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Concern

over

school

children

vaping

• By Matt Slaughter

PRIMARY AND intermediate

aged pupils vaping is a growing

concern at Canterbury schools.

More than one out of five [22

per cent] of Canterbury primary

and intermediate school staff have

reported pupils vaping is an issue.

Life Education

Trust Canterbury,

which supports the

health and wellbeing

of children,

held a meeting

with teachers from

schools across

Canterbury to

discuss vaping issues

on Monday.

Will

Stribling

The legal age for buying a vape

is 18.

Staff from Casebrook Intermediate

School were at the meeting

and its assistant principal Will

Stribling said pupils vaping at the

school has been an issue.

“We haven’t had massive issues

with cigarettes ever, but certainly,

in the last year or two, vaping has

become an issue more prevalent

than cigarettes have been in the

last 10 [or] 15 years since I’ve been

teaching.”

Stribling said about 500 pupils

go to the school and only about

“three or four” pupils have been

caught with vapes in the last year.

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ABOUT 40 border workers

at Christchurch Airport were

vaccinated yesterday.

They included a range of

people, such as aviation security

workers, cleaners, police,

customs workers and health

protection officers who screen

passengers arriving on international

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BIC RUNGA will today release

a song that reflects the city’s

journey since the February 22,

2011 earthquake.

She will perform the song live

for the first time at a special

concert, Ōtautahi Together,

on Sunday on the Archery

Lawn of the Botanic Gardens.

Runga has written the

song No One Walks This

Night Alone – to mark the

10th anniversary of the

earthquake.

She said as a

Christchurch person

it was a huge

honour to be

asked to

write the

song.

“I

wanted

to write

border and Managed Isolation &

Quarantine workers are based in

Canterbury.

These people play a critical

role at the frontline of our

continued efforts to keep the

virus out of our communities

and we’re very grateful for their

commitment and hard work,”

Covid-19 vaccine immunisation

programme clinical lead Dr Joe

Bourne said.

something that was both solemn

and hopeful. I know the people

of Christchurch and so many

people around the world have

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They’re the most at risk of

exposure to Covid-19 and it is

important that we prioritise

their protection.”

Airport worker Jimmy Wong

said the vaccine’s given him an

immense sense of relief.

He said it provides another layer

of protection between him and

the virus – something that’s been

on his mind as he goes home to

his three-month-old baby.

Runga releases new song to

mark quake 10th anniversary

suffered a collective trauma as

a result of the earthquake, and

it’s been a really long road,” she

said.

The 10 year anniversary of

the event was an opportunity to

take stock of their journey, while

of course never forgetting those

who died and everything that

was lost.

“I was especially moved by

the news images of the city that

day 10 years ago, especially after

night fall, the loneliness of that

first night, hence the title No

One Walks This Night Alone.

The message of the song,

even though the verses are

anguished, is that we are

“Being vaccinated means

you’ve got an extra layer of

protection.”

One airport worker said it felt

exactly like the flu jab and was

over quickly.

The national vaccine roll out

began on Saturday.

Healthcare, essential workers

and those most at risk will follow

in the second quarter of the

year.

all in this together collectively

and that love is what gives us

the strength to overcome great

adversity. No one should feel

alone in the anguish that has

occurred, this is something that

has happened to us together,’’

she says.

The free concert, which begins

at 2pm, marks the conclusion

of the 10th anniversary

commemorations.

Student Volunteer Army

founder Sam Johnson will MC

the concert, which will also

feature performances by Holly

Arrowsmith and Surfing USSR.

The concert is also being livestreamed.

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NEWS 3

in brief

40 Chch airport workers get Covid-19 jabs

One dead after

vehicle rolls down

driveway

A person, 53, landscaping on

a Banks Peninsula property

was killed after they were

struck by a vehicle and trailer

that rolled down a driveway in

Duvauchelle.

The incident happened at a Bayview

Crescent property about

4pm on Tuesday. Senior Sergeant

Dean Harker said a group

of people were doing landscaping

work on the property when

a vehicle with a trailer attached

rolled backwards down a sloped

driveway. WorkSafe is also

investigating the incident while

next of kin have been informed;

a post-mortem was to be carried

out yesterday.

Man killed in

Southbridge crash

named

Police have named Canterbury

resident Anthony Trevor

Thomas, 81, as the man who

died in a crash between a car

and a truck in Southbridge last

Thursday. The collision between

the two vehicles occurred at the

Main Rakaia Rd and Northbank

Rd junction shortly before 6pm.

In a statement, police said an

investigation into the crash was

ongoing.

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emergency situations for the NZ

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honours, has been working

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part of her final-year project.

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Rebuttal from road safety

officials over UK survey

• By Chris Barclay

A UK survey rating New

Zealand as among the worst

countries in the world to drive

in has been ridiculed by road

safety organisations, who have

scorned the methodology.

The study released by vehicle

rental company AllCarLeasing

claimed New Zealand was

“officially the third worst

country in the world to drive

in” and should be avoided when

borders reopen.

The Automobile Association

and the Rental Vehicle Association

were bemused when

confronted with statistics that

rated Mexico as the best place

for domestic and international

motorists.

Using a process that weighed

a number of factors including

fuel prices, road quality, motor

vehicles per 1000 people and

the number of accidents per

100,000 vehicles, only Iceland

and

Italy scored lower than New

Zealand in The 2020 Motoring

Index.

Figures cited by AllCarLeasing

claimed fuel cost $US1.46

per litre, road quality was 4.5/7

and there were a “whopping”

860 cars per 1000 people. There

were also 276.81 accidents per

100,000 vehicles.

The fuel price and number

of vehicles per 1000 people

appears to have counted against

New Zealand’s rating.

The AA was baffled with

spokesman Dylan Thomsen

responding: “This isn’t a robust

scientific analysis. People who

have spent time driving in

chaotic congestion in places

like Mexico and Chile may find

them being ranked first and

third as a bit of a joke.

The reason it works well as

clickbait is because people in all

countries have strong feelings

about the state of their roads

and how good or bad they are

to drive on,” he said.

The quality of the roads

matter to people and, while this

material isn’t something to take

seriously, we do actually have a

genuine issue in New Zealand

where our roads are not getting

the maintenance funding they

need to be kept in good condition.”

The Rental Vehicle Association

was also perplexed.

The report only looks at the

quantitative data to determine

a country’s ranking, it doesn’t

take into account a country’s

geographics, nor does it explain

the weighting of each scoring

category,” said spokesman

Oliver Elms.

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Pupils with vapes let others try

• From page 1

However, Stribling said: “The

problem is the student will bring

it [a vape] in or be at the park

after school and four [other

pupils] might try it.”

Pupils who have been found

with vapes have had their parents

called into school to confiscate

their vapes, and been informed of

the dangers of vaping.

Casebrook is not the only

Christchurch school where vaping

is a concern.

Life Education Trust

Canterbury educator Siobhan

Cummings told The Star: “Right

across the board, we’ve seen it in

pretty much most of the schools

we’ve worked in. Teachers have

been noticing or been concerned

about it with year 7 and 8 pupils,

probably not so much with the

younger levels.

“Kids are bringing this

impression in that it [vaping] is

safe, it’s okay,

and so, therefore,

they think, well,

I’ll give it a go,

without realising

the negative sides

of it.

Siobhan

Cummings

“It’s spread

quite quickly

within the last

year or so.”

Respiratory specialist Dr

Stuart Jones said: “Unfortunately,

these products are designed to

be appealing to young people,

with attractive flavourings and

colourful packaging. Young

people need to be informed of the

UNHEALTHY:

Pupils vaping

at Canterbury

intermediate

and primary

schools has

become a

concern.

long-term health effects on the

body.”

Christchurch vape store

Vapeology owner Tim Maude

said it has strict ID checking

policies before people can buy

vapes and the youngest person

he has seen try and buy one was

about 15.

He said it is hard to say how

intermediate and primary school

pupils are getting access to vapes,

but other businesses that sell

them, may not be as strict on the

rules as his.

The manager of Shosha vape

store on Colombo St, who did

not want to be named, said no

one who looks under 18, without

ID, is allowed in his store, even if

they are with a parent.

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MAYOR LIANNE Dalziel has

defended ratepayer-funded

Christchurch Foundation after

a city council-ordered review

criticised the charitable trust.

A probe into the foundation by

Deloitte reportedly cited a lack

of transparency regarding the

foundation’s financial reporting

and argued its operating costs

were too high.

Established

in the aftermatch

of the

Christchurch

earthquakes,

the foundation

has received

up to $600,000

a year from

the council

since its formation in 2017.

An annual grant ends in 2023,

when the foundation is expected

to be self-funded.

Deloitte was asked to assess

how the foundation was tracking

towards that goal. Their findings,

and the future of the foundation,

will be debated at the council’s

finance and performance committee

today.

As a foundation board member,

Dalziel will not be involved

in the discussions but as mayor

she reiterated her support for

the organisation after a critical

report emerged yesterday.

Excluding the $11.4 million

raised after the mosque attacks

in 2019, in order to provide a

valid comparison, Deloitte found

for every dollar the foundation

raised, it incurred 56 cents in

costs.

In contrast, Deloitte said the

Auckland Foundation’s costs

were 22 cents in every dollar;

Momentum Waikato was 40

cents.

Quizzed about the foundation

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by The Star last October following

concerns by ratepayers,

Dalziel responded: “People can

look at the dollars and cents and

say that is a lot of money if they

don’t know what the return is,

but the return will keep coming

for many generations.’’

Yesterday she told The Star:

“I definitely stand by my comments,”

she said, expressing

surprise the review was selective.

The Deloitte report has not

included all the money that was

received on behalf of the victims

of the mosque shootings, but the

operational costs of running the

foundation during that period

were all included.

The report has not seen the

whole picture.

“When you think back to what

happened after the earthquakes,

Christchurch didn’t have a foundation

that was capable of raising,

holding or managing a large

amount of funds,” she said.

“I’m incredibly grateful we’ve

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Dalziel defends foundation in spite of review

Lianne Dalziel

SUPPORT: Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the Christchurch Foundation performed a pivotal

role when the city was inundated with charitable donations after the mosque shootings

in 2019.

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got a foundation that has the capacity

to respond if we need it to

respond in times of urgent need.”

However city councillor Yani

Johanson accepted an organisation

would incur higher costs

when it was established but he

did express concern that staff

costs made up 62 per cent of

the foundation’s expenses, with

$413,761 devoted to three salaries

in the 2020-21 financial year.

“What’s concerned me for a

number of years is the way in

which every organisation seems

to need a chief executive now,

and there seems to be an ever

increasing quantum of money

going to those at the top,” he told

RNZ.

Deloitte said the foundation

was not forthcoming with all financial

information it requested

though chief executive Amy

Carter told Stuff they were being

audited at the time and were unable

to provide the level of detail

Deloitte required.

She said Deloitte had permission

to talk with the foundation’s

accountants KPMG and auditors

PWC but they declined.

“We have got nothing to hide,”

she said.

Via a statement, Carter also

said Deloitte “had little experience

reviewing not-for-profits”,

something she believed required

a “specialist skill set”.

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• By Anna Leask

POLICE ARE considering an

appeal against a sentence of

community detention handed

down to a Christchurch man

who stalked his estranged wife

for two years – breaching a

protection order six times and

“creeping” onto her property at

night to install GPS trackers on

her car and following her.

And the full details of the

lengths Jason Knowles’ went to

keep tabs on his ex after she left

him can now be revealed after

court documents were provided

to the Herald outlining his persistent

and prolonged offending.

Knowles, 49, was sentenced to

three months’ community detention

with a curfew from 10pm

when he appeared in the district

court on February 3.

He had earlier pleaded guilty

to six charges relating to breaching

a protection order granted to

his former wife who says she left

him because of his “abuse” and

treatment of their children.

The maximum penalty for his

repeated offending was three

years in prison.

However, Judge Quentin Hix

handed down three months of

community detention – meaning

Knowles is confined to his home

during the curfew hours.

Police are now “currently considering

its options in relation to

any possible appeals”.

The Herald has been granted

permission to publish the full

details of the offending – which

began in October 2019 shortly

after his estranged wife was

granted a temporary protection

order against him.

In January 2020 Knowles’ ex

– who has permanent name suppression

– was visiting a friend

and he was spotted “loitering

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Community detention for stalker: Police

around” the address about 15m

from the entrance “watching”

the property.

He was charged with breaching

the protection order – but

that did not stop him.

In February 2020 a final protection

order was issued.

In June Knowles went to an

address he owns with his ex –

next to the house where she lived

at the time with their children.

Court documents reveal he

stood at a fence that divides the

two properties and for almost

two hours, “stared at the victim’s

address” while she was home.

Her security cameras captured

him that night – and on a number

of other occasions, leaving

her feeling scared and intimidated

in her own home.

In August 2020 Knowles was

seen a number of times parked in

a car near where the victim was.

One time she was on a class

trip with one of her children,

another time he was parked near

the former family home.

Both times he was in a car the

victim did not recognise.

In August he also placed a GPS

tracking device on his ex-wife’s

car.

The tracker enabled him to

send a text code and receive the

GPS location of her car whenever

he wanted.

Across 27 days he sent 73 text

messages to obtain information

about where her car was.

On August 31 police, alerted

by the woman, searched the car

and discovered the tracker and

removed it.

But the next day Knowles

“crawled down the driveway”

of her property at 12.15am and

placed a second tracker on the

car.

The Herald understands

Knowles’ actions were caught on

security camera.

Police found the second tracking

device hours later – in the

same spot as the first.

