Nor'West News: August 20, 2019

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Proposed Merivale Mall

expansion meets opposition

• By Claire Booker

RUSHED AND not needed.

Those are the key messages

coming out of a decision to grant

resource consent which will see a

huge expansion of Merivale Mall.

Mall owner TEL Property

Nominees plans to turn the current

6308 sq m mall into an

11,833 sq m mall, with a threelevel

car park and 24 two-storey

homes included in the project.

But residents are not happy.

Says

Merivale Precinct

Society

president Chris

Aynsley: “I

think the decision

has been

rushed.

“I think

Chris Aynsley

the people of

Merivale and

Christchurch

should’ve had the benefit of being

able to lend their opinion and

have some robust discussion

without this thing being rubberstamped

in a way that wasn’t very

democratic.”

Mr Aynsley disputed the view

of the city council hearings panels

which granted the resource

consent which said effects on the

community would be minor.

•Turn to page 4

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Another Elmwood Park plan opposed

• By Claire Booker

FURTHER controversy has

arisen over the future of

Elmwood Park.

The Old Boys Collegians

Cricket Club has had its lease

renewal approved, and will now

get the ball rolling on its new

$750,000 440 sq m pavilion.

Following residents recent

concerns around the Elmwood

Club’s proposed

bowling club

rebuild on the

park, the new

cricket pavilion

has sparked more

uproar in the

David

Wakefield

community.

Merivale

resident Frank

Pipe is a regular park user, and

is concerned over the future of

the park. “Elmwood Park is for

the whole community, not just

sportspeople,” he said.

Mr Pipe says the changes

to the park and the proposed

new mall will impact the whole

community.

“If they’re not careful,

Merivale will lose its whole feel.”

Mr Pipe said.

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Its current pavilion suffered

PLANS: The proposed pavilion at Elmwood Park will replace

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earthquake damage and players

have had to use temporary

building for the past seven to

eight seasons.

Club secretary David

Wakefield said it is time for the

“dilapidated” facilities to be

upgraded.

“The combined development

of these new facilities will

enhance the community use

of the park for cricket players

and all other casual users of the

park,” he said.

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But Mr Pipe disagrees, saying

the planned new pavilion will be

too large for the park.

“It’s not what the park is

designed for,” he said. “It was

there as a community park, but

now it’s dominated by sports.”

Mr Wakefield said city council

staff advised the community

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The design and city council

consultation processes have

taken about two years, and

now the lease has been

renewed and the proposed

pavilion has been approved

by the Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board.

Construction is set to start in

about six months.

The cricket club has also

proposed new training nets

at the park, which have been

quoted at about $100,000. They

will be fully enclosed to ensure

the safety of park users.

The community board has not

yet approved the installation of

the nets and has requested city

council staff arrange a meeting

with nearby residents and the

cricket club to discuss the scale

and utilisation of the practice

nets and functionality of the

pavilion.

The club hopes the pavilion

is completed before the 2020/21

season begins in October next

year.

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Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board.

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Rangi students

art to go on

public display

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

“YOUR FRIENDS are your rock.

They support, strengthen and

hold you up.”

That is the message Rangi Ruru

Girls’ School year 13 students

Rosetta Brown and Hazel White

want to get across when others

view their artwork.

Along with their schoolmate

and co-artist Georgina Jolly, they

will now spread the message of

friendship after their silhouettethemed

artwork Strength in

Sisterhood was chosen to be

reproduced at Hack Circle on the

corner of Cashel and High Sts.

The artwork won the senior

category in the SCAPE Public

Art Re:ACTIVATE Aspiring

Artists competition.

Strength in Sisterhood

was inspired by Rangi Ruru’s

school theme of the same name

last year.

The theme of the competition

was rock, which inspired the

students to create a piece of

artwork representing friendship.

The artwork is likely to be

hung from a tree and made

using either metal or perspex,

depending on what best suits the

design.

Residents likely to appeal consent

Frank Van

Schaijik

•From page 1

“If you’re going to double the

square footage of the mall, then

you’re going to double the traffic,

double the number of staff,

and that’s going to spill into the

streets,” Mr Aynsley said.

Residents are angry the city

council hearings panel which

granted the

resource

consent said

public consultation

on the

plan was not

required.

They have

major concerns

about

the impact on

traffic in the

area.

But the hearings panel said

‘no adverse effects of the activity

would be more than minor.’

Traffic engineers advised the

hearings panel the expansion

would have “negligible” impact

on Papanui Rd traffic volumes.

Mr Aynsley’s concerns are

shared by a group of residents

and business people, who plan to

appeal the city council’s consent.

Frank Van Schaijik, who

lives in Merivale and also owns

Aikmans Bar and Eatery, and

Aikmans Pizzeria and Sports

Bar, says the expansion would

•HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of the planned expansion of

Merivale Mall? Email your views to claire.booker@starmedia.kiwi

NEW: An artist’s impression of the Merivale Mall expansion.

affect the area’s community feel. in a parking building isn’t going

He has been in contact with a to enhance Merivale,” she said.

lawyer to challenge the process Gillian Archbold, who lives

which granted the resource in Fendalton, is a regular mall

consent. He wants to have the user and thinks the expansion is

consent revoked.

ridiculous.

