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‘I’VE GOT A KNIFE

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(inset) told a jogger when he tried

to kidnap her. On Tuesday, a judge

controversially decided not to send

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• By Ba ry Clarke and Emily

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woman were unhurt.

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

Police a rived s on after and of Timaru Wayne Ke ry time of the a tack on Mr Bray. Mr Bray walked past guilty and Mr Bray which led to

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Bray 2 09. Jamieson received Mr Bray, 26, died four days property where there had b en a the a tack.

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• By Bridget Rutherford

PROMINENT Cantabrians

have given a mixed response to

the po sible futuristic l ok of

Cathedral Square.

Plans for wha the Square

could ok like were released

by Regenerate Christchurch

yesterday after seven years of

debate and controversy the

slow progre s of the rebuild.

It includes thr e covered

pavilions, which would have

a “la tice-style” translucent

r of, which could host markets

and other events.

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

The long-term vision, which is

estimated to cost betw en $60-

$80 mi lion, aims to bring people

back into the area, through a

series of interco nected public

spaces.

The vision for Square also

includes Cathedral Gardens

with tr and water features,

Post Office Place with events

and m eting spaces, and Library

Plaza with other people-friendly

areas.

“We’ve go to l ok at what is

Former mayor Ga ry M ore

ha pening, what’s in the vision

said the plan was “bri liant”

and what can we deliver.”

while developer Ernest Duval

City counci lor Jamie Gough

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

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

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

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

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Cops close in on con man

ager is the key suspect.

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By Bridget Rutherford wasn’t him and he doesn’t have

• other.

Senior Constable Stapley would the cell phone numbers any-

POLICE HAVE found two bank not comment on wha the investigation

more,” he said.

account numbers in their hunt for a con man who falsely said

if into the first account number revealed.

“We have to find out where

these phones are and tie them up

gangs would hur their families up.

He said two phone numbers, same person, with the bank accounts.”

21 complaints

people didn’t pay Wayne connected to the who had Police have received people

Senior Constable led police to a suspect from Christchurch Stapley said two of the victims had been given two bank account been interviewed and denied any

involvement.

targeted by the sinister scam.

It involved phone calls and

numbers to put money into. The Star understands a teen-

Police had checked one, and A CONVICTED ki ler is back

behind bars after a spectacular

crash while a legedly fl eing

police.

John Oliver Jamieson’s Subaru

Forester crashed through the

Ro leston dog park fence on

Saturday.

A spear-like fence post

smashed through the window

scr e na rowly mi sing a

woman in the pa senger seat.

Miraculously Jamieson and the

He had earlier b en recorded

driving at 180km/h on State

Highway 1.

A cut-down rifle was later

found by police in the vehicle.

Startle dog walkers said

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year-long campaign by

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The Canterbury District

Health Board has agreed to

“I’m confident Regenerate

Christchurch’s vision wi l a low

this to ha pen.”

City counci lor Deon Swi gs

said it would n ed to work

around other developments

such as Turanga, the Spark

building, Aotea Gifts and the

restoration of Christ Church

Cathedral.

IMPACT: The aftermath of the high sp ed crash on Saturday when this vehicle wen through a dog park fence.

move its park and ride service

from the appalling flood prone

Deans Ave site to the city

council’s 805-space Lichfield St

car park on July 2.

Since last winter, The Star has

ben hammering the Ministry

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impersonated.

his house down and harm his

family. The con man says they Senior Constable Stapley said

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

and elderly parents.

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Finally, it’s happened.

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A CANTERBURY University law

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go overseas on a study-related trip.

Bu the university’s dean of

law Ursula Cheer is refusing to

discuss the matter.

“I can’t comment

about any

of this because

of confidentiality

and privacy,” she

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being allowed to go on the trip.

It is understood it is no the

same person who has laid the

sexual assault complain to the

police.

The Star has been told it is a

rape investigation.

The Star sent a number of questions

to Canterbury University

yesterday but none would be answered.

Said Canterbury University

spokeswoman Margaret Agnew:

“UC cannot respond to allegations

that are before the police.”

She referred the questions

back to Dr Cheer. Her phone was

turned off.

Police would also not comment

on the matter.

The overseas trip involves

both male and female law students.

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FIFTY-ONE TREES bursting

with colour will soon stand tall

in Cass Bay to remember those

who were killed in the March 15

terror attacks.

Among displays of red, green

and pink – kowhai trees will

pay tribute to 14-year-old victim

Sayyad Milne, whose favourite

colour was yellow.

A planting event held at Pony

Point Reserve on Sunday was

the idea of nine-year-old Harry

Tayler, of Cass Bay, who adored

Sayyad during their “special”

three-year-long friendship.

About 100 volunteers were

involved, including Sayyad’s

family, residents, members of

the Active Muslim Explorers

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• By Devon Bolger

THE GARMENT Loretta Sloan

made as a tribute to the victims

of the mosque shootings has

landed her in the finals of the

international World of Wearable

Art show.

Mrs Sloan said she got the idea

after attending a memorial ceremony

at the Al Noor Mosque.

“Hundreds and hundreds of

people were there paying tribute,”

she said.

“I went home that night and

thought what can I do to give

back? So I’m giving back to them

as a form of art.”

She engaged with the family

of a victim who is still suffering

from the attack and they helped

her with aspects of the garment.

“I just wanted to reach out to a

family who was involved and let

them know that I was planning

this tribute.”

“It was really lovely meeting

them, listening to them and

hearing their stories. It was a real

emotional journey for me.”

Mrs Sloan said she is incredibly

proud that her garment will be

shown on the international stage.

“It’s not just about me, it goes

to all the families involved and

their friends. It extends out to

everyone who has been affected.”

She has continued to keep in

touch with the victim’s family

she worked with.

“I let them know the garment

made the finals and they were

really happy, it felt like my hard

work had paid off.”

Mrs Sloan spent nearly 400

hours constructing the garment

from scratch, it is made of New

Zealand wool.

The final piece can’t be revealed

until the World of Wearable

Art show.

About 60,000 people are

expected to attend WOW’s 31st

season in Wellington from September

26 to October 13.

University’s Muslim Students’

Association.

Upset after losing Sayyad,

Harry decided to fundraise

$420 for the trees himself by

collecting donations and reselling

used bikes.

Cass Bay Reserve Management

Committee chairwoman

Jenny Healey said there was

an amazing atmosphere and

Mrs Sloan, of Leeston, is one

of two designers from Canterbury

chosen to showcase her

garment at the show amongst

finalists from 22 countries.

Last year’s winner Tina

Hutchinson-Thomas, 45, of St

Albans also made the cut.

This year she entered three

pieces which follow the

theme of mythology, and Mrs

Hutchinson-Thomas said the

design is based on shape and

colour- but couldn’t reveal more

than that.

Mrs Hutchinson-Thomas once

doubted whether she was arty

enough for WOW– this is now

her third year of entering the

competition, and her third time

being a finalist.

warmth which could be felt during

the event.

She said planting colourful

trees was chosen as a useful way

to pay respect to the victims, as

it would attract and feed birds

and provide a tranquil space for

the Muslim community to visit.

It also tied in with the Muslim

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She said she hopes her success

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“It’s an honour to be accepted

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NEWS 3

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Ellis case to go to

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has

decided to hear convicted child

sex offender Peter Ellis’ case.

Ellis, 61, served seven years

of a 10-year jail sentence for

abusing seven children at the

Christchurch Civic Creche in

1991. He was freed in 2000,

having always maintained his

innocence. Now with only

months to live due to cancer, he

filed an application for leave to

appeal in the Supreme Court.

The approved ground of appeal

is whether a miscarriage of

justice occurred in this case.

Charges laid after

three-hour pursuit

Two teenagers in a stolen

vehicle led police on a pursuit

for more than three hours on

Tuesday morning. The pursuit

started in Waltham just after

1.35am after police realised the

vehicle was stolen. It ended on

Lismore St just after 4am. The

15 and 16-year-olds will appear

in Youth Court on Tuesday facing

charges of failing to stop for

police, reckless driving, unlawfully

interfering with a motor

vehicle and theft ex-car.

Supervision for

mosque abuser

A man who called Muslims

“terrorists” while wearing a

Donald Trump T-shirt has

been sentenced to 10 months

of supervision. Daniel Nicholas

Tuapawa, 34, yelled abuse,

calling Muslims “terrorists”

and saying “they need to leave”

while wearing a T-shirt with

a message supporting President

Trump outside Al Noor

Mosque in April.

Lyttelton business

robbed at gunpoint

Police are searching for an

offender who robbed a

Lyttelton business at gunpoint

yesterday. The offender entered

the Lyttelton Top Club on

Dublin St just after 9.30am,

presented a gun, demanded

money and fled on foot with

cash. Detective Sergeant Greg

Murray said no one was injured.

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Winter finally shows

its true colours

• By Matt Slaughter

THE RAIN and icy wind

yesterday was a reminder of what

winter in Christchurch can really

be like.

A few cold souls braved the

conditions, and said it was quite

a change from the blue skies and

mild temperatures they have

been used to.

Redwood residents Dennis

and Linda Goodson said they

were surprised how few wet

and cold days there has been

in Christchurch this winter

compared to previous years.

Said Mr Goodson: “We’ve

had quite a run of unusually

warm and dry weather, so this

is probably not so much an

aberration as a return to normal.

The winter’s nothing like

it used to be when I was a

kid. I can remember going to

school for week after week after

week and the puddles were all

frozen. We just don’t get that

anymore.”

But he wasn’t complaining.

“I’m quite pleased actually, I’m

not a skier.”

Mrs Goodson was more

concerned.

“I disagree with him about

being pleased about it, because I

think it’s just a sign that we have

BRAVING THE COLD: Dennis and Linda Goodson said the

icy blast has been a surprise. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

got changes in our climate.”

The cold weather looks set to

return over the weekend with

snow possible down to 800m on

Banks Peninsula on Saturday

and 500m on Sunday.

Next week is forecast to be

mostly fine.

Sea wall will need

to be rebuilt to

protect from storms

• By Louis Day

THE SUMNER Esplanade

rock retaining wall will need to

be rebuilt, says a University of

Otago professor.

Associate geography Professor

Mike Hilton said if the 1.2km

sea wall is not rebuilt within

10 years or so, there will be an

increased risk of exposure to

waves coming

over the wall.

This comes

after a report on

the wall from

engineering

consultant Jacobs

found there are 19

Mike

Hilton

points along the

wall where repairs

are required.

However, Prof Hilton said

there is no immediate danger.

“In the next few years, the

storm surge on that coast is not

particularly large. However,

when you look beyond the

short-term to the medium-term,

those storms are going to get

significantly larger and will have

a greater impact because the sea

level will be higher,” he said.

City council manager of

regional parks Kay Holder said

there are no plans to rebuild the

wall.

CRUMBLING: Darrell

Latham says there is a

strong case to rebuild the

Sumner sea wall.

“We know that in large

storms, seawater can overtop

the revetment, however, the

water is then contained by the

setback wall, which separates the

promenade from the esplanade,”

she said.

The whole structure provides

two lines of defence, which

effectively manages existing sealevel

conditions. We’ll be using

the findings of this report to help

prepare a multi-year repairs and

strategy work programme.”

Linwood-Central-Heathcote

community board member

Darrell Latham felt there was a

strong case for rebuilding the

wall.

The community needs the

reassurance that the sea wall is

not only well maintained but

designed to optimum and ideal

standards and is fully fit for

purpose,” he said.

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Grieving mother finally gets apology

• By Sophie Cornish

ANGELA O’CONNOR has

finally got what she asked for

– an apology from the drunk

driver who killed her daughter.

In the High Court at Christchurch

on Friday, Darrin Ray

Stewart stood in the witness box

and read an emotional apology

letter to Miss O’Connor and her

family.

Stewart was sentenced to

three-and-a-half years in prison

on charges on manslaughter,

three charges of reckless driving

causing injury, failing to stop or

ascertain injury, and failing to

stop for a police officer.

A tearful Stewart said: “ It was

disgusting of me what I did. I

was not in a fit state to drive, the

outcome was the worst that I can

think of . . .”

Last week The Star revealed

Miss O’Connor was waiting for

an apology from Stewart for her

18-year-old daughter, Alexia

Noble’s, death.

Miss Noble was a killed on

November 16 when the car

Stewart was driving drunk and

high crashed into a building at

a school on Gloucester St. He

fled before emergency services

arrived.

While Miss O’Connor says she

accepts the apology, she will not

forgive Stewart and is not happy

with the length of the jail term he

received.

“I’m not happy with the sentencing

but there is nothing we

can do about that. When people

are killed, people get off too

lightly.

“You take a life, you should

do life. These car crashes are not

stopping, there was one again

last night that came down our

street,” she said.

Miss O’Connor said she and

her family would have liked to

see Stewart’s sentence start at

seven years imprisonment.

She said some of her family

members, including Miss Noble’s

twin brother Zackery, who was

also involved in the crash, was

taking the sentencing “really

bad.”

Previously Miss O’Connor said

she wasn’t interested in engaging

in a restorative justice meeting

with Stewart. She is now considering

it.

“Not right now, but you never

know,” she said.

Stewart was also disqualified

from driving for five years.

Defence counsel Anselm Williams

said Stewart had always

expressed his sorrow

UNFORGIVING:

Angela O’Connor

with a portrait

of her daughter

Alexia who was

killed when the

drunk driver of

the car she was

in crashed after

fleeing police,

then ran away.

PHOTO: MARTIN

HUNTER

and remorse, but there had

been no opportunity to give

his apology to the family until

then.

“I think of ways that I could

change what has happened, and

it hurts me that I cannot bring

her back. I did not do the right

thing once the accident happened

and I am sorry for this.

Alexia and I were best buds at

work and the memories we have

are amazing.

“What hurts me the most is

that she is gone. I really can’t

explain how sorry I am to you

all,” Stewart told the court.

DARRIN STEWART’S

APOLOGY

To the family and friends

of Alexia.

I am deeply sorry that

this has happened. It hurts

me everyday.

Not a minute of every

hour goes past that I don’t

think of her.

It was disgusting of me

what I did.

I was not in a fit state to

drive the outcome was the

worst that I can think of.

I think of ways that I

could change what has

happened, and it hurts

me that I cannot bring her

back.

I did not do the right

thing once the accident

happened and I am sorry

for this.

Alexia and I were best

buds at work and the

memories we have are

amazing.

What hurts me the most

is that she is gone.

I really can’t explain how

sorry I am to you all.

Please accept my

apology.

– Darrin Stewart

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6

NEWS

‘Restorative’

punishment for

students’ sexual

remarks to child

• By Sophie Cornish

A HIGH school principal is

ensuring five students who

approached a six-year-old

girl and made verbal sexual

advances will get an educational

and “restorative” punishment.

Hillmorton High School

principal Ann Brokenshire

confirmed

the incident,

which took

place on Friday

afternoon

between the

students and a

Spreydon School

Ann

Brokenshire

pupil, was “not

acceptable in

anyone’s world.”

The Star understands the girl

was walking home with her

10-year-old brother when they

were stopped by the group of

students who made the sexual

remarks to her.

