The Star: August 29, 2019

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

FISH ’N’ CHIPS

They’re getting a

battering online

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‘Robbers’ organised group

Hold-ups

could be

part of an

initiation

• By Sophie Cornish

POLICE HAVE made in-roads

into catching an organised

group of youths it believes

may be carrying out a series of

aggravated robberies around the

city.

A number of similarities

between four robberies in

the past month in Riccarton,

Woolston, Linwood and Phillipstown

include the offenders

using hammers as weapons.

CCTV footage shows the

offenders disguising themselves

completely using clothing and

stealing cash, cigarettes, alcohol

and food.

The Star understands the

robberies are part of an

initiation to be part of the group.

Four arrests have been made so

far in relation to one robbery at

Buns Bakery in Phillipstown on

August 23.

The alleged getaway driver is a

35-year-old woman, who is one

of the four charged.

Police are currently following

strong lines of inquiry into a

fifth offender, believed to be 18.

The woman has been charged

with aggravated robbery,

unlawfully stealing a $7000 Ford

Courier utility and failing to

stop for a patrol car.

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CRIME

SPREE: Four

similar armed

robberies

in the past

month have

led police to

believe an

organised

group is

involved.

Four people

have been

arrested

in the

investigation

so far.

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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

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he was a prehended.

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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ager is the key suspect.

were awaiting details abou the “He swears black and blue it

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 walker said

Jamieson ran a short distance

from the vehicle before sto ping

to s e if the woman in the vehicle

was okay.

Convicted killer involved

in high speed smash

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on Christchurch Hospital

patients and visitors after a

year-long campaign by

The Star.

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

of Health, CDHB and more

recently the new Government

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texts to victims who are told the connected to the gangs.

caller is from the Mongrel Mob, Last month, Canterbury

Highway 61 or Black Power. University criminologist Greg

One victim was told to pay Newbold told The Star gangs

$1000 or Black Power would burn would be “filthy” if they were being

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.

to the police had paid over any

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about it.

Said The Star editor in chief

Barry Clarke: “We’ve been

relentless in our determination

to get something done about it.

Finally, it’s happened.

“Our campaign prompted

Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson to

HAPPY: Park and ride

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rain, like in April last

year (inset).

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The district health board

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Bu the university’s dean of

law Ursula Cheer is refusing to

discuss the matter.

“I can’t comment

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of this because

of confidentiality

and privacy,” she

told The Star

yesterday.

The Star has

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a complaint abou the accused

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

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The overseas trip involves

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Finding the best fish ’n’ chip shop

What group members are saying online

about Christchurch’s fish and chip shops

CONNOISSEUR: Zac McWally Wilson outside Wainoni Fish Supply, one of his favourite fish

and chip shops.

• By Sophie Cornish

ZAC MCWALLY Wilson has

eaten hundreds of curry rolls,

bacon and egg burgers and hot

chips in his time.

The three items are his go-to

order when he visits countless

fish and chip shops around the

city and closely analyses his

experiences.

To expand his search for the

best salty feed was in the city, Mr

McWally Wilson started a Facebook

group called Christchurch

Fish and Chip Reviews. And now

it has put the humble Kiwi fast

food vendors under more pressure

than ever before.

After adding a couple of

friends, the page started to heat

up.

“It was actually quite crazy I

only added about eight people.

Then another person added all

their mates and everyone just

joined the band wagon and

started posting up reviews left,

right and centre.

By the end of the first night, it

had hit 100 members. A month

later, there were 2000 members.

Mr McWally Wilson’s group

has now cracked 4000 members.

Hundreds of reviews have been

posted, which analyse, examine

and evaluate the decadent art of

making the perfect chips, fish

and hot dogs.

He used to live in Bromley,

where he admits there “isn’t that

many good fish and chip shops

and the ones we knew were s**t.”

Then we were over in Cashmere

and drove past a fish and

chip shop, it was absolutely

packed and we were like ‘holy,

maybe we should try that place

sometime’.

“It was a 15min drive but we

went there and it was average,

wasn’t that great. We were

wondering why there were so

many people in there? So we just

wanted to find out where the best

fish and chips were,” he said.

Like many other Kiwis, the volunteer

worker admits a weekend

dinner of fish and chips was a big

part of his childhood. He isn’t a

huge fan of cooking, so takeaways

are an easy option.

“I’ve only cooked at home 30

times in the past five years. I only

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get it (fish and chips) once or

twice a month. When it’s quite a

cold night, fish and chips go well.

It’s cheap and everyone is happy,”

he said.

Mr McWally Wilson said it has

been “quite amazing” how the

page has grown.

“Some of the reviews on there

just go over the top, it’s unbelievable.

One guy did a video review,

it was unreal.”

The group has even honoured

Christchurch clairvoyant and

medium, Ron L. Griffiths, whose

poster is on the wall of most

highly-rated fish and chip shops.

“It makes or breaks a good

chippy shop. I think it was one of

the very first reviews and it said

it’s not a good chippy shop if it

doesn’t have Ron on the wall . . .

it’s now quite a known fact if you

go to any well-known fish and

chop shop, there will be a poster

of Ron Griffiths on the wall.”

Without hesitation, Mr

McWally Wilson names his

two favourite shops in the city

as Wainoni Fish Supply and

Seaview Fish and Chips in New

Brighton.

• ”Wouldn’t go back there

unless I was drunk-as across

the road and gagging for a

feed.”

• “I can’t stress enough

the great environment this

place has.”

• “Opening up the parcel

to much anticipation, I

marvelled at the size of the

scoop straight away.”

• “I’ll cut to the chase,

burger was marvellous 8/10.

Fritter was one of the best

I’ve ever had 10/10. Hot dog

was of the stick variety and

a proper sausage, 9/10. Dog

smashed back the squid

rings and wanted more so

10/10.”

• “Worst chicken burger.

Too much onion, may

as well be an onion

burger.”

• “The fish – my

god was the fish

disappointing

and frankly

quite

disgusting.

The batter

was undercooked,

the fish

was old,

slimy and

smelly.”

• “The

chips are seasoned

nicely and have a

clean taste . . . the

default fish is always

a good size, tastes fresh

and the batter has enough

crunch and structure.”

• “Blue cod burger 2/10

buckle in for a roller-coaster

ride of soggy buns and fish

as old yesterdays news

. . . this disappointed

harder than my third form

report card . . . blue cod is

supposed to be light and

flaky this was like a foam

mattress paired with a

soggy bun, sewage brown

lettuce and mayo that

tasted cheap.”

• “Battered rig: Perfectly

succulent, much like Susan

Boyle on a hot summer’s

day. Potato fritters: About

as doughy as Lewis Capaldi,

wrong spud type would

prefer white pearlers. Meat

patties: First attempt these

left me hot and sweaty

knees weak arms are heavy.

Second attempt was cool.

Chips: About as golden as

Jack Goodhue’s luxurious

locks, seriously how good

is his mullet? Hot dogs:

Caused some serious wet

gills. Who doesn’t stick dogs

these days? Wee

bit upset about

the amount of

batter on the stick

personally

I like a

clean

stick.

Crab

sticks:

Nothing

crusty

about

these

crabs.”

• “The place

dreams are

made of. The

place family’s

re-unite and put

past terrible shop

selections aside. The

place where no matter

what you select, you will

not be judged. Tonight I

went with a chicken fillet.

Tender, moist and most

importantly 100 per cent

sliced skinless chicken

breast. Followed with six

chicken nuggets and I know

what you’re thinking. Two

chicken sections. This guys

a nut case but again tender,

moist and succulent pieces

of chicken.”

• “Dog’s rating was as

always, serving size too

small, woof/10.”

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NEWS

in brief

Runaway inmate

remanded in custody

An inmate given court bail to

attend a funeral who was then

allegedly found with multiple

guns is expected to appear in

court next month. The 36-yearold

was remanded in custody

following an appearance in the

district court on Tuesday. He

is next expected to appear on

September 13. The man was

given bail to attend a funeral

but went on the run and failed

to return to prison in May. He

was later found in a motel unit

in St Albans where it is alleged

he had an AK47 assault rifle,

two 12-gauge shotguns, two .22

calibre rifles and more than 100

rounds of ammunition.

Quake legacy issues

under consideration

Today the city council will

consider staff recommendations

to alleviate earthquake legacy

issues relating to the Southshore

and South New Brighton

estuary edge. City council

staff have recommended

councillors approve a plan to

develop a continuous walkway

immediately adjacent to the

estuary edge and install bunds

between 25 to 100m from the

estuary edge between Bridge St

and the boardwalk adjacent to

South New Brighton Park.

• By Claire Booker

HEATHCOTE River

landscaping is set to begin next

month after completion of

dredging along Opawa Rd and

Radley St.

Sediment removal along this

section of the river is about

half-way complete, and work

will continue for the next two

months.

The work on this section of

the river will be done four days a

week and sediment curtains and

other in-river controls will not

be used.

This is to reduce the duration

of work and overall impacts on

migrating fish.

Linwood Ward city councillor

Yani Johanson said he is pleased

to see this work taking place.

“It has been neglected for a

long time and current maintenance

has left a lot to be desired.

Coupled with the dredging to

alleviate some of the flooding

risks, putting in some decent

landscaping that can be better

maintained is great improvement

for the better which I welcome,”

Cr Johanson said.

The dredging has been carried

out with an amphibious excavator.

The landscaping that is

planned for next month will

start with native shrubs and trees

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River landscaping set to start

TRANSFORMATION: Dredging work (inset) has now finished at Woolston Cut on the

Heathcote River. Landscaping will start next month.

to replace the greenery which

was removed due to poor health.

About one-third of the trees

and shrubbery will be planted

this year, and the remainder

will be completed in the coming

years to spread the impact on

river wildlife.

The next sections of work on

the river (stages three and four)

between Beckford and Wilsons

Rds is planned for later this year,

through to 2020.

Work in these areas will mainly

be sediment removal, bank

stabilisation and replanting.

In some areas, the city council

plans to remove a small number

of trees that are in poor condition

to allow for bank regrading

and stabilisation.

The city council will work with

river care groups and schools

in the area to involve the community

in the replanting stage of

the project.

Trees which are removed will

be replaced in future landscaping

plans.

The landscape plans can be

viewed at the drop-in session at

the Opawa Community Church

on September 3.

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$300k crossing will keep pupils safe

• By Matt Slaughter

THE SOUTH Island’s first

puffin crossing will be installed

in Christchurch.

A puffin crossing is a

pedestrian crossing with traffic

lights, which go green for

vehicles only when no more

pedestrians are detected on the

crossing by infrared detectors

and mats.

The Spreydon-Cashmere

Community Board approved

the installation of a $300,000

puffin crossing outside Hillview

Christian School on Wilsons

Rd to keep pupils safe when

crossing between the school’s

two campuses.

Hillview Christian School

principal Steve Frost said more

than 100 pupils use the crossing

throughout the day. He said the

crossing patrol operates before

and after school, but pupils have

to cross the road themselves

between these times.

Mr Frost said the only protection

available to pupils is a traffic

island and there have been near

misses in the past.

There have been recorded

instances where there have been

near misses. I don’t think anyone’s

been hit in my time here,

but . . . we’ve even had the big

lollipops that go out, even they

have been hit at times with drivers

not driving responsibly.

“I do not want a fatality to be

the reason that we then put in a

puffin crossing . . . I want to get

in first and do it now.

“We’ve had speed cameras

that have been in place from

community constables and they

reported back that the speed

has increased quite significantly

down Wilsons Rd, which has

made it much more dangerous.”

Spreydon-Cashmere Community

Board chairwoman Karolin

Potter admitted $300,000 was

expensive but said a puffin crossing

is the best option for ensuring

pupil’s safety.

She said a pedestrian crossing

on its own would not be safe.

“Pedestrian crossings kill 11

times more people than any

other part of the road . . . kids,

they’ll run to a pedestrian crossing

and storm out on it.

“Kids’ lives especially just come

first, there’s no question of it.”

However, Ms Potter said given

the $300,000 price tag, she feels

Hillview Christian should contribute

towards this cost.

“I would have liked to have

seen the school contribute to

the funding because that school

was founded on a site and then

chose to expand over the road

. . . the kids are crossing all

SAFETY: Hillview

Christian School

principal Steve Frost

says the school will be

the first in the South

Island to have a puffin

pedestrian crossing

installed. It has traffic

lights, which only go

green for vehicles when

no more pedestrians

are detected by infrared

sensors and mats.

day, back and forth.”

Mr Frost said he had not been

asked yet if the school would

be putting money towards the

crossing and in spite of not being

able to say with certainty

whether this would happen, this

was not off the table.

Whether or the school helped

with the cost, Ms Potter said she

is pleased the puffin crossing is

going ahead and hopes it will

be installed at about Christmas

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NEWS

TRAGEDY: The Shaw Ave scene where Dean Amies was

killed.

PHOTO: SOPHIE CORNISH

Alleged threat on

Facebook to shoot police

• By Sophie Cornish

A 31-YEAR-OLD will appear

back in court next Thursday for

allegedly threatening to shoot

police on Facebook.

Norton Rawiri Moetu’s Dallington

home was raided during

the nine-day manhunt for a

patched Black Power member

Liam Teau Ariki Strickland, who

has been charged with murder

following a hit-and-run in New

Brighton earlier this month.

It is alleged he hit and killed

Dean Amies, on Shaw Ave while

fleeing police on August 7.

Moetu allegedly posted on Facebook

that he would shoot police

if they returned to his home.

He faces one charge of making

an objectionable publication and

one other drug-related charge.

He was bailed after his first

appearance in the district

court.

The maximum penalty for the

objectionable publication charge

is a $100,000 fine.

Police have visited and spoken

with a number of people about

content they are posting online

since the March 15 terror attack,

along with firearms owners and

individuals with “concerning

behaviour.”

Said Deputy Commissioner

Mike Clement: “These visits are

carried out as a result of police

receiving information about concerning

behaviour. Many of these

are from members of the public

who are being vigilant as we

have asked them to be and have

rightly passed their concerns on

to police.”

Several times this year,

District Commander John

Price issued a directive for all

frontline officers to be armed,

including in February, when Tolu

Ma’anaiama, 33, allegedly shot

at police several times following

a pursuit.

news online at www.star.kiwi

Childcare vote likely before elections

• By Louis Day

A VOTE on the controversial

childcare policy which would

see city councillors and

community board members’

childcare paid for by ratepayers

is likely to take place before

October’s elections.

A city council spokesman said

staff were aiming to produce a

report for councillor consideration

on September 26.

If adopted by the council,

councillors and community

board members would be 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 Star has received numerous

letters in opposition to the

•From page 1

Both were remanded in

custody without plea.

Two male youths were arrested

and charged with aggravated

robbery in Youth Court.

One property has also been

searched.

On August 12, four people

entered the Riccarton

Liquorland, one armed with

a hammer, and stole cash,

cigarettes and alcohol.

policy since it published a story

on it in July.

