The Star: September 26, 2019

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Swiggs saga splits voters

Councillors

turn down

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• By Louis Day

CITY COUNCILLORS have

decided not to vote themselves

ratepayer-funded childcare just

weeks out from the local body

elections.

The controversial policy

received a backlash from the

public after The Star revealed

city councillors would determine

themselves whether to adopt the

policy.

It allows subsidies of $6000 a

year per child.

However, councillors agreed

with a city council staff

recommendation the policy

only apply to community board

members.

City councillors are paid

$102,400 a year, compared to

community board members

whose remuneration is between

$9864 and $24,580.

The childcare policy

was set out by the Remuneration

Authority in July. Every local

authority in New Zealand

gets the chance to adopt it or

not.

Yani Johanson, James Gough

and Aaron Keown were the

only city councillors to vote

against community board

members receiving the childcare

reimbursement.

Cr Johanson questioned

the timing of adopting the

policy.

•Turn to page 5

• By Devon Bolger

VOTERS APPEAR split

over whether they will back

under siege city councillor

Deon Swiggs in the local body

elections.

The Star asked people in the

Central Ward yesterday if the

controversy over the 33-year-old

had put them off voting for him.

Of those surveyed, 50 per cent

said they would not vote for him

because of the allegations; 30 per

cent said they would still vote

for him, and 20 per cent were

unsure because the allegations

were still under investigation.

Cr Swiggs became the Central

Ward councillor in 2016 with a

449 vote majority over The People’s

Choice Vicki Tahu-Paton.

Phillipstown resident Sue

Porteous said the allegations

against Cr Swiggs had come as a

surprise, and had impacted her

view of him.

“I just couldn’t believe it.

I know it’s all alleged at the

moment but it just leaves a bad

taste in your mouth,” she said.

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Thursday September 26 2019 The Star

THE EDUCATION Minister is

calling for an investigation after

a university student’s body was

not discovered for close to eight

weeks.

Minister of Education

Chris Hipkins said yesterday

a number of questions have

been raised about the death,

• By Claire Booker

RON HERMANNS lives alone,

has never married and yesterday

celebrated his 108th birthday.

A party was held in his honour

at the Air Force Museum of New

Zealand, with military veterans

and dignitaries from across New

Zealand coming to see the man

of the hour.

Mr Hermanns said he was in

a “state of daze” at his birthday

party, and was surprised more

than 120 people turned up just

for him.

There were people and lights

all around, but I can’t see hardly

at all, and my hearing without

aids is almost nil,” he said.

But in spite of that, he caught

a few words of the speeches and

said his cake was lovely.

Mr Hermanns served as an

aircraft engineer in World War

2, and in his downtime he would

create jewellery out of plastic

materials from broken plane

windscreens.

When he returned from

serving in Vanuatu in 1943,

he collected paua shells and

took them on his next tour to

the Solomon Islands, where he

created more jewellery.

His collection of ‘trench art’ is

on display at the museum.

Mr Hermanns could be the

oldest man in New Zealand,

while Shirley’s Nina Brown, who

celebrated her 108th birthday

last week, is thought to be the

oldest New Zealander.

Nina’s secret to living a long

life is not drinking or smoking

and always eating her greens.

But Mr Hermanns didn’t have

a secret to reaching 108.

which was discovered on

Monday evening. He said he

hopes Canterbury University

will conduct a thorough

investigation.

Police confirmed yesterday

specialist teams were called

in to assist with the formal

identification.

“I can’t say it feels any

different, but it is different from

most people,” he said.

He enjoyed getting “decorated

up” in a shirt and tie for his

birthday but said the day was

quite strenuous.

“I don’t want another one

[birthday] for a while,” Mr

Hermanns said.

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Minister calls for investigation into student’s death

Said Detective Senior

Sergeant Craig Johnson: “Police

continue to make a number of

inquiries around what happened

to assist the coroner, who will

ultimately rule on cause of

death.”

The young man body’s

was not discovered for close

Two 108th birthday parties

The Minister of Defence and

Veterans Ron Mark, Mayor

Lianne Dalziel, the Air Force

chief were in attendance, among

other dignitaries.

Mr Hermanns neighbour

and carer Mike Beard also

spoke at the party and said

Mr Hermanns was firm on his

preference to stay in his own

to eight weeks, it was reported

yesterday.

It was discovered after

students smelled an odour.

He lived at Sonoda Village, a

hall of residence for first-year

students.

Canterbury University

declined to comment.

‘I can’t say it feels any

different, but it is different

from most people’

– Ron Hermanns

CELEBRATIONS: Ron

Hermanns celebrated his

108th birthday yesterday

at the Air Force Museum of

New Zealand, while Nina

Brown marked turning 108

last week.

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“Come what may, he wants to

live in his own home for the rest

of his life,” Mr Beard said.

Mr Hermanns had help

cutting his birthday cake from

the current youngest serving

Air Force member, 18-year-old

Hamish Batchelor.

Mr Batchelor said it was

“pretty special” to stand

alongside a veteran who is 90

years older than him.

“Most people don’t get to do

this in their life,” he said.

NEWS 3

in brief

Person seriously

injured in crash

A person was left with serious

injuries after a crash on Friday

night. Police were called to

the incident about 10.30pm

on Farnborough St, Aranui

after reports a person had

been ejected from a vehicle.

A police spokeswoman said

the circumstances of the crash

are still unclear and police are

continuing to make inquiries.

St John spokesman Gerard

Campbell said one patient was

taken to Christchurch Hospital

with serious injuries.

No show in court after

alleged police chase

A man who allegedly led police

on a pursuit then crashed into a

fence on Tuesday failed to show

up in court yesterday. Patrick

Kitman Chin, 39, was a no show

at the district court when he was

expected to appear by audiovisual

link. The court heard there

were issues getting him out of

his cell. A police spokeswoman

said yesterday a “person of

interest” was seen in a vehicle

on Geraldine St, Edgeware,

about 6.30pm. Police pursued the

vehicle for 1min after it failed to

stop. The vehicle ended up hitting

a fence on Northcote Rd. Chin

was charged with dangerous

driving, failing to stop, possessing

cannabis and escaping custody.

He was remanded in custody to

reappear on October 18.

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this spring, in spite of a bylaw

banning it in public spaces.

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to fine people for breaching the

bylaw, and will aim to educate

and raising awareness about the

issue when people are caught.

A council spokesman said

it has noticed daffodils have

been picked in places, such as

the Daffodil Woodland in the

Botanic Gardens. “We would

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‘Other plans’ stop

Park going east

• By Louis Day

VOTERS IN the eastern suburbs

look like they will not get a

chance to question and hear from

mayoral candidate Darryll Park.

Mr Park was criticised earlier

this month when he pulled out of

a Wainoni Avonside Community

Trust debate with incumbent

Mayor Lianne Dalziel and other

mayoral candidates an hour

before it started.

Organiser Betty Chapman said

it was “a slap in the face.”

Mr Park apologised for the no

show and proposed he meet with

the community yesterday. But it

did not eventuate.

Yesterday Mrs Chapman and

Mr Park’s campaign manager

David Lynch were again at odds

over what had gone wrong.

Mr Lynch said he had

contacted Mrs Chapman about

a new meeting, but she had not

responded.

Mrs Chapman disputed that

yesterday, saying she had called

Mr Lynch back but they were

never able to connect.

Said Mr Lynch: “We have made

it really clear that we have done

our best with Betty. She did not

come back to us and it is certainly

Darryll Park

Betty

Chapman

not a no show, we have tried our

best and it hasn’t worked.”

Mr Lynch said they had now

made other campaign plans.

Mrs Chapman said she “wasn’t

too worried.”

“We wanted him on the

(September) fourth, that is when

he should have come, that is

when he said he was originally

coming,” she said.

During his campaign, Mr Park

has spoken about the need for

action to repair roads and other

infrastructure in the earthquakedamaged

eastern suburbs.

On Sunday, mayoral

candidate John Minto spoke

to residents about issues in the

eastern suburbs at the Aranui

Community Centre.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Assessment under way

•From page 1

Judi Walsh of Linwood said

she was sceptical of the timing

of allegations getting into the

public arena so close to the

election. She would be voting for

Cr Swiggs.

Retired High Court judge

John Matthews, who has been

engaged by the city council, is

doing a preliminary assessment

to decide if a full investigation is

warranted. It will be completed

before the election and could be

as early as next week.

It was revealed on Friday a

youth group made a formal

complaint earlier this month

on behalf of three teenagers,

including a 13-year-old who

alleges Cr Swiggs gave him

unwanted hugs and called him a

“very attractive lad.”

It was then revealed Mayor

Lianne Dalziel had been told in

May, but apart from informing

Ms Richardson had not told

other city councillors.

The Star also canvassed people

across Christchurch to gauge

whether the scandal would

impact on Lianne Dalziel’s bid

for a third term as mayor.

Just over 62 per cent of people

in the Hornby area surveyed said

Ms Dalziel would get their vote.

David Esson said he liked

what Ms Dalziel had achieved

and would vote for her again.

He didn’t think the investigation

into Cr Swiggs would impact on

the mayoral vote.

“It doesn’t have an effect on my

vote at all. I still want her to stay

in a bit longer,” he said.

Twenty-five per cent of people

surveyed would vote for Darryll

Park.

David Shaw said Mr Park’s plan

to slash rates would get his vote.

Just over 12 per cent would

vote for John Minto.

In Merivale, 55 per cent

surveyed are voting for Lianne

Dalziel, 33 per cent for Mr Park

and just over 11 per cent for Mr

Minto. The others were unsure.

Annabel Jacobs doesn’t have

a strong interest in politics, but

Ms Dalziel seemed to be doing a

good job.

But Sandy Mason said it

was time for a change and she

wanted to see what Mr Park

could do for the city.

In Papanui, half of the people

surveyed were giving Ms Dalziel

their vote.

Kathy Matheson of Redwood

said: “Lianne is great and she

hasn’t done anything wrong in

my view.”

Thirty per cent gave Mr Park

the nod and again rates were

a big part of their reasoning.

Twenty per cent were supporting

Mr Minto.

Northwood resident Benjamin

Ashby is voting for Mr Minto

because he would bring change.

In Linwood, 62.5 per cent are

in favour of Ms Dalziel, 25 per

cent Mr Park and 12.5 per cent

Mr Minto, while 50 per cent

of those surveyed in Riccarton

favoured Ms Dalziel, compared

to 25 per cent for both Mr Park

and Mr Minto.

• Election a conversation

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• By Sophie Cornish

A HALFWAY house for serious

criminals in upmarket Merivale

could be operating unlawfully.

The Salisbury St Foundation in

St Albans St is now under investigation

by the city council after

its compliance team received a

complaint about the matter on

Tuesday.

Said a city council spokesman:

“To be lawfully operating at the

sites under the Resource Management

Act, the activities would

either need to be operating

under existing use rights or be

permitted by the Christchurch

District Plan. We don’t have this

information at this stage.”

He said there are no resource

consents recorded for any of the

properties owned by the foundation.

On September 12, The Star

reported the foundation had

expanded and brought more

properties nearby. It is now able

to house 21 criminals, up from

15.

In August, a new consolidated

agreement with the foundation

and the Department of Corrections

approved the increase, as

well as changes which means all

of the foundation’s services are

financially compensated for by

Corrections.

Yesterday, a Corrections

spokesman directed questions on

the issue to the foundation, as it

is the owner of the properties.

It comes as a homeowner in

Merivale says she will lose close

to $200,000 of her property’s

value because she lives next door

to the foundation.

Ali Chapman’s Mansfield Ave

property shares a driveway with

the foundation.

It has purchased several neighbouring

properties next to Mrs

Chapman’s home, which they

now operate out of.

Mrs Chapman said the foundation

verbally told her when

she wanted to sell, it would be

interested in buying it.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

House for criminals could be unlawful

Now, Mrs Chapman says she

has been forced to move out due

to her financial situation.

Earlier this year, she voluntarily

put her Merivale business into

liquidation.

Eighteen months ago, Mrs

Chapman got her threebedroom,

two-bathroom home

valued at $795,000.

However, now she says the

foundation won’t offer any more

than $600,000 for her home.

“I know the market value has

gone down since then, but not by

$200,000.”

Mrs Chapman believes other

CONCERN:

Ali Chapman

looking at the

properties

owned by the

Salisbury St

Foundation.

To the left is

her home,

which she

says has been

devalued due

to the close

proximity

of the

foundation,

which houses

serious

criminals.

PHOTO:

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SLOAN

interested buyers aren’t willing

to pay market value for her home

because of the close location of

the foundation.

“I just want what I am entitled

to and to move on. How did the

council allow this to de-value our

properties?”

“I’m not a ‘not-in-my-backyard’

type because it already is in

my backyard.”

“It’s destroying me and

everything I’ve worked for,” she

said.

The foundation was unable

to respond before deadline

yesterday.

NEWS 5

Timing of

childcare vote

questioned

•From page 1

“Nominations [for council and

community board candidates]

have closed, it is actually not

going to have any impact on the

current number of candidates

standing. I think if we were going

to make this choice as part of this

policy it should have been before

nominations closed,” he said.

Cr Gough also questioned the

timing of the decision.

“I would rather the new council

makes this decision,” he said.

Under the policy, community

board members are only eligible

to an allowance if their child is

under 14, they are the primary

caregiver and the childcare is not

provided by a family member.

City councillor Sara Templeton

urged her fellow councillors to

vote in favour of the policy in

an attempt to get more diversity

around the council table and

younger people with families

involved.

The median age of the population

is 38 but only six per cent are

under 40 when it comes to elected

members and part of that is to do

with the barriers in the way,” she

said.

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

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not councillors.

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NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Local body election a conversation

The revitalisation of the

east has been a major

talking point ahead of

next month’s local body

elections. Louis Day

went into the eastern

suburbs to see who

is wanted as the next

mayor

DISINTERESTED or simply

tired of little been done for people

who live in the east. Mentioning

the word election seems to be a

conversation stopper.

An elderly man on Hampshire

St in Aranui gazes blanky for

a good five seconds after being

asked who he would be voting

for.

He says nothing. Is he confused

or terrified? We will never know.

He then heads off on his on

his walking frame, nervously

glancing backwards to make sure

he wasn’t being followed.

Others on Hampshire St

approached by The Star are in a

similar frame of mind. They have

nothing to say.