Ms Brokenshire met with

the girl’s father on Monday. It

was still being considered what

action or punishment would be

taken.

“Our behaviour approach in

the school is restorative and

we find that this approach has

far more likelihood of helping

young people understand why

behaviours are not acceptable.”

• By Sophie Cornish

WHEN MARCEL Geros

grabbed a jogger on her regular

early morning run, all she

thought about was stopping

herself from being dragged into

a park.

Ten months later the motherof-three

has spoken publicly for

the first time to The Star. She is

disappointed with the sentence

Geros received on Tuesday in the

district court for the attack.

Geros put her in a choke hold

and attempted to drag her into a

park in September.

The violent repeat offender

was given two-years intensive

supervision for his offending on

September 21 when he injured

and attempted to kidnap the

woman in Ilam. The sentence

was imposed by Judge Raoul

Neave.

At the time, police alleged the

early morning attack began with

Geros confronting a woman at

her car in the Jellie Park car park

on Ilam Rd, before fleeing on a

bicycle about 5.30am.

Twenty minutes later, armed

with a box cutter knife, Geros attacked

and injured the 49-yearold

outside Ray Blank Park on

Maidstone Rd.

“It was a shocking experience

being attacked from behind

. . . held in a choke hold while he

was attempting to drag me into

news online at www.star.kiwi

Early morning jogger: ‘I resisted

the park. My main thought was

to prevent myself from being

dragged off the main road, so

I resisted and struggled at the

entrance, an image that I often

think about now when I’m running

and it frightens me every

time,” she said.

REPEAT

OFFENDER:

Marcel

Geros

escaped

a jail term

on Tuesday

when

Judge

Raoul

Neave

decided

to impose

intensive

supervision

instead.

After fighting him off, a

member of the public followed

Geros in his car, saw him hide in

a nearby cul-de-sac and alerted

police.

The lucky escape was unfortunately

not the same for another

victim of Geros’ violent offending.

In 2009, he was jailed for

seven years and three months for

savagely bashing a 73-year-old

Kataia man, Alexander ‘Don’

Cameron, in his bed, in 2008.

Geros was 17 at the time and

was looking for things to steal

when he woke Mr Cameron in

the early hours of the morning.

Geros went on to steal medical

equipment and a bag from the

ambulance that came to Mr

Cameron’s rescue.

His injuries were so bad he required

full-time care for almost

three years after the attack.

On Tuesday, Geros was sentenced

for charges of attempted

kidnapping and assault with

intent to injure for the events in

September.

The 27-year-old fisherman

from Avonhead, who has striking

facial tattoos including

‘BPNZ’ across his forehead, had

been in custody since his arrest

in September.

In the 10 months since the attack,

the victim said she and her

family members have taken on

self-defence training to protect

themselves and encourages others

to do the same.

“I returned back to running

maybe a week after the general

body aches and pains had

improved. Although, my

husband had to ride his bike

beside me for a week.

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and struggled . . .’

“I do struggle to run in the

mornings . . . but I remain on

main roads . . . and constantly

turn my head to look behind

me. I hate running past a park

area, I get jumpy and startled

when someone is behind me. I

have often stopped other women

running to let them know to

be aware of their surroundings

and not wear headphones or

go through parks alone in the

dark,” she said.

“It only takes being in the

wrong place at the wrong time

for a random attack to happen

anywhere.”

At the sentencing, Judge Neave

said he expected public backlash

for freeing Geros, website Court

News reported.

“No doubt there will be letters

to the editor demanding my

resignation.”

A cultural report

showed Geros had come from

an unfortunate background and

had needed to “deal with more

things than most people could

even contemplate.”

“He has got some incredibly

complex needs and unless and

until they are dealt with he is

going to be a significant problem

to the community. If I send him

to prison, absolutely zip will

happen, quite apart from the

fact that he will be out before we

know it. I am not prepared to

contemplate that.”

He said imprisonment and

post-release conditions would do

nothing to address community

safety issues.

Instead, the judge will judicially

monitor Geros with regular

reports from Community Corrections

while he is on intensive

supervision for two years.

Special conditions include

restrictions on his movements

around Christchurch, keeping

away from the woman he attacked,

and attending medical

assessments and treatments as

news online at www.star.kiwi

VICTIMS: Marcel

Geros attacked

the mother-ofthree

(left) last

September. It

wasn’t his first

offence, beating

elderly man,

Alexander Cameron

in 2008.

directed. That includes treatment

for post-traumatic stress

disorder and mental issues.

But the victim, who said she

was once confident the appropriate

outcome would prevail, called

the sentence is “disappointing.”

“Particularly based on his past

history of crimes, convictions

and the terrible savage attack on

Mr Cameron. What message is

this sending to our community?

I was fortunate and lucky a good

Samaritan was able to help me

but what about the next person?”

she said.

•From the editor’s desk, p16

NEWS 7

Board members

cleared; East

inquiry continues

• By Louis Day

THREE OUT of the four

individuals embroiled in code

of conduct complaints

over allegations city

council staff tampered

with the District Plan

have been absolved.

The city council

has chosen not to

proceed with code of

conduct complaints

over Linwood Central

Heathcote Community

Board member Darrell

Latham, Coastal-

Burwood Community

Board chairwoman and

deputy chairman Kim

Money and Tim Sintes.

A city council

spokeswoman said they

were close to concluding

the remaining code

of conduct complaint

involving city councillor

David East.

Said Cr East: “I can continue

with discussions with the council

or I can indicate that I’m at

a stalemate and I’m going to

withdraw from further negotiations

in which case a code of

conduct hearing may or may not

proceed.”

The board members

and city councillor

David East, had

been facing code of

conduct complaints

since September over

their allegation city

council staff had tampered

with the District

Plan which led to

Greater Christchurch

Regeneration Minister

Megan Woods approving

the city council’s

proposal to amend it.

They alleged city

council staff had omitted

a clause which

gives leeway to people

in specific coastal areas,

deemed at risk of

flooding, to build and

extend homes.

However, an audit,

which the city council

commissioned, by Environment

Canterbury councillor and

former Environment Court

judge Peter Skelton found there

never was a missing clause.

David East

Darrell Latham

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8

NEWS

news online at www.star.kiwi

Preparing for take-off

PROGRESS: The Weedons Rd interchange was opened on

Tuesday.

Major section of the new

Southern Motorway opens

THE WEEDONS Rd

interchange opened on

Tuesday as part of stage two

of the Southern Motorway

construction.

Weedons Ross Rd and

Weedons Rd traffic is being

diverted over the new bridge.

Traffic on the northbound on

and off-ramps is unaffected.

The southbound on-ramp

is also unaffected and the

southbound off-ramp will

remain closed until the new

southbound lanes of Main

South Rd open later this year.

Further construction in this

area will take place this year,

including on Weedons Rd from

the roundabout through to Levi

Rd.

There will also be further

construction on the new

roundabout at the intersection

of Weedons Ross and Jones

Rds.

The Southern Motorway

project aims to address the

increasing number of motorists

and congestion south of

Christchurch.

A New Zealand Transport

Agency spokesman said it is

asking motorists to follow

all on-site signage and drive

to the conditions, as traffic

management and temporary

speed limits will be in place.

BY THE time you’re reading this,

I’ve likely skipped the country.

Whoa, what an intro right?

What dastardly thing could I

have done huh?

The truth is we’re off on holiday.

No, we didn’t book it in the

last week, this is a serious trip.

On Friday morning we’re

starting our long journey to Italy

to spend five weeks with Laura’s

family in the village where she

grew up.

Apart from the excitement of

getting in a bonus summer with

easy access to the beach and

Venice, it’ll be the first time any

of Vittoria’s Italian relatives have

met her, or she them.

The flights themselves and

meeting the family should make

good reading for you next week.

But before all that we’ve still got

to get all the packing out of the

way.

Which is a whole lot more

tactical with a toddler than it was

before she was born.

My clothes and essentials took

about the usual five minutes to get

together and Laura’s packing took

much longer, as per standard.

But getting Vittoria’s things together

was much more involved.

Obviously, as a husband, I’m

completely unqualified to do that

unsupervised, so I’ve provided

consultation on the content of

Vittoria’s bag about three times

this week.

VITTORIA

& Matt

TACTICS:

Vittoria ‘helps’

with packing in

her own way.

Once we were reasonably confident

that Vittoria had enough

clothes in everyone’s bags (just

in case), it was time to move on

to all of the other things – food,

toys, books, distractions, medicines.

The list goes on and likely

won’t be complete until minutes

before take-off.

It won’t be Vittoria’s first flight,

but I doubt she remembers her

last one. She cried for like 10

minutes when we took off and I

stress-sweated like I was one the

surface of the sun.

So fingers crossed that the

power of occasional walks, copious

episodes of Pingu and inflight

snacks will prevent meltdowns

and keep my armpits dry

for as much of the 24-hour flight

as possible.

I had been recommended to

pack bags of treats for my fellow

passengers as a peace offering/

bribe.

Sorry, future fellow passengers,

I did not pack them and the only

treat you have to look forward to

is our presence.

It may or may not be enjoyable.

•Former Star Media

journalist Matt Salmons has

become a stay-at-home

dad. We follow his journey

weekly.

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Solo dad enters mayoralty race

• By Louis Day

RETAIL WORKER and single

parent Stephen McPaike is

running for mayor.

Mr McPaike was motivated to

run for the mayoralty after his

six-year-old son asked him why

there were so many empty sites

when they were walking through

the CBD.

“That made me realise that no

one in my son’s class has seen

a Christchurch fully built,” he

said.

The rebuild has really slowed

down and I just feel it is time for

Lonsdale making another bid for council

Paul Lonsdale

a change.”

Mr McPaike lives

in social housing and

has bubble wrap on

some of his windows

to combat the cold

temperatures of his

poorly-insulated

flat.

The 34-year-old

said during his

tenancy at Haast

Courts in Linwood

he has thrown out

two beds because of

mould, in spite of ventilating the

rooms every day.

• By Louis Day

FORMER CITY

councillor and mayoral

candidate Paul Lonsdale

is making another bid

for local government.

Mr Lonsdale was the

only councillor who

stood for re-election in

2016 but did not retain a seat.

He stood for the newly-formed

Heathcote Ward and lost

out to Sara Templeton by 1585

votes.

Mr Lonsdale will now run

in the Halswell Ward as an

independent against current

Stephen

McPaike

Anne

Galloway

He said if

he was

mayor, he

would fight

to see social

housing

standards

improved.

Mr McPaike

thinks he

has a 50/50

chance of

beating current

Mayor Lianne

Dalziel in the

October local body elections. Ms

Dalziel formally submitted her

city councillor and

The People’s Choice

candidate Anne

Galloway

and independent Sam

Yau.

He said he wanted

to restore a bit of fiscal

responsibility around the

council table.

“With current rates increases,

I have a concern that home

ownership is going to become

unaffordable for a wide range of

people,” he said.

He said he was considering

running for mayoralty again

in spite of losing out to current

application for the

mayoralty yesterday.

“I’m a retail worker

so I’m hardworking,

I’m out in the public

every day. I’m a solo

dad who loves his son

so much and I want

to do the best I can

for everyone.”

Adrian Schönborn,

who owns of a car

grooming business,

has also submitted

his application for the

mayoralty.

He declined to comment.

Lianne Dalziel

mayor Lianne

Dalziel in 2013,

he received

22,855 votes

while Ms

Dalziel got

72,600.

There is a

Sam Yau

mood out there

for a change and I just want to

test that and see if that is real,

sometimes you get told things

that don’t have a lot of depth to

them, I just want to make sure

that whatever decisions I make

in this election period are good

solid ones that have good solid

outcomes for Christchurch.”

Thursday August 1 2019 The Star

NEWS 9

Battle for

Fendalton

• By Louis Day

A FORMER Waikato councillor

will run against third term city

councillor James Gough for the

Fendalton Ward.

David Benson was a councillor

with the Waikato District Council

between 1992 and 2004.

He said he is running for city

council because he is “sick of the

way this place is being

run.”

“I have got a dog

and I walk it regularly

and it’s a great way to

start conversations

with people and they

are all saying the David

same thing, our rates Benson

here are increasing

too much,” he said.

Mr Benson said he

would be running a

minimalist campaign.

“I won’t be throwing

my money

around, I have Scottish

ancestry and I Gough

James

guard my money.”

Mr Benson felt Cr Gough had

not done enough for Fendalton

during his time as its councillor.

However, Cr Gough said: “I

think that is up to the ward to

determine. I’m passionate for my

city and the ward I live in and if

someone has an alternative view

that is their right,” he said.

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10 The Star Thursday August 1 2019

Hillmorton High School | Te Kura Tuarua o Horomaka

Inspiring academic excellence, leadership and a love of learning.

Hillmorton High School

adopts two-zone

enrolment scheme

Kia ora koutou

In 2014, Hillmorton High School became a

Year 7 – 13 school, following the closure of

Manning Intermediate. In consultation with our

community, we developed a Middle School for

students in Years 7 – 10 and a Senior School

for Years 11 – 13. While we remain very much

one school, this division allows us to develop

curriculum specifically suited to the age and

development of the students.

We have been very successful in developing a

“thriving Middle School” and “thriving Senior

School” (Strategic Plan), and we are now at risk

of overcrowding.

We have been asked by a number of people

“why has Hillmorton become such a successful

school?” The answer is complex, but we believe the

following things have contributed to this:

• Developing a Middle School and Senior School has

allowed us the space and opportunity to “rethink”

our curriculum

• Our Middle School curriculum for Year 7 to Year

10 allows students to explore a broad range of

subjects and ways of learning. By Year 11 students

are more sure of who they are, and where their

passions and skills lie.

• We work collaboratively within the school, with

parents, whānau and our communities and in

partnership with various external organisations.

• Our staff are highly skilled, inclusive in their

practice and passionate about young people. They

work very hard.

• Our school culture encourages our young people

to “be themselves” but also to be accepting of

others and to be open minded.

• Our Board of Trustees members bring a diverse

range of skills and knowledge.

• Our four values underpin what we do and how we

all behave.

• Our mission which we work hard towards sums

this up – it is simply the following: “inspiring

academic excellence, leadership and a love of

learning”.

Currently we are 90% full in terms of our building

capacity, and so we needed to develop an

enrolment scheme. We have worked collaboratively

with other Christchurch high schools and the

Ministry of Education. Principals believe that all

high schools in our city are “good schools” and all

state secondary schools in Christchurch will have

enrolment schemes from 2020. As principals, we

take collective responsibility to ensure that all

students learn to their potential. A recent secondary

principals’ study tour to Brisbane showed us just

how outstanding education is across the city of

Christchurch.

Hillmorton’s proposed enrolment scheme was for

one zone for Years 7 to 13, but this was unsuccessful

with the Ministry of Education citing the continued

risk of overcrowding. We have now been directed

to implement dual zones; one for Years 7 and 8, and

one for Years 9 – 13. The zone for Years 7 and 8 is

smaller and sits to the east of the school. It does not

include the zones for Oaklands, Halswell or Knight

Stream to the west of our school. These schools

already cater for Year 7 and 8 students and have the

building capacity.

