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Record-breaking effort

for cancer fundraiser

• By Gordon Findlater

CHRISTCHURCH Boys’ High

School’s rowing team has set a

new world record and raised more

than $22,000 for Leukaemia and

Blood Cancer New Zealand in the

process.

Ed Lopas, a member of the

school’s rowing team, was

diagnosed with Hodgkin’s

lymphoma – a form of blood

cancer – last year.

It was only fitting that the

16-year-old had the honour of

finishing the last stint of the

successful world record attempt

last Tuesday.

The team of 61 rowers set a

new world record for the longest

continual team erg (rowing

machine) by a group aged

under-19. Their time of 145hr

10min smashed the previous

record of 96hr.

“It was pretty special having

everyone cheer me on to the

finish,” said Lopas.

The team travelled a total

distance of 1937km. On a map,

their travels took them from

school, north to Blenheim,

west to Greymouth, south to

Queenstown, east to Dunedin and

up SH1 back to school.

•Turn to page 5

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.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

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Programme warns of dangers

of speeding and intersections

THE CRASH Bash road safety

programme being performed

across Canterbury schools over

the next few weeks will aim to

make teenagers aware of the

dangers of speeding.

The performance, targeted

towards year 11-13 students, will

tour 30 schools during term one

including St Margaret’s College,

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School, Burnside

High School, St Andrew’s

College and Christchurch Boys’

High School.

Crash Bash is an interactive

stage performance that tours

secondary schools, spreading the

message to young people about

the importance of making safe

choices when driving.

Said St Andrew’s College head

of middle school Mikae Tuu’u:

“Crash Bash do it in a way that

gets the key points across, however,

it is very energetic and has a

positive vibe about it.”

“I know our students always

take key points away from the

presentations while enjoying

themselves at the same time.”

This year’s performance, What’s

the Rush? focuses on intersection

safety and the risks of speed.

Said city council transport

operations manager Steffan

Thomas: “Speed determines

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both the likelihood of a crash

occurring and the severity of

the outcome. Regardless of what

causes a crash, whether people

walk away or are carried away

will depend on the speed their

vehicles are travelling.

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wheel of a car have consequences

– potentially life-changing consequences,’’

Mr Thomas said.

Mr Thomas said drivers on

a restricted licence are seven

times more likely to be involved

in a crash resulting in a fatal

or serious injury than other

drivers.

“Data also shows that young

restricted drivers are more at

risk of having a serious crash

in the first six to 12 months of

driving solo on their restricted

licence that an at any other time

in their lives,” he said.

Crash Bash is led by the

city council, with funding

support from the New Zealand

Transport Agency.

The performance is developed

by the Court Theatre in

collaboration with Canterbury

Police.

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well as the relocation of services

where necessary.

GRANTS APPROVED

Bailey Chamberlain received a

grant of $300 towards the cost of

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Touch Series in Newcastle,

Australia. A grant of $720 has

been approved for the Papanui

High School futsal team towards

competing at the Secondary

Schools Futsal Nationals in

Wellington. The grants came

from the Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board’s

Youth Development Fund.

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February 4. This included the

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Veterinary practice

Brain tumour in a cat

This is a remarkable story where an 13

year old Norwegian Forest cat “ Sashenka”

was diagnosed via CT imaging of having

a brain tumour, “Meningioma” and

successfully had surgery two weeks ago

in a specialist hospital in Auckland to

remove the tumour. Never in 30 years

of being a vet have I had a client willing

to proceed to surgery to remove a brain

tumour in their pet, plus she survived and

is thriving. She’s one very lucky cat with

incredibly caring owners who wanted the

best possible outcome for their precious

cat.

Sashenka first presented just before

Christmas being a bit “off” - more

clingy, vocalising more, seeming to

have trouble going up and down stairs,

difficulty navigating obstacles, seeming

disorientated, scratching the wooden

floor boards, pacing, kneading and off

balance sometimes. She was a cat always

up a tree and she stopped doing this.

She wasn’t chasing her treats and started

walking in circles. She was never seen

seizuring though and continued eating.

