The Star: October 17, 2019

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Circulation 93,000

Thursday, October 17, 2019

• By Sophie Cornish

MATT BROWN was only fiveyears-old

when he first went

inside a prison.

Some of his earliest memories

are of the glass wall between

him and his crying father, who

would tell him he was sorry.

He didn’t know it then but

The Chase

is on in

Christchurch

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A second chance through cutting hair

SKILLS: My Fathers Barber employees (from left) Doug Lockley, David Nioulini Fotu-Moala and Tahere Ngaheu were

employed by owner Matt Brown (right) when they got out of prison. Mr Brown is now teaching barber skills in prison.

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later his eldest brother would

also do a stint behind bars.

Mr Brown’s experience with

the prison system drove him

to his latest venture, a pilot

barber skills programme inside

Christchurch Men’s Prison,

which officially began this

week.

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Hospital

confirms

superbugs

have

reached

city

• By Sophie Cornish

HEALTH authorities have

confirmed a number of powerful

superbugs have reached

Christchurch.

So far one patient in Canterbury

has died, after acquiring a known

superbug from an overseas

hospital.

Superbugs, also known as

multi-drug resistant organisms,

are a serious global issue,

Canterbury District Health Board

clinical director microbiology

doctor Josh Freeman said.

The World Health Organisation

calls the issue a global concern

and a complex problem. It affects

every country and compromises

the ability to treat infectious

diseases.

MDROs, which could be

bacteria, viruses and some

parasites, have the ability to

stop an antimicrobial, such

as antibiotics, antivirals and

antimalarials from working

against it.

This makes the MDROs very

hard, and sometimes impossible,

to treat.

So far this year, four different

strains of MDROs have been

found in patients at Christchurch

Hospital.

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A MAN WHO allegedly tried

to rob a liquor store with a

knife left empty-handed after

meeting his match.

Joshua James Flutey (left), a

chef from Waltham, appeared

in the district court on Tuesday,

charged with demands with

menace to steal in relation to

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Liquor shop worker’s bold words to alleged robber

THE “DARK destroyer” will

visit Christchurch.

The Chase star Shaun Wallace

has been announced as the

main attraction at a Diabetes

Christchurch charity quiz on

November 20.

Wallace will be involved in the

compering and will also compete

in The Shaun Wallace Celebrity

Charity Quiz Show.

He agreed to attend the

Diabetes Christchurch event

for free after

organiser

Lynne Taylor

approached

him at his book

launch earlier

this year in

February.

Six chosen

charities will be

involved in the

quiz and each will be provided

a celebrity who will represent

them. The other celebrities will

include former mayor Sir Bob

Parker and Married at First Sight

couple Brett and Angel.

Mrs Taylor said more

celebrities would be confirmed

next week.

The proceeds made from

the quiz will go to Diabetes

Christchurch and the prize

money to the winning charity.

Wallace is a fan favourite on

ITV quiz game show, The Chase,

which has been on air in the

United Kingdom since 2009. It

screens daily at 5pm on TVNZ 1

in New Zealand.

He also won the BBC show

Mastermind in 2004. His subject

in the final was ‘FA Cup finals

since 1970’.

“It was extraordinary because

the incident on October 3 at

Henry’s Beer, Wine and Spirits

on Moorhouse Ave.

Police allege the 35-year-old

walked into the liquor store

about 8.45pm and wandered

around before carrying a bottle

of whiskey to the counter and

presenting a knife.

But he was met by a bold

staff member, who reportedly

I was the first black person to

apply for the show in its 20-

year history. That’s what really

catapulted me to fame,” he said.

Wallace is currently a member

of three quiz teams.

“I quiz four nights a week.”

He also practices everyday so

you can expect to find him in top

told Flutey to go away in no

uncertain terms.

“This is a robbery,” the

alleged offender said.

The staff member behind

the counter replied “f**k off”

and Flutey left the store, police

said.

He is next due to appear

in the district court on

November 5.

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Patient in ‘serious

condition’ after stabbing

A woman received serious

injuries after a stabbing in St

Martins yesterday. Police were

still “working to locate” the

offender involved late yesterday.

Three houses on Wilsons Rd and

the footpath were taped off and

a police scene guard was on site

after the incident on Gamblins

Rd about 11.30am near the New

World supermarket. St John

spokesman Gerard Campbell

said a patient was taken to

Christchurch Hospital in serious

condition.

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boy found

A missing 14-year-old boy who

police had “concerns’ for is

home safe. Police appealed for

information about the Bishopdale

boy who had been missing since

October 8. He was located safe on

Tuesday.

No closer to finding

Gordon’s toilet thief

Gordon Proctor is no closer to

finding the man who stole his

phone after he fell over in a New

Brighton public toilet in August.

The Star was flooded with offers

of support for Mr Proctor after

our story about the theft. No

arrest has been made over the

incident on August 31. A police

spokeswoman said enquiries are

ongoing and police “weren’t in a

position to elaborate” on whether

CCTV footage outside the toilet

block on Shaw Ave had been

reviewed.

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It may be weeks before a new

date is set for the Christchurch

Hospital Hagley building

open day. A blessing and open

day for staff and public at the

building was planned at the end

of last month. However, it was

postponed when it was found

further checks would be needed

on a small bunch of brackets

supporting panels directly above

the main entrance. A Ministry

of Health spokeswoman said

the issue was still being worked

through.


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NEWS

Patients treated with antibiotics

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These are called ESBL

(extended-spectrum betalactamases)

producing

bacteria, Carbapenemaseproducing

Enterobacteriaceae

(CPE), Carbapenemresistant

Acinetobacter

baumannii (CRAB) and

VIM-producing Pseudomonas

aeruginosa.

However, Dr Freeman says

patients that have confirmed

infections have

been treated with

appropriate antibiotics,

based on the known

“sensitivity patterns” of

the MDROs.

“This means MDRO

infections are treated

with antibiotics that

the organism causing

the infection is not

resistant to,” he said.

One patient has died of

complications relating to a

serious medical condition

that occurred while they were

travelling overseas.

Dr Freeman said the patient

was then transferred back to

Canterbury from an overseas

hospital, where they had

acquired a known MDRO,

which contributed to their death.

Patients with known MDROs,

or those suspected to be a

carrier, are managed with

infection prevention control

measures to prevent further

spread, Dr Freeman said.

Suspected carriers may also

include any patients who have

been hospitalised in known

overseas risk regions, such as

India and South East Asia.

These measures include

isolation precautions, heightened

cleaning and disinfection of

patient environments and

sometimes, medicated body

washes to suppress bacterial

flora on the skin prior to specific

procedures.

Currently,

the Institute of

Environmental Science

and Research conducts

national surveillance of

MDROs, on behalf of

the Ministry of Health.

An ESR spokeswoman

said it is aware there are

Josh Freeman an increasing number

of specific MDROs

identified nationally.

New Zealand published its

Antimicrobial Resistance Action

Plan in August 2017.

Another initiatives such

as education, hand hygiene,

restrictions on prescriptions, and

improving the appropriate use of

antimicrobials are used.

The MOH website states

inappropriate use of antibiotics

contributes to antibiotic

resistance.

This could include

inappropriate prescribing,

people sharing their medicines

and not taking antibiotics as

recommended.

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‘Skills they could use outside prison’

•From page 1

The barber, along with his

wife Sarah, own two popular

barbershops, My Fathers Barbers,

which began more than a decade

ago in a garden shed in Aranui.

The aim of his new programme

is to disrupt the cycle of reoffending

and offer convicted

criminals the chance to gain

employment opportunities as

well as life skills, confidence and

learn new ways to address their

emotions and previous traumas.

“I knew immediately that this

was an opportunity to work

inside with men who are close to

my heart. The sad truth is that

too many of our brothers doing

time inside are victims of abuse

themselves, scarred and severely

traumatised from the childhoods,”

Mr Brown said.

The programme will run

weekly until December with a

long-term goal of implementing

it nationwide.

Approval to run the programme

in youth justice residence,

Te Puna Wai ō Tuhinapo,

FIRST DAY: Matt Brown

outside Christchurch Men’s

Prison on Monday for his

first official day of teaching

prisoners the basics of

being a barber, along with

other useful life skills.

has already been granted and

plans are under way.

The group of 10 men on the

programme have served longterm

sentences and most will

be up for parole within the next

year, Mrs Brown said.

“For them, having opportunities

like this when someone is

coming into their environment

and interacting with them, that

might just give them confidence

and skills they could use outside

prison.”

While the men will not gain

any qualifications from the

course, they will get a basic

overview of cutting hair as well

as other life skills

The couple currently employ

three ex-prisoners.

“Matt is passionate about

giving guys like this a second

chance and teaching them a

trade so they can provide for

themselves and their whanau.”

“One of the biggest obstacles

when reintegrating into society

is finding meaningful work that

they enjoy and that their workplaces

are understanding. If they

enjoy their work, they are less

likely to re-offend and go back

inside.”

One of the men had never had

a proper job before he was hired.

Now, he’s worked for them for

more than 18 months, starting

on an apprentice wage and

working his way up.

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• By Sophie Cornish

VEHICLES performing ‘tribute’

burnouts outside a funeral

home are angering neighbours,

prompting police to be called.

Tyre marks and burnt rubber

could be seen on Wilkinsons

Rd in Harewood

after

a funeral on

Friday at the

Harewood

Memorial

Gardens and

Crematorium.

Police

were called

at about 2pm, following a report

two cars were doing burnouts on

the road, a police spokeswoman

said.

“Police attended and spoke to

witnesses and are making followup

inquiries,” she said.

A number of nearby residents

who spoke with The Star about

the burnout issue, which they say

has happened several times, were

too afraid to be named, in fear of

“retaliation.”

“We hate it, it’s anti-social. It’s

the exact opposite of a tribute.

There are often hundreds of

people out there standing on the

road, sooner or later someone

will get killed.”

“It’s a weird idea, they think

they are doing something nice.

They don’t give a toss about anyone

else,” one man said.

Another woman said if the

burnouts happened anywhere

else in the city, the driver could

be fined for loss of traction.

“It’s unacceptable and not lawabiding,”

she said.

Another neighbour who has

lived near the crematorium site

for 30 years believes “not a lot

can be done” and that often cars

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Anger over ‘tribute’ burnouts

Aaron Keown

ISSUE: Burnout marks left by boy racers near the

Harewood Memorial Gardens and Crematorium.

will do burnouts on the road and

nearby fields at night time, not

just after funerals.

“It happens every couple of

months. What can you do? Once

they were doing burnouts on a

field nearby at night and I turned

my lights on. Then they drove

onto my property and did burnouts

on my lawn.”

They are only going to harm

themselves and probably end up

like their mates,” he said.

Harewood Ward city councillor

Aaron Keown said concerned

residents contacted him on

Friday about the incident. He

also saw the smoke from the

burnouts from his home.

They were upset by the

behaviour which shouldn’t be

happening where a funeral is

taking place.”

“It’s weird that some people

seem to think this is appropriate,”

he said.

Crematorium Society of Canterbury

general manager Barbara

Terry is aware of the issue.

“It’s something that happens

occasionally. I understand the

residents calling police, I have

seen the tyre marks on the road,

it’s not a pleasant sight,” she said.

Mrs Terry said there is little

the society can do to resolve the

issue.

“We have no authority over a

public road. In the past police

have advised us not to intervene.

So I have informed my staff to

stay away and not put themselves

in danger.”

“Grief increases people’s

behaviour and attitudes in different

ways that we aren’t able to

control or influence,” she said.

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register.

NEWS 5

Jail term for

wounding

prison officer

AN INMATE says he stabbed a

prison officer in the face because

the officer had been disrespectful.

Zachary Dean Soper, 24, was

jailed for two years and eight

months yesterday and ordered to

pay reparation for the incident

at Christchurch Men’s Prison on

May 17.

The prison officer was speaking

to another prisoner when Soper

approached him with the perspex,

and stabbed him in the face

twice. There was a struggle, and

Soper lifted both fists in a fighting

stance. When the officer backed

away Soper threw the perspex at

him.

Soper, who has gang connections,

told the authorities he

carried out the assault because

the officer had been disrespectful

towards him.

The officer had a wound near

his left ear requiring two stitches,

and another by his left nostril

which needed three stitches.

Soper appeared in the district

court yesterday on charges of

wounding with intent to injure and

other charges.

Judge Brian Callaghan said

Soper had some remorse, with

particular remorse towards the

prison officer when he said that

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How often do the police open fire?

• By Sophie Cornish

ARMED: The number of times police officers have

discharged their firearms over the past few years has

been revealed.

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ARMED POLICE have become

a regular sight in Christchurch

this year, but figures around how

often their guns are used may

come as a surprise.

Information released to The

Star by police shows since

the start of 2015, there have

been three instances in which

police have fired at a person. It

happened once this year, once

last year and once in 2016.

However, the number of

instances police have fired their

weapons at animals is higher,

occurring 27 times since the start

of 2015.

