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TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019

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Two-year wait for water tank

Space issues

further delay

$2.6m project


An artist’s

impression of

the new water

tank at Jeffreys


• By Jess Gibson

A CONTROVERSIAL multimillion

dollar water tank in the

heart of Fendalton has been hit

with a two-year delay.

The preliminary design

phase for the Jeffreys Reserve

suction tank is taking longer

than expected due to space

constraints at

the site, which

has pushed the


date out to May


The 500

cu m tank will

replace the




200 cu m


tank, which supplies

water to the city’s north-west.

City council head of three

waters and waste John Moore

said the space constraint issues

will be remedied once the eastern

wing of the current, un-used

pump station is demolished.

A larger area is needed around

the site to provide space for the

new tank’s construction and



Harewood Community Board

chairman Sam MacDonald said

he is “frustrated” the process has

been dragged out.

“We were told at the time [of

the proposal] that it was urgent

work that needed to be done

and that there was effectively

no way around it. So we worked

really hard to mitigate residents’

concerns and now we are back at

square one with delays,” he said.

The project was initially meant

to be completed in June last year,

but was delayed until December

this year after the reserve’s

neighbours expressed concerns

over the concept designs in the

first round of consultation.

•Turn to page 4


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IT’S GOOD to see residents being recognised for their

community efforts in Northwood (see page 7).

Northwood New World owner Kathy Smart started Meals for

the Local Community to reward a local hero every week with

two vouchers for hot dinner box meals.

Generous Redwood resident Barry Smart was chosen as the

most recent winner after being nominated by his daughter.

Mr Smart donated a piano to the Christchurch City Mission,

took in a friend for three years after the February, 22, 2011,

earthquake and collected during the recent RSA Poppy Appeal.

Mrs Frampton said customers are encouraged to nominate

good scouts as “a nice way of saying thank you.”

Heartening stuff!

- Jess Gibson

papanui heritage

Highs and lows of Firestone factory

Murray Williams’ second article about the old factory on

Langdons Rd.

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Kmart will be welcomed in Papanui

• By Jess Gibson


given the thumbs up to the

relocation of a Kmart store from

Shirley to Langdons Rd.

A 4500 sq m store is set to

open in the Northlink shopping

precinct in early 2020.

It will mean the subsequent

end of a 23-year tenancy within

The Palms Shopping Centre since

the store first opened in 1996.

News about the move sparked


feedback from

residents in

the north-west

area about



less travel

Simon Britten

distance to a

Kmart store

and a large amount of off-street

parking near the new site.

Meanwhile, the response has

not been so positive in the east.

A petition was started by Shirley

resident Josiah MacKay to open

an entirely new store at Papanui

instead of relocating so that the

existing Shirley store could remain.

“With enough support, I believe

that we could have a chance

in convincing Kmart Australia

to look over their decision in

relocating our Kmart store,” Mr

MacKay said.

A post about the relocation

DEVELOPMENT: Construction is under way on Langdons Rd

where a new Kmart will open. PHOTO: THINK PAPANUI

on the Think Papanui Facebook

page generated more than 3500

comments in 12 hours.

There was some positive

feedback from the public on

the shift, but many expressed

their concerns about the effect

it would have on The Palms and

the lack of access to a Kmart

store for people in the east.

Simon Britten runs the Think

Papanui page and will be a candidate

for the Papanui Ward in

the 2019 local body election.

“I have a bit of a concern that the

new site is a long way from public

transport. It’s about 500m from the

nearest Orbiter bus stop on Harewood

Rd,” Mr Britten said.

“It’s definitely going to add a

lot more vehicle movement in the

area. Langdons Rd is busy with

school students as pedestrians as

well as the elderly,” he said.

Papanui-Innes Community

Board member Emma Norrish

said she will be asking staff to

look at the impacts that the

development will have on traffic

in the Langdons Rd area at the

next board meeting.

Mr Britten said he first heard

rumours about the relocation

late last year. He said when he

sent an inquiry to the business

at the time, he received a “noncommittal”

answer about plans

to relocate.

