The Star: September 12, 2019

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Circulation 93,000 Thursday, September 12, 2019

Yani’s bid for a fifth term

Page 10

Gifts

flood in

for theft

victim

Gordon

• By Sophie Cornish

SUPPORT HAS flooded in for

92-year-old Gordon Proctor who

had his cellphone stolen after

he fell onto the floor of a public

toilet block.

Mr Proctor was lying in the

New Brighton toilets calling for

help when a man, believed to be

in his 20s, walked in and stole

his phone, which had fallen out

of his pocket.

Since the theft was reported

in The Star, Mr Proctor has

received gifts, messages of support,

phone calls, offers of new

cellphones – and $1000 from an

insurance company.

“I have just had AMI

Insurance give me a $1000

in vouchers. I can spend it

anywhere I want,” he said.

“I have got a birthday coming

up and I might use it for that. If

I am well enough I hope to have

a really good party. I planned to

have one on my 90th birthday

but I was quite unwell so I never

had it.

“I’ve got a lot of good friends

who I would like to spend

some time with,” he said

yesterday.

On Saturday he is meeting with

the New Brighton resident who

went to his aid after the fall.

•Turn to page 4

Dalziel

says

Park

‘doesn’t

have a

clue’

THE BATTLE for the mayoralty

heated up yesterday with Lianne

Dalziel challenging one of her

main rivals to front up over how

he would cut $100 million from

the council budget.

Ms Dalziel issued a media

statement late yesterday afternoon

questioning why Darryll Park

would cut spending on things like

neighbourhood barbecues if he

was elected mayor in October’s

local body elections.

She said Mr Park ‘doesn’t have

a clue.’

The statement came after Ms

Dalziel, Mr Park and another

mayoral candidiate John Minto

locked horns in a Radio New Zealand

debate yesterday morning.

Ms Dalziel’s media statement

appears to be a shift in the campaigning

and a signal it is heating

up.

She said Mr Park’s pledge to

cut $100 million from the council

needs to be spelled out to ratepayers.

They need to know what will

be sacrificed given his statement

that all community funding was

in his sights,” she said.

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Vehicles stolen after port crime meeting

• By Jess Gibson

TWO VEHICLES were stolen

in Lyttelton on Sunday night –

just hours after a community

meeting was held to address

crime in the area.

The vehicles were stolen on

Brittan Tce and St Davids St.

Senior Sergeant Roy Appley

said on Tuesday two car thefts

Poignant memorial to March 15

Artwork made

from flower

wrappers

in a small community on the

same night indicates there is a

problem with crime.

About 80 people attended the

meeting to discuss how police

are responding to crime in

Lyttelton and what can be done

to make the area safer.

The meeting was attended by

residents, the police, the City

to Sumner Community Patrol,

Neighbourhood Support and

Banks Peninsula Community

Board members.

Senior Sergeant Appley was at

the meeting and said residents

were mainly concerned about

crimes like property theft and

damage.

In response to residents’

REFLECTION: Rebecca Parnham and artist Simone Johnstone in front of the Unity sign. It

is made from plastic wrapping left with flowers at the Botanic Gardens’ memorial wall.

REBECCA PARNHAM spent

three days handwashing flower

wrappers left outside Al Noor

Mosque and the Botanic Gardens

after the March 15 terrorist

attacks.

She said she couldn’t bear to

see the plastic wrapping destined

for landfill go to waste.

As she washed through the 12

banana boxes worth of plastic, an

idea sprung to mind to use the

materials to make an art feature.

“I just kept thinking, these

don’t belong to me, these belong

to the community and I felt I had

an obligation to do something

with them. I owed it to the people

who were lost to do something

with it,” she said.

This is when Mrs Parnham

convinced artist and friend

Simone Johnstone to bring the

project to life.

Using the plastic wrapping,

Johnstone created Unity, which

will be a key piece in the Tributes

of Aroha showcase at Christchurch

Art Gallery starting on

Friday. The exhibition, which

ends on Sunday, will mark the

six-month anniversary of March

15.

Unity is made up of 260 flowers

which Johnstone spent more than

200 hours creating by hand.

The artwork was unveiled at

the Uniting Canterbury Women

event in July, which was organised

by six Canterbury women

in response to the terror attack.

It was gifted to the Muslim community

and is now part of the

Canterbury Museum.

Sitting at 1.8m x 5.3m, Mrs

concerns, he said police will

work on having a “high profile”.

“We intend on working with

the community to prevent as

many crimes as possible.”

The Lyttelton Police Station is

only staffed between 8am and

5pm – after that calls are taken

at the Christchurch Central

Police Station.

Parnham said the sign had to be

big to reflect the massive response

shown from Christchurch.

She said the artwork was about

maintaining the sense of unity

that arose following the attacks.

“It represents the initial

response but in the sense that

it needs to continue if we want

to remain united and support

each other, it can’t just be about

putting some flowers down and

walking away.

“After it all happened the

community came out and said we

care about you, we are one, and

I just felt we were all going to go

back to our homes and live our

lives and I just wanted to keep

that sense of unity alive.”

Thursday September 12 2019 The Star

in brief

Arrest made over

liquor store robbery

A 17-year-old male has been

arrested in relation to an

aggravated robbery at the

Warrington Liquor Centre

in Edgeware earlier this

month. He appeared in the

Youth Court on Tuesday and

was remanded in custody to

reappear on September 24. Three

other offenders, believed to be

teenagers, are still on the run

after the incident on September 1.

Pig hunters at

Bottle Lake Forest

Police were called to Bottle Lake

Forest Park on Saturday after a

report about a group pig hunting

in the area. The Star reported

last week wild boars had been

seen in the reserve. The city

council assured the threat to

people is low, but the boars

should be avoided if spotted.

At about 10.25am police spoke

to those involved. No arrests or

further action was required.

Controversial vote

on intersection

The city council is set to vote

today on whether to install

traffic signals at the

controversial intersection

of Harewood, Breens and

Gardiners Rds. The Fendalton-

Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board went

against the original city council

staff recommendation, which

deemed traffic signals to be the

least safe option.

Two arrests after

police pursuits

Two arrests were made after

two separate police pursuits

yesterday. A 30-year-old man was

expected to appear in the district

court yesterday following a

pursuit on Moorhouse Ave about

8.20am. He is facing a charge

of unlawfully taking a motor

vehicle. A 21-year-old man is

expected to appear in the district

court today on charges including

reckless driving, failing to stop,

and unlicensed driver failing to

comply with prohibition. The

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Truck driver

recovers

after fire

• By Sophie Cornish

A DRIVER is recovering after

being rushed to hospital when

his truck caught fire last week.

The Daily Freight driver was

driving along the Christchurch

Southern Motorway about

7.40pm on September 5 when

the fire started inside the cab.

The Star understands the fire

was caused by a mechanical

fault.

WorkSafe New Zealand has

been notified of the incident

and is making initial inquiries

to determine what the next

steps will be, a spokeswoman

said.

Daily Freight is owned by

Mainfreight.

Said Mainfreight national

manager transport New Zealand

Carl George: “The driver will

be okay and the truck is being

looked at.”

He said the incident will be

dealt with in the appropriate

manner internally.

The driver was left with

moderate injuries, including

burns to both legs.

The fire closed off one lane of

the motorway, near the Curletts

Rd off-ramp.

•From page 1

Mr Park was asked on RNZ

to specify where he would

make cuts. He said all community

spending was up for

grabs, including neighbourhood

barbecues.

They are funded by community

boards to celebrate Neighbourhood

Week.

Said Ms Dalziel: “Apart from

the tiny impact this would have,

it completely ignores the significance

of community boards

playing an important role in

enabling communities to come

together.

The relationships forged

around a barbecue were the

backbone of the post-earthquake

response, and using Neighbourhood

Week reinforces how important

they are all year round.”

Ms Dalziel said Mr Park’s response

to the question was “panicked”

and “shows he doesn’t

have a clue.”

Mr Park told The Star he was

not panicked at all during the

•From page 1

Mr Proctor’s daughter, Helen,

said her father has been “truly

blessed” with “much love and

warmth” since the incident with

the gifts and support.

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Park challenged on $100m savings

interview.

He said there were a number of

areas that Ms Dalziel should be

panicking about, such as water.

“It is all very good to say

the government has

shifted the goalposts,

but we still have busted

pipes and water mains

and until they are

improved I don’t think

our water safety plan

will be approved,” he

said.

He said he stood by

his plan to cut $100

million from the city

council budget to

achieve zero rates.

Mr Park told The Star he would

apply a zero-based budget across

all parts of city council business,

reprioritise capital projects, stop

the next phase of the cycleway

project and consider selling

under-performing assets to

achieve zero rates increases.

Ms Dalziel said Mr Park’s

plan to stop the Templeton to

92-year-old’s family thanks helpers

“I want to say thank you from

the bottom of my heart. We are

truly blessed,” she said.

“People have been amazing.

He had the vouchers presented

to him today, two days ago he

Christchurch cycleway was beyond

mayoral control as it was an

approved project.

The truth is he needs a majority

around the council table for

any decision he wants

the council to make

– he doesn’t get executive

power in the role.”

It was easy for

“inexperienced

candidates” to make

wild promises about

spending. The reality

once inside council

was different, she

said.

“My commitment

to bring rates rises down to the

level of inflation is based on

experience, knowing that I need

to work with all councillors and

a deep knowledge of what the

council still faces in the wake of

the earthquakes.”

Ms Dalziel challenged Mr Park

to what was going to be cut in his

plan to achieve the $100 million

savings.

Lianne Dalziel

was given a gift box from people

in New Brighton and yesterday

a woman gave him a box of

chocolates and a whistle he can

wear round his neck, in case he

gets in trouble again,” she said.

It would not be achieved by

cutting barbecues or cycleways ,

she said.

“He would need to make

dramatic cuts to the capital

programme to get anywhere

near that number, and yet there

is work to be done getting the

chlorine out of the water, maintaining

momentum in the CBD

and getting our roading and

footpaths up to scratch.”

Ms Dalziel said Mr Park’s call

to open the council finances was

odd. She said the information

was readily available.

“If anyone needs to open the

books it’s Darryll Park. Show us

exactly what the city has to give

up to achieve his promises, and

then show us how he’s going to

persuade the other democratically

elected councillors, because

the mayor only has one vote, not

executive powers.”

•Park sells up home, p6

•Minto has east in sights, p8

•Apology hard to accept, p9

The man who stole Mr

Proctor’s cellphone has not

yet been caught. A police

spokesman said inquiries into

the incident are ongoing and

CCTV footage is being reviewed.

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More criminals moved to Merivale

• By Sophie Cornish

MORE PEOPLE who have

committed serious crimes will be

housed in one of Christchurch’s

most affluent suburbs.

The number of people who

will be housed at rehabilitation

organisation, Salisbury Street

Foundation, in Merivale will

increase from 15 to 21.

It comes as schools in the area

have been warned a convicted

child sex offender, who was

recently released from prison, is

being managed in the suburb.

Said Department of

Corrections operations director

southern region Chris O’Brien-

Smith: “In August 2019, we

signed a new consolidated

agreement with the foundation

to improve outcomes for up to 21

offenders.”

The agreement also means the

foundation is now financially

compensated for the entire

service being delivered by

Corrections.

Last week St Margaret’s College

sent an email to parents alerting

them about the child sex offender

living in the area following a

meeting with Corrections and

the Ministry of Education.

“We have been assured this

person has good oversight from

Corrections and other agencies.

The purpose of this letter is to

CHANGES: More serious offenders will be housed at the rehabilitation centre, Salisbury

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PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

share this information with you,”

it said.

St Margaret’s College principal

Diana Patchett said there are

always concerns around this

type of thing when children are

involved.

“We have had one parent get

in touch. However, we have to

trust that Corrections have the

appropriate procedures in place

to ensure there is no impact on

the local community,” she said.

St Albans School principal

Ginnie Warren said the school

hadn’t been alerted that a

child sex offender was living

in the community or of the

expansion of the Salisbury Street

Foundation.

“We are always putting out

messages about safe travel to and

from school, as well as ensuring

families have a safety plan, that’s

something we just do rigorously

with this changing world,” she

said.

St Andrew’s College rector

Christine Leighton said the

school is not aware of the

convicted child sex offender or

the increase in offenders being

held at the foundation.

“This is not something we’re

aware of, but as always we will

remain vigilant for our students’

safety.”

The foundation has been

operating from the same St

Albans St property for 38 years. It

also acted as a landlord for people

living in a nearby property it

rented since January last year. Mr

O’Brien-Smith said this property,

which was previously rented by

the foundation, has since been

purchased by them.

The number of offenders living

at the site varies. In July there was

15 and currently there is nine.

Said Merivale Precinct Society

chairman Chris

Aynsley: “I’m not

going to get into

the ‘not in my

neighbourhood’

argument, because

that transfers the

issue into another

neighbourhood.

And why not ours?

Or why ours? Who

knows? It is what

it is. It’s well-run,

it’s well-managed

and it has the full

support of the

justice system.”

He said he could

only speculate on

what questions

Merivale residents

Chris

Aynsley

Diana

Patchett

might have. “What is the activity?

Is it consented, what assurance

is there for the safety of the

people in the neighbourhood,

what do we need to know to feel

comfortable that this is a safe

neighbourhood. That’s what I

think the residents would want to

know,” he said.

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NEWS

‘High risk’

robber

released

A MAN who committed two

armed robberies with his mother,

including the hold-up of a

Christchurch sports bar, has been

released on parole in spite of

being deemed to have a high risk

of re-offending.

Joshua Karl Smith, 30, was

jailed for five years in July last

year. His mother, Joanne Francis

Smith, was sentenced to six years

and three months’ imprisonment

for her role in the heists

committed with her son in 2017.

Joanne Smith was the duty

manager at the Fitz Sports Bar on

Fitzgerald Ave, who plotted the

robbery and another in Dunedin

at the Law Courts Hotel with her

son.

Joshua Smith was granted early

release at the first opportunity

when he appeared before the

Parole Board last month.

While Probation assessed Smith

as being at high risk of harming

others and committing further

crimes, panel convener Judge

David Mather was satisfied he

could be safely released on to a

rehabilitation programme.

“On balance, we have reached

the view that risk issues can be

adequately addressed if he is

released now on a range of special

conditions,’’ he said.

• By Louis Day

MAYORAL candidate Darryll

Park is selling his two properties

in Yaldhurst and is planning on

moving into the central city.

Both properties have a land

area of more than 4ha, the one

he is currently living in has

four bedrooms, five bathrooms,

an indoor

swimming pool

and spa.

Sitting mayor

Lianne Dalziel

is also moving

into the central

city. She is currently

moving

out of her house

in Burwood and

plans to move into a central city

apartment within the next two

to three weeks.

Mr Park said he was sad to

leave Yaldhurst but excited to

move into the central city.

“It will be sad, I have some

family members buried in

Yaldhurst cemetery, it has been

a big part of my adult life, I lived

all my adult life in Yadlhurst but

hey, it is another chapter in the

book of life.

“Whether I’m mayor or not, if

everything falls into place nicely,

my wife and I will be focused on

living in the city and adding to

the revitalisation of the city.”

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Park sells up for central city living

Darryll

Park

PLUSH: Darryll Park’s Yaldhurst properties are on the market. One (above) has four bedrooms,

five bathrooms, an indoor swimming pool and a rateable value of $2.42 million.

He said his two children leaving

home also played a role in

the decision to downsize.

The Christchurch businessman

who co-owns Fat Eddies,

Original Sin and Kong with Oxford

Tce kingpin Max Bremner

made the surprise announcement

he would be running for

the mayoralty last month.

He and his wife Susie were

excited to return to apartment

living.

“My wife and I got engaged in

the Middle East during the Gulf

War of 1990 and she was living

in an apartment there and I was

doing a contract in Jordan. I

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Insurance battle costly for Maddie

• By Sophie Cornish

THOUSANDS OF dollars raised

for Maddie Collins have been

lost in a battle with an insurance

company.

