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FOUNDER: Trudy Burrows formed the New Brighton community fridge concept last year. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Feeding 100 families a day – for free

• By Jude Van Houtte

THE NEW Brighton

community fridge and pantry

is now feeding about 80-100

families a day.

Founder Trudy Burrows said

it had really opened her eyes to

“the number of people out there

who are struggling.”

The fridge on Hawke St

opened last June. It takes goods

that were destined for landfill

from food rescue organisations,

fresh produce from gardens, and

other produce from the community,

then offers it to people

in need.

Although she is surprised

at the popularity, Ms Burrows

feels the initiative is a step in

the right direction for helping

vulnerable people.

“Some of the types of people

who visit the fridge are young

students, 18-19 years of age, who

often haven’t eaten for a couple

of days, and young families who

are left vulnerable after one bill

has overthrown their financial

balance,” said Ms Burrows.

•Turn to page 4

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Bid to

prevent

boy racers

from

accessing

red zone

BOY RACERS doing burnouts

in the residential red zone has

led to a call for the placement of

barriers to be reviewed.

The Burwood East Residents’

Association says some closed

streets can be accessed by

vehicles, due to wide spaces between

the barriers and the fences

around the vacant land.

In the letter to the Coastal-

Burwood Community Board,

association secretary Gae Johns

said Stour Drive, particularly the

intersections of Priory Close and

Vivian St, are popular areas for

burnouts to occur.

“We have witnessed a couple

of burnt out vehicles and rubbish

dumpings as access alongside the

barriers is an easy access point for

those who wish to ignore them,”

Ms Johns wrote.

Areas along Stour Drive are

also a popular place for residents

to dump unwanted household

goods, she said.

But residents are too far away

to take photographs of boy racers,

therefore making a complaint to

the police is a “fruitless” action

without any evidence, Ms Johns

said.

•Turn to page 3

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IT APPEARS to be a lose-lose situation for residents putting

up with boy racer and rubbish issues as a result of how road

barriers are placed in the red zone area.

As city councillor Glenn Livingstone points out on our page 1

story today, the issue is a “trade off” between keeping people out

and giving access for the public to walk around.

But residents have had enough of noisy boyracers and the

mess that is left behind and need support from authorities on

possible solutions.

On a more positive note, the first outdoor gym in the eastern

suburbs has opened (page 4).

It is great to see the new facility in Burwood Park finally open

after several delays, and the best part is, it will cater for all ages.

Make sure you go try out all the new fitness equipment if you

are in the Burwood area.

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Freedom campers driven to holiday park

Thomson Park

signs may

promote

camp ground

• By Sophie Cornish

FREEDOM CAMPERS are

being urged to park up at the

South Brighton Holiday Park.

That’s the message from the

Coastal-Burwood Community

Board that wants

to stop freedom

campers from

staying wherever

they want.

The board

has asked city

council staff to

Kim Money

consider putting

signage in the

parking bays opposite Thomson

Park in North New Brighton

to promote the availability of

South Brighton Holiday Park.

The area is popular with freedom

campers.

Said board chairwoman Kim

Money: “We want to welcome

visitors to our area and we also

want to support our local holiday

park. It would make sense to

make the campers aware that

there is a holiday park and help

the process.”

“We are really keen to do

anything to help the situation,

because we do want visitors and

we want to encourage them to

be in the right places and taking

care of our environment at the

same time,” said Ms Money.

South Brighton Holiday

Park owners Sam and Jacquie

Hawkins support the idea.

“We stand completely behind

the community board and

support their idea to reduce the

disruption caused by freedom

campers. We think it could be

effective, but would also like to

see notification of the penalties

on the sign as well, like the

littering ones, that state how

much the fine is.”

City council head of parks

Brent Smith said staff will

investigate the existing provision

and other options for signage.

“There is already a QR code

on existing freedom camping

signage that links to the city

council website page, which lists

all the city council campgrounds

in Christchurch.”

He suggested there may be an

update in a couple of weeks on

the matter.

Burwood resident Diane

Dixey wrote to the community

board to voice her concerns over

non-compliant vehicles without

proper toilet facilities in the

parking bays opposite Thomson

Park. A 2015 city council

bylaw requires freedom campers

to be self-contained, meaning

their vehicle must have toilet

facilities on-board and be able

to deposit waste at a discharge

point.

The board also suggested city

council staff consider trimming

the shrubbery by the parking

bays to provide better visibility

of freedom campers from the

road to deter anti-social or illegal

camping behaviour.

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

Bid to stop

boy racing

in red zone

•From page 1

“These spaces do allow access

for pedestrians and cyclists and

that is great. However, they also,

in our opinion, are a health and

safety issue if they are shared

with vehicles,” Ms Johns said.

The city council said it

has been working with Land

Information New Zealand,

which manages Crown-owned

land in the red zone.

City council city streets

maintenance manager Mark

Pinner said it has been

working on a temporary traffic

management plan for the area to

address the residents concern.

