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• By Bea Gooding

HOURS OF practice has paid off

for young butcher Blair Wright.

The 18-year-old took top spot

at the ANZCO Foods (Asian

New Zealand Meat Company)

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Practice makes perfect for Blair

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: St Albans butcher Blair Wright who won the ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the

Year competition.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

Butcher Apprentice of the

Year competition, upper South

Island.

“I didn’t really expect it, it was

my first ever competition so I

was blown away. I couldn’t stop

smiling,” he said.

“I spent a lot of time after

work practising and brainstorming

ideas, and now that I

am through to the grand final

I will be focusing on the finer

details and getting my display

really polished.”

Wright is in his third year

of his apprenticeship at Peter

Timbs and said the support

of his mentor and boss, David

Timbs, was a driving force

behind his success.

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Long-time

business

another

casualty

at mall

• By Bea Gooding

PLANS TO regenerate Bishopdale

Village Mall may have come too

late for sports shop owner Tony

Ralfe.

The city council has agreed

on endorsing a plan to revitalise

the ageing mall following a

decline in tenancy due to nearby

competition and an increase of

non-commercial activity.

The Bishopdale Sports World

owner has been a long-time

tenant at the mall and is disappointed

to close his store after

more than 34 years.

“We’re just about to close as

well, so we won’t be here for too

much longer, we just haven’t been

able to sell the shop,” said Ralfe.

“It’s disappointing and is a

sign of the current times. We’ve

actually had more inquiries since

Covid-19 happened, but if we

were more successful then we

might have stayed open.”

Closing up shop was not a direct

result of Covid-19, he said, and although

the pandemic exacerbated

decreased demand, a decline in

business over the years pushed the

struggles over the edge.

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Bus lane works now complete

WORK TO improve bus journey

times along busy Main North Rd

has now finished.

Contractor City Care has been

working since the beginning of

the year to install a northbound

bus lane on Main North Rd

between Winston Ave and

Sawyers Arms Rd.

They had to temporarily

halt work during the Covid-19

lockdown which meant the

project has taken longer than

the six months originally

envisaged.

“The Covid-19 lockdown did

unfortunately cause some delays

but the contractors have now

largely completed the work,’’ said

city council transport planning

and delivery manager Lynette

Ellis.

“They have installed the

northbound bus lane, put in new

traffic lights at the intersection of

Main North Rd and Grassmere

St, and made layout changes to

the entrance of the Northlands

Shopping Centre.

“These changes should improve

the safety and efficiency

of the transport network and

make it easier for buses to travel

up and down Main North Rd,’’

said Ellis.

The new northbound bus lane

CONCLUSION: Construction on Main North Rd to make way for new bus lanes has now

finished, a few months after the original completion date due to delays caused by Covid-19.

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NO-STOPPING

No-stopping restrictions have

been approved on the south

side of Prestons Rd, between

the Hills Rd and Marshland

Rd intersections. The approval

follows requests from the

community to review safety

issues as pedestrians had to

traverse between parked cars

while walking in the area due to

their proximity to the footpath.

WASTEWATER RENEWALS

Construction has now started on

Onslow St to replace wastewater

pipes, which are part of the St

Albans Wastewater Renewal

Project. They are being replaced

because the existing wastewater

pipes have reached the end of

their service life. Vehicle access

to properties may be restricted.

The works are expected to be

completed by mid-October.

BUS STOP ADJUSTMENTS

Adjustments to improve bus

stop facilities at 60 Shirley Rd,

adjacent to Shirley Intermediate

School has now started. Works

include footpath replacement,

renewal of the bus stop shelter,

moving of the kerb and channel

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Bishopdale Pharmacy has been

in the heart of the Bishopdale

community for over 55 years.

We are proud to be genuinely

locally owned and operated by a

partnership of 3 women who have

a longstanding association with

both the Pharmacy and the local

community.