Mr Britten made a second inquiry

in February and received

a message saying they had “no

plans” to open in Papanui but

later discovered a media release

on the Kmart Australia website

which confirmed the proposal.

“If I was to speculate, [the denial]

possibly happened because

of the impacts it would have on

the Shirley side as opposed to

not wanting to tell people about

something new in Papanui,” Mr

Britten said.

Kmart New Zealand country

manager Jason Picard said the

decision was part of a vision

to grow the store network in


“We are doing this by ensuring

our stores are in the best

locations to service our customers

now and well into the future.

It’s important we support the

communities we operate in and

we hope customers will enjoy

the benefits of our new store in

Papanui,” Mr Picard said.

AMP Capital, which owns

The Palms, was asked what impact

the closure of Kmart is expected

to have on trade within

the shopping centre, but did not

comment on this specifically.

Instead, a spokesperson said:

“AMP Capital has a long-standing

partnership with Kmart

across its portfolio and would

like to thank Kmart for its support

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In Brief

Fire rages, homes at risk


Work to replace wastewater mains

and laterals on Virgil Place has

begun and is expected to take four

weeks. The current system has

reached the end of its economic

design life and increased

maintenance costs make

replacement more economical.

There may be times when vehicle

access to properties is restricted.

The contractor will door-knock

beforehand so vehicles can

be moved. If you have access

requirements phone Downer’s

Shaun Moore on 0800 026 420.


Funding has been approved

for the purchase of resources

for the new Merivale Corner

Community Centre. The


Community Board approved

$1025 from the Discretionary

Response Fund which will be put

towards equipment including a

lockable cabinet, floor mats and

exercise gear. The Merivale Corner

Community Centre provides

activities, programmes and

services for Merivale residents.

The centre in Church Lane opened

in a new building late last year.

The original base was demolished

following the February 22, 2011,

earthquake and the Elmwood

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Fendalton water tank

still two years away

from being finished

•From page 1

The 2017 consultation

document showed only one

option for the new water

tank, which was near the

existing station.

Concerns over security,

the tank’s visual impact,

use of the existing site,

consideration of

other locations

and the tank’s

height prompted

the city council

to change the


The second

round of

consultation last

year included a

detailed multicriteria


of more than eight sites, as

well as the city council’s

preferred option, which

was the same site as the

damaged tank.

Affected residents made

two presentations in

opposition to the preferred



option at a board meeting

before the decision was

made in August.

They did not want the

tank put at the existing

site due to the reduction in

open space and the visual


But the community

board selected the

preferred option as

it alleviated many

of the impacts

raised in the first

consultation round.


board member

David Cartwright

said it is hard to

please everyone

when consulting

on infrastructure

which is needed in the


“No matter what you’re

constructing on, there

will always be varying

opinions,” he said.

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phase should be completed

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It would then be shown

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Who will get your vote?

• By Julia Evans

THE community board lineup

looks set to remain largely

unchanged in the Fendalton,

Waimairi and Harewood wards

next term.

Major local body group

Independent Citizens has

announced an experienced

list of Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board

candidates in the lead-up to the

elections on October 12.

However, one new candidate

is set to campaign under

the group’s banner. Jason

Middlemiss, a chartered

accountant, will run for the

board in Harewood.

Mr Middlemiss is part of the

Old Boys Collegians Cricket

committee, which worked to

establish Hagley Oval.

He would contest the spot

vacated by Aaron Campbell,

who said he will be running

for Environment Canterbury’s

West-Ōpuna seat. Mr Campbell

had to withdraw his bid for the

community board as he can’t

stand for both.

Fendalton Ward city

councillor James Gough,

community board deputy

chairman David Cartwright, as

well as board members Bridget

Williams, Shirish Paranjape

and Linda Chen, will all seek

Jason Middlemiss

James Gough


Board chairman Sam

MacDonald will contest the

Waimairi Ward city council

seat after incumbent

councillor Raf Manji announced

he will not stand.

