The Star: December 06, 2018

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Circulation 92,573 Thursday, December 6, 2018

GORGEOUS

GEORGE FINDS

NEW HOME

SPCA bids farewell

Triple treats grow older

• By Sophie Cornish

THE THREE bouncing babies

who won hearts in a viral

online video have now grown

into tireless toddlers.

The triplets, Macy, Sadie

and Toby O’Leary will be

17-months-old on Monday

and their mother Sarah says

they are adjusting to life as a

big family.

They are fraternal and were

born less than a minute apart.

Not long after their birth,

a video of the red-headed

trio taken by Hazel&Cass

photographer Cassandra

English went viral online.

It has reached more than

nine million views.

Now, Mrs O’Leary says the

triplets have all gained their

individual personalities and

quirks.

They are three very different

toddlers.”

Toby now has beach

blonde hair, growing out of his

ginger locks, unlike his two

sisters.

“He is very boisterous and

loud. He’s more advanced than

the other two in that he can

walk. Now he can run around,

he wants to play with the big

boys. He’s definitely his father’s

son,” said Mrs O’Leary.

“Sadie is always wanting to

dress up and wear goofy things

on her head, she doesn’t mind

putting on a show in front of

everybody. But out of all three,

she is the more clingy one, that

needs the most attention. She’s

the little one, but if she wants

something, she will fight you

for it.”

•Turn to page 4

PAGE 2 PAGE 3

Beirne

back in

court on

harness

race fixing

charges

HIGH PROFILE Christchurch

businessman Graham Beirne was

back in court again yesterday over

the harness race fixing scandal.

The 71-year-old, who has

previously denied two race fixing

charges, yesterday faced a third

charge in the district court.

Defence counsel Richard Raymond

QC asked for no plea to be

entered on the

new charge.

Beirne

declined to

talk to The

Star yesterday

about the latest

charge: “I’ve got

no comment.”

When he was Graham Beirne

first charged

several weeks ago he said publicly

the “charges were nonsense” and

“race fixing doesn’t happen.”

A suppression order prohibiting

publication of his name lapsed in

October.

Eleven other charges alleging

race fixing – including the drugging

of a horse – were laid in the

district court yesterday as part of

the ongoing police investigation

into corruption in the harness

racing industry.

The investigation has been

led by the National Organised

Crime Organisation, codenamed

Operation Inca. •Turn to page 4

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Maddie back in hospital after kidney scare

• By Emily O’Connell

KIDNEY transplant recipient

Maddie Collins is expecting

to fly to Starship Children’s

Health in Auckland today.

Tests results on Tuesday

showed her kidney function

“wasn’t great” and she had to

SPCA farewells George

Abused and

beaten dog

finally finds a

happy home

• By Sophie Cornish

GEORGE THE staffordshirecross

who was abused and

beaten, finally has a new

home.

He has been adopted after

spending 21 months in the care

of the SPCA, which has been

waiting patiently for a suitable

home for him.

SPCA Christchurch chief inspector

Jamie Hancock said her

team is thrilled for George.

“His new family adore him

and its really sweet to hear how

quickly he has bonded with

them. They’ve already been

following our advice about his

favourite healthy choices, such

as broccoli. It seems the perfect

home was worth the wait,” she

said.

In February 2017, the SPCA

received a complaint that a dog

was being beaten.

The SPCA visited the property

the next day and took possession

of George.

In June, George’s owner

Jade Noanoa, pleaded guilty to

ill-treating an animal. He was

sentenced to three months’ community

detention, ordered to pay

reparations of about $3100 and

was disqualified from owning

dogs for five years.

It was alleged George had been

be admitted to Christchurch

Hospital.

Maddie, 14, of West Melton

was on route to Nelson with her

grandmother Elaine Manson

when her mother Sarah Manson-

Collins received the results.

The pair drove back immediately

and Maddie has since

GORGEOUS: George gives

SPCA senior inspector

Sam Cairns a kiss goodbye

after a 21-month wait for

adoption.

kicked, punched, strangled,

beaten with weapons, shot at

with a BB gun and verbally

abused.

The SPCA said it won’t be

revealing who is George’s new

owner. He is doing “really well

and is very relaxed.”

“He’s met the entire extended

family, he even went to a rest

home for a visit and was a star,

been under observation.

Maddie, who suffers from the

kidney disease nephrotic syndrome,

underwent a successful

kidney transplant in January.

Mrs Manson-Collins said

they are unsure what is going

on with her kidney and they

hope they will be able to “get to

loved all the attention and even

had a nap on the couch. He’s

loving his car rides and has been

the bottom of it” at Starship.

“She’s great, she’s a wee bit

scared if I was honest,” she said.

Mrs Manson-Collins is

unsure of how long they will

be in Auckland for but says

Maddie will need to undergo

further testing and maybe a

biopsy.

visiting the local park,” George’s

new owner told The Star,

through the SPCA.

in brief

Fire rages, homes at risk

Man in court after

show ticket thefts

A man will appear in the district

court on Wednesday over the

theft of tickets to Show Biz

Christchurch’s Les Miserables

show. Joseph Burt, 28, has been

charged with receiving 30 Les

Miserables tickets and 180 Hoyts

movie tickets, which were stolen

from Star Media in Addington

in a hole-in-the-roof burglary

in August. The tickets were later

sold online.

Tea kiosk exhibition

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Triple treats

grow older

•From page 1

“And Macy is the sweet,

patient one. She will wait patiently

for things and is cuddly,

quiet and enjoys playing by

herself.”

Along with

the triplets,

Sarah and

her husband

Fionn are

kept busy

with two

other boys,

Olly, 6, and

Archy, who is

almost three-years-old.

The Hoon Hay family often

get stopped in public by people

asking questions about the

large family, or just to admire

then.

“I get a lot of comments from

people saying about how busy

I must be. A lot of older ladies

are amazed by the girls with

their bright red hair and blue

eyes. Even older men stop me

to tell me stories about their

family trees or a friend of a

friend who had triplets.”

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More charges laid in Operation Inca

•From page 1

Widespread suppression orders

remain in place for many of the

people charged.

A North Canterbury man in

his 50s, a driver, appeared yesterday,

facing one race fixing charge,

alleging that a substance was

administered to a horse to gain

an advantage at a race meeting

earlier this year. He is charged

with conspiring with one of the

other defendants to fix the race.

The latest charges are against

nine people. Four charges allege

drug transactions and eight allege

race fixing. At least one of

the new charges of race fixing

was laid as an alternative to an

earlier charge, defence counsel

James Rapley told the court, Stuff

reported.

Some cases are remanded without

plea but many now have pleas

of not guilty and elections of trial

by jury. The cases going to trial

are remanded to March 25 for a

case review hearing.

Andrew Stuart has pleaded not

guilty to five race fixing charges.

Suppression orders covers eight

of the names of those involved,

the nature of some charges, and

the summaries of facts relating to

the race fixing charges.

For four of those involved,

SCANDAL: A major police investigation into race fixing is

continuing.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

name suppression was refused in

the district court, but it has been

appealed to the High Court. That

appeal hearing was due to be

heard next week, but it has now

been delayed to February 7, Stuff

reported.

The cases were called yesterday

to progress some of them

through to a hearing on January

29, and then most are also arranged

to carry on to the case

review hearing – the next step in

the trial process.

•Horse trainer Nigel Raymond

McGrath faces one race fixing

charge. He is remanded to the

case review.

The man who has been

newly charged was remanded

to March 25 on one race-fixing

charge and granted interim suppression

until that date, when the

issue will be argued if it is to be

continued.

•Brent Stephen Wall, 47, who

was charged in the North Island,

was remanded straight to the

March 25 date when the case

was transferred and he did not

appear at court in Christchurch

for yesterday’s session. He faces a

race fixing charge.

•Defence counsel Phil Shamy,

appearing for Elie Georges Sawma,

42, a Papanui hairdresser,

said his client was not actually

part of the Operation Inca investigation,

but pre-trial arguments

would cover the same issues as

other defendants. His case on

charges of supplying ecstasy and

cocaine has been dealt with at

the Operation Inca hearings so

far, and he is again remanded to

the same case review session in

March.

•Nigel Raymond McGrath,

a 44-year-old horse trainer, of

Rolleston, appears on one race

fixing charge. He is remanded to

the case review.

•Andrew Douglas Stuart, 42, or

Loburn, now appears on five race

fixing charges after two more

charges were laid on Wednesday.

He has pleaded not guilty, elected

trial by jury and all charges have

been remanded to the case review

hearing in March.

All the defendants are on

bail.

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Road carnage continues

• By Sophie Cornish

A HORRIFIC crash which killed

two people is the second fatality

following a police pursuit in less

than three weeks.

Two passengers, a man and

a woman, were killed when the

car they were in smashed into

a power pole near the corner

of Breezes and Cuthberts Rds,

around 2.30am yesterday.

Another

passenger,

a man, was

taken to

Christchurch

Hospital with

moderate

injuries. The

Lane Todd

names of the

deceased are

likely to be

released today.

Police had attempted to stop

the vehicle on Breezes Rd minutes

before the crash.

Canterbury Metro Superintendent

Lane Todd said yesterday

police followed the vehicle for

less than a minute before selfabandoning

the pursuit, due

to the dangerous nature of the

driving.

Shortly after the vehicle was

found crashed.

Stuff reported yesterday that

a man who survived the crash

WRECK: Two people died following a single car crash in

Aranui yesterday morning.

was yelling to police to get his

pregnant partner out of the

wreckage.

A nearby resident who heard

the crash said the man was yelling

“get her out, my partner’s in

the car I think she’s knocked out

and she’s pregnant.”

Police would not confirm

yesterday whether the deceased

woman was pregnant.

On November 16, 18-year-old

Alexia Noble-Hazelwood was

killed when the car she was in

crashed, after it attempted to

evade police. The car crashed

through a fence and into a tree

and building near the entrance

to Christchurch East School in

the central city.

Darrin Stewart, 18, has been

charged with causing Miss

Noble-Hazelwood’s death by

the unlawful act of dangerous

driving.

He is also charged that having

been involved in an accident

where a person was killed, he

failed without reasonable excuse

to stop and ascertain whether

anyone had been injured.

He is also charged with reckless

driving causing injury to

three other people.

He will appear again in the

High Court in February.

Superintendent Todd encourages

anyone signalled to stop by

police to do just that.

The crash was a tragic

outcome that nobody wants . . .

it is not worth putting your life,

your passenger’s life, or anyone

else’s life at risk,” he said.

• By Sophie Cornish

POLICE BELIEVE a man who

was brutally stabbed outside a

dairy was known to his attacker.

The 45-year-old, who was taken

to Christchurch Hospital with

critical wounds on Tuesday, is

now in a stable condition.

Detective Sergeant James

Simpson said yesterday that police

were yet to formally interview the

victim, but they believed the pair

knew each other.

He said there was “more than

one” stab wound.

Owner of the Keyes Rd dairy

in North New Brighton, Sammie

Zhu, told The Star the victim is a

regular customer, who had been

at the dairy prior to the stabbing.

Local

News

Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

ATTACK: A

45-year-old

was stabbed

near this dairy

on Tuesday.

Stabbing victim

likely knew attacker

He came back into the dairy

asking for help after he had been

stabbed.

It took at least two hours to

clean up the blood around the

shop on Tuesday night, Mr Zhu

said.

Blood stains were still visible on

the footpath yesterday morning.

Mr Zhu said a teacher from

nearby Rawhiti School was in the

dairy at the time and provided

first-aid assistance.

Rawhiti School principal Liz

Weir said a number of staff ended

up helping.

“I’m proud of them. Our

staff have first-aid training and

we assume they would use it

in the school, not out in the

community,” she said.

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Stonewood Homes court

action still months away

• By Daisy Hudson

IT WILL be at least another few

months before any progress is

made in the court battle over the

collapse of Christchurchbased

Stonewood Homes.

Queenstown Mayor Jim

Boult, a former director

of the failed construction

company, is facing

claims of more than $28

million over allegations

of reckless trading. He

denies the claims.

A High Court

spokeswoman confirmed

a teleconference was held

last Thursday. Another

was scheduled for

February 21 next year.

Mr Boult, a former

chief executive of

Christchurch Airport, is

yet to confirm if he would take

another tilt at the mayoralty, with

local government elections set

to be held in October. Mr Boult

and former Stonewood managing

director Brent Mettrick are being

pursued by liquidators Rhys Cain

and Rees Logan.

High Court records show

Mr Boult and Mr Mettrick

are accused of three counts

of breaching their duties as

Jim Boult

Brent

Mettrick

directors under the Companies

Act 1993.

The claim also alleges Mr

Boult is liable to repay hundreds

of thousands of dollars in

directors’ fees because

his remuneration for

two companies was not

properly authorised, fair,

or added to the interests

register.

The breaches of

directorship duties relate

to claims the pair allowed

companies to continue

trading while insolvent,

that Mr Boult “actively

dissuaded” Mr Mettrick

from accepting another

offer to buy the company

while he was making offers

at the same time, and that

the men put their personal

interests above the best

interests of the companies.

Mr Boult and Mr Mettrick

both deny the claims, with Mr

Boult saying he acted in “good

faith” as a director.

Stonewood went into

receivership on February 22,

2016, owing unsecured creditors

$15 million. About 110 home

buyers were affected. It was later

placed into liquidation.

- Mountain Scene

Anglican same-sex marriage

opponents open new church

• By Matt Slaughter

A NEW church has opened

for people who split from the

Christchurch Anglican Diocese

after its decision to allow

same-sex marriages.

The newly re-branded All

Saints Church had its first

service on Sunday at the Palmer

Funeral Chapel on Harewood

Rd.

The service was led by former

St Stephen’s Anglican Church

vicar Jay Behan,

who was a guest

preacher. He said

the service was attended

by almost

50 people and was

“a good, positive

Andy

Carley

get-together.”

Rev Behan

stepped down

from St Stephen’s

in May, telling The Star he

was saddened by the synod’s

decision to embrace same-sex

marriage, as his congregation

had not “been able to come to

an arrangement where, in good

conscience, we can move forward

together.”

Former St Paul’s Anglican

Church vicar Andy Carley gave

BREAK AWAY: The new All Saints Church held its first

service at the Palmer Funeral Chapel on Sunday.

his last service at the church on

Sunday and will now step in as

the leader of All Saints Church.

The St Paul’s congregation

voted in May to stay with the

Anglican Diocese, in spite of its

new stance on same-sex marriage,

with 70 per cent voting in

favour of the status quo.

The decision to allow samesex

marriages was criticised

by Rev Carley, who previously

called the move “a step in the

wrong direction.”

Armed with a new logo and

name, All Saints is calling its

church “a new expression of

Anglicanism.”

Rev Carley refused to

talk to The Star about the new

church.

Said Christchurch Anglican

Diocesan manager Edwin

Boyce: “We recognise their

desire to begin a new ministry

and we wish them well.”


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Thursday December 6 2018 7

Committee overhaul at council

• By Julia Evans

David East

THE WAY city councillors do

their jobs is being overhauled to

give them more time to spend in

their communities.

A report will be considered by

the city council today that proposes

a streamlining of its committees

– including removing the

strategic capability committee

altogether.

The finance

and performance

committee

could

also become a

whole council

committee and

a new chief

executive performance

and

employment

committee may be established.

There are currently 17 different

city council committees as well

as regional and joint committees.

The mayor and council have

identified several issues associated

with the current committee structure,

which impact on the effectiveness

of the decision-making

processes,” the report said.

More than 80 per cent of

reports that go to the finance and

performance committee, also go

to the city council.

“This repetition is perceived to

ORGANISATION: The city council is overhauling its

committee structure to reduce the number of reports

councillors have to read.

be a misuse of valuable time,” the

report said.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel called

for a restructure in the Long

Term Plan.

Ms Dalziel said it was to ensure

that the $500 million capital

programme got a high level of

oversight.

“By adding new terms of

reference to the finance and performance

committee, making it

a committee of the whole council

and giving it power to act, it

will replace one of the monthly

council meetings and ensure

in-depth oversight of the core

critical projects, while providing

discipline around the rest of the

programmes.”

Ms Dalziel said a benefit would

be that all city councillors will

be involved and decisions will be

made only once.

“Rather than referred as recommendations

to the council as

is the current arrangement.”

Issues include subject overlap

between committee agendas and

confusion about which committee

should deal with issues, a

high volume of reading, finding

enough time for meetings and

providing enough city council

staff to support each committee.

There has been a 54 per cent

increase in reports over the last

four years and a “significant

increase” in resolutions.

“Committee commitments

contribute to a lack of time for

elected members to fulfil their

community representation and

liaison roles,” it said.

Residents’ associations canvassed

by The Star yesterday,

including in Northshore, the

central city and Linwood, said

they were happy with the presence

of their elected members.

