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Retaining

volunteers

difficult

Hall venue

idea gets

support

Page 5 Page 6

Calls to ensure projects

in east go to schedule

• By Matt Slaughter

THE NATIONAL Party

candidate gunning for the

Christchurch East seat says the

approach needs to change if

shovel-ready projects in New

Brighton are to be completed on

time.

Central

government

has approved

$7 million to

help complete

nine projects

across New

Brighton.

Lincoln Platt

Lincoln Platt

says if he’s

voted in, he will push for these

projects to be done with the least

bureaucracy possible.

But incumbent Christchurch

East Labour MP Poto

Williams says the current

approach to these projects is

effective and some of them are

already under way. She hopes

they are on track for completion

next year.

Platt said these projects will

benefit the community but

projects in New Brighton have

taken longer than anticipated in

the past.

He said he would ensure these

community groups have direct

communication with central

government so these projects

are completed as quickly as

possible.

Hon Poto WILLIAMS

MP for Christchurch East

For information and advice:

P 03 382 0288

E poto.williams.mp@parliament.govt.nz

Electorate office:

Level 1, Eastgate Shopping Centre.

We are currently open by

appointment only.

Authorised by Poto Williams, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

“We’d want the community

groups to work directly with

treasury for payment. So what

we’d be doing, this would be

really important, is that these

funds do not go through the

[city] council. They’re funds

that the community groups

have been given, this is what

the community clubs want, the

Government is funding it, so

we’d make sure that we cut as

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‘I’m intimately aware

of the projects’

•From page 1

Williams said she has worked

closely with the community

groups the projects are

being completed for

and central government

to help secure the

funding and ensure

they go smoothly.

“I’m intimately aware

of the projects.

“I maintain email

contact and kind of

progress updates [with

the groups] too,” she

said.

These projects include the

transformation of sports facilities

at Rāwhiti Domain, the

creation of a monarch butterfly

and native bird sanctuary at the

domain, reconfiguring

the 70-year-old

clubrooms at New

Brighton Rugby

Football Club,

upgrades and

earthquake repairs

at South Brighton

Tennis Club, construction

of a new

centre for the South

Brighton Surf Lifesaving

Club, and new fencing,

lighting and security at Te Awa

Haku outrigger canoe club.

Poto Williams

HUB: An open-sided canopy for Rawhiti Domain

is another project which will get a share of the

Government’s $7 million funding.

PHOTO: CREATIVE INTENTIONS

The projects the $7

million in Government

funding is going towards

are:

• Transformation of

Rāwhiti Domain’s netball

and tennis courts to create

an all-weather purposemade

floodlit facility.

• Construction of a

softball diamond and

reorientation of rugby

grounds to improve

drainage at Rāwhiti

Domain.

• Reconfiguring the

70-year-old clubrooms

at New Brighton Rugby

Football Club to offer

social and community

events.

• A monarch butterfly

and native bird sanctuary

on Rāwhiti Domain, led

by community group

Guardians of Rāwhiti

to return native species

to the area. It will also

incorporate a 1.7ha

natural woodland play

space and education

centre.

• Upgrades and

earthquake repairs of

courts and clubrooms at

South Brighton Tennis

Club to support its

growing membership.

• A new centre for the

South Brighton Surf

Lifesaving Club, whose

club house was damaged

in the earthquake, to

include a community

hall, kitchen and bar

and a raised patrol room

to improve beachfront

observation.

• A similar revamp of the

New Brighton Surf Bathing

and Lifesaving Club.

• A new meeting place

and cafe, the Bridge Hub

South Brighton, which

will offer social events,

educational courses,

physical recreation and

craft activities, a boost

after the earthquakes

demolished shops to leave

South New Brighton and

Southshore without a focal

point.

• Fencing, lighting and

security at the home of

the Te Awa Haku outrigger

canoe club, part of the

New Brighton Waka

Sports Association.

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These works are to maintain and

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the road. The work is expected

to be by completed mid-October.

Meanwhile, entrances to Portman

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closed to replace the sewer pipes.

As part of the Woolston Village

upgrade, the underground sewer

network on Ferry Rd is being

renewed, which includes reshaping

and resurfacing the roads.

Portman St will remain closed

until works are completed by late

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A proposal to upgrade the

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Retaining volunteers difficult for groups

• By Bea Gooding

ORGANISATIONS, charities

and community groups are

concerned about the future of

volunteering in Christchurch

following Covid-19.

Some reported a surge of volunteers

post-lockdown as a way

to support their community during

trying times, but retaining

them was a different story.