But not all in Aranui are muted

by the election word.

Outside the Eastern Pharmacy

on nearby Pages Rd is Gary, last

name? He says it “didn’t matter.”

A self-described anarchist, the

58-year-old said he had voted

only once in his entire life.

ANARCHIST: Gary (surname unknown) has lost faith in the election process.

“Even then it didn’t really

matter because I scribbled abuse

on it to say leave me alone and

give me my doll,” he said.

It seemed as though he had lost

faith in the process.

“Every election is the same,

they always make these promises

and they never happen.”

Further along Pages Rd, is

Deborah

Cameron,

who has lived

in Aranui for

12 years. She

planned to vote

– for Lianne

Dalziel.

There is an

old saying, better the devil you

know than the devil you don’t,”

she said.

But she challenged Ms

Dalziel to do more for the

community.

“We could use some rubbish

bins by the bus stop so I would

stop finding crack and synthetic

packaging at the bus stop all the

time.

“I was sitting at the bus stop

one day and there was a guy

cracking away on his pipe, I told

him to stop and he just sort of

grunted and then proceeded to

fondle himself in front of me,”

she said.

Further

along Pages Rd

James Pryce

was walking

his dog.

He agreed to

talk politics at

his house.

Sitting in

his front garden, he spoke of

the lack of interest in politics in

Aranui.

“It’s 50/50 if people around

here vote,” he said.

In 2016 local body elections,

22 per cent of the 25,700 people

living in the Burwood Ward

voted, while in the Coastal Ward

21 per cent of 24,700 people

living there voted.

The Central Ward received the

lowest voter turnout with only

14 per cent of 24,200 residents

voting.

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Thursday September 26 2019 The Star

stopper in the eastern suburbs

NEWS 7

Further

east in New

Brighton,

Samantha

Fay is walking

along Seaview

Rd with a pitch

fork. She had

just finished

gardening.

“Minto,” she says quickly after

being asked who she would vote

for. “He is most in line with my

political views.”

Ms Fay said there was a mood

for change across New Brighton.

She thought there was a feeling

around the community that it

had been “abandoned” by the city

council and “left to decay.”

“I’m not as grumpy as some

other people are, I’m not sure

if anyone else would have done

more than her [Lianne Dalziel].

I think a lot of people take it

personally because she [Lianne

Dalziel] is from here.”

She was not particularly fond

of Darryll Park, saying he was a

bit too “flash” for her liking.

“He talks a big game but I

don’t think he understands how

council works, I don’t think he

is going to save $100 million

by getting rid of community

barbecues. It is all well and good

to be making promises but you

have to have the evidence to back

that up.”

At a major mayoral debate

earlier this month, Mr Park

said he would need to cut $100

million over three years from

the city council budget in order

to achieve his fundamental

campaign promise of zero rates.

When asked how he would

do this he said he would look

at cutting community funding,

such as neighbourhood

barbecues.

However, Ms Fay thought his

ties to the Crusaders could give

him a chance.

The Christchurch businessman

who co-owns Fat Eddies,

Original Sin and Kong with

Oxford Tce kingpin Max

Bremner is also a member of the

Crusaders’ board.

Leray Ozanne has lived in the

east for six years. Mr Minto will

get her vote.

“He seems to be genuinely

concerned for the environment,

he is always for the environment

and the people,” she said.

Ms Dalziel had “done nothing

for the east” in her six years as

mayor, said Ozanne.

“In six years, I have probably

seen her half a dozen times and

I think there are plenty of things

ANNIE

MOORE: ‘We

need the

wrecking ball

and a revamp.’

that need to be done that have

not been addressed.”

She said Mr Park would be her

second choice.

Annie Moore of New

Brighton said Mr Park was her

first choice.

“To me, he is a businessman

and our area needs to be focused

on good management, we need

a wrecking ball and a revamp.

Lianne Dalziel does not really

care about the area,” she said.

“I think there is a mood for

change. From the people I have

spoken to, they said she [Lianne

Dalziel] has no vested interest.

I think we deserve much better,

I think we have been the most

neglected area in the whole of

Christchurch.”

Christine

Harms of

South New

Brighton

said: “Anyone

would be

better than

Lianne.”

She thought

Mr Minto would be a “great

option.”

However, she didn’t like

Mr Park because “he is too

conservative.”

She was a fan of another

mayoral candidate Adrian

Schönborn.

“Adrian said out with the old

and in with the new. He is sick

of all these promises and the

stuff I have heard him say

sounded reasonable.”

Phillip

Cossar of

Parklands

was enjoying

a cycle ride in

New Brighton

when pulled

aside for his

thoughts going

into the election.

He wasn’t sure who he would

vote for but it would not be for

Ms Dalziel.

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8

NEWS

Roads still an issue

•From page 7

The council under her

[Lianne Dalziel’s] leadership has

not done enough for the east.

There are too many unrepaired

roads while at the same time

they are building million-dollar

archways on the other side of

town,” he said.

Jono Jones

of New

Brighton said

he was “pretty

keen to vote

for anyone

who would fix

the roads.”

Marek

Christensen

who works in New Brighton

and lives in Linwood said he did

not plan to vote for any of the

mayoral candidates.

“None of the mayoral

candidates do it for me. I would

like to see Lianne Dalziel gone

but no-one is going to come

close.”

Andy Tzoumais is backing Ms

Dalziel.

“I’m thinking I will probably

vote for Lianne Dalziel again. I

think she has done pretty well

for the east,” he said.

Craig Ennis, was loading pine

cones into his car, when The Star

approached.

He thought Ms Dalziel had

done “a fair job” and he said

he was glad to see Mr Minto

running again.

But he wasn’t a fan of Mr Park

and said he would not be voting

for him.

“Anyone can charge $11 for

a beer and think they are a

businessman,” Mr Ennis said

in reference to Mr Park’s part

ownership of Christchurch bars.

•Next week: The west

POTHOLES:

Phillip Cossar

says there

are too many

unrepaired

roads in the

east.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Russley pupils back at school

• By Sophie Cornish

CLASSES HAVE resumed for

Russley School pupils after an

unexpected holiday when a fire tore

through four classrooms.

About 120 year 7 and 8 pupils lost

“virtually everything” when the

fire, caused by an electrical fault,

broke out eight days ago.

Once the fire was extinguished,

safety officials found evidence of asbestos

and the site remained closed.

The school was deemed safe on

Monday.

Yesterday, the school reopened,

housing the majority of the displaced

senior pupils in the hall,

with some of the younger classes

sharing with others.

Said principal Greg Lewis: “It’s

really good to be back, I’ve seen lots

of happy kids, smiling faces and

general energy in the school.”

“At the moment our plan has

been very much around trying to

make it to Friday this week. That

means we did quite a bit of internal

shifting and juggling.”

“We also had to relocate our entire

school administration because

the administration block is not

inhabitable. We’ve had to pare back

some admin services to get us back

up and running, including reconnection

of fibre internet, phones

sorted, power sorted.”

“A part from dealing with the

obvious, there’s been a whole bunch

of not-so-obvious stuff to deal

with,” he said.

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a fire, caused by an electrical fault, tore through four

classrooms eight days ago. PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN


Thursday September 26 2019 The Star

NEWS 9 *

Physio struck off after

intimate massage

A CHRISTCHURCH physiotherapist has

been struck off for asking to massage an

intimate area of a woman referred to him

for vocal problems.

Peter William Chum appeared before

the Health Practitioners Disciplinary

Tribunal on allegations of professional

misconduct.

Although he did not

appear at the hearing,

Chum denied 11

charges of professional

misconduct arising out

of an appointment with

a woman at her home in

2016.

Peter William

• By Louis Day

The complainant had

suffered a traumatic

brain injury in an ac-

Chum

cident and was recovering from surgery.

She had constant fatigue, severe headaches,

partial hearing loss, a weak cough reflex

and had difficulty swallowing, while

changes to her voice and pitch meant she

CANTERBURY University student

magazine Canta has made a significant

step towards gaining editorial

independence.

At a University of Canterbury

Students’ Association meeting, Canta

editor Samantha Mythen presented a

petition from students with more than

700 signatures calling for editorial

was not able to sing. Chum came to her

home in May 2016. After treating her

throat and neck muscles, Chum offered

to massage her lower back, saying muscle

tension there could be adding to her vocal

problems. He then proceeded to massage

her lower back and on to the top of her

buttocks before asking her to roll over. He

then started massaging the outer and then

middle of her thighs, which she “just felt

weird about it.”

After telling him she was uncomfortable,

the treatment stopped abruptly. Four days

later, Chum emailed her with an apology.

After a complaint was laid with the

Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand,

Chum was banned from treating female

patients. But he breached the conditions,

going on to treat at least 14 women, and

he was fined $2000 and ordered costs of

$25,000. The tribunal upheld the charges

against him and cancelled his registration as

a physiotherapist. Chum was also ordered to

pay $40,000 in costs.

UC magazine closer to independence

independence. This led to the UCSA

executive moving a motion to “instruct

management to prepare a paper

incorporating student feedback for Canta

to become editorially independent and to

report back to the executive by the next

committee meeting.”

The move comes after Ms Mythen spoke

out against the UCSA’s pre-publication

vetting, which was leading to some articles

being pulled before they go to print.

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The Star Thursday September 26 2019

10

NEWS

Police warn about

two new scams

in Canterbury

• By Sophie Cornish

TWO NEW scams targeting

Canterbury residents involve a

bank and a fraudulent online

electronics store.

Westpac and police have

warned people to not engage with

the scammers.

It comes as police made 13

arrests in the North Island

yesterday, over a sophisticated

nationwide phone scam.

The alleged scammers were

convincing their victims to hand

over money by claiming to be

Spark and/or the police

Detective Sergeant Kevin

Blackman said the total gained

from the scams was about $2.5

million.

Some people had lost tens of

thousands of dollars and one

person lost $250,000.

The 12 men and one woman,

aged between 21 and 33, are

facing money laundering charges.

Westpac warned its customers

last week about a ‘robocalling’

scam, in which the scammers say

they are from the bank’s “card

fraud team” and ask the person to

download a piece of software.

A Westpac spokesman said it

received regular reports from

both staff and customers about

the scam.

Police also warned people

about another scam in

Canterbury, where an ‘employee’

of a fake online electronics store

posts ads online to recruit casual

employees to sell mobile phones.

They are offered a commission

on sales. The ‘employees’ are sent

links for mobile phones to their

email address to post on Buy,

Sell, Trade, Exchange pages on

Facebook,” police said.

“When a consumer contacts

the ‘employee’, they pass the

scammer’s bank details and

the customer completes the

purchase. Several days later, not

surprisingly, the phone doesn’t

arrive for the customer and the

commission doesn’t arrive for the

‘employee’.

The ‘employee’, even though

they haven’t done anything

wrong, appears to be part of the

scam.”

Police are reiterating “if it looks

too good to be true, it is.”

“Be very, very wary of online

advertisers promising easy ways

to make money or products

that are cheaper than retail.

Someone’s going make money but

it won’t be you,” police said.

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is being put towards bidding for the 2021 Women’s World Cup? Email your views to

louis.day@starmedia.kiwi

World Cup bid cost a secret

RATEPAYERS ARE being kept

in the dark over how much they

may fork out to help stage the

2021 Women’s Cricket World

Cup.

The city council’s tourism

economic development arm,

ChristchurchNZ, is in talks

with the International Cricket

Council over how much it will

help fund matches at the Hagley

Oval.

Said ChristchurchNZ general

manager of destination and

attraction Loren Heaphy:

“We are currently in the

confidential bid stages for this

event. Therefore we are not

in a position to advise what

ChristchurchNZ or other

partners have contributed to this

bid, as it may impact the success

of our bid.”

But Taxpayers Union

spokesman Louis Houlbrooke

said ratepayers deserve to know

the cost of the bid.

The price tag for this bid

should be made public at every

step of the way. If this means

the council scales back its

financial commitment, and the

bid fails as a result, then so be

it,” he said.

“When different authorities

bid against each other, in secret,

with other people’s money, that’s

a recipe for cost blowouts.

“Bureaucrats tend to

place special importance on

international marketing and

a sense of prestige, and this is

easily exploited.

Meanwhile, ratepayers have

an expectation that their rates

will be used for quality services

before the “nice-to-haves”.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel said

yesterday she had been advised

ChristchurchNZ would release

the investment should the bid

secure matches.

However, she thought

disclosing the details during

the confidential stages of

bidding process would put

Christchurch’s bid at risk.

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Christchurch’s third climate strike, and this time, it’s going

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teachers and children because the climate crisis is everyone’s issue.

Join us in a peaceful rally to protest against government inaction to

combat the effects of climate change nationally and internationally.

We will start in the square and will then march around town,

returning back to the square to hear from talented performers and

speakers. This event is free.

Cathedral Square, central city

Sunday, 6-7.45pm

Spring Festival

The Christchurch City Salvation Army presents a variety

concert from the band and songsters (choir) and soloists. Everyone

is welcome, just give a gold coin donation towards the Just Brass

programme. Enjoy the light and bright music to celebrate spring

at the new centre.

The Salvation Army, 853, Colombo St, central city

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food fair is there to bring

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Thursday September 26 2019 The Star

NEWS 15

Healthy water and the next generation

One of the few

remaining water

education programmes

in the country is

focusing on teaching

the next generation

about the importance

of our aquatic

ecosystems and

waterways. Sophie

Cornish finds out more

DONNED IN oversized waders

and armed with nets and

enthusiasm, a group of students

stormed off the shingle bank and

splashed into Selwyn River.

The aquatic insects below the

surface stood little chance.

After disturbing their habitat

only slightly by swishing around

in their gumboots, the group of

year 9s scooped up water and

debris from below the surface.

It wasn’t until they got out of

the river and tipped their buckets

into a specimen tray that they

found all the live macro-invertebrates

including worms, larvae

and nymphs, they had collected.

Having an aquatic life present

is a good sign of the river’s water

condition, chairman of the Waterwatch

Education Trust, Kelvin

Nicolle said.

The group then inspected and

identified each insect before

returning it to the river.

The class visit on Monday was

one of three from Rolleston College,

who along with hundreds of

other students, have determined

the ‘health’ of their local waterways,

as part of the Trust’s environmental

outreach programme.

KEEN:

Students

Roman

Keno and

Mitchell

Nunan

collect

samples.