City councillor Aaron Keown

thought the policy could become

an election issue leading up to

October’s elections but did not

see it as a “game changer.”

On August 17, three men

wearing masks, two of whom

were armed with hammers,

entered the Night and Day on

Ferry Rd, Woolston, at around

2.30am and stole cigarettes.

Later that day, at 7.45pm

three men, one who armed

with a hammer, entered the

Woodham Road Liquor Store by

smashing their way through a

locked rear entry door. Staff were

threatened.

Cr Keown said he was

leaning toward voting against

it.

“I just don’t think for the life

of me that ratepayers should

be paying for the childcare of

elected members,” he said.

Workers ‘shaken up in pretty awful incident’

Store owner Harjit Singh said

he will no longer sell cigarettes

following the robbery, the third

for the store this year.

The store manager Arwinder

Singh said the incident was

“pretty awful” and his colleague

and friend had been “shaken up”

following the incident.”

Riccarton Liquorland and Night

and Day did not wish to speak

about the robbery when contacted

by The Star yesterday.

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Quarries adopt their own code

QUARRY OPERATORS in the

greater Christchurch area have

developed a new voluntary code

of practice.

The code has been developed

by Fulton Hogan, Road

Metals, Isaac Construction,

Christchurch Ready Mix

Concrete and Winstones,

in consultation with other

Canterbury quarries and with

Environment Canterbury and

the city council.

It comes as Fulton Hogan

faces major public opposition

to build a quarry between

Templeton and

Weedons.

Murray

Francis, the

managing

director of

Road Metals,

which has its

Simon

Moore

Canterbury

quarries at

Yaldhurst,

Waimakariri and Rolleston,

said the new code is designed to

address community concerns

about quarrying activities.

He said it will provide

reassurance to communities

and to quarry staff that every

effort will be made to reduce

effects such as noise and dust.

Mr Francis said it shows

quarry operators in the greater

Christchurch region want to

work with communities and

VOLUNTARY: A new code of practice has been developed

by greater Christchurch quarry operators as Fulton Hogan

continues to face opposition over its planned quarry

between Templeton and Weedons.

councils to find sustainable

solutions to environmental

issues.

The code addresses wider

community concerns by

promoting minimum and best

practices as well as longer-term

goals in quarry management

across such issues as dust, air

and water quality and vehicle

movements.”

But a key opponent of the

planned Fulton Hogan quarry

between Templeton and

Weedons is sceptical of the

code.

Weedons Residents

Association Committee

member Simon Moore said

more compulsory measures are

needed.

“It’s a bit like if you get

caught drink driving and you

want to get a lower penalty

so you go and book yourself

into a defensive driving course

voluntarily and the judge goes

‘wow, that’s great’” he said.

Mr Francis said quarries need

to become more active in their

communities.

Recently, Road Metals opened

up its Rolleston quarry to the

public, with nearly 1000 people

taking the opportunity to come

and have a look.

“Quarries provide the

foundation of every road and

building. We are an essential

industry and our new code of

practice shows we are prepared

to step up and prove we are also

a responsible industry.”

Aggregate and Quarry

Association chief executive

Wayne Scott said he is unaware

of quarry operators in any other

region in New Zealand having

developed their own regional

code of practice.

“I’m sure it

will be watched

closely; if the

Canterbury

industry,

councils and

communities

all see

improvements, Wayne Scott

then such codes

may become a

model for other regions.”

Mr Scott said it will also help

councils and communities when

it comes to forming conditions

for quarry resource consents or

input into wider plans.

“If a quarry is not meeting the

industry’s own code, it would

have to be less likely to get a

renewal or a new consent. If it

has delivered at best practice

level, you’d have to think that

would be recognised.”

NEWS 7

The People’s

Choice

campaign

set to launch

• By Louis Day

LEFT-LEANING political group

The People’s Choice is holding

its election campaign launch on

Saturday.

The Labour-aligned group

has put forward 10 city council

candidates, 19 community

board candidates and eight

Environment

Canterbury

candidates

for the

October

local body

elections.

Chairman

Keir Leslie

said the

group is

seeking to

Keir Leslie

get as many city council seats

as possible to prevent the sale of

city council-owned assets in the

next term.

The People’s Choice had

seven city councillors and three

regional councillors voted in at

the 2016 election.

“We have got a positive vision

for Christchurch and to do that

we need people around tables

who can make that happen,”

Mr Leslie said.

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NEWS

• By Sophie Cornish

THE CANTERBURY metro

area continues to be the capital

for police pursuits, new data has

revealed.

From January to June, there

were 281 fleeing driver events in

the area.

The staggering figure is more

than double the next highest

area, Manawatu, which had 135

pursuit events in this period.

If the trend continues,

2019 is likely to surpass last

year’s total in the Canterbury

metro area of 400 fleeing driver

incidents.

Hawkes Bay was the third

highest with 110 pursuits in the

first six months of the year.

The number of pursuit

abandonments also remains high

with Canterbury metro having

213 from January to June, while

Manawatu had 88 and Hawkes

Bay had 70.

Canterbury metro also had

news online at www.star.kiwi

Canty still leads police pursuit numbers

BIG SMASH: A dramatic crash involving a police chase in

Aranui. New data shows there were more police pursuits in

the Canterbury metro area between January and June than

any other region in New Zealand.

35 fleeing driver crashes from

January to June, Manawatu had

13 and Hawkes Bay had 18.

In January, Glen Mcallister,

Fleeing driver incidents

by region from

January to June

1. Canterbury metro: 281

2. Central Manawatu: 135

3. Hawkes Bay: 110

4. Counties Manakau: 90

5. Bay of Plenty-Rotorua:

88

16, Craig Mcallister, 13, and

Brooklyn Taylor, 13, died when

the stolen vehicle they were in

crashed while they were fleeing

police on Blenheim Rd. There

have been no further fleeing

driver deaths in the Canterbury

metro area since this incident.

However, in May an early

morning police chase in Aranui

ended with a dramatic crash

involving a police vehicle.

The driver of a vehicle failed to

stop for police about 3.30am and

was pursued for about

10min before the chase was

abandoned due to the manner of

driving.

Soon after, the vehicle crashed

head-on into another police

car, which was travelling to

an unrelated incident at the

intersection of Pages Rd and

Rowan Ave.

In March, a review of police

pursuits, conducted by the

Independent Police Conduct

Authority, was released. It

defended the current strategy to

deal with fleeing drivers.

It ruled the policy “can

provide the necessary balance

between public safety and public

protection.” However, it made

eight recommendations to

“enhance police understanding”

of the rules around pursuits.

$3.6m upgrade

to square delayed

DELAY: Improvements to Cathedral Square which were

originally planned to begin in July are now expected to

start before the end of next month.

• By Louis Day

MULTI-MILLION dollar

improvements to Cathedral

Square have been delayed.

The $3.6 million upgrade to

the south and south-west

quadrants was scheduled

to start in July and take

18 weeks to complete.

However, it is now

expected to start before

the end of next month.

The delay to the

completion of the Spark

building on the south side

of the square has held up the

improvements.

City council capital delivery

and major facilities manager

Alistair Pearson said it is

working closely with Spark

and it is expected to start the

improvements to the square

before the end of next month.

Alistair

Pearson

The Spark building was

scheduled to be completed in

September but is now estimated

to be finished early next year.

The base build construction

programme has taken longer

than originally planned.

Spark is working with the

landlord to progress the

build for completion in early

2020,” a Spark spokeswoman

said.

The upgrades to the

square will involve relevelling

the ground,

re-laying paving, installing

additional lighting and

introducing more landscaping to

soften the environment. Where

possible, the existing materials

will be recycled.

A report on the state of the

square said the earthquakes

and subsequent demolition of

many of the buildings around

its fringes had left parts of it

worn down and no longer fit for

purpose.

It also stated within the southeast

quadrant of the square, 40

per cent of the existing paving

was damaged and current

lighting levels created a sense of

unease at night.

The aim is to create more

inviting, inclusive and eventready

spaces.

The earthquakes and the

subsequent demolition of many

of the buildings around the

Square have taken their toll and

left this important civic space in

need of work,’’ Mr Pearson said.

“With new private

developments nearing

completion, it is time we

upgraded the square and made it

a more welcoming and inviting

space for our residents and our

visitors.’’

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NEWS 9

Franks missing from WC squad

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen sprang few surprises

yesterday in his squad for the World Cup in Japan.

The biggest talking point was easily the omission

of Owen Franks. The 108-cap Crusaders prop was a

regular starter for the All Blacks until this season. He

was dropped for the second Bledisloe Cup test at Eden

Park earlier this month after a poor showing against

the Wallabies in the Perth defeat a week earlier. Sports

reporter Gordon Findlater gets reaction

Squad: Joe Moody, Nepo Laulala, Angus Ta’avao, Ofa

Tuungafasi, Atu Moli, Dane Coles, Codie Taylor, Liam

Coltman, Patrick Tuipulotu, Sam Whitelock, Brodie

Retallick, Scott Barrett, Luke Jacobson, Matt Todd,

Ardie Savea, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (captain), Aaron

Smith, TJ Perenara, Brad Weber, Richie Mo’unga,

Beauden Barrett, Sonny Bill Williams, Ryan Crotty,

Jack Goodhue, Anton Lienert-Brown, Rieko Ioane,

Sevu Reece, George Bridge, Jordie Barrett, Ben Smith

SURPRISE: Owen Franks on a charge for the All Blacks

against Argentina last year. He hasn’t been included in the

World Cup squad.

What the experts had to say:

Corey Flynn – Former All Blacks and

Crusaders hooker: “The shock omission

is Owen [Franks] . . . I think he [Steve

Hansen] is looking for people that can

carry the ball, so it’s just a shame he’s

not regarded as one of them because I’ve

known him to work really hard on that

kind of stuff.

“Equally, I think Steve was very

respectful in the way that he spoke about

him [Franks]. It’s never easy for a coach to

effectively end someone’s career. It would

have been a very tough decision for him to

make.”

Teams to beat: All Blacks and

England.

Jamie Nutbrown – Referee and

former Crusader:

“I couldn’t believe about Owen Franks.

I didn’t see it live and one of the guys at

work said about it, I said: ‘Oh, is he injured’

that was my first reaction.

“Liam Squire not making it is the other

interesting one. I’ve refereed him a couple

of times and he’s a fairly big presence

on the field in terms of the way he gets

around the field, smashes people and

dominates the physical side of the game.

I thought that’s something they’d like

to have in the squad, but I guess they’ve

taken [Luke] Jacobson for a bit of youth.”

Teams to beat: South Africa and All

Blacks.

Martin Dodgson – Sumner coach:

“I was shocked with Owen Franks. When

was the last time anyone who has played

over 100 tests and is available wasn’t

picked. You think of all the recent ones,

they’ve gone out on their own accord.

“In the backs old mate Sonny Bill Williams

had the game of his life the other

night, so that was it for [Ngani] Laumape.”

Teams to beat: All Blacks and

Ireland.

Scott Pawson – New Brighton coach:

The major surprise is Owen Franks. I

thought he would have been there, even

on the experience factor . . . they needed

someone who could play off the bench,

so I think that’s why he’s missed out

there unfortunately . . . it’s nice to see

Ryan Crotty there from a New Brighton

perspective.”

Teams to beat: All Blacks and

England.

The All Blacks will play South Africa, Canada, Namibia and

Italy in pool matches starting on September 21 before

heading into the knockout rounds.

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Bonding with a cousin

I’M PLEASED to say that I

believe the seeds have been sown

for a grand ambition of mine.

A solid friendship between

Vittoria and her similarly aged,

Italian-based cousin Grace seems

to be growing.

I dearly hope the two will have

a lifelong intercontinental mateship

with constant communication,

visits and bilingual teenage

gossip. Although I dare say it

started a little rocky.

We’re still in Italy and last week

took a quick trip to stay at my

sister-in-law Christine’s place in

Roveredo, a town about 30 minutes

drive north of Pravisdomini.

It’s roughly Rangiora-size and is

pretty close to the alps and a large

United States Air Force base.

Christine’s place is two minutes

up the road (literally the same

road) from her son William, his

partner Sara and their daughter

Grace’s place.

Although the two cousins had

briefly met a week after we arrived,

they were both tired and

we went out to eat soon after.

On Thursday, on our way to

Christine’s, we stopped in for a

long and leisurely lunch at William

and Sara’s, giving the two

the perfect opportunity to start

bonding.

But being a toddler is tough

they say, and sharing is a hard lesson

to learn. So of course Vittoria

rushed to claim all of her cousin’s

toys as soon as we arrived.

As I’m a bloke, and because

there was a barbecue on, I made

a beeline for the beer and banter

outside, cleverly escaping the ensuing

screaming match between

the cousins. From what I did see

they seemed like they’d never

learn to peacefully coexist.

But, lo and behold, after Grace

had a nap and Vittoria had a

(huge) feed they were suddenly

like two different, non-screaming,

people. There was even a few cute

wee cuddles.

Although we weren’t together

all day every day while we were

there, you could tell they were

growing fonder of each other

each time they saw each other;

touching hands, sharing toys

(mostly) and babbling away to

each other. Vittoria even learned

to say her cousin’s name.

VITTORIA

& Matt

By Saturday they were really

cooking. As the two were running

about after lunch, Grace

fell over and started to cry. Even

though Sara was there comforting

her, Vittoria rushed over to

give her a big cuddle as well, staying

close by until the two could

play again.

What really proved it for me

was when we were saying our

goodbyes. Vittoria was waving

away in my arms to Grace as she

sat in the back of her mum’s car.

As the car started to move and

Vittoria realised her new friend

was leaving, she burst into tears

(the real ones with the big bottom

lip) and reached out for the car.

I almost started sobbing

alongside her, it was just so nice

to see how much my wee girl had

grown to like being around her

cousin.

Also, because I love seeing a

plan come together, especially

mine.

•Former Star Media

journalist Matt Salmons

has become a stay-athome

dad. We follow his

journey weekly.

Trees to stabilise slopes

HELICOPTERS WILL drop

thousands of plants onto the

steep slopes above Sumner Rd.

The final stages of a planting

project to transform the stretch

between Evans Pass Rd and Lyttelton

gets under way this week.

Several thousand plants have

already been planted on the

slopes above the reconstructed

road that links Sumner and

Lyttelton, but another 15,000

still need to go in.

Some of those 15,000 plants

will go in over the next few

weeks. The remainder will be

planted in May and June next

year when nursery stocks have

replenished.

Several tonnes of plants – a

mix of native shrubs, trees,

flaxes and tussocks – are being

airlifted onto the slopes because

the terrain where they will be

planted is too steep to be accessed

by vehicles.

“Teams will go in by foot to

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in tricky terrain among the

Crater Rim Bluffs above Sumner

Rd and using rope access in

some areas. Their experience of

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STEEP: A massive planting

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of the geotechnical work done to

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Contractors blasted about

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falling rocks and a 50m x

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The planting work will go

some way towards restoring the

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and represents the final stage

of this massive project,’’ Mr

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• By Jess Gibson

THREE homeowners in

Heathcote Valley say their

properties have been damaged

by earthworks being carried out

as part of a multi-million dollar

wastewater project.