We examined Sashenka and ran an

extensive array of blood and urine tests,

X-rays and ultrasound examinations. We

saw her 15 times in about three weeks.

All testing was basically normal. We tried

different medications and she stayed in

the hospital on IV fluids but we couldn’t

get a of handle on her diagnosis and

there was no improvement at home. Her

owner saw a different Sashenka than the

cat we saw at the clinic.

We consulted the services of Feline

consultants and specialists but she was

deteriorating quickly, having difficulty

eating and appeared dull and not

responsive to her owners at times. Steroid

injections showed improvement but her

bizarre behaviours did wax and wane

with her worse clinical symptom being

close to comatosed. We decided to CT

Sashenka to find out what was really

going on. We offer MRI (Forte Health)

and CT (Pacific Radiology at Lincoln)

at McMaster & Heap. The patients are

sedated and the images taken from

very fancy expensive computors. It’s

painless for the pet and can give us many

answers that other means of testing

can’t deliver. The radiologist diagnosed

Sashenka with a large intracranial brain

lesion , most probably a meningioma.

Other differentials included a glioma or

astrocytoma.

We consulted an experienced surgical

team in Auckland who were keen to take

over her case. After lengthy discussions

with the owners it was decided to push

forward with brain surgery, so Sashenka

and her devoted owners headed to

Auckland. Brain surgery isn’t a walk in the

park and more tests had to be carried

out on Sashenka. She was getting very

used to needles now and thermometers??

She had an MRI before the surgery and a

CT after the surgery to confirm position

of the titanium screws used to secure

her cranium back in place. She received

a blood transfusion on the day of the

surgery and had an oesophageal feeding

tube placed so that we were able to

supply her nutritionally post surgery, in

case she didn’t feel like eating. Once the

tumour was removed it measured 2.6cm x

3cm x 1.2cm - quite sizeable. She made an

excellent recovery from her anaesthetic

and stayed in the specialist hospital to be

closely monitored for a few days.

She had very specific discharge

instructions including cage confinement

for four weeks (an impossible requirement

for Sashenka), physiotherapy on her

back muscles and legs and medications

including steroids, pain relief and

antibiotics. Catherine has seen her

recently and she appears to be doing

really well - she even escaped her cage

and was seen running up a tree - her

favourite place to be, a birds eye view of

life.

Day 1 after the surgery.

The tumour may grow back and

Catherine is exploring chemotherapy

options but for now Sashenka has her full,

active life back again which is great news

for everybody. She may pave the way in

the future for other patients with brain

tumours. Thank you to Sashenkas mum

and dad for allowing me to write this

article on her.

Dr Michele McMaster

News

Petition presented to

fight parking restrictions

• By Georgia O’Connor-

Harding

RICCARTON residents

have rallied together to

fight plans to lose car

parking on their street to

make way for the weekly

rubbish collection truck.

A petition signed by 27

residents was presented to

the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board

after it approved parking

restrictions on part of Colligan

St in December.

It called for the city

council to reconsider its

plan to put no stopping

lines on part of Colligan

St from Monday to Friday

6am-6pm and instead only

on rubbish days, due to the

difficulty rubbish trucks

have negotiating parked

cars in the cul-de-sac.

The board approved the

parking restrictions at a

meeting in December –

prompting a backlash from

residents.

Since the petition was

presented, city council

transport operations

manager Steffan Thomas

told Western News a sign

stating “rubbish collection

FIGHT: Residents living in Colligan St have sent

a petition to the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board.

days” only is not legally

recognised in New Zealand.

But he said staff are

confident there will be a

similar restriction which

should meet resident’s

concerns.

The petition, presented

by resident Janet Mansell,

called the changes approved

in December “excessive”

given the purpose

for the plan is to enable

rubbish trucks to turn

around more easily.

It instead called for a

notice to be placed on

the fence adjacent to the

holiday park requesting no

parking on rubbish collection

days from 6am-3pm

as an appropriate solution

Safer speed

zones

The speed limits on local roads in St

Albans, Edgeware and Mairehau are

changing to 40km/h on Friday 28 February.

Main roads will stay 50km/h.

For more information:

ccc.govt.nz/stalbans

for this problem.