PHOTOS:

GEOFF

SLOAN

A growing focus nationally

on the controversial state of our

water meant the students were

already clued up on current issues,

including increasing nitrate

concentration levels.

High nitrate levels pose a

health risk, ECan chief scientist

Tim Davie said, which includes

blue baby syndrome, which affects

newborns, and a potential

for an increase of colorectal

cancer.

Year 9 student, Isabella McConaghty

believes all young people

should learn about the importance

of having clean water.

There could be lots of kids our

age or even younger coming up

with ideas to fix it. So I think it’s

important.

The biggest concern is that we

won’t have any more sources of

fresh water. We’ll have to put

it through machines and cause

more chemicals to get in the

water,” she said.

Her classmate, Tyler

McLaughlan, is also concerned

about the future of our water and

the increasing pollutants getting

in it.

“Our drinking water is my

main concern. Water helps us,

animals, pretty much everything,

survive,” he said.

‘Water helps us, animals,

petty much everything

survive.’

– Tyler McLaughlan

Each year, thousands of science,

biology and geography

students ranging from year 7 to

year 13 learn about various water

environments through the programme,

along with community

groups, university students and

teachers studying agriculture,

horticulture and agribusiness.

The class begins with the

students being split into groups,

with one person collecting a sample

of water from the river.

Next, several experiments take

place using a variety of scientific

equipment to determine the

chemical make-up of the water,

including temperature, oxygen,

nitrate and phosphate levels.

Physical parameters of the water’s

profile such as streamflow,

turbidity, temperature and GPS

location data is also collected.

After this, the fun part begins,

with the students suiting up in

waders and trudging into the

river to collect their samples of

the aquatic insects.

The trust’s educators travel

across the region, with schools

examining their local streams,

rivers, ponds and lakes.

The programme was established

more than 20 years ago

and up until April 2017, was run

by Lincoln University.

Now a charitable trust, it is

funded mainly by grants from

the Rata Foundation and is

delivered free of charge, in spite

of receiving only about $25,000

funding annually.

Trust treasurer and educator,

Erroll Wood, said the educators

are mainly retirees who volunteer

their time, driven by their passion

for water education.

Up until recently, the programme

was one of several

nationwide, but most have now

ceased, in spite of the growing

focus on water issues.

“It’s important to educate the

next generation about current

and future challenges to our

water quality and availability.

We want students to be learning

about the environment, in the

environment; not as spectators

but as active participants,” Mr

Nicolle said.

Figures on nitrate concentrations

in the Selwyn district’s

EDUCATION: Chairman of Waterwatch

Education Trust Kelvin Nicolle hands

a sample to Rolleston College student

Brenda Pretorrus. (Above) – Ben Bowen

analysing samples.

water is continuing to increase, in

spite of limits being put in place

to try to reduce the issue.

Chemical testing results show

the nitrate levels have increased

more than half of the tested water

schemes over the last two years.

Dunsandel, Rolleston, Kirwee,

Lincoln, Darfield, Southbridge,

Sheffield, Glentunnel, West

Melton, Springston and

Springfield water sources all have

increased concentrations, some

of which are more than twice the

2017 levels.

An Environment Canterbury

spokesman said the increases

have come from the intensification

of farming.

The 1990s is the latest phase

of intensification, but concentrations

were already increasing

earlier than that, as fertiliser

application and stocking rates

increased. By the 1970s, nitrate

concentrations were well above

natural levels.

The increases have been

greatest in areas where

the groundwater comes

predominantly from rainfall

that percolates through soil. This

includes the Selwyn-Waihora

zone. The rainwater leaches

nitrate from the soil and carries

it from the land surface into

groundwater,” said the ECan

spokesman.

– Additional reporting, Devon

Bolger


The Star Thursday September 26 2019

16

NEWS

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Quarry won’t need new consent

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

FULTON HOGAN will

not have to apply for a new

resource consent to quarry near

Templeton – in spite of the raft of

changes made to its application.

The three-person hearings

panel, chaired by Rob van

Voorhuysen, has decided the

changes made to the company’s

original

application do not

require it to get a

new consent.

Environment

Canterbury

and the district

Simon

council called

for public

submissions

Moore

on whether the application

should be a new process due

to the changes, but these were

required to be authored by legal

counsel.

The councils called for

submissions after Fulton

Hogan made the changes to

its application to open a 170ha

quarry between Dawsons,

Curraghs, Jones and Maddisons

Rd. The changes included:

•Decreasing the total active

open area of the quarry from

40ha to a maximum of 26ha.

•Originally the application

sought to provide for up to 1500

DECISION: The changes made to Fulton Hogan’s

application to quarry in Templeton will not require it to

apply for a new resource consent. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

heavy vehicle movements per

day with an average of 1050

movements per day. But Fulton

Hogan now wishes to amend the

proposal to a daily limit of 800

heavy vehicles.

•Fulton Hogan initially

intended to develop a new

dedicated heavy vehicle access

from Jones Rd and use the

existing access off the road as

a dedicated light vehicle access

to the site. Instead it wants

to provide a “shared” heavy

and light vehicle access point,

meaning there will only be one

access point.

Upset residents wanted to

have a say on the changes.

But only the submitters who

chose to speak at the upcoming

hearing in November will get

the opportunity to have a second

say on Fulton Hogan’s amended

application.

Quarry opponent Simon

Moore was not “too worried

about” the hearings panel’s

decision to not require a new

consent from Fulton Hogan.

“We have got the opportunity

to be notified and have all the

submissions which we may not

get if they redo it,” he said.

His biggest concern is

not giving submitters the

opportunity to amend their

written submissions to reflect

the changes Fulton Hogan has

made.

Temple’s battle may be over

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

A BUDDHIST temple’s fight to

halt the planned Fulton Hogan

quarry may be stopped in its

tracks.

About 135 submissions have

been made by the temple’s

Samadhi Buddhist Trust and

its associated members over the

proposed quarry. But because

the temple has no resource

consent, the Selwyn District

Council says it has received legal

advice that any possible adverse

effects on the temple from the

quarry are to be disregarded.

The planned site for the

quarry is directly opposite the

temple on Maddisons Rd.

The district council has only

recently learned the temple

does not have resource consent

for the spiritual and associated

activities it undertakes on the

site. As a result, the temple

only applied for its resource

A lawyer for Fulton Hogan has

since said the company would

not be opposed to submitters

who did not want to initially be

heard at the hearing to now be

heard.

The only submission made on

treating the resource consent

CONSENT NEEDED: The

Samadhi Buddhist Trust

temple on Maddisons Rd

near Templeton. ​

consent on September 5, and it is

currently being processed by the

district council.

The temple is on land deemed

“inner rural zone” under the

Selwyn District Plan. The

district council’s advice to

disregard the impact the quarry

may have on the temple was

in the independently prepared

Section 42A reports.

as a new process was from legal

counsel on behalf of Fulton

Hogan.

It said: “The proposed change

in sequencing and staging of the

application does not change the

scale or intensity of the proposed

activity.”

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18

NEWS

Vegan food business booming

• By Sophie Cornish

BRITTENY BRYAN and

Nicholas Harlow were rejected by

five banks, almost went bankrupt

and lived in a storage unit for

eight months.

But now it’s all paying off.

The eager entrepreneurs are

pioneers in vegan ready-made

meals, and they are struggling to

keep up with the demand.

Their company Berkano Foods

Ltd is the first of its kind, now

employs six staff, and has meals

in 32 supermarkets nationwide.

They also supply a door-todoor

residential service, using

courier delivery.

Said Mr Harlow: “We’re at our

peak at what we can produce

with our staff, doing everything

by hand, hence why we can’t

produce mass numbers right

now. We can’t go into any more

supermarkets. They want us

to supply them straight into

distribution but we can’t simply

produce enough.”

Ninety per cent of their ingredients

are from New Zealandbased

suppliers.

The couple come from humble

beginnings.

“We put all of our cards on the

table,” Mr Harlow said, when

deciding to go into business with

only their savings and no investors.

“At the start when we first

formed this company, our family,

our friends, everyone, had no

idea and couldn’t comprehend

what we were doing,” he said.

They thought we would go

bankrupt in a couple of months.

But, we pushed on and proved

everyone wrong.”

Five banks declined to give

them loans due to their age and

experience.

“We’re currently working 90 to

100 hour weeks. We haven’t had a

day off this year,” Mr Harlow said.

After waiting seven months to

gain their food licence, the couple

had little money left and decided

to move into the storage unit to

save costs.

They started a PledgeMe page

to crowd-fund the rest of the

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money needed and started operating

in April 2017. From there,

they launched the delivery service,

gauging what the demand

was and what customers liked before

approaching supermarkets.

They launched in-store at St

Martins New World in July. The

entire stock sold out in two days.

Now, they’ve landed their first

investor, which has allowed them

to expand into another location,

where production will take place.

In 2016, Miss Bryan was

halfway through her engineering

degree when she realised “in

her heart” she was destined for

something else.

“I was passing my course, but

I wasn’t happy. Then I met Nick

CHANGING

THE GAME:

Berkano

Foods owners

Britteny Bryan

and Nicholas

Harlow are

hoping to

become the

‘plant-based

version of

Watties’ with

their readymade

vegan

meals. PHOTO:

GEOFF SLOAN

and we became vegan. We saw

a massive gap in the market and

thought, ‘why don’t we do something

about it?’’’

The couple researched the vegan

market in Europe and found

that ready-made vegan meals

were becoming hugely popular

overseas.

Their goal is to become “the

plant-based version of Watties”

with hopes to hit $1 million in

turnover this year and $1 million

in profit by the end of next year.

Some meals include mock

chicken, made from pea protein.

Meals include Thai ‘chicken’

green curry, butter ‘chicken’,

rigatoni bolognese and golden

peanut satay tofu.

Minister snubs

offer of

free meal

• By Sophie Cornish

MINISTER FOR Primary

Industries Damien O’Connor

turned down the offer of a

Berkano Foods vegan meal.

The offer came at a

meeting between Mr O’Connor

and Claire Insley from the

Vegan Society of Aotearoa, New

Zealand in Westport in May.

Mr O’Connor had earlier in the

day been at the West Coast NZ

Dairy Forum.

Ms Insley wanted to discuss

the changing landscape of the

agriculture industry and also

took the opportunity to offer Mr

O’Connor a variety of Berkano

meals.

“He flat out refused to try

them. I thought: ‘Come on mate,

I’m not asking you to do a vegan

challenge, just try one meal’,” said

Ms Insley.

“He seemed quite negative

towards plant-based proteins and

instantly said ‘no they’re not!’

when I suggested that plant-based

proteins were the future, though

he did agree that climate change

was an issue that needed

addressing.”

A spokeswoman for Mr

O’Connor told The Star he was

simply “not hungry” after tucking

into a “very large morning tea

spread” at the dairy forum.

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BEACON: A 16m sculpture is set for the central city.

Sculpture with Tongan meaning

• By Louis Day

CHRISTCHURCH IS set to

become home to a 16m art

sculpture.

Vaka ‘A Hina will be installed

on the East Frame of the central

city.

The sculpture by Tongan

artist Sēmisi Fetokai Potauaine

is made of corten steel and will

be installed on October 3.

The sculpture will become the

first permanent piece of Pasifika

artwork in the city.

It will be lit up day and

night. A spectrum of colours

will be available to customise

the illumination of the sculpture

for special occasions such

as green for St Patrick’s Day

and pink for Breast Cancer

awareness.

Mr Potauaine said he hoped

the sculpture would become a

beacon and meeting point for

people.

“Beautiful things unite people

and I always try to make beautiful

things,” he said.

“With the recent tragedy in

the city, I do hope the presence

of Vaka ‘A Hina, as a way-finder,

offers relief to those who have

been stricken and provides connection

to those who have been

separated.”

SCAPE Public Art is undertaking

the project in partnership

with the city council.

The total budget for the project

is $275,000 with the city council

making a $43,000 contribution

towards the sculpture’s lighting.

Vaka ‘A Hina translates to

‘Vessel of Hina’ in English. Hina

is a Tongan goddess who lives on

the moon above the langi (sky) in

vāvā (outer space) and travels frequently

back and forth to maama

(earth).

Vaka ‘A Hina can be imagined

as the vessel or receptacle she

uses as transportation on these

intergalactic trips.

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GIVEN TIME, even the most

ordinary photo can be an

extraordinary window into a

different world.

This photo, picturing the

intersection of High, Hereford

and Colombo Sts, was a highly

commended entry in Christchurch

City Libraries’ 2008

photo hunt. It was submitted

by Tony Bowie and shows his

mother and grandmother on

their way to shop in High St in

the late 1950s.

During the 1950s, the central

city was the prime destination

for shopping in Christchurch,

and women would don hats and

gloves for their trip into town.

The central city enjoyed this

shopping heyday in the first half

of the 20th-century, coinciding

with the peak of reliance on

public transport – first trams,

then buses. Cathedral Square

was the central hub of the city’s

transport network, which connected

the suburbs to the city

centre.

It was customary for people

to go into town to shop, and to

“take tea” in the tea rooms of

the major department stores

located on both sides of Cathedral

Square.

Beca Christchurch Heritage

Festival 2019 starts on October

7 and this year, as part of the

festival, Christchurch City Libraries

is celebrating 10 years of

the Christchurch photo hunt.

Over the past decade, the

photo hunt has collected

hundreds of great photos like

this one, and Christchurch City

Libraries hopes people will dust

off their collections and unearth

some more treasures.

This year’s competition runs

from October 1 to 31. Your

photos are carefully scanned

and preserved as part of

Christchurch City Libraries’

collection, and loaded onto

the Discovery Wall at Tūranga

(Central Library) so everyone

can enjoy them.

Thursday September 26 2019 The Star

NEWS 19

Dig out your historic photos

OCCASION: This 1950s photo was submitted in the 2008

Christchurch City Libraries’ photo hunt. The competition is

on again.

•Submit your photos at

any of our Christchurch

City Libraries or at my.

christchurchcitylibraries.

com/photo-hunt/

There are many events

happening in the central

city during the Heritage

Festival 2019. Check out

what’s happening at the

Arts Centre, at Tūranga

(Central Library) and look

out for events showcasing

the project to reinstate

Christ Church Cathedral.

