Nor'West News: July 02, 2020

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Living

with

dementia

A walk down

memory

lane

Gerry Brownlee

MP for Ilam

283 Greers Road Bryndwr,

Christchurch

ilam@parliament.govt.nz

03 359 0582

Funded by the Parliamentary Service.

Authorised by Gerry Brownlee MP,

Parliament Buildings, Wellington.

• By Bea Gooding

A ROTARY club is helping

children to learn more about

word without the distractions

of pop-up advertisements and

Page 4 Pages 11, 13

Dictionary donations delight

DELIGHTED: Year 4 pupils at Wharenui School were one of four schools who received personalised dictionaries, donated by

The Rotary Club of Riccarton. ​

broken links.

The Riccarton Rotary Club

has donated personalised

dictionaries to children at a

clutch of city schools.

Year 4 pupils at Wharenui

School, Our Lady of Victories

School, St Teresa’s School

and Riccarton Primary

got their dictionaries this

month.

The dictionaries played

an important role in a world

where online learning

continued to grow, Wharenui

School principal Gretchen

Smith confirmed.

• Turn to page 3

Police

patrolling

dangerous

intersection

• By Bea Gooding

POLICE ARE now patrolling

a St Albans area dominated

by roadworks in a bid to deter

dangerous drivers after months of

concern.

Children walking to schools

near Cranford St, particularly at

the Westminster St intersection

have feared for their safety as

drivers ran red lights and did not

follow 30 km/h speed limits.

After the community took action

upon themselves and pleaded with

the city council and local MPs to

improve safety, the measures put in

place improved driver behaviour.

Christchurch Central MP Duncan

Webb has been advocating for

the community and wrote to district

commander Superintendent

John Price requesting for police

presence on school mornings.

Said Dr Webb: “We are really

grateful for the police for

responding to our letter – it appears

that driver behaviour has

improved, it is likely that police

presence has contributed to this.”

“It is fair to say that the road

works being undertaken still

create a confusing and hazardous

crossing, but at least now this

acknowledges steps to mitigate

the hazards.” • Turn to page 3

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Wā Pēpi: Babytimes

Thursday, 10.30-11am

Shirley and Fendalton libraries

Encourage learning through language.

Babytimes is an interactive

programme including music, movement,

rhymes and a story. Recommended

for under two-year-olds. No

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Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Friday, 10am-noon, at Papanui,

Wednesday, 1-2.30pm, at Redwood

Papanui and Redwood libraries

Take your knitting, crochet or other

craft projects and have fun with a

social group. This is a free, drop-in

event.

Reading to Dogs

Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm, at

Papanui, Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm, at

Shirley

Papanui and Shirley libraries

A relaxed, non-threatening event

designed to encourage children to

practise reading skills and develop a

love for reading. Bookings required,

phone 941 7923 to register.

Card Club

Friday, 1.30-3.30pm

Shirley Library

This weekly card club is held every

Friday. Go along and join the fun.

Free, no bookings required.

Magic: The Gathering

Saturday, 1-4pm

Shirley Library

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Family HIstory Help Saturday, 10am-noon, Shirley Library

A librarian and a member of the Canterbury branch of the NZ Society of

Genealogists will be available to help with your family history questions. Free

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the afternoon, playing or swapping

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Mahjong

Monday, 1-4pm

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Activity Zone

Monday, 3.45-4.45pm

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After-school club for children aged

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Construction noise

frustrates residents

• By Bea Gooding

the vibrations that’s a real killer,” ing First where the majority of

she said.

tenants are single people, CMM’s

CONSTRUCTION has started

“My house is from the 1920s, focus is on housing low-income

on a controversial social housing others are much older and the families and older people without

development in Richmond, but whole house just shakes. We can’t assets,” she said

the noise from machinery has even use our lounge until the Works were expected to finish

been frustrating residents for work stops.”

by the end of this year.

weeks.

