Nor'West News: December 10, 2020

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First baby

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birthing

facility

JASAARATT SINGH will go

down in history as the first baby

to be born in the new St George’s

Hospital Maternity Centre.

Weighing 3.8kg, he arrived at

7pm on December 1.

Said happy mum KamalJeet

Kaur: “The new hospital is

fantastic and I was able to use

the birthing pool for a water

birth.

“As a first-time mum, it’s been

reassuring to have midwives by

our side to help settle our son. I

have been very exhausted after

giving birth and feeding him

every few hours, but I have been

getting plenty of help.

“The staff have been amazing

and I have felt very taken care of.”

The new maternity centre

features three purpose-built

birthing rooms (two with birthing

pools) and is significantly larger

than the maternity ward it

replaces. It is located in the new

Cressy Wing, which is the final

building to be completed as part

of the St George’s eight-year

redevelopment.

The community birthing unit

was blessed by the hospital’s

kaumātua and chaplain on

Monday November 30 prior to

opening that afternoon.

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RANGI RURU Girls’ School

students will bring smiles to

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Presents were purchased by

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Community relations adviser

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Rangi’s response produced

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“We have a number of

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A MARKET NO

ONE PREDICTED

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With an expansive lawn area and the

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Here we are in

December and I’m

counting down the weeks

to the end of the year. I’m

more excited than usual about

the prospect, but although I’m eternally

weary, I’m also eternally grateful.

Very soon this year will be behind us, but it

looks like the market that’s been generated

as a consequence will continue. Here are

some of the reasons for this, as described by

Tony Alexander, well-known New Zealand

economist, at a presentation he recently gave

to our company.

As I’m neither an economist nor an analyst I’d

like to jot down his facts, and some of the stats,

and leave you to make up your own mind as to

what the future could look like.

Firstly, no one could

have predicted the times

we currently find ourselves in.

1) It was initially thought that post-COVID-19,

prices would fall by at least 7%. In fact, they fell

by a mere 3% and have since risen in excess of

10%. That’s the first big anomaly and it caught

me and others, including many economists

and experts, by surprise.

2) Whilst $17 billion usually filters into our

domestic economy each year courtesy of

tourism – and that’s not a happening thing

this year – the $10 billion that Kiwis usually

spend overseas is being spent inside our own

borders instead. It’s going towards property

and more property, investment property and

land. It’s also behind the increased purchase

of (wait for it) spa pools, Harley Davidsons,

electronic equipment,

bigger TVs, swimming pools, jewellery and

art. In addition to $10 billion needing to find

a home, coupled with extraordinarily low

interest rates, first-home buyers are also

looking to buy property, given the next five

years have a level of uncertainty to them.

Here’s another Alexander fact: first-home

buyers were very quick to act post-COVID-19.

Usually comprising 20% of the market, that

figure is now 24%. It seems many had saved

more whilst in lockdown, reducing their usual

entertainment and hospitality spending. Not

buying a cappuccino a day – or maybe two –

does add up when you look at a period of six

weeks. Deposits start with this kind of action ...

and they did.

With the likelihood of no or nominal interest

rate rises and the belief that our LVR restrictions

provide a safety net for banks and consumers,

I’m hoping our local Canterbury economy will

grow. Our affordability as a region makes us a

standout across NZ and construction in many

parts of the city is surging.

I’m not an economist, I know, but at this point

I’m an old hand who is holding on tight to a

market that looks like it could teach us all

something new!

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FENDALTON-WAIMAIRI-HAREWOOD COMMUNITY BOARD SERVICE AWARDS RECIPIENTS

People in the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

area have been acknowledged for their service

to the community. Today Nor’West News profiles

who they are

Angela Brown

Angela has been the children’s

co-ordinator at St Barnabas

Fendalton for more than 15

years. Every day she volunteers

time for the church community.

One of the community activities

she is involved in is Messy

Church which helps families

from the community connect

with church, learn Christian

values and gives children a

supportive community space for

the development of values.

Angela provides community

support by helping community

families with encouragement,

care and practical help.

Andrea Fisk

Andrea provided exemplary

service as a Citizen’s Advice

Bureau volunteer, offering

information and support to our

public clients since 2014. She has

also been involved in branch

management as a branch committee

member since 2015, and

the north branch committee

chairwoman since July 2017.

