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Bike

rider

numbers

grow – pages 4 & 5

Legal aid bill

almost $200k

• By Chris Barclay

TAXPAYERS HAVE forked

out almost $200,000 to fund

the convicted murderer of

a Christchurch sex worker’s

failed bid for freedom, sparking

outrage from a victims’

advocacy group.

Sainey Marong, 36, appeal to

the Supreme Court, confirmed

as unsuccessful on Tuesday,

highlighted the inequalities

of the criminal justice system,

said Sensible Sentencing Trust

national spokesperson Jess

McVicar.

The Gambian strangled and

set fire to Renee Duckmanton,

22, in a “cold-blooded” and

“particularly callous and cruel”

killing in May, 2016.

He was jailed for life in 2018,

with a minimum non-parole

period of 18 years.

Marong initially appealed his

conviction to the Court of Appeal

and when that foundered

he took his case to the highest

court in the land, claiming a

miscarriage of justice.

Ministry of Justice figures

reveal Marong’s legal aid bill for

his trial and appeals is currently

$189,571.97, with the cost of the

Court of Appeal and Supreme

Court actions yet to be finalised.

That amount prompted an

angry reaction from McVicar.

The victims of these people,

they do not get legal aid, they do

not get legal assistance,” she said.

“Financial help families can

get for the funeral is restricted,

they’re only allowed 30

counselling sessions and then

they have to pay.

• Turn to page 4

Sainey Marong

CRIME SCENE: Sex worker Renee Duckmanton, 22, was picked up by Sainey Marong in

the central city and then found in Rakaia after she was strangled.

Police to

investigate

altercation

among

high school

students

• By Matt Slaughter

POLICE WILL investigate an

altercation involving several

Christchurch high school

students which resulted in

one possibly having their arm

broken.

The incident happened after

school last Wednesday outside

Papanui Toc H Athletic Club on

the grounds of Papanui High

School.

Acting Sergeant Nathan

Wilson said details are

limited at this stage but

students from as many as five

schools were believed to be

involved.

Sergeant Jim Currie

understands these schools

include Shirley Boys’ High

School, Papanui High School

and St Bede’s College.

Papanui High principal

Jeff Smith said the school has

investigated and believes none of

its students were involved in the

altercation.

Wilson would not say the

nature of injuries the student

received. But Shirley Boys’

High principal Tim Grocott

understands their arm was

broken.

• Turn to page 9

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Tributes flow after death .................................. 5

Growth in number of bike riders..........4-5

Man fined after docking puppies ............ 7

More funds to preserve heritage?...............6

New hospital child care initiative ....................9

Alpine fault – What will it feel like?......8-9

Bank to stop cash, cheque deposits ....10

KiwiSaver transfers not completed.......16

New home for Smiths City ......................... 15

Students’ plan to help elderly...................23

Return to Trump, pandemic ..............20-21

Couple’s surrogate appeal answered...24

Heritage in photos .............................................25

Mayor’s column.................................................... 29

Check your shopping receipts .............. 27

ECan column........................................................... 30

Food .................................................................................28

Food.................................................................................. 35

Gardening ................................................................ 29

Puzzles............................................................................36

Sport ................................................................................. 31

Gardening....................................................................39

Drivesouth .................................................................33

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Puzzles ..........................................................................34

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NEWS 3

in brief

Jacinda Ardern’s ‘be kind’ face mask, while Ashley Bloomfield’s bears his traditional greeting.

Your chance to buy famous face masks

• By Chris Lynch

TWO FRAMED face masks

with signatures from New

Zealand’s most recognisable

faces during the Covid-19

pandemic are being auctioned.

The Rangiora Lions Club is

selling the masks signed by

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

and director general of health

SOUTHSHORE beach has

turned bright pink after the high

tide left millions of whale krill

washed up.

Sea birds are feasting at the

beach on the swimming crabs

which form important food for

whales and other sea life.

Otago University’s Marine Science

Professor Steve King said the

summer stranding is nothing to

be alarmed about.

“It’s a natural cycle of the pelagic

food where climate change is

happening but it is mostly manifested

in the warm water conditions

we are seeing right now.

There’s a raft of red-pink

animals on the wave wash on the

beach, that’s a very typical thing

to happen in the summer time in

these sub-antarctic waters.”

King said the red crabs have a

pigment which reflects the pink

colour.

Dr Ashley Bloomfield to benefit

Blind Low Vision NZ.

They are being auctioned

on Trade Me, the listing

reads: “Guaranteed authentic.

Professionally framed. Would

look stunning on your wall or

office.”

The starting price is $300 each.

Project co-ordinator Quentin

De Hamel said he wanted to do

something positive to mark this

extraordinary year.

“I felt a face mask was a

good symbol for the year, and

the 1pm briefings with the

Prime Minister and Dr Ashley

Bloomfield will remain as a key

memory of 2020,” he said.

“I was delighted that both

Jacinda and Ashley chose to

support our fundraiser.”

Bloomfield has written the

now famous words used at the

beginning of his daily 1pm

press briefings “kia ora, koutou

katoa”.

Ardern’s mask highlights her

famous saying “be kind”.

Both masks are authentic,

have been signed and professionally

framed.

– NZ Herald

Washed up krill turns

Southshore beach pink

NATURAL CYCLE: Thousands of dead krill have turned Southshore beach pink.

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produced by the Natural History

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display. Canterbury Museum

is just the third venue outside

the United Kingdom to host

the exhibition. It will run from

November 27 to March 28.

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intimate animal portraits to

inspiring wild landscapes.

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hot demand with a number of

Christchurch residents reporting

they have been stolen in brazen

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Workplace victim named

THE MAN killed in a workplace

incident at a Christchurch steel

factory on Monday has been

named.

Stuff reported Chesco James

Krueger died after the incident

at United Steel in McAlpine St,

Wigram, at 2.10pm on Monday.

It is understood the worker

was struck by a piece of steel.

A police spokeswoman said

they were notified about the

workplace incident.

A St John spokesman said an

ambulance and rapid response

unit were also sent to the site.

United Steel group health

and safety manager Benjamin

Hammond said the company,

his workmates, and friends were

all deeply saddened by what has

occurred.

The company is currently

conducting its investigation into

• From page 1

“It’s so unbalanced and ridiculous.

If you want to appeal your

conviction or your sentence then

you have to come up with the

funds yourself.”

McVicar said the millions

spent on legal aid annually

would be better spent elsewhere.

“We’ve got a huge family

violence issue . . . we’ve got a

massive lack of rehabilitation

and we’re spending this money

TRAGIC: Chesco James Krueger died at United Steel in

Wigram after a workplace incident on Monday.

PHOTO: ANNA LEASK

the incident and is working collaboratively

with WorkSafe.”

He said they are providing

additional support to their employees.

‘Money could be better spent elsewhere’

to allow constant litigation and

constant appeals,” she said.

“We’re spending $200,000

on one person who committed

a serious violent crime. They

destroyed someone’s life and the

family’s life, yet we can’t put that

money towards making a better

system for the victim.”

However, noted Christchurch

barrister Nigel Hampton QC,

defended the provision of legal

aid and the appeal process.

“I wish to thank all those who

have and continue to offer their

thoughts, wishes and support to

the United Steel Christchurch

team.”

“Under-funding of the defence,

at trial and on appeal, is a large

contributing factor to miscarriages

of justice,” he argued.

The criminal justice system

allows applications to appeal

as of right, and that is further

enshrined in New Zealand’s Bill

of Rights. Neither the right to

appeal, nor the right to be legally

assisted, if needs be by the state,

can, (nor should) be constrained.”

• Editorial, page 29

Cycleway growth

CYCLISTS SAY the growing

network of major cycle routes

in the city is encouraging them

to make more trips by bike, new

survey findings show.

Earlier this year the city

council repeated the Cycle Users’

Survey that first ran in 2018.

This year 303 surveys were

completed, which involves interviews

with people found riding

their bikes on the city’s major

cycle routes.

City council transport

operations manager Steffan

Thomas said 82 per cent of those

who took part this year stated

the new cycleways have

encouraged them to use their

bikes more.

“It is clear from the responses

to the survey that the growing

network of major cycle routes in

the city is making a difference

to how people move around,” he

said.

“It was great to see people

talking about how they are now

happy for their kids to bike to

school or how they now cycle

into town if they are going to

meet friends for dinner.

SAFER: The growing number of cycleways in the city

is encouraging more residents to get on their bikes,

according to survey findings. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN


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encourages more riders to get on bikes

Steffan

Thomas

The reason we are building

the cycleway network is to make

it safer and easier for people of

all ages to get around the city by

bike so it is really heartening to

hear about how the cycleways

are making people re-think their

transport options.’’

The survey

covered topics

such as

trip-purpose,

cycling frequency,

mode

of transport

prior to cycling,

cycleway

influence on

participation

and safety and

comfort perceptions.

The largest individual age

group of respondents were those

aged between 35 and 49-yearsold,

representing 30 per cent of

the results.

Overall, nearly 60 per cent

said they ride at least five times a

week, and more than 80 per cent

twice a week for work, education,

meeting friends and family, or for

fitness purposes.

Cyclists have also reported that

they feel safer on the road – in

2020, 92 per cent agreed that the

cycleways improved safety, which

was a decrease from 94 per cent

in 2018.

However, safety was still a

concern. Many described being

knocked from their bikes due

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to vehicles using the cycle lane

when turning into driveways or

approaching intersections.

“Safety is still a concern for

some. As part of the survey, we

received lots of comments about

the behaviour of drivers and the

constant need for people cycling

to be vigilant around cars,” said

Thomas.

“Whether you are going by bike

or by car, we all need to take care

on the roads and keep an eye out

for other road users.”

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NEWS 5

IMPROVEMENTS: Nearly 92 per cent of cyclists

surveyed by the city council say they feel safer on their

bikes along major cycle routes in Christchurch.

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NEWS

Decisions on

grant requests

likely today

• By Louis Day

CITY COUNCILLORS will

consider granting close to $1

million to various organisations at

their meeting today.

The City Mission has applied

for $500,000 to go towards the $9

million redevelopment of the site

it owns at 275 Hereford St which

it plans to turn into a food bank,

site for transitional housing and

learning hub.

Conductive Education has

asked for $150,000 for the construction

of a transitional housing

complex for young adults with

learning disabilities.

Te Ora Hou Ōtautahi also

wants $150,000 to build its whare

while the Upper Riccarton Sports

Hub has applied for $110,000 for

stage one of the Upper Riccarton

Domain development which

involves the development of clubrooms

and changing facilities.

The applications amount to

$910,000 in total.

However, city council staff have

recommended only $415,000

is dished out between the four

organisations.

This would see $155,000 given

to the City Mission, $40,000 to

Conductive Education, a further

$150,000 to Te Ora Hou Ōtautahi

and $70,000 to the Upper

Riccarton Sports Hub.

• By Louis Day

MAYOR LIANNE Dalziel has

floated the idea of rolling out

a targeted rate which would

be used to preserve the city’s

heritage.

This would result in an additional

charge being added on to

the overall rates bill residents and

businesses receive.

The targeted rate would charge

each property the same unlike

the majority of the rates bill

which is calculated based on

property value.

The money would then be

used to establish a fund which

would only be

put towards

the repair and

maintenance of

the city council’s

tangible and

intangible heritage,

ringfencing

the money and

protecting it

from the tug of

war between projects and assets

that can occur when the council

arranges its budget.

Dalziel thought protecting

Christchurch’s heritage was

especially important after losing

so much of it to the Canterbury

earthquake sequence.

“We have lost so much with the

earthquakes and now you just

look around with what we have

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More funds to preserve heritage?

Lianne

Dalziel

managed to retain, there is real

value that sits in the retention of

our heritage,” she said.

“It is not just a financial value,

you can’t put a price on the

memories that they invoke and

the experience of having those

kind of sites in our city.”

Dalziel is wanting to formally

consult the public on this in the

Long Term Plan which will go

out for feedback in March.

City council staff are currently

calculating how much the targeted

rate would cost ratepayers

and for how long it would be

needed.

The same approach has been

utilised in a variety of different

areas, including the Christ

Church Cathedral.

Since 2017, ratepayers have

been charged an additional fee

on top of their overall rates bill

to help pay off the $10 million

grant the city council made

HISTORIC:

Mayor Lianne

Dalziel has

suggested a

targeted rate

to preserve

heritage sites

across the

city like the

Old Municipal

Chambers.

towards the reinstatement of the

Cathedral.

This financial year the city

council is charging each ratepayer

$6.52 to help pay off the

grant.

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preserve the city’s heritage

is a good idea? Email

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• By Louis Day

AN ADJUSTMENT to how the

city council charges for rates

which would see expensive

properties pay more and those

on the other end of the spectrum

pay less, has been called for.

City councillor Jake McLellan

from left-leaning Labour-aligned

group The People’s Choice is the

person behind the call. He sees the

adjustment as a progressive move

towards ensuring everybody pays

according to their means.

However, councillors from

opposing right-leaning political

group Independent Citizens see

this as “completely ridiculous”

and an attempt to implement a

wealth tax “through the backdoor

of local government.”

While the majority of the

rates bill residents across the city

council’s jurisdiction are charged

is determined by property value,

there is a relatively small fixed

charge called the uniform annual

general charge.

This charge is currently set

at $132 and is added on to the

overarching rates bill of all properties

regardless of their value.

This is less than half the $439 the

Auckland Council charges its

constituents.

McLellan thought this “flat

tax” approach was regressive and

should be scrapped entirely or at

least reduced.

He believed a more progressive

strategy was needed where the

value of properties were taken

into account.

He said this was less about

money and more about principle.

“Under this approach, most

people would actually be better

off, people in Fendalton would

have to pay a little more, but I’m

happy with that,” he said.

“This is about people paying

their fair share and paying according

to their means.

“We should be trying to reduce

the rates burden to those who

need it in these trying times.”

City council staff have been

asked by councillors to provide

them with a report on a review

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Call for rates adjustment

PRINCIPLE:

Jake McLellan

says the “flat

tax” approach

should be

scrapped.

of the uniform annual general

charges. Any changes to the

charge would require public consultation

before being made.

Deputy Mayor and The

People’s Choice caucus leader

Andrew Turner said he would

not like to see these charges increase

but would not say whether

he wanted to see them decrease

until he had seen the work produced

from staff.

Ensuring there was a “fair and

equitable” distribution of charges

was needed though, he said.

City councillor and member

of Independent Citizens Sam

MacDonald thought abolishing

or reducing the uniform annual

general charges would be “completely

ridiculous.”

“It is out of touch with the

hard-working ratepayers of

Christchurch,” he said.

MacDonald questioned why a

Labour-aligned councillor from

The People’s Choice was pursuing

what appeared to be a wealth

tax when Prime Minister Jacinda

Ardern had ruled one out this

term.

“I don’t know why they are

trying to implement one through

the back door of local government.”

Fellow city councillor and

Independent Citizens member

James Gough saw this as a “very

blunt and poorly thought out attempt

at a wealth tax.”

“Just because someone resides

in an area that has a higher average

land value does not in any

way correspond to their affluence,

cashflow or ability to pay,”

he said.

“You would essentially be saying

that a pensioner who has the same

sized house on the same sized

section in one part of town needs

to pay considerably more for their

rubbish collection and council

services than someone who lives

on the other side of town.

The people who it would

really punish are those on fixed

incomes such as pensioners

who struggle as it is to pay their

rates.”

NEWS 7

Cranford St

alterations

under

discussion

• By Louis Day

CITY COUNCILLORS will

consider endorsing a raft of

alterations to Cranford St today

as the opening of the Northern

Corridor inches closer.

