The Star: November 14, 2019

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

THE FAMILY

BRAINS

TRUST

page 3

Robertson’s

All Blacks

blow

page 31

‘Mum would be

devastated if I died’

Lauren

Smith

tumbled

600m down

a mountain

in the

Southern

Alps and

has lived to

tell the story.

She talks

exclusively

to reporter

Sophie

Cornish on

pages 4 & 5

Lauren Smith and a photo she took

of Mt Rolleston before her 600m fall.


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Our darkest day...................................................6-7

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• By Louis Day

A PENGUIN has been adopted

in memory of teenage cancer

sufferer Megan Hore who died

last month.

The penguin was adopted by

Megan’s family on Friday for

what would have been her 20th

birthday.

Megan (right), who was the

daughter of well-known blind

organist Richard Hore, was

declared cancer-free about 13

months ago after battling bone

cancer for more than a year.

However, in August the

cancer returned. She had to have

more than half of her left lung

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Family adopts penguin in memory of Megan

• By Louis Day

FEW PARENTS are lucky

enough to see one of their

children named dux – but Lianne

and Steven Everingham have

seen all four receive the honour.

Last week their youngest child

Rebecca was crowned Marian

College dux, making her the

fourth in the family to receive the

accolade.

After watching her three

siblings earn their titles, Rebecca

said being named dux was a

“relief.”

“I did not want to be the only

child that did not get it,” she said.

“I just wanted to be like them

[her siblings]. Ever since I was little

I looked up to them and they

were my inspiration.”

Rebecca credits part of the

family’s academic success to the

“lots of Coke Zero in the house.”

“I think we should stop buying

it because we are all a bit addicted

but it just gets us through those

long nights of study.”

She said having two teachers as

parents also helped.

“Ever since we were little, we

saw mum and dad working hard

and with both parents being

teachers, that love for learning

really rubbed off on us.”

Her mother works at Avonside

Girls’ High and her father at

Christ’s College.

Mrs Everingham said “it was

pretty cool” to see their fourth

child receive the honour.

“That was a lovely feeling as a

parent and to see all the support

from her friends and teachers

was really great,” she said.

Rebecca plans to go to Victoria

University in Wellington next

year to study ecology and biodiversity,

as well as literary and

creative communications.

Her brother Matthew, who

was the St Bede’s College dux in

2012, graduated from Canterbury

removed after cancerous nodules

were found on it. Her condition

then deteriorated, and she was

diagnosed with leukaemia and

told it was terminal.

She died on October 7.

Her mother Marilyn Hore

said they had planned to adopt a

penguin every year on the day of

her birthday.

“Meg loved penguins. She

thought they were brilliant, and

when she discovered that she

could adopt them so that they

could do the research and keep

the colony going, she got really

University with law and music

degrees and is now working in

the United States as a musical

director.

Their sister Elizabeth was

crowned Marian College dux in

2014 and has since completed

degrees in law and history.

And Hannah was Marian

College dux in 2016 and is

currently studying physics and

spanish at Canterbury University.

excited about it,” Mrs Hore said.

“Meg was all about the

environment. She wanted to save

the planet – this was one way she

could help.”

The family has not named the

penguin yet, but Megan gave

them strict instructions its name

has to begin with the letter p.

The penguin was adopted

from the Oamaru Blue Penguin

Colony.

The sponsorship fee for

the adoption will go towards

conservation and research into

the penguin colony.

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ACHIEVERS: (From left to right) – Elizabeth, Rebecca,

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Arrest made after

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A woman has been arrested and

two other suspects are on the

run after an alleged aggravated

robbery at a home in Redwood.

The incident on Daniels Rd,

near Hannah Pl, was reported

to police just before 2am on

Monday. Detective Senior

Sergeant Craig Johnson said

one of the offenders had a

blunt weapon. A 22-year-old

woman has been charged with

aggravated robbery and was

remanded in custody. She is due

to appear in the district court

again today. Detective Senior

Sergeant Johnson said police

are seeking two more people in

relation to the incident. He said

the robbery targeted electronic

items in the home. St John

spokesman Gerard Campbell

said one person was treated

at the scene but not taken to

hospital.

Women in custody

following stabbing

A 38-year-old Burwood woman

has been charged and remanded

in custody following a stabbing

incident in Kaiapoi on Tuesday.

Chantelle Amanda Park, an

administration clerk, was

charged with wounding a man

with intent to cause grievous

bodily harm. She appeared

in the district court yesterday

and did not make a plea. She

was remanded until her next

appearance on Monday. The

victim is in a stable condition in

hospital.

Man and woman face

murder charges

Two murder charges have been

laid four weeks after the death

of Christchurch man, Jared

Little. Previously a 25-year-old

woman and a 22-year-old

man were being held in

custody on burglary charges

in relation to the incident.

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Ford confirmed on Wednesday

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22-year-old man have now been

charged with murder. Mr Little

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Climber tells of her near-death

AS LAUREN Smith

uncontrollably tumbled

hundreds of metres down a

mountain, she was sure she was

going to die.

“Each time I hit my head, I

was wondering how I was still

conscious,” Miss Smith said.

“A lot ran through my mind

during that time, including how

devastated my mum would be if

I died.

“I had absolutely no control in

that moment and that was the

scariest part. I had lost my ice

axe at the top. Combined with

the speed I was falling and my

body bouncing from the drops

down the bluffs, it was only near

the bottom which I gained some

control.”

The 25-year-old medical

student, who planned to start

work as a junior doctor next

week, miraculously survived the

600m fall down Mt Rolleston,

near Arthur’s Pass, escaping

with only minor injuries.

Miss Smith had been climbing

with her friend, Nick, an

experienced mountaineer, with a

plan to reach the high peak of Mt

Rolleston, via Rome Ridge.

The two friends left

Christchurch on November 8

and embarked on the climb the

next day at 3.30am so they could

descend before it got too warm.

During the climb, they had

dropped below the ridge for a

short section and to get back

up, they needed to climb up a

section of rock.

Disaster struck when a large

slab of rock gave way under Miss

Smith’s hand, causing her to lose

balance and fall.

“I did everything I could think

of to protect myself. Knowing

how to self-arrest well is critical

in a fall like that because in a

SURVIVAL: Off-duty

policeman Senior

Constable Reuben

McCormack (above)

was involved in a

dramatic rescue

after Lauren Smith

fell 600m down

a mountain near

Arthur’s Pass.

life-threatening situation

your body is thrown like a

rag-doll. You barely have time

to think so the skills have to be

instinctive.”

As she tumbled hundreds of

metres, Miss Smith fell in and

out of consciousness.

“I passed out briefly at the

bottom, but following this, I

gave every effort to keep myself

awake.

“I don’t know how I survived,

whether it was pure luck or

something more. I never thought

I could have a fall like that and

be alive at the end of it, so maybe

God was looking out for me that

day,” she said.

When Miss Smith eventually

slowed to a stop, she realised it

was because the snow beneath

her was very soft as a result of a

recent avalanche.

“I was also very worried about

another avalanche as the sun was

just coming out. I didn’t know

how I was going to get down the

mountain in so much pain but I

just knew I had to.

“After letting my head recover

for 20min, I started very slowly

trying to make my way down,

being very careful not to fall

over due to dizziness from the

concussion,” she said.

Miss Smith felt “incredible

relief” when she saw the rescue

helicopter and burst into tears.

She cried out for their help

while waving an orange bag.

“It wasn’t until he had his

arms around me and I was in

the helicopter that I could really

believe I was okay.”

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experience

Miss Smith said her rescue

demonstrates the importance of

having a locator beacon and how

valuable having a response team

is. Nick activated his beacon

after her fall, triggering a rescue

helicopter to fly to their location.

“I have analysed the climb

over and over, and there are

definitely things I would have

changed. I am just lucky I have

another chance to learn from

those mistakes.”

Miss Smith said she can’t

remember whether she tested

the slab of rock with her hand

before it gave away, as she did

with the other rocks.

“As a climber, you always ask

yourself if there is something

you could have done differently,”

she said.

Her injuries included a slight

fracture in the ankle joint, deep

bruising and abrasions, friction

burns to both arms and a

concussion.

“I start my job as a junior

doctor next week but this

will likely be delayed until I

have fully recovered.

“I am unsure when I will be

back to normal activities due to

the concussion.”

Part of being a good climber

is being good at assessing risks,

and having the knowledge to do

so effectively, Miss Smith said.

She admits she would never let

her accident stop her from doing

what she loves.

“This fall was a good reminder

to myself to slow down and

really improve my skills on the

small climbs before committing

to the more challenging ones.

“I am ambitious and forget I

have the rest of my life to enjoy

the mountains.”

The Star reported on her

rescue last week and revealed an

off-duty police officer played a

role.

Senior Constable Reuben

McCormack’s experience in

the police search and rescue

team led him to be able to

communicate with the rescuers

through a radio and help them

find Miss Smith.

He was climbing on his day

off when he came across Nick

looking shocked.

“(Nick) said to us: ‘I’ve lost

Lauren’. We said: ‘What do you

mean you’ve lost her?’ And he

said: ‘Down there’ and pointed

down into the Bealey Valley,

which is a huge drop,” Senior

Constable McCormack said.

He described the moment

they found out Miss Smith had

survived. “They told us on the

radio: ‘She’s waving at us!’ And

that was the first we knew that.

‘Oh my God, she’s alive’ that was

a very exciting moment for us.

Just to know she was alive.”

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

• By Louis Day

PROPERTY developer Matthew

Horncastle is offering a $2000

reward in a bid to stop what he

says are personal attacks.

A flyer

purporting to

be from him

has been put

into letterboxes

of homes

near his latest

development,

a $23 million

apartment

complex on

the corner of

Riccarton Rd and Deans Ave.

The flyer which has his Williams

Corporation company logo

attached to it, implies there is collusion

between the company and

the city council over consents.

The Star has deleted the names

of people named in the flyer.

It reads in part: “This is a developer’s

dream and is going to be a

huge win for us financially from

which we’ll profit.

The plans have been submitted

to the city council and as always,

big thanks to . . . and his team at

the council for approving these

plans even though we’ve pushed

beyond the limits of the District

Plan again.

“I guess having close ties with

. . . and a strong team of lawyers

at . . . helps us get what we want.”

The flyer also features photos

of Mr Horncastle and fellow comanaging

director Blair Chappell

smoking cigars.

Mr Horncastle said if he identified

who was behind the flyers he

would prosecute them to the “full

extent of the law.”

He said he would pay a cash reward

of $2000 to anyone who can

identify the “mentally unstable

nut job.”

“I think they personally don’t

like me or don’t like the company,

NEWS 5

Horncastle offers

$2000 reward over flyer

Matthew

Horncastle

Thursday November 14 2019 The Star

BIG PLANS:

Williams

Corporation

is planning

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$23 million

townhouse

complex

of 40 to 50

houses on

the corner of

Riccarton Rd

and Deans

Ave.

I don’t think it has anything to do

with the development,” he said.

The flyers have been circulating

since his company announced it

planned to build between 40 and

50 townhouses on the Riccarton

site.

It is the third time a flyer

purporting to be from Williams

Corporation has circulated in the

area of one of its developments.

Mr Horncastle believes the

same person is behind all three.

The first time I ignored it, the

second time I ignored it, the third

time I thought I needed to do

something,” he said.

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NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

New Zealand’s darkest day: How

The March 15 terror attack

was the largest and most

complex police operation

in New Zealand’s

history. Last week, police

published its annual

report for 2019, which

revealed the full extent of

its response to the event.

Sophie Cornish reports

DUBBED AS New Zealand’s

darkest day, the March 15 terror

attack, resulted in a significant

deployment of workers both from

around the country and overseas.

The FBI, Australian police and

more than 1000 police staff from

outside of the city were involved

in the response, known as Operation

Deans after a gunman

opened fire at Al Noor Mosque

and the Linwood Islamic Centre.

Fifty-one people were killed

and a further 49 people were

wounded.

The accused gunman, a

28-year-old Australian man, is

expected to face a two-month

trial in June, after he pleaded not

guilty.

In addition to Canterbury

staff, police deployed 1072

police personnel from other

districts, including 137 staff from

Wellington, 114 staff from the

Central District and 324 staff

from service centres and national

headquarters.

Their roles involved community

reassurance, intelligence

collection, investigations, and

planning and logistics both in

Christchurch and at the national

headquarters in Wellington.

Of this 1072, 500 additional

uniformed officers from around

the country were flown into the

city.

They were tasked with guarding

the hospital, burial sites, the

mosques and the prayer and

memorial services.

Outside of Canterbury, hundreds

of additional armed officers

guarded mosques and Islamic

centres throughout the country,

on a 24-hour-a-day roster.

Nationally, this totalled 825

hours per day or equivalent to a

little over 100 full-time staff, for

just this role.

“Staff from all corners of police

volunteered to be a part of the response

– not just front line officers

and investigators, but support

staff who planned rosters, managed

agency liaisons, conducted

wellness and safety checks and

set up computers, log-ins and

phones,” said the report.

Almost 40 firefighters and personnel

from Fire and Emergency

New Zealand helped in police’s

VISITS: A

significant

police security

operation was

launched for

visits from

dignitaries,

including

Prince William

after the

March 15 terror

attack. He

visited victims

in hospital.

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PALACE

communications centre.

St John deployed 50 staff to

triage, treat and transport dozens

of patients whose injuries ranged

from minor to those with critical

gunshot wounds.

The New Zealand Defence

Force deployed 533 personnel, 13

aircraft, and armoured mobility

assets to assist in the response.

Agencies set up make-shift

offices to specifically to address

the needs of victims and their

families.

These included ACC,

Immigration New Zealand, the

Office of Ethnic Communities,

Emergency Management, and

Victim Support.

“We also received international

support from the FBI and the

Australian Federal Police,” said

the report.

District

Commander

Superintendent

John Price

(left) said the

FBI’s role was

to “provide

strategic advice

on counterterrorism.”

“From their experiences in

the United States. It was purely

around assisting police to understand

the context of it in New

Zealand’s environment,” he said.

Additionally to the response,

police said a large number of resources

were committed to identifying

individuals of concern to

New Zealand’s safety.

“We have seized a number of

firearms as a result of our inquiries

and work is ongoing,” the

report said

About 900 police staff, alongside

NZDF personnel and a significant

number of staff from the

Australian Federal Police assisted

in with the security required

at the National Remembrance

Day Services held on March

29, in Christchurch, Auckland,

Wellington, Dunedin and other

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NEWS 7

police responded

More than 1000 extra police

staff were deployed to Anzac services

at 374 locations across the

country, the following month.

Major security operations were

in place for visiting dignitaries,

including the Royal visit by

Prince William.

Operation Whakahaumanu,

which means to ‘revive and

restore’ was undertaken, with a

focus on restoring the health of

communities across the country.

Police evidence-based team

researched international practices

on post-event recovery and

provided insights into which

methods would be best suited.

A highly visible police presence

was “essential” and armed

officers became a common sight

nationwide.

“Over the duration of Operation

Whakahaumanu, officers

made 2192 visits to places of

worship, 2520 visits to places of

education and 222 visits to gun

clubs and ranges offering safety

and security advice.

The activities have now become

part of everyday policing,”

said the report.

Within days of the attack, police

partners, Eagle Technologies,

Intergen and Media4Learning

turned a few sketches from a

piece of paper into a fully functioning

app within 48 hours.

Police staff were able to access

the app, CheckPoint, for quick

and easy access to resources to

support visits and interactions

with our communities.

The attacks resulted in one of

the most difficult and comprehensive

disaster victim identification

operations ever carried out

in New Zealand.

“Returning the bodies of

victims to their families was

a crucial but challenging phase

of the operation,” the report said.