The latter role has been a very

active one, requiring Andrea to

support Mollie Howarth, CAB

manager, with tasks such as

interviewing new trainees.

Andrea has been an important

member of the ongoing learning

and development team since

2016 and of the branch publicity

team since 2015. She has also

supported other volunteers with

her pastoral care and ensured

that the social and house-keeping

duties are well managed.

Her work as part of the publicity

team has involved serving

at stands during local festivals

each year, including those at

Bishopdale and Hagley College,

as well as the Aging Expo and

Culture Galore. She has also

been involved with presenting

talks about CAB to community

groups.

Andrea’s manner is always

helpful and professional, which

allows her to provide excellent

advice to clients in a friendly

way.

One of Andrea’s real contributions

is in her care and support

of other volunteers at the branch.

With her leadership, the team

has become interactive and supportive,

which has made for a

more friendly workplace and has

improved overall productivity.

Vijayakumar Nainamalai

Vijay has been instrumental in

promoting Tamil language and

creating a bond between

all the Tamil families across

the wider Canterbury region by

conducting cultural events.

In addition to conducting Tamil

language classes for children

every Saturday, he assisted in

organising the repatriation of

two Indian nationals who died

late last year.

Vijay even put himself as a

debtor on the funeral home’s

contract in spite of the fact that

he did not personally know the

deceased.

Vijay communicated with the

Indian High Commissioner’s

office and set up a givealittle

page for the repatriation costs.

While one of the families was

in New Zealand, Vijay visited

them every night, providing

them with food and comfort.

Vijay’s support during this difficult

time helped to relieve some

of the grief and anxiety of the

deceased’s family members.

Vijay started the Canterbury

Indian Tamil Association in

April last year to provide wider

social support services to the

community.

Through the association, he organised

$50 Countdown vouchers

for students and families affected

by Covid-19. So far he has provided

vouchers for 40 families.

Neil Lancaster

Neil has been an important

member of the Citizens Advice

Bureau ongoing learning and

development team since 2013

and is an accredited trainer. He

became a member of

the CABCHA board in 2014,

which oversees the three

Christchurch branches, and

served as chairman from 2014

until 2018.

In August last year he was

appointed as a south region

CONTRIBUTION:

Fendalton-

Waimairi-

Harewood

Community

Board service

awards recipients

Murray Bartlett

(left), Binod

Parajuli,

Angela Brown,

Vijayakumar

Nainamalai,

Andrea Fisk, and

Neil Lancaster,

presented at

Mona Vale

Homestead.

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representative on the CABNZ

National Board. Neil’s work

supports the Citizens Advice

Bureau which provides a range

of services that support all areas

of the Christchurch community.

Every voluntary organisation

needs people who are willing to

do more than just their

share and Neil has been described

as one of those rare

individuals.

His involvement at

branch level, board level, and

most recently, at a national level

has made a real difference

to the efficiency and credibility

of the organisation.

Neil’s friendly, competent

manner has put clients at ease

and has helped them to discuss

their issues freely.

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SERVICE AWARDS

• From page 5

In addition to his regular

shift he has spoken to

international students on the

work of CAB in the city.

He has also mentored new

trainees and was instrumental

in the setting up of a satellite

service at The Loft and has

also been a strong advocate for

funding for the organisation on

several occasions.

Binod Parajuli

Binod has been actively

involved in many activities

for Nepal New Zealand

Friendship Society of

Canterbury.

One of his most notable

contributions has been

providing outstanding

volunteer service for the

Namaste Nepal radio

programme.

Namaste Nepal is a weekly

show where Binod broadcasts

twice a week on Plains

FM in Nepali language, a

mix of Nepali songs, news,

information, and local events

for Nepali people living,

studying and working in New

Zealand.

The programme which

has also been a bridge to

connect Nepali communities

nationwide by relating news,

sports and cultural events.

In addition to the radio

show, Binod’s invaluable

contributions to NNZFS

include working as a master

of ceremonies and facilitating

large community cultural

events, all of which he

does voluntarily.

Murray Bartlett

Murray first registered as a

volunteer with the ‘off the wall’

programme during January

2010, volunteering to take

ownership of his local Melville

St walkway/alleyway.