“We have a good following “I think this is a sign of a

of locals. I don’t think we need dysfunctional council. Anyone

more hospitality or retail,” said who comes here knows this road

Mr Van Schaijik.

[Papanui Rd] is full of cars, this

Signs on residential properties, will have a terrible impact on

including Mr Van Schaijik’s, traffic. Just leave it as it is,” she

have appeared in protest against said.

the expansion.

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board chair-

Merivale resident Val Williams

also told Nor’West News she is man Sam MacDonald said he

against the expansion.

hoped the consent application

“It’s a boutique mall, and I like would have been notified, which

the village strip shopping feel. would have allowed for public

There’s already enough to build consultation.

on to make it vibrant, just have it The community board would

smaller and do better . . . shoving closely follow the proceedings of

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the mall expansion.

City council head of resource

consents John Higgins said

the hearings panel appreciated

the public concerns over the

resource consent for the mall.

But the panel was bound by

the statutory process under the

Resource Management Act.

“This process is tightly

prescribed and consultation

can only be undertaken in

limited circumstances. These

circumstances were canvassed

thoroughly in the decisions,” he

said.

A Merivale Mall spokeswoman

said the resource consent is a

model for the future, and there

is currently no plan in place. She

said the consent process is ‘just a

future-proofing model, and there

is no intention to develop.’

The hearings panel report

said there were no special circumstances

to warrant public

notification.

“We [hearings panel]

acknowledge a proposal such as

this may attract public attention

or interest, but the district

plan anticipates significant

development of the land within

the zone for a range of uses

at a substantial scale, subject

to acceptable outcomes being

achieved with regard to relevant

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Tuesday August 20 2019 5

$180,000 cash injection for organisations

GOOD NEWS came in the

form of a cash injection for

many community groups and

organisations in the north-west.

Almost $180,000 was funded

to a range of groups within the

communities from the Papanui-

Innes and Fendalton-Waimairi

Harewood community boards.

THe purpose of the

Strengthening Communities

Fund is to support communityfocused

organisations whose

projects contribute to the

strengthening of community

well-being in the area.

Successful applicants are

outlined in the board agendas

as those who can demonstrate

they are sustainable, strategic,

community-focused groups

who have a significant presence

within their community of

benefit.

Christchurch North

Community Patrol:

THe news of the community

board funding has come at

a perfect time for us, said

chairman of the organisation

Sam Hall.

THe patrol was granted $6050

by the community boards.

We rely on these grants to keep

our patrol running, but also for

the safety and well-being of our

patrollers.

Some of this money will go

towards keeping our patrol

cars in a safe condition, as

our vehicles travel more than

3500km each week.

It will mean we have the right

equipment to continue our

patrolling and reporting to the

police, and to keep our patrollers

safe, warm and visible while they

are out in the community.

We are very appreciative of

the money we received, that we

can keep our patrol running

smoothly, keep our patrollers

safe, and continue to assist the

public and the police.

Shirley Ladies Friendship Club:

THe club was granted $500 by

the Papanui-Innes Community

Board.

THis grant will be used to hire

two buses over the next three

to six months to take the ladies

on two trips out of the city, said

secretary Sandra Alexander.

THe ladies pay half the cost to

hire the bus and the grant is used

to pay the balance.

THey enjoy the day out to say

a country garden or sometimes

to a destination they have not

visited for many years.

Community Focus Trust:

THe trust was granted $1000 by

the community boards.

THis funding

will help us

provide our

community

with

activities and

programmes

Mark Hudson

that foster

connection,

while giving practical support

for those in need, said manager

Mark Hudson.

THis funding is vital for being

sustainable for the work we are

involved in, not only in our

SCORED: The

Merivale-Papanui

Cricket Club has

been successful

in securing a

grant from the

community

boards to help

with purchasing

new equipment

for its junior

section.

local community, but the wider

Christchurch area.

Sporting-Edge Merivale-

Papanui Cricket Club:

THe cricket club was granted

$4500 by the community boards.

THe Sporting Edge Merivale-

Papanui Cricket Club thanks

the community board for its

funding grant which will go

towards the purchase of new

playing/training equipment for

our Junior section, said president

Ross Patterson.

We are fully committed to

providing our young grass roots

cricketers at all levels with the

best opportunities possible to

learn about and play the game

and as a club, we are proud that

during our 50-year history a

large number of our juniors have

continued on to become loyal

members of Merivale-Papanui

Cricket Club in their adulthood.

Other community groups

included:

The Avonhead Community

Trust received $15,500 from

the Fendalton- Waimairi-

Harewood Community

Board towards wages,

training and upskilling,

Christmas carols, and a

community parent event.

Northgate Community

Services Trust received

$10,000 from the Papanui-

Innes Community Board

towards its community

support worker’s salary.

Nor’west Brass received

$8000 towards the costs

of running its community

brass band.

Papanui Baptist Church

Community Services

Freedom Trust received

$21,000 towards the

wages for their community

support worker.

STYX Living Laboratory

Trust received $8282 from

the community boards

towards wages, equipment

and materials and volunteer

recognition.

