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It has proposed as part of its

draft Annual Plan to defer a

total of $9,216,764 in funding to

various roading and transport

projects across the Innes Ward

for the current financial year.

This would include a $3 million

deferral in funding to the

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Roading

projects

could lose

$9 million

• By Louis Day

MORE THAN $9 million

could be deferred from roading

and transport projects across

the north-west for the next 12

months.

This comes as the city council

looks to readjust its priorities in

which left it with a $99 million

revenue shortfall.

PRIDE: Year 4 Paparoa Street School pupil Dana Hickey’s lockdown art was displayed on nearby streets as part of a special

leaving $832,416 on budget for

the project.

Skydiving

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exhibition. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Bea Gooding

THE STREETS of Papanui

were enlivened by vibrant art

crafted during the nationwide

lockdown by primary school

pupils.

From paintings and chalk

drawings to 3D block art and

sculptures made with natural

material, Paparoa Street School

pupils were proud to have their

hard work exhibited for the

community.

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the school’s surrounding

streets were complete with

musical numbers performed

by the pupils, forging a

path for an “Art Walk” in

the area.

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had an overarching theme of

belonging and kindness, put a

smile on people’s faces.

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The council will consider

reallocating funding towards

any deferred projects when it

addresses its Long Term Plan

next year.

It is not all bad news for the

area though, the downstream

intersection improvements

to Cranford St would see a

$1,616,765 increase in funding,

giving it a budget of $1,973,823

for the financial year.

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Shooting

victim

lost son

in attack

• By John Lewis

A MARCH 15 mosque attack

victim left fighting for his life

in the aftermath of the carnage

wants the death penalty to be

reintroduced in New Zealand.

Mohammad Alayan (right) was

at the Al Noor Mosque on March

15, 2019, when he was shot in the

head and chest. His son, Atta, was

killed.

They were among the 51 people

killed and 49 injured in the terrorist

attack.

Dr Alayan has recovered from

his injuries and has prepared his

victim impact statement, to be

read at the sentencing of the terrorist.

The sentencing will start on

August 10 and is expected to take

three days.

In his victim impact statement,

Dr Alayan calls for New Zealand

to bring back capital punishment.

• Turn to page 4

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Thursday July 9 2020 The Star

• By Matt Slaughter

SOME PEOPLE tend to try

and extinguish house fires

themselves and phone family

members before 111 when a

blaze starts.

These are two of the early

findings of a University of Otago

study into people’s behaviour

in response to accidental house

fires in New Zealand, which is

running until October.

Dr Amy Richardson from the

university’s injury prevention

research unit is part of a team

running the study and wants

Cantabrians who have been in accidental

house fires to take part.

Dr Richardson said so far, five

people from other parts of New

Zealand have been interviewed

but the aim is to talk to more

than 20 before the study ends.

Said Dr Richardson: “It’s very

preliminary, but what we have

found is that people, at least from

the people I’ve talked to so far,

they do tend to attempt to put

the fire out themselves, which is

a little bit concerning for us.

“Certainly, not everyone is

calling Fire and Emergency

[New Zealand] and quite often,

in the first instance, they tend to

call family members,” she said.

Dr Richardson said the main

cause of accidental house fires is

unattended cooking.

However, she said those spoken

to so far were in fires caused

by different things, including a

salt lamp being left on during the

day and a deodorant can exploding

because it was left too close

to candles.

Dr Richardson said her team

wants to speak Cantabrians who

have been injured in accidental

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Maori names added to peninsula sites

• By Jess Gibson

A POPULAR route used

to travel between Lyttelton

Harbour and the central city

has had its traditional Maori

name restored.

Pukeatua, which translates

to “hills of the gods,” became

Dyers Pass in 1942, after wellknown

farmer John Dyer.

He owned several properties

at Governors Bay and Lyttleton

Harbour and opened up his

land for the Government to

build an official road in 1859,

now Dyers Pass Rd.

Dyers Pass will now be

known as Pukeatua/Dyers Pass.

It is one of 13 locations across

Banks Peninsula which has had

its name altered to include te

reo, as requested by Te Hapū o

Ngāti Wheke.

Eleven traditional Maori

names have been reintroduced

alongside the current European

names.

These include Dyers Pass,

Cass Peak, Adderley Head,

King Billy Island, Mansons

Peninsula, Coopers Knob,

Evans Pass, Sugar Loaf, The

Tors, Castle Rock and Witch

Hill.

Two changes are not for

Study finds people phone

family before fire brigade

house fires and those who have

escaped unscathed to compare

what actions contributed to these

different outcomes.

Said Dr Richardson: “What

we’re hoping and what Fire and

Emergency [New Zealand] is

hoping is that we can really

uncover the reasons people act

the way that they do so that their

dual names as there are no

English names for those features.

Rapaki is now Te Rāpaki-o-

Te-Rakiwhakaputa and Rapaki

Rock has become Te Ahi-a-

Tamatea.

The Minister for Land

Information Eugenie Sage

approved the changes at Rāpaki

marae on Tuesday.

FIGHT OR

FLIGHT:

Researchers

from the

University of

Otago want

to speak to

Cantabrians

who have

been in

accidental

house fires as

part of a study

into how

people act

during these

emergencies.

behaviours can be targeted in

fire prevention campaigns.”

•If you have been in an

accidental house fire and

want to take part in this

study, email Dr Richardson

amy.richardson@otago.

ac.nz, or phone 021 279

0734.

NEWS 3

in brief

School hearings panel

adjourned

A Resource Management Act

hearings panel meeting which

was held over an application to

regularise a breach of building

conditions at Redcliffs School

was adjourned on Friday. The

applicant, which is the Ministry

of Education, has two weeks to

submit a written right of reply.

Once the commissioner has

received this information there

is a further 15 working days for

the decision.

Rob Hall resigns

from DCL

Development Christchurch Ltd’s

chief executive Rob Hall has

resigned. It comes as the city

council-owned company, which

contributes to the regeneration

and redevelopment of the city

works on a plan to transfer all of

its projects to other organisations

and shut down. Mr Hall has been

chief executive of DCL since 2015

and is best known for setting

up the New Brighton hot pools,

He Puna Taimoana, and the

beachside playground.

Plan to have films

made in city

A new plan could spark

overseas interest for filming

in Christchurch. Earthquake

recovery laws are being used to

potentially fast track a proposal

to make it easier to set up film

studios in commercial, industrial

and rural zones. A decision will

be made by Associate Greater

Christchurch Regeneration

Minister Poto Williams about

early September.

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Death penalty ‘a must

if justice is to prevail’

• From page 1

“Since March 15, until writing

this statement, my heart is

yearning for restoration of justice

to the victims of the heinous

massacre, and a call for the death

penalty for the brutal and conscienceless

criminal.

“Crimes like the one committed

on March 15, are so heinous

and inherently wrong that they

demand the death penalty to

deter such heinous crimes in the

future, and to keep the society

safe.

The death penalty for the most

heinous murders and the most

brutal and conscienceless murderers,

such as the terror attack

on March 15, is a must if justice is

to prevail.

“To sentence killers like (the

terrorist), would fail to do justice,

because the penalty – presumably

a long period in prison – would

be grossly disproportionate to the

heinousness of the crime.”

Dr Alayan said he understood

New Zealand’s law did not have

capital punishment, so in lieu

of death, he would call on the

judge to sentence the terrorist to

life-long imprisonment without

parole, and immediate deportation

to Australia, where he was

from.

“Such a criminal should not

live for a second in the land of

love and compassion, and the

loving and caring Kiwis should

not pay for his imprisonment.

“For the future, I call upon

my Kiwi brothers and sisters

to restore the death penalty in

New Zealand law, to deter such

heinous crimes in the future and

to keep society safe.”

Capital punishment in NZ

• Walter Bolton,

was the last person

executed in New

Zealand, on February

18, 1957. He was

convicted of poisoning

his wife Beatrice. He

was hanged for her

murder at Mt Eden

Prison.

• 85 people were

executed under New Zealand’s

capital punishment system

while it was in force. An

additional five people were

Walter Bolton

executed under

military regulations

in World War I.

• Capital

punishment was

retained for treason

until the Abolition

of the Death Penalty

Act in 1989. In

times of perceived

increases in violent

crime or when there has been

a particularly high profile

murder, the debate about

tougher punishment comes up.

