The Star: May 24, 2018

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the law – gangs.

Police have received 19 complaints

from Christchurch people

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But it appears the con man is

not connected to the gangs, just

using their names to put fear into

the intended victims.

Canterbury University criminologist

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the gangs would be “filthy”.

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wish,” he said.

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SEE PAGE 10

Experienced food operators

to open in new library

Food lovers and coffee connoisseurs are in for a treat

when the new central library, Tūranga, opens its doors

later this year.

The $92 million public library – set to become the

most modern in the southern hemisphere – will feature

an array of high-tech learning experiences, as well as

a new café and espresso bar split between its ground

and first floors.

The venues, both called Foundation, will be jointly

operated by The Catering Belle owner Ruth Trevella and

current part-owner of Linwood’s popular Under the Red

Verandah Amanda Heasley.

City council head of libraries and information Carolyn

Robertson said good food and coffee were another

reason for people to get excited about Tūranga’s

opening later this year.

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board. They have significant local experience and a

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SEE PAGE 28

shared vision for Tūranga as a people-first space, filled

with creativity, learning and new experiences.”

Ms Trevella said she and her team were looking

forward to Turanga opening.

“We see the café as an extension of the world-class

facility that Tūranga aims to be – a source of pride for

Christchurch, promoting the regeneration of our city. I

feel very privileged to be playing a part in that, and I’m

looking forward to offering residents and visitors a taste

of the best Canterbury has to offer.”

The five-storey facility, which is being built on the

corner of Cathedral Square and Gloucester St, will be

the largest public library in the South Island.

It will have a technology and innovation zone,

cafeteria, a 200-seat community arena, activity rooms,

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People power forces

rethink over bus cuts..............7

Comedian steps up for

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Fast food workers angry

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Driver survives 200m plunge above Corsair Bay

• By Sarla Donovan

A DIAMOND Harbour

woman was driving towards

work in Lyttelton yesterday

morning when she skidded

and crashed into a lamp post

before plunging 200m down

• By Sophie Cornish

MAYOR LIANNE Dalziel’s

former campaign secretary says

ratepayers shouldn’t fork out

hundreds of millions of dollars

for a stadium.

Aaron Campbell, who is now a

community board member, suggested

the Canterbury or New

Zealand Rugby Football Union

“could sell a few bangers on the

barbeque outside Bunnings” to

help raise funds.

Mr Campbell said at a Long

Term Plan submission hearing

last week the partly city councilfunded

multi-use arena would

put the already cash-strapped

city into debt.

A stadium with 33,000 seats

is estimated to cost about $500

million.

Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Minister Megan Woods

said last month a business case

for the new stadium had been

fast-tracked.

Ms Dalziel said the city council

has budgeted $253 million

for the project, but the funding

won’t be available until 2022.

However, she said the city

council might consider moving

the project forward in the LTP.

Mr Campbell was Ms Dalziel’s

campaign secretary during the

build up to the 2016 local body

elections.

He was also co-campaign

manager for Christchurch

Central MP Duncan Webb last

a wooded bank above Corsair

Bay.

She was the only occupant of

the vehicle and escaped with

minor injuries.

Lyttelton Volunteer Fire

Brigade chief fire officer Mark

Buckley said his firefighters

year, who took the seat from

National’s Nicky Wagner in the

general election.

Mr Campbell ventured into

politics for the first time in 2016

and is now deputy chairman

of the Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board.

He won’t rule out standing for

a seat on the city council in the

future.

“What I’ve learnt the most

within the community board

is just how interesting it really

is. I am really enjoying not just

had assisted the woman out of

her vehicle.

“Luckily she was able to walk

from the accident scene up the

coastal track to the white gates

where she was treated by St John

ambulance staff.”

He said the vehicle appeared

to have lost control on the

corner after overnight rain

left the road surface wet and

greasy.

The accident occurred on

Park Tce, between Brittan

Tce and Cressy Tce, at about

7.45am.

Sell bangers to fund stadium

– Dalziel’s former campaigner

WHO’S PAYING: An artist’s impression of the proposed multi-use arena which Aaron

Campbell (inset) doesn’t believe ratepayers should have to fork out for.

what’s happening in the ward

but going out into other areas of

Christchurch.”

He is calling on the city

council to run a full feasibility

study encompassing venue and

events-specific analysis, project

management, accountability and

procurement options, as well

as identifying operating and

management structures for the

arena.

“I would ask for you to

consider building a covered

stand arena with a futureproofed

design, that will allow

for a roof to be built in perhaps

10-15 years.”

Mr Campbell mentioned the

public outcry over Ed Sheeran

skipping Christchurch to city

councillors.

He said to avoid future lost

opportunities like this, it could

“use $35-50 million to extend

Horncastle Arena to the size

of Auckland’s largest indoor

venue,” he said.

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Vehicle industry

identity dies

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vehicle industry has passed away

aged 78. Gary Cockram will

be farewelled today. His father

Bill Cockram founded what is

now known as Cockram Motor

Group in 1940. Gary then took

over running the business, before

passing it onto his sons, Dougal

and Angus. He had his own

showroom of collector’s cars

called Vehicles on Montreal.

Cathedral Square

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council Smart Cities initiative.

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considered. The connection is

called Christchurch Free and the

infrastructure has been provided

by Enable, with Spark partnering

to provide the data at no cost to

the city council.

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new central library, Turanga. The

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City fuel prices reach record high

Consumers

warned cost of

food could rise

• By Julia Evans

UNITED STATES president

Donald Trump is being blamed

for the record high price in the

city’s petrol.

Yesterday, some Christchurch

service stations were charging

$2.299 a litre for 91 octane petrol,

the record high which was

reached on Friday, while others

are charging slightly less $2.259.

Infometrics economist Brad

Olsen said the main reason was

President

Trump’s recent

dealings

in Iran.

The main

driver is the

overseas price.

Brad Olsen

West Texas

Intermediate

crude oil has

shot up over the last couple of

days and that’s largely because

Trump and Iran has shaken up

the playing field,” Mr Olsen said.

President Trump announced

last week that the US was walking

away from the Iran nuclear

deal organised between Russia,

the United Kingdom, France,

China and the US in 2015.

Yesterday, The Star tweeted

President Trump for reaction. He

did not respond.

Fuel prices in the city hit

the record high on Friday.

Yesterday there were reports

of stations on Waiheke Island

charging $2.51 a litre and $2.45

in Wanaka.

In Auckland, prices were between

$2.07 and $2.17 a litre.

Mr Olsen said Christchurch

was hit harder than Auckland

due to the “Gull-effect,” caused

by the introduction of the low

priced Gull petrol stations in

2013.

He said there was also a lack of

competition between stations in

Christchurch.

And relief is not in sight.

“We can’t really pick when

they’ll go back down or if they’ll

go back down . . . it will be interesting

to see how prices change

and regional discrepancies,” Mr

Olsen said.

There have been calls for the

Government to address the issue.

Minister of Energy and

Resources Megan Woods said

it is “very concerning” that

Cantabrians are paying so much

for petrol and it was clear the

market is “not functioning as it

should be.”

“Obviously international

events and the declining New

Zealand dollar will have some

role to play, but our focus is that

people are paying a fair price,”

she said.

Dr Woods said the law is being

changed to give the Commerce

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Mr Olsen said it would have

the biggest impact on lower

income families, who would

have to change their budgets

drastically or change the way

they travel.

Red Bus chief executive Paul

McNoe said it had not noticed

an immediate increase in patronage.

“But it is possible. The further

it goes up and the longer it stays

that high. It depends on people’s

preference and their tolerance

for prices. We’re always happy

to welcome new customers,” he

said.

New Zealand Taxi Federation

Canterbury president Stan Gane

said the industry was “massively”

impacted, but was not considering

putting prices up.

“We’ve changed most of the

fleet in Christchurch to hybrid

and are keeping prices as low as

we possibly can, but every cent

that fuel goes up is less wages

and less groceries for staff,” he

said.

Mr Olsen said consumers

could also expect to feel the

brunt of petrol prices as freight

companies would raise prices for

retailers, who would likely pass it

on to customers.

“Largely we’ll see it in food

prices. It will be interesting to

see how much retailers put it up

because consumers are going to

get pretty annoyed with having

to pay more for fuel as well as

goods.”


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David Gaskell Eruera Reuben Hana Kakoi Fay Ward Samantha

Lawrence

• By Julia Evans

WEEKENDS AWAY, nights

out, vegetables and meat – the

pinch at the pump is causing

Christchurch residents to

tighten their budgets and make

sacrifices.

On Tuesday The Star visited

Linwood to see how people were

affected.

David Gaskell said he had

noticed his weekly petrol bill

increase to $40.

“It hasn’t been too bad yet, but

we’re starting to tighten up on

the little things.”

Mr Gaskell said his family was

spending more time at home.

“We definitely don’t go out as

much as we used to,” he said.

When asked if he had noticed

the hike in the price of petrol,

Eruera Reuben simply pointed at

the fuel light on the dashboard

of his car.

“Look, it’s on empty. It’s on E

a lot now.”

Mr Reuben said he puts $20 in

“here and there” so he was not

getting as far as he used to.

“I’ve just been trying to get the

vege garden going so we can stop

buying veges . . . I love steak, but

we can’t get that any more.”

Community worker Hana Kakoi

said fuel price is one of the

“hottest topics” at the Bromley

Community Centre.

But Ms Kakoi said it’s not a

“big deal” for her family yet. “It

just means we save less.”

Fay Ward shook her head and

said her family was having to

“skimp” on groceries. “

The price of petrol is terrible.

Kiefer Bailey

‘It’s on empty. It’s on E a lot now’

We don’t get out the same . . .

because we just can’t afford it,”

she said.

Samantha Lawrence said it

was a “balancing act.”

“It’s gone from $40 a week,

to $60 a week and we live on a

weekly budget so that means

$20 less.”

“We can’t cut down on internet

or power so it’s usually

groceries,” she said.

Kiefer Bailey said the price

hike was “unfair.”

“I’ve noticed the increase in

Christchurch only. How does

that work?”

Mr Bailey he said he could

cope with the prices, but that

wasn’t the same for everyone.

“I’ve heard this is the highest

it has ever been so if it keeps going

up, then yeah, that’s going to

be a worry.”

How to save money on fuel

•Make sure your tyres are

inflated correctly. The

Automobile Association

found incorrect tyre pressure

uses nearly eight per cent

more fuel.

•Avoid rush hour. Turning

your engine off if you’re stuck

in traffic for longer than

30 seconds is better than

keeping the car running

according to the AA, and

the Motor Trade Association

recommends planning

ahead to run errands during

off-peak times.

•Don’t speed. According to

the MTA, fuel consumption

increases by about six per

cent for every 10km/h faster

you travel over 90km/h.

•Keep your load light. The

more weight in your car

means more petrol is needed

to propel it.

•Use your air conditioner,

but only when necessary.

Opening your windows to

cool the car down is actually

less fuel efficient than using

the A/C because it creates

drag. However, blasting

the A/C or leaving the back

window demister on after

they’ve done their job is an

unnecessary drain on fuel.

•Take care of your car.

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in brief

Oxford St set to

close in June

Oxford Tce, between the new

outpatients building and

Christchurch Hospital, will be

closed from June until the end

of the year. Work will begin on

constructing a roundabout at

the top of Antigua St, as well as

the Oxford Gap. The gap will be

a shared bicycle and pedestrian

area and a drop off zone for the

outpatients building.

Applications under

way for 43-room hotel

The city council has held

a pre-application meeting

with the Arts Centre Trust to

discuss the trust’s plan to build

boutique accommodation in its

Observatory building. It plans

to turn the building over three

years into the Observatory Hotel

with 43 heritage rooms.

Lizard sanctuary along

Heathcote River

Lizards will feel at home in a

new regional park sanctuary

along the Heathcote River. The

Heathcote-Opawaho Lizard

Sanctuary will be developed by

North Canterbury Forest & Bird

with the city council’s parks unit.

Work will begin on Sunday at

1pm with a community planting.

Democratic return for ECan

• By Julia Evans

ENVIRONMENT Canterbury

will return to full democracy

next year.

And Canterbury University

political scientist Bronwyn

Hayward said it was great news

to put an end to

the “travesty” of

democracy.

Local Government

Minister

Nanaia Mahuta

and Environment

Bronwyn

Hayward

Steve

Lowndes

Minister David

Parker confirmed

yesterday the

return to democracy

will happen

during local

body elections in

October next year,

ECan chairman

Steve Lowndes

said.

It will have been

10 years since the

former National Government

got rid of ECan councillors,

including now Minister of

Conservation Eugenie Sage and

Canterbury District Health

Board member Jo Kane, in 2009.

They were replaced by seven

Government-appointed commissioners

in 2010. In 2016,

seven councillors were elected

and five were appointed commissioners.

“This is a textbook

case about how badly a Government

can manage a disaster, I

think it’s something we’ll look

back on and be deeply ashamed

by . . . I hope it never happens

again. It never should have

happened in the first place,” Dr

Hayward said.

She said it makes financial

sense to hold the election in the

regular cycle. “It would be very

expensive to have it now,” she

said.

Mr Lowndes said although

during its campaign Labour

said ECan would be restored as

soon as possible, ministers had

to be mindful of how long the

transition would take.

“And of the timetable associated

with ECan undertaking

the representation review,

allowing time for consultation

and any subsequent appeals to

be resolved prior to the election

lead-up,” he said.

Work on returning the body

to a fully-elected regional council

has started.

The proposal for how Canterbury

will be represented

and how many councillors

will be elected in each ward –

Christchurch, Mid Canterbury

BACK: ECan

will return

to a full

democracy

in next year’s

local body

elections.

and North Canterbury – will be

agreed during the June 21 meeting,

Mr Lowndes said.

The initial proposal will be

made available for public consultation

before hearings and a

final proposal being agreed by

council,” he said.

“We are also exploring the

opportunity to continue mana

whenua representation around

the council table after the 2019

elections.”

Dr Hayward said the only

“bright spot” in the “sorry

saga” was that there was now

representation from Ngai Tahu

around the ECan table.

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Bus route re-think after outcry

• By Julia Evans

PUBLIC OUTCRY has caused

a re-think over plans to cut bus

routes around the city.

Environment Canterbury staff

prepared an “alternative option”

to the proposal in its draft Long

Term Plan that would axe the

six lowest performing bus routes

following “overwhelming” public

opposition, a spokeswoman

said.

ECan announced

in

February it

was considering

cutting

the 107, 108,

135, 145,

150 and 535

David Caygill

routes to plug

a $4 million

funding

shortfall. The news prompted

outrage.

A new proposal would save the

107 Styx Mill and 145 Westmorland,

but their routes will change

and go into the CBD.

A service from Prestons to QE

II would be made of a combination

of the 135 Burwood Hospital

and 150 The Palms routes.

The new service would not go to

New Brighton.

The 108 route will be absorbed

into an extended version of the

28 Papanui to Lyttelton service.

The 535 Rapaki route would

still be cut. However, the 28

route would also extend to

service Rapaki three times in the

morning and evening respectively.

Councillors have asked for

staff to further consider the best

solution for the 535.

The plan would be funded by

a 2.5 per cent increase in fares

annually for the next three years,

starting in July.

Said councillor David Caygill:

“It became very clear from

the submissions that almost

everybody does not want us to

abandon the services.”

There were 781 submissions on

the draft LTP, with the majority

of those on public transport

options.

He said that the new proposal

should also see an increase of

patronage on the services.

“In many ways this is the

outcome we were most hoping

for,” he said.

ECan senior manager

public transport Stewart

Gibbon said if approved, the

changes would come into effect

in October.

Other options to plug the

CUTS:

Environment

Canterbury

has found an

alternative to

cutting bus

routes across

the city.

funding shortfall involved a

reduction of the total mobility

subsidy and/or an increase in

fares – but all options involved

discontinuing the lines.

The decision now lies in

the hands of councillors who

will approve the final LTP in

June.

The city council, Canterbury

District Health Board and

service operators Red Bus were

among the chorus of voices

calling for ECan to reconsider

stopping the services.

Bus patronage has not fully recovered

following the February

22, 2011, earthquake.

Con man may

face wrath

of gangs

•From page 1

Said Prof Newbold: “It’s pretty

audacious, he obviously doesn’t

care too much about his safety.

He’s pretty reckless and he’s

going to get caught.”

