Nor'West News: February 11, 2021

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2021

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Enforcement

activity

for bus lanes

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Celebrating

Waitangi Day

with a hangi

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

and planks.

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Thursday February 11 2021 3

$150 fine likely for motorists

driving in Main North Rd bus lanes

CARS CAUGHT driving in the

Main North Rd bus lanes during

their hours of operation could

find themselves being ticketed

from March 1.

This will result in a $150 fine.

Said city council transport operations

manager Steffan Thomas:

“Parking compliance officers

have been closely monitoring the

bus lanes for the

past few weeks and

have been issuing

warnings to those

motorists misusing

the lanes.

“Our focus has

been on educating

drivers about the bus

lane rules, but from

March 1 we will switch to an

enforcement approach.

Steffan

Thomas

“Instead of issuing warnings,

parking compliance offices will

issue infringement notices if

they see someone driving in the

bus lane when they shouldn’t

be.’’

“Bus lanes are designed to give

people who travel by bus priority

on the transport network at busy

times of the day. When a motorist

chooses to drive in a bus lane,

ENFORCEMENT: Motorists driving through Main North Rd bus lanes at times of operation

will be fined $150. ​

PHOTO: NEWSLINE

they are potentially stopping

buses from having a clear route

of travel and adding to the journey

time of all those on board.

“Please respect the rules and

stay out of the bus lanes when

they are in operation.

“The only time that motorists

should be in a bus lane, during

the hours they are in operation,

is if they are making a turn.

Even then, they can only drive

in the lane for less than 50m

– that’s the size of an Olympicsized

swimming pool or half a

rugby field.’’

The Main North Rd bus lane

that heads into the city operates

weekdays from 7am to 9am.

During those hours only buses,

bicycles, emergency service vehicles,

motorcycles, motor scooters

and mopeds are permitted in the

bus lane.

A small section of that bus lane,

between Mary St and Loftus St,

also operates weekday afternoons

between 2pm and 6pm.

The Main North Rd bus

lane that heads out of the city

operates between 3pm and 6pm

weekdays, apart from in some

specified areas.

“In the areas immediately outside

schools the north-bound bus

lane operates between 4pm and

6pm. This exception has been

made to make it easy for parents

and caregivers to pick up their

children at the end of the school

day,’’ Thomas said.

Bus lanes on the stretch of

Main North Rd immediately

outside the Northlands Shopping

Centre operate at all times.

All bus lanes across the city

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Yellow bins not for e-waste disposal

SOME Christchurch 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

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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

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Community Trust, accepts a

range of electronic goods to

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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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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,”

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Staff at Radius Hawthorne

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The elderly residents

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“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,”

Boylen said.

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Moncks this home

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1960s but has naturally received extensive of the beaches, boating facilities, Barnett

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Resort-style living comprises serenity a is choice provided of by generous the With floors needing repiling and being sold

interconnected spaces plus separate options

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you can sit and admire the ocean vistas over

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027 555 7079 or 03 352 6166

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2020 finished with

a bang for me or should I say, a knock! On

New Year’s Eve, I was unceremoniously

and rather dramatically hit by a car

and knocked off my mountain bike. The

shock, the bruises and the reversal in my

tenuous cycling confidence, whilst not

critical or bone-breaking, has given me

the chance to dust off my thinking as we

move into 2021.

2021 feels like a beautiful chance for all of us

to rethink different aspects of our lives, for me

at least. Professionally, it’s already feeling like

a full year. I expect the market to continue in

its current state, with strong buyer demand,

some stand-out – if not exceptional – prices,

and land to be highly sought-after by entrylevel

investors (most of the developers are

actively hunting).

It’s also easy to imagine some respite for

buyers with regard to choice, as the new

year summer-flush run of property enters the

marketplace.

For investors, there are a number of dynamics.

‘Boomers’ (sorry for the label!) are not

offloading investment portfolio properties like

they might once have done. Reasons for this

include the fact that returns are higher than for

bank deposits and the belief returns will only

improve with increasing tenant demand. There

are also more and more people contemplating

property investment and I’m not going to

comment on the proposed reinstatement of

LVR restrictions, but I will comment on this.

These are unusual times, they are adverse to

anything any of us might have seen before, and

the optimism that conditions have produced

is contagious. 2021 is expected to deliver us

out of the uncertainty of 2020, but one border

slip-up could see us all changing places and

once again our world could be upended.