Once that plan is approved, he

said, it can make changes, such

as installing additional bollards.

City councillor Glenn

Livingstone said it was a tradeoff

between keeping people out

and having access for the public

to walk around.

“If you put the barriers right

across, no one can walk in

there, if you leave a little gap in

some places, people can drive

around,” he said.

Ms Johns did not respond to

calls from Pegasus Post.

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OUR “EYE’ VET…..

Its not often I write about my husband,

Steve Heap, but I must say I’m often

very proud of the work he does at our

Practice, and how he is always looking

ahead to grow, improve and provide the

best workplace for our staff. Steve has a

keen interest in all things involving “eyes”

but he’s also very competent at dental

surgery too. Patients come far and wide

to see Steve for his expert advice on eyes

and compassionate, friendly service. He

sees a myriad of animals,

ranging from very expensive

thoroughbreds and alpacas,

to lions and kiwis at Orana

park and then all domestic

animals inbetween.

Steve decided to study

Ophthalmology while

we were in the UK in our

20’s on a working/holiday

and it is one of the best

specialities Steve could

have chosen. Not only does

Steve really enjoy eyes, but

it has helped to grow our

business and stand it apart from others.

There are currently only 3 or 4 vets seeing

ophthalmology referrals in NZL.

Most days Steve has 3-6 Ophthalmology

surgeries. He actually gets excited at the

prospect of returning an eye to normal

function and pain free.

A few days ago was one of those “jubilant”

moments. In waltzed a very friendly 8

year old Labrador called “Arnie”. Arnie was

referred to Steve with a persistent infected

discharge coming from his Left eye that

he had for 8 months. Eight months ago he

had an ulcer in the same eye which initially

cleared up, but quickly became constantly

infected, weepy, red and sore. He had been

on every eye ointment possible with no

real results. The owners claimed they were

cleaning the eye out 5 times a day. The

purulent discharge seemed to be coming

from the lower

tear ducts.

Steve suspected

a foreign

body so he

recommended

anaesthetizing

Arnie and

taking a closer

look.

Sure enough

Steve removed

a large barley

grass awn from

the left tear

duct by cutting

down into the duct. It had probably been

sitting there for the past 8 months causing a

chronic persistent eye infection. Steve is sure

Arnie will make a full recovery with no need

for eye drops. As a surgeon moments like

these are hugely rewarding because straight

away Steve has made a big difference to

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Arnies quality of life….and his

owners.

Clients and vets alike speak

highly of Steve. His sole

purpose is to solve problems

quickly and professionally,

with skill and expertise and he

is great at explaining things

clearly and simply, so clients

really “get” what his plan is for

their pet. Clients apparently

love his scribbley little eye

diagrams they leave with, diagrammatically

describing the surgical procedure. I recently

attended a veterinary meeting and felt

very proud at all the accolades my fellow

colleagues spoke about my husband. Steve

is one of the very few vets around who

freely, 24/7 gives ophthalmology advice to

any vet in the country free of charge. He just

enjoys sharing his knowledge to benefit all

animals in need.

We are currently in the throes of building

a large, modern addition to adjoin our

current premises in Hoon Hay. We are very

excited about what this will mean for us

and our patients in the future. We hope

to be seen as a referral centre, with more

specialists vets coming on board, as well

as a first opinion clinic. We have very loyal,

committed clients who often recommend

us to others. We want to improve our level

of knowledge and expertise and provide

better care by creating

separate dog and cat

treatment , consult and

waiting areas. We are

constantly looking ahead

to the future and trying

to set ourselves up to

stand alone, offering

outstanding care, service

and communication in an

ever increasing corporate

veterinary world, one

in which we will never

become part of.

Steve and I are living

the dream. What could

be better than surrounding ourselves with

animals all day, solving problems using our

skill and expertise, making people smile

again and saving animals lives. It just doesn’t

get much better than that.

Dr Michele McMaster

McMaster & Heap

WORK IT: City councillor Glenn Livingstone testing out new fitness equipment

at Burwood Park.

New fitness centre

opens in Burwood

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

AFTER SEVERAL delays,

Burwood Park’s new

$44,000 outdoor gym has

opened.

The new facility, next

to the children’s playground

on Cresswell Ave,

took four weeks to be

completed by contractors

City Care and opened on

Brighton fridge feeds

80-100 families a day

•From page 1

“We also have a lot of

homeless people who come

in just to enjoy the company,”

said Ms Burrows.

The organisation is currently

fixing up

a large space of

land in The Old

School to help

with producing

fruit and vegetables

for the

fridge.

Feeding many

individuals and

families for

almost a year

hasn’t come

without difficulties.

Mr Burrows said some

people who come to the

fridge are often dangerous

to deal with.

“Sometimes they can be

Trudy Burrows

Friday.

The park features

equipment including a

cross trainer, a cycle and

shoulder wheel, parallel

and chin-up bars.

It received funding form

the Dallington Cottage

Community Trust and the

Coastal-Burwood Community

Board.