In her presentation to the

board, Ms Mansell raised

concerns many residents

including herself weren’t

notified.

One of the key issues

originally from city council

staff was if the parking

restrictions were only in

place once a week – Thursday

– it would be difficult

to enforce.

This was because rubbish

collection day could

sometimes change to the

following day because of it

falling on a public holiday.

But Mrs Lee said a public

holiday falling on a Thursday

in the next 10 years

will occur seven times –

which was very low.

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Idle locomotive has family fuming

• By Louis Day

HAVING A locomotive’s engine

running next to your house at

the crack of dawn would be a

nightmare for most people.

For Saman Farahani, it is a

harsh reality he and his family

face up to three times a week.

His home on Lowe St in

Addington sits right next to the

railway.

Mr Farahani said over the

past three months a train would

occasionally stop between 6am

and 6.30am and the locomotive’s

engine would be idling outside

the house.

He said the combination of the

noise and the shaking from the

engine would wake up himself,

his wife Sara and three-monthold

daughter.

He also said the smell of

fumes fills up his house to the

point where he cannot stop

coughing.

“First thing when I wake up, I

cough because the house is full

of the smell of gas,” he said.

Mr Farahani said he was

concerned for the health of his

daughter.

He said moving was not

an option for him, with his

tenancy contract at the

property not running out

until October.

“The driver will stop outside

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

next to it.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

the house and the whole house

will start shaking and it will be so

loud you won’t be able to sleep.

“I’m just asking for a bit of

respect.”

Mr Farahani said he had

pleaded with the driver on

numerous occasions park the

locomotive further along the

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railway line where there are no

houses, but was ignored.

KiwiRail acting South Island

general manager of operations

Mark Heissenbuttel said it

apologised for the disturbance

and was investigating how to

solve the issue as quickly as

possible.

“KiwiRail endeavours to be

a good neighbour to those who

live alongside the rail corridor,”

he said.

“Occasionally residents raise

issues like this with us and wherever

possible we try to adjust

our operations to remove the

nuisance.”

Coach

pleased with

commitment

•From page 1

The school’s rowing manager

Ricardo De Sousa said he’s been

blown away by the team’s commitment

to the record-breaking

achievement.

“The boys have been absolutely

incredible. We thought it would

be a bit of a headache trying to get

boys on the egg at silly hours of

the morning.

“It’s not the most fun thing

to be on and the boys tend to

shy away from it, but they

wanted to do it for Ed,” said De

Sousa.

Senior rowers did shifts of

90min with some of the movies

doing shifts between 30-45min.

The team began the world record

big on February 5 and had

surpassed the previous world

record by the following Sunday

afternoon.

Ed was diagnosed with

Hodgkin’s lymphoma in July last

year.

After five months of

successful chemotherapy, Ed

was cleared to start physical

activity again and hopes to row

at the Maadi Cup regatta on

Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel

next month.

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The government’s recent transport

and infrastructure spending

announcements, with Auckland

getting $3.4 billion and Canterbury

a miserly $159 million, has left

many of our residents feeling angry

and let down. That’s why so many

people turned up for my Rally for

Woodend last week to call on the

government to include the Belfast

to Pegasus Motorway, including the

Woodend Bypass, in May’s Budget.

Our motorway missed out

on funding in these latest

announcements, along with many

other roading projects on South

Island, but with around $4 billion

still to be allocated, we need to

make sure our voices are heard

before Budget 2020 is announced

in May. To reap the benefits of

the Western Belfast Bypass and

Northern Corridor, it is vital that

the Belfast to Pegasus motorway

goes ahead as planned under the

National-led government.

Many Northern Christchurch

residents will sympathise with

Woodend residents on how a

bypass would divert heavy traffic

volumes away from residents’

homes and schools.

At the start of 2017, before the

opening of the Western Belfast

Bypass, I met with our Belfast

community who were concerned

about the speed and volume

of vehicles passing the school.

Residents of Darroch Street were

finding it difficult to turn right onto

Main North Road to get to shops

and work because there weren’t

sufficient gaps in the traffic.