At sentencing, Knowles’

ex wife described living with

two years of “unrelenting”

intimidation and threats

and feared Knowles, who felt

“completely entitled” to do

whatever he wanted regardless of

any court order.

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“I feel he will never leave me

alone … he thinks of me as his

possession and that he should

have complete control over me,”

she said.

“I feel anxious, stressed,

paranoid . . . his behaviour has

been frightening … stalking and

following us absolutely everywhere

… I am fearful of what comes next

… I fear for my safety.”

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court that Knowles “creeping” offending

was “quite disturbing”.

“It demonstrates a high level of

psychological abuse, a high level of

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Defence lawyer Simon Shamy

disagreed, saying the fact that

there was “no violence, no threat

of violence, no communication”

meant the offending was “lowerlevel

offending”.

Judge Hix agreed the combination

of repeated offending were

“serious psychological abuse”.

But he was convinced by a presentence

report from a psychologist

that Knowles had changed

his approach and was improving

his attitude towards his family.

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• By Chris Barclay

PETROL prices in Christchurch

are breaking the $2 per litre

barrier for 91 octane, as gassing

up the car tracks towards pre-

Covid-19 levels.

A survey of petrol prices in the

city via price comparison app

Gaspy yesterday revealed a wide

disparity at the pump, with the

cost per litre ranging from $1.84

(Addington) to $2.04 (Hornby).

Rebounding crude oil prices,

the weather-related shut down

of refineries in the United States,

Covid-19 vaccine roll-outs and

improving economic confidence

have combined to impact on

motorists.

Automobile Association’s

general manager of motoring

affairs, Mike Noon, said it was

difficult to gauge when prices

would stabilise.

“I think there’s still a long

way to go. Demand is still significantly

off around the world

compared to where it was before

Covid. We’ve still got lots of

countries in lock down,” he said.

“You’d expect there maybe

some increase or pressure on fuel

prices as economies start to recover

and vaccination programmes

roll-out around the world.

“We have also seen sometimes

around Easter the US does its

fuel stock take to see how much

fuel it has in storage and that

sometimes cause a little rumble

in pricing.”

Global fuel prices bounced

back late last year after dropping

significantly in the first four

months of 2020 as the global

pandemic took hold.

Before Covid-19 reached New

Zealand, the average price of 91

octane was about $2.15 a litre.

Last February crude oil was

$US50 a barrel, down from

$US61 at the start of the year.

A barrel of Brent crude oil was

quoted at $US65 a barrel on

Thursday February 25 2021 The Star

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Prices for 91climbing

back above $2 per litre

UPWARD TREND: Petrol prices are moving towards

pre Covid-19 levels.

PHOTO: GOEFF SLOAN

OilPrice.com yesterday.

While prices are trending

upwards, Noon said competition

ensured discounts were now a

fixture in the marketplace.

The pricing in New Zealand is

now very varied. There are no single

prices you look at to say ‘Gosh,

here’s a national price’,” he said.

“We have a lot of other players

in the market now. We have the

Nelson Petroleum’s (NPD) the

Allied’s, the Waitomo’s and the

Gull’s,” he said.

Then you have a lot of deals

on different cards and different

schemes. If you want to get a fuel

discount you can, which never

used to be the case.”

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Premature births tax hospital resources

Neonatal

intensive care

unit running

over capacity

• By Bea Gooding

SHOCK: July and Dave McQueen with their son who was

born eight weeks early, weighing just under 2kg.

WHEN JULY McQueen was

rushed to Christchurch Women’s

Hospital to give birth eight

weeks early, there wasn’t much

time to react to news that she

had to do so in another city.

Midwives advised her and

husband, Dave, that the neonatal

intensive care unit was well over

capacity at the time and could

not accommodate any more

babies.

But as they prepared to transfer

to a hospital in Dunedin

things took a turn at the last

minute and it was deemed no

longer safe for McQueen to

travel.

“We didn’t have time to react.

As if having to deliver our child

eight weeks too early isn’t shocking

enough, we really just dealt

with the news as they gave it to

us,” McQueen said.

“I knew that they had mine

and my baby’s best interests in

mind when they suggested to

move us to another hospital with

a well-equipped neonatal intensive

care unit.”

McQueen was 31 weeks pregnant

when her son decided to

make his entrance into the world

this month, weighing more than

expected for his age at just 4.2

pounds.

She said nothing sudden or

obvious happened that triggered

her water to break. At first, she

thought her bladder was leaking

– until it kept going.

Said McQueen: “I rang my

midwife immediately who instructed

me to go straight to hospital.

It was only when the results

came back from a test after I gave

birth revealing that I developed

an infection in my placenta that

will eventually affect the baby.

“At that point, the baby’s

natural defence mechanism

took its course.”

Midwives tried their best to

Inpatient deliveries at

Christchurch Women’s

Hospital during December

2015 – 420

2016 – 415

2017 – 422

2018 – 409

2019 – 412

2020 – 426

Total: 2932

Inpatient deliveries at

Christchurch Women’s

Hospital during January

2015 – 476

2016 – 395

2017 – 451

2018 – 461

2019 – 451

2020 – 451

2021 – 449

Total: 3134

delay birth and stop labour with

medication.

She was told that due to

NICU’s over-capacity, it would

be ideal if she did not go into

labour, “but my baby had other

plans.”

After about eight hours, he was

born.

Canterbury District Health

Board clinical director Dr Nicola

Austin confirmed that NICU

was currently operating over

capacity. However, the hospital

did not characterise this as

“overcrowding.”

Women have not been sent

to different hospitals due to

capacity in the maternity wards,

she said, but it differed if they

were at risk.

“When required, for capacityrelated

reasons, we do need to

transfer mothers with high-risk

pregnancies to other regions with

available NICU beds before they

deliver their baby,” Austin said.

CDHB director of midwifery

Norma Campbell said one moment

of time did not represent

whether the birthing suite was

over capacity.

“Just like ED, it can move very

rapidly, from being manageable

to operating at full capacity, and

vice versa, within the course of a

day,” Campbell said.

Data supplied by CDHB

revealed an average of 418 inpatient

deliveries during the month

of December at Christchurch

Women’s in the past seven years

– excluding home births, and

births at St George’s Hospital.

But last December and January,

the numbers were 426 and

449 respectively.

Maximum resourced capacity

at the Christchurch NICU has

increased from 41 to 44 babies.

Austin said additional nurses

are put on shifts to cover higher

occupancy rates.

McQueen said she received

adequate care in spite of limited

resources.

“Even with limited resources,

I’ve never been made to feel like I

was a nuisance to them,” she said.

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NEWS

• By Anna Leask

A FUNERAL has been held for

a man allegedly murdered in

central Christchurch this week.

Faiz Ali died after a violent incident

at an Armagh St property.

He was laid to rest last night

at the Ruru Lawn Cemetery and

prayers were held at the Al Noor

mosque.

A public notice said his

Janazah (funeral) was held at

7pm on Tuesday and people were

asked to pray for his family, most

of whom are overseas.

Ali was born and raised in

Sabeto in the Nadi area of Fiji.

His father passed away just

weeks ago.

He is survived by his mother

and siblings in Nadi, Auckland

and Brisbane.

His brother Tash Ali said

family in Fiji also gathered to

pray on Tuesday night as the

funeral ritual went ahead in New

Zealand.

His sister Azaria posted on

Facebook that she would miss

Ali “forever”.

Others who knew Ali described

him as “a wonderful

young man” and an “amazing”

person.

“Such a beautiful soul! Will

miss his ‘Colgate smile’,” said one

woman.

Police were initially called

to the scene after reports of a

serious assault and a hammerwielding

man seen “saturated”

in blood.

Ali’s body was found soon after

and a homicide investigation

is now underway.

A 38-year-old man has been

charged with murder and

appeared in the district court.

Ali was a manager at Indian

grocery store Krazy Price Mart.

Colleague Nishaal Nikesh said

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Funeral held for man allegedly murdered

TRAGIC: Faiz Ali was allegedly murdered in central Christchurch earlier this week. Right:

The cordoned off intersection of Armagh and Barbadoes Sts. PHOTOS: SUPPLIED

Ali was a joyful person who was

great with his customers.

“He was a very kind-hearted

guy, very helpful,” he said.

“He didn’t have any personal

grudges or any fights with anyone,

as far as I know.”

Nikesh said Ali’s colleagues

were reeling over the news of his

alleged murder.

“It’s really shocking for us to

hear this but we’re still yet to

know what was going on inside,

we didn’t know about his personal

life,” he said.

“He has been working for

this company for the past eight

years,” said Nikesh.

“I’m really shocked at the moment

. . . he was a very, very good

friend of mine . . . very helpful.

“Three weeks ago he lost his

dad and he hadn’t come out of

that trauma yet . . . [It’s] very,

very sad for us at the moment.”

Customers were also saddened

by the news of Ali’s death.

“So sad – he was a very nice

person who always served people

with a smile, said a customer.

Another wrote that Ali was

“such an awesome dude” who was

“always so chatty and happy”.

“So sad to hear. It won’t be the

same (not) seeing your smile and

hearing your jokes when we’re

down at the shop,” said another

woman.

The man accused of murdering

Ali has been granted interim

name suppression.

Judge Mark Callaghan

remanded the man in custody

without plea to next appear at

the High Court at Christchurch

next month. – NZ Herald

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NEWS

City2Surf has history of

overcoming adversity

• By Matt Slaughter

THE CITY2SURF fun run, is

all about helping people achieve

their personal goals, quite oten

against the odds.

The run has also been

challenged in recent years and

has had to overcome adversity in

those times.

The event’s old eastern

suburbs course was devastated

by the February 22, 2011

earthquake, which is being

commemorated this week.

It was the first time in 37 years

the event was cancelled but just

one year later, Star Media found

a new course and competitors

flocked to participate again.

Then came the 2019 mosque

shootings.

Rather than let March 15

stop the City2Surf, Star Media

made the difficult decision to

hold the event the following

weekend. This helped lit

community spirits at a time of

grief.

Last year’s event was cancelled

due to

Covid-19, like

many other

events across

Christchurch

and the rest of

the world.

For this

reason, next month’s Les Mills

City2Surf on March 21 is

shaping up to be an extra special

occasion, with thousands of

people already entered to take

part.

Star Media regional manager

Steve McCaughan said: “This

year may be our biggest yet. Star

Media is honouring all entries

bibs held over from last year and

2021 entries appear to also be

very strong.

The City2Surf is iconic with

Cantabrians and this year we

have another amazing prize

pool for participants to win, plus

we have drinks and giveaways

on the finish line, where you can

pick up your certificate.”

With less than a month to go,

McCaughan said people should

grab a friend or organise a work

group and enter today.

This year’s supporting

charity is the Prostate Cancer

Foundation of New Zealand.

To enter the City2Surf or find

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Helping over-65s get

back into workforce

• By Matt Slaughter

AGE CONCERN Canterbury

has created a new role to help

over 65-year-olds who have lost

jobs because of Covid-19 back

into work.

Its chief executive Simon Templeton

anticipates the pandemic’s

impact on job losses for this age

group will be significant.

He said the new position is

needed to help find new jobs for

those who have become unemployed,

because superannuation

payments are not high enough

for the increasing number of

over-65s renting or having to pay

off mortgages.

Superannuants receive $424 a

week for those living alone and

$652 a week for married couples

who both qualify.

Statistics NZ spokesman James

Weir said about 25 per cent of 65

to 70-year-olds either still have

to work to afford to live, or work

by choice. He said this number

has increased over the last few

years and anticipates it will continue

to grow.

The unemployment rate for

over-65s in New Zealand for December

last year was 2.1 per cent,

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0.7 per cent more than the same

time in 2019 (1.4 per cent).

Templeton said the full extent

of Covid-19’s impact on unemployment

for over-65s is not yet

known, but he believes they will

have been hit hard.

Said Templeton: “I haven’t seen

any age breakdowns yet, but it

wouldn’t surprise me if older

people are being let go.

The real number of over-65s

in the workforce is growing

every day as well and, you know,

we know they face challenges

around ageism in some workplaces.”

Ian Fraser runs Seniors@

Work, a website which helps people

over 50s find employment.

He said of jobs recently listed

for driver fillers for Vector Ltd

across a number of New Zealand

locations on the website, the position

in Christchurch received

the most applications.

The Christchurch one attracted

easily the most instant

number of job views and applications,

which to me, tells me

that Christchurch is struggling.

I mean, I can’t verify that, but

that’s my sort of gut reading.”

Ministry of Social Development

unemployment statistics

for January show 5.5 per cent

of Canterbury 18 to 64-yearolds

are receiving jobseeker

benefits. This is the fith lowest

unemployment rate of all New

Zealand regions.

New Zealand’s unemployment

rate for this age group as of

December was 4.9 per cent, a 0.8

per cent increase compared to

2019 (4.1 per cent).


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The Star Thursday February 25 2021

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NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Ghost stories: From Albie the friendly

Reporter Samantha

Mythen compiles

scary stories from

the Lyttelton – Ain’t

No Place I’d Rather

Be! Facebook page

Helen Shrewsbury lived

in the stone cottage on St

Davids St, and tells of a

friendly ghost story

My son, Jak, was four-yearsold

when we moved into the old

stone cottage on St Davids St.

My husband was spending the

week working in the south, and

one Tuesday afternoon Jak was

sitting at the kitchen table drawing

while I went into the garden

to collect washing from the line.