The terrorist pleaded guilty

to 51 charges of murder, 40 of

attempted murder and one under

the Terrorism Suppression Act, in

the High Court at Christchurch

earlier this year.

• Editorial page 15

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Mosque paramedic

develops app

• By Jess Gibson

A PARAMEDIC who

was on the frontline for

two of Christchurch’s

biggest tragedies is using

his experience to help

first responders during

mass casualty incidents.

St John intensive care

medic Dean Brown was one

of the first on the scene at the

collapse of the CTV building

in 2011, as well as the Al Noor

Mosque shootings on March 15

last year.

He said the events emphasised

New Zealand’s ongoing problems

with providing real-time

information to agencies from the

scene of mass incidents.

“At the moment there is a real

gap in that information. We’ll go

in, we’ll triage how many patients

we can see and how sick [they]

are, we’ll notify our comms centre

by radio and that’s generally

where the information stops.”

In an attempt to eradicate those

issues, he is developing an app

named “Triage Plus,” focused on

providing patient details to agencies

as they happen.

He said a similar system would

have made a “huge difference”

during the 2011 earthquake and

the mosque attack.

Dean Brown

“All the agencies

involved would have

had a very clear picture

straight away. It [would]

help them provide an

appropriate response and

resources to it.”

Mr Brown’s idea has

seen him chosen as one of

nine finalists up for TSB

Good Stuff People’s Choice awards.

The winner will receive up to

$30,000, which Mr Brown said

would enable him and others

working on the app to complete

the project quicker.

Mr Brown said the app will be

ready for trials next month.

“We’re going to be running

feasibility trials to clarify what we

think it will do inaccurately and

we will be doing that using 200

patients. The first version of the

app will be available in August

and we’re going to run the trials in

September. Then we will look to

refine the app using feedback from

the trials and move from there.”

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ideas and vote for your favourite,

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Thursday July 9 2020 The Star

• By Louis Day

DISRUPTION from the

Covid-19 pandemic is resulting

in contractors applying

for millions of dollars in

compensation from the city

council.

About $6 million has already

been applied for by contractors

to account for the disruption

from alert level 4 restrictions.

The city council has paid out

$477,361 in claims so far. A city

council spokesman said it was

looking at ways to manage these

claims so they have no impact

on rates.

Depending on the agreements

made, contractors can claim

money from the party they have

been hired by in compensation

for time extension on a project.

City councillor

Phil Mauger

and owner

of Maugers

Contracting Ltd

thought it was

a “low blow”

for contractors

to be making

claims from the city council

under the circumstances of the

pandemic.

“I had the opportunity to put

some [claims] in and I said:

‘Nah,’ because I did not think it

was cricket,” he said.

“Say the council said you

can’t work on a project for two

months and there was no Covid,

fair enough, because the

council is causing you to

lose money. But in this

situation, you can’t go

anywhere else because the

whole country was locked

down.”

Isaac Construction is one

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Millions sought for delay

Phil Mauger

of the companies to have

made a claim, applying for

about $2 million in relation

to disruption to roading

and major projects.

Said Isaac Construction chief

executive Jeremy Dixon: “There

is a clause in it [contract] that allows

us to claim for some of the

cost we have incurred as a result

of Covid-19.”

Deputy Mayor and

chairman of the council’s

finance and performance

committee

Andrew Turner hoped

the payment of any

claims would not lead

to a rates increase.

“I am confident the

council will deal with

anything that needs to

be dealt with in a sensible,

efficient and professional

manner,” he said.

These claims only add to

the financial pressures the city

Jeremy

Dixon

REPAYMENT:

Isaac

Construction

has made a

claim of about

$2 million

to the city

council for

compensation

from the

disruption of

the Covid-19

pandemic

to roading

and major

projects it was

contracted.

council is already facing after

suffering a $99 million revenue

shortfall as a result of the pandemic.

It is currently processing submissions

to its draft Annual Plan

which proposes an average rates

increase of 3.5 per cent after

trimming back on its budget for

the next 12 months.

Leaving the lost income and

additional costs arising from the

pandemic unaddressed would

have driven a rates increase of

more than 21 per cent for the

current financial year.

The city council will finalise its

Annual Plan by the end of this

month.

NEWS 5

Town hall to

open for daily

access soon

THE TOWN hall will open its

doors for daily public access next

month.

The hall, which suffered significant

damage from the February

22, 2011, earthquakes, reopened

for events in February last year

after a $167 million restoration.

Yesterday, Vbase, the company

managing the hall, announced it

would now be open for daily public

access from August 4 onwards.

Said chief executive Caroline

Harvie-Teare: “Our community

has so many special memories

over almost 50 years at the town

hall and there is great pride in the

venue. Opening the doors for daily

access is both an opportunity

for the community to reconnect

with its venue but also for visitors

to Christchurch to experience one

of our most iconic assets.”

A ‘Friends of Christchurch

Town Hall’ volunteer programme

is being established to welcome

and provide information to visitors

to the venue. Applications for

the programme are now open.

While the $167 million

restoration of the hall brought

it to 100 per cent of the New

Building Standard, an Audit New

Zealand report found the project

was “beset with some significant

issues” after it was originally

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National

promises

$1.5b SH1

upgrade

A $1.5 billion upgrade to the

road linking Christchurch to

Ashburton has been promised if

National is elected.

The upgrade would see about

60km of State Highway 1 extended

to two lanes in each direction,

new bridges built over the Rakaia,

Selwyn and Ashburton rivers and

safety improvements made to

intersections on the route.

National party leader Todd

Muller said the project will be

“transformational” for Canterbury

if it goes ahead.

Said Mr Muller: “State Highway

1 is the major economic corridor

for the movement of freight and

commercial activity in the South

Island. If we want our economy

to create jobs, having an efficient

transport network is essential.”

Construction of the road is expected

to start at the start of 2023

if National is voted in.

It would connect to Christchurch’s

Southern Motorway, which

is under construction between

Rolleston and Christchurch.

Since 2010, there have been 24

deaths and 119 serious injuries

on the section of SH1 where the

upgrades are proposed.

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Dark web drug smuggler

narrowly avoids jail

• By Kurt Bayer

THE LEADER of a dark web

underground drug smuggling

ring has narrowly avoided a stint

behind bars.

Timothy Robert Fearn, 33,

imported packages of methamphetamine

and ecstasy into New

Zealand from the United States

and the Netherlands under false

names and addresses over several

months in 2016.

He earlier admitted two charges

of importing the class A drug

meth and the class B drug ecstasy

(MDMA) and selling them to a

tight circle of friends, and for his

own use.

A judge sentenced him to 11

months’ home detention yesterday,

after he also admitted other

dishonesty and driving charges,

saying he had come “within a

whisker” of going to jail.

Christchurch District Court

heard that New Zealand Customs

operate a mail screening service

at the International Mail Centre

at Auckland Airport, which

check international postal articles

and fast freight courier items.

Fearn – and two others who

have already received home detention

sentences – were caught

CAUGHT: The dark web was used for smuggling ecstasy

and methamphetamine.

PHOTO: GETTY

in Operation Skillet importing

the drugs between May 3 and

September 1, 2016.

The summary of facts says the

drug parcels in this case were

similar to imports encountered in

previous drug operations where

the drugs had been ordered over

the internet using dark web underground

websites.

These dark websites allow a

person to order a wide variety of

illegal items via the internet, in

this case class A and B drugs,”

the Crown summary says.

These orders are sent internationally

to an address and name

supplied by the importer who has

ordered the goods.”

Goods are also increasingly

being paid for using the digital

currency, Bitcoin.

“It is common for the importer

of these goods to use false or fictitious

names but to use addresses

that they have some sort of control

over so they can retrieve the items

when it arrives,” the court heard.

Parcels intercepted at the

International Mail Centre which

contained a total of 27g of methamphetamine

and 3.6g of ecstasy

were sent to various Christchurch

addresses.

When police caught up with

Fearn, he denied being involved

in the online ordering of drugs

but said he had given money

to another man to help pay for

them.

He said he would use some of the

drugs himself and sell the rest.

Judge Raoul Neave said while

there were sales of unknown

quantities on a few occasions,

he accepted it was mostly for

personal use.

The judge said while Fearn

appeared to be the leader of the

operation, it was small and “relatively

insignificant”.

Fearn told a pre-sentence

report writer that he accepted his

behaviour was “foolish”, which

the judge said was “putting it

mildly”.

