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Rest home treated to vintage car display

VINTAGE: Radius Hawthorne resident Chris Herron enjoying the display of cars organised by The Vintage Car Club of

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PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

• By Bea Gooding

RESIDENTS OF a Bryndwr

rest home were treated to a

morning of nostalgia last week

when The Vintage Car Club

paid them a roaring visit.

The Canterbury branch of

The Vintage Car Club visited

Radius Hawthorne following

requests by residents to see the

1970 Holden Kingswood HT

owned by the rest home’s diversional

assistant Bill Parker.

Ian Crew, 81, of The Vintage

Car Club, liaised with the

rest home’s staff to organise a

display – something the club

did often at other retirement

villages. But this particular

visit was a personal one for Mr

Crew.

“The day my older brother

died there in February, I was

introduced to Bill, the rest

home’s physiotherapist by

my nephew as we were all car

people. Hence why the idea for

the visit was hatched,” said Mr

Crew.

Radius Hawthorne regional

manager Joanne Young said

these types of events can help

those in aged care combat

loneliness and isolation.

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• By Bea Gooding

THE GUILD St social housing

saga continues as residents fear

works on the site have started

ahead of the city council’s

decision on the proposal.

The Christchurch Methodist

Mission intends to place housing

used for temporary accommodation

after the earthquakes in the

Richmond street for families in

need.

In a twist to the ongoing saga

electrical work started last week,

two days before a city council

hearings panel sat to consider

whether to approve the plan.

Residents surrounding the site

were upset about the lack of consultation

and strongly believed the

proposal breached multiple rules

set by the city council’s district

plan.

Last Wednesday, a city council

hearings panel considered the

plan at a public meeting and are

yet to decide on whether it should

be publicly notified and if developments

can go ahead.

Nearby resident Allan Bateman

has lived near the site for 20 years

and said: “Connetics was doing

work towards connecting power

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Stepping out to support children in hospital

• By Bea Gooding

“EVEN WHEN she was sick,

she was still full of life and had

plenty of time for others until

the day she passed away.”

Northcote mother Victoria

Hamilton will always remember

her daughter’s love for making

others laugh during her short,

eight years of life.

In October 2019 her daughter

Keira died after nearly nine

years of fighting methylmalonic

acidemia, a disorder in which

the body is unable to break down

proteins. As a result, a build-up

of acid in the blood can result in

kidney disease, nausea, developmental

delays and many other

painful symptoms.

Said Ms Hamilton: “She had a

kind heart. She enjoyed dancing,

listening to music, watching

movies and loved to laugh.

“I learned a lot from Keira over

the years, I got to meet some incredible

families and she’s given

me lifelong friends.”

Keira was one of only three

children with MMA in New

Zealand.

Another Canterbury family,

Chloe O’Connor and her sevenyear-old

son James, who also has

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by Ronald McDonald House

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Bonded by the rare disorder,

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often leaning on each other during

times only the other could

understand.

In honour of Keira and the

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HONOUR: Chloe

O’Connor (left) and

Victoria Hamilton

will walk 210km this

month, raising funds

for Ronald McDonald

House in honour

of Keira (above)

who died last year

of methylmalonic

acidemia.

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Zealanders to walk, run, bike

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March – the equivalent to 10,000

steps a day.

Every month, NZ families travel

an average of 210km for their

child to receive hospital treatment

away from home. By taking up

the challenge, participants will

raise $210 to support families

with a hospitalised child.

Said Ms Hamilton: “As a team,

we’ll be putting our kilometres

together and once a week we’ll

go for a walk somewhere.

“Our last walk this month will

involve a few hills as both of us

spent time at Auckland RMH

and the walk to the hospital was

not a flat one.”

In 2019 alone the RMH

provided free accommodation,

emotional support and weekly

necessities to more than 4600

families.

Ms O’Connor said MMA was

often an invisible illness and

encouraged people to take the

necessary health precautions

when they’re sick.

“Even when our kids look well,

they’re still at risk of everyday

illnesses.”

Ms Hamilton and her family

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advising others in similar situations

to make the most of today.

“Let the tears flow when

you need to but try not to lose

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As local as Elephant Park

Local Ray White franchise owners,

husband and wife team Barry and Karen

Ellis, clearly demonstrate what hard

work and sound values can achieve. They

are certainly not your typical real estate

cliché, in fact you could say they are an

example of the Kiwi way of getting things

done.

In less than four years they have established

two successful Ray White franchises

– Bishopdale in September 2016 and

Strowan in April 2018, with many years’

experience in the industry creating the

foundation for their venture.