More than 90 disaster victim

identification officers, along with

assistance from NZDF disaster

victim identification specialists

worked to determine the cause of

death and confirm identities.

“Unusually, an informal list

of victims was shared with the

families early on, due to the

extraordinary circumstances,

and because we were not always

able to release the bodies of the

deceased within the traditional

Muslim time frames for burial,”

the report said.

Wellness checks of first

PATROL:

Armed

officers

guarded

mosques

and Islamic

centres after

March 15.

responders was also a priority.

In the first few days following

the attack, almost 1400 Canterbury-based

staff and communications

centre staff were contacted

to check on their well-being.

During the initial response and

first three weeks after the shootings,

762 consultations between

police’s wellness advisers and

affected staff took place

“On-site clinical psychologists

had 223 one-on-one psychological

first-aid sessions with staff in

Christchurch, and 380 trauma

referrals were made.

“Through partnerships with

subject matter experts, supported

by international best practice, a

medium and long-term response

has been developed to ensure

police staff remain psychologically

fit.

•A Royal Commission into the

terror attacks has been extended

by nearly five months and will

receive an additional $3m in

funding, it was announced

yesterday.

BY THE NUMBERS

•1072 police personnel: from other districts were

deployed, including 137 staff from Wellington, 114 staff

from the Central District and 324 staff from service

centres and national headquarters.

•500 additional: uniformed officers, of the 1072, were

flown into the city from around the country, tasked with

guarding funerals, burial sites and more.

•825 hours: per day was spent nationwide by armed

officers guarding mosques and Islamic centres, on a

24-hour-a-day roster. This equates to a little over 100 fulltime

staff, for just this role.

•40 firefighters: and personnel from Fire and Emergency

New Zealand helped in police’s communications centre.

•50 staff: from St John were deployed to triage, treat and

transport dozens of patients.

•533 personnel: deployed by the New Zealand Defence

Force (NZDF) along with 13 aircraft, and armoured

mobility assets to assisted in the response.

•900 police staff: alongside NZDF personnel and a

significant number from the Australian Federal Police

assisted with security at the National Remembrance Day

Services.

•1000 extra police staff: were deployed to Anzac services

at 374 locations across the country.

•4934 visits: to places of worship, education, gun clubs

and ranges by officers in the aftermath.

•48 Hours: was the amount of time it took to create a

fully functioning app to help police. It was built from only

a few written sketches.

•90 disaster victim identification officers: along with

assistance from NZDF disaster victim identification

specialists worked in “extraordinary circumstances”

which included releasing an informal list of deceased

victims to families early on.

1400 Canterbury police staff: and communications

centre staff were contacted to check on their well-being,

in the first few days.

- 762 consultations: between police’s wellness advisers

and affected staff took place in the first three weeks.

- 223 psychological sessions: were had with on-site with

clinical psychologists and 380 trauma referrals were

made.

- 60 million: people were reached through police’s social

media in the first 48 hours.

What’s your view on:

Hagley Oval

Let us know your views on the Proposal to use

section 71 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Act 2016 to make changes to the Christchurch District

Plan relating to Hagley Oval.

These changes include:

• permitting six permanent light poles and structures to be erected

• increasing the number of permitted match days.

The Proposal, developed by Regenerate Christchurch, has been

submitted to the Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch

Regeneration who is seeking your views.

Anyone can make a written comment – they must be received by

5pm on Wednesday, 20 November 2019.

The Proposal can be viewed and written comments made online at:

www.dpmc.govt.nz/hagley-oval

Also, the Proposal can be viewed and written comment forms are

available at Christchurch City Council service centres and libraries

and the main office of Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils

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8

NEWS

• By Louis Day

NEW ZEALAND Cricket has

denied it was lobbying to get the

controversial permanent 48.9m

lights installed at the Hagley

Oval.

NZC sent out an e-newsletter

to cricket fans nationwide,

outlining its support of the

Canterbury Cricket Trust’s bid

to get the six permanent lights

installed.

“Given there are currently no

South Island international cricket

venues with lights, New Zealand

Cricket strongly supports

the CCT’s proposal and invites

readers to make submissions to

the two authorities involved,” the

e-newsletter read.

NZC public affairs manager

Richard Boock said this was not

lobbying.

“We did not tell people what

to say, we simply said we were

supporting it and you can make

a submission to the Minister or

the city council,” he said.

Mr Boock would not reveal

the number of people the e-

newsletter was sent to.

Hands Off Hagley spokesman

Martin Meehan thought it was

lobbying.

They [NZC] are trying to put

a lot of pressure on to get this,

that is all right but I think it is

going to come down to the legality

of it all,” he said.

“Earthquake recovery laws

are to be used in an emergency,

it is not to be used in a situation

where the Resource Management

Act is applicable.”

The Canterbury Cricket

Trust wants to use earthquake

recovery laws to fast track the

installation of the lights in a bid

to secure high profile games for

the 2021 Women’s Cricket World

Cup matches. It has also applied

to the city council for a new lease

to accommodate the lights.

Crown-council planning

agency Regenerate Christchurch

has applied to associate Greater

Christchurch Regeneration Minister

Poto Williams on behalf of

the trust to fast track changes to

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Oval lobbying denied

FEEDBACK: A record number of submissions have been

made around the plan to install permanent lights at the

Hagley Oval.

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the District Plan under section

71 of the Greater Christchurch

Regeneration Act to allow for the

lights to be installed.

More than 860 written submissions

have been made on the

proposal so far, this is already

the highest number of submissions

to have been made on a

section 71 proposal with public

consultation not closing until

December 2.

More than 2060 submissions

have been made to the city

council, which is more than

the submissions made on the

proposed $10 million grant to

the Christ Church Cathedral.

•Readers’ letters, page 27

Horse trainers face

assault allegations

• By Sophie Cornish and

Louis Day

POLICE HAVE become involved

in two alleged assaults involving

harness racing trainers.

One incident happened at the

Kaikoura Cup meeting last week,

and the other several weeks ago

in Canterbury.

In the Kaikoura assault, it is alleged

a trainer punched another

trainer, leaving him with a black

eye.

The trainer being investigated

for that alleged assault is also

caught up in Operation Inca,

where he is facing charges.

Operation Inca is the longrunning

investigation into

alleged race fixing and drugrelated

matters within the

harness racing industry.

The victim of the alleged assault

at Kaikoura told The Star: “I

have a decent black eye. Actually,

a really good one, to be honest.

There was no good reason

for why it happened. He was

POLICE ARE searching for a

suspect who allegedly robbed a

person in their car in Shirley.

The incident, on Boys Pl, took

place at 11.45am on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman said police

definitely in the wrong. He was

talking about people behind their

backs and I hit him up about

it and told the person he was

talking about. He got very upset

about it. But, I would do it again,

for a black eye, I’d do it again.”

The trainer accused of the assault

would not talk to The Star:

“Mind your own business.”

In the other incident, another

trainer is alleged to have assaulted

his partner.

Racing Integrity Unit general

manager Mike Godber confirmed

it had received information

regarding the matter and

passed it on to police.

The RIU is the racing industry’s

investigative body.

The Star understands the

woman and her family, who are

involved in the administration

of the harness racing industry,

do not want to take the matter

further.

Police confirmed they are

looking into both alleged

assaults.

Robber sought by police

attended but by the time they

arrived the offender had left the

vehicle.

No injuries were reported and

no weapons were used.

Cash was stolen.

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• By Sophie Cornish

A COUPLE expecting their first

child lost everything, including

their two pets, when their home

went up in flames last week.

Bec Pearce and Adem

Manderovic who were renting

the Gloucester St house did not

have contents insurance.

The fire started when a candle

set a curtain alight.

In spite of losing all their

possessions, the couple says the

hardest part about the fire was

losing their cat, Jemima, and

dog, Chucky, who were carried

out of their home by firefighters,

but did not survive.

“It’s crushing. The hardest part

was losing them. They were our

whole life,” said Miss Pearce.

The amount of stuff we have

lost is overwhelming. But we

would give all that up again to

have our pets back.”

She said what was holding

them together was the fact they

were expecting their first child, a

boy, on January 19.

The couple said they did “not

get around” to having contents

insurance, so were “starting

from scratch.”

“Hindsight is an awesome

thing,” Mr Manderovic said.

The couple said they were now

in discussions with their landlord

and the insurance company

which covers the property.

Mr Manderovic was in the

shower when he heard the smoke

alarms going off. Miss Pearce

was not at home.

“I thought: ‘What the hell is

that?’ At this point, I couldn’t

see any smoke in the house, I

couldn’t smell anything’,” he

said.

Getting out of the shower, Mr

Manderovic said the heat hit him

and began running around the

house trying to find where the

fire was and locate his pets and

cellphone to phone 111.

“I was frantically running

around the house. The smoke

started filling the house. I got

outside and the door shut behind

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Pets, possessions lost in fire

CRUSHED: Expecting their first child in January, Bec Pearce and Adem Manderovic say

the baby is holding them together after fire gutted their rented Gloucester St home.

me. It’s one of those old doors

so I couldn’t get back in without

a key. I tried to get to the pets.

I had lost the cat and dog, they

had been following me,” he said.

A passerby had already phoned

111 and Mr Manderovic could

hear sirens approaching as he

escaped the house.

A neighbour saw him sitting

naked in the backyard and threw

a dressing gown over the fence

to him.

The couple were taken to

hospital and Mr Manderovic was

treated for smoke inhalation and

was still recovering, with a sore

chest, a week later.

To add insult to injury, Miss

Pearce, had her wallet stolen on

the day of the fire, after racing

home when she heard about the

fire and accidentally leaving her

car window open.

The couple have only been able

to retrieve their passports, which

were inside a cupboard, from the

home but lost the rest of their

possessions.

The couple work for bakery

Stone Baked, which is owned

by Miss Pearce’s parents. It

gained increased popularity

this year when it began offering

vegan options, such as cream

doughnuts.

NEWS 9

in brief

Legal bill for code of

conduct complaints

The city council spent $7986

on external legal advice and an

independent facilitator during

the code of conduct complaint

against former city councillor

David East and community

board members Kim Money,

Tim Sintes and Darrell

Latham. Mr East, along with

the three community board

members, faced code of conduct

complaints for almost a year

over their allegation city council

staff had tampered with the

District Plan.

ECan councillors to

outline priorities

Environment Canterbury

councillors will outline their

individual priorities for the

next three years and be

assigned to committees in

their second meeting of the

term today. This is the first

democratically elected council

since 2007 after the central

Government dismissed elected

councillors in 2010. Councillor

Jenny Hughey is the first elected

chairwoman of ECan since the

organisation was formed in

1989. Dame Margaret Bazley

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from 20010 to 2016 when

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Gloucester Green, cnr

Gloucester and Madras Sts

Sunday, 2.30-6.30pm

Vantage Criterium National Championships

Olympians and World Championship medallists will hit the streets of

Christchurch. This cycling event follows a 1km street circuit over multiple laps and

is free for spectators. The criterium is a small circuit, multi-lap race, which will be

held on a newly-proposed central-city circuit. Given the tight and technical nature

of the circuit and the close proximity of the crowds, racing will be fast, furious, and

very exciting.

Bridge of Remembrance, cnr Cashel St and Oxford Tce

Saturday

and Sunday,

9.30am-4pm

South Island

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Championships

Christchurch is hosting the 38th

South Island Masters Track and

Field Championships.

Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub,

Augustine Drive

Friday & Saturday

Horse racing

On Friday the top pacers race at

Addington Raceway, where there will be a

free kids zone and live entertainment. On

Saturday at Riccarton Park the best stayers

vie for Christchurch Casino New Zealand

Cup.

Addington Raceway and Events

Centre, 75 Jack Hinton Drive,

Addington; Riccarton Park,

Racecourse Rd, Upper Riccarton

Thursday & Friday, 8am-5pm

The New Zealand Agricultural Show

The New Zealand Agricultural Show brings a touch of tradition to the city

and celebrates rural life. There will be top livestock and equestrian events, live music,

Endurocross, fun-filled family entertainment, an indulgent Food and Wine Village

and more. Tickets can be purchased from theshow.co.nz

Canterbury Agricultural Park, Wigram Rd

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12

NEWS

Fewer dog

complaints

being made

• By Louis Day

ALMOST 9000 dog-related

complaints were made in the

space of a year by Christchurch

residents.

From June 2018 to June this

year, 8355 complaints were made

to the city council about dogs

barking and roaming. This was a

decrease on the 9633 complaints

made between June 2017 and June

last year.

The city council also investigated

a further 575 “priority

one complaints” relating to dog

attacks. In this period, 1609

infringement notices were also issued,

ranging from $100 to $750.

The owners of the dogs involved

in attacks can be prosecuted

and, depending on the offence,

may be fined up to $20,000 or

imprisonment for up to three

months.

One dog owner was convicted

over the one-year period and

disqualified from owning dogs for

four years. Nine owners were put

on probation.

Four dogs were classified as

dangerous which brings the total

number of dogs on the dangerous

dog register to 55.

The number of registered dogs

in Christchurch has increased

from 38,500 in 2017/18 to 39,127

in 2018/19.

• By Devon Bolger and

Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THE LONG-awaited

hearings on the plan to open

a contentious quarry near

Templeton are due to start on

Monday.

Residents and groups opposed

to the proposed quarry are

feeling “apprehensive” about the

looming hearings.

Fulton

Hogan’s

proposal to

open a quarry

between

Dawsons, Jones,

Maddisons and

Curraghs Rds

has received

major backlash

from residents

in the area.

Said quarry opponent

Simon Moore: “I am glad (the

hearings are) happening but

I’m also a little bit apprehensive

about it because it seems that

throughout the process when an

issue has been pointed out, an

expert has come in and worked

it out and that’s someone who is

being paid by Fulton Hogan.”

However, Mr Moore said he

thinks there is a reasonable

chance the hearing will go his

way.

The problem is, this is

just the first part of it. If the

commissioners say no, Fulton

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Quarry plan hearings start on Monday

Simon

Moore

Hogan is just going to appeal it.

This is just the start, because if

they lose, they’re not going to

give it up and they have

a lot more money than

any of us,” he said.

His views have been

backed by Templeton

Residents’ Association

treasurer Jolene Eagar,

who has been waiting

for more than two years

for the hearings to

begin.

“Not in our wildest

dreams did we think it would

take this long or the application

would be as big and complicated

Jolene

Eagar

as it turned out to be,” she said.

Mrs Eagar said it is hard to

say what the outcome will be,

but she hopes the hearings

panel will agree that

approving the application

would be wrong.

“None of us would have

invested all the time and

energy into this if we

didn’t think that there

was a really good chance

for the application to be

declined,” she said.

The hearings are due

to take place from Monday to

Friday, and then from December

2-13. Environment

DECISION: The

long-awaited

hearings over

Fulton Hogan’s

plan to open

a quarry near

Templeton

will start

on Monday.

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Canterbury has published

27 reports from some of the

individuals, businesses and

community groups set to

present evidence for and against

the quarry.

Due to the hearings

starting straight after New

Zealand Cup and Show Week,

Mrs Eagar said horse trainers

who are due to submit at the

hearings will be “seriously

disadvantaged.”

“We have full-time jobs and

these people are at their busiest

with the horses . . . they don’t

have time to get ready for the

hearings,” she said.


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Spring into

Cash.

14

NEWS

Councillor salary vote next month

• By Louis Day

CITY COUNCILLORS will vote

on the size of their pay

packets next month.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

(right) 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 vote 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 vote will take place during

the city council’s meeting on

December 12.

The councillors and Ms Dalziel

will vote on the allocation of

the pool and make a recommendation

to the Remuneration

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on their salaries.

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• By Louis Day

A POLICY which has divided

opinion around the city council

table in the past will return for

debate in the new year.