But Somerfield Residents’

Association chairwoman Julie

Tobbell said it was “great idea” if

it meant they could be out more.

“It would be lovely if they had

more time and were more prevalent

in the community,” she said.

City councillor David East,

who is on the strategic capability

committee, supported the move.

He said “at times” the amount

of reading and commitments to

committee meetings had been an

issue.

Cr East also said streamlining

the finance committee was

important, as all councillors

should be involved in spending

decisions.

It comes at a time when the

strategic capability committee

approved the new city council

“no surprises” protocol for

elected members.

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Rider airlifted

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A 21-YEAR-OLD man was

airlifted to hospital in a serious

condition after falling off a bike

at the Christchurch Adventure

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St John spokeswoman Ngaire

Jones said it was called to the

park about 4.15pm on Tuesday.

The man was taken to

Christchurch Hospital in a serious

condition.

A Christchurch Adventure

Park spokeswoman said yesterday

the accident happened on

Lord of the Possums trail.

The trail is an intermediate

level trail for competent mountain

bike riders.

It was the second time this

year a rescue helicopter had been

called to the park, she said.

Yesterday marked the one year

anniversary of $24 million park

reopening following the Port

Hills fires.

It was closed for 10 months after

suffering extensive damage in

fires last February, closing eight

weeks after it first opened.

The park’s chairlift tow rope

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ews

Pneumonia: It strikes when

Pneumonia can strike

anywhere, anytime, and

can kill the young, old,

weak and strong alike.

Julia Evans reports

TIM SINTES has been in

bed living off a diet of english

breakfast tea and Kurols cough

drops for the past five weeks.

It’s a big change for the 67-yearold

former fisherman, who can

normally be found surfing,

gardening or tinkering in his

shed.

But Mr Sintes, who is deputy

chairman of the Coastal-

Burwood Community Board,

has been “knocked for six” by a

severe case of pneumonia.

It’s landed him in hospital

twice.

The day before it happened,

I was riding my mountain bike

over Rapaki with my daughter.

The next day, I woke up and I

thought I just had hay fever, I

had a blocked nose and that was

about it,” Mr Sintes said.

He started to shake and shiver

– the next morning he went to

the doctor.

“One listen to the croak in

my chest and he said ‘you’ve got

quite severe pneumonia’. I went

straight to get an x-ray and then I

was admitted to hospital.”

It went downhill from there.

“I just kept getting worse.

At first we thought it was

legionnaries, I’d just redone the

lawns.”

Every year Mr Sintes’ hosts

a community Christmas

celebration at his Southshore

home and was relaying the lawn

for the occasion.

“But I’d been wearing a mask

when I was doing the lawn . . .

they worked out it was a bacterial

infection that caused the

pneumonia, but nobody knows

how I got it.”

Mr Sintes said he knew nothing

about pneumonia before, but now

he is an expert.

“I did not realise the

ON THE MEND: Coastal-Burwood Community Board deputy chairman Tim Sintes has

been in bed for five weeks with a severe case of pneumonia.

seriousness of it. When people

would say to me they’ve got

pneumonia, I would think it was

just a bit like having the flu,” he

said.

There were moments he

thought he would never breathe

again when his lungs felt like

they were compressing in on

themselves.

“I was on oxygen in a severe

state for three days. I couldn’t

breathe and the bed was

wringing wet from me sweating

so much. One night I had the

most intense hallucinations.

They were in 3D colour. It was

horrible,” he said.

“You feel very vulnerable.

Usually I’m too busy to be sick.”

He was discharged from

hospital and felt like he was on

the mend.

“I felt better and I thought,

wow, I can do all these things.

Since I didn’t feel too bad, I

thought good, it was all over,” he

said.

Soon he was back in the surf,

mowing the lawns and just about

at the end of his first course of

antibiotics.

There were about three or

four days where I couldn’t quite

believe it, I felt alive again.

One day I mowed the lawns, the

next day I was out for a coffee in

Sumner and I started feeling not

too good again,” Mr Sintes said.

His wife Jan suggested he go to

hospital.“The aches and shakes

were back and I thought, ‘no, I

don’t want to go to hospital’. But

I had to tell my wife to ring the

ambulance.”

He ended up spending another

six days in hospital.

‘I was on oxygen in a severe state for three days.

I couldn’t breathe and the bed was wringing

wet from me sweating so much. One night I had

the most intense hallucinations. They were in 3D

colour. It was horrible’ – Tim Sintes

Mr Sintes was discharged from

hospital for the second time 10

days ago.

The pneumonia had spread to

his other lung. “That taught me

a lesson. Listen to your doctor

when they say you need to rest. I

didn’t think it was much, I didn’t

think of the consequences and

now I’ve been sick for five weeks.”

After losing 8kg, Mr Sintes

believes he may be on the road to

recovery and has been getting his

appetite back.

“I’m so cautious now. I don’t

want to go backwards again.”

Although most people are

lamenting the cold start to

summer, Mr Sintes said it has

been great.

“It would be torture if I had

to lie here and it was sunny. I

enjoy life so much. Believe me,

this weather has been bad for

everyone except me.”

Six weeks ago, Mr Sintes

had an accident with a

chainsaw and cut his leg. Two

weeks later he was back out

surfing. “It’s hard to believe you

can be right two weeks after

being cut by a chainsaw, but

you can be knocked for six by

something like this.”

But the cause of his pneumonia

remains a mystery.

“It’s the strangest feeling.

I’m the kind of person that

needs explanations and needs a

reason, but this time it could be

anything,” he said.

Mr Sintes said people had

asked if it was related to stress

from his city council work and

the code of conduct investigation

he and Coastal Ward city

councillor David East, Coastal-

Burwood Community Board

chairwoman Kim Money and

Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board member

Darrell Latham are facing over

their comments alleging city

council staff tampered with the

District Plan, which affected

property owners in flood prone

areas.

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a stress kind of person. My way

of relaxing is being busy, that’s

different.”

Raising the issue has been a

“weight off my shoulders,” he

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Thursday December 6 2018 9

you least expect it

• By Julia Evans

PNEUMONIA IS an infection

of the lungs, usually caused by

bacteria or a virus, and is often

triggered by a cold or flu.

It causes inflammation of the

air sacs in one or both lungs

when your immune system is

overwhelmed and you can’t fight

off the bug causing the infection.

When infection sets in, the air

sacs in one or both lungs fill with

pus and fluids, making breathing

difficult.

Anyone can develop

pneumonia but the risk is greater

in babies and children aged four

and under and in adults over 65.

Adults who have a chronic lung

condition, weakened immune

system, drink excessively, smoke

or are in hospital are also prone.

In children, the risk of

pneumonia is increased by

premature birth, poor nutrition,

low birth weight, not being

breast-fed, exposure to tobacco

smoke, lack of insulation and

heating at home or living in

damp, mouldy or overcrowded

conditions.

Symptoms include coughing

(often with yellow or green

ILLNESS: Last year there were 124 deaths in Canterbury

caused by pneumonia.

coloured phlegm), mild or

high fever, shaking and chills,

shortness of breath, increased

effort to take a breath, low energy

and fatigue, loss of appetite,

headache, and chest pain that

gets worse when you breathe

deeply or cough.

But most mild cases of

pneumonia can be treated at

home with rest, plenty of fluids

and antibiotics.

The Ministry of Health advises

resting as much as possible in an

upright position, drinking plenty

of fluids, antibiotics as prescribed

and avoiding smoking or passive

smoking. Taking medications,

such as paracetamol or ibuprofen,

if required can help relieve pain

and fever.

However, hospital admission

is recommended for babies,

young children and older adults,

and for people who have severe

pneumonia.

•Canterbury District Health Board data shows in 2017

to 2018, there were 1736 patients admitted with

pneumonia and 124 deaths

•In 2016 to 2017, there were 1585 admissions and 104

deaths

•In 2016 to 2015, there were 1442 admissions and 95

deaths

•In 2015 to 2014, there were 1416 admissions and 109

deaths

•In 2013 to 2014, there were 1353 admissions and 115

deaths

The Canterbury District Health

Board recorded 1736 admissions

and 124 deaths from pneumonia

in 2017-2018.

CDHB executive director

planning, funding and decision

support Carolyn Gullery said

there has been an “increased

number” of people being

diagnosed with pneumonia.

“This may reflect both greater

prevalence and improved

recording of data about the

condition. Pneumonia is affected

by a wide range of factors,

including respiratory diseases

which are prevalent.”

The mortality rate varies a

little, but remains in line with

population growth, she said.

It can take about six months to

fully recover. In a week

the fever should be gone;

within four weeks chest

pain and mucus should have

reduced; and in six weeks the

cough or breathlessness should

have also reduced.

But it will take about three

months for most symptoms to

disappear, although there may

be continued signs of fatigue. In

six months most people will feel

back to normal.

Prevention methods include

the flu vaccination, regularly

washing hands, not smoking as it

damages the lung’s ability to fight

infection, staying rested and fit,

staying home when you’re sick

and avoiding people who have a

cold or the flu.

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The Christchurch City Council is

pleased to announce the recipients

of the 2018 Civic Awards

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- Car boot Sale

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- Kids face painting for

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Maan Alkaisi

for community service and public

advocacy

Ken Clearwater

for services to male survivors of

sexual abuse

Pat Duggan and Paul O’Connor

for services to ANZAC Day

Ruth Gardner

for community service

Coleen Dunlop

for community service

Jillian Lord

for services to social history

Bob Shearing

for community service

Pauline Mohi

for services to public health

Katherine Peet

for services to public education

Stephen Phillips

for community service

Maurice White Native Forest

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Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star

SUNDAY

Christmas With

the Cathedral

Singers and

Brass

The Transitional Cathedral,

Latimer Square, 2-4pm,

free

Enjoy an afternoon of Christmas

music with the Cathedral Singers

and Cathedral Brass. All the old

favourites and some new ones,

plus the chance to sing along.

Take an afternoon off from the

stresses of the season.

FRIDAY

SummerTimes

Launch

124 Oxford Tce, 4.30-7.30pm, free

event

Celebrate summer in the city with free live

music and a sausage sizzle. The bands will

start at 5.15pm, so let the sounds of Hawaiian

Maiden and the Dusty Hustle take you into

the weekend.

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SUNDAY

Carols at

Riccarton Bush

Riccarton Bush, Fendalton,

6.30-8pm, free

A fun-filled night of singing Christmas

Carols with the Addington Brass. This will

be an event for the whole family.

SATURDAY

New Brighton Seaside Christmas

Parade

40 Brighton Mall, New Brighton, 10am-2pm

Meet Santa on the beach and watch a fun community parade, shop

around at the Seaside Market for your Christmas gifts and catch

some great entertainment. Santa will meets the kids in his grotto.

The big man is expected to arrive by boat at 10.15am.

FRIDAY

The Twilight

Fete

Rangiora A&P Showgrounds,

156 Ashley St, Rangiora,

5-9pm. Adults $5, children $1

(aged 5-15), pre-schoolers free

A fun night out for all, with stalls,

entertainment and food. There

will be some old favourites as well

as some new and exciting stalls.

The entertainment has also been

expanded to include some rides,

and a Fun HQ which will be filling

the pavilion with inflatables galore.

There will be an ATM onsite. This

event is alcohol free.

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Thursday and Friday

Leighs Construction

Outdoor Cinema

The Arts Centre, 2 Worcester Boulevard,

5-10.30pm, free

The Arts Centre is celebrating summer with another

series of outdoor cinema events for the whole family.

There will be two sessions, with a family-friendly film

at 5.30pm and a film for general audiences at 8pm.

A gold coin donation would be appreciated and all

proceeds will be put towards the restoration of the

Arts Centre.

Christchurch West Melton Water Zone Committee

Storminators and jellyfish latest tools in stormwater sting

Arapata Reuben, Chair of the

Christchurch West Melton Water

Zone Committee

The latest Christchurch

West Melton Zone Committee

meeting was held on an

appropriately drizzly October night

at the of University of Canterbury

(UC), and we were pleased to have

members of

the public join us.

This was our chance to experience

first hand some of the UC stormwater

treatment systems in place on campus

and to grapple with the range of

potential solutions on offer to help

manage water quality.

The Christchurch West Melton Water Zone Committee

is a community led committee supported by councils.

UC has identified that their on-campus

waterways are increasingly degraded

by stormwater events. Students are

currently undertaking projects to

address the issue of dissolved metal

pollutants flowing directly from roof

run off into campus waterways.

UC’s experimental modules are

helping students understand how

living roofs can reduce contaminants

from stormwater and reduce

stormwater volumes.

A second key project being

investigated by UC students is the

Storminator, a simple retrofittable

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solution that removes over 90% of

dissolved metals directly from roof run

off as it passes through the downpipes.

We also learned about the state

of the art Jellyfish underground

stormwater treatment system which

uses ‘tentacles’ to catch and remove

pollutants.

After the onsite visit the group

returned to the lecture theatre to

hear from Christchurch International

Airport Company (CIAL) about the

comprehensive stormwater design and

maintenance programme CIAL operate

under and the ongoing stormwater

protection education program they

take all tenants and operators through.

Be a stormwater superhero

Stormwater is water that runs off the

land into our gutters. It flows untreated

into our waterways and out to sea. On

its journey it picks up a whole heap of

nasty bits and pieces that end up in

our rivers and streams. So, put on your

Superhero cape and do your bit to help

clean up our waterways – visit

ecan.govt.nz/stormwater for some

handy tips.


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Thursday December 6 2018

News

Fizzy drink out,

fruit and veges in

• By Julia Evans

IT COULD be a lot harder to find

ice cream, lollies, hot chips and

fizzy drinks at city council events

and facilities.

A new healthy food and drink

policy could begin being phased

in across city council events and

facilities, such as pools and cafes,

from April.

It was approved by the social,

community development and

housing committee yesterday and

will now be approved by the city

council.

The policy could affect recreation,

sport facilities and library,

events, city council leases and

sponsorships.

However, it will be a “transitionary”

process rather than a

“prescriptive” one and would be

complete by 2022, a report said.

The proportion of healthy

options including fruit and

vegetables, milk and nuts, will be

increased. While unhealthy food

and drink will be either removed

entirely or reduced.

Sugary drinks will be “ultimately

eliminated” as part of the policy.

The policy said a lot of people

consider council events and facilities

“special occasions” so may

POLICY: A new city

council scheme could see

unhealthy food phased out

from facilities, such as the

QE II Sport and Recreation

Centre.

be more inclined to want less

healthy foods – so most would

not be removed entirely.

Contracts at city council facilities

will have to be renegotiated to

take the policy into consideration.

“However, it is not considered

realistic to unduly constrain any

potential food and beverage provider

to completely exclude certain

food or beverage types (such

as white bread or ice-creams),”

the report said.

It would not apply to non-council

run events and would have a

“minor” impact on revenue.

It will affect vending machines

most, which currently have 90 per

cent unhealthy food and 80 per

cent drinks.

OF ALL the things I expected to

deal with as a stay-at-home-dad,

Vittoria being mean to another

baby was not one of them.

Maybe that was a foolish assumption,

I don’t know, I’ve only

got the one kid remember.

What are you supposed to do

in that situation? And what is the

other parent supposed to do?

Is there a book on this?

On Tuesday I took Vittoria to a

Plunket playgroup in Papanui on

the advice of a fellow full-time

dad.

It was an enjoyable morning,

the sun was out and there was

plenty of toys and other kids for

Vittoria to play with.

During the course of her rambling

about exploring, she went

inside and sat next to another

wee lass, only a couple of months

younger than her who was playing

with a book.

So, naturally, she steals said

book off the poor kid.

The other baby’s mum was

really good about it, even told her

daughter to share.

However, Vittoria was not satisfied

with just taking her book.

Oh no, she started grabbing

anything this kid was holding,

ignoring my vain pleas for her to

desist or share.

Eventually the other baby got

VITTORIA

& Matt

ELEVATED: Vittoria getting

a unobstructed view of

Mother Goose and other

classic floats at Sunday’s

Santa Parade.

sick of Vittoria’s shtick and went

to grab her book back.

Vittoria promptly hit her in the

head with it.

I was mortified, I’d never seen

her hit anyone else before (she’s

hit me heaps, but not in anger).

The wee lass started crying

and I profusely apologised to the

Local

News

Now

The Star

Learning to share stuff

Fire rages, homes at risk

mum and told Vittoria off – but I

don’t know if I did enough?

Vittoria’s had bigger kids do

similar to her and I didn’t know

what I should have done then

either. Other people’s kids seem

like a minefield topic.

Either way, I took Vittoria back

outside to where there were older

kids than her so she couldn’t

course anymore grief.

I suppose I’ll get better at this,

I really don’t think I want a bully

for a daughter, regardless of how

dang cute she is.

In a much nicer update, we

took Vittoria to the Santa Parade

over the weekend.