Karen gained her real estate licence

in January 2008, after discovering her

passion for property through buying and

renovating their own investment portfolio.

Barry gained his real estate licence in

2009 and assisted Karen with her real estate

work in the evenings and weekends,

while she also pursued her other passion,

coaching netball. He joined Karen fulltime

in 2014.

Two years later they decided to launch

their own business, opening the new Ray

White Bishopdale office on September 5,

just four weeks after leaving their previous

company.

“It was an empty shell, so we had to

set it up and learn all the new systems,”

Karen says. “We wanted to get going so

we didn’t procrastinate.”

There had been previous real estate

offices at Bishopdale, but many had since

closed, Barry says. “We started Bishopdale

as a new franchise from scratch, and

since then we’ve continued to grow.”

In April 2018, Barry and Karen acquired

Ray White Strowan, and like Bishopdale

it has also flourished. In between time,

they had also set up a property management

business from scratch in July 2017,

which runs from both offices.

“We’ve had a lot of private landlords

come to us to take over their property,”

Barry says. “With increased regulations

like healthy homes, many landlords are

handing the responsibility to us, and

usually we can take it over with minimal

added costs – after all, it’s our job to

maximise their retirement freedom generated

from their Canterbury investment

properties.”

The relationships Barry and Karen develop

with their clients is the key factor,

both before and after a sale.

“We believe in doing the right thing for

our clients,” Barry says. “We genuinely

want to help people move forward. We

offer market advice, so they can make

informed decisions, and if we don’t think

it is the right time to sell their property,

we’ll tell them.

“We often give advice to home owners

on what renovations will or won’t add

value. Often we’re also simply conducting

appraisals for clients’ properties

throughout their ownership so they can

stay up to date with their market value.

A partnership in every way:

Barry and Karen Ellis at Bishopdale’s Elephant Park.

Even though they might not be wanting

to sell for another three to four years

we’re always happy to provide advice and

support.

“Our promise is to provide a lifetime

partnership for our clients’ home ownership

journey, no matter what stage they’re

at.”

They help many first-home buyers, and

have the advantage of an in-house mortgage

broker from their sister company

Loan Market.

Karen also has a reputation as a problem

solver, Barry says, especially when

EQC issues arise. “It might seem complicated

to the property owner, but Karen

steps in and makes it simple.”

Being connected to the community is

important for Barry and Karen, too, and

they value the reciprocal support from

the Nor’west community.

“We exist to proactively add value to

our community, and the way we deliver

on this is through real estate. It’s this

ethos that drives our entire business,”

Barry says.

He is on the committee at the Papanui

Club and Karen is involved with netball

in Belfast. They also support schools and

community organisations in the Nor’west

area and are strong supporters of Ronald

McDonald house and Canterbury Rugby.

For them, it is about working alongside

people in all aspects of life, a philosophy

that has brought not just business success,

but great personal satisfaction too.

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Total Number

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Median Sale Price

$520,000

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January 2019

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Mission meeting housing needs

•From page 1

“There’s now a large power

cable attached to the power pole

by the entrance. If the housing

project has yet to be permitted,

why would this work be necessary?”

According to CMM’s executive

director, Jill Hawkey, the units

would be used as social housing

for families who had severe and

persistent housing needs.

“We want to create a great

place to raise kids in a supportive

community environment,

surrounded by beautiful gardens

and plenty of space to run

around,” she said.

According to Mrs Hawkey, the

units did not have to meet the

same building standards as the

permanent houses in the area.

Neighbouring residents felt

the city council had double

standards. Many houses in the

region were built in the early

20th-century, therefore houses

must be consistent with the

building style.

Said Mr Bateman: “Given this

housing is within Character

Area 14, I’m sure the surrounding

residents could expect the

same conditions and restrictions

applied to this development as

were required when their homes

were rebuilt post-earthquake.”

However, a resident who did

QUESTIONS: Allan Bateman, who lives close to the Guild

St site, is asking why works have started prior to the city

council’s decision on the social housing proposal.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

not want to be named in fear of

community backlash supports

the development.

“I’m disappointed with the

community. The stigma that

comes with social housing is

sad, and they’ve already been

judged by them,” the resident

said.

“They think house values will

plummet. They’re scared for

their children and they’re acting

like nimbys. We desperately

need social housing, it’s

unacceptable for children to be

housed in motels.

“The mission is doing something

for the community, so why

not Richmond? It’s a great place

for everyone to live.”

Nor’West News asked

Connetics for comment but

it failed to respond before

deadline.

Classic cars take residents

down memory lane

• From page 1

“It’s very important as so many

residents in aged care facilities can

feel isolated and lonely. They feel

a sense of purpose and we like to

get the surrounding community

involved as well,” she said.

