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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY <strong>18</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Connecting Your Community<br />

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Programme<br />

warns of<br />

speeding<br />

danger<br />

Page 3 Page 10<br />

Success for<br />

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Sunday 22<br />

March <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Record-breaking effort<br />

for cancer fundraiser<br />

• By Gordon Findlater<br />

CHRISTCHURCH Boys’ High<br />

School’s rowing team has set a<br />

new world record and raised more<br />

than $22,000 for Leukaemia and<br />

Blood Cancer New Zealand in the<br />

process.<br />

Ed Lopas, a member of the<br />

school’s rowing team, was<br />

diagnosed with Hodgkin’s<br />

lymphoma – a form of blood<br />

cancer – last year.<br />

It was only fitting that the<br />

16-year-old had the honour of<br />

finishing the last stint of the<br />

successful world record attempt<br />

last Tuesday.<br />

The team of 61 rowers set a<br />

new world record for the longest<br />

continual team erg (rowing<br />

machine) by a group aged<br />

under-19. Their time of 145hr<br />

10min smashed the previous<br />

record of 96hr.<br />

“It was pretty special having<br />

everyone cheer me on to the<br />

finish,” said Lopas.<br />

The team travelled a total<br />

distance of 1937km. On a map,<br />

their travels took them from<br />

school, north to Blenheim,<br />

west to Greymouth, south to<br />

Queenstown, east to Dunedin and<br />

up SH1 back to school.<br />

•Turn to page 5<br />

FOR A CAUSE: Ed Lopas takes care of the last shift his rowing team’s new world record of more than 145hr on the erg.<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​<br />

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Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 3<br />

<strong>News</strong><br />

Programme warns of dangers<br />

of speeding and intersections<br />

THE CRASH Bash road safety<br />

programme being performed<br />

across Canterbury schools over<br />

the next few weeks will aim to<br />

make teenagers aware of the<br />

dangers of speeding.<br />

The performance, targeted<br />

towards year 11-13 students, will<br />

tour 30 schools during term one<br />

including St Margaret’s College,<br />

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, Burnside<br />

High School, St Andrew’s<br />

College and Christchurch Boys’<br />

High School.<br />

Crash Bash is an interactive<br />

stage performance that tours<br />

secondary schools, spreading the<br />

message to young people about<br />

the importance of making safe<br />

choices when driving.<br />

Said St Andrew’s College head<br />

of middle school Mikae Tuu’u:<br />

“Crash Bash do it in a way that<br />

gets the key points across, however,<br />

it is very energetic and has a<br />

positive vibe about it.”<br />

“I know our students always<br />

take key points away from the<br />

presentations while enjoying<br />

themselves at the same time.”<br />

This year’s performance, What’s<br />

the Rush? focuses on intersection<br />

safety and the risks of speed.<br />

Said city council transport<br />

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both the likelihood of a crash<br />

occurring and the severity of<br />

the outcome. Regardless of what<br />

causes a crash, whether people<br />

walk away or are carried away<br />

will depend on the speed their<br />

vehicles are travelling.<br />

“We want young people to<br />

be aware of the risks that come<br />

with driving too fast and to<br />

understand that the choices they<br />

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wheel of a car have consequences<br />

– potentially life-changing consequences,’’<br />

Mr Thomas said.<br />

Mr Thomas said drivers on<br />

a restricted licence are seven<br />

times more likely to be involved<br />

in a crash resulting in a fatal<br />

or serious injury than other<br />

drivers.<br />

“Data also shows that young<br />

restricted drivers are more at<br />

risk of having a serious crash<br />

in the first six to 12 months of<br />

driving solo on their restricted<br />

licence that an at any other time<br />

in their lives,” he said.<br />

Crash Bash is led by the<br />

city council, with funding<br />

support from the New Zealand<br />

Transport Agency.<br />

The performance is developed<br />

by the Court Theatre in<br />

collaboration with Canterbury<br />

Police.<br />

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of the playground and paddling<br />

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4 Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

