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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020

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DANGER: Hornby High students trying to cross Waterloo Rd. To watch the video go to starnews.co.nz ​

Students take to video

to sort traffic problems

• By Bea Gooding

STUDENTS HAVE taken to

video in a bid to do something

about traffic congestion and

dangerous driving outside their

schools.

Hornby High and Halswell

School students and pupils have

had enough of the traffic issues,

which has now prompted the

city council to investigate.

The concerns were now

under investigation by the

city council, who will report

back to the Hornby-Halswell-

Riccarton Community Board to

determine how to alleviate the

issues.

Board member Mark Peters

described the problems as

“diabolical” and an “accident

waiting to happen.”

“It’s absolutely diabolical,

the congestion and behaviour

is out of control. Some students

are jumping into their parents

cars on the road while they’re

stuck in a traffic queue,” he

said.

“It’s a case of the shear volume

of traffic banking up onto the

state highway from their street

outside their school.”

Halswell School principal

Stuart Cameron said the

main areas of concern were

the drop off zone, the Sparks

Rd and Halswell Rd

intersection, and the school’s

road patrol area.

Said Cameron: “We as a

school have a large population

that has grown to 700 in the last

few years. We have a limited

number of exits which develops

congestion issues for traffic,

particularly during pick-up

times.

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to witness signatures and documents,

certify document copies, hear oaths,

declarations, affidavits or affirmations

as well as sign citizenship, sponsorship

or rates rebates applications.

This service is free.

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Thursday, 9am-5pm, Friday, 9am-

5pm, Monday, 9am-5pm, Tuesday,

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Citizen’s Advice Bureau provides

free, confidential advice to everyone.

They take the time to listen and equip

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English Conversation Club

Thursday, 11am-noon

Upper Riccarton Library

The Conversation Club is a dropin

group where anyone is welcome

to go and practice conversations in

English. This is not a class, but an

opportunity to talk with others and

meet new people.

Rummikub

Thursday, 1-3pm

Fendalton Library

Whāriki Rōpinepine – Mosaic Mats, Thursday, 11am-noon and

1.30-2.30pm, Fendalton Library. Go along and learn more about Māori designs

and where they come from. Make your own mosaic mat and take it home.

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Join in on the fun and discover

how to play Rummikub, an exciting

strategy game for all ages. Free, no

bookings required.

Free Legal Advice

Thursday, 6.15-8.15pm

Hornby Library

A lawyer will be available to answer

your legal questions. Take relevant

documents. Free. No bookings

required.

Technology Help Drop-In

Sessions

Tuesday, 11am-noon at Hornby,

2-3pm, at Halswell

Hornby Library and Te Hāpua:

Halswell Centre

These free drop-in sessions are

available to help you with specific issues

including using email, searching

the internet, using the library catalogue,

using electronic resources and

any other general computer-related

queries. Go along with your laptop,

tablet, smartphone or use one of the

desktop computers if you need help

with anything digital.

Family History

Wednesday, 11am-1pm

Upper Riccarton Library

A volunteer from the Riccarton

branch of the New Zealand Society of

Genealogists will be available to help

you with finding your family history

online. Meet at the Family History

computer.

Mah-jong Group

Wednesday, 1-3pm

Upper Riccarton Library

If you are interested in playing

Mah-jong, go along whether you are

a beginner or an advanced player.

Scrabble Club

Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

If you have a way with words, go

along and play Scrabble with one

of the groups. Some boards will be

provided but feel free to take your

own.

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Petition opposes new liquor store

• By Louis Day

A PETITION aimed at preventing

a liquor store from opening in

Hornby has gathered more than 60

signatures.

JJMS Enterprises Ltd has

applied to open Good Bliss

Liquor on 299 Main Rd. It’s proposed

opening hours are from

9am to 11pm, from Monday to

Sunday.

The petition which was started by

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community

Board member Mark Peters

states: “Our Hornby community

has more than enough Off-Licence

liquor stores already! We don’t need

another! We don’t need more social

harm by making liquor even more

accessible!”

Peters told the Western News he

started the petition to find a “good

number” of people opposed to the

liquor store opening.

Submissions on the application

closed last Friday. A final decision

will now be considered by the

District Licencing Committee.

The Greater Hornby Residents’

Association has submitted in opposition

of the proposal.

Chairman Marc Duff said the

association was unanimous in its

opposition to the lqiuor outlet being

opened within the community.

He was concerned the store

could increase the level of alcohol

harm in the Hornby, an area “overpopulated”

with liquor outlets.