“Today, we’ve had residents

helping with the barbecue and

handing out sausages which all

contributes to their well-being

both physically and mentally.”

When people with dementia or

Alzheimers are able to view things

from their past, it helped lift their

mood and general well-being.

Said Ms Young: “When a

person shares something about

their past and another person

shows interest or enjoyment, it’s

a wonderful opportunity for that

person to feel they’re the one who

is giving something to another

human being, rather than always

being the one who’s listening or

receiving.”

Mr Crew and other car club

members were always happy to

discuss old memories with residents

when they would visit.

“I have found most elderly

people can remember being in a

car like that with their dad, or the

neighbour would have one.”

NOSTALGIA: Residents Viv Matthews and Peter Rhodes check

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In Brief

SPEED LIMIT CHANGES

Speed limit changes have been

implemented for roads in

Edgeware, Mairehau and St

Albans. Most roads involved

have changed to a 40km/h

speed limit, with a number of

new 30km/h areas. The changes

aim to deter motorists coming

off the Christchurch Northern

Corridor on Cranford St from

short-cutting through residential

streets in the area. Check the city

council website to see all roads

affected.

ST ALBANS SEWER WORKS

After a one-week delay, sewer

renewals on Forfar St have

commenced. This is due to the

existing sewers reaching the end

of their life therefore upgrades

were required. On-road parking

will not be possible during

the works. The renewals are

expected to be completed by late

March/early April this year.

SHIRLEY LIBRARY CLOSURE

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will be closed for refurbishment

on Sunday, March 22 at 4pm and

is scheduled to reopen on April

30. The service desk, however,

will be closed from Friday,

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Fundraisers for Lachie’s cancer battle

• By Jess Gibson

“AS A result of this most

unwanted experience, you get to

see the very best in people.”

This is Huntsbury mother

Kelly Sharpe’s reaction to the

support her family has received

as her 12-year-old son, Lachie

Sutherland, battles neuroblastoma

for a second time.

So far, about $26,000 has been

raised towards an $80,000 goal to

afford self-funded MIGD therapy

in Sydney, which Lachie is scheduled

to receive later this month.

The treatment delivers targeted

radiation to the rare type of cancer

which develops in infants and

young children.

With a number of fundraisers

to go Mrs Sharpe is “very optimistic”

the target will be met.

An auction and comedy night

with live music on March 14 at The

Tannery’s Cassels Blue Smoke is

the next event, and Mrs Sharpe is

hoping to sell 350 tickets.

Following that, there will be a

quiz night, karma keg night and

a Hoyts movie screening.

Before his MIGD therapy, Lachie

has spent the past five months

undergoing eight rounds of

chemotherapy and seven cycles of

immunotherapy and radiation.

He relapsed with neuroblastoma

in August after showing

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It was 2012 when Lachie was

diagnosed for the first time.

He flew to Sydney, aged four, to

receive MIGD therapy and was

there for his fifth birthday.

His last treatment fell around

the same time as his father, Chris

Sutherland, died from metastatic

melanoma after having been

diagnosed the month before.

But six years on, Lachie was

embracing life.

About to embark on his final

year of primary school and excitedly

considering high school

options.

Relapse was the last thing on

anyone’s mind.

Said Mrs Sharpe: “I think

everyone was surprised when

the results came back showing a

relapse.

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heartbroken and quickly catapulted

back into a world we never

wanted to revisit.

It was made harder by the fact

Mrs Sharpe had lost her mother

to cancer early last year.

But in finding a silver lining,

she said she has been “really

fortunate to have the support of

so many wonderful people.

“I think we all struggle to

rationalise why a child should

have to experience cancer, so

when they do, it seems to be

something that calls people to

action. They want to help, to

make a difference and ease his

suffering.”

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Fundraising events for

Lachie Sutherland’s MIGD

therapy in Sydney:

Lachie’s Fundraisier at

Cassels Blue Smoke

March 14, 6-11.30pm

An evening of comedy, auctions,

raffles and music. For

tickets, visit: www.trybooking.

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The Tannery, 3 Garlands Rd,

Woolston

Quiz Night

March 27, from 7pm

Auction, silent auction and

raffle prizes. To RSPV, email

RSVP forlachie@gmail.com

Hotel Ashburton, 11/35

Racecourse Rd, Allenton,

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Karma Keg For Lachie

March 28, 3-5pm

Every cent you pay for a pint of

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towards Lachie’s fundraising

for treatment.

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exceeded these expectations in less than 2 weeks. We should of gone

with the best first time around.

