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THURSDAY, JUNE <strong>18</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Dangerous intersection<br />

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• By Bea Gooding<br />

FOR MANY St Albans families,<br />

walking to school has never felt<br />

so unsafe.<br />

Hundreds of vehicles “barrel”<br />

down Cranford St each day, and<br />

with roadworks dominating the<br />

area, navigating safe pathways<br />

has been difficult in recent<br />

months.<br />

Christchurch Central MP Duncan<br />

Webb and Papanui-Innes<br />

ward city councillors Pauline<br />

Cotter and Mike Davidson were<br />

at the scene to understand the<br />

gravity of the situation.<br />

St Albans School is one of five<br />

schools in the vicinity that use<br />

the Cranford St and Westminster<br />

St intersection to cross the road.<br />

St Albans resident Kate McKey<br />

said the community has had<br />

enough of drivers flouting the<br />

30km/h speed limit, snaking<br />

through road cones and running<br />

red lights putting school kids in<br />

danger.<br />

“Either my husband or I walk<br />

with our kids to and from school<br />

every day. Since the roadworks<br />

have started, it has become<br />

progressively more dangerous<br />

for the kids to get to school,” she<br />

said.<br />

• Turn to page 2<br />

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‘It’s really distressing and unsafe’<br />

•From page 1<br />

“It’s been horrendous; the amount<br />

of cars ignoring or not noticing<br />

the red lights. We’ve had to change<br />

routes several times so we can avoid<br />

Cranford St.”<br />

The works were a result of the controversial<br />

Christchurch Northern Corridor<br />

in order to manage downstream<br />

traffic once it was completed.<br />

Road cones were littered “as far as<br />

the eye can see” on Cranford St causing<br />

frustration among drivers, said<br />

Mrs McKey.<br />

Because of this, St Albans School<br />

hired a person to hold traffic calming<br />

signs at the intersection encouraging<br />

cars to slow down.<br />

Said Mrs McKey: “There’s been no<br />

careful consideration or thoughtfulness<br />

for the people that live here. It’s<br />

ironic because this [the works] was<br />

meant to encourage people to walk<br />

or bike, but the kids are frightened<br />

and don’t want to walk to school<br />

anymore.”<br />

On some days the school’s principal<br />

Ginnie Warren had to be there to support<br />

safe crossing.<br />

“Students from many local schools<br />

cross here, and we believe it is crucial<br />

to mitigate risk at such a busy intersection,”<br />

said Mrs Warren.<br />

She said the school had been in<br />

contact with Fulton Hogan to add<br />

improved signage and having periods<br />

of low noise to ensure crossing signals<br />

can be heard.<br />

SAFETY: Christchurch Central MP Duncan Webb and Papanui-Innes<br />

Ward city councillors have been at the intersection to observe the issues.<br />

PHOTO: BEA GOODING ​<br />

Dr Webb lived nearby and said he<br />

sympathised with parents, who asked<br />

him to personally observe the area.<br />

“Frankly, it’s chaotic. It’s really<br />

distressing and quite unsafe – I can<br />

absolutely sympathise with the parents<br />

who are having numerous adults on<br />

each corner just to make it safe.<br />

“But I do think some very careful<br />

thinking needs to be done. You need<br />

people actively managing the traffic<br />

and making decisions – an actual<br />

person with a sign is safer than just<br />

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road cones.”<br />

City council transport planning and<br />

delivery manager Lynette Ellis said<br />

both contractors and the council have<br />

contacted police about monitoring the<br />

area closely.<br />

“Changes to the intersection are<br />

designed to improve safety for all<br />

pedestrians. We’re including an<br />

additional crossing with traffic lights by<br />

English Park and we are working on a<br />

school access study for St Albans School<br />

for further safety improvements.”<br />

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Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 3<br />

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Anger at roading sparks protests<br />

• By Bea Gooding<br />

CONSTRUCTION of the<br />

Christchurch Northern<br />

Corridor continues to anger the<br />

St Albans community and their<br />

concerns have been aired on the<br />

streets.<br />

Every Friday morning this<br />

month, residents have been<br />

lining Cranford St with signs<br />

in hand, engaging the public<br />

about the detrimental effects<br />

the motorway has on the<br />

community.<br />

St Albans resident Mark<br />

Wilson said the community was<br />

feeling “beaten down” about the<br />

controversial project, which resulted<br />

in the decision to publicly<br />

demonstrate their frustrations.<br />

“The community<br />

is<br />

over it. We’re<br />

trying to raise<br />

awareness to<br />

people driving<br />

down Cranford<br />

St that<br />

Mark Wilson<br />

they’re moving<br />

through a<br />

community, and to remind them<br />

to adhere to the 30km/h speed<br />

limit,” he said.<br />

“We’re not happy with the<br />

road, we want public transport,<br />

not for more cars to be dumped<br />

ANGER: The St Albans community has been demonstrating their concerns on Cranford St this<br />

month to raise awareness about the negative effects of the Christchurch Northern Motorway.<br />

