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LIVING

LIFE

AUGUST 2019

DISCOVERING

POSITIVE

RETIREMENT

INSIDE

Miss Saigon opens

in Christchurch

PAGE 2

Meet Glenda Martin

from Volunteering

Canterbury

PAGE 4

Funeral trusts

PAGE 8


MISS SAIGON

OPENS IN

CHRISTCHURCH

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LIVING

LIFE

OPERA

Madam Butterfly is given new life in this

epic adaptation of Puccini’s 1904 opera,

exploring love and loss in the Vietnam

conflict.

A tragedy of passion and beauty Miss

Saigon is one of the most stunning

theatrical spectacles of all time.

Nominated for an incredible number of

Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk Awards,

Miss Saigon is the second massively

successful offering from the creators of Les

Misérables.

In the turmoil of the Vietnam War,

Chris, an American soldier, and Kim, a

Vietnamese girl, fall in love and marry

but are distressingly separated when

Saigon falls. As years pass, Chris, unable

to contact Kim, remarries and attempts to

move on with his life. Kim, however, gives

birth to Chris’ son and waits faithfully

for his return. Circumstances bring them

together again, and Chris learns the truth

but with tragic consequences.

Miss Saigon is an epic, daring sungthrough

pop musical that is universal in

its emotional power.

SEASON DATES:

Opens 27 September 2019

PERFORMANCES:

Evenings: 7:30pm Tuesday - Saturday

Matinées: 4pm Sunday 29 September & 6

October.

VENUE: Isaac Theatre Royal

TICKETS:

Starting from $65 (includes GST, a $2.50

ITR Heritage Levy and Ticketek service

fee).

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All bookings at Ticketek 0800TICKETEK

www.ticketek.co.nz

GIVEAWAY

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Drawing held on September 24

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“The Wagnerian tenor of his generation”

PRESENTS

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Woolston Brass

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VOLUNTEER WOOD

RECYCLER WANTED

Halswell Menzshed are keen to recycle

wood that often ends up being dumped

and lost forever.

They urgently need someone who is

keen to de-nail, saw and stack timber for

projects at our shed. Some skill required

for use of motorised tools. A safety

conscious person is essential. If you are

environmentally conscious and working

with likeminded men, this is for you.

Contact: ROGER SPICER, SHED

MANAGER 027 229 1928

CALLING ALL MEN -

MENZ SHED

A bloke needs a reason to get up in the

morning despite work or limitations and

making something helps! Creating something

is therapeutic, self-esteem building and

provides assistance to others.

The Halswell Menz Shed provides a

nurturing, supportive and active environment

to achieve this mindset. Men Sheds have

been around for decades and are a globally

renowned member organisation where they

build friendships and explore ways to be

creative for themselves and others.

HELPING OTHERS

We all need help sometimes. Learning new

skills for the first time can be daunting.

It’s even more daunting when what able

-bodied people take for granted is taken away

suddenly. Helping others out at the Shed is

what it’s all about at the Halswell Menz Shed.

A FLOOR CHAIR for a disabled primary

school child is our latest effort. Integrating

into the main-stream means they will be

able to sit up on the mat with the rest of the

kids. OR Try painting a chair without sight

sometime or use a screw-driver with one

hand! (Luke 4 v18-19).

SHARING THEIR SKILLS

There is quite a bit going on at the Halswell

Shed and its all getting done well and quickly

because all members are helping each other

out.

CHECK THEM OUT

Times: Open every day except Sunday 9am to

12.30pm.

Ladies welcome Wednesday evenings ($5).

All new-comers need to ask for the duty

supervisor. Lunch is available from the

hospital kitchen if ordered prior to 9.30am on

the day.

Address: Saint John of God grounds, Nash

Road, Aidanfield, Halswell, Christchurch

Contact: Roger Spicer; h.menzshed@gmail.

com 027 229 1928

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LIFE

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Riccarton road

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Get In touch:

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Call Jess for care

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General Inquiries:

(03) 982 2165


GLENDA

MARTIN

C ommunity inf luencer

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LIVING

LIFE

COMMUNITY

INFLUENCER

The thread of a community interconnects with the

people who need assistance and the people who

give assistance. Glenda Martin of Volunteering

Canterbury is a mainstay in helping to organise

individuals and groups from the volunteer

perspective. Glenda shares her insight into the

value of volunteering.

VOLUNTEERING IS MY

PERSONAL MISSION

Taking up a part-time outreach role with

Volunteering Canterbury in 2012 provided the

opportunity to really get to know the community

sector first-hand, speaking to volunteer engaging

organisations as well as groups interested

in finding out how they could get involved.

Putting together projects for groups to explore

the community from a service angle has been

an enriching aspect as the original part-time

role developed, with highlights being a large

group of Year 1s who planted at a central

‘Tranquillity Garden’ and more recently a group

of Australasian holiday camp operators in

Christchurch for their national conference who

wanted an opportunity to get involved in and

around the Red Zone.