3/104 PICTON AVE, RICCARTON

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Tuesday March 10 2020 7

A new way of living

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News

Intersection lights

could take six years

THE highly-anticipated traffic

lights at the Harewood-

Gardiners-Breens intersection

will be at least six years away from

completion.

The city council decided last

week at the finance and performance

committee meeting that

the lights are to be installed as

part of the Wheels to Wings

major cycle route which will run

from Papanui to Christchurch

International Airport.

The decision allows subsidy

from the New Zealand Transport

Agency, estimating to cost $1.2

million.

The city council previously recommended

work towards the cycleway

was to be brought forward

from between 2026 and 2028 to

2021, but the vote was lost after an

eight-all tie.

Harewood Ward city councillor

Aaron Keown has been pushing

for the lights since 2016 and

along with city councillor Sam

MacDonald, preferred the lights

to be constructed as a stand-alone

project which would mean the

works would start earlier.

Said Cr Sam MacDonald: “All

we’re doing is pushing traffic lights

further and further away from

a community that wants them.

We’ve done all the consultation

work and we’re no better off today

than we were two years ago.”

TRAINING: Members of the New Zealand Police special tactics group took part in exercises

at the former Shirley Boys’ High School site last week.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Police train at former school

POLICE HAVE been taking

part in armed training exercises

at Shirley Boys’ High School’s

old site.

The exercise at the vacant

school grounds on North Pde,

Shirley, took place from 8am to

5pm and from Thursday until

Saturday last week.

Said a police spokesperson:

“Our teams undertake this type

of tactical training regularly

across the country to ensure

they have opportunities to

practise their skills, and remain

prepared for live incident responses.

“This training has been

planned for some months and

[was] undertaken in Canterbury

due to availability of buildings.

“Members of the public may

have heard breaking glass and

some loud bangs coming from

the venue.’’

Police reassured residents

there was no cause for alarm.

Nga Puna Wai

expansion

feedback sought

A PROPOSAL to lease land at

Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub for a

new multi-court indoor sports

centre is open for community

feedback.

Netsal, a company jointly

established by Mainland Football

Federation and the Christchurch

Netball Centre, wants to develop

and operate a 10-court facility

for community-level sport at Ngā

Puna Wai in Halswell and is seeking

a ground lease from the city

council.

People can have their say on

the lease proposal through the

Have Your Say section of the city

council’s website. The deadline for

submissions is April 6.

There will be a drop-in session

where people can learn more

about the lease proposal at Ngā

Puna Wai on March 17 from

4.30pm to 6pm.

At the end of the submission

period, a hearings panel will

consider the public feedback and

make recommendations to the

city council.

• To have your say on the

indoor sports facility proposal

visit https://ccc.govt.nz/thecouncil/consultations-andsubmissions/haveyoursay/

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Ryman retirement villages are named in honour

of pioneering New Zealanders, and just like them,

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NGAIO MARSH VILLAGE

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Former Football Fern coaching Western

• By Gordon Findlater

THE MAINLAND Premier

League started on Saturday

and former New Zealand

international defender Kelly

Almond-Jarden became the first

ever woman head coach in the

competition.

Almond-Jarden, 46, is coaching

Western AFC’s first-team as

they began their MPL campaign

against Coastal Spirit on Saturday.

She is also believed to be the

first female to hold a head coach

role at a premier club throughout

any of the federations in New

Zealand.

After returning to Christchurch

last year from 10 years of living

and coaching in Perth, Almond-

Jarden admits she was shocked

when asked if she would be

interested in coaching the club’s

MPL side.

Western were left searching for

a new coach after Robbie Stanton

departed to take the assistant

coach role at Christchurch

United under Danny Halligan.

Coming into the role Almond-

Jarden’s biggest concerns were

around being able to earn the

respect of her players. Although

the club’s first-team has experienced

the exodus of more than

half a dozen of the key players who

helped the side to a fourth placed

finish in last year’s league, she says

those who have chosen to remain

at the club are buying in.

“That was my biggest concern.

Are the guys going to respect me

and are they going to leave the

club because they’ve got a woman

coach,” Almond-Jarden said.

“I’m sure that’s not the reason,

but the ones that have stuck

at the club, they don’t have a

problem. They just want to play

football and be competitive. I’m

really passionate about coaching

them because they’re excited

to play and they’re buying into

what I want to do in terms of

how we want to set up as a structure.”

Almond-Jarden earned 13 caps

for New Zealand between 1997

and 2003.

She was then a player coach

for Western’s premier women’s

team for three seasons in the late

2000s. The side won the Mainland

league and also became the

PIONEER: Former Football Ferns

defender Kelly Almond-Jarden played

13 times for New Zealand. She has now

become the first ever female head coach

in the Mainland Premier League. ​

first South Island club to make

the final of the Kate Sheppard

Cup in 2008.

