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Residents’ recycling

habits hitting the mark

• By Bea Gooding

RESIDENTS ACROSS the

northern and western suburbs

appear to be well behaved when it

comes to recycling habits.

An Official Information Act

request by Nor’West News has

revealed that 16,119 yellow

wheelie bins were rejected due to

contamination across the city between

January

and August this

year; excluding

the lockdown.

The Fendal-

ton-Waimairi-

Harewood and

Papanui-Innes

David

Cartwright

Community

Board areas remained

largely

off the list of the top 10 suburbs

with the most non-collections

per year, in the past three years

– with the exception of Papanui,

Ilam, Hornby and the central city

in 2020.

Said David Cartwright, of

Keep New Zealand Beautiful and

chairman of the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community

Board: “It’s reassuring to know

that some parts of the city are

focusing on it.

• Turn to page 3

REJECTIONS: Data obtained from the city council has

revealed the suburbs with the most non-collections due to

contamination in yellow recycling bins.

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Offenders could lose bins

• From page 1

“This presents an opportunity

to start to teach people and to

look at how we are communicating

with those communities to

ensure messages do get through.

“We can get a clear message of

what is right to recycle and what

the best practices are at schools,

libraries, and community groups

like Rotary and Girl Guides.”

Contaminated recycling bins

were more prevalent in Linwood,

Richmond, central city and Addington

per year since 2018.

However, residents in the

southern suburbs of Spreydon,

Somerfield, St Martins and

Opawa received the most gold

stars for recycling bin compliance

out of 30,961 awarded

across the city this year, between

January and August.

The top offending items found

in yellow wheelie bins in the last

three years were soft plastics,

plastic lids, food waste, dirty recycling

and tools and appliances.

Although fines were not issued,

the city council had the power to

remove bins after three repeated

offences. Removals have mostly

been in Linwood and the central

city, and more removal requests

were in progress in Aranui, New

Brighton and Woolston.

Cartwright said there were

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recycling behaviour, such as

improving education about the

different forms of plastic, reducing

how much was bought in the

first place, or placing more bins

in areas such as library car parks

“The bins around our parks

also don’t offer the chance to

recycle, so this will be something

to put through towards the Long

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“If you don’t recycle properly

it penalises all of us, the cost to

dump the waste is borne across

the whole city, so it’s really important

that everyone does it.”

“The city council declared a

climate emergency, so we should

be taking every active step to

ensure we’re living the right way,

and not just talk the talk.”

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Calls made for

bi-annual skip day

• By Louis Day

CALLS HAVE been made

for a bi-annual skip day to be

introduced in a bid to tackle an

increase of waste being left out on

the street.

The Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board

has noticed an increase in the

amount of unwanted household

goods being left on street berms

across the area.

In its submission to the city

council’s Draft Waste Management

and Minimisation Plan

2020, it suggested a bi-annual

skip day be introduced.

“A skip day may help reduce

this, particularly if the timing

coincides with the end of the

university’s academic year,” the

submission reads.

The board also believes it

would be beneficial for the city

council to develop a database of

businesses and organisations that

can make use of unrecyclable and

non-compostable items such as

bottle tops, twist ties and milk

cartons to prevent residents simply

throwing waste away.

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Encouraging behaviours such

as more bulk buying and using

containers as opposed to packaging

are further suggestions made

by the board.

In addition to this, the board

has asked for the city council

to adopt a “lead by example”

approach and introduce a large

number of recycling bins across

the city.

It would also like to see more

education around appropriate

recycling practices be done

and has called for incentives to

encourage good recycling habits

and enforcement measures to be

undertaken against individuals

who “regularly abuse the system.”

The city council’s draft plan

looks to work towards the city

becoming a zero waste and circular

economy. While the board

supported the overall plan, it did

not think it went far enough in

striving to become a zero-waste

and circular economy.

It recommended the council

supported businesses in striving

towards a zero-waste and circular

economy while encouraging

them to use sustainable products.

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Young pianist in nationwide competition

• By Gemma Lee

YEAR 10 student Roy Zhang

has been selected as one of

16 pianists to participate in

a nationwide classical piano

competition.

The NZ Junior Piano Competition

is a biennial national competition

for pre-tertiary pianists

in New Zealand, competing for a

total prize pool of over $4000.

NZJPC received over 40

entries this year from across the

country.

Only 16 pianists aged between

10 to 18 were selected as semifinalists,

including Roy.

“I was very surprised as this

was my first time entering a big

competition, but also extremely

glad to be progressing to the next

round,” he said.

Roy is currently a year 10

student at Burnside High School

and began his musical journey at

4-years-old, learning piano from

Neville Baird.

Baird is a prominent figure in

the Christchurch music scene,

having taught talented pianists

including Lixin Zhang who won

both the junior and senior piano

competitions in 2016 and 2018

respectively.

Roy now receives lessons from

internationally renowned German

pianist, Michael Endres,

and also learns violin from Dr

Robert Tait.

Performing in public may

sound like a daunting task for

some, but it is a joy and thrill for

Roy.

He particularly enjoys accompanying

other musicians on

the piano and now accompanies

“Aurora Voice”, one of the junior

choirs at his school known for

producing award-winning choral

ensembles.

The next few months will be a

busy but fruitful one for Roy. He

is due to sit his Grade 7 Violin

examination later this month,

before travelling to Auckland to

compete in the NZ Junior Piano

Competition in October.

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out of 40 people across

the country for the

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Also in October, he will be

sitting his LTCL piano diploma,

which is equivalent in standard

to the final year recital of a university

undergraduate degree.

“I am looking forward to

meeting other young, talented

pianists who I can learn from,

and also improving my playing

during this packed week,” said

Roy.

“I’m also very excited to meet

Richard Mapp and learn from

him in the masterclasses as well

as the Multi-Piano Open.”