PHOTO: SIMON BRITTEN<br />

into the community.”<br />

Mr Wilson said the motorway<br />

was encouraging more traffic<br />

into the area which “severed<br />

the community in two,” posing<br />

safety risks and had negative effects<br />

on the environment.<br />

The community wanted<br />

more public transport options<br />

such as installing an additional<br />

lane for more buses or for carpooling.<br />

The increased traffic was a<br />

concern for children attempting<br />

to cross the road to get to and<br />

from school, for cyclists and for<br />

residents accessing their streets<br />

and properties.<br />

“We hope people will see a<br />

community that is trying to<br />

retain a sense of cohesion and<br />

functionality, and also realise<br />

that we’re hanging on to hopes of<br />

public transport and a reduction<br />

in traffic.”<br />

Mr Wilson and the St Albans<br />

Residents’ Association have been<br />

fighting hard to be heard, but felt<br />

ignored by the city council and<br />

other authorities, and believed<br />

they were putting cars before the<br />

community.<br />

“We’re pushing back. They’ve<br />

got an obligation to ratepayers<br />

to provide a public transport<br />

service to use and have the<br />

ability to make decisions<br />

in the right vain for future<br />

generations.”<br />

The demonstrations followed<br />

mounting concerns by families<br />

living near roadworks on<br />

Cranford St, particularly at the<br />

Westminster St intersection where<br />

school children had difficulty<br />

crossing the road due to speeding<br />

drivers and red light runners.<br />

The construction was due<br />

to finish by December, but<br />

due to Covid-19, the project’s<br />

completion has been delayed<br />

until January 2021.<br />

• HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you<br />

think traffic safety should<br />

be improved in St Albans?<br />

Email your views to<br />

bea.gooding@starmedia.<br />

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Thursday, March 19, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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ACTION: Six city councillors including<br />

Catherine Chu, Sam MacDonald (top right),<br />

James Daniels (above left) and Aaron<br />

Keown have called on Mayor Lianne Dalziel<br />

to lead a conversation on how to achieve a<br />

zero per cent rates increase this year.<br />

• By Louis Day<br />

CALLS HAVE b en made to<br />

stop rates increases in response<br />

to the Covid-19 crisis.<br />

City counci lors James Gough,<br />

Sam MacDonald, Catherine<br />

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown<br />

and James Daniels have sent a<br />

le ter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel<br />

asking her to lead a conversation<br />

as to how a zero per cent rates<br />

increase could be achieved this<br />

year.<br />

The city council is proposing<br />

an average rates increase of 4.65<br />

per cent acro s a l ratepayers in<br />

this year’s Draft Annual Plan<br />

which is cu rently under public<br />

consultation until April 5 and<br />

wi l be finalised before July 1.<br />

The 20<strong>18</strong>-2028 Long Term<br />

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent<br />

rates increase over 10 years.<br />

Said Cr MacDonald: “In<br />

the cu rent environment it’s<br />

clear busine s as usual is not<br />

a propriate and the council<br />

n eds to l ok at how we enable<br />

this 12-month rates increase<br />

fr eze to o cur, it’s crucial for<br />

the economic confidence of our<br />

city.”<br />

Ms Dalziel said the las thing the council’s budget, which is urchNZ, the Canterbury Employers’<br />

Chamber of Commerce<br />

the city council n eded was for not entirely funded by rates, and<br />

someone to hi the panic bu ton. the consequences that wi l flow and other key players so we are<br />