That’s why it’s important to not only work

diligently but look at yourself honestly: is what

I’m doing what I want to be doing? And am I

doing it to the best of my ability? I’m a ‘yes’ and

a ‘yes’, but we’re all only an outbreak or in my

own case, a potential accident, away from not

getting the chance to really consider our year,

our lives and our potential. I’d like to embrace

qualities of courage, perseverance, empathy,

kindness and – a tough one – patience, and

I wish you all luck with your own journey,

personal or professional, in 2021.

P.S. for those of you who are cycling purists or

know my lovely husband well, the picture above

is not the bike he gave me!

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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

Garden Railway Convention

in Christchurch on Waitangi

Weekend.

He said setting up the train

track, which runs from a purpose-built,

life-size shed, takes 90

ALL ABOARD:

Bill Stanley has

transformed his

backyard into a

garden railway

enthusiast’s

paradise.

PHOTO:

SUSAN SANDYS

minutes each time.

“It’s quite a lot of work to have

them running to precision, it’s

quite common to have derailments,”

Stanley said.

Obstacles such as stones or

grit on the track, or interception

by creatures such as the Stanley

household’s pet cats or dogs, were

the cause of such frustrations.

One of the biggest challenges

had been securing the track in

ballast that wouldn’t move when

a blower is used to remove pine

needles which have fallen down

from nearby trees.

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Interest in Mexican restaurant rises

• By Bea Gooding

EXCITEMENT IS building as

residents anticipate the opening

of the city’s very first Taco Bell

restaurant.

Construction of the $1.3m

Mexican-inspired fast food restaurant

at the Eastgate Mall site

started last month and is set to

open later this year.

Simon Fisher was walking to

Subway with his son Shane when

he shared his excitement for

Linwood’s newest addition.

He could not wait to start

tucking into their fresh tacos,

salads and desserts.

“It’s great, I’ve always wanted a

Taco Bell in Christchurch. I used

to live in Australia and we had

lots of Taco Bells.”

Linda Rowlinson, who was

waiting for a bus outside Eastgate,

regularly visits the area. She

likes Mexican food, so having

a new option was something to

look forward to.

“I think it’s great. I’m up here

shopping all the time; I live in

New Brighton and there’s nothing

there so we’ve got to come up

here,” she said.

She believes the area has been

targeted for these types of outlets

but was not concerned because

“people should have a variety.”

Jacob Chatterton is looking

forward to the prospect of getting

a job at the restaurant more

than eating its food.

“I’ve never had Taco Bell. But

if I don’t have a job by

then, I’ll definitely apply

to work there.

“I think everyone

around here will like it

more, and it means less

people at McDonald’s

and KFC. The only thing

healthy for a takeaway

here is the Subway.”

But its proximity to

other outlets has caused some

concern.

It joins a group of restaurants

Jacob

Chatterton

within 200m of Linwood

Avenue School, including KFC,

McDonald’s, Burger King and

Domino’s pizza, with other

options inside Eastgate

Mall.

Said principal

Gretchen Smith: “For

us as a school, we have

constant temptation at

the gate, fuelled by the

power of the brand, and

the aroma of fast food

wafting over the school

on a daily basis, which

can be appetising or nauseating.”

This comes after a study

published last week in the

OPTIONS: A Taco Bell restaurant is

being built in Linwood, Simon Fisher,

along with son Shane, is looking

forward to Mexican food.

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Preventive Medicine journal by

Canterbury University revealed a

correlation between poor mental

health and people living in

unhealthy environments.

People experiencing recent

mental distress or received

a diagnosis had a greater

likelihood of living near fast

food or alcohol outlets, with less

access to parks and waterways,

the study found.

The findings highlighted

a need for local councils

and governments to create

environments that support

healthy lifestyles, lowering

the risk of mental illness and

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distress.

Smith said the school was not

consulted on the matter seeing as

the area is a commercial zone.

Starting this year, the school

will supply lunch every day

as part of the Ministry of

Education’s “lunch in school”

programme, to help pupils meet

their nutritional needs.

“The big brands that target this

area will, of course, say that they

are just meeting the demands of

the local community and that

they offer healthy alternatives

such as salad and water, or that

they give back to the community.”