One victim was told to pay

$1000 or the Black Power would

burn his house down and harm

his family. The con man says they

are watching the victims’ families

and elderly parents.

A police spokeswoman said

this week it has “positive lines of

inquiry” as to who the con man

was. She would not reveal any

more.

Some victims have said the

scam was “terrifying”, and believed

the perpetrator had found

their contacts through newspaper

adverts and Trade Me.

Sociologist and leading gang

researcher Jarrod Gilbert said

gangs would be “utterly outraged”

about their names being

used. “They would see it in terms

of a copyright infringement. If

they caught the person doing

that, they would take action

against them and their means of

doing that would be of a different

form that would probably include

violence, or a tax.’’

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than others.

“In addition to flushing the

pipes, staff are working with the

health authorities to explore how

we can reduce the amount of

chlorine being added into the water

supply,” said general manager

city services David Adamson.

He explains that the amount

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The youth charity 180

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to establish a native

nursery, horse riding

school, campground,

and The 180 Adventure

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of its alternative

education programme

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for 35 “at-risk” teenagers

– alongside the Avon

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A 27-year-old man

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a dairy in the district

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He was arrested and

charged on Monday

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guilty to five charges

of obtaining less than

$500 by deception in the

district court on Monday.

Stuff reported Detective

Sergeant Don Fisher

had received several

complaints about a

man claiming to be Paul

Thompson calling sports

clubs, hotels and other

organisations asking

for money. On Saturday

night, Detective Sergeant

Fisher was at a rugby

club when the man

walked in by chance for

a prearranged meeting

about a loan with the

club president. Detective

Sergeant Fisher then

arrested Mr Lang, who

has been remanded in

custody for sentencing

on August 2.

A pedestrian in his

mid-50s has been killed

after being hit by a ute

and thrown from a North

Canterbury bridge into

a riverbed. Emergency

services attended the

serious crash on the

Depot Rd bridge over

Eyre River near Oxford

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Police have concerns for a

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Chch could become a space base

• By Kurt Bayer

SCIENTIFIC FORAYS into

the frosted wilds of Antarctica

could unlock further mysteries

of the universe and help put a

man on Mars, with post-quake

Christchurch uniquely situated

as an ice and space base, a

visiting NASA scientist said

yesterday.

While space may be the final

frontier, as Star Trek’s narrator

opined, the White Continent of

Antarctica, where few men have

gone before, is providing a fertile

research ground for advancing

space exploration and extraterrestrial

worlds.

Studies into the hostile, barren,

cold and dry landscape,

along with cutting-edge testing

transport methods and technologies

to support human life and

growth, and astronaut training

camps, are some of the benefits

of having a presence on the ice,

according to NASA’s Zaheer Ali.

“With its topography, geography

and weather, it has so many

advantageous features,” says Mr

Ali, science and mission operations

laboratory supervisor for

the Stratospheric Observatory

for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia), a

highly-modified Boeing jetliner

that is the world’s largest flying

observatory.

“When we go to other worlds,

they are going to be dry and

cold. We can compare snow and

ice dunes in Antarctica to similar

geological features on Mars.

Those types of analogues are

very important because we can

do that research here on earth.

Maybe we don’t solve it, but we

can build a set of knowledge that

can help us inform research on

extra-terrestrial works.”

Mr Ali is in Christchurch

preparing the Sofia’s winter

night-flying expeditions, which

from next month will again

EXPLORING: Zaheer Ali is in Christchurch as part of a

NASA team studying the centre of the Milky Way.

study the skies of the Southern

Hemisphere.

Flying at an altitude of between

12km and 14km, putting

it above 99 per cent of the earth’s

infrared-blocking water-vapour

layer, the Sofia studies a range

of astronomical objects and

phenomena, including the life

cycle of stars, formation of new

star systems, black holes, nebulae

and interstellar dust, complex

molecules and the planets,

comets and asteroids in our solar

system.

Mr Ali says Christchurch is

well-positioned to provide access

to the Galactic Centre – the rotational

centre of the Milky Way

– at a time of year when viewing

conditions in the Northern

Hemisphere are poor.

“Having access to Antarctica

and the Galactic Centre also

provides us with unique science

cases to explore solutions for

space research,” Mr Ali says.

Mr Ali will be speaking

at Extreme Environments –

from the Antarctic to Space, a

Techweek’18 event in Christchurch

today, bringing together

local, national and international

experts to help explain how

exploration in the Antarctic is a

dry run for space studies.

ChristchurchNZ chief executive

Joanna Norris says the

rebuilding city – one of only five

global Antarctica gateways –

could already support a future

space industry, with world-class

high-tech component manufacturers

and tech companies,

schools with space programmes,

higher level training of rocket

guidance systems, and regulatory

bodies that monitor New

Zealand and international

airspace.

Mr Ali said the research

projects operating through

Christchurch will lead to things

that could “change the world.”

“You don’t go up with the goal

every night but I think for all of

us who are scientists or engineers

there is that sense in the back

of your mind that there could

be something right around the

corner that changes everything.”

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CUT: The East Lake proposal was not one of the options shortlisted by Regenerate Christchurch.

Top – Bosbaan Lake, Amsterdam. Above – Poznan, Poland.

Lake plan gets gold medal support

• By Bridget Rutherford

OLYMPIC GOLD medallist

Nathan Cohen has got behind

an attempt to keep the proposed

international watersports lake in

the red zone afloat.

The former New Zealand rower

spoke before city councillors last

week of the benefits the East Lake

would bring to the city, based on

his experiences competing overseas

at similar venues.

He said it would become a

point of connection for the community.

“Sometimes the people on the

lake are outnumbered by the

people who use the surrounding

lake for a whole lot of engaging

activities, not just direct watersport

use.”

Cohen, a Member of the New

Zealand Order of Merit, spoke

as part of the East Lake Trust’s

submission on the draft Long

Term Plan, alongside chairman

David Goodman.

It came after Regenerate

Christchurch did not include

the proposal in its shortlist of

options for the red zone citing

environmental reasons.

The trust’s vision would see

the $160 million multi-sport lake

built out of the Avon River from

Kerrs Reach to Horseshoe Lake,

which could host international

events.

EXPERIENCED: Olympic gold medal-winning rower Nathan Cohen says the East Lake

would be a community asset and a better facility than Kerrs Reach for watersports.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

A petition pleading for Regenerate

to reconsider has gained

more than 4600 signatures.

Cohen likened the East Lake

proposal to the Bosbaan Lake,

10min from central Amsterdam,

Poznan in Poland, and Dorney

Lake in Eaton, where he had

trained and competed.

“When you’re out training,

there’s plenty of people out for

their morning walk or their

morning run around the lake

– even the likes of rollerblading

and all different forms of

exercise.”

He said lakes also attracted

picnics, socialising, exercise, and

hospitality outlets.

Regenerate Christchurch said

instead of developing East Lake,

the Avon should be upgraded

to its pre-quake condition or

widened.

It said an in-river lake would

be subject to algal blooms,

while an out-of-river one would

prevent stormwater treatment

needed to improve Horseshoe

Lake.

It said to keep an out-of-river

lake clean would require 43

million litres of water to be

extracted from the deep water

aquifers daily.

But Mr Goodman said Regenerate

had never raised those concerns

and they did not align with

the trust’s research, which found

it would require less than three

per cent of the aquifer water.

He said the East Lake would be

an economic generator and they

would not give up.

Mr Goodman said the trust

had requested a meeting with

greater Christchurch regeneration

minister Megan Woods.

He asked city councillors to

show leadership.

“Ask the question why? What

happened? This lake was on the

books, it was going to make the

exhibition for all money and

then suddenly it got chopped

off.”

Mr Goodman said double

Olympic gold medal-winning

sculler Mahe Drysdale was keen

to talk to city councillors but

could not make it down from

Cambridge in time.

Drysdale put the trust onto

Cohen, he said.

Cohen and double sculls partner

Joseph Sullivan won gold at

the 2012 London Olympics, and

back-to-back gold medals in the

double sculls at the 2010 and

2011 World Rowing Championships.

Regenerate Christchurch’s

exhibition with the shortlisted

options for the red zone begins

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Bid to boost

uptake of flu

vaccination

• By Julia Evans

THE CANTERBURY District

Health Board is targeting specific

groups in a bid to beat a deadly flu.

Chief executive David Meates

said a new website, www.flufree.

co.nz, is part of the targeted

campaign to increase vaccination

uptake.

It comes as Cantabrians could

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strain, A H3N2, which is dubbed

the Aussie flu and was an epidemic

in Europe and the United States.

“We particularly want to reach

the key groups that are funded to

receive free flu shots – over 65s;

pregnant women; people under 65

with long-term health conditions,

children with respiratory illness,”

Mr Meates said.

The CDHB also wants to increase

uptake in young people “as they

are excellent germ spreaders,” and

parents.

“Maori and pacific people (especially

over 65s) who commonly have

lower vaccination rates,” he said.

The CDHB has distributed more

than 115,000 doses of the vaccine this

season – compared with 105,000 at

the same time last year.

Stepping up for stressed kids

• By Sophie Cornish

DANCING WITH The Stars

co-host and well-known

comedian Dai Henwood

is about to do his bit for

Canterbury children stressed

by earthquakes.

Henwood is recording voiceovers

for six webinars titled

Stress Inside Out which are

based on comparative research

from Canterbury University

associate professor Kathleen

Liberty, with assistance from

Christchurch teachers Liz Mc-

Naughton and Brie Liberty.

It is an animation project organised

by the Neighbourhood

Trust which focuses on stress

and anxiety in children, as a

result of the earthquakes.

“I am really glad to be

involved in such a positive

project that’s going to be a great

resource for the kids of the

Christchurch earthquakes,”

Henwood said yesterday.

The project will examine biological

issues within children,

brought about by more than

22,000 earthquakes experienced

in Canterbury.

The six 90sec webinars (seminar

conducted over the internet)

Kathleen

Liberty

Ginny

Larsen

will focus on how chronic stress

affects children, the behaviours

as a result and strategies on how

to deal with it.

Wellington scriptwriter Vincent

Konrad and Christchurch

animator Tom Linklater will

use “chatty, everyday language”

and imagery to show how the

RESOURCE: Six webinars voiced by Dai Henwood will

focus on stress and anxiety in children as a result of the

Canterbury earthquakes.

accumulation of stress can lead

to bursting point.

Neighbourhood Trust manager

Ginny Larsen hopes the

webinars will help people understand

that the behaviours are

not the fault of the children or

their parents.

“A lot of parents are taking on

blame . . . a lot of the old strategies

to deal with behaviour don’t work

because the children are not in

control of their actions and in actual

fact it’s a biological response.”

Funding is being provided

from the Papanui-Innes Community

Board as well as the

Ministry of Social Development,

city council and the The Tindall

Foundation.

The webinars will be made

available online through Facebook

and in schools around

November.

Father-of-two Henwood’s

mother, Judge Carolyn Henwood,

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youth and young offenders.

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Workers hours cut at Wendy’s

• By Emily O’Connell

A CHRISTCHURCH Wendy’s

employee who campaigned

against the fast food giant

doesn’t know how she’ll survive

after her hours have been cut.

Wendy’s, has 23 outlets in

New Zealand, including one in

Hereford St and in Hornby.

In a memorandum sent

to Unite Union members

on Tuesday, Wendy’s chief

executive Danielle Lendich said

due to its collective agreement

with Unite Union expiring,

union members would now be

rostered 80 per cent as their

guaranteed hours.

Unite Union delegate and lieu

day campaigner, Rose Williams,

says the fast food giant is pushing

employees out the door.

“It’s damn hard trying to live

off what the hours are going to

be now,” she said.

Mrs Williams said employees

can put their name down for

additional hours but they’re not

guaranteed.

Unite Union is now considering

strike action after what it

believes to be “intimidating”

behaviour.

“This is a vicious attack on

the very limited income these

DISAPPOINTED: Christchurch

Wendy’s employee Rose

Williams says she will struggle

to survive after the fast food

chain cut her hours.

PHOTO: ANDREW KING ​

workers already receive,” union

director Mike Treen said.

Ms Lendich told The Star it

was not targeting Unite Union,

rather the union was targeting

Wendy’s.

“We have been warning Unite

that the collective would expire

for the last month. They chose

not to understand the impact of

this on their members,” she said.

In the memo, Ms Lendich

said it’s still bargaining with the

union for a collective agreement

and it would offer 100 per cent

guaranteed hours if the rest of

its offer is agreed to.

No decision yet whether liquor decision will be appealed

• By Bridget Rutherford

LIQUORLAND IS considering

whether to appeal a decision

that rejected its application to

open a store in Phillipstown

after the community rallied to

stop it going ahead.

The district licensing committee

declined the Liquorland

application to operate a bottle

store on the corner of Ferry and

Aldwins Rds.

Liquorland has until May 30

to appeal it.

Chief executive Brendon

Lawry said Liquorland was

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Ara Bachelor of ICT students

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devices.

“We had been commissioned

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programme, which they run in

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Cycle Safe Smart Maps can be

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Support to

extend free

parking

initiative

• By Bridget Rutherford

HUNDREDS HAVE thrown

their support behind extending

the central city’s first hour free

parking initiative.

The city council has received

about 520 submissions on the

topic after asking for feedback.

Just under 400 of those supported

extending the initiative,

while 97 did not support it.

The remainder were mostly in

support of the plan but had some

concerns.

In November, the city council

started trialling the offer of an

hour of free parking in six of its

off-street car parks to entice people

back into the central city.

It has since sought feedback

on a plan to extend the initiative

from July 1 in the Lichfield St and

Art Gallery car parks.

Many submitters said it did entice

them back to the central city

and often meant they would stay

for longer knowing they would be

charged less for parking.

Extending the initiative would

reduce the city council’s revenue

by about $400,000 a year.

The reduction has not been

budgeted in the draft Long Term

Plan, so city councillors will need

to decide whether to do so as part

of the process.

It would require a 0.1 per cent

rate increase.

Some submitting against the

idea said the offer encouraged

people to use their vehicles, rather

than public transport or walking

or cycling.

Cycling advocacy group Spokes

Canterbury said there was a lack

of cycle parking in the central

city. It said the $400,000 per

annum would be better spent on

that.

It costs motorists $2.80 an hour

to park in the Lichfield St car park

from 6am-6pm every day.

Bid to be best of the bad jokes

• By Julia Evans

“I REMEMBER back to

those sweet mornings in the

Netherlands – those were the

hollandaise.”

Brandon Wyatt did not

expect his self-proclaimed bad

jokes like that would win him

Saturday’s regional pun battle

championship semi-final.

Mr Wyatt, a 23-year-old IT

security engineer, who lives in

the central city, said he thought

all his puns were “trash” before

he turned up at

the bar, A Rolling

Stone.

But that didn’t

stop him taking

out the competition

against 20

others.

“I entered last

year, but the first time it was just

a total crash and burn,” he said.

Mr Wyatt said he doesn’t care

about embarrassing himself, so

he would give it another go.

“We were supposed to bring

a pen and paper for round two,

but I didn’t bother, I didn’t think

I would make it that far.”

He scraped his way through

first round – a head-to-head pun

battle.

“It was three strikes and you’re

out, I only had one left.”

Then it was a short story

competition to cram in as many

puns in as possible and the

third round was a “Caruso-off”

‘One of them was

a barista. I said

Caucasian male,

looks like he’s been

crushed by a steam

roller. Looks like he’s

a flat white.’

• By Bridget Rutherford

A LARGE piece of art that was

once suspended above Cashel

Mall is set to return, though it is

not yet known when.

Neil Dawson’s Sky Lens used

to hang next to Shades Arcade

but was removed after the February

22, 2011, earthquake.

City council head of parks

Andrew Rutledge said the art

named after actor David Caruso,

famous for one liners on the

television show CSI: Miami.

“One of them was a barista. I

said Caucasian male, looks like

he’s been crushed by a steam

roller. Looks like he’s a flat

white.”

It was that level of humour,

which won Mr Wyatt a trophy.

He said he couldn’t quite believe

it when they read out his name.

Though Mr Wyatt said puns

get a bad wrap.

“It’s harder than

it sounds. I like to

tell myself it takes a

really smart person

to tell puns. I’ve also

been asked if I’m

a father before because

I tell so many

dad jokes.”

A second semifinal

will be held at A Rolling

Stone on July 14, with the

regional final where Mr Wyatt

will compete for a cash prize in

September.

Organiser George Fowler

said there was “well over” 100

entrants in the nationwide competition.

