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The Star CELEBRATING 150 YEARS 1868 – 2018 1

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Connecting Christchurch for 150 years

1868 – 2018

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1868 – 2018

Massacre survivors to

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Talks

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sea

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• By Bridget Rutherford

SURVIVORS OF one of the

worst school massacres in

United States history will be

in Christchurch this month,

and will plant totara trees in

Halswell Quarry Park.

They will honour 14 of their

fellow students and three staff

who were killed at Parkland’s

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

High School in Florida on

February 14.

Twenty eight survivors will

meet Canterbury University’s

Student Volunteer Army to

share their experiences of

mobilising after tragedies and

would attend a youth leadership

summit.

Nikolas Cruz, a former

student who had been expelled,

went into the school and

gunned down 34 people, killing

17 in the third deadliest school

shooting in United States history.

It prompted the students to

start the national #NeverAgain

movement calling for tighter

gun control.

Survivor Delaney Tarr, who

has been a well known activist

since the tragedy, will be among

those coming.

•Turn to page 4

• By Bridget Rutherford

and Julia Evans

COASTAL residents battling to

stay in their homes will finally

be consulted about the future of

their suburbs.

Regenerate Christchurch said

yesterday it would begin consulting

with Southshore and South

New Brighton residents as part

of a regeneration strategy.

The feedback will be used to

come up with short, medium

and long term solutions to

manage the impacts of climate

change and sea level rise from

Rodney St to Southshore spit.

But some residents say it has

taken too long, and is yet another

time consuming process.

Southshore Residents’ Association

chairwoman Lynda

Burdekin said it was meeting

with Regenerate today to discuss

the strategy.

She said they want to stay in

their homes and see the protection

of the estuary edge.

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• By Bridget Rutherford

PROMINENT Cantabrians

have given a mixed response to

the po sible futuristic l ok of

Cathedral Square.

Plans for wha the Square

could ok like were released

by Regenerate Christchurch

yesterday after seven years of

debate and controversy the

slow progress of the rebuild.

It includes thr e covered

pavilions, which would have

a “la tice-style” translucent

r of, which could host markets

and other events.

FUTURISTIC: Plans released yesterday sho what Cathedral Square could ok like.

The long-term vision, which is

estimated to cost betw en $60-

$80 mi lion, aims to bring people

“I’m confident Regenerate

back into the area, through a

Christchurch’s vision wi l a low

series of interco nected public

this to ha pen.”

spaces.

City counci lor Deon Swi gs

The vision for Square also

said it would n ed to work

includes Cathedral Gardens

around other developments

with tr and water features,

such as Turanga, the Spark

Post Office Place with events

building, Aotea Gifts and the

and m eting spaces, and Library

restoration of Christ Church

Plaza with other people-friendly

Cathedral.

areas.

“We’ve go to l ok at what is

Former mayor Ga ry M ore

ha pening, what’s in the vision

said the plan was “bri liant”

and what can we deliver.”

while developer Ernest Duval

City counci lor Jamie Gough

was not fu sed by the pavilions. city council and stakeholders to be n eded.

think of the central city as said it was g od starting

The next step is for a delivery determine what could be done, Mayor Lia ne Dalziel said destination and residential point.

strategy to be developed with the when, and what funding would the vision would hel people neighbourh od.

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• By Bridget Rutherford

POLICE HAVE found two bank

account numbers in their hunt

for a con man who falsely said

gangs would hur their families if

people didn’t pay up.

Senior Constable Wayne

Stapley said two of the victims

had been given two bank account

numbers to put money into.

Police had checked one, and

The Square: Is this the future?

A CONVICTED ki ler is back

behind bars after a spectacular

crash while a legedly fl eing

police.

John Oliver Jamieson’s Subaru

Forester crashed through the

Rolleston dog park fence on

Saturday.

A spear-like fence post

smashed through the window

screen na rowly mi sing a

woman in the pa senger seat.

Miraculously Jamieson and the

He had earlier b en recorded

driving at 180km/h on State

Highway 1.

A cut-down rifle was later

found by police in the vehicle.

Startle dog walker said

Jamieson ran a short distance

from the vehicle before stopping

to s e if the woman in the vehicle

okay.

Police a rived s on after and

he was a prehended.

Jamieson was one of six men

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“He swears black and blue it

Senior Constable Stapley would wasn’t him and he doesn’t have

not comment on wha the investigation

into the first account more,” he said.

the cell phone numbers any-

number revealed.

“We have to find out where

He said two phone numbers, these phones are and tie them up

connected to the same person, with the bank accounts.”

led police to a suspect who had Police have received 21 complaints

from Christchurch people

been interviewed and denied any

involvement.

targeted by the sinister scam.

The Star understands a teen-

It involved phone calls and

FINALLY THE sun is shining

on Christchurch Hospital

patients and visitors after a

year-long campaign by

The Star.

The Canterbury District

Health Board has agreed to

move its park and ride service

from the appalling flood prone

Deans Ave site to the city

council’s 805-space Lichfield St

car park on July 2.

Since last winter, The Star has

ben hammering the Ministry

of Health, CDHB and more

recently the new Government

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caller is from the Mongrel Mob, Last month, Canterbury

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One victim was told to pay Newbold told The Star gangs

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impersonated.

his house down and harm his

family. The con man says they Senior Constable Stapley said

are watching the victims’ families none of the people who had gone

and elderly parents.

to the police had paid over any

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about it.

Said The Star editor in chief

Barry Clarke: “We’ve been

relentless in our determination

to get something done about it.

Finally, it’s happened.

“Our campaign prompted

Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson to

HAPPY: Park and ride

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the service from

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St car park was a

good move and would

avoid people waiting

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rain, like in April last

year (inset).

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star the ball rolling with

her political colleagues in

March after the previous

Government did nothing.

The district health board

and the Ministry of Health

constantly passed the blame

on each other.

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A CANTERBURY University law

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go overseas on a study-related trip.

Bu the university’s dean of

law Ursula Cheer is refusing to

discuss the matter.

“I can’t comment

about any

of this because

of confidentiality

and privacy,” she

told The Star

yesterday.

The Star has

learned a female

student has laid

a complaint abou the accused

being allowed to go on the trip.

It is understood it is no the

same person who has laid the

sexual assault complain to the

police.

The Star has been told it is a

rape investigation.

The Star sent a number of questions

to Canterbury University

yesterday but none would be answered.

Said Canterbury University

spokeswoman Margaret Agnew:

“UC cannot respond to allegations

that are before the police.”

She referred the questions

back to Dr Cheer. Her phone was

turned off.

Police would also not comment

on the matter.

The overseas trip involves

both male and female law students.

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Law student under sex investigation stays home

• By Sophie Cornish

A CANTERBURY University

law student accused of sexual

assault has not travelled to

Australia as planned for a

conference.

The Star revealed two weeks

ago the student was being

allowed to travel to the law

conference, even though he was

• By Bridget Rutherford

A RURAL Canterbury rugby

club will feature in a global

social media campaign for one of

the world’s largest watch brands.

Rugby legend Dan Carter will

turn back time today and kick

goals at the Southbridge Rugby

Club – where his career began –

during a promotion session for

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer.

There will also be filming

at Carter’s parents

Neville and Bev’s

Southbridge home and

in the central city.

The two-time Rugby

World Cup winning

first-five and TAG

Heuer ambassador will

also visit Southbridge

School before heading

to Auckland later

today.

His manager Dean

Hegan said it was for

TAG Heuer’s social

media promotion.

Carter has returned to New

Zealand with wife, Honor, and

sons Marco and Fox after three

years with French club Racing

92.

His family will set up in Auckland,

and Carter will move to Japan

to start a two-year contract

with the Kobelco Steelers.

Neville Carter said it was a

under investigation by police.

The conference is this

week. Last week, Australian

Law Students’ Association

president Gerogia Mullen told

The Star the student was now

not attending. She would not

comment further.

Canterbury University

chiefs have refused to answer

any questions from The Star,

flying visit as his son was only in

New Zealand for about a week.

“I haven’t seen him for a yearand-a-half,

it will be exciting

indeed to catch up with him,” he

said.

The first thing he will do

when he gets here, dare I say,

will be to open the fridge and see

what’s in it as all boys do.”

The Southbridge club has produced

several players who went

on to international

success, including

Carter, former All

Black Alby Anderson

and former Black Fern

Kimberly Smith.

“I think it’s the way

they’ve been brought

up and their dedication

to succeed,”

Neville said.

Club president

Hamish Gilbert put it

down to “good country

living.”

He said it would be

good to showcase Southbridge to

the world in the promotion.

Southbridge School principal

Tamara Bell said the pupils were

very excited. A mihi whakatau

will be held, followed by a question

and answer session and

school tour, she said.

“We’re happy to welcome him

back to his old school.”

including if they knew there

had a been an allegation of

sexual assault against the

student.

A spokeswoman said the

questions needed to be referred

to the university’s dean of law,

Ursula Cheer.

Dr Cheer did not respond to

questions.

Two weeks ago she said: “I

can’t comment about any of

this because of confidentiality

and privacy.”

Police would also not

comment on the matter.

Sources have told The Star

a female laid a complaint

with the university about the

accused student being able

to go to the conference in

Australia.

Superstar Carter back home

to film for global promotion

LOCAL HERO: Dan

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Southbridge today for a

TAG Heuer promotion.

in brief

Hospital staff car

parks almost ready

Staff from Christchurch Hospital

will be able to start using the

temporary parking at the

metro sport facility site in the

coming weeks. There will be an

additional 170 secure car parks

available until August 2019,

with some available until March

2020. Lighting and fencing has

been installed at the Moorhouse

Ave site. Greater Christchurch

Regeneration Minister Megan

Woods said earthworks at the site

were ahead of schedule. •Woods’

Column, page 21

Talented new Botanic

Gardens director

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who helped set up the National

Botanic Gardens of Wales, will

take up the new position of

director of Botanic Gardens and

garden parks in the spring. In

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included Mr Bopp in a list of

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people – scientists, DJs, novelists,

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Talks start over

rising sea levels

•From page 1

“You don’t need a knee jerk

reaction from the Government

and council saying everyone

needs to leave and start blocking

people building here.”

“It’s 30, 50 or 100 years down

the track, there is time to plan,”

Mrs Burdekin said.

She said they were fed up with

how long it had taken, but happy

they could now move forward.

“We need to come up with

something that is both feasible

and protects the residents, the

suburb, the estuary and the ecology

of the area.”

It has been more than a year

since Southshore and South New

Brighton residents met with Regenerate

Christchurch pleading

for action on coastal erosion.

South New Brighton

Residents’ Association chairman

Hugo Kristinsson said they were

frustrated and felt unprotected.

“I do not feel safe where I am

at because everything that has

been done around there is temporary,”

he said.

The insurance companies

have already announced they are

not taking on new insurance on

particular area codes.”

He said this seemed to be another

delay. “We’ve seen glossy

pictures, we’ve seen all sorts of

plans, we’ve seen lines on maps.

But there’s never any budget.

There’s never any action planning.

I would be surprised if this

is in any way different.”

It comes as Government MPs

Ruth Dyson, Duncan Webb

and Poto Williams met with

Christchurch Coastal Residents’

United group members and

Coastal-Burwood Community

Board member Tim Sintes to

discuss the problems some

Southshore residents are facing

getting resource consents due to

the District Plan.

Regenerate Christchurch chief

executive Ivan Iafeta said this

would help develop options for

the areas that had 2000 households.

The regeneration strategy will

set out short, medium and longterm

options to consider the

future the area.

On Sunday a hub where

people will be able to go and find

out more information will open

at 82 Estuary Rd.

Shooting survivors plant trees

•From page 1

Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the

group wanted to plant native

trees to honour the 14 students

and three staff killed. The totara

was recommended as it was resilient

and prominent, Ms Dalziel

said.

She said it was the first time

trees will be planted in Christchurch

in

memory of

a localised

shooting

tragedy.

Ms Dalziel

said she

was looking

forward to

meeting

the group,

Delaney Tarr

attending

the tree

planting and

ACTION: Students mobilised after the Marjory Stoneman

Douglas High School shooting to reignite debate about

gun control laws.

speaking at the youth leadership

summit. She would also host an

informal dinner for them.

The Student Volunteer Army

was set up by Sam Johnson after

the September 2010 earthquake

and has continued to volunteer

since.

Ms Dalziel said it was a significant

visit because the group

wanted to engage with the SVA,

which had also played a significant

role following a tragedy.

“It says a lot that they have chosen

to visit Christchurch, which

is a credit to the calibre of our

young people.”

Cruz, 19, has been charged

with 17 counts of murder and

17 counts of attempted murder

and faces the death penalty if

convicted.

His defence has indicated he

would plead guilty if the death

penalty was taken off the table.

The group will also visit Wellington’s

Government House to

meet Governor-General Dame

Patsy Reddy.

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Wet weather breaks records

Think the past few

months have been

gloomier than usual?

You’re not wrong.

Bridget Rutherford

reports

IT’S OFFICIAL – the first

six months of the year have

been some of the wettest and

gloomiest on record.

The first half of the year has

been the third wettest recorded

in Christchurch in the past 50

years.

Between January and

Monday, 539.6mm of rain has

fallen, NIWA figures recorded at

Christchurch Airport show.

“Yes, it certainly has been an

unusually wet first six months of

the year,” NIWA meteorologist

Seth Carrier said.

He said in the past 50 years,

the wettest first six months of a

year was in 2014, when 579.7mm

of rain fell, followed by 561.4mm

in 1968.

“If you remove the 50-year

threshold, two more years would

surpass the total from 2018.

These are 1951 with 693.1mm

and 1945 with 549.8mm.”

Not only was last month the

city’s gloomiest June on record

with only 80.4 hours of sunlight,

GLOOMY: The first six months of the year have been the

third wettest on record, which won’t surprise Crusaders

fans who were pummelled with rain and hail at AMI

Stadium in April.

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the average rainfall was also

higher than the normal average

of 57.6mm. Mr Carrier said last

month 91.8mm of rain fell.

So far this year, there have

been 53 wet days, compared to

48 during the same period last

year, and 34 in 2016, he said.

“Not only has Christchurch

received much more total rain

than normal, but the number

of wet days is also substantially

higher than normal.”

Heavy rain has resulted in

flooding around the Heathcote

River several times and city

council-owned sports fields have

had to close because of soggy

conditions.

On April 21, Super Rugby

players and spectators experienced

the bad weather when

rain and hail pummelled the

city while the Crusaders beat the

Sunwolves at AMI Stadium.

It prompted renewed calls for

a covered multi-purpose arena.

Mr Carrier said there had

been a La Nina pattern, which

tended to result in more easterly

The wettest first

six months of a

year recorded at

Christchurch Airport:

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or northeasterly winds.

“This is an ideal setup for

rainfall to occur in the eastern

South Island, which is exactly

what we saw in Christchurch.”

Mr Carrier said the weather

pattern had now become ENSOneutral

– neither La Nina nor El

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Mixed

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RESULTS FROM public

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Cranford St and surrounding

areas show residents may be

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More than 400 submissions

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St area, once the Christchurch

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2020.

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Barbadoes Sts being split into

three sections.

About two-thirds of

submissions support the options

of clearways on Cranford St

between Innes Rd and Berwick

St.

A similar amount support

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Forfar and Warrington Sts

and Barbadoes and Warrington

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Making plans to look after our older

As the population ages,

so do drivers. Julia

Evans investigates what

we are doing to plan for

them

PLANS ARE being prepared

in a bid to be “proactive” about

the increasing number of older

drivers.

The Star reported that the city

council, New Zealand Transport

Agency, ACC, Canterbury police

and Christchurch Transport

Operations Centre had developed

a Road Safety Action Plan aiming

to reduce the number of crashes

resulting in death and injury.

While identifying “key risk”

factors, the plan also highlights a

“developing/emerging” risk that

needs to be planned for. That is

“safety for older road users (those

aged 75 years and older),” the

plan said.

It said police are developing a

“comprehensive strategy to effectively

engage with older drivers”

and will be running a stall at the

Positive Ageing Expo in September

in Christchurch.

Road policing operations

manager, Senior Sergeant Kelly

Larsen, said there is an ageing

population across New Zealand,

AGEING: Plans are being formulated to cater for the growing number of older drivers.

and so police are looking to be

“proactive” rather than “reactive.”

“We’re taking a prevention first

approach, there’s no point in being

the ambulance at the bottom

of the cliff,” she said.

Senior Sergeant Larsen said the

plan is letting older people know

what support and educational

services are available for older

drivers.

The plan is the development of

a multi-agency strategy involving

police, health, Age Concern, and

council. We are looking to identify

intervention points where we

can provide older drivers with

the information they need to

ensure they remain safe on our

roads,” Senior Sergeant Larsen

said.

She highlighted Age Concern’s

confident drivers course, but said

it was also as simple as having eye

and hearing tests.

“It’s just about making sure

FAST FACTS

•In the 12 months until

April, 1432 crashes

injured or killed people

over the age of 65.

•Compared to 6558

involving 15 to 34-yearolds,

and 4872 involving

35 to 64-year-olds.

•125,000 Cantabrians over

65 hold a driver licence.

•By 2031, a quarter of

Christchurch residents

will be 65 and older.

everyone is safe and competent

if they’re driving on our roads,”

she said.

“People may think police are

out with a punitive sanction and

we’re out to take people’s licences

but that’s not the case.”

Canterbury has more than

125,000 drivers over 65-years-old

who hold a driver licence.

Senior Sergeant Larsen said

police often made “prevention

call-outs” if it was necessary.

“If someone rings *555 to report

irregular driving behaviour

then we go out there and have a

prevention conversation. Older

drivers do tend to feature as a significant

part of those,” she said.

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drivers

“As a community, we don’t

want to see older people in

crashes. Sometimes it’s a hard

conversation for families to have

if they think their relative needs

help and it’s easier to get someone

else to say it.”

The draft strategy has been

completed and police are in the

process of seeking feedback from

relevant stakeholders before it is

made public.

Age Concern Canterbury chief

executive Simon Templeton said

it is always working with police

on new strategies to support

older drivers.

“At the moment, with the ageing

population, it’s a particular

concern,” he said.

Mr Templeton said people

are driving a lot older than they

used to, which is a very good

thing.

“Older people are continuing

to drive and it’s great for their

freedom and being social. When

they stop driving because they

can’t, it’s a risk for them becoming

less social and isolated,” he

said.

But Mr Templeton said road

safety is a joint responsibility

and there was a lot of support

available.

Tess takes it ‘nice and steadily’

AFTER 60 years behind the

wheel, grandmother Tess Hall’s

driving record is spotless.

Well, apart from one speeding

ticket she got more than 40

years ago.

“I definitely don’t zoom

anywhere anymore. I just take

it nice and steadily,” Mrs Hall

said.

Whether it be to the shops,

the doctor or to visit friends and

family, she hops in the car and

heads off.

“I’m not scared of driving, I’m

just very aware when I do,” Mrs

Hall said.

She said sometimes driving

down Marine Pde “impatient”

drivers tailgate her.

“I just pull over and let them

go past, just let them get on with

it,” she said.

“If the speed limit is 70km/h,

I drive 70km/h, if its 60km/h, I

drive 60km/h and if its 50km/h,

I drive 50km/h. No faster, just

what makes me comfortable.”

But Mrs Hall said she doesn’t

take her ability to drive for

granted.