The policy forces councillors acting

as directors of council-owned

companies to donate their director’s

fees to council funds, such as

the Mayor’s welfare fund and the

innovation and sustainability fund.

The policy only applies to councillors

on the Christchurch NZ and

Christchurch City Holdings Ltd

boards. It was introduced to the

city council in 2013.

The policy was adopted last term

to the disapproval of former city

councillor David East and now

fourth-term city councillor James

Gough, with Cr East labelling it

“revolting.”

City councillors are currently

paid $97,280 a year. City councillor

directors could receive up to

$57,000 if remunerated for the role.

Cr Gough, a member of rightleaning

political group Independent

Citizens, saw the policy as

“bizarre.”

“This additional work and liability

would see some directors

remunerated but others not when

they are both expected to do the

same work and take on the same

liability,” he said.

“I believe it’s nothing more than

a touchy-feely political decision

that was largely made by people

who do not fully comprehend what

corporate governance actually is.”

Cr Gough’s two Independent

Citizens allies Sam MacDonald

and Catherine Chu shared his

sentiments.

Cr MacDonald said it wasn’t

about the money, but the recognition.

“In my view when you have got

billions of dollars in assets and all

that risk, I think there should be

some form of compensation,” he

said.

Cr Chu thought councillors

should be paid for the role and

said remuneration would play a

part in attracting quality candidates.

Independent councillor Aaron

Keown said the policy was not

something he believed in.

However, Deputy Mayor and

caucus leader of Labour aligned

political group The People’s Choice

Andrew Turner thought city councillors

were already paid a “decent

salary.”

The thinking behind the policy

is that directors’ fees that are paid

to councillors for work that they do

as part of their job as being a councillor,

so it would be reasonable

that those directors fees are not

•HAVE YOUR SAY:

Do you think city

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Email your views

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Policy over director’s

fees up for debate

James Gough

Andrew Turner

pocketed by them as councillors,”

he said.

The People’s Choice has seven

out of 16 councillors around the

city council table.

Cr Turner expected all seven

councillors to share his views on

the policy.

“It has been my view in the past

and it has always been The People’s

Choice view.”

The policy also has the support

of Mayor Lianne Dalziel.

“It is part of a councillors role to

undertake these different roles and

it isn’t right that those who happen

to serve on the few boards that

pay fees get more remuneration

than their colleagues who serve on

boards and committees that don’t

pay fees,” she said.

Independent councillors,

James Daniels, Phil Mauger, Sara

Templeton and Mike Davidson

also told The Star they supported

the policy.


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For centuries Tibet was ruled by theoretical feudal elites.

Millions of serfs were subjected to exploitation and

oppression before democratic reform was launched in 1959.

In the old Tibet, government officials, nobles, and upperranking

lamas in monasteries retained a dominant social

status and all levels of officials came from the families of

high-ranking lamas and nobles. Their serfs, who constituted

the vast majority of the Tibetan society, struggled on the very

bottom rung of

society.

The peaceful

liberation of old

Tibet in 1951

ended Tibet’s

feudal land

ownership, and the

long-lasting chaos

and stagnation. In

1959, one million

serfs gained

personal freedom.

Tibet has now established a modern industrial system

covering over 20 sectors, including energy, construction

materials, machinery, mining, light industry, food processing,

ethnic handicrafts, and Tibetan medicine. Tibet’s industrial

added value increased from 15 million RMB yuan in 1959

to 11.45 billion RMB yuan in 2018. The share of secondary

industry rose to 42.5 percent and the share of tertiary

industry increased to 48.7 percent.

The tourism industry is thriving. In 2018, Tibet received

33,687,300 tourist visits, with a total tourism revenue of 49.01

billion RMB yuan. Tibet has become an international tourist

destination. Trade logistics, banking, insurance, e-commerce,

logistics, and other new forms of industry have grown fast

and become new sources of growth.

Improvement in Infrastructure

Tibet had no proper highways before its liberation in 1951.

By the end of 2018, Tibet had 97,800 km of highway, 660 km

of which were high-grade highways. All counties in Tibet

had access to highways. Tibet now has five airports and 92

domestic and international air routes in operation.

Before 1951, Tibet had only one 125-kw hydropower station.

A comprehensive energy network is now in place, with hydro

power as the mainstay, and supplemented by oil, natural gas

and renewable energy. The power supply in Tibet has been

grid-connected with those in Qinghai and Sichuan provinces.

Tibet’s urban heating system has also been greatly improved.

By the end of 2018, Tibet’s power grid had extended to 62

counties (districts), supplying electricity to a population of

2.72 million.

Raised living standards

Over the last six decades, the living standards of all ethnic

peoples in Tibet have been improved. Great efforts have

been made to complete housing projects for low-income

farmers and herdsmen, renovation and reinforcement of

dilapidated houses, improvement of rural living conditions,

resettlement of impoverished people from places of harsh

natural conditions, affordable housing projects, and the

transformation of shanty towns, to ensure that all rural and

urban people in Tibet have safe and comfortable homes. The

broadband access rate of administrative villages has reached

85 percent, with full mobile phone signal coverage.

Modern consumer durables are growing in popularity.

Refrigerators, TVs, washing machines, computers, mobile

phones and cars have become commonplace. Local radio,

television, telecommunications and internet as modern

communication tools are developing at the same pace as

the rest of China and the wider world, and becoming an

important part of daily life.

Significant progress has been made in protecting cultural

relics. The state and Tibet Autonomous Region have

invested more than 5 billion RMB yuan ($744.6 million) in

the renovation of 55 sites under state protection and 616

sites under regional protection. Tibetan opera, Gesar, Lum

medicinal bathing of Sowa Rigpa have been included in the

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Solid progress in education

In old Tibet, education was largely the preserve of the

privileged aristocracy. The serfs who made up 95 percent of

the population were not entitled to education, resulting in an

illiteracy rate surpassing 95 percent among young people.

A modern and comprehensive education system is now

in place in Tibet, including preschool education, basic

education, vocational technical education, higher education,

continual education, and special education. All people in

Tibet have a right to education that is fully protected.

By 2017, Tibet had 1,239 kindergartens, 806 primary schools,

132 middle schools and seven institutions of higher learning.

The number of graduates from these schools has increased

from 18,000 in 1959 to over 530,000 today.

From 2012, Tibet has implemented the policy across the

board for 15-year compulsory education. In 2018, the net

enrolment rate in primary school was 99.5 percent, and

gross enrolment rates in junior high, senior high and higher

education were 99.5, 82.3 and 39.2 percent respectively.

Strengthening effort in ecological protection

Situated at the heart of the Earth’s “Third Pole”, Tibet plays a

strategic role in maintaining the global ecological balance by

protecting its plateau ecology.

In 1975 the government of the Tibet Autonomous Region

established a leading group on environmental protection,

and has since then issued a series of local regulations,

including the Regulations of the Tibet Autonomous Region

for Environmental Protection, Regulations of the Tibet

Autonomous Region on the Prevention and Control of

Atmospheric Pollution.

Fundamental change in economic structure

Through 60 years of hard work since 1959, agriculture and

animal husbandry in Tibet is steadily modernizing. The

added value of agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry,

fisheries and related service industries rose from 128 million

RMB yuan in 1959 to 13.41 billion RMB yuan in 2018.

Flourishing cultural undertakings

Over the past 60 years, cultural centers and cinemas have

been set up in Lhasa and other cities. There are song and

dance ensembles, Tibetan opera troupes, and drama troupes

at the autonomous region level; folk art troupes at the

prefecture level, 75 art troupes at the county level, and 2,400

amateur art groups at the township level. Some performing

art works such as the outdoor live stage show Princess

Wencheng, and the musicals Searching for Shambala have

become well-known calling cards of Tibetan tourism.

Currently, almost all cities (prefectures) have public libraries.

Counties have comprehensive cultural centers, towns have

cultural service centers, and administrative villages have

cultural centers, libraries and projector rooms.

The Tibetan language is protected by the law and develops

smoothly, and all official documents and public notices

released by people’s governments at all levels and their

subordinate departments are published in both Tibetan and

Chinese.

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All of these have provided a legal basis for developing nature

and wetland reserves, protecting wild fauna and flora,

conserving and managing water resources, conserving water

and soil, preventing and controlling desertification, returning

farmland and pastureland to woods and grassland, and

protecting grassland ecology.

Tibet has initiated a series of environmental protection

projects, including the comprehensive control of drainage

basins, improvement of the living environment of rural and

urban residents, the prevention and control of pollution

caused by industry and mining, the comprehensive control of

construction linking rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and a piloted

water ecology project in Nagqu City, effectively protecting the

clear waters and blue skies of Tibet.

Since 2010, the autonomous region has spent more than 6

billion RMB yuan to improve the living environment and

the overall environment in 6,223 villages, with positive

results. Currently 95.7 percent of key waters have reached the

national water standards, 97.5 percent of days are rated as

“excellent” or “good” in terms of air quality.


The Star Thursday November 14 2019

16

NEWS

$500,000 for space project

HALF A MILLION dollars in

funding has been awarded to a

Canterbury University scientist to

conduct experiments in space.

Researcher Sarah Kessans will

gain a better understanding of

life on earth and the future of offworld

habitation by conducting

biological experiments in space.

Dr Kessans and her team

of researchers will work on

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Protein crystallisation is an

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pharmaceutical companies and

the biotechnology industry.

The team received the $500,000

from the Ministry of Business,

Innovation and Employment’s

Catalyst: Strategic space 2019

fund. The project will run for

three years.

Said Dr Kessans: “Conducting

biological experiments in space

allows for both a more complete

understanding of life on earth

as well as the development of life

support capabilities, which will

enable advanced human space

exploration and future off-earth

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Initial funding helped get the

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These partnerships will not

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CUP WEEK

•Former Star Media journalist Matt Salmons has become a stay-at-home dad. We

follow his journey weekly

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Now let’s rewind a little as to

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when we headed there to

meet up with some friends. Not

only did they introduce us to the

flying fox – the most entertaining

way to test how good you really

are at holding your toddler –

they also opened our eyes to the

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got turned on in a surprise move

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The Star Thursday November 14 2019

18

• By Jess Gibson

NEWS

Rules around

harbour fishing

could be tightened

THERE COULD soon be

stronger rules around fishing

in Lyttelton Harbour to prevent

overharvesting.

Bylaws have been proposed at

Whakaraupo Mataitai and Rapaki

Mataita to reduce recreational

daily limits for fish and shellfish,

close two small areas from cockle

harvesting and prohibit taking

seaweed except for karengo and

wakame.

Guardians for the reserves have

proposed the bylaws for restrictions

at these locations, which between

them, cover most of the harbour.

Mataitai reserves are developed and

managed by tangata whenua.

The consultation follows a

survey conducted by Otago

University research team Te Tiaki

Mahinga Kai, which indicated

overharvesting and risk of decline

in these areas.

The Ministry for Primary

Industries is seeking feedback on

the proposals until December 13.

The bylaws relate only to

recreational fishing as commercial

fishing is already prohibited in the

mataitai reserve status.

•To view the proposal,

visit www.mpi.govt.nz/

fisheries-consultations or to

make a submission, email

fmsubmissions@mpi.govt.

nz

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Fletcher hits back at claims

FLETCHER BUILDING

has attacked claims by its

electrical subcontractor for the

Christchurch justice precinct as

broad and vague.

The NZX-listed builder is in

the final stages of a

month-long hearing on a $7.5

million claim from Electrix,

which says it didn’t get paid

enough for its work on the

Government project. The

precinct was one of several

projects in Fletcher’s troubled

Building + Interiors division

which lost almost $1 billion in 18

months.

Justice Matthew Palmer heard

the claim over four weeks in

October in the High Court at

Auckland.

According to the closing

submissions in the case, viewed

by BusinessDesk, Fletcher’s

lawyer Kerry Fulton argued the

accusations from Electrix were

vague and that the subcontractor

could have gotten out of the

project in 2015 when Fletcher

told it to up its game or get off

the project.

The parties dispute how

long the delays took, what

created them and both say the

other was mismanaging the

project. Fletcher claims Electrix

did not have enough staff for the

job.

Fletcher’s counter-argument

DISPUTE: Fletcher Building and Electrix have been in court over the $300 million Christchurch

Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

is that Electrix misled it into

believing Electrix could do the

job for $17 million.

It says there was an

agreement with an exact

price, and although there

was scope was to review and

make changes, the general scope

was clearly understood and

agreed.

Electrix claimed that a very

strong inference should be taken

from the fact that while Fletcher

Construction Co says the value

of the job was restricted to

several letters of intent, it kept

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There is no evidence offered

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• By Rachel MacDonald

STU REED has a thing for beer

cans.

He seeks them out far and

wide and reckons he probably

has the biggest collection in

Canterbury.

His 20m by 12m shed has

an array of cans carefully shelved

by country, brewery and series.

They are also fast taking over

the shed next door, and the

rest sit in cartons waiting to be

added.

Mr Reed, who is from North

Canterbury, says he has collected

about 100,000 – and every single

can is different.

He also has what is probably

New Zealand’s largest collection

of Guinness products and

memorabilia – all gathered in his

pool den. And he doesn’t even

drink Guinness.

“I started collecting cans in my

teens,’’ he said.

“I was illicitly having a few DB

Bitters when I found one can

was only half full. I put it on the

window sill, and before I knew it,

I was adding others.

These days, I belong to clubs

in New Zealand, Australia and

the United States. I don’t buy

much online, because it’s all

about the thrill of the chase,

completing a set or finding

something I’m missing.

“So I trade, swap and sell

at club meetings. And every

couple of years, I’ll go to the US

meeting.

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Stu’s beers of the world

STACKED: Stu Reed has collected 100,000 beer cans from

around the world. PHOTO: RACHEL MACDONALD

“This year, I brought a 40-foot

shipping container-load of cans

back. The huge challenge now

is making sure none of the ones

I’ve just imported match the

ones I’ve already got.’’

So many of the cans currently

on the shelves are amazing to

look at.

Walking into the shed, the first

cans you see on display are fourlitre

or five-litre varieties from

England or Germany, then twolitre

ones from New Zealand.

Another room features cans

by breweries and sets with

graphics showing vikings, hotair

balloons, trains and knights

on horseback. The artwork is

impressive.

“When you’ve got one or two

of a set, the drive is there to find

the rest.’’

Another room in the same

shed is full of collectables – not

Guinness this time – from

miniatures and coasters to the

old long-necked bottles. At some

point, this space will become a

bar for friends, Mr Reed said.

The irony of it all is he doesn’t

drink the bulk of the beer he

brings home.

Mr Reed is a Tui guy. So he

gives the cans to friends and

has developed a punch machine

which drains the beer from the

bottom, leaving the top of the

can intact.

Some of the beer is great,

some of it gets poured down the

sink, but the can still joins the

thousands on the shelf.

Thursday November 14 2019 The Star

NEWS 19

Unprecedented

opposition to

liquor store plan

• By Claire Booker

A RECORD-breaking number

of objections were sent to the city

council over a proposed liquor

store on Memorial Ave.

In the past three years, the most

public objections made to an alcohol

licence application was 121.

But the 207 submissions opposing

the planned liquor store near

BP Connect Fendalton and within

1km of four primary schools left

that record in its dust.

The key concerns raised are the

lack of parking, an increase in

alcohol consumption and alcoholrelated

anti-social behaviour, and

frustration around Memorial

Ave being a memorial for fallen

soldiers. The proposed liquor store

would operate from 9am-10pm,

seven days a week.

Isobel Anderson, who lives in

a property which would share

a driveway with the planned

liquor store, said the high number

of objections was “absolutely

wonderful.”

Said Ms Anderson: “I think we’re

passionate about our area here.

There’s obviously been a problem

with liquor in the area because

we’ve had a liquor ban in place.”