He is in the process of

organising a national final – but

plans had not been confirmed.

Until then, Mr Wyatt said he

will be working on developing

even worse jokes and testing

them out on his family, girlfriend

and colleagues.

“I practice every day, by making

bad jokes every day.”

was currently stowed in a secure

city council facility.

The intention is to return it to

Cashel Mall.”

He said a time frame had not

yet been established to do so.

Mr Rutledge said Sky Lens was

taken down and put into storage

for safe keeping when the buildings

it was suspended from were

severely damaged.

He said one of the lugs one of

PUNNY: Regional regional pun battle championship winner

Brandon Wyatt made an “awful” pun about flat whites.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Sky Lens destined to return to Cashel Mall

the cables attached to sustained

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The BNZ Centre now stands

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Centre to raise $30,000 to remake

Dawson’s Echo that once

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last year because it did not get

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Willie returns to QE II

ONE OF the first lifeguards at

the old QE II pool is returning to

its replacement to run a club for

swimmers aged over 50.

Willie Pitama, 67, started

work at QE II pool on February

9, 1974, a week after the Commonwealth

Games were held at

the complex.

Forty-two years ago he

founded The QE II 50 Plus and

Early Bird Club and now he is

re-establishing it at the $38.6

million Taiora: QE II Recreation

and Sport Centre when it opens

at the end of the month.

The club will meet on Monday,

Wednesday and Friday mornings

from 6.30am to 9.30am, and

the first get-together will be on

June 6.

“It’s like coming back after I’ve

been away on a holiday. It just

feels the same,” Mr Pitama said.

Mr Pitama developed the

idea as a young lifeguard after

seeing a need for a social group

for older swimmers. At its peak

the club had 300 members, but

since the February 22, 2011,

earthquake the numbers had

dwindled to a core group of 30

who still meet for lunch once a

month and hold annual Christmas

parties.

Club co-ordinator Shirley

BACK TO IT: Shirley Forbes and Willie Pitama are excited to

hold the QE II 50 Plus and Early Bird Club at the new Taiora: QE

II Recreation and Sport Centre. ​

Forbes, who is 81 and still goes

to the gym and aqua jogs, said

it’s a great time for new members

to join.

She and her husband Bruce

became regular members of the

50 Plus and Early Bird club after

they retired.

The oldest member of the

group is 97 and still swims 30

lengths three times a week at

Graham Condon Pool and Recreation

Centre. Another eight

members used to car pool from

Kaiapoi so they could swim

together at QE II.

Group formed from

Denton Park battle

• By Bridget Rutherford

THE BATTLE to save Denton

Park from having a mega-facility

built there has prompted the

establishment of a residents

association.

The Greater Hornby Residents

Association, which already has

about 60 members, will have its

first official meeting on Sunday.

Treasurer Ross Houliston said

anyone was welcome to attend

the meeting at Hornby Rugby

Club Rooms at 2pm.

On Monday, the city council

hearing panel recommended

Denton Park’s classification

should not be changed, meaning

the $35.7 million customer

service, library, recreation and

sports facility could not be built

there.

The decision will need to be

ratified by the Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board.

Mr Houliston said the Save

Denton Park Group prompted

the association, chaired by Marc

Duff, to be formed because it

would allow better communication

with the city council.

“We’ve got to have a voice. We

need the association so everything

comes through us.”

Mr Houliston said the association

would continue to lobby for

the facility to be built in Hornby,

and focus on other issues such

as upgrading the Wycola Park

skatepark, and flooding issues on

Shands Rd.

The association’s meetings

would be held on the last Friday

of every month.

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Shaking hands after going toe-to-toe

BLOKES BASH each other up

on the league and rugby field, or

in the boxing ring, shake hands

at the end of it and move on.

Like back in the 80s when

league hard men Kevin Tamati

and Greg Dowling had a big

sideline blue (below) after being

sin-binned during a hard

transtasman test.

A week or so later they caught

up and had a beer.

It’s called being a male. Most

of us of this ilk can move on

from such encounters.

What I am getting at you may

ask?

A great tale involving one of

Canterbury’s real hard men, the

late Fergie McCormick.

I bumped into a retired policeman

I know a couple of weeks

ago, who happened to be talking

to another retired policeman, I’ll

call policeman No 2.

I was introduced and the conversation

got around to

McCormick’s recent funeral.

Policeman No 2 then proceeded

to tell of an incident many

moons ago.

He was new to Christchurch

and was on patrol in the central

city with his partner when they

spotted an empty car idling near

the intersection of Cashel St and

Manchester St.

It was in the days when very

little was open late at night in the

central city. So the car was regarded

as being very suspicious.

“Stolen and abandoned,” the

two cops thought.

Policeman No 2 got out of the

police vehicle and went over to the

car. He then heard a gate rattling

at the nearby Cantabrian pub.

“Burglary in progress,” he thought.

In he goes, grabs the ‘burglar’

and a huge late night scrap in the

dark ensues. Kicking, punching,

and a baton across the back of

the swede in a bid to apprehend

the ‘offender.’

View point

Barry Clarke

It would be one of the fiercest

scraps of his policing career.

No quarter was given by either

in a bid to get the upper hand.

Policeman No 2 was going to get

his man; and the man in question

wasn’t giving up.

Then in the street light the policeman

noticed the ‘burglar’ was

middle-aged and wearing a white

shirt and tie. Clearly not a burglar.

Policeman 2 broke away.

“Didn’t you see I was wearing a

uniform,’’ policeman No 2 said

or something to that effect in

exasperation.

“Don’t you know who I am?,”

came the blunt response or

something to that effect.

It was Fergie McCormick, former

rugby legend and publican

of the Cantabrian, doing a few

late night chores. Policeman No

2 was from Wellington and had

no idea who he was.

Then McCormick landed his

coup de gras. Bang, bang. Two

hammer-like punches were

delivered to policeman No 2, and

a verbal response from McCormick

to the effect – “you started

it, I’m finishing it.”

Typical McCormick.

A few days later McCormick

made noises about laying a

complaint against policeman No

2. His colleagues at the central

police station, rugby mates of

McCormick, urged him to go

and talk to him at the Cantabrian

and square things up.

He wouldn’t have a bar of it.

But one night policeman No 2

HARD MAN:

Fergie

McCormick

was a force to

be reckoned

with on and off

the field.

got stitched up by his colleagues at

the police bar and they drove him,

worse for wear, to the Cantabrian,

where McCormick was waiting.

No punches were traded, no

nasty verbals, but a shake of

the hands and McCormick and

policeman No 2 became good

mates from then on.

As it should be.

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Partnership driven by what people want

OVER THE years, I have heard

from many people in Canterbury

about the disconnect they have

felt between central Government

and the way the recovery has

been handled down here in

Canterbury.

I know too well the sense

that people in Wellington make

decisions for those of us here

on the ground – and that has

driven a lot of my thinking

around how to best make change

and to ensure we’re working

for Cantabrians since being

appointed minister.

Speaking at a post-Budget

breakfast with the mayor on

Monday really reaffirmed to me

the progress that we have made in

this area.

The partnership between the

Crown and the city council is

crucial to ensuring that our city

moves towards the incredible

Politics

Megan Woods

future it is capable of.

After just six months in office,

I am excited to see first-hand

the difference that the strength

of this partnership can have

with successes such as the Metro

Sports Facility and the overflow

parking at Christchurch Hospital.

Working in partnership with

local leaders such as the mayor

ensures that we are driven by

what local people want and that

we involve them in our plans to

make things better. This

approach is how we will tackle

the delivery of the much-needed

stadium.

The next steps for the stadium

will see the formulation of a

procurement strategy between

the city council and crown.

We want to both maximise

opportunity and also the lessons

that have been learned around the

delivery of major projects.

Part of those steps will also

include a project governance

framework that will ensure that

the interests of Cantabrians have

a voice as we move through the

initial stages and head to the

market to seek expertise and

experience in how we can get this

project delivered.

This will be a true partnership

between the city council and

Crown – and I look forward to

achieving real progress together.

•Megan Woods is the

Minister of Greater

Christchurch Regeneration

Readers react to last

week’s article which

revealed ChristchurchNZ,

the city council’s

economic, tourism and

major events agency, had

spent $10,000 to have

a mural of former Kiwis

coach David Kidwell

painted in the innercity

in the build-up to

the failed World Cup

campaign

Peter Banens – What a

waste of money. $10,000 for a

mural of former Kiwis coach

David Kidwell. Who is Kidwell?

And why wasn’t a local artist

considered? This would have

been cheaper.

Gary Knight – As the

controversy over the mural

of former Kiwis coach David

Kidwell evolves as a platform

of debate and forum of opinion

a sense of reality must prevail.

Having been commissioned for

murals of Prince and NBA star

Steven Adams bears testimony

to the acclaim of artist Graham

Hoete. However, this tribute to

Kidwell being ratepayer-funded

should have surely been inclusive

of both public consultation also

selection from a myriad of local

street artists to paint the mural

for a cost far below $10,000.

However, within this context,

many not in the sporting fraternity,

having never heard of

David Kidwell would consider

the actual process an obscene

eradication of ratepayer-funding.

Lyn Escott – I was, quite

frankly, appalled to read in The

Star that ChristchurchNZ had

paid $10,000 to have a mural

of David Kidwell painted on a

wall in Christchurch. I went to

Dunedin’s Ed Sheeran concert

and watched a long line of people

have their photos taken in front

of his mural. Are they lining up

in Christchurch in front of David

Kidwell’s photo? No because half

of Christchurch wouldn’t know

who he was and the other half

don’t care. Has the city council

ever acknowledged a member

of the All Blacks or Crusaders

coaching staff as they have all

achieved much, much more.

For some time I have been

astounded by this council’s

financial management but this

really takes the cake and I really

resent my rate money being

spent in this outrageous manner.

What exactly did David Kidwell

achieve to have this honour?

There are so many other things

that need doing in Christchurch

and when they throw money

away on something like this

it defies belief. To me, this

council is rapidly losing all credibility.

Why don’t they ask the

people of Christchurch before

they idiotically waste money

like this? This is my first letter

of protest, ever, but I felt I had to

protest this.

Allenia McArthur – I consider

the mural of David Kidwell

a complete waste of money. The

only person to benefit from this

was the artist Graham Hoete.

Geoffrey Allison – The ratepayer

money used on the mural

of David Kidwell was once again

a complete and utter waste. If a

mural was needed, how about

New Zealand Rugby League paying

“user pays.” ChristchurchNZ

is a joke. Why on earth do we,

the ever-suffering ratepayer,

need such an organisation full of

grandiose positions accountable

to no one, full of weasel words,

achieving nothing. Could someone

publish what their budget

is, and what have they achieved?

Also, how many staff, salaries

and the number of motor vehicles

do they have.

Stone Maka – In my opinion,

I look at the mural from two

perspectives. Firstly, the money

was not well spent, because the

Kidwell portrait did not promote

Kiwi rugby league. Secondly,

the money would have been well

spent if the Kiwis hadn’t lost to

Tongā in the World Cup.

Hamish Middleton – Why,

oh why, do we persist with these

muppets? Perhaps a mural of

someone that more than five

per cent of the population have

heard of would make more sense,

like Ivan Mauger for example.

This is just throwing money

away.

Audrey Tait – You can never

please everyone. Art is subjective.

Either you like this mural

or you don’t but the alternative is

a plain old brick wall. I’m loving

the art around the city. It’s bringing

colour and soul back to our

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email mayor@ccc.govt.nz. Put Reader’s

Question in the subject line

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Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

Showcasing high-tech ideas

THIS WEEK is NZ Techweek.

It began with a world first in

Auckland with Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern appearing as a

hologram to formally open the

week and will close on Friday

night here in Christchurch with

the 2018 High Tech Awards.

In Christchurch, a series of

events including the NZ Space

Challenge were held, starting

with our very own Smart Cities

Innovation Expo.

The Innovation Expo was

organised by the city council’s

Smart Cities programme to

showcase the many exciting,

cutting-edge technologies being

developed for or in our city.

From a new app that uses

augmented reality to showcase

Christchurch’s features to a 3D

flyover that illustrates how the

city centre has changed since the

earthquakes, the Innovation Expo

has brought technology to life.

With trials of both flying and

ground-based autonomous vehicles

happening in Canterbury,

our high-tech industries are

involved in some cutting edge

projects that are putting our city

on the map as a vibrant and innovative

21st-century city.

All of our smart solutions are

designed to bring communities,

innovation, and information

together to create a better experience

for people in Christchurch.

If you haven’t already, make

sure you visit the city council’s

very own ‘Christchurch Smartview’

(www.smartview.ccc.govt.

nz) which combines information

about our city such as details

about roadworks, parking, street

art, events, and the environment

into one place so that all residents

and visitors have accessible, realtime

information in their pockets.

In order to remove barriers

to access this growing digital

content, we have launched the

start of our free public Wi-Fi trial

this week. A partnership with the

city council, Spark and Enable

has brought Wi-Fi to Cathedral

Square at no cost to the Christchurch

ratepayer, which is a real

win-win.

The residential red

zone could become the

jewel in the city’s crown

like Hagley Park is now,

says National MP Nicky

Wagner

Karen Whila – Is this a

Wagner joke? For nearly eight

years the red zone has been proposed

as a native forest park and

her Government did nothing.

How dare she use this project as

a desperate opposition attempt

to get some air waves.

Yvonne Lockie – Great

idea, then perhaps part of

Hagley Park could become a

car park for the hospital. Start

thinking about the patients

that need parking close to the

hospital.

AMI has taken its name

off the city’s temporary

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Our People

Marianne Delaney-Hoshek

Tactix coach provides the motivation

After starting their ANZ

Premiership with as

many wins as the entire

2017 campaign, the

Mainland Tactix seem

to be on the rebound.

Sports reporter Gordon

Findlater catches

up with head coach

Marianne Delaney-

Hoshek to find out a

little more about the

brains behind our

netball team

Obviously you’ve been

involved in netball for a long

time now. Can you remember

your introduction to the sport?

It was in standard four, so that

would be year 6, at Avondale

Primary School. They had

actually said you couldn’t be in

the A team unless you’ve played

netball before, so I lied and said I

had because I wanted to be in the

A team.

And you took a liking to

netball from there?

I did but it was actually

basketball first for me because

mum was a rep basketball player

. . . I did rep basketball right up

until I was 16 so I did dual and

then I made the national league

for netball which was called the

Bendon League when I was still

at school so I dropped basketball

at that point because netball was

getting pretty serious.

Did you follow the

Canterbury Rams in those

days?

I used to go all the time when

I was younger. Mum would take

us to games in the 80s. I used to

think it would be pretty awesome

to be one of the kids who got

to go on the court to wipe up

the sweat with the towels. I just

idolised the guys that played

for the Rams then, they were

awesome.

So basketball was a big deal at

home?

Our family is more of a rugby

family to be honest. Obviously,

mum was basketball but dad

is rugby so that was quite

dominant in our family.

Does the family have club

allegiances?

We’re very much a Linwood

family. It was clubrooms on a

Saturday night . . . fizzy drink

and chips . . . Dad has always

been on the committee and my

boys play for Linwood now. My

sister Megan is also the junior

club captain at Linwood.

Did you ever play rugby?

I did have a season, yes.

With Linwood?

No, with Burnside.

Was that frowned upon?

Dad wasn’t that supportive of

me playing rugby to be honest

. . . he has very traditional views

about rugby. I went to Burnside

because I had friends who were

coaching the team. I played

FAMILY RIVALS: Marianne Delaney-Hoshek at home with her sons Zac, 9 (left), Hurricanes

fan, and Sam, 7, Crusaders fan.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

touch with them and they asked

if I could play. That Burnside

team was from a bunch of girls

who played other sports.

What rules the roost at home

now?

There’s a lot of rugby that gets

watched. I don’t think my husband

enjoys watching netball but

he fakes quite well.

I understand there’s a split

in allegiances when it comes to

Super Rugby teams at home.

What can you tell me about

that?

My kids were born in Wellington.

We lived in Wellington

for 10 years and because my

husband’s a really big Hurricanes

supporter our oldest son

jumped on that bandwagon as

well, particularly because they’ve

been doing quite well in the last

couple of years. I think he’s just a

bandwagon jumper basically

. . . but, our youngest son is a

Crusaders fan through and

through. He loves going around

the house telling everyone about

it.

