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Options being sought to

revitalise Bishopdale mall

• By Stu Oldham and

Louis Day

WOULD-BE INVESTORS will

be sounded out and businesses

might grow as the council works

out how to break the cycle of

decline at the ageing Bishopdale

Village Mall.

Some “private sector interests”

in the suburb have already told

council staff they are interested in

development and investment - but

they said that before Covid-19

intervened.

The extent to which those

interests “remain live” needed

clarifying as the council explored

its options, urban regeneration

planner Josh Neville told city

councillors.

The council is one of a clutch

of mall landowners. It wants to

explore ways to revitalise a mall

officials say has been in a state of

decline for more than 20 years.

The council last week endorsed

plans to work with anchor tenants

on small-scale revitalisation, and

to develop an investment case to

see what more can be done, and at

what cost.

Harewood city councillor

Aaron Keown described the mall

in its current state as a “bit of a

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Drink driving: How the numbers

stack up in the Papanui area

• By Matt Slaughter

POLICE CHARGED 915 people

with drink driving offences in

Papanui between 2017 and

2019.

An Official Information Act

request by Nor’West News has

revealed out of eight areas in

Christchurch and Banks Peninsula,

Papanui sits second on

the list of areas where the most

people have been charged for

being over the legal breath and

blood alcohol limits in this time

period.

Christchurch central is first

on this list, with officers there

charging 1993 drivers with such

offences, south Christchurch sits

third with 675 and New Brighton

Police Station was fourth with

658.

The legal breath alcohol limit

in New Zealand is 250mcg/l.

The highest breath alcohol

readings recorded between

2017 and 2019 in the Papanui

area were 1519mcg/l in

2017, 1442mcg/l in 2018 and

1669mcg/l in 2019.

There were 4812 excess breath

and blood alcohol offences in

Christchurch between 2017 and

2019.

The number of drink driving

offences decreased over this

three year period. There were

1742 offences in 2017, 1539 offences

in 2018 and 1531 in 2019.

Canterbury Road Policing

Manager Greg Cottam said these

statistics are promising but any

drink driving at all is too much.

“Over time we’ve seen a drop,

which is great, but it comes back

to the fact that any drink driving

is one too many and the potential

for serious harm for other road

users is unacceptable. We have a

no-tolerance policy for alcohol

and one is one too many.”

Meanwhile, in July a police

CHECKPOINT:

Statistics

have revealed

which areas of

Christchurch

the most

drink drivers

were caught

between 2017

and 2019.

clamp-down on drink driving

saw them stop and breath test

14042 Canterbury motorists.

Of these, 68 were over the legal

breath alcohol limit.

They trialled microcheckpoints

as part of this,

which require as few as one

police car and officer to set up

and carry out.

Breath and blood alcohol

offences by police station

between 2017 and 2019

Christchurch Central Police

Station

2017 – 713

2018 – 634

2019 – 646

Papanui Police Station

2017 – 358

2018 – 289

2019 – 268

Christchurch South Police

Station

2017 – 250

2018 – 214

2019 – 211

New Brighton Police

Station

2017 – 200

2018 – 220

2019 – 238

Hornby Police Station

2017 – 185

2018 – 154

2019 – 130

Sumner Police Station

2017 – 21

2018 – 19

2019 – 19

Lyttelton Police Station

2017 – 10

2018 – 6

2019 – 13

Christchurch Airport Police

Station

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2018 – 3

2019 – 6

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Connecting people across globe through art

• By Bea Gooding

A JAPANESE artist’s dream of

connecting people through art

from across the globe has come

to life.

Nearly 400 pieces of art are on

display in a wave-like form at

South Library in Cashmere, with

its bright colours and symbols of

life representing world peace of

the future.

St Albans artist Haruko

Furukawa is behind the art

extravaganza and said the theme

of her exhibition, Big Bang 11,

was something she held close to

her heart.

“My intention is to save the

world with art, and to connect

people’s hearts and lives through

artwork,” she said.

“This exhibition makes people

feel closer to one another.”

Artists of different generations

far and wide from chipped into

the project, from New Zealand,

Japan and Singapore, to the

United States, Europe.

By combining the artworks

from across the world, it represented

a multitude of cultures

and how they would interpret

a future world where peace was

celebrated.

“Imagination can be a medium

for happiness,” said Furukawa.

“I believe the power of art can

turn a negative experience into a

positive one.”

Furukawa’s father died of

a heart attack when she was

4-years-old.

Dealing with the raw emotion

following on from his death at

such a young age was the catalyst

behind her love and passion for

painting.

“When I was four, my father

passed away. I woke up one

morning and he’d had a heart attack.

He was a writer,” she said.

