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Biblical theme to huge mural

FLAIR: Susannah Blummont (left) and Ivey Vinson are the talented artists behind a new mural outside St Peter’s Anglican

Preschool.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

COLOURFUL creatures,

multi-cultural children and

four of the major milestones

in the life of Jesus Christ have

been painted onto a mural to

brighten up Church Corner.

The eye-catching mural,

located outside St Peter’s

Anglican Preschool, was

finished by medical laboratory

science student Susannah

Blummont and artist Ivey

Vinson last week.

Miss Blummont, who grew

up in Redwood, designed a

large proportion of the 25m by

1.9m mural.

She collaborated with Miss

Vinson who finished the last

section of the artwork.

The mural, which has been

in the making since early

December, aims to express

unity.

“We wanted an iconic mural

that would stand out to people.

Whatever walk of life they

were in they could relate,” Miss

Blummont said.

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

EVERY NIGHT before bed Dave

Thompson and his wife Catherine

take magnesium to help them to

sleep.

The 76-year-old “hardly sleeps

at night” due to the “crash, banging

sound” of vehicles travelling

past his home on Waterloo Rd.

The frequent stream of trucks

has been an ongoing issue since

the February 22, 2011, earthquake

– but has increased in the last two

years.

Mr Thompson, who formerly

served in the New Zealand Army

for 25 years – including in

Vietnam for one year as a section

commander, said the heavy

vehicles have largely impacted his

life and he has not slept properly

since the earthquakes.

“These trucks remind me of the

war with the crashing and banging

. . . it is like a flashback.”

Mr Thompson, who served

on the front line, said the noise

of fireworks also increases the

frequency of flashbacks.

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Council supports plan

to increase landfill levies

THE CITY Council is supporting

a move by the Government

to increase the levy rates for

landfills.

It has made a submission on

the Ministry for the Environment’s

Reducing Waste: A More

Effective Landfill Levy consultation

document, saying it wants

the Ministry to consider going

further because it is worried

about the increasing levels of

waste going to landfill.

The Ministry announced late

last year that it is proposing to

increase the levy on landfills that LANDFILL: Dumping waste at the Styx Mill Eco Drop could cost more if a Government plan to

take household waste. Currently increase levies goes ahead.

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urgently legislate so that the full costs of disposal, are valued and increase of the waste levy is a

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The Ministry is also proposing “New Zealand’s level of costs of disposal (levy) as well tivise diversion from landfill.

to extend the levy to cover more consumption and reliance on as substitution and investment “The levy should address

landfill types, including industrial,

construction and demolition is out of step with the majority of council’s submission, which was to influence diversion of

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signed off on Thursday by the recoverable resources and should

dumps. The newly levied landfills

would be charged at a rate of $10 proposed levy increases.

mittee, says.

on municipal waste. A higher,

or $20 per tonne depending on “A significant change is required

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levy should apply across all greatest potential to divert waste

Its submission also says a uni-

broadly applied levy will have the

their type.

But the council is also calling

on central government to rently thrown away, due to cheap “The proposed expansion and submission

ful society, where materials cur-

landfill types.

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said.

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Styx Mill serial

flasher warned

• By Sophie Cornish

MEMBERS OF the public and

police have combined to find a man

exposing himself at the Styx Mill

Reserve.

The 19-year-old was caught by a

police dog patrol in the reserve on

January 26.

It followed more than 10 reported

sightings of the man, often doing

an indecent act, over three weeks,

Christchurch North Community

Patrol chairman Sam Hall said.

A police spokeswoman said the

man was arrested and given a precharge

warning.

The warning is an alternative to

prosecution for offenders who have

committed offences with a maximum

penalty of no more than six

months imprisonment.

Police use discretion to not

prosecute, even though there is sufficient

evidence to do so.

“It’s quite ironic that the dogs

found him in the dog park,” Mr

Hall said.

A woman, who didn’t wish to be

named, said her teenage daughter

and another teenage family member

were out walking on a track off

Hussey Rd, when the man, with his

pants down, began following them.

“When they looked around he kept

hiding behind bushes,” she said.

Mr Hall said his patrol group,

which has about 30 volunteers, had

been monitoring the area during its

daytime and evening patrols.

Funding package ‘a slap in the face’

• By Louis Day

CITY COUNCILLORS say

Canterbury has received a

“slap in the face” over the

Government’s $12 billion

nationwide infrastructure

package.