City councillor Glenn

Livingstone said the

volatile, off their medications,

or have mental

health problems.”

“There are also greedy

people who take food

impetuously, thinking

‘well it’s free food

– why can’t we?’

And there are a

few demanding

people who often

aim to intimidate

the volunteers,”

she said.

Ms Burrows

says in spite of

this, there have

been some “really

amazing stories.”

“That’s what makes you

think it’s worth it to keep

going,” she said.

People have told the

volunteers that they’re

“not stealing as much” and

outdoor gym is “brilliant”

and will cater for all ages.

“Kids will love it, anyone

of all ages would. I think it

is a goodie,” he said.

Cr Livingstone said the

new facility is good for

including elderly people

and will keep their hips

and knees moving,

along with building up

muscles around the

knees.

“staying on medication

more”.

They also say their spirits

have been higher due to

the initiative being in New

Brighton.

As well as feeding those

in need, the community

fridge and its volunteers

work with Comcare, which

offers social support and

mental health services to

people in need, and Work

and Income.

•If you would like

to donate food to the

community fridge and

pantry, come along

and visit the volunteers

at 46 Hawke St. Or, if

you would like to offer

your time to help, call

Ms Burrows on 027 319

4471


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Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

Cops first

out of

the blocks

on their

e-bikes

Horace is 100 and iPad savvy

PARTY: Horace Longson marked his 100th birthday last Saturday with family and friends.

• By Emily O’Connell and Kurt

Bayer

HILLMORTON’S Horace

Longson might have just turned

100 but using his iPad to check

Facebook is a breeze.

That’s because he has lived

alongside innovative technology

since World War 2.

When war broke out in 1939,

the railway clerical cadet volunteered

for the air force and

became involved in the secret

world of radar. Mr Longson was

one of a few in New Zealand

trained to use the Typex Britishmade

cipher machines.

It scrambled morse code messages,

enabling planes patrolling

the coastline and hunting

Japanese or German submarines,

ships, or aircraft, to communicate

in secret. “The work was

extremely hush-hush but highlyinteresting.

And we knew that

what we were doing was special,”

he said. Mr Longson celebrated

his 100th birthday with family

and friends at the Papanui Club

on Saturday.

He is feeling good for his age

but concedes he’s a “bit wobbly

in the legs.”

Mr Longson still attends

weekly church services at St

Martins Anglican church, where

he once operated the sound desk.

“I’m a technician, but the age

of improvements – they’ve gone

digital. They work off a little

laptop screen, a tiny little screen

that Horace finds difficult,” he

said.

On Sunday, the church

celebrated his birthday with a

morning tea and a special ride in

a vintage vehicle.

Born in Temuka in 1918 and

named after his uncle Horace

Prattley who died at the Somme

in World War 1, Mr Longson

was always inquisitive and

handy. As a child, he built his

own radio sets.

After World War 2, he

returned to his railways job and

soon became interested in ham

radio.

He is a life member of the

Amateur Radio Transmitters’

Association. He would also build

his own television sets – his first

had a 15cm screen made from a

radar tube.

Mr Longson retired in 1976

and his wife of 67 years, Brenda,

died about six years ago.

The 100-year-old has lived in

the same house for “probably” 60

years and has no plans to move.

“I’ll only go if I’m carried out.

I’m not intending to leave this

house as long as I possibly can,”

he said.

Mr Longson, who doesn’t wear

glasses or hearing aids, says the

secret to reaching 100 is eating

good food and not drinking or

smoking. The most important

thing he’s learnt is to be kind to

other people. “Anything I can

do for anybody, I’m very happy

to do it,” Mr Longson said.

• By Bridget Rutherford

SOME POLICE officers ride

horses – but Christchurch cops

ride e-bikes.

Canterbury’s road policing

team is the first in the country

to test out using e-bikes while

on patrol.

Road policing group officer

in command Senior Sergeant

Kelly Larsen said the team

has been trialling two e-bikes

around the city.

She said the results so far had

been positive.

“E-bikes are being trialled to

help understand the benefits

they could offer such as ease of

responding to incidents in the

central city, as well as extending

patrolling areas.”

She said police officers in

Christchurch, Wellington,

Nelson, Auckland and

Invercargill already used

regular bikes.

“Patrolling on bikes is not

new for Canterbury District as

road policing members have

been using bikes for the past

12 months in the central

city.”

Senior Sergeant Larsen said

patrolling on bikes had proven

to be a valuable tool, as it was

easier to identify drivers using

their mobile phones, and those

not wearing seat belts.

Police had received positive

feedback about both the

e-bikes and regular ones, she

said.

“Officers on bikes increase

visibility of police in the

central city and the e-bikes are

proving to be a great conversation

starter with the public.”

The e-bikes being trialled are

less than 300w.


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Fire rages, homes at risk

Call for community facility grows

Joanna Gould

is pushing

for a new

community

facility at 10

Shirley Rd and

puts forward

some of her

ideas for the site

I ATTENDED an antenatal class

at the Shirley Community Centre

11 years ago and have been a

local Shirley resident for the past

10 years.