Almond-Jarden acknowledges

that she could be seen as a pioneer

for other top woman coaches

coaching at a high level of the

men’s game in New Zealand.

However, her ambitions are

purely to help Western achieve

the best possible result this year.

“I don’t want to be known as

the first woman to coach. I just

want to be known as a good

coach,” Almond-Jarden said.

In pre-season Western had

wins over FC Twenty 3-1, FC

Twenty reserves 6-1, and a 0-4

loss to Nomads.

“Against Nomads we went out

and tried to play the gameplan

they played last year, and we just

don’t have the personnel to do

that, so we have to change our

tact this year on how we come

at teams because we’re definitely

not the same team. We don’t

have the player capability to play

the high press game that Robbie

Stanton played last year,”

After the loss of some of their

key players, many have Western

tipped to be a club battling to

avoid relegation this season.

Almond-Jarden admits it’s going

to be a tough season, but is confident

the team has enough about

them to stay in the league.

“That will be our first goal – to

stay in the MPL. We want to be

competitive and I think the boys

have a lot of belief that we’re still

competitive. They’re motivated

and there is a core group that have

stuck together . . . so we won’t be

going down without a fight.

Defending champions

Cashmere Technical are once

again expected to be favourites.

Many eyes will be on whether

newly promoted and talent-rich

Christchurch United can become

title contenders.

Wynands amazed at netball selection

• By Jacob Page

VILLA MARIA netball player

Julia Wynands admits even she is

surprised by her latest selection.

The 17-year-old, who lives

in Huntsbury, is the only high

school player in the Mainland

Beko League team for the upcoming

season.

The year 13 student said it was

an unexpected achievement to

SPORT

start her year.

“I trialled with the team back

in October and made it through

and I’ve been training with them

since but to find out I made the

team was still a shock.

“It’s not something I expected

to achieve this year.

“When I look back and realise

how far I’ve come since I first

started playing in year 3, it’s

quite amazing.”

The goal defence/wing

attack was an integral

part of the Villa Maria

team which finished

third at the South Island

secondary school title

last September and finished

14th at nationals a

month later.

She said she has tried

to increase her fitness

levels ahead of her final school

year and she hoped this would

help her ease her into the next

step of her fledgling career,

The Beko League is seen as

Julia Wynands

a feeder competition

for the ANZ Premiership

and the Mainland

Tactix.

“At Villa we play

against women in the

Christchurch premier

2 competition so that

will help me make the

adjustment but obviously

the standard will

be much higher than what I am

used to,” she said.

Wynands said she was keen to

study psychology next year while

continuing to play netball and

she wanted to do it wearing red

and black.

“I’ve always loved the Mainland

environment and wearing

the red and black throughout the

age-groups so I hope that can

continue.

Her big goal was to play for the

Silver Ferns one day.

• The Netball Mainland

Beko team will play its first

National Netball League

match against Northern

Comets on Sunday April 5.


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Tuesday March 10 2020 11

REAL ESTATE

An unparalleled Estate on the City's lifestyle Doorstep in magical Moncks Bay

242 20 Main McSaveneys Road, Redcliffs Road, Marshland - “As-Is, Where-Is”

Auction: Thursday, 14 March 2019 Unless Sold Prior

7 bedroom | 5 bathroom | 2 lounge | 1 dining | 1 study | 7 garage | 10 off street | www.harcourts.co.nz | Listing #PI59923

4 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 3 living rooms | 1 office/study | 2 car-garage | 2 off-street parks | Listing Number SM0166

Less than 10 minutes from Merivale Village,

Treasured this magnificent by two property generations 4.58 and hectares offering Moncks Bay incorporating from Shag Rock

a truly offers once your own in a private lifetime estate opportunity, for luxurious this and right along the Pegasus Bay coastline.

tantalizing family living home and entertaining. upon a 2853m2 Crafted to section the This property can potentially be subdivided

which furthers your options and adds

enjoys highest an overwhelming standards and impeccably tranquil setting presented, and

is presented a substantial to family the market home, indoor on an pool, uninsured spa another element of interest for buyers.