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JAZZ: Rangi Ruru Girls’ School student Amelie Spinks plays the

double bass at the Southern Jam Youth Jazz festival last week.

Noteworthy talent proven

• By Jess Gibson

A NUMBER of musicians from

the schools in the north-west

have earned the right to blow

their own trumpet.

Eight out of 14 individual

awards went to secondary school

students from across the region

at the Southern Jam Youth Jazz

Festival on August 10.

Fourteen South Island schools

stayed five nights in Blenheim

to participate in workshops and

master classes before the event.

St Andrew’s College year 13

student Serge Beaton won the

award for most outstanding

trombone player and received

the best soloist award joint with

year 11 Flynn Megaw for their

trombone battle.

Another St Andrew’s year 13

student, Victoria Lee has only

been playing the double bass

since the start of the year and

won most outstanding bassist.

Two Christchurch Boys’ High

School students came away with

awards – Max Young took out

most outstanding guitarist, while

Logan Edwards won best ‘Big

Band’ drummer.

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School year

12 student Amelie Spinks won

the most accomplished rhythm

section performer.

Rangi Ruru also won a gold

IMPRESSIVE: St Andrew’s year 13 student Victoria Lee won

most outstanding bassist in spite of only playing the double

bass since the start of the year. Here she is performing in the

festival with a violin.​

and silver medal, and the award

for Best Jazz Combo.

St Andrew’s College’s Big

Band was named the overall

festival winner for the eighth

time since the event began 15

years ago.

The school’s Big Band also

claimed a gold category award,

and the Soul Band and jazz

orchestra received silver category

awards.

Christchurch Boys’ High

School’s Big Band received a gold

category award, while its ensemble

and combo bands claimed

silver.

Papanui High School and

Christ College’s big bands also

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DUET: St Andrew’s College year 12 students Archie Milligan and

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Bowing out after 300,000-plus haircuts

• By Claire Booker

WHEN JOHN Thompson was

21, he dreamed of becoming a

hairdresser. Now 50 years later,

with more than 300,000 hair

cuts under his belt, the Redwood

resident still loves it.

But his business on Coppell Pl

in Hoon Hay will close its doors

for good at the end of the month.

The barber shop has been

Mr Thompson’s second home

since 1969, but it’s time to put

the clippers down and the capes

away and enjoy his retirement.

His loyal clients will miss his

friendly nature.

A client of 50 years, Jack

Jordan, 88, said: “He’s just a

damn nice guy.

“A couple of times when I was

crook, or I’d been to the hospital,

he’d come to my house and cut it

for the same price,” he said.

The lease on the building Mr

Thompson has occupied for the

past 50 years has expired, and he

wasn’t given the opportunity to

renew it.

He said when he was first given

the news that he had to be out of

the building within a month, he

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In September, he would have

marked his 50th year of owning

the business, but he will have to

close the doors just a few days

before the anniversary.

The red leather barber’s chairs

in the shop have been around

since 1956, and Mr Thompson

said he will sell them once the

business closes. Otherwise, his

house will become too cluttered.

In the antique leather chairs,

he has seen many boys argue

with their mum about the length

of hair they want.

“A boy would get shorter

than he wanted, but not as

short as mum was hoping,” Mr

Thompson said.

He’s seen it all in his years of

hairdressing, from short to very

long, and the mullets in between.

TRIM: John

Thompson

gives Jack

Gordon, who

has been his

client for 50

years, a bit

of a tidy up

before he

closes the

doors at the

end of the

month.

(Right) – Mr

Thompson

cuts his

nephew’s

hair in the

kitchen of

his home

about 25

years ago.

Mr Jordan his longest-serving

client and has been getting

his hair cut there before Mr

Thompson owned the shop.

He said the place “hasn’t

changed a hell of a lot” over the

years.

He never has to tell Mr

Thompson what he wants,

because his hairstyle never

changes.

“I’ll never find anyone like this

will I,” Mr Jordan said.

Mr Thompson is upset he was

given such short notice to close

the business.

“Going quickly doesn’t give me

time to thank them [clients] all,”

he said.

Mr Thompson will miss

meeting people and the

rewarding feeling of people

bringing their grandchildren

in for a trim so he can cut three

generations of hair.

“They’re more than just

customers,” he said.

Mr Thompson will finish

his last hair cut at the shop on

August 29.

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Tuesday August 20 2019

News

Max takes on the world

at economics Olympiad

MAX SURVEYOR fought off

fierce competition to finish third

at the International Economics

Olympiad in St Petersburg,

Russia.

Max, who lives in Fendalton,

is in his final year at Christ’s

College. The 17-year-old was the

only secondary school student

in the five-strong New Zealand

team.

They competed

against 29 countries

at the event and

answered questions

on financial literacy,

economics and a

business case study.

Max received

the third-highest

individual score and

the New Zealand

team finished

seventh.

“When I first

arrived at the

Olympiad, I realised

most people

there had graduated and were

studying at business colleges.

I was worried I was going to

embarrass myself so each night

after dinner I would read over

my textbooks until 3am,” he

said.

