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Should I stay

or should I go? – page 5

Amazing Maadi Cup – pages 28-29

City’s $1 million

suburb club expands

• By Chris Barclay

CHRISTCHURCH boasts five

suburbs with average house prices

in excess of $1 million for the first

time, as the city’s property bonanza

continues.

Latest figures released by property

analytics company CoreLogic

revealed Merivale and Richmond

Hill – above Sumner – had joined

Scarborough, Fendalton, Kennedys

Bush in the $1 million median

house price club.

CoreLogic’s figures are based on

price movement over the 12 months

from March 1, 2020.

Scarborough tops the list of 80

suburbs, with an average house

price of $1,268,050, narrowly ahead

of Fendalton ($1,263,600).

Kennedys Bush ($1,238,700),

Merivale ($1,105,500) and

Richmond Hill ($1,022,050)

rounded out the coveted six-figure

locations.

Of that select few, Merivale property

values had the largest average

increase – 11 per cent or $109,150

over CoreLogic’s time frame.

Ilam ($732,950) is outside the

$1 million set but the suburb

received the most significant

percentage boost, a 13.6 per cent

hike that added an estimated

$87,650 to values. • Turn to page 4

HIGH LIFE: This five bedroom property in Scarborough has a rateable valuation of $2.58 million, encapsulating the

suburb’s lofty price tag.

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Tributes flow after death .................................. 5

Robertson lifts lid on rugby future............5

Man fined after docking puppies ............ 7

Murdered woman’s sister speaks.......6-7

New hospital child care initiative ....................9

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THE PROMISING rugby

league player who suffered a

stroke while representing the

South Island in Christchurch is

making a steady recovery from

the life-threatening medical

episode.

Christian Pese, 18, could be

released from Christchurch

Hospital this week to return to

Auckland with his parents Korey

and Joanne, a positive sign

after he had been placed

on life support.

Pese, who is studying

law at the University of

Otago, collapsed while

playing an Auckland side

in the national under-20s

tournament at Nga Puna

Wai on March 14.

Family and friends raced to

Christchurch after learning of

the incident, while Pese’s eldest

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Young league star makes steady recovery from surgery

• By Matt Slaughter

A PHOTO featured in The

Star 50 years ago shows two

Riccarton Kindergarten pupils

staring inquisitively at Aristotle

the Axolotl.

It is not known who the children

are and Christchurch City

Libraries wants the public’s help

to find out.

Said a post on Christchurch

City Libraries’ website: “50 years

ago in March, the Christchurch

Star newspaper photographed

a couple of children from Riccarton

Kindergarten admiring

Aristotle the Axolotl.

“While we know the name of

the axolotl, we do not know who

the children are.”

This is just one of the historic

photos from The Star that

Christchurch City Libraries

needs help to identify people

Christian

Pese

in, including a group of New

Brighton firefighters from 1960,

Addington School pupils singing

in 1983 and children running

along Rolleston Ave in 1970.

These photographs are some of

thousands from The Star archive

that Christchurch City Libraries

has in its collection. It is working

to digitalise and publish these

online.

There are more than 2700

brother Caleb arrived in

New Zealand on Tuesday

to start 14 days in managed

isolation.

His trip home from

Sydney was made possible

by fundraising through a

Givealittle page, which had

raised more than $30,000

by yesterday morning.

Pese, who had surgery to

relieve pressure on his brain five

negatives and 5400 prints from

The Star to explore online.

Said city council head of libraries

and information Carolyn

Robertson: “We are interested

in finding out more information

on items in the libraries’ digital

heritage repository, Canterbury

Stories, as each item is a part of

Christchurch’s history.

“Appropriate information

is added to the item record in

days after the stroke, was able

to eat and drink without the aid

of a tube for the first time last

Tuesday, a tangible step along

the road to recovery.

The New Zealand Rugby

League is continuing to

monitor Pese’s recovery and

said the medical episode was

not connected to any incident

that occurred during the match

he was playing.

MYSTERY: Christchurch City Libraries wants help identifying people in historic photos from The Star, including this one

of two Riccarton Kindergarten pupils and Aristotle the Axolotl from 1971, Addington School pupils singing in 1983 and a

group of New Brighton firefighters from 1960. ​

Do you know who they are?

Canterbury Stories.

The Star gifted its collection

to the library in 2018. As part of

that agreement we are gradually

digitising prints and negatives

to provide public access to this

collection.

There are thousands of images

in the libraries digitised archives

collections and only some

have been named. People can

register on Canterbury Stories to

provide comments.”

The Canterbury Stories

collection contains 24,000 other

items including photographs,

negatives and maps.

• If you know who any

of the people in these

photos are, follow this link

to let Christchurch City

Libraries know: https://

canterburystories.nz/

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start and end of daylight savings,

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coming weeks, the city council is

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sound and enable the capability

to broadcast public messages in

an emergency.

Testing for bowel

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sample, which is tested for blood.

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NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Figures reflect continued housing demand

MILLIONAIRES ROW: Kennedys Bush, home of this

property with a rateable valuation of $1.69 million, is one

of five city suburbs with six-figure median house prices.

Another is Richmond Hill (below), where the asking price

for this six-bedroom home is $2.85 million.

• From page 1

“All of Christchurch’s suburbs

have seen median values rises

in the past year, with Ilam on

top. Two suburbs have had at

least $100,000 gains – Merivale

($109,150 and Kennedy’s Bush

($100,950,” said CoreLogics senior

property economist Kelvin

Davidson.

At the other end of the spectrum,

Phillipstown is the cheapest

part of the city to live, according

to CoreLogic with an average

house price of $331,650, still a

10.8 per cent or $32,400 increase

over the year.

The Real Estate Institute of

New Zealand said the figures

were indicative of the demand

for property in the city.

“Christchurch has been a

popular option lately for New

Zealanders trying to get on the

property ladder, as Kiwis look

to the South Island for more

affordable options,” said REINZ

acting chief executive Wendy

Alexander.

“Unless we start to see more

properties coming to the market

in the next few months, we

would expect to see a continuation

of this upward pressure on

prices.”

REINZ did provide a point of

difference to CoreLogic, with

their data ranking Fendalton as

the city’s solitary million-dollar

suburb.

“Fendalton continues to be

the most expensive suburb in

Christchurch at $1,350,000 for

the three months ending February

2021, up 30.4 per cent from

the same time last year when it

was $1,035,000,” Alexander said.

She predicted Huntsbury

and Westmoreland

would push through the

$1 million barrier in the

near future if current

trends continued and

nominated Addington

and Mairehau among the

fastest growing suburbs

in terms of median prices.

“Addington and Mairehau

are up $44.3 per cent (to

$500,000) and 40.6 per cent (to

$551,000) respectively, year-onyear,”

Alexander said.

Ray White real estate agent

Richard Withy, was not surprised

by CoreLogic’s revelations.

“In Christchurch you used to

Richard

Withy

think a million was a high price,

we’re hearing sales of two and

three million, not regularly – but

more than we have in the past,”

he said.

Withy doubted recent Government

measures to tackle the

housing crisis, including

an attempt to dampen

property speculation,

would impact on prices,

or demand.

Last year 15,000 people

who already owned

five or more properties

bought houses, as property

investment reached

record-highs due to low

interest rates and New Zealand’s

speedy economic recovery from

the pandemic last year.

In response, the Government

announced an extension to the

“bright-line test” – the holding

time of investment properties to

get tax offsets – from five to 10

years to curb the flipping of residential

homes by speculators.

The ability for property

investors to offset their interest

expenses against their rental

income when calculating tax has

also been removed.

“I don’t see those changes having

a huge effect,” Withy said.

There might be some people

just withdraw for a little bit with

that uncertainty of how it’s going

to pan out but at the end of

the day if you’ve equity or cash

and you want to better your or

your family’s future in terms of

retirement saving or investment,

where else do you put it?”

“You’re not going to leave it

in the bank, there’s the share

market but property is still going

to be a very attractive investment

proposition as much as the Government

tries to cool that.

There are enough first home

buyers to fill that gap (if investors

are deterred),” Withy said.

CoreLogic said Auckland’s

Herne Bay remains the highest

priced suburb in New Zealand,

with a median property value of

$3 million.

There are 12 suburbs across the

country’s largest city with a median

value of $2 million, while

another 139 areas are above

six-figures.

The great New Zealand

house price delusion, page 20

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NEWS 5

Robertson lifts lid on coaching future

• By Christopher Reive

CRUSADERS COACH Scott

Robertson has made it clear

where he stands in discussions

around re-signing with New

Zealand Rugby, amid talk of

other nations having him in

their sights.

Robertson, who is open about

his ambitions to coach at the

highest level, has been linked to

several coaching roles overseas,

most recently as a potential

successor to Eddie Jones at the

helm of the English squad.

The 46-year-old is off contract

with NZR and the end of the

year and, in discussions with

the organisation about the

future, Robertson and his agent

Warren Alcock wanted some

answers around both career

opportunities as well as whether

or not the Silver Lake deal will

go ahead.

The next couple of days is

pretty big around the Silver Lake

deal. We are getting close, but

the Silver Lake deal is a pretty

important part of re-signing,”

Robertson said on Wednesday.

“Like I’ve said before, with

the agent, he’s a pretty patient

type, it’s a long game for him just

around what’s happening with

New Zealand Rugby, just making

sure the timing is right.”

NZR is in the process of

UNCERTAIN: Scott Robertson has been linked to coaching roles overseas. PHOTO: GETTY

working towards a $465m deal

with the American technology

investment company that

would see them sell a 15 per

cent stake in their commercial

rights to Silver Lake. While the

New Zealand Rugby Players’

Association has come out in

opposition of the sale, NZR chief

executive Mark Robinson was

confident a “transformational”

deal would get the backing of key

stakeholders.

When pressed on exactly

why the Silver Lake deal added

to calculations, Robertson

said: “Just see what it [the deal]

means, if it is or isn’t [accepted],

and what does it look like on

the side of that with the next All

Blacks role coming up?”

Although Robertson missed

out on the All Blacks head

coaching role in late 2019 to Ian

Foster, many have tipped him as

an All Blacks coach of the future.

However, now in his fifth year as

the head coach of Crusaders and

with four Super Rugby titles in

as many campaigns at the helm

of the team, Robertson is wary of

making the right decision for his

family and his career.

“It’s pretty clear; if I sign a

couple more years, I’ll have done

the Crusaders for seven years –

which I love doing – but what

does it mean for the next step

after that? How does that line up

around the 2023 World Cup if

this coaching group stays on? So,

there’s a lot of things going on; a

lot of answers to come back.

“I’ve been really patient here.

I’ve been coming down to Rugby

Park since 2008 in some role as a

coach. We’ve got a great lifestyle,

but I’m also ambitious career

coach.

“So, for me to have the

opportunity, if it’s here or

elsewhere, you always keep

looking at those opportunities.”

Robertson has already received

a glowing reference from Sir

Clive Woodward in relation to

the top job in England, should it

become available.

The former English captain

told Newstalk ZB’s Martin

Devlin that he would love to play

for Robertson.

“This guy Robertson I don’t

know, but crikey I just get a

really good feeling about him,”

he said.

“Clearly, he’s a winner, he’s

successful, he’s very good with

people. Would I like to play for

him? Yes, without even knowing

him, just from seeing the way his

team plays.

“That would be really

interesting on so many fronts.”

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Grieving sister of murdered sex worker

• By Elizabeth Binning

THERE’S A wooden framed

piece of artwork in Petra Starr’s

living room that brings back

bittersweet memories every time

she walks past it.

It’s a drawing of two women

with green hair and one of the

things her sister, murder victim

Ngatai “Mellory” Manning, was

most proud of in the months

before her violent death.

In the 13 years that has passed

since her body was found near

the Avon River, Starr has struggled

greatly with the loss of her

beloved older sister.

“I just really miss her. I get

nostalgia . . . it’s so hard,” the

24-year-old told the NZ Herald.

“Some days I have good days

and some days I just think about

her too much.”