PRIDE: Traditional Japanese

painter Haruko Furukawa’s

new exhibition, Big Bang

11, contains more than 400

pieces from artists around

the globe.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

“I was so young and couldn’t

understand the meaning of

death and I didn’t know how

to deal with the empty feeling I

had.

“Then I discovered that art and

painting gives me so much happiness,

and I knew in the future

from then that I wanted to make

other people happy through my

art too.”

Born in Osaka, the avid

painter moved to Christchurch

18 years ago and teaches art to

many groups in her community.

She also created murals across

the city and took part in a number

of events which showcase

the world of art, such as live

paintings.

The Big Bang 11 exhibition will

run each day until September 30

at South Library.

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A tree-lined street, so characteristic

of our Garden City, is the location of

this spacious, four-bedroom home in

Harewood, which has just come on to the

market.

Warm and sunny, the property offers

a wealth of features that will appeal to

those looking for an attractive, wellmaintained

family home to settle down

in and make their own.

Probably first to attract attention will

be the light-filled, open-plan kitchen/

living space, with doors leading to a

large deck creating that all-important

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opportunity for family barbecues, alfresco

dining, or just a spot to relax in the

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Adjacent to the living area is a separate

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The home has four double bedrooms,

the master with en suite bathroom, and

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the whole place warm and cosy on the

coldest winter days and nights, plus

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The pleasing neutral décor and quality

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Another notable feature of this

property is the large double garage with

shelving providing extra storage space,

plus there is secure off-street parking.

Ideal for busy families, the garden is

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trees, although there is plenty of scope for

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fireman’s pole could be the clincher for

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Located at 8 Crofton Road, Harewood,

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Harewood School. The Bishopdale Mall is

just a few minutes away, with Northlands

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Digital needs increasing

• By Bea Gooding

A SCHEME to provide

computers to community

organisations in need across the

city has proven popular, with

digital needs increasing due to

Covid-19.

The city council’s Computers

to the Community Scheme offers

computers for free to not-forprofit

groups to help them deliver

services more efficiently.

Excluding the lockdown,

between July 2019 and June this

year, 220 laptops and desktops

were distributed to organisations,

such as St Christopher’s Anglican

Church, Delta Community

Support Trust and the

Multicultural Youth Association.

Charity Kilmarnock

Enterprises employs people

with intellectual disabilities to

provide outsourcing solutions for

businesses, such as packaging or

refurbishing needs and received

four desktops and laptops.

Said chief executive Michael

Toothill: “We haven’t had the

budget to purchase new ones

ourselves, and we needed to find

an alternative way to save costs.

“We started to sell eco-friendly

cleaning products and needed

equipment to run the dispatch

side of things. We had a gap

to fill in business because we

refurbished headsets for Air New

HELP: Chief executive Michael Toothill (left) with Mark

Russell and Robert Spence, of Kilmarnock Enterprises, with

a new laptop they received from the city council to help

operations run smoothly.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Zealand’s international flights,

but that’s gone on hold.

“Directly for us, it ensures

we can retain jobs and has

been

a huge benefit to our employees.”

In the past few months, the

city council noted an increase in

requests from groups working

with multi-cultural communities

and have allocated about 50

computers to organisations

with a variety of cultural

backgrounds.

City council head of

community support, governance

and partnerships John Filsell

said the cost associated with

purchasing the technology was

often a barrier.

Said Filsell: “Covid-19

highlighted the need and use of

technology to feel connected, to

keep in touch with friends and

family both overseas and within

New Zealand to get information,

continuing education and

support the ability to continue to

work.

“Some groups have made the

computers available to those who

do not have them.’’

Meeting demand was not a

major issue but at times the city

council experienced a higher

demand which meant some

groups had to wait longer to

receive their computers.

‘It is an absolute

embarrassment’

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“There is great opportunity

here but like we have said, this

was developed in the 60s and

things have changed a little.

He said he could envisage the

mall becoming more boutique

and similar to the Tannery.

“That type of boutique mall on

this side of town would work really

well, there is a big catchment

for it.”

However, city councillor Sara

Templeton said she could not

support the plan as she did not

see it as a priority for council

resources.

“We have got clear evidence

. . . that shows that the inner-city

east and New Brighton areas

should be the priority for revitalisation,”

she said.

City councillor James Gough

labelled this as “disgusting.”

“We have massive influence

here, it is one of the few areas

where the council is actually the

main landowner in a major retail

area,” he said.

“We are essentially the mall

owner here, we have large

tenants that are crying out to

partner with us, you have a

community that is desperate

to see the council re-invest in

something that it has a duty to,

you look at the private sector

that will re-invest in malls every

five to seven years in a major

re-vamp, nothing has happened

from the council.

“It is an absolute

embarrassment and we have the

ability to do something about

this in existing budgets and I

have got councillors wanting

to vote against it, absolutely

disgusting.”