“Economics is not an exact

science and this is why I love it.

Max Surveyor

It’s both maths and art. While its

basis is in mathematics, the fact

that things aren’t so clear-cut

leaves room for you to creatively

use the models to explain the

problems that are thrown in

front of you. I also like politics,

and between politics and

economics, you can pretty much

explain how most of the world

works.”

Christ’s College

head of commerce

William Bell said

Max naturally

picks up concepts

related to economics

and works hard

to improve his

understanding.

Max is now

applying to schools

in the United

States and United

Kingdom.

“Ideally I would

eventually like to

study philosophy,

politics and economics at Oxford

University. I find it funny how

some boys seem to have plans

for their entire future down to

the exact firm they would like

to work for. All I know is that I

would loosely like to work in the

fields of finance, politics or law,”

Max said.

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Shirley Rd bus stop plan

given nod of approval

• By Matt Slaughter

A PLAN to upgrade a Shirley Rd

bus stop has been approved.

The Papanui-Innes

Community Board greenlighted

the plan, which will

involve the extension of the

existing bus stop outside Shirley

Intermediate School and the

construction of a new bus

shelter beside it to make room

for two buses at a time.

Innes Ward city councillor

Pauline Cotter said she hopes

the upgrades will be completed

by December.

Pegasus Post reported last

month the board delayed

approving the plan and asked if

more space could be created to

move the bus stop and shelter

back to make the facilities

accessible for wheelchair users

and people with mobility issues.

Board members originally

asked if a Ministry of

Education-owned berm space

outside the school could be

used to create the extra room.

But Cr Cotter said this was no

longer necessary as an extra

50cm of space would be

created using city councilowned

land.

Cr Cotter said the board

has taken about five months

to come up with a plan which

satisfied it. She is pleased it has

now been finalised and said the

wait has been worth it to ensure

the extended bus stop and new

shelter will cater for all bus

users.

“I think that it’s going to

look really good for Shirley to

have that, you know, improved,

more comfortable, more fit-forpurpose

shelter and bus stop

. . . there’s some seating and then

there’s room also for wheelchairs

or pushchairs,” she said.

“We want to really encourage

people to use these buses and

one of the ways to do that

is for council to step up and

address our infrastructure

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GREEN

LIGHT:

The plan

to extend

an existing

bus stop on

Shirley Rd

and construct

a new bus

shelter

beside it will

go ahead.

improvements.”

Environment Canterbury

manager of public transport

strategy, planning and

marketing Edward Wright

said the new stop will help

achieve the goal of ECan’s

regional public transport plan

to increase the frequency of bus

services.

“The Palms is a key suburban

hub on our bus network. The

upgrades to this stop will be

appreciated by the many people

who use it every day. It is the

main stop at The Palms for the

Orange Line travelling towards

the city centre, and the Orbiter

travelling towards Northlands.

The Orbiter and Orange Line

are already high-frequency bus

services,” he said.

Kirsty Nixon

Horizons

24 August - 18 September 2019

Like portals to paradise, Kirsty Nixon’s large-scale paintings invite the viewer to

pull back the ‘fringes’ of our native flora to reveal quintessentially New Zealand

landscapes hidden in behind. Framed by the structural forms of our native

foliage, like cabbage tree leaves or nectar-laden flax flowers, and almost always

with a native bird or two in attendance, unfolding before your eyes could be

an endless coastline, a deep, green cove or perhaps even a glimpse of the far

horizon.

Kirsty is repeatedly drawn to the New Zealand landscape

in its various guises and while on holiday at the bird

sanctuary island Tiritiri Matangi recently she experienced

a sense of utter peace while watching the bellbirds

flitting about the feeders and hearing their hypnotic song.

Returning home, she became keenly aware of the absence

of native birdsong and thus her new works pay tribute to

the ways in which the melodic voices of our native birds

have the ability to enrich our lives as we navigate daily life.

Based in Auckland, Kirsty has been painting full-time

since 1997, initially in the medium of watercolour but

now having found her home in the freedom and impact of

acrylic.

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Tuesday August 20 2019 11

House of Travel couple

bring home bag full

of windsurfing trophies

• By Jess Gibson

THE MERIVALE House of

Travel owners have returned

from their trip to Hawaii with

extra luggage.

Annie Crombie, 51, and

husband Terry Beentjes, 53,

each bagged two trophies at

the US Slalom Windsurfing

Nationals in Maui from July

27-29.

Crombie won the sport section

and was third in the women’s

competition, while Beentjes

was second in both the semi-pro

and men’s 40-59 racing events.

“We’re stoked. We didn’t have

any expectations to be on the

podium,” Crombie said.

Both took part in 24 races

over the three-day event and

had only trained for one week in

the lead-up to the competition.

“We came out of winter and

haven’t windsurfed since February

so it was a hard seven days.

I got blisters all over my hands

and feet,” Crombie said.

She said they stayed fit before

heading over by mountain biking

and doing yoga.

Beentjes almost opted out of

competing after he broke his

thumb the day after the flights

were booked.

“He was only three weeks

out of his plaster when he competed.