The next step will be to hold

a public hearing on the alcohol

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visitors and competitors on

Saturday.

Australian heavy events

competitor Tim O’Shea said:

“For all of the heavy competitors,

Hororata is our favourite

Highland Games. The event itself

is run so well and the atmosphere

is amazing. What really makes it

for us as competitors are the people

who open their homes and

welcome us to their community.

It is a privilege to be part of this,

we are so lucky,” he said.

The Oceania heavy championship

was won by Australian Terry

Sparks in his first appearance at

the games.

The amateur women’s championship

was claimed by Siositina

Hakeai in her first Highland

Games competition, which is a bit

different to her usual discus events.

Connor O’Brian took out the

amateur men’s championship.

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Society’s Pipe Band and the

champion highland dancer was

Abby Smith.

Hororata Community Trust

chairman Richard Lang said:

The vibe of the whole event was

of relaxed family fun. The huge

team of volunteers has done an

amazing job yet again. To pull off

an event this big and do it so well

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The City of Christchurch Pipe Band at the opening

ceremony.

is a massive undertaking. We are

grateful to our partners for their

support and for joining our community

on this journey,” he said.

Mr Lang said they are already

preparing for the next games

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OUR PEOPLE – LESLIE ANDERSON

From watching murder mysteries to

It was International

Pathology Day on

Monday – but what does

a pathologist actually

do and why is there a

shortage of them around

the world? Sophie

Cornish finds out from

Leslie Anderson, one

of only four forensic

pathologists based in

Christchurch

What is pathology?

In general, pathology is the

study of disease and how it

affects the human body. Most

pathologists diagnose disease

in living patients. They look at

tissue samples, biopsies, pap

smears, urine samples, blood

samples and give feedback to the

treating clinicians about what

conditions the patient has and

what the characteristics of it

are, so they can make treatment

decisions. Forensic pathology is a

very small part of pathology and

we focus on autopsies and death

investigations. That is what I do.

What do you like to do in your

spare time?

I’m married, my husband and

I have a three-year-old son. We

enjoy travelling and love being

outdoors, camping, that sort of

thing. So we try and do that as

much as we can. I also love being

creative – photography, scrapbooking,

any kind of writing.

What brought us to New Zealand

was essentially a new adventure.

One of the pathologists who

taught me during my specialist

training was actually working

here for a few months in

Christchurch. When I was

looking for a job, I got in touch

with him and said: ‘What are

things like in New Zealand?’ He

said: ‘It’s fantastic and they are

looking for people’. So I applied

and we were just looking for an

interesting place to go, a new

adventure. We had never been to

New Zealand.

Have you got any funny

reactions from people when you

tell them what you do for a job?

Not too funny. I guess most

people often don’t know what

a pathologist is and I have to

explain it. Usually, once they

understand, they find it very

fascinating and think it’s quite

a cool job, which it certainly

is. They often want to know if

it smells really bad and, yes, it

can. But you just work through

it like any other unpleasant part

of a job. Sometimes they want to

know how working with death

has changed my perspective

on life, which I find a really

DOCTOR:

Christchurch

Hospital

forensic

pathologist

Leslie

Anderson

undertakes

post-mortem

examinations

to determine

a person’s

cause of

death.

interesting question. Because

there are now certain things

which I will not do. I will not ride

a motorcycle because I have seen

what can happen on those. I am

a mother, so I have a tendency

to check my child is breathing at

night more than I possibly need

to. But in general, what it’s done

is made me enjoy my life more. I

realise how precious life can be

and you can’t predict anything

and even if you are living a

really healthy life, you can still

succumb to disease, accidents

and tragedies and so you just

have to enjoy every day of your

life as much as you can.

How does the process work?

There are different systems

for death investigations. In

New Zealand, there is a coroner

investigation system. The

coroners are lawyers who work

out of an office to co-ordinate

the death investigations. Usually

a death will get called into

the police and the police will

respond. They will do a scene

investigation, interview family

members, witnesses, that sort

of thing. Then they generate a

report about the death that is

then sent to the coroner.

The coroner decides if a postmortem

examination is required

and if it is, then they send a

directive to us and the body gets

sent to us at the mortuary at the

hospital. When we come in, we

find out what cases are up for

that day and then we perform

the autopsy. The autopsy, if it’s

straight forward, takes about an

hour, an hour-and-a-half. More

complicated cases can take all

day or sometimes two days, depending

on the extent of injuries

and what the circumstances are

around the death. If it’s a suspicious

death, police will come

to the autopsy and take photos,

ask and answer questions and

witness the autopsy. Otherwise,

the pathologist will complete the

autopsy with the assistance of a

mortuary technician.

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uncovering real life causes of death

We would send a preliminary

report to the coroner, saying what

we believe the cause of death

to be. We also do a bit of extra

testing. We will take tiny samples

of organs to look at under the

microscope. We will send body

fluids, such as blood, away for

toxicology testing. Sometimes we

will look at fluid from the eye and

that will tell us some of the electrolytes

in the body, and give an

indication of whether the person

had severe diabetes, if they were

dehydrated, that sort of thing. All

that testing takes a bit of time.

Once we get all that information

back, we complete our report and

come up with the official cause of

death and send our official report

to the coroner. Then the coroner

will determine the manner of

death as in natural, accidental,

suicide or homicide. Autopsies

can also help identify the person,

determine patterns of injuries or

illness that can highlight ways to

prevent further deaths, provide

feedback to emergency health

care providers on how certain

treatments or interventions could

be improved, and answer many

other questions.

How long does that process

take?

We aim to have most of our

cases fully signed out within 60

days. Often it’s quicker than that.

Occasionally, if there is complex

toxicology testing, it might take

longer. That’s our part of it, then

the coroner is able to finalise

things and send in a report, but

that’s another matter.

How do you train or qualify

to become a pathologist?

Pathologists are medical

doctors. The training might be

a little different here in New

Zealand, compared to what I did.

I was trained in North America.

Essentially you do medical school

to become a doctor. Then you

do speciality training. Firstly,

you have to do it in anatomical

pathology and then if you want

to become specifically a forensic

pathologist, you do an additional

year of training. Along the way,

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to have

interests

outside of

work, such

as camping,

to “maintain

balance and

sanity.”

qualifying exams so that you are

certified to work as a pathologist.

So how long did it take for

you?

My post-secondary education

in its entirety took 15 years.

In North America, we do an

undergraduate degree in any

focus followed by a four-year

medical degree followed by

speciality training, which for

me was five years anatomical

pathology and one year for

forensics. I also did a master’s

degree in between my undergrad

and medical degree. It’s a very

long journey.

What is a job market like

for forensic pathologists? How

many do you need in one city?

It depends on how many deaths

there tend to be and how many

are referred to the coroner. Of

course, not all deaths are referred

to the coroner. In Christchurch,

there are four of us working here.

World-wide there is actually a

shortage of forensic pathologists.

It’s not a speciality that people

tend to think of as a career.

There is actually a shortage of

pathologists in general. So there’s

a push to raise awareness of what

pathology does and how it is

important to medical care. There

is a push to get medical students

into the speciality and then

encouraging them to get into

forensic pathology.

Why pathology for you? Did

you want to get into medicine

since you were a child?

I have had an interest ever

since I was a kid. I used to watch

murder mysteries with my

parents and always thought it

would be interesting to examine

the body and extrapolate what

happened. When I got into

medical school I kept an open

mind as to whether there was

a different speciality that I

was interested in. But I found

that I really liked pathology. I

actually also found that working

directly with patients was quite

distressing and frustrating at

times, because their suffering

is active and sometimes there’s

not a lot you can do about that.

Whereas for me in forensics,

someone has already died so

their suffering is over and all

that’s left is an important set

of questions that I can help

answers. For me, that was really

meaningful and more suited to

my personality than working on

clinical medicine.

What are some of the

challenges you face in this work

and how do you overcome them?

It’s very difficult to see the

horrific things that happen

to people and that can take

an emotional toll for sure. It’s

really important to take care

of yourself, debrief with your

colleagues, check in to make

sure everyone is okay, especially

if there is a particularly horrible

case. Making sure to connect

with friends and family and

have fun interests outside of

what we do is really important to

maintain balance and sanity. You

can lose faith in humanity pretty

quick when you see some of the

stuff we see.

But it is a fascinating job, which

has a huge impact on families

and the public health and justice

system. We try and focus on

the positive impact that we are

having in investigating these

deaths and that helps a lot, too.

It’s an important part of society

that a lot of people don’t know

about and don’t think about.

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OPINION

The coming week

in our history

November 14, 1973 – The

passage of the Social Security

Amendment Act introduced

the domestic purposes benefit

to New Zealand’s social welfare

system.

November 15, 1861 –

Dunedin became the first New

Zealand centre to have a daily

newspaper after the publication

of the first Otago Daily Times

issue.

November 16, 1840 –

New Zealand became a separate

colony of the United Kingdom.

North, South and Stewart islands

were to be known respectively as

the provinces of New Ulster, New

Munster and New Leinster.

November 17, 1925 –

Governor-General Sir Charles

Fergusson opened the New

Zealand and South Seas

International Exhibition in

Dunedin.

November 18, 1947 –

Forty-one people died in the

fire at Christchurch’s prestigious

department store Ballantynes,

one of the worst blazes in New

Zealand history.

November 19, 2010 –

The Pike River mine explosion

occurred at 3.45pm. Twentynine

of the 31 men underground

died immediately or shortly

afterwards from the blast or

because of the toxic atmosphere

this generated.

November 20, 1937 –

George Sellars narrowly escaped

serious injury when he was able

to swing his parachute away

from the glass roof of the Winter

Gardens during the Farmers

Christmas Parade in Auckland.

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Fraz: One of life’s good guys

ONE OF life’s good guys has

gone to the great newsroom in

the sky (well, I hope so anyway).

Ken Fraser, aka The Rock, The

Mighty K or simply Fraz, passed

away suddenly recently. He was

73. Fraz had been a sub editor at

The Press for most of his journalistic

life. He was deputy features

editor for 12 years and later editor

of the travel section.

Fraz was one of those totally

dependable, likeable individuals,

who hardly ever said a bad or

stern word about anyone.

He rarely took a sick day, was

loyal and was a great wordsmith,

meticulously going through

Jenny Hughey – As the

new chair of Environment

Canterbury, I am very excited to

talk about what the council does

and what plans we have for the

future as a new council. What I

can’t do is talk on behalf of the

council before we have had the

opportunity to get to understand

all our aspirations and where

we want to put our focus. At

the moment, we are all in the

middle of an intensive induction

programme to come up to speed

with all the legislation and the

complexities of the work of a

regional council and what is

specific to Canterbury. I am

visiting ministers, getting to

know the other councillors and

getting straight into business-asusual

activity, which I am sure

you will appreciate doesn’t stop

for the election. I am very much

looking forward to talking to the

community once through these

critical foundation weeks for us

as a council.

Clarke responds – The

majority of the questions we

wanted to ask Hughey for Our

People would have been more

From the

editor’s desk

Barry Clarke

reporters’ copy, improving it and

questioning the facts, during the

course of a day’s work.

He also laid out pages.

When his shift finished,

he would head downstairs to

nearby Bailies Bar, The Press

journos haunt. He would take up

residence at his spot, discussing

issues of the day with staff and

owner Stan O’Keefe while waiting

for other The Press journos to

finish their shift.

A band was even named after

Fraz – Crazy Fraser and The

Press Gang – made up of The

Press journos who played a gig

from memory at Bailies.

Last week, editor in chief Barry Clarke poked the borax at new Environment Canterbury chairwoman Jenny Hughey

who would only do an interview for The Star’s Our People segment if questions were emailed through ECan’s

communications team. Today she and others respond to the column

on a personal note; who she is,

her interests, family, her views

on water quality and other

environmental matters. In my

view, she should have been able

to answer those herself. To read

Clarke’s column from last week

go to www.odt.co.nz/star-news/

star-opinion/opinion-jenny-whywont-you-talk-us.

Former ECan chairman,

Government minister and

Speaker of the House Sir

Kerry Burke – After more

than nine years of un-elected

stooges ruling ECan most of us

were looking forward to a return

to an open, accountable, fullyelected

council. It is, therefore,

seriously disappointing that

the new chair, Jenny Hughey,

has declined to do an interview

with The Star for its Our People

segment unless the questions

were first submitted to ECan’s

communications team. Captured

by un-elected staff already? I

hope not, but it does look, as you

say, as if the chair has “tripped at

the first hurdle.” ECan’s website

says that Ms Hughey has 11

years of governance experience.

TOP BLOKE: Ken Fraser (left

in green shirt), and former

The Press sports reporters

John Coffey (middle) and

Tim Dunbar.

Fraz was said to be more Irish

than the Irish. Tracing his ancestors

became a passion, which

led to a handful of trips to the

Emerald Isles. On his return he

regaled those who would listen

to his journeys and trips taken

by rental car, which would mean

regular overnight stays in many

country pubs.

Fraz was in his element.

He almost met his maker while

lunching one day, but not in

Ireland. When the earthquake

struck at 12.51pm on February

22, 2011, Fraz was having his

usual lunch break (non-liquid, I

hasten to add) at Bailies.

A chandelier-type light fitting

came crashing down, narrowly

missing him. He emerged from

the building covered in dust.

Fraz left Christchurch soon

after the quake and worked for

The Press from Timaru.

He would head north on

occasions to catch up with his

mates over an ale or two, usually

retired sports reporters John

Coffey and Tim Dunbar.

I’ll leave the final say on Fraz

to retired features editor at The

Press Stan Darling: “Ken was

the most thorough journalist I

have ever met. He insisted on

accuracy.”

barry@starmedia.kiwi

If so, where has that gone? The

definition of political responsibility

is that those we elect are

answerable to the public, their

electors, in this case a public

media organisation, acting on

our behalf as the medium between

us and them. Our elected

members’ role is to respond,

which is to say that they answer

to us or those asking questions

on our behalf, such as The Star

wanted to do. Norman Kirk best

described the role of a politician

vis-à-vis bureaucrats in 1972

when he said that MPs needed to

stand with the people facing the

bureaucrats, not the other way

around. This was at the close of

a long period of National Party

rule when its leadership came

to be seen as siding with the bureaucracy,

not the people. When

Labour won the Wanganui seat,

a senior public servant was heard

to say to then Prime Minister

Jack Marshall that “we’ve lost

Wanganui” which seemed to

sum up the too cosy relationship

of staff and governors. A different

dynamic operates at local

government level compared with

central government. Staff in local

government do have a more

direct influence and closer interaction

with councillors, which

is why it’s very important that

elected members, such as chairwoman

Hughey, make the public

statements and respond to media

enquiries. Let’s hope that, having

tripped at the first hurdle, she

can get back on the horse and, as

the electors representative, start

to make the running. It’s what

she was elected to do.

Bill Cornelius – Jenny

Hughey I am a ratepayer helping

fund your $180,000 plus perks

salary per year. Do yourself a

favour, stop hiding behind your

spin doctors. We elected you, not

a group of spin doctors. I have

no interest in anything your

spin doctors say. We do not need

sanitised gobbledygook. I want

to hear what you have to say;

the no communication position

you have taken is insulting to all

ratepayers. Front up or step aside

and let someone who has the

confidence do the job. Your position

makes the councillors who

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Thursday November 14 2019 The Star

OPINION 27

Readers react to last week’s article on Canterbury Cricket Trust’s bid to get six 48.9m

permanent lights installed at Hagley Oval

Mark Belton – I strongly

oppose installation of more

lighting at the oval. Cricket has

become a massive commercial

business, and should develop

its purpose-built facilities

elsewhere in the city. Hagley Park

is our village green, it’s natural

character must be protected.