Judge Neave sentenced him to

home detention at a West Coast

address, but warned if he slipped

up again in the near future, he

would be heading to prison.

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• By Louis Day

A TOTAL OF $3.5 million taken

away from the Old Municipal

Chambers for the financial year

should not delay its restoration,

the city council says.

That amount has been proposed

to be deferred from the budget for

the restoration and strengthening

of the chambers for the financial

year under the city council’s draft

Annual Plan. This would still

leave the project with $1,740,618

for the year.

City council manager of capital

delivery and major facilities

Alistair Pearson said this would

see the funding reallocated to

2024 to align with the repair

programme, not causing any

delays.

The building on Oxford Tce

was opened in 1887 and used

as the city council’s chambers

for 37 years. It was badly

damaged by earthquakes and

has been extensively braced ever

since.

Another historic site the

city council is proposing to

defer funding from in the face

of the Covid-19 crisis is the

Peacock Fountain in the Botanic

Gardens, which was first unveiled

in 1911.

The city council is looking to

pull $167,000 from the renewal of

the fountain for the financial year,

leaving the project with nothing

for 12 months.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Money for historic civic chambers

and fountain could be held back

STRENGTH: The Municipal

Chambers on the corner

of Worcester Boulevard

and Oxford Tce has been

heavily braced since the

earthquakes.

HISTORIC:

Funds for

the Peacock

Fountain

renewal

project could

be deferred.

NEWS 7

Red zone

fund to

activate

projects

THE CITY council has opened

a $282,000 fund to enable

people to activate community

projects and events in the

former red zone.

The red zones transitional

use fund is open to individuals,

community organisations and

social enterprises to help new

projects in the Ōtākaro Avon

River Corridor, Southshore,

South New Brighton, Brooklands

and the Port Hills areas.

The fund aims to strengthen

connections between the regeneration

areas and nearby communities,

provide recreational

opportunities for Christchurch

residents, improve the land’s

environmental and ecological

health and enable new ideas for

the land.

The fund could also support

any regeneration plans for more

permanent uses of the areas.

Te Tira Kāhikuhiku Red

Zones Consultative Group

chairwoman Chrissie Williams

said the transitional use fund

is an opportunity for groups

to bring their ideas to life and

strengthen the community’s

connection to the land.

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Thursday July 9 2020 The Star

• By Louis Day

THE CONTEST for the city’s

most see-sawing electorate starts

next week.

Sitting Labour MP Duncan

Webb will face his most

likely strongest challenger for

the Christchurch Central seat,

National Party candidate Dale

Stephens, in a political debate

hosted by the Central City Business

Association.

Christchurch Central has

changed hands between Labour

and National twice since 2002,

which is more than any other

electorate across the city and

Canterbury.

Christchurch East, Ilam and

Port Hills/Banks Peninsula have

been held by the same party for

the last 18 years.

Mr Stephens did not see

Christchurch Central as a

Labour stronghold. He believed

the population within the central

city was more dynamic than the

ones within more suburban and

rural electorates that tend to stick

with a particular party.

“I don’t think it is a Labour

stronghold at all, I think it is a

very cosmopolitan electorate

with differing views,” he said.

Dr Webb sees things differently.

“Christchurch is a Labour city

and Christchurch Central is a

Labour seat,” he said.

“A Labour Government, well

Duncan Webb

represented in Christchurch, is

where we belong.”

The Christchurch Central seat

has been well contested in the

past with former Labour MP

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

See-saw electorate debate next week

Dale Stephens

Brendon Burns losing out to

National’s Nicky Wagner by 47

votes in 2011.

Ms Wagner then went on to win

the next election by 2420 votes

BY THE NUMBERS

Previous Christchurch Central electorate election results

2017: Duncan Webb (Labour) 16,331 votes

Nicky Wagner (National) 13,760 votes

2014: Nicky Wagner (National) 15,346 votes

Tony Milne (Labour) 12,926 votes

2011: Nicky Wagner (National) 12,064 votes

Brendon Burns (Labour) 12,017 votes

2008: Brendon Burns (Labour) 14,078 votes

Nicky Wagner (National) 13,143 votes

2005: Tim Barnett (Labour) 17,685 votes

Nicky Wagner (National) 9849 votes

2002: Tim Barnett (Labour) 17,190 votes

Nicky Wagner (National) 6837 votes

before losing out to Dr Webb in

the last election by 2871 votes.

Dr Webb, a former law professor

and partner of law firm Lane

Neave is currently the chairman

of Parliament’s environment

select committee, and describes

himself as a “business-friendly

socialist.”

“People think socialism and a

thriving economy are inconsistent,

it’s not.

The current times are showing

that an economy with a Government

willing to help people when

necessary is actually beneficial.”

Mr Stephens has more than

20 years of experience in senior

roles leading businesses in New

Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong

and Singapore.

He is currently the director of

Maori business at New Zealand

Trade and Enterprise as well as

chairman of NZ Maori Tourism

while also directing three private

businesses.

Before entering business he

was in the police, several years as

a detective inspector, specialising

in serious crime. He also used

to be the presenter of TV show

Crimewatch.

The debate next Thursday will

be moderated by chief executive

of the Christchurch Foundation

Amy Carter..

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Design for new

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and Gloucester Sts in the

Performing Arts Precinct is under

way.

It will include a 360-seat main

playhouse auditorium, a studio

theatre and front-of-house and

back-stage facilities.

Court Theatre Trust chairman

Steven van der Pol said a new

home has been in the planning

for more than seven years.

The concept design, which is

the first stage of the design process,

is expected to take about 14

weeks.

Construction is expected to

begin in early 2022 and it is due to

open in late 2023.

The city council is committing

$30 million towards the

development of the Performing

Arts Precinct, which includes

the construction of The Court

Theatre, a public realm area and

landscaping.

This funding was set aside in

the council’s Long Term Plan

2018-2028.

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Police seek owners

NEWS 11

of recovered jewellery

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

Mark Leadbetter, IT director at House of Travel

• By Matt Slaughter

THOUSANDS OF dollars of

jewellery items, which may have

been stolen, have been recovered

from second-hand shops in the

central city.

Now, police want to return

the items, which include rings,

earrings and

bracelet charms,

to their original

owners.

They also

warn those

thinking of

selling stolen

Don Fisher

items to pawn

shops that they

are watching.

Detective Sergeant Don Fisher

said some of the individual

jewellery items potentially stolen

could be valued about $3000

and may have even greater

sentimental value to those who

they originally belonged to.

“Some of that stuff looks as

though it would be of sentimental

value,” he said.

Detective Sergeant Fisher said

police want to track down the

owners of the jewellery to ask if

the items were stolen from them.

Police have the names of the

people who sold the items to the

second-hand stores and if they are

confirmed to have been stolen,

police will investigate these

individuals.

He said one item that looks like

it will be particularly special to

its original owner is a piece of

jewellery with a Christian name

and the words “love forever”

engraved on it.

The items police want to return

to their original owners were

recovered by police between the

end of May and the end of June,

said Detective Sergeant Fisher.

The Star reported last month

police saw an increase in the

number of items stolen from

outside house items being sold in

second-hand stores or online after

level 4 and level 3 finished.

Detective Sergeant Fisher said

in spite of it being more common

for stolen items to be sold online

these days, police still regularly

attend second-hand stores to see

which items may have been sold

to them by thieves.

“We are actively looking at

these outlets and if you are selling

stolen property, be warned,” he

said.

He said all of the second-hand

stores where the jewellery has

been sold to have co-operated

with police investigations and

did not know the items may have

been stolen.

Anyone who thinks the items

recovered by police belong to

them or someone they know

should phone 105 and ask to

speak to Detective Sergeant

Fisher.

On the up

Tell us about House of

Travel.

House of Travel is a New

Zealand owned and operated

company. From opening our

first retail store in Timaru

in 1987 we now have stores

throughout New Zealand,

from Kerikeri to Invercargill.

Our customers are Kiwis who

want to explore the world

and understand the value

travel agents provide. House of

Travel is committed to supporting

our communities and

local hospices.

The recent lockdown has

been tough on everyone,

what was the toughest aspect

for House of Travel and its

people? How did you adapt?

New Zealanders love to

travel the world, but the

coronavirus pandemic hit

our customers and the wider

travel industry hard. As the

global lockdown took effect,

our consultants worked long

hours to help customers plan

and return to New Zealand as

borders closed. In the face of

this pandemic and other major

events over the last 20 years,

we’ve remained focused on the

welfare of our customers and

our people.

