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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020

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Mora to stay on as

board chairman

• By Bea Gooding

MIKE MORA has done a

U-turn over his plan to step

down as chairman of Halswell-

Hornby-Riccarton Community

Board.

Mora, 72, had planned to hand

over the reins after 28 years on

the board, serving more than 20

years as chairman, and deputy

chairman combined.

The plan was for deputy

chairman Andrei Moore to take

Mora’s position this year, with

Mora serving as deputy chairman

for the remainder of the

three-year term.

The current term will be

Mora’s last as he intends to retire

by 2022 to spend more time

with his family after nearly three

decades as an elected member of

the board.

He believed his decades of

experience and extensive knowledge

of the area were driving

forces behind his re-election.

Said Mora: “I feel like I’ve got

the confidence of the board. The

members wanted me to stay on

because there’s still quite a lot of

work to do on the Annual Plan

and the Long Term Plan.

• Turn to page 5

VERDICT: Mike Mora has been re-elected as chairman of the Halswell-Hornby-

Riccarton Community Board in spite of plans to retire this year.

Residents

to be

asked for

feedback

on council

facilities

• By Bea Gooding

IS THE city council meeting

your needs when it comes to its

services and facilities?

That’s what the bosses at the

city council want to know as they

start on their annual residents’

survey.

Each year the city council

surveys residents across the city

to understand how satisfied

they are with services covering

its parks, libraries and service

centres.

Somerfield Residents

Association chairwoman

Julie Tobbell said residents

appreciated the city council’s

recent efforts to improve

pedestrian safety in some areas,

such as Selwyn St.

But she believed there

was room for improvement,

including upgrading the

Somerfield Community Centre,

modernising streets established

in the 1880s, addressing flooding

issues at Sydenham Cemetry and

prioritising pedestrian and cycle

safety.

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Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Thursday, 10-10.30am, at Linwood,

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Storytimes is an interactive programme

including books, songs,

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bookings required.

JP Clinics

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Halswell, Linwood, South and

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as well as sign citizenship, sponsorship

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This service is free.

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a beginner or an advanced player.

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information.

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hit records and more. Reading music is an advantage but not essential. All

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books and tools. Every Sunday, with

all proceeds supporting the local

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Creative Writing on Sundays

Sunday, 1-3pm

Linwood Library

Writing group leader Jennifer will

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create and develop their own stories.

Take some pens or pencils, paper, or a

laptop. This class is free.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Tuesday, 11am-2pm

Linwood Library

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Tai Chi: Meditation in Motion

Tuesday, 7-8.30pm

St Anne’s School hall, 739 Ferry Rd

Tai Chi is a low impact mind and

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Thursday November 12 2020 3

Safe space for young cyclists opens

• By Bea Gooding

LEARNING HOW to ride a bike

and navigating road rules just got a

whole lot easier for children.

Students from Cashmere High

School joined a team of volunteers

to help transform the Longview Pl

cul-de-sac in Burwood, which is

now complete with road markings,

stop and give way signs, pedestrian

crossings and mini obstacles.

Found at the red zone’s East x East

space, the circular track enables

children to learn road rules on

their bikes and scooters without

the pressure of other cars in a fun

environment.

The project was organised by Life

in Vacant Spaces, which works with

community groups by bringing

their ideas to life for events and

activities at underutilised spaces.

Said LiVS director Rachael Shiels:

“The project has been so rewarding

in terms of community involvement

and getting this off the ground. It’s

a really fantastic thing for the east,

and for these communities who

have been through so much.”

Including the track, a fix-it station

will be available to repair bikes, and

children can attend workshops to

learn road rules.

Activities within the 9ha area

was a collaboration between Land

Information NZ and Life in Vacant

Spaces, with funding grants from

TEAM WORK: (From left) – East x East co-ordinator Hannah

Watkinson, Burwood councillor Phil Mauger, Coastal Ward

Community Board member Jo Zervos and Citycare Group’s

Thomas Parackal at the new learn to ride track at its opening on

Saturday.

the George Sevicke Jones Trust.

As the landowner of the Crownowned

red zone area, LINZ has

approved LiVS’ short-term use of

the space.

Volunteers from the Student

Volunteer Army, Rangi Ruru Girls’

School, Christchurch Girls’ High

School, Papanui High School and

assistance from the City Care group

helped install signs, patch potholes,

painting and planting.