I have a passion for research,

learning and community spaces.

The former Shirley Community

Centre at 10 Shirley Rd was

an iconic focal point of our

community since 1915. It was

originally Shirley Primary

School, and later on our Shirley

Community Centre, a place

for cultural, educational and

recreational activities.

It was seriously damaged in the

February 22, 2011, earthquake,

and was demolished in 2012.

Since the earthquakes, our

community has been struggling

DAMAGED: The former Shirley Community Centre site before it

was demolished in 2012.

to get our homes repaired and

rebuilt. Two primary schools

have closed, our roads are still

damaged, there are detours and

closures in place, and sucker

trucks run throughout the night

due to sewer system failures

when it rains.

The Dudley Creek flood remediation

is overdue by a year, and

the ‘temporary depot/storage

yard’ sites at 10 Shirley Rd and

40 Guild St are having a negative

impact on residents lives.

Recently we learnt that the new

QE II campus, built to relocate

Avonside Girls’ and Shirley

Boys’ High Schools, may change

‘our school’ zones, which will

deny our children access to ‘our

schools’.

And now, after years of waiting

for the rebuild to start for

our community centre, we have

been dealt another blow. We find

out that the funding granted

by the city council has not been

included in the draft Long Term

Plan.

The 10 Shirley Rd site is a constant

visual reminder to me, and

the locals/road users of Shirley

Rd, that our community has been

left behind; we haven’t rebuilt

from the earthquakes.

What message are we sending

to the children at Shirley Primary

School and the children from

other schools that travel past this

area?

That it’s okay to treat your

community spaces like this?

Do our children matter to the

city council? Are they not future

Christchurch ratepayers?

Our community’s health is at

stake. We can not wait 10 years.

We need our community centre

rebuilt now.

My suggestion is to combine

city council resources with funding

and donations to create a new

Shirley Library, service centre,

learning space and playground,

with the existing Shirley Playcentre.

That would lift up our community

and give us a meeting

place for all cultural, educational

and recreational activities.

I created the website

www.10shirleyroad.org.nz to collate

my research and ideas for my

submission to the city council’s

Long Term Plan. Feel free to take

a look

Readers respond to an

article about the suburbs

of Shirley, Avonside,

Dallington, Richmond and

Edgeware being left off the

draft enrolment zone for

the new Shirley Boys and

Avonside Girls’ High School

campus set to open next

year.

from one hand to give to another

creates more problems than it

solves

Jenner Lichtwark – So boys

from Shirley will no longer be

allowed to go to Shirley Boys’

High School – that’s the ultimate

in stupid.

Bethany Nehoff – The new

location is stupid. It’s like saying

we’re merging Phillipstown and

Woolston Primary Schools but

moving it to Heathcote. How

rude to move the zones and to

not include kids that live in the

name’s area.

Sarah Smith – It is ridiculous

and not fair on our children,

especially those that have

attended primary schools in

the current zoned area that feed

into the high schools. Taking

UPSET: Richmond residents

Laura McIntosh (left) and

Vanessa van Hoof are upset

over the draft school zone

for the new Shirley Boys and

Avonside Girls’ campus, which

doesn’t include the suburbs of

Shirley, Richmond, Dallington,

Avonside or Edgeware.

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• By Sophie Cornish

A COUNSELLOR from

Mairehau Primary School is

attempting to improve the lives

of people involved in child

trafficking by creating

and selling her own

books.

Sue Dickson created

Books For Hope in 2016

after writing her first

book in 2015.

Since then, she has

written four books,

donated money to

several overseas

charities and received a

message from the Pope.

“I am really passionate about

children and I wanted to be

able to give to charities which

help children who are less

fortunate, especially those who

are involved with things like

Sue Dickson

child trafficking,” she said. The

books, titled Wisdom, Inner

Peace, The Little Prayer Book

and Power of the Heart, support

New Zealand based non-profit

organisations, Tent Peg Missions,

Hagar New Zealand,

LIFT International

and Tearfund’s work

combatting human

trafficking and

exploitation.

“Each book that I’ve

written, 50 per cent of

the profits go to charity

and each book has a

different charity.”

So far she has

raised more than $600. Tent

Peg Missions helps children

in Uganda, and the money Ms

Dickson has raised has gone

towards supplies at a school

for children with disabilities.

Hagar New Zealand works

GOOD CAUSE: The profits from Sue Dickson’s books, including

Wisdom, are used to raise money for New Zealand charities

which help children overseas.

to rehabilitate children who

have been rescued from child

trafficking.

Ms Dickson is currently

writing two more books to add to

her collection which are sold on

her website and on Amazon.

She hopes to complete two

children’s books

next year as well,

and her 10-year

plan is to build

schools overseas.

“That’s the

goal. Hopefully I

can sell enough

books,” she said.

Ms Dickson

Pope Francis

sent a copy of

one of her books to Pope Francis

and received a thank you letter.