Designs for the street include

widening of the road and intersection

improvements which the

council believes will significantly

improve safety for pedestrians,

cyclists and motorists. This approach

does not add any additional

peak hour capacity and modelling

indicates it will sufficiently

manage predicted traffic levels.

Councillors will consider approving

the design in today’s

sustainability and community

resilience committee meeting.

This comes as the opening of the

Northern Corridor approaches, it

is scheduled for December 17.

In today’s meeting, councillors

will also consider triggering a

three-month “trial and monitoring

period” following the opening

of the corridor.

This will involve an independent

expert reporting back to

councillors as to which measures

should be undertaken to provide

the best solution for the transport

network.


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What will it feel like when the Alpine

• By Jamie Morton

THE NEXT major rupture of the

South Island’s Alpine Fault will

prove one of the largest – if not

the biggest – that earthquakes

Kiwis have ever experienced.

But what will it actually feel

like?

The geology of New Zealand

makes that an incredibly

complex question to answer

– but a new study evaluating

millions of different earthquake

scenarios will give us a much

better idea.

The Alpine Fault, which runs

about 600km up the western

side of the South Island between

Milford Sound and Marlborough,

poses one of the biggest

natural threats to New Zealand –

especially Canterbury, the West

Coast, and Otago.

It has a clear geologic record

of rupturing around every three

centuries – and 2017 marked

the 300th anniversary of what is

thought to have been a magnitude

8.0 earthquake that moved

one side of the fault by about 8m

in a matter of seconds.

Recent studies undertaken

as part of the joint AF8 project

have suggested a big quake could

block South Island highways

in more than 120 places, leave

10,000 people cut off, and cost

the economy about $10 billion.

BIG THREAT: The Alpine Fault, which runs about 600km up the western side of the South

Island, poses one of the biggest natural threats to New Zealand. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES ​

Now, a team of scientists led

by Professor John Townend

of Victoria University of

Wellington—Te Herenga Waka

and Dr Caroline Holden of GNS

Science aim to build a state-ofthe-art,

3D picture of the ground

shaking effects we could expect

from future large earthquakes on

the fault.

“When the Alpine Fault next

ruptures, it will produce seismic

waves that propagate out in all

directions,”

Townend said.

The ground

shaking we feel

in different parts

of the country

during an earthquake

is controlled

by the size

of the earthquake

and aspects of

John

Townend

how the fault is slipping but also

by the geological structure the

seismic waves encounter as they

propagate over long distances

and by the local geology right

beneath our feet.

“What we’re interested in is,

how do variations in the likely

characteristics of the earthquake

affect ground shaking at different

locations in the country?”

Scientists say the intensity of

the shaking in the most affected

areas – particularly West Coast

spots – could be unlike anything

we’ve felt before.

The next Alpine Fault earthquake

would likely also be a

long-duration event – unzipping

the crust for as much as three

minutes – because of the sheer

length of the fault.

“By comparison, the Kaikōura

earthquake in 2016 ruptured a

total fault length of 200km in the

space of about two minutes,” said

Holden.

“Given what we know from

geological studies of the Alpine

Fault, we’re anticipating a major

magnitude 8.0-plus earthquake,

rupturing 500km of the crust,

so the shaking will be felt

throughout the South Island, but

the intensity and duration will

ultimately depend on what happens

on the fault.”

Townend said detailed

geological and geophysical studies

of the Alpine Fault over the past

decade – and the Canterbury

and Kaikōura quakes themselves

– had done much to fill in

knowledge gaps about potential

Alpine Fault scenarios.

“But we haven’t yet witnessed

a rupture of this fault ourselves,

so our understanding of what

ground motions it will produce

is based on hypotheses about

how much of the fault ruptures,

how fast, and to what depth . . .

and the elastic properties of the

Earth,” he said.


Fault ruptures?

“By analysing these rupture

scenarios mathematically, you

can calculate the ground shaking

in different places – but you can

realistically only do that for a

limited range of scenarios because

simulating the propagation of

seismic waves through complex

geological structures is a very large

computational task.”

The key to evaluating a broader

range of earthquake rupture

scenarios could lie in newlydeveloped

methods of extracting

information from background

seismic noise – or what Townend

called the Earth’s “hum”.

“Much of what we record with

seismometers is noise generated by

ocean waves,” he said.

“It looks pretty random but

embedded in the incoherence

are useful signals that tell us how

seismic waves propagate between

different parts of the Alpine Fault

and, say, locations in Christchurch

or Nelson or wherever you like.”

Techniques for extracting those

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signals from the noise recordings

have been developed by members

of the team and applied successfully

to faults in California and

Japan.

The novelty of this approach

is that calculating how different

patterns of slip on the fault affected

ground shaking at locations

of interest throughout the South

Island and southern North Island

could be done without having to

simulate the entire wave propagation

process.

Townend said the approach

meant they could efficiently and

accurately simulate millions of different

earthquakes.

“This enables us to compute

realistic ground shaking in

population centres and at other

vulnerable locations in response

to many more earthquake rupture

scenarios than can be practicably

studied using conventional

approaches,” Townend said.

“This means that we can investigate

a far more comprehensive

range of scenarios that take into

account the latest information we

have about the fault’s current state,

and obtain realistic probabilistic

estimates of the shaking that will

occur in inevitable future large

Alpine Fault earthquakes.”

The new study is being supported

with a $960,000 grant from

the Marsden Fund.

– NZ Herald

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Wilson said it is unclear

how many students were

involved, which school the

injured student goes to, or

how they were injured, but

more will become clear during

police investigations.

There was an injury to

someone and that’s what we’re

investigating.

“Once we’ve spoken to people

involved, we’ll have some

more but at the moment, it’s

only that initial report,” said

Wilson.

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CHRISTCHURCH Airport

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in the world to achieve the

highest carbon certification

an airport can achieve.

The Airports Council

International awarded

Christchurch Airport top

marks for its measurement

and reduction of emissions.

No other airport has

achieved the rating of Airports

Carbon Accreditation

Level 4.

The ACI said Christchurch

Airport transformed its operations

to achieve CO2 emissions

reduction in alignment

with the Paris Agreement.

Christchurch Airport chief

executive Malcolm Johns

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Smith said he understands

the students involved in the

incident were part of the

athletic club but its treasurer

Mark O’Reilly said its

members do not practice on

Wednesdays and most of

them are primary school aged.

Meanwhile, Grocott said a

year 10 Shirley Boys’ student

who is part of the athletic club

and may have been involved

in the incident will be spoken

to by school staff.

St Bede’s College did not

return calls to The Star.

Top award for airport

was proud to receive the

acknowledgement.

At its peak, carbon emissions

fell by 17 per cent due to

lockdowns across the globe.

John said the airport set a

good example for its regional

peers and for the airport

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Tensions high over Bromley odour

• By Louis Day

TENSIONS FLARED within

the city council chambers

yesterday as options at reducing

the infamous and long-lasting

Bromley odour were discussed.

Insults were directed at councillors

and council staff from

the public gallery, with some

councillors being called out by

name for refusing to meet with

disgruntled residents to discuss

the issue.

City councillors in the end

decided to postpone making

a decision on the matter until

December 9 to allow for further

engagement with affected

members of the community

around the various options

proposed.

The city council-owned

organics processing plant in

Bromley is where organic waste,

including the contents from

kerbside green bins, is processed

and turned into compost.

Nearby residents believe it has

been the source of the notorious

stench that has plagued the

community since 2009. This is

around when the plant began accepting

material from green bins

which includes meat, fish and

dairy. Before that the plant only

accepted green waste.

According to Environment

Canterbury, the plant, which processes

more than 60,000 tonnes

of material a year, is responsible

for 70 per cent of the odour.

Residents have complained of

bouts of depression, not being

able to enjoy outdoor activities or

open windows for fresh air and

even their children being teased

at school due to their clothes

FRUSTRATION: Residents

believe the Bromley

organics processing plant

(above) has been causing a

stink in the community for

more than 11 years.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

smelling of the odour as a result

of the stench.

Ellen King said she considered

the plant “an evil in our

community.”

The trauma of the situation

we are in goes well beyond the

foul odours. It extends to the reinforcement

of the fact that if you

live in the east you are considered

second class citizens and really

should not expect to be treated

with the privileges we might experience

if we lived on the other

side of town, if it were not so, this

plant would have been shifted

years ago,” she said.

Multiple members of the community

have called for the plant

to be relocated.

“Buy a valley on route to

Akaroa and shove it up there!”

said Geoffrey King, another

disgruntled resident.

City council staff did not

recommend relocating the facility,

labelling it as “ prohibitively

expensive,” costing more than

$70 million in total.

Staff recommended an upgrade

of the plant that would increase

the aeration of the composting

tunnels, which they believe will

improve odour control.

City council head of three waters

and waste Helen Beaumont

said this would take up to two

years to implement.

However, this would not completely

eradicate the odour.

“Will there be zero odours? No,

I don’t think so, I think it will

minimise the odours from this

site,” Beaumont said.

Other options included fully

enclosing the plant, continuing

with planned operational

changes while refraining from

significant infrastructural ones,

building more compost tunnels

and shutting down the plant and

sending all waste to landfill.

Four reasons you should install fibre

Over two and a half million people

using fibre in New Zealand – but some

people are still not convinced

Over two and half

million New

Zealanders get home

at the end of the day to a

fibre broadband connection

that ensures they can do

all the things they want

online. Yet, many other

New Zealanders still put

up with a poor performing

internet connection when

they do not need to, which

begs the question: why?

Christchurch-based

fibre broadband provider

Enable, runs the network

that provides over 120,000

connections and hears a lot

of stories from those people

for whom a fibre connection

is essential.

Enable hears less from

those who have not switched

to fibre broadband yet and

is worried that some of

these people are missing

out because they do not

understand all the facts.

Enable recently completed

some research to better

understand what customers

on old technologies such

as copper broadband or

lower performing services

like fixed wireless* believe

and why they stay on these

services.

This research highlighted

some key themes including,

wanting to get fibre but

believing gaining approval

from neighbours or landlords

is hard, worries about new

infrastructure installation

damaging properties,

wanting to stick with copper

broadband or simply thinking

that changing is not worth

the hassle.

Copper broadband will

not be around forever

It is a fact that copperbased

telephone and

broadband services will

not be available forever.

Some telecommunications

providers are already

beginning to shut down the

remaining copper services in

some parts of New Zealand –

such as Spark’s plans in

Devonport and Miramar.

No announcements have

been made for Christchurch

or surrounding towns, but it

is likely only a matter of time.

Customers can get ahead of

these changes by making the

switch to fibre now.

Getting consent to install

fibre is easier thanks to

recent law changes

A couple of years ago, the

Government made changes

to the Telecommunications

Act 2001 that make it easier

for many customers to

get fibre installed at their

home. In a lot of situations

in shared driveways,

private roads and multiowner

buildings, Enable

can apply these new rules

and customers can avoid

long waits for consent from

neighbours or building

owners.

Installing fibre is usually

easy and can have very

little impact on properties

Enable uses a variety of

methods to install fibre –

with a big focus on using the

installation type that has the

least impact on a property.

Methods like slot cutting

(a thin 10 millimetre cut in

hard surfaces) or installing

the network on a fence

railing, can leave very little

impact on a property. Of

course, every property is

different, and some methods

cannot be used in some

situations.

The value placed on fibre

broadband comes down to

the individual

There are lots of reasons

why people switch to

fibre. The obvious ones are

because they want a better

internet experience and for

their families to be able to

do all the things they want

online. Other reasons can

include fibre improving

house value or simply

because the installation by

Enable is still free in almost

all residential connection

situations.

Everyone should think

about switching to fibre now,

so they do not miss out on

one or all of these benefits.

*Based on the Commerce

Commission’s Winter 2020

Broadband Comparison

Report.


Thursday November 26 2020 The Star 11


The Star Thursday November 26 2020

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Ship crew

visas denied

A DEEP-SEA FISHING

company faces a struggle to get

a crew onboard its two vessels

docked in Lyttleton after its bid

to get overseas workers’ visas was

denied.

Argos Froyanes Ltd operates

two vessels that are used for

fishing patagonian and Antarctic

toothfish. The Antarctic fishing

season is set to begin on December

1.

The company initially sought

an invitation from Immigration

New Zealand for the overseas

workers to apply for critical purpose

visas to crew the two vessels.

The workers would have landed

at Christchurch Airport and been

transferred directly to the port so

the two vessels could depart.

Immigration New Zealand

declined to invite the workers to

apply for the visas.

Argos Froyanes Ltd then applied

for a judicial review of the

decision, on the grounds it was

“capricious and arbitrary”.

“Where a decision-maker has

acted unreasonably in that sense,

then the court should properly

treat the situation as one in which

no decision has been made,” it

said in the application.

But in a decision released by

the High Court on Wednesday,

Argos Froyanes Ltd’s bid was

dismissed.

• By Louis Day

THE REVIEW of a

Christchurch-based charity

supported by ratepayer money

has been hindered by a slow

release of information from the

organisation.

The annual contribution of

up to $600,000 ratepayers have

made to the Christchurch Foundation

since its inception in 2017

is currently under review.

Correspondence from within

the city council obtained by

The Star through the Official

Information Act reveals there is

concern amongst council staff

the review has been slowed down

by a delayed release of information.

Linda Gibb from the city

council’s external reporting and

governance department said

in an email the review being

carried out by Deloitte had been

hampered by “protracted interaction

between the reviewers and

the foundation regarding the

provision of information.”

A final report on the review

is expected to be considered by

city councillors on December 3

where they will decide if the ratepayer

contributions will continue

or not.

Christchurch Foundation chief

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Review of charity hampered

by slow release of information

HOLD UP: Christchurch Foundation chief executive Amy

Carter said it was fair to say there had been a short delay

in the release of information recently.

executive Amy Carter said it was

fair to say there had been a short

delay in the provision of information

recently.

“We are a very small team.

Aside from our day to day

activity of securing philanthropy

to benefit Ōtautahi, we are also

in the middle of our annual

audit, and drafting our annual

report,” she said.

“Additionally we have had a

significant and complex distribution

to facilitate to multiple

beneficiaries. I’m pleased to say

these are now largely completed

which enables us to return our

focus to the review.”

The latest financial records

of the foundation from the

2018/2019 financial year, show a

total of $318,000 was put towards

the salaries of three staff. This

funded foundation chief executive

Amy Carter’s $214,078 salary

and six-month bonus package of

$35,000. However, Carter’s bonus

package has since been revoked.

Carter was unwilling to disclose

her current salary but told

The Star she had since taken a

voluntary reduction to her pay

which was now “significantly

less” than the figure recorded

within the foundation’s most

recent annual report.

The entire foundation has also

taken a voluntary 10 per cent cut

in funding from the city council

in response to the financial pressures

of the pandemic.

Further information about the

foundation’s financial position

will be revealed next month

when it releases its annual report

for the preceding financial year.

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• By Logan Church

HAGLEY OVAL is now the only

cricket ground in the South Island with

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Approval was granted last year

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ready for a festive season that everyone will no doubt be

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• By Tasmyn Parker

THE INLAND Revenue

Department has admitted there

were “unacceptable delays” in

transferring some KiwiSaver

employer contributions to

providers after it switched to

a new technology system in

April.

But it will require Cabinet

approval if there is to be compensation

for the thousands

of New Zealanders whose

money was left sitting

with the IRD earning no

interest.

