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Ed is back

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cancer

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• By Jacob Page

SIX MONTHS ago, Ed Lopas’

promising rowing career looked

potentially sunk.

The 16-year-old was diagnosed

with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form

of blood cancer, in July last year

which came as a shock.

“I just thought I was a little sick,”

Ed said. “I wasn’t expecting it to be

as serious as it was.”

After five months of successful

chemotherapy, Ed was cleared

to start physical activity again

and late last week he joined his

Christchurch Boys’ High School

teammates at a rowing camp at

Lake Hayes in Central Otago

to prepare for a busy season

ahead.

The big goal is representing his

school at the national Maadi Cup

regatta at Lake Ruataniwha, in

Twizel, in March.

“I’d lost a lot of muscle over that

time but to be this close to racing is

a great feeling.’’

The rowing team will try to

break a world record in Ed’s name

early next month to show their

support.

•Turn to page 8

Youths

Team

trespassed

named for

from

rescheduled

Riccarton

Tahiti

House

games

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PHOTO: RICARDO DE SOUSA

TRAINING: Ed Lopas with the Christchurch Boys’ High School rowing team on Lake Hayes

in Central Otago last Thursday. Inset – Ed during the time he was undergoing treatment.

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

RICCARTON residents are

calling for “common sense to

prevail” after plans to cut parking

on their street to make way for

the weekly rubbish collection

truck.

A petition has so far been

signed by 15 of the residents who

live on Colligan St, to fight against

the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board’s decision

which approved parking restrictions

on part of the street last

month.

It is due to the city council’s

waste management team

indicating its rubbish trucks

were having difficulty turning

due to vehicles parked in the

cul-de-sac.

In spite of the rubbish truck

only using the street on Thursdays,

parking restrictions on

the cul-de-sac will be in place

between 6am-6pm Monday to

Friday.

But the decision could be

reversed after a board member

requested the plans are put on

hold.

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Youths trespassed from Riccarton House

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THREE YOUTHS have been

issued with trespass notices

following a spate of vandalism

at Riccarton House.

Police have issued trespass

notices to the teenagers aged

between 14 and 16 after the

premises was hit four times in

one week.

The most recent event took

place last Saturday when a

small fire was

started on

a riverbank

located on the

property.

The heritage

site’s

manager

Shona Willis

Shona Willis

said there

were about six

youths caught on security cameras

when the fire was started at

about 5pm.

Police and a fire crew were

called to the scene, and the teenagers

fled, she said.

But the same group returned

at about 7.27pm.

Mrs Willis immediately called

the police and the teenagers

were spoken to.

She said three of them regularly

seen on the grounds were

trespassed.

The trespass notices will last

for two years.

“Hopefully we are at the end

of it,” Mrs Willis said.

Although she said the youths

returned briefly in spite of the

trespass notices being issued.

Mrs Willis said the restaurant

owner approached the vehicle,

occupied by at least two youths,

and warned them a trespass notice

had been issued and would

phone police.

The vehicle then left.

Before then on January 5, the

site’s public toilets – including a

toilet roll holder, soap dispenser

and air dryer was damaged

between 5.30 and 8.30pm.

Mrs Willis said it was suspected

an ignited aerosol can

was used to vandalise the facilities

– resulting in about $500 of

damage.

She said security cameras

captured about five youths

along with a car registration

plate on the night the damage

took place.

The toilets are connected to

the historic house, but can only

be accessed from the outside of

the building.

Eight youths then spraypainted

obscenities and racist

remarks on the driveway at

about 8pm, Mrs Willis said.

In a third incident, about 15

teenagers came back at about

6pm on Wednesday, placed a

pile of rubbish on top of a picnic

table and set it on fire – leaving

the picnic table charred.

DAMAGE: A hand dryer,

toilet roll holder and soap

dispenser were scorched by

vandals at Riccarton House.

In Brief

SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Work is due to begin later this

month to extend the existing

median island at the Springs

Rd/Garvins Rd intersection

by 15m to make minor safety

improvements. The work will

take place between the hours of

7am and 6pm. The completion

date is early next month.

On-street parking will be

unavailable in the construction

area and the road shoulder

will be closed. Surrounding

footpaths may also be closed

during the work.

