Western News: February 11, 2021

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2021

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Celebrating

Waitangi Day

with a hangi

New faces

at Halswell

School

Sunday 21

March 2021

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Proving age is no barrier

to keeping fit and mobile

• By Samantha Mythen

LIN CLARK, an 81-year-old

energetic gym-goer believes

age is no excuse for not making

your fitness and mobility a

priority.

Clark makes up a trio of

inspiring active women attending

the Female Federation gym who

all share their birthdays this

month.

Isabel Mundy and Ngaire

Onekawa are both set to turn

80-years-old this month, on

February 7 and 18 respectively.

Clark’s 82nd birthday is on February

15.

All three powerhouse ladies

regularly attend the gym, taking

part in Pilates and balance

classes, as well as working on

their own cardio and weights

routines.

They are choosing to stay

fit and healthy, defying the

stereotype that aging holds you

back from achieving an active

lifestyle.

Decked out with a Crusaders

tattoo and a Rugby World Cup

tattoo on each wrist, Onekawa is

a keen sportswoman.

She has always been active.

• Turn to page 5

STRENGTH: Ngaire Onekawa, Lin Clark and Isabel Mundy show off their strength. Onekawa can do multiple press-ups

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Thursday, Friday, Monday,

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Wednesday, 10.15-10.45am, at

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rhymes and play. Recommended for

children two-years-old and up.

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Wednesday, 11am-1pm

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Yellow bins not for e-waste disposal

SOME RESIDENTS are

mistakenly disposing electronic

devices in their yellow bins

instead of dropping them off

at the city council’s EcoDrop

Recycling Centres or e-waste

specialists.

City council resource recovery

manager Ross Trotter said, generally,

recycling has improved

across the city,

with the rinsing

of more

bottles and

containers and

the removal of

lids, which go

in the red bin.

Ross Trotter

However,

he said “we

are continuing to see electronic

waste and electronic appliances

in these yellow bins rather than

being left at our EcoDrop centres

or with e-waste specialists.”

“As you enjoy your new phone

and electronic appliances, it’s

important to get rid of the old

ones the right way but e-waste

and household electrical items

are not on the yellow bin list,”

said Trotter.

However, he said there are

plenty of other disposal options

in Christchurch.

Said Trotter: “Well-used

RECYCLE: Electronic devices are being mistakenly put in some Christchurch residents’ yellow bins.

mobiles or laptops – along with a

multitude of redundant gaming

devices – and TVs need not end

up in the rubbish.

“You can support a circular

– and clean – economy when it

comes to electronic waste and

any effort to reduce waste, reuse,

recycle or even reboot is invaluable.

“There are several ways to dispose

of unwanted items or even

give old electronics a new life.

“Many of the components

or materials used in electronic

devices can be recycled while

unwanted items can also be rehomed.

Being more aware of the

recycling options close to your

home and taking the time to

ensure responsible disposal can

contribute to an e-waste solution.

“Just remember to delete your

personal data from any electronic

device and remove SIM

cards from cellphones before

disposal.”

People can head to the local

EcoDrop Recycling Centre or

participating retail stores to dispose

of batteries, including those

used in laptops, cellphones and

power tools at no cost.

The EcoDrop Recycling

Centres accept a wide range of

household items in working and

non-working condition for reuse

and for free, with acceptance on

inspection.

Items include stereos, vacuum

cleaners, power tools and printer

toner cartridges. Most metal

items are also accepted – free of

charge – as scrap metal.

Old phones – whatever their

condition – can also be recycled

via Re: Mobile, with collection

spots scattered Christchurch.

Kilmarnock, in Wigram, also

takes e-waste for dismantling

and recycling.

The charity accepts computers,

computer-related equipment,

phones, printers, televisions and

more.

There is a fee, depending on

the items. By taking old electronics

to Kilmarnock, people can

help provide employment opportunities

for individuals with

disabilities.

Another Wigram-based

charity, the Molten Media

Community Trust, accepts a

range of electronic goods to

refurbish and sell or to dismantle

and dispose of unwanted

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Waitangi Day celebrated with hangi at rest home

BRYNDWR REST home Radius

Hawthorne treated

staff and residents to a

homemade hāngī to honour

Waitangi Day.

This annual tradition was

led by Bill Parker, a diversional

therapist who has worked at

Radius Hawthorne for more

than 20 years.