Now that lockdown has

been relaxed, are you expecting

to operate differently?

What aspects of your business

do you think will change

permanently?

I think there will be a move

towards more remote working.

Accordingly, we have the

systems and support in place

to allow our people to work

remotely, which we expect

will continue in a post-Covid

environment. However, the

traditional store-based model

is still important, as many

customers prefer that environment.

House of Travel will

provide both options, including

different physical locations

and digital channels to support

our customers in the places

they expect.

What role does technology

play at House of Travel as you

adjust to the so-called new

normal? Which technology

has been most helpful? Are

you using any new technology

now?

Technology is critical to

everything we do. Behind

every booking is a multitude

of systems that communicate

with hotels, airlines, and distribution

networks. Without our

Chris Paulsen, House of

Travel executive chairman

and founder, with Lucy.

IT systems, we can’t sell travel.

The most helpful technology

through lockdown was the

virtual consultant desktop.

This enabled our consultants to

work from anywhere with the

same toolset they had available

to them instore. We had

our entire business working

remotely and the experience

was seamless.

Do you have a sense of

what the future looks like for

House of Travel?

The future of travel will be

different for some time. Our

purpose is to enrich lives

through travel and that is

something we will continue to

do wherever it is safe for Kiwis

to travel, including domestically.

Whatever the circumstances,

our customers will be

able to travel with confidence

knowing that we have the

technology, experience, and

expertise to provide them with

round-the-clock, personalised

support.

Finally, what lessons have

you learned from this chapter

in our history?

Take things one day at a

time. Planning is important,

but Covid-19 triggered swift

changes that shifted our focus

to the situation directly in

front of us. Staying light on

our feet and adapting to new

circumstances kept us on the

front foot.

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Christchurch second-hand stores, which they believe may have been stolen.

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Phone 0800 713 715


The Star Thursday July 9 2020

12

OUR PEOPLE

LEE BARRACLOUGH

From all parts of the globe to Sumner,

Lee Barraclough’s

business Skydiving

Kiwis is set to launch

a new attraction later

this month or in August,

which will allow people

to skydive out of a

helicopter onto Sumner

Beach. Matt Slaughter

talked to him about this

and the experiences he

has had in his 17 years

as a skydiver

Tell me about your job and

how you make a living?

I’ve been a skydiving

instructor now for 17 years.

Basically, at the moment I’ve

been living in Sumner. In 2003, I

learnt to skydive and then I spent

12 years travelling around the

world chasing the sun.

I came back to New Zealand

in 2011, just after the earthquake

and set up Skydiving Kiwis and

since then, we’ve been doing

commercial skydiving with

tandem skydiving and also

student training and advanced

sports skydiving training as well.

Where did the idea of jumping

out of a helicopter onto Sumner

Beach come from and what will

people experience?

What I looked at doing

THRILLING: Lee Barraclough’s business Skydiving Kiwis is set to start jumping from a

helicopter onto Sumner Beach later this month or in August. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

was, rather than just offering

the skydiving experience, I

looked at what we could deliver

with a package that included

skydiving, but gave you so much

more. So, that being a

luxury helicopter flight, a

flight over our amazing city

and then opening the door into

the most breathtaking views in

the country and then

flying down into the

parachute and landing on

one of the best beaches within

Christchurch.

What does it feel like to

skydive?

For a first-time skydiver, it

can be one of the most scariest

things that you ever do, I guess,

and I never try to tell anybody

otherwise, but then the feeling

once you actually leave the plane

and step into the wind, or you

drop into the wind, is one of

the most freeing, exhilarating

feelings that you can ever

experience in your life.

Once you jump out, you’re

flying, man. There’s not a word

in the dictionary for that feeling.

How did your passion for

skydiving develop?

In 2001, I did my first tandem

and then in 2003 I did my first

solo and for me, at the time,

like, I hadn’t really been an

aircraft before, so I was a bit

unsure of what all the dials in

the aircraft meant and that was

the only thing that really kind

of confused me a little bit and

then as soon as that door opened

and that entrance to kind of the

world of the bird was before me,

then the feeling was inside me

that I was actually at home. It

was something that I saw on TV

when I was about nine-years-old

and since that moment I said to

my mum that as soon as I get the

spare money, mum, what I want

to do is go skydiving.

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OUR PEOPLE 13

boyhood skydiving dream comes true

Where are some of the best

places in the world that you

have skydived?

Without being biased, New

Zealand has got the best

scenery on the planet and then

Christchurch and Canterbury,

it’s in me just like it is in every

Cantabrian. When I was

travelling around the world

though, I guess, California

because it never ever rains, it’s

about 40 deg C all the time,

so enabling you to be able to

go skydiving every single day

was something that was pretty

awesome there.

I’ve skydived on some paradise

islands like Mauritius, the

Canary Islands, and that is part

of the reason why I really like

jumping onto the beach and

around the ocean because the

views are so spectacular.

Have you had any close calls

skydiving in the past?

I guess I’ve probably used my

reserve parachute in my high

performance jumps probably

nine or 10 times and it’s

something that we’re trained to

do since the day that we begin

skydiving.

I remember one time at the

Australian nationals when I was

leading the competition, and

then I had a malfunction on

my competition jump and then,

unfortunately, because of the

upper winds, my parachute flew

seven miles away. Luckily for me,

what happened after that was the

winds became too over the limit

to carry on the competition, so

we went flying in the little Cessna

[plane] and we actually managed

to find my parachute, but it also

meant that the competition went

on hold and I was able to actually

get all my gear back together

and, once the winds died down,

then I was able to carry on the

competition and I remember

coming home with a gold medal,

which was pretty nice.

Have you had any injuries

skydiving?

The only injury that I’ve really

had was at the Copenhagen

World Freestyle Challenge and

that was in 2016.

We would fly our parachutes

down and there was a 25m by 6m

inflatable raft and then what we

PASSION: Lee

Barraclough

has been

skydiving for

17 years with

the sport

taking him

all over the

world.

would do is, for about 100m prior

to the raft, we would perform

freestyle tricks on the water and

then try to land on the raft. So,

what I did was actually do a trick

that had never been done before,

and it was my own personal trick,

which involved sliding on the

water, letting go of my controls

and then just popping up a little,

grabbing both my feet behind

my back and then [getting] back

onto the controls and landing on

the raft. It wasn’t really a crash

landing, it was just more of an

awkward landing with the

speed I had onto the raft and

I ended up tearing my labrum

inside of my shoulder and that

meant shoulder surgery at the

start of 2017 and a three-year

recovery, but I did end up

coming fifth in the world for that

competition.

Have you taken any famous

or memorable people skydiving?

There were a couple of famous

people overseas, like, I took one

of the most famous Bollywood

actresses one time and that was

in Mauritius.

In New Zealand, I wouldn’t

really say famous. Some of the

things that stick out though was

one time I took a 94-year-old

blind lady on Christmas Eve and

she came and wore a Santa suit. It

was pretty cool. Other than that,

I’ve taken the Bachelorette in

New Zealand.

Who will be the first person

to skydive onto Sumner Beach?

That’s a bit of a secret. It’s

somebody from the local

[Sumner] area that has lived

there for nearly 50 years and he

actually got hold of us and he

himself is actually around the

90-year-old-mark and that’s

about all I’m allowed to say.

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OUR PEOPLE

Gold medal personal goal

What are your hobbies outside

of skydiving?

I really love surfing and,

these days, I spend a lot of time

working a lot more with the

tourism board and actually

pushing a little bit outside of just

skydiving and working more

with Christchurch as a whole.

What are the best results you

have had at the competitions

you have competed at?

At the end of last year at the

World Cup in South Africa, it was

my first competition back after

three years from my shoulder

recovery and I came back with

two records, the Oceanic record

and the New Zealand record for

distance in canopy piloting. That

would be the pinnacle so far. My

personal goal is to get the gold

medal next year at the Russian

world championships for distance

for canopy piloting.

What does your family think

of your skydiving and what you

do for a living?

I’ve got family, mum and dad

and a brother and sister here

in New Zealand and since day

one they’ve just pushed me to

be whoever it is that I want to

be. So, although the first time

I rang my mum and told her

about my first ever malfunction,

it was a bit scary for her, she

just continuously is like, just do

what makes you happy, Lee and

skydiving, obviously, is the thing

that has made you the happiest

I’ve ever seen you, so go for it.

