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Concern

over future

of lodge

Artist inspired

from impact

of Covid-19

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Redwood

woman’s

dedication

to young

earns award

KARLA GUERIN’S dedication

towards building resilience and

confidence in young people has

been recognised at the Graeme

Dingle Foundation Excellence

Awards.

The Redwood resident

received the outstanding

programme co-ordinator

award for making the most

significant contribution

to a school or community

programme.

Guerin co-ordinates the

foundation’s Kiwi Can

programme, a life skills and

values programme delivered

to primary and intermediate

school students.

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• By Bea Gooding

PLANS TO install an extra

transport lane on Cranford St

have not been supported by the

Papanui-Innes Community

Board.

The board decided last week to

instead endorse the current design

between Innes Rd and Berwick

St, which includes road widening

and intersection improvements

for pedestrians, cyclists and all

road users.

The options considered to

further mitigate predicted traffic

increases due to the Christchurch

Northern Motorway included a

clearway, a high occupancy vehicle

lane or a bus lane.

The city council will now take

the board’s recommendation into

account to make a final decision

on the street’s operational layout

within the next month.

This comes following calls

from the community to

prioritise the lane for public

transport, with fears that cars

were being prioritised over

the community leading up to

motorway opening.

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Residents concerned over future of lodge

• By Sally Murphy

RESIDENTS IN Papanui’s

Erica St say a boarding house

for 75 people would change the

dynamic of the community.

Erica Lodge Ltd has applied for

resource consent from the city

council to convert an existing

rest home on the street into a

boarding house.

But those who live nearby are

concerned the transformation

will bring a lot more cars and

a different demographic to the

street.

The lodge owner, Greg Nell, he

understood why residents have

concerns, but they would not be

realised.

“We run boarding houses

in Auckland and one in Hamilton

so this isn’t new for us,” he

said.

“We don’t accept everybody

and anybody, we have measures

in place to ensure we have the

right tenants.”

Nine residents are giving

submissions at a Resource

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over the application. A decision

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both of which have never had a

problem.

“They’ve actually written letters

in support of our application,

we’ve never had opposition like

this before.”

Nell said he was happy to show

anyone with concerns around

the property.

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not deem him “affected”.

“The community is really concerned

so we’ve all got together

to try and take action.”

Buchanan said when the property

was run as a rest home it

could hold about 57 people.

He wants the council to restrict

the number of residents to 36.

“There are 36 rooms on the

property with ensuites so we

think 36 residents is a better

number.

“This is a low-density housing

area so the boarding house needs

to match that – a boarding house

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with 75 people would be better

suited in a high-density housing

area like the central city.”

To go from 57 residents who

didn’t have cars to 75 younger

people was a complete change of

use of the property, Buchanan

said.

“We had no problems with

the elderly residents, they were

quiet, lived mainly inside the

facility and were nice to interact

with.”

He said the impact on the

community would change.

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people there could be upwards

of 50 cars, most of which will be

parked in the street.”

Buchanan said Nell comparing

the lodge in Christchurch to the

other ones he runs was not fair.

“He is trying to compare vehicle

use in his Auckland facilities

with those in Christchurch

- people in Auckland are used

to using public transport and if

they live in the city, most likely

don’t own cars. Most people in

Christchurch own a car.

“You have to compare apples

with apples.”

Buchanan felt the city council

could have handled the situation

better.

“They’ve excluded a significant

amount of the community –

the elderly have been excluded

because most of the information

is online, and there are a few

people in the community who

don’t have English as their first

language and all of the information

is in English.”

The city council said having

a boarding house for 75 people

in a low-density housing area

was not permitted under the

district plan, hence the need for

the proposal to be considered

through a resource consent

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Risk design will fail

• From page 1

St Albans resident Mark

Wilson was satisfied with the

board’s decision not to consider

a clearway for any future

changes to the road but was still

disappointed with the outcome.

“I’m disappointed

that

we’re still not

making a

commitment

to investing

in public

transport. But

Mark Wilson

at least what

we’re doing by

not opening a

clearway is not facilitating more

traffic,” he said.

“We’re appreciative that the

clearway wasn’t approved, but

it’s not an outright win for the

community because we haven’t

seen the traffic demand management

solutions we were looking

for.”

Even though a bus lane was no

longer on the cards, which they

preferred, Wilson said the community

was looking forward to

some certainty.

“The key thing is they need

certainty, they’re getting pretty

tired of this,” he said.