It is not the first time concerns

regarding the proliferation of fast

food restaurants in Linwood has

been raised.

In 2016, a petition was presented

to the city council to ban fast

food restaurants within 800m of

schools.

But residents have yet to see

action as the city council said

it was not able to change the

district plan to regulate fast food

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Maths Geek or Emotional Basket Case?

Are you a Math Geek or Emotional Basket

Case when it comes to buying?

Observations of Buyer Types

In my sixteen years in the industry I have

certainly seen a wide variety of techniques

and methods used by purchasers when

looking to buy property. Some more creative

or unique than others, some entertaining

others just bizarre, some bring tools and

devices, gadgets and widgets, some come

alone others bring tribes of followers,

however the following are the ones seen

most often in their extreme;

The Math Geek

This is the buyer that has researched

every statistic, graph, chart and online

calculator known to man relating to the

property market, they know the medians,

the percentages, the over and under’s, the

decimal points and the dots of the previous

ten years property market. They look at

a property purchase like a problem to be

solved, if a house has an area of X2 + 4r –

100,000 what is it worth? A theory on a

percentage over or under RV (council rating

valuation) can often also be clung on to by

the math geek buyer like the launch codes

to a missile. For those of you who are of the

analytical mind set you are probably thinking

right now, so – what’s wrong with that? I

am not saying that some research is not

warranted, in fact I recommend it, however

this approach in its extreme will hinder

the math focused purchaser as they then

discount viewing properties that may well fall

in their budget but their stats approach puts

them off even looking, or they find something

they really like and then submit an offer

solely based on their formulas only and often

miss out and wonder why. I can tell you now

in a city like Christchurch our rating values

to purchase prices vary widely, if there was

a guaranteed formula then someone would

have figured it out. Recent surrounding

sales of similar properties in a similar area

are a much better indication of value but

you still must take into consideration the

things that don’t appear in the stats such as

Feature Properties

orientation to sun, size of

the bedrooms, flow of the

home, storage, outdoor

living aspect and probably

to the horror of the math

geek purchaser I am even

going to say the ‘feel’ of a

home.

The Emotional Basket

Case

This buyer has been

pouring over home

magazines and interior

design blogs in their

breaks at work and

on their devices in the

evening, they have boards

on Pintrest organised according to rooms in a

house and they know what couch they want

from Freedom and the duvet cover that will

match the curtains for the house they haven’t

bought yet. Buying a home for them is an

exciting prospect and they look forward to

the weekends open homes more than they

did their own wedding. This buyer views

homes with an eye to nest, never mind that

the roof needs replacing and the electrics

won’t fly with the insurer – it has a wall they

can take out (something strangely people

love to say they’ll do, however engineering

and the laws of physics often have other

things to say about these random wall

removals). It is great to have enthusiasm and

sure why not enjoy the home buying process,

it will be one of the largest purchasers you

will ever make. Please however put your

practical pants on before committing to an

offer and just check that you still have your

appropriate due diligence in place.

The Apron String Buyers

Being a reasonably independent person

who left home at 18 and moved cities away

from my family for uni I guess I may be being

a little unfairly tough on these buyers, but

in my view if you need your mum to sign in

at open homes for you maybe you aren’t

ready to purchase a property yet… No I am

not kidding, yes this actually does happen,

more often than you think. I get that some

people want some help and yep your mum

and dad can be these people but home

ownership carries a lot of responsibility

and a level maturity is needed, not in age

but in the confidence required to deal with

the purchasing process. By all means, bring

your mum if you want to but you sign in, you

ask the relevant questions and you pursue

your interest in the property. If you need

advice too remember your lawyer, broker or

bank are who you need to rely on, the legal

and lending environments are constantly

changing and your mum and dads purchasing

experience in 1993 might not still be all that

relevant (sorry mum and dad, you can ignore

this if you have purchased in post-quake

Christchurch as the experience will be

relevant).

The Combo

The most entertaining of the above buyer

types is the emotional basket case and math

geek couple, as they leave an open home

and get in the car I often wonder how their

conversation must go as one whips out their

calculator app and the other the Resene

Summer colour chart. To say that though it is

these couples that will likely make the best

buying decision, a little emotion tied in with

some practicality and rationalism, and maybe

a little advice from mum and dad.