The NZ Junior Piano

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and will take place on October 1

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Historic building repairs nearing completion

• By Bea Gooding

A SIGNIFICANT piece of

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brought back to life after nearly

a decade.

The majority of earthquake

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and Cottage on Main North

Rd are now complete, and the

community

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strengthening,

insulation

and wirings

works while

maintaining as much heritage as

possible during the last year due

to damage from the Canterbury

2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Originally costing nearly

$400,000, the city council spent

$516,549 on the renovations

combined.

Said Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board

chairman David Cartwright:

“Christchurch has lots of heritage,

and nearly 10 years ago we

lost a great number of buildings

across the city.

“So it’s fantastic to see these

HERITAGE: The restoration of Kapuatohe Dwelling and Cottage in Belfast is nearing

completion and will open later this year.

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originally built in 1877, a year

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behind it, and was occupied by

staff members until 1971.

The dwelling was historically

significant because of its association

with the development

of public schooling in New

Zealand, which established free

and compulsory schooling for all

children across the country.

The nearby crofter’s cottage

was built in 1912 and the land

it was on was purchased by the

Waimairi District Council at the

time, along with the dwelling,

and was significant of its part in

the early development of Belfast.

The two sections later became

Kapuatohe Historic Reserve in

1979 for community purposes.

Once the repair works are

completed, both buildings will

be used as residential dwellings.

Cartwright said the space was

an important asset within the

Belfast community due to its

rich history which reinforced the

need to restore the buildings to

their former glory.

“I think it’s important to

celebrate your past, regardless if

it’s a marae, a stone building, an

old cottage or a monument,” he

said.

“These buildings are on Main

North Rd and people will drive

past it every day but won’t understand

what they are, so now

they’ll have an opportunity to

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Books of early settler gifted to school

A SET OF The John Robert

Godley Memorial Trust’s limited

edition book set, Godley Gifts,

featuring writings and artwork

by early Canterbury settler,

James Edward FitzGerald, has

been gifted to St Andrew’s College.

FitzGerald’s great-granddaughter,

Sue Blakely, presented

the set of three small books on

behalf of the Trust, at a special

chapel service last month.

“Godley Gifts is a magnificent

gift, and an important piece of

New Zealand history, which

expands our understanding of

Canterbury history, and ignites

our interest in the people who so

greatly influenced the founding

of colonial Christchurch,” said

Rector Christine Leighton, who

accepted the gift on behalf of the

school.

Included in Godley Gifts is a

facsimile of FitzGerald’s masterpiece,

Seadrift, regarded as New

Zealand’s first fully illustrated

storybook written for a child.

The story is about a sailing vessel,

whose fictitious adventures

are told in word and watercolour.

The 64-page work was created

as a gift for “Little Arthur,” the

young son of FitzGerald’s great

friend, John Robert Godley, who

is considered the founder and

leader of early Canterbury.

RARE: The family of James Edward FitzGerald have gifted limited-edition books and

artworks by the Canterbury early settler to St Andrew’s College. ​

FitzGerald’s artwork remained

a family treasure for four generations

of the Godley family, while

in New Zealand no one knew it

existed.

That was until 2000, when

Haydn Rawstron MNZM, Trustee

of the John Robert Godley

Memorial Trust, organised

substantial events in England

to commemorate the 150th

anniversary of Canterbury’s

founding.

Rawstron was invited to meet

the late Pamela Rice, a member

of the Godley family into whose

possession Seadrift had been

willed.

“We met in a simple coffee

shop, and Pamela pushed a large

battered brown envelope across a

Formica table. I couldn’t believe

my eyes when I took out the

original manuscript of Seadrift,

which Pamela wanted to gift

back to New Zealand on behalf

of the Godley family,” he said.

FitzGerald was the first person

ashore from the Charlotte Jane,

the first Canterbury Association

ship to arrive in the new settlement

in 1850. He had many key

roles in early Canterbury serving

as its first Superintendent.

He was also briefly the first

premier of New Zealand, the

first auditor-general, and was the

founder and editor of The Lyttelton

Times, and The Press.

The Godley Gifts three-volume

book set was published in 2007

in a limited edition of 100 sets.

The second and third books

of the trilogy include another

collection of 34 watercolours

painted by FitzGerald, which

depict early Canterbury

(FitzGerald’s valedictory gift in

1852 to John Robert Godley),

and a series of essays by

David McPhail about the gifts

themselves, the original donor

and the original donees.

Blakely said it is meaningful

for the family to know that

FitzGerald’s work continues to

be enjoyed outside the family

through Godley Gifts.

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Leaders in Learning

WINTER TOURNAMENT WEEK

After the disappointment of the

cancellation of the traditional national and

South Island Winter Sport Tournaments,

it was a real pleasure to see some of the

Burnside High School winter sport teams

compete in regional competitions over the

original Winter Tournament Week dates,

Monday 31 August - Friday 04 September.

and Year 9A teams both competed in

the SISS Junior Netball Championships

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tournament and gained some valuable

experience playing Netball at this level of

competition.

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winning the Canterbury Secondary

Schools Junior Championship.

This year, the Year 13 Drama class took on

the momentous challenge of Lord of the

Flies adapted by Nigel Williams as their

public performance production. The play

that started back in March, finally took

the stage on August the 19th & 20th and

due to two sold-out performances, a third

show was added to the 21st.

Both the Burnside High School Boys and

Girls 1st XI Hockey teams competed in

the South Island Premiership Hockey

Tournament here in Christchurch. The

standard of hockey at this tournament

was amazing, and the

level of sportsmanship

and skill displayed by our

teams was outstanding.

The Girls 1st XI placed

7th and the Boys 1st XI

placed 11th.

Sue Petrie

LORD OF THE FLIES

Tom Giddens

Our two Sport Climbing

teams had two fantastic

days at the Christchurch

YMCA Adventure

Centre, competing in the

South Island Secondary

Schools (SISS) Sport

Climbing Championships,

ultimately placing just

outside the top three in

the Mixed Competition.

