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Residents’ recycling

habits hitting the mark

• By Bea Gooding

RESIDENTS ACROSS the

western and northern suburbs

appear to be well behaved when it

comes to recycling habits.

An Official Information Act

request by Western 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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Offending could result in bin loss

• 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

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Cartwright said there were

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“The bins around our parks

also don’t offer the chance to

recycle, so this will be something

to put through towards the Long

Term Plan,” he said.

“If you don’t recycle properly

it penalises all of us, the cost to

dump the waste is borne across

Conditions apply

NASTY:

Food waste

and dirty

recycling

shouldn’t be

placed in the

yellow bin.

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.”

• Recycled junk, page 12

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next Monday on improving a

pedestrian island on Springs

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undertaking adjustments such

as the widening of the walkway

exiting the pedestrian island and

adjusting the angle to make it

more wheelchair accessible. There

will be no right turn onto Springs

Rd for about a week until the

works are completed.

NO STOPPING

No stopping restrictions have

been approved for the south side

of Waterloo Rd, starting at its

intersection with Smarts Rd. The

restrictions were approved at the

latest Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board meeting,

after concerns were raised

about improving visibility at the

pedestrian crossing on Waterloo

Rd, which was a popular crossing

point for Hornby High School

students.

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Earthquake repairs taking place

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WORK AT the earthquakedamaged

St Mary’s Church

in Halswell is just weeks

away from completion as the

Anglican Church closes in on

the end of a city-wide repair

programme.

Re-levelling and

strengthening work has been

completed and the repair

project is due to finish in early

October, an Anglican Diocese

of Christchurch spokeswoman

confirmed.

The landmark church

suffered liquefactioninduced

damage during

the earthquakes, which

meant parts of the building

needed to be re-levelled, she

said.

The exterior and interior

walls, and the ceilings also

needed minor repairs, and

some minor strengthening

work had also been done, the

spokeswoman said.

Access to the building had

also been improved to meet the

building code. Pathways would

be replaced due to changes in

ground levels as a result of the

earthquakes.

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was being funded through

insurance funds, while other

improvements were being

funded by the parish, the

spokeswoman said.

The Anglican Diocese has

spent the best part of the past

decade tackling the damage

caused to its buildings by the

earthquakes.

The earthquakes affected

a large number of churches,

halls and vicarages across the

Diocese area, necessitating a

big work programme.

Its earthquake recovery

programme comprises 243

repairs and rebuilds across the

Diocese, which were being

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cent complete and due for

completion by mid-2021.

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Sports field lighting given the go-ahead

• By Bea Gooding

Devon

Harding

SPORTS FIELD lighting

upgrades at Halswell Domain

have been given the go-ahead

to promote safer conditions for

players.

The Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board

approved the

upgrades at its

meeting last

week, subject

to the Halswell

Hornets Rugby

League Club obtaining

the necessary

resource

and building

consents prior to

installation.

An application for a new

lease to facilitate the rebuild

of the club’s earthquakedamaged

pavilion was also

under way.

Said club president Devon

Harding: “We’re lucky to have

[the upgrades]. We needed

to upgrade the lighting to

improve the standards and

provide a more professional

environment.”

The current lighting needed

to be replaced due to its

aged condition and its poor

illumination resulting in safety

issues during trainings at night,

especially during the winter.

Twelve of the existing poles

will be removed and replaced

with eight new poles with

improved digital LED lighting

technology on both of the club’s

allocated playing fields.

The lights would be used

during training in the evenings

between Monday to Friday from

February 1 to August 31 each

year.

Public consultation on the

proposal earlier in the year saw

the majority in favour of the

upgrades, with 19 out of 23 submissions

in support and believed

in its benefits.

The club’s new $2 million facility

is due to start construction by

the end of the year and will take

about nine months to complete.

The new clubrooms will have

changing rooms, a gym, storage

facilities and would also be

available for members to hire for

events on a regular basis, such as

birthday parties.

Harding said the installation

of the new lights would not start

until the clubrooms were rebuilt,

which was expected to begin by

the middle of next year.

“I think it’s going to be great

for the community, and a place

where our members are able

to connect and celebrated each

other’s successes,” he said.

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Foodbank to target ethnic communities

• By Bea Gooding

A RICCARTON charity has

taken it upon themselves to

support migrants who have now

become food vulnerable as a

result of the global pandemic.

The Oak Development Trust

has established a new foodbank

service which specifically targets

multicultural communities in

the wider Riccarton area.

The trust worked with groups

from a variety of backgrounds,

such as Korean, Chinese, Middle

Eastern, Filipino, Japanese and

Indian groups to provide ethnically

targeted food parcels that

differed from those usually filled

with staple items.