“I take it year by year. I’m very

aware that in another year’s

time things might be different

but I know my options if that

CAREFUL: Tess Hall, 80, says she doesn’t take her ability to drive for granted.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

happens,” Mrs Hall said.

She said she often catches the

bus into town, which is free with

her SuperGold card.

“I’ve got friends who have

driven well into their 90s. It’s

just important that you’re aware

of your options and it’s awful if

it’s forced upon you. It’s about

having freedom for a lot of people,”

Mrs Hall said.

She said older drivers should

be prepared and they should

know what support options are

available, which is why the road

safety plan was important.

“I think it’s a very good

thing, anything anyone does to

help is a good thing, it makes

older people aware of the

things that could happen

to them before their whole

independence is taken away,”

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Maoridom recognised in board names

• By Bridget Rutherford

COMMUNITY BOARDS now

have Māori names to reflect

an increased awareness of the

language and culture.

The seven community boards

have been given names, which

are to be added at the front of the

current English ones. They also

feature in their agendas.

“Ngāi Tahu relationship team

have created the following names

that reflects

the wants of

the rūnanga,

and the desire

to keep a

Māori worldview

towards

naming each

Mike Mora

community

board,” a city

council spokeswoman said.

She said there had been an

increase in awareness of te ao

Māori (Māori worldview) by

community board members and

city council staff.

Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū/

Banks Peninsula Community

Board means the storehouse of

Rākaihāutu. Rākaihāutu was

one of the founding ancestors of

Waitaha, an older South Island

tribe, and explored the South

Island’s mountains.

Lincoln University has a

sculpture by Chris Booth made

with stones commemorating his

exploits.

The rest of the boards’ new

names begin with Wai, which

means waters.

The Coastal-Burwood Community

Board’s new additional

name is Waitai. Tai means shore.

Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board’s is Waikura

– wai for waters and kura for

leader.

Spreydon-Cashmere Community

Board has Waihoro. Horo

means rush or landslip.

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood’s

is Waimāero, which

translates to waters and springs.

Papanui-Innes was given Waipapa.

Wai for waters and papa

for land and space.

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board was originally

given Wainui, which meant

waters and large and vast. But

the board later requested it be

changed to Waipuna.

Chairman Mike Mora said

he was concerned there could

be confusion with Wainui in

HISTORY:

A sculpture

at Lincoln

University that

commemorates

Rākaihāutu’s

exploits.

Akaroa Harbour and respectfully

asked if it could be changed.

He said Waipuna related to the

various springs and wells in the

ward, which also had the headwaters

of three rivers, the Avon,

Heathcote and Halswell.

“I personally think it’s a name

that I hope our board will accept

gratefully.”

The spokeswoman said the

names did not cost anything to

implement.

She said they joined a raft of

other initiatives by the city council

to increase awareness and use

of the language and culture.

The city council offered four

courses for its staff.

Reo 101 taught the language

and pronunciation while the

Treaty of Waitangi course looked

at the history of the treaty and

Māori and Pakeha relationships.

Ngai Tahu 101 looked at the

history of the iwi, and Māori

101 taught basic tikanga and

protocols.

The spokeswoman said the city

council also promoted participation

of Matariki and Māori

Language Week.

Environment Canterbury

has also given its proposed new

wards for next year’s local body

elections Maori names to reflect

the characteristics of each area.

North Canterbury-Ōpukepuke

means area of rolling hills,

Mid-Canterbury-Ōpākihi is

area of flat plains, and South

Canterbury-Ōtuhituhi means

area of rock drawings.

North Christchurch-Ōrei

means area of wetlands while

West Christchurch-Ōpuna

is area of springs. Central

Christchurch-Ōhoko reflects

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Christchurch-Ōwhanga translates

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Fire rages, homes at risk

The face of a Crips gangster

THE GLARE: Crips gang member Adam Robert

Gempton in court last week, and Mel Gibson from the

movie Braveheart.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

PEOPLE IN the district court

could have been forgiven for

thinking they were on the set of

Braveheart last week.

Standing in the dock was Adam

Robert Gempton, 29, a Crips gang

member and convicted killer, who

was being sentenced for his part in

a prison bashing.

In a brutal 25sec attack on

January 16, captured on security

cameras at Christchurch Men’s

Prison, Gempton and fellow gang

member, Resham Toa Blake-

Faatafa, sidled up to their victim

in the exercise yard.

They started attacking him

when three other Crips – Joseph

Regan Andy Epiha, Charles John

Tawha and Riapo Piripi Tipene

– jumped in with a flurry of

punches. The victim was kneed as

he fell to the ground and prison

guards rushed in.

Gempton, Tawha, Tipene and

Blake-Faatafa appeared from

custody in shackles, offering gang

signs to supporters in the public

gallery. Epiha appeared via audio

visual link from Otago Corrections

Facility where he had been

transferred.

Gempton, 29, is serving a life

sentence with a non-parole term

of 10 years after stabbing Timothy

Constable to death in a brawl outside

a Christchurch home in 2009.

He has found “brotherhood” in

prison with the Neighbourhood

Crips (NHC) gang, the court was

told.

It started after the victim, who

refused medical treatment and declined

to lay a complaint, allegedly

breached the Crips’ rules, Judge

David Saunders said today.

A fortnight later, Gempton

stabbed another inmate in the

Adam’s apple with a shank comprised

of a bent nail embedded in

some melted plastic.

His defence counsel Kerry Cook

said Gempton’s NHC affiliations

were behind both assaults. Gempton

got an extra two years, six

months which may affect future

Parole Board applications.

Tipene, who is in prison for

bashing a Christchurch bus driver,

and Blake-Faatafa, jailed for a

vicious meth-hazed stomping of a

Christchurch pensioner, were both

given an extra 16 months on their

sentences.

Tawha, also sentenced for a

breach of release conditions

receiving a $30,000 stolen Lexus,

had an additional 26 months

added. Epiha, a 30-year-old with a

history of violence, got an extra 14

months.

Judge Saunders suggested he

takes a look at a carving inside

Christchurch prison’s parole room,

which was created by a former

“lifer” inmate. After eight years

of misconducts behind bars, the

long-serving prisoner and talented

artist realised he needed to change

his views on life and so carved the

inspirational sculpture.

Judge Saunders urged Gempton

to take a look at the carving when

he gets the chance, as it shows that

people can turn their lives around.

The former lifer is now “making

a good living for himself on the

outside”.

Gempton and the others threw

gang signs and shouted to supporters

as they were being led back

into custody.

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Fire rages, homes at risk

The Subs become the real deal

• By Julia Evans

THEY’RE CALLED The Subs

because the band is made up of

“bench warmers” from Run77 –

the winner of last year’s regional

Smokefreerockquest final.

Now The Subs have graduated

from the sideline and, in their

debut Rockquest final, they

stripped Run77 – their Christ’s

College counterparts – of the

title on Friday night at The

Foundry.

“When I heard second and

third place read out, my heart

sank – I thought Run77 would

win . . . I thought we hadn’t

made it,” vocalist, rhythm

guitarist and song-writer Jono

Stewart said.

“It was unreal, though, it

hasn’t really sunk in yet.” But

Jono did admit the rivalry was a

“bit of a joke” between the bands

– they’re actually good friends.

The Subs are a college poprock

band made up of Jono, Zac

Matson on bass, Humphrey Bullen

playing lead guitar, Matias

Biraben-Clough on drums and

Max Toth playing keyboard and

synth.

They entered the Smokefreerockquest

last year, but didn’t

even make it through the heats.

“We were heinous when we

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Merlinco, second, Middleton

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Household, third, St

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Christchurch Girls’ High

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•Solo/duo section: Nina

Noble, first, Cashmere

High School; PJ and Evile,

first started playing. Really not

good. But in the last year we really

kicked off,” Jono said.

Jono said The Subs write songs

Canterbury Smokefreerockquest results:

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•Smokefree tangata beats

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•ZM people’s choice:

Better than Bacon, Hagley

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Burnside High and Shirley

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•Smokefree best vocals:

Billie Pine, Portland,

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Some of his greatest inspiration

comes from his uncle, James

Reid, lead singer of Kiwi pop

rock band The Feelers.

“He gives me a lot of tips and

tricks; that kind of thing is pretty

cool,” Jono said.

•MAINZ musicianship:

Kayne Child (guitar),

Better than Bacon, Hagley

Community College.

•Best song: Run77, Christ’s

College.

•Fatboy style award:

Black Wired, St Andrew’s

College.

•APRA lyric writers’ award:

Nat Hutton, Household, St

Margaret’s College.

MUSOS: Max Toth,

Humphrey Bullen,

Jono Stewart, Zac

Matson and Matias

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The Subs’ musical style is

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Jono said. “By the end of the set,

my face had gone fully red and

I was just about to pass out,” he

said.

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UPGRADES: QE II Drive is set to

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QE II Drive getting safety

barriers to stop crashes

• By Julia Evans

SAFETY BARRIERS will

be installed along QE

II Drive in a bid to stop

crashes.

A $3.9 million New

Zealand Transport Agency

safety upgrade, including

roadside and median safety

barriers and improved road

markings, is planned for

the stretch between Innes

and Burwood Rds.

The wire cables flex to

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crash, slow the vehicle

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from oncoming traffic,

trees, pot holes or ditches.

The cables have been

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markings will be easier

for motorists to see in wet

weather and at night.

From 2006 to 2015, one

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were seriously injured on

the stretch of road, NZTA

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Connors said.

An elderly woman died

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RESEARCHERS in

Canterbury are set to

uncover the impact the

Airbnb accommodation

phenomenon has had

on the region’s tourism

industry.

Canterbury University

and ChristchurchNZ will

look into the economic,

social and environmental

impact of Airbnb in Canterbury.

It comes after the city

council staff report last

month delved into whether

there should be new rates

rules for short-term accommodation

providers.

The report raised concerns

over an “unequal

playing field” between formal

accommodation providers

and providers like

Airbnb and Bookabach.

It reported that such

services had experienced a

surge of use.

ChristchurchNZ said its

research showed the total

number of Airbnb accommodation

units in the city

almost doubled in the 12

months to September 2017,

rising from 1158 to 2035.

But that “rapid rise” has

“stabilised” as per

last April, said a ChristchurchNZ

spokeswoman.

The mean number of

available Airbnb units in

Christchurch and Banks

Peninsula now stands

at around 2400, said the

spokeswoman.

Canterbury University

Associate Professor Girish

Prayag and Associate Professor

Lucie Ozanne said

the research will allow the

regional tourism industry

to devise and implement a

clear response strategy to

peer-to-peer accommodation.

The findings will be

meaningful for policy

makers at the regional and

local council levels but

also can serve as learning

cases for other regions in

New Zealand,” Associate

completed during the

new financial year,

2018/19.”

Mr Connors said NZTA

is working to ensure the

project co-ordinates with

the Northern Corridor

project, which connects to

the route.

A project report

said: “New residential

developments nearby and

the opening of Avonside

Girls’ High and Shirley

Boys’ High in early 2019

mean this road can only get

busier.”

It is part of a nationwide

NZTA plan, which has

pumped $600 million into

improving safety on roads

around the country.

Airbnb impact on Canty studied

Professor Prayag said.

ChristchurchNZ senior

economist Peter Fieger said

the research is expected to

give further insights into

the booming peer-to-peer

accommodation sector.

“From a tourism industry

perspective, there’s a

clear need to better understand

the phenomenon of

peer-to-peer accommodation,

and in particular

Airbnb, as the landscape

of the formal accommodation

market changes in the

South Island.”

UC researchers will

interview Canterbury

Airbnb hosts and other

interested stakeholders,

while ChristchurchNZ

will analyse data for

Canterbury and nine

other regions around the

country and map it with

formal accommodation

information.

The research is expected

to be completed in December.

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Thursday July 5 2018

News

Level

crossings

incorrectly

marked

• By Anan Zaki

AN AUDIT of level crossings

across the city has found a

number of them have the wrong

road markings.

Sixteen of the 42 level crossings

around the city were incorrectly

marked. A level crossing is

an intersection where a railway

line crosses a road at the same

level.

There were incorrectly marked

crossings in Middleton, Wigram,

Islington, Templeton, Strowan,

Hillsborough, Ferrymead, Kainga,

Belfast, Redwood, Northcote

and Papanui.

City council transport operations

manager Steffan Thomas

said the city council did not

know why the crossings were

incorrectly marked, nor were

there plans to investigate why

the mistakes were made.

The correct markings are a

solid yellow line to the left of the

white centre line to indicate that

motorists should not overtake

approaching the level crossing.”

• By Bridget Rutherford

A HERITAGE group is

concerned the proposed

pavilions for the Square would

“significantly detract” from the

nearby Christ Church Cathedral.

Last month Regenerate

Christchurch released its

long-term vision for Cathedral

Square, aimed at bringing people

back to the area through a series

of interconnected public spaces.

It included three covered

pavilions, which would have

a “lattice-style” translucent

roof, that could host markets and

other events.

But the Christchurch Civic

Trust says the large pavilions

would take the focus away from

the Christ Church Cathedral,

which will take about 10 years to

restore.

Trust acting chairman Ross

Gray said while the trust liked

some aspects of the vision, the

large pavilions would “significantly

detract” from the Cathedral

and compete with it being

so close.

He said the trust was calling

for the pavilions to be moved to

a “more sympathetic” location

outside of Cathedral Square

where they could be fully appreciated.

“It’s not the thing itself we’re

objecting to, it’s where it’s

placed,” Mr Gray said.

Instead, the trust has suggested

a series of free-standing

arcades or cloisters could be

installed around the Square.

Mr Gray said they would provide

shelter and social spaces.

The cloisters, designed by trust

member and design consultant

David Thornley, are similar to

those in Europe and look like

the structures at the entrance of

Christ’s College.

Last week, Minister for Greater

Christchurch Regeneration

Megan Woods announced the

clean up of the Cathedral site

would begin at the end of this

month.

The $60-$80 million vision

for the Square also includes the

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Pavilion plan clashes with Cathedral

Fire rages, homes at risk

TOO BIG: The

Christchurch

Civic Trust says

the pavilions

proposed for

the Square

would

compete with

Christ Church

Cathedral once

it is rebuilt.

Cathedral Gardens with trees

and water features, Post Office

Place with events and meeting

spaces, and Library Plaza with

other people-friendly areas.

Mr Gray said the trust liked

the patterned paving proposed

for the Square and the fact the

cenotaph remained where it is

in the vision. A delivery strategy

will now be developed to determine

what in the vision could be

done and when, and what funding

would be needed.

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you think the pavilions

would detract from the

Christ Church Cathedral?

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Thursday July 5 2018

News

Local

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Now

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Fire rages, homes at risk

Gardens to be

lit up year later

than planned

• By Bridget Rutherford

PART OF the Botanic Gardens

will be lit up permanently from

next year with a new lighting

display, more than a year later

than was originally expected.

The $900,000 display, designed

by the team behind the Sydney

Opera House and London’s

Coventry Cathedral lighting,

will be put in at the Armstrong

Lawn.

Using some of the current

characteristics of the gardens, the

display will keep with the botanic

theme. The cabling for the project

would be laid in spring, with

the lighting to be switched on in

April. Originally it was meant to

have been completed last year.

But city council head of parks

Andrew Rutledge said the time

frames were extended because of

the construction of the bespoke

light fittings.

The lighting will be separate

from the Botanic D’Lights, which

takes place every two years in

the gardens showcasing New

Zealand’s leading lighting artists

and designers. This year’s event

will be held from August 8-12 and

will be expanded to include the

Arts Centre for the first time.

Winners for lollies game slammed

• By Charlotte Carter

PROBLEM gambling and

addiction experts say a

racecourse game for children to

pick winners in return for lollies

is a bad practice and should be

stopped.

The promotion, known as the

‘kiddie pick’, involves a child

choosing three horses they think

might win a race. If a horse

comes in, the child receives

lollies or chocolate as a prize.

At least two Canterbury racing

clubs offer the kiddie pick – the

Banks Peninsula Racing Club

and the Rangiora Racing Harness

Club. The clubs say the promotion

is simply entertainment

and had been running for years.

But those in the problem

gambling field say the game

could encourage youngsters to

take an interest in betting – and

racing bosses have urged the

clubs offering kiddie picks to

“reconsider.”

NZ Racing company secretary

James Dunne said: “The kiddie

pick is something that they

would discourage and we would

expect thoroughbred racing

clubs to reconsider these sorts of

promotions in the future.

“Our view is that there are better

ways to engage children and

families in the fun and excitement

of thoroughbred racing on

race day.”

Problem Gambling Foundation

communications director

Andre Freud said that the kiddie

picks could be a gateway into

gambling.

“It’s almost grooming in many

ways, because even though

they’re doing this as a fun activity,

it’s introducing them to the

whole thing of reward, picking a

jockey on a horse and watching

it race and wanting it to win

and then getting a reward,” Mr

Freud said.

Mr Freud said it comes down

to protecting children from

adult behaviours until they’re

ready to make adult decisions.

National Addiction

Centre director and clinical

psychologist Simon Adamson

also had concerns about the

promotion.

“It’s explicitly targeting children,

you know they’re going to

be interested when sweets are

involved and it’s actually quite

cynical to be playing up to something

that they (the clubs) should

be discouraging rather than

actively encouraging,” he said.

Rangiora club secretary Greg

Wright said the kiddie pick was

offered at each of its race meetings.

Parents could pick up a kiddie

pick entry form when they

collected their race book, Mr

Wright said.

The parents can decide if

they want to pick any numbers,

have the worker in the booth

pick the numbers, or allow the

child to pick,” Mr Wright said.

Banks Peninsula club secretary

Gareth Murfitt said the

club offered a kiddie pick at its

annual country race meeting

and had done so for more than

30 years.

“This has been a very popular

offering among the children’s

entertainment, with many

parents coming into the office to

find out if we have one operating

and where it is located,” Mr

Murfitt said.

He did not believe the kiddie

pick encouraged underage

gambling.

Both Mr Murfitt and Mr

Wright said their clubs offered

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At retirement villages across the

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Residents at Bupa Retirement

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In Rangiora, residents at the Ballarat

Village started off with a tomato

growing competition. After some

serious judging, the tomatoes were

used to make delicious tomato relish

and gifted to each residents who

cared for the tomato plants.

Andrea Allott, the Ballarat Village

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my residents.” Bupa Ballarat won

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Residents tend to their own roses,

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I encourage their passion to continue

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wealth of knowledge is an integral

part of how we keep beautifying

our gardens and their own personal

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them in the running for next year’s

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Thursday July 5 2018 19

News

Big names booked

for next year’s

Selwyn Sounds

SOFT ROCK paragons the Little

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Selwyn Sounds music festival at

Lincoln in March.

Dubbed by Eagles founding

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the “best singing band in the

world,” their playlist includes

vintage classics like Cool Change,

Lonesome Loser and Take it Easy

on Me.

Now into its third year, Selwyn

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More than 7000 attended the

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year.

For its third incarnation, Leo

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Former 80s pop wonderboy,

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also includes one of Australian

rock music’s most enduring

artists Ross Wilson, who

continues to win acclaim both

as a solo performer and as

songwriter of popular classics

such as Eagle Rock and A Touch

of Paradise.

Legendary Kiwi music makers

Midge Marsden and Peter Urlich

are guaranteed to entertain the

crowds.

And hits like Gutter Black,

Blue Lady and Walking in the

Light will be belted out by a

‘who’s who’ of the New Zealand

music scene known as The Golden

Kiwis, which includes Harry

Lyon from Hello Sailor and

Rikki Morris from Crocodiles.

