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• By Bea Gooding

CHRISTCHURCH Airbnb

owners are concerned about

the future of home-share

accommodation as the city

council mulls changes to its

rules for short-term

accommodation.

Proposed changes to the City

Plan would allow whole unit

listings in some areas but not

others, and would not allow listings

in multi-unit dwellings or

on rear sections.

Another option on the table

enables listings up to a specified

number of days, such as 60, 90 or

120 days per year.

City council head of planning

and strategic transport David

Griffiths confirmed a council

committee would ultimately

decide what to do with the proposals

next month.

But Christchurch Holiday

Homes director Sue Harrison,

who manages homes in

Riccarton, Ilam and Avonhead,

said there were fears a change

would “put big hotel profits

ahead of what’s best for the

city.”

“For many of us, these rules

would mean putting away our

welcome mats for good.

“We can’t pretend it hasn’t

been hurtful at times when our

intentions have been wilfully

misrepresented. We’re members

of this community and we care

very deeply about Christchurch,”

Harrison said.

In residential zones, singleroom

listings with the owner

present were permitted as “bed

and breakfasts” under the District

Plan rules, allowing up to

six guests to stay a maximum of

90 days.

In residential zones outside

UNCERTAINTY:

Christchurch

Holiday Homes

director Sue

Harrison is

concerned for the

future of Airbnbs

due to proposed

changes to the city

council’s District

Plan.

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Problem trees not welcome

• By Bea Gooding

ISSUES deriving from honey

locust trees in Avonhead

continue to cause headaches

among residents.

The community of Kedleston

Drive and neighbouring

streets have wanted the trees

gone for as long as 30 years

due to the “mess” its seed pods

create on roadsides, gardens,

gutters and footpaths.

Due to provisions in the city

council’s district plan which

protected the trees, residents

were not permitted to remove

any themselves - unless they

forked out $1800 for a resource

consent.

The city council only

removed trees that were in

poor condition, but the honey

locust trees did not fit that category,

and its “seasonal” seed

pod production was viewed as

a “limited issue.”

Jill Irving lives adjacent to

Kedleston Drive and vehemently

disagreed with that

assessment as the issue appeared

during several months

throughout the year.

“That is totally untrue. The

seed pods begin falling in

April and they continue to fall

until September, even until

October or later,” said Irving.

“They fall spasmodically,

they blow into other streets,

grass berms and footpaths

outside some properties

which is a disgrace.”

She said some residents

were despairing

over the “pod invasion,”

which also posed safety

issues, such as the incident

where a cyclist

crashed last month after

slipping on the pods.

“Those who keep

sweeping up the pods

in front of their houses often

finish up having their frontage

littered again by their neighbour’s

pods which blow into

Steffan

Thomas

the wind,” she said.

“Some trees are now bare

and some have hundreds

on them. Strong

winds don’t blow them

all off at once.”

The city council had

no scheduled sweeping

of footpaths and only

attended if there were

safety concerns.

Attempts to prune

the trees back as far as

it would allow also did

not prove to be successful,

which was why the residents

were lobbying to have new

trees planted instead.

Catherine

Chu

ISSUES: Kedleston Drive

residents are fed-up with

the mess honey locust

trees are making.

Irving also urged the city

council to send letters to all

residents to remind them of

their responsibility to keep

their berms and footpaths

“free of litter.”

Said the city council transport

operations manager

Steffan Thomas: “Council’s

replacement programme is

for the removal of trees in

poor condition – these are

healthy, established trees and

prioritising it would result in

other trees more in need of

replacement being delayed or

not replaced.

“Council does clear

road – we will investigate

increasing the frequency

during this time. Council has

also approached community

organisations to assist with

clean up on private property.”

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‘Aunties’ helping vulnerable women

Neighbourhood

groups, organisations

and charities play

an important part in

keeping communities

supported in a

number of ways. The

Christchurch Aunties

chairwoman Heather

Milne speaks to Bea

Gooding about how

they help vulnerable

women and children

experiencing family

violence

Walk me through what

services The Christchurch

Aunties provide and how it

came to be what it is today.