The Western Belfast Bypass has

successfully diverted about 50

percent of traffic from Main North

Road and the Northern Corridor,

due to be open to traffic in a few

months, will divert even more

vehicles away from the school and

residents’ homes. Pedestrians,

cyclists, our students and the

elderly will enjoy quieter roads and

safer journeys.


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Community

boards to get

public input

• By Louis Day

THE PUBLIC will have a say

on the priorities of community

boards for the first time.

The city council is publicly

consulting on the three-year plans

of community boards which set

out their priorities for local communities.

City council head of support,

governance and partnerships John

Filsell said the idea behind the

initiative was to get community

feedback in order to inform board

priorities.

These plans will guide the

boards’ decisions on local activities,

projects and facilities and advocacy

on behalf of communities.

Each plan will identify three

priorities per ward area, so the

Burwood-Coastal Community

Board for example which comprises

of two wards will have six

priorities. Burwood-Coastal is the

only board to have its plan out for

consultation at this stage. It has

proposed prioritising service delivery

at QEII Recreation and Sport

Centre, planning for an additional

community facility in Burwood,

the transformation of the red zone

and improving roading.

Mr Filsell said all boards would

have their plans out for public

consultation until early March.

Pools cool pooches’ paws

• By Sophie Cornish

SUMMER IS a good time to

paws and reflect and for these

SPCA pups, they’re doing just

that.

It’s a pool paw-ty at the

Christchurch Hornby centre after

it was inundated with donations,

following a call on Facebook for

any unwanted or old backyard

pools that could make these dog’s

summer last fur-ever.

As a result, more than 15 pools

were donated, including five new

pools costing about $180 each by

Bunnings Warehouse.

SPCA community fundraising

and events co-ordinator Kelsea

Nelson-Cummins said the single

Facebook post asking for old or

unwanted pools “did really well.”

“People have been really, really

generous and the dogs, as you

can see in the photos, absolutely

love it,’’ she said.

“It’s been so hot, sometimes for

our bigger dogs, it’s nice for them

to fully submerge in water.

“Believe it or not, because we

have so many facilities they are

pretty much all being used. We

squirrelled away a couple of the

new bigger pools because as with

dogs, bless them, there is a bit of

wear and tear with them jumping

in and out of the pools.’’

Kit and Charlie are both currently

up for adoption and the

SPCA is also looking for volunteers

for its annual appeal next

month.

“We are still looking for collectors,

so if anyone is yet to sign

up and it’s on their new year

resolutions list to volunteer for

a charity, definitely do,” Miss

Nelson-Cummins said.

SHAKE IT

OFF: Charlie

(huntaway/

staffy cross)

and SPCA

canine animal

attendant

Chandel

Kettlewell.

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PAWS FOR THOUGHT: Kit

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team leader Robyn Alberts.

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“I get spoiled. People are lovely to me.”

Dorothy always brings a smile

to the face of fellow residents

and staff at Diana Isaac

Retirement Village.

It’s the community aspect of

living at a Ryman Healthcare

village that Dorothy loves,

and she enjoys passing on that

joy for living to those around

her at the village.

Dorothy’s family, including

her ve boys, Ian, Peter, Paul,

Neville and Bruce, know that

she receives great care in her

serviced apartment and that

people are always popping in

to check on her. They just love

that she is safe and secure and

getting support here.

Dorothy enjoys the lifestyle

options the apartment gives

her. She can go to the village

centre to mix with other

residents, listen to entertainers,

or relax in the comfort of

her apartment.

Having made very good friends

in the village, Dorothy says,

“It’s a lovely place, I’m very

lucky.” Born in Riccarton, 95

years ago, Dorothy has spent

most of her life in and around

Canterbury. Her father was a

painter and paperhanger but

passed away when Dorothy was

just seven.

Her mother Lizzie was

left looking after Dorothy

and her four other siblings

and they lived in Spreydon

and New Brighton, spending

a considerable amount of time

in Marshland, a short distance

from her new Mairehau

village home.

She loved her four years

at Avonside Girls High School

and became a shorthand typist

with a Christchurch textile

importing rm.

She met her husband Pat in

Nelson when her homesick

sister asked Dorothy to move

to the top of the South Island to

be near her.