We understand that this will be disappointing for

some of our Aidanfield and Halswell families who

wanted the option of sending their children to our

Middle School from Year 7 rather than enrolling at

Year 9. We are also disappointed and will continue

to work with the Ministry of Education to review the

enrolment scheme each year.

We are committed to ensuring smooth transitions

to our school, no matter when or at what level the

students come to us.

New enrolment dates for 2020 enrolments

August 1 Acceptance letter sent to in-zone

enrolments

August 1 40 places available for out-of-zone

students in Year 7 & 8

1 or 2 places in the Upland Specialist

Programme may become available

August 19 Out-of-zone enrolments close

August 21 Ballot if necessary

August 23 Parents informed of outcome of ballot

While in-zone students will be accepted at any time,

we do appreciate receiving these applications early

and ideally now, so that we can plan for our 2020

staffing, timetable and curriculum delivery.

Our enrolment scheme can be viewed in detail on

our website at www.hillmorton.school.nz, or at the

school office.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Ngā mihi

Suzie Sauer

BOT Chair

Ann Brokenshire

Principal

Planting for the future

Some members of the Environment Committee joined the community

of Westmorland to plant 350 native plants in the Eastern Valley

Reserve between Worsleys Spur and Westmorland on Sunday

morning. Thanks to the Christchurch City Council for providing all the

plants and the organisers. We are glad that we can be a part of such

social action projects.

Year 6 students from

our contributing schools

enjoyed a morning of fun

learning as part of our

Experience Hillmorton

days held recently.

Students returned to

their respective schools

buzzing and were

overheard saying that

they were definitely

wanting to come to

Hillmorton next year!

Technologists triumphant

Congratulations to

Logan Smith, Louie

Nikau and Taylah

Smith, pictured at

right, Hillmorton Year

7 and 8 students

who won the Great

Christchurch

Technology

Construction

Challenge 2019.

A second team,

comprising Mihana

Hof, Zoe Thomson,

Isabella McNeil and

Godwin Deliha N’Zhou, was placed third.

We are also proud of the scratch coding

team that performed really well.

hillmorton.school.nz


Thursday August 1 2019 The Star

news online at www.star.kiwi

RATEPAYER SUBSIDISED CHILDCARE DEBATE

NEWS 11

Mother says it’s ‘a slap in the face’

City councillors will vote this month over whether

they will accept a new policy which will allow them

and community board members to have their

childcare subsidised by ratepayers. The subsidy

was widely criticised by The Star readers last week.

Reporter Louis Day speaks to a mother on the

minimum wage and a community board member.

On page 12, we ask city councillors how they will

vote,

LILY HALL earns the minimum

wage, pays for childcare, has a

mortgage and rising rates to deal

with.

She saw it as a “bit of a slap in

the face” the city council may be

adopting a policy which could

see councillors and community

board members reimbursed for

their childcare needs using ratepayer

money.

There are government systems

set up for that and if they are not

in that bracket they are obviously

earning enough to not need it,”

she said.

Miss Hall and her partner

spend $60 per week on childcare

and are not eligible for any of the

Government schemes due to their

combined salary.

“I just don’t know about doing

this childcare subsidy just for

councillors and community

board members, maybe we

should look at the bigger picture

and look at adding another

week on maternity rather than

something just for a select group

of people.”

Miss Hall thought there were

other ways of encouraging parents

to run for leadership roles.

They could look at other

options like putting a childcare

centre near the building rather

than giving them money.”

She said the news elected members

could have their childcare

paid for out of the ratepayer’s

pocket was difficult to swallow

after the appointment of the new

$495,000 chief executive Dawn

Baxendale.

“I understand that it is an

important role with a lot of

responsibility, but for somebody

on minimum wage that is

something that they would have

to work 40 years to get.”

The new

policy from the

Remuneration

Authority which

allows council’s

to reimburse

elected members

for childcare was

released at the

start of July.

If adopted by a

council, members

are eligible to an

allowance only

if their child is

under 14 and the

childcare is not

provided by a

family member.

Childcare

allowances are

also limited to

$6000 a year per

child.

The city council

will decide

whether it will

adopt it or not

this month.

HAPPY DAYS: Lily

Hall plays with her

nine-month-old

daughter August.

Local politician: Why the policy is good

JO BYRNE juggles being a

single parent, speech and

language therapist and member

of a community board.

Ms Byrne has to rely on family

members to look after her 10

and 11-year-old when she has

board meetings. When they are

unable to she has to either take

them with her or not go at all.

The cost of childcare is tricky

with the age of children I have,

they are not in a pre-school so

I would need a nanny who can

prepare a meal and drive them

to activities in the evening, that

would be very expensive and life

is not cheap as a single parent,”

she said.

The Papanui-Innes

Community Board member

said the Government subsidised

out-of-school care and

recreation programme did not

satisfy her childcare needs as it

is not offered during the times

she has community board

MORNING RUSH:

Papanui-Innes

Community Board

member Jo Byrne helps

get her 11-year-old

daughter Harriet ready for

school.

PHOTOS:

MARTIN HUNTER

meetings in the evening.

She thought if elected members

were reimbursed for their

childcare it would open up the

door to a wider range of people.

“I think it is great that they

[the city council] could be offering

this and, hopefully, it will

give more people the opportunity

to represent their communities.

We need to equitably

represent the communities who

are affected by the policies local

authorities implement, and the

strategies they promote.

“We also need more young

women for the same reason. Local

Government New Zealand

2016 figures show that only

eight per cent of women elected

to local government were aged

31 to 40. A miserable two per

cent were aged 18 to 31.

They are the ones with children

and they are the ones for

whom this policy would help to

get into leadership roles.”

However, she felt those with

families not wanting to go into

local government roles also deserved

a bit of extra support.

“How we support working

families, in general, is an issue

that needs to be addressed,

this should not just be about

a particular sector of the

workforce.” •Women’s council

responds, page 16


The Star Thursday August 1 2019

PAID CONTENT

12

news online a

Bewilderment

over Protests in

Hong Kong

Protests in Hong Kong have

recently drawn media attention

including some local newspapers.

Strangely, most international

media coverage has only stressed

support for protestors. As I

believe serious news should

recount in a comprehensive

and faithful manner, more facts

would be in great need.

The trigger for the protests was

on the surface the decision by the

Government of the Hong Kong

Special Administrative Region

(HKSAR) to amend extradition

law to facilitate cooperation

with mainland China as well as

regions of Taiwan and Macao.

Critics claimed that the amended

law will harm Hong Kong’s

judicial independence and

dissidents may be targeted. It

is ironic as HKSAR has already

signed extradition treaties

with more than 20 countries

including New Zealand aiming

to jointly combat crimes without

posing any threat to judicial

independence of HKSAR, why

has the same arrangement

with mainland China become

unacceptable?

The intention to amend

extradition law is to further close

judicial loopholes. Not long ago,

a young man from Hong Kong

killed his pregnant girlfriend in

Taiwan and fled back. Absence

of extradition arrangements

between the two regions has

rendered police of either side

powerless in handling the case.

The HKSAR authorities therefore

were determined to put an end

to such situations as they believe

Hong Kong should not be a safe

haven for criminals.

Second, the amended extradition

law is only concerning criminal

acts and none of its 46 clauses

which I have read through

myself has anything to do with

politics. Actually none of the 37

crimes listed in the amended law

is related to freedom of speech

or rally, and only criminal acts

decided by judicial systems

of both Hong Kong and the

mainland China could be subject

to extradition. Regrettably, few

media reports have disclosed

specific contents of the law or

singled out and elaborated on

which clause makes dissidents

vulnerable to so-called

persecution.

Third, the extent of violence

of demonstrations has crossed

the line. After taking over and

sabotaging legislative council,

protestors have recently attacked

the Central Government Offices

in Hong Kong, causing casualties

of civilians and police. It is not

hard to imagine how police

would react to such riots in other

democratic societies like the US

or Europe, and how the rioters

occupying and demolishing

parliaments would be treated.

Media is assumed to be objective.

But the reality made me totally

bewildered. While Pro-Brexit

and anti-Brexit demonstrations

took place in the UK, both sides

have been equally represented

in public media. However, when

more than 800 thousand Hong

Kong citizens have signed up

in support of the amendment

of extradition law and there

were large-scale demonstrations

advocating restoration of law and

order, such reasonable but less

sensational voices seemed out of

international media radar. Why

has only one version of the story

been told? It is hoped media

could find more facts for readers.

(Author: WANG Zhijian,

Chinese Consul General in

Christchurch)

This advertorial is paid for by the Chinese Consulate

RATEPAYER SUBSIDISED CHILDCARE DEBATE

The Star asked city

councillors what

they thought of the

childcare policy

Mayor Lianne

Dalziel did not respond.

Deputy Mayor

Andrew Turner – I am

broadly in favour of the

childcare policy, although

will clearly be interested

in the detail of the paper

when it is presented to

council. I am supportive

of initiatives which allow

the pool and diversity of

people standing for elected

positions to be broadened,

and would see this as such

an initiative or policy. This

is relevant to both council

and community board

elected positions, so my

position on both would be

the same.

Councillors

Sara Templeton –

I’m generally in favour of

proposals that encourage

a wider diversity of

representation in decision

making for the city as it

enhances the decisionmaking

that is done

across the

city and

that benefits

everyone.

This

proposal has come from

smaller district councils

that are not paid much

and makes sense in those

areas. We haven’t seen

the proposal or report

yet, but I’m hoping that

it separates out council

and community boards,

as council is well paid and

I don’t believe we need to

have the allowance. It is

also important to note that

it is only a contribution

towards the costs, not

designed to cover them

completely. I’d also expect

and councillors who might

be eligible to apply for it, to

declare a conflict and not

vote as they have in other

districts.

Vicki Buck – I am in

favour of this so that local

government is as inclusive

as possible.

James Gough – I am

not supportive of childcare

funding being paid for by

rates. I am open-minded to

a primary caregiver being

eligible for a childcare

subsidy as it is important

to attract high-quality

candidates to represent their

communities, irrespective

of what stage in life they

might be in, however, I

am not supportive of this

potential provision being

paid for out of rates. I

would have to see the report

along with its financial

implications on ratepayers

before I could determine

how I would vote.

David East – I will

vote in favour if it applies

to community board

members. Community

board members quite often

have other employment

and juggle time, take time

off for community board

meetings and are paid

significantly lower than

councillors.

Mike Davidson – I

have not received the detail

of this policy or a report

from council staff, so I

cannot comment on how I

would vote. On the face of

it, I believe that councillors

should not receive a

childcare allowance given

the remuneration they are

already on.

Deon Swiggs – Yes

this has caused some

interesting debate on both

sides.

I support things that

remove barriers and

encourage a wider diversity

of representation in local

government. Across the

whole country only six per

cent of people are under 40

years and this is not good

for representation. Wider

representation enhances

the decision-making that

is done across the city and

that benefits

everyone.

If we keep

doing the

same we

will keep

getting the

same.

This proposal around

childcare has come from

smaller, more rural

councils that are not paid

much and to me makes

sense in those areas.

Councillors haven’t seen

the report yet which

outlines the proposal

but I’m hoping that it

separates out councillors

and community board

members, as previously

mentioned I don’t support

this for councillors

due to our role being

full-time with adequate

remuneration. But for the

smaller community boards

where, for example, Banks

Peninsula remuneration is

very poor I am in general

support if we can find a

rates-neutral way to adopt

it.

But I haven’t seen the

report yet so am still openminded

going into the

meeting.

Pauline Cotter

– Although I am very

supportive of any initiatives

that assist parents to

continue working should

they wish, to date we have

not received the report

which will inform me of

details, costs and options.

Nor would I pre determine

my vote as we must listen

to and be guided by debate

on the day.

Jimmy Chen – I

have not yet received

the childcare policy and

the relevant information

from the council staff,

so I cannot answer your

questions at the moment.

Yani Johanson – I

don’t support this being

extended to councillors.

We are well paid and I

don’t expect

the

ratepayers

to pay

for my

childcare

costs

additional

to the remuneration that

we already get paid. From

my time on the community

board and council, the

meetings are scheduled in

consultation with elected

members to ensure that

things like childcare

commitments can be

accommodated as best as

possible to minimise the

difficulties for those with

children. I welcome that

continuing.

Aaron Keown –

It would take a lot to

convince me that we would

need it. I’m leaning towards

no, I can’t see any reason

that ratepayers should be

paying for a councillors

childcare when we are on

good salaries.

Raf Manji – I haven’t

seen the proposed policy

proposal, so can’t have a

position on it. In general, I

think childcare is clearly an

issue that needs discussion

but probably more for

smaller councils, where the

pay is much lower, yet time

requirements still high. I

wouldn’t see it as a pressing

issue for Christchurch City

Council, where the base

pay is $100k.

Tim Scandrett

– I’ll be voting against

councillors as I believe we

are paid enough to cover

this. As for community

board members, at this

stage, I am probably

leaning against this but

am open to listening to

arguments. I understand

this issue was brought up

in smaller areas which

have lower pay scales and

therefore agree that in

some areas then yes, there

should be childcare.

Councillors Glenn

Livingstone, Phil

Clearwater and Anne

Galloway did not

respond.


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Saturday,

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Canterbury University

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This exhibition will feature

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Situated in the rear of the

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Phoenix – a celebration of creative well-being exhibition

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OPINION

news online at www.star.kiwi

Judge who thinks outside the square

RAOUL NEAVE is a judge who

does things at times outside of

the square.

He is predicting a public

backlash over his decision in

the district court this week not

to impose a prison sentence on

Marcel Sydney Geros (right)

after another cowardly attack on

a vulnerable individual.

Geros is what is known as a

predator. Predators don’t usually

attack people of their own

strength or cunning. They seek

out the old, weak and vulnerable

and strike when they least expect

it – in other words, easy targets

and ones which they will easily

overcome.

Geros, who is 27, has a history

of attacking the vulnerable. In

2009, he was jailed for seven

years for a vicious attack on

a 73-year-old in the North

Island. Geros was 17 at the time.

Bashing someone 50-plus years

older? Courageous stuff.

From the

editor’s desk

Barry Clarke

In September last year, Geros

was prowling the streets of

Christchurch. He spotted a

jogger at 5.50am and attacked.

He had a boxcutter knife and

tried to kidnap her.

He injured the woman but

she fought back. Predators often

don’t like a fight, it’s not part of

the plan. But this woman had

the psychological confidence and

physical strength to make this

attack difficult for Geros.

And that was probably lucky

for her. She then did the sensible

thing and ran, hiding in a nearby

cul-de-sac where she called the

police.

Geros was soon captured.

Police later alleged 20min before

the attack on the jogger he had

confronted another woman near

Jellie Park.

He was clearly prowling. The

common denominator in these

two attacks – women.

Geros admitted charges of

attempted kidnapping and

injuring with intent to injure.

On Tuesday, he faced Judge

Neave who was to sentence him

for the offences.

To most given his track record,

a jail sentence was thought to be

his fate but not to Judge Neave.

