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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER <strong>12</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Residents’ feedback wanted<br />

on council services, facilities<br />

• By Bea Gooding<br />

IS THE city council meeting<br />

your needs when it comes to its<br />

services and facilities?<br />

That’s what the bosses at the<br />

city council want to know as<br />

they start on their annual residents’<br />

survey.<br />

Each year the city council<br />

surveys residents across the city<br />

to understand how satisfied<br />

they are with services covering<br />

its parks, libraries and service<br />

centres.<br />

St Albans<br />

Residents’ Association<br />

chairman<br />

Jason Harvey<br />

said in spite of<br />

Covid-19 and the<br />

lockdown, the<br />

city council was<br />

delivering well on<br />

its facilities such<br />

as parks in the area.<br />

Jason<br />

Harvey<br />

“It’s been such a messed-up<br />

year with Covid-19 and the lockdown,<br />

but overall, our parks and<br />

facilities are looking fabulous,”<br />

he said.<br />

“I’m also really excited about<br />

the St Albans Community Centre<br />

construction and the skate<br />

park being upgraded.”<br />

But there was always room for<br />

improvement, he said.<br />

HAVE YOUR SAY: The city council’s Christchurch Residents’ Survey gauges whether its services and facilities are meeting<br />

residents’ needs, which includes roading matters such as the Christchurch Northern Corridor. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

He described the major concerns<br />

residents raised over the<br />

Christchurch Northern Corridor<br />

construction around Cranford<br />

St, including its roadworks, and<br />

increases in traffic because of it.<br />

Harvey believed public transport<br />

should be prioritised in the<br />

area, and continue making improvements<br />

to walking and cycle<br />

access to major shopping centres.<br />

Said Harvey: “The roads are<br />

still the main concern, what’s<br />

been done looks okay, but no one<br />

is content about it. We’ve pushed<br />

for the focus to be on public<br />

transport and resident safety,<br />

rather than accommodating<br />

more traffic.<br />

“Hopefully the message gets<br />

through to the community<br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>12</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 3<br />

