have a drink thats

your business. If you want

to stop, we can help. Phone

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Booking essential

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movements

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Fishing & Hunting

RIFLE BOLTS

& Centre fire ammunation

wanted. Cash paid by

collector, any type, price

etc.In Canty Mon-Thurs.

Ph 027 586 7621

For Sale

PAPER END

ROLLS

For Sale

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CARPET Pure wool.

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BISHOPDALE 37

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11am, household items

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Gardening

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landscaping, for free

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SERVICES

• Trees removed

• Trees pruned

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• Hedges trimmed

• Free quotes

Ph Justin

021 221 4344

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GARDENER

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tidying, friendly efficient

service, please

ph Paul 021 029 21049

The Star

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Services

Tired of that dripping

tap?Brassed off with

those sticking doors and

windows?Sick of looking

at that broken gate &

fence?Help is at hand!Ph

John on 021 149 0986 for

an obligation free quote to

ease your mind.

Massage

MALE Masseur, relax

massage, waxing for men,

8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756

To Let

CARAVAN RENTAL.

Long term CHCH. Rent

ot own option avail. Ph

9421900 or 021 02779849.

www.habitatcaravans.

co.nz

Tools & Machinery

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Trades & Services

CARPENTERS

2 AVAILABLE

For all types of work.

$65 per hour + GST.

PHONE:

027 224 2831

GARDEN CITY

MOVERS (LTD)

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Specialists

and Single

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Ph 027 355 0090

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(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

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Gardens.

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work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

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landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

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

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Thursday February 22 2018 51

The Star Classifieds

Motorcycles

2007 Suzuki GSF650S Bandit

$5200

OR NEAR OFFER

17,662kms, registration expires June 2018,

WOF expires Oct 2018.

Both tyres near new, not a learner approved bike,

in excellent condition, heated hand grips,

higher screen plus old one should you want it

plus top box and pack rack.

Recent oil change with new filter, owners manual,

well looked after. Also extra top box if wanted.

Phone Peter 027 622 9321

Tours

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Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

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Trades & Services

30 years + experience

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restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

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NO JOB TOO SMALL

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Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

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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

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PAINTING

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Phone Kevin

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• Management

Advice

available

quOtEs givEN

PHONE Paul

355-2636

BRICK & BLOCK

LAYING

all restoration work

and new work plus

foundations, ph 342 9340

or 021 853 033

BUILDER

For all building work

but specialist in bathroom

renovations, 30 yrs

experience, with service

and integrity. Free Quotes.

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0274 367-067.

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renovations & extensions,

property repairs. Free

quote. Ph Stuart 0274

661058

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licenced and insured,

bathroom renovations,

decks, re roofing, ph Josh

020 400 96143

www.jmhbuilders.co.nz

CARPET & VINYL

LAYING

Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching,

E mail jflattery@xtra.

co.nz

ph 0800 003 181

or 027 2407416

• Commercial Carpet Cleaning

• Residential Carpet Cleaning

• Upholstery Cleaning

• Stain & Odor Removal

• Tile & Grout Cleaning

NEED HELP

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Simply give us a call

on 021 035 8989

We will get the job done

in a professional way.

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Home, Rentals & Professional cleans avail for computer, IPad,

Business. Ph Amanda 027 $50.00. Gift Vouchers or Mobile. Contact Jobee

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Affordable Concrete

Small/medium jobs. 10% Wanted To Buy

Cutting with Quality, and

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Stephen 027 294 1508

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experience, immediate have own van, can fit quality furniture,

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china, coins, medals,

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electrician? Ph John 027 432-3822

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Thursday February 22 2018

The Star

Your local guide to our

Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals

Travlon

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log fire inSTAllATionS

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logfires

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fencing

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landscape Builds

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ph 03 343 4044 or 0274 375 619

email teamgardner@xtra.co.nz

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• Shingle Deliveries

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027 240 7030

JACOB BROWNLEES

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• Stump & Hedge

Removal

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oF TruckS

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• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

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• For Posthole &

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For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

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PO Box 20534 Bishopdale

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NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL

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hunting

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Thursday February 22 2018 53

Your local guide to our

Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals

To advertise:

Phone 379 1100 or email

star.class@starmedia.kiwi

LANDSCAPING

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Planting, Fences, Pergolas,

Water-features, Outdoor fires,

Raised Vege beds, Decks,

Artificial grass & more...

Call Aaron & the team today!

Phone: 03 3474422 or 021542402

Email: landscapeyouroutdoorspace@gmail.com

Locally based Selwyn Landscape Design and Construction

www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz

new builds

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT MAXIMISING

THE POTENTIAL IN YOUR PROPERTY?

PAINTER

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operated family

business.

25+ years Experience

• Painting • Wallpapering

• Interior • Exterior

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Phone

Michael 0212 649 492

michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

landscaping

PAINTER

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Construction and

Garden Maintenance

You can have your gardens, trees,

shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best

all year round, for a great price.

Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

• Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

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Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

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P 0274 933 529

E vicki@paintmasters.co.nz

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Creative Technician

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E courtney@paintmasters.co.nz

PLUMBER

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ROOF REPAIRS

spouting

PLUMBING & GASFITTING

• 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*

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call/text 027 245 5100

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Due to Christchurch

chlorinating/fluorinating

water supply and the

potential for contaminated

water from wells I can offer:

Full house micron filter and charcoal filters

with UV sterilisation to eliminate chlorine

taste, any odours and small particles as well

as harmful bugs.

