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• By Bea Gooding

AFTER BEING diagnosed with

eye conditions causing gradual

vision loss, Chrissie Whitfield

struggled to find a place for

emotional support.

Her experiences following

diagnosis inspired her to found

#Blindsided NZ, a charity to

connect people affected by vision

loss together to share stories, exchange

information and provide

referrals to other agencies.

The Somerfield resident is

now raising funds to set up the

initiative as a charitable trust in

order to provide a free service

to those accessing the support.

“When I was diagnosed, it

was difficul to know where to

go. I ended up searching for

groups around NZ bu there

weren’t any,” she said.

Diagnosed initially with mild

macular degeneration - where

the central portion of the retina

Events in

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A walk

along

memory

lane

this weekContact Lisa Lynch

New charity

for vision loss

community

central serous chorioretinopathy;

a build-up of fluid causing

further vision loss.

She said her eye conditions

were caused by consistent use of

steroids which helped manage

her asthma.

“I was terrified. I’ve never

gotten the eyesight back that

I lost, but there have been

improvements after months of

lasers and injections,” she said.

“My mother was diagnosed

in the late 70s with macular

degeneration and her vision is

poor. She’s been providing me

with lots of support, she’s my

role model.”

Ms Whitfield currently ran

a support group online under

the same name and had met

members from around the

country going through a similar

journey.

It was a place to ask

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She went to another specialist

and was later diagnosed with

questions and offered hope and

friendship as well as a place to

find important resources about

various eye conditions.

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After 34 years in jail

Child

killer

still a

risk to

society

• By Barry Clarke

AYNSLEY HARWOOD has been asked

three times if she would like to speak

to the man who murdered her young

daughter Louisa more than 30 years ago.

Each time she has refused.

Ms Harwood has no intention of

ever coming face to face with serial

sex offender Peter Joseph Holdem

(above, on the day of his arrest), who

abducted her six-year-old daughter

Louisa Damodran off a Christchurch

street in October, 1985, and killed her.

Holdem, now in his mid 60s, has again

been refused parole for the murder that

rocked New Zealand. He was jailed in

1986 and is serving a life sentence.

He came before the Parole Board

last month. But the hearing had to

be adjourned because the board had

not received a private psychological

report.

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• By Matt Slaughter

NOISY PARTIES and loud

music have been a concern for

some Christchurch residents

since level 1 began.

And the city council says

there have been more noise

complaints compared to this

time last year.

City council head of regulatory

compliance Tracey Weston

said there have been 431 noise

complaints since level 1 began on

June 9.

In comparison, she said in

the same time period last year,

there were 288 noise complaints.

“A possible reason for the 2020

increase could be that more

people have organised gatherings

and parties to compensate for

the time spent apart while in

lockdown as well as restrictions

on event sizes,” she said.

She said the city council is

unable to provide figures on

where the majority of the noise

complaints during level 1 have

come from.

However, members of

Facebook groups for different

parts of Christchurch have

been posting their frustrations

at noise levels since level 1

began.

A post made to the Spreydon

Neighbourhood Network group

on Saturday said: “Lots of loud

banging and bass on Lyttelton St,

those young ones drinking with

their large boom box. How will

we sleep tonight?”

Also on Saturday, someone

wrote on the Beckenham

Neighbourhood (Christchurch

NZ) group saying: “Anyone

know where that loud piano

music is coming from near

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Harness racing trainer faces assault charge

• By Matt Slaughter

A CANTERBURY harness

racing trainer is facing an

assault charge after an incident

at the Kaikoura races in

November.

It is alleged he punched

another trainer leaving him

with a black eye after a verbal

altercation centred around the

ongoing police investigation into

corruption in the harness racing

industry, codenamed Operation

Inca.

The trainer has pleaded not

guilty and has interim name

suppression.

Operation Inca is an

investigation into alleged racefixing

and drug-related matters.

A number of people in the

industry are before the courts on

various charges.

The assault charge comes

as another Canterbury racing

trainer Nigel McGrath pleaded

guilty to three racing charges

brought by the Racing Integrity

Unit earlier this month after a

raid at his Weedons property.

McGrath pleaded guilty

to attempting to administer

a prohibited substance on a

race day, refusing to supply

information to a racecourse

Increase in number of noise

complaints across the city

DISTURBED: Some residents have been asking how will they sleep due to noisy parties

and loud music.

•Tell us about your noisy

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slaughter@starmedia.kiwi

Percival St?

Meanwhile, a post made a few

days earlier on the Hoon Hay

inspector and obstructing a

racecourse inspector during an

investigation.

He has denied an allegation

of tubing a horse with banned

substance sodium bicarbonate.

Racing’s Judicial Control

Authority, which heard the case,

has yet to impose its penalty

on McGrath, who could face a

lengthy ban.

• Miracle man, page 31

Neighbourhood page said: “Hey

all – anyone know where the

doof doof doof music is coming

from? By Lewis St.”

Level 2, 3 and 4 were also

a busy time for noise complaints.

There were 1049 complaints at

level 2, 620 at level 3 and 1263 at

level 4.

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End soon for

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City councillors will consider

signing off on a transfer

agreement which would see

earthquake regeneration

company Regenerate

Christchurch come to an

end at the end of this month.

The organisation was set up

in 2016 to help lead the city’s

post-earthquake regeneration.

The city council and Crown

have agreed to bring forward

Regenerate Christchurch’s

disestablishment to the end of

this month. A report set to be

discussed by councillors today

recommends the company’s

assets are transferred between

the city council and Crown.

Netball centre

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A decision will be made today

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Park. City council staff believe

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If the city council agrees to

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Hagley College to be an anchor

community partner in the new

centre. The city council has $3

million in funding set aside

for a multi-cultural centre in

Christchurch.

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LED lighting on busy

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conform to the Australian/

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Standard. In some incidences,

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Louisa’s mum, cop say he will kill again

• From page 1

Holdem was first eligible for

parole in October 1996 and has

been refused every time he has

appeared before the board.

This time he did not seek to be

released.

But even if he did, it appears he

would have been unsuccessful.

Said board chairman Sir Ron

Young: “Currently he remains

an undue risk. We will see him

again in 18

months time,

by the end of

November 2021,

with hope that

he has been able

to progress.”

Aynsley

Harwood

Sir Ron said

Holdem knew

he had “significant

work” to

do.

Ms Harwood and Mal Griebel,

the retired police detective who

headed the murder investigation,

agree he is still a risk.

Said Ms Harwood: “He’s

always going to kill children. At

the end of the day it’s the Parole

Board’s decision (if Holdem is to

be released). But if he is ever to be

rehabilitated, he will have to do a

child sex offenders course.”

The board was given details of

when Holdem was last considered

for parole in 2017.

Said Sir Ron: “He was then

KILLER: Peter Holdem leaving court in 1986. Holdem is serving a life sentence for the

murder of six-year-old Louisa Damodran in 1985, a crime that rocked New Zealand.

said to have been at high risk

of violence and sex offending

given he had completed group

programmes and one-on-one

programmes with relatively little

progress.

“It was suggested then that

he could be considered for the

Child Sex Offender Treatment

Programme.”

Mr Griebel also thinks

Holdem would kill again if he

was released.

There is no doubt about that.

I don’t know what treatment he

has had but he is not worth the

risk. Whatever the psychiatrists

and psychologists say, they can’t

guarantee he won’t kill again.”

Mr Griebel said he still had

nightmares about the case.

Ms Harwood said she had been

asked three times if she would

want to speak to Holdem.

“I said ‘no’. I wouldn’t want to

do that.”

Holdem was a prolific petty

criminal, and child sex offender,

before he murdered Louisa,

who was days from her seventh

birthday. She would now have

been be 40.

He had a history of stalking

children before convincing them

to go with him, at times on his

bike. He would say their mothers

had said he was able to take them

to see his pet rabbits.

In Louisa’s case, she was walking

home from school in Bromley

when she was either snatched

by Holdem or coerced into his

car. She was just 100m from her

house.

He drove her to the Waimakariri

River, throttled her and then

threw her into the river where she

drowned. Her body was found

downstream three weeks later.

At the time of the murder

Holdem was on parole for the

1982 attempted rape of a 10-yearold.

He has a history of sex

attacks on children dating back

to the 1970s.

In 2007, The Star led a public

campaign to keep Holdem in jail

before he was due to appear before

the Parole Board. He wasn’t

released and the board took the

step of cancelling his parole hearings

for the next three years.

In 2012, the Louisa Damodran

case featured in high profile

psychologist Nigel Latta’s TV

series Beyond the Darklands.

Latta concluded Holdem

should never be released from

prison. • Editorial page 25

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Online sleuth comes up trumps

• By Matt Slaughter

A HIGH-PROFILE hairdresser

whose premises was burgled on his

27th birthday has tracked down,

with the public’s help, the alleged

offender and some stolen items.

Ben Scott, who owns Benny’s

Barber Shop in Disraeli St,

Sydenham, had a Honda CT110

motor-cycle, television, PlayStation

4 and the store’s till, with a

combined value of about $5000,

stolen from his store early on

Monday morning.

Mr Scott posted on Facebook,

giving the alleged burglar, who

was recorded on the store’s cameras,

an ultimatum of handing

himself in by 4pm on Monday

before he reported the incident

to police.

He offered a reward of $200

and a “big hug” if the man

returned the stolen items to the

store.

Said Mr Scott’s post: “Possibly

the best and worst birthday to

date. Waking up to a phone call

that some [clown] has broken

into my shop and decided to help

himself to our TV, PS4, the till

and possibly the funniest bit is

stealing my little pride and joy

the [Honda] CT110 that sat at the

shop for kids to look at. #happybirthdaylol.”

This post was shared 881

times, which helped Mr Scott

RETRIEVED: Ben Scott’s Honda CT110 motor-cycle is

one of the items found after Benny’s Barber Shop was

burgled on Monday.

find the motor-cycle under a

bridge near the store.

At about 5.30pm on Monday,

the other stolen items had not

been returned, so Mr Scott

posted again and extended the

deadline for reporting the

incident to police until 7.30am

on Tuesday.

As Mr Scott was in the process

of reporting the burglary to

police, someone who had seen

the TV and PlayStation being

sold on Facebook Marketplace

for about $600 called him to let

him know.

BREAK-IN: CCTV footage of

Monday’s burglary.

Said Mr Scott: “At Tuesday

lunchtime, I got a phone call

from a private number saying

that I want to be anonymous, but

I’ll let you know who the person

[selling the items] is.”

Mr Scott is unsure if the items

have been sold, but the person

who allegedly stole them is

known to police, who will attempt

to retrieve them.

The person is trying to sell

it on Facebook Marketplace, so

we’ve kind of found where the

TV and the PlayStation is, we’re

just waiting for the cops to go

pick it up for us.

They [police] know the person

anyway, which is ideal.

“We might know pretty soon

where all our stuff is, so that

would be ideal,” he said.

NEWS 5

$400 fine for

docking

puppies’ tails

A CHRISTCHURCH man has

been fined and prosecuted by

the SPCA for docking the tails

of two 10-week-old boxer

puppies.

Geoffery Clark admitted he

removed a portion of the tails

when the puppies were only

three to four-days-old.

He was ordered to pay a $400

fine plus $300 in court and legal

fees for performing the illegal

act.

SPCA chief executive Andre

Midgen said in a press release

“these puppies suffered as a

result of their home surgery

procedure”.

“Tail docking is only able

to be legally performed by a

veterinarian or vet student

under supervision, and only

for therapeutic purposes, not

for breed specific or cosmetic

purposes,” she said.

Clark took the two puppies to

a vet for their vaccinations last

year. This led to the SPCA being

alerted after the vet noticed the

puppies’ tails had been artificially

shortened.

SPCA inspectors visited

Clark’s property, where they

observed one of the puppies as

the other had been sold.

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Quake survivor helping others facing

This week is Volunteer

Week. Louis Day talks

to one of the many

thousands of New

Zealanders who give

up their time to help

others

NINE YEARS ago Brian Coker

was trapped under broken

beams and glass in the PGC

building following the February

22, 2011, earthquake.

His pleas for help were answered

by a doctor, police officer

and firefighter who were left

with no choice but to amputate experience to aide those facing

both of his legs above the knee or adjusting to an amputation.

with a pocket knife and borrowed

hacksaw in order to free source of support. As someone

“We are there to act as a

him from the wreckage.

who has been on a similar journey,

it is about saying there is life

Today, he is using his experience

to help others who have after amputation because it can

suffered a similar fate to him as be a bit of a downward spiral for

a peer support volunteer for the some people, especially if they

New Zealand Artificial Limb lead quite active lifestyles,” he

Service.

said.

About 4400 people across the “Before amputation people

country have amputations with tend to think on about all the

400-450 new amputations occurring

each year.

tion, I try and focus on the

stuff they can’t do after amputa-

Mr Coker, alongside 56 other things you can do.”

trained peer support volunteers His recovery was aided by his

throughout the country, uses his wife of nearly 40 years Helen

Coker, who also acts as a volunteer

for the service, providing

support and advice to people

whose partner’s have had or are

facing amputation.

Mrs Coker thought it was important

the concerns of partners

were acknowledged throughout

the process, which encouraged

her to volunteer as part of the

service.

The couple has provided support

to about eight people since

the service launched in August.

New Zealand Artificial Limb

Service chief executive Sean

Gray said the organisation

wanted to celebrate volunteers

like Mr Coker and Mrs Coker as

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NEWS 7

amputation

Checkpoints return

SPEED: Brian Coker competing in the New York

marathon. He recorded a time of 2hr 9min.