We’re a network of 4000

people who provide practical

support and donations for

women and children in

Christchurch, Selwyn District,

and Waimakariri District, who

have experienced family violence

and vulnerability. We work with

staff at about 11 organisations

(such as women’s refuges), who

tell us what they need for their

clients, then we get it to them by

mobilising our network.

We regularly provide toiletries,

SUPPORT: The Christchurch Aunties founder Heather Milne, who provides crucial

assistance for women and children experiencing family violence. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

security items and emergency

trips funding. When women

are setting up new homes after

relocating, we provide new or

quality second-hand furniture

and bedding. Sourcing and

donating baby gear is another

area that we excel at.

In addition to those regular

requests, we sometimes receive

client-specific donation requests

such as gadgets and weighted

blankets for children with

behavioural or communication

issues, quality sports gear,

birthday cakes, and vouchers for

local attractions.

The Christchurch Aunties

started in 2014 when Jackie Clark

in Auckland (who founded The

Aunties movement up there) put

me in touch with a woman who

was moving to Christchurch for

her safety.

It became apparent that

there were many people in the

community who wanted to

help, and that there was a way

to harness social media and

business connections to get

results. This was a time when I

also realised how much learning

I had (and still have) to do about

family violence, discrimination,

and unconscious bias.

In 2017, I gathered a group

of people around me to be the

board of The Christchurch

Aunties. We set the wheels in

motion with systems, policy,

communications, and finally,

charitable status earlier this year.

It’s been an amazing journey so

far.

What does it mean to be an

“auntie?”

Anyone, anywhere can be

an “auntie.’’ The only rules are

that you need to be kind, and

not judge people. That last bit

is striking because it’s human

nature to judge – we’re all guilty

of it. We have Christchurch

Aunties who regularly donate

toiletries and new bedding.

Others have set up regular

payments into our account. We

have a team of volunteers who

get hands-on and help us move

things, do administrative tasks,

mend furniture, test electrical

gear, and tidy our storage.

There are also hundreds of

Christchurch aunties who share

information about us and get

us in touch with other donors.

All of this support is part of the

giant jigsaw that makes it so

successful.

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Thursday August 13 2020 5

and children experiencing violence

Why is an organisation like

The Christchurch Aunties

important for the community?

The immediate importance

of The Christchurch Aunties

is that we relieve the mental

load for women and children

experiencing family violence

and vulnerability, and we also

relieve the mental load of the staff

who are caring for them. Our

donations go towards keeping

people warm, safe, and feeling

valued.

Another important role

we have is to cultivate the

nurturing and generous side

of the Canterbury community

that we’ve seen so much of in

the past 10 years. People really

want to help and learn, but don’t

always know how. So we gently

introduce people to the concept

of volunteering and support, and

how to donate effectively so that

recipients feel respected.

What are the major issues

currently impacting those who

you serve, and why?

The issue that we’ve seen

recently impacting families is

Covid-19 and the lockdown.

This situation became like a

pressure cooker of social isolation

and financial stress for many.

Children were home from school

and saw the violence happening.

Solo parents struggled to get

supplies as they couldn’t leave

their children at home, but

also couldn’t take them to the

supermarket.

In the days before level 4,

we frantically gave out all our

supplies of toiletries, activities,

and fuel/supermarket vouchers

to organisations – not knowing

when we’d be able to supply them

again.

Luckily we were granted

essential status, but the increased

demand for basic donations

of toiletries, security gear, and

vouchers have continued.

Canterbury has functioned

with a post-traumatic stress

disorder faultline running under

us since 2010. So although the

lockdown was the catalyst for

recent spikes in family violence,

there has been an increase for

some time.

The social workers and support

staff who we see working with

the clients and families have dealt

with the increase for so long,

that I think it’s become the ‘new

normal’. They do an incredible

job.