The track was first proposed in

2018 after the community wanted

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bikes, and were dog-friendly.

Said Shiels: “Kids are small and

easy to miss by cars, so they’ll be

able to learn with family and friends

out in the open without doing it in

‘real life’.”

The learn to ride track will be in

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Thursday November 12 2020 5

Survey to gauge areas

of improvement

• From page 1

Said Tobbell: “There have been

a few roadworks in the area.

They [council] have been quite

proactive with the Selwyn St improvements

so that’s been really

good, but there are more areas to

improve on.

“With the Somerfield centre –

it’s a very old community centre

so it would be nice to see some

more funding towards that to improve

those facilities. There have

been some amazing new ones in

the city, like in Riccarton.

“But because it’s an older area,

some of the older streets should

be prioritised, such as adding

more pedestrian islands where

possible.”

She also believed the city council

should offer more opportunities

for residents’ associations to

get together and share ideas.

“It’s about learning off each

other. It’s surprising what information

other associations might

know as to how they resolve their

issues and concerns.”

City council chief executive

Dawn Baxendale said the survey

was one of the tools used to assess

where they were performing well,

and where improvements needed

to be made and prioritised.

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Long Term Plan, so I would really

encourage people to share their

views if they are approached by

staff at a council location or if

they receive an email or letter

from us.”

This year’s survey included specific

questions that will help the

city council decide what it should

prioritise in the LTP.

The LTP is the document that

councils are legally required to

produce every three years. It sets

out what the city council will do

over the next 10 years and how it

will pay for it.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has

prompted many people, businesses

and organisations to rethink their

plans and priorities and to tighten

their belts. We are having to do

that too,” Baxendale said.

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‘I want to get these things sorted’

• From page 1

“We just need to concentrate

on doing the job and getting

the best outcomes for our

community. I just want to get

these things sorted before I retire

at the end of this term.”

The community board

members voted to re-elect

Mora as its chairman for the

remainder of the term after no

other names were put forward.

Out of all the board members,

councillor Catherine Chu was

the only member who voted

against the decision.

Mora decided to continue

for another two years because

there was still unfinished

business to attend to in the wider

community.

By staying in the position, it

kept the momentum going on

any “outstanding issues” that

needed to be resolved before

passing the torch on to someone

new.

These included the Hornby

Centre’s construction, the

Halswell Junction Rd extension,

supporting “landlocked”

residents at Yaldhurst Village,

tidying up the Sockburn Service

Centre and park, and sorting

out pedestrian and cycleway

links between major centres in

Hornby.

He also wanted to put a

succession plan in place for the

ISSUE: Mike Mora wants to see the Sockburn Service

Centre tidied up before he retires.

area’s future in the next 10 to 20

years, setting goals now to enable

work towards them in the next

term and beyond.

In addition to Mora’s reelection,

former city councillor

Helen Broughton has been

elected as the board’s new deputy

chairwoman, taking over from

Moore.

In spite of previous tensions

between the pair, such as

Broughton’s concerns that

Mora’s priorities did not focus

on Riccarton, Mora believed

this would not get in the way of

future decisions.

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Plans to take on another term

after the current one ended was

not likely for Mora.

“If people want me to stay

for another term, I’m not

considering that at this point

in time – unless something

happens later on,” he said.

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Thursday November 12 2020 7

Preparing young for life’s adversities

Myriad groups help

keep our community

moving. Reporter Bea

Gooding speaks to

Life Education Trust

Canterbury community

engagement manager

Andy Gray about why

the trust has been an

iconic fixture in schools

for the past 30 years

and why he’s involved

Could you tell me a bit

about what the Life Education

Trust does, and how it came

to be what it is today in

Canterbury?

The Life Education Trust

started over 30 years ago, which

started in Canterbury. There’s

now 32 regional trusts across

the country, and one national

branch. The vision is to inspire

tamariki and rangatahi to make

positive choices and to give them

the power to do that. The trust

addresses challenges including

obesity, substance use, mental

health and well-being and

bullying.

