Nor'West News: July 16, 2020



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• By Bea Gooding


breast cancer inspired her to chronicle the

experience in a new inspirational book and

plans to donate its profits towards cancer


As a seven-year metastatic breast cancer

survivor, she wrote Dancing around Cancer

to uplift and inspire those on their own

journey with the disease.

The book presented reflections in haibun,

a form of haiku poems which followed

her story of undergoing treatment and her

subsequent pilgrimage on the Camino de

Santiago in Spain.

Hailstone said she was “delighted” to be

able to release the book in the hopes that it

would support other people.

“I’ve had a lot of positive feedback, but

my main goal more than anything else is to

try raise money for breast cancer research,”

she said.

“That was the initial goal, and also to

help other people who are going through

their cancer journey.”

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• By Louis Day


has indicated an increase in

house and vehicle break-ins

across Bishopdale, Avonhead and

Russley over the past year.

In the Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board’s

plan for 2020-2022, the development

of safety initiatives across

these areas has been identified as

one of its priorities in response to

concerns that have been raised by


“Anecdotal feedback from

residents indicates that people

feel there has been an increase in

house and vehicle burglaries over

the past year,” the plan reads.

In response to this, the board is

planning to work with police to

educate the community on what

people can do to keep themselves

and their property safe.

It is also looking to work

alongside the Christchurch

North Community Patrol to

increase the number of patrols

in the Avonhead and Russley

area, and work with Canterbury

Neighbourhood Support to

promote local groups in a bid to

encourage more being formed

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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-yearolds.

No bookings required.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Thursday, 11am-5pm, Friday,

11am-5pm, Tuesday, 2-5pm,

Wednesday, 11am-5pm

Fendalton Library

Citizens Advice Bureau provides

free and confidential advice. They

take the time to listen and equip you

with the information, options and

support that fit your needs. Phone 941

7923 for more information.

Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Thursday, 2-3.30pm, at Fendalton,

Wednesday, 1-2.30pm, at Redwood

Fendalton 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.

Mahjong Group

Friday, 1-3.30pm

Shirley LIbrary

Go along to the free event if you

are interested in playing or learning

about Mahjong.

Card Club

Friday, 1.30-3.30pm

Shirley Library

This weekly card club will be held

Makerspace Friday, 3.30-4.30pm, Bishopdale Library

Go along for a creative or technology-based activity to try. For kids of all

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every Friday. Go along and join the

fun. Free, no bookings required.

JP Clinic

Saturday, 10am-noon at

Fendalton, Tuesday, 10am-1pm at

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A justice of the peace will be

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and documents, certify document

copies, hear oaths, declarations,

affidavits or affirmations, as well as

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Monday, 1-3pm

Bishopdale Library

Join in on the fun and discover

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Activity Zone

Monday, 3.45-4.45pm

Shirley Library

After school club for children

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fun with technology, crafts, books

and more. Free, no bookings


Reading to Dogs

Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm

Shirley Library

A relaxed, non-threatening event

designed to encourage children to

practise reading skills and develop a

love for reading. Bookings required,

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Scrabble Club

Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm

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Skate park to get extension


to join in the fun following a

decision to extend the St Albans

skate park.

The Papanui-Innes

Community Board has approved

the extension following feedback

from local residents concerned

that the park does not cater to

beginner skateboarders and

scooter users.

The extension at St Albans Park

will utilise the current gravel area,

with work expected to start on the

landscape plan

in October.

The local

community, St

Albans School

and skate jam


have all


Emma Norrish

design ideas.

Community board

chairwoman Emma Norrish

said there has been a great

deal of community support

for the change, with many

people wanting additional skate

elements to help beginners

improve their skills.

“We can see the positive role

that skateboarding can play

in community unity,” said Ms


“Skateboarding is very much a

mainstream urban sport today,

UPGRADE: A proposal to revamp the St Albans skate park has been approved. The park will now

cater for beginner riders.


helping to keep young people

healthy and active while also

encouraging creativity and

boosting confidence.

