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Tripping the light fantastic – at 85

SPIRIT: Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village resident Audrey Burton’s love of ballet hasn’t dimmed in the last 80 years

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TWO MERIVALE residents say

their street is dangerous because

it has become a drop-off zone for

schools in the area

Claire Baker and Michael Win

presented their concerns to the

Papanui-Innes Community Board

regarding traffic and parking

issues on Andover St.

They say low visibility and

finding a park on the street due to

double-parked vehicles, cars over

driveways, driver behaviour and

traffic congestion is a problem.

They say the problem is caused

by parents stopping to drop

off children and students from

schools in the area, such as Rangi

Ruru Girls’ School on Hewitts Rd,

and Selwyn House School and St

Margaret’ College on Winchester

St, using it for parking.

“Outside our house is pandemonium.

For me to reverse out of

my driveway to go to work, I have

to inch out of my driveway with

cars book-ending either side of

my kerb,” said Baker who lives on

Andover St.

The community board

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Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Thursday, 2-3.30pm, at Fendalton,

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Thursday December 3 2020 3

‘I started dancing when I was four’

• From page 1

Burton still remembered the

first time she saw the Royal New

Zealand Ballet perform and

has closely followed the artistic

directors over the years.

“I started dancing when I was

four and haven’t really stopped

since then,” she said.

“It’s [ballet] just been a part

of my life. The biggest change

in the company over the years

has been the technique of the

dancers. The difficulty just keeps

going up and it’s a much larger

company now.”

Burton and her daughter,

Wendy, had the opportunity to

watch RNZB’s Christmas performance

of The Sleeping Beauty

this year at the Isaac Theatre

Royal.

Not only did the pair attend

the opening performance, but

they were also invited as

special guests of the RNZB for a

backstage tour as Burton is planning

a ballet performance at the

village early next year.

She will also be designing all

of the costumes herself next year

at the village showcase.

Touring wardrobe master

Alison Roigard showed Burton

and her the intricacies of

preparing for a show, how the

costumes were sorted and how

it works behind the scenes at the

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They exchanged stories of their

dancing and performances and

Graham shared back-stage titbits

and tales, and even gave her a

signed pair of pointe shoes.

Although Audrey has never

PERFORM:

Audrey

Burton with

ballet dancer

Madeleine

Graham, of

the Royal

New Zealand

Ballet.

danced in The Sleeping Beauty

she did perform once in The

Nutcracker.

“I so much wanted to be the

Sugar Plum Fairy but I’m short,

so I ended up dancing Clara,”

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Increased traffic

contributes

to concerns

•From page 1

“If I hit anyone or anything it

would be my fault because I am

reversing. I have to be in the middle

of the road to see if anything

is coming.”

The issues generally rose during

the hours between 8am and 4pm.

Restrictions on Andover St only

allowed parking for two hours at

a time.

Baker would often have to park

on the street rather than her

driveway to make it easier to leave

home.

But this often resulted in parking

tickets, particularly when she

had no other place to put her car.

“I have got dozens of parking

tickets outside my house because

of the two-hour parking restriction.

The other side of the road

where there is no restriction is full

by 7.30am to 5.30pm with school

girl cars,” she said.

Win has lived on Andover St for

more than 28 years and said during

this time, traffic has increased

dramatically, which has contributed

to his concerns.

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Controversial social housing complex opens next week

• By Bea Gooding

A NEW controversial social

housing development on Guild

St officially opens next week after

months of concerns raised by

nearby residents.

The developments caused a stir

in Richmond due to concerns the

project did not comply with the

city council’s special character

area and earthworks rules.

However, earlier this year, the

Christchurch Methodist Mission

and its developers told Pegasus

Post that requirements for both

were met.

Owned by CMM, the housing

will provide 15 families on the

Ministry of Social Development’s

housing register the security of a

long-term lease and an affordable

home.

Mike Williams has lived on

Guild St for 22 years and has had

a front-row seat watching the

developments unfold from across

the street.

He was feeling optimistic

about the future in spite of earlier

concerns that the temporary

housing would increase traffic

congestion, removed significant

trees, and did not physically fit in

with the rest of the houses in the

area.

The site is located in a character

area, which meant residents

spent thousands making sure the

exterior of their homes complied

with the rules that came with the

classification.

Said Williams: “I see a need

for it. Life hasn’t gotten easier for

those people so they will at least

have some dignity with a roof

over their head.