I’m stoked the old floats like

Mother Goose and the Haunted

House are still about. I haven’t

been to a parade in quite a few

years so it was cool to see the

old classics and share them with

Vittoria.

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The Star

A glimpse of

Xinjiang

News

The Chinese people often say: “One does

not know how vast and beautiful China

is until one visits Xinjiang.” Where is

Xinjiang and what makes it different

from other parts of China? Here are

some outstanding facts of the Xinjiang

Uygur Autonomous Region (also called

Xinjiang for short) which may help

people have some basic idea about this

mysterious land of China.

First, it has vast land. Situated in the

border area of northwest China and the

hinterland of the Eurasian Continent,

it occupies an area of 1.6649 million

sq km and is the largest Chinese

administrative division (altogether

China has 23 Provinces, 5 Autonomous

Regions, 4 Municipalities and 2 Special

Administrative Regions). It has a land

border of 5,600 km bounded by eight

countries. Considering the size of the

region – it makes up 1/6 of all of China’s

land area, there is no doubt that Xinjiang

offers not only the most beautiful

scenery in all of China, but also the

most diverse landscapes: from one of

the world’s largest deserts to one of the

world’s largest mountain ranges.

Second, it is home to all of China’s 56

ethnic groups. The Uyghur, Han, Kazakh

and Hui living in Xinjiang each has a

population of over 1m, with the Uyghurs

accounting for about 48 per cent and

the Hans accounting for about 37 per

cent of the entire population. Xinjiang

highlights the beauty of China with its

ethnic harmony.

In 1955, the system of regional ethnic

autonomy was implemented, providing

a strong institutional guarantee for the

ethnic groups of Xinjiang to exercise

their right of autonomy, administer

their own local affairs, and participate

as equals in administering state affairs.

Chairperson of the autonomous region,

governors of autonomous prefectures,

and heads of autonomous counties

are all citizens from the ethnic groups

exercising regional autonomy. In 1950,

there were only about 3,000 ethnic

minority officials in Xinjiang. In 2016,

this number reached 91,076, accounting

for 40 percent of the region’s total.

Third, traditional ethnic cultures are

well protected in Xinjiang. Xinjiang is

a multilingual region with around 20

different spoken and written languages.

Schools use the standard Chinese

language and the languages of their

respective ethnicities to implement

bilingual education. Newspapers, books,

and e-publications are published in six

languages. Xinjiang is rich in cultural

heritage. By the end of 2017 Xinjiang

had 9,542 cultural heritage sites, of

which six were World Heritage sites, 113

were key national sites. Uygur Muqam

of Xinjiang and the Kirgiz epic Manas

were registered on the “UNESCO

Representative List of the Intangible

Cultural Heritage of Humanity”.

Fourth, different religions coexist in

Xinjiang. The major religions are Islam,

Buddhism, Protestant and Catholic

Christianity, and Taoism. Xinjiang has

112 religious organizations. There are

24,400 mosques, i.e. more mosques per

person than in many other parts of the

world. It has published translations of

the religious classics of Islam, Buddhism,

and Christianity in multiple languages.

People enjoy freedom of religious belief.

Unfortunately, under the influence of

international terrorism and religious

extremism the number of violent

terrorist attacks had been on the rise in

parts of the region over a period of time.

In 2009, the July 5 riot in Urumqi killed

197, injured more than 1,700. To ensure

citizens’ right to freedom of religious

belief, Xinjiang has worked hard to

combat terrorism and extremism. Now

Xinjiang is generally stable, with the

situation under control and improving.

In the past 22 months, no violent

terrorist attacks have occurred and the

number of criminal cases has dropped

significantly.

Fifth, committed to the progress of

Xinjiang and its people, the Chinese

Central Government has pooled the

strength of the nation to develop the

region. Over the past 60 years, the

state’s financial grants to Xinjiang

totaled almost RMB 1.7 trillion.The

state had encouraged intellectuals and

technical professionals to go to work

in Xinjiang, fostering a generation of

builders who have been hard-working

and pioneering and took roots in the

border areas. With hefty state funds,

many major infrastructure and other

industrial projects in the region have

been completed, including the Lanzhou-

Urumqi Railway and the Karamay and

Tarim oilfields. Last year, Xinjiang’s

economy grew by 7.6 percent, markedly

higher than the national average of 6.8

percent, and tourists from home and

abroad paid 132 million trips to the

region, up 40 percent year-on-year.

Today’s Xinjiang is not only beautiful

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CHANGE: Police are working with skating representatives, city council

staff, nearby landowners and KiwiRail to prevent anti-social behaviour at

Washington Reserve skate park.

Police get ‘proactive’

over skate park issues

• By Sophie Cornish

POLICE ARE taking

a “proactive” approach

to minimise ongoing

problems with anti-social

behaviour at Washington

Reserve.

Issues at the skate

park include vandalism,

drinking, throwing bottles

and unauthorised access

to the nearby railway

corridor.

A meeting organised

by police was held in

October with KiwiRail,

skating representatives,

city council staff and

nearby landowners after a

frustrated business owner

wanted to be part of the

solution.

One of the issues raised

was the amount of bottles

and broken glass left in and

around the skate park area,

said Senior Sergeant Toni

Carroll.

A large portion were

• By Anan Zaki

AUTHORITIES and

residents say the

controversial Riccarton

bus lounges are now

trouble-free.

Since opening in

December 2015, the bus

lounges on Riccarton Rd

have frequently attracted

anti-social behaviour,

including assaults.

But that is now in

the past, Riccarton

Community Constable

Aaron Thorn said. He is

cautiously optimistic that

the good behaviour will

continue.

“It’s been quiet this year

and it’s probably down to the

good work that the security

alcohol bottles, so the

city council is improving

signage to emphasise the

reserve is under a liquor

ban.

“Some of the bottles have

been used as missiles and

are thrown at the nearby

businesses. City council

are also considering

more regular rubbish

collections,” said Senior

Sergeant Carroll.

Young people are also

accessing the railway

tracks through a hole in

the fence, she said.

“This is not only

dangerous, but this area

also contains large stones

that were thrown through

the windows of nearby

businesses. KiwiRail and

the business landlords

are in discussions around

improved fencing.”

KiwiRail South Island

operations manager

Jeanine Benson said the

access has also led to

guys are doing in there,”

Constable Thorn said.

The anti-social

behaviour died down last

year, he said. This year the

main concern around the

lounges has been beggars.

But begging outside

the bus lounges has also

stopped, Constable Thorn

said.

There have been

occasional incidents of

loitering school students

this year, but they weren’t

serious, he said.

They [students] were

hanging around being a

nuisance. They are just

loitering and not really

doing much.”

Riccarton Bush and

Kilmarnock Residents’

graffiti and objects being

thrown at trains.

The issue is complex

and it is likely that a

range of measures will be

required,” she said.

The police presence

will increase as a result.

Officers will be patrolling

the area during the school

holidays and engaging with

the skating community.

City council acting head

of parks Kate Russell said

a number of issues were

noted. They included

how to stop bark getting

on the skate surface,

more planting in the

area and fencing near the

railway line, increased

maintenance and the

installation of liquor ban

signs.

The police have stepped

up a presence in the area,

as they have told us they

are moving into a proactive

realm, rather than

reactive,” said Ms Russell.

Few problems at bus lounges

Association chairman

Tony Simons said

residents have noticed an

improvement.

“It hasn’t been a topic

of conversation for some

time, so that’s a good sign.

So I think the perception

is that the behaviour has

improved considerably,”

Mr Simons said.

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board

member Catherine Chu

said the board has worked

hard to prevent anti-social

behaviour, and sent youth

workers in to ease trouble

last year.

The stories we were

hearing from locals were

just horrendous,” Ms Chu

said.


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Jan Bone

Camaraderie key in dealing with

Jan Bone has been

a doctor for more

than 30 years in

Christchurch Hospital’s

busy emergency

department, which

sees on average about

300 patients a day. In

a new book, Rising

from the Rubble by

Michael Ardagh and

Joanne Deely, Dr Bone

is recognised for being

instrumental in ED

following the February

22, 2011, earthquake.

Sophie Cornish spoke

to her

You feature in the new book

Rising from the Rubble about

the Canterbury health system’s

response following the quake.

Can you tell me a little about

that time, what it was like and

what your role was?

I was in charge of coordinating

the patients, the

resuscitation controller, I

suppose you could call it.

You needed someone with an

overview to try and co-ordinate

the patients coming in so you

could appropriately designate

them to a team and then help

the patients move from there

and work out who needed what,

imaging, theatre, ICU etc. We

used the loudspeaker system to

co-ordinate all that. We had set

up a trauma team in each of our

bays, so we had 20 of those going

all at the same time and that

worked really well because then

each team could be in charge of

a patient until that patient was

sorted and then as soon as they

were ready they could signal

another one. We kept it cycling

really well. We used in-patient

specialities, and as we needed

them, we would call for them

over the loudspeaker, so you

would get a runner from each

room coming with requests and

that way you could help send

someone to that room to help

and people were able to work in

their area of expertise. We are

all quicker at our own area of

expertise.

That sounds like a great

system, was that something you

guys had planned for?

We certainly had a structure.

ED people are trained well

in disaster management and

how that works, so we did

have a structure and then we

did a whole lot on the fly as

well. Anytime we got stuck or

something wasn’t working, a

group of us would get together

for a pow wow and then make

a new plan. Then you could

announce the plan over the

loudspeaker. That was really

good for all of us.

Have you ever been in a

situation like that before?

No, not on a scale like that,

none of us had. It was crazy

and chaotic and amazing at

the same time, just to see how

people could work and just get it

done under a terrible situation.

We would get a big shake and

we would lose all power and it

would go all black and honestly

people just kept doing what they

needed to do to make it work. It’s

a crazy thing, when the bad stuff

really hits the fan; you really see

the best in people, and human

nature, people that are just really

good to each other. But man,

people worked. No one knew if

their families were alright, it’s a

terrible situation to be in, when

you are part of the disaster. With

all the after shakes, you didn’t

DEDICATED: Dr Jan

Bone has worked in

Christchurch Hospital’s

Emergency Department

for more than 30 years.

A book outlines her role

during the February 22,

2011, earthquake.

know if the place was going to

come down or not. We had lost

ceiling tiles, sometimes you

would get thrown off your feet.

There is no doubt it was scary,

anyone who says it wasn’t, is

lying.

How did that experience

change you as a doctor?

I think it’s that belief in the

goodness of human nature and

how much people matter. I think

you always know that but it

becomes really apparent. It’s never

about the materialistic stuff, it’s

always about the people. People

can do really amazing things

under those situations and just

the overwhelming support from

everybody, it made such a difference.

So many patients survived

because of the care that was given.

Did you always want to be a

doctor? What lead you down

this path?

I always tossed up between

medicine and teaching and

in the end I am in medicine,

but I do a whole lot of clinical

teaching. I have combined

the two loves. My mum was

a paediatric charge nurse, she

was really inspirational, she was

actually a QSM. She got that for

her services to children in the

Hawkes Bay. She was pretty cool,

a hard case, she loved life.

What does an average week

look like for you, how many

hours do you work?

Mine varies a lot, I do quite

a lot here and bits and pieces

elsewhere, mostly here in

Christchurch. It’s a pretty busy

job – emergency. It’s sort of about

the work you do, we often don’t

do masses of hours compared to

others. It’s such a busy, in-yourface

job all the time. It can be

tiring and nothing is planned, it

just is what it is.

You helped start a 100-day

exercise challenge last year for

ED staff – what was this and

how did it go?

A group of us put that together,

and it’s been really successful in

terms of getting people moving

a bit better, so they are a bit

healthier. The biggest thing

though is its really improved the

camaraderie here. It’s a tough

old place to work and if you

can make your work place a

happier place, then that makes

a huge difference. We work

very much as a team here in

ED, it’s very multi- disciplinary.

For the exercise challenge, all

the departments in ED were

randomly put into teams. You got

points for exercising and it didn’t

matter what exercise you did, so

for 30 minutes you got 30 points

and for five minutes you got five

points. But if you and I went and

did exercise together, we would

get double the amount of points

each. So if you did it with three,

triple points.

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Local

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Now

Fire rages, homes at risk

quake trauma in hospital’s ED

What it did is encourage people

to exercise with others. If you

had three or more disciplines,

such as medical, reception and

cleaning staff, you would get

added double points. It was fun

but also hugely successful and

entertaining, we started with a

team morale survey that said 70

per cent thought it was below

average or very poor before the

challenge and after, 80 per cent

thought it was excellent or very

good, so a massive swing-around.

We decreased sick leave by about

20 per cent. We did it when we

realised seven years after the

quakes, people were stuffed, tired

and had s****y stuff to deal with

in the background, so the morale

in the place really suffered and

that was the driving force behind

that.

Can you ever imagine yourself

in another line of work not to do

with health?

I love people and I’ve got a

swimming background, I have

taught a lot of people to swim. I

always envisaged after work I will

teach people how to swim, who

want to swim, kids or adults. It’s

a gift if you can teach people to

swim.

What do you like to do when

you are not at work? Are you

married, kids?

I love walking on the Port

Hills, and do a bit of 1 More

Round boxing. I love being

with family and mates. I’m not

married, I have a lot of nieces and

nephews, I’ve got a lot of brothers

and sisters, I’ve got a big family

from Hawkes Bay. My mum

died two years ago, she was fun,

seriously fun, she loved people

and people loved her.

If you ever left ED, what

would be the thing you missed

the most?

The camaraderie, easy. For

such a tough place to work it’s

such a cool place, you see so

many people and families under

stress and at really tough times

and it’s a real privilege to work in

that arena. People are lovely the

way they treat patients in here,

they are really respectful.

What does it take to work in

an ED, what qualities would a

person need?

You want to have good

work ethic, a relatively calm

personality, and a nice caring

one, you want to be kind.

I understand you have quite

IN ACTION: Dr

Jan Bone took

control of the

emergency

department

during the

February

22, 2011,

earthquake,

swiftly

organised

people using

a loudspeaker

system. PHOTO:

PAUL GEE

an interesting relationship with

Paralympian Sophie Pascoe,

can you tell me how that came

about?

I was working when Sophie

was originally injured and that’s

something you never forget. I

didn’t make the connection for a

long time. It’s bizarre because my

background is swimming and my

brother has been a New Zealand

coach for a long time, so I have

always followed Sophie’s career.

I never really said anything, my

mum knew that I had looked

after her and a couple others but

it was always cool to watch her

swim. I’m unclear how Sophie

found out who I was, I think it

was one of my radiology mates

and set up a meeting. I thought

the film crew was coming in to

chat about our 100-day exercise

challenge and snuck Sophie in.

I got completely poleaxed on

that one and bizarrely, I know

Sophie’s coach Roly, I use to

swim train with him.

Why do you think this book,

Rising from the Rubble, is

important?

When you read the book, it will

amaze you, the things that people

and groups did to maintain a

health system that was absolutely

smashed, I feel really proud of

the whole system, and it really

was impressive. I hope the

public can take some pride in

the health system that is here;

a lot of people have gone above

and beyond in so many aspects.

Things like the maintenance and

engineering guys, people went

to extraordinary lengths to keep

the system functioning. Most of

us would never have that in our

whole careers; it’s a cool thing

to be part of. I never want to do

it again though, never want to

see that amount of trauma, you

wouldn’t wish that on anyway.

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Thursday December 6 2018

News

Local

News

Now

The Star

Fire rages, homes at risk

Diamond

Harbour in midst

of crime wave

• By Louis Day

DIAMOND HARBOUR is caught

in a crime wave – the worst in at

least 20 years.

A house has been broken into,

a $1500 boat trailer has been taken

and mail continues to be stolen

from letterboxes.

Chief fire officer and former

policeman of 34 years, Bob Palmer,

said he has not seen this much

crime in Diamond Harbour since

the late 1990s.

“We had a major burglary crime

wave maybe 20 years ago, something

like 26 or 30 burglaries over

three or four days.”

Jeremy Smith said the last few

months had been the worst he had

seen in his three years as Diamond

Harbour Neighbourhood support

co-ordinator.

Mr Smith said four or five

parcels had been stolen in the last

couple of weeks.

There was one occasion where

the courier driver dropped off a

parcel and went back 20min later

and it had been taken.”

Mr Smith said it would be ideal to

have a permanent police presence in

the area.

But he said that would require

a “significant monetary commitment.”

Moore calls for ministerial back-up

• By Julia Evans

MEGAN WOODS and Lianne

Dalziel say they don’t need

appointed associates to help

manage their workloads.

It comes following a call from

former Mayor Garry Moore who

said the Greater Christchurch

Regeneration

Minister and

mayor need

people on

the ground

to represent

them at

community

meetings.

Garry Moore

Megan Woods

The issue

is that the

minister has

such a huge

portfolio,

she needs an

associate,” Mr

Moore said.