The Netball Year 10A

Goal Attack Bella Moala,

Goal Shoot Paige Eder

The Netball A team and the Ice

Hockey team hit the road travelling to

tournaments in Timaru and Dunedin. The

Netball A team competed at the South

Island Experience Netball Tournament

in Timaru, and our Ice Hockey team

competed in Dunedin in the SISS Ice

Hockey Tournament. Both teams had

great tournament experiences and agree

that being able to compete with teams

from outside their normal competitions

was a real thrill, and the highlight of their

season.

What a way to finish. Many thanks go to

the team behind the dream that became

reality.

Noah Hartley Year 13

With all three nights sold out, the scene

was set and there was only the show to go.

With the accumulation of an amazing

ensemble cast, some spectacular student

directing, and a terrific tech crew, the

show went off without a hitch and despite

COVID-19’s best efforts, the Year 13’s got

their final dance on the mighty Aurora

Centre stage - and what a dance it was.

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Thursday September 24 2020 9

News

Ideas for community

centre sought

WHAT ARE your

aspirations for the site

of the former Shirley

Community Centre?

City officials want

people to share their ideas

for the open space even

though there is currently

no funding for a major site

overhaul.

Waipapa/Papanui Innes

Community Board chairwoman

Emma Norrish

said residents’ suggestions

may inform consultation

on Christchurch’s Long

Term Plan.

“Our community needs

a cohesive voice when

advocating for project

funding under the LTP,

and support for a revamp

of the Shirley site is on our

wish list,” Norrish said.

“We want to know your

aspirations for the best

use of the open space at 10

Shirley Rd.

“We want to be sure that

we get this site right as we

know that the local landscape

has changed considerably

over the past few years.

“While we acknowledge

that short-term funding

for a major site overhaul

‘Our community

needs a cohesive

voice when

advocating

for project

funding . . .

and support

for a revamp

of the

Shirley site

is on our

wish list.’

– Emma

Norrish

is off the

Christchurch City Council

agenda, we believe we can

still utilise this space in the

short term by considering

alternative funding and,

perhaps, even partnerships

to deliver a mutually beneficial

community use.”

The installation of a

temporary modular pump

track has already revitalised

the reserve, offering

an active outdoor option

for young people, she said.

“The pump track is the

result of one young boy’s

persistence in putting

together a petition calling

for the creation of a skate,

scooter and bike area.

“We believe that

his determination

illustrates the

role that local

residents can play

in shaping their

own communities.

“We want

to work

alongside

our residents

to find the

ideal use for

10 Shirley Rd

as we also

weigh up future planning

for the good of the wider

community.”

The LTP sets the strategic

direction for the

council, outlining plans for

the next 10 years.

People can have their

say on the Shirley Rd

space, particularly offering

innovative ideas that do not

require the construction

of extensive built

infrastructure on the site.

•Submissions online

or via a form close on

October 12. The board

will consider the

findings in November.

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Aroha Salon celebrates

one year in Kendal Ave

In an unusually challenging year,

Paula Page has created a warm and

welcoming hair salon. Paula sees

Aroha as more than just a salon,

her customers enjoy the friendly

atmosphere, often popping in for a

chat.

Aroha Salon was opened October

2019 on Paula’s return to Christchurch.

Born in the Chatham Islands, she still

runs her salon there regularly. She

also previously owned and operated

Clipotec in Riccarton Road.

Paula’s expertise covers all aspects of

hairdressing, all ages and styles. She

takes the time to listen to your needs

and offers practical haircare advice

and styling tips. Paula’s high standards

also extend to the cleanliness of the

salon with people often commenting

on the clean, fresh feel.

‘‘

Ph 357 0002

162a Kendal Ave, Burnside (Memorial Ave end)

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm

Late night Thursday or by appointment

Hair by Jeanette

With over 24 years’ experience,

Jeanette has as much passion for hair,

fun, fashion, tone and colour as when

she first started.

After owning her own salon in Opawa

for over eleven years, Jeanette has

spent the last 5 years working in a salon

in Bishopdale Mall. She is now very

excited to be back working for herself,

just 5mins from her former location, at

Aroha Salon on Kendal Ave.

“I love working with clients, expressing

their personality through style and

My aim is that everyone walks

out of the salon feeling a million

dollars, knowing how to maintain

their style and provide great

value for money.

Paula loves the change of seasons,

believing everyone has a winter and

summer colour, now is great time play

with colour and style.

She uses LuminArt, an organic range

of environmentally friendly haircare

products which provide protection

and conditioning against the harsh

New Zealand sun. Paula has recently

discovered Bra Liz, an exciting

straightening product, which can also

be used for part perms.

Paula is pleased to welcome

Jeanette and they look

forward to seeing

you soon.

‘‘

Friendly

Faces

Great Places

colour. Sharing

their excitement

when they see how

amazing a great hairstyle

can make you look and feel and

one that they can recreate at home

with not too much fuss,” says Jeanette.

“Everyone deserves great hair and at a

maintainable price”.

So, if you are after a fresh look or just a

freshen up, call in to see Jeanette and

Paula today, or phone 357 0002 for an

appointment.

Jeanette looks forward

to welcoming regular

and new clients to

her friendly, fun, fresh

location Aroha Salon,

Memorial Ave end of

Kendal Ave.

Home baking

prepared with love

NOR’WEST NEWS

“There is something really special about creating, cooking

and caring for your community” Delwyn says. “What we serve

at Mrs Dentons café & delicatessen is what I’ve been cooking at

home, cooking for my family, forever!”

Living for many years in the Chatham Islands taught Mrs Dentons owner Delwyn

Lanauze resourcefulness and stimulated the creativity that she is renowned for.