Over the last 10 years, Murray

has removed countless acts of

graffiti vandalism and removed

rubbish as required. Murray’s

ongoing maintenance of the

walkway has played a

significant role in the deterrence

and reduction of further

acts of graffiti vandalism and

this walkway/alleyway is now

frequently graffiti-free.

This reduces the cost of graffiti

vandalism to the ratepayer

and sends a very clear message

to those responsible that graffiti

will not be tolerated.

As an integral part of the

graffiti programme team, Murray

has regularly maintained

contact with the graffiti programme

and has attended the

required volunteer face to face

annual reviews.

Volunteers like Murray contribute

to the successful outcomes

of the graffiti programme

and support the teams goal of

“reducing the impact of graffiti

vandalism on residents and visitors

to Christchurch city.”

The graffiti team takes great

pleasure in nominating Murray

for this award.

Feedback from users went into design

• From page 1

Said Maternity centre charge

midwife Andrea Robinson: “We

are very proud of our new maternity

centre and staff are looking

forward to welcoming māma,

pēpi and whānau.”

St George’s incorporated feedback

from women, their partners,

lead maternity carers and staff in

designing the new centre.

Said patient care manager Rae

Green: “Women and LMCs asked

for two birthing pools.

“A lot of women will only

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is available. Having a second,

purpose-built pool means more

women have the option of using

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birth.

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Thursday December 10 2020 9

Take up the reading challenge at libraries

HUNDREDS OF young readers

are booking in some time for the

summertime reading challenge

over the holiday break, with more

than 600 entries already pouring

into Christchurch City Libraries.

Christchurch City Libraries

is hosting the challenge – with

heaps of prizes on offer – and

a special pop-up library for

younger readers at Riverside

Market this summer, along with

plenty of outdoor story sessions at

local pools and libraries.

The summertime reading

challenge is open to readers aged

up to 18, with an invitation to

share their summer reads in three

words.

Anyone looking for book

ideas can check out the library

recommendations.

City council head of libraries

and Information Carolyn

Robertson says it is important

to find the fun in learning and

literacy.

“The summertime reading

challenge, which runs until the

end of February next year, aims to

engage young readers,” Robertson

says.

“It is a bit like a mini blog

where we can share a few words

to sum up our reaction to a book.

“A book that entertains and

informs also motivates young

readers – from tots to teens – to

discover more books, boosting

confidence in reading and

encouraging a lifelong love of

books.

“This summer’s event may be

our biggest success yet, with the

challenge on track to attract a

record number of young readers,”

she said.

“For anyone unsure of where

to start with your first book,

have a look at the array of

recommendations from our

librarians.

“For our very young tamariki,

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Village green opens for community use

MORE THAN 100

representatives of the

community celebrated the

opening of the Bishopdale

Village Green last week.

Over the last year, community

groups, schools, businesses

and organisations have come

together to rejuvenate the area at

Bishopdale Village Mall, which

was in dire need of a facelift.

The project was made possible

by the collaborative effort of the

Bishopdale Community Trust,

the Bishopdale MeNZ Shed, the

Bishopdale Centre Association

and the city council.

They wanted to ensure the

community had a place to call

their own that they could be

proud of when spending time

with family and friends in the

area.

Bill Greenwood, of the Bishopdale

Beautification Project

team, said he was grateful for the

many individuals and businesses

whose “tremendous” generosity

contributed to making the project

a reality.

FUN: The giant chequerboard is a popular addition.

This included offering a helping

hand and donating materials

such as concrete and picnic

tables.

The Village Green was created

on the site of the old Bishopdale

Library and Community Centre.

The resulting patch of

neglected wasteland made the

mall look “desolate.”

Hardscaping, flowering

cherry trees, gardens, tables

and seating, and a life-size

chequerboard for giant chess

and draughts were installed to

transform the area.

Jake Clark, a local mural artist,

was also commissioned to create

the “Windows over Bishopdale”

mural, which won second place

in the Resene Mural Masterpiece

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category.

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Mother who inspired movement mourned

THE FOUNDER of the She

Is Not Your Rehab movement

Matt Brown’s mother died last

Thursday.

The Riccarton barber, who

owns My Fathers Barbers on

Clarence St, said his mum,

Aitofi Telesia Pouvi Taimalelagi,

inspired him to create the

movement to combat family

violence.

He said she has left this world

– but her mark will stay for a

long time to come.