Certified Plumber and Gasfitter servicing

Christchurch and surrounding areas.

Kevin Unsworth

Plumbing LTD

Phone: 021 165 4650

www.kevinunsworthplumbing.co.nz

Locally owned & operated with

over 30 years experience.

• Extensions & repair • Roof coating

• Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol

• Malthoid • Asbestos Certified

• Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278

or 021 223 4200

E: dave@beaumontroofing.co.nz

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Ph. Jem 0277 515 250

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The Star Classifieds

Public Notices

A.G.M.

Canterbury

& Suburban

Darts Assoc

23 Livingstone St,

Christchurch

25th February

2018 at 11am

Followed by the

Memorial Shield

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127 & 101

JBPP LIMITED, (OWNER, 180

Huxley Street, Christchurch

8023), has made application to

the District Licensing Committee

at Christchurch for the renewal

of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in

respect of the premises situated

at 55 Riccarton Road known as

VOLSTEAD TRADING COMPANY.

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

are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY

1100 TO 2300

The application may be

inspected during ordinary

office hours at the office of the

Christchurch District Licensing

Committee, 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 15 February 2018.

NOTICES

advertising

Sports, Clubs, Schools,

Organisations, AGMs,

Legal Notices, Public

Notices, Family

Notices, Births, Deaths,

Memoriams, Birthdays,

Weddings, Anniversaries,

Engagements...

For all your important notices,

advertise in The Star, where

it will be seen by 179,000

people every Thursday.

For professional, helpful

service, Phone 379-7100

Public Notices

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127 & 101

HILLDALE HOLDINGS LIMITED,

(THE LICENSEE, 1 Hilldale

Place, Christchurch 8022),

has made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Christchurch for the renewal

of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in

respect of the premises situated

at 231 Linwood Avenue North

Linwood known as NUGGETS

BAR.

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 are:

MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM

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

ACHERON HEIGHTS LIMITED,

(LICENSEE, 670 Main South

Road, Christchurch 8042),

has made application to the

District Licensing Committee

at Christchurch for the issue of

ON-LICENCE NEW in respect

of the premises situated at 60

Warrington Street, St Albans

known as SCHROEDERS

TAVERN.

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 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 first publication of

this notice.

Public Notices

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127 & 101

WA IZAKAYA LIMITED, (THE

LICENSEE, The Manager, 448

Colombo Street, Sydenham,

Christchurch), has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Christchurch for the renewal

of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in

respect of the premises situated

at 448 Colombo Street known

as MORI MORI IZAKAYA.

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 sold under the license are:

MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM

TO 2.00AM 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 only publication of

this notice.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF

ALCOHOL ACT 2012

SECTION 127 & 101

ILAM HOMESTEAD FUNCTION

CENTRE LIMITED, (THE

LICENSEE, Private Bag 4800,

Christchurch 8140), has made

application to the District

Licensing Committee at

Christchurch for the renewal

of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in

respect of the premises situated

at 87 Ilam Road, Ilam, known as

ILAM HOMESTEAD FUNCTION

CENTRE.

The general nature of the

business conducted under

the licence is: ON-LICENCE

FUNCTION CENTRE.

The days on which and the

hours during which alcohol

is sold under the licence

are: MONDAY TO FRIDAY

10.00AM TO 12.00 MIDNIGHT

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

10.00AM 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 issue 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.

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

Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

MARCH 2018 MEETINGS

J Daly

COUNCIL SECRETARY

www.ccc.govt.nz

The Star

The next meetings of the Christchurch City Council, Community Boards, Committees, Council Hearings Panels and

Subcommittees with delegated authority will be held as follows:

COMMUNITY BOARD COMMITTEES

Date Time Committee and Venue

6 4pm Awa-iti Reserve Management Committee, Little River Service Centre, 4238 Christchurch Akaroa

Road, Little River

12 7pm Lyttelton Reserves Management Committee, Lyttelton Community Boardroom, 25 Canterbury

Street, Lyttelton

COMMUNITY BOARDS

Date Time Board and Venue

2 12.30pm Banks Peninsula and Spreydon-Cashmere Community Boards, Boardroom, Beckenham Service

Centre, 66 Colombo Street

5 4.30pm Coastal-Burwood Community Board, Board Room, Cnr Beresford and Union Streets, New Brighton

6 5pm Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board, Boardroom, Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street

9 8.30am Papanui-Innes Community Board, Papanui Service Centre, Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street

12 10am Banks Peninsula Community Board, Lyttelton Community Boardroom, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton

12 4.30pm Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, Boardroom, Fendalton Service Centre, Cnr

Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

13 4.30pm Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, Boardroom, Fendalton Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys

and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

14 10am Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board, Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue,

Richmond, Christchurch

16 8am Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board, Boardroom, Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street

19 4.30pm Coastal-Burwood Community Board, Board Room, Cnr Beresford and Union Streets, New Brighton

23 9am Papanui-Innes Community Board, Papanui Service Centre, Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street

27 4.30pm Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, Boardroom, Fendalton Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys

and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

COMMITTEES

Date Time Committee and Venue

6 2pm Selwyn Waihora Water Management Zone Committee, Selywn District Council, 2 Norman Kirk

Drive, Rolleston

7 9am Regulatory Performance Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

7 1pm Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

9 9am Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee, Council Chamber, Environment Canterbury,

200 Tuam Street

9 9am Health and Safety Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

13 1pm Regional Water Management Committee, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

20 4pm Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee, Venue to be advised