Police have the power to use

force against animals in certain

circumstances, such as when

an animal is sick or injured or

when its behaviour threatens the

safety of police or members of

the public.

Until March this year, police

recorded firearms-related

incidents involving the public,

such as robberies with a firearm

or unlawful possession of

a firearm. But this did not

necessarily mean the firearm

had been discharged each time –

often they were only presented.

The information was only

recorded when one or more

“tactical options” were used

by police against an individual

who may have presented or

discharged a firearm.

But following the March 15

attack, a new system called Gun

Safe was put in place, which

captures firearms data, including

the number of incidents attended

by police in which guns are

discharged by members of the

public. However, police said it is

not possible to record every gunrelated

incident.

Seven of these recorded

incidents have taken place in

Canterbury since March.

Concerns were raised by

members of the public over the

‘blanket arming’ of police in

February when a directive was

issued that all frontline officers

be armed following a shootout

with an offender in a residential

street in Richmond.

GUNS: Police

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the scene

on Eveleyn

Couzins

Ave in

Richmond

after a

shootout

with an

offender in

February.

Police fired multiple shots on

Eveleyn Couzins Ave after it was

alleged Tolu Ma’anaima, 33, fled

in a vehicle then fired at police.

Ma’anaima allegedly crouched

behind his car, which had hit

road spikes, and opened fire with

a shotgun.

Police returned fire, using

Glock pistols and Bushmaster

rifles, which are usually secured

in their vehicles.

Ma’anaima’s alleged cooffender

was on the run for about

a week after the incident, which

led to the temporary arming of

police.

Ma’anaima will go on trial in

November for the incident.

The directive was issued again

in June after police investigated

a report of nine gunshots being

heard in Avonside.

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• By Anna Leask

THE TWO police officers who

arrested the accused mosque

gunman on March 15 have

been honoured and received

bravery awards at a ceremony in

Wellington.

The pair say they were just

doing their jobs but are proud

they were able to prevent the

possibility of further casualties.

Said the officers: “We know

our families are truly proud of

what we were able to do, and that

has helped tremendously in the

past months.”

“For us,

knowing we

played our part

in possibly

preventing

further

casualties

is really

important.”

Mike Bush

The two

officers were

recognised yesterday for their

efforts at the annual Police

Association Conference being

held this week.

The awards were presented

by Prime Minister Jacinda

Ardern and were closed to

media because the officers both

have interim name suppression,

granted by Justice Cameron

Mander.

It is understood both officers

may be called to give evidence at

the trial for the accused shooter.

The Australian national is

charged with murdering 51

people during the attacks at the

city’s two main mosques.

He is also facing 40 charges

of attempted murder and one

charge laid under the Terrorism

Suppression Act 2002.

The 28-year-old has pleaded

not guilty to all charges and will

go on trial next year.

He was arrested just 18min

after he allegedly started

shooting indiscriminately at the

Al Noor mosque on Deans Ave.

Footage of the arrest went viral

and the two officers who brought

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the accused mass murderer

down were labelled heroes

by the public and their boss

Commissioner Mike Bush.

The two officers – whose ranks

and specific locations they are

based cannot be reported for

legal reasons – attended the

awards yesterday. They were

joined by family members.

The Police Association said

officers A and B were extremely

proud to be recognised,

particularly as they were

nominated by their colleagues.

“We were doing our job and

were part of a huge and focused

operation which resulted in the

arrest of the alleged gunman. In

doing our job we represented all

DANGER: The moment

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police staff around the country

who put themselves in harm’s

way every day. This includes

those who have gone before us

who set the bar high for the rest

of us to meet,” the officers said.

“We have known each other

for many years, including

playing many games of rugby

together, and had total trust in

each other’s abilities, and total

faith that the other would do

their job and continue to go

forward regardless of what we

encountered.”

With a good knowledge of

Christchurch and as experienced

police officers, they had the

foresight to consider potential

escape options. At that stage,

Thursday October 17 2019 The Star

NEWS 7

Brave officers awarded for March 15 arrest

they did not know if there

was more than one offender,

but the officers believed there

was already a good chance the

offender, or offenders, would

have left the mosques.

They were proud of the way

New Zealanders had united

as a nation “that rejects such

abhorrent views and actions that

were behind this atrocity.

“To those families who were

torn apart by this event, through

death or injury, our hearts go out

to you all. As officers our job is to

keep New Zealanders

safe so

when we can’t

do that, it cuts

deep.”

Police

Association

president

Chris Cahill

said all police

staff were incredibly

proud

Chris Cahill

of the courageous actions of their

two colleagues.

“All officers wonder how they

would respond when faced with

a split-second decision to risk

their lives,” Mr Cahill said.

These two officers have

answered that question by

responding with outstanding

bravery, which protected many

others from further harm.”

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300 mourners farewell ‘Meg’

More than 300 people

farewelled Megan Hore

at Westpark Chapel in

Burnside on Monday.

The Star had followed

the 19-year-old’s battle

with cancer and her bid

to visit every Disneyland

around the world.

Reporter Louis Day was

there

A BRIGHT yellow casket sat

at the front of the chapel, with

rubber ducks, a favourite of

Megan’s, scattered throughout

the room.

The chapel was flooded with a

sea of colour following Megan’s

request for people to dress

“brightly and cheerfully” at what

she wanted to be a “FUN”eral.

The ceremony was opened by

Megan’s father, famous blind

organist Richard Hore.

Sniffles could be heard

throughout the crowd as he

played At last I see the Light.

He smiled to himself as his fingers

effortlessly flowed across the

keys, not a note out of place.

The end of the song was

met with a round of applause,

two brown teal ducks had

gathered outside the window

beside Mr Hore as he played,

TRIBUTES: Marilyn and Richard Hore speak of their daughter Megan at the “FUN”eral on Monday.

moving almost in tune with the

music.

Chaplain Hilary Barlow

opened the speeches.

She fought back tears as she

spoke of Megan, someone she

“knew well.”

There is no-one in my life who

has been like Meg.

“To bask in her love is really

amazing,” she said.

She then welcomed Megan’s

mother Marilyn to the floor.

Mrs Hore spoke of the strength

of her daughter throughout her

journey.

“She threw me tissues because

she knew I would need them, she

talked about quality over quantity

of life,” she said.

She talked about her daughter’s

passions in life before saying

farewell.

“She wanted to be remembered

as a fun-loving, book-loving,

Disney-loving person who

loved her friends more than life

itself.”

“Meg, a day is not going to go

by without me thinking about

you, you were a huge part of our

lives and now you are finally

free.”

Mrs Hore’s eulogy was followed

by her husband’s.

His opening line was met with

laughter.

“Even a blind man would tell

you there is a big crowd here

today,” he said.

He shared some of his happiest

memories of his daughter.

“My happiest memories of

leisure with Meg were spent on

the trampoline, arm in arm and

more often than not, I would get

double bounced.”

Mr Hore spoke of the wisdom

beyond her years his daughter

showed in her final weeks.

“I was about to leave her

room before she touched my

soul with a pearl of wisdom,

she said: ‘Dad every breath you

take is a good breath’ isn’t that

beautiful?”

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in emotional ceremony

He then paid tribute to his

“darling Meg.”

“My princess, I will miss your

physical presence more than

words can say, but I know that

you will be here in essence. My

rock-solid conviction is that you

are in a place where mercy raids,

where there is no pain, no anxiety,

no fear of earthquakes.”

Megan’s sister Amy then made

her eulogy via video because she

“would not get to the end of the

eulogy without crying.”

“As Meg would tell you, I’m not

the prettiest crier, I go all red and

there is a bit of snot,” she said.

In the pre-recorded video that

was projected across the front of

the chapel, Amy spoke of the top

four lessons her sister taught her.

The first lesson was kindness.

“Meg taught me how to be kind

and how to love, Meg was kind to

everyone she met.”

The second was loyalty.

“Meg was a Hufflepuff through

and through and loyalty was

part of her brand as much as love

was.”

The third was courage.

“Her courage was endless, yes

she struggled often, whether it

was a teacher who did not believe

in dyslexia or a kid giving her a

hard time because of her medical

history or her medical history

itself, but Meg would walk with a

smile on her face.”

The final lesson was loving

yourself.

TRIBUTES:

Sam Wiffen

and Ginnie

Ferguson

(above right)

described

the service

as “beautiful”

and

“touching.”

They were

two of more

than 300

people who

wore colourful

attire to the

service.

“I felt like I was a burden to my

family because my cancer was

hard and that got in the way of

loving myself. But Meg changed

that once she found out how I felt

about myself, she made a point of

telling me how much she loved

me.”

Megan’s cousin Mike Martin

concluded the eulogies.

He summed up his cousin with

a quote from one of her favourite

Disney movies, Moulan.

The flower that blooms in

adversity is the most rare and

beautiful of all.

“That is our Meg, rare and

beautiful,” he said.

The Christchurch Youth Choir

then sung as a collection of photos

of Megan flashed across the

screen.

Her casket was then carried out

of the chapel and into a hearse

waiting outside.

School friends of Megan

described the service as

“beautiful” and “fitting.”

“She was beautiful and the

service was beautiful so the service

was very fitting,” said Sam

Wiffen.

“She was really caring, she was

probably the sweetest person

ever,” said Anna Wong.

Kelley Phillips described her as

“full of life” and “bubbly.”

“She would always give me

a reason to smile,” said Sarah

Bealing.

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• By Louis Day

NEWS

Councillors

to vote soon

on their pay

THE NEWLY-elected city council

will vote on the size of their own

pay packets before the end of the

year.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel is already

guaranteed an increase before

the vote. She will receive at least

$195,000 – a $1000 rise from the

$194,000 she was paid last term.

But the new councillors will

receive a minimum base salary of

$97,280 – $5120 less than what the

role paid last term.

However, councillors’ salaries

could increase when they decide

on the allocation of a $1,843,200

governance pool. The pool can be

used to increase the base salaries

of councillors and additional pay

may be allocated to roles with

extra responsibilities, such as the

mayor, deputy mayor or chairs

and deputy chairs of committees.

The councillors and mayor will

vote on the allocation of the pool

and make a recommendation

to the Remuneration Authority,

which has the final say on their

salaries.

The entire pool has to be used

on council-related remuneration.

Funds from the governance

pool could also be put towards

the remuneration of community

board members.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Baxendale sets out priorities

NEW BOSS: New city council chief executive Dawn

Baxendale takes in the view from city council building on

53 Hereford St. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Louis Day

MONTHS BEFORE the city

council’s new chief executive

Dawn Baxendale arrived in New

Zealand, she faced a barrage of

backlash from residents over her

$495,000 salary.

However, since her arrival

from the United Kingdom, she

says she has been made to feel

welcome.

“I have to say it [Christchurch]

is like a being in the north of

England, but better, incredibly

welcoming people, without a

doubt people have bent over

backwards,” she said.

Mrs Baxendale, who

previously held the role of

Birmingham City Council chief

executive, was hired as former

Christchurch City Council chief

executive Karleen Edward’s

replacement in July.

Her $80,000 pay rise from Dr

Edward’s salary, alongside her

$30,000 relocation costs from

England, attracted criticism

from the public.

She was not surprised by the

feedback.

“It’s not uncommon this kind

of thing in the public service.”

In her fifth day in her new role,

she said she wants to create a city

people will look at and say “crack

yeah I want to live there.”

Mrs Baxendale cited chlorinefree

water, responding to the

climate emergency and fully

recovering from the earthquakes

as some of her early priorities.

The city council was on track

to provide chlorine-free water by

the end of September. However,

strict new Government rules

after the campylobacter outbreak

in Havelock North left more

than 500 ill stopped this from

happening.

About 70 per cent of the city’s

water supply will continue to be

chlorinated until the end of the

year, when the city council will

send a revised water safety plan

to the Ministry of Health for

review.

“I am fully aware that probably

for residents, this [chlorine-free

water] is the number one issue.

“At the moment, I’m receiving

briefings as to where we are. We

will be reporting to full council

at the end of October and

presenting a position statement

and then we will be working

through the water plan with

Government so it is important

that we present as strong a case

as possible.”

Mrs Baxendale said

responding to the climate

emergency declared by the city

council in May is a core activity

under her leadership.

The city council is aiming

to have net zero greenhouse

emissions across the city –

excluding methane – by 2045.

“I had the same situation in

Birmingham, it’s critical that we

don’t just think about the longterm

dates, I want to understand

exactly what we are doing yearon-year.”

Mrs Baxendale said the

earthquake recovery is another

key issue.

“I started off in regeneration

and economic development, so

actually understanding how you

build relationships between a

community and the people who

build it is actually part of my

DNA, so I’m really keen to see

how we get those voices heard

and get the right decisions made

in a timely fashion.”

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• By Devon Bolger and Georgia

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GEOFF BOOTH has been

unsuccessful in his bid for a spot

on the Canterbury District Health

Board.

But his fight to get better mental

health services in the city is not over

yet.

Mr Booth is now planning to

create a national political party to

advocate for families who have lost

loved ones to suicides.