“as-is, and where-is” sauna ensure basis. the ultimate in well-being Ensconced in a private lane that sits across

Situated and resort-style in the tightly living on held the locale city fringe, of magical plus from the waterfront, this property is also

Moncks additional Bay, this separate property three-bedroom makes a memorable cottage. positioned to enjoy the area’s celebrated

first impression and was constructed in the microclimate and is located within easy reach

The open-plan family living and dining is an

1960s but has naturally received extensive of the beaches, boating facilities, Barnett

inviting space day or night, with an Escea gas

modern enhancements including a Bruce Park and the amenities in both Redcliffs and

fire and exquisite LED lighting for evening

Banbury architectural renovation in 2004. Sumner.

ambience, and sliders opening to a northfacing

BBQ area. A separate lounge also flows to

Resort-style serenity is provided by the With floors needing repiling and being sold

colourful Clivias as well as the established uninsured, deemed uneconomical to repair,

outdoor living - a covered al fresco sitting area.

greenery and palms trees that border the this unique “as-is, where-is” opportunity is a

The superb high-spec kitchen, with polished

swimming and spa pool, with the outstanding real game changer with the feel good factor

magma granite island counter and large

views and majestic cliff face backdrop only and is guaranteed to attract attention. Your

scullery, overlooks the heated indoor swimming

escalating the property’s visual appeal. earliest viewing is advised.

pool, where skylights overhead create an allweather

entertaining area. The accommodation

Spacious living areas are complemented Open Homes: Wednesdays, Saturdays

by the sizeable Kwila deck, water feature and Sundays 1:00pm - 1:45pm.

is equally palatial, with seven bedrooms

and idyllic alfresco surroundings which See you at the open homes or for a private

and an office served by five well-appointed

have

bathrooms.

previously

Dedicated

hosted a

office

wedding

building

and

to

could viewing or for more information contact

run

continue

business

to

or

be

further

the scene

accommodation.

of many memorable

Alison Carter of Harcourts Grenadier

Garaging

occasions.

Ferrymead/Sumner (Licensed Agent REAA

for seven vehicles, plus separate workshop and

Skylights,

laundry, add

the

to this

superb

exciting

use

package,

of timber,

all set in

a

2008) on 384 7950 or mobile 0274 318 960.

Auction: Thursday 19th March 2020 from cameron.bailey@harcourtsgold.co.nz

contemporary

landscaped grounds,

colour

complete

scheme

with

and

soccer

the

goal 10:00am (unless sold prior)

www.cameronbailey.harcourts.co.nz

magnificent

posts, motor-cross

stone

track

fireplaces

and flying

create

fox to keep

an Gold Auction Rooms, 471 Papanui Road

Brendan Hart

incredibly

the kids happy.

inviting ambience indoors where

Viewing: Saturday 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Licensed Sales Consultant working with

you’ll find four double bedrooms, two

bathrooms An impressive and a array relaxing of extras, sunroom including area that Sunday 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Cameron Bailey REAA 2008

comes integrated complete multi-zone with a spa sound bath. and media system,

Harcourts Papanui

Contact:

With media an room, expansive alarm and lawn camera area monitoring and the

027 5106 525 or 03 352 6166

picturesque system, plus garden geo-thermal at rear underfloor of the property heating, Cameron Bailey

brendan.hart@harcourtsgold.co.nz

both ensure epitomise the utmost peace comfort and privacy and convenience. and offer Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008

access This up is your to opportunity the top of to the secure section your own where Harcourts Papanui

Gold Real Estate Group Limited

you private can sit estate. and admire the ocean vistas over 027 555 7079, 03 352 6166 or 03 352 1322 Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Is it just me, is it the times,

is it the world or have I

just been so busy I haven’t

noticed how some of the

deeply personal and simple

practices of life are being

overlooked?

During a year in which we are prioritizing

wellbeing and resilience in our company,

I want to raise a flag for those that feel

forgotten.

It all starts with a greeting. Getting in the way,

of course, is screen time, phone addiction and

just an absence of plain, old-fashioned good

manners; we’re often so distracted we simply

don’t recognize or notice other people.

I recently read about – and have witnessed

personally – the following: whole

‘conversations’ undertaken during a service/

purchasing exchange where no words were

even spoken, gestures making do whilst the

purchaser stayed on the cell phone talking

loudly. They could have been served by a

robot, and maybe one day they will be, for all

the humanity that occurred.

Whether serving or being served, people

matter. Invisibility when you are employed

Why

Greetings

Still Matter

or engaged to do something matters.

And if service and client experience count

for anything, then communication and

connection sit at the top of the must-do

list. I expect everyone I work with and for

to communicate their requirements. I can’t

guess them, even though I sometimes try.

Real estate is a service industry with a great

deal of emotion and money at stake. The best

in the industry are hardwired to connect in

an empathetic and knowledgeable way. Not

communicating is not acceptable, and I’m not

even referring to response times. I’m meaning

response, full-stop. Of all the feedback we

get from clients, lack of communication sits

at the very top of the list when it comes to

unwelcome issues.