What about your brother,

who is now part of the Highlanders

coaching staff. Are you

gutted his allegiances have gone

south?

I was gutted actually because

I liked having him here . . . he’s

been overseas for a long time so

it’s been nice having him back.

Would you describe it as a

brother/sister relationship or a

coach and coach one?

Probably more coach to coach

a lot of the time, actually. We’ve

GIFTED: Delaney-Hoshek

rates Tactix defender

Temalisi Fakahokotau as one

of the most talented athletes

she has worked with.

been banned from talking about

coaching at family events.

Obviously coaching runs in

the family, when did it get serious

for you?

I stopped playing when I was

about 31 which is quite young.

From there I just really got into

coaching. I had been doing it

from when I was 15 but that’s

when I got serious. I did the

under-21 rep squad the next year

and then I was away.

You said you were coaching

at 15?

Yes, I coached the junior

basketball team when I was at

Marian College.

They wouldn’t have been

much younger than you.

No, they were year 9 and I was

year 11.

Did you have in your mind at

that stage, coaching was something

you could end up doing

professionally?

Yes, I don’t know. I became a

PE teacher and I always wanted

to be a PE teacher. I must admit

that when I was playing I loved

playing so much that I never

imagined being a coach, if that

makes sense . . . it was when I

actually stopped playing that I

realised I loved coaching.

Where was your first teaching

gig?

Lincoln High School. I did a

couple of years there, then I did

a bit of relief before I went off

to London. I was teaching and

coaching over there and then

when I came back and moved

to Wellington I was teaching at

Queen Margaret College and

coaching the senior A netball

team . . . the school team did really

well. We were in the bottom

of B grade and in a couple of

years we ended up getting up to

fifth in A grade . . . then I got the

assistant coach role at the Central

Pulse and the same year got

the assistant role with the New

Zealand secondary school team.

Tell me about your Pulse

days.

It was awesome working with

Robyn Broughton because she

is so experienced. I did a lot of

the video analysis work with the

team.

She was obviously a big influence.

Do you have any other

mentors who have helped you

over the years?

A big one for me has been

Fergie McCormick who recently

passed away. He would phone me

after most of my games and was

a good friend of dad’s.

You then moved back to

Christchurch. Tell me about

that.

I came down and I went for

the assistant coach role. It’s weird

how the timing worked out.

How would you describe

those couple of years there

when things weren’t going great

with just one or two win seasons.

Were there tough times?

There were tough times. It was

quite amazing one of the first

things I noticed is that when

you’re the bottom team you don’t

get the umpires’ calls, the 50/50

calls you might otherwise get.

That was my first shock after

coming from the Pulse where

it was pretty fair. That was a big

surprise for me.

During your time as assistant

with Sue Hawkins did you guys

feel the team had the potential

to do better?

We did. Remember we had

players like Mwayi Kumwenda

and Bailey Mes. It was quite

a good team and we actually

challenged quite hard at the

beginning of the season but then

we lost all of our games from

there. You can’t knock the girls

and their personality, and the

culture, in that respect.

Tell me about the day Sue

went and you found out you

were taking over as head coach.

It was obviously a big shock

and I didn’t eat much that week.

It happened on a Monday and I

had to take my first session on

the Wednesday, so I had one day

to nail it out and think, ‘right

what are the priorities’ and we

just went from there. It was a

very full on and interesting time.

You must be happy how this

season started?

I think we’ve shown some real

heart so far and we wanted to really

play netball for the fans and

for the younger girls growing up

here, to show them what good

netball looks like . . . it hasn’t

always been so good, so that’s a

huge motivator for us.

How do we get Canterbury

netball back to the top?

I actually think we’re there or

there about. Even in our first loss

we just had one bad quarter.

Is there anyone you can single

out as the best player you’ve

seen?

In terms of as athletes I’d

say Temalisi Fakahokotau and

Mwayi Kumwenda. Te Huinga

Reo Selby-Rickit is another

player in terms of being a smart

student of the game and team

person.


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Temporary drinking water chlorination

Why can I taste and smell it?

We’ve heard that some people are experiencing a higher

level of taste and smell than others.

Taste and smell varies across the city because of:

• How close you live to the pump station

The condition of the water pipes

This is because chlorine reacts with a variety of materials in the pipes, causing different levels of

smell and taste. Over time we expect this to be less noticeable. Our contractors will be flushing

pipes in areas that report significant problems.

We are looking at how we can reduce the dose

We are working with health authorities to explore how we can reduce the amount

of chlorine in the water supply.

We are testing chlorine levels daily from different points in the system and

adjusting the dose where needed.

Is chlorine safe?

Health officials’ advice is that there are no known health impacts from drinking water effectively

treated with chlorine. It is safe for pregnant women to drink.

Health authorities advised us to temporarily treat the water and recommended we use chlorine.

Chlorine has been used safely around the world for 120 years. It keeps millions of people all round the

world – including most of New Zealand – safe from waterborne illness. More than 80 per cent of towns

and cities in New Zealand have chlorinated water.

For more information

and to keep up-to-date

ccc.govt.nz/water-chlorination

or call us on

941 8999 or 0800 800 169

You can reduce the taste

and smell by:

• Filling an open jug of drinking water

and keeping it in the fridge.

• Leave lids off water containers to

allow chlorine to evaporate.

• Using a water filter. Options include

jugs with filters for drinking water right

through to whole house systems. Costs

vary depending on what you choose.

Filters are available to hardware

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THURSDAY MAY 24 2018 27

Can chlorine affect existing health conditions?

Chlorine can be an irritant for an existing condition such as asthma

or eczema. If you feel your skin getting dry or itchy, use moisturiser after

having a shower or bath. If you notice increased skin irritation, asthma

symptoms or other symptoms – seek medical advice from your GP.

Caring for pets and fish

Treated water is safe for household pets such as cats and dogs to drink.

If you have fish in outside ponds you will need to either turn down in-coming water to an

absolute trickle (this dilutes the chlorine level to a safe amount for your fish), or fill up drums of

water and let them sit for at least 24 hours (the UV of the sun evaporates chlorine).

For fish tanks or bowls inside, fill up a container and let it sit for at least 24 hours, then only replace

1/3 of this water at a time with what is in the tank already. If you’re still worried, you can buy

de-chlorinating kits (sodium thiosulfate) at pet supplies stores.

Does chlorine cause cancer?

The International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) does

not believe chlorinated water is either a probable, or even

possible, cause of cancer.

Christchurch

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How long will we be chlorinating

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Council has authorised the chlorination of

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Experienced food operators

to open in new library

Food lovers and coffee connoisseurs are in for a treat

when the new central library, Tūranga, opens its doors

later this year.

The $92 million public library – set to become the

most modern in the southern hemisphere – will feature

an array of high-tech learning experiences, as well as

a new café and espresso bar split between its ground

and first floors.

The venues, both called Foundation, will be jointly

operated by The Catering Belle owner Ruth Trevella and

current part-owner of Linwood’s popular Under the Red

Verandah Amanda Heasley.

City council head of libraries and information Carolyn

Robertson said good food and coffee were another

reason for people to get excited about Tūranga’s

opening later this year.

“We’re very excited to have Ruth and Amanda on

board. They have significant local experience and a

shared vision for Tūranga as a people-first space, filled

with creativity, learning and new experiences.”

Ms Trevella said she and her team were looking

forward to Turanga opening.

“We see the café as an extension of the world-class

facility that Tūranga aims to be – a source of pride for

Christchurch, promoting the regeneration of our city. I

feel very privileged to be playing a part in that, and I’m

looking forward to offering residents and visitors a taste

of the best Canterbury has to offer.”

The five-storey facility, which is being built on the

corner of Cathedral Square and Gloucester St, will be

the largest public library in the South Island.

It will have a technology and innovation zone,

cafeteria, a 200-seat community arena, activity rooms,

an exhibition space, study spaces, meeting rooms, an

arts and crafts space, a video editing suite, music studio,

two outdoor terraces, and a children’s playground.

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Dining

out

Khmer Cambodian Satay

Noodle House 128 Riccarton Rd

Food

Atmosphere

Decor

Service

There is food sorcery afoot in a

humble noodle house in Riccarton.

With steam rising around their faces,

two women deftly create, almost with

octopus arms, a multitude of dishes.

Make no mistake, there is magic

that comes out of this kitchen. The

source? An incredible broth added to

their soups.

Khmer Cambodian Satay Noodle

House is the epitome of food that

heals the soul. There is no pomp,

no ceremony, just some fluorescent

lights and a takeaway style menu

board where you order by number. Its

power comes from a simmering pot

of chickens, where every ounce of the

beautiful gelatinous flavour is

extracted from the bones to

create that broth.

We ordered rice paper

spring rolls to start, $8,

with satay chicken

noodle soup, $12 and

seafood chew kua teaw,

$14. Yes, that’s right you

can feed the family for

under $50 here.

Our food arrived within 10 minutes,

put down on our table with a quiet

smile and nod by the very same

woman who cooked it.

The spring rolls, with a

cheeky little fish sauce

concoction was in the

words of my lad, the

French fine dining

chef “[insert swear

word] unbelievably

good.” It danced upon

your tongue, perfectly

balanced, the sweet, sour,

salty and hot. There was a

little sauce left, so I sipped it like a

good wine.

But the satay noodle soup is

where the magic happens.

Taking that first spoonful is

like getting a big bosom

hug from your Grannie,

you know the kind? When

some rotter is mean to

you at school and Grannie

gathers you in and while

you struggle to breathe

from the breadth of her

bosom, you discover that everything

will be alright. The satay sauce is

mixed into that incredible broth and

forms a golden elixir, complete

with the rice noodles and bean

sprouts.

The seafood chew kua

teaw had a savoury sauce,

carefully concocted so as

not to take away form the

beautifully cooked squid.

Though both our bellies

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didn’t until all the bowls were clean.

We went up to the counter, where

one of the women was quietly eating

her own dinner in between the

dinner rush. We thanked her profusely

and she pinked with shyness before

ducking her head with a smile.

No, it is not somewhere you’ll go if

you are looking to impress. But by

cripes, it is the place you go to mend

your soul.

- Shelley Robinson

HAPA reopens

in central city

HAPA has opened a new store in the BNZ Centre.

The design store which sells jewellery and other

handmade items is now open next to Wok It To Me.

It originally opened in Re:START after the February

22, 2011 earthquake. Owner Maureen Taane then

started a second store in The Tannery in 2015.

Shop window

voting open

Imagine a window with giant dancing

pompoms that swirl and shimmy in a

choreographed sequence of movement and

light. That is one of five fun ideas that could be

used to transform unused shop windows in the

city centre into fun attractions. The ideas have

been short-listed by a review panel after the

team behind the city council’s Enliven Places

Programme launched the ShoPOP initiative.

The two designs that receive the most votes on

the city council Facebook page will be created

from next month. Voting closes on Saturday.

Manor stars

in music video

Eliza’s Manor has starred in a new

spooky music video. Dunedin’s Kane

Strang has released the video for his

tune Not Quite, from his album Two

Hearts and No Brain. Strang stars in the

video as a lonesome ghost in the clip,

which was filmed in Eliza’s Manor, on

Bealey Ave. Strang said his crew were

staying in the hotel and as soon as he

was left alone in his room the lights

started flickering. There was a teddy

bear collection in the hallway, he said.

He plays a nosy ghost eating the other

guests food and reading their letters.

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White House

Black rebrands

A Halswell favourite has rebranded into a Vietnamese restaurant.

White House Black has recently been transformed into Hoi An

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Sunday, 9am-2pm, Riccarton

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THURSDAY, 9.30AM-

6.30PM

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ENVIRONMENTS – FROM

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As part of ‘Techweek’,

ChristchurchNZ brings together

local, national and international

experts to help attendees

understand how exploration

in the Antarctic impacts on

exploration in space, and how

Christchurch and New Zealand

can leverage work under way in

both fields. Come and hear from

world-class speakers and see the

grand final of the inaugural NZ

Space Challenge, where regional

finalists pitch their Antarctic

navigation innovations to a panel

of national and international

judges. Free admission. For

more information, visit https://

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Addington Raceway,

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FRIDAY, 9AM-5.30PM, AND

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Thousands of pre-loved quality

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The organisers encourage the use

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RICHARD TILL’S COUNTRY

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precious Canterbury child. For

more information, get in touch

with Tanya Cooke at Tanya@

cholmondeley.org.nz or call 329

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plays. The final play in the series

is The Sexiest Man in the World,

written by Joe Musaphia. In this

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Brian, a struggling playwright.

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The Court Theatre,

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Christchurch Art Gallery,

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Amazing Grace, Scotland the

Brave, Minstrel Boy and Hine E

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raffles. Tickets cost $10 and are

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door sales.

St Albans Edgeware

Bowling Club, Forfar St

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Christchurch Art Gallery

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Birthday boy back in

top club rugby – he’s 49

STALWART PROP: Robbie Timo was called

upon to play premier grade rugby for

Sumner on his 49th birthday.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

• By Gordon Findlater

ROBBIE TIMO celebrated his 49th birthday on

Saturday by turning back the clock – playing top

level club rugby.

Timo last played in the premier metro

competition in 2015, and was regarded as a

veteran even then.

After starting this season in the Sumner

Sharks masters team, he never thought he would

run out in a premier metro match again.

But that all changed last week when the Sumner

premier team called him up for their match against

Shirley on Saturday, to cover for injuries.

With about 15min remaining, the tight head

prop came on as a replacement and helped cement

Sumner’s 45-32 win. His

presence in the squad was

a talking point in the

pre-match build up.

“When Marty (coach

Martin Dodgson)

had us in the huddle

before the game, he

made mention of when

I brought up my 300th

game, which was in 2010.

He pointed at one guy and

said ‘how old were you’

and he said 11,” said Timo.

In recent years, he has coached a number

of under-16 and under-18 metro rep teams.

It’s now got to the point where he finds

himself playing against players he has

previously coached.

“A lot of them give me a second look when

they see me out there. I’m probably the only guy

that gets a handshake before the first scrum goes

down,” said Timo.

In total Timo has played more than 400 senior

games for Sumner across various divisions after

“A lot of them give me a

second look when they

see me out there. I’m

probably the only guy

that gets a handshake

before the first scrum

goes down.”

first joining the club in 1992.

It was his time with the club’s top team in the

2000s that he’s most fond of. He was part of the

team that was promoted from division three and

then division two in 2010 to establish Sumner in the

premier grade for the first time.

“My favourite memory is probably playing

alongside Razor [Scott Robertson] when we had a

div three final at Rugby Park against New Brighton.

It was a very tough game and at the end we

celebrated hard.”

The prop answered a resounding “yes” when

asked if he feels sore on Sunday mornings more

so than he did 30 years ago. But he says all is fixed

with a swim at 9.30am and a spa 20min later which

leaves him “good for the rest of the day and ready to

get back into it Monday.”

Timo, who is a teacher at Linwood

College, puts his ability to keep up

with players more than half his age

down to 5km stints on a rowing

machine before a weights session, and

a lot of walking.

In his early days, Timo spent stints

on the wing before moving to the

loose forwards. His first experience

playing at prop helped him realise

there was a need to step up his work

in the gym. “I like pushing a bit of tin around,” said

Timo.

“I remember the first time I propped. The scrum

went down, we did the scrum and then I went to

run but my legs couldn’t move. I thought jeepers, I

have to get used to this.”

As for any chances of turning out at premier level

when he hits 50. “No I think this will be the last

time I probably do that again. It’s a big ask; if I did

it, I would need to spend a lot of time training.”

Timo is likely to turn out for the division two side

against High School Old Boys at St Leonards Park.

Nel seeks greener pastures in Otago

Surplus of loose forward talent behind move

• By Gordon Findlater

THE MAN voted the best player

in club rugby last year is making

a move to Otago due to a surplus

of talent in Canterbury at loose

forward.

Dylan Nel, 25, completely

dominated the most valuable

player award in the Hawkins

metro premier competition in

2017, winning by the largest

margin in the award’s history.

The South African No 8

finished with 27 points – 11

ahead of his nearest rival.

He also finished as the leading

try-scorer in the competition

with 16 – four more than any

other player.

However, the Sumner loosie

struggled to gain match time

in the ITM Cup last year due to

the depth in his position, with

Canterbury boasting the likes of

Luke Whitelock, Matt Todd, Tom

Sanders, Jed Brown and Billy

Harmon.