Once we got up there the

SUCCESS: Annie Crombie

and Terry Beentjes came

away from the US Slalom

Windsurfing Nationals in

Maui with two trophies each.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

vibe of the event got a hold of

him,” Crombie said.

The couple had more than

just trophies to celebrate during

the prize-giving – it was on the

same day as their 31st wedding

anniversary.

Crombie and Beentjes have

both been windsurfing since the

early 90s and have competed

in many competitions in New

Zealand and overseas.

Crombie said their two

teenage daughters, Kate and

Emma, have been all “around

the world to windy places.”

St Margaret’s student gets

taste of new Olympic venue

• By Jacob Page

ST MARGARET’S College

rower Charlotte Darry has

helped her New Zealand

coxless four to fifth at the

junior world championships in

Tokyo.

The 16-year-old was in the

bow seat and was joined by

Sally Wylaars, Lucy Burrell and

Alison Mills at the event.

The combination finished

second in their heat, maintaining

that place throughout the

race and finishing in a time of

6min 46.090sec, 3sec behind

SPORT

the Italian crew but still good

enough to make the final

automatically.

In the final, the crew made a

strong starts and held second

position at the first 500m mark,

but were unable to maintain

the speed of China, Italy and

Germany, which took gold, silver

and bronze respectively.

Darry, Mills, Burrell and

Wylaars finished

fifth in a time of

7min 14.50sec.

The junior

world champs

course, known

as the Sea Forest

Waterway,

is a newlyconstructed

venue for the

2020 Olympic

and Paralympic

SKILLED:

St Margaret’s

College rower

Charlotte

Darry (back)

helped her

New Zealand

women’s four

crew to fifth at

the junior world

championships

in Japan.

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Tasty Bites

The role of protein in

people’s bodies, its

sources and the benefits of

consuming it across the day

can’t be underestimated.

These recipes provide a

science-based approach to

ensuring you get enough in

your diet

Orange kumara and

haloumi fritters

Serves 4

Ingredients

1.2kg orange kumara, peeled and

coarsely grated

320g haloumi, coarsely grated

2 tsp ground cumin

Light olive oil spray for cooking

2 cloves garlic, crushed

4 spring onions, white part thinly

sliced into rounds, green part

thinly sliced diagonally

120g baby spinach leaves

Avocado dressing:

80g medium-sized avocado

⅓ cup (80ml) white wine vinegar

or apple cider vinegar

½ tsp dijon mustard

Directions

Tuesday August 20 2019

To make the avocado dressing,

blend all the ingredients in a jug

with a hand-held blender until

smooth. Season with black pepper

and set aside.

Heat a large non-stick frying

pan over low-medium heat.

Combine the kumara, haloumi

and cumin in a bowl and season

with freshly ground black pepper.

Lightly spray the pan with

olive oil and drop in firmly

packed cup measures of the

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Getting protein through a science-based diet

kumara mixture, pressing down

to form 8cm circles. Depending

on the size of your pan, you will

probably need to do this in two

batches of four.

Cook for 5min each side

or until golden and cooked

through. Remove and cover to

keep warm. Lightly spray the pan

with a little more oil and increase

the heat to high.

Add the garlic, white part

of the spring onion, spinach

and 60ml water. Cook, tossing

constantly, for 2min or until the

spinach has just wilted. Remove

the pan from the heat and season

with black pepper.

Serve two kumara fritters per

person, layered with the spinach

mixture. Spoon over the dressing

and sprinkle with the green

spring onion.

Roast herb chicken and

vegetables

Serves 4 with leftovers

Ingredients

½ cup finely chopped flat-leaf

parsley

2 Tbsp finely chopped rosemary

1 Tbsp mixed dried herbs

6 cloves garlic, crushed

¼ cup (60ml) olive oil

¼ cup (60ml) red wine vinegar

1.8kg lean chicken tenderloins

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

7 carrots, sliced into rounds

7 zucchini, thickly sliced into

rounds

750g button mushrooms

Light olive oil spray for cooking

1 cup (250ml) salt-reduced

chicken stock

Lemon wedges and flat-leaf parsley

leaves, to serve

Ingredients

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Heat the oven to 200 deg C (or

180 deg C fan-forced).

Combine the parsley, rosemary,

dried herbs, garlic, olive

oil, vinegar and chicken in a

large bowl. Season generously

with freshly ground black pepper

and toss well to coat the chicken.

Divide the vegetables among

two large roasting tins and

lightly spray with olive oil. Toss

to combine, then top evenly with

the chicken mixture.

Pour half the stock over the

ingredients in each tin. Bake,

swapping the tins halfway

through and tossing the chicken

and vegetables, for 25-30min

or until the chicken is cooked

through and the vegetables are

soft.

Divide one-third of the chicken

and vegetables among four for

dinner, with lemon wedges and

parsley. Cool the leftovers, then

divide evenly between two large

airtight containers.

Store the leftovers in the fridge

for up to two days or in the

freezer for three months. Thaw

the frozen mixture in the fridge

overnight. Transfer the chilled

mixture to a baking dish and

reheat in a preheated 220 deg C

(200 deg C fan-forced) oven for

15-20min or until hot and crisp.