BOARD MEETING

The first Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board

meeting of the year will be held

on February 4 at the Rārākau:

Riccarton Centre at 4pm. It is

after community boards across

the city have been in recess for

more than a month over the

Christmas season.

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earlier this month.

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Call for ‘alternative solution’

More no

stopping

restrictions

NO STOPPING restrictions could

be installed at the Seymour St/

Skerten Ave intersection.

The city council is considering

introducing no stopping restrictions

around parts of the intersection

to connect with the existing

restrictions towards Main South

Rd.

It has had reports of parking

activity on Seymour St, which

causes difficulties for drivers using

the intersection at Skerten Ave.

It has said it is especially challenging

for larger vehicles such

as waste trucks and those towing

trailers.

The parked vehicles also partially

block the sight-lines of vehicles

turning out of Skerten Ave.

Greater Hornby Residents’

Association chairman Marc Duff

said the proposal will be discussed

at its next meeting with potential

plans to make a submission.

He said it would be great to

have feedback from surrounding

residents.The GHRA meeting will

be held on Sunday at the Hornby

Rugby Club at 2pm.

Residents affected should email

city council’s area traffic engineer

Barry Hayes at barry.hayes@ccc.

govt.nz by January 31.

Debbie Mora

•From page 1

A city council spokeswoman

said following the request, the

board will now meet on February

4, where it is possible the

matter could be revisited.

It comes after residents have

been requesting the city council

only install the parking restrictions

on rubbish collection day.

But a city council report said

while this option was reviewed,

it is difficult

to enforce the

rubbish collection

day, as

sometimes it

can change to

the following

day when it

falls on a public

holiday.

Resident

Sharon Lee, who has lived on the

street since 2009, said there is no

common sense in taking away

parking five days a week.

“It is usually only Christmas

and New Year that ever effects

our rubbish day and we will talk

among ourselves (about the rubbish

day collections).”

Mrs Lee also raised concerns

over how none of the residents

were informed the board was

making the decision.

“How can they make a decision

when they are getting onesided

information – they aren’t

UPSET: Residents living in Colligan St want to fight a decision

made by the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board to

take away parking restrictions on part of their street.

getting any information from

us,” she said.

Community board member

Debbie Mora, who originally

abstained from making a decision

on the restrictions, said she

thinks there is an “alternative

solution” to have parking restrictions

in place five days a week

when the truck was only used on

the street once a week.

“There are too many parks

being taken out of Riccarton.

The overflow affects other neighbours,”

she said.

Mrs Mora abstained because

she felt there wasn’t enough

information.

The issue was first raised in

2009, but following investigations

it was decided in 2010 not

install the parking restrictions.

It was raised again in May

last year and 16 affected property

owners were notified of a

proposal to bring in parking

restrictions.

One property owner responded

in favour of the proposal and

one voted against.

At last month’s meeting, board

member Helen Broughton attempted

to move an amendment

to have the parking restrictions

apply only on rubbish collection

day.

But her amendment did not receive

support from fellow board

members.

Mrs Broughton also opposed

the decision at the meeting.

“It is basically an overkill . . .

my view is we should just target

rubbish day so people can park

there every other day,” Mrs

Broughton said.

Mrs Mora also pointed out city

councillor Catherine Chu and

board member Gamal Fouda

(the Riccarton representatives)

were absent.

But board chairman Mike

Mora said public holidays occur

more regularly than people

think and there are many streets

in suburban areas with parking

restrictions.

“What if it is a public holiday

and the rubbish collections

are a day later? If you had a

public holiday on a Tuesday

and the rubbish truck came on

Wednesday then they couldn’t

collect it,” he said.

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Quarry decision looming

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

THE LONG-AWAITED decision

on an application to open a

controversial quarry in Templeton

could be made next month.

The hearing for the proposed

quarry to open between Dawsons,

Jones, Maddisons and

Curraghs Rds will reconvene on

February 5.

The purpose is for the hearings

panel

made up

of Sharon

McGarry,

Paul Thomas

and chaired

by Rob van

Voorthuysen

Jolene Eagar ​

to formally

receive Fulton

Hogan’s right of reply and

to ask for any further clarifications.

The company has until Friday

to finish its written right of

reply.