Now for the first time she’s

decided to speak out about what

happened, what life has been like

without her sister and to make a

plea for anyone who has information

about the unsolved case

to come forward.

“It’s taken time for me to get

over my grief enough to talk

about it.”

Manning, known to those

close to her as Mel, was brutally

raped and murdered in 2008.

She was picked up in Manchester

St, where it is believed she

was then taken to a property in

Avonside and brutally killed by

stabbing, strangling and assault

with a metal pole. Her body was

then dumped in the Avon River

and found the next morning by a

kayaker.

The 27-year-old had been into

drugs and prostitution since her

teens but had recently vowed to

go straight after her older sister,

Jasmine, who was in witness

protection, took her own life.

However, in spite of leaving her

profession behind her, joining

a methadone programme and

starting an art course, Manning

went back to the streets one more

time before Christmas so she

could get enough money to buy

presents for her family.

Her mutilated and partially

naked body was found floating

in the Avon River the next day.

CHERISHED:

Petra Starr at

her home in

Christchurch

holding an

artwork by her

sister Mellory

Manning.

PHOTO:

GEORGE

HEARD ​

Only one person has been tried

following her death – Mauha Huatahi

Fawcett, who was jailed for at

least 20 years but is now awaiting a

new trial after successfully appealing

his murder conviction.

Police, who believe there were

others involved in the murder,

say the case remains open and

have appealed for anyone with

information to come forward.

It’s a call Starr echoes, saying

there will be no justice for her

sister until everyone responsible

is held to account.

Starr was just 12 at the time of

her sister’s murder.

In spite of the age gap, Starr

and Manning were very close

and her sister would often bring

her gifts – one of the last ones

was an early Christmas present,

a Beanie Boo soft toy that she

still treasures.

Another treasure is a note

Manning left on a whiteboard for

her younger sister three days before

her death: “Petra, I love you

poppit. I’ll try come visit 2moro.

Love ya bub, your sis Mellory.” It

was signed off with a heart and

she still has it.

Starr also still clearly remembers

the last conversation she had

with her sister.

The last thing I said to Mel

was, ‘Stay safe, I love you.’

Then, that night, it’s like my

worst nightmare came true.”

Two months after Manning’s

death, Starr discovered Jasmine,

whom she knew very little about,

was her biological mother and

the woman who raised her was

her grandmother.

Normally, the shocked and

struggling teen would have

talked to her sister about it but

Manning was no longer there

to support her and her mental

health deteriorated.

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speaks for first time

VICTIM: Mellory Manning was brutally raped and murdered in 2008, her body was found

in the Avon River.

“It was really hard, I couldn’t

sleep. I’d be staying up for 48

hours at a time. One time I

stayed up for five days because I

couldn’t deal with the dreams I

was having.”

There were suicide attempts

and unsuccessful interactions

with the mental health system

as Starr tried to deal with all the

changes in her life.

Starr said she was aware of her

sister’s profession and was frustrated

when people constantly

referred to her as a prostitute

following her death, saying there

was far more to her than that.

“A lot of people don’t understand

she was a human being

too.

“I also knew she wasn’t happy

where she was with her life. She

wanted to do more, she strived

for more, hence why she went to

art class and did amazing drawings.

“She had been doing it for

a few months before Jasmine

died. I think she really wanted

to become an artist and sell her

work.”

Starr said one of the first bits of

art Manning did was the “amazing

green-haired woman, it looks

really nice”.

That drawing now hangs

proudly in the living room of

the home Starr lives in with her

mother and partner.

“She gave it to me and mum

when she started doing her art

class. She did an assignment and

was really proud of it and came

back to show us.

“I feel sad that she didn’t

become an artist or do what she

really wanted to do and loved in

life. It’s a nice comfort [having

it] though, because it was her

first-ever assignment and she

was proud of it, so we are proud

of it and we love it there as a

memento of her.”

Starr is now pleading with

anyone who knows more about

what happened on the night of

Manning’s death to do the right

thing – even if it’s just a suspicion

or something they have been told

by someone else.

“If you think [someone is involved],

then say something.

“You are going to regret it if

you find out this person has hurt

someone [else].”

Crime Services manager

Detective Inspector Greg Murton

said the investigation remains

open and active and officers

will continue to follow up all

leads.

“Police believe there were

multiple people involved and we

are committed to holding them

to account.

“Over time, allegiances and

relationships can change and

we would still like to hear from

anyone who has any information

that may assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information

is asked to contact police on

105 and quote file number

090105/3929. Alternatively they

can contact Crimestoppers

anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– NZ Herald

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Covid bus fiasco adds to ‘year of hell’

• By Andy Brew

HAVING ESCAPED the

turbulence of a Covid-ravaged

UK, Lyttleton man Kian Malone

expected his return home to be

less, not more, traumatic.

But as one of a group of returnees

potentially exposed to the

virus while in MIQ, he now faces

a long wait in isolation – and

deteriorating mental health.

Malone (right)flew back to New

Zealand on March 8, 2021 and

entered managed isolation at the

Grand Mercure Auckland hotel

for what was, initially, a routine

stay. But, on the eve of completing

his mandatory two-week

stint, Malone was told that his

stay in quarantine would have to

be extended, as he had been on

the same exercise bus as a Covidpositive

case earlier that day.

Because officials could not be

sure where exactly the infected

person sat on the exercise bus,

all passengers were deemed close

contacts and told they must stay

in isolation for longer.

Initially, Malone was told he

would have to remain in isolation

for a further “three to four days”

while further tests were carried out.

“I was gutted,” Malone said.

“I was really looking forward to

going to a café or bar and getting

back to a sense of normality after

a year of hell in England.”

To make matters worse,

however, Malone was then told

that the brief extension to his stay

would actually be stretched out

even further and that all those

on the exercise bus must stay in

isolation until at least April 4,

which for Malone was 28 days

after he first arrived.

Bus journeys to off-site exercise

areas have also been paused,

and an investigation has been

launched into the off-site exercise

yards.

It was the realisation that he

faced a prolonged stay in isolation

that hit Malone the hardest.

“I was crestfallen,” he said.

“My brain felt like it was caving

in.”

Malone’s four-week stay in

MIQ comes on top of a 10-

day isolation he underwent in

London to ensure he met the

strict criteria needed to fly.

“I will have been in isolation for

almost six weeks by the time I’m

due out.

“I’m desperate to re-integrate

back into society.”

“I can’t even remember the

last time I shook hands with

somebody or gave out a high-five.”

Malone, a primary school

teacher, said he had spoken to a

Ministry of Health nurse each

day about his mental health

situation. He said he had found

himself drinking every day to

offset the boredom and that his

sleeping patterns had changed

dramatically.

“I feel like I’m losing my mind,”

he said.

“I don’t get up in the mornings

anymore. The later I get up, the

better, as it feels as though a third

of my day is gone.”

In spite of a traumatic few

weeks, Malone had nothing but

praise for the Grand Mercure

Auckland hotel staff and was

grateful to be back home in New

Zealand having seen the chaos

that Covid had caused overseas.

“I’ve got to keep things in perspective,”

he said.

“I’m just looking forward to

getting out there into a

Covid-free society and being able

to hug family and friends again.”

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NEWS 9

Residents worried about crime in city

• By Matt Slaughter

CRIME AND safety are some

of the worst concerns for

Christchurch residents compared

to those in other New Zealand

cities.

This is according to the 2020

Quality of Life survey, a collaborative

local government

research project measuring New

Zealand residents’ perceptions of

aspects of living eight cities over

a 12-month period.

Dangerous driving, including

drink driving and speeding is

perceived as a problem for those

in Christchurch more than any

other area surveyed.

Of the Christchurch residents

surveyed, 80 per cent rated this

as a big problem or a bit of a

problem compared to 76 per cent

in Dunedin and Tauranga and

65 per cent on average across all

areas surveyed.

Christchurch also topped the

list when it came to concerns

about thefts and burglaries, with

76 per cent of residents saying

this is a big problem or a bit of a

problem. Hamilton and Porirua

were second with 74 per cent and

the average across New Zealand

was 61 per cent.

As well as this, vandalism

is viewed as an issue more in

Christchurch than the other

areas surveyed. Seventy-five per

RISK: Christchurch residents view dangerous driving,

thefts, burglaries and vandalism as problems, according to

a recent survey.

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cent see this as a big problem or

a bit of a problem, 22 per cent

more than the average across

New Zealand.

Alcohol and drug problems, or

anti-social behaviour associated

with this is also a concern in

Christchurch.

It sits third equal with Wellington

Dunedin, with 66 per

cent of these residents perceiving

this as a big problem or a bit

of a problem. Only residents

in Tauranga (68 per cent) and

Hamilton (67 per cent) are more

concerned about this.

Christchurch is fourth on

the list of places where people

begging on streets is considered

a big problem or a bit of a problem

(71 per cent) and third for

concerns about people sleeping

rough on the street or in vehicles

(69 per cent).

It was also found that 45 per

cent of Christchurch residents

say there have been people

whose behaviour, attitudes or

appearance have caused them

to feel unsafe in the past 12

months. This is the third equal

lowest percentage of people concerned

for the areas surveyed.

The survey shows, for the most

part, people feel safe while walking

in their suburbs during the

day and night and in the central

city during the day. However, 46

per cent of those in Christchurch

said they feel unsafe in the central

city after dark.

These findings are just some

uncovered by the survey.

People were asked about their

perceptions of quality of life,

built and natural environments,

housing, public transport,

health and well being, crime and

safety, community, culture and

social networks, climate change,

employment and economic well

being and council processes.

City council team leader of

monitoring and research Kath

Jamieson said these results will

be used to help with future decision

making by city councillors

and staff. This will include the

draft Long Term Plan for the

next 10 years, currently out for

consultation.

To see the results of the full

survey visit www.qualityoflifeproject.govt.nz/survey.htm

BY THE NUMBERS IN

CHRISTCHURCH

•80 per cent of

those surveyed view

dangerous driving,

including drink driving

and speeding, as a

problem.

•76 per cent perceive

burglary and theft as a

problem.

•75 per cent think

vandalism is a problem.

•66 per cent perceive

alcohol or drugs, or

anti-social behaviour

associated with their

use to be a problem.

•71 per cent consider

people begging on the

street to be a problem.

•69 per cent see people

sleeping rough in the

street/ in vehicles was

seen as a problem.

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Is

crime and safety in

Christchurch a concern

for you and what type of

crime concerns you most?

Email your views to matt.

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10

NEWS

Crash driver

greets

firefighters

• By Susan Sandys

A DRIVER involved in a car

crash at Dunsandel followed the

sound of the fire station siren

and was there to greet volunteers

when they arrived.

Travelling south on Main South

Rd towards Dunsandel township

about 5.30am on Sunday, the

man’s car veered across the road

near the Dunsandel Tavern.

The vehicle then hit the ditch

on the same side of the road as

the tavern, and overturned at

least once to land about 10m

away, on its roof, on the footpath.

A passer-by phoned emergency

services, setting off the

Dunsandel Fire Station’s alarm.

The driver was able to climb out

of the crushed vehicle. He made

his way to the fire station about

800m away, following the sound

of the station’s siren.

Chief Ken Lee said the driver

had been lucky to survive. And

in spite of minor injuries, he was

found to be in good spirits by

firefighters arriving at the fire

station.

A St John spokesperson said the

patient was taken to Christchurch

Hospital by ambulance with

minor injuries.

• By Matt Slaughter

THE NEW Zealand Transport

Agency has contacted Addington

School to address concerns

raised in The Star last week

over a proposal to install high

occupancy vehicle lanes on

Brougham St.

The Star revealed last week

NZTA is investigating a $40

million project to install special

lanes for large vehicles, like

trucks carrying freight, on

Brougham St, which 45,000 vehicles

use on average a day.

NZTA had not contacted

the school about the proposal

before the article was published,

causing board of trustees chairwoman

Jo Robertson concern

about the danger this could

pose to pupils crossing the road,

which the school is on.