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Tuesday August 20 2019 13

In your

neighbourhood

Pharmacy offers free prescriptions

plus other valuable services

The large Pharmacy sign can be

seen from Memorial Avenue.

The pharmacists at Healthworks Pharmacy, on the corner

of Memorial Avenue and Ilam Road, say there is a number

of ways customers can qualify for free prescriptions and

they are happy to advise on how they can get these.

They include free prescriptions after 20 items per year

have been dispensed, which applies to the whole family,

and free prescriptions for under-13 year-olds,

“We also send free text reminders to our customers

when their next repeat prescription is due,” says pharmacy

owner Carolyn Oakley Brown. “They just need to text back

‘Yes’, and their prescription will be renewed.”

The pharmacy offers catalogue specials four times a year,

and customers that sign up to their Facebook page will

see other special promotional offers on there too, Carolyn

says.

Healthworks also offers medico packing for prescription

medicines, which makes it easy for people to see what

meds they need to take and at what time of the day.

Another valuable service the pharmacists offer, which

can be especially helpful for people unsure about what

their medications are for, or when and how to take complex

medicine regimes, is the free, one-on-one meeting between

pharmacist and customer.

“We work in conjunction with their doctor, and we

explain everything about the customer’s prescription, how

it works for them, and make sure everything is correct. It’s

great for people who are on several medications,” Carolyn

says.

Healthworks Pharmacy in Ilam has two full-time

pharmacists, two pharmacy interns, three technicians,

who dispense the prescriptions, and one pharmacy retail

assistant.

Currently located behind the Ilam Medical Centre,

the pharmacy, along with the medical centre, will be

accommodated in a brand-new building due to be

constructed on the same site, with the work expected to

start in 2020.

The Healthworks Pharmacy staff. Back row

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in front: Christine. (Absent Jyr)

“This will be a fully integrated health care centre, so will

be much better and more convenient for our customers

and for the medical centre’s patients,” Carolyn says.

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Today, 3.30-4.30pm at

Shirley, Thursday 3.30-4.30

at Papanui

Reading to dogs encourages

children to practice

their writing skills and develop

a love for reading. All

the dogs have been trained

and tested for health,

safety and temperament.

Bookings required.

Shirley and Papanui

Libraries

After School Activities

Friday, 3.30-4.30pm

Suitable for ages eight to

13. Go along for an interactive

session which includes

technology, games, crafts,

and books. Take your

friends with you, or make

some new ones.

Papanui Library

Knit ’n’ Yarn

Today, 1-3pm, at Bishopdale,

Friday, 10am-noon, at

Papanui

Take your knitting,

crochet or another craft

project and have fun with a

social group. This is a free,

drop-in event.

Bishopdale and Papanui

libraries

GenConnect

Today, 12.15-12.45pm

If you have questions

about your i-Pad, smartphone

or tablet, head

to GenConnect where

Papanui High School students

will help you for free.

Papanui Library

Free seminar for parents

of teens

Thursday, 7-8.30pm

This seminar will

help parents assist

their teens to consider

future career/study

options. It covers career

pathways, supporting

decision-making and

communicating effectively.

Book a free space at www.

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Games at Papanui

Thursday, 2.30-4.30pm

If you love games, head

along and choose from a

wide selection, including

the classics, at this fun and

social event. Free for all

ages to enjoy. No bookings

required.

Papanui Library

Scrabble

Wednesday, 1-3pm, at

Bishopdale, and 1.30-

3.30pm at Shirley

Play Scrabble with a

friendly group. Just head

down when you can – no

bookings required. All

materials are supplied at

this free event.

Bishopdale and Shirley

libraries

JP Clinic

Today, 10am-1pm, at

Papanui and Shirley,

Wednesday, 10am-1pm, at

Bishopdale

A justice of the peace

will be available to the

community to witness

signatures and documents,

certify document copies,

hear oaths, declarations,

affidavits or affirmations,

as well as sign citizenship

or rates rebates applications.

Papanui, Shirley and

Bishopdale libraries

Tabletop Games

Monday, 11am-5.15pm

Play tabletop board

games and enjoy some

downtime. Free event, no

bookings required

Shirley Library

Rummikub

Monday, 1-3pm

Go along and play

Rummikub – an exciting,

interactive strategy game.

Free, drop-in event.

Bishopdale Library

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Email claire.booker@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

Shirley

Library will

host Culture

Exchange on

Friday from

3.45-4.45pm.

Go along

and make

new friends,

practice your

English and

learn about

Christchurch.

Super Saturday Storytimes

Saturday, 11-11.45am

Go along and encourage

learning through stories.

This is an interactive programme

involving stories,

songs, rhymes, craft and

play. Free.

Shirley Library

Rotary New Horizons

Club

Wednesday, 6–7.30pm

Go along to the rotary

club’s weekly meetings

to learn about how you

can make a difference

in your community.

Projects are often based

in St. Albans. For

more information visit

rotarynewhorizons.org.nz

BreakFree Hotel, 165

Cashel St

Activity Zone

Monday, 3.45-4.45pm

The after school club has

technology, games, crafts

and books. This is suitable

for children aged six to 10

and caregivers are asked to

remain in the library during

the session. Free – no

bookings required.