She said the constant shaking “All the families which will

Owned by the Christchurch has been impacting her health be housed in Guild St during

Methodist Mission (CMM), and causing her stress to the the summer are either currently

16 temporary units, including point where she has been getting homeless, in transitional housing

or in housing that is totally

a communal building, will migraines and felt dizzy at times.

be constructed on Guild St to She even had to call Healthline unsuitable for their needs,” said

provide housing to those facing for advice and had contacted the Mrs Hawkey.

homelessness.

city council and its contractors to The Chancellor St resident was

The developments caused mitigate the issues.

fearing many more months of

anger among neighbouring residents

due to its non-compliance across the road from me was in “It’s not fair to the neighbour-

“It’s just ridiculous. The lady disruption.

with character area rules, loss the shower one time and when hood. I don’t think there’s much

of parking, increase in traffic, it started shaking she thought it else that can be done other than

earthworks breaching council was another earthquake.” reducing the hours they’re working

rules and a number of other concerns

involving its construction. Guild St, she was not given a notice Said city council head of

Because she did not live on to deal with the noise,” she said.

A resident who lives in Chancellor

St near Guild St, who works and believed more people Weston: “The council has

from the city council about the regulatory compliance Tracey

did not want to be named, said should have been informed. received eight complaints

the noise and vibrations from CMM executive director Jill for noise associated with the

machinery have been consistent Hawkey said before the pandemic,

nearly 910 Christchurch development. In response, we

construction work for this

almost every day from 7am since

the start of June.

households were urgently needing

homes, with 16,000 people on noise and has been assessed as

have been on-site to assess the

“Most of us are going crazy.

It’s noisy, and most of the time

we can put up with it but it’s

a waiting list across NZ.

“With the exception of Hous-

compliant with the construction

noise standard.”

• From page 1

The works were unavoidable

in order to deal with the downstream

traffic of the Christchurch

Northern Corridor due to open

in January next year.

The measures being undertaken

did not change the road

issues but encouraged drivers to

take more care and pay attention

to signage and the road.

The city council also took steps

to support residents by being in

contact with the police, providing

workers to help with school

crossings and not operating loud

machinery so pedestrian signals

were heard.

“Full marks to the councillors

who turned up along with the St

Albans School principal to see the

issues first hand,” said Dr Webb.

“It is, however, disappointing

ACTION: The

intersection of

Cranford and

Westminster

Sts will now be

patrolled by

police in order

to mitigate

safety concerns

raised families in

the area.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN ​

Police intervention at

dangerous intersection

that these steps weren’t taken until

there was a mini protest on the

street corner to highlight obvious

dangers and shortcomings.”

Canterbury road policing

manager Inspector Greg Cottam

said concerns were raised with

police regarding the safety of

pedestrians on Cranford St at the

beginning of June.

“Since then, we have increased

patrols there to ensure the safety

of pedestrians and will continue

to do so,” he said.

“This has resulted in changed

signage and alterations to the

traffic management plan.

“We know complacency can

creep in for motorists using roads

where there are long-term road

works, and we want to remind all

motorists to slow down and keep

our tamariki safe.”

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Club a chance for dementia carers to connect

JOURNEY: Jeff and Kathy Bradley have been married for 26

years, after they were introduced to each other by a friend.

• By Bea Gooding

JEFF BRADLEY met the love of

his life at a food and wine festival

26 years ago. Instantly, he knew

he wanted to marry her.

He and Kathy tied the knot six

weeks later, ushering in years of

“blissful” marriage. But now the

couple are caught in the “long

goodbye”.

Mrs Bradley was diagnosed

with dementia about nine

years ago. It was a twist in their

decades-long love story, but Mr

Bradley’s love did not falter.

“They called it a ‘long goodbye.’

There was a lot of crying, but the

love is pretty strong between us,”

he said.

“We’re madly in love with each

other.”

Mr Bradley, of Avondale,

remembered the life the pair led

before the dementia diagnosis.

The accomplished clarinet

player would often play around

the world, including in Australia,

Singapore and Hong Kong.

“She [Mrs Bradley] never

missed a gig in 26 years, and I

played at hundreds of gigs,” he

said.

“Wherever she was, I played

a special number for her, which

was an original and became her

tune.”

It started to get tough for the

pair when everyday tasks such as

putting on clothes, going to the

bathroom and cooking became a

challenge for Mrs Bradley.

Mr Bradley admitted it had

not been an easy journey. His

own health suffered as the couple

faced their greatest challenge.

‘I’ve just gone through 12

weeks of sheer hell living

by myself’

– Jeff Bradley

“It was getting me down at

some points, it was very hard

on me and I ended up having a

nervous breakdown.”

Mrs Bradley now lives in a

home. Before the Covid-19

lockdown, he would visit her

twice a day. Lockdown left him

“completely alone” and unable to

see her.

“I’ve just gone through 12

weeks of sheer hell living by myself,”

he said.