“It is impossible

for a

minister to

have the level

of participation

in activities necessary to

really have their finger on the

pulse of what really us happening

within the various bureaucracies

in this city.”

It is time for Dr Woods to

appoint an associate, such as

former Canterbury Rebuild

Minister Gerry Brownlee had in

Nicky Wagner.

Mr Moore said Ms Wagner,

now a National list MP, was Mr

Brownlee’s eyes and ears in the

community.

“I well remember Nicky, as

Gerry’s associate, attending

a meeting in Victoria Square

where an irate group of residents

gave very clear feedback to her

that they did not approve of

what CERA had proposed for

the Square. She listened and the

idea was dropped,” he said.

“Ministers don’t have time

for this level of regular public

consultation.”

Mr Moore said a similar

theory could work for Ms

Dalziel.

There needs to be an

elected rep from the city council

who could represent the city in

the genuine partnership,” he

said.

A spokesman for Dr Woods

said it was up to Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern to appoint associates

and there had not been

any discussion about it.

Dr Woods was happy with the

way work was progressing on the

stadium, Metro Sports Facility

RECOVERY:

Former

Mayor Garry

Moore said

an associate

minister

needs to be

appointed

for Megan

Woods.

and the inquiry into EQC, he said.

The minister is comfortable

with the progress the Government

is making in Christchurch.”

Ms Dalziel said she has a

deputy mayor in Andrew Turner

and 15 councillors who represent

her.

“This utilises their

experience and deep

knowledge of their wards

to support the council as a

whole. They each have skill

sets which I draw on to lead

particular activities and

committee chairs often play a

particular role as well.”

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Lyttelton’s British Hotel: Bikies,

The bar that occupied

the basement in the old

British Hotel building

has lost its liquor

licence and closed.

Julia Evans looks back

on the colourful history

of the iconic Lyttelton

landmark

FOR THE last 71 years, the

British Hotel has been a watering

hole for sailors, Lyttelton locals,

cross-dressers, punk rockers,

Epitaph Riders motorcycle gang

members and even Iggy Pop.

But, while the bar in the hotel

on the corner of Norwich Quay

and Oxford St – most recently

known as the Hell Fire Club –

has closed its doors for now, it is

remembered for its history.

The British Hotel first opened

in 1874, and was named after its

predominantly United Kingdombased

clientele.

It reopened in 1947 after a

fire and, ever since, the hotel

has been home to a number of

infamous bars – most notably

The Dive.

Other incarnations have

included El Santo Porteno before

the quakes, the Back Bar and the

British Basement.

HISTORY: The British Hotel has had a long and colourful history since it opened in 1947

on the corner of Lyttelton’s Norwich Quay and Oxford St.

Former sailor Jack Mahoney

lived and drank at the hotel every

day for 17 years from 1960 when

he wasn’t at sea.

The best part was the great

people who lived there. There

aren’t many of them left, but they

were good people.”

But there was a flip side, in

which the bar earned a notorious

reputation for fights.

There were quite a few fights,

but no one really got hurt. A

punch on the chin never hurt

anyone.”

He said boxers like Joesph

Parker would not have held their

own at the British.

“Someone was saying to me

the other day after the world title

fight, I’ve seen a better fight in the

British and they’re not wrong.”

The bar was notorious for after

hours parties with black out curtains

pulled so the police couldn’t

see what was going on inside.

“On Sundays, when the ferry

was in, all the boys would come

up from the ferry and start

drinking, which was a big no, no

on Sundays, but we covered for

them,” Mr Mahoney said.

“I was playing pool and the

next thing I get a tap on the

shoulder by the senior sergeant. I

told him they were my guests . . .

and gave him phoney names.”

Mr Mahoney said the next

minute the police were back and

asking for the names – which he

couldn’t remember.

“But he left it. They knew it was

better off them drinking there

than on the streets.”

Canada native Guy Daigneault

owned the hotel from 1961-1974,

he opened the Back Bar in 1967,

when 6pm drinking restrictions

were lifted.

The place was so well-known

around the world. I was in

Montreal once and someone said

there’s Guy over there from the

British. I couldn’t believe it.”

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booze, brawls . . . and Iggy Pop

But Mr Daigneault said he

had “to sleep with one eye open”

as the place was renowned for

fighting.

To this day, blood remains

on the roof from a knife fight

between Russian seamen.

“Most of the violence was

locals, not even

the seamen

like everyone

thought,” he

said.

Mr

Daigneault said

some of the

Rebecca

Lovell-Smith

best days of his

life were spent

there.

“I chose to

raise my four kids there. But it

was hard work, I devoted my life

to that pub . . . I spent a lot of

money doing it up.”

The lease was taken over by

late Lyttelton legends, Hilary and

Jack McKenna, throughout the

1970s and 80s.

Mr Mahoney said the McKennas

and Mr Daigneault took him in

and treated him like family.

During their stint, the hotel

became home to the first gay bar

in the city.

The British was divided into

three separate bars. The Back Bar

COLOURFUL: Everyone from Lyttelton locals to seamen

and motor-cycle gang members have visited the British

Hotel.

– the gay bar out the back, The

Dive – which was down in the

basement and upstairs a bar for

Lyttelton locals.

The hotel made its mark

throughout the 80s by hosting

early gigs of The Androidss and

Louie and the Hotsticks.

Famously, United States punk

icon Iggy Pop watched The

Androidss play there in 1979.

Their set included a cover of

Iggy Pop’s The Passenger and he

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shared a whisky with them at the

bar afterwards.

They’re tough as bitches, but

they’re beautiful,” Iggy Pop was

quoted by The Press.

In the same decade, it was

often filled with members of the

Epitaph Riders motor-cycle gang.

The gang was formed in

Christchurch in 1969 and was involved

in the country’s first gang

war with the Devils Henchmen

in 1974.

But the building was closed after

the February 22, 2011, earthquake,

before it was saved from

the bulldozer in 2015 by Rebecca

Lovell-Smith and her husband,

Christian Carruthers.

Almost daily, former patrons

stopped by the hotel to tell tales

of its history.

Ms Lovell-Smith said it was

moments like that which made

the building’s ongoing restoration

worth while.

“I get a lot of people who come

out just to talk to you about their

experiences. I had a sailor or a

fisherman just yesterday tell me

stories about how he used to stay

there when he was in port. He

said he remembers the publican

falling down the stairs,” she said.

And she promises pints will be

pulled in the basement again.

“We just need to do a bit more

work. But even next year something

will be there,” she said.

“We want to honour all the

different stages of the bar from

way back, to more recently. It’s

a good place that has good

bands.”

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HAMPSHIRE ST has always had a

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Le Quesnoy liberator’s eventful life

YOUNG: Second Lieutenant

Leslie Averill in 1917, before

departing for the war.

When the New

Zealand Division

captured the French

town of Le Quesnoy

in World War 1,

Christchurch man

Leslie Averill was the

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walls. Now, his son,

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a biography about his

father’s life titled The

Life of Leslie Averill MD

First into Le Quesnoy

Battles, Babies and

Boardrooms

IN 1979, my father himself set

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He described his early life, his

World War 1 experiences, his

subsequent visits to Le Quesnoy

in France and wrote about

the emergence of his warm

association with that town. He

died in 1981, failing health over

the preceding year had sadly

prevented him from completing

the task he had set himself.

However, as the 100 th

anniversary of the liberation of Le

Quesnoy approached, a successful

SHARING STORIES: Colin Averill, son of Leslie Averill, has

written a book about his father’s eventful life.

military action undertaken by

the New Zealand Rifle Brigade,

in which Leslie was a Second

Lieutenant, it became clear to me,

as his son, that his war experience

in 1918 when he was 21 years

old, was really what he was now

chiefly remembered for. However,

there had been so many more and

significant aspects to his life than

that.

While Geoffrey Rice had

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of his full life and career for

the Dictionary of New Zealand

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and accomplishments warranted

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required some re-writing.

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medical career as a practising

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lengthy involvement in hospital

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Babies and Boardrooms, covers

the three aspects of Leslie’s life.

The first part of his life was as

he described it, but the narrative

which I have covered commences

at Edinburgh University

immediately after World War 1.

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Fire rages, homes at risk

after serving in World War 1

This was where he met my

mother Isabel, a fellow New

Zealander and medical student.

Following his graduation he

returned to Christchurch in 1925

to set up in practice, initially as

a general practitioner, and then

as a specialist obstetrician and

gynaecologist.

He was also medical superintendent

of St Helen’s Hospital for

more than 30 years, chairman

of the executive of St Georges

Hospital for a similar time, and

he also served nine terms as a

member of the North Canterbury

Hospital Board. He was chairman

for 18 years. That period

coincided with the building and

commissioning of The Princess

Margaret Hospital, and the establishment

of the Christchurch

Clinical School of Medicine, of

which he was the first chairman.

Geoffrey Rice’s thorough research

of NCHB minutes of those

years produced some very interesting

and amusing anecdotes.

The writing of the book has

also provided an opportunity to

include a description of Leslie’s

childhood in Christchurch in the

early 1900s. His early years of his

medical practice in Christchurch

as he battled the relatively high

maternal mortality rates in

childbirth here at that time, and a

description of medical and home

life in Christchurch during and

after the World War, particularly

as seen through the eyes of one of

his children.

The last 20 years of his life saw

the establishment of the close

New Zealand relationship with

the town of Le Quesnoy, which he

visited several times.

His link with that historic

town has recently been in the

news, with the commemoration

on November 4 of the 100th

anniversary of the liberation of

the town by the New Zealand

Rifle Brigade, in which Leslie

played a significant part, and

which commemoration was

attended last month by more

than 40 of his direct descendants.

HISTORY: Leslie Averill at Le Quesnoy in 1923, pointing to the

place on the wall where he made the ascent on a ladder.

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News

Bid to reroute

heavy trucks

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

CITY COUNCILLOR Glenn

Livingstone may have a fight on

his hands to stop heavy trucks on

Breezes Rd.

Cr Livingstone has gone to the

city council asking to have heavy

vehicles rerouted to Anzac Drive,

as well as a section of Breezes Rd

between Wainoni Rd and Pages

Rd repaired.

The matter will now be discussed

at a seminar between the

Coastal-Burwood Community

Board and a city council road

traffic engineer.

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the support he needs.

Fellow community board member

Tim Baker said he did not agree

with Cr Livingstone and it wasn’t

practical to reroute the trucks.

The answer is long-term resealing

that road and making it a

better surface,” he said.

Cr Livingstone acknowledged

vehicles such as delivery trucks to

Pak’n Save are important to the

community and need to continue

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Burwood Resource Recovery

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Bid to save Redcliffs Park fails

• By Louis Day

A BID TO stop Redcliffs

School moving to the area’s

neighbourhood park looks like it

has come to an end.

A petition from the Friends

of Redcliffs Park group, aimed

at stopping the move, has been

rejected by a Government select

committee.

The petition, which received

208 signatures, called for the

new school to be opened on its

existing site,

as opposed

to Redcliffs

Park, due to

concerns of

flooding and

tsunami risk.

But it was

Chris Doudney

rejected by

the Education

and Workforce Committee last

week.

Construction of the new

school is set to start next year

and be completed by 2020.

Friends of Redcliffs Park

spokesman Chris Doudney said

he was not surprised but was still

disappointed by the committee’s

decision.

“It’s a higher tsunami risk

than the other site and it’s also a

higher flood risk than the other

site,” he said.

SLOWLY BUT SURELY: Trenches have been dug on the new school site to accommodate

underground electrical wiring.

Mr Doudney said the school’s

move to the new site would be a

burden to ratepayers.

“Ratepayers will have to

pay $100,00 worth of roading

alterations to which we feel

should have been the Ministry

of Education’s responsibility. The

alterations are entirely down to

the school being moved.”

Mr Doudney said it was likely

to be the end of the road for

Redcliffs Park.

There’s nothing more we can

really do about the current plans,

if we could we would.”

Redcliffs School board of trustees

chairman Darren Fidler said

it was now time to move on and

push forward with the school

rebuild on Redcliffs Park.

“I think this [the petition being

rejected] shows that the only

feasible option to get the school

back to Redcliffs by 2020 was to

move to Redcliffs Park.”

Mr Fidler was also

confident flood risk could be

mitigated.

“Due diligence was done

as part of the site selection in

regards to a whole range of

hazards, flooding was included

in that, we are getting improved

drainage in that lower field as

part of the school build.”

Improvements

planned for

Dyers Pass Rd

• By Julia Evans

NO STOPPING and no passing

restrictions could be put on sections

of Dyers Pass Rd after crashes

resulting in two serious injuries.

The Spreydon-Cashmere

Community Board will consider

staff recommendations to install

no stopping restriction at the

intersection with Overdale Drive,

as well as installing a stop control

and no passing lines along Dyers

Pass Rd.

The NZTA crash data base

reports two crashes within 50m

from the intersection of Dyers

Pass Rd and Overdale Drive, from

2014-2018,” a staff report said.

“Two serious injuries were

recorded for one crash and the

second crash recorded one minor

injury. The serious injury crash

was a head-on collision and the

other crash was a loss of control

motorcycle crash.”

It said the restrictions and

stop control would “reduce the

risk” of a crash at the Cashmere

intersection.

More than 7500 vehicles use

Dyers Pass Rd a day, while up to

500 use Overdale Drive.

If approved by the community

board, the changes will have to be

finalised by city councillors.


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Canty Museum buys Sir Ed’s bag

KIWI LEGEND: A kit bag used by Sir Edmund Hillary when

he climbed Mt Everest has been acquired by Canterbury

Museum.

A CANVAS kit bag used by

Sir Edmund Hillary when he

climbed Mt Everest has been

purchased by Canterbury

Museum for $16,000.

The large, duffle-style bag

carried equipment used by Sir

Edmund when he and Tenzing

Norgay became the first people to

climb to the summit on the 1953

British Mount Everest expedition.

Written on the outside of

the bag was a list of the gear it

carried.

“Assault March, not to

be issued personally, 10 air

mattresses, four sleeping bags 20

below, one sleeping bag Mummy,

two pairs down gloves, six pairs

leather fingered gloves, six pairs

silk gloves, Hillary, Auckland

New Zealand, clothing, Air

Mail,” it reads.

The bag was found in a caravan

once owned by Sir Edmund,

and was then sold to the vendor

who put it up for auction in July

this year. In 2003, Sir Edmund

verified that he had used the bag

on the 1953 expedition.

The bag is one of a number

SPECIAL: Canterbury Museum curator of human history

Corban Te Aika with the kit bag.

of objects in the museum’s

collection connected to Sir

Edmund’s historic ascent.

They include a Fairydown 20

Below sleeping bag and a pair of

silk gloves Sir Edmund used on

the expedition. They may also be

some of the items listed on the

outside of the bag. The kit bag is

not yet on display but will be at

some point in the future, said a

museum spokesman.

Cannon Ball cyclists conquer eight floors

THE MUSIC and legs were

pumping as cyclists raced

head-to-head up eight floors of a

central city car park on Saturday

to a party on the roof in an effort

to raise awareness and funds for

men’s health and Movember.

The party atmosphere

prevailed at the Urology

Associates Movember Car Park

Cannon Ball with the fastest

rider taking just over 1min to

reach the top of the recently

renamed SALT District Carpark.

“It was another great event,”

organiser John McKenzie, of

enthuse media and events, said.

“It’s such a unique and exciting

combination of riders, a party,

expo, great food and beverages,

and this year we had a popular

kids zone as well. There were so

many people having a great time

enjoying the atmosphere and the

ON YOUR

BIKE: Peter

McLeod

tackled

the eight

stories on

his penny

farthing.

racing, while we were trying to

raise awareness and funds for

Movember and men’s health.”

Held for the first time last

year, the event featured cyclists

competing in a series of rapid fire

head-to-head races for men and

women in both fixed and geared

categories with a new over 45

men’s master grade.

Keen local cyclist Peter

McLeod even tackled the eight

stories on a penny farthing

bike, impressively managing to

make it to the top of the car park

building in good time.

“I built the bike about five

years ago,” he said.

“I didn’t build it to sit in the

shed and not get used. You got

to have fun, do the best you can

and make a few people smile.”

Donna Head and Josie Shum

successfully defended their

women’s geared and fixed titles,

which they won last year, while

16-year-old mountain biker

Jacob Turner won the men’s

geared grade that included road

professional Ollie Jones.

Aaron Hooper, who was

runner up in the men’s geared

grade last year, won the masters

competition, and the men’s fixed

category was won by James

Knudsen who competed in a

leather jacket and jeans.

“It was another good event,”

Mr Knudsen said.

“I was here last year and

it’s just such a fantastic time

and great cause. I’ve had a

whole year to prepare for this

one so it’s great. There was

plenty of stiff competition so I’m

stoked.”