The North

Island will

receive the

majority of

the funding,

with $3.48

billion spent

Sam

MacDonald

in Auckland,

$991 million in

Waikato and

the Bay of Plenty, $692 million

in Northland and $1.35 billion

on Wellington.

Canterbury will get $159

million and Queenstown, the

only other South Island area

to receive any funding, will get

$90 million. The $249 million

allocated towards the South

Island is less than the $692

million put aside for a single

road in Northland, a 22km fourlane

corridor from Marsden

Point to Whangarei.

City councillor Sam

MacDonald described this as a

“slap in the face.”

“I think Christchurch and

Canterbury, in general, deserves

better, the reality is we are still

recovering from the earthquakes,”

he said.

City councillor Aaron Keown

also described it as a slap in the

face.

The package for Canterbury

includes upgrades to more than

100 schools across the region, six

transport and roading related

projects, and building upgrades

to Hillmorton Hospital’s mental

health unit.

Christchurch Central Labour

MP Duncan Webb thought

UPGRADE:

Part of the

$159 million

allocated to

Canterbury’s

infrastructure

will go towards

building

improvements

to Hillmorton

Hospital’s

mental health

unit.

it was “churlish” to label the

infrastructure injection as a slap

in the face.

“To say that is a bit of a slap in

the face is unfair, because one

thing that needed to happen

was for Canterbury, both at a

regional and city level, to come

to Government with proposals

that work,” he said.

City councillor Sara Templeton

contested this.

“The New Zealand Transport

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Agency are funding our business

cases for transport projects but

they shelved it, that is not on us

[city council],” she said.

City councillor and chairman

of the urban development and

transport committee Mike Davidson

labelled the funding as a

“knee-jerk reaction.”

“This seems to be a knee-jerk

reaction to people who moan

and complain. We have been

trying to get this boost for a while

and because we don’t moan and

complain we get left behind,” he

said.

Minister for Greater

Christchurch Regeneration

and Labour MP Megan Woods

said the cash injection into

the region would help prepare

Canterbury for the future.

“Canterbury is of course in

a unique position because our

earthquake recovery necessitated

major infrastructure investments

in our roads, hospitals

and schools. For example over

the last decade, more than $1.4

billion has already been spent

on Christchurch motorways

projects. Today’s announcement

adds to the investments already

made,” she said.

The funding announcement

was made by Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern and Minister

of Finance Grant Robertson on

Wednesday.

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BIBLICAL: A colourful mural outside St Peter’s Anglican

Preschool was finished this week.

Multiculturalism showcased

• From page 1

She said the goal was to make

passers-by’s day and hoped they

would be able to find something

inspirational and peaceful in the

mural they could relate to.

The mural is broken up into

several sections. The first part

features four key scenes from the

life of Jesus – the nativity scene,

Jesus walking on water, his death

and resurrection.

The next stage of mural was

inspired by Noah’s Ark with both

native animals including kiwis,

takahes and animals significant

to other cultures such as giraffes,

elephants, a peacock and a panda

in a kowhai tree in the painting.

Because the preschool is multilingual

– teaching English, Te

Reo Maori and Chinese, the artwork

showcases children of many

multicultural backgrounds.

Studying a four-year degree in

medical laboratory science at the

Auckland University of Technology,

Miss Blummont is currently

boarding with a family which

runs the Manukau Christian

Charitable Trust.

The trust establishes Christian

pre-schools and collaborated with

the St Peter’s Anglican Church

to open the St Peters Anglican

Preschool in August.

While she was home for the

summer holidays, Miss Blummont,

who enjoys art as a hobby,

was asked if she wanted to do the

project before Miss Vinson was

brought in to help out.

While Miss Blummont wasn’t

quite sure what she had got herself

into, she “gave it a whirl” and

was pleased with the end results.

“It is not something I ever

dreamed I would be doing. The

biggest painting I have ever done

in my life was A1.”

Petition calls for action over trucks

• From page 1

On top of putting up with the

constant noise of the trucks, he

has been battling prostate cancer

for the past four years.

Mr Thompson cannot even

open his windows as a result of

the dust caused by the heavy

trucks and need to get their house

cleaned every three months with

a chemical wash.

But he and his wife are not the

only residents suffering.