McMaster & Heap<br />

Veterinary practice<br />

Brain tumour in a cat<br />

This is a remarkable story where an 13<br />

year old Norwegian Forest cat “ Sashenka”<br />

was diagnosed via CT imaging of having<br />

a brain tumour, “Meningioma” and<br />

successfully had surgery two weeks ago<br />

in a specialist hospital in Auckland to<br />

remove the tumour. Never in 30 years<br />

of being a vet have I had a client willing<br />

to proceed to surgery to remove a brain<br />

tumour in their pet, plus she survived and<br />

is thriving. She’s one very lucky cat with<br />

incredibly caring owners who wanted the<br />

best possible outcome for their precious<br />

cat.<br />

Sashenka first presented just before<br />

Christmas being a bit “off” - more<br />

clingy, vocalising more, seeming to<br />

have trouble going up and down stairs,<br />

difficulty navigating obstacles, seeming<br />

disorientated, scratching the wooden<br />

floor boards, pacing, kneading and off<br />

balance sometimes. She was a cat always<br />

up a tree and she stopped doing this.<br />

She wasn’t chasing her treats and started<br />

walking in circles. She was never seen<br />

seizuring though and continued eating.<br />

We examined Sashenka and ran an<br />

extensive array of blood and urine tests,<br />

X-rays and ultrasound examinations. We<br />

saw her 15 times in about three weeks.<br />

All testing was basically normal. We tried<br />

different medications and she stayed in<br />

the hospital on IV fluids but we couldn’t<br />

get a of handle on her diagnosis and<br />

there was no improvement at home. Her<br />

owner saw a different Sashenka than the<br />

cat we saw at the clinic.<br />

We consulted the services of Feline<br />

consultants and specialists but she was<br />

deteriorating quickly, having difficulty<br />

eating and appeared dull and not<br />

responsive to her owners at times. Steroid<br />

injections showed improvement but her<br />

bizarre behaviours did wax and wane<br />

with her worse clinical symptom being<br />

close to comatosed. We decided to CT<br />

Sashenka to find out what was really<br />

going on. We offer MRI (Forte Health)<br />

and CT (Pacific Radiology at Lincoln)<br />

at McMaster & Heap. The patients are<br />

sedated and the images taken from<br />

very fancy expensive computors. It’s<br />

painless for the pet and can give us many<br />

answers that other means of testing<br />

can’t deliver. The radiologist diagnosed<br />

Sashenka with a large intracranial brain<br />

lesion , most probably a meningioma.<br />

Other differentials included a glioma or<br />

astrocytoma.<br />

We consulted an experienced surgical<br />

team in Auckland who were keen to take<br />

over her case. After lengthy discussions<br />

with the owners it was decided to push<br />

forward with brain surgery, so Sashenka<br />

and her devoted owners headed to<br />

Auckland. Brain surgery isn’t a walk in the<br />

park and more tests had to be carried<br />

out on Sashenka. She was getting very<br />

used to needles now and thermometers??<br />

She had an MRI before the surgery and a<br />

CT after the surgery to confirm position<br />

of the titanium screws used to secure<br />

her cranium back in place. She received<br />

a blood transfusion on the day of the<br />

surgery and had an oesophageal feeding<br />

tube placed so that we were able to<br />

supply her nutritionally post surgery, in<br />

case she didn’t feel like eating. Once the<br />

tumour was removed it measured 2.6cm x<br />

3cm x 1.2cm - quite sizeable. She made an<br />

excellent recovery from her anaesthetic<br />

and stayed in the specialist hospital to be<br />

closely monitored for a few days.<br />

She had very specific discharge<br />

instructions including cage confinement<br />

for four weeks (an impossible requirement<br />

for Sashenka), physiotherapy on her<br />

back muscles and legs and medications<br />

including steroids, pain relief and<br />

antibiotics. Catherine has seen her<br />

recently and she appears to be doing<br />

really well - she even escaped her cage<br />

and was seen running up a tree - her<br />

favourite place to be, a birds eye view of<br />

life.<br />

Day 1 after the surgery.<br />

The tumour may grow back and<br />

Catherine is exploring chemotherapy<br />

options but for now Sashenka has her full,<br />

active life back again which is great news<br />

for everybody. She may pave the way in<br />

the future for other patients with brain<br />

tumours. Thank you to Sashenkas mum<br />

and dad for allowing me to write this<br />

article on her.<br />

Dr Michele McMaster<br />

<strong>News</strong><br />

Petition presented to<br />

fight parking restrictions<br />

• By Georgia O’Connor-<br />

Harding<br />

RICCARTON residents<br />

have rallied together to<br />

fight plans to lose car<br />

parking on their street to<br />

make way for the weekly<br />

rubbish collection truck.<br />

A petition signed by 27<br />

residents was presented to<br />

the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton<br />

Community Board<br />

after it approved parking<br />

restrictions on part of Colligan<br />

St in December.<br />

It called for the city<br />

council to reconsider its<br />

plan to put no stopping<br />

lines on part of Colligan<br />

St from Monday to Friday<br />

6am-6pm and instead only<br />

on rubbish days, due to the<br />

difficulty rubbish trucks<br />

have negotiating parked<br />

cars in the cul-de-sac.<br />

The board approved the<br />

parking restrictions at a<br />

meeting in December –<br />

prompting a backlash from<br />

residents.<br />

Since the petition was<br />

presented, city council<br />

transport operations<br />

manager Steffan Thomas<br />

told Western <strong>News</strong> a sign<br />

stating “rubbish collection<br />

FIGHT: Residents living in Colligan St have sent<br />

a petition to the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton<br />

Community Board.<br />

days” only is not legally<br />

recognised in New Zealand.<br />

But he said staff are<br />

confident there will be a<br />

similar restriction which<br />