IMPACT:

Christchurch

Youth

Council

co-ordinator

Kate

Burgess (left)

helps The

Christchurch

Aunties

founder

Heather

Milne deliver

jackets to

families in

need.

What are some

misconceptions about family

violence and vulnerability that

the average person may not

know about? Why is this the

case?

There is a very common

assumption that family violence

happens to people in other

neighbourhoods and to other

families. A very mistaken belief

is that family violence is only

experienced by people who are

struggling financially. For a long

time, family violence wasn’t

talked about in New Zealand, so

I think a lot of misconceptions

sprung up simply from ignorance

– and humans are reluctant to

change their thought patterns.

There are Christchurch aunties

out there who have experienced

violence and vulnerability in

the past or have supported their

family or friends through the

system. These people are from

diverse backgrounds and cultures.

They are from all walks of life.

Moving forward, how can

organisations and society better

support those experiencing

these hardships and the

reduction of harm within

homes? And why?

As a society, we can’t make

any real impact until we stop

and listen. I urge people to get

educated on family violence and

poverty in New Zealand. Be

open-minded and learn about

your unconscious bias. Listen to

those who speak from experience

– they know more than you

do on this subject. It’s okay to

change the way you think about

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Val loves the community at Margaret Stoddart

Val says living at

Margaret

Stoddart

Retirement Village means

she is part of a wonderful

community and she can also

spend time following her

craft and leisure pursuits.

Her daughters helped her

choose Margaret Stoddart

and the sunny room in the

village’s resthome that she

now calls home. It was a

great choice for both Val

and her family. She moved

into the cosy village just

a few weeks before the

upheaval of the February

2011 Canterbury earthquake.

For the past nine years

the location of the village

has given her many options,

one of her daughters, Robyn,

lives in Rolleston and can

easily come by and visit her

and she often chooses to go

shopping along Riccarton

Road and the nearby

Westfield mall.

The boutique village is

close to the many amenities

that the Riccarton retail

area, Hagley Park and the

nearby central city provide.

There are lots of cafés and

restaurants within walking

distance.

Val loves knitting, toy

and craft making, reading

books, solving jigsaw and

other puzzles. With fellow

residents, Val loves to

partake in regular social

events including Ryman

Healthcare’s Triple A

exercise programme and

the village get-togethers

that include regular Happy

Hours and playing housie

on Fridays. There are also

weekly excursions in the

village van to look forward to.

“We go to Tai Tapu quite

a lot and have an ice cream.

We go to New Brighton,

Sumner or Lyttelton, just

around and about,” Val says.

“One time we went to

Orana Wildlife Park. That

was good. We’ve been on

a couple of day trips to the

Weka Pass Railway line up

north (near Waipara).”

She and her three

brothers were brought up

in the family residence in

Spreydon, and Val says she

stayed living at home until

she married Joe, having met

him on a “blind date” at a

local social dance.

The couple remained

in Christchurch for a while,

with Val raising daughters

Robyn and Dianne (now

living in Wellington) and

later working in a Sydenham

clothing factory. Joe worked

as a boilermaker as well as

helping do the reclamation

and construction work on

Cashin Quay in Lyttelton.

The couple later moved to

Picton and together ran a

motel, which Val said was

a very busy business.

When Joe passed away and

she had her own medical

issues to deal with her

Life’s good for Val at Margaret Stoddart village in Riccarton.

daughters urged her to

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From her resthome

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best of resthome care as

well as assisted living in

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The village amenities

include a bar, a dining room,

and a hair salon.

Village Manager Merrin

Jack says residents love

the cosy feel and relaxed

atmosphere within one of

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ACTION: Six city counci lors including

Catherine Chu, Sam MacDonald (top right),

James Daniels (above left) and Aaron

Keown have ca led on Mayor Lianne Dalziel

to lead a conversation on how to achieve a

zero per cent rates increase this year.