Dorothy enjoys the lifestyle at Diana Isaac Retirement Village.

“Pat was a motor mechanic

with the Government. But he

didn’t want to stay in Nelson

– he said do you think there’s

any chance we can go to

Marshland, he wanted to come

to Christchurch.

“When we eventually married,

we bought a house in Marshland

Road, and lived next door to Rae.”

Rae just happens to now live in

another serviced apartment in

Diana Isaac village and is also

the mother of Diana Isaac’s

Clinical Manager Adrienne.

Prior to moving into

Diana Isaac Dorothy was

living independently in her

own Christchurch home near

The Palms shopping centre.

She had a couple of falls,

which prompted her move to

the village.

“I said to the boys, ‘I know I

need to go somewhere’, and

they were relieved I knew that,

though they never pushed

me. I said if I go anywhere,

I want to go to Diana Isaac

because I’m in an area I’m

familiar with, and I’m quite

at home.”

Her sons took photographs and

made measurements to ensure

she could bring the right pieces

of furniture and paintings to t

in the apartment.

She loves the friendly

atmosphere at Diana Isaac.

“I get spoiled. People are lovely

to me.”

Diana Isaac residents like

that they are handy to a

village centre where they can

socialise with other residents,

play cards or join in other

group activities. They are

close to other amenities such

as the bowling green, movie

theatre, and hairdressing and

beauty salons.

In her spare time Dorothy

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surrounds of the wider village.

Dorothy still makes visits

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other friends she made in the

line-dancing community.

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Have you been declined treatment by the DHB ?

The Canterbury Charity Hospital may be able to treat you at no cost.

To be treated by the Charity Hospital you must:

• Have been turned down in writing for treatment by the CDHB

• Not have medical insurance

• Not be able to afford the treatment privately (means tested)

• Have a referral from your doctor

Our current services are:

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Tuesday February 18 2020 9

News

School’s bike track fundraiser

• By Bea Gooding

A FAMILY fun extravaganza

is in store for the Mairehau

community on March 8 in a bid

to raise funds towards

the proposed Mairehau bike

track.

More than $2000 worth of

raffle prizes are up for grabs at

the fair, hosted by St Francis of

Assisi Catholic School. Major

prizes include a Bunnings

playhouse and a $500 jewellery

voucher.

Fair organiser Heidi-Marie

Parsonson said the aim of the

event, aside from fundraising for

the bike track, was for families

to spend time together and get

to know other members of their

community.

“We’ve been developing as a

new school, with new staff and

introducing new families. We’re

just trying to make our mark as

a school that we want to service

our community,” Mrs Parsonson

said.

“We’re not trying to put any

limits or expectations on the fair,

but we’re trying to create a family

fun event for the community

and the wider city.”

St Francis of Assisi Catholic

School was an amalgamation of

Our Lady of Fatima and St Pauls

Schools as a result of the 2011

ACTIVITIES: Funds raised from St Francis of Assisi Catholic

School fair will go towards the proposed Mairehau bike track.

PHOTO: HEIDI-MARIE PARSONSON ​

earthquakes and was established

in 2016.

Said Mrs Parsonson: “We also

want to show that we’re a modern

learning environment, so we’ll

have a showcase area because we

have a maker space within the

school hosting wood and painting

workshops for kids.”

Funds from the raffle tickets

purchased during the fair will go

towards the development of the

Mairehau bike track which Mrs

Parsonson said would be a valuable

resource for the community

as there was nothing like it in

the area.

A wealth of activities will be

running on the day such as soft

archery, giant twister, bouncy

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not done to

commemorate him

in Christchurch.

Mr Moore, a

long-serving Labour

politician who

served Christchurch

as a member of

Parliament for 21

years, representing

Papanui,

Christchurch North

and Waimakariri,

died at the age of 71

on February 2.

A public funeral service was

held in Auckland on Friday.

Condolence books have been

provided to the public at

Parliament and were also be

available at the funeral service.

However, no condolence book

will be available in Christchurch.

Margaret Gibson who met Mr

Moore through her husband

Peter Gibson, who was involved

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“We no

longer matter,

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longer matters.”