As I came back into the house Jak

announced, “dad’s home”. I was

a little surprised and went to the

front of the house to see whether

his car was outside. There was no

sign of him, so I went back to the

kitchen and asked Jak, “what made

you think dad was home?” He

replied, “because I saw him”!

I looked around the house and

found nothing, eventually returning

to the kitchen and asking Jak where

“dad” had gone. Almost without

looking up, Jak said, “he went into

the bathroom”. The door to the bathroom

was next to the kitchen so I

very gingerly opened the bathroom

door. No sign of anyone.

I returned to Jak and asked him

what “dad” had been wearing.

Without hesitation he said, “green

trousers and a brown top”.

That could’ve been the end of

the story, but we later discovered

a previous inhabitant, Albert Fox,

had regularly worn the clothes

described when tending to his

garden. He also went daily from

the garden to the bathroom to

wash his hands. He had lived there

for around 50 years before passing

away in the house.

We ended up moving next door

and built a house on land that

had been Albert’s garden. Over

the years there were a few sightings

of a man digging or walking

in our garden and we would just

shrug and say, “it was probably

just Albie”.

Linda Horan lived next door

to the stone cottage:

Albie Fox was a lovely man. We

lived next door all our lives and

I would feel so at peace if I was

witness to Albie’s presence.

Cressy House, Cressy Tce

Locals believe Cressy House

is haunted. The large house was

originally built as the caretaker’s

home of the old orphanage prior

to 1906. It was then renovated in

1933 and opened as the Lyttelton

Maternity Hospital. It has been a

rest home and is now a boarding

house

Monique Silva, who lived

there said

We heard somethings stomping

up and down the hallway yelling

at each other, it was awful. People

SPOOKY: Cressy House, built in the early 1900s, has seen many inhabitants pass through its rooms. But some may have

never left.

would stay and think Glen

(husband) and I were arguing

but it was just the angry hallway

ghosts. Also my eldest daughter

stood on a wiggly tile in the

bathroom, it flipped up and there

was a note under it that said,

“Sophie you will die in this room”

. . . Holly had for a long time

begged me to change her name to

Sophie. This gave us all chills.

Another poster said

People have hung themselves in

there and I’ve been told by people

who live there that they have

seen dark spirits in the hallways

at night. And there are multiple

writings on the walls saying RIP

this person and RIP that person.

Silva also has experienced a

ghost when the family moved to

her Ripon St home two years ago.

When we first moved into Ripon

St two years ago, our youngest

called out crying, her first night

in her room. She said there was a

witch in her room but that she was

nice. We settled her but she kept

sitting up pointing at the corner of

the room saying “daddy can you see

her? See the old lady in my room”.

It was so creepy!

We had a small ceremony the

next day and politely asked the

witch to leave us be and that we

would look after the house and

that our children needed sleep

without her there. We haven’t had

a problem since.

Other posters tell of

a corner in Lyttelton

haunted by a young girl

who was horrifically

murdered in 1875, her

body was dumped in the

bushes along Ripon St

The 1875 newspapers called

it, “The most horrible murder

ever perpetrated in Canterbury.”

Isabella Thompson, 13, had

left her home in Dampier Bay

in the late afternoon to walk to

her school where she bought

tickets to an upcoming picnic

day in Riccarton. Afterwards, she

was spotted crying and walking

alongside an older man. She was

never seen alive again. Just after

6pm, two young boys noticed a

white handkerchief poking from

behind a fence on Ripon St. At

investigating further, they saw the

blood-stained face of the little girl.

Her dress had been torn and her

throat was cut. A man was caught

and the jury took just 12 minutes

to find him guilty of murdering

Isabella. He was hanged.

Helen Peterson used to live in

Dampier Bay in a house that was

built as a school called Fergusons

in 1859. She said it was occupied by

a presence, often hearing footsteps

going up and down the stairs. She

wonders if it was Isabella.

The Loons building

Alex Wright works as a duty

manager at the Loons building

and believes it is haunted by a

presence.

I had finished work and was

sitting at the end of the bar having

my staff drink, I looked up at the

monitor which has the CCTV and

I could see something moving in

the camera. It was a humanoid

shape but moved like smoke and

was translucent.

The temperature felt cold and I

could feel a chill run up my spine

and I felt a strange aura. It wasn’t

sinister but there was a feeling of

sadness, like the presence there

wanted to be left in peace.

I promptly skulled my wine and

left whatever the presence was in

peace. Other strange things have

occurred like doors randomly

opening and something triggering

the upstairs alarm when nobody

is up there. Someone apparently

hung themselves in the upstairs

bar/venue many years ago.

51 Canterbury St has

some chilling tales told

by numerous people who

have lived there over the

years

One resident said

I remember when my uncle had

51 Canterbury St. Apparently, a

presence who occupied the house

was an old sea captain. People that

were looking after the house one

time left after they were freaked

out by odd noises. Or was it their

over-inflated imagination.

Another resident lived there

and her children felt a presence,

As adults today they still chat and

ponder about it.

Linda Horan’s brother had

the minister perform a ceremony

at the house.

She said: “We often felt a

presence in the house. It was not

scary rather it was just letting us

know it was there.”

Another local tells a sweet

tale of a dog connection

between worlds

Some of my ancestors are buried

in the cemetery in Lyttleton. We

went for a walk there years ago

and had our dog with us. As we

were walking through, the dog

lay down and played dead on

someone’s grave. Turns out that

the grave she had laid on was a

fireman who had been buried with

his dog. She must have picked up

on it as that was the grave she went

straight for out of all of the graves

and she wouldn’t leave. She was

whimpering as well.


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gardener to spine-chilling encounters

The Lyttelton Hotel

hosted more than just

tourists

Thursday February 25 2021 The Star

The old Lyttelton Hotel burnt

down with a boarder sleeping.

When the new one was built, the

ghost came with the building. It

used to walk in and out of the dining

room and into the lounge, even

during the day. It would go into the

bar lounge and the owners of the

hotel at the time had a small poodle

and it would run around and bark

at what we thought was nothing.

The bar lady (Gloria) at the

time said it was in the bar all the

time and she would talk to it. My

daughter felt its presence one day

in the dining room and wouldn’t go

back in it.

Previous owners often heard

someone playing pool and when

they went to look, no one was there.

This always happened prior to them

opening business for the day.

Lyttelton Museum

Bill Edminstin used to live

upstairs of the Lyttelton Museum,

working as the caretaker for many

years. It used to be the old seaman’s

mission, built in 1911. Bill said he

used to hear strange eerie sounds

and the security alarms went off at

all hours for no apparent reason.

It was always spooky when

he had to pass the ground floor

displays as he headed up to his flat

at night.

Lyttelton is filled with

quirky historic buildings

over 100 years old that are

still lived in today – with

more than just the living it

seems

Suzanne Ormandy said

My daughter went to Lyttelton

Main and saw a woman from

another time sweeping the lower

school area, they looked at each

other. We lived up in a manor

house up on Cunningham Tce,

built in 1880, the first day we

moved in, I saw a lady move from

one side of the hallway to the next,

she was nice and gentle. There was

also another entity there which was

angry, aggressive and freaked the

bejesus out of us, we had the house

cleansed, however, the darkness

lurked around in the shadows.

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Cr Mauger wants to fix

walkway – with permission

• By Matt Slaughter

PHIL MAUGER wants to take

a break from his vigilante ways

and repair a second floodprone

footpath beneath Anzac

bridge with the city council’s

permission.

A city council spokesperson

said: “The council’s parks unit is

investigating a possibility of Cr

Mauger’s company completing

some maintenance work under

Anzac bridge in New Brighton.

It may be several weeks before

the parties will be able to confirm

any details.”

Mauger said this will be his

way of doing good after using

a digger from his business

Maugers Contracting Ltd to cut

an unauthorised 70m trench

on Pages Rd in Bexley to drain

flooding without permission last

year.

He is still under investigation

from city council staff for doing

this.

Mauger filled the other walkway

below the Anzac bridge

with shingle last year to allow

pedestrian access, also without

the city council’s permission.

Both walkways have flooded

since the February 22, 2011

earthquake.

Mauger said he wants to fix

the remaining walkway below

the bridge, and will do so for

FIX IT: City councillor Phil

Mauger wants to repair

the flood-prone footpath

beneath Anzac bridge

with permission from the

city council this time.

free as a way to do good after the

trench-digging controversy.

Said Mauger: “The red zone

[city council] team and I are

working closely together to come

to a satisfactory resolution to

the work that we’ve done on the

trench.”

Mauger is to meet with a city

council staff member at the

walkway site to discuss the scope

of works he will complete.

He said the plan is for him to

“tidy up the approach paths to

the [bridge] underpass and fill

the underpass with about half

a metre of shingle so that it’s

passable.”

He estimates this work

will take about six weeks to

complete.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Covid not only factor

to city’s drop in crime

• By Matt Slaughter

CRIME IN Christchurch

dropped last year for reasons

more than just the Covid-19

lockdown, police say.

Statistics in the Crime

Snapshot section of the police

website show, there were 21,459

crimes in Christchurch last year,

3132 less than the 24,591 that

occurred in 2019.

The only type of crime that increased

was assault. There were

1895 assaults last year, compared

to 1777 a year earlier.

Said Senior Sergeant Roy Appley:

The increase in assaults

from 2019 to 2020 is relatively

low and is therefore unlikely to

be attributable to a single factor.

“It is possible that a rise in

family harm reports has contributed

to this – both as a result of

Covid-related restrictions and

the Integrated Safety Response

work carried out by Canterbury

police.

“Increased reporting,

particularly of family harm

incidents, is a positive thing

and demonstrates increased

confidence in police.”

Every other crime listed in

the Crime Snapshot section

decreased.

Christchurch crime

in 2020 compared to

2019

Assault

2019: 1777

2020: 1895

Sexual assault

2019: 237

2020: 222

Abduction

2019: 20

There were 5609 burglaries,

compared to 7061 in 2019. Thefts

were down from 15,197 to 13,508

and robberies decreased from

299 to 214.

Sexual assaults were also

down. A total of 222 occurred,

15 less than last year, and there

were 11 abductions, compared to

20 last year.

The decrease in other crime

datasets is relatively low and

therefore it is difficult to accurately

pinpoint a cause.

“In the last 12 months,

Canterbury district has had an

increased focus on prevention

activity and it is possible this has

contributed.

“A Metro Targeting Team has

2020: 11

Robbery

2019: 299

2020: 214

Burglary

2019: 7061

2020: 5609

Theft

2019: 15,197

2020: 13,508

Total crimes

2019: 24,591

2020: 21,459

been introduced, predominantly

focused on reducing burglaries.

There has also been increased

resources dedicated to the

Precision Targeting Team and

the Offender Prevention Team,

aimed at prevention activities

with recidivist and high risk offenders,”

said Appley.

Christchurch followed the

same crime trends as New Zealand

as a whole, with 268,386

committed throughout the

country, 10,468 less than 2019.

Assaults increased by 7561,

or 14.1 per cent, compared with

2019.

There were 9654 less thefts

and 8033 less burglaries

nationwide.


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NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Fire started after thug breaks into tyre shop

CHRISTCHURCH tyre shop

workers are frustrated after

a thug smashed into their

building and started a fire in

the kitchen yesterday.

Windows were smashed,

apparently with a brick, to

gain entry to Premium Tyres

& Auto on Linwood Ave at

about 6am.

Fire and security alarms

alerted Fire and Emergency

NZ and police to the

incident.

A police spokeswoman said

it was unclear if anything had

been stolen.

A spokesman for Premium

Tyres & Auto also said it

doesn’t appear anything was

taken in the break-in.

He said it was hard to say

how much damage has been

caused.

The kitchen is looking

pretty black,” he said.

“Just another day at the

office.”

DAMAGE:

Fire and

police

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the scene of

the break-in

and fire this

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ORDEAL: Tug Lyttelton listing to its

port side after being caught under

the wharf. PHOTO: DANIEL ODERING

Tug Lyttelton

safe after

catching

on wharf

• By Samantha Mythen

A QUICK RESPONSE from volunteers

ensured tugboat Lyttelton was back sailing

on Saturday after it became attached to the

wharf.

At around noon the Lyttelton Volunteer

Fire Brigade was called out because it appeared

Lyttelton was sinking.

Chief fire officer Mark Buckley said

the situation was not as dramatic as first

seemed.

They had arrived expecting to pump out

water, but there was no water inside the tug.

Rather, the metal strip protecting the

wooden timber belting that runs around the

tug on the port side had caught under some

metal attached to the wharf piles.

As the tide had come in, the starboard

side had risen yet the port side was held by

the metal, causing the boat to list around

12deg.

Said president of the Tug Lyttelton

Preservation Society Roger Ellery: “It did

cause a fuss but was really just a storm in a

teacup.”

The fire brigade working with society

volunteers managed to unfasten the tug

from the wharf.

“When Lyttelton was unfastened it

bobbed merrily about like a rubber duck in

a bath,” Ellery said

The tug was safe to sail again, setting out

on its harbour tour on Sunday.


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LETTERS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Readers react to last week’s column by former Wellington newspaper editor and now well known

blogger and columnist Karl du Fresne who lamented where New Zealand was heading

The article on the opinion page

is just so, so correct in what Karl

du Fresne has put in front of us

to read.

What a good read without the

bleeding hearts around to say

it is not PC to put this down on

paper without ducking for cover

by using a false front. It will be

interesting to see the response

that is received. Good on the The

Star for putting the opinion out

there. – John Stapleton

The article by Karl du Frense

is brilliant, and should be

compulsory reading for most

thinking New Zealanders. It

totally describes where New

Zealand is heading under

“Comrade Ardern” and her

Government’s socialist ideals.