Where we start is as important as where we

end, so greet people properly – greet when

you meet, eyes direct, hands out (obviously

pre-Coronavirus) and smiling. You will stand

out, I can assure you, and if you are looking

for a realtor and they don’t do this well, keep

looking.

Lynette McFadden

BUSINESS OWNER HARCOURTS GOLD

HARCOURTS NZ INSPIRATIONAL

WOMEN AMBASSADOR

Congratulating

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JOHN AND LYNETTE MCFADDEN AND CAMERON BAILEY

ARE DELIGHTED TO CONGRATULATE CHRIS KENNEDY ON

BECOMING A BUSINESS OWNER WITH HARCOURTS GOLD!

Chris has enormous industry knowledge across all sectors of the Real

Estate business. Starting out as a sales consultant in Invercargill, Chris

then moved from a management position to become a business

owner then progressing to the CEO for Harcourts New Zealand. Chris

has played an integral part in the leadership, growth and success of

the Harcourts brand over recent years and is a fantastic addition to the

Harcourts gold team.


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Email bea.gooding@starmedia.kiwi by

5pm each Wednesday

Join author Lynette Hedrick on Tuesday from 12.30-1.30pm at Fendalton

Library as she discusses her new book, The Rigel Affair, based on love letters and

stories revealed by her mother during World War 2. Gold coin donation. Phone

941 7923 for more information. ​

Teaching that

changes lives

The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards

recognise inspiring work from across New Zealand.

Teaching that benefits children and young

people, whānau and entire communities.

Teaching that changes us all.

ENTRIES CLOSE 10 APRIL 2020

Share your team’s best practice.

Enter the 2020 Awards now at

pmawards.education.govt.nz

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 two-year-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,

10am-noon, 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, nonthreatening

event designed

to encourage children to

practise reading skills and

develop a love for reading.

Phone 941 7923 to register.

Shirley Library

GenConnect

Tuesday, 12.15-12.45pm

If you have questions

about your smartphone or

tablet, head along and ask

an expert for advice. Free,

no bookings required.

Papanui 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

Games Afternoon

Tuesday, 2-4pm

Join in for a cup of

tea and an afternoon of

playing boxed games with

a friendly group. Free,

everyone welcome.

Christchurch North

Community Church, cnr

Harewood Rd and Chapel

St

Citizens Advice Bureau

Tuesday, 2-5pm

The Citizens Advice

Bureau provides free

and confidential advice

for anyone who needs

information, options and

support that fit their needs

Fendalton Library

Card Making

Workshop

Wednesday, 10.30-

11.30am

Create beautiful,

handmade cards suitable

for any occasion. Free.

Phone 941 7923 to register.

Shirley Library

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

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 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.

Shirley Library


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Tuesday March 10 2020 13

HARCOURTS GOLD

FOR REVENUE PER SALES CONSULTANT

2013-2019

MEET OUR

TOP 10 PERFORMERS

HARCOURTS GOLD TOP CONSULTANTS FOR FEBRUARY 2020

1

2

3

4

5

CAMERON BAILEY

PAPANUI

MARK O’LOUGHLIN

REDWOOD

MARY TURNBULL

PAPANUI

KATHRYN PICTON-WARLOW

PAPANUI

DEBBIE SOPER

PAPANUI

6

7

8

9

10

ASH SUTHERLAND TODD

PAPANUI

MICHELLE FU

PAPANUI

CALEB GRIFFIOEN

PARKLANDS

BELINDA DUNSTER

PAPANUI

MILENA BARTLETT

NEW BRIGHTON

When your brand includes the top

Harcourts office out of 900 around the

world in addition to the top franchise

in New Zealand for income per sales

consultant, it’s clear that you’ve got an

extraordinary team.

So for these consultants to earn the position of one of the top ten real estate

sales consultants at Harcourts gold is truly a remarkable achievement.

They are phenomenally good at what they do; skilled, highly trained and

dedicated to delivering exceptional results for property owners. I am

extremely proud to work with these real estate professionals.