Jan Cooney – Yes, I support

this happening. It is advancing

opportunities for a sport

on national and international

arenas, that will be fabulous for

Christchurch.

Cynthia Johnson – I am all

in favour of getting permanent

lights installed into Hagley Park,

hurry up and get this done. We

are missing out on too many big

events due to a lack of proper

venues, so at least if the lights get

the go-ahead that will be a huge

help in getting our businesses to

start making money finally.

And Hagley Park belongs to

everyone, not just a handful of

people whose theme song could

be the one that Groucho Marx

sang in one of the Marx Brothers

movies Whatever it’s for I’m

Against it.

Len Stone – I think that

permanent light fixtures should

not be allowed at Hagley Park.

Sue Parkinson – Of course

they should be installed as a

permanent fixture. What harm

are they going to do? What good

is all that park area if not put to

good use with as many events

as possible to bring the people

of Christchurch and visitors

together to enjoy themselves.

Let’s move forward to create

a vibrant city and not listen to

those who remain in the past as

the “stop the fun police.”

Tom McGlinchy – I have no

problems with the light towers if

they are designed aesthetically

pleasing similar to the Perth

cricket ground lights. Not modelled

on the ugly monstrosities

that where installed at Lancaster

Park. Hope they take looks into

consideration as they will be very

visible to large numbers of residents

and visitors to the city.

Don Cawthorn – Yes, put

the lights in. Cricket has been

played on the oval for over 160

years and why should a group of

killjoys ruin it for all sports fans.

Ursula M Styler – I come

from a cricket family and have

volunteered at games held at

Hagley, including the ICC World

Cup. I am in full agreement that

lighting be installed to enable the

city of Christchurch be added

to the venues in New Zealand

to able to hold day/night games.

This would also help cricket fans

from out of town (even as far as

Dunedin) to come and enjoy the

environs of Hagley.

I consider Hagley Oval in

a similar vein as some of the

county venues in England, where

fans enjoy the first innings, followed

by a leisurely meal and

then sit back on a perfect evening

to watch the second innings.

Kelvin Head – Totally

opposed to the installation of

permanent light towers, wrong

place to even have a test cricket

ground.

Tony Sewell – Get the

permanent lights up ASAP.

The more people that can enjoy

Hagley Park the better. Hagley

Oval is not restricted to the public

24/7 no more than the Hagley

Golf Club is, the Hagley netball

pavilion is, the Hagley tennis

courts are, the Hagley Bowling

Club is, the Hagley Croquet Club

is, the night markets are, Christmas

in the Park is, the Curators

House is and I can go on and on.

Hagley is a magnificent asset.

Let’s get as much use out of it for

everyone.

Terry Faulkner – I am

against permanent lighting at the

oval as it will spoil the nature

of the park, which is after all for

the enjoyment of the citizens, and

not there to be used to attract

more tourists who may or may

not come to watch a cricket

match.

The cricket association knew

when it obtained permission for

the oval that permanent lighting

was not allowed, so the city

council needs to stand strong and

not be browbeaten into doing

something it doesn’t want to

do. If the cricket association

originally wanted a permanent

world-class facility they should

have said so and gone elsewhere.

Perhaps the city council could

suggest they use the old Lancaster

Park site, or perhaps something

could be put in the east of

the city. Surely the sports fans

coming to see cricket can spend

that little extra to use taxis, Uber

or bus to a facility that is not next

door to a hotel. Let’s hope the

council stays strong.

Marie Parsons – We recently

attended the New Zealand v

England twenty20 match and

noted the huge articulated viewing

loft for camera people. Why

couldn’t some clever engineers

Send us your views. If

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get their heads together and sort

out a similar set up for lighting

at the oval? We could then either

move them away or retract them

to ground and a cover that would

be less visible

Geoff Bell – No, lights should

not be installed. They are playing

dirty underhand tricks. Professional

cricket should find money

and land of their own instead of

encroaching on a cheap way out

at the expense of others. It’s not

a suitable venue for professional

cricket. Try working out a deal

with the city council for the old

Lancaster Park site.

Ian Satterthwaite – I am

a retired cricket coach, 79-yearsold,

so I have seen the game of

cricket, and how it has changed.

I strongly support the installation

of permanent light towers at

Hagley Oval to meet immediate

requirements of administration

of the game at this venue, a big

step forward. Cricket is a developing

game, the short drama

variety attracting huge support

with changes to the play, time of

day and format. Night games are

with us for the future, worldwide.

Canterbury has the perfect venue

at Hagley to host all-comers. It is

important for the Christchurch

rebuild, that we can be part of

New Zealand cricket success.

Russell Fortune – I am

in full favour of lights being

installed at Hagley park. This

would be a great asset to our city.

Eloise Scott – We are

totally opposed to permanent

lights being installed at Hagley

Oval as well as the extra games

proposed. The arrogance of the

cricket people going nationwide

with this is just appalling. People

outside Christchurch do not

know of the implications of this

going ahead. They have no rights

to have a say. There are so very

many other areas the oval could

be built. It should never have

been put where it is. The park is

for the public, not a select few

attached to cricket. Wait until

the new hospital is open which

will involve so many more people

attending, driving and looking

for parks. The cricket has the

arrogance of closing parks off on

Riccarton Rd which we thought

was a public road.

David Quested – Firstly

cricket has been played Hagley

Oval over 150 years. The cricket

Umpires Pavilion was built in

1863 and situated at Nancy’s

corner now stands in Hagley

Oval. I am a life member of the

Canterbury Cricket Umpires and

Scorers Assn and have umpired

at Hagley Park since joining in

1983.

We need lights in Hagley

Park because it will attract more

matches which means more people

and brings more prosperity to

our city. People love our ground,

sitting on the grass banks is just

great, it is not a concrete jungle,

it blends well with the rest of the

park.

Lights will make a visual

impact, they will be seen. People

who want to picnic in Hagley

Park or walk about in the park

still have over 121ha to do that.

Why should a handful of people

have the total say.

Bill and Karen

McElhinney – We are both

strongly opposed to consent

being given to the Canterbury

Cricket Trust to install lights at

Hagley Oval.

There is space within our

city which does not encroach

on Hagley Park where big

events could be held – perhaps

resurrecting Lancaster Park or

extending the use of Lincoln

Green. The covered arena that is

on the city plan may be another

possibility for international

cricket matches.

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HAVING NOT played in more

than a year, it’s easy to forget the

All Whites exist, let alone 11

blokes are actually going to take

to the field tomorrow morning

rather than being a team on

paper.

New coach Danny Hay faces

his first test against Ireland in

Dublin before taking on Lithuania

in Vilnius – and therein lies

the problem. Let’s face it, who

wants to bother following a team

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of meaning at home every four

years?

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Whites in the news was when

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World Cup play-off matches

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Westpac Stadium – it’s nice

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qualifying tournament, which

SPORT 31

Blow for Robertson

in bid to be All Blacks coach

SCOTT ROBERTSON has

spoken of his disappointment

at hearing Tony Brown had

decided to support Jamie Joseph

in his push to be the next All

Blacks coach, but conceded: “I

appreciate it was a tough call for

him to make to me.”

Crusaders coach Robertson

had hoped to team up with

Japan assistant coach Brown,

whose stock rose significantly

during the recent Rugby

World Cup along with that

of hosts Japan after their

ground-breaking victories

over Ireland and Scotland and

meritorious performance in their

quarter-final defeat to eventual

STRONG CV:

champions South Africa.

Scott

The pair would have made

Robertson

a compelling partnership but

has won three

instead, Brown, who is returning

consecutive

to New Zealand to help Aaron

Super Rugby

Mauger with the Highlanders,

titles with the

has thrown his lot in with

Crusaders. ​

Joseph, the current head coach

of Japan who also has All Black

you need to, it’s a big process

ambitions.

‘All the learnings along the way can help me in my quest coming up and they’ve needed to

“Tony made his call,”

to be All Black coach’

challenge me and my thoughts

Robertson said today. “It was

– Scott Robertson

and processes coming into it.”

a tough phone call to make.

He said he and his family were

We had planned for a while to

ready for the step up in intensity

work together. He showed his for yourself and what is going All the learnings along the way and profile. “I’m really mindful

hand to work with Jamie – and to be best for the team. They are can help me in my quest to be of the status that it holds. It’s one

his loyalty. I appreciate it was a private conversations as you can All Black coach. It’s up to them of the biggest jobs in the country,

tough call for him to make to imagine.”

whether they feel that experience as we know. My wife Jane is in,

me.”

Robertson, prepared for is enough. I think it was shown we’re all in. I’ve got three young

Robertson, who spoke

questions on his goal of replacing in the most recent tournament; sons who really understand –

to the media at the official Steve Hansen but perhaps not the right person for the job is the well, I’m not sure the youngest

announcement of the New expecting such an interrogation key ingredient.”

one understands but if we’re all

Zealand Super Rugby squads, a month or so before

He also confirmed happy at home he’s happy.

will relinquish his role as

his official interview,

he had spoken to

“It’s a real passion of mine,

Crusaders head coach should was asked whether his

several mentors about I love what I do and the

his All Black interview in early background of success

the process, including opportunity doesn’t come

December go well and the with the Crusaders – three

Robbie Deans, a former around very often.”

recommendation of panellists Sir consecutive titles – and

Crusaders and Wallabies He has support if not

Graham Henry, Mark Robinson, before that Canterbury,

coach.

sympathy from Blues rival Leon

Brent Impey, Mike Anthony and represented a good

“I’m an extremely MacDonald, who worked under

Waimarama Taumaunu is signed foundation for the role of

optimistic person,” Robertson at the Crusaders

Tony Brown

off by the New Zealand Rugby All Blacks head coach.

Robertson said. “It’s in 2017 before shifting north.

board.

He replied: “Do you have to in my nature to see a lot of MacDonald, preparing for his

But now the man known as lose to learn to be a better person opportunities in things. I need second season with the Blues,

Razor is in the process of finding and better coach? That’s for them to have people to add a bit of said: “I know that my brain is

another running mate to replace [panel] to decide.

realism. Without naming too working overtime on one job,

Brown, and he added: “That’s “I’ve got my formula and I’ve many names, there are a lot of so to have two in mind will be a

part of the game. You have worked really hard coaching ex-Crusaders coaches who have challenge, but he’s the sort of guy

conversations with people and schoolboy rugby through to influenced me. I’ve talked to who can cope and do both well.”

you work out the best options club rugby and to Super Rugby. them and have got pretty deep – – NZ Herald

One-eyed Cantab

Gordon Findlater

gordon.findlater@starmedia.kiwi

will see the All Whites visiting

some of the finest grounds the

Pacific Islands have to offer. All

Whites supporters will also be

treated to mouth-watering home

ties against the likes of Fiji and

New Caledonia, before taking on

an Oceania powerhouse like the

Solomon Islands in a scintillating

final played over two legs.

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The answer to injecting some

life into the team and a campaign

for New Zealanders to get behind

is purely and simply joining the

Asia confederation.

If the All Whites joined Asia

they would actually be able to

engage with a New Zealand audience.

On their current world ranking

the All Whites would advance

to the second round of the AFC

qualification. That alone guarantees

four home and four away

matches playing in one of eight,

five-team-pools.

To reach the next stage of

qualification they would need to

win their group or finish as one of

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Kelly, Glasson take

$10,000 bowling prize

Canterbury bowlers Andrew

Kelly and Nathan Glasson took

out the Stoke Stakes men’s pairs,

overcoming a star-studded

post-section field to claim the

$10,000 winners’ cheque. The

final saw Andre Smith and

Dennis Mills race out of the

block early doors to take an

8-2 lead, though much like the

game beforehand, both Glasson

and Kelly settled in to their

work and began pegging back

the deficit. It wasn’t long before

they had the game back in their

favour, with Kelly and Glasson

proving too consistent over the

18-ends, picking up a five count

to extend their lead 21-12 and

force the Marlborough duo to

concede defeat with two ends

left to play.

Identifying players for

U19 World Cup

New Canterbury Cricket

network coach, Freddy

Anderson, has named a

14-strong squad for the

upcoming men’s national

under-19 tournament in Lincoln

from December 4-12. The squad

will be captained by Christ’s

College batsman Nic Lidstone

as he returns from a labral

tear in his right hip suffered

during a hockey trial two years

ago. The tournament will also

be used to identify players to

represent New Zealand at the

ICC Under-19 World Cup in

South Africa early next year.

Canterbury squad – Matt Boyle,

Matthias Paltridge, Rhys Mariu,

Archie Redfern, Nic Lidstone, Jesse

Frew, Regan Sheahan, Lachie Harper,

Tom Dunlop, Jacko Hemingway,

Angus Sidey, Matt Munro, Will

Smith, Curtis Millard.

Head coach named

for CBHS first XV

Andy Gibson has been

confirmed as the new head

coach of the Christchurch Boys’

High School first XV and will

be assisted by Pat Coady. Gibson

is an old boy of the school and

spent the last three years as the

coach of the Shirley Boys’ High

School first XV.

How to inject some life into the All Whites campaign

the four runners-up with the top

four points.

The third round sees two pools

of six teams play home and away,

meaning five home and five away

matches.

The top two from each group

then qualify for the World Cup,

while the two third place finishes

play each other for a inter-confederation

play-off tie.

Yes, it’s undoubtedly a much

harder route to the World Cup

but at least Joe Bloggs might

have a chance to pick up on a few

players names who play for the

All Whites and for once feel like

he a campaign worth jumping on

the bandwagon for.


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SPORT

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Harris still taking strike on the cusp of 50

One of Canterbury’s

finest cult heroes is on

the brink of achieving

a rare feat of playing

premier senior cricket

at the age of 50. Chris

Harris’ milestone is on

Tuesday and he is still a

mainstay in Sydenham’s

premier side. Sports

reporter Gordon

Findlater caught up

with the all-rounder as

our Canterbury sporting

icon series continues

WHEN CHRIS Harris made

his senior premier cricket debut

he was still at secondary school.

Now, he’s on the brink playing at

the same level more than three

decades later.

On Saturday, Harris’ Sydenham

side need to defeat Old

Boys Collegians to guarantee

themselves a spot in the premier

one-day semi-finals on November

24. If they do, he will mark

the occasion by playing his first

match as a 50-year-old.

Harris, now an account manager

for MediaWorks predominantly

in radio, personified the

definition of all-rounder during

the 1990s and 2000s. Harris not

only contributed with bat and

ball, but is also widely regarded

as one of New Zealand’s greatest

ever fielders. He says his exploits

in the field can be thanked in

part to his two older brothers

Ben and Tim.

They were four or five years

older than me so after learning to

walk I spent the first three years in

the field and I learnt very quickly

that fielding is very important,

not just because it’s important to

cricket, but if I dropped a catch or

missed a run out they would beat

me up,” said Harris.

“I was lucky enough that they

eventually taught me to bowl,

although they did a pretty poor

job of that because I’ve got a

very bad technique . . . I think I

was maybe trying to copy Lance

Cairns in the early days and then

I could never stop it.”

Just days after celebrating his

21st birthday Harris made his

international one-day debut for

New Zealand in a one-day in a

loss to Australia at the Sydney

Cricket Ground in 1990.

“I remember Andrew Jones getting

so much abuse that when we

got a wicket he came in and said:

‘Right guys I’ve had enough, I’m

going to call 99 then jump over

the fence and pick out a spectator

and start hitting them, I want

you guys to follow me’. So Martin

Crowe was the captain and he

said: ‘Right Andrew you come

into the circle and Chris you go

out there,” said Harris.

“So I’m out on the bank of the

SCG and just getting abused

. . . at the time I had a full head of

hair and someone must have had

a premonition because they said:

‘You’re losing your hair Harris

you’re going to be bald in a year.”