“Calm heads must and wi l from decisions we make. best prepared for the economic<br />

prevail,” she said.<br />

“The Annual Plan is not cha lenges that lie ahead.”<br />

“Our residents and businesses signed off for thr e months so City council chief executive<br />

wi l be depending on us to we have time to ge this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a<br />

make adjustments, and we will, A the same time, the council zero rates rise out.<br />

however, we will n ed advice is m eting with our economic “We’re considering a series of<br />

on the impacts on a l aspects of development agency, Christch-<br />

options in light of the extraordinary<br />

circumstances related to the economy in response to the<br />

Covid-19. We wi l discu s these Covid-19 pandemic.<br />

options with elected members The bi gest b ost is $5.1<br />

as we develop the Annual Plan,” bi lion towards wage subsidies<br />

she said.<br />

for affected busine ses in a l<br />

The push from city counci lors sectors and regions.<br />

for a fr eze on rates rises comes •Tips for weathering virus, p3<br />

shortly after Minister of Finance<br />

•Mayor’s column, p9<br />

Grant Robertson announced<br />

a $12.1 bi lion package to aid •From the editor’s desk, p10<br />

No review<br />

A message<br />

Councillor takes<br />

Davids heads<br />

Views on<br />

Lively group<br />

over<br />

of love, unity<br />

matters into<br />

community board cricket nets<br />

celebrate<br />

multi-storey<br />

and prayers<br />

his own hands<br />

advocating body sought<br />

St Patrick’s Day<br />

house<br />

for peace<br />

Page 3 Page 6<br />

Page 3 Page 5<br />

Page 3 Page 7<br />

Eastern<br />

Motorway<br />

Bid to<br />

suburbs<br />

opening<br />

secure<br />

repairs<br />

delay<br />

funding to<br />

could take<br />

brings<br />

demolish<br />

a while<br />

relief<br />

service<br />

RESIDENTS MOST affected by<br />

• By Louis Day<br />

centre<br />

the new Northern Motorway are<br />

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Connecting Your Community<br />

IT COULD<br />

WEDNESDAY,<br />

be a while until<br />

MARCH 25, starnews.co.nz<br />

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

Connecting Your Community relieved to hear the Christchurch TUESDAY, starnews.co.nz<br />

MARCH 24, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Connecting Your Community<br />

starnews.co.nz<br />

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding<br />

the eastern suburbs start to<br />

Northern Corridor opening has<br />

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign<br />

been delayed by six months.<br />

THE earthquake-damaged<br />

aspirations for the area come to<br />

The CNC was due to open in<br />

former Sockburn Service Centre<br />

fruition.<br />

the middle of this year, but last<br />

could finally be demolished in<br />

During October’s local body<br />

week the New<br />

July – if the funding needed is<br />

elections, Ms Dalziel identified<br />

Zealand Transport<br />

Agency<br />

It comes as the<br />

obtained.<br />

repairs to the eastern part of the<br />

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads<br />

announced more<br />

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton<br />

as one of her main priorities for<br />

time was needed<br />

this term.<br />

to complete the<br />

Community<br />

“We need a fully integrated<br />

$290m motorwayten<br />

in its draft<br />

Board has writ-<br />

programme of works for the<br />

east, I have loosely called this<br />

The original<br />

submission to<br />

Readers respond<br />

Chance to the eastern alliance, which<br />

scope of the<br />

the city council’s<br />

would essentially be an alliance Helpless to<br />

Victorious<br />

Delay in<br />

Market day<br />

project has been Mark Wilson<br />

Annual Plan<br />

Mike Mora<br />

to supermarket<br />

farewell Holden<br />

of contractors who can take<br />

extended include<br />

stoked<br />

making mall<br />

goes green at 2019-<strong>2020</strong>,<br />

stop property<br />

captain the whole area bit by bit and<br />

a third southbound lane on<br />

requesting the city council addresses<br />

the budget gap so the<br />

rebranding<br />

in style<br />

systematically get the work<br />

the Waimakariri River bridge and<br />

flooding<br />

with cup done,” she said during the<br />

a clip-on win<br />

exit safer<br />

Cashmere HS<br />

cycleway.<br />

buildings can be removed as soon<br />

campaign.<br />

St Albans resident Mark Wilson<br />

as possible.<br />

Page 8<br />

GIRL Page BOSS: Julia 17 Holmes But chief wants executive to be a Dawn geneticist after Page high school, 3 and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will Page help 10 said GIRL the BOSS: community Julia Holmes are “somewhat<br />

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Page 3<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Page 11 said the final submission is yet to<br />

wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help Board chairman Mike Mora<br />

her achieve her dreams. Baxendale said any request to<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

• By Bea Gooding<br />

pursue a specific for biology, project in and the from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, •“The By community Bea Gooding will be somewhat<br />

thankful for a reprieve of the<br />

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, be completed but it was likely the<br />

east would have age to has be always agreed been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,<br />

technology, engineering<br />

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,<br />

technology, engineering requested.<br />

demolition of the site would be<br />

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD upon Julia by council.<br />

