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• By Bea Gooding

NEW MURALS in St Albans and

Redwood could be a possibility to

tackle the issue of graffiti in the

city’s north-west.

Monthly reports provided by

the city council to the Papanui-

Innes Community Board showed

that St Albans consistently

ranked in the top five most

reported suburbs for graffiti.

A graffiti “hotspot” was also

identified on Grimseys Rd,

Redwood.

Papanui-Innes Community

Board chairwoman Emma

Norrish said she was

disappointed with the behaviour

and its consistent appearance in

the area.

“It’s disappointing. We

would like to see people looking

after their community and

respecting council property,”

she said.

In June this year, there were 55

reports made by the public in St

Albans through the city council’s

Snap Send and Solve app.

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Thursday July 23 2020 3

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Mother’s desperate bid for family holiday

• By Bea Gooding

DANNI RASMUSSEN fears

time with her terminally ill son

is quickly running out.

She always dreamed of

travelling all over the country,

making memories as a family

of four before it was too late,

and now that dream is almost

coming true.

Last year, her eldest son Alize

won a family trip to the Gold

Coast in a competition run by

radio station MoreFM for the

kindness he showed his younger

brother, Andre, who has periventricular

leukomalacia – a terminal

brain injury caused by a lack

of oxygen to the brain – among

other complications.

Covid-19 ground those plans

to a halt this year, which was why

Ms Rasmussen believed it was

the perfect time to embark on

the road trip of her dreams – but

sourcing funding for it was a different

story.

“I’ve always wanted to travel

with the children and do something

as a family, but I wanted

to wait until they got older,” she

said.

“We almost lost him [Andre]

– I got to his room and he was

completely purple. I thought it

was his time to pass away.”

The life-threatening incident

happened three weeks ago which

LOVE: Danni Rasmussen holds

Andre, 4, with Avie Avana, 2, and

Alize, 11, who will soon embark

on a family road trip.

PHOTO: BEA GOODING

she said put things into perspective.

“But he eventually started

breathing again. A lot of things

came into realisation at that point

so we’ve decided to do the trip in

September before it’s too late.”

She has set up a givealittle page

to cover the costs of the four-week

trip, needing at least $10,000 for

transport, accommodation food

and any costs associated with

Andre’s medical equipment.

She said the goal alone was

at a minimum, which did not

account for activities and any

unexpected costs along the way.

“It’s important that we can

have those fun memories with

him anywhere in our homeland

especially when he’s not with us

anymore,” she said.

“There will be nothing worse

than going to do those things

and feeling that he missed out.”

In 2015 Ms Rasmussen was

overjoyed to learn she was pregnant

with triplets.

That joy quickly turned

sour when a raft of complications

arose, causing the loss of

one of her babies during early

pregnancy, with the other two

babies born prematurely at 24

weeks.

The twins were “fighting for

their lives” following an emergency

Caesarean, but weighing

in at 345gm, baby Ace did not

survive.

Andre clung to life weighing

890gm, undergoing serious

operations to keep him alive,

but he developed PVL while in

the neonatal intensive care unit

which caused brain damage, and

was also born with chronic lung

disease and epilepsy.

“It’s horrible watching him suffer,”

she said.

Raising Alize, Andre and Avie

Avana as a single mother of three

was “very exhausting” at times,

but the love she felt for them was

what kept her going.

“As soon as I became a mum,

I knew what I wanted to do in

life,” she said.

“I’m doing the best I can, I

want to be a good role model;

I love them so much and I’m

never giving up on my children.”


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Speeding and

sunstrike

still a problem

• By Bea Gooding

MAIREHAU Primary School

principal John Bangma is

“frustrated” with continued

issues of speeding drivers and

sunstrike on Innes Rd and

pleads for action.

Mr Bangma wrote to the

Papanui-Innes Community

Board regarding the pedestrian

crossing near the school’s entrance,

advocating for traffic

lights instead for children to

safely use.

“Numerous solutions have

been proposed and acted on,

however, it remains a problem,”

he said.

He referred to the new additions

of 40km/h signs and flashing

orange lights at the crossing,

which had “varied success” in

slowing traffic down.