“In some ways, it could’ve been

handled better – we were just

told what was happening without

having a say. But we have to be

realistic too, that land’s not going

to stay vacant forever.

“There’s no point in getting

upset over something you can’t

change. It all comes down to

management now.”

Christchurch East MP Poto

Williams will open the complex

next Friday in time for tenants to

move in before Christmas.

It sits on the former Churchill

Courts site, on land leased by

Anglican Care.

The houses were used as

temporary accommodation

at Linwood Park before being

moved to the site in August.

CMM executive director Jill

Hawkey said the development

provides a unique opportunity

for families to settle and feel

secure, perhaps for the first time

in their lives.

“We’re really pleased to have

COMPLETION: Controversial social housing on

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arrived at this point and look

forward to welcoming families

into their new homes in the

coming days,” she said.

An additional building will

serve as a dedicated community

house, from which a community

worker will be permanently

based.

Demand for social housing

in the city has increased from

482 applicant households in

June 2015 to 1,232 in June 2020,

according to Government figures.

This 156 per cent increase in

homelessness over the last five

years indicates the scale of the

problem and the urgent need

for warm, affordable and secure

housing for the city.

Consent for the development

was granted in March by the city

council, which heard the views of

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identified it as ideal for the

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the children of residents and offstreet

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A large area in the north-east

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New Hagley changing rooms a step closer

A PLAN TO construct new

changing rooms in North Hagley

Park is a step closer.

The Waikura/Linwood-

Central-Heathcote Community

Board has recommended the city

council start public consultation

on the new building and a

lease variation so it can sit in

an area overseen by the North

Hagley Community, Sports and

Recreation Trust Board.

The charitable trust includes

three clubs that use the park - the

High School Old Boys’ Rugby

Football Club (HSOB), the

Christchurch Pétanque Club and

the United Croquet Club.

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available to other groups using

the playing fields or the club site.

The trust will be responsible

for building and maintaining the

facility, with HSOB managing

the changing rooms.

Community board

chairwoman Alexandra Davids

(right) said the new changing

rooms are “well overdue” for the

busy park site.

‘OVERDUE’: The Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board has recommended

Christchurch City Council start public

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“Fresh facilities are important,

particularly during the bleak

winter months,” Davids said.

“By opening up the

proposed changing rooms to

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“The proposed amenities will

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site.”

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Thursday December 3 2020

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Bowling greens dedicated to life members

JOHN FERGUSON feels

humbled that his name is

now formally linked with the

Morrison Avenue Bowling Club

that has been an enduring part of

his life.

The 92-year-old Ngaio Marsh

Retirement Village resident now

has a bowling green named after

him in honour of his 46-year

commitment to the club.

Recently the two natural playing

surfaces, known as number

one and two green, were named

after two life members – including

John, and Alan Hughes.

While John was both “honoured”

and “humbled” to have

one of the greens named after

him, he was earlier against the

idea of individuals within the

club receiving such recognition.

He argued there were “plenty

of people” that had also contributed

to club, but that “maybe

their fine efforts had either been

forgotten or never seen by the

newer members of the club,” he

said.

John uses both the village

green and those at the Bishopdale

club, where he is still a

regular face at the clubrooms.

He said at his age it was sometimes

a “wee bit harder” to get

to the green, but once he starts

playing, “all the aches and pains

disappear.”

FOR LIFE: John Ferguson now has a bowling green named after him at the Morrison

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“It has helped me. It’s been

a great outlet for me, and the

beauty of it is I started off comparatively

young in my 40s and

I’ve been able to play to my 90s

and I’ve met many people in the

bowling fraternity,” he said.

The club was formed in 1959

and John eventually joined in

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1974 having moved to Christchurch

from Invercargill.

During the 1980s he hailed

as the club’s president for two

years and had a brief spell as a

greenkeeper, before becoming a

life member in 2000.

He remembers first being

drawn into the clubrooms in

search of friends, having bought

a home nearby in Bishopdale.

He received a written note

which said the committee had

approved his application, extending

him a “hearty welcome.”

“We lived in Bishopdale, and I

wanted to get to know people in

the area.

“So I went into this one at

Morrison’s Avenue one evening

and there were a couple of jokers

there playing and they said,

come and join up.

“I had a roll up (with my

bowls) there and then, with

them. That’s what introduced

me to it, and I’ve been there ever

since.”

