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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER <strong>19</strong>, <strong>2020</strong><br />

Connecting Your Local Community<br />

starnews.co.nz<br />

SAME DAY<br />

RELINES<br />

Bruce a<br />

local hero<br />

for helping<br />

youth<br />

Pupils get<br />

creative for<br />

Cup Day<br />

celebrations<br />

Page 5 Pages 6-7<br />

Pounding the streets for 20 years<br />

FRIENDSHIP: From left, Philippa Goile, Pat Williams, Dorothy Morris and Vivien Price, of the Walk’n’Talk Fendalton group.<br />

PHOTO: NEWSLINE<br />

FOUR WOMEN have been<br />

wandering the streets of<br />

Fendalton for about 20 years,<br />

building friendships and<br />

learning about their local<br />

neighbourhoods as members of<br />

a weekly Walk’n’Talk group.<br />

Long-term walker – and<br />

volunteer – Vivien Price said<br />

the meet-ups offer an ideal opportunity<br />

to mix exercise, social<br />

connections and community<br />

knowledge.<br />

Along with Pat Williams, 94,<br />

Dorothy Morris, and Philippa<br />

Goile, the active foursome have<br />

found friendship and fun along<br />

the way since first setting out in<br />

2000.<br />

Mrs Williams, who took part<br />

in the very first outing, remains<br />

a committed regular.<br />

“We all enjoy up to 45-minute<br />

rambles, usually from February<br />

to early December,” Mrs Price<br />

said.<br />

“Up to 40 people – aged from<br />

their 50s to 90s – often join the<br />

Fendalton walks. However, our<br />

numbers drop in winter.”<br />

For Mrs Price, who is<br />

originally from England, the<br />

Walk’n’Talk group is a “wonderful<br />

way to meet new people and<br />

form friendships”.<br />

“It is always very friendly and<br />

inclusive, and we often enjoy a<br />

coffee together,” she said.<br />

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Hornby<br />

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out for<br />

tender<br />

THE JOB of building Hornby’s<br />

new multi-use community<br />

facility is about to go out to the<br />

market.<br />

The city council has approved<br />

the project’s procurement plan,<br />

which means the construction<br />

can now go out to tender.<br />

“This decision means the<br />

project is now locked into our<br />

schedule, and that everything<br />

is now full steam ahead for<br />

construction to start in early<br />

2021. Our aim is to have the<br />

facility open towards the end<br />

of 2022,” said Mayor Lianne<br />

Dalziel.<br />

“This is very welcome news<br />

for the community, who have<br />

been campaigning for years to<br />

have a facility like this to fill the<br />

very real gap in library and recreation<br />

services in their corner<br />

of town.<br />

“This new community facility<br />

is going to be a good investment<br />

in Hornby’s future and<br />

will provide work for our local<br />

construction sector.”<br />

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

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This is not a class, but an opportunity to<br />

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Free Legal Advice<br />

Thursday, 6.15-8.15pm<br />

Hornby Library<br />

A lawyer will be available to answer<br />

Water: OnSite Solutions, Friday, 7.30pm, Canterbury Workers’<br />

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Tuesday, 11am-noon at Hornby,<br />

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These free drop-in sessions are<br />

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WESTERN NEWS<br />

Family History<br />

Wednesday, 11am-1pm<br />

Upper Riccarton Library<br />

A volunteer from the Riccarton<br />

branch of the New Zealand Society of<br />

Genealogists will be available to help<br />

you with finding your family history<br />

online. Meet at the Family History<br />

computer.<br />

Mah-jong Group<br />

Wednesday, 1-3 pm<br />

Upper Riccarton Library<br />

If you are interested in playing<br />

Mah-jong, go along whether you<br />

are a beginner or an advanced<br />

player.<br />

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

Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>19</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 3<br />

STEP CLOSER: Following concept design approvals last month, the job of building the Hornby Centre is about to go out<br />