JOHN MCFADDEN BUSINESS OWNER HARCOURTS GOLD

JOHN MCFADDEN

BUSINESS OWNER/

MANAGING DIRECTOR

HARCOURTS GOLD AREINZ

LYNETTE MCFADDEN

BUSINESS OWNER

HARCOURTS GOLD AREINZ

CHRIS KENNEDY

GENERAL MANAGER/

BUSINESS OWNER

HARCOURTS GOLD AREINZ

Left to right: KYLE SUTHERLAND EXECUTIVE MANAGER, HARCOURTS GOLD PAPANUI

ANNA MCKENZIE OPERATIONS MANAGER, HARCOURTS GOLD PAPANUI

MARGARET DANZER SALES MANAGER, HARCOURTS GOLD REDWOOD

NIKILA CREAGH SALES MANAGER, HARCOURTS GOLD EASTSIDE

DOUG SOPER LIAISON MANAGER, HARCOURTS GOLD AREINZ

Congratulating

JOHN AND LYNETTE MCFADDEN AND CAMERON BAILEY ARE

DELIGHTED TO CONGRATULATE CHRIS KENNEDY ON BECOMING

A BUSINESS OWNER WITH HARCOURTS GOLD!

Chris has enormous industry knowledge across all sectors of the Real Estate

business. Starting out as a sales consultant in Invercargill, Chris then moved

from a management position to become a business owner then progressing

to the CEO for Harcourts New Zealand. Chris has played an integral part in

the leadership, growth and success of the Harcourts brand over recent years

and is a fantastic addition to the Harcourts gold team.

PAPANUI 352 6166 International Division (+64) 3 662 9811 REDWOOD 352 0352

PARKLANDS 383 0406 NEW BRIGHTON 382 0043 GOLD PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD 352 6454

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Tuesday March 10 2020 15

Tasty Bites

Divine date night delights

• By Ian Knott

These delicious date

night dishes are bound to

impress your significant

other - or better still,

spend some quality time

preparing and cooking

them together

Seared scallops with bacon

and zucchini noodles

Serves 2

Ingredients

3 slices bacon

6 jumbo scallops

2 zucchinis made into noodles

½ large lemon, juiced (1½ Tbsp)

1 tsp lemon zest

1 cups chopped tomatoes

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Place a large, heavy skillet

(cast iron will be best for searing

scallops) over medium heat,

add bacon and cook for 3-5min

on each side or until crispy but

not burnt (it will add a different

texture to the dish). Remove

bacon and transfer to a plate lined

with paper towel. Crumble or

roughly chop after it’s cool.

Leave bacon fat in the skillet

and remove skillet from heat

(about 2-3min) to cool slightly.

Pat scallops dry. Right before

cooking, season scallops with

salt & pepper. Do it any sooner,

and the salt will draw out their

moisture, making them wet again,

and thus preventing that delicious

caramelisation.

Gently, add scallops one at a

time to heated skillet. Add about

1 Tbsp butter to pan only if you

don’t have enough bacon fat left.

Scallops cook quickly and if

they’re overcooked, they will

become rubbery. Once they are

deeply golden brown, with a

caramelised exterior (2-3min

max), flip them only once when

they’re nicely browned. Once

browned on both sides, remove

them to a plate.

Add zucchini noodles to the

same skillet and season with salt

& pepper. Let zucchini noodles

cook for about 1min, flipping and

stirring frequently. As the noodles

cook, add in the lemon juice and

zest. Also, toss in tomatoes and

crumbled bacon. Continue to

cook for about 2-3min.

Divide zucchini noodles onto

four plates, top with scallops and

garnish with fresh chopped

parsley. Enjoy!

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1 egg at room

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¼ cup + 2 Tbsp

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½ cup espresso or

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⅔ cup of sugar

¼ cup + 1 Tbsp coconut flour

¼ cup cocoa powder

3 Tbsp instant coffee

2 tsp vanilla essence

¼ tsp sea salt

3 tsp cornflour or arrowroot

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Tuesday March 10 2020

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Auction: Thursday 26th March 2020 (Unless Sold Prior)

5 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 2 living rooms | 3 car garage | 6 off-street carparks | Listing number: BE193479

For those who dream of the good

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Auction: Thursday 26th March 2020

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RAY WHITE PAPANUI NEWS

Growth Leads

to Office Move

After moving into their brand new premises at 7

Winston Avenue last year Ray White Papanui has

gone from strength to strength. The customised work

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FRoM LeFt to Right: Co Shareholders Stuart Morris, Claire Morris

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027 664 9292

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027 662 4822

Latest Rental Reforms Progressing

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Latest statistics show that there are 609,700 households

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population. The Government says that they are trying to

get the balance right, modernising laws and correcting

problems in a way that is proportionate and places

reasonable requirements on landlords and tenants,

providing both parties with certainty.

Are they really proportionate and reasonable is the

current topic of debate. The proposed changes include,

allowing the Tenancy Tribunal to keep identifying

details of parties in claims anonymous where a party

has been wholly or substantially successful in taking

a case, removing the ability to end a period tenancy

for ‘no reason’ (there will be specified reasons only),

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Many people, both landlords and tenants, have strong

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