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Jack’s Beehive buzz

ELATED: Mairehau Primary School pupil Jack Gregory sent a letter of praise to Prime

Minister Jacinda Ardern, and was delighted that she responded. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Bea Gooding

NINE-YEAR-OLD Jack Gregory wants

to be a leader just like Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern one day.

The Mairehau Primary School pupil

was so inspired by Ms Ardern’s efforts

during Covid-19 that he sent her a thank

you card. And he was elated she had

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“Thank you so much for taking the

time to get in touch with me,” the prime

minister responded.

“I’m sorry I’m not able to write you a

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now, but your message has given me lots

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• By Bea Gooding

UPGRADES MADE to a busy

road in Papanui have caused more

headaches for nearby residents

who have fought hard to make the

area safer.

Langdons Rd residents opposite

Northlink asked for yellow lines to

be installed next to their driveways,

but the city council have since

placed them across the road near

the complex’s entrance instead.

With workers and shoppers

parking too close to driveways,

property access has been problematic

due to low visibility,

causing safety issues for residents

when they leave home.

Langdons Rd resident John Williams

said since the new Kmart

has opened, along with the shift

down alert levels, traffic has

worsened.

“It’s gotten worse compared to

before Covid-19 especially with

more shops opening. It’s only a

matter of time before an accident

happens again,” he said.

He referred to the time his

elderly neighbour had her car

written off, where an oncoming

vehicle crashed into her car as she

was leaving her property due to

an obscured view of the road.

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what’s on

this week

Wā Kōrero – Storytimes

Tuesday, 10.30-11am

Shirley and Fendalton libraries

Encourage learning through

language. Storytimes is an interactive

programme including books, songs,

rhymes and play. Recommended for

over two-year-olds. No bookings

required.

Papanui Book Club

Tuesday, 10am-noon

Papanui Library

Love sharing your favourite reads?

Join other book lovers in a relaxed,

friendly environment. Free, no

bookings required.

Super Saturday Storytimes

Saturday, 11am-noon

Shirley Library

Encourage learning through stories.

This is an interactive programme

with stories, songs, rhymes, craft and

play. No bookings required. Free.

GenConnect

Tuesday, 12.15-12.45pm

Papanui Library

If you have questions about your

smartphone or tablet, head along

and ask an expert for advice. Free, no

bookings required.

Makerspace

Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm

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There is a different Makerspace

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Senior Mens’ Exercise Group

Friday, 11-11.45am

Northcity Church, 95a Sawyers Arms

Rd, Papanui

Low impact exercise classes designed

for seniors. Wear something

comfortable and turn up – no

registrations required. Participants

are asked to bring a $3 koha as a

donation. Phone 375 0850 for more

information.

After School Activities

Friday, 3.30-4.30pm

Papanui Library

An interactive session for children

aged 8 to 13-years-old which includes

technology, games, crafts, books and

more. Free, no bookings required.

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Card Club

Friday, 1.30-3.30pm

Shirley Library

This weekly card club will be held on

every Friday. Go along and join the

fun. Free. No booking required.

JP Clinics

Tuesday, 10am-1pm, at Papanui

and Shirley, Wednesday, 10am-

1pm, at Bishopdale, Saturday,

10am-noon, at Fendalton

Papanui, Shirley, Bishopdale and

Fendalton libraries

A justice of the peace will be available

to witness signatures and documents,

certify document copies, hear oaths,

declarations, affidavits or affirmations,

as well as sign citizenship or rates

rebates applications.

Mahjong

Monday, 2-4pm

Papanui Library

Go along if you are interested in playing

or learning about Mahjong. Free.

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Foodbanks benefit from Rotary

DEMAND: Rotary club members John Henderson (left), and Leith Falconer help deliver

“unwanted” vegetables to food banks as part of a new initiative.

BELFAST KAIAPOI Rotary Club

members have been working hard

to see what more they can do for

the city’s foodbanks.

They initially started off by

giving cash grants, but have

since decided to deliver unwanted

vegetables rescued from

supermarkets to foodbanks who

have been struggling with high

demand due to Covid-19.

Club president Peter Pratley

said the cash grants was a shortterm

solution to a much greater

issue.

“We were only touching the

tip of the iceberg,” he said.

The club was conscious of the

next wave of potential redundancies

once wage subsidies finished

and realised the pressure

on foodbanks could get heavier.