But contractor Fulton Hogan

is “satisfied” it is not its fault.

It has been four months

since residents on Scruttons

Rd first reported experiencing

“torturous” effects during

phase four of the city council’s

Lyttelton Harbour wastewater

scheme.

Constant noise, dust, potholes,

muddy roads and intense

ground-shaking were among the

negative impacts endured while

Fulton Hogan worked to install a

pipeline at a cost of $8.3 million.

Now residents are frustrated

over damage to their homes

which they claim did not exist

before the project began.

Homeowner Sirwan Khalandi

lives closest to where the work

was carried out, he is waiting

on engineers to be sent out

by Fulton Hogan to examine

damage to the floor in his

kitchen and lounge.

It will be the second time his

property has been assessed by

the company after being told

the first time that damage was

unrelated to the project and

it should be dealt with by his

insurers.

“I got pretty sh***y at that

point.”

Mr Khalandi got in touch with

his insurers and is paying for a

builder to evaluate the property

so he can provide a full report.

Resident Sarah Gordon

discovered a new crack in her

patio after more than a month

of roadworks with heavy

machinery.

Although contractors are no

longer working on Scruttons

Rd, Ms Gordon said she still has

to deal with her house shaking

news online at www.star.kiwi

Battle over damage to houses

when trains go past because of

drilling which was done under

the railway line.

“We’re used to trains, but now

when they rumble through my

bed shakes. That never happened

before,” Ms Gordon said.

A third resident Kate Exeter

has noticed cracks up her driveway.

However, both Ms Gordon

and Ms Exeter have been

advised by Fulton Hogan to contact

their insurers as the company

is “satisfied [damage] has

EVALUATION: The floor in

Sirwan Khalandi’s Heathcote

Valley home is showing signs

of damage.

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

not been caused by the works.”

Said a Fulton Hogan

spokesperson: “There has been

regular communications with

the residents concerned that

works being carried out might

potentially have caused damage

to their homes.

“Fulton Hogan has investigated

and had engineers examine

the damage, and is satisfied

it has not been caused by the

works. The company is presently

investigating one other resident’s

concerns.’’

City council head of three

waters and waste, Helen

Beaumont said the issue was

between residents and Fulton

Hogan.

“We will be monitoring

the issue to ensure that it is

investigated and resolved.’’

NEWS 11

Tug Lyttelton

needs

funding for WOF

• By Jess Gibson

GETTING tug Lyttleton back

on the water this summer could

hang on a heritage grant.

THe city council’s social,

community development and

housing committee will meet

on Wednesday to consider

approving a $36,806 heritage

incentive grant to the Tug

Lyttelton Preservation Society.

THe society needs to raise

$83,240 to pay for a warrant of

fitness on the vessel which will

allow it to carry passengers.

Preservation society head

stoker Mike Bruce said about

half the money has already

been raised. The fundraiser

was boosted by $10,000 last

week from the city council’s

metropolitan discretionary

response fund.

THe society has until mid-

September to secure the funding

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warrant of fitness, can be carried

out on the 112-year-old vessel.

If the society doesn’t meet the

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16

OPINION

The coming week

in our history

August 29, 1914 – Colonel

Robert Logan led a 1400-strong

expeditionary force to capture

German Samoa in New Zealand’s

first action of World War 1.

August 30, 1903 – Guide

Joseph Warbrick and three

tourists were killed instantly when

the Waimangu Geyser in Rotorua

erupted unexpectedly.

August 31, 1974 – Norman

Kirk, leader of

the Labour Party

since 1965 and

prime minister

since late 1972,

died suddenly

at the age of 51.

‘Big Norm’ was

the fifth prime minister to die in

office.

September 1, 1987 –

Lorraine Cohen was sentenced

to death by a Malaysian judge for

heroin trafficking. On appeal,

her sentence was commuted to

life imprisonment. The trial of

Lorraine and her son Aaron, who

was arrested at the same time,

gained worldwide attention.

September 2, 1960 – New

Zealand sport enjoyed one of its

greatest days in Rome’s Olympic

Stadium. Peter Snell won the

800m and Murray Halberg won

the 5000m.

September 2, 1972 – The

New Zealand rowing eight wins

gold at the Munich Olympics.

September 2, 1979 –

Christchurch’s Ivan Mauger wins

his sixth world speedway title.

September 3, 1939 –

New Zealand declares war on

Germany. Acting prime minister

Peter Fraser said: This is not

an occasion for many words;

it is a dark day in the history

of the world … it is with deep

regret and sadness that I make

this announcement on behalf

of the Government, and the

people will receive it with similar

feelings. That will not, however,

affect the determination of both

Government and people to play

their part.

I HAVE an idea for the red zone

– leave it the way it is now and

let it continue to return to its

natural state.

The $800 million-plus cost

that has emerged for maintaining

the red zone and putting

infrastructure in like roading

and water management over the

next 30 years is mind-boggling.

That figure is an estimate. And

history tells us estimates are

usually the least you will have

to pay.

A reasonable chunk of the

red zone was once swamp and

the domain of native birds and

fauna. A wilderness.

Then Europeans arrived. The

land was cleared for farming,

dairy mainly, and later developers

capitalised on the expanding

city and began to convert it into

housing and suburbs.

That came back to bite on

September 4, 2010, and February

22, 2011, when the swamp struck

back. Not far below the surface

was water, and when the quakes

Readers respond to last

week’s article which

showed what Collett’s

Corner in Lyttelton will

look like when it opens in

2022

Felicite Jardine – I am

totally opposed to this design

and structure. It is totally out of

keeping with the current character

of the township.

Lyttelton does not need this

kind of space or building.

Smaller quirkier space works

better for attracting people to

come and spend time here in my

opinion.

Margaret Pool – This

design is disgusting, it has no

village look or feel about it what

so ever. As a resident for over 50

years I think it is an insult to the

local people that truly call Lyttelton

home.

Dianna Garrett – I have

some familiarity with the original

design competition and have

to say it is extremely disappointing

to see how different from

news online at www.star.kiwi

Leave the red zone to flourish

violently shook the land, the

water was squeezed upwards

in the form of liquefaction –

forcing the exodus of thousands

of people.

Since then our city leaders

and government agencies have

the original winning scheme

the redesign is. Warren and Mahoney

appear to have taken over

the original young architectural

team’s fresh, innovative project

and made it blandly corporate.

The competition entrants,

not just the winning scheme,

From the

editor’s desk

Barry Clarke

been in the process of what to do

with the red zone. Millions has

been squandered on pointless

consultation, hare-brained ideas

and potential developments, and

on the salaries of those who have

been overseeing it all.

made huge efforts to present

unique and original designs that

related to context and I feel if the

current scheme was presented it

would not have won.

I think the other entrants, and

the people of Lyttelton, would be

similarly disappointed.

And what has progressed from

all of this? Not much.

What we need to do with the

red zone is allow nature to take

its course; allow native bush to

regenerate and the birds and

other wildlife to boom back in

their natural environment.

Put walking and bike trails in,

places where people can picnic

and structures where they can

observe the native birds which

since the quakes have returned

in great numbers. Even put in

tarsealed car parks.

Drop the name red zone

– it sounds like a place you

should stay away from. Call it

something exotic to reflect a

wilderness within the city.

In the decades to come, the

red zone, or whatever it will

be called, will be a point of

difference for Christchurch.

And the $800 million-plus

cost can be redirected to other

projects across the city to ease

the burden on ratepayers.

barry@starmedia.kiwi

Send us your views. If

you have an opinion on

a Christchurch issue,

email barry@starmedia.

kiwi and put ‘Opinion’ in

the subject line. Emails

should be kept to about

150 words

Fraser Aitken gives his

view on the possibility

ratepayers could

subsidise city councillors

and community board

members childcare costs

Should this proposal be supported

and voted into operation by

city councillors, then this would be

tantamount to being a direct act of

contempt to all those hard-working

women doing up to three jobs a

day at all hours and still having to

pay for their childcare. Remember,

councillors are paid over $100,000

per year. Community board

members do earn less but work

part-time. They, like councillors

wish to be elected. Childcare is not

a rateable proposition and should

never be.

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Thursday August 29 2019 The Star 17

september

16th - 20th

PeRFoRming ARTs • visuAl ARTs • CRAFT

Kia ora

We are pleased to announce that Justin Fields,

Chisnallwood Principal, and Andrew Barker Waitākiri

Primary School Principal, are the new co-leads of the

Kahui Ako Ōtākaro. We would like to acknowledge the

strong leadership of John Laurenson, Shirley Boys’

High School, in the setting up of the first two years

of the Kāhui Ako. We have had a strong focus on

mathematics, writing, pedagogy, culturally responsive

practice and wellbeing over the past two years. Much

of this will guide us moving forward.

We are an innovative cluster of schools working

together to get the best social and academic outcomes

for all students from early childhood education (ECE)

to Secondary. Our next exciting initiative is the

Ōtākoro Arts Festival that will see ECE and schools

celebrating all that is good about our Kura and a sense

of belonging.

Justin Fields and Andrew Barker - Co lead Principals

Culturally Responsive Practice

With our communities becoming increasingly diverse,

it is crucial for our schools to be places where people

from all cultural backgrounds feel welcome and are

able to receive a quality education. With a specific

focus on developing capability in Māori and Pasifika

cultural competencies, our Kāhui Ako wants to be

an environment where our students can experience

success while retaining a strong connection to their

culture, language and identity.

Joseph Houghton - CPR Lead

The Ōtākaro Arts Festival

The Ōtākaro Arts Festival will take place between 16th

and 20th September this year. This inaugural event

will include a wide range of exciting and inspiring

workshops that students from across the Kahui Ako

can participate in, as well as multiple opportunities

for learners from across the Kāhui Ako to collaborate

and showcase their skills and strengths. The theme

of 'Belonging' underpins all aspects of the festival and

the overall aim is to support relationships through

building connections, to foster a sense of identity and

belonging, and to provide unique opportunities to

motivate and celebrate student success from all kura

across the Kāhui Ako.

Whānau and community members are welcome

to attend evening events. There is NO COST but

bookings need to be made through: eventbrite.co.nz

and search for Ōtākaro Arts Festival.

Victoria Shaw - Community Engagement Lead

Wellbeing/Hauora

The wellbeing of all our students (over 3500 children

across our Kāhui Ako) has been a priority over the

last two years. During this time the Kahui Ako has

allowed for greater collaboration between schools.

Work has included growing personal knowledge for

staff self-care practices, promoting shared messaging

and strengthening relationships between our schools

for staff and students to thrive and our whanau and

communities to be part of the journey towards being

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Emma Smith - Wellbeing Lead

maths and Writing Achievement

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OUR PEOPLE – MEG CHRISTIE

From marathon runner to leader

Meg Christie’s job is to

help people get more

active. The former

marathon runner has

cycled and ran in

several countries and

now lives an almost

fully self-sufficient life

in Beckenham with her

husband John. Sophie

Cornish finds out more

What is holding people in

Christchurch back from cycling

and walking more?

A cyclist getting hit and killed

is often front page news. So that

puts up a flag that it’s a dangerous

thing to do. Unfortunately, we

have so many road deaths in

cars, but they don’t get the front

page. The perception is that it’s

dangerous. In reality, it’s not.

You can’t change people’s

perception; it’s very hard to

persuade them. A group called

Frocks On Bikes gets people out

riding and realising, particularly

in a group, that you are more

visible and people give you more

space.

It goes towards the notion of

critical mass, the more people

there are out cycling, the more

there is a flag to drivers that they

have to look out for cyclists. Fear

is probably the No 1 barrier still.

What is your role as a health

promoter at the Canterbury

District Health Board?

I have had this role for 10 years

and it’s to enable people to take

up active transport for getting

around, usually the commute to

work. That’s because we have to

encourage people to have at least

30min a day of exercise. Also

promoting this to disadvantaged

communities, people not working

or people who can’t work. We try

to make cycling, walking a bit

easier by providing free bike fixups

or supportive bike purchase

projects and safe, social riding

groups like Frocks on Bikes.

My role is half strategic, half

planning, writing submissions,

and running projects – hands-on,

face-to-face stuff. I come from

an occupational therapy and

mental health background. I

have a heart for people who have

experience with mental illness,

HEALTHY:

Meg and

John

Christie

grow close

to 100

different

types of

fruit and

vegetables

in their

backyard.

PHOTO:

GEOFF

SLOAN

because I know how horrible it

can be for them. In my specific

job I’m the only one, I work in

a team of 20 health promoters,

some working in schools, some in

sexual health, nutrition, healthy

homes. Whatever we can get

funding for . . . like having a dry,

warm home and having access to

active transport. We are the top

of the cliff part of the CDHB.

What are some of the projects

you have created?

I set up the ICECycles project,

which provides free bike fix-ups

in the inner city east – that

was about 10 years ago. About

three or four years ago, some

pulled away to be able to deliver

similar things throughout the

city, we call ourselves Pop Up

Fix Up. BuyCycles is quite a

novel approach using supported

purchase.

We found nothing on the

web of anyone doing anything

remotely like it. So we got the

feed funding and used that

money to buy bikes with people

from the mental health services

and Corrections to get the right

bike for them at the right price.

We provide a volunteer mechanic

to make sure the bike is in safe

working order. You never know

what you are going to get when

you pick up your bike from Trade

Me. So they end up with a good

quality bike that is suitable for

purpose. They pay it off at such

a gentle rate, about $5 a week,

so they don’t experience any

financial hardship. Ten years ago

next month, a small group of

women, including myself, started

Frocks On Bikes in Christchurch.

It’s common knowledge that

there are far fewer women

cycling than men. There is this

perception that you have to be

an athlete or have sporty gear in

order to ride a bike.

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But really, you don’t need to

be very fit at all and just have

to wear something that will

keep you safe and warm. We

do a monthly ride. The walking

projects sometimes take a

backseat.

Tell me about your own

physical activity?

I do love physical activity. I

have been a runner for about 25

years, but now it’s not so serious.

You can’t really maintain that

level of input for too long. I was

working it out the other day, I

have been running for 23 years

and done 22 marathons. I haven’t

done one for 12 months, I got

injured at the start of the year.

Running has taken a bit of a

back seat, but what I love to do is

cycling, mountain biking, cycle

touring, going for a road ride

with a bunch of friends.

That’s a lot of marathons.

Where were they?

I have done a few overseas ones,

I did Cork in Ireland, it was very

beautiful but quite hilly. I did one

in China that was really hilly, the

Great Wall Marathon. I won that

one and got a lovely trophy. I won

Buller a couple of times, they

were quite generous, I got some

monetary prize and shoes. I did

the Mt Cook marathon and won

it outright, but there was only

about 20 people running it. It was

really strange, I don’t know how

ACTIVE: Meg Christie cycling the Stelvio Pass in Italy.