John said his wife, Wilma, who

died in 2009, was also a “very

good bowler,” joining the club

shortly after he did.

“She even played for Canterbury

… she actually played

better bowls than me.”

John was originally a carpenter’s

apprentice in Southland,

which began in 1944.

He then became a building

overseer at the Ministry of

Works from 1960. It was during

this time that he met his future

wife, Wilma, in Gore, and eventually

married in 1954.

The couple had a daughter and

two sons who continue to live in

the South Island.

John said while he did not play

in club championships these

days, he was a competitive player

in his earlier years.

These days he normally plays

in triples and fours, still driving

to matches with his bowls in the

car boot.

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New chapel at St Bede’s impresses critics

ST BEDE’S College’s new chapel

and performing arts centre have

been recognised as the country’s

supreme commercial project of

the year.

The New Zealand Commercial

Project Awards, owned and run

by Registered Master Builders,

sets the benchmark for commercial

construction nationwide,

recognising the teamwork

required in bringing projects to

life.

Naylor Love Canterbury and

their project partners were

tasked with the challenge of

constructing a new Chapel of St

Bede and strengthening and extending

the existing performing

arts centre.

Judges were impressed with

the excellent design solution and

superb construction finish.

“This is two distinctly interlocking

building projects – burying

underground to strengthen

the foundations of the Performing

Arts building, and a new

Chapel for the school. The works

were challenged by the need to

safely work around the school

programme,” the judges commented.

The new chapel replaced a

temporary facility which had

been used since the February 22,

2011, earthquake.

MODERN: The new Chapel of St Bede, at St Bede’s College, along with the freshlyrenovated

performing arts centre, was recognised as the Supreme New Zealand

Commercial Project of the Year. ​

“The octagonal chapel successfully

completes a line of existing

brick school buildings that face

the street. It stands clear and

presents all the complexities expected

in the construction, with

the details finely resolved,” the

judges commented.

“The space is engaging for the

students and the octagonal space

creates a break from the traditional

school chapel.”

The performing arts centre

was returned to its original functionality

with an extension that

included a kitchen, servery, large

foyer, and outdoor deck area.

Registered Master Builders

chief executive David Kelly said

the awards celebrated and recognised

the contribution of the

whole project team, rather than

the building itself.

“This includes everyone

from the building owners,

architects, designers, engineers,

quantity surveyors through to

the contractors themselves,” he

said.

The high calibre of entries

reflected “the scale and diversity

of commercial construction

being done across New Zealand.”

“What makes these two projects

so special is the high level of

teamwork from the project team.

Celebrating collaboration and

innovation across the sector is a

key part of these awards,” said

Kelly.

“We recognise that the best

projects are those where the full

project team work together. This

is also the key to resolving the

challenges that face the sector

today.

“Both of these projects

exemplify how we can build

back better, while successfully

maintaining the historic features

of a build.”

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projects, visit www.commercialprojectawards.

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BENEFIT: A new Maori youth whare will soon be established at Te Ora Hou

Ōtautahi, in Papanui.

Funding approved for

Maori youth whare

PAPANUI WILL soon

have a new whare

dedicated for Māori youth,

thanks to crucial funding

recently approved by the

city council.

Te Ora Hou Ōtautahi, an

organisation that focuses

on youth well-being, has

received $150,000 to support

the construction of

a contemporary whare or

meeting place at Windermere

Rd.

“By helping the most

vulnerable in our society,

we can make the city a better

place for everyone,” said

councillor Sara Templeton,

chairwoman of the sustainability

and community

resilience committee.

“The aim of the new

whare will be to help

reconnect young people

and whānau to their

tūrangawaewae (a place to

stand) where they can be

empowered.”

The city council is partnering

with community

groups and social agencies

to support projects that

benefit the community and

to help them achieve their

goals.

“By partnering with

groups and social agencies

who are working in

our communities, we can

support them to achieve

their goals and also realise

our own goal of creating

strong, connected communities,”

councillor and

chairwoman of the sustainability

and community

resilience committee Sara

Templeton said.

The city council is also

supporting the redevelopment

of the City Mission

site as part of their collaboration

with groups.

The two projects have

been given funding

through the city council’s

capital endowment fund as

they will benefit local communities,

both now and in

the future.

“The $155,000 grant to

the City Mission will go

towards the timely redevelopment

of its busy central

Hereford St site – home to

the foodbank, transitional

housing and the learning

hub,” Cr Templeton said.