The right of reply is to

concerns raised by submitters,

Environment Canterbury and

the Selwyn District Council

throughout the hearing last

year.

The commissioners will then

need to decide if the concerns

addressed in Fulton Hogan’s

right of reply is sufficient of

if the application will be declined.

Applicant and submitters will

be notified what the decision

is and then there is 15 working

days for the appeal process.

An Environment Canterbury

spokeswoman said the commissioners

have 15 working days to

release their decision after the

hearing has closed.

She said if the commissioners

are satisfied on February 5 they

have everything they need to

make a decision, they may close

the hearing that day.

In the lead-up to Christmas,

the hearings took place over

nearly three weeks - starting in

November.

Individuals, businesses

and community groups

presented evidence for and

IMPENDING:

The decision on

whether Fulton

Hogan can open

its proposed

quarry in

Templeton could

be made next

month.

PHOTO: MARTIN

HUNTER

against the quarry.

Templeton Residents’ Association

treasurer Jolene Eagar

said the submitters have no idea

what to expect.

“It has been such a long road

but it will give everybody a bit of

certainty of where we are,” she

said.

The hearing will reconvene

at 9.30am at Environment

Canterbury’s council chambers

at 200 Tuam St.

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project.

Said city council head of recreation,

sports and events Nigel Cox:

“The roof has been leaking so over

the next few months we’ll have

contractors replacing it.’

“As part of this work the contractors

will also be installing new

insulation in the roof to improve

the building’s energy efficiency.’’

Mr Cox said the facility will

stay open throughout the scheduled

repairs and the disruption to

users should be minimal.

“We are taking the opportunity

to also repair the ageing air conditioning

system and there may be

temporary loss in the gym, group

fitness room and spin studio.

Temporary air-conditioning units

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and the team will keep users

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Tributes for club member

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

NETBALL OFFICIALS have

made glowing tributes to one of

the stalwarts of the sport.

After a short battle with

cancer, Hornby Netball Club

member Lorraine Salter died on

Tuesday.

Fondly known as the “queen of

cheese roll making” Mrs Salter

was a valued member of the club

for about two years.

The club’s president and

founder Lynlea Willan described

her as an “absolutely lovely lady”

with a big heart.

“She was straight up, she

called it how she saw it. You

always knew where she stood.

She was black and white,

there was no grey matter,” she

said.

During her time at the club,

she was behind the major cheese

roll fundraising efforts for the

club.

Last year she raised nearly

$4000 for the club over two

weekends through making the

rolls.

Mrs Salter also managed

the senior B netball team for

two years as well as helped out

with jobs such as washing the

uniforms.

In September at the club’s

prize-giving, Mrs Salter was

awarded the Founders Trophy

for her community spirit, dedication

and encouragement to the

club.

Mrs Willan said “without a

question,” Mrs Salter was going

to receive the award and she

embodied what the trophy stood

for.

“The last three years has been

awesome, she was a larger than

life person with a big heart who

gave everything of herself to

everyone that she knew,” she

said.

Mrs Salter’s daughter Aimee

has also played with the club for

about two years.

Mrs Willian said Saturday netball

games will not be the same

without Mrs Salter.

“She would always greet me

with a coffee, she knew what I

liked. Mid-week she would come

and see me, she would bring me

a coffee . . . I am going to miss

her calling in to see me.”

Before joining the Hornby

netball club, Mrs Salter was

SPECIAL:

Lorraine

Salter was

awarded with

the Founders

Trophy for her

community spirit,

dedication and

encouragement

to the club. ​

involved in the Halswell Netball

Club for about nine years.

She was initially on the committee

before becoming the

club’s treasurer.

Halswell club president Kristina

Newton said Mrs Salter was

an “approachable person” and

made for the smooth running of

the club.

“At the same time, she told you

how it was. You could always

have a joke with her.”

Hornby resident Marc Duff

said he knew of Mrs Salter

through the club and described

her as an all-round nice person.

“I know she made a bloody

good cheese roll . . . it is very

sad,” he said.

Mrs Salter is survived by her

husband, son and daughter.

Sports hub to get

indoor training space

AN INDOOR training facility

will be built at Ngā Puna Wai

Sports Hub to help current and

budding throwing sports stars

hone their skills and improve

their strength.

