Nor'West News: November 26, 2020

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Residents call

for Shirley

centre rebuild

The local news

destination

for Cantabrians

A community breakfast

initiative aimed at

supporting families is

ensuring children are

fed before they start

their school day. Among

those tucking in was

Northcote Primary

School year 6 pupil

Zohreh Mehdizadeh.

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Families tuck into free breakfast initiative

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Edgeware

Pool

may be

open in

two years

• By Bea Gooding

THE EDGEWARE Pool could open

in the next two years if fundraising

efforts are successful.

The Edgeware Pool Group is in

the process of completing the final

designs and has now applied for

funding from the NZ Lotteries

Commission to under take a

geotechnical assessment of the land.

The assessment will determine

whether the land underneath the

structure can support the pool’s

foundations.

Now that resource consent and

a business plan had been obtained,

St Albans Residents Association

treasurer Lynne O’Keefe said the

next major step is to work with

funding partners and continue

fundraising.

“In 2021 we will really get into the

major fundraising,” she said.

O’Keefe is confident they can

secure the necessary funding in spite

of the pool’s $2.8 million price tag.

“It’s all coming together and we’re

all feeling really positive about it.

People have and will come on board

and contribute as they are really

wanting this pool to go ahead.”

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Registration required. Phone 941

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A shorter than most exhibition in order to allow for early pick up for Christmas.

Contributors are Christchurch women Lorelei Jenner and Jenny Wilson and local

Jane Downes. Jasmine Keir’s studio is in Keri Keri and Debra Powell is from the

rural Waikato hamlet of Te Pahu.

Lorelei Jenner paintings are somewhere between abstract and landscape. The

images can be both familiar and interpretive, while at the same time mysterious,

atmospheric and other worldly.

Debra Powell’s alias in the pottery studio is ‘Little Betty’, her ceramic work has

strong narrative themes, exploring relationships between people and nature,

playing with convention and infusing the result with a gentle humour.

Oxidised copper artist Jasmine Keir endeavours to create and understand the

pure alchemy of the colours achievable using a vast variety of natural ingredients

to react and colour her copper panels.

Jenny Wilson has recreated a series of white porcelain moths these light

mysterious creatures are pinned in reference to museum specimens; others rest

on circles – an ancient Chinese symbol of the cycles of life, and of the cosmos.

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Thursday November 26 2020 3

Healthy breakfast five days a week

• By Bea Gooding

THE BREAKFAST Club

initiative is making sure

children are fed before they start

their school day.

Initially meals were dished up

two days a week, but the club –

which is run by Neighbourhood

Links at Northcote Primary

School – is now able to operate

every weekday due to its growing

popularity.

The club welcomes children

and their families from the community

for a spot of breakfast

“made with love” – including anything

from WeetBix, toast, fruit

salad and cereals, to warmer

options, such as porridge, baked

beans or spaghetti.

In term 3 alone, more than

1667 breakfasts were served.

“It was probably our biggest

influx yet during the winter,”

said Breakfast Club co-founder

Charlotte Clark.

“Winter is the hardest for

families. The power bills are bigger,

so food [money] is often the

first things that gets cut because

it’s easier to take money from

there as supposed to the bills.”

The club was founded by Clark

and Angie Durey in 2018 to ensure

no child started their school

day hungry after many pupils

were turning up with empty

stomachs.

SERVICE: Year 6 pupil Sarah Wilson and Breakfast Club

co-founder Charlotte Clark. (Right) Year 5 pupil Zoe

Graham.

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

Starting off with only a handful

of pupils, it has since become

a staple in the community, serving

nearly 50 people a day who

otherwise may not have eaten at

home.

Clark attributes the club’s

growth to the increasing number

of volunteers who help out each

morning, and due to regular

food donations from KidsCan

and members of the community.

“It’s only a success because our

community make it a success –

it’s not because of us” said Clark.

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“Children should always be

coming first. They shouldn’t have

to suffer,” she said.

Clark said in the last two years,

the initiative has been a “huge

help” to whānau, who no longer

have to worry about the barriers

involved when it comes to the

most important meal of the day.

“Research shows that our children

learn better with breakfast,”

she said.

In recent weeks, Covid-19

proved the need for the service

after many parents lost their

jobs. “There’s a wide range of

children that come – they could

be children of working families

or parents on the benefit,” said

Clark.

“The realities our families face

in an area as small as ours, built

with a lot of state houses, are

having many bills and paying

high rent.

“The cost of food and

other things are rising and wages

aren’t matching that.”

But it was not just a case of

telling parents to feed their children,

said Clark.

“Having some understanding

is helpful, it’s not our place to

judge. At the end of the day,

our children aren’t getting fed if

we’re sitting here arguing about

it,” she said.

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The former pool was

demolished in 2007 by the city

council and the community has

been lobbying to get a new one

built ever since, but securing

funding has been a barrier.

The group successfully completed

a feasibility study last year

to determine if the pool would

be an asset to the community. It

enabled the group to apply for

funding from major charitable

groups.

O’Keefe said more than

$150,000 has been raised from

fundraising events, such as

monthly pub quizzes and raffles,

to cover resource consent and design

plan costs. But she said the

group still has to raise $2 million

for the pool’s construction.

The city council initially said

it would not contribute to the

project, but later committed to

providing $1.25 million if the

group could raise the rest. Once

it opens, residents can expect

an outdoor heated pool, a learners’

pool, a toddler splash area,

landscaped grounds with picnic

areas, and a facility with toilets,

showers and meeting rooms.

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Call for community centre rebuild

• By Bea Gooding

RESIDENTS ARE calling for the

revival of Shirley Community

Centre after the area has been

left without a facility for nearly a

decade.

This comes after the Papanui-

Innes Community Board sought

ideas for the future use of the

former community centre site at

10 Shirley Rd.

Due to the city council’s financial

restraints, it was unlikely

that funding would be available

in the short-term for permanent

options.

However, the community

board was still keen to see the

space utilised in the meantime,

while they advocated for funding

through the 2021-2031 Long

Term Plan process.

In September, a questionnaire

was delivered to about 800 properties

within the site’s vicinity,

which asked residents whether

they currently used the site, how

they would like to use it, and

how the city council can make

the most of what was already

there.

