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has Christchurch business PureTrails

in high demand. PureTrails CEO

Hilary Weller says e-bikes were a faroff

dream when she set up her familyrun

business 15 years ago; in fact, the

internet was only just starting to take

off. But, now, they have more first-time

cyclists and people with differing levels

of ability joining their South Island

cycling tours.

“So much has changed since then in

terms of technology. We used to post

people information packs and they

would send us a cheque for payment.

Everything took a lot longer and was

more labour intensive.”

PureTrails’ original bike tour focused

on the Otago Rail Trail. This was

the main trip for the first five to six

years; however, the company now

offers 12 different tour options which

cover most of the South Island. These

include traverses of the Southern

Alps, the West Coast Wilderness Trail,

Queenstown Trail, Canterbury High

Country Trail and a wine tasting tour

of the Marlborough region.

Hilary says the government-led New

Zealand Cycle Trail initiative (Nga

Haerenga) which began in 2009 to

provide a safe and sustainable way to

explore the country, while generating

environmental, economic and social

benefits for local communities, has

changed the way people travel.

“It’s an amazing initiative which means

we can safely explore magical places

throughout New Zealand. The trails

also provide fantastic infrastructure

in terms of food, transport and


“Being able to use locally owned

accommodation and hospitality

providers is important to us and

our clients. It provides a much more

real experience with genuine local

knowledge and hospitality.”

PureTrails’ tours are usually six days,

with most tour participants in the

60+ age bracket. Sixty per cent of the

company’s clients are New Zealanders,

mainly from the North Island, with 35

per cent Australians and the remaining

five per cent a mix of British, American


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“We have around 70 bikes of our

own and then hire about 600 bikes

per season. Tours generally run from

October to May to take advantage of

the warmer weather.”

Advances in e-bike technology have

made it easier and more accessible for

people of different abilities to enjoy a

cycle tour together, along with those

who may not have the same level of

fitness due to health issues.

“Technology is such an equaliser and

I love that e-bikes allow people to

continue biking for many more years

than a traditional bike, even after

having surgery for hips or knees. We

have clients aged in their late 80s who

are still going strong on their e-bikes.

If you’re not a confident biker, or a

couple or friends at different levels,

then an e-bike can also be the perfect

option to allow you to both enjoy the


Digital connectivity is also important

for clients wanting to connect with

friends or family during their tour and

a reliable Wi-Fi connection is vital at

accommodation stops along the way.

“Clients expect fast and reliable Wi-

Fi so they can share their photos and

videos via social media, and they are

also keen to check in with friends and

family. “What’s the Wi-Fi code?” is one

of the first questions people ask when

we get to our accommodation each


Hilary says while digital connectivity

has improved along some trails, other

areas still have a way to go; especially

in Canterbury’s back country and

some parts of rural Kaikoura.

Hilary sees a bright future ahead for

her business with the development

of more cycle trails throughout the

country backed by increased demand

for more active holidays and continued

growth for the e-bike market.


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Dance instructor Patrick Richards holds

West Coast Swing dance classes Monday and

Wednesday nights at PT50.

“West Coast dance is a swing type style and is

fun, simple, stylish and modern. Classes in West

Melton located at 350 Bells Road are Monday

and Wednesday nights, from 8-9. Everyone is

invited,” Patrick says.



It’s the official dance of the American state of

California and is suitable for everyone – even if

you’ve never danced before. It can be danced to

many styles of music including R&B, pop, Top

40, blues, soul, funk, contemporary, jazz, rock,

Latin and much more. Besides, Patrick will be

teaching to suit your level.

Come on in and join them – the first night is


• 8 pm start time in West Melton at PT50 350

Bells Road

• All are welcome

• You don’t have to have a partner

• You don’t need to know how to dance

• $10 to drop in and attend or you can buy a

monthly pass for $30 dollars and attend all 1 or

all of 8 classes.

• The dance is open to everyone, all shapes and

sizes because anyone can learn how to dance and


Get your dancing shoes on and join Patrick and

the group at the West Coast Swing. Have fun,

enjoy the health benefits and make new friends.


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international superstar tenor Simon

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of Music Director Tyme Marsters and

compere Tim Beveridge to perform

tenor classics and raise funds for the

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New Zealand born, Simon O’Neill has

established himself as one of the finest

helden-tenors on the international

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in New Zealand which consists of over

thirty musicians of all ages.