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South New Brighton School pupil Jacob McMillan enjoying the foam pit at Christchurch School of<br />

City councillors are yet to pass<br />

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make a difference in the world. them back together.<br />

•Story, more photos, page 5<br />

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BRENT CHRISTENSEN is a<br />

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Mr Christensen holds many<br />

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The volunteer said much had<br />

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diarrhoea, anorexia) can occur, but are not as severe<br />

as in humans as doses given are lower. We manage<br />

these with medications or reducing the next chemo<br />

drug dosage.<br />

Pets can still enjoy their normal foods and exercise<br />

whilst on chemotherapy. There are a few exceptions<br />

though. If your pet’s White Blood cell count gets<br />

too low, then avoid high density dog areas so<br />

disease transmission is low. Raw food diets are not<br />

advised during chemotherapy due to an increased<br />

risk of infection if the pet’s immune system comes<br />

compromised. It is thought a premium diet, higher in<br />

protein and fat/lower in carbohydrate are preferred<br />

and fish oil has been talked about.<br />

Pets DON’T lose hair like humans. After surgical clipping,<br />

hair regrowth can be slow but it will grow back.<br />

There is no risk to the owner of a pet receiving<br />

chemotherapy, although pregnant women should not<br />

handle any chemotherapy medications that are to be<br />

given at home.<br />

Our Vet Kirsty does the lion share of Chemotherapy in<br />

the Practice. She has a dedicated, experienced nursing<br />

team and these patients are all typically scheduled<br />

on one day. Blood work is initially done to check they<br />

are fit and healthy for their chemo drugs, then they<br />

are injected slowly via an IV line or given orally. No<br />

sedation drugs are usually required. It is quick, easy<br />

and painless for your pet. Kirsty is really passionate<br />

about helping your pet seek cancer remission whilst<br />

enjoying a full, great quality of life. She is with you<br />

every step of the way, answering your questions,<br />

especially when big decisions need to be made.<br />

2. SURGICAL REFERRALS<br />

We are now able to offer a surgical referral service<br />

thanks to Dr Helen Milner (a registered specialist in<br />

Small Animal Surgery)<br />

coming on board<br />

recently. Helen sees<br />

referral patients from<br />

all over the South<br />

Island where they are<br />

typically booked for a<br />

1 hours consultation,<br />

with surgery then<br />

scheduled if required.<br />

We have built a<br />

dedicated sterile<br />

surgery and theatre<br />

area to cope with this<br />

Dr Helen Milner,<br />

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surgical workload and have purchased the necessary<br />