Take a sneak

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Opening early 2020

Sunday 6 October 2019

The 30 minute tour will

cover three floors

10am – 3pm

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The Star Thursday September 26 2019

20

OPINION

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Send your views on the Swiggs saga to barry@starmedia.kiwi. Keep emails to 150 words

The coming week

in our history

Fallout over Swiggs saga

September 26, 1907

– New Zealand becomes a

Dominion, after being a colony

since 1840. The change meant

little. New Zealand resisted

accepting the full implications

of independence from the

United Kingdom until 1947.

September 27, 1974

– Prominent economist and

former senior public servant

WillIam Sutch was charged

with espionage under the

Official Secrets Act. The

SIS believed he was passing

information to a Soviet

diplomat. The trial began

on February 17, 1975, and

lasted five days. After seven

hours’ deliberation, the jury

returned a verdict of not guilty.

The case had taken a toll on

Sutch’s health, and he died on

September 28, 1975.

September 28, 1899 –

Premier Richard Seddon gets

aproval from Parliament and

New Zealand enters the Boer

War.

September 29, 1862

The first professional opera

performance in New Zealand

was put on by members of the

English Opera Troupe and

the Royal Princess Theatre

Company in Dunedin.

September 30, 1972

The Christchurch Town

Hall, designed by prominent

architects Warren and

Mahoney, was opened. It cost

about $4 million when fitted

out.

October 1, 1986 –

Goods and Services Tax was

introduced. The tax was a

key part of the economic

reforms of the fourth Labour

government – dubbed

‘Rogernomics’ after Minister of

Finance Roger Douglas.

October 2, 1986 – Dave

Dobbyn’s Slice of Heaven,

written for the movie Footrot

Flats: The Dog’s Tale, hit No 1

and stayed for eight weeks.

WHATEVER WAY you cut it

the Deon Swiggs saga is not a

good look for Lianne Dalziel.

Whether this will have an impact

on her bid for a third term

as mayor remains to be seen.

But revelations Dalziel was

aware of issues surrounding

Swiggs as far back as May, but

didn’t inform councillors, could

not have come at a worse time.

The good people of Christchurch

are currently deciding who

they will vote for at the local

body election. That result will

be known in 24 days – Saturday,

October 12.

Envelopes with voting papers

will be sitting on thousands

upon thousands of kitchen and

lounge tables, waiting to be

ticked and put in the post.

The publicity storm which

has erupted over Swiggs, who is

under investigation for allegedly

sending grossly inappropriate

messages to three young people,

will no doubt be on the

minds of voters, and will be a

factor in how they vote.

The controversy has a similar

ring about it to the one which has

engulfed Prime Minister Jacinda

Ardern over what she knew or

didn’t know about sexual assault

allegations within the Labour

Party.

Ardern’s departure to Japan

and the United States has given

her a breather from the heat

Readers respond to lights

at Hagley Oval and a new

stadium for the city

Philip Beer: I am in

favour of installing lights at

Hagley Oval. It’s a no-brainer

really as we need to have

international cricket games

in Christchurch which attract

visitors to our beautiful city. The

anti-lobby, those that oppose

any progressive decisions that

benefit our city, really don’t have

a rational argument as we have

many precedents of our public

parks being used for ‘pay to

enter’ events, one of the

popular reasons for not

developing our parks for

Deon Swiggs

she was taking over that storm.

Dalziel hasn’t got that luxury.

Dalziel swept into power in

2013 and 2016 with huge majorities.

But there is a feeling out in

voter-land she does not have that

same level of support this time.

It is called voter discontent and

the target, whether it be at Government

level or local body level,

is always the prime minister or

mayor. In Christchurch this is

not surprising. The city is still

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events such as sports matches.

Eloise Scott – We are

totally opposed to the addition of

permanent lights at Hadley Oval.

Had this oval been anywhere else

it would have been another story.

It is totally in the wrong place.

It sickens us to read where the

current regulations determined

From the

editor’s desk

Barry Clarke

Lianne Dalziel

embroiled in earthquake matters,

rates are rising at an average

of five per cent, roads in some

parts of the city remain poor,

there’s been the issue for Dalziel

of her husband Rob Davidson’s

and his connections to Chinese

water bottling company Cloud

Ocean, and why she did not declare

this. The bottling company

factor can not be underestimated

in this election.

The fact the company was

by the law can be overturned

by the Government. Being so

close to the hospital is a disaster.

Taking away so many car

parks for each game affects so

many people. Adding the game

number from 13 to 25 a year just

can’t happen. There are so many

other more convenient places for

this oval to be established.

J Greenep (abridged)

– Now that Lancaster Park

demolition is almost complete

has any thought been given to

rebuilding the stadium there.

The present proposed site could

be used for social housing to give

relief to people presently living in

substandard

given consents by Environment

Canterbury – not the city council

– to take billions of litres of water

from its Belfast site to be sold

overseas will be lost on many

voters.

In April, the city council made

its view on the consents known

when it granted $50,000 to lobby

group Aotearoa Water Action to

help fight its High Court action

against ECan over the granting

of more consents. But that too is

likely be lost on many voters.

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Dalziel and sitting city

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rivals Darryll Park or John

Minto sneak into power? And

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the leak to the media about the

Swiggs matter come from and

was it designed to derail Dalziel’s

campaign? I’m sure there’s a bit

of digging going on in certain

areas to find out.

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Evan Beckwith – The

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Dunedin’s covered stadium, a

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discussion about the venue being

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Miss Saigon brings back war memories

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

IT WAS April 1975 and Vietnam

was in turmoil.

The country’s devastating

war had split Vietnam in half,

inflicting destruction, tragedy

and pain on its people.

With the war coming to an

end and Saigon (now known

as Ho Chi Minh City) on the

verge of collapse, Minh Lengoc,

a tutor at the National Institute

of Agriculture knew he could no

longer stay in the city he called

home.

It is why Dr Lengoc, now 72,

made the risky decision with his

late wife Dung to secretly escape

by air to the island of Guam

with the help of a former United

States GI.

“I made the decision to leave

because it would not have been

very safe for me to stay. We

did not know what they (the

communists) would do to us,”

he said.

Having witnessed first-hand

the devastation of the war, the

opening of the award-winning

musical Miss Saigon this week

will mark a poignant moment

for the Vietnamese Society of

Christchurch spokesman.

As part of the lead-up to the

opening of the musical produced

by Showbiz Christchurch,

Dr Lengoc, who has lived in

Christchurch for 43 years, was

invited to share his story with

the theatre company.

Days before the end of the war,

Dr Lengoc and his wife were

two of 108 South Vietnamese

“adopted” by his wife’s employer,

American John Riordan, of

Citibank Saigon, who organised

the escape for all of his staff and

their relatives.

“He said whoever wants to go

just put their name down and he

organised the exit. Everyone was

to wait until someone knocked

on the door of your house and

you had to leave within a few

minutes. No warning at all,” Dr

Lengoc said.

The day before he was due to

go through with the escape, Dr

Lengoc married his wife at a

wedding registrar so his name

could be added to the list of

relatives seeking to escape the

country.

The couple along with the

other refugees were taken to

a secret location – a house Mr

Riordan was renting – where

they were told to wait to be

BRAVE: Vietnamese Society of Christchurch spokesman Minh Lengoc and his wife Thao

flanked by Miss Saigon performers Marcus Rivera and Tina Bergantinos-Panlilio.

PHOTO: SHOWBIZ CHRISTCHURCH

picked up and taken to Tan Son

Nhut International Airport.

While men between the ages

of 18-45 were drafted to join the

frontline of the South Vietnam

army, Dr Lengoc was exempted

due to the excellent grades he

was achieving while studying

a bachelor degree in animal

science.

Initially, the plan was for the

escapees to flee on a Boeing 727

Mr Riordan had hired from

Hong Kong.

But the pilot who was set to

take the refugees was unable

to obtain permission from the

Vietnamese authorities to land

in Saigon. Dr Lengoc could see

the window of opportunity to

escape was narrowing.

“No one knew how many more

days we would have. Once the

communists took over Saigon,

no planes would be allowed to

leave.”

But Mr Riordan quickly set up

another plan, co-ordinating with

the United States Air Force to

take the refugees to the island of

Guam.

Women and children were

given first priority, while the

men were last to leave.

Knowing the evacuation

would have to be stopped when

the communists took over, the

men had a higher risk of being

trapped in Vietnam. Dr Lengoc

recalls the fear he felt when he

was taken to the airport.

“At the time, the soldiers

understood some people were

leaving the country and were

jealous, we didn’t know how

angry they would be if they

knew we were leaving for the

airport.”

The bus was stopped at least

twice by Vietnam soldiers and

police.

Not knowing what the soldiers

were thinking, Dr Lengoc

contemplated the prospect of

being shot or harmed.

“We all had our head down

so they couldn’t see through the

window. I looked down and John

(Riordan) was saying something

to the soldiers and policeman

and handed over American

dollars and then we were allowed

to leave.”

They were taken to Guam on a

Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

“As soon as the door of the

plane closed I felt so relieved,” he

said.

The refugees stayed at a

naval base in Guam, which was

converted into camp, for 10

days. Due to the United States

immigration laws, the group

was then taken to another army

camp in California.

Dr Lengoc described feeling

very “un-welcomed” and feared

for his safety.

Fortunately before the fall

of Saigon, he was granted a

scholarship in 1970 to study

a post-graduate diploma and

master’s degree in agriculture

and a master’s degree in animal

science at Massey University

in Palmerston North, which he

finished in 1973. During his time

there, Dr Lengoc became friends

with Jim Mann.

Mr Mann became a medical

technologist at Palmerston

North Hospital before he served

in Vietnam with the New

Zealand medical team for a year.

After a call for help, Mr Mann

arranged through the Ministry

of Foreign Affairs and Trade for

Dr Lengoc and his wife to travel

to New Zealand. The couple

stayed with Mr Mann for two

weeks in Palmerston North,

where Dr Lengoc got a job as a

garment presser.

Nine months later, he found

a job teaching at Lincoln

University where he completed

his post-graduate doctoral

degree.

He then went on to work at

biotechnology company, Life

Technologies, for 25 years before

Miss Saigon opens on

Friday and runs until

October 12 at the Isaac

Theatre Royal. To book

tickets go to www.showbiz.

org.nz/miss-saigon

retiring in 2012.

Dr Lengoc remained good

friends with Mr Mann and

visited him every year until he

passed away last month. In 2009

he suffered another great loss

when Mrs Lengoc passed away

following a five-year battle with

bowel cancer. But before she

died, Mrs Lengoc arranged for

her husband to marry one of her

friends, Thao, so he would not be

alone.

The couple were friends with

Thao when while studying at

university. Thao had a boyfriend

at the time, but lost contact with

him following the war and never

married. Before Mrs Lengoc

died, the couple arranged a trip

to Vietnam in 2008 to reunite

with Thao.

It was following the trip, Mrs

Lengoc told her husband: “You

go remarry Thao when I pass

away. Don’t remarry anyone else,

Thao is a good person.”

Dr Lengoc initially declined,

as he was preoccupied with

his wife’s failing health. But

following her death, he travelled

back to Vietnam before

organising for Thao to come to

New Zealand.

“She has been with me

since 2010, we are very happy

together,” Dr Lengoc said.

Dr Lengoc is one of 14 siblings.

Following the war, three of his

brothers who served in the South

Vietnam army were sent to reeducation

camps.

Another sister tried to escape

by boat over the South China

Sea but was never seen again.

His other siblings weren’t in the

army and weren’t harmed.

Having lived the conflict of the

war, what Dr Lengoc appreciates

most about Christchurch is the

friendliness and peacefulness

of the people. When he retired

he established the Vietnamese

Society of Christchurch which

has 363 members.

Dr Lengoc and Thao have been

invited to attend the opening of

Miss Saigon this week.

While he has not seen the

show before, he said what

women endured during the war

is often overlooked and this show

will depict this hardship.

OPENS FRIDAY

A global musical sensation

set in Vietnam during the

‘70s when conflicting

cultures and political

ideologies meet tragically

in one city: Saigon

The

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men Toetoe and Rerehau took a trip on the

Viennese frigate and returned with a gift from

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Re-Animator [1985] An American horror

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Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase, from the

University of Canterbury College of Engineering,

is working on a world-first insulin sensor

technology to enable ‘right now’ measurement

for those managing type 2 diabetes.

The development of insulin measurement

technology will allow doctors and patients to

make better informed decisions on treatment

immediately because insulin can only currently

be measured in the lab.” Professor Chase says.

“What makes Point-of-Care insulin testing

difficult is there is no known chemical reaction to

test for. Unlike glucose, insulin has no polarised

charge, it doesn’t carry voltage or respond to

magnetic fields, radio frequency or microwaves.”

Thus, it is something of a “stealth” molecule in

terms of making it easy to detect, he says.

The fixed volume of the liquid will stick to

the microchip allowing the rest to run off. This

changes the mass and thickness of the MEMS

array elements which in turn lets us ‘see’ that

mass of insulin by the way it changes the

dynamic properties of the MEMS device arrays.

That is the hope anyway with the patent that’s

Professor

geoff Chase

being filed.”

Currently, insulin measurement requires lab

processing of a blood sample, which takes 1-3

days for a result. The process and delay makes

the test only beneficial to initially diagnose type 2

diabetes, not managing continued care.

“When you don’t know insulin levels you have

to guess. Patients tend to run into problems

and will often give up on treatment because the

risk of injecting too much insulin is too high,”

Distinguished Professor Chase says. “With this

sensor, you could know what your insulin level is

and safely dose, reducing that risk.”

Distinguished Professor Chase has 19 years’

experience working with medical practitioners.

His areas of research include diabetes, modelling

of human metabolism and hypoglycaemia. In

2018 he was awarded the MacDiarmid Medal

by Royal Society Te Apārangi for physiological

modelling of human metabolism used for ‘insilico’

testing, which has been used to treat

intensive care patients in New Zealand and

overseas.

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More than 60,000 New

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• Alzheimer’s disease currently

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amount of brain damage has

already occurred. Yet, changes

in the brain occur many years

if not decades before clinical

symptoms show. to have

the biggest possible impact

on people’s lives, we need

accurate early assessment to

identify and follow those at

risk of developing alzheimer’s.

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agEINg ExPO

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On Monday September 30 the annual Expo will

be held at Papanui High School on Langdon’s

Road. The Expo runs between 9am and 2.30pm.