The IRD has revealed

274,000 customers had

to wait for a collective

$28.6 million to be

confirmed before the money

could be passed on to KiwiSaver

providers and some $3m of that

is still waiting to be transferred.

The figures have been revealed

after an Official Information

Act request by the New Zealand

Herald following complaints

from members of the public who

waited up to 10 months for their

employer contributions to be

passed on to their provider.

In a letter Meade Perrin,

IRD external relationships

leader, said as part of switching

KiwiSaver to its new system

on April 17, it decided to hold

some KiwiSaver contributions

for review to ensure the correct

amounts were going through to

member accounts.

By May 31 it had passed on 85

per cent of the KiwiSaver contributions

it held but since then it

had been working through the

remainder, which had taken time

because of the need to confirm

the amounts to be passed on.

“Since go-live [on April 17] we

have passed on $5 billion in payments

to scheme providers.

“However, we have held some

members’ contributions for a

considerable period of time and

acknowledge there have been

some unacceptable delays. For

that we apologise.”

Perrin said the vast majority

of contributions had now

been passed on but it was still

working through a small number

of contributions to be sure it

passed on the right amounts.

There is approximately $3m

we have yet to pass on.”

Perrin did not say how many

members this affected but at

an average of $104 per person

it would be around 28,000

KiwiSaver accounts.

The delays have left KiwiSaver

members feeling frustrated

and calling for compensation

after potentially missing out on

investment returns they would

have got had their money been

with their KiwiSaver scheme.

KiwiSaver funds have performed

strongly since April reflecting

strong bounce-backs in

the sharemarket after falls driven

by Covid-19.

Morningstar figures for the

three months to September show

fund performance ranged from

an average rise of 1.9 per cent for

conservative funds to an average

of 5.3 per cent for aggressively

invested funds.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Some KiwiSaver transfers not completed

IRD admits

‘unacceptable delays’

TECHNOLOGY: KiwiSaver

members have been left

frustrated after delays in

their contributions getting to

providers. ​

Last month Auckland businesswoman

Molly Callaghan told

the Herald she had asked for

compensation from the IRD after

discovering five months’ worth

of her KiwiSaver contributions

had not been passed on when she

checked her KiwiSaver provider

account in late September.

She said as a business owner if

she had been late paying money

to the IRD she would be charged

a fee.

Perrin said the IRD was currently

considering whether it

should proactively compensate

everyone who had experienced

significant delays in the passing on

of their employer contributions.

“However, no decisions have

yet been made.”

The IRD normally pays interest

at a legislatively set rate on

contributions held by it but since

May 8 the interest rate has been

set at zero per cent.

In a statement Revenue

Minister David Parker said IRD

had acknowledged there had

been some unacceptably long

delays and it was considering

compensation by way of ex gratia

payment.

“Compensation in the form of

ex gratia payments such as these

need Cabinet approval.”

Parker said he understood

officials were currently preparing

some advice on this issue

for him to take to Cabinet for

consideration.

“I regret there were such long

delays. I am advised it was a

one-off and happened when

KiwiSaver moved to new systems

and processes (April 17) as part

of the implementation of Release

4 of Inland Revenue’s transformation

programme.”

He said figures from October

showed that the move to new

systems meant Inland Revenue

was now transferring around 92

per cent of contributions within

two working days.

Over three million people

belong to KiwiSaver with around

$70 billion invested.

In April a new law came in

meaning that employer contributions

can now be passed on

much faster.

Up

until

then it

could

take up

to three

months to pass on contributions.

Perrin said one of the issues

it previously faced with administering

KiwiSaver was that it

could not pass on employer contributions

until it had received

the funds from employers.

“Overall, we are now transferring

contributions far more

quickly than we were able to previously

and we pass on between

$20m to $25m on average per

day to scheme providers.”

He said people could have confidence

that in the vast majority

of cases their contributions and

the contributions their employer

makes were being passed on very

quickly.

“Many of the things that have

caused delays are transitional

and we expect to continue to improve

our average speed to pass

on contributions. Notwithstanding,

there will always be cases

where there are delays, as issues

do occur from time to time.”

But he said there were robust

processes in place between

employers, scheme providers and

Inland Revenue for identifying

and correcting any issues that do

occur. – NZ Herald

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Retirees carry home loan debt

• By Tamsyn Parker

KIWIS ARE getting their first

mortgage later in life and a

growing number are carrying

that debt into their retirement

years.

The average age at which Kiwis

take on their first home loan has

risen from just over 31-years-old

to 36 since 2012, research by

credit agency Centrix shows.

Nearly one in five over-65s still

has a mortgage – an age where

many are contemplating winding

up their working lives.

Mark Rowley, Centrix chief

operating officer, said in the

past 10 years the median house

price in New Zealand had nearly

doubled, rising from $350,000 to

$685,000.

“This has resulted in people

needing to save larger deposits

and entering the housing market

later in life. This, combined with

larger mortgages, means these

loans are going to take longer to

pay off.”

Its data shows 135,000 of

the 791,000 New Zealanders

aged over 65 have a residential

mortgage and the number has

increased by 16 per cent in the

past three years.

“It’s likely this trend will

continue into the future as house

prices continue to rise,” Rowley

said.

About 12 per cent of all

residential mortgages belong to

people aged 65 and above and

the average size of the debt is

$155,555.

“Unsurprisingly most superannuitants

with a mortgage are in

Auckland [29 per cent], where

the median house price just hit

$1 million. Auckland is followed

by Canterbury [13 per cent], Wellington

[10 per cent], Waikato [9

per cent] and the Bay of Plenty [7

per cent].”

“By contrast Southland, Gisborne

and the West Coast are the

regions with the lowest number

of over-65s with a mortgage.”

Rowley said it was surprising

that so many over-65s still had a

mortgage and he said there could

be a number of reasons for it.

For some, the mortgage could

be sitting there but not drawn

down as a convenience measure

in case there needed to be future

borrowing.

“But we are also thinking that

there are a number where the

bank of mum and dad come in.”

He said parents could be using

the equity in their home to lend

a deposit to their children to enable

them to buy a house.

But John Bolton, managing

director of Squirrel Mortgages,

said most of those funding children

into a property were in

their mid 50s, not 60s.

“I’m doing one of those at the

moment, she is 67, but normally

if they are funding kids they

would be a bit younger than

that.”

Bolton said he did a lot of parental

guarantees for loans where

the parents were around the age

of 55 and the children were in

their early 30s.

“Banks don’t like older parents

guaranteeing their kids or borrowing

for their kids.”

Bolton said he was seeing

increasing levels of debt with

the over-65s and a lot was being

driven by lifestyle choices.

“We are dealing with one at

the moment where they have a

reasonable level of equity but

they want to build a new lifestyle

property. They will end up with a

mortgage in their early 60s. They

will be continuing to service that

until they are

in their 70s.”

He said

partly it

was because

people were

working into

older age to

70 or 75, at

least on a

part-time basis.

“So they can

afford to carry

Tom

Hartmann

some level of debt at that age.”

Bolton said the rising cost of

property was more of a driver

and the banks had also softened

up a bit when it came to lending

to older borrowers.

They don’t expect you to fully

repay your loan in your working

life these days which is useful as

long as you have an exit strategy.”

He said that meant he was

having more conversations with

TREND: The

age of first

home buyers

is increasing,

with the average

being 36-yearsold

compared

to just over 31

in 2012.

people about what the next step

in their plan was.

“What are you going to be doing

after this? If it is a transition

house and you are planning to

downgrade in 10 years we can

generally work that into the

story.

“Some of them are having to

take more debt on simply because

of the cost of housing.”

He said in other cases paying

a mortgage was cheaper than

renting.

Bolton said the amount older

people were borrowing was usually

around $100,000 to $200,000

– far lower than what first-home

buyers had to borrow.

Retirees who had a mortgage

on a property were likely to get

some assistance from the Government

whereas those who were

renting with a larger amount of

savings in the bank would not.

The system is incentivised

around home ownership.”

Commission for Financial

Capability personal finance

editor, Tom Hartmann, said

it was seeing nearly a quarter

of people going into their

retirement years renting or

paying a mortgage.

And that was similar to the

percentage of people working

past 65.

“It does make sense. New

Zealand Super was never made

to cover rent or the cost of a

mortgage, so people in that

situation it is quite obvious what

they are doing. They are working

to service a mortgage [or rent].”

But Hartmann said its research

showed the highest levels of

well-being in retirement were for

those who retired mortgage-free.

“Anything we can do to make

that happen for people is worth

doing because it directly impacts

retirees’ well-being.”

Hartmann said the low-interest-rate

environment was a good

time for people to be paying off

their mortgage debt faster.

He said every dollar paid off

in addition to the minimum

required by the bank shortened

the term of the mortgage.

“If you have that opportunity

you can carve out a good chunk

of the mortgage more quickly

than in the past when, even if

you were throwing everything

at it, so much would go to interest.”

Hartmann said people could

use the mortgage planning tool

on the sorted website to work out

how much they would need to

pay off to get mortgage-free by

retirement or seek help from a

mortgage adviser to get on track

to retire mortgage-free.

Those approaching retirement

who still had a sizeable mortgage

often planned to down-size or

move out of the city to a cheaper

area.

But Hartmann said that did

not always pan out because at

a certain age people wanted to

be closer to services which were

usually in the cities.

He said the key was to plan as

early as possible.

“If you are taking on a latein-life

mortgage what is the exit

plan? How long are you keeping

it, what is next after that?”

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Mike Pero

McMaster & Heap

Veterinary practice

Clios weight loss journey

exits real

estate business

Clio before weight loss

Always a tricky topic to discuss with a committed

pet owner as we all try to do the right thing by our

special friends. Lets face it we hate letting them

down! Plus we love seeing them enjoy their food and

we love rewarding them.

Weight management and nutrition should always

be a part of every consultation with a pet I believe.

There is an overload of nutritional information online,

a lot of it incorrect. It amazes me how people with

no veterinary or nutritional knowledge at all, claim to

know everything about what their dog should eat.

I blame Dr Google! Some diets do more harm than

good. We have seen puppies as young as 12 weeks of

age with Ricketts and severe gastrointestinal disease

( leading to lifelong inflammatory bowell disease) if

they are started on raw food diets exclusively. It is

now not recommended by vets to feed grain free

diets to puppies under 1 year of age due to links to

cardiomyopathy ( heart disease).

As veterinarians we need to be able to offer clients

clear honest advice before they decide what to feed

their pet. There are many great foods out there and

some pets do better on one brand over another. It

can be a bit of trial and error but you do want a food

your pet loves to eat.

As veterinarians

and nurses we are

always upskilling on

the different diets

bought out by the

food companies. We

can make the link

between weight gain

and disease states,

age appropriate diets

and try to prescribe

a diet in line with the

owners nutritional

beliefs ( if it doesn’t

harm the pet). Home

prepared diets for

a particular disease

can be formulated

through Massey

University as well.

There are many great

premium diets on the

market for the puppy,

adult and geriatric

pet. What we like to

concentrate on are

the prescription diets,

only sourced through

Veterinary clinics, which are an important part of a

medical treatment plan for pets with certain diseases

(ie kidney disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel

disease, dental disease, joint disease, weight loss

diets etc)

Fortunately most pets we see now are not obese.

This is part due to better diets sourced and fed, dogs

getting more exercise generally, pets cementing

themselves in a family thus having more importance

and more awareness of obesity in pets. It’s not “cute”

anymore to be podgey and round. The resurgence of

puppy daycare centres and dog walking businesses

means dogs are socialising and playing more

therefore controlling metabolic rate. Balanced,

premium commercial foods are preferred over bones,

dog roll and feeding human scraps.

Obesity usually occurs due to gross overfeeding,

Chrisy checking Clio’s Bloods

Clio at 30 kg

excessive treat feeding, feeding high fat diets, and

lack of aerobic exercise where dogs especially run,

chase, play and fetch. Some breeds are predisposed

like the Labrador and Beagle due to their voracious

appetites and great nose for finding food.

Medical conditions like Hypothyroidism, Diabetes

or Cushings disease also can lead to obesity. This

is where the annual check becomes important as

your veterinarian should consider the pets weight

and body score, explore what foods are fed and

recommend blood and urine testing to determine

if certain disease states exist. A leaner pet will live a

happier, healthier and longer life? Not rocket science.

Clio, a delightful 7.5 year old Chocolate lab presented

to me 6 months ago excessively overweight at

40kg. She had lived with

elderly owners who fed

her household leftovers,

Tux and tinned food and

she was pretty exclusively

an inside dog with very

little exercise, although

lots of love and pats.

About a year ago she had

been heavier at 47kg!! At

this weight she could no

longer get into the car

herself, was slow to get up

from rest and generally

looked sore and stiff in her

hips. She had no energy

nor desire to play.

She was rehomed

within the family, her

new owners committed

to her weight loss and

improving her life. When

I first met Clio I checked

bloods and urine mainly

for thyroid disease and

diabetes. She had low

normal thyroid levels but

I decided to start with the

reduced calorie diet (Hills Science diet Metabolic dry)

first. Her intake was 245g per day ( approx 2 cups)

with NO treats whatsoever. Her new owners where

fanatical, feeding her only what was recommended.

Her weight loss success has been excellent, with Clio

now weighing 31.60kg. She still could be at risk of

becoming hypothyroid in the future, so 6 monthly

thyroid tests will continue. She plays with dogs now,

can easily walk for 30 minutes and wears a constant

smile. She just looks and feels amazing and now has

a waist. Even her coat is glossy.

A rule of thumb to determine if your pet is

overweight is that they should have a waist when

you look down on them and you should be able to

easily feel the last 3 ribs. If you are worried your cat or

dog may be at risk of becoming obese, book a visit

with us today. Your pet will thank us in the long run.

Dr Michele McMaster

MIKE PERO, the man,

has exited his ownership

of the real estate business

which still bears his name.

Companies Office

records show Pero

resigned as a director of

Mike Pero Real Estate

on October 20 and his

company MPZ One

ended its ownership of the

business on November 4.

His company had a 12

per cent stake as of June

30, which had already

reduced from 24 per cent

the year before.

In 2018 Pero reduced his

stake from 50 per cent to

24 per cent after reaching

a settlement agreement

with Mike Pero Mortgages

following a long-running

legal dispute.

The settlement was

reached during the final

stages of a High Court

case that saw Mike Pero

Mortgages attempting to

claw back $2.2m (or $2.4m

with interest) it says Mike

Pero overpaid himself.

As part of the deal, Pero

also agreed to take an

active role in promoting

the broader group until at

least 2027.

A spokeswoman

for Mike Pero Group

confirmed Pero still

worked with the company

as a brand ambassador

and would continue to

do so for the foreseeable

future.

The change in

ownership is likely to be

part of a tidy-up of the

business ahead of the IPO.

Meanwhile, Mike Pero

DEAL: Mike Pero has

resigned from the real

estate company that

bears his name.

Mortgages looks set return

to public ownership

through the listing of its

parent company, Liberty

Financial, on the ASX.

Mike Pero Mortgages

was delisted from the

NZX in 2006 after a

takeover by a joint venture

company owned by

New Zealand Finance

Holdings and Liberty – an

Australian lender.

The takeover was done

at $1.10 a share. Fourteen

years on, Liberty now

owns 100 per cent of

Mike Pero Group, which

includes its mortgage,

insurance, finance and

real estate businesses.

According to Australian

media reports, Liberty is

looking to undertake an

initial public offer that

would value the company

at A$1.8 billion.

It is expected to raise

A$363 million in an

IPO priced at 11 times

the lender’s forecast net

profit after tax, with new

investors owning 20 per

cent of the company on

listing, according to the

Australian Financial

Review.