specialised equipment so that spinal, orthopaedic,<br />

soft tissue, and thoracic surgery can proceed without<br />

a hitch. We also can organise patients to have CT/<br />

MRI scans, prior to surgery, through Pacific Radiology<br />

if necessary. Spinal ( CSF) taps are also carried out if<br />

deemed necessary for spinal/intracranial patients.<br />

Your vet needs to refer your pet to Helen for her expert<br />

opinion and surgical expertise.<br />

3. ENDOSCOPY<br />

This is a great, non invasive service which allows<br />

us vets to have a good look down airways into the<br />

lungs (can even go up nostrils) and down or up the<br />

gastrointestinal tract. We have just purchased a smaller<br />

scope to visualise the urinary system in dogs and can<br />

get into smaller airways.<br />

Catherine and Kirsty seen here manoevering<br />

the endoscope to retrieve the scrunches from<br />

Floyd’s stomach.<br />

The patient is required to be under anaesthetic but<br />

the procedure is fast and often effective at getting<br />

a diagnosis, biopsying tissue or retrieving “foreign<br />

bodies” which is most<br />

fun. Recently “Floyd”, a 4<br />

month old Labradoodle<br />

was endoscoped late<br />

one afternoon for<br />

eating “scrunchie” hair<br />

ties, with 6 ended up<br />

being retrieved via<br />

the endoscope. Very<br />

satisfying, quick and less<br />

expensive compared to The retrieved scrunchie<br />

exploratory surgery.<br />

4. RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY<br />

Our new vet “ Terryne Loney” is an expert in the field<br />

of dentistry, so coupled with vet Olivia who enjoys all<br />

things in the teeth and gum department, we are able<br />

to handle most dental problems and emergencies.<br />

Our state of the<br />

art dental suite<br />

is fully equipped<br />

with 2 dental<br />

stations, allowing<br />

scaling, polishing<br />

and extractions<br />

to be performed<br />

on 2 patients at<br />

the same time.<br />

Digital dental<br />

radiographs are<br />

very important Terryne, our new vet.<br />

when deciding<br />

what teeth need extracting, checking for cancers and<br />

root infections and congenital tooth abnormalities.<br />

We now have the veterinary skills and equipment to<br />

perform restorative dental care including root canal<br />

surgery and offering alternatives to extraction in teeth<br />

that are important to retain.<br />

For any further information on the above services<br />

please don’t hesitate to call or message us.<br />

Dr Michele McMaster<br />

McMaster & Heap<br />

Funding boost sought for<br />

community organisations<br />

A FINANCIAL boost<br />

to help community<br />

organisations cope with<br />

the challenges of the<br />

Covid-19 crisis is proposed<br />

in the city council’s draft<br />

Annual Plan.<br />

The one-off $360,000<br />

boost to the Strengthening<br />

Communities Fund would<br />

be available to community<br />

groups working to<br />

promote well-being across<br />

the sporting, arts, social,<br />

health and environmental<br />

sectors.<br />

The five per cent increase<br />

has been suggested<br />

as a way to acknowledge<br />

the difficulties that community-focused<br />

organisations<br />

could face following<br />

the recent Covid-19 level 4<br />

lockdown, says city council<br />

head of community<br />

support and governance<br />

John Filsell.<br />

“The purpose of the<br />

Strengthening Communities<br />

Fund is to support<br />

organisations that help<br />

make Christchurch a<br />

more caring and enjoyable<br />

place to live. Last year,<br />

for example, the fund<br />

SUPPORT: The city council has proposed a<br />

$360,000 boost to the Strengthening Communities<br />

Fund.<br />

received 951 applications<br />

from community organisations,<br />

and 763 received<br />

a grant.<br />

“We recognise the importance<br />

of their role and<br />

the challenges they are<br />

likely to face in the coming<br />

months, and that’s<br />

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extra funding to help<br />

ensure they’re equipped to<br />

deal with those demands.”<br />

Many of the traditional<br />

sources of funding for<br />

community groups, such<br />

as Gaming Trust grants,<br />

have been affected by<br />

Covid-19.<br />

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boost goes ahead it would<br />

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on rates.<br />

Public consultation on<br />

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until <strong>June</strong> 29.<br />

The Strengthening<br />

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Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>18</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 9<br />

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

Author draws on own bullying experience<br />

THE THIRD and final book<br />

in a series about bullying by<br />

Christchurch cartoonist and<br />

writer, Alex Hallatt, is set to hit<br />

bookshops later this month.<br />

Hallatt’s inspiration for the<br />

books came from her time at<br />

primary school in England.<br />

“When I was bullied at school,<br />

it was one of the most miserable<br />

periods of my life. I wrote the<br />

books I would have liked to have<br />

read back then. They are stories<br />

that give hope and tools for<br />

standing up to bullying,” Hallatt<br />

said.<br />

But bullying is still a problem<br />

in New Zealand schools. A 2019<br />

Education Review Office study<br />

reported that 47 per cent of<br />

primary students had been bullied,<br />

while 61 per cent of primary<br />

students had witnessed bullying<br />

of others.<br />

Hallatt’s newest book, FAB<br />

Club 3 - The Big Match, follows<br />

on from Friends Against Bullying<br />

(FAB) Club and FAB Club 2 -<br />

Friends Against Cyberbullying.<br />

The first book’s theme was<br />

general bullying at school and<br />

the second book’s theme was<br />

online and phone bullying.<br />

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for Hallatt to turn her attention<br />

to sport.<br />

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adults who use their positions of<br />

power badly.<br />

“Even if they are lucky enough<br />

LIFE LESSONS: Alex Hallatt’s<br />

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bullying, FAB Club 3 – The Big<br />

Match focuses on sport.<br />

never to have been bullied, most<br />

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NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

walk along memory lane<br />

Lions roam amongst cars during the opening of Orana Park in 1976.<br />

Mandy Howie feeds a lion named Angel on the back of a truck<br />

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Yellow is the new Green<br />

Local real estate company Ray White<br />

Bishopdale and Strowan would probably<br />

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change, local franchise owners Barry and<br />

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year to act, and lead by example.<br />