Throughout his international

SUITED UP: Chris Harris is currently an account manager for

MediaWorks.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

TOUGH: Harris defending

a ball while batting with a

severely injured shoulder

in his last ODI against

Australia at the SCG in

2004.

career Harris remembers some

of his highest of highs coinciding

with equally as emphatic lows.

Harris played in four World

Cups for New Zealand. The 1992

World Cup is the one he remembers

the most fondly, but also as

the most sombre. New Zealand

topped pool play before losing

to eventual winners Pakistan by

four wickets in a semi-final at

Eden Park.

“People don’t remember, but

we were coming off a three-nil

series loss to England leading

into the World Cup, so the

expectations weren’t good. We

had been doing a lot of planning

and I remember that first game

against Australia how amazing

the crowd were and from

that day forward when we beat

Australia at Eden Park in front

of about 40,000 people, just the

following and the support was

amazing,” said Harris.

“[In the semi-final] to watch

senior players like Martin Crowe

and Rod Latham who was a pretty

hard man, to watch them effectively

crying walking around

the boundary was sombre and

tough to take,” said Harris.

Four years later Harris’ highest

one-day score of 130 came in a

six-wicket loss to Australia in the

quarter-final of the 1996 Cricket

World Cup. However, the great

individual display wasn’t enough

to stop Australia reaching the target

of 286 with 13 balls to spare.

In 2000 Harris played a key

role in New Zealand chasing

down India’s total of 264 to win

the final of the ICC Champions

Trophy. New Zealand were battling

at 132/5 midway through

the innings before Harris contributed

46 with the bat during a

crucial 122 sixth-wicket partnership

with Chris Cairns which

ultimately laid the platform for

the four-wicket victory with two

balls to spare.

In 2004, Harris became the

first New Zealander to have

played 250 ODIs. However, the

match against Australia at the

SCG would be his last for the

Black Caps. While in the field

Harris seriously injured his

shoulder when diving to field a

shot from Ricky Ponting.

“It was like being shot in the

arm. I literally couldn’t move my

arm. I tried practising to bowl

and I realised I had no chance,

so I went up to Flem[ing] at the

end of the over and said: ‘I don’t

think I can bowl mate I’ve got to

go off,” he said.

Later in the match New

Zealand found themselves

166/8 and still 95 runs short of

Australia’s total and the prospect

of Harris batting didn’t look

likely. However, an inspired

not-out innings from Kyle Mills

which included four sixes meant

New Zealand were just 26 runs

short of victory when the ninth

wicket fell.

Harris scored just four runs

from six deliveries - many of

which arrived at 150km/h and

aimed directly at his shoulder

from Brett Lee – before being

bowled by Glen McGrath 17 runs

short of the total.

“I remember getting my arms

up to play the ball and the pain

was quite unbearable. I had obviously

taken a lot of paracetamol

and codeine, so I was a little bit

TECHNIQUE:

Chris Harris

bowling against

the West Indies

at Eden Park

in 2000 and

celebrating

a Zimbabwe

wicket in the

1999 World Cup

Super Six match

at Headlingly,

England.

out of it, but it was a little bit sad

because we got so close.”

In one-day international cricket

Harris scored 4379 runs at an

average of 29. He also took 203

wickets at an average of 37.50.

However, more impressively he

carried an economy rate of just

4.28 runs per over

Harris never established himself

a regular in the New Zealand

test side. He made just 23 appearances

between 1992 and

2002 resulted in a disappointing

batting average of 20.44 and an

ineffective bowling average of

73.12.

“In the early days I was always

led to believe test cricket was a

defensive game and if you look

now it’s not at all. If I had my

time again I would have played

my test cricket like my one-day

cricket,” he said.

Harris continued playing domestically

for Canterbury until

2010 as well as stints in India

and two years of playing and

coaching in Zimbabwe before a

year playing for Papatoetoe in

Auckland.

Upon returning to Christchurch

Harris began working in

sales and continued to play club

cricket for Sydenham – which

he has no plans of giving up on

anytime soon.

He has also now involved with

Sky Sport’s commentary team

and will cover many domestic

T20 games during December

and January.


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Bulls half sets sights on Cook Islands World Cup berth

• By Gordon Findlater

CANTERBURY Bulls and

Hornby Panthers half Tevin

Arona hopes to cap off a

whirlwind month by helping

Cook Islands qualify for the

2021 Rugby League World

Cup.

On Saturday Arona will

be part of the Cook Islands

team to take on the United

States in Jacksonville,

Florida.

The winner of the match

will secure a spot in the

World Cup.

“It’s a massive game.

Everyone wants to be in the

World Cup,” said Arona.

Last month Arona was

part of the Canterbury Bulls

side which lost to Akarana

in the national premiership

final. Two weeks later he

represented Cook Islands for

the first time at the Rugby

ONE WIN AWAY: Hornby

Panthers half Tevin Arona

is part of the Cook Islands

squad which will take on

United States for the final

spot in the 2021 Rugby

League World Cup. ​

League World Cup Nines

in Sydney. On November

1, he co-captained the New

Zealand Residents to a

28-12 win over the English

Community Lions in

Auckland.

‘It’s a massive game.

Everyone wants to

be in the World Cup’

– Tevin Arona

“It’s been like a blur . . . it’s

surreal,” said Arona.

“My goal that I’ve always

had is to play for the Cook

Islands, I just never thought

it would happen this year.

Another goal was to get to

the final with the Bulls and

to make the residents team,

so for all of that to happen in

the space of five weeks has

been nuts.”

The Cook Islands squad

for the World Cup qualifying

match against the US

contains NRL regulars in

the form on Parramatta

Eels centre Brad Takairangi,

Brisbane Broncos centre Alex

Glenn and Eels second-rower

Mareta Niukore.

Arona – who was born in

New Zealand, but still has

many family members in

the Cook Islands – is already

familiar with many in the

squad after being a surprise

selection for the World Cup

Nines last month. He flew to

Sydney just three days before

the start of the tournament.

The side went on to defeat

Tonga and Fiji, but missed

out on a semi-final spot due

to a loss to pool winners

Samoa.

“All the write-ups were saying

we were dead in that pool

and teams should get an easy

win off us, but in the nines

game you just down know. We

ended up playing well and if

we beat Samoa we could have

got through to the finals and

played Australia. That would

have been massive.”

Cook Islands – which

avoided elimination by

defeating South Africa in

June – have previously made

World Cup appearances in

2000 and 2013.

The winner of Saturday’s

match will become the 16th

and final team to qualify for

the 2021 tournament.

HISTORY:

St Andrew’s

College will

play in the

Gillette Cup

national

tournament

for the first

time next

month.

St Andrew’s finally crack

Gillette Cup competition

• By Gordon Findlater

FOR ST Andrew’s College

first XI coach Mike

Johnston, 18 years of

coming agonisingly close

was worth the

wait when his side

qualified for the

Gillette Cup for the

first time.

When St

Andrew’s defeated

Christ’s College

by 186 runs in

the Gillette Cup

Canterbury

regional qualifying final

at Mainpower Oval in

Rangiora they created

history.

St Andrew’s have never

qualified for the national

tournament, which has

Mike

Johnston

been the pinnacle of

secondary school cricket

since it was established in

1990.

“It’s taken a long time.

I’ve been to a lot of finals

before, but to finally

crack it is awesome,”

said Johnston.

The final against

Christ’s was the sixth

Johnston has been

involved in while

coaching the team.

Many have gone right

down to the wire and

one of the most heartbreaking

losses even

resulted in a draw.

That loss came in 2008

when the St Andrew’s

team, containing Black

Cap Henry Nicholls,

Wellington all-rounder

Logan van Beek and

Auckland pace bowler

Matt McEwan, lost in

a bowl off to St Bede’s

College which featured

Matt Henry.

The Gillette Cup

tournament will

take place at Lincoln

University and Hagley

Oval from December

1-6. St Andrew’s will

play the winners of the

regional qualifying

tournaments in Otago,

Central Districts,

Wellington, Auckland and

Northern Districts.

“Now we’ve got there our

aim is to perform really

well and hopefully we can

win it because we’ve got a

very well balanced side,”

said Johnston.

SENIOR RUGBY COACHING STAFF

SENIOR RUGBY COACHING STAFF

The Southern Rugby Club of Mid Canterbury is seeking

The expressions Southern Rugby of interest Club to fill of their Mid senior Canterbury team coaching is seeking

expressions of interest positions to for fill the their 2020 season senior team coaching

This season the

positions

Southern Stags

for

were

the

joint

2020

winners

season.

of the Luisetti Seeds

Combined Competition however due to new business commitments the

This season, the Southern Stags were joint winners of the

current coaching staff have sadly decided to stand down.

Luisetti Seeds Combined Competition, however due to new

business

Southern

commitments

is a great country

the

run

current

club with huge

coaching

support

staff

from

have

our loyal

sadly

community. This year we celebrated 25 years of the successful merger

decided to stand down.

of Hinds and Mayfield rugby clubs.

Southern Expressions is a great of country interest to run Club club President with Phil huge Cushnie support at from

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successful merger of Hinds and Mayfield rugby clubs.

Expressions of interest to Club President, Phil Cushnie at

southernrfc@gmail.com or

phone 0274 399 555.


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12. Ridiculous (6)

14. Attractive object (6)

17. Surprise (7)

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9. Tilts (5)

10. Fragrance (5)

11. Exceptionally large (7)

12. Ridiculous (6)

14. Attractive object (6)

17. Surprise (7)

19. Negative (5)

22. Elevate (5)

23. Funeral procession (7)

24. Finger (5)

25. Sun shade (7)

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1. Annoyed (5)

2. Severe (5)

3. Refuge (7)

4. Idea (6)

5. Divided (5)

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different letter of the alphabet.

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7. Esteem (7)

12. Confident (7)

13. Economical (7)

15. Fan (7)

16. Military police officer (colloq) (6)

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20. Requirements (5)

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Haval H2 – SUV that won’t break the bank

HAVAL HAS only been in the

Kiwi marketplace for a couple

of years but already it has made

quite an impression, I’ve seen a

lot of the brand on Christchurch

roads and the motoring public are

certainly aware of its presence.

Strictly speaking, Haval

is not new; it’s a subsidiary

company of the Chinese Great

Wall conglomerate and the

nameplate is dedicated to sport

utility vehicles only. That’s no

surprise as the global market has

an insatiable appetite for SUVs

and China will capitalise on that

demand.

Haval is represented here in

three body styles, effectively small

to large. This evaluation focuses on

the entry-level model, the H2.

The Haval H2 is the car that will

get you into the brand without

breaking the bank. It is available

here in two specifications,

effectively low and high grade. The

entry-level model is listed at just

$25,990, while an extra $2000 will

buy you leather trim (heated front

seats, also electrically adjustable),

dual zone climate control, uprated

audio and a few other healthy

specification items.

The test car was the upspec

H2, and those features sit over

and above what could well be

Motoring

Ross Kiddie

considered good specification in

the first instance. There’s a raft of

inclusions even in the standard

model, such as keyless entry and

ignition, sunroof, cruise control,

tyre pressure monitoring and

Isofix child seat tethers. This last

feature is part of a substantial

safety package that has earned

the H2 a five-star Australasian

New Car Assessment Program

rating. That being the case, you

know Haval has been proactive in

building safety into its models.

Under the bonnet sits a

turbocharged 1.5-litre fourcylinder

engine and it drives

through a traditional six-speed

automatic gearbox.

Haval claims 110kW (5600rpm)

and 210Nm (2200-4500rpm)

power outputs, and if you look at

the areas where those figures are

supplied you easily come to the

conclusion that the makers have

put a lot of development work

into

the driveline so that it works with

a broad flow of energy.

It is also an engine that works

sweetly. Well, that’s no surprise,

at 1497cc there’s not a lot of

reciprocating mass so it works

quietly and with fluid turbo

boost. There’s no lag, and the

engine management protocols

HAVAL H2: Part of a comprehensive range of models from

Chinese conglomerate Great Wall.

work in harmony with the sixspeeder

so that gear changes are

instant and structured so that

respectable acceleration can be

gleaned.

On that subject, the H2 will

reach 100km/h from a standstill

in 10.5sec and will make 120km/h

from 80km/h in 6.2sec.

There are three drive modes,

all self explanatory – eco, normal

and snow. I chose normal mode

for most of my evaluation drive,

however, if you are conscious

about fuel use, eco mode will dull

throttle response.

Unlike its bigger stablemates,

some of which have four-wheeldrive,

the H2 is a front-wheeldrive

model only, however, I must

make mention of the suspension

engineering. Full marks to

Haval, the rear end of the H2

is a fully independent system,

offering suspension freedom and

promoting a high degree of both

handling and in-cabin comfort.

The spring and damper rates

are only mildly firmed, but there

is still just enough damping

so that gravitational forces are

arrested when tricky corners are

encountered.

I took the test car on the loop

using some of my favourite high

country roads and I was hugely

impressed with its road manners

and civilised nature.

It is quiet on the highway

and steers directly, there’s a lot

of rubber on the road through

Korean-made Kumho tyres

(235/55 x 18in), and feedback

through the steering is decidedly

• Price – Haval H2, $27,990

• Dimensions – Length,

4335mm; width, 1814mm;

height, 1695mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

front-wheeldrive,

1497cc, 110kW,

210Nm, six-speed

automatic.

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 10.5sec

• Fuel usage – 9l/100km

informative.

On my highway loop the

engine ticks over at just 2000rpm

at 100km/h and it uses fuel at

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(42mpg), which is not too distant

from the norm for an engine of

this size.

My week-long average of

10l/100km (28mpg) was a little

on the high side but worked well

with Haval’s combined cycle

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Those figures aren’t outstanding

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TM

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the property, including getting someone to help

you understand the outcome of any report on the

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“In some cases, issues are noted on property

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If a report uncovers an issue, he suggests getting

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estate agent failed to tell you about, Lampen-Smith

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home

Guide

Homes by Parklane

“Standout Homes for an

Outstanding Price”

Flemington, Lincoln

6 Craig Thompson Drive

Thur to Sun 1pm - 4pm

Wigram - Office

2 Harvard Avenue

Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm

Registered Master Builders

House of the Year Multi Gold

Award Winning Builder

Gold Reserve Award Winning

Showhome

(03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453

www.homesbyparklane.co.nz

Jennian Homes -

Canterbury North

Rolleston

7 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon

Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm

Rangiora

9 Westpark Boulevard

Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm

www.jennian.co.nz

First Homes - Christchurch

St Albans

39 Sherborne Street

Open Tues to Sat 10am - 4pm

Ph 021 575 545

chchsales@firsthomes.co.nz

www.firsthomes.co.nz

Cambridge Homes

Kaiapoi

17 Durells Crescent

Silverstream, Kaiapoi

Mon to Sun 11am - 4pm

www.cambridgehomes.co.nz

thE

showhomE

guidE

Contact Elaine: (03) 364 7436

elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi

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New and Used

WINDOWS

& DOORS

• Extensive

range

• Aluminium &

timber

• French doors

Phone

379 6159

215 Waltham Rd

Building Supplies

www.windowmarket.co.nz

Boating Accessories

& Equipment

3.2 mtr Mercury inflatable

boat, good cond. $600. Ph

027 2014 713 or 03 980

1676

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

Cars

$1,501 - $4,000

MITSUBISHI 380 SX,

2007. Sparkling Red, 3.8

V6, 40mpg, spoiler, 17”

alloys., to see is to buy

$2750, ph 352 5963

Church Notices

Christian

sPiritUaList

ChUrCh

182 Edgeware Road

Sunday Service

7pm

Address

Janet A

Clairvoyant

Janet A

All Welcome

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Sydenham Community

Centre

23/25 Hutcheson St

Address

Debbie

Clairvoyance

Debbie

Sunday 7pm

All Welcome

Phone 349-9749

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm

Address:

Dennis - Auckland

Clairvoyance:

Dennis - Auckland

Tuesday 1pm - 3pm

Healing &

Clairvoyance

All Welcome

• Exterior

sliding doors

• Single &

double glazed

• Buy and sell

Church Notices

WATCH

SCIENTOLOGY

SCIENTOLOGY.TV

09 379 0900

Classic Cars &

Motorcycles

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

Community Events

ADDICTIVE EATERS

ANONYMOUS Had

enough of battling

food? Tired of under or

overeating or obsessing

constantly about food? We

have found freedom from

food addiction through the

Twelve Steps. We have

three meetings each week

in Christchurch. For more

information phone 03

662-9128 or visit www.