In an annual report by Volunteering

New Zealand which

examines the voluntary sector,

36.6 per cent of organisations

reported a lack of volunteers as

their single biggest challenge.

New Brighton based charity

NZ Gifts of Love and Strength

offers crucial support to those

experiencing new and traumatic

events, and founder Vicki-Anne

Parker knew the struggle of getting

a few extra hands on deck.

“We get people that say they’ll

turn up, but they don’t,” she said.

Demand at the charity had

picked up recently as a result of

Covid-19 which highlighted the

reality of having a small group of

volunteers.

“We supported over 150 people

during the lockdown as an essential

service, like delivering

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who weren’t coping.

“Not one of us get an income

DECLINE: Alison Marshall and Glenda Martin say a desire for episodic work affects

volunteer rates in the region.

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In the Volunteering NZ report,

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During the pandemic, many

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health, which further decreased

work forces.

Volunteering Canterbury strategy

and finance manager Alison

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ON BOARD: Development Christchurch Ltd is supportive of an idea to make

Roy Stokes Hall more available for the community. ​

Roy Stokes Hall venue

idea gets support

• By Matt Slaughter

Chris Carrow

CALLS FOR Roy Stokes

Hall to be made available

for more community

groups and events

have received

a promising

response from

Development

Christchurch Ltd.

Chris Carrow,

the director of

the Christchurch

Circus Trust,

which leases the

building off DCL,

is advocating for

this.

He said if DCL approves

the idea, the next challenge

will be finding the between

$300,000 and $1 million he

estimates it could cost to

upgrade the hall to make

it suitable for more community

events.

Pegasus Post reported

last week Carrow wants

DCL to gift the hall to

the community to make

it more open for performances,

concerts and

activities.

The trust is currently the

only group which uses the

hall.

DCL is scoping

out interest

from developers

to transform the

old Central New

Brighton School

site, which the hall

is on, into a housing

development

between Seaview

Rd and Hawke St,

New Brighton.

Its development manager

Cath Carter said DCL is

exploring options for the

hall to remain a fixture

of the site and to be made

available for more community

activities.

“DCL is already exploring

options for making

the Roy Stokes Hall a

multi-use community arts

venue.”

She said its preference is

to “upgrade the hall and

see it held in trust for the

community.”

Carter said funding

would need to be gained

for this upgrade.

Said Carrow: “What we

do know is that both the

city council and DCL have

no money to do any of that

stuff, so it sort of sits in

this place of let’s see what

happens.”

Carrow said last week

charitable trusts such as

the Rata Foundation are

good options for applying

for the money needed.

The future of Roy Stokes

Hall has been up in the

air since Central New

Brighton School closed in

2015.

Last year, DCL sought

feedback and ideas for the

future of old the school site

and found there is a lot of

community support for the

hall.

A feasibility report into

the option of turning it

into a community facility

will be publicly available

soon.

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The ‘sizzle’ has started in what the current

market trends are showing and forecasts

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says, Milena Bartlett from Harcourts New

Brighton.

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Brighton has gone up from $357,500 in

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New Brighton a very affordable part of

Christchurch, if not the whole of New

Zealand, considering value for money that

is on offer.

One of the handicaps to the slower value

increases has been the gradual change

from older batch style houses to purpose

built and that change will accelerate,

meaning builders will find more work out

this way as time goes on.

St Clair beach in Dunedin has a

medium house price of over $700k, and

Mt Maunganui is just under a million,

Oriental Bay is up around $1.8 million,

and pointless buying anywhere near an

Auckland beach with Herne Bay well over

$2 million dollars.

Having been to all these hotspots,

can say we have the best bargains since

Amazon listed its first shares at $18 bucks

each.

Incredible as it sounds, for a sea-side

suburb, only within this city in New

Zealand, and very few overseas cities will

you find these sorts of entry level house

prices in a stunning coastal area.

In addition, New Brighton is destined

to becoming the premier recreational

destination in the city. As one agent

has described it: “affordable and rich in

recreational and lifestyle amenities around

a beach, river and estuary. Sometimes it is

easier to list with photos of the beach than

the house.”

One of the most noticeable trends came

from the Covid 19 lock-downers fretting

in claustrophobic city suburbia, observing

it was business (within the rules) as usual

out coastal way, and soon there was a

steady stream of traffic to join the many

local cyclists and walkers re-discovering

“our” freedom and

beauty.

That certainly

sowed a few seeds in

the minds of CHCH

westies.