Large vehicles like trucks use

the road often and there have

been a number of near misses

close to the school, including

on one occasion about seven

weeks ago, when Robertson’s son

narrowly avoided being hit by a

truck crossing at traffic lights.

The school has been asking for

safety measures near the school

for about two years. Some have

been installed, but Robertson

wants more to be done.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Concerns over Brougham St proposal

prompts NZTA to contact school

Robertson received a phone

call from an NZTA staff member

on Thursday, soon after The

Star’s article was published.

When asked if the story

was what prompted NZTA to

contact Robertson, a NZTA

spokesperson said: “Yes, we

wanted to make sure the chair of

the Addington School board of

trustees knew the timetable for

consultation on this project that

was communicated to them and

the community board last year.”

Robertson was told NZTA

would consult the school before

the proposed project begins and

throughout it.

But, the spokesperson said:

“This was always the case.

“Mostly our staff member

listened to Jo’s concerns. Plus

she went over the timetable and

reiterated that safety for school

pupils and vulnerable members

of the community was our priority.”

Robertson said she will hold

NZTA to its word on this. She

hopes the school will be able to

give feedback on the proposal

before its design starts, rather

ACTION: The

New Zealand

Transport Agency

has contacted

Addington School

about a proposal

for high occupancy

vehicle lanes on

Brougham St

following a story in

The Star last week.

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than after its finished.

“I have to take them [NZTA]

at their word, but we will keep

talking to them. We’ll see.

“I think by taking the concerns

or the ideas of the people that

learn in the area, you hope

that what you end up with is

a better plan for the transport

infrastructure. [If] you’re

consulting with people on the

ground who know the area and

know the concerns, what you

should end up with is something

that’s much better for the well

being of the community.”


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Gambler who stole $1.4m from dead

relative blames underworld father

• By Kurt Bayer

A GAMBLER jailed for stealing

$1.4 million from a dead relative

has claimed he was fulfilling a

lifelong fantasy by following his

father into the murky world of

organised crime.

Edward “Eddie” James Quirke,

41, was jailed for four-and-a-half

years after looting the bank accounts

of his late father-in-law.

But in a stunning twist, Quirke

is now blaming his devious

exploits on his own father, and

using a childhood exposed to

crime to try and slash his time

behind bars.

Quirke’s lawyer argued on

Tuesday during an appeal

against his sentence at the High

Court that he grew up “in awe”

of his father and his shady associates.

Quirke “glorified” his dad’s behaviour,

defence counsel Donald

Matthews said, and wanted to

emulate him.

“His exposure to criminality

from a young age clearly influenced

him and stuck with him,”

Matthews said.

The dark influences stayed

with him until the opportunity

arose when his father-in-law died

in August 2016 and he was able

to “live out his fantasies” and

steal $1.4m.

Robin Milligan, was a joint

director with his wife, Shirley

Milligan, of the Milligan’s Radio

(1972) Ltd business.

When he died, the sole executor

and beneficiary of his estate

was Claire Elizabeth Quirke.

She was tasked to help with

making certain payments from

her dead father’s bank accounts

of a day-to-day nature.

But she allowed her husband

Eddie to take over the handling

of the funds.

The summary of facts showed

that on August 1, 2016, Eddie

Quirke logged into his father-inlaw’s

Milligan’s Radio Ltd bank

account without authorisation

and transferred $3000 into his

Eddie Quirke

own personal bank account.

That was the same day his

father-in-law had died.

Three days later, another $3000

was transferred by Quirke into

his bank account.

Between August 12 and September

13, 2016, Quirke accessed his

dead father-in-law’s business bank

account on 10 more occasions and

withdrew a total of $34,000.

The total amount taken out of

the Milligan’s Radio account by

Eddie Quirke was $40,000.

A further $12,600 was withdrawn

from Robin Milligan’s per-

Robin Milligan

sonal account by his son-in-law.

“Between September 20, 2016

and December 14, 2017, Mr

Quirke accessed another (BNZ)

bank account in the name of

Robin B Milligan on 76 occasions,

withdrawing a total

amount of $1,340,900,” the summary

of facts said.

Shirley Milligan would only

find out about the offending two

years later in January, 2018.

She reported the matter to

police.

Police investigations found

that more than $560,000 was

spent on gambling by Eddie

Quirke, about the same amount

on money transfers, more than

$128,000 on assets and just over

$121,000 in ATM withdrawals.

Claire Quirke’s personal bank

account also received money

transferred from her father’s

accounts.

The couple declined to make

a statement to police when they

were arrested.

When he was sentenced last

September, Eddie Quirke’s then

lawyer said a significant amount

of the stolen money had gone on

online gambling.

He pleaded guilty to four

charges of theft and four charges

of accessing a computer system

for dishonest purposes.

Judge Tom Gilbert said Eddie

Quirke’s pre-sentence report was

“not particularly positive” and

didn’t include much remorse or

awareness of the impact his offending

has had.

He jailed him for four-and-ahalf

years and ordered him to

pay $30,000 in reparations – by

way of selling six vehicles he

owned, including an Audi, Ford

Ranger ute, and Jaguar XJ which

needed repairs.

Claire Quirke’s lawyer

described it as a “tragic” set of

circumstances where she ended

up in court facing one charge

of theft by a person in a special

relationship.

While she doesn’t blame her

husband entirely, it was clear that

he was more to blame, the court

heard.

Claire Quirke was sentenced to

eight months of home detention

and also ordered to pay $30,000

reparation.

Now, Eddie Quirke has

launched an appeal against his

sentence, with his lawyer Matthews

arguing it was manifestly

excessive.

A psychological report provided

to the court outlined Quirke’s

fantasies in being involved in

high-end crime, noting that he

had “effectively glorified” his

father’s criminal behaviour.

While Matthews stressed it

could not be said his background

caused his offending, it should be

taken into account.

The lawyer also argued the

offending was not very sophisticated

and was over a shorter

period of time than other cases

the Crown had referred to.

But Crown prosecutor Barnaby

Hawes said the offending only

stopped because Quirke was

found out “and the money had

essentially run out”.

Hawes rejected Quirke’s claims

that his upbringing should be

taken into account, pointing to

the psychological report which

noted his crimes were “deliberate

and calculated” and allowed him

to fulfil his “aspirational wants”.

The Crown lawyer also noted

that Quirke was well into his 30s

when the crimes were committed,

and “a long way from childhood”.

He also said Quirke had shown

zero remorse and a lack of insight

into his offending, involving a

serious breach of trust.

Justice David Gendall reserved

his decision.

– NZ Herald

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• By Susan Sandys

BIGGIE THE jack russell is a

little dog with a big appetite.

THis month he has survived

eating a stone and then an acorn,

with the help of expensive trips

to the vet.

His owner Belinda Jeursen

of Prebbleton is warning other

owners about the dangers of

acorns, ubiquitous in parks and

reserves this time of year as they

fall from oak trees.

Jeursen recently noticed her

10-month-old pup all of a sudden

becoming sick – vomiting,

shaking and drinking lots of

water.

This was following surgery

costing $2600 earlier in the

month after he had swallowed a

stone. He had completely recovered

from this, so the new illness

was a mystery.

She took him back to the

vet, who put him on a drip and

X-rayed him. The X-ray did not

show any obstructions, however,

when the vet undertook a rectal

examination, she felt the acorn

inside, Jeursen said.

Laxatives were deemed to be

the best course of treatment.

Soon Biggie was relieved of the

acorn.

“We didn’t even know he had

eaten it, it was only when it came

out the other end we knew what

it was,” Jeursen said.

Jeursen said she would be

putting a muzzle on Biggie when

she took him for walks from now

on. She did not want him to eat

any more acorns, nor any other

strange objects.

The cost of the recent trip to

the vet and associated medications

had cost about $570. She

had since signed up for pet

insurance.

Dr Tracey Rozen at Prebbleton

Veterinary Hospital confirmed

the dangers of acorns. She said

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Oak tree-size problem for Biggie

some dogs found acorns interesting

and may be tempted to eat

them.

“Acorns can be dangerous

to our dogs, predominantly in

two ways,” Rozen said.

Firstly, they could cause physical

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resulting in severe clinical signs

associated with the blockage.

Surgery may be necessary to

remove the blockage.

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called tannins, which could

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ACORN

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with acorns and that pets should

always be monitored when they

are out walking. If your dog

becomes unwell after eating or

playing with acorns please see

your veterinarian immediately.”

NEWS 15

Surfboard

lending library

takes shape

• By Samantha Mythen

MAKING SURFING accessible

for everyone is the aim of a project

starting in Sumner.

The Goat Shed is an initiative

led by Lucas Sampaio and Carlos

Alonso. They are beginning to

build surfboards, with the goal

of creating a surfboard lending

library.

The non-profit project combines

Sampaio and Alonso’s passion for

surf, art, creativity and engineering.

During the Covid-19 lockdown,

Sampaio bought materials to

try and shape a surfboard from

scratch.

“I’ve always wanted to be

involved in the community and

then we came up with the idea for

the library of boards, and lending

them out to the community,”

Sampaio said.

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a board for a donation.

“People can’t always afford a

board, plus the library would

mean people can try out and

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boards,” Sampaio said.

•If you would like to help

this project, you can get

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email lucas.thegoatshed@

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NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Rata Foundation grants

crucial for community groups

The Rata Foundation

provides millions

of dollars a year to

Canterbury groups

and organisations.

Matt Slaughter spoke

to some of the those

who benefit from its

funding

REBECCA ROPER-GEE has

met with people at Shirley

Community Trust’s community

cafe most Fridays for the last two

years.

She lives and runs a business

in Shirley and goes to the cafe to

connect with people.

Said Roper-Gee: “I’ve definitely

made loads of connections.”

She said if the community

cafe did not exist, “I think that

networking opportunity would

be a huge loss.”

The cafe may

not be possible

if it was not for

the support of

fundraising

superpower,

the Rata

Foundation. It

provides $20

million a year

to groups and

organisations,

including $16

Leighton

Evans

NETWORKING: Rebecca Roper-Gee values the connections

she has made at Shirley Community Trust’s community

cafe. ​

million to those in Canterbury.

The trust has received $40,000

each year for the last three

years from the foundation to

help it run its services like the

community cafe for those who

want company and support, a

clinic offering foot treatment

from a nurse, and school holiday

programmes for children

from challenging financial

backgrounds.

Without these grants, the trust

would not have been able to pay

the wages of its seven part-time

staff.

If it were not for the foundation,

trust finance manager Ann

Powley said it would have: “Less

hours and less staff capacity

to support such programmes,

which means you have to start

looking at which programmes

to continue with and which programmes

you need to not run,

or cut down on, or not develop

further.

Their support has been constant

over the last few years and

to have a grant that is constant

gives you confidence to plan into

the future, rather than facing

uncertainty of how much you’ll

be able to do or not do.”

Powley said without the trust:

“I think there would be less

connection and I think mental

health as a whole would deteriorate.”

Trust staff member Jane

Mitchell, who helps run the

community cafe every Friday,

said: “It [foundation grants] pays

for staff and you need staff for

everything you do. We wouldn’t

be able to do what we do [without

them].”

SUPPORT: Shirley

Community Trust volunteers

Colin Renouf, Jane Mitchell

and Sharyn Burnett.

The grants which helped the

trust are just some of the between

700 and 1000 the foundation

provides each year.

Since forming as The

Canterbury Community Trust

in 1988, changing its name to

the Rata Foundation in 2015, it

has granted more than $380m

in Canterbury. More than half a

billion dollars has gone to its four

funding regions, Canterbury,

Rata Foundation facts

• It provides between

700 and 1000 grants a

year to a range of groups

and organisations.

These grants add

up to a total of about

$20 million a year, for

groups across Canterbury,

Marlborough, Nelson, and

the Chatham Islands.

• About $16 million

a year is granted to

Marlborough, Nelson, and the

Chatham Islands.

Foundation chief executive

Leighton Evans said other

groups and projects it has supported

include Māori health

and social services provider He

Waka Tapu and Christchurch

Aunties, a network of more than

4200 people helping women and

children.