Geros will instead serve

an intensive supervision

sentence in the community

for the next two years. Judge

Neave explained in court, after

spending 10 months in custody

on remand, Geros would have

been eligible to apply for release

soon if a prison term had been

imposed.

But he did say a public

backlash might be coming.

“No doubt there will be letters

to the editor demanding my

resignation,” he told the district

court. “It won’t be the first time

and it won’t be the last.”

When Judge Neave began the

sentencing, he gave an indication

of what was to come by saying:

“I don’t know what to do, to be

honest,” in reference to what

Geros’ fate would be.

He said a cultural report

showed Geros had come from

an unfortunate background and

had needed to “deal with more

things than most people could

even contemplate.”

“He has got some incredibly

complex needs and unless and

until they are dealt with he is

going to be a significant problem

to the community. If I send him

to prison, absolutely zip will

happen, quite apart from the

fact that he will be out before

we know it. I am not prepared

to contemplate that,” said Judge

Neave.

He said imprisonment and

post-release conditions would do

nothing to address community

safety issues.

Let’s hope that Geros takes this

opportunity.

barry@starmedia.kiwi

Women’s council takes issue over subsidised childcare

National Council

of Women New

Zealand president Vanisa

Dhiru responds to last

week’s From the editor’s

desk on the possibility

city councillors will be

reimbursed for their

childcare – by ratepayers

THE COMMENTS from The

Star editor Barry Clarke last

week on childcare costs being

reimbursed to local elected

members reflects a sad and

somewhat dated view that does

not reflect the humanity focused

“for the greater good” position

we believe most reasonable New

Zealand adults would hold.

There wasn’t government

paid maternity/paternity leave

when many of our mothers had

children, however they do not

resent women today being able

to get that support today. In fact

most would applaud it.

Mr Clarke suggests there

is no reason why an elected

member should be treated any

differently to another business

employing busy mums and dads.

In some respects he is right. But

this is only because we need

more gender diversity in the

community, business sector,

and at board and council tables.

These settings need to equitably

represent the communities

which are affected by the policies

these authorities implement, and

the strategies they promote.

We also need more young

women – for the same reason.

Local Government New

Zealand’s 2016 figures show that

only eight per cent of women

elected to local government were

aged 31 to 40. A miserable two

per cent were aged 18-31. They

are the ones with children and

they are the ones for whom this

policy would help to get around

these board and table settings.

As LGNZ’s 2016 Electorate

Profile report notes: “Democratic

legitimacy in a representative

system of government not

only involves the willingness

of voters to vote, but also the

degree to which those elected

both represent and reflect the

character of the electorate.”

Since 1989, the proportion of

women elected members has

grown from 25 per cent to 38 per

cent. But it is important to note

that prior to 2010, data was for

councillors and mayors only and

it is only since 2010 all elected

members, representing councils,

local boards in Auckland and

community boards, have been

counted.

Of course there’s a degree of

public service in working in

a role like this, but you can’t

pay the groceries or mortgage

with public service. Whereas

some elected members do have

additional income (about one

third said their elected member

remuneration was their only

income), it is the women who

are primarily the care giver

in young families so this is

their only income. They bring

important skills, knowledge, a

perspective and dynamic that is

essential to gaining an equitable

level of representation in local

government and should not

be penalised for adding to the

democracy in our communities.

•Clarke responds:

Christchurch city councillors

are paid $102,400. They earn

enough to pay for their own

childcare.

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Thursday August 1 2019 The Star

Readers respond to the

appointment of city

council chief executive

Dawn Baxendale

and the issue of

ratepayers subsidising

city councillors and

community board

members’ childcare costs

V J Jones – As a ratepayer

in Christchurch, I am writing

to express dissatisfaction at the

appointment of the new chief

executive and the exorbitant

salary she is going to be paid.

The whole scenario reminds

me of the classic story of the

Emperor with no clothes. Who is

fooling who?

If someone starts their own

business and works hard to make

it successful, then they can pay

themselves what they see fit.

But payment for a council

employee from ratepayers’

money?

I fail to see how one person

can do more work, have more

responsibility, have more

challenges than five teachers

in a high school, as the salary

equated to just that. What about

the long-term effect?

Why have we not appointed a

New Zealander at a lesser salary?

And why do chief executives

need to be paid so much?

(Abridged)

Jake McLellan

(Linwood-Central-

Heathcote Community

Board member) – I really

appreciated your editorial on the

proposed additional childcare

allowance for elected members. I

fully support the removal of

news online at www.star.kiwi

Help restore McLean’s Mansion

Lee Trusttum,

of the

McLean’s

Mansion

Charitable

Trust, writes

about why

Cantabrians

should get behind a

fundraising campaign to

help restore the historic

building

IF I WERE to ask you, ‘what

– and where – is McLean’s

Mansion?’ I wonder whether

you could tell me?

I have found many people

who cannot, even those living

nearby in central Christchurch.

Perhaps that is not really so

surprising because, although it

is a huge wooden building, it has

been hedged in by surrounding

buildings and untamed scrub

so that now, only the two great

cupolas on top are visible – and

then only from specific angles.

Short stretches of the

beautiful brick fences remain.

In Manchester St, the wrought

iron gates are still intact but

mostly closed, as the area is a

restoration building site and

not yet safe to wander around

without a guide.

If I were to answer my own

question, my story would go like

this. A poor man called Allan

McLean migrated from the

little Isle of Coll, off the West

coast of Scotland, arriving in

New Zealand in 1852. Clearly

he prospered here, eventually

owning a vast amount of

land in South Canterbury,

which he farmed until the NZ

government decided to divide

such extensive property holdings

into smaller parcels.

The forced sale provided

McLean with ready money,

which funded the building of

a suitably grand mansion in

Christchurch. It was designed by

RW England with no expense

spared. It is a fusion of Jacobean

architecture and Victorian

HERITAGE:

People

are being

asked

to get

behind a

fundraising

campaign

to restore

McLean’s

Mansion.

features, built of kauri between

April 1899 and September 1900,

two-storied, with a floor area of

2137 sq m.

Lavish furnishings and

furniture were imported from

Europe. McLean, no longer

young but still unmarried,

decided that on his death the

house should be used as a home

for ‘indigent gentlewomen’.

So from 1913, these were the

beneficiaries living in the house

he had called Holly Lea.

McLean’s Mansion has

53 rooms and is the largest

surviving wooden residence

in New Zealand. The mansion

now has highly significant

heritage status. It must be

retained, respected and restored

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barriers for parents and young

people to get involved in service,

particularly for those running

for part-time community boards

who are juggling service with

other work and family time.

However, for full-time elected

members it’s a bit rich don’t you

think to facilitate them over

and above the struggles of every

other family or parent.

Don’t get me wrong, when

affordable childcare is available

if possible – but, here’s the rub,

who will pay for it?

Millions of dollars must be

raised to achieve that goal. If I

were to ask you to help, chances

are you’d say, ‘but millions are

way beyond me.’

However, if I were to suggest

you set up an automatic

payment of, say, $30 per month

for two years (or $5, $10, $50, or

$100) I hope you’d say, ‘That’s

not so hard. I can set it and

forget it.’ Now, if 500 people

like you did the same, then the

collective contribution could

gently, painlessly raise half a

million or even $1 million. If

1000 Cantabrians chipped in –

well, you get the picture. Mona

Vale was saved by similar citizen

contributions, likewise Mt

Vernon Park on the Port Hills.

McLean’s Mansion is a

unique regional and national

asset. Restored it will be an

enduring attraction for local

and international visitors

– a monument of which

Christchurch citizens can be

proud, especially if they helped

retain it.

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co.nz to watch a great 3.5min

video by scrolling down to

Christchurch’s quake-damaged

McLean’s Mansion.

to everyone, I’m all for it being

extended to councillors – just

don’t think that’s where we start.

After all councillors are already

very well paid.

As an elected member in

my late 20s, the prospect of

future childcare is of course

a consideration. As a council

candidate if elected I would

refuse to accept this benefit.

Winnie Lay – I do not

think city councillors and

community board members

should be reimbursed for their

childcare costs from ratepayers’

money.

They are paid a decent wage

from ratepayers’ money, if it is

not enough, get another job, as

ratepayers have to pay for their

children’s childcare costs so they

can’t whine about costs.

OPINION 17

The coming week

in our history

August 1, 1987 – The

Maori Language Act came

into force, making Te Reo

Māori an official language of

New Zealand.

August 2, 1992 –

Windsurfer Barbara Kendall

was New Zealand’s only gold

medallist at the Barcelona

Olympics. She was just the

second New Zealand woman

to win an Olympic title.

August 3, 1872 –

Anthony Trollope (1815-

1882), one of the Victorian

era’s most famous novelists,

landed at Bluff to begin a twomonth

tour of New Zealand.

August 4, 1923 – The

opening of the 8.5km Ōtira

tunnel completed the longplanned

TranzAlpine railway

between Christchurch and

Greymouth. At the time, it

was the longest tunnel in the

southern hemisphere and the

sixth-longest in the world.

August 5, 1914 – The

New Zealand Government

was informed of the outbreak

of World War 1 just before

1pm. At 3pm the governor,

Lord Liverpool, announced

the news from the steps of

Parliament to a large and

enthusiastic crowd. Most

New Zealanders regarded

themselves as British, so

there were few doubts about

fulfilling their obligations to

the Empire in its moment of

crisis.

August 6, 1936 – Jack

Lovelock won New Zealand’s

first Olympic athletics gold

medal at the 1936 Berlin

Olympics in a race witnessed

by 120,000 spectators –

including Adolf Hitler.

August 7, 1991 –

Comedian and entertainer

Billy T James, 43, died of

heart failure. Born William

Taitoko, the multi-talented

musician toured the world

with the Maori Volcanics

Showband in the 1970s. He

adopted the stage name Billy

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OUR PEOPLE

Lava lover helping understand the

Volcanologist Ben

Kennedy recently won

Canterbury University’s

highest teaching award.

The associate professor

has travelled the world

visiting and studying

volcanos. Sophie

Cornish finds out more

How did you get into this

field? Did you always want to

study volcanoes from a young

age?

I am fairly childish in that I

never grew up from the little boy

who liked blowing up vinegar

and baking soda and running

around in the hills picking up

rocks. Essentially, I found I never

really stopped doing that. I did

visit a volcano when I was travelling

in Chile, where you could

look over the edge of the crater

and you could see a bubbling lava

lake, I think that when I was 18.

I had already done geology and

I climbed up this volcano with

my family and I remember looking

over and seeing the lava and

thinking: ‘I want to do this as a

job; I want to do this every day.’

When I was younger I had books

about volcanoes and would go

looking for looking for fossils

with my uncle. I was one of those

nerdy kids that had a rock collection.

I guess volcanology is the

most exciting part of geology.

What is a volcanologist and

what does it involve?

A volcanologist is someone

who does research into why

volcanoes erupt. They try to

make the area around volcanoes

a safer place to be or at least

help calculate risks involved in

being near a volcano. There are

not many jobs for volcanologists

around the world and as a result

you have to spend a lot of time

at university getting various

degrees. We will walk around

on top of a volcano and depending

on what you are trying to

discover about the volcano you

will pick up different rocks, you

might be digging through old

layers of ash and trying to work

out what happened in the past,

10,000 years ago. You could be

up collecting a fresh sample of

something that has just erupted

out of a volcano and you’re trying

to work out what the magma

is doing right now. You could

be working together with GNS

Science on a monitoring project,

where maybe you have a bunch of

seismometers, acoustic devices,

listening to what the volcano is

doing and getting observations

of what is happening inside the

volcano, with sounds and shapes.

Usually they can combine interpretation

of earthquakes, when

volcanoes erupt; you get lots of

small earthquakes, but you also

get sound waves and pops and

bangs that are at the surface as

gas is released, or you can get

small explosions. You can do

various calculations between

the depth of the earthquakes,

depth of the sounds and you can

work out how fast the magma is

moving and where explosions are

happening. Generally it is GNS

TRAVEL: Mr

Kennedy

witnessing

the eruption

of Italy’s Mt

Etna on the

east coast of

Sicily.

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: Scooping lava for a 3D

discovery channel show at Mt Kilauea.

Science’s job to predict them.

They might have volcanologists

working for and their job is to

forecast and to assess the state of

the volcano. Then they might ask

someone like me to do a more

detailed study on one aspect of

the volcano.

What volcanoes have you been

to internationally and have any

stuck out as your favourites?

I was out at Mt Yasur in Vanuatu,

that’s one of these ones

that is erupting several times a

day. We were mapping where

these big lava bombs were landing

all around and were trying

to assess the relative safety of

different parts of the volcano,

flying drones and things like

that, so it was quite a fun project.

That was a couple of years ago.

I’ve since been out to Iceland;

we have a fun project going on

there where we are trying to

drill into a magma chamber. I

also went out to Chile, looking

to see whether earthquakes can

set off volcanic eruptions. We

were experimenting with lava

to see if it shrinks when it cools

down. Every volcano has its own

personality. They will have variably

sticky magma, there will be

various amounts of gas dissolved

in that magma, which controls

whether or not you get a nice

runny lava flow, or whether it

goes bang. I have also visited Mt

Kilauea in Hawaii, where I filmed

a show called Lava Chasers for

Discovery Channel. I sometimes

combine work with holidays, my

wife has been known to roll her

eyes at another family holiday to

a volcano, but my boys love it.

What is the current volcanic

situation in New Zealand?

GNS Science is obviously

monitoring our volcanoes very

EXCITING:

Canterbury

University

associate

professor Ben

Kennedy is

an expert

in all things

volcanoes.

PHOTO:

MARTIN

HUNTER

closely. They have monitoring

equipment all over Mount

Ruapehu, Mount Tongariro,

Whakaari/White Island,

Auckland, Taranaki. They’re

basically just keeping a close

eye on those volcanoes. White

Island is probably the most

active. I think there is probably

several of them that are likely to

go off in our lifetime, but it may

only be a small thing. Just since

I have been in New Zealand in

the past 10 years, White Island

had I think five or six small

eruptions, Tongariro has had

a small eruption, It’s not like

the Christchurch earthquake,

where there is tens of thousands

of people close by, there might

be only one or two people at a

time.

What’s been the most

fascinating place you have

travelled to?

Mt Yasur is a very interesting

place, it’s an exciting cultural

area and exciting physically,

I have worked a bit in South

America and have been to

Guatemala which is very

interesting culturally. I am

really excited about this Iceland

project at the moment, because

it is a real final frontier, like the

moon landing, it’s the first time

scientists want to drill into the

magma chamber, so it’s a pretty

momentous occasion. There is

a big group of scientists from

all around the world who are

trying to raise money from

international governments to

promote this idea of drilling into

a magma chamber for science,

so we can really learn first-hand

what is going on.


Thursday August 1 2019 The Star

19

power of nature

YOUNG, SUCCESSFUL

& on the move

Technology has come a long

way over the last few years; I

think people have been scared

about it obviously. But, in recent

years they have discovered that

three geo-thermal power companies

in various places around the

world had accidentally drilled

into magma before and it didn’t

cause a volcanic eruption. So I

think that gave scientists more

confidence that this actually

might be possible. Technology

has advanced now that we can

do tests at higher temperatures

and control pressure better, so

now it is an engineering possibility.