The city council received 58

submissions regarding the matter.

Shirley Recreational Walkers

leader Sue Lang wants to see the

centre reinstated and feared it

CHANGES: The site of the old Shirley Community Centre, 10 Shirley Rd. It now has a permanent pump track.

might not happen after the rebuild

was deferred for a number

of years.

“I would like to see the Shirley

Community Centre reinstated

back at this site as we were led

to believe it would be happening

back in 2017,” Lang said in her

submission.

“It is on a great bus route and

was used by many groups both

day and night. Other areas have

had their community centres rebuilt,

but not Shirley. Why?”

Prior to the September 4,

2010, and February 22, 2011,

earthquakes, the well-established

centre was used by many

community groups to host

workshops, classes and fun

activities.

Due to the building’s damage

caused by the earthquakes, the

facility was demolished in 2012

and has not been replaced since,

in spite of the area’s growing

population.

While re-development options

were being explored, a

temporary pump track and a

table tennis facility were recently

installed after a young member

of the community had an idea to

temporarily utilise the space.

Mairehau resident Joanne

Byrne used to use the former

community centre and lives

less than 1km away from the

site.

“We don’t need nor want

temporary activities, we want a

community centre,” she said.

“I would like to see a community

hub – a combined library

and community centre with

additional community facilities,

like a permanent pump track

and bathrooms for all to use.”

But Richmond Residents and

Business Association president

Vicki Brown disagreed with a

need to rebuild the centre.

“We don’t need a community

centre built back here, Shirley are

having great success with their

facility in MacFarlane Park,” she

said.

“We would like to see more

recreational items added with

more updated play equipment,

and an opportunity to grow the

community garden.”

Other suggestions being

floated around included adding

communal barbecues, a food

forest for foraging, and keeping

it as an open space for planting

and walking.

The community board was

currently looking at alternative

funding options and possible

partnerships with organisations.

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Community garden to stay for now

• By Bea Gooding

A GARDEN that has been an

integral part of Riccarton for

more than seven years is set to

remain in the community for

now.

The future of the Riccarton

West Community Garden was

stuck in limbo after its closure in

September when the lease for the

land came to an end.

But it has since re-opened on

Peverel St after a compromise

was struck with landowner,

Kāinga Ora, which will allow the

garden to continue flourishing

for the next two years.

The Christchurch South

Community Gardens Trust now

manages the space, which has

been downsized to make way

for new public housing due to be

built soon.

Said trust manager Christine

Blance: “It is very good news

for local Riccarton residents as

the community gardens and

pantry contribute significantly

to their well-being, and to

neighbourhood sustainability.”

Kāinga Ora will soon start

building 12 of the 13 homes

planned for the Peverel St site

where the garden is located, and

adjoining sites at Kea St.

This gives the trust two years

to find a permanent location

for the garden while the

construction progresses. Once

the garden is relocated and the

land is returned to Kāinga Ora,

it will complete construction on

the 13th and final home.

In July next year, the Riccarton

West Community Garden Trust

will take over the lease once it

has been established.

Said Blance: “Complete

demolition was the only other alternative.

The current site allows

for the Riccarton Community

Gardens Development Group to

have some breathing space while

they form a charitable trust and

identify another suitable, permanent

site.”

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in 2013 when members of the

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confirmation on a new location,

which will required access to

utilities, such as power and

water, and good street access.

But she invited anyone with

land to offer for a long-term

lease to email her at info@

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Tough Kid endurance event last week. Held at the

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Thursday November 26 2020 9

Mud tests the balance of these youngsters.

Casebrook Intermediate’s

Aidan Sandys completes

the estuary run.

Warming up before the start of the event.

Pupils received a watery welcome from firefighters at the finish line.

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Award attributed to volunteer work with children

LORRAINE ORMAN believes

decades of volunteer work

supporting children’s literature

were a contributing factor for

her Storylines Betty Gilderdale

Award for 2020.

The award is given annually to

individuals for their outstanding

service to children’s literature

and literacy.

The Ngaio Marsh Retirement

Village resident will receive

$2000 and will also deliver a

40min address at the awards

presentation in Auckland this

week, known as the Storylines

Spring Lecture.

Orman has spent weeks preparing

for her lecture.

“Initially I thought I don’t

deserve this award. When I did

start thinking about it, I realised

I’d been doing, mainly, volunteer

work to support children’s books

in one way or another for 45

years. I’m almost regarding the

medal as a reward for longevity,”

she said.

Writing is not always easy, Orman

said. To get into a creative

space and get some worthwhile

work done requires dedicated effort

to capture a child’s or young

adult’s imagination.

Said Orman: “It’s making that

space in your head to do all that

creativity that has to happen.

Every writer is different, for me

personally I needed five or six

PASSION: Author Lorraine Orman, of the Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village, has been

recognised for her outstanding services to children’s literacy over the last 45 years. ​

hours a day, working on that

novel. It’s more the mental space

– you’ve got to turn away from

the real world and go into the

world you’re creating inside your

head.

“I (also) do have to do research

for all the historical details.”

Earlier in life, her parents

divorced and she was brought

up as an only child. Her love of

books was inspired by classics

as The Lion, the Witch and the

Wardrobe and the Walt Disney

comics.

She eventually met Jim Orman

and later married, then raised a

family with two sons.

It was during her time of

bringing up children that Orman

found time to write. She had

been a librarian before she began

exploring writing with short

stories for children.

The first paid piece was published

with the New Zealand

School Journal in 1982.

She said one of her books,

Cross Tides, won the New

Zealand Post Children’s Book

Awards best first book in 2005.

Another book, still in publication,

is Here Come the Marines

which was first published in

2005.

She was inspired to follow

the subject matter of American

soldiers training for the battles of

World War 2 in the area around

Warkworth, north of Auckland.

It was Auckland-based literary

agent Ray Richards who raised

the subject matter – such as US

troops driving their vehicles on

Omaha beach – with her and

kept “bugging” her to write a

book around the idea.

She has spent a lifetime in

the vicinity of those in New

Zealand’s literary world. Others

she knows include one of her

treasured mentors – Tessa Duder

– and a “great friend” Maria Gill.