“We know from research

and professional opinion that

access to good peer support can

enhance an amputees quality of

life and help them understand

what can be expected from the

changes they are going through,”

he said.

Since Mr Coker’s amputation,

he has completed both the New

York City and Christchurch

marathons in a hand bike,

finishing the marathon in New

York in 2hr 9min.

He has ambition to return

to New York and finish the

marathon in under two hours

with an interest in one day

completing the London and

Boston marathons in the future.

• By Matt Slaughter

DRINK DRIVING check points

are about to be a familiar sight

again on Canterbury roads.

During the lockdown and levels

two and three, police focused

on speeding drivers. There were

no checkpoints.

Checkpoints are back up and

running in level one, but police

intend to increase their presence

during July with a campaign

focused on alcohol and drug impaired

drivers.

About 30 per

cent of all fatal

crashes involve

alcohol.

Greg Cottam

Said Canterbury

road

policing manager

Inspector

Greg Cottam: “Obviously, with

all of the bars and establishments

open again it’s quite topical and

we want to stop people getting

the better of themselves by

drink driving.

“We want people to do the right

thing before we catch them. We

want to rid the roads of fatal and

trauma-inducing crashes.”

Last year, there were 2281

offences relating to driving under

the influence of alcohol in the

Canterbury police district, the

fifth most of anywhere in New

Zealand.

CHECKS: July will see police

focus on stopping drink and

drug driving, after focusing

on preventing speeding

since the lockdown.

Ahead of Canterbury was

Counties Manukau with 2808

offences, Waitemata with 2577,

Bay of Plenty with 2570 and

Waikato with 2554.

Inspector Cottam said police

focus on preventing a different

cause of crashes every month.

The legal drink driving limit is

250mcg/l.

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2015: Female, 36, 1844mcg/l

2016: Male, 44, 1642mcg/l

2017: Female, 43, 1529 mcg/l

2018: Male, 36, 1625mcg/l

2019: Male, 45, 1768mcg/l (to

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8

NEWS

• By Jess Gibson

THE WHEELS have fallen off a

Sumner skate park plan that took

decades to get off the ground –

and the people who planned to

use it are far from happy.

The Bays Skate and Scooter

Park project in Sumner is on

hold after the Covid-19 crisis

ravaged city council’s books.

The city council originally proposed

spending $417,800 on the

park but the funding is missing

from its 2020/21 draft Annual

Plan.

Sumner Green and Skate

was preparing for the project’s

consultation phase ahead of its

planned construction at the Nayland

St site later this year.

The group’s chairwoman

Charlie Hudson said they are

“extremely disappointed” to learn

that the project could be delayed.

The plans were set to be presented

to the community after

“many hours of work” from the

city council’s parks team, volunteers

and more than 100 young

people.

It took the city council more

than 25 years to deliver a skate

facility for the area and even one

more year would be a long time

for a young person to wait, she

said.

Sumner youth were “really

frustrated and disappointed at

their voices not being heard”.

skate park is built.

As a consequence of the postponement,

young people might

get the impression their interests

and passions are not important

or worthy, she said.

Skateboarders will

continue to use a temporary

wooden skate

ramp until their new

permanent skate park is

built, she said.

City council head of

parks Andrew Rutledge

told the group residual

funding from this year

will be carried forward to

keep the project moving

through its consultation, detailed

design and other phases.

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Wheels fall off skate park plan

MAKESHIFT: Sumner skateboarders will continue to use a

temporary wooden skate ramp until their new permanent

The build budget would be part

of the 2021/2022 financial year

but if it were sped up, the council

could get the funding in line with

construction milestones

via a “bring back change

request”.

The budget was

cut as part of the city

council’s response to a

$99 million shortfall as

a result of the Covid-19

crisis.

Various other

Andrew community projects

Rutledge are also facing cuts

in the draft Annual

Plan, which is out for public

consultation until June 29.

Christchurch/Wanaka

flights could be

running in six weeks

A SCHEDULED air service

between Christchurch and

Wanaka could be up and

running within six weeks, if

there is enough support.

Managing director of Sounds

Air Andrew Crawford said today

he was carrying out a survey

into the potential for 15 scheduled

return flights per week,

with flights every day and up to

three some days.

“We’ve had pretty good

success Wellington to Taupo,

Wellington to Westport and

Blenheim to Christchurch so it

seems like a logical extension to

the network.”

The flying time, using a

nine-seat Pilatus PC12, would

be about 45 minutes, and fares

would range from $169 to $279

each way.

Air New Zealand advertised

fares between Queenstown

and Christchurch for today at

between $129 and $335.

Mr Crawford said one of the

advantages of the proposed service

for passengers was not having

to drive across the Crown

Range to Queenstown Airport.

“What people are buying is

convenience.

“You go to your local airport.

“It’s a service for Wanaka and

Christchurch people; it’s not a

service for Queenstown.

“We think it will be very

popular.”

Sounds Air already operates

six Pilatus and four Cessna

Caravans between Wellington,

Picton, Nelson, Blenheim,

Taupo, Westport, Christchurch

and Paraparaumu.

The company’s online survey

said no additional infrastructure

was required at Wanaka Airport.

“Sounds Air will use the existing

runway, terminal building

and local staff.”

Air New Zealand stopped

running its Eagle Air service to

Wanaka in 2013.

Mr Crawford said that service

ran during the middle of the day

while Sounds Air would operate

in the morning and at night

“when people want to travel”.

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NEWS 9

Botched repairs still turning up in city

PRE-SALE building inspections

are continuing to uncover

hundreds of Christchurch

homes with botched repairs or

undeclared damage.

This comes as a $300 million

government compensation

scheme, designed to help those

caught out with damaged houses,

is due to wrap up.

As of February, the Earthquake

Commission had bailed out 561

homeowners who had found

botched repairs or undeclared

damage only after buying their

house.

But any damage found after

August 14 this year would not

qualify for compensation.

Nicky Holland was recently

in the market for a home in

Christchurch and said she was

shocked at the state of many of

the houses up for sale – 10 years

on from the earthquakes.

“Lots of houses that had had

their full repairs done apparently,

but still had issues. I mean,

we walked into some of these

houses, the floors were all over

the place. It was quite clearly

something not right. You know,

houses that have been repaired

but paint was tearing.”

One home in Huntsbury, less

than 30 years old, had more than

$100,000 worth of repairs done

but was still not right.

“We were really confident,

thought you know, this is the

one. And then we got a building

report, a full building report

done and that came back with

floor levels being out of level by

50ml, in one room.”

The damage was a deal breaker

for Ms Holland.

Shockingly the home went

back on the market and was sold

within a month.

Some houses she saw didn’t

require a building report for her

to know things were not right.

The floors were all over the

place. And we walked around

the outside looking at the ring

foundation and sort of tapped

the plaster as we went around

the house and you could actually

hear that hollow sound as you got

to bog.”

Ms Holland is well qualified to

comment on buying a home in

post-quake Christchurch, having

fallen victim to a botched EQC

repair herself.

But she worried about the lack

of knowledge out there amongst

the house buying public.

“And there were people saying

‘it’s really lovely isn’t it’ and we’d

BROKEN: Hundreds of

Christchurch homes

are having botched

repairs or undeclared

damage uncovered in

pre-sale inspections.

say ‘yeah, it is, but there’s obviously

some issues here’. And they

would just give us this glazed

look.”

The chair of the Law Society’s

property section and Christchurch

lawyer, Duncan Terris, said

up to a fifth of the cases that

came across his desk involved

people only discovering damage

after they had bought a house.

“Part of the issue will be pretty

much invisible, not really seen

defects. Such as piles underneath

the house that have been propped

up, not properly redone. Cracks

filled inadequately.”

There was a cottage industry

in the city of builders buying up

written off homes, fixing them

and then on selling them.

In this way, some homes that

should have been demolished

were finding their way back in to

circulation, he said.

“Most of the time, they will

do thorough work. I am aware

of some properties that have

been bought ‘as is where is’ and

basically patch repairs done. So if

you’re buying something that has

been perhaps only bought a few

months prior, I would certainly

be asking for evidence of work

done.”

Mr Terris said hidden quake

damage could be as big as the

leaky homes crisis, but did not

believe the Government should

extend its compensation scheme

beyond one year, saying it could

not go on forever.

As the August deadline

loomed, Ms Holland had this

advice for those who worried

their home may not be the nest

egg they had hoped for.

“If I had a house that had been

repaired by Fletchers, I would be

going back and asking for a reassessment

... for peace of mind if

nothing else.”

EQC Minister Grant Robertson

declined to be interviewed.

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Connecting Your Community

stop rates increases in response

to the Covid-19 crisis.

City counci lors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

le ter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

year.

The city council is proposing

an average rates increase of 4.65

per cent acro s a l ratepayers in

this year’s Draft Annual Plan

which is cu rently under public

consultation until April 5 and

wi l be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the cu rent environment it’s

clear busine s as usual is not

a propriate and the council

n eds to l ok at how we enable

– page 4

Thursday, March 19, 2020

– pages 6 & 7

ACTION: Six city counci lors including

Catherine Chu, Sam MacDonald (top right),

James Daniels (above left) and Aaron

Keown have ca led on Mayor Lianne Dalziel

to lead a conversation on how to achieve a

zero per cent rates increase this year.

this 12-month rates increase

fr eze to o cur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

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

Chamber of Commerce Covid-19. We wi l discu s these Covid-19 pandemic.

dinary circumstances related to the economy in response to the

the city council n eded was for not entirely funded by rates, and

someone to hi the panic bu ton. the consequences that wi l flow and other key players so we are options with elected members The bi gest b ost is $5.1

“Calm heads must and wi l from decisions we make. best prepared for the economic as we develop the Annual Plan,” bi lion towards wage subsidies

prevail,” she said.

The Annual Plan is not cha lenges that lie ahead.” she said.

for affected busine ses in a l

“Our residents and busine ses signed off for thr e months so City council chief executive The push from city counci lors sectors and regions.

wi l be depending on us to we have time to ge this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a for a fr eze on rates rises comes

make adjustments, and we wi l,

•Tips for weathering virus, p3

A the same time, the council zero rates rise out.

shortly after Minister of Finance

however, we wi l n ed advice is m eting with our economic

•Mayor’s column, p9

“We’re considering a series of Grant Robertson announced

on the impacts on a l aspects of development agency, Christch-

options in light of the extraor-

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

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

the eastern suburbs start to

Northern Corridor opening has

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

been delayed by six months.

THE earthquake-damaged

aspirations for the area come to

The CNC was due to open in

former Sockburn Service Centre

fruition.

the middle of this year, but last

could finally be demolished in

During October’s local body

week the New

July – if the funding needed is

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

Zealand Transport

Agency

It comes as the

obtained.

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

as one of her main priorities for

time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

“We need a fully integrated

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

Readers respond

Chance to the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

the city council’s

would essentially be an alliance Helpless to

Victorious

Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

flooding

with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS

cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

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demolition of the site would be

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD upon Julia by council.

effects of this motorway for six

South New Brighton School pupil Jacob McMillan enjoying the foam pit at Christchurch School of

City councillors are yet to pass

Gymnastics, which opened its doors to pupils while the school was closed due to fire damage.

Holmes is on a mission on to

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

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and maths.

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taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the Main South Rd, has been a source

and maths.

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to the Covid-19 crisis.

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CONTENT MARKETING

Each week we profile a local Christchurch organisation

to give them a plug and see how they’re going as the

country eases into recovery. This week we spoke to

Vinita Kaushal, people and capability manager at

Stepping Stone Trust

On the up

Stevens heads strong

Selwyn Sounds line-up

• By Matt Slaughter

JON STEVENS of Noiseworks

will head next year’s Selwyn

Sounds and he is just one of a

number of iconic Kiwi artists who

will be performing at the festival.

The event, at Lincoln Domain,

scheduled for March 6, will

celebrate its fifth anniversary next

year.

Tickets are on sale from today

unless sold out prior through

pre-sales.

Stevens will be performing a

number of hits from Noiseworks

and INXS.

The former frontman of these

bands will rock out chart-toppers

such as Devil Inside, Suicide

Blonde, Need you Tonight and

Original Sin from INXS.

The event will also include a

number of other Kiwi artists, with

Stevens, Stan Walker and The

Jordan Luck Band sharing the stage

with Annie Crummer, Op Shop’s

Jason Kerrison, The Lady Killers –

Tina Cross, Suzanne Lynch and

Jackie Clarke, Supergroove’s Che

Fu, Nathan King and Andy Lynch

from Zed and Rodney Fisher from

Goodshirt.

They will perform their own

tracks, then come together as

duos to play Kiwi rock anthems.

The Remnants of Hello Sailor

and crowd favourite cover band

Automatic 80s will round out the

day of entertainment.

Said Stevens: “I’m really looking

forward to coming home for the

music and the seafood and of

course to see all the locals from

Lincoln, Canterbury, Oamaru,

Timaru and music lovers from all

around New Zealand rocking out

with us. I’m pleased to be sharing

the stage with a huge line-up of

stars such as Stan [Walker] and

Jordan [Luck], [and] Che Fu.”

Said festival director David Parlane:

“It’s an honour to be celebrating

our fifth anniversary of Selwyn

Top: The Lady Killers – Suzanne Lynch, Jackie Clarke and

Tina Cross. Bottom: Che Fu and Stan Walker.

Sounds and be putting back into

the local events industry, who have

struggled without work.