For nearly two years Mr Booth, of

Greendale, has been battling to seek

answers from health authorities after

losing his 21-year-old son Liam to

suspected suicide in 2017.

He decided to run for the CDHB

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Mr Booth said the political party

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Over the next couple of months,

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financial backing.

Mr Booth said if he can get the

political party “off the ground” he

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at running at the next CDHB elections.

Mr Booth said he felt the reason he

wasn’t elected was due to not having

a large enough profile – compared

to well-known elected members Jo

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“It was a tough ask but it was

worth trying to see whether I could

get in. I am certainly keen to have

another try,” he said.

He said this term the CDHB needs

to get more services and facilities

in place so people can get the wraparound

services they need.

The time for talk is over, they

need to put boots on the ground.”

It was reported in August the

number of suicides in New Zealand

has reached its highest-ever level,

with 685 people dying in the year to

June 30.

The statistics released by Chief

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showed an increase in the number

of young people dying – especially

those aged 15 to 19-years-old as

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over the next few weeks as part of

ongoing efforts to keep the midge

population down.

The trees and shrubs will create

a natural screen between the oxidation

ponds and nearby homes

and help cut down the light from

the residential area.

Midges, like moths, are naturally

attracted to light.

“We’ve prepared the ground for

planting and over the next few

weeks our contractor, Fulton Hogan,

will be putting in 9330 native

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three waters and waste operations

manager Adam Twose.

“As the plants grow up, they

will shield the ponds from the

light from neighbouring homes

and roads which should make the

residential area less attractive to

the midges.’’

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plants, recycled clothing, gifts and

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Cash only. For more information,

phone 980 9983.

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before the event and there will be a two fish limit (released or taken).

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Saturday,

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Used

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Buy good quality used

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Burnside

Friday, 4-6pm

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NEWS 17

Users concerned with state of river

Kayakers and rowers

are paddling through

overgrown weeds, used

needles and condoms

at Kerrs Reach. Katie

Harris investigates why

more isn’t being done

to safeguard the area for

river users?

NOT MANY OF us would risk

being jabbed by a used needle

just to float on a dirty river – but

for Paralympic kayaker Scott

Martlew, Kerrs Reach is the only

option.

Mr Martlew is concerned for

his safety while kayaking on

the section of the Avon River

after heavy rain. And the visible

pollution is only the tip of the

iceberg.

“We’ve come across needles

from time to time, which get

left on the high tide mark,” Mr

Martlew said.

Canterbury University stream

biologist, Professor Jon Harding,

said the river has historically

also had moderately high levels

of nutrients like nitrogen and

phosphorus, which increases

weed growth. He said sewage,

intensive farming, garden

fertilisers and animal faeces

impact on the water quality.

“From a human health point

of view, you don’t want to be

drinking the water [at Kerrs

Reach], so if you fall in and

swallow two or three gulps

of it you might get sick,” Prof

Harding said.

He thinks beginner rowers

and kayakers who are likely to

go under the water should not be

using Kerrs Reach and suggests

they train in a pool first.

“I wouldn’t want to be

practicing in there,” he said.

Mr Martlew and Prof

Harding are not the only people

concerned with water safety at

Kerrs Reach. River users say

during summer, overgrown

weeds force them to train at high

tide, making collisions more

likely. “The weed in the summer

grows right up and obviously

with our rudders on the kayak,

it gets hooked right up, which

interrupts the session,” Mr

Martlew said.

University of Canterbury

Rowing Club incoming president

Milly Van Dam worries some of

the rowers she coaches will fall

WORRIED: Scott Martlew is concerned for his health and

safety while kayaking at Kerrs Reach.

PHOTOS: KATIE HARRIS

in and be exposed to the water.

Environment Canterbury

tested the area during summer

and refers river users to the Land

Air and Water Aotearoa website,

which stated Kerrs Reach was

unsuitable for swimming.

Canterbury Rowing

Association regional manager

and Christchurch Boys’ High

rowing head coach Logan Keys

said water quality has improved

since the earthquake. However,

he said Kerrs Reach still isn’t

getting enough attention from

ECan.

He said training is a constant

battle and debris from

whitebaiting makes rowing even

more hazardous. “You go down

the river and you’ll find wooden

pellets and all sorts of obstacles,”

Mr Keys said.

Many of his rowers have been

in collisions and he says even the

best rowers could get caught in

the weed.

“With the younger ones,

sometimes you don’t feel very

safe putting them out in smaller

boats when they are more likely

to fall in. So it does dictate what

kind of training you give them,

like you might have to put them

in a bigger boat,” Mr Keys said.

In spite of the questions over

water quality, Kerrs Reach

remains a popular spot for

whitebaiting.

Three whitebaiters spoken to

say the water quality is good, but

they had also found needles and

condoms in their nets.

Christchurch East MP Poto

Williams said water quality is an

issue and there is a plan in place

throughout New Zealand to

improve it.

She said urban and rural

waterways should be safe

to swim in and year-round

monitoring at Kerrs Reach

would allow users to know when

it is at its worst.

In a statement, city council

land drainage manager Keith

Davison said weed removal

occurs regularly in the Avon

River, but it is a balancing act as

the boat also works across the

Styx and Heathcote rivers.

He said in certain parts of

the Avon River, maintenance

contractors wear protective gear

to protect them from hazards

such as used needles.

The city council also has a

floating litter boom upstream

from Kerrs Reach, which reduces

rubbish and floating debris.

Environment Canterbury

has given no indication it will

increase its river monitoring

period, so from April to October

water users will continue to train

on untested water.

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NEWS

• By Claire Booker

ROCKS ARE being thrown

through house windows in the

north-west suburbs, terrifying

those inside.

The incidents have happened

on Sunday nights on Highsted,

Veitches and

Cavendish Rds

in Bishopdale

and Casebrook.

Highsted

Rd resident

Christina Davey

Roy Appley

was watching

television when a

rock was thrown

through her window about

10pm.

“I was sitting on the couch

watching TV and it happened

right behind me,” she said.

Miss Davey phoned 111, and

was told by police it was wilful

property damage. They did not

investigate it further.

“I don’t sit in front of that

window anymore, I’m just so

pleased my son was in bed

asleep,” she said.

Christchurch North Community

Patrol chairman Sam Hall

said the patrol had noticed an

increase in thefts and burglaries

in Bishopdale.

“It has been pretty bad lately,

but give it a month and they’ll be

somewhere else,” he said.

In August, the patrol

reported 52 suspicious vehicles,

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10 incidents of suspicious

behaviour, found five stolen

cars, performed multiple welfare

checks and reported 108 pieces

of graffiti throughout suburbs

across the north west.

But police say they are not

aware of anything out of the

ordinary in regards to crime in

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Rocks smash windows

DAMAGE: Christina Davey’s Bishopdale home had a rock

thrown through its window one Sunday night while she

was at home. ​

the area.

Senior Sergeant Roy Appley

said he was not aware of any

specific issues in Bishopdale

until The Star spoke to him

about the incidents of rocks

through windows.

“Rocks through windows is

not a normal occurrence, but

residents should know there is

a sergeant and five constables

specifically focused on

Bishopdale and the north-west,”

she said.

He said communication was

“working well” between the

community patrol and police.

GENERATIONS: Benjamin Imrie sits with father, Grant Imrie

and grandfather, Bruce Imrie, as they reflect on the life of

Maureen Imrie near Shag Rock, where she died in 2017. ​

Family gathers at stone seat

• By Jess Gibson

MORE THAN 50 family and

friends of a woman who died near

Shag Rock in 2017 gathered at a

new stone seat to remember her.

Mt Pleasant resident Maureen

Imrie died when the car driven

by her husband Bruce crashed

through a barrier on Main Rd,

Sumner, and into the sea.

For the next two years after the

crash, Mr Imrie, 81, worked with

the city council to have the seat

installed for his wife, who he was

with for 58 years.

He said the meet-up, which was

held last Sunday, gave him closure.

“I feel relaxed now that it’s done,

I’m more than relaxed,” he said.

He was “very pleased” that people

from across the city, as well

as Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney

and Perth, turned up to pay their

respects.

Mr Imrie said the event even

reunited him with two friends of

his own who he had not seen in

almost 60 years.

“I really appreciated everyone

coming,” he said.

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OUR PEOPLE – VOLKER NOCK

Canty Uni scientist out to cure the

Canterbury University

lecturer Volker Nock

has been awarded an

$800,000 fellowship

to try and save native

trees such as kauri

from disease. Louis

Day talks to him about

his research and how

trees could save us from

global warming

What are you hoping to

achieve with the $800,000

fellowship?

We are hoping to be able to

better understand fungi and

oomycetes, which are both the

pathogens that attack the kauri

tree. How the fungi are able to

first of all find the plant, so that is

where we are going to be looking

at how they apparently use

electric fields to navigate to the

tree roots for example. But then

also how they are going to be

able to drill into the root systems.

They are very small cells but they

turn into tubular, almost drill

bits, that mechanically drill into

the tissue of the tree to find the

nutrients and to feed on the tree

and that is basically what in the

long-run kills the trees. So we

are hoping to understand those

mechanisms better, but also use

that understanding to come up

BREAKTHROUGH: Canterbury University scientist Volker Nock will use an $800,000

fellowship to study diseases which threaten New Zealand’s native trees.

with new ways – ideally nonchemical

and non-toxin-based

approaches – to treat the disease.

How much risk are New

Zealand’s native trees at?

The risk is significant. I mean

in New Zealand we have kauri

dieback, which has been on

the table for a while. There is

significant risk that the trees

will go extinct. The threat of

extinction is definitely there. It’s

hard to put a number on it in

terms of years, depends on a lot

of things.

The disease spreads via the soil

and the water fluid in the ground,

so it is a really slow progress,

but it is certainly very difficult

to combat. There is currently

no proper treatment – there is a

compound that you can inject

into the tree but that only keeps

the tree alive, it doesn’t cure the

tree.

So once the tree is infected,

there is no return. So that is

in terms of kauri dieback, but

globally there is also a significant

risk with food crop, which has a

major fungal disease associated

with it. The classic example is

the potato blight that devastated

Ireland back in the day. You have

the same thing for rice and wheat

and all of these are getting worse

because of climate change.

How important are trees

in the fight against climate

change?

Not my speciality, but it is

obvious how important trees are

in combating carbon. If we can

maintain our forest cover and

extend it that is certainly a way to

prevent carbon getting into the

atmosphere.

Do you think we should be

planting more trees?

Certainly. I am a big tramper

and I enjoy the New Zealand

native forest and environment. I

live in Christchurch, so I really

appreciate the open landscapes of

the east coast.

Do you think we are in a state

of climate emergency? Is action

needed now?

It is difficult to say no – you

experience it on your own.

Coming from Europe and

then moving over here, I have

certainly noticed even in the

13 years I have been here, how

weather patterns have changed.

How, for example, the glacier has

receded.

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OUR PEOPLE 21

trees that could save the world

I am still a member of the

university tramping club and

we regularly go down to Franz

Josef and Fox – it is amazing

the changes I have been able to

observe. The same thing when

I look back home. With how

things have changed, it is hard

to say that climate change is not

happening.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a small village

close to Freiberg in the southwest

of Germany, so it’s in the

heart of the Black Forest right at

the border to Switzerland and

France.

I studied there and did my

under-graduate degree in

Freiberg and then I ended up here

to do my PhD in Canterbury.

It was at the end of 2005 that I

arrived in Christchurch.

Do you have a family?

I do. My wife did her PhD at

Canterbury as well and we have a

five-year-old son, Felix, who has

just started school in Hoon Hay,

which is very exciting.

How does New Zealand

compare to Germany?

It is wonderful – the country

has been such a great host. I

have certainly made it my home

now. You have a lot of people

coming here as tourists but

you don’t really appreciate the

country until you have been

here a long time. The main

difference for me is really the

CHANGE OF SCENERY:

Volker Nock has gone

from exploring the Black

Forest (above) in his native

Germany to tramping

through the New Zealand

bush to study native trees in

places such as Mt Whatno

in the Puketeraki Range.

natural environment that still

exists in New Zealand. That is

very difficult to find in Europe.

Europe has been cultivated and

lived in for so many years by so

many generations of so many

people and it is very difficult to

find places that are somewhat

untouched and in that context

preserving natural forest in New

Zealand becomes so much more

important because you don’t have

that much in many places around

the world. It is something to be

proud of and look after, probably

a bit more than we do at the

moment.

Who would you support if

Germany played New Zealand

in the football World Cup?

That is a difficult question. My

family has had a long tradition

of cheering for the underdogs. So

we had a bit of a reputation in our

neighbourhood back home that

we would sometimes cheer for

smaller nations playing against

Germany.

I would probably support the

underdogs in this case. I have

very much become fond of rugby

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context. However, we are also

supporting Japan as well at the

Rugby World Cup. My wife is

from Japan so we have a foot in

both camps.

How do you spend your time

outside of the laboratory? What

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The main hobby, which

probably pushed me towards

where I am now, has been

tramping. I have really fallen in

love with the South Island and

the Southern Alps.