In spite of Templeton’s protests,

the plan passed.

The Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community board

will now play a leading role in

the development of the investment

case. The progression of the

case to the council table for sign

off will hinge on the approval of

the community board.

Board chairman David

Cartwright said while he was

“excited” by the progress, there

was still a lot of work to do.

“It is one thing to get the

fish on the hook but to get it in

the boat is another thing,” he

said.

Cartwright said he was

looking forward to working

alongside key stakeholders in the

development of the case.


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THE RAPID growth

of artificial intelligence

in today’s world has

prompted a Merivale

school to establish

the country’s first AI

curriculum for pupils.

The programme will be

available for year 8 pupils

at Selwyn House School

and will cover subjects

such as AI perception,

machine learning, human

AI interaction and societal

impact.

Principal Dr Lyn Bird

said the course has so far

been well received by the

pupils, who have been taking

part over the last eight

weeks.

“With a technology that

is developing as rapidly as

this, I think it is crucial

that we give our

future workforce an

understanding of the opportunities

and risks that

this technology

brings,” she said.

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in the country

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around the world.”

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Christie.

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Honor Forbes said learning

about AI was important

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it too lightly because, while

it can be really useful by

helping to eliminate human

errors, such as with

self-drive cars, if we are

not aware of algorithmic

bias then we completely

defeat that purpose,” she

said.

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are aware of those risks,

the more chance there is

that we will avoid those

mistakes, so I think that

this is a really important

thing to learn about at

school.”

Following its successful

introduction, the AI

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regular part of year

8 learning at Selwyn

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increased knowledge about

the current and potential

uses of AI, but also a welldeveloped

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ethical issues surrounding

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that most adults would not

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and year 8 students

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technology – the

country’s first

dedicated course

catering for this age

group at school.


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News

Churches join forces

to form foodbank

• By Bea Gooding

THREE CHURCHES

in Avonhead have joined

forces to form a foodbank

in response to an increased

demand for social support

services in the city’s

northwest.

The foodbank will be

located at St Christopher’s

Anglican Church and is in

partnership with St Mark’s

Presbyterian Church and

Avonhead Baptist Church.

St Christopher’s vicar

reverend Michael Brantley

said the churches decided

to work together because

it was a task better served

where resources could be

shared to provide the new

service for the community.

“There’s been a great increase

in need. The reality

is many of the people living

in this area have never

been in that place before.

They’ll probably go hungry

before they ask for help,”

he said.

“These people are pilots,

own businesses directly

related to tourism and own

homes that have become

food vulnerable for the first

time due to unemployment.

But they still have

bills to pay.”

Brantley said they were

partly relying on people in

the churches to distribute

food parcels to people they

knew in a bid to connect

with those who do not

reach out themselves.

“We know some people

won’t come out and queue

up. They won’t be asking

but we know they’re vulnerable.”

Operating the foodbank

in recent weeks proved its

importance in the community

due to high demand.

Brantley anticipated that

this will continue to be a

growing need in the coming

months as the country

begins to see the full economic

downfall caused by

Covid-19.

“We anticipated that this

will be a growing need,”

he said.

“We know by next June

WORKING

TOGETHER: St

Christopher’s

Anglican

Church youth

pastor Josiah

Langan (left)

and Jocelyn

Murray, of

Avonhead

Baptist Church,

help distribute

parcels at a

new foodbank

set up by three

churches in the

area.

that we’ll see the bottom of

this economic trough, that

means another whole year

of recovery.”

The “sophisticated” food

parcels were pre-packaged

and can be picked up at the

church and can be tailored

for individual dietary

needs.

To help the churches

run the foodbank, the city

council provided a laptop

and desktop computers as

part of its Computers to

the Community Scheme.

Making the process

more efficient meant they

had to spend more than

$2000 to set up the service

to make it usable, such as

refurbishing the space.

Brantley was grateful

for the support of the city

council, the effort of the

three church teams and of

the public’s contributions.

“I feel like we’re making

a real difference in our

community. Having the

rug ripped from under you

can really knock the wind

out of you,” he said.

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Thursday September 17 2020 13

Think 70 is the new 50.

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To find out more about our three Christchurch

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*Licence to occupy.


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Thursday September 17 2020 15

Love the Summerset life

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For your free information pack visit summerset.co.nz

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Love the Summerset Life

Ready to relax in a worry free home?

Summerset homes are warm, modern and designed with everything you

could need for the perfect retirement lifestyle.

There’s no need to worry about maintenance and upkeep. You have the

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Think Summerset sounds like you? Get in touch with our friendly and

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on Cavendish

147 Cavendish Road, Casebrook

03 741 3340

Summerset

at Wigram

135 Awatea Road, Wigram

03 741 0870

To find out more about Summerset,

visit summerset.co.nz

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