With a desire to take a longer

view and initiate an ongoing

service to those in need, chairman

of the community group

at the club, Graham Robertson,

and his team got creative.

Said Mr Robertson: “With

supermarkets maintaining a

high standard for purchase of

produce, there is a large amount

rejected and relegated to the

seconds bin.

“We decided we could rescue

all those ugly duckling veges

and get them to the great community

organisations that package

and deliver them to local

households.”

By investing in the “ugly and

rejected” produce, the club has

ventured into a long-term initiative

that will keep the foodbanks

stocked and those in need

getting nutritional food over a

longer period of time.

“We now have a relationship

with several producers who are

generous by making their crops

available to us, some we buy,

and some are donated,” said Mr

Robertson.

“Manpower is our greatest

investment and of course we can

stretch our funds a lot further

this way and to many more

foodbanks than just those in our

local area.’’

Through hard work and a

“clever” initiative, thousands of

households in Canterbury are

now receiving a minimum of

four tonnes of nutritional food

every week.

Lions club

to close

its doors

THE CHRISTCHURCH North

Lions Club has decided to close

its doors after supporting the

community for more than 50 years.

The club was established to support

a number of causes to improve

communities and the environment

throughout Christchurch.

John Darby of the Lions club

said dwindling membership numbers

was to blame.

“From an initial membership of

50, the numbers have dwindled

to 17 – and all members are now

elderly,” he said.

“Despite every effort to attract

new and younger members, efforts

have been in vain. Changing social

conditions and responsibilities are

probably the cause.”

The demise of the club was

“deeply regretted” as there was

now a gap in funding and services

previously provided “willingly” to

the community.

One of the club’s first of many

fundraisers was the elephant race

along Papanui Rd in 1966 which

raised money for intellectually

disabled children.

Said Mr Darby: “In closing, the

Christchurch North Lions Club is

proud of the many thousands of

dollars raised over the years.”

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Fendalton photographer’s historic collection

IMAGES OF the early 1900s

taken from a collection of

fragile photographic glass

plates are now in focus on the

Christchurch City Libraries’

digital heritage site, Canterbury

Stories.

More than 700 images of the

city from the

1000-strong

collection

are online,

with the rest

appearing on

the site over

the next few

Carolyn

Robertson

weeks. It is

the first time

that the images

are accessible to the public.

Early Antigua Boat Sheds

owner Samuel Anstey – believed

to be responsible for the glassplate

negatives – bought the

building on the banks of the

Avon River in the late 1800s,

advertising that he had “70 wellbuilt

boats to choose from” and a

“photographic dark room for the

use of visitors.”

Fendalton-based Anstey, an

English surveyor who arrived

New Zealand in 1882, soon built

up a remarkable photographic

record. Many of those glass plate

negatives remained in the space under

the roof of the boat sheds until

the early 1970s, when Canterbury

DAY OUT: Boating on the Avon River in March 1904.

Public Library librarian RC Lamb

collected the images from the then

owner of the site, WS Dini.

City council head of libraries

and information Carolyn

Robertson says the Anstey Collection

offers a “snapshot of early

Christchurch life, capturing people,

places and riverside poses.”

“Staff are busy digitising these

fragile images, providing a remarkable

portal to Canterbury’s

past,” Ms Robertson said.

“The striking black and white

photos illustrate the early 1900s

in the city, including visiting

theatrical companies, families,

and even the Botanic Gardens,

bridges, river rowers and horse

riding in Hagley Park,” she said.

“They also show the fashions

of the day and early buildings

now long gone, along with home

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Pupil elated with PM’s

personal response

• From page 1

Jack, along with his classmates,

was tasked with writing a thank

you card to someone who had

helped him during Covid-19.

Ms Ardern’s comfort and leadership

was what came to mind,

something he aspired to emulate

when he grew up as a leader himself.

“I told her ‘thank you for

stopping Covid-19.’ I just wanted

to tell her that she’s doing a great

job,” he said.

He stood up in front of 127 children

and proudly showed off the

letter, which he said he planned to

frame and hang in his room.

His teacher, Hayley Young,

said most of the children chose

parents or grandparents, but Jack

was the only one who thought of

someone outside of his family.

“He’s a bright kid and thinks

outside of the box. He thinks

globally and is interested in

humanitarian issues, the government,

geography and likes to go

that extra mile about issues he

feels passionate about.”