The foundation played a

pivotal role in the Halswell

Hornets rugby league club being

able to start building their new

clubrooms, a replacement for the

earthquake-damaged original at

Halswell Domain.

“If it hadn’t been for Rata

Foundation (plus the Lottery

Grants Board and Canterbury

West Coast Air Rescue Trust)

supporting us in the last two

or three months we basically

wouldn’t have been able to do

it (the $2 million project),” said

Halswell Hornets vice-president

Jeff Whittaker.

The foundation contributed

about $100,000 to help the club

deal with a $400,000 shortfall.

Construction began on March

17.

Evans said it has also

given grants to the New Migrant

Quilting Group, which teaches

quilting skills and addresses

loneliness and social isolation

within Christchurch’s female

refugee and migrant community.

Canterbury groups.

The foundation has

granted more than

$380m in Canterbury

since forming in 1988 and

more than half a billion

dollars to groups

in all of the regions it

funds.

• Its funds are made

through investing and it

invests these funds back

into the communities it

supports.

Evans said some of the

foundation’s most noteworthy

grants have been $5 million

for The Court Theatre to help

open its new premises after the

February 22, 2011 earthquake,

$500,000 towards the new

helicopter pad at Christchurch

Hospital and the ongoing grants

it provides to the Christchurch

Symphony Orchestra for

programmes supporting groups

including Maori and women in

prison.

“What we find is that behind

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story, and that’s not only stories

about the communities they

serve, but also, I suppose, the

people that actually directly

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“Our tagline is to invest in

communities, so we love that

face to face engagement and that

real human connection, and

that’s what separates us, I think,

from a lot of the other funders,”

said Evans.

Any incorporated, not-forprofit

society, association or

organisation can apply for grants

from the foundation.

Evans said the foundation is

funded through a portfolio of

investments it has made since

forming.

Its funds originated from the

proceeds of the sale of Trust

Bank, which it distributed to notfor-profit

organisations.

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OPINION

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

The great NZ house price delusion

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a short space of time.

No one likes a crash but the

phenomenon is understood and

accepted by investors.

The top fund managers and

brokers in this country regularly

warn that shares are over valued

and talk openly the idea that corrections

are healthy.

Corrections lessen the risk of

more damaging, uncontrolled

crashes.

They realign company values to

real world profits. They clear out

the dead wood.

The forest fire analogy is a

popular one because it suggests a

natural cycle of growth destruction

and renewal.

Smart investors remain constantly

alert to the turn of the cycle.

They have strategies in place

for when it inevitably occurs.

They’ll tell you that a sharp correction

or crash is really just an

opportunity to go bargain hunting.

Growth still wins.

So, smart or not, sharemarket

investors make money over time.

You just have to do the basics

right and not panic when prices

fall.

That is the first bit of advice

you’ll hear from Warren Buffett

- one of the smartest investors of

all time.

By and large New Zealanders

get this now. Back in 1987 we

didn’t. Back then Kiwi investors

were unsophisticated.

We thought prices could only

rise. We let a market bubble

blow-up and when it popped we

panicked.

It took years for New Zealand

equity markets to recover from

the 1987 crash – much longer

than the rest of the world.

But it did. And with the help of

schemes like KiwiSaver, our attitudes

to sharemarket investing

has matured.

Compare that with the delusional

attitude New Zealanders

still have to the housing market.

When it comes to housing, we

treat the prospect of any price

falls as some kind of social apocalypse.

We (almost) all agree that

prices are rising too fast and

house prices are over inflated but

we can’t seem to accept that they

have to fall.

That mass delusion is manifest

in the inability of either National

or Labour politicians to acknowledge

prices should fall.

There is a political divide

and plenty of debate about the

primary drivers of house price

inflation.

But both major parties claim

that they aim to make houses

more affordable.

Ironically, the formula both

parties lean on to achieve that

would be considerably more

damaging to the economy than a

short, sharp correction in prices.

Let’s break down what politicians

are really saying when they talk

about affordability without price

falls.

Both are suggesting a long

period of market stagnation.

Infometrics economist Brad Olsen

crunched some affordability

numbers last week using a simple

but illustrative metric – a multiple

based on the ratio of median

household incomes to median

house prices.

Let’s just consider his most

conservative scenario – a return

the affordability we had in 2011,

when prices briefly plateaued – a

ratio of five times median income.

That multiple is currently approaching

seven times median

income.

A return to multiple of three

– which is the international

benchmark of affordability (and

the norm in New Zealand before

2001) is probably just too great a

leap.

But just to get back to those

2011 levels we’d need prices to fall

by 25 per cent or incomes to rise

by 34 per cent.

If price rises stopped dead right

now it would take at least a decade

for wage inflation to balance

the equation.

And that kind of decade-long

market stagnation would be terrible

for the economy.

It would suck the life out of the

large property sector that creates

jobs – from real estate agents

to tradies, landscape architects,

interior designers.

A sharp correction on the other

hand might cause short-term

pain but would quickly create real

opportunity for first-home buyers

and investors.

I don’t know whether to cut the

politicians a break on this or not.

They have to be pragmatic to stay

in power.

But they must know this obsession

with maintaining house price

growth at all costs is flawed.

And it is ultimately their job to

lead and to shape public opinion

– isn’t it?

A house price fall of 25 per cent

would be a shock. There might

FEAR: When

it comes to

housing, we

treat the

prospect of

any price

falls as some

kind of social

apocalypse.

be some casualties but we’d get

through it.

Owner-occupiers should fear

rising interest rates more than

price falls.

Investors who have been in the

market for more than two years

would still be ahead and – unless

their financial affairs are a poorly

structured – they should be able

to look through short-term losses.

But it would be better to address

affordability with a market

that turns through realistic cycles

with regular periods of mild contraction

providing opportunity

for new entrants to the market.

We will not see any real change

on house affordability until

Kiwis (and our political leaders)

acknowledge that markets where

prices never fall are unhealthy

and artificial.

We need to make that mental

shift now.

Not just for first-home buyers

but for all those with a vested

interest in the long-term health of

the property sector.

Sadly I don’t expect we will.

I expect it will take an 1987-style

crash to get us there.

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OPINION

Auckland or

Tamaki Makaurau

Rob Beechey is correct

(The Star, March 25). The

same liberal progressives

are also bastardising our

grand English language,

by vulgarising it with

American language which

is plainly wrong. So why

teach English in schools?

This insidious behaviour

is the work of self

conscious, unimportant,

ignorant ‘trendconcious’

morons who should know

better.

The pirates include TV

executives, TV presenters,

radio announcers,

advertising executives,

sports promoters and

unfortunately some print

executives.

If you want to be

bombastically drenched

in the Maori language

watch Maori TV or take a

course. If you want to be

vulgarised by American

language go and live there

and preferably stay there. –

Robert B. Shand

Rob Beechey moaned

about the use of the name

Tamaki Makaurau, cutely

and fatuously asking where

it is.

I bet the people of

Tamaki Makaurau

200 years ago, found

it strange, not to say

offensive, to find their

land named Auckland

after some obscure and

now completely unknown

Pakeha from the other side

of the world who had never

and would never set foot

on their land.

I’m probably around

about the same age as

Beechey. I would like to tell

him change is hard when

we are older Rob but giving

the land back it’s proper

name with centuries of

meaning and history

behind it is the right thing

to do. – Karolin Potter

Brougham St

proposal

One compounding

factor in the congestion,

ironically, near the school

is the drive-through on the

Barrington St bridge.

Every light change sees

a long line of vehicles that

come off the expressway

to carry on straight ahead

and rejoin Brougham St

just to gain a few metres,

sometimes many.

While the same number

of vehicles ultimately

carry on down, it creates

a serious bottleneck that

takes time to clear rather

than a more natural flow

off two lanes.

Perhaps the straightthrough

green needs to be

on a slower phase to deter

the queue jumpers rather

than legitimately merging

traffic. – Kennedy

Dawson

Multi-Use Arena

consortium established

IT IS GREAT news that

we now have a consortium

to design and construct

the Canterbury Multi-Use

Arena.

Kōtui brings together

local and international

expertise, to create a

venue that will reinstate

Canterbury as the sporting

capital of New Zealand

and create a unique

purpose designed facility

for major events.

The fact that the project

attracted a bid of such a

high calibre is testament

to the hard work council

staff put in at the front end,

and the way the project

delivery board is designed

to oversee the process.

The level of expertise

brought to the table by

each of the consortium

partners is second to

none. And that includes

our local firms, Southbase

Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

Construction and Fulton

Hogan, local seismic engineering

specialists Lewis

Bradford, and Christchurch

architects, Warren

and Mahoney.

This announcement

means we are well and

truly under way, and all

the businesses that have

invested in the city on the

promise of what was to

come can have real confidence

about our future.

Detailed design will

start in the coming weeks,

ahead of shovels in the

ground early next year.

I know Covid-19 has

given everyone a wake-up

call in terms of what happens

when borders are

closed, but I would like to

think that the lessons we

have learned not just from

this experience, but also

our response to the earthquakes,

have positioned us

well for the future.

This is the final anchor

project and will be one

of the most significant

projects in our region’s

history.

The name ‘Kōtui’

describes a well-woven

whariki (mat or floor

covering) and illustrates

the collaboration between

the members of the

consortium to achieve a

great result.


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OPINION 23

Selling water makes

no sense

Water is our most valuable

resource and this is without

any question for every New

Zealander.

ECan/Canterbury Regional

Council gave a non-notified

resource consent licence to

‘Cloud Ocean Water’ (Ling

Yun Hai of Rizhao in China) to

take up to 4.32 million litres of

water daily, from the Kaputone

Aquifier, which is located at

Belfast.

At an annual ECan licence

fee of NZ$2277 pa or NZ$6.24

daily.

This PVC bottled water is

subsequently sold in China

at convenience stores and in

supermarkets for RMB8.46 per

litre (equivalent to NZ$1.84 per

litre).

I respectfully suggest that

The Star readers can do the

mathematics here.

This makes absolutely no sense

for the people of Christchurch or

the wider Canterbury region in

effect it is ‘absolute madness’ at a

very high level.

ECan/Canterbury Regional

Council is charged to look after

the resources of this region for

the benefit of all the people

living in Christchurch and

Canterbury.

Question for the Environment

Canterbury chair: What is the

ongoing regional benefit to the

residents of Christchurch for

this ECan ‘non-notified’ water

mining consent as given to Ling

Yun Hai of Rizhao? – A White

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ending at the Maadi Cup.

After competing in the blue

ribbon event for the first time

at Lake Karapiro on Saturday,

and occupying lane eight as the

final qualifier, Cashmere High

School placed a creditable seventh,

beating Auckland’s Sacred

Heart College to the line.

Parent John MacDonald likened

the boys achievement – the

crew was actually coxed by Eva

Pepperell as Cashmere is coed –

in even making the showpiece

race to a 1993 movie glorifying

the Jamaican bobsleigh’s debut

at the 1988 Winter Olympics in

Calgary.

The Jamaicans captivated

viewers by finishing last after

crashing in their third

– and ultimately final –

run, making enough of

a splash on the ice chute

for the late comedian

John Candy to star as

their coach.

“Before coming here

we joked we were the

Cool Runnings of school

rowing,” MacDonald

said, before Christ’s

College’s No 1 crew beat

Auckland Grammar by a touch

over 6sec.

“We’ve been blown away by

how well the team did.”

There is a distinct parallel

with the rowers and the West

Indians – both had minimal

background with their chosen

sports before taking on the established

order – in Cashmere’s

case – Auckland Grammar,

Christ’s College, Christchurch

Boys’ High School another local

Adrian

Riepen

MAKING WAVES: Cashmere High School created history by contesting the Maadi Cup’s

blue ribbon boys’ eights A final for the first time at Lake Karapiro. .

PHOTO: CONRAD BLIND PICTURE SHOW

rival, St Andrew’s College, who

took the bronze.

Rowing co-ordinator Adrian

Riepen detailed how a school

known – in a sporting sense –

for former New Zealand cricket

captain and batsman Stephen

Fleming ended up going

almost stroke for stroke

against the country’s

elite secondary school

rowing programmes.