Trust manager Carol Renouf

said the new initiative filled a

gap in social support services

because migrants did not have as

many options for support compared

to other vulnerable New

Zealanders.

“We were all migrants one day,

and the reality is that they come

here with such high hopes for a

better future, so to them, giving

up isn’t easy,” she said.

“It may look like they have a

lot of money, but they’re struggling

to survive here. So we’re

supporting them through a time

of crisis.”

The trust’s social worker,

Chang Hun Yu, worked with the

Korean Society of Christchurch

to offer support during the

nationwide lockdown and discovered

migrants with working

visas became more vulnerable

during Covid-19.

They were more likely to lose

jobs, did not have access to

WINZ, were paying high rent

and costly international fees for

education which affected having

enough left over for basic needs.

After Yu provided Korean food

parcels for the community, it

inspired the idea behind serving

other multi-cultural groups, and

was able to secure funding from

the Ministry of Social Development

for the initiative.

SUPPORT:

Chang Hun

Yu, social

worker and

Jo Atara

McKenzie,

cultural

support

worker.

PHOTO:

GEOFF SLOAN ​

The trust was now providing

parcels with familiar treats

sourced from local businesses,

which meant migrants had

more time to focus on what was

important, such as job seeking,

or supporting families back in

home countries.

Renouf said by building relationships

and addressing issues

that led them there in the first

place, such as help with navigation,

learning English or finding jobs,

they were less likely to come back.

“We set it up so that it’s not just

about giving out food parcels, we

want people to be able to sustain

themselves going forward,” she

said.

“The food parcel is our priority,

so we can give tangibly give

them something that’ll nurture

them to have the courage to

make the next step, like going to

find a job.”

Equipped with the knowledge

of the current pandemic, the

trust was now working with

other agencies to develop a Food

Secure Communities Plan – a

network put in place where organisations

can share resources.

“It’ll be a collaboration with

other organisations who work

with vulnerable people. We

wanted to initiate a plan in place

for when the next pandemic

comes so we know where food

will come from,” said Renouf.

“This includes offering gardening

or cooking skills so people

can make the most of the food

that they’re given and can become

self-sustainable.”

•To learn more about Oak

Development Trust’s new

foodbank, phone Chang

Hun Yu on 021 155 8062


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Commitment,

Achievement,

Resilience,

Respect

New skills

required for

the 21st

century

Kia ora koutou. Talofa. Kia Orana. Malo e lelei. Bula.

Fakaalofa atu. Namaste. Kumusta. Haere mai haere mai ki

Te Kura Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka. Warm greetings to the

Hornby High School community.

Educators keep talking about creating an education system

for the 21st century. Odd when you think of it because we

are already 20 per cent of the way through the century.

At a Canterbury secondary principals’ meeting last week I

was reminded of this with a presentation from the CEO of

ChristchurchNZ in which we were presented with data on the

Christchurch economy, and in particular what employers are

looking for in employees if they are to create the agile and

productive economy that will be the base for our collective

prosperity. This survey repeated things we have been told for

the past 20 years, that it is not specific subject skills like those

presented in economics (my own subject), or maths, or history,

or whatever, that employers are looking for.

They are looking for employees who can collaborate (work

with others in teams), who can communicate, who can think

creatively and critically.

This is a huge affirmation of the changes we are making at

Hornby High School (for junior students at the moment). We

are putting more time and effort into what we call the “front

end of the curriculum”. This is the part of the curriculum that

emphasises the skills of thinking, of collaboration, the skills we

call the five key competencies: thinking, managing self, relating

to others, communicating with language, symbols and text, and

participating and contributing.

The foundation of our junior curriculum is the development

of these key competencies which have been at the centre

of the New Zealand curriculum for more than 15 years. We

have built into the learning day time that we call “wānanga”,

time in which relationships are key, and in which those key

competencies are both implicitly and explicitly developed

and taught. We are already seeing the benefits of this for

our students. They are increasingly well engaged with their

learning, their focus continues to grow – from an already

high base, I might add. This will provide an ever better base

for those senior years of study, years in which students are

equipped for the rigours of senior study, and the demands

of that essential post-secondary school preparation for

employment and life. This is perhaps the most important part

of “education for the 21st century”. Join us in this journey.

Jayden, Year 8

Ngā mihi nui

Robin Sutton

Tumuaki

Hair-raising fundraiser

On Wednesday,

September 9, Hornby

High School staff and

students supported

“Wig Wednesday”,

raising $470.10 to

support Kiwi

kids with

cancer.

Left: Miss

Keene and

Mrs Beer.

Right: Deputy

Principal Mr

Goodfellow.

Mr Stock, Mrs Allan-Fletcher and Miss Aitken.