Plan to experience more than 100 exhibits

showcasing service providers and activities.

The Expo has grown since its inception in 2007

opening with 35 services and is now one of New

Zealand’s leading Age Concern public events.

From trades to travel, gardening to gourmet

there is truly something for all and throughout

the day there will also be entertainment and

demonstrations.

Representatives of service organisations will

be there to answer questions and give advice,

including NZ Police, Fire and Emergency NZ,

Canterbury District Health Board, Pegasus

Health, Christchurch City Council, government

departments, community organisations and

many more.

Experts will be on hand regarding hearing

aids, mobility aids, heating and ventilation,

and many other topics of interest to the older

community.

Age Concern Canterbury will available to

explain their services as well as staff from Home

Support Services, Accredited Visiting Service,

Café Groups and Social Outings, and the Elder

Abuse Response Service.

Find out about the Confident Driving courses.

There will be a demonstration of the Steady as

You Go (SAYGo) falls prevention programme

and the opportunity to talk to those staff who

coordinate their volunteer services.

Free tea and coffee all day.

The Expo is strategically placed at the Papanui

High School, only a 5 minute walk from

Northlands Mal and is easy to get to by bus.

Travel for free with a Super Gold card between

the hours of 9-3.

If you are driving, enter the school grounds

from Langdon’s Road as parking will be

available on the grounds (for a gold coin

donation) and wardens will direct you to a

parking space. A shuttle will also operate in the

parking area.

Age Concern Canterbury thanks Papanui

High School for all their support and their

tremendous sponsor support through products,

gifts and vouchers ongoing throughout the day.

Generous discounts are available on equipment

and services.

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You may have heard about the statistics

in relation to New Zealanders and Wills.

Almost 40% of us to do not have a Will in

place. But what actually happens if you don’t

have a Will? In this case, you are said to

have died ‘intestate’ and your estate (which

includes everything you own and all debts

you owe) will be administered under the

Administration Act 1969. The Act sets out a

formula for how your estate is to be divided

between your family. Should you have no

family members surviving you, then your

estate goes to the Crown. Needless to say this

formula may not result in an ideal outcome

for everyone and may not accurately reflect

your wishes in relation to your worldly

possessions.

So if you do not have a Will yet, where do you

start? The first thing to consider is – who you

want to be the executor of your estate. This

is the person who you appoint to carry out

your stated wishes. This leads to the second

consideration – who you want to receive your

estate. You may have specific items which

you wish to leave to specific people. You may

want to make gifts to charities as well as your

family. Receiving advice as to those to whom

you are legally obliged to provide for will

reduce the risk of a challenge after you have

passed away.

Once you have a Will in place, it is a good

idea to keep a copy of it with your important

documents at home. Your lawyer should hold

the original in a secure deeds storage facility.

There is no register in New Zealand for Wills

so you should let your family know who holds

the original. If you have gathered all your

important documents and information in one

place and let someone know where this is, it

can make the stressful time at your death a

little easier for your loved ones.

Even if you have a Will don’t forget that it is

a document that needs to be reviewed from

time to time as your circumstances change.

A good rule of thumb is to review every five

years or if something significant happens in

the meantime. There are certain events which

make it absolutely essential to update your

Will. For example, if you marry or remarry,

your Will is automatically revoked, unless it

was made in contemplation of that marriage.

Likewise, if your relationship comes to an end

or your marriage is dissolved, or if you have

wound up your Family Trust your Will should

be reviewed. Give Phillipa Shaw a call on 352-

2293 to arrange an appointment to discuss

how a new Will would be of benefit to you.


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Detachment from the reality of our normal daily

routines has become more and more difficult,

especially in view of our seemingly unbreakable

connection to modern technology, but at the

same time, separation is so essential for our

mental well-being.

The island mentality of just sit back and allow

things to happen, will not only instigate going

with the flow, but you’ll realise how everything

falls into place in a less stressful manner. Another

amazing thing about living in the flow is that

it’s contagious. You’ll find that your friends and

family will catch on quickly and adopt the same

attitudes.

Flow is defined as being consciously in inner

harmony with whatever you’re doing. The

sense of flow is also connected to the release of

endorphins that can lead to an intense state of

concentration. One symptom of being in the flow

is losing track of time. It feels as if you’re floating

and sinking into the moment. It’s not a state you

can force yourself to experience, but it’s certainly

one that needs to be nurtured.

Some ways to get into the flow:

Be mindful and remain in the moment, whether

in a personal or professional setting.

1. Take a break from technology, such as cell

phones, computers, and TVs.

2. Find something that brings you pleasure and

concentrate on it.

3. Enjoy the journey of your project, work, or

conversation, rather than thinking about the

destination or final product.

4. Refrain from attaching yourself to negative

thoughts.

5. Stay in a situation or with a project until you

feel in your heart that it’s finished.

Bring your experience and

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assist with the organisation

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10 Stray from the subject (7)

11 Midday meal (5)

12 Lacking flavour (9)

17 An opera by Puccini (5)

19 Entreat (7)

21 Unauthorised absence from

school (7)

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By ross KiDDie

When I look back over time I simply can’t

understand why I let two of my favourite cars go to

new owners, I made some very bad decisions.

They were both three-door Escorts, a Mk 1 and

Mk 2 Sport. Today I’m hankering to own an Escort

again, but prices are astronomical and they don’t

often come up for sale.

The Escort of eras gone by represented honesty

and sporty performance, depending on the model.

Over the years it morphed into various shapes and

designs, its concept retained in today’s Focus – the

natural successor to that incredibly successful

nameplate.

The Focus has just been transformed for 2019,

there are four models for New Zealand, three

hatchbacks and a wagon. The latter has a 2-litre

diesel engine, but all the others share a threecylinder

& petrol driveline. There are three levels of

G

specification, a Trend opens the series at $31,990,

ST-Line adds around $5000, while a Titanium

variant CHlists

at $41,990. This evaluation focuses on

the latter (pardon the pun). For interest’s sake, the

Trend wagon is listed at $37,990.

The Titanium is plush, it is very well specced and

a value choice. It is a compact car but it will easily

cater for four, or even five when necessary. Each

occupant gets a respectable amount of head and

leg room, even in the rear. Load space is also on a

par with what you would expect from a mid-size

hatchback, but those interested in more cargo

carrying ability could well be interested in the

entry-level wagon, it would be my choice in the on the evaluation car was mostly listing around

series.

7.6l/100km (37mpg) with tempting 4.6l/100km

Under the bonnet sits the delightful three-cylinder, (61mpg) available instantaneously at 100km/h, the

1.5-litre engine. It must be said that three-potters engine turning over leisurely at 1600rpm.

are different in the way they sound and react, not Like its predecessors, the Focus has quality

that that is a problem, but there are harmonics handling. I’ve long admired the way European

which the occupants can pick up. I’m a big threecylinder

engine fan, they develop strong low steers with precision and accuracy. The Titanium-

Fords tackle tight and twisty terrain, the Focus

down torque, and that is what you want in any spec Focus does sit a little firm on the road and that

engine, and if you add in turbocharged boost then has a lot to do with the low profile tyres (235/40 x

the Focus feels feisty and decisive when asked to 18in), however, the ride isn’t compromised greatly,

perform.

there is compliance within the suspension.

Ford claims a very impressive 134kW (6000rpm) Ford of New Zealand, and the dealerships,

and 240Nm power outputs from the twin-camshaft must still be happy with their position in the

unit. The torque output is delivered low in the marketplace. Ranger is still the number one seller

rev band at 1600rpm with a long, broad stretch nationwide, and the rest of the Ford line-up is

to 4500rpm and that contributes to the feeling ticking over consistently. The Focus is there to

of willingness and urgency. Sure, a standstill to tempt the small-to-mid hatchback (or wagon)

100km/h time of 8.9sec isn’t earth-shattering, but buyer and it is very capable in all conditions. And

the Focus in this form does have punch through

with petrol sitting at around $2.30 a litre, that wee

FOCUS TREND

the mid-range and that’s what is important, it will

engine is a

HATCH

real money-saver.

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easily make a 5sec 80km/h to 120km/h overtaking

Price – ford focus titanium, $41,990

manoeuvre.

Drive is channelled

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through an eight-speed

Dimensions – Length, 4378mm; width,

automatic transmission and it harnesses the

1823mm; height, 1454mm

available power beautifully, the proximity of ratios

Configuration – three-cylinder, frontwheel-drive,

1497cc, 134kW, 240Nm,

means the engine never goes off song and the

correct gear is always selected for each moment.

eight-speed automatic.

The gearing is such that it also makes economic

Performance – 0-100km/h, 8.9sec

use of fuel. Ford claims a 6.1l/100km (46mpg)

combined cycle average. The fuel usage readout

fuel usage – 6.1l/100km

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September is World Alzheimers Month, an international campaign to

raise awareness and challenge the stigma which surrounds dementia.

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. Here in

New Zealand, 4 out of 5 Kiwis are affected by dementia in some way.

Today, around 70,000 New Zealanders are living with dementia, and

this is expected to almost triple by 2050.

With your help, we can make dementia top of mind. There are lots of

ways to get involved. Check out their website with all the possibilities:

www.alzheimers.org.nz

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• Sign the dementia declaration

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SCOTTISH ANCESTRY looms

large in the background of many

New Zealanders.

The Hororata Highland Games

celebrates both Scottish and Kiwi

culture to create a captivating

festival.

The ninth annual Hororata

Highland Games will be held

Saturday, November 9. There is

no other festival quite like it in

New Zealand.

The games has been developed

by a group of passionate

volunteers who have put their

heart and soul into making it the

amazing event it is today,” said

event manager Cindy Driscoll.

The Hororata Highland Games

sees all the traditional Scottish

competitions take place over

one massive day at the Hororata

Domain.

The festival hosts New Zealand’s

biggest one-day Highland

Dancing competition, top

level pipe bands, solo pipers and

drummers, tug of war teams and

of course the strong men and

women competing in the heavy

events. The junior warriors see

primary school-aged children

competing in light versions of

the heavy events while the kilted

mile provides an opportunity for

the fleet-footed to gain a coveted

Hororata Highland Games

trophy.

The competitions are no doubt

the heart of the Games but the

festival surrounding them is what

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Hororata Highland Games celebrate Scottish culture

IN SYNC:

Pipe bands

will provide

a heartpumping

massed

march.

really elevates the Hororata Highland

Games to the next level.

In amongst the stalls, food

vendors and fairground you

expect to find at a festival, there

are some activities and entertainment

which are inimitable to the

games. This includes the have a

go activities – not just tossing a

caber but spinning wool, archery,

smallbore rifle shooting and the

mighty tugging rig.

A new competition for 2019 is

the best dressed lads and lassies

competition.

“We are looking forward with

excitement to see a range of creative

tartan outfits paraded on the

main stage following the welcome

ceremony to be judged by fashion

industry icons. In St Andrew’s

Square over 20 clans gather, connecting

visitors to their Scottish

STRENGTH:

Jacko Gill strains

to the finish line

in the farmers

walk. (Right) –

Chieftain Patrick

Hellier opens last

year’s event.

heritage.

The Society for Creative Anachronism

take people back in time

to discover medieval skills and

knight combat demonstrations.

This year international Celtic

singer/songwriter Steve McDonald

returns to perform at the

Hororata Highland Games, one of

his favourites in the world,” Mrs

Driscoll said.

The welcoming ceremony will

demonstrate the best of Scottish

and Kiwi culture as the chieftain

of the day and clans are piped

into the arena then welcomed on

stage by the local Malvern schools

combined kapa haka group.

The closing ceremony at the

end of the day will see a Highland

Dancing massed fling, just before

the ground-shaking massed

bands march.

Thursday September 26 2019 The Star

The Hororata Highland Games

is a community festival staged

by the Hororata Community

Trust. All funds raised benefit the

community.

“Our community loves

welcoming visitors to the games

and it is a highlight of the year for

many,” Mrs Driscoll said.

•Gates open at 9am,

November 9, Hororata

Domain, the event

concludes with a heartpounding

massed

bands march at 4.30pm.

Competition entries are

open until October 28.

Early bird tickets are on

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38

GARDENING

WHEN IT comes to getting

bang for your buck in the spring,

some flowering plants are head

and shoulders above the others

when it comes to vibrancy and

colour.

Consider magnolias. Deciduous

magnolias have to be near

the top of the list.

All round the place at the

moment they are smothering

themselves in flowers that range

in colour from crisp clean whites

to soft pinks and rich purples

and magentas. These hardy

characters thrive in a wide range

of conditions and recent new

hybrids have been developed for

smaller gardens.

Rhododendrons are starting

to strut their stuff. Christmas

Cheer, the early pink one, is

always a signal that spring has

sprung. However, it is the red

ones that are eye-catching.

Rhodos like a slightly acidic

soil and once planted do not

like their root zone being dug

into. Camellias are certainly

eye-catching at the moment and

while many people shy away

from them when they start

dropping their flowers, the floral

carpet they leave behind under

the plants is attractive.

Daphne takes a bit of beating,

although often by mid spring

their flowers have finished.

White daphne makes a nice

alternative to the powerful pink

variety, whereas the himalayan

variety is ideal for those who

want a taller plant rather than

a low spreading bush Pieris,

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BLOOMING: Rhododendrons are starting to strut their

stuff, it’s a sign spring has sprung.

Lily of the Valley shrub is a

hardy evergreen and a reliable

flowering campaigner that

makes its presence felt very early

each spring.

The long panicles of white,

pink and coral flowers sit up on

top of the plant and hang like

Christmas decorations for a

couple of months.

Get herbs in now

ALL THE promise of spring is

out there in the herb garden.

It’s a good idea to plant herbs

close to the kitchen — the

further away they are, the less

likely you are to pick them,

especially in rainy weather.

Most of the cooking herbs like

a place in the sun, though mint

will grow in a damp shady spot.

If you don’t have much space,

stick to those herbs you know

you’ll use in cooking.

Consider growing them in

pots, or plant herbs in the

flower garden — most are quite

decorative.

Fresh coriander is an

important ingredient in many

Thai and Indian dishes and

now’s the time for planting the

seeds of this annual herb.

Coriander plants are taprooted

and don’t transplant well,

so sow seeds where you want

the plants to grow and thin out

when necessary.

The seeds are slow to

germinate, so don’t give up on

them too soon.