“We have collaborated with

our community to better

meet local needs and deliver

an accessible skate park that

suits all ages and our diverse


“By creating a skater-friendly

area and ensuring that other

park users also have suitable

space, St Albans Park can

be enjoyed by the whole


Following changes to the

initial concept plan, two walnut

trees will be moved to a more

suitable area while proposed

seating will be shifted near a

shady section where people can

still watch the skate park users.

A low pyramid, wollie ledge

and rectangular grind rail will

replace the skate area’s double

rollover bumps while a cork-type

surface laid behind the quarter

pipe over the mound will protect

the skate area from gravel.

A small barrier section at the

top of the hipped quarter pipe

will also protect pedestrians

using the nearby path.

The extension will be

completed by April next year.

Board lays

out priorities

for north-west

• From page 1

Another priority for the board

is the installation of bins at high

usage parks such as Abberley

Park, Bishopdale Park and

Avonhead Park.

“Over-flowing rubbish bins in

our parks is a constant issue. The

solar-powered Big Belly bins have

a built-in compactor that crushes

the rubbish, giving them a capacity

six times greater than a standard

waste bin,” the plan reads.

The board also plans to increase

improved access to on-street

parking for residents in Russley

and Roydvale after regularly receiving

complaints from the community

around a lack of parking.

Other priorities include the

demolition of Old Caretaker’s

House at Burnside Park, an upgrade

or replacement of the public

toilets at Bishopdale Mall, construction

of a shared footpath on

Gardiners Rd from Wilkinsons

Rd to Sawyers Arm Rd and an upgrade

of the toilets and changing

facilities at Nunweek Park.

Fixing the water flow issues

with the Ilam stream, an upgrade

of playing fields at Tulett Park

and investigation into the possible

usage of land next to it have also

been cited as priorities.

The withdrawal of a consent

application to store 40,000 bales

of waste, including domestic

rubbish and commercial rubbish

from hospitals and schools, on a

site in Belfast close to houses, a

large aquifer and a stream, a meat

works and a cemetery, is great

news for our community.

The announcement, made at the

end of last month, has brought

huge relief to residents, who were

concerned about odour, vermin

and leaching from the proposed

site in Blakes Road.

In March, residents packed out

the Belfast Rugby Football Club at

my public meeting to voice their

concerns to Environment


ECan set up a live webpage on

their website to keep residents

updated. The news last month that

the project won’t

go ahead on the

Belfast site has been welcomed by

the community.

I’ve been contacted by

Northern Christchurch

residents who are concerned

about the lack of a footpath and

cycleway to allow them to safely

access shops and public transport

in Belfast. With traffic travelling in

excess of 80 kilometres per hour,

they’re worried about walking

alongside the road. Please get in

touch if you would like to meet

with me over an issue that is

concerning you.

Volunteer Week last month was

a great opportunity for me to pop

into some of the local

organisations helping our

communities. I regularly connect

with the Belfast Community

Network, which provides a great

community hub, working with

local groups and volunteers to

provide a wide range of support

for residents. Our communities

are carried by our volunteers and

it’s great to have an opportunity to

say thank you.


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Dangerous intersection to get fix

Cancer survivor’s new book inspires courage

• From page 1

The reality of cancer treatment

was “harsh,” including nausea,

pain and hair loss, which was

why she wanted people to “have a

laugh” and enjoy the book in spite

of what they were going through.

Her experiences ultimately

led to the decision to do the

Camino de Santiago pilgrimage

after watching The Way – a film

about a grieving father who also

• By Louis Day

A BISHOPDALE intersection

which is among the city’s 50 most

dangerous will get a $150,000


The Wairakei and Grahams

Rd intersection’s current layout

has resulted in a number of car

crashes and is described by the

city council as a source of “much

driver frustration.”

The city council is now planning

to rectify some of the issues

with the intersection in 2022.

The current configuration

of the intersection results in

late lane changing as vehicles

approach it with drivers going

straight often making a lastminute

decision on which lane to

use depending on which way the

vehicle in front indicates.