Council has no issues

with church noise

• By Matt Slaughter

NEIGHBOURS of a suburban

church will have to put up with

loud preaching, chanting and

drumming into the early hours

of the morning, it appears.

The city council says Light of

All Nations church in Tankerville

Rd, Hoon Hay has only

reached a noise level leading to

an excessive noise notice being

issued once.

Noise control has responded

to all 17 complaints about the

church from residents in the

neighbouring block of units.

The Star reported last week the

neighbours are fed up with noisy

services sometimes going until

the early hours of the morning,

particularly on weekends.

Neighbour Rona Clayton

(right) wants the noise level

required before action can be

taken by noise control to be lowered

in this case because of how

close the units are to the church.

City council head of regulatory

compliance Tracey Weston

said this will not happen.

In residential areas, the noise

level allowed from 10pm until

7am is between 40dB and 65dB.

Ms Weston said no sound

equipment has been seized from

the church because this noise

level has not been reached.

“To date no sound equipment

has been seized from the property,

due to the seizure threshold

not being reached. On the one

occasion that the council has

assessed the noise as excessive,

a direction/written notice was

served and no further complaints

were received on that

day,” she said.

Mrs Clayton does not accept

this.

“For the people who have got

their bedrooms right on that

fence, especially right up further

up the front, they are hearing

everything, so therefore, in

a situation like this I think it

should be lower for this particular

case,” she said.

Said Ms Weston: “ The noise

limits applicable for all the zones

in Christchurch are set in [the]

Christchurch District Plan, and

cannot be changed by the council

noise control.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Clayton said

Wigram MP Megan Woods

wants to organise a meeting

between the concerned neighbours,

representatives from the

church and city council and

the church’s landlord Marilyn

Paston.

Ms Weston said city council

staff “can be there” if a meeting

takes place.

Ms Paston would not say if

she will attend the meeting if it

is arranged.

Light of all Nations senior

apostle Peter Emadi could not

be reached for comment.

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OPINION 15

The death penalty: Is it foolproof ?

From the

editor’s desk

Barry Clarke

NO DOUBT there will be

polarised views on the death

sentence call from mosque

shooting survivor Mohammad

Alayan on our front page today.

He was shot in the head and

chest. Tragically, his son Atta

was killed during the March 15

terror attacks.

It would be very hard to debate

his point of view with him; it

will be he who will feel the pain

for the rest of his life over the

loss of his son.

In his victim impact statement

which will be read when the terrorist

is sentenced next month,

Alayan says: “Crimes like the

one committed on March 15,

2019, are so heinous and inherently

wrong that they demand

the death penalty to deter such

heinous crimes in the future,

and to keep the society safe.”

The death penalty is still one

of the most debated social justice

issues in the world.

Twenty-two prisoners were

executed in the United States

last year.

As of a month ago, six inmates

had been executed in the US, five

by lethal injection and one by

electrocution.

The last person to be executed

in New Zealand was Walter Bolton,

who was hanged at Mt Eden

Prison on February 18, 1957, for

the murder of his wife Beatrice.

He was convicted of poisoning

her.

The death penalty for murder

was abolished in New Zealand

in 1961. There was debate at

the time this was partly due to

the circumstances surrounding

Bolton’s case.

Traces of arsenic had been

found in small doses in

Beatrice’s tea. The quantity

consumed over the best part of a

year was enough to kill her.

Water on the Bolton’s farm

was tested and found to contain

arsenic, and traces of arsenic

were also found in Walter Bolton

and one of his daughters.

The defence argued that sheep

dip had inadvertently got into

the farm’s water supply. The

prosecution’s case was strengthened

by evidence that Bolton had

admitted to having had an affair

with his wife’s sister, Florence.

The idea Beatrice’s death was a

result of accidental poisoning

lost credibility.

The jury returned a guilty

verdict after deliberating for two

hours and 10 minutes. When the

judge asked Bolton why there

was any reason he shouldn’t pronounce

the death sentence, he

replied, “I plead not guilty, sir.”

A newspaper article later

claimed that Bolton’s execution

had gone horribly wrong. It

highlighted another concern of

opponents of the death penalty

– that executions were cruel and

inhumane.

Rather than having his neck

broken the instant the trapdoor

opened, Bolton, allegedly, slowly

strangled to death.

And then there are the George

George

Stinney, 14,

the youngest

American ever

to have been

executed. A

re-examination

of his case

determined he

did not get a

fair trial and his

conviction was

overturned.

Stinney’s of this world.

Stinney was only 14, and

the youngest American to be

executed (electric chair) in 1944

for the murder of two white girls,

aged seven and 11.

His conviction was overturned

in 2014 after it was re-examined

by university law students. A

court ruled he had not received a

fair trial.

A bit late for poor young

George.

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18

OPINION

July 9, 1986 – Wellington

Central MP Fran Wilde’s private

member’s Homosexual Law

Reform Bill, which removed

criminal sanctions against

consensual male homosexual

practices, was passed in

Parliament by 49 votes to 44.

July 10, 1967 – New Zealand

adopts decimal currency.

Pounds, shillings and pence

were replaced by dollars and

cents − 27 million new bank

notes and 165 million new coins

were put into circulation. The

new money was valued at $120

million (more than $2.2 billion

in today’s money) and weighed

more than 700 tonnes. The

banks were closed from July 5 to

give staff time to convert.

July 11, 1983 – Lorraine

Downes crowned Miss Universe.

When she entered the 1983 Miss

Universe New Zealand pageant,

she hoped to win enough

money to buy a plane ticket to

Australia. A few months later

she was standing on the stage of

the Kiel Auditorium in St Louis,

Missouri, in front of 16,000

people and a global television

audience of 700 million. Downes

recalled that after receiving the

coveted sash and crown she felt

frightened as she was mobbed

by fellow contestants and camera

The coming week in our history

operators jostled for the best

angles. She became a household

name overnight and spent the

next 12 months travelling the

world.

July 12, 1889 – The first

women’s trade union was

formed after concerns were

raised about the working

conditions of tailoresses. A

large and enthusiastic meeting

was held in Dunedin on June

7. While proposals to set a

minimum standard of wages

were denied by warehousemen,

the meeting resolved to form the

Dunedin Tailoresses’

Union on July 12. It became

one of New Zealand’s most

successful women’s unions,

boasting a membership of up to

1400.

July 13, 1916 – Following

the establishment of the New

Zealand Flying School at Ōrākei,

on Auckland’s Waitematā

Harbour, Vivian ‘Vee’ Walsh

became the first pilot to obtain

an aviator’s certificate in New

Zealand, although several New

Zealanders had earlier qualified

as pilots in England.

July 14, 1853 – New Zealand’s

first general election begins.

For such a symbolic moment,

the events of July 14 offered

little drama – the first member

of New Zealand’s inaugural

Parliament, Hugh Carleton, was

elected unopposed at Russell in

the Bay of Islands. Few of the

district’s 142 registered electors

were present when Carleton was

nominated and, in the absence

of an opponent, declared elected.

July 15, 1933 – Jack Lovelock’s

run at Princeton University

broke Jules Ladoumegue’s record

for the mile by 1.6sec. The race

was dubbed the ‘greatest mile

of all time’ by Time Magazine.

Lovelock’s time was 4min 7.6sec.

It was the first time a New

Zealander had set a recognised

world record. Now the top miler

in the world, Lovelock was

inundated with invitations to

social engagements and races

in Europe and the US.

RESOLVING TO reinstate the

city council committees this week

is another step towards getting

back to normal – but it still

doesn’t feel that normal.

The Distinction Hotel has encircled

itself in a barrier so that it

can provide quarantine facilities.

It’s not the only hotel providing

this valuable service, but it’s in

the heart of the city so serves as

a reminder of the challenges we

continue to face.

It is great that Christchurch

is doing its bit, offering safe and

secure arrangements to keep us

safe and secure as people return

home. And a lot of the social

media commentary has focused

on our gratitude for the role they

are playing.

Unfortunately some of the

‘shock jocks’ have been encouraging

a negative response to citizens

and permanent residents returning

to New Zealand.

These are complex challenges

Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

We should welcome

the Kiwis returning

home from overseas

and one person’s perspective can

never appreciate all the issues

involved – the choices or lack of

choices.

It is often said that 20 per

cent of our true population lives

overseas – the Kiwi diaspora of a

million people.