Ollie helps design youth health hub<br />

FORMER Christchurch Boys’<br />

High School student Ollie<br />

Latimer has battled mental<br />

illness and helped design<br />

plans for a youth health hub in<br />

Christchurch.<br />

Latimer’s mum succumbed to<br />

breast cancer when he was just<br />

four-years-old and his dad took<br />

his own life in 2017.<br />

Youth Hub Trust chairwoman<br />

Dame Sue Bagshaw helped him<br />

through this.<br />

Now, the health hub proposed<br />

for Salisbury St, which will help<br />

others like Latimer if approved,<br />

has received resource consent.<br />

Said Latimer, now 26: “I was<br />

really struggling with depression<br />

when I first reached out for help.<br />

“Sue was really there for me<br />

from the start, helping me deal<br />

with troubling issues both at<br />

school and home. I had lost my<br />

mum to breast cancer when I<br />

was just four. The welcoming,<br />

non-judgmental atmosphere at<br />

298 Youth Health Centre really<br />

helped me.”<br />

Once stronger, Latimer left<br />

Christchurch to spend the next<br />

five years in Auckland, studying<br />

for a degree in spatial design.<br />

But in 2017, he returned to<br />

Christchurch after his dad’s<br />

death.<br />

“I was really struggling to<br />

cope with renewed grief and<br />

APPROVED: Resource consent has been granted for a<br />

youth health and well-being hub on Salisbury St. ​<br />

Inset: Ollie Latimer.<br />

turned once again to Sue for<br />

counselling.<br />

“That was super important<br />

for me and I was able to pick up<br />

again where we left off from high<br />

school. Sue is incredible. I spent<br />

many hours with her through<br />

it all. What she does to support<br />

youth is amazing. She is there<br />

for so many young people, she’s<br />

just so selfless and caring,” said<br />

Latimer.<br />

Bagshaw knew Latimer<br />

needed some direction in his life<br />

and sensed an opportunity to<br />

involve him and his skills with<br />

her ambitious one-stop-shop<br />

youth hub plans, then in their<br />

infancy.<br />

She asked him to a meeting<br />

where he was introduced to the<br />

Field Studio team, who were<br />

soon engaged to design the<br />

hub. Bagshaw and Field Studio’s<br />

director thought Latimer’s<br />

skills would be a good fit for the<br />

project and Latimer was invited<br />

in to the firm’s office to join the<br />

project team.<br />

Once built, the Youth Hub<br />

– Te Hurihanga Ō Rangatahi<br />

– will be a communal place of<br />

growth, support and well-being<br />

for 10 to 25-year-olds.<br />

It will provide support services<br />

including access to catch-up<br />

education, healthcare, mental<br />

health counselling, vocational<br />

training, recreation and employment.<br />

The centre will provide space<br />

for about <strong>12</strong> different youth organisations<br />

including 298 Youth<br />

Health Centre, YouthLine,<br />

Qtopia and the Christchurch<br />

City Mission.<br />

Resource consent approval<br />

comes just weeks after another<br />

positive win for the ambitious<br />

project – a $10 million dollar<br />

kick-start from the Government’s<br />

$3 billion dollar Covid-19<br />

Response and Recovery Fund, set<br />

aside for shovel-ready projects.<br />

“That generous investment<br />

is around half of what we<br />

ultimately need to make the<br />

youth hub a reality,” said<br />

Bagshaw.<br />

Neighbours have been<br />

consulted, with the design<br />

adjusted to address concerns.<br />

Although resource consent has<br />

been granted, affected parties<br />

have until the end of <strong>November</strong><br />

to lodge an appeal.<br />

Changes to<br />

bin collection<br />

on agenda<br />

THE CITY council is looking<br />

to change aspects of its kerbside<br />

wheelie bin collection in a bid to<br />

reduce contamination.<br />

A report presented to the<br />

Finance and Performance Committee<br />

outlined plans to make the<br />

service more flexible as part of a<br />

review into solid waste management.<br />

The work will give priority to<br />

current kerbside collections. Flexibility<br />

around bin sizes, fees, as<br />

well as a separate glass collection<br />

are also being investigated.<br />

The three-bin kerbside system<br />

has diverted about 65 per cent of<br />

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materials from landfill since its<br />

inception in 2009.<br />

“We’ve been hearing from a lot<br />

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aren’t big enough and we are<br />

known as the garden city, so we’ll<br />

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this service better,” said Helen<br />

Beaumont, city council head of<br />

three waters and waste.<br />

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NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

