Nor'West News: March 18, 2021

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Genealogy a

passion and

an addiction

Pages 4 & 5 Page 6

Friends rally

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Huge effort at volleyball champs

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anti-violence programme in the

heart of St Albans.

The Department of Corrections

proposal caused a stir among

residents who feared for their

safety and therefore opposed the

development at 14 Bristol St.

The facility would be home to

up to 16 men over 18-years-old

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programme who are at serious

risk of criminal re-offending.

Since last year staff have been

door-knocking residents and

holding community information

sessions to discuss the

programme and for the public to

share their views.

However, many residents,

particularly those with children,

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Thursday March 18 2021 3

New fire station, training facility to

benefit community and students

• By Bea Gooding

THE COUNTRY’S first fire

station and training facility to be

built alongside a university will

be ready to serve the community

next month.

The Ilam Fire Station and the

fire engineering

educational

training

facility builds

are nearing

completion,

settling into their

new home next

to Canterbury

University, at the

Creyke Rd and

Montana Ave intersection.

Dave

Stackhouse

The project forms part of a

rebuild programme following

the Christchurch earthquakes

involving the redevelopment of

12 stations to create a modern,

unified network of stations

across the city.

Fire and Emergency New

Zealand area commander Dave

Stackhouse said FENZ required

a new crew station in Ilam to

support rapid responses in the

FINISH LINE: The new Ilam Fire Station and fire engineering training facility at Creyke Rd

and Montana Ave will be officially opened next month.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

community.

And because the university

was the only one in the country

to offer fire engineering qualifications,

the training facility

will share resources and work

hand-in-hand with Canterbury

University.

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“Fire and Emergency New

Zealand required a single career

crew station in Ilam and the new

station will provide state-of-theart

facilities to support rapid response

to the Ilam community,”

Stackhouse said.

“The new site will also be

40 years

combined

experience

home to a fire engineering educational

training facility, where

fire engineers can work closely

with students and experts of the

University of Canterbury’s fire

engineering programme.

“Canterbury is the only university

in New Zealand offering

Easter Treats

qualifications in fire engineering.”

Having the station alongside

the university provided an opportunity

to upskill current and

future fire engineers.

It also provided fire safety

and risk reduction activities to

a student audience which was

traditionally “harder to achieve.”

The new station includes

two fire appliance bays,

decontamination showers and

areas for operational equipment

and transitional firefighters,

six single bedrooms and PPE

lockers.

It also includes a kitchen,

lounge, gym, meeting rooms,

and a secure yard for parking

and to wash appliances.

The training facility comprises

of an office space for

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desks, two training rooms

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Genealogy a passion and an addiction

• By Bea Gooding

“IF YOU figure there are 25

years between a generation,

then 500 years ago there were

1,048,576 people involved in

creating us.”

For Fiona Lees, getting to the

bottom of her family roots was

like an addiction.

Just like the women who established

the NZ Society of Genealogists,

the Canterbury branch

convener has been hungry to

learn more about her origins

since she was a teenager.

The first generation mainlander

born to Scottish parents

started feeding her passion for

family history after conversations

with her grandmother led

to more questions than answers.

She started to connect the

dots in her little notebook full

of important dates to determine

“whose brother was who,” later

growing into a passion to help

others trace their roots.

“I’ve managed to prove that

one [family] line was an adopted

line through records and oldstyle

sleuthing,” said Lees who

described her most rewarding

discoveries.

“I’ve also managed to prove

that my family was shipwrecked

in 1862 off the Isle of Wight in

the United Kingdom. The Times

in London gave my ancestors’

names.

“It’s a passion and addiction –

once you’ve been bitten, that’s it.”

The society, based in Auckland,

has promoted the study

of family history and genealogies

since 1967, providing the

necessary tools and expertise

for others to make their own

discoveries.

The late Lucy Marshall and her

ROOTS: Fiona

Lees fuels her

passion for

family history

as convener

of the NZ

Society of

Genealogists,

Canterbury

branch.

PHOTO:

GEOFF SLOAN

friends had a shared curiosity

about their ancestors and eventually

started a group.

More than 50 years later, it

morphed into a national society

and has since grown into more

than 60 regional branches across

the country.

Established in 1968, that makes

the Canterbury regional branch

the oldest in New Zealand.

Lees was appointed the Canterbury

convener in July last year

and has been on the committee

for more than 10 years. But her

involvement spans back to the

1980s.