What is even more distressing

and worrying is that it is

dividing New Zealand, and

sending it backwards down

a very slippery slope. – N W

Holmes

This would have to be the most

well written, well balanced and

lucid assessment of the current

state of play in this country that I

have seen.

Karl du Fresne needs to be

congratulated as does the The

Star for publishing it.

I represent one of the great

unwashed and proud Kiwis

mentioned in the final paragraph

of the column and fear for

what society will have to offer

my grandchildren. The views

represented by the column are

those of many of my friends and

family. A group of loyal citizens,

reticent about speaking out in

fear of being labelled racist and

loath to be on the receiving end

of attacks from the left wing

loony “cancel culture” brigade.

The true test of the prime

minister’s political allegiances

and her agenda will become

evident when the extent of this

countries participation in the

great “reset” is known. – Greg

Ward

Totally agree with Karl’s column

on NZ being transformed.

It is quite scary with people’s

opinions not being allowed if it

does not conform to ideologies of

the government.

Free speech is becoming a

thing from the past. You are even

told how you should think. –

Karin Millner

Well done that man. Karl du

Fresne has the determination

to speak about some of

many matters which faceless

officialdom has foisted upon the

public.

That public widely finds the

imposition of decisions and

regulations which largely run

contrary to common sense

and rational opinion to leave

us feeling we are in a state of

controlling over rule.

Many of us are afraid to

express our opinions and

beliefs in case of being accused

of hate speech or racism. – G

Thompson

It was a very well-informed

and thoughtful commentary,

pointing out so much that is

worrying under our present

regime.

Let us hear more from such

columnists and hope that New

Zealanders wake up to the tidal

wave of adverse propaganda that

is sweeping over us. – Hilary

Anderson

Both yourself and Mr du

Fresne deserve congratulations

for the article on the subject

of the transformation of NZ

under the present government –

yourself for the courage to

print what has become

unpopular material, and Mr

du Fresne for the quality of his

research and accuracy of his

conclusions.

The large number of people

who voted for the Marxist party

line that we are now seeing must

surely wake up to what they did,

but by then the damage will have

been done. – Bruce and Jan

Carpenter

Of all the opinion pieces in the

world, you chose to publish ‘NZ

is being transformed – and not

in a good way’ last week.

One can only surmise what

the motivation was for selecting

that piece for the dump of

your paper in Christchurch

readers letterboxes. – David

Woodings

Thank you for having the

courage to print a counter to

the overwhelmingly hard left

opinions of a vociferous socialist/

communist that often dominate

mainstream media. – Mark

Laslett

Glad to see there are still some

columnists prepared to write

common sense articles and

not kowtow to the pretentious

sycophantic pro-lib main stream

media that has been able to

indoctrinate large numbers of

New Zealand people through a

indefatigable bombardment and

inculcation of their ideological

views.

May Mr du Fresne’s column

become a regular and much

needed tonic for our browbeaten

and wearied community. – B

Frame

Karl du Fresne writes an

interesting column about New

Zealand being transformed.

He mentions the education

bureaucrats with their neo

Marxist identity politics which

he fears will influence teaching.

To me this opinion is nothing

new nor is the influence new.

I had been thinking the same

way for at least the 40 years and,

reading British and American

commentators from the 1940s

onward as I often do, I see that

New Zealand has been going

that way for as long as I can

remember. – Gary Chisholm

I thought his column was

accurate and summed up nicely

the current political landscape

in NZ. He stated very eloquently

what myself and my workmates

have been saying amongst

ourselves lately, that we are

undergoing ideological change

under the current Government

that most of us don’t want a bar

of, and I suspect most NZ voters

did not vote for.

We hardly ever see such

commentary in the media either

as most of the NZ media seem to

be cheerleaders for the current

crowd and their ideology. –

Grant Purser

I agree with everything Karl

has written he is spot on NZ will

waken up when it is too late. –

Cath Lyall

I was buoyed by this article.

While I see that it was initially

published by The Spectator,

thanks to The Star for having the

guts to republish it, something

that Karl suggests the woke

leftist media (print, TV and

radio) in this country would be

reluctant to do.

At last print media is prepared

to address a topic which, I would

suggest, the majority of this

country’s population is unaware

of the impact such actions by the

Government will have on them.

With regard to Maori Wards,

the Government is prepared to

ignore the overwhelming

response of ratepayers against

their introduction in numerous

referenda. We are on track to end

up with a separatist society. –

Tony Fleete

After reading Karl’s opinion

piece in The Star, it completely

sums up my feelings on the

direction NZ is heading.

The Maorisation and the leftist

woke in NZ has got to the point

where nobody dare stand up and

speak the truth or even hold an

opinion that is not in accordance

with woke assertions. – Jeff

Mcilroy

All praise to The Star for the

article.

I am completely is support

of all matters the former

newspaper editor espouses in

this article.

Currently we are being

conditioned accept

(brainwashed) changes to our

way of life we currently enjoy.

I will expand on one subject

only and that is horticulture,

farming and forestry.

We are a horticulture, farming

and forestry country where we

produce food and other produces

for ourselves but for numerous

countries world wide with the

income derived from these

industries to benefit for all New

Zealanders.

These industries provide

employment for many New

Zealanders to enable them a very

good lifestyle.

From what appears in the

newsprint the new draconian

new rules for farming will

be disheartening to those in

farming and will be disincentive

to new entrants in this work

place.

What will these industries look

like say in 10 years time when all

these newly ordained rules are

in place.

I ask the question where will

New Zealand income come

from. – Cyril Smith

Karl’s article is expressing the

view that many New Zealanders

are feeling, but do not have the

courage to speak out for fear of

being called racists.

We need more journalists

to be willing to be critical of

some aspects of the media’s

presentation of Maori affairs.

This is not racism but democracy

in a multicultural society, not a

bicultural one. – John Packer

Karl du Fresne and I share a lot

in common.

We are both ageing males of

European descent.

Our most fundamental

disagreement is not about New

Zealand being transformed

(again) but the benefit of the

transformation.

I argue that the transformations

are in general good.

The fact that they do not

benefit my white male privilege

is neither here nor there. The fact

that my freedom and rights are

limited by their impact on other

people’s freedoms and rights is

not new.

In the New Zealand I was

raised we were always reminded

to think about others.

The perpendicular pronoun

“I” didn’t stand for much in a

world in which “we” mattered

more. While it was not nirvana,

there was a modicum of personal

responsibility that tempered our

sense of entitlement and rights.

Maori were disadvantaged

then as they are now after

being deprived of their cultural

and economic base to benefit

privileged, mainly British,

landowners.

But then the descendants of

indentured labourers, landless

migrants and most the Catholic

Irish did not fare as well though

their ethnicity and mainly

Protestant Christian faith

opened doors for limited social

and economic mobility and

privilege.

Suddenly, and much too late,

most New Zealanders woke up to

find the tolerant and moderately

fair-minded society they grew up

in had irrevocably changed.

The “we” society had

transformed to the “me” society.

Rights and freedom trumped

responsibilities. Private property

rights trumped all. Suddenly

greed became good and money

was king and debt the essential

economic lubricant.

Any criticism of the new

neo-liberal world order was met

by the shrill cries of “socialist”

or from those masquerading as

public intellectuals “Marxist”.

Hate speech was reborn from

of a lack of respect for cultural

differences and people of

different, non-Christian, faiths.

If teaching history truthfully and

frankly rather than just reciting

the victor’s story is Marxist,

then Karl and I must have been

reading different works of Marx.

I celebrate the current

transformation and Karl does

not, just as, I suspect, Karl

celebrated the Douglas and

Richardson reforms and I did

not.

I wonder who will be on the

right side of history this time

around. – David Marra


Thursday February 25 2021 The Star

To Karl du Fresne I concur

with your column. I am

concerned that is making us a

divided nation. Not the “one

people’’ so glibly voiced. – R

Stuart

I lament along with Karl du

Fresne . . . he outlines clearly and

quite correctly all that our small

nation is being subjected to.

The divisive starts early in

the school systems and continues

on. How about that racial

profiling to enter into Otago

Medical School? How about

those sports teams whose

membership is based on a

particular racial background?

Karl warns of the “idealogical

tsunami” washing over NZ

. . . grab your life vests and head

for the hills. Sink or swim New

Zealand. – S Preston

I am seriously impressed with

the bravery and honesty of Karl’s

column. I get thoroughly sick and

tired of our mainstream media

sources only presenting one side

(the left side) of the story.

Whether it be TV, internet or

good old print media, we seem to

be bombarded with, essentially,

propaganda.

What really matters is not

that one has to agree with

Karl’s opinion, but that we are

presented with a healthy balance

of views and opinions that

stimulate vital and productive

discussion: always the sign of

a healthy society. – Martin

Harris

We want to hear your views

on the issues affecting life

in Canterbury

Send emails to:

barry@starmedia.kiwi

His views are a breath of fresh

air. I am a Kiwi born and bred

and a true child of 50s 60s NZ.

I am disturbed with the history

curriculum of present.

We need a far more in depth

look at the last 200-plus years in

NZ. Dare I mention the Onawae

massacre?

It is important that our

children see the whole picture. –

Philip Ansell

I was relieved to read the Karl

du Fresne opinion piece , I found

it a breath of fresh air and expect

‘the silent majority’ will also be

supportive of his views.

I believe (due to social media)

that our generation have been

forced to read the politicians’

PR and posts with support from

the media using cut and paste

and goes into print without investigation.

Du Fresne’s column

covers many issues that need to

be more widely debated outside

the echo-chamber of parliament.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Letters may be edited or rejected at Star Media’s

discretion. Letters should be about 200 words.

A name, postal address and phone number should be

provided.

Please use your real name, not a nickname, alias, pen

name or abbreviation.

We should be very concerned

about rewriting our history

curriculum as we need to

understand our collective history in

the context of the times, not as we

think it should be 200 years later.

I am also concerned about the

intended prioritisation of medical

resources based on race. Its

acceptable to prioritise resources

based on need and there are many

Chinese, Indian, Pacific Islanders

and European, New Zealanders

who are unable to get access to

adequate medical support and

funded prescription medication.

Developing a race-based focus

will destroy the egalitarian nature

of our collective culture. – Ian

McInnes

Du Fresne’s column reeks of

racism, sexism and privilege. Oh

how entertaining it is to watch

the straight, white man throw a

hissy because some other people

are getting a turn at some power

now. Embarrassing that you

would choose to print it. Check

your privilege Karl. – William

Burns

He is spot on with his

assertions on the sewer hole

this Government is taking us

down. We need more right wing,

conservative, libertarian and

Christian voices like his being

heard in the media.

The media in this country in

the last 20 years, whether it be

on line, TV, newspapers or radio

has been completely hijacked

by the progressive left to subtly

pushing their increasingly radical

agenda on an empathic, docile

public who are unaware of the

fire storm of social control and

engineering that is on the way. –

Wayne Evans

First of all, this does not read as

an opinion piece, more of a rant.

Partly because that’s what it is,

and partly because much of what

is said is unsubstantiated.

For example, the use of terms

“Marxist” or ‘”neo-Marxist”.

Albania was Marxist, so too

Cuba. The use of such a term

to describe any government in

New Zealand, even the almost

‘Socialist’ Labour governments

of 1935 and 1938, is absurd.

The general hegemony in New

Zealand would never tolerate a

Marxist leaning government, and

the centrist administrations we

end up with all know that. So it

is inflammatory to suggest such,

and I suspect Karl knows that.

The statement that “For

LETTERS 21

Labour, the economy is not so

much about generating income

as redistributing it”, is similarly

simplistic. All governments,

and most householders, know

that if you don’t make money

you can’t spend or redistribute

what you haven’t got. You can

borrow it of course, and all NZ

governments tend to do so, going

right back to Vogel’s admittedly

large borrowings. Muldoon also

borrowed a lot, so any argument

that only left leaning governments

borrow is bound to fail.

Redistribution is a different

matter. Left leaning governments

generally will try to level the

playing field more than rightist

ones. National under Key did

very little redistribution for

example. So that should be

expected. But there are some

steady heads in the present

Labour cabinet, who will know

that too much charity will

inevitably lead to being booted

out in 2023.

The massive tick given to

Ardern’s administration was in

lieu of the Covid-19 response,

and only a fool would think it

gives a licence to do whatever

with the rest of economic and

social policy.

I do agree that the teaching of

history should include both sides

of the coin, and having taught

some pre-European history in

New Zealand there is wealth of

stuff most Kiwis don’t know,

including Maori estranged from

their culture. – Patrick Doyle

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LETTERS

My husband and I are both

in our 70s and our income

now is solely from the national

superannuation.

We used to get some interest

from our meagre savings, however,

this is barely one per cent.

We already have expenses and

services that are increased almost

yearly the pension can only

stretch so far. The winter heating

subsidy looks set to be back to

the pre-Covid levels that will

take care of the annual pension

increase without having to find

extra money for a rate increase.

Not only does the rate increase

annoy me but the city council

spending seems to be in areas

that are not to the benefit of all.

It seems now there is mention of

some of the library services will

either disappear or be reduced.

The extension of cycle tracks

is another example of wasted

funds. We have lived in the

Queespark/Parklands area for

over 40 years and cannot understand

the sense in putting cycle

tracks in Mairehau Rd.

It would be a rare occurrence

if you were to see cyclists on this

road, not forgetting the problem

it may cause to the businesses

along there. – Pat Quigley

Is this the best the city council

can do?