They are still raising

the money for it, it is a 25-year

plan. They want to start drilling

the first hole in next few years

and keep it permanently open

for observation, then build on it

over next 20-30 years and make

new holes and use it as a science

facility, kind of akin to Telescope

Array.

What’s a common

misconception about

volcanos?

I think it’s interesting that

at any moment on the planet

there is several erupting at once,

I guess you only think that

when they are on the news they

happen. I guess the biggest misconception

is the frequency of

volcanic eruptions, you see it on

the news as more and more volcanos

are erupting. But, I think

in reality, more people are living

closer to volcanos, so there are

more volcanic eruptions that are

affecting people, not that there

are necessarily more volcanos

that are erupting. There are tens

of thousands of active volcanos

on the planet at the moment,

plenty under water too.

Tell me about the lava lab

you have at the university?

We now have a facility in the

university where we can melt

rock and make our own lava. We

can do experiments and pour

it out down a lava flow. We are

trying to work out ways that

you can observe lava flow from

above, to work out properties

about that lava flow and help

predict where that lava flow

might go. We also have a

cannon here that can fire rocks

at things, so we can see for

example if you roof is strong

enough to with-stand an impact

from volcanic bomb. We’re

the only lab with that in New

Zealand. The lava lab is a joint

project with the engineering

and fine arts departments. Fine

arts had a furnace that they use

to use to melt bronze and make

bronze statues. So we kind of

persuaded them to super-size

their furnace, so we did a bunch

of work on the furnace so it

would get up to the temperature

ON THE JOB: Mr Kennedy at Mt Yasur, Vanuatu, which

has been known to erupt several times per day.

FIELD TRIP: Mr Kennedy with a group of students on the

Tongariro crossing, Mt Ngauruhoe can be seen in the

background.

where it could melt rock, about,

1300 deg C.

What are you into apart from

volcanos?

I live out in Sumner with my

wife and two boys. I am a surfer,

that’s my main thing. I love

any outdoor activities, in the

mountains, hiking, taking my

family out in the hills. My wife

is Danish, we just came back

from Denmark where my boys

brushed up on their Danish and

I had a teaching exchange with

Copenhagen University. Noah

is eight-years-old and Viggo is

five-years-old. They both love

it (volcanos.) I took Noah out

to a field trip last year, we went

around all the North Island

volcanos, he loved it. Viggo loves

doing experiments, it drives me

up the wall, we go through more

baking soda and vinegar than

any other family on the planet.

What did you study to get

this job?

I did geology at university,

in the United Kingdom. Then I

went to Montreal, Canada, and

did a masters in volcanology.

Then I did a PhD in volcanology,

also in Montreal. After that, I

went to the other side of Canada,

to Vancouver, and there I learnt

a lot more about teaching

volcanology. I did a post

doctorate in how to teach, that’s

how this teaching award kind

of came about, because I spent

a lot of time researching good

ways to teach, that’s something

generally academics don’t do. I

was very lucky, I worked with

a guy who won a Noble science

prize, Carl Wieman. He basically

trained us up on how students

learn and better ways you can

transfer information and cooler

experiments and how to use

research to assess whether or not

the way that you teach is actually

working, approaching teaching

from a science perspective. He

got his Nobel prize and decided

to invest all his money into

science teaching, so he hired

a bunch of people like me as

up and coming scientists and

trained us how to be better

teachers, so when we actually

show up at university, we know

what we are doing, because most

have no training as a teacher.

Then basically I got the job here

at Canterbury University and

that was 10 years ago now.

The Star continues showcasing the city’s

successful young people. If you have a story to tell,

email jess.gibson@starmedia.kiwi

Young

designer

turns

heads at

fashion

awards

• By Jess Gibson

EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Lucy

Hill has proven that when you

mix yellow with purple, you get

success.

The Hagley School of Fashion

student won 2019 Young Designer

of the Year at Saturday

night’s MLT Hokonui Fashion

Design Awards in Gore for her

Open Nightlife entry.

Lucy’s dress, made of bright

yellow faux-fur and purple lace

trimmings with a picture of one

of her paintings in the centre,

was the product of 10 weeks of

work.

The painting represents an

exploration of the human form

and gender roles.

The awards took place at a

transformed Gore Town &

Country Club Stadium before

an appreciative audience of 700,

hailing from as far afield as

China.

It was Lucy’s first time bagging

any prizes in her second year

entering the Hokonui fashion

awards -- and she was surprised

her hard work had paid off.

“Cutting up the fur was a

nightmare,” she said.

The garment has earned her

free flights and accommodation

to New Zealand Fashion Week

in Auckland from August 26 to

September 1, as well as monetary

prizes.

Lucy is in her second year at

Hagley School of Fashion and

has always had an interest in the

subject.

“I think it’s really interesting

how everyone can express themselves

through fashion.”

Head of fashion Vicki Dixon

said it was very exciting to see

Lucy’s design do so well.

“She’s a true artist - she’s a

painter, a print-maker, and does

ceramics. She’s very talented,”

Ms Dixon said.

Designs at the awards ranged

from the elegant and eminently

wearable to the avant-garde.

Speaking on behalf of fellow

judges Sally-Ann Mullin and

Wynn Crawshaw, Sara Munro,

SKILLED: Lucy Hill won

2019 Young Designer of

the Year with a yellow

fur dress (below) which

features a painting of hers

representing an exploration

of the human form and

gender roles.

of Company of Strangers,

Dunedin, praised the “amazing”

calibre of entries from schools,

and from those entering the

open sections.

The judging panel had scoured

more than 340 garments from

250 entrants to identify section

and overall winners, and had

been “astonished” by the level of

skill and attention to detail, she

said.

Southern designers were

well represented among open

section winners, including Viv

Tamblyn, of Gore, in the Open

Streetwear section and Debbie

Smith, of Waimumu, in the

Open Recycled section.

Founder Heather Paterson’s

husband, Wade, who kept the

event going following her death

in 2015, announced on Saturday

night his family’s continued

sponsorship of the awards until

2024.


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Back to school for

Kiwi songstress

Thursday August 1 2019 The Star

GARDENING 21

The next generation of

musical talent is getting

a quick-fire insight into

the inner workings

of the professional

music industry, thanks

to three well-known

local artists and the

Christchurch Arts

Festival

JULIA DEANS will tell you

she isn’t nervous about her

upcoming performance in the

Christchurch Arts Festival.

She says that with a laugh.

On August 3, Deans will join

Samoan, Tongan and Māori soul

sister Bella Kalolo and author

and musician Flip Grater, in

performing Like Water with

Burnside High School’s awardwinning

Bel Canto Choir.

The show, at the James Hay

Theatre, is unlike anything

Deans or the choir have ever

done before.

“It was my crazy harebrained

scheme,” said Deans.

The Christchurch songstress

is the curator and director of the

performance, which features the

30-strong high school choir that

Deans and Bella Kalolo were

once members of.

“I’ve wanted to do something

with the choir for ages.”

The “Christchurch-centric”

focus of this year’s Christchurch

Arts Festival provided Deans

with the perfect platform to

bring her idea to life.

SHOWTIME: Musician Julia

Deans will join Burnside

High School’s awardwinning

Bel Canto Choir

for a performance in the

Christchurch Arts Festival.

“It just all fell into place. I’m

just hoping the school aren’t

regretting the decision – there’s

a lot of work involved,” said

Deans.

They are getting dumped in

the deep end with this. It’s going

to be a real experience for them

in terms of seeing how a performance

works and a production

WORKING

WITH THE

STARS:

Burnside

High

School’s Bel

Canto Choir

rehearsing

with

musician

Julia Deans. ​

comes together. It will be a sharp

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the music industry.

Deans graduated from Burnside

High School in 1992 and

has many fonds memories from

within the music block, where

her musical passions and talents

were nurtured.

“It was having that encouragement

to perform and explore

different things.”

Deans said Bel Canto has been

working incredibly hard under

the guidance of conductor Sue

Densem, to get up to speed for

the August 3 performance.

“It’s definitely not their normal

thing. Bel Canto has a very pure

sound and in this, we’re

asking them to relax and shake it

up,” Deans said.

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is loving the challenge.

“From the look of their smiling,

happy faces, I think they’re

really enjoying themselves – as

am I.”

Deans is looking forward to

moving into full rehearsals with

the band, in the lead up to the

August 3 show.

“When I told them the band

were all women as well, they got

super excited about that too.”

Christchurch Arts Festival

director George Parker said Like

Water is a project he would like

to see continuing throughout

festivals.

“We’ve got a local female artist

working with a local choir

and it’s an opportunity to have

these wonderful artists, who

have forged out these amazing

careers, working with upcoming

talent. And that’s an opportunity

for everyone to create something

really exciting.”

The Christchurch Arts Festival

runs until Saturday.

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Ingredients

Directions

FOOD 23

PORK LEG STEAK WITH MUSTARD AND

HONEY CREAM SAUCE

4 pork leg steaks

Oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

½ teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed

For the sauce:

50g butter

½ onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons wholegrain

mustard

3 tablespoons hot english

mustard

½ cup chicken stock

1 tablespoon honey

½ cup cream

Salt and pepper, to taste

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1 stick celery, finely chopped

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1 clove garlic, chopped

250g button mushrooms, wiped

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400g can chopped tomatoes in

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1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 cups beef stock

4 sprigs thyme

To serve

Wholemeal toast bread

Sour cream

Small handful parsley leaves

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Nothing out of hand with this pitcher

FAST BALL: Josh Wilson will become just the second

Canterbury baseballer to play at college in the United States.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

• By Gordon Findlater

TEENAGE BASEBALL Josh

Wilson will take his talents

stateside after striking a

scholarship to play at Hesston

College in Kansas.

The 18-year-old pitcher

will become just the second

Canterbury baseballer to play

at college in the United States

and the first to receive a

scholarship to play when

he leaves for Kansas on

August 11.

He is also the latest youngster

chasing the dream of becoming

Kiwi to play in Major League

Baseball. Christchurch softball

turned baseball player Travis

Wilson – who is of no relation

to Josh – came tantalisingly

close to cracking MLB in the

early 2000s.

Wilson only took up baseball

three years ago when he was

introduced to the sport by a

friend. However, a background

in cricket made the adaption

easier.

“He’s taken to it like a duck

Eddie’s Eastern Eagles on

the hunt for elusive trophy

• By Gordon Findlater

THE EASTERN Eagles will have

their first crack at the business

end of the club rugby league

competition in seven years as

they hunt for their first Pat

Smith Trophy since 1981.

The Eagles relished the do or

die nature of their final roundrobin

match against Riccarton

on Saturday to make the top four

for the first time since 2012.

On Saturday they leapfrogged

Riccarton into fourth with a

31-16 victory at Wainoni Park.

Of the squad which won at the

weekend only Mikaere Ropiha

and Longe Faalilo were part

of the Eagles squad which last

appeared in their last semi-final

appearance.

The Eagles will head to

Kaiapoi next weekend to play

the Northern Bulldogs for a spot

in the preliminary final. The

other semi-final will see minor

premiers Linwood host Hornby.

The winner will gain automatic

entry to the grand-final, while

the loser will play in the preliminary

final.

After finishing seventh in 2017

the Eagles rebounded last year,

but missed the top four by one

point. Coach Eddie Timo-Latu

believes a shift in culture and

mind-set has been key in the

team’s resurgence.

“It’s about having the heart

for the club and not the heart

for being a premier player . . .

people’s hearts and minds need

to be with the whole club and

not just their own identity,” said

Timo-Latu.

Part of the shift in creating a

whole club culture has involved

BIG STAGE: Sea Muaimalae crosses the line for one of two

tries which helped the Eagles defeat Riccarton on Saturday.

many of the Eagles premier players

coaching junior teams at the

club and cooking meals for prize

giving each Saturday.

Timo Latu says his side’s biggest

challenge is their lack in size

against the likes of Hornby and

Linwood’s forwards. However,

the Eagles have adapted by introducing

a rugby union influenced

defensive patterns. They have

adopted a “legs first” tackling

technique, breaking away from

the traditional technique of tackling

higher to wrap up the ball

handler’s arms.

“We’ve always known it’s going

to give opportunities for offloads,

so it’s about our outsides

being aware and smart about it,”

he said.

The club known as Eastern

Suburbs between 1968 and 2005

and the Aranui Eagles until

changing name to Eastern Eagles

last year. They last won the Pat

Smith Trophy in 1981.

Meanwhile, the bottom four

finishers of the round-robin

Riccarton, Halswell, Celebration

and Papanui will now play for

the Gore Cup.

to water. The cricketers seem to

be able to adapt quite well,” said

Canterbury Baseball president

Brian Hemera.

They see the ball coming

overarm to them with cricket,

so it’s a bit like facing a full toss

really.”

Wilson says he enjoyed

watching baseball and had

played t-ball in his primary

school years, but was unaware a

baseball competition existed in

Christchurch.

“I hadn’t done much pitching

before baseball, but I knew

I had a decently strong arm

from fielding on the boundary

in cricket . . . when I was first

started I was rubbish. I couldn’t

throw a strike to save my life,”

said Wilson.

“My coach helped me a lot

with solidifying solid form and

a good technique. It’s a massive

part of pitching and I’ve just

kept doing that. I don’t even

have to throw a ball, I just go

through the same motion over

and over again.”

• By Gordon Findlater

WATCH OUT Larry the Lamb,

Canterbury and Highlanders

outside back Josh McKay has

taken his first steps towards a

career after rugby – as a mascot.

Contracted Canterbury

players were made unavailable

for Sunday’s final between

Lincoln University and High

School Old Boys which HSOB

won 34-29. However, that wasn’t

the case for McKay. He couldn’t

bend the rules to get himself

into the match day 22, but he

was able to take the jumper

(or costume in this case) of the

team’s unofficial 23rd man –

their Ram mascot.

The idea came about through

a conversation with the

university’s sports co-ordinator

Graeme Campbell following

their semi-final victory against

Shirley.

“I thought, it’s the only way

I’m going to be able to get myself

on the field in this final . . . some

of the boys were there when he

asked me to do it, and they were

pretty keen. They said give it a

crack it’ll be pretty hard case,”

said McKay.

It wasn’t just the Lincoln side

that made a red-hot start to

Sunday’s final at Rugby Park.

While the Rams jumped out to

an early 29-5 lead, their Ram

(McKay) was beginning to

feel the extra heat and sweat

that goes with being inside a

costume.

McKay had a less pleasant

second half as HSOB completed

an impressive comeback, scoring

a number of tries in front of their

vocal supporters.

Persistence has paid off. Last

year Wilson travelled to the US

with the New Zealand under-18

team which competed at the

Arizona Fall Classic Showcase.

The tournament allowed Wilson

to show off his talents in front of

college scouts which has led to

the scholarship opportunity at

the junior college.

Wilson says he gets most

of his strikes from curve balls

and sliders and can currently

get his fast ball near 80mph

(128km/h).

He currently plays in

the Christchurch mens

competition which has just

four teams. However, with a

number of younger players

taking up the game he can see

more of them following in his

footsteps.