Ngā Puna Wai already

provides a 32-hectare outdoor

sports hub with facilities for

athletics, hockey, rugby league,

tennis and other recreation and

sporting activities.

The city council and Athletics

New Zealand signed an agreement

earlier this week to develop

a new 20m by 30m Indoor

Throwing and Strength Training

Facility on the site, a feature

which is in line with the original

concept for Ngā Puna Wai.

It is designed for training in

disciplines such as shot put,

discus and hammer throw, and

will also house strength and

conditioning equipment that all

Ngā Puna Wai sports people will

be able to use.

The facility will be located

within the current athletics zone

at the sports hub and is expected

to open later this year.

Athletics NZ and its partners

are investing the total capital

cost of $686,000 and will also

pay for all operational and running

costs for the facility.

Additional toilets planned for

Ngā Puna Wai will be installed

by the city council in the new

facility.

Athletics New Zealand chief

executive Peter Pfitzinger said

its vision is for New Zealand to

become the leading throwing

sports nation in the world.

“We are delighted to be

working in partnership with

Christchurch City Council to

develop the Indoor Throwing

and Strength Training Facility at

Ngā Puna Wai.

“We are truly grateful to Sport

NZ and High Performance Sport

NZ for funding construction

of this facility, which will support

the training of Canterbury

throwers, including Olympic

medallist Tom Walsh, who is

based in Christchurch.”

The facility will cater to elite

athletes with dreams of following

in the footsteps of shot

putter Walsh, as well as younger

sports people who are still developing

their skills, he said.

Council Recreation and Sports

Services Manager David Bailey

said the new training area will

be a fantastic addition to the

already popular hub.

Ngā Puna Wai’s venues and

grounds were developed as a

partnership project between

Athletics Canterbury, Canterbury

Hockey, Canterbury Rugby

League, Tennis Canterbury,

Sport Canterbury, and Christchurch

City Council.

Located next to the Canterbury

Agricultural Park in Wigram,

Ngā Puna Wai opened in

stages from late 2018 and has

become the new home for the

four sporting codes, as well as

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Bus tour for community board members

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

A BUS trip to show newlyelected

community board

members what issues are

plaguing the western suburbs is

planned for later this month.

The Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board

will embark on a trip across the

western area on January 28.

The tour will start and finish

at the Rārākau: Riccarton Centre,

beginning at 4pm.

The bus will travel to areas of

key issues including Kyle Park,

where the new Hornby Library,

Service Centre and South West

Pool will be built, the proposed

Fulton Hogan quarry in Templeton

and areas of intensification

in Riccarton.

Community board chairman

Mike Mora said it has a practice

of doing the bus tour at the

beginning of each new term.

He said it is important the

board does this as each member

will make decisions on the

entire western area – not just

the individual wards they

represent.

Hearings and council support

manager Megan Pearce said the

cost for the bus will be $360 and

will seat 20 people.

She most community boards

across the city are planning to

undertake a similar activity.

Board member Helen

Broughton said she wants

the bus to travel to Colligan

St, Riccarton, where parking

restrictions are planned for the

cul-de-sac.

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Rowing with Ed more than

just a world record attempt

•From page 1

The 63-strong squad will

attempt to beat the record for

a continuous erg, more commonly

known as an indoor

rowing machine, by boys aged

under-19.

The world record attempt

named Rowing with Ed will

start on February 5 at CBHS at

3pm and will go through to the

weekend.

The current record stands at

96 hours, with the team hoping

to exceed more than 140 with

each member of the squad rowing

for an average two hours.

The team is hoping to raise at

least $5000 for Leukaemia and

Blood Cancer New Zealand.

“It means a lot for everyone to

show their support for me like

this,” Ed said. “I just wanted to

get back into sport, that’s what

kept me going.”

Team manager Ricardo De

Sousa said it was a good way

to bond the team and give to

a cause which has directly affected

them.

“It’s a way for us to bond

as a squad but also show our

support for Ed and what he has

been going through.”

Ed will take part in the

world record attempt during a

school assembly where he will

be cheered on by 1300 other

Christchurch Boys’ High School

students.

De Sousa said the squad was

up for the challenge.

