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• By Claire Booker

JACKIE SMART couldn’t tell

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Surgeon thanked with 88-year-old book

THANK YOU: Peter and Jackie Smart gifted an 88-year-old book to Mrs Smart’s ophthalmologist Dr Paul Baddeley (right) as

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and conditioner in the shower

without her glasses, now she

can see the horizon without any


As a token of her and

husband Dr Peter Smart’s

gratitude, they gifted

an 88-year-old book on

ophthalmology to Mrs Smart’s

surgeon at St George’s Hospital,

Merivale Dr Paul Baddeley.

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• By Claire Booker

BUS LANES may be prioritised

to alleviate congestion from a

motorway extension being built

through St Albans.

The Northern Motorway is

being extended through to QEII

Drive and Cranford St and when

completed will effectively slice St

Albans in half. It will also add an

extra 48,000 vehicles a day.

Residents have tried to fight the

extension, but all that can be done

now is to find ways to alleviate the

amount of traffic coming through

the suburb.

The Linwood-Central-Heathcote

and Papanui-Innes community

boards listened to emotional and

angry residents over the proposal

at a special meeting a fortnight

ago. Then four days later they

made their recommendations and

said prioritising bus use will help.

They said this should take precedence

over installing a clearway. A

clearway is a no stopping area that

allows traffic to flow more freely.

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Shirley 108yo’s secret to long life

• By Claire Booker

NINA BROWN has never

smoked or drank and loves her


And last week, she celebrated

her 108th birthday.

Nina, who is understood to

be the oldest person in New

Zealand, had a beaming smile

as she cut her birthday cake at

Windsorcare Retirement Village

in Shirley.

She has been a passionate

“greenie” all her life, her nephew

Murray Brown said.

“Nina was way green before

green was cool. When she

washed her dishes, she would

use a tub of water and Sunlight

soap. Once the dishes were

clean, she would use the soapy

water to keep the aphids off her

roses,” he said.

Nina has never had any health

issues, other than a couple of

sprained ankles from Scottish

Country Dancing which she did

until she was 90, and a double

hip replacement four years ago.

She also never married.

She would tell the staff at the

retirement village: “I’m going to

be the oldest New Zealander one


Nina studied to be a teacher

when she was 16 and received a

Master of Arts in english from

Canterbury University.

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was sent home when World War

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“Her passions were teaching

and travelling,” Mr Brown said.

When she arrived back

in New Zealand, she taught

students throughout the war,

and although her speciality was

english, the shortage of teachers

saw her teaching a range of

different subjects, including


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Lianne Dalziel, the Queen and

Government House – which she

read without any assistance.

Meanwhile, New Zealand’s

oldest man, Ron Hermanns,

who also lives in Christchurch,

will celebrate his 108th birthday

this week.

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the site of the new St Albans

Community Centre. It will

commemorate the beginning

of the $3.1 million rebuild of

the 440 sq m building at 1049

Colombo St. The building is

expected to be finished next year.


Work will start on Monday to

install a fence and gate on top

of Papanui Creek’s headwall

on Paparoa St, opposite the entrance

to Paparoa Street School.

The work will begin during the

school holidays and is expected

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Perfect outcome elusive

•From page 1

Cranford St was planned to be

used as a clearway once the extension

opens next year. But with

the Linwood-Central-Heathcote

and Papanui-Innes community

boards recommendation, this

means the bus lane could take


The boards

also asked city

council staff

to look at park

and ride options

near QEII


The decision

Mark Wilson

will now go to

the city council

at its meeting

on Thursday.

Papanui-Innes board member

and city councillor Mike Davidson

said the boards were never

going to be able to create a perfect

outcome for the community

“So what we’re trying to

achieve is the best outcome with

the limited ability we do have.

No one wants the motorway, if

we had made a decision today on

whether we should have done a

motorway, it would have never

happened,” he said.

All board members apart

from Linwood-Central board

member and city councillor Yani

Johanson voted in favour of the

‘If we had made a

decision today on

whether we should

have done a motorway,

it would never have


– Mike Davidson


“I’m really concerned that the

plan is actually going to create a

lot of problems on other streets,”

Cr Johanson said.

Cr Johanson thinks the

improvements are not the right

approach and wasn’t convinced

Environment Canterbury would

fund the proposed public transport

lanes on Cranford St.

CONGESTION: The proposed

clearways on Cranford St

may be used for public

transport to help mitigate the

effects of the Christchurch

Northern Corridor through St


“I can’t see any likelihood that

Ecan would have the money

to be able to fund more public

transport,” he said.

St Albans resident Mark

Wilson said overall he is feeling

good about the recommendations.

“They will prepare the road

for more traffic, but they won’t

allow that traffic to have two or

four lanes flow on. That’s the

minimum really that we’ve been

going on about. I think it’s a

good decision,” he said.

‘It’s just a lovely thing

for the Smarts to gift’

•From page 1

The book was made before it

was possible to photograph the

back of the eye, so all the images

are hand-drawn.

Dr Baddeley has been an

ophthalmologist for 17 years, and

he said the gift of the book was a

very nice thought.

“Patients usually send a letter

of thanks rather than gifts, but

it’s extremely nice of the Smart’s

to gift this to myself and to St

George’s. Myself and my colleagues

will treasure it and keep it

in our department,” he said.

The treatment for Mrs Smart’s

case was a similar approach to

cataract surgery after a report

found some forms of glaucoma

could be treated this way, without

as many risks as laser treatment.

“I think it’s a wonderful,

beautiful gift for our department,

and it just reminds us that

there were times before, when

photographing the back of the

eye was near impossible. It’s just

a lovely thing for the Smarts to

gift,” Dr Baddeley said.

Dr Smart used to receive gifts

when he worked as a general

practitioner and has been collecting

old medical equipment over

many years.

“The reason for giving the

HISTORY: The 88-year-old

medical book on eyes.

book to Paul is as a token of our

appreciation for his kindness and

professional services and because

Jackie and I are so delighted with

the results of his surgery,” Dr

Smart said.

Mrs Smart was “absolutely

delighted” with the outcome of

her surgery, as she no longer has

to wear the thick spectacles she

once needed.

“It’s a miracle, I couldn’t see

anything at all. It’s changed my

life, you know,” she said.

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St Bede’s gets its chapel back

A SEVEN-YEAR, $20 million

rebuild and refurbishment of

the St Bede’s College chapel is


Devastated by the 2011

earthquake, the chapel was

demolished. For seven years

a temporary chapel was used,

while funding was secured to

enable the rebuild. The campus

master plan was re-designed to

place the chapel at the forefront

of the school.