21 9am Strategic Capability Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

21 1pm Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

21 5pm Te Hononga Council – Papatipu Runanga Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

22 6pm Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone Committee, Environment Canterbury,

200 Tuam Street

SUBCOMMITTEES

Date Time Subcommittee and Venue

2 1.30pm Parking Restrictions Subcommittee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

12 11am Reserves Officer Subcommittee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

26 11am Reserves Officer Subcommittee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

COUNCIL HEARINGS PANELS

Date Time Venue

7 1pm Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

COUNCIL

Date Time Venue

1 9.30am Council Chamber, 2nd floor, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

8 1pm Council Chamber, 2nd floor, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

22 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


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The Star Classifieds

Situations Vacant

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

Situations Vacant

Entertainment

St John Caring Caller

Volunteer Team Leader

St John Caring Callers provide friendship and regular contact

over the phone to people in the community. We have an

exciting volunteer opportunity for a Team Leader to manage

our Caring Callers in Christchurch.

We are looking for someone who:

• Can commit 3 - 5 hours each week

• Is computer literate

• Has experience and ability to lead a team and be a teamplayer

• Has excellent communication skills

For more information contact Sandra Young on 0800 785 646

Apply online before 9 March 2018

www.join.stjohn.org.nz - job code 34925

Drivers Class 4

We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and

experienced individuals who have a strong

focus on customer service and health and

safety to drive our Class 4 mixer trucks.

Positions available at our Hornby and

Rolleston sites.

Send CV and cover letter to

DianeT@crmc.co.nz or phone (03) 375 9705

Tele-Sales Ad

Representative

Part-Time/Full-Time

STAR Media is currently looking

for a part-time/full-time Tele-Sales

Representative.

The core responsibility will be to telemarket

our customer base.

This is a part-time to full-time hours,

flexible but working mainly 8am - 5pm.

We are seeking an enthusiastic team player

who has great telephone skills, a positive

attitude and who can talk confidently to a

wide range of people. An eye for detail &

excellent computer skills are also required.

Training will be provided.

To apply please email:

shane@starmedia.kiwi

Account

Executive

Media/Digital Sales, Christchurch

TAXI DRIVERS

Full time/part time

Van/car, day/night

shifts available

Assistance with

P endorsement if

required

Gold Band Taxis

Phone 0210 245 0339

WANTED

Yard Worker

to work in busy

Timber/firewood yard

in Lincoln.

Experience not

necessary -

full training provided.

On-going work with

flexible hours.

Must have current

drivers licence,

be physically fit,

motivated and reliable.

Phone 021 325 661

SMALL quality cleaning

business requires

additional part-time

staff. Applicants must

be honest, reliable and

hardworking. Please email

CV and contact details to

m.coster@xtra.co.nz by

the 27 February

• Love the relationship side of sales?

• Looking for a company with a supportive, lively and energetic culture?

• Coffee and chat with your own portfolio clients, to plan best solutions.

We have an opportunity for a Media/Digital sales person, ideally with experience!

Your new company:

Star Media is a diversified publishing and events business, and one of New Zealand’s

largest independent media companies. Star Media encompasses The Star newspaper, six

community newspapers, national magazines Kiwi Gardener and Rugby News and local

magazine Style, City2Surf and Home Show events for Christchurch, Canterbury and New

Zealand audiences.

We also provide a range of digital solutions for our clients, digital advertising on star.kiwi,

video production, SEO and Google AdWords.

Your new role:

This sales role is territory based with an existing client base. We are on the lookout for an

excellent communicator with a can do attitude. The company’s collaborative workplace

relies on creativity, innovation and initiative.

You will be responsible for maintaining existing relationships and growing new business to

achieve profitable growth opportunities within your own portfolio of clients. You will be a

solution provider for your clients, getting to know there business to work out how you can

achieve the best results for them. As a media consultant, you will be using your knowledge

to make product recommendations to increase their sales and profits. You will also be

expected to attend industry events.

Ideally previous media sales experience would be beneficial to join our team!

What you’ll need to succeed:

In order to be successful in this role it is essential that you have:

• Previous sales experience and an adaptable approach to business

• Proven success in building and maintaining client relationships and experience in

networking

• A true hunger to succeed – we are looking for can-do, energetic and innovative candidates

• A good work ethic, the ability to work proactively with clients and internal departments

with a sense of urgency

• Passionate, positive and proactive – you can seek out opportunities and deliver on what

you say

• Flexible – are able to work across multiple media types

• Creative – you can deliver fresh ideas and produce innovative campaigns for your clients

What you’ll get in return:

You’ll be joining a company that rewards hard work. Our Hagley Park office is a hub of

laughter and team work - ask anyone here and they will tell you they love coming to work

every day. Learning and development opportunities are endless with regular workshops

and events. A very generous remuneration package is on offer including a fantastic bonus

scheme as well as healthcare (conditions apply) and mobile phone! A career pathway with

an innovative company!

What you need to do now:

If this role sounds exciting to you then don’t delay in getting in touch! Forward an

application and an up-to-date copy of your CV (word format/pdf), to Shane Victor at

shane@starmedia.kiwi by Wednesday, 28 February.