should meet resident’s<br />

concerns.<br />

The petition, presented<br />

by resident Janet Mansell,<br />

called the changes approved<br />

in December “excessive”<br />

given the purpose<br />

for the plan is to enable<br />

rubbish trucks to turn<br />

around more easily.<br />

It instead called for a<br />

notice to be placed on<br />

the fence adjacent to the<br />

holiday park requesting no<br />

parking on rubbish collection<br />

days from 6am-3pm<br />

as an appropriate solution<br />

Safer speed<br />

zones<br />

The speed limits on local roads in St<br />

Albans, Edgeware and Mairehau are<br />

changing to 40km/h on Friday 28 <strong>February</strong>.<br />

Main roads will stay 50km/h.<br />

For more information:<br />

ccc.govt.nz/stalbans<br />

for this problem.<br />

In her presentation to the<br />

board, Ms Mansell raised<br />

concerns many residents<br />

including herself weren’t<br />

notified.<br />

One of the key issues<br />

originally from city council<br />

staff was if the parking<br />

restrictions were only in<br />

place once a week – Thursday<br />

– it would be difficult<br />

to enforce.<br />

This was because rubbish<br />

collection day could<br />

sometimes change to the<br />

following day because of it<br />

falling on a public holiday.<br />

But Mrs Lee said a public<br />

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Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 5<br />

<strong>News</strong><br />

Idle locomotive has family fuming<br />

• By Louis Day<br />

HAVING A locomotive’s engine<br />

running next to your house at<br />

the crack of dawn would be a<br />

nightmare for most people.<br />

For Saman Farahani, it is a<br />

harsh reality he and his family<br />

face up to three times a week.<br />

His home on Lowe St in<br />

Addington sits right next to the<br />

railway.<br />

Mr Farahani said over the<br />

past three months a train would<br />

occasionally stop between 6am<br />

and 6.30am and the locomotive’s<br />

engine would be idling outside<br />

the house.<br />

He said the combination of the<br />

noise and the shaking from the<br />

engine would wake up himself,<br />

his wife Sara and three-monthold<br />

daughter.<br />

He also said the smell of<br />

fumes fills up his house to the<br />

point where he cannot stop<br />

coughing.<br />

“First thing when I wake up, I<br />

cough because the house is full<br />

of the smell of gas,” he said.<br />

Mr Farahani said he was<br />

concerned for the health of his<br />

daughter.<br />

He said moving was not<br />

an option for him, with his<br />

tenancy contract at the<br />

property not running out<br />

until October.<br />

“The driver will stop outside<br />

UP CLOSE: Saman Farahani’s home will shake and fill up with fumes when a locomotive stops<br />

next to it.<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

the house and the whole house<br />

will start shaking and it will be so<br />

loud you won’t be able to sleep.<br />

“I’m just asking for a bit of<br />

respect.”<br />

Mr Farahani said he had<br />

pleaded with the driver on<br />

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railway line where there are no<br />

houses, but was ignored.<br />

KiwiRail acting South Island<br />

general manager of operations<br />

Mark Heissenbuttel said it<br />

apologised for the disturbance<br />

and was investigating how to<br />

solve the issue as quickly as<br />

possible.<br />

“KiwiRail endeavours to be<br />

a good neighbour to those who<br />

live alongside the rail corridor,”<br />

he said.<br />

“Occasionally residents raise<br />

issues like this with us and wherever<br />

possible we try to adjust<br />

our operations to remove the<br />

nuisance.”<br />

Coach<br />

pleased with<br />

commitment<br />

•From page 1<br />

The school’s rowing manager<br />

Ricardo De Sousa said he’s been<br />

blown away by the team’s commitment<br />

to the record-breaking<br />

achievement.<br />

“The boys have been absolutely<br />

incredible. We thought it would<br />

be a bit of a headache trying to get<br />

boys on the egg at silly hours of<br />

the morning.<br />

“It’s not the most fun thing<br />

to be on and the boys tend to<br />

shy away from it, but they<br />

wanted to do it for Ed,” said De<br />

Sousa.<br />

Senior rowers did shifts of<br />

90min with some of the movies<br />

doing shifts between 30-45min.<br />

The team began the world record<br />

big on <strong>February</strong> 5 and had<br />

surpassed the previous world<br />

record by the following Sunday<br />

afternoon.<br />

Ed was diagnosed with<br />

Hodgkin’s lymphoma in July last<br />

year.<br />

After five months of<br />

successful chemotherapy, Ed<br />

was cleared to start physical<br />

activity again and hopes to row<br />

at the Maadi Cup regatta on<br />

Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel<br />

next month.<br />

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announcements, with Auckland<br />

getting $3.4 billion and Canterbury<br />

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many of our residents feeling angry<br />

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the Belfast to Pegasus motorway<br />

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Many Northern Christchurch<br />

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Woodend residents on how a<br />

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volumes away from residents’<br />

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At the start of 2017, before the<br />

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community who were concerned<br />

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of vehicles passing the school.<br />

Residents of Darroch Street were<br />

finding it difficult to turn right onto<br />

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The Western Belfast Bypass has<br />

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vehicles away from the school and<br />

residents’ homes. Pedestrians,<br />

cyclists, our students and the<br />

elderly will enjoy quieter roads and<br />

safer journeys.