“My dear mother was my first

protector, a survivor, a warrior

and a queen,” Brown said.

“She had a generous spirit and

a good sense of humour. Her

life was one of heartache and

struggle, yet she gave birth to

nine children and worked hard

to give us the very best she could

with what she had.”

Brown started the antiviolence

movement She Is Not

Your Rehab because of his

mother, who passed away last

Thursday, and the suffering he

had witnessed in his home.

He says the movement is

“founded on her story, her

sorrow, her survival and the way

I witnessed her for many, many

years become a rehabilitation

centre for the man she loved, all

because she wanted us kids to

have a family like she had grown

up with.”

Just last week, the family

described how she felt emotional

when Dwayne “The Rock”

Johnson singled her out

in a powerful message

to the family he posted

online.

The Hollywood actor

sent a message to the

family, after Brown’s son

Angelou tagged Johnson

in a video asking him to

join them in spreading

the anti-violence

message of She Is Not

Your Rehab with men

around the world.

In his response, Johnson

Dwayne

‘The Rock’

Johnson

singled out the work the boy’s

father does with the She is Not

Your Rehab group, as well as the

boy’s nana. “I admire

your father, greatly for

standing up and creating

@sheisnotyourrehab.

And to make sure his

mom – your nana – will

never be forgotten.

“Encouraging men

all over the world to

treat our women with

respect, love and most

importantly, violencefree,”

the actor said.

“You stay strong,

Angelou and keep listening to

Matt Brown

INSPIRATION:

Angelou with his

late grandmother

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Taimalelagi.

your nana and your dad. One

day you will become the leader

of your aiga and also a leader the

world will admire.”

In the original video that the

five-year-old posted for “The

Rock”, the boy explained how

his dad started the anti-violence

movement in honour of his

grandmother, who had suffered

domestic abuse.

“Men all around New Zealand,

the Pacific, and even the whole

wide world because his mum, my

nana, had a sad life when they

were growing up with lots of

fights at home.

“It was sad for my dad to watch

her get hurt a lot. And she had

to go away lots to many refuges,”

the boy said.

“My dad says it’s his mission to

help other men to heal so their

wives don’t have sad lives like

nana did.”

In the video, Angelou revealed

his nana was unwell with lung

cancer.

He said his father will use

the She Is Not Your Rehab

movement to help tell her story

and promised her message will

never be forgotten.

Brown and his movement’s

ultimate goal is for “Aotearoa to

become violence-free”.

“I promised her before she left

this world that I would tell her

story to the world,” Brown said

as he prepared for her funeral

and the family coming to terms

with a life without her in it.

“Her story will be a source

of redemption for many and a

way to reclaim the narrative of

domestic violence that is still a

hidden pandemic and a source

of shame here in Aotearoa and

around the world.”

A survivor of many of

life’s toughest battles, Aitofi

Taimalelagi died after a battle

with lung cancer.

She leaves behind children,

grandchildren and a legacy that

will last for generations to come.

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Joint partners will manage community centre

Current users

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THE ASCOT Community

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the city council.

The Coastal-Burwood

Community Board has approved

the lease following a request

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public facility on the corner of

Beach Rd and Ascot Ave.

A staff report to the board

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“manage, activate and promote”

the centre as a community

facility on behalf of the city

council for up to 20 years, with

an annual $1 rent for the first five

years.

Current centre users –

including the pétanque club –

will continue to use the space.

ECSR board member Simon

Hill said the centre is a “valuable

asset” for the local community.

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usage of current members,

support them to grow their

programmes, and expand the

reach of this centre into the

wider community,” he said.

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council’s long-term commitment

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ongoing recognition of local

expertise.

“Eastern Community Sport

and Recreation has stepped up to

manage the centre, underlining

the importance of getting the

community involved in using

this space,” he said.

“The group’s local connections

and ability to seek out other

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the decision.

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Dressed to Impress - Open Homes

Your home looks perfect to you but when

it comes to open inspections, potential

buyers may beg to differ. So, how best

can you impress these crucial people? By

asking for objective opinions. When you

live at a house all the time, it’s easy to

miss touch up areas as well as pet smells

and general clutter. So, well before your

first inspection, invite a second opinion

into your home. Preferably, someone

who has a completely different domestic

view to you, this friend should be as

honest and helpful as possible. Clean, fix

and declutter – inside and out. Your key

aim when preparing your property for

inspection is to create an inviting place

that people will fall in love with. You

already love it, it’s true, but do they see

the potential for them to love and live in

it too? If not, you’ll need to get cleaning,

renovating, decluttering and fixing ASAP.