While you will always find speciality gourmet pies, such as Chatham Island blue cod,

leek and parsley, Scallop pie, Mussel, tomato & garlic in the range, the sky is the limit

when it comes to Delwyn’s culinary combinations.

Steak and Kidney, BBQ beef, bacon and cheese and Fairlie pies are favourites too.

Delwyn’s talents extend into the takeaway cabinets which are full of delicious baking

including scones, muffins, slices, cinnamon buns & sandwiches as well as take home

meals and gluten free, vegetarian frittatas.

A range of homemade chutneys and Chatham Island raw honey are also available.

Treat your taste buds today.

Hours: Mon – Sat 9am – 2pm

168a Kendal Ave (Memorial Ave end) 357 4516 /MrsDentons

2020 has seen some big changes

for MD Automotive, a new name and

improved workshop and facilities, but

one thing that remains the same is the

high level of service and expertise they

are known for.

Formally, Allan’s Tyre & Auto, MD

Automotive is a fully MTA Authorised

workshop, offering a full range of

mechanical repairs. From WOF’s

servicing, wheel alignments & tyre fitting

through to cambelts, brakes and CV

joints, suspension, shocks and steering.

GETTING YOU

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ON THE ROAD

Pre-purchase inspections are also

available so you can buy your next car

with confidence.

While MD Automotive are Christchurch’s

only independent workshop specialising

in Mitsubishi’s, Mike and Dirk along with

their mechanics will service most makes

and models.

With over 20 years experience between

them and five loan cars available, MD

Automotive look forward to getting you

back on the road quickly and safely.

Ph 357 0002

162a Kendal Ave, Burnside (Memorial Ave end)

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm

Late night Thursday or by appointment

(Formally Allan’s Tyre & Auto)

Open Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm & Sat 8.30am – 1pm

164 Kendal Ave. Ph 358 9399 @MDAutomotive164


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Thursday September 24 2020 11

The little pharmacy

... with the big heart

What a year 2020 has turned out to be.

Thank you to our wonderful customers

for supporting local we are truly

honoured to be part of the Burnside

community. Our team; Georgia, Maddy,

Kim, Elena and Rosella provide a

professional but personal approach to

your health and wellbeing.

We know that nothing is more

important than the health of you and

your family. Managing medicines and

health conditions can be overwhelming

and here at Kendal Pharmacy we

understand that. If you or someone you

know are struggling with medicines;

if you don’t know why you are taking

your medicines or aren’t feeling like

your medicines are doing what they

should, we can help! Come in and have

a chat and ask us if you qualify for a

free medicine review with our friendly

pharmacists, Georgia or Elena.

Kendal

Pharmacy

64 Kendal Avenue, Burnside.

Phone: 03 358 8714

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am – 5.30pm

Tuesday, Thursday 9am – 6pm

Love your

money

Our retail superstar Kim has filled the

shop with beautiful gifts and with free

gift wrapping and NZ Post services we

are your one-stop shop!

With parking always available at the

door, it’s easy to collect prescriptions,

get free health advice or ask the experts

about natural health supplements.

Find us on facebook

@kendalpharmacy

The local for locals

Family run Little Brown Jug offers a cosy

atmosphere and friendly service and

wonderful locals.

Add great food, 18 gaming machines,

a TAB pool table and what more could

you ask for.

LBJ is a popular spot for locals, a handy

location for sports teams and a great

night out.

Regular events include karaoke nights,

live entertainment, happy hours, meat

raffles every Thursday and Friday from

4pm and Saturday from 3pm, open pool

table from 6pm Thursday nights, plus

great blackboard menu specials.

Follow Little Brown Jug on Facebook to

see what is happening this week.

Friendly

Faces

Great Places

Great $15 Lunches are now on the

menu Tuesday-Friday.

Come in for the food, where a warm

welcome and cold beer await.

As part of the community Little Brown

Jug is happy to consider sponsorships,

so come and have a chat to us today.

Little Brown Jug

290 Wairakei Road. Ph 359 5950

These days, it’s all too easy to feel like a generic number

when talking with banks. Kim Laurenson at Mylend

understands, and she makes sure that her clients are always

treated as individuals with independent financial needs.

Kim is here to ensure that arranging

your finance is as stress-free as

possible. Completely impartial

and independent, she will talk you

through your options to help you

make a sensible and informed

decision – no matter what your

circumstances are.

Kim has longstanding relationships

with all the banks across NZ and she

can negotiate on your behalf to get

the very best deal for you – better

still, the banks pay for this service

and it’s free for the customer.

Whether it’s your first house

purchase, debt consolidation, or if

you are considering refinancing, Kim

emphasises that it’s “your money and

your home, and you should always be in

control. Knowledge is always powerful”.

Mylend helps you with every

part of this process –

and at a time that

is convenient to

you.

Kim explains that with interest rates as

low as 2.49% fixed for one year, this is a

wonderful time to reassess your lending

and make sure that what you have in

place is the best fit for you and your

family.

Visit www.mylend.co.nz or call

Kim directly on 027 222 1044 for a

no obligation chat, and see how she

can help you be in control of your

finances today.

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Say it with flowers...

With more than 37 years in the

industry, Leanne Lovell will celebrate

her second year as owner of Victoria

Florist on October 1st.

Leanne credits the increased success

of this well-established florist to the

popular addition of the Dried Flower

Den.

“Dried flowers are all the rage for

those who love the natural look. We

have bouquets available plus a large

selection of loose dried flowers,

perfect for those who like to create

their own bunches,” says Leanne.

Leanne regularly starts her day at

5.30am, heading to the flower market

to select the freshest, brightest, most

beautiful flowers. “Because we have

a high turnover daily, this ensures

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Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm

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our customers receive the freshest

flowers every time they shop with us”.