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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

ews<br />

Community<br />

boards to get<br />

public input<br />

• By Louis Day<br />

THE PUBLIC will have a say<br />

on the priorities of community<br />

boards for the first time.<br />

The city council is publicly<br />

consulting on the three-year plans<br />

of community boards which set<br />

out their priorities for local communities.<br />

City council head of support,<br />

governance and partnerships John<br />

Filsell said the idea behind the<br />

initiative was to get community<br />

feedback in order to inform board<br />

priorities.<br />

These plans will guide the<br />

boards’ decisions on local activities,<br />

projects and facilities and advocacy<br />

on behalf of communities.<br />

Each plan will identify three<br />

priorities per ward area, so the<br />

Burwood-Coastal Community<br />

Board for example which comprises<br />

of two wards will have six<br />

priorities. Burwood-Coastal is the<br />

only board to have its plan out for<br />

consultation at this stage. It has<br />

proposed prioritising service delivery<br />

at QEII Recreation and Sport<br />

Centre, planning for an additional<br />

community facility in Burwood,<br />

the transformation of the red zone<br />

and improving roading.<br />

Mr Filsell said all boards would<br />

have their plans out for public<br />

consultation until early March.<br />

Pools cool pooches’ paws<br />

• By Sophie Cornish<br />

SUMMER IS a good time to<br />

paws and reflect and for these<br />

SPCA pups, they’re doing just<br />

that.<br />

It’s a pool paw-ty at the<br />

Christchurch Hornby centre after<br />

it was inundated with donations,<br />

following a call on Facebook for<br />

any unwanted or old backyard<br />

pools that could make these dog’s<br />

summer last fur-ever.<br />

As a result, more than 15 pools<br />

were donated, including five new<br />

pools costing about $<strong>18</strong>0 each by<br />

Bunnings Warehouse.<br />

SPCA community fundraising<br />

and events co-ordinator Kelsea<br />

Nelson-Cummins said the single<br />

Facebook post asking for old or<br />

unwanted pools “did really well.”<br />

“People have been really, really<br />

generous and the dogs, as you<br />

can see in the photos, absolutely<br />

love it,’’ she said.<br />

“It’s been so hot, sometimes for<br />

our bigger dogs, it’s nice for them<br />

to fully submerge in water.<br />

“Believe it or not, because we<br />

have so many facilities they are<br />

pretty much all being used. We<br />

squirrelled away a couple of the<br />

new bigger pools because as with<br />

dogs, bless them, there is a bit of<br />

wear and tear with them jumping<br />

in and out of the pools.’’<br />

Kit and Charlie are both currently<br />

up for adoption and the<br />

SPCA is also looking for volunteers<br />

for its annual appeal next<br />

month.<br />

“We are still looking for collectors,<br />

so if anyone is yet to sign<br />

up and it’s on their new year<br />

resolutions list to volunteer for<br />

a charity, definitely do,” Miss<br />

Nelson-Cummins said.<br />

SHAKE IT<br />

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(huntaway/<br />

staffy cross)<br />

and SPCA<br />

canine animal<br />

attendant<br />

Chandel<br />

Kettlewell.<br />

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up to volunteer as part of<br />

SPCA annual appeal on<br />

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Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 7<br />