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Kaleidoscope of colourful capsicums

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change colour to yellow, then orange, and

lastly red. And the longer they’re on the

plant, the sweeter they will become.

Another great thing about capsicums

is that they cope well in confined spaces

with little watering. This means they

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pot also allows you to shift them around

to maximise the sun, and also really show

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Green, yellow, orange, red and purple

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And if you want a head start on your

growing, there

are also a toro

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variety available

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plant. The toro

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a distinctive

horn shape to it.

It differs from

the classic red

capsicum by

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Add mulch to help keep the weeds

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organic option is to check out our beer

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From here, keep them watered (more so

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liquid fertiliser every fortnight to ensure

a bumper crop. But try not to water the

leaves of your capsicums, as this can

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In two to three months you can start

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I tried planting garlic for the first time at the end of April this year. I used

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US-built Acadia released by Holden NZ

HOLDEN New Zealand has

launched its much-anticipated

seven-seat sport utility vehicle –

the Acadia

It is the first time Holden has

offered a GMC-based product in

its line-up.

Acadia boasts all the American

presence you’d expect from a

large SUV but, importantly, it has

had Holden input from early on.

While Acadia is unashamedly

American in its design, its

performance and driving

persona has that signature

Holden feel thanks to local

engineering input. Using

lessons learned from recent

Commodore and Colorado

programmes, Holden engineers

have focused on delivering the

direct steering and composed

ride that resonates with Kiwis.

Acadia is driven by a

powerful 3.6-litre V6 engine

and nine-speed automatic

transmission. It drives through

the front wheels with all-wheel

drive on demand.

Standard across the range is

a traction select system, which

allows the driver to alter chassis

and powertrain attributes to suit

a variety of driving conditions.

Front-drive models offer normal

(2x4), snow, sport and trailer/

tow modes, while AWD models

offer 2x4 (AWD disconnect), 4x4,

sport, off-road and trailer/tow

modes.

Additional chassis and

driving dynamics features

include MacPherson strut

front suspension, five-link rear

suspension, rack-mounted

electric power steering system

and four-wheel disc brakes.

The media launch for Acadia

was held on a variety of twisty

roads north of Auckland. Initial

driving impressions were that

Motoring

Ross Kiddie

of an involving driving presence

with strong engine

performance. There is a large

car feel with comfortable in-cabin

dynamics.

From the driving seat it

steers directly and there is

little body movement over the

suspension. The Acadia is quiet

in its movement and refinement

throughout the vehicle is hugely

noticeable. It is built on the same

production line as Cadillac in

Tennessee, consequently, build

quality is high.

A genuine seven-seater,

the Acadia is configured for

maximum comfort and flexibility.

The rear two rows of seats can be

folded flat for maximum cargo

capacity if required, while the

centre row is adjustable front to

rear so the ideal leg room can be

achieved for varying passenger

groups.

In a first for Holden, the new

Acadia features intelligent speed

assist with traffic sign recognition,

HOLDEN ACADIA: Large seven-seat sport

utility vehicle sourced from Tennessee,

all carefully calibrated to local

conditions by Holden engineers.

Other tech features include active

trailer assist and the inclusion

of bicycles in the pedestrian

detection system.

The level of technology across

the range is compelling,” says

Marc Ebolo, managing director of

Holden New Zealand.

“Whether we are talking safety,

convenience or infotainment,

Acadia has the most complete

technology package Holden has

ever offered.”

The Acadia arrives here in

three specifications ranging from

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VEHICLE SALES figures

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show a definite trend

towards smaller vehicles

and those with small fuel

efficient engines. That’s no

surprise, rising fuel costs

always have an effect on

what we choose to buy.

It’s no surprise either that

Mercedes-Benz have joined

the revolution towards

fuel efficiency. That’s been

a long-term programme

from this high profile German

luxury car maker, but

it seems even more relevant

today that the company’s

most successful model is

now available in hybrid

form here.

Well, let’s get this straight,

the Merc C200 isn’t your

traditional hybrid, it doesn’t

have an electric motor helping

provide drive alongside

an internal combustion

engine.

The C200 is classed as a

mild hybrid and, put simply,

it has a turbocharged

1.5-litre four-cylinder

engine that provides drive

to the rear wheels. Where

the hybrid element comes

in is through a 48v electrical

network named EQ

Boost, it adds around

10kW of stored energy

distributed at the point

where the turbocharger is

working up to full boost on

acceleration, that helps the

engine reach its optimum

rev pattern quickly through

the nine-speed gearshift

process. There are also fuel

saving and gliding modes

which recuperates electrical

energy.

In effect, you don’t know

any of this is taking place,

there are no special techniques

needed to drive the

new C200, it is still traditional

in most aspects.

The C200 joins a heavily

upgraded model line-up

for 2019. While the exterior

shape hasn’t been altered

greatly, there are a lot of enhancements

inside the car

and an increased amount

of technology for safety, as

well as comfort and convenience.

Column space doesn’t allow

for comprehensive detailing,

but the most visual

change is the new display

graphics – fully digitised.

It can be configured into

three different themes, classic,

sport and progressive.

They work beside a raft of

varying drive modes which

the driver can select at will

depending upon the type of

journey, driving style and

road configurations.

• Price – Mercedes-

Benz C200,

$73,900

• Dimensions –

Length, 4686mm;

width, 1810mm;

height, 1430mm

• Configuration

– Four-cylinder,

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1497cc, 135kW,

280Nm, ninespeed

automatic

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 7.7sec

• Fuel usage –

6.4l/100km

The C200 is a clever car,

and if you are thinking

in the first instance that

just 1497cc doesn’t seem

enough, you had better

think again, the engine

is rated with 135kW and

280Nm, and it is one of

the smoothest four-pot

drivelines you’ll ever get to

encounter.

A lot of that is to do with

the areas where power is

developed. As mentioned,

the EQ Boost system fills

in the gaps where power

is building up, and with

peak power arriving at just

5800rpm, and maximum

torque spreading from

3000rpm to 4000rpm, there

is no point where request

to throttle pressure doesn’t

arrive.

Acceleration is strong,

and you would expect that

from Mercedes-Benz. It

claims a 7.7sec standstill

to 100km/h time, and an

80km/h to 120km/h time

of 6sec is also achievable.

The C-Class in this form

isn’t blisteringly fast, but it

is quick enough, and it gobbles

up highway kilometres

effortlessly; its balance and

poise is remarkable, and as

you drive you feel so much

part of the car.

It also has remarkable

fuel usage figures.

Mercedes-Benz claims

a 6.4-litre per 100km

(44mpg) combined cycle

figure; the test car constantly

listed close to that, and at

100km/h the trip computer

readout sits around

4l/100km (70mpg) with the

engine turning over at just

1500rpm in top gear.

If you analyse the technical

aspects of these figures

and combine them with

the brilliance of the vehicle

as a whole, the C-Class is a

seriously special car. Well,

at the price it has to be, the

C200 sedan lists at $73,900

and the evaluation car was

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you can get this driveline in

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Rear-wheel-drive always

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C200 is true to that. There

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I took the evaluation car

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Another year rolls

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Young stars return for big match

Fire rages, homes at risk

• By Gordon Findlater

SIX MEMBERS of the headlinegrabbing

New Zealand under-17

World Cup team will return for

Canterbury United Pride’s door-die

match against Auckland

on Saturday.

Blair Currie, Marissa van der

Meer, Macey Fraser, Gabrielle

Rennie, Jayda Stewart and

Amelia Abbott, flew into

Christchurch on Tuesday

after finishing third at the

tournament.

Still riding the adrenaline rush

of their accomplishments, they

are now tasked with recovering

from jet-lag and taking on

Auckland to reach their sixth

straight national league final.

“It’s still pretty surreal with

people congratulating you all the

time,” said Rennie.

“We completely blew our

expectations out the window.

We wanted to go there and win

at least one game to give us a

chance of making it out of our

group.”

Their run to the bronze medal

meant the Pride were without

six key players for longer than

anticipated.

After sitting pretty at the top of

the league early last month, two

straight losses means the Pride

need a draw or win to qualify for

next weekend’s final.

“Auckland will be a tough

game, it’s pretty hard switching

back on after travelling, but for

me personally, I just love playing

football so it won’t be an issue,”

said Rennie.

At the weekend, the Pride had

a chance to secure a final berth

and looked odds-on when Cody

Taylor scored her second in the

73rd-minute to go ahead 3-2

against Capital. However, Capital

scored twice in the final 10min

to hand the Pride a 3-4 loss.

They actually played really

well. We obviously lost in the last

BUSY: Gabrielle Rennie

arrived home on Tuesday

from the FIFA under-17

women’s World Cup. On

Saturday she will look to

help Canterbury United

to a finals berth against

Auckland. PHOTO: MIDFIELD

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10min, which is gut-wrenching,

and I kind of can’t get that one

out of my brain. But in terms

of the performance and the

turnaround . . . it was pleasing,”

said Pride coach Alana Gunn.

She acknowledges she will

need some of her under-17 stars

at her disposal if the Pride are to

secure a result. However, she will

be leaving it up to the girls to

make a call on their availability.

“I’ve had word from a sports

psychologist that their state of

mind is probably going to be

quite difficult . . . I think if they

turn up to training on their own

accord it will be a good thing,

but I’m not going to ask them to.

I imagine they’ll probably sleep

for a couple of days,” said Gunn.

“What’s great about the

Canterbury region is that the

girls love playing for the Pride

. . . they’ll definitely want to

contribute.”

•Saturday’s match against

Auckland kicks off at English

Park at 1pm.

Baxendale’s chance to cap off big year

Ten Cantabrians nominated for NZ Rugby League Awards

• By Gordon Findlater

HORNBY PANTHERS and

Canterbury Bulls captain James

Baxendale is one of three finalists

vying for the country’s top

domestic rugby league award.

Ten Cantabrians have been

nominated in several categories

of the New Zealand Rugby

League Awards.

Baxendale, 32, is up for premier

player of the year following a

standout season that saw him

almost guide the Panthers to the

Pat Smith Trophy.

“It was a huge surprise to be

honest. It’s a pretty big award, so

to be nominated is a nice reward

for a pretty good season,” said

Baxendale.

The second-rower has never

won the award before, but was a

finalist in 2011. However, he feels

like a different player compared

to when he last got the nomination.

“I’m probably more of a

leader within those teams now.

I’ve got a few more words in the

changing sheds and I just try and

lead with my actions on the field

now,” said Baxendale.

He was recently named Canterbury

Bulls sportsman of the

year at the Canterbury Rugby

League Awards. The Bulls narrowly

missed out on a spot in the

national premiership grand-final

this year, due to points differential.

Baxendale has now turned his

focus to the Hornby Panthers

campaign next year, in which he’s

hoping to win his first title with

the club since 2013.

“What happened this year was

pretty disappointing. But everyone’s

coming back next year and

there’s a real belief that we can

get over the line,” said Baxendale.

At international level, Brisbane

Broncos winger Jamayne Isaako

has been short-listed for Kiwis

rookie of the year, while Sui

Pauaraisa – who is also a rugby

union international for Samoa –

is up for Kiwi Ferns rookie of the

year.

Referees Gary

Smallridge and Owen

Harvey have been recognised

with nominations in a

four-strong field for match

official of the year. Debbie

Neylon-Kennedy, Michelle

Harding and Hana Kakoi are in

the running for female volunteer

of the year. David Field and Tony

Grenfell have been nominated for

male volunteer of the year, which

Hornby legend Jack Newson

won last year. Meanwhile, the

Rolleston Warriors are one of

seven finalists for grassroots club

of the year.

FINALIST: James Baxendale is up for New Zealand Rugby

League’s biggest domestic award. ​

Canterbury finalists

•James Baxendale –

premier player of the year

•Jamayne Isaako – Kiwis

rookie of the year

•Sui Pauaraisa – Kiwi Ferns

rookie of the year

•Debbie Neylon-Kennedy

– female volunteer of the

year

•Michelle Hardon – female

volunteer of the year

•Hana Kakoi – female

volunteer of the year

•David Field – male

volunteer of the year

•Tony Grenfell – male

volunteer of the year

•Rolleston Warriors –

grassroots club of the year

•Gary Smallridge – match

official of the year

•Owen Harvey – match

official of the year


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The Star

Defending champs favourites to make one-day finals

• By Gordon Findlater

THE FINALISTS for the Metro

Cricket premiership one-day

final will be found this weekend.

On Saturday, defending

champions Burnside West

University will host St Albans

at Burnside Park, while top

qualifiers Lancaster Park will

play East Christchurch Shirley at

Garrick Park in the other semifinal.

The defending champions

come into the semi-finals on the

back of a four-wicket win over

previously undefeated Lancaster

Park. Burnside West have been

led by the competition’s top two

wicket-takers, Matt Hay and

Sam Carwell, who combined

for five wickets at the weekend

when bowling Lancaster Park

out for 149.

Burnside West will come

up against a classy St Albans

bowling line-up on Saturday,

which will feature James Tapper,

Bailen Thatcher, Matt Holstein,

Ben Langrope and Jack Harper.

Meanwhile, East

Christchurch will face a tough

task against Lancaster Park,

and will be without Leo Carter,

who has been selected for

Canterbury’s Plunket Shield

match against Auckland.

Their opposition, Lancaster

Park, look well rounded with

the competition’s top two

run-scorers, Fynn Hudson-

Prentice and Scott Duggan, both

averaging more than 50.

Both semi-finals begin at

10.30am.

in brief

Red Sox take another

Jefferies Cup

The Canterbury Red Sox softball

team racked up their 24th

consecutive Jefferies Cup at the

weekend, in what was a clean

sweep for Canterbury at the

South Island tournament. The

Canterbury Red Hawks were

also crowned the women’s South

Island champions when they

won the Jubilee Cup. Canterbury

also won the boys and girls

under-15 titles.

Keplar Challenge

record broken

Trail runner Andy Good

broke a 10-year record held

by Christchurch runner Phil

Costley at the Kepler Challenge

over the weekend. Good, won

the 27km Luxmore Grunt race

at the event in a time of 1hr

50min 55sec. His time was 2min

quicker than the time set by the

former Commonwealth Games

marathon runner in 2008. The

27km women’s race was won by

former Rangi Ruru student Ruth

Croft. Vajin Armstrong, third,

was the best of the Christchurch

runners in the 60km Keplar

Challenge.

Hamilton takes fourth

at world kart event

Matt Hamilton blitzed his

way through the field at the

Rotax World Finals to finish

fourth after starting 10th in the

final race of the DD2 Masters

category. The kart driver

recorded two wins, a second and

a 24th-place finish in the four

races before the final to start

10th on the grid.

Canterbury rugby stars

nominated for player

of the year award

CANTERBURY IS well

represented in nominations for

the ASB Rugby Awards, with

three players a chance of being

named player of the year.

Black Ferns’ Kendra

Cocksedge, and All Blacks’

Codie Taylor and Richie

Mo’unga (right), are nominees

for the Kelvin R Tremain

Memorial Player of the Year

award, along with Brodie

Retallick, who has roots in

League prospects get a taste of NRL

TWO BRIGHT rugby league

prospects, Jaedon Wellington

and Callum Donaldson, are this

week getting a unique taste of the

NRL during a week-long camp at

the Manly Sea Eagles.

The invitation to come to

Manly’s training base on

Sydney’s northern beaches is

the direct result of the club’s

commitment to play an annual

home match in Christchurch

and to build a strong relationship

with the local rugby league

community.

The Sea Eagles will play their

second annual home match at

Christchurch Stadium on March

30.

Jaedon captained the under-15

Canterbury. Mo’unga is also a

nominee for try of the year and

Super Rugby player of the year,

along with Crusaders’ loosie

Matt Todd.

Cocksedge has been

nominated for New Zealand

women’s player of the year and

women’s provincial player of

the year, while Taylor is up for

Maori player of the year.

The Crusaders have been

nominated for national team of

South Island team at the national

championships last month and

was named in the New Zealand

Merit team.

the year, while Scott Robertson

is up for national coach of the

year, along with Canterbury

women’s coach Kieran Kite.

Luke Romano is up for

Mitre 10 Cup player of the

year after a standout season

for Canterbury. The age grade

player of the year award has two

Canterbury nominees in New

Zealand under-20 captain Tom

Christie and Christ’s College

captain Sam Darry.

TALENT:

Manly prop

Toff Sipley

meets Callum

Donaldson

and Jaedon

Wellington

at the Sea

Eagles

training in

Narrabeen,

Sydney

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The young Hornby Panthers

prop was joined by Callum

from Greymouth, who was

also part of the same under-15

South Island team. Talent scout

Jeff Whittaker says that the two

players are among the best

young talents to come out of

the South Island and says the

NRL is taking notice of the

South Island as a talent breeding

ground.