While Amanda (one of the three

pharmacist co-owners) has been

an owner for the last 11 years, she

technically has been involved for most

of the life of the Pharmacy. Her father,

Keith Nuttall, built the Pharmacy in

1965. Amanda and fellow co-owner

Maria bought into the pharmacy with

Keith in 2009. Maria’s association with

Bishopdale Pharmacy began much

earlier though when in 1997 she started

working there as a summer student

while studying Pharmacy. In 2016, Anna

joined the partnership with Amanda

and Maria, but she too has had a long

association with the Pharmacy, which

first began with her internship there in

2005.

Amanda, Maria and Anna are not

the only members of the Bishopdale

Pharmacy team who have been

providing outstanding care and advice

for their local community for so

many years. Yvonne, our Retail Team

Manager, will celebrate 50 years of

service next year.

Add to this the incredible members

of the team at Unichem Bishopdale

that regular patrons know – and that

goes some way to explaining the

warm, friendly and caring atmosphere

frequently commented on when people

are in the Pharmacy.

Given the connected ownership,

history and current team at Bishopdale

Pharmacy, it is not surprising that the

vibe and atmosphere of the Pharmacy

is not the only aspect that customers

and patients value. The knowledge,

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Cutting skills on show

• From page 1

He spent many hours

with his mentor to practice

breaking down cuts and

timed himself to beat the

two-hour mark.

The competition saw the

upper South-Island’s top

butchers put their boning,

trimming, slicing and

dicing skills to the test by

breaking down a size 20

chicken, a whole pork leg

and a beef short loin into

a display of value-added

products at speed.

Wright will now be gunning

for first place at the

grand final in Auckland

in November where they

will further showcase their

cutting skills, creativity

and knowledge of the trade

against the best in the

country.

The competition helps to

raise the butchering standards

in the country.

“I’m feeling super excited

and keen to showcase my

skills to the rest of New

Zealand,” he said.

The 18-year-old is a keen

hunter and the hobby helps

him have a better understanding

of each animal,

which was a motivator

behind his decision to enter

the industry.

MARK ARNEIL

KEEN: Blair Wright wants to branch out into the

home-kill industry once he has mastered the art

of butchery.

Many people preferred a

ribeye, he said, but in

his mind, the tenderness

and versatility of the

beef sirloin were why he

believed it was the superior

cut above all.

Aside from butchery,

playing the drums and

guitar kept him occupied

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Resident of St.Albans, 58 and married with three children.

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PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

when he had a moment to

himself.

“Everyone is going to

need a butcher in their lives

at some point,” he said.

“I have a year and a half

left of my apprenticeship,

but I’m quite keen to

branch out to the home-kill

industry later on.”

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Lack of customers close businesses

• From page 1

“We need action rather than

talk and we need more retail

people. There was meant to be

a health hub which was due to

open this year, but that’s been

changed to 2021 now,” he said.

“I don’t know how that will go

but that will certainly help bring

more people to the mall.”

Businesses at the mall are

calling for more retail stores, the

realisation of a health hub, and

more community-led projects

as possible options towards its

regeneration.

A complicated ownership and

holding structure of land in

and around the mall deterred

redevelopment and normal

commercial revitalisation from

occurring.

The city council and the

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board will now

work with anchor tenants on

small-scale revitalisation and to

develop an investment case to see

what more can be done, and at

what cost.

Unichem Bishopdale Pharmacy

co-owner Maria McIntyre

said she would like to see something

that was unique to the

mall, such as a novel boutique

theatre.

“Things that bring people together,

such as families or retired

people to gather would be really

nice, such as a community hub,

or having more retail offerings

like electronic devices where

people don’t have to go further

afield,” she said.

Bishop Brothers Public House

owner Mark Pearce believes the

mall will become a destination.

“I think it’s going to be a destination

for dining, and people will

be coming here for a reason. Why

don’t we have lots of different

types of restaurants where people

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can sit outside that’s done in a way

where its sheltered from the wind

and keeps the heat in,” he said.

The owner of Stitch In Time,

who did not want to be named,

was another casualty of the

LEGACY:

Bishopdale

Sports World

owner Tony

Ralfe is

disappointed

to permanently

close his store

after more than

34 years.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN

mall’s decline and also had to

permanently close last November

due to a lack of customers.

“The mall does need a good rejuvenation.