Said Mr Bangma: “I’m not

suggesting these strategies

haven’t helped, but the original

town planners have left us with

a road that aligns perfectly into

the morning and evening sun.’’

Community board

chairwoman Emma Norrish

said police presence was

requested to monitor the area

for speeding and the issue was

under investigation to come up

with long-term solutions.

Community hub ‘filling a gap’

for families in Mairehau

• By Bea Gooding

A NEW community hub will

soon open its doors in Mairehau,

following an increased need for

physical and social support in

the area.

The Neighbourhood Trust

is in the process of revamping

their former Pay It Forward store

premises to make room for The

Whanau Centre.

It comes at a time when community

organisations have been

scrambling to pivot their services

to better support the increasing

number of people facing unemployment

and other hardships

due to Covid-19.

Said the trust’s community

development worker Don Benn:

“The Whanau Centre provides

a physical presence for The

Neighbourhood Trust to operate

in the heart of Mairehau, which

has seen an increased need for

community connection since the

lockdown.

“Accessibility is a big factor for

people needing some help, and

the centre will make it easier for

families to reach.”

During the lockdown, the

organisation delivered food

ASSET: Roana Johnstone (left), Tom Hitchens, Don Benn, Leanna

Dodge and Angela Sanderson, of The Neighbourhood Trust

who are about to open a new community hub in Mairehau.

packages to families and vulnerable

people in need, but Mr Benn

said “hand-outs” were not a long

term solution.

Even though the service is

essential, he believed having a

permanent facility was more

beneficial in the long run, such

as providing the opportunity for

people to build important skills.

Said Mr Benn: “With support

from the council, we can provide

services such as food packages,

a community garden project to

help families be more in control

of fresh fruit and vegetable production,

a drop-in centre where

people can share their burdens

and potentially be referred to

places for more specific help.

“We’d love to see an opportunity

for driver licensing classes

to occur as well as work-ready

skills like preparing CVs, interviewing

skills and dressing for

interviews.”

The project has been in the

works since January this year,

which Mr Benn believed was

“filling a gap” in the Mairehau

community.

The trust’s former Pay It

Forward store previously sold

locally handcrafted goods, with

its proceeds being fed back into

community projects.

But with the premises now

vacated, they believed it was a

perfect opportunity to utilise the

space and get the project off the

ground which will be ready to

enjoy by the end of August.

“Covid-19 has really accentuated

the need for community

connection. Loss of jobs and

hours of work means that people

are needing extra support at this

time,” he said.

“Although we are at level 1

again, the ongoing effects last

longer, so The Whanau Centre

is an ideal location to offer that

support.”

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Graffiti hotspot on fringe of city

• From page 1

Murals were often installed

around the city to deter taggers

which was why Ms Norrish

believed this was a “great idea”

for the area, and an opportunity

to get local schools and the community

involved.

“It’s a great idea, especially on

Grimseys Rd near the underpass,”

she said.

Ms Norrish believed it was a

hotspot because it was located on

the “fringe” of the city, providing

more opportunities for taggers

gain notoriety.

The city council community

partnerships and planning manager

Gary Watson said St Albans

has been in the top five suburbs

for graffiti reports twice in the

past six months.

“This doesn’t necessarily mean

there is a large amount of graffiti,

but people in that area actively

report it. The same tag may be

reported several times by different

individuals,” he said.

“Although not in St Albans,

Grimseys Rd was a removal

hotspot for June. This was due to

the QE II Drive underpass being

heavily tagged and requiring a

large area to be painted.

“St Albans has not been identified

as a current area to focus on

as the amount of graffiti removed

has been decreasing.”

He said a new community

DISAPPOINTING: St Albans consistently ranks in the top five

suburbs for graffiti reports in the city, but installing new murals

in the area could deter the behaviour. PHOTO: GETTY

group has joined forces with the

city council who were “keen to

adopt a spot” to keep an eye on

and remove any graffiti.

There were a number of other

ways the community could get

involved, he said, to aid the city

council’s efforts, such as using

the Snap, Send, and Solve app, or

joining their Graffiti Volunteer

Programme.