Any opportunity now with

the tramping club I’ll try and

get in the hills and explore the

alps. I do a bit of rock climbing

and mountain biking and skiing

in winter. It is really just about

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What did you get in trouble

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I was never very good at music.

That is probably the only time

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looked at musical notes and they

have never meant anything to

me.

I can speak several languages

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me that I never took the time to

learn music. That is certainly a

subject I struggled with and I

hope that my son won’t have the

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NEWS 23

Local technology for cycle festival

WHEN IT WAS suggested to

Christchurch’s annual cycling

festival that their popular

passport contest could be staged

online, they turned to local

technology experts.

The contest, in which cyclists

visit dozens of local businesses

and attractions to collect passport

stamps, has for the past two

years used printed maps.

“Our challenge was getting the

maps to the people who wanted

to participate,” said Biketober

coordinator Robert Fleming.

“Also, we had no way of knowing

how many riders were taking

part.”

With the idea that maybe cyclists

could use their smartphone

to collect the stamps digitally,

the Biketober team approached

Leighs Computing.

Experienced in designing

online systems for the financial,

retail, and commercial construction

sectors, creating a platform

for a cycling festival was a first

for software creator Philip

Leighs.

“I’m a cyclist myself,” said Mr

Leighs.

“So I could see how moving

to an online contest would

make it easier to get more people

involved.”

With that in mind, the My-

Passport software includes a

searchable map of the city, pinpointing

the registered passport

destinations, and encourages

participants as they start growing

their collection of colourful

stamps.

The platform allows the

Biketober team to see how many

people are taking part, which

destinations they are visiting

most often, and when,” said Mr

Leighs.

“It gives the festival useful

information to help make the

contest even better.”

Each passport destination has

a unique five-digit code, which

riders enter into the platform.

“Going digital has made it

easier for us,” said Jimmy Zwaagman,

cycle mechanic at Papanui

Cycles.

“No more getting a printed

map dirty. We just show people

our code.”

Papanui Cycles is one of three

destinations which has been part

of Biketober since its inception

in 2017.

The passport is a great way

to see the city from a different

angle,” said Mr Zwaagman.

“We had one lady come in who

had ridden 70km by collecting

stamps, and she was having fun

doing it.”

Owner of Scorpio Books, Jo

Hewitson, sees being cyclefriendly

as a key part of Christchurch’s

regeneration.

“We want people to realise it’s

easy to ride around the city,” she

explained.

Biketober runs until

October 31. The full

calendar of events and

contest details can be

found at biketoberchch.nz

“That’s why we’ve supported

Biketober from the start.”

The third local business offering

three years of support is

Antigua Boat Sheds and Café.

Owner Mike Jones believes the

passport offers people an incentive

to explore the city on a bike.

“I’ve ridden most of the cycleway

network and it’s brilliant,”

he said.

“Once people experience it

for themselves they will find

the cycleways are a great travel

option.”

The Biketober passport

contest runs until October

25, with a special oneday

challenge option

on October 26. Contest

details can be found at

biketoberchch.nz/passport

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26

YOUNG, SUCCESSFUL

& on the move

The Star continues showcasing the city’s successful

young people. If you have a story to tell, email jess.

gibson@starmedia.kiwi

Piper scoops awards

• By Claire Booker

CAMPBELL Wilson’s list of

bagpiping success has continued.

Last week in Nelson,

the St Andrew’s College

student won the New

Zealand Young Piper of

the Year award for the

second year in a row.

“It feels pretty surreal,

all I wanted to do was

to play good tunes, and

that was what I did,”

Campbell said.

At the competition

Campbell, 16, won all

three under-21 events,

the Piobaireachd, March, Strathspey

and Reel, and the Hornpipe

jig.

“It’s certainly one of the most

prestigious awards I’ve won in New

Zealand, for sure,” he said.

In August, Campbell won the

under-18 Piobaireachd and under-18

March, Strathspey and Reel

events at the Northern Meeting in

Inverness, Scotland.

In the piping world, the annual

Northern Meeting is the most

Campbell Wilson

prestigious competition for solo

pipers around the world.

He made history at the Hastings

Highland Games in April when

he became the youngest

ever winner of the New

Zealand Gold Medal for

Piobaireachd.

Campbell said he

practices about five or six

hours each week and usually

has a lesson on the

weekend with his father.

He said the hours he

practices when competitions

are not in the near

future seem extensive,

but when competitions are on the

horizon, he feels well prepared.

Campbell’s father Greg Wilson is

classified as one of the world’s top

pipers – and doubles as his tutor.

“He [Greg] has been the backbone

of my piping successes. Without

him I wouldn’t do nearly as

well as I am now,” Campbell said.

Campbell is now looking on

to when he competes against his

father at the upcoming Labour

Weekend competitions.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Overconfidence and scraped nose

CONFIDENCE IS a wonderful

thing.

Vittoria’s certainly getting that

in spades and it’s impacting our

walks.

For example, when she and

I took Mum’s dogs for a beach

walk on Saturday, she was happy

to walk one of the dogs both

there and back by herself without

complaint.

Good right?

However, that same level

of I’m-a-professional-walker

confidence led to some serious

grumpiness and a decent scrape

on her nose on Sunday.

We all spent that night in

Akaroa and we’d managed to

arrive before it stated raining, so

we took the chance to wander

the Francophile waterfront before

it got all grey and wet.

Walking up to the lighthouse

was perfection. Vittoria sat

calmly in her pram, made

excited noises at passing dogs

and seemingly enjoyed the view.

By the time we arrived, her

composure was slipping and she

was practically jumping out in

desperation to walk on her own

feet.

As soon as I got her out

though, she turned and sped off

too fast. She barely got two feet

before tripping over her own

boots and faceplanting into the

concrete. A scaring me kind of

faceplant.

Although her poor wee nose

SKILLED: Vittoria

confidently jumping on a

trampoline, repleat with

scraped nose.

got all scraped up and bloody,

I’m glad that was the worst of it.

In spite of that, she was more

than happy to sprint about

concreted areas and then run

downhill and give me more

heart attacks.

Trying to hold her hand

was no good, she’d just

growl at me and do her best

washing machine impression

before stamping off as if to

VITTORIA

& Matt

say: “No, I can do it!”.

An ultimatum was just met

with more running away, so I

just had to wrestle her back into

the pram. Literally.

Let’s see if a scab on her nose

will chill the over confidence. I

doubt it.

So, quick update on the cot

and potty training efforts before

we go.

The potty is still terrifying, so

no real movement there (ha, see

what I did there?)

On the other hand, the cot

training is going great guns.

I’m getting a whole night sleep

without tiny limbs in my eye

socket or ribs.

On Tuesday morning Vittoria

jumped out of bed, wandered

over to me and Laura’s bed, and

jumped up for a cuddle before

getting up. It’s cute when I’m

already awake and it’s not 3am.

To be 100 per cent honest, I

kind of miss the co-sleeping.

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journalist Matt Salmons

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dad. We follow his

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Thursday October 17 2019 The Star

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Park should rue missed chances

THE MAYORAL race has been

and gone.

Darryll Park, his campaign

team and the business people

who backed him, should think

long and hard what could have

been.

This was a contest between

the right and the left, both at

mayoral and councillor level.

A lot was at stake; a rightleaning

council, headed by a

right-leaning mayor would

certainly have looked at selling

off ratepayer-owned assets,

like parts or all of the port and

airport companies.

These money-making

businesses are highly sought

after. Right wing philosophy is

everyone should have a chance

to buy into them.

The left held the sway last term

with the help of like-minded

councillors, but the dynamics

have changed – slightly.

Ratepayer ownership in assets

is likely to stay for another term,

but that is a likely, not a definite.

Lianne Dalziel was at her

most vulnerable this election.

She headed a council which

needed to make some unpopular

decisions, like temporarily

chlorinating the water supply.

There was the much-publicised

involvement of her husband

in Cloud Ocean Ltd, the Deon

Swiggs controversy leading into

the election, and the storm in a

tea cup over the appointment of

Readers respond to

last week’s article about

a sex abuse victim who

received hate messages

after posting her abuser’s

name and address online

Rachel Fraher – Good on

her. It’s about time we took this

kind of offending and made it totally

unacceptable in our society.

So much damage is done to our

lives. It costs us in all areas and it

also costs the Government/taxpayers

millions of dollars a year

in ACC compensation.

Andrea Borrie – “Allow

legal institutions to do their job.”

What a joke. As always, they will

From the

editor’s desk

Barry Clarke

LOST CHANCES: Darryl Park (right) missed the opportunity

to debate mayoral candidates JT Anderson, Lianne Dalziel

and John Minto at an election forum in Burwood chaired

by Gary Moore.

Send us your views. If

you have an opinion on

a Christchurch issue,

email barry@starmedia.

kiwi and put ‘Opinion’

in the subject line.

Emails should be kept

to about 150 words

protect the abuser’s rights before

the victim’s, it is absolutely

disgusting. Good on this woman

for putting his name out there.

She has lived with years of

knowing this man got away

with damaging her physically

and emotionally. I just hope

she and her family remain safe

from any repercussions. I totally

new city council chief executive

Dawn Baxendale.

Dalziel was also seeking her

third term – treacherous waters

when there is a mood for change

and challengers are circling.

But Park and his team ran an

odd campaign, to say it mildly.

Park was out of his depth

when it came to talking about

council and policy specifics,

no real surprise given he is a

businessman, not a politician.

He could have navigated that

but he appeared not to be media

savvy either. Calls from reporters

at The Star became increasingly

confusing; he appeared unsure

whether he or his campaign

manager should be answering.

Then he stopped answering our

calls, all communication was

handled by his manager.

As the days counted down

to the election date, The Star

continued to reveal some of

the behind-the-scene dust-ups

between Park and Dalziel’s

team. And then we were simply

told Park wasn’t talking to The

Star anymore.

The Park team seemed to be

pre-occupied with the Dalziel

team. The fuse was lit early

identify with her and many other

women and men will too. Our

justice system does not protect

innocent victims well enough in

my view. Why should the victim

of sexual abuse have to live with

the outcome whilst predators

like this man get away with their

crimes or get home detention or

a slap on the wrist sentence?

Michelle Jefferis – Legal

institutions allow this type of

offending to continue. What a

joke that he got home detention.

Good on her for posting his

details. So what if it causes him

harm. What about the lifelong

harm it has done to his victim?

Sick of sex offenders being

protected by the law.

in the campaign when Park

did not turn up to a mayoral

debate in the eastern suburbs,

citing another appointment had

prompted his late withdrawal.

Soon after Park’s team phoned

The Star, revealing he hadn’t

gone to the debate and wanting

to know if Dalziel’s team had

already been on the phone to us

to make political capital.

They hadn’t. So armed with

the information Park’s team had

provided, our reporter started

making inquiries. It’s what

journalists do.

The debate’s organiser was

not happy with Park’s no show,

calling it a slap in the face to

people in the east. A ready-made

headline: ‘No show Park upsets

mayoral debate organiser’. It

grated with the Park team, and

they let us know. The fact it

was they who had tipped us off

seemingly not registering with

them.

So the 2019 mayoral campaign

was one of the most interesting

and testy in years. It made for

better reading than previous

elections. And Park scored

well – securing 28,260 votes,

compared to Dalziel’s 44,811.

Good for a relative unknown.

It augurs well for him if he

decides to make another bid in

three years. And hopefully he

will have learned a number of

lessons.

barry@starmedia.kiwi

Wendy Harrison – Maybe

by posting his name only it

would’ve been enough. Because

sadly, if someone went to his

address and meted out their

own ‘justice’ to the perpetrator,

she could’ve opened herself up

to being liable or complicit in

whatever happened to him.

It would then end up as

victimisation of her again. So

while I fully understand her

reasons etc, it wasn’t the wisest

move on her part.

Definitely not condoning

his actions at all (lowest of the

low). But she needs to think

about the potential consequences

she’s potentially leaving herself

open to.

OPINION 27

The coming week

in our history

October 17, 1877 – Chief

Justice Sir James Prendergast’s

statements when delivering

judgment in the case of

Wi Parata v The Bishop of

Wellington would influence

decision-making on Treaty of

Waitangi issues for decades.

October 18, 1924 – From

the family sheep station in Shag

Valley, East Otago, amateur

radio operator Frank Bell sent

a ground-breaking Morse code

transmission received and

replied to by London-based

amateur operator Cecil Goyder.

October 19, 1966 –

United States President Lyndon

Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird,

arrived at the Ōhakea air base at

the start of a whirlwind 24-hour

visit to New Zealand. His visit,

the first by a US president, was

primarily to shore up support

for the war in Vietnam.

October 20, 1987 –

Billions of dollars were wiped

off the value of New Zealand

shares on what was known as

Black Tuesday, and in the weeks

following, as the shockwaves of

a sharp drop in New York’s Wall

St stockmarket rippled around

the world.

October 21, 1964 – Peter

Snell had successfully defended

his 800m title earlier at the

Tokyo Olympics and completed

the coveted middle-distance

double with gold in the 1500m.