RAY WHITE PAPANUI NEWS<br />

Halloween Event a<br />

great success!<br />

The secret to making low-cost<br />

decorating work<br />

This was a fantastic free community<br />

event we held in our local St James<br />

Park and it was a delight to host! The<br />

children’s costumes ranged from<br />

scary vampires to fairy princesses and<br />

their participation in our Halloween<br />

characters scavenger hunt was<br />

outstanding. Thank you to all the<br />

families for their amazing support.<br />

We are lucky to be part of such a<br />

fantastic community. We are looking<br />

forward to hosting this again next year!<br />

Check out all of the photos on your<br />

facebook page - www.facebook.com/<br />

RayWhitePapanui/<br />

Vanessa Golightly<br />

Business Owner & Licencee Agent<br />

027 664 9292<br />

If you own a rental property then<br />

now is the time to set a plan in place<br />

to ensure you can have a peaceful<br />

uninterrupted break. But there are a<br />

couple of extra things to put on your<br />

“get ready list” this year.<br />

The first is the fast approaching<br />

deadline for all new tenancy<br />

agreements having to have a Healthy<br />

Homes Statement from 1st December<br />

<strong>2020</strong>. If you have a tenant moving in<br />

after this – you need to be getting this<br />

sorted right now!<br />

The second thing to consider are<br />

rent payments - contact your tenants<br />

in writing to advise them of their<br />

rent payment dates over the holiday<br />

period. Ask them to ensure they have<br />

You may not have a huge budget<br />

for decorating you home but this<br />

shouldn’t stop you from having well<br />

decorated spaces. Instead we should<br />

all be able to celebrate our own<br />

unique style without breaking the<br />

bank. So what is the secret to making<br />

low cost decorating work without<br />

looking like you shopped at the $2<br />

dollar shop? Read on and find out!<br />

We’ve all seen those gorgeous homes<br />

that look perfectly curated with high<br />

end fixtures, fittings and decor. The<br />

secret to making a space look fantastic<br />

without spending up big, is as simple<br />

as using a combination of investment<br />

pieces and lower cost items. It really<br />

only takes an investment piece or two,<br />

to make a whole room look expensive.<br />

You might decide to invest in the hard<br />

furnishings (couch and buffet for<br />

example) and then everything else in<br />

the space can be bought on a budget.<br />

You could seek out bargains online<br />

through websites such as trademe.<br />

co.nz and NZ Sale or search local<br />

homeware stores for specials or<br />

clearances.<br />

Another trick is to collect over time.<br />

You don’t need to be in the position to<br />

purchase everything to fill a room at<br />

the same time. Layer your home with<br />

items you find and let them tell a story<br />

of who you are and the adventures<br />

you’ve been on. I understand it can be<br />

Landlords - Time to Plan for Christmas!<br />

sufficient funds in the bank so that their<br />

automatic payment will still process on<br />

the next banking day. Also, remember<br />

to check the payments are in your bank<br />

– don’t wait until after Christmas when<br />

arrears could be piling up!<br />

And thirdly, maintenance – are you<br />

available and easy to get hold of if<br />

something needs urgent attention<br />

over the holidays, will you have good<br />

cell phone coverage where you are<br />

staying? Do you know which plumbers<br />

and electricians are working through<br />

and are available on public holidays?<br />

You can almost guarantee that things<br />

will go wrong at the most inopportune<br />

times, so be prepared and know what<br />

tradespeople are on call over the<br />

holiday period.<br />

really tempting to get the room done<br />

as quickly as you can, but honestly<br />

the interest you can create when you<br />

decorate over time, is really worth<br />

the investment of time. This idea of<br />

decorating can actually be continued<br />

right throughout the home including<br />

its hard design.<br />

Our homes should be a reflection of<br />

our personality, not a highly curated,<br />

expensive showpiece. Following<br />

the principle of mixing a few key<br />

investment pieces with less expensive<br />

pieces can help you get the look you<br />

are after without the financial blow<br />

out!<br />

Check out the original post from The<br />

Builder’s Wife here: thebuilderswife.<br />

com.au. Content originally appeared<br />

on The Real Estate Voice.<br />

Vanessa Golightly<br />

Business Owner & Licencee Agent<br />

027 664 9292<br />

Finally, don’t forget the upcoming<br />

legislation due to take effect on 11th<br />

February 2021. Are you ready? There<br />

are some components to the new<br />

legislation that you should be aware<br />

of because as I always say, knowledge<br />

and education is the key to owning a<br />

successful investment property.<br />

If you have any questions or concerns<br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>12</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 5<br />

Preparing young for life’s adversities<br />

Myriad groups help<br />

keep our community<br />

moving. Reporter Bea<br />

Gooding speaks to<br />

Life Education Trust<br />

Canterbury community<br />

engagement manager<br />

Andy Gray about why<br />

the trust has been an<br />

iconic fixture in schools<br />

for the past 30 years<br />

and why he’s involved<br />

Could you tell me a bit<br />

about what the Life Education<br />

Trust does, and how it came<br />

to be what it is today in<br />

Canterbury?<br />

The Life Education Trust<br />

started over 30 years ago, which<br />

started in Canterbury. There’s<br />

now 32 regional trusts across<br />

the country, and one national<br />

branch. The vision is to inspire<br />

tamariki and rangatahi to make<br />

positive choices and to give them<br />

the power to do that. The trust<br />

addresses challenges including<br />

obesity, substance use, mental<br />

health and well-being and<br />

bullying.<br />

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REWARDING: Life Education Trust Canterbury community engagement manager Andy<br />

Gray is passionate about inspiring children to make the right decisions in life.<br />

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What issues is the trust<br />

currently facing in the wake of<br />

Covid-19?<br />

Quite a few in all fairness –<br />

when Covid-19 hit during the<br />

first lockdown, even though we<br />

were still continuing to support<br />

the teachers and tamariki during<br />

lockdown, we didn’t get any<br />

school fees come in, and the<br />

funders that we usually used<br />

were all closed down.<br />

It’s been tough, but we<br />

managed to get through it<br />

and we’re in a better position<br />

now. We reached out to a lot<br />

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supermarkets, and to the Rata<br />