Selwyn Sounds promoter

David Parlane said it was the

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Opinion

Hospital parks on track

WHEN THE Government

announced we’d got the

long-delayed metro sports

facility back on track earlier

in the year, one of the positive

side effects was creating new

space for car parking near the

hospital.

With the land for the metro

sports facility acquired, we

now have space to add large

numbers of new car parks for

hospital staff on the site while

construction is going ahead.

I’m pleased to be able to

announce that the earthworks

needed to prepare the site for

parking have been completed

ahead of schedule. The

Canterbury District Health

Board is now in the process

of contacting staff on their

car parking waiting list and

getting the car park up and

running.

This will make a big

difference to hardworking

health professionals at the

site. And, combined with the

new park and ride service, it

will help take pressure off the

car parking situation at the

hospital.

The CDHB tells me these

parks will allow them to clear

the majority of their waiting

list for staff car parks.

These temporary parks are

expected to be available until

August 2019 – with some

available until March 2020.

Politics

Megan Woods

MAP: Additional car parks are being created for hospital

staff, as highlighted in blue on the map, at the metro

sports facility site on St Asaph St. ​

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Greater Christchurch

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Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

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LATER THIS month a group

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Stoneman Douglas High School

in Parkland, Florida, will arrive in

Christchurch.

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experienced the devastating

shooting earlier this year when

17 of their fellow students and

teachers were killed.

The survivors have stepped into

leadership positions and become

advocates for change in their

country. The response by young

people across the United States has

been incredibly powerful.

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young people, many of whom will

be voting for the first time this

year, have become aware that if

they are to influence change they

need to stand up and be counted.

They have connected with our

own Student Volunteer Army,

through our honorary consul in

Florida, Nancy Gilbert, wife of

former ambassador Mark Gilbert.

They have organised a very full

programme, however, there are

three highlights for me. First,

they will start their city tour at

the memorial to 9/11, a tragedy

of unspeakable proportions, the

consequences of which continue

to reverberate around the world

today.

Second, they will visit the

gardens at Halswell Quarry

Park and plant 17 totara trees in

memory of those who were killed

at their school. Located alongside

our sister city gardens and

citizenship plantings, it will create

a special connection between us

and our shared experience of loss.

And finally, they will join the

Student Volunteer Army at a

leadership forum at Canterbury

University. Together they

exemplify what can happen

when young people in the wake

of disaster are determined to

redefine their future and control

their destiny. #NeverAgain

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mayor@ccc.govt.nz.

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The Star CELEBRATING 150 YEARS 1868 – 2018

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SOUVENIR

LIFT OUT

Connecting Christchurch for 150 years

1868 – 2018


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CELEBRATING 150 YEARS 1868 – 2018

Connecting Christchurch

for 150 years

The Star

Steve McCaughan

General Manager, Star Media

To be at the helm of our company when The

Star celebrates its 150th year of publishing

in Christchurch is a very special privilege.

Since 1868 The Star newspaper has been

connecting generations of Cantabrians

and in that time has remained faithful to

its guiding principles established 150 years

ago, which are:

• To instruct and entertain our readers

• To report honestly and with

impartiality

• To fight the battle for our public

• To prefer the interests of the many over the few

While the operational logistics of our newspaper may have changed,

our core values remain the same.

I would like to acknowledge all our past and present staff for all their

efforts and service given to The Star newspaper.

Looking back on our past issues, I am proud of what we have achieved

to connect, inform and entertain Cantabrians through times of adversity,

crisis and celebration.

Today The Star is locally owned and the largest circulating free

newspaper in NZ, enjoying a massive readership every issue.

I would like to thank my team, our advertisers and readers in helping

us achieve this.

Lianne Dalziel

Christchurch Mayor

Congratulations on your 150th anniversary.

The Star in all its forms has been a part of the

Christchurch community since 1868. It has also

been a great source of local news, with sports

being right up there, and that is still true today.

Anniversaries can bring back a flood of

memories and this one is no exception. I don’t know if I’ve got the

order right, but I remember the children’s page and the colouring-in

competition. It must have been great for parents that their children had

something to do every week. There were prizes (I don’t think I ever won

anything) and I seem to recall a link with Aunt Haysl, of Hay’s Roof

fame.

I also remember as a kid, vying with my older brother to be the

one who biked down on a Saturday afternoon to get the Star Sports –

whoever went was allowed to spend the change – so that usually meant a

lolly mix.

And I remember when the white metal tube, emblazoned with the

words The Christchurch Star, was installed at our gate. It was such a

great way of ensuring that the evening newspaper did not get wet.

Happy 150th and here’s to the next 150 years.

Star Media’s management team (from front left), Charlotte

Smulders, Nick Smith (board chairman), Steve McCaughan, Andrea

Hollman, (second row) Barry Clarke, Kate Preece, Philip Austin,

Neil Baker and Shane Victor, and the staff at the Lincoln Rd office.

The 150th liftout was compiled by Barry Clarke

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PROMINENT Cantabrians

have given a mixed response to

the po sible futuristic l ok of

Cathedral Square.

Plans for wha the Square

could look like were released

by Regenerate Christchurch

yesterday after seven years of

debate and controversy over the

slow progre s of the rebuild.

It includes thr e covered

pavilions, which would have

a “la tice-style” translucent

r of, which could host markets

and other events.

Female

pa senger

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• By Ba ry Clarke and Emily

O’Co ne l

FUTURISTIC: Plans released yesterday sho what Cathedral Square could ok like.

The long-term vision, which is

estimated to cost betw en $60-

$80 mi lion, aims to bring people

back into the area, through a

series of interco nected public

spaces.

The vision for Square also

includes Cathedral Gardens

with tr and water features,

Post Office Place with events

and m eting spaces, and Library

Plaza with other people-friendly

areas.

Former mayor Garry Moore

said the plan was “bri liant”

while developer Ernest Duval

was not fu sed by the pavilions. city council and stakeholders to

The next step is for a delivery determine what could be done,

strategy to be developed with the when, and what funding would

woman were unhurt.

Lia ne Dalziel Garry Moore Jamie Gough Vicki Buck

be n eded.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel said

the vision would hel people

found guilty of the manslaughter on bail for other charges a the stomped on in a Timaru str et.

of Timaru Wayne Ke ry time of the a tack on Mr Bray. Mr Bray walked past a

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this to ha pen.”

City counci lor Deon Swi gs

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“We’ve got to l ok at what is

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The Star CELEBRATING 150 YEARS 1868 – 2018

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Connecting Christchurch

for 150 years

Wow - What history!

Longtime sports reporter Nick Tolerton, now

retired, looks back on the The Star’s great history

FEW CHRISTCHURCH companies can boast they

were in business within weeks of the First Four Ships

anchoring in December 1850.

The Star can.

This year The Star celebrates its 150th birthday – but its

roots go further back.

A printing press and print workers came out on the

Charlotte Jane, and on January 11, 1851 the first issue of

the Lyttelton Times appeared – only three weeks after the

first pilgrim ship reached Lyttelton. And the Lyttelton

Times was to spawn a feisty, provocative child in the

form of The Star.

The owners of the Lyttelton Times, William Reeves,

W J W Hamilton, and T W Maude, decided to start an

evening newspaper in 1868 (May 14 was the first issue, of

four pages) – and it was an instant success.

A fortnight after our start Christchurch was created

a borough and elected its first mayor. And with the

opening of the Lyttelton railway tunnel, the museum, the

start of construction of the cathedral, the extension of

railways north and south, and the abolition of provincial

government, plus issues like the absence of proper drains

which led to annual outbreaks of typhoid, dysentery, and

other diseases in Christchurch, the fledgling paper did

not lack issues to tackle.

In its first year The Star was scrapping with its parent,

expressing misgivings about university scholarships that

The Times supported, in case they benefited only the

sons of the wealthy because of hidden extras.

The Lyttelton Times finally closed in 1935, but The

Star survived three major newspaper wars in the city and

continued to flourish. We are proud of having the longest

newspaper heritage in Canterbury.

Newspaper competition reached its

peak at the end of the 20s with The Times

and The Press (mornings) and The Star

and Sun (evenings) spoiling readers

for choice. In 1935 New Zealand

Newspapers, the owner of The Star,

the Christchurch Times (formerly

Lyttelton Times), and the Auckland

Star, closed the Times, purchased

the goodwill of the Sun, and

relaunched The Star as the Star-

Sun.

That title was retained until

we became The Christchurch

Star in 1958 – and our

telephonist for a long time still

got occasional callers wanting the

Star-Sun!

There have been more

changes of name. The Christchurch Star in

1958, Christchurch Star in 1970, The Star in 1980,

Christchurch Star again in 1989, and in 2005 a reversion

to The Star again. We’ve also moved – from Cathedral

Square to Kilmore St (where the convention centre now

stands) in 1958, and then to Tuam St, destroyed in the

February quake, with temporary lodgings at operation’s

manager Peter Grueber’s Burnside home, then the cricket

pavilions in Hagley Park, before settling in Venture Pl,

Middleton and since early 2017, 359 Lincoln Rd.

We’ve weathered changes of ownership, world wars

(more than 50 Star staff served in World War II), and

times of prosperity and depression. But through all those

changes one constant has been the paper’s eagerness to

fight for its community.

In the past we fought battle after battle to retain

open spaces for public use. If you admire Hagley Park,

remember that The Star successfully resisted several

attempts for the park to be used for other purposes.

Once it mustered 600 women for a sitin on the site of a

planned building in the park, to thwart the council.

Back in 1949 The Star was the first paper to object

to all-white rugby teams being selected to go to South

Africa, and it campaigned successfully to stop live-bird

shooting from traps and coursing.

Other community initiatives included introducing the

South Island secondary schools art exhibition in 1951,

and being the first newspaper in New Zealand with a

separate section for teenagers. But The Star has always

been a leader in the industry.

It was the first New Zealand paper to introduce

news to the front page instead of a dense front page of

classified ads (1917), the first to have back page sports

news, the first to use wire photos, and the first with RT in

the news cars. And when evening newspapers

went to the wall one after another, it’s been a

unique survivor in a new format as a twiceweekly

newspaper since November 1991.

In the daily paper days, evening papers

were invariably full of strong-willed and

exuberant characters in all departments in

contrast to their greyer

brethren of the morning papers, and The

Star was no exception. A book could

be written on just the personalities at

The Star over the years.

They worked hard and played

hard – the old New Albion Tavern

flourished for years on custom from

around the corner in Kilmore St.

But times change in the newspaper

world. It’s at least 25 years since

the last stand-up fist fight in the

newsroom. Although with newsrooms

overwhelmingly dominated by women now, perhaps it

could only be handbags.

Cops close in on con man

• By Bridget Rutherford

POLICE HAVE found two bank

account numbers in their hunt

for a con man who falsely said

gangs would hur their families if

people didn’t pay up.

Senior Constable Wayne

Stapley said two of the victims

had been given two bank account

numbers to put money into.

Police had checked one, and

The Square: Is this the future?

A CONVICTED ki ler is back

behind bars after a spectacular

crash while a legedly fl eing

police.

John Oliver Jamieson’s Subaru

Forester crashed through the

Ro leston dog park fence on

Saturday.

A spear-like fence post

smashed through the window

scr e na rowly mi sing a

woman in the pa senger seat.

Miraculously Jamieson and the

He had earlier b en recorded

driving at 180km/h on State

Highway 1.

A cut-down rifle was later

found by police in the vehicle.

Startle dog walker said

Jamieson ran a short distance

from the vehicle before stopping

to s e if the woman in the vehicle

okay.

Police a rived s on after and

he was a prehended.

Jamieson was one of six men

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“We have to find out where

He said two phone numbers, these phones are and tie them up

connected to the same person, with the bank accounts.”

led police to a suspect who had Police have received 21 complaints

from Christchurch people

been interviewed and denied any

involvement.

targeted by the sinister scam.

The Star understands a teen-

It involved phone calls and

FINALLY THE sun is shining

on Christchurch Hospital

patients and visitors after a

year-long campaign by

The Star.

The Canterbury District

Health Board has agreed to

move its park and ride service

from the appalling flood prone

Deans Ave site to the city

council’s 805-space Lichfield St

car park on July 2.

Since last winter, The Star has

ben hammering the Ministry

of Health, CDHB and more

recently the new Government

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Highway 61 or Black Power. University criminologist Greg

One victim was told to pay Newbold told The Star gangs

$1000 or Black Power would burn would be “filthy” if they were being

impersonated.

his house down and harm his

family. The con man says they Senior Constable Stapley said

are watching the victims’ families none of the people who had gone

and elderly parents.

to the police had paid over any

Senior Constable Stapley money.

would not comment on whether There have been no further

the perpetrator was actually reported cases.

Labour MPs to do something

about it.

Said The Star editor in chief

Barry Clarke: “We’ve been

relentless in our determination

to get something done about it.

Finally, it’s happened.

“Our campaign prompted

Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson to

HAPPY: Park and ride

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avoid people waiting

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year (inset).

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March after the previous

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The district health board

and the Ministry of Health

constantly passed the blame

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A CANTERBURY University law

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Bu the university’s dean of

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“I can’t comment

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The Star has

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a complaint abou the accused

being allowed to go on the trip.

It is understood it is no the

same person who has laid the

sexual assault complain to the

police.

The Star has been told it is a

rape investigation.

The Star sent a number of questions

to Canterbury University

yesterday but none would be answered.

Said Canterbury University

spokeswoman Margaret Agnew:

“UC cannot respond to allegations

that are before the police.”

She referred the questions

back to Dr Cheer. Her phone was

turned off.

Police would also not comment

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The overseas trip involves

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What a voyage

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“IS THAT the young man starting today?,” came the

voice from out of sight.

Relief. I was starting my first day on the job as a cadet

reporter, January 8, 1980, just out of high school.

Moments earlier I had deflated like a tyre. The nail was

Verna Thiele, the receptionist, tall and decisive.

“I haven’t been told this. Who are you again?. There’s

nothing here to say you are starting today,” she said to me

or something to that effect.

I’d been hired just before Christmas by Community

Newspapers manager Derek Laver, on the back of a

good memory from then Star sports reporter John

Crowley, who would go onto senior positions at The Star,

Greymouth Evening Star, New Zealand Press Association

and Fairfax.

Earlier in the year, Crowls had organised a visit to The

Star for me, then one of New Zealand’s best dailies and

stocked with great journalists I would later learn much

from.

He was mates with an uncle of mine, Gary Clarke, the

then Canterbury league

coach. I got a look at

the inner workings of

The Star on a Saturday

morning and on

Monday I went back to

school.

Fast forward several

months. I got a phone

call from Gary. Crowls

had told him there

was a reporter’s job

going at Community

Newspapers, which was

part of The Star. “Tell

your nephew to give

Derek Laver a call,” he

said.

Laver interviewed me.

I was in the sixth form, he lamented. But he’d give me a

chance.

“Go home and write me a report on your weekend’s

tennis match (I played tennis back in those days),” he

said.

About a week later, just before Christmas, I was

working at my school holiday at the Skellerup rubber

factory in Woolston. A phone call from home came

through. “Derek Laver wants you to call him urgently,”

my mum said.

Minutes later I was on with Laver: “You’ve got the job.

Start on January 8.”

Laver hadn’t told Verna I was starting. But the voice I

was hearing from around the corner was Tom Keown,

Trish Grant (left), Eve Flain, Ian Reddington, John

Crowley and Tony Ford at the New Albion.

the sub editor and unofficial editor.

He emerged, smile beaming: “I’m Tom Keown. Nice to

meet you Barry. Come on through.”

And so started the journalistic journey I am still on,

a voyage that has taken me to The Star, Weekend Star,

Auckland Sun, The Press, Sunday Star Times and back to

my ancestral media home, The Star.

The Star in Kilmore St during the early to mid-80s was

where I cut my teeth.

I learnt the workings of a newspaper with Community

Newspapers, which was tucked away in a separate office

in the Kilmore St complex. There were reporters Eve

Boyce and Verity Thorpe, and Julie Molloy, later to be

Dame Julie Christie, queen of reality TV. Gary Anderson

was the advertising manager, former NZ cricketer, sales

rep Roy Scott, became a great work colleague and Dave

Moore, later the long time Press motoring writer, was the

graphic artist.

Noel Ryde was one of the freelance photographers, who

I had a lot of time for. But it pained me just about every

shot was a firing squad

line-up; dozens of people

in each frame.

Ryde would tell me he

made his money by selling

the photos. Back then just

about every parent of a kid

in a photo would order

one.

The Star newsroom

on the second floor was

another world.

In the sports

department, Bill Mayston

led a crack team: Larry

Saunders, Geoff Longley,

Wayne Honeybone, Nick

Tolerton, Brian Cowley

and Mike Cockerill.

In racing Dave Cannan, Kevin Bell, Mike Grainger and

Warren Cawood were the best in the business.

Later Cannan would hold senior general news

positions on the Otago Daily Times, and was regarded as

one of the best in the game whether it be sport, racing or

general news.

On the general news floor, Crowley (who had moved

from sport), Gordon McBride and Bob Cotton ran the

reporters and news lists.

There were the great court reporters Keith Cronshaw

and Stan Rayner; the general news reporters included

current Press sports editor Tony Smith, music writer Rob

White, Sandra Stewart, David Clarkson, Bevan Rapson,

Jeff Field, Anna Price, Con Jackson, Cullen Smith,

Clarke in discussion with sports reporter Gordon

Findlater and subs Ross Kiddie and Mike Hansen.

Debbie Hannan and Neil Clarkson (brother of David).

Photographers Stu Menzies, John McCombe, Don Scott,

Derrick Tonkin and Bill Gamble and their boss Neville

Hawke.

On the subs and news editing area there were Ian

Reddington, Tony Brown, Brian Prebble, Graham

Ingram, Russell Fuller, Norm Gill, James Mackenzie,

Brian Thomas and Dermott Fitzpatrick to mention a few.

On embassy row, editor Mike Forbes and Warwick

Spicer were still there. There was also Phil Osborne,

David Gee and Jack McClenaghan.

Ingram and Brown would later tragically drown during

a tramping trip in the Upper Rakaia in March 1990.

Honeybone would be claimed at a young age by cancer,

and after he retired Saunders was hit by a vehicle and

killed while crossing the road. They were tragic times.

I soon started covering rugby league for the sports

department. Communities during the day, sport for the

daily at night and at the weekends.

Saturdays were spent in the Addington Showgrounds

(now AMI) press box, watching matches on the No 1 and

No 2 grounds simultaneously, straining your neck to see

who had scored in the corner, and getting consensus with

The Press league reporter John Coffey that we had the

correct player.

The typewriter would churn out individual pieces of

paper so the paragraphs could be switched by the sub

editors back at the newsroom.

A copy boy would pick up the first matches on his

motorbike; the late games would be phoned in to meet

deadline for the Weekend Star, or Star Sports as it had

been known.

A far cry from the technology of today.

Then one Saturday, photographer Martin Woodhall,

came into the press box. “Go and see Al Doney,” he said

quietly. Doney was Weekend Star editor. A fulltime

sports reporter position was being created.

Doney hired me, but gave me a piece of advice: “Make

sure you come in with a good story.”

I took that advice and sewed up the usually media shy

All Black Craig Green. Doney was happy.

Tony O’Brien was Doney’s No 2 and with Tony Ford

subbed the paper. Don ‘Scoop’ Grady and Colin Bryant

were the reporters and Woodhall, the photographer.