We operate in three mobile

classrooms in Canterbury,

they’re like big container shells

that have been turned into

REWARDING: Life Education Trust Canterbury community engagement manager Andy

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classrooms and are moved

around different schools –

whether it was as far as Omihi in

North Canterbury, right down

to Rakaia. Whether schools have

35 students or 500 students, we

end up making our way there no

matter where they are.

What issues is the trust

currently facing in the wake of

Covid-19?

Quite a few in all fairness –

when Covid-19 hit during the

first lockdown, even though we

were still continuing to support

the teachers and tamariki during

lockdown, we didn’t get any

school fees come in, and the

funders that we usually used

were all closed down.

It’s been tough, but we

managed to get through it

and we’re in a better position

now. We reached out to a lot

of people that have done quite

well throughout Covid-19, like

supermarkets, and to the Rata

Foundation and Lottery Grants

Board who have helped us out.

With Covid-19 it’s a doubleedged

sword. It’s great that

we’re busier now and we’re

looking to expand to a fourth

classroom because of it. But the

double-edged side of that sword

is obviously with increased

demand it means that more

people are affected, there are

higher anxiety levels.

We’ve learned a lot about

mental health from the

earthquakes in the past 10 years

and also the mosque attacks

where kids have been affected.

Things like a lack of employment

that comes from it just filters

through to the kids, so we expect

to see increased demand over the

next few months.

The trust has been iconic in

Canterbury schools for the past

30 years. What do you attribute

towards its success?

Obviously, the most

memorable thing about Life

Education is Harold the Giraffe.

But the reason why I think we’re

so iconic is because we tend to

react to the issues currently at

hand.

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‘It’s the kids’ reactions which I find the most rewarding’

•From page 7

We don’t get any government

or Ministry of Education funding,

so we aren’t led by their

agenda, and it’s why we’re the

number one health education

provider. We don’t want to be led

by what they want, which is why

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I’ve got a wee eight-year-old

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what was going on. Kids seem to

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Co-curricular efforts

recognised at event

At our school’s annual Achievers Evening we celebrate the wide range of co-curricular

achievements of our students, which include awarding our prestigious Arts Gold and

Sports Blue Awards. The premier awards of the evening were the announcements of

the highest achieving students in the Arts and Sports. Pictured are Premier Award

winners –Arts Person of the Year Cameron Hudson, left, and Sports Person of the Year

Thomas MacGibbon, right, together with Special Guest/Keynote speaker and former

CHS student Sylvia Nissen (university lecturer, author and CSO cellist).

Winter Tournament success

Pictured from left: Helping Hand’s Paul Connor (Teacher), Eva Thornley, Charlotte Bruin

and Jamal Qualls, and STAP Card’s Jayden Rosanowski, Emilia Dybka, Felix Strahl and

Matt Benassi (Teacher).

Entrepreneurs scoop half

prize pool at regional final

Cashmere High School students have

proven themselves to be entrepreneurs

by winning three of the six prizes on offer

in an enterprise contest.

At the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)

Regional Finals held on Wednesday,

October 28, our winners included: Helping

Hand, a company that created reusable

makeup wipes, for which they won the

Social Enterprise Award (sponsored by the

Rotary Foundation); and STAP Card which

Hockey

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2020:

Our 1st XI

Hockey Girls,

pictured

left, won the

South Island

Secondary

Schools Girls

Championship

for 2020.

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STAP Card won the Sustainability Award

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The contest was for the Christchurch

region, which has been the biggest region

in the country for the past three years

with more than 100 companies and 500

students routinely participating.

Māori Prizegiving

A wonderful evening

celebration of various

students’ successes

took place at our annual

Māori Prizegiving on

Thursday, October 29.

Congratulations to Connor

Wilson, who won the Ta

Tipene O’Regan Taonga for

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of the Ropata Wahawaha

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Camping with a charitable purpose

• By Bea Gooding

FAMILIES WANTING to try

camping for the first time can

now do so while giving back to

the community.

Groups can learn how to

pitch a tent or see whether they

have everything needed for the

upcoming camping season for

summer at North South Holiday

Park, Harewood.

The park will be donating $5

per adult who

stay overnight

to the

Christchurch

City Mission.

All proceeds

from groups

only pitching

a tent for the

day will also

be donated to

the charity. Dan Fraser

They will

also match any canned food

donated for the mission.

Owner Dan Fraser said camping

with kids can sometimes be

challenging, so by practising and

giving it a go, it ensured the next

big trip was stress-free.