RICCARTON (0508-446-987)

BLACK PANTHER • (M)

THU-FRI 12:20, 3:15, 6:10, 9:10PM, SAT-SUN 12:20,

3:15, 8:20PM, MON-WED 12:20, 3:15, 6:10, 9:10PM

GAME NIGHT • (TBC)

THU-FRI 10:10AM, MON-WED 10:10AM

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SING-A-LONG (PG)

SAT-SUN 6:00PM

GENERAL ADMISSION

BLACK PANTHER • (M) THU-FRI 10:20, 1:20, 4:15,

7:10, 8:20PM, SAT 10:20, 1:20, 4:15, 6:20, 7:10, 9:10PM

SUN 10:20, 1:10, 4:15, 6:20, 7:10, 9:10PM

MON 10:20, 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 8:20PM

TUE-WED 10:20, 1:20, 4:15, 7:10PM

BROKEN (M) FRI 12:00PM, MON-WED 12:00PM

COCO (PG) SAT 10:50AM, SUN 10:30AM

DARKEST HOUR (PG)

THU-FRI 10:30AM, MON-WED 10:30AM

FERDINAND (G) SAT-SUN 11:40AM

FIFTY SHADES FREED (R16) THU 10:15, 1:00, 3:40,

5:50, 9:00PM, FRI 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 8:40PM

SAT 3:40, 6:40, 8:50PM, SUN 3:40, 6:40, 8:00PM

MON-TUE 10:15, 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 8:40PM

WED 10:25, 1:00, 3:40, 6:20, 8:40PM

FINDING YOUR FEET • (M)

THU 11:00, 1:30, 6:30, 8:30PM

FRI 11:00, 1:30, 4:10, 6:30PM

SAT 10:15, 2:20, 6:30, 8:30PM

SUN 10:40, 12:25, 6:30, 8:30PM

MON-WED 11:00, 1:30, 6:30, 8:10PM

GAME NIGHT • (TBC)

THU-FRI 1:10, 4:00, 6:00, 9:00PM

SAT 11:20, 2:00, 4:00, 6:10, 9:00PM

SUN 2:00, 4:00, 6:10, 9:00PM

MON-WED 1:10, 4:00, 6:00, 9:00PM

JUMANJI:WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (PG)

THU-FRI 3:30PM, SAT 1:10, 4:10PM

SUN 4:10PM, MON-WED 3:30PM

LADYBIRD • (R13) THU 11:30, 1:40, 6:20PM

FRI 10:00, 2:10, 6:40PM, SAT 12:15, 4:45, 6:50PM

SUN 10:10, 11:30, 1:20, 5:50PM

MON-WED 10:00, 2:10, 6:40PM

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE (M)

SAT 12:45PM, SUN 12:50PM

MOLLY’S GAME (R13) THU-FRI 3:00PM

MON-TUE 3:00PM, WED 2:45PM

MONSTER HUNT 2 (PG) THU 8:40PM, FRI 8:50PM,

SAT-SUN 9:15PM, MON-WED 8:50PM

PADDINGTON 2 (G) SAT-SUN 10:00AM

TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (G)

SAT 10:10AM, SUN 9:45AM

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG)

THU 10:40, 12:45, 3:50PM, FRI 10:40, 12:45, 5:50PM

SAT-SUN 1:40, 3:50PM, MON-TUE 10:40, 12:45, 5:50PM

WED 10:15, 12:30, 5:30PM

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING,

MISSOURI (R16) FRI 10:15AM, MON-WED 4:10PM

WELCOME TO NEW YORK (TBC)

FRI 8:10PM, TUE 8:20PM

PRAMS AT THE PIX - TICKETS ONLY $9

NORTHLANDS (0508-446-987)

GENERAL ADMISSION

BLACK PANTHER • (M)

THU-SUN 1:00, 3:20, 6:10, 9:00PM

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

COCO (PG) SAT-SUN 10:00AM

DARKEST HOUR (PG)

THU-FRI 10:30, 12:30, 5:40PM

SAT-SUN 12:30, 5:40PM

FIFTY SHADES FREED (R16)

THU-SUN 10:50, 5:50, 8:20PM

MON-TUE 10:30AM, WED 8:30PM

FINDING YOUR FEET • (M)

THU-SUN 10:20, 12:50, 6:20PM

MON-TUE 10:20, 12:50, 6:00PM

WED 10.30, 11:00, 12:50, 6:00PM

GAME NIGHT • (TBC)

THU-SUN 10:10, 1:25, 3:40, 8:40PM

MON-TUE 1:20, 3:30, 8:40PM

WED 1:25, 3:40, 8:40PM

LADYBIRD • (R13)

THU-FRI 10:00, 3:50, 6:00, 8:50PM

SAT-SUN 3:50, 6:00, 8:50PM

MON-TUE 11:00, 4:00, 6:20PM

WED 10:40, 4:00, 6:20PM

MOLLY’S GAME (R13) THU-SUN 1:10, 8:30PM

PADDINGTON 2 (G)

THU-FRI 4:10PM, SAT-SUN 10:30, 4:10PM

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (PG)

THU-SUN 10:30, 6:30PM, MON-TUE 8:30PM

THE POST (M)

THU-SUN 3:00PM

THE SHAPE OF WATER (R16)

THU-SUN 12:20, 3:10PM

PRAMS AT THE PIX - TICKETS ONLY $9

FINDING YOUR FEET • (M) WED 11:00AM

BLACK PANTHER M – VIOLENCE. BROKEN M –

VIOLENCE. COCO PG. DARKEST HOUR PG – COARSE

LANGUAGE. FERDINAND G. FIFTY SHADES FREED

R16 – VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE & SEX

SCENES. FINDING YOUR FEET M – OFFENSIVE

LANGUAGE, SEXUAL REFERENCES & DRUG USE.