Some varieties of chives

die down in the winter, while

others stay green the whole year

through.

If rust is a problem, cut the

clumps back and wait for fresh

rust-free growth. If that doesn’t

work, it may be best to plant

some new bulbs in a different

FRESH: Curly-leaved parsley

should be planted close to

the kitchen.

spot.

Clumps need to be divided

and replanted every few years

in any case or the chives get

overcrowded and loose their

vigour.

Garlic chives have a stronger

flavour than regular chives and

the flowers are white and starry

rather than pom-pom shaped.

The plants grow more slowly

and the leaves stand up to

cooking a bit better.

Parsley comes in two forms –

the curly-leaved variety and flat

or broad-leaved parsley, often

known as Italian parsley.

The latter is currently more

trendy but at a pinch you can

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Rocket likes the sun

NOTHING QUITE

matches the speed and

ease of salad rocket.

In fact, once you have

it in the garden you often

don’t need to re-plant as

it readily seeds – almost

everywhere.

Rocket is a wonderful

salad green.

The deliciously mustard/

peppery taste adds flavour

and depth to salad dishes,

sandwiches or even as a

pizza topping to give an

interesting combination of

flavour.

Used either on its own

or drizzled with balsamic

and parmesan or blended

with other leafy greens,

it’s a must for any vege

garden.

The most common

variety is common rocket

– Eruca sativa.

A similar tasting and

looking rocket or arugula

is Diplotaxis tenuifolia.

This spicy salad green,

great for cut and come

again leaf harvesting.

Similar in taste to the

cultivated rocket, it is

much slower to bolt and

has deep lobed or indented

dark green leaves.

Rocket will happily grow

all year round in a sunny

spot. Constant moisture

and fertile soil with a

ESSENTIAL: Rocket is a fast grower but don’t let it

dry out or it will go to seed.

good mix of drainage is

essential.

If you let your rocket

dry out it will quickly go to

seed.

• Prepare the soil well by

adding lots of well rotted

manure or compost

• Soil should be well

drained

• Sow seeds direct and

shallowly into the garden

or pots. They are quick to

germinate and establish.

• Plant seedlings out

30cm apart all year round

• Spring, summer and

autumn sowings will

ensure a constant supply of

rocket for the table

• Rocket takes approx

four weeks to grow

• Gently pick leaves of

the plant constantly

• Trim back stems hard

to encourage a fresh new

crop

• If the plants go to seed,

don’t worry. Just leave

them and in a few weeks

you will have new plants

popping up everywhere.

Facing her fear of deer

SO A COUPLE of week’s

ago I theorised that

Vittoria’s experience of

hand-feeding a kangaroo

in Australia would mean

she would no longer be

scared to feed the deer or

other larger animals at

Willowbank.

And I was right. Mostly.

I finally got around to

taking Vittoria back to Willowbank

this week (getting

the most out of that annual

pass) and made sure to grab

some animal food on the

way into test the theory.

Confidence swelled as she

got keen enough to “borrow”

some bird food from

a passerby to throw at a

duck near the entrance. Not

that ducks were scary for

her before, but it’s like she’s

feeding an animal right?

The first obstacle to my

experiment was the fact

that the deer were hiding

in the far corner of their enclosure.

Calling them over

also drew in the second

obstacle – more ducks.

A pair of the brazen

little beggers initially shied

Vittoria away from feeding

the deer as they sniffed

about for a bit of the food

as well. But they gave up

soon enough and thankfully

Vittoria maintained

her composure.

I handed her some food

pellets, encouraged her

towards the fence. She

reached out and didn’t

even shy or flinch as a deer

moved in for a nibble.

As its lips rubbed on her

hand she let out a giggle of

joy and reached for more

food.

Her enthusiasm was limited

to the deer, however.

After a half-hearted attempt

at throwing some food at

a kunekune, the prospect

of feeding a donkey was a

bridge too far.

By the time we got to the

wee sheep (animals she

had managed to feed once

before on a particularly

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& Matt

BRAVE:

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proof that

Vittoria

is now

unafraid

of feeding

deer.

brave day) she was content

to just munch on some

corn snacks and watch me

feed them.

So ended Vittoria’s animal

feeding fun for the day.

Might not have lasted

long, but it was pretty

cool seeing her over the

fear of docile animals. She

also repeatedly shushed a

bolshy rooster so she could

concentrate on lunch, so

she was defintely top of my

cool list for the day.

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FOOD 41

CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS

WITH TOMATOES AND

CAPSICUM

Ingredients

8 chicken drumsticks

1-2 tablespoons oil (olive, grape

seed, avocado, etc.)

Salt, ground black pepper, to

taste

1 large onion, sliced

4-6 garlic cloves, minced or

sliced

2-3 green capsicums

4 cups peeled and crushed fresh

tomatoes or crushed canned

tomatoes

1 tablespoon dry herb seasoning

(a chicken seasoning mix, dry

thyme, parsley, basil, oregano,

etc)

1 tablespoon fresh herbs, such

as parsley, thyme, rosemary,

oregano, basil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 200 deg C

Fahrenheit.

Season the chicken drumsticks

with salt and ground black

pepper. Heat one tablespoon of

oil in a skillet over high heat and

brown the chicken until golden

brown, about 5-8min, then flip

the chicken over and cook until

golden brown on the other side

as well, about 3-5min.

Set the chicken aside. The

chicken will not be cooked

through at this point but will

continue cooking in the oven.

While the chicken is cooking,

prep the tomatoes if you haven’t

done so already.

To peel tomatoes, cut a small,

shallow X on the stem and

bottom of each tomato. Place

all the tomatoes in a large bowl

and pour boiling water over the

tomatoes and let them stand for

about 1min.

Then pour the boiling water

off and place the tomatoes in

a bowl filled with ice water.

Another way to do it is to boil a

large pot of water and drop a few

of the tomatoes into the boiling

water at a time for about 30sec,

scooping out the tomatoes and

placing them into a bowl filled

with ice water. The peel comes

right off.

Cut out the stem from each

tomato. Place the tomatoes into

the food processor or blender

and crush them until the

tomatoes are as smooth or as

chunky as you like.

You can also use crushed

canned tomatoes instead of

fresh tomatoes. Use a little bit

less of the crushed tomatoes

and add some water to dilute

the tomatoes. Their flavor will

be more concentrated, so add a

teaspoon of sugar.

In the same skillet that you

used to cook the chicken, add

more oil if you need to and add

the onion, seasoning with salt to

taste.

Lower the heat to medium and

cook the onions, scraping the

bottom of the skillet to release

all the browned bits from the

chicken for about 5min. Add the

garlic and the cut and seeded

capsicum, seasoning with salt

and ground black pepper to

taste. Cook on medium heat

until the capsicum has softened

as well, 3-5min.

Pour in the crushed tomatoes,

seasoning once again with salt

and ground black pepper, as well

as any dry herbs that you like, a

chicken seasoning mix, thyme,

parsley, basil, oregano, etc.

Bring the tomatoes to a boil,

reduce them to a simmer and

cook for about 5-8min, until the

sauce thickens slightly.

Pour the sauce into a baking

dish. Nestle the browned chicken

drumsticks on top of the sauce.

Bake in the preheated oven for

35-45min.

Garnish with fresh herbs, such

as parsley, thyme, rosemary,

oregano and basil.

PINEAPPLE COCONUT

POTATOES

Ingredients

1 pineapple, cut into chunks

1 cup pineapple juice

2 cups diced peeled washed

nadine potatoes

1 cup sweetened shredded

coconut, divided

1 medium onion, sliced

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the

pineapple, potatoes, 3/4 cup

coconut and onion.

Transfer to a greased

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In a small saucepan, whisk

the brown sugar, flour, salt,

ginger, vinegar, soy sauce and

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Bring to a boil, then cook

and stir for 2min or until

thickened.

Pour over potato mixture and

toss to coat.

Cover and bake at 180 deg C

for 65-70min or until potatoes

are tender.

Sprinkle with remaining

coconut.

Bake, uncovered, for 10min

or until lightly browned.

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Big opportunities lie ahead

for Rams point guard

DEVELOPMENT:

• By Gordon Findlater

IT HAS ALL BEEN happening for Taylor

Britt. A month ago he was contemplating

a long off-season before next year’s New

Zealand NBL.

Now he’s heading to a World Cup and

has joined Australasia’s top basketball

franchise.

Britt had his world flipped upside down

in a matter of hours after a call from the

Perth Wildcats.

The 23-year-old Canterbury Rams point

guard had no commitments over the coming

months until a highlights reel had the

Wildcats chasing his services.

They are the top franchise of the Australian

NBL and have dominated in a

similar fashion to the Crusaders in Super

Rugby. The Wildcats have won four of the

past six ANBL championships and haven’t

missed the playoffs since 1986 – well before

Britt was born.

“It happened really quickly. I didn’t

really have anything lined up and within

hours they had contacted me and booked

my flights,” he said.

Britt was signed after visiting Perth earlier

this month for a week-long trial which

resulted in him becoming a development

player for the upcoming ANBL season.

Britt couldn’t have landed in a better

spot if he wants to develop as a point

guard. He will undoubtedly pick up a

thing or two from Damian Martin – the

league’s defensive player of the year on six

occasions – and Bryce Cotton – the 2018

MVP and 2019 scoring champion.

“Even if I don’t get to step on the court,

I know just being in that environment and

learning from guys like that. I know that

every day I’ll be getting better and if I do

end up getting a chance to play that’s a

great bonus,” said Britt.

Before the ANBL season starts, Britt

will first represent New Zealand at the under-23

3x3 World Cup in China next week.

He will be part of the four-strong national

team coached by Rams assistant Piet

Van Hasselt.

While Britt has played little 3x3 basketball,

he fancies their chances of making a

Taylor Britt has the

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next year, push my case for the Tall

Blacks and prove I’ve gotten better

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said Britt.

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HE MAY have been

experiencing severe jetlag

after just arriving home from

representing Canada in Serbia,

but that didn’t stop Brad Austin

from making it to Canterbury

Bulls training on Tuesday night.

The 28-year-old hooker/half

has never stepped foot in Canada,

but due to his grandmother

being born there, was given

the opportunity to represent

the country at test level during

their tour of Serbia. He helped

Canada to wins over Bosnia and

Herzegovina 78-2 and Serbia

select team 54-6. However, they

lost their last match to Serbia’s

full strength side 8-36 at the

weekend.

Last year Austin made his debut

for Canada when they played

matches against Jamaica and

Chile in Florida as part of an

unsuccessful bid to qualify for

the 2021 Rugby League World

Cup. Austin now has his eye on

helping them to qualify for the

2025 tournament.

For many of the team it was

their first time playing together

in Serbia. However, with two

trainings a day and the average

cost of a beer in Belgrade pubs

the equivalent of around NZ$3

he says the team didn’t have any

issues quickly building chemistry

on and off the field.

Canada are currently ranked

21st in the world, two spots

below Serbia. Austin says the

Serbians play a physical brand

of league and concentrate

on play through the middle.

The matches in Belgrade also

featured something Austin isn’t

used to seeing at home, with

rugby posts erected just in front

of the ground’s permanent football

goals.

Their sport is soccer for sure.

It was a makeshift sort of a field

which is fine, you just make

do with what you have,” said

Austin.

Austin – who plays his club

league for Halswell – then faced

a long trip home to Christchurch

before turning out at Bulls

training as they prepare for a

crucial last round match against

Akarana on Sunday, in spite of

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CANUCK: Brad Austin represented Canada in Serbia on

Saturday. On Tuesday he was back at Canterbury Bulls

training in Christchurch.

severe jet lag.

“That was probably the best

thing for it to be honest,” said

Austin.

The Canterbury Bulls are

unbeaten coming into Sunday’s

final round NZRL premiership

match against Counties Manukau,

but they know the job isn’t

done yet to make next weekend’s

final.

The situation coming into

the Bulls first ever premiership

match at Nga Puna Wai is eerily

similar to last year which saw

local sport

Austin back for Canty Bulls

after international duty with Canada

THE SILVER lining to Hayden

Paddon being unable to

find a full-time World Rally

Championship drive has never

been more prevalent than at

the weekend’s Ashley Forest

Rallysprint.

Paddon didn’t just break a

record which has been a cornerstone

of motorsport in New

Zealand for four decades, he

blew it out of the water. Coming

into the sprint Paddon was seeking

to break Sloan Cox’s record

of 54.96sec. After lowering the

record to 54.14 early on Sunday

Paddon went onto make the

event look like a competition

between boys and men when he

flew around the 1.7km loop in

52.77sec in the final shootout.

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Every follower of motorsport

in New Zealand wants nothing

more than to see Paddon competing

regularly on the world

stage. However, being overlooked

by Hyundai’s WRC team has

given us the opportunity to do

something we’re never likely

to have again – see one of the

world’s best compete regularly in

our own backyard.

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them miss out on a finals appearance.

Last year the Bulls

came into the third and final

round on the back of two wins.

However, a 14-34 loss to Akarana

meant they missed out on a

play-off berth by eight points on

differential.

The Bulls currently lead the

competition as the only unbeaten

team with a plus/minus

points differetial of 50. Meanwhile,

Counties and Akarana

both have one win and one loss

with points differentials of 34

and two respectively. This means

if the Bulls lose they can still

make their first final since 2015

if they lose to Counties by less

than eight points or if Akarana

fail to pile on the points against

Waikato on Saturday.

Austin has stayed up to date

with the Bulls wins over Akarana

and Waikato while he was in

Serbia. While he’s only likely to

be required as injury cover says

he will be ready if called upon.

“I want to remain an option

. . . I’ll be ready if an opportunity

comes and I hope it does,’ he

said.

Bulls coach Andrew Auimatagi

says Austin’s ability to cover

both hooker and half will put

him in the conversation for the

Bulls reserves bench for Sunday

when the side is named later this

week.

“He’s a pretty awesome team

person. He just loves being

part of it all. It’s a pretty big ask

getting off a plane and coming

straight to training, but that’s

the kind of guy he is,” said Bulls

coach Andrew

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event is its appeal to a wider

audience, and essentially being

rallying’s version of twenty 20

cricket, and with the prospect

of Paddon pondering coming

back with an improved engine

package in 2020 for a crack at the

50sec barrier anyone with the

faintest interest in four wheels

should be salivating.