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Business Owner

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HARCOURTS GOLD

FOR REVENUE PER SALES CONSULTANT

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MEET OUR

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HARCOURTS GOLD TOP CONSULTANTS FOR JANUARY 2021

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CAMERON BAILEY

PAPANUI

MARK WANG

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When your brand includes the top Harcourts

office out of 900 around the world in addition

to the top franchise in New Zealand for

income per sales consultant, it’s clear that

you’ve got an extraordinary team.

So for these consultants to earn the position of one of the top ten real estate sales

consultants at Harcourts gold is truly a remarkable achievement.

They are phenomenally good at what they do; skilled, highly trained and dedicated

to delivering exceptional results for property owners. I am extremely proud to work

with these real estate professionals.

JOHN MCFADDEN BUSINESS OWNER HARCOURTS GOLD

JOHN MCFADDEN

BUSINESS OWNER

LYNETTE MCFADDEN

BUSINESS OWNER

CHRIS KENNEDY

BUSINESS OWNER/

GENERAL MANAGER

JANE MEYER

EXECUTIVE MANAGER

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BRANCH MANAGER

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LIAISON MANAGER

Welcome

We are excited to

announce the appointment of

Jane Meyer to the Gold Leadership Team as

Executive Manager, based in the Papanui Office.

Jane has been involved in the real estate

industry for over 30 years as a Licensee

Agent, Sales Manager, Operations

Manager managing the East Side division

of Harcourts gold Real Estate, and for

5 years with the Ray White Leadership

Team as Regional Manager for the South

Island.

In working across all these fields, it’s clear

that Jane’s clinical real estate skills and

highly tuned interpersonal skills make

for a perfect fit for the Harcourts gold

business.

We are absolutely delighted to have Jane

as a member of our leadership team.

Jane was also awarded the REINZ

Manager of the Year for 2015.

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see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

aspirations for the area come to

fruition.

During October’s local body

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

as one of her main priorities for

this term.

“We need a fully integrated

programme of works for the

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Views on

Lively group

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sought

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MP for Ilam

283 Gr ers Road Bryndwr,

Christchurch

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Northern Corridor opening has

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Connecting Your Community

• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

THE earthquake-damaged

former Sockburn Service Centre

could finally be demolished in

July – if the funding needed is

obtained.

port Agency

It comes as the

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

time was needed

to complete the

Community

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

The original

submission to

scope of the

the city council’s

Readers respond

Chance to

would essentially be an alliance

Helpless to

Victorious

Delay in

Market day

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended include

stoked

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

stop property

captain the whole area bit by bit and

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council addresses

the budget gap so the

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

flooding

with cup done,” she said during the

a clip-on win

exit safer

Cashmere HS

cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

Page 8

Page 17 But chief executive Dawn

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

thankful” for the delay.

her achieve her dreams.

Page 3

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

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

Baxendale said any request to

her achieve her dreams.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

pursue a specific project in the

“The community will be somewhat

thankful for a reprieve of the

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated,

• By Bea Gooding

for biology, and from a young Julia is one of 25 young were often male-dominated, be completed but it was likely the

east would have to be agreed

age has always 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

upon by council.

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia

effects of this motorway for six

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Julia in how things worked, often country to participate in the

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

City councillors are yet to pass

Holmes is on a mission to

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

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

on any guidance to staff around

make a difference in the world.

decisions are made to put our

them back together.

make a difference in the world. them back together.

•Story, more photos, page 5

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN this, she said.

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“It’s very early days and I

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think that we are just looking

it will be because most of the supermarkets

are providing online

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DEDICATED: Dave Bryce is passionate about gardening as it is sustainable and promotes healthy eating.

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to the Covid-19 crisis.

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City counci lors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

le ter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

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per cent acro s a l ratepayers in

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wi l be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the cu rent environment it’s

clear busine s as usual is not

appropriate and the council

needs to look at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

freeze to occur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

Ms Dalziel said the las thing

the city council needed was for

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the consequences that wi l flow and other key players so we are

from decisions we make. best prepared for the economic

“The Annual Plan is not cha lenges that lie ahead.” she said.

signed off for three months so City council chief executive

we have time to get this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a

A the same time, the council zero rates rise out.

is meeting with our economic “We’re considering a series of

development agency, Christch-

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