Independent Citizens will

not put a city council candidate

forward for Harewood.

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IT IS your chance to have a say

on upgrades to the contentious

Breens, Harewood and Gardiners

Rds intersection.

The city council has proposed

two options to address and

improve safety at the intersection.

Option one, which is the city

council’s preferred option, is to

make both Gardiners and Breens

Rds a left-turn in and left-turn

out only by closing the median on

Harewood Rd.

This would mean vehicles

travelling from Gardiners Rd to

Breens Rd would need to use the

U-turn bays already provided on

Harewood Rd.

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vehicles when it is in use.

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remain on Harewood Rd to allow

buses to turn into Gardiners Rd.

Option two is to install traffic

lights at the intersection.

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Cr Keown said the city

council’s preferred option would

introduce major issues as it would

cut off Harewood Rd and force

people to drive around the block

or make U-turns. He said the


Community Board will support

traffic lights “in support of what

the people want.”

The city council will hold two

public information sessions which

will start with a presentation,

followed by the opportunity to

speak to the project team.The

first session will be held at Breens

Intermediate School Hall at 85

Breens Road, Bishopdale on May

21 from 5.30-7pm.

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New street


after old lake

• By Jess Gibson

A NEW street in a Burnside

subdivision has been named with

history in mind.

Lake Bryndwr Lane was chosen

by the Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board for

the street in the subdivision at 196

Roydvale Ave.

The Fendalton Quarry was

established by the Ashby brothers

in the early 1900s and was made

up of three large pits.

A natural spring near Roydvale

Ave eventually filled the main pit

with water once it had become

unused and became known as

Bryndwr Lake.

At places, the lake was 6m deep

and was a place where locals went


In 1965, the land was brought

by the Roman Catholic Diocese

who filled the pit in 1968 as members

planned to build a church


The church was never built and

this area of Burnside remained a

wasteland for many years.

The community board considered

two alternative street names,

Boag Lane and Cors lane, which

both had historical relevance to


Nearly 50,000 books recycled at Bookarama

• By Jess Gibson

HUGE CROWDS cleared out

almost 50,000 recycled books at

the 14th annual Bookarama in


The Rotary Club of Bishopdale

Burnside’s three-day book sale

event had its biggest turnout to

date, with the YMCA Recreation

Centre reaching its maximum

capacity of 400 on the first day.

Project leader Lindsay Crossen

said it was the first time the club

had to close the doors to clear

numbers since the event started

in 2005.

While he would not disclose

the exact figure, Mr Crossen said

the money raised between April

26 and 28 is “slightly up” on the

$60,000 raised at last year’s


“Books are alive and well,

that’s all I can say,” said Mr


The money will be used to

support the community in a

number of projects over the next

12 months.

The club contributes to schools

and youth programmes as well

as organisations such as

Canterbury Charity Hospital

Trust and Odyssey House,

among others.

More than three-and-a-half

shipping containers of books,

DVDs, records and jigsaws were

donated to the club over a fourweek

collection period.

Mr Crossen said the collection

usually lasts for five weeks but

the club had to cut it off because

there were “too many books for a

three-day sale.”

About 35 people from the club

were involved in organising the

Bookarama in the month leading

up to the event.

The event was relocated to the




CROWDED: People of all ages turned out to the Bookarama event at the Bishopdale YMCA Recreation Centre.


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Free meals for good Samaritan

• By Jess Gibson

REDWOOD’S Barry Smart has

been rewarded for his generosity

with a couple of nights off


‘Meals for the Local

Community’ is a giveaway run

by Northwood New World,

which selects one resident every

week to receive two free hot meal

vouchers from a list of public


Mr Smart, 79, who received the

vouchers from Northwood New

World chef Daniel Sekulla, was

nominated by his daughter.

Mr Smart donated an electric

piano to the Christchurch City

Mission when one was needed

for an event.

He also took in a family friend

for three years in 2011 after their

house was severely damaged in

the earthquakes.

He also put his hand up to

collect donations for the RSA

Poppy Appeal.