“His holiness Pope Francis

was pleased to receive the gift

which was kindly sent to him.

He appreciates the devoted

sentiments which prompted this

thoughtful presentation,” the

letter read. Ms Dickson said it

was a “very exciting and special

moment” in her life.

•Ms Dickson’s books can be

purchased at booksforhope.

co.nz

Later date looms for fishing event

• By Sophie Cornish

THE ANNUAL Take a Kid

Fishing event at the Groynes

lakes may be saved.

However, the October event

could be pushed back into late

November or December this

year.

There were fears the event

could be cancelled due to rapid

growth of the lagarosiphon weed.

City council regional parks

manager Kay Holder has

recommended two options

involving chemical control to the

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board, to minimise

the problem.

“The reasons for the rapid

growth are not well understood

but the warm summer and high

nutrient flow into the lakes could

be the cause . . . at this stage it is

proposed that further on-going

chemical control of the lake

weed will be the most effective

method for management,” said

Ms Holder.

The work, costing $15,000,

would go ahead this upcoming

spring/summer season and

fishing cannot take place for six

weeks afterwards. Event organiser

David Denton said the event

can work with the new dates, if

a commitment is made by city

WEED PROBLEM:

Last year Freya

Askew caught

a 4kg salmon

during the Take

a Kid Fishing day

at The Groynes.

The event may

be put back

several weeks as

the city council

looks at chemical

control to tackle

the weed issue

in the lakes.

PHOTO: AARON

CAMPBELL ​

council to control the weed.

The Take A Kid Fishing event

has been held at the Groynes annually

since 1988.

About five to six thousand

people attend it each year.

Previously the Isaac Conservation

and Wildlife Trust has

donated 800 salmon which are

released into the lake.

Volunteers show the children

how to catch a salmon, clean it

and prepare it for cooking.

It is unclear how effective the

chemical control could be.

“There will still be some

uncertainly on the effectiveness

of the control as it depends on

unknown environmental conditions,

if the weed regrows in

time for it to be controlled and

chemical effectiveness,” said Ms

Holder.

The large quantity of weed

means that if pulled out, it

will regrow and potentially

spread.

“There are concerns that mechanical

methods may produce

loose stem that could move to

other water bodies and spread

the weed problem,” said Ms

Holder.

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Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

The entertaining drama teacher

Former Aranui High School teacher David

Chambers has been made a life member of

Drama New Zealand. The Christ’s College

director of drama talks to Julia Evans

You’ve recently been made

a life member of Drama New

Zealand, how did that feel?

Well it was a total surprise, I

was absolutely gobsmacked, but

really honoured. There aren’t a

lot of them, there are only about

eight life members in total. It’s

the drama teachers’ association

for primary and secondary

schools from around the country.

I’ve never really held back

about what’s going on in drama

and how it could be better. I’m

very lucky that I’ve had a wealth

of students who are very talented

and got themselves some very

good results. I can bathe in their

glory a bit, that’s quite fun. I’m

always talking to other drama

teachers around the country

and we have a good dialogue together,

which I tend to contribute

to a fair amount.

Was your family proud?

They were absolutely gorgeous;

I got lovely reactions from all

around the country. It’s amazing

what Facebook does. They all

started posting it on Facebook

and it started going a little bit

viral. I’m lucky to have a life-long

partner who is also a high school

teacher. She’s brought me three

lovely kids and so now we have a

number of grandchildren sort of

all around the world.

Can you tell me a little bit

about your background in

teaching?

I started out with a commerce

and geography background

and taught all that stuff for 10

years. Then was lucky enough

to be able to shift into my first

drama department. I started

the first drama department at

Aranui High School and I did

that in 1987. Then I grew the

department while I was working

on all the national growth for

NCEA. So I spent 19 years at

Aranui, then moved to Linwood

for a year, and after that I came

to college. So this is my 21st year

at college, 40 years with a lot of

beautiful people.

It must have been an

interesting shift from Aranui

and Linwood to Christ’s

College?

Well it was. I often think that

the kids still need the same

thing. What you’re trying to

do is you’re trying to drag

the best out of each kid,

give them the opportunities;

try and give them the

unconditional love and

just create the biggest

challenges for them

to achieve. Just a

little bit above

what they

need to

be, an

arm’s

reach

away.

There’s

a greater

wealth base

at college,

but money

isn’t the only

thing people

are wealthy

with. The

wealth of

experience

at Aranui

is just extraordinary. In fact,

the demise of Aranui is one of

the saddest things in my life. I

believe that school should still

be there. We had an amazing

drama department and it wasn’t

only drama, it was a bloody good

school. It’s such a pity it’s just

been wiped off the face of the

earth. It’s gone except in the loving

memories of a few people.

How important is drama?

Studying drama in school

means that kids can look at the

world with a fresh lens. It opens

up a whole range of thought

and opportunity to think in the

skin of other people. It teaches

diversity, it teaches inclusion and

tolerance. Those things are just

vital right now in this confused

world.

Over the years you must

have taught some interesting

students, any juicy stories?