I won, I wasn’t particularly fit,

I think I was lucky there wasn’t

many people, it was my slowest

one yet.

Do you combine your sport

with travel?

In the last 20 years any trip

overseas was always going to

involve a cycle tour or running

event or both, that was the

key reason to go. I really loved

Slovenia cycle touring it was

so beautiful and easy. The

road culture was very polite to

cyclists. We didn’t book ahead or

anything for accommodation, it

was just easy, there was a tourist

information office in every little

tiny town we had. It was a pretty

special place. Biking in the

Dolomites (Italy) was very nice

too, quite spectacular. We have

wonderful mountains, but they

happen to have a road up almost

every mountain, so you actually

get to be on these mountains.

Really high, high passes. One

time we climbed for 21km,

zigzagging up and down. You

just feel like you are on the top of

the world. That was Stelvio Pass

in Italy.

You and your husband have

quite a unique garden – tell me

about how that came about?

It’s my husband – that’s his

fault really. Way before I knew

him, he secured a half acre in

Fisher Ave, Beckenham. He

wanted a big garden, that was

in 1981. He kept his half acre,

even when all his neighbours

sub-divided, but we’re the last

one on the street. When he and

I got together, we bowled his old

drafty house and built one that

was better for my two young

kids. We kept the big garden,

there’s a lovely orchard at the

back, we have chooks running

free. We used to have beehives,

but there were too many diseases,

it just got too arduous. We

are now growing sugar beet

instead, which is an alternative

sugar source. If I was to tally

up how many different types of

vegetables we grow, I think it

would be about 40 and about 50

fruits and berry trees.

So are you living fully selfsufficient

off your own land?

No, we buy dairy, but I am

trying to cut down my dairy. We

don’t grow wheat and yogurt, ice

cream, butter, milk and cheese.

We are vegetarians this time

of year; the eggs aren’t coming

on stream at all. We have seven

chooks at the moment and no

eggs for the past three months.

There’s also tofu and tempeh

and that type of thing. We grow

a lot of our own dried beans, we

don’t shop for a lot, and I make

my own bread, so I go through a

heap of flour, yeast and seeds. We

are as organic as we can be.

Do you have a big family?

I have two daughters, one’s a

traveller who doesn’t want to put

her roots down. She’s just come

back from a four-year OE. My

other daughter is a bit more of a

homebody in that she has a stable

boyfriend, has a house and is

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she’s in Japan at the moment

on holiday. They are quite

different girls, but they really get

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His last big project was making

a phantom sheep, an artificial

sheep, in order to test the layer

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a dodgy job to give a vegetarian.

He’s my soul mate and I’m lucky

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Meet Glenda Martin

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• Close to The Palms

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• 24/7 care available throughout the Village Palms. Fully serviced care suites offering

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• Dedicated registered nurses, carers and household staff

• Additional support of a physiotherapist, diversional therapist, podiatrist and visiting GP

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10am – 4pm

or by appointment

including weekends

Call Jenny for your personal

guided tour 021 993 943

31 Shirley Road, Shirley

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EVOLVING

CARE

OPTIONS

TO SUIT

YOUR

NEEDS

5

Looking for a retirement home with superb

care for a loved one. Merivale Retirement

Village is just the place and offers a wide

range of care options in their brand new

luxurious purpose-built facility.

The stunningly appointed 1-bedroom

serviced apartments allows the freedom to

increase care as needs change. The starter

package provides the main meal of the day,

morning & afternoon tea with the domestic

chores taken care of. Be assured the team of

doctors, nursing staff and support team have

the interest and care of residents in their care

as their priority. More assistance is at hand

if required right up to and including assessed

rest home level care.

If hospital care is required, the qualified

Registered Nurses and well trained care team

will tailor a care plan individual to personal

needs. The warm, spacious rooms are all

en-suited and are designed with a wide range

of needs in mind. Sunny, warm and each

with excellent natural light and views to the

internal courtyard or gardens.

The highly trained, dedicated professional

team at Merivale Retirement Village work in

harmony to help maintain independence and

dignity for those in their care.

Make new friends in this well-appointed

state of the art facility, join in engaging, fun

activities and outings, enjoy delicious meals

made daily by the in-house catering team.

Special diets are catered for. Entertain family

and friends in your own private space or one

of the lovely lounges.

If you are independent and looking for a new

home, come in and view one of the wellappointed

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northerly aspect of all day sun.

View plans for the new modern 3 bedroom

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To view please give Leah Moore a call and

arrange a personal tour at a day and time that

suits you.

PHONE 021 971487 or call into 27 Somme

St between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

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• One bedroom apartments with Rest Home level care available

• Our facility is renowned for quality clinical care with fully trained

and dedicated staff to care for your loved one.

Apartments

From

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why we really are the best.

03 375 4117 or 021 971 487

27 Somme Street, Merivale

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LIVING

LIFE

CHRISTCHURCH SHORT

FOREST & RESERVE WALKS

WALKS

BOTTLE LAKE FOREST

(BLUE TRACK)

Duration of walk: The Blue Track is 11,4 km in

length and is fairly flat so should take around

1,5 - 2 hours.

Start location: The main entrance and car park

for Bottle Lake Forest is from Waitikiri Drive,

off Burwood Road, via either Marshlands or

Burwood. There is also access from Spencer

Park and from North Shore along the Southern

Pegasus Bay track.

The Blue Track start is clearly marked and begins

about 200 metres from the main car park.

Key Highlights:

• Bottle Lake is an exotic pine forest of

approximately 800 hectares.

• Tracks include long and short options to suit

all ages and levels of fitness

• Forest walks can be cool and shady on a hot

day

• A lot of bird life

STYX MILL

Duration of walk: A number of walks in the reserve

with Panako Walkway being popular. It is a 40

minute walk within the reserve.

Start location: Start from the Hussey Road car-park.

Key Highlights:

The reserve extends along the Styx River for

nearly 1.6km which provides a lovely setting for

walks and recreation.

• Dog exercise park within the reserve

There are 10 species of freshwater fish,

approximately 46 bird species to be seen and an

important spawning ground.

• A viewing platform makes a good place for fish

and bird spotting.

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SIMON

O’NEILL IN

CONCERT

WITH

WOOLSTON

BRASS

Proudly sponsored by John Rhind,

international superstar tenor Simon O’Neill

joins Christchurch’s iconic Woolston Brass

under the direction of Music Director Tyme

Marsters and compere Tim Beveridge to

perform tenor classics and raise funds for the

band’s future home.

New Zealand born, Simon O’Neill has

established himself as one of the finest

helden-tenors on the international stage.

He has frequently performed with the

Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House,

Covent Garden, Berlin, Hamburg and

Bayerische Staatsopern, Teatro alla Scala and

the Bayreuth, Salzburg, Edinburgh and BBC

Proms Festivals, appearing with a number of

illustrious conductors.

The Woolston Brass Band has been in

existence for 128 years having been the

most successful and recognised band in

New Zealand which consists of over thirty

musicians of all ages.

The band’s existing hall was damaged in the

earthquakes and after a five-year search, the

award-winning brass band has decided to

rebuild on their existing historic Dampier

Street site. Significant fundraising is now

sought to rebuild this rehearsal facility that

will host Woolston Brass and their pioneering

education programme – the Woolston Brass

Academy consisting of a learners group and

two training bands; Woolston Junior Band

and Woolston Concert Brass.

Simon O’Neill is proudly donating his

voice to help Woolston Brass raise funds

for the new band hall. The fundraising

concerts being held Friday 8 November at

the Christchurch James Hay Theatre and

Sunday 10 November at the Ashburton

Trust Event Centre will feature tenor classics

such as traditional Irish ballad Danny Boy

(Londonderry Air), Caruso written by Italian

composer Dalla, the famous Swedish Folk

Song (How Great Thou Art) and the iconic

aria Largo Al Factotum from Rossini’s opera

The Barber of Seville. Woolston Brass will

also perform contemporary brass band works

such as Tom Davoren’s Phoenix Rising and

the movement Phoenix from Peter Graham’s

War of the Worlds Suite, both of these works

emulate the rise of a Phoenix from the ashes

of destruction.

“I’m excited to perform with the

distinguished Woolston Brass in November.

I’ve always admired their musical excellence

and reputation and am honoured to be part

of their fundraising campaign to secure their

future home” said Simon O’Neill.

Concert tickets are available for purchase

from Ticketek (Christchurch Concert) and

TicketDirect (Ashburton Concert).

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FUNDRAISING

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At Holly Lea Village your health and wellbeing is our priority. We provide a supportive lifestyle

with a range of services that can be tailored to meet your individual requirements.

Construction has commenced on the Morven Apartments, eight spacious two bedroom

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FUNERAL

TRUSTS

8

LAW

LIVING

LIFE

People may know that they are entitled to

have funds set aside for a pre-paid funeral.

What many people may not be aware of

are the different options that exist and the

amount that each person is allowed to set

aside for their funeral which will not be

included in an assessment of their assets

under the present Work and Income rules.

Many people choose to enter into a pre-paid

funeral arrangement with a funeral director of

their choice. Generally speaking, this will be

for a set amount which is sufficient to cover

the costs of a funeral at today’s rates. Those

funds are then invested in a funeral trust by

the funeral director. If there is a shortfall at

the time of your death, your estate will need

to make up the difference. You should seek

advice before signing any contract.

Another option is to establish a Funeral

Trust to hold funds specifically for your

funeral costs. Everyone is entitled to have

a maximum of up to $10,000 set aside in a

Funeral Trust which is not included as part

of your assets under current

Work and Income policy. A

Funeral Trust is established by

the signing of a declaration and

appointment of (usually) two

people as trustees (normally

the same people as you have

nominated as the executors in

your Will). Then, the sum of

money you decide to deposit in the name

of the Trust is held for the express purpose

of paying for your funeral. In deciding the

amount it is important to keep in mind that

the funds are locked into the Trust and will

not be available to you in your lifetime. These

funds may be invested in an investment of

your trustees’ choice.

At the time of your death, the trustees are free

to decide which funeral director to engage

and the funds are immediately available to

pay towards your funeral costs. If there is a

balance left, this will form part of your estate,

and is distributed according to the terms of

your Will.

Setting aside surplus funds in a Funeral Trust

provides peace of mind that your loved ones

will have one less thing to worry about at the

difficult time after your death and is also a

good asset protection measure.

If you are interested in exploring more about

Funeral Trusts or other asset protection

methods you should seek legal advice from

someone experienced in this area of law. At

Harmans we have a specialist seniors team to

help you with any queries you may have. Give

Phillipa Shaw a call on 352-2293 to arrange

an appointment to discuss your situation.

Our pre-paid scheme provides

peace of mind in knowing that

your funeral details are in good

hands.

For more information call

0800 99 22 00

or to request a free information pack

The Lamb & Hayward Funeral

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managed by separate Trustees.


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19 Material for violin

strings (6)

21 Seedhead

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fragrant flowers (5,3)

27 Tool for cutting and

shaping wood (4)

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2 Wonderland girl (5)

4 Unrefined (6)

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6 Very old (7)

7 Momentous date in World War II

(1-3)

8 Farm livestock (6)

13 Item of jewellery (8)

15 Readily perceived pretence (7)

17 Earnings (6)

18 Relaxed (2,4)

20 Invited person (5)

22 Possessed (5)

23 Eras (4)

SOLUTIONS ON PAGE 10

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At Elloughton Village you’re in great company.

Our community is rich and varied, made up of friends and neighbours who

have led amazing, inspiring lives. Teachers, preachers, nurses, naturopaths,

pilots and sports champs - it’s really quite an extraordinary group of people

you will find living here.

With superb amenities, beautiful surrounds, tailored care services and

engaging activities, you too will find a rewarding, inspiring life waiting for you

at Elloughton Village.

Jesse Schell, our Site Manager, would love to take you on a personalised tour,

answer any questions you have and introduce you to our vibrant, ever-growing

community. Give us a call to make an appointment.

Brand new, world-class,

architecturally-designed,

2-bedroom stand alone villas,

priced from just $380,000.

Advanced care facilities

Available on site if you need them

Leave no pet behind

Your family pet is welcome here

Peace of mind

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Brand new villas

With leading brand appliances

Discover inspired living at Elloughton Village.

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Our Village sales office has more information and is open from

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12 Shake with cold (6)

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21 Seedhead of a dandelion (5)

24 Vine fruit (5)

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26 Climbing plant with fragrant

flowers (5,3)

27 Tool for cutting and shaping

wood (4)

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2 Wonderland girl (5)

4 Unrefined (6)

5 Walt Disney deer (5)

6 Very old (7)

7 Momentous date in World War II

(1-3)

8 Farm livestock (6)

13 Item of jewellery (8)

15 Readily perceived pretence (7)

17 Earnings (6)

18 Relaxed (2,4)

20 Invited person (5)

22 Possessed (5)

23 Eras (4)

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S W E E T P E A A D Z E

What to expect

Relax in the comfortable open plan lounge/

dining room while reminiscing over the

culture of New Zealand’s famous icons.

Sit in the garden, potter in the raised

garden bed planted with season fruits/

vegetables for your enjoyment.

Play bowls or be creative in our large

activities room, make some scones or

cookies in our fully functional Kitchen.

Feel free to be alone in your tranquil

bedroom, which you can personalise

to remind you of home.

This unique home offers

• Abilities focus

• Staffed with experienced qualified carers

• Small private units (10 beds)

• Personal ensuite

• Spacious bedrooms

• Family orientated atmosphere

Contact

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Pauline Proctor

Service Manager

Mobile 021 320 860 (anytime)

Phone 03 3350 297

Email Hoonhay@goldenhealthcare.co.nz

Hoon Hay House

16 Anvers Place, Hoon Hay

Christchurch 8025

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THE FORD

ENDURA

BY ROSS KIDDIE

If my memory serves me well, prior to evaluating

an Endura, the last Canadian-made Ford I drove

was the 1957 Customline my family owned and the

car that I used to get my driver licence.

Research suggests that it was built in the Oakville,

Ontario, manufacturing plant, the same facility that

today’s Endura comes from.

The old Customline sedan was very special, it was

V8-powered and amidst a plethora of English cars

in the Kiwi market it was bigger, more powerful

and for that reason had much appeal with me.

Today’s Endura is a sport utility vehicle which is

also a little different, while it arrives here in four

specification levels there is only one engine variant

and that is diesel-fed.

That is not a totally unique concept, Mazda’s CX-8

is also diesel only, and the Endura competes headto-head

with that car.

The Endura starts in the market at $53,490 (add

$3000 for all-wheel-drive), an ST-Line variant lists

at $64,990, while the Titanium, as evaluated, is

priced at $69,990. The latter wants for nothing, it

has all the trick electronics that Ford is building

into its models these days and it has luxury written

all over it.

In-cabin comfort is high while the specification

level is such that it could well be described as valuepacked

and if you are in Living Lifedemographic

with grandchildren in tow, they will simply love the

entertainment system, there are rear screens which

they can use for several different formats.