“They’re sick of consultations

when everyone feels like there’s

an ulterior motive, so that’s

why we wanted the community

board to provide some certainty

and to make a decision.”

Supported by the board, periodic

traffic monitoring will take

place to measure the impact the

new motorway was having on

the community once completed.

A report by city council staff

said there was a risk that the

current design will fail to accommodate

all traffic, resulting

in more than 30 per cent traffic

increases through local streets.

If traffic exceeds more than

30 per cent, then a clearway or

managed lane option will be

explored.

Board chairwoman Emma

Norrish said the current design

was endorsed because it offered

flexibility to quickly make

changes to the road layout in the

future if it does not manage traffic

sufficiently.

“For me, it made sense to wait

and see what the traffic does

when the motorway opens first.

If changes do need to be made

then the planning’s already been

done and decisions can be made

and implemented faster,” she

said.

She believed community

feedback was considered and

that the design was enough to

manage traffic levels.

“If we were putting cars

before the community then

we would’ve put the clearway

option in.”

Positive child development

one of foundation’s goals

• From page 1

She accepted the award on

behalf of the organisation’s

Kiwi Can team, who work with

rangatahi on the front lines.

“They are the ones who are

face-to-face with the students

each day. They are the ones

that were there for them the

day of the shootings when

most of our schools went into

lockdown. They stayed in their

schools until all students were

back with their carers and safe,”

she said.

Kiwi Can is an all-inclusive,

12-month weekly programme

at schools across Christchurch

and is split into two parts –

weekly lessons and an annual

community

project.

Both are aimed at making

an impact, with themes having

direct links to positive child

development by engaging

students, reducing bullying

and truancy, and improves

communication skills.

“As I visit our 19 schools, I see

the big smiles on the children’s

faces. I get to see the evidence

first hand of how it impacts so

many lives of so many incredible

children who all deserve to be

loved.

‘The ethos of our

foundation is focused

on helping young New

Zealanders overcome

obstacles.’

– Sir Graeme Dingle

“No matter what challenges

they face in life, what they have

inside them is greater than any

obstacle,” Guerin said.

Sir Graeme Dingle said

this year’s awards, at a time

when Covid-19 changed lives,

showcased what the foundation

was all about.

“The ethos of our foundation

is focused on helping young New

Zealanders overcome obstacles.

We want them to have a life full

of possibilities so they can achieve

their dreams and make the most

of their unique talents. We want

to help them make a contribution

to society.”

• Hornby High School student

Jaleel Aratuara-Collins was also

an award winner, receiving the

Project K Excellence Award for

her outstanding achievements

when overcoming difficult

obstacles at the Graeme Dingle

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Awards.


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Thursday October 22 2020 5

Squash club seeks further funds

• By Avneesh Vincent

BURNSIDE Squash Club

needs another $60,000

to upgrade its changing

room.

THe club has received a

$60,000 grant from New

Zealand Community

Trust for the work. But it’s

only half of what the club

needs, said president Deb

Salisbury.

THe club had applied for

$120,000.

Salisbury said the

changing room was as old

as the building which was

built 50 years ago.

“When you look up

the ceiling of the room,

you can see the exposed

pipes. So not particularly

attractive,” she said.

THe club would now

be seeking to raise the

$60,000 it needs for the

upgrade which could

include fundraising, and

FUNDRAISING: Deb Salisbury hopes upgrading

rooms will attract new members to the

Burnside Squash Club.

a loan that members

would pay off through

subscriptions.

At present, the club has

one toilet each for men

and women with shower

facilities.

THe additional funding

would help with total

expenses like covering the

overhead pipes while other

upgrades would include

an extra women’s toilet, a

men’s urinal, improving

the shower, and replacing

the hot water cylinder.

Aside from health and

safety concerns. She said

the complete makeover of

the changing room to suit

“modern requirements”

would help increase

membership, as the room

looked quite outdated.

Salisbury said that the

upgrade was not possible

until they received the full

amount.

Plans for the upgrade

start early January next

year and would take two

months to complete.

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Artist takes inspiration from impact of Covid-19

• By Bea Gooding

DARRYN GEORGE believes

the world needs a little bit more

innocence.

The Christ’s College head of

art’s painting, Mara #26, represents

the beauty and joy of the

world and has been recognised at

this year’s Wallace Art Awards.

The competition celebrates the

country’s best visual artists and

is one of the largest and most

distinguished of its kind in New

Zealand.

Placed second out of more

than 650 entries, he was awarded

$22,000 in lieu of a residential

placement at the British School

at Rome next year.