Cashmere embarked

on their rowing programme

in the 2012/13

season thanks to former

PE and health department

teacher Ruth

Anderson.

Riepen, who headed

the Takapuna Grammar programme

for three years, joined

Cashmere in 2020; the head

coach is Hayden Soper.

“I’ve continued what Ruth

was working towards,” Riepen

said.

“Ruth was a rower back in the

day in Nelson. She saw a lot of

value in it. She was quite keen

to introduce rowing and the

principal of the time (Dr Mark

Wilson) went to the Canterbury

Rowing Club and said: ‘Hey can

you take another school?’

They had eight rowers back

then, they did a couple of regattas.

It’s grown slowly, we’ve got

about 30 (rowers) now,” Riepen

said.

Cashmere collected

their first South Island

club championship

medals in February

and although the South

Island secondary school

championships were

scuppered by Covid-19,

the squad still travelled

to Lake Ruataniwha,

near Twizel, to complete

their preparations.

Making the boys eight

final was no mean feat, considering

the disparity between

Cashmere those regularly vying

for the title.

“When you’re targeting to win

an eights race it’s extremely difficult

because we only had eight

boys return this season,” Riepen

said.

“Christ’s College had two

eights in the A final and one in

the B final. You need numbers

if you’re going to put an eight

Henry

Clatworthy

together.”

Riepen had only one under-18

rower in his premier crew – that

age group forms the majority of

most elite crews. Cashmere even

had to use an under-15 rower,

James Martin, in the engine

room.

“You’d be hard

pressed to find an under-15

rower in another

school’s top boat. When

you’ve got 30 boys to

pick you’ve got the

luxury of picking the

fittest, the fastest, the

strongest, the oldest …

it’s common they’re 17

or 18,” he said.

Team captain Henry

Clatworthy and Pepperell are

the only members of the

groundbreaking crew to depart

at the end of 2021, so Riepen is

confident the eight can continue

to make waves.

“Seven of these boys were

novices last season. They turned

up at a shed and said: ‘I want

to give rowing a go’. To make

that jump from a novice rower

to premier under-18 isn’t easy,”

Riepen said.

Clatworthy’s brother Oscar,

Sam Clelland, Will Anderson,

George Higgins, Pablo Fitzgerald,

Sam Evans and Martin are

eligible to return.

Riepen agreed with the Cool

Runnings comparison, after

assessing the equipment at

Cashmere’s disposal.

“When you’ve got a training

eight (boat) that’s good for

training on Kerrs Reach but it

has a couple of big repairs on it

and big grey splotches … to take

that away to the big song and

dance is a bit embarrassing.”

Fortunately Christ’s College

loaned Cashmere one of their

boats in Cambridge.

Cashmere made good use

of the gesture, winning their

repechage after narrowly missing

out of direct qualification

for the A final when they were

overhauled by Christchurch

Boys High School and Christ’s

College No. 2.

They clocked 6min 27.82sec

in the final, Christ’s College

triumphed in 6:06.47.

“If you asked them at the

beginning of the season if

making a Maadi A final was

possible being mostly novices,

I don’t know if they would have

truly believed in the dream,”

Riepen said.

“At the beginning of the

week they dared to dream that

we could match with those

well-established and successful

Christchurch programmes and

we’ve done just that.”

Clatworthy, who previously

played rugby and cricket, got

on board four years ago because

family friends rowed.

“I’m extremely proud. It was a

big moment for Cashmere rowing,”

he said.

“It was pretty special. We were

sitting up there and everyone

was looking around seeing

Cashmere with all the other big

schools.”

Cashmere did secure an A

final medal, a silver in the boys

under-17 coxed four, with a

team comprising Oscar Clatworthy,

Clelland, Anderson,

Higgins and Pepperell.

Top trotter to resume at Addington after lay-off

• By Michael Guerin

OSCAR BONAVENA is back

and his autumn is about to get a

lot busier.

The horse once rated New

Zealand’s best trotter returns

in the $20,000 mobile mile at

Addington on Saturday more

than a year off the scene.

The now five-year-old hasn’t

raced since falling flat during an

Australian campaign last season

after which he was found to have

a bone chip in his knee.

He has been given plenty of

time off since but he trotted his

last 800m in 56.8 to beat Cracker

Hill, who resumes at Wyndham

today, in a recent Ashburton

trial.

“We are really happy with him

and Mark (Purdon) drove him

last week and said he was ready

to go,” says new trainer Hayden

Cullen.

“We almost thought of

giving him another trial but

with a couple of the better

trotters missing this Saturday it

is a good kick-off point.”

Oscar Bonavena may not have

to take on Bolt For Brilliance,

Sundees Son or Majestic Man

on Saturday but he will start

from barrier six, the outside of

the front line, at the very tricky

Addington mobile mile start

point because of the preferential

draw conditions of the race.

Safely through Saturday he has

the option of the NZ Trotting

Champs next week as well as a

trip to Auckland for the Anzac

and Rowe Cups.

“Auckland is definitely looking

more likely now that he has

come up so well so he could be

going there,” said Cullen.

Oscar Bonavena has won 12

of his 19 starts here and has rare

raw speed but has almost been a

victim of that, with his reputation

getting so big anything but

a win was considered disappointing

even when he stepped

straight into open class.

With those ranks now

containing so many top class

horses he should at least have the

chance to be treated as an equal

rather than a superstar who has

to win every time.

– Harness Racing News


Thursday April 1 2021 The Star

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

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competitors from city schools

• By Chris Barclay

THE DROUGHT broke for

Burnside High School’s squad

with victory in the girls under-15

coxed quad sculls, their first

Maadi Cup gold medal since

1998.

By beating Cambridge High

School on their home course

by two seconds, Sam Rankin,

Kate Ryall, Katy Mitchell, Poppy

Knight and cox Abbie Maye

gave Burnside their first national

secondary school’s rowing title

since the boys under-19 quad

won at Lake Ruataniwha.

RANGI RURU Girls’ School

produced one of the strongest

overall performances in the

history of rowing’s Maadi Cup,

reaping eight gold medals,

including an unprecedented

clean sweep of the eights format.

The squad was awarded the

Executive Trophy for the overall

sweep oar champions plus the

Star Trophy for overall champion

school.

Rangi Ruru’s haul included

golds in all five eights races, a

first since the novice eight was

added to the Maadi Cup programme

in 2014. They also collected

two silvers and a bronze.

“After the disappointment

of the 2020 Maadi Cup cancellation,

the hard work and

dedication shown by this squad

over the past season has been

incredible,” rowing manager

Olivia Ling said.

“To compete with so many

strong schools from around the

country and perform to our very

best means a lot.”

Christchurch Girls High

School, St Andrew’s College and

Burnside High School also won

A final medals in the girls division

while Christ’s College and

St Bede’s College won gold in

the boys events.

Medals:

Girls:

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School:-

Gold: Under-17 coxed four (R Gray,

H Lill, P Porter, N Vance, A Wynn-

Williams [cox]); under-18 novice

Later on the regatta’s final day

Rankin and Ryall combined to

win the under-15 double sculls,

consigning Cambridge High

School to another silver, capping

a busy schedule that also saw the

pair finish second in the under-16

coxed quad sculls with Emily

Ryall, Olivia Dawson and Maye.

Burnside’s goal medal haul

actually eclipsed Christchurch

rivals St Margaret’s College and

St Andrew’s College.

They placed 12th equal on

the Star Trophy rankings for

the top school, ahead of betterresourced

programmes at St

RANGI RURU RULES: The triumphant Rangi Ruru under-18

eight with the school’s spoils of victory at the Maadi Cup

regatta. (Back row from left): Abby Reid, Holly Lill, Phoebe

Wallis, Alice Wallis, Annabel Wynn-Williams (front row)

Caitlin Muir, Tessa Reid, Georgie Bethell, Nicole Vance,

Logan Keys (coach).

PHOTO: CONRAD BLIND PICTURE SHOW

eight (S Cusiel, S Schneideman, M

Gallagher, J Tavendale, A Ferguson,

S Payne, A McGuckin, L Vance, S

O’Shannessy [cox]); under-16 eight

(G Bethell, N Vance, C Muir, P Cross,

Z Frost, G Beckett, A Hawkesby, A

Acland, B Pye [cox]); under-17 eight

(L Leech, A Reid, G Bethell, H Lill, P

Porter, J Tavendale, R Gray, F Phillips,

B Pye [cox]); under-16 coxed four (A

Wallis, P Wallis, C Muir, N Vance,

A Wynn-Williams [cox]); under-15

eight (A Ferguson, S Schneideman, M

Gallagher, J Hickling, A Hawkesby,

S Payne, S Cusiel, L Vance, S

O’Shannessey [cox]); under-18 novice

coxed four (A Ferguson, J Tavendale,

A McGuckin, LaVance, E Townend

Andrew’s College, St Margaret’s

College and Christchurch Boys’

High School.

Apart from their medalwinning

exploits, Burnside’s

19-strong team all produced

personal best times in their

events, recognition for the efforts

of head coach Christina

Blackford, who assumed the role

last September.

Blackford’s next challenge is

to expand the selection pool,

after only three novices joined

the squad this season.

“Last year was tough with

Covid and the lockdown. I think

[cox]); under-18 eight (G Bethell, N

Vance, A Wallis, P Wallis, T Reid,

H Lill, C Muir, A Reid, A Wynn-

Williams [cox])

Silver: Under-15 coxed four (A

Ferguson, J Hickling, A Hawkesby,

L Vance, S O’Shannessey [cox]);

under-18 coxed four (A Wallis, P Wallis,

T Reid, H Lill, A Wynn-Williams

[cox])

Bronze: Under-18 coxless pair (A

Wallis, P Wallis);

Christchurch Girls’ High School:-

Gold: Under-18 coxless pair (E

Bowden, O Fitzgerald); under 18 coxed

four (E Bowden, K Gardener, P Spencer,

O Fitzgerald, S Duncan [cox])

Silver: Under-18 eight (E Bowden,

a lot of people were discouraged

from trying something new,”

she said.

“Success breeds success so I

think a lot more people will be

interested in joining our squad.”

Blackford, who rowed for 18

years in Auckland and Christchurch

before injury prompted a

switch to coaching, applied for

the job after coaching many of

her team’s parents in master

grade at the Avon club.

She faced a tough initiation,

taking over shortly after all but

one of Burnside’s boats were lost

when high winds flipped the

K Gardener, P Spencer, O Fitzgerald,

A Clinch, M White, S Chapman, N

Jarman, S Duncan [cox])

Bronze: Under-15 eight (K Wolff, T

Ensor, L Haler, R Righton, C Chaffey,

S Godfrey-Chatterton, K Smith, I

Williamson, P Ford [cox])

Burnside High School:-

Gold: Under-15 coxed quad sculls

(S Rankin, K Ryall, K Mitchell, P

Knight, A Maye [cox]); under-15 double

sculls (S Rankin, K Ryall)

Silver: Under-16 coxed quad sculls

(S Rankin, K Ryall, O Dawson, E

Ryall, A Maye [cox])

St Andrew’s College:-

Gold: Under-16 single sculls (G

Thomson)

Bronze: Under-18 single sculls (S

Rutherford)

St Margaret’s College:-

Silver: under-16 eight (H Wylie,

O Studholme, I Broomhall, F Pye,

M Farrell, A Airey, C Coughlan, B

O’Malley, L Pye [cox]); under-15

eight (I Broomhall, M Backhouse, C

Coughlan, O Hawkes, M Farrell, E

Leeson, R Turner, P Wilson, L Pye

[cox])

Bronze: Under-15 coxed four (I

Broomhall, E Leeson, C Coughlan, P

Wilson, M Dobson [cox]); under-17

eight (H Wylie, O Studholme, J Burrowes,

A Airey, M Farrell, G Farrell,

A Davidson, F Pye, A Tacon [cox]);

under-18 eight (G Dawson, O Studholme,

I Scrymgeour, F Pye, J Burrowes,

A Airey, M Farrell, I Fulton, M

Donson [cox])

Boys:-

St Bede’s College:-

Gold: Under-18 novice eight (S

Earl, S Millar, F Brook, L Carr, A

Christian,, O Monks, H Staples, N

Nixon, O Ellenbrook [cox]); under-16

eight (J Hamer, S Woodgate, J

Dennehy-Coles, L Hickling, T Woodgate,

M Glen, N Kamat, L McBrydie,

trailer carrying them back from

last year’s South Island championships

at Lake Ruataniwha.