The band’s existing hall was damaged

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search, the award-winning brass band

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historic Dampier Street site. Significant

fundraising is now sought to rebuild

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Woolston Brass and their pioneering

education programme – the Woolston

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group and two training bands;

Woolston Junior Band and Woolston

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Friday 8 November, 7.30pm

James Hay Theatre Tickets available at Ticketek

Sunday 10 November, 2.00pm

Ashburton Trust Event Centre Tickets available at TicketDirect

Simon O’Neill is proudly donating

his voice to help Woolston Brass raise

funds for the new band hall. The

fundraising concerts being held Friday

8 November at the Christchurch James

Hay Theatre and Sunday 10 November

at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre

will feature tenor classics such as

traditional Irish ballad Danny Boy

(Londonderry Air), Caruso written

by Italian composer Dalla, the famous

Swedish Folk Song (How Great Thou

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Factotum from Rossini’s opera The

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also perform contemporary brass

band works such as Tom Davoren’s

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November. I’ve always admired their

musical excellence and reputation

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“Out of a tragedy can come a new direction,” says

Sarah Dean Founder of the Road Accident Trauma

Charitable Trust.

The sole focus of our trust is to make an influential

difference and contribution toward the reduction

of road trauma in our communities. The scale and

magnitude of road crashes is far too great on a

socio and economic impact.


How did this idea arise?

Unfortunately, in 2003 I was involved in two

serious road crashes and two further subsequent

crashes in 2007 and 2013 which I sustained some

significant injuries. I found there was a need for

support services for those who had been affected

by road traffic related trauma. We were initially

founded to provide a service for those who did

not meet the criteria for counselling support

under ACC and to promote education to industry

professionals. This is the first Charitable Trust of its

kind in New Zealand.

What are some highlights through the years?

We have provided services for hundreds of road

accident victims.

2016 it was a privilege to develop New Zealand’s

first Road Accident Remembrance Day which is

an annual large public event to acknowledge those

in our community who have impacted by road

trauma and provides the opportunity to focus on

road safety – which prevents such tragedies on our


2017 it was really humbling to found the

Canterbury Road Trauma Awards which now coinsides

with our Road Accident Remembrance Day.

This year these two events will be held on Saturday,

9 November 2019 in North Hagley Park at 2.00pm.

2019 we were proud to launch ‘Local Legends’ who

are local ambassadors who promote and endorse

the Canterbury Road Trauma Awards. We are also

hosting our first official event, tailored towards

men ‘Men of Impact’, held at Benny’s Barbershop

on Tuesday, 5 November at 6.00pm, it’s so vital we

continue to have influential and inspirational role

models in our lives. We established the Road Shows

‘Road Trauma in our Community’ which provides

stories of recovery, inspiration and support to

our rural communities. It is important we engage

directly with the communities most deeply


2020 will be a big year for us, it is our ten year

anniversary and will be nationalising our Awards.

We will continue to focus on our Road Shows ‘Road

Trauma in our Community’ expanding across

many districts in the Canterbury community and

beyond. We are also hosting our Corporate Charity

Golf Tournament on Thursday, 19 March at the

Russley Golf Club.

“Out of tragedy you can find inspiration and

compassion, it’s really a huge privilege to make

an influential difference to the lives of others and

to create a platform for others to ‘have a voice’.

Thank you to the Police, Fire and Emergency, St.

John, New Zealand Transport Agency, Canterbury

District Health Board, Canterbury Charity Hospital

and Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust,

counsellors and medical professionals and so many

others who support and dedicated their careers

to those who have unfortunately been impacted a

road trauma accident. It is so comforting knowing

there are support services who are there at the time

of the accident and throughout each individual’s

recovery.” says Sarah Dean.

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At a time when we are living longer and healthier lives it is

also the case that the glue that formerly kept families together

and in communication with one another has been stretched to

breaking point.

The Care of the Children Act 2004 recognised this evolving

family dynamic and the Act ensures that children have a way

to maintain and develop a relationship with all wider family

members including Grandparents.

A frequent issue arising for grandparents can be contact

with their grandchildren in circumstances where either

their child or their child’s partner becomes disenchanted

with them and/or their partner and as a consequence stops

contact with grandparents. Alternately it may be that one of

the grandparents’ children is a disinterested parent and that

provides a block on communication and contact.

It will come as no surprise and perhaps some satisfaction

that both the Courts and Oranga Tamariki have recognised

the increasingly important role played by grandparents in

the lives of their grandchildren. In a Rotorua case in 2008

Judge Mackenzie noted that grandparents can “offer benefits

to children different from parents, often because of life

experiences and also because of greater availability of time”.

In the Nelson Family Court Judge Russell commented “As

I have said in a number of cases, it takes “a village to raise a

child”, and good grandparents can teach children much about

life which the children’s own parents cannot. They come from

a different generation and can teach children matters from a

different perspective than can the children’s own parents.”