She and Jim moved to

Christchurch from their

previous homes in Warkworth

and Omaha Beach, and now

reside at the Papanui retirement

village.


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tRUStS ACt 2019 –

timE tO ACt

The Trusts Act 2019 comes

into effect on 30th January

2021. The 18 month delay

from when the Act was passed

to allow time for settlors,

trustees and advisors to

familiarise themselves with the

changes and requirements and

review their trust is nearly up.

If you have not already started

your review then put it on your

reading list for this summer.

EXERCiSE thE minD

While there are many new

living provisions in the new Act,

life the main ones that will be all. It is time to now locate and

gather these deeds and records.

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of interest to trustees are the

setting out of the mandatory

and default duties of trustees,

the core documents to be

held by trustees and the

information that is required to

be provided to beneficiaries.

Trustees are required to know

the terms of the trust and act

honestly and in good faith in

accordance with the terms

and to be actively involved

with the management of the

trust. While this was always

expected, it was not set out in

the legislation before and so

possibly not well understood

by people when they agreed to

become a trustee on a trust.

All trustees must hold

copies of the core trust

documents, the trust deed

and any variations made to

the trust deed, and at least

one trustee must hold all the

trust documents, including

records of assets, minutes

and financial records. For

some existing trusts those

documents might be missing,

spread across several lawyers

and accountants, or not exist at

The new Act includes a

presumption that basic trust

information (the fact that they

are a beneficiary and who the

trustees are) must be made

available to every beneficiary.

Beneficiaries are also to be

made aware that they are

able to request additional

trust information. This may

possibly pose the biggest

challenge for many settlors

and trustees. However this

presumption as to the supply

of information is qualified by

certain considerations that

trustees may take account of

in deciding what, if any, information to

provide.

Many family trusts were set up with a

wide class of beneficiaries including

the nieces and nephews and partners of

beneficiaries in addition to the settlors

and their children and grandchildren. It

may never have been intended that most

of these beneficiaries would ever receive

a benefit under the trust but they were

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included as possible recipients. If your

trust deed allows a change to beneficiaries

this should be included in your review

now.

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Ali McGregor has rolled her passions for Italy

and lemons into her business, Ali’s Lemons. Her

love for creating delectable recipes of lemon based

desserts, liquor, and curds have patrons around the

country enjoying her products.

A Cantabrian local, Ali has a diversified

background, which enhances her love for being in

the kitchen and creating lemon masterpieces.

we asked ali about her

background and where her love

for lemons came from?

Growing up on a Wairarapa farm, the kitchen of

Ali’s family home was the hub of the farm and the

home, the place where family, friends, visitors, and

workers all gathered and shared food together.

Meals were prepared from produce grown on the

farm.

Morning and afternoon teas have always been

symbols of country hospitality. On the farm,

an array of freshly made treats along with iced

cakes and biscuits from the twenty-plus regularly

replenished cake tins, welcomed all visitors.

Ali learned how to cook by osmosis: by

watching and helping, and as she became more

accomplished and confident, making the timetested

recipes handed down from generation to

generation. For Ali, food and friendship continue

to be intertwined: preparing delicious food to

share gives great satisfaction. Consequently, she

made a career shift to include teaching food and

nutrition as well as English.

A life-long fascination with Italy has grown from

singing Italian opera and enjoying Italian art and

architecture. She learned the language and many

Italian cities including Italy to Venice, Rome,

Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Le Marche, the Cinque

Terre.

Against this background, the devastating

Christchurch earthquakes of 2011 that forced

many to re-evaluate their lives, were also the

catalyst for Ali to establish Ali’s Lemons. Her range

of products draws on her experiences, and belief

that food sustains not only the body and soul but is

also a celebration of life and love.

Ingredients are everything

Locally sourced ingredients including organic,

Yen Ben lemons are the foundation product which

offers the sharp, tart flavour. Yen Ben are a true

lemon, unlike the much sweeter Meyer lemon

which is the most prolific lemon grown in the

Canterbury region.

Free range eggs are used in the curds and saffron

from Wynyard Estate which uses the international

standard of quality and is premium grade 1.

Green Bee Honeydew is used in both the Lemon

Honeydew Reviver and the Lemon Caramelised

Onion.

how do you spend your down

time?

I love music, particularly classical and opera, has

been a passion all my life. I studied singing at

Victoria University and then moved to Auckland

to study with Dame Sister Mary Leo and then was

a singer and I still love to sing.

I love reading and belong to a book group,

working in my working and travelling.

what is your earliest memory of

lemons ?

Growing up on the farm in the Wairarapa, there

was an enormous lemon tree which grew right

up against my bedroom window and on warm

evenings the delicious perfume of the waxy

blossoms filled my room, perhaps this was the

beginning of my love affair with lemons !

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The landmark BioTechNZ study analysed

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BioTechNZ is a member of the NZTech

Alliance, which brings together 20 technology

associations with more than 1500 member

organisations who employ more than 10

percent of the workforce, who are working to

help create a more prosperous New Zealand

underpinned by technology.

NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says

the report, due for public release this month,

captures the major impact that biotechnology

is quietly having on all Kiwis.

“Biotechnology is being applied in New

Zealand to reduce waste, create vaccines,

develop healthier food and more efficient

crops,” Muller says.

“One of New Zealand’s largest companies used

biotechnology to develop milk with the A2

protein only, to help people who have trouble

drinking regular cow’s milk.

“Another growing New Zealand success story

is a company that uses biotechnology processes

to extract gold and other precious metals from

electronic waste.

“While Kiwi families are concerned about

the enormous use of petroleum products

for energy, new plastics are coming into the

home, made with corn and other plants, not

petroleum, via a biotechnology processes.

“Biotechnology is also being applied in

more direct ways to environmental cleanup.

A process called bioremediation uses

microorganisms to reduce, eliminate, or

contain contaminants in the soil or other

environments.

“As obesity rates climb to epidemic levels,

biotechnology is helping to create a new

generation of healthier plant-based oils. These

oils are free of the trans fats that can raise

cholesterol and contribute to heart disease.