“Rapid removal is the most

effective method of deterring

future graffiti. Taggers love to

leave their mark on existing

graffiti – removing it denies the

recognition they’re looking for,”

he said.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you

think new murals would

deter graffiti activity in St

Albans and Redwood? Email

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STEADY: Tessa Belcher, 7, of St Albans on the tightrope at

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Thursday July 23 2020 7

A walk along memory lane

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BishoPdaLe

Unichem Pharmacy

Your

Local

Pharmacy

The new Brevet Club building under construction on Memorial Ave near

Christchurch Airport in 1963.

Russell Searle in his flooded

Edgeware butchery in 1986.

Right – Two students plant a tree

to mark Papanui High School’s 25th

anniversary in 1961.

Labourers

outside the

fellmongery,

Belfast

Freezing

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Bishopdale Pharmacy has been

in the heart of the Bishopdale

community for over 55 years.

We are proud to be genuinely

locally owned and operated by a

partnership of 3 women who have

a longstanding association with

both the Pharmacy and the local

community.

While Amanda (one of the three

pharmacist co-owners) has been

an owner for the last 11 years, she

technically has been involved for most

of the life of the Pharmacy. Her father,

Keith Nuttall, built the Pharmacy in

1965. Amanda and fellow co-owner

Maria bought into the pharmacy with

Keith in 2009. Maria’s association with

Bishopdale Pharmacy began much

earlier though when in 1997 she started

working there as a summer student

while studying Pharmacy. In 2016, Anna

joined the partnership with Amanda

and Maria, but she too has had a long

association with the Pharmacy, which

first began with her internship there in

2005.

Amanda, Maria and Anna are not

the only members of the Bishopdale

Pharmacy team who have been

providing outstanding care and advice

for their local community for so

many years. Yvonne, our Retail Team

Manager, will celebrate 50 years of

service next year.

Add to this the incredible members

of the team at Unichem Bishopdale

that regular patrons know – and that

goes some way to explaining the

warm, friendly and caring atmosphere

frequently commented on when people

are in the Pharmacy.

Given the connected ownership,

history and current team at Bishopdale

Pharmacy, it is not surprising that the

vibe and atmosphere of the Pharmacy

is not the only aspect that customers

and patients value. The knowledge,

expertise and range of services

provided at Bishopdale Pharmacy is at

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Joint pain: Do I have arthritis or

could it be mainly my muscles?

The team at Physical Sense in Sydenham

sees clients with a range of symptoms but

many of their middle-aged and senior clients

visit complaining of pain in one of their joints.

Physiotherapist Ietje van Stolk suggests

that a major part of the pain could be due

to muscle pain rather than simply arthritis.

“Even if an x-ray shows arthritis, the reason

for the pain may be the muscles around

the joint,” she explains. The images show

how a muscle knot (the crosses) in a back

muscle can give hip pain (aches and pain

are the red areas in the drawings), a knot

in a muscle on the back of the shoulder

blade can give a deep pain in the front of

the shoulder and a muscle knot all the way

near the groin can give an ache in the knee

(especially at night in bed).

Ietje recalls one case where an 89 year

old client with severe arthritis who walked

with a stick, told her, “I will end up in

a wheelchair, I cannot put any weight

through my right leg due to pain in my hip

and buttock”. “Within 4 treatments, she

was walking with her stick but without the

severe pain,” says Ietje. “The arthritis was

one of the factors that made her muscles

spasm but the other was that older people

move less and the flexed position the hip

is in when we sit is particularly bad for

the hip.” Ietje is happy with the fact that

although the client was 89 and could have

been “given up on” or told to live with the

pain, she made a difference to her health

and wellbeing.

The same lack of movement can be the

reason for your knee pain or your shoulder

pain and the same few treatments could

make a huge difference for you.

At Physical Sense, hands-on techniques

(massage and triggerpoint deactivation

techniques) are used to release the muscles.