Rector Justin Boyle said the

chapel is the college’s most important


“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,” said Rector


“The chapel is the soul of our

school, connecting with our

newly-refurbished performing

arts centre and in keeping 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,” he said.

Wilkie & Bruce Architects

designed the new chapel in a

collegiate Gothic style to integrate

with the original 1920s

buildings of the campus.

“As well as looking like it’s

always been there, the new

building references the original

by incorporating restored

stained-glass windows, pews,

crucifix and the ornate carved

oak reredos from the old chapel.

Each of the 12 stained-glass

windows tell their own story,

with the centrepiece being the

Matthew Paul Daly Memorial

Window, which reflects the

school’s origins and values in a

depiction of Mary and the teenage

Christ,” said architect and

certified heritage professional

Alec Bruce.

The chapel build was financed

by more than 400 donors, all

of whom were invited to the

OPEN: A mass was held

last week to celebrate the

opening of the new chapel at

St Bede’s College.

Below – Students wait to

be welcomed into the new


chapel’s opening last week.

A total of $3.5 million was

required for the build, with

community donations coming

from the Society of Mary, the

college’s Board of Proprietors

and the College Foundation.

The Chapel of St Bede was

officially opened last week with a

mass by Bishop Paul Martin.

Pupils bring


Junior to

the stage

• By Claire Booker

COBHAM Intermediate

pupils are ready to “move it”

at the school’s production of

Madagascar Junior.

Opening night was due to be

held yesterday at the school’s

Haberfield Hall, and the show will

run until Thursday night.

More than 100 pupils are

involved in the production of the

animated film adaptation.

Cast member Frances Stanley

said playing Alex the Lion

has been a “once in a lifetime


“I am grateful to have been

provided with this experience.

After all our rehearsing, I

am really excited for all the

performances,” she said.

Chloe Brackenridge plays Marty

the Zebra, and she said playing

the role is a “real honour.”

“The cast has been practicing

for most of the year so I am sure

this show will entertain our

audience. Every time I see the sets

or one of our advertising posters

I get a wave of excitement,” she


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Science journalist addresses

students over climate change

• By Claire Booker

YOUNG CITY climate

activists were visited by

Canadian science journalist

Alanna Mitchell, and her

message was one of hope.

Students and teachers at

Christchurch Girls’ High and

Hillmorton High schools met

Ms Mitchell last week, and she

spoke about her career – with

her speciality being the ocean.

Ms Mitchell has written six

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most celebrated scientists on

their expeditions.

Ms Mitchell is in New

Zealand to do a series of talks

to MAS Insurance members,

and the company wanted to

give her the opportunity to

inspire the next generation

of climate change activists in


Hillmorton High School

social studies teacher Geordie

Dann said the school’s year 9s

and environment committee

enjoyed hosting Alanna as

the ideas and issues discussed

about the oceans were

enlightening and frightening.

“The students were so keen

EXPERT: Climate change journalist Alanna Mitchell visited

Hillmorton and Christchurch Girls’ high schools to educate

students on climate change. ​

to interact and find solutions

or practical things that

people can do to make real

change before the damage is


Ms Mitchell also spoke to

about 40 year 8 and 9 social

studies students at Hillmorton

High School.

After each talk, she spent

time privately speaking with

four students from each

school from the schools’

environmental committees.

Student Charlotte

Koers said: “I think this

was an amazing, different

experience and a new way to

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generation is interested in.

I found it really interesting

learning about Coral

Spawning and that it happens

once annually. Overall,

Alanna’s talk was a great

opportunity and one that we

learnt a lot from.”

Ms Mitchell’s overall

message to the students was

that there is still hope, and

she applauded New Zealand

students for being so active in

the climate change space.

“It’s this generation that

is really going to make that

difference in this whole public

discourse about climate

change. It’s so inspiring to hear

about what these students are

doing. They are going to change

the world, I know it. I feel so

much more hopeful having

done this talk – it’s moving and

fascinating,” she said.

At CGHS she talked to about

270 mostly year 12 students,

and assistant principal Sonja

Bailey said she hopes the talk

will open up a lot of horizons

for the students.

Mrs Bailey said the school

supports its students who

are involved with the School

Strike 4 Climate initiative, and

there will be students striking

on Friday.

“If we can support our girls,

that’s our little bit we can do,”

she said.

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With the community board terms nearing their end, Papanui-Innes and Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood community board chairs

Ali Jones and Sam MacDonald reflect on what the boards have achieved in the last three years.

Committed to the best outcome

IT’S BEEN a very busy threeyear

period with a number of

really complex, contentious and

challenging issues for the board

to navigate.

It’s also been incredibly

rewarding for us all, with a lot

of contact with our community,

particularly the youth who

we support to attend sports,

leadership and cultural events

locally and overseas.

Although it has been a long

process and large elements of

which have been dictated to by

the legal framework, the Downstream

Effects Management Plan

engagement has been our biggest


Every member remains committed

to achieving the best

outcome for the community

from a major road being forced

upon us. As I said during the

process, we are not going to please

everyone with the decisions made

around the DEMP, however, the

broad engagement and robust

interaction with our community

has enabled us to consider and

subsequently make more than 50

changes to the plan which is going

to be presented to the city council.

That wouldn’t have happened

if we hadn’t had the community

so passionately involved and

Ali Jones

engaged. We are very grateful to

everyone who took the time and

made the effort to get involved.

Other board achievements

this term include, finally getting

emissions and vibrations monitored

for Cranford St before the

Northern Corridor opens and

the ongoing success of our Edible

Garden awards which are getting

bigger and better every year.

We have worked really hard on

improving our communication

with residents and one way we

have done this is by establishing

a Facebook page (we are the only

board to do this) and keeping

it up to date with information

pertinent to the area.

In the Papanui Ward, the

ongoing development of Papanui

Bush in Bridgestone Reserve

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Links building were also good


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track on 10 Shirley Rd has been

approved, and should be in place

for the next Summer, sorted out

roading issues in Richmond and

saw the formation of a working

group to determine the best

design feature for the new St

Albans community centre.

We can always do things

better, and we will not please

all of the people all of the

time – but we always try our

best and are always up for

constructive criticism and robust


Thank you to the Papanui-

Innes board members for

their unwavering focus on

representing our community this

term, and bringing a passion and

energy to an important role in

our local democracy.

Productive three years

on many fronts

IT’S BEEN a productive three

years for the Fendalton-


Community Board on a range of


THe board operates on

delegations from the city council

in an effort to make more

local decision making, and to

ensure the city council table

concentrates on city-wide issues.

While it is difficult to capture

everything I wanted to touch

on there are a few tangible outcomes

our board has worked on.

Most recently we finally got

the green light from the city

council to install traffic lights at

the Harewood, Breens and Gardiners

Rds intersection, this has

been a long fight but it’s good to

see it progress.