Soybeans, corn, cotton and canola have

been enhanced to resist insects, herbicides

and drought conditions, allowing farmers to

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“New Zealand scientists have developed grasses

that reduce methane emissions from livestock,

which will help reduce greenhouse gases.

“Tomorrow, biotechnology will bring better

health and treatments for disease that will

produce all kinds of medical products for New

Zealanders.

“There are a growing number of global

opportunities for biotech and New Zealand’s

strengths allow scientists and companies to

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in the animal sciences, horticulture, marine

and biomedical industries.”

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Start a new

Christmas tradition

What could be better than starting some new family traditions this year? Christmas traditions are memories

in the making and help spread a little festive cheer whether with your loved ones or out in the community.

10 great ideas to help make Christmas a magical time of the year

1. Create a Christmas playlist with some of

your favourite carols and songs – play it

loud and every day, if that’s your thing.

Or plan a pre-Christmas sing-along

evening – don’t forget to supply the song

sheet so everyone can join in too.

2. Get into the spirit of Christmas by getting

together with family or friends to help

decorate each other’s houses – turn up

the music, drink the wine and go all out

to deck the halls.

3. Make and send homemade Christmas

cards – there’s nothing more exciting

than getting mail, right? Or how about

writing some generic ones and dropping

them into your nearest retirement

home to brighten up an elderly person’s

Christmas.

4. Buy your family Christmas tee-shirts or

Santa hats to wear on the day and don’t

forget to take a family selfie.

5. Fill a shoebox with gifts for a child, wrap

it with a bow, and deliver to the nearest

community gift tree – check with your

local library and label with age and

gender.

6. Have a yearly family, friends or neighbour

outdoor games night with drinks and

nibbles leading up to the big day – think

Pétanque, hoopla, mini golf, giant chess,

or croquet.

7. Take a leaf out of Iceland’s traditional

‘Jolabokaflod’ or Christmas Book Flood,

and give a book as a gift on Christmas

Eve each year – don’t forget to write

inside the cover who it’s from and the

date.

8. Make a list of must see Christmas movies

to watch a week before Christmas day

and tick off the ones you’ve watched.

Don’t forget the popcorn and hot

chocolate or nibbles and wine.

9. Make and give a handmade ornament

as a gift each year – the lucky receiver’s

Christmas tree will be covered with

beautiful, handmade memories.

10. Make homemade hot chocolate on

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Christmas is a great time for passing down recipes that are tried and true becoming

traditional family favourites. The owner of this recipe says her mum used to make

the pudding on Christmas Eve and would take the bowl and wooden spoon around

everyone in the house to stir the mixture and make a wish.

Make a Wish Christmas Pudding

You will need:

• 1 ½ tbsp butter

• 1 ½ tsp baking soda

• 1 ½ cups of boiling water

• 1 ½ cups flour

• 1 ½ cups mixed fruit or sultanas

• ¾ cup sugar

Method:

1. In a glass or stainless steel bowl,

melt the butter (over hot water)

and dissolve the baking soda.

2. Add the boiling water and

sugar.

3. When cool, add flour and

mixed fruit.

4. Stir all the ingredients together

and make a Christmas wish.

5. Cover bowl with a tea towel and

allow to stand overnight.

The next day:

• Place mixture into a greased

bowl or ice-cream container,

cover with tinfoil and place in a

pot of water, just deep enough

so the bowl doesn’t float.

• Boil pudding for four hours and

check regularly to make sure

the water has boiled dry. Top

up carefully with extra water if

required.

• Serve with heaps of Chantilly

cream!

Plan your sweet as

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You will need:

• 1 x bottle of cream

• ½ tsp vanilla essence

• 1 tbsp icing sugar to

sweeten

Method:

Put cream, vanilla essence

and icing sugar in a bowl and

whisk until light and fluffy with

softly formed peaks. Cover and

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Santa’s Brekkie Pancakes

with fresh berries

This one is not just for the kids – the sweetness of the bananas makes these

pancakes scrumptious and a delicious, healthy breakfast hit for everyone!

You will need:

• 4-5 bananas (soft enough to mash)

• 4 eggs

• ½ cup rice flour

• 2 tbsp whole linseed

• ½ tsp salt

• grated lemon rind

• juice from 1 lemon

• splash of vanilla

• butter to cook the pancakes

Method:

1. Peel and mash the bananas in a bowl.

2. Stir in the eggs, vanilla, linseed, salt

and lemon ingredients.

3. Add flour and mix to a smooth batter.

4. Cook pancakes in frypan on one side

until they bubble on the surface or hold

together enough to be flipped over.

5. If the mixture is thick, flatten the

pancakes out once they’ve been turned

over. Each pancake should be around

1cm thick.

Kid’s version:

Decorate each pancake with red berries

for Santa’s hat, Greek yoghurt or

whipped cream for Santa’s beard and

chocolate buttons or grape halves for

Santa’s eyes.

Adult’s version:

Serve with a mix of fresh strawberries,

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Shops bursting with

festive gift ideas

The countdown to the big day is well underway, so making up the

Christmas gift list will now be a top priority… if you haven’t already done so.

Finding those special gifts and stocking fillers as

well as the Christmas treats for the table is so easy at

our city’s malls and shopping centres, where the shops

are bursting with festive merchandise.

Every woman likes to receive body pampering

gifts, and there is a huge selection of these priced

to suit all budgets at the many pharmacies and gift

shops around the city. Perfume is another favourite

and again there is a wide selection to choose from,

ranging from exciting new releases to the well-known

fragrances that have stood the test of time. Lingerie,

jewellery, fashion accessories, homewares and decor

items – there’s no end to the ideas for the women on

the list.

The men are equally well catered for, from the

sophisticated metro-male boyfriends, to the car-crazy

brothers and the DIY enthusiast and keen gardener

husbands and dads. Choose from clothing, books,

tools, personal grooming items and gadgets to put a

smile on their face on Christmas morning.

Speaking of smiles, nothing gives families more joy

than seeing the excitement of the children opening

their presents. Whether they are delivered by Santa

or snuck under the tree by mum and dad, the cuddly

toys, games, dolls and building blocks, the candy

canes, toy trucks and pretty dresses currently filling

the shops will bring squeals of sheer happiness from

the smallest family members.