“I can definitely see guys

younger than me going there. I

wish I started when I was 12 or

13. Those kids are getting really

good coaching and I can see

them doing really well,” Wilson

said.

Super Rugby star

turns Rams mascot

NEW CAREER: Josh McKay

went from the Canterbury

wing to Lincoln University

wing man for their club

final on Sunday.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

“Unfortunately we weren’t

scoring too many points so I

didn’t venture down there too

often,” he said.

“Once they found out it was

me under the suit I copped a fair

bit of abuse.”

McKay is now back to

concentrating on his efforts on

the field ahead of Canterbury’s

Mitre 10 Cup campaign which

begins against Waikato next

weekend.

However, after an impressive

debut as Lincoln’s Ram he

admits he may look for some tips

from his superiors before setting

his sights on a potential career

move.

“I probably should have taken

some tips off Larry the Lamb.

I’m not much of a dancer and

I don’t have much rhythm . . .

I could look at that as a career

after footy,” he said.


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ANYONE AFTER a sporting

drama and one of the best

atmospheres your likely to find

in the country should look no

further than a school field over

the next month.

The race for the top four and

home field advantage for the

play-offs has heated up with just

two rounds remaining in the

UC Championship.

This year’s competition is

proving to be wide open and

was proved at the weekend when

Christchurch Boys’ High School

– who needed a win to stay in

the top four – defeated previously

unbeaten St Andrew’s

College 36-5.

If the weekend is anything to

go by you’ll also be treated to

entertainment off the field as

was proven by the dozen or so

STAC old boys who provided

the odd decent one-liner and a

half-time sideshow after coming

into the 2.45pm kick-off with a

full head of steam.

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Canty after jumping codes

• By Gordon Findlater

AFTER TWO years of being

groomed by NRL giants the

Melbourne Storm, promising

20-year-old Fijian winger Iliesa

‘Junior’ Ratuva is now hoping

to launch his rugby career in

Canterbury.

Earlier this week, Ratuva was

named in Canterbury’s squad

for the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup

season. For the past two years,

he has been a regular in the

Storm’s under-20 set up.

Last year he scored six tries

in as many appearances for the

Sunshine Coast Falcons in the

Queensland Cup, and was being

touted as a

future star

of the NRL.

Ratuva

– who was

recruited

by the

Storm after

a two-year

stint with

the King’s

Joe Maddock

College

first XV in

Auckland

– says the NRL club were keen

to retain him for another three

years. However, his love for

the 15-man code and a desire

to return to New Zealand saw

him seek another opportunity.

After a conversation with his

agent and interest shown by

Canterbury and the Crusaders

academy, the decision was made

to move to Christchurch.

He played premier club rugby

for Burnside this season, and

has had to re-familiarise himself

with his preferred code.

“My first game back was a

bit dusty. After being tackled, I

tried to shuffle my way up from

the ground and place the ball

back like you do in league,” said

Ratuva.

Growing up in Fiji, Ratuva

developed his love for rugby by

playing with friends, often using

a water bottle as a ball. As a

teenager his talents were noticed

and he received a two-year

scholarship at King’s.

Due to his height (194cm),

Ratuva played as a lock while

at King’s. However, when he

was recruited by the Storm that

quickly changed.

They put me on the wing. I

thought ‘oh yeah, I’ll give it a

go’,” he said.

The Storm have won five

NRL grand-finals over the past

two decades and six minor

premierships. The franchise

are widely regarded as having

one of the NRL’s best set-ups,

much like Canterbury and the

Crusaders are viewed.

“It was an awesome

experience. The culture in the

team was great and everyone

makes you feel welcome,” said

Ratuva. He said his dream in

rugby is to play internationally

for Fiji. He also hopes to

replicate the accomplishments

of Marika Vunibaka – a hero of

his growing up – by playing on

the wing for the Crusaders in

the future.

At the weekend, Ratuva

started for Canterbury in their

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Unfortunately for them their

team’s performance was as flat

at their Vodka Cruisers had

gone by full-time.

However, as long as the lads

haven’t clued onto the fact

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the week, another raucous

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preseason 33-24 win over

Tasman in Hanmer Springs.

“He’s an exciting young talent

with a big frame and genuine

pace, and he showed real

promise in our preseason game

against Tasman on Saturday,”

said Canterbury coach Joe

Maddock. Ratuva will hope

to feature for Canterbury in

their last preseason hit-out

against Southland in Oamaru

tomorrow and push his case for

selection in Maddock’s squad

for their first match of the Mitre

10 Cup against Waikato in

Hamilton on August 10.

Entertainment on and off the field

VOCAL: Boys’ High fans

had reason to celebrate on

Saturday.

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Thursday August 1 2019 The Star

Martlew aims

to paddle

into Tokyo

Paralympics

• By Angus Hilliard

NEARLY A decade after losing

his leg, Scott Martlew is creating

big ripples in the world of New

Zealand para-sports.

The Christchurch para-canoeist

and Paralympian is preparing

himself for the ICF Canoe

Sprint and Paracanoe World

Championships, which start on

August 21 in Hungary.

After

contracting a

flesh-eating

bacteria

following a

high school

rugby injury in

2010, Martlew

underwent a lifesaving

operation

to amputate his

left leg.

The operation

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Martlew

was successful and since then

Martlew has represented New

Zealand at the 2016 Summer

Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro and

won silver in the men’s 200m at

last year’s ICF Canoe Sprint and

Paracanoe World Championships

in Portugal. This time, he is

eyeing up gold and a spot at the

2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

“Of course I’m aiming for that

top spot. The competition is the

first qualification for the Tokyo

Paralympics next year. The top six

qualify automatically to race at

Tokyo, so I’ll be gunning for that

qualification and gunning for that

gold medal.”

His successes comes off the

back of the International Canoe

Federation’s decision to reclassify

Martlew into a different class in

May last year.

He was originally in the KL3

class for para-canoe, which

classifies paddlers with a lower

body impairment but full trunk

and upper body function.

However, he now competes in

the KL2 class due to his limited

trunk function, resulting from his

amputation surgery.

“We didn’t have our medical

documents presented correctly.

It didn’t explain what sort of

muscles I’d lost in my trunk.

It really gave me a mental lift,

because I always thought I was

classified into the wrong category

to start off with. It gave me a lift

to get out on an even playing

field.”

Coach Leigh Barker is set to join

Martlew in Hungary, and he is

training six days a week while also

holding down a job.

The training has been pretty

intense. Training six days a week,

twice a day, and then I’m also

working close to full-time hours

as an estimator for Downer. That

keeps me very busy.”

He will continue his training

schedule in Hungary.


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The Star looks back each week at Canterbury’s sporting icons from yesteryear. This week

Gordon Findlater talks to former Black Sticks drag flick master and Canterbury fast

bowler Hayden Shaw

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HAYDEN SHAW is one of New

Zealand’s last great examples

of excelling in two different

professional sports at the same

time.

He’s now deputy principal

at Pleasant Point Primary

School, but not so long ago,

he was known as the world’s

best exponent of the drag flick

while playing for the Black

Sticks in winter, and charging

in as a medium-fast bowler for

Canterbury in the summer.

One of Shaw’s greatest

memories even incorporated

both sports. During a 50-over

match in Timaru, he hit a fitting

game-winning six over point off

the bowling of Darryl Tuffey.

“It was so big it actually went

onto the hockey turf, which was

quite relevant,” he said.

Shaw, 38, scored 130 goals

in 177 tests for the Black Sticks

between 2002 and 2011. All but

one of his international goals

came with his trademark drag

flick. Between 1999 and 2005,

he played 15 first-class cricket

matches for Canterbury, taking

36 wickets at an average of 37.13.

He also played 15 short format

matches in which he took 23

wickets at an average of 20.39.

Shaw began playing both

cricket and hockey at a young

age with Selwyn – now known

as Southern United – and cricket

for New Brighton. He played

representative cricket and hockey

through the age groups and at

Shirley Boys’ High School.

Following secondary school,

Shaw was picked up by both

the national cricket and hockey

academies.

He played cricket

internationally for New Zealand

VERSATILE: Hayden Shaw about to let rip during the 2005 North v South State Of Origin

cricket match in New Plymouth, and celebrating after he scored New Zealand’s first goal

against Australia in the first of a three-test series at the 2003 Oceania Cup in Christchurch.

at under-19 level. However, he

was denied a spot in the squad

for the 2000 under-19 World Cup

due to being just a day too old to

compete.

“I like to say I missed out

on the World Cup by a couple

of hours. My birthday is

August 31 and the cut-off date

was September 1. I have a bit

of a laugh because Nathan

McCullum’s birthday is

September 1. He’s a day younger

than me, so he was able to play

but I wasn’t,” said Shaw.

In 2002, Shaw burst onto the

international hockey scene. At

the Manchester Commonwealth

Games he helped an unfancied

Black Sticks side – which began

the year ranked well outside the

world’s top 10 – to a silver medal

with 13 goals to finish as the

tournament’s top scorer.

With the international hockey

season stretching outside the

traditional New Zealand winter,

opportunities in cricket became

limited.

One summer, Shaw remembers

returning to Christchurch after

playing hockey overseas. It was

just before Christmas and he had

hardly played any cricket. He

went along to Canterbury cricket

training to be a net bowler.

However, pace bowler Warren

Wisneski injured himself at the

training and Shaw was asked to

play a four-day game.

“I said, ‘well, I’m going away in

a couple of weeks with the Black

Sticks again so I can play, but I’m

not going to be around for long’.

I think I went out and got four

wickets in both innings, and that

was the only game I played for

Canterbury that season,” said

Shaw.

While with the Canterbury

Cricket set up, he was part of a

team which included the likes of

Nathan Astle, Craig McMillan,

Chris Cairns, Chris Harris,

Shane Bond and Chris Martin.

“One year I couldn’t make the

team for a semi-final, but was

named in the South Island team

a week later, so we were really

stacked,” he said.

In 2004, Shaw produced one of

his best remembered goals at the

Athens Olympics.

In a group match against

India, which was televised live on

at 7.30pm on Saturday evening

in New Zealand, Shaw scored a

match-winning drag flick from

a penalty corner after time had

expired.

“Knowing that all the family

and friends were watching it at

home in prime time, that was

pretty special,” he said.

After studying to be a teacher,

Shaw worked as a relief teacher

during the latter part of his

hockey career. He then took up

a role at St Andrew’s College

before making the move to

Temuka with his family.

Shaw is still actively involved

in sport. He is a player/coach

with the Temuka Hockey Club,

but due to the cartilage in his

knee being all but worn away,

he is doing more coaching than

playing at the moment. He also

coaches his children’s teams and

usually plays Twenty20 cricket

for Temuka over the summer.

The side have won back-to-back

T20 South Canterbury premier

club titles.

Weekend match-ups

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Christchurch BHS v Rangiora

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St Andrew’s College v Christ’s

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•Premier hockey men

(Saturday) Harewood

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University v Avon noon, Nga

Puna Wai; Hornby Vipers v

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Puna Wai; Marist v Carlton

Redcliffs 3pm.

•Premier hockey women

(Saturday) HSOB/Burnside v

Hornby Tigers 1.15pm, Nga Puna

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Turf; Carlton Redcliffs v Marist

4.30pm.

Top of the tables

League premiership

P W L D PD Pts

Linwood Keas 14 13 1 0 308 26

Hornby Panthers 14 12 2 0 420 24

Northern Bulldogs 14 9 5 0 182 18

Eastern Eagles 14 7 7 0 -1 14

Riccarton Knights 14 6 8 0 7 12

Halswell Hornets 14 4 10 0 -330 8

Celebration Lions 14 3 11 0 -141 6

Papanui Tigers 14 2 12 0 -445 4

UC Championship

P W L D BP Pts

Nelson College 11 10 1 0 10 50

St Andrew’s College 11 10 1 0 8 48

St Bede’s College 11 9 2 0 6 42

Christchurch BHS 11 8 3 0 8 40

Christ’s College 11 7 3 1 8 38

Rangiora HS 11 6 5 0 10 34

St Thomas’ 11 5 5 0 6 30

Lincoln Combined 11 5 5 1 7 29

Marlborough BC 11 4 7 0 7 23

Shirley BHS 11 4 7 0 5 21

Timaru BHS 11 3 8 0 7 19

Waimea Combined 11 2 9 0 1 9

Aoraki Combined 11 2 9 0 0 8

Mid-Canterbury 11 0 11 0 2 2

Southern Football League

P W D L GD Pts

Nelson Suburbs 4 4 0 0 8 12

Cashmere Tech 4 3 0 1 10 9

Coastal Spirit 4 3 0 1 3 9

Caversham 4 2 0 2 3 6

Western AFC 4 2 0 2 -3 6

Mosgiel AFC 4 1 0 3 -3 3

Nomads United 4 1 0 3 -8 3

Otago University 4 0 0 4 -10 0

Premier hockey men

P W L D GD Pts

Southern United 12 9 1 2 9 29

Marist 12 7 3 2 23 23

Harewood 12 6 4 2 8 20

HSOB/Burnside 12 5 4 3 8 18

Avon 12 4 4 4 -3 16

Carlton Redcliffs 12 3 6 3 -4 12

University 12 3 7 2 -23 11

Hornby Vipers 12 1 9 2 -18 5

Premier hockey women

P W L D GD Pts

Carlton Redcliffs 10 10 0 0 32 30

Marist 10 6 3 1 8 19

Avon Eels 11 5 5 1 -7 16

Harewood 10 4 4 2 9 14

HSOB/Burnside 10 4 5 1 -2 13

Hornby Tigers 10 3 4 3 -2 12

Southern United 11 0 11 0 -38 0


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Boating Accessories

& Equipment

WINDSCREENS

Perspex cut to size and

shape, Fab Plastics ph

366 3634

Building Supplies

SHOWER/BATH Liner,

custom made to suit, Fab

Plastics ph 366-3634

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

Car Parts

Hi LIFT JACK

BASE.$35 Ph 0275490048

or 021 363666

LANDROVER

DISCOVERY POWER

STEERING box $250

Ph 0275490048 or 021

363666

LANDROVER

DISCOOVERY REAR

STEP. $45 Ph 0275

490048 or 021 3363 666

Cars

$1,501 - $4,000

MITSUBISHI 380 SX,

2007. Sparkling Red, 3.8

V6, 40mpg, spoiler, 17”

alloys., to see is to buy

$3500, ph 352 5963

Car Parts

The Automotive Lamp

Specialists

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

All Welcome

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Sydenham Community

Centre

23/25 Hutcheson St

Address

Debbie

Clairvoyance

Debbie

Sunday 7pm

All Welcome

Phone 349-9749

Church Notices

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm

Address:

Tania

Clairvoyance:

Tania

Tuesday 1pm-3pm

Healing &

Clairvoyance

All Welcome

Church Notices

Christian

Science Church

Sunday Service

10am – 11am

Sunday School

10am – 11am

Testimony Meeting

Wednesday 7:30pm

Reading Room

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Wednesday 5pm – 7:30pm

Friday 12pm – 3pm

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Tel. 03 366 2544

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PH 0800 225 483

325 Brougham Street

CHRISTCHURCH

Classic Cars &

Motorcycles

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

Firewood

FIREWOOD.