“I get spoiled. People are lovely to me.”<br />

Dorothy always brings a smile<br />

to the face of fellow residents<br />

and staff at Diana Isaac<br />

Retirement Village.<br />

It’s the community aspect of<br />

living at a Ryman Healthcare<br />

village that Dorothy loves,<br />

and she enjoys passing on that<br />

joy for living to those around<br />

her at the village.<br />

Dorothy’s family, including<br />

her ve boys, Ian, Peter, Paul,<br />

Neville and Bruce, know that<br />

she receives great care in her<br />

serviced apartment and that<br />

people are always popping in<br />

to check on her. They just love<br />

that she is safe and secure and<br />

getting support here.<br />

Dorothy enjoys the lifestyle<br />

options the apartment gives<br />

her. She can go to the village<br />

centre to mix with other<br />

residents, listen to entertainers,<br />

or relax in the comfort of<br />

her apartment.<br />

Having made very good friends<br />

in the village, Dorothy says,<br />

“It’s a lovely place, I’m very<br />

lucky.” Born in Riccarton, 95<br />

years ago, Dorothy has spent<br />

most of her life in and around<br />

Canterbury. Her father was a<br />

painter and paperhanger but<br />

passed away when Dorothy was<br />

just seven.<br />

Her mother Lizzie was<br />

left looking after Dorothy<br />

and her four other siblings<br />

and they lived in Spreydon<br />

and New Brighton, spending<br />

a considerable amount of time<br />

in Marshland, a short distance<br />

from her new Mairehau<br />

village home.<br />

She loved her four years<br />

at Avonside Girls High School<br />

and became a shorthand typist<br />

with a Christchurch textile<br />

importing rm.<br />

She met her husband Pat in<br />

Nelson when her homesick<br />

sister asked Dorothy to move<br />

to the top of the South Island to<br />

be near her.<br />

Dorothy enjoys the lifestyle at Diana Isaac Retirement Village.<br />

“Pat was a motor mechanic<br />

with the Government. But he<br />

didn’t want to stay in Nelson<br />

– he said do you think there’s<br />

any chance we can go to<br />

Marshland, he wanted to come<br />

to Christchurch.<br />

“When we eventually married,<br />

we bought a house in Marshland<br />

Road, and lived next door to Rae.”<br />

Rae just happens to now live in<br />

another serviced apartment in<br />

Diana Isaac village and is also<br />

the mother of Diana Isaac’s<br />

Clinical Manager Adrienne.<br />

Prior to moving into<br />

Diana Isaac Dorothy was<br />

living independently in her<br />

own Christchurch home near<br />

The Palms shopping centre.<br />

She had a couple of falls,<br />

which prompted her move to<br />

the village.<br />

“I said to the boys, ‘I know I<br />

need to go somewhere’, and<br />

they were relieved I knew that,<br />

though they never pushed<br />

me. I said if I go anywhere,<br />

I want to go to Diana Isaac<br />

because I’m in an area I’m<br />

familiar with, and I’m quite<br />

at home.”<br />

Her sons took photographs and<br />

made measurements to ensure<br />

she could bring the right pieces<br />

of furniture and paintings to t<br />

in the apartment.<br />

She loves the friendly<br />

atmosphere at Diana Isaac.<br />

“I get spoiled. People are lovely<br />

to me.”<br />

Diana Isaac residents like<br />

that they are handy to a<br />

village centre where they can<br />

socialise with other residents,<br />

play cards or join in other<br />

group activities. They are<br />

close to other amenities such<br />

as the bowling green, movie<br />

theatre, and hairdressing and<br />

beauty salons.<br />

In her spare time Dorothy<br />

enjoys jigsaw puzzles and the<br />

surrounds of the wider village.<br />

Dorothy still makes visits<br />

outside the village to meet<br />

other friends she made in the<br />

line-dancing community.<br />

Serviced apartment<br />

available now<br />

Housekeeping, meals, maintenance and<br />

more included in your fixed base weekly fee*<br />

To enquire about this serviced apartment<br />

phone Adrienne or Chris on 385 35<strong>18</strong>.<br />

1 Lady Isaac Way, Mairehau<br />

*Some conditions apply


8 Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 9<br />

<strong>News</strong><br />

School’s bike track fundraiser<br />

• By Bea Gooding<br />

A FAMILY fun extravaganza<br />

is in store for the Mairehau<br />

community on March 8 in a bid<br />

to raise funds towards<br />

the proposed Mairehau bike<br />

track.<br />

More than $2000 worth of<br />

raffle prizes are up for grabs at<br />

the fair, hosted by St Francis of<br />

Assisi Catholic School. Major<br />

prizes include a Bunnings<br />

playhouse and a $500 jewellery<br />

voucher.<br />

Fair organiser Heidi-Marie<br />

Parsonson said the aim of the<br />

event, aside from fundraising for<br />

the bike track, was for families<br />

to spend time together and get<br />

to know other members of their<br />

community.<br />

“We’ve been developing as a<br />

new school, with new staff and<br />

introducing new families. We’re<br />

just trying to make our mark as<br />

a school that we want to service<br />

our community,” Mrs Parsonson<br />

said.<br />

“We’re not trying to put any<br />

limits or expectations on the fair,<br />

but we’re trying to create a family<br />

fun event for the community<br />

and the wider city.”<br />

St Francis of Assisi Catholic<br />

School was an amalgamation of<br />

Our Lady of Fatima and St Pauls<br />

Schools as a result of the 2011<br />

ACTIVITIES: Funds raised from St Francis of Assisi Catholic<br />

School fair will go towards the proposed Mairehau bike track.<br />

PHOTO: HEIDI-MARIE PARSONSON ​<br />

earthquakes and was established<br />

in 2016.<br />

Said Mrs Parsonson: “We also<br />

want to show that we’re a modern<br />

learning environment, so we’ll<br />

have a showcase area because we<br />

have a maker space within the<br />

school hosting wood and painting<br />

workshops for kids.”<br />

Funds from the raffle tickets<br />

purchased during the fair will go<br />

towards the development of the<br />

Mairehau bike track which Mrs<br />

Parsonson said would be a valuable<br />

resource for the community<br />

as there was nothing like it in<br />

the area.<br />

A wealth of activities will be<br />

running on the day such as soft<br />

archery, giant twister, bouncy<br />

castles and vintage car rides.<br />

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Lack of condolence<br />

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• By Louis Day<br />

A FRIEND of late prime<br />

minister Mike Moore thinks<br />

it is “damn rude” more was<br />

not done to<br />

commemorate him<br />

in Christchurch.<br />

Mr Moore, a<br />

long-serving Labour<br />

politician who<br />

served Christchurch<br />

as a member of<br />

Parliament for 21<br />

years, representing<br />

Papanui,<br />

Christchurch North<br />

and Waimakariri,<br />

died at the age of 71<br />

on <strong>February</strong> 2.<br />

A public funeral service was<br />

held in Auckland on Friday.<br />

Condolence books have been<br />

provided to the public at<br />

Parliament and were also be<br />

available at the funeral service.<br />

However, no condolence book<br />

will be available in Christchurch.<br />

Margaret Gibson who met Mr<br />

Moore through her husband<br />

Peter Gibson, who was involved<br />

in the Labour Party while Mr<br />

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years, surely somebody here should<br />