Whittaker took Jamayne

Isaako from the Aranui Eagles

to the Cronulla youth team

five years ago and last season

the Brisbane Broncos star was

named NRL rookie of the year.

“Every year the South

Island produces three or four

youngsters who are good enough

to have a crack at the NRL, so

the scouts come out in force,”

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TIMBER:

Kyle

Jamieson is

set to play his

first match

for Canterbury

this season

when they take

on Auckland

today. ​

• By Allan Batt

LINCOLN speedway

racer Jeremy Webb had

no intention of racing

both his TQ midget and

his midget on the same

night this summer at

Ruapuna.

But he has a burning

desire to pay tribute to the

late Ryan Stone, an early mentor

of his on Saturday.

Webb, the current New

Jamieson adds pace

to Canterbury attack

• By Gordon Findlater

CANTERBURY’S PACE bowling

stocks have been reinforced by the

return of Kyle Jamieson for today’s

four-day Plunket Shield match

against Auckland.

The 2.03m paceman will

play for Canterbury for

the first time this summer

after being released from his

New Zealand A duties.

The 24-year-old was part

of New Zealand A’s tour

of the United Arab Emirates

last month, and has

just finished a spell with

the team in their three

four-day matches against

India.

“He’s learnt a lot over

the last few months,”

said Canterbury coach

Brendon Donkers.

“We’re expecting him

to play a big role for us.”

Canterbury will still

be without left-arm quick

Ed Nuttall, who recently

returned to club cricket

following a lengthy recovery

from a back injury.

However, they will be

boosted by the return

of wicketkeeper Cam

Fletcher, who scored

103 for New Zealand A

against India A in a fourday

match which finished

Webb to wheel out the TQ in memory of mentor

Jeremy

Webb

Zealand TQ champion

has decided to enter the

Ryan Stone Tribute race

in his 750cc Suzukipowered

TQ, as well as

contesting a round of

the Southern Midget

Series on the same night

in his 2700cc Esslingerengined

midget.

“I guess it’s as good

a time as any to start my

preparation for February’s New

Zealand TQ championship at

on Monday. Left-arm spinner Theo

van Woerkom is also set to make

his return to the team.

Meanwhile, Canterbury captain

Cole McConchie has been selected

for New Zealand A’s three one-day

matches against India A after a

strong one-day campaign with

Canterbury which saw him finish

the Ford Trophy as the team’s top

wicket-taker. New Zealand A will

play India A at the Bay Oval in

Tauranga tomorrow.

Top order batsman Steve

Murdoch will captain Canterbury

in McConchie’s absence. Openers

Jack Boyle and Chad Bowes will

look to take their form from the

Ford Trophy campaign into the

Plunket Shield, while Jeff Case – the

only non-contracted player in the

team – has a chance to stake his

claim batting at No 4.

Canterbury played the opening

two rounds of the Plunket Shield

in October and are yet to register a

win in the competition this season.

Canterbury’s 12-strong squad will

be reduced to 11 for today’s match

at the Eden Park Outer Oval in

Auckland.

•Canterbury squad: Jack

Boyle, Chad Bowes, Steve

Murdoch (c), Jeff Case, Leo

Carter, Cam Fletcher, Henry

Shipley, Kyle Jamieson, Fraser

Sheat, Will Williams, Andrew

Hazeldine, Theo van

Woerkom.

Ruapuna this Saturday. If it

wasn’t the Stoney race, I’d leave

the TQ in the shed and focus on

the midget, but Ryan means a

heck of a lot to many of the

TQ racers and his race is one

of those got-to-win deals,” said

Webb.

Stone passed away in 2012

after a battle with cancer and,

although Webb is a two-time

winner of the race held in

memory of his good friend, he

says that it goes deeper than that.

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Auckland Schools who got

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enough of St Kentigern College’s

recruitment policy.

News broke yesterday of St

Kents being excluded from

next year’s Auckland 1A First

XV rugby competition. This

came about due to a coalition of

schools agreeing to boycott playing

St Kents after they admitted

to recruiting elite players from

rival 1st XVs to bolster their

squad for 2019.

Their ethically questionable

recruiting policy has even

stretched to Christchurch. Last

year St Kents recruited the UC

Championship top talent Isaiah

Punivai after he had standout

campaigns for Christ’s College in

2016 and 2017.

While it’s easy to point the finger

at St Kents, it’s hard to deny

we have a similar issue in the UC

Championship.

Private schools St Andrew’s

College and Christ’s College

“My father Dick was,

like many others, a good

mate of Ryan. Stoney put

in a huge effort getting the TQ

class to adapt the water-cooled

750cc engines that made the

class a lot more affordable than

the air-cooled machines,” Webb

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First XV rugby a

poaching game

have had a number of 1st XV

players in recent years who have

come in on scholarships after

previously attending other secondary

schools.

This can be great for creating

opportunities for talented

rugby players who are at schools

without a UC Championship

there are too many examples

of talent moving from one UC

Championship school to another

on scholarships, causing an imbalance

in power.

It’s understood that St Thomas’

are the latest victim with two

young talents heading to Christ’s

and another two set move to St

Andrew’s on scholarships.

It’s nothing new either. One

of my last conversations with

the late John Fox involved him

reminiscing on St Bede’s College

poaching a Shirley Boys’ High

School rising star several years

ago called Jamayne Isaako – now

the NRL’s rookie of the year.

Are we happy to watch our

schoolboy comp become a

poaching battle or it is time to

speak up?

Not only is Webb having to

crank-up his preparation to

defend his national TQ crown,

but he is again returning

to Auckland to contest the

international midget car series

at Western Springs over the

Christmas break.

Last season, Webb’s efforts

saw him win the Presidents Cup

at the New Zealand Speedway

Awards in recognition of his

prowess in the two classes at a

national level.


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Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

The Star

Travlon

Coachlines

ADVERTISING

Build more customers &

sales for your business

by advertising in this

Trades &

ProFessional

services

direcTory.

For full informtation on

our exclusive & fantastic

package options

Ph. 379 – 1100

cleaning/gardening

BUILDER

• New Builds

• Renovations, extensions

• Repairs and maintenance

• Plastering and painting

Ring Mark

027 229 7310

for a free quote

www.longsilverconstruction.com

CONCRETE

Carpet binding

DI’S CARPET

BINDING

Have your carpet off-cuts bound

124 Halswell Junction Rd, Halswell

Ph 322 1103 M 027 586 4830

Hours Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm

concrete & paving

CHARTER & TOUR

Travlon

Coachlines

Travlon Coachlines

School Run to some

private schools

ex Selwyn/Halswell area

“Wide range of coaches

“Wide

and buses for

School range of Run coaches to some and buses

for Charter

private schools

& Tour”

ex Selwyn/Halswell area

www.travlon.co.nz

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

“Wide

Email:

Phone: range

info@travlon.co.nz

03 325 of coaches 2959

and buses for

DECORATORS

Charter & Tour”

Email: info@travlon.co.nz

home

cleaning

gardening

services available

throughout

christchurch

your one stop shop for home services

www.anextrapairofhands.co.nz

for a free quote

0800 535 355

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

• Earthquake repairs

• New Home Specialists

• Patios & Paths

tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

www.affordableconcrete.co.nz

www.travlon.co.nz

Phone: 03 325 2959

Email: info@travlon.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

digga hire

DRIVEWAYS

Driveways

electrician

Short and long term hire -

Flexible and competitive rates

1.5t - 25t Excavators & attachmEnts

0800 344 425

Cnr SH1 & Weedons Ross Rd, Rolleston

Access from Manion Rd

Exposed Aggregate

Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

Over 22 Years Experience

Quality

Workmanship

• Driveways

• Kerb &

Channel

• Garden Edging

(Since 2005)

Phone: 0800 081 400

Mob: 0274 325 457

• 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

kitchen renovation

Kitchen looking tired?

Revitalize with new colour at a

fraction of replacement cost

• Alterations & Hardware available

• Laminated Kitchens no problem

• ‘On Site’ finishing available

• Over 20 years experience

• Free Quotes with no obligation

• All Joinery & Furniture repair & Spraycoatings

PABLO’S PAINTWORKS

27 Birmingham Drive, Middleton

03 338 6280 | 021 541 323

pablospaints@xtra.co.nz

www.pablospaintworks.co.nz

landscaping

Landscape

Construction and

Garden Maintenance

You can have your gardens, trees,

shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best

all year round, for a great price.

Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

• Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

New Home Landscaping

Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features

• Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual

• Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz


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Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

junk

Why go to the Dump? Junkman comes to you!

Items too big for the rubbish bin?

Or too heavy for you to move?

Junkman comes to FROM

you & takes it away $

65 *

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

0800 586 5626

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

Mailer Deliveries

For a local, reliable

mailer delivery

service contact

Star Media

• Newspaper inserts

• Magazine inserts

• Letterbox deliveries

• Urban & Rural deliveries

For a cost effective, targeted delivery

please call 03 379 7100 or email

michaela.malloch@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi

PAINTER

CASH SETTLING?

Call us today for a FREE

no obligation quote.

We are experts in all aspects of interior

& exterior painting & decorating.

Perfection is our passion!

Courtney Keast Creative Technician

P: 021 571 946 E: courtney@paintmasters.co.nz

PAINTERS

pc & phone repairs

plumber

PLUMBER

Painters and Decorators Ltd

Canterbury Owned and Operated

A husband and wife team

Specializing in:

• Roof Painting

• Interior/exterior

residential

• Small commercial

painting

Noel 027-411-3596

kemp.painters@gmail.com

kemp painters and decorators

We offer

free quotes

Quality not

Quantity

• iPhones • Smart Phones

• iPads • Tablets • Computers

• Laptop Repairs, Parts and Accessories

• Glass Screen Protectors

• Phone Cases • Cables etc

Shop 3A, 1 Stark Drive, Wigram Business Park

Phone 0800 222 691

GET GAS HOT WATER

$2700.00

plus GST

CONVERSION

INCLUDES:

Removal of old

cylinder, installation

of Rheem Gas Pack

GAS PACK INCLUDES:

RHEEM INTEGRITY 27

and...

1x Regular 8kg

oki-koki c/w hood

1x Condensate Kit

1x Twin Valve Kit

1x Slab

Plus every conversion signed up goes into

the draw to win a $500 Westfield voucher

PH 0508 AQUA PRO

aquaproplumbing.nz

Available during the promotional period of 1st November 2018 to 19th December 2018. Products may not be stocked at every store but can be ordered in while

stocks last. Voucher will be drawn on the 20th of December 2018. Further terms and conditions apply, please contact us on 0508 AQUAPRO for more details.

12 years

experience

Serving Christchurch and wider

Canterbury Region with quality

workmanship and service.

24/7 caLLOUT serVice

plumber

PLUMBER

ROOF REPAIRS

Towing

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

PLUMBING & GASFITTING

• Hot water cylinder repair/replacement

• Leaky taps, blocked toilets

• New housing

• All plumbing alterations

• Mains pressure hot water

• Fire and wetback installation

• Digger/tipper excavation and hire

• Watermain replacement/repair

• Free quotes

• Certified craftsman plumber

10% prompt payment discount*

same day service*

*conditions apply

call/text 027 245 5100

Freephone: 0508 426 269

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

For safe, damage free

car transportation

call Ashley’s Tow Taxi

Special care for special cars

ASHLEY’S TOW TAXI

Breakdown & Relocation

0800 TOW TAXI • 0800 869 8294

TRADES

TREE SERVICES

VIDEO PRODUCTION

WINDOW TINTING

Advertise your

business & services

in Christchurch’s

best read &

largest circulation

newspaper

Delivered into over 92,000

Christchurch homes every week.

Ask us about our fantastic

cost affordable packages.

Phone: 03 379 1100 | www.star.kiwi

ALBA TREE SERVICES LTD

Fully qualified Arborists covering

Christchurch and surrounding districts

• Tree Pruning

• Tree Planting

• Tree Removal

• Free professional advice

• Hedge Trimming

• No obligation quote

Call today,

Mik - 021 0831 7293

Office - 03 360 2962

www.albatreeservices.co.nz

business video

PRoduCTion

A video will bring your business alive & into your

customers mind.

Promote your services or business with a

professionally created video with us

• Corporate and Business

video a speciality

• Competitive rates

• 25 years experience

Start to finished product

• Professional quality

guaranteed

PHone KeRRY 021 635 083

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

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468


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The Star Classifieds

Board

Looking for

friendly &

responsible

host families

For Chinese Holiday

Group Students

Around 20th-

30th Jan 2019

From $240

per week

Phone or text

021 969620 or email

china@cancan.com

Boating Accessories

& Equipment

WINDSCREENS

Perspex cut to size and

shape, Fab Plastics ph

366 3634

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., to see is to buy

$4495, ph 352 5963

MITSUBISHI 380 SX,

2007. Red, $8,000 paint,

3.8 V6, 40mpg, spoiler,

17” alloys., to see is to buy

$4495, ph 352 5963

Car Parts

The Automotive Lamp

Specialists

Church Notices

Prophetic Voice to the Church

Come and hear what

God is saying to

YOU and the

CHURCH through

our guest speaker.

Sunday 9th Dec at 10am

322 Sawyers Arms Rd at Emmanuel Christian School

Enquiries to Kevin - 022 314 2818

Church Notices

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm

Address:

Gaynor

Clairvoyance:

Gaynor

Tuesday 1pm - 3pm

Healing &

Clairvoyance

All Welcome

Classic Cars &

Motorcycles

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

Community Events

ALCOHOLICS

ANONYMOUS, If you

want to have a drink that’s

your business. If you want

to stop, we can help. Phone

0800 229-6757

Computer

Services

SeniorNet

Mac

Apple tuition & help

for any age group.

Apple computers, iPad,

iPhone and watch.

41 Essex Street

Mon, Wed and Fri

10am-12 Noon

Further details phone

352 4950

Curtains

A1 CURTAINS/

DRAPES. Roman blinds,

tie backs, cushions, nets

& voiles, plus alterations.

Free quotes. Ph Kay 980

1501 or 021 257 1823. kay.

tainui88@gmail.com

Flatmates

FLATMATE WANTED.

$140 incl power. Ph 021

08748205

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

Finance

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

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

Funeral Directors

Direct

Cremation

No frills, No Service,

No fuss, simply

straight to the crem.

Other options available

Ph: 379 0178

for our brochure

or email

office@undertaker.co.nz

Garage Sales

ADDINGTON Flat 1 - 55

Ruskin St, Sat 9am - 12

noon. Persian rug, 48” tv,

coffee table, boy’s bike,

pram, toys, kitchen stuff,

cabinet etc.

BISHOPDALE 6

Ruddenklau Lane (off

Greere Rd), Sat 9am -

3pm. Moving house, all

needs to go. Lots of h/hold

items and cheap quality

clothing.

Finance

Funeral Directors

Finance

Garage Sales

HEI HEI

4 Mary Mere Place.

Sat from 8am. Cotton

mattress, puzzles, push

chair. umbrella & stand,

gifts for all.

Gardening

& Supplies

TREE & HEDGE

SERVICES

• Trees removed

• Trees pruned

• Storm damage

• Hedges trimmed

• Free quotes

Ph Justin

021 221 4344

A GARDEN OR

LANDSCAPING TIDY

UP? Shrub, hedge &

tree pruning, Lawns,

Gardening, consistently

reliable general property

upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10

yrs experience, One off

tidy ups or on-going

service. Nick’s Garden

Maintenance. Keeping

your garden beautiful.

Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

& 022 264 7452

NORTH BEACH

LANDSCAPE GARDEN

28 Pegasus Ave, Sat 9am,-

PROFESSIONAL

12pm, Tools, English

Qualified Horticulturist,

China, Clothes, old Linen,

offering expert, garden

shoes and much more.

makeovers, design and

RICHMOND

landscaping, for free

42 North Avon Rd, Sat 8 - quotes call Bryce 027 688-

1. Small fridge, girls bikes 8196 or 0508 242-733

& good clothing, garden

tools, general bits & pieces

SPREYDON

PETE’S

SERVICE

GARDENING

Gardening,

100 Domain Tce, Sat 8am. rubbish removal, cleanups,

H/hold goods, jewellery, expert pruning, hedge

small camera, computer, trimming, tree cutting,

pictures, Briarwood bag.

SPREYDON

17 Dellow Place.

Sat 8am -1pm..High chair,

good rates, no job too big

or too small, half the price

of a franchise, ph 027 551

4118

books, china, household

Handy Person

goods

Services

ST

MARTINS

38A Palatine Tce, Sat 8am Tired of that dripping

start. Moving to retirement tap?Brassed off with

village, big cleanout of h/

hold items.

WOOLSTON

15 Compton St, Sat 8 -

those sticking doors and

windows?Sick of looking

at that broken gate &

fence?Help is at hand!Ph

2pm. H/hold, clothing, John on 021 149 0986 for

furniture etc.

an obligation free quote to

ease your mind.