“I think New Zealand in

general has a major issue with its

drinking culture and this is one of

the ways that we can address that,”

he said.

IN OPPOSITION:

Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community

Board member Mark

Peters is firmly against

another liquor outlet

opening in the Hornby

area.

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Guided walks

to resume at

Botanic Gardens

THIS WEEK will see the

resumption of guided walks

by the Friends of the Botanic

Gardens guiding team, but with a

difference.

Pre-lockdown, the guides

offered daily walks from the

museum from September to

April, with the great majority of

customers being overseas tourists.

The landscape has changed and

the guiding programme has had

to change with it. From October

to December this year, the guides

will be offering a selection of daily

45min walks in different parts of

the gardens.

The guides love to share the

stories of the unique Botanic

Garden, stories of its history, of

its place in the history, and stories

of trees and plants, such as the

iconic Kauri tree which belongs

to an ancient group of trees from

the times of the dinosaurs.

A relative of the kauri was

discovered as recently as 1994 in

the Blue Mountain region of New

South Wales – six specimens of

this tree are now planted along

the drive near the visitors’ centre.

Walks will be free until the end

of this year, and a small charge

may be incurred into 2021 to

support the work of the Botanic

Gardens.

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Congestion out of control

• From page 1

“The suburb itself is growing

considerably, so with new roads and

subdivisions opening up, it’ll always take

a while for roading networks to catch up.”

The students took the video and their

concerns to the community board

which in turn requested council staff to

investigate.

Cameron said the school was now

taking proactive measures to promote

alternative ways to get to school, such as

a park and walk system, a walking school

bus or encouraging pupils to walk or bike

to school.

Hornby High students were also facing

the same problem, with large trucks and

increased volumes of traffic on Waterloo

Rd making the trek to school a hazardous

experience.

Although no stopping restrictions were

recently approved by the community

board on Waterloo Rd to improve

visibility and safety, Peters said this was

not enough.

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Riccarton Library or Riccarton High

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students off the road while walking to

school.

“My concerns are down to the volume

and type of traffic mixing with students,

such as large truck movements and seeing

crowds of students darting in between

traffic.”

“It’s horrifying and an accident waiting

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Thursday October 1 2020 7

News

Rob, 84, graduates from Outward Bound

ROB WALDRON has pushed

out the boat like no other before

him.

At the age of 84 he is the oldest

person to be a graduate of one of

New Zealand’s iconic challenges

– an Outward Bound adventure.

Outward Bound has been running

since 1962 and, according

to the collective memory of the

staff and the records examined,

Waldron is the oldest that has

taken part in a formal challenge

in the Marlborough Sounds.

You could say the activities

course was somewhat of a

destiny for Waldron, a resident at

Ryman Healthcare’s Woodcote

Retirement Village in Hornby.

Having lived in a number of

parts of New Zealand after his

initial upbringing on the island

of Guernsey in the Channel

Islands, located between the

United Kingdom and France,

adventure has somehow crept

into Waldron’s life. Certainly

his enjoyment of the course in

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On completion Waldron said

the course was a mix of physical

challenges, as well as bringing

emotions to the surface – as

attendees sat around and chatted

in the evenings talking about

topics including self-awareness

and future aspirations.

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TRUE GRIT: Rob Waldron, 84, is the oldest person to be a

graduate of the Outward Bound course.

Born in 1935, Waldron was

evacuated from Guernsey in the

early stages of World War 2 to

the relative safety of Bolton in

Lancashire.

Back on the island he trained

as an electrician, met his wife

Jean married in 1958 and then

in 1959 the couple decided to

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plenty of chances to pursue his

walking along the tracks and

byways. The couple also brought

up two daughters, Joanne and

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Eventually, in the 80s he and

Jean took the chance for an

extended tour of Europe travelling

by a Eurorail pass. They also

caught up with parents and family

in Guernsey where they had a

five-month stay.

On the return to New Zealand

it was back to work, but the purchase

of a pop-top caravan saw

the couple making the most of

weekend getaways in the South

Island.

The pair eventually landed in

Woodcote village, about nine

years ago, where they continued

to love life and getting to know

other residents from their townhouse.

Jean passed away a couple

of years ago. Waldron kept in

close touch with his daughters

and family members, but during

Covid-19 lockdown decided to

expand his horizons.

As restrictions loomed, he took

up walking challenges, venturing

up to 23km a day and reckons he

has covered many hundreds of

kilometres in total. “I don’t think

I’ve ever felt fitter,” he said before

leaving for Anakiwa.