• By Louis Day

CALLS HAVE b en made to

stop rates increases in response

to the Covid-19 crisis.

City counci lors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

le ter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

year.

The city council is proposing

an average rates increase of 4.65

per cent acro s a l ratepayers in

this year’s Draft Annual Plan

which is cu rently under public

consultation until April 5 and

wi l be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the cu rent environment it’s

clear busine s as usual is not

a propriate and the council

n eds to l ok at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

fr eze to o cur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

Ms Dalziel said the las thing the council’s budget, which is urchNZ, the Canterbury Employers’

Chamber of Commerce

the city council n eded was for not entirely funded by rates, and

someone to hi the panic bu ton. the consequences that wi l flow and other key players so we are

“Calm heads must and wi l from decisions we make. best prepared for the economic

prevail,” she said.

“The Annual Plan is not cha lenges that lie ahead.”

“Our residents and busine ses signed off for thr e months so City council chief executive

wi l be depending on us to we have time to ge this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

make adjustments, and we wi l, A the same time, the council zero rates rise out.

however, we wi l n ed advice is m eting with our economic “We’re considering a series of

on the impacts on a l aspects of development agency, Christch-

options in light of the extraordinary

circumstances related to the economy in response to the

Covid-19. We wi l discu s these Covid-19 pandemic.

options with elected members The bi gest b ost is $5.1

as we develop the Annual Plan,” bi lion towards wage subsidies

she said.

for affected busine ses in a l

The push from city counci lors sectors and regions.

for a fr eze on rates rises comes •Tips for weathering virus, p3

shortly after Minister of Finance

•Mayor’s column, p9

Grant Robertson announced

a $12.1 bi lion package to aid •From the editor’s desk, p10

No review

A message

Councillor takes

Davids heads

Views on

Lively group

over

of love, unity

matters into

community board cricket nets

celebrate

multi-storey

and prayers

his own hands

advocating body sought

St Patrick’s Day

house

for peace

Page 3 Page 6

Page 3 Page 5

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Eastern

Motorway

Bid to

suburbs

opening

secure

repairs

delay

funding to

could take

brings

demolish

a while

relief

service

RESIDENTS MOST affected by

• By Louis Day

centre

the new Northern Motorway are

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

the eastern suburbs start to

Northern Corridor opening has

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

been delayed by six months.

THE earthquake-damaged

aspirations for the area come to

The CNC was due to open in

former Sockburn Service Centre

fruition.

the middle of this year, but last

could finally be demolished in

During October’s local body

week the New

July – if the funding needed is

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

Zealand Transport

Agency

It comes as the

obtained.

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

as one of her main priorities for

time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

“We need a fully integrated

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

Readers respond

Chance to the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

the city council’s

would essentially be an alliance Helpless to

Victorious

Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

flooding

with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS

cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

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GIRL Page BOSS: Julia 17 Holmes But chief wants executive to be a Dawn geneticist after Page high school, 3 and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will Page help 10 said GIRL the BOSS: community Julia Holmes are “somewhat

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

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

her achieve her dreams. Baxendale said any request to

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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pursue a specific for biology, project in and the from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, •“The By community Bea Gooding will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

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

east would have age to has be always agreed been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering

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

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD upon Julia by council.

effects of this motorway for six

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

City councillors are yet to pass

Gymnastics, which opened its doors to pupils while the school was closed due to fire damage.

Holmes is on a mission on to

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia

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in how things worked, often country to participate in the

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

Holmes is on a mission to Rates

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the Main South Rd, has been a source

and maths.

The former service centre, on

make a difference in the world. any guidance them to back staff together. around

decisions are made to put our

make a difference in the world. them back together.

•Story, more photos, page 5

PHOTO: GEOFF The SLOAN year 11 St Margaret’s this, she said.

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That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders news from her mother.

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• From page 1

Policies to restrict nonresidential

activities in residential

zones made consent more

difficult to obtain.