Until Sunday the thought of

anyone going under 50sec at

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Ashley Forest would seem unfathomable,

but with a truck load

of ability and the right package,

who would bet against Paddon

going forward.

In most regards to motorsport

in New Zealand the glory days

on our own soil are gone, but

Paddon is a rarity which breaks

the mould. Much like the 1960s

at Wigram when we had the

chance to see the likes of Jack

Brabham, Stirling Moss, Jim

Clark, Jackie Stewart and Bruce

McLaren, we once again have

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CANTERBURY WILL be out to

regain momentum after hitting a

major speedbump in their Mitre

10 Cup resurgence last week when

they were tipped up by Manawatu

at Orangetherapy Stadium.

On Saturday, they will be

favourites to return to the win

column when they host Counties

Manukau who are coming off

a history making 14-42 loss to

Southland.

With just three rounds remaining

the loss to Manuwatu has all

but ended Canterbury’s hopes of a

home semi-final barring Wellington

dropping two of their three

remaining matches. Canterbury

are currently third – six points

behind Wellington in second and

one clear of Auckland in fourth.

The side is likely to be boosted

with the returns of No 8 Luke

Whitelock and outside back Sam

Gilbert – who both missed the

Manawatu match due to being on

a stand down protocol after taking

head knocks in the previous

match against Auckland. Braydon

Ennor – who was out last week

with a sprained knee – is also a

chance of returning.

Just as many Canterbury supporter’s

eyes will be on Otago’s

Ranfurly Shield defence against

Waikato on Sunday. If Otago can

successfully defend the shield it

will be on the line when Canterbury

travel to Forsyth Bar

Stadium next weekend.

Canterbury’s 23-man squad

to face Counties will be named

tomorrow afternoon.

The match kicks off at 7.35pm

at Orangetherapy Stadium on

Saturday.

Paddon thrilling the spectators on home soil

One-eyed Cantab

Gordon Findlater

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we look set for another year of

one of the world’s elite drivers

competing regularly in our

national championship and

fan-friendly events like Ashley

Forest.

We also look increasingly

likely to see New Zealand return

to the WRC calendar for a oneoff

in 2020.

It doesn’t get much bigger

than having a genuine contender

going for it against the best in

the world on home soil. Don’t

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in brief

McLean, Kobori off to

US with NZ golf team

Canterbury golfers Matt

McLean and Momoka Kobori

have been named in the

New Zealand team for The

Spirit International at the

Whispering Pines Golf Club in

Texas later this year. They will

join Tyler Wood, of Palmerston

North, and Auckland’s

Wenyung Keh in the four

strong team to travel to the

United States. The tournament

consists of an individual men’s

and women’s competition

as well as an overall teams

standing.

Young driver makes

headway in Italy

Teen racer Jacob Douglas

finished the FIA Academy

Trophy Series with a solid

result in Italy over the

weekend. The 14-year-old

finished ninth in the final

round at Lonato. The result saw

him finish 11th overall in the

51-driver series, which

was competed over three

rounds.

Country v Metro to

open cricket season

Canterbury Country will

face Canterbury Metro in the

opening fixture of the rep

cricket season on Saturday. The

match at Mainpower Oval in

Rangiora will include many

players pushing their case for

selection in the Canterbury

squad for their first domestic

season Plunket Shield match

against Northern Districts on

October 21.

Netball festival starts

in Chch on Saturday

Christchurch will host the

International Netball Festival

which starts this weekend. The

tournament will see 25 teams

from New Zealand, Australia

and Malaysia compete across

an open division and three

age group divisions at Hagley

Park from September 28 to

October 1.

Chch United cap off

year with promotion

Christchurch United have

successfully won promotion

to the Mainland Premier

League after defeating FC

Nelson 9-2 on aggregate over

two legs. United met Nelson

– winners of the Nelson Bays

competition – to decide which

team would replace relegated

FC Twenty 11 in next year’s

MPL. A 6-0 win in the second

leg at the weekend brought an

end to an impressive season for

United, which saw them win

the Canterbury Championship

League, McFarlane Cup, and

reach the English Cup final as

well as the quarter-finals of the

Chatham Cup. Coach Danny

Halligan is also a nominee

for coach of the year at the

Mainland Football awards

tomorrow night.

With the Rugby World Cup under way, The Star continues its

Canterbury sporting icon series with a member of the original

1987 World Cup team. Gordon Findlater caught up with

Canterbury legend and six-test All Blacks lock Albert Anderson

Beer-fuelled World Cup antics

ALBERT ANDERSON is the

first to admit he spent more time

drinking Steinlager than on

the field during the All Blacks

successful 1987 Rugby World

Cup campaign.

The lock played just one game

in the tournament – a 74-13

demolition of Fiji at Lancaster

Park. He spent much of the

campaign as a member of the

‘dirty dirties’ – a name coined

for the World Cup squad

members playing no part in the

matches.

“I was a dirty dirty a fair bit of

the time . . . we had to go to the

functions and drink all of the

Steinlager,” he said.

Anderson, now 58 and living

on the family farm where he

grew up in Southbridge, was a

key cog in the Canterbury side

of the 1980s which famously

held the Ranfurly Shield for

24 successive defences from

1982-1985. In total he played 143

times for Canterbury between

1981 and 1990.

He played for Southbridge as

a junior before boarding at St

Andrew’s College where he went

on to make the first XV.

The two years I was in the

first XV we lost to Christ’s College

– that’s my biggest rugby

disappointment,” he said.

The Christ’s College team

which eluded him contained

many players he would go on to

play with at Canterbury and in

the All Blacks, including Jock

Hobbs, Robbie Deans, Bruce

Deans and Joe Leota.

Anderson spent many of his

years in red and black under the

guidance of Alex Wyllie, whose

training sessions he does not

miss.

“He did it his way, which was

fine, we got the results . . . I can’t

say I’d go back and do it all

over again if I knew what was

coming. I’m very glad I had him,

though, that’s for sure.

“We used to play rugby to get

fit for his training runs.”

One of Wyllie’s more intense

sessions involved Anderson and

the team doing multiple laps

around Rugby Park while leapfrogging

– which even managed

to break Leota, a former New

Zealand sprint champion.

“Joe [Leota] fell over on the

ground, he was absolutely

stuffed, he couldn’t move. He

just wasn’t used to it . . . we kept

leapfrogging and Murray Davie

looked across to me and said ‘we

just beat the New Zealand sprint

champion’.”

Anderson was involved in

Canterbury’s famous 23-28

Ranfurly Shield loss to Auckland

at Lancaster Park in 1985.

Anderson scored Canterbury’s

last try in a spirited second half

comeback.

An image of the try went on

to inspire the ‘Albert Anderson

Player of the Year’ shield which

is presented annually to the top

Southbridge player.

LIFESTYLE: Former All Blacks lock Albert Anderson

runs a one-man band on his family cropping farm in

Southbridge.

“It was a good photo in the

paper of Foxy [Grant Fox]

trying to hold me up, so the

Southbridge publican made up

a leather shield with the photo

on it.”

Each year the shield, now

in wooden form, is presented

on ‘Alby Anderson Day’. The

annual event raises money for

different causes in the Southbridge

community and has been

hosted at a number of venues in

the area. It is estimated to have

raised about $500,000 for the local

community over the years.

The day also has a reputation

for unexpected events. Events on

Alby Anderson Day include the

death of Princess Diana, a major

snow event and the Southbridge

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Outside of the 1987 World

Cup, Anderson was involved in

All Blacks tours to Australia and

the United Kingdom. However,

one of his favourites was the

1985 tour to Argentina.

“Steinlager were sponsoring

us then and they put a pallet

of beer on the plane with us

when we left. We drank the

last of it just before we left to

come back, but actually Argentinian

beer is really nice so we

wouldn’t have needed it. I don’t

like the Aussie beers and hate

Pommy beer, but the Argentinians

made some good beer,” said

Anderson.

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few perks in the days of playing

for the national side before

rugby went professional, but

Anderson has no qualms over

the lack of six figure contracts

like those received by players

now.

“We got a £12 sterling a day

player allowance. So when you’re

on tour that was seven days a

week. That was just about a bit

more than what I was earning

here, so that wasn’t bad for a

little country fellow like me. All

the yuppie Aucklanders would

go and spend it on a new pair of

fancy shoes and it’d be gone,”

said Anderson.

His last stint with the All

Blacks included six tour games

in 1988, in which he captained

the side in four. After his final

season with Canterbury in 1989,

Anderson played a handful of

seasons for Southbridge before

dislocating his knee.

The injury paved the way for

his current sporting passion –

cycling.

“If you told me 30 years ago

I’d be wearing lycra and riding

a bike I’d probably smack you,”

he said.

Anderson can be found riding

around the Port Hills most

weekends and has even cycled

in Vietnam, France, Croatia,

Austria and Germany with his

wife Sandy.

His claim to fame with cycling

– which he reinforces that he is

“actually bloody good” at – is

keeping pace with Hamish Bond

and George Bennett during a

downhill section in the Abel

Tasman Cycle Challenge.

PEDAL: Albert Anderson

acting as a great draft for

professional cyclist George

Bennett during the Abel

Tasman Cycle Challenge.

Left – Anderson jostles

with England’s Colin

‘Chalky’ White during the

All Blacks tour of Scotland

and England in 1983.

England won the match at

Twickenham 15-9.


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Tough choices for

the Mazda3 buyer

WHEN I recently evaluated

the entry-level Mazda3

with its 2-litre engine, I

wrote that it was the car for

me.

For one, I particularly

like the hatchback/sedan

concept and, for another, its

affordable price and build

quality makes it a very

tempting proposition.

However, I’ve since

changed my mind, after

driving the next level up in

the series I’ve discovered

that it is even more tempting.

The Mazda3 GTX

shares much the same

specification as the entrylevel

model, but its 2.5-litre

engine is an absolute stunner

and I’d be prepared to

pay extra for it.

To recap, the all-new

Mazda3 lands in six

variations, there are three

hatchbacks and three

sedans, all priced similarly.

There’s a choice of a 2-litre

or 2.5-litre engine in both

body styles, with Limited

variations rounding out the

series at $48,795.

The base model GSX

lands at $36,595, while the

mid-spec model which has

really captured my attention

sits at $40,795.

When I say mid-spec, it

doesn’t miss out on much.

Sure it doesn’t get leather

trim nor electric seat adjustment,

but that suits me

fine. I’ve often written that

some buyers don’t want all

the bells and whistles and

that’s me, I’m very much

drawn to those models

which provide the best

value.

The Mazda3 GTX

benefits from its bigger

engine. It does everything

just so easily and never feels

strained, also fuel usage

isn’t compromised. Mazda

claims 6.6-litre per 100km

(43mpg) combined cycle

average for the 2.5, that’s

opposed to a 6.2l/100km

(45mpg) figure for the

2-litre engine. That being

the case, the difference is

marginal.

During my time with

the GTX it was constantly

sitting around 7.8l/100km

(36mpg), which was much

the same as those I recorded

in the GSX. At 100km/h

the instantaneous readout

sits at 5l/100km (56mpg)

with the engine turning

over at a leisurely1900rpm,

reinforcing my statement

that the engine is largely

under stressed, and that accounts

for the efficiency.

On the subject of figures,

Mazda claims 139kW and

252Nm power outputs for

the 2.5 (2-litre, 114kW

and 200Nm). While the

2-litre punches above its

MAZDA3 GTX HATCHBACK: Effortless power from

2.5-litre engine.

weight, the extra torque of

the 2.5 really shows, the

GTX is also lightweight at

1368kg, so the power-toweight

equation is biased

well towards performance.

The GTX will scamper to

100km/h in 8.8sec, and will

cut out a highway overtake

in 4.9sec (80-120km/h).

• Price – Mazda3 GTX

hatchback, $40,795

• Dimensions –

Length, 4460mm;

width, 1795mm;

height, 1435mm

• Configuration

– Four-cylinder,

front-wheel-drive,

2488cc, 139kW,

252Nm, six-speed

automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 8.8sec

• Fuel usage –

6.6l/100km

Drive is channelled

through a six-speed automatic

transmission, that

is the only gearbox in the

range.

It stands out for its quick,

smooth shifts andratios

which always seem to have

the engine in the right zone

for response to throttle

request.

The GTX doesn’t get

paddle shifters, but they are

pretty much a luxury and

are included on the Limited.

However, if the driver

wants to be involved in the

gearshift process sequential

shifts can be manipulated

from the main gearshift

lever.

I took the evaluation car

inland to Methven, it’s good

to see the gateway to Mt

Hutt vibrant on a Sunday

afternoon. The roads were

a little tricky with frost

still showing on the grass

berms, and water on the

road that looked like it was

Motoring

Ross Kiddie

on the point of freezing

over with ice.

Nevertheless, the Mazda3

travelled the tricky sections

with surety. There is a lot of

rubber on the road (215/45

x 18in), consequently,

there is a lot of feedback

through the steering wheel

and positive turn-in when

corners arrive.

I mentioned in my last

evaluation that the new

Mazda3 has a torsion beam

rear suspension, that’s a

departure from the previous

generation model,

nevertheless, the more I’m

in the new 3 the more I’m

enjoying the chassis and

suspension dynamics.

The rear doesn’t quite

have the freedom of the

past, but it’s not disgraced,

and occupant comfort has

certainly not been jeopardised.

The Mazda3’s handling

qualities are certainly

up to par.

I particularly liked the

way it steers and drives out

of a corner, it is sports-like,

and I guess that’s no surprise

given Mazda’s heritage

with performance vehicles.

For its price the GTX is

well specced. It gets satellite

navigation, idle stop-start,

head-up display and radar

cruise control, the latter

part of a huge safety package

Mazda label I-Activesense

that easily earns it a

five-star Australasian New

Car Assessment Program

rating.

The new Mazda3

hatchback stands out

for one other reason, its

styling is bold and captures

attention. The rear quarter

is almost chunky, but such

is its flow it doesn’t look

awkward.

If its styling is too bold

for some then the sedan

could well be the way into

the range. I’m due to drive

it soon, and I simply can’t

wait.


F

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Guide

Jennian Homes Canterbury

212 Main South Road, Sockburn, Christchurch

P 03 741 1436

E canterbury@jennian.co.nz

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WC

1.9 x 1.2

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ENTRY

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N

ClassiC Builders’ new showhome

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thE

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Clean the curtains or go buy some inexpensive new ones.