GAME NIGHT TBC. JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE

JUNGLE PG – VIOLENCE, COARSE LANGUAGE &

SEXUAL REFERENCES. LADYBIRD R13 – DRUG

USE, SEX SCENES & OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE.

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE M – VIOLENCE.

MOLLY’S GAME R13 – VIOLENCE, DRUG USE &

OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE. MONSTER HUNT 2 PG –

FANTASY VIOLENCE. PADDINGTON 2 G. TAD THE

LOST EXPLORER G. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

PG. THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SING-A-LONG

PG. THE POST M – COARSE LANGUAGE. THE

SHAPE OF WATER R16 – VIOLENCE, HORROR,

SEX SCENES & OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE. THREE

BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI R16 –

VIOLENCE, RAPE THEMES, SUICIDE & OFFENSIVE

LANGUAGE. WELCOME TO NEW YORK TBC.

PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FOR ALL (R) RATED MOVIES –

FIFTY SHADES FREED R16 – VIOLENCE, OFFENSIVE

LANGUAGE & SEX SCENES.LADYBIRD R13 – DRUG

USE, SEX SCENES & OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE.

MOLLY’S GAME R13 – VIOLENCE, DRUG USE &

OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE. THREE BILLBOARDS

OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI R16 – VIOLENCE,

RAPE THEMES, SUICIDE & OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE.

THE SHAPE OF WATER R16 – VIOLENCE,

HORROR, SEX SCENES & OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE.

FINDING YOUR FEET • (M) WED 11:00AM

G – SUITABLE FOR GENERAL AUDIENCES.

PG – PARENTAL GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED FOR

YOUNGER VIEWERS.

M – SUITABLE FOR MATURE AUDIENCES 16 YEARS

OF AGE AND OVER.

E – EXEMPT

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The Star

CLUBS NEW ZEALAND WARMLY WELCOME MEMBERS,

THEIR GUESTS AND AFFILIATE CLUB MEMBERS.

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT A CLUB

WITHIN THIS SECTION.

RAFFLES

Thurs, Fri, Sat

Great Prizes

• Large TV's •

• TAB pod •

• Gaming Room •

richmond

St Albans Shirley Club

269 Hills Rd | ph 385 1632 www.sasclub.co.nz

WHAT’S

ON

club

www.rwmc.co.nz

pride of the east

since 1888

THURSDAY NIGHT

LUCKY TREASURE CHEST

FRIDAY NIGHT: 5.30pm-7.30pm

LUCKY MEMBER JACKPOT DRAW

• BISTRO open 5pm-8pm Thurs, Fri, Sat

BAR MENU available all day

• Shuttle operates Thurs, Fri, Sat night

• SKY Sport • Pool Tables

• Gaming Room • TAB

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

Members, guests & affiliates welcome

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

SHANNON

COOPER-GARLAND

7.30PM FRIDAY

WHITFORD’S BAR

Cafe

OPEN

from 11am

LIVE MUSIC

HOUSIE:

Tuesday &

Saturday

LIVE MUSIC

THURSDAY

7PM

ROBBIE

DREW

Club BISTRO

Open Wednesday to Sunday

Lunch & Dinner

• Open daily from 11am • Courtesy Van

75 London St | Ph 389 5778 | www.rwmc.co.nz

SATURDAY 7.35PM: SUPER RUGBY

CRUSADERS v CHIEFS

NEW

MENU!

OUT NOW

DINNER HAS NEVER BEEN THIS GOOD

NEW MENU | NEW TEAM

CHECK OUT OUR

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7.30PM SATURDAY

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SHUTTLE

Tuesday - Saturday

PH 0508 966 5786

SATURDAY

7PM

SUNDAY

3PM

Whitford’s Hours:

Open for LUNCH

Tuesday to Sunday

and DINNER

7 DAYS from 5pm

WEDNESDAY LUNCH

$10 MEMBERS / $12 NON

H ORNBY

WORKINGMEN’S

CLUB

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

SATURDAY 4.30PM: MARION’S OUTLAWS

SATURDAY 8PM: THE C-BAY BAND

SUNDAY, 1.30PM $6 ENTRY:

ANNETTE’S HEART OF THE COUNTRY

3PM SUNDAY

FAMILY FRIENDLY DINING

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

Chalmers Restaurant

CARVERY DINNER $22.50

EVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY FROM 5.30PM

Early Bird Special

5.30pm - 6.30PM

FREE

DESSERT

Family Friendly

SUNDAY NIGHT BUFFET $27

EVERY SUNDAY FROM 5PM-8PM

PERFECT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS & FAMILY EVENTS!

PLANNING A FUNCTION?

We have rooms available

for any occasion.

Call us today, 349 9026

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

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


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Excellent value

bistro dining

THE St Albans Shirley Club (SAS

Club) Bistro has a new and

improved menu, that offers

something for everyone.

There’s a great choice ranging

Snacks (that are available throughout

trading) through to Light Meals,

Mains, Desserts and a 2 course Kids’

Menu.

Old favourites such as Roast and

Fish of the Day, Sausages & Mash,

Steak, and Chef’s famous Burgers

feature on the menu as well as new

items such as Smoked Chicken Pesto

Salad and Lamb Kebabs with

couscous salad, Ginger Sesame

S

UM

ME

R

Sundays

Enjoy our relaxed

outdoor Garden Bar

with children's play area

Live Music this Sunday

IAN MAC

3pm-6pm

Live Music this Friday

Christchurch Musicians’ Club presents

LI’L CHUCK

8pm, $10 entry

Riverview Restaurant

Kids* eat FREE on Sundays

New lunch menu!