The next decade

will witness a

level of change

incomprehensible

to many, and one

of those will be the $800 million (plus)

ecological Otakaro spine connection to

the city, already in start-up mode.

An agent who lives locally says “we

have seen spike in activity and a lot of

new-comers to the area from other parts

of the city and NZ, since the opening of

the Shirley Boys & Avonside Girls High

Schools, the hot pools and the general

media focus on the area”.

As a Kiwi born overseas, Harcourts

sales consultant Milena Bartlett says the

diversity of environment on peoples back

door, from Bottle Lake in the North to the

dune landscape of Southshore is a “joy of

living here every day.”

This increasingly positive perception

is attracting families into the area and

buying much of the rental stock leaving

both a current chronic shortage of places

to let, and houses to buy. “It will be

interesting to see effects of wage subsidy

end and an increase in jobless,” but Ms

Bartlett anticipates the desire to move out

this way will continue.

For some comparison (though these

are January 2020 figures) reflecting the

median value and annual change, however

I believe the Southshore and South New

Brighton are also now slowly trending

upwards.

Scarborough $1.62m (+5.7%)

Christchurch central $474,950 (+1.2%)

Southshore $459,450 (-1.1%)

Burwood $446,050 (+1.8%)

South New Brighton $384,300 (-0.4%)

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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

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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

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SENIOR LIVING

Natural vision support

Bilberry and marigold are two natural

herbs with a long history in supporting the

health of the eyes and good vision.

During World War 2, British bomber

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nightly dose of bilberry jam before missions.

Subsequent research suggested that bilberry

extract may improve microcirculation

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effects found in people with impaired visual

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Bilberries contain powerful antioxidant

compounds called anthocyanins that may

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and even in improving the vision.

One of the main causes of degenerative

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Bilberry has also been shown to improve

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Bilberry is commonly used to support

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The retina is a thin layer of tissue at

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The retina is very fragile and can be

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term effects on the retina.

The carotenoid lutein, as found in marigold

flowers, is concentrated in the macula, the

functional centre of the retina. The macula

gives us the ability to see detail and provides

the best colour vision.

Lutein appears to be vital in protecting the

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studies have shown that people with eye

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One study of people in India, where

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Your Local Views

BENEFIT: Community groups

in the city’s east that organise

events such as the New Brighton

Duke Festival of Surfing, will soon

benefit from the city council’s

Strengthening Communities Fund.

PHOTO: NEWSLINE

Community groups

benefit from $356,000

FOR THE last few weeks

it has been a joy to be part

of the Waitai/Coastal-

Burwood Community

Board.

THis because we

have been involved in

distributing $356,000 to

a whole raft of fantastic

local Coastal-Burwood

community groups

from Spencerville to

Aranui, from Burwood

to Queenspark and

from Southshore to New

Brighton to Waimari

Beach.

This Strengthening

Communities fund looks

to do just that – strengthen

communities. It supports

locally based organisations

whose projects contribute

to the strengthening of

community well-being in

the Christchurch city area.

This Strengthening

Communities fund is

the city council’s way of

recognising that not all

the important work of the

Council is done in town.

It recognises there are lots

of groups that do really important

work in the heart

of their communities and

that these – now more

than ever in the Covid environment

– need practical

financial support. These

groups are what hold much

of our society together.

Usually staffed by either

volunteers or part-time

workers they often run on

a shoe-string budget.

From toy libraries and

play centres, to elder

groups and friendship

clubs, from sports clubs

to garden trusts to Residents

Associations there

is an opportunity for

every group to get some

assistance. Many

take up the offer and make

an application. Some of

the groups run iconic local

events New Brighton

Duke festival of Surfing

while others like the New

Brighton project not only

run the popular Saturday

Market but are involved

in many aspects of life in

New Brighton.

Other groups like the

Aranui Community Trust

run or access a diverse

range of services and are

right at the heart of our

From the board

Kelly Barber, chair

Waitai/Coastal-Burwood Community Board

community making a huge

difference in the lives of

our people. It’s a privilege

for our board to support

a small part of the life

changing work they do.

But the distribution of

this fund is certainly not a

free-for-all lolly scramble.

It has a process. Each community

organisation needs

to have a proper structure

in place, a clear intention

as to how they are going

to use their money and be

accountable for that spend.

The city council provides

assistance with this as well.

Our board’s support staff

does an amazing job wrangling

all the applicants and

assisting them through the

process.

So next time you pay

your rates, I’m sure you’ll

be pleased to know that

some of that comes directly

back to your local

groups that help sustain

your community at the

grass roots.

Kia Kaha

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