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completed an entire overhaul of our<br />

business, looking at our purchasing<br />

decisions, the way we deliver our services<br />

and actively taking steps to minimise our<br />

carbon footprint,” says owner, Barry Ellis.<br />

“Our core purpose at Ray White<br />

Bishopdale and Strowan is to proactively<br />

add value to our community. We’re<br />

acutely aware that our success is directly<br />

linked to the success of Canterbury<br />

and its people, and with Environment<br />

Canterbury officially declaring a climate<br />

emergency in May 2019, we decided it<br />

was time for us to take action and lead by<br />

example. “We’re really proud of the fact<br />

we are the only property management<br />

company in New Zealand with a 100<br />

per cent electric vehicle fleet, and we’re<br />

hoping as we continue on a greener<br />

Ray White Bishopdale and Strowan now have fully electric<br />

vehicles for their property management operation.<br />

path, we will inspire other Canterbury<br />

businesses to join us.”<br />

Their most recent purchase of two<br />

Hyundai Kona vehicles to complete<br />

their fleet conversion hasn’t come cheap<br />

though – the cost of the two vehicles<br />

totalling more than $130,000.<br />

“We see this as a long-term investment<br />

for the good of the community and quite<br />

simply we’ve put the well-being of the<br />

Canterbury environment ahead of the<br />

cost of the vehicles,” says Barry.<br />

Another important step in the<br />

journey to sustainability for Ray White<br />

Bishopdale and Ray White Strowan has<br />

been securing their first solar-powered<br />

real estate sign, which will be placed<br />

outside their listed properties.<br />

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using reusable signs made from metal<br />

with timber framing, which replaced the<br />

previous plastic corflute signs, but they<br />

are now hoping to lead the real estate<br />

industry further into the 21st century<br />

with reusable, solar-powered signs.<br />

“With the way the world has developed<br />

in the past decades we can’t just talk<br />

about climate change, we all have to take<br />

action, and we want to be one of the<br />

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“Ray White Real Estate has been an<br />

integral part of society in Australia and<br />

New Zealand for more than 1<strong>18</strong> years,<br />

and to ensure we continue to be a strong<br />

vibrant business, we understand it’s<br />

critical that we commit to a purpose<br />

that’s bigger than ourselves – that is to<br />

proactively add value to our community.<br />

“Our clients, suppliers, staff and<br />

partners are loving the new look of our<br />

electric cars and our bold approach<br />

to such an important issue in today’s<br />

society. We’re not like other real estate<br />

companies, and this is just another<br />

clear example of how we differentiate<br />

ourselves.”<br />

Nor’West Market Snapshot - January<br />

There’s certainly been a lot of discussion regarding what will or will not<br />

Total<br />

Sales Value<br />

$79.8m<br />

Total Number<br />

of Sales<br />

122<br />

Market Commentary<br />

happen with the real estate market in recent weeks, and although we can’t<br />

predict the future, we can say that the doom & gloom forecast for house<br />

prices doesn’t seem to have eventuated. We’re continuing to see strong<br />

buyer demand across all properties and the shortage of listing stock the<br />

market was experiencing prior to COVID-19 seems to have been compounded by lockdown<br />

January <strong>2020</strong><br />

down 21.7% on May last year.<br />

Median Sale Price<br />

$520,000<br />

January 2019<br />

Median Sale Price<br />

$486,000<br />

January property sale values in<br />

Nor’West Christchurch have<br />

increased by 7% on the same<br />

period last year.*<br />

restrictions and a general feeling of uncertainty in the housing market, with total listing stock<br />

REINZ data recently released for May is showing incredibly positive signs of a resilient housing<br />

market in Canterbury with the median asking price in May up 10.7% on the same period last year.<br />

Along with a shortage of houses for sale in Canterbury, other factors are likely to be contributing<br />

(+ 7%) Compared to Januray 2019*<br />

to the resilience of the market. The Canterbury house price index has lagged well behind the rest<br />

of New Zealand in recent times and is due for a “catch-up” one day. It’s been written about by<br />

various economists in the past but the relevance of this now is that there is much less downside<br />

risk in house prices attached to Canterbury than for other parts of New Zealand where prices<br />

have grown strongly in recent years.<br />

Book Online today<br />

Now is a great time to check<br />

the market value of your home,<br />

Additional factors such as a third of properties in New Zealand having no mortgage, the home<br />

ownership rate being low at 62%, mortgage rates at all-time lows and investors purchasing for<br />

scan me<br />

the past 4 years having to have had a 30% deposit are all factors that give a sense of confidence<br />

and reasoning for such a strong re-start for Canterbury property post-lockdown.<br />

Or call 0800 YELLOW<br />

If you’d like to understand more about the effects of COVID-19 on your property, or the wider<br />

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*Statistics have been sourced from REINZ<br />

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