He built the hāngī inside a

beer keg, taking four hours

to cook. Ingredients included

kumara, potatoes, cabbage,

chicken, pork and lamb.

On the morning leading up

to the lunch, Māori residents

were in high spirits, singing

waiata and reminiscing about

celebrating with hāngī in their

earlier years.

A number of elderly Māori

and pakeha residents were

thrilled to be involved in

preparing and eating the

hāngī.

“The smell of the food took

me back and boy it tasted good,”

said kaumātua resident Jeff

Samson.

“Supporting people’s

cultural traditions when they’re

in a rest home environment

is part of truly caring for an

individual and giving them a

full, active life in later years,”

facility manager Jacqui Boylen

said.

Staff at Radius Hawthorne

have backgrounds from a range

of countries, including England,

India, South African, Australia,

Philippines, Nepal, Fiji, Egypt

and New Zealand.

The elderly residents

themselves often have strong

international connections to

countries in Europe, the United

Kingdom and elsewhere.

“Cultural celebrations lift

the spirits of residents,

encourage them to discuss new

topics, and it’s also a great way

to build social connections

between residents and staff,”

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‘It’s a relief to find you’re still strong’

• From page 1

The mother of three children,

seven grandchildren and 12

great-grandchildren, played

netball until she was 42. She

even competed against her own

daughters.

Clark has always found her

energy outdoors in nature; a keen

hiker, horse rider and gardener.

She owns a remote cabin in

Lewis Pass, and although is not

climbing the nearby mountain

heights, she still loves to wander

through the beech trees.

Mundy used to work in

her family’s fruit and tomato

business which kept her strong

and fit. When she finished up

working, she decided to head to

the gym. She’s been attending

three times a week for the past

four years.

Onekawa has kept up

consistent gym practice for more

than 12 years. She now attends

Female Federation five times a

week.

Onekawa can do multiple

push-ups, straight-backed

with her knees up. She also said

she can do side plank rotations

and dips, and has completed

200m within 15 minutes on the

ski erg.

Clark knows the importance of

rest days. She has been attending

the gym on and off since 1998,

and in spite of a hip replacement

CAMARADERIE: Lin Clark, Isabel Mundy and Ngaire Onekawa all attend the gym multiple

times a week, incorporating cardio, strength training, Pilates and balance exercises into

their practice.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

taking her out of the game for

a while, she is building up her

practice one again. Clark enjoys

chin-ups, the chest press and leg

press.

“It’s a relief to find you’re still

strong,” she said.

When answering why they

attended the gym, Onekawa

promptly stood up from her

chair. “This is why,” she said.

Mundy agreed: “To keep my

core strong!”

Clark said: “As you get older,

the physical stuff becomes

terribly important and you

become more aware of your body

and how it works.”

“Coming to the gym is a

positive step to being a strong

and complete person.”

For Clark, getting to the gym

is also important for the mental

benefits. Her life passions have

been education and theatre;

in 2019, she was awarded the

prestigious Drama New Zealand

President’s Award, given to

someone who has significantly

contributed to the drama space

over their lifetime.

They all share the same goal:

To keep going.

There is strong camaraderie

between the three women,

and they love being part of

the community at Female

Federation.

Onekawa said she gets coffee

twice a week with her new found

gym friends.

“It’s a sisterhood here,” said

Clark.

Jill Kennedy, their personal

trainer is 64-years-old. She

only has glowing reviews of

the fitness levels of the three

women.

“I cannot wait til I retire to

be able to work out with them

all.”

Clark said: “We are lucky

enough to be able to work out,

and so we choose to make the

most of this and continue to stay

fit.”

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Full steam ahead in Bill’s backyard

• By Susan Sandys

BILL STANLEY, 67, has created a

model train lovers’ fantasy land in

his backyard.

When he and wife Maggie

moved to their new home in Canterbury

five years ago, Stanley saw

“a blank canvas, just waiting for a

garden railway layout.”

He set to work, and today has

eight model trains which run

on more than 200m of track, set

amongst a 27m diorama of buildings,

settlements, fields and bridges.

The trains pass through all sorts

of activity amongst the Playmobil

people, vehicles and buildings,

including a wedding outside

Lincoln Union Church, fields being

harvested, and a quarry being

mined.