have done something,” she said.<br />

“We no<br />

longer matter,<br />

Christchurch no<br />

longer matters.”<br />

A Department<br />

of Internal<br />

Affairs visits and<br />

ceremonial office<br />

spokesman said<br />

this was normal<br />

practice. He<br />

said if any local<br />

government entity<br />

chose to open their<br />

own condolence<br />

book<br />

they would be welcome to do so.<br />

City council manager of civic<br />

and international relations Matt<br />

Nichols said the city council<br />

flew its flag at half-mast in<br />

acknowledgement of Mr Moore’s<br />

passing.<br />

He said the city council<br />

followed guidance from<br />

the department on whether<br />

condolence books are<br />

appropriate upon the death of<br />

prominent figures.<br />

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STAC scoop<br />

youth<br />

cricket awards<br />

ST ANDREW’S College first<br />

XI players earned plenty of<br />

honours at the Christchurch<br />

Metro Cricket Association youth<br />

awards for the 2019/<strong>2020</strong> season<br />

at St Andrew’s College last week.<br />

St Andrew’s players dominated<br />

the 1 st XI individual awards with<br />

Canterbury under-19 and New<br />

Zealand under-19 batsman Rhys<br />

Mariu picking up the top batsman<br />

and Jordy Frew earning top<br />

bowler.<br />

Lachie Harper from Christ’s<br />

College was the top all-rounder.<br />

In the year 9 grade individual<br />

awards went to Ben Trillo (St<br />

Bede’s), Will Coombes (St<br />

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Andrew’s).<br />

List of team winners<br />

1 st XI one-day championship: St<br />

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1 st XI Challenge Shield: St Andrew’s<br />

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1 st XI twenty20: St Bedes<br />

1 st XI one-day cup: St Thomas of Canterbury<br />

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1 st XI one-day bowl: Sydenham 1 st XI<br />

1 st XI two-day championship:<br />

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1 st XI two-day cup: CBHS 2 nd XI<br />

1 st XI two-day bowl: St Bedes 2 nd XI<br />

1 st XI two-day plate: Darfield HS 1 st XI<br />

Colts one-day: Christ’s College Black<br />

Colts two-day: Christ’s College White<br />

Twenty20: St Bedes Black<br />

2 nd Grade: CBHS 5 th XI<br />

Year 10: North West Colts<br />

Year 9 A two-day: CBHS Black<br />

Year 9 A one-day: St Bedes Red<br />

Year 9 B: St Andrew’s College<br />

Burnside find success at<br />

Canty tennis champs<br />

SPORT<br />

• By Jacob Page<br />

BURNSIDE HIGH School<br />

found success at the two-day<br />

Canterbury secondary schools’<br />

tennis tournament at Wilding<br />

Park which finished on<br />

Wednesday.<br />

Two Burnside players won the<br />

year 11 girls and boys singles.<br />

with Pavle Filipovic prevailing<br />

over Shirley Boys’ High School’s<br />

Luca Landells in their final 6-1,<br />

7-5.<br />

It was then the turn of Alkmini<br />

Giannakogiorou to claim<br />

the year 11 girls final beating<br />

Christchurch Girls’ High<br />

School’s Natalie Hetherington<br />

6-0, 6-1.<br />

Christ’s College’s Liam Adams<br />

won the year 12 and 13 boys<br />

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Christ College teammate Nant<br />

Prachuabmog 6-1, 6-1.<br />

Rangi Ruru’s Jade Feneon<br />

came from a set down to beat St<br />

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in the year 12 and 13 girls<br />

final 5-7, 6-1, 11-9.<br />

Jade teamed up with Lily<br />

WINNERS: Rangi Ruru’s Jade Feneon and Christ’s<br />

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Parkinson, who finished third in<br />

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Natalie did bounce back from<br />

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The CGHS duo beat fellow<br />

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Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 11<br />

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Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 13<br />

Wā Kōrero – Storytimes<br />

Tuesday, 10.30-11am<br />

Encourage learning through<br />

language. Storytimes is an interactive<br />

programme including<br />

books, songs, rhymes and play.<br />

Recommended for over twoyear-olds.<br />

No bookings required.<br />

Shirley and Fendalton libraries<br />

Knit ’n’ Yarn<br />

Tuesday, 1-3pm, at Bishopdale,<br />

Wednesday, 1-2.30pm, at<br />

Redwood, Thursday, 2-3.30pm,<br />

at Fendalton, and Friday, 10amnoon,<br />

at Papanui<br />

Take your knitting, crochet or<br />

other craft projects and have fun<br />

with a social group. This is a free,<br />

drop-in event.<br />

Bishopdale, Redwood, Fendalton<br />

and Papanui libraries<br />

Reading to Dogs<br />

Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm<br />

A relaxed, non-threatening<br />

event designed to encourage<br />

children to practice reading<br />

skills and develop a love for<br />

reading. Ph 941 7923 to register.<br />

Shirley Library<br />

GenConnect<br />

Tuesday, 12.15-12.45pm<br />

If you have questions about<br />

your smart phone or tablet, head<br />

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Free, no bookings required.<br />