Miss Young said she was not

aware he had actually sent the

card until he came to school with

RESPONSE: The letter that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sent

to Mairehau Primary School pupil Jack Gregory, 9, after he

wrote to her praising her response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

PHOTO: BEA GOODING

Ms Ardern’s response.

“We were very impressed, we

all felt very proud of him.”

The purpose of the exercise was

to instil the importance of celebrating

the positives, especially

in the first weeks back at school

following the lockdown.

Said Miss Young: “Before we

can address literacy or numeracy,

we have to give them those basic

concepts of what it is to be a good

person – being thankful is a part

of that.”

Traffic woes continue

• From page 1

“You’ve got to be so careful, it’s

dangerous near the entrances (of

Northlink).”

The recently installed nostopping

restrictions encouraged

even more people to park on Mr

Williams’ side of the street as it removed

additional parking spaces.

They were placed there instead

to improve visibility when

customers and staff were exiting

Northlink.

Langdons Rd resident Ian

Wilkie said he previously complained

to the Papanui-Innes

Community Board which have

worked with the council to provide

a safer solution.

“It’s like taking your life in

your hands to even cross the

road now. If it doesn’t get any

better then we’ll be taking our

concerns to the streets at peak

traffic periods,” he said.

In addition, he wanted pedestrian

lights to be installed

FRUSTRATED:

Langdons Rd

residents John

Williams (left)

and Ian Wilkie

will demonstrate

their concerns

on the street if

safety hasn’t been

improved.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN

The city council previously

rejected the idea to put restrictions

where the residents had

originally wanted as it was not

normal practice to place them on

either side of driveways.

They said resource consents for

this development showed onsite

parking “well exceeded” District

Plan requirements, providing

754 spaces – 52 of which were

allocated for staff.

Said city council transport

operations manager Steffan

Thomas: “Changes to on-street

parking included white lines to

guide people away from driveways.

The developer has marked

the road incorrectly and will be

rectifying this.

“Council staff are also due to

monitor traffic levels in the area,

including volume and speed, and

will install traffic lights at Greers

Rd intersection in the event of

expansion.”

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End of Roadworks!

Roadworks around the intersection over the last

three years have presented many challenges for the

business, but as owner Martin Meehan explains,

“Our 34 off-street car parks had saved the day.”

Now the intersection has been completed, customers

will find it is much easier to access the 34 onsite

carparks. To welcome all our customers back, we are

running a week of in store specials.

From humble beginnings in 1986, the award-winning

family business Kidds Cakes & Bakery has grown to

become one of the city’s most well-known outlets for

freshly baked treats and decorated cakes.

Located on the Cranford Street-Innes Road corner since

1987, they moved into their spacious, new two-storey

building five years ago, after their previous premises were

damaged in the earthquakes.

These have meant that customers have been able to

easily park and purchase the delicious pies, savouries,

cakes and cookies – all freshly baked on the premises

seven days a week.

Kidds Cakes & Bakery won the prestigious New Zealand

Bakery of the Year Award in 2010, have won the best

Hot Cross Buns in New Zealand Award twice, as well

as a number of Gold Medals over the years in the New

Zealand Pie contests.

Among their other specialties are decorated wedding

cakes, and customised special occasion cakes, which often

look too good to cut up, Martin says.

“They are really edible works of art.” They also

pioneered photo cakes in Christchurch after seeing them

at a bakery conference in the United States, and these

have proved popular.

Celebration

“For some customers, it means a lot to have a photo

cake for a special occasion, and for us it’s good to be part

of people’s lives,” Martin says.

“We also still make a lot of the old favourites, like jelly

sponges, cream horns, sponge drops and Battenberg

cakes. People want them, so we are happy to make what

they want.”

The on-site café is another popular feature of Kidds

Cakes & Bakery. It is open for breakfast from 8am-2pm,

and lunch from 11am-2pm, with the three qualified chefs

creating a tasty selection of dishes. A wide choice of

cabinet food is also available.

The clientele includes families and

many regular customers, who have also

become friends with each other through

meeting there, Martin says. They enjoy

the café’s relaxed environment, while

the outdoor courtyard and play area for

children are an added bonus.

Seating 60 people, the café is also

available for small functions.