George’s plans to study at the

prestigious art school may have

been dashed due to Covid-19,

but that has not stopped the art

teacher from revelling in his

achievement.

“I was very humbled and I

wasn’t expecting to win [the

award]. To be amongst the finalists

was an amazing honour,”

said the Bryndwr resident.

“This year felt like my work

was heading in a really good

direction, so it was the right time

to enter and test the waters.”

George was inspired to bring

joy to people through art following

the negative impact the

Covid-19 pandemic has had on

the world.

The bright colours of the oil

pastel and acrylic on canvas

painting were used to represent

the innocence of the Garden of

Eden.

The “crowd” of people in

the foreground of the painting

looked on to the scene of innocence,

“yearning” to see what

was on the other side.

“It grew out of watching the

news seeing so many bad stories

and the brokenness of the

world,” he said.

“The idea of it is to go back to

the Garden of Eden and its innocence

before the fall. I started

to think about the beauty and

purity of what that used to be,

and what it would look like from

a child’s perspective.

“I used, colour, crayons and

pastels as a child would to get

across the idea of beauty and

joy.”

George has always been drawn

to painting and prefers the

method over the likes of other

mediums such as photography

and sculpture, which were often

PRIDE: Christ’s

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of art Darryn

George’s

painting (right)

was one of

the finalists at

the Wallace

Art Awards.

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more time consuming due to the

use of materials and equipment.

Said George: “I like the fact

that I can sit in my studio and

immediately start painting,

rather than doing sculpture or

photography that can require

materials or a bigger studio.”

The British School at Rome is

home to researchers of the art,

history and culture of the western

Mediterranean from across

the globe.

As part of his award, he was

due to further his own art

history research at the school,

delving deeper into the artistic

influences of Italy.

He planned to use the prizemoney

he received instead to explore

more corners of the world

for research once international

travel became available again.

“Travelling to places like New

York and seeing art in the flesh at

galleries challenges me on what

to do next and validates what I’m

doing in my own studio, which

helps put my work in context.”

In the meantime, he was content

with doing what he loved the

most – teaching his students the

importance of art.

“I love teaching the boys, they

take risks and try out things that

I wouldn’t have the courage to

do myself; it always inspires me,”

he said.

“The key thing I teach is to

think laterally. Not all of the

boys will become artists, but the

skills are transferrable.”

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Thursday October 22 2020 9


10 Thursday October 22 2020

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

NOR’WEST NEWS

Every Day is Open Day

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.

Of course, every child should be at the heart of their own

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

baby out with the bathwater. A child’s education should be

a balance of subject knowledge; essential skills; teaching

programmes developed to suit their demonstrated

knowledge, understanding and progress; and assessment

that offers you, your child and their teachers, honesty and

evidence of this progress.

All parents, teachers and coaches know that children learn

best when they are interested in what they are learning.

Making subject knowledge and skills

interesting is the ongoing and exciting

challenge for all of us who educate and

motivate our children.

Located in the heart of our city, St

Michael’s has been educating and

nurturing the children of Christchurch

for 169 years. For our young pupils

have limitless potential to lead exciting

and generous lives, and we have the

responsibility to educate and inspire

them, to encourage every child to flourish

in mind, body and spirit.

St Michael’s is a prep school for girls and

boys in Years 1-8. ‘Prep’ as in preparation

for secondary school, a foundation for a

fine life. For at the heart of St Michael’s

are the essential values of Christian faith

and good citizenship: respect, integrity, community, faith,

hope and love.

An independent school education at the primary level is

a great gift. Our classes are small, with year-groups of 20

pupils, ensuring your child is an individual, well known by

staff and fellow pupils alike.

Traditional foundations in English and Maths are

assured. This academic rigour then underpins our wider

curriculums in History, Geography, Science and Spanish.

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

measured. We like teaching and talking to our pupils!

A prep education offers balance. St Michael’s cultural

and sports’ programmes further develop your child’s

foundation, as creativity and problem-solving come in

many forms. Specialist art and music classes are enjoyed

weekly. We have three choirs, and most pupils participate

in instrumental or speech & drama lessons with our ten

itinerant staff.

Nestled on the banks of the Avon, opposite the Riverside

Farmers’ Market, our extended campus is spectacular: the

Art Gallery, Museum, Tūranga – the

central library, and Hagley Park are

just minutes away.