Fellow Kiwi John Davies took

bronze.

October 22, 1972 – James

K Baxter, acknowledged as

one of New Zealand’s most

accomplished poets, died. He

had devoted the last years of

his life to social work among

alcoholics and drug addicts. He

died in Auckland, aged 46.

October 23, 2011 – The

All Blacks won the World Cup

for the second time in seven

attempts, defending grimly

to hold onto an 8-7 lead over

France in front of 61,000 people

at Eden Park.

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Go walking and learn about district’s heritage

PEOPLE ARE heading outdoors

for the second half of the Beca

Christchurch Heritage Festival,

with a range of tours, open days

and walks offering a window into

our city’s rich history.

The festival runs until Labour

Day (October 28), and has seen

hundreds of people attend a

variety of events that put the

spotlight on the stories that link

the people who live here to the

heritage of Christchurch, Banks

Peninsula and Selwyn.

“It started out more than 20

years ago as Heritage Week, but

the events have been popular

enough for us to extend it into

a full three-week festival,” said

city council head of urban

design, regeneration and heritage

Carolyn Ingles.

“Families, groups and

individuals of all ages are

coming along to Heritage

Festival events. With the weather

slowly improving, we hope

people will continue to support

the Heritage Festival. It’s a great

way to be social, and to feel

connected with the collective

stories of our past and this place

we call home.”

Avon Loop Heritage

Walk

Saturday, October 19,

10am–11am

Join this free walking tour to

hear stories about the history

of the Avon Loop area and how

it has changed over time. The

walk starts at The Bricks cairn

and ends at the Avon Loop

Community Cottage. Share your

stories of the loop.

Tour Christchurch with

Kate Sheppard

Saturday October 19,

9.45am–2.30pm

All tickets $26. Bookings

required

Explore the city by bus and

experience what life was like for

women in Kate Sheppard’s day,

with music and poetry. You are

invited to go along in Victorian

costume.

The Story of Harry Ell:

Early Conservation on the

Port Hills

Sunday, October 20,

10am–1.30pm

Booking required

This free walk starts at the

Sign of the Takahe and follows

the Harry Ell track through

Victoria Park up to the Sign

of the Kiwi and back. Short

talks will be given by Paula

Jameson, Harry Ell’s greatgranddaughter.

Experience Māori

Architecture in Ōtautahi

Sunday, October 20,

8.45am–5pm

All tickets $80 (plus booking

HISTORIC:

The Sign of

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Victoria Park

to the Sign of

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Sunday.

fee). Bookings required.

Join an all-day bus tour

exploring our Māori architecture

and landscapes. Visit Rāpaki

marae, University of Canterbury

and Ara Institute of Canterbury

buildings, and the central city.

Christchurch Heritage

House Tour

Sunday, October 20,

10am–4pm

Ngaio Marsh House and other

locations

All tickets $30 (plus booking

fee). Booking required

This self-guided tour gives you

access to six heritage houses in

Christchurch. All the properties

have a unique story, which the

owners/guides will share with

visitors.

Spirited Cemetery Tours

Throughout the city till

Labour Day

Join local historian Richard

Greenaway on this series of free

tours of the historic grave sites

of Canterbury citizens. Includes

St Mary’s Anglican Cemetery,

Sydenham Cemetery, St Peter’s

Anglican Churchyard, Linwood

Cemetery and Barbadoes St

(west) cemetery.

•To find out about all the

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Thursday October 17 2019 The Star 29

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Ingredients

500g sirloin steak

6 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

or red wine vinegar

6 garlic cloves, minced

1 large onion, sliced

1 large red capsicum, sliced

1 large green capsicum, sliced

1 cup unsalted beef broth or

low-salt chicken broth

Crumbled gorgonzola or other

blue cheese

Minced fresh Italian parsley

Directions

Place steaks in glass baking

dish. Mix four tablespoons oil,

vinegar and half of the garlic in a

small bowl. Pour over the steaks

and turn to coat.

Marinate for 30min at room

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The Star Thursday October 17 2019

32

PUZZLES

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

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tramp, trap, trim, trip.

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19. Observe (5)

13. Staying power (7)

the alphabet.

C O M P A N Y

22. Hold on (5)

15. Forward (7)

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Thursday October 17 2019 The Star

GARDENING 33

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34

NEWS

HIGHLAND GAMES originated

in Scotland centuries ago, most

likely as a much more serious

type of competition designed to

find the best warriors, couriers,

clan bodyguards and so on.

It’s also likely that contests for

pipers, dancers and entertainers

were involved, to round out the

official clan ‘staff.’

Looking back into the history

of Highland Games can give

an interesting insight into the

spectacular sports and arts on

display at Hororata Highland

Games set for Saturday,

November 9.

The tossing of the caber (from

the Gaelic for pole) is a truly

Scottish sport which has been

practised since the very early

Highland Games in the 16thcentury.

Contrary to general opinion,

‘caber tossers’ do not try to throw

the caber as far as they can but

to toss it so that it turns end over

end and lands in the ‘12 o’clock’

position.

The Hororata Highland Games

has a field of international

strongmen and women

competing in eight Scottish

athletic disciplines for three

different championships.

Perhaps nothing captures the

spirit of Scottish culture better

than the sight of Highland

Dancing being performed.

The Hororata Highland Games

hosts New Zealand’s biggest

one day Highland Dancing

competition.

While the majority of

dancers now entered into these

competitions are female, the roots

of these ritualistic dances lay with

warriors imitating epic deeds

from Scottish folklore.

The discipline required to

perform the Highland dances

allowed men to demonstrate their

strength, stamina and agility. All

of this athleticism is required

for modern Highland Dancing

competitors, male and female,

making it a demanding sport.

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History of Highland Games honoured in Hororata

PHOTO: MURRAY IRWIN

The stirring sound of the

bagpipes is one which rouses

emotion for many people and are

a crowd favourite at the games. For

the Great Highland bagpipe, the

chanter is never silent, so there can

be no rest between notes and its

volume cannot be changed.

Following the 1745 Jacobite

rebellion, overt signs of Highland

culture were driven underground,

which may have resulted in the

suppression of the instrument,

although no law explicitly banned

it.

Following this clampdown, a

STRENGTH AND GRACE: Tossing the caber is about

making it land in the ‘12 o’clock’ position. Highland Dancing

captures the spirit of Scottish culture.

piper fell afoul of the authorities

as “no Highland regiment ever

marched without a piper” and

that therefore in the eyes of

the law, his bagpipe was an

instrument of war.

Only 45min from Christchurch

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Young and old can test their

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ONE OF Canterbury’s most

promising locks believes fending

off the beers helped to play a role

in picking up the Stan ‘Tiny’ Hill

Canterbury B Team Player of the

Year award.

Caleb Aperahama, 23, picked

up the award at the Canterbury

Rugby Union Awards last week

after a standout campaign for

Canterbury B which saw them

win seven of their nine matches.

Their only losses were both by

less than three points to Auckland

B and Tasman B.

The 198cm lock arrived in

Christchurch in 2015 and was

part of the Crusaders Academy

for two years. However, he

admits that partying in his early

days while at Canterbury University

– something no teenager

can be frowned apon for – did

have an effect on his rugby

reputation.

“It wasn’t bettering my rugby,

it was just detrimental to myself

. . . I can’t say I regret it, but I did

waste a lot of time. I guess it’s

made me who I am now,” said

Aperahama.

“I’m still trying to lose that tag

of the guy that likes to p**s-up

heaps and is there for the party,

this year it’s changed a lot. I’m

taking my footy really seriously.”

While in the past there may

have been questions around

Aperahama’s fitness levels, the

same can’t be said now. He has

played every minute of club and

rep rugby this year other than a

10min period early in the season

with Sydenham when he was

yellow-carded after repeated

infringements by the team.

Before being scouted by the

Crusaders, Aperahama had a colossal

sporting year at Tauranga

Boys’ College. After suffering

season-ending injuries early in

year 11 and 12 he went onto be

one of the country’s best first XV

No 8s in 2014. The same year

he was named the tournament

MVP when he guided Tauranga

Boys to a national secondary

school volleyball championships.

He also played at under-19 level

for New Zealand in beach volleyball.

“When Canterbury comes

knocking at the door you’ve got

to answer that,” he said.

Aperahama believes a turning

point came last year when a

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Rugby takes preference

over partying for Aperahama

• By Gordon Findlater

CANTERBURY BULLS and

Hornby Panthers half Tevin

Arona will line up against some

of the NRL’s biggest stars when

he represents Cook Islands at

the World Cup Nines starting

tomorrow.

Arona’s Cook Islands team will

come up against Fiji, Samoa and

Tonga in pool play – all of which

are riddled with NRL talent.

Meanwhile, the Cook Islands

side features Parramatta Eels star

Brad Takairangi, Brisbane Broncos

forward Alex Glenn and Warrington

centre Anthony Gelling.

While Arona may be new to

many of the big names he will

go up against this weekend, he

is more than familiar with Cook

Islands coach and Tony

Iro. The former Kiwi is

also the Warriors assistant

coach and played

a big part in Arona’s

development while the

half was playing for the

club’s NSW Cup side

between 2017 and 2018.

“He always knew that

I was a Cook Islands

boy and he helped me

so much with my game. He

would always stay on my back

fire was lit in belly after being

snubbed by Otago.

He had a brief spell playing

club rugby in Dunedin with the

hope of making Otago’s Mitre

10 Cup side. When it didn’t pan

out he moved to Sydney for three

months to play in their club

competition – the Shute Shield.

He then returned to Christchurch

before playing for Buller in

the Heartland Championship.

The journeyman-like year

was then backed up by staying

in Christchurch and working,

rather than returning home

to party with friends over the

about curtain things and make

sure he was pushing me at training.

It felt good to have a top

coach like that support you,” said

Arona.

Arona also vividly remembers

his first week

in Auckland training

with the NSW Cup

side. One night while

sleeping on his cousin’s

couch he received a

text from Iro asking

if he would come to

train early with the first

grade team.

“He said: ‘Come for today’

and then I trained, he said: ‘You

PROMISE:

Only a yellow

card stopped

Calben

Aperahama

from playing

every minute

of rugby for

Sydenham

this year.

holiday period.

“That was a complete game

changer. Going home and seeing

all the mates, that just turns into

beers at every opportunity,” he

said.

Aperahama is about to

graduate with a degree in sports

coaching. He plans to take up

an internship over the summer

before returning to study physical

education next year.

He also hopes another strong

season with Sydenham can help

him crack Canterbury’s Mitre 10

Cup side and realise his dream of

playing professionally.

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can stay for the week.’ After that

week finished he told me I could

keep coming as long as I wanted.

He let me develop as a player. I

was stoked because I was training

with all of these NRL guys

after coming from club footy,”

he said.

“I was training in literally my

own gear and everyone else was

decked out with Warriors gear.

Mentally and physically I was

busting my ass, but it was a

dream come true . . . he was

the one who got me that, so

I will always be grateful for

Tony,” said Arona.

Earlier this week Arona

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CANTERBURY will be in

the thick of it when both the

Mitre 10 Cup and Farah

Palmer Cup competitions

enter the semi-final stage this

weekend.

Firstly, on Saturday at

7.05pm, Canterbury will look to

continue the momentum which

has seen them claim and then

lock-up the Ranfurly Shield

during their final two roundrobin

matches.

They face a tough task on

the road in Wellington and will

be out to avenge their round

three result which saw them

lose out in a 22-23 classic in the

capital.

However, Canterbury can

take confidence from the fact no

other team has come closer to

defeating Wellington on their

home ground this year.

Meanwhile, on Sunday at

2.05pm, Canterbury’s women’s

side will seek to keep their

unbeaten run in the Farah

Palmer Cup alive when they host

Counties Manukau at Rugby

Park.

The defending champions

completed a perfect six from

six in the round-robin at the

weekend by accounting for Bay

of Plenty 40-7.

Although Counties come

into the play-offs as the fourth

seed they will have plenty of

motivation after falling to

Canterbury in the last two

competition grand finals.

was also named in the New

Zealand residents side

alongside fellow Bulls players

Penito Ilalio, Alex Todd, Jope

Tagicakibau, Brad Campbell

and Michael Butson. The

residents will play the England

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in brief

National titles for

surfers

Canterbury Surfing team

members Estella Hungerford and

Ava Henderson claimed national

titles at the National Scholastic

Surfing Championships at

Manu Bay, Raglan last week.

Hungerford dominated in the

under-18 girls division and

Henderson dazzled in the

under-14 girls division.

Heap, Otway take

singles crowns

Connor Heap and Jade Otway

were crowned singles champions

at the Canterbury tennis open

at the weekend. The top seeds

didn’t drop a set on way to

winning their respective men’s

and women’s titles. Heap also

teamed up with Remi Feneon to

win the men’s doubles title in a

nail-biting final against Reece

Falck and Jamie Garbett 6-3,

3-6, 15-13. Meanwhile, Otway

teamed up with Jade Feneon to

win the women’s doubles final

against Beth Williamson and

Michelle Kelsen 6-2, 6-2.