AEAnz.org

Computer

Services

BETHELL’S Computer

Services, want to repair or

upgrade your computer, ph

Julian 021 1643666

Curtains

A1 CURTAINS &

DRAPES.

Roman blinds,tie

backs,cushions,nets &

voiles plus alterations.

Free quotes.Ph Kay 980

1501 or 021 2571823. kay.

tainui88@gmail.com

Flatmates

Flatmate wanted.

Linwood, $130 p/w incl

power. Ph 021 0874 8205

For Sale

Complete set of adult

cricket gear, bag included.

$600 ono. Ph 027 2851

640

TINY HOUSE.

2 storey.Can be seen Flat

35, 16 Dundee Place,

Spreydon after 6pm

Free

BAR FRIDGE

For garage. Flat 35, 16

Dundee Place Spreydon

after 6pm

Finance

CASH LOANS

$200-$20,000

GET CASH

NOW

3/11 GOULDING AVE. HORNBY

9B BUCKLEYS ROAD. LINWOOD

PH 0800 760 000

WWW.INSTANTFINANCE.CO.NZ

Funeral Directors

Non-Service Cremation $1,745

Commital service with cremation $3,950

Chapel service with cremation $6,500

Family burial service from $3,400

Just Funerals, a family owned and

operated company with qualified,

registered and experienced staff.

Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

Funeral Directors

direct

cremation

$1,800 GSt inclusive

(includes committal)

0800 27 28 29

www.mainland

crematorium.co.nz

Garage Sales

AVONDALE 79 Warratah

St, Sat 8am. Clothing,

shoes, h/hold items,

furniture.

PAPANUI 28A Grassmere

Street. Huge selection,

everything from hairclips

to fridges . Clothes,

furniture, kitchen stuff,

European & NZ prints

& gifts, books, DVD’s,

music. Complete

downsize. Not before

8am SATURDAY 16th

Nov (Show Weekend),

up drive 28A Grassmere

Street. Glass of wine

for first 30 purchasers!

garagesalePapanui@

gmail.com

Gardening

& Supplies

Save your

watering

by using

Magic Mulch

“This Product Sucks”

at all leading

garden centres

Instructions at

www.magicmoss.co.nz

Thursday November 14 2019 The Star 37

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Funeral Directors

Direct

Cremation

No frills, No Service,

No fuss, simply

straight to the crem.

Other options

available.

Ph: 379 0178

for our brochure

or email

office@undertaker.co.nz

Gardening

& Supplies

TREE & HEDGE

SERVICES

• Trees removed

• Trees pruned

• Storm damage

• Hedges trimmed

• Free quotes

Ph Justin

021 221 4344

Handy Person

Services

Tired of that dripping

tap?Brassed off with

those sticking doors and

windows?Sick of looking

at that broken gate &

fence?Help is at hand!Ph

John on 021 149 0986 for

an obligation free quote to

ease your mind.

Gardening

& Supplies

A GARDEN OR

LANDSCAPING TIDY

UP? Shrub, hedge &

tree pruning, Lawns,

Gardening, consistently

reliable general property

upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10

yrs experience, One off

tidy ups or on-going

service. Nick’s Garden

Maintenance. Keeping

your garden beautiful.

Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

& 022 264 7452

GARDENING

Mature female. $18

per hour, Northcote &

surrounding areas only, ph

03 352 2590

MONDO GRASS Black.

Large pots full. $5. Ph

352-2590

PETE’S GARDENING

SERVICE Gardening,

rubbish removal, cleanups,

expert pruning, hedge

trimming, tree cutting,

good rates, no job too big

or too small, half the price

of a franchise. Compost

& wood chips for sale. Ph

027 551 4118

Health & Beauty

Anxiety, Depression,

Phobia, Addictions.

Otakaro Healing Arts. Ian

021 684 885

Massage

MALE Masseur, relax

massage, waxing for men,

8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756

TRADITIONAL Indian

Ayurvedic herbal massage.

7 days wk.

Ph 027 611 4966

Wanted To Buy

CASH PAID TODAY

for quality furniture,

tools, estate lots.

Call Simon

021 154 8281

CASH FOR

STAMPS,

COINS &

GOLD

Free Appraisals

Call Matt at

The Stamp and

Coin Exchange

134a Riccarton Rd

0800 39 24 26

We can come to you.

Call today.

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

349-4229

ALL whiteware wanted.

Same day service, cash

paid for freezes, fridges,

washing machines, ovens.

Also buying furniture &

h/hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

A RECORDS Wanted

top cash prices paid for

good records. No easy

listening. Please ph 027

624 1138

Pets & Supplies

CATS UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

Ph 3555-022 or email

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

MILITARIA Any

Tuition country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

COMPUTER LESSONS

memoribilia, WW2 or

avail for computer, IPad, earlier ph 338-9931

or Mobile. Please contact TOOLS, Garden garage,

Jobee 027 290 9246 www. saw benches, Lathes. Cash

computertutor.nz buyer Phone 355-2045

Tours

AUTUMN COLOURS Tour: 24 th April–2 nd May 2020

9 days, Hokitika, Mount Cook and Queenstown

Includes Tranz Alpine Train, Premium hotels.

Early bird special price $2900.00pp Twin Share

CHRISTMAS 4 Day Tour: 29 th Dec – 1 st Jan

Including Greymouth Punakaiki overnight Westport, Buller

Gorge Wairau Valley, Two nights Blenheim Kaikoura Coast.

TASMANIA Tour: 14 th - 25 th April 2020

12 days quality coach travel, National parks, Cradle

Mountain, Gordon River Cruise, Strahan. Early Bird

Special price $4750.00 Twin Share including Flights

Day tours 2019

Homebush Estate 30th October $40.00, Long Beach

Station Garden, 6th November $35.00, Hororata

Highland Games 9 November $36.00

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

Email: reidtours@xtra.co.nz www.reidtours.com

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!


38 The Star Thursday November 14 2019

Select Services

STOP BIRDS

hail, leaves, snow & vermin from

blocking & damaging your spouting

Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with

unique patented louvre will even keep out pine needles.

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

range of colours.

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

FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING

WATER FROM YOUR ROOF.

NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL

MICO MESH

Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a

no-obligation assessment & quote

03 982 8850 0800 486532

www.gumleaf.co.nz

DIRTY

TILES &

GROUT?

Our unique restoration processes will make your

tiled areas look BRAND NEW again!

We provide cost effective makeovers for showers,

bathrooms, kitchens or any other tiled areas.

Tiled Shower Makeovers

Professional Tile & Grout Cleaning

Re-Colouring of existing Grout

Tile/Grout Sealing

Tile/Grout Repairs

Silicone Replacement

Garage Carpet Installation

For your FREE no obligation quote contact

DARRYL

Trades & Services

0800 882 772

darryl.p@groutpro.co.nz

HOME SERVICES

Driveways

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

(Since 2005)

Over 22 Years Experience

Quality

Workmanship

• Driveways

• Kerb &

Channel

• Garden Edging

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

Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

• New homes

• Extensions

• Renovations

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

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Builder

Brandon Taw

Phone 027 370 2572

enquiries@tawbuilders.co.nz

www.tawbuilders.co.nz

Wide range

oF TruckS

• Light Commercial

• Repairs and

Maintenance

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

Free

QuoTe

concrete & paving

• Driveways

• Earthquake repairs

• New Home Specialists

• Patios & Paths

tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

www.affordableconcrete.co.nz

house and garden

home

cleaning

gardening

services available

throughout

christchurch

your one stop shop for home services

www.anextrapairofhands.co.nz

info@anextrapairofhands.co.nz

0800 535 355

• Window Cleaning

• Pest Control

• Meth Testing

• Full House/Building

Washing

• Moss & Lichen Spraying

• Gutter Cleaning

• Waterblasting

• Carpet Cleaning

(all services up to 3 storeys)

0800 155 166 | 027 714 4812

www.facebook.com/aplusservicesnz

admin@aplusservicesnz.com

www.aplusservicesnz.com

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

PLUMBING &

DRAINAGE

SERVING

CHRISTCHURCH

AND WIDER

CANTERBURY REGION

WITH QUALITY

WORKMANSHIP

AND SERVICE.

PHONE HAMISH BALDWIN

027 636 3499

PLUMBER

NEED A PLUMBER

Call us now for fast friendly service.

Get your problems sorted out

quick smart - on time!!

Phone for a

FREE

quote now.

Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

Towing

TRADES

tree services

“I WILL TURN UP

WHEN I SAY I WILL”

Need a certified and reliable plumber for filtration

systems or hot water cylinder replacement?

Bathroom upgrades or refurbishments?

FREE CALL

TEXT

EMAIL

0508 H2O BOY

426 269

027 245 5100

NICK@NICKJONESPLUMBING.CO.NZ

For safe, damage free

car transportation

call Ashley’s Tow Taxi

Special care for special cars

ASHLEY’S TOW TAXI

Breakdown & Relocation

0800 TOW TAXI • 0800 869 8294

Advertise your

business & services

in Christchurch’s

best read &

largest circulation

newspaper

Delivered into over 93,000

Christchurch homes every week.

Ask us about our fantastic

cost affordable packages.

Phone: 03 379 1100 | www.star.kiwi

TREE STUMP

GRINDING

TREE REMOVALS

Qualified Arborist

Insured - FREE quotes

Phone Mark 022 085 0300

E info@superiorstumps.co.nz

www.superiorstumps.co.nz


Thursday November 14 2019 The Star 39

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

DECORATORS

PAINTER

Michael Kelly Painters

Locally owned and

operated family

business.

25+ years Experience

• Painting • Wallpapering

• Interior • Exterior

Free Quotes

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

Phone

Michael 0212 649 492

michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

PLUMBER

New housing

Renovations

General maintenance

Hot water cylinders

Gas hot water conversions

Competitive rates, Free quotes

Phone: 021 403 470

Web: www.scottsplumbing.nz

Email: scott@scottsplumbing.nz

VIDEO PRODUCTION

business video

PRoduCTion

A video will bring your business alive & into your

customers mind.

Promote your services or business with a

professionally created video with us

• Corporate and Business

video a speciality

• Competitive rates

• 25 years experience

Start to finished product

• Professional quality

guaranteed

PHone KeRRY 021 635 083

Painters and Decorators Ltd

Canterbury Owned and Operated

A husband and wife team

Specializing in:

• Roof Painting

• Interior/exterior

residential

• Small commercial

painting

Noel 027-411-3596

kemp.painters@gmail.com

kemp painters and decorators

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

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

PAINTERS

ROOF REPAIRS

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

We offer

free quotes

Quality not

Quantity

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

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Trades & Services

•Re Roofing

•Roof Repairs

•Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 349 9778 or 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

NORTH CANTERBURY

PLASTIC WELDING

All plastic and fibre

glass repairs.

James De’Ath

021 180 5103

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

trade price!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

• Commercial Carpet Cleaning

• Residential Carpet Cleaning

• Upholstery Cleaning

• Stain & Odor Removal

• Tile & Grout Cleaning

NEED HELP

WITH YOUR

CARPET CLEAN?

Simply give us a call

on 021 035 8989

We will get the job done

in a professional way.

ROOF

PAINTING

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Trades & Services

AAA HANDYMAN

licensed carpenter

LBP, all property and

building maintenance,

repairs, bathroom/shower

installations, with free

quotes 03 383 1927 or 027

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

AFFORDABLE

BATHROOM

COMPANY

• Excellent Communication

• Fixed price quotes

For bathroom renovations

Contact the experts

027 247 9947

abby@affordablebathrooms.co.nz

www.affordablebathrooms.co.nz

Trades & Services

BUILDER

Qualified, licensed, and

insured. jmhbuilders.co.nz

Ph 020 400 96143

BUILDER QUALIFIED

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms,

Kitchens, Renovations,

Repairs & Extensions

Free quotes. Discount for

pensioners. Ph Mike 03

980 9771 or 027 2266 930

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

CARPENTER

BUILDER

Licensed Building

Practitioner no. 100981.

All carpentry & building

repairs & maintenance.

Alterations & property

upgrades.Laundries /

bathroom / kitchens

replaced. Specialising in

replacement of all rotten

timber, fascia boards,

window, windowsills etc.

John Sandford, ph 329

4616, mob 027 5189 598

johnsandford2@gmail.

com

CARPETLAYER

35yrs experience. Special

rates for seniors. Prompt

service. Ph 021 046 0231

CHRISTMAS TREE

DELIVERY SERVICE

$55. Live 5 ft -7ft. Taking

orders for December. Ph

Mike 021 1407 813

CLEANING

Handyman Service,

maintenance , repairs,

ph027-476-1603

CLEANING

Handyman Service,

maintenance , repairs,

ph027-476-1603

CONCRETE CUTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

Trades & Services

ELECTRICIAN

Prompt & reliable

registered electrician

with 24 years experience

for all residential and

commercial work, new

housing and switch board

replacements. Phone Chris

027 516 0669

ELECTRICIAN

Available, 30 years

experience, immediate

start, competitive rate,

ph Brian 027 433 9548

No Call out fee

ELECTRICIAN

All types of domestic

& commercial work

undertaken, new housing,

alterations, extensions,

ranges, security lights,

quick response, efficient

service, free quotes,

city -wide. No call out

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

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

7331384.

FENCING / TRELLIS

25 yrs exp. Fencing &

trellis, all styles & gates.

Ph Mark 0273 313 223

FENCING , DECKS &

HOME RENO’S

All types of fencing.

decking & reno’s. Free

quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

1920

FENCING

Quality timber fencing -

gates & repairs, ph Ryan

027 951 8892

FENCING & DECKS

Highly exp, quality

assured. All jobs

considered. Ph Aaron 022

037 1703

FURNITURE MOVERS

two men and a good size

truck $157 per hour (incl)

GST Call Gerard 027 668

3636 movemen.co.nz

GEORGE THE

CARPENTER

For Pre Christmas jobs.

Decks, doors, int/ext

linings.Prfer Cashmere

area.Ph 022 5659249

GLAZIER

Glass repairs - pet doors

- conservatory roofs. Exp

Tradesman. Call Bill on

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

HANDY - DAN

General Handyman for

all your maintenance

requirements. I specialise

in fences and decking, also

do spouting cleans and

repairs and everyday home

maintenance. NO JOB TO

BIG OR SMALL I can do

it all, please don’t hesitate

to call me on 022 600 7738

for a no obligation free

quote.

HANDYMAN

All handyman services eg:

drippy taps, sticky doors,

locks, moss spraying etc.

Discount for pensioners.

Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

668

HANDYMAN

REPAIRMAN

20 yrs exp.No job too

small.Prompt service.

On site engineering &

welding a speciality.

Reasonable rates.Free

quotes.Ph Wayne 9813873

/0272853083

HANDYMAN

For all those odd jobs, ph

027 476 1603

HOME SERVICES

Building & Landscaping,

Plastering & Painting.

Small jobs our speciality.

Pensioner discounts.

Available 7 days a week.