“I came into a bit of a mess,

over the first few months it was

about getting new boats and

blades,” she said.

Burnside gratefully received

a grant for a new double scull,

which Rankin and Ryall put to

good use on Saturday.

Ultimately Blackford would

like to see the talented tandem

help form an eight.

“Ideally we’d like to get an eight,

that’s what all big schools do, they

focus on the eight,” she said.

History-making clean sweep in eights for Rangi Ruru

RICHIE MO’UNGA might

have had a spell last weekend,

but the All Black and Crusaders’

maestro’s equine namesake

produced his own eye-catching

run in Sydney.

Mo’unga won the first Group

One race of a promising career

at Rosehill, the AU$588,000

Australian Guineas to boost his

career earnings to AU$349,290.

Mo’unga, the sportsman, is a

part owner of the three-year-old

that started his racing life under

champion Sydney-based New

Zealand trainer Chris Waller at

Rosehill.

The Aquis Farm-raced threeyear-old

switched to Warwick

Farm trainer Annabel Neasham

after placing seventh in the

Group One Caulfield Guineas

last October, the only time he

was run outside the top three in

six career starts.

Mo’unga provided Neasham

with her first Group One win,

with the UK-based trainer only

taking out her licence last August

having honed her craft with

the legendary Gai Waterhouse.

“He’s a wonderful, wonderful

horse, everything about him

. . . his nature, his temperament,”

Neasham said after the race.

Mo’unga is now targeting a

second Group One during this

campaign as the provisional

favourite for the $2 million

Australian Derby (2400m) at

Sydney’s Randwick on April 10.

He is also being considered for

the $3 million Doncaster Handicap

on the same card.

Mo’unga, was purchased

by Aquis Farm at the 2019

NZB Karaka Yearling Sale for

$325,000.

O Ellenbrook [cox]); under-15 coxed

four (J Hamer, M Glen, T Woodgate,

L Hickling, M Walsh [cox])

Bronze: Under-18 novice coxed

four (S Earl, S Millar, F Brook, L Carr,

M Walsh [cox])

Christ’s College:-

Gold: Under-18 eight (A Batchelor,

G Orr, L Alexander, L Bethell, J Lee,

A Wynn-Williams, G Trolove, T

McEwan, H McCulloch [cox])

Silver: under-17 eight (E Botherway,

O Todhunter, A McArthur, G Clarke,

J Lee, R Brooks, T Beresford, H Grigg,

J Cutler [cox]); under-18 coxed four (A

Batchelor, G Orr, G Trolove, T McEwan,

H McCulloch [cox]); under-16

eight (T Picton-Warlow, L James, O

Todhunter, G Cochrane, G Clarke,

M Harris, C Poulter, A Speight, L

Menzies [cox])

Bronze: Under-16 coxed four (G

Cochrane, C Poulter, M Harris, G

Clarke, L Menzies [cox]); under-17

coxed four (E Botherway, O Todhunter,

A McArthur, H Grigg, J

Cutler [cox])

St Andrew’s College:-

Silver: Under-18 coxed four (C

Brown, J McLaren, D Smith, S Long,

A Carrodus [cox])

Bronze: Under-18 coxless pairs

(C Brown, L Muir); under-17 eight

(S Long, F Rutledge, H Farrell, J

McLaren, A Hill, T Middleton, O

McDonald, T Rutherford, A Carrodus

[cox]); under-18 eight (S Long, F Rutledge,

C Brown, J McLaren, A Hill, D

Smith, H Farrell, L Muir, A Carrodus

[cox])

Cashmere High School:-

Silver: Under-17 coxed four (O

Clatworthy, S Clelland, W Anderson,

G Higgins, E Peperrell [cox])

Christchurch Boys’ High School:-

Bronze: Under-18 coxed quad

sculls( W Lindsay, B Zino, G Pirie, E

Lopas, L Macpherson [cox]).

Mo’unga’s namesake lands a big one in Australia

PROMISING: Mo’unga between races and on the rugby

field.

Aquis Farm’s New Zealandborn

head trainer Kacy Fogden

played a role in naming the

yearling after the star first fiveeighth.

There’s quite a Kiwi contingent

working at the farm (south

of Brisbane) including Kacy.

Richie Mo’unga was the name on

everyone’s lips, it just seemed an

appropriate name for the horse,”

explained Aquis Farm managing

director Shane McGrath.

Mo’unga, meanwhile, will be

back in action when the unbeaten

Crusaders return from a Super

Rugby Aotearoa bye to host the

Highlanders at Orangetheory

Stadium tomorrow night.


30 The Star Thursday April 1 2021

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CRL launches 2021 Season at Ngā Puna Wai

After COVID-19 side-lined the event

last year and caused huge delays to the

club competitions, Monday night’s staging

of the Canterbury Rugby League season

launch at Ngā Puna Wai was symbolic

of what everyone hopes will be a much

smoother 2021.

CRL CEO Duane Fyfe and Chairperson

Tony Kidd welcomed the gathering of

club representatives and local rugby

league identities, paying tribute to the

stoicism and industriousness of the

CRL community in helping deliver a

meaningful season under duress in 2020.

The ongoing support of Canterbury

Bulls sponsors New Era Glazing, junior

grades sponsors Whitehead Plumbing

& Gas, Premier Reserves sponsors ISC

Teamwear, as well as valued supporters

Signz, Gary Clarke Plastics and Trillo

Metals – particularly during these

challenging economic times – was also

highlighted.

Meanwhile, Fyfe announced Canterbury

Rugby League’s partnership with

Bartercard New Zealand, who will be the

naming rights sponsor for the 2021 CRL

Men’s Premiership.

The women’s grade was the most

adversely affected by the pandemic in

terms of playing numbers, with the 2020

competition reduced to three clubs. But

Fyfe revealed the 2021 CRL Women’s

Premiership has been boosted to five

teams: Burnham Chevaliers, Celebration

Lions, Eastern Eagles, Sydenham Swans

and Woolston Rams.

New Era Glazing Canterbury Bulls

coach Andrew Auimatagi presented

the Bartercard CRL Men’s Premiership

captains to the crowd, Canterbury

Women’s coach Tala Kele presented

the CRL Women’s Premiership club

representatives and CRL Development

Officer Dom Tola presented players from

each junior club.

The season launch also provided the

opportunity to honour Linwood Keas

skipper Alex Todd, who was named

Canterbury Rugby League’s player of the

decade in late-2020. Judged on by a panel

consisting of the Bulls’ coaches during

the decade – Brent Stuart, Mike Dorreen,

Darrell Coad and Auimatagi – Todd

claimed the award ahead of the likes of

James Baxendale, Corey Lawrie, Kyle Leka

and Shane Tamatea.

Fyfe and CRL President, former Kiwi

Gary Clarke QSM, presented Todd

with a framed, specially commissioned

Canterbury Bulls-New Zealand Warriors

jersey, including images from the Bulls’

2019 match against the Warriors’ ISP

team.

“Not letting my teammates down

basically – when you see everyone

working hard, it makes me want to work

even harder,” Todd replied when asked the

chief motivating factor behind his success,

which includes three Mel Cooke Trophy

wins as man-of-the-match in CRL Grand

Finals.

Todd nominated the Bulls’ 2009

Bartercard Premiership triumph,

which he featured in as a teenager, as

the standout from a long list of team

achievements he has been involved in

during a glittering career.

“I can’t wait (for the season),” Northern

Bulldogs head coach and CRL and NZRL

Life Member Frank Endacott said.

“It was disrupted last year with COVID,

but I thought Canterbury Rugby League

did a good job to get us through to

the finals, and we were pleased we got

through to that stage.

“Hopefully it’s a COVID-free year and

we can get every game in. We’re looking

forward to a good season and a good

finals series at the end of it.”

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Canterbury Rugby league competitions

Canterbury rugby league has

competitions ranging from the Nursery

grade (Under 5s) through to 18 year olds,

women’s, Presidents and Masters. As well

as the top grades which are Premier and

the Premier reserve grade.

The following is a breakdown of what

days and times the various competitions

play.

Junior Grades - Played Saturday

mornings - The following grades are

available to play league in 2021.

Nursery/Under 5

6 year olds 7 year olds

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Plenty of bling in Forester X Sport

A READER emailed me the other

day. He had read my recent article

on the Subaru Forester hybrid.

I had made mention of the

horizontally-opposed (boxer)

engine that powers most Subaru

models, and how I related to the

design harking back to the 60s

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Because I mentioned Jowett,

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Lancia certainly during the 60s,

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This evaluation surrounds the

Forester, a non-hybrid model

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Limited. Incidentally, the hybrid

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It would take some convincing

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the X Sport has that appeal.

Bright orange cosmetic detailing

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front, side and rear underguard

and roof rails, also on the dash

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heated and is water-guarded.

To top it all off, the X Sport

model gets 18in black wheels,

the whole package is designed to

capture attention and it certainly

does that, it received favourable

comment during the time it was

in my care.

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gets plenty of other specification.

Major items include satellite navigation,

electric front seat adjustment,

keyless entry and ignition,

electric sunroof and tailgate, and

SI drive – Subaru’s take on engine

management protocols – which

can be adjusted by the driver to

suit driving styles and the type of

journey ahead.

It must also be mentioned that

DETAIL: Orange stitching and trim garnish is used

extensively throughout the Forester X Sport’s interior.

SUBARU FORESTER X SPORT: High level of fitment for popular four-wheel-drive SUV.

the X Sport model also gets the

latest version of Subaru’s clever

Eyesight technology, a driver

assist system that contributes

greatly to a five-star Australasian

New Car Assessment Program

safety rating.

The Forester in this form hasn’t

lost sight of its fundamental concept,

even though it looks racy,

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would balk at.

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driven before that it has substantial

cross-country ability and

will cocoon the occupants with a

controlled, comfortable ride.

That’s the essence of the Forester,

it has beautiful suspension, the

ride is almost soft, but such is the

compliance within the front strut/

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delicate to ride in yet doesn’t lean

awkwardly in a sealed road corner.

Steering feel is tight, and the

suspension can be felt moving

providing the occupants with

a secure feel, one that exudes confidence

at the steering wheel.

• Price – Subaru Forester X

Sport, $47,490

• Dimensions – Length,

4625mm; width, 1815mm;

height, 1730mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder

(boxer), fourwheel-drive,

2498cc,

136kW, 239Nm,

continuously variable

automatic

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 9.5sec

• Fuel usage – 7.4l/100km

Like its stablemates, the X Sport

Forester gets the 2.5-litre version

of the quad-camshaft horizontally-opposed

engine. It is rated by

Subaru at 136kW and 239Nm,

these figures more than enough

to propel the vehicle in good

speed, you can expect a standstill

to 100km/h acceleration time of

around 9.5sec, with 6sec to make

120km/h from 80km/h.

Drive is channelled to each

corner through a seven-step

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Subaru has done a good job

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like the noticeable way it changes

ratios and, of course, if you want

to lock it in to any of the pre-set

steps you can do that by paddleshifters

or at the main gearshift

lever itself.

One of the most important

figures that a Forester buyer

would be looking at is that of

its fuel consumption. It seems

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of the first questions I’m asked

when an evaluation car is in my

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Subaru has given the nonhybrid

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my time with the evaluation car

it was constantly listing around

8.2l/100km with 6l/100km showing

instantaneously at 100km, the

engine turning over slowly at just

1500rpm.

In my opinion these figures

are good for a mid-size SUV, and

when you factor in the many

other ingredients the Forester is a

worthy challenger in the crowded

SUV market.