If you are time poor or it’s not quite your

thing then bring in cleaners before the

first big inspection and aim to keep the

house in a similar condition throughout

its market period. This means it will

only need a fairly simple clean before

inspections, rather than a top-notch

makeover every time. Remember to

thoroughly buff and shine the inside of

ovens, cupboards and wardrobes and

clear away shoes and other possible trip

hazards from door entrances. Declutter

big time, especially if you love

pretty bits and pieces, as this

will make rooms appear larger

and more spacious. Don’t forget

crucial first impressions and

street appeal either. Wash down

the outside of your home and

start weeding and pruning –

again, calling in a professional if

needed.

Aim for a balance between clean,

fresh and attractive and plenty

of emotional and actual space

wherein buyers can imagine

how they too can live a great

life here. Light, air and scents.

Open all blinds, curtains and

windows to ensure sunshine

and fresh air floods through the

home. Deodorise naturally with

flowers, scented candles and

potpourri, or warm coffee and cake. But

don’t overdo this either or you’ll have

buyers wondering what smells you’re

trying to conceal. Along with appealing

scents and light comes the importance of

temperatures and sounds. Already overemotional

buyers will find particularly

warm or cold houses as unappealing as

dark ones – with the home showing up

badly as well. Therefore, turn on the air

conditioner or light that cosy fire to give

welcoming comfort and relief to those

inspecting your house. Finally, turn off

the television and dishwasher and put on

some quiet music, in a style and volume

that will add to the property’s ambience.

Content originally appeared on The Real

Estate Voice.

Property Management Update

Existing Rentals Owned Under Trusts, Changes you Need to Know

Vanessa Golightly,

Business Owner

and Licensee Agent

Ray White Papanui

027 664 9292

Vanessa Golightly

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 664 9292

Stuart Morris

Licensee Agent

& Auctioneer

027 422 6395

Claire Morris

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 662 4822

Katrina Green

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Did you know that if you have your rental

property owned under a company or

family trust, then you are not legally

allowed to give tenants notice that

you require vacant possession of the

property for the purpose of you or a

family member requiring the property to

live in? Chances are, you didn’t!

Now this won’t be a problem for a lot of

rental property owners as they never

intend to either move into the property

themselves, or have family move in.

However, there are a lot of New Zealand

landlords who intend to rent their

home out for a shorter period of time.

Historically, this could have been because

they intended to live overseas for a while

(not so common just now), but of course

there are many other reasons for wanting

to do this.

Currently the legislation states that the

owner of a property, or a family member,

can give 42 days notice to a tenant on a

periodic tenancy. From 11th February

2021, this notice period will increase to

63 days, however it will still be legal to

give this notice.

But, and it is a big but, if the property

is owned under a company, or a family

trust, then these entities are not

recognised as “humans” so they can’t

physically move into the home, therefore

this notice would not be permitted.

I am in no way qualified to go into the

pros and cons of property ownership

under companies or trusts, but I

definitely recommend that if you have

investment properties under this form

of ownership, and if there is even a slim

chance that you or family may at some

point need to move into it, that you speak

to your lawyer or accountant and look at

changing this, before you need to!

This is yet another of those anomalies

which are popping up under the

residential tenancies act, and with even

more legislation coming into effect next

year, it has reminded me of how much we

need to be aware of when owning rental

properties.

Having said that, our Landlord Academy

which has been running each Thursday

evening in November, is a fabulous

resource to help you understand the

changes that are coming into force and it

is not too late - we have recordings. If you

would like access to these, or any of the

many resources we have, please just ask,

I would love to help.

Katrina Green,

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Katrina Green

Operations

Manager Property

Management

027 606 0030

Tracy Thomson

Licensee Salesperson

027 440 3035

Ashleigh Pattullo

Licensee Salesperson

027 865 9672

Allie McConnell

Property Management

Assistant

Joy Coughlan

Mortgage Broker

027 223 3572

Tania Ikin

Licensee Salesperson

022 509 2755

Olivia Hendry

Executive Assistant

Estelle Schuurman

Property Manager

Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui

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