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The Star: April 12, 2018

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38 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Thursday April 12 2018 Puzzles •Solutions, Crossword sponsored by CHRISTCHURCH CREMATORIUM FUNERAL SERVICES 16 14 9 26 16 17 R I B 137 Each number in our DECODER grid represents a different letter - there is a number for all 26 letters of the alphabet. Enter the given letters into all squares with matching numbers. The challenge now is to work page out which 47 letters are represented by the other numbers. As you get the letters, enter them into the main grid, and the reference grid. To keep track of the letters you have found, cross them off the alphabet provided. 7 8 9 12 20 12 16 18 11 7 1 12 14 9 4 8 26 19 26 21 20 4 8 3 12 17 21 20 7 21 12 16 20 12 14 2 20 12 8 17 11 17 12 7 19 8 23 Local News Now The Star Fire rages, homes at risk Bring your Business to life! With our cost effective video production services Contact Kerry for a FREE consultation and quote. Phone: 021 635 083 CROSSWORD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 ©THE PUZZLE COMPANY Across 1. 1950s radio show which moved to TV in the 70s (3,2,3,3) 8. Prime Minister from 1949-57 (7) 9. Deep ditch (5) 10. One of the Gospels (4) 11. Teach (7) 12. Light yellow-brown colour (3) 13. Long tale (4) 15. Portal (4) 17. Prosecute (3) 19. Begin again (7) 20. Flog (4) 23. Earth oven (Maori) (5) 24. Raise (7) 25. Essential New Zealand party snack (5,3,3) 22 37 Down 1. Bury (6) 2. Energy source becoming popular in New Zealand (5) 3. In close proximity (4) 4. Concealed (6) 5. Resent (8) 6. Chivalrous (7) 7. Rotorua attraction (6) 12. Fish widely sold in fish and chip shops (8) 14. Highly poisonous substance (7) 16. Exotic flower with beautiful colours (6) 17. Emphasise (6) 18. Maintenance (6) 21. Cache (5) 22. Stingy (4) W H K E T N L S J V U A Z Every row, column and box R O P should B Ccontain F the Mdigits G1 to Y9. X Q D I SUDOKU 11 22 26 4 6 13 5 7 25 18 12 17 4 9 9 14 24 16 17 8 7 9 16 14 7 16 13 20 12 14 2 24 12 12 16 15 24 5 12 20 20 14 1 7 4 16 7 2 4 10 7 6 12 23 26 24 2 12 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 I 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 R B SOLUTION No.136 A F Shuker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Supplied by KNIGHT FEATURES 20 Crescent Grove, London SW4 7AH Tel: 020 7622 1467 Fax: 020 7622 1522 Email: info@knightfeatures.co.uk Sudoku sponsored by Stems FROM HOME Home Based Childcare & Early Childhood Education P:0800 78 33 78 M: 021 852 425 www.stemsfromhome.co.nz WORDBUILDER R L P DECODER Each number represents a different letter of the alphabet. Write the given letters into all squares with matching numbers. Now work out which letters are represented by the other numbers. As you get the letters, write them into the main grid and the reference grid. Decoder uses all 26 letters of the alphabet. Y E How many words of three or more letters can you make, using each letter only once? Plurals are allowed, but no foreign words or words beginning with a capital. There’s at least one five-letter word. Good 6 Very Good 9 Excellent 12 Letterbox Marketing For all your mailer printing and delivery requirements Contact Star Media: 021 932 177 or michaela.malloch@starmedia.kiwi now bigger than ever The magazine for gardeners who like to get their hands dirty SubScribe from $43. 50* *6 issues/6 months SUBSCRIPTIONS FREEPHONE 0800 77 77 10 www.gaRdeNER.kiwI growing with you SprIng Is here – It’S Sow Time how to get the best results from seeds and seedlings 100% NatIve In The capItal Unravelling the secrets of Otari-wilton Bush The New Zealand landscape awards The people behind the projects $7.90 incl. GST Save our roSeS How a rose register is protecting our heritage September 2016 | 100% It’s time to grow! New look and more content than ever! MeeT LeSTer Brice A Garden coach auckland Botanic GardenS Why we love our public grounds ISSN 2423-0219