It is why Mr Thompson has

spearheaded a petition signed by

more than 66 residents calling

for action over the heavy vehicles

which use the road 24/7.

The petition will be presented

to the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board at its

meeting on February 18.

The opening of the Waterloo

Business Park and trucking firms

in the area have intensified the

issue over the past two years.

The main issue is the heavy

vehicles that are short-cutting

through Waterloo Rd to avoid

having to use Main South Rd and

Carmen Rd, Mr Thompson said.

Data collected by residents in

April showed heavy vehicles were

often using Waterloo Rd every

five to 10 minutes.

Waterloo Rd between

Racecourse Rd and Pound Rd

and between Barters Rd and

Kirk Rd is a collector road while

between Pound Rd and Barters

Rd is a minor arterial.

“All types of vehicles including

large trucks are permitted to

use collector roads. Only overdimension

vehicles are subject

to special permits,” a council

spokesman said.

But Waterloo Rd resident Russell

Wills said vehicles over 44 tonnes

are travelling up the road and that

is what residents want to stop.

He agreed the biggest impact

the trucks were having on

residents was lack of sleep and

quality of life.

The petition also calls for a

pedestrian crossing to be put on

Waterloo Rd and raises concerns

over Hornby Primary School,

Barnardos Early Learning and

Hornby High School being located

on the road.

DISTURBED: Waterloo

Rd resident Dave

Thompson says heavy

vehicles passing hs

home are affecting his

quality of life.

Other suggestions residents

made was for traffic lights to be

installed on the intersection of

Waterloo and Gilberthorpes Rd.

A city council spokesman said

a new signalled crossing will be

provided near Hei Hei Rd later

this year.

Greater Hornby Residents’

Association chairman Marc Duff

said it will work to support the

residents to progress their safety

concerns.

Mr Duff said with the new

Hornby Library, South West

Centre and Pool opening,

Hornby Primary increasing its

roll and the South Express

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State of the art materials used at school

CATHOLIC Cathedral College’s

new office, administration and

classroom building is being

constructed using resilient,

sustainable systems, with timber

at its core.

Cross laminated timber,

known as CLT, forms the threestorey

$5.6 million building’s

structural framework and this is

just the beginning.

Catholic Cathedral College is

an integrated Catholic co-educational

secondary school. It was

founded in 1987 but its origins

go back more than 150 years.

The college is an amalgamation

of two schools – Sacred Heart

College for girls and Xavier College

for boys and today has a roll

of 460.

Catholic Education Office

manager Mike Nolan said the

urgent message of Pope Francis

relates to the need to care for our

common home.

“Cross laminated timber

brings a huge advantage to the

environment through efficient

application of the world’s most

sustainable, renewable, building

resource – wood. The primary

environmental benefit of this

type of construction, over a

more conventional steel and

concrete solution, is the reduced

greenhouse emissions associated

with the construction materials,”

he said.

CONSTRUCTION: Catholic Education Office manager Mike

Nolan and Catholic Cathedral College principal Tony Shaw in

front of a new cross-laminated timber school building being

constructed. ​

Timber construction materials

have lower embodied carbon

than traditional construction

materials, which is a measure

of the sum of all the emissions

generated during the manufacture

of the building products

and materials used in the new

building.

Wood takes in carbon dioxide

straight from the atmosphere

as the trees grow, resulting in a

small carbon footprint, whereas

steel and concrete have high

embodied carbon that cannot be

offset.

Said Mr Nolan: “Figures we

have received for a hypothetical

similar building using steel and

concrete on the level one and

level two floors, shows a net

increase of approximately 334

tonnes of carbon compared with

cross-laminate timber. Using

wood means a negative total

carbon footprint of 160 tonnes,

while steel and concrete would

add 174 tonnes to the environment.

“In simple terms it equates to

taking 110 standard cars off the

road for one year,” he said.

Work commenced on the new

WSP-designed building in July

and is expected to take a year

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include a new administration,

reception, offices and staffroom

on the ground floor; four teaching

spaces and offices on the first

floor and the same on the second

floor.

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“While the use of timber

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educational buildings is well

established in Europe, it is an

emerging technology type in

New Zealand, and we are excited

about timber’s resilience and

efficiency,” Mr Nolan said.

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and Declan has really proven himself more than capable of

keeping up. I look forward to a long term relationship with

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Simple Software Limited


8 Tuesday February 4 2020

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

News

Online map

for free fruit

A NEW online food map

reveals where people can find free

fruit and nuts growing in public

spaces in the north-west and

wider city.