Since being diagnosed with nephrotic

syndrome, a kidney disease,

in 2008, the 15-year-old has

received two different kidneys.

More than $150,000 has been

raised for Maddie’s journey

which has seen her travel both

around the country and internationally

in an attempt to find a

kidney match.

In 2012, a kidney from her

father was rejected by her body.

Maddie’s current kidney was

donated in January last year and

she is currently attempting to

fight off infections in order to

stop her body rejecting it.

Now, Maddie’s mother, Sarah

Manson-Collins, says the family

has been in battle with Aon New

Zealand insurance, which has

refused to pay out more than

$3300 lost when Maddie’s current

kidney became available.

Prior to getting the surprise

news from Starship Hospital that

it had found a matched kidney in

January last year, the family had

booked a trip to visit a specialist

in Sydney, the following month.

The trip was for a consultation,

to get a second opinion, as per

medical advice.

Maddie was on dialysis at the

time and Mrs Manson-Collins

says “things were getting pretty

dire.”

Mrs Manson-Collins had paid

for full travel insurance for herself,

her husband and Maddie for

the trip to Sydney and declared to

Aon that the trip was for a medical

consult.

But the news came a month out

from the trip that a kidney was

available for Maddie at Starship

Hospital, making the Sydney appointment

no longer necessary.

Ms Manson-Collins then

filed a claim to be paid out the

money lost for her travel and

accommodation expenses, about

$3300.

But, the claim was denied, with

Aon stating the trip had been for

treatment, not consultation and

therefore they were not covered

for a refund.

“We had taken out what we

CLAIM

DENIED:

Maddie

and Sarah

Collins

have been

fighting

since

Maddie

was first

diagnosed

with a

kidney

disease in

2008. Now,

they are

fighting a

different

battle

against an

insurance

company.

PHOTO:

GEOFF

SLOAN

thought was really comprehensive

insurance; we had been fully

upfront with Maddie’s medical

issues. So when I went to make

the claim they turned it down

and said we were travelling for

treatment and therefore not covered

. . . there is a big difference

between a consult and treatment.

Aon were staunch that a consult

was treatment and therefore,

tough luck.”

Ms Manson-Collins has taken

her battle to Financial Services

Complaints Ltd, an independent

and impartial dispute resolution

service, as she says the policy she

was sold was not fit for purpose.

As part of FSCL’s investigation,

Aon were required to also investigate

the complaint. As a result,

Aon said the claim was denied

due to a section of her policy

which specifically excludes claims

arising as a result of a pre-existing

medical conditions.

“We have reviewed the relevant

correspondence and spoken to

our staff who are of the view that

they did not misrepresent the

cover,” said the findings.

Said Aon marketing and

communications Debbie Pigou:

“While we appreciate the difficulty

of the situation for the

client, we are unable to comment

on individual circumstances due

to our confidentiality and privacy

obligations.”

Following this, Ms Manson-

Collins said she did not take the

complaint further with FSCL

because she was tired of fighting.

“At this stage, I couldn’t do any

more fighting, I just don’t have

the energy to battle. I tried and

accepted defeat that we had lost

thousands of dollars,” she said.

Chubb Insurance, which had

underwritten the policy, also

declined to comment.

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• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

A YOUNG para-swimmer has

successfully swum 16km in

memory of his late twin sister.

Last year, Nico Wildbore, 17,

tragically lost his sister Bethany to

suspected suicide.

Every kilometre he swam,

marked a year Bethany lived.

As part of World Suicide

Prevention Day, Nico swam

nearly nine hours straight to fight

the stigma tied to discussing

mental health and suicide.

Nico said thinking about sister

helped push him to meet his goal.

The challenge was even

greater for the Cashmere High

School student, who was born

with a type of cerebral palsy

called hemiplegia. It meant he

undertook the swim with limited

mobility in his right arm and leg.

Between 9.30am and 6.30pm,

Nico had only three 20min

breaks.

It is estimated with the number

of donations he made on the

day and with further funds to

come through he will raise about

$10,000 for the New Zealand

Mental Health Foundation.

Nico said he was feeling tired at

the end of the challenge but happy

he had finished what he started

and he had “so much support”.

Nico’s mother Keiran Horne

said he showed immense

“strength of character”.

EFFORT: Nico during one

of his breaks on the way to

swim 16km in memory of

his sister.

“He not only finished the 16km

but he finished with a smile on his

face. I was immensely proud

of him. It was awesome,” she said.

Ms Horne said the swim club

had an instructor swimming

alongside him all day and his

coach encouraged him every step

of the way. His friends jumped in

the pool to help give him support

too, she said.

Ms Horne said she was

“flabbergasted” at how well Nico

went but the exhaustion “really hit

him” in the evening.

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Minto has east

• By Louis Day

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hoping to awaken it in October’s

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was creating

a feeling of

“disillusion”

John Minto

in the east, resulting in low voter

turnout in elections.

Mr Minto said he was hoping

to change this in October’s

elections and cited the

revitalisation of the east as one

of his main priorities if elected as

mayor.

There is almost a resignation

in the east that things are not

going to get any better. I think

that has a lot to do with people

not responding to the needs of

the community post-election,” he

said.

Mr Minto did not think the

council had done enough for

the east under Lianne Dalziel’s

leadership.

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in his sights

“We need to accelerate the

repairs to roads and footpaths,

we had the same issues last

election.”

He did not see any

commitment from any of his

rivals for the mayoralty to

revitalise the east.

He labelled Darryll Park’s

late withdrawal from the

Wainoni Avonside Community

Trust’s mayoral debate last week

as “clumsy.”

“I am yet to see a decent

explanation from him behind his

absence.”

Mr Minto is holding a public

meeting to discuss improving

conditions in the east on

September 22 at the Aranui

Community Centre.

He said the revitalisation of

the east would be one of his

priorities alongside the rebuild

of social housing units damaged

in the earthquakes and reducing

carbon emissions through free

public transport.

His policies also include

trialing freedom camping in the

central city.

ISSUES: Minto says repairs

to roads and footpaths

in the east need to be

accelerated.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

• By Louis Day and Matt

Slaughter

DON’T HOLD your breath

Darryll Park.

That is the message from

Wainoni Avonside Community

Services Trust co-ordinator

Betty Chapman after Mr Park’s

bid to make good on his no show

for a mayoral debate last week.

Mr Park pulled out of the

trust’s debate on September 4

an hour before it was to begin,

prompting an angry response

from Mrs Chapman.

In last week’s The Star, she said

his withdrawal was a “slap in the

face” for people in the east wanting

roading and other improvements

after the earthquakes.

Mr Park told The Star he

withdrew due to a “critical,

personal” meeting.

About 60 people had turned

up for the mayoral debate, which

involved Mayor Lianne Dalziel

and two other candidates, John

Minto and JT Anderson at the

trust’s new headquarters at the

Burwood Christian Centre.

Mr Park later apologised

for the no show and proposed

he meet with the community

on September 25.

But Mrs Chapman said Mr

Park’s apology was hard to accept.

“He didn’t say what it [the

meeting] was about, what the

Betty

Chapman

Darryll

Park

urgency was, so it would have

been nice to know that, he hasn’t

given us the subject matter of

that meeting,” she said.

She said it would be up to

the services trust’s members to

decide if they wanted Mr Park to

meet with them.

Mr Park attended the Canterbury

Employers’ Chamber of

NEWS 9

Park’s apology ‘hard to accept’

CRUNCH TIME: Mayoral candidates JT Anderson, Lianne

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Commerce debate on Wednesday

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At the debate he questioned

why the city council was spending

millions on cycleways when

roads in the east needed fixing,

labelling it as “not bloody good

enough.”

In a Facebook post, Mr Park

had criticised a Dalziel-led council

for neglecting the east and

failing to look after the basics.

Said Mrs Chapman: “It’s a bit

of a slap in the face because a lot

of people were here today to see

Darryll. Out in the east we know

Lianne, she had been our MP

for years, the people came to see

Darryll to hear what he had to

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Yani balances family and politics

Yani Johanson is 44

and has been involved

in local politics for

18 years. Louis Day

finds out more about

Christchurch’s longestserving

city councillor

A CLOSE friend’s suicide was

what pushed Yani Johanson to

run for local government.

“He was waiting to get help

for a drug addiction and he just

took his own life. This made me

realise the services for young

people with mental health and

addiction issues weren’t there and

more needed to be done,” says

Johanson.

“I got involved with groups like

the New Zealand Association

of Adolescent Health and

Development and just supporting

youth in the city.

The more I got involved, the

more I thought about getting

elected to the community board

or council, and how it would be a

good thing having young people

as decision-makers.”

He became a Labour Party

member in 1996 and volunteered

for Tim Barnett during his

campaign to be the Christchurch

Central MP.

He said the suicide of his

close friend in 1997 was what

pushed him to run for the

Shirley-Papanui Community

Board in 1998. After missing out

on a seat, he was successful in

his second attempt during the

2001 elections, in which he was

elected to the Hagley-Ferrymead

Community Board aged 26.

He then became a city

councillor at the age of 32 in

2007, and now the 44-year-old is

running for his fifth term. He has

seen a lot in his 12 years on the

city council.

On his way to a city council

meeting, he even witnessed

the alleged gunman behind

the March 15 attack being

apprehended by police.

“I was coming down Colombo

St and then the police came past

quite quickly. The traffic was

a little bit backed up. I turned

left onto Brougham St and I got

a little bit further down and

suddenly there was like six or

seven cops flying past at full

speed. I’ve looked at the timing

of it and they must have just run

him off the road at that stage.

“So what I saw was cops going

past at huge pace with the lights

on with cars parked up trying

to let cops through with cops

running towards me with their

guns drawn telling me to turn

into Montreal St where I was

going anyway.

“I could just see him [the

alleged gunman] in the near

distance where the police must

have had him on the ground,” he

said.

He was unaware of the mosque

shootings at this stage.

“All I knew at this point was

there was something serious

going on with that many police

racing past my car with guns.”

He also watched from the

sixth floor of the city council

building as the eastern part of the

city crumbled during the 2011

earthquake.

‘I often joke and say

that politics isn’t

going to bring him

a cup of tea in bed

when he is old’

– Katya Johanson

The experience of February

22. I was in the council building

that day, having already

been through the September

earthquakes. I was knocked

down on the ground and

everything was just smashing

down around us. I can remember

standing up looking to the east

and seeing the city collapse into

dust.

There were journalists from

the CTV building I had received

messages from earlier in the day

I was just about to ring back but

their building had collapsed.”

Born in Christchurch to a New

Zealand mother and American

father, he spent a lot of his

childhood moving around. By

the time he was 13 he had lived

in New Zealand, Australia, the

United States and Mexico.

He spent his third, fourth and

fifth forms at Hagley College and

finished high school in the US,

graduating from Washington-Lee

High School in 1993.

Before entering local

government he worked as a copresenter

and co-producer for

Canterbury on Air radio show

K!CK youth talkback and as a

feature presenter on the Brat

Radio Show.

In 2009 he met his wife Katya

over Facebook.

“I don’t think I had met her at

that stage, but I added her and

then I invited her out and it just

developed from there.”

Three years later they got

married.

Katya said her husband’s

dedication to his role sometimes

made it feel like he was married

to politics first and her second.

“I often joke and say that

politics isn’t going to bring him a

cup of tea in bed when he is old,”

she said.

In 2015, their first child

Milania was born.

Katya says she is looking

forward to the end of the election

season.

“Right now, Yani tends to be

away from home a lot working

and campaigning, early in the

morning, late at night and on the

weekends. He tries his hardest

to squeeze some quality time

with our little girl amongst his

busy schedule, but it’s definitely a

challenge.”

Johanson said becoming a

parent has given him a greater

appreciation for the small things.

“For me, when I became a

parent, I began to see a number

of things from a new perspective.

For example, pushing a pram

along a broken footpath, you may

not have previously seen it as very

important but realise the smaller

things like that are actually very

important.”

He said when he is not

spending time with his daughter

he enjoys playing and watching

football and walking his two

dogs Piccolo, a chinese crested,

and Luka, a shih tzu terrier cross.

In the October elections, he

is facing only one competitor

– Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board

member Alexandra

Davids.

This is Davids third

time running against

Johanson.

She says Johanson

has done a good job on

council but feels she

can do better.

“I’m not sure if he

has the solutions for

Linwood because we

have seen the same

issues in the Linwood

area for so many years now,” she

said.

However, Davids said she could

not question Johanson’s passion

for the role. It is a sentiment

city councillor James Gough

agrees with, in spite

of describing himself

and Johanson as being

polar opposites on the

political spectrum.

Said Gough: “We

don’t see eye-to-eye

on a number of issues.

It would probably be

more accurate to say

99 per cent of issues.

However, I still respect

his passion.

“I admire his

tenacity. With issues

he believes in, he can be like a

dog with a bone and although I

see most of my professional life

disagreeing with Yani, I do find

his uncanny recall for resolutions

that passed many years ago

super-human.”

Johanson has also never been

afraid to stand by his values.

Alexandra

Davids

James Gough

FAMILY

MAN: City

councillor

Yani

Johanson

with his

daughter

Milania, 4,

and wife

Katya.

Before he entered politics he

played a key role in fighting the

police campaign ‘Catch a Car

Thief – Under 25 Scheme’, which

saw yellow stickers placed on

the windscreens of cars to alert

police that no one aged

under 25 should be

driving it.

He was The Yellow

Triangle Prevention

Project co-ordinator,

and the group pointed

out the campaign was

in breach of the Human

Rights Act. This led to

police dropping it.

“It was a

generalisation against

a group of people. It

did not have a lot of

evidential basis to it. It was pretty

discriminatory.”

More recently, he was the only

councillor out of seven from

left-leaning political group The

People’s Choice to vote against

new city council

chief executive Dawn

Baxendale’s $495,000

salary.

He also attended

protests with

thousands of

Christchurch residents

in 2012 over the

$68,000 pay rise for

former chief executive

Tony Marryatt.

Johanson said

he would do the

same if people

protested over the appointment

of Baxendale.

When asked if he would

ever consider running for the

mayoralty or even central

Government, he responded: “I’m

just focusing on what needs to be

done in the city and the Linwood

Ward at the moment.”


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• By Claire Booker

NGAHUIA FREED was having

contractions as she pleaded with

community board members to

not send 48,000 vehicles through

her suburb.

The Northern Motorway is

being extended through to QEII

Drive and Cranford St and when

completed will effectively slice St

Albans in half.

But what was being discussed

at the meeting on Monday, was

how to manage the influx of

vehicles coming through the

suburb from the Waimakariri.

“I shouldn’t be sitting here. I’m

40 weeks pregnant and having

contractions as we speak,” she

said through tears.

“I shouldn’t be here, but it’s

so important. Do something

positive for us. Nothing is going

to change unless you (board

members) actually do.”

Ms Freed made her plea to the

Linwood-Central-Heathcote

and Papanui-Innes community

boards at a special meeting.

She was one of about 30

community members who made

verbal submissions.

The motorway is due to open

in June next year and will cause

traffic volumes on Cranford St

to more than double from the

current 21,000.

Former chairwoman of

the St Albans Residents

Association Emma Twaddell

held a sign saying “speechless”

for 5min during the group’s

submission.

She then told the community

boards to not “put cars first.”

“Our community is going

to suffer. You cannot mitigate

problems by adding 40,000 cars

to it. We want the cars reduced,

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Contractions don’t stop Ngahuia

speaking out against motorway

PLEA: Heavily pregnant Ngahuia Freed made an

emotional submission on the effects of the Northern

Motorway.

PHOTO CLAIRE BOOKER

we want the city council to tell

us this is what you will focus

on,” Ms Twaddell said.

“It’s a shame that we’re

sitting here again, this plan is a

lemon and you guys know it,”

she said.

But after four hours of

submissions, no decision was

reached with the community

boards delaying their decision

until Friday.

A SEVEN-YEAR, $20 million

rebuild and refurbishment of

St Bede’s College will conclude

today with the opening of its

new chapel.

The chapel was demolished

after the 2011 earthquakes.