This brief commentary is directed to contact as distinct from

day to day care (or what used to be called “custody”). In the

case of contact then, grandparents have a right to apply to

Court, subject to leave being granted. It would be unusual

for the Courts not to grant leave in circumstances where

grandparents are clearly motivated by a genuine interest

in their grandchild and had a desire to have a meaningful

relationship with them.

Before applying to the Court

grandparents would need to go through

a process known as FDR (Family

Dispute Resolution). That requires the

parties to mediate with the parents

of the child with a view to reaching a

satisfactory outcome. That process can

take up to 6 weeks and does have a cost.

If the matter is unable to be resolved

at the FDR stage, then an application

can be made to the Court for contact

and at the same time an application



for leave. If you find yourself in this

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Pigeon pose is a common yoga pose. It works

to open the hips. There are multiple versions

of this stretch. The first is a starting version

known as the reclining pigeon pose. If you are

just starting your treatment, you should try the

reclining pose first.

1. While on your back, bring your right leg up

to a right angle. Clasp both hands behind the

thigh, locking your fingers.

2. Lift your left leg and place your right ankle

on top of the left knee.

3. Hold the position for a moment. This helps

stretch the tiny piriformis muscle, which

sometimes becomes inflamed and presses

against the sciatic nerve, causing pain.

4. Do the same exercise with the other leg.

Once you can do the reclining version without

pain, work with your health care professional

on sitting and forward versions of pigeon pose.


1. Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out

straight in front of you.

2. Bend your right leg, putting your right ankle

on top of the left knee.

3. Lean forward and allow your upper body to

reach toward your thigh.

4. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds. This stretches the

glutes and lower back.

5. Repeat on the other side.


1. Kneel on the floor on all fours.

2. Pick up your right leg and move it forward

on the ground in front of your body. Your lower

leg should be on the ground, horizontal to the

body. Your right foot should be in front of your

right knee while your right knee stays to the


3. Stretch the left leg out all the way behind

you on the floor, with the top of the foot on the

ground and toes pointing back.

4. Shift your body weight gradually from

your arms to your legs so that your legs are

supporting your weight. Sit up straight with

your hands on either side of your legs.

5. Take a deep breath. While exhaling, lean

your upper body forward over your front leg.

Support your weight with your arms as much as


6. Repeat on the other side.



This simple stretch helps relieve sciatica pain by

loosening your gluteal and piriformis muscles,

which can become inflamed and press against

the sciatic nerve.

1. Lie on your back with your legs extended

and your feet flexed upward.

2. Bend your right leg and clasp your hands

around the knee.

3. Gently pull your right leg across your body

toward your left shoulder. Hold it there for 30

seconds. Remember to pull your knee only as

far as it will comfortably go. You should feel a

relieving stretch in your muscle, not pain.

4. Push your knee so your leg returns to its

starting position.

5. Repeat for a total of 3 reps, and then switch



Sciatica pain is triggered when vertebrae in the

spine compress. This stretch helps create space

in the spine to relieve pressure on the sciatic


1. Sit on the ground with your legs extended

straight out with your feet flexed upward.

2. Bend your right knee and place your foot

flat on the floor on the outside of your opposite


3. Place your left elbow on the outside of your

right knee to help you gently turn your body

toward the right.

4. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat three times,

then switch sides.



This stretch can help ease pain and tightness in

the hamstring caused by sciatica.

1. Place your right foot on an elevated surface

at or below your hip level. This could be a chair,

ottoman, or step on a staircase. Flex your foot

so your toes and leg are straight. If your knee

tends to hyperextend, keep a slight bend in it.

2. Bend your body forward slightly toward

your foot. The further you go, the deeper the

stretch. Do not push so far that you feel pain.

3. Release the hip of your raised leg downward

as opposed to lifting it up. If you need help

easing your hip down, loop a yoga strap or long

exercise band over your right thigh and under

your left foot.

4. Hold for at least 30 seconds, and then repeat

on the other side.


Be cautious and work with the flexibility of your

body. If you attend a class or watch YouTube

videos, those people have been practicing for a

while. Don’t compare yourself or push yourself.

Flow with your body and if you have kind of

pain, you should stop. You can try again at

another time.







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Yoga New Zealand (YogaNZ), the national

yoga body for yoga in Aotearoa New Zealand,

was relaunched yesterday.

First established by Yoga Australia three years

ago, it is now operationally supported by


With its own national yoga council guiding its

operation, YogaNZ becomes 100 percent New

Zealand run and operated, ExerciseNZ chief

executive Richard Beddie says.