“I had no other support as all

of my family have passed, aside

from my niece who visited occasionally.”

Mr Bradley knew he would not

be alone in either his experience

of lockdown or in the challenge

of caring for a seriously ill

partner.

So, he has started a club for the

partners of those with dementia,

Parkinsons and other serious

illnesses.

It was a struggle to find a group

in Christchurch where he could

connect emotionally with others

who related to his position, he

said.

There was a chance his club was

a first for the city, he said.

Everyone had their own story

of coping and loss.

“One lady I spoke to was

devastated and said she just sits at

home and cries.

“A lot of people are in the same

situation.”

Mr Bradley said the club will

be “a place to grab a tea or coffee

and meet others, see what they’ve

gone through and how they’re

facing it”.

He said he hoped grow the club

beyond Christchurch, to places

such as Auckland, Wellington

and Dunedin, and so create a

support network across New

Zealand.

•Nib’s Lost Partners Club will

host its first meeting on July

7 at the Sydenham Lounge,

Cashmere Club, from

10.30am, phone Jeff on 388

5903 for more information.

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Call for mountain bike track in Strowan

• By Bea Gooding

A NEW mountain bike track

could be a possibility for a park

in Strowan.

Plynlimon Park is mainly

used by dog walkers and for

sporting events. But Strowan

resident Edward Griffiths

believed the space could be

utilised more.

He also said the park has a

history of anti-social behaviour,

with people using it to take

drugs and sleeping rough.

“I have observed, in my eight

years living opposite the park,

that it’s very under-utilised,” he

said.

Last year, the city council

removed a number of trees

on the eastern boundary,

and since then local children

and teenagers used the clear

spaces to construct temporary

mountain bike obstacles.

“This increased the use of the

park and had an immediate

impact on reducing anti-social

behaviour occurring and

instances of people rough

sleeping,” he said.

“The number of people, young

and old, using these obstacles

has been simply amazing to

observe.”

Mr Griffiths said following

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its success, a neighbour took

exception to the obstacles and

had put up signs in the park

telling users to keep out and

that “riding mountain bikes

underneath trees violated

council regulations.”

“Following these actions,

the number of people using

the park plummeted. Since

then, it’s again mostly used by

people to exercise their dog.”

It was because of this Mr

Griffiths decided to write to the

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board, requesting

several permanent mountain

bike obstacles.

“The number of people riding

bikes in the park while they

were in place clearly suggests

many local people would

visit if there were permanent,

council-endorsed mountain bike

obstacles.”

He saw other benefits to

the idea such as the low cost

to construct and maintain,

POTENTIAL:

Makeshift

mountain bike

obstacles at

Plynlimon Park

constructed by

local children

inspired the

suggestion of

a permanent

fixture for the

community to

enjoy.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN ​

encouraged cycle lane use and

provided a destination for both

children and adults to learn new

skills.

Said the city council manager

of community parks Al Hardy:

“In the past 12 months, the

council has received one report

relating to anti-social behaviour

at the park

“Staff have been asked by the

community board to investigate

further and report back in the

next three months.”

In Brief

INTERSECTION UPGRADE

A proposal to improve pedestrian

safety at the Wairakei Rd and

Grahams Rd intersection has

been approved at the latest

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board meeting.

Cycle lanes will be installed,

along with road layout changes

to give pedestrians enough time

to cross the road safely. The

board requested a review of the

intersection in six months time

to determine if right turn arrows

will also be needed.

EDGEWARE RD CLOSURE

The east side Edgeware Rd at

the Barbadoes St intersection is

now closed for approximately

seven weeks. The works include

completing ducting, drainage,

kerb and channel, footpath

and traffic pole installation and

will be carried out between 7am

and 7pm each weekday. The west

side of Edgeware Rd has now

reopened.

WASTEWATER RENEWAL

The existing wastewater pipes

on Springfield Rd are now being

replaced as part of the St Albans

Wastewater Renewal Project.

The pipes have reached the end

of their service life and required

replacing. The work will be

completed in two weeks time.

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Willow’s dedication to birdlife

WATCHING wetland birds on

a crisp Saturday morning is a

rewarding way to start the day

for 10-year-old Willow.

She is the Styx Living Laboratory

Trust’s youngest volunteer

and one of about a dozen people

who meet on the first Saturday

of each month to record bird

numbers and their species.

Willow has been volunteering

for the group for the past four

years, along with her parents,

and said it was a great way to

DEDICATION:

learn about the environment.