Rally driver in with

title chance

Christchurch’s Marcus van

Klink heads to this weekend’s

final round of the New Zealand

Rally Championship – the

Handy Rentals Rally Waitomo

– in a winner-takes-all shootout

for top two-wheel-drive honours.

Driving a Mazda RX8, van Klink

and co-driver Dave Neill took

victories in each of the first four

rounds of the championship.

However, van Klink was forced

to miss the last round in Coromandel

with a burst appendix.

That means he is tied on 138

points with rival Anthony Jones

(Ford Escort) for the two-wheeldrive

championship.

New Zealand first for

teen jet skier

Teenage jet skier Corban Farnley

has achieved a New Zealand

first by winning three world

titles at the USBA Jetski World

Championships in Arizona,

United States. The 14-year-old

Christchurch Boys’ High School

student won titles in the junior

ski 13-15 lites, amateur classic ski

and amateur ski lites class.

Canty golfing juniors

take major prizes

Canterbury juniors took out the

two major prizes at the Eagles

NZ under-17 boys and girls golf

championship at Te Awamutu

last week. The girls 54-hole gross

title was won by Russley’s Amy

Weng. Scores of 75, 68 and 73

saw her claim the title by one

shot ahead of Waikato’s Zahraa

Bester. Meanwhile, Russley’s

Hayato Miya won the boys

equivalent by a massive 11 shots.

Scores of 74, 68 and 70 helped

him demolish the field. Lachie

Mackay from Waimari Beach

also had a great tournament

finishing third, one shot behind

the runner-up.

• By Gordon Findlater

UP TO a dozen Black Caps

could be on display at Hagley

Oval when Canterbury begin

their domestic cricket season on

Monday.

Canterbury couldn’t ask for

a tougher test to open the fourday

Plunket Shield than a star

studded Northern Districts side

which included current Black

Caps Kane Williamson, Trent

Boult, Tim

Southee, Neil

Wagner, Ish

Sodhi, Mitchell

Santner,

Colin de

Grandhomme

and BJ

Watling.

The opening

round of the

competition

will see all Black Caps made

available meaning Canterbury

coach Brendon Donkers is likely

to roll out Tom Latham, Henry

Nicholls, Todd Astle and Matt

Henry – all of whom have been

part of the side’s build-up to the

season.

With the return of several players

from club cricket in the United

Kingdom, Canterbury came

together as a complete unit on

September 16. Last week the side

played a three-day internal match

in Rangiora which saw Latham

and Astle show form with the bat

– both recording tons.

The guys have been put under

a lot of pressure physically and

mentally in the first few weeks,

so this week will just be a training

week and we’ll taper off

ahead of the match against ND,”

said Donkers.

The only loss for Canterbury

from last season’s squad is tall

paceman Kyle Jamieson who

has returned to Auckland after

finishing studies at Lincoln

University.

His place on the contracted

played list has been taken by

Burnside West University paceman

Jackson Latham.

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Star-studded teams for season opener

Brendon

Donkers

YOUNG Canterbury karters

Jacob Douglas and Louis Sharpe

returned home from Italy with

silverware.

Douglas, 14, and Sharp, 12,

were two of eight New Zealand

karters who joined over 400 of

their contemporaries from 35

countries at the 17th annual

ROK Cup Superfinal event at the

Lonato track in the north-east of

the country.

THe Superfinal is organised

each year by Italian engine

manufacturer Vortex. New

Zealand has been represented at

the event for the past six years but

Douglas’ win in the Junior ROK

class B final – the Bridgestone

Trophy race – is a first.

THis year it was a case of third

time lucky for Douglas who

competed in the Mini Rok class

in the previous two years, in

spite of the young Lincoln ace

just missing out on a place in the

FIGHTING FIT: Ed Nuttal will be a key weapon in

Canterbury’s pace bowling stocks this summer.

“He has been in our A programme

for a couple of seasons

now and has really developed his

game . . . he’s fitted in really well.

Otherwise the core group of

contracted players are the same

which is what I wanted, I wanted

some consistency in that space,”

said Donkers.

Canterbury will be looking to

A final – the cut-off was 34 and

after the heat races Douglas was

ranked 37.

He soon worked his way to the

front in the Bridgestone Trophy

final race before racing away to a

sizable advantage which saw him

cross the finish line more than

2sec in front of Australian Luke

build on an improved showing

in the four-day competition last

season. In 2017-18 they finished

last in the competition, but

improved to second. Meanwhile,

they will be looking for vast improvements

with the white ball

after finishing last in both the

T20 and 50 over competitions

last summer.

Pink and more than 4sec ahead

of third placed Layton Fourie

from South Africa.

Meanwhile, Sharp was to

continue a strong campaign in

Italy after a breakthrough win of

his own in the Mini ROK class

B final at the Autumn Trophy

meeting at the same venue a

“We obviously want to win

titles and something that we’ve

talked a lot about is how we’re

going to go about doing that and

how we’re going to win games of

cricket. We’re not necessarily going

to be the best team on paper

this year, but we’ll certainly fight

and scrap and find a way to win

games. I think with the group of

guys we’ve got that’s something

that they’re really capable of,”

said Donkers.

“Strong culture helps with that

and that’s what we’re building

here, but we’re also developing

these guys into some bloody

good first-class cricketers.”

“For me it’s about developing

players. I want to create the next

Matt Henry or the next Neil

Wagner, whoever it might me.

It’s the same for Dion Ebrahim

who is the assistant coach and

in charge of our batsmen. It’s

the same for Neil Tindall our

strength and conditioning coach.

We’re really clear on that.”

One Canterbury player who

will have hopes of pushing their

case for higher honours this

summer is paceman Ed Nuttall.

After a frustrating couple of

seasons with injury, Nuttall will

begin the season with a clean bill

of health.

“I can’t remember the last time

Ed [Nuttall] was fully fit at the

start of the season. He looks in

really good form,” said Donkers.

The side will once again be

captained by arguably Riccarton

High School’s finest ever product

Cole McConchie.

Canterbury contracted

players for 2019/20: Chad

Bowes, Jack Boyle, Blake

Coburn, Leo Carter, Andrew

Ellis, Cameron Fletcher,

Andrew Hazeldine,

Jackson Latham, Ken

McClure, Cole McConchie,

Stephen Murdoch, Ed

Nuttall, Fraser Sheat, Henry

Shipley, Will Williams,

Theo van Woerkom. NZ

contracted: Tom Latham,

Henry Nicholls, Todd Astle,

Matt Henry.

Karting success in Italy for two young chargers

SPEEDSTER: Louis Sharp in action en route to a third

place finish in the Singha Trophy.

Louis Sharp Jacob

Douglas

week earlier.

Like Douglas, a couple of bad

heats disguised Sharp’s true

speed. He was fourth out of a

130-strong field after qualifying

and finished second in his final

two heat races.

He showed what he could do

in the Singha Trophy – Mini

ROK class B final – by working

his way past 11 other competitors

to grab third place.

“I’m happy to know I can

compete with best in the world

and can’t wait to do it all again,”

said Sharp.


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Triathlete humble with success

One of the world’s most

gruelling events took

place at the weekend

when more than 2000

athletes competed in

the Ironman World

Championship in Hawaii.

This week The Star

continues its Canterbury

sporting legends series

with a look at one of the

sport’s greats. Gordon

Findlater caught up

with Erin Baker

ARGUABLY THE greatest

triathlete of all time will

be quick to talk down her

accomplishments when you ask

her about them.

In 1987 Erin Baker won

her first Ironman World

Championship and also smashed

the women’s record at the time in

Hawaii. She won the event again

in 1990. Baker is one of only two

triathletes to win all four world

championships – Ironman, long

distance, Olympic distance and

duathlon.

However, the humble Baker

says her success came simply

through hard work and growing

up being “good at running,

good at biking and good at

swimming.”

Good is an understatement –

in 1994 she finished her triathlon

career with a record of 104 wins

from 121 triathlons – including

four Ironman New Zealand

titles, two world duathlon titles,

two wins at Zofingen, four at

Nice and two Olympic distance

world titles.

These days Baker, 58, takes

the same approach to life she

took when she was competing

and makes sure she excels at

whatever she is doing. She is the

managing director of Orthomed

– supplying hip replacement

solutions and servicing a number

of district health boards.

Baker lives in Sumner with

husband and fellow triathlete

Scott Molina – who won the 1988

World Ironman Championship.

After retiring from triathlon

Baker also had a stint as a city

councillor representing the

ENDURANCE: Erin Baker won two Ironman World

Championship titles in Hawaii and is widely regarded as a

pioneer of the sport. ​

Ferrymead Ward which she says

came about because people knew

her name and because she was at

the top of the ballot.

“That was the worst part of

my life, therefore I got out of it

. . . I never think anything is a

mistake, but that is the thing I

wouldn’t chose to do again if I

had to start over,” said Baker.

Baker was seen by many as

a controversial figure while

competing. She was outspoken

about equal pay for men and

women in triathlon and is one

of the key reasons the sport

has done so for more than two

decades.

However, she’s not sure the

same will ever be accomplished

at the top level of New Zealand’s

popular sports.

“That’s the media’s fault. The

media only wants to follow men

and like to look at men. It’s a

blokey culture in New Zealand

. . . if I have to hear another thing

about the Rugby World Cup, I’ll

be sick,” she said.

“I enjoy anyone excelling in

sport, but the way we are in New

Zealand about male-dominated

sports is ridiculous. Least to say

several have been extremely poor

role models . . . when do you

ever see a netballer or a woman

cricket player that are in a

scandal or embezzling money?”

“Why do we have to know in

every rugby press conference

‘If I have to hear another

thing about the Rugby

World Cup, I’ll be sick’

– Erin Baker

what ‘tosser’ is doing and all

these ridiculous nicknames they

give to these guys. I don’t really

care that he had a funny joke

about a funny catch or whatever.

Why do we make everything

they do so great?”

“Let’s just make it a little more

balanced. There’s no equity

anywhere because then the

sponsors look at the men because

the men are the ones being

looked at, so the women don’t get

the sponsorship.”

Her outspoken nature meant

not being able to compete in the

United States. Baker and her

parents were among the people

arrested for heated protests

against the visiting Springboks

in 1981, which meant Baker

couldn’t apply for a US visa for

five years.

“It’s no different than what

people are doing now with

climate change . . . it was an

injustice, it’s wrong. Someone

has to do something about it, so

you go and do something about

it,” she said.

“It’s got a different set of

issues to it, but it’s only through

protest action that you change

things and certainly I don’t

know that any person in their

right mind if they were looking

at it clearly would think that

a group of people by virtue of

their colour would be considered

legally inferior, which is what

they were at the time . . . I

wouldn’t change anything about

that. It was a good thing to have

done.”

In the coming years Baker

hopes to be able to spend less

time working in the business

herself and cast an eye towards

retirement. While still unsure

exactly what her next venture

will look like, she has a fairly

good idea what lines it is likely to

follow.

“I’ve always like supporting

women, it’s just a thing, so I

think something will come of a

women’s aspect which I will do

in my retirement,” said Baker.

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Baker built

a reputation

of pulling

away

from her

competition

on the bike

leg.

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‘Cratest’ Bathurst yet

• By Gordon Findlater

CANTERBURY United Pride

put their perfect start to the

National Women’s League on the

line when they host Northern

Lights in a repeat of last year’s

grand final on Saturday.

Starting the campaign with

four consecutive wins is good

enough it itself. However, even

coach Alana Gunn admits she

has been blown away by her side’s

defensive effort which has seen

goalkeeper Una Foyle forced to

make just four saves in as many

matches.

“I think that goes to show how

well our programme is working

throughout the winter season

to be really sound defensively. It

also means were able to focus on

other areas because we know our

defensive template so well,” said

Gunn.

Another impressive part of the

UNDEFEATED:

Britney-Lee

Nicholson (left)

celebrates

scoring the

Pride’s loan

goal against

Auckland at

the weekend

with Nicola

Diminikovich.

Defence will be key for Pride

Pride’s beginning to the season is

that they have achieved their victories

being without White Fern

Annalie Longo since their first

round win over Capital. Their

most impressive yet was a 1-0

win over fellow play-off hopefuls

Auckland on Sunday.

The depth has never been

stronger. To go away to Auckland

at the weekend and get three

points without her was massive,”

said Gunn.

Undoubtedly their biggest

test of the campaign yet comes

at English Park this weekend

against the Lights, who will be

out to avenge 2-3 extra-time

defeat in last year’s final.

They will also come south with

a strong knowledge of where the

Pride’s strength’s lay – they are

coached by Shane Verma who

was previously an assistant at the

Pride with Gunn.

Kick-off is 1pm.

SUNDAY’S Bathurst 1000

surely goes down as one of the

greatest for New Zealand motor

racing fans after the all-Kiwi

one-two of Scott McLaughlin

and Shane van Gisbergen.