For seven years, a temporary

building was used while funding

was secured to rebuild the

chapel.

Rector Justin Boyle said the

chapel is the college’s most

important building.

The return of the chapel is

a clear statement of who we

are and what we stand for, a

Catholic, Marist College, and we

welcome its return,” he said.

The chapel is the soul of our

school, connecting with our

newly-refurbished performing

arts centre, and in keeping

REBUILD:

The

Chapel of

St Bede’s

is due

to be

opened

at a

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today.

St Bede’s new chapel opens

with the historic buildings that

dot our grounds. These two

wonderful new buildings

reflect our holistic approach

to education, supporting boys

to develop into well-rounded

men.”

Wilkie & Bruce Architects

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the original 1920s campus.

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In partnership with

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15 tributes have been collected

and will be carefully displayed.

Many of them showcase the

phenomenal display of love

and kindness in the wake of

the mosque attacks.

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Parents of children of all ages

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There will be a lot of stalls with

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There will be short workshops on

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Saturday 8.15pm-12.30am

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• EQC used unqualified and incompetent assessors.

• EQC almost never checked foundations.

• Project managers reduced scopes to save EQC money.

• EQR failed to repair homes properly.

• Builders didn’t always do what EQC paid them to do.

• Southern Response lied about rebuild costs.

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Thursday September 12 2019 The Star 17

WOW, DROPPING a casual

20-odd deg C in day-to-day

temperature is unfriendly.

Luckily for Vittoria, she’s

barely seemed to notice

the change from T-shirts

and dresses to trackies and

cardies.

As you might have guessed

from the weather whinge,

we’re back from our Italian

holiday and getting back into

the normal routine.

Before we jumped back

into our delightful South

Island freshness, we stopped

in Brisbane to ease through

the jetlag.

Vittoria was again a

complete professional on

the flights, spending most of

her time asleep in my arms.

I had worried that, with us

arriving into Australia at

night, that would mean her

rhythms would be stuffed.

But again, she smashed it.

Straight to sleep when we got

to her aunty’s and back into

a normal rhythm without

trouble. I, on the other hand,

became a big sudden-onsetnap

fan for a few days.

As a kind of final act

of the holiday, we took

Vittoria to the Lone Pine

Koala Sanctuary. As well as

touching a koala, she also

surprised her mother and

I by being brave enough

to hand feed and pat a

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17

Home and back to reality

kangaroo.

Her wee face would break

out in a huge smile as it

nibbled the pellet food from

her outstretched palm. She’d

then reach back for more or

lean in for a stroke of neck

fur like she’d been raised

from Steve Irwin himself.

I can’t wait to see if her

new confident attitude

towards animals will

translate to feeding the

previously “terrifying” deer

at Willowbank.

This week may even be the

perfect time to try, as Laura

is back to work and it will be

the first time it’s been just me

and bubs for a long time, so

furry distractions might be

just the thing.

VITTORIA

& Matt

CUDDLY:

Vittoria

hand-feeds a

kangaroo at

Brisbane’s Lone

Pine Koala

Sanctuary.

I’m a little worried about

how she’s going to go with

just dad about for most of

the day after seeing how

close she’s got with Laura

while we’ve been away.

Not that I’m saying that’s

bad, that’s been beautiful to

see. I’m just worried I alone

might be a little lame for her

until she is used to it again.

Fingers crossed for

fine weather and lots of

entertaining outdoor

distraction during the

readjustment period.

•Former Star Media

journalist Matt Salmons

has become a stay-athome

dad. We follow

his journey weekly

Cyclists urged

to slow down at

Cashmere track

• By Matt Slaughter

CYCLISTS SPEEDING through

a popular track in Cashmere are

putting walkers in danger.

The Spreydon-Cashmere

Community Board has asked

city council staff to improve the

signage at Ernle Clark Reserve

to remind cyclists to be more

considerate to pedestrians.

Board member Lee Sampson

said the request was a result of

the concerns raised by a nearby

resident.

“It’s just Ernle Clark is such

a successful space and it’s being

used by so many people,” he

said.

The cyclists, because there are

so many bends as you go around

Ernle Clark or so many trees that

kind of jut out into traffic, are

just catching people out now and

again.

“[City council] staff will go

away and explore putting some

signage up, so hopefully it’s just a

case of putting some signs up and

everybody gets on and will just

have a little bit more courtesy for

pedestrians.

“If you take the opinion that

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NEWS

A VISIT TO Christchurch

by the head of China’s Gansu

province has reinforced a

sister-city relationship spanning

35 years.

Gansu Party secretary Lin

Duo met Mayor Lianne Dalziel

on Saturday to discuss the

achievements and benefits of the

strong connection between the

areas.

“I am very excited to visit

Christchurch for the first time,”

Mr Lin said.

“Gansu highly values the

relationship with Christchurch.

We hope to build on the strong

foundation to make the relationship

even more comprehensive

and strategic in future.”

During the meeting Mr Lin

presented Ms Dalziel with a

replica of the bronze galloping

horse – the cultural emblem of

Gansu. In return, she presented

Mr Lin with a korowai (cloak of

bird feathers).

On Sunday, the 12-strong

Gansu delegation visited Springfield

to see the memorial to Rewi

Alley – a teacher and social

reformer who spent much of his

life in Gansu. The delegation

also visited the Fonterra factory

in Darfield, as well as other projects

in the district.

Gansu is a dry region, and Mr

Lin has strong interests in agriculture

and water conservation.

Ms Dalziel said the visit

opened the door to greater engagement

between the two

communities and more business,

educational and tourism opportunities.

“We continue to value our

relationship, and appreciate all

that our Gansu connections

bring to our city,” Ms Dalziel

said. “Our relationship dates

back to 1984 and we owe much

to the influence of Rewi Alley in

establishing that bond between

Gansu and Christchurch. On my

last visit to Gansu, I went to a

school established by Rewi

Alley, as well as his former

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Sister-city reinforces ties

BOND: Gansu Party secretary Lin Duo met with Mayor

Lianne Dalziel on Saturday.

PHOTO: JOHN TAN

home and final resting place.

“In 2015, I signed a renewal

of our memorandum of

understanding with Gansu.

Much of our relationship still

centres on education and

cultural exchange. However, we

have also established stronger

ties in science and technology

that benefit both areas and

are developing economic and

tourism-related connections. By

nurturing our relationship, we

can also realise opportunities

from China’s investment in the

burgeoning Silk Road Economic

Belt.”

Grant keeps tug afloat

LYTTELTON’S 112-year-old

tugboat has been thrown a

$41,620 funding lifeline.

Tug Lyttelton Preservation

Society was relying on a grant

from the city council’s social,

community development and

housing development committee

to help fund a $83,240 dry dock

survey.

The committee approved

the grant last week, which will

help cover conservation and

maintenance work, including the

survey. The ship has been out of

service for the past two summers

due to the need for repairs. This

has led to financial losses for

the society, whose members

voluntarily keep the tug in

working order.

The boat now has to go

into dry dock before it can return

to operation as a passenger vessel.

Society board member Roger

Ellery said the grant will help

keep the tug operational.

HARD

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Gerry

Smith is

part of the

team of

volunteers

who

maintain

Lyttelton’s

112-yearold

tugboat.

“We’ve put in hundreds of

voluntary hours to preserve

the tug, which really is a piece

of living history. But it’s also

an interesting, unique tourist

attraction that’s of great benefit

to Christchurch,” he said.

“We really want to become

financially sustainable in the long

term and, along with our other

fundraising, this grant is a step in

that direction.”

The society also recently

received a $10,000 grant from

the city council’s metropolitan

discretionary response grant

fund.

For several decades the tug

helped ships get safely in and

out of the harbour. On January

1, 1908, it escorted Antarctic

explorer Ernest Shackleton’s

ship Nimrod to Lyttelton Heads

as people gathered on the

surrounding hills to watch. The

tug was retired from service in

1971.

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OPINION

The coming week in our history

September 12, 1981 – All

Black forward Gary Knight was

hit by a flower bomb dropped

from a light plane as it flew

dangerously over Eden Park

in a bid to stop the third test

against the Springboks. Outside

the ground, violence erupted

on an unprecedented scale. The

All Blacks won 25–22 due to

an injury-time Allan Hewson

penalty goal.

September 13, 1933 –

The Labour Party’s Elizabeth

McCombs became New

Zealand’s first woman Member

of Parliament, winning a byelection

in the Lyttelton seat

caused by the death of her

husband, James McCombs (one

of the first Labour MPs, he had

held the seat since 1913).

September 14, 1938 –

The cornerstone of the first

Labour government’s welfare

programme, the Social Security

Act overhauled the pension

system and extended benefits

for families, invalids and the

unemployed.

September 15, 1976 – The

Rangatira arrived in Wellington

from Lyttelton for the last time,

bringing to an end more than 80

years of regular passenger ferry

services between the two ports.

September 16, 1905

The first fully representative

New Zealand rugby team to tour

the northern hemisphere was

known as the ‘Originals’. They

won 34 of their 35 matches and

popularised both the haka and

the ‘All Blacks’ nickname.

September 17, 1941 – As

well as (temporarily) doing

away with capital punishment

for murder, the Crimes

Amendment Act 1941 abolished

judicial provision for flogging

and whipping.

September 18,1937 – The

first state house was opened

in Mirimar, Wellington. Most

of the Labour Cabinet helped

the first tenants move into 12

Fife Lane. Even Prime Minister

Michael Joseph Savage carried

a cumbersome dining table

through a cheering throng.

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Bridges has a lot to learn

SIMON BRIDGES has been

riding a big wave this week

during his relatively short time

as leader of the National Party

– Labour’s alleged sex assault

debacle.

Bridges has been landing big

shots in a calm and collected

manner. He has been evenhanded

in his delivery; no

ranting and raving which we

might have seen from a less

politically-experienced Bridges

a couple of years ago when he

was making his way through the

National ranks.

Prime Minister Jacinda

Ardern has been the opposite.

She looks totally under siege,

uncomfortable at the relentless

questioning of what she might

have known or didn’t know.

It has played right into

National and Bridges’ hands.

So why would he stumble so

badly this week by saying New

Zealanders don’t care about

the Christchurch Call and its

attempt to eradicate extremism

and terrorism online.

Has Bridges forgotten what

happened in Deans Ave and

Linwood Ave on March 15, when

people were slaughtered by an

individual who hated them for

simply who they were?

Has Bridges forgotten the

outpouring of sympathy and

grief in Christchurch, many who

felt a major sense of guilt that

men, women and children could

be gunned down in our city

simply because of their beliefs?

And has Bridges forgotten

we are only days away from the

six-month anniversary of the

massacre?

Why he would criticise the

Christchurch Call? It was

grandstanding. He wanted to

take some of the limelight away

from Ardern’s meeting with

Twitter chief executive Jack

Dorsey on Monday.

Dorsey was in Wellington

to catch up with Ardern, who

inspired the Christchurch Call

summit in Paris. The meeting

involved social media matters

From the

editor’s desk

Barry Clarke

including 8Chan, the platform

used by the accused gunman to

spread his manifesto.

So Bridges went public, saying

New Zealanders are more

concerned about the measles

outbreak, education and the

state of the roads.

That may or maybe not be the

case. But when you have Ardern

on the ropes over the alleged

sex assault debacle, why would

you even think about throwing

a distracting headline-grabbing

opportunity into the mix.

Bridges still has a lot to learn.

He should have kept his views on

the Christchurch Call to himself.

barry@starmedia.kiwi


Thursday September 12 2019 The Star

People react on

star.kiwi Rise Up about

National Party leader

Simon Bridges saying

everyday New Zealanders

don’t care about the

Christchurch Call and

its attempt to eradicate

extremism and terrorism

online, led by Jacinda

Ardern after the March 15

mosque shootings

Amanda Louise – Simon

is very much the biggest joke in

NZ politics, his words have no

credibility.

Ani Matenga Terekia –

Wrong, wrong, wrong, Simon. If

we can make an effort to be kind,

understanding, respect others

and their beliefs, you can.

Amy Walshei – Guess

this is what happens when our

views are based on personal

experiences, if you’ve never

experienced it then you

will never have the capacity

to understand it or see the

importance, his lack of empathy

and understanding is tiresome.

Lisa Crandall – Speak

for yourself Simon. The live

streaming of a murderous

terrorist attack does concern me.

Our PM is trying to do whatever

is in her power to prevent a

repeat, and I applaud her for it.

Paul Knox – Oh really!

Ordinary Kiwis don’t care

about people and places being

decimated by extremists like

the oxygen thief who killed 51

people in Christchurch? What

part of NZ and our values does

Simon Bridges understand,

because it sure as hell isn’t in line

with 99 per cent of Kiwis.

Mattie Akurangi Tapara

– You are so wrong Simon, a lot

of people made a big effort of

getting together to show love

and support to the people of

Christchurch. They needed help

and we gave it to them. SB you

should do the same.

Anna Henderson – Wow,

Simon you are so out of touch.

Sam Whittaker – If his

children were a little older and

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

had seen the live stream he

would be moving heaven and

earth to do something about it.

He doesn’t speak for me, sorry I

do care. I don’t see it as a misuse

of time.

Damien Coup – But the

National party don’t know any

everyday New Zealanders. Do

they?

Jason Nottage – Typical

media overstatement. This is not

Bridges saying Kiwis don’t care

what happened in Christchurch,

it’s saying that Kiwis may view

the talks in Paris as misuse of

time compared to other issues

currently being faced. And what

were the outcomes?

Tony Pickett – I still can’t

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

believe the Nats have him as

leader, they must have a plan for

him.

Zane McKinnon – This

is the first time I’ve heard

from Bridges since March 15. I

thought Judith had run him out

of a job.

Sally Lane – I just come here

to read the comments, which are

priceless.

Brian Gately – I agree with

the National Party.

Pam Gray – He’s certainly

not speaking for me, and most of

the people I know.

Heather Bevan – Yes, the

measles outbreak is something

that should not be happening,

but we do care about what

happened in Christchurch and

we do not want it happening

again.

Denis Lynn Gillison –

Sorry, Simon Bridges. We do

care.

Carla Williams – Opinions

OPINION 21

are opinions, but Simon don’t

speak for me.

Selena Beecroft –

Everyday New Zealanders don’t

care about him.

Jamie Hughes – Simon

Bridges? Who’s he? What’s he

done for the people of NZ lately?

Hmm.

David Simons – Bridges

just oozes jealousy and

irrelevance . . . he will be

forever known as the worst

leader of the opposition NZ has

ever had.

Linda McMeeking – Never

voting National. And as far as his

comments about Christchurch,

just the same as the rest of NZ

when we had the earthquakes.

Nobody cared because they

weren’t here. Just like you weren’t

here the dreadful day of the

shootings. I guess it’s out of sight

out of mind, ignorance if you ask

me.

Peter Ellis death

I suppose one shouldn’t be

surprised, given The Star’s

shameful history on the matter,

but describing Peter Ellis as a

sex offender in the headline (The

Star, September 5) announcing

his death, is a low blow. “Witch

hunt victim” or “moral hysteria

casualty” would have been more

appropriate and more accurate.

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OUR PEOPLE – MURRAY LENNOX

Hanging up the baton after conducting

After more than 30

years leading church,

community and school

choirs, well-known

conductor Murray

Lennox will perform for

one last time on Sunday.

Louis Day catches

up with the veteran

conductor

When and how did your

passion for music begin?

When I was very young, as

children we were surrounded

by music. One of my earliest

memories of participating in

music was singing as an eightyear-old

in the Hastings Primary

School’s choir festival. It felt

awesome I was one of several

hundred children all singing

our hearts out in the Hastings

Municipal Theatre. It was great.

At what age did you realise

you wanted to become a

conductor?

I was probably in my 20s when

I was teaching in Gisborne and

was involved in the resurrection

of a schools music festival. It

was very rewarding. Just getting

a response from the kids and

making them feel good, I really

saw kids come out of their shell.

When did you become a

conductor?

