Southern View: October 22, 2020

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Another school

calls for additional

road safety

Elijah loses locks

for alopecia

fundraiser

• By Bea Gooding

AFTER MIGRATING from a

small town in India to building

a life in Christchurch for the

last 17 years, Sunita Gautam

Page 3

Page 6

Gautam’s determination pays off

PRIDE: Sunita Gautam wants to improve the state of Linwood Village as the newly-elected Central Ward

representative of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

believes it’s her time to give

back.

A determination to serve

her community has paid off,

as she has now been elected

to represent the Central

Ward in the Linwood-

Central-Heathcote Community

Board.

Last week’s by-election results

saw Gautam receiving 958 votes

for the seat, over candidates

Celeste Donovan, Clive Antony,

Paul Lonsdale, Wayne Hawker,

Faimeh Burke and John

Stringer.

• Turn to page 5

School

apologises

for lack of

zone

consultation

• By Bea Gooding

A SCHOOL has apologised

for its lack of consultation over

a proposal to change its zone

following accusations from

parents the rules weren’t followed.

Somerfield School has been

required by the Ministry of

Education to reduce the size

of its zone due to risks of

overcrowding.

Current and prospective parents

met with the school’s board

of trustees last week to discuss the

rationale behind the proposal and

whether community consultation

was sufficient.

They claimed the school did not

send letters to affected households

and objected to most aspects of

the plan.

A prospective Somerfield

parent who did not want to be

named appreciated the steps the

school was taking to ensure all

voices were heard but was still

concerned about the proposal.

“They did a good job of

explaining themselves. They

apologised for not consulting

more and regret that they didn’t,”

he said.

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Thursday October 22 2020 3

School fears for pupils’ safety on roads

• By Bea Gooding

ANOTHER SCHOOL says it

fears for the safety of its pupils

following an increase in traffic

and dangerous driving in the

area.

Provisions for safer access

to Knights Stream School in

Halswell are being sought for

children walking, biking or

scootering to school, due to a rise

in traffic caused by the Southern

Motorway.

It comes after Hornby High and

Halswell School revealed they were

also experiencing the same issues

due to growing traffic volumes and

speeding drivers.

The city council recently

installed improvements nearby

Knights Stream School, such as

road markings and speed signs.

But principal Mike Molloy believes

more needs to be done to

mitigate the issue.

The school is on Richmond

Ave and is connected to John

Paterson Drive, which opens up

to the motorway.

Molloy said vehicles passing

nearby the school often struggle

to slow down as they come from

the 100km/h zone into a 40km/h

speed limit zone.

“Kids aren’t predictable and

they’re not as good at judging a

vehicle’s speed,” he said.

“They don’t always look, so

we’re making sure we do work

on road safety, and parents are

supporting their children in

making good decisions.

“We’re trying to be preventative

rather than reactive.”

The school, through the

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board, requested

the city council address a

number of concerns regarding

the safety of children.

Molloy said the volume of traffic

has already increased and is

expected to rise.

The school wants a 30km/h

speed limit and a raised platform

outside of the campus. It also

wants cameras to catch speeding

vehicles, a pedestrian crossing,

and more signs to remind

driver’s about their behaviour.

Buses parked outside the

school also cause visibility issues

when vehicles are turning right

from Killarney Ave and the

school wants the bus stop to be

PROVISIONS:

Knights Stream

School principal

Mike Molloy

is concerned

increased traffic

in the area is

endangering

the lives of

pupils walking

or biking to

school.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN

moved across the road to the

Knights Stream Park car park.

A lack of street lighting at

night is also a concern for children

passing through the area,

and Molloy hopes lights can be

installed.

“We’re a community school, so

when we’re not here people are

still safe when they’re coming

to use the facilities after school

and during the weekend, not just

when the school’s operating,” he

said.

Molloy noticed improvements

when extra signage was installed

recently by the city council,

but was concerned a new speed

bump at the intersection of Richmond

Ave and John Paterson

Drive was not raised enough.