There is also a feel about the Endura that is quite

different, I describe it as the North American way

of manufacture, and it is just a little special.

The Endura isn’t large, at 4.8m it sits neatly

between Escape and Everest in Ford’s SUV line-up,

and although it is just a five-seater it has space to

burn on the inside.

Under the bonnet sits a four-cylinder turbocharged

engine of 1999cc. Immediately, I was drawn to its

subdued operation and quiet operating manner,

it’s really hard to pick that a diesel is lurking under

the bonnet, that is until you ask for performance.

It is an absolute stunner through the mid-range in

terms of output and acceleration.

Ford claims a healthy 400Nm torque figure, and

that is available all of the way from 2000rpm to

3000rpm, it will hunt up and down the rev band

willingly, almost like a petrol engine, such is its

free-revving nature and response. There’s also

140kW at the top end, and combined there is never

a point where power wilts.

In Titanium form drive is directed to all four

wheels through an eight-speed automatic

transmission. It, too, is responsible for the lively

flow of energy, there’s a gear for all moments, and

the gears shift without notice, they are eased in but

are quick nonetheless.

In terms of performance, the Endura will make

a standstill to 100km/h time of 8.8sec for the

1.8-tonne SUV, which is quite impressive. Ford also

lists a 6.7-litre per 100km (42mpg) combined cycle

average fuel usage rating which, by my reckoning,

is achievable and acceptable.

The Endura is classic SUV material, if you don’t

need the extra grip from four-wheel-drive there

is the front-drive only model, and it would be the

pick for me. However, I can report that the all-drive

model has stunning on-road handling behaviour.

It steers directly into a corner and there is much

feedback through the steering tiller.

When presented with a quick corner the Endura

leans ever so slightly, there is just enough firming

in the suspension to counteract gravitational forces,

while balance remains unaffected.

My wife and I were in Canada just a year or two

back sightseeing and visiting her cousins who

reside there, one of whom owns a Ford Edge,

which is the Endura badged for the Canadian

market. We travelled in it for only a short distance,

and it was fitted with a V6 petrol engine, but it was

enough for it to capture my attention.

The Endura is one of Ford’s global cars that will

constantly reward with performance, comfort and

economy.

Price– Ford Endura Titanium, $69,990

Dimensions – Length, 4834mm; width,

1981mm; height, 1742mm

Configuration – Four-cylinder,fourwheel-drive,1999cc,

140kW, 400Nm,

eight-speed automatic.

Performance – 0-100km/h, 8.8sec

Fuel usage – 6.7l/100km

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Thursday August 29 2019 The Star

THEATRE/ARTS 33

Filipino star on stage in Miss Saigon

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

A LEADING Filipino performer

has landed the starring role in

the upcoming production of

Miss Saigon.

Versatile singer and actor

Marcus Rivera will come from

Australia to play the demanding

role of The Engineer in the

Showbiz Christchurch season

which starts next month.

Born in Manila, Rivera

migrated to Sydney when he was

seven, and has led a successful

career working in musical

theatre, cabaret, film and

television.

Based on

Giacomo

Puccini’s

opera Madame

Butterfly, Miss

Saigon tells

the story of a

doomed love

Marcus

between a

United States GI

and Vietnamese

Rivera

girl during the Vietnam War.

Although the show is set

in Vietnam, it has a strong

following within the Filipino

community and has launched

the career of many established

Asian performers.

“A lot of Filipinos do love this

piece and they follow it anywhere

in the world . . . I am hoping the

Filipino community will come

out in droves in Christchurch,”

Rivera said.

Filipino musical theatre star

Lea Salonga originally played the

leading role of Kim in the West

End production of Miss Saigon

and became the first Asian

woman to win a Tony Award.

She was also a grand-finalist

in the Filipino television show

Search for a Star.

Although Rivera has toured

Australia twice while playing

The Engineer – and was an

understudy in British theatrical

producer Sir Cameron Anthony

Mackintosh’s version – he is

still “exhausted” when the

curtain comes down after each

performance.

•Miss Saigon will open at

the Isaac Theatre Royal

on September 27. To

book tickets, go to www.

showbiz.org.nz/miss-saigon

“I love the dark element about

(The Engineer) . . . he is not

only vocally demanding, he is

spiritually demanding, he is

physically demanding.”

Highlights from Rivera’s

career include producing and cohosting

the Filipino/Australian

comedy and variety television

programme, The Marcus and

Michelle Show, with Michelle

Baltazar, and winning the

McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod’s

2012 Counter Tenor Award.

Rivera believes growing up

around music in the Philippines

is a reason behind the success

of Filipinos on the international

theatre stage.

“Everyone has a karaoke

machine in every household. If

you ever go to the Philippines

DANCE:

Marcus

Rivera

playing the

demanding

role of The

Engineer

in the

Packemin

Production

of Miss

Saigon.

you will hear everyone in your

neighbourhood just singing in

their lounge room.”

Rivera said the reason

Miss Saigon has launched

many performers’ careers is

due to the musical score being

“absolutely gorgeous” to sing and

the themes of survival, sacrifice

and a mother’s love for her

children.

“Anytime in the history of the

world you go through war . . . it

devastates communities, families

and, unfortunately, it is a theme

that is still rather current in parts

of the world.”

www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.nz


The Star Thursday August 29 2019

34

FOOD

news online at www.star.kiwi

BONELESS ROAST PORK

WITH APPLES

CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

WITH ORANGES AND

ROSEMARY

Ingredients

5 tablespoons olive oil

6 tablespoons rosemary leaves

1 tablespoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground

black pepper

1.5kg chicken drumsticks

1/2 medium navel orange, cut

into six very thin slices and

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Depending on which variety of

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staggered harvest over summer.

Planting certified seed potatoes

are your best chance at growing

a healthy abundant crop. I

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potatoes – these are often treated

with sprout inhibitors, and prone

to disease.

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Here are four kiwi favourites I’ve

picked to help get you started.

Cliff Kidney is a fast-growing

variety (three months) and great

for containers. It has a slightly

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feel – so good for boiling. Agria

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and again, are both suitable for

container growing or planting in

your garden. Agria is a yellow,

Beware of late frosts

ALTHOUGH hints of

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are often a feature of

September.

Even though it may feel

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temperatures.

It’s time for final preparation

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earnest in October. If the

soil is still wet, delay digging

as there is no advantage

working with very wet

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Plant out veges that can

oval-shaped potato – also ideal

for boiling. And Ilam Hardy is a

rounder and white-fleshed, allpurpose

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You can use it for most types of

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withstand late cold conditions

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month’s including beetroot,

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carrots, lettuces, onions,

peas radish, silverbeet and

spinach.

Winter flowing annuals

such as primulas are now

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some of the more robust

summer flowering annuals

in September like alyssum,

calendula, cornflower, nemesia,

snapdragons, strawflowers

and sweetpeas.

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resistance, so a good option to try

if you’ve had problems with rot in

the past.

Whichever variety you plant,

try to vary your potato locations

in the garden from year to year.

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disease, don’t plant them where

you grew your tomatoes last year

have burst into new growth

at the first indication of

warmer weather.

Early season is the best

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and flowers will soon

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October.

Bulbs are blooming

and adding fragrance and

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plantings can be left in the

ground to naturalise in permanent

positions so don’t

lift them.

either. This is because they are

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Now you’ve selected your

varieties, you need to make sure

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plant them.

Take the seed potatoes out of

their bag, and place in a light and

airy space to sprout – but not

in direct sun. Try placing in an

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sprouts to reach 2-4cm high. This

takes a few weeks, leaving you

plenty of time to get your vege

plots or containers sorted.

To prepare your garden, turn

over old soil and remove any

old clumpy vege roots, then dig

through manure or compost if

needed. Scatter some potato food,

really mixing it through the soil.

This will help you grow high yielding,

quality potatoes. Next, dig

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10cm deep and 45 cm apart, if

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soil. Give an initial watering, but

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add a bit more soil to cover over

any new shoots until you’ve got a

mound around 20cm high.

If you’re short on ground

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flying solo at training

• By Gordon Findlater

A YEAR AGO Ethan Rusbatch

was training by himself at a gym

in Hornby after he was unable

to secure a professional overseas

contract. Now he’s playing against

NBA stars.

Rusbatch, 27, was last week

named in the Tall Blacks final

squad for the FIBA Basketball

World Cup after an impressive

string of performances in the

black singlet during warm-up

games against Japan and Canada.

The Christchurch baller is

currently in China with the

Tall Blacks and this week has

tested himself against NBA stars

Frank Ntilikina, Rudy Gobert,

Nikola Jokic, Boban Marjanovic

and Marco Belenelli during

pre-tournament matches against

France, Serbia and Italy.

On Tuesday night Rusbatch

scored 11 points in a 88-82 win

over No 13 ranked Italy.

The Tall Blacks start their

World Cup campaign against

Brazil at 8pm (NZ time) before

two more pool games against

Montenegro and Greece, which

will feature NBA MVP Giannis

Antetokounmpo.

“It hasn’t quite set in yet . . .

there’s little bits that make you

pinch yourself because you’re

playing against the likes of Nikola

Jokic, Boban Marjanovic and all

of these world-class players,” said

Rusbatch.

His drive to train like a

full-time professional while

stranded at home is now reaping

rewards. This time last year,

Rusbatch had finished the NBL

with the Hawkes Bay Hawks and

trained alone until beginning this

year’s Hawks campaign, which

saw him lead the team to a grandfinal

appearance and named the

league’s most improved player.

“I put myself in the best

position to play at a high level.

If I was training in a team

environment it would have helped

me a little bit more, but I think I

do enough and train pretty hard

to be at this level,” said Rusbatch.

Earlier this month, he had one

of his best performances for the

Tall Blacks, top-scoring with 16

points off the bench in a 104-87

win over Japan.

The shooting guard/small

forward is yet to be snatched up

by a team this year, meaning

the World Cup will not just be

an opportunity for him to help

New Zealand replicate the kind

of performances which saw

them finish fourth at the 2002

tournament, but also showcase

his abilities on the world stage.

“I just want to put myself in a

position where I can play yearround

and don’t have to work a

regular job,” said Rusbatch.

IN FORM: Ethan Rusbatch

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with a 16-point performance

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Step towards

Olympic goal

• By Gordon Findlater

SEAN LIDDICOAT and Jordan

Spain will travel to Australia next

week to push their case for a spot

at the Olympics.

This week the pair have been

in Auckland for a team camp

ahead of the trip to Australia. On

Saturday Spain will look to help

his Cashmere Technical side to a

win over Caversham. Meanwhile,

Liddicoat – who plays for Coastal

Spirit – will be unable to help play

a role in deciding the winners

of the Southern Football League

after being sent off for a second

yellow card offence in his side’s

recent 1-5 loss to Tech.

Next week Spain and Liddicoat

will head to New South

Wales with the The 21-man New

Zealand under 23 side. They will

play Australia in two games on

September 6 and 9.

The U23 sides have met 10

times over the years with New

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in Auckland in 2004.

Following the games

New Zealand will continue

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Win not enough to take trophy

• By Gordon Findlater

IF CASHMERE Technical are to

claim their second consecutive

Southern Football League title

they will require a favour from

one of their fiercest rivals.

On Saturday, Tech travel to

Dunedin face Caversham AFC.

If they are to return home and

find the SFL trophy still in their

trophy cabinet they will need

to win the game and also hope

Coastal Spirit hold league leaders

Nelson Suburbs to at least a

draw a day later at Christchurch

Football Centre in Yaldhurst.

Tech will hope Coastal are in

a forgiving mood. In their last

match Tech thumped Coastal

5-1.

“After the match we pretty

much begged them [Coastal]

to get a result,” said Tech coach

Dean Hutchison.

Earlier this year Tech cruised

to the Mainland Premier League

title. However, a 0-1 loss to

Nelson last month has left them

playing catch up in the SFL.

“We just needed to control the

things we could and hope they

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. . . they have and it shows that

it’s a competitive league,” said

Hutchinson.

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If Cashmere secure three

points, a few Cashmere supporters

and players could be in attendance

at the Coastal v Nelson

match.

Unfortunately for Tech, Coastal

will be without striker Ash

Wellbourn – a former prolific

scorer for Tech – due to injury.

However, Coastal will be out

to end their campaign on a

high.

‘We’ll be going out there to

win the game,” said Coastal

coach Ekow Quainoo.

“We want to prove to everyone

we can be the best team in the

South Island.”

Tech are also in the hunt

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Bell to take over

as Sydenham

cricket coach

• By Gordon Findlater

FORMER BLACK Caps batsman

Matthew Bell has been appointed

as the new Sydenham premier

coach.

Bell, 42, played 18 tests and

seven one-day internationals for

New Zealand between 1998 and

2008. At test level, he scored two

centuries and averaged 24.30. He

also played more than 300 domestic

matches for Northern Districts

and Wellington over 17 years. He

is currently a contracted coach

for New Zealand Cricket and the

White Ferns assistant coach.

The former test opener will take

over from Chris Harris at Sydenham,

who has held a player/coach

role with the club. However, with

Harris’ Sky commentary commitments

likely to restrict him to the

white ball form of the game for

the upcoming season, a new coach

across all formats was pursued.

“He’s [Bell] now in Christchurch

and it just sort of made sense

because I’m sort of coming to the

end really and it was quite good

timing,” said Harris.

For the past six years Harris has

been a player coach at Sydenham.

This coming summer he is set

to achieve the incredible feat of

playing premier grade cricket at

the age of 50.

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Scholarship gets Kennedy to Canada

SOFIA KENNEDY is heading to

North America on a basketball

scholarship but unlike most she is

not bound for the United States,

instead choosing to attend the

University of Windsor in Canada.

What makes Sofia’s situation

even more interesting is that she is

a dual-international and also had

the option of an athletics scholarship.

Last year the 19-year-old played

for basketball New Zealand at the

2018 FIBA U18 Asia Championship

in India and also competed

for her country at the secondary

schools cross-country world

championships in France in the

same year.

“I was originally looking at getting

both a basketball scholarship

and a cross-country scholarship,

but it turned out that the seasons

• By Gordon Findlater

A MIX of future stars of the

game and fringe Mitre 10 Cup

players begin their campaign

with Canterbury’s B side on

Saturday.

This year Canterbury B have

an extended eight-game season

after changes to the way the

would have collided too much and

managing two high-level sports

as well as my studies probably

would’ve been a bit much,” Kennedy

said.

The 19-year-old departed for

Ontario yesterday and is excited

about her unorthodox basketball

pathway.

The things I’m most excited

about are the opportunities to

get better at basketball, study

something I’m really interested in

and experience life in a different

country.

“My goal is to use my basketball

to get a degree that I’m interested

in and also to improve my game as

much as I can,” Kennedy said.