8x4 caged trailer

load,approx 2-3 cord.

Good burnign wood,ideal

for starter wood. Free

delivery. $160. Ph

0275072224

For Sale

BRASS Plumbing

fittings, assorted fittings,

1/2 inch + 1 Inch,

crox, starkie and other

assorted fittings, $225

great buying , Ph 027 549

0048 & 021 363 666

DOUBLE BED as new, 3

drawers in base. $500.

Ph 399 90722

For Sale

ELECTRIC Cable, 35

m, 2.5 mm 2 core neutral

screen cable $60, and

Electric Cable 17.5 mtr ,

25mm 4 core $40, ph 027

549 0048 or 021 363 666

EXTENSION Cord extra

heavy duty 35 metres

$35, oh 027 549 0048 &

021 363 666

GOLF CLUBS X 10. 8

irons & 2 woods. $200

ono. Ph 343-6486.

HAIER FRIDGE

FREEZER.

H, 1M 440mm, L 1M

420mm, W 440mm. Five

months old, only used for

two. $370. Ph 349 9542

JERRYCANS x2 20 ltre,

ex army well made & in

good cond, $50 ea, ph 027

549 0048 or 021 363 666

NEFA Preasure

Reducing Valve, new in

box $90, , Ph 027 549

0048 & 021 363 666

Funeral Directors

Direct

Cremation

No frills, No Service,

No fuss, simply

straight to the crem.

Other options

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for our brochure

or email

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

Garage Sales

MARSHLAND 754

Hawkins Rd, Sat & Sun 9 -

4.30. Monster garage sale,

new stock coming every

week. Fishing rods (new

& used), h/hold goods,

tools. Startign a car fair in

2 weeks time on Sundays.

RICCARTON Unit 1 - 25

Lyndon St, Sat 9am. H/

hold clearance. Furniture,

appliances, homewares,

jewellery etc. All must go.

Gardening

& Supplies

Save your

watering

by using

Magic Mulch

“This Product Sucks”

at all leading

garden centres

Instructions at

www.magicmoss.co.nz

Gardening

& Supplies

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

FLOWER STANDS

holds 12 pots (new) $75

each. Ph 027 223 0948

FLOWER STANDS

holds 12 pots (new) $75

each. Ph 027 223 0948

Gardening

& Supplies

PETE’S GARDENING

SERVICE Gardening,

rubbish removal, cleanups,

expert pruning, hedge

trimming, tree cutting,

good rates, no job too

big or too small, half the

price of a franchise. WINZ

Quotes. Ph 027 551 4118

Handy Person

Services

Tired of that dripping

tap?Brassed off with

those sticking doors and

windows?Sick of looking

at that broken gate &

fence?Help is at hand!Ph

John on 021 149 0986 for

an obligation free quote to

ease your mind.

Health & Beauty

Naturally protecting family

health for generations

Independent Rawleighs Distributor

Fiona Head, 283 Woolridge Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051

Ph: 03 550 1544 Mob: 022 086 7300 E: bandovar@orcon.net.nz

Massage

MALE Masseur, relax

massage, waxing for men,

8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756

Personals

MATURE N/S Single

Man. In NW of city seeks

a happy slim & perky

older lady for company &

to spoil Ph 0276594425

Pets & Supplies

CATS UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

Ph 3555-022 or email

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

DOG Small wanted to buy

for a good home, ph 03

382 2278

Trades & Services

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree and hedge

trimming

Tree removal

Gardening

Landscaping

CALL us 021 405 277

WINTER GARDEN

CLEANUP

FREE QUOTE

20% DISCOUNT

FOR LImITED TImE

Topcutz Garden Services

Contact Patrick

021 084 52952

PAINTING

• New Homes

• Plastering

• Wallpapering

• Int/Ext

• All aspects of decoration

Small, friendly, local

painting team

Ph: Inline Painting Ltd

Paul 027 254 2499

Trades & Services

rooF

painting

Book now for Summer

and receive 20%

discount.

Rope and harness a speciality.

No scaffolding required.

30 years experience.

Also waterblasting paths,

driveways and moss removal.

Free quotes, call

Craig 021 060 2392

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.

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

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

Trades & Services

RUbbiSH

REMoVAL

Get a Bin Co trailer

skip bin for your

green/garden waste

and general rubbish.

We load your

rubbish, we do

the work for you

EASY!

or you load it,

we dump it.

Give us a try

bin co

Ph: 383-0646

027 2131 733

Trades & Services

BUILDER - LBP

Very experienced and

reliable. For all your

building requirements.

Call Russell 027 439 2781

or 323 5452

CARPET & VInyL

LAyIng

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Email jflattery@xtra.co.nz

ph John on 0800 003 181

or 027 2407416

CARPEnTER

BUILDER

All carpentry & building

replaced. Specialising in

replacement of all rotten

4616, mob 027 5189 598

35yrs experience. Special

rates for seniors. Prompt

Cutting with Quality, and

housing and switch board

undertaken, new housing,

Licensed Building

Practitioner no. 100981.

repairs & maintenance.

Alterations & property

upgrades.Laundries /

bathroom / kitchens

timber, fascia boards,

window, windowsills etc.

John Sandford, ph 329

johnsandford2@gmail.

com

CARPETLAyER

service. Ph 021 046 0231

CHIMnEy SWEEP

*Rotary

brush

technology*. From $80

single story. 0800 SWEEP

ME or 021 0277 1927

COnCRETE CUTTIng

Affordable Concrete

Trades & Services

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

PAINTING

ELECTRICIAn

OLDER PAINTER

FOR OLDER HOUSES

Prompt

registered

& reliable

electrician

50 YEARS IN TRADE

“All the skills”

with 24 years experience

for all residential and

commercial work, new

replacements. Phone Chris

027 516 0669

ELECTRICIAn

All types of domestic

& commercial work

GST FREE alterations, extensions,

Contact Jimmy Bell ranges, security lights,

3384432 or 0211221487 quick response, efficient

Trades & Services

service, free quotes,

city -wide. No call out

AAA HAnDyMAn fee. M/S, 8-5. Call Pat

licensed carpenter Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

LBP, all property and 7331384.

building maintenance, FEnCIng

repairs, bathroom/shower 25 yrs exp. Fencing, all

installations, with free styles & gates. Ph Mark

quotes 03 383 1927 or 027 0273 313 223

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz FEnCIng , DECKS &

BRICK & BLOCK HOME REnO’S

LAyIng

All types of fencing.

all restoration work decking & reno’s. Free

and new work plus quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

foundations, ph 342 9340 1920

or 021 853 033

FEnCIng

BUILDER QUALIFIED Quality timber fencing -

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms, gates & repairs, ph Ryan

Kitchens, Renovations, 027 951 8892

Repairs & Extensions FEnCIng

Free quotes. Discount for Quality timber fencing -

pensioners. Ph Mike 03 gates & repairs, ph Ryan

980 9771 or 027 2266 930 027 951 8892

BUILDER QUALIFIED FEnCIng & DECKS

Decks, T & G Flooring, Highly exp, quality

Villa Restoring, New assured. All jobs

Homes, Weatherboards. considered. Ph Aaron 022

Free Quotes. Bennet & 037 1703

Sons Ltd Sam 027 496- gLAZIER

9362 or Tony 027 224- Glass repairs - pet doors

0374

- conservatory roofs. Exp

BUILDER LBP & Tradesman. Call Bill on

DEVELOPER

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

35 yrs exp. 3 x Council HAnDyMAn

approved jobs. Specialist All handyman services eg:

in small jobs. See Cole drippy taps, sticky doors,

Property Development on locks, moss spraying etc.

Facebook. Call 0204 173 Discount for pensioners.

6433 colepdltd@gmail. Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

com

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34 The Star Thursday August 1 2019

Trades & Services

•Re Roofing

•Roof Repairs

•Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 349 9778 or 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

Contact John 027 320-2120

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Trades & Services

HANDY - DAN

General Handyman for

all your maintenance

requirements. I specialise

in fences and decking, also

do spouting cleans and

repairs and everyday home

maintenance. NO JOB TO

BIG OR SMALL I can do

it all, please don’t hesitate

to call me on 022 600 7738

for a no obligation free

quote.

HANDYMAN

BUILDER

All repairs & maintenance.

Bathroom renovations,

windows, doors, tiles,

spouting, roofing,

painting. Free quotes. Ph

Ian 021 684-885

HANDYMAN

REPAIRMAN

20 yrs exp. No job too

small. Prompt service. On

site engineering & welding

a speciality. Reasonable

rates.Free quotes.

Ph Wayne 9813873

/0272853083

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

OVEN CLEANING

Professional cleans

$50.00. Gift Vouchers

avail. Phone 0800 683-

6253 or 027 228-0025

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

ROSE

All jobs, none too small.

Free quotes Affordable

rates. Seniors discounts.

James 0220 652 637

PAINTING

30 years experience,

workmanship

guaranteed, pensioners

discounts, free quotes, ph

Robert 021 026-30757

Trades & Services

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTER

Qualified Tradesman. Free

quotes. Inside / Outside.

Kieran 0212 175 488

PLASTER MASONRY

PAINTING

WALLPAPERING

Roofing & Brick

Repairs, Stucco, Fixing,

Stopping, Cracks &

Holes. Small jobs ok.

30 yrs exp . Free quotes.

Gary 3428950 / 021 529

022

PLASTERER

Phone Finn the interior

plasterer small job

specialist, holes, cracks,

renovatons, alterations.

Canty born. Ph 022

0874351

PLASTERING

INTERIOR

no job too big or too

small, specialise in repair

work & new houses, free

quotes given, over 20 yrs

plastering experience, ph

Peter 027 221-4066 or

384-2574

PLASTERING (INT)

Experience and

Excellence. Small to

Medium job specialists

in all aspects of Interior

Plastering. Please call Tim

020 4183 8909

PLUMBER

A Top Plumbing job

completed at a fair price,

prompt service, all work

guaranteed, ph Brian 960-

7673 or 021 112-3492

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

PRUNING

Sorting climbers, vines,

lemons & fruit trees. Ph

Graeme 027 341 8596,

342-5151

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Van & Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

022

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

Builder

Building & roofing

log fire inSTAllATionS

• Bricklaying & Blocklaying

(30 yrs experience)

logfires

• log fire installation & maintenance

• chimney cleaning

• standard logfire installations $600 + gsT +

permit + parts if applicable

• My scaffolding no charge

fencing

• Brick, block, timber or any combination

roofing repairs

• concrete tile, metal chip tile, corrugated iron

landscape Builds

• retaining walls, decks, BBQs, planter boxes

Jim gardner Trade services

Member NZ Home Heating Association

ph 03 343 4044 or 0274 375 619

email teamgardner@xtra.co.nz

concrete & paving

• Driveways

• Earthquake repairs

• New Home Specialists

• Patios & Paths

tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

www.affordableconcrete.co.nz

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

plumber

Free

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Whether you’re

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maintenance,

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• New homes

• Extensions

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Builder

• Light Commercial

• Repairs and

Maintenance

Brandon Taw

Phone 027 370 2572

enquiries@tawbuilders.co.nz

www.tawbuilders.co.nz

DRIVEWAYS

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Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

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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

PLUMBING &

DRAINAGE

SERVING

CHRISTCHURCH

AND WIDER

CANTERBURY REGION

WITH QUALITY

WORKMANSHIP

AND SERVICE.

PHONE HAMISH BALDWIN

027 636 3499

MECHANIC

Experienced

Mechanic Wanted

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Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

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Addington

P: 338 8884

Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380


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Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

PLUMBER

PLUMBING LTD

• Hot water cylinder repair/replacement

• Leaky taps, blocked toilets

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• All plumbing alterations

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“I will turn up when I say I will”

Call/Text 027 245 5100

Freephone: 0508 426 269

PLUMBER

New housing

Renovations

General maintenance

Hot water cylinders

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Competitive rates

Free quotes

Phone: 021 403 470

Email: scott@scottsplumbing.nz

ROOF REPAIRS

Locally owned & operated with

over 30 years experience.

• Extensions & repair • Roof coating

• Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol

• Malthoid • Asbestos Certified

• Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278

or 021 223 4200

E: dave@beaumontroofing.co.nz

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD

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0800 766 626

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• Gas fitting – servicing, new, renovations

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Email: james@plumbingandgashq.co.nz

Text: 021 174 9265

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call Ashley’s Tow Taxi

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ASHLEY’S TOW TAXI

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03 365 3653 0800 368 468

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SPOUTING

CLEANING

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Out. Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

SPOUTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

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TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

TREE TRIMMING

AND REMOVAL

Hedges cut, pruning. 20

yrs exp. Ph Alister 359

3090 ABT Tree Services

WINDOW CLEANING

Average 3 brm house

inside or out from $40.

Both from $70 Phone

Trevor 344-2170

WINDOW CLEANING

Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

Wanted To Buy

WANTED

SLEEP

OUTS

ANYTHING

CONSIDERED

Building Removals

349 9633

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

A+ About to move? Books,

china, coins, medals,

furniture, furs, jewellery,

tools, old photos, estate.

Ph 385-5117

ALL whiteware wanted.

Same day service, cash

paid for freezes, fridges,

washing machines, ovens.

Also buying furniture &

h/hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

A RECORDS Wanted

top cash prices paid for

good records. No easy

listening. Please ph 027

624 1138

BUYING Now, Royal

Albert, Royal Doulton, all

old china, crystal, antiques,

estate lots. For best prices

and free inspection call

Academy Antiques. Phone

349-4229

Wanted To Buy

CASH FOR ESTATE

CHINA

Downsizing, Garage Sale.

Cash for estate china.

Phone 313 1878 or 027

350 3963

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

NEWSPAPER wanted.

Ph 021 1215095

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Public Notices

STAMP AND

POSTCARD FAIR

The Philatelic Centre

67 Mandeville Street,

Riccarton

Saturday 3rd August

9am-12pm

Sellers tables available

Phone 027 6354 957

Public Notices

HOUSE & GARAGE

Cleanout. I’ll pick up for

free. Ph 022 510 5420.

Recycling Man. Charity

for Chch.

NOTICES

advertising

Sports, Clubs,

Schools,

Organisations, AGMs,

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Deaths, Memoriams,

Birthdays, Weddings,

Anniversaries,

Engagements...

For all your

important notices,

advertise in The

Star, where it will

be seen by 179,000

people every

Thursday.

For professional,

helpful service,

Phone 379-7100

Vehicles Wanted

Situations Vacant

BRANCH MANAGER

REQUIRED

FOR AUCKLAND

REINFORCING SERVICES LTD

FULL TIME JOB IN

CHRISTCHURCH

Past Proven Experience in Management.

Experience in the Construction Industry a plus.

Email CV to Anup Walia at

anup@aucklandreinforcing.co.nz

Public Notices

CANTERBURY REGIONAL

LANDFILL JOINT COMMITTEE

AND CANTERBURY WASTE

JOINT COMMITTEE

POSTPONEMENTS

The Canterbury Regional Landfill Joint Committee

meeting previously advertised for Friday 2 August

2019 at 10am, has been postponed and will now be

held on Monday 2 September 2019 at 10am.