I would learn much from those experienced

campaigners. Grady, who I sat next to, was the master

The Kennedy conspiracy

The Star and its staff have been caught up in international incidents over the years

Preoccupation with the Christchurch Star connection

had existed since 1963 but intensified with the release in

1992 of Oliver Stone’s movie JFK, which put forward a

conspiracy view of the assassination. It used, as part of

its evidence, the front page of the Christchurch Star of

November 23, 1963.

There were claims the Star’s coverage contained

information which was pre-packaged by conspirators

prior to the assassination taking place, and distributed

in the United States and then sent out to New Zealand

very soon after the event. They say Lee Harvey Oswald’s

background was reported far too quickly and it must

have been a CIA-planted cover story.

An episode in the film features ‘Mr X’, identified by

Oliver Stone later as Air Force Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty

who served in the Pentagon and was shown being sent

out of the way to Antarctica by those who had planned

the assassination. Played by actor Donald Sutherland,

Mr X is seen supposedly buying a copy of the Star on the

morning of November 23 1963 at Christchurch Airport.

But for long time Star journalist Bob Cotton, who has

been interviewed many times, the theories are based

on inaccurate assumptions about the Star’s newspaper

production.

Cotton was a reporter at the paper at the time and can

recall clearly the events of November 1963.

Cotton says The Star was never published in the

morning during his time on the newspaper (from

1958). The JFK character Mr X is not even shown with a

genuine Christchurch Star newspaper. He buys a thinwidth

broadsheet whereas The Christchurch Star was

always produced as a full-width broadsheet.

Cotton said

the article on the

assassination was

pulled together

very quickly

using material

already available

on Oswald,

who had been

the focus of

much previous

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at tracking people down for a story. It didn’t matter how

many phone he calls he had to put in. And the further

away the location of the interview subject, the louder his

voice became for some reason.

O’Brien and Ford were masters of the tabloid game,

picking great angles out of stories other media had

missed and handing those on to me to chase. I watched

the way they put pages together and soaked up all of the

experience and knowledge.

Within weeks of starting Doney took early retirement.

O’Brien was appointed editor. James Mackenzie and later

Sue Cone were recruited from the daily’s subs bench.

The following year (1986) NZ News (owner of The

Star and other dailies around the country) despatched

me on the six-week Kiwis rugby league tour of Australia

and Papua New Guinea, covering it for the New Zealand

News group and the PNG leg for the New Zealand Press

Association.

I later heard Star managing editor Rick Swinard and

O’Brien had persuaded NZ News to get me on the tour

ahead of the Auckland Star’s man. It caused some

rumblings in the Queen City.

I travelled and lived with the Kiwis for those

six weeks, covering the on and off field action,

including a drunken policeman with a loaded

revolver in a bar in Goroka, a bus driver, also

intoxicated, who we had to stop and pull from

the wheel on a mountain pass and despatching a

drunken (Papuan) official from the Kiwis dressing

room after they had lost the second test in

controversial circumstances in Port Moresby.

There was of course the football to cover as well.

The following year, O’Brien was recruited to a

senior role on NZ News’ new morning daily, the

Auckland Sun. Winton Cassels, became the new

Weekend Star editor.

Several weeks later I got a phone call. “Come to

Auckland”.

If the Weekend Star had been great so was the

Sun. I was in the sports department with Richard

Becht, Trevor McKewen, Chris Rattue and

Wynne Gray, headed by sports editor Andrew

Sanders.

The paper’s editor was Peter Pace, a former

London Sun sports editor, and a man not to

be trifled with, as one general reporter found

when he failed to find a pregnant woman who

had collapsed at a concert (David Bowie from

memory).

When the phone smashed against the wall, no

one looked up for a considerable time.

In 1988 it came tumbling down. The stock

market crashed, the Auckland Sun closed and

I returned to Christchurch, spending eight

years on The Press, most of it as the crime and

emergency services reporter.

There was a trip to Bahrein to cover NZ’s

involvement in the first Gulf War, the Aramoana

massacre, the gang wars of the 1990s which included an

underworld war against the police, the closest NZ has

come to urban terrorism, in my view.

Don Grady

Al Doney

Tony O’Brien

Tom Keown

In 1994 Press editor David Wilson

said I was wanted to head up the

company’s South Island bureau of the

new INL paper, the Sunday Star Times.

That voyage lasted for 10 years until

late in 2003 when I bumped into

Martin Woodhall again, at a Christmas

function.

The Star is looking for an editor,”

he said. Bob Cotton, who ran the

newsroom was retiring.

By January 2004 I was in the hot seat.

The Star would become a conveyor

belt of good young journalists. There

was Amanda Legge, Rachel Tiffen,

Anna Leask and Joelle Dally amongst

others. Tiffen and Leask would later

make their presence felt on TV and

the NZ Herald respectively, and Dally

is now a senior news executive at The

Press. Young reporter Emma

Butt would later become a

senior sub editor in Auckland.

Experienced campaigners Nick Tolerton,

James Mackenzie, Ross Kiddie, and Woodhall

were still there.

Then university student Shelley Robinson

turned up one day and wanted to talk to me

about a research project she was doing about

community newspapers.

That led to work experience as a reporter and

then a fulltime job. She later departed The Star

for The Press but has returned - as deputy editor

and website editor.

The Star has always been a newspaper of

opportunity, no matter what generation it has

been.

Then roll onto February 22, 2011.

I had been on secondment to the Herald on

Sunday in Auckland for six months in 2010 and

had missed the September quake.

It was around the time The Star had been

looking to vacate Tuam St (it was too big for our

purposes). In late 2010 a floor was available for

lease in the CTV building. One of our senior

people inspected it. His recommendation: Look

elsewhere.

February 22, it hit. The Star management team

was having its weekly meeting. I grabbed Jenny

Wright sitting next to me. “Get under the table I

yelled.” We don’t recall if other words were used.

We were lucky. We were still in our Tuam St

building, which was wide and not too high. It

was badly damaged and liquefacted but it held.

The following day the managers met at

McDonalds in Riccarton. Could we survive as a

newspaper?

We needed our computers from Tuam St.

Police let us through a cordon at the corner of Tuam St

and Fitzgerald Ave. But we had to sign in and also list

next of kin on the form.

The reporters cricket team after an in-house match against

the subs in the mid 80s.

We set up in operation’s manager Peter Grueber’s

Burnside home.

The NZ Herald via our owners APN had kept the Star

going in the aftermath of the quake, but our future was

not certain. We had daily discussions by phone with

company’s chiefs in Auckland.

A number of staff couldn’t work; they were traumatised

by the ongoing aftershocks and the company allowed

them the time off on full pay.

I lived in Burwood at the time, right by the Avon River.

My house was smashed, the section liquefacted and

power and running water was off for weeks.

My wife was in Japan at the time of the quake. There

was no point her returning, given the state of the place.

Then as she was about to come back, the mega quake in

Japan struck and she couldn’t get out.

So it was the dog and I. I’d take her to work every day;

first to Peter Grueber’s and then when we moved to the

cricket pavilions in Hagley Park.

The sound of choppers constantly landing made it feel

like a war zone. She enjoyed the space of the park – and

Ross Kiddie – who would slip her treats from his lunch

box.

At home at night, the dog and I would hear the police

helicopter overhead, brought down from Auckland to use

its search lights on the vacated neighbourhoods, which

were targeted by looters and thieves. Then the chopper

would go. It was dark and quiet, broken only by the

aftershocks which sounded like incoming artillery shells.

Then I’d be woken out of my light sleep by the dog

growling. There was vermin about but they weren’t all

rats. I’d let her out as the first line of defence and I would

follow.

But whoever was there would always slip away into the

darkness. The footprints left in the liquefaction told the

story when morning arrived.

But like 25 years earlier on the wild league tour of

PNG, it made for great copy.

Would a journo have it any other way?

Hijacking drama

General manager Colin Hardie and his wife Nola were

among the 248 passengers and 12 crew on board an Air

France airbus that was hijacked shortly after it took off

from Athens, Greece on June 27, 1976.

The flight was due to go to Paris but the four hijackers

from two terrorist groups diverted the flight to Benghazi,

Libya.

The plane then diverted again, this time to Entebbe

Airport, Uganda, where it was joined by more hijackers

who demanded the release of 40 Palestinians held in

Israel and 13 other detainees imprisoned in Kenya,

France, Switzerland, and West Germany.

If these demands were not met, they threatened to kill

hostages on July 1.

About 148 of the hostages who were not Israeli or

Jewish were released by the terrorists three days after the

hijacking. The Hardies were among those released.

Mr Hardie, who had an army background, was then

interviewed by the Israelis about

the layout and security of the

airport to help with the operation.

He had already written notes

during the hijacking on his arm,

for an exclusive story for the Star

when he returned..

Seven days after the plane

was hijacked, Israeli forces

secretly landed at the airport

and stormed an unused terminal

where the hostages were being

kept, in what become known as

Operation Entebbe.

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The changing

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Star Media chairman Nick Smith has been in the

newspaper business for 53 years. He looks at The

Star’s history, the changing face of media over the

decades, and looks to the future

MEMORIES CAN be tinged with sadness or filled with

happiness.

Happiness is remembering friendships made and

working at The Star. Sadness is thinking of the decline of

evening newspapers.

A good newspaper is not about the owners but it’s staff

and how the paper plays its role in the community and

reflects the issues surrounding all walks of life.

After leaving school in Dunedin I joined the

Christchurch Star as an advertising cadet in January

1965.

There were 350 people (plus 600 paper boys), skilled,

unskilled, egotistical and (mostly) achievers. In my

opinion New Zealand’s most successful newspaper.

It was owned by New Zealand Newspapers Ltd, sold

about 64,000 copies daily. It had the highest volume of

advertising of any paper; memory tells me 70,000 inches

per week or 180,000 centimetres in today’s terms

It was printed on a huge Goss Headliner Machine in

Kilmore St, black and white with the occasional spot

colour advertisement (mainly cigarettes, Rothmans

(blue) and Peter Styversant (bright red).

The Press had similar paper sales but only 60 per cent

of The Star’s advertising.

In 1965 the editor was the egotistical Geo Burns and

Ben Mair his deputy.

General manager was Alex Scott and assisted by Colin

Hardie, a good pair. Scott was a somewhat tough old

school manager, and Hardie an ex Canterbury rugby

prop was more of a team man.

The advertising department was the domain of John

Bowie. The sales sector was run by Peter Sullivan, who

seemed to have contacts with all the decision makers in

the city, a vital ingredient of success now and then.

Fast forward a few years - colour TV arrived in time for

the 1974 Commonwealth Games. This vibrant medium

put pressure on evening papers with readers and national

brand advertisers gravitating towards TV.

In the 1980s there were dramatic ownership changes,

some partly due to a cash windfall when the Reuters

news agency in the UK listed on the stock exchange.

Advertising volumes at the time were high and this

attracted the attention of journalist Barry Coleman, who

saw the opportunity to publish 100 per cent advertising

publications in various regions.

The big three at this time were, Wilson and Horton

which had the NZ Herald, NZ News with the Auckland

Star and Christchurch Star and their community paper

group, and INL owners of The Dominion and Evening

Post in Wellington.

In 1979 The Dunedin Star closed.

The Christchurch Star decided to fill the void and

compete with the Otago Daily Times. Mike Forbes sent

Roger Norton to Dunedin to oversee the raid.

They exited after three months at a cost of about

$350,000.

About this time mergers and takeovers changed the

industry. Wilson and Horton bought UPP a listed group

of North Island regional papers, NZ News picked up

Taranaki Newspapers, Hawkes Bay Newspapers and the

Oamaru Mail.

INL saw the need to consolidate and bought The Press

(apparently for more than $100 million), The Nelson

Mail, The Timaru Herald, The Southland Times, and

Clutha Leader.

In the mid to late 1980s the corporate business scene

was like the Wild West. Corporations were buying

companies and stripping assets. The newspaper Industry

was not spared.

The first to fall was NZ News, to Brierley. Asset

stripping soon started, jobs were axed, properties sold

and the papers and magazines put back on the market

INL through its respected CEO Mike Robson talked

major shareholder Rupert Murdoch into buying The

Auckland Star and 5 Star Group, Taranaki Newspapers,

and Hawkes Bay Newspapers from Brierley.

But as INL already had a strong foothold in the

South Island they did not want the Christchurch Star..

Wilson and Horton, still smarting from being cut out

from getting The Press a few years earlier, took the

Christchurch Star.

Three or four years later Michael Horton, while on his

way to the United States, was contacted mid flight and

told Brierley had picked up a majority shareholding in W

and H.

Soon after this shareholding was sold to the Irishman

Tony O’Reilly (of 1959 Lions rugby fame) his subsidiary

Australian Provincial Newspapers ( APN).

By the mid 80s all evening dual paper cities had gone

except for Christchurch and Wellington. The morning

papers thrived.

The Star was no longer shinning as brightly as it did 20

years earlier.

It had moved from the purpose built site in Kilmore

St site to premises in Tuam St that Wilson and Horton

purchased and installed an old press with limited

capacity and colour.

On November 20, 1991 the next chapter in The Star’s

history began - it went from a from a six day a week

paid paper to a free bi-weekly broadsheet delivered on

a Wednesday and Saturday - its two strongest days for

advertising.

Norm Tovey (third from left)

retiring in 1977. Also from

left: Derek Laver, Colin Hardie,

Michael Forbes and Dick

Richardson.

It was a successful move building back strong

readership immediately which saw good advertising

volumes returning.

Then in February 2011 it all changed for The Star again.

Following the February quake, the management team

lead by CEO Steve McCaughan met next morning at

McDonalds Riccarton (one of the few businesses still

open) and conceived a plan to publish a daily paper for

the people of Christchurch.

The earthquake destroyed the Tuam St building and

printing facility, APN, the parent company stepped in

and supported the local team with remote IT and files to

the printer, etc. This support from Auckland enabled the

local Star team to swing into action and they had a paper

out next day.

The printing was outsourced to Ashburton and the

paper went tabloid.

That staff showed will, resilience and desire to serve the

shattered community was a great achievement as many

staff had considerable personal quake issues.

The Star was a daily paper again, albeit short term,

and was produced from a double garage in Burnside

with one phone line for a few weeks, while electronic

communications were established.

Soon after a home was found at cricket pavilions in

Hagley Park. It was published twice a week from there

for eight months, before moving to a permanent home

in Venture Pl, Middleton, and then in early 2017 to 359

Lincoln Rd.

In May 2013, APN sold The Star to locally owned

Mainland Press which published Nor West News,

Bay Harbour News and other publications. This week

ownership changed again when Allied Press aquired the

business.

Over the last five years we have made Star Media into a

diversified and sophisticated multimedia media company.

Star Media group comprises The Star with an audited

circulation of 91,263 copies, Nor West News (15,881),

Southern View (14,311), Pegasus Post (14,094), Western

News (18,173), Bay Harbour News (10,337), Selwyn

Times (19,752), plus successful paid national magazines

Rugby News and Kiwi Gardener and the monthly

Christchurch lifestyle leader ‘Style’ magazine, creative

services, video production, star.kiwi, events and our

digital marketing services.

I believe Star Media will meet the future needs of

readers and advertising in the fast changing media scene.

Would I have preferred to have gone down a different

employment path over those 53 years? The simple

answer is: No.


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Newsroom backed Forbes

over sack Muldoon call

MICHAEL FORBES, who spent nearly 50 years in

newspapers, attracted national attention in 1978. As

the editor of the Christchurch Star he took on the then

Prime Minister, Robert Muldoon.

“Sack Muldoon,” he wrote in an editorial. “Mr

Muldoon has to go - and the sooner the better for New

Zealand’s future wellbeing.”

It was advice the pugnacious Prime Minister, then part

way through his 1975-84 tenure, was not used to hearing.

And it did not help Forbes’ reputation with National

supporters that his alternative leader was the maverick

Hamilton Member of Parliament Mike Minogue.

Not surprisingly, Muldoon did not go. But Forbes

did resign from the paper he had begun his career with

20 years earlier in the reporters room. The NZ News

chairman, Mr G.T. Upton announced at the company’s

annual meeting in Auckland that Forbes’ resignation was

regretted. Forbes had decided to look farther afield while

he was still young.

The matter was raised in Parliament. There were

allegations of political influence being used, and denials.

A staff meeting of 400 Star employees voted to ask the

board to invite Forbes to withdraw his resignation. Staff

took a strong hand in the matter. They were backing their

editor. The company listened and relented and four days

later Forbes announced he was again editor.

The later career of Michael Forbes, including as

managing editor, chief executive and managing director

of New Zealand News, was somewhat coloured by the

declining fortunes of afternoon newspapers. And he was

clearly upset when the briefly published morning daily

the Auckland Sun, which he conceived and launched as

New Zealand’s first new daily newspaper in 30 years, was

closed ahead of the also struggling Auckland Star.

He retired in 1998 after 3 1/2 years as editor of the

Sunday Star-Times, writing a personal letter to each of

the staff and having touched the lives of hundreds of

journalists.

Forbes, who had been had been in ill health for some

years, died in 2006, aged 73.

Those vital

deliveries

The

enduring

City2Surf

THE STAR’S City2Surf has been

Christchurch’s iconic fun run since the mid

1970s.

For decades thousands of people each year

have pounded the pavements, pushed children

in prams and walked the route from Cathedral

Square to Queen Elizabeth 2 Park, and in later

years from Centennial Park in Spreydon to

Ferrymead Historic Park.

The route was changed after the February

2011 earthquake.

Many Canterbury charities have benefited

from funds raised by the City2Surf.

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Centennial

Park

SPREYDON

Barrington Street

CASHMERE

Wilsons Road

OPAWA

Hansens

Park

Grange Street

Water

Toilets

Port Hills Road

Ferry Road

‘the route itself was extremely beautiful and show-cased

some under-appreciated parts of Christchurch’

‘fun warm up at the start gets everyone in a good

mood and settles the nerves of some people’

FERRYMEAD

FINISH

‘the amount of people creating

an awesome atmosphere’

Ferrymead

Playing

Fields

YOU CAN put out the best newspaper in the world.

But it’s not much good if it doesn’t get delivered to the

people who want to read it.

That newspaper adage has never changed.

This photo of Bert Empson was of him working as

a casual in the circulation department - at the spritely

age of 80.

Bert had been in the newspaper delivery business for

53 years at the time.

He started in 1918 (aged 27) as a runner on the

Lyttelton Times and moved to the Star Sun - a

product merger of the city’s newspapers during a

major shake-up in the industry in 1935.

Bert would collect his quota of 750 papers from

the office daily, 400 on his back, the remainder in

the basket of his bike, and he would drop them

off in lots on the street corners.

Then he would go back and deliver

them.

Bert’s round was 15 miles (24kms)

and he clocked 7436 miles (11967kms)

in one six month period - according to

the speedometer on his bike.

The South

brothers

THESE TWINS were a familiar sight at

The Star for decades.

This shot was taken in 1980 when

they were 62 shows Vern South

(right) recovering from a fall. His

brother Halsey, who was about

10 minutes younger, was too

recovering from injury, a broken

leg which happened also after a

fall.

Vern started with the paper in

1931, Halsey about two years later.

They spent a lot of their time with

the circulation department.

The twins were well-known

throughout Christchurch.

Halsey was in the 18th Armoured

Division, tanks Corps, in Italy

during World war 2.