Instead of imposing water

charges on the ratepayer why

does the city council continue to

support costly recommendations

from its staff?

The city council and Environment

Canterbury should be

merged into one agency. There

is duplication across the two

organisations which should be

dealt with as soon as possible so

that the ratepayer gets a fair deal.

– Mark Bray

When are ratepayers going to

be given a sand timer for their

showers as they are in some

places so they know when they

are using too much water showering?

I suspect the city council

knows who are the big users,

both businesses and individuals

and they should go and talk to

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Readers respond to rates rises that are on the cards for ratepayers and about a potential move to

make the Covid-19 tracer app scanning mandatory

WITH vaccinations for

Covid-19 coronavirus rolling

out and all of New Zealand on

alert level 1, there’s much to be

grateful for after a grim year in

the thrall of the pandemic.

The current Valentine’s Day

cluster from Papatoetoe was

updated to nine cases with

another one added yesterday

but Covid-19 Response Minister

Chris Hipkins said he was not

worried about another outbreak,

as this case is within an alreadyknown

cohort.

Reassuring words but they

should not entirely mollify.

Research, just published in

the Journal of the Royal Society

of New Zealand, offers some

new insights into how Kiwis

view the measures at the core

of our elimination strategy.

It drew on more than 2400

responses, collected as part of

a wider Ministry of Healthcommissioned

Ipsos survey

between April and July last year.

Although most believe staying

home was effective when

someone was sick with severe

symptoms, there was slightly

less agreement in regard to mild

symptoms.

“This speaks to the need to be

clear in messaging that staying

home is effective for all symptoms,

whether severe or mild,”

them and assist in them managing

their water use.

The whole thing is a crock

the city council grasping

more money out of people. –

Bronwen Summers

Have any calculations/

thoughts been done on how the

[water] meters will be read?

The meters in place now are

60-odd years old and would be

very unreliable.

How much will it cost city

council to replace all the old meters?

Who will pay? How many

meter readers will be required to

do the work? How will units pay

when there is only one meter on

the property? – Ron Greaves

I think compulsory scanning in

theory is a good idea.

the research co-authors wrote.

Around half of all participants

reported also having trouble

physically distancing.

“Key reasons behind this

included being an essential

worker, and challenges related

to the behaviour of others and

inability to distance in some

public places.”

Perhaps more concerningly, it

also found physical distancing

– and support for doing so – fell

away as alert levels declined.

Further, Covid Tracer app

data showed that, while new

cases sparked a surge in the

number of active devices from

just under 400,000 on February

However, not everyone can

scan as not everyone has a cellphone

and some of the oldercell

phones are not compatible with

the app.

I wrote to the Ministry of

Health in August regarding this

who wrote: “I can confirm that

support for Android 5 and iOS10

are under consideration for a

future update, but we would encourage

you to continue to keep

a manual record for the time

being.”

Since this time I have tried

several times to load the app onto

my phone but it is still incompatible.

I feel frustrated that we are

continually told that we should

be scanning, but there has been

little if any acknowledgement of

this issue. – Cindy Allison

13 to just over 900,000 on February

17, the numbers had been

coming down since.

Each of the latest leaks have

been preceded by lapses in

general vigilance, in spite of

repeated warnings.

Hipkins received a briefing

from officials in early January

which stated our managed

isolation and quarantine

facilities wouldn’t cope with

a prolonged community

outbreak.

Meanwhile, New Zealand

coasted towards the inevitable.

Over the summer months, the

usage of the Covid-19 Tracer

app nosedived from a high of

I am in my mid-80s and don’t

have the type of phone that

is needed, all I can do is just

sign in where I can. – Betty

Hutchison

Remember that not everyone

wants, has, or uses a smartphone.

– Mike Simpson

I totally agree it should be

made mandatory. It’s just a case

of getting into the habit.

I’m now telling those off who

I see walking into a shop and not

scanning. – Diana Sullivan

The reason I don’t scan is that

my cellphone is too old to get the

app, and I am not getting a new

phone. I am not alone in this

predicament either.

The Government needs to be

respectful of people who cannot

afford to keep up with the latest

technology, especially when it

changes so fast. There are many

people out there who either don’t

have cellphones or have them

and never use them (eg a lot of

elderly people, etc).

I am happy to fill out a paper

form, but find that so many businesses

just don’t have them.

The bottom line is that if the

Government makes this mandatory

there are going to be a lot of

lawbreakers out there, including

me. – Jeanne Kiddie

Physical distancing difficult – Covid study

2.5 million QR code scans a

day in August last year to only

500,000 in January.

Oh, it quickly picks up after

news of a community case. The

number of scans of the tracer

app on January 17 was 485,620.

News of positive cases shook

the complacent and by Tuesday,

January 26, there were more than

a million – 1,067,641 – scans.

Tracking movement matters

most in the two-or-so weeks

before a case is notified.

Covid loves complacency,

it’s the very thing it relies on

to continue to exist. Do not be

lulled, the virus isn’t.

– NZ Herald

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OPINION

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Ratepayers will need to dig deep

From the

editor’s desk

Barry Clarke

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Send us your views on the proposed ECan rates increase. Keep

responses to about 200 words. Email barry@starmedia.kiwi

RATEPAYERS should

understandably be outraged and

worried by the latest financial

blow they are about to be hit

with.

Environment Canterbury is

proposing to increase its rates

which you pay as part of your

rates bill to the city council.

The proposal is what it says – a

proposal – and the public will get

its say. But you will still be hit.

The ECan rate is one of those

almost hidden costs in the bill

you get from the city council

every quarter.

But revelations this week ECan

proposes to increase its rates by

24.5 or 18 per cent has elevated

that almost invisible line in your

rates bill to a bold font.

In other words probably for

the first time for many, the ECan

rate is now being noticed.

The ECan increase, which will

be about $250 for a 24.5 per cent

increase will come on top of a 5

per cent rates increase from the

city council – an increase which

is projected to happen annually

for a number of years in order to

keep the city financial.

The ratepayer is going to get

hurt.

ECan says the need and

justification for the increase

is to cover its part of the

Government’s new freshwater

regulations.

While ECan will no doubt

argue it is just an extra $4 or so a

week, it all adds up on top of the

price of groceries, power, insurance

and other living costs.

Centre/right city councillors

James Gough, Sam MacDonald,

Catherine Chu, Aaron Keown,

Phil Mauger and James Daniels

have all criticised the ECan plan.

“[It] will further hit the back

pockets of hardworking ratepayers,

at a time when the public

sector should be looking to drive

efficiency,” Gough was quoted by

Stuff this week.

MacDonald told Stuff ECan’s

CLEAN-UP: The Government’s freshwater strategy will mean an increase in rates.

elected councillors would need

to go back to the drawing board

“urgently,” and insisted staff

work with them to reduce this

increase significantly.

“It sets a terrible precedent for

future years,” he said.

It is hard to argue against Mac-

Donald and Gough.

Today, ECan is likely to set the

proposal in motion, asking the

public for feedback over the rates

increase plan as it is required to

do.

On the next page, ECan chair

Jenny Hughey sets out what it is

all about in her regular column.

It is difficult to gauge how

many people will make submissions,

but this will be the only

opportunity ratepayers get to

have their say.

I predict the rates increase will

go ahead irrespective of the feedback,

but it will be 18 per cent,

not the 24.5 per cent.

Or ECan could tell the

Government it just doesn’t have

the money.

– barry@starmedia.kiwi

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the council has been doing.

The formal declaration of a

state of climate emergency across

Canterbury was one of the most

serious, and colourful, moments

in the regional council’s more than

30-year history.

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at 11.49am, Environment

Canterbury became New Zealand’s

first council to proclaim such an

emergency, formally dedicating

itself to consideration of climate

change at the heart of all it does.

The declaration highlighted

that all the work Environment

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freshwater management to

biodiversity and biosecurity,

transport and urban development

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leadership – has a climate change

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That work included setting by 2022. Carbon emissions from

up a climate-change integration air travel across the organisation

bank. We think we’re a

programme the Long-term Plan are offset via our own biodiversity

2018-28, ensuring climate change programmes.

darn good bank. And we

was actively considered across According to a Madworld report

workstreams, increasing visibility in 2019, our gross emissions were

of the science and what we know 2253 tonnes of carbon dioxide

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climate (CO2) equivalent, compared with

change on Canterbury, and liaising removals of 7883 tonnes of CO2-

on the issue with iwi and regional equivalent through our efficiency

partners, other local authorities efforts and from forestry planting

and central government.

across 2700 hectares.

As an organisation, we have The changing climate will pose

also made significant progress in many risks to life and livelihood

addressing our own greenhousegas

emissions, with our

we have seen how occasional,

in Canterbury. In recent years

We want to thank all Christchurch of our customers building receiving and a the but Christchurch

extreme, weather events have

community for their ongoing “market-leading” support. energy efficiency The highlight had huge effects for our on residents team and

rating of 5.0 out of 6 the year infrastructure around the South

over the last 12 months to February was on winning the National Canstar’s Island. Most Satisfied

Customers Award 2020! Australian Built Environment The driest parts of our region,

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reason that our story began. Our kilowatt founders hours of electricity products per and services. predicted to become more intense,

knew it could be done better so year. SBS Bank

with torrential alpine rainstorms

was established to help customers There achieve has been a 26% Because reduction we’re owned turning by our our braided customers rivers into

per staff member in our emissions profits don’t go roaring overseas rapids, and fuelling everything landslides

since 30 June 2010. We we now do is have about serving and causing our customers widespread and erosion.

We have 14 branches nationwide access serving to electric our and communities hybrid across Canterbury’s New Zealand. coastal

staff a customers clear mandate along to with continue a New Zealand-based

vehicles and hope to Come have half and our try the communities SBS Bank difference. will be threatened

Support your local team.

by sea-level rise this century and

our productive and protected land

jeopardised by the arrival and

spread of new, exotic weeds and

pests from warmer climates.

All these eventualities have

to be planned and prepared for,

and Environment Canterbury

will remain in the vanguard of

these climate change efforts.

One example is the $40 million

Waimakariri River flood

protection project, completed

late last year. The network of

floodgates and stopbanks will

protect half a million people and

$8 billion of community and

business assets from a possible

“super flood”.

The last major flood was in

December 1957, when parts

of Coutts Island in Belfast and

Kainga were swamped by river

flow peaking at 3990 cubic

metres per second (cumecs).

The protection scheme has been

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threatened and facing increased

pressures due to river system

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Wetlands are also ecosystems

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degraded by draining, damming

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ability to sequester carbon,

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flooding, as well as impacting on

biodiversity and mahinga kai.

With biosecurity, we are

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risks of new pests establishing

in Canterbury. Warming

temperatures, changing soils and

new land uses mean new weeds

especially, will be able to gain a

better foothold across the region.

More broadly, we have to

curb reliance on fossil fuels and

find environmentally suitable

alternatives, such as electricity and

hydrogen, to power our public

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cumecs.

highlighted some of the big

Environment Canterbury’s changes on the way. He was

leadership of biodiversity and optimistic we would be able to

biosecurity programmes is also deal with the “pressing issues” of

underpinned by climate-change climate change and sustainability.

concerns.

I share his confidence. As a

Canterbury’s distinct braided community, and as a council,

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FOCUS ON HEALTH

A natural remedy

for good health

26

NEWS

Black Seed oil is often referred to as

The Remedy for all things.” The Prophet

Muhammad called it “a remedy for every

illness except death.” Black seed oil is

extracted from black cumin seeds (Nigella

sativa) and has been used therapeutically

for over 3,300 years, since its first reported

discovery in King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

For thousands of years it has been used by

practitioners of Ayurvedic and Chinese

traditional medicine for an endless

list of conditions, from migraines to

diabetes and cancer. Since 1959 scientists

have carried out over 600 peer review

studies proving many of its remarkable

health benefits. It has been shown to

be medicinally very effective against

various illnesses including: cardiovascular

disorders, diabetes, inflammatory

conditions, infertility, neurological and

mental illness as well as various infectious

diseases due to bacterial, fungal, parasitic,

and viral infections. According to the

“National Institute of Health” superbugs

are becoming a significant public health

risk as they are virtually impossible to

treat. In the USA an increasing number

of hospital patients are developing

infections from superbugs with more

than 90,000 of these patients dying every

year. Researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru

Medical College wanted to confirm the

benefits of black seed oil against these

superbugs compared with common

antibiotics. According to the study, “out

of 144 strains of superbugs tested, most

of which were resistant to a number of

antibiotics, 97 were inhibited by the black

seed oil. Microbes or micro-organisms

have been linked to most disease and

there are few things known to be as

effective against them as the black seed

oil. Croatian scientists studying mice with

cancers found that the phytochemicals in

black seed oil resulted in a 52% decrease

in tumor cells. Diabetes drugs can have

numerous side effects but research by the

“Indian Council of Medicine” found that

black seed oil helps regenerate pancreatic

cells and decreases elevated serum glucose

in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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Testing 5G mobile

for city under way

CHRISTCHURCH will

be the next city to get its

5G mobile and wireless

technology, with live

testing already under way.

Spark was first to roll

out 5G wireless broadband

when it piloted the

technology in five small

South Island towns in late

2019 – Westport, Clyde,

Alexandra, Twizel, Tekapo

and Hokitika.

The telco has since added

5G mobile and wireless to

five towns and cities over

the past year – Palmerston

North, New Plymouth,

Te Awamutu, and parts

of central Auckland and

Dunedin CBDs.

Spark has committed

to launching 5G in five to

seven locations by the end

of its financial year on June

30.