“I didn’t really get my shot,”

said Nel. “It’s a shame because I

really like it here, but there are so

many good players in the Canterbury

team. I can understand why

I haven’t really got the chance.”

Nel signed a two-year professional

contract with Otago

after speaking with head coach

Ben Herring earlier in the year.

Herring, who was looking for a

strong ball carrying No 8, felt Nel

fitted the bill.

The plan was for Nel to make

the move south immediately.

However, he had one request.

“I told him I wanted to finish

another season with Sumner.

They’re like a family for me,” said

Nel.

Nel has been based with the

seaside club since making the

move from South Africa in 2015

to further his rugby development.

He rates the Christchurch

metro competition as a great

pathway towards becoming the

player he is today.

“It’s been massive. It’s got to be

the best club level comp in the

world. One week you’re playing

against Crusaders players and the

next against an All Black,” said

Nel.

Nel leaves for Dunedin in early

July. He may be met by a cooler

climate but it won’t put him off

continuing the lifestyle he’s established

since moving to Sumner.

“I hear they’ve got some good

surf beaches – I’ll just have to

take my wetsuit,” said Nel.

STRONG RUNNER: Dylan

Nel has signed a two-year

deal with Otago after

struggling for game time

with Canterbury.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER


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Cynical or just fed up?

IS IT A FAIR statement or have

I just become cynical when I say

that I truly believe there’s more

legitimacy and intrigue in club

rugby than Super Rugby?

Let’s start with the legitimacy

. . . the premier Christchurch

club competition has 12 teams

which play each other once. The

competition is then split into a

top and bottom six. The top six

sides play each other once more

to decide seedlings for the finals.

Your team’s regular season

consists of 16 rounds played

across 15 weeks . . .

Super Rugby used to work on a

formula very similar to this and

it went off without a hitch.

However, the powers that be

enhanced the competition by

increasing the number of teams

(currently 15 teams), which

are split across three unevenly

balanced conferences. This

allowed the Brumbies to secure

a home play-off berth in 2017

by finishing the season with six

wins and nine losses . . . let’s not

even mention the Crusaders

travelling to South Africa for the

final.

In terms of regular season

your team also plays 16 rounds

but is spread across 22 weeks.

Now let’s move to intrigue

. . . the balance of power in

the Christchurch competition

tends to fluctuate from year to

Top of the tables

Massetti Cup (rugby league)

P W D L PD Pts

Linwood Keas 6 6 0 0 116 12

Hornby Panthers 5 4 1 0 40 8

Northern Bulldogs 6 4 2 0 38 8

Halswell Hornets 6 3 3 0 0 6

Celebration Lions 6 2 4 0 -34 4

Papanui Tigers 6 2 4 0 -48 4

Aranui Eagles 5 1 4 0 -54 2

Riccarton Knights 6 1 5 0 -58 2

UC Championship

P W L D BP Pts

Christ’s 3 3 0 0 3 15

CBHS* 3 3 0 0 3 15

Marlborough Boys 3 2 1 0 3 11

Nelson College 2 2 1 0 2 10

Lincoln Combined 3 2 1 0 2 10

St Bede’s College 3 2 1 0 2 10

Rangiora High 3 2 1 0 0 8

SBHS 3 1 2 0 2 6

TBHS 3 1 2 0 2 6

St Thomas 3 1 2 0 2 6

Waimea Combined 3 1 2 0 2 6

St Andrew’s 3 1 2 0 1 5

Mid-Canterbury* 3 0 3 0 2 2

Aoraki Combined 3 0 3 0 0 0

*CBHS v Mid-Canterbury was played after

deadline yesterday.

Metro Premier Cup

P W L D Pts

Lincoln University 8 8 0 0 38

Christchurch 8 6 1 1 33

Sumner 8 6 2 0 32

New Brighton 8 6 1 1 30

Sydenham 8 6 2 0 30

University 8 4 4 0 23

CLUB LEGEND: Sydenham

hardman Reuben Harvey

played his 100th game for

the club on Saturday.

year and other than a couple of

championship candidate v tabledweller

meetings it can be hard

to predict.

THe only predictable downfall

One-eyed Cantab

Gordon Findlater

gordon.findlater@starmedia.kiwi

in recent years is the knowledge

that Lincoln University are likely

to be the team to beat – you can

also thank Super Rugby for that,

but that’s a conversation for

another day.

We should also mention

the Canterbury country

competition, which goes into the

final round-robin this weekend,

has the top four in one section

separated by just two points,

while the other section has five

teams battling for the two final

play-off spots.

Super Rugby has plenty of

intrigue. However, this is going

on the basis you’re watching

a New Zealand derby. Once

again we find ourselves looking

perplexed about the Hurricanes

being fourth in the overall

standings with 14 more points

than the Waratahs in third.

Of the 10 teams outside of the

New Zealand conference just

three teams have a better win to

loss ratio.

Is it just me or is time wearing

thin on how long I can take the

conference system seriously?

Burnside 8 4 4 0 21

HSOB 8 3 5 0 15

Marist Albion 8 2 6 0 11

Shirley 8 1 7 0 8

Linwood 8 1 7 0 7

Belfast 8 0 8 0 3

Mainland Premier League

P W D L GD Pts

Cashmere Tech 11 9 1 0 28 29

Coastal Spirit 11 7 1 3 12 22

Nelson Suburbs 11 6 3 2 11 21

Ferrymead Bays 11 6 2 3 11 20

Nomads 11 6 0 5 4 18

FC Twenty 11 3 1 7 -16 10

Selwyn United 11 0 3 8 -15 3

Universities 10 1 0 10 -35 3

Men’s premier hockey league

P W L D GD Pts

Harewood 5 5 0 0 9 15

Marist 5 2 1 2 4 8

Southern United 5 2 2 1 3 7

Carlton Redcliffs 5 2 2 1 3 7

University 5 2 2 1 -2 7

Fendalton Avon 5 2 2 1 -4 7

HSOB/Burnside 5 0 1 4 -1 4

Hornby Vipers 5 0 5 0 -12 0

Women’s premier hockey league

P W L D GD Pts

HSOB/Burnside 4 4 0 0 18 12

Carlton Redcliffs 4 3 1 0 9 9

Harewood 4 2 1 1 6 7

Marist 4 2 1 1 5 7

H and B Avon 5 1 3 1 -7 4

Hornby 4 0 3 2 -9 2

Southern 5 0 4 1 -22 1

Home ground title

hopes for Cashmere

CASHMERE Technical can win

their fifth Mainland Premier

League title in eight years on

their home turf this weekend.

On Saturday, they host Nelson

Suburbs at Garrick Park where

three points will secure the title.

With three rounds remaining

in the competition, Cashmere

are seven points clear of Coastal

Spirit in second. If Coastal fail

to win their match against FC

Twenty11 then a draw against

third-placed Nelson will also be

enough for Cashmere.

Cashmere travelled to Nelson

last month where they played

out a 2-2 draw.

The competition leaders

racked up their sixth straight

win when they brushed

aside FC Twenty 11 at the

Weekend action

• By Jacob Page

•Metro rugby

This weekend sees a topof-the-table

clash between

Lincoln and Christchurch at the

Christchurch Football Club. A

win for Lincoln would go a long

way to securing top spot given

their five-point advantage, while

victory for Christchurch would

add new spice to the season.

Sumner will look to solidify their

spot in the top four when they

host High School Old Boys. New

Brighton will travel to Sydenham

with both teams currently deadlocked

in fourth after Sydenham

celebrated Reuben Harvey’s

100th game with an easy win

over Burnside. In other games,

Burnside welcome Shirley and

Linwood travel to Belfast.

•Rugby league

Third-placed Northern

Bulldogs will be eager to

strengthen their play-off bid

when they welcome fifth-placed

Celebration Lions to Murphy

Park on Saturday. Linwood

will travel to Papanui eager to

maintain their unbeaten start to

the season, while Riccarton will

host Aranui in the battle to

avoid the wooden spoon.

Halswell will welcome Hornby

in the other game with all

matches scheduled to start at

3pm.

CLOSE:

Cashmere

Technical

need only

three points

to secure the

MPL title on

Saturday.

weekend. Tom Schwarz put

Cashmere ahead early on before

Conor Clarke levelled in the

13th-minute. Daniel Thoms

then replied immediately to

restore Cashmere’s lead. Lyle

Matthysen added a third before

Aaron Clapham scored from

the penalty spot. Matthysen

added two late goals to complete

his hat-trick.

After the final round of the

MPL next month the top five

teams will move onto the newlyreformed

South Island football

league.

•Other round 12 fixtures:

Universities v Ferrymead

Bays, Coastal Spirit v FC

Twenty11, Selwyn United v

Nomads United.

•Men’s hockey

The top four men’s hockey

teams play each other on

Saturday in round-robin action

Top-of-the-table Harewood

look to keep their unbeaten

CPL season alive when they

play third-placed Southern at

Marist Park Turf at 2.45pm.

Second-placed Marist will battle

fourth-placed Carlton/Redcliffs

at the Waimakariri Turf at

1.45pm. High School Old Boys

and Hornby will play each at the

same turf at 4.50pm. Fendalton/

Avon and University will look to

increase their playoff hopes when

they face each other at the Marist

Park Turf at 4.15pm.

•Women’s hockey

Fourth-placed Marist

will look to topple second-placed

Carlton Redcliffs in the latest

round of CPL women’s hockey

on Saturday. The two sides

will likely have the match of

the round at the Waimakariri

Turf at 12.15pm. Competition

leaders HSOB/Burnside will look

to consolidate top spot when

they face sixth-placed Hornby

at the same turf at 3.20pm.

Harewood, currently sitting

third on goal difference, will

look to change that when they

face cellar-dwellers Southern

at the Marist Park Turf at

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• By Jacob Page

CHRIST’S COLLEGE will look

to remain undefeated in the

UC Championship when they

host an ever-evolving Lincoln

Combined side on Saturday.

Following wins over Shirley

Boys’ High School, St Thomas

and Mid Canterbury Combined

the highly-touted team will also

be looking to remain on a high

ahead of their annual college

match with Christchurch Boys’

High School next Thursday.

Fifth-placed Lincoln are fresh

off two home victories against

Shirley Boys’ High School and

Aoraki Combined. However, the

task of Christ’s at Upper will give

a true guide on whether or not

they can mount a push for the

top four this campaign.

Sixth-placed St Bede’s College,

fresh off a surprising 27-19 win

over Nelson College, face an early

test of their playoff credentials

when they travel to Blenheim to

play fourth-placed Marlborough

Boys’ College.

After beating St Bede’s in week

two, Rangiora High School will

face Nelson College at home,

with Nelson still sitting third

in spite of the shock loss last

weekend.

St Thomas of Canterbury and

POWERHOUSES: Christ’s College face Lincoln Combined

at home on Saturday.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

St Andrew’s College will both

look to kick-start their campaigns

when they do battle.

St Thomas managed to score

26 points against CBHS which is

some cause for optimism.

Nelson’s Waimea Combined

will travel to Timaru to play

Aoraki Combined.

Round four fixtures:

Aoraki Combined v

Waimea Combined, 11am,

Roncalli College; Christ’s

College v Lincoln Combined,

noon, Christ’s College;

Marlborough Boys’ College

v St Bede’s, noon, MBC;

Timaru Boys’ High v SBHS,

noon, TBHS; Rangiora High

v Nelson College, noon,

Rangiora High; St Thomas v

STAC, 2.45pm, St Thomas.

in brief

Red Devils start

ice hockey season

The Canterbury Red Devils

begin their national ice hockey

league campaign this weekend

with a trip to Auckland to

play the Botany Swarm. The

Red Devils finished their

pre-season programme at the

weekend with two wins over

the Dunedin Thunder. After

making five consecutive finals

appearances from 2012-2016,

the Red Devil’s won just two of

their eight games last year. The

team will be looking to bounce

back and has been boosted by

four international imports,

including Ukrainian defender

Vsevolod Tolstushko.

Canterbury winners

at basketball awards

Canterbury players, coaches

and administrators were among

the winners at the Basketball

New Zealand Awards in

Wellington at the weekend.

Paula Wilkinson was awarded

the Cedric Cudby volunteer

award in recognition of more

than 50 years involvement as

a player, coach, referee and

administrator. Canterbury

Wildcats coach Lori McDaniel

won the Carolyn Grey

female coach of the year for

the second season running.

Former Christchurch Boys’

High student Quinn Clinton

won the male junior player

of the year. John Grocott was

acknowledged for 50 years of

service to basketball with a

long service award. Former Tall

Ferns coach Kennedy Kereama

was given the Zena Gay

memorial award.

School surf

champs crowned

St Bede’s College struck triple

gold in the Canterbury surf

scholastic championships at

New Brighton Beach last week.

Riley Gibson, under-18; Neko

Tohiariki, under-16; and Caspar

McCormick, longboarding,

all won titles. Rangiora High’s

Tegen Bishop won the girls

mixed-age final with some

powerful turns, while Papanui

High’s Jai Oakley won the

under-14 boys title.

More juniors playing

country cricket

The Canterbury Country

Cricket Association has

reported a 77 per cent growth

in junior players over the past

three years. At the end of the

2017/18 season there were 115

junior teams, compared to

the 65 in 2014/15.

Now’s the

time to ID

your boat.

Did you know that all boats on Canterbury

waterways including jet skis now need an

identifying number or name on each side

of the hull?

It’s like a number plate for your vessel and it’s

one way we’re working towards making the water

safer for everyone. There are a few exceptions,

so it pays to check if your vessel needs one.

Now is the perfect time to get it sorted

before next summer.

You can find out how to do it yourself at

ecan.govt.nz/navsafety


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Bennett unloads after Napa’s reprieve

WAYNE BENNETT has

launched a fiery tirade at the

NRL over the match review

committee’s failure to charge

Dylan Napa, accusing the game

of having an anti-Brisbane bias.

The Broncos coach unloaded

on the game’s governing body

after prop Korbin Sims underwent

surgery on a broken jaw following

a head-to-head collision

with Napa during Friday’s win

over the Sydney Roosters, AAP

reported. Napa was sin-binned

for leading with his head in a

tackle, a decision that was criticised

by Roosters coach Trent

Robinson.

The committee declined to

charge Napa on Saturday, leaving

him free to turn out for Queensland

in State of Origin I.

However, a fuming Bennett

lodged a complaint with the

NRL claiming it had failed in its

duty of care.

“Why hasn’t the game made

Napa accountable?” Bennett told

News Corp.

“I know there will be a

s***fight coming my way but I’m

not backing away from it.

“I am not going to watch my

players get broken jaws and

remain silent.

“When you go before the

judiciary, they will ask the player

‘what was your duty of care?’

“Where is Napa’s duty

of care?”, he told AAP. But

Robinson claimed the collision

was a regrettable accident after

Sims stepped late to avoid Napa.

Bennett hit back saying Napa

was reckless in the way he went

into the tackle with his arms

out-stretched and with his head

out front.

He accused the committee of

inconsistency, pointing to Sam

Thaiday’s suspension for wrenching

the hand of Melbourne’s

Jesse Bromwich last year. “There

is a bias against the Broncos,” he

said.

“We won a game we weren’t

supposed to win so that would

have pissed off the Roosters even

more.

“Last year, Sam pulled Jesse

Bromwich’s finger. He was found

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selection of our

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To advertise in Best Motorbuys, phone Lea Godfrey 021 277 3086

I’VE LONG regarded

BMW’s M3 as the ultimate

sports sedan.

It’s always been on my

wish list, but at around

$160,000 I know it’s just a

dream to own one.

Regular readers will

know I’m a huge sport

sedan fan and I have many

fond memories of each M3

drive I’ve had.

Of course, M represents

a stable of cars M4, M5

and M6 are also popular

for those who want extra

performance from a BMW

purchase.

While those four models

are prohibitive for

my budget, there is one

M-series car which you

could describe as affordable

at $117k – the M2.

However, the M2 isn’t a

sports sedan, but it may

as well be. It’s a two-door

coupe concept, and for all

other reasons it is a performance

car true to the M

brand, and features all of

the ingredients that make

for blistering performance.

Under the bonnet sits a

turbocharged six-cylinder

engine of 2979cc. Its inline

design encapsulates all of

what has made the M3,

and others, sought after

performance models.

BMW rates it at 272kW

and 500Nm and it sits traditionally,

longitudinally

under the bonnet and

drives the rear wheels.