Windsor University is coached

by Chantal Vallée who has led

the Lancers to five Canadian

University National titles.

rep programmes work around

the country were made. In the

coming months they will play

other B sides from the likes of

Otago, Tasman, Southland and

Auckland.

Coach Bevan Sisson is confident

his young crop can push

their case for the title and higher

honours going forward when

MULTI-TALENTED: Sofia Kennedy is taking her

basketball skills to Canada.

Canterbury B start campaign on Saturday

they begin against Otago on Saturday.

This week the side is also

likely to feature a Canterbury

Mitre 10 Cup regular.

“We have a few that will go up

and down from the Canterbury

side. Rameka [Poihipi] is playing

with us this weekend because

Ryan Crotty is playing, but then

he’ll go back up once Crotty

joins the All Blacks,” said Sisson.

The side had pre-season wins

over Mid-Canterbury and West

Coast and have now been bolstered

by a number of Ellesmere

players after their 41-28 win over

North Canterbury in the Southbridge

Shield at the weekend.

Saturday’s opening game kicks

off at noon at Burnside Park.

Helping rugby players a ‘dream job’

ATTACK: Maree Bowden

was the Tactix captain

from 2010 to 2012.

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

yesteryear. This week Gordon Findlater talks to former Tactix and Flames

mid-courter Maree Bowden

MAREE BOWDEN was a

mid-court maestro for the

Canterbury Flames and Tactix

from 1999-2013. And she still

plays an instrumental role in

sport, except now it’s rugby.

Bowden, 39, is the Canterbury

Rugby personal development

manager. She helps players in the

Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup team,

Crusaders academy and women’s

high-performance programme

with their lives off the field to

ensure they are prepared for

their transition out of rugby.

“This is my dream job. I love

it,” she said. “It’s working with

athletes and high-performance

sport, all those things wrapped

up into one. I still feel involved

as part of a team and work with

people who want to be the best

they can be, that’s what I really

love about my job,” said Bowden.

Her husband Peter Bowden – a

former Highlanders lock – is the

Crusaders assistant performance

analyst and head analyst for the

Canterbury Mitre 10 Cup team.

“As you can imagine, Mitre

10 Cup season in our house is

pretty hectic. Luckily, we have a

four-year-old who loves rugby

and thinks he’s one of the boys,”

she said.

Bowden grew up in Alexandra

and played netball there until

becoming a boarder at St

Kevin’s College in Oamaru. She

played for her school side and

North Otago representative

teams. While studying at Otago

University, she played for the

Otago under-21 side before

moving to Christchurch in 1999

to attend teachers college.

She became a key part of a

successful Flames team, which

between 2000 and 2004 made

four grand-final appearances,

but lost to the Southern Steel on

each occasion.

“We had such legends in

our team like Julie Seymour,

Belinda Colling, Ange Mitchell,

Vilimaina Davu, Anna Galvan,

Belinda Charteris and Tasha

Marshall. In terms of learning

for me coming second year out of

school, they were the best people

to learn from,” said Bowden.

Part of the team’s success could

be put down to their no-holdsbarred

training mentality, which

translated right through to their

captain’s runs.

“It was meant to be more of a

low-key, friendly affair, but it was

always full-on defence versus

attack. I don’t know how anyone

didn’t get injured just before the

game because the defence ran

hard and the attack wasn’t going

to get beaten,” she said.

Unlike the landscape of netball

today, the Flames players were

semi-professional. While playing

for the side, Bowden worked

full-time as a teacher at Selwyn

House School.

“You had a gym window

where you meet and do your

gym training Monday and

Wednesday. Tuesday and

Thursday you would have team

training at night and you’d play

at the weekend,” she said.

Bowden’s displays for the

Flames saw her make her Silver

Ferns debut in 2006. She won a

silver medal with the side at the

2007 world championships in

Auckland and in 2010 captained

the team to a Fast5 Netball

World Series title in Liverpool.

In 2008 netball went

professional with the

implementation of the

transtasman ANZ championship

and the Tactix.

“Australia was our toughest

foe, so it was exciting because I’d

played in the national league for

seven years. It was nice to play

different players and come up

against that tough Australian

style. It was an exciting new

challenge,” said Bowden.

In 2009 the Tactix recorded

their best ever season in the

competition, finishing sixth.


IT’S BEEN a cracker of a week

for the test cricket – the best

format of the game.

Firstly Ben Stokes giving it

to the Aussies and keeping the

Ashes well and truly alive, to

Tom Latham continuing to stake

him claim as one of the best

batsmen on the globe right now

with his 10th test century to help

New Zealand to a win over Sri

Lanka.

Their next red ball test will

come at home against England

in November before one of the

biggest series in our history

when he head across the ditch for

three-test series against Australia

– including the Black Caps first

Boxing Day test appearance at

the MCG since 1980.

The current Black Caps side

look the best chance of beating

Australia in test series since the

last and only time it was done in

1985. The side will also be chasing

their first win in Australia

since a famous upset in Hobart

in 2011.

When this year’s tour rolls

round in December the 1985 and

2011 series are sure to be receive

plenty of reference. However,

the tour to Australia I rate the

highest is the easily forgettable

battlers of 2001, who almost re-

NEARLY MEN: Nathan Astle,

Adam Parore, Lou Vincent

and Stephen Fleming all

made centuries in Perth.

corded a series win over arguably

the greatest ever test side.

When the Black Caps travelled

across the ditch in late 2001 a

0-3 drubbing was on the cards.

Australia’s line-up of Justin

Langer, Matthew Hayden, Ricky

Ponting, Mark Waugh, Steve

Waugh, Damien Martyn, Adam

Gilchrist, Shane Warne, Jason

Gillespie, Brett Lee and Glenn

McGrath had no weak link.

However, a heavily rain-affected

first test in Brisbane meant the

for Bowden

FAMILY: Maree, Parker and Peter Bowden with the Super

Rugby trophy.

However, they would go on to

finish the next three seasons in

last.

In 2010 Bowden took over the

captaincy until her retirement

in 2012.

Following netball, she went

back to teaching and had her

son Parker before taking up her

current role with Canterbury

Rugby.

Bowden is still a voice for

netball as part of the Sky

commentary team during the

ANZ Premiership.

She is also in business with

John Quinn and Gemma

McCaw. They run a programme

called Performance Wellbeing,

which combines the science

of well-being with the tools

of high-performance sport to

enable people to thrive both

inside and outside of work.

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Aussies didn’t have enough time

to bowl the Black Caps out twice.

Before the second test in Hobart

the 2001 Black Caps battlers

found time to lose a four-day

match to South Australia, but

once again rain and bad light

would save the Kiwis in test two.

The third and final test would

take place in Perth. Australia and

Warney knew the Perth climate

would let them spend five full

days on the field rather than on

smoko, and they could surely

sniff a series win.

The battlers had other ideas

though.

After electing to bat first it

looked like the slide was on when

Mark Richardson and Matthew

Sinclair departed early to have

the battlers at 19-2. However, a

little known opener would go

onto to do what he did best and

defied the odds. Lou Vincent became

just the 74th man to score a

century on debut and combined

LOVE MIGHT mean nothing

when it comes to tennis scoring,

but clubs across New Zealand

are encouraging Kiwis to love

tennis during a nationwide open

weekend on September 7 and 8.

More than 120 clubs nationwide

will be taking part in Love

Tennis 2019, including 28 clubs

in the Canterbury region from

Ashburton to Oxford.

These clubs will open

their doors each day of

the weekend from 1-4pm,

providing giveaways and free,

fun entertainment. The event

introduces the sport of tennis

to a wider community through

engaging all ages.

The success of Love Tennis

2018 led to the event being

recognised as a finalist for the

Sport Canterbury Event of the

Year, and this year promises to

be even better.

Many New Zealanders drive

past their local tennis club

every day, but don’t often think

too much about what goes on

behind the fence. Love Tennis

opens the gates for everyone to

play.

“Tennis is a game for everyone.

Kiwis often have a

racquet stored away at home

and enjoy the fun of a social hit

with friends. Love Tennis is all

about celebrating our great game

7 MARCH

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Time to remember the

Black Caps battlers of 2001

One-eyed Cantab

Gordon Findlater

gordon.findlater@starmedia.kiwi

with Stephen Fleming for a 199-

run partnership to have the team

in a position of power.

Two further centuries from

Nathan Astle and Adam Parore –

who combined for a mammoth 253

eighth-wicket partnership – enabled

the battlers to declare for 534.

Enter Daniel Vettori producing

more flight than turn for a sixwicket

bag and all of a sudden the

Aussies were out for 351 and the

Black Caps had a 183 run lead . . .

the battlers went onto declare 256

after lunch on day four and when

Shane Bond – in just his second

test – removed Langer in the

third over it looked game on.

Unfortunately, in true unbeatable

Aussie fashion, Gilchrist

saved embarrassment with an

unbeaten knock of 82 to see the

battlers fall just three wickets

short of what would have easily

been one of test cricket’s greatest

ever series upsets.

Lest we forget the 2001 battlers.

Fall in love with tennis at

Love Tennis open weekend

together, getting out in your

local community and enjoying

what your local club can offer.

People of any age or skill level

can pick up a racquet and have a

lot of fun together,’’ Tennis New

Zealand’s National Love Tennis

co-ordinator and creator Mel

Jansen said.

“Kids, adults and families can

make the most of this free event,

meet new people and perhaps

find a new passion,” she says.

All Love Tennis attendees

across New Zealand have the

chance to win one of six trips

for two to the 2020 ASB Classic,

enjoying the action from Tennis

New Zealand’s corporate suite.

Hell Pizza is supporting the

initiative by providing 200

vouchers for each club to give

away to event attendees as well

as supporting club volunteers

with free pizza.

“Our Love Tennis relationship

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Coastal make Kate

Sheppard Cup final

The Coastal Spirit women’s

side have advanced to the

Kate Sheppard Cup final

after defeating Wellington

United 1-0 in extra-time at

the weekend. The win in the

capital means Coastal will

now head to Auckland to play

Eastern Suburbs in the final

on September 8. The match at

North Harbour Stadium will

also be a curtainraiser for the

Chatham Cup final between

Melville United and Napier

City Rovers.

Britt swaps Rams

for Perth Wildcats

Canterbury Rams points

guard Taylor Britt will take his

talents to the Australian NBL

after picking up a development

player contract with the Perth

Wildcats. The 22-year-old,

who stands at 188cm and

weighs 79kg, is coming off

his third season with the

Rams. Over the New Zealand

NBL season, he averaged five

points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8

assists per game and helped

take the Rams to the Final

Four. Britt is now in Perth

training with his new team.

is a great opportunity for local

Hell store owners to support

their communities. We’re

donating over 25,0000 Hell pizza

vouchers to incentivise people

to come along and give tennis

a go, keep active and enjoy a

fun, social environment,’’ Ben

Cumming, general manager of

Hell said.

Clubs will be out in force in

the coming weeks, promoting

Love Tennis in their local

communities with a range of

flyers, posters and promotions.

Enjoy some good Kiwi hospitality

at your local tennis club on

September 7 and 8 from 1-4pm.

Tennis equipment will be

provided by participating clubs

free of charge and all will offer

games, prizes, a barbecue and

giveaways.

•For more information, visit

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PEUGEOT HAS long had

a reputation for producing

some of the world’s most

exciting hot hatchbacks.

Nothing has changed,

there’s a plethora of past

models that have served the

performance car enthusiast

well – it all stems from

the popularity of the first

real gem from the French

company – the 205 GT.

That car inspired the

direction Peugeot have

taken with its hot hatch

line-up, and in recent years

there’s been a succession

both in the 200 series and

300 series.

Interestingly, today’s

hot hatch offering is in

the 308 range, and the 308

GT tries hard to live up

to the reputation of the

past. However, it has been

dumbed down a little.

Sure, it’s sold with the

marketing campaign of

225hp in imperial terms,

and that competes with

other sporty models from

Europe, but in comparison

to the last time I drove

the 308 hot hatch, power

is down from 200kW to

165kW.

Nevertheless, it’s still an

exciting car, and one I’d be

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by a 1.6-litre turbocharged

unit which has found its

way across several vehicles

from the Citroen/Peugeot

stable, including the 508

GT Fastback which I

evaluated in June.

Some might argue that

1.6-litre is hardly the

powerhouse for a sports

car, but I can report that

it is up to scratch, even

in the 508. It is also rated

with a fabulous 300Nm of

torque available from just

1900rpm; consequently, it

is an admirable performer.

Not surprisingly, the

308 GT is quick, Peugeot

claim a 7.4sec standstill

to 100km/h time, and

accelerating through a

quick highway overtake,

the test car stopped the

clock at 4.5sec (80km/h to

120km/h).

Because of its capacity

there aren’t big cylinders to

fill with fuel. Consequently,

the 308 GT also gets a

remarkable fuel usage

rating. Peugeot also claims

a 5.7-litre per 100km

(50mpg) combined cycle

average. My testing time

included a 5.5l/100km

(53mpg) instantaneous

readout at 100km/h (engine

speed 1800rpm), and a

7l/100km (40mpg) average

figure when I returned the

car to the dealership. All of

these figures are impressive,

the evaluation car was only

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odometer when I picked it

up, so the engine was still

tight, yet economy wasn’t

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Unlike the previous

generation GT, today’s is an

automatic gearbox model

only; disappointingly, a

manual gearbox is not

available in New Zealand.

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GT, $46,990

• Dimensions –

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width, 1801mm;

height, 1447mm

• Configuration

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1598cc, 165kW,

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• Performance –

0-100km/h, 7.4sec

• Fuel usage –

5.7l/100km

However, elsewhere it has

been engineered specifically

for those who like to be

well involved in the driving

process, the suspension is

well-firmed, it’s not hard,

but it is optimised to accept

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cornering.

I took the GT on a

high country loop which

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twists and turns. It is a

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it usher in speed forcefully

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composed body balance

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Providing the grip are

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Michelin Pilot tyres (225/45

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applied on corner exit.

A feature which I found

very entertaining is the

dynamic sport system.

If you initiate a consolemounted

switch the GT

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enters a frenetic, manic

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to find the displays overly

useful, but I can report that

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which is easily controllable.

Not only is it a car of true

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As a series, the 308 sits

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Peugeot’s line-up for

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Knowing what could happen

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Life can sometimes take

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Knowing what could

happen to your deposit

and sale and purchase

agreement if your

circumstances suddenly

change and you are unable

to complete the deal

will leave you in a much

stronger position.

There are many “whatifs”

to consider when

buying a home and I urge you to talk through your

concerns with your lawyer or conveyancer as soon as

your circumstances change,” says Real Estate Authority

(REA) chief executive, Kevin Lampen-Smith.

“A sale and purchase agreement is a legally binding

contract between you and the seller, which becomes

unconditional once the allocated time for meeting

your conditions has been reached,” says Lampen-Smith.