Liberty was founded

by now US-based

Sherman Ma in 1997,

after he worked at Credit

Suisse and McKinsey &

Company. He remains an

executive director, with

the chief executive being

James Boyle.

The Australian reported

that Liberty’s cash net

profit in 2020-21 was

expected to be A$160m to

A$170m.

Its New Zealand

business is just a small

part of that.

Financial accounts for

Mike Pero Group show it

made an after-tax profit

of $6.533m for the year

to June 30, down from

$8.936m.

Its operating incoming

rose from $59.4m to

$65.6m but its expenses

also rose from $49m

to $57, after a jump in

its finance costs driven

largely by higher fees and

commissions.

Its provisions for

impairment also rose

from $1.7m to $2.48m

over the year.

Analysts are bound

to be looking closely at

impairment provisions

across the whole business

to see how it has fared

under Covid-19.

– NZ Herald

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METRO

Thursday November 26 2020 The Star

Look out for

Metro changes

Next week, Metro passengers will see

some timetable changes and different buses

on some routes.

New public transport contracts coming

into effect on Sunday 29 November bring

with them a host of benefits. Passengers in

the western and eastern suburbs will enjoy

increased frequency on Route 3 (previously

the Purple Line), while new electric and low

emission vehicles are gradually coming into

service across the network in the coming

months.

Buses may look different

The change in contracts sees many

services change to a different operator. The

consequence for passengers is that different

buses will be used on many routes from

Sunday 29 November.

If you are used to seeing a Red Bus

branded vehicle on your route, it may now

be a Go Bus branded vehicle instead, and

vice versa. Your bus might also be in the new

teal livery as it continues to roll out across

the network.

Checking the destination screen on the

bus is the best way to confirm it’s your

service.

Timetables changes from Sunday

Environment Canterbury senior manager

public transport Stewart Gibbon says this

is the second of three stages of timetable

changes.

“We’ve phased the changes to reduce the

impact on our customers,” says Gibbon.

The majority of changes being made this

month are necessary to implement the new

operator contracts and to ensure compliance

with changes to the Employment Relations

Act.”

Gibbon advises passengers to check now if

their timetable or operator is changing on 29

November, and plan ahead.

“Our Journey Planner tool allows you to

forward plan – you can plan your trip for 29

November onwards to see if the timetable

changes impact your usual journey,” he says.

A full list of all changes, including the

operator for each service and the timetable

from 29 November onwards, is available at

metro.co.nz

TRAINING: Pamela Pruden gets updated on her phone by her

granddaughter, Chloe McCaughan, sister of GranSkills co-founder Phoebe

McCaughan. ​

Students’ plan to

help elderly be

more tech-savvy

• By Chris Barclay

THREE CANTERBURY University

students have gone old school in a bid to

help less tech-savvy senior members of the

community master modern and daunting

technology.

Realising online help desks or call

centres are not necessarily tailored

for their grandparents, the trio have

established a tutoring business with

face-to-face contact in the security of the

client’s home.

The GranSkills venture was inspired

by the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship’s

Virtually Together competition, which

asked students to help an isolated community

with an issue the Covid-19 lockdown

created.

Phoebe McCaughan, Amelia McLuskie

and Emily O’Sullivan won the bulk of the

$2500 prize pool and opted to combine

their studies with assisting the older

generation.

“During the Covid-19 lockdown we

experienced difficulties contacting our

grandparents and noticed this wasn’t an

isolated issue,” McLuskie said.

“It became a question of how do you

stay socially connected at a time where

everyone is completely isolated? That’s

where we found the barrier between older

New Zealanders and technology,” added

O’Sulllivan.

“Our mission is to empower seniors to

be more confident and capable when it

comes to using everyday technology.”

McCaughan said while workshops were

available “there’s no opportunity just for

someone to go to their home and teach

older New Zealanders.

They may have mobility issues, anxieties

or no confidence in seeking education

on tech issues,” she said.

While clients will be taught about navigating

the social media platforms their

grandchildren use like Facebook Messenger,

Instagram and WhatsApp, they

will also be educated on online shopping,

Uber and cyber security.

“During our research so many also

indicated the reason why they don’t want

to use technology is because of scammers

and the cyber security issues out there,”

McCaughan said.

“We’re also passionate about educating

older New Zealanders about staying safe

online. We’ve heard some horrific stories.

That’s another big focus.”

Age Concern Canterbury chief

executive, Simon Templeton, welcomed

the women’s efforts.

“It looks like a good service. The digital

divide is wide and getting wider for many

older people,” he said.

The trio are the original tutors – a single

50min session costs $49 – but they hope to

employ more UC students if the concept

gathers momentum.

•More details are available at

www.granskills.com or phone

0800 288 772

Metro

network

changes

From Sunday 29 November,

look out for:

– New timetables for some routes

– A different operator or bus colour

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Visit metro.co.nz

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Couple’s surrogate appeal answered

• By Bethany Reitsma

IN THE most selfless of acts,

a Christchurch influencer has

helped a Wellington couple

become parents again – two

years after they were told they

couldn’t have any more children.

Influencer and mum-of-two

Rebecca Keil became a surrogate

for Tess Dunford and partner

Dan Stemp after seeing their plea

for a surrogate on Instagram.

Fast forward two years and

now Dunford and Stemp can

finally hold Keil’s precious gift in

their arms – a baby boy named

Ziggy Te Taonga Stemp.

But Dunford and Stemp’s journey

was far from easy after the

birth of their now two-year-old

daughter Indi caused Dunford

to require blood transfusions

and an emergency hysterectomy,

meaning she wouldn’t be able to

carry another baby.

After months of recovery,

Dunford and Stemp decided to

take to Instagram, searching for

a surrogate. The couple knew

that if possible, they wanted their

little family to expand by one

more.

Enter Rebecca Keil.

“I knew them a little bit

through their business (Don’t Be

a Doormat) and through work,

and I knew Tess would need a

surrogate,” said.

“Becoming a surrogate is

something I always thought I

wanted to do. I’d carried my

own two kids perfectly fine, and

I don’t mind giving birth – I

actually find it really cool!”

Her husband Jared was more

than supportive of the idea, saying

that he didn’t mind as long as

they weren’t keeping the baby.

In September last year, Dunford

and Stemp hit their Givealittle

fundraising goal of $15,000

for their surrogacy journey and

IVF treatments needed. Over

the next year, the couple and

Keil went through the process

of mandatory counselling and

passing an ethics committee.

In March 2020 Dunford went

through an embryo transfer and

Keil was later transferred the

fertilised egg. Keil says they were

PRECIOUS: Christchurch woman Rebecca Keil, became a surrogate and gave birth

to baby Ziggy to help Wellington couple Dan Stemp and Tess Dunford (below) with

daughter Indi, expand their little family.

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“super fortunate” that transfers

worked on the first go.

The Covid-19 lockdown in

March added a hiccup, Keil

shared, noting that during her

first trimester New Zealand

in lockdown she felt “pretty

rubbish”. But tried to keep the

baby’s parents as connected as

possible.

The trio’s journey has been

documented on Instagram, with

several of Keil and Dunford’s

collective 45k followers labelling

baby Ziggy’s arrival, “the most

anticipated arrival of 2020”.

A mild case of pre-eclampsia

led to Keil being induced on

Friday, November 13. She went

into labour on a Saturday night

after having her waters broken

and seven hours later at 3.48am

on November 15, Ziggy was born

via water birth.

The ever candid Keil describes

the unfathomable experience

simply as “weird”. “It’s hard

when it’s not your kid – hard to

find that motivation.”

So it was Dunford who became

that motivation, hopping into

the birthing pool and being by

Keil’s and baby Ziggy’s side for

the emotional moment.

“Tess hopped in the pool with

me when Zig was born so she

could hold him straight away. It

was a really beautiful moment,

everyone in the room was crying,

but I was just like, ‘here’s

your kid’!” Keil laughs.

After the birth, everything

“turned to s***”, Keil said – she’d

lost a lot of blood, her blood

pressure dropped dramatically

and she needed several transfusions

in the following days.

Keil also required surgery to

repair a clot and internal tear

from the delivery, which meant

her uterus wasn’t contracting

back down as it would naturally.

The transfusions have also

meant that Keil will be unable to

pump and donate her milk as she

had planned.

By Wednesday morning

the ever-optimistic Keil was

recovering well and was hoping

to head home and finally be able

to see her own children.

“My kids have been amazing,

they’re five and six and I struggled

with that side of things,

with being away from them. But

we’re all pretty chill and we’ve

had incredible support. My husband

has been amazing.”

Keil hopes her surrogacy journey

will raise awareness about

fertility issues in New Zealand

and the different ways birth can

be possible.

“I’ve had people message me

saying they didn’t even think

you could be a surrogate in New

Zealand. I don’t think we actually

have surrogacy laws, we have

ancient adoption laws which

make the process a whole lot

harder.”

It’s these “archaic” laws that

meant Dunford and Stemp have

to legally adopt their biological

son from Keil and her husband

Jared – as they are married he is

legally assumed to be the birth

father.

Keil explains that while her

body has given birth to a baby, it

feels as if it’s Dunford who’s had

a child.

“Mentally there’s no grief there

at having to hand him over. I’ve

cried the past few mornings, but

that’s just the hormones.”

And she acknowledges that

giving her new friends a child

has been “incredible”.

“It has been such a positive

journey. I joke that I’m trying

to tick off all the different ways

of giving birth. But it has been

amazing.”

Dunford shared a snap of baby

Ziggy on Instagram along with a

tribute to his surrogate mum.

“I am in total awe and admiration

of this wahine toa who

carried, cared for, nurtured and

brought our baby into this world

in the most incredible way,” she

wrote.

“It was one of the most powerful

things I have ever experienced

and will never forget and

will always be indebted to her for

what she has done for us.”

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on Thornton Earl Manor in

Cashmere.

He received the award

at the 2020 ADNZ Resene

Architectural Design Awards.

Thornton Earl Manor was

constructed at the turn of the

century by the England Brothers.

Sited on the Port Hills, the home

originally was on a large parcel of

land which included an orchard,

glass houses, gardener’s cottage,

servants’ quarters, tennis court

and substantial gardens.

The land around the manor

was slowly reduced in size as the

Cashmere area developed. The

current owners have been the

custodians of the manor for more

than 30 years.

Before the Canterbury earthquakes

they had just completed

renovating the house. But the

quakes caused extensive damage

with masonry chimneys collapsing,

the Marseilles roof tiles

dislodging, and extreme damage

structurally and cosmetically to

all the interiors.

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manor, and being designed in a

bygone era, it was decided that

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apartments would be advantageous.

Judges called the work “a very

special project”.

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

NEWS 27

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Message from the Principal

At Marian College, as 2020 draws to a

close, we celebrate our students who have

all persevered during this challenging year.

This year began with excitement for the Year

9 students starting high school and we all

looked forward to the busy calendar of events,

making new friendships and taking on new

learning. No-one could have anticipated a

global pandemic, but our students coped

with the changes required with courage and

commitment. As a Catholic Special Character

school, our Gospel and school values have

stood us in good stead in 2020.

We are proud of our staff who worked hard

to provide home learning during lockdown,

quickly adapting to full online teaching

practices and keeping in close contact with our

students. They were committed to maintaining

every opportunity for progress and success.

We are equally proud of our students who

also had to adjust to a new way of working

and managed very well. On their return

to school, they had a renewed respect for

the relationships in our school-both with

friends and with their teachers. Our sports

and cultural teams quickly picked up their

competitive spirit on our return back to school

and were involved in summer and winter

events ranging from Theatre sports to korfball.

We were also fortunate to be able to celebrate

our Marian College Feast Day – a wonderful,

long-standing tradition.

Thank you to our families for their support

during this year, we have

valued working with you.

As a family, faith-based

school, we appreciate

working together for the

benefit of the students.

We look forward to an exciting year in

2021, as the design and plans for our new

school will be finalised and work begins on

building, ready for our opening in 2023 at the

new site in Papanui. We anticipate sharing

the innovative design with our community at

the start of the school year.

Wishing you every blessing this Christmas.

Mary-Lou Davidson

Principal

Prizewinners

Our Senior prize-giving and Colours assemblies celebrated

a wide range of success including service to the community.

Congratulations to our Dux of the College, Lucy Naylor and

Proxime Accessit, Tyler Stewart and the many other students

who were acknowledged.

A full list of prize recipients and photographs are on the

College website.

Cultural Success

At the recent sPACIFICally Pacific Awards, our Head Girl, Lasela

Sumner, and Deputy Head Girl Mailena Fasi-Fidow were recognised

for their leadership and service to Marian College. Esther Tiatia-Latu

also won a Memea Leadership award and scholarship to ARA.

Sport, Culture and Special Character Colours and

Excellence. Award Winners

Kapa Haka

The Marian Kapa Haka stood for the first time at the Tūhono Festival,

performing a Waiata Tira, Waiata-a ringa and a women’s haka. They

were stunning and made their families and the school proud. The

group is tutored by past pupil Maia Viliamu.


Thursday November 26 2020 The Star

THERE WILL be many who

will polarised over the defence

and appeal costs for Renee

Duckmanton’s killer Sainey

Marong.

His lawyers have received just

over $189,000 so far to defend

him, which covers his High

Court trial and appeals to the

Court of Appeal and Supreme

Court.

He lost all three. No surprises

there.

Marong killed Duckmanton,

a sex worker, after he picked her

up from the city’s red light district

in May 2016. The murder

was described as “cold-blooded”

and “particularly callous and

cruel.”

Most murders of sex workers

are sadly very brutal. Often the

perpetrator has an in-built hatred

or disdain for women. Sex

workers by the very nature of

what they do can be easy targets.

In Duckmanton’s case, she

was strangled and her body set

on fire.

At his High Court trial,

the jury was told the murder

appeared to have a degree of

planning.

It was a point he used as a lever

to go to the Court of Appeal.

But the Court of Appeal

accepted that Marong had

conducted multiple internet

searches “on matters relevant

to killing a Christchurch sex

worker and avoiding detection”.

It found the murder involved

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

The question of legal aid

From the

editor’s desk

Barry Clarke

Renee Duckmanton

Sainey Marong was found guilty of murdering sex worker

Renee Duckmanton.

calculated or lengthy planning,

with a high level of brutality,

cruelty, depravity or callousness.

Not content with that decision,

Marong then went to the

Supreme Court to contest the

Court of Appeal’s decision,

claiming a miscarriage of justice.

Marong claimed that his

internet searches before

Duckmanton was killed,

which featured prostitutes,

rape, kidnapping and

necrophilia, were not directly

relevant to the way she was

actually killed, which was by

strangulation.

He also argued the Court of

Appeal should not have taken

account of his actions after the

killing to dispose of the body –

and that Duckmanton’s small

stature should not have been

taken into account.

But the Supreme Court was

having none of it and dismissed

his appeal which was released

with this week.

The legal aid system is a good

and fair one in a just and open

society. But spurious grounds

for appeals like Marong’s should

be looked at.

•Marong was sentenced to life

with a non parole period of 18

years.

– barry@starmedia.kiwi

OPINION 29

Sanity

finally

prevails in

Davids saga

COMMONSENSE has finally

prevailed in The People’s Choice v

Alexandra Davids saga.

The left-leaning political group

in Christchurch local body politics

was always going to be on a

hiding to nothing when it was revealed

they were planning to oust

Davids from her role as Linwood-

Central-Heathcote Community

Board chair.