In the late 1970s in my late

30s. Before that I was a primary

school teacher but before that

I had professional training

in singing and performed in

numerous stage musicals. I can

also play the piano and the cello,

I play the piano a lot better than I

can play the cello though.

What is the role of the

conductor?

I suppose it is to mould

multiple voices into one sound

END OF AN ERA: Seventy-eight year old

Murray Lennox has called time on his

conducting career after more than three

decades of service. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

so that with a choir instead of

having 20 soloists you have one

lovely blend of voices. It’s to help

the singers interpret the words

of the song so that the audience

can actually understand the story

they are trying to put across.

What is the biggest choir you

have ever conducted?

Six thousand children, that

was back in the year 2000 when

we did a recording for Praise

Be for TVNZ in what was the

old Westpac stadium. It was

quite challenging conducting

them all at once, but it was very

rewarding. We sang about 14

songs. I have conducted school,

church and community choirs, I

have conducted a choir in India

would you believe? It was a youth

convention. Interestingly, I had a

message on Facebook this week

from one of the kids saying I can

remember you as a young man

leading us in that choir.

How has music made a

difference in your life?

I love music, if I don’t have

access to music I just feel like life

is just not as fulfilling as it can

be. I see it as a healer of wounds.

Let me put it this way about three

weeks ago I was feeling pretty

depressed and I woke up on a

Sunday morning going: ‘Oh boy

do I have to take the church choir

this morning,’ and when they

sang it just lifted my spirits and

after hearing them sing I just felt

so much better.

What has music taught you?

Perhaps an experience I had in

Finland, when I was attending an

international music conference.

There were youth choirs from all

over the world and on the final

night of the conference, which

ran for a week, I think there were

10 choirs spread right across this

huge auditorium and just close to

us there were two choirs one was

from Norway and the other choir

was an African-American choir

and they just mingled together

and they sang a song that bought

tears to the eyes of people in

the audience. That talked about

bringing various cultures

together, it just brought them

together as one, like the keys on

a piano. It taught me that under

the skin we are all the same, we

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What training does someone

have to go through to become a

conductor?

For me, a lot of it was selftaught

just watching other

conductors at work. I had an

occasion to attend a summer

workshop with a leading English

conductor, this is going back

probably 15 years ago, and to

have him to confirm with me

that I was doing the right thing

felt very affirming. There are

university courses where people

could study conducting but I felt

I was too old to go back to school.

What do you make of the

state of music today, the kind

of music that teenagers are

listening to?

I find if a song has got a tune to

it and I can hear the words then

I can identify with it, I think of

songs like you raise me up that

was a popular song not so long

ago, that’s a song that has a lot

of value to it and will for years

to come. I’m not a hip-hop fan

because there is so little tune to

it and I can never hear the words

and never make sense of them

and sometimes the language they

use leaves me a bit cold. I don’t

think I could ever conduct a hiphop

artist. However, I think they

do have a certain artistic flair

that does appeal to some people

but they would never be part of

a choir.

What was the worst thing

to happen to you during a live

performance?

Not so much on the conducting

side, but I was in a number of

stage musicals and the worst

thing that happened there was I

forgot my words. So I winged it

and I made the words up, I don’t

think the audience noticed but

the cast definitely did.

Do you ever get nervous

before shows?

Yes, I must admit the adrenalin

still pumps away and I just say:

‘Calm down,’ but it keeps me on

my toes, it means that I don’t

get complacent about what I’m

doing.

Have you ever told someone

they had no future in singing?

No, but I have come very close

to it. Fortunately, there have only

been two occasions where I have

thought: ‘Oh what is this person

doing here.’ Fortunately they

have got the message and just

quietly left.

How would you describe your

conducting style?

Fairly restrained. I was once

told don’t let your conducting get

in the way of the music. Some

conductors think they are the

performance and that is not my

style at all I’m there to lead and

direct but no get in the way of the

music.

Where did you grow up?

I was brought up in Hawkes

Bay I went to primary school

in Hastings and for secondary

school I went to Napier Boys’

High. I moved to Christchurch

around 30 years ago.

What did you get in trouble

for at school?

Not doing my maths

homework. I would get a really

sore tail after it when getting the

cane, it happened only twice in

OUR PEOPLE 23

performers for more than 30 years

IN CONTROL:

Murray Lennox

conducts the All

Souls Church

choir.

Thursday September 12 2019 The Star

FINAL PERFORMANCE

DETAILS

Sunday, 2pm

Murray Lennox will

conduct his last major

work when the All Souls

Parish Choir perfrom

Requiem 9/11. On this

occasion, the choir will

be accompanied by Paul

Brown at the organ, and

with guest artists, Apollo

Strings. Matthew Harris

will sing the baritone solos

and the treble passages

will be sung by a group of

choristers from Medbury

Preparatory School.

Tickets can be purchased

at the door and cost $10.

All Souls Anglican Church,

30 Church Lane, Merivale

my five years in high school. Our

maths teacher was a nasty piece

of work, I won’t name him but he

was a bad lot, very sadistic. He

would throw books around the

classroom and he would shout.

How are you feeling going

into your final performance?

I suppose there is a touch of

sadness but at the same time,

how can I put it, in a sense, there

is an essence of relief knowing

that I think I have done my job

well and I can end with a sense of

achievement.

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Simon O’Neill in Concert with

Woolston Brass – Fundraising Concerts

Proudly sponsored by John Rhind, international

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iconic Woolston Brass under the direction of Music

Director Tyme Marsters 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,

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damaged from the earthquakes and is earmarked for

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rebuild this rehearsal facility on Dampier Street that

will host the award-winning Woolston Brass and their

Academy.

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

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November at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre will

feature tenor classics such as traditional Irish ballad

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Thursday September 12 2019 The Star

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

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The Star continues showcasing the city’s successful young people.

If you have a story to tell, email jess.gibson@starmedia.kiwi

Piper bags solo success

• By Claire Booker

VICTORY ON the world stage

is no pipe dream for Campbell

Wilson.

The year 12 St Andrew’s College

piper won the under-18

Piobaireachd and under-18

March, Strathspey and Reel

events at the Northern Meeting

in Inverness, Scotland, on August

29 and 30.

In the piping world, the annual

Northern Meeting is the

most prestigious competition for

solo pipers around the world.

Since Campbell began piping

when he was nine-years-old, he

has achieved a long list of highlights

in his career.

He made history at the Hastings

Highland Games in April

when he became the youngest

ever winner of the New Zealand

Gold Medal for Piobaireachd.

Campbell was named New

Zealand Young Piper of the

Year in 2018, is titled the youngest

ever winner of the Silver

Chanter March, Strathspey and

Reel event.

Now, he can add the two wins

in Inverness to his already impressive

resumé.

Campbell said the win still

feels surreal, and being surrounded

by like-minded people

was amazing.

“I never thought I’d do so well,

PIPES: Campbell Wilson

won the under-18

Piobaireachd and under-18

March, Strathspey and Reel

events at the Northern

Meeting in Scotland.

I was just there to perform to my

potential,” he said.

Competitors from Scotland,

England, the United States, Canada

and New Zealand competed

in the annual competition.

Campbell’s father Greg Wilson

is classified as one of the

top pipers in the world – and

doubles as his tutor.

Mr Wilson’s career success

includes winning 14 Gold Clasp

Piobaireachd competitions – an

event which pipers can only

compete in if they have won the

New Zealand Gold Medal for

Piobaireachd.

“My dad is very proud of my

success. He has put in so much

time and effort for me to be of a

reasonable standard to compete

in Scotland, and it definitely

paid off. I am very appreciative

of him, I couldn’t succeed without

him,” Campbell said.

Campbell practices at least six

times a week, for 90min each

session, he also has a lesson with

his father every Sunday.

There isn’t a secret to my success,

only that I put the work in

and it pays off,” he said.

Campbell will face off against

his father at the end of October

in the annual Labour Weekend

competitions, and he looks forward

to the challenge.

Campbell said his goals for the

future are not around results as

they aren’t always achievable,

he is more focused on having a

good performance.

“It’s definitely achievable

to have a good performance

or even a phenomenal

performance. And from there,

results may come – they’re just a

bonus,” he said.

YOUNG, SUCCESSFUL

& on the move

Talent on the trombone

COSETTE HAVELAAR is a

15-year-old home-schooled

Harewood resident who has a

passion for music.

And she has been selected for

the New Zealand Secondary

Schools Brass Band for her talent

with the trombone.

Cosette plays the trombone

and piano, and she attributes her

success to being part of a musical

family.

“Ever since I was little I always

wanted to learn the instruments I

heard at concerts. What drew me

to trombone specifically was that

I liked the sound of brass instruments,

but I figured trombone was

way cooler than the rest as it has a

slide instead of valves,” she said.

Cosette has been playing the

trombone for four years, and she

said being home-schooled gives

her more time to practice.

“At home I can prioritise music

and spend time on that first before

my studies each day.”

Cosette auditioned for the

NZSSBB where she had to play a

slow melody and some exercises

which were selected by the musical

director.

“When I saw that I had been

accepted into the band, I couldn’t

stop jumping up and down and I

was smiling the rest of the day,”

she said.

SUCCESS: Cosette Havelaar

will head to New Plymouth at

the end of the month to join

the New Zealand Secondary

Schools Brass Band.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

Cosette will leave for the

NZSSBB on September 30 and

will come home on October 6,

and it will be her first time in

New Plymouth.

She is involved with Nor’west

Brass, which she says has helped

to push her to become a stronger

player.

Cosette hopes to compete in the

junior trombone solo competition

at the brass band national

championships next year.

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THEATRE/ARTS 29

Big line-up for Little Andromeda

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

MORE THAN 100

performances of 70 different

shows will be staged in a major

pop-up theatre festival.

The Little Andromeda

programme is set to start next

month, and

the line-up

was launched

at The Craft

Embassy on

Sunday.

The festival,

which

runs from

October 4 to

Michael Bell

November 30,

will include

comedies, cabaret performances,

musicals and entertainment for

children and babies.

Little Andromeda project

director Michael Bell – who

opened Orange Studios on Ferry

Rd in 2006 – said the festival

will be an opportunity for

Christchurch performers and

“out-of-towners” to connect.

“This is a celebration

of diversity and talent in

Christchurch. We are a rich

arts city, but often don’t get the

exposure we deserve because

venues are so hard to come by,”

Bell said.

The programme will showcase

a mixture of performers,

television personalities and

theatre companies from across

New Zealand.

Little Andromeda premiered

last year in Christchurch and

was attended by about 7000

people. It had 92 performances

from about 50 artists.

The venue then was a tent

in the arts precinct. But it has

now moved indoors with each

performance set to be held at a

space above the Terrace Tavern.

Bell said the goal is for theatregoers

to make the performances

part of a night out on The

Terrace.

He said many highlights

stand out in the line-up. The

Court Jesters, the team behind

New Zealand’s longest-running

comedy show Scared Scriptless,

will perform the improvised

medical comedy Soapland Street,

which is inspired by the TV

show Shortland Street.

Two anticipated premieres

will be the comedy Sibs,

starring former

Christchurch

siblings Liv and

Chris Parker

(right), and

Meme Lord,

created by

theatremaker

Alice

Canton,

which explores

the unhealthy

relationship

between people and

online culture.

Bell said actors Eli

Matthewson and Brynley

Stewart, who ended their

relationship about a decade

ago, have come together

for the comedy Exes.

“It is awesome,

this is exactly

the stuff

Christchurch

needs,” Bell

said.

The city

council granted

a $50,000 funding

boost to the festival

in July.

Bell said the goal is to

eventually have a permanent

performance space similar to the

LAUGH: A highlight of the

Little Andromeda festival

will be The Court Jesters’

improvised medical comedy

Soapland Street, which is

inspired by the TV soap

opera Shortland Street.

Basement Theatre in Auckland

or BATS Theatre in Wellington.

They are much more similar

to what we are trying to do,

which is a casual theatre where

artists can do their own work on

their own terms,” Bell said.

He said the goal is to keep

running the festival every year

until it can eventually open its

own venue.

About 90 submissions were

received from artists who wanted

to take part in the festival this

year. Compared to last year, the

line-up now includes more shows

for children and families.

The children’s shows will

include The Tortoise and the

Hare by New Zealand Playhouse

and Up and Away for babies and

toddlers by the Cubbin Theatre

Company.

Every Wednesday from

October 9 to November 27,

musicians such as Suzy Cato, Itty

Bitty Beats and Loopy Tunes will

be performing as part of Little

Wednesdays at Little A.

•A festival opening party

will be held at The Terrace

on October 4. To view the

full programme, go to

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30

GARDENING

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Sunshine brings up the soil temperature

SPRING HAS finally arrived.

Temperatures will still be a bit

up and down this month, but

overall, they are on the rise. There

is plenty for gardeners to do,

especially preparing vegetable and

flower gardens for planting.

Vegetable garden

Harvest the remainder of your

winter veges and remove any that

have finished. Improve the soil by

adding plenty of new compost.

Where soils are not too wet, you

can now plant hardier vegetables

for summer harvesting, these

include; asparagus, beetroot,

cabbage, cauliflower, carrots,

onion, radish, silverbeet and

spinach.

Flowering annuals and

shrubs

Begin preparing for your summer

flower garden. It’s a little

early to plant traditional summer

annuals, so start with good

all-rounders; such as alyssum,

calendulas, cornflowers, lobelia,

pansies and violas.

You can raise your own summer

annuals seedlings by sowing

seeds into fresh seed raising mix

now. It’s important to use fresh

mix to ensure healthy, diseasefree

seedlings. Place pots or trays

in a warm north-facing spot

indoors or outdoors in a greenhouse,

and water regularly to

ensure even germination. New

seedlings should be ready for

planting around five-six weeks.

Give flowering winter shrubs

that have finished flowering, like

azaleas and camellias, a light ‘tidy

up’ prune where needed.

Bulbs

Mark the position of your late

winter/early spring flowering

bulbs if you want to grow annuals

and perennials in the same area

over summer. It will save the

heartache of accidentally digging

them up when planting, Allow

any bulbs that have flowered

brilliantly to naturalise (growing

and seeding as they would naturally

in the wild) in your garden,

especially freesias, hyacinth, iris,

lachenalias, muscari, narcissus

and watsonias.

IF YOU’VE got an area in

your garden where you want

to create a mass of colour, you

can’t go past petunias.

They are prolific bloomers

that, if looked after, will continue

to flower all summer.

You can choose from plain

purple, red, pink or white.

How about purple with dashes

of white like on the

primetime violet star?

Or the duo red and white

variety which, like the name

suggests, produces a beautiful

mixture of red and white

flower?

Not sure what colour to select?

Then try a mixed bundle.

Roses

New Zealand spring and early

summer is a marvellous time for

roses with masses of stunning

blooms, and plants are typically

disease free. If you do notice signs

of disease or pests – spray immediately.

Remember once you commit

to spraying, you must follow

a regular regime throughout the

season. Apply rose fertiliser every

five to six weeks from late September

(always avoid fertilising

over the hot summer months).

Fruit trees and

strawberries

Stone fruit are in full flower,

as are pip fruit like apples and

pears. Fingers crossed for favourable

weather conditions (sunny

Don’t have a big garden to

fill with bedding flowers? Don’t

worry about that either. All

petunias really need to flourish

is a sunny, free-draining spot.

They grow equally as well in

pots and hanging baskets making

them perfect for just about

any garden.

Once you’ve selected your

seedlings and sunny spot to

plant, simply dig small holes,

around 3cm deep and 25cm

apart, and plant.

Be sure to watch out for slugs

or trying using our beer bait. It

also pays to keep an eye out for

aphids. If you spot these pesky

pests, a general insecticide or

VULNERABLE:

Mark the

position of your

late winter/

early spring

flowering bulbs

so you don’t

accidentally dig

them up.

days and no strong winds) as it’s

critical for pollination by bees.

Unfortunately, heavy rain and

strong winds can have a major

impact on pollination resulting in

limited fruit.

Early strawberry varieties are

beginning to set fruit. Keep a

good layer of pea straw or hay

(mulch) around the plants to

keep berries clean and healthy.