Papanui Library<br />

Email bea.gooding@starmedia.kiwi by<br />

5pm each Wednesday<br />

Scrabble<br />

Wednesday, 1-3pm<br />

Play Scrabble with a friendly<br />

group. Head along when you<br />

can. No bookings required. All<br />

materials supplied. Free event.<br />

Bishopdale Library<br />

Makerspace<br />

Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm<br />

Join in for a wide range of fun,<br />

including art, technology and<br />

more. There is a different Makerspace<br />

activity each week. Free,<br />

no bookings required.<br />

Redwood Library<br />

JP Clinic at Ōrauwhata:<br />

Bishopdale Library and Community<br />

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Wednesday, 10am-1pm<br />

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and documents, certify<br />

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Senior Mens’ Exercise Group<br />

Friday, 11-11.45am<br />

Low impact exercise classes<br />

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Participants are asked to bring a<br />

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0850 for more information.<br />

Northcity Church, 95a Sawyers<br />

Arms Rd, Papanui<br />

Card Club<br />

Friday, 1.30-3.30pm<br />

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every Friday. Go along and<br />

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required.<br />

Shirley Library<br />

JP Clinics<br />

Tuesday, 10am-1pm, at Papanui<br />

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10am-noon, at Fendalton<br />

A justice of the peace<br />

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programme with stories, songs,<br />

rhymes, craft and play. No bookings<br />

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Shirley Library<br />

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Monday, 10-11am<br />

Help for families to get online<br />

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to find out more about how to<br />

Culture Galore,<br />

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14 Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Tasty Bites<br />

NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

No more beeting around the bush<br />

• By Ian Knott<br />

Beetroot deserves so<br />

much more than being<br />

dumped from a can onto<br />

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iron, and vitamin C<br />

Beetroot and halloumi<br />

sliders with chilli jam<br />

Serves 4<br />

Ingredients<br />

400g tin chickpeas, rinsed and<br />

drained<br />

1 tsp ground cumin<br />

1-2 hot green chillis, finely<br />

chopped<br />

250g raw beetroot, peeled and<br />

grated (wear gloves to avoid<br />

staining your hands)<br />

2 Tbsp chopped parsley<br />

50g fresh wholemeal<br />

breadcrumbs<br />

1 egg<br />

olive oil<br />

Halloumi 1 slice per slider<br />

Handful of rocket<br />

8 or 12 small buns (brioche if you<br />

can get them), split and cut side<br />

toasted<br />

Chilli jam to serve<br />

Directions<br />

Put the chickpeas in a bowl<br />

and mash them roughly, add<br />

the cumin and chilli and mash<br />

again. Add the beetroot, parsley,<br />

breadcrumbs, egg and plenty of<br />

seasoning. Mix well and form into<br />

8 or 12 small patties.<br />

Heat about 1cm of oil in a<br />

frying pan and fry the patties on<br />

each side until they are crisp and<br />

brown. Drain on kitchen paper.<br />

Fry the halloumi briefly until it<br />

starts to brown a little. Put a few<br />

rocket leaves on the base of each<br />

bun, add a patty and a slice of<br />

halloumi followed by a spoon<br />

of chilli jam then put the lid on.<br />

A cocktail stick will hold the lot<br />

together. Serve 2 or 3 per person.<br />

Roast beetroot soup with<br />

caramelised onion and blue<br />

cheese toast<br />

Serves 6<br />

Ingredients<br />

1kg beetroots, topped, tailed,<br />

scrubbed clean and cut into large<br />

pieces<br />

1 red onion, cut into wedges<br />

3 cloves garlic<br />

½ a small bunch of thyme, plus a<br />

few leaves<br />

500ml vegetable stock<br />

100ml crème fraîche<br />

½ lemon, juiced<br />

For the toast<br />

3 slices sourdough, cut in half<br />

4 Tbsp caramelised onion<br />

chutney<br />

150g blue cheese<br />

handful of walnuts, roughly<br />

chopped<br />

Directions<br />

Heat the oven to 200 deg C<br />

(<strong>18</strong>0 deg C fan forced). Put the<br />

beetroots, red onion and garlic<br />

into a roasting tin, pour in 150ml<br />

of water, season well and scatter<br />

over the thyme. Cover with a<br />

double layer of foil and put into<br />

the oven for 1hr 15min or until<br />

the beetroots are very tender to<br />

the point of a knife.<br />

Remove the foil, peel the<br />

beetroots and discard the skin,<br />

then chop into small pieces. Put<br />

into a pan with the onion, garlic<br />

and vegetable stock, bring to the<br />

boil then use a hand blender to<br />

whizz until completely smooth,<br />

or ladle into a blender and whizz.<br />

Season, then stir in the crème<br />

fraîche and lemon juice, and<br />

whizz again. Keep warm.<br />

Heat the grill to high. Put the<br />

bread pieces onto a baking tray<br />

and toast on either side. Spread<br />

each piece with the chutney and<br />

then add a piece of blue cheese,<br />

some thyme leaves and walnuts.<br />

Grill until melted.<br />

Spoon the soup into bowls and<br />

top with the toast.<br />

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Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 15<br />