A Department

of Internal

Affairs visits and

ceremonial office

spokesman said

this was normal

practice. He

said if any local

government entity

chose to open their

own condolence

book

they would be welcome to do so.

City council manager of civic

and international relations Matt

Nichols said the city council

flew its flag at half-mast in

acknowledgement of Mr Moore’s

passing.

He said the city council

followed guidance from

the department on whether

condolence books are

appropriate upon the death of

prominent figures.

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STAC scoop

youth

cricket awards

ST ANDREW’S College first

XI players earned plenty of

honours at the Christchurch

Metro Cricket Association youth

awards for the 2019/2020 season

at St Andrew’s College last week.

St Andrew’s players dominated

the 1 st XI individual awards with

Canterbury under-19 and New

Zealand under-19 batsman Rhys

Mariu picking up the top batsman

and Jordy Frew earning top

bowler.

Lachie Harper from Christ’s

College was the top all-rounder.

In the year 9 grade individual

awards went to Ben Trillo (St

Bede’s), Will Coombes (St

Bede’s) and Lewis Whiteside (St

Andrew’s).

List of team winners

1 st XI one-day championship: St

Andrew’s College/Christchurch Boy’s

High School

1 st XI Challenge Shield: St Andrew’s

College

1 st XI twenty20: St Bedes

1 st XI one-day cup: St Thomas of Canterbury

College

1 st XI one-day bowl: Sydenham 1 st XI

1 st XI two-day championship:

Christchurch Boy’s HS 1 st XI

1 st XI two-day cup: CBHS 2 nd XI

1 st XI two-day bowl: St Bedes 2 nd XI

1 st XI two-day plate: Darfield HS 1 st XI

Colts one-day: Christ’s College Black

Colts two-day: Christ’s College White

Twenty20: St Bedes Black

2 nd Grade: CBHS 5 th XI

Year 10: North West Colts

Year 9 A two-day: CBHS Black

Year 9 A one-day: St Bedes Red

Year 9 B: St Andrew’s College

Burnside find success at

Canty tennis champs

SPORT

• By Jacob Page

BURNSIDE HIGH School

found success at the two-day

Canterbury secondary schools’

tennis tournament at Wilding

Park which finished on

Wednesday.

Two Burnside players won the

year 11 girls and boys singles.

with Pavle Filipovic prevailing

over Shirley Boys’ High School’s

Luca Landells in their final 6-1,

7-5.

It was then the turn of Alkmini

Giannakogiorou to claim

the year 11 girls final beating

Christchurch Girls’ High

School’s Natalie Hetherington

6-0, 6-1.

Christ’s College’s Liam Adams

won the year 12 and 13 boys

singles title by beating fellow

Christ College teammate Nant

Prachuabmog 6-1, 6-1.

Rangi Ruru’s Jade Feneon

came from a set down to beat St

Andrews College’s Farrah Richards

in the year 12 and 13 girls

final 5-7, 6-1, 11-9.

Jade teamed up with Lily

WINNERS: Rangi Ruru’s Jade Feneon and Christ’s

College’s Liam Adams after they won their

respective year 12 and 13 singles titles.

Parkinson, who finished third in

the year 11 singles earlier in the

tournament, to win the year 12

and 13 doubles with a 7-5,

6-1 triumph over the Burnside

duo of Alana Liu and Juliette Ma.

Natalie did bounce back from

her singles final defeat to claim the

year 11 doubles final with partner

Emma Tanner in three sets.

The CGHS duo beat fellow

schoolmates Freya Maguire and

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SKILLS: Burnside duo Alkmini

Giannakogiorou and Pavle Filipovic after

winning their respective year 11 titles at the

Canterbury secondary schools’ tournament

at Wilding Park last week.

Scarlett Rutherford-Prince 6-4,

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Nant and Nick Schneiderman

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Tuesday February 18 2020 11

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Tuesday February 18 2020 13

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 and Fendalton libraries

Knit ’n’ Yarn

Tuesday, 1-3pm, at Bishopdale,

Wednesday, 1-2.30pm, at

Redwood, Thursday, 2-3.30pm,

at Fendalton, and Friday, 10amnoon,

at Papanui

Take your knitting, crochet or

other craft projects and have fun

with a social group. This is a free,

drop-in event.