With Huawei still

sidelined by the GCSB,

the telco has turned to

Nokia Networks and

Samsung for the edge of its

5G network, while sticking

with Cisco and Ericsson

for its core.

Yesterday, Spark

reported an 11.4 per

cent fall in net profit

after tax to $148 million

for the six months to

December 30, while

revenue fell 1.5 per cent to

$1.77 billion.

The telco blamed

Covid-19 for the revenue

fall. Border closures and

tightening have choked off

an estimated $114 million

in annual roaming revenue

for Spark, Vodafone and

2degrees from Kiwis

travelling overseas, and

incoming tourists.

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Leveraging Christchurch’s Antarctic connection

• By David Kennedy

ŌTAUTAHI Christchurch has

always been a base camp for

exploration, and we channel

this through our Christchurch

ChristchurchNZ is helping identify opportunities for people to reskill and move into other sectors

Antarctic Office.

Higher

Both Māori

unemployment

and European

impacts

more significantly on those in

lower

Our city

skilled

has had a

roles

connection

and our

vulnerable populations – Māori;

Pasifika; young people not in

employment, education or

training; and our long-term

unemployed.

We are one of only five official

adventurers staged their journeys

from here, in search of kai, pounamu,

and undiscovered lands.

with Antarctica for more than

100 years. From historic missions

to cutting-edge scientific

missions, Ōtautahi Christchurch

is a well-forged gateway to the

immense white continent.

And what are we doing?

We are supporting the journey

for labour market priority groups

– Christchurch school leavers, City Council tertiary

graduates, NEET (young people

not in employment, education or

training), impacted workers,

Māori and industry.

gateway cities in the world. More

than geographic convenience, our

welcoming nature, scientific expertise

and extreme climate business

experience, determine us a

viable partner for international

programmes and expeditions.

confirmed the Antarctic Gateway

Strategy in 2018, and the

Christchurch Antarctic Office is

charged with delivering it. The office

sits within ChristchurchNZ,

the city’s sustainable economic

development and city profile

agency.

tor in Canterbury

and to identify gaps, we are

mapping the support available

from iwi, central and local

government agencies, our

education providers, charitable

trusts, and other support groups.

Impact projects can then be

delivered to provide support

where needed.

It is critical we ensure our

community has access to the

information they need, and is

aware of the help available.

ChristchurchNZ is developing

regional information resources

and working to ensure this gets

into the hands of those who

need it.

To In partnership ensure work with Christ-

isn’t duplicated,

church’s vast Antarctic sector,

we maximise the benefits of our

gateway status for locals and

businesses, and ensure international

Antarctic programmes that

call Christchurch home are well

looked after.

We build off the historic connection

Christchurch has with

Antarctica. Fame and glory awaited

adventurers of the early 1900s,

chasing the tantalising challenge

to be the first to reach the South

Pole.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott

chose Lyttelton over Melbourne

for his 1901 Discovery Expedition

and both he and Sir Ernest

Shackleton used our city for future

expeditions, with thousands

of locals turning out to farewell

these global superstars.

Scott and Shackleton both

knew the importance of science

in Antarctica, but never foresaw

that it would become the canary

in the coal mine for climate

change.

Christchurch cemented its

Antarctic gateway status when

American polar aviator and

explorer Rear Admiral Richard

E. Byrd based several Antarctic

expeditions here from the

1920s to 1950s, including the

first Operation Deep Freeze that

established McMurdo Station

in 1957. Christchurch remains

the gateway for the United States

Antarctic Program.

Italy, South Korea, France, Germany,

China, and Russia all use

facilities here to supply and access

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

PROFILE: Dave Kennedy heads the Christchurch Antarctic

office.

We are also developing a

Regional Workforce Plan that

identifies the skills available and

needed now and in the future.

This plan will inform central

government investment and

policy in education, immigration

and community interventions;

and will enable us to better

understand what skills

Christchurch’s future economy

will require. That in turn will

allow us to work with education

providers to ensure the right

courses are offered.

In times of recession we generally

see an increase in people

choosing to study.

their bases. We truly are a global

Antarctic gateway city.

The Antarctic sector grows in

leaps and bounds every year. It

delivered an estimated $250 million

to the Canterbury economy

in 2019, and the future is looking

even busier.

Many Antarctica bases are

reaching the end of their vi-

This is an opportunity to upskill

Canterbury’s relatively

poorly-educated able lives. Both workforce Scott Base and for

McMurdo Station will soon be

our future rebuilt. economy, to generate

more and Antarctica better jobs, New Zealand to increase recently

announced Christchurch

productivity, company and Leighs to raise Construction living

standards will and lead wellbeing.

the $250m Scott Base

We are supporting

Alongside assisting

Ngāi Tahu’s

these

important international Antarctic

development programmes, of an the iwi Christchurch skills hub

Antarctic Office aims to instil

that will

pride

create

and

stronger

excitement

pathways

among our

for young residents Māori for into our gateway tertiary status.

Every October, to mark the

education and skilled jobs.

Antarctic Summer Science

Season, we run Days Of Ice,

a festival of public events,

Among exhibitions other projects, and presentations we are

working giving with our education residents a chance partners to

learn more about our links to

and mana the whenua ice through to local increase Antarctic

aspiration organisations and participation and experts. of

In 2020, we launched a New

students Zealand-first in low-decile Antarctic schools audio in

future-focused

trail, taking

tertiary

listeners

study

on a 17-stop

that

tour of central Christchurch. This

will lead to careers in

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high-growth areas. We are

seeking to future-proof

Canterbury’s labour mark

- we know how vital it is to

new jobs to ensure people

employment options now

in the longer term.

We have invested in a city

innovation and entrepreu

ecosystem partnership to

high-growth potential bus

and future job creation in

of regional strength and g

growth opportunity. Thes

Supernodes are Aerospace

Future Transport; Food, F

and Agritech; Health Tech

Resilient Communities; a

High-Tech Services.

GATEWAY: Antarctica-bound aircraft on tarmac at

Christchurch Airport this month.

fun and interactive experience

can be found on the Listen Up

Ōtautahi app.

Also launched last year was

Christchurch’s newest and

coolest business network, the

Christchurch Antarctic Network,

rebuild. This project alone is expected

to create around 450 jobs. Christchurch’s Antarctic

with the goal of promoting

and extreme environment

business expertise to Antarctic

programmes around the world.

This network is open to any local

business with an Antarctic angle

to their offering.

Our business attraction te

working to attract additio

businesses and jobs to the

While we expect ongoing

economic disruption, ther

are many green shoots and

opportunities – one of wh

to develop a workforce th

highly skilled and can sup

thriving and globally com

Antarctica has been woven into

future economy.

the social and economic fabric

of Christchurch since the days of

steam and sail and the city is set

to grow as one of the world’s great

Antarctic gateway cities.

Karen Haigh is a Talent

Specialist for Innovation

Dave and Business Kennedy is Growth the at

head of the Christchurch

ChristchurchNZ

Antarctic office at

ChristchurchNZ.


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The training programme you have followed has

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can be because of an inefficient or poor running

technique. The best way to run is with an upright

body position. That might sound self-evident

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stooped forwards or leaning back too far. You

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30

SPORT

• By Chris Barclay

AS HIS PLAYING career wound

down Mark Hammett was intent

on teaching as a career option

only for coaching to intervene

before he fulfilled that ambition

at his former school.

Hammett is a month into

his new role as director of high

performance and well-being at St

Thomas of Canterbury College,

a position that dovetailed nicely

with the end of his tenure as an

assistant coach at the Highlanders

after Super Rugby Aotearoa.

The 29-test All Blacks hooker

has placed coaching on the back

burner to focus on another teambuilding

exercise at the school he

attended from 1984 to 1989.

Hammett, 48, was sounded out

by principal Steve Hart last year

and when he joined the school

he was delighted to discover

two former teachers, Margaret

Guerin and Maureen Gaffaney

were still on staff.

They both taught me English.

I still have to send anything I

write to them to correct it grammatically,

so nothing’s really

changed,” he laughed.

On a serious note, Hammett

emphasised the school’s 1st XV

was not his core role, former

Crusaders teammate Johnny

Leo’o is head of rugby and

coaches alongside Dan O’Brien.

“I told Steve I don’t want to be

here as a 1st XV coach, I wanted

it to be a lot wider than that.”

Hammett, a self-confessed ‘late

learner’, developed an interest in

teaching during the twilight of

a playing career that ended after

the 2003 World Cup.

“In my last two or three years

at the Crusaders I had some really

great experiences teaching

modules in primary schools and

(Rolleston) prison,” he said.

“You could do modules around

nutrition and anti-bullying.

There were opportunities to go

into prisons and run some drills

for the guys there. That’s what

sparked my passion. It’s something

I sort of fell in love with.”

Teachers college beckoned

until career coach Robbie Deans

intervened.

“I thought I’d end up being a

teacher post-rugby then Deansy

got hold of me and the rest is history,”

he said.

Hammett joined the Crusaders

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Hammett hooks into high-performance role

‘Late learner’

goes back

to his roots

• By Chris Barclay

BEN WHALLEY is well aware of

Christchurch’s proud legacy as a

speedway riding mecca, and now

the ambitious history-making

teenager is aiming to emulate

icons Ivan Mauger, Barry Briggs

and Ronnie Moore.

The 18-year-old apprentice mechanic

matched the fabled world

championship-winning trio

when he won the New Zealand

Solo Champs at Christchurch’s

Moore Park Speedway on Waitangi

Weekend.

He even eclipsed them by becoming

the title’s youngest winner

since it was first contested in

1929.

Whalley, who was granted

dispensation to race in the senior

ranks as a 15-year-old, ended

Bradley Wilson-Dean’s quest for

five successive championships by

winning two races of the threerace

finals series.

“I was an underdog so it pretty

unexpected really,” Whalley said.

“I set out with a goal to make

the final and I ended up coming

away on top.”

Napier’s Wilson-Dean was

blighted by mechanical issues in

the finals, assisting Whalley to

win the prestigious crown at the

second attempt. Rival Christchurch

riders Andy Aldridge and

George Congreve completed the

podium.

Whalley also won at West

SPEEDWAY STAR: Ben Whalley, 18, has made a promising

start to his racing career.

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Melton’s dirt oval last weekend,

claiming the Ronnie Moore

Memorial while his next

assignment also plays out on his

home track – the South Island

Solo Championships on March

13.

Taking the chequered flag in a

race to honour Moore – the 1954

SCHOOL

TIES: Former

All Black,

Crusaders and

Canterbury

hooker Mark

Hammett has

returned to

St Thomas of

Canterbury

College after

securing a

wide-ranging

highperformance

role.

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and 1959 world champion who

died in Christchurch aged 85 in

2018 – again allowed Whalley to

tip his helmet to history.

“We’ve got heaps of books and

posters all around the shed. The

boys out there (at Moore Park

Speedway) are always talking

about them,” he said.

Whalley started racing as

an 11-year-old following the

death of his father Neil, grandad

Ivan Harris gently guided him

towards methanol-fuelled motor

sport.

“Ivan’s always been a big fan of

it and back in the day he didn’t

have the funds to do it,” Whalley

explained.

“When my father passed we

needed something to do and

we’ve stuck at it since then.”

The pair clubbed together to

raise $10,000 for a new GM motor

this season from Peter Johns

Racing in the UK.

Ideally, Whalley will eventually

check out the factory first

hand, with racing in Europe a

long-term goal.

“When I’ve got my trade

The Crusaders old boys’

network has a strong

presence amid 1st XV

rugby in Christchurch

outside of Johnny Leo’o

and Mark Hammett’s

involvement at St

Thomas of Canterbury

College.

Former All Black

captain Reuben

Thorne assists former

lock Ross Kennedy at

Christ’s College, where

former All Blacks No.

8 Sam Broomhall and

Canterbury utility back

Adam Whitelock are also

on team staff.

Former flanker and

current Crusaders

general manager of

professional rugby Angus

Gardiner has served as

a technical adviser at St

Bede’s College.

coaching staff as forwards coach

in 2006; he then became an assistant

under Deans and his successor

Todd Blackadder between

2007-10.

Stints at the Hurricanes, Cardiff,

Sunwolves and Japan followed

before Hammett returned

home to assist at Tasman and the

Highlanders.

Although he does not have any

formal teaching qualifications,

Hammett believes 20 years in a

high performance rugby environment

as a player then coach

means the transition should be

relatively smooth.

“Coaching is teaching,” Hammett

argued.

“I suppose my qualifications

have come through all the teams

I’ve led. I’ve been lucky enough

to be a head coach and an assistant

coach. The rugby world

we live in is quite high-pressured

and demands a professional attitude.

“I’m working really closely

with Steve and the leadership

team. When people hear my

name they think it’ll be about an

involvement in rugby ... 70-80

per cent of my role is around the

culture of the school.”

Hart also believed Hammett’s

skills were transferable.

“For quite some time I’ve been

really keen to bring someone

into our school who’s outside of

the education sector, just to bring

a different perspective to the way

we operate, especially around the

culture and the vision we have

and bringing that to life,” he said.

“Mark’s whole working life

has been around high performing

groups of adults, and how

they work together. Sure rugby

has been the main focus but

his main goal has been getting

groups of adults to work really

effectively together.”

And while Hammett has a

wide brief with the staff and

students, inevitably he will

spend time with the sports department.

“I’ve often thought our coaches

do an amazing job, they give up

so much of their own time, I’ve

often wondered how we can give

back to them and help them to

grow as coaches. This is a great

opportunity,” Hart said.