Ten-year-old Willow

“I enjoy being outside and

is the youngest

looking at the birds. I also enjoy

volunteer at the Styx

getting a quiz from Chris [another

volunteer] on the tree names

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Trust and loves

to protect the

every time I go. I feel good about

environment.

helping.”

PHOTO: NEWSLINE ​

She is the only child in the

group, but the atmosphere is very

friendly and everyone is willing some are now taller than her,” monthly basis, and the trust organises

regular forest restoration the council and also given to the

collected by volunteers is used by

to share their knowledge about she said.

wildlife and native plants with “Even though she hates getting planting days in the area.

eBird New Zealand Bird Atlas.

her.

up early on a Saturday morning, The Styx River is home to “We’ve been monitoring birds

Her mum, Jess, said Willow once she gets to the bird monitoring

Willow enjoys watching scaup, herons, cormorants, we’ve been able to detect new

paradise shelduck, New Zealand regularly for about six years, so

has been interested in the environment

and animals since she and learning how the environment

changes. She doesn’t talk other species.

of little pied cormorants at the Styx

pukeko, and pied stilts among things happening, such as a colony

was a toddler.

“We took her along to Summer much but soaks up all the information

that the other volunteers greater connection with the local Children from Marshland

Jess said they all gained a Mill Conservation Reserve.”

in the Styx [an annual public

event organised by the trust] share with her.”

area as a result of volunteering. School and Ouruhia School and

and she liked the idea of helping Along with bird monitoring, The city council biodiversity volunteers from Conservation

in some way. She has been back trust volunteers carry out water team leader Antony Shadbolt, Volunteers NZ and corporate

each year, taking part in all the quality monitoring on the Styx who works closely with the Styx groups often help out with the

activities available, collecting River catchment, a spring-fed Living Laboratory Trust, said planting days in an area off

donations and planting trees – ecosystem in Harewood, on a the bird monitoring information Marshland Rd.

Edgeware

pool plans

progress

FUNDRAISING FOR the

Edgeware pool is set to continue

following its recognition as a

community asset.

St Albans Pool Group held

its annual general meeting last

Wednesday with guest speaker

Duane Major backing the campaign.

Mr Major previously fought

for the construction of the West

Spreydon School Community

Pool and helped saved Abel Tasman’s

Arawoa Beach.

The pool group spent the last

year successfully completing a

feasibility study to determine

whether the pool would be an asset

to the community.

They also held monthly events

such as pub quizzes and raffles to

pay for the $43,000 required for

the pool’s resource consents.

Said chairperson Paul Somerville:

“Duane is passionate about

thriving communities. The Edgeware

pool would be a tremendous

asset to the wellbeing of St Albans

and surrounding suburbs.’’

After the city council said they

would not contribute money to

the project, they later said $1.25m

of funding would go towards its

rebuild with the remaining $5

million costs to be raised.

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Principal’s Message — March 2020

Tēnā Koutou Kātoa

The unprecedented events of the past months will

remain with us but now we are thankful to be in a

position whereby we can look forward in our planning.

Our timetable is fully engaged and sporting and

cultural events will commence in Term 3.

This year we are offering a series of day tours of our

school. This is an opportunity for you and your child

to see first hand the wide range of opportunities on

offer and experience the strong school culture built on

our values of Respect, Excellence and Perseverance.

We look forward to meeting you and working together.

Nāku iti noa

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Principal

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school life. From environment to culture to lunchtime

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are developed to compliment our Casebrook REP values;

aiming to help our students leave as community-minded,

proactive young people.

A School of Opportunities

Our engagement and enrichment programmes are back

underway! We aim every year to provide a wide range

of experiences for our students and these are now all

up and running. Music, dance, cultural, environmental,

academic and sporting groups will have a big impact on

our students learning this year. Engaged students are

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Casebrook Open Days

Alongside other Intermediate schools across Christchurch,

we have modified our traditional ‘Open night’ this year to

take place during the day with smaller groups and a wider

choice of times. This is due to the uncertainty of future

COVID Alert level restrictions.

Please call or email the school office to book a place on these tours


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Thursday July 2 2020 9

News

Squash courts to be a

‘sporting highlight’ for city

IT WAS a bold idea that simply

could not be squashed.

The Richmond Club is set to

rebuild three squash courts at

the same time as the current

rebuild programme.