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With Covid-19 it’s a doubleedged<br />

sword. It’s great that<br />

we’re busier now and we’re<br />

looking to expand to a fourth<br />

classroom because of it. But the<br />

double-edged side of that sword<br />

is obviously with increased<br />

demand it means that more<br />

people are affected, there are<br />

higher anxiety levels.<br />

We’ve learned a lot about<br />

mental health from the<br />

earthquakes in the past 10 years<br />

and also the mosque attacks<br />

where kids have been affected.<br />

Things like a lack of employment<br />

that comes from it just filters<br />

through to the kids, so we expect<br />

to see increased demand over the<br />

next few months.<br />

The trust has been iconic in<br />

Canterbury schools for the past<br />

30 years. What do you attribute<br />

towards its success?<br />

Obviously, the most<br />

memorable thing about Life<br />

Education is Harold the Giraffe.<br />

But the reason why I think we’re<br />

so iconic is because we tend to<br />

react to the issues currently at<br />

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NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

‘It’s the kids’ reactions which I find the most rewarding’<br />

•From page 5<br />

We don’t get any government<br />

or Ministry of Education funding,<br />

so we aren’t led by their<br />

agenda, and it’s why we’re the<br />

number one health education<br />

provider. We don’t want to be led<br />

by what they want, which is why<br />

we work with teachers to adapt<br />

[the lesson]. I think that’s what<br />

makes us so successful.<br />

Why did you decide to join<br />

the trust?<br />

I’ve got a wee eight-year-old<br />

boy and things are a little bit different<br />

now than back in my day;<br />

kids have got different challenges<br />

now, so I just wanted to make<br />

sure I was getting in touch with<br />

what was going on. Kids seem to<br />

be a lot more involved and more<br />

aware of what’s happening around<br />

them because of social media and<br />

access to the internet. That was<br />

my excuse to get involved and<br />

understand what’s happening in<br />

my own child’s head.<br />

What are the rewarding parts<br />

of your job?<br />

The kids – when Harold comes<br />

on board, the kids wander in and<br />

when they see him, they all get<br />

pretty excited to hear what he<br />

has to say. It’s the kids’ reactions<br />

which I find the most rewarding.<br />

Like most jobs, it’s not always<br />

fun and games. What can be<br />

challenging about your role?<br />

I think seeing the statistics<br />

that are pretty grim, like when I<br />

hear about the teen suicide rates<br />

or how many kids are stressed.<br />

About 35 per cent of kids are<br />

stressed at least once a week.<br />

It’s like, bloody hell, these kids<br />

are eight or nine-years-old, they<br />

shouldn’t be stressed, they should<br />

be watching Pokémon on TV or<br />

something.<br />

Tell me a bit about where life<br />

began for you – where did you<br />

grow up? How about family?<br />

I was born in Salford, UK.<br />

When I was about 13-years-old<br />

my folks decided to ship us all<br />

over, with my brothers and sister,<br />

and start life afresh over here. I<br />

ended up going to school down<br />

the road at Christchurch Boys’<br />

High School, and eventually at<br />

the University of Canterbury.<br />

After travelling overseas for a<br />

while, I came back and became<br />

the director at Specsavers (Papanui)<br />

after opening up a franchise<br />

here. After selling that I was<br />

lucky that I had a bit more free to<br />

pick and choose the jobs I wanted<br />

to do, and that’s when the Life<br />

Education Trust job came up.<br />

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My two brothers live in Sunshine<br />

Coast and Gold Coast in<br />

Australia. My sister is here in<br />

Christchurch so she’s not very<br />

far from me, and my parents<br />

are retired now and live in the<br />

Hurunui District.<br />

Do you remember much from<br />

life back in England?<br />

I remember quite a lot of it. It’s<br />

quite a rough spot where we were,<br />

a lot of cars were being nicked<br />

every night and there were a lot<br />

of fights, you could just watch it<br />

from your window - that’s what it<br />

was all to me.<br />

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football, everyone enjoyed a bit<br />

of soccer. You could play it in<br />

the streets, you’d just jump over<br />

the back fence after school and<br />

go play with your friends in the<br />

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Aside from your work, what<br />

do you like to do in your spare<br />

time?<br />

I enjoy any sport, especially<br />

soccer being English and all.<br />

I’ve always the idea of making<br />

something myself so I make short<br />

films on the side.<br />

I make any type of short film,<br />

it’s just a matter of writing a<br />

script and trying to gain funding<br />

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NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