The client also gets a home exercise

program designed to mobilize and stretch

the joint, strengthen the important core

muscles and increase general strength and

SHOULDER

PAIN

KNEE PAIN

(the crosses are the areas of the muscle spasms, the red areas is where the pain is felt)

balance. They teach a movement sequence

that stretches the joint in all directions

whilst the client is able to lie safely on their

bed, perfect for older or less mobile clients.

In many cases having the muscles

released and being taught how to maintain

it, is enough to stay on top of the problem.

HIP PAIN

If severe arthritis is the underlying cause,

some maintenance therapy may be

necessary, but that is often more affordable

and, for older patients, better tolerated

than surgery. After only one treatment you

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NOR’WEST PROPERTY UPDATE

Housing market shows

Canterbury’s resilience

As New Zealand deals with the fallout

from Covid-19 and its impact on the

economy, Canterbury is continuing to

show its resilience and strength, reflected

in the latest real estate statistics released

by REINZ for June.

Barry Ellis, owner of Ray White

Bishopdale & Strowan, believes the

reason is that, due to Cantabrians having

already faced significant difficulties

following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes,

they have developed their own way of

getting through uncertain times, so in the

current situation, they are just getting on

with it.

“There’s a general belief that “it is what

it is”, so we are carrying on as usual, and

this is reflected in the housing market,”

Barry says.

“While there have been predictions of

doom and gloom for the New Zealand

housing market, that’s not what’s

happening here, with sales results over

the last three months demonstrating

that.”

REINZ Statistics just released for

Christchurch show that, as at end-June

2020 there has been an increase in the

median sale price of 7.9 per cent over

June 2019, going from $445,000 to

$480,000. The number of house sales is

up on June 2019, having risen from 525

to 588, with the median number of days

taken to sell going down from 41 to 38.

“Prior to the emergence of Covid-19

the property market was hot – it was a

sellers’ market,” Barry says, “and since

lockdown ended, it has just picked up

from where it left off. We are seeing

multi-offer situations, with many buyers

missing out on properties they wanted.”

For anyone considering purchasing

property, Barry suggests that the most

critical preparation you can do is to

secure your pre-approval for finance,

given the highly competitive landscape of

the current market.

“For example, we listed an ‘as is where

is’ property in Bryndwr, which had a

land value of $560,000, and it sold for

$711,000, with 12 registered bidders

attending the auction.”

There are several factors now favouring

buyers, he says, such as all-time low

interest rates and the removal of the

loan-to-value ratio (LVR) requirement,

which governed the amount people could

borrow to purchase property and how

much deposit they needed.

“Banks have also increased the number

of pre-approval loans, which are at a

higher level than they have been for a

long time. This means buyers can have

confidence knowing they have the

financial capacity to buy

the property they want.

Ray White’s Loan Market

mortgage brokers currently

have over $1 billion in preapproved

loans across New

Zealand. Those buyers are

actively looking for property

right now.”

For those wanting to sell,

now is an ideal time, Barry

says.

“The depth of the buyer

pool is fascinating, with

high interest from first home

buyers, residential investors

as well as people re-locating

to Christchurch. These are

not just Christchurch people.

There are out-of-town buyers

coming from other regions,

and Kiwis returning from overseas. The

market is ‘nuts’ at the moment.”

While it was thought shortage of stock

was driving demand, in fact the number

of Christchurch listings has largely stayed

the same as June 2019 – it is the increased

buying pool that is creating the demand,

Barry says.

“The stock levels are similar, but

properties are selling a lot quicker. Last

month, for example, every property we

Barry Ellis - Owner Ray White

Bishopdale & Strowan - 021 519 274

took to auction sold on auction day. We

don’t know what the future holds, of

course, but we do know this is a good

time to be selling. We haven’t seen a

market like this for many years.”

Barry and his team are enjoying the

excitement and are inviting people to

come along for the ride.

“To get an assessment on the current

value of your home, give me a call,” says

Barry, “you may be surprised.” He can be

contacted on 021 519 274.

Nor’West

Market Snapshot

June 2020

Median Sale Price

$518,000

(+9.3%)

Compared to $474,000

in June 2019*

Total Number of Sales

160

Compared to 134

in June 2019*

Total Sales Value

$99m

(+23.3%)

Compared to $80,210,951

in June 2019*

Median Days to Sell

30

(+19.4%) (-26.8%)

Compared to 41

in June 2019*

What’s your property worth?