*(under 12)

Chicken Stir Fry with noodles, and

Mediterranean Lamb Chops.

With Mains priced from as little as

$14 through to $24, the menu offers

excellent value.

The Club Bistro is open Thursday

to Saturday from 5pm to 8pm.

Anyone can become a member of

the SAS Club and potential new

members are welcome to call in and

check out the great facilities and

advantages of joining your local club.

For more information, go to

www.sasclub.co.nz, visit them on

facebook, call in at 269 Hills Rd, or

phone them on 385 1632.

Quiz Night

Every WEDNESDAY

in the Sports Bar.

Teams 4-6 or come along

and join a team on

the night.

Great fun and

prizes to be won.

Register from 7pm.

50 Colombo St, Cashmere

Ph: 03 332 0092, Fax: 03 337 3772

www.cashmereclub.co.nz

Christchurch’s only beach side club

What’s On by the beach

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

MEMBERS LUCKY

CARD DRAW

Dine by the Beach

UPSTAIRS

PIERVIEW A LA CARTE

RESTAURANT

The restaurant is 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 Feb, from 5.30pm

NEXT BUFFET : BOOK NOW!

DOWNSTAIRS

CLUB BISTRO

Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm - 2pm & from 5pm.

FUNCTION ROOMS | GAMING ROOM

SHUTTLE SERVICE Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat

New Brighton Club

202 Marine Parade - Phone 388-9416

www.newbrightonclub.co.nz

Members, guests and affiliates welcome

Clubs New Zealand welcome

members, their guests

and affiliate club members.

Entertainment Advertising & News

Jo-Anne Fuller phone 027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi


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To add a listing,

contact Jo Fuller

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@

starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

A hearty taste of

Ireland in the city

“Tar Isteach, a Chara, Tá Fáilte Romhat Anseo”... Come in friend,

you’re welcome here.

Christchurch’s newest Irish venue - A Rolling Stone is open and

looking forward to seeing you!

According to Gretchen Kane, co-owner, the pub name pays tribute

to poetry and song, and to ancient Ireland and its many historic stone

buildings and monuments.

“We offer warmth, atmosphere and authentic Irish hospitality from

the heart of Ireland to the heart of Christchurch,” said Gretchen. “We

serve a genuine taste of Ireland and have great chefs producing a

hearty menu that offers both Irish and Kiwi fare, as well as excellent

coffee. And, without a doubt, we pour the best pint of Guinness in

town. If you’re partial to a good Guinness, you’re welcome to join our

Guinness Club.”

But the A Rolling Stone experience doesn’t end there. ey also host

an array of great entertainment throughout the week ranging from

Trad Nights (the age old informal gathering of musicians to play

traditional tunes. All styles are warmly welcome); Open Mic Nights

(where all musicians and genres are invited to jam); Live Bands;

Karaoke; and DJ’s.

Oozing rustic charm, the open plan pub has a wonderfully warm

ambience making it an ideal venue to consider for private functions

and events. It also has a street side courtyard, the perfect place to relax

in the sunshine with a cool drink.

Bookings are now available for St Patrick’s Day Breakfast.

Saturday 17th March 2018. Open from 8am. Call now 03 377

4787.

Located at 579 Colombo St (near the South City Centre), there is no

shortage of easy access parking, and it’s a hop and a skip from the Bus

Exchange.

A Rolling Stone is open from 10am until late 7 days a week. Phone

03 377 4787. All very welcome. Sláinte!

A

R

OLLING

Authentic Irish

hospitality from

the heart of Ireland

to the heart

of Christchurch

S

TONE

Irish Fare - Irish Brews

Entertainment

Tuesday 7pm - Open Mic.

Wednesday - Trad Session.

Thursday - Karaoke.

Friday, Saturday - Live music & DJ.

A Rolling Stone

579 Colombo St - ph: 03 377 4787

www.facebook.com/ARollingStone

A ROLLING STONE: Thursday -

Karaoke. Friday, Saturday 10.30pm

- DJ Dwight. Tuesday 7pm -

Open Mic. Wednesday - Trad

Session.

BARETTA: Friday 7pm - Live

music; 10.30pm - DJ. Saturday

9pm - DJ Double Header.

BILL'S BAR: Thursday - Mickey

Rat Karaoke. Friday 7pm - Live

music. Sunday 6pm - Mickey Rat

Karaoke.

BISHOP BROTHERS: Sunday

3pm - Mandi Miller.

BLUE SMOKE: Friday 8.30pm -

Electric Wire Hustle; Troy Kingi;

The Galactic Chiropractors; Mark

Vanilau; Borrwed CS, $40 +bf.

Sunday 8pm - The Goldonies with

special guest Edward Castelow

(aka Dictaphone Blues).

CARLTON: Thursday 8.30pm -

Ting Tong. Friday 10pm - Ctrl Alt

Rock. Saturday 10.30pm -

Cropduster. Sunday 7pm - Daniel

Pfeifer. Monday 6.30pm - Quiz

with Regan & Susie. Tuesday 8pm

- Comedy. Wednesday 8.30pm -

D’Sendantz duo.