The friendly, talented team are very

passionate about what they do. “We

love flowers, we love life, and we

believe in celebrating the big, small,

happy and sad times that are part of

life. We put love into every bouquet,

we really care.” Leanne is happiest

when creating her exquisite funeral

arrangements. “If my flowers can

help families in grief – that means

everything to me” she says.

Nothing is too big or small to

celebrate with flowers and Victoria

Florist caters for every occasion. They

offer a great selection of vases, soft

toys, helium balloons, chocolates and

cards to accompany your bouquet.


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NOR’WEST NEWS

News

Event to bring neighbours together

• By Bea Gooding

CHRISTCHURCH residents will

soon be reconnecting with their

neighbours in style.

The city council’s Summer

with your Neighbours event is

due to start next month, which

brings people closer together

while celebrating

the unique

and diverse

mix of each

neighbourhood.

A strong

focus this

year was for

John Filsell

neighbours to

re-establish

connections with each other following

the Covid-19 lockdown.

The event allows residents to

apply for funding to organise

events within their community,

including street parties, neighbourhood

clean-ups, fundraisers

or sports days.

Said John Filsell, city council

head of community support,

governance and partnerships:

“Getting to know your neighbours

creates a greater sense of

community connectedness and

safety.”

Following the 2010 and 2011

earthquakes, he said there was

a “huge swell” of community

connections with neighbours

developing strong relationships

and supporting each other.

The same could be said for the

current pandemic.

“Due to the Covid-19 lockdown,

people were out in their

neighbourhoods again and

connecting from a distance;

checking on vulnerable people

and making sure they had access

CONNECTING: Neighbourhoods can apply for funding to

organise a street party, clean-ups or sports day.

to food,” said Filsell.

“Summer with your Neighbours

events will help bring

people together again and

provide an opportunity to build

on relationships, and even thank

neighbours for their help.”

The event was previously

known as Neighbourhood Week

and was first held in 1998.

After community feedback, the

city council decided three years

ago to extend the event until the

end of summer.

“Weather was often an issue

during October, and by extending

it through to March allowed

events to be held over Christmas

and in the new year when the

weather tends to be better,” said

Filsell.

Last year the Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board

distributed $4500 in funding to

local events in the city’s west.

• Summer with your

Neighbours starts

October 23 and will run

until March.

Reinforcing links

GETTING to know your

neighbour isn’t just a nice thing

to do – it might help you and

your community meet and then

recover from shocks and crises.

Research suggests wellconnected

communities do

better in the aftermath of

natural disasters, University of

Canterbury Associate Professor

Lucie Ozanne says.

Their members also benefit

from a sense they live in

a community that is well

connected, that cares about

itself and the people in it, the

community resilience expert said.

“There are so many benefits

for the place and for the people

who live there,” she said.

“The literature suggests there

are positives for people’s sense

of belonging, their sense of

community, and even physical

well-being.

“So, the more we can do to

foster links with other people

in our neighbourhoods, the

more people will feel they are

somewhere that people care,

and will help them and the

wider community.”

Ozanne welcomed the city

council’s Summer with your

Neighbours programme

as a good way to help

neighbourhoods reinforce their

links.

The programme will this

year focus on re-establishing

connections following the

Covid-19 lockdown.

Applications were still being

processed, but it was anticipated

street parties, neighbourhood

clean-ups, fundraisers or sports

days would be in the mix.

Such events would

help reaffirm pride in the

community while introducing

people to each other, and

establishing new social links.

This was important in a city

where many neighbourhoods

had pockets of transient people,

or had many new residents, she

said.

Simply getting together with

others was difficult postlockdown,

as people continued

to be wary of others from

outside their bubbles.

The Summer with your

Neighbours programme could

help reintroduce people to their

neighbourhoods in the alert

level 1 environment.

Associate Professor

Billy O’Steen, an expert

on community and civic

engagement, said community

events could help foster

stronger neighbourhoods.

They could help break-down

social isolation by introducing

people to their neighbourhood,

and by encouraging people to

get to know each other.

“The key is, people need to

make it work. We all have a

responsibility to make the effort

to support each other, and make

the effort to be known to each

other.”

People responded to the

shock of the March 15 terror

attacks by wanting to be part

of events and gatherings

that demonstrated a sense of

community.

Gatherings could help restore

community links postlockdown

- even while normal

life resumed.


NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Thursday September 24 2020 13

PROPERTY NEWS

Canterbury property

market exceeding records

August was a record month for the

Canterbury property market, and it’s

showing no signs of slowing down

anytime soon. Recently released REINZ

statistics show the median property price

in Canterbury increased by a record 13

per cent in August 2020 on the same

period last year, with total sales volumes

up 14.5 per cent.

Bindi Norwell from REINZ says in

August the Canterbury region also saw

the lowest level of total inventory (2247)

since records began.

“We are seeing high levels of enquiry

continue across all price brackets, with

buyers keen to purchase a home,” Bindi

says.

“There are approximately 30 per cent

more investors in the market compared

to last month, who are keen to invest and

take advantage of the low interest rates.

Over the next few months there will

be many factors that could impact the

market, but it is expected to continue as it

has been,” she says.

The Nor’West property market is also

continuing its impressive growth incline

with the median price for property in

the area increasing by 10.7 per cent in

August 2020 on the same period last

year, bringing the median price in the

area to $549,000 for the month. Total

sales volumes for the Nor’West area also

increased for August 2020 to 158 sales,

with the median number of days to sell

sitting at just 31.

Owner of Ray White Bishopdale &

Strowan, Barry Ellis, says the Nor’West

market is one of the best in the region.

It’s an area well-known for high-quality

properties and is attractive to a wide

range of buyers from first home buyers

to investors and families looking for

larger family homes in key school zones,

particularly right now as families start to

think about the new 2021 school year, he

says.