Call 0800 YELLOW to find out

*Statistics have been sourced from REINZ

Ray White Bishopdale & Strowan

0800 YELLOW (0800 935 569)

rwbishopdale.co.nz | rwstrowan.co.nz

Inline Realty Limited (Licensed REAA 2008)

Proudly owned by

Karen Ellis

021 519 275

Barry Ellis

021 519 274


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HOME & HEATING

Ground moisture barrier

under low sub-floor

Now with the colder and wetter weather on

its way, home owners are focusing on ways

to make their homes comfortable, warm

and healthy for their families throughout

winter. Rising damp is an issue that affects

many of our older properties which suffer

from poor, or no, ground moisture barrier.

In Canterbury especially, post-quake, many

people have relocated to homes that suffer

from rising damp which can be associated

with health problems. Independent tests have

shown that up to 40 litres of water can rise

from the ground and enter a house every day,

leading to mildew, mould, condensation and

musty smells. Moulds can produce various

allergic reactions and the frail, elderly and

very young are especially vulnerable.

Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd is a

locally owned and operated firm. The team

understands the problems caused by rising

damp and are there to help. They will come

to your damp home and pump a lightweight,

flowable foam concrete under your timber

floored home.

While insulation is important, it has been

recognised that it is dampness that is the real

villain in the house. The new Healthy Homes

Standards introduced by the government

effective from the 1st July 2019 now has

a requirement to install ground moisture

barriers, a key element in the armory to fight

moisture in the home.

Dr Larry Bellamy BE (hons) PhD in a

report dated 1988: Foam Concrete Under

Timber Floors: An Energy Analysis assessed

the effects of placing Foam Concrete over

damp soil and had this to say: Condensation

on the underside of a timber floor can occur

where the floor is suspended over damp

ground and the inside air temperature falls

close to the crawl space air temperature.

Much energy is required to vaporize moisture

that penetrates the structure. By avoiding

underfloor condensation, foam concrete can

reduce floor heat losses by up to 90%.

• Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd can in most

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foamconcrete.nz for more information.

What makes a great

Heat Transfer System?

There are a number of Heat Transfer

systems on the market. Smooth-Air

ventilation specialists offer a range of

HTU Heat Transfer Units with carefully

selected components to optimise the

system:

They use insulated duct to transfer

the heated air with as little heat loss as

possible. The fan moves sufficient air

for the distance and number of rooms,

without being noisy. The diffusers send

the heat to the floor, not to skim the

across the ceilings. All components are

good quality - designed to operate for

years without problems.

Smooth-Air’s HTUs come in a range

of options: One to four rooms, with or

without thermostat and with a choice

of grilles and diffusers. HTUs improve

energy efficiency in your house, as you are

using excess heat. They have low power

consumption - only 80watts for the three

room system. Circulating air through the

house also reduces the risk of damp.

You can also choose the HTU version

with downjet diffusers, which throw the

warm air downwards to the floor. These

downjet diffusers can also be adjusted to

regulate which room receives the most

warm air.

An average size living room requires 2-4

kw of heating, yet appliances such as log

burners generate heat in the region of 10

-20kw. This leaves an excess of 8 -16kw of

heat which sits at high level in the heated

room, usually above door level.

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Heat transfer units work best where very

hot air has ‘stratified’ into a layer near the

ceiling. So heat pumps, which circulate

warm air around the room with no

layering, are not suitable as a heat source

by themselves. However, if you have both

log burner and a heat pump, heat transfer

systems with thermostat can work very

well: The heat pump stops operating once

the heat from the fire has heated the room,

and the heat transfer kicks in above this

point, once there is a layer of hot air at the

ceiling.

Contact Smooth-Air on 0800

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NOR’WEST NEWS

RAY WHITE PAPANUI NEWS

A ‘selling your home’ checklist

Selling a home can be a full-on

experience. We grow attached to our

homes and it can be hard to move

on from them, especially if it’s our

first home. We sell for any number

of reasons but, no matter, the same

things need to be considered before

you start the process.