Often we are approached by

community groups who have an

interest in a something significant

in our board area, of note

was the consultation to consider

the Avonhead Cemetery be recognised

as a memorial cemetery.

This is particularly relevant

following the earthquakes and

after a huge effort by the Friends

of Avonhead Cemetery.

We have had pedestrian lights

Sam MacDonald

installed outside St Andrews’

College in a bid to make it safer

for students crossing Papanui Rd.

We have approved and instructed

city council staff to undertake the

work required to modernise the

Lake Roto Kohatu facilities which

will make it far more accessible

and user-friendly for everyone

who uses this (particularly over

the summer).

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the basics

•From page 8

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rebuild and I’m sure everyone

who uses Jellie Park will value

the redevelopment that has occurred


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Dedication to school breakfasts recognised

• By Claire Booker

NORTHCOTE community

breakfast volunteers have

been recognised for their

dedication with an ‘unsung

heroes’ award.

Charlotte Clark and Angie

Durey from Neighbourhood

Links were runners-up in the

South Island Section of the

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work with the breakfast club at

Northcote School.

At the club, students and their

families are provided with a

healthy breakfast of porridge, cereal,

toast, baked beans, yoghurt,

fruit and Milo.

“Charlotte’s porridge has

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one of the favourites of breakfast

club. We like to do special

breakfasts for the last day of each

term, random pancake days and

we are excited to be planning

our second Christmas breakfast

again,” Miss Durey said.

Northcote School principal

Justin Perriam nominated the

women for the award, who have

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since May 2018.

“We had identified a need

within the school community to

offer breakfast to some students

who were not having it at home.

It allows us to ensure that no

child needs to start the school

day hungry,” he said.

The women said the most

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“For us, the value of connection

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Miss Clark said the two

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our community was probably the

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Miss Durey said receiving the

award was “huge.”

“I never thought I would

receive anything this special. I

certainly didn’t realise it meant

this much to the school and the

community. I am very grateful

to them for nominating us,” she


HONOURS: Charlotte

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Durey were

runners-up in the

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About 30 per cent of students

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“It also provides opportunities

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“Everyone is welcome, even

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at home. It’s about creating

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OLA LARSON, who was

born in Sweden in 1846, led a

most interesting life, 11 years

of which was spent in New

Zealand and a significant part

of this in Papanui.

He and his wife, Johanna,

were to produce 10 children,

the first three Elida, Sigrid and

Hulda were born in Sweden.

In the 1870s, the New Zealand

Government was keen

to increase the population to

develop the new country to the

extent of subsidising the passage

of suitable migrants.

The Larsons were ideal

candidates, Ola was a landscape

gardener and his wife,

a dressmaker. They were also

nurturing a growing family;

their fourth daughter, Alfreda

Marina Oceana was born at

sea en route to New Zealand

in 1874 and Amy, William,

Nanny and Oscar Alfred in

the country in which they

hoped to settle permanently.

Their English names

perhaps suggest a desire to

LARSON COTTAGE: Ola Larson and his family outside

their Papanui cottage, Ola’s willow baskets are prominently

displayed. ​

assimilate into the life of the

then British colony.

The family settled into a

rented cottage at Papanui

while Ola worked for Robert

Heaton Rhodes senior on his

estate named Elmwood now

the site of Heaton Intermediate

School in Heaton St.

According to Larson’s journal,

the two had an excellent

working relationship and he

considered his position as the

best job he had ever had.

During this period, Ola

met Elder Shrikes, a Mormon

missionary and the latter

made such a strong impression

that Ola became a member of

the Church of the Latter Day


However, such was the

suspicion with which the new

American religion was viewed

that Ola faced persecution that

ranged from losing his job

at Elmwood to being chased

from a meeting by an angry


When the Larson’s son

Oscar died at the age of five

months, the St Paul’s vestry

refused to permit the child’s

burial in the Anglican graveyard

at Papanui.

Ola now had to make his

own work and learned a new

trade as a basket maker. There

are several examples of his

applying for permission to

harvest poplar cuttings along

the Avon.

This highly pliable wood was

used as the raw material for his


In July 1885 the Larson

family left New Zealand and

travelled to Utah, the US

territory which was the home

of the Mormon religion.

There, the last two children

of the marriage were born,

and the Larson family had

finally found an environment

where they could settle


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If you have a view on an issue in your area,


Fight still on for club’s cricket nets

Old Boys


Cricket Club


and senior

player David


shares his

views on

the Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community

Board decision not to

approve the lease for

proposed cricket nets

at Elmwood Park after

members of the community

expressed frustration about

the size of the proposed

nets. Further consultation

will be undertaken by the

city council in the coming



been a lot of fanfare around

our proposed redevelopments


It has been a very long process

from the inception of the plans,

with well over two years of continuous

consultations and correspondence

with the city council

to get our proposals to this point.

So to not get it approved is very

frustrating. We feel that the essence

of our proposals has been

lost in the process.

We are trying to redevelop

existing facilities (cricket nets).

A primary concern with our

proposal has been the size of the

nets. The nets as they currently

are, are very open and unsafe.

Anyone who frequents Elmwood

Park would be well aware of the

dangers that flying balls from

these nets pose to passers-by

who use the path.

We are trying to pre-empt

accidents from occurring by

designing the new replacement

nets to be fully enclosed. Bowlers

need run-ups in cricket,

naturally, that will mean the nets

have to be longer to account for

this. This is where the increased

size of the nets comes into it.

These nets will be free for the

public to use them and will be

a fantastic community facility

to be enjoyed by sportspeople

young and old for many years to

come. We are looking forward

to providing this facility for the

community, of which, the vast

majority of our progressive and

inclusive club is a part of.

Elmwood Park is shared by

many people passionate about it.

We are trying to make sure everyone

can continue to enjoy the

park and co-exist without having

serious accidents which we are

trying to avoid.


The existing

cricket nets at

Elmwood Park,

the Old Boys


Cricket Club

wants to use

longer nets to

improve safety

during training.

During this process, we have

unfortunately become victim

to a few factors which have not

helped us. A very vocal minority

has disproportionately affected

the local board’s decision- their

decision at the last meeting

reflected the effect of this.

Perhaps if our 500+ junior

players had a vote in the upcoming

local elections, there would

have been a different result at the

meeting. Our club is very much

a part of this community and we

feel this was not appropriately

taken into account.

There was a very thorough

report of the proposal drafted by

the city council for the community

board recommending that

the net proposal be approved, as

well as taking into consideration

the consultation process where

over 100 submissions indicated

clear support for the proposals in

comparison with 14 indicating

clear opposition.