Family history for Coast to Coast hopefuls<br />

The St Andrew’s<br />

College trio for next<br />

year’s Coast to Coast<br />

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MEMBERS OF St Andrew’s<br />

College’s mixed team for next<br />

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endurance event for the first<br />

time, as they follow in familiar<br />

footsteps.<br />

Kayaker Georgia Sparks can<br />

get paddling tips for tackling the<br />

Waimakariri from her father<br />

Geoff, a seven-time competitor<br />

and brother Henry, who<br />

represented St Andrew’s in last<br />

year’s 243km slog from Kumara<br />

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“I’ve done lots of adventures<br />

with my family, but not<br />

kayaking specifically,” Sparks<br />

said.<br />

“I’ve done rafting down the<br />

rivers and some kayaking as<br />

a family, but not on my own<br />

as such, so this will be a good<br />

experience.<br />

“Dad’s done the event a fair<br />

OPPORTUNITIES: Nate Pringle emulates his father and uncle when he tackles the cycling leg of next year’s Coast to<br />

Coast in the schools’ division for St Andrew’s College. Georgia Sparks has the previous Coast to Coast experience of family<br />

members to call on when she makes her debut in the multisport endurance event next year for St Andrew’s College.<br />

few times though, so it’ll be good<br />

to learn from him.”<br />

Nate Pringle also has family<br />

history to fall back on as he<br />

contemplates the cycling leg of<br />

the two-day event on February<br />

<strong>12</strong>-13, with his father Carl and<br />

uncle Aaron winning the twoperson<br />

team event in 1999.<br />

“I’m really looking forward<br />

to it, we’ve always gone down<br />

and watched so it’ll be cool to be<br />

competing,” he said.<br />

Ben Ferrier is the odd man out<br />

as the first member of his family<br />

to tackle the iconic exercise,<br />

though the runner is wellacquainted<br />

with the terrain.<br />

“We used to live in Westport,<br />

so we’d go past the entrance to<br />

the run course, look up Goat<br />

Pass, and drive past Klondyke<br />

corner,” he said.<br />

Ferrier also has the perfect<br />

place to train with his family<br />

now living at Castle Hill.<br />

“I’ll hopefully get a fair bit<br />

of training around Goat Pass<br />

and Craigieburn. I really enjoy<br />

running, you get to see some<br />

pretty amazing places while<br />

you’re running. You push<br />

yourself and see what you can<br />

achieve. It’s all down to you.”<br />

While the St Andrew’s trio<br />

are training hard individually,<br />

their collective opportunity to<br />

win the school’s division has<br />

been boosted by the team<br />

receiving Kathmandu Academy<br />

prize.<br />

They receive coaching and<br />

mentoring from experienced<br />

multisporter Sam Clark, while<br />

Sparks benefits from a grade 2<br />

whitewater kayaking course and<br />

the use of a kayak for training<br />

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NATURE: Flora with some pine combs.<br />

CREATIVE: Mathew jumps over tyres, cheered on by his friends Xavier,<br />

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NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

Residents’ views<br />

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• From page 1<br />

City council chief executive<br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>12</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 13<br />

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Last month I wrote about ‘market madness’<br />

and the incredible sense of urgency to<br />

purchase, and, so far, that’s continuing. Now<br />

I’m told, by the media as much as my own<br />

observations, that much of this is driven by<br />

FOMO or ‘Fear of Missing Out’.<br />

And it’s absolutely correct. Auctions and<br />

their counterpart deadline sales are being<br />

brought forward in large numbers, meaning<br />

buyers aren’t waiting for the actual auction<br />

or deadline date to make their move.<br />

They’re determined to pursue their property<br />

dreams right now! In one day last week I<br />

received notification (as we do across the<br />

entire brand to ensure we can inform<br />

any interested party) of 16 auctions or<br />

deadline sales being brought forward due<br />

to an acceptable offer being made. And,<br />

remember, if that’s for an auction, the offer is<br />

absolutely unconditional.<br />

Over time, I’ve seen the full range of<br />

emotions, including tears from first-home<br />

buyers with a new baby in arms and the odd<br />

raging bull yelling at the price of a property<br />

going beyond expectation and budget.<br />

So, the questions are: what should I do and<br />

when should I do it?<br />

And I think the easiest answer is this line<br />

from Tony Alexander, a well-known (and<br />

often quoted) economist who, despite being<br />

the most optimistic of the economists, is<br />

probably also one of the most accurate.<br />

“Waiting for prices to drop hasn’t<br />

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decades.”<br />

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Personally, I’ve tried to favour a measured<br />