It needs more things

for the children to bring in parents,

like a covered place where

children can play – that would’ve

done me really well especially for

my business.”

Decisions about when to carry

out this work will form part of

the city council’s Long Term

Plan 2021-2031 decision making

process.

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

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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

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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

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categories for further information

and enrolment please email Barbara

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workshops starting in October will run

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Philipstown Community Hub. Breads

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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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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

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the eastern suburbs start to

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aspirations for the area come to

fruition.

During October’s local body

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

as one of her main priorities for

this term.

“We need a fully integrated

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

the eastern alliance, which

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Views on

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celebrate

sought

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Authorised by Ge ry Brownl e MP,

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

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MP for Ilam

283 Gr ers Road Bryndwr,

Christchurch

ilam@parliament.govt.nz

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RESIDENTS MOST affected by

the new Northern Motorway are

Connecting Your Community relieved to hear the Christchurch

Northern Corridor opening has

been delayed by six months.

The CNC was due to open in

the middle of this year, but last

week the New

Zealand Trans-

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Ge ry Brownl e

MP for Ilam

283 Gr ers Road Bryndwr,

Christchurch

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Funded by the Parliamentary Service.

Authorised by Ge ry Brownl e MP,

Parliament Buildings, We lington.

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Connecting Your Community

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THE earthquake-damaged

former Sockburn Service Centre

could finally be demolished in

July – if the funding needed is

obtained.

port Agency

It comes as the

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

time was needed

to complete the

Community

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

The original

submission to

scope of the

the city council’s

Readers respond

Chance to

would essentially be an alliance

Helpless to

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

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

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.

Page 8

Page 17 But chief executive Dawn

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

thankful” for the delay.

her achieve her dreams.

Page 3

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Page 11 said the final submission is yet to

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

Baxendale said any request to

her achieve her dreams.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

pursue a specific project in the

“The community will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated,

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, be completed but it was likely the

east would have to be agreed

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

upon by council.

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia

effects of this motorway for six

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia in how things worked, often country to participate in the

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

City councillors are yet to pass

Holmes is on a mission to

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

Holmes is on a mission to taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the Main South Rd, has been a source

and maths.

The former service centre, on

Gymnastics, which opened its doors to pupils while the school was closed due to fire damage.

on any guidance to staff around

make a difference in the world.

decisions are made to put our

them back together.

make a difference in the world. them back together.

•Story, more photos, page 5

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN this, she said.

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community first, then there is no

That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders news from her mother.

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of tension for years with residents

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relief,” he said.

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second round of crowdfunding,

need help.

“It’s very early days and I

which is planned to start on

“I’m not sure how needed that

think that we are just looking

it will be because most of the supermarkets

are providing online

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at how we respond to the virus.

The public will decide whether

DEDICATED: Dave Bryce is passionate about gardening as it is sustainable and promotes healthy eating.

GIRL BOSS: Julia Holmes wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help For us, it’s about responsiveness

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programme next month,

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help,” she said.

the worst happens.

Network] are about, that’s why tricky if the supermarkets stop

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until the Covid-19 outbreak is

The fifteen-year-old has That passion has landed her designed to mentor the

news from her mother.

Mrs Hodder said there is no “I just think anything to help we exist.

working and things like that, and

to the Covid-19 crisis.

Pleasant resident, who is also award for Best Sustainability

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Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

le ter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

The city council is proposing

an average rates increase of 4.65

per cent acro s all ratepayers in

this year’s Draft Annual Plan

which is cu rently under public

consultation until April 5 and

wi l be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the current environment it’s

clear business as usual is not

appropriate and the council

needs to look at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

freeze to occur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

Ms Dalziel said the las thing

the city council needed was for

someone to hi the panic bu ton.

“Calm heads must and wi l

prevail,” she said.