Massage

MALE Masseur, relax

massage, waxing for men,

8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756

To Let

HOMESITTERS

reqd Xmas / New Year.

Lovely homes / pets. Ph

Lisa 03 359-2323 www.

townandcountryhomesit.

co.nz

SUMNER

One bdrm flat, all s/c.

Power & Broadband incl.

$330 pw..Ph 03 3266260

or 0272 369779

Tools & Machinery

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Trades & Services

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree and shrub pruning

Hedge trimming

Garden maintenance

Build raised gardens

Lawnmowing

CALL us 021 405 277

RIDE ON MOWING

at a GOOD pRIcE

INDustRIal, cOMMERcIal,

lIfEstylE & laRGE

REsIDENtIal. fREE QuOtE.

Ph. Pat 021 084 52952

or email. topcutznz@gmail.com

Topcutz Garden Services

rooF

painting

Book now and

receive 20% discount

for summer.

Rope and harness a

speciality.

No scaffolding required.

30 years experience.

Free quotes, call

Craig 021 060 2392

Health & Beauty Health & Beauty Health & Beauty

The Star

Trades & Services

• Commercial Carpet Cleaning

• Residential Carpet Cleaning

• Upholstery Cleaning

• Stain & Odor Removal

• Tile & Grout Cleaning

NEED HELP

WITH YOUR

CARPET CLEAN?

Simply give us a call

on 021 035 8989

We will get the job done

in a professional way.

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

Ph: 027 275 0238

blastitclean2015.bruce@

gmail.com

• No job too big

or small

• Free quotes

Call me for all

your waterblasting

needs

Bruce Bellam

Sole operator

Over 14 years experience

Mention this ad and get

20% off

New and Used Lamps for

Cars, Trucks, Vans, 4WD

and Motorhomes

Church Notices

Christian

sPiritUaList

ChUrCh

182 Edgeware Road

Sunday Service 7pm

Address

Tawera

Clairvoyant

Tawera

AGM 10 th Dec

All Welcome

Phone 385 2569

PH 0800 225 483

325 Brougham Street

CHRISTCHURCH

Church Notices

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Sydenham Community

Centre

23/25 Hutcheson St

Address

Carol

Clairvoyance

Carol and Davida

Sunday 7pm

All Welcome

Phone 349-9749

OVER 50’S SPECIAL ONLY $45

Footcare

Deluxe Package

Footpod offers a complete array of

footcare services to help you overcome

problems and maintain healthy feet.

. Athletes foot

. Fungus nails

. Ingrown toenails

. Warts, corns,

calluses & bunions

. General foot care

021 900 977

27 Forfar St, CHCH | www.footpod.co.nz


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

PAINTING

OLDER PAINTER

FOR OLDER HOUSES

50 YEARS IN TRADE

“All the skills”

Contact Jimmy Bell

3384432 or 0211221487

GST FREE

Trades & Services

PLUMBER

Phone Mike

021 132 8929

AvAilAble for:

Hot water cylinder

replacements

Gas conversions

Top quality full

house filtration to

protect all your

plumbing and your

health from chlorine.

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

ELECTRICIANS

Professional

Friendly Registered

Tradesmen available

for your Electrical

requirements today.

For immediate

quality service please

contact

services

Ph. 03 322 8454

www.skeltonelectrical.co.nz

electricAl

• Residential, Domestic

and Commercial

• New Housing

• Renovations

• Switchboard upgrades

• LED Lighting upgrades;

Residential, Domestic

and Commercial

• Repairs and Maintenance

• Rewiring

• Emergency Breakdown

and Repairs

• Ventilation Systems

• Competitive Rates

• Free Quotes for ChCh and

surrounding areas

Elusion ElEctrical ltd

Call: 03 421 5661

Email: elusionelectrical

@gmail.com

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

ROOF

PAINTING

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

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

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.

FENCING

25 yrs exp. Fencing, all

styles & gates. Ph Mark

0273 313 223

FENCING , DECKS &

HOME RENO’S

All types of fencing.

decking & reno’s. 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

Painting, tiling, new

shower, fence, deck etc

etc. Gordon 0274 851 897

or 960-1961

HANDYMAN

REPAIRMAN

20 yrs exp. No job too

small.Prompt

service,

reasonable

rates.Free

quotes.Ph Wayne 9813873

/0272853083

LANDSCAPING

PROFESSIONAL

We offer high-quality

landscape

construction.

Decking, Fencing, Paving,

Concrete, Planter, Stone

work, Lawns & Irrigation,

Earth work etc. For Free

Quotes call or text Kei

(Kay) 022 043 4150

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

LAWNMOWING

You Grow I Mow. Free

quotes. Ph / text Chris 021

252 1801

NOT

JUST

MAINTENANCE

Always looking to improve

gardens & suggest ideas!

Graeme 027 341 8596 /

342-5151

OVEN CLEANING

Professional

cleans

$50.00. Gift Vouchers

avail. Phone 0800 683-

6253 or 027 228-0025

OVEN CLEANING

Professional

cleans

$50.00. Gift Vouchers

avail. Phone 0800 683-

6253 or 027 228-0025

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

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTING

30 years experience,

workmanship

guaranteed,

pensioners

discounts, free quotes, ph

Robert 021 026-30757

PAINTING

PLASTERING

Plaster repairs & stipple

ceilings, repainting. No

job too small. Older

tradesman. Ph Pete 022

6895 933

PLASTERER

Phone Finn the interior

plasterer small job

specialist, holes, cracks,

renovatons,

alterations.

Canty born. Ph 022

0874351

PLASTER MASONRY

& PAINTING

Roofing & Brick

Repairs, Stucco, Fixing,

Stopping, Cracks &

Holes. Small jobs ok.

30 yrs exp . Free quotes.

Gary 3428950 / 021 529

022

REMOVALS

Small furniture removals,

have own van, can fit

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc, honest

& reliable, any area

considered, ph Chch 027

517 7001

ROOFING REPAIRS

Fully qualified, over 40

yrs experience. Ph John

027 432-3822 or 351-

9147 email johnchmill@

outlook.com

ROTARY HOEING

Veggie gardens, new

sections. Ph Dave 382-

5779

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Van & Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

022

SCAFFOLDING

For all your scaffolding

requirements.

Locally

owned & operated. Immed

start avail. Ph 022 322

0670

Trades & Services

bin co

Ph: 383-0646

027 2131 733

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Brighton’s Hawke St car park.

Coastal-Burw od Ward city

counci lor David East wants

WorkSafe to pre sure the car

park’s private owners into

repairing the potholes which are

a “trip and vehicle” hazard.

WorkSafe chief inspector

a se sment southern Da ren

Handforth said it may be able to

take action under the Health and

Safety at Work Act 2015, “as a

person conducting a busine s or

undertaking.”

Mr Handforth said WorkSafe

is aware of the concerns raised by

Cr East abou the car park.

“WorkSafe has completed

an a se sment visi to the site

and is engaging with the owner

to advise them that it is their

responsibility to manage their

risks a propriately.”

Different parts of the car park

are owned by various people

and the Coastal-Burw od

Community Board recently

wrote to them about its concerns

around health and safety.

Cr East said the bi gest i sue

in the past has b en ge ting in

touch with the landlords and

owners and ge ting them to

agr e to anything. “The board

a preciates that multi-ownership

of the parking space may present

a difficulty in co-ordinating

repair/resurfacing but felt obliged

to pa s these concerns onto you,”

said the le ter.

One reply has b en received so

far from an owner who is wi ling

to discu s the i sue. However, a l

the owners would have to agr e

to undertake work.

Cr East said there had b en

a “number of incidences” in

the car park of people injuring

themselves which had gone

unreported.

“I’ve always though that it

has b en quite amazing that we

haven’t had any serious a cidents

or senior citizens perhaps

tri ping in those potholes and

doing themselve some damage.”

He is confiden the new

a proach wi l bring results.

“I think the WorkSafe

involvement may prove to be the

lever that we are l oking for.”

New bid to fix potholes

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on Hawke St

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day before the competition

began.

“Tom was a ba s player from

Cashmere High Sch ol who was

playing with our big band this

year. He had a strong chance of

wi ning best ba s player a the

festival as he was a very a complished

musician,” head of music

Duncan Ferguson said.

“We were delighted to win, but

it was bi tersw et,” he said.

St Andrew’s won the most

outstanding big band title a the

competition in Tauranga.

The ban dedicated it se to

Tom, who died while on his way

to Cashmere High on March 27.

His death was po sibly related to

a medical event.

•Turn to page 9

SW ET SOUNDS: St Andrew’s Co lege year 12 students Lewis Edmond and Je na We ls performing a the 41st National Youth

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• By Sophie Cornish and Julia Evans

THE PAPANUI-I nes

Community Board has taken the

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to figh the city council over

funding.

Signatures are being co lected

in a bid to get funding for a community

facility in Shirley.

It comes after the city council

removed funding for the centre

pla ned for Shirley Rd, near the

intersection with Hi ls Rd. This

was the site of the former community

centre, which was badly

damaged in the February 2,

20 1, earthquake.

The removal o funding

prompted community board

chairwoman Ali Jones to threaten

to stan down, citing it as her “die

in the ditch” project.

Ms Jone said the board’s role

is to represen the community,

and by gathering signatures from

residents, it was fulfi ling that

role.

“One of the roles of a community

board is to represent and act

as advocate for the interests of its

community and this is what we

are doing. The LTP and a nual

plans are a l about lo bying the

council.”

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DEAN CALVERT (above)

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The former New Zealand

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father George and brother

Bryce to London ahead of the

fight where they spen time

with Parker in the build up.

Mr Calvert, 47, comes from a

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Former champ hooks

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Cave Rock

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• By Sarla Donovan

THE OWNERS of Sumner’s Cave

Rock Apartments ar expecting the

Earthquake Commi sion to sign-off

on a se tlement agr emen this w ek.

Body corporate chairman Mike

White said the group had gone

into mediation with IAG and EQC

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on a deal with IAG on February

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to the day after the February 2,

20 1, earthquake. However, they

are waiting for EQC to sign the

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“Given that EQC actua ly drafted

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problem with them doing that.”

The apartment suffere damage

in the February and June, 20 1,

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A decision to paint double yellow

lines on the stretch betw en

Summit Rd and the Sign of the

Takahe was earlier made by the

Spreydon-Cashmere Community

Board.

Bu the Banks Peninsula Community

Boar decided against

ye low lines on the Summit Rd-

Governors Bay section due to the

road’s na rowne s and general

condition.

The changes are designed to try

and reduce the crash rate.

Insta lation of the double

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signs and raised centre line pavement

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The work i scheduled to take

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• By Emily O’Co ne l

A WOOLSTON butcher proved

to be a cut above the rest in an

international competition.

New World Fe ry Rd butcher

Jeremy Garth and his team, the

Pure South Sharp Blacks, recently

came second a the World

Butchers’ Cha lenge in Northern

Ireland.

It was the firs time Mr Garth

had competed in the cha lenge

and he was “rea ly proud” of

how the team performed.

“We produced some top quality

products and came away

with a g od result so we’re very

ha py,” he said.

The preparation for this year’s

World Butchers’ Cha lenge was

intense as the team members

met in Auckland every two

months for lengthy w ekend

practices.

Mr Garth, who has b en a

butcher for 14 years, said the

competition brought back his

pa sion for the job.

“Doing a l thi stuff and

m eting new people, s eing new

ideas, it just brings that flair

back for you,” he said.

Mr Garth hopes t own a

butcher shop of his own someday

but says for now he wi l focus

on ge ting mor experience

and on the 2020 cha lenge.

“In two years’ time, we’ l be

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GLOBAL STAGE: W olston butcher Jeremy Garth back home after his team came second in the World Butchers’ Cha lenge.

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A CRACKDOWN on mobile

traders acro s the districts could

be l oming.

However, the public has li tle

interest in having input into the

i sue.

Only eight submi sions were

received for a potential bylaw

aimed at regulating commercial

activities in public places.

The district council wi l be

holding a hearing for the Public

Places Bylaw and Policy on Commercial

Activities and Events in

Public Places.

A hearing i scheduled to be

held on Thursday.

The bylaw comes as an increasing

number of mobile traders

are s eking t operate in Selwyn,

especia ly during the summer

months.

In the past year, the district

council has received five inquiries

about se ting up a mobile busine s

on private or public land.

A report said there are two

str et operators in Darfield, a

coff e cart is parked beside the

railway in Ro leston, and a pi za

cart visits Lincoln w ekly betw en

September-May along with a Thai

f od truck.

•Turn to page 7

Mobile

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Pupils learn about role of war horses

GR ENDALE SCHOOL pupils

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s eing first hand what men and

horses l oked like during war.

The New Zealand Mounted

Rifles Charitable Trust president

Mark A pleton and member

Mike Donaldson t ok their

horses to the sch ol on Monday,

in a bid to educate pupils on the

sacrifice their ancestors made in

World War 1 and World War 2.

Mr A pleton and Mr Donaldson

a rived a the sch ol dre sed

in World War 1 uniforms while

their horses Tommy and Kruze

wore 1 0-year-old sa dles donated

to the trust.

The presentation is a prelude

to the Gr endale Recreation Reserve

Management Commi t e’s

upcoming Anzac Day service.

As a tribute to those who

served, members of the trust will

ride horseback to the service.

Mr A pleton said it was

important children were

educated on what soldiers

wen through during World

War 1 and World War 2.

But he said the presentation

didn’t go into t o much detail

and was more of a “show and

te l” to make them aware of what

the soldiers l oked like.

Children were shown the type

of kits horses were required to

wear in the war.

•Turn to page 7

• By Georgia O’Co nor-Harding

HISTORY: Pupils have taken a step back in time learning about what

New Zealand soldiers and horses l oked like in World War 1. Abi P oler,

5, sits on Kruze, alongside Mounted Rifles Charitable Trust president

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AN U PER Ri carton butcher

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Elite Meats owner Corey

Winder was named in the a l

star team a the World Butchers’

Cha lenge in Northern Ireland.

Mr Winder and his team, the

Pure South Sharp Blacks, which

includes W olston butcher

Jeremy Garth, finished second

in the competition.

He said the cha lenge started

as a “transtasman test match”

seven years ago.

The preparation for this

year’s World Butchers’ Challenge

was intense as the team

members met in Auckland

every two months for lengthy

w ekend practices. Mr Winder

said coming second against 1

other countries was a “fantastic”

result.

“To get second behind Ireland

was a huge achievement and to

be ahead of Australia is an

even bi ger thing for us,” he

said.

But Mr Winder admires the

Australian team.

“Those guys over there

[Australia] are on top of their

game, they do a g od job,” he

said.

“And it just showcases that

New Zealand has got some

of the best butchers in the

world,” he said.

Mr Winder has b en a butcher

since the age of 19.

Elite butcher cut above the world

• By Emily O’Co ne l

THE HALSWE L-Hornby-

Ri carton Community Board

has b en given the gr en ligh to

o pose the pla ned qua ry near

Templeton.

Mayor Lia ne Dalziel told the

board on Thursday it had the okay

from the city council to make a

submi sion if Fulton Hogan a plies

for a resource consen to create a

qua ry.

Board chairman Mike Mora

told Western News the submi sion

would likely o pose Fulton Hogan’s

plan.

“You can just about guarant e

it . because we [the community

board] don’t believe qua ries

should be so close to residential

areas,” he said.

Mr Mora said he wasn’t sure if

the city council would endorse the

board’ submi sion.

“I’d like to think so because the

city council has had their eyes

open as we l ove recent years over

the crysta line silica risk,” he said.

Mr Mora said the community

board wi l be “representing and

advocating” for the Templeton

community.

•Turn to page 5

Community

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permission

to oppose

Templeton

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to figh the city council over

funding.

Signatures are being co lected

in a bid to get funding for a community

facility in Shirley.

It comes after the city council

removed funding for the centre

pla ned for Shirley Rd, near the

intersection with Hi ls Rd. This

was the site of the former community

centre, which was badly

damaged in the February 2,

20 1, earthquake.

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chairwoman Ali Jones to threaten

to stan down, citing it as her “die

in the ditch” project.

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day before the competition festival as he was a very a complished

musician,” head of music The ban dedicated it se to as advocate for the interests of its

competition in Tauranga.

began.

THE ST Andrew’s Co lege big “Tom was a ba s player from Duncan Ferguson said.

Tom, who died while on his way community and this is what we

band had extra incentive to Cashmere High Sch ol who was “We were delighted to win, but to Cashmere High on March 27. are doing. The LTP and a nual

win a the National Youth Ja z playing with our big band this it was bi tersw et,” he said. His death was po sibly related to plans are a l about lo bying the

Competition – ba s player, Tom year. He had a strong chance of St Andrew’s won the most a medical event.

council.”

