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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021

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Providing

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grandchildren

Super Rugby

Aotearoa

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Sunday 21

March 2021

Page 6 & 7

Page 8 & 9

Flora and fauna flourishing in new wetland

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Park users

upset over

removal

of quake

rocks

• By Samantha Mythen

GROWTH: The new wetland that has been developed in Quaifes Rd.

NATIVE FLORA and fauna

are starting to flourish in a new

wetland area in Halswell.

The artificial wetland has

been created at Quaifes Rd

to capture and naturally filter

stormwater before it flows into

Lake Ellesmere via the Halswell

River.

It’s one of several new wetland

areas that the city council has

constructed to manage stormwater

and improve the quality of water

flowing into our rivers.

“These new wetland areas act

as storage basins in large rain

events and will lessen the risk of

our rivers flooding,’’ city council

head of three waters and waste

Helen Beaumont said.

“They also bring

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

environmental and recreational

benefits. They naturally filter

the stormwater before it enters

our waterways and provide new

habitats for native flora and

fauna.

• Turn to page 3

BARNETT PARK users are

disappointed three large rocks

that tumbled onto the park from

Clifton Hill during the February

22, 2011 earthquake have been

removed.

The rocks have been taken to

the Te Pae convention centre by

Ōtākaro Ltd, the Government

agency responsible for anchor

projects in the central city. They

will be used as part of the landscaping.

The city council said yesterday it

gave permission for Ōtākaro Ltd

to remove the rocks.

“The community was not

consulted over their removal,

however, their presence in Barnett

Park was only temporary – they

were originally put in a pile

here by the council following

the earthquakes,” a city council

spokesperson said.

Elsa Truscott, who walks

dogs in Barnett Park, said the

community should have been

consulted before the rocks were

taken.

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HEAVY: Contractors removing three rocks from Redcliffs’ Barnett Park.

PHOTO: AMANDA RUDKIN

Request to keep dogs

on a lead in wetland

• From page 1

“We’ve planted around 60,000

native plants in the new Quaifes

Rd wetland and it’s

attracting lots of native

birds, including a nesting

pair of pied stilts.

There’s lots of tall grass

and a rocky area too, so

it is a good habitat for

lizards.

“It is a great place

to explore and we

encourage people to

visit and take a walk through the

wetland. If you are bringing a

dog with you, please keep it on a

Helen

Beaumont

leash because we don’t want dogs

disturbing the nesting birds or

chicks.

“The stormwater in

the wetland might also

contain pollutants and potentially

toxic algae so we

do advise that people and

pets avoid contact with the

water,’’ Ms Beaumont says.

“Because this is a

working wetland, the

grassy areas will grow

long at times. There are

also no public toilets so please

bear that in mind if you are

planning a visit.’’

Natural playground for children gone

• From page 1

“They were quite a cool feature

in a park that is quite empty.

They were also a good memory

keeper of the Christchurch

earthquakes,” she said.

The rocks had become a natural

playground for children to

climb on.

People also liked to have their

photo taken while posing on the

rocks.

Mt Pleasant resident Amanda

Rudkin lived on Clifton Hill

before the earthquake still regularly

visits the park with her two

children, Quinn and Ava.

“The rocks are an iconic part

of the community,” she said.

“They weren’t just rocks to

the locals, they were part of

our earthquake story and the

children loved them for climbing

so they had an connection

too. It was great for kids to have

natural resources to climb.”

Rudkin said Ava were “quite

upset” when they watched the

rocks being loaded onto a truck

on Monday.

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170 years of Prep School Excellence

Educational matters have

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Michael’s, we are delighted

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At St Michael’s, our

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Focus on providing sanctuary for

• By Bea Gooding

ANNA CLARE’S plans to

reclaim independence following

a lifetime of raising her own

children was turned on its head

the moment she realised she had

to do it all over again.

Her two grandchildren living

in an unstable home environment

involving drugs, alcohol

and violence left Clare with no

choice but to provide a permanent

sanctuary for them.

More than a decade later she

channels her own unique experiences

in her role as support

group co-ordinator in Christchurch

for the Grandparents Raising

Grandchildren Trust NZ.

Clare was in her 50s when she

took over guardianship of her

teenage granddaughter.