approach to real estate purchases and that<br />

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you’ll find four double bedrooms, two aligned to bricks and mortar; it are similar numbers. On the day I wrote this<br />

bathrooms and a relaxing sunroom area that<br />

can also encompass a lot of human article, by noon I’d received 10 more.<br />

comes complete with a spa bath.<br />

With an expansive lawn area and the emotions. So much so that a saying<br />

As a consequence, emotions are incredibly<br />

picturesque garden at the rear of the property I’ve often heard, that ‘emotion can<br />

high and that includes both joy and<br />

both epitomise peace and privacy and offer defy logic’, is currently being played<br />

access up to the top of the section where<br />

disappointment.<br />

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ALL THE<br />

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natural caution has seen us miss properties<br />

that would now look like jewels in any<br />

property portfolio and sell others that should<br />

not have been sold.<br />

I’m now, at this stage of my career, realising<br />

that despite being often told ‘there’s always<br />

another property around the corner’,<br />

sometimes the good one in front of you is<br />

pretty darn good.<br />

I don’t know how long our current market will<br />

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Safe space for young cyclists opens<br />

• By Bea Gooding<br />

LEARNING HOW to ride a bike<br />

and navigating road rules just got a<br />

whole lot easier for children.<br />

The Longview Pl cul-de-sac in<br />

Burwood has been transformed into<br />

a learn to ride track complete with<br />

road markings, stop and give way<br />

signs, pedestrian crossings and mini<br />

obstacles.<br />

Found at the red zone’s East x East<br />

space, the circular track enables<br />

children to learn road rules on<br />

their bikes and scooters without<br />

the pressure of other cars in a fun<br />

environment.<br />

The project was organised by Life<br />

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community groups by bringing<br />

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activities at underutilised spaces.<br />

Said LiVS director Rachael Shiels:<br />

“The project has been so rewarding<br />

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Including the track, a fix-it station<br />

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Activities within the 9ha area<br />

was a collaboration between Land<br />

Information NZ and Life in Vacant<br />

Spaces, with funding grants from<br />

the George Sevicke Jones Trust.<br />

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Community Board member Jo Zervos and Citycare Group’s<br />

Thomas Parackal at the new learn to ride track at its opening on<br />

Saturday.<br />

As the landowner of the Crownowned<br />

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Volunteers from the Student<br />

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The track was first proposed in<br />

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Slowpitch players from Marshland School showed some<br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>12</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 17<br />

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18 Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>12</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>12</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 19<br />

SCHOOLS<br />

A quick throw to Marshland’s second baseman Archie Cliff wasn’t enough to stop the fast<br />

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Hazeldine receives the ball<br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>12</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>12</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 21<br />

SPORT<br />

Year 9 and 10 students from the Canterbury region<br />

competed for top honours in the junior indoor volleyball<br />

championships held at Pioneer Stadium last weekend.<br />

The annual three-day tournament attracted an increased<br />

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teams competing in two divisions. The winning teams go<br />

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this year in Invercargill. In the hotly-contested first division,<br />

Burnside High School’s girls year 9 green team fought a<br />

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sets finishing fourth in their pool.<br />

Sofia Healey waits patiently for the action to start.<br />

Above left – Maria<br />

Button and Emma<br />

Shand (above)<br />

stretch for the ball.<br />

The Burnside High<br />

School year 9 green<br />

team encourage<br />

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Burnside’s Sami Beqiri (top) and Linh Nguyen serving.<br />

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22 Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>12</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONALS<br />

NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

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Brian, who owns Smart Repairs with his<br />

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Customers also have the use of a free<br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>12</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 23<br />

Classifieds Contact us today Phone our local team 03 379 1100<br />

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24 Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>12</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

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