City council’s smart city

manager Michael Healy said

there is an abundance of fruit and

nut trees growing on public land

across the city.

“In total, there are 122,741

city council-owned trees

in Christchurch and Banks

Peninsula. Of these, 6846 are fruit

or nut-producing trees.

“Our new ‘fruit trees’ feature

on SmartView presents a map

that shows urban food foragers

the location of fruit and nut trees

on offer in Christchurch’s public

spaces,” Mr Healy said.

More than 52 types of trees

feature on the map, with the most

common being plum, European

beech, crab apple, Irish strawberry

tree, pear, walnut, honey locust

and sweet chestnut.

Within days of going live,

the online map has attracted

thousands of views.

Plans are already under way

to add more details about the

trees such as harvest times, an

image of trees and useful links

to help people identify and enjoy

this free food growing in the

garden city.

Borrowers rack up overdue

library book fees

• By Louis Day

LIBRARIES collected $315,916 in

fines for overdue, damaged and

lost books last year.

A staggering 4,734,658 books

were issued which is an increase

from the 4,664,676 books issued

in 2018 and $292,946 in fines

dished out in that year.

The city council currently has

$235,745 worth in outstanding

fines.

This comes as the city council

revealed the most issued book

of 2019 was British author Lee

Child’s Past Tense which is the

23rd book in the Jack Reacher

series. The crime thriller novel

series follows former American

military policeman, Jack Reacher,

who wanders throughout the

United States.

Child’s The Midnight Line,

which is the 22nd book in the series,

came in as the second most

issued book of last year.

Adults are charged 70c per day

for overdue books with a $21

maximum fine per item.

City council head of libraries

and information Carolyn

Robertson said the money from

fines was put into the libraries

DEBT: Borrowers currently owe more than $235,000 in overdue

library book fines across city council libraries.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

general fund which helped offset

expenditure.

She said when an individual

with an adult membership returns

an overdue book to the

library, the fine is automatically

added to their membership record.

“If the fine is not paid within

one month, or the customer has

fines owing of $30 or more, then

the customer cannot borrow any

more items until such time the

fine is paid,” she said.

Ms Robertson said debt collection

agencies become involved

when fines exceed $30 and once an

item becomes 62 days overdue.

She said with lost or damaged

items individuals are charged the

total cost of the item, plus a $21

processing fee.

“A recovery fee is only charged

once an outstanding debt is

referred to a debt collection

agency.”

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Jodi Picoult

A Spark of Light 1093

Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Strangers 1049

Michelle Obama

Becoming 1031

David Baldacci

Long Road to Mercy 916

Jojo Moyes

Still Me 865

Jane Harper

The Lost Man 837

Nora Roberts

Shelter in Place 824

John Grisham

The Rooster Bar 816

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Canty player selected in

national softball squad

• By Jacob Page

SOFTBALLER Jacob

Davidson is the lone

Canterbury face named in

the Junior Black Sox squad

for next month’s under-18

World Cup in Palmerston

North.

The 16-year-old Riccarton

High School student,

who plays baseball for

Selwyn as a pitcher said

he was surprised by the

call-up.

“There’s been a lot of

work that has gone in

behind the scenes so to

make it in this team for

the first time is great.”

The event begins on

February 22, with the Junior

Black Sox opening the

tournament against Japan,

the silver medallist at the

last World Cup.

The final will be played

on March 1.

Jacob is also a national

representative in baseball

as a pitcher, he says juggling

both sports has

mostly a positive impact

on his play.

“When I’m catching (in

softball) I’m still working

with the pitchers on calling

a game and working

Jacob Davidson

out what pitches to throw,

just like I would be if I was

pitching in baseball.

“It does mean I don’t get

many days off.”

Jacob focuses on softball

on Monday, Wednesday

and Saturday and switches

to baseball for his Selwyn

club on a Thursday and

Sunday.

Twelve teams from

around the world will

SPORT

compete in the week-long

World Cup event.

Fellow Cantabrians

Hunter Simpson and

Kotiti Patea will be nontravelling

reserves.

Coach Thomas Makea

said he was excited by the

talent on show.

“We have set goals and

observed these athletes

over the past 12 months,

which culminated at the

just-completed under-18

nationals.