Northwood New World owner

Kathy Frampton started the

giveaway in December after she

thought about the heroes in the

community who rush around all

day, leaving little time to make

their own dinner.

The winners are drawn every

Tuesday and have a month to

collect their vouchers from Mr

Sekulla. Mr Smart said he felt

“very optimistic” about his win.

“It’s nice. It’s something that

I’ll enjoy because I do my own

cooking and a couple of hot

meals will save me a job,” he said.

Mrs Frampton decided on the

meals as the prize because they

are a “wholesome alternative to


“A hero doesn’t have to be

a highly visible person doing

everything. A hero can just be a

mum who’s got lots of kids and

still goes to school to help out, or

a neighbour who drives someone


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“It’s a nice way of saying

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make a difference to what your

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New bus

stops for


• By Jess Gibson

A CHANGE in the route of the

Orbiter has led to new bus stops

on Greers Rd and Waimairi Rd.

Two bus stops will be installed

on either side of Greers Rd

outside numbers 36 and 79,

near Westburn Tce. A pair

will be installed on either

side of Waimairi Rd outside

numbers 222 and 239-241, near

Wentworth St.

Another two will be installed

on Waimairi Rd, near Dovedale

Ave outside numbers 128-130

and across the road at 135-139.

The Fendalton-Waimairi-

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Memorial Ave could no longer

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Charitable status

granted to

coffin club

• By Jess Gibson

A BISHOPDALE coffin club

which donates caskets to

mothers who have lost their

babies has been granted charitable


Since Donna Sutherland

launched the Kiwi Coffin Club

at the Menzshed site on Kendal

Ave in 2017, she has been relying

on money earned from selling

adult-sized custom-made caskets

to fund ‘angel boxes.’

Angel boxes are custom-made

caskets for babies lost to cot death,

stillbirth or miscarriage which are

then delivered to Christchurch

Women’s Hospital.

Now, with charitable status, the

club can apply for grants from

major funders such as the New

Zealand Lotteries Commission

and the Lions Foundation.

It also means that if people wish

to make a donation to the club, it

will be tax-free.

Ms Sutherland has been

working with a pro bono

lawyer to get the registration

approved since she applied in


She said she is “ecstatic” that

the club can apply for funding,

as it will now have back-up

money to cover the costs of the


A PHOTO with Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern is not the only

thing Alyssa Robinson took away

from the Top Scholar Awards


The 18-year-old former Rangi

Ruru Girls’ School student

was also presented with the

Top Subject Scholarship award

for printmaking at the Prime

Minister’s function at Parliament

on Wednesday.

Alyssa is now studying fine arts

at Canterbury University and

said the award came out of the


“It honestly came as a

complete shock, I even had to

phone a friend to make sure it

was actually me. While I was

loss for words at first as it was

overwhelming but extremely

exciting at the same time, I still

slept well that night with all the

excitement burnt off throughout

that day,” Alyssa said.

The New Zealand Scholarship

is awarded to the top 3 per cent

of students in each different


Alyssa’s printmaking was based

on concepts of destruction

and repair following the


Last year, Rangi Ruru

student Charlotte Bowman,

was also awarded top scholar

in printmaking, and Rangi

AWARD: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern presented Alyssa

Robinson with the Top Subject Scholarship award for

printmaking at Parliament in Wellington. ​

students often gain visual arts


Said leader of visual arts at

Rangi Ruru Kate Rivers: “Our

students are supported to think

deeply and independently and





Rangi student wins top art award

Fire rages, homes at risk

make their own decisions. We

believe this philosophy has

contributed to our students

gaining four top scholar awards

in visual arts in recent years.”

More than 9300 students

entered for the New Zealand

scholarship exams last year

across 35 subjects.

Of those who sat New Zealand

Scholarship, 2415 students were

awarded one or more


NZQA deputy chief executive,

Kristine Kilkelly said the New

Zealand Scholarship is regarded

as the most prestigious secondary

school award in the country.