The need for innovation in the face of

the roadworks disruption has seen Kidds

Cakes & Bakery recently signing up to

Uber Eats, and they now have a liquor

licence for the café.

“We also now wholesale our pies to

other outlets, and this has been good for

us,” Martin says, “and we offer catering

packs for office shouts.”

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Connecting Your Community

Councillor takes

Davids heads

matters into

community board

his own hands

advocating body

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for Cantabrians

• By Louis Day

IT COULD be a while until

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the eastern suburbs start to

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

aspirations for the area come to

fruition.

During October’s local body

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

as one of her main priorities for

this term.

“We need a fully integrated

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

the eastern alliance, which

Ro ler Blinds cleaned

from as li tle as $ 2

per blind

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

Connecting Your Community

Views on

Lively group

cricket nets

celebrate

sought

St Patrick’s Day

Page 3 Page 5

Ge ry Brownl e

MP for Ilam

283 Gr ers Road Bryndwr,

Christchurch

ilam@parliament.govt.nz

0 359 0582

Funded by the Parliamentary Service.

Authorised by Ge ry Brownl e MP,

Parliament Buildings, We lington.

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RESIDENTS MOST affected by

the new Northern Motorway are

Connecting Your Community relieved to hear the Christchurch

Northern Corridor opening has

been delayed by six months.

The CNC was due to open in

the middle of this year, but last

week the New

Zealand Trans-

Ro ler Blinds cleaned

from as li tle as $ 2

per blind

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No review

over

multi-storey

house

Connecting Your Community

A message

of love, unity

and prayers

for peace

Page 3 Page 7

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

Ge ry Brownl e

MP for Ilam

283 Gr ers Road Bryndwr,

Christchurch

ilam@parliament.govt.nz

0 359 0582

Funded by the Parliamentary Service.

Authorised by Ge ry Brownl e MP,

Parliament Buildings, We lington.

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Connecting Your Community

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THE earthquake-damaged

former Sockburn Service Centre

could finally be demolished in

July – if the funding needed is

obtained.

port Agency

It comes as the

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

time was needed

to complete the

Community

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

The original

submission to

scope of the

the city council’s

Readers respond

Chance to

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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Page 17 But chief executive Dawn

GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after Page high school, 3 and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will Page help 10 said the community are “somewhat

thankful” for the delay.

her achieve her dreams.

Page 3

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Page 11 said the final submission is yet to

GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help Board chairman Mike Mora

Baxendale said any request to

her achieve her dreams.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

pursue a specific project in the

“The community will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated,

• By Bea Gooding

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

east would have to be agreed

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

upon by council.

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia

effects of this motorway for six

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia in how things worked, often country to participate in the

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

City councillors are yet to pass

Holmes is on a mission to

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

Holmes is on a mission to taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

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to the Covid-19 crisis.

City councillors James Gough,

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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

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clear busine s as usual is not

appropriate and the council

needs to look at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

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signed off for three months so City council chief executive

we have time to get this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

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Competition heats up in

Canterbury market

Keen property purchasers were out in

numbers over the weekend with many

real estate agents recording better than

expected numbers in both enquiry and

open home attendance post-lockdown.

“We’re seeing high levels of interest

across all of our properties,” says owner at

Ray White Bishopdale, Karen Ellis.

“One of our newest listings in Rochford

Place, Bryndwr attracted more than

31 groups on its first weekend of open

homes last week.”

All-time low interest rates and an

ease in lending restrictions by the

reserve bank has created the stimulus

the property marketed needed, and

confidence in the long-term Canterbury

market seems to be strong among buyers,

despite the economic uncertainty that has

swept across the country, Karen says.

Mortgage broker Bruce Condliffe of

Loan Market says while he expected

some pent-up demand from the

Lockdown he thought the economic

uncertainty might dampen buyer

enthusiasm.

“I’ve been really surprised; we are

unexpectedly busy, particularly from

first-home buyers and investors returning

to the market taking advantage of more

accessible home loans and low interest

rates. Pre-approval is also critical in such

a competitive market, particularly for

first-home buyers and we’ve been doing a

lot of work around this,” Bruce says.

‘While there was a lot of talk around

what may or may not happen in the

housing market throughout lockdown,

Canterbury seems to be picking up

right where it left off before Lockdown

restrictions were implemented across

New Zealand,” Bruce adds.