“Once the agreement for sale and purchase becomes

unconditional, then you not only don’t get your

deposit back, but also face the likelihood of having

to purchase the property – even if you can’t afford

to – or having to cancel the agreement and be sued

for any loss the seller suffers as a result of you failing

to settle the sale. So, if your circumstances suddenly

change, you’ll need to speak to your lawyer as soon as

possible.”

Getting finances sorted to buy a property isn’t easy,

but understanding the different deposits when you

buy a house can help. There are two different kinds

of deposits – the deposit you pay when you make an

offer and your bank deposit.

A buyer will usually be required to pay a deposit

when the sale and purchase agreement is signed by

both parties. The deposit paid is often about 10 per

cent of the total price you are offering – you can negotiate

a different rate if you need to – and is usually

held in a trust account by the real estate agent. The

real estate agent takes their commission fee out of this

amount when the agreement becomes unconditional

and the remaining balance goes to the seller.

When you arrange a home loan with a bank, you

must have a certain amount of funds to use as a

deposit – your bank deposit. This deposit will more

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than likely be different from

the amount your sale and

purchase agreement states that

you must pay the seller. For

example, your bank may need

you to have 20 per cent of the

purchase price available as a

bank deposit in order to secure

your mortgage, even if you only

have to pay the seller a 10 per

cent deposit.

“When drawing up a sale and

purchase agreement, you can

include conditions of the sale,

such as a title search, valuation, LIM report, obtaining

finance, obtaining insurance and builder’s inspection,”

Lampen-Smith says.

“Including conditions can really help – you can even

negotiate your sale and purchase deposit.”

“If you find that you need extra time to complete

any conditions of the purchase, you must speak to

your lawyer or conveyancer immediately. They will

negotiate with the seller through their real estate

agent or lawyer or conveyancer,” Lampen-Smith says.

“Any changes to the conditions will need to be added

to the sale and purchase agreement and signed off

by you and the seller. If your conditions are not able

to be met, eg, the building fails the property inspection,

then you may be able to cancel the agreement

and then your deposit will be refunded to you.”

“It’s very important that you speak to a lawyer

before finalising your offer conditions so that they

adequately protect you if something that you find out

about the property during the conditional period is

not to your satisfaction,” Lampen-Smith says.

There is potential that defaulting on a sale, because

of finances, could affect future borrowing. Talk this

through with your lawyer and it would also be wise

to seek advice from a qualified financial adviser. A

financial adviser may also be able to talk you through

the pros and cons of income protection insurance for

situations such as sickness, disability, unemployment

and death.”

“In life, there are so many things we cannot be sure

of, but it’s always worth doing your homework and

seeking solid professional advice when purchasing a

home.”

For independent guidance and information on

buying or selling, check out settled.govt.nz.

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PLUMBER

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Thursday August 29 2019 The Star 45

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

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Free quotes,

call Craig

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AAA HANDYMAN

licensed carpenter

LBP, all property and

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installations, with free

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245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

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LAYING

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foundations, ph 342 9340

or 021 853 033

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Repairs & Extensions

Free quotes. Discount for

pensioners. Ph Mike 03

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0374

BUILDER LBP &

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com

BUILDER - LBP

Very experienced and

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building requirements.

Call Russell 027 439 2781

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BUILDING

MAINtENANCE

Repair, timber, brick,

concrete, tree care,

welding, painting, gutters,

fences & anything else.

20 yrs exp. free quotes, ph

Mark 027 4370 048

CARPEt LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz 6

CARPEtLAYER

35yrs experience. Special

rates for seniors. Prompt

service. Ph 021 046 0231

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35yrs experience. Special

rates for seniors. Prompt

service. Ph 021 046 0231

CARPENtER

BUILDER

Licensed Building

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All carpentry & building

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Alterations & property

upgrades.Laundries /

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replaced. Specialising in

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timber, fascia boards,

window, windowsills etc.

John Sandford, ph 329

4616, mob 027 5189 598

johnsandford2@gmail.

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442-2219, Fax 359-6052

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027 516 0669

ELECtRICIAN

Available, 30 years

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ph Brian 027 433 9548

No Call out fee

ELECtRICIAN

All types of domestic

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quick response, efficient

service, free quotes,

city -wide. No call out

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

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

7331384.

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25 yrs exp. Fencing, all

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0273 313 223

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1920

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Quality timber fencing -

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027 951 8892

GLAZIER

Glass repairs - pet doors

- conservatory roofs. Exp

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022 413 3504 or 981-1903

GLAZIER

Glass repairs - pet doors

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Tradesman. Call Bill on

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

HANDYMAN

All handyman services eg:

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locks, moss spraying etc.

Discount for pensioners.

Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

668

HANDY - DAN

General Handyman for

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do spouting cleans and

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maintenance. NO JOB TO

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BUILDER

All repairs & maintenance.

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spouting, roofing,

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Ian 021 684-885

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REPAIRMAN

20 yrs exp.No job too

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Reasonable rates.Free

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/0272853083

Trades & Services

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Kanga & small digger

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Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

LAWNMOWING

You Grow I Mow. Free

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252 1801

OVEN CLEANING

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PAINtING

PLAStERING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family run

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Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

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All jobs, none too small.

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James 0220 652 637

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30 years experience,

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PLAStER MASONRY

PAINtING, tILING

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Roofing & Brick

Repairs, Stucco, Fixing,

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35 yrs exp . Free quotes.

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022

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renovatons, alterations.

Canty born. Ph 022

0874351

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specialist, holes, cracks,

renovatons, alterations.

Canty born. Ph 022

0874351

PLAStERING (INt)

Experience and

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020 4183 8909

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Trades & Services

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Van & Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

022

SPOUtING

CLEANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out. Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

SPOUtING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

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

Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

WINDOW CLEANING

Average 3 brm house

inside or out from $40.

Both from $70 Phone

Trevor 344-2170

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

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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

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2010 j ep patriot

$14,999

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S e page 5 for details

A fordable new parts available for BMW / MERCEDES BENZ / AUDI

454 St Asaph Str et, 03 378 1818 or 021 480 201

NO dEPOSIT

$49 PEr W Ek

2013 TOYOTA PRIUS

HYBRID

Trave led 79, 89km’s,

very economical.

LEATHER INTERIOR

$11,999 +

ORC

mazda 2

2012, 5 sp ed, 92, 0kms, NZ new,

side airbags, popular model.

$6,950

S e our ad on

the back page.

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Phone (03) 342 3434

2006 NISSAN FUGA

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Twin Airbags,

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$8,990

275 Colombo St, Christchurch.

Cnr Colombo & Milton Sts. Ph: 337 9629.

CAR AUDIO

AUDIO VISUAL

CAR SECURITY

CE LULAR

Terms, conditions & lending criteria a ply

REVERSE CAMERAS

RADAR DETECTORS

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AERIALS

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TM

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Terms & conditions a ply.

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ON SALE Was $14, 90

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2016 Suzuki

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G od People, G od Service, G od Cars

w.g odcars.nz

OPEN 7 DAYS

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*Terms & conditions a ply. *Finance subjec to credit and lending criteria. *On Road Costs A ply.

$112pw *

$4,995

* Terms and conditions apply

Inch Quality

European

393 Fe ry Road, Christchurch

P 03 389 6108 urbanauto.co.nz

NO dEPOSIT

$56 PEr WEEk

12 0 c, Petrol, 5 D or, Hatchback,

1,985km, 5 seats, automatic.

See page 4 for details

ONLY

Ph 08 0 421 6 1

2010 VOlVO XC60

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seats, auto/tiptronic, AWD, all electrics,

fully loaded – top spec, safety cameras,

low 55,200km.

2 06

Honda CiviC 2.0S

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1 98 c auto, VTeC, cruise, a l

electrics, a loys, spot lights,

climate control, aBS brakes, efI.

S e more from our

fOrd fIESTa 5 SPEEd

2009, 5 speed, 5 door, 92,000kms,

NZ new, side airbags, great colour!

& uNDer SeLeCTIoN

TurN The page .

IPOD INTEGRATION

GPS/TRACKING

113 Sherborne St, Edgeware Ph (03) 377 8873

$29,999

541 Moorhouse Ave

Christchurch

Ph 03 3799528 or 0274366076

$7,950

S e our ad on

the back page.

S e our ad

on page 35

198 Yaldhurst Road,

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Phone (03) 342 3434

www.tcm4wd.co.nz

$79 PW

2017 HoldEn Barina ls HaTCH

1.6 Litre, 6 spd auto, 5 star ancap,

reverse cam, bluetooth, cruise,

alloys, choice of 2 NZ new.

from $13,995

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$9,999

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A fordable new parts available for BMW / MERCEDES BENZ / AUDI

454 St Asaph Str et, 03 378 1818 or 021 480 201

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S E OUR AD ON PAGE 15

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2009 lexUS IS 250

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91, 0kms, black leather interior.

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$21,999 +

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1 95 ni san safari granroad

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PLEASE TAKE ONE

For advertising enquiries, phone Anna Rossiter on 021 902 729

Thinking Finance for a New Car,

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Terms, conditions & lending criteria apply

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1800cc, 5 speed manual, turbo,

alloys, pioneer bluetooth stereo,

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FU L REPAIR SERVICE

AERIALS

IPOD INTEGRATION

GPS/TRACKING

PLEASE TAKE ONE

• Very a tractive interest rates

• Up to 5yr term available

• Very low kms

NO DEPOSIT!

Terms & conditions a ply.

Ce l 0272 424 76 Ce l 021 8 5 84

2 09

Volkswagen

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Sporty & fun, 1 Year Wa ranty

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alloys, pion er bluet oth stereo,

air cond, spoiler.

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TurN The page .

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on page 35

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46 The Star Thursday August 29 2019

The Star Classifieds

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Cars, Trucks, Vans, 4WD

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Car Parts

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Cars

$1,501 - $4,000

MITSUBISHI 380 SX,

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V6, 40mpg, spoiler, 17”

alloys., to see is to buy

$3000, ph 352 5963

Church Notices

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Sydenham Community

Centre

23/25 Hutcheson St

Address

Ron Griffiths

Clairvoyance

Ron Griffiths

Sunday 7pm

All Welcome

Phone 349-9749

Christian

sPiritUaList

ChUrCh

182 Edgeware Road

Sunday Service 7pm

Address

Hara

Clairvoyant

Hara

All Welcome

Phone 385 2569

Christian

Science Church

Sunday Service

10am – 11am

Sunday School

10am – 11am

Testimony Meeting

Wednesday 7:30pm

Reading Room

Tuesday 10am – 1pm

Wednesday 5pm – 7:30pm

Friday 12pm – 3pm

ALL WELCOME

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Car Parts

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325 Brougham Street

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Classic Cars &

Motorcycles

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

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turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

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ph 352 5963

Curtains

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tie backs,cushions,nets

& voiles plus alterations.

Free quotes.Ph Kay 980

1501 or 021 2571823. kay.

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Air Fryer, George Forman

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200 8479

BOOKS, large quantity of

novels. Ph 027 200 8479

JERRYCANS x2 20 ltre,

ex army well made & in

good cond, $50 ea, ph 027

549 0048 or 021 363 666

PANASONIC 50” TV.

Flat screen with remote.

HDMI ready. $400. Ph 022

033 1937

Queen size bed, couch &

paino. Excel cond. Ph 341-

6858

TV 32” & cabinet. $80

Ph 027 200 8479

WHITEBAIT NETS . 1

set plus go-bys, small $25.

Scoop Net, used twice, as

new $55. Ph 338-3428

Finance

CASH LOANS

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available.

Ph: 379 0178

for our brochure

or email

office@undertaker.co.nz

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

Funeral Directors

Christchurch Canterbury

Direct Cremations

“Just cremate me,

just what I wanted”

$1,745

Terms & Conditions Apply

Contact Laurie

and his team

03 974 1369

chchcanterburydirectcremations.co.nz

24 Hour Service

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MARSHLAND 754

Hawkins Rd, Sat & Sun

9am - 4pm. Monster g/

sale. 80% of stock new .

Also h/hold, tools priced

at 70% less than retail. All

second hand goods priced

to sell. New stock coming

each week.

Gardening

& Supplies

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watering

by using

Magic Mulch

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Instructions at

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tree pruning, Lawns,

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reliable general property

upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10

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service. Nick’s Garden

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your garden beautiful.

Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

& 022 264 7452

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rubbish removal, cleanups,

expert pruning, hedge

trimming, tree cutting,

good rates, no job too CATS

big or too small, half the

price of a franchise. WINZ

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Ph 027 551 4118

Non-Service Cremation $1,745

Commital service with cremation $3,950

Chapel service with cremation $6,500

Family burial service from $3,400

Just Funerals, a family owned and

operated company with qualified,

registered and experienced staff.

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The Dental Hygiene Centre At Idris

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Handy Person

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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

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Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

Health & Beauty

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MALE Masseur, relax

massage, waxing for men,

8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756

Personals

Business man looking for

lady in 50’s for good time,

friendship. Ph 027 223

0948

CHARMING MATURE

PROF MAN.

(Ret), single,NS, living

in NW of city, seeks a

slim perky zesty & happy

single lady for company,

outings etc.

Ph 027 6594425

MINUTE MATCH Speed

dating 25 - 35 yrs. Tickets

at www.eventbrite.co.nz

MUSIC loving guy, young

looking 61, 5ft 9in tall, med

build, brown hair would

like to meet attractive

stylish female companion

35 -55 who loves concerts

and live theatre.. Also

like sports, movies, cafes

& travel.Genuine replies

onlyplease. Lets meet for

coffee. Txt 021 0278 1736.

Pets & Supplies

UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

Ph 3555-022 or email

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

Ph 3555-022 or email

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

Wanted To Buy

WANTED

SLEEP

OUTS

ANYTHING

CONSIDERED

Building Removals

349 9633

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AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

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china, coins, medals,

furniture, furs, jewellery,

tools, old photos, estate.

Ph 385-5117

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old china, crystal, art,

Royal Doulton , Royal

Albert etc. Best prices,

free appraisal. Call Rob

027 299 7232 or 349-4229

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Executive

Best Motorbuys Magazine

Friday 23rd August 2019 | No. 612

• Full time position

• Help drive Christchurch’s only

weekly full gloss motoring

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• Excellent commission opportunities

Public Notices

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location: 68 Falsgrave Str et, W olston, Christchurch

email: nzvanspares@hotmail.com | phone: 03 379 3932 / 0508 698 267

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mobile installation service 0800 212 777

Star Media is seeking an Advertising Account

Executive to take responsibility for our weekly Best Motor Buys Magazine.

We seek a person who enjoys working as part of a team, has a can-do

attitude and who has an affinity and interest across the motoring sector.

The position encompasses the following major functions:

• Effective promotion and sales of advertising for Best Motorbuys Magazine

and Star Media’s range of products

• Providing a high quality, professional sales administration service

• Ensuring the highest possible level of customer/client service

• Works proactively to ensure that clients are offered the best advertising

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If you have the above and want to be part of a progressive

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Shane Victor, Advertising Manager - shane@starmedia.kiwi

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paid for freezes, fridges,

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considered. Ph Dave 960-

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top cash prices paid for

good records. No easy

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624 1138

CASH PAID TODAY for

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154 8281

DOWNSIZING?