Many of our parents now work in

the thriving city centre or Lincoln

and Riccarton Road hubs, but they

live city-wide. They comment on the

comfort of knowing their children are

in school nearby and the benefits of

popping over for an hour to catch a

performance or watch a race. With the

central exchange only a block away,

senior children arrive by bus from all

corners of the city.

You and your child are warmly

welcome to discover our purposeful,

wholehearted and inclusive prep

school. Our next Open Day is

coming up, on Tuesday 3 November. Pop in during

the day between 8.30am – 4.00pm for a tour, and to

book an appointment on the day with the principal,

please contact registrar, Bec Hitchcock: registrar@

saintmichaels.co.nz or 03 379-9790.

St Michael’s School

Your school at the heart of the city

✓ Co-educational, Years 1-8

✓ Small classes

✓ Specialist teachers

✓ Musical excellence

✓ Christian values

✓ Traditional classrooms; academic rigour

✓ Before & after school care: 7.30am - 5.30pm

✓ Central city location; easy access

Taking enrolments for 2022.

Some places available for 2021.

Open Day: Tuesday 3 November

www.saintmichaels.school.nz 249 Durham Street Phone (03) 379 9790 to book your tour.


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Thursday October 22 2020 11

Gautam’s determination pays off

• By Bea Gooding

AFTER MIGRATING from a

small town in India to building

a life in Christchurch for the last

17 years, Sunita Gautam believes

it’s her time to give back.

A determination to serve her

community has paid off for the

Edgeware resident, 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.

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

PRIDE: Sunita Gautam wants to improve the state of Linwood Village as the newlyelected

Central Ward representative of the Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community

Board.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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

700km north-west of Kolkata

– to Christchurch nearly two

decades ago after an arranged

marriage to join her husband,

Sunil Ranjan, in the city.

In that time she has worked as

a business mentor, a justice of the

peace, a marriage celebrant, and

a business and management lecturer

at Canterbury University.

She will also be finishing her

PhD later this year in immigrant

entrepreneurship at UC.

Gautam’s experience in the

migrant and wider community

and a passion for people was

what drew her to the Central

Ward role.

“The council is doing great, but

I wanted to be at the table where

decisions are made,” she said.

“I’m not a complainer, I’m a

person who looks for solutions

and I was getting frustrated that

things weren’t getting done.”

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Charities to benefit from fundraising students

MORE THAN 1000 packs of

sanitary products have been

donated to two charities in

Linwood who support victims of

violence and sexual harm.

Canterbury University

students are fighting the

country’s period poverty crisis

by donating sanitary products

to Te Puna Oranga and Aviva

Families, raising $1000 in the

process.

In the first week of fundraising,

the students have collected

more than 1000 packs of sanitary

products, which have been

donated to the Linwood-based

charities.

Students Romy Gellen, Serena

Cooper, Caitlin Baker, Olivia

Dobbs and Charlotte Hawkins

have been inspired by their

media and social change course

project.

As part of the project, the

students have analysed a New

Zealand-made short film from

Stuff’s Someday Stories series

named Super Special.

“When we saw the film about

period poverty right here in

Aotearoa, we were upset to

find it was a reality for so many

young people,” said Gellen.

“The group project made us

really passionate and drove us to

actually do something to combat

the issue.”

Baker said they have chosen Te

Puna Oranga and Aviva Families

because they want to support

local organisations.

A 2019 study showed that

“12.5 per cent of students who

had had their first period

missed out on menstrual items

due to cost, and that 7.5 per

cent had missed school because

they couldn’t access menstrual

products.”

In some lower socio-economic

areas, period poverty was as high

as 20 per cent, she said.

Course lecturer Dr Maja

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Canterbury

University

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Charlotte

Hawkins,

Caitlin Baker

and Serena

Cooper have

launched a

fundraising

initiative to

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poverty in New

Zealand.

Zonjić said period poverty is

a fact of life for many people

in Aotearoa New Zealand and

is compounded by the social

stigma surrounding menstruation.

“To see my students get

inspired by their final group project

to tackle this critical issue

and start such an important initiative

is incredibly humbling,”

she said.

“I am very proud of them and

I hope their actions encourage

others to positively contribute to

their communities.”

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Connecting Your Community

Page 3 Page 6

Davids heads

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• By Louis Day

IT COULD be a while until

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the eastern suburbs start to

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

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

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

City councillors are yet to pass

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

on any guidance to staff around

•Story, more photos, page 5

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN this, she said.

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

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

technology, engineering

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in how things worked, often country to participate in the

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