6 Tuesday June182019 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi News WESTERN NEWS Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk School projects in community spotlight • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THERE IS no savvier generation when it comes to using social media than a generation of millennials. That is why instead of Riccarton High School staff desperately trying to maintain an online presence, it was better for the students to do the job instead. Two years ago, the school established a media and advertising division – which is aimed at informing, celebrating and promoting to the community what is happening at the school. From the formation of the group, one of the popular media ideas to form is the Humans of Riccarton. Based on the famous photoblog Humans of New York, the blog of students aims to celebrate and share thoughts, opinions and stories of Riccarton High School students. Deputy principal Lisa Heald and teacher in charge of MAD said it was just one of the social media platforms the students do. The students between the years of 11-13 run the school’s Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram page. They produce articles for the school’s newspaper, organises Ka Pai videos to celebrate students doing good things around the Grace Ward: I don’t believe in holding something against someone because what happens happens and people should just move on. There is no point in dwelling on things and holding it against yourself or other people so you should move on from it because life is too short to hold grudges against people. I think it is much better to focus on yourself and the people around you. Orion Chau: I really like people that give first and continue to give without expecting anything in return. I think wanting to help is just basic human nature, and you feel so much happier when you help someone, when they are happy so are you. People I look up to are the people who just don’t care about what people think. Once you start caring you begin to limit how far you can go, your goals are no longer yours but the people around you. If you want something make it happen. school and writes a weekly report on the school. “They were all things we couldn’t do as well or as fast as the students so we thought why don’t we get the students to do it,” Ms Heald said. She said the work is a threehour weekly course – but the students would put in anywhere Muskaan Lal (left): What I enjoy in life is travelling and meeting new people. Because when you travel you hear many different experiences from many different people and see the world from a different viewpoint and you get to reflect on how you view the world yourself, it helps you really grow as a person. Therese Yamit: There are three things that I feel are important in life. Family, friends and passion. Family because they are always there to tell me what to do or not do and they are always there for me, friends because the company you get from them that makes you just forget about other stuff and it’s nice to be with someone you can talk to and impact you in a positive way, and passion because you are just in this little space where you feel like you can be yourself. between five to 12 hours in spite of there being no NCEA credits available. “Social media is their world. So many schools are trying to block it and stop it and we thought let’s go with it. Let’s use it in a really positive and powerful way and teach our school community that is what it is about,” she said. 6 Ardnave Lane, Kintyre Estates 9 Ardnave Lane, Kintyre Estates This home offers three double bedrooms, with a large ensuite, family bathroom and seperate toilet. The living area is open plan with great indoor/outdoor flow out onto a private patio area, perfect for outside dining and entertaining. There is a gorgeous modern kitchen with plenty of storage and a stunning Granite bench-top, soft close drawers, Fisher & Paykel oven and dishwasher plus a gas cooktop and a large walk-in pantry. This four bedroom home will not disappoint! This home also features an ensuite, family bathroom and seperate toilet and a large living area is open plan with great indoor/outdoor flow out onto the patio area. There is a modern kitchen with cupboards galore, soft close drawers, Fisher & Paykel oven and dishwasher plus a gas cooktop. The stunning benchtop is Black Granite with an adjoining lower laminated bench. Don’t miss out on viewing these beautiful properties in the prestigious Kintyre Estates subdvision... get in touch today! ENTERPRISE HOMES LTD enterprisehomes.co.nz | 03 348 5189 email@example.com
WESTERN NEWS Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday June182019 7 News Bid to crack down on ‘cruising’ delayed • By Georgia O’Connor- Harding HELEN BROUGHTON’S bid to crack down on anti-social behaviour around Deans Ave has been pushed back again. The Halswell-Hornby- Riccarton deputy chairwoman withdrew her formal motion calling for increased police enforcement of “cruising behaviour” on the avenue. Mrs Broughton opted to use the term “cruising behaviour” after board chairman Mike Mora raised concerns about the term “boy racer”. Mr Mora said the city council has a “no cruising bylaw” in place, not a “boy racer” bylaw. At last week’s board meeting, Mrs Broughton removed her motion so it could be re-worded to allow the board to talk to police directly about cruising behaviour in the area, as well as security concerns once the police presence around the mosque is reduced. In her original motion, Mrs Broughton only asked the board to write to police about its concerns over cruising behaviour. Her amended motion will now be brought back for the board to discuss at its next meeting on June 26. Mrs Broughton’s first attempt to have her formal motion on “cruising behaviour” approved was made on May 28, but the board agreed it would stay on the table until its June 11 meeting. However, in her updated motion, Mrs Broughton wants the board to talk to police about their security plans. She said she wants to raise the issue because the board wasn’t invited to a meeting between Deans Ave residents, Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods, police and a city council representative on June 6, in which a range of security concerns were discussed regarding police lifting their presence. Said Mrs Broughton: “We weren’t there at that meeting. PUSHED BACK: A formal motion aiming to crack down on anti-social behaviour around Deans Ave will be changed. Therefore if the police are talking about security issues we want that to be part of our discussion with them.” Canterbury Metro Area Commander Superintendent Lane Todd would not discuss their security plans. But he did say the police presence outside the mosque will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Local News Now Young graduate may have set record Fire rages, homes at risk A 23-YEAR-OLD Commerce graduate may be the youngest woman to have earned her doctorate in Canterbury University’s almost 150-year history. According to accessible data, since 1959 only 25 students have been recorded as graduating with a PhD aged 23, and Natasha Mazey of Avonhead is the only female in this cohort. Born in 1995, Dr Mazey graduated at age 23 with a Commerce PhD in accounting information systems. “It was a roller coaster ride, and certainly wasn’t intentional. I have always been curious to learn and enjoyed study that challenged me. I got lost in it while at UC and I took the opportunities that came. My curiosity kept driving me to do and learn more.’’ Her academic supervisor, Stephen Wingreen, describes Dr Mazey as the ideal student. “She’s the kind of student every supervisor wants. Natasha was the model PhD student. She was an amazing student – super motivated, super intelligent and she made all the right decisions,” Dr Wingreen said. eat your favourite foods again! Don’t be restricted by your teeth 233 Riccarton Road, Phone 341 5419 The Partial Denture People Kapuka Lane, Kennedys Bush SECTION PRICES REDUCED… Now range from $305,000–$405,000 sold sold sold sold sold Your agent, Your home, Your future LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 P 027 777 0411 Here is a special opportunity to build your own mini estate in the boutique subdivision of Kapuka Lane set in Kennedys Bush. Each section will offer commanding views of the rural country side and winery below. Each site has been designed with care to protect the view from the building platform and with the spaciousness of each site you can select where to place your new home to ensure maximum sunshine with maximum views. This is a chance to have a taste of country life with city living benefits. Kapuka Lane consists of eleven sections (two of which are sold), each having a gently sloping building platform and facing to bask in the evening sun. The majority of the sections are gently sloping with the larger sections that have a steeper part still retaining a large potential easier sloping area to build your home. Ranging in price from $305,000 to $405,000 and in size from 1500m² to 3983m² and each title issued, immediate possession is available to give you the opportunity to begin your new dream home. KEEP YOU AND YOUR BUMP FLU-FREE Getting the flu shot every year is the best protection against the flu for you both Flu shots are FREE for pregnant Canterbury residents from your GP team or some pharmacies. Check out www.flufree.co.nz for more info and flu facts.