Quizzed about his own coaching

future, Hammett, didn’t

quite produce a trademark fend.

“I’d never say never. Would I

get back into it? Maybe.”

Whalley is youngest NZ solo speedway champ

behind me I’ll look at going to

Aussie first . . . try and build a

bit of a name for myself, see how

far I can push it,” said Whalley,

who has three years left as an

apprentice.

“I just want to build my skill

level up. I’m going pretty fast

but the riders overseas are just

insane. They’ve also got so much

more competition, we just don’t

have numbers any more,” he

said.

“Now we’re just scraping to

get a field, which is a bit sad. It

would be nice to have a decent

field of solos again.”

Depth of quality was not an

issue, of course, when Mauger,

Moore and Briggs – all multiple

winners of the solo championships

– were sliding around on

their customised bikes both here

and overseas.

Mauger, who died aged 78

in 2018, was a six-time world

champion (1968-69-70, 1972,

1977 and 1979) while Briggs,

who turned 86 in December,

ruled the world four times

between 1957 and 1966.


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THE CRUSADERS open their

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back David Havili, though

another casualty of the preseason

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Dunedin.

Havili copped a head knock

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features a 1.6L engine with automatic trans and

paddleshift, looks smart in green with chrome detail,

roof rails, driving lights and 17’’ alloys, low kms,

cruise control, rear wiper, ABS, T/C and airbags, very

popular!

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2013 ToyoTa AquA

$13,999

Very popular economical 5 door hatch, features a hybrid

1.5 litre engine with automatic trans, returning 6 star

fuel efficiency, sure stands out finished in orange with

sporty styling, driving lights and 15” alloys, stylish black

interior, push button start, travelled very low kms, rear

wiper, ABS, T/C and airbags, perfect for uber!

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2014 Honda Fit

$13,999

The Fit is a popular, versatile, economical and

spacious 5 door hatch, features 1.5L engine with

automatic trans returning 6 star fuel efficiency,

stands out in blue, stylish black interior, push

button start, reverse camera, travelled low kms,

ABS, T/C and 8x airbags, inspection will impress!

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2014 ToyoTa Vitz

$12,999

The ever popular Vitz just gets better with a roomier

interior, sportier stance and redesigned front,

features an economical 1.3L engine with automatic

trans and idle stop returning 5.5 star fuel rating, low

kms, keyless entry, rear wiper, rainshields, ABS, T/C

and 8 airbags, come and have a look!

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1999 ToyoTa AltezzA z

$11,999

Very nice example of this popular sports sedan,

features a 2.0L engine with automatic trans,

finished in silver with factory body kit, driving

lights and 17’’ alloys, black interior, very low kms,

keyless entry, ABS, T/C and airbags, hurry – won’t

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$71,999

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sedan, features a 2.0 litre engine with Tiptronic

trans and paddleshift option, plug-in charging

making it extremely economical to run, looks

fantastic in white on 19” alloys, luxury black leather

interior, cruise control, Bluetooth, sonar park assist.

PLUS

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2020 Mazda 6 Ptr

$41,999

Current model NZ new, features a 2.5L Skyactiv

engine with i-stop, tiptronic trans with paddleshift

option, travelled less than 2000kms, looks stunning

in black with 19’’ alloys and black interior, push

button start, collision avoidance, lane departure

warning, infotainment system, reverse camera.

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2015 Mazda AXelA

$16,999

Very stylish sedan, long been a popular choice and

preferred in its class by many, 1.5L Skyactiv engine

with tiptronic trans, looks very smart finished in

white with black interior, very low kms, push button

start, Bluetooth, rear centre shoulder belt, Abs, T/C

and 6x airbags, inspection will not disappoint!

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2011 Mazda BiAnte

$10,999

Stylish 8 seater vehicle, features a 2.0L engine

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ABS, T/C and airbags, if you have a large family or

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$8,499

Stylish and popular family wagon, features a 2.4L

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and airbags, great vehicle and great buying!

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7, features a 1.8L engine with tiptronic trans

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airbags, come and inspect today!

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2012 Mazda CX-5 20C

$22,999

The CX5 is a modern, tech savvy SUV, features a

2.0L engine with i-stop and tiptronic trans, travelled

low kms, looks good in black with black factory

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button start, rear wiper, reverse camera, ABS, T/C

and multiple airbags, hurry – won’t last long!

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$47,999

Luxury 4WD SUV, 3.5L engine with 8 speed

tiptronic, NZ new, 7 seater, wine with chrome

detailing, driving lights and 18’’ alloys, black

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Mercedes SUV can

be sporty or tame

THERE’S BEEN a lot of

debate in the Star Media

newsroom lately as to what

constitutes a four-wheeldrive

vehicle.

When reporting, there’s a

general belief that anything

that sits high and looks like

an enlarged station wagon is

a 4WD.

Of course, that’s not the

case, many of today’s tall wagons

just have drive to front or

rear wheels only, and they fall

into the category of sport utility

vehicles. To complicate the

matter many SUVs do have

four-wheel-drive.

One car which squarely

fits into the SUV and 4WD

categories, and adds a luxury

element as well, is Mercedes-

Benz’s GLA 250, an entirely

new model that has just

landed in New Zealand.

The GLA has been a steady

seller for the brand, and the

newcomer will easily pick-up

where its predecessor left off.

At just over 4.4m the GLA

is firstly a compact SUV, but

one that is versatile and capable

as an all round family

vehicle, and one which can

be sporty or tame all in the

one package.

The GLA lands here in four

variants depending on power

outputs, all engines have fourcylinders.

The 200 (2WD) has

a 1.3-litre unit, the 250, AMG

35 and AMG 45 S have the

same basic 2-litre engine with

varying power outputs depending

on how much turbo

boost you require as a driver

and, as I’ve alluded to, those

three models get Mercedes

Benz’s 4Matic all-corner drive

system.

The GLA 250 lists at

$86,500; others in the range

start at $73,300 and end at

$126,400 for the full noise

45 S.

In recent years I’ve evaluated

several Mercedes-Benz

vehicles with the low power

2-litre turbocharged engine,

and have never been disappointed.

The GLA 250 sits

with that well, it is capable

and competent, it’s just that it

doesn’t have the massive injection

of power that comes

with its AMG stablemates.

Interior features are

MERCEDES-BENZ GLA 250: Four-wheel-drive

provides a feeling of control and balance.

• Price – Mercedes-

Benz GLA 250 4Matic,

$86,500

• Dimensions – Length,

4410mm; width,

1834mm; height,

1611mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

four-wheeldrive,

1991cc, 165kW,

350Nm, eight-speed

automatic

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 6.7sec

• Fuel usage –

7.5l/100km

extensive and too numerous

to mention but I must make

mention of the large centre

screen display which flows

across the dash panel, much

like the size of two iPads

joined together horizontally.

Most of the in-cabin features

can be controlled through

it, but if you would prefer to

make adjustments through

voice command, a simple

‘hey Mercedes’ will prompt a

reply, and you can talk to the

vehicle instructing it through

a multitude of commands.

Up front sits a 1991cc,

twin-camshaft, engine which

is rated with 165kW and

350Nm of torque. On the

subject of figures, it also fares

quite well with fuel usage,

Mercedes-Benz claiming a

7.5-litre per 100km combined

cycle average. During

my testing time the trip computer

was constantly listing

around 8.5l/100km which

wasn’t that far distant).

The GLA 250 drives

through an eight-speed

dual clutch automatic

transmission. The low and

close proximity of ratios

allow for a solid, unbroken

flow of power. When the

pressure is on, the GLA 250

will launch to 100km/h from

a standstill in 6.7sec and

easily complete an 80km/h

to 120km/h overtaking

manoeuvre in 5sec.

These are quick times and

will satisfy the performance

driver, when the turbo is

boosting strongly the feel of

power is dynamic, inviting

spirited motoring.

I took the test car through

the gentle undulating twists

and turns of the inland

scenic route of the Selwyn

district, returning home

through Dunsandel and

Lincoln. Even though the

4Matic system only comes

into play when grip at the

front is marginal, there is a

feeling through the driveline

of control and balance.

With its 4Matic system

the GLA 250 has useful offthe-seal

ability. I didn’t take

it off-road bar for a short

burst on a shingle track, but

I can imagine it would be a

great car to tackle the winter

skifield access road or, as

we come into summer, the

perfect vehicle to travel to

the peninsula batch.

It is also a good example of

why the word utility is part

of the SUV acronym.

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Community Events

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want to have a drink that’s

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Church Notices

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

61 Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm

Address:

Jocy

Clairvoyance:

Jocy

Tuesday

Healing 1-1.45pm

Clairvoyance 2pm

Psychic Fair this

Saturday 10am-2pm

All Welcome

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

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23/25 Hutcheson St

Sunday 7pm

Address

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Keeping safe

There’s a lot to consider when putting

your home on show during the selling

process. While you want your property

to look attractive to potential buyers,

you don’t want them to advertise your

precious belongings to anyone with ill

intent. As in most circumstances, a bit

of common sense goes a long way.

To start with, you should feel completely

confident about your real estate agent.

Licensed real estate agents are bound by

the Code of Conduct, which means they

have a clear responsibility to safeguard

your property. If you have any concerns

about holding open homes, or having

viewings of your property, it’s important

to discuss these with the agent so you

can both feel comfortable. They can

advise you on any precautions to take as

part of preparing the property for sale.

When you’re getting ready to put

the property on the market, the

New Zealand Police National Crime

Prevention Centre recommends

checking with your insurance provider

so you know what your policy covers.

Make sure you have enough insurance

to cover any potential property damage,

or any valuables.

The Police also suggest that you store

any valuables well out of sight before

you hold your first open home, or make

the property available for viewing. The

most commonly stolen items include

money, jewellery, office equipment,

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Church Notices

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Sunday Service

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Address

Debbie

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Curtains

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1501 or 021 2571823. kay.

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tie backs, cushions, nets

& voiles plus alterations.

Free quotes. Ph Kay 980

1501 or 021 2571823. kay.

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For Sale

STEEL for sale all

sections, off cuts cut

lengths. siteweld@xtra.

co.nz Ph 0274 508 785

clothing, electronics, and firearms.

Put away family photos, and lock away

any passports, spare keys, financial

statements and credit cards. Store any

alcohol and prescription drugs out of

sight and preferably out of the reach of

children.

On the day of the open home, it is best

to wait at the property until the agent

arrives so you can officially pass the

security responsibility to them. Be sure

to walk the agent through the property

and orient them as needed. Ask them if

you can help them close up at the end of

the open home. Together you can check

the property, including any storage areas

and outside spaces.

Selling a home can be a stressful

process, so it makes sense to minimise

any hassles wherever possible. If you’ve

taken all the sensible precautions, you

shouldn’t need to worry about holding

an open home.

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Pets & Supplies

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Crossword Solutions

Painter - Decorator

Required for our Ashburton based

firm. Top trade rates. A good variety

of work includes roofs, new and old

housing and wallpapering.

Contact Richard Phone 027 626 0784

mccreapaintersashburton@gmail.com

Wanted To Buy

STEVE PURCELL

ANTIQUES

BUYING

NOW

Gold jewellery,

watches, coins,

medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

stevepurcellantiques.com

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

A1 Albums, old photo’s,

postcards, coins, gold,

bank notes, badges,

medals, jewellery,

watches, china, crystal,

books, furs, vintage

clothing, paintings,

furniture. Etcetera

Antiques, 194 Edgeware

Rd 385 5117

ACADEMY ANTIQUES

Buying estates, antiques,

old china, crystal, art,

Royal Doulton , Royal

Albert etc. Best prices,

free appraisal. Call Rob

349-4229

Situations Vacant

Wanted to buy

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES

WANTED TO BUY

PAY $10-$100,000

COLLECTIONS, ESTATE LOTS OR SINGLE ITEMS

Pay up to the following prices: Silver and Gold Ingots, $2,600 oz

Nuggets, $700 Sovereigns and Cases. Pocket Watches on chains,

Bracelets, Diamond Rings. $6,000 Sterling Silver Tea Service,

Canteen Cutlery, Cups, Shields, Trays. $2,000 Royal Worcester.

$10,000 Imari Vases, Blue and White China, $4,000 Bronze and

Marble Statues. $10,000 for Petrol Pumps. $3,000 Enamel Signs. Oil

Tins and Bottles. $1,000 Windup Toys. Dinky, Military, Aeroplanes,

Boats, Ships, Trucks, Tractors. $500 Money Boxes, Trains. $3,000

Model Steam Engines. $1,000 Arcade Games. $3,000 Music Boxes.

All types Joiners’ and Builders’ Tools pre-1950. $3,000 complete Tool

Chests. $500 Braces, Planes. Also wanting Plumbobs, Wood Vice,

Tack Hammers, Scribes, Levels. $30 Possum Traps. $1,000 Flint

Lock Percussion Rifles, Pistols. Swords, Bayonets, War Medals, War

Souvenirs. $200 Concrete Urns and Statues.

Wanted To Buy

A flat wanted to buy North

Canterbury area, anything

considered. Cash buyer.

Please phone Yvonne 021

055 3751

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

ALL whiteware wanted.

Same day service, cash

paid for freezes, fridges,

washing machines, ovens.

Also buying furniture &

h/hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

Phone Murray 021-441-400

Wanted To Buy

A records and Hi-Fi

gear wanted. Pennylane

Sydenham. 7 days. Ph

366-3278

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

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Thursday February 25 2021 The Star 35

MANAGEMENT ACT 1991

CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF

APPLICATION

FOR RESOURCE CONSENT

Details of the application for resource consent listed

below may be examined during normal office hours at

the Reception Counter of the Council’s Civic offices,

53 Hereford Street, Christchurch, or the Council’s

website (refer link below).