“It’s not sufficient, as it

stands, to mitigate the issue as

it’s only a slight bump. You could

probably hit 80km/h over it fine,”

he said.

City council transport operations

manager Steffan Thomas

said additional 40km/h signage,

road markings and a kea crossing

already outside the school

were considered to be sufficient

provision. Relocating the bus

stop was not desirable, and the

new speed bump in question was

recently modified to better slow

vehicles down.

“Relocating the bus stop into

the car park would result in

more pedestrians and typically

more children needing to cross

the road. However, staff will

investigate the visibility concerns

raised,” Thomas said.

“The developer has recently

modified the platform by

shortening the ramps to slow

vehicles on approach. It had been

designed to accommodate buses

which require the ramp to be

slightly gentler than a platform

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Thursday October 22 2020 5

Call for a delay to changes

• From page 1

“I think they made the best of

it with what they have to work

with. I can understand but I don’t

think it’s good enough. They said

they were just following ministry

guidelines, but that’s a bit of a

cop-out.

“Being sorry doesn’t solve the

problem.”

Concerns raised over the

proposal saw some homes in

the western boundary missing

out due to streets being split in

half, particularly on Conway St,

Stanbury Ave, Roberta Drive and

Rose St.

Longer travel distances for

some students and an overlap

into other school zones were also

main objections.

Board of trustees chairwoman

Stephanie Muller said it was not

a requirement for the school to

do letter drops in the community

but acknowledged there was

room for improvement.

She said the school’s consultation

process included sending

letters to 15 local schools in

the area, 20 early childhood

providers, an advertisement in

a September issue of Southern

View, as well as emails and letters

to the school community from

August 17.

“The board acknowledges this

is an emotional and contentious

issue for families,” she said.

“While you can always do

more, we do feel confident

that we have done our best to

genuinely seek feedback and we

were very open to considering all

submissions that we received.

“As a board, we are just following

the process set out by the

ministry.”

Parents were wanting the

consultation process – which

closed on September 25 – to be

extended until the beginning of

next year, for no zone reductions

to the western boundary,

and further reductions to the

northern boundary extending to

Milton St.

Muller said parents understood

why the changes were not possible

because it would overcrowd

schools nearby, such as Addington

School.

The board has instead asked

the MoE to delay the proposed

changes, which takes effect next

year.

Said Muller: “The board will

recommend to the ministry that

the change does not take effect

until term 1 2022.

“The additional time will allow

the families affected to continue

to plan to attend Somerfield next

year, and we look forward to

welcoming them then.”

The ministry’s decision will

be revealed at the next board of

trustees meeting on October 30.

Passion for people

• From page 1

Gautam is looking forward to

the journey ahead and is taking

over the position after the death

of long-serving community

board member and former city

councillor Sally Buck.

“I’m excited, this is just the

beginning. I’m really proud of

the Central Ward,” she said.

“I really want to thank the

people of central Christchurch

for seeing beyond my skin colour.

I’m grateful for the opportunity

and I will not let them down.”

Her vision for the ward includes

making it a place where

everyone felt safe, valued and

had a sense of belonging.

“We also need to sort out

parking for residents, unhosted

home-share accommodation and

footpaths and roads.”

A major focus was on encouraging

more civic participation in

her ward as she identified a lack

of engagement and education on

what a community board can do

for residents.

The recent by-election saw a

23.46 per cent voter turnout, and

33.43 per cent at the local elections

last year.

“Engagement – it’s what is

lacking and it’s a frustration.

I want to make sure the community

understands the process

as people have no idea what the

structure is,” she said.

“Like if people want to move

a tree on their street, you need

to go through the community

board. Most of the time the

process isn’t clear to the public.”

She also wanted to prioritise

taking steps to ensure Linwood

Village gets a revamp and becomes

a safer place to be in.

Gautam moved from Shaktinagar

(UP) – a small Indian town

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decades ago after an arranged

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Open day to

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THE CITY’S recycling facility is

opening its doors on October 31

for a behind-the-scenes look at

how it operates.