Bishopdale, Redwood, Fendalton

and Papanui libraries

Reading to Dogs

Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm

A relaxed, non-threatening

event designed to encourage

children to practice reading

skills and develop a love for

reading. Ph 941 7923 to register.

Shirley Library

GenConnect

Tuesday, 12.15-12.45pm

If you have questions about

your smart phone or tablet, head

along and ask an expert for advice.

Free, no bookings required.

Papanui Library

Email bea.gooding@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

Scrabble

Wednesday, 1-3pm

Play Scrabble with a friendly

group. Head along when you

can. No bookings required. All

materials supplied. Free event.

Bishopdale Library

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 Community

Centre

Wednesday, 10am-1pm

A justice of the peace will

be available to members of the

community, to witness 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

and Community Centre

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

$3 koha as a donation. Phone 375

0850 for more information.

Northcity Church, 95a Sawyers

Arms Rd, Papanui

Card Club

Friday, 1.30-3.30pm

This weekly card club is on

every Friday. Go along and

join the fun. Free. No booking

required.

Shirley Library

JP Clinics

Tuesday, 10am-1pm, at Papanui

and Shirley, Wednesday,

10am-1pm, at Bishopdale, Saturday,

10am-noon, at Fendalton

A justice of the peace

will be available to witness

signatures and documents,

certify document copies, hear

oaths, declarations, affidavits

or affirmations, as well as sign

citizenship or rates rebates

applications.

Papanui, Shirley, Bishopdale

and Fendalton libraries

Super Saturday Storytimes

Saturday, 11am-noon

Encourage learning through

stories. This is an interactive

programme with stories, songs,

rhymes, craft and play. No bookings

required. Free.

Shirley Library

Spark Jump

Monday, 10-11am

Help for families to get online

at home. Attend the workshop

to find out more about how to

Culture Galore,

one of the

city’s largest

multicultural

festivals is

back and

bigger than

before. Head

along to Ray

Blank Park

on Saturday

from noon

until 4pm and

enjoy food,

performances

and arts and

crafts from

more than

30 different

cultures.

set up broadband connections

in your home. Free event. Phone

941 7923 to register.

Shirley Library

Mahjong

Monday, 2-4pm

Go along if you are interested

in playing or learning about

Mahjong. Free. Register for the

Papanui Library event.

Papanui Library

Activity Zone

Monday, 3.45-4.45pm

The after school club has technology,

games, crafts and books.

This is suitable for children aged

six to 10 and caregivers are asked

to remain in the library during

the session. Free – no bookings

required.

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Tasty Bites

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No more beeting around the bush

• By Ian Knott

Beetroot deserves so

much more than being

dumped from a can onto

a green salad. Packed

with essential nutrients,

this vibrant vegetable is a

great source of fibre, folate,

manganese, potassium,

iron, and vitamin C

Beetroot and halloumi

sliders with chilli jam

Serves 4

Ingredients

400g tin chickpeas, rinsed and

drained

1 tsp ground cumin

1-2 hot green chillis, finely

chopped

250g raw beetroot, peeled and

grated (wear gloves to avoid

staining your hands)

2 Tbsp chopped parsley

50g fresh wholemeal

breadcrumbs

1 egg

olive oil

Halloumi 1 slice per slider

Handful of rocket

8 or 12 small buns (brioche if you

can get them), split and cut side

toasted

Chilli jam to serve

Directions

Put the chickpeas in a bowl

and mash them roughly, add

the cumin and chilli and mash

again. Add the beetroot, parsley,

breadcrumbs, egg and plenty of

seasoning. Mix well and form into

8 or 12 small patties.

Heat about 1cm of oil in a

frying pan and fry the patties on

each side until they are crisp and

brown. Drain on kitchen paper.

Fry the halloumi briefly until it

starts to brown a little. Put a few

rocket leaves on the base of each

bun, add a patty and a slice of

halloumi followed by a spoon

of chilli jam then put the lid on.

A cocktail stick will hold the lot

together. Serve 2 or 3 per person.