Retiring last year, she worked

for the city council for 35 years

as a technical application specialist

helping internal staff with

their computers.

As the convener, she puts

together monthly newsletters,

deals with memberships and

transcribes school records for

future genealogists as it was an

“underused” record in NZ.

“In Britain, there are census

records with raw data being kept

where you can track your family

every 10 years,” she said.

“But in NZ, governments saw

fit not to keep that raw data and

only had summaries on how

many people lived in suburbs.

School records tell you where

you’ve come from, who your

guardians are, your age, and

where you’re going to next –

you can track a family through

there.”

Based at the Parklands Community

Centre, the society had

many resources on hand including

a branch library, computers,

paper records, parish registers

and monumental inscriptions.

People can become members

and connect with other family

history enthusiasts nationwide to

share tips and tricks on research

methods.

“We encourage people who

come to the library to have the

basics about yourself, your parents

and grandparents, it’s good

to have a skeleton tree. Otherwise

by the time they’ve talked

for five minutes you’ve lost all

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“We have people rock up and

say: ‘I want to learn more about

my family, I think they came

from Denmark.’ So people

who are interested in searching

that area have a meeting, share

ideas and tips on how or where

to find things.”

The process was not always

simple seeing as 80 per cent

of information could not be

found online, but having the

internet nonetheless definitely

made things easier.

“We used to have to go and

write letters, visit places to get

information but now you’ve

got lots of information online,”

she said.

But most genealogists were

not interested in just a list of

facts – the importance of social

history built a much better picture

of how that person lived.

Putting the facts together

and shaping it into a story

“makes it far more fun.”

“It’s always nice to put your

person in a place with what

else was happening in the

world at that time. A list of

facts is a bit boring,” she said.

“Most of the real genealogists

aren’t just interested in

names and the date of birth,

marriage and death. They

actually want to learn more

about people, what they did,

where they lived and why they

shifted countries.”

Over the years, the branch

has seen a rise in people wanting

to know more about where

they came from through the

avenue of DNA testing.

“We’re also finding people

are related to each other within

the branch through DNA

which is fun,” she said.

But DNA testing did not

always have the most desirable

results.

Although people could trace

their ethnicity or find birth

families if they were adopted,

finding out they were not

related to someone was “devastating.”

“There are brick walls that

will never be solved,” Lees

said.

“But for some people, the

downside with DNA is showing

that who you thought was

your father, actually wasn’t.

That has been really devastating.”

Lees shares her addiction of

family history with her husband,

David, throughout 40

years of marriage.

The mutual understanding

meant date nights were a little

more interesting in odd places

like cemeteries and libraries.

For Lees, that passion was

wanting to know more about

where she came from and what

influences made her the person

she is today,

But knowing your roots can

also be essential to one’s own

survival.

“For some, it might even be

a health component. Heart

attacks, strokes or Alzheimer’s

might run in the family.

Looking at what people died

of might be a push for some

people.”

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Thursday March 18 2021

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Bid to reduce

re-offending

• From page 1

Corrections has plans to use

the existing property to provide

residential accommodation for

men with one or more convictions

for a violent offence – excluding

sexual offences.

It also did not include offenders

needing specialised intervention

for drug, alcohol and significant,

untreated mental health issues.

The programme is designed to

enable its residents to return to

the community with new skills

they have learned while addressing

the root causes of their

offending.

It would only be open for men

who showed a desire to be there.

Submissions are open until

March 25.

A reader responds to a

call to put traffic cameras

at the Clyde Rd and

Memorial Ave intersection

I have used for many years

the pedestrian crossings at the

left-turning slip-lanes at all four

corners of Memorial Ave and

Clyde Rd.

Because these are controlled by

give way signs, red-light cameras

are of no use. The bumps put in

several years ago are a help in

slowing traffic down but perhaps

more signage might be useful.

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Popular book sale a haven for all

AT NEARLY 90, Elizabeth

Williams helps oversee the

volunteers running the Big

Bargain Book Sale at the Pioneer

Recreation and Sport Centre this

month.

She is a member of the

160-strong team – covering a

range of ages and interests – collectively

known as the Friends of

Christchurch City Libraries.

Each year, up to 40 friends

from “across the generations”

unpack, display and help sell

thousands of books and magazines

that have been withdrawn

from library collections.

After 30 years, the oldest

and newest life member of the

Friends has opted to leave the

book sale to the younger volunteers.