Newstalk ZB’s Chris Lynch set

the situation alight on air when he

called The People’s Choice board

members a “bunch of bastards”

for trying to unseat Davids, an

independent board member.

That comment was reported in

the following day’s Star and from

there the issue snowballed.

The following week, The Star

reported two members of a local

residents association had emailed

Jacinda Ardern over the matter.

The People’s Choice is aligned to

Labour.

Later that day, The People’s

Choice issued a statement saying

they were withdrawing their

application for a vote to on the

community board to appoint a

new chairperson.

Someone further up the

command chain has pulled the

barbarians back from the gates.

But I suspect they will return.

Leaking pipes and request to save water not related

I GET a bit frustrated when

I see commentators putting

two and two together and

coming up with a number that

isn’t four.

We have an increase in estimated

leakage from our pipes

and at the same time we are

asking people to conserve water

use. They are not related to each

other.

We know it’s going to be a

hot summer. And we know

household demand for water in

Christchurch generally doubles

in summer compared with

winter, mainly because people

start watering their gardens and

lawns.

Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

It’s this peak demand we

are targeting, which is in the

early evenings when parts of

the city may use water faster

than the network can pump it

to fill the reservoirs.

It makes good sense to do this

watering after the sun goes down

in the evening or before it rises

in the morning. And when you

do, you are helping ease the pressure

on the system, so everyone

benefits.

So, what about the increased

leakage and the work that

needs to be done on the

network of pipes? That’s one of

the key issues for the Long Term

Plan.

The decision made by the

city council to use its renewals

budget to fund the repair of

the earthquake-damaged pipes

when it signed the cost-sharing

agreement has made budgeting

incredibly challenging over the

past few years.

We clearly need to

refocus that approach at the

same time as having a very

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30

OPINION

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

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up a climate-change integration air travel across the organisation

these climate change efforts. flooding, as well as impacting on

to our diet, but non-dietary factors also play

Canterbury became New Zealand’s

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a significant role in gut diseases. programme in the Long-term Plan are offset via our own biodiversity

first council to proclaim such an

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emergency, Intolerance formally to Gluten dedicating and Lactose are wellknown

programmes.

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was actively considered across

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change on Canterbury, and liaising removals of 7883 tonnes of CO2-

as Canterbury bloating and does stomach – from cramps.

business assets from a possible especially, will be able to gain a

on the issue with iwi and regional equivalent through our efficiency

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biodiversity and biosecurity,

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to cause gut diseases. Food additives and central government.

across 2700 hectares.

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transport and urban development

December 1957, when parts curb reliance on fossil fuels and

are chemicals added to processed food

to air quality, and also regional

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councils are required only to adapt “market-leading”

aspects of health

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enhance the colour of white foods such as

energy efficiency had huge effects on residents and designed to defend Christchurch

to climate change, not mitigate rating of in the 5.0 out body. of This

Lowndes retired as chair of

dairy, and is known to alter the balance of

6 in the year infrastructure around the South from a flood of as much as 6500 this council late last year, he

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healthy bacteria and cause inflammation of

highlighted some of the big

Government’s, but could change. Australian investigation Built Environment of all the organs of the The driest parts of our region,

the bowels.

Environment Canterbury’s changes on the way. He was

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or Electrician?

of biodiversity and optimistic we would be able to

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persistent In declaring gut problems, the climate including irritable kilowatt degeneration hours of electricity (breakdown). per Furthermore, predicted to become more intense, Canterbury’s distinct braided community, and as a council,

bowel emergency, syndrome, the diarrhoea Council noted and constipation. it year. it looks to detect some of the causes with of torrential gut alpine rainstorms rivers and unique wetlands face we are taking some bold steps to

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people. without Harmful adding microbes new programmes in the gut will since 30 nutrient June 2010. deficiencies. We now have and causing widespread erosion. an abundant food supply and and the tests it will set us. But

also at ratepayers’ suppress beneficial expense. bacteria It also such gave as the access to Our electric doctors and and hybrid specialists study Canterbury’s the coastal

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Thursday November 26 2020 The Star

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FOOD 35

Fancy fish with a hint of Asian flavours

Give your fried fish the

crispy crunch and an

Asian flavour, don’t go

overboard with the

chillies though or they

will overpower the other

flavours

Crispy snapper with soy

and ginger dressing

– Serves 4

Ingredients

Vegetable oil

4 snapper fillets, approx 150gm

each, skin on and pin-boned

½ cup rice flour

1 spring onion, trimmed and

sliced

¼ cup coriander

¼ cup Thai basil leaves

2 long red chillies, thinly sliced

Soy and ginger dressing

1 tsp fresh ginger

¼ cup soy sauce

Directions

To make the soy and ginger

dressing, place the soy sauce and

ginger in a bowl and stir to combine.

Set aside.

Heat 1cm of oil in a large frying

pan over high heat.

Dust the snapper in rice flour

and cook for 3-4min each side or

Dress-up your traditional fish choice, crispy snapper pan-fried makes a tasty change.

until golden and crisp.

Drain on absorbent paper.

Flake and place in a bowl with

the basil, coriander, spring onion,

chilli and snow peas and toss to

combine.

Spoon over the dressing to

serve.

Pan-fried snapper with

lemon butter

– Serves 4

Ingredients

80g butter

¼ cup pine nuts

4 snapper fillets, approx 150gm

each, pin-boned

2 lemons, or 2 tsp finely grated

rind and wedges to serve

80gm baby spinach

200gm green beans, blanched

Directions

Heat a large non-stick frying

pan over high heat. Add the pine

nuts and cook for 12min or until

golden. Remove from the pan

and set aside.

Reduce the heat to medium, add

1/4 of the butter and the snapper

to the pan and cook for 3-4min

each side or until golden and

cooked through.

Add the remaining butter and

lemon rind to the pan and cook

for a further 30sec or until the

butter has melted.

To blanch green beans, place

the beans in a heatproof bowl

and pour over boiling water. Allow

to stand for 12min or until

bright green and tender, then

drain.

Serve snapper with the baby

spinach, beans, lemon wedges

and pine nuts and spoon over

the butter sauce.

Parsley butter bean

topping

– Serves 4-6

Ingredients

2-3 cloves garlic

1/2 tsp salt

425gm can butter beans,

drained and rinsed

2 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup each: extra virgin olive

oil, flat-leaf parsley leaves

freshly ground black pepper to

taste

Directions

Mash the garlic and salt

together with the blade of a

heavy knife.

Place all ingredients in a food

processor.

Pulse until the mixture is

smooth. Great served as a topping

for pan-fried or steamed

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Committed to coaching Canty cricket –

Rhys Morgan traded a

nondescript first-class

career as a batsman for

a cricketing career now

focused on mentoring

promising players

to reach the sport’s

highest level. Now the

Canterbury women’s

coach, Morgan brings

experience – and a

Hurricanes jersey – to

Christchurch. He talks

to Chris Barclay

When did cricket bowl you

over? Is there a moment you

think back on that sparked your

interest?

You have to go right back

to the beige uniforms back in

the early 80s. Watching Lance

Cairns (hit six sixes against

Australia at the MCG in 1983)

… that was probably the day that

lit the fire for a very, very young

four-year-old.

You had three first-class

games for Wellington as a

batsman in the early 2000s.

Who did you play alongside?

Back in those days you had

the likes of Stephen Fleming

around but they’d never play. I

played with some very, very good

players … (Black Caps) James

Franklin, Jeetan Patel, Mark

Gillespie, Iain O’Brien. I had a

very, very brief first-class career.

It became very apparent that I

was not going to be the superstar

that I wanted to be.

Can you remember your

batting average?

It was high teens I would have

thought. (Wisden records it as

16.50 from four innings, highest

score 35).

That experience didn’t turn

you off the game though did it?

It just pointed you in a different

direction.

I realised I wasn’t going to

make my fame and fortune as

a player. I retired, late 20s, went

into coaching and progressed

from there.

Why did you transition into

coaching?

I had no desire to (coach) when

I first finished. I was working at

the National Bank, I had a young

family and I had to pay the bills.

But the one thing I had missed

about cricket when I gave up was

the camaraderie within a team.

You eased into coaching in

the familiar surroundings of

Nairnville Park, Khandallah

didn’t you?

CHANCES:

New

Canterbury

women’s

coach Rhys

Morgan

throws

down during

a training

session at

Hagley Oval.

When my local club (Onslow)

needed a coach I thought: ‘I’ll go

run two training sessions a week

and spend the Saturday at club

cricket’. It’s all I’d ever known

anyway. For some reason I found

I was able to make some quite

good connections with players. I

thought I was going to help them

out for one season and I finished

up there 15 years later.

Unbeknown to you at the

time, Bob Carter the current

White Ferns coach, had an early

role in your coaching career

didn’t he?

Bob was big on coach

education and he put us through

our level 1 (New Zealand Cricket

coaching course) when we were

in the Wellington under-16 side.

Did your fleeting first-class

experience mould you as a

coach?

Seeing my own shortcomings

has probably helped. You

always look back on things and

go: ‘What if I’d done things

differently’ or ‘I wish I had these

skills’. My coaching philosophy

is really around trying to give

the young men and women

opportunities that maybe I didn’t

have the chance to take because

of a lack of know how at the

time.

How about mentors? Who

influenced your coaching style?

A couple of guys at Cricket

Wellington shaped the way I try

to communicate with players.

I was lucky enough to share an

office with Mark Borthwick, who

is highly regarded around New

Zealand as a coach of coaches,

for about 10 years. I’m not sure

if he thinks I was listening all

the time but some of the stuff

has filtered through for me.

The (former) high performance

manager Robbie Kerr was a

big influence early on when I

probably had the knowledge to

be a good coach but I didn’t have

the skills to share that knowledge

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still wearing a Hurricanes jersey

Where did you take your

coaching expertise after

Onslow?

I did various (Wellington) age

group rep sides. The first three of

four years I took a group through

to under-19s. I’ve spent a lot of

time around the under-19 male

age group. In the last couple of

years there’s been more growth

in the female game and I started

to look at that. I coached the

Wellington under-19s women’s

team last year and then this job

came up.

Tell us about your experience

coaching in Fiji last year.

When I was at Cricket

Wellington, major associations

are partnered with an associate

nation in the Pacific. Wellington

had Fiji. I got a call saying they

were looking for a coach and

did I know anyone. I was with

Bangladesh in New Zealand and

that was about to come to an

end. One thing led to another

from there really. I’m pleased I

did it, but I was also pleased to

come home in the end. They were

experiencing some pretty major

issues around the governance and

the administration of the game

there. We had nowhere to train

because bills hadn’t been paid.

We had no cricket balls. Having

to source all of that isn’t what you

expected to have to do as coach

as a national side. It was nice to

help in that regard, but it was also

frustrating when you’re going to

World Cup qualifiers and you

know you’re doing it with one

hand tied behind your back.

What teams did you coach in

Fiji?

The men, women and under-

19s. I was a jack of all trades

due to the lack of funding. I was

spreading myself a bit thin as well

and because I was going from one

team to another and all of our

cricket was played internationally

… when I was overseas with one

team nothing was happening

with another team. We went to

Vanuatu, Samoa, Hong Kong,

Japan. The under-19s and the

women were the ones with the

biggest programme when I was

there.

Before you went to Fiji, you

were in the right place at the

VERSATILE: Morgan filled in as batting coach when

Bangladesh toured New Zealand last year.

right time to help out the

Bangladesh test team after they

arrived for a three-test series

weren’t you?

I was coaching Onslow and we

had an overseas player, George

Rhodes, whose dad Steve was

head coach of Bangladesh. Steve

told George they were short of

resources because their batting

coach (Neil McKenzie) was

going back to South Africa after

the ODI series. I got a call from

Steve asking if I’d be able to drop

everything and work with him for

a couple of weeks leading up to the

first test. Neil was still around at

that point so it was great to be able

to work with him and see how he

went about things.

Three tests were scheduled,

though obviously there were

only two played because of

the mosque shootings in

Christchurch, venue of the

season finale. What are your

recollections of that day?

I had some prior engagements

so I was only with them for

the first two tests. As soon as I

saw the news … we’d been in

Christchurch during the one-day

series so I knew that was the

mosque (Al Noor) the team went

to. I was on WhatsApp trying

to get hold of people. There was

a wee period there I thought

the team had all gone to the

mosque (they were enroute). You

assume the worst at that point.

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I still keep in touch with a few

of them. I notice they’re due to

be in Christchurch again on the

anniversary of that (in March). I’m

not sure that’s great scheduling

but it’ll be good to hopefully catch

up with a few of them.

You took up the Canterbury

Cricket role on September 1?

How have you settled in?

I’ve got a place a two or three

minute walk from (Canterbury

Cricket headquarters in

Addington). I’m spending a lot

of money with Air New Zealand

tripping back and forth (to

Wellington). If the job develops

(he is on a one-year contract)

and I have some success moving

might be something we look

at. My partner (Kate) is in her

first role as a primary school

principal. Brynn and Ellie

(children) are in school.

Did you know much about

Christchurch before relocating

here?

I used to spend a lot of time at

Lincoln (NZC high performance

centre) through tournaments. I’ve

got family down here. We used to

have family holidays down this

way and over at Akaroa.

Are their split allegiances

now, in a sporting sense?

I’m fully on board with

Canterbury cricket, you’ll

struggle to get me out of a

Hurricanes jersey.

How has the preparation gone

with the Canterbury Magicians?

Before I got here they were

training for a good six weeks so it

was really quite easy, you already

had a group training with real

purpose.

Veteran Kate Ebrahim is

back from maternity leave

and another new Mum, Amy

Satterthwaite, will be available

when she returns from the

women’s Big Bash League across

the Tasman. That must be

handy

Kate will be with us pretty

much the whole season. Amy

and (wife) Lea (Tahuhu) are

playing with the Melbourne

Renegades. They have to do some

quarantine when they get back.

We may get them the weekend

before Christmas. They get out of

quarantine on December 8.

Any news faces coming

through?

Kate Sims. She’s been on a

Lincoln University scholarship

and previously played for Central

Districts. We’ve also got players

who have been around but maybe

haven’t played a lot like Georgia

Edge and Emma Kench. This is

the season to give them a crack

and see if they’re good enough.

Canterbury were third in

Hallyburton Johnstone Shield

one-day competition. Are

champions Auckland the team

to beat?

When the White Ferns get

back Wellington are very strong,

though when they will be at

full-strength is a little bit up in

the air. They all have to organise

their own quarantine back from

Australia at the moment. Auckland

have similar issues to Wellington

about getting players back, but

when they do they’ll be a pretty

strong outfit. It depends who has

managed to get isolation facilities

booked. We know about our two

(Satterthwaite/Tahuhu), but we

don’t know about anyone else.

The Magicians gave

Morgan the ideal start to

his tenure, beating Otago

by 91 runs (Duckworth/

Lewis method) and 133

runs in their Hallyburton

Johnstone Shield opening

round double-header in

Oamaru last weekend.

SPORT 41

Back in the

sulky and

winner’s

circle

• By Joshua Smith

IT’S BEEN more than a decade

since Jo Herbert saluted the judge,

but her winning drive behind

Blue Chip Delight at Motukarara

Raceway on Sunday showed she

hasn’t lost any of her talent.

Herbert was delighted to get the

win after such a long hiatus.

“It felt really good, it’s been a

long time between drinks,” she

said.

“I was pleased with the horse,

he went well.”

A pioneer for female drivers in

New Zealand, Herbert won 193

races in the cart before she was

forced to step away from the game

10 years ago to look after her son

Brooklyn.