They are not all coming home,

but a good number will want the

security that New Zealand offers,

and others will have no choice as

the global economic downturn

impacts on the life they have chosen

overseas. Many have lost their

jobs, lost their flats and basically

have nothing to fall back on.

But what they haven’t lost are

the skills and talent that enabled

them to succeed overseas, and we

should welcome them back with

open arms.

Our response to the pandemic

and our success in tackling community

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WINE

• By Mark Henderson

VERY MANY years ago, I helped

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The bare vines were in bundles

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It was only when they first bore

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by the bright acidity and a

little grainy element to the

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Aeration emphasises its gangly

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Pinot Gris

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Rating: Very good

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initially, some riper pear-cordial

notes with time. This is light to

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not a showstopper style yet has

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Rating: Very good to excellent

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flowing to a long, fruit filled,

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Rating: Very good

Engaging nose of mixed

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

SPORT 25

Crusaders can expose

Blues’ vulnerability

• By Gregor Paul

THE BLUES have been poked

and probed in the last three weeks,

flipped about and smacked from

most angles and yielded nothing.

None of the Hurricanes, Chiefs

or Highlanders were able to find

a weak spot.

The Blues now have everyone’s

attention. They have earned the

right to be taken seriously and

yet while it has been a significant

feat to pass the examinations

Super Rugby Aotearoa has so far

set, judgement about their true

state of readiness to win this

competition will only be made

at Orangetheory Stadium on

Saturday.

There’s nothing more likely to

expose vulnerability than a midwinter

visit to Christchurch.

Playing the Crusaders on their

home patch is the metaphoric

Gestapo interrogation: It’s a

bright light in the eyes experience.

A torrid, nasty affair that

will find and manipulate weakness

to the point of surrender.

It is now four years since the

Crusaders lost a Super Rugby

match in Christchurch. That was

to the Hurricanes in 2016 and

three weeks after that happened,

captain Dane Coles was holding

aloft the Super Rugby trophy.

That says it all. What separates a

good team from a champion team

is the ability to win in Christchurch.

That’s they key to Super

Rugby right there – beat the Crusaders

on their home patch and

one hand goes on the trophy.

The Crusaders did lose to the

British and Irish Lions in 2017, but

the fact that the tourists picked

what was effectively their test team

and still only scraped the victory,

accentuates what sort of performance

it takes for the visiting team

to win in Christchurch.

And this is why so much will

be learned about the Blues this

weekend as the whole business

of playing in Christchurch first

TRY TIME: Richie Mo’unga breaks away from Patrick Tuipulotu on his way to touching

down back in February, when the Crusaders beat the Blues 25-8 at Eden Park.

PHOTO: GETTY

demands teams to ask whether

they really see themselves as

potential champions.

Plenty of teams in the past few

years have convinced themselves

they were genuinely there chasing

victory, but their gameplan

and execution said otherwise.

The Crusaders can sniff weakness

like a shark. Give them

just a hint that a visiting team is

playing out for time – passively

rather than actively managing

their strategy – and it will be all

over by half-time.

When the Hurricanes won in

2016 they were fearless. There

was a determination about them

that night which unsettled

the Crusaders.

The Hurricanes supposedly

had a weak tight five and yet they

came at the Crusaders through

the middle. Everything was calculated

to upset the Crusaders’

understanding of what they were

facing.

So the Blues will have to ask

themselves this week what

level of contentment they would

derive from getting close against

actually winning and the answer

will become evident in the gameplan

they adopt and the attitude

they produce.

If they are there to win, the Blues

will take the same approach as the

Hurricanes did in 2016 and leave

the Crusaders uncertain about

what they are facing.

That requires a relentlessly

aggressive mind-set that sees

only opportunity and not threat.

It requires a at every attack the

Crusaders lineout. Patrick

Tuipulotu will look Sam Whitelock

in the eye and let him know

he’s not afraid to take him on in

the air.

Tuipulotu has been the best

lock in the country this year. But

if he’s honest, he’ll know that he’s

seen by his opponent as a great

ball carrier and tackler and not a

great lineout forward.

If the Blues are there to win,

they will hold their discipline at

the offside line and trust their

timing and linespeed to produce

the aggressive defence that has

made them so hard to break

down in the last few weeks.

And if they are to win they will

be prepared to take attacking

risks – to trust that if they can

create space for Caleb Clarke,

Mark Telea, Beauden Barrett and

Rieko Ioane, they will be good

enough to exploit it.

No side can win in Christchurch

if they don’t play their natural

game and so the Blues’ approach

to this contest will tell us as much

about their readiness as the result.

- NZ Herald

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CHRISTCHURCH United

Academy players are currently

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Christchurch

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As his travel options are limited

by Covid-19, he has agreed to

run an eight-week programme

with the Christchurch United

Academy.

“We are incredibly honoured

that Rob has agreed to join our

Academy trainings for the coming

weeks,” said Christchurch

United head of coaching Michiel

Buursma.

“You cannot underestimate

the value of our coaches and

players being able to learn from

one of the few coaches in this

part of the world with a professional

licence.”

Sherman said he greatly

admires Christchurch United’s

commitment to the development

of future players and people.

“Having the opportunity to

contribute in some small way to

their academy programme whilst

back in Christchurch is something

I relish,” said Sherman, who

enjoyed a professional playing

career in the UK, before devoting

the next 20 years developing

players.

He started his coaching journey

at the Welsh Football Association,

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Mazda expands its SUV line-up

MAZDA COULDN’T put it more

simply, its new crossover sport

utility vehicle – the CX-30 – is

bigger than a CX-3 and smaller

than a CX-5.

I once wrote that the CX-3 was

my favourite car in the whole

Mazda line-up, but that feeling

wasn’t shared by everyone, it took

a lot of criticism for a lack of space

in the rear seating compartment.

My argument was that if you were

mostly driving with one or two-up,

then that became irrelevant.

Whichever way you look at it,

those who were captured by the

CX-3’s dynamics everywhere else

will find the CX-30 a fabulous

driving vehicle, and it gets the

benefit of extra space in the rear

seats, along with increased load

space. Of course, the CX-30

also shares the DNA of its other

stablemates that span a wide crosssection

of the SUV market, there’s

a size for all families depending on

how many travel in the vehicle on a

daily basis.

The CX-30 is also priced midway

between CX-3 and CX-5, there

are three variants – GSX, GTX

and Limited – the range starts at

$41,490 for a 2-litre model, the

other two are 2.5-litre powered

and list at $44,990 and $50,990

respectively. Factor in the 2.5-litre

variants are four-wheel-drive, the

2-litre engine drives out the front

wheels only.

I’m scheduled into all three

variants, and I’m really looking

forward to the two remaining

drives – the CX-30 is a smart piece

of kit, and if you have read any of

my recent Mazda evaluations you’ll

notice that a pattern has developed,

I’m constantly saying the product

that is coming out of the Mazda

factories is high on quality and

desire.

My first drive was the mid-spec

model, and even though it doesn’t

get all the bells and whistles it will

still satisfy, I particularly like it for

its cloth trim, I don’t need leather.

It took me many years to fully

relate to the traditional sport utility

vehicle, and now I can certainly see

their appeal through functionality

and practicality, and you can’t help

but being impressed with the way

the CX-30 drives and handles, it

has form and function built into

every aspect.

Under the bonnet sits the fourcylinder

2488cc engine, there are

no surprises here, it is an engine

that has been utilised by Mazda

for several years in this form. It’s

part of a SkyActive range that has

been constantly upgraded and

engineered for maximum efficiency

both in terms of power outputs and

fuel efficiency.

It is rated with 139kW and

252Nm, both outputs realised at

traditional points in the rev band

– 6000 and 4000rpm respectively.

TRENDY: The Mazda CX-30 offers traditional sport utility

vehicle capacity.

CX-30: Comprehensive series that fits seamlessly into Mazda’s range of SUVs.

The engine is coupled to a sixspeed

automatic transmission,

also very traditional. But the

reality of this is that over time

and development the two main

engineering pieces work perfectly

together, the electronic mapping

between the two is fluid and, of

course, very smooth.

This engine works well in the

CX-30, of course it feels more

responsive than what it does in

the CX-5 because of the weight

difference between the two models,

the CX-30 feels feisty and vibrant,

responding willingly to throttle

application and is always hooked

into the right gearing.