to the market.<br />

PHOTO: NEWSLINE<br />

Centre to cater for growing population in southwest<br />

• From page 1<br />

The city council is investing<br />

$35.7 million into the multi-use<br />

centre to meet the needs of the<br />

growing population living in the<br />

southwest suburbs. Last month,<br />

the centre’s designs were approved.<br />

The facility will be built on the<br />

east side of Kyle Park. An early<br />

works package will be tendered<br />

first, to get the site prepared<br />

starting in early 2021. The<br />

main construction work will be<br />

tendered separately, and will get<br />

underway in mid-2021.<br />

Architectural firm Warren<br />

and Mahoney developed the<br />

concept designs for the 4000<br />

sq m Hornby Centre following<br />

discussions with the community.<br />

The new centre will have a range<br />

of community and recreational<br />

spaces, including a library, a lane<br />

pool, a learn-to-swim pool, a toddlers’<br />

wet play area, a spa pool and<br />

a customer services zone.<br />

There is also an espresso bar, a<br />

creative activities room, and multipurpose<br />

rooms that community<br />

groups can use for meetings.<br />

A hydrotherapy pool could<br />

be included in the facility at<br />

a later date. It is not currently<br />

in the scope of the project, but<br />

the Greater Hornby Residents<br />

Association and Hornby Rotary<br />

are co-ordinating a community<br />

fundraising effort so one can be<br />

added.<br />

Walk’n’Talk<br />

more popular<br />

than ever<br />

• From page 1<br />

Supported by the city council,<br />

the programme operates in six<br />

areas, including Beckenham,<br />

Fendalton, Halswell, Linwood,<br />

New Brighton and Papanui.<br />

Council community<br />

governance team manager<br />

Matt McLintock says that<br />

after 20 years, the Walk’n’Talk<br />

programme is “more popular<br />

than ever”.<br />

“The weekly wanders are<br />

literally attracting people from<br />

all walks of life, and all ages,” he<br />

said.<br />

“For some, it is an opportunity<br />

to make new connections<br />

while for others, they want to<br />

learn more about their local<br />

area.<br />

“Each group is very welcoming<br />

and always keen to include<br />

new members.<br />

“We have found that the<br />

group walks and talks have a<br />

positive impact on well-being,<br />

with participants enjoying a<br />

change of pace. It is also a great<br />

opportunity to reconnect with<br />

your neighbourhood.”<br />

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

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WESTERN NEWS<br />

WESTFIELD LOCAL HEROES AWARDS<br />

Three Christchurch people have been named as Westfield Local Heroes.<br />

Bea Gooding and Matt Slaughter catch up with two of them<br />

Resilience needed in stressful role<br />

WHEN THE February 22,<br />

2011, earthquake destroyed Jan<br />

Nottingham’s home, landing<br />

a job at the Ronald McDonald<br />

House South Island was just the<br />

lifeline she needed.<br />

With nowhere to go, she leapt<br />

at the opportunity to become a<br />

live-in night supervisor, ensuring<br />

families felt welcome at the<br />

house while undergoing treatment<br />

at Christchurch Hospital.<br />

Knowing a thing or two about<br />

resilience herself, Nottingham<br />

believes she was made for the<br />

role and has since been a guaranteed<br />

source of comfort to hundreds<br />

of parents and children for<br />

more than eight years.<br />

Whether it was a shoulder to<br />

cry on, making sure families had<br />

meals to come home to or just<br />

being there for a cuddle, Nottingham<br />

does not view the role<br />

of “house mum” as a job.<br />

So when she was one of the<br />

three winners of the Westfield<br />

Local Heroes awards as voted<br />

by the community, it came as a<br />

surprise.<br />

“I thought, ‘has this really happened<br />

to me?’ It was absolutely<br />

humbling and overwhelming to<br />

PRIDE: Ronald McDonald House South Island night<br />

supervisor Jan Nottingham has been recognised at the<br />

Westfield Local Heroes awards. ​<br />

have been nominated and to win<br />

that award,” she said.<br />

The awards recognise individuals<br />

who go above and beyond<br />

for their local communities.<br />

She was awarded a $10,000<br />

grant as a result, which will be<br />

used to refurbish the education<br />

room at the house.<br />

“Through Covid-<strong>19</strong>, we found<br />

that a lot more people are working<br />

from home. so we needed to<br />

update our education room and<br />

to make it more modern,” said<br />

Nottingham.<br />

“Depending on how long their<br />

sick child is here for, mum and<br />

dad can set their computers up<br />

and work from home while they<br />

are here.”<br />

When others are winding<br />

down for the night, Nottingham’s<br />

day is just getting started.<br />

Starting the day at 4.45pm,<br />

she spends the next 12 hours<br />

introducing new families to the<br />

home, ensuring operations run<br />

smoothly overnight, and being<br />

on-call for any emergencies –<br />

medical or otherwise.<br />

Many families were under<br />

immense stress, whether it<br />

was children receiving cancer<br />

treatment, children with serious<br />

injuries, or expectant mothers<br />

going through a complicated<br />

pregnancy.<br />

Times like these were what<br />

made the job challenging, but<br />

what gave Nottingham strength<br />

was pouring her heart and soul<br />

into the role.<br />

Said Nottingham: “You do feel<br />

for what the families are going<br />

through under those circumstances<br />

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with them. You’re somebody<br />

that has to have empathy, understanding<br />

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Nottingham grew up in<br />

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Christchurch when she was<br />

