Western News: March 18, 2021

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THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2021

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a passion

benefit from

and an

new fire

addiction

station

for Fiona

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Plan to turn former Hornby

hotel site into a retail hub

NEW CHAPTER: The Equestrian Hotel (below) will be demolished to make way for a new commercial development hub if approved.

• By Bea Gooding

A PLAN to turn the site of an iconic

hotel into a bustling hub of retail

activity could become a reality in

Hornby.

A resource consent application by

Kirk Roberts Consulting Engineers

Ltd is currently being considered

by the city council to turn the

former Equestrian Hotel site into

a commercial development called

“The Railyard.”

The hotel closed down last week

and will be demolished after more

than 50 years of serving the community

due to costs associated with

bringing the building up to modern

standards.

The application put together

by Planz Consultants said the

proposed development will have

significant positive effects for the

community as the area’s population

continues to grow.

The Tower St development, if approved,

will comprise six new buildings

for both retail and hospitality

purposes with a mezzanine and

outdoor dining area and will have

about 151 on-site car parks.

“Overall, the proposed

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an area already identified for

commercial activity of a similar

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the community,” the application

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other projects across the city and

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JP Clinic

Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm, at

Hornby, Tuesday, 10am-1pm, at

Halswell and Upper Riccarton

Hornby, Halswell and Upper Riccarton

libraries

A Justice of the Peace will be available

to members of the community

to witness signatures and documents,

certify document copies, hear oaths,

declarations, affidavits or affirmations

as well as sign citizenship, sponsorship

or rates rebates applications. This

service is free.

Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Thursday, 10.30am-2.30pm,

Tuesday, 1-3pm, at Upper

Riccarton, Thursday, 2-3.30pm, at

Fendalton, Tuesday, 10am-noon,

at Hornby

Fendalton, Hornby and Upper

Riccarton libraries

Take your knitting, crochet, stitching

or any other handcraft and enjoy

the company of others. Share skills

and be inspired.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Thursday, Friday, Monday,

Tuesday, Wednesday, 9am-5pm

Hornby Library

Citizen’s Advice Bureau provides

free, confidential advice to everyone.

They take the time to listen and equip

you with information, options and

support that fit your needs. Free,

phone 349 5236 for more information.

GenConnect, Thursday, 1-1.45pm, Upper Riccarton Library. If you have

questions about your smartphone or tablet, ask an expert for advice. Free, no

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how to play Rummikub, an exciting

strategy game for all ages. Free, no

bookings required.

Free Legal Advice

Thursday, 6.15-8.15pm

Hornby Library

A lawyer will be available to answer

your legal questions. Take relevant

documents. Free. No bookings required.

Technology Help Drop-In

Sessions

Monday, 2-3pm

Hornby Library

These free drop-in sessions are

available to help you with specific issues

including using email, searching

the internet, using the library catalogue,

using electronic resources and

any other general computer-related

queries. Go along with your laptop,

tablet, smartphone or use one of the

desktop computers if you need help

with anything digital.

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Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Tuesday, 10.30-11am, at Fendalton,

Wednesday, 10.15-10.45am, at

Hornby

Fendalton and Hornby libraries

Storytimes is an interactive programme

including books, songs,

rhymes and play. Recommended for

children two-years-old and up. No

bookings required.

Family History

Wednesday, 11am-1pm

Upper Riccarton Library

A volunteer from the Riccarton

branch of the New Zealand Society of

Genealogists will be available to help

you with finding your family history

online. Meet at the Family History

computer.

Mah-jong Group

Wednesday, 1-3 pm

Upper Riccarton Library

If you are interested in playing

Mah-jong, go along whether you are a

beginner or an advanced player.

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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.

“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

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

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

six fire engineers and two hot

desks, two training rooms

that can cater for 100 people,

a kitchen, cafeteria and rooms

for meetings, utility and locker

amenities and ablutions.

A FENZ spokeswoman said

the official opening date will be

announced closer to the time.

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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.

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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

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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

the information,” Lees said.

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for hungry-to-learn Fiona

“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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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

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

balance. They teach a movement sequence

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bed, perfect for older or less mobile clients.

In many cases having the muscles

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Helen, a serviced apartment resident at

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“I was born out in the country in Darfield,”

says Helen.

Helen’s father worked in the coal mines,

while her mother looked after Helen and

her four younger siblings.

The Selwyn District native loved

growing up in the countryside, especially

picnicking and swimming in the river near

their house.

“My mother would pack us some food

every day during holidays. We would

head down to the river and spend the

day until 3 o’clock swimming and eating,”

Helen fondly recalls.

“We weren’t allowed in the river straight

after lunch, we had to wait!” she laughs.

Helen was inspired to study maternity

nursing in Christchurch after talking to

her neighbour, who was a nurse.

“She gave me my first minute watch,”

Helen smiles.

After two years Helen met fellow country

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“His name was really Royal, he hated

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marriage certificate that I realised his

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Tom and Helen have two children, Jane

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Tom passed away.