We have worked extremely

hard to raise $100,000 worth of

grant funding for the redevelopment

of the nets, which we may

lose as a result of the time-consuming

setbacks we have faced

throughout this process.

However, in spite of all this,

we are committed to continue

working on our proposal so that

we can strike the right balance

and come up with something

that the community can be

proud of and enjoy safely for

generations to come – as we

feel it is something that must

be done, for the safety and

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Mariu set for U19 games at Lincoln

• By Jacob Page


cricketer Rhys Mariu has been

named in the New Zealand

under-19 squad for a fivegame

one-day series against

Bangladesh this month.

All five games will be played

at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln

over three weeks starting

September 29 with the fifth onedayer

scheduled for October 13.

Head coach Paul Wiseman said

he, along with assistants Graeme

Aldridge and Adam Miles, had a

strong talent pool from which to

choose, making for an extremely

tough selection process.

“The under-19s programme is

very much about development,

so we are looking to give as many

players as possible a taste of international

cricket,” Wiseman said.

“The upcoming matches

against Bangladesh are an important

series and a chance for

meaningful, competitive cricket.

“Our under-19 players are

looking forward to a big season,

ST ANDREW’S College swim

team claimed 20 medals and

set 55 personal best times

during the New Zealand

secondary schools’ swimming

championshipsat Hamilton’s

Waterworld complex.

Angus Kelliher and Taiko

Torepe-Ormsby each won four

gold medals respectively.

The 16-year-old mixed relay

earned gold, as did the 200m

TALENT: Rhys Mariu will

play for the New Zealand

under-19 team later this

month at Lincoln’s Bert

Sutcliffe Oval.

culminating in the ICC U19

Cricket World Cup early next

year in South Africa.

“I’ve made it very clear to

players not selected in this Bangladesh

series that World Cup

selection is far from locked in.

“We will be watching closely

over the season, including national

under-19 tournaments, before

freestyle relay team.

The 8 x 50m freestyle relay

team also won gold, as did the

16-year-old boys relay team.

Thre 400m freestyle relay

team also won gold.

Ormsby, 16, won three of his

four gold in individual events

including the 50m and 100m

butterfly as well as the 50m

freestyle to go with his 200m

freestyle relay triumph.


making our final selection calls for

a touring squad to South Africa.”

The New Zealand under-

19s tour South Africa to play

Zimbabwe, India and South

Africa in one-day games in early

January before the pinnacle

event of the year, the ICC U19

Cricket World Cup, also held in

South Africa, starting for New

Zealand on January 18.

NZ U19 squad for Bangladesh

Conor Ansell (Auckland), Adithya

Ashok (Auckland), Kristian Clarke

(Northern Districts), William Clark

(Central Districts), Hayden Dickson

(Northern Districts), Joey Field (Central

Districts), David Hancock (Northern

Districts), Ryan Jackson (Wellington),

Fergus Lellman (Northern Districts),

Jock McKenzie (Auckland), Rhys Mariu

(Canterbury), Ben Pomare (Northern

Districts), Tim Pringle (Northern

Districts), Quinn Sunde (Auckland),

Jesse Tashkoff (Wellington), Devan

Vishvaka (Wellington), Ollie White

(Northern Districts), Thomas Zohrab

(Central Districts).

55 personal best swimming times

Kelliher, 17, earned three individual

golds in the 17 to 18-yearold

age-group in the 50m, 100m

and 200m backstroke to go with

one 16-year-old and over 200m

relay gold medal.

St Andrew’s finished fifth in

the final points standings from

the event behind Mt Maunganui

College, Rangitoto College,

Pakuranga College and Mt

Albert Grammar School.

Bad health no hurdle to

Mason’s singles title

• By Adrian Seconi

FENDALTON teenager Abby

Mason battled a cold and her

doubles partner to claim the

Otago Indoor Open women’s

singles title in Dunedin.

The St Margaret’s College

15-year-old coughed her way

through the match but also

slammed her backhand and

forehand to power her way to

a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 win against rival

and tournament No 1 seed Kelly


The pair teamed up to win the

women’s doubles title earlier in

the day.

They beat Angela Fitzgerald

and Belinda Hirst 6-0, 7-5. They

also play club tennis together in

Wellington – Mason commutes

to the capital regularly.

But the partnership was put on

hold for the singles final. Mason

was hitting the ball harder earlier

and broke her rival’s serve to take

a 4-2 lead.

Southwood could not find a

way back in the set and the final

looked to be heading for an early

finish when Mason went up 3-0

in the second set.

But this time Southwood was

able to find a crack.

She broke her opponents serve

and held her own to trail 3-2.

Game six was backwards and

forwards. Both players had an

opportunity to win the game but

Southwood eventually prevailed.

But she followed up some hard


VICTORIOUS: St Margaret’s

College 15-year-old Abby

Mason plays a forehand

during the final of the Otago

Indoor Open in Dunedin.


work with a poor serving game.

Mason served for the game at 5-4

and again at 6-5 but could not


She fluffed some easy shots

when coming into the net and the

odd overhand went wayward as


The errors proved costly.

Southwood won a tiebreaker 7-5

to claim the second set.

But Mason put aside the

squandered opportunities and

produced a more polished effort

in the third set to claim the win.

Both players hit the ball with a

lot of power but Mason had the

edge with her backhand.

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This term has been a wonderful celebration

of Marian’s Special Character and school

culture. When girls are involved in school

life, which is rich with celebrations and

traditions, we see improvements in student

learning, participation and wellbeing.

This term we had Feast Day, which is the

most anticipated religious event on the

Marian College calendar and includes

Mass, a house group singing competition,

talent quest and plenty of fun.

Our kapa haka team has combined with

brother school St Bede’s College to

produce a ‘super group’ which gave a

moving performance at the Secondary

Schools’ Kapa Haka Whakataetae

Regionals. For many, it was a ‘first time on

the stage’ experience.

We are also underway exploring our

school’s cultural narrative. As well as

relocating Marian College in 2023 and

all we represent, building a new school

involves weaving the history and story

of mana whenua into the fabric of our

buildings and environment.

On a recent staff only day, we traced the

journey of the school; key women, role

models from our past and shared stories

and memories of the school from its

beginning up to today. We look forward

to future work on our cultural narrative as

plans for our new school develop.

For the latest Marian news and information,

please check our website and follow us on

Facebook. Enjoy the read!

Mary-Lou Davidson

Marian College Principal

Tū whitia te hopo, mairangitia te angitū – feel the fear, do it anyway!

Marian College St Bede’s Kapa Haka group performed at the Secondary

Schools Kapa Haka Whakataetae Regionals for Waitaha Canterbury.