“At the time it was in the toohard

basket, he wasn’t that well,”

Herbert said.

“It got too hard, so I just focused

on him. He is 13 now so he

is quite good at self-managing.”

Herbert returned to the industry

last year after the urging

of trainer Stephen Boyd and she

landed her ideal job with current

employers Colin and Julie De-

Filippi, for whom she drove Blue

Chip Delight on Sunday, earlier

this year.

When Herbert heard the De-

Filippi’s were looking for another

worker, she said she was quick to

get on the phone, even though she

was on the other side of the world

at the time.

“When I heard he was looking

for someone I was straight on

the phone from Spain. We went

over there for five weeks back in

February,” she said.

“We were quite lucky because

two days after we got home Barcelona

was in lockdown. We timed

perfectly.”

Herbert’s win on Sunday has

brought her just six wins shy of

200 driving career wins, a mark

she would have tried to attain 10

years ago had she known she was

so close. – Harness News Desk

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LONG-STANDING is an apt

means of describing veteran

cricket umpire David Stuthridge,

he has spent countless hours

positioned at the bowlers’ end or

square leg.

Stuthridge, who also represented

Canterbury

at hockey

between 1969

and 1987,

reached his

500-game

milestone

when he officiated

the

Gillette Cup

regional final

between the

triumphant

Christchurch Boys’ High School

and St Andrew’s College at

Hagley’s Nursery Ground earlier

this month.

The occasion was particularly

poignant for the 71-year-old,

given Stuthridge is an CBHS old

boy, although swimming was his

forte during secondary school.

Stuthridge started umpiring

first XI matches after he retired

from the banking industry

about a decade ago, a career

that maybe prevented him from

officiating at higher levels that

secondary school, senior club

and Hawke Cup cricket.

A lower tier batsman in

Christchurch, who advanced to

the senior grade during a fouryear

stint in Timaru, Stuthridge

switched focus to umpiring in

1986, after his brother Robert died

during a game they were playing

at Hoon Hay Park in 1985.

“He collapsed in the field and

died (aged 42). He had a heart attack

and that knocked me about

a bit,” Stuthridge said.

“Bobby wasn’t there playing and

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the (Grosvenor) team was pretty

much coming to an end, most of

them were a lot older than me.”

A couple of friends encouraged

Stuthridge to take up umpiring,

which seemed like a logical move.

“I used to enjoy going out there

umpiring for your 10-over stint

in a third grade game. I thought

my biggest challenge is probably

going to be whether I can last a

day out there standing.”

Stuthridge’s feet could obviously

handle the workload, and

his reflexes have also stood the

test of time with his umpiring

VETERAN:

Christchurch

cricket

umpire

David

Stuthridge

recently

officiated

his 500th

match and

the 71-yearold

has no

plans to call

stumps on

his career.

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WILLOWS

CRICKET

CLUB

spanning senior suburban games

and the merged Canterbury

metro competition.

He often wondered if he could

have been promoted to the Plunket

Shield and beyond, but work

took precedence – and he at least

saw the likes of Craig McMillan,

Nathan Astle and Stephen Fleming

starting out.

“I just couldn’t afford the

time away from my work. You

always wonder ‘what if?’, said

Stuthridge, who still has international

experience on his record.

In 2002 he umpired a warm-up

SPORT 43

Cricket still holds appeal for umpire

Stuthridge has

officiated more

than 500 times

FORMER Canterbury

representative Simon Mooney

has joined Waimairi’s stuttering

defence of Tennis Canterbury’s

premier men’s championship,

as a replacement for wellperformed

US College player

Connor Heap.

Although Waimairi notched

their first win of the interclub

competition over Elmwood,

Heap, who recorded two wins in

Saturday’s tie will be unavailable

to play again until next year.

The 23-year-old, who recently

completed a scholarship at the

University of California, Berkeley,

misses two rounds before

Christmas. The six-club tournament

then takes a break until

mid-February.

Mooney, an outstanding junior

who progressed to celebrate

97 premier grade singles wins,

trained with Waimairi earlier

this week and will be in the lineup

to host Country Ashburton

in the fifth round of competition

tomorrow night.

The veteran has links with

several Christchurch clubs, now

has strong ties with Waimairi

given his children are part of the

organisation’s junior development

programme.

Waimairi, who are still propping

up the competition in spite

of blitzing Elmwood six matches

to zero at Wilding Park, face a

tough encounter against Country

Ashburton line-up seeking

to rebound from a 4-2 loss to Te

Kura Hagley on home court.

Country Ashburton are still in

second spot behind last season’s

runner-up Cashmere, who

thumped Shirley 6-0 to maintain

game between Australia and

South Africa at Bert Sutcliffe Oval

before the under-19 World Cup.

The Australian side had

Shaun Marsh and George Bailey,

South Africa had Hashim

Amla,” Stuthridge recalled.

He also has fond memories of

his first major club game in 1999

on what is now Hagley Oval,

although it started in less than

ideal circumstances when Riccarton

hosted East Christchurch

Shirley.

“That Riccarton team was

really tough. They preyed on

any vulnerability you had and

they knew damn well this was

my first game. In the first over

Wayne Stead nipped one back

between Michael Papps’ bat and

pad. There was a sound, I was

certain it had clipped the pad,”

Stuthridge said.

They all went up for a catch,

screaming and really testing

me out. I said not out and Stead

did his ‘nana’ a bit. I looked

over at (fellow umpire) Robert

‘Nook’ Ebert and he gave me the

thumbs up. I felt like a million

dollars at that very moment.”

Stuthridge has a couple of

senior T20 games at his favourite

ground, Heathcote Domain, on

Saturday and while his eyes and

ears stay sharp he has no plans

to call stumps.

“I still feel alright, I still play

the odd game. I’d be lost without

something to do on a Saturday. I

just love the sport.”

Mooney joins Waimairi in bid to defend title

South African-born Canterbury interclub tennis veteran Joelene Feneon has become the

seventh woman to record a century of wins in the competition after beating Elmwood’s

Mikaila Smith 6-1 6-1 during Waimairi’s victory on Saturday. Feneon, who had lost both

of her previous singles matches this season, joins Sally Moorfield (216), Shirley Haig

(162), Robyn Legge-Hunt (146), Lynnette O’Dell (138), Ruth Seeman (120) and Phillipa

Lewthwaite (111) in a select club.

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a comfortable buffer.

They are expected to strengthen

their dominance against

Elmwood; Te Kura Hagley host

Shirley in the other tie.

In the women’s competition,

leaders Te Kura Hagley play

at Elmwood while Cashmere-

Burnside host Waimairi.

Points:

Men – Cashmere 54, Country

Ashburton 34, Shirley 23, Te

Kura Hagley 23, Elmwood 22,

Waimairi 15.

Women – Te Kura Hagley 36,

Cashmere Burnside 27, Waimairi

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44 The Star Thursday November 26 2020

Plenty to choose from at Kia dealership

THE SHOWROOM and

forecourt was jam-packed with

cars when I went to pick up Kia’s

small sport utility vehicle – the

Seltos – the Limited all-wheeldrive

version, to be exact.

Extracting the evaluation car

was a mission of moving several

vehicles and squeezing mine out

of the showroom.

I quipped to the sales manager

there were too many cars on the

lot and he should sell a few.

He replied by saying the business

was in a good position, stock

was plentiful and there was a

steady supply chain.

I mention this because many

of today’s car manufacturers are

struggling with continuum of

supply due to Covid-19 affecting

the workforce both in the

factories and with component

suppliers.

South Korea has a good handle

on the pandemic, and Kia (along

with its partner, Hyundai),

factories haven’t been affected

dramatically.

The Seltos has been in the

New Zealand market for a year

or so now, it lands here in five

specifications and with the choice

of two engines, pricing starts

at $27,990 and ends at $46,990

for the all-wheel-drive Limited.

In-between, an LX Plus, EX and

Limited (2WD) list at $35,990,

$37,990 and $42,990 respectively.

All except the Limited AWD

get a naturally aspirated 2-litre

petrol engine, a 1.6-litre turbocharged

four-cylinder engine

powers the range-topper. It’s an

engine I’ve experienced before in

several Kia and Hyundai models,

it is a delightful, honest unit

which has always impressed me.

I drove the 2-litre Seltos shortly

after its arrival here and remarked

on its price-friendly positioning

and smooth nature of its engine.

Well, the 1.6-litre engine is just

as good, of course it gets more

power, up 20kW and 85Nm to

130kW and 265Nm, and the

outputs are developed at usable

points of the rev band – 6000rpm

at the top end with maximum

torque available all of the way

from 1500rpm to 4500rpm.

What’s more, the 1.6 doesn’t

use much more fuel, Kia rate it

with a 7.6-litres per 100km combined

cycle average, the 2-litre at

6.8l/100km.

The latter figures fare well with

the fuel usage readout in the

evaluation car, when I took it

back to the dealership the meter

was reading 8.6l/100km, while

on the highway an instantaneous

figure of 4.5l/100km was showing,

the engine turning over freely

at 2000rpm in seventh gear.

Yes, the 1.6 Seltos drives to

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the beauty of this gearbox is its

clean, quick shifts and smooth

operating manner. If the driver

so desires, a manual sequential

function at the main gearshift lever

will override the gear change

protocols.

The engine and gearbox

combination is delightful, there

is nothing harsh within the

driveline, everything is smooth

and fluid, and such is the way the

turbocharger is boosted there’s

no lag and there is a responsive

feeling of strength beneath the

accelerator.

Saying that, the Seltos isn’t

quick, but it is spirited enough

with an 8.8sec standstill to 100km

acceleration time on offer.

What the Seltos does do well

is provide the driver with an

uninterrupted flow of power, it is

reactive without being punchy.

For an SUV the Seltos also has

a delightful handling manner.

Much of that can be attributed

to the firm steering feel. Full

marks to Kia here, the weighting

is perfect for me, there is genuine

firmness without being overly difficult

to manipulate. That’s a fine

line to get right for the Seltos’

target market, it would need to be

easy to drive for the over-50s, yet

it will also appeal to the youthful

• Price – Kia Seltos Limited,

$46,990

• Dimensions – Length,

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height, 1615mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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• Performance –

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• Fuel usage – 7.6l/100km

who like positive feedback when

a quick corner is presented.

A lot of the direct communication

with the road can also be

attributed to the quality of the

tyres. The Limited sits on 18in

wheels with 235/45 Kumho

rubber. Even though the profile

is low, ride quality hasn’t been

affected, and road noise on our

coarse chip seal isn’t excessive.

I pushed hard into some

corners on my highway run and

delighted with the Seltos’ ability,

it is agile and nimble, a lot of

that coming down to its size and

weight, at just under 4.4m and

1425kg, it is compact.

However, that’s not saying it

doesn’t live up to the SUV role.

It has generous space inside and

rear seat occupants needn’t feel

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it definitely has all the SUV

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In Limited specification the

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would expect in a high grade

model, especially for safety where

it is fitted with all the modern

trickery to keep you out of

trouble in the first instance. Of

course, it is rated with a five-star

Australasian New Car Assessment

Program rating.

Usually, if there is a choice

of models within a series, I’m

angling at the base specification

models, I like them for their

simplicity and pricing, there are

many bargains to be found there,

and yes, the entry-level Seltos at

under $30k is a genuine bargain.

However, I’d opt for the rangetopper

in this instance, it feels

just so right to be in, it doesn’t

feel like an SUV with its spirited

engine and tight steering, it

exudes something far more

sporty.

Not only is Kia cranking along

with supply and the promise of

more new models, it is a company

that has much faith in its product,

all new Kias sold here come with

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182 Edgeware Road

Sunday Service

7pm

Address

Janet A

Clairvoyant

Janet A

All Welcome

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Sydenham Community

Centre

23/25 Hutcheson St

Address

Angela

Clairvoyance

Angela

Sunday 7pm

All Welcome

Phone 349-9749

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

61 Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm

Address:

Gaynor

Clairvoyance:

Gaynor

Tuesday

Healing 1-1.45pm

Clairvoyance 2pm

All Welcome

Classic Cars &

Motorcycles

MITSUBISHI CORDIA

turbo GSR, 1985, low

kms, 1 previous family

owned, red, suit collector,

ph 352 5963

Community Events

ALCOHOLICS

ANONYMOUS, If you

want to have a drink that’s

your business. If you want

to stop, we can help. Phone

0800 229-6757

Curtains

A1 CURTAINS &

DRAPES.

Roman blinds,tie backs,

cushions, nets & voiles

plus alterations. Free

quotes.Ph Kay 980 1501

or 021 2571823. kay.

tainui88@gmail.com

For Sale

CARPET.

Fawn, wool VGC, 2 bdrm

pieces Ph 021 142 6289

FILING CABINET.

Metal,15 plastic draws,

locks. $65 Ph 021 142

6289

Sony TV 32” and Sony

DVD recorder, Phillips

radio, printer (new) the lot

$80. Ph 337 0706

TABLE TOP

(Formica), Doors x2, small

windows, old roof rack. Ph

027 220 2345

Funeral Directors

Garage Sales

CITY 274 Gloucester St,

Sat 28th, 9am to 12. Lots

of LEGO and other toys,

books, clothing, household

stuff.

EDGEWARE 113

Edgeware Rd, combined

h/holds. Sat 8am - 12

noon. H/hold goods,

toys, electronics, costume

jewellery, home wares,

accessories, womens

clothing, shoes & much

more.

Hand Craft Sale 8

Athelstan St, Barrington.

Fri Dec 4th 12 -4, Sat 5th

10 -4, Sun 6th 10 -2. Items

priced to sell from $2 to

$30.

HEI HEI 4 Marymere

Place, Sat 9am - 3pm,

microwave, household

items & toys

NEW BRIGHTON 54A

Lonsdale St, Sat 11am

start. Whole h/hold

ofgoods.

REDWOOD 108 Regency

Crescent, Sat / Sun from

8am, come and do your

Christmas shopping, new

products and toys. Some

are Christmas items, ideal

for presents, reasonably

priced.

Direct Cremation

No frills, no Service, no fuss, simply

straight to the crem. Other options available.

Call in and see us at 2 Langstone Lane

(off 158 Langdons Road along from Northalnds)

Ph: 379 0178 for our brochure

or email office@undertaker.co.nz

GENUINE

dIrEct

crEmatIoN

$2,000

GSt inclusive

(includes committal)

0800 27 28 29

www.mainlandcrematorium.co.nz

Funeral Directors

No Service Cremation $2,000

Family Funeral with Cremation $3,950

Chapel - 35 people, casket, hearse, cremation fees

Full Funeral options and

Burial options available

Just Funerals, a family owned and

operated company with qualified,

registered and experienced staff.

Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

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COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

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Gardening

& Supplies

A GARDEN OR

LANDSCAPING TIDY

UP? Shrub, hedge &

tree pruning, Lawns,

Gardening, consistently

reliable general property

upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10

yrs experience, One off

tidy ups or on-going

service. Nick’s Garden

Maintenance. Keeping

your garden beautiful.

Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

& 022 264 7452

PETE’S GARDENING

SERVICE Gardening,

rubbish removal, cleanups,

expert pruning, hedge

trimming, tree cutting,

good rates, no job too big

or too small, half the price

of a franchise. Ph 027 551

4118

Celebrant

CELEBRANT

Michelle Irena Weddings

.Experienced celebrant

available for weddings in

Canterbury. Specialising

inpersonalised ceremonies

with a price for every

budget. Web: michelle

irena weddings .com or

Face Book: Michelle Irena

Celebrant NZ. Phone me

for a no obligation chat

about options 027 205

4660

Memoriam

JACK

VALENTINE

BIGGINS

Sadly passed away

on April 18,2020

aged 88 years.