Replace door handles, cabinet hardware, make sure closet

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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

Personals

KIWI MALE.

50 years looking for

lady for relationship.

(All ethnicities) Ph 027

4455740

PROF (ret) GENT.

Living in NW of city seeks

a well presented older lady

to be a companian. Ph 027

6594425

Pets & Supplies

CATS UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

Ph 3555-022 or email

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

Real Estate

KARAMEA home with

solid bones, 4 bdrm, big

bthrm, carport . Close to

school, shop, hotels etc.

Freehold. 4 Umere Rd.

$75,000.. Ph 021 259 5215

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.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

PAINTING

• New Homes

• Plastering

• Wallpapering

• Int/Ext

• All aspects of decoration

Small, friendly, local

painting team

Ph: Inline Painting Ltd

Paul 027 254 2499

Trades & Services

• 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.

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

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

PAINTING

OLDER PAINTER

FOR OLDER HOUSES

50 YEARS IN TRADE

“All the skills”

GST FREE

Contact Jimmy Bell

3384432 or 0211221487

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

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

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree and hedge

trimming

Tree removal

Gardening

Landscaping

CALL us 021 405 277

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

BRICK & BLOCK

LAYING

all restoration work

and new work plus

foundations, ph 342 9340

or 021 853 033

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

Trades & Services

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

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 , DECKS &

HOME RENO’S

All types of fencing.

decking & reno’s. Free

quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

1920

FENCING

Quality timber fencing -

gates & repairs, ph Ryan

027 951 8892

GLAZIER

Glass repairs - pet doors

- conservatory roofs. Exp

Tradesman. Call Bill on

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

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

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.


50 The Star Thursday September 26 2019

Trades & Services

•Re Roofing

•Roof Repairs

•Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

Builder

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

concrete & paving

DECORATORS

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 349 9778 or 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

Trades & Services

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

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

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

Trades & Services

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

REMOVALS

Small furniture removals,

have own van, can fit

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc, honest

& reliable, any area

considered, ph Chch 027

517 7001

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Van & Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

022

SPOUTING CLEANING

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

SWIMMING POOLS

Sale of old stock Trade ins.

Covers, rollers, pumps,

chems, scoops. Also new

season specials. Ph 027

242 6555 - 7 days

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

YOU COULD

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

• New homes

• Extensions

• Renovations

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

PLUMBER

Free

QuoTe

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.

• Light Commercial

• Repairs and

Maintenance

Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

ROOF REPAIRS

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

• Driveways

• Earthquake repairs

• New Home Specialists

• Patios & Paths

tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

www.affordableconcrete.co.nz

house and garden

home

cleaning

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

Towing

gardening

services available

throughout

christchurch

your one stop shop for home services

www.anextrapairofhands.co.nz

info@anextrapairofhands.co.nz

0800 535 355

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

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

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

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

tree services

TREE STUMP

GRINDING

TREE REMOVALS

Qualified Arborist

Insured - FREE quotes

Phone Mark 022 085 0300

E info@superiorstumps.co.nz

www.superiorstumps.co.nz


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

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

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

DISCOUNT FOR

SUPER GOLD CARD

HOLDERS!

FREE QUOTES

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

The Star Classifieds

Trades & Services

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

Wanted To Buy

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

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.

Nau Mai

Haere Mai

Te Puna Oranga

(AGM)

Friday 18th

October 2019

10:30am - 11:30am

687 Worcester Street

RSVP 381 8472

info@tepunaoranga.co.nz

Experienced tutors, beginners

welcome & equipment supplied

Open to the public Sunday 29

September from 10:00am -

11:30am at Victoria Lake jetty,

North Hagley Park

Christchurch Fishing &

Casting Club Inc.

Public Notices

HOUSE & GARAGE

Cleanout. I’ll pick up for

free. Ph 022 510 5420.

Recycling Man. Charity

for Chch.

Wanted To Rent

House 2 bdrm neat &

tidy wanted Hillmorton,

Spreydon or St Albans.

Must have gge and OSP.

Ph Ray 0220 920 756

Thursday September 26 2019 The Star 51

Vehicles Wanted

Entertainments

Public Notices

Notice of

Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual

General Meeting of the Canterbury

Cricket Association Incorporated

covering the 142 nd year of cricket

administration in Canterbury will be

held on Wednesday 30th October 2019

at the Umpires Pavilion, Hagley Oval,

Christchurch at 6.30pm.

Crossword Solutions

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle depollution systems

0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz


52 The Star Thursday September 26 2019

PICK IT UP AND DRIVE AWAY

Showcasing thousands of cars for sale and

the best value from Canterbury’s most trusted

motor vehicle dealers every week!

Out every Friday and available free from our pick up locations

across Christchurch, Canterbury and the West Coast.

Don’t miss it – in your local Supermarket, Shopping mall,

Fuel station, local food outlet or one of our other

hundred pick up locations.

Bringing buyers and sellers

together every week

For advertising enquiries

please phone 379 7100


Thursday September 26 2019 The Star 53

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 26 Sept - Wednesday 02 Nov 2019

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo

St: Thursday 7pm - Quiz. Friday 8pm -

Stonehurst Acoustic, free. Saturday 10pm - SI

Latin Championship After Party. Monday 7pm

- Quiz. Tuesday 6pm - Ao Tawhiti. Wednesday

7pm - Traditional Irish Music Session.

CASHMERE CLUB, 50 Colombo St:

Thursday 7pm - Cashmere Ukulele Group.

CASSELS BLUE SMOKE, 3

Gardlands Rd: Thursday 8pm - Mel

Parsons, ticketed. Friday 8pm - Troy Kingi

‘Holy Colony Burning Acres’ Tour, ticketed.

Sunday 6.30pm - James Reid Songbook Tour,

ticketed.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, Victoria

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

Moonlighting; 9.15pm - Acoustic Solution.

Saturday 7pm - Natalie Elms (Valley Bar); 7pm

- Nyree (Main Gaming Room). Sunday 5.30pm

- Stephen James.

CHRISTCHURCH TOWN HALL, 86

Kilmore St: Saturday 7.30pm - Stan Walker

Springboard Tour. Event tickets at Ticketek.

GBC, Garden Buffet Cafe, 110

Marshland Rd: Saturday 5.30pm - Rhonda

Campbell Duo.

HORNBY WMC, 17 Carmen Rd,

Hornby: Sunday 1.30pm - Neville Wilkins &

the Viscounts, $7 entry.

HORNCASTLE ARENA, Jack Hinton

Drive: Event tickets at Ticketek.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, 145

Gloucester St: Friday, Saturday 7.30pm;

Sunday 4pm; Tuesday, Wednesday 7.30pm -

Showbiz Christchurch presents Miss Saigon,

ticketed.

JAZZ AFTER WORK, Ara Music Arts

Auditorium, 130 High St: Friday 6.10pm

- Greg Knowles & Touchwood, $10 entry.

KENSINGTON FUN HOUSE, 185

Manchester St: Friday 8pm - Free Stand

Up Comedy. Saturday 8pm - Stand Up

Showcase, $10 entry. Tuesday 8pm - Free Stand

Up.

MISS SAIGON, Showbiz

Christchurch, Isaac Theatre Royal,

145 Gloucester St: Friday, Saturday

7.30pm; Sunday 4pm; Tuesday, Wednesday

7.30pm - Showbiz Christchurch presents Miss

Saigon, ticketed.

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118

Racecourse Rd, Sockburn: Sunday

6pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

SHOWBIZ CHRISTCHURCH, Isaac

Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St:

Friday, Saturday 7.30pm; Sunday 4pm; Tuesday,

Wednesday 7.30pm - Showbiz Christchurch

presents Miss Saigon, ticketed.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St,

Hornby: Friday 8.30pm - Misfitz. Saturday

8.30pm - Misfitz. Wednesday - Mickey Rat

Karaoke.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84 Riccarton

Rd: Thursday 9.30pm - Karaoke. Friday -

Rocky Road. Saturday - Elle Duo. 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 - Flat City Brotherhood.

Saturday 9.30pm - Awesome Source. Tuesday

7.30pm - Quiz. Wednesday 8pm - Karaoke

with Lance Kiwi.

THE PAPANUI CLUB, 310 Sawyers

Arms Rd: Friday 7.30pm - Ryan Ferris.

Sunday 3pm - Porter Duo.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 43 Hargood St:

Saturday 7.30pm - Jae Bedford.

WUNDERBAR, Lyttelton: Friday 9pm -

Fools Know More with Ministry of Peace,

ticketed. Saturday 7pm - SBlue River Baby NZ

Tour feat. Devon Welch, MC Wizzard, ticketed.

Tuesday 7pm - Open Mic.

CANTERBURY MINERAL AND LAPIDARY CLUB

GEM SHOW 2019

THIS WEEKEND

Saturday 28 Sept 9am-5pm

Sunday 29 Sept 9am-4pm

●Gemstones ●Fossils

●Minerals ●Displays

●Sales

●Fossicking trailer

Adults $3; School Children $1

110 WALTHAM RD

Next to Waltham School

‘Famous for their roasts!’

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

Cooked Breakfasts

Check out our extensive breakfast

menu from Continental to Cooked

We are open from 6.30am

Senior’s SPECIAL

Two courses $22

Soup/Roast or

Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

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

$19

TREAT THE

FAMILY!

Kid’s 2 course

special

School

Holidays

We are family

friendly.

Great Kids menu

plus designated

play area.

$13

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

IN THE BAR

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54 The Star Thursday September 26 2019

This Week at the

Hornby Club

Friday

Sunday

let’s

eat

The Club Café

is open daily for

Lunch & Dinner

Bring the whole family!

Check Out These Club Café Dining Specials!

Midday to 2pm

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CLUBS NEW ZEALAND WARMLY WELCOME MEMBERS,

THEIR GUESTS AND AFFILIATE CLUB MEMBERS.

Eddie and Tony are back with

more ‘Stars in their Eyes’

FOLLOWING the

success of their 2018 Eddie Simon

the last 5 years he has

become a full time

show, NZ Stars in their

Eyes contestants Eddie

Simon and Tony

Wellington return to the

Hornby WMC next

Saturday night with

another live showcase.

entertainer, performing

shows across the country.

His extensive repertoire of

50's to 90's has expanded

to include specialist

tributes to Roy Orbison,

Engelbert Humperdinck

It’s been 11 years since

and the late great Buddy

the two appeared in the

Holly.

rst NZ season of Stars in

In recent times the pair

their Eyes. Eddie

have been performing

Tony Wellington

performed as Leo Sayers

shows across New

and Tony performed as

Roy Orbison.

Canadian born Eddie

Simon has been living in

Christchurch for 13 years.

Prior to this he spent

many years playing in

bands, starred on his own

Music TV Series and

Radio Show, and shared

the stage with music greats such as

John Denver. Eddie continues to

engage in a highly successful music

Zealand.

“In this show we start

with an Eagles Tribute

where Tony sings Glenn

Frey songs and I do Don

Henley songs,” said Eddie.

“We have a short break

and Tony comes on as

Buddy Holly for a set.

Another short break, then

I return as John Fogerty. Towards the

end Tony comes back to join me

onstage for the nale.”

business as a solo artist and music Eddie and Tony present Stars in

producer along with running Acoustic their Eyes at the Hornby WMC on

Wave Recording Studio and Sweet As Saturday 5th October. Tickets are $20

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Thursday September 26 2019 The Star 55

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56 The Star Thursday September 26 2019

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Thursday September 26 2019 The Star 57

Re-elect

Lianne Dalziel

Christchurch Mayor

“I love Christchurch and am confident about

our future.

With my experience and inclusive style of

leadership, we can tackle any challenges that

lie ahead, while seizing every opportunity that

comes our way.

Together, we will build a legacy for

generations to come.”

Remember to Vote

Best for Christchurch

lianne.co.nz


Let’s keep the momen

58 The Star Thursday September 26 2019

I’m proud of Christchurch and it is an enormous privilege to

represent you as Mayor.

Our city is emerging from unprecedented challenges to become

one of the most dynamic in New Zealand.

Much has been accomplished but the job is not yet done.

Disaster brought tragedy but at the same time has created a unique

opportunity to reimagine Christchurch.

We have laid the foundation for a modern, sustainable and resilient

21st Century city – together we can build a legacy for generations

to come.

We need to get the chlorine out of the water and keep it out. We

need to keep investing in the central city and the east, and we also

need to get rates increases down.

We need to keep the momentum going; progress must continue.

I want Christchurch to be known for its fantastic lifestyle, as well as

being the innovation and creativity capital of New Zealand.

I have the experience, I have the commitment and I have the

teambuilding skills to deliver on what I promise.

I’m looking forward to serving Christchurch again and using my

experience to drive this vision across the line – I believe that’s

what’s best for Christchurch.

Lianne

lianne.co.nz

lianne.co.nz

Lianne at Tūranga, the new award-winning central library, one of the city’s great assets


Thursday September 26 2019 The Star 59

ntum going

My immediate priorities:

Water

Investment in our infrastructure will deliver pure water safely to your home.

I will fight Government-imposed mandatory chlorination.

Rates

I will bring rates rises down while ensuring continued infrastructure

investment and balancing council debt and inflation.

Central City

A vibrant city centre is essential. Having secured $300m for Christchurch,

the stadium will be a multi-use facility.

I will continue to back the developers leading the way.

Sustainability

I am committed to reducing our city’s carbon footprint, and helping

communities to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Eastern Alliance

An alliance of contractors will deliver a fully integrated programme of works

across the east, fixing roads, footpaths and pipes, and building stopbanks.

Do it once, do it right.

Best for Christchurch

lianne.co.nz


60 The Star Thursday September 26 2019

Rachael Fonotia and Philip Burdon, Lianne’s nominators for re-election as Christchurch Mayor

“Lianne has been a huge supporter and advocate for Aranui

and the east. She has represented our community for a long

time and has a strong and valued connection with us all”.

Rachael Fonotia

General Manager, Aranui Community Trust

Let’s keep the momentum going . . .

Re-elect Lianne Dalziel Christchurch Mayor

lianne.co.nz

“For the last six years Lianne has provided Christchurch with stable

and enlightened leadership. She has a genuine love for the city and is

uniquely qualified to lead Christchurch for another term”.

Philip Burdon

Former cabinet minister, business leader and lawyer

Authorised by A. Campbell, c/- Lvl 1/394 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch

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