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

principal Sandra Hastie said

there is a diverse student body

at Rangi, and each student is

supported to achieve the very

best she can, both in academic

and non-academic areas.

“The scholarship examinations

test high-level critical thinking

in addition to specific subject

knowledge, and it is important

to recognise and reward this

combination of attributes,” Dr

Hastie said.

“We are proud at Rangi to offer

such a wide range of options for

our girls whether it be science,

technology, or design and music,

and a plethora of sporting codes

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The highs and lows of Firestone factory

Murray Williams of the

Papanui Heritage Group

highlights the history of

the Firestone Factory in

the second of a series of


LAST MONTH we reviewed

the genesis of the plant in

Langdons Rd. We now turn to its

subsequent history.

When completed, the original

size of the plant was about 7000

sq m and the production capacity

was 546 tyres and 400 tubes

per day.

In 1950 the company showed

its optimism by adding another

3000 sq m to the size of this


In 1962 the company celebrated

the production of three

million tyres since the factory

opened in 1948, while its daily

rate was now up to 1000 tyres.

By 1971, Firestone employed

230 workers involved in the

manufacturing process as well

as 46 in administrative roles and

a further 90 salaried staff. The

firm also supported a number of

travelling salesmen and an ancillary

business retailing tyres and

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of popular light music of the day.

Cole Porter, George Gershwin,

Ivor Novello and the Luton Girls’

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Relations between management

and union were not always

harmonious but a greater problem

was the Government decision

to open up the economy by

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locally manufactured goods.

By 1988, Firestone had sold the

business to the Japanese-owned

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In the last few years, the

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plant has been removed

and replaced with retail and

office buildings although the

Bridgestone name remains in the

reserve built on land donated by

the company.

Currently, the local Rotary

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Imagine getting tattooed at

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The brightly-coloured façade of The

Jolly Octopus makes it hard to miss at

272 Greers Road, Bryndwr. The quirky

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Eight talented artists, some of the

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One client said that they had “never

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They make the whole experience feel calm

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Football squad learn valuable

lessons on tour of Spain


under-16 players are still buzzing

after returning home from their

17-day football tour of Spain.

The 14 and 15-year-olds

from the Christchurch United

Football Academy spent the

past two weeks as guests

of the famous Valencia FC

Academy, which is renowned for

producing some of the greatest

players in Spain.

After watching Valencia

in action in the Primera

division and Europa League,

the youngsters had a priceless

footballing experience when

they watched Barcelona FC

claim the Spanish title at the

famous Nou Camp stadium.

“It was an unbelievable

night,” said Christchurch

United Academy director Colin


“The Nou Camp stadium was

pumping and the Barcelona

fans were all still in the stands

celebrating two hours after the

match. The boys won’t forget

that night as long as they live.”

The Barcelona match was a

fitting end to a whirlwind tour

built around daily trainings

under the guidance of Valencia

Academy coaching staff. The

Valencia Academy has produced

superstars like Manchester City’s

David Silva and Real Madrid

striker Isco.

In the last few training

sessions, the Christchurch

United players were joined

by the familiar face of United

product Eric Sugahara, who is

currently part of the Barcelona

Football School in Australia and

happened to be in Spain for a


“Eric knew most of the

boys and joined us for a few

EXPERIENCE: The Christchurch United squad were awarded

certificates from Valencia coaching director ​


trainings and our final practice

match against one of the local

teams. He did really well, in

spite of being a bit younger

than the other players,” said


Between the heavy training

schedule, the Christchurch

United squad played four

matches against local club teams

and learned many valuable


“The Valencia coaches found

some good opposition for our

boys and, even though we were

often just as fast or skilful as the

Spanish players, they showed us

we need to be a lot smarter,” said


“In most matches, we got

caught out by quick counterattacks

or punished by them

scoring from free kicks. They

knew when to commit a small

foul to slow us down on attack

or draw a foul in a dangerous

position,” said Williamson.