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Ph 313 1878 or 027 350

3963

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uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

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uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Papanui Returned And

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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

• Business • Minutes and matters arising from

previous AGM • President Report • Statement

of Accounts and Balance Sheet • Election of

Executive • Appointment of Auditor and Solicitor

• Notices of Motion • General business

The Executive urge all Financial Members of the

association to attend

WJ Clark

General Manager

Star Media is a division of Allied Press.

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The Star Classifieds

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AGM

The Braided

Women’s

Gathering

Charitable Trust

You are all warmly

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Date: 18th Sept 2019

Time: 7.30pm to 9pm

Venue: Avebury House

9 Evelyn Couzins Ave,

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Please RSVP to info@

braidedwomen.co.nz

Public Notices

HOUSE & GARAGE

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free. Ph 022 510 5420.

Recycling Man. Charity

for Chch.

Public Notices

RETREAT. Everyone

welcome to Women’s

Heart For Mission Retreat

with leader Ann Gilroy.

9.30am to 4.30pm on

14th September 2019 at

the McFaddens Centre,

64 McFaddens Road,

ChCh. (Entry and parking

off Redwood Place) Cost

$50, registration essential.

Catholic Women’s

Movement. Email

helenterry@slingshot.

co.nz or phone 382-2302

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avail for computer, IPad,

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NOTICES

advertising

Sports, Clubs, Schools,

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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

Thursday August 29 2019 The Star 47

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

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This programme is 34 weeks in duration and will be offered in Central Otago, Dunedin

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K04155

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT 1991

Crossword Crossword Solutions Solutions Crossword Solutions

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION FOR

RESOURCE CONSENT

Details of the application for resource consent listed below may be examined during

normal office hours at the Reception Counter of Council’s Civic offices, 53 Hereford

Street, Christchurch, Lyttelton Service Centre, 35 London Street, Lyttelton and

Diamond Harbour Library, Waipapa Avenue, Diamond Harbour, or the Council’s

website (refer link below).

Submissions must be made in writing on Form 13 or similar, and will be received at any

Council Office until 5:00pm on Friday 20 September, 2019. The postal address is

Resource Consents Unit, Christchurch City Council, PO Box 73013, Christchurch Mail

Centre, Christchurch 8154, or submissions can be emailed to

resourceconsentapplications@ccc.govt.nz. A copy of every submission must also be

served on the applicant. The submission form is available on the Council’s website or

at any Council Office.

ADDRESS:

45 Godley Quay and 2 Cashin Quay, Lyttelton

CONSENT SOUGHT: Land use consent

PROPOSAL:

The Christchurch City Council has received an application from Lyttelton Port Company

for landuse consents to enable the establishment and operation of port activities on

reclaimed land Te Awaparahi Bay, at the eastern end of Lyttelton Port.

The applicant has previously obtained approvals to reclaim the land from Environment

Canterbury and this application is for a phased establishment and operation of a

container terminal and other port activities on the land that has been reclaimed and

is continuing to be reclaimed into the future.

The reclaiming of the land, which commenced in 2011, is being carried out in two

distinct parts:

• Reclamation A (comprising Phases 1 and 2); and

• Reclamation B.

The construction of Reclamation A (Phase 1) has just been completed. Construction of

Reclamation A (Phase 2) is underway, and construction of Reclamation B will follow.

The application is therefore for two landuse consents: the first landuse consent will

enable the establishment and operation of the container terminal and other port

activities on Reclamation A. The second landuse consent will enable the establishment

and operation of the container terminal and other port activities on Reclamation B.

APPLICANT:

Lyttelton Port Company Limited

APPLICANT’S ADDRESS

FOR SERVICE: ATTENTION: Jared Pettersson,

Lyttelton Port Company Limited,

Private Bag 501,

Lyttelton 8841,

Jared.Pettersson@lpc.co.nz

REFERENCE NO: RMA/2019/1361

WEBSITE LINK: https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/consultationsand-submissions/have

your say/

The application includes an assessment of environmental effects.

Please contact Kent Wilson (Council Planner), telephone (03) 941 5087 if you have

any questions about this application.

Dated at Christchurch this 21 August 2019

John Higgins

HEAD OF RESOURCE CONSENTS

www.ccc.govt.nz

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48 The Star Thursday August 29 2019

PICK IT UP AND DRIVE AWAY

Available from hundreds of pick up points around

Christchurch, Canterbury and the West Coast

each Friday including:

Selected Fresh Choice, New World stores and

hundreds of takeaway shops

Bringing buyers and sellers

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For advertising enquiries

please call Anna on 021 902 729


Thursday August 29 2019 The Star 49

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 29 Aug - Wednesday 4 Sept 2019

To add a listing, contact

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027 458 8590

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& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

Jazz After Work

features The Mixers.

They play Ara Performing Arts

Auditorium on High Street

tomorrow night. 6.10pm start.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Thursday 7.30pm - Open Mic. Friday 7.30pm -

Jason Kerrison with special guests Lee Martin

& Chris Ward, ticketed. Saturday 6pm - ‘Grass

Roots’, Comedy, Music & raising funds for

legalisation, ticketed. Monday 7pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Traditional Irish Music

Session.

BLUE SMOKE, 3 Gardlands Rd:

Sunday 7pm - Jade Imagine ‘Basic Love’ tour,

tickteted.

CASHMERE CLUB, 50 Colombo St:

Thursday 7pm - Cashmere Ukulele Group.

Friday 7.30pm - Bourbon Str Reunion show

feat. Remedy & Krakkajack Bands, $10 entry.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, Victoria

St: Thursday 8pm - Marcel. Friday 6pm -

Nyree; 9.15pm - Acoustic Solution. Saturday

7pm - Rockabella; 10pm - Vague-As Brothers.

Sunday 1pm - Nyree; 5.30pm - Natalie Elms.

CHRISTCHURCH RSA, 74 Armagh St:

Saturday 6pm - The Southern Jazzmen (Swing,

Trad, Dixieland, Jazz).

CHRISTCHURCH TOWN HALL, 86

Kilmore St: Tickets at Ticketek.

GBC, Garden Buffet Cafe, 110

Marshland Rd: Saturday 5pm - DnD Duo

(Jojo & Mark).

HORNBY WMC, 17 Carmen Rd,

Hornby: Saturday 7.30pm - Peter Cairns.

HORNCASTLE ARENA, Jack Hinton

Drive: Tickets at Ticketek.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, 145

Gloucester St: Saturday 8pm - A Taste of

Ireland. Sunday 7pm - Ultimate Queen

Celebration feat. Marc Martel. Tickets at

Ticketek.

JAZZ AFTER WORK, Ara Music Arts

Auditorum , 130 High St: Friday 6.10pm

- The Mixers (Jim Coleshaw, Clare Churcher,

Neville Churcher), $10 entry.

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118

Racecourse Rd, Sockburn: Sunday 6pm

- Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St, Hornby:

Friday 8.30pm - Misfitz. Saturday 8.30pm -

DV8. Wednesday - Mickey Rat Karaoke.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84 Riccarton

Rd: Thursday 9.30pm - Karaoke. Friday - No

Secrets. Saturday - Boogie Knights. Wednesday

9pm- Karaoke.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

Thursday 8pm - Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick

Buchanan, and Peter K Malthus). Friday

8.30pm - Open Mic. Tuesday 8pm - Karaoke.

Wednesday 8pm - Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick

Buchanan, and Peter K Malthus).

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd,

Addington: Thursday 7pm - Learn to Rock

n Roll. Friday 9.30pm - X-Files Duo. Saturday

9.30pm - The Meaniez. Tuesday 7.30pm - Quiz

with Chris. Wednesday 8pm - Karaoke with

Lance Kiwi.

THE PAPANUI CLUB, 310 Sawyers

Arms Rd: Friday 7.30pm - Alan Fairbrother.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 43 Hargood St:

Saturday 7.30pm - Th’ Art of Cheese.

WUNDERBAR, Lyttelton: Tuesday 7pm -

Open Mic.

Buffet at its best! Unbeatable selection.

You’ll be spoiled for choice!

Lunch & Dinner

All you can eat, 7 days

FATHER’S DAY BUFFET

Sunday 1st September

BOOK NOW!

Lunch & Dinner

Children normal price

$45

PER PERSON

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

IN THE BAR

HAPPY HOUR 5PM - 7PM DAILY

LIVE SKY SPORT

ON THE GBC BIG SCREEN

IN THE CAFE

OUR CABINET ITEMS ARE HOMEMADE

CREATED FRESH ON SITE DAILY

COFFEE

HAPPY

H O U R

2PM-4PM

DAILY $3.50

Offer available for a

limited time and includes

tea, hot chocolate

PHONE 385 888

FIND US ON FACEBOOK fb.com/GBCCHCH

THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX

110 MARSHLAND RD

www.gardenhotel.co.nz | phone 385 3132

LIVE MUSIC

THIS SATURDAY

5-7PM

DnD Duo

Breakfast

AVAILABLE

FROM

9AM

DAILY

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


50 The Star Thursday August 29 2019

This Week at the

Hornby Club

THIS SATURDAY 7.30PM

in the Main Bar

PETER

CAIRNS

DINING SPECIALS

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

MID WEEK

LUNCH SPECIAL

Midday to 2pm

Thursday

ONLY

$12

Roast of the Day with veges or

Fish of the Day with chips & salad

Add a dessert for just $5

Friday

Entertainment News & Advertising

Jo Fuller

Phone 03 364 7425 or 027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

Counting down to

new season menu

THURSDAY

Saturday

Sunday

FATHER’S DAY DINE & WIN

DINING DAD’S GO IN THE DRAW

TO WIN A $50 REPCO VOUCHER

AS we countdown to the arrival of

Spring (it’s officially here on

Sunday), Whitford’s Restaurant in

the Woolston Club is also counting

down. They are about to release

their family friendly new season

menu.

Highlighting the best in fresh, new

season produce, the new menu will

be launched in a couple of weeks, so

keep watching this space!

In the meantime, Whitford’s has a

couple of special events coming up

that shouldn’t be missed - Father’s

Day and Grain vs Grape.

Father’s Day is this Sunday and

Whitford’s has a special treat for

Dad.

“We’re saying Cheers to Dad,” said

Laura Dugan, club marketing

manager. “Dad will be offered a

complimentary pint of house beer

with his main meal. The offer is

available in the restaurant from 5pm

and we strongly advise restaurant

bookings.”

Grain vs Grape takes place on

Thursday 19th September and tables

are filling fast.

“This event is something a bit

different that we’re doing in

conjunction with Pernod Ricard and

DB Breweries,” said Laura. “It’s a

sumptuous four course dinner

consisting of amuse-bouche, light

entree, main and dessert with

courses cleverly matched to wine or

beer.”

Tickets for Grain vs Grape are

very limited, so call now to secure

your place on 03 389 7039.

Whitford’s Restaurant is open

Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm and

the Club Cafe is open Tuesday to

Sunday from 11am.

The Woolston Club, 54 Hargood

St, phone 389 7039.

COMING UP

ADULTS $30. KIDS AGED

5-12 $1 PER YEAR OF AGE.

AVAILABLE 5-8PM SUN 1 SEPT

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM

RETRO ROCKIN’

Tickets $20

SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER, 2PM

EDDIE LOW & FRIENDS

‘A SONG FOR BUNNY’. TICKETS $25.

HWMC | ph 03 349 9026 | 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby

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

What’s On @ Woolston

UPCOMING EVENTS

THIS SATURDAY 7.30PM, Sports Bar

LIVE MUSIC

Th’ Art of

Cheese

THIS SUNDAY from 5pm in Whitfords

Cheers to Dad!

FATHER’S DAY

Complimentary pint

of house beer with any

Main meal purchase.

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 29 2019 The Star 51

What s On

AT THE

Cashmere Club

50 Colombo Street

THURSDAY & FRIDAY

Ph 03 332 0092

E: cashmere@

cashmereclub.co.nz

HORNBY CLUB

SATURDAY 14 SEPT. 7.30PM

Presale tickets $20. Door sales $25.

Tickets at the club, or call Anthony 027 293 3127 or John 021 324 369

Eddie Low & Friends

‘A Song For Bunny’

Kevin

Greaves

COMPERE

Noel Burns

GUESTS

Trevor Dawe

Vicky Galloway

Tracey Gardine

Eddie Low

M.N.Z.M.

Tickets $25

From Australia

Paul Costa

Allan Barron

with

Sunday 15th September - 2pm

Hornby WMC & MSA Inc

MEAT RAFFLES from 4pm

HAPPY HOUR 5pm-6pm

MEMBERS’

CASH

DRAW $1000

REDRAW 6.15PM FRIDAY

www.cashmereclub.co.nz

6.15pm THURSDAY

IF NOT WON.

FRIDAY from 7pm HEATHCOTE ROOM

HOUSIE

$4 PER CARD FOR 35 GAMES

RAFFLES & GREAT FUN FOR ALL!

FRIDAY 7.30PM NRL RUGBY

WARRIORS v RABBITOHS

BOURBON STR REUNION

THIS FRIDAY, 7-11PM - $10 entry

FEATURING TWO BANDS!

REMEDY & KRAKKAJACK

SATURDAY

SATURDAY 2.30PM MITRE 10 CUP

CANTERBURY v SOUTHLAND

FATHER’S DAY

BUFFET

KIDSEAT +

*FREE

*under 12 when accompanied

by an adult dining

SUNDAY - FATHER’S DAY

$25 per adult

Cashmere Club Dad's

receive a FREE PINT

of tap beer with

any main meal

(excludes craft) T's & C's Apply

Bookings Recommended on 332 0092

Dine & Win

tickets to see the

Bootleg Beatles!

Two double passes to be won to the

Bootleg Beatles Show. Receive your entry

with any main meal purchased in the

Riverview Restaurant

Open for A-la-carte Lunch 11.30am-3pm

& Buffet Dinner from 5.30pm -9.30pm


52 The Star Thursday August 29 2019

Ready for a good night’s sleep?

ALL BEDROOM ON SALE.

Tailor & Co

Queen Mattress – Firm

NOW $2799

All Bedroom ranges on sale + select items across Lounge and Dining.

ALL MATTRESSES

ON SALE

Atlantic

LIVING & BEDROOM

ON SALE

Industrial

LIVING & BEDROOM

ON SALE

Dining Table – W200

NOW $649

Dining Chair

Queen Mattresses

FROM $

269

Hall Table NOW $ 459

NOW $135

Bedside

NOW $299

Tallboy

NOW $799

Tallboy

NOW $749

Bedside

NOW $279

Shop

Online

Nationwide

Delivery

Finance

Options

targetfurniture.co.nz

SLEEP BETTER SALE ENDS 09.09.19. You snooze, you lose!

Cnr Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch

Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

Offers and product prices advertised here expire 09/09/19.

Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories.

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