Roast beetroot soup with

caramelised onion and blue

cheese toast

Serves 6

Ingredients

1kg beetroots, topped, tailed,

scrubbed clean and cut into large

pieces

1 red onion, cut into wedges

3 cloves garlic

½ a small bunch of thyme, plus a

few leaves

500ml vegetable stock

100ml crème fraîche

½ lemon, juiced

For the toast

3 slices sourdough, cut in half

4 Tbsp caramelised onion

chutney

150g blue cheese

handful of walnuts, roughly

chopped

Directions

Heat the oven to 200 deg C

(180 deg C fan forced). Put the

beetroots, red onion and garlic

into a roasting tin, pour in 150ml

of water, season well and scatter

over the thyme. Cover with a

double layer of foil and put into

the oven for 1hr 15min or until

the beetroots are very tender to

the point of a knife.

Remove the foil, peel the

beetroots and discard the skin,

then chop into small pieces. Put

into a pan with the onion, garlic

and vegetable stock, bring to the

boil then use a hand blender to

whizz until completely smooth,

or ladle into a blender and whizz.

Season, then stir in the crème

fraîche and lemon juice, and

whizz again. Keep warm.

Heat the grill to high. Put the

bread pieces onto a baking tray

and toast on either side. Spread

each piece with the chutney and

then add a piece of blue cheese,

some thyme leaves and walnuts.

Grill until melted.

Spoon the soup into bowls and

top with the toast.

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Tuesday February 18 2020 15

He’s not one to gossip but....

No one is recognised as knowing more about Hollywood

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Love the life you choose

Morning Tea and Tour

Thursday 20 February, 10am

Summerset at Avonhead

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0800 SUMMER

summerset.co.nz

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Love the life

you choose

When you move into a Summerset retirement village, you’re not

just moving house – you’re joining a vibrant, safe and welcoming

community where you’ll feel completely at home.

At Summerset, we put you at the heart of everything

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you choose.

The perfect home is waiting for you. From villas and townhouses, to

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

accessible, beautifully-appointed, and there are no worries about

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

welcome, and there’s the added assurance of going away on holiday

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

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

unexpected surprises.

When it comes to activities and events, there’s always something

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If you need some extra care or support, our continuum of care means

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

mind to continue living life to its fullest.

Over 5,000 residents are already enjoying the Summerset life across

26 villages throughout New Zealand. If you’re interested in Summerset

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Avonhead

Morning Tea and Tour

Thursday 20 February, 10am

To find your nearest Summerset village,

visit summerset.co.nz


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Love the Summerset life

Love the Choice

At Summerset, you’ll find a wide range of homes specifically designed

for the over 70s. Choose from one of our stylish, modern, purposebuilt

homes, then make it your own. All our homes are designed with

accessibility as a priority.

Love the Community

At Summerset, you can continue to live the life you choose with the

added peace of mind of living in a warm and friendly community where

you’ll feel completely at home.

As a Summerset resident, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of being part of

a thriving community including easy access to village facilities, events,

activities and community spaces. And there’s support on hand should

you need it in the future.

Love the Confidence

At a Summerset village you can live fully independently or, should

you need it, you can receive support and care in your own home or

apartment, or in our fully certified care centre. So, if your needs change,

you can be confident you’ll get the support you need without having to

leave the village.

As a Summerset resident, you’ll have access to a range

of community facilities, including;

For your free information pack,

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Divine Café

Exercise room

Communal vegetable

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Love the freedom at

Summerset at Avonhead

Brand-new homes available now!

Living at Summerset means being part of a vibrant, welcoming community,

where you can choose to be involved as much or as little as you like. Our residents

quickly discover how our unique village life enables them to continue to love the

life they choose.

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

a range of facilities including a café and indoor pool, plus rest home and hospitallevel

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

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

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

pricing, and answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to get some information prior, you can make an appointment with

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

Morning Tea

and Tour

Thursday 20 February,

10am

Summerset at Avonhead

120 Hawthornden Road,

Avonhead

To find out more about Summerset, call us on

0800 SUMMER (786 637) or visit summerset.co.nz

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