I’ve made no secret over the

years of my enthusiasm for

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right to be in, yet the range competes

in the mainstream market.

Subaru will be quick to point out

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(4)

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19. Bucket (4)

14. In front (7)

dan, date,

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

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13 14

A

words or words beginning

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with a 24. capital Leaf are (4) 20. Ring (4) 20. Ring (4)

allowed. There's at least one six-letter

15

word.

14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

16

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

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Every row, column and box

Solution 077: and, ant, ante, anted, ate, ATTEND,

I U V Y A P B L K M R C E

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23 24

©THE PUZZLE COMPANY

Across

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4. Rough drawing (6)

8. Term of endearment (3,4)

9. Young insect (5)

10. Unwell (4)

11. Greasy (8)

13. Absolutely necessary (9)

17. Foolhardy (8)

19. Bucket (4)

21. Principle (5)

22. Treat as a celebrity (7)

23. Sunglasses (inf) (6)

24. Leaf (4)

SOLUTION

No.87

SOLUTION

No.87

Down

2. Newspaper story (7)

3. Provoke (4)

4. Fainting remedy (8,5)

5. Punctuation mark (8)

6. Swear (5)

7. Woodland god (5)

8. Shove (4)

12. Cut off (8)

14. In front (7)

15. Soup (5)

16. Down (4)

18. Doddle (5)

20. Ring (4)

SOLUTION

No.87

SOLUTION

No.87

© A.F.Shuker

Supplied by KNIGHT FEATURES

20 Crescent Grove, London SW4 7AH

Tel: 020 7622 1467 Fax: 020 7622 1522

SOLUTION

No.87

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tad, tan, tat, tea, te


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003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

CARPeNTeR

BuIldeR

Free quotes,

Licensed Building

Practitioner no. 100981.

call Craig

All carpentry & building

repairs & maintenance.

021 060 2392 Alterations & property

upgrades.Laundries /

Trades & Services bathroom / kitchens

replaced. Specialising in Decking,

AA SHOWeR replacement of all rotten

CleANING

timber, fascia boards,

Deep clean, soap scum, window, windowsills etc.

water stains, mineral John Sandford, ph 329

deposits . Comp prices. 4616, mob 027 5189 598

Gold card disc. Ph 021 022 johnsandford2@gmail.

824 85

com

Trades & Services

CleANING SeRVICe

Home - Rentals -Home

Help. Competitive rates.

Ph Amanda 0274 761 602

COMPuTeR RePAIRS

fAST

Friendly experienced

techs available to help you

now. Christchurch based.

All work guaranteed.

Computer Help 0800 349

669

CONCReTe CuTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

eleCTRICIAN

Registered, electrical

installation and repairs,

Gorbie Electrical, ph 021

026 73375 or 03 322 4209

eleCTRICIAN

Available, 30 years

experience, immediate

start, competitive rate,

ph Brian 027 433 9548

No Call out fee

eleCTRICIAN

All types of domestic

& commercial work

undertaken, new housing,

alterations, extensions,

ranges, security lights,

quick response, efficient

service, free quotes,

city -wide. No call out

fee. M/S, 8-5. Call Pat

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

7331384.

eleCTRICIAN

Prompt & reliable

registered electrician

with 24 years experience

for all residential and

commercial work, new

housing and switch board

replacements. Phone Chris

027 516 0669

feNCING

All types of fencing . Free

quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

1920

GARdeNING

Weeding, Lawns, Pruning,

Garden Cleanups. Call

Phil The Gardener 021 661

246 for your free quote.

GASfITTING

N.T. Gas Services.

Domestic gas installations.

Reg Craftsman Gas Fitter.

Ph Nick 021 892 491

GlAZIeR

Glass repairs - pet doors

- conservatory roofs. Exp

Tradesman. Call Bill on

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

HANdY - dAN

General Handyman for

all your maintenance

requirements. I specialise

in fences and decking, also

do spouting cleans and

repairs and everyday home

maintenance. NO JOB TO

BIG OR SMALL I can do

it all, please don’t hesitate

to call me on 022 600 7738

for a no obligation free

quote.

HANdYMAN

Small jobs specialists. eg:

drippy taps, sticky doors,

locks, moss spraying etc.

Discount for pensioners.

Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

668 @oddjobs2018

HANdYMAN

For all those odd jobs. Ph

027 294 1508

lANdSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

Trades & Services

MOBIle CAR

CleANING SeRVICeS

We come to you where

ever you are. Ring us

at 03 281 8054 for free

quotation.

PAINTeR,QuAlIfIed

local professional, Int /

Ext,roofs,wallpaper, call

or text Corban 027 846

5035

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTeR

New, older homes,

interior, exterior. We stand

by Canterbury. Ph Wayne

0272 743 541, 385-4348

PAINTING

All jobs, none too small.

Free quotes Affordable

rates. Seniors discounts.

James 0220 652 637

PAINTING

PlASTeRING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family run

business, work guaranteed.

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

PlASTeReR

Phone Finn for all your

interior plastering needs.

No job too small -

renovations, alterations,

holes & cracks. Free

quotes. I’ll beat any quote

by 10% .25 yrs exp. Canty

born. Ph 022 087 4351

PlASTeRING (INT)

and small painting jobs

Experience and

Excellence. Small to

Medium job specialists

in all aspects of Interior

Plastering. Please call Tim

022 5380959

PlASTeReR

Available for Mid to Small

jobs. Ph 022 430 0277

.Free quotes.

PluMBING

dRAINAGe & GAS

No job to big or too small.

Discount rates!!. Free

quotes - call Morgan today

022 375 8506

ReMOVAlS

Small furniture removals,

have own van, can fit

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc, honest

& reliable, any area

considered, ph Chch 027

517 7001

ROOfING SeRVICeS

Metal roofing & spouting.

Butyl rubber and flat

rooves. Repairs, reroof

and new build. 25 yrs

experience.NZ Cert

and LBP qualified. Free

quotes. Call Elliot 332-

9662 / 027 237 9431

RuBBISH ReMOVAl

Van & Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

022

RuBBISH ReMOVAl

Van & Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

022

SPOuTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

SPOuTING CleANING

SPeCIAlIST

Entire spouting system

cleared. Single or 2 storey.

Jo 021 164 0365

SPOuTING CleANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out, Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

Trades & Services

STuMP GRINdING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

TIleR ( MASTeR )

Int / Ext. Res / Comm. .

Free quote. 18 yrs exp. Ph

Zac 021 1056 797

TRee SeRVICeS

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

TRee SeRVICeS

Hedges, shrubs, tree

trimming & removal,

rubbish removal, Ph for

free quotes 022 540 4900

WATeRBlASTING

Housewash, Drives, Paths,

Decks, Moss kills, Gutter

cleans. Ph 020 410 67205

WATeRBlASTING

Housewash, Drives, Paths,

Decks, Moss kills, Gutter

cleans. Ph 020 410 67205

WINdOW CleANING

Average 3 brm house

inside or out from $45.

Both from $80 Phone

Trevor 344-2170

WINdOW CleANING

Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

Wanted To Rent

ACCOMMODATION

URGENT Studio with

ensuite and kitchenette

or 1 bdrm flat, fully furn,

required by 31 April 2021.

Single prof. Please txt /ph

Lynda 027 2020 755 Chch

area.

ACCOMMODATION

URGENT Studio with

ensuite and kitchenette

or 1 bdrm flat, fully furn,

required by 31 April 2021.

Single prof. Please txt /ph

Lynda 027 2020 755 Chch

area.

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

ALWAYS

BUYING

Estates, China,

Antiques, Art, Royal

Albert, Royal Doulton

etc. Best Prices,

Free Appraisal. Call

Rob at 349-4229 or

027 299 7232

academyantiques.co.nz

Wanted To Buy

A1 Albums, old photo’s,

postcards, coins, gold,

bank notes, badges,

medals, jewellery,

watches, china, crystal,

books, furs, vintage

clothing, paintings,

furniture, estates &

downsizing. Etcetera

Antiques, 194 Edgeware

Rd 385 5117

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

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

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

Vehicles Wanted

Public Notices

Senior Citizens

Outings

with Companion Driving Service Ltd

Fri Apr 30 - TRANZ ALPINE EXPERIENCE.

Free pickup from your home - deliver you

to the Rail Station - travel to Greymouth on

Tranz Alpine Express where we will meet you

then travel to Punakaiki - return to Greymouth

- dinner and overnight in Greymouth.

Next morning visit Hokitika then return to

Christchurch with home drop off.

Our price of $489.00 includes train fare -

evening meal - full breakfast- your own tour

guide will accompany you.

Limited space so early booking advisable.

Phone Peter on 0800 453 873

Day trips will resume after Easter.

Public Notices

HOME BASED business.

Plant and some stock.

$4,500. Txt 028 461 4366

Situations Vacant

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

Christchurch Area

Monday to Friday

3pm-6pm

(Relieving work in schools)

We are looking for cleaners

to join our commercial

cleaning team.

You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your

own transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle depollution systems

0800 77 80 80

www.pickapart.co.nz

Public Notices

Situations Vacant

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

Northwood /

Belfast Area

Saturday & Sunday

7.30am - 10.30am

Shirley Area

Monday to Friday

3pm - 6pm

City Area

Monday to Friday

6pm - 9pm

We are looking for cleaners

to join our commercial

cleaning team.

You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your

own transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.


Catholic

Catholic

Catholic

Crossword Public Notice Solutions

Spiritualist

Spiritualist

Spiritualist

Pentecostal

Pentecostal

Catholic

Thursday April 1 2021 The Star 39

Interdenominational

Interdenominationa

EASTER Interdenominational CHURCH

SERVICES

Anglican

Interdenominational

terdenominational

Anglican

Entertainment

Interdenominational

Anglican

Presbyterian

STAMP AND

POSTCARD FAIR

The Philatelic Centre

67 Mandeville Street,

Riccarton

Saturday 3rd April

9am-12pm

Sellers tables available

Phone 027 6354 957

Presbyterian

Anglican

Presbyterian

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

Anglican

Public Notice

ATTENTION

BUSINESS OWNERS

Do your services make homes

warm and cosy?

You could feature in the Cosy Zone at the 2021 Star

Media Home and Leisure Show this July and reach over

10,000 attendees across 3 days!

Entertainment

STAMP AND

POSTCARD FAIR

The Philatelic Centre

67 Mandeville Street,

Riccarton

Saturday 3rd April

9am-12pm

Sellers tables available

Phone 027 6354 957

Catholic

Catholic

Lutheran

Methodist

Anglican

Easter

Anglican

@ Opawa

Presbyterian

Community

Anglican

Church

Good Friday - 9.30am -

“Why Did Jesus Have To Die?”

Easter Sunday - 10.00am -

“Why The Resurrection”

With Communion

Special Art

Installation

All Welcome -

Please phone

Craig Fairhall on

337-0092 for more

information.

Cnr Opawa Road & Ainsley Tce

Help us help the community

158 Opawa Rd

(cnr Opawa Rd & Aynsley Tce behind the Church)

10am - 4 pm Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday

Presbyterian

Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church

invites you and your family to our Easter Services:

Maundy Thursday,

1st April, 7pm

A short ‘Service of

the Shadows.’

Good Friday,

2nd April, 9.30am

We reflect on Jesus’

journey to the cross.

Easter Sunday,

4th April, 10am

Join us as we celebrate

the risen Christ.

