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Western News: April 10, 2018

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6 Tuesday April 10 2018 Latest Christchurch news at WESTERN NEWS Kirkwood Intermediate School of Choice Year 7 camp at Purau Bay This is a great way for the children to get to know each other. From the left: Seth, Kaitlyn, Katie, Angus, Ethan, Emma, Aria and Ben Celebrating Kirkwood House Captains for 2018 House Captains for Mansfield/Hillary Ben - Ex Springston School I enjoy Kirkwood because everyone is friendly and the learning environment is great. I would like to be a good role model for the Year 7’s and 8’s as well as make Kirkwood enjoyable for everyone. Camp was a blast! We developed friendships, experienced Canadian canoeing, abseiling, camping and enjoyed yummy food. When we were at camp, we learnt to cooperate with each other. We had the most amazing parent helpers which we really enjoyed. We had to work things out when things were not right and we had to listen to instructions when the parents and teacher said so. Most of all we had fun. Manthan (Room 10) Aria - Ex Springston School Kirkwood has a friendly environment that embraces everyone. The school provides many opportunities and the technology is amazing. I want to make the school a better place by embracing everyone’s culture and to be a good role model. House Captains for Sheppard/Freyberg Seth - Ex Prebbleton School I enjoy the environment and the learning at Kirkwood. I would like to motivate and support others to achieve their goals. Kaitlyn - Ex Lincoln Primary School I love the learning style, and how supportive and helpful the teachers are, all the opportunities there are and how Kirkwood will set me up for high school. This year, I want to be able to leave something for future pupils and be able to organise events to make school more exciting. House Captains for Britten/Te Kanawa Katie - Ex Clearview Primary School I love the learning style, the great opportunities that Kirkwood provides and the friendly staff and children that go to Kirkwood. I want to achieve my best at everything and take up every opportunity provided. Angus - Ex Prebbleton School I love the opportunities, chances and the friendly people at Kirkwood. I want to meet lots of new people and help make this year better for everyone. House Captains for Rutherford/Batten Ethan - Ex Oaklands School I love the fun and happy environment that Kirkwood has. I want to do my best at everything. Emma - Ex Prebbleton School I enjoy the different opportunities in sporting and academic competitions as well as the open, friendly and welcoming aura that surrounds the school. This year, I would like to make a positive impression on the future Year 8’s and to encourage others to achieve to the best of their abilities. Our second day of camp at Purau Bay we did Canadian canoeing. At first the waves and the paddles did not cooperate but we found out it is about us and the paddles. We had to work together. The person at the front had to choose what speed we were going to go, the person in the middle is like the engine of the canoe where they had to follow the momentum of the person in front. The person at the back controls the direction. Everyone must always be ready to change the direction if it is necessary. Megan (Room 10) Open Day/Night Tuesday 3 July The school swimming pool has been a great way to cool off this summer. Please visit our website for information and to download an enrolment form or ring the office on 348 7718. Phil Tappenden, Principal Kirkwood INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 260 Riccarton Road, Christchurch Email: Phone 03 348 7718 Fax 03 348 1085

WESTERN NEWS Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday April 10 2018 7 Your Local Views Readers respond to the article about freedom camping outside Burnside’s Waimairi Cemetery on Grahams Rd Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk Cherry Cornelius – Once again they are not freedom campers, they do not have facilities in their cars such as a toilet, shower or enough water for their needs. They will be there so they can use the running water which is in every cemetery for hand washing. They will be doing the washing – dishes, body and clothing. I’m willing to bet most will be urinating behind the fence. We freedom camp, the difference is we have complete self containment. They are free-loaders and free litterers. Please don’t ever put us in the same category as these people that are free-loading their way around our country. We have paid huge amounts of money to be self contained and respect and love our travelling. Andrea Lamont – I see this as a golden opportunity for scaring the living daylights out of them. Horror movie theme. Oh such fun. Davena Shields – If they’re only there overnight and not causing trouble or defecating everywhere, then I can’t see the problem. Sorry, but some people need to get over themselves. There are families out there who have real struggles of their own everyday. Helen Leggatt – To those who say they’re doing no harm, I suspect you’d think very differently if they were parking outside your driveway, leaving stained toilet paper, remnants of cooking/food, and rubbish at your fence line. It’s not the location, per se (although I think using cemeteries is somewhat disrespectful, not to those in it, but those who visit loved ones) but what they leave behind. The rubbish down the Waimakariri Gorge from freedom campers can sometimes be gross. COMPLAINTS: Freedom campers are drawing criticism from residents for parking outside the Waimairi Cemetery in Burnside. Kerry Beardsley – They are using the cemetery and church steps to cook food etc and some can be quite intimidating while walking past. It also seems to be a meeting point where they have larger gatherings. Pauline Handley – I wonder when and if the council will do a survey to see how many at any given time are actually travelling freedom campers and which are people living in vans etc because of the high rental prices in Christchurch? Ben O’Connor – I hate freedom campers, they have no respect for anything or anyone and they are so selfish like it’s there right to do what they want where they want. Cath Milio – We don’t know if there are issues. I would hope they have basic respect for a cemetery and do not use the grounds for toileting, eating etc. Parking up outside a cemetery is hardly a crime. Johnny Alderdice – Some people must just look for reasons to get offended. Stephen Graham – No class at all these particular freedom campers. Stephanie Hagerty – Are there public toilets there or do they use the cemetery? Daisy Graham – If motels and camping grounds were more affordable, maybe freedom campers would not be a problem. Graeme Palmer – At least they are not parked in the cemetery. John Baxendine – Need to make places for them all over the country. Kim Button – Yes, I saw them there recently – I find it a bit strange. Sarah Spencer Smith – I heard that freedom campers were parking inside the cemetery. James David Foote – Get over yourselves. Do the cemetery’s residents seem upset? Dean Comyns – Rubbish everywhere last time I went past, and the same van in the same spot as the picture, annoying. Wendy Woo – Get over yourselves, you’re lucky you have a home. F45 8 WEEK CHALLENGE 23 April – 17 June The F45 Challenge can help you become a fitter and healthier YOU. Get life-changing results with our: proven nutrition program delicious meal plans world-class team training a supportive community to keep you motivated throughout your journey FERRYMEAD: Unit 4/ 1 Waterman Place Email Phone 022 188 0850 WIGRAM: 140 Hayton Road Email Phone 022 522 6214 CHRISTCHURCH: 579 Colombo Street Email Phone 022 657 9433 CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS TEAM TRAINING LIFE CHANGING