“It confirmed why we

are working on developing

intelligent players at

Christchurch United. These

matches showed our players

that wonderful skills alone can

get you so far, but that you have

to be smart to become a great


Williamson was proud of

his players, and said they

made great strides and showed

tremendous courage in a narrow

3-4 defeat against Vilmarxant

CF in the final match, in spite

of conceding two early goals

and losing two key players to

injuries. “When the Valencia

Academy director handed them

all their certificates on Friday, he

said they really earned it.”





finished second

in the under-17

girls race at

the age group

national road


in Timaru. ​

Students named in

NZ cycling team

A NUMBER of students from the

north-west are set to represent

New Zealand on the cycle track in


Charlotte Spurway (Rangi

Ruru Girls’ School), Jenna

Borthwick (St Margaret’s College)

Erin Downie (Burnside High

School), Michiel van Heyningen

(Christchurch Boys’ High

School), Ryan MacLeod (Papanui

High School) and Sebastian Lipp

(Catholic Cathedral College)

have been selected in Cycling

New Zealand’s 20-strong team to

contest the under-19 categories

at the Oceania track cycling

championships in Invercargill.

The team will be joined by

the national elite team to take

on the best from Australia

and the Pacific in the four-day

competition at the SIT Zero Fees

Velodrome from October 16-19.

The team comprises the best


of the first-year New Zealand

under-19 riders along with the

country’s leading second-year

under-17 riders.

For Downie the selection comes

on the back of representing New

Zealand at the Oceania track

championships in Adelaide last


She is a former Canterbury

age-group middle distance

runner, cross-country athlete and

footballer, but now her time is

spent solely on the bike seat.

The recent Vantage age group

track national championships

also highlighted the rising talent

in the under-17 age-group.

In the endurance events

Borthwick won six national

under-17 titles. Meanwhile,

Spurway recently finished

second in the under-17 girls race

at the age group national road

championships in Timaru.

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One of the very best places

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Mobile Discovery Wall

All day, every day at

Bishopdale Library

Head down to Papanui

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digital representation

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This event runs all

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Bishopdale Library

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Today, 10am-1pm,

Wednesday, 10am-1pm,

Saturday, 10am-noon

A justice of the peace is

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take oaths, declarations,

affidavits or affirmations,

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Today at Papanui and

Shirley Libraries, Wednesday

at Bishopdale Library,

Saturday at Papanui



Today, 10.30am-noon,

Wednesday, 1-3pm,


Play Scrabble with a

friendly group. Just head

down when you can – no

bookings required. All

materials are supplied at

this free event.

Today at Redwood

Library, Wednesday at

Bishopdale and Shirley



Today, 10.30-11am,

Wednesday, 10.30-11am,

Thursday, 11-11.30am,

Saturday, 11-11.30am,

Monday, 10.30-11am

This free session encourages

learning through love

for stories. Storytimes is

an interactive programme

including stories, songs,

rhymes and play.

Today at Shirley Library,

Wednesday at Bishopdale

Library, Thursday at Papanui

Library, Saturday at

Shirley Library, Monday at

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Today, 12.15-12.45pm

If you have questions

about your iPad, smartphone

or tablet, head down

to GenConnect where

Papanui High School students

will help you for free.

Papanui Library


Today, 3.30-4.30pm

Join in on the fun activities

every week at the

Makerspace sessions. There

will be creative and/or tech

activities to try and fun to

be had for kids of all ages.

No bookings required for

this free event.

Redwood Library

Reading to dogs

Today, 3.30-4.30pm,

Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm

Reading to Dogs is

designed to provide a

relaxed, non-threatening

atmosphere which encourages

children to practice

and develop a love of

reading. This programme​

uses dogs which are pets

of the city council animal

management team. These

furry friends have all been

Email by

5pm each Wednesday

Take your knitting,

crochet or another

craft project and

have fun with a

knit ’n’ yarn social

group. This is

a free, drop-in

event held today

from 1-3pm

and Thursday

from 2-3.30pm

at Bishopdale



from 1-2.30pm at

Redwood Library

and Friday from

10am-noon at

Papanui Library.

trained and tested for

health, safety and temperament.