GOOD CAUSE:

Christchurch Boys’ High

School rowing captain

Harry Woelders on the erg

which will be used during

the world record attempt.

Below – The Lopas family

(clockwise from left) –

Angus, Tessa, Anna, Jack,

Ben and Ed.

“I think all the boys want to

be heroes at this point,” he said.

“They don’t care what shift

they have to do even if it is in

the middle of the night.

“We know it will be a challenge

to keep going for such a

long time but we also know it’s

nothing compared to what Ed

has been going through.”

• By Jacob Page

NEW ZEALAND under-16

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the World Cup qualifiers in

Tahiti has been rescheduled to

April 2.

Five Cantabrians including

Christchurch Girls’ High

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Riccarton High School’s Alyssa

Whinham Marian College defender

Kate Taylor Rangi Ruru’s

Samantha Senior, and Lincoln’s

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Council to remind property

owners about backflow risk

THE CITY Council will begin

contacting property owners from

next week to remind them about

the importance of stopping water

from back-flowing into the public

drinking-water supply.

Letters will be sent out to mostly

commercial and industrial property

owners seeking information

about types of backflow prevention

devices installed on properties.

Backflow occurs when water

flows backward from a property

and into the public drinking-water

supply network. It can happen if

the pressure drops in the network

and causes water – and potentially

chemicals and other contaminants

– to be sucked or pushed back into

the public supply.

Council head of three waters and

waste Helen Beaumont says while

backflow events are rare, the risk to

the public drinking-water supply

is high.

“Backflow is one of the biggest

risks to our drinking water and can

seriously affect the quality and safety

of our water, potentially causing serious

illness, injury or even death.

“We’re committed to supplying

safe, high-quality drinking water

for everyone in Christchurch, and

to make sure we can keep doing

that, we need property owners’

help to ensure backflow doesn’t

happen.”

Backflow prevention devices are

a legal requirement for many commercial

and industrial properties

and are typically registered as part

of the building consent process.

The council holds records for

most properties with a backflow

prevention device installed, however

devices may also have been

installed outside of the building

consent process.

Where the council doesn’t have

a record of a device being installed

on higher-risk properties, it is

contacting those property owners

to find out, Ms Beaumont says.

“As part of our revised water

safety plan and ongoing work to

remove chlorine from the drinking

water, we need to make sure

we’re effectively managing the risk

around backflow.

“Property owners are legally

responsible for making sure the

water on their property doesn’t

contaminate the public drinkingwater

supply. This starts at the

water meter and includes the entire

property’s water system.

“Generally speaking, most

residential properties don’t need a

backflow prevention device, except

where they may have in-ground irrigation

systems, swimming pools,

spa pools or dialysis machines. If

in doubt, a registered plumber can

advise further.”

Property owners are responsible

for all costs associated with installing,

operating, maintaining and testing

a backflow prevention device.

Where at-risk properties are

without one, the council will

be asking owners to apply for a

building consent and to have a

device professionally installed.

Events to promote key

dementia message

PEOPLE WITH dementia are

still themselves.

This will be the message

promoted during Dementia

Canterbury’s Walk for Dementia

on February 2 at Nga Puna Wai

Sports Hub.

This is part of the Still Me

campaign, which is aimed at

reducing the stigma associated

with dementia.

An estimated 7500 people in

Canterbury have dementia, and

with an ageing population, this

number is expected to triple by

2050.

A diagnosis of dementia can

bring a sense of relief because it

explains changes in behaviour,

but for many, it creates a fear of

what lies ahead.

Dementia Canterbury manager

Darral Campbell said whatever

the future holds, a person

with dementia is “still me” and

can live well.

Dementia Canterbury is

supporting the nationwide campaign,

co-ordinated by Dementia

New Zealand, with events in

Christchurch and Canterbury

including the Walk for Dementia

next month and a charity

golf tournament on March 6 at

Pegasus Golf and Sports Club.

Both events will raise money

to pay for the free support

services and education programmes

offered by Dementia

Canterbury throughout Canterbury

and the West Coast.

Ms Campbell said contrary

to what many people think,

dementia is not a normal part

of ageing. It affects people of all

cultures, intellectual abilities

and lifestyles, and while it is

more common in people over

the age of 65, it can also affect

people as young as 35.