“It’s about the AV and lighting

guys, the riggers, the drum

rentals, the roadies and the

musicians who haven’t been on

stage in a long time. But more

importantly for our music fans

and event-goers who get to sing

and dance the day away. Leave the

kids at home, relax, enjoy some

great refreshments, yummy food

and great New Zealand music in

a fun and vibrant environment

with friends,” said Mr Parlane.

There will be more than 30 food

vendors offering a number of

delicacies.

This year’s event sold out with

a crowd of thousands, so fans

should purchase tickets early to

avoid missing out.

•Selwyn Sounds tickets can

be purchased from https://

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The full line-up is:

Jon Stevens of Noiseworks

Stan Walker

The Remnants of Hello Sailor

The Jordan Luck Band

Annie Crummer

Op Shop’s Jason Kerrison

Supergroove’s Che Fu

Nathan King and Andy Lynch

from Zed

Rodney Fisher from Goodshirt

The Lady Killers – Tina Cross,

Suzanne Lynch and Jackie Clarke

Automatic 80s

Tell us about Stepping Stone

Trust, Vinita

SST is a not-for-profit

charitable trust providing

residential and communitybased

support services to

Cantabrians who experience

mental distress. Each week our

services reach over 500 people

in the Canterbury region,

making SST one of the larger

mental health service providers

in New Zealand. Our team of

130 employees manages 55

beds for long-term residents,

provides respite care for youth

and adults confronting a crisis,

visits people in their homes and

the community, and delivers

medication to clients across the

region.

The recent lockdown has

been tough on everyone, what

was the toughest aspect for

SST and its people? How did

you adapt?

Lockdown was a significant

upheaval, particularly for our

long-term residential care

operation. Each house was

split into two wings to prevent

infection. We also created an

isolation unit complete with

24/7 care to manage any

suspect Covid-19 contact cases.

The transition to at-home

work went smoothly, thanks to

our mobile-ready community

workers and remote desktop IT

environment.

Now that lockdown

has been relaxed, are

you expecting to operate

differently? What aspects of

your charity do you think will

change permanently?

The future of working from

home is up for discussion. We

need to determine how it will

be formally integrated into the

way we work. However, the

recent lockdown highlighted

significant benefits.

What role does technology

play at SST as you adjust to

the so-called new normal?

Which technology has been

most helpful? Are you using

any new technology now?

Our community workers

are mobile, so working from

home posed few problems.

Supported by

For everyone else, virtual

desktops provided remote

access to essential information

and computer systems.

Consequently, the switch to

working from home was almost

seamless.

By good luck or divine

intervention, a week before

lockdown we secured a

bunch of second-hand laptop

computers from the council,

which ensured key individuals

were equipped to work from

anywhere. Staff also used

tablets to communicate with

resident families and conduct

assessments via Skype and

ZOOM.

Home Wi-Fi was problematic

for a few clients/support

workers, mostly during video

calls, which are particularly

taxing on broadband.

Restricing the use of apps to

mobile technology seemed

to fix the problem. During

lockdown we took our newlylaunched

in-person “Recovery

College” on line, building a

great virtual community from

around the country and even

the United States. We wouldn’t

have achieved the same result

with a face-to-face format.

Digital is the way forward.

Do you have a sense of

what the future looks like for

SST?

Funding is a challenge for

charities. You’ve got to find a

balance between aspirations

and practical realities – and that

means making do with what

you’ve got, even when what

you’ve got is getting old. CCL

helps us find the right balance to

ensure that we invest the modest

amount we have in areas that

deliver the best return.

Finally, what lessons have

you learned from this chapter

in our history?

When you’re an essential

service you’ve got to be

adaptable – because people are

counting on you to be there. It

is important for technology to

be up to the job, which is why

working from home has for

most part been successful. But

the at-home workforce isn’t

the complete answer, because

wellness has a human face –

and that never looks as good

via ZOOM.

https://www.stepstone.org.

nz/

Phone 338 6390


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OUR PEOPLE

DAVID HARVEY

Reality of police work from early age

David Harvey served

40 years in the police,

retiring in 2017. He

was made a member

of the New Zealand

Order of Merit as part

of this year’s Queen’s

Birthday Honours. Matt

Slaughter talks to the

former detective senior

sergeant about his time

in the police and what

he has been up to since

retiring

When did you join the police

and what was it like back then?

I joined in 1977 as an 18-yearold

and immediately was

confronted with the reality of

dealing with people whose life

experiences were well outside

mine at that stage. By that I

mean [I was] having to deal

with domestic violence within

relationships [which] I found a

real challenge considering the

age difference for whom we were

and the way that, historically,

domestic violence was dealt

with. The reality that domestic

violence, sexual violence and

violence in the family are much

more higher on the priorities,

which, to me, is so much better

than it used to be, creating

pathways for people to have

COMMITTED: David Harvey has been enjoying his golf since retiring from a 40-year police

career and is men’s club captain and a volunteer at Coringa Golf Club, Mcleans Island.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

happier lives and [have] happier

resolutions.

What are some of the most

memorable moments you had

during your time in the police?

The honour that I have

received, I have to put it down to

the fact that I’ve worked within

and with so many motivated

investigators. So, there are

many investigations where

there have been highlights

as a result of it but all those

are team results. Challenging

investigations would be the

Ben Smart and Olivia Hope

[disappearance] investigation

because of the enormity of the

investigation that was required

[and] the reality of the number

of people that had to be spoken

to complete the investigation

and have many of those people

available to give evidence at the

trial.

Are there any other memories

that stick out to you?

I suppose, for me, police

work’s not about me, you know.

Memorable times was having the

victim, family or group of people

who had suffered from trauma

able to talk of how they felt

the investigation of the special

process went well for them. You

know, you feel that you’ve done

something good for people and

I don’t want to highlight any

particular individuals, but that’s

a positive for me.

What roles did you fill during

your time in the police?

Principally, I’ve always been

in Canterbury. I suppose, for

me, I spent many years as a

detective senior sergeant within

the Christchurch city area and

over that time, there were a

number of homicides centred

around the ladies of the night

and I was fortunate to work

with a group of like-minded

people who wanted to change the

susceptibility for those people

becoming victims.

What does it mean to you

to have been made a member

of the New Zealand Order of

Merit?

It was a great surprise and an

honour. [I] hope that we may

have changed some of the things

to make victims feel happier

with the police performance,

and victims, of course, also

include family members and

everyone else as you go along

that pathway.

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OUR PEOPLE

‘You have to enjoy things while you are able to’

What have you been up to

since retiring in 2017?

I’ve gone back to work to help

them out a couple of times and

most recently, I’ve helped out

within the Operation Dean

family liaison team working

within the communities

associated with both Al Noor

and the Linwood mosques. I

found that a very rewarding

opportunity, working again with

a motivated group of people

who were trying to help the

community bring themselves out

of the grief and tragedy that had

happened.

I play a bit of golf. I do a

lot of cycling and try to keep

myself relatively active when the

weather’s right.

I’m hopefully active within my

family, so it’s great. I have three

grandchildren and two children.

What is the most valuable

lesson you learnt during your

time in the police?

Gut feeling and caution. By

gut feeling, if you don’t feel

confident with something, then

do a meticulous investigation.

Go with your gut feeling and

make sure that a meticulous

investigation gets undertaken.

How much of a role did your

family play in supporting you

throughout your career?

A tremendous role. I don’t

know whether to use the word

good fortune, but I was away

on many investigations out

of Christchurch and my wife

Sharon and family had to help

out with our children Brooke

and Scott. So, you know, if I use

the example of Operation Tam,

which is Ben [Smart] and Olivia

[Hope], I was away for four

months, if not longer.

Tell me about your golf game

and what you like about the

sport?

I have this awful philosophy

that you have to enjoy things

while you’re able to, and golf is

one of those individual sports,

yet it’s so important to enjoy the

opportunity of being able to play.

As you become older, the need

for company and exercise is so

HIGH

PROFILE:

Former

Detective

Senior

Sergeant David

Harvey worked

on cases

such as the

Marlborough

Sounds

murders of

Ben Smart

and Olivia

Hope.

important. So yes, I enjoy both

the company [and] I enjoy the

pressure that goes with the game

even though my game can’t take

the pressure.

I’m the club captain at Coringa

[Golf Club], so I’ve been involved

within the club for 20 years now

and I’ve played it much longer

than that.

FORE: In his spare time David

Harvey is a keen golfer, even

having played at St Andrew’s

in Scotland.

What is your golf handicap?

It fluctuates, it’s around about

eight.

What is the most memorable

thing that has ever happened to

you on a golf course?

We were playing at St Andrew’s

and [had] two holes to play and

I could see the weather coming

in from the sea and I was playing

with two Scottish guys. One

of them took his jersey off and

had his umbrella out. I said why

are you doing that? He said:

‘Well, you want to have a dry,

warm jersey when you go into

the clubrooms.’ Thunder and

lightning and rain hit as we got to

the 18th tee block and I thought I

was going to die on the course. I

would have been happy to die . . .

in my happy place

If you could play a round with

one golfer dead or alive, who

would it be?

Tiger Woods just because of his

stickability and guts. You have to

be. You’ve got to have stickability,

it’s one of the hugely important

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festive season rolls round. So, clever types realised the solution

was to have two Christmas celebrations a year - a summerthemed

one for the actual day, and a faux Yuletide marked in the

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South Pacific when the festive season rolls round. So, clever types

realised the solution was to have two Christmas celebrations

a year - a summer-themed one for the actual day, and a faux

Yuletide marked in the middle of the southern winter, when

heavy, tasty feasts in a snug dining room surrounded by friends

and family make far more sense.

With mid-winter Christmas parties now firmly established in

the Kiwi calendar, this could be the year for you to take your

celebration to a new level.

- Decorate your area as a winter wonderland

- Host a Mid-Winter Tea Party

- A holiday meal celebration

- Or games night with games such as Christmas Pictionary,

Christmas Quiz, Pass the parcel, Christmas Carol Sing-off or

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- Present optional

The Canterbury Film Society’s July-August

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including Bustamante’s Ixcanul

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Furthermore, as the 2020 International

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MOTORING

Quite simply I don’t understand how it works, two

companies under the one umbrella selling similar

models.

I’m talking about Hyundai and Kia, both of which

have released the Venue and Seltos respectively, small

sport utility vehicles that have just landed in the New

Zealand market.

I’m a big believer in shared product development and

componentry, it makes for cost savings which then

trickle down to the customer, but these two models

compete in a tight market where choices will be made

solely on cost and value.

I drove the Kia Seltos evaluation in late March. The

car in this evaluation is Hyundai’s Venue, and while

both share the same floorpan and many similarities,

there are plenty of differing features such as exterior

design and drivelines.

The Venue also has a shorter wheelbase than the

Seltos, and measures just 4m against the Seltos at

4.3m. But therein lies a bit of a trick, for those who

definitely want, or need, a small SUV then the Venue

is the pick.

It fits into a market where the buyer will benefit from

the easy access up front and tall seat height, it’s great

for those in my generation who are advancing in

years. If you don’t have young ones in tow or seldom

have rear seat passengers and like the manoeuvrability

short cars offer, then the Venue has advantages.

It also has a more traditional driveline, its 1.6-litre

engine is paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox, as

opposed to the continuously variable transmission

in the Seltos. And if you are already thinking that the

Venue’s 1591cc engine wouldn’t compete against its

stablemate’s 2-litre unit, then think again. Hyundai

rate the Venue at 90kW and 151Nm, and although

both outputs are realised tall in the rev band at

6300rpm and 4850rpm respectively, the engine

doesn’t work overly hard.

That’s because at just over 1100kg, the Venue in total

is a lightweight, and that doesn’t ask much from under

the bonnet.

This engine is used widely across the Hyundai/Kia

range, in turbo and non-turbo form, it is a sweet

unit that delivers smoothly and quietly. The naturally

aspirated unit in the Venue is responsive and fills the

close gaps between gears easily.

In terms of performance, the Venue will reach

100km/h from a standstill in 11sec. It isn’t a fast car,

but then again, the market it is destined for doesn’t

require speed, it is capable amidst the hurly burly of

today’s traffic, and that is all that would be requested

from it.

Hyundai claims a combined cycle average fuel usage

figure of 7.2-litres per 100km. That fits well with the

consumption gauge in the test car, it was showing

8.4l/100km when I returned it to the dealership.

In Elite form the Venue has enough wizardry to keep

buyers happy. Major items of fitment include part

leather trim, keyless entry and ignition, central screen

touch display, Apple Car Play and Android Auto

capability and heated steering wheel, the latter ideal

for those frosty Canterbury mornings soon to arrive.

For safety, the Venue has a lot of the kit Hyundai has

developed for its car range. The list is too extensive

to detail, but I’m sure it will easily fit a five-star

Australasian New Car Assessment Program rating

when crash testing is carried out.

If you don’t need all the bells and whistles of the

Elite, the Venue also lands here in entry-level form, it

doesn’t miss out on much and will still give plenty of

satisfaction within the buying experience.

The Venue lands at a special launch price. It lists at

$27,990 for a limited time. It will go up to $29,990 at

any given point, and you’d need to add $4k for Elite

trim.

That doesn’t quite meet the keen price of Kia Seltos,

but it is close and with the Venue’s extra goodies I

guess buyer choice will come down to whatever feels

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RETIREMENT

VILLAGES

Security, freedom from home maintenance worries, support,

companionship and on-site healthcare are just some of

the reasons why you might be contemplating the move to

a Retirement Village. But, the implications of buying in a

Retirement Village are varied and often seem quite complex.

It’s not the same as buying a residential property. The most

important thing to remember is that this decision is about

you and the type of lifestyle you want. Here are some things

to keep in mind when you’re thinking about the move to

Retirement Village living.