“We’ve got a lot of buyers actively

looking in the Nor’West area – there

simply aren’t enough listings on the

market to meet the demand. Most

properties we are taking to the market

are often seeing 30 to 50 groups attending

the first day of open homes, with many

properties seeing well over 100 open

home attendees over the campaign.

“This level of enquiry is unprecedented;

it’s certainly an exciting time for

Christchurch property owners,

particularly those looking to take

advantage of the current market

conditions,” he says.

Co-owner of Ray White Bishopdale &

Strowan Karen Ellis agrees the property

market is booming, with auctions

proving an effective way to get top dollar.

“With so many

buyers in the

marketplace, auction

is proving the best way

to achieve top dollar

for your property by

creating competition

among the interested

buyers. In the last

three months we’ve

seen incredible auction

results.”

Karen recently

marketed and sold

15 Karen Lane,

Beckenham at auction,

which sold for $567,000

after competitive

bidding between keen

purchasers (24 bids

in total) which was a

stunning $57,000 (11 per cent) above the

Rateable Value.

Ray White Bishopdale & Strowan have

another five auctions booked in the next

two weeks and are expecting to see more

incredible results.

“If you are thinking about selling, now

is a great time. You only have to look at

the results we’re seeing, and the market

statistics being released each month to

realise it. And with spring well and truly

here, those property owners that take

Barry and Karen Ellis, Owners Ray White

Bishopdale and Strowan.

hold of the current momentum will be

rewarded,” Barry and Karen say.

So, if you are curious to know what

your property could sell for, give them

a call and they will have one of the team

complete a market valuation.

“It’s free, only takes 20 minutes, and

you could be surprised at the result.”

For advice on your next real estate

transaction, contact Ray White

Bishopdale & Strowan on 0800

YELLOW (935 569).

Nor’West

Market Snapshot

August 2020

Median Sale Price

$549,000

(+10.7%)

Compared to $496,000

in August 2019*

Total Number of Sales

158

Compared to 155

in August 2019*

Total Sales Value

$108m

(+23%)

Compared to $88m

in August 2019*

Median Days to Sell

31

(+2%) (-13%)

Compared to 36

in August 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)

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Proudly owned by

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NOR’WEST NEWS

A School of Opportunity

ENROLLING

NOW!

Our school environment is one where

students are safe and have the confidence

to take risks with their learning. In this

way, the students at Casebrook are

supported and encouraged to become

self-motived, independent learners.

We value the partnership between home

and school. Together we can create an

environment where we foster feelings of

pride and belonging.

We are sure you will enjoy being a part of

our community and I would welcome the

opportunity to meet with you to discuss

your child’s future at Casebrook.

Sharon Keen

Casebrook Intermediate School Principal

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Thursday September 24 2020 15

News

Explore murals that

glow in the night

ELEVEN striking street

murals are in the spotlight

as a new night gallery

lights up across the central

city.

The Ōtautahi Street

Art Lighting Project –

supported with funding

from the city council’s

Enliven Places Projects

Fund – sheds a night light

on many of the city’s most

popular murals while also

creating vibrant after-dark

outdoor spaces.

Street art creative Watch

This Space has joined

forces with sustainable

solutions provider Gen

Green and installation specialist

Living Space to light

up often dimly lit vacant

spaces while celebrating

inner-city wall art.

Watch This Space

creative director Reuben

Woods describes the night

gallery as an opportunity

to “celebrate urban art” in

a new solar-powered light.

“We want to encourage

more people to explore our

city at night by activating

places of creative interest

and bringing fresh vibrancy,”

Woods said.

“The people behind the

solar lights, Gen Green,

along with installers Living

Space see the night trail

as an opportunity to contribute

to city regeneration

and use technology for the

good of Christchurch,” he

says.

Woods believes the onehour

art trail – covering

sites from Armagh St to

Allen St via Cathedral

Square – will bring fresh

vibrancy as more people

engage with urban art at

night.

“We can honour and

highlight the works, bringing

a fresh sense of life to

the city as we engage with

SPOTLIGHT:

A portrait

of a late

Parihaka

elder by

Canadian

artist Kevin

Ledo on

the Crowne

Plaza.

PHOTO:

NEWSLINE

the familiar in a new light,”

he says.

A powerful portrait of

a late Parihaka elder by

Canadian artist Kevin

Ledo – painted on a wall

of the Crowne Plaza on

the corner of Colombo St

and Armagh St – will be a

focus.

City council urban design,

regeneration and heritage

head Carolyn Ingles

says that the city council

is strongly committed to

supporting nightlife in

Christchurch.

“We want to draw more

people into the central city

and help support a vibrant

environment into the

evening,” she said.

Clare Reilly

INNER LANDS

Clare Reilly’s work has

been described 26 September as Neo- – 28 October 2020

Romantic. Her paintings

are imbued with a poetic

stillness and calm.

She has a close affinity with

birds in the landscape, with

the bird motif signifying a

sense of joy in flight, and

hope and renewal. Clare

lives in Otago’s Blueskin

Bay but also spends time

Main on Rd, Banks Little Peninsula River where | 03 325 1944 | art@littlerivergallery.com

she is inspired by the

landscape, flora and fauna.

Her career spans more than

three decades of painting

and exhibiting throughout

‘The Chattering Stream’ oil painting

New Zealand, with many by Clare Reilly exhibiting at Little River

works going overseas.

Gallery 26 September – 28 October

Inner Lands

Standing at the edge of the Inner land

Looking within and out again.

All is clouded and clear with

Insight, foresight, hindsight,

and still much unknown.

There was a time when,

the land was stilled and hushed.

As if resting, from the itchy human

activity, the earth sighed with relief.

The wind played its song

over the ridge lines and

the voices of birds rang out clear

into a cleaner, quieter air.

The streams chattered down into

gullies of bush and ferns, and the

passing of days were, at last,

observed by many, from inside

their bubbles.