“The Still Me campaign has

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way we think, feel and talk about

dementia. It is a reminder that

we need to see the person not

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Gavin Bishop Awards

exhibition

All week, 9am-7pm weekdays,

10am-4pm on the weekend

The Storylines Gavin Bishop

Award was established in 2009

by the Storylines Children’s

Literature Charitable Trust.

Go along and view a digital

slideshow of the 2019 finalists

and winner of the Gavin Bishop

Awards The award aims to

encourage the publication of new

and exciting high-quality picture

books from new New Zealand

illustrators. It also recognises

the contribution Gavin Bishop

has made to the writing and

illustrating of children’s picture

books and gives an emerging

talent the opportunity to benefit

from his expertise. The award is

open to previously unpublished

illustrators.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

JP Clinics

Tuesday, 10am-1pm

A justice of the peace will

be on-site to take declarations,

affidavits and affirmations,

witness signatures on documents

and certify document copies.

They can also witness citizenship

applications and rates rebate

applications.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre and

Upper Riccarton Library

Email georgia.oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

by 5pm each Wednesday

Technology Help Sessions

Tuesday, 11am-noon at Hornby

and 2-3pm, at Halswell

These free drop-in sessions

will help you with specific issues,

such as using email, searching

the internet, library catalogue

or electronic resources and any

other general computer-related

queries. Go along with your

laptop, tablet, smartphone or

use one of the library’s desktop

computers if you need help.

Te Hapua: Halswell Centre and

Hornby

Upper Riccarton Library

Book Discussion Group

Wednesday 10am-11am

For those who love reading

and want to share in discussion

with other friendly book lovers.

The group subscribes to the Book

Discussion Scheme so there is a

cost involved.

Upper Riccarton Library

Wigram Skies Social and

Service Lions Club

Third Wednesday of the month,

6.30pm

Do you live near Wigram

Skies area? Want to make new

friends? Interested in serving

the community? Discover what

Wigram’s new Lions Club is all

about at its free membership

supper night at The Harvard Bar.

COLOURFUL: Can you upcycle a piece of paper into a beautiful butterfly? Go along to the

Hornby Library and find out. The crafty session will be held 10am-11am on Wednesday. ​

Phone Geoff on 021 0816 9564

or go to https://lionsclubprojects.

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14 Henry Wigram Drive

Makerspace

Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm

Go along to the library for

fun activities every week at its

Makerspace sessions. There will

be a creative and/or tech activity

to try each week. Fun to be had

for kids of all ages. No bookings

required, free.

Te Hapua: Halswell Centre

Knit ’n’ Yarn

Thursday, 6-8pm

Go along with your knitting,

crochet or anything you like

that’s portable and crafty and

enjoy time with other crafters.

Share skills and be inspired in a

friendly, relaxing environment.

Have a look at a fabulous range

of craft books and magazines to

get ideas for your next project.

Free, no bookings required.

Upper Riccarton Library

Origami Photo Album

Friday, 10-11am

Create a unique paper album

to capture your favourite

summer pictures.

Hornby Library

Stories in the Sun: Pools and

Water Safety

Friday, 10.30–11.30am

Do you like going to the pool

and swimming in water? Would

you like to find out more about

what a lifeguard and swimming

instructor does? Go along to this

outdoor session aimed at kids up

to 12 years. Go along and listen

to lifeguards and swimming

instructors about what their job

is, and learn how to stay safe

around water.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Halswell Community Market

Sunday, January 26, noon to

3pm

Go along to the Halswell

Community Market. It will

be a fun day out with free

entertainment for the kids with

Adam Allsorts The Clown, live

music by Katrina Robinson, a

delicious variety of food trucks

and more. For more information

go to https://business.facebook.

com/events/724484368033114/

St John of God Halswell and

The Granada Centre, 26 Nash

Rd, Halswell

Lunar New Year Bilingual

Story Times

Monday, 10am-11am

Celebrate the Lunar New Year

with a special storytimes session.

Listen to the story of zodiac

animals. Sing songs in Chinese

and Korean.