The new lane layout will provide

a dedicated right turn lane

walked this route.

She said the film struck a

chord with her as she was also

grieving the loss of her husband

who died in a car crash in 1997.

Many embarked on this path

for spiritual growth which often

took weeks to achieve.

In spite of the blisters on her

feet, she said it was a meaningful

journey with many insights and


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on each approach to the intersection

as well as a shared straight

and left lane to prevent this from


The intersection is currently

“It’s just the people you meet

and the connections you make;

the value of it was taking some

time out and focusing on the

walking and talking,” she said.

Hailstone is an awardwinning

speaker and established

the Papanui based Christchurch

Women’s Toastmasters and

Boaters Toastmasters club,

where she often raised awareness

around the importance of

DANGER: There have been 12

accidents at the Grahams and

Wairakei Rds intersection over

the last five years.


the city’s 45th most high-risk

and there have been 12 accidents

there within the last five years,

four were serious and the other

eight were recorded as minor or

non-injury accidents.

One of the most recent serious

crashes at the intersection

involved a car making a

right turn hitting two elderly

pedestrians on the crosswalk.

finding a kinder alternative to

cancer treatment.

Last month, she won the New

Zealand Micro Flash Fiction

“Lockdown” competition with a

piece entitled, “Waiting for and

Avalanche when you Live by

the Sea.”

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Safe traffic


a priority

• By Louis Day


traffic network that supports

a connected community” will

be one of the Papanui-Innes

Community Board’s priorities for

the remainder of the term.

The board’s 2020-2022 plan

sets out that it will achieve this by

engaging with and supporting the

community on local transport issues,

with particular attention being

paid to the effects of the Christchurch

Northern Corridor and the

increasing development of Papanui.

It also plans on advocating for

traffic lights at the Greers and

Langdons Rds intersection and

improvements to address Northern

Line cycleway safety concerns.

The board is also prioritising

a push for improvements and

increased support to community

facilities across its jurisdiction.

This will include advocating

for improvements to the Belfast

netball courts at Sheldon Park

whilst also supporting the

ongoing development of Rutland

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construction of a community

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Airport Ambassadors celebrate 10 years

• By Bea Gooding

WHETHER IT’S to help

frantic passengers locate

missing luggage or providing

expertise on what makes the

city so special, the Christchurch

Airport Ambassadors are the

first point of call.

Volunteers at the airport’s

ambassador programme work

hard to help visitors find their

feet in the city and beyond, and

are now celebrating their 10th

year of service.

The group initially started off

with 16 ambassadors, but that

number has grown to nearly 50,

who come from all walks of life

and have a passion to serve others.

Ian McDonald, 74, has been

an ambassador for the last eight

years and said the best part

about the job was its spontaneity

and the lifelong friendships he’s


“Every day is different. I’ve

been involved in other community

groups, but the airport has

to be the top one,” he said.

“When people come off planes

really stressed, like if they’ve arrived

and their luggage has gone

missing - you’ve just got to turn

those people around and make

them feel better.

He said it was satisfying being

able to help people in times of

great stress, especially when they

had no family or friends in the


An ambassador’s role included

answering any questions travellers

had about where to locate

things in the airport, what

activities Canterbury had to offer

and to help sort out any issues

such as last-minute accommodation

or transport.

With international travel

restrictions not set to change for

the time being, the volunteers

were not able to resume their

posts at the airport since before

the lockdown began.

Mr McDonald was eager to

get back into the job, but he was

grateful he could still meet up for

a coffee with the other volunteers

while there was no work.

Said Mr McDonald: “They’re

a great bunch of people, they all

want to be there to help and it

makes a difference.

“Once you retire, you don’t just

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tenth anniversary, who provide

crucial support for travellers

visiting the region and beyond.

want to sit down and read library

books all day. You’ve got to keep

active, have interaction with

other people and give back to the


Park to Plane support manager

Jacqui Robertson said the programme

was established during

major redevelopments of the

airport’s terminal.