With other berry plants such as

raspberries and boysenberries,

apply a copper oxychloride spray

to help prevent the occurrence of

summer disease.

spray of organic alternative,

neem oil will sort that problem.

And make sure to keep them

watered. If you’re not sure how

thirsty they are, stick your

finger in the soil 2cm deep. If

the soil is dry, they will need a

drink.

Then sit back and wait just

four to six weeks for your

beautiful petunias to bloom.

Remember to pick off dead

heads to encourage reflowering.

VERSATILE: Petunias will

grow well in the garden

or in a pot.

Herbs

Plant your new seasons

herbs. Because many herbs are

Mediterranean plants, they prefer

a warm, sunny position in welldrained

soil and will struggle in

dark, shady locations. You can

easily grow herbs from seed; try

basil, borage, chives, coriander,

dill, fennel, parsley, rosemary,

sage and thyme. They can also

grow from cuttings, especially

thyme, sage, rosemary and

tarragon.

Container gardens

It’s changeover time for

flowering annual displays. Violas

and pansies and ‘potted colour’

varieties make excellent displays

during spring before you plant

traditional summer annuals.

Always clean pots between

seasons and use fresh container

mix.

Lawns

You will notice new season

grass growth beginning.

Apply lawn fertiliser from late

September and avoid mowing

too ‘close’ initially in spring – you

don’t want to ‘scalp’ the lawn.

Check your lawn mower blades

are sharp to make the cut cleaner;

otherwise they can tear out the

grass and damage growth.

Top tip: As the soil warms in

spring, mulch new and existing

plants in the garden or pots to

help suppress weeds and aid water

retention over the dry summer

months.

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GARDENING 31

Plant hardy veges for summer harvest

IT’S TIME for gardeners to

celebrate.

Temperatures are on the

rise, producing signs of spring

throughout the garden.

September can be a wet and

windy month so ensure you still

protect plants where need be. It’s

a busy but very enjoyable time,

with colour and scents slowly

coming back into the garden.

Final harvesting and removal of

winter maturing vegetables gives

plenty of material for the compost

bin. By staggering planting times,

hopefully these vegetables have

supplied you with continuous

supplies over winter.

Where conditions allow, ie soil

not too wet and temperatures rising

in your area, you can plant the

hardier vegetables for summer

harvesting. Remember the more

traditional summer vegetables

will be planted next month.

Those veges can include; asparagus,

beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower,

carrots, onion, radish, silverbeet

and spinach. Improve existing

vege plots with plenty of compost

before planting the new seasons

vegetables. Keep a wary eye for

slugs and snails as they emerge

when temperatures increase.

Time for preparing your summer

flowering garden. Winter annuals

are now coming to an end

of their flowering. While it’s still a

TASTE: Find a dry piece of soil and get onions in the ground now.

little early for planting traditional

summer annuals, there are some

that ‘transcend’ the typical growing

seasons and are very useful at

this time of year.

These include alyssum, calendulas,

cornflower, lobelia, pansies

and violas. If you wish to grow

your own summer flowering

annuals, seed should be sown

now either in a glasshouse or in

a warm, north facing enclosed

patio.

Sow and water regularly to ensure

even germination. Seedlings

should be ready for transplanting

into the garden six to eight weeks

after sowing.

Carefully mark the position of

your winter and spring flowering

bulbs as you may wish to grow

other plants in the same area over

summer months.

Where the bulbs have performed

well, allow them to

naturalise where they are growing.

This applies especially to

crocus, freesias, hyacinths, iris,

lachenalias, muscari, narcissus,

and watsonias.

Stone fruit such as apricots,

cherries, nectarines, peaches and

plums are all in bloom now, as are

pip fruit such as apples and pears.

Hopefully, weather conditions

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Rose growth is finally under

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is beneficial for plant health.

Start feeding roses from October

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FOOD

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Ingredients

4 porterhouse steaks (about

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1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

3/4 cup dry red wine

1/2 cup good-quality beef stock

1 thyme sprig

30g butter

Mash of choice, roasted baby

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Directions

AVOCADO DIP WITH CARROT STICKS (PALEO)

Ingredients

1 avocado, halved with pit

removed

1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon

juice

2 Tbsp tahini

1 clove fresh garlic, minced

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp sea salt

Pinch ground cayenne (optional)

Pinch paprika

200g carrots

Directions

Peel and cut carrots into chips.

Scoop the avocado flesh into a

small bowl.

Add lemon juice, tahini, garlic,

cumin, and cayenne (if using).

Stir well to combine. You could

also mix the ingredients in a food

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Transfer to a small serving

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Serve with carrots.

Season steaks generously with

salt and black pepper.

Heat large char-grill or frying

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and internal temperature is 50

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Transfer steaks to carving

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Place non-stick frying pan

over medium-high heat.

Add wine and simmer for

4min or until reduced by half.

Add beef stock and thyme and

simmer for a further 4min or

until reduced by half.

Remove pan from heat and

whisk in butter to blend.

Season sauce with salt and

pepper.

Divide steak among four

plates. Drizzle with pan sauce

and serve with mash, carrots

and veges.

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WINE 33 WEST COAST Advertising Feature

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Pleasures can be

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• By Mark Henderson

RECENTLY, I was reading

Wines of the French Alps,

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The author commented

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Rating: Very good to

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Floral and expressive with

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grassiness, stonefruits with

aeration. Fatness on entry,

almost a soapy softness, but

the acid floods in to snap

it back into line. Lime, cut

grass and some exotic fruit

flavours on a luscious, rich

mid-palate before a little

chalkiness on the close.

Bright, fresh and fun with

different flavours to explore.

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2018 Hunter’s

Marlborough Gruner

Veltliner

Price: $24.90

Rating: Excellent

The nose gives an

impression of fatness

and richness, along with

a little funk, matchstick,

pepper, lime and grapefruit.

Creamily textured, filling

the mouth, pepper and

spice through the midpalate,

backed by lime and

cooked lentils. A lifted

grapefruit note brings

freshness to the close.

Pinot gris lovers could

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2018 Carrick

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Rating: Excellent

Fragrantly spiced nose of

cinnamon and vanilla pod,

the fruit backed by a waft

of dried herb, butterscotch

and almond with aeration.

There’s a Mackintosh’s

toffee-like note on the

palate, enlivened by citrus

before air allows greengage

plum to shine. Nicely

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Threatens to tighten up,

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A creamy, lactic note

meets with cashews, grilled

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little citrus in the wings.

These notes carry on to the

palate as sweet, tropical

fruit notes build, while a

core of acidity keeps this

vibrant as a little chewy

fruit pith gives texture.

Threatens to soften but

spiced nuts and zestiness

hanging on the long finish

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2018 Main Divide

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Gewurztraminer

Price: $20.99

Rating: Excellent

While fragrant and

floral with its rose petal

and lychee, this gives a

drier impression. Lovely

texture on entry, sweetly

fruited, continuing the

lychee theme on a rich and

slightly dry palate. Excellent

varietal expression, good

depth of flavour and

freshness too. With

aeration the nose swells and

the wine grows nicely in

depth.

A lovely rendition for

Gewurz fans.

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2017 Cicada

Marlborough

Gewurztraminer

Price: $24

Rating: Excellent

Turkish delight and

dustiness leap from the

glass, shifting to lychee, rose

petal, spice and licorice. Off

dry with textural, almost

oily richness, the flavours

shift back to Turkish

delight, gum drop and

licorice. Rather than acidity,

there’s a fruit pith-like

graininess that adds fresh

lift, creating a foil for the

oily richness.

Very true to the

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GETAWAY TO THE WEST COAST

A real sense of pioneer

New Zealand

While the South Island’s West Coast is

well known for its magnificent scenery and

glaciers, no visit to the area is complete

without experiencing Shantytown.

The discovery of gold in 1864 led to a

population “explosion” – from around 300

to almost 30,000 residents. Isolation, rugged

terrain and extreme weather conditions

produced stories of fortitude and ingenuity.

Shantytown tells these stories through

a fascinating mix of experience and

displays. Ride the Steam Train along an

original tramway through native rainforest;

experience the sights and sounds of a

working sawmill. Watch the mighty sluice

gun in action then follow the races and

flumes to the gold claim and learn the

technique of how to pan for your own gold

– a strike is guaranteed!

The beautiful setting on over 200 hectares

acres of native rainforest offers a feeling of

remoteness, while only 10 minutes from the

seaside town of Greymouth. The rainforest

is easily accessible with short bush walks

and trails around the park.

The village, born of the gold rush, offers

delicious refreshments from King Dick’s

Cafe, while the kids can enjoy the flying fox,

or try their hand at the gold-rush Treasure

Hunt.

For a memento of your visit to

Shantytown nothing is better than to grab a

costume and get an old time photo.

With over 30 shops and buildings to

explore, there’s so much to see and do at

Shantytown.

The newly refurbished Monteith’s

Brewing Company offers a fascinating

brewery experience in the heart of

Greymouth. Visitors can explore the

traditions and heritage of the brewing

establishment and taste their famous craft

brews and modern food.

The guided brewery tour starts with an

introduction into the origins of Monteith’s,

which started in 1868 on the West Coast.

The tour takes visitors into the brewery

where they can see, touch, taste and smell

the New Zealand-grown ingredients used

to make the range of craft beers.

A walk through the brew house and

packaging house with the expert guide will

reveal the process involved with crafting the

150-year- old beer recipes and the modern

additions. Video, visual and verbal prompts

explain the techniques and technical

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The tour finishes with a lesson on how

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The brewery tour package includes a West

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If time is limited, simply enjoy the

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Cats and Cavaliers

hockey campaigns

The Canterbury Cavaliers and

the Cats both begin their weeklong

National Hockey League

campaigns in Tauranga on

Saturday. The Cavaliers will face

North Harbour, Midlands and

Southern in pool A of the men’s

competition, while the Cats will

face North Harbour, Auckland

and Southern in their pool of

the women’s tournament. The

Cats last won in 2016. However,

the Cavaliers will be hunting

their first national crown since

2005.

Uni shoot for another

basketball title

Canterbury University can

claim back-to-back premier

club basketball titles when

they face Pioneer on Saturday.

At the weekend UC’s 3x3 side

finished seventh at the 3x3.

EXE premier tournament in

Tokyo. They defeated a side

from Thailand before being

knocked out by eventual

champions Utsunomiya from

Japan. Their final on Saturday

tips off at Cowles Stadium

at 5.20pm. It will follow the

premier women’s final between

Lincoln University and North

Canterbury at 3.40pm.

Beck plays 100th

game for Bulldogs

Jason Beck, who has been

No 35 for the Christchurch

Bulldogs since 2008, brought

up his 100th cap for the side

on Saturday. Beck is treasurer

of the Canterbury Australian

Football League and has

received volunteer of the year

and clubman of the year awards

in the past. Amazingly Beck

only took up the sport after

moving to Christchurch from

Southland aged 38. On Saturday

he helped the Bulldogs go top of

the table with a 66-48 win over

Mid-Canterbury Eagles.

• By Gordon Findlater

CANTERBURY United Pride

begin the defence of their

National Women’s League

title when they host Capital at

English Park on Sunday.

Pride coach Alana Gunn

will have a tough task putting

together a full strength team for

the opening round with more

than half a dozen of the 22 players

recently named in the full

Pride squad unavailable due to

national team commitments

or injury. She’s confident the

defending champions will have a

strong starting 11, but admits the

bench will lack depth.

Lara Wall, Gabi Rennie, Tahlia

Herman-Watt, Marisa Van der

Meer are all unavailable due

to being away with the New

Zealand under-19 team in Rarotonga.

Macey Fraser and Britney-

Lee Nicholson are expected to be

PLAYMAKER: Tevin Arona will

co-captain the Canterbury Bulls

with Linwood prop Alex Todd. ​

Earlier games for next

Super Rugby season

NEXT YEAR’S Super Rugby

schedule has been announced

and the competition will have

its earliest ever start date on

February 1.

THe competition will also move

to earlier 7.05pm and 4.45pm

kick-off times for New Zealand

games.

The Crusaders open their

campaign by hosting the

Waratahs in Nelson and have

seven further home games at

Orange Therapy Stadium.

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CONTENDERS: The Pride won their fourth National

Women’s League title in December. ​

left out due to arriving home today

after a trip to China with the

national Futsal side, meanwhile

striker Cody Taylor is expected

• By Gordon Findlater

THE CANTERBURY Bulls

face a tough task when they

open their National Premiership

campaign with a trip to the

defending champion Akarana

Falcons on Saturday.

The Bulls squad assembled for

the first time on August 14 and

have been training on field for the

past two weeks ahead of the fourteam

premiership. The last time

the Bulls met the Falcons it ended

their season with a 14-34 loss.

They’re the benchmark in

terms of the competition,” said

Bulls coach Andrew Auimatagi.

This year’s side will be cocaptained

by Hornby half Tevin

Arona and Linwood prop Alex

Todd, taking over from James

Baxendale who has chosen to

concentrate on playing duties

this season.

Arona helped the Bulls make

their last grand-final appearance

in 2016, but has spent

the last two years in Auckland

before returning to Christchurch

earlier this year. He will

combine with fellow Hornby

half Brad Campbell who impressed

in his debut campaign

12 months ago.

“He [Arona] adds a lot of

leadership in the halves,” said

Auimatagi.

“With Brad [Campbell] now

in his second year of the premiership

I’m excited to see how

they’ll shape.”

Auimatagi is also aware of the

importance of every minute of

the three match round-robin.

Last year the Bulls missed out

to potentially miss the whole

season due to injury.

Last year the Pride won nine

and lost three of their 12 roundrobin

games to advance to the

final where they defeated top

qualifiers Northern Lights 3-2

after extra-time. The goal this

year will be to once again make

the grand final come December.

“I think we’ve got a stronger

squad than last year, so our first

goal will be to get to the final,”

said Gunn.

The match against Capital at

English Park kicks off at 1pm.

2019 Pride squad

Una Foyle, Marisa van der

Meer, Rebecca Lake, Lara Wall,

Annie Gilchrist, Chloe Jones,

Gabi Rennie, Tahlia Herman-

Watt, Jayda Stewart, Annalie

Longo, Macey Fraser, Lauren

Dabner, Whitney Hepburn,

Jasmine Donald, Britney Lee

Nicholson, Sam Senior, Cody

Taylor, Frankie Morrow, Ellena

Firth, Kate Taylor, Nicola

Dominicovich, Bel van Noorden.

Bulls want to avenge last year’s defeat

Crusaders full schedule

– February 1 v Waratahs (Nelson),

7.05pm; February 8 at Chiefs,

7.05pm; February 14 at Blues,

7.05pm; February 21 v Highlanders,

7.05pm; March 6 v Reds, 7.05pm;

March 14 at Sunwolves, 4.45pm;

March 14 v Hurricanes, 7.05pm;

March 28 at Highlanders, 7.05pm;

April 3 v Blues, 7.05pm; April 17 at

Rebels, 9.45pm, April 24 v Jaguares,

7.05pm; May 2 v Stormers, 4.45pm;

May 8 at Hurricanes, 7.05pm; May 17

at Lions 1.05am; May 24 at Sharks,

1.05am; May 30 v Chiefs, 7.05pm.

SPORT 39

THE EARLY stumbling blocks

appear to be well and truly cleared

and now Canterbury have a

chance to move into the top-four

of the Mitre 10 Cup premiership

tomorrow night.

Canterbury head to Whangarei

tomorrow to face a struggling

Northland. Canterbury go into

the match on the back of a 80-0

drubbing of Southland and an impressive

32-22 win over defending

champions Auckland.

After lingering at the bottom

of the premiership a fortnight

ago Canterbury are now

looking like title contenders.

Northland are second

on a spot in the final due to a a

points differential eight points

worse than Counties Manukau.

There’s no time to take the

foot off the pedal. In the past it’s

come down to small periods in

play that have let us down.”

Saturday’s match at

Auckland’s Pulman Park

kicks-off at 3pm.