The Marian College First XI won the New Zealand Secondary Schools Girls’

Football Gary Sowden Winter Tournament in Timaru recently. Congratulations to

the girls, coaches, manager, parents, caregivers, staff and supporters – what a

fantastic result!


Our talented Head of Culture

Francesca Humphries has written

recorded and released her first

single. Her beautiful song ‘I had

a dream’ is available now on

iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.

Fran was selected to participate in

an artist development programme

with Nathan Phillips Vocals and

the results are breath-taking.

Well done Fran, we are very

proud of you! You can follow

Francesca @fraaancescaaamusic

on Instagram.

Rising Japanese rugby star, Hitomi Oka,

has enjoyed the International Rugby

Programme (IRP) so much, she is staying

on at Marian College.

“Both in terms of my rugby and my life

in general, I think I have become far more

resilient and self-driven,” Hitomi says.

“What I like best about Marian College is

that teachers and students are very kind and

welcoming to me.”

Marian College Principal Mary-Lou

Davidson says the IRP is an amazing

opportunity for students from all over

the world to come together for high

performance sport development.

“Our Marian students are exposed to the

opportunities sport at this level brings.

They make connections through the

enjoyment of playing sport, develop

manaakitanga and make long-lasting

friendships,” Mrs Davidson says.

Marian has partnered with St Bede’s

College to host the International Rugby

Programme (IRP) from 2019. The 17-yearold

high-performance programme makes

use of the latest technologies and practice.

International students participate in a

combination of rugby training, coaching

and academic learning.

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World Scholars Cup

In August this year we sent one Junior and

one Senior team to Sydney to compete in the

global round of The Worlds Scholars Cup.

Both teams qualified through the regional

round held in Christchurch.

There are six subject academic challenges:

Arts, Social Science, History, Science,

Literature, Special Area - in this case Unsolved

Mysteries. These are subjects that students

studied before the event. The seniors did

particularly well in these. Team medals are for

Collaborative Writing, Debating and combined

Academic and Scholars Bowl General


All students achieved at a very high level

in this competition which was attended by

students from 28 countries.

Both teams qualified for The Tournament of

Champions to be held at Yale University in


Cantamath Competition -

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Our Year 10 top team won the

competition and scored 100 points

getting all the questions correct.

Our Year 9 team placed second.

Fifty-six teams in all competed.

Well done to the students involved

and the staff of the Mathematics

Faculty. Overall, Burnside High

School has won three out of the

four Canterbury Maths Association

trophies this year, a great effort.

From left to right: Cole Stevens,

Helaman Hatcher,

Mark Change, Tim Fisher-Taylor

NZSS Golf Team

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in Cromwell -

2 September 2019

Burnside High School Mixed Team - 2nd place

NZSS Table Tennis

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2-3 September 2019

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Burnside High School 'A' Team - 1st place

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Cycling News

The 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World

Championships were held in Frankfurt, Germany,

from 14-18 August this year. One of our Year 13

students, Sami Donnelly, competed in the 3000

metres Teams’ time trial event. The team came a

very respectable second, missing out on gold to

Italy by a mere .007 of a second! Two silver medals

for Sami in two years. Congratulations!

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From left to right: Amy Weng, Jasmine Clancy,

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Championships in

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4-6 September 2019

Womens’ U17 –

Amy Weng, 17th

Womens’ U15 –

Jasmine Clancy, 14th

Mens’ U17 –

Hayato Miya, 2nd

Mens’ U15 –

Yuki Miya, 4th

NZSS Table Tennis


Championships -

4 September 2019

U19 Girls Champion -

Jiayi Zhou (gold medal)

U19 Girls Runner-Up -

Avon Liu (silver medal)

U19 Boys Runner-up -

Sang-Yong Park (silver medal)

U19 Boys 3rd equal -

Zak McKellar (bronze medal)

From left

to right:

Jiayi Zhou,



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Tasty Bites

American dessert to top off Kiwi main

This well-known Florida

dessert can be made even

better with a box of fresh

New Zealand limes

Lime Pie

Serves 8-10


250g digestive biscuits, well


100g butter, melted


390g sweetened condensed milk

4 egg yolks

1 tsp lime zest

½ cup fresh lime juice

Pinch of salt

300ml cream, whipped


20cm pie dish


Heat the oven to 180 deg C.

Begin by crushing the biscuits

to a fine crumb.

Add the melted butter and mix

well so all the crumbs are coated

in the butter. Press firmly into

the pie dish covering the sides.

Bake for 15min. Remove and


To make the filling, mix the

condensed milk with the egg

yolks, lime juice and zest. Mix

thoroughly and pour into the

prepared pie crust.

Bake the pie for 15min or until

set. Remove from the oven and

cool completely.

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours,

but preferably overnight.

When ready to serve,

traditionally it is covered with

cream or you can serve it

alongside if desired.

The pie is a great way to top

off a classic South Island main

with meat and three veg

Venison fillet

Serves 4


850g venison fillet

500ml extra virgin olive oil

2 sprigs rosemary

1/2 head cauliflower

1 litre cream

8 heads bok choi

100ml tamari or soy sauce

250g carrots

500g agria potatoes

2 litres beef stock

1 litre chicken stock

500ml red wine (pinot


Salt, butter and cooking oil


First cut the venison fillet into

four 200g portions and marinate

in olive oil and rosemary.

Overnight is best, but for at least

a couple of hours.

Put stock and red wine in a

pot and reduce until medium

thickness and sticky, should

have a deep meaty flavour. This

may take an hour or so of rapid


Slice potatoes as thin as

possible and layer into a baking

dish with a light sprinkle of salt

every few layers.

Bring cream to a boil and pour

over potatoes, place in oven at

165 deg C for about one hour

or until golden and cooked


This can be set aside and

reheated or served fresh.

Peel carrots, toss in olive oil

and season. These can cook in

the oven with the potatoes, and

should be golden and soft to the

bite when finished.

Boil cauliflower florets in salty

water with a dash of cream or

milk in the water to make it


Boil for 5-8min until soft, then

blitz in food processor with a

few spoons of butter and salt to

taste until smooth. This can be

easily reheated in a saucepan.

Sear venison in cooking oil in a

hot skillet then transfer to oven

for 5min Saute bok choi in a hot

pan and deglaze with tamari –

that should steam the bok choi

through and add a nice sticky

glaze. Serve cauliflower puree,

venison and jus (gravy) on one

plate and the sides to share are

served in separate bowls.

Serve with red wine vinegar on

the side to help cut through the

gaminess of the venison.

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Experienced physiotherapists caring

for the St Albans community

ProPhysio is celebrating its fifth

anniversary this September, after

opening the doors to the St Albans

and Edgeware community in 2014.