“With a purpose-built

site, the City Mission aims

to guide people from the

food bank and emergency

accommodation towards

their own housing, jobs

and self-sufficiency,

establishing a sustainable

change in community

welfare.”

The committee has also

agreed to give a $70,000

grant to the Upper Riccarton

Sport Hub – a

joint project involving the

Riccarton Cricket Club,

Riccarton Tennis Club and

the FC2011 Football Club.

It will go towards upgrading

sports facilities at

Upper Riccarton Domain.

The first stage is the

relocation of a building for

clubrooms and changing

facilities to meet the needs

of all three codes.

A $40,000 grant to

Conductive Education

Canterbury has also been

approved. It will help fund

a new home where young

people with disabilities can

learn to live more independently

before moving into

the community.

Grants from the capital

endowment fund – set up

by the city council in 2001

– was established using a

share of the proceeds from

the sale of Orion’s investment

in a gas company.

Today, interest from the

capital fund goes towards

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Game to test your bin waste knowledge

PEOPLE ARE being invited to

play an interactive online game

that will test their knowledge

of what items belong in the red,

yellow and green wheelie bins.

The game, which people can

play on their smartphones and

online has been developed by city

council staff and is the latest tool

in the ongoing campaign to help

people bin good.

The game requires players to

drag selected items into either the

red, green or yellow bin.If they

put the item in the right bin, they

earn points. If they put the item in

the wrong bin, the bin shakes and

they get an X on the scoreboard.

The correct bin will light up.

The items used in the game

were selected because they are

ones that people often get confused

about and put in the wrong

bin.

Said council resource recovery

manager Ross Trotter. “The

success of our kerbside rubbish

and recycling service depends on

people putting the right stuff in

the right bin. This new game is

a fun, interactive way of teaching

people about what bin they

should use for different items.

“The contents of the green

wheelie bin get processed and

turned into compost. That cannot

happen if there is too much nonorganic

material in the bin. Likewise,

the contents of the yellow

wheelie bin cannot be recycled if

non-recyclable items are included.

“Our goal is to minimise the

amount of waste going to landfill

so that’s why we need people to

put the right stuff in the right bin.

“If you are confused about what

goes in each of the bins, give the

game a try. I also recommend that

you use our updated wheelie bin

app. It has a great search function

which you can use if you

are uncertain about which bin a

particular items belongs in. All

you have to do is enter the name

of the item you want to dispose

of and it will tell you which bin to

put it in.’’

•Play the game at ccc.govt.

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Start a new

Christmas tradition

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

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

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

1. Create a Christmas playlist with some of

your favourite carols and songs – play it

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

Or plan a pre-Christmas sing-along

evening – don’t forget to supply the song

sheet so everyone can join in too.

2. Get into the spirit of Christmas by getting

together with family or friends to help

decorate each other’s houses – turn up

the music, drink the wine and go all out

to deck the halls.

3. Make and send homemade Christmas

cards – there’s nothing more exciting

than getting mail, right? Or how about

writing some generic ones and dropping

them into your nearest retirement

home to brighten up an elderly person’s

Christmas.

4. Buy your family Christmas tee-shirts or

Santa hats to wear on the day and don’t

forget to take a family selfie.

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

it with a bow, and deliver to the nearest

community gift tree – check with your

local library and label with age and

gender.

6. Have a yearly family, friends or neighbour

outdoor games night with drinks and

nibbles leading up to the big day – think

Pétanque, hoopla, mini golf, giant chess,

or croquet.

7. Take a leaf out of Iceland’s traditional

‘Jolabokaflod’ or Christmas Book Flood,

and give a book as a gift on Christmas

Eve each year – don’t forget to write

inside the cover who it’s from and the

date.

8. Make a list of must see Christmas movies

to watch a week before Christmas day

and tick off the ones you’ve watched.

Don’t forget the popcorn and hot

chocolate or nibbles and wine.

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Christmas tree will be covered with

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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

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Make a Wish Christmas Pudding

You will need:

• 1 ½ tbsp butter

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• 1 ½ cups flour

• 1 ½ cups mixed fruit or sultanas

• ¾ cup sugar

Method:

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Santa’s Brekkie Pancakes

with fresh berries

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

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

You will need:

• 4-5 bananas (soft enough to mash)

• 4 eggs

• ½ cup rice flour

• 2 tbsp whole linseed

• ½ tsp salt

• grated lemon rind

• juice from 1 lemon

• splash of vanilla

• butter to cook the pancakes

Method:

1. Peel and mash the bananas in a bowl.

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

and lemon ingredients.