Visitors to the Parkhouse Rd

facility in Sockburn, which is

normally off-limits to the public,

will get up close to a recycling

truck and learn about how the

contents of their yellow bins are

managed.

“EcoSort processes 25-tonnes

of yellow bin contents an hour,”

city council resource recovery

manager Ross Trotter said.

“But a lot of our trucks are

being contaminated and have to

go to landfill because we can only

recycle if we have the correct

items in the yellow bin.

“So now is the perfect opportunity

for people to learn

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right things in your wheelie

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understanding how the recycling

process works from start to finish.”

Trotter said by taking the time

to put only the right items in

your yellow bin, “you’re helping

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Elijah loses locks for alopecia fundraiser

• By Bea Gooding

ELIJAH ATKINS-Van der

Knaap is on a mission to raise

awareness of a skin disease

resulting in permanent hair loss,

losing his curly blonde locks in

the process.

Nearly 150 students, staff and

family members gathered at

Ngutuawa School to watch the

nine-year-old have his hair cut

down to 2.5cm, after growing it

for about two-and-a-half years

in support of people with alopecia

in New Zealand.

Fundraising for Alopecia NZ,

Elijah donated more than $300

to the charity. His hair was sent

to Freedom Wigs in Dunedin

to make into a wig for alopecia

patients.

Said his mother, Wendy

Atkins: “It’s so humbling and

brings a tear to my eye. He is so

kind and felt strongly that some

children also have alopecia and

the awareness and funds are going

to a fantastic cause.”

Atkins said Elijah wanted to

raise awareness about alopecia

as not many people knew about

the disease, which causes permanent

hair loss.

Hair loss fundraisers were

usually directed towards cancer

patients, she said.

“When it’s gone, it’s gone

forever – this was one of the

AMBITION: Ngutuawa School student Elijah Atkins-Van der Knaap, 9, shaved his long,

blonde locks to raise money and awareness for alopecia patients. ​

phrases that spoke to us the

loudest,” she said.

“So after looking online, there

wasn’t much about alopecia

and there wasn’t really have a

collection day, like Daffodil Day,

and it’s kind of hidden during

Blue September, that now has a

strong focus on men’s health and

prostate cancer.”

For his efforts, he was

awarded a “beautiful certificate”

and a book.

“He’s super stoked and so

humble. I’m sure that’s not the

end though, this story may continue

for Elijah,” said Atkins.

Going through another hot

summer with long hair will not be

a problem for Elijah now that his

locks were not getting in the way.

Said Atkins: “Elijah loves his

short hair; easy washing and

fast drying and best of all . . . he

doesn’t need to have it brushed.

And he has been such a champ,

he is a little shy and sheepish but

very informative in the same

token. He loved the crazy hair

day at school and that everyone

watched him have his big cut.”

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Once again, the New Zealand educational curriculum is

in the firing line – and it is perhaps hard to argue that it

shouldn’t be.* On the all-important international stage, the

latest data from PISA, the Programme for International

Student Assessment, indicates our Kiwi kids are on the

slide. The downward trend in results over the last decade

shows a lost equivalent of three to six terms of schooling in

the key subjects of Reading, Maths and Science.

This is despite a 32% increase in per-child spending since

2001 and, in Christchurch at least, the construction of

purpose-built modern learning environments deliberately

designed to foster the national curriculum’s child-centred

orthodoxy.

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learning. How could they now be! But let’s not throw the

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IT literacy is taught, not assumed, and computer use is

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Encourage birds back into the city

Heathcote River

health

I HAVE been thinking of trees

this week.

There have been very few

times when as a member of

the Spreydon-Cashmere Community

Board I haven’t thought

about trees one way or another.

Trees are probably the third

most raised topic in the community

after water and traffic and

roads. Everyone loves a tree but

at times many of us are inclined

to have a word or two about

their leaves, their roots, their

placement and whether they are

native/endemic to Aotearoa New

Zealand or exotic.

With the winds we have been

having recently trees have been

badly damaged in several of our

parks and reserves and I have

sent in one or two SnapSend-

Solves to the city council requesting

a clean-up of enormous

branches and split trunks lying

on the ground where children

may have been playing the day

before. You will have seen some

damaged trees too.