Shirley Library

Mahjong

Saturday, 2-4pm, at

Shirley, Monday, 2-4pm, at

Papanui

Go along if you are

interested in playing or

learning about mahjong.

Free. Registrations required

at Shirley Library.

Shirley and Papanui

libraries

Cards Club

Friday, 1.30-3.30pm

This weekly card club is

on every Friday, go along

and join the fun. Free, no

bookings required.

Shirley Library

RoboFun for Adults

Saturday, 10-11am

Go along to Shirley

Library for an introductory

course looking at the world

of robotics in a fun and

engaging way. You don’t

need to take anything with

you – just a curious mind.

No bookings required, just

drop in.

Shirley Library


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Tuesday August 20 2019 15

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5

Baby gear to hire or buy

The arrival of a new baby in the family is exciting for

everyone, and it’s a time when special things are

needed to keep baby safe, comfortable and happy.

Offering a wide selection of baby gear for hire and sale, Baby on

the Move in Wairakei Road is the specialty store where parents and

grandparents will find quality products for baby, right from birth,

including infant capsules for babies up to six months old, car seats,

portacots, regular cots, buggies and toys.

The child restraints that are hired are well-known brands and

are well-maintained, with every customer receiving personalised

service at Baby on the Move.

As qualified child restraint technicians, business owner Jane and

her two staff members will advise on hiring the correct capsule or

car seat for the type of car and the customer’s lifestyle, explain how

to use it, and fit it into the vehicle.

Correct installation of the car seat is vital, while having enough

leg-room for the front-seat passenger is also important, Jane says.

“Our short-term car-seat hire is popular with grandparents, who

have family visiting,” she says, “and they often pick up their hired

seat on their way to the airport. We have many repeat customers

who use this service and we get good feedback on it.

“Installation of carseats hired or purchased from Baby On The

Move is always free,” Jane adds.

Baby on the Move was established in New Zealand more than 20

years ago, and the Wairakei Road store is one of two in Christchurch.

It is located at 515 Wairakei Road, close to Roydvale Avenue.

Phone 960 9752.

Lovely gifts for babies at

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Business owner Jane shows a selection of car

seats available for hire at Baby on the Move.

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High quality

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Your local specialists for

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REAL ESTATE

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A large home low on maintenance may

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Tuesday August 20 2019 17

HOME & HEATING

Get rid of

dampness in

your house

The facts about

Home Ventilation

Balanced Pressure

vs Positive Pressure

Now with the colder and wetter weather

on its way, home owners are focusing on

ways to make their homes comfortable,

warm and healthy for their families

throughout winter. Rising damp is an issue

that affects many of our older properties

which suffer from poor, or no, insulation.

In Canterbury especially, post-quake, many

people have relocated to homes that suffer

from rising damp which can be associated

with health problems. Independent tests

have shown that up to 40 litres of water

can rise from the ground and enter a

house every day, leading to mildew, mould,

condensation and musty smells. Moulds

can produce various allergic reactions

and the frail, elderly and very young are

especially vulnerable.

Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd is a

locally owned and operated firm. The

team understands the problems caused

by rising damp and are there to help.

They will come to your damp home

and pump a lightweight, flowable foam

concrete under your timber floored home.

Specially adapted for our New Zealand

conditions and applications it provides a

layer of protection against rising moisture.

An unexpected benefit that the team at

Canterbury Foam Concrete have noticed

recently, is that many owners of properties

which had underfloor foam concrete

installed, reported that it also provided

protection against liquefaction after

the earthquakes.

Contact Canterbury Foam Concrete

Ltd now for your free, no obligation

quote and complimentary appraisal of

your underfloor ventilation needs. Phone

03 376 4608 or 0508FOAMCO for more

information.

Under the New Zealand Building Code,

all buildings, including residential, need

to be suitably ventilated, either with

opening windows or forced ventilation.

Clause G4.1 states: “The objective of this

provision is to safeguard people from

illness or loss of amenity due to lack of

fresh air.” There are many benefits to forced,

or mechanical, ventilation over opening

windows, including warmth, security,

reduction of outside noises and reduction

of condensation.

Traditional domestic ventilation systems

are ‘positive pressure’. They bring air in

from outside via the roof space and force

the stale air out through gaps around

windows and doors. The incoming air

from these systems has to be heated or

cooled to keep the house warm in winter or

cool in summer.

The Smooth-Air HEX390 is a ‘balanced

pressure’ system. It extracts air from the

house and at the same time brings in fresh

air. These two streams of air pass through

a heat exchanger, which warms incoming

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up to 80% of the energy which would be

wasted using a traditional positive pressure

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Until recently, balanced pressure

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positive pressure systems. However,

with Smooth-Air’s unique

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Tuesday August 20 2019 19

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Car Parts

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363666

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490048 or 021 3363 666

Community Events

ALCOHOLICS

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want to have a drink that’s

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Curtains

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CURTAIN FABRIC OUTLET

71 Hawdon St Sydenham

Ph 366-5026

Gardening

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A GARDEN OR

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tree pruning, Lawns,

Gardening, consistently

reliable general property

upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10

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service. Nick’s Garden

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Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

& 022 264 7452

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134a Riccarton Rd

0800 39 24 26

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quality furniture,

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machines, Fridge Freezers.