The norm these days is to

incorporate driver-selectable

engine management modes and

the CX-30 is no exception,

although there is just a choice of

two, the default mode being

a normal setting which I use

almost always. There is also a

sport mode which is selfexplanatory,

it is there for when

overtaking opportunities present

themselves and it is also useful

for that long hill climb through

to Akaroa, it keeps the engine

working in the point of strength

and maximum delivery.

Mazda claim fuel usage figures

of 6.8-litres per 100km for the

2.5 engine on a combined cycle

average. I tried reaching that figure

• Price – Mazda CX-30 GTX,

$44,990

• Dimensions – Length,

4395mm; width, 1795mm;

height, 1540mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

four-wheel-drive,

2488cc, 139kW, 252Nm,

six-speed automatic

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 9.3sec

• Fuel usage – 6.8l/100km

as a target but couldn’t quite get

there. When I took the evaluation

vehicle back to the dealership it

was listing at around 7.4l/100km,

which was promisingly close.

At 100km/h on the highway the

engine is quite relaxed working

away at 1900rpm, at that speed

it sips fuel instantaneously at the

rate of 6l/100km. That translates to

economical motoring if you are on

that long road trip.

As you would expect from a

company that has long had a

history of sports car development,

the CX-30 also handles with a

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utility vehicle. Sure, at 1.54m there

is a bit of body movement, even

with moderate spring and damper

firming there is going to be some

gravitational transition, but it

is well arrested and occupants

aren’t lurched through directional

changes.

I took the evaluation on a burst

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of the Waimakariri River gorge

road and it felt delightful with solid

turn-in and suspension freedom,

he latter garnered through the fourwheel

fully independent system.

Obviously it needs that design to

get drive to the rear wheels, but

the point I’m making is that the

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and through and is the perfect

compromise between comfort and

handling ability.

It must also be pointed out that

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grip and handling benefits, the

CX-30 feels well attached to the

road surface and that is a key safety

ingredient. It works alongside the

suite of safety features that Mazda

has long developed in all of its

product range.

The CX-30 is far more than a

stretched CX-3, it draws on all the

fundamentals sport utility vehicles

require, and packages them in a

comprehensive range.

As much as I’m looking forward

to getting into the other variants,

I’m also a huge believer in the

CX-3.

The choice as a buyer must be

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so the house seems more spacious and

buyers can imagine themselves in it.

Making the most of

show home viewing

Looking through show homes is a great

way to get ideas for features and fittings

to put into a new home. It can also be

helpful for getting a spatial feel for other

aspects of a house design.

Before heading out for a day’s viewing,

conduct an internet search. Identify the

locations of show home villages and the

types and sizes of the various building

company’s homes on display, noting

down the square metre size of each home.

If wanting a high end, architectural

design, focus on the larger homes that

have desirable design features. If at the

entry or middle level of the market,

earmark homes that fit this taking in

other show homes for extra ideas.

Allow sufficient time when visiting each

show home, asking for a floor plan that

has room sizes before walking through.

Check also the floor to ceiling height

of the rooms and consider how this feels

and whether you prefer a cosier feel with

the standard ceiling eight of 2.4 metres or

more spaciousness created with a higher

stud or exposed ceiling beams.

If doors and windows are taller than

normal, weigh their effect in creating

a more luxurious and spacious feel,

against potential inconvenience for small

children, cleaning and maintenance.

On entering each room, take account of

how much furniture is in each room and

whether there is sufficient space for the

furniture you will have in the room and

the size needed in a walk-in robe. Look

too, at storage capacity throughout the

home and whether this is adequate.

In the living areas, consider whether a

lounge separated from the family living

room or a true open plan kitchen, dining,

living/lounge area is preferable, and

STAY VIGILIANT ABOUT MAINTENANCE

From the moment you start showing your

house, keep the lawn mowed, shrubs

trimmed, gardens weeded, rooms spotless

and clutter-free.

READY YOUR HOME FOR OPEN DAYS

Hide pocketable valuables, display fresh

flowers or bowls of fruit, bake a batch of

cookies for the homey smell, open the

drapes, keep pets out of sight.

DECIDE WHETHER TO DO YOUR OWN

BUILDING INSPECTION

It may save you time, especially with older

homes, to identify—and potentially solve—

problems your buyer’s inspection will

discover later.

compare internal kitchens with those that

have natural light.

Look too at the layout of the kitchen:

whether to have an island sink or

breakfast bar where a newspaper can be

read, and children can sit and draw or

complete homework; the positioning of

appliances; and how important having a

pantry is.

For the little rooms, equate space

and features desired with that needed,

especially if the budget needs to be sharp.

It might be nice to have a large walk-in

shower with double shower heads but

is this just fanciful and will the extra

cleaning annoy you long term. A laundry

in the garage is also more economical

though a separate laundry may be

handier.

Bring the garage size into the equation

also. As these vary considerably, assess

the actual measurements of each garage

viewed comparing this with the space

needed for your motor vehicles and other

items to be stored there. If a good number

of toys will be housed there, it may be

sensible to increase the size of this area

of the home.

By imagining what you need, want and

will have in your new home, you will be

in a better position to confidently choose

a design that works for you.

Thursday July 9 2020 The Star 27

Your

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We have sold over

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Phil 027 435 7711

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can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

Ph 3555-022 or email

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trimming

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Exterior

Fences

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PHONE:

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022 5380959

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bedding, boxes etc, honest

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022

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a FREE quote

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repairs & maintenance.

welding a speciality.

022 197 2351

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bathroom / kitchens /0272853083

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undetaken.

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window, windowsills etc. 285

etc. Best Prices,

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johnsandford2@gmail. Decking, Fencing.

027 299 7232

removed. Ph/text Paul

com

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academyantiques.co.nz

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Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 fridges, freezers, washing

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machines, ovens. Good

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inside or out from $45. ALL whiteware wanted.

442-2219, Fax 359-6052 Pensioner discounts. Ph

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a/h 359- 4605

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Trevor 344-2170

paid for freezes, fridges,

ELECTRICIAN

7877 or 379-1281. Website

washing machines, ovens.

All types of domestic www.swedekiwipainting.

WINDOW CLEANING

Also buying furniture &

& commercial work co.nz

Brown & White Ltd.

h/hold effects.Anything

undertaken, new housing, PAINTING

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considered. Ph Dave 960-

alterations, extensions, Indoor / Outdoor, over 30 Ph Paul 027 229 3534

8440, 027 66 22 116

ranges, security lights, yrs exp, same day quotes,

Tuition

BOOKS.

quick response, efficient ph Steve 021 255 7968

Old wanted.

service, free quotes, PAINTER,QUALIfIED COMPUTER LESSONS Anything considered incl

city -wide. No call out local professional, Int / avail for computer, IPad, hunting,

fee. M/S, 8-5. Call Pat Ext,roofs,wallpaller, call or Mobile. Please contact mountineering,

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7331384.

or text Corban 027 846

5035

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computertutor.nz

fishing,childrens.

Ph 354 1621


Thursday July 9 2020 The Star 29

Trades & Services

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

DECORATORS

DRIVEWAYS

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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

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Things we offer...

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Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

(Since 2005)

Over 22 Years Experience

Quality

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• Driveways

• Kerb &

Channel

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Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

PAINTING & TILING

Excavations

landscaping

Mailer Deliveries

• 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

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Ashpalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

• Tennis Courts &

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• Diggers – 2 Ton

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For a Free Quote

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Phone Steve on 021 338 247

or 325 7922

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Construction and

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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

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Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

For a local, reliable

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service contact

Star Media

• Newspaper inserts

• Magazine inserts

• Letterbox deliveries

• Urban & Rural deliveries

For a cost effective, targeted

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or email mike@starmedia.kiwi

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DIRTY TILES

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• Extensions & repair • Roof coating

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• Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278

or 021 223 4200

E: dave@beaumontroofing.co.nz

BEAUMONT ROOFING 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

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motorbikes

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estates. Any make from 1920s

to 1990s. We pay top dollars.

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Harry 021 550 038

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call Ashley’s Tow Taxi

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0800 TOW TAXI • 0800 869 8294

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30 The Star Thursday July 9 2020

The Star Classifieds

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We are centrally located in Lincoln Road, near Hagley Park.

The work will take 2 hours each night and will be required

three times a week – Tuesday – Thursday and Friday.

The 2 hour cleaning shift can be conducted between the

hours of 5.30 pm to 7.30 am.