The Lifestyle – what kind of lifestyle do you want? Think

about the things that are “must haves” for you and pick a

Village which enables you to achieve your goals. Look at

different Villages and speak to the residents to ensure that the

Village you pick ticks all your boxes.

Your Future - does the Village have Hospital or Dementia

level care? If your needs change, are you able to move within

the Village to a different level of care? And what costs are

involved?

Ownership – there are different legal structures used in

Retirement Villages with the most common being Licences to

Occupy. These do not transfer ownership, as such, but rather,

they confer a licence to occupy a certain unit at the Village

until a given event. You are required to seek legal advice before

you sign an Occupation Right Agreement and the terms must

be explained to you.

The Money – make sure you understand exactly what your

purchase price or “Entry Payment” is paying for. What ongoing

fees are there? Will those fees change? If so, how will

they change? On ending your Agreement, what money will be

refunded to you? How is this calculated? What costs will be

taken out of any refund and when will you receive it?

Safeguards – are there any safeguards?

Is the Retirement Village registered?

How financially strong is the Village?

How long is the cooling off period,

during which you can change your mind

and receive a refund of your deposit

(there is a minimum of 15 working days

after you sign the Occupation Right

Agreement)?

The decision to move into a retirement

village is not one you should rush. Take

time and consider all your options.

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5 Author of The Iliad (5)

8 Highways (5)

9 Malicious retaliation (7)

10 Lifting device (7)

11 Kings of the jungle (5)

12 Liverpool's river (6)

14 Large gun (6)

18 Performed in a play (5)

20 Marine mammal (7)

22 North African country (7)

23 Plant fibre used for making rope (5)

24 Disreputable (5)

25 Female siblings (7)

DOWN

1 Ennui (7)

2 Professorship (5)

3 Antagonistic (7)

4 Industrial action (6)

5 Slum dwelling (5)

6 Seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean (7)

7 Scottish dances (5)

13 Went to bed (7)

15 Books of maps (7)

16 Flummox (7)

17 Accessories (3-3)

18 Media (anag) (5)

19 Rot (5)

21 Overly eager speed (5)

Make a checklist of the reasons for and

against and involve your family and

friends in your decision making process.

It is also important to ensure you have

the appropriate legal and financial

advice.

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Hearing loss is caused by dysfunction of the inner ear, the

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Long-term exposure to loud noises, especially high-frequency

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3 Antagonistic (7)

4 Industrial action (6)

5 Slum dwelling (5)

6 Seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean (7)

7 Scottish dances (5)

14 Large gun (6)

18 Performed in a play (5)

20 Marine mammal (7)

22 North African country (7)

23 Plant fibre used for making rope

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24 Disreputable (5)

25 Female siblings (7)

13 Went to bed (7)

15 Books of maps (7)

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essential immune system nutrients vitamin

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Thursday June 25 2020 The Star

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

OPINION 25

The coming week in our history

Louisa Damodran Mal Griebel Peter Holdem

Society is a safer place

with Holdem behind bars

THE YEARS fly by.

It doesn’t seem that long ago

the now long-retired Detective

Inspector Mal Griebel was

leading the hunt for missing sixyear-old

Louisa Damodran. But

in fact it was 30-odd years ago,

1985 to be exact.

Griebel’s regular updates on

3ZB became legendary as the city

waited with baited breath in the

hope she had been found alive.

She had gone missing on

her way home from school in

Bromley, and a huge search was

under way.

As appeals for sightings of

Louisa continued, behind the

scenes police already knew the

situation was grim.

A member of the public told

police a car she was following

contained a child who matched

the description of Louisa.

The child seemed distressed,

almost wanting to get out of the

vehicle, but she put it down to an

argument with the male driver,

probably her father.

With this information and a

good description of the car, it

From the

editor’s desk

Barry Clarke

didn’t take long for Holdem to

become suspect No 1. A known

child sex offender, he had just

been released from prison.

He was tracked to a motor

camp in Woodend, where he was

staying with a woman.

Holdem was a career

criminal who was used to being

interviewed by the police. He

would not be an easy customer

to crack.

He stuck to his story he wasn’t

anywhere near Bromley when

Louisa went missing. It was

initially backed up by the woman

he was staying with, but as time

went by the stories began to

change.

It was the moment detectives

were waiting for. The door had

slightly opened and in they went.

Holdem’s alibi was quickly shot

down. Police knew they had their

man.

But it was too late for Louisa.

Holdem had throttled her and

thrown her in the Waimak where

she had drowned.

Today on page 1 we report

another Parole Board hearing to

determine if Holdem is safe to be

released in the community.

Not surprisingly he isn’t.

Holdem himself didn’t even seek

parole. He probably knew he

wouldn’t get it.

Holdem is now in his mid-60s

and has been in jail since 1986.

Society is a safer place with him

behind bars.

– barry@starmedia.kwi

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in the late 1850s as an attempt

to unite the tribes, prevent land

sales and make laws for Māori.

Appointed as the first Māori king

in 1858, Pōtatau Te Wherowhero

died two years later.

June 26, 1918 – The Australian

steamer Wimmera was sunk by

a mine laid north of Cape Maria

van Diemen in 1917 by the

German raider Wolf. Twenty-six

of its 151 passengers and crew

were killed.

June 27, 1975 – Mark

Williams topped the New

Zealand music charts with

Yesterday Was Just the Beginning

of my Life.

June 28, 1973 – HMNZS

Otago sails for Mururoa French

nuclear testing zone. Prime

Minister Norman Kirk told the

242 crew of the Otago that their

Mururoa protest mission was

an honourable one − they were

to be silent witness[es] with

the power to bring alive the

conscience of the world. France

had conducted atmospheric

nuclear tests at Mururoa, an atoll

1250km south-east of Tahiti,

since 1966. The test site was

dismantled following France’s

last underground explosion in

1996.

June 29, 1862 – White Swan

wrecked. No one died but many

irreplaceable Government

records were lost when the

steamer hit a reef on the

Wairarapa coast. The 1862

Parliamentary session was

the first held in Wellington.

The White Swan was carrying

politicians and records from

the capital, Auckland. After the

ship struck the reef, the cases of

documents were hoisted on deck

but proved too heavy for the

ship’s small boats. Thrown into

the sea in the hope they would

float ashore, they were last seen

heading for Chile.

June 30, 1939 – The first

issue of the New Zealand

Listener was published. From

major investigative stories

to crosswords, the Listener

published the serious, the trivial

and everything in between. The

Listener’s was one of the country’s

top-selling and best-loved

magazines when its owner, the

Hamburg-based Bauer Media

Group, closed down its New

Zealand publications this year.

July 1, 1988 – Bastion

Point land returned. The

Government announced that

it had agreed to the Waitangi

Tribunal’s recommendation that

Takaparawhā (Bastion Point) on

the southern shore of Auckland’s

Waitematā Harbour be returned

to local iwi Ngāti Whātua.

Protesters had occupied Bastion

Point in early 1977 after the

Government revealed that

expensive houses would be built

on former Ngāti Whātua reserve

land. The protesters, under the

banner of the Ōrākei Māori

Action Committee, refused

to leave their ancestral lands

and occupied Bastion Point for

506 days. On May 25, 1978,

when the Government sent in a

massive force of police and army

personnel to evict the occupiers,

222 protesters were arrested

and their temporary meeting

house, buildings and gardens

were demolished. The Bastion

Point occupation became one of

the most famous protest actions

in New Zealand history. Ten

years later the Waitangi Tribunal

supported Māori claims to

the land, and the Government

accepted this finding.

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26

OPINION

Environment Canterbury

adopts Annual Plan

It’s a year since Environment Canterbury

declared a climate-change emergency

JENNY THE FORMAL HUGHEY adoption explains of what an

the Annual council Plan has and been the doing. setting of

since Environment Environment Canterbury

rates is a yearly milestone for

every The formal council.

declaration of a

state of emergency across Canterbury Chair

Canterbury Annual plans was one outline of the what most

serious, councils climate-change and intend colourful, to do, moments and what

Jenny emergency

Hughey

in they plan regional to spend council’s doing more it, than

30-year for the coming history.

by sea-level rise this century and

year (July 1 to and enhance that work.

fleet our hybrid productive or long-range and protected electric

June A year 30). ago this Saturday,

land

Environment

That work included setting by jeopardised 2022. Carbon by the emissions arrival and from

at 11.49am, It is worth Environment noting that up a climate-change integration air spread travel of across new, exotic the organisation

Canterbury Annual Plan became will have New

weeds and

Canterbury already Zealand’s programme in the Chair

Long-term Plan are pests offset from via warmer our own climates. biodiversity

first been council consulted to proclaim on once such with an

Jenny Hughey

2018-28, ensuring climate change programmes.

emergency, the community formally as part dedicating

All these eventualities have

of the was actively considered across to According be planned to and a Madworld prepared report

itself

council’s

to consideration

Long-Term

of

Plan

climate

for,

(which workstreams, increasing visibility in

looks

and enhance

out 10 years).

that work.

fleet hybrid or long-range electric

and 2019, Environment our gross emissions Canterbury were

change at the heart of all it does.

of the science and what we know 2253

That work included setting by 2022. Carbon emissions from

will remain tonnes of in carbon the vanguard dioxide

The declaration highlighted

of

That is why, if the council is about the impact of climate (CO2)

up a climate-change integration air travel across the organisation

these climate equivalent, change compared efforts. with

that all the work Environment

now proposing a significant change on Canterbury, and liaising removals One example of 7883 is the tonnes $40 million of CO2-

Canterbury programme does in the – from Long-term Plan

change

2018-28,

from

ensuring

what

climate

was agreed

change

in on are the offset issue via with our iwi own and biodiversity regional equivalent Waimakariri through River our flood efficiency

freshwater management to

the

was

Long-Term

actively considered

Plan, they

across

will partners, programmes. other local authorities efforts protection and from project, forestry completed planting

biodiversity and biosecurity,

bring workstreams, the Annual increasing Plan back visibility to and According central government. to a Madworld report across late last 2700 year. hectares.

transport and urban development

The network of

in 2019, our gross emissions were

to the of air the community. quality, science and and also what regional

As an organisation, we have floodgates The changing and stopbanks climate will will pose

we know 2253 tonnes of carbon dioxide

leadership about Environment the – impact has a Canterbury climate of climate change

also made significant progress in many protect risks half to a life million and livelihood people and

(CO2) equivalent, compared with

focus. adopted change on the Canterbury, 2020/21 Annual addressing our own greenhousegas

emissions, with our

we business have seen assets how from occasional, a possible

in $8 Canterbury. billion of community In recent years and

and liaising removals of 7883 tonnes of CO2-

Plan on Currently, the last issue week. under with iwi the and Resource regional equivalent through our efficiency

Management partners, The plan other requires Act, local regional a authorities 4 per cent

Christchurch

efforts

While

and

keen building

from

to

forestry

invest receiving in

planting

the a but “super ECan’s extreme, flood”. 4 per weather cent events rates increase have

councils increase and central are in total required government. rates only revenue. to adapt “market-leading” future, across 2700 as we hectares. are energy with public efficiency had for The huge 2020/21 last effects major includes on flood residents 2.3 was per in and

to That climate As is an 5.8 organisation, change, per cent not less mitigate rating

we than have transport, of 5.0

The changing for out example, of 6 in the

climate will we year are infrastructure December

pose cent for inflation 1957, around when and the 0.8 parts South per

it originally also – that made responsibility proposed significant in is progress the to

draft in also

February

many trying

on

risks to life help

the National

and enable livelihood post-

Island. of

cent

Coutts

for public

Island

transport

in Belfast

service

and

Government’s, Kainga were swamped by river

Annual addressing Plan. our

but

own

could

greenhousegas

Savings emissions, ‘adapt were mode’

change. Australian Built Environment The driest parts of our region,

Covid Canterbury. recovery In in recent the region. years flow

improvements.

Even peaking at 3990 cubic

with made our

many Rating System New Zealand. along the Marlborough coast and

by reducing we Even have so, seen reducing how occasional, rates is no metres The remainder per second of (cumecs). the increase

of

reserves Christchurch

Environment

for flood building

Canterbury’s The building’s features include across much of the Canterbury

protection, receiving a easy but extreme, task, simply weather because events so have The is for protection spending scheme on priority

existing has been

with “market-leading”

policies and

provision energy

plans

place to efficiency

already 184 solar panels which can Plains, are expected to get even

borrow much had huge of what effects councils on residents do is and designed work programmes to defend Christchurch

– the coastal

contribute to reduced emissions. generate more than 55,000 drier. North-westerly storms are

should rating of a flood 5.0 out event of 6 in occur. the year required infrastructure by law. around the South

In declaring the climate

kilowatt hours of electricity per predicted from environment a flood to become of plan as much (0.5 more per as intense, 6500 cent),

to February on the National Island.

emergency, the Council noted it year.

with cumecs. torrential alpine rainstorms

would

Australian

continue

Built

to

Environment

show leadership There driest has been parts a of 26% our reduction region, turning Environment our braided Canterbury’s rivers into

on

Rating

climate-change

System New

and

Zealand.

do so per along staff the member Marlborough in emissions coast and roaring leadership rapids, of biodiversity fuelling landslides

without

The building’s

adding new

features

programmes

include since across 30 much June 2010. of the We Canterbury now have biosecurity programmes is also

at 184 QUARTERLY

ratepayers’ solar panels expense. which It can FEATURE

and causing widespread erosion.

also gave access Plains, to are electric expected and to hybrid get even underpinned Canterbury’s by coastal climate-change

staff generate in

a clear

this more mandate

Friday’s than 55,000 to continue

magazine

vehicles drier. North-westerly and hope to have storms half are our communities concerns. will be threatened

kilowatt hours of electricity per predicted to become more intense, Canterbury’s distinct braided

year.

with torrential alpine rainstorms rivers and unique wetlands face

There

Hybrid

has been a 26% reduction turning

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our braided rivers into many challenges. The rivers form

per staff member in emissions roaring rapids, fuelling landslides a vital ecological link and provide

since 30 June 2010. We now have and causing widespread erosion. an abundant food supply and

access to electric and hybrid

Canterbury’s coastal

nesting grounds for 26 species of

vehicles and hope to have half our communities will be threatened native birds – most classified as

by sea-level rise this century and

our productive and protected land

jeopardised by the arrival and

spread of new, exotic weeds and

pests from warmer climates.