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or 027 313 8156

TOOLS Garden,

garage, woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

Trades & Services

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no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

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FREE QUOTES

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

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027 561 4629

• New homes

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Phone 027 370 2572

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Also waterblasting paths,

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CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

AAA HANDYMAN relaying, restretching.

licensed carpenter Phone John on 0800

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building maintenance, jflattery@xtra.co.nz

repairs, bathroom/shower

ELECTRICIAN

installations, with free

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quotes 03 383 1927 or 027

registered electrician

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

with 24 years experience

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for all residential and

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service from start to finish,

free quotes, ph Dave 027

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housing and switch board

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insurance.

7673 or 021 112-3492

concrete & paving

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tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

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SHOE REPAIRS

Belfast engraving. Shoe

repairs, key cutting &

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3113423

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incl tile removal, reg master

tiler, ph Dave 027 334 4125

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audio amps, soundbars. Aerial

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kitsets, 480D Moorhouse

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Tuesday August 20 2019 21

Life’s Warmer

at Summerset

Summerset on Cavendish Open Weekend

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 August, 10am - 3pm

147 Cavendish Road, Casebrook

0800 SUMMER

summerset.co.nz/warm

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22 Tuesday August 20 2019

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

NOR’WEST NEWS

Love the life

you choose

When you move into a Summerset retirement village, you’re not just

moving house – you’re joining a vibrant and warm community where

you’ll feel completely at home.

At Summerset we put you at the heart of everything

we do, so you can enjoy the freedom of living the life

you choose.

The perfect home is waiting for you. From villas and townhouses, to

apartments – you’ll find a place to make your own. Our homes are built

for warmth, and there are no worries about maintenance or upkeep as

we do it all for you. Pets are also welcome, and you can even go away

on holiday knowing your home will be safe and secure. We’ll also make

sure you’re aware of all costs, giving you the certainty that there won’t

be any unexpected surprises.

When it comes to activities and events, there’s always something

happening to keep our Summerset community involved and

entertained, and you can choose to do as much or as little as you like.

If you need some extra care or support, our continuum of care means

we’ll be there for you as your needs change, giving you the peace of

mind to continue living life to its fullest.

Over 5,000 residents are already enjoying the Summerset life across

25 villages around New Zealand. If you’re interested in Summerset for

yourself or a family member, come and visit Summerset on Cavendish

to find out more about our village life.

Summerset on Cavendish

Open Weekend

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 August, 10am - 3pm

Visit summerset.co.nz/warm for more information.


NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Tuesday August 20 2019 23

Love the Summerset life

Love the Choice

At Summerset you’ll find a wide range of homes specifically designed

for the over 70s. Choose from one of our lovely, modern, purposebuilt

homes, then make it your own. All our homes are designed with

accessibility and warmth as priorities.

Love the Community

At Summerset you can continue to live the life you choose with the

added peace of mind of living in a warm and friendly community where

you’ll feel completely at home.

As a Summerset resident you’ll enjoy all the benefits of being part of

a thriving Summerset community, including easy access to village

facilities and community spaces. And there’s support on hand if you

need it.

Love the Confidence

At a Summerset village you can live fully independently or, should

you need it, you can receive support and care in your own home or

apartment, or in our fully certified care centre. So, if your needs change,

you can be confident you will get the support you need, without having

to leave the village.

As a Summerset on Cavendish resident, you’ll have access

to a range of community facilities, including;

To find out more about Summerset on Cavendish,

call 0800 SUMMER (786 637) or visit

summerset.co.nz/warm

Divine Café

Exercise room

Communal vegetable

gardens

Residents’ bar

All-weather bowling green

Residents’ workshop

Hair and beauty

Swimming pool and/or

spa pool

Regular visits from

health practitioners

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24 Tuesday August 20 2019

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

NOR’WEST NEWS

Life’s Warmer at

Summerset on Cavendish

Brand new homes available now!

Come in from the cold and experience Summerset warmth. All new homes at Summerset

on Cavendish come fully insulated, with thermal curtains, double glazing and heat pumps.

And now, they’re even more appealing than ever, thanks to our wonderful winter offer*.

But we don’t just build warm homes - we build warm, welcoming communities too, where

our residents live life however they choose, with easy access to community spaces,

village facilities, activities and support.

Open Weekend

Saturday 24 August

Sunday 25 August

10am - 3pm

Summerset on Cavendish

147 Cavendish Road,

Casebrook

These brand new homes at Summerset on Cavendish are proving extremely popular, so

make sure you come along to the Open Weekend to see our beautiful homes for yourself.

If you would like to get some information prior, including more about our wonderful winter

offer, you can make an appointment or call in and visit us at any time - we are open 7 days.

Take bus route 28 straight to our gate!

*Offer valid for specific villages only, terms and conditions apply.

To find out more about Summerset on Cavendish,

call us on 0800 SUMMER (786 637) or visit summerset.co.nz/warm

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