“They displayed their

skills, but also a lot of

enthusiasm, passion and

intensity to their games,

which is something that

the management team was

pleased to see.

“We have selected a

well-balanced squad with

a lot of these players able

to play multiple positions

which helps in the makeup

of the defence. The

team will be working hard

over the next few weeks so

they are well prepared to

take on the world.”

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Pithie dominates

national track champs

SPORT

NOR’WEST NEWS

Fin the fastest

• By Jacob Page

CYCLIST LAURENCE Pithie

continues to win medals on the

track and

awards off it.

The 17-yearold

Christchurch

Boys’

High School

student won

seven national

titles at the

age-group

championships

Laurence Pithie

in Cambridge

last week and was named Cycling

New Zealand’s junior track rider

of the year.

Pithie won gold in the elite

25km madison event with

Thomas Sexton.

The talented teen combined

with fellow-Cantabrian Ryan

MacLeod, Joshua Scott and Hugo

Jones to win the elite 4000m

team pursuit.

He won the under-19 3000m

individual pursuit by more than

3sec from MacLeod.

Pithie was victorious in the

under-19 20km points race where

he finished on 29 points, eight

points clear of Waikato-Bay of

Plenty’s Zahk Patterson.

The dominance continued in

the under-19 20km omnium.

He scored 153 points which

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was 21 clear of teammate Matthew

Ownsworth.

The duo repeated the same

result in the 7.5km omnium

scratch race.

Pithie beat Southland’s Jacob

Willis for first in the omnium

tempo race.

He won the under-19 1000m

time trial by half a second from

Southland’s Michael Fitzsimons.

The southerner did get the

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Pithie’s junior cyclist of the

year award for 2019 was given

for his top performances on

the track, in particular his two

gold medals in the omnium and

madison at the UCI junior track

cycling world championships, in

Frankfurt, Germany, last August.

Cycling New Zealand national

junior coach, Tim Carswell.is

expected to announce the 2020

squad for the event in Egypt this

week with Pithie expected to

feature heavily.

on his feet

• By Jacob Page

FIN CURTIS just loves to run

fast.

The 10-year-old who lives in

Merivale and who started at Cathedral

Grammar last week, won

six gold medals at the South Island

Colgate Games at Wigram’s

Nga Puna Wai, a fortnight ago.

Fin, who represents Christchurch

Avon Athletic Club, won

gold in the 10th grade 100m,

200m 400m, long jump, 4x100m

relay and medley relay.

“I just wanted to have fun and

do as best as I could,” Finn said.

“I was happy that I ran fast and

did my best.”

Fin was encouraged by family

friends to try the Christchurch

Avon club when he was sixyears-old

and now he works on

his sprinting twice a week for 90

minutes at a time.

His father, Guy Curtis said Fin

was always fast on his feet from

the moment he could walk so

they thought athletics would be a

good fit.

“He was always fast as a wee

nipper so we thought we’d see

SPEEDY: Sprinter Fin Curtis,

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how he goes,” he said.

Fin plays rugby as a wing or

fullback for the Christchurch

rugby club and cricket as an

allrounder for Burnside.

He said one day he would like

to earn a track scholarship to an

American college.

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by 5pm each Wednesday

Wā Kōrero - Storytimes

Tuesday, 10.30-11am

Encourage learning through

language. Storytimes is an

interactive programme including

books, songs, rhymes and play.

Recommended for over twoyear-olds.

No bookings required.

Shirley Library

Knit ’n’ Yarn

Tuesday, 1-3pm, at Bishopdale,

Wednesday, 1-2.30pm, at

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Friday, 10am-noon, at Papanui

Take your knitting, crochet or

other craft projects and have fun

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Bishopdale, Redwood,

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Tuesday, 10.30am-noon, at

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Play Scrabble with a friendly

group. Head along when you

can. No bookings required. All

materials supplied. Free event.

Redwood and Bishopdale

libraries

Makerspace

Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm

Join in for a wide range of

fun, including art, technology

and more. There is a different

Makerspace activity each week.

Free, no bookings required.

Redwood Library

JP Clinic at Ōrauwhata:

Bishopdale Library and

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Wednesday, 10am-1pm

A Justice of the Peace will

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signatures and documents,

certify document copies, hear

oaths, declarations, affidavits

or affirmations as well as sign

citizenship, sponsorship or rates

rebates applications. There is no

charge for this service.

Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library

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Senior Mens’ Exercise Group

Friday, 11-11.45am

Low impact exercise classes

designed for seniors. Wear

something comfortable and turn

up – no registrations required.

Participants are asked to bring a

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0850 for more information.

Northcity Church, 95a Sawyers

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This weekly card club is on every

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Free. No booking required.

Shirley Library

Go along and join Margot for some Friday night fun. Themed stories, songs and simple crafts

will entertain your 4 to 7-year-olds (but the whole family is welcome). Don’t forget to wear your

pajamas. The session will be held at the Fendalton Library on Friday from 6.30-7.30pm.

JP Clinics

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Papanui, Shirley, Bishopdale

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rhymes, craft and play. No

bookings required. Free.

Shirley Library

Spark Jump

Monday, 10-11am at Shirley

Help for families to get online

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in your home. Free event. Phone

941 7923 to register.

Shirley Library

Tabletop Games

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Mahjong

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The after school club has

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books. This is suitable for

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Tasty Bites

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Kebabs to make your mouth water

Grilled Chilean Beef Kebabs

with Chimichurri Sauce and

Coriander Rice is an easy,

flavourful any-day meal.

Substitute button mushrooms

for the beef for a vege

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Grilled Chilean Beef Kebabs

with Chimichurri Sauce and

Coriander Rice

Makes 8 kebabs

Ingredients

1kg beef – tenderloin, ribeye

or sirloin, cut into 4cm cubes

(or substitute 500g button

mushrooms)

2 Tbsp oil

2 Tbsp lime juice, plus zest of one

lime

2 garlic cloves – finely minced

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp dried oregano or thyme

1 tsp cumin

1½ tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

Skewer additions: cherry

tomatoes, onion

Chimichurri Sauce

1 bunch coriander

½ cup olive oil

2 Tbsp lime juice

1 jalapeno (use less, or more if

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½ cup chopped onion

1 garlic clove

½ tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp salt

Coriander Rice

2 cups water

1 cup rice, rinsed

pinch salt

¼ cup coriander- chopped

3 spring onions – chopped

1 lime

Garnish: lime wedges

Directions

Soak eight 25cm wooden skewers

in warm water.

Cut the beef into cubes and

place in a zip lock bag or in a

medium bowl.

Mix oil, lime juice and zest,

garlic, spices, salt and pepper in a

small bowl. Pour over the beef and

seal the bag, shaking and mixing

so all the beef is coated. Set aside.

Pre-heat a hotplate, BBQ or your

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In a medium pot, add water and

rice, bring to a boil. Cover, simmer

on low heat for 20min.

In the meantime, make the

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in a food processor, and

pulse repeatedly (10-15 times)

until the coriander and onion are

all minced well. It need not be

smooth, but more like the consistency

of pesto. Place in a small

bowl. Set aside.

Make the skewers alternating

beef, cherry tomato, onion slice,

then repeat until skewer is full.

3-4 pieces of beef on each skewer.

Grill the skewers over medium

high heat, rotating until meat

is nicely charred and cooked to

desired done-ness.

Place rice in a bowl, squeeze

with lime, and scatter the

coriander and green onions over

the top. Serve immediately.

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HEALTH & AWARENESS

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The team at Physical Sense in Sydenham sees clients with

a range of symptoms but many of their middle-aged and

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are the red areas in the drawings), a knot

in a muscle on the back of the shoulder

blade can give a deep pain in the front of

the shoulder and a muscle knot all the way

near the groin can give an ache in the knee

(especially at night in bed).

Ietje recalls one case where an 89 year

old client with severe arthritis who walked

with a stick, told her, “I will end up in

a wheelchair, I cannot put any weight

through my right leg due to pain in my hip

and buttock”. “Within 4 treatments, she

was walking with her stick but without the

severe pain,” says Ietje. “The arthritis was

one of the factors that made her muscles

spasm but the other was that older people

move less and the flexed position the hip

is in when we sit is particularly bad for

the hip.” Ietje is happy with the fact that

although the client was 89 and could have

been “given up on” or told to live with the

pain, she made a difference to her health

and wellbeing.

The same lack of movement can be the

reason for your knee pain or your shoulder

pain and the same few treatments could

make a huge difference for you.

At Physical Sense, hands-on techniques

(massage and triggerpoint deactivation

techniques) are used to release the muscles.