“I think the hardest part is

when you get a grandchild, it’s

at a time of your life when you’re

becoming free. You’ve got a bit

more disposable income, you’ve

got friends who don’t have

children, so you go out and do

things with them, like dinners or

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“But suddenly we’re back in

the situation where you’ve got

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spontaneously. You spend a lot

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therapy, supporting a return to

school, going to court meetings

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“Leaving them [at home] is

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Although they had different

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“In our case, it was a developing

situation over the years

primarily with drugs, alcohol

and violence in the home,” Clare

said.

The transition of raising her

BATTLE: Support

group coordinator

Anna

Clare draws

knowledge from

her own life

experiences for

her role at the

Grandparents

Raising

Grandchildren

Trust NZ.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN

granddaughter full-time was

made easier by the fact Clare had

regular contact with her prior to

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Like many families, she was

against the alternative of foster

care at the hands of Oranga

Tamariki.

But it was when she took in

her grandson, years after her

granddaughter, where things

were “a lot harder the second

time around,” especially when he

started becoming violent.

“It changes grandparents’ lives

significantly. You’ve got children

who are traumatised when they

come into your care. It takes a

lot of time, energy and money,”

she said.

“I was in a different headspace

when I took on my grandson, I

was 10 years older, I’d had less

contact with him and he’d had

some real problems. He’s come a

long way since then.”

The GRG trust provides support

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Membership is diverse both

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Thursday February 18 2021 7

grandchildren

Many did not know they were

entitled to financial support

such as the Unsupported Child

Benefit.

Advocating for families and

being able to help change their

lives was rewarding, Clare said,

knowing what it felt like herself.

Over the years, the trust has

seen demand increase.

“I think there’s a lot of pressure

on young families. I think there’s

a lot more pressure on families

than there used to be, there’s a

lot more access to drugs, more

poverty,” said Clare.

“And with that comes a lack of

hope.”

Across the country, the

trust supports more than 5900

grandparents and families,

with about 230 families in

Christchurch alone. They either

come voluntarily or are referred

by another organisation.

The initial stage of talking to

grandparents was always difficult

for Clare, particularly when they

shared feelings of “parental guilt.”

“Not only do you have the

struggle of having to look after

your own grandchild who’s

traumatised, but the fact that it’s

your son or daughter letting the

family down.”

The biggest value in a local

support group is that it is a safe

DEDICATED: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust

NZ east side co-ordinator Sandra Murphy, Anna Clare and

north side co-ordinator Donna Drummond.

place to vent with people who

understood.

“It could be difficulties dealing

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the court system, or the child

itself.

“Contact with the parents can

also actually be a huge fear for

the grandparents because they

don’t know what the child’s

going back into when they visit.”

Clare has been involved

with the trust ever since her

granddaughter came to live with

her permanently.

A few support group meetings

over the years eventually led

to a decision to establish a

Christchurch group after seeing

how much the trust had an

impact on her own life.

Before she found her calling

in Christchurch, she lived in

Auckland on and off along with

a five-year stint in the United

States.

Family is constantly at the

forefront of her mind, whether

it is at the trust or in her own

time with her two children and

grandchildren.

Aside from her work at the

trust, she was a part-time

support worker for a young

person with autism.

“It’s all about family really,

there’s not much time for

anything else.”

ESTUARY MATTERS

The Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust is

a non-profit organisation formed to protect

one of New Zealand’s most important coastal

wetlands. Each week, board members will

discuss matters regarding the estuary, its rich

history and what makes it unique. This week

Vicky Southworth writes about Estuary Fest

that will be held on February 27.

Festival to celebrate

the estuary’s beauty

WHETHER CHOPPY water

and dark brooding sky, or mirror

smooth reflecting the bright

blue of a summer’s morning,

looking across the estuary to the

mountains is a spectacular scene.

I joined the Estuary Trust as

the Environment Canterbury

councillor representative just over

a year ago. I have come to see the

estuary as so much more than a

picture-perfect landscape; it is

home to many species, of which

the birds are the most visible.

Riding my bike along the

Coastal Pathway, I can now name

the birds I see, and know something

about them.

There’s the sharply dressed pied

oystercatchers with red bill and

crisp black and white attire – they

take their time picking through

the exposed shellfish beds at low

tide.