The tweens and teens usually have their own ideas

about what they want for Christmas, so the gift cards

offered by a wide range of retailers are the perfect way

to please.

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Bishopdale

Pharmacy

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Keeping Well and

Merry this Christmas

TWIST: Windsorcare will be hosting a fair which is also a chance for

residents to give back to the community. ​

Community fair with

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A COMMUNITY fair

with a charitable twist is

set to give residents the

chance to give back this

weekend.

Windsorcare is hosting

a fair extravaganza at

its Shirley premises on

Saturday, at 1pm, with

funds raised going

toward’s the charitable

trust’s activities.

General manager Dr

Warren Smith said the

money raised will help

pay for outings for their

residents who are not able

to afford it.

“The money raised will

go towards activities and

outings for our residents,”

Dr Smith said.

“Every month the men

get to go on an outing

and the women like to

do something different,

the men love to go to a

workingmen’s club for

lunch and a pint, the ladies

also love lunching but

probably to somewhere

like Orana Park or lovely

gardens.”

Social connectedness is

vital to residents well-being

and mental health and is

something Windsorcare is

very focused on, he said.

Other benefits of these

social outings include lowering

the risk of dementia

and promoting a sense

of safety, belonging and

security.

Windsorcare is a

charitable trust dedicated

to providing a safe, caring

environment, while

respecting the uniqueness

and supporting the abilities

of each individual.

The trust has been caring

for the community since

1959. This time last year it

held its 60th anniversary

celebrations.

Accommodation and

care is provided for those

aged 65 and over. There are

49 independent living cottages,

and a further eight

brand new architecturallydesigned

villas ready to

move into for Christmas

2020.

Windsorcare provides

care for life, meaning,

should the need arise

to move into rest home,

hospital or dementia care,

with the peace of mind

knowing that the very best

level of care is provided by

round-the-clock nursing

and nurturing.

The community fair will

take place this Saturday

at 1 Horseshoe Lake Rd.

If it is raining, it will be

postponed to December 5

from 1pm to 5pm.

As we start the lead-up to Christmas,

it is often a time for planning and

preparation. This can be fun, or

stressful, but typically a mixture of

both!

We would like to help make your

lead-up to Christmas much more on

the enjoyable side.

Gift giving is a special part of

Christmas. Finding a gift to give

that you know will be appreciated

is sometimes easy and sometimes

tricky. We can help you enjoy your

Christmas shopping at any time

you are in with us, but we also have

created an extra opportunity to do

this. On Thursday, December 3, we

have a late night Christmas event

from 6pm- 9pm.

During that time you will get

the chance to shop in a relaxed

environment, enjoy some Christmas

nibbles and the Christmas

atmosphere. We will have special

discounts for you across all of our

gift range.

However, it is not just about the

Christmas shopping! We will also

have a number of pop-up stations

where you can be pampered a little,

learn something new, and get some

health tips.

When you leave, you will be able to

take your gifts home having been

beautifully wrapped and ready to go

straight under the tree.

We appreciate that when a gift is

given, the anticipation of what could

be inside the package is one of the

best parts! This is one of the reasons

why we take extra care to wrap your

gifts beautifully for you, and for free.

There are other equally important

parts of holiday season planning and

preparation that we can help you

with too. For people who take any

medication, now is a good time to

be checking to make sure you have

enough of everything, especially if

you are travelling away. If you have

any concerns or queries, our friendly

pharmacists are here to help.

It is also a good time to check the

sunscreen and insect repellent

bottles to make sure they are still in

date and you have enough to see you

through. We can also help with travel

sickness solutions, first-aid kits and

other tips for keeping you healthy

and well over the holidays.

So prepare your list, put a note in

your diary now for the evening of

December 3, we will look forward to

seeing you then, as well as whenever

you need us over the coming months.

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Gardeners urged to save water during summer

THE GARDEN city’s head

gardener is urging residents to be

mindful of their outdoor water

use this summer so the city’s

water supply network doesn’t

come under too much pressure.

Botanic Gardens director Wolfgang

Bopp is part of this year’s

“Water like you oughta” campaign,

which encourages people

to think carefully about how and

when they water their gardens.

“Sprinklers and garden irrigation

systems use the most

household water, so we’re asking

people to check how long they’re

watering for and when they’re

watering,” Bopp says.

“Leaving a sprinkler on for

too long in the heat of the day or

when it’s windy can waste hundreds

of litres of water, and many

sprinklers aren’t very accurate.

“Most gardens just need a few

minutes of water in the cool of

the early morning or late evening.

Hand-held watering with a hose

or watering can is the most accurate,

plus it can be very relaxing

– and we could all do with a bit

more of that this year.”

Bopp says setting up a water

timer is the next best solution.

“Some people may have a builtin

irrigation system or a sprinkler

permanently in place in their garden.

Setting these up with a timer

on your tap for a few minutes of

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watering overnight means your

plants can be hydrating while

you’re sleeping.”

In summertime the household

demand for water in Christchurch

generally doubles compared with

winter, mostly because of people

watering their gardens and lawns.

During peak demand in the early

evenings, parts of the city may

use water faster than the network

can pump it and fill the reservoirs,

leading to supply issues and

reduced pressure, which can also

have an impact on firefighting.

When that happens, city council

has to impose water restrictions to

ensure the safety and continuity of

the water supply.

Bopp says making small changes

to watering habits can add up

to a big difference for the city.

“Lawns don’t need much water,

if any, and there’s no real reason to

be watering roadside berms. Grass

is tougher than most people think.

If it does turn brown over summer,

it‘ll go green again in autumn.”

Bopp says while the Botanic

Gardens has its own private well,

which is independent from the

city’s water supply network, over

the past few years it has been

expanding its irrigation system to

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Leaders in Learning

The PETER BRYANT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

…is awarded to the Dux of the school E Wen Wong

This is an annual award, established by the Board of

Trustees, to acknowledge the outstanding contribution

to Burnside High School of the late Dr Peter Bryant, in

his role as the Chairperson of the Board.