BACKGROUND

Soup kitchens in London and New York are where

Glenda Martin recalls her volunteering started

and then, on return to New Zealand, it was the

roles that often sit hand in hand with parenting –

managing sports teams, fundraising for the local

toy library and lots of sizzling sausages! These

days Glenda is a mentor with the 2019 Mitre

10 Community of the Year charity, Pillars, runs

a book club at Christchurch Men’s Prison, and

sits on two not-for-profit organisation Boards.

Recently she has chosen to spend annual leave in

Laos and Bangladesh teaching English. Glenda

says she have been privileged to live and work in

many parts of the world over the years and so to

have an opportunity to give back in some of those

areas seems a great way to retain connections and

make new ones! “I’m also very mindful that if we

were to look down from space on this planet, we

call Earth, there are no borders! I’m satisfied that

there is no conflict between being a kiwi and a

global citizen!”

THE IMPACT ON THE

COMMUNITY

Volunteers in Canterbury make a difference on

the lives of 36,000 people each year – while at the

same time enjoying benefits in their own lives

particularly around making new connections

and picking up or sharing skills. This equates to

a dollar value of around $4.7m – a good chunk

of the estimated $3.6b contributed by volunteers

nationally across New Zealand.

THE MISSION OF

VOLUNTEERING

CANTERBURY

Volunteering Canterbury believes that anyone

can volunteer and that the experience should

be worthwhile and satisfying. With over 200

roles ‘on their books’ waiting for a volunteer,

they are well placed to assist people to find

those experiences! For more than 30 years,

Volunteering Canterbury has provided

assistance with volunteer recruitment, training

and resources for managers of volunteers and

advocating for volunteering. These are all key

roles of the 18 Volunteer Centres in New Zealand,

including the one located in Christchurch.

HOW TO SERVE

Check out the Volunteering Canterbury database

for available roles, www.volcanmatch.com and

search by your interest or choose a role close

by, in your local neighbourhood. No access

to internet or email? Give them a call on 366-

2442 and make an appointment to come and

visit them at their central city location in the

Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam

Street. Volunteering Canterbury is here to help

you make a difference!

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CARE

OPTIONS

TO SUIT

YOUR

NEEDS

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The stunningly appointed 1-bedroom

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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

2 or 3 bedroom Villas. All with a

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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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RETIREMENT

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• All rooms have 24 hour emergency call buttons

• 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.

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Call Merivale Retirement Village today to

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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.

For further information https://www.

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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.

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FUNERAL

TRUSTS

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LIVING

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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

Trustee Ltd is a secure scheme

managed by separate Trustees.


EXERCISE THE MIND

QUICK CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Potter’s material (4)

3 Sheath for a sword (8)

9 Arabian Nights hero (3,4)

10 Holiest city of Islam (5)

11 Larceny (5)

12 Shake with cold (6)

14 Fired (6)

16 Small (6)

19 Material for violin

strings (6)

21 Seedhead

of a dandelion (5)

24 Vine fruit (5)

25 Yerevan is the capital

of this country (7)

26 Climbing plant with

fragrant flowers (5,3)

27 Tool for cutting and

shaping wood (4)

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SUDOKU - EASY

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19 20 21 22

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PUZZLE

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DOWN

1 Castigate (8)

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)

SOLUTIONS ON PAGE 10

Where you live,

can inspire

how you live.

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

St John medical alarm in every home

Brand new villas

With leading brand appliances

Discover inspired living at Elloughton Village.

Call Jesse now on 0800 155 155.

For a virtual tour of the Village and a villa go to www.elloughtonvillage.co.nz

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1 Pages Road, Marchwiel, Timaru 7910

Our Village sales office has more information and is open from

Monday to Thursday. Bookings for tours are essential.


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EASY

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LIVING

LIFE

COMMUNITY

We need you!

Serve the community with your friends and make a difference in the lives of all ages:

Winter ‘spring clean’ of toys and bookshelves

Storeroom sort!

Replant Natives

Adopt-a-street

‘Take the plunge’ Heart Challenge

Check the list of upcoming appeals listed above. Interested, let Glenda know today:

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1 Potter's material (4)

3 Sheath for a sword (8)

9 Arabian Nights hero (3,4)

10 Holiest city of Islam (5)

11 Larceny (5)

12 Shake with cold (6)

14 Fired (6)

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19 Material for violin strings (6)

21 Seedhead of a dandelion (5)

24 Vine fruit (5)

25 Yerevan is the capital of this

country (7)

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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H L C O A N D

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A L I B A B A M E C C A

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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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LIVING

LIFE

MOTORING

y Ford

2019 FORD

ENDURA

AFFORDABLE

LUXURY AWAITS

The Ford Endura is a sophisticated and

luxurious midsized SUV. Underneath its

European design, the Endura is packed

with intelligent technology and innovation,

as well as a powerful yet efficient engine.

This well-appointed SUV was created with

your driving pleasure in mind. With the

2019 range including Trend, ST-Line and

Titanium, affordable luxury awaits.

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PRICED FROM

$53,490+ORC 1

BOOK A TEST DRIVE TODAY.

1. Available at participating Ford New Zealand dealerships. Price excludes on road costs, options and accessories and is not available in conjunction with any other special offers.

ST-Line AWD model pictured above. From price is Trend FWD. 2. Warranty conditions and exclusions apply. Visit www.ford.co.nz/owners/warranty for further information.

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