Much loved husband

of Betty, loving

dad to Shirley,

Sylvia, Heather and

Joanne and devoted

grandad and great

grandad to all his

grandchildren.

Jack was known to

many musicians and

was the founding

member of the

Ipswich over 50’s

brass band, based

on the 50’s-up band

in Christchurch, NZ.

A Private funeral and

celebration of his life

has been held.

Personals

ELDERLY GENT n/s,

n/d, own car would like to

meet a female aquaintance

for afternoon outings. Ph

021 256 7717

GUY IN A RED SUIT is

seeking a miracle on 52nd

Street, Mrs Claus he seeks.

022 0675 490 Santa.

Pets & Supplies

CATS UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

Ph 3555-022 or email

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

CATS UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

Ph 3555-022 or email

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

Tours

ReID TouRs

Mesopotamia Day Trip

Saturday 5th December - $45pp return

Mt Cook & Lupins

Friday 1st January - $55pp return

9 Days Hokianga Cape Reinga

Bay of Islands May 2021

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

Email: reidtours@xtra.co.nz www.reidtours.com

To Let

HOMESITTERS

reqd Xmas / New Year.

Beautiful homes / pets. Ph

Lisa 021 547 262 www.

townandcountryhomesit.

co.nz

RICCARTON.

Well presented furnished

DBL BDRM with

OS.$190 PW Incl Internet

& Power .Ph 0274 351 863

Trades & Services

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree & hedge

trimming

& removal

Stump Grinding

CALL us 021 405 277

PAINTING

Interior

Exterior

Fences

Resonable Rates

PHONE:

027 224 2831

EASY CLEAN GLASS

TREATMENTS

• Showers

• Glass Balustrades

• Water Stain Removal

• Up to 10 Year Warranty

• Free Quotes

0800 EZClean

(08003925326)

www.easycleanglass.co.nz

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree & hedge

trimming

& removal

Stump Grinding

CALL us 021 405 277

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

trade price!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

one stop shop

TRADESMEN

AVAILABLE

Tiler, Carpenter,

electrician, plumbers.

Contact Jimmy Bell

0211221487

Re Roofing

Roof Repairs

Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

Trades & Services

GLAZING

TWISTY GLASS &

GLAZING LTD

• Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists

• Splashbacks • All Broken Windows

THE CAT DOOR MAN

Phone Cushla or Darren Twist

027 352 6225

Quality. Reliable. NZ Qualified.

Call BEN! 021-0880-2390

SPECIALISTS IN:

• Interior + Exterior Painting

• Painting Repairs

DYNAMIC

PAINTING

• Spraying

• Wallpapering

DIRTY TILES

& GROUT?

Our unique restoration

processes will make your

tiled areas look NEW again!

We specialise in professional

cost effective solutions for

all your tile & grout issues.

• Tiled shower makeovers

• Re-colouring old grout

• Mouldy silicone replacement

• Professional tile/grout

cleaning, sealing & repairs

Call today for a FREE quote on 0800 882 772

or email darryl.p@theprogroup.co.nz

IF IT’S PLUMBING YOU NEED

WE PlUMBer! CAN HELP!

Hot water problems, showers,

taps, toilets,

0800 217

new

5862

installations

Landlord Special Service

Gas Fitting & Hot Water System

Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations

www.a1plumbing.co.nz

call free 0800 217 5862

Or TeXT 027 429 3770

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WHEN I SAY I WILL”

Need a certified and reliable plumber for filtration

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Bathroom upgrades or refurbishments?

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TEXT

EMAIL

0508 H2O BOY

426 269

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Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

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To advertise: Phone 379 1100 or email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

Thursday November 26 2020 The Star 47

Builder

concrete & paving

DECORATORS

digga hire

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• A creative craftsman who is

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Email: ad_designs@hotmail.com

• Driveways

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• New Home Specialists

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tel: 0508 873 7483

email: sales@affordableconcrete.co.nz

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New Paint • Repaints

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Feature Walls

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Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

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Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

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• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

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mailer delivery

service contact

Star Media

• Newspaper inserts

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For a cost effective, targeted

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or email mike@starmedia.kiwi

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Local family run Christchurch/

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drainage & gas work.

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Locally owned & operated with

over 30 years experience.

• Extensions & repair • Roof coating

• Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol

• Malthoid • Asbestos Certified

• Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278

or 021 223 4200

E: dave@beaumontroofing.co.nz

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD

SCRAP METAL

TRADES

TREE SERVICES

WINDOW TINTING

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• Open Saturday morning

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Branch chipping

Trimming and pruning

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P: 027 2299 454

E: craigstrees@xtra.co.nz

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advanced film solutions

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fade protection

heat control

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The Star Classifieds

Trades & Services

LOCAL EXPERIENCED

ELECTRICIAN

Local, licensed and

Experienced electrician

specialising in small to

medium domestic jobs from

additional sockets to

downlight installs to house

rewiring, Competive Pricing,

Free Quotes, Customer

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Phone Text or Email Josh

022 193 9281

jryanelectrical@outlook.com

All things

ElEctricAl

• commercial

& residential

servicing

• renovations &

new Builds

• no call Out Fees

Phone

021 260 4326

electricnz.com

ROOF

PAINTING 24/7

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a speciality,

no scaffolding

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experience.

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roof quotes

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treatment $300.

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027 561 4629

rooF

painting

by Certified Tradesman

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a speciality.

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required.

30 years

experience.

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call Craig

021 060 2392

one stop shop

TRADESMEN

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Tiler, Carpenter,

electrician, plumbers.

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0211221487

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

CHRISTMAS TREES

DELIVERED TO YOUR

TV TECH DOOR

$55.00. Treat the family

to a real tree this year. Ph

• Aeriel installs

0211 407 813

• Satellite

COMPUTER REPAIRS

FAST

installs

Friendly experienced

techs available to help you

• TV Wall

now. Christchurch based.

Mounting

All work guaranteed.

Computer Help 0800 349

• TV Tuning 669

CONCRETE CUTTING

• Data Cabling Affordable Concrete

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• Video security removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

• Fibre repairs

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

• ONT moves

ELECTRICIAN

Prompt & reliable

Please call Ron registered electrician

with 24 years experience

027 655 2690 for all residential and

Trades & Services

commercial work, new

housing and switch board

AAA HANDYMAN replacements. Phone Chris

licensed carpenter 027 516 0669

LBP, all property and ELECTRICIAN

building maintenance, Registered, electrical

repairs, bathroom/shower installation and repairs,

installations, with free Gorbie Electrical, ph 021

quotes 03 383 1927 or 027 026 73375 or 03 322 4209

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz ELECTRICIAN

BRICK & BLOCK Available, 30 years

LAYING

experience, immediate

all restoration work start, competitive rate,

and new work plus ph Brian 027 433 9548

foundations, ph 342 9340 No Call out fee

or 021 853 033

ELECTRICIAN

BUILDER QUALIFIED All types of domestic

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms, & commercial work

Kitchens, Renovations, undertaken, new housing,

Repairs & Extensions alterations, extensions,

Free quotes. Discount for ranges, security lights,

pensioners. Ph Mike 03 quick response, efficient

980 9771 or 027 2266 930 service, free quotes,

BUILDER QUALIFIED city -wide. No call out

Decks, T & G Flooring, fee. M/S, 8-5. Call Pat

Villa Restoring, New Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

Homes, Weatherboards. 7331384.

Free Quotes. Bennet & FENCING

Sons Ltd Sam 027 496- All types of fencing

9362 or Tony 027 224- . Free quotes. Ph

0374

Jim 022 137 1920

BUILDER,

FENCING

HANDYMAN,

All types of fencing . Free

MAINTENANCE quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

Have peace of mind with 1920

a fully qualified owner GARDENER

operater LBP. Available for 30 yrs exp. All your garden

all jobs around the home,

requirements. Ph Grant

rental property (very

027 276 1990

experienced in Healthy

GASFITTING

Homes Reporting) or

N.T. Gas Services.

commercial property. Call

Domestic gas installations.

Chris on 027 3888 211

Reg Craftsman Gas Fitter.

BUILDER

Ph Nick 021 892 491

Licensed for all your

GLAZIER

repairs, maintenance and

Glass repairs - pet doors

alterations. For a free

- conservatory roofs. Exp

quote phone Keith 021

Tradesman. Call Bill on

1277 202

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

CARPET LAYING

HANDY - DAN

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

General Handyman for

Phone John on 0800

all your maintenance

003181, 027 240 7416

requirements. I specialise

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

in fences and decking, also

CARPENTER

do spouting cleans and

BUILDER

repairs and everyday home

Licensed Building

maintenance. NO JOB TO

Practitioner no. 100981.

BIG OR SMALL I can do

All carpentry & building

it all, please don’t hesitate

repairs & maintenance. to call me on 022 600 7738

Alterations & property for a no obligation free

upgrades.Laundries / quote.

bathroom / kitchens HANDYMAN

replaced. Specialising in Small jobs specialists. eg:

replacement of all rotten drippy taps, sticky doors,

timber, fascia boards, locks, moss spraying etc.

window, windowsills etc. Discount for pensioners.

John Sandford, ph 329 Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

4616, mob 027 5189 598 668

johnsandford2@gmail. HANDYMAN

com

Some jobs don’t need a

CHIMNEY SWEEP tradie, so why pay more?

Time to service your fire. Gardening, building,

From $80 single storey.. electrical, plumbing. No

0800 SWEEP ME or 0210 charge for quotes. Ph Dave

2771 927

022 451 7314

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

Trades & Services

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

PAINTING

PLASTERING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family run

business, work guaranteed.

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTER,QUALIFIED

local professional, Int /

Ext,roofs,wallpaller, call

or text Corban 027 846

5035

PAINTER

New, older homes,

interior, exterior. We stand

by Canterbury. Ph Wayne

0272 743 541, 385-4348

PLASTERER

Avail mid to small jobs Ph

021 0698164. Free quotes.

PLUMBER

All plumbing work..

Pensioner discount. No

job too small. Friendly,

reliable & professional

service. Ph Nigel 027

4136004 or 385 2930

REMOVALS

Small furniture removals,

have own van, can fit

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc, honest

& reliable, any area

considered, ph Chch 027

517 7001

ROOFING SERVICES

Metal roofing & spouting.

Butyl rubber and flat

rooves. Repairs, reroof

and new build. 25 yrs

experience.NZ Cert

and LBP qualified. Free

quotes. Call Elliot 332-

9662 / 027 237 9431

ROOF PAINTS

Best price, best service. Ph

020 410 67205

ROTARY HOEING

Vege gardewns, new

sections. Ph Dave 382

5779 or 027 673 0495

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Van & Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

022

SPOUTING CLEANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out. single storey only, 20

yrs exp, Call Trevor 332

8949 or 021 043 2034

SPOUTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

SPOUTING CLEANING

SPECIALIST

Entire spouting system

cleared. Single or 2 storey.

Jo 021 164 0365

TENNIS COURT LINES

REPAINTED

Free Quotes. Pave Mark

Ltd. Ph 027 8237979

TILER ( MASTER )

Int / Ext. Res / Comm.

. Free quote. 18 yrs

exp. Ph 021 1056 797

TILER ( MASTER )

Int / Ext. Res / Comm. .

Free quote. 18 yrs exp. Ph

021 1056 797

Trades & Services

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

TREE SERVICES

Hedges, shrubs, tree

trimming & removal,

rubbish removal, Ph for

free quotes 022 540 4900

WATERBLASTING

Housewash, Drives, Paths,

Decks, Moss kills, Gutter

cleans. Ph 020 410 67205

WINDOW CLEANING

Average 3 brm house

inside or out from $45.

Both from $80 Phone

Trevor 344-2170

WINDOW CLEANING

Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

Wanted To Buy

STEVE PURCELL

ANTIQUES

BUYING

NOW

Gold jewellery,

watches, coins,

medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

stevepurcellantiques.com

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

AAAA All used furniture,

bdrm furniture, bedside

tables, dressers, tables &

chairs, house lots or estate

lots. Ph John 027 815 1114

A+ About to move? Books,

china, coins, medals,

furniture, furs, jewellery,

tools, old photos, estate.

Ph 385-5117

ACADEMY ANTIQUES

Buying estates, antiques,

old china, crystal, art,

Royal Doulton , Royal

Albert etc. Best prices,

free appraisal. Call Rob

349-4229

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

Wanted To Buy

ALL whiteware wanted.

Same day service, cash

paid for freezes, fridges,

washing machines, ovens.

Also buying furniture &

h/hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

Rugby Programmes +

soccer, cricket, motorsport

+ badges. 021 269 7233

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT 1991

CHRISTCHURCH DISTRICT PLAN

PROPOSED PLAN CHANGE 4

SHORT-TERM ACCOMMODATION

SUMMARY OF SUBMISSIONS FOR FURTHER

SUBMISSIONS

A summary of submissions on Proposed Plan Change 4 to the Christchurch

District Plan and a copy of the submissions, are now available for public viewing

online at ccc.govt.nz/planchange4 or during normal opening hours at any of

the our service centres or libraries. For details of your nearest service centre or

library, please telephone 03 941 8999.

Further submissions in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions received

may be lodged at the Civic Offices or at any of our service centres or libraries

before 5pm on Thursday, 10 December 2020.

A further submission may be made only by a person representing a relevant

aspect of the public interest or by a person who has an interest in the plan

change that is greater than the interest of the general public and must be

limited to a matter in support of, or in opposition to, any submission made to

the Council.

All further submissions must be in writing on the appropriate form (Form 6 in

the Resource Management (Forms, Fees and Procedure) Regulations 2003).

This form is available from all Council offices and online at ccc.govt.nz/

HaveYourSay. Completed forms should be addressed to: Christchurch City

Council, City Planning Team, PO Box 73012, Christchurch or emailed to:

PlanChange@ccc.govt.nz.

Any person making a further submission in support or opposition is required

to serve a copy of his or her further submission on the person whose original

submission is supported or opposed no later than five working days after the

day on which the further submission is provided to the Council.

At a later date all those who have made submissions and those who have made

further submissions in support or opposition to the proposed plan change will

be advised of the hearing date and will be sent information regarding that

process.

Brendan Anstiss

General Manager

Strategy and Transformation Group

Vehicles Wanted

Public Notices

Shirley Hawks Rugby League Football Club

AGM

2pm Sunday 29th November 2020

33 Briggs Road

Applications for Senior Coach & Managers close

29th November. Become a member today.

Players, coaches, volunteers, committee, families.

Email: shirleyrugbyleague@hotmail.co.nz

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Each number in our DECODER grid represents a different

letter - there is a number for all 26 letters of the alphabet.

Enter the given letters into all squares with matching numbers.

The challenge now is to work out which letters are represented

Thursday November 26 2020 The Star 49

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

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M.S.A.

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and Election of Officers

MEMBERS ARE HEREBY

8 NOTIFIED 8 THAT THE1 17Assumption 11 10 13School

ANNUAL

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Will be held on Saturday,

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If you enjoy working with children and adults, have a

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main bar, The TAPROOM.

positive outlook, a sense of humour and are a team player

11 14 17 come and 26work with 25 us to support 12student learning.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Will be held on

19 23 Saturday, 17Nov 28, 172020.

23 18 13 11 19 Teacher 10 Aide Vacancies

Voting will commence

15 minutes after the

completion of the AGM,

• Position 1: Permanent part-time, 13 hours per week, term time only,

and finish 7 at 6.30pm in12 20 7 14

commencing February 2021. Experience and training in PMP would be an added advantage.

the club's main entrance.