All these eventualities have

to be planned and prepared for,

and threatened Environment and facing Canterbury increased

will pressures remain due in the to river vanguard system of

these change. IMPROVEMENT:

climate change efforts.

One Environment Wetlands example are is the also Canterbury’s

$40 ecosystems million

Waimakariri at-risk 4 per nationally cent River rates and flood increase regionally,

protection degraded includes by project, 0.8 draining, per completed cent damming for

late and the last diversion improvement year. The affecting network of their of public

floodgates ability transport to sequester and services. stopbanks carbon, will

protect cleanse half freshwater a million and people mitigate and

$8 flooding, billion of as community well as impacting and on

business biodiversity assets and from mahinga a possible kai.

“super With flood”. biosecurity, we are

putting The last greater major emphasis flood was on in the

December risks of new 1957, pests when establishing parts

of in Coutts Canterbury. Island Warming

Belfast and

Kainga temperatures, were swamped changing by soils river and

flow new peaking land uses at mean 3990 cubic new weeds

metres especially, per second will be able (cumecs). to gain a

The better climate protection foothold engagement scheme across (0.15 the has region. been per

designed cent) More and broadly, to a defend tree we planting Christchurch

have to and

from curb regeneration a reliance flood of on initiative as fossil much fuels as (0.25 6500 and per

cumecs. find

cent).

environmentally suitable

alternatives, Environment such as electricity and

hydrogen,

For ECan,

to power

a Canterbury’s

rough

our

rule

public

of

leadership

transport. thumb is of that biodiversity a 0.1 per cent and

biosecurity

increase When my equates

programmes

predecessor to about

is also

underpinned by climate-change Steve

concerns. Lowndes $100,000. retired as chair of

this Canterbury’s While council the late percentages distinct last year, braided he refer to

rivers highlighted and unique some wetlands of the big face

many changes challenges. on the way. The He rivers was form

a optimistic vital ecological we would link and be able provide to

an deal abundant with the food “pressing supply issues” and of

nesting climate grounds change and for 26 sustainability. species of

native I share birds his – confidence. most classified As a as

community, and as a council,

we are taking some bold steps to

ensure we are in a better place to

cope with the changing climate

and the tests it will set us. But

there will always be a need to do

more.

threatened the total and income facing from increased rates, it is

pressures more useful due to to river think system in dollar

change. terms for a household/ratepayer.

Wetlands For example, are also the ecosystems increase for

at-risk an urban nationally Christchurch and regionally, property

degraded valued at by $580,000 draining, will damming be about

and $6 diversion per year. affecting their

ability For to an sequester urban Rangiora carbon,

cleanse property freshwater of $400,000, and mitigate

would

flooding,

be $22 per

as well

year

as

increase.

impacting

It

on

is

biodiversity

different based

and mahinga

on land

kai.

category,

With biosecurity, we are

location, capital value and the

putting greater emphasis on the

risks

split

of

of

new

general

pests

and

establishing

targeted

in rates. Canterbury. Warming

temperatures, Householders changing some soils places and

new will land pay uses less mean next year new than weeds they

especially, have in this will one. be able Sample to gain rating a

better tables foothold on the across ECan website the region.

provide More broadly, model we examples have to on rates

curb changes. reliance on fossil fuels and

find Council environmentally has tried suitable very hard

alternatives, to recognise such the as impact electricity of and

hydrogen, Covid-19 to on power the region, our public and

transport. a great deal changed between

council When my signing predecessor off on Steve the draft

Lowndes Annual retired Plan in as February, chair of

this deliberations council late in last May, year, done he

highlighted online during some lockdown of the big and

changes

the formal

on the

adoption

way. He

of

was

the final

optimistic we would be able to

version last Thursday.

deal with the “pressing issues” of

climate

With

change

the Annual

and sustainability.

Plan

adopted,

I share his

the

confidence.

onus is now

As a

on

community, council to and deliver as a the council, plan.

we are taking some bold steps to

ensure we are in a better place to

cope with the changing climate

and the tests it will set us. But

there will always be a need to do

more.

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After reading the long article

about the Bully Hayes restaurant

in Akaroa (The Star, June 18) and

the current owner, Wayne Jones,

I am not sure whether he would

like to change the restaurant’s

name or not.

He appears to list all the

reasons for not changing the

name and, in addition, implies

that Bully wasn’t such a bad chap

after all.

There is no doubt that separating

fact from legend in Bully’s

life is “almost impossible” according

to Michener and Grove

Day, but they also state “ he was

a cheap swindler, confidence

man, thief, and bigamist.”

More relevant to current

events, there is no doubt he was a

‘blackbirder’ a slave trader in the

Pacific Islands, as well as a rapist

particularly keen on young girls.

We want to hear your views

on the issues affecting life

in Canterbury

Send emails to:

barry@starmedia.kiwi

In contrast to what Wayne

Jones implies, Joan Druett in

the RNZ podcast Black Sheep

2018 did not differ significantly

from Michener’s views above,

particularly with regard to Hayes

being a slave trader and a rapist.

She has written extensively about

maritime history.

This controversy links two

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issues that have caused much

distress recently, the struggle for

women worldwide to be treated

with respect as exemplified by the

cases of Harvey Weinstein and

Jeffrey Epstein, and the shocking

killing of George Floyd.

To be a slave trader and a

rapist of women is unacceptable

and there is no doubt that Bully

Hayes was both. This is not a

question of rewriting history or

being politically correct, these

are moral and ethical matters

that seem clear cut, should

require little or no debate, and

should not be tolerated.

It is difficult to see how the

restaurant could retain the

name of Bully Hayes, unless one

doesn’t care about what he did in

the past. – Mike Beard

• To read the article go

to www.odt.co.nz/starnews/star-our-people/

man-behind-bully-hayesrestaurant

Thursday June 25 2020 The Star

OPINION 27

Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

Annual Plan hearings built

on trusted relationships

LAST WEEK I mentioned the

message I had received from

frontline service providers in the

social sector talking about the

importance of collaboration and

sustained partnerships built on

trusted relationships.

That’s a message that is being

repeated in front of the city

council at the Annual Plan hearings

too.

Instead of groups just asking

for grants, they are asking for

sustainable partnerships. As

a couple of groups said: This

approach means ‘the whole is

greater than the sum of its parts.’

One of the Reserves Management

Committees, a model

of community management

of reserves which is prevalent

in Banks Peninsula, but not

Christchurch City, highlighted

the significant win-win of a

model that enables people who

live in these areas to manage

the local reserves. The fact that

it is a more cost-effective model

was the bonus, on top of it being

more ecologically sustainable.

We had the Central City Business

Association talk about the

additional sources of funding

that can be brought to the table

when a charitable trust model is

established.

They spoke passionately about

a neighbourhood partnership

model that would work as well

in New Brighton as it would in a

central city neighbourhood.

This week the city council is

discussing a recovery planning

approach that ties in well with

these submissions. A recovery

action plan is designed to serve

as a bridge from the Covid-19

response to the repositioning

of the city and the region for a

sustainable and more resilient

future.

The recovery action plan will

enable all our diverse communities

to contribute to its

development and ultimately to

its success.

No one can do this alone. We

need to work with each other as

communities, our neighbouring

districts and with the region to

ensure that our shared goals can

be achieved.

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Ingredients

400g pasta (shells are ideal)

3 tbsp butter

600g mushrooms sliced

1 onion chopped

Salt and pepper

3 cloves garlic crushed

4 sprigs fresh rosemary,

chopped

3 tbsp flour

500 ml vegetable stock

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp Marmite

150ml sour cream

Parmesan to serve

Parsley, chopped, to serve

Directions

Cook the pasta according to

packet instructions.

Meanwhile melt the butter

over medium heat and cook the

mushrooms and onion until soft,

about 10min.

Add the garlic and rosemary

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cook for another couple of minutes.

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1 tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped

2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

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SPORT 31

Miracle May back

in winner’s circle

• By Josh Smith

BACK FROM the dead harness

racing driver Ricky May has

notched another miraculous

milestone – he is back in the

winner’s circle.

May won at Addington Raceway

on Sunday, just weeks after

returning to driving after collapsing

during a race in Central

Otago in January. His heart

stopped for 10min.

He was later told by a doctor in

Dunedin Hospital he was “gone”.

The moment meant a lot to

May who said he was rapt with

the reception he got when he

returned to the winner’s circle on

the Brendon Hill-trained Oaxacan

Dream.

“It’s great to be back in the

winner’s circle. It has been a

while,” he said.

“Everyone has been great. The

crowd even clapped after the

race, so that was pretty cool.”

May said the win was made

even more special given the fact

it was for close friend Hill, who

May won two New Zealand Cups

and a Miracle Mile with star

pacer Monkey King.

“Benny is my main trainer.

Between him and Laurence (Hanrahan)

they have been really good

friends to me,” said May.

“It was really nice to get the

CHRISTCHURCH will again

host the International Cup for

the fifth year running next

month, despite the uncertainty

and travel restrictions created by

the Covid-19 response.

The Christchurch International

Cup has become the highlight

on the calendar for young footballers

in this part of the world

and organisers were eager to

offer players the opportunity to

play against some the best talents

JUBILANT: Ricky May returns to the birdcage after taking

Oaxacan Dream to first place on Sunday.

win for Benny. He was pretty

emotional about it as well, so that

was great.”

It has been a long road to

recovery for May, but he said it

didn’t take him long to get back

out onto his farm and progress

back into the cart.

The first month to six weeks

(after the incident) I had a lot of

broken ribs, so it was pretty hard

going. But I slowly wound into

it,” he said.

“I started working on the farm

when it was harvest time. I did

from around the country.

Said tournament director Slava

Meyn: “Most other big

sporting events have

been cancelled over the

past few months, but

we have pulled out all

stops to get this tournament

up and running,

even though we had to

scale back the number of

teams.”

Aside from the short lead-in

Slava Meyn

that with a bit of help and it has

gone on from there.

“I have been driving horses for

the last three months at home.

Then Benny and Laurence took

their horses to Ashburton, so I

went and drove them there. That

was the start of it all.”

May said his phone has been

red hot from well wishers since

Sunday’s win.

“Everybody has been great. I

have received so many texts and

phone calls I have got to reply

to.” – Harness News Desk

time, the organisers also had to

work around the rescheduled

Mainland Football

leagues that will this

year continue during the

school holidays.

“We have been working

closely with Mainland

Football who have

been very supportive to

find dates that can work

for everyone,” said Meyn.

The tournament will now be

INJURED: Crusaders captain Scott Barrett has been rulled

out of Super Rugby Aotearoa. He will undergo surgery for

a foot injury he sustained on June 13. PHOTO: GETTY

Barrett ruled

out of all

Super Rugby

CRUSADERS captain Scott

Barrett won’t play any part in

Super Rugby Aotearoa.

The All Blacks utility forward

was ruled out of the remainder

of the competition on yesterday

with a foot injury.

Barrett suffered the injury to

the structures supporting his big

toe while playing in the team’s

inter-squad match on June 13,

forcing him to miss their

held across the Mondays, Tuesdays

and Wednesdays of the school

holidays, with the U10, U11 and

U12 teams playing on July 6 to 8,

while the U13 and U14 competitions

run from July 13 to 15.

Due to travel restrictions, the

tournament will this year not include

any overseas teams, but the

tournament organisers are still

working with clubs from around

New Zealand to make the trip to

Christchurch.

competition opener last weekend

against the Hurricanes.

After consultation with a foot

specialist, it was decided Barrett

would undergo surgery, with exact

return to play dates uncertain

at this stage.

Alex Ainley had joined

the Crusaders squad as injury

cover for Barrett, with Codie

Taylor taking over captaincy of

the side.

- RNZ

Covid-19 fails to stop Christchurch International Cup

“Last year, the teams from

Auckland and Sydney dominated

the tournament and we hope

that many of our regular visitors

from Wellington, Auckland,

Dunedin and Nelson will be able

to get to the tournament.”

Meyn said that last few years,

the CIC had 16 teams in each

age-group, but this year has

reduced the field to 12 teams.

“But every team will still be

guaranteed six games.”

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Engine options for trendy Suzuki Baleno

I’VE ONLY been to India once,

but once was enough to gauge the

organisational skills that country

needs to manage such a huge

population.

It’s that prowess that has

filtered down to automotive

manufacturing, Jaguar and

Land-Rover are operated under

Indian ownership and the Suzuki

Motor Corporation is one of

several manufacturers that has

seen the value in manufacturing

cars using Indian labour and

technology.

One model that comes off the

Manesar manufacturing plant is

Baleno, a mid-size hatchback that

has been sold in New Zealand in

its latest iteration since 2017.