CASA PUBLICA: Friday 5.30pm

- Daniel Pfiefer; 8.30pm - DJ Paul

McKessar. Saturday 9pm - DJ

Ash-S

CASHMERE CLUB: Friday 8pm

- Li’l Chuck, $10 entry. Sunday

3pm - Ian Mac.

CHRISTCHURCH FOLK

MUSIC CLUB, IRISH SOCIETY

HALL: Sunday 7pm - Bottlelake

Junction, $12 members/$15 non.

CLADDAGH IRISH PUB,

FERRYMEAD: Thursday - Open

mic.

DARKROOM: Thursday - Molly

& the Chromatics.

DUX CENTRAL: Friday 5pm -

Zak Cooper; 9.30pm - Willy

Styles. Saturday 2pm - El Guitaro;

9.30pm - Get Set. Sunday 2pm -

Jazz Sessions.

ELECTRIC AVENUE MUSIC

FESTIVAL 2018: Saturday 11am

- North Hagley Park feat. Dizzee

Rascal; Chase and Status; Primal

Scream; Hermitude; Aaradhna;

Black Milk; Chronixx; Confidence

Man; Dillastrate; Dirty Cash;

Hawaiian Maiden; Katchafire; K-

Lab; L.A.B; Moses; My Baby;

Nervous Jerk; Sneaky Sound

System; State of Mind; The D4;

The Imposters; The Response; The

Salad Boys; Theia; Too Many

Zooz; Truth, tickets $139+bf.

EMPIRE: Thursday 9pm - DJ.

Friday, Saturday 10pm - DJ.

FAT EDDIES: Thursday 7.30pm -

Brad Kang Quartet; 10pm - River

City Jazzmen. Friday 7.30pm -

Kate Taylor Quartet; 11pm -

Sarena & the Pocket Change.

Saturday 7.30pm - Georgie & the

Vajazzlers; 11pm - Uptown

Shakedown. Sunday 3pm -

Vintage Blue; 6.30pm - Heather

Webb Quartet. Monday 7.30pm -

Greg Knowles Trio. Tuesday

7.30pm - The Scene. Wednesday

7.30pm - Palm Trio; 10pm -

Tupperware Jungle.

UK songstress Lucy Rose (UK) plays Lyttelton Records tomorrow night.

FINNEGANS IRISH PUB,

PREBBLETON: Friday 8pm -

Trad Session.

FOX & FERRET, RICCARTON:

Friday 9pm - Reckless. Saturday

9pm - Soul Cage.

FOX & FERRET, THE PALMS:

Friday 9.30pm - Flat City

Brotherhood.

GBC, MARSHLAND RD:

Saturday 6pm - Mandi Miller.

HORNBY WMC: Saturday

4.30pm -Marion’s Outlaws; 8pm -

The C-Bay Band. Sunday 1.30pm

- Annette’s Heart of the Country,

$6 entry.

HORNCASTLE ARENA: Tickets

@ticketek.

INGHAM’S LAZY SUNDAYS,

CHCH BOTANIC GARDENS:

Sunday 3.30pm - All Girl Big

Band, free.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL:

Tickets @ticketek.

JAZZ AFTER WORK, ARA

AUDITORIUM: Friday 6.10pm -

Jeff Bradley & Sweet Liquorice,

$10 entry.

LYTTELTON RECORDS, 650

FERRY RD: Thursday 8pm -

Stephanie Cherote, $10 entry.

Friday 8pm - Lucy Rose (UK),

tickets $25. Saturday 8pm - Flora

Knight & Sean Donald, $10 entry.

MACKENZIES HOTEL: Friday -

Red Zone. Saturday - Misfitz.

MAK TAVERN: Friday -

Mammoth. Saturday - Unhinged.

Sunday - Red Zone.

MICKY FINNS: Friday 10pm -

Unhinged. Saturday 10pm -

Elevators.

PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR:

Saturday 9pm - Rough Cut.

PROTOCOL: Friday 8.30pm -

Natalie Elms.

RICHMOND WMC: Thurday

7pm - Robbie Drew. Saturday

7pm - AMPT (duo). Sunday 3pm

- I Alone.

SILVER DOLLAR BAR,

ROLLESTON: Sunday 4pm -

Stevie D.

SONGWRITERS IN THE

ROUND, ALVARADO’S:

Thursday 7pm - Allan Barron;

Sharon Miller; Phil Doublet, free.

SPRIG & FERN, MERIVALE:

Friday - Alice Tanner Duo.

Saturday - Zoe Scott.

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB:

Friday - Willie McArthur.

Saturday - Live music. Wednesday

- Willie’s Open Mic.

Photo credit: Reuben Raj

TAVERN HAREWOOD:

Friday 8.30pm - Absolut. Saturday

8.30pm - Shaka Groove.

TEMPS HORNBY: Friday

8.30pm- DV8. Saturday 8.30pm -

End Game.

THAI CHEFS, SUKHU TIGER,

RICCARTON: Thursday to

Wednesday 9pm - Resident DJ &

Karaoke.

THE BOG IRISH BAR:

Thursday 10pm - Julius Geezer.

Friday 6pm - Susie & Regan;

11pm - Corner Sounds. Saturday

7pm - Ryan Ferris Duo; 11pm -

Flat City Brotherhood. Sunday

5.30pm - Black Velvet Acoustic.

Tuesday 7pm - The Jamesons

Session. Wednesday 8pm - Live

music.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR,

RICCARTON: Friday - Pete

Malthus. Saturday - Smoke n

Mirrors trio.

THE CUBAN: Thursday 6.30pm

- Live music. Friday - Live music.