Bulls squad

Tevin Arona, James

Baxendale, Michael Butson,

Brad Campbell, Jordan

Coleman, Caius Fa’atili, Jiordan

Fidow-Kele, Thoren Fidow-Kele,

Ben Ilalio, Alani Kakoi, Danny

Latu, Rulon Nutira, Vinnie

Paul, Matthew Sauni, Roger

Tafua, Jope Tagicakibau, Alex

Todd, Keletisia Tongo-Tongo,

Brad Austin, Justin Lynch.

Canterbury looking for top-four spot

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Almond fuels life after the All Whites

The Star looks back

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Canterbury’s sporting

icons from yesteryear.

This week Gordon

Findlater talks to former

All Whites defender

Bobby Almond about

playing in a World Cup

and pumping fuel on

Blenheim Rd

THE MAN at the heart of the

famous 1982 All Whites defence

has gone from loud mouth centre

half to friendly-faced fuel boy.

Bobby Almond ran onto the

pitch 49 times for the All Whites

between 1978 and 1982. He

played in all 15 qualifying games

for the side en route to their 1982

FIFA World Cup debut in Spain

and played in their pool matches

against Brazil and Scotland.

Almond has lived in

Christchurch since moving

from England in 1973. He has

worked in the fuel industry for

more than 30 years, mostly as

a business manager for Caltex.

These days he can still be found

pumping fuel part-time at Caltex

on Blenheim Rd.

Almond, 67, grew up in South

London and played much of

his early football there before

being picked up on an amateur

contract with North London

giants Tottenham Hotspurs’

youth side.

“I had a chance to go to

Millwall being a South London

boy, but the thoughts of playing

for Spurs was a good draw,” said

Almond.

“I didn’t drive a car by then, so

it was about two underground

trains, four buses and a cycle just

to get to training.”

Almond’s youth team at Spurs

in 1969/70 had no shortage of

success. In his one year with

the side, they won the national

youth league and three different

cups, including the FA Youth

Cup. The team featured future

legends Steve Perryman and

Graham Souness. Perryman

played a club record 655 games

for Spurs, while Souness went on

to win multiple league titles and

European Cups with Liverpool.

“He [Souness] was something

special. He wasn’t the quickest of

players, but just really intelligent

and had great skills,” said

Almond.

Following the 1969/70 season,

Almond was let go by Spurs.

He then had a trial with Leyton

Orient – which had just been

promoted to the second division.

His one opportunity to push his

case for a professional contract

with the club came in an ill-fated

match against Queens Park

Rangers.

“I was playing right-back at

the time and they had a left

winger there called Martyn

Busby and he just roasted me,

roasted me and roasted me again

. . . effectively I never saw the

manager after, so my endeavours

into the professional world sort

of stopped from there,” he said.

Almond played for his local

non-league side Walthamstow

Avenue before making a bold

move to the other side of the

globe to play football. The

decision to come to Christchurch

was made after Almond received

a phone call from his old team

mate Bruce MacDonald, who

was managing New Brighton at

the time.

“He rung me up during a game

and said ‘do you want to come

over’ and I said ‘yes, I think I’ll

have some of that’ because I

was really at a loose end and it’s

probably turned out to be the

best thing I’ve ever done,” he

said.

It didn’t take long for Almond

to make an impact at New

Brighton.

“It was a different lifestyle for

me, but I really enjoyed it. Being

a young man I obviously enjoyed

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the social life quite a lot and used

to get into trouble a wee bit. I

think I can recall when I was

playing for Brighton I got sent

off in my second ever game up

in Auckland because I told the

ref to F off or something to that

extend. That was the rebellious

side coming out in me.”

Following one season with

Brighton, Almond was recruited

by high-flying Christchurch

United. He went on to play about

200 games for United between

1975 and 1988, winning four

national league titles and two

Chatham Cups. He also played

one season with Invercargill

Thistle in 1982 and played a

handful of seasons for Woolston

Technical following his time at

United, until he broke his leg in

1994.

However, Almond is best

known for his time with the

national team and helping them

reach their first ever World Cup.

In 1976, the defender became

eligible to play for New Zealand

and soon after made his All

Whites debut in 1978 against a

touring England B side at the

Basin reserve in Wellington. The

England B side featured the likes

of Glenn Hoddle, Paul Mariner,

Brian Talbot, Joe Corrigan and

Alan Kennedy.

Almond says Mariner was

one of the toughest strikers

he ever had to mark. The two

had a run in during the match

in Wellington, which flowed

through to the second match in

Auckland.

“I rushed into a tackle with

him and caught him on the nose.

He had quite a large nose, but

it was bigger after that . . . he

got his own back in the game in

Auckland when he did me in a

tackle,” he said.

While Almond says the All

Whites run to the World Cup

and playing against Brazil and

Scotland at the tournament are

his career highlights, another

special time came as a coach

years later. In 2002 he guided

Ferrymead Bays – which had

been promoted to the Mainland

Premier League for the first time

– to a league title in their first

attempt.

“It was a really brilliant time.

I got a lot of pleasure out of

coaching that club. I still hold

that title win in a very special

place,” said Almond.

These days he enjoys walking

his dog and the odd round

of golf. He’s looking forward

to teeing off at The Centre

Circle fundraising event at

the Harewood golf course on

November 29.

The Centre Circle was

originally set up by Almond’s

1982 World Cup teammate Steve

Sumner who passed away after

a battle with prostate cancer in

2017. Before his passing Sumner

asked Almond to kick start The

Centre Circle, which aims to

raise funds for football in the

Canterbury region.

Open letter to Adams: Where were you?

DEAR STEVE

I hope this finds you well. I

trust you’ve enjoyed your time at

home over the past few months

making many kids’ days during

the basketball roadshows you’ve

been doing around the country.

Steve, I have to report that

times as a New Zealand basketball

fan have been frustrating

of late . . . I’m sure you’re aware

our beloved Tall Blacks came

agonisingly close to once again

punching above their weight and

qualifying for the top-16 of the

World Cup.

Did you see old mate Corey

Webster absolutely shooting

the lights out in the opening

pool play stage? He was on fire,

arguably the hottest guard at

the competition and with some

support could have shot us to

victory over the likes of Brazil

and Greece. The guy was the top

scorer through the opening pool

play stage. He wasn’t throwing

up shots galore like James

Harden either, the guy also had

the best efficiency rating.

Unfortunately though it was

the same old story as years gone

by. We’ve really lacked size and

class on the inside. You see

One-eyed Cantab

Gordon Findlater

gordon.findlater@starmedia.kiwi

Steve, we’ve got some genuinely

good guards and wing men, but

we just don’t have a big guy that

can compete with what the other

top international sides have at

their disposal.

I hope you didn’t see too much

of Rob Loe’s performances, they

would have been punishing for

you to witness. I lost count of

how many times he turned the

ball over and got out-muscled for

rebounds. Unfortunately, Alex

Pledger doesn’t seem to be the

answer either. The guy has size,

but just looks out of his league at

World Cup level.

What’s the answer Steve? I

know what you’d say: ‘Wouldn’t

it be great if we had a true 7ft

athletic big man who could control

the paint and stop us from

leaking offensive rebounds?’

How good would it be to have

an NBA star like our opening

pool play opponents Brazil,

Montenegro and Greece.

One day Steve, one day, New

Zealand will produce a world

class centre and finally we will

be able to genuinely compete for

a medal and eclipse the amazing

efforts of our 2002 side. I hope

you’re there to see it Steve.


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WC players you may recognise

When the Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 20 there will be a strong Canterbury presence at the tournament – and not just with

the All Blacks. Sports reporter Gordon Findlater takes a look at the players from and with links to here who are set to turn out for other

nations in Japan

Scotland

•Sean Maitland – Maitland

made 54 appearances for the

Crusaders between 2008 and

2012. His best season came on

the wing in 2011. He scored

nine tries to help the Crusaders

to the final before falling to the

Reds. Maitland played 45 games

for Canterbury before joining

Glasgow. Now at Saracens, he is

coming off a club season to remember,

winning the European

Cup and Premiership. He made

his Scotland debut in 2013 and

has 30 caps.

•Simon Berghan – Born in

Christchurch, Berghan played

for the Shirley Boys’ High first

XV and the Sydenham premier

side. The tight-head prop was

part of the Crusaders development

squad

before shifting

to Scotland and

joining Edinburgh

in 2014.

He made his

Scotland debut

in 2017.

•Other

notables –

Simon

Berghan

Finn Russell,

Grant Gilchrist

and Johnny

Gray were all in the Canterbury

international high performance

unit as part of Scotland’s

John Macphail Scholarship,

which sent emerging players to

Christchurch from 2005-2017.

Tonga

•Siua Maile – The Shirley

hooker grew up in Tonga. He

moved to New Zealand in

2014 and took a scholarship at

Timaru Boys’ High, where he

played as a loose forward in the

first XV. The Christchurch roofer

was instrumental in helping

Shirley reach the premier metro

competition semi-final.

•Paul Ngauamo – The

29-year-old hooker was in the

Christchurch Boys’ High first

XV. He was also part of the New

Zealand under-20 side which

Sean Maitland

won the 2010 Junior World

Championship. Ngauamo played

for Sydenham and made 11 appearances

for Canterbury from

2010-2011. In 2014 he moved to

France to play professionally.

•Nasi Manu – Another CBHS

product, Manu’s incredible size

and power saw him dominate

first XV rugby. The No 8 was

part of the New Zealand under-20

side which won the 2008

Junior World Championship.

The 31-year-old played 76 games

for Canterbury from 2007-2014.

He also played 16 games for the

Crusaders, but is best remembered

in Super Rugby for his

Nasi Manu

time at the Highlanders, which

saw him make 65 appearances

and captain them to the 2015

title. Manu moved to Europe following

the title. Last year he was

diagnosed with testicular cancer

while in Italy playing for Benetton

Treviso. He found out he was

cancer-free in June.

Japan

•Luke Thompson – The

lock is set to appear in his fourth

Rugby World Cup for Japan at

the age of 38. Growing up in

Christchurch, Thompson played

for the St Bede’s College first XV

in the late 1990s and went on to

play two games for Canterbury

in 2003. However, with no shortage

of locks in Canterbury at the

time, Thompson took his talents

to the Sanyo Wild Knights in

2004. In 2007, he qualified for

Japan through residency and has

since gone on to

play more than

60 games. He is

the brother of

former Silver

Ferns and Tactix

player Anna

Thompson.

•Michael

Leitch – The

Japanese captain

grew up in

Christchurch

and played for

Michael

Leitch

Belfast and St Bede’s. The loose

forward moved to Japan at 15.

In 2008, he captained them at

the Junior World Championship

and became a Japanese citizen

in 2013. Leitch has gone on to

play more than 50 games for the

national side. He was appointed

captain by Eddie Jones in April

2014.

Uruguay

•Alejandro Nieta-Serra –

The prop attended the St Bede’s

international rugby programme

as a back-rower. He played a

number of games for the second

XV in 2006 and made one appearance

for the first XV. This

will be Nieta-Serra’s second

World Cup with Uruguay.

Wales

•Josh Navidi – The loose

forward was part of the St Bede’s

first XV for two years while at its

international rugby programme.

Navidi helped the side win the

Press Cup in 2008 and recently

revealed he came close to signing

a contract with the Canterbury

academy. He recently captained

Wales against Ireland and was

Welsh player of the year in 2017.

Samoa

•Kieron Fonotia – The former

Shirley Boys’ High

and New Brighton

midfielder played 30

games for the Crusaders

from 2014-2016

before joining Welsh

club Ospreys. Fonotia

is eligible to play for

the Manu through

his grandfather, who

was born in Samoa.

He made his Samoa

debut in 2017 and has

become a regular selection.

•Michael Ala’alatoa – Since

moving to Christchurch in

2016, the Sydney-born prop has

gone on to play 61 games for the

Crusaders and play a role in their

three-peat of Super Rugby titles.

Josh Navidi

Kieron Fonotia

The 28-year-old is the brother of

Wallabies prop Allan Ala’alatoa.

Their father Vili played for Samoa

at the 1991 World Cup.

England

•Willi Heinz – The former

Crusaders halfback is best

remembered here for his decision

to make two consecutive box

kicks – one of which went out

on the full outside of his own

22 – in the last stages of the

2014 Super Rugby final. They all

but handed the Waratahs the

title. Heinz played 58 games for

the Crusaders from 2010-2015

and 52 for Canterbury. The

32-year-old moved

to Gloucester in 2015

and recently made his

England debut.

Fiji

•Ben Volavola –

The first-five/fullback

signed with the

Crusaders following

the departure of Dan

Carter after the 2015

World Cup. Volavola

played seven games

for the Crusaders and as many

for Canterbury, but was unable

to live up to his hype in red and

black. The Sydney-born 28-yearold

is now ironically once again

filling a void left by Carter at

Racing 92 in France.

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tlc realty limited

Why use TLC?

We are all about you.

You are our Number 1 Focus.

We will listen to what you want.

We will work hard and long to get the best result for you.

We will do this with quality personal service (from your

sales consultant, not a PA or anyone else), communication,

and the respect you deserve.

We will be your “personal negotiator” working exclusively for you.

We are a full service company and can offer you everything

a bigger company can offer with a much more fair fee.

Rhonda Tapp

Licensed Sales Consultant

Ph 050 896 7564

I get results

You are our No. 1 Focus, we value you, we value your business

tlcrealty.co.nz

What you need to know

about open homes when

you’re selling a property

When you’re selling a property you get to

decide how the open home process is run. If

you’re working with a real estate agent, this

is will be part of the marketing plan that you

agree upon with them before you sign the

agency agreement. The real estate agent will

advise you on the timing and frequency of

open homes, or any other viewings. If there is

anything you are uncertain about, talk to the

agent and make your feelings clear. There’s no

law that you have to have open homes – you

may decide that you’d rather have viewings by

appointment only.

“Bear in mind though that in order to sell

your home, people will have to see it,” says

Kevin Lampen-Smith, chief executive of the

Real Estate Authority (REA). “You may have

to be flexible on when viewings are held, even

if they are not particularly convenient.”

If you are selling privately, you have full

responsibility for running any viewings. This

can be time-consuming and has the potential

to be distressing if you’re not braced to hear

other people’s criticisms of your property.

Some private sellers get a friend to help out

for this reason.

When it comes to the marketing and selling

process of your home it’s a good idea to look

at things from the perspective of the real

estate agent and any prospective purchaser,

Lampen-Smith says.

“Open homes often attract people who

are just browsing to see what’s around, or

neighbours who have always wanted to see

what ‘that house at number 10’ is like. The

agent will report back to you after the open

home to let you know the level of interest – if

they have kept an electronic or paper record

of visitors it will give you an indication of how

many visitors were sticky beaks from down

the tlc experience

Why pay a huge fee

– call us now for

superior, quality

service - imagine

what you can do

with the $ savings!

Our fee 2.5% + GST to

$400,000 then 2% + GST

on the balance

(plus $450+GST base fee and

marketing to suit)

Trish Lawrence

AREINZ (Nat.Dip.RE)

Licensee Agent/Director

Ph 0800 874 745

Trust in Trish

Licensed Agent REAA 2008

ADVERTORIAL

the street.”

In an ideal world, people will treat your

home with respect when viewing it, he says.

Most people go on a major cleaning, tidying

and de-cluttering mission before putting a

property on the market, which will make it

much easier to prepare it for an open home.

It’s a good idea to clear away any valuables or

personal items (if time is short, dump them all

in a washing basket that you can pick up and

take with you) and use your own common

sense about what you want strangers to see.”

Don’t shove things into cupboards or

wardrobes – prospective buyers will be

keen to gauge storage capacity. Remember

that families with small children could be

going through your property and delicate

ornaments or family heirlooms might be

better out of harm’s way.

Selling a property can be a stressful time,

but you’ll make it much easier on yourself

if you work out a plan of attack, including

getting the advice of professionals along the

way, Lampen-Smith says.

“Present your home well and it’s more likely

to attract another set of owners.”