It would be very difficult to

know quite what stories to tell.

There have always been some

rat bags who thought it would

be a good idea to take my car

for a ride to go and get fish

and chips. That was a goodie.

BACKSTAGE: David Chambers is currently

working on the Christ’s College and Rangi

Ruru Girls’ School’s production of West Side

Story.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

I mean there are a lot more

stories about students who have

been exceptional in their

own right. Those are

the real stories. I have

had the privilege of

teaching some really

good television

presenters, actors,

stage technicians,

writers, reporters.

The most

wonderful thing

about all of those

young people is

the contact that

I continue to

have with them,

often on a

monthly basis.

I’m still always

on the phone

to someone

I taught at

college or at

Aranui. It’s

amazing.

How did you

get into

the world

of drama

and arts?

I found

out that I

could do

it in year

13 in 1971.

It was

something

that I could do at school but

also I could enjoy it beyond

the classroom. I did a bit of it

at Otago University and I did a

bit of it up here in Christchurch

with various outfits. Then when

I got to Aranui, I realised I could

pursue it, which is what I did.

From there, we developed it and

I just made it happen for the

kids.

They wanted it to happen. It

is my life role, it’s what I’m here

to do really, because it gives me

such a buzz discovering texts,

discovering culture, discovering

things about myself in a great

way, I just want to share that

with the kids and pass it on.

When was the last time you

performed on stage?

Years ago. Probably the last

time I would’ve performed

would have been the 1994

production of Les Miserables, I

think. That was such a huge feat,

to be able to fit that in was a very

difficult task, but I managed it

and the school wanted me to do

it. That was the last and that’s

because there’s just no time. This

is a seven-day a week job and

you just can’t commit to a full

production.

Someone asked me the other

day if that made me unhappy. I

said ‘well, no, it can’t be because

if I was unhappy I would have

done something about it’. I think

I am, if truth be told, happy

enough to be where I am making

it possible for other people

to act, sing and dance. Well

interact, because acting is really

interacting.

Have you had any on stage

disasters?

There’s been plenty of them.

Every show has its own set of

challenges and sometimes it just

sort of stops. Fortunately, that’s

not often. When it does stop, you

just have to get it started again. If

the fire alarm goes off, you’ve just

got to stop, reset and do it again.

I’ve had a few of those.

In 1994, most people forget,

while Les Mis was on there was

an earthquake. We were doing

a matinee at the Isaac Theatre

Royal and everyone had to

evacuate. We all walked past all

those bricks that hadn’t fallen

down but would fall down later

in 2011. Everybody forgets. I can

remember the lights moving and

the building moving. We were

standing on the side of the stage

and all of the lights just started

swinging and we’re thinking

‘holy heck’.

The whole audience and cast

just piled out so there was a

whole French Revolution out

on Gloucester St. Back to it

after a few durries. I played the

policeman, Javert.


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Tuisuga as he is tackled during their match on Saturday.

Evan Blyth

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by Zach

Gallagher

of Christ’s

College.

SBHS lose close first round encounter

SPORTS

• By Gordon Findlater

SHIRLEY BOYS’ High School

have suffered an opening

round defeat in the UC

Championship, losing 27-34 to

Christ’s College.

Hosting one of the competition

powerhouses on Saturday, Shirley

Boys led 24-20 midway through

the second half.

However, the tides quickly

turned when they conceded a

penalty try and were reduced to 14

men after intentionally

sending the ball dead in their

own in goal area. Shirley captain

Mitchell Barry, who scored a

first half try and went five from

including an effort from

halfway, then levelled the scores

27-27 after a penalty

conversion with just over

10min remaining.

In the dying stages of the

game Shirley found themselves

camped in their own 22, fighting

to fend off constant pressure from

Christ’s.

The visitors power up front

proved too much in the end

though as they bundled their way

over the line to steal victory on

the final whistle.

On Saturday Shirley travel

to Lincoln to face Lincoln

Combined.

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Tupuailei pays tribute to New

Brighton after 100th game

• by Jacob Page

ALISI TUPUAILEI’S rugby

talents have taken him all

around the world but it’s the New

Brighton Rugby Club which has

always felt like home.

The 37-year-old played his

100th game for the senior team

on Saturday, 21 years after making

his first appearance.

“I was 15 and I’d just finished

playing under-16s and the B

team was playing somewhere

else so I was asked to jump on

the bench and ended up playing

a few minutes in the centres,” he

said.

The centre/winger’s professional

career saw him reach the

Canterbury provincial team and

New Zealand under-21s in 2001

– his career highlight.

In 2004, he left for Japan and

carved out a stellar eight-year

career which saw him make 20

appearances for the Cherry Blossoms

between 2009 and the 2011

Rugby World Cup.

Through it all, New Brighton

was calling.

“This club is the reason I’ve

been able to have the career I’ve

had – they’re family to me.”

While the former Linwood

College student has now moved

his focus more to coaching, he

finds the opportunity to play

irresistible.