REINZ (Real Estate Institute of New

Zealand) statistics released for May

showed that while the number of

properties sold was down considerably

on the same time last year, the median

sale price had continued its previous

trend and increased by 3.4 per cent in

May on the same period last year.

Owner of Ray White Strowan, Barry

Ellis says many purchasers are being

confronted with a highly competitive

environment and are often finding

themselves in multi-offer situations,

meaning many are having to increase

their offers to reduce the risk of missing

out on the property they want.

Local Ray White business owners Karen & Barry Ellis

“I guess coming back to the market

after Lockdown we were uncertain of

what impact COVID-19 would have

on demand, but we’ve been pleasantly

surprised. The buyer demand is great,

but the competition among buyers has

probably been the most surprising. In the

past couple of weeks we’ve seen some of

the highest levels of competition for our

listed properties.

“Almost every property put under-offer,

or sold post-Lockdown has been in a

multi-offer situation or had multiple

bidders at auction. One of our recently

under-offer properties in Bishopdale had

12 offers at the end of May, and another

unit nearby had five offers just last week.

It’s certainly a seller’s market and it’s great

news for Canterbury home owners.”

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Community a highlight of Margaret’s lockdown

The COVID-19 lockdown

really has just been one

more ‘out of the ordinary’

occasion in a lifetime full of

adventures for Ngaio Marsh

resident Margaret.

The fact that for quite a

few weeks the residents

stayed within the village

perimeters meant an

adjustment to her lifestyle

but not one that was going

to cause real concern.

After all she had her

husband Robert, also

at the village, fellow

Ngaio Marsh resident friends

and wonderful staff to

keep her company.

The village has been a nice

community to live in during

lockdown, Margaret says. “I

think probably for people in

their homes it would have

been more isolating than it

was for us. The staff do treat

us well.”

Margaret, raised in

Chelmsford, Essex, has

memories of World War II.

For a period, her parents

moved her and her siblings

to her grandfather’s house

to allow the evacuees from

London to use their family

home. That sacrifice was not

unusual at that time, she says.

Following the 11-plus

exams, she trained as a nurse

and then went on to become

a midwife with attendance

at the Nursing Sisterhood,

part of The Community

of St John the Divine.

She now loves to watch the

British period drama Call

The Midwife, (based on

that same community) and

remembers cycling around

neighbourhoods exactly

as those in the television

series do.

She next applied to the

London Missionary Society.

As a result, in the mid-1960s,

she was sent as a missionary

to Papua New Guinea,

located in a ‘bush hospital’ up

the coast from Port Moresby,

where she eventually met

Robert, then working in a

Christian bookstore.

A move to Australia, then

New Zealand and a family

followed. The couple have

four boys, including twins.

A couple of their children

live in Christchurch, with

the others in Wellington and

‘down south’.

In July 2018 Margaret

and Robert moved into the

care centre at the Papanui

village, following the sale

of their Christchurch home.

Robert’s health issues

meant resthome care was

a suitable and sensible

choice, she says.

Lockdown meant she

enjoyed a cooked meal

in her room, rather than

as usual in the dining

room. “I didn’t find it too

restrictive,” she says of the

lockdown bubble.

Since restrictions have

eased she has enjoyed

gathering with Robert and

fellow residents for a midday

meal as part of village routine.

They have made some lovely

friends at the dinner table

and around the resthome.

Being one of four

siblings and with her and

Robert having four children,

Margaret has a real social

side, and enjoys time with

Robert each day but then

Margaret, resident at Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village in Papanui.

when she is on her own likes

to sit at the village piano

and play. She is a fan of the

grand piano in the main

village centre and loves to

play a bit of Beethoven and

“classical stuff”.

While growing up during

British rock’n’roll she was

no real fan of Cliff Richard

or the Beatles, instead she

loved classical music and

attended concerts at the

Royal Festival Hall and the

Royal Albert Hall in London.

She has sheet music and

other personal effects in her

room, with a lovely view out

on to the atrium gardens.

Ryman, which operates

34 villages in New Zealand

and two in Victoria, started

screening visitors who had

travelled overseas from late

January, and still requires

visitors to sign a declaration

on entry.

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exceptional contribution to the community. From left to right: Alice Huang, Julie

Wang, Tina Mackie, Nicola Tiffen, Laura Bruce, Sheila Hailstone, Frances Williamson,

Marie Kyle-Stevenson, Tiria Stewart.