“Camping isn’t for everyone,

so this gives them a budgetfriendly

option to try camping

before going on a big, two-weeklong

trip,” he said.

GIVING BACK: North South Holiday Park is offering a charitable camping experience

for those wanting to try the activity out for the first time.

“It’s not just people travelling

from outside of Christchurch, it’s

actually locals who want to get

away for the weekend too.

“It’s also a good incentive to

encourage people to come out

and give back.”

Staff on-site will also be on

hand to give their expert camping

tips to those unsure about

where to start, including campervan

advice.

The Pitch Perfect initiative

started last year and now comes

at a time when New Zealanders

have been exploring their backyards

following Covid-19 travel

restrictions.

Because of this, he expected

a busy season during the upcoming

summer but had some

concerns about a lack of international

visitors in the foreseeable

future.

“I’m feeling highly optimistic

that it’ll be a busy summer, but

the test will be about February or

March next year when we usually

have international visitors.”

Fraser started the initiative not

only to encourage people

to try something new, but

because he has always had an

interest in supporting the local

community.

Last year, the park raised more

than $500 which was donated to

non-profit organisation Sands

NZ, which support parents and

families who have experienced

the death of a baby.

Now more than ever he encouraged

others to get amongst

an “old Kiwi pastime.”

The City Mission was chosen

this year due to the hardships

Cantabrians have faced in the

wake of Covid-19.

The charity became overwhelmed

due to a higher demand

for food assistance caused

by the pandemic.

Said Fraser: “We see what’s

happening around the world

with the pandemic, lots of people

are out there struggling, whether

they’ve lost their jobs or homes.

“We felt like we can do our

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Thursday November 12 2020 13

Oaklands School gets behind local businesses

• By Kim Thomas

OAKLANDS SCHOOL is

promoting businesses owned by

its families or Halswell locals

as a way of supporting them in

difficult economic times.

The Halswell-based school

is also giving thank you cards

made by students to businesses

that have previously supported

fundraising activities.

Oaklands parent teacher

association president Cameron

Montague-Ebbs said it wanted

to thank and support those who

had given generously to school

fundraising activities in the past,

or businesses that were owned by

school families.

The PTA, with the backing

of school leaders, developed

the Oaklands Te Kura o

Ōwaka Business Directory and

promoted it on the school’s

newsletter, website and on the

PTA’s Facebook page. It hoped

when people needed a product

or service they would consider

giving their custom to businesses

on the list, she said.

“Covid-19 has had a big impact

on many aspects of life and we

wanted to do what we could to

support our community,” she said.

“Local business have been

very supportive of our

fundraising activities in the

past but we understand in this

environment if they are not

able to be as generous as they

previously have.

“Instead of asking, we wanted

to say thank you and let them

know we are grateful for what

they have already done for our

school community.”

The school has had to alter or

cancel a number of fundraising

activities this year to keep pupils

safe, such as regular discos,

sausage sizzles and a quiz night,

Montague-Ebbs said.

The school was still planning

to hold its end-of-year

community celebration, the

school gala, on December 11

from 5.30pm.

“The focus of our gala this year

is a celebration of each other, and

we are inviting families to come

and enjoy rides, games and great

food with their families and

GRATITUDE: New World

Wigram owner James

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by Oaklands School

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Montague-Ebbs, Emilia

Montague-Ebbs, Megan

Siave, Declan Siave and

Noah Blake. ​

friends.”

Oaklands School principal

Margaret Trotter said the

local community was always

important to the school and

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SPORTS

Year 9 and 10 students from the Canterbury region competed for top honours in the junior

indoor volleyball championships held at Pioneer Stadium last weekend. The annual threeday

tournament attracted an increased number of teams this year, with 32 girls teams and

18 boys teams competing in two divisions. The winning teams go on to the South Island

championships held later this year in Invercargill.

In the hotly-contested first division, Hillview Christian School A fought a close battle with the

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SCHOOLS

SOUTHERN VIEW

Slowpitch players from Te Waka Unua School

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Teacher and coach Grant Hakaria assists Sheri-Moon Dyer with her grip.

Left: Taorai Tihore

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SOUTHERN VIEW

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Thursday November 12 2020 19

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Public Notices

Somerfield

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