The Baleno lands here in

two variations, effectively

there are two engine options,

there’s a four-cylinder 1.4-litre

naturally-aspirated engine and

a turbocharged 1-litre threecylinder

unit. Both variants

– GLX and RS – have just had a

mid-cycle makeover.

The changes are only minor

and mostly cosmetic, there’s a

new grille and front bumper, new

seat upholstery and minor trim

changes. Suzuki also claims ride

comfort enhancements and lower

noise levels.

The evaluation car was the RS

variant, it also gets new wheels

and LED headlamps. The RS is

priced at $25,490 which makes

wallet-friendly buying, but if you

really want a Baleno and that was

just a touch out of reach, the GLX

variant sits at $20,750 ($21,990

auto).

For my money I’d be an RS

buyer, not only are the power

outputs higher – 82kW and

160Nm against 68kW and

130Nm – but I’ve got a penchant

for three-cylinder engines. I

once had a Star Media pool car

for personal use and it was an

Alto, the car that essentially

started Suzuki’s three-pot engine

programme.

However, today’s engine is a

far different proposition, it’s a lot

smoother than ever before, and

the harmonics which characterise

the layout are all but engineered

out of the vehicle.

One of the reasons I like the

configuration is the hearty

torque structure, and if you add

in turbocharged boost there is

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decisive throttle response from

all points in the rev band. A lot

of that is to do with the area at

which torque is delivered, all

of the way from 1500rpm to

4000rpm, and it stops not that

far distant from the point of peak

power at 5000rpm.

All those figures considered,

there is a feisty feel underfoot,

and with the Baleno weighing

in light at just one tonne,

the power-to-weight ratio is

substantial.

It’s enough to propel the Baleno

to 100km/h in 10.5sec, and it

will scamper through a highway

overtake (80-120km/h) in 6sec.

Drive is channelled to the

front wheels through a six-speed

automatic transmission, and it

is a beauty with quick, smooth

shifts. For those who like to

be involved in the gearchange

process, steering wheel-mounted

paddle shifters provide a little bit

more of that sporty feel.

While the Baleno RS

excites with its under-bonnet

performance, it is still the fuel

miser you would expect from

Suzuki. It claims a 5.2-litre per

100km (53mpg) combined

cycle average. During my time

with the test car the fuel usage

readout constantly listed around

• Price – Suzuki Baleno RS,

$25,490

• Dimensions – Length,

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height, 1470mm

• Configuration – Threecylinder,

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• Performance –

0-100km/h, 10.5sec

• Fuel usage – 5.2l/100km

6l/100km (47mpg), while an

instantaneous figure of 4l/100km

(70mpg) is achievable on a

highway cruise with the engine

turning over at just 1950rpm at

100km/h.

At all speeds the Baleno is

comfortable and feels controlled.

Steerage is informative while

body balance in a corner is

controlled. The suspension is

relatively simplistic, but it does

contain the ruts and bumps well

and equips itself when loaded if

a corner is presented a bit on the

quick side.

There’s been a lot of talk lately

about vehicle safety, and I’m

pleased to report that the Baleno

has a five-star Australasian New

Car Assessment Program rating.

My wife always asks me how

many air bags does any particular

car have, and in the Baleno’s case

there are six.

The Baleno also gets a high

level of kit for convenience.

There’s satellite navigation,

cruise control and speed limiter,

keyless entry and ignition. Many

of the control systems can be

navigated through a central

screen display, it also functions as

rear view camera and will allow

smart phone capability through

Apple Car Play and Android

Auto.

That’s a lot of kit for a $25k car,

and with the changes Suzuki has

made through the facelift makes

it even more appealing.

The Baleno is just one car in

a raft of fuel-friendly, affordable

cars from the brand. Suzuki has a

high-profile here in Canterbury

with the cost-free motoring

programme offered through the

Christchurch dealership.

Many The Star readers will be

Suzuki owners, and for those

thinking of trading up, choosing

between the two Baleno models

may be a difficult choice, but

either would be a rewarding

experience once behind the

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Midwifery delivers new

direction for young mum

Shelley Tweedie’s decision to become

a midwife came from a desire to create a

secure future for herself and her young

daughter.

After high school she had a string of jobs

including working at a printing company,

as a weighbridge operator and doing youth

and mental health work, but nothing felt

like the right fit. “I just basically got to a

point in my life where I needed to create

some stability,” she explains.

Shelley became “really passionate and

driven” about a career as a midwife.

She chose to study at Ara Institute

of Canterbury for its flexible degree

programme which is delivered using

a blend of online modules, tutorials

and two-week block ‘intensives’ at its

impressive new health training facilities in

central Christchurch.

“It really worked for me as the mother

of a 2-year-old. I was able to learn at my

own pace and schedule it into times that

worked around my family. You need good

support systems around you though - like

people who can pick the kids up if you

can’t, financial and emotional support and

positive energy in your personal life. It’s a

demanding course, so passion and support

are key to getting through the challenging

times.”

Shelley especially liked the practical

focus at Ara. “It’s totally necessary to read

and learn about something, but it makes a

lot more sense when you experience it in

real life. Studying for exams was made a lot

easier because we all had stories from our

practical experiences that we could share

and discuss with each other.”

During her studies, Shelley consistently

achieved excellent grades and gained

exceptional feedback from the midwives

she worked with in clinical practice.

Now a qualified midwife, Shelley is

justifiably proud of what she’s achieved. “I

had never strived for anything academic

in my life before. The fact that I’ve proven

to myself that I can achieve what I put

my mind to has been one of the biggest

personal highlights for me.”

If you’re looking for a new direction,

explore Ara’s study options at ara.ac.nz

or call 0800 24 24 76.

China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister

Wang Yi Chairs the High-level Video Conference

on Belt and Road International Cooperation

On the evening of 18 June, China’s State

Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

chaired the High-level Video Conference on

Belt and Road International Cooperation in

Beijing. Foreign ministers/ministerial-level

officials from 25 countries, Director-General

of the World Health Organization Dr.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and Under-

Secretary-General of the United Nations

and Administrator of the United Nations

Development Programme Achim Steiner

attended the meeting.

Wang opened the meeting with a written

message from President Xi Jinping.

Wang said that thanks to the active

participation and strong support of all

parties, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

has evolved into the largest platform for

international cooperation. Over the past

year and more, despite headwinds like

COVID-19 and a sluggish global economy,

Belt and Road cooperation has pressed

ahead against all odds and made further

progress, with an ever expanding family

of partners, growing trade and economic

exchanges, enhanced connectivity, and

strong solidarity and mutual assistance

among BRI partners. All this has highlighted

the strong resilience and vitality of Belt and

Road cooperation.

Wang stressed that to defeat the virus

and tide over this crisis, the world must

come together in solidarity, partnership

and cooperation. BRI partners have the

responsibility and indeed the obligation to

set an example, and endeavor to:

·step up public health cooperation, facilitate

the assistance and provision of containment

supplies and the research and production

of therapeutics and vaccines, push forward

the development of a “Silk Road of health”,

and explore the establishment of regional

response liaison mechanisms for public

health emergencies. This will further

contribute to the global fight against

COVID-19.

·strengthen connectivity. It is important to

get key Belt and Road infrastructure projects

restarted as early as possible, keep industrial

and supply chains secure to provide a solid

underpinning for the economic recovery of

all countries.

·carry out cooperation in innovation. Efforts

should be made to strengthen cooperation

in 5G, big data, artificial intelligence, and

cloud computing, push forward the building

of the digital Silk Road, and build a “green

Silk Road” to inject fresh impetus into

sustainable global growth.

·firmly reject unilateralism and

protectionism, and stay committed to an

open world economy. The multilateral

trading system must be defended, and trade

and investment liberalization and facilitation

enhanced, in an effort to foster a more

open, inclusive and balanced economic

globalization that benefits all. It is also

necessary to synergize the Belt and Road

Initiative and other bilateral and multilateral

cooperation programs for win-win results.

Wang emphasized that to beat the virus

and energize economic recovery is a

pressing task facing all countries. China

will strengthen communication and

coordination with Belt and Road partners on

a priority basis. Specifically, China will focus

on the following areas:

·support countries in fighting COVID-19

and resuming economic and social

development;

·give positive consideration to the needs of

Belt and Road partners in the development

and application of vaccines;

·discuss the establishment of fast-track lanes

for cross-border flows of people and goods

with Belt and Road partners;

·hold a transportation ministers’ conference

with Belt and Road partners, as part of the

efforts to maintain the smooth functioning

of international industrial and supply chains;

·join hands to promote Silk Road

e-commerce, and advance cooperation in

smart cities and green development.

Wang reaffirmed China’s readiness to work

with international partners to make the Belt

and Road a model of cooperation, health,

recovery and growth, and open up a brighter

future for Belt and Road cooperation.

Mr. Achim Steiner, speaking on behalf of

UN Secretary-General António Guterres,

pointed out that COVID-19 is another

reminder that we have no choice but to

uphold multilateralism and strengthen

solidarity and cooperation in order to

achieve sustainable development. He

recognized China’s ever more important

role in supporting the 2030 Agenda for

Sustainable Development, and expressed

confidence that Belt and Road cooperation

could help enable better responses to the

economic, social and environmental impact

of COVID-19. He stressed that the UN

values the BRI and will continue to work

closely with all parties.

On behalf of WHO, Dr. Tedros highly

commended the role China has played

in supporting the global response to

COVID-19 and its assistance and support

to countries in need. Under the current

circumstances, President Xi Jinping’s call

for a global community of health for all

is of great significance, to which Belt and

Road cooperation has a lot to contribute.

He also underlined WHO’s support for the

development of a “Silk Road of health” and a

“green Silk Road”.

Participants spoke highly of China’s proposal

to convene this timely and necessary

conference, and thanked China for its

efforts and contribution to Belt and Road

cooperation and the global response to

COVID-19. COVID-19 has driven home the

importance of building a community with a

shared future for mankind. It is incumbent

on all countries to enhance solidarity and

cooperation, oppose politicization and

stigmatization, uphold multilateralism and

support the UN and WHO in playing an

important role.

Participants hailed the BRI as an important

platform for concerted efforts against

COVID-19 and for economic recovery.

They expressed support for joint response to

the virus, closer public health cooperation

and the building of a “Silk Road of health”.

They also agreed to work for greater

connectivity, orderly resumption of crossborder

movement of people and goods,

reopening of economy, security and stability

of the global industrial and supply chains,

sustainable development, and a “green Silk

Road”.

Participants expressed their readiness

to further implement the consensus of

the second Belt and Road Forum for

International Cooperation, advance practical

cooperation in various fields, and make Belt

and Road cooperation even more fruitful.

The Joint Statement of the High-level Video

Conference on Belt and Road International

Cooperation: Combating COVID-19 with

Solidarity was adopted by consensus at the

conference.

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stylish interior, keyless entry, rear wiper, low kms,

ABS and airbags, perfect round town vehicle!

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2007 BmW 116i

$7,999

Stylish rear wheel European sports hatch, features

a 1.6 litre engine with Tiptronic trans, travelled

very low kms, looks sharp in silver with body kit,

driving lights and 16” alloys, push button start,

rear wiper, ABS, T/C and 8 airbags, very nice

vehicle!

PLUS

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2013 suzuki splash

$9,999

The Splash is an economical yet peppy 5 door

hatch, features a 1.2 litre engine with automatic

trans and 5 star fuel efficiency, travelled very low

kms, looks smart in blue on 15” alloys, smart

keyless ignition, rear wiper, ABS, T/C and 6

airbags, awesome buying!

PLUS

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2008 ToyoTa bb

$8,999

The bB is an economical, yet peppy small wagon

with stylish modern looks, "S Garnet Edition",

features a reliable chain driven 1.3 litre engine,

automatic trans with overdrive, smart keyless

ignition, rear wiper, very low kms, ABS and

airbags, come and check out this funky wagon!

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2015 nissan Cube

$11,999

The Cube is a spacious, economical, popular and

funky 5 door hatch, large rear cargo compartment

when rear seats are not in use, features a 1.5

litre engine with automatic trans with 5 star fuel

efficiency, low kms, push button start, rear wiper,

ABS, T/C and airbags, view today!

PLUS

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2014 Holden hsV Clubsport

$69,999

Wow!! NZ New HSV Clubsport, 6.2 litre engine

delivering 340kW of power, Tiptronic trans, travelled

very low kms, stands out in red with black spoiler

and 20” alloys, luxurious black leather interior, cruise

control, Bluetooth, lane departure warning, collision

avoidance, reverse camera, ABS, T/C, 8 airbags.

PLUS

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2018 nissan bluebIrd sylphy

$17,999

Long a popular choice for those wanting an

economical, reliable and comfortable family sedan,

features a 1.8 litre engine with automatic trans,

travelled very low kms, push button start, reverse

camera, ABS, T/C and airbags, a stylish vehicle that

encompasses family motoring with a touch of luxury!

PLUS

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2010 Honda InspIre

$9,999

Luxury loaded stylish family sedan, features a 3.5 litre

VTEC engine with variable cylinder management, smooth

automatic trans, finished in black with sporty styling,

driving lights and 17" alloys, black partial leather interior,

keyless ignition, reverse camera, cruise control, ABS and

multiple airbags, test drive will impress!

PLUS

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2006 nissan fuga 450gt

$9,999

Power and luxury are all rolled into one, features a

4.5 litre V8 engine with Tiptronic trans, looks sharp

finished in grey with driving lights and 17” alloys, black

leather interior, push button start, reverse camera,

heated front seats, ABS, T/C and airbags, test drive

will not disappoint!