The Canterbury Waste Joint Committee previously

advertised for Friday 2 August 2019 at 11.15am, has

been postponed and will now be held on Monday

2 September 2019 at 11.15am.

www.ccc.govt.nz

Public Notices

Papanui Returned And

Services Association

55 Bellvue Avenue, Christchurch

PAPANUI RETURNED AND

SERVICES ASSOCIATION (INC)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

THAT THE TWENTY SIxTH

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

of the above association will be

held in the RSA Club

55 Bellvue Avenue on Saturday 28th

September 2019 at 9.30am

Nominations for the office of President,

Vice President, Hon Treasurer and Executive

Committee will be received at the Associations

office up to 5pm Friday 30th August 2019

Notices of Motion will be received at the

Associations office up to 5pm Friday 30th

August 2019

WJ Clark

General Manager

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle depollution systems

0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz


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The Star Classifieds

Public Notices

Crossword Solutions

Inter-church Trade & Industry

Mission (ITIM) trading as Workplace

Support is celebrating its 50th

Anniversary next year! We would like

to invite former staff, board-members

and other interested parties to join us

for a celebration service and afternoon

tea in Christchurch on Saturday 14th

March 2020.

Have you been involved in our mission

over the years? We’d love to have

you join us as we pause in grateful

recognition. There will be opportunity

to reconnect with colleagues, share

stories and worship God together.

Please register your interest as soon

as possible, and we can provide you

with more details.

Phone 0800 443 445 or

Email admin@workplacesupport.co.nz

SCHOOLS. SPORTS CLUBS OR CULTURAL EVENTS

OUTSTANDING

Fundraising opportunity

Entertainment

Advertising

Clubs, Pubs, Restaurants, Shows, Movies, Family

Attractions, Holiday Activities, Housie, Musicals,

Concerts and a whole lot more, every Thursday in

The Star.

For all your important notices, advertise in

The Star, where it will be seen by 179,000

people every Thursday.

For professional, helpful service,

Phone 379-7100

Unbeatable selection

You’ll be spoiled for choice!

Lunch & Dinner

All you can eat, 7 days

Senior’s

Lunch Special

$23 50 ALL YOU CAN EAT

Monday to Friday

Conditions apply

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088

fb.com/GardenHotelRestaurant www.gardenhotel.co.nz

The Star has a fantastic opportunity that is an ideal way

to fundraise while at the same time helps to profile and

promote your team and their goals and ambitions.

Call now to find out more about how you can fundraise

those hard to get dollars, while at the same time

promoting some of the great positive work being done

in the community. It also offers exceptional value for

your supporters and sponsors.

Contact:

Mike Fulham

379 7100

mike@starmedia.kiwi

CANTERBURY

READERSHIP UP

Reach 164,000* readers

with just one ad.

*Source: Nielsen CMI Q2 18 – Q1 19.

For further details and to

advertise, contact:

Shane Victor

shane@starmedia.kiwi

021 318 765

IN THE BAR

HAPPY HOUR 5PM - 7PM DAILY

LIVE MUSIC

THIS SATURDAY

5.30-7.30PM

Vintage Blue

LIVE SKY SPORT ON THE GBC BIG SCREEN

IN THE CAFE

OUR CABINET ITEMS ARE HOMEMADE

CREATED FRESH ON SITE DAILY

Breakfast

AVAILABLE

FROM

9AM

DAILY

COFFEE

HAPPY

H O U R

2PM-4PM

DAILY $3.50

Offer available for a

limited time and includes

tea, hot chocolate

Lunch $12 Specials

MON: ROAST MEAL

TUE: FISH & CHIPS

WED: FISH BURGER

THU: ROAST MEAL

SAT: FISH & CHIPS

AVAILABLE FROM

11.30AM-2PM

FOR A LIMITED TIME

PHONE 385 8880 FIND US ON FACEBOOK fb.com/GBCCHCH

THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX

110 MARSHLAND RD

www.gardenhotel.co.nz | phone 385 3132


Thursday August 1 2019 The Star 37

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 1 - Wednesday 7 August 2019

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

ARMADILLOS BECKENHAM,

155 Colombo St: Saturday 9pm -

INCOGNITO rock band.

A ROLLING STONE, 579

Colombo St: Thursday 7.30pm -

Open Mic. Friday 5pm - Roda De

Choro #5. Monday 7pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Traditional Irish

Music Session.

BLUE SMOKE, 3 Gardlands

Rd: Saturday 8pm - Mild Orange ‘A

First Taste Tour’, ticketed.

CASHMERE CLUB, 50

Colombo St: Thursday 7pm -

Cashmere Ukulele Group. Saturday

7.30pm - Mainland Big Band, $10

entry.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO,

Victoria St: Thursday 6pm - Eddie

Simon. Friday 6pm - Smooth Talk;

9.15pm - Marcel. Saturday 7pm -

Stevie D; 10.15pm - Stephen James.

Sunday 5.30pm - Rusila.

CHRISTCHURCH TOWN

HALL, 86 Kilmore St: Thursday,

Friday, Saturday - Christchurch Arts

Festival. Friday 8pm - Drax Project.

Saturday 9pm - Altmusic Betty Apple.

Tickets at Ticketek.

GBC, Garden Buffet Cafe, 110

Marshland Rd: Saturday 5.30pm -

Vintage Blue.

HORNBY WMC, 17 Carmen

Rd, Hornby: Friday 7pm - Jo’s

Karaoke. Saturday 4.30pm - Barb

from Barross; 7.30pm - Ian Mac.

HORNCASTLE ARENA, Jack

Hinton Drive: Tickets at Ticketek.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, 145

Gloucester St: Thursday to

Wednesday - The Barber of Seville.

Tickets at Ticketek.

MORNING MELODIES,

Papanui RSA, 55 Belvue Ave:

Wednesday 10.30am - Morning

Melodies with Smokey & Lorraine &

the ‘Golden Oldies Country Music

Group’. $2 at door includes a ‘cuppa &

biscuits’.

NEW BRIGHTON CLUB, 202

Marine Pde: Sunday 3pm - The

Atarmies.

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118

Racecourse Rd, Sockburn:

Saturday 7pm - Code Red. Sunday

6pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

Wednesday 7pm - DnD Duo (Jojo &

Mark).

RICHMOND WMC, 75 London

St, Richmond: Friday 7pm -

Rockabella. Saturday 7pm - Unhinged.

Sunday 3pm - Robbie Drew.

STOCKXCHANGE, 110

Marshland Rd: Friday 7pm -

Elevators. Saturday 7pm - Atarmies.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St,

Hornby: Friday 8.30pm - Misfitz.

Saturday 8.30pm - Misftiz. Wednesday

- Mickey Rat Karaoke.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84

Riccarton Rd: Thursday 9.30pm -

Karaoke. Friday - No Secrets.

The Craic irish Bar cont...

Saturday - Jess & Alex Duo.

Wednesday 9pm- Karaoke.

THE ELMWOOD TRADING

CO, 1 Normans Rd: Wednesday

7pm - Literacy Christchurch Quiz

Night Fundraiser ($15 per person, six

per team).

THE EMBANKMENT, 181

Ferry Rd: Thursday 8pm - Titanic

(Kevin Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and

Peter K Malthus). Friday 8.30pm -

Open Mic. Tuesday 8pm - Karaoke.

THE MILLER BAR, 308

Lincoln Rd, Addington:

Thursday 7pm - Learn to Rock n Roll.

Friday 9.30pm - Sign of the Firebird.

Saturday 9.30pm - Don’t Tell Mama.

Tuesday 7.30pm - Quiz with Chris.

Wednesday 8pm - Karaoke with

Lance Kiwi.

THE PAPANUI CLUB, 310

Sawyers Arms Rd: Friday

7.30pm - Julius Geezer. Friday 9

August - Acoustic Solution. Friday 16

August - Kayla G. Friday 23 August -

Lindon Puffin. Friday 30 August -

Alan Fairbrother.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 43

Hargood St: Saturday 7.30pm -

The Muncheez.

WUNDERBAR, Lyttelton:

Tuesday 7pm - Open Mic.

GRAND NATIONAL

RACING

CARNIVAL

3, 7, 10 August

Riccarton Park Racecourse

We are proud to sponsor

Saturday 10th August 145th

NZ Grand National Steeplechase

Start your day

with us

Race Day

Breakfasts

COOKED

BREAKFASTS

$19

HOOFBEATS is

open from 6.30am

BREAKFAST - LUNCH - DINNER

Party on

with us

LIVE MUSIC |SPORTS BAR

This Saturday

CODE RED

Wednesday

DnD DUO (Jojo & Mark)

Saturday 10th August:

Medium Rare

‘Famous for their roasts!’

SENIORS SPECIAL

Two courses:

Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

Conditions apply

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Kid’s Special

Two courses

Great Kids menu plus

designated play area.

$

22

$

13

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

118 Racecourse Rd, Ph 03 342 7150 www.racecoursehotel.co.nz


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H

ORNBY

WORKINGMEN’S

CLUB

THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB

CLUB CAFÉ

MID WEEK

LUNCH DEALS

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

MIDDAY TO 2PM

ONLY

$12

Entertainment News & Advertising

Jo Fuller

Phone 03 364 7425 or 027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

THIS FRIDAY 7PM

JO’S KARAOKE

THIS SATURDAY 4.30PM

BARB from Barross

THIS SATURDAY 7.30PM

IAN MAC

Sunday 4 Aug

SAT 3 AUGUST

7.30PM IAN MAC

COMING UP

SATURDAY 10 AUGUST

BRENDAN DUGAN & FRIENDS

SUNDAY 11 AUGUST

ADULTS $27. KIDS AGES 5-12 $1 PER YEAR OF AGE.

AVAILABLE 5-8PM 11 AUG; 1 SEP; 6 OCT; 3 NOV

SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER, 2PM

EDDIE LOW & FRIENDS

‘A SONG FOR BUNNY’ FEATURING. EDDIE LOW MNZM,

KEVIN GREAVES, PAUL COSTA, ALLAN BARRON. REMEDY,

TREVOR DAWE, VICKY GALLOWAY, TRACEY GARDINE.

TICKETS $25 ON SALE FROM 10AM 15 AUGUST.

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

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

What’s On @ Woolston

THIS SATURDAY 7.30PM

NEXT SATURDAY 7.30PM

UPCOMING EVENTS

LIVE MUSIC

The

Muncheez

LIVE MUSIC

Funky Hot

Mamas

43 Hargood St, Woolston. Ph 03 389 7039

www.woolstonclub.co.nz

Follow us on Facebook

www.facebook.com/WoostonclubInc

RESTAURANT OPEN

Wednesday - Sunday from 5pm

Sunday Roast

BUFFET

INCLUDES A

ROAST & DESSERT

5PM - 7.30PM

$10 Lunch Menu

TUES 11AM - 8PM

WED - FRI 11AM - 3PM

HOU S I E

TUESDAY 12.45PM

THURSDAY 7.30PM

FRIDAY 7.30PM

SATURDAY 12.30PM


Thursday August 1 2019 The Star 39

What s On

AT THE

Christchurch’s only beachfront club

BUSINESS AS USUAL

DURING REPAIRS

WHAT’S ON

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

MEMBERS LUCKY CARD DRAW

LIVE MUSIC COMING UP

THIS SUNDAY, 3PM

The

Atarmies

SHUTTLE

OPERATING

CLUBBISTRO

IN THE DOWNSTAIRS TRAMSHED BAR

Open Tuesday to Saturday

12pm - 2pm & from 5pm

BISTRO ROAST

SPECIAL $13 Tues,

Weds & Thurs

Dine in only

SORRY, THE UPSTAIRS PIERVIEW RESTAURANT

IS NOW PERMANENTLY CLOSED

GAMING ROOM - TAB POD

SHUTTLE SERVICE Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat.

Cashmere Club

50 Colombo Street

THURSDAY

& FRIDAY

MEAT RAFFLES from 4pm

HAPPY HOUR 5pm-6pm

WHAT’S ON

AT THE

RICHMOND

CLUB

MEMBERS’

CASH

DRAW

$600

6.15pm THURSDAY

REDRAW 6.15PM FRIDAY

IF NOT WON.

THURSDAY from 7pm

CASHMERE LOUNGE

CASHMERE

UKULELE GROUP

NEW PLAYERS & SINGERS WELCOME

FRIDAY from 7pm

HEATHCOTE ROOM

HOUSIE

$4 PER CARD FOR 35 GAMES

RAFFLES & GREAT FUN FOR ALL!

FRIDAY 8PM NRL RUGBY

LIVE ON SPORTS BAR TVs

WARRIORS v RAIDERS

SATURDAY 7.30PM

MAINLAND

BIG BAND

FREE ENTRY for CC Members

$10pp for non-members

www.cashmereclub.co.nz

FRIDAY

7PM

SATURDAY

7PM

SUNDAY

3PM

Ph 03 332 0092

Fax 03 337 3772

SUNDAY

RIVERVIEW

RESTAURANT

NOW OPEN

TUESDAY TO SUNDAY

Lunch: 1.30am - 3pm

Dinner: 5.30pm -9.30pm

NEW

A LA CARTE

MENU

SUMPTUOUS NEW

SELECTION

INCLUDING NEW

LIGHT MEALS

AND BAR SNACKS

SUNDAY

KIDSEAT

*FREE

*under 12 when accompanied

by an adult dining

BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED

THIS WEEKEND

rockabella

UNHINGED

Robbie Drew

202 Marine Pde Ph 388-9416

www.newbrightonclub.co.nz

Members, guests & affiliates welcome

richmond

club

www.rwmc.co.nz

pride of the east

since 1888

• Open daily from 11am

• BISTRO Lunch/Dinner

• Courtesy Van

• TAB & Gaming

75 London St

Ph 03 389 5778

www.rwmc.co.nz


40 The Star Thursday August 1 2019

METRO BLACK BEDROOM

3 Drawer Bedside NOW ONLY $ 229

Queen/King Headboard NOW ONLY $ 349

ALL BEDROOM ON SALE

Phoebe Optisoft

Recliner

NOW ONLY $599

Jersey

Dining Chair

NOW ONLY

$70

ALL LOUNGE ON SALE

ALL DINING ON SALE

Woodwall

Ballet Desk

NOW ONLY $199

ALL OFFICE ON SALE

STOREWIDE SALE ON NOW.

Exclusions apply. Sale ends 19.08.19.

Shop

Online

Nationwide

Delivery

Finance

Options

targetfurniture.co.nz

Cnr Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch

Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

Offers and product prices advertised here expire 19/08/19.

Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories.


Thursday August 1 2019 The Star 41

You’re invited to the party

Renovation celebrations are kicking off at

Westfield Riccarton Food Court


42 The Star Thursday August 1 2019

Let’s celebrate

Come on down for face painting, balloon twisting,

musical entertainment and more.

1-2 AUGUST

8-9 AUGUST

| 5PM-8PM

| 5PM-8PM

See you in the Food Court


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