Evangelical

Catholic

Evangelical Pentecostal

Catholic

Pentecostal

Interdenominational

Catholic

Lutheran

Interdenominational

Interdenominational

Lutheran

Interdenominational Methodist

Anglican

Interdenominational

Methodist

Baptist Presbyterian

Anglican

Presbyterian

Interdenominational

Anglican

Presbyterian

Presbyterian

5 Downing Street, Hoon Hay, Christchurch

(03) 338 8901, office@hoonhaychurch.co.nz

www.hoonhaychurch.co.nz

Easter at the

Anglican

Transitional Cathedral

Maundy Thursday 1 April

12:05pm Midday Prayer

7:00pm Eucharist of the Last Supper

Good Friday 2 April

8:30am Morning Prayer

10:00am Children’s Service

12:00noon Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday 3 April

12:noon: Midday Prayer

9:00pm The Great Vigil with the First

Eucharist of Easter

Presbyterian

SUNDAY 4 APRIL ~ EASTER

8:00am Holy Eucharist

10:00am Festival Eucharist

5:00pm Festal Evensong

234 Hereford St

Latimer Square

ChristChurch

Cathedral

Transitional

St. Augustine’s,

Anglican Church

Parish of

Cashmere

(An Alpha Church)

Good Friday

Meet at Cashmere Presbyterian at 9am, then

process with the cross to St Augustine’s for our

10am Easter Vigil: a quiet, contemplative service.

Baptist

Anglican

Anglican

Baptist

Easter Day

St Augustine’s 10am Easter Celebration &

Eucharist. “Christ is Risen; He is risen indeed!”

5 Cracroft Terrace (off Dyers Pass Road)

Ph 332-6627 | office@staugustines.co.nz

ALL

WELCOME

Anglican

Evangelical

Presbyterian

Presbyterian

Anglican

St Peter’s Church

Church Corner

1 April Maundy Thursday

Holy Communion & Service

of Shadows - 7.30pm

2 April Good Friday

Church Corner

Methodist Centre

Reflective Service - 9.30am

4 April Easter Day

Holy Communion &

greening of the cross.

Please bring greenery or flower to

transform the cross. 8am & 9.30am

St Luke’s Church

School Rd, Yaldhurst.

4 April Easter Day

Holy Communion - 9.30am

The Rev. Ken Light • 027 211 1501

www.stpeterschurch.nz

Angl

Central Heating • Diesel Heating • Fires • Curtains

+ Blinds • Underfloor Heating • Double Glazing • Solar

Bedding • Merino • Heat Pumps • Airflow Solutions

If this sounds like you,

contact Lisa now on 021 800 809 or email lisa.

lynch@starmedia.kiwi for a no obligation quote.

Payment options available. Terms & Conditions apply.


40 The Star Thursday April 1 2021

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

THE ENTERTAINMENT HUB OF THE NORTH!

SATURDAY 24 APRIL, 8PM

PRE-SALE TICKETS $25 | DOOR SALES $30

BISTRO

OPEN FROM

NOON

BISTRO

WED TO SUN

OPEN FROM 12PM

WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY

EASTER

OPENING TIMES

Easter Thu 11am

GOOD FRI CLOSED

Easter BAR HOURS Sat 11am

Easter MON 3PM-10PM Sun 11am

TUES & WEDS 11.30AM

THURS

Easter

11AM

Mon

| FRI

12pm

11.30AM

Tue SAT & Wed & SUN 11.30am 11AM

Closing times will will vary. vary.

HOUSIE

HOUSIE

KAIAPOI CLUB | 113 RAVEN QUAY

PHONE: 03 327 7884

EVERY

THURSDAY

12PM

EVERY

THURSDAY

12PM

Eyes down

12.30PM

EYES DOWN

12.30PM

THE ATARMIES

LIVE RUGBY

GOOD FRIDAY 7.05PM

CRUSADERS v

HIGHLANDERS

SATURDAY 7.05PM

BLUES v HURRICANES

FRIDAY

LUCKY MEMBER DRAW

$1400

GOOD FRIDAY 7PM SPORTS BAR

NON MEMBERS

WELCOME

EASTER SATURDAY 7PM WHITFORDS BAR

CHUR BRO

N E W

ME NU

NEW BAR/BISTRO MENU

AVAILABLE

MONDAY-SUNDAY

12 NOON - 8.30PM

QU I Z

EVERY WEDNESDAY

FROM 7PM

HOU S I E

EVERY SATURDAY

FROM 12.30PM

Woolston Club|43 Hargood St|Ph 03 389 7039|www.woolstonclub.co.nz|fb.com/WoostonclubInc

LIVE MUSIC

SATURDAY FROM 7PM

MANDI MILLER

BISTRO OPEN

COURTESY COACH OPERATING

SUPER RUGBY LIVE ON OUR BIG SCREEN

BISTRO IS OPEN TUES TO SAT

12pm-2pm and from 5pm

202 Marine Pde - Ph 388-9416

www.newbrightonclub.co.nz

Members, guests & affiliates welcome

Bridie's Bar & Bistro

401 Worcester St, Linwood

Ph: 03 260 0325


Thursday April 1 2021 The Star 41

at Hornby Club

Open normal hours over Easter.

EASTER BUNNY visiting this

Sunday at lunch & dinnertime!

Friday 7pm: JO'S KARAOKE

Saturday 7pm: AMPT

Sunday 3pm: ROBBIE DREW

LIVE! SUPER RUGBY &

BLACK CAPS CRICKET

17 CARMEN RD. PH. 03 349 9026

WWW.HORNBYWMC.CO.NZ

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 1 to Wednesday 7 April 2021

Fancy a little funk? Grab your fill today.

Local funksters EAT MY SHORTS

play a double header starting with

Riverside Jazz Club in Riverside Market

at 6pm followed by 12 Bar Blues Bar

at 9pm.

‘Famous for their roasts!’

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

Kid's SPECIAL

Two courses

Seniors SPECIAL

Two courses

$13

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

Soup/Roast or

Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

$23

Start your

day with us

We are open from 6.30am

Cooked

breakfasts

$19

Check out our extensive

breakfast menu from

Continental to Cooked

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Christchurch’s

smoking hot BLUES BAR. Thursday 9pm - Eat

My Shorts. Saturday 8pm - CWB (Cathcart

Walsh Blaikie). Sunday 4pm - Quiz.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Thursday 7.30pm CWB (Cathcart Walsh

Blaikie) grooves, country & blues, free; 9.30pm -

Revolućion Latin dancing with DJ Zee, free.

Good Friday - CLOSED. Saturday 7pm - Live

music. Easter Sunday - CLOSED. Monday 7pm

- Quiz Night, free. Wednesday 7.30pm - John

Prine Memorial Concert feat. Adam McGrath;

Lindon Puffin; Jess Shanks; The Port Hillbillies;

Blair Allchurch; Liz Nichol; Blair Morgan; Andy

Thompson; & Geoff Skinner, free.

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

- Mickey Rat's Karaoke. Saturday 7pm - Chur

Bro. Monday 3pm - AMPT.

BOO RADLEYS, Level 1, 98 Victoria St:

Thursday 9pm - Marcel. Good Friday -

CLOSED. Easter Saturday - CLOSED.

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.

CASHMERE CLUB, 88 Hunter Tce:

Saturday 7.30pm - Mainland Big Band, $10

entry.

CASSELS BLUE SMOKE, Garlands Rd:

Friday 16 April, 8.30pm - Adam Hattaway &

the Haunters; Daniel Armstrong & the

Monsoons (Auckland), tickets at

undertheradar.co.nz.

HORNBY CLUB, Carmen Rd: Friday 7pm -

Jo's Karaoke. Saturday 7pm - AMPT. Sunday

3pm - Robbie Drew.

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven Quay: Saturday

24 April, 8pm - DnD Showband presents Two

Tribute Shows in One feat. Fleetwood Mac &

ABBA. Tickets $25 at the club. Door sales $30.

KENSINGTON FUN HOUSE, 185

Manchester St: Tuesday 8pm - Stand-Up

Comedy Open Mic.

NEW BRIGHTON CLUB, 202 Marine

Pde: Saturday 7pm - Mandi Miller.

OXFORD WMC, 160 High St, Oxford:

Saturday 8pm - DnD pumping covers BAND.

RICHMOND CLUB, 75 London St: Friday

7pm - Cantora. Saturday 7pm - Reminisce with

Anthony. Sunday 3pm - Stephen James.

RIVERSIDE MARKET, 98 Oxford Tce:

Thursday 6pm - Eat My Shorts, $10 entry.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St, Hornby:

Saturday 8pm - The Misfitz.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

Thursday 8pm - Nexus. Saturday 7.30pm - Best

of the Open Mic. Wednesday 9pm - Titanic

(Kevin Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and Peter K

Malthus).

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd,

Addington: Easter Thursday 8.30pm - Decoy

Duck. Saturday 8.30pm - In the City. Tuesday

7pm - Quiz. Wednesday 7pm - Lance Kiwi

Karaoke.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 143 Hargood St:

Good Friday 7pm - The Atarmies, all welcome.

Saturday 7pm - Chur Bro.

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON, 19 London

St, Lyttelton: Thursday 6pm - Tim Allen &

the Two; The Gateways; Sneaky Caribbean

Monk Seals: James Constable, $10 entry.

Saturday 8pm - The Seaside Stranglers Live

with Killergrams (solo), free. Tuesday 8pm -

Open Mic. Wednesday 8pm - Jam Night.





Celebrate Easter weekend with us!

HOT CROSS BUNS

feature the whole

Easter weekend

SENIOR'S GOLD CARD

SPECIALS!

From $23.50

Friday 2nd to

Sunday 4th April

We are closed Good Friday

Lunch session only.

Bookings Essential

PH 386 0088

fb.com/GardenRestaurantBuffet

www.gardenhotel.co.nz

WED: ROAST MEAL

THUR: FISH & CHIPS

FRI: FISH & CHIPS

SUN: ROAST MEAL

Available 11.30am-2pm

CHECK

OUT

OUR

AMAZING

WEEK DAY

COFFEE-

COMBO

SPECIALS

FROM $7.50

CAFE OPEN 7 DAYS 9AM - 4PM

BAR OPEN THU - SUN EVENINGS

PH 385 8880

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

fb.com/GBCCHCH

THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX, 110 MARSHLAND RD

www.gardenhotel.co.nz . Phone 385 3132

facebook.com/gardenrestaurantbuffet instagram.com/gardenrestaurantbuffet

WHAT’S ON AT THE RICHMOND CLUB

FRIDAY 7PM

CANTORA

SATURDAY 7PM

REMINISCE

with ANTHONY

SUNDAY 3PM

STEPHEN JAMES

LIVE RUGBY

FRIDAY 7.05PM

CRUSADERS v

HIGHLANDERS

SATURDAY 7.05PM

BLUES v

HURRICANES

75 London St, Richmond

Christchurch 8013

P: 03 389 5778

theborough.nz

richmondclub.nz


42 The Star Thursday April 1 2021

Kate Sofabed

WAS $

499

NOW

$

399

NOW ON. ENDS 12.4.21.

ALL LOUNGE ON SALE!

Rivo

2 Seater Recliner NOW $ 1999

3 Seater Recliner NOW $ 2199

Allessa Sofa + Otttoman

NOW

WAS $

3299

$

2699

ALL DINING ON SALE!

Carson 5 Piece Dining Set

W120 – Black or White Chairs

WAS $

829

NOW

$

599

Duke PU

Dining Chair

WAS $

165

NOW

$

125

Seychelles

Queen Mattress

Soft Feel

NOW $

449

ALL MATTRESSES

ON SALE!

Majorca

Queen Mattress

Medium Feel

NOW $

499

Grenada

Queen Mattress

Firm Feel

NOW $

599

Jamie Single/

Single Bunk

WAS $

699

NOW

$

599

ALL BEDROOM ON SALE!

Dallas

Queen Bed

WAS $

449

NOW

$

349

Chia

3 Drawer Bedside

NOW $

199

5 Drawer – W60

NOW $

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St began, the tools were put

down again for two months.

A letter to residents from the

city council informed them the

project would be delayed in spite

of construction starting as it did

not obtain the archaeological

authority required beforehand.

Transport planning and

delivery manager Lynette Ellis

did not specify whether this was

an oversight by the city council

but said i takes time to apply for

Association president Dr

Garth Wilson said residents

were not only frustrated the

work would take longer, but

they also did no think the city

council were transparent enough

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Transparency called for

over cycleway work

• By Bea Gooding

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | starnews.co.nz | 93,000 circulation | Trusted for 152 years

THE CENTRAL Riccarton

Residents’ Association believes

the city council needs to be more

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for any delays to construction

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