A time of meditative connection

to leave distractions of everyday life

and find the meaning in being.

Now take me to those Inner Lands,

on the journeys of the mind,

where coastal forests give way

to the place of dreams, and

the mind can settle and rest,

and sustain the momentary

beauty of existence.

Clare Reilly - Sept 2020

Clare Reilly

INNER LANDS

26 September – 28 October 2020

Main Rd, Little River | 03 325 1944 | art@littlerivergallery.com


16 Thursday September 24 2020

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News

Christchurch

STORES

Foodbank adapts to

meet pandemic demands

Myriad groups help keep our

community moving. Reporter Bea

Gooding speaks to Foodbank

Canterbury co-founders John and

Janice Milligan about how the charity

has adapted to support vulnerable

Cantabrians

SURGE: Cofounder

and

general manager

Janice Milligan,

of Foodbank

Canterbury,

where demand

has increased

106 per cent

since the

beginning of this

year.

Downsizing? Decluttering?

Please help support local St John activities

by donating good quality pre-loved clothing,

jewellery, homeware, furniture and books to

one of your local St John Christchurch stores.

We welcome donations dropped of at either:

272 Lincoln Road, Addington or 180 Durham Street South, City

or please call 027 304 7821 to book a donation collection.

Could you tell me a bit

about what Foodbank

Canterbury does?

Foodbank Canterbury is a

secular, independent non-faith

based, non-politically aligned,

non-activist controlled food

rescue organisation with a

singular mission in mind – to

fight hunger, feed hope and

reduce food waste.

Under “normal” times, FBC

rescues two tonnes of food per

day which resources over 5800

meals daily for the vulnerable

and at-risk in the Canterbury,

South Canterbury and West

Coast regions.

We are a 100 per cent not-forprofit

organisation dealing with

over 135 agencies throughout

Christchurch alone – everyone

from The City Mission, St

Vinnies, the maraes and other

iwi organisations, Pasifika

groups, Women’s Refuges,

Community Centres and food

pantries, school districts etc.

What kind of impact does

your charity have on the

environment and vulnerable

Cantabrians?

Collecting and distributing

nearly 1.8 million meals worth

of food each year through a

network of partner programs

gives us a stark understanding

of the everyday realities of food

insecurity.

On a per-volume basis,

FBC is the largest food relief

organisation in the South

Island, operating on a scale that

makes it crucial to the work

of the front-line charities who

are feeding vulnerable New

Zealanders.

FBC provides more than 70

per cent of the food rescued for

food relief organisations South

Island-wide.

Our volunteers are vital

to our success and have

contributed some 65,000 hours

of their time in the last twelve

months. To us, that’s worth

over $1.6 million.

Foodbank represents

a ‘triple-win’ for our

communities – reducing food

wastage and protecting the

environment; providing food

relief to hungry and vulnerable

people; and strengthening our

society through collaboration

with local charities and

volunteerism.

What issues are the charity

currently facing in the wake of

Covid-19?

In the current Covid-19

situation, we are processing

and redistributing just on

100 tonnes of food product

monthly – resourcing around

9,000 meals per day. That is an

increase of 106 per cent since

the beginning of 2020.

We are under no illusions

about the challenge we are

embracing. The current

pandemic situation has made

us at FBC realise this even

more. Feeding the hungry is

paramount. We are feeding

people who have never put

their hand up in need before,

and the scary thing is that we

do not know where we are

going. There is no template.

In spite of our suppliers – the

supermarkets, manufacturers,

distributors, growers and

farmers being very supportive,

FBC is still having to raise

funding to buy-in staple food

products to supplement what

we distribute.

We are also concerned that

our rural areas are not being

served and we plan to resolve

this as soon as funding is

available.

We have seen over the

past months, an explosion of

altruism and co-operation.

Now we need to move

forward in not just a spirit of

collaboration, but in a realistic

act of collaboration to simply

achieve.

At FBC our byline is “fighting

hunger – feeding Hope.”

It is this hope that impels us

to act.

How has the charity adapted

to these changes caused by the

pandemic?

In order to fill the gaps

in demand left by the more

tradition food pantries serving

individuals, FBC is introducing

the Hunger Action Team

programme in NZ.

By introducing HATs

Foodbank Aotearoa New

Zealand/Canterbury, it changes

what it means to be a food

bank. This is an innovation

driven by the current

environment.

HATs are groups of

individuals and organisations

working in collaboration to

solve hunger in a designated

community. They are coalitions

that bring people from across a

community together to develop

local solutions to hunger,

supplying 10 day, two-week

family packages of nutritious

food to vulnerable whanau.

Starting in Christchurch

with initial collaboration

with FBC, He Waka Tapu and

Rotary International, HATs

will be working in towns

and neighbourhoods across

the region – leveraging local

resources and relationships to

raise awareness about hunger,

connect services to make it

easier for people to get help,

and launch new initiatives that

strengthen each community’s

capacity to meet local needs.

• Recycled junk, page 18


NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Thursday September 24 2020 17

Play time for kids planned on streets

SOME LOCAL streets could be

temporarily closed to traffic and

turned into play areas in a series

of pop-up events funded by the

Government.

The city council has received

a grant of just over $39,000 for

the Play Streets initiative.

The project is being led by

Sport Canterbury’s Healthy

Families Ōtautahi Christchurch

team, and transport consultancy

ViaStrada with support from

the council.

There will be 12 Play Streets

events held around the city. A

street will be temporarily closed

to traffic and the local community

will be invited to scoot, bike

and play safely.

Play Streets is designed

to encourage kids to be active

and creative while boosting

social connections between

neighbours, and recognising the

importance of play to children’s

lives and community well-being.

Council urban development

and transport committee chairman

Mike Davidson said many

children were able to use their

local street more during the

Covid-19 lockdown.

Many decorated pavements

with chalk art, played sport and

rode their bikes.