Notice of the application is being given again as the

description of the proposal in the public notice has

been amended to more clearly reflect the activity as

applied for. Please note – the application documents

have not changed from the documents as originally

notified at the beginning of February 2021.

Submissions must be made in writing on Form 13 or

similar, and will be received at any Council Office until

5:00pm on Thursday 25 March 2021. The submission

form is available on the Council’s website or at any

Council Office. Submissions may be made online, or

emailed to resourceconsentsubmissions@ccc.govt.nz,

or posted to the Resource Consents Unit, Christchurch

City Council, PO Box 73013, Christchurch Mail Centre,

Christchurch 8154. A copy of the submission must

also be served on the applicant via their address for

service below.

If you have already made a submission on the

application, your submission is still valid and you

don’t need to do anything further, unless you wish to

submit additional comments. You can do this on the

Council website at the web address noted below.

1. ADDRESS: 14 Bristol Street

CONSENT SOUGHT: Land use consent

PROPOSAL:

Ara Poutama Aotearoa – Department of

Corrections has applied for resource

consent to use the existing property at

14 Bristol Street, St Albans to provide

residential accommodation, as part of a

rehabilitative and reintegrative

programme for men identified as having a

high risk of further serious criminal

offending.

Up to a maximum of sixteen men, aged 18

and older, with one or more convictions for

a violent offence, but with no convictions

for sexual offences, will reside at the

property while participating in a

programme designed to enable residents

to return to the community with new

skills to address the causes of their

offending and to support them to live a

crime-free life. Individuals with high

treatment needs relating to alcohol and

drug use will first be referred to more

specialised intervention prior to being

considered for the programme. Men with

significant untreated mental health issues

will not be eligible to participate in the

programme.

Residents will be intensively supervised

by programme staff with up to eight

support and supervisory staff at the

property during the day and two or three

awake staff monitoring the property and

residents overnight.

All residents will be electronically

monitored by GPS while living at the

property. CCTV cameras will be installed

on site and directed into the site.

Four carparks and seven cycle parks will

be provided onsite. Up to 32 vehicle trips

per day are predicted to occur during the

weekday, 32-46 vehicle trips on a Saturday

and 14 vehicle trips on a Sunday.

APPLICANT:

Kāinga Ora on

behalf of

Department of

Corrections

APPLICANT’S ADDRESS

FOR SERVICE: C/- Boffa Miskell

Ltd, PO Box 110,

Christchurch

8140 Attention:

Ken Gimblett –

Email Ken

Gimblett@

boffamiskell.

co.nz

REFERENCE NO: RMA/2020/173

WEBSITE LINK: https://ccc.govt

nz/the-council

consultations

and-submissions

haveyoursay/

The application includes an assessment of

environmental effects.

Please contact Emma Chapman (Council

Planner), telephone 03 941 8225 if you have

any questions about this application.

Dated at Christchurch this 22nd day of

February 2021.

John Higgins

Head of Resource Consents


36 The Star Thursday February 25 2021

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Thursday February 25 2021 The Star 37

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38 The Star Thursday February 25 2021

The Star Classifieds

Entertainment

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jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

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WHAT'S ON @ WOOLSTON


THIS FRIDAY, 7.05PM

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CRUSADERS v HIGHLANDERS


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PRE-SALE TICKETS $25 | DOOR SALES $30


Thursday February 25 2021 The Star 39

at Hornby Club

SOME ENTERTAINMENT MAY BE

AFFECTED BY COVID LEVEL RESTRICTIONS.

LIVE MUSIC (PAVILION)

Saturday 7pm: JOHN McCABE

Sunday 3pm: NATALIE ELMS

Saturday 7pm:

heavyweight boxing

PARKER v FA

LIVE! SUPER RUGBY & T20 CRICKET

17 CARMEN RD. PH. 03 349 9026

WWW.HORNBYWMC.CO.NZ

christchurch

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Thursday 25 Feb to Wednesday 3 March 2021

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Christchurch’s

smoking hot BLUES BAR. Thursday 8.30pm -

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Saturday 8pm - King Leo with support

Stomping Nick. Sunday 4pm - Quiz.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Thursday 7.30pm - Cathcart Walsh & Blaikie,

free; 9.30pm - Revolution Latin dancing, free.

Friday 5pm - Brazilian Jam with Clube do

Choro; 9pm - Plan B, free. Saturday 8.30pm -

The Bubblemen, free. Sunday 5.30pm -

Around A Rainbow presents 'Drag It To 2021!'

Presales sold out. Monday 7pm - Quiz Night,

free.

BILL'S BAR, 1 Halswell Rd: Thursday 7pm

- Mickey Rat's Karaoke. Saturday 7pm -

Awesome Source. Sunday 6pm - Mickey Rat's

Karaoke.

BOO RADLEYS, Level 1, 98 Victoria St:

Thursday 9pm - Marcel. Friday 8pm - Neil

Alexander; 10.30pm - The Hardsauce. Saturday

8pm - Soloist; 10.30pm - The Cassettes.

Wednesday 7.30pm - South Street Blues Trio;

9.30pm - Open Mic Night.

BRIDIE'S BAR & BISTRO, 401 Worcester

St: Saturday 6.30pm - Karaoke. Sunday 4pm -

Bingo.

CASSELS BLUE SMOKE, 3 Garlands Rd:

Thursday 4 March, 9pm - Raw Collective 'The

Good Things' LP Release Tour, tickets at

undertheradar.

CHRISTCHURCH BOTANIC GARDENS,

Rolleston Ave: Sunday 7 March, 2pm - Ben

& Jerry's Lazy Sundays feat. Hannah & The

Band, Run 77, free.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, 30 Victoria

St: Friday 6pm - Rusila; 9.15pm - HeadRush.

Saturday 6pm - Lonesome Sue; 9.15pm -

Reckless.

ELECTRIC AVENUE MUSIC FESTIVAL

2021, North Hagley Park Events Village,

Rolleston Ave: Saturday 11am - SOLD OUT.

HORNBY CLUB, Carmen Rd: Saturday

7pm - John McCabe (Pavilion). Sunday 3pm -

Natalie Elms (Pavilion).

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven Quay:

Saturday 7pm - DnD Band, free. Saturday 27

March, 7.30pm - Madsen Promotions presents

A Tribute to the Eagles + The Superstars! Show

feat. Paul Madsen & band. Tickets $30 at the

club. Saturday 24 April, 8pm - DnD Showband

presents ABBA & Fleetwood Mac, pre-sale

tickets $25, door-sales $30.

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

KENSINGTON FUN HOUSE, 185

Manchester St: Tuesday 8pm - Stand-Up

Comedy Open Mic.

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118 Racecourse

Rd, Sockburn: Sunday 6pm - Lance Kiwi

Karaoke.

RICHMOND CLUB, 75 London St: Friday

7pm - DnD BAND. Saturday 7pm -

Unhinged. Sunday 3pm - The Pistons.

RIVERSIDE MARKET, 98 Oxford Tce:

Thursday 6pm - Mike Bickers Boptet, $10

entry.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St, Hornby:

Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday 8.30pm - Misfitz.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

Thursday 9pm - Nexus. Friday 7pm - Punk

VS Metal feat. Lebowski; The Camel Tony's;

Stepped Out; Bloody Hell; Swarf; Bin Day; plus

more, $10 entry. Saturday 7pm - Punk VS

Metal feat. Vixen Execution; Carradine Coke;

Plague of the Fallen; Ow! My Face; Treachery;

Utterance; plus more, $10 entry. Wednesday

9pm - Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick Buchanan,

and Peter K Malthus).

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd,

Addington: Friday 9.30pm - Awesome

Source. Saturday 9.30pm - The Meaniez.

Tuesday 7pm - Quiz. Wednesday 7.30pm -

Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 143 Hargood St:

Saturday 7.30pm - The Eddie Low Show feat.

Kevin Greaves, plus Shane Clarke (from

Timaru) and Paddy Long (pedal steel), earlybird

tickets $20 or $25 door sales.

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON, 19 London

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Night feat. Courtney Allison; yippyskippyrosie;

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Baxter; Juana Kino; Michèle Ducray; Steffany

Beck, pre-sale tickets $15, door sales $20.

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RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

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We are family friendly. Great Kids menu plus designated play area.

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Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm




LAST CHANCE

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Friday 26 February to

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$23

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Cooked

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Check out our extensive

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The

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118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

WED: ROAST MEAL

THUR: FISH & CHIPS

FRI: FISH & CHIPS

SUN: ROAST MEAL

Available 11.30am-2pm

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WHAT’S ON AT THE RICHMOND CLUB

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40 The Star Thursday February 25 2021

end of summer

STOREWIDE

SALE

Valletta Outdoor Lounge/

Low Dining Set

WAS $

2499

NOW

$

1999

FINAL WEEK!! STOREWIDE SALE ENDS 01.03.21

ALL LOUNGE

ALL DINING

ALL BEDROOM

ALL OUTDOOR

ON SALE! ON SALE! ON SALE! ON SALE!

Snap up these SUPER DEALS before they’re gone!

Elyse Armchair

– Marine or Steel

WAS $

549

Clare 3 Seater

WAS $

899

NOW

$

599

Jamie Single/Single Bunk

WAS $

699

NOW

$

399

NOW

$

599

Velvet!

Seychelles Double

Mattress

WAS $

549

NOW

$

399

Dallas Queen Bed – Jet

WAS $

449

NOW

$

349

Chia 5 Drawer – W60

WAS $

499

NOW

$

399

Sono Boxed Mattress – Queen

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WAS $

599

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399

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targetfurniture.co.nz

Offers and product prices advertised here expire 01/03/21.

Sale excludes Manchester and Accessories.


THE CITY council has

until January next year to

stop offensive odour from

lingering beyond the site of

mitigate ongoing odour issues

plaguing nearby residents.

Said Helen Beaumont, city

council head of three waters

and waste: “We know that

people have had enough of

the odour problems and want

the situation resolved. Work is

already underway developing

the detailed scope of works

and user requirements that will

form the basis of the tender

documentation for the redevelopment

project.”

For information and advice:

city2surf.co.nz

E poto.williams.mp@parliament.govt.nz

Electorate office:

Level 1, Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Authorised by Poto Wi liams, Parliament Buildings, We lington

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021 Connecting Your Local Community

starnews.co.nz

Pupils prepare

gardens for

festival

Page 3 Pages 5 & 6

Summer garden

competition

results

Sunday 21

March 2021

Council gets notice to get rid of

Bromley odour by January 2022

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | starnews.co.nz | 93,000 circulation | Trusted for 152 years

its controversial organics

processing plant.

Environment Canterbury

has served the city council an

abatement notice requiring that

it must stop the discharge of

“offensive and objectionable”

beyond its Living Earth plant by

January 31, 2022.

This comes

following a

move by the city

counci last year

to redevelop

the composting

plant in Metro

Pl, Bromley, to

Helen

Beaumont

• Turn to page 3

DEADLINE: The city council has been served an abatement notice to stop offensive odour from lingering beyond the

boundary of its organics processing site, Living Earth, by January next year. PHOTO: NEWSLINE

Hon Poto WILLIAMS

MP for Christchurch East

P 03 382 0288

KNOW

YOUR

ZONE

It’s important to know whether you’re

in a tsunami evacuation zone and

what you need to do in an evacuation.

ccc.govt.nz/tsunami


TSUNAMI

EVACUATION ZONES

A tsunami evacuation zone is an area you may need to

evacuate from if you feel a long or strong earthquake

or if there is an official tsunami warning.

There are three tsunami evacuation zones – red, orange and yellow.

Red evacuation zone

This is an area that

is most likely to be

affected by tsunami.

This includes the

sea, estuaries,

rivers, beaches

and harbours.

Orange evacuation zone

This is an area that

is less likely to be

affected by tsunami.

This includes areas

on land that could

be flooded in a

large tsunami.

Yellow evacuation zone

This is an area that

is least likely to be

affected by tsunami.

This could be

flooded or isolated

in a very large

tsunami.

Check whether you are in a tsunami evacuation zone:

ccc.govt.nz/tsunami


LONG OR STRONG,

GET GONE

If you’re in the red or orange evacuation zones and feel a

rolling-motion earthquake for longer than a minute or a strong

earthquake that makes it hard to stand up, you need to leave.

When the shaking stops, head immediately to the nearest high

ground or as far inland as you can, out of the red and orange

tsunami evacuation zones.

If you’re in the yellow evacuation zone, you don’t need to leave

if you feel a long or strong earthquake.

Listen for an official warning from Civil Defence Emergency Management.

Find out how you can get tsunami prepared:

ccc.govt.nz/tsunami


MAKE A PLAN

Have an evacuation plan and possible

route for your household:

Think about where you would go, and how you would get there.

Evacuating on foot or bike could make your evacuation faster.

Make a plan with family or friends who live outside the

tsunami evacuation zone to stay with them.

Think about what things you need to take with you during

an evacuation, and have grab bags ready for everyone in

your family, including pets.

Share any official warnings you hear with family and friends.

If there is an announcement to evacuate the zone you are in,

follow the instructions immediately.

Official warnings may come through an Emergency Mobile Alert

to your phone, on ccc.govt.nz, radio, television, or social media.

If you hear the tsunami warning sirens, check these sources for further information.

ccc.govt.nz/tsunami

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