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to strength

While The Star has a rich history as

a daily newspaper and since 1991

a free, it has always looked to the

future. Magazines and an evolving

website are making great strides

THE STORY of Star Media’s magazines department is

one of constant evolution.

We are a dynamic team that thrives on new

opportunities. In the last five years, we have expanded

from publishing two to six regular titles – Kiwi Gardener,

Kiwi Gardener Quarterly, Style, Rugby News, With This

Ring and Home & Leisure – and will continue to grow.

It was this growth that prompted Star Media to

establish a magazine division, bringing together design,

editorial and advertising personnel who could focus on

delivering high-quality content for a range of engaged

and varied audiences.

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and reach homes as far

south as the Southern

Lakes. Content is

paramount, and to satisfy the reader’s desire for more, we

have regular bumper issues to further deliver on the best

in fashion, home, travel and more.

Rugby seemed a fitting addition to the stable of special

interest magazines, thus Star Media bought Rugby

News in 2015. The national title has been through a

lot of change since starting out as a weekly newsprint

publication in 1971. Today, the bi-monthly magazine

offers loyal fans a diatribe of information from grassroots

through to the Rugby World Cup, filling the gaps other

media gloss over in the pursuit of speed. One-off special

editions around key events, including Rugby World Cup

2011 and the Lions Tour of 2017, are collectors’ items

that lock rugby history in place.

Published twice a year, With This Ring has a long

history with Star Media. The free publication has become

the platform to establish two bridal shows events for

future brides-to-be in Christchurch, and came into the

magazines division this year.

Lovers of home design and homewares have a new

source of inspiration this year. In conjunction with the

Star Media Home & Leisure Show, an accompanying

free title – Home & Leisure – will be delivered around

Christchurch and into the hands of showgoers. Step

inside local homes, explore the latest trends and learn

lessons from those who have experienced the highs and

lows of both building and renovating.

There is always something new in the magazines

department – and no sign of an appetite for print

waning. There’s nothing better than sitting down with a

publication that delivers carefully curated content, on a

topic of your choice.

Kate Preece, Group Editor Magazines

Rede Advisers and Nexia New Zealand

are the professional advisers to the syndicate of owners of

359 Lincoln Road - the premises that The Star currently

operates from.

The directors and owners of the

property, along with Rede Advisers

and Nexia New Zealand would

like to congratulate The Star on

150 years of fantastic operation

in Canterbury.

There is currently vacant space in

the premises alongside The Star

available to lease now.

Any enquiries please direct to

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Connecting Christchurch

for 150 years

News as it happens

News website star.kiwi started as a way to transition

CTV from a broadcast television channel onto a

converged news website in December 2016

THE FIRST big test came on

February 13, 2017.

Just 14 days after the launch

the devastating Port Hills

fires struck. It was a tragic

event for our city. Homes

were destroyed, thousands

evacuated and waited for

days at cordons to find out if

their homes were still there.

Tragically, on the second

day of the blaze, pilot and

decorated SAS hero Steve

Askin died after his helicopter

crashed into the hills as he

fought the inferno.

Our city needed information

and they needed it quickly.

We at Star Media have print

running through our blood.

But in a civil defence emergency such as this, the value of

a local news web site was invaluable.

Our team of journalists, videographers and

photographers spent hours in the hills to feed back

images, video and information to the website. Directed

by our popular Facebook page star.kiwi Rise Up

Christchurch, with 112,800 followers, we reached more

than three million people in that first week.

This cemented a strong audience for our website.

Because we highly value our newspapers, the website

remains primarily as a way for people to connect to

engaging video content about our city. Stories from our

stable of community newspapers and magazines do not

appear until several days after the papers hit the

streets.

Documenting our city’s rebirth is very personal

for the team.

Videographer Geoff Sloan was the first media

at the site of the collapsed CTV building after

it collapsed during the February 22, 2011

earthquake.

He captured the immediate aftermath of the

disaster which claimed 115 lives. He won awards

for his haunting photos.

Only metres away from him was CTV

receptionist Maryanne Jackson (who would later

become Star Media’s receptionist). She had fled

from the building just seconds before it collapsed.

Sixteen of her colleagues from Canterbury

Television never made it out.

Our job and responsibility now is to record

history as it rises up once again.

The efforts of Sloan and Ashleigh Monk and Gordon

Findlater have been recognised nationally.

Findlater was a finalist in the 2018 Voyager Media

Awards for best junior videographer. At the 2018 NZ

Community Newspaper Awards star.kiwi was runnerup

for best website with particular mention made of its

visual storytelling. Judge Clare Swallow said: “Videos . .

. are focused on great footage and powerful storytelling,

which will ensure they remain relevant into the future.”

But we do not do this work for awards or for kind

words. We do it for our city, for those at the heart of it —

the people.

Shelley Robinson, Website Editor

A moment in time during the Port Hills fires captured

by photographer Martin Hunter.

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The Star

A great

industry

Sub-editor Ross Kiddie is The Star’s longest

serving staff member. But he started his

newspaper career in a far different role

I STARTED at the Christchurch Star on January 21,

1971, in the printing industry as an apprentice hand

compositor/typographer.

Ultimately, my job would be collating galleys of lead

slugs and laying them out into columns using large

broadsheet formes that were the newspaper pages. In

those days the composing room was a mix of both

machine operators and hand compositors, the machines

were the large line-casting Linotypes and Ludlows.

Around 100 men were employed on the composing

floor, part of around 450 staff at the time I started, and

we were based in a purpose-built building in Kilmore St.

I was part of an annual intake of apprentices and the mix

of youth and experience made for major differences of

opinion and, of course, humour.

Almost everybody on the composing room floor had

a nickname, most were types of animals. On my first day

I was asked where I lived, I said: “Rolleston, on a farm.’’

The next question was: “What type of farm?’’ I said: “We

breed horses.’’ That was followed by a statement – “your

name is going to be Horse.’’ And from that moment on

I joined a host of other creatures – Cat, Snake, Frog,

Tadpole (Frog’s brother), Ant, Stork, and the list went on.

It took time to learn the intricate skills needed to

put the newspaper together. We were guided by the

knowledge of the tradesmen and generally they were

helpful. There was one real grumpy compositor – Charlie

Campbell - he was strict and didn’t suffer fools, but if you

appealed to his better nature you could learn a lot from

him.

Other notable mentors on the page make-up floor were

my good friends Syd Cairney, Bernie Hammond and

Cliff O’Brien. They were long-standing employees and

very knowledgeable. The front, back and page 3 of the

Christchurch Star each required two compositors, one at

the top of the page and one at the bottom, it was a thrill

to be chosen by one of the tradesman to work on any of

those.

Friday night overtime was always a certainty as we

pieced together the huge Saturday paper, loaded with

classified advertisements; often there were so many

situation vacant ads that many had to be left out, we

simply didn’t have printing capacity. Long queues of

people lined the Kilmore St footpath on any given

Ross Kiddie over the years (from left) with Ken Howat, Tom Keown;

(centre) Neil Baker and James Mackenzie; (right) 2018 Mike Hansen.

Saturday as they waited for the bumper edition to go

on sale.

As Friday evening work came to a close and the bosses

had left, it was time to unwind at the New Albion Tavern,

on Colombo St. The New Albion was a popular place for

Star employees, and was the venue for the very rowdy,

annual journalists v printers carol-singing contest on

Christmas Eve.

The Christchurch Star building was interconnected

through an elaborate network of pneumatic Lamson

tubes. Simply, they were vacuum-powered and

cylindrical, and used for transporting canisters of copy

from one department to another. On the composing

floor a central copy box was the collecting point, and it

was manned by the head of the department known as

the printer. Brian Butts was in charge and he had Abe

Mallouk as a deputy.

The tubes were also great for sucking in Coca Cola

cans, the apprentices often had a contest to see whose

can would travel the longest distance before the clatter

through the ceilings alerted Butts or Mallouk.

Another trick was to place a smouldering piece of

cloth beneath the tubes, smoke would also pass through

from the composing room to any other department. That

prank was often met with discontent from the head proof

reader, Ray Dawe.

In later years, Murray Wood and Barry Wendelborn

took on the role as head printer. Compositor Wood was a

comedian and prankster in his own right, he would often

discretely flick his cigarette butt into the pocket of an

apprentice’s apron, a garment we used to wear to protect

our clothes, smoke was generally a good indication that

fire was imminent.

My worst experience was three months into my

apprenticeship. As a junior, one of my jobs was to

wheel the morning tea trolley from the cafeteria to the

composing room. It was laden with two tea urns, buckets

of cups, milk and sugar. It was heavy, and the wheels of

the trolley obviously weren’t engineered for the weight.

As I passed over the stairway on the first floor, one of the

wheels suddenly broke off and the trolley over-balanced.

I managed to save one tea turn but the other toppled

down the stairs, spewing its contents; cups and sugar

followed. The noise was so loud it even alerted editor

Ben Mair who was located in a second floor office. The

cafeteria lady, Heather Hatton, was furious, and the men

were faced with a long wait for their morning tea before a

replacement surfaced.

As my apprenticeship came to a close I was assigned

sole charge of the Star Sports which later became the

Weekend Star. It was a small team headed by editor Alan

Doney, with sub-editors Tony O’Brien and Tony Ford.

Reporters Colin Bryant and Don (Scoop) Grady filed

the copy. A young reporter Barry Clarke joined the team

some time later as a sports reporter, today Clarke is Star

Media’s editor-in-chief. The Weekend Star period was by

far my most enjoyable period at the newspaper. It was a

busy role, but one I embraced, the satisfaction gleaned

from the time the paper rolled off the presses on Saturday

evening was something rather special.

Technology at that time was changing, computerisation

was being introduced into newspapers globally. Simply

known as cold type, phototypesetting spelt the end of the

Linotype machines. Linotype operators were retrained

and all the compositors learnt how to operate a Qwerty

keyboard. Columns of type were produced on film paper

which was then applied with a layer of wax and pasted

onto graph sheets which became our newspaper pages.

Hence the term paste-up evolved. Printing plates were

created through another photographic process – photolithography

- lead plates being replaced with aluminium.

The Weekend Star was the first of the Christchurch

Star’s publications to transfer to paste-up. Paste-up

eventually gave way to full computerisation and with

the creation of page-making programs, the days of

typography were fast coming to an end, so I was then

consigned to page make-up using a mouse and keyboard.

Today, I’m employed as a sub-editor, but I prefer to

see my job as having changed little, I create newspaper

pages for Star Media’s raft of community titles and, of

course, The Star. I’m a great believer in recognising those

traditional typographical skills and transferring them

into today’s technology.

It’s a vibrant industry, and one which, every day, still

presents new challenges. I wouldn’t have changed my

career for anything.

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Connecting Christchurch

for 150 years

Following in the

footsteps

As a daily newspaper Star reporters and

photographers regularly won national

journalism awards. The trend as a free

newspaper has continued, with Canon and Pan

Pacific Newspapers’ awards lining its trophy

cabinet. This month The Star for the second

year in a row took out the major accolades at

the NZ Community Newspapers’ awards

MANY OF THE country’s newspapers, magazines and

websites, from paid dailies to free community titles, were

vying for the prestigious NZ Community Newspapers’

awards which were held in Rotorua in mid-June.

The Star triumphed, judged best allround newspaper

and was also named the supreme winner across all

categories - newspapers, websites and magazines - for an

unprecedented second year in a row..

Said judge Jim Tully: “It may no longer be a daily

but with Barry Clarke at the helm, The Star continues

a tradition of hard-hitting reporting notable for pacey,

direct, tight writing. The bold layout complements the

punchy style”.

Staff at Star Media,

publisher of The Star,

its website star.kiwi

and magazine Kiwi

Gardener were also

recognised.

Emily O’Connell was

the winner of the best

junior news journalist

category for her work

on The Star and Western

News. Her portfolio

included coverage of

the battle Lady Wigram

Retirement Village

residents were having

over heavy trucks in the

area. The issue exploded

when rest home owner

One of Martin Hunter’s great photos.

John Tooby was

recorded verbally

abusing his elderly

tenants over the

issue.

Julia Evans was runner up in the category for articles

in The Star and Nor West News, while Sarla Donovan

received special mention for her work on The Star,

Pegasus Post and Bay Harbour News.

Bridget Rutherford won the best feature/lifestyle

journalist. Judge Stuart Howie said her article on a World

War 2 veteran was a “ripping yarn, while she shows she is

equally capable of turning

her talents to a political

feature and other human

interest areas.”

Martin Hunter was

best feature/lifestyle

photographer, his photo

during the under 17

national cricket tournament

at Lincoln earning special

praise. He was also runner

up in the best news

photographer section.

Gordon Findlater was

runner up in the senior

sports reporter category.

Kiwi Gardener was best

all round lifestyle magazine,

Editor in Chief Barry Clarke (right) with Star Media’s news team (from left)

Julia Evans, Ashleigh Monk, Sophie Cornish, Mike Hansen, Ross Kiddie, Emily

O’Connell, Sarla Donovan, Georgia O’Connor-Harding, Bridget Rutherford,

Gordon Findlater, Anan Zaki, Martin Hunter and Shelley Robinson.

for the second year in a row.

Said Tully, who also

judged this category: “This quality magazine impresses at

every level. The content is authoritative, informative and

helpful, the visuals are excellent and the overall design is

clean and competent.”

Kiwi Gardener was also runner-up in the best front

page category.

star.kiwi was runner up in the best website category.

Judge Claire Swallow said star.kiwi made

great use of video as a key content type. The

videos were focused on great footage and

powerful story telling.

Star Media general manager

Steve McCaughan said he

was proud of what had been

achieved.

“We strive for excellence every

day, to inform, connect and

entertain the audiences we serve.

These awards acknowledge

our team’s efforts, passion and

skill they bring every day to our

business”.

Earthquake coverage

The Star won national and international

recognition for its coverage of the February

2011 earthquake

The Star was judged best community

newspaper at the Canon Awards (NZ media)

and at the PANPA awards - which covers print

and digital in New Zealand, Australia and the

Asia Pacific.

Photographer Geoff

Sloan was winner of the

Canon news photo of the

year and best photo essay

for his coverage of the

day the quake shattered

Christchurch.

Sloan and reporter

Caroline King were the first

media people to get to the

collapsed CTV building in

Madras St.

Said Sloan: “It was chaos. There were people

on top of the rubble shifting big roofing iron. I

started to help them. After a while more people

There were a lot of unsung

heroes that day. They

were regular people,

going about their normal

business one moment and

then the next they were in

the middle of a tragedy.

arrived to help. I got back down and started taking photos.”

Sloan then spotted a survivor, Anne Malcolm, being

taken out of the rubble.

King, nearby, began comforting her amongst the chaos

and meelee.

“I went into automatic mode and started to

shoot. It was all surreal. It was bit like a movie

set.

“When Caroline and I were walking down

Madras St towards the CTV building we were

careful not to get too close to buildings.

They then saw the CTV building had

collapsed.

“I don’t remember what I said to Caroline. It

was total disbelief. I was in a bit of shock. It’s just

like you go through the motions.

There were a lot of unsung heroes that day. They were

regular people, going about their normal business one

moment and then the next they were in the middle of a

tragedy. Unbelievable,” said Sloan.


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Connecting Christchurch

for 150 years

The Star

Faces of The Star

The

class of 2018 and

those from the past


The Star Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Thursday July 5 2018 37

Thank you for

helping your

Fall Zones

community

To all of you who have had your

trees trimmed before they became

a problem, thank you for keeping all

the families in your community warm,

happy, healthy and connected.

You can be proud of the fact that you have allowed your

neighbours to stay warm, cook dinner and even charge

their mobile phones. You may not have realised that what

you’ve done has had much impact, but from all of us here

at Orion, we just want to say thank you.

Notice and Growth limit zones

B

A

Power line voltage A. Growth limit zone B. Notice zone

66,000 volts 4.0m 5.0m

33,000 volts 2.5m 3.5m

11,000 volts 1.6m 2.6m

400/230 volts 0.5m 1.5m

We’re not exaggerating.

On our network, 10-20% of all unplanned power outages are

caused by trees — including vegetation — coming into contact

with power lines. Other than this, fire damage to property from

branches sparking in dry conditions and serious injury from

electrocution from contact with trees touching power lines are

also possible consequences of not maintaining your trees.

How close is too close?

While most damage is caused by trees falling on power lines,

significant risk exists from trees merely touching them. This risk

increases the higher the voltage of the power line.

The minimum distances that must be maintained between trees

and power lines, as defined in the Electricity (Hazards from

Trees) Regulations 2003, are outlined in the diagrams above.

All vegetation should be kept out of the growth limit zone and

preferably the notice zone.

Sometimes it may not be practical to have a tree trimmed at the

rate at which it grows and unfortunately, this means it may need

to be removed. Other situations may require trees to be removed,

most commonly when they are at a high risk of falling due to

disease or adverse weather events.

Where do I start?

Before you begin, remember to keep yourself, and those around

you, safe. We recognise that not everyone is experienced in tree

trimming and are happy to advise you on what to do. We can arrange

for trees near power lines to be trimmed at your expense, however

we recommend you hire professionals to safely carry out the work.

If you or someone working for you intends to work within four

metres of power lines, a close approach consent is required from

Orion before you start. As a tree owner, you may be liable for any

damage caused by carrying out trimming or felling of trees.

Will I be fined if I don’t comply?

If a cut or trim notice is given to you and you fail to have the tree

trimmed and/or advise us of the time and location of the trim

without a reasonable excuse, this is an offence. This will make you

liable for a fine not exceeding $10,000. If the offence continues,

you will be liable for a further fine of not more than $500 for every

day or part day during which the offence continues.

More info can be found on our website and if

you have any questions or notice any trees

touching power lines in your area, please call

us on 03 363 9898 or 0800 363 9898.

oriongroup.co.nz

Orion New Zealand owns and operates the electricity distribution

network in central Canterbury between the Waimakariri and Rakaia

rivers and from Canterbury coast to Arthur’s Pass.


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Merivale’s Kimchi has closed. The Korean

restaurant, on Papanui Rd, shut down recently

because the owner has moved to Auckland.

It offered Korean specialties such as fried

dumplings, seafood pancakes and yang yeum

chicken.

What’s

for lunch?

Steampunk Laboratory,

270 St Asaph St

World Chocolate

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with a pop-up lounge, sweet treats, giant games, giveaways,

music and more.

Cadbury’s nationwide Share the Taste road trip will end at The

Crossing on the day, coinciding with the celebrations.

It will set up a World Chocolate Day Lounge, which will be

operating from 9am to 6pm with lots of entertainment, and of

course, chocolate.

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New steakhouse

for city

The city has a new steakhouse. Jaba Grill and

Bar has opened in Lichfield Lanes, which looks

out onto the same courtyard as Alvarado’s

Mexican Cantina. With a Kopa charcoal grill,

it prides itself on steaks, ribs and other dishes

made with local produce and New Zealand

wine and beer.

Authentic Sichuan

cuisine on offer

There’s a new addition to Boxed Quarter. The

family-owned Sichuan Kitchen is open in the

complex on the corner of Madras and St Asaph

Sts. With authentic Sichuan cuisine originating

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is now open for lunch from Monday to Saturday,

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What’s on

Let us know about your event

Email gilbert.wealleans@starmedia.kiwi

Markets

& Fairs

NEW BRIGHTON

MARKET

Saturday, 10am-2pm, New

Brighton Pedestrian Mall

LYTTELTON FARMERS’

MARKET

Saturday, 10am-1pm,

London St

MT PLEASANT

FARMERS’ MARKET

Saturday, 9am-12.30pm,

McCormacks Bay Rd

OPAWA FARMERS’

MARKET

Sunday, 9am-noon, 275

Fifield Tce

THE RICCARTON

MARKET

Sunday, 9am-2pm, Riccarton

Racecourse

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,

4-10PM

MATARIKI NIGHT

MARKETS

Come together as a community/

whānau to celebrate Matariki

with a variety of activities

and markets over two nights.