3. Add flour and mix to a smooth batter.

4. Cook pancakes in frypan on one side

until they bubble on the surface or hold

together enough to be flipped over.

5. If the mixture is thick, flatten the

pancakes out once they’ve been turned

over. Each pancake should be around

1cm thick.

Kid’s version:

Decorate each pancake with red berries

for Santa’s hat, Greek yoghurt or

whipped cream for Santa’s beard and

chocolate buttons or grape halves for

Santa’s eyes.

Adult’s version:

Serve with a mix of fresh strawberries,

blueberries, raspberries, and

boysenberries. Top off with Greek

yoghurt.

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Shops bursting with

festive gift ideas

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

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

Finding those special gifts and stocking fillers as

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

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

are bursting with festive merchandise.

Every woman likes to receive body pampering

gifts, and there is a huge selection of these priced

to suit all budgets at the many pharmacies and gift

shops around the city. Perfume is another favourite

and again there is a wide selection to choose from,

ranging from exciting new releases to the well-known

fragrances that have stood the test of time. Lingerie,

jewellery, fashion accessories, homewares and decor

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tools, personal grooming items and gadgets to put a

smile on their face on Christmas morning.

Speaking of smiles, nothing gives families more joy

than seeing the excitement of the children opening

their presents. Whether they are delivered by Santa

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

toys, games, dolls and building blocks, the candy

canes, toy trucks and pretty dresses currently filling

the shops will bring squeals of sheer happiness from

the smallest family members.

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offered by a wide range of retailers are the perfect way

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We’ve got packages to suit every

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give the gift of fun and relaxation at

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Spa this Christmas.

• Pools & slide entry for

2 adults and up to 3 children

• Two standard 12 inch pizzas

from our pizza oven from

our onsite Tea Kiosk Café

and Grill

Normally $129

2 adults and

up to 3 children

under 15 years

$

99

• Two night’s accommodation

• Two days single Hanmer

Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

entry (incl. slides)

• ½ hour Village Cruiser bike rental

• One round of Mini Golf

at Alpine Crazy Putt

$

349

2 adults and

up to 3 children

under 15 years

• One night accommodation in

a Hanmer Springs motel/hotel

• One day Hanmer Springs

Thermal Pools & Spa entry

• ½ hour private thermal pool

• ½ hour sauna or steam room

• ½ hour Unwind Revival Massage

at The Spa at Hanmer Springs

$

429

For two

people

0800 4 HANMER

hanmersprings.co.nz

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New Enrolment Scheme:

Public Notices

Bishopdale School

To avoid overcrowding, or likelihood of overcrowding, the Board of

Bishopdale School has been directed by Ministry of Education under

section 11(H) (1) of the Education Act 1989, to implement an enrolment

scheme.

Under this scheme, we are proposing that students will be enrolled if

they live within the Home Zone described below.

All students who live within the home zone described below shall be

eligible to enrol at the school.

Starting from the intersection of Sawyers Arms Road and Veitches Road.

• North East along Veitches Road to Northfield Road

Including both sides of Veitches Road from Northfield Road to

Brockham Street. Including the southern side only of Veitches Road

from Brockham Street to Grampian Street

• South along Northfield Road to Northcote Road

Including Omega Place

• East along Northcote Road to Cavendish Road

• East along the southern side only of Northcote Road to the railway line

• South along the western side only of the railway line to Harewood

Road

• North West along the northern side only of Harewood Road to

Highsted Road

• North East along the eastern side only of Highsted Road to Sawyers

Arms Road

• South East along the Southern side only of Sawyers Arms Road to

Veitches Road

Addresses on both sides of boundary roads are considered in-zone

unless specified otherwise.

Each year, applications for enrolment in the following year from in-zone

students will be sought by a date that will be published in a daily or

community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school. This

will enable the board to assess the number of places that can be made

available to students who live outside the home zone.

The enrolment of out-of-zone students is governed by the provisions of

the Education Act 1989.

The proposed enrolment scheme, which a precise description of the

home zone, may be viewed on the school website www.bishopdale.

school.nz , copies of the scheme are also available upon request from the

school office.

If you have any feedback on our proposed zone, please contact us via

email to office@bishopdale.school.nz by 14th December 2020.

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