E Wen’s ability was summed up by her teacher at

Intermediate who stated that, “This student is an

outstanding example of resilience, responsibility,

positivity and respectfulness”. They went on to

say in her mid-year report “To complete the year in

much style, this student merely needs to sustain her

endeavour and savour the good things that come her

way”

It would seem that good things came the way of this

student in the form of a Burnside High School Entrance

test where scores of 100% where achieved in both

English and Mathematics, along with 98% in Reasoning.

From that point on, E Wen has thrown herself into

every facet of school life with success across the

board, but also developing real passions

with her involvement in music where

she is a Lead Oboist in the school

orchestra, writing, where she has won

several awards including the 1st and

2nd she gained for two poems in the

2019 Guernsey International Poetry

Competition and she was this year’s

winner of the Secondary Schools

National Poetry Award.

Equally impressive was her Zonta Young

Women in Public Affairs Award earlier

this year where she was one of just 10

International Award Winners across 58

countries.

Her academic record is outstanding and the 65 NCEA

credits she has earned this year are exclusively at

Excellence level she is entered for no less than seven

Scholarship exams on top of her other five subjects.

At this year’s prizegiving, we saw her collect awards

for First Place in English, Geography

and Mathematics with Statistics and

Excellence Awards for History and

Chemistry and the Suzanne Hay Cup

for Creative Writing and a Noeline Clark

Scholarship for General Excellence. She

has been offered various substantial

scholarships by competing Universities

to entice her their way, but has settled

on the University of Canterbury where

she will study Law and Science and

perhaps work for the UN in the future.

Her teachers this year have described

her as “massively driven” and an

“absolute dynamo” to have in the classroom. We are

positive that whatever E Wen chooses to do, it will be

with great success.

What an absolute honour and a privilege it has been to

have this young woman in our school community for

the past 5 years.

Proxime Accessit

Aimee Wang

When Aimee came to Burnside High

School in Year 10, her prior academic

record boasted grades of “A” across

every subject for the previous three

academic years.

As her time at Burnside High School

progressed, Aimee has been described

by her Physics teacher as an “eminently

capable student who is quick to pick

up ideas” and that “she adds a lot to

the classroom environment with her

diligence and focus”. This year her

Cambridge Pure Mathematics teacher

reports that “she has that much admired ability to find

the most elegant solutions to the hardest problems”.

She is also described as generous and genuine in her

approach to learning and is massively

willing to use her knowledge to help

others in a friendly and unassuming

manner. She is described as considerate,

inclusive and friendly by her classmates

and is highly respected by all of her

teachers.

Whilst quiet on the surface, it would

seem there is a busy, enquiring and

engaging mind underneath that exterior.

At Burnside High School, it is no mean

feat to be a high profile academic, but

she takes her place easily amongst the

academic heavyweights. There are plans

to study at Auckland University next year, however this

student could well be one of the next crop of Burnside

High School students to take up an offer from one

of the prestigious United Kingdom or United States

Universities and she is currently investigating options in

this direction.

Her Cambridge and NCEA results are impressive

reading. In NCEA, she has amassed 249 credits at

Excellence Level, with not many at lower grades and

she enters her exams with 43 Excellence credits at

level three already in the bag. She also will tackle

Scholarship examinations in her preferred two subjects

this year – Economics and Calculus.

Aimee earned first place in Economics, Cambridge

Calculus and Cambridge Statistics, and excellence in

Chemistry, English and Physics.

We wish Aimee well as she determines the pathway on

her very impressive and exciting future as she looks to

embark on a career where she tells me she hopes to

reduce poverty for people in the world.

Musician of the Year

Sportsman of the Year

Sportswoman of the Year

Emica Taylor

Emica has been a member

of the Specialist Music

Programme for five years. In

this time she has established

herself as a versatile performer

across genres and at the very

highest level. As a flautist she

has been a section leader

for the Burnside Orchestra

and Symphonic Band, with whom this year she

showed truly exceptional leadership qualities in

her role as student conductor, helping the band

win the “Best Concert Band” at the Christchurch

Wind Festival. She has been involved in chamber

music for five years, the highlight being selected

as a national finalist in 2019. Emica has been

a member of the Big Band saxophone section

for four years, including one year as lead alto,

winning countless awards along the way. She

is a member of the UC Christchurch Youth

Orchestra and has been selected many times for

the NZSSSO. Despite her formidable talent she

undertakes all this with a sense of fun, service

and humility for which she is respected equally

by her peers and the staff and we look forward to

following her progress as she prepares to move

to Wellington to study flute at the NZ School of

Music.

Hayato Miya

Hayato was selected in the NZ

Junior Squad to play in the

Australian Junior Boys Golf

Championships in Canberra

in April. Unfortunately due

to Covid he was unable to

compete. He was also selected

in the Canterbury U19 team to

play in the South Island U19

Champs in April, which was also cancelled. From

January through to July he has played in at least

10 tournaments throughout the South Island,

and in his three U19 age group tournaments he

placed 1st twice and 2nd. In Open events, he

placed between 2nd and 7th place in different

tournaments around the South Island. Hayato

was the captain of the school Mixed A team, who

came 2nd in the Canterbury Secondary Schools’

Stroke Play Team Champs in Term 1, and near

the end of Term 3, this team won the Canterbury

Secondary Schools’ Match Play Team Champs.

In December, in the re-scheduled NZ Age Group

Championships to be held at the Ngaruawahia

Golf Club, Hayato will again represent Burnside

High School in the U19 age group.

Payton Anderson

Payton has represented

school this year in four

sports - Girls Hockey 1st XI,

Volleyball Senior A, Beach

Volleyball and Ki-o-rahi, as

well as being this year’s female

Sports Leader. In Beach

Volleyball, partnered with Mia

Porteous, this pairing finished

7th in Div. 1 at the National Secondary Schools

Championships in Mount Maunganui in February.

As captain of the Girls Hockey 1st XI, Payton

was awarded the Highest Goal Scorer at the

South Island Premiership Girls tournament

held in Christchurch. She was recently selected

into the Canterbury U18 Womens’ team for the

second year. She has also been awarded a full

sports scholarship in Field Hockey to Boston

University, starting in August 2021 for four years.