The Matariki Night Markets

will include: Kapa haka

performances and New Zealand

music from singer-songwriters,

traditional kai and Kiwi

favourites such as fish and chips

and pavlova, art and crafts.

The Teece Museum of Classical

Antiquities will be open late on

Friday from 11am-10pm. Keep

an eye out for the festival guide

with Te Reo kupu and phrases.

The Gym, Canopy, Great

Hall and North Quad of

the Arts Centre

DAILY, 11AM-3PM

JENNY GILLIES’

ENCHANTED GARDEN

EXHIBITION

Jenny Gillies brings floral

creations to life with these

acclaimed botanical works of

art. A must see attraction which

has been featured nationally and

internationally promoting the

Garden City.

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens kiosk, 8 Riccarton

Ave

THURSDAY, 12.30-2.15PM

HOUSIE

Come along, meet new people

and have some fun. Cost is $2 per

Housie card or bring a prize to

the value of the card. Afternoon

tea to follow. For inquiries, phone

372 9224. Free admission.

Mary Potter Community

Centre, 442 Durham St

North

THURSDAY, 7PM

CANTERBURY

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

WINTER SPEAKER SERIES

Steve Bush will talk about what

Trees For Canterbury does other

than just growing native plants.

Harcourts Grenadier

auction rooms, 98

Moorehouse Ave

FRIDAY, 7.30PM

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Middleton Grange School is

proud to present the classic

Disney fairy-tale Beauty and

The Beast. A young prince,

imprisoned in the form of a

beast, can be freed only by true

love. What may be his only

opportunity arrives when he

meets Belle, the only human girl

to ever visit the castle since it was

enchanted. July 6 is the last show.

Suitable for all ages.

The Grange Theatre,

Middleton Grange School,

27 Arthur St

FRIDAY, 3-9.30PM

THE 4TH WINTER ALE

FESTIVAL

In the shadow of the once

magnificent Anglican Cathedral,

join in a wintry celebration with

some of New Zealand’s best

breweries for one night of brews

and entertainment.

Cathedral Square

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,

4.30PM

STORYTIME WITH

SCORPIO BOOKS

Join Rachel Eadie as she reads

great tales, myths and treasures

from New Zealand books. Free

admission.

Boys’ High Building, Arts

Centre of Christchurch, 2

Worcester Boulevard

SATURDAY, 9AM-1PM

CHRISTCHURCH

FARMERS’ MARKET

Visit Christchurch’s largest

Saturday farmers’ market located

in the grounds of the historic

Riccarton House.

16 Kahu Rd, Riccarton

SATURDAY, 1-3PM

RUBBISH AND CAKE

Join this recently formed

student-led organisation called

Sustain Plus. Every Saturday,

the group meets with volunteers

in Cathedral Square to spend

an hour picking up rubbish

from the streets around the

CBD. Following the clean-up,

volunteers are invited to stay to

enjoy cake. Free event.

Cathedral Square

SATURDAY, 9.45AM-NOON

MOUNTAIN BIKING AND

WALKING (PLUS DOGS) –

MCLEANS ISLAND

Gather for this biking, walking

and dog walking event. Go as fast

as the slowest person with stops

along the way. Bikes are available

for hire at the cafe. Free event

McLeans Island Track,

McLeans Island Rd

SATURDAY, 4-8PM

FERRYMEAD NIGHT

MARKET

Have some midwinter fun in

Ferrymead. Browse the stalls

and look for bargains while

enjoying some food in the festive

atmosphere.

50 Ferrymead Park Drive,

Ferrymead

SUNDAY, 10AM-4.30PM

FERRYMEAD STEAM

SUNDAY

Get steamed up at Ferrymead.

Enjoy a ride on the steam

powered machines from long ago

and explore the other attractions

on display in this historic setting.

Fun for all the family.

50 Ferrymead Park Drive,

Ferrymead

EVERY TUESDAY, 12.10–

12.50PM

MUSIC IN OUR CITY:

OUTSTANDING YOUNG

MUSICIANS

Door donations are $10 for adults

and $5 for Concert Foundation

Trust Friends and students.

To make a booking, email

concertsforchristchurch@gmail.

com. Artists and dates are subject

to change.

The Piano, 156 Armagh

St

WEDNESDAY, 1.10PM

WEDNESDAY AT

ONE

A popular weekly lunchtime

recital series. A wide range of

performers are featured in a

superb acoustic area often using

the Steinway concert grand piano,

or the four manual Rodgers

Infinity Platinum hybrid pipe/

digital organ. Groups range

in size from small chamber

ensembles to full symphonic

orchestras, with a particular

focus on encouraging young

performers, and inviting citizens

into the central city Catholic

church. A light lunch is available

before each concert. Entry is $10 –

door sales.

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral,

373 Manchester St

WEDNESDAY 7.15-9PM

LATE NIGHT TOURS AT

THE GALLERY

These night tours happen

every Wednesday and last 45-

60min. No bookings required;

meet at the front desk on the

ground floor. The gallery is

open late until 9pm every

Wednesday, so look out for great

events, talks and films, designed

to give your hump day a bit of a

boost.

Christchurch Art Gallery,

Montreal St

SUNDAY, 7.30PM

WOMEN IN HARMONY GOING AMERICANA

A concert with a selection of Native American music, as well as

spiritual, blues, protest songs, Broadway hits and more. Arrive by 7pm

to get a seat and door sales are cash only.

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Sport

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Miya to tee off in

New Caledonia

Russley golfer Hayato Miya

has been selected in the New

Zealand team for the South

Pacific Junior Open in New

Caledonia next month. Miya,

who is the younger brother of

promising teenage golfer Hiroki

Miya, is the only South Islander

in the four-strong team.

McIlwrick hooks up

with Rabbitohs

Halswell Hornets product Matt

McIlwrick has joined the South

Sydney Rabbitohs after making

the move from the Wests Tigers.

The former Junior Kiwi will

slot into the Rabbitohs top

30 squad immediately, being

eligible for selection for the

Rabbitohs round 18 clash with

the Bulldogs. McIlwrick, 27, has

played 56 NRL games for the

Tigers, Sharks, Roosters and

Raiders since making his first

grade debut in 2012.

Under-18 Maori call-up

for New Brighton lock

New Brighton lock Elijah

Coulston has earned his first

national representative call-up,

making the under-18 Maori

squad. The former Shirley Boys’

High first XV player has made

the 40-man squad for a threeday

training camp in Rotorua on

July 16.

Coastal Spirit teen in

NZ training squad

Papanui High student Sam

Richards may be a boy playing

men but he is turning heads in

the process. The defender has

made the wider training squad

for the New Zealand under-17

team, which are attempting to

qualify for the under-17 World

Cup in Peru in October. The

15-year-old is the youngest

player in the Coastal Spirit

premier men’s reserves team

but is more than holding his

own.

• By Jacob Page

Metro rugby

Two top of the table clashes

will be a highlight of the

fourth round of the Metro

Premier Cup over the weekend.

Lincoln University will host

New Brighton in a battle of the

section A heavyweights, while

Marist Albion will host

a resurgent Shirley for top

spot in section B. Lincoln have

bounced back from an

opening round loss to record

two straight wins, while New

Brighton will be eager to upset

the apple cart. Third-placed

Christchurch will look to

FLYING: Lincoln Combined captain Wil Gualter puts his team

ahead of St Andrew’s College with his second try in their 19-15

win.

PHOTO: FELICITY PLUCK

Lincoln Combined

keep flying high

• By Gordon Findlater

AS EACH week passes and another

win is added to the tally, Lincoln

Combined look more like contenders

than pretenders.

Following their 19-15 win over St

Andrew’s College at the weekend,

Lincoln Combined are now third in

the standings, five clear of Nelson

College in fifth.

On Saturday Lincoln Combined

host struggling Waimea Combined,

where a bonus point win will

be a great boost to their hopes

of making their first ever semifinal

in the Crusaders’ region

secondary school competition.

Meanwhile, following their

3-27 loss to Nelson College

in Monday’s Moascar Cup

challenge, Shirley Boys’ High

School face a must-win match at

St Bede’s College if they are to

make the top four.

The other all-Christchurch

match of the round will

see competition favourites

Christchurch Boys’ High School

host St Andrew’s College. CBHS

come into the match on a short

turnaround after their 26-23

win over Otago Boys’ High

keep the pressure on the two

front-runners when they host

University and Sydenham will

look to keep Sumner firmly

rooted to the bottom of the

section A ladder. High School

Old Boys will host section B

cellar-dwellers Linwood, while

Belfast will host Burnside.

Men’s CPL hockey

The league takes a break with

the school holidays starting and

the Porritt Cup returns. There

will be two top-of-the-table

clashes in the men’s pools.

Hornby and Harewood will

battle for supremacy in pool one,

while Carlton Redcliffs will look

School on Tuesday.

Following this weekend, the

competition will take a break for

the school holidays, with round 11

continuing on July 28.

•Round 10 fixtures: Lincoln

Combined v Waimea Combined;

Nelson College v St Thomas;

Aoraki Combined v Christ’s;

Mid-Canterbury Combined

v Rangiora High; TBHS v

Marlborough Boys; CBHS v STAC;

SBHS v Bede’s.

UC Championship table

P W L D BP Pts

CBHS 9 9 0 0 7 43

Christ’s College 8 7 1 0 6 34

Lincoln Combined 9 7 2 0 4 32

St Bede’s College 9 6 3 0 6 30

Nelson College 8 5 3 0 7 27

St Andrew’s College 9 5 4 0 7 27

SBHS 9 5 4 0 6 26

St Thomas 9 4 5 0 10 26

Rangiora High 9 5 4 0 3 23

Marlborough Boys 9 4 5 0 6 22

TBHS 9 2 7 0 6 14

Waimea Combined 9 2 6 0 3 11

Aoraki Combined 9 1 8 0 1 5

Mid-Canterbury 9 0 9 0 2 2

to hold off Fendalton/Avon in

pool two. HSOB and Southern

will battle to stay off the bottom

of pool one and University and

Marist will do the same in pool

two.

Women’s CPL hockey

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bye. In pool two, front-runners

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Hornby will meet, while

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meet cellar-dwellers H and B

Avon.

Top of the tables

Massetti Cup

P W D L PD Pts

Linwood Keas 10 10 0 0 210 20

Hornby Panthers 10 8 0 2 100 16

Northern Bulldogs 10 8 0 2 98 16

Halswell Hornets 10 4 1 5 -18 9

Aranui Eagles 9 3 0 7 -65 6

Papanui Tigers 10 3 0 7 -81 6

Celebration Lions 10 2 1 7 -78 5

Riccarton Knights 10 1 0 9 -166 2

Metro premier section A

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Lincoln University 3 2 1 0 10

New Brighton 3 2 1 0 10

Christchurch 3 2 1 0 9

Sydenham 3 1 2 0 7

University 3 1 2 0 6

Sumner 3 1 2 0 4

Metro premier section B

P W L D Pts

Marist Albion 3 3 0 0 15

Shirley 3 3 0 0 14

HSOB 3 1 2 0 6

Burnside 3 1 2 0 6

Belfast 3 1 2 0 5

Linwood 3 0 3 0 2

Men’s CPL

P W L D GD Pts

Harewood 10 9 1 0 17 27

Marist 9 5 2 2 10 17

Carlton Redcliffs 10 5 3 2 9 17

Southern United 9 5 3 1 5 16

University 10 4 5 1 -4 13

Fendalton Avon 10 4 5 1 -6 13

HSOB/Burnside 10 1 4 5 -5 8

Hornby Vipers 10 0 10 0 -26 0

Women’s CPL

P W L D GD Pts

Carlton Redcliffs 9 8 1 0 27 24

HSOB/Burnside 8 6 1 1 28 19

Harewood 8 5 1 2 23 17

Marist 9 4 4 1 3 13

H and B Avon 9 2 6 1 -14 7

Hornby 8 1 5 2 -26 5

Southern 9 0 8 1 -41 1

Southern League

P W L D P

Dunedin Tech 1 1 0 0 3

Cashmere Tech 1 1 0 0 3

Coastal Spirit 1 1 0 0 3

Ferrymead Bays 1 0 0 1 1

Nomads 1 0 0 1 1

Nelson Suburbs 1 0 1 0 0

Queenstown 1 0 1 0 0

Southland 1 0 1 0 0

Guide to the weekend sporting action

Massetti Cup rugby

league

On Saturday the postponed

round eight of the Massetti Cup

will be played, headlined by a

blockbuster between 2016-17

grand-final combatants Linwood

and Hornby at Linwood

Park. Elsewhere, Celebration

will host Papanui, Halswell will

look to cement fourth spot when

they play Riccarton at home, and

Northern aim to make it five

straight wins when they travel to

Wainoni Park to take on Aranui.

Southern League

football

A trio of Christchurch teams

have home games in the second

round of the Southern League

this weekend. Cashmere Technical

will look to build on their

opening round 5-3 win over

Queenstown when they host

Ferrymead Bays at Garrick

Memorial Park on Saturday.

Coastal Spirit, fresh off their win

over Nelson Suburbs, will face

another stern test when they

welcome Dunedin Technical to

Cuthberts Green on Sunday. Nomads,

fresh off a 1-1 draw with

Ferrymead Bays, will welcome

Nelson Suburbs on Sunday at

Tullet Park. Queenstown will

host Southland at the Queenstown

Events Centre on Sunday.


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• By Gordon Findlater

CRUSADERS PROP Wyatt

Crockett will enter uncharted

territory tomorrow night

against the Highlanders when

he becomes Super Rugby’s first

player to reach 200 caps.

Crockett, 35, has been a mainstay

in the Crusaders front row

since making his debut in 2006.

The 12 years since have been

a dream come true for Crockett

who grew up in a camping

ground at Tukurua Beach in

Golden Bay.

“I was lucky to probably get

one game so I was stoked with

that. To be here all this time

later is pretty special and I’m

very grateful to the Crusaders,”

said Crockett.

“I’ve loved turning up here

every day to train with my

mates and just have fun . . . it’s

the team that I grew up dreaming

to play for.”

The game has evolved since

his early days in red and black.

He says a combination of the

change in tempo and some rule

changes have helped him compete

at the top level for this long.

“Back when I first started out,

I was probably a bit more mobile

than a lot of the other props

floating around, so I think the

way the game has progressed

has suited me,” said Crockett.

The extra prop on the bench

rule has probably helped me get

to 200 as well.”

Crockett is easily the Crusaders

most capped player in franchise

history. When he brought

up his 150th cap, the Crusaders

honoured him by dedicating

a corporate box for his family.

They’ve gone one better for

Friday night, renaming the

stadium to Wyatt Crockett

Stadium.

RECORD: Wyatt Crockett will become the first player to reach 200 Super Rugby caps

tomorrow night.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Crockett hopes to go out in

style in what will be his last

Super Rugby campaign. He will

play for his home province Tasman

later this year in the Mitre

10 Cup and has already put

plans in place for his next move

after rugby.

The family has already

started moving to Nelson . . .

we’ve actually bought a Stirling

Sports up there so that’s quite

exciting,” said Crockett.

“I’ve been wearing a fair bit

of sportswear over the last few

years so it will be a good chance

to sell some now.”

There are sure to be a few tributes

to the prop on Friday night,

and judging by some dancing

skills he was seen showing off

at yesterday’s training session, a

Scott Robertson-inspired break

dance may not be off the cards

if Crockett’s Crusaders get the

win. “I’ve got a long way to go

before I can match what Razor

does . . . that was just a spur of

the moment thing. The boys

asked me to do something so

I tried to respond but It was

pretty ugly, as Israel Dagg told

me straight away.”

•Crusaders squad to

play the Highlanders

Joe Moody 1, Andrew

Makalio 2, Owen Franks

3, Scott Barrett 4, Sam

Whitelock (c) 5, Heiden

Bedwell-Curtis 6, Matt

Todd 7, Kieran Read

8, Bryn Hall 9, Richie

Mo’unga 10, George

Bridge 11, Ryan Crotty 12,

Jack Goodhue 13, Seta

Tamanivalu 14, David

Havili 15. Reserves: Codie

Taylor 16, Wyatt Crockett

17, Michael Alaalatoa

18, Quinten Strange 19,

Jordan Tafua 20, Mitchell

Drummond 21, Mitchell

Hunt 22, Manasa Mataele

23.

•Highlanders coach confident,

page 49

Grizz could

be a TV

bowls star

• By Gordon Findlater

RUGBY LEGEND Alex Wyllie

could be back on TV to compete

in what is being labelled the T20

cricket equivalent of bowls.

Wyllie and two other Woodend

club members are vying to play in

a new nationwide, televised competition,

launched by Bowls NZ,

called Bowls3Five.

The 73-year-old

took up bowls

five years ago and

is now a regular

fixture in the Woodend

inter-club

team.

Woodend won

the club of the year

Alex Wyllie

award at the recent Bowls Canterbury

Awards.

Said Wyllie: “Once I finished

with rugby I started playing more

often . . . I never thought I’d get

into it as much as I am now.”

Wyllie, known for his uncompromising

attitude on the rugby

field, is a little more sedate on the

bowling green. “Sometimes I do

feel like giving myself an uppercut

though. I can get quite vocal but

I’m more likely to yell at my own

team than the opposition.”

Bowls3Five will see six club

teams from throughout New

Zealand compete in a live to air

competition on Sky Sport for six

weeks from October 23.

The teams to compete in the

new competition are set to be announced

in the coming weeks.

If all goes to plan, Wyllie will be

joined in the Woodend team by

Jenny Anderson, who is a second

year player that has already

won Canterbury year one and

two player titles, and Na Katae,

a former New Brighton rugby

forward.

‘Kiddie picks’ don’t create problem gamblers

WHO REMEMBERS or

knows about ‘kiddie picks’? My

memories of them are from the

Motukarara races – one of the

best days out you can have over

Christmas.

If you’re unfamiliar, ‘kiddie

picks’ is a promotion run by

some racing clubs which involves

a child choosing a horse or number

of horses they think might

win or place in a race. If a horse

comes in, the child receives lollies

as a prize.

Anyway, I couldn’t help but

feel like my childhood was being

abused when reading an article

One-eyed Cantab

Gordon Findlater

gordon.findlater@starmedia.kiwi

from the NZ Herald that you’ll

find on page 16 of The Star. The

article reports the NZ Racing

secretary saying the ‘kiddie

picks’ are something it would

discourage and it would expect

thoroughbred racing clubs to

reconsider these sort of promotions

in the future.

There is also comment from

the Problem Gambling Foundation

and National Addiction

Centre describing ‘kiddie picks’

as “grooming in many ways,

because even though they’re

doing this as a fun activity” and

“explicitly targeting children”

because “you know they’re going

to be interested when sweets are

involved.”

The two clubs running the promotion

mentioned are the Banks

Peninsula Racing Club and the

Rangiora Harness Racing Club.