“My wife has been telling me

to retire for five years but every

time I get out there, I just love it,

I can’t get enough.

“For me, I’d rather see the

younger guys getting a game, but

if me playing is what’s best for

the team then I’ll put the boots

on.

“To be honest, I’ll always have

trouble trying to hang them up.”

It was a speech from his New

Zealand age-group coach, Aussie

McLean, which has spurred him

SPORTS

STALWART:

Alisi Tupuailei

made

his 100th

appearance

for New

Brighton.

on throughout his career.

“He told me to cherish every

time I wore the jersey because

you never know if it will be yours

next week.”

Tupuailei’s is now a glazier

with teenage sons of his own and

he wants to be the quality role

model his father was to him.

“My late dad was the kind of

parent who was always at trainings

even when it was raining

and I’ve tried to be that kind of

father myself.”

Coastal keeper

chasing his dream

around the world

• By Jacob Page

COASTAL SPIRIT goalkeeper

James Hickok believed being a

keeper with a dream is a lot like

an actor seeking his big break.

There are highs but plenty of

rejection as well.

The 23-year-old’s quest to

make a career in the sport he

loves has taken him to Scotland,

Sweden and to tryouts for Major

League Soccer’s New York Cosmos

and New York Red Bulls.

Most of those stints have

started promisingly and ended

in disappointment.

Still, Hickok, who is from the

United States, remains optimistic.

“Once you know your value

as a player and what level you

can play at, you become more

comfortable with the fact that

professional football is a business

and being cut isn’t always

as simple as not being good

enough on the whole.”

The Connecticut product who

won Ivy League titles while at

Dartmouth College in New

Hampshire said he’s willing

to go anywhere to chase his

dream.

“On a college scholarship, I

was part of a very successful

team and was captain for my

last two years and I decided I

wanted to give this a shot.”

A friend got him in touch

with Coastal Spirit and the

chance to play in a league in a

beautiful country proved irresistible.

“I would say the MPL is very

similar to University level back

home but it is by far the most

enjoyable league I’ve been a part

of,” he said.

“The players are very competitive

on the pitch but then

incredibly friendly and honest

in the post-match ceremonies.

“It’s a unique football culture

that brings the community

together.”

“There’s a great mix of pros

and young talent all looking to

improve themselves.”

Hickok has been most satisfied

by his work with junior

goalkeepers at Coastal.

“We’ve got a group of goalkeepers

together between ages

of 10 and 15 and to be able to

coach and mentor them has

been something new that I’ve

really enjoyed.”

Hickok has a degree in economics

but wants to continue to

chase his dream a little further.

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Owner Sarah Sutton says using smart keys is simple and

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“Simply purchase a reloadable key at Laxmi Foodstore (2

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Sarah says all services at Liquid Self Service Laundromat

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Meditation and Buddhism

class

Tuesday, 6-7.15pm

Each class consists of a guided

meditation and a talk based on

Buddhist wisdom. The classes

are suitable for everyone and you

can join in any week, booking

is not required. The classes are

taken by Buddhist teacher Kate

Faulkner and run for 90min.

Donation on entry.

Central New Brighton School,

Seaview Rd

Ascot Petanque Club

Tuesday and Friday, 9.30-

11.30am

A friendly social club willing

to teach beginners the great

game of petanque. Boules can be

supplied. Go along and learn the

easy game.

Ascot Community Centre, 12

Ascot Ave, North Beach

Ascot be fit exercise classes

for ages 50-plus

Wednesday, 1-2pm, Thursday,

9.30am

Times may change to just

Thursdays at a later time. Cost

is $4 and cup tea to follow. All

inquires are welcome to phone

Margaret on 383 2665 or 383

2337.

Ascot Community Centre, 12

Ascot Ave

Boys’ Brigade in Shirley

Thursday, 6.30-8pm

The boys enjoy a wide range

of action, fun, games, life skills,

leadership and competition – all

the stuff they are really into, and

need to become true Kiwi icons

and responsible leaders. The

creative weekly programme is

both skills and values-based. For

more information, call Chris on

385 6446.

106 Emmett St, Shirley

Ascot Scrabble Group

Friday, 12.45pm

Challenge your word

knowledge with other likeminded

folk. Join in with this

friendly group suitable for

beginners or experienced players.

Cost is $3, which includes

afternoon tea.

Ascot Community Centre,

Ascot Ave, North New Brighton

Shirley International

Playgroup

Friday, 9.30-11.30am

For mums and under-fiveyear-olds

from refugee and

migrant backgrounds. We

provide a playgroup and english

class. Cost is $2 a session or $10

a term.