Offering over 40 years of combined

physiotherapy experience, directors

Megan Williams and Scott Suen

strive to provide a high-quality,

affordable and professional service.

They specialise in treating sporting

injuries, and are also passionate

about looking after people that are

suffering from general muscular

pain, fractures, or spinal conditions,

or recovering from orthopaedic


The ProPhysio clinic is situated

within the ProMed building

on Sherborne Street, where the

physiotherapists work closely with

the team at the medical centre,

enabling them to streamline

physiotherapy care for their clients

with easier diagnosis and specialist

referral within the same building.

“We believe that giving our clients

the best possible understanding of

their injury will give them the best

possible outcome,” Megan and Scott


“We pride ourselves in providing

quality treatment, and the modern

facilities and technology at ProPhysio

enable us to do just this.”

They also pride themselves in

taking the time to listen to their

clients’ stories, which ensures there is

no information missed, and accurate,

quality treatment can be provided.

Megan and Scott also believe in

keeping treatment affordable.

“We often hear the cost of

physiotherapy treatment is a big

barrier to people seeking the help

they really need, but we have kept

the same reasonable and affordable

pricing since 2014,” Scott says.

Their advice is, don’t leave those

injuries from tidying up the garden,

or those niggling aches and pains

unchecked. Pop down to see the

friendly and experienced staff at

ProPhysio, who will make sure you

receive the best physiotherapy care

the St Albans community has to


Make an appointment with us

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ProPhysio is located at 115

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Living together

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Living with an unaided hearing loss is

basically no fun at all: It’s upsetting for

the person with a hearing loss, but it’s also

frustrating for you as a relative, whether

you are a spouse, daughter, grandchild,

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For you as a relative living or being close

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• Your loved ones’ social life declines

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• You sometimes feel as if you are slowly

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Go along to Shirley Library on Saturday from 10-11am for a Chinese taster

class where you can learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese as part of

Chinese language week. This class is suited for adults, and bookings are

essential. Phone 941 7923.

Reading to Dogs

Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm,

at Papanui

Reading to dogs

encourages children to

practice their writing

skills and develop a love

for reading. All the dogs

have been trained and

tested for health, safety and

temperament. Bookings


Papanui Library

After School Activities

Friday, 3.30-4.30pm

Suitable for ages eight

to 13. Go along for an

interactive session, which

includes technology,

games, crafts and books.

Take your friends, or make

some new ones.

Papanui Library

Knit ’n’ Yarn

Today, 1-3pm, at

Bishopdale, Friday, 10amnoon,

at Papanui

Take your knitting,

crochet or other craft

projects and have fun with

a social group. This is a

free, drop-in event.

Bishopdale and Papanui


Introduction to Nia


October 1, 6-8pm

Go along to learn basic

concepts and experience

a nia (neuromuscular

integrative action) class.

The class involves dance,

movement and a lot of

laughter. All levels are

welcome, this is a free

event. Ph 027 416 8283

St Albans Church, 36

Nancy Ave, Mairehau


Today, 12.15-12.45pm

If you have questions

about your Ipad,

smartphone or tablet, head

down to GenConnect

where Papanui High

School students will help

you for free.

Papanui Library

Culture Exchange

Friday, 3.45-4.45pm

Go along and make

new friends, practice your

English and learn about


Shirley Library

Games at Papanui

Thursday, 2.30-4.30pm

If you love games, head

along and choose from a

wide selection, including

the classics, at this fun and

social event. Free for all

ages to enjoy. No bookings


Papanui Library


Wednesday, 1-3pm, at

Bishopdale, and 1.30-

3.30pm, at Shirley

Play Scrabble with a

friendly group. Head

along when you can. No

bookings required. All

materials supplied. Free


Bishopdale and Shirley


JP Clinics

Today, 10am-1pm, at

Papanui and Shirley,

Wednesday, 10am-1pm,

at Bishopdale, Saturday

10am-noon at Fendalton.

A justice of the

peace will be available

to witness signatures

and documents, certify

document copies, hear

oaths, declarations,

affidavits or affirmations,

as well as sign citizenship

or rates rebates


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Saturday, 2-4pm, at

Shirley, Monday, 2-4pm, at


Go along if you are

interested in playing or

learning about mahjong.

Free. Registrations

required at Shirley


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Monday, 1-3pm

Play Rummikub – an

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strategy game. Free, dropin


Bishopdale Library

Super Saturday


Saturday, 11-11.45am

Encourage learning

through stories. This is an

interactive programme

involving stories, songs,

rhymes, craft and play.


Shirley Library

Bolivia card game

Thursday, 1-3pm

Learn a new game.

Cards and card-holders are

supplied. Phone 027 549

3828 for more information.

Bishopdale Library

Activity Zone

Monday, 3.45-4.45pm

The after school club has

technology, games, crafts

and books. This is suitable

for children aged six to 10

and caregivers are asked

to remain in the library

during the session. Free –

no bookings required.

Shirley Library

Cards Club

Friday, 1.30-3.30pm

This weekly cards club is

on every Friday, go along

and join the fun. Free, no

bookings required.

Shirley Library

RoboFun for Adults

Saturday, 10-11am

Go along to the Shirley

Library for an introductory

course looking at the world

of robotics in a fun and

engaging way. You don’t

need to take anything with

you – just a curious mind.

No bookings required, just

drop in.

Shirley Library

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continuing education

Adult and Community Education at

Risingholme community centre

Wanting to expand, express and enhance your life – Come learn with us!

Risingholme continues to offer a wide

range of exciting learning opportunities

across the city at Risingholme, Riccarton

High School, Christchurch Girls’ High

School, The Village House New Brighton

and Hornby High School. With the start

of term 4, on Monday 14th October, and

longer days why not enrol in one of our

exciting courses –


Is English your second language? In

term 4 we are offering ESOL at Riccarton

High School. Other Language courses

include, German, Spanish, Italian,

Russian, Arabic, NZ Sign and Te Reo

Māori are offered at many of our venues.

So if you would like to improve your

English or learn a new language you can

enrol via our website www.risingholme.

Is food and cooking your passion?

In term 4 we have on offer a range of

cooking courses including A Taste of

Egyptian Cooking course at Riccarton

High School or Thai Cooking course at

Hornby High School.

A new and exciting course being

offered in Term 4 at Hornby High School

is our Crochet for Beginners. Have

you always want to learn this craft –

now is your opportunity. Enrol now!

During this course you will gain an

understanding of crochet language, learn

a range of basic stitches while meeting

and learning alongside others.

The full programme for Term 4

courses is available on our website at

For more information on courses

contact the Risingholme Community

Centre on 332 7359 or e-mail info@

Brochures are available at the

Risingholme office and public libraries.