Some of the buildings, including

the church, Stanley has made

himself, learning first through

the Canterbury Garden Railway

Group of which he is a committee

member, and then teaching himself

along the way.

The track and its impressive

setting, at the couple’s home in Lincoln,

is complete with a pond and

real goldfish. It has been a labour of

love, and one that has its origins in

Stanley’s childhood.

“Trains just fascinated me as a

child and they still do, we have

been from LA to New York by

train,” he said.

His grandfather William Stanley

gave him a Hornby double O

railway set when he was about

five.

William had worked on the

railways, and Stanley has inherited

the whistle that William used

in his job, believed to be as an engineer,

and keeps it on his garden

railway key ring.

Stanley kept the passion for

trains and railways moving

down the generations; he and

Maggie bought their 29-year-old

son Richard his first engine when

he was a baby.

They continued to add to the

collection, and always incorporated

train travel in their overseas

trips. These were for professional

purposes in earlier years

as Stanley travelled as part of his

job as a pharmaceutical company

director.

The trip through the United

States was in the 1990s, while

they also lived in Thailand for

five years to 1998 and travelled

extensively through Europe.

“You can set your clock by the

trains in Switzerland,” he said.

While trains in Thailand at

the time were substandard in

comparison, they had been just as

enjoyable to travel on as the country’s

elephants and longboats.

Stanley sometimes has groups

come and view his backyard

garden railway creation, and it is

a hobby he enjoys with others in

the garden railway group, which

will be hosting the National

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in Christchurch on Waitangi

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He said setting up the train

track, which runs from a purpose-built,

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“It’s quite a lot of work to have

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quite common to have derailments,”

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Connecting Your Community

Councillor takes

Davids heads

matters into

community board

his own hands

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RESIDENTS MOST affected by

• By Louis Day

the new Northern Motorway are

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020

Connecting Your Community

IT COULD

WEDNESDAY,

be a while until

MARCH 25, starnews.co.nz

2020

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MARCH 24, 2020

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

the eastern suburbs start to

Northern Corridor opening has

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

been delayed by six months.

THE earthquake-damaged

aspirations for the area come to

The CNC was due to open in

former Sockburn Service Centre

fruition.

the middle of this year, but last

could finally be demolished in

During October’s local body

week the New

July – if the funding needed is

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

Zealand Transport

Agency

It comes as the

obtained.

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

as one of her main priorities for

time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

“We need a fully integrated

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

Readers respond

Chance to the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

Delay in

Market day the city council’s

would essentially be an alliance

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended to include

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council ad-

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

the whole area bit by bit and

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

exit safer

Cashmere dresses the HS budget gap so the

done,” she said during the

a clip-on cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

Page 8

GIRL Page BOSS: Julia 17 Holmes But chief wants executive to be a Dawn geneticist after Page high school, 3 and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will Page help 10 said GIRL the BOSS: community Julia Holmes are “somewhat

her achieve thankful” her for dreams. the delay.

Page 3

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN Page 11 said the final submission is yet to

wants to be a geneticist after high school, and feels the GirlBoss Advantage programme will help Board chairman Mike Mora

her achieve her dreams. Baxendale said any request to

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Bea Gooding

pursue a specific for biology, project in and the from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, •“The By community Bea Gooding will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

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east would have age to has be always agreed been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering

age has always been interested women chosen around the with particular focus on science,

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD upon Julia by council.

effects

South New Brighton School pupil Jacob McMillan enjoying the foam pit at Christchurch School of

City councillors are yet to pass

Gymnastics, which opened its doors to pupils while the school was closed due to fire damage.

Holmes is on a mission on to

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD of this motorway for Julia six in how things worked, often country to participate in the

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

Holmes is on a mission to taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the Main South Rd, has been a source

and maths.

The former service centre, on

make a difference in the world. any guidance them to back staff together. around

decisions are made to put our

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•Story, more photos, page 5

PHOTO: GEOFF The SLOAN year 11 St Margaret’s this, she said.

community first, then there is no

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of tension for years with residents

College student has a passion •Turn to page the 5

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CALLS HAVE been made to

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appropriate and the council

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freeze to occur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

Ms Dalziel said the las thing the council’s budget, which is

the city council needed was for not entirely funded by rates, and

someone to hi the panic button. the consequences that will flow

“Calm heads must and will from decisions we make.

prevail,” she said.

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