As a now reformed former

problem ‘kiddie picks’ gambler, I

can safely say the experience was

never something I became addicted

to or got a major sense of

enjoyment out of. It was more of

a way to kill time while a parent

drags you along to the races so

they can have a proper punt.

I can hardly imagine there are

any nine-year-old children nagging

their parents at the weekend

to take them to the races so they

can go and put some chupa chups

and pebbles on No 5.

In fact, if this is helping

children to develop gambling

problems when they’re older

because they “know they’re

going to be interested when

sweets are involved,” then why

don’t we also look at banning

lolly scrambles? If we’re drawing

a parallel between lollies and

money, then lolly scrambles and

even more so parents giving

their children lollies is clearly

a gateway to dole-bludging,

due to the nature of expecting

something for nothing.

Why are we kicking up a fuss

over this when there are clearly

more harmful and blatant

things targeting children to

gamble? Have you heard of

the FIFA video game series? If

you have a teenager who likes

PlayStation, chances are they

have the game. It also has a mode

called ‘Ultimate Team’, which

encourages you to purchase

player packs – much like

basketball card packs from the

1990s.

Spending $10 could land you

Messi or Ronaldo, but more

likely someone from West Brom.

But you’ll buy another pack

because you’ll get a superstar

next time, right?

I really don’t think ‘kiddie

picks’ are in much danger of

breeding the next generation of

problem gamblers, nor should

any parent be worried about the

young ones running off there on

a family day out at the races.

A responsible parent might

even give them a $20 budget

for the day and put on bets for

them. That teaches them the art

of consequence, something that

can quickly turn children away

from any chances of developing a

gambling problem.


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Depleted Panthers may feel the pinch against Warriors

IN WHAT will be an abbreviated

round 17 due to Origin, the

clash between the fourth-placed

Panthers and fifth-placed

Warriors will be a huge game for

both teams tomorrow night.

In one corner are Penrith

– they have battled injuries

all season and will be without

Origin trio Tyrone Peachey,

Nathan Cleary and James

Maloney, reported nrl.com.

The Panthers have done a great

job to stay in the top four virtually

all year but might be finally

feeling the pinch after back-toback

losses,

They will be facing a near fullstrength

Warriors outfit and go

into the game as definite underdogs

on paper. Anthony Griffin’s

NRL coach of the year prospects

will soar if he can guide his team

to victory, in spite of reports suggesting

his role was the subject of

a mid-season review.

While the Warriors have

obviously buried talk that

they are top eight pretenders,

they are coming off a narrow

home loss to Cronulla and it’ll

be interesting to see if their

confidence has been shaken.

Both teams have 50 per cent

win-loss records, although the

Panthers boast a superior points

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•For the Warriors to win:

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on the road this season. That

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Coach confident Highlanders will bounce back

• By Steve Hepburn

HIGHLANDERS coach Aaron

Mauger is confident his side will

hit back this week as they head to

Christchurch for a tough match

against the Crusaders.

But they will not have a long

preparation time as missed connections

meant some members of

the side did not arrive back into

Dunedin until about lunchtime

on Monday.

Mauger said the players were

shattered with their performance

against the Chiefs in Fiji on Saturday

night.

The team had reviewed the

match and what has come

through was the preparation was

not quite right and the team did

not react well to the initial Chiefs

onslaught.

“It felt like we nailed parts of

it [preparation] before we got on

the plane. But it just felt like we

did not have the energy right going

into the game,’’ Mauger said.

He said perhaps the team

should have travelled a day earlier

to Suva but he could not fault

the hospitality.

“History tells us every time

we get a smack on the nose we

are usually pretty good the next

week. The challenge for this

group is to not get smacked on

the nose.

“Make sure we are well prepared

and have coping mechanisms

to make sure that we do

not take so long to recover and

get back on the road.

“Our boys were absolutely shattered

after the game. And that

was because of where we have

taken our game this year, and

what we want to do. That means a

lot to the guys.

“We are all disappointed that

we did not nail it. The best way

to review that is acknowledge the

things we did not nail and why

was it. We’ve had a good couple

of days of reflection and everyone

is back on the horse now.’’

He said the shortened preparation

time this week - the side

starts training today - may work

to its advantage as the players

can get back on the field straight

away.

The Crusaders are coming off

the bye and will be fit and raring

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BIG WRAPS: Tamaiti Williams and Isaiah Punivai have both been selected

for the Crusaders’ Junior Knights development camp.

Top talent leaving

Auckland for Chch

• By Gordon Findlater

ONE OF Auckland’s top

rugby talents is among

the 70-strong squad of

secondary school players

selected for next week’s

Crusaders’ Junior Knights

development camp.

The franchise will get a

closer look at Auckland’s

St Kentigern College year

13 prop, Tamaiti Williams,

who is regarded as one of

the country’s most promising

front row prospects at

secondary school level.

He will be joined at the

camp by fellow St Kents

player Isaiah Punivai –

• By Jacob Page

JAKE Ratcliffe’s humble

beginnings playing roller

hockey on Lewisham Park

in St Albans where he

grew up, has ended in him

making history on the ice.

The 20-year-old former

St Bede’s College student

will be the first New Zealand

man to play NCAA

ice hockey when he joins

Westfield State University

in Massachusetts next

month.

The forward has accepted

an academic scholarship

and, while he is

yet to decide what he will

who made the move to the

top rugby school after previously

attending Christ’s

College.

The school mates, who

both accomplished the

rare feat of gaining selection

into the New Zealand

Schools’ team as year 12

players last year, will spend

a night with Punivai’s

family before the four-day

camp begins on Sunday.

St Kents players being

picked up out of school

by the Crusaders isn’t

a new trend. Crusaders

up-and-comers Eri Enari

and Braydon Ennor both

attended the Auckland

study, he’s excited for the

next opportunity.

Ratcliffe made his New

Zealand Ice Blacks debut

at 17 but has spent the

bulk of his time at the The

Canadian International

Hockey Academy near

Ottawa for four years since

2012.

He then played two years

of junior hockey and is

now set for the imposing

North American university

scene.

It is a long way from the

start he had in the sport.

“We just played on roller

blades on the street where

I lived and we borrowed

school before moving to

Christchurch. The camp,

which is organised in conjunction

with NZ Rugby,

will run at St Andrew’s

College, with the aspiring

players being educated by

Crusaders and provincial

union coaches and development

staff.

At the end of the camp,

a squad of 25 players will

be chosen to travel to

Hamilton and play the

Chiefs under-18 team on

July 14, while another Junior

Knights Development

team will play a Canterbury

Invitational XV in

Christchurch on July 12.

Ratcliffe to make NZ

ice hockey history

some hockey sticks from

some of the other kids and

I just loved it from that

moment on,” he said.

“None of my family

were into ice hockey so we

had to do some research

on where I might be able

to play and of course

found the ice rink here in

Christchurch and the rest

is history.”

Jake follows in the

footsteps of Aucklander

Grace Harrison who

earned a division one ice

hockey scholarship as

a goalie at St Lawrence

University in upstate New

York.


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Thursday July 5 2018 51

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

the tlc experience

TLC Realty will open its doors

this July. TLC Realty is an

independent full service real

estate company servicing the

Christchurch area.

Our mission is to give you, our

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The company’s director, Trish

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Appears every week in

For more information:

Mike Fulham

P 364 7406

E mike@christchurchstar.co.nz

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Selling your property

when you’re splitting up

The end of a relationship is tough

on everyone involved. Some couples

find it hard enough to divide up their

furniture, let alone any joint property.

If you find yourself in this position

and you own a home together, it’s a

good idea to get legal advice on your

rights and responsibilities. If you’re

not keen to engage a lawyer just yet,

your community law centre or Citizens

Advice Bureau can be a good place

to start. The Ministry of Justice and

Community Law also have some useful

information online.

While every situation is different,

most separating couples either jointly

sell the home or one of them decides

to ‘buy out’ the other. Sometimes they

reach an agreement where they continue

to co-own the

property but just

one of them will

live in it.

If you both

decide to put

the property

up for sale, any

proceeds will

be split. Ideally,

this will enable

you both to clear

your share of the

mortgage and help

you start again.

If you decide

selling is the best option, it’s crucial

that you find a real estate agent that

you are both comfortable with. Think

about this from the perspective of the

real estate agent for a minute – even

the happiest couples can disagree

about how to sell a property, so things

can get very tricky for the real estate

agent when they are dealing with a

couple who don’t want to be together.

The real estate agent you choose has to

represent both of you fairly. They must

get agreement from both of you (as

joint owners) before taking any action.

If you can, meet several agents to

find one you can both work with.

Ask them to provide you both with a

current market appraisal, to give you

an indication of the estimated price

Home & Property appears every Thursday, delivered FREE

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For more information and bookings, contact Mike Fulham

M: 021 300 567 E: mike@starmedia.kiwi

Keep focused on the end

goal and be kind.

NEW LISTINGS

range your property is in, and present

a marketing plan. Remember too, that

while you might want to make life hard

for your ex at times, it’s not very smart

to do anything that will jeopardise a

smooth and successful sale. The faster

you can sell your property, and the

greater the price you get for it, the

sooner you can move on.

If you decide that your partner is

going to stay in the house and he will

buy you out, it’s a good idea to get the

property valued. While you can get an

idea from online valuations that take

into account other sales in your area, a

registered valuer will provide you with

a more detailed appraisal. This will

come at a cost, but you may decide it is

worth it for the

peace of mind.

It may also be

useful when

you are talking

to a lender, as

a registered

valuation can

sometimes be

required if you

are refinancing.

Whatever you

agree to do with

the property, you

independently

both need legal advice – and a written

agreement that sets out your separate

rights and responsibilities. This protects

all parties and stops one partner from

lodging a caveat or notice of claim that

will prevent the sale of a property. It

may also be helpful when it comes to

applying for finance, as some lenders

may be wary of unresolved relationship

property issues.

It’s always difficult to set your

emotions to one side in a property

transaction, especially when it involves

such high stakes. Keep focused on the

end goal and be kind.

For independent advice on buying or

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govt.nz.

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Thursday July 5 2018 53

The Star Classifieds

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

Car Parts

TYRES Secondhand,

most szs from $30 - $70

fitted, Also batteries, 217

Waltham Road, 027 476

2404

Cars

$4,001 - $8,000

MITSUBISHI 380 SX,

2007. Red, $8,000 paint,

3.8 V6, 40mpg, spoiler,

17” alloys. Was $18,000

now $6995 , ph 352 5963

Church Notices

The Spiritualist

Church of NZ

41 Glenroy Street

Woolston

SUNDAY SERVICE

7pm

Address

Andy

Mediumship

Andy

AGM Tue 31 July, 7pm

Ph 021-081-43700

CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUALIST

CHURCH

182 Edgeware Road

Sunday Service

7pm

Address

Janet Arthur

Clairvoyant

Janet Arthur

All Welcome

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Sydenham Community

Centre

23/25 Hutcheson St

Address

Debbie

Clairvoyance

Debbie

Sunday 7pm

All Welcome

Phone 349-9749

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm

Address:

Shirley

Clairvoyance:

Teresa

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

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

Community Events

A APPLE MAC, iPAD,

iPHONE, WATCH

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

ALCOHOLICS

ANONYMOUS, If you

want to have a drink thats

your business. If you want

to stop, we can help. Phone

0800 229-6757

Deaths

HILL, Patrick Ronald

Leslie (Muzza),

Unexpectedly passed

on July 1st, 2018, aged

22 years. Much loved

youngest son of Colin and

Malia; best loved little bro

of Roger, Philip, Tiana,

and the late Matthew.

“We have received so

much help and support.

We really want to thank

you.”

Messages may be

addressed to The Family of

the late Patrick Hill, c/- PO

Box 39001, Christchurch

8545. In lieu of flowers,

donations to Lifeline

would be appreciated and

may be made at the service.

A Service to remember

Patrick will be held in

our Westpark Chapel, 467

Wairakei Road, Burnside,

on Monday, July 9, at

2.00pm.

~ Be kind to each other ~

Finance

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Need Cash? FAST, Easy,

Loans. $1k to $100k.

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Payout. Apply online at

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and can provide cash quickly.

Loans from $500 to $20,000

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0800 695 626

or 03 379 7798

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Funeral Directors

• 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

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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

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

Garage Sales

Fundraising

Bazaar

(Do hope in JESUS)

St NiNaNS ChurCh hall

9 Puriri St, riccarton

Saturday, 7th July

9am - 2pm

Delicious Korean

Foods, Furniture,

White Goods,

Kitchenware, Clothes,

Shoes, Books ETC...

The proceeds of the

bazaar will be used

for tuition of the less

fortunate students in Fiji

Nasikawa Vision College

Garage Sales

BISHOPDALE

14 Twyford Street,

Saturday 7th July from

8am to 12 pm.

Garage and household

items.

HALSWELL

2 Astor Place.

Sat from 8am. Garden

tools & accessories,

household goods, tools,

furniture. Cash only

NORTHCOTE

16 LA Perouse Place, Sat

8am - 2pm. Household

goods, womens clothing

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

Gardening

& Supplies

TREE & HEDGE

SERVICES

• Trees removed

• Trees pruned

• Storm damage

• Hedges trimmed

• Free quotes

Ph Justin

021 221 4344

Gardening

& Supplies

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,

good rates, no job too big

or too small, half the price

of a franchise, ph 027 551

4118

Handy Person

Services

Tired of that dripping

tap?Brassed off with

those sticking doors and

windows?Sick of looking

at that broken gate &

fence?Help is at hand!Ph

John on 021 149 0986 for

an obligation free quote to

ease your mind.

Massage

MALE Masseur, relax

massage, waxing for men,

8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756

MASSAGE for mature

men. 7 days.Exp female

Ph / txt 022 638 4980

To Let

CARAVAN RENTAL.

Long term CHCH. Rent

ot own option avail. Ph

9421900 or 021 02779849.

www.habitatcaravans.

co.nz

HOMESITTERS reqd,

pref not wkng/retired.

Lovely homes / pets. Ph

Lisa 03 359 2323 www.

townand countryhomesit.

co.nz

To Let

RENT ME!

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bedroom or office.

no bond required

Fully insulated and double glazed for warmth.

Three convenient sizes from $70 a week:

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World of Wearable Arts

Departs 6th October 2018

2 nights including Premium WOW tickets

$1100.00 pp 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

Tools & Machinery

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

Trades & Services

ROOF REPAIRS

MOSS SPRAYING

366 4141 allroofs.co.nz

PAINTER

Houses Interior/Exterior

27 years exp.

Tidy workmanship

On the spot written

quotes

Ph: 0274 360-298

ROOF

PAINTING

Affordable rope and

harness speciality.

No scaffolding required.

30 years experience.

Call Craig 021 060 2392

PROFESSIONAL

TREE CARE

Tree Pruning, Shrubs, Hedges,

Driveways & Boundary Clearing

Over 25yrs experience

Call Jonathan 027 338 2726

Visit our website

www.justcabins.co.nz

for display cabin locations

www.justcabins.co.nz

Tours

House & Garden

Property Services Ltd

Gutter & down pipe cleaning

Water blasting

• Tree trimming & removal

• Hedge & shrub trimming

• Garden maintenance

• Lawn mowing & care

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

trade price!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

BRICK & BLOCK

LAYING

all restoration work

Trades & Services

and new work plus

foundations, ph 342 9340

or 021 853 033

NO BOUNDARIES BUILDER QUALIfIED

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms,

FURNITURE

Kitchens, Renovations,

Restoration, Repairs, Repairs & Extensions

Custom Build,

Design, Residential,

Commercial.

Free quotes. Discount for

pensioners. Ph Mike 03

980 9771 or 027 2266 930

BUILDER

Ph 322-5677

Exp in all aspects of

or 021 181 5686 building works, home

www.noboundariesfurniture.co.nz

renovations & extensions,

property repairs. Free

EXPERIENCED quote. Ph Stuart 0274

661058

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

CARPET & VINYL

LAYING

30 Years 50 Yrs exp Repairs,

Christchurch Botanic uplifting, relaying,

Gardens. restretching, E mail

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

ALL landscape

work done.

ph John on 0800 003 181

or 027 2407416

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

CARPETLAYER

35yrs experience. Special

rates for seniors. Prompt

service. Ph 021 263 7209

CONCRETE CUTTING

Phone 348 3482 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

CONCRETE CUTTING

AND GRINDING

• Commercial Carpet Cleaning

• Residential Carpet Cleaning

Repair cracks & uneven

surfaces. New concrete

• Upholstery Cleaning

slabs. Small jobs ok. Gary

• Stain & Odor Removal

342-8950 021 529 022

• Tile & Grout Cleaning

ELECTRICIAN

NEED HELP Prompt & reliable

WITH YOUR registered electrician with

CARPET CLEAN? 24 years experience for all

Simply give us a call residential and commercial

on 021 035 8989

work, new housing and

We will get the job done

in a professional way.

switch board replacements

Phone Chris 027 516 0669

• General property

maintenance

• Landscaping

• Painting & plastering

• 25 years experience

Call us today on 021 405 277

for a free no obligation quote.


54 Thursday July 5 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star

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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

Travlon

Coachlines

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 and

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Solutions

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New Builds or Alterations

• Kitchens & bathrooms

• Painting & decorating – interior & exterior

• Roof painting

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• Plumbing & electrical

• Maintenance - complete roof repairs,

leaky homes, weather board replacement,

brickwork

• Window repair & replacement

• Decking, pathways, driveways

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Contact David & the Team on 0800 766 378

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Reliable service, excellent results

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concrete & paving

Carpet binding

DI’S CARPET

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124 Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell

Ph 322 1103 M 027 586 4830

Hours Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm

DECORATORS

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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 | Phone: 03 325 2959

“Wide

Email:

Phone: range

info@travlon.co.nz

03 325 of coaches 2959

Email: and info@travlon.co.nz

buses for

Charter DRIVEWAYS & Tour”

CONCRETE

NEED CONCRETE FOR...

Paths, patios, driveways,

Landscaping projects

We can supply

Mini Readymix Concrete*

* up to 3m loads

Local Rolleston Based,

Most competitive rates around

Ph. 0508 872 672 www.tcltd.nz

10 Railway, Rolleston 7614

-next to Mobil fuel stop

Driveways

• Driveways

• Earthquake repairs

• New Home Specialists

• Patios & Paths

tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

www.affordableconcrete.co.nz

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

www.travlon.co.nz

Exposed Aggregate

Phone: 03 325 2959

Stamped Concrete Plain

Email: info@travlon.co.nz

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

SWAINS KIWI KERB

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

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

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

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


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Thursday July 5 2018 55

Your local guide to our

Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals

To advertise: 379 1100 or star.class@starmedia.kiwi

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 *

LANDSCAPING

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

PLUMBER

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*

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

PAINTING & TILING

• PAINTING • TILING

• PLASTERING

• WALLPAPERING

Phone Kevin Steel

• Interior/Exterior

• New Homes & Repaints

• Quality workmanship assured

• Correct preparation always undertaken

• 20+ years experience

• Earthquake repairs

(Painting/Plastering/Wallpapering/Tiling)

Ph 381 7417 or 027 216 8946

www.facebook.com/kevinsteelpainters&decorators

*conditions apply

call/text 027 245 5100

Freephone: 0508 426 269

junk

0800 586 5626

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

PAINTER

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

PLUMBER

12 years

experience

Serving Christchurch and wider

Canterbury Region with quality

workmanship and service.