Adult and Community Education Term 4, 2019

Come learn with us

Risingholme Community Centre offers

a wide range of short courses, each term,

at a range of venues.

Risingholme Community Centre

Art (Create with Pastels & Paints, Mixed Media, Watercolour, Painting with

Acrylics), Drawing & Sketching, Embroidery, Fabric & Craft Skills, Guitar,

Pottery, Sewing Skills, Upholstery, Using your Overlocker, Weekend Sewing

classes, Yoga, Wood Sculpture, Woodwork, Woodwork for Women, Zentangle,

Printmaking, Fermented Foods, Plastics Free, Te Reo Maori, Patchwork and

Quilting, Massage, Reiki 2, Screenprinting, Qigong.

Christchurch Girls’ High School

Dressmaking, Te Reo Maori, Watercolour Painting, Drawing & Sketching,

German Language, Painting with Acrylics, Spanish Language, NZ Sign


Hornby High School

Sewing Skills, Thai Cooking, Te Reo Maori, Crochet.

Riccarton High School

Calligraphy, ESOL Business English Intermediate, Indian Cooking,

Italian Language, NZ Sign Language, Russian Language, Sewing Skills,

Spanish for Travellers, Te Reo Maori, Arabic, A Taste of Egyptian Cooking,

Picture Framing, Mediterranean Cooking, Italian Cooking, Yoga.

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continuing education


School of Music

The Christchurch School of Music is a family-oriented

community aimed at providing quality music education in and

around Christchurch. The school has been an important part of the

Christchurch music education scene for 64 years so why not come

along and join us?

CSM is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong focus on

community. From ages 2 to 92 we have something for everyone.

On a Saturday morning the whole family can find something to


For the young ones there are pre-school and junior school classes,

“Take Off with Music”, 41/2 year olds can start on Suzuki strings

and at 6 the recorder is a great instrument to learn. In 2019 we have

a fantastic deal for beginner recorder players – just $52 for a year of

tuition and this includes a recorder and a book!!

Older children and adults may opt for group or individual lessons

on a specific instrument (including voice). With six orchestras,

two concert bands, a Big Band, a jazz combo, 6 wind ensembles,

rock bands, two choirs, chamber groups, a samba band and a guitar

ensemble there is an ensemble to suit all levels and all ages.

If affordability is an issue, CSM may be able to offer a discount

through funding provided by the Rata Foundation.

Enrol any time at

Papanui High School

As the weather gets warmer and the evenings get longer it is the

ideal time to get out of the house and learn something new and

meet some new people by taking part in one of the wide range of

nightclasses on offer at Papanui High School for Term 4 beginning

from Monday 21 October.

From Art to Yoga and everything in between we are sure regardless

of your age or interest you will find something to tempt you.

Classes at Papanui High School are held in a warm, friendly relaxed

environment and our tutors are supportive and well qualified in their

chosen fields.

We have a range of short Cake Decorating classes on offer for Term

4 covering different aspects of this craft. You will be able to learn to

decorate Christmas cupcakes, create icing roses, cover and decorate

your Christmas cake or learn how to make icing flowers, piping,

covering a cake and making a figure from fondant. These classes

are being taught by Adrienne Loffhagen and will be held at Papanui

High School on Monday night 7-9pm beginning from 21 October.

For further information and enrolment in these or any of our

Term 4 courses please visit our website on https://www.papanui. or email or

telephone our office on 3520701.

Bumper programme at WEA


The final programme of events for 2019 from the WEA has

no less than 48 items to choose from. Whether you are looking

to stretch your mind with science, history or philosophy, get

creative, have fun with movement or challenge yourself with some

personal growth and development: there really is something for

everyone this term!

The WEA has been in Christchurch for more than 100 years

and has a long history of encouraging people to think deeply

about the issues of the day. This kaupapa is alive and well with

talks on the climate crisis, sustainable living skills and nuclear

disarmament to mention but a few.

The WEA is committed to keeping the cost of courses as low

as possible and specializes in small class sizes – so don’t delay,

hop onto or find them on www.facebook.

com/canterburyWEA and book your learning experience today.

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gain a

second chance

at ncea

Each year up to 10,000 young people

in New Zealand leave school with little

or no formal qualifications. Many teens

disengage with school as the teaching

environment simply does not suit their

style of learning. Research shows that

without a qualification they are more likely

to have difficulties entering the workforce,

as most jobs nowadays require NCEA and

a driver’s licence.

Many early school leavers unfortunately

believe that secondary school is the only

way to earn their NCEA qualifications.

This misconception is particularly

concerning for those young people

who don’t necessarily ‘fit’ the schooling

environment, but still want to find

employment or complete certain industry

training courses for which an NCEA

qualification is a pre-requisite.

Every year dozens of young people

are getting a second chance at earning

NCEA credits after leaving secondary

school, thanks to Vision College. The

Private Training Establishment (PTE) are

spreading awareness to the young people

in the community, making sure they know

that achieving their NCEA levels outside

of school is within their reach.

Vision College’s free ‘Ultimate’

programme offers students without NCEA

the opportunity to gain NCEA Level 1

and 2, their driver’s licence, and a range of

skills designed to make them employable.

Students earn their NCEA credits in

a more practical way, through games,

hands-on activities, and by applying their

learning to real life situations. Students

also get to experience tasters of different

career and study paths to help them

decide where they would like to head after

completing ‘Ultimate’.

School leavers can also enrol in

Security, Early Childcare or Business

Administration courses to earn not only

credits towards NCEA Level 3, but also

a career qualification in just six months.

These courses are all free for anyone aged

between 16 and 19. Upon completion

students can even pathway onto higher

study with Vision College in Web and

Software Design, Early Childhood

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Vision College are enrolling now for

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A private elevated location on Valley

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New builds, alterations,

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the trade has given me

ability to build to a high

standard. Free quotes. Ph

Brent 027 241 7471


Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416




technology*. From $70

single story. 0800 SWEEP

ME or 021 0277 1927


Registered, electrical

installation and repairs,

Gorbie Electrical, ph 021

026 73375 or 03 322 4209



Ph 385-4348, 027 274



Push mow & Ride On.

Fully insured. Ph John or

Jo on 021 027 99392


Comp rates. Ph 385-4348,

027 274 3541


Qualified & licensed

applicator. Spiders, flies,

ants. Ring Bob 0800



Gib Stopping, Small

job specialty. 30 + years

experience. Ring 0800



A Top Plumbing job

completed at a fair price,

prompt service, all work

guaranteed, Ph Brian 960-

7673 or 021 112-3492

Trades & Services


Belfast engraving. Shoe

repairs, key cutting &

engraving. (10 yrs exp)683

Main North Rd, ph 027



Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895


Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895


Flooring - Splashbacks -

Wall incl tile removal, reg

master tiler, ph Dave 027

334 4125



Repairs, tvs, microwaves,

audio amps, soundbars.