• Position 2: Permanent part-time, 13 hours per week, term time only, commencing February 2021.

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Get all ‘Christmasy’ with us!

PRE-CHRISTMAS

FUNCTIONS, PARTIES,

WORK BREAK UPS.

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Selection of roast meats,

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Thursday 31 Dec, 8.30pm

Goodbye & good riddance to 2020 - Hello 2021

NEW YEAR’S EVE

WITH

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Thursday 12 25 - Nov - Wednesday 18 November 2 Dec 2020 2020

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Christchurch’s

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(bass) & Luke Smillie (drums), tickets $20 on

eventbrite. Saturday 8pm - Billy Vallance & Jon

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A ROLLING STONE, a579 Colombo St:

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free. Friday 5pm - Brazilian Jam with Clube do

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Bayley, free. Saturday 7pm - Punk Meets Metal

feat. Unyielding Desolation; Carradine Choke;

Plague of the Fallen; Crypt Incursion; Struth;

Bear Trap; & Bloodstarved, $15 entry. Sunday

7pm - Fevah Modern Jive social dancing, all

welcome, free. Monday 6.30pm - Quiz, free.

BOO RADLEYS, Level 1, 98 Victoria St:

Thursday 9pm - Buffalo Mac. Friday 8pm -

Amber Carly Williams; 10.30pm - In The City.

Saturday 8pm - Lee Martin; 10.30pm - The

Cassettes. Wednesday 7.30pm - South Street

Trio; 9.30pm - Open Mic Night.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, 50 Victoria

St: Friday 6pm - Stephen James; 9.15pm -

Acoustic Solution. Saturday 6pm - Des

Newton; 9.15pm - Smoothtalk.

CHRISTMAS JOY, The Piano, 156

Armagh St: Saturday 5 December 3pm &

7.30pm - Ali Harper's popular Xmas Show is

back with special guest Fiona Pears and 70

glorious voices from the Cobham Intermediate

chorale. Tickets selling fast. Bookings at

iTicket.co.nz ph: 0508 484 253.

GBC, Garden Hotel, 110 Marshaland

Rd: Thursday 6pm - Cocktails & Music with

Vintage Blue. Saturday 6pm - Vintage Blue.

HORNBY CLUB, Carmen Rd: Saturday

7pm - Reminisce with Anthony. Saturday 7pm

- Th' Art of Cheese. Sunday 2pm - Ian Mac.

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven Quay:

Saturday 7.30pm - BeeGees Las Vegas Show

presented by Madsen Promotions, tickets $25.

LE CABARET DE LA VIE, Tai Tapu

Community Centre, 722 Old Tai Tapu

Rd: Saturday 7.30pm - Gypsy Jazz, Swing,

Class Blues and funky R&B feat. Ma Bell aka

Madame Tragedie, Swing 42 (Bob Heinz; Keith

Petch; Mike Kime; Rueben Derrick); Boogie

House (Harry Harrison; Steve Driver); Blues

Mamas (Izzy Miller Bell & Susan Grant); John

Bevin, tickets $35 www.millerbellmusic.com

NEW BRIGHTON CLUB, 202 Marine

Pde: Friday 7pm- Atarmies. Friday 4 Dec -

Nexus. Thursday New Years Eve - Atarmies.

PAPANUI RSA, 1 Harewood Rd:

Wednesday 2nd Dec, 10.30am - 1pm -

'Morning Melodies' Country Music with

To add a listing, contact

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027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

Papanui RSA cont...

Smokey & Lorraine, along with their Golden

Oldies group of entertainers. Christmas theme

along with raffles. Door $2 & includes 'a

cuppa'.

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118 Racecourse

Rd, Sockburn: Sunday 6pm - Lance Kiwi

Karaoke.

RICHMOND CLUB, 75 London St: Friday

7pm -Shalo. Saturday 7pm - INCOGNITO

RockBand. Sunday 3pm - Robbie Drew.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St, Hornby:

Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday 8.30pm - Misfitz.

THE BLACK HORSE, Lincoln Rd: Friday

7pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Saturday 8pm -

The Johnnies.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

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Mic. Wednesday 9pm - Titanic (Kevin

Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and Peter K

Malthus).

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Rd: Thursday 4pm - Meat raffles; 6pm - Free

pool & sounds. Friday 3pm - Meat raffles.

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Misconduct Band.

THE LITTLE FIDDLE, 132 Oxford Tce:

Thursday 8.30pm - Bushfire & Co. Sunday

3pm - Irish Jam Session.

THE LOOK OF LOVE, The Piano, 156

Armagh St: Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 Dec

- Join award-winning Ali Haper &

Christchurch musical icons Tom Rainey &

Harry Harrison as they weave their way

through Burt Bacarach's extensive collection of

hit songs. Bookings: at The Court Theatre

0800 333 100.

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd,

Addington: Friday 9.30pm - Decoy Duck.

Saturday 9.30pm - Awesome Source.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Karaoke with Lance

Kiwi.

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON, 19 London

St, Lyttelton: Thursday 8.30pm - Comedy

Night. Friday 8pm - Oscar LaDell & Hoot, $10

entry. Saturday 8pm - Princess Chelsea

Homecoming NZ Tour 2020, tickets at

undertheradar. Sunday 7pm - Good Habits

'Going for Broke' album release tour, tickets

$20 at eventfinda. Tuesday 7.30pm - Open

Mic. Wednesday 8pm - Al Park & Pals.

at Hornby Club

FRIDAY 7PM

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WITH

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less than

per week for

60 months

interest free*

$2279

was

$4559

less than

$10

per week for

60 months

interest free*

$2749

was

$5499

$12

less than

per week for

60 months

interest free*

Delivered in time

for the Xmas

rellie sleepover.

Chiropractic HDX Restore Queen Bed

$3649

was

$7299

$16

9059220

less than

per week for

60 months

interest free*

Sanctuary Avignon Queen Bed

$3849

was

$7699

9062305

$16

less than

per week for

60 months

interest free*

We’ve got thousands

of beds stocked at our

warehouse ready for

delivery now.

After a day at our

Black Friday Sale you’ll

want to put your feet up.

Ari 2.5 Seater Chaise

Lounge Suite - Charcoal

9062445

$999 $ was

1999

$9

less than

per week for

60 months

interest free*

Limited Stock

If running around shopping during the

day doesn’t sound like your cup of tea -

we’re open till 8pm on Black Friday.

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

of 18 months interest free. Exclusions, fees, terms, conditions, and credit criteria apply. Available in-store only. Equal instalment amounts include one-off booking fee of $45.00, annual fees of $45.00 p.a. and security registration fee of $8.05, and exclude insurance. Current interest rate of 23.95% applies to any unpaid balance after expiry of (any) interest free period. See in-store or visit smithscity.

co.nz/interest-free for details.*1 Discount is off our full retail price and not available in conjunction with any other offer. *2 Weekly equal instalments are based on a 52 week finance period commencing 7 days from the date charged. We recommend setting up an Automatic Payment authority to avoid missed payments and additional interest charges. Available in-store and online. Current interest rate

of 23.95% applies. There are no set-up, annual, or account maintenance fees – a $19 notification fee may apply in circumstances of default. Terms, conditions, and credit criteria apply. See in-store or visit smithscity.co.nz/easycard for more details or to apply for your EasyCard. *3 Visit nespressopromotion.co.nz for full terms and conditions. *4 Interest free and no repayment terms applies to all

purchases charged to EasyCard accounts from 25 November – 1 December 2020. Available in-store and online. No minimum spend. Current interest rate of 23.95% applies to any unpaid balance after the expiry of the interest free period. Standard exclusions, terms, conditions, and credit criteria apply. See in-store or visit smithscity.co.nz/easycard for details. *5 VIP savings available on purchases

charged to EasyCard accounts in-store 25 November – 1 December only. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Conditions and exclusions apply, ask in-store for details.


Thursday November 26 2020 The Star 57

OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR.

1 WEEK ONLY – SALE ENDS NOVEMBER 29, 2020 • Exclusions apply.

VENUS

Outdoor Lounge

CAPRI

Outdoor Lounge

ON SALE!

ON SALE!

entertain or lounge...

the best of both worlds!

Egg Chair

NOW $

599

3 Seater/Sunlounger

NOW $

1599

Modular

2 Seater – 1 Arm

NOW $

850

Modular

1 Seater – No Arm

NOW $

475

Modular

Corner Table

NOW $

275

Coffee Table

NOW $

459

Low Dining Table

NOW $

749

Daybed

NOW $

1499


58 The Star Thursday November 26 2020

ALL OUTDOOR ON SALE | ALL DINING ON SALE | ALL LOUNGE ON SALE

Marbella 3 Piece

Outdoor Lounge Set

WAS $

2499

NOW

$

1899

Cascade 5 Piece Outdoor

Dining Set

WAS $

2489

NOW

$

2049

SAVE

$

600!

Marbella Outdoor

Modular Corner Chaise

WAS $

2299

NOW

$

1699

SUPER DEAL!

RESIN

Outdoor Dining

Chairs

ON SALE!

Maddox

NOW

$

95

Blossom

NOW

$

95

Lavender

Barstool

NOW

$

150

Ellis

NOW

$

85

Lavender

NOW

$

125

Montaro Outdoor Lounge/Low

Dining Set

WAS $

2999

NOW

$

2599

Miami 7 Piece Outdoor

Dining Set

WAS $

2249

Cushions sold separately.

NOW

$

1399

SAVE

$

850!

SUPER DEAL!

Round Dining Table NOW $ 559

Dining Chair NOW $ 140

www.targetfurniture.co.nz


Thursday November 26 2020 The Star 59

ALL BEDROOM ON SALE | ALL MATTRESSES ON SALE | ALL RUGS ON SALE

Bahamas Sleepset Caribbean Sleepset Seychelles Sleepset Majorca Sleepset Grenada Sleepset

Single $ 379

Single $ 499

Single $ 579

Single $ 659

Single $ 659

King Single $ 429

King Single $ 559

King Single $ 609

King Single $ 709

King Single $ 709

Double $ 479

Double $ 609

Double $ 689

Double $ 779

Double $ 829

Queen $ 509

Queen $ 639

Queen $ 639

Queen $ 839

Queen $ 939

King $ 789

King $ 889

King $ 889

King $ 1089

All prices include mattress plus Kitset base.

Seychelles

Queen Mattress

NOW

$

399

Majorca

King Mattress

NOW

$

599

Unexpected extras?

No problem.

Bahamas

Trundler Bed Setting

WAS $

897

Chia Single Trundler

Bunk Bed

WAS $

1299

NOW

$

797

NOW

$

999

Regan Sofabed

WAS $

999

NOW

$

799

SUPER DEAL!

SUPER DEAL!

ON SALE!

Buy NZ MAde!

Check in store for details.

IN STORE AND ONLINE


60 The Star Thursday November 26 2020

Don’t miss these BLACKOUT DEALS!

+ even more in store & online.

1 week only!

Sydney 2.5 Seater

WAS $

799

NOW

$

599

Dallas Queen Bed

WAS $

399

NOW

$

299

SUPER DEAL!

SUPER DEAL!

TIBET

Bedroom Range

ON SALE!

Tallboy

NOW

$

699

SUPER DEAL!

Mirror included.

Dresser

NOW

$

699

Rivo 2 Seater

Electric Recliner

WAS $

2399

Rivo 3 Seater

Electric Recliner

WAS $

2699

NOW

$

1799

24

MONTHS

INTEREST FREE

Bedside

NOW

$

250

with

Terms & conditions apply. See staff for more

information. Offer ends November 30th, 2020.

Queen

Bed

NOW

$

699

NOW

$

1999

Accessories are not included in the price of furniture unless otherwise stated.

Colours in store may vary to those pictured. Stock may vary from store to store.

Target apologises in advance if any item is sold out during the promotion. All

Prices include GST. Target reserves the right to amend any misprints or errors

within this advertisement. Mailer offers expire Sunday 29th November 2020. Sale

excludes Manchester and accessories.

Shop

Online

Nationwide

Delivery

Finance

Options

Come & check out

our new STORE!

targetfurniture.co.nz

more super deals online & in store!

250 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch

Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

Offers and product prices advertised here expire 29/11/20.

Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories.

SUPER DEAL!

*Finance terms and conditions apply. Check online at; https://www.targetfurniture.

co.nz/finance or ask in store for more information.

BLACKOUT STOREWIDE SALE ENDS 29.11.20.


Thursday November 26 2020 The Star 61


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Thursday November 26 2020 The Star 63

THE STAMP, COIN

& GOLD EXCHANGE

134a Riccarton Road. Next to Riccarton Mall

THE BEST PLACE TO SELL YOUR STAMPS, COINS,

BANKNOTES and SCRAP GOLD in Christchurch.

The Stamp and Coin Exchange on Riccarton Road, next to Westfields

Mall, has been looking after Cantabrian Collectors for many years.

The Owner, Matt Power is a born and bred Cantabrian and has over

40 years of experience.

Owner, Matt Power

My whole focus is to look after the client and make sure they get the

best result for their Stamps, Coins, Banknotes and Gold. It has been

my passion since I was six years old. I was milking cows to pay for my

regular trips to the Stamp and Coin events in Christchurch, on the bus

from Rangiora, even at that early age. With me, you will get genuine

and honest advice on the value of your collections and holdings.

Gold and Silver are at ALL TIME highs and the Stamp and Coin market

is actually stronger now than ever, in no small part due to Covid 19,

as people stay home and re discover their hobbies. So, now is a great

time to sell!

I am a Licensed Second Hand Dealer and have hundreds

of happy customers and suppliers. References on request.

GET IN TOUCH FOR A FREE APPRAISAL!

It’s easy, simple and could well be a God send for Xmas!

If you have a large collection, or unable to

travel. No worries! I can come to you.

The greatest thing about collecting, is

the people and the fun. At some stage it

is time to move on and sell. Especially if

the family has no interest in those things.

There are still lots of passionate collectors

out there who will love the work you have

put in. So, why not get in touch and pass

those items to people who really care?”

It is SIMPLE. Just give me a call, Matt

Power, 0800 39 24 26 (0800 Exchange),

email Matt@thestampexchange.co.nz

or just pop on in to the shop.

134a Riccarton Road, directly opposite

Riccarton Mall, two doors down from the

House of Travel. Parking at the rear off

Kauri Street.

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

and Sat 10am-5pm

BUYING

OLD AND NEW STAMPS

COINS, BANKNOTES

and MEDALS

Postcards, Militaria

and Collectables

Gold, Silver, Platinum

and Watches.

134A Riccarton Road,

Opposite Westfield.

Licensed 2nd Hand Dealers

Call 0800 39 24 26

FREE

APPRAISALS!

We can come to you if you are unable to travel

or have a large collection or item. The best prices

paid for your old collectables and metals.

CASH FOR

STAMPS,

COINS AND

GOLD!!

Call the Stamp and Coin Exchange

on 0800 39 24 26


64 The Star Thursday November 26 2020

black

friday

Christchurch

Baby On The Move is a 100%

New Zealand owned and

operated franchise company

with stores nationwide that

specialises in the rental

and sales of baby products

and child car seat safety.

15 % off

ONE DAY ONLY

27 November

T&C’s apply.

CHRISTCHURCH NORTH 03 960 9752

Unit 3 & 4, 515 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Christchurch 8053.

Email north.christchurch@babyonthemove.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH CENTRAL 03 421 3243

87a Gasson Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023.

Email central.christchurch@babyonthemove.co.nz

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