PLUS

REGISTRATION

2006 ToyoTa CaldIna

$8,999

Popular mid-sized family wagon that many are

attracted to due to its sleek, low slung sporty

styling, features a 1.8 litre engine with automatic

trans, factory body kit, driving lights, 17” alloys,

keyless entry, rear wiper, ABS and airbags, stands

out finished in red!

PLUS

REGISTRATION

2008 miTsuBisHi outlander

$12,999

Sought after Rockford Fosgate edition, features a 2.4

litre engine, Tiptronic trans with paddleshift option,

4WD, 7 seater, low kms, looks sharp finished in

silver with driving lights and 18” alloys, black interior,

smart keyless ignition, reverse camera, ABS, T/C and

airbags, won’t last long so don’t delay!

PLUS

REGISTRATION

2005 nissan murano

$10,999

Popular mid-sized SUV, features a 3.5 litre V6 engine

with Tiptronic trans, 4WD, looks good in grey with

factory body kit, driving lights and 18” alloys, black

leather interior, heated front seats, reverse camera,

roof rails, rear wiper, ABS, T/C and airbags, come

and view!

PLUS

REGISTRATION

2005 ToyoTa Voxy

$6,999

Popular family van with room to seat 8, features

a 2.0 litre engine with automatic trans, finished

in white with driving lights and 15” alloys, keyless

entry, parking sensors, rear wiper, ABS and

airbags, great buying!

PLUS

REGISTRATION

2009 Honda stepwagon

$9,999

Stylish 7 seater, features a 2.0 litre engine with

automatic trans, looks smart in black with matching

black interior, remote powered side doors, reverse

camera, powered mid row disabled access seat,

keyless entry, rear wiper, ABS and airbags, upgrade

your family vehicle!

PLUS

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2013 nissan CaraVan super ldx

$21,999

The Caravan is a great option if you are in the

market for a van, with huge load space, flat floor

and sliding doors, features a 2.5 litre turbo diesel

engine, automatic trans with overdrive, high roof,

rear park assist mirror, rear wiper, keyless entry,

driver airbag, seats 6, ABS, perfect tradies van!

Registration for 6 months is $301

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Spring is generally considered the

best time to sell a home. Many houses

look their best in the warmer weather

when the sun is streaming through the

windows and the garden has fresh new

growth and spring flowers abloom.

With this in mind, it might seem

pointless selling in winter yet there are

still buyers out looking, and with fewer

properties on the market winter can be

an ideal time to list your home. Less

competition could translate to more

buyers considering your home.

If people are out looking at homes

on cold grey days it means they are

serious about buying so may be more

likely to make an offer.

In winter, buyers can assess the

warmth of a home and see the garden

with less foliage and growth. Visiting

after heavy rain allows buyers to

observe the home’s condition as issues

like drainage problems or outdoor areas

where water pools might be evident.

If currently looking for land to build

on or choosing a house design for a

section, visit the section at various

times of the day to assess where the sun

will come into the home. Remember,

the sun is lower in the sky in winter so

penetrate further inside than it will in

summer. This exercise will help you

appreciate which house designs will

best suit your piece of land as well as

where windows, exterior doors, indoor/

outdoor flow and outside living areas

will be best placed for maximum sun

Home & Property appears every Thursday, delivered FREE

throughout Christchurch

For more information and bookings, contact Mike Fulham

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A WINDOW OF

OPPORTUNITY

FOR PROPERTY

OWNERS

Believe it or not the way things are looking now

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future is very unknown but may prove that

todays conditions are exceptional. There is an

amazing number of buyers especially up to

$600,000. Please ring me if you are thinking of

selling. I will get your best sale for a low cost.

OYDS REAL ESTATE

Phone: 027 228 7002

LREA 2008. The agent with 50+ years experience whose

commission is half most firms.

Buying and selling in winter

on cooler days. Bear in mind other

seasonal factors such as the potential

for strong northwest winds in spring

and hot dry summer days.

“If people are out

looking at homes on

cold grey days it means

they are serious about

buying so may be more

likely to make an offer.”

If selling a property, you will want it

to look good. Clean up the garden, clip

back dead wood on trees and shrubs

and weed garden beds. Mulching will

make the garden tidier too. Add colour

with flowers which bloom in winter

like calendula, hellebores, lobelia,

pansies and polyanthus. Fill gaps in

your herbaceous borders with trees and

shrubs which offer variation of colour

like bronze and variegated foliage or

flowering species such as camellia.

Keep it simple as a fussy looking

garden will give the impression it

requires a lot of work to keep it tidy.

Many people however, want easy care.

Real estate agents always recommend

de-cluttering inside and outside. Too

many ornaments, wall hangings and

furniture take the eye away from the

features of the home and will make

the rooms look smaller. An unclean

or untidy home will also make it less

appealing. Create a warm inviting

atmosphere with fresh flowers, scented

candles and essential oils (though not

too strong), and the odd ornament.

Heat all rooms before an open home

(especially on dreary days) so viewers

are not walking into cold rooms.

The more appeal the home has the

more chance a potential buyer will

make a good offer.

Thursday June 25 2020 The Star 35

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We have sold over

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Ph 03-382-2230

Phil 027 435 7711

Holly 027 222 0220

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The Star Classifieds

Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION

Shared available until Nov

2020. Dbl bedroom $150,

Single bedroom $100, ring

Sam 03 3899912, leave

message

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

COMPASS Corona

4 berth caravan, sell

$20,000, ph 03 3888209 or

027 237 8328

Car Parts

TYRES Secondhand,

most szs from $30 - $70

fitted, Also batteries, 217

Waltham Road, 027 476

2404

Church Notices

Christian

sPiritUaList

ChUrCh

182 Edgeware Road

Sunday Service

7pm

Address

Janet A

Clairvoyant

Janet A

All Welcome

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

61 Grafton Street

Sunday 11am

Address:

Josie

Clairvoyance:

Josie

Tuesday

Clairvoyance 2pm

All Welcome

Classic Cars &

Motorcycles

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

Community Events

ALCOHOLICS

ANONYMOUS, If you

want to have a drink that’s

your business. If you want

to stop, we can help. Phone

0800 229-6757

Flatmates

DBLE ROOM to let for

lady over 50’s. Room

very warm,, quiet & tidy.

Unfurn. $170 p/w incl

power & internet. Ph 027

551 4118

DBLE ROOM to let for

lady over 50’s. Room

very warm,, quiet & tidy.

Unfurn. $170 p/w incl

power & internet. Ph 027

551 4118

Funeral Directors

Non-Service Cremation $2,000

Commital service with cremation $3,950

Chapel service with cremation $6,500

Family burial service from $3,400

Just Funerals, a family owned and

operated company with qualified,

registered and experienced staff.

Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

direct

cremation

$2,000 GSt inclusive

(includes committal)

0800 27 28 29

www.mainland

crematorium.co.nz

Direct

Cremation

No frills, No Service,

No fuss, simply

straight to the crem.

Other options

available.

Ph: 379 0178

for our brochure

or email

office@undertaker.co.nz

Gardening

& Supplies

A GARDEN OR

LANDSCAPING TIDY

UP? Shrub, hedge &

tree pruning, Lawns,

Gardening, consistently

reliable general property

upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10

yrs experience, One off

tidy ups or on-going

service. Nick’s Garden

Maintenance. Keeping

your garden beautiful.

Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

& 022 264 7452

GARDENER.

General tidy ups,

friendly,fast & efficient.Ph

Lindsay 027 221 1328

Curtains PETE’S GARDENING

A1 CURTAINS & SERVICE Gardening,

DRAPES.

rubbish removal, cleanups,

Roman blinds,tie expert pruning, hedge

backs,cushions,nets & trimming, tree cutting,

voiles plus alterations. good rates, no job too big

Free quotes.Ph Kay 980 or too small, half the price

1501 or 021 2571823. kay. of a franchise. Ph 027 551

tainui88@gmail.com 4118

Personals

Mature (just retired)

affable and genuine man

with no baggage, 5ft11,

NS independent, living on

own in nice home, leafy

suburb,and with a great

sense of humour seeks to

find an older active tallish

slimmish modern lady for

company ,outings , fun and

happy times.and generally

to hang out with. ph/txt

0276594425

Pets & Supplies

CATS UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

Ph 3555-022 or email

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

To Lease

WANTED TO lease

storage unit close to the

street, outskirts of Chch,

will look at anything, ph

027 223 0948

Tours

Day Trips

Mt Cook Day Trip Saturday 18th July $55pp

Two passes Arthurs /Lewis Saturday 15th August $45pp

Tours

Hokianga Cape Reinga Bay of Islands 8 Days includes

flights home pick up $2250 pp twin share. Early bird

discount $75pp bookings for before 20th July

Central South Island Pukaki Downs Station Morven

Hills Mt Aspiring 8 Days $1795 pp twin share

Xmas Tour 4 Days

Tasmania 12 days including flights

$4,900 pp twin share

Taranaki Garden Festival Tour

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

Email: reidtours@xtra.co.nz www.reidtours.com

Trades & Services

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree & hedge

trimming

& removal

Stump Grinding

CALL us 021 405 277

PAINTING

Interior

Exterior

Fences

Resonable Rates

PHONE:

027 224 2831

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• Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

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TO YOUR ADVERT!

Trades & Services

GLAZING

TWISTY GLASS &

GLAZING LTD

• Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists

• Splashbacks • All Broken Windows

THE CAT DOOR MAN

Phone Cushla or Darren Twist

027 352 6225

PAINTING & TILING

• PAINTING • TILING

• PLASTERING

• WALLPAPERING

Phone Kevin Steel

• Interior/Exterior

• New Homes & Repaints

• Quality workmanship assured

• Correct preparation always undertaken

• 20+ years experience

• Earthquake repairs

(Painting/Plastering/Wallpapering/Tiling)

Ph 027 216 8946

www.facebook.com/kevinsteelpainters&decorators

Trades & Services

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

Trades & Services

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

trade price!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

HARBOURSIDE

FIRES

CHIMNEY

SWEEPING

Logburners –

Pellet – ULEB

Installations

Maintenance

Bird Protection

Phone Duane

027 428 9026

328 9990

Keeping the home

fires burning

Building and

Decorating

Repairs

New Houses

Renovations

Trades & Services

INTERIOR

EXTERIOR

Plastering

Wallpapering

PAINTER

1 MAN /

1 BUBBLE

30 Years Experience

QUALITY ASSURED

Phone Barry

027 350 9387

RUbbiSH

REMoVAL

Rubbish removal made

easy with delivery and

pick up 7 days a week

2 or 6 cubic metre

Trailer Skip Bin

Suitable for general

rubbish and green waste

ideal for:

Household/Garage

clear-out

Cleaning up to move

Garden clean up

Rental clean up

Ask about our

full service

bin co

Ph: 383-0646

027 2131 733

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree & hedge

trimming

& removal

Stump Grinding

CALL us 021 405 277

AWSOM ROOFS

24/7

MOSS

TREATMENT

ROOFS $300

• Oamaru StOne

• Driveway

• PathS

• hOuSe

• General exterior

wash Down

• tidy up

Ph: 027 561 4629

Kevin

Building and Decorating

Phone John: 027 224 2831

www.dohertybuilders.co.nz

Trades & Services

DIRTY TILES

& GROUT?

Our unique restoration

processes will make your

tiled areas look NEW again!

We specialise in professional

cost effective solutions for

all your tile & grout issues.

• Tiled shower makeovers

• Re-colouring old grout

• Mouldy silicone replacement

• Professional tile/grout

cleaning, sealing & repairs

Call today for a FREE quote on 0800 882 772

or email darryl.p@theprogroup.co.nz

Trades & Services

rooF

painting

by Certified Tradesman

Book now

and receive

20% discount.

Rope and harness

a speciality.

No scaffolding

required.

30 years

experience.

Free quotes,

call Craig

021 0906 4312

Trades & Services

BUILDER QUALIFIED

Decks, T & G Flooring,

Villa Restoring, New

Homes, Weatherboards.

Free Quotes. Bennet &

Sons Ltd Sam 027 496-

9362 or Tony 027 224-

0374

BUILDER

(Licensed) Available now

for all repairs,

alterations,or maintenance.

Ph Keith 021 127 7202 for

a FREE quote

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

CARPENTER

BUILDER

Licensed Building

Practitioner no. 100981.

All carpentry & building

Trades & Services

repairs & maintenance.

AAA HANDYMAN Alterations & property

licensed carpenter upgrades.Laundries /

LBP, all property and bathroom / kitchens

building maintenance, replaced. Specialising in

repairs, bathroom/shower replacement of all rotten

installations, with free timber, fascia boards,

quotes 03 383 1927 or 027 window, windowsills etc.

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz John Sandford, ph 329

4616, mob 027 5189 598

johnsandford2@gmail.

BRICK & BLOCK

com

LAYING

CLEANING

all restoration work Handyman Service,

and new work plus maintenance , repairs.

foundations, ph 342 9340 Ph 027 294 1508. 10%

or 021 853 033

discount

BUILDER QUALIFIED CONCRETE CUTTING

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms, Affordable Concrete

Kitchens,

Repairs &

Renovations,

Extensions

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

Free quotes. Discount for No job to small. Phone 027

pensioners. Ph Mike 03 442-2219, Fax 359-6052

980 9771 or 027 2266 930 a/h 359- 4605

YOU COULD

BE HERE

Let us help take

your business to

new heights

Advertise your business in our

Trades and Services column.