Member Barbara Clarke said

that the group is involved in

many areas of library life but is

always looking for new members.

“We have such a range of

people involved, including those

who help out with our popular

book sale, which attracts thousands

of people every year,” said

Clarke, a former librarian.

“The first book sale organised

by the group was held at the

(now demolished) King Edward

Barracks in the central city in

1989.

“Today, we have about 6000

TEAMWORK: At nearly 90, Elizabeth Williams (centre) helps oversee volunteers at the Big

Bargain Book Sale.

PHOTO: NEWSLINE ​

people browsing the annual

Big Bargain Book Sale items

over two days at the Pioneer

Centre.”

She pins the ongoing success

of the sale on “everyone’s love of

a bargain and the opportunity to

purchase ex-library stock at very

reasonable prices.”

“Bargain hunters can purchase

for their specialist interest areas;

gather books and magazines for

the bach; select children’s picture

books, easy and longer reads and

interesting non-fiction; and also

choose from large print, graphic

novels and a huge assortment of

novels and non-fiction.”

City council head of libraries

and information Carolyn

Robertson said that the Friends

of the Library is an “invaluable

resource.”

“The volunteers really drive

the book sale, ensuring everything

is well set out and that the

sale days go amazingly well,” she

said.

“They constantly replenish the

stock throughout both days so

it does not matter when anyone

arrives, there are always more

bargains on the tables.’’

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provide a monthly programme

of book talks with local authors,

and raises funds for a range of

items, such as chairs for older

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GARY AND KATE ARE LOVING LIFE

AT DIANA ISAAC

Gary and Kate say their move into

Diana Isaac Retirement Village at the end

of 2020 came after examining quite a few

other retirement options – none of them

catching their eye.

Kate says nothing else was gelling. “Once

we came here (to Diana Isaac) to view we

just knew it was the right thing to be doing

for us”.

Gary’s health problems including back

issues began in his early 30’s and with his

deterioration over the last 10 years, they

realised the support and ease of living in

the village was exactly what they needed.

Kate says “just knowing we have on call help

means we can both relax and enjoy life”.

Gary says he’s happy the couple have

come into the village when they can both

truly enjoy the wide range of amenities.

He’s looking forward to taking up

bowls again.

Village social amenities include a bowling

green, swimming pool, hair salon and

beauty room, a pool table and village shop

with barista coffee and fresh cabinet food

available. “This is the time you should

be enjoying life,” Gary says.

Both were brought up in Canterbury with

Gary originally having come from Greta

Valley and in his younger years was a very

keen sportsman, playing at the Glenmark

Rugby Club under coach and former

All Black Alex Wyllie. Kate, though born in

Reefton on the West Coast, was brought up

in the north west of Christchurch in suburbs

like Burnside and Bishopdale.

The met at the Russley Hotel in 1980.

During the 70s and 80s it was considered

the place to be seen. In fact, Kate says her

brother and sister both met their respective

spouses in the same hotel.

They remember entertainer, Neville Barrie,

who plays at Ryman villages in the

South Island, was a member of local band

The Footsteps, which played hotels including

the Russley and the Bush Inn. He also played

at their wedding.

“We met in March (1980), got engaged in

June and were married in November.”

The couple have three children, including

Scott (a farmer manager at Paturau

River, at the top of the West Coast) and

identical twins Anna and Jodi. They have

four grandchildren, including two that live

in Christchurch.

Following a busy working life, they settled

in Kaiapoi but the Canterbury earthquakes

and Gary’s resurfacing back problems took

them to a three-bedroom home in Belfast. In

the end though there was still the constant

property work. “The house wasn’t too big

but it was the maintenance of the house,”

Kate says.

Gary adds, “I was a keen veggie gardener, but

it got to the stage where I couldn’t dig it every

year. With Kate, there was more and more

going on her shoulders.” They considered

smaller houses and over-60s units but found

them either too old, too untidy, or too small

prompting them to consider retirement

villages.

The healthy real estate market helped

them get the buyer interest and price they

wanted at a well-attended auction. That

enabled a quick sale and meant they were

able to move to Diana Isaac.

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They immediately bonded with residents

including neighbours Graham and Sandra

with whom they’ve shared some gardening

on a strip alongside the home. “We’ve just

clicked, the four of us,” Kate says.

Kate says she loves attending the village’s

regular Triple A exercise sessions where

she’s met many other health enthusiasts.

Gary says they both enjoy socialising with

fellow residents at Happy Hour.