The godwits in brown blend

in but are worth a closer look for

their unfeasibly long beaks. I love

how the cormorants congregate;

wings outstretched soaking up the

sun after diving for fish.

However, my favourite is the

royal spoonbill which, in spite of

its pure white feathers, reminds

me of a bulldozer, head down

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shallows to feed.

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Have your say

Way better roads

Parts of Spreydon/Somerfield/Beckenham/Waltham

New funding is available in parts of the city to fix roads to make it safer and

easier to get around.

We’re keen to hear from you about the simple things we could do such as

pruning trees or providing more seating, to the bigger things to make it easier

and safer to walk, bike, scooter, get the bus and drive in your neighbourhood.

Let us know what will make a difference in your neighbourhood.

We’re seeking community input until 12 March 2021.

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HEALTH & AWARENESS

Joint pain: Do I have arthritis or

could it be mainly my muscles?

The team at Physical Sense in Sydenham

sees clients with a range of symptoms but

many of their middle-aged and senior clients

visit complaining of pain in one of their joints.

Physiotherapist Ietje van Stolk suggests

that a major part of the pain could be due

to muscle pain rather than simply arthritis.

“Even if an x-ray shows arthritis, the reason

for the pain may be the muscles around

the joint,” she explains. The images show

how a muscle knot (the crosses) in a back

muscle can give hip pain (aches and pain

are the red areas in the drawings), a knot

in a muscle on the back of the shoulder

blade can give a deep pain in the front of

the shoulder and a muscle knot all the way

near the groin can give an ache in the knee

(especially at night in bed).

Ietje recalls one case where an 89 year

old client with severe arthritis who walked

with a stick, told her, “I will end up in

a wheelchair, I cannot put any weight

through my right leg due to pain in my hip

and buttock”. “Within 4 treatments, she

was walking with her stick but without the

severe pain,” says Ietje. “The arthritis was

one of the factors that made her muscles

spasm but the other was that older people

move less and the flexed position the hip

is in when we sit is particularly bad for

the hip.” Ietje is happy with the fact that

although the client was 89 and could have

been “given up on” or told to live with the

pain, she made a difference to her health

and wellbeing.

The same lack of movement can be the

reason for your knee pain or your shoulder

pain and the same few treatments could

make a huge difference for you.

At Physical Sense, hands-on techniques

(massage and triggerpoint deactivation

techniques) are used to release the muscles.

The client also gets a home exercise

program designed to mobilize and stretch

the joint, strengthen the important core

muscles and increase general strength and

SHOULDER

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KNEE PAIN

(the crosses are the areas of the muscle spasms, the red areas is where the pain is felt)

balance. They teach a movement sequence

that stretches the joint in all directions

whilst the client is able to lie safely on their

bed, perfect for older or less mobile clients.

In many cases having the muscles

released and being taught how to maintain

it, is enough to stay on top of the problem.

HIP PAIN

If severe arthritis is the underlying cause,

some maintenance therapy may be

necessary, but that is often more affordable

and, for older patients, better tolerated

than surgery. After only one treatment you

should know that it will work for you. Call

and only pay $50 on that treament.

Physical Sense Gym and Physio is located at 300 Colombo Street, Sydenham. The Blue Line Bus stops in front of the

door and there is ample parking. To enquire about joint pain treatment, phone 377-2577 or visit www.triggerpoints.co.nz

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TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

Connecting Your Community

Councillor takes

Davids heads

matters into

community board

his own hands

advocating body

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Connecting Your Community

Page 3 Page 5

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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

Connecting Your Community relieved to hear the Christchurch TUESDAY, starnews.co.nz

MARCH 24, 2020

Connecting Your Community

starnews.co.nz

• 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

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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 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

make a difference in the world. them back together.

•Story, more photos, page 5

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

community first, then there is no

That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders news from her mother.

The year 11 St Margaret’s That passion has landed her to mentor the female leaders news from her mother.

of tension for years with residents

College student has a passion •Turn to page the 5

relief,” he said.

opportunity of her dreams. of tomorrow in industries that • Turn to page 6

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to the Covid-19 crisis.

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• By Louis Day

CALLS HAVE been made to

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City councillors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

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

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