The power outputs are

dynamic, not only are

they high, but they are

also developed at usable

points of the rev band;

peak power comes in

at 6500rpm, but that is

almost met by an unfaltering

flow of torque

energy from 1400rpm to

5560rpm.

Add all those figures

together and you get the

speed indicative of M

models, a standstill to

100km/h time of 4.5sec

can be expected, and it will

force a highway overtake

of 3.8sec to make 120km/h

from 80km/h. BMW also

claims a 250km/h governed

top speed.

Not only is its pace

quick, the engine delivers

with a howl and a shriek

that is reminiscent and

characteristic of the inline

sixes BMW has carved out

a reputation for over the

years.

Inline engines develop a

lot of natural torque, and if

you add in the turbo boost

there’s no lag nor points

where the engine doesn’t

BMW M2: Affordable performance car at $117k.

want to deliver.

I took the evaluation

car through the twisty

pieces of road between the

two main river gorges –

Waimakariri and Rakaia

– as you force acceleration

from corner to corner the

M2 uses its mid-range

strength to provide a solid

feeling of exhilaration.

Power is delivered

through a seven-speed

dual clutch transmission.

Don’t let its name fool you,

it operates more like an

automatic than a manual,

there are only two foot

pedals.

• Price – BMW M2,

$117,050

• Dimensions –

Length, 4468mm;

width, 1854mm;

height, 1410mm

• Configuration – Sixcylinder,

rear-wheeldrive,

2979cc, 272kW,

500Nm, seven-speed

automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 4.3sec

• Fuel usage –

7.9l/100km

However, the point is it

is a quick-shifting gearbox

and it will change ratios at

the blink of an eye, there

are steering wheel-mounted

paddles or sequential

shifting through the main

lever, but even with a

hands-off approach, the

engine/gearbox management

systems are always

activated so that performance

on an open road

burst is the main priority.

Providing the grip are

beautiful 19in Michelin

Pilot performance tyres

(245/35 and 265/35) and

they have prodigious

grip. Traction control

obviously keeps grip well

maintained, but there is a

playfulness within the system

that offers a slight tailhappy

response if you use

vigorous throttle pressure

mid-corner.

It must be noted, too,

that the M2 has a trick rear

differential. Electronicallycontrolled,

it manages the

torque output to distribute

drive between the two rear

wheels so that the wheel

most likely to glean grip

will receive the appropriate

amount of power.

When it comes to slowing

down for the next

corner, there’s solid reassurance

from performance

brakes which have strong

pedal feel and retardation.

The mechanicals are

what you would expect

from BMW’s performance

arm, and they all combine

to provide a feisty drive

and one which is always

memorable.

However, it must also be

remembered that BMW

prides itself of luxury and

functionality. The wee M2

isn’t a big car at 4.5m, but

it equips itself well inside

with beautiful appointments

and a host of kit to

keep all occupants happy.

And while the evaluation

car was almost basic

spec, its $117,050 price

tag is most affordable. It

provides a bang-for-buck

experience, along with a

cabin which reeks of quality.

It’s sporty inside, but

once you are seated it

looks after the body with

amazing seats and a driving

position that oozes

comfort. Bearing in mind

that rear seat occupants

are limited to two, it’s a

bit of fiddle accessing that

area over the front seats.

That aside, it’s a small

price to pay for a true

performance champion.

It ticks all the boxes in

my list of desirable motor

cars. I am saving for an

M2, but it may take a few

years given that I’m about

to draw down on my pension.

2009 niSSan dualiS

2.0, auto, alloys, ABS, twin airbags.

$14,990

Plus orC $300 Cash Price $15,290

2017 FORD ECO-SPORT

‘Titanium’ 1.5 litre, Multiple Airbags, Air

Con, CD Player, Cruise, ABS Brakes, Low

Mileage. "Top of the Range Titanium"

$23,790

2007 MAzDA CX-7

2.3L, Auto, 54,543km, 4WD, Air Cond, ABS, Alloys,

Car Stereo, Central Locking, Climate Control, Electric

Mirrors & Windows, Power Steering, Remote

Locking.

$18,995

Yours for the Long Run!

plUS

REGiStRAtioN

2006 MINI COOPER

$12,999 With OffER $10,999

Black body kit and wheel arches, 15" alloys,

features a 1.6 litre engine with 5 speed manual

trans, keyless entry, rear wiper, A/C, ABS, T/C and

airbags, will sell quickly!

Value Cars

2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 T QUATTRO

2.7 litre V6 turbo, auto, climate air, cruise,

heated leather seats, parking sensors, alloys.

123 SEAVIEW ROAD, NEW BRIGHTON | Phone: 388 9703

www.storermotors.co.nz

QUALITY TRADE-IN SPECIALS

$5,999

Inch Quality

European

2009 honda CiviC

1.8, auto, alloys, ABS, twin airbags.

$8,990

275 Colombo St, Christchurch.

Cnr Colombo & Milton Sts. Ph: 337 9629.

2017 FORD TERRITORY SZ2

‘Titanium’ 2.7 T.Diesel, 6 spd Tiptronic,

7x Leather Seats, Cruise, DVD Player, GPS

Sat/Nav. "Ideal Family Size SUV"

$49,990

www.avoncityford.co.nz

2009 SuzukI SPLASh

1.2L, Auto, 51,870km, 5 Door, Air Cond, ABS Brakes,

Air Bag(s), Car Stereo, Central Locking, Electric

Mirrors, Electric Seats, Power Steering, Remote

Locking.

$11,995

plUS

REGiStRAtioN

2011 TOYOTA fiELDER

$10,999 With OffER $8,999

Features a peppy 1.5 litre engine with automatic

trans, looks smart in black pearl with 15” alloys,

black interior, keyless entry, rear wiper, A/C, ABS

and airbags, great vehicle and great buying!

www.valuecarswarehouse.co.nz

Registration is for 6 months of $301

$8,999

2002 Audi Allroad 2.7 T QUATTRO

2.7 litre turbo, heated leather seats, all electrics,

cruise, alloys, tow bar, 131,500kms, new cambelt.

2006 Subaru foreSter

2.0 auto, alloys, ABS, twin airbags.

$10,990

Plus orC $300 Cash Price $11,290

2013 FORD MONDEO LX S/W

2.0 T.Diesel, 17” XR Style Alloys, Air Con,

CD Player, Tints, NZ New, ABS Brakes.

"Full Service History from Us"

$17,490

Cnr Main South & Epsom Rd

Sockburn, Christchurch

0800 655 551

2009 SuBARu LEgACy B4 AWD

2.5L, Auto, 54,153km, 4 Dr, 4WD, Air Cond, ABS, Air

Bag(s), Alloys, Car Stereo, Central Locking, Climate

Control, Electric Mirrors & Windows, Power Steering,

Remote Lock.

$14,995

plUS

REGiStRAtioN

2008 TOYOTA PREvia

$10,999 With OffER $8,999

NZ new, 8 seater Previa, 2.4 litre engine with

tiptronic trans, twin sliding side doors, cruise

control, dual zone climate A/C, child seat anchor

points, driving lights, ABS and airbags.

32 Moorhouse Ave

Christchurch

03 366 7768

ToyoTa Hiace HigH Roof

10 SeaTeR

2.7 litre petrol, dual air conditioning,

factory 10 seater coach,

rear captain's seats.

NOW $25,990

68 WilliAMS 321 High StREEt, Street, KAiApoi Rangiora

- FREEpHoNE mbmotors@vodafone.co.nz

(03) 420 4207

1055 Main North 03 423 Rd, 3287 Chaney’s or 027 Cnr, 211 Belfast 1158

$5,990

1996 Land Rover Discovery 3.9 V8

1 NZ Owner, roof racks, very tidy, tow bar,

low kms, very tidy, be quick for ski season.

541 Moorhouse Ave

Christchurch

Ph 03 3799529 or 0274366076


42 Thursday May 24 2018

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AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONALS

The Star

Poor maintenance

destroys

pistons

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 is fitted out with computerised

scanning equipment, enabling the technicians to pinpoint

exactly what needs to be done. This includes repairs to both

manual and auto transmission gearboxes, as well as full engine

reconditioning.

Customers can have all their auto-electrical work and panel

repair work done through Diesel Doctor too. They provide

WOFs and are also agents for Kumho tyres and AA batteries. So

basically, it is a one-stop-shop for all types of auto repairs and

servicing.

Owned and operated by qualified engineer and mechanic Tony

Wessels, Diesel Doctor was established in 1994, and since then

has built up a reputation for quality workmanship and friendly

service.

So next time your diesel or

petrol vehicle needs servicing

or any type of repairs contact

Tony at Diesel Doctor, phone

338 8884, or call into 288

Lincoln Road, Addington,

where there is plenty of offstreet

parking available.

Diesel Doctor

288 Lincoln Rd,

Addington

4wd

repAirs &

servicing

Diesel

The diesel professionals specialising in

All work

guArAnteed

288 Lincoln Road

(opp ANZ)

Ph: 338 8884

www.dieseldoctor.co.nz

Diagnostic

Testing

Starters

Alternators

Wiring

Alarms:

Insurance

Approved

ROSES

AUTO ELECTRICAL

Fuel Injection

Repairs

ABS

Airbags

Batteries

Spare Parts

Free Check &

Assessment

518 Cranford Street, Papanui

P: 03 352 5090 A/H Aaron: 0274 350 908

E: roses-a-e@vodafone.co.nz

WOF

$45 .00

• Courtesy cars • Oil changes

• Full mechanical repairs

• Brake & clutch repairs

• Transmission flush service

• Tyres & batteries

• Petrol & diesel servicing

Fitzgerald Motors

PHONE 03 349 7813

We’ve shifted now located at Unit 8,193 Waterloo Road, Hornby

(6 doors down from our old site)

NEW

LOCATION

95 Gasson St

The Automotive Lamp Specialists

New and Used Lamps for Cars, Trucks,

Vans, 4WD and Motorhomes

PH 0800 225 483 | 95 Gasson Street, CHRISTCHURCH


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Thursday May 24 2018 43

Competitive

pricing from

$1498 per sq.m

www.homesbyparklane.co.nz

Standout Homes for

an Outstanding Price

New Showhome

6 Craig Thompson Drive,

Flemington, Lincoln

Wednesday to Sunday

12pm - 4pm

Office & Showhome

2 Harvard Avenue,

Wigram, Christchurch

Monday to Friday

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(03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453

Registered Master Builders House of the Year 2017

Gold Award Winning Builder

Show

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Guide

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“Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price”

Two New Display Homes Now Open...

Jennian Homes Canterbury North have two new Display Homes that are now open.

With their outstanding features and functional design, they are sure to impress.

7 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston

Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm - 4pm

Jennian Homes Canterbury North

212 Main South Road, Sockburn

P 03 741 1436 E canterburynorth@jennian.co.nz

jennian.co.nz

9 Westpark Boulevard, Rangiora

Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 12pm - 4pm

At Jennian Homes Canterbury North we pride ourselves on delivering the home you’ve

always wanted. So, what are you waiting for? Come on over and see for yourself what life

could be like in a Jennian Home.

To promote

your

Showhome

Contact Elaine Moon

Phone (03) 364 7436

elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi

Flemington, Lincoln

6 Craig Thompson Drive

Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm

Wigram

2 Harvard Avenue

Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm

Master Builders House of the Year 2017

Gold Reserve Award Winning Showhome

(03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453

www.homesbyparklane.co.nz

Jennian Homes - Canterbury North

Rolleston

7 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon

Wed to Sun 12pm-4pm

Rangiora

9 Westpark Boulevard

Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm

www.jennian.co.nz

David Reid Homes

Casebrook

New Showhome coming soon!

2 Glenturret Drive

Prebbleton

80 Farthing Drive - opening soon

Ph Shane 021 392 995

or Krystal 021 335 707

www.davidreidhomes.co.nz

Hybrid Homes-Architectural

Eco Homes

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Building architectural

eco-homes for over 10 years!

We’ll design and build a home that’s right for you. Starting from just $2,600 a sqm!

• Free architectural concept plans (conditions apply) • Price guarantee, right from the start

• No obligation • We’ll work with you to ensure your ideas come to life within your budget.

Visit our showhome at 162 Richmond Hill Rd, Sumner.

Open the first Saturday of each month from 11am-2pm.

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Sumner

162 Richmond Hill Rd, Sumner

Open home first Saturday of each

month, 11-2pm.

www.hybridhomes.co.nz

thE

showhomE

guidE

Contact Elaine: (03) 364 7436

elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi


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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

FOR

SALE

Hei Hei: 1/8 Glenleith Lane

Priced to sell: : We are looking for an offer.

A great first home or high yield investment.

Solid 1990’s townhouse on safe TC1 land. 2

dble bdrms, open plan living. Super Sunny.

Single garage plus extra parking.

Offers over $279,000 (RV $295,000)

Open Sun 12-12.30 pm

Ref: www.remax.co.nz/RMI10546

NEW LISTING

Swannanoa: 14 Braeburn Cres

More than just a section – URGENT SALE

REQUIRED: $299,000

Included in section is 5,378m2 Stonewood

Homes consented plans. Driveway

crossing. Side and rear painted (black)

paling fencing. Gooms landscape plan. Over

$70,000 of completed Gooms landscaping.

Irrigation system. 2 x 20,000 water tanks.

Easy walk to the Mandeville Sports Centre.

Mandeville Village, 800 metres away

(SuperValue Supermarket, Child Care

Centre, Beauty Salon and a variety of

hospitality). A 10 minute drive will take you

to schools at Rangiora or Kaiapoi. 25 mins

to Christchurch Airport or 30 mins to

central Christchurch.

Ref: www.remax.co.nz/RMI10555

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

Appears every week in

For more information:

Mike Fulham

P 364 7406

E mike@christchurchstar.co.nz

Licensed Agent

REAA 2008

NEW LISTINGS

They might be in locations that

offer cheaper land, larger houses, or

convenience to work or school.

You may have visited show homes

and open homes becoming confused,

overwhelmed or swept away with

emotional factors like having everything

new, or extra features such as three car

garaging.

To be happy with your choice, list the

features that you need, considering:

• Family space – Is there room for

the children to play indoors and for

television and entertainment units?

Should this be open plan or separated?

• Kitchen – What needs to be in your kitchen?

How serious are you about a butler’s pantry?

Is it a whim or something that offers a

practical solution to the way you use your

kitchen?

• Bedroom sizes – What are optimum sizes?

Smaller bedrooms may translate to slightly

lower building costs while extra space can

be useful. When looking at existing homes,

consider whether the size of each bedroom is

sufficient.

• Garaging – A standard double garage once

two cars are parked there offers little space

for the toys. What toys do you have and could

they live with the lawnmower in a garden

shed, a cheaper option to three car garaging?

If the budget allows and a larger garage with

workshop is important, make it a selection

priority.

• Size of land – Lifestyle properties offer space

for children, pets, hobbies, an expansive

garden and perhaps a home-run business

but they require

work so are not

for everyone and

a compact section

might be more

sensible if a tight

budget or busy

lifestyle.

• Bathrooms –

Second and third

bathrooms are

great in homes

with teenagers

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

Advertising Feature

Looking for a property

– what really counts?

You are in the market for a new property, scrolling the Internet,

examining properties for sale and zeroing in on those with potential.

and a wet shower room is ideal for young

children. A bath might be fashionable though

is often not used and its absence could mean a

more spacious bathroom.

• Laundry – Would a laundry in the garage do

the job?

• Storage – How much storage do you need?

Weigh up what can truly be stored in the

garage once vehicles are in, a preference in

winter. Garages vary in size so check the size

to ensure your vehicles will fit. Look also at

where else the house offers storage capacity

such as in hall cupboards, a large hot water

cylinder cupboard, wardrobes (check their

width and depth), walk-in robe, attic storage

trusses, as well as the potential for hooks and

shelving in the garage for bikes, tools, garden

equipment and even kayaks.

• Off-street parking – How many vehicles can

be parked on the driveway? Will this space be

sufficient?

• Garden - Is there sufficient space for your

children to play or for entertaining?

A checklist will allow you to determine what will

suit your needs, the

point of the exercise,

saving you time

looking at properties

or potential house

designs while assisting

you to decide whether

to buy a new or

existing home with

both options having

advantages and

disadvantages.

SALE BY DEADLINES CLOSING

Your

Earthquake

damaged

home!

The Star

Talk to us if you are serious about

selling your “As is Where is” home.

We have sold over

150 “As is Where is”

homes and we have

a huge database of

qualified buyers.