“We support all forms of movement and

physical activity. We know hundreds of

thousands of Kiwis regularly practice yoga

and the numbers have more than doubled in

the last 10 years. Twenty years ago, it would

have been a small fraction of one percent.

“We are backing YogaNZ as part of the

greater physical activity and movement space,

and their annual event, the hauora yoga

conference is now part of YogaNZ’s offering.

“YogaNZ also now links with global yoga

networks and initiatives to pursue best

practice and facilitate the two-way sharing

of knowledge. This significantly helps to

enhance the international standing of yoga in

Aotearoa New Zealand.

“Yoga is practised by more than 100,000

Kiwis at more than 500 yoga studios and

classes around New Zealand, making it one

of the fastest growing physical activities in the


Yoga is valuable as an activity in its own

right, as well as being complementary to

other exercise activities. It is common now

for regular gym users to add yoga into their

fitness regimes.

In addition to benefiting the physical body,

yoga also has a profound effect on mental

and emotional health, including our ability

to maintain equanimity in a world constantly

pulling us in so many different directions.

Yoga creates a bridge of care, affecting all

aspects of our health and bringing us to a

place of optimal health.

“Studies show that yoga may help improve

mental health, heart health, which is an

essential component of overall health

reduce several risk factors for heart disease

and improve heart conditions alone or in

combination with a healthy lifestyle,” Beddie


YogaNZ Council chair Heather Robinson

says yoga therapy is now a growing activity

where experienced yoga teachers with

additional training as specialists teach yoga

in a therapeutic setting, often as helpful

support to medical and other complementary


“Yoga also improves quality of life. It is

becoming increasingly common as an adjunct

therapy to improve well-being for many


“Relief from stress is also a key factor. Yoga

improves the body, calms the mind and helps

bring balance into our lives.

“Stress is almost a given in a developed

country and, as a result, the mindful

component of yoga is so beneficial and

desired. While yoga can vary in physical

intensity, it always provides people with the

best methods of being mindful, which is

something that so many people benefit from

and seek in today’s busy lifestyles,” Robinson


For further information contact Richard

Beddie on 027 5205744

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The attendees and teachers of the

September 2019 Dangerous Decibels

training program





“New Zealand is heading towards

more than one in five kiwis having

often preventable hearing loss due to

noise, particularly from such activities

as extra loud music players, concerts

and music, particularly when delivered

through headphones and ear buds

from YouTube and Bluetooth.” Says

Tony Rush, President of Hearing NZ

Dangerous Decibels is a course which

enables educators to run trainings in

colleges, schools and kindergartens

on the dangers of excess noise, the

irrevocable damage to hearing it

can cause, and on how to protect

yourself and your hearing health.

More importantly, according to Dr

David Welch, both the course and the

ultimate experience in classes around

the country is designed to be fun.

“It’s the fun and interaction that excites

the imagination and creates deeper

learning that can stay with children

over time”, according to Dr Welch. “It’s

the fun and deep understanding that

changes behaviours”.

The Dangerous Decibels (or DD)

course is a joint venture between

Auckland University and Hearing New

Zealand. DD was originally created

by a number of North American

Universities and has been developed

further in New Zealand and Singapore.

The sixteen attendees on the twoday

course are drawn from Hearing

New Zealand affiliated members

throughout the country. The DD team

involves experts in Audiology, Health

and Safety, Auditory Physiology, and

Health Promotion, and Carolynne

Riley, from Hearing NZ who may

well be the world’s most experienced

DD Educator: she has taught

approximately 19,000 people.

Carolynne Riley not only works

as a Hearing Educator at Hearing

Hastings but is the Frontline staff

representative on the National Board

at Hearing NZ. Carolynne believes

“education is the direction we need to

go in to reduce the incidence of noise

induced hearing loss (NIHL). NIHL

is easily preventable; the DD training

delivers this message in an interactive

and memorable way. Our hearing is

precious but when it’s gone, it’s gone, it

doesn’t come back!”

Students discover just how important

it can be to “Turn it Down!”, “Walk

Away” and how to “Protect Ears”. With

the help of scientific tools, students

measure sound and learn about

decibels. They explore sound, the way

it travels, and how they can

protect their hearing for

years to come!

One attendee, commented

that “The Dangerous

Decibels training

programme is a valuable

tool to have, it helps us to

educate people (young and

old) to protect their hearing

because once it’s gone it

won’t come back.”

Noise induced hearing

loss can be prevented.

Bring the Dangerous

Decibels Training to your

organisation by getting

in contact with your local

Hearing New Zealand

branch. Visit www.hearing. for more information

and contact details.




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