Te Puna Oraka/Shirley Hub,

69b Briggs Rd

Barrier Free Computing

Saturday, 10am-noon

This service is provided by

the Computer for Special Needs

Trust, an organisation that offers

assistance with using computers

Email gilbert.wealleans@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

Have you got an iPad but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in getting an iPad and

would like to learn the basics? Go along to a Introduction to iPads course at the Shirley Library

which will help you become more confident and show you the basics. It is best-suited for

absolute beginners. The six-week course will cost $15 and begins on Wednesday, 10-11.30am.

for people experiencing a

disability in a friendly and

supportive setting. The tutors

will be on hand to help beginners

as well as provide assistance with

emailing, accessing the internet,

playing games, researching

a homework assignment,

and literacy or numeracy

development. There is also the

opportunity for socialising with

others with similar interests.

Free of charge, standard library

printing and copying costs apply.

New Brighton Library, 213

Marine Pde

Eastside Gallery Exhibition

Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm,

Saturday, noon-3pm

Eastside Gallery presents

Derived From Dance. Local

choreographer Fleur de Thier,

dancer and photographer Bina

Klose, and visual artist Robyn

Webster collaborate to bring you

artworks derived from dance

performances. The exhibition

runs until Saturday.

388 Worcester St

The New Brighton Playlist

Monday, 3.30-4.30pm

Learn about iPad app

Launchpad. Explore beats,

samples, and effects to create

your own original composition.

They will then bring these all

together to create the New

Brighton Playlist for you to share

with your whanau and friends.

New Brighton Library

Golden Oldie Movie

Monday, 1pm

Every Monday, the New

Brighton Museum plays a film

classic and this week it’s The

Fighting Kentuckians by John

Wayne and Oliver Hardy. The

theme is historical drama.

Running time 1hr 40min. Cup

of tea and biscuit provided, $2

donation.

8 Hardy St

Play a round with the Rummikub Club on Tuesday, 10am-noon.

Go along to learn this tile-based game for two-four players,

which combines elements of the card game rummy and

mah-jong. There is no charge to participate. Linwood Library,

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Tour city’s historic pub

sites on your phone

• By Julia Evans

DIGGING INTO the

city’s colonial past has

been made easier with the

release of a new heritage

app.

Heritage New Zealand

outreach adviser

Rosemary Baird was part

of a team that developed

the Heritage Trail – Public

Houses, Private Lives:

Excavating Christchurch’s

Colonial Hotels app,

which gives users a guided

walking tour of sites of the

city’s Victorian hotels.

“We’ve been playing

with the idea of doing an

app for a while. For years

I first wanted to do one

on the history of the Avon

River but this was the one

that got off the ground,”

she said.

The heritage trail is a

3.5km loop of seven hotel

sites ranging from the

1860s to 1900s, Dr Baird

said.

The app starts at the site

of the former Oxford on

Avon on Colombo St and

loops around locations

including the Occidental

TOUR: The site of the former Oxford on Avon on

Colombo St is the first stop in the Heritage Trail app.

PHOTO: CHRISTCHURCH CITY LIBRARIES

Hotel on Hereford St,

the Caversham Hotel on

Madras and St Asaph Sts

and finishes in Cathedral

Square at the Old Government

Building.

It uses old photographs

and videos to showcase

excavations and artefacts

from the sites, a lot of

which were uncovered

following the February 22,

2011, earthquake. “If you

talk to any Christchurch

archaeologist, they’ll tell

you this city has a unique

collection of archaeology,”

she said. Archaeologists

are called to work on sites

of pre-1900s buildings that

are being demolished – a

common occurrence after

the earthquakes, Dr Baird

said.

“The best illustration

I can give you is that the

archaeology company, Underground

Overground,

had one or two staff members

before the quakes,

now they have 20 or 30,”

Dr Baird said.

•To download the app,

search for Heritage Trails

in the Apple App Store

or Google Play Store.

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A new Diploma in Organic Agri-Food

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The one-year full time programme,

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organics, will commence in July. The course

will cover small business management,

plant and animal health, traditional and

cultural food growing techniques and

contemporary Māori enterprises with

a focus on small scale and urban food

production. The BHU Organics Trust,

established in 2001, brought together likeminded

specialists from Lincoln University

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BHU manager Bill Martin says people

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increased demand for smaller scale

organic production. to supply

farmers’ markets, cafés and

restaurants.

“There are numerous social

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the country that are involved

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Cultivate Christchurch is

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farms, clever composting and

encouraging growth of urban

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What’s On

Entertainment

To advertise, contact

Jo Fuller 027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

Celebrating five decades

of making music

NZ COUNTRY music legend, Brendan

Dugan, celebrates 50 years of

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concert at the Hornby WMC on Sunday

27th May.

Brendan became an overnight

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Since then he has performed

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overseas); made numerous TV

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catalogue of recordings to his credit.

Recognised for his efforts, Brendan

has been honoured with the prestigious

title of NZ Entertainer of the Year. He

has also been awarded with a Scroll of

Honour by the NZ Variety Artists Club.

For the 50th Anniversary Concert

Brendan will be joined on stage by his

father Pat Dugan, sister Annette Dugan

Mick, and well known country music

artists Jodi Vaughan, Aly Cook, and

Maree Humphries. Providing the

backing is e Andy Gilmour Band

with Wayne Allen & Cameron Walsh.

e show, that takes place at the

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