“After four years I moved to Hornby in

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Helen says.

Helen loved living in her house where

she could potter in her garden, but when

her health took a downward spiral, she

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Margaret Stoddart.

Helen enjoyed her time at the village

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transport. As she doesn’t drive, a nearby

bus stop was a must.

Margaret Stoddart village is conveniently

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The central location of the boutique

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Lynne says that serviced apartments

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“The place is fit for the Queen!”

Helen, a Ryman resident

“Serviced apartments offer you the

ability to maintain your wellbeing

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there is fantastic support if, or when, you

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“You’re never alone. Life is so

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“You get all the help you might need, and

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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

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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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

Riccarton High School’s B team in action against the school’s C team at the Canterbury senior

secondary school indoor volleyball championships held at Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre

and Cowles Stadium last week. Twenty boys and 29 girls teams from secondary schools around

Canterbury entered the three-day 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. Riccarton HS B team finished 14th in the girls division 2

category.

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his medals and his community

service awards and the other

mementoes I have of him. There

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.

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• By Louis Day

the new Northern Motorway are

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IT COULD

WEDNESDAY,

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MARCH 24, 2020

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• By Georgia O’Connor-Harding

the eastern suburbs start to

Northern Corridor opening has

see Lianne Dalziel’s campaign

been delayed by six months.

THE earthquake-damaged

aspirations for the area come to

The CNC was due to open in

former Sockburn Service Centre

fruition.

the middle of this year, but last

could finally be demolished in

During October’s local body

week the New

July – if the funding needed is

elections, Ms Dalziel identified

Zealand Transport

Agency

It comes as the

obtained.

repairs to the eastern part of the

city’s footpaths, pipes and roads

announced more

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

as one of her main priorities for

time was needed

this term.

to complete the

Community

“We need a fully integrated

$290m motorwayten

in its draft

Board has writ-

programme of works for the

east, I have loosely called this

The original

submission to

Readers respond

Chance to the eastern alliance, which

scope of the

Delay in

Market day the city council’s

would essentially be an alliance

project has been Mark Wilson

Annual Plan

Mike Mora

to supermarket

farewell Holden

of contractors who can take

extended to include

a third southbound lane on

requesting the city council ad-

making mall

goes green at 2019-2020,

the whole area bit by bit and

rebranding

in style

systematically get the work

the Waimakariri River bridge and

exit safer

Cashmere dresses the HS budget gap so the

done,” she said during the

a clip-on cycleway.

buildings can be removed as soon

campaign.

St Albans resident Mark Wilson

as possible.

Page 8

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

her achieve thankful” her for dreams. the delay.

Page 3

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

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

her achieve her dreams. Baxendale said any request to

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Bea Gooding

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

thankful for a reprieve of the

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

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

technology, engineering

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

technology, engineering requested.

demolition of the site would be

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD upon Julia by council.

effects

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

City councillors are yet to pass

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

Holmes is on a mission on to

in how things worked, often country to participate in the

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

months, but it’s still there. Until

taking things apart just to put GirlBoss Advantage programme

next month, designed She was shocked to hear the

and maths.

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

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

and maths.

The former service centre, on

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

decisions are made to put our

make a difference in the world. them back together.

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

community first, then there is no

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• By Louis Day

CALLS HAVE been made to

stop rates increases in response

to the Covid-19 crisis.

City counci lors James Gough,

Sam MacDonald, Catherine

Chu, Phil Mauger, Aaron Keown

and James Daniels have sent a

le ter to Mayor Lianne Dalziel

asking her to lead a conversation

as to how a zero per cent rates

increase could be achieved this

year.

The city council is proposing

an average rates increase of 4.65

per cent across a l ratepayers in

this year’s Draft Annual Plan

which is currently under public

consultation until April 5 and

wi l be finalised before July 1.

The 2018-2028 Long Term

Plan also predicts a 50 per cent

rates increase over 10 years.

Said Cr MacDonald: “In

the current environment it’s

clear business as usual is not

appropriate and the council

needs to look at how we enable

this 12-month rates increase

freeze to occur, it’s crucial for

the economic confidence of our

city.”

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

Chamber of Commerce Covid-19. We wi l discuss these

dinary circumstances related to

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

someone to hi the panic bu ton. the consequences that wi l flow and other key players so we are options with elected members

“Calm heads must and wi l from decisions we make. best prepared for the economic as we develop the Annual Plan,”

prevail,” she said.

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

“Our residents and businesses signed off for three months so City council chief executive The push from city counci lors

wi l be depending on us to we have time to ge this advice. Dawn Baxendale did not rule a for a freeze on rates rises comes

make adjustments, and we wi l, A the same time, the council zero rates rise out.

shortly after Minister of Finance

however, we wi l need advice is meeting with our economic “We’re considering a series of Grant Robertson announced

on the impacts on a l aspects of development agency, Christch-

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