“By introducing the Play

Streets concept in Christchurch

we hope to give families the

opportunity to experience the

streets free of traffic for a short

time, and make them a lively

shared space for learning and

connecting.”

Children will be able to walk,

bike or scoot around the

street and will be encouraged

to bring play items out of their

homes and garages to share with

friends and neighbours.

Sport Canterbury’s Healthy

Families Ōtautahi Christchurch

play systems innovator Adam

Gard’ner is thrilled the project is

going ahead.

“Providing temporary closure

on some streets to allow neighbourhoods

and communities

to use the space to connect and

play can contribute to longer

term well-connected and safe

individuals, whānau, neighbourhoods

and communities.”

ViaStrada Ltd senior transportation

engineer Gemma Dioni

said streets “are a resource that

are available to us all, and closing

them for a few hours on a weekend

will give the kids a chance to

play freely and actively outside

their front door in a safe and fun

environment.”

Each event would last for

between two and four hours and

ACTIVE:

Closing

some streets

temporarily

for two to

four hours will

allow children

to play and

connect

with others.

PHOTO:

NEWSLINE

the timing will be arranged with

the community.

There will be temporary restrictions

on vehicle movements

through the street for residents,

as vehicles are not permitted to

travel through a road closure

(except for emergency vehicles).

Locations will be finalised over

the coming weeks. Play Streets

will be held from December 2020

to February 2021.

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News

NOR’WEST NEWS

Harnessing creativity

from recycled ‘junk’

Myriad groups

help keep our

community moving.

Reporter Bea

Gooding speaks

to Creative Junk

co-ordinator

Christine Jackson

about the

importance of

sustainable creativity

What does Creative

Junk do, and how did

it come to be what it is

today?

Originally set up in

1981, we service a demand

for affordable materials

that are used to promote

creative, imaginative

play and events in the

community — for

children, their families,

artists, designers, crafters,

cosplayers, wearable art,

early childhood services,

schools and a variety of

other organisations.

Our motto — Recycle,

Reuse, Rethink — reflects

the organisation’s ideals

and its ethical and

environmental stance.

We are now looking to

expand our outreach to

more actively embrace the

environmental side of our

values

What are the issues that

your charity is currently

facing, and what is being

done to overcome them?

Our biggest issue at

present is funding, it’s been

affected nationwide for

everyone by the Covid-19

crisis, so we here at

Creative Junk are trying

to become more selfsupporting.

We have our “spare parts

boxes” which raises money

for us, with schools or

anyone wanting creative

goods all over the country,

these boxes are posted to

them. We have also held

open days, sip ’n’ craft

nights and car boot sales.

A local Lego group has

also stepped forward and

provided displays in our

upstairs space and charged

a gold coin donation to

view as a fundraising

event for us, as some of

the builders use materials

from our warehouse to

create landscapes for their

displays.

Another issue would be,

not enough people know

about us. Ideally, we would

like to employ another

person to assist with the

co-ordinator in being able

to get out to schools and

other groups to learn about

Creative Junk. Also to go

out to businesses educate

them, what we can use

instead of things going to

landfill.

Why is an organisation

like this important

for Christchurch in

terms of sustainability

and providing creative

resources?

We help businesses

and local people reduce

the amount of products

going into landfill, which

is currently a big problem

in Christchurch. We are

constantly connecting

with new companies who

have what they thought

was “rubbish” but we see

as products to turn into

useful creative items. Our

workshops also help to

educate children that they

can look around their own

homes and find things

to be creative with that

mum or dad was going to

throw away, and that’s the

most important step in

sustainability - education.

Creative Junk is unique

and is important to all of

New Zealand.

What impact has

Creative Junk had on

groups who benefit from

the service?

We work with Ara, The

Repair Shed, The children’s

university, UCA, Learning

Exchange Timebank,

Otautahi Christchurch

Creative Spaces, Skillwise

retraining, Waitaha School

and Volunteer Canterbury

to name but a few over our

39 years of being in the

community.

We have been able

to provide classes with

REPURPOSE: Creative

Junk manager

Christine Jackson

and volunteer Alexia

Martin, with creations

made from recycled

materials destined for

landfill.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

materials for projects

ranging from classroom

activities right up to

materials for school

performance costumes.

We have found

during hard times, like

earthquakes, people with

anxieties or wellbeing

and at the moment with

Covid-19, people go to

a happy place of craft,

drawing, knitting or just

making whatever for a feelgood

feeling within.

With families being at

home together because of

Covid-19 they are doing,

crafting, making things

together and thinking

outside the box, this is

what Creative Junk is

about.

In what ways can

people implement

environmentally

sustainable practices

while promoting

creativity?

The best way is to think

of a way to repurpose an

item before they consider

disposing of it. For

instance, an old golf club

can be repurposed into

a colourful bird garden

decoration or theheads of

a golf club can be fixed to

a board and turned into

a coat rack. An old lawn

bowl or bowling ball can

be turned into a bright

animal-themed doorstop.

The best thing people can

do is to stop and think

before they put anything in

the bin.

•Get in touch with

Creative Junk

through the website

or Facebook, www.

creativejunk.org.

nz, or email info@

creativejunk.org.nz.


TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

Councillor takes

matters into

his own hands

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Davids heads

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• By Louis Day

the new Northern Motorway are

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020

Connecting Your Community

IT COULD

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MARCH 24, 2020

Connecting Your Community

• 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

Victorious

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

goes green at 2019-2020,

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

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CALLS HAVE been made to

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

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dinary circumstances related to

the city council needed 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 options with elected members

“Calm heads must and wi l from decisions we make. best prepared for the economic as we develop the Annual Plan,”

prevail,” she said.

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

“Our residents and businesses signed off for three months so City council chief executive The push from city counci lors

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

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

shortly after Minister of Finance

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

options in light of the extraor-

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