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Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 17<br />

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<strong>18</strong> Tuesday <strong>February</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Love the life you choose<br />

Morning Tea and Tour<br />

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0800 SUMMER<br />

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NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

Love the life<br />

you choose<br />

When you move into a Summerset retirement village, you’re not<br />

just moving house – you’re joining a vibrant, safe and welcoming<br />

community where you’ll feel completely at home.<br />

At Summerset, we put you at the heart of everything<br />

we do, so you can enjoy the freedom of living the life<br />

you choose.<br />

The perfect home is waiting for you. From villas and townhouses, to<br />

apartments – you’ll find a place to make your own. Our homes are<br />

accessible, beautifully-appointed, and there are no worries about<br />

maintenance or upkeep as we take care of it all for you. Pets are also<br />

welcome, and there’s the added assurance of going away on holiday<br />

knowing your home will be safe and secure. We’ll also make sure you’re<br />

aware of all costs, giving you the certainty that there won’t be any<br />

unexpected surprises.<br />

When it comes to activities and events, there’s always something<br />

happening to keep our Summerset community involved, active and<br />

entertained, and you can choose to do as much or as little as you like.<br />

If you need some extra care or support, our continuum of care means<br />

we’ll be there for you as your needs change, giving you the peace of<br />

mind to continue living life to its fullest.<br />

Over 5,000 residents are already enjoying the Summerset life across<br />

26 villages throughout New Zealand. If you’re interested in Summerset<br />

for yourself or a family member, come and visit one of our three<br />

Christchurch villages to find out more about the Summerset life.<br />

Avonhead<br />

Morning Tea and Tour<br />

Thursday 20 <strong>February</strong>, 10am<br />

To find your nearest Summerset village,<br />

visit summerset.co.nz


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Love the Summerset life<br />

Love the Choice<br />

At Summerset, you’ll find a wide range of homes specifically designed<br />

for the over 70s. Choose from one of our stylish, modern, purposebuilt<br />

homes, then make it your own. All our homes are designed with<br />

accessibility as a priority.<br />

Love the Community<br />

At Summerset, you can continue to live the life you choose with the<br />

added peace of mind of living in a warm and friendly community where<br />

you’ll feel completely at home.<br />

As a Summerset resident, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of being part of<br />

a thriving community including easy access to village facilities, events,<br />

activities and community spaces. And there’s support on hand should<br />

you need it in the future.<br />

Love the Confidence<br />

At a Summerset village you can live fully independently or, should<br />

you need it, you can receive support and care in your own home or<br />

apartment, or in our fully certified care centre. So, if your needs change,<br />

you can be confident you’ll get the support you need without having to<br />

leave the village.<br />

As a Summerset resident, you’ll have access to a range<br />

of community facilities, including;<br />

For your free information pack,<br />

call 0800 SUMMER (786 637) or visit summerset.co.nz<br />

Divine Café<br />

Exercise room<br />

Communal vegetable<br />

gardens<br />

Residents’ bar<br />

All-weather bowling green<br />

Residents’ workshop<br />

Hair and beauty salon<br />

Swimming pool and/or<br />

spa pool<br />

Regular visits from<br />

health practitioners<br />

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NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

Love the freedom at<br />

Summerset at Avonhead<br />

Brand-new homes available now!<br />

Living at Summerset means being part of a vibrant, welcoming community,<br />

where you can choose to be involved as much or as little as you like. Our residents<br />

quickly discover how our unique village life enables them to continue to love the<br />

life they choose.<br />

The village centre will be the community hub of our Avonhead village; It’ll feature<br />

a range of facilities including a café and indoor pool, plus rest home and hospitallevel<br />

care, and a state-of-the-art Memory Care Centre for those living with<br />

dementia. Come along to our Morning Tea and Tour to find the home that’s right<br />

for you. We’ll take you through our stunning new show homes, village plans and<br />

pricing, and answer any questions you may have.<br />

If you would like to get some information prior, you can make an appointment with<br />

our friendly team or call in and visit at a time that suits you - we’re open 7 days.<br />

Morning Tea<br />

and Tour<br />

Thursday 20 <strong>February</strong>,<br />

10am<br />

Summerset at Avonhead<br />

120 Hawthornden Road,<br />

Avonhead<br />

To find out more about Summerset, call us on<br />

0800 SUMMER (786 637) or visit summerset.co.nz<br />

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