21-years-old.<br />

She worked for Air New Zealand<br />

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working at a travel agency.<br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>19</strong> <strong>2020</strong> 5<br />

Blue Light to benefit from cop’s determination<br />

A FEW memories stand out for<br />

Senior Constable Bruce Ward in<br />

his 11 years as a police youth aid<br />

officer.<br />

In the 18 months Avonhead’s<br />

Ward has worked at Rolleston<br />

Police Station, he estimates he<br />

has supported about 300 youths<br />

from the district.<br />

Ward has also been a volunteer<br />

with Blue Light for 17 years,<br />

an organisation separate from<br />

police, which organises events<br />

for young people who have been<br />

abused or affected by family<br />

violence.<br />

His determination to go above<br />

and beyond for hundreds of<br />

young people has paid off – Ward<br />

was named one of three winners<br />

in the Westfield Local Heroes<br />

awards and received $10,000 to be<br />

donated to Blue Light.<br />

Ward said the money will<br />

be used towards the cost of<br />

arranging additional camps,<br />

including one for Muslim girls<br />

traumatised by the March 15<br />

mosque attacks.<br />

Recently, he attended a camp in<br />

Auckland with youths who had<br />

been directly impacted by the<br />

terror attacks.<br />

One boy who was injured<br />

and whose father and brother<br />

were killed, told Ward when<br />

his family lived in Syria they<br />

believed police killed innocent<br />

people. When Ward asked if his<br />

perception of this had changed,<br />

he said he now trusted police.<br />

A few years ago, through<br />

his police role, he helped to<br />

set up and coach the first XV<br />

rugby team at Cashmere High<br />

School.<br />

Last <strong>November</strong>, a new officer<br />

in uniform introduced himself to<br />

Ward. He was one of the boys he<br />

coached and said Ward inspired<br />

him to join the police.<br />

Said Ward: “My goal was<br />

always to be involved with youth<br />

and make a difference in young<br />

people’s lives.<br />

“To spend a little bit of time<br />

and money on young people at<br />

PASSIONATE:<br />

Senior<br />

Constable<br />

Bruce Ward,<br />

of Avonhead,<br />

has been<br />

named a<br />

Westfield<br />

Local Hero,<br />

for his work<br />

with youth.<br />

PHOTO:<br />

GEOFF<br />

SLOAN ​<br />

that age, then it prevents them<br />

going into the justice system later<br />

on and we all know that it’s close<br />

to $90,000 a year to have one<br />

prisoner imprisoned.<br />

“If the police can break<br />

down those barriers and look<br />

at the whole restorative justice<br />

approach to youth so that they<br />

get that chance . . . the whole<br />

country’s on a winner,” he said.<br />

Ward said being recognised<br />

as a local hero is a great feeling<br />

but he sees it as an award for the<br />

many police and volunteers who<br />

dedicate their time to Blue Light<br />

and supporting youth.<br />

“There’s no way I could have<br />

ever done this without the team<br />

at Blue Light as supporters.”<br />

He estimates he has worked<br />

with about 60 police officers and<br />

many more volunteers during his<br />

time with Blue Light.<br />

“I’ve been awarded and that’s<br />

great, but do you know what, it’s<br />

an award for Blue Light and the<br />

community organisation.”<br />

His daughters Sarah and<br />

Charlotte and wife Pam are<br />

proud of the recognition.<br />

“They’re over the moon and<br />

they’ve grown up with police,<br />

my children really, and they’ve<br />

attended the odd Blue Light<br />

thing themselves over the years<br />

so I think that they’re as proud<br />

as I am.”<br />

This year, Westfield Riccarton<br />

had the most number of people<br />

vote in the local hero awards<br />

than any other Westfield mall in<br />

Australia and New Zealand.<br />

•To find out more about<br />

the work Blue Light does<br />

visit https://www.bluelight.<br />

co.nz/<br />

SAFER SPEED REVIEWS<br />

Yaldhurst Road, Ryans Road and Pound Road<br />

NEW PERMANENT SPEED LIMITS<br />

Speed limits are changing on SH73 (Yaldhurst Road), and on sections of Ryans Road and<br />

Pound Road. From Friday 4 December <strong>2020</strong> the new permanent speed limits will be:<br />

LOCATION<br />

SH73 East of Yaldhurst – from 155m west of SH73/<br />

SH1 (Russley Road) intersection to 200m west of<br />

Sir John McKenzie Drive<br />

SH73 Yaldhurst – a reduction of the existing 70km/h<br />

zone through Yaldhurst to 60km/h, and an extension<br />

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