The club’s executive sought to

delay the build - and there was

another bid not to build them at

all – but most members voted to

secure them.

The squash courts on the club

site were lost to the Canterbury

quakes. That they will be reinstated

has delighted all club members,

not just squash players.

“Members realised what an

asset the new courts will be and

a way to encourage youth in the

area to take up another sporting

activity,” Ross Williams, of

the Richmond Club, said.

Mr Williams said it would cost

about $250,000 to construct the

facilities, complete with changing

rooms and showers.

The squash section of the club

was formed in 1969. Members

played at the YMCA courts on

Hereford St until the courts were

built and opened in 1975.

Over the years, the section

HIGHLIGHT: Richmond Working Men’s Club construction on the corner Stanmore and London

Streets which is due to finish in November.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

over the years has encouraged

youth to join the club with junior

nights and tournaments injecting

a vibrancy into the club.

The courts were utilised by all

members, section or otherwise,

at all times of the day.

The section before the earthquakes

was involved in interclub

Canterbury Squash, which

was two nights a week.

Mr Williams said construction

began last year and the club

was hoping to finish works by

November this year.

Online food

pantry

taking shape

• By Bea Gooding

A PROJECT to provide the St

Albans community with an

online food exchange is starting

to take shape.

The idea to run the online

pantry, by the St Albans Residents

Association, was a chance

for those who had unwanted or

excess food to exchange with others,

reducing waste along the way.

Papanui-Innes Community

Board member Emma Twaddell

said following financial fallout

from Covid-19 within households,

an initiative like this was

important for the community.

“Because of Covid-19, there’s

a lot more people without work.

We want to ensure our community

is resilient,” she said.

“Funding is drying up, so we

can’t rely on others – we have to

do it ourselves and support each

other.”

She said the project was online

as more people could access the

service.

Ms Twadell said it was an

opportunity for those who had

lost jobs to volunteer and do

something beneficial for their

community.

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activator@stalbans.gen.nz

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WITH MARY IN FAITH

TĀTOU KO MERE E WHAKAPONO ANA

Why Marian College

Marian College is a Catholic school community with a love of faith,

learning and service for the common good. We are a state-integrated

school for girls, which combines high academic standards, and a

progressive approach to education with a genuine commitment to the

Gospel and our special Catholic character. Marian is a inclusive, family

based school, where we know our students well and work together with

whanau. Year 9 students will be supported by our Year 12 Peer Support

leaders as they begin their high school years.

Students at Marian achieve excellent academic results, consistently

performing above the national levels in New Zealand. Marian has a

wide ranging curriculum delivered by a dedicated and talented staff. Our

graduates are women who have faith and understand the importance of

contributing to society.

For families considering Marian College please enrol by July 31st and

feel free to contact the school for further information and assistance.

Enrolment applications for Year 9 2021

close 31 July 2020.

Please visit our website or contact the team at Marian College

to enrol your daughter for 2021 and beyond.

Marian College 122 Barbadoes St, Christchurch

Phone 03 385 8449 exec@mariancollege.school.nz

www.mariancollege.school.nz

Marian College Vision and Values

Marian College

Campus Update

In 2023, Marian College will

relocate to north west Christchurch

on a purpose built three hectare

campus.

espect

Commitment

Core

Values

The new school is projected to

cost in excess of $20 million and

we are all very excited to be able

to welcome students from the

beginning of February 2023. Year

9 students in 2023 will be seniors

at the new Marian College.

This new site provides Marian

College with a future focussed

and sustainable campus to further

strengthen and grow the Catholic

community in Christchurch.

We welcome prospective families

to be part of our community

and help shape the future of

Marian College.

We look forward to sharing more

of our exciting plans as we travel

on this journey together.

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Thursday July 2 2020 11

A walk along memory lane

Ngaio Marsh directs a production of Hamlet produced by the

Canterbury University Drama Society and performed at the Civic

Theatre in 1958.

Swimmers at the Lake

Bryndwr shingle pit,

corner of Wairakei and

Breens Rds in 1955.

Left – Two DC3s in

front of the National

Airways hangar at

Christchurch Airport

during the 1950s. The

former RNZAF hanger

was used by NAC for

engineering work.

Right – Christchurch

Airport showing NAC

Viscounts, Friendships

and DC3s during the

1960s.

•More photos, p13

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Mairehau Hall officially open in 1916. The name Mairehau was chosen in honour of

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334 4125

BRICKLAYER

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