Fastier, co lapsed an died the wi ning best ba s player a the outstanding big band title a the •Turn to page 9

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• By Georgia O’Co nor-Harding

A CRACKDOWN on mobile

traders acro s the districts could

be l oming.

However, the public has li tle

interest in having input into the

i sue.

Only eight submi sions were

received for a potential bylaw

aimed at regulating commercial

activities in public places.

The district council wi l be

holding a hearing for the Public

Places Bylaw and Policy on Commercial

Activities and Events in

Public Places.

A hearing i scheduled to be

held on Thursday.

The bylaw comes as an increasing

number of mobile traders

are s eking t operate in Selwyn,

especia ly during the summer

months.

In the past year, the district

council has received five inquiries

in a bid to educate pupils on the to the Gr endale Recreation Reserve

Management Commi t e’s But he said the presentation on private or public land.

War 1 and World War 2.

about se ting up a mobile busine s

sacrifice their ancestors made in

World War 1 and World War 2. upcoming Anzac Day service. didn’t go into t o much detail A report said there are two

Mr A pleton and Mr Donaldson

a rived a the sch ol dre sed served, members of the trust wi l te l” to make them aware of what coff e cart is parked beside the

As a tribute to those who and was more of a “show and str et operators in Darfield, a

in World War 1 uniforms while ride horseback to the service. the soldiers l oked like.

railway in Ro leston, and a pi za

their horses Tommy and Kruze Mr A pleton said it was

Children were shown the type cart visits Lincoln w ekly betw en

wore 1 0-year-old sa dles donated

to the trust.

educated on what soldiers wear in the war.

f od truck.

important children were

of kits horses were required to September-May along with a Thai

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Rock Apartments are expecting the

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Body corporate chairman Mike

White said the group had gone

into mediation with IAG and EQC

on February 20, and signed off

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to the day after the February 2,

20 1, earthquake. However, they

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From New World Ferry Rd

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Fishin’ for w eds

Children’s event at risk if The

Groynes’ lakes not cleaned up

A NEW 60km/h sp ed limit and

double ye low lines wi l be in

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May.

The sp ed limit change was

a proved by the city counci last

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A decision to paint double yellow

lines on the stretch betw en

Summit Rd and the Sign of the

Takahe was earlier made by the

Spreydon-Cashmere Community

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Bu the Banks Peninsula Community

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It was the firs time Mr Garth met in Auckland every two Mr Garth hopes t own a signs and raised centre line pavement

markers wi l begin in mid

had competed in the cha lenge months for lengthy w ekend butcher shop of his own someday

but says for now he will fo-

April.

A WOOLSTON butcher proved and he was “rea ly proud” of

to be a cut above the rest in an how the team performed.

Mr Garth, who

THE HALSWE a

L-Hornbycus

on ge ting mor experience The work i scheduled to take

international competition. “We produced some top quality

products and came away competition brought

butcher for 14 years,

Ri carton

said Community

and on

Board

the 2020 cha lenge.

place betw en April 15-18, 2-26,

New World Fe ry Rd butcher

has b

back

en given

his

the gr

“In

en

two

ligh

years’

to

time, we’ l be 29 and May 2.

Jeremy Garth and his team, the with a g od result so we’re very

o pose the pla ned

going

qua ry

back

near

to try and win the While the work is done, Dyers

Pure South Sharp Blacks, recently

came second a the World The preparation for this year’s m eting new people,

Pa s Rd wi l be closed to traffic

Mayor

s eing

Lia

new

Dalziel

U per

told

Ri

the

carton butcher Corey

from the Sign of the Takahe to

Butchers’ Cha lenge in Northern World Butchers’ Cha lenge was ideas, it just brings

board

that

on

flair

Thursday it had

Winder

the okay

was part of the Pure Governors Bay betw en 7pm and

intense as the team members

from the city council

South

to make

Sharp

a

Blacks team.

6.30am.

submi sion if Fulton Hogan a plies

for a resource consen to create a

Board chairman Mike Mora

told Western News the submi sion

would likely o pose Fulton Ho-

“You can just about guarant e

it . because we [the community

board] don’t believe qua ries

should be so close to residential

areas,” he said.

Mr Mora said he wasn’t sure if

Pure South Sharp Blacks, which every two months for lengthy Australian team.

the city council would endorse the

includes W olston butcher w ekend practices. Mr Winder “Those guys over there

board’ submi sion.

AN U PER Ri carton butcher Jeremy Garth, finished second said coming second against 1 [Australia] are on top of their “I’d like to think so because the

has proven himself to be a cut

other countries was a “fantastic” game, they do a g od job,” he city council has had their eyes

above his Au sie rivals at an He said the cha lenge started

said.

open as we l ove recent years over

international competition. as a “transtasman test match” “To get second behind Ireland “And it just showcases that the crysta line silica risk,” he said.

Elite Meats owner Corey

was a huge achievement and to New Zealand has got some

Mr Mora said the community

Winder was named in the a l

be ahead of Australia is an of the best butchers in the board wi l be “representing and

star team a the World Butchers’ year’s World Butchers’ Challenge

was intense as the team

Mr Winder has b en a butcher

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Colombo St: Thursday 7.30pm

- Open Mic. Friday 7pm - Ryan

Neville & the Midnight Clubs

Show Band, ticketed. Monday

7pm - Quiz. Tuesday 7pm - Open

Mic. Wednesday 7pm - Trad

Session & Irish Language Lessons.

BILL’S BAR, 1 Halswell Rd:

Thursday 6pm - Mickey Rat’s

Karaoke. Friday 7pm - Watts Up.

Sunday 6pm - Mickey Rat’s

Karaoke.

BLUE SMOKE, Woolston

Tannery, Garlands Rd:

Sunday 7pm - Ziggy Alberts,

SOLD OUT.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO,

30 Victoria St: Friday 5.30pm -

Absolut; 8.45pm - Topia; 11.59pm

- Eddie Simon (Valley Bar); 6pm -

Graham Wardrop (Grand Cafe).

Saturday 5.30pm - Stevie D;

8.45pm - Stephen James; 11.59pm

- Smoothtalk (Valley Bar); 6pm -

Hanafi Machirus (Grand Cafe).

Sunday 5.30pm - Sly Manhattan

(Valley Bar).

CHRISTMAS VARIETEASE,

D4, 10 Garlands Rd:

Thursday & Friday 8pm -

Songbirds, serial artists, comedy,

circus, burlesque showgirls, dance,

music, vintage dance starring

Bonita Danger Doll, Lydiah Bee,

Nellie Noble, Kiss Hiss Roar,

Mulletman, Shortie Georgia, Cat

Gilchrist. Presale tickets $25 + bf

at Dash, doorsales $35. R18.

GARDEN BAR CAFE, 110

Marshland Rd: Saturday

5.30pm - Vintage Blue.

HORNBY WMC, 17 Carmen

Rd: Friday 7pm - Jo’s Karaoke.

HORNCASTLE ARENA,

Jack Hinton Drive: Sunday

7pm - Showtime Australia present

The ABBA Show. Tickets at

Ticketek.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL,

145 Gloucester St: Sunday

11am - Anna Lee School of Dance

Sparkle; 2.30pm - Anna Lee

School of Dance Shimmer;

6.30pm - Anna Lee School of

Dance Shine. Tickets at Ticketek.

MAINSTREET SPORTS

BAR, 37 High St, Rangiora:

Sunday 3pm - Sorry, no live music

this week, next Sunday is

Anthony.

PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR, cnr

Brighton Mall/Marine

Pde: Thursday 7pm - Poker.

Friday 9pm - Free pool & jukebox.

Saturday - Hot Gossip. Monday

7.30pm - Quiz Night.

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118

Racecourse Rd, Sockburn:

Friday 7pm - DnD Duo (Jojo &

Mark). Sunday 6pm - Lance Kiwi

Karaoke.

RICHMOND WMC, cnr

London St & Stanmore Rd:

Friday 7.30pm - Anthony.

Saturday 7pm - The Atarmies.

Sunday 3pm - Liz Braggins.

SETTLERS CAFE, BAR &

RESTAURANT , 1060 Ferry

Rd, Ferrymead: Thursday

7pm - Karaoke Talent Quest Heat

4. Friday 7.30pm - Lynn. Saturday

- Neil Alexander. Sunday 2pm -

Jason & Sharkey. Wednesday -

Open Mic with Lyn (formerly

Janes Wine Bar).

SPORTS HOUSE, 87

Riccarton Rd: Saturday 8pm -

Southfield Duo. Sunday 3pm -

Holly Kimber.

STOCKXCHANGE, 110

Marshland Rd: Friday 7pm -

Hot Gossip. Saturday 7pm -

Misfitz.

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB,

Lincoln Rd, Addington:

Wednesday 7pm - Willie’s Open

Mic.

TEMPS HORNBY, Goulding

St, Hornby: Friday 8.30pm -

Misfitz. Saturday 8.30pm - Live

music. Wednesday 7pm - Mickey

Rat Karaoke.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84

Riccarton Rd: Thursday

9.30pm - Karaoke. Friday - The

Rocky Road Irish Duo. Saturday -

Live music. Monday 7pm - Poker.

Tuesday 7pm - Quiz Night.

Wednesday 9pm- Karaoke.

THE MILLER BAR, 308

Lincoln Rd, Addington:

Thursday 7pm - Learn to Rock n

Roll. Friday 9pm - Don’t Tell

Mama. Saturday 9.30pm - Decoy

Duck. Wednesday 8pm - Karaoke

with Lance Kiwi.

Vintage Blue entertain in

the Garden Hotel, GBC

bar on Saturday night.

THE PAPANUI CLUB, 310

Sawyers Arms Rd: Friday

7pm - Co-Op Acoustic. Sunday

3pm - Davey Backyard.

THE PLAINSMEN

BARBERSHOP QUARTET,

Christchurch Transitional

Cathedral, 234 Hereford

St: Saturday 7.30pm - The

Plainsmen Chorus sponsors ‘A

Christmas Celebration’, a family

friendly concert. The concert will

feature The Plainsmen, along with

special guests: Kate Taylor & Jack

Page, the Christchurch Girls’

Choir, Nor’West Brass Ensemble,

Nikita Smith & Ryan Vincent and

Accord. Adults $20,

Students/Seniors $15 and school

age children are free. Tickets at

Evenfinda or go to

www.plainsmen.co.nz

Davey Backyard entertains in

the Papanui Club courtyard

on Sunday afternoon.

THE WAVE BAR, Marine

Pde, New Brighton:

Thursday 8.30pm - Karaoke.

Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday

8.30pm - Live music.

TREVINO’S RESTAURANT

& BAR, 22 Riccarton Rd:

Friday 9pm - Reckless Duo.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 43

Hargood St: Saturday 7.30pm -

The Drews, $2 entry.

WUNDERBAR, Lyttelton:

Tuesday 7pm - Showcase & Open

Mic. Wednesday 8pm - Cecil

Turbine + Jane McArthur, $10

entry.


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The Star

H ORNBY

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DURING REDEVELOPMENT

THIS FRIDAY, 7PM

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THIS SUNDAY

9 DEC

LIVE MUSIC BY EDDIE SIMON

FREE KID’S GIFT

Adults $30.

Kids 12 & under $1 per year of age.

Bookings essential.

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

MONDAY 31.DEC.18

8PM START

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SUN 16 DEC

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TUE 25 DEC

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TICKETS STRICTLY LIMITED

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NO DOOR SALES

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Wednesday - Sunday from 5pm

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Chicken Wings & Slaw

Beef Burger & Fries

Roast Meat Sammy

Chicken Wrap & Fries

Bangers & Mash

Quiche & Salad

Mac & Cheese

BLT & Fries

Vege Nachos

Fish & Fries

COME DANCING

with Lynne Chaney & friends

This Sunday 9th December, from 1.30pm

Papanui RSA, 55 Bellvue Rd. $2 Entry.


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Thursday December 6 2018 67

Rockin’, rollin’, and boxing

at the Richmond Club

The Atarmies

LEGENDARY local rockers The

Atarmies play this Saturday night at the

Richmond WMC.

The four piece, made up of Mark

Jayet (drums, vocals); Mark Wootton

(lead guitar, vocals); Dennis Abbott

(bass, vocals); and Darren Alexander

(lead vocals guitar), has been engaging

audiences with their special blend of

classic rock and blues for well over a

decade. Catch them at the club from

7pm... or even better still, make a night

of it and grab a meal at the Club Bistro.

Also performing this weekend are

popular solo artist Anthony

Easterbrook-Carter on Friday night

from 7pm and, making her debut

appearance at the Club on Sunday from

3pm is, singer/pianist Liz Braggins.

And announcing for the first time

ever at the Club ... World Heavyweight

Boxing. Next Saturday from 7.30pm the

Club will be screening the PARKER v

FLORES bout LIVE from Christchurch.

The Richmond Club, 75 London St,

ph 03 389 5778. www.rwmc.co.nz.

What s On

AT THE CASHMERE CLUB

THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR 4pm-6pm

RAFFLES from 4pm

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SATURDAY

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WHAT’S ON

AT THE

RICHMOND

CLUB

Open Wed to Sun.

CLUBBISTRO Lunch & Dinner

richmond

club

www.rwmc.co.nz

pride of the east

since 1888

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

RAFFLES - Great prizes

FRI 7.30PM

ANTHONY

THIS WEEKEND

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The

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PARKER

v FLORES

SUN 3PM

SATURDAY 15TH DEC FROM 7.30PM

• Open daily from 11am • Courtesy Van • TAB & Gaming

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THIS WEEK...

THURSDAY:

LUCKY TREASURE CHEST

FRIDAY: LUCKY MEMBER DRAW

BISTRO

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

BAR MENU available all day

SAVE THE

DATE!

CLUB

Xmas Party

SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER

with the DnD DUO (Jojo & Mark)

• SKY Sport• Pool Tables

• Gaming Room • TAB •

• Shuttle runs Thurs, Fri, Sat night •

Christchurch’s only beach side club

What’s On

by the beach

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

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SHUTTLE SERVICE Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat.

Dine by the Beach

PIERVIEW CLUB

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UPSTAIRS

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Sun, and Sunday Brunch

from 10.30am to 2pm.

SUNDAY NIGHT

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Sunday 30th Dec

NEW YEARS EVE

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Monday 31st Dec

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from 5pm

BISTRO ROAST

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Tuesday - Thursday

Dine in only

$12

202 Marine Pde - Ph 388-9416 - www.newbrightonclub.co.nz - Members, guests & affiliates welcome


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The 2019

Season

Introducing a Stellar Year of

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SAVE 10 % -30 %

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The Star

Opens

THE

29 March 2019

Isaac Theatre Royal

SEASON

Director:

STEPHEN ROBERTSON

Musical Director:

RICHARD MARRETT

Associate Musical Director:

MATTHEW EVERINGHAM

Choreographer:

GEMMA KEARNEY

Opening: 29 March 2019

at the Isaac Theatre Royal

Evening performances:

7:30pm Tuesday - Saturday

Matinées: 4pm Sunday

31 March & 7 April

2pm Saturday 6 April

Duration: 2 hours 45 mins

including a 20 min interval

Imagine a world without rock

music. A world under the control of

an all-powerful global company and

its tyrannical boss, the Killer Queen.

Scaramouche and Galileo, two young

outsiders, cannot come to terms

with this bleak conformist reality.

They join the Bohemians, a handful

of rock rebels, and embark on the

search to find the unlimited power

of freedom, love and rock music!

Since 2002 over 16 million

theatregoers in 28 countries have

rocked out to this unique musical

based on the songs of Queen.

Written by Ben Elton (The Young

Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn) this

futuristic comedy is based around

more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hits

including: We Are The Champions,

Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free,

Somebody To Love, Killer Queen,

Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure,

Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One

Bites The Dust and, of course, We

Will Rock You.

Note: This production contains smoke

haze, strobe lighting and loud Rock

Music!

By Arrangement with

David Spicer Productions

www.davidspicer.com.au


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The

Season

Showbiz Christchurch

PRESENTS

THE MUSIC OF

IN CONCERT

Season: 14-16 June 2019

at the Isaac Theatre Royal

Evening performances:

7:30pm Friday - Saturday

Matinée: 4pm

Sunday 16 June

Duration: 2 hours 5 mins

including a 20 min interval

Devised by:

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

Artistic Director:

RAVIL ATLAS

The Showbiz Christchurch 2019 mid-year concert builds on

the success of Broadway Hitmen in 2018 which featured some

of the most popular tunes by musical hit maker Andrew Lloyd

Webber.

With a superb on-stage orchestra, outstanding soloists and

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production numbers from hit Lloyd Webber shows The Phantom

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more. Devised especially by Lloyd Webber himself, don’t miss

your chance to be part of this exclusive concert season over one

weekend only.

“THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD

WEBBER®” is presented by arrangement