24/7 caLLOUT serVice

ROOF REPAIRS

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

landscaping

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

Specializing in:

• Roof Painting

• Interior/exterior

residential

• Small commercial

painting

Noel 027-411-3596

kemp.painters@gmail.com

kemp painters and decorators

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Landscape

Construction and

Garden Maintenance

PAINTERS

Painters and Decorators Ltd

Canterbury Owned and Operated

A husband and wife team

plumber

We offer

free quotes

Quality not

Quantity

Due to Christchurch

chlorinating/fluorinating

water supply and the

potential for contaminated

water from wells I can offer:

Full house micron filter and charcoal filters

with UV sterilisation to eliminate chlorine

taste, any odours and small particles as well

as harmful bugs.

Certified Plumber and Gasfitter servicing

Christchurch and surrounding areas.

Kevin Unsworth

Plumbing LTD

Phone: 021 165 4650

www.kevinunsworthplumbing.co.nz

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Trades & Services

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

Registered.

Domestic & Commercial.

installations. All areas

covered. Ph 021 058 1 644

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. M/S, 8-5. Call Pat

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

7331384.

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

Call 022 643 6450

Email admin@totalelectric.co.nz

After Hours 347 3313

FENCING

25 yrs exp. Fencing, all

styles & gates. Ph Mark

0273 313 223

FENCING & DECKS

All types of fencing and

decking. Free quotes. Ph

Jim 022 137 1920

FENCING

Quality timber fencing -

gates & repairs, ph Ryan

027 951 8892

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.

HANDYMAN/bUILDER

All repairs & maintenance.

Carpentary, tiling,

painting, windows, doors,

spouting, roofing, kitchens

, bathrooms, landscaping.

Free quotes. Ph Ian 021

684-885

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

LICENCED bUILDER

Trade qualified, 9 yrs exp.

All aspects of residential

building - new builds.

alterations & additions,

through to fences & decks.

Contact Simon 021 085

92458

Trades & Services

PAINTING

PLASTERING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family run

business, work guaranteed.

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

exp, same day quotes, ph

Steve 021 255 7968

PLASTER MASONRY

Small jobs ok. 30 yrs

exp. Brick Repairs,

Stucco, Painting, Fixing,

Stopping, Cracks &

Holes, Free quotes. Gary

342-8450 / 021 529 022

PLASTERER

Call Finn the plasterer for

alterations, renovations,

skin coating, holes, cracks,

& cove. 25 yrs exp Canty

born.

Ph 022 0874351

PLASTERER

PAINTING

Exp reliable quality finish.

CompetitIve prices, free

quotes. Ph Gavin 352 2313

or 027 204 3835

PLUMbER

A Top Plumbing job

completed at a fair price,

prompt service, all work

guaranteed, Ph Brian 960-

7673 or 021 112-3492

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

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

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

TILER

Available now, excellent

rates, quality work, call

John for a free quote 021

144 0844

TREE SERvICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

PROFESSIONAL

TREE CARE

Tree Pruning, Shrubs, Hedges,

Driveways & Boundary Clearing

Over 25yrs experience

OvEN CLEANING

Call Jonathan 027 338 2726

Professional cleans WINDOW CLEANING

$50.00. Gift Vouchers Average 3 brm house

avail. Phone 0800 683-

6253 or 027 228-0025

inside or out $40. Both $70

Phone Trevor 344-2170


56 Thursday July 5 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star Classifieds

Vehicles Wanted

CASH/CASH for any

unwanted vehicles, ph

347 9354 or 027 476 2404

CASH/CASH for any

unwanted vehicles, ph

347 9354 or 027 476 2404

Wanted To Buy

WANTED

SLEEP

OUTS

ANYTHING

CONSIDERED

Building Removals

349 9633

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

BOOKS Wanted,old,

anything considered, ph

03 354 1621

EXERCYCLE Phone

322-1149 David

KNITTING Machine

wanted, Brother or similar

, ph 03 354 1621

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

Vehicles Wanted

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle depollution systems

0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz

Situations Vacant

HEAVY TRAFFIC

LICENCE COURSE

INTEREST FREE TIME PAYMENT

(conditions apply)

FROM FULL CAR (Class 1)

TO FULL TRUCK (Class 2)

(Road code & pre-assessment driving training provided)

Courses in Christchurch, Invercargill,

Cromwell & Mosgiel daily.

Other areas by arrangement

“TRAINING TOMORROWS DRIVERS TODAY”

OTHER COURSES/LICENCE

ENDORSEMENTS AVAILABLE ARE:

Class 3, 4 & 5, Vehicle Recovery, Wheels, Tracks,

Rollers, Dangerous Goods

Driving Related Health & Saftey Training

Passenger, Logbook & Load Security Training

DRIVETECH LTD

FREEPHONE 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) OR 03 348 8481

info@drivetech.co.nz | www.drivetech.co.nz

Public Notices

Annual General Meeting

Sunday 8th July 2018 at 3.00pm

All Financial members, please join us

in the Sydenham Lounge

50 Colombo St, Christchurch

- Donna Hughes, General Manager

NOTICES

advertising

Sports, Clubs, Schools, Organisations,

AGMs, Legal Notices, Public Notices,

Family Notices, Births, Deaths,

Memoriams, Birthdays, Weddings,

Anniversaries, Engagements...

For all your important notices,

advertise in The Star, where it will

be seen by 179,000 people every

Thursday.

For professional, helpful service,

Phone 379-7100

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

Situations Vacant

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

Cashmere Area

Mon - Fri

3.15-5.45pm

Burnside Area

Mon - Fri

3pm - 6pm

We are looking for

cleaners to join our

commercial

cleaning team.

You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your own

transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.

Public Notices

STAMP AND

POSTCARD FAIR

The Philatelic Centre

67 Mandeville Street,

Riccarton

Saturday 7th July

9am-12pm

Sellers tables available

Phone 323 7132

Public Notices

CHURCH CORNER

TOY LIBRARY

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 11 July 2018

7.30pm.

If you’re interested in

attending please contact

secretary@cctoylibrary.

org.nz for further details

HOUSE & GARAGE

Cleanout. I’ll pick up for

free.. Ph 021 08439932.

Recycling Man. Charity

for Chch.

Situations Vacant

Positions Available - Christchurch

Crossword Public Solutions Notice

The Star

Fixed Term and Full Time – Shift work opportunities (guaranteed hours)

George Weston Foods (NZ) Limited “GWF” is a quality and customer focused

FMCG that makes some of Australasia’s favourite food. We are renowned in New

Zealand for our iconic bread brands which include Tip Top Bread, Ploughman’s,

Burgen and Big Ben Pies. We value accountability, authenticity, ambition,

collaboration and passion.

Due to a significant increase in production output, we are currently looking to fill a

number of positions across the Christchurch plant. These include:

• Bakery (x 5 roles)

• Breakfast Foods

• Crumb Plant

Minimum requirements to apply for one of these opportunities

• Safety conscious attitude and high focus on personal hygiene/personal

presentation

• Ability to keep up with a physically demanding role (standing for long periods /

lifting up to 20kg)

• Ability to work rostered shifts that can include weekends (including Sundays)

and nights

• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, a medical and MOJ check

• Must have the right to work in New Zealand

• Can communicate in English and basic numeracy skills

• Prior experience in production / baking will be advantage but not required

Due to the high standards of food safety management, there is a very strong focus

on health, personal wellness and safety in all of the roles.

Other: It is our intent to fill these roles by the end of July 2018. The hourly rate is

as per applicable Collective depending on prior experience. Additional hours are

available.

To apply: Email your CV to People and Performance at nzcareers@gwf.com.au

Alternatively, deliver to reception at 584 Wairakei Road, Christchurch.

Applications can also be submitted via the advertisements

on Seek, TradeMe Jobs or via GWF.

For more information on GWF, go to www.gwfbaking.co.nz or www.gwf.com.au


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Thursday July 5 2018 57

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

Auckland Folk/Americana duo GREAT NORTH (Rachel & Hayden Donnell)

play Blue Smoke Get Down Sit Down on Sunday. 4pm.

A ROLLING STONE, 579

Colombo St: Thursday 7pm -

Open Mic. Friday 8pm - Karaoke.

Saturday 8pm - Open Floor Dance

Night with Tribaldiva Belly Dance

Company . Monday 6pm - Quiz.

Tuesday 7pm - Open Mic.

Wednesday 7pm - Trad Session &

Irish Language Lessons.

BARETTA, St Asaph St:

Friday 7pm - Live music; 10.30pm

- DJ. Saturday 9pm - DJ Double

Header.

BLUE SMOKE, Garlands

Rd: Friday 7.30pm - Bad Gin

Sanctuary presents Your Love

Keeps Lifting Me Higher & Higher

fundraising concert, tix $25

@Eventinda. Saturday 8pm - Dave

Dobbyn with support Adam

McGrath, SOLD OUT. Sunday 4pm

- Great North, tix @Eventbrite.

CARLTON, cnr Papanui Rd

& Bealey Ave: Thursday 9pm -

Topia Duo. Friday 10pm - Ctrl Alt

Rock. Saturday 10.30pm - Flat City

Brotherhood. Sunday 5pm - Nick

Lee. Wednesday 8.30pm -

D’Sendantz Duo.

CASHMERE CLUB, 50

Colombo St: Thursday 7pm -

Cashmere Ukulele Players. Sunday

Sessions 4.30pm - Absolut Duo.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO,

Victoria St: Friday 6pm -

Franchise; 9.15pm - Page 28.

Saturday 7pm - Lonesome Sue;

10.15pm - Eddie Simon. Sunday

5.30pm - Katrina Keenan.

DARKROOM, St Asaph St:

Thursday 8.30pm - 28 Birthday

Rotations feat. Dogfish; Slater; and

the Waltham Home Organ Society.

Friday 9pm - Dank Dubs feat.

Midnight Dubs; Akcept;

Messenjah, $10 entry. Saturday

7pm - Eli Matthewson ‘An

Inconvenient Poof’, with support

act Liv McKenzie. Tix @eventfinda;

9pm - Sanctuary presents Dark

Disco 9.

EMPIRE, St Asaph St:

Thursday 9pm - DJ. Friday 10pm -

DJ. Saturday 10pm - DJ.

FAT EDDIES, cnr Hereford

St & Oxford Tce: Thursday

7.30pm - Spotlight on Wayne

Shorter; 10pm - The Mighty

Mighty’s. Friday 6pm - D’Funked;

8.30pm - Sarena & the

Pocketchange; Midnight - The Ali

Diamond All Star Band. Saturday

6pm - Kate Taylor Quartet; 8.30pm

- Gumbo No.5; Midnight - Two

Jacks Make A Right. Sunday 4pm -

Dominic Spiteri Duo.

FINNEGANS IRISH PUB,

PREBBLETON: Friday 8pm -

Traditional Session.

GARDEN BAR CAFE, 110

Marshland Rd: Saturday 6pm -

Rhonda Campbell & John Bevin.

HORNBY WMC, Carmen

Rd: Friday 7pm - Jo’s Karaoke.

Saturday 4.30pm - Andy Gilmour;

8pm - Th’ Art of Cheese.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL,

Gloucester St: Thursday,

Friday 7.30pm - Jekyll & Hyde.

Saturday 6pm - The Music of

Moana performed by Te Vaka.

Tickets @ticketek.

LYTTELTON RECORDS, 650

Ferry Rd: Saturday 6pm - Mali

Mali ‘Azimuth’ album release tour,

tix @UTR.

MAINSTREET SPORTS

BAR, Rangiora: Sunday 3pm -

Jo’s Karaoke.

PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR,

Marine Pde: Friday & Saturday

- Free Pool & Free Jukebox.

RICHMOND WMC, London

St: Saturday 7pm - I Alone.

Sunday 3pm - King Tubbs.

STOCKXCHANGE,

Marshland Rd: Saturday 7pm -

Misfitz.

Another Auckland act... Mali Mali (aka Ben Tolich) celebrates the album

release ‘Azimuth’ at Lyttelton Records on Saturday night. 6pm.

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB,

Lincoln Rd: Friday 9pm - Topia.

Saturday 9pm - Shameless Few.

Wed 7pm - Willie’s Open Mic.

TEMPS HORNBY, Goulding

St: Friday 8.30pm- Dateless n

Desperate RockBand. Saturday

8.30pm - DV8. Wednesday 7pm -

Mickey Rat Karaoke.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR,

Riccarton Rd: Friday - Rocky

Road (traditional & contemporary

Irish). Saturday - The Mucheez.

Monday 7pm - Poker. Tuesday

7pm - Quiz Night. Wednesday -

Karaoke with DJ Chick.

THE MILLER BAR, Lincoln

Rd: Thursday 7pm - Learn to

Rock n Roll. Friday 9.30pm - Don’t

Tell Mama. Saturday 9.30pm -

Wired. Wednesday 8pm - Karaoke

with Lance Kiwi.

THE PAPANUI CLUB,

EMBERS BAR, Sawyers

Arms Rd: Friday 7.30pm - Eddie

Simon. Saturday 7pm -

D’Sendantz.

THE WAVE BAR, Marine

Pde: Thursday 8.30pm - Karaoke.

Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday

8.30pm - Live music.

THROUGH THE DOORS

RADIO SHOW: Saturday 7pm -

Tune into Plains FM 96.9 for the

first of this ten programme show

by nostalgia presenter Paul

Featherstone & panelist Steve Bell

featuring Jim Morrison & the

Doors’ live recordings & historic

interviews. Listen live or podcast

on demand at

www.plainsfm.org.nz

TREVINOS BAR, Riccarton

Rd: Friday 9pm - Reckless Duo.

WOOLSTON CLUB,

Hargood St: Saturday 7.30pm -

Imaginary Friends, gold coin.

WUNDERBAR, Lyttelton:

Thursday 7.30pm - Etheran’s debut

gig feat. VAGVS. Friday 10pm -

Lurk presents Feinz on Toast.


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Lunch & Dinner

• Open daily from 11am • Courtesy Van

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

$17

STARTING

FRIDAY 27th JULY

LUNCH & DINNER

THIS WEEK...

THURSDAY:

LUCKY TREASURE CHEST

FRIDAY:

LUCKY MEMBER DRAW

SUPER RUGBY ON THE BIG SCREEN

7.35PM FRIDAY

CRUSADERS v HIGHLANDERS

• SKY Sport• Pool Tables

• Gaming Room • TAB •

• Shuttle runs Thurs, Fri, Sat night •

BISTRO

new winter

menu OUT NOw

OPEN 5pm-8pm Thurs, Fri, Sat.

BAR MENU available all day

COME DANCING

with Lynne Chaney & friends

This Sunday 8th July, from 1.30pm

Papanui RSA, 55 Bellvue Rd. $2 Entry.

Chalmers

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

CARVERY DINNER $22.50

OPEN FROM 5.30PM

Early Bird Special

5.30pm - 6.30PM FREE DESSERT

SUNDAY NIGHT BUFFET $27

EVERY SUNDAY FROM 5PM-8PM

PERFECT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

& FAMILY EVENTS!

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

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


The Star Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Thursday July 5 2018 59

Christchurch’s only beach side club

What’s On by the beach

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

MEMBERS LUCKY CARD DRAW

LIVE MUSIC : SUNDAY 22 JULY, 3PM

Dine by the Beach

PIERVIEW

RESTAURANT

UPSTAIRS

Open from 5.30pm Fri, Sat,

Sun, and Sunday Brunch

from 10.30am to 2pm.

The

Atarmies

MONTH-END

SUNDAY NIGHT

BUFFET $25pp

Sunday 29th July

from 5.30pm

BOOK NOW!

CLUBBISTRO

DOWNSTAIRS

Open Tuesday to Saturday

12pm - 2pm & from 5pm.

FUNCTION ROOMS | GAMING ROOM | TAB POD

SHUTTLE SERVICE Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat

New Brighton Club - 202 Marine Pde - Ph 388-9416

www.newbrightonclub.co.nz

Members, guests and affiliates welcome

Clubs New Zealand welcome

members, their guests

and affiliate club members.

Entertainment Advertising & News

Jo-Anne Fuller phone 027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi


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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star

PRAGUE LIVING

Dining Table

NOW $

599

Dining Chair

NOW $

150

Large Bookcase

NOW $

899

Bahamas Trundle Bed

Mattresses included!

NOW $

749

VERMONT LOUNGE

3 Seater, 2 Seater, Chair

& Ottoman

3 Seater

NOW $

1099

Shop

Online

Nationwide

Delivery

Finance

Options

targetfurniture.co.nz

Cnr Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch

Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

Offers and product prices advertised here expire 09/07/18.

Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories.


Filigree Body Tin Pukeko

Sculptures

Willow Tree Figurines share sentiment and convey

emotion when words alone won’t do.

$49.99each

Glass Paua Bowls - 3 Sizes

20cm - $39.99 32cm - $59.99 43cm - $79.99

Great range of affordable and “so hot

right now” Foil Embossed Scarves

ready to browse.

Functional and unforgettable LED Light Cushions

$49.99each


Ever wished your blanket had sleeves so you could keep your arms

warm while you’re on your device or drinking your tea? Well, wish

no more because Kanguru brings you... A blanket with sleeves! It

has a handy pocket in the front too. Cosy warmness.

$69.99each

Red Glass Floral Candle Stand

Single $19.99 Triple $49.99 5 Head $79.99

For those with a sarcastic streak or a slightly

subversive funny-bone, you’ll enjoy our huge range of

Sarcastic Coffee Mugs. They come boxed for easy gift

giving too.

$14.99eac

$9.99each

The ‘Ahhh...It’s All Good’ range of soaps and bath bombs

are made here in NZ, smell divine, and look great.


y’ Kitchen & Baking Accessories


se the Full Range in Store.


‘Eggy’ Kitchen & Baking Accessories

Browse the Full Range in Store.

e our stunning range of Crystal Decor Items in either

er or the new Gold look. Make your home look a million

bucks without the Kardashian price tag!

Browse our range of toasty warm Winter Ponchos and Wraps,

featuring faux fur, bold colours, stripes and more. With so many

options you’re bound to find the perfect fit for you!

$19.99pair

NZ-made Comfort Socks for the bedroom or lounge.

Fluffy and warm.

Christopher Vine’s ‘The Mob’ Mug Range features dogs

and cats dressed in their best for your enjoyment. What

good boys and girls!

prices start at just $10.99

up to only $14.99

ery Operated LED Lamp

gle $24.99 Triple $49.99


Discover our

interesting and

quirky range

of cleverly

designed Tin

Wine Bottle

Holders.

$16.99each

Heaps More In Store!

CuppaCoffeeCup aims to provide an alternative to single-use

disposable coffee cups. They feature great artwork from NZ

artists and can be reused many times, and then recycled.

You’ll love the sound of these Beanies with

Bluetooth Headphones. The headphones are

fully featured with great sound, and they

come out for easy cleaning of the beanie.

$49.99each

Whisky Stones chill your

spirits without diluting them.

$29.99each

Four Stores in Christchurch:

Acquisitions - Tower Junction

OPENING SATURDAY 7th July

Tower Junction Mega Centre

Ph 03 - 348 0658

Acquisitions - Eastgate

Eastgate Shopping Centre

Ph 03 - 381 3695

Acquisitions - Hornby

The Hub Shopping Centre

Ph 03 - 595 2290

Acquisitions - Northlands

Northlands Shopping Centre

Ph 03 - 354 5105

Availability, prices, and descriptions correct at time of print.

Product details and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Beanie with Removable LED Torch Light

$44.99each

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