As a one-eyed Cantab it

also feels appropriate to point

out McLaughlin was born in

Christchurch – something that

flies under the radar far too often.

However, it saddens me to

report that for the first time

a Kiwi wasn’t the winner of

another big race on Sunday. For

the first time in its illustrious

nine-year history ‘The Crate

Race’ was won by an Australian

from Lismore.

The story goes that in 2010

four bogans from Ashburton

decided sitting through seven

hours of Bathurst would be

more enjoyable by consuming

a crate of beer each. Since then

a winner’s jacket and trophy

has been given to the first to

complete their crate. Each year

newcomers arrive to take on the

challenge (including myself),

but until recent times the new

blood is usually left in the dust.

I know you’re probably thinking

this sounds like a race for

idiots (it is) but, it has everything

which adds to the drama

of the traditional Bathurst . . .

Much like when Fabian

Coulthard was jumped on with

accusations of cheating, there

were scenes of chaos when the

‘Lismore Kid’ took a tactical

vomit with just two crates

bottles remaining and clearly

gaining an unfair advantage late

in this year’s race.

Tactics are essential leading

into and during the race. What

vessel will you go with? Do

you go light and less flavoursome

with Export Gold or

heavier with Lion Brown. Fuel

consumption is also key. While

One-eyed Cantab

Gordon Findlater

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ENDURANCE ATHLETES: Scenes of jubilation moments

after the ‘Lismore Kid’ completed the crate race.

setting early race pace is preferable,

many crate races have seen

the favourites retire early with a

catastrophic fuel spill.

Much like the elite multimillion

dollar budget V8

Supercar teams, the rest of us

have the next 12 months to

develop and analyse the best

tactics going into next year’s

race where there is sure to be

even more drama in the cratest

race of them all.


LEXUS HAS come a long

way in the last 26 years. The

launch in New Zealand of

the LS400 luxury sedan in

1992 has since paved the

way for some remarkable

product.

Sure, today’s emphasis

is on hybrid technology

and sport utility vehicles,

much of it a combination,

but there are still surprises

in the company’s extensive

line-up; take the amazing

V8 performance models

– LC500, RC-F and GS-F

– the latter there for those

who still like sedans.

I recently drove the GS-F

10th anniversary model

and enjoyed it immensely,

however, there is another

sedan in the Lexus lineup

– the ES – and although

it doesn’t have a highperformance

power plant,

it is there for those who feel

they need to do something

for the environment.

The reason being is that

the ES300h, as its nomenclature

suggests, is only

available in hybrid form,

although there are three

specification levels – effectively

low and high grade

(Limited) and F-Sport.

The test car was the

Limited, it carries a further

development of the driveline

that I claim is the best

hybrid on the market, and

that is the 2.5-litre unit that

we have come to know and

love in Toyota Camry.

The ES300h has just

entered a new generation,

it is a totally new shape

and there have been many

engineering changes to

complement the upgraded

driveline.

Effectively, the fundamental

engineering aspects

have been retained. It’s

a front-drive car and the

hybrid system channels

through a continuously

variable automatic transmission.

However, it must be said

that the entire package

reeks of quality and appeal,

and it looks stunning.

Everyone who laid eyes on

the evaluation car commented

on its style and

presence, and inside the

trim is exquisite – notable

through white and soft red

leather with lashings of

woodgrain.

While it looks a million

dollars, the ES300h starts

at just $77,100, the Limited

version adding $16,000.

For that money not only

are you getting a car which

oozes presence, there are

all the bits and bobs you

would expect in a luxury

car. Any buyer wouldn’t be

disappointed with the level

of fitment.

The ES300h also feels

good to be in, that’s no surprise,

Lexus is a luxury car

maker of true quality and it

just feels so right.

In recent years Lexus

has broadened its focus,

and even though luxury is

still the key manufacturing

ingredient, the ES300h has

been built with a sporty

emphasis as well.

• Price – Lexus

ES300h Limited,

$93,100

• Dimensions –

Length, 4975mm;

width, 1865mm;

height, 1445mm

• Configuration

– Four-cylinder,

front-wheel-drive,

2487cc, 160kW,

continuously

variable automatic

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 8.9sec

• Fuel usage –

4.6l/100km

Motoring

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Hybrid Lexus sedan for the

environmentally-conscious

LEXUS ES300H: Latest generation batteries and

hybrid technology.

The suspension is all new

and it feels taut and tight

through the chassis and the

steering is weighted so that

there is a constantly involving

feel. Lexus says the

handling is biased towards

a European feel and it is not

wrong, it is a true competitor

for any luxury car out of

the Continent.

The new hybrid driveline,

along with the latest

generation nickel metal hydride

batteries, provides a

combination of power and

economy. Lexus claim a total

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locks, moss spraying etc.

BUILDER

Discount for pensioners.

Licensed Building

Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

Practitioner no. 100981.

668

All carpentry & building

HaNDY - DaN

repairs & maintenance.

General Handyman for

Alterations & property

all your maintenance

upgrades.Laundries /

requirements. I specialise

bathroom / kitchens

in fences and decking, also

replaced. Specialising in

do spouting cleans and

repairs and everyday home

replacement of all rotten

maintenance. NO JOB TO

timber, fascia boards,

BIG OR SMALL I can do

window, windowsills etc.

it all, please don’t hesitate

John Sandford, ph 329

to call me on 022 600 7738

4616, mob 027 5189 598

for a no obligation free

johnsandford2@gmail.

quote.

com

HaNDYMaN

CaRPETLaYER

REPaIRMaN

35yrs experience. Special

20 yrs exp.No job too

rates for seniors. Prompt

small.Prompt service.

service. Ph 021 046 0231

On site engineering &

CONCRETE CUTTING

welding a speciality.

Affordable Concrete

Reasonable rates.Free

Cutting with Quality, and

quotes.Ph Wayne 9813873

removal work. Free quote.

/0272853083

No job to small. Phone 027

LaNDSCaPING

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

a/h 359- 4605

Decking, Fencing.

ELECTRICIaN

Kanga & small digger

Prompt & reliable services. Check out Squire

registered electrician Landscaping on facebook.

with 24 years experience FREE QUOTES. Ph

for all residential and Arthur 347-8796, 027

commercial work, new 220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

housing and switch board 7154

replacements. Phone Chris LaWNMOWING

027 516 0669

You Grow I Mow. Free

ELECTRICIaN

quotes. Ph / text Chris 021

Available, 30 years 252 1801

experience, immediate LaWNMOWING

start, competitive rate,

ph Brian 027 433 9548

No Call out fee

ELECTRICIaN

All types of domestic

Clean ups, fence staining,

painting int & ext.Building

LBP. Ph John 027 224

2831

LaWN MOWING

& commercial work Garden and rental property

undertaken, new housing, tidy ups, hedge trimming.

alterations, extensions, Call Glen at Bottle Lake

ranges, security lights, Lawn Mowing. Ph 027

quick response, efficient 499 7571

service, free quotes, OVEN CLEaNING

city -wide. No call out Professional cleans

fee. M/S, 8-5. Call Pat $50.00. Gift Vouchers

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

7331384.

avail. Phone 0800 683-

6253 or 027 228-0025

Builder

BUILDers

“A local looking after locals”

• Licenced builder with 20 years

experience in renovations,

alterations and extensions

• A creative craftsman who is

attentive to detail

• Quotes the job, does the job

• Works with all budgets

Andrew Drewitt

Ph: 021 395 324

Email: ad_designs@hotmail.com

DECORATORS

New Paint • Repaints

Wallpapering • Fences

Repairs • Feature Walls

Floor & Roof Painting

Spray Painting

Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

house and garden

home

cleaning

gardening

services available

throughout

christchurch

your one stop shop for home services

www.anextrapairofhands.co.nz

info@anextrapairofhands.co.nz

Specializing in:

• Roof Painting

• Interior/exterior

residential

• Small commercial

painting

0800 535 355

PAINTERS

Painters and Decorators Ltd

Canterbury Owned and Operated

A husband and wife team

Noel 027-411-3596

kemp.painters@gmail.com

kemp painters and decorators

We offer

free quotes

Quality not

Quantity

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

• New homes

• Extensions

• Renovations

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

Builder

• Light Commercial

• Repairs and

Maintenance

Brandon Taw

Phone 027 370 2572

enquiries@tawbuilders.co.nz

www.tawbuilders.co.nz

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

landscape supplies

Lawn Time

Build Maintain Refresh

Garden Box has all the products

you need plus great advice.

✔ Top Soil Screened

✔ Lawn Construction Mix

✔ Lawn Topdressing

✔ Lawn Seeds etc

03 348 2915 www.gardenbox.co.nz

57 Lunns Road, Middleton (off Curletts Road)

PAINTING & TILING

• PAINTING • TILING

• PLASTERING

• WALLPAPERING

Phone Kevin Steel

• Interior/Exterior

• New Homes & Repaints

• Quality workmanship assured

• Correct preparation always undertaken

• 20+ years experience

• Earthquake repairs

(Painting/Plastering/Wallpapering/Tiling)

Ph 381 7417 or 027 216 8946

www.facebook.com/kevinsteelpainters&decorators

concrete & paving

• Driveways

• Earthquake repairs

• New Home Specialists

• Patios & Paths

tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

www.affordableconcrete.co.nz

Driveways

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

(Since 2005)

Over 22 Years Experience

Quality

Workmanship

• Driveways

• Kerb &

Channel

• Garden Edging

Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

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

PLUMBING &

DRAINAGE

SERVING

CHRISTCHURCH

AND WIDER

CANTERBURY REGION

WITH QUALITY

WORKMANSHIP

AND SERVICE.

PHONE HAMISH BALDWIN

027 636 3499


Thursday October 17 2019 The Star 43

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

PLUMBER

PLUMBER

PLUMBER

plumbING AND GAS

NEED A PLUMBER

Call us now for fast friendly service.

Get your problems sorted out

quick smart - on time!!

Phone for a

FREE

quote now.

Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

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

New housing

Renovations

General maintenance

Hot water cylinders

Gas hot water conversions

Competitive rates

Free quotes

Phone: 021 403 470

Email: scott@scottsplumbing.nz

• 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

4 2 6 5 7 4

DISCOUNT FOR

SUPER GOLD CARD

HOLDERS!

FREE QUOTES

0800 H20 LPG

ROOF REPAIRS

tree services

VIDEO PRODUCTION

WINDOW TINTING

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

TREE STUMP

GRINDING

TREE REMOVALS

Qualified Arborist

Insured - FREE quotes

Phone Mark 022 085 0300

E info@superiorstumps.co.nz

www.superiorstumps.co.nz

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

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Trades & Services

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

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

Trades & Services

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

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

Trades & Services

PLASTER MASONRY

PAINTING

WALLPAPERING

Roofing & Brick

Repairs, Stucco, Fixing,

Stopping, Cracks &

Holes. Small jobs ok.

30 yrs exp . Free quotes.

Gary 3428950 / 021 529

022

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

Trades & Services

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Van & Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

022

SPOUTING CLEANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out. Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

SPOUTING

CLEANING

SPECIALIST

15 years experience.

Hundreds of happy

customers. Ring or text Jo

021 164 0365

Trades & Services

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 or 3583323

- 7 days

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

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

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

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

Wanted To Buy

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

Entertainment

Entertainment

Entertainment

OpEning nigHT!

SAT 19 TH OcTOBER

6.30pm START

ADULTS $20 Seniors $10

FAMILY PASS $40

Children $5 Under 5yrs free

(2 adults & up to

4 children 15yrs & under)

DOUBLEDAYS ROAD KAiApOi

infOLinE 03 364 8833

www.wOODfORDgLEn.cO.nz


44 The Star Thursday October 17 2019

Situations Vacant

DRIVETECH LTD

“TRAINING TOMORROWS DRIVERS TODAY”

HEAVY TRAFFIC

Class 2, 3, 4 & 5 Vehicle Recovery, Wheels,

Tracks, Rollers & Dangerous Goods.

Entertainment

FORKLIFT ENDORSEMENT (F & OSH)

Driving related Health & Safety training.

Passenger, Logbook & Load Security training.

Interested Free Time Payments

(Terms and conditions apply)

CAR DRIVING LESSONS

• Pre Employment Assessments

• H&S Driver Assessments

• Advanced Driver Training

FREEPHONE 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) or 03 348 8481

info@drivetech.co.nz / www.drivetech.co.nz

Over the years, Grant Amos has helped thousands

of people overcome their fear of flying.

Enrolments for our next “Flying Without Fear”

Programme are now being taken in your area.

REMEMBER, FEAR OF FLYING IS NOT

IRRATIONAL - DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT IS

For further details, contact Sue on 09 483 5547

or 0800 737 225 www.flyok.co.nz

Wanted To Buy

DOWNSIZING?

GARAGE SALE?

Cash paid for estate china.

Ph 3131878 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

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

GERMAN Language

tuition given by highly

qualified tutor, weekends

available , ph 03 383 5559

Susi

Public Notices

Battered

Women’s Trust

AGM

Wednesday 13th

November 2019

33 Sir William

Pickering Drive,

Christchuch

5.30pm

All Welcome

Public Notices

HOUSE & GARAGE

Cleanout. I’ll pick up for

free. Ph 022 510 5420.