The client also gets a home exercise

program designed to mobilize and stretch

the joint, strengthen the important core

muscles and increase general strength and

balance. They teach a movement sequence

SHOULDER

PAIN

KNEE PAIN

(the crosses are the areas of the muscle spasms, the red areas is where the pain is felt)

that stretches the joint in all directions

whilst the client is able to lie safely on their

bed, perfect for older or less mobile clients.

In many cases having the muscles

released and being taught how to maintain

it, is enough to stay on top of the problem.

If severe arthritis is the underlying cause,

HIP PAIN

some maintenance therapy may be

necessary, but that is often more affordable

and, for older patients, better tolerated

than surgery. After only one treatment you

should know that it will work for you. Call

them before 15 February and save $50.00

on that treatment.

Physical Sense Gym and Physio is located at 300 Colombo Street, Sydenham. The Blue Line Bus stops in front of the door

and there is ample parking. To enquire about joint pain treatment, phone 377-2577 or visit www.triggerpoints.co.nz


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Tuesday February 4 2020 15

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Tuesday February 4 2020 17

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Auction: Thursday, 13 February 2020 (Unless Sold Prior)

3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 1 living room | 1 dining room | 2 car-garage

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Tucked away and private from the

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Gorgeous freshly polished timber

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Properties of this quality are highly

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If you want more information about an item or to contact a

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CL Valiant Regal

Mitsubishi Compact Tractor

Honda Air Wave

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$7,500

ID 30238

$10,750

ID 32886

$12,500

ID 33246

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ID 33412

$5,900

ID 33421

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Autocraft Heavy Duty Roofracks

1997 Toyota Hiace Regius Van

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Standard Vanguard Phase 1

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ID 33280

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ID 33419

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ID 33354

Festool 16.6v LC45 Battery Charger

Assortment of Tools

Romess Pot Belly Stove

1994 Nissan Mistral 4WD 5DR

Fisher & Paykel 6kg Washing Machine

Alucast BBQ

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ID 33408

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ID 31184

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ID 30040

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Toyota Vanguard

Macbro-8 Tripod

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Natural Cane Chairs

2010 Wideglide Tank

La-Z-Boy Armchair

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ID 33254

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ID 33175

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ID 33239

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ID 32935

Alloy Bullbar

Sterndale Piano

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage GL 1.2L

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Tuesday February 4 2020 19

Community Events

ALCOHOLICS

ANONYMOUS, If you

want to have a drink that’s

your business. If you want

to stop, we can help. Phone

0800 229-6757

Gardening

& Supplies

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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

Holiday

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SUNSHINE

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SpECiAlS

www.mandolin.com.au

0061 7 5443 5011

• New homes

• Extensions

• Renovations

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Builder

Brandon Taw

Phone 027 370 2572

enquiries@tawbuilders.co.nz

www.tawbuilders.co.nz

Trades & Services

DRIVEWAYS

Exposed Aggregate

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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

• Light Commercial

• Repairs and

Maintenance

Trades & Services

HOME SERVICES

• Window Cleaning

• Pest Control

• Meth Testing

• Full House/Building

Washing

• Moss & Lichen Spraying

• Gutter Cleaning

• Waterblasting

• Carpet Cleaning

concrete & paving

• Driveways

• Earthquake repairs

• New Home Specialists

• Patios & Paths

tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

www.affordableconcrete.co.nz

(all services up to 3 storeys)

0800 155 166 | 027 714 4812

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admin@aplusservicesnz.com

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PLUMBER

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LOCKSMITH

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• Keys Cut, Locks Rekeys

• Lock Installs & Repairs

• Digital Locks & Padlocks

• Ranch Slider Deadlock & Bolts

• Window Catches & Locks

• Garage Door Locks

• House Alarms & Monitoring

• Rental Property Specialists

• Winz & Insurance Quotes

Trades & Services

HOUSE

CLEARING

Are you

moving house

or trying to

downsize?

Call All Clear

Canterbury. We work

with you to recycle,

sell and dispose of

unwanted items.

Ph: 03 260 0934

or 021 078 4553

raewynlcooke@gmail.com

www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz

ROOF

PAINTING 24/7

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

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experience.