Contact Rick 027 241 5885

or email BandR Building

and Landscaping@yahoo.

com

Trades & Services

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027 220-

7014 Edwin 027 220- 7154

LANDSCAPING

For decking, fencing,

driveways, paving,

stonework, landscaping

design, trimming, lawns,

sprinklers, maintenance

and so much more call for

a free quote. Cornerstone

Landscaping. Peter 0210

2622 754 or John 0211

072 288 cornerstone land

scaping chch@gmail.com

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

LAWNMOWING

You Grow I Mow. Free

quotes. Ph / text Chris 021

252 1801

LAWNMOWING

Clean ups, fence staining,

painting int & ext.Building

LBP. Ph John 027 224

2831

LAWN MOWING

Garden and rental property

tidy ups, hedge trimming.

Call Glen at Bottle Lake

Lawn Mowing. Ph 027

499 7571

LAWN SCARIFYING

Get yur lawns ready for

summer today. Best prices

in town for scarifying.

Ph 342 4056 or 012 088

91481

OVEN CLEANING

Professional cleans

$50.00. Gift Vouchers

avail. Phone 0800 683-

6253 or 027 228-0025

PAINTING

PLASTERING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family run

business, work guaranteed.

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

PAINTING

All jobs, none too small.

Free quotes Affordable

rates. Seniors discounts.

James 0220 652 637

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTER

50 yrs combined exp.

New, older homes, int ,ext.

Locals working for locals.

We stand by Canterbury.

Ph Wayne 027 274 3541 /

385 4348

PAINTING

Small - Medium jobs, ph

027 476 1603

PAINTER QUALIFIED

local professional, Int /

Ext,roofs,wallpaller, call

or text Corban 027 846

5035

PLASTERER

Phone Finn the interior

plasterer small job

specialist, holes, cracks,

renovatons, alterations.

Canty born. Ph 022

0874351

PLASTERING (INT)

in all aspects of Interior

Experience and

Excellence. Small to

Medium job specialists

Plastering. Please call Tim

020 4183 8909


40 The Star Thursday November 14 2019

The Star Classifieds

Trades & Services

PLASTER MASONRY

PAINTING, TILING,

WALLPAPERING

Roofing & Brick

Repairs, Stucco, Fixing,

Stopping, Cracks &

Holes. Small jobs ok.

30 yrs exp . Free quotes.

Home Handyman. Gary

3428950 / 021 529 022

PLASTERER

Phone Finn the interior

plasterer small job

specialist, holes, cracks,

renovatons, alterations.

Canty born. Ph 022

0874351

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

ROTARY HOEING

Vege gardens, new

sections. Ph Dave 382

5779

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

SPOUTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

SUPERIOR LAWNS &

GARDENS

Lawnmowing from $10.

Section clean ups. Weekly,

fortnightlly, monthly.We

do it all. Ph 342 4056 or

021 088 91481

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

TREE TRIMMING

AND REMOVAL

Hedges cut, pruning. 20

yrs exp. Ph Alister 359

3090 ABT Tree Services

Date Time Board and Venue

18 10am Banks Peninsular Community Board, Little River Service Centre,

4238 Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Little River

18 4.30pm Coastal-Burwood Community Board, Boardroom,

Cnr Beresford and Union Streets, New Brighton

18 4.30pm Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board,

Trades & Services

Fendalton

Situations

Service

Vacant

Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde

Public

Roads, Fendalton

Notices

19 4.30pm Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board,

WINDOW CLEANING

Fendalton Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

Average 3 brm house

19

inside or out from $40. DRIVETECH 5pm Spreydon-Cashmere Community LTDBoard, Boardroom, CHRISTIAN

Both from $70 Phone

Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street, SPIRITUALIST

Beckenham

Trevor 344-2170

22

“TRAINING

9.15am Papanui-Innes

TOMORROWS

Community

DRIVERS TODAY”

Board, Papanui Service Centre,

Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street, Papanui

CHURCH

Situations Vacant

25 3pm Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board, 182 Edgeware Road

CLEANERS Small HEAVY TRAFFIC

Linwood Boardroom, 180 Smith Street, Woolston AGM

quality cleaning business Class 2, 3, 4 & 5 Vehicle Recovery, Wheels,

21st November

requires additional parttime

staff. Applicants must the meetings. Members of the public are welcome to attend any All of Welcome

Copies of the

Tracks,

agendas

Rollers

will

&

be

Dangerous

available

Goods.

online and to the public at 7pm

be honest, reliable, and these meetings.

hardworking. Please email

FORKLIFT ENDORSEMENT (F & OSH)

CV and contact details to To make a deputation or presentation at a Community Board Public Notices

m.coster@xtra.co.nz by meeting Driving ring the related call centre Health on 03 & Safety 941 8999 training. or email CHRISTMAS TREE

the 22nd November info@ccc.govt.nz.

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

Vehicles Wanted

0800 8200 600

www.pickapart.co.nz

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

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle depollution systems

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STAMP AND

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Cost excl gst

Press - mono Sat 16 Nov 67 Mandeville Street, Public Notice $407.38

Riccarton

Star - colour Thur 14 Nov Public Notice $297.67

First encounters with our native plants

Exhibition on now

Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch

Free entry; donations appreciated

www.canterburymuseum.com

DELIVERY SERVICE

$55. Live 5 ft -7ft. Taking

orders for December. Ph

Mike 021 1407 813

HOUSE & GARAGE

Cleanout. I’ll pick up for

free. Ph 022 510 5420.

Recycling Man. Charity

for Chch.

I, Mohit Kumar s/o

Gian Chand Wadhwa r/o

18A Peer Street, Upper

Riccarton, Christchurch

have changed my name to

Mohit Wadhwa.

The Philatelic Centre

Saturday 16th November

9am-12pm

Sellers tables available

Phone 027 6354 957

STAMP AND

POSTCARD FAIR

The Philatelic Centre

67 Mandeville Street,

Riccarton

Saturday 16th November

9am-12pm

Sellers tables available

Phone 027 6354 957

Public Notices

Community Board

Meetings - November 2019

PLEASE NOTE:

that we have prepared this advertisement

proof based on our understanding of

the instructions received. In approving

the advertisement, it is the client’s

responsibility to check the accuracy of

both the advertisement, the media and

position nominated.

Cancellation of adverts booked with

media will incur a media cancellation

fee of $50.

your contact:

Rachel

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The next meetings of the Community Boards will be held as follows:

COMMUNITY BOARDS

Date Time Board and Venue

18 10am Banks Peninsular Community Board, Little River Service

Centre, 4238 Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Little River

18 4.30pm Coastal-Burwood Community Board, Boardroom,

Cnr Beresford and Union Streets, New Brighton

18 4.30pm Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board, Fendalton

Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

19 4.30pm Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, Fendalton

Service Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads, Fendalton

19 5pm Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board, Boardroom,

Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street, Beckenham

22 9.15am Papanui-Innes Community Board, Papanui Service Centre,

Cnr Langdons Road and Restell Street, Papanui

25 3pm Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board,

Linwood Boardroom, 180 Smith Street, Woolston

Copies of the agendas will be available online and to the public at

the meetings. Members of the public are welcome to attend any of

these meetings.

To make a deputation or presentation at a Community Board

meeting ring the call centre on 03 941 8999 or email

info@ccc.govt.nz.

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Thursday November 14 2019 The Star 41

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 14 - Wednesday 20 Nov 2019

Lunch & Dinner

All you can eat

7 days

Auckland alt-rock outfit, SKINNY HOBOS headline

the Summer Party 2019 at the Embankment Tavern

tomorrow evening. The party kicks off at 6pm.

Also appearing in the powerhouse line up are

Captives (Aus), Pieces of Molly (Chch),

Animalhead (Ak), Streakers (Chch), Enfire (Chch);

House of Mountain (Chch), Hawaiian Maiden (Chch).

Tickets at undertheradar.co.nz.

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

ARMADILLO’S Beckenham,

155 Colombo St: Saturday 9pm -

INCOGNITO RockBand.

A ROLLING STONE, 579

Colombo St: Thursday 7pm -

Quiz. Monday 7pm - Quiz. Tuesday

7pm - Ara Music Arts Singer

Songwriters Year 1 & 2 Assessment

Showcase, free. Wednesday 7pm -

Traditional Irish Music Session.

BOOTLEG BEATLES (UK),

Christchurch Town Hall,

Kilmore St: Friday 7.30pm - The

Bootleg Beatles 2019 NZ Tour, (direct

from London), ticketed.

CASHMERE CLUB, 50

Colombo St: Thursday 7pm -

Cashmere Ukulele Group.

CASSELS BLUE SMOKE, 3

Garlands Rd: Friday 8pm -

Dominic Hoey, Michael Pedersen,

Omar Musa, ticketed. Saturday 8pm -

Greg Johnson’s Christmas Cocktail

Club, ticketed.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO,

Victoria St: Thursday 6pm - Nyree;

9.15pm - Rockabella. Friday 7pm -

Stevie D; 10pm - Beatles Tribute

Show. Saturday 5pm - Mandi Miller;

10.30pm - Absolut. Sunday 5.30pm -

Sly Manhattan.

GBC, 110 Marshland Rd,

Shirley: Saturday 5.30pm - Rhonda

Campbell Duo.

CHRISTCHURCH TOWN

HALL, Kilmore St: Friday 7.30pm

- The Bootleg Beatles 2019 NZ Tour,

(direct from London), ticketed.

HORNBY WMC, 17 Carmen

Rd, Hornby: Saturday 4.15pm -

Barb (of Barross); 7.30pm - John

McCabe.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, 145

Gloucester St: Saturday 2pm &

7.30pm - Imperial Russian Ballet

Company’s ‘Swan Lake’, ticketed.

JAMES HAY THEATRE,

Christchurch Town Hall,

Kilmore St: Friday 8pm -

Hermitude, ticketed.

KENSINGTON FUN HOUSE,

185 Manchester St: Friday 8pm

- Free Stand Up Comedy. Saturday

8pm - Stand Up Showcase, $10 entry.

Tuesday 8pm - Free Stand Up.

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118

Racecourse Rd, Sockburn:

Saturday 7pm - Medium Rare.

Sunday 6pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

START YOUR DAY WITH US!

We are open from 6.30am every day

COOKED BREAKFASTS

from $19

LIVE MUSIC THIS SATURDAY 7PM

MEDIUM RARE

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St,

Hornby: Friday 8.30pm - Mojo

Rising. Saturday 8.30pm - End Game.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84

Riccarton Rd: Thursday 9.30pm -

Karaoke. Friday 10pm - Live music.

Saturday 10pm - Bobby the Sax Man.

Wednesday 9pm- Karaoke.

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

THE EMBANKMENT, 181

Ferry Rd: Thursday 8pm - Titanic

(Kevin Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and

Peter K Malthus). Friday 6pm -

Summer Party 2019 feat. Skinny

Hobos (Akl); Captives (Aus); Pieces of

Molly; Animalhead (Akl); Streakers;

Enfire; House of Mountain; Hawaiian

Maiden, tickets at undertheradar.co.nz.

Tuesday 8pm - Karaoke. Wednesday

8pm - Titanic Kevin Emmett, Nick

Buchanan, and Peter K Malthus).

THE MILLER BAR, 308

Lincoln Rd, Addington:

Thursday 9.30pm - X-Files Duo.

Friday 9.30pm - Reckless Duo.

Saturday 9.30pm - Flat City

Brotherhood. Tuesday 7pm - Quiz

Night. Wednesday 7.30pm - Karaoke

with Lance Kiwi.

THE PAPANUI CLUB, 310

Sawyers Arms Rd: Sunday 3pm

- Julius Geezer. November 24 - King

Tubbs.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 43

Hargood St: Saturday 7.30pm -

Reboot.

WUNDERBAR, Lyttelton:

Friday 9pm - Show Day Supernova

feat. Genzed, door charge. Saturday

8pm - Raiza Biza Live with Mo Muse

& The Settlers, ticketed. Tuesday 7pm

- Open Mic.

‘Famous for

their roasts!’

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Kid’s Special

Two courses

Great Kids menu plus designated play area.

SENIORS SPECIAL

Two courses:

Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm.

Conditions apply

$

13

$

22

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

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


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This Week at the

Hornby Club

let’s

eat

The Club Café

is open daily for

Lunch & Dinner

Bring the whole family!

CLUBS NEW ZEALAND WARMLY WELCOME MEMBERS,

THEIR GUESTS AND AFFILIATE CLUB MEMBERS.

Check Out These Club Café Dining Specials!

Mon, Tue, Wed

Midday to 2pm

Friday

Roast of the Day with veges

or Fish of the Day with

chips & salad

Add a dessert for

just $5

Saturday

Dinner Deal

Steak, Eggs

Chips &

Salad

Sunday

Coming Up

DINNER DEAL

What’s On @ Woolston

THIS SATURDAY 7.30PM

UPCOMING EVENTS

THIS SATURDAY

7.30PM

JOHN

McCABE

THIS SATURDAY

4.15PM

BARB

FROM

BARROSS

www.hornbywmc.co.nz/events

NEXT WEEKEND

SATURDAY 23 NOV

4.15PM: IAN MAC

7.30PM: UNHINGED

SUNDAY 24 NOV

1.30PM: HEART OF

COUNTRY

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

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

SATURDAY 30 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM

Part Two

TICKETS $20

AT THE CLUB

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


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What s On

AT THE

CLUBS NEW ZEALAND WARMLY

WELCOME MEMBERS, THEIR GUESTS

AND AFFILIATE CLUB MEMBERS.

Become

a member

TODAY!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT A

CLUB WITHIN THIS SECTION.

Cashmere Club

50 Colombo Street

THURSDAY

MEAT RAFFLES from 4pm

HAPPY HOUR 5pm-6pm

MEMBERS’

CASH

Ph 03 332 0092

E: cashmere@

cashmereclub.co.nz

DRAW $1600

REDRAW 6.15PM FRIDAY

6.15pm THURSDAY

IF NOT WON.

THURSDAY from 7pm

CASHMERE LOUNGE

CASHMERE UKULELE GROUP

NEW PLAYERS & SINGERS WELCOME

Christmas

Dine & Dance

Saturday 14th December

Three course

$60

BUFFET DINNER

Featuring

A TICKET

Five piece show band

with special guest

Trevor Dawe (keys)

BOOK NOW!

50 Colombo Street | Ph 03 332 0092

E: cashmere@cashmereclub.co.nz

www.cashmereclub.co.nz

Show

Weekend

at the Club

FRIDAY

OPEN 10AM SATURDAY

SUNDAY

SNACKS & LIGHT MEALS

AVAILABLE FROM 11AM

HAPPY HOUR 5-6PM EVERY DAY

FRIDAY

RAFFLES from 4PM

MEMBER’S CASH DRAW 6.15PM

HOUSIE 7PM

BUFFET DINNER $25pp FROM 5.30PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

LUNCH MENU 11.30-3PM

BUFFET DINNER $25pp FROM 5.30PM

SUNDAY KIDS EAT FREE

www.cashmereclub.co.nz


44 The Star Thursday November 14 2019

Allessa Sofa + Ottoman

WAS $2999

NOW

$

1999

Clare 3 Seater

WAS $899

SUPER DEAL!

Tahiti

Cantilever Umbrella

WAS $649

NOW

$

399

SUPER DEAL!

SUPER DEAL!

NOW $

499

MORE SUPER DEALS IN STORE & ONLINE!

Buy now , pay in

2021!

Credit criteria, exclusions, fees, terms & conditions apply.

ALL OUTDOOR ON SALE

Palermo Low Dining Package

WAS $3440

NOW $

2886

ALL BEDROOM ON SALE

ALL DINING ON SALE

ALL LOUNGE ON SALE

ALL OFFICE ON SALE

SUMMER LOVING STOREWIDE SALE ON NOW! ENDS 25.11.19!

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 25/11/19.

Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories.


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