I often look at trees in our

parks and reserves and think of

their possible history. Were the

lombardy poplars planted by or

for returning soldiers from the

World War 1 battles in Italy to

remind them of their time there.

From the board

Karolin Potter, chair

Were the oaks and elms and

beeches similarly reflecting time

spent in the United Kingdom

around the same time.

Many of these trees would live

Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

BIRD CALL: There are groups of people in Christchurch

planting endemic trees to encourage bellbirds, tui,

kereru and the rest to come to town.

hundreds of years in their

home on the other side of

the world but will live only

decades in New Zealand because

our winters are not cold enough

to give the trees their proper

rest.

When I first came on the

board we used to talk a lot about

planting a native tree pathway

from Banks Peninsula into town

to encourage our birds and

other fauna to return to the city.

Other New Zealand cities have

great populations of our native

birds in their neighbourhoods

with Wellington leading the

way in restoring populations of

native birds that we in Christchurch

never see.

I am so envious when I hear

an interview in Wellington

on radio drowned out by the

squawk of a kaka. I am thrilled

to know that we have groups of

local people planting endemic

trees to encourage bellbirds,

tui, kereru and the rest to come

to town and that that effort is

supported by the Summit Road

Society and all the other groups

who are working so hard to

make the Port Hills predatorfree.

You can’t do much better than

planting a tree for your children

and their children unless its

also putting a well serviced

and humane trap in your back

garden if you live on the river or

the hills.

A RECENT newspaper article

highlighted the poor water quality

of Christchurch’s urban rivers.

The Ōpāwaho Heathcote River

scored the worst for sediment,

zinc and copper, according to a

city council report.

The report showed a lack of progress

made in dealing with these

contaminants.

Jenny Webster-Brown noted,

“city residents should take more

responsibility” for the health of

the river.

The Ōpāwaho Heathcote

River Network is an organisation

working with community groups

to advocate for the continued

improvement of the river.

The recent World Rivers

Day and World Fish Migration

Day celebration had a huge

community response. It brought

together community groups,

councils and businesses involved

in river care.

People saw how they can make

a difference. A co-ordinated

approach between tangata

whenua, local government and

the community is essential.

Community engagement and

involvement is a powerful tool to

institute change. – Annabelle

Hasselman, chair Ōpāwaho

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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

Readers respond

Chance to

would essentially be an alliance

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

rebranding

in style the whole area bit by bit and

systematically get the work

done,” she said during the

Page 8

campaign.

Page 17 But chief executive Dawn

Baxendale said any request to

pursue a specific project in the

east would have to be agreed

upon by council.

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

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on any guidance to staff around

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SPREYDON residents are

• By Devon Bolger

preparing to help members of

Boats, Caravans, their community if they are

ANY DECISION on helping people

forced to self-isolate because of

who may struggle to Motorhomes

pay their rates

Covid-19.

will come from the Government,

Expressions of interest sought Spreydon to Neighbourhood

the district council says.

rent covered and open space

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in

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Said district

Sonya Hodder got behind the

council the above chief proposed centre based

idea after one of its members

executive in I Zone David Park Rolleston.

posted asking if residents are

Ward: “(We) will

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by dropping off

government

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relation to fifnancial

assistance

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with the idea and so I agreed that

Mr Ward said it is still too early

we should use our Facebook page

to tell exactly what assistance the

as an avenue if anybody does

community will need.

need help.

“It’s very early days and I

“I’m not sure how needed that

think that we are just looking

it will be because most of the supermarkets

are providing online

at how we respond to the virus.

For us, it’s about responsiveness

delivery and things like that but

to the central government

it’s just hard to know how it’s going

to pan out.

guidelines, the safety of staff

and the safety of our communities.”

“I just think they [people] just

need to let us know what they

It follows calls from

need and we’ll do our best to

Christchurch city councillors to

help,” she said.

stop rates increases in response

Mrs Hodder said there is no

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