For assistance contact Vicky

Phone 03 364 7419 or email

vicky.sayers@starmedia.kiwi


Thursday June 25 2020 The Star 37

Trades & Services

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

To advertise: Phone 379 1100 or email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

DECORATORS

DRIVEWAYS

Driveways

“I WILL TURN UP

WHEN I SAY I WILL”

Need a certified and reliable plumber for filtration

systems or hot water cylinder replacement?

Bathroom upgrades or refurbishments?

FREE CALL

TEXT

EMAIL

Trades & Services

0508 H2O BOY

426 269

027 245 5100

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Trades & Services

New Paint • Repaints

Wallpapering • Fences

Feature Walls

Floor & Roof Painting

Spray Painting

Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

* Finance available (T’s & C’s apply)

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

Exposed Aggregate

Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

Over 22 Years Experience

Quality

Workmanship

• Driveways

• Kerb &

Channel

• Garden Edging

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

(Since 2005)

Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

ELECTRICIAN

All types of domestic

& commercial work

undertaken, new housing,

alterations, extensions,

ranges, security lights,

quick response, efficient

service, free quotes,

city -wide. No call out

fee. M/S, 8-5. Call Pat

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

7331384.

ELECTRICIAN

Prompt & reliable

registered electrician

with 24 years experience

for all residential and

commercial work, new

housing and switch board

replacements. Phone Chris

027 516 0669

ELECTRICIAN

Free quotes & no call out.

Licensed,residential &

commercial, switchboards,

LED Lights. Canterbury

wide. Reasonable rates.

Jason 021 2603426

ELECTRICIAN

Available, 30 years

experience, immediate

start, competitive rate,

ph Brian 027 433 9548

No Call out fee

FENCING

All types of fencing . Free

quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

1920

FENCING

Timber fencing. Good

job,Good price. Phone

Leon for a free quote.

021 292 5845

GARDENER

General tidy ups,

friendly,fast & efficient.Ph

Lindsay 027 221 1328

GARDENING

Weeding, Lawns, Hedges,

Pruning, Garden Cleanups.

Call Phil The Gardener

021 661 246 for your free

quote.

GLAZIER

Glass repairs - pet doors

- conservatory roofs. Exp

Tradesman. Call Bill on

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

HANDY - DAN

General Handyman for

all your maintenance

requirements. I specialise

in fences and decking, also

do spouting cleans and

repairs and everyday home

maintenance. NO JOB TO

BIG OR SMALL I can do

it all, please don’t hesitate

to call me on 022 600 7738

for a no obligation free

quote.

HANDYMAN

All handyman services eg:

drippy taps, sticky doors,

locks, moss spraying etc.

Discount for pensioners.

Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

668

HANDYMAN

For all those odd jobs. Ph

027294150810% discount

HANDYMAN

For all those odd jobs.

Ph 027 294 1508 10%

discount

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

PLUMBER

NEED A PLUMBER

Call us now for fast friendly service.

Get your problems sorted out

quick smart - on time!!

Phone for a

FREE

quote now.

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

Free

QuoTe

Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

landscaping

Landscape

Construction and

Garden Maintenance

You can have your gardens, trees,

shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best

all year round, for a great price.

Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

• Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

New Home Landscaping

Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features

• Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual

• Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

ROOF REPAIRS

Locally owned & operated with

over 30 years experience.

• Extensions & repair • Roof coating

• Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol

• Malthoid • Asbestos Certified

• Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278

or 021 223 4200

E: dave@beaumontroofing.co.nz

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD

Mailer Deliveries

For a local, reliable

mailer delivery

service contact

Star Media

• Newspaper inserts

• Magazine inserts

• Letterbox deliveries

• Urban & Rural deliveries

For a cost effective, targeted

delivery please call 03 379 7100

or email mike@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi

SCRAP METAL

Dominion Trading Co Ltd

• Scrap metal buyers

• Canterbury owned & operated

• Top prices paid $$$

• Open Saturday morning

Open Mon-Fri 8am – 4.30pm Sat. 8.30am-12.30pm

www.happyscrappy.co.nz

03 343 9993 333 Blenheim Rd

D & H Autos

wanted

Vehicles, 4x4,

motorbikes

Not running, rusty, damaged,

unfinished projects, deceased

estates. Any make from 1920s

to 1990s. We pay top dollars.

For friendly service phone

Harry 021 550 038

TRADES

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business & services

in Christchurch’s

best read &

largest circulation

newspaper

Delivered into over 93,000

Christchurch homes every week.

Ask us about our fantastic

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Phone: 03 379 1100 | www.star.kiwi

Towing

For safe, damage free

car transportation

call Ashley’s Tow Taxi

Special care for special cars

ASHLEY’S TOW TAXI

Breakdown & Relocation

0800 TOW TAXI • 0800 869 8294

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

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Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

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38 The Star Thursday June 25 2020

The Star Classifieds

Trades & Services

PAINTING

PLASTERING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family run

business, work guaranteed.

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTING

Small - Medium jobsPh

027 294 1508. 10%

discount

PAINTER

QuALIfIEd

local professional, Int /

Ext,roofs,wallpaller, call

or text Corban 027 846

5035

PLASTER MASONRY

PAINTING, TILING,

WALLPAPERING

Roofing & Brick

Repairs, Stucco, Fixing,

Stopping, Cracks &

Holes. Small jobs ok.

Property Repairs . 30 yrs

exp . Gary 3428950 / 021

529 022

PLASTERING (INT)

Experience and

Excellence. Small to

Medium job specialists

in all aspects of Interior

Plastering. Please call Tim

022 5380959

REMOVALS

Small furniture removals,

have own van, can fit

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc, honest

& reliable, any area

considered, ph Chch 027

517 7001

ROOfING REPAIRS

Fully qualified, over 40

yrs experience. Ph John

027 432-3822 or 351-

9147 email johnchmill@

outlook.com

RuBBISH REMOVAL

Van & Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

022

SHEEP SHEARING

MOBILE

Fast friendly professional

service. 25 yrs exp.

Shearing, drenching, hoof

trimming etc. Call Shaun

021 204 1274

SPOuTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

SPOuTING CLEANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out. Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

TILER/CARPENTER

35 years exp,no job

too small Ph Ross 027

4311440

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

T.V. SERVICE CENTRE

Repairs, tvs, microwaves,

audio amps, soundbars.

.Aerial & satellite

installations, kitsets, 480D

Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379

1400

WINdOW CLEANING

Average 3 brm house

inside or out from $45.

Both from $80 Phone

Trevor 344-2170

Trades & Services

WINdOW CLEANING

Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

Wanted To Buy

WANTED

SLEEPOUTS

Sleepouts Galore

Buyers and sellers of

relocatable buildings

11 Brixton Street, Hornby

Phone: 349 9633

STEVE PURCELL

ANTIQUES

BUYING

NOW

Gold jewellery,

watches, coins,

medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

stevepurcellantiques.com

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

AAA.

USED

HOUSEHOLD GOODS.

Beds, furniture, draws etc

Ph John 027 815 1114

A+ About to move? Books,

china, coins, medals,

furniture, furs, jewellery,

tools, old photos, estate.

Ph 385-5117

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers,

washing machines,

ovens. Good cash paid.

Ph Paul 022 0891 671

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

ALL whiteware wanted.

Same day service, cash

paid for freezes, fridges,

washing machines, ovens.

Also buying furniture &

h/hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

ANTIQUE TOOL

Collector wanting to buy:

Joiners’ and Builders’

Tools, Metal Brace,

Planes,Hand Drills, Drill

Press,Scribes, Spoke

Shaves, Chisels, Squares,

Calipers,Tack Hammers,

Screwdrivers, Saws, Wood

Vice, G and Sash Clamps,

Pulleys Blow Torch,

Plumb Bobs, Anvil, Old

Style Safe, Oil Cans and

Bottles; pay up to $100

for small Miniature Tools,

Violin Planes, Ivory

Rulers, Jewellers Tools

etc, also old Garden Tools;

buy single item,

collection, workshop lots.

Phone Murray 021-441-

400.

Wanted To Buy

CASH BUYER pay up

to the following prices:

$3,000 per oz for gold;

$700 for Sovereigns;

$3,000for Gold Crowns;

for 9ct-18ct Gold Rings;

$100-$1,000 for Bangles,

Bracelets, Brooches,

Chains,Cameos,Rings,

War Medals, Damaged

Jewellery, interested in

buying single items or

collections or estate lots

of Antiques, Paintings,

Furniture, China. -Phone

021- 051-7307.

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

Wanted To Buy

ALWAYS

BUYING

Estates, China,

Antiques, Art, Royal

Albert, Royal Doulton

etc. Best Prices,

Free Appraisal. Call

Rob at 349-4229 or

027 299 7232

academyantiques.co.nz

Public Notices

HARBOURSIDE

FIRES

CHIMNEY

SWEEPING

Logburners –

Pellet – ULEB

Installations

Maintenance

Bird Protection

Phone Duane

027 428 9026

328 9990

Keeping the home

fires burning

Vehicles Wanted

Public Notices

Notice of AGM

The Annual General

Meeting of

Abbeyfield ChCh Inc.

will be held at

Abbeyfield

Hornby House

6 Lesley Keast Place,

Hornby on

Wednesday 15 July

2020, from 3.30pm.

HOME

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21-23 August 2020

Public Notice

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lisa.lynch@starmedia.kiwi or 021 800 809

Vehicles Wanted

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CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

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We use world class vehicle depollution systems

0800 8200 600

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Thursday June 25 2020 The Star 39

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 25 June - Wednesday 1 July 2020

Yulia performs with

Tom Rainey at

The Great Hall on

Monday at lunchtime.

Seb Warren

plays 12 Bar on

Saturday night.

Amber Carly Williams

releases her debut EP

‘Ocean of Confusion’

tomorrow. Catch her live at

Boo Radley’s on Saturday night.

‘Famous for their roasts!’

SENIORS SPECIAL

Two courses: $

23

Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

Conditions apply

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Kid’s Special

Two courses

Great Kids menu plus

designated play area.

$

13

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St:

Christchurch’s smoking hot BLUES BAR.

Friday 6pm - Lloyd & Doublet. Saturday

7pm - Seb Warren.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo

St: Thursday 7.30pm - Cathcart, Walsh &

Blaikie, free. Friday 5pm - Live Latin music

with Clube do Choro, free; 9pm - Black &

Gold, free. Saturday 8.30pm - Mammoth,

free. Sunday 2pm - Irish Traditional Music

Session, free. Sunday 5.30pm - Fevah Social

Dancing, free. Monday 6.30pm - Quiz.

BOO RADLEYS, Level 1, 98 Victoria

St: Thursday 9pm - Dan Pfeifer. Friday 8pm

- Connor Hartley Hall; 10.30pm - The

Hardsauce. Saturday 8pm - Amber Carly

Williams; 10.30pm - Flat City Brotherhood.

Wednesday 7.30pm - South Street Trio;

10pm - Open Mic Night.

CASHMERE CLUB, 5o Colombo St:

Thursday 7pm - Cashmere Ukulele .

Saturday 4 July, 7.30pm - Mainland Big

Band, free entry. Sunday 19 July, 3pm - The

Avon City Jazz Club and The Southern

Jazzmen, $5 entry.

GREAT HALL LUNCHTIME

CONCERT, Arts Centre, 2

Worcester Blvd: Monday 1.10pm -

Internationally acclaimed singer Yulia with

Tom Rainey (piano). Adults $15, Concert

Trust and Arts Centre Friends $10, Students

$5. Reserve

concertsforchristchurch@gmail.com

JAZZ AFTER WORK, Ara

Auditorium, 130 High St: Friday

6.10pm - Mike Bickers Boptet, $10 entry.

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven Quay,

Kaiapoi: Saturday 19 September, 8pm -

DnD Showband presents Two Shows in One

feat. ELVIS & ABBA, pre-sale tickets $25,

door-sales $30.

KENSINGTON FUN HOUSE, 185

Manchester St: Friday 8.30pm - Free

Stand Up Comedy. Tuesday 8pm - Open Mic

Stand-Up Comedy, free.

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118

Racecourse Rd, Sockburn: Sunday

6pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

RICHMOND CLUB, 75 London St:

Friday 7pm - DnD duo. Saturday 7pm -

Medium Rare duo.

ROSE & THISTLE, 24 Main North

Rd: Saturday 8.30pm - The Shameless Two.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St,

Hornby: Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday

8.30pm - Misfitz.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84

Riccarton Rd: Thursday 9.30pm -

Karaoke. Friday 9pm - Bobby the guitar

man. Sunday - Free pool. Tuesday 7pm -

Quiz Night. Wednesday 10pm - Karaoke.

THE GOOD HOME FERRYMEAD,

2a Waterman Pl: Saturday 9pm - The

Late Starters playing covers and songs from

their debut album “Age: A State of Mind”.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

Thursday 9pm - Nexus. Wednesday 9pm -

Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and

Peter K Malthus).

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd,

Addington: Friday 9.30pm - The Meaniez.

Saturday 9.30pm - Decoy Duck. Tuesday -

Quiz Night. Wednesday 7.30pm - Karaoke

with Lance Kiwi.

WINNIE BAGOES FERRYMEAD, 2

Waterman Pl: Thursday 7.30pm - Beats

By Bingo with DJ Nacoa (Musical Bingo.

Free to play).

WOOLSTON CLUB, 43 Hargood St:

Saturday 7pm - I Alone.

WUNDERBAR, LYTTELTON: Friday

9pm - Genzed, $5 entry. Saturday 7.30pm -

Runaround Sue, Adam Hattaway & the

Haunters, tickets undertheradar.co.nz.

Tuesday 7.30pm - Open Mic.



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