They credit village sales advisor Adrienne

Todd and all her introductory work to make

them aware of the benefits of village life.

The lovely townhouses won them over.

They were welcomed with flowers and a gift

package and the “wonderful” staff. “They’re

all fantastic. And we’re very social now,

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Burnside High School’s A team in action against St Andrew’s College A last week.

After some good performances, Burnside finished the three-day tournament third

overall with St Andrew’s coming in fourth at the Canterbury senior secondary school

indoor volleyball championships held at Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre and Cowles

Stadium. Twenty boys and 29 girls teams from secondary schools around Canterbury

entered the tournament, aimed at year 11-13 players. The event provided a good

warm-up for the winning teams going on to compete at the national championships in

Palmerston North later this month.

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

HEIGHT: Mack Dalzell smashes the ball

back to score a point.

REACH: Flynn Holdem tries to get the ball over the net.

POWER: James Barker-

McMillan serving.

EYE ON THE BALL: Lazar Cirkovic watches

the ball drop down over the net.

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Pupils get delicious

reward for reading

• By Bea Gooding

DELICIOUS: Redwood

Primary School librarian

Sandra Matai (left) at the

Cookie Time presentation

with Christchurch City

Libraries’ staff.

A SUMMER reading challenge

has enabled a primary school to

win a prize delicious enough that

even the Cookie Monster would

be envious.

Taking part in the Christchurch

City Libraries’ annual summertime

reading challenge paid

off for 279 Redwood Primary

School pupils, who each received

a Cookie Time treat for their efforts

last week.

The challenge celebrates the joy

of reading, encouraging people of

all ages to simply pick up a book

and read during the summer

holidays.

School librarian Sandra Matai

said: “They’re [the pupils] are

quite excited, every single student

got one, including a gift basket

for staff. It’s great that it was

school-wide.”

The challenge ran from the

beginning of December to the

end of February.

Children under 13-years-old

were encouraged to read at least

three books and describe what

they thought about each book

using three adjectives.

There was also a competition

for children older than 13, and

adults.

Along with prizes for individual

readers, Bromley Primary

School, West Spreydon Primary

School, and Diamond Harbour

School were also in the mix of

winners who received cookies

and book packs.

Matai said the challenge made

sure pupils were on top of their

reading game during the summer

holidays.

“It’s a great promotion for

reading over the summer, it

encourages them to keep reading

and it’s good to keep practising,”

she said.

“Sometimes if they have a sixweek

break, they’ll lose some of

the things they learned before the

holidays.”

Police kiosk keys handed over

to daughter of volunteer

THE KEYS to the former police

kiosk building in Cathedral

Square may no longer serve

any purpose but for Trish

Ludemann, they’re a precious

link to her late father, Max

Sword.

Sword spent most of his

retirement years working in

the kiosk, co-ordinating the

volunteers and was always

telling his daughter stories about

things that went on there.

When Ludemann recently

learned the kiosk building was

being demolished, she contacted

the city council and asked if

she could have a piece of wood

from the building as a memento

of her father, who died six years

ago at 82.

The team managing the building’s

demolition decided that

Ludemann deserved a better

memento than a piece of wood

and gifted her the keys to the

building.

Said Ludemann: “I was so

happy. I bought the keys home

and said: ‘Right dad, you have

your own set of keys now.’

“I’ve put them in the safe with

his medals and his community

service awards and the other

mementoes I have of him. There

MEMORIES: Trish Ludemann was given the keys to the

former police kiosk in Cathedral Square – a memento to

remember her late father who used to work there.

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are so many memories in that

safe.

“Dad loved working in the

kiosk and co-ordinated the

volunteers for more than 25-years.

When they reopened the building

after the earthquakes, they asked

dad to cut the ribbon. He was in

hospital at the time but there was

nothing that was going to stop

him from cutting the ribbon.

“We got him a wheelchair and

we sneaked him out to the opening

and then we took him back

to the hospital – there was no

way he was going to miss it.’’

Ludemann suspected that her

dad secretly would have liked to

have been a policeman, which is

why he enjoyed his time working

in the kiosk so much.

“When he died the volunteers

and the police formed a guard

of honour at the crematorium.

He would have been so thrilled

by that.’’

The demolition of the former

police kiosk is expected to be

completed by the end of this

week.

The kiosk is being demolished

to make way for the eventual

relocation of the Citizens’ War

Memorial into the square.