In Athletics, she is this year’s winner of the Senior

Girls Field Cup.

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Leash your dogs when walking on beaches

DOG OWNERS are being

reminded that beaches are

off-limits to unleashed dogs on

summer days.

“We know many people enjoy

playing with their dogs at the

beach and they can still do that,

but they need to steer clear of

the main swimming areas or go

early in the morning or in the

evening,’’ city council animal

services manager Mark Vincent

said.

“Between 9am and 7pm

unleashed dogs are banned

from specified areas of our

swimming beaches because

people who have come to the

beach to have a splash in the

sea or to make sandcastles with

their kids don’t want lots of dog

running around.

“Although dogs are prohibited

at these beaches between 9am

and 7pm, dog owners can walk

their dogs through these beaches

as long as they are only passing

through and they keep their dog

on a short leash.”

At Spencer Park, Waimairi,

as well as North and South New

Brighton beaches, dogs are

prohibited for 100m either side

of the surf lifesaving clubs’

pavilions.

At New Brighton beach dogs

are prohibited for a distance of a

100m in a northerly direction of

the surf lifesaving club’s pavilion

to a point 100m south of the pier.

“We have a big coastline so

there is still many kilometres

of beach where dog owners can

have fun with their pets over

the summer. Just remember you

need to keep your dog under

effective control and clean up

after them if needed,” Vincent

said.

The beaches where the daytime

ban applies include the

beach at Cass Bay, Corsair Bay,

Sandy Bay, Paradise Bay, Hays

Bay, Diamond Harbour,

Purau, Akaroa, French Farm,

Le Bons Bay, Little Akaloa,

Okains Bay, Port Levy and Tikao

Bay. At Sumner beach dogs

are prohibited for a distance

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on parts of

some beaches

this summer

unless they are

on a lead.

of 100m north of the Sumner

Surf Lifesaving Club’s pavilion

through to Cave Rock.

At Taylor’s Mistake beach dogs

are prohibited for a distance

of 50m either side of the surf

lifesaving club pavilion.

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remove. Don’t leave this one to chance or a mate’s opinion.

2. Check For Services There have been many call-outs for jobs

gone wrong where a DIYer has taken on the task of demolition

or digging a trench only to find they have hit a water pipe. This

is not only costly to fix but dangerous for all involved. You can

obtain information about your services from your council,

or again hire a professional to attend the site and make the

necessary checks for you. Believe me, it will cost far less for this

small call-out fee than to pay to fix things up!

3. Check For Load Bearing Walls Before you go ahead and

begin demolition, be sure that the walls you want to take out are

not load-bearing. Don’t be the DIYer who has started to take out

the wall only to realise it was load-bearing halfway through the

job. Again with some professional advice before you begin, you

can be sure that the work you wish to undertake is safe to do so.

might be suitable for, ie. teenager, mum,

girl aged 10-12 years etc, this means their

volunteers can make sure they can be

gifted to the appropriate person.

Please deliver your gifts to our office at

Ray White Papanui, Level 1,

7 Winston Avenue from the 1st of

December (Black and White Coffee cafe

is downstairs if you are trying to find us!).

The last day for gifts to be delivered is

5.30pm, Wednesday 16 December.

Thank you for your kind support, we know

the House and the families staying there

this Christmas will really appreciate it.

Vanessa Golightly

Business Owner & Licencee Agent

027 664 9292

1/7 Tulloch Place, Papanui

Tracy Thomson

Congratulations

Estelle!

We are so excited and proud to announce

that one of our senior property

managers has just achieved her Level 4

Certificate in Property Management -

Congratulations Estelle!

Estelle has worked very hard to achieve

this qualification and says that while

challenging, she has really enjoyed

learning even more about property

management. “It has certainly been

a lot of hard work, but the end result

is so rewarding. I can now offer my

clients even more inside knowledge, and

expertise which is so very important in

the current climate, with ever changing

legislation,” she says.

As part of our commitment to our

landlords and tenants we need to be

constantly upskilling and adding extra

tools to our resources. In this industry

we are always learning and pivoting to

encompass the many changes which

come our way. Watch this space for the

next team member currently working

towards this qualification!

5 things you must do before undertaking a DIY project

4. Is A License Required There are many trades in which

a license is required, plumbing, electrical and some of the

carpentry will need to be performed by a licensed professional

to ensure not only your safety, the safety of your home but also

that you comply with the law. If you are not sure if the job you

want to do requires a licensed professional, make a call and ask.

5. Is It Within Your Capabilities? You might be pretty dapper

at most DIY but there are probably a few jobs outside your

capabilities. In these cases, it is far less expensive to outsource

than it is to have a go and then pay for it to be redone. It can be a

challenging discussion with yourself to honestly be sure a job is

within your capabilities, but it really is within your best interests

to ensure it is.

6. Pretty sure you’ll be ok? Try the task on a small scale first,

then decide. DIY is a great way to save money on your project

when approached the right way. Use this simple list to ensure

the job you are about to undertake is right for you and your

home.

Check out the original post by The Builder’s Wife here:

https://thebuilderswife.com.au/5-things-you-must-do-beforeundertaking-a-diy-project/

Content originally appeared on The

Real Estate Voice - 5 things you must do before undertaking a

DIY project

Vanessa Golightly

Business Owner & Licencee Agent

027 664 9292

Katrina Green

Operations

Manager Property

Management

027 606 0030

Vanessa Golightly

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 664 9292

Stuart Morris

Licensee Agent

& Auctioneer

027 422 6395

Tracy Thomson

Licensee Salesperson

027 440 3035

Ashleigh Pattullo

Licensee Salesperson

027 865 9672

Bronwyn Corps

Administrator

Allie McConnell

Property Management

Assistant

Claire Morris

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 662 4822

Katrina Green

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Tania Ikin

Licensee Salesperson

022 509 2755

Olivia Hendry

Executive Assistant

Estelle Schuurman

Property Manager

Joy Coughlan

Mortgage Broker

027 223 3572

Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui

Phone (03) 352 0567 | rwpapanui.co.nz | /RayWhitePapanui Morris & Co Limited | Licenced REAA 2008


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2020

Connecting Your Local Community

starnews.co.nz

We don’t know

what Black Friday

is either.