Alex, Year 10

Volunteers help planting project

The Graeme Dingle Foundation’s

Stars-opoly is all about exploring

opportunities in the school and

community, and learning about

community-based organisations. It

aims to connect young people with

their community by giving them

opportunities to explore resources

and support through interviews and

challenges.

Groups have two hours to complete a

series of challenges across a Monopolystyle

board, designed to simulate their

school journey and connections with

their community.

By questioning organisations, students

are able to define Turangawaewae – “a

place to stand my feet” – and where

they stand in it.

The organisations involved were: Surf

Lifesaving, Family Planning, Volunteer

Canterbury, NZ Police, NZ Fire &

Emergency, Keep Canterbury Beautiful,

St John, YMCA, Christchurch City

Council Regional Parks, Graeme Dingle

What a stunning day we had on

Thursday, September 3, planting

trees with Christchurch City

Council for our Hornby High

School Stars

Community

Project!

More than

50 ākonga

volunteered

their time

and energy

to help

re-vegetate

parts of the

Broken River

Run in Wigram.

Community projects

teach our rangatahi the importance of

positive citizenship and giving back. They

also learn valuable skills such as team

Foundation, and Jude Howie from

Hornby High School.

Participating organisations create and

strengthen links with the school and

have opportunities to get to know our

students and how they can work with

them.

Stars is a 12-month interactive

programme that supports, motivates,

work, caring for the land, and how to use a

garden spade!

Many thanks to park rangers Heidi and

Yvette for your guidance, and Sanitarium

Health Food Company NZ for the

sustenance needed to get the job done!

Stars-opoly boosts community links

and reinforces Year 9 students during

their first year at high school.

The Graeme Dingle Foundation aims

to inspire all school-age New Zealand

children to reach their full potential

through programmes that build selfesteem,

promote good values, and

teach valuable life, education and

health skills.

Students explore leadership roles at camp

Every year, Year 13 students, whether

they like it or not, act as role models for

the junior students and are ‘asked’ by

staff to step up into senior student roles

around the school.

Students are often unsure about what

it means to be a role model. Are they

ready to ‘Step Up’ or are they more

comfortable in a supporting role – a

leader is only as effective as the people

who are supporting them.

The aim of the

Next Steps Camp

is to provide

senior students

with a chance to

experience what

it is to be a leader/

role model and

also experience

different styles of

leadership.

Staff are able to

observe those at

camp and will be

able to make a

better informed

choice, from those

who attend camp,

as to what role they

could fill as senior

student leaders/role models.

From the moment the campers assemble

at school the challenges begin, all

Students working their way around the Stars-opoly board.

designed to get them working

together as teams using the

skills they have.

They begin with some puzzles

based at school before using

bus money to get themselves

to camp at Blue Skies in

Kaiapoi. Along the way they

need to find certain locations

and answer questions. They

need to arrive at camp by

a particular time with as

many questions answered as

possible and with change and

receipts that tally up.

Once at camp groups are mixed for each

different activity, showing how you can

work with anybody and that we all have

skills to help with the challenges faced.

Boundaries are pushed and limits found,

all useful things to know for the future,

both at school and beyond.

A highlight of camp is bonfire night.

The impromptu one-minute speeches

provide entertainment for all.

Students continue to be observed back

at school, are they still using the skills

learnt on camp as we begin the process

of choosing our future leaders.

Regardless of what leadership role

or support role they have at school

and beyond, the camp provides a firm

foundation from which the students can

start.


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Event to bring neighbours together

• By Bea Gooding

John Filsell

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 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

CONNECTING: Neighbourhoods can apply for funding to

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

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

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 wellbeing.

“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.

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 post-lockdown

– even while normal life

resumed.

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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

at the Hagley Netball Centre. They had

a wonderful two days of weather for this

tournament and gained some valuable

experience playing Netball at this level of

competition.

Left to Right:

Vy Prachaktam, Katrina Too

Our Badminton teams had a very

successful week with both the

Premier A Boys and Girls teams

winning the Canterbury Secondary

Schools Senior Badminton Team

Championships. The Badminton

success didn’t stop there with the

Boys Junior Doubles Team also

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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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:

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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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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.


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020

Connecting Your Community

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2020

Connecting Your Community relieved to hear the Christchurch TUESDAY, starnews.co.nz

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

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would essentially be an alliance

Victorious

Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

making mall

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captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

flooding

with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS

cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

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

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

her achieve her dreams. Baxendale said any request to

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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pursue a specific for biology, project in and the

“The community will be somewhat

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demolition of the site would be

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

City councillors are yet to pass

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Holmes is on a mission on to

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CALLS HAVE been made to

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prevail,” she said.

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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

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