For independent advice on buying or

selling property, check out settled.govt.nz.

Your

Earthquake

damaged

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Talk to us if you are serious about

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We have sold over

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qualified buyers.

Phil & Holly Jones

Ph 03-382-2230

Phil 027 435 7711

Holly 027 222 0220

holly.jones@raywhite.com

Licensed (REAA 2008) Results Realty Ltd

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P 364 7419

E vicky.sayers@

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The Star Classifieds

New and Used

WINDOWS

& DOORS

• Extensive

range

• Aluminium &

timber

• French doors

Phone

379 6159

215 Waltham Rd

Building Supplies

www.windowmarket.co.nz

Board

CLOSE to Palms Mall

large room, clean bed, sky

tv. $160 p/w. Ph 027 523

2929

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

Cars

$1,501 - $4,000

MITSUBISHI 380 SX,

2007. Sparkling Red, 3.8

V6, 40mpg, spoiler, 17”

alloys., to see is to buy

$3000, ph 352 5963

Car Parts

• Exterior

sliding doors

• Single &

double glazed

• Buy and sell

The Automotive Lamp

Specialists

New and Used Lamps for

Cars, Trucks, Vans, 4WD

and Motorhomes

Church Notices

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Sydenham Community

Centre

23/25 Hutcheson St

Address

Debbie

Clairvoyance

Debbie

Sunday 7pm

All Welcome

Phone 349-9749

Church Notices

Christian

sPiritUaList

ChUrCh

182 Edgeware Road

Sunday Service

7pm

Address

Tawera

Clairvoyant

Tawera

All Welcome

PH 0800 225 483

325 Brougham Street

CHRISTCHURCH

Church Notices

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm

Address:

Gaynor

Clairvoyance:

Gaynor

Tuesday 1pm - 3pm

Healing &

Clairvoyance

All Welcome

Church Notices

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm

Address:

Bernie

Clairvoyance:

Bernie

Tuesday 1pm - 3pm

Healing &

Clairvoyance

All Welcome

Classic Cars &

Motorcycles

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

Community Events

ADDICTIVE EATERS

ANONYMOUS Had

enough of battling

food? Tired of under or

overeating or obsessing

constantly about food? We

have found freedom from

food addiction through the

Twelve Steps. We have

three meetings each week

in Christchurch. For more

information phone 03

662-9128 or visit www.

AEAnz.org

Finance

Thursday September 12 2019 The Star 45

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

Curtains

A1 CURTAINS &

DRAPES.

Roman blinds,tie

backs,cushions,nets &

voiles plus alterations.

Free quotes.Ph Kay 980

1501 or 021 2571823. kay.

tainui88@gmail.com

Flatmates

Flatmate wanted. $130

p/w incl power. Ph 021

0874 8205

For Sale

DAEWOO Washing

Machine, front loader, in

good cond. $400. Ph 027

647 0646

FRIDGE FREEZER

Haier, brand new, never

used . $240 ono. Ph 349-

4556 or 021 230 5512

FUJITSU Heatpump. Pre

earthquake, hardly used,

like new. Capable of 7.4

kw cooling & 8.5 kw

heating. Was $3,600 new,

will accept $750 ono. To

be collected. Ph 03 384-

9906 or 027 206 3734

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COLOUR

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NEED A

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We offer a range of personal Loans

and can provide cash quickly.

Loans from $500 to $20,000

Contact Karyn or Kris

0800 695 626

or 03 379 7798

www.alternatefinance.co.nz

CASH LOANS

$200-$20,000

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Funeral Directors

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.

Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

Funeral Directors

Direct

Cremation

No frills, No Service,

No fuss, simply

straight to the crem.

Other options

available.

Ph: 379 0178

for our brochure

or email

office@undertaker.co.nz

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

CASEBROOK

25 Woodhurst Drive.

Saturday 8am - noon.

Books, Toys, Childs Bike,

Clothing, H/Hold items,

Lights. Everything must

go.

HEI HEI 40 Hei Hei Rd,

Saturday - not before

8am. Something for all.

BBQ 4 burner, camping

gear , dining & outdoor

furniture, brand new patio

gas heater, clothing etc.

HOON HAY 43 Hoon

Hay Rd, Sat 8am - 12pm,,

House hold items and

much more

MERIVALE 75A

Aikmans Road. Sat 14th

Sept 9am - 4pm. All sorts

of stuff including much

from workshop.

SPREYDON Domain Tce

(signs out Sat 9am - 12

noon) H/hold goods.

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

Save your

watering

by using

Magic Mulch

“This Product Sucks”

at all leading

garden centres

Instructions at

www.magicmoss.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH PERIOHYGIENE

The Dental Hygiene Centre At Idris

ARE YOU GETTING THE DENTAL

CLEANING YOU NEED?

Plaque and Tartar cause gum disease.

Early and thorough removal is key.

OUR 4-STEP SIGNATURE FOCUS

1) Enhanced & Early Detection

2) Thorough Removal

3) Pain Minimisation

4) Patient Comfort

W

E

P

A

Gardening

& Supplies

Gardening

& Supplies

A GARDEN OR

LANDSCAPING TIDY

UP? Shrub, hedge &

tree pruning, Lawns,

Gardening, consistently

reliable general property

upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10

yrs experience, One off

tidy ups or on-going

service. Nick’s Garden

Maintenance. Keeping

your garden beautiful.

Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

& 022 264 7452

PETE’S GARDENING

SERVICE Gardening,

rubbish removal, cleanups,

expert pruning, hedge

trimming, tree cutting,

good rates, no job too

big or too small, half the

price of a franchise. WINZ

Quotes. Compost & wood

chips for sale. Ph 027 551

4118

Handy Person

Services

Tired of that dripping

tap?Brassed off with

those sticking doors and

windows?Sick of looking

at that broken gate &

fence?Help is at hand!Ph

John on 021 149 0986 for

an obligation free quote to

ease your mind.

Massage

MALE Masseur, relax

massage, waxing for men,

8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756

MALE Masseur, relax

massage, waxing for men,

8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756

www.periohygiene.com

reception@periohygiene.com

(03) 928 1878

140, Idris Road, Strowan

Photo Credit: Bishka Nguyen (from unsplash)

Health & Beauty

INDIAN LADY.

47 years, looking for

Kiwi man, age 50 plus for

friendship, relationship.

Genuine TXT 022

1751606

MINUTE MATCH Speed

dating 25 - 35 yrs. Tickets

at www.eventbrite.co.nz

Health & Beauty

Personals

Pets & Supplies

CATS UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

Ph 3555-022 or email

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

Trades & Services

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree and hedge

trimming

Tree removal

Gardening

Landscaping

CALL us 021 405 277

Black & White

Tree and Garden

Services

Qualified Arborist,

Landscape Gardener

and all other

garden services

Contact Rick: 02041454337

B.and.W.Garden@gmail.com

• Commercial Carpet Cleaning

• Residential Carpet Cleaning

• Upholstery Cleaning

• Stain & Odor Removal

• Tile & Grout Cleaning

NEED HELP

WITH YOUR

CARPET CLEAN?

Simply give us a call

on 021 035 8989

We will get the job done

in a professional way.

Naturally protecting family

health for generations

Independent Rawleighs Distributor

Fiona Head, 283 Wooldridge Road, Harewood, Christchurch 8051

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


46 The Star Thursday September 12 2019

The Star

STOP leaveS

birds, snow, hail & vermin from

blocking up your spouting

Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with

unique patented louvre will even keep out pine needles.

Will not rust or sag with age or load. 10 year warranty,

range of colours.

Proven in Australia & New Zealand over the last 15 years.

FOR SaFe, PURe DRINKING

WaTeR FROM YOUR ROOF.

NOW avaIlaBle: STaINleSS STeel

MICO MeSH

Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a

no-obligation assessment & quote

0800 486532

Trades & Services

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

Trades & Services

Select Services

www.gumleaf.co.nz

Trades & Services

PAINTING

OLDER PAINTER

FOR OLDER HOUSES

50 YEARS IN TRADE

“All the skills”

GST FREE

Contact Jimmy Bell

3384432 or 0211221487

Trades & Services

• New homes

• Extensions

• Renovations

Builder

• Light Commercial

• Repairs and

Maintenance

Brandon Taw

Phone 027 370 2572

enquiries@tawbuilders.co.nz

www.tawbuilders.co.nz

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

Free

QuoTe

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

concrete & paving

• Driveways

• Earthquake repairs

• New Home Specialists

• Patios & Paths

tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

www.affordableconcrete.co.nz

kitchen renovation

Kitchen looking tired?

Revitalize with new colour at a

fraction of replacement cost

• Alterations & Hardware available

• Laminated Kitchens no problem

• ‘On Site’ finishing available

• Over 20 years experience

• Free Quotes with no obligation

• All Joinery & Furniture repair & Spraycoatings

PABLO’S PAINTWORKS

27 Birmingham Drive, Middleton

03 338 6280 | 021 541 323

pablospaints@xtra.co.nz

www.pablospaintworks.co.nz

DECORATORS

New Paint • Repaints

Wallpapering • Fences

Repairs • Feature Walls

Floor & Roof Painting

Spray Painting

Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

Mailer Deliveries

For a local, reliable

mailer delivery

service contact

Star Media

• Newspaper inserts

• Magazine inserts

• Letterbox deliveries

• Urban & Rural deliveries

For a cost effective, targeted delivery

please call 03 379 7100 or email

michaela.malloch@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi

RUbbiSH

REMoVAL

Get a Bin Co trailer

skip bin for your

green/garden waste

and general rubbish.

We load your

rubbish, we do

the work for you

EASY!

or you load it,

we dump it.

Give us a try

bin co

Ph: 383-0646

027 2131 733

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

trade price!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

PLUMBER

NEED A PLUMBER

Call us now for fast friendly service.

Get your problems sorted out

quick smart - on time!!

Phone for a

FREE

quote now.

Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

PLUMBER

PLUMBING LTD

• Hot water cylinder repair/replacement

• Leaky taps, blocked toilets

• New housing

• All plumbing alterations

• Mains pressure hot water

• Fire and wetback installation

• Digger/tipper excavation and hire

• Watermain replacement/repair

• Certified craftsman plumber

“I will turn up when I say I will”

Call/Text 027 245 5100

Freephone: 0508 426 269

PLUMBER

New housing

Renovations

General maintenance

Hot water cylinders

Gas hot water conversions

Competitive rates

Free quotes

Phone: 021 403 470

Email: scott@scottsplumbing.nz

YOU COULD

ROOF REPAIRS

Towing

TRADES

BE HERE

Let us help take

your business to

new heights

Advertise your business in our

Trades and Services column.

For assistance contact Vicky

Phone 03 364 7419 or email

vicky.sayers@starmedia.kiwi

Locally owned & operated with

over 30 years experience.

• Extensions & repair • Roof coating

• Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol

• Malthoid • Asbestos Certified

• Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278

or 021 223 4200

E: dave@beaumontroofing.co.nz

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD

For safe, damage free

car transportation

call Ashley’s Tow Taxi

Special care for special cars

ASHLEY’S TOW TAXI

Breakdown & Relocation

0800 TOW TAXI • 0800 869 8294

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Ask us about our fantastic

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Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

DRIVEWAYS

Exposed Aggregate

Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

PAINTER

Michael Kelly Painters

Locally owned and

operated family

business.

25+ years Experience

• Painting • Wallpapering

• Interior • Exterior

Free Quotes

Phone

Michael 0212 649 492

michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

NOT JUST

BLOCKAGES

WE ARE ALSO EXPERTS IN

DRAIN LAYING, EXCAVATION,

NEW BUILDS, RENOVATION

Accepted here.

LENDING CRITERIA, FEES, TERMS

AND CONDITIONS APPLY.

0800 766 626

VIDEO PRODUCTION

business video

PRoduCTion

A video will bring your business alive & into your

customers mind.

Promote your services or business with a

professionally created video with us

• Corporate and Business

video a speciality

• Competitive rates

• 25 years experience

Start to finished product

• Professional quality

guaranteed

PHone KeRRY 021 635 083

PLUMBING &

DRAINAGE

SERVING

CHRISTCHURCH

AND WIDER

CANTERBURY REGION

WITH QUALITY

WORKMANSHIP

AND SERVICE.

PHONE HAMISH BALDWIN

027 636 3499

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

Driveways

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

(Since 2005)

Over 22 Years Experience

Quality

Workmanship

• Driveways

• Kerb &

Channel

• Garden Edging

Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

plumbING AND GAS

• Gas fitting – servicing, new, renovations

• Gas hot water installs

• Gas cookers and gas fires

• Kitchen / Bathroom renovations

• Backflow testing and installs

• Filtration – whole house, kitchen tap

• Domestic maintenance

Email: james@plumbingandgashq.co.nz

Text: 021 174 9265

0800 H20 LPG

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

4 2 6 5 7 4

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SUPER GOLD CARD

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03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Classifieds

Trades & Services

ROOF

PAINTING

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

rooF

painting

Book now for

Summer and

receive 20%

discount.

Rope and harness

a speciality.

No scaffolding

required.

30 years

experience.

Free quotes,

call Craig

021 060 2392

Trades & Services

AAA HANDYMAN

licensed carpenter

LBP, all property and

building maintenance,

repairs, bathroom/shower

installations, with free

quotes 03 383 1927 or 027

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

BUILDER

QUALIFIED

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms,

Kitchens, Renovations,

Repairs & Extensions

Free quotes. Discount for

pensioners. Ph Mike 03

980 9771 or 027 2266 930

BUILDER QUALIFIED

Decks, T & G Flooring,

Villa Restoring, New

Homes, Weatherboards.

Free Quotes. Bennet &

Sons Ltd Sam 027 496-

9362 or Tony 027 224-

0374

BUILDER - LBP

Very experienced and

reliable. For all your

building requirements.

Call Russell 027 439 2781

or 323 5452

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz 6

CARPENTER

BUILDER

Licensed Building

Practitioner no. 100981.

All carpentry & building

repairs & maintenance.

Alterations & property

upgrades.Laundries /

bathroom / kitchens

replaced. Specialising in

replacement of all rotten

timber, fascia boards,

window, windowsills etc.

John Sandford, ph 329

4616, mob 027 5189 598

johnsandford2@gmail.

com

Trades & Services

CARPETLAYER

35yrs experience. Special

rates for seniors. Prompt

service. Ph 021 046 0231

CHIMNEY SWEEP

*Rotary

brush

technology*. From $80

single story. 0800 SWEEP

ME or 021 0277 1927

CONCRETE CUTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

ELECTRICIAN

Prompt & reliable

registered electrician

with 24 years experience

for all residential and

commercial work, new

housing and switch board

replacements. Phone Chris

027 516 0669

ELECTRICIAN

Available, 30 years

experience, immediate

start, competitive rate,

ph Brian 027 433 9548

No Call out fee

ELECTRICIAN

All types of domestic

& commercial work

undertaken, new housing,

alterations, extensions,

ranges, security lights,

quick response, efficient

service, free quotes,

city -wide. No call out

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

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

7331384.

FENCING

25 yrs exp. Fencing, all

styles & gates. Ph Mark

0273 313 223

FENCING

Quality timber fencing -

gates & repairs, ph Ryan

027 951 8892

FENCING , DECKS &

HOME RENO’S

All types of fencing.

decking & reno’s. Free

quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

1920

GARDENING

Lawnmowing, weeding,

hedge trimming.,garden

cleanups, Call Phil the

Gardener 021 661 246 for

your free quote.

GLAZIER

Glass repairs - pet doors

- conservatory roofs. Exp

Tradesman. Call Bill on

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

HANDYMAN

All handyman services eg:

drippy taps, sticky doors,

locks, moss spraying etc.

Discount for pensioners.

Ph 390 1565 or

022 5275 668

HANDYMAN

All handyman services eg:

drippy taps, sticky doors,

locks, moss spraying etc.

Discount for pensioners.

Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

668

HANDY - DAN

General Handyman for

all your maintenance

requirements. I specialise

in fences and decking, also

do spouting cleans and

repairs and everyday home

maintenance. NO JOB TO

BIG OR SMALL I can do

it all, please don’t hesitate

to call me on 022 600 7738

for a no obligation free

quote.

HANDYMAN

REPAIRMAN

20 yrs exp.No job too

small.Prompt service.

On site engineering &

welding a speciality.

Reasonable rates.Free

quotes.Ph Wayne 9813873

/0272853083

Thursday September 12 2019 The Star 47

Trades & Services

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

LAWNMOWING

You Grow I Mow. Free

quotes. Ph / text Chris 021

252 1801

OVEN CLEANING

Professional cleans

$50.00. Gift Vouchers

avail. Phone 0800 683-

6253 or 027 228-0025

PAINTING

PLASTERING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family run

business, work guaranteed.

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

PAINTING

All jobs, none too small.

Free quotes Affordable

rates. Seniors discounts.

James 0220 652 637

PAINTER

Qualified Tradesman. Free

quotes. Inside / Outside.

Kieran 0212 175 488

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTING

30 years experience,

workmanship

guaranteed, pensioners

discounts, free quotes, ph

Robert 021 026-30757

PLASTER MASONRY

PAINTING, TILING

WALLPAPERING

Roofing & Brick

Repairs, Stucco, Fixing,

Stopping, Cracks &

Holes. Small jobs ok.

35 yrs exp . Free quotes.

Gary 3428950 / 021 529

022

PLASTERER

Phone Finn the interior

plasterer small job

specialist, holes, cracks,

renovatons, alterations.

Canty born. Ph 022

0874351

PLASTERING (INT)

Experience and

Excellence. Small to

Medium job specialists

in all aspects of Interior

Plastering. Please call Tim

020 4183 8909

PLUMBER

A Top Plumbing job

completed at a fair price,

prompt service, all work

guaranteed, ph Brian 960-

7673 or 021 112-3492

REMOVALS

Small furniture removals,

have own van, can fit

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc, honest

& reliable, any area

considered, ph Chch 027

517 7001

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Van & Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

022

SKIP BINS

Skip bins for rubbish,

hardfill and gardening.

Owner operator service

with a smile. We work

weekends too. “Barrys

Skips”. 0210 323 472

Trades & Services

SPOUTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

SPOUTING CLEANING

SPECIALIST

15 years experience.

Hundreds of happy

customers. Ring or text Jo

021 164 0365

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

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

Uniforms

inc Sporting

CHRISTCHURCH Girls

High uniform, full winter

& summer, sell size 10-12

, to view, Ph 021 912 610

Wanted To Buy

ViNTAGE

LEiCA CAMERA

WANTED

~

Will pay up to $600

~

Phone 351 5353

or 021 128 5498

WANTED

Removeable

Buildings

Sleepouts galore

11 Brixton Street, Hornby

349 9633

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

A+ About to move? Books,

china, coins, medals,

furniture, furs, jewellery,

tools, old photos, estate.

Ph 385-5117

ACADEMY ANTIQUES

Buying estates, antiques,

old china, crystal, art,

Royal Doulton , Royal

Albert etc. Best prices,

free appraisal. Call Rob

027 299 7232 or 349-4229

ALL whiteware wanted.

Same day service, cash

paid for freezes, fridges,

washing machines, ovens.

Also buying furniture &

h/hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116


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The Star Classifieds

Wanted To Buy

A RECORDS Wanted

top cash prices paid for

good records. No easy

listening. Please ph 027

624 1138

CASH PAID TODAY for

quality furniture, tools,

estate lots. Call Simon 021

154 8281

DOWNSIZING?

GARAGE SALE?

Cash paid for estate china.

Ph 313 1878 or 027 350

3963

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Public Notices

WATCH

SCIENTOLOGY

SCIENTOLOGY.TV

09 379 0900

OTAUTAHI

MAORI WARDENS

AGM

Saturday

5 October 2019, 10am

Te Puna Oranga

687 Worcester St.

Public Notices

Complete a 20 minute

survey and be in to win

1 of 8 $50 Westfield

vouchers

I am a PhD student researching the

effects of the earthquake on people's

wellbeing. If you wish to take part

you will be sent a 20-25 minute online

survey. The results of this survey will

be anonymous. I invite anyone to

take part even if you feel unaffected

by the quake.

Contact me at

jenny.brown@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

or 027 424 6046

Public Notices

HOUSE & GARAGE

Cleanout. I’ll pick up for

free. Ph 022 510 5420.

Recycling Man. Charity

for Chch.

Public Notices

Public Notices

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

Public Notices

PERMITTED TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION

Under Clause 7(3)(a) of the Canterbury Earthquake

(Resource Management Act Permitted Activities) Order 2011

Despite anything to the contrary in the Christchurch City Plan, the activities listed below

are permitted activities in the specified locations if they comply with the prescribed

standards:

1. ACTIVITY: Office

LOCATION: 5 Ayr Street, Riccarton

APPLICANT: Adscale Laboratories Limited

REFERENCE NO: RMA/2019/1251

STANDARDS:

1. The activity must proceed in general accordance with the information submitted

to the Council.

2. No physical changes are to be made to the High School Old Boys Club Rooms

and its surrounds on site to accommodate the temporary office activity the

subject of this temporary accommodation application.

3. The activity must not create any significant adverse effects (relating, but

not limited to, noise, dust, mud, light spill, odour, traffic generation, refuse

disposal, animal control and visual amenity) that will, in the opinion of a

Council Compliance Officer or Environmental Health Officer, cause nuisance for

occupiers of surrounding sites

Note: If any significant adverse effects do arise, then the Council can impose additional

requirements or conditions to avoid, remedy or mitigate those adverse effects.

The general Standards for Permitted Temporary Accommodation and Temporary Depots

and Storage Facilities can be viewed on the Temporary Accommodation page of the

Council’s website at www.ccc.govt.nz/tempaccomm

Any temporary activity established under these provisions shall not create or give

rise to any existing use right in respect of any land, activity, or structure (refer clause

5(3) of the Canterbury Earthquake (Resource Management Act Permitted Activities)

Order 2011).

If you have any questions or would like more information about the activities listed

above please phone 941 8999 and ask to speak to the Duty Planner.

John Higgins

RESOURCE CONSENTS MANAGER

www.ccc.govt.nz

Situations Vacant

FACTORY

PRODUCTION

MANAGER

FOR AUCKLAND REINFORCING

SERVICES LTD

FULL TIME JOB IN CHRISTCHURCH

Past Proven Experience in Management

Experience in the Construction

Industry a plus.

Email CV to Anup Walia at

anup@aucklandreinforcing.co.nz

CASUAL COOK/CLEANER

Abbeyfield Christchurch Inc. seek to employ

a Casual cook/cleaner (separate or combined

position) for 12 – 14 seniors in our 2 Abbeyfield

Christchurch residences. Applicants for the

cooking position will be experienced cooks

and preferably conversant with food safety

legislation. Interested people are invited to

contact Julian on 3517406 or 0272232678

for further information. Application forms

are available from Margaret on 3515177 or

randmyorke@actrix.co.nz . Please indicate

whether the application is for the cook, the

cleaner or the combined post. Closing date:

5pm, Monday September 23, 2019.

See www.abbeyfield.co.nz to find out more

about Abbeyfield.

St John Friends of the

Emergency Department

Do you have time to help your community?

St John volunteers provide non-clinical care

and support to patients and their families in the

Emergency Department of Christchurch Hospital.

Shifts are available from:

• 10:00am - 2:00pm

• 2:00pm - 6:00pm

• 6:00pm - 10:00pm

For more information contact Pam Hall on

0800 785 646 ext 3645.

join.stjohn.org.nz/search - Job code 24919

Situations Vacant

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

Belfast/

Northwood Area

Saturday and Sunday

7am - 10am

Redwood Area

Cranford Street

Monday to Friday

6pm - 8.30pm

We are looking for cleaners

to join our commercial

cleaning team.

You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your own

transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.

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We use world class vehicle depollution systems

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christchurch

GIG GUIDE

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

Thursday 12 - Wednesday 18 Sept 2019

Vintage Blue (Jenny & Rob Payne)

perform their unique blend of mellow

jazz grooves, pop and some self penned

songs at Ara Music Arts Auditorium

tomorrow night as part of the

‘Keeping Music Alive’ series.

The Nor’west Brass & Nor’west Zephyrs

perform at Rangi Ruru Chapel this

Saturday night.

Pictured is Bob Grimwood, a long-serving,

helpful and valued member of Nor'west

Brass, playing his E flat bass at a recent

Nor'west Brass performance.

Bob died suddenly 10 days ago

and Nor'west Brass will dedicate

Saturday’s concert to his memory.

‘Famous for their roasts!’

SENIORS SPECIAL

Two courses: $

22

Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

Conditions apply

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Kid’s Special

Two courses

Great Kids menu plus

designated play area.

$

13

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

ARMADILLO’S BECKENHAM, 155

Colombo St: Saturday 9pm - INCOGNITO

Rock Band.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Thursday 7pm - Quiz. Friday 6pm - The

Teddies. Saturday 7.30pm - Roy Orbison

Tribute. Sunday 7 & 9.30pm - Australian

comedian Isaac Butterfield. Monday 7pm -

Quiz. Wednesday 7pm - Traditional Irish Music

Session.

CASHMERE CLUB, 50 Colombo St:

Thursday 7pm - Cashmere Ukulele Group.

CASSELLS BLUE SMOKE, 3

Gardlands Rd: Thursday 7.30pm - Tiny

Ruins & Jen Cloher, ticketed. Friday 8pm -

Bootleg Rascal ‘Yin & Yang’ Tour, ticketed.

Saturday 7.30pm - Jess B ‘New Views’ Tour,

ticketed.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, Victoria

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

Smooth Talk; 9.15pm - Natalie Elms. Saturday

7pm - Absolut (Main Gaming Room); 7pm -

Blackie (Valley Bar); 10pm - Nyree. Sunday

5.30pm - Sly Manhatten.

CHRISTCHURCH TOWN HALL, 86

Kilmore St: Event tickets at Ticketek.

GBC, Garden Buffet Cafe, 110

Marshland Rd: Saturday 5pm - Sima.

HORNBY WMC, 17 Carmen Rd,

Hornby: Saturday 7.30pm - Retro Rockin,

ticketed. Sunday 2pm - Eddie Low & friends

SOLD OUT.

HORNCASTLE ARENA, Jack Hinton

Drive: Event tickets at Ticketek.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, 145

Gloucester St: Thursday 7pm - Young

Singers in Harmony. Saturday 7.45pm - The

Best of International & National Barbershop.

Tickets at Ticketek.

KEEP MUSIC ALIVE, Ara Music Arts

Auditorium, 130 High St: Friday 6.10pm

- Chch Muso’s Club presents Vintage Blue, $10

entry, students with ID $5.

NOR’WEST BRASS SPRING

FESTIVAL, Rangi Ruru Chapel, 59

Hewitts Rd: Saturday 7pm - Nor’west Brass

& Nor’west Zephyrs are both in the final stages

of preparing music for the Canterbury

Provincial Brass Band Championships. Hear

them this Saturday. Light refreshments

provided during intermission. Raffles. Entry by

donation.

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118

Racecourse Rd, Sockburn: Sunday 6pm

- Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St, Hornby:

Friday 8.30pm - Misfitz. Saturday 8.30pm -

Mojo Rising. Wednesday - Mickey Rat Karaoke.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84 Riccarton

Rd: Thursday 9.30pm - Karaoke. Friday -

Rocky Road. Saturday - Bobby Brown.

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 - Old Skool. Saturday

9.30pm - Reckless Duo. Tuesday 7.30pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 8pm - Karaoke with Lance Kiwi.

THE PAPANUI CLUB, 310 Sawyers

Arms Rd: Friday 7.30pm - Julius Geezer.

Friday 20 September - Kayla G. Friday 27

September - Ryan Ferris. Sunday 29 September,

3pm - Porter Duo.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 43 Hargood St:

Saturday 7.30pm - Vague As Brothers.

WUNDERBAR, Lyttelton: Friday 9.30pm

- Push the Button with GMC & JBRevivalist.

Tuesday 7pm - Open Mic. Saturday 8pm -

Shaun Kirk, ticketed.

Buffet at its best!

Unbeatable selection

You’ll be spoiled for choice!

Lunch & Dinner

All you can eat, 7 days

Senior’s

Lunch Special

$23 50 ALL YOU CAN EAT

Monday to Friday

Conditions apply

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088

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

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

LIVE MUSIC THIS SATURDAY

5.30-7.30PM

Sima

PHONE 385 888

FIND US ON FACEBOOK fb.com/GBCCHCH

THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX

110 MARSHLAND RD

www.gardenhotel.co.nz | phone 385 3132

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


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This Week at the

Hornby Club

let’s

eat

Check Out These Club Café Dining Specials!

Midday to 2pm

Thursday

Tue, Wed, Thu

The Club Café

is open daily for

Lunch & Dinner

Bring the whole family!

Roast of the Day with veges

or Fish of the Day with

chips & salad

Add a dessert for

just $5

Friday

CLUBS NEW ZEALAND WARMLY

WELCOME MEMBERS, THEIR GUESTS

AND AFFILIATE CLUB MEMBERS.

Become

a member

TODAY!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT A

CLUB WITHIN THIS SECTION.

Tonight’s

Dinner Deal

Saturday

Sunday

Dinner Deal

SUNDAY, 2PM

SATURDAY, 7.30PM

RETRO

ROCKIN’

Tickets $20

EDDIE LOW & FRIENDS

SOLD OUT

‘A SONG FOR BUNNY’. TICKETS $25.

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

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

HORNBY CLUB

THIS SATURDAY 7.30PM

Presale tickets $20. Door sales $25.

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

What’s On @ Woolston

THIS SATURDAY 7.30PM

UPCOMING EVENTS

LIVE MUSIC

Vague As Brothers

RUGBY 2019 LIVE & LOUD

COME DOWN TO THE WOOLSTON

TO SUPPORT THE BOYS IN BLACK

SPECIAL EXTENDED HAPPY HOURS

FREE TAB BETTING VOUCHERS

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

HOU S I E

TUESDAY 12.45PM

THURSDAY 7.30PM

FRIDAY 7.30PM

SATURDAY 12.30PM


SAT. 2 NOV. 2019

TWO SHOWS IN ONE

What s On

AT THE

Cashmere Club

50 Colombo Street

Ph 03 332 0092

E: cashmere@

cashmereclub.co.nz

THURSDAY & FRIDAY

MEAT RAFFLES from 4pm

HAPPY HOUR 5pm-6pm

PRESENTED BY DND SHOWBAND WWW.DNDSHOWBAND.COM

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THIS LIVE BAND IS RENOWNED FOR ITS TRIBUTE SHOWS.

THIS IS AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED! TICKETS ARE LIMITED.

HORNBY CLUB

17 CARMEN ROAD, HORNBY

PHONE 03 349 9026

PRE SALE TICKETS $25

AT THE CLUB OFFICE

DOOR SALES $30

SHOW STARTS AT 7.30PM

DOORS OPEN AT 6.30PM

MEMBERS’

CASH

DRAW $1400

REDRAW 6.15PM FRIDAY

6.15pm THURSDAY

IF NOT WON.

THURSDAY from 7pm CASHMERE LOUNGE

CASHMERE UKULELE GROUP

NEW PLAYERS & SINGERS WELCOME

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by an adult dining

BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED

PH: 03 332 0092

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Phone 03 364 7425 or 027 458 8590

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apply, visit www.hot.co.nz/expo for full details.


54 The Star Thursday September 12 2019

JOIN US AND BE INSPIRED BY FABULOUS PRESENTATIONS FROM OUR EXPERTS.

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2.00PM FRANCE 2.00PM DISCOVER THE USA


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WHO YOU CAN EXPECT TO MEET ON THE DAY

AIRLINES

CRUISING

TOURING

SPECIAL INTEREST

Air New Zealand

Air Vanuatu

China Airlines

American Airlines

China Southern Airlines

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