Saturday 8pm - Nick Lee.

THE FAMOUS GROUSE,

LINCOLN: Saturday 8.30pm -

D’Sendantz.

THE LOCAL, BARRINGTON:

Friday 7.30pm - Mandi Miller.

THE MILLER BAR: Thursday

7pm - Rock n Roll. Friday 9.30pm

- Awesome Source. Saturday

9.30pm - Absolut duo. Wednesday

8pm - Karaoke with Lance Kiwi.

THE OLD VICARAGE,

HALSWELL: Sunday 3pm -

Assembly Required.

THE OPTION BISTRO &

WINES, NORTHWOOD:

Monday - Dinner entertainment

with X-Files.

THE WAVE BAR, NEW

BRIGHTON: Thursday 8.30pm -

Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ.

Saturday 8.30pm - Live music.

TRENCHES, CHCH RSA:

Friday 6.30pm - Elizabeth

Braggins. Sunday 5.30pm - Janice

Gray with Bob Heinz & Mike

Kime.

TREVINOS, RICCARTON:

Friday 9pm - Vague As Bros.

WOOLSTON CLUB: Friday

7.30pm - Shannon Cooper

Garland. Saturday 7.30pm - Set in

Stone.

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON:

Saturday 8pm - Brendon Thomas

& the Vibes; Horizone, $15 entry.

Tuesday 7pm - Open Mic; 8pm -

Showcase Artist; 9pm - Open Mic,

free.


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What’s on

Let us know about your event!

Email sarla.donovan@starmedia.kiwi

NEW BRIGHTON MARKET

Saturday, 10am-2pm, New Brighton

pedestrian mall

MT PLEASANT FARMERS’

MARKET

Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm,

McCormacks Bay Rd

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

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY,

AFTERNOON AND EVENING

SESSIONS

EARTHQUAKES AND

BUTTERFLIES

Marking the seventh anniversary

of the Canterbury earthquakes,

this is a theatre event written

by Kathleen Gallagher and

directed by Helen Moran. The

seven actors and two musicians

use song, dialogue and action

to weave a spell that is uplifting,

transforming and healing.

$25/$15

Transitional Cathedral

THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, 6PM,

SATURDAY, 2PM AND 6PM

OPEN AIR SUMMER

SHAKESPEARE

Top Dog Theatre presents

William Shakespeare’s story of

loss and redemption, A Winter’s

Tale, on the lush Mona Vale

lawns. Refreshments will be

available and a licenced bar

will be on-site, or bring your

own picnic and drinks. Door

sales will be $15.

Mona Vale gardens

THURSDAY, 12.15-1.15PM

ITALIAN SINGING

Learn to sing beautiful Italian

songs, both modern and classic,

and learn the language at the

same time. The eight-week course

starts today and will cost $38.

WEA, 59 Gloucester St

SATURDAY, 4-8PM

LATINO MARKET

The popular Latino Market

Carnaval is back and full

of colour and fun. Enjoy

Latin street food, live music,

workshops, capoeira and samba

performances. Free event.

Cathedral Square

SATURDAY, 11AM-2PM

BROMLEY FAIR

There will be free rides,

bouncy castles, mini jeeps

and pedalmania. Other free

activities will include sports,

face-painting, big games and

more. There will also be

free entertainment as well as

community stalls and food

available to purchase.

Community centre, Bromley

Rd

SUNDAY, 8AM-5PM

WEET-BIX KIDS TRYATHLON

Running since 1992, this event is

for Kiwi kids, who get to swim,

cycle and run their way around

age-appropriate courses, either as

an individual or in a team of two.

There will be two ‘tryathlons’, one

starting at 8am and the second at

1.15pm. Get along to support the

young athletes.

Jellie Park, 295 Ilam Rd

SUNDAY, NOON-3PM

HALSWELL COMMUNITY

MARKET

A community event with a variety

of stalls offering handmade

crafts, local produce and delicious

food. Enjoy listening to talented

musicians who busk at the market

in the lovely gardens at St John of

God Hospital.

15 Nash Rd

SUNDAY, 3-4PM

CHINESE NEW YEAR

PARADE

Celebrate the Chinese New Year

of the dog with a parade starting

from the Bridge of Remembrance.

Come see pandas, dragons, lions

and traditional Chinese dancers.

The parade will proceed along

Cashel St and High St before

ending in the square.

Cathedral Square

SUNDAY, 2.30-4.30PM

LIVE AT THE POINT – THE

BROOMS

The Brooms serve up an eclectic

repertoire of songs from country

folk to pop and blues combined

with lush vocal harmonies. Enjoy

the outdoor setting. Free event.

2 Waipapa Ave, Diamond

Harbour

WWW.MUSICCANTERBURY.CO.NZ

PIANO COMPETITION FINAL

SATURDAY, 7.30PM

3rd MARCH 2018

CHARLES LUNEY

AUDITORIUM

ST MARGARET’S COLLEGE

CHCH CIVIC MUSIC COUNCIL NATIONAL CONCERTO COMPETITION TRUST TICKETS WWW.TICKETEK.CO.NZ OR PHONE 0800 842 538

FINALISTS

LIXIN ZHANG (Christchurch)

FRANZ LISZT PIANO CONCERTO NO.1

MODI DENG (Auckland)

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF PIANO CONCERTO NO.3

MUSE YE (Christchurch)

MAURICE RAVEL PIANO CONCERTO

ACCOMPANIED BY THE CSO


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