Preparing your home:

You will need to get the property up

to scratch and looking as attractive as

possible to prospective buyers. For

some, this will mean finally finishing

that project, working on repairs,

decluttering and cleaning. Speak to a

property expert if you are considering

any expensive alterations to make

sure it’s worth the cost.

Repair History:

If your property has had insurance or

EQC repairs then this documentation

including evidence of completion of

works needs to be complied for the

sale, if you can’t find this information

then you can call EQC 0800 326 243

and ask for them to send the file for

your property out.

It was an absolute pleasure to run

this Getting Started in Property

Investment seminar at the Papanui

office recently. We had a wonderful

response and the attendees were

certainly engaged!

The panel of speakers were

knowledgeable and were more

than happy to openly share their

thoughts and experience in the area

of property investment.

This seminar was entirely free for

anyone who wanted to come along.

For us, hosting these events is about

helping people make smart property

decisions to build their financial future

and we truly hope some seeds were

sown and some value was added.

We love helping people learn and

this seminar was one of those special

moments when we were able to do

this with a group of clients both past,

present and future.

Property continues to show positive

signs across the majority of the

markets for both buyers and sellers.

Our latest real-time statistical

data gives a clear indication of the

success that is being achieved in

the area of property sales and this

is backed up by the confidence

that buyers have with continuing

Find a salesperson (agent):

Contact a few experienced local real

estate salespeople (agents) and set

up interviews. Potential salespeople

will evaluate your property and give

you a comparative market analysis.

Once you find your salesperson,

you will sign a contract stating any

commissions due, length of the

agreement, marketing costs and the

estimated sale cost.

Making more important

decisions:

Next work with your salesperson to

decide how you want to sell (auction,

deadline sale, price etc), types and

costs of listings and advertising, open

home schedules and if you will issue a

price guide or ask for offers.

Contracts:

Your salesperson will draw up the

contract of sale, which should include all

details of the owners, title, conditions of

the sale, what is included in the chattels

(for example, oven) as well as settlement

date, legal description and any tenancy

details if relevant.

If you would like to attend events like

this in future please keep an eye on

our office Facebook Page:

facebook.com/RayWhitePapanui

low interest rates and home

affordability. The good news for

both buyers and sellers is that the

amount of property coming on

the market has lifted slightly and

this has encouraged buyers to be

more active in the market. Several

other indicators, including open

home attendees, registered auction

Going to market:

The length of time your home will

be on the market depends on how

you choose to sell. For an auction,

it’s about four weeks, a price or

by negotiation method is often

longer. This is the time your home

will be open for inspections. Your

salesperson will be responsible for

negotiating with potential buyers to

get the best price for you. Once it has

been sold, the buyer usually pays a

deposit at this point.

The last step is settlement day. This

is when you give the keys over to the

new owners and vacate the property.

The team at Ray White Papanui look

forward to being of assistance with

your upcoming sale.

How to get Started in Property Investment Seminar

How is the post lockdown market performing?

Vanessa Golightly,

Business Owner

and Licensee Agent

Ray White Papanui

027 664 9292

bidders, together with pre-approved

home buyers, have all increased

and we see this within our data

that is supplied through our “Ray

White Now” document. Please

email papanui.nz@raywhite.com for

your copy of our real time property

market report, it would be our

pleasure to provide you with this.

Vanessa Golightly

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 664 9292

Stuart Morris

Business Owner

& Auctioneer

027 422 6395

Tracy Thomson

Licensee Salesperson

027 440 3035

Ashleigh Pattullo

Licensee Salesperson

027 865 9672

Estelle Schuurman

Property Manager

Joy Coughlan

Mortgage Broker

027 223 3572

Claire Morris

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 662 4822

Katrina Green

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Tania Ikin

Licensee Salesperson

022 509 2755

Olivia Hendry

Executive Assistant

Allie McConnell

Property Management

Assistant

Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui

Phone (03) 352 0567 | rwpapanui.co.nz | /RayWhitePapanui Morris & Co Limited | Licenced REAA 2008

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