Upper Riccarton Library

Avonside Girls’ High School

Start of Year 2020

A warm welcome to all new

and returning students

Monday 27 January

9:00am – 3:00pm

9:00am – 3:00pm

10:00am – 11:30am

Tuesday 28 January Staff only day

International Student Orientation

Year 13 Peer Support training

New year 10-13 student IT orientation

Wednesday 29 January

8:30am – 11:00am Year 13 Peer Support training

11:00am – 12:30pm

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Year 13 Assembly

Year 13 Peer Support training

Thursday 30 January

8:45am – 3:00pm Year 9 and Year 13

Friday 31 January

8.30am – 2:30pm Year 9

1:00pm- 2:30pm Year 12

Monday 3 February

8:30am – 3:00pm Year 9

Tuesday 4 February

8:30am – 3:00pm

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Monday 20th January - School Office opens

Thursday 30th January

9.00-10.30am - Year 7 meet Wananga Learning Advisor

1:00-2.30pm - Years 8 & 9 assembly and Wananga time

Friday 31st January

9.00am-2.00pm - All students in Years 7, 8 & 9

9.00am - Mihi Whakatau for new students. Whanau welcome

10.30am - Year 10 assembly and form time

11.00am - Year 11 assembly and form time

12.00pm - Years 12 & 13 assembly and form time

Monday 3rd February - Years 7-13 normal timetable all day

Thursday 6th February - School closed, Waitangi Day

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Tasty Bites

Cooking rice properly is a no grainer

By Ian Knott

Rice has the ability to

transform a relatively

simple dinner into a

stunning feast. It’s readily

available, inexpensive,

filling, and the perfect

blank slate for the base

of many classic dishes

A rice cooker is great if you

cook rice regularly and if you’ve

got ample storage space. The

microwave is an option, too –

there are many pre-packaged

options for those who are short

on time and can afford the

premium price of convenience.

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All the methods use one cup of

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White long-grain rice

Step 1: Rinse, rinse, rinse.

Step one is always the same.

Unless you want a pot of lumpy

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the starch off your rice.

STAPLE: Rice is easy to

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Put the uncooked rice in a finemesh

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the cold tap until the water runs

clear.

Step 2: Bring 1½ cups of water

to the boil in a small saucepan

with a lid, over a high heat.

Step 3: Add the rice and some

salt. If you’re feeling indulgent,

you can also add a tablespoon

of butter at this point. It will add

a layer of richness, but is purely

optional.

Step 4: Cover and reduce the

heat to low. Cook for 18-20min

until the water is absorbed.

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This will break down the grains

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Step 5: Remove from the heat

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the cooking process. Uncover and

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Brown rice

Step 1: Repeat after me: rinse,

rinse, rinse.

Step 2: In a covered medium

saucepan bring eight cups of

water to the boil.

Step 3: Add the rice and boil,

uncovered, for 30-35min until

the rice is tender but just a little

chewy.

Step 4: Drain the rice in a

strainer and return it to the

saucepan. Cover and let it steam

(off the element) for a further

10min.

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Aromatic rice

Step 1: All together now . . .

rinse, rinse, rinse!

Step 2: Boil the kettle/jug.

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water for basmati rice or 1½ cups

for jasmine rice.

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st thomas oF canterBury college

rowing squads 2019/20

As a sport, rowing provides those who compete a unique

opportunity to engage in a discipline unparalleled by most.

Perseverance, resilience and a rich culture of community

are but a few of the many benefits offered to those

involved in the sport.

At St Thomas of Canterbury College, the students

are encouraged to involve themselves in the

rowing programme, which provides similar

notions of dedication and determination built

upon the foundation of the brotherhood, informed

by the special character of the College. The

young men are inspired by both the collective

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commitment to each other. Rowing at schoolage

level promotes effective time management

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productive with their time. Most of the students

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coaches who are busy training

and competing. This season the Selwyn River

remains their base and regattas held at either

Lake Hood in Ashburton or Lake Ruataniwha in

Twizel. Rowing is midway through its season

with the competition starting to intensify and the

end goal of qualifying for the

largest sporting event in the

Southern Hemisphere, Maadi

Cup, which will be held in

Twizel this year being at the

fore front of the older rowers

minds.

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rowing coaches

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A copy of the position description can be requested from HR

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Applications will close on Thursday 13 February 2020.

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