But we’ve dropped

our prices anyway.


Our Black Friday sale.

Also available Thursday, Saturday,

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.

We’ve jumped on

the Black Friday

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with super deals across our

entire Whiteware range.

Black Friday.

Flat white Saturday.

Cappuccino Sunday.

Nespresso CitiZ&Milk Machine

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$299 $ 7

less than

per week for

52 weeks on

EasyCard* 2

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Coffee Credit

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332L Top Mount Fridge with Door Cooling

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Inverter Linear Compressor combines the

air flow through the front and back vents

to keep food fresher for longer. You better

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keep this price on ice for very long.

20%

off Nursery including

GT-332SDC 9058437

$799 $ 10

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Black Friday.

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TV you were thinking about.

Black Friday Sales can be

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a new lounge suite, half price.

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The truth is, we’re not too sure about Black Friday either. It’s just a good excuse to give

you a bargain. Which is exactly what this luxurious 5 seater recliner suite from La-Z-Boy

is. It’s half price, and crafted with soft, deep cushioning from headrest to footrest.

$2699 $ was

5399

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120 only of this colour at this price.

INTEREST FREE

on furniture and beds

60MONTHS

24 $1499 & over*

MONTHS

$499 & over*

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on everything


No one’s dreaming

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ideas - now’s the perfect time to grab them.

Super deals

on Oppo and

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smartphones.

JBL Wireless Over-Ear

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LIVE650BT 9057527 9065011

$5

less than

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2

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Interest Free*

50%

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Excludes D5220AU

Up to

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off Russell

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Up to

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off selected

Hard

Furniture *1

Wilma 5 Piece Dining Suite

$489

was

$999

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$11

less than

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If you think Black Friday

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8kg Heat Pump Dryer

$1399

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less than

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interest free*

At least

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Vacuums *1

KOS 3 Piece Outdoor Suite 9062856

The truth is, we’re not too sure about Black Friday

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Which is exactly what this stylish 3 piece outdoor

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top quality FSC® certified Acacia wood.

$839 $ was

1699

less than

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Marsden 2 Door

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90

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If you’re tired of all this

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Excludes Pop-up

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was

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warehouse ready for

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Ari 2.5 Seater Chaise

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Limited Stock

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Offers valid until Tuesday 1st December 2020, while stocks last, unless otherwise stated. Some products on display in selected stores only – please call 0800 764 847 to check availability. Personal shoppers only. *Apple, selected computers, game consoles, gift cards, clearance items and some promotional items are not available in conjunction with interest free offers. Flooring available on a maximum

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NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Thursday November 26 2020 29

Christmas High Tea

Friday 27 November & Friday 4 December

10am - 2pm

Avonhead | Casebrook

0800 SUMMER

summerset.co.nz

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NOR’WEST NEWS

Summerset at Avonhead

120 Hawthornden Road, Avonhead

Nestled in the beautiful suburb of Avonhead, our newest Christchurch village has a range of brand-new homes available now!* Our homes are

warm, modern and designed with everything you could need for the perfect retirement lifestyle. We have a range of stunning show homes

open for you to view. Want to find out more about Summerset at Avonhead? Give Anne or Grace a call today on 03 357 3202.

Brand new homes available now!*

Summerset on Cavendish

147 Cavendish Road, Casebrook

Our village centre is now open, offering our full continuum of care and fantastic new facilities. In addition to our stunning range of two and

three-bedroom villas, we have some of the largest serviced apartments on the market available from just $330,000* and memory care

apartments in our world-class memory care centre, for secure rest home dementia care.

Pop in anytime and take a guided tour of our beautiful village centre, and while you’re here treat yourself to something delicious from our

Divine Café. To find out more, call Deborah, Cath or Jude on 03 741 3340.

Full range of living options available now!*

Christmas High Tea

Friday 27 November & Friday 4 December

10am - 2pm

*Licence to occupy.


NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Thursday November 26 2020 31

Love the Summerset life

Love the Choice

At Summerset, you’ll find a wide range of homes

specifically designed for the over 70s. Choose from

one of our stylish, modern, purpose-built homes, then

make it your own. All our homes are designed with

accessibility as a priority.

Love the Community

At Summerset, you can continue to live the life you

choose with the added peace of mind of living in

a warm and friendly community where you’ll feel

completely at home.

As a Summerset resident, you’ll enjoy all the benefits

of being part of a thriving community, including

easy access to village facilities, events, activities and

community spaces. And there’s support on hand should

you need it in the future.

Love the Confidence

At a Summerset village you can live fully independently

or, should you need it, you can receive support and

care in your own home or apartment, or in our fully

certified care centre. So, if your needs change, you can

be confident you’ll get the support you need without

having to leave the village.

As a Summerset resident, you’ll have access to a range

of community facilities, including:

Divine Café

Exercise room

Communal vegetable

gardens

Residents’ bar

All-weather bowling green

Residents’ workshop

Hair and beauty salon

Swimming pool and/or

spa pool

Regular visits from

health practitioners

For your free information pack visit summerset.co.nz

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NOR’WEST NEWS

Christmas

High Tea

Join us for a Christmas High Tea

What a year it’s been. And now Christmas is fast approaching.

Here at Summerset, we’re busy getting ready for a festive season

that everyone will no doubt be looking forward to.

To help kick things off, we’re planning two Christmas High Teas

and you’re invited.

Just pop along to Summerset at Avonhead or Summerset on

Cavendish any time between 10am and 2pm, on either Friday 27

November or Friday 4 December, and enjoy a range of delicious

Christmas treats and warm drinks on us.

Whilst you’re here, why not also get a taste of the Summerset life

that our residents love so much. Our team would love to show

you around our stunning villages and show homes.

For more information, call Anne at Avonhead on 03 357 3202,

or Deborah at Casebrook on 03 741 3340.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Christmas

High Tea

Friday 27 November

Friday 4 December

10am - 2pm

Summerset at Avonhead

120 Hawthornden Road, Avonhead

Call Anne on 03 357 3202

Summerset on Cavendish

147 Cavendish Road, Casebrook

Call Deborah on 03 741 3340

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