FREE QUOTES

20% OFF other

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Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

moss and mould

treatment and

waterblasting

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Trades & Services

BATHROOM

RENOVATIONS

complete service from

start to finish, free quotes,

ph Dave 027 334 4125

GOLD CARD OR CASH DISCOUNT

Further discount for Pensioners, no GST charged

10% OFF with mention of this ad

Phone: Marc 03 382 2501

Mob: 027 222 2220

Situations Vacant

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

City Area

Monday to Friday

10am - 2pm

Monday to Friday

6pm - 9pm

Sumner Area

Monday to Friday

3pm - 6pm

Multiple Areas

We are after a flexible

person who can work

multiple areas Monday

to Friday both morning

and night.

We are looking for

cleaners

to join our commercial

cleaning team.

You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your own

transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.

co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.

Trades & Services

BRICKLAYER

George Lockyer. Over

40 years bricklaying

experience.Uk trained.

Insurance work, EQC

repairs. Heritage

brickwork & stonework

a speciality. No job too

small. Governers Bay.

Home 329 9344. Cell

027 684 4046. E mail

georgelockyer@xtra.co.nz

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

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

Registered, electrical

installation and repairs,

Gorbie Electrical, ph 021

026 73375 or 03 322 4209

PAINTER QuALIfIEd

local professional, int/

Ext,roofs,wallpaller, call

or text Corban 027 846

5035

PLASTERER

Gib Stopping, Small

job specialty. 30 + years

experience. Ring 0800

387-369

ROOfING REPAIRS

Fully qualified, over 40

yrs experience. Ph John

027 432-3822 or 351-

9147 email johnchmill@

outlook.com

Trades & Services

SHOE REPAIRS

Belfast engraving. Shoe

repairs, key cutting &

engraving. (10 yrs exp)683

Main North Rd, ph 027

3113423

SPOuTING

CLEANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out. Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

STuMP GRINdING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

TILING

Flooring - Splashbacks -

Wall incl tile removal, reg

master tiler, ph Dave 027

334 4125

TILER/CARPENTER

35 years exp, no job

too small. Ph Ross 027

4311440.

T.V. SERVICE

CENTRE

Repairs, tvs, microwaves,

audio amps, soundbars.

.Aerial & satellite

installations, kitsets, 480D

Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379

1400

VHS VIdEO TAPES

& all camera tapes

converted to DVD or

USB. Video taping

special occasions, www.

grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03

338-1655

Situations Vacant

electrician

Who we are

Allied Press Limited employs over 450 people on a permanent

basis across its 15 sites in the South Island. We operate across

multiple media platforms (print, online, digital) delivering news,

information and entertainment through our various regional

and city publications, including printing and publishing of

newspapers from our print centre in Dunedin and a commercial

print facility in Alexandra.

The role

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the main purpose of

the position is to ensure smooth running of our newspaper,

commercial publication and facility maintenance.

Some of the key accountabilities include:

• Production remains uninterrupted.

• Production equipment availability is maximised.

• Preventative maintenance is prioritised to ensure minimal

downtime.

The business has just invested in a major upgrade to the

electrical/electronic systems on the printing press, scheduled to

commence in the New Year. This presents the ideal opportunity

to learn from the installation and commissioning engineers to

enable the successful candidate to hit the ground running.

Your skills and experience

We are looking for a registered Electrician ideally from an

Industrial background holding a current practising licence. The

ideal candidate would be competent and confident in using

computers and experienced in PLC’s, Analogue/Digital control

and AC/DC motor drive systems. Although not essential,

knowledge of Goss Press and Ferag mailroom will be a bonus.

Further details

This is a full-time permanent position working the day shift from

Monday to Friday, with rostered ‘On call’.

As well as a competitive salary, we offer you a great team

environment, minimal commute time, being based within

Dunedin city, professional development opportunities, job

security and opportunity to grow. Training and support will be

provided for the successful applicant.

If you think this role is for you, please apply by way of CV and

a covering letter. Informal inquiries about the role are welcome

and should be directed to raja.chakrabarti@alliedpress.co.nz

A copy of the position description can be requested from HR

at recruitment@alliedpress.co.nz

Applications will close on Thursday 13 February 2020.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please note that you must have the right to work in

New Zealand to apply for this role.

Disclaimer: Allied Press does not accept unsolicited agency

résumés. Allied Press is not responsible for any fees related to

unsolicited résumés.

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Trades & Services

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For assistance contact Vicky

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2245370


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