Northern Christchurch

sawmill businesses McVicar’s

and Stoneyhurst Timber kindly

hosted National’s Forestry

Spokesperson Ian McKelvie and I

last week for a visit and

discussions on the value of the

forestry sector to our economy,

as well as forestry’s role in

meeting climate-change targets.

It’s great to see our local

businesses doing so well during

these times.

The need to protect our

communities and businesses

from further impacts of Covid-19

saw me urgently returning to

Wellington during the latest

Covid-19 resurgence threat. I

joined my fellow MPs in

Parliament to look at ways we

can support affected businesses

when Covid-19 resurgences


affect trading. It’s important we


limit the economic and social


impacts of the pandemic while

we do everything we can to

keep our communities safe. The

Covid-19 Resurgence Support

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of support to employers and

employees in our fight against

the pandemic.

I joined my fellow Canterbury

MPs in meeting our new

students at the recent

Canterbury University Club Day.

This is a great way to help

students get involved. Thanks

to vice-chancellor Prof Cheryl de

la Rey for hosting us.

MPs across party lines in

Canterbury will be standing as

one to pay our respects at the

National Remembrance Day on

15 March. As we look back on

that tragedy, we are

recommitted to standing

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HEALTH & AWARENESS

Joint pain: Do I have arthritis or

could it be mainly my muscles?

The team at Physical Sense in Sydenham

sees clients with a range of symptoms but

many of their middle-aged and senior clients

visit complaining of pain in one of their joints.

Physiotherapist Ietje van Stolk suggests

that a major part of the pain could be due

to muscle pain rather than simply arthritis.

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

for the pain may be the muscles around

the joint,” she explains. The images show

how a muscle knot (the crosses) in a back

muscle can give hip pain (aches and pain

are the red areas in the drawings), a knot

in a muscle on the back of the shoulder

blade can give a deep pain in the front of

the shoulder and a muscle knot all the way

near the groin can give an ache in the knee

(especially at night in bed).

Ietje recalls one case where an 89 year

old client with severe arthritis who walked

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

a wheelchair, I cannot put any weight

through my right leg due to pain in my hip

and buttock”. “Within 4 treatments, she

was walking with her stick but without the

severe pain,” says Ietje. “The arthritis was

one of the factors that made her muscles

spasm but the other was that older people

move less and the flexed position the hip

is in when we sit is particularly bad for

the hip.” Ietje is happy with the fact that

although the client was 89 and could have

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

pain, she made a difference to her health

and wellbeing.

The same lack of movement can be the

reason for your knee pain or your shoulder

pain and the same few treatments could

make a huge difference for you.

At Physical Sense, hands-on techniques

(massage and triggerpoint deactivation

techniques) are used to release the muscles.

The client also gets a home exercise

program designed to mobilize and stretch

the joint, strengthen the important core

muscles and increase general strength and

SHOULDER

PAIN

KNEE PAIN

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

balance. They teach a movement sequence

that stretches the joint in all directions

whilst the client is able to lie safely on their

bed, perfect for older or less mobile clients.

In many cases having the muscles

released and being taught how to maintain

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

HIP PAIN

If severe arthritis is the underlying cause,

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necessary, but that is often more affordable

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HOME & HEATING

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

the eastern suburbs start to

Northern Corridor opening has

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

been delayed by six months.

THE earthquake-damaged

aspirations for the area come to

The CNC was due to open in

former Sockburn Service Centre

fruition.

the middle of this year, but last

could finally be demolished in

During October’s local body

week the New

July – if the funding needed is

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

Zealand Transport

Agency

It comes as the

obtained.

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

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time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

“We need a fully integrated

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

Readers respond

Chance to the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

Delay in

Market day the city council’s

would essentially be an alliance

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended to include

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council ad-

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

the whole area bit by bit and

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

exit safer

Cashmere dresses the HS budget gap so the

done,” she said during the

a clip-on cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

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

her achieve thankful” her for dreams. the delay.

Page 3

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

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

her achieve her dreams. Baxendale said any request to

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Bea Gooding

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

thankful for a reprieve of the

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

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

technology, engineering

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

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD upon Julia by council.

effects

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

City councillors are yet to pass

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

Holmes is on a mission on to

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

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

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

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

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

and maths.

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

decisions are made to put our

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•Story, more photos, page 5

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

community first, then there is no

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

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Christchurch city councillors to

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news from her mother.

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working and things like that, and they’re sick, but to phone in and

to the Covid-19 crisis.

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