“Our residents and busine ses

will be depending on us to

make adjustments, and we wi l,

however, we wi l need advice

on the impacts on a l aspects of

in CDHB

spotlight

– page 4

the council’s budget, which is urchNZ, the Canterbury Employers’

Chamber of Commerce

not entirely funded by rates, and

the consequences that wi l flow and other key players so we are

from decisions we make. best prepared for the economic

“The Annual Plan is not challenges that lie ahead.” she said.

signed off for three months so City council chief executive

we have time to ge this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

A the same time, the council zero rates rise out.

is meeting with our economic “We’re considering a series of

development agency, Christch-

options in light of the extraordinary

circumstances related to the economy in response to the

Covid-19. We wi l discu s these Covid-19 pandemic.

options with elected members The biggest boost is $5.1

as we develop the Annual Plan,” bi lion towards wage subsidies

for affected busine ses in a l

The push from city counci lors sectors and regions.

for a freeze on rates rises comes •Tips for weathering virus, p3

shortly after Minister of Finance

•Mayor’s column, p9

Grant Robertson announced

a $12.1 bi lion package to aid •From the editor’s desk, p10

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zero per cent rates increase

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ACTION: Six city counci lors including

Catherine Chu, Sam MacDonald (top right),

James Daniels (above left) and Aaron

Keown have ca led on Mayor Lianne Dalziel

to lead a conversation on how to achieve a

zero per cent rates increase this year.

Consent

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RAY WHITE PAPANUI NEWS

How Long Does it Take to Sell a Home?

“I generally like to advise sellers to think about a twelve

week process from start to finish”

Lead in:

Factor in some lead-in time including interviewing agents,

completing paperwork, finding your EQC documents,

preparing your home for photos, and the upcoming building

report (i.e finishing any maintenance jobs on the list). This

can be approximately one to four weeks of preparation

depending on how organised you are and how ready your

home can be.

Campaign time:

Consider two to three weeks for a deadline sale campaign,

with another two to three weeks on average for the due

diligence to be included. If you decide to do an Auction

then it is a three and a half to four week process with the

difference being your outcome is an unconditional sale

without any due diligence to factor in.

Settlement (key handover date):

This, on average, can be two to six weeks from the date of

confirmation (unconditional).

Altogether, I generally advise sellers to factor in a twelve

week process from start to finish.

To give you some perspective on this, there are 16 weeks

between the 1st of September and Christmas day so if you

launch to market in the very first week of September you

would on average be moving at the end of November all

going to plan.

I have sold properties right up to the last official working

day of the year which is no problem but if in the back of

your mind a pre-Christmas sale is the plan then please get

in contact so we can start preparing now. A well planned

sale ahead of time definitely can take some of the stress out

of the process!

Work to an estimated

12 week process

from start to finish

Vanessa Golightly,

Business Owner

and Licensee Agent

Ray White Papanui

027 664 9292

Vanessa Golightly

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 664 9292

Claire Morris

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 662 4822

Stuart Morris

Licensee Agent

& Auctioneer

027 422 6395

Katrina Green

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Auction Success!

After being on the market for

only two weeks, my owners

of 38 Toorak Avenue received

a pre-auction offer (cash and

unconditional) at an acceptable

level. This meant we needed

to bring the Auction forward.

We had a second interested

buyer so we ended up with

two bidders resulting in

us achieving an additional

$42,000 from the original pre-

Auction offer. Some people

say AUCTIONS don’t work but

you can’t argue with brilliant

outcomes like this!

3/11 Division Street, Riccarton

Vanessa Golightly

Tracy Thomson

Licensee Salesperson

027 440 3035

Ashleigh Pattullo

Licensee Salesperson

027 865 9672

Tania Ikin

Licensee Salesperson

022 509 2755

Olivia Hendry

Executive Assistant

To discuss which strategy

might be right for your

upcoming sale call me today, I

look forward to hearing from

you ~ Tracy.

Tracy Thomson,

Licensee

Salesperson

027 440 3035

38 Toorak Avenue, Avonhead

Tracy Thomson and Tania Ikin

Bronwyn Corps

Administrator

Estelle Schuurman

Property Manager

Feature Properties

Allie McConnell

Property Management

Assistant

Joy Coughlan

Mortgage Broker

027 223 3572

4 Westmont Street, Ilam

Vanessa Golightly

119 Harris Crescent, Papanui

Vanessa Golightly

206 Cannon Hill Crescent, Mt Pleasant

Tracy Thomson

Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui

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