“Every time someone arrived,

the layout inside was different so

they needed people to help direct

travellers who were bit lost,” she


The more people they assisted,

it became more apparent that

the service needed to become a

permanent fixture.

Although there were no international

visitors, she said this

would not make a difference in

their services now that they were

catering for domestic travellers.

“They make the airport a

happier place. They’re often the

first and last friendly face when

people leave to travel the South

Island,” said Ms Robertson.



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A walk along memory lane

The 1905 photograph shows Daresbury,

67 Fendalton Rd, a 50-room house on 25

acres, designed by S. Hurst Seager and

built between 1897 and 1901 for George

Humphreys, co-founder of the wine and

spirits merchants Fletcher Humphreys.

School children cross at the intersection of Cranford St and Main North Rd

in 1978.

Emily Harrison and Kelly Hamblyn with

school patrol gear at Fendalton School

in 1988.

Aerial view of Christchurch International Airport in the 1990s.

Passengers waiting at Christchurch International Airport

in the 1960s.

A security guard at the entrance gates to the

lion reserve at Orana Park with a shotgun

containing blanks in 1977.



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Pathway to success

For Maria Paterson, the real estate

industry has proved to be her niche – the

job she was cut out to do. And while the

path to reach it was diverse, every step of

the way was establishing a foundation of

skills that would bring her success in real


Born and brought up in Hokitika

on the West Coast, Maria moved to

Christchurch in the early 2000s, starting

work in a customer services role at

Countrywide Bank. She left that job after

about six years to have her family, with

three children (now 27, 25 and 18).

Then came the next step on her career

path. Maria was approached by an

insurance broker to join the insurance

business, and starting out in customer

service, over the next nine years she

worked in an advisory role across the full

spectrum of insurance services.

All these experiences were adding

to the deep fund of knowledge and

expertise that she would bring to real

estate. But there was one more important

chapter before that would happen. Maria

joined forces with a friend to purchase

The Store at Tai Tapu, and between them

the pair turned the struggling business

around to become a thriving enterprise.

Mission accomplished, Maria left there

and made her move into real estate. She

joined another brand, spending the next

eight years crafting her skills, knowing

that real estate was where she wanted to


“I’d always had a strong interest in

property and had owned rentals, and

with my sales and customer service

background it just made sense,” she says.

“I’d finally found my niche.”

Two weeks after she started, the

September 2010 earthquake devastated

much of the city, but fortunately the

offices weren’t affected, and Maria was

on her way. Her negotiation skills and

aptitude for marketing and selling

property soon became apparent, and she

received the Rising Star award for her

first two years in the industry.

Two years ago, Maria made the move to

Ray White because, “their more humble

approach appealed to me”.

“Ray White’s focus on customer service

fits with what I like to do in my business.”

She was one of the founding members

of the Ray White Strowan team, which

has since grown and is still growing.

Meeting and helping people from all

walks of life buy or sell their biggest asset

is one of the key reasons Maria finds her

work so enjoyable and fulfilling, with her

natural warmth helping her establish a

rapport with her clients.

“I’m in someone’s life every day for

around six weeks guiding them through

the whole process from

listing to settlement, and

helping them achieve

their goal is what drives

me. And often, I make

friends along the way,


Maria buys and sells

across the full range of

property types – from

first homes to milliondollar

listings, with

the contacts she makes

bringing many referrals.

“My data base has

grown through my

contacts, and often

it’s a real family affair

with different family

members seeking my

help with buying or

selling property.”

The flexibility that

comes from running her

own business is another

plus for Maria, as it allows her to enjoy

some favourite activities.

“I play tennis on Wednesdays and I

enjoy mid-week skiing, though it needs

to be a bit warmer before I’ll go. I also

like walking and a friend and I started a

hill walking group – we do that once a

week. I like going to the movies too.

Maria Paterson

“Family is also very important to me –

I love spending time with my family.”

Professionalism, innate skills and a

warm personality have taken Maria

Paterson to the top of the real estate

industry, and balancing work with her

extra-curricular activities sees her living

a rewarding life, with her clients also

reaping the benefits.

What’s your



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