The Star Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Thursday April 12 2018 39 FOR SALE Hei Hei: 1/8 Glenleith Lane Make an offer: Nest or Invest. Solid 1990’s townhouse on safe TC1 land. 2 dble bdrms, open plan living. Super Sunny. Single gge plus extra parking. By negotiation – make an offer Open Sun 12-12.30 pm Ref: www.remax.co.nz/RMI10546 NEW LISTING Queenspark: 225a Queenspark Drive Queenspark Beauty: 3 dble bdrm townhouse with spacious open plan living and large single garage. Modern kitchen, updated bathroom, new carpet, paint. Super sunny with outdoor flow from living and main bedroom. Across the road from Queenspark School. Transport at the gate. Must be viewed. Price by negotiation. Open Sat & Sun 2.15-2.45 pm Ref: www.remax.co.nz/RMI10552 Shirley: 125 Quinns Road Must be viewed: Terrific 3 bdrm 1990’s townhouse. Spacious living. Cathedral ceilings. Mostly double glazed, 2 heat pumps, French doors to outdoor living. Awesome value. Offers over $385,000 (RV $390,000) Open Sat & Sun 1.15-1.45 pm Ref: www.remax.co.nz/RMI10548 MORE PROPERTIES ARE URGENTLY NEEDED! Do you know the current value of your home? Find out, call Trish now for a free appraisal. Trish Lawrence ph 0800 874 745 INITIAL REALTY LTD Real Estate TOWNHOUSE WANTED House or Townhouse wanted in Girls High/Boys High zone. 3 bedrooms two toilets/ bathrooms Looking for my Mum to move closer to us Cash buyer, up to 550k. Please phone 021 372 479 Licensed Agent REAA 2008 NEW LISTINGS What you need to know about open homes when you’re selling a property As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently commented while visiting a family in Samoa, there is nowhere more sacred than your home. Welcoming visitors is one thing, opening it up to complete strangers is another situation entirely. When you’re selling a property you get to decide how the open home process is run. If you’re working with a real estate agent, this is will be part of the marketing plan that you agree upon with them before you sign the agency agreement. The real estate agent will advise you on the timing and frequency of open homes, or any other viewings. If there is anything you are uncertain about, talk to the agent and make your feelings clear. There’s no law that you have to have open homes – you may decide that you’d rather have viewings by appointment only. “Bear in mind though that in order to sell your home, people will have to see it,” says Kevin Lampen-Smith, chief executive of the Real Estate Authority (REA). “You may have to be flexible on when viewings are held, even if they are not particularly convenient.” If you are selling privately, you have full responsibility for running any viewings. This can be time-consuming and has the potential to be distressing if you’re not braced to hear other people’s criticisms of your property. Some private sellers get a friend to help out for this reason. When it comes to the marketing and selling process of your home it’s a good idea to look at things from the perspective of the real estate agent and any prospective purchaser, Lampen- Smith says. “Open homes often attract people who are just browsing to see what’s around, or neighbours who have always wanted to see what ‘that house at number 10’ is like. The agent will report back to you after the open home to let you know the level of interest – if they have kept an electronic or paper record of visitors it will give you an indication of how many visitors were sticky beaks Home & Property appears every Thursday, delivered FREE throughout Christchurch For more information and bookings, contact Mike Fulham M: 021 300 567 E: mike@starmedia.kiwi from down the street.” In an ideal world, people will treat your home with respect when viewing it, he says. “If you suspect they will need reminding, request that the agent asks visitors to remove any wet weather gear or shoes before entering. Most people go on a major cleaning, tidying and de-cluttering mission before putting a property on the market, which will make it much easier to prepare it for an open home. It’s a good idea to clear away any valuables or personal items (if time is short, dump them all in a washing basket that you can pick up and take with you) and use your own common sense about what you want strangers to see.” Don’t shove things into cupboards or wardrobes – prospective buyers will be keen to gauge storage capacity. Remember that families with small children could be going through your property and delicate ornaments or family heirlooms might be better out of harm’s way. Selling a property can be a stressful time, but you’ll make it much easier on yourself if you work out a plan of attack, including getting the advice of professionals along the way, Lampen- Smith says. “Present your home well and it’s more likely to attract another set of owners.” For independent advice on buying or selling property, check out settled. govt.nz. Your Earthquake damaged home! Talk to us if you are serious about selling your “As is Where is” home. 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