Phil & Holly Jones

Ph 03-382-2230

Phil 027 435 7711

Holly 027 222 0220

holly.jones@raywhite.com

Licensed (REAA 2008) Results Realty Ltd

showhome open

39 sherborne st

Christchurch

We have achieved

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property

HALSWELL

Front Unit

2 Dble Bedrooms

This is a secure front

property, permanent

materials, across

from Halswell School,

close to buses, library,

healthcare and shops,

in a great location 15

minutes from central

Christchurch

Contact Brian Davidson

(03) 322 8739 or

021 0293 6712

Oamaru

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The Star Classifieds

Board

HORNBY AREA Board

offered for mature working

male. Good meals. $230

p/w. Ph Ivan 021 263 0745

Building Supplies

Pump

House

Salvage Yard

Buyers and sellers of

quality recycled

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Week days

7:30–4:30pm

Sat 9–1pm

544 Tuam St East,

PH. 389 6638

thepumphouse.co.nz

sales@thepumphouse.co.nz

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

Cars

$8,001 - $12,000

TOYOTA Altezza Gita

2001. 3 ltr, 94,000 kms,

excel cond. $8000ono. Ph

Westport 03 789-6317

Cars

$4,001 - $8,000

MITSUBISHI 380 SX,

2007. Red, $8,000 paint,

3.8 V6, 40mpg, spoiler,

17” alloys. Was $18,000

now $7995 , ph 352 5963

TOYOTA Vitz / Passo,

2009 low kms, black

metalic, 5 dr hatch, $5500

trade in finance, ph 027

555 1249

VOLVO 5dr wagon 2006,

new cond, $5,500 will

trade finance avail , ph 027

555 1249

Church Notices

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Sydenham

Community Centre

23/25 Hutcheson St

Address

Carol

Clairvoyance

Carol

Sunday 7pm

All Welcome

Phone 349-9749

Church Notices

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm

Address:

Andy

Clairvoyance:

Andy

Tuesday 1pm - 3pm

Healing &

Clairvoyance

All Welcome

Classic Cars &

Motorcycles

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

Community Events

ALCOHOLICS

ANONYMOUS, If you

want to have a drink thats

your business. If you want

to stop, we can help. Phone

0800 229-6757

APPLE MAC, iPAD,

iPHONE, iWATCH

SeniorNet Mac offers

people over 50yrs of age,

courses, workshop tuition

by arrangement. Open

day every Friday morning

9.30-11.45am at 41 Essex

St. For information phone

Allan 352-4950 or email

mac.seniornet@gmail.com

ME/CFS Group

(Canterbury) Inc.

Monthly Support Meeting,

Wednesday 30th May at

1.30 - 3.30pm, Abberly

Park Hall, 15 Abberley

Cres St Albans. Gluten free

afternoon tea provided,

please bring own cup.

Further information ph 03

365 5887 Txt 020 4068

6002

Finance

Need Cash? FAST, Easy,

Loans. $1k to $100k.

Low Rates + Fees. Quick

Payout. Apply online at

maxloans.co.nz, or call

0508 MAX LOANS.

Finance

For Sale

PAPER END

ROLLS

Newsprint, White Gloss

& White Matte available

Great for Packing, Pattern Making,

Drawing Paper

NOW AVAILABLE FROM

29A Coleridge Street, Sydenham

or Phone Martin 0276 942 007

for delivery options

For Sale

GARDEN SHED New,

NZ made. 1.5 x 1.1 mtr

colour steel, delivered &

assembled + wooden floor.

$220. Ph 021 266 3578

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

For Sale

GARDEN SHED New,

NZ made. 1.5 x 1.1 mtr

colour steel, delivered &

assembled + wooden floor.

$220. Ph 021 266 3578

Funeral Directors

Non-Service Cremation $2,050

Just Funerals, a family owned and

operated company with qualified,

registered and experienced staff.

Other services also

available, please

call to enquire.

Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

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

Funeral Directors

Direct

Cremation

No frills, No Service,

No fuss, simply

straight to the crem.

Other options available

Ph: 379 0178

for our brochure

or email

office@undertaker.co.nz

Garage Sales

AVONHEAD 68 Withells

Rd, Sat 9am - 2pm. H/hold

items, ladies clothing &

tools.

Gardening

& Supplies

TREE & HEDGE

SERVICES

• Trees removed

• Trees pruned

• Storm damage

• Hedges trimmed

• Free quotes

Ph Justin

021 221 4344

Gardening

& Supplies

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

Personals

ADAM seeke Eve living

in Avonhead area, ph 027

659 4425

GENT in NW area seeks

slim lady for company ph

03 358 3634

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

Sports Equipment

TREADMILL.

Sole F60, near new.Cost

$2500, sell $1800 ono..Ph

342 5792 or 0276 425792

To Let

RENT ME!

Ideal as an extra

bedroom or office.

no bond required

Fully insulated and double glazed for warmth.

Three convenient sizes from $70 a week:

Standard 3.6m x 2.4m

Large 4.2m x 2.4m | Xtra-large 4.8m x 2.4m

To Let

CARAVAN RENTAL.

Long term CHCH. Rent

ot own option avail. Ph

9421900 or 021 02779849.

www.habitatcaravans.

co.nz

HORNBY NEW

HOUSING PROJECT - 29

Lesley Keast Place. The

Housing Plus Charitable

Foundation is building

8, two bedroom units for

people with emotional or

social need who would

benefit from a safe,

secure environment with

low level support. The

Trust will be tenanting

with 2 people per unit for

July occupancy. Contact

Margaret Willis Ph 021

024 32182 or Email

margaret@hpcf.co.nz

LINWOOD Bedsit room,

part furn, quiet. Share

LANDSCAPE GARDEN

PROFESSIONAL

Qualified Horticulturist,

offering expert, garden

makeovers, design and

landscaping, for free

quotes call Bryce 027 688-

8196 or 0508 242-733

PETE’S GARDENING

SERVICE Gardening,

rubbish removal, cleanups,

expert pruning, hedge

trimming, tree cutting, kitchen./bthrm. OSP.

good rates, no job too big $160p/w. Ph 027 374 9668

or too small, half the price

of a franchise, ph 027 551

4118

Tools & Machinery

Handy Person

TOOLS, Garden garage,

Services saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Adelaide and Murray River

Departs 25th July 2018

12 days including 5 nights on the Murray

$5250pp twin share

Hokianga and Far North

Departs 21st September 2018

8 days - $2250.00 pp twin share

Tasmania

Departs 30th October 2018

12 days - $4900.00 pp twin share

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

www.reidtours.com

Visit our website

www.justcabins.co.nz

for display cabin locations

www.justcabins.co.nz

Trades & Services

NO BOUNDARIES

FURNITURE

Restoration, Repairs,

Custom Build,

Design, Residential,

Commercial.

Ph 322-5677

or 021 181 5686

www.noboundariesfurniture.co.nz

RENOVATION

SPECIALISTS

New Building • Tiling

Project Management

DOHERTY

BUILDERS LTD

PHONE:

027 224 2831

PLUMBER

A Top Plumbing

job complete at a

fair price, prompt

service, all work

guaranteed

Phone Brian

960-7673 or

021-112-3492

Tours

MFC4510

Trades & Services

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

• Commercial Carpet Cleaning

• Residential Carpet Cleaning

• Upholstery Cleaning

• Stain & Odor Removal

• Tile & Grout Cleaning

NEED HELP

WITH YOUR

CARPET CLEAN?

Simply give us a call

on 021 035 8989

We will get the job done

in a professional way.

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

DI’S CARPET

BINDING

Have your

carpet

off-cuts

bound

124 Halswell Junction

Rd, Halswell

ph 322 1103

M 027 586 4830

Hours Mon - Fri

9.30am - 5.00pm

CONCRETE CUTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

ELECTRICIAN

Prompt & reliable

registered electrician with

24 years experience for all

residential and commercial

work, new housing and

switch board replacements

Phone Chris 027 516 0669

ELECTRICIAN

Available, 30 years

experience, immediate

start, competitive rate,

ph Brian 027 433 9548

ELECTRICIAN

Registered, electrical

installation and repairs,

Gorbie Electrical, ph 021

026 73375 or 03 322 4209

ELECTRICIAN

All types of domestic

& commercial work

undertaken, new housing,

alterations,extensions,

ranges, security lights,

quick response, efficient

service,free quotes, city

-wide. No call out fee. Call

Pat Barrett 03 359 2087/

027 7331384.

ELECTRICIAN

Registered.

Domestic & Commercial.

installations. All areas

covered. Ph 021 058 1 644

Looking for an

electrician?

• Residential, Domestic

& Commercial

• Repairs, Maintenance

• Fault finding

• New housing

• Competitive rates

• Free quotes

• Full & Partial Rewiring

• Test & Tagging

• Security Cameras

• LED Lighting Upgrades

BUILDER QUALIfIED

Call 022 643 6450

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms,

Email admin@totalelectric.co.nz

Kitchens, Renovations,

After Hours 347 3313

Repairs & Extensions

Free quotes. Discount for

pensioners. Ph Mike 03

Trades & Services

980 9771 or 027 2266 930 fENCING

BUILDER

25 yrs exp. Fencing, all

Exp in all aspects of styles & gates. Ph Mark

building works, home 0273 313 223

renovations & extensions, fENCING

property repairs. Free Quality timber fencing -

quote. Ph Stuart 0274 gates & repairs, ph Ryan

661058

027 951 8892

CARPET & VINyL fINNS INTERIOR

LAyING

PLASTERING &

50 Yrs exp Repairs, PAINTING

uplifting, relaying, small job specialists,

restretching, E mail holes,cracks,skim

jflattery@xtra.co.nz coating.27 yrs exp.

ph John on 0800 003 181 Ph 022 0874351

or 027 2407416

GARDENING

CARPETLAyER

All jobs considered.

35yrs experience. Special Qualified, experienced

rates for seniors. Prompt female horticulturalist. Ph

service. Ph 021 263 7209 Devon 0220 413 414


46 Thursday May 24 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star

Your local guide to our

Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals

To advertise:

Phone 379 1100 or email

star.class@starmedia.kiwi

ARCHGOLA

automotive

BUILDER

Builder

Enjoy outdoor living all year round

• House, deck, carport & window canopy etc

• Warm & dry in winter

• UV protection for summer

• Customised & Tailored

• Café curtains fitted

• 5 year warranty

15 months

INTEREST FREE

Normal lending criteria apply

Chris Thorndycroft

Grant Stewart

Ph 0508 272 446 | www.archgola.co.nz

PrEmIum

TyrEs & AuTO

10% discount with this ad

tWO LOCAtiONS!

222 LINWOOD AVE (Beside Burger King)

245 DyErs rOAD (Cnr Wickham St)

Travlon

Coachlines

• Vehicle servicing from $75

• Punctures only $25 for most vehicles

• Brake pads from only $110

• New & secondhand tyres on sale now

• WOFs • Lubes • Alignments

CALL NOW! HOURS:

MON - FRi

8am - 5pm

(03) 380 50 20

SAtURdAy

9am - 2pm

(Linwood)

From new builds to small home alterations, we

specialise in turning your dream home ideas into reality.

Call the name you can trust!

Ph 377 0034

www.dimocks.net.nz

Building & roofing

log fire inSTAllATionS

• Bricklaying & Blocklaying

(30 yrs experience)

logfires

• log fire installation & maintenance

• chimney cleaning

• standard logfire installations $600 + gsT +

permit + parts if applicable

• My scaffolding no charge

fencing

• Brick, block, timber or any combination

roofing repairs

• concrete tile, metal chip tile, corrugated iron

landscape Builds

• retaining walls, decks, BBQs, planter boxes

Jim gardner Trade services

Member NZ Home Heating Association

ph 03 343 4044 or 0274 375 619

email teamgardner@xtra.co.nz

BUILDING SUPPLIES

25%

OFF

acm

panels

600mm by

2200mm

Was $20

Now $15 per panel

MUSGROVES

25%

OFF

denim blue

ranchsliders

2.4m high

Was $1,595

Now $1,195 each

3 Musgrove Close (off Wigram Rd) Chch

www.musgroves.co.nz • 03 322 7922

or Freephone 0508 468 747

DRIVEWAYS

Exposed Aggregate

Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

CHARTER & TOUR

Travlon

Coachlines

Travlon Coachlines

School Run to some

private schools

ex Selwyn/Halswell area

“Wide range of coaches

“Wide

and buses for

School range of Run coaches to some and buses

for Charter

private schools

& Tour”

ex Selwyn/Halswell area

www.travlon.co.nz

www.travlon.co.nz | Phone: 03 325 2959

“Wide

Email:

Phone: range

info@travlon.co.nz

03 325 of coaches 2959

and buses for

Charter Driveways & Tour”

Email: info@travlon.co.nz

SWAINS www.travlon.co.nz KIWI KERB

Phone: 03 325 2959

Email: info@travlon.co.nz

DRIVEWAY

CONSTRUCTION

Free Measure & Quote

• Asphalt

• Driveways

• Kerb

Quality Workmanship -

Over 10 Years Experience

• Chipseal

• Chip

PH 0800 081- 400 • 980-1123

Mob 0274 325 457

CONCRETE

Concrete Removal

& Trucking

Driveways, paths, sheds, garages, site clearances.

We also deliver and spread landscaping supplies –

topsoil, bark chip, shingle etc.

3 Tonne Digger and operator available for hire.

For fast friendly service phone

Nick on 0274 324 124

keacontracting@yahoo.com

EARTHWORKS

Quality

• Driveways

• Car parks

• Demolition

Locally owned & operated

with over 10 years

experience

• Shingle Deliveries

• Truck hire

• Digger hire

027 240 7030

JACOB BROWNLEES

DECORATORS

New Paint • Repaints

Wallpapering • Fences

Repairs • Feature Walls

Floor & Roof Painting

Spray Painting

Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

electrician

• Registered Electrician

• Over 20 years

experience

FOR ALL YOUR

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

ELECTRICAL NEEDS

Light Up Electrics Pty LTD

FREE QUOTES

CALL DANIEL 027 570 3534

or 03 3477 213

lightup@live.com.au

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

Free

QuoTe

EXTERIOR PLASTERING

Quality

Workmanship

at Competitive Pricing

Free Quotes

Aynsley Frewer

M: 027 201 1296

E: aynsleyfrewer@xtra.co.nz

PO Box 20534 Bishopdale

FOOTCARE

OASIS

Senior Citizens Foot Care

25 Conway Street, Spreydon

Treating hard thick nails, calluses

and corns finishing with a foot massage

Price $30 Allow 45 mins

Home Visits available by appointment

Therapist – Amanda

(30 years experience)

Ph. 942-6036 for an appointment

HOURS ARE FLEXIBLE

GARDEN SUPPLIES

CHCH’S LARGEST SELECTION OF

BARK • COMPOST • SHINGLES

Remember...

we are NOT in

Parkhouse Road

Landscape Lane (off Lunns Rd)

P. 348 2915 OPEN 7 DAYS

nO GREEn wastE In anY OF OUR COMPOst


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Thursday May 24 2018 47

Your local guide to our

Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals

To advertise:

Phone 379 1100 or email

star.class@starmedia.kiwi

hunting

WE BUY ALL UNWANTED

GUNS & ACCESSORIES

FOR CASH

Now at 64 Carmen Rd, Hornby

027 265 4659

You can now shop online with us

www.shooterssupplies.co.nz

junk

Why go to the Dump? Junkman comes to you!

Items too big for the rubbish bin?

Or too heavy for you to move?

Junkman comes to FROM

you & takes it away $

65 *

*Prices vary depending on items and volume – minimum charge $65

0800 586 5626

www.junkman.co.nz office@junkman.co.nz

landscaping

Landscape

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

New Home Landscaping

Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features

• Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual

• Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

LANDSCAPING

Mailer Deliveries

PAINTER

PAINTERS

Stone Age

Landscapes

If you can visualise, we can create

We specialise in residential and commercial

landscaping and stonework. We pride ourselves on

quality workmanship at affordable prices.

• Stonework: Driveway entrances & Walls

Exterior house cladding

• Fences and Decking

• Paving and Patios

• Ponds and Water features

Mike Adams 021 149 9733

Email: mikerobadams@gmail.com

Website: www.stoneagelandscapes.co.nz

For a local, reliable

mailer delivery

service contact

Star Media

• Newspaper inserts

• Magazine inserts

• Letterbox deliveries

• Urban & Rural deliveries

For a cost effective, targeted delivery

please call 03 379 7100 or email

michaela.malloch@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi

Michael Kelly Painters

Locally owned and

operated family

business.