.Aerial & satellite

installations, kitsets, 480D

Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379



& all camera tapes

converted to DVD, video

taping special occasions,

www.grahamsvideo ph 03 338-1655


& all camera tapes

converted to DVD, video

taping special occasions,

ph 03 338-1655


Phone for further details

Vehicles Wanted

CASH/CASH for any

unwanted vehicles, ph

347 9354 or 027 476 2404

Wanted To Buy





Free Appraisals

Call Matt at

The Stamp and

Coin Exchange

134a Riccarton Rd

0800 39 24 26

We can come to you.

Call today.

Wanted To Buy

Dealers. Phone 980 5812

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture,

Beds, Stoves, Washing

machines, Fridge Freezers.

Same day service. Selwyn

or 027 313 8156

TOOLS Garden,

garage, woodworking,

mechanical, engineering,

sawbenches, lathes, cash

buyer, ph 355-2045

(03) 379 1100

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The Hamptons

Peter and Kathryn Hampton

As we move into Spring Summer and will

soon be approaching the end of the 2019

year, many people are making choices for

2020 with many people choosing to move

home, change schools, buy a car and

organise another holiday.

Homes sold in your area



Peter & Kathryn Hampton

Licensed Sales Consultants

We make important choices throughout our life; what

schools our children will go to, what food we eat, what

friends we have, where to go on holiday, and the values

we instill in our children. Two of the biggest choices we have to make are; where we live and

when to sell and buy. A crucial component of the process is selecting the right licensed real

estate salesperson to guide you through the mountain of information and industry jargon. A

salesperson can assist in the important task of identifying the right buyer for your house, as

well as understanding your unique requirements and make your next dream home a reality.

It takes great negotiation and sales skills teamed with effective target marketing to deliver

the very best results. Kathryn and Peter can offer you an exceptional real estate experience.

Working as a team we collectively together want to achieve the very best results and the best

outcome. Give us a call today, we would really like to hear from you.


St Albans





Client Comments

The success of me attaining my property through an Auction was through Peter’s excellent

knowledge and professionalism in all realms of the process. Peter’s ease of communication;

listening to requirements and always following up queries promptly has been amazing.

I appreciated his wise counsel and honesty as I was in the North Island after having had

a positive and thorough viewing time with Peter over 2 days. It is without hesitation I

recommend him.


Just Listed

1/61 St Albans Street, Merivale

Wikipedia search ‘The Hamptons’ and you will discover pages about a group of villages and

hamlets in Long Island, New York that form a popular seaside resort and one of the historical

summer colonies of the northeastern United States: a community-oriented dwelling place for

affluent families originally descended from salt-of-the-earth, potato farming community stock.

Google search The Hamptons in Christchurch and you will come across a few parallel

observations. A husband and wife team with a passion for Canterbury homes, villages and

hamlets, dedicated to helping sometimes affluent and always salt-of-the-earth families in their

quest to find community-oriented dwelling places.

But let’s cut the sales flannel because that’s definitely not how Kathryn and Peter roll. On the

contrary, if you’re looking for sound, well-researched property advice, without the hype then

look no further. My family and I relocated here from Australia with no prior knowledge of the

various neighbourhoods and an innate fear of buying a property on ground that might be

susceptible to movement. The Hamptons proved to be our salvation… careful, considered and

coherent counsel, always with a smile and delivered with a can-do approach to bespoke house

viewing times and wine-inspired strategy sessions.

The net outcome: we moved into our beautiful new family house in Strowan a few months ago

and what we owe the bank pales in comparison to our debt of gratitude to Pete and Kathryn

for helping us to find our dream home. My mobile number is 027 548 3073 and I would be

more than happy to hear from you if you need any more convincing of why to consider the

Hamptons when thinking of buying or selling a property.

Nigel & Lisa

3/14 Mansfield Ave, Merivale

Homes needed now!

• 3 - 4 bedroom home Tomes or Mays Road location - up to


• 4 bedroom home Strowan, Merivale - up to $1.8 million

• 2 bedroom single level unit, Merivale - up to $456,000

• Uninsured home Strowan, Papanui - up to $1 million

If you can assist with any of these properties please call

Peter or Kathryn in confidence today!

Local body elections are on.

Vote Now!

Postal voting closes noon Saturday

12th October.

Make a difference and vote this Year! Last

local body election only approximately

38% of rate payers voted.

Peter and Kathryn Hampton

M: 021 367 761 M: 021 889 903 T: 03 377 0377 F: 03 379 1714

E: E:

74 Edgeware Road, Edgeware Village, Christchurch

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Love the life you choose

Summerset on Cavendish

Open Weekend

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 September, 10am - 3pm

147 Cavendish Road,




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Love the life

you choose

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

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

you’ll feel completely at home.

At Summerset we put you at the heart of everything

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

you choose.

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

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

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

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

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

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

be any unexpected surprises.

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

happening to keep our Summerset community involved and

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

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

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

mind to continue living life to its fullest.

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

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

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

to find out more about our village life.

Summerset on Cavendish

Open Weekend

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 September, 10am - 3pm

Visit for more information.

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Tuesday September 24 2019 31

Love the Summerset life

Love the Choice

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

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

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

accessibility as a priority.

Love the Community

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

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

you’ll feel completely at home.

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

a thriving Summerset community, including easy access to village

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

need it.

Love the Confidence

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

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

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

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

to leave the village.

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

to a range of community facilities, including;

To find out more about Summerset on Cavendish,

call 0800 SUMMER (786 637) or visit

Divine Café

Exercise room

Communal vegetable


Residents’ bar

All-weather bowling green

Residents’ workshop

Hair and beauty

Swimming pool and/or

spa pool

Regular visits from

health practitioners


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Discover Summerset

on Cavendish

Brand new homes available now!

Summerset on Cavendish is nestled in a quiet area of Casebrook, with many

homes built along a reserve boundary, enjoying a natural outlook with walking

paths and abundant wildlife.

Our homes are full of modern features, including open plan living, internal access

garage and two toilets. All of our homes are specifically designed for the over 70s,

so you can choose that one that suits you, then make it your own.

Open Weekend

Saturday 28 September

Sunday 29 September

10am - 3pm

Summerset on Cavendish

147 Cavendish Road,


These brand new homes are proving extremely popular, so make sure you come

along to the Open Weekend and view our range of beautiful show homes for

yourself. Or pop in at a time that suits you, we’re open 7 days.

Take bus route 28 straight to our gate!

To find out more about Summerset on Cavendish,

call 0800 SUMMER or visit


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