Said Harrison: “We don’t

support discriminating between

hosted and unhosted

short-term rentals. Whether a

host is present or not doesn’t

form a sound basis for regulation

as there’s many variables

involved to police this.”

Airbnb owners did not support

the proposals due to the

growing need for self-catering

homes for groups and families

that many motels, hotels and

hostels did not cater for.

They have outlined their

Meeting the needs of the south-west area

THE CITY council and

community board have been

working hard to get the

revised Annual Plan sorted

post-Covid-19.

We appreciate the efforts

submitters have put into this

process also. I’m pleased to see

that the South West Aquatic

Leisure Centre, library, and

service centre is still on track

to be opened in 2022.

The Halswell Junction Rd

extension through to

Waterloo Business Park is still

happening but with a small delay.

concerns to community boards

across the city.

They favoured the option

which removed restrictions on

whole unit listings and treated

home-share accommodation as

a residential activity.

“This option allows for

better regulation by registering

homes. All other options leave

you with an impossible compliance

issue.

“If you restrict self-contained

homes, visitors will limit

their time in Christchurch,”

Harrison said.

They supported a nationwide

approach to regulations which

did not “geographically distort

the market,” and a mandatory

The surge in growth in

Halswell is exciting and challenging,

the board need to be

proactive to meet the needs of

these growing communities of

the south-west.

Transport issues are always

to the fore at present with the

Southern Motorway nearing

code of conduct for owners,

managers and guests enforceable

under a three-strike rule.

AirDNA data shows

Christchurch hosts earned

about $50 million between

August 2018 and 2019.

Griffiths said some regulations

could be approached

from a nationwide perspective.

“A nationwide code of

practice would be possible for

short-term accommodation,

but would require agreement of

all listing platform providers,

council and other regulatory

agencies,” he said.

“However, a nationwide code

of practice could not be the

only regulatory mechanism in

From the board

Mike Mora, chair

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

completion.

Riccarton is also a focus

with residential intensification

along with public transport

priority along Riccarton Rd.

New and relocated schools

are also a focus to address pedestrian

safety, vehicle speed

reductions, and safe routes to

spite of this being a preferred

option. City council has responsibilities

under the Building

Act, Resource Management

Act and other legislation that

the code may not address.’’

The Government could also

issue objectives and policies to

ensure a consistent approach to

managing the issue, such as the

use of land and its effects that

all councils must enforce.

The city council will present

a report to the Urban Development

and Transport Committee

outlining recommendations

on a preferred option

including whether or not to

notify changes to the District

Plan next month.

schools plans.

We are being proactive

in working with police,

neighbourhood support and

community patrols to address

an increase in crime in the

Halswell/Wigram area. We

suggest that people lock their

garages, doors and windows

at 9pm.

Finally, on behalf of our

board, I wish to say a “big

thank you” to everyone for the

control they put in place during

the Covid-19 lockdown.

Kia kaha to you all.

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She first started at the village

as a 17-year-old school student,

working in the laundry

and then the kitchen teams

when it first opened in 2007.

Scaife first trained as a

paramedic in Wellington after

leaving school, filling in her

time with shifts as a caregiver

at Rita Angus Retirement Village

while she was studying.

It was while working as an

ambulance officer that she

attended an emergency and

realised that her destiny lay

in working as an aged-care

nurse.

“We went on a callout to

look after an older woman

who was in trouble. It was

when I was caring for her that

I realised that looking after

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older people was what I really

wanted to do,” said Scaife.

“I think my workmates were

surprised, but that’s what I

wanted to do.’’

She returned to Christchurch

to begin a three-year

nursing course at CPIT and

later returned to where it all

started at Anthony Wilding to

work as a registered nurse on

the afternoon team.

No one was more delighted

with her win than her mother

and sister, who were on hand

for her awards night celebration

along with daughters

Phoebe, 5, and Hazel, 3.