25+ years Experience

• Painting • Wallpapering

• Interior • Exterior

Free Quotes

Phone

Michael 0212 649 492

michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

Painters and Decorators Ltd

Canterbury Owned and Operated

A husband and wife team

Specializing in:

• Roof Painting

• Interior/exterior

residential

• Small commercial

painting

Noel 027-411-3596

kemp.painters@gmail.com

kemp painters and decorators

We offer

free quotes

Quality not

Quantity

PLANT GROWERS

PLUMBER

plumber

PLUMBER

YOU WOULDN’T SEE

BETTA STRAWBERRY

PLANTS ANYWHERE!

Strawberry albIon begInS croppIng early

and contInueS In fluSheS untIl autumn. the

heavy cropS of mouth waterIng, Sweet, dark

red berrIeS have an outStandIng flavour that

remaInS conSIStent throughout the SeaSon.

hourS may 16th to 26th - 10am to 3pm

Bettaplants

1934-2018

84 YEARS IN BUSINESS

27 Ottawa Road. Phone: 389-7855

Hours: 8.00am-5.30pm Mon to Fri, 8.00am-5.00pm Sat

12 years

experience

Serving Christchurch and wider

Canterbury Region with quality

workmanship and service.

24/7 caLLOUT serVice

The go to guys for

plumbing services

✓ Plumbing and Gas

✓ No job too big or small

✓ All areas covered

P: 03 595 5610 W: gofox.nz

E: info.ccp@gofox.nz

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*

*conditions apply

call/text 027 245 5100

Freephone: 0508 426 269

ROOF REPAIRS

TRADES

VIDEO PRODUCTION

WINDOW TINTING

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

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD

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• Corporate and Business

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• 25 years experience

Start to finished product

• Professional quality

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48 Thursday May 24 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star Classifieds

Trades & Services

HANDYMAN

Painting, tiling, new

shower, fence, deck etc

etc. Gordon 0274 851 897

or 960-1961

HANDY - DAN

General Handyman for

all your maintenance

requirements. I specialise

in fences and decking, also

do spouting cleans and

repairs and everyday home

maintenance. NO JOB TO

BIG OR SMALL I can do

it all, please don’t hesitate

to call me on 022 600 7738

for a no obligation free

quote.

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

LINES

Factory, Car Park, No

Entry, and more. Free

Quotes. Ph 027 823 7979

OVEN CLEANING

Professional cleans

$50.00. Gift Vouchers

avail. Phone 0800 683-

6253 or 027 228-0025

PLASTERER

Small jobs ok. 30 yrs

exp. Brick Repairs,

Stucco, Painting, Fixing,

Stopping, Cracks &

Holes, Free quotes. Gary

342-8450 / 021 529 022

PLASTERER/PAINTER

Interior. The Naked

Plasterer. Level 5 paint

finsih. Gib system product.

$69 p/h. Ph Russ 027 2888

285

REMOVALS

Small furniture removals,

have own van, can fit

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc, honest

& reliable, any area

considered, ph Chch 027

517 7001

ROOFING REPAIRS

Fully Qualified, Over

40 Yrs experience

Ph John 027 432-3822

or 351-9147 email

johnchmill@outlook.com

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Van & Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

022

Trades & Services

PLUMBER

A Top Plumbing

job complete at a

fair price, prompt

service, all work

guaranteed

Phone Brian

960-7673 or

021-112-3492

tRAiLER

SKiP

HiRE

• 2 or 5 cubic metre

• Household Rubbish

• Green Waste

• Yard Clean ups

• Load it yourself or

hire us

• Locally owned and

operated

bin co

Ph: 383-0646

027 2131 733

MFC4510

Trades & Services

SPOUTING CLEANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out. Also Full Handyman

Services Available. Call

Trevor 332 8949 or 021

043 2034

SPOUTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

WINDOW CLEANING

Average 3 brm house

inside or out $40. Both $70

Phone Trevor 344-2170

Tuition

FREE DIGITAL

LITERACY COURSE

starting soon, for adults

who are NZ citizens or

NZ Residents. For more

information contact

Literacy Christchurch.

Phone or text 022 697

0478 or email info@

literacychristchurch.org.nz

FREE KIWI ENGLISH

COURSE for adults

who are NZ citizens or

NZ Residents. For more

information contact

Literacy Christchurch.

Phone or text 022 697

0478 or email info@

literacychristchurch.org.nz

FREE LEARNER

DRIVER’S LICENCE

COURSE for adults.

Contact us now at

Literacy Christchurch.

Phone or text 022 697

0478 or email info@

literacychristchurch.org.nz

FREE LITERACY &

NUMERACY COURSE

for adults who struggle

with reading, spelling,

numeracy, and other

literacy skills. For more

information contact

Literacy Christchurch.

Phone or text 022 697

0478 or email info@

literacychristchurch.org.nz

NCEA LITERACY &

NUMERACY CREDITS -

do you need them? We have

a free course for you. For

more information contact

Literacy Christchurch.

Phone or text 022 697

0478 or email info@

literacychristchurch.org.nz

Wanted To Buy

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture,

Beds, Stoves, Washing

machines, Fridge Freezers.

Same day service. Selwyn

Dealers. Phone 980 5812

or 027 313 8156

A+ About to move? Books,

china, coins, medals,

furniture, furs, jewellery,

tools, old photos, estate.

Ph 385-5117

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

ALL whiteware wanted.

Same day service, cash

paid for . freezes, fridges,

washing machines, ovens.

Also buying furniture &

h/hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

ALL Old China, Crystal,

Ornaments, Vases, Cutlery

etc. Raewyn Hill Phone

360-0951

Wanted To Buy

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

STAMP, Postcard & coin

collections. Ph 021 138

8949 or 03 428-6587

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Public Notices

The Spiritualist

Church of NZ

41 Glenroy Street

Woolston

SUNDAY SERVICE

7pm

Address

Bernie

Mediumship

Bernie

Ph 021-081-43700

Templeton

Residents

Association

AGM

Monday

28 th May, 7:30pm

Templeton

Community

Centre Supper

Room

All welcome.

Public Notices

HOUSE & GARAGE

Cleanout. I’ll pick up for

free.. Ph 021 08439932.

Recycling Man. Charity

for Chch.

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

SCHOOLS... SPORTS CLUBS... CULTURAL EVENTS...

Looking for a new innovative

fundraising idea?

The Star has a fantastic opportunity that is an ideal way

to fundraise while at the same time helps to profile and

promote your team and their goals and ambitions.

Call now to find out more about how you can fundraise

those hard to get dollars, while at the same time

promoting some of the great positive work being done

in the community. It also offers exceptional value for

your supporters and sponsors.

Contact:

Mike Fulham

379 7100

mike@starmedia.kiwi

Public Notices

Public Notices

ALCOHOL LICENCE

NOTIFICATION CHANGES

We’re changing the way alcohol licence applications

are publicly notified.

Instead of advertising these in the public notice section

of local newspapers, we will publish information on a

dedicated webpage, located on ccc.govt.nz/alcohol.

The webpage will be live from 16 April 2018 for all

alcohol licence public notices. Please note there will be

a month’s transition period for public notices already

arranged by applicants for newspaper publication.

By advertising on the same webpage each time,

people will know where to go to look for licence

application notice and details about public objection

timelines. Public notifications will still be for 15

working days, but you will be able to view on the

webpage recent notices beyond that time.

This is consistent with the requirements of the Sale

and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

You can still view application documents in person at

Council offices.

To find out more about how alcohol licence applications

are publicly notified, give us a call on 941 8999 or

0800 800 169.

Tracey Weston

HEAD OF REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

www.ccc.govt.nz

Public Notices

Public Notices

JUNE 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

5 5.30pm Okains Bay Reserve Management Committee, Okains Bay

Community Hall, Okains Bay Road, Okains Bay

18 5.30pm Duvauchelle Reserve Management Committee, Duvauchelle

Community Centre, 6039 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Duvauchelle

COMMUNITY BOARDS

Date Time Board and Venue

5 4.30pm Coastal-Burwood Community Board, Board Room, Cnr

Beresford and Union Streets, New Brighton

5 4.30pm Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, Board Room,

Fendalton Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

5 5pm Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board, Board Room,

Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street, Beckenham

8 9am Papanui-Innes Community Board, Board Room, Papanui

Service Centre, Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street

11 10am Banks Peninsula Community Board, Board Room, Little River

Service Centre, 4238 Christchurch Akaroa Road, Little River

15 8am Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board, Board Room,

Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street

18 4.30pm Coastal-Burwood Community Board, Board Room, Cnr

Beresford and Union Streets, New Brighton

18 4.30pm Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, Board

Room, Fendalton Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads,

Fendalton

19 4.30pm Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, Board Room,

Fendalton Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

20 10am Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board, Linwood

Board Room, 180 Smith Street

22 9am Papanui-Innes Community Board, Board Room, Papanui

Service Centre, Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street

25 10am Banks Peninsula Community Board, Akaroa Sports Complex,

Akaroa Recreation Ground, 28 Rue Jolie, Akaroa

COMMITTEES

Date Time Committee and Venue

1 9am Innovation and Sustainable Development Committee, Civic

Offices, 53 Hereford Street

5 2pm Selwyn Waihora Water Management Zone Committee, Selwyn

District Council, 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston

6 9.30am Finance and Performance Committee, Civic Offices, 53

Hereford Street

6 1.30pm Social, Community Development and Housing Committee,

Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

8 9am Greater Christchurch Partnership Committee, Council

Chamber, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

12 1pm Regional Water Management Committee, Environment

Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

13 9am Regulatory Performance Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford

Street

13 1pm Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee, Civic

Offices, 53 Hereford Street

18 8.30am Audit and Risk Management Committee, Civic Offices, 53

Hereford Street

19 1pm Strategic Capability Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

19 4pm Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone Committee, Venue

to be advised

21 4pm Te Hononga Council – Papatipu Runanga Committee, Civic

Offices, 53 Hereford Street

28 6pm Christchurch West Melton Water Management Zone

Committee, Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

SUBCOMMITTEES

Date Time Subcommittee and Venue

5 11am Reserves Officer Subcommittee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

6 2pm Parking Restrictions Subcommittee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford

Street

15 9.30am Housing Subcommittee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

18 11am Reserves Officer Subcommittee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

COUNCIL

Date Time Venue

7 9.30am Council Chamber, 2nd floor, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

14 9.30am Council Chamber, 2nd floor, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street

28 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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THIS WEEK...

THURSDAY: LUCKY TREASURE CHEST

FRIDAY: LUCKY MEMBER DRAW

SUPER RUGBY : FRIDAY, 7.35PM

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SATURDAY 7PM

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Live music,

live rugby and

a new season

menu!

THE DnD DUO (aka Dateless n Desperate)

entertains at the St Albans Shirley Club this

Saturday night.

Made up of Jojo (vocals, guitar) and Mark

(vocals, electronic drums), the Duo is a

stripped back version of popular DnD

Showband that is a regular act on the

chartered club circuit across the country.

As the DnD DUO, this quirky lineup

entertains with a wide cross section of

material. Country, Celtic, classic Rock, Pop,

Rock n Roll, with a few one hit wonders

thrown in for good measure. Catch them this

Saturday. 7pm start.

And on Friday night there’s Super Rugby

action live with Crusaders v Hurricanes from

7.35pm.

The Club Bistro has a tasty new winter

menu. With Mains priced from as little as

$14 through to $24, the selection is affordable

and excellent value. The Bistro is open

Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to

8pm.

There’s also plenty of easy access, off street

parking or if you prefer, leave the car at home

What’s on at the Cashmere Club

Wednesday

Thursday

Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm

Meat Raffles from 4pm

Members Cash Draw this week...

$600 cash

Friday

Members Cash Raffle

guarantees 4 prizes of $50 cash

Only $2 to enter the draw

Meat Raffles from 4pm

Happy Hour from 6pm-7pm

Saturday

Sunday

Free live entertainment 4pm-7pm

Absolut duo

in the Pool Hall

Free Entry, teams 4-6, register from 7pm

$15 Burger & Beer or wine special

Warriors v Rabbitohs

live on screen from 7.30pm

- the Club Shuttle is available

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

evenings.

Located on the cusp of St

Albans and Shirley, the SAS Club

provides its members and affiliate

members access to discounted bar

prices, Bistro, TAB, gaming

machines, big screen SKY sport,

pool tables; live entertainment;

and shuttle.

Anyone can apply to become a

member of the SAS Club and

potential new members are

welcome to call in and check out

the great facilities. 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.

Cashmere Ukulele

Players

entertaining in the

Heathcote Lounge

from 7pm

Crusaders v Hurricanes

live on screen

from 7.35pm

Free half time BBQ

Kids Eat Free*

Riverview Restaurant

*under 12. T’s & C’s apply.

Cashmere Club, 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

LIVE MUSIC

THIS SUNDAY 2PM

UPSTAIRS

Dine by the Beach

PIERVIEW

RESTAURANT

Open from 5.30pm Fri, Sat,

Sun, and Sunday Brunch

from 10.30am to 2pm.

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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.

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Lady Wigram

Open Weekend

Come in from the cold and enjoy our welcoming

retirement living. Lady Wigram is a place where you

set your own pace and enjoy your independence

surrounded by comfort and companionship.

10.00am – 4.00pm, 26 & 27 May, 2018

www.goldenhealthcare.co.nz


Ticking all the boxes

for active retirees.


Lady Wigram

is open this

weekend

If you’re ready for the freedom of retirement, join us this weekend for a coffee and

take some time to look around our luxury facilities. Explore the Club House, the

centrepiece for Lady Wigram, with it’s fully operational restaurant that includes the

option to dine in or have your meal delivered. The “Hanger Cafe” has a daily selection

of delicious homemade slices, coffee and tea. The billiard room, movie theatre and

library are proving popular with residents, enjoy the latest rugby game or movie night.

The development of the second stage of the Club House which will include a

swimming pool, spa and gymnasium is due for completion later in 2018 to make Lady

Wigram Retirement Village facilities second to none. Whether you’re looking for a

serviced apartment or a single story villa mixed with luxury resort style facilities, you

have an abundance of choice at Lady Wigram Retirement Village.

Open Weekend

10.00am – 4.00pm

26 & 27 May, 2018


Enjoy a comfortable

retirement lifestyle

Central Location

Sited on 5.7ha near Wigram Town Centre,

close to Wigram Air Force Museum and

The Landing Shopping Centre.

Core Facilities

When completed there will be 101 villas,

73 apartments, and rest home, dementia

and hospital facilities.

Lifestyle Amenities

Community centre, bowling greens, a

swimming pool, spa pool, a gym, theatre,

billiards room, library and hairdressing salon.

Prestige Accommodation

and Fine Living

Established in 1985 the Golden Healthcare

Group is now one of New Zealand’s largest

privately owned healthcare business. We

recognise the changing nature of retirement

villages with the move towards established

safe and secure communities and the need

for onsite expanded facilities.

Buy With Confidence

Development by Golden Healthcare Group,

which is one of the largest privately owned

aged care company in New Zealand.

Comfortable Living

Villas are two bedrooms and have an

attached garage whilst apartments are a

combination of one and two bedrooms.

Easy Access

Access around the village is by roadways and

walkways, and it is close to Wigram Air Force

Museum and The Landing Shopping Centre.

“In our experience, many people are

choosing to move into accommodations such

as Lady Wigram because they recognise

the benefits of the ease of living and it

allows them greater freedom and more

social interaction”

What to expect

at Lady Wigram

Retirement Village

The Club House

Complete Community Centre.

Theatre

Onsite Seated Cinema.

Close to The Landing

Walking Distance to the Local

Shopping Centre.

Landscaped grounds

A Passionate Team of Gardeners are

constantly Updating the Seasonal

Gardens.

Still to come

Rest home

40 bed unit.

Hospital

60 bed facility.

Dementia Facility

40 bed unit.

Spa & Swimming pool

Indoor Heated Spa and Pool.

Sarah Jacobson - Village Manager

Phone 027 3411 464

Lady Wigram Retirement Village

210 Kittyhawk Ave, Wigram

Phone 03 341 0543

www.goldenhealthcare.co.nz

Indoor Gym

On-site With the Very Latest of

Equipment.

Hairdressing Salon

On-site Open Monday to Friday.

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