If you are interested in this work, then please email Steve

at steve@starmedia.kiwi

Senior Citizens

Day Out

TO KAIKOURA with Lunch

Thursday 16 July

Only $69 lunch included

Phone Peter 0800 453 873

Companion Driving Service

Situations Vacant

PRUNER WANTED

Experienced, for small

orchard near city. Ph 03

385-8975

PRUNER WANTED

Experienced, for small

orchard near city. Ph 03

385-8975

Public Notices

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

Wanted To Buy

Materials to deck

out a mancave from

Memorabilia, retro things

of any kind including

furniture or just

cool things of interest.

Ph or txt 021861732 or

3279495.

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

NEW ZEALAND GEOGRAPHIC BOARD

NGĀ POU TAUNAHA O AOTEAROA

Notice of the Final Decisions of the Minister for Land

Information on Official Geographic Names

The Minister for Land Information made the final decisions on 16 May

2020 to assign and alter the geographic names in the Schedule below, which took effect

on 8 July 2020 being their date of publication in the New Zealand Gazette.

For further information see: https://www.linz.govt.nz/banks-peninsula

Schedule

Official Geographic Name

Aua / King Billy Island

Kaitangata /

Mansons Peninsula

Ōmawete /

Coopers Knob

Ōrongomai / Cass Peak

Pukeatua / Dyers Pass

Tapuwaeharuru /

Evans Pass

Te Ahi-a-Tamatea

Te Heru-o-Kahukura /

Sugarloaf

Te Moenga-o-Wheke /

The Tors

Te Piaka / Adderley

Head

Te Rāpaki-o-Te

Rakiwhakaputa

Te Tihi-o-Kahukura /

Castle Rock

Te Upoko-o-Kurī /

Witch Hill

Public Notice

Geographic Feature Type and Description

An island between Otamahua/Quail Island and Moepuku

Point at NZTopo50-BX24 746686. Alteration from

King Billy Island.

A peninsula between Governors Bay and Head of the Bay,

Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō. NZTopo50-BX24 721680

to 725676. Alteration from Mansons Peninsula.

A hill at 573m approximately 13.5km south of Christchurch.

NZTopo50-BX24 697657. Alteration from Coopers Knob.

A hill at 545m, approximately 1.7km west of Ōhinetahi.

NZTopo50-BX24 697685. Alteration from Cass Peak.

A pass between Christchurch and Governors Bay.

NZTopo50-BX24 714718. Alteration from Dyers Pass

(recorded name).

A pass between Lyttelton and Sumner.

NZTopo50-BX24 797732. Alteration from Evans Pass.

A rocky outcrop approximately 1.3km north of

Te Rāpaki-o-Te Rakiwhakaputa. NZTopo50-BX24 738732.

Locally known as Rāpaki Rock. New name assigned

as official.

A hill at 496m approximately 2km north of Governors Bay.

NZTopo50-BX24 717721. Alteration from Sugarloaf.

A rocky outcrop approximately 1.4km northwest of Lyttelton.

NZTopo50-BX24 754734. Alteration from The Tors and

alteration to position and feature type.

A headland at the entrance to Lyttelton Harbour/

Whakaraupō. NZTopo50-BX24 859720. Alteration from

Adderley Head.

A locality on the shore of Rāpaki Bay, in Lyttelton Harbour/

Whakaraupō. NZTopo50-BX24 742719. Alteration

from Rapaki.

A rock outcrop approximately 2km northwest of Lyttelton.

NZTopo50-BX24 757739. Alteration from Tihiokahukura/

Castle Rock.

A hill at 421m approximately 3km northwest of Lyttelton.

NZTopo50-BX24 740733. Alteration from Witch Hill.

Reporter - Christchurch

• Great media opportunity

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Who we are

Allied Press Limited employs over 450 people on a permanent basis

across our 15 sites in the South Island. We operate across multiple

media platforms (print, on-line, digital) delivering news, information and

entertainment through our various regional and city publications, including

Christchurch-based Star Media.

The role

Reporting to the editor, the main purpose of the position is to file

compelling news articles and backgrounders for both print publications

and online platforms.

Your skills and experience

We are looking for a journalist with two to three years experience,

preferably in a metropolitan environment, but someone who has less

experience but who has already displayed the qualities and drive to

become a topline journalist will be considered.

In addition to your interest in equity and diversity you will demonstrate:

• A great work ethic

• A competitive nature

• An eye for detail

• Accuracy

Further details

This is a full time, permanent position.

We can offer you a great team environment, professional development

opportunities and an opportunity to grow.

If you think this role is for you, please apply by way of CV and a

covering letter. Informal inquiries about the role are welcome and

should be directed to Editor in Chief Barry Clarke 021 359-426 or

barry@starmedia.kiwi.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please note you must have the right to work in New Zealand to

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Disclaimer: Allied Press does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.

Allied Press is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 9 - Wednesday 15 July 2020

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Christchurch’s

smoking hot BLUES BAR. Friday 7pm - Matt

Hall. Saturday 7pm - John Sanchez-Lloyd &

Stomping Nick. Wednesday 7pm - Blues Jam

with Nick Jackman.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Thursday 7.30pm - Cathcart+Walsh+Blaikie,

free. Friday 5pm - Live Latin music with Clube

do Choro, free; 9pm - NZFC presents Techno

Rendez Vous with Djs Kick Vicious, Monkey

Puzzle & guests, pre-sales $6, door-sales $10.

Saturday 8.30pm - Black & Gold, free. Sunday

2pm - Tradition Irish music, free; 4pm - Boogie

House Blues feat. Steve Drive, Harry Harrison,

Justine Snelgrove, Rob Carpenter & Jonty

O'Connor with support artist John Sanchez-

Lloyd, door sales. $15. Monday 6.30pm - Quiz.

BOO RADLEYS, Level 1, 98 Victoria

St: Thursday 9pm - Mirrors Duo. Friday 8pm

- Holly Kimber; 10.30pm - YippySkippy.

Saturday 8pm - Amber Carly Williams;

10.30pm - The Cassettes. Wednesday 7.30pm -

South Street Trio; 9.30pm - Open Mic Night.

CASHMERE CLUB, 5o Colombo St:

Sunday 19 July, 3pm - The Avon City Jazz Club

and The Southern Jazzmen, $5 entry. Tuesday

7pm - Cashmere Ukulele Group (Ukulele's &

guitar's), play and sing-a-long. Song books

provided, all welcome.

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 (Jojo & Mark).

Saturday 7pm - Medium Rare Duo. Sunday

3pm - Robbie Drew.

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

ROSE & THISTLE, 24 Main North Rd:

Friday 8.30pm - Karaoke with DJ Chic.

Saturday 8.30pm - The Fab 3.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St,

Hornby: Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday

8.30pm - Misfitz.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

Thursday 9pm - Nexus. Friday 7.30pm - Open

Mic. Wednesday 9pm - Titanic (Kevin Emmett,

Nick Buchanan, and Peter K Malthus).

THE LITTLE BROWN JUG, 290

Wairakei Rd: Saturday 8pm - DnD Duo

(Jojo & Mark).

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd,

Addington: Friday 9.30pm - Old Skool.

Saturday 9.30pm - Bite the Bullet. Tuesday -

Quiz Night. Wednesday 7.30pm - Karaoke with

Lance Kiwi.

THE PIANO, 156 Armagh St: Monday

6.30pm - Winter Swing with the Garden City

Big Band. Musical Director Lana Law and

guest artist The Mike Bickers Boptet.

Admission gold coin or small note donation.

No reserves. Doors open 6pm.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 43 Hargood St:

Saturday 7pm - Bo Kalolo.

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON, 19

London St: Friday 9pm - Internet Death

'Not your Dog!' release party, tickets at

cosmicticketing.co.nz. Saturday 9pm - Big Sima

'Neverland' single release with Jake Bartos

(Summerthieves), MC And$um and Dj Lure,

tickets at eventfinda.co.nz. Tuesday 7.30pm -

Open Mic.

WINTER SWING

with

The Garden City Big Band

MUSICAL DIRECTOR - LANA LAW

IN CONCERT AT

The Piano

156 Armagh St, Christchurch

A concert featuring the best

of popular big band jazz

to suit all tastes - young & old!

Monday 13th July 2020

6.30PM - 8PM

GUEST ARTIST:

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Admission: A gold coin or small note donation

at the door. No reserves. Doors open 6pm.

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