“It’s an amazing place and

team to work with,’’ said

Scaife.

“You never hear them complain

no matter what is going

on. They just get on and put in

the effort to care for everyone

and to do their best for them.’’

She was also grateful for

Jeannie Sales, Anthony

Wilding’s clinical manager,

and Sharon Armstrong,

village manager, for their

backing over the years.

Said Scaife: “Jeannie has

been a great mentor. She’s always

there and makes time for

those long conversations you

need about the lessons you’re

learning and the problems that

come up.

“She told me early on to

listen carefully and to ask the

right questions to guide conversations,

particularly with

families.

“It’s been great advice and

something I try to pass on.

“Sharon’s always efficient

and supportive, no matter

what the problem is.’’

Scaife was brought up in

Leeston and a lot of residents

are retired farmers from the

district.

“I’ve grown up knowing

them and their families so

there’s a real community feel

to what we do,” she said.

“Talking to them, seeing

that they are happy and

knowing their quirks is all

part of the job.’’

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Southern ChiropraCtiC

3 kennedys bush rd, halswell (upstairs)

Three important reasons

for seeking Southern

Chiropractic care –

and how it can help

Our spines are delicate yet important

central structures designed to

support the human body and

allow for physical movement and

functionality.

By ensuring better spinal alignment

through care at Halswell’s Southern

Chiropractic you can better protect

against potential back injury and

increase the capacity of your body to

heal itself naturally. There are many

benefits to regular chiropractic care

that will improve your overall general

health and wellbeing both now, and in

the future.

The three main benefits are:

Pain and stress relief: When your

spine is not working freely and your

vertebrae may be misaligned it is

likely that your body will not feel 100

per cent. Some may experience a

mild or dull ache, others tightness

in muscles and perhaps a strong

sharper pain. For most individuals,

this can also cause mental stress

as your attention is drawn to the

symptoms experienced. Treatment

by Southern Chiropractic will help

balance your body and provide

much-needed stress relief, whilst

restoring you back to your better,

more active self.

Better posture: Over time, and

largely as a result of sedentary

lifestyles, our spines can be exposed

to added physical pressure. Taking

a little time to engage in regular

exercise and chiropractic care can

do wonders to help align abnormal

curving or tilting in your spine and

improve your overall body posture.

Improved motion: As chiropractic

care can lessen tension in your spine

and allow the nerves to communicate

without interference, you could

benefit from an improved sense of

motion and increase in energy. When

your body no longer has to fight

against constant aches and pains,

it will better support movement and

physical activity.

Southern Chiropractic care consists

of initial orthopaedic assessment

to determine areas of dysfunction

within the spine (neck and back)

followed by treatment designed to

facilitate the restoration of normal

function to that area. Methods used

include a combination of soft tissue

treatment (massage), low level laser

therapy and spinal manipulation or

mobilisation.

Importance of healthy lifestyles

Alongside chiropractic treatment, an

active and healthy lifestyle will help

to maintain your back health and

decrease the likelihood of excess

weight, strain and resulting injury.

Adopting a balanced diet that is

nutrient and vitamin-rich will also

contribute to a wholesome lifestyle.

Regular exercise, whether walking,

swimming, yoga or any other sport

for that matter, will be beneficial for

your body, spine and mind.

So, if this sounds like you take the

time to see Andre at Southern

Chiropractic.

Appointments can be booked

online through their website,

www.southernchiropractic.co.nz,

or phone Andre on 03 322 1432.

Southern Chiropractic is located

at 3 Kennedys Bush Road with car

parking outside the door.

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HEADACHES

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A healthy spine is vital to your wellbeing.

André Grob, Dr of Chiropractic, has had

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at Southern Chiropractic

consists of:

• Manual manipulative therapy

• Soft tissue Massage

• Low level Laser therapy

• Exercise and postural education

• For correction of spinal complaints

and to enhance your health!

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Telephone (03) 322 1432

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Road

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Bush Road

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