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speaking and having a

positive impact on the

community.

Christchurch Women’s

Club Toastmasters has won

the Jack Duffy memorial

rose bowl for exceptional

contribution to the

community.

It is the second

consecutive year the club

has won this accolade,

which was awarded at the

Toastmasters International

District 72 conference.

Said Toastmasters

International district

director Diane Isherwood:

“It is fantastic to see

that the members of

Christchurch Women’s

Toastmasters have taken

the skills that they have

learned and done so much

for the community.”

Toastmasters, through its

educational programme,

gives members the

opportunity and support

to improve confidence and

develop communication

and leadership skills.

The president of the

Christchurch women’s

club Sheila Hailstone

said the women have

led fundraising groups,

developed podcasts

during Covid-19, written

and published two books

with funds raised to go

to Women’s Refuge and

breast cancer research

and have given keynote

speeches.

“The members truly

express the core value

of this club, supporting

women to succeed,” she

said.

Club member Laura

Bruce won the District 72

humorous speech contest,

held online for the first

time.

Her speech, Smart,

helpful, and a great

communicator – she’s the

ultimate assistant, was

a satirical take on the

benefits of virtual assistant

‘Alexa’ in the context of a

smart home.

“I was delighted to win

the humourous speech

contest,” said Laura, who

began her journey to the

district championship by

winning her club’s contest

back in September.

“The strangest part was

competing against my

friend, Albertus Viljoen,

who had won the division

contest in Wellington. Fortunately,

he came second,

so it turned out okay.

“Toastmasters has

opened up so many doors

for me. It gave me the

confidence to try stand-up

comedy, which I never

could have imagined

before toastmasters.”

She now regularly

performs stand-up comedy

in Christchurch, and was

the South Island runner-up

in the 2020 Raw Comedy

Quest.

All women are welcome

to attend Christchurch

Women’s Club

Toastmasters meetings.

The 60min meetings

feature members giving

prepared speeches as well

as an impromptu speaking

component.

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THE earthquake-damaged

former Sockburn Service Centre

could finally be demolished in

July – if the funding needed is

obtained.

port Agency

It comes as 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

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submission to

the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

the city council’s

Readers respond

Chance to

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.

Page 8

Page 17 But chief executive Dawn

GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after Page high school, 3 and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will Page help 10 said the community are “somewhat

thankful” for the delay.

her achieve her dreams.

Page 3

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Page 11 said the final submission is yet to

GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help Board chairman Mike Mora

Baxendale said any request to

her achieve her dreams.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

pursue a specific project in the

“The community will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated,

• By Bea Gooding

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

east would have to be agreed

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering requested.

Consent

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

City councillors are yet to pass

Holmes is on a mission to

demolition of the site would be

upon by council.

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia

effects of this motorway for six

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia in how things worked, often country to participate in the

months, but it’s still there. Until Rates

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

Holmes is on a mission to 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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Gymnastics, which opened its doors to pupils while the school was closed due to fire damage.

on any guidance to staff around

make a difference in the world.

decisions are made to put our

them back together.

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•Story, more photos, page 5

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN this, she said.

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City counci lors James Gough,

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le ter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

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increase could be achieved this

year.

The city council is proposing

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wi l be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

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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.

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for affected busine ses in a l

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Property Management Update

As most landlords will be aware 1st July

2020 was set as the first deadline to comply

with the latest round of tenancy legislation,

the Healthy Homes Standards. The five

components of the Healthy Homes Act are:

1. Insulation, 2. Ventilation, 3. Draughts,

4. Drainage & 5. Heating. The first part of

the legislation requires all new or renewed

tenancy agreements to contain a statement

of intent to comply with the Healthy Homes

Standards. However, due to COVID-19

causing a hold up to reports being carried

out, the Government has extended this

deadline out to 1st December 2020.

So while this has certainly given us a short

reprieve, it is important not to have a

false sense of security, because while the

intent to comply element deadline has

been pushed out - the deadline to have the

work completed has not been altered. This

remains on 1st July 2021.

Many landlords scrambled to get work

completed prior to the insulation deadline

so the wise thing to do is to continue

on towards this deadline and get the

reports completed. That way you can

commence planning and budgeting for

any improvements that will be required to

comply with the Healthy Homes Standards.