Registration is

required for this free event.

Shirley Library, Papanui


Activity Zone

Monday, 3.45-4.45pm

Go and have fun at Activity

Zone. There will be

technology, games, crafts

and books at this fun, free,

drop-in event. Suitable

for ages 6-10. Caregivers

are asked to remain in the

library during the session.

Shirley Library


Saturday, 2-4pm, Monday,


If you are interested in

playing Mahjong or would

like to learn to play, head

down and have a go. If you

have your own set, feel free

to take it along. This is a

free event.

Saturday at Shirley

Library (registrations

required) and Mondays at

Papanui Library (drop-in).


Thursday, 1-2.30, Monday,


Go along and play

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interactive strategy game.

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Hoon Hay

Phone 03 335 0297


Retirement Village

29 Alport Place,


Phone 03 384 5046

Camellia Court

Rest Home

84 Harewood Road,


Phone 03 375 0722


Rest Home

80 Harewood Road,


Phone 03 375 0727

Hoon Hay

Rest Home

16 Anvers Place,

Hoon Hay

Phone 03 379 7825

Central Location

Sited on 5.7ha near Wigram Town Centre,

close to Wigram Air Force Museum and

The Landing Shopping Centre.

Core Facilities

When completed there will be 101 villas,

73 one and two bedroom apartments, rest

home, dementia and hospital facilities.

Lifestyle Amenities

Community centre, bowling greens,

swimming pool, spa pool, gym, theatre,

billiards room, library and hairdressing


Buy With Confidence

Development by Golden Healthcare Group,

which is one of the largest privately owned

aged care companies in New Zealand.

Comfortable Living

There are one or two bedroom serviced

apartments on offer. The village also has two

bedroom villas with attached garaging.

Easy Access

Access around the village is by roadways

and walkways, and it is close to Wigram Air

Force Museum and The Landing Shopping


Prestige accommodation and fine


Established in 1985 the Golden Healthcare

Group is now one of New Zealand’s largest

privately owned healthcare businesses. We

recognise the changing nature of retirement

villages with the move towards established

safe and secure communities and the need

for on-site expanded facilities.

“In our experience, many people are

choosing to move into accommodations such

as Lady Wigram because they recognise the

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them greater freedom and more social


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your house

Now with the colder and wetter weather

on its way, home owners are focusing on

ways to make their homes comfortable,

warm and healthy for their families

throughout winter. Rising damp is an issue

that affects many of our older properties

which suffer from poor, or no, insulation.

In Canterbury especially, post-quake, many

people have relocated to homes that suffer

from rising damp which can be associated

with health problems. Independent tests

have shown that up to 40 litres of water

can rise from the ground and enter a

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and the frail, elderly and very young are

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An unexpected benefit that the team at

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Moisture in your home can cause mould

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Sensational, spacious and seriously selling

125 Main Road, Governors Bay

Price: Negotiation over $499,000

3 bedrooms | 1 bathroom | 2 car garage | Listing Number: 8983

This 1980’s Governor’s Bay charmer, set on

a 1000m2 section occupies a prime position

right in the heart of the bay with stunning

harbour and hill views. This is a serious

opportunity for the astute buyer to snap up

something wonderful. Opportunities like

this at this price level don’t come along often

in the bay, a family sized house with lovely

history and ample options to add value

whenever suits whilst still being completely

practical for everyday living now.

Last on the market in 1948, this was home

to one of our much loved local identities.

This comfortable family home offers 3

bedrooms, wood-burner and heat-pump,

large open-plan living to wrap-around

verandah, a quirky retro bathroom and a

functional kitchen with views to the heads

and a big section to landscape as you see

fit. Plus there is easy, sealed access to a

detached double garage, carport and ample

outbuildings including a woodshed. Title for

the property still to issue.

Governors Bay has a wonderful primary

school, great high school zoning and is only

15 minutes to the city and Lyttelton.

For a private viewing, please contact

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Real Estate (Licensed Agent REAA 2008),

phone 027 631 1570 or 328 7273

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