See website for details

Waldron is independent. He

left Christchurch, getting up

early to travel to Picton by bus

on September 8 then it was on

to the Marlborough Sounds

on September 9. The eight-day

‘Aspire – Low Impact’ course,

for 10 attendees, started straight

away. While Waldron was aware

that some of the Outward Bound

components could include a

tree-tops walk, kayaking, rock

climbing, sailing and a solo challenge,

he didn’t know the course

details or in what order he would

face them.

Before he left one of his bigger

concerns was there would be

morning dips in the ocean, but

Waldron has since conquered

any uncertainties and followed

the dream.

He says the idea to take part

came from a fellow volunteer at

Foodbank Canterbury. Waldron

has been working for the charity

for about 18 months.

He has been appreciative too

that the cost of attending the

course, was provided by Ryman

Healthcare.

“I think if I’d done it on my

own I’d have possibly backed

out. Now I can’t back out. So a

big thank you to Ryman,” he

said.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Term 4 at

Papanui High

School

Whether you are wanting

to learn something new

to improve your fitness,

to challenge yourself, for

relaxation, or to master

a new skill Papanui High

School offers plenty of

choices for everyone

in their Term 4 Adult

Education Programme.

We offer a wide range of classes

such as cooking, crafts, languages,

fitness and photography etc . Our

tutors are well-qualified in their

chosen field and wanting to help make

your learning experience rewarding.

We are confident regardless of your

age, or interest, you will find a course

that will give you the opportunity

to extend your personal skills and

knowledge and meet some new

people in an enjoyable friendly

environment.

A new course on offer for Term 4

is Indian Cooking made easy. This

course is being taught by Radhika

Naidu and she will teach students

practical, easy and budget friendly

recipes along with techniques and

tips that will help you develop your

skills, instincts and palate to enable

you to cook Indian food in your

own kitchen. This hands on cooking

class is being held at Papanui High

School on a Thursday evening 7-9pm

for six weeks.

Our Term 4 classes begin week

of 19 October and a full list can

be found on our website https://

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categories for further information

and enrolment please email Barbara

Roper rpb@papanui.school.nz or

telephone our office on 03 352 0701.

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workshops starting in October will run

at venues in Christchurch including the

Philipstown Community Hub. Breads

from Somalia, Egypt, Iraq, Canada and

more will be baked and shared along

with stories and traditions from around

the globe.

Together Through Bread is a

collaborative project setup between

A Communal Loaf, Plains FM and

Canterbury Workers Educational

Association (CWEA) and co-created with

a diverse range of Ōtautahi-Christchurch

ethnic communities. Each workshop

will focus on celebrating a different

ethnic group and their cultural traditions

associated with bread and food as well

as providing a place for conversation,

discussion, learning, developing

understanding, and connection. The

workshops will be recorded as part

of a podcast series to be broadcast by

PlainsFM and are generously supported

by the Office of Ethnic Communities.

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Thursday October [Edition 1 datE] 2020 93

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Risingholme’s Adult and

Community Education Courses

for Term 4, 2020

Last chance to learn something new this year! We are still taking enrolments

for Term 4 courses at all our locations – Risingholme, Riccarton High School,

Christchurch Girls High School and Hornby High School.

In Term 4 Risingholme has over 90

courses on offer, ranging from Art & Craft,

Exercise, Wellbeing & Health, Fabric

Arts, Food & Cooking, Languages, Music,

Pottery and Wood Crafts. Check out our

website www.risingholme.org.nz.

We are excited to bring you two new

workshops and two new courses in Term 4.

• Fascinator for that Special Day. Join our

tutor, Beth Monk on 17 October to create a

fascinator to go with your outfit for race day

or for that special day you have coming up.

• Visual Merchandising for Social

Media. Do you post to Facebook,

Instagram or have a blog? Here’s your

opportunity to learn tips and tricks for

creating a range of displays to post on social

media.

• Personal Styling. Have you started to

think about your summer wardrobe and are

looking to update your style? Then we have

the course for you.

• Te Reo Māori Whānau Time. After

many enquiries we are pleased to offer a

course for parents/caregivers and their

tamariki/children to begin to learn Te Reo

Māori together. Be in quick as spaces are

limited.

Our full range of courses and their

locations can be viewed on our website

www.risingholme.org.nz If you have an

enquiry, please do not hesitate to email us

at info@risingholme.org.nz or telephone

the office on 03 332 7359.

Course brochures are available at the

Risingholme office and CCC public libraries.

Spaces are

limited in

some courses,

enrol now

and avoid

disappointment!

Adult and Community Education Term 4, 2020

Come learn with us

Risingholme Community Centre offers

a wide range of short courses, each term,

at a range of venues.