One other note is that while you will likely

have previously had insulation reports

completed on your rental property, this

is new legislation, so new reports are

required. Failure to comply will potentially

result in fairly substantial fines so it is best

to start planning now. If I can help with any

questions around this, please get in contact.

Katrina Green,

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Being a Subject to Sale Purchaser

“The Chicken and Egg Scenario”

Buying a property when you are a cash buyer is reasonably

straightforward in that you find a house you like then put an offer in.

You may have a finance clause and a few other conditions which are

typically satisfied within 10 working days after which you confirm

your purchase. Purchasing a home when you all ready own one is

another scenario altogether and usually much more complicated.

Below I have outlined some of the more common scenarios that

could play out in the ‘we have a property to sell first’ situation.

Purchasing unconditionally, without selling your property first

If you are lucky enough to have your home freehold or close enough

to it (a big chunk of equity will help) then the bank may be happy to

offer you a mortgage so you can go and purchase something else

without having to sell your current house first. This will take some

of the pressure off and the worry that you may sell but not find

anything else. The fish hook here can be evidencing to your lender

your ability to service the mortgage on the second property until

your current home has been sold, this can especially affect retirees.

Selling without having purchased anything else first

This option is often taken up by those who would like to know:

a) exactly how much their current home has sold for so they have a

concrete purchasing budget to work with and;

b) would like to be cash purchasers in the marketplace

Being ‘cash purchasers’ allows you to be more competitive in multi

offer situations and allows you to also purchase property at auction

and therefore opens your buying options up to homes being sold

under all methods of sale. The biggest risk here is that you won’t find

anything to buy and settle on before your own home hand-over date.

Many sellers have renting or staying with family as backup options if

this is the case.

Offering on a property subject to the sale of your home

This is an option that interestingly I notice many people beginning

with but often not completing on. I know this sounds like a strange

comment but let me explain. When homeowners have been sitting

comfortably for some years in a home, they start to think a move

might be an idea, the nest is finally empty, the stairs are getting a bit

much, they would like to be closer to family and so on. They will often

go out and have a look around some open homes and then make an

offer subject to the sale of their home.

There are pro’s and con’s to this scenario:

Pros: You have found a home you would like to move into

Cons: Your offer will highly likely contain a ‘rollover’ or ‘cash out’ clause

to the benefit of the sellers, and you still have to sell your house.

What is a rollover clause? In a nutshell, generally this clause is

worded that if the owners of the home that you have made your

offer on receive a cash offer from another buyer you will be given

2-5 working days notice to confirm the purchase or you will be

‘rolled out’ of the deal. You could end up in the position of being in

the middle of selling your home only to have the property you were

hoping to purchase taken away from you. This can be emotionally

very upsetting and stressful.

Another consideration when making a ‘subject to sale’ offer is that

you may not sell your current home for the figure that you had in

mind.

One last point to note and one often less considered until you

arrive in the situation, is that as a subject to sale buyer, generally

your negotiation powers are at an all time low. In smaller or slower

marketplaces or for rural or high end properties this may not so

much be the case but, in general, your subject to sale offer is always

going to be weaker than a cash offer. Cash is King as they say so

your subject to sale offer needs to win out with a solid offering price,

especially in multi offer situations.

Summary

If you sell first and are in a cash position then you certainly have

stronger negotiation powers and the opportunity to secure the

home you want without too much complication.

It doesn’t take long before many subject to sale purchasers are

awakened to the limitations and frustrations of trying to purchase

subject to sale. Sometimes it will work out and in a less competitive

market you shouldn’t have quite the same frustrations. However

finding the home you love and then dealing with the stress of having

to quickly sell your home can be a much more stressful option than

selling and then finding something to buy in a cash position.

Vanessa Golightly

Selling Principal

Vanessa Golightly

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 664 9292

Stuart Morris

Business Owner

& Auctioneer

027 422 6395

Tracy Thomson

Licensee Salesperson

027 440 3035

Ashleigh Pattullo

Licensee Salesperson

027 865 9672

Estelle Schuurman

Property Manager

Claire Morris

Licensee Agent &

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027 662 4822

Katrina Green

Operations Manager

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027 606 0030

Tania Ikin

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Vanessa Golightly

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Tracy Thomson

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Vanessa Golightly

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