Recycling Man. Charity

for Chch.

Situations Vacant

Greenhouse

Assistant

Regular part time

greenhouse work

available Marshland

area. Start 7.00am,

working approximately

5 hours per day from 2

to 5 days a week.

Duties include

harvesting, packaging

and sowing

Microgreens and

related activities. The

work is light but a need

for detail is esential.

Would suit someone

who has an interest

in greenhouse

horticulture.

Phone: 03 385 5577

or email:

kipps-patch@xtra.co.nz

Public Notices

Situations Vacant

Computer Work.

Looking for person to

download onto I pad. Few

hours per week.Could be

more later. Ph 027 223

0948

MATURE Lady required,

for escort service, private

- day shift hours, txt 022

130 0848

CROSSWORD 116

Across: 1. Betting, 5. Amass, 8. Optical, 9. Early, 10.

Sheen, 11. Examine, 12. Dashed, 14. Doings, 17.

Bravado, 19. Watch, 22. Cling, 23. Corsair, 24. Erase,

25. Mystery.

Down: 1. Books, 2. Tithe, 3. Incense, 4. Gullet, 5.

Arena, 6. Arraign, 7. Shyness, 12. Debacle, 13.

Stamina, 15. Onwards, 16. Dot com, 18. Argue, 20.

Trace, 21. Hardy.

DECODER

WORDBUILDER

Aft, ant, aunt, fan, fat, fault, faun, flan, flat,

FLAUNT, flu, fun, lat, nut, tan, tau, tufa,

tun, tuna, T H Eulna.

P U Z Z L E

C O M P A N Y

Vehicles Wanted

Vehicles Wanted

All puzzles copyright

T H E P U Z Z L E C O M P A N Y

www.thepuzzlecompany.co.nz

STAMP AND

POSTCARD FAIR

The Philatelic Centre

67 Mandeville Street,

Riccarton

Saturday 19th October

9am-12pm

Sellers tables available

Phone 027 6354 957

Crossword Solutions

Entertainments

SUDOKU

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle depollution systems

Vehicles Wanted

0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz


Thursday October 17 2019 The Star 45

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 17 - Wednesday 23 October 2019

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Thursday 7pm - Quiz. Sunday 3pm - Ranchsliders, $15

entry. Monday 7pm - Quiz. Wednesday 7pm -

Traditional Irish Music Session.

CASHMERE CLUB, 50 Colombo St: Thursday

7pm - Cashmere Ukulele Group.

CASSELS BLUE SMOKE, 3 Gardlands Rd:

Friday 7.30pm - Reb Fountain, ticketed. Tuesday 7.30pm

- Shooglenifty Aeotearoa Tour Spring 2019, ticketed.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, Victoria St:

Thursday 8pm - Blackie. Friday 7pm - Moonlighting.

Saturday 8pm - Rockabella. Sunday 7.30pm - Sly

Manhattan.

CHRISTCHURCH TOWN HALL, 86 Kilmore

St: Saturday 7.30pm - CSO presents The Romantics.

Tickets at Ticketek.

GBC, 110 Marshland Rd, Shirley: Saturday

5.30pm - Rhonda Campbell Duo.

HORNBY WMC, 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby:

Saturday 4.15pm - Marion’s Outlaws; 8pm - Unhinged.

HORNCASTLE ARENA, Jack Hinton Drive:

Event tickets at Ticketek.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, 145 Gloucester St:

Saturday 8pm - Postmodern Jukebox, ticketed.

KENSINGTON FUN HOUSE, 185

Manchester St: Thursday 7pm - Songwriters in the

Roung feat. Penny Cain & Jimmy Taylor (aka ‘The Penny

Blacks’; Geoff Farmer; Phil Doublet, $5 entry. Friday

8pm - Free Stand Up Comedy. Saturday 8pm - Stand Up

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

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118 Racecourse Rd,

Sockburn: Sunday 6pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

RICHMOND WMC, 75 London St: Friday 7pm -

DnD Duo (Jojo & Mark).

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St, Hornby: Friday

8.30pm - Misfitz. Saturday 8.30pm - DV8. Wednesday -

Mickey Rat Karaoke.

Barry Saunders (of Warratahs fame) is amongst a

line up of musicians celebrating the music of

Bob Dylan at the Wunderbar in Lyttelton on Friday night.

THE BOWER, 487 New Brighton Rd: Saturday

7pm - Sue & Kathy’s combined Birthday Bash feat. DnD

Showband, free (all welcome).

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84 Riccarton Rd:

Thursday 9.30pm - Karaoke. Friday - Elle Duo. Saturday

- Lance Kiwi. Wednesday 9pm- Karaoke.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd: Thursday

8pm - Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and Peter

K Malthus). Friday 8.30pm - Open Mic. Tuesday 8pm -

Karaoke. Wednesday 8pm - Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick

Buchanan, and Peter K Malthus).

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd,

Addington: Thursday 7pm - Learn to Rock n Roll.

Friday 9.30pm - X-Files Duo. Saturday 9.30pm - Old

Skool. Tuesday 7.30pm - Quiz. Wednesday 8pm -

Karaoke with Lance Kiwi.

THE PAPANUI CLUB, 310 Sawyers Arms Rd:

Sunday 3pm - Kayla G.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 43 Hargood St: Saturday

7.30pm - I Alone.

WUNDERBAR, Lyttelton: Friday 8pm - Bob

Dylan ‘The Music of a Folk Concert’ feat Barry Saunders

(The Warratahs): Adam McGrath (The Eastern); Holly

Arrowsmith; Amiria Grenell; Al Park; Adam Hattaway;

Ben Brown, plus special guest, ticketed. Saturday 9pm -

Deep Space, ticketed. Tuesday 7pm - Open Mic.

‘Famous for their roasts!’

SENIOR’S SPECIAL

Two courses: $

22

Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

Conditions apply

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Kid’s Special

Two courses

Great Kid’s menu plus

designated play area.

$

13

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

WESTPORT - BULLER

RACE DAY:

FEBRUARY 8TH 2020


46 The Star Thursday October 17 2019

This Week at the

Hornby Club

let’s

eat

The Club Café

is open daily for

Lunch & Dinner

Bring the whole family!

Check Out These Club Café Dining Specials!

CLUBS NEW ZEALAND WARMLY WELCOME MEMBERS,

THEIR GUESTS AND AFFILIATE CLUB MEMBERS.

SAT. 2 NOV. 2019 | TWO SHOWS IN ONE!

Tue, Wed, Thu

Midday to 2pm

Friday

FRIDAY

Roast of the Day with veges

or Fish of the Day with

chips & salad

Add a dessert for

just $5

Saturday

Tonight’s

Dinner Deal

DND SHOWBAND RETURN TO THE HORNBY CLUB WITH

TWO OF THEIR MOST POPULAR TRIBUTE SHOWS

ABBA & FLEETWOOD MAC

GREAT SONGS, COSTUMES, PROFESSIONAL SOUND & LIGHTS. THIS LIVE BAND

IS RENOWNED FOR ITS TRIBUTE SHOWS. THIS IS AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!

PRE SALE TICKETS $25 AT THE CLUB OFFICE. DOOR SALES $30.

SHOW STARTS AT 7.30PM. DOORS OPEN AT 6.30PM

HORNBY CLUB, 17 CARMEN ROAD, HORNBY. PHONE 03 349 9026

PRESENTED BY DND SHOWBAND WWW.DNDSHOWBAND.COM

Sunday

Friday 25 Oct

only

Rock’n’Roll

Dinner Deal

Steak, Eggs

Chips &

Salad

THIS SATURDAY, 4.15PM

MARION’S

OUTLAWS

THIS SATURDAY, 7.30PM

UNHINGED

FRIDAY

www.hornbywmc.co.nz/events

COMING UP

NEXT WEEKEND

FRIDAY 25: RnR LENGENDS

SATURDAY 26: SHALOW

SUNDAY 27:

HEART OF COUNTRY

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

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

What’s On @ Woolston

THIS SATURDAY 7.30PM

UPCOMING EVENTS

LIVE MUSIC

I Alone

THIS SATURDAY - RUGBY LIVE ON SKY

6.30PM - Mitre 10 Cup Semi Final

Wellington v CANTERBURY

8.15PM - International Rugby 1/4 Final

ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA

11.15PM - International Rugby 1/4 Final

ALL BLACKS v IRELAND

43 Hargood St, Woolston. Ph 03 389 7039

www.woolstonclub.co.nz

Follow us on Facebook

www.facebook.com/WoostonclubInc

RESTAURANT OPEN

Wednesday - Sunday from 5pm

Woolston Weeklies

TUE: STEAK, EGG, CHIPS

& PINT FOR $20

WED: HALF PRICE RIBS $10

THU: 2-4-1 PIZZA

FRI: KIDS DINE FREE

FRI:

1/2 CHOOK & CHIPS,

SLAW & GRAVY for $28

SUN: BUFFET ROAST

TWO COURSE $20

HOU S I E

TUESDAY 12.45PM

THURSDAY 7.30PM

FRIDAY 7.30PM

SATURDAY 12.30PM


Thursday October 17 2019 The Star 47

What s On

AT THE

Cashmere Club

50 Colombo Street

Ph 03 332 0092

MEAT RAFFLES from 4pm

HAPPY HOUR 5pm-6pm

MEMBERS’

CASH

DRAW

THURSDAY

& FRIDAY

$800

6.15pm

THURSDAY

REDRAW

6.15PM FRIDAY

IF NOT WON.

THURSDAY from 7pm

CASHMERE UKULELE GROUP

FRIDAY from 7pm

HOUSIE

SATURDAY from 6.30pm

MITRE 10 CUP SEMI-FINAL

WELLINGTON v

CANTERBURY






















E: cashmere@

cashmereclub.co.nz

www.cashmereclub.co.nz

RIVERVIEW

RESTAURANT

SUNDAY DINNER

5.30-9.30PM THIS SUNDAY

THREE

COURSES $25pp

KIDS EAT *FREE

ALL WELCOME

*under 12 when accompanied

by an adult dining

BOOKINGS RECOMMENDED

PH: 03 332 0092

INTERNATIONAL RUGBY!

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·

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Unbeatable selection

You’ll be spoiled for choice!

Lunch & Dinner

All you can eat, 7 days

Senior’s

Lunch Special

$23 50 ALL YOU CAN EAT

Monday to Friday

Conditions apply

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088

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

IN THE BAR

HAPPY HOUR 5PM - 7PM DAILY

LIVE MUSIC THIS SATURDAY

5.30-7.30PM

Rhonda Campbell

Duo

LIVE SKY SPORT ON THE

GBC BIG SCREEN

IN THE CAFE

OUR CABINET ITEMS ARE HOMEMADE

CREATED FRESH ON SITE DAILY

Breakfast

AVAILABLE

FROM

9AM

DAILY

COFFEE

HAPPY

H O U R

2PM-4PM

DAILY $3.50

Offer available for a

limited time and includes

tea, hot chocolate

Lunch $12 Specials

MON: ROAST MEAL

TUE: FISH & CHIPS

WED: FISH BURGER

THU: ROAST MEAL

SAT: FISH & CHIPS

AVAILABLE FROM

11.30AM-2PM

FOR A LIMITED TIME

PHONE 385 8880 FIND US ON FACEBOOK fb.com/GBCCHCH

THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX

110 MARSHLAND RD

www.gardenhotel.co.nz | phone 385 3132


48 The Star Thursday October 17 2019

FINAL WEEK! FINAL WEEK! FINAL WEEK!

ON SALE

NZ MADE LOUNGE

CUSTOM MADE BY YOU IN 3

EASY STEPS.

BUY

NOW

PAY IN

2021 *

T & C’s apply.

1

2

3

Choose your style.

Choose your fabric.

Choose your size.

More information on our Courtney and Diego

NZ Made Sofas in store.

ALL LOUNGE ON SALE

Summer sun is

just around the corner...

ALL OUTDOOR ON SALE

VENO

7 Piece Dining

Suite – W150

WAS $1139

NOW $

919

Extension Table

150 – 190cm

PALERMO

3 Seater WAS $ 1199 NOW $ 999

Single Seater WAS $ 499 NOW $ 425

Ottoman WAS $ 259 NOW $ 219

Low Dining Table WAS $ 725 NOW $ 599

ALL DINING ON SALE

WHITEHAVEN

BEDROOM RANGE

Queen Bed WAS $ 1149

NOW $

899

Bedside WAS $ 299

NOW $

259

ALL BEDROOM ON SALE

OPEN LATE NIGHT THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS to 7PM - UNTIL OCTOBER 21st.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS SALE ENDS 21.10.19.

Shop

Online

Nationwide

Delivery

Finance

Options

Cnr Blenheim & Curletts Rds, Christchurch

Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

targetfurniture.co.nz

Offers and product prices advertised here expire 21/10/19.

Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories.

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