Risingholme Community Centre

Art (Creative Arts, Mixed Media, Watercolour, Painting with Acrylics, Drawing

& Sketching), Embroidery, Fabric & Craft Skills, Guitar, Pottery, Sewing Skills,

Upholstery, Using your Overlocker, Sewing Retreat, Yoga, Wood Sculpture,

Woodwork, Woodwork for Women, Zentangle, Fermented Foods, Te Reo

Maori, Patchwork and Quilting, NZ Sign Language, Dollmaking, Reiki,

Fascinator for that Special Day, Te Reo Maori Whanau Time, Mindfulness for

Health, Meditation for Beginners, Visual Merchandising for Social Media.

Christchurch Girls’ High School

Sewing Skills, Te Reo Maori, Watercolour Painting, Drawing & Sketching,

German Language, Painting with Acrylics, Spanish Language, NZ Sign

Language, Pattern Drafting.

Hornby High School

Sewing for Beginners, Te Reo Maori, NZ Sign Language.

Riccarton High School

Calligraphy, ESOL English Intermediate, Indian Cooking,

Italian Language, NZ Sign Language, Russian Language, Spanish for

Travellers, Te Reo Maori, Egyptian Cooking, Yoga, Photography Basic,

Photography Intermediate, Italian Cooking, Personal Styling.

Full details available on www.risingholme.org.nz

Risingholme office at 22 Cholmondeley Ave, Opawa, Chch

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SPORT

With Covid-19

restrictions eased,

hundreds of Canterbury

primary school students

were finally able to

test their sporting

prowess in their annual

winter tournament

last week. After two

postponements, about

1200 students were

involved in the event

which featured rugby,

football, netball and

hockey.

Results are available at

www.primarysports

canterbury.org.nz

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William Gallagher makes a strong run up the

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could finally be demolished in

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July – if the funding needed is

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Zealand Transport

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obtained.

repairs to the eastern part of the

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PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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

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

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Holmes is on a mission on to

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We are lifelong learners who

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Our school

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Our Ministry of Education-funded

school redevelopment is nearing

completion. This includes a

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Students have been looking

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sustainable. Next year we will

be a rubbish-free school with

a school orchard, gardens,

and chickens. Year 4 students

visited the Eco Sort depot to

see where our waste goes

and what can be recycled.

Celebrating

Matariki

We celebrated Matariki by

learning about its meaning and

how different cultures mark the

start of a new year. Our cultural

ambassadors helped younger

students make kites after

listening to the Seven Kites of

Matariki story.

Super sporting efforts

Term 3 was jam-packed with sporting opportunities. Students played

football, netball, rugby, and hockey against other schools in the winter

sports programme. Others enjoyed Kelly Sports at school. We held our

school cross country and some runners competed at zone level.

Year 5 camp

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I’m proud to call the Wigram electorate my home.

South West Christchurch is where I grew up and over the last nine years it’s been my privilege to represent

my local area. I have shown that I will always stand up for our people and communities. My experience and

commitment is proven in making sure our neighbourhoods achieve all their potential.

I am asking you to support me to continue as the MP for Wigram. I am also asking for you to party vote

Labour. Jacinda and the Labour team have led a decisive health response to COVID that put people first.

By protecting our health, we set New Zealand up for a strong economy recovery. We have a five point

rebuild plan that is about people, jobs, the future and supporting our businesses. This is already in motion.

Now is not the time to risk slowing down.

Authorised by Timothy Grigg, 160 Willis St, Wellington

Megan Woods

for Wigram


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The Wigram electorate is my home.

I am proud to represent the community I grew up in and that I call home. Our corner of Christchurch is

bursting with innovative businesses and communities. As your local MP, I make sure the views of our local

area are heard in Wellington.

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I am experienced in advocating behalf of locals and working closely with schools, community groups,

individuals and businesses. I have represented Wigram since 2011 as the local MP, and since 2017 I have

had the privilege of serving as the Minister of Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Energy and Resources,

Research, Science and Innovation, and Housing.

As a Minister in Government I make sure Wigram’s voice is heard.

Experienced

Let’s keep moving


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Approachable

Spending time with people in Wigram is so important to me.

From visiting local businesses and schools, to chatting with people at markets (or down at the

supermarket), or meeting people at the office. I am always available to listen to you. From these

conversations I work with people to find solutions to local problems from community safety to traffic

and parking, to local funding initiatives.

megan.woods@wigram.org.nz

labour.org.nz/meganwoods

/MeganWoodsWigram

/megancwoods

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moving

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