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Opportunity missed to hear all views

over controversial housing project

• By Bea Gooding

A ST ALBANS couple say the

Papanui-Innes Community

Board has missed a key

opportunity to hear all views

surrounding a controversial

housing project.

A petition signed by more

than 40 residents was presented

to the board earlier this year

opposing the design of two developments

at 47 Mersey St and

138 Westminster St, describing

them as “characterless.”

But Patrick Lindsay and

Emma Stilwell, who recently

moved to the area, were not

approached to have their voices

heard before the petition was

sent to the city council.

One of the key attractions

that cemented their decision to

move there were the medium

density housing developments

themselves.

They were warm and dry

having been built with today’s

building code standard in mind,

and provided families with a

different housing option compared

to “expensive, draughty

character villas featuring

time-consuming gardens and

backyards.”

“These developments create

opportunities for more affordable

home ownership and rentals that

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simply do not exist in other cities,

and in many other suburbs across

Ōtautahi,” they said in a letter

addressed to the board.

“It’s close to schools, work and

the reviving central city, with

beautiful parks and great small

businesses.”

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units at Mersey St, and five twostorey

units on Westminster St.

Work is already under way at

Mersey St.

Residents were concerned the

designs of the units were not

aligned with character area rules.

A large number of houses

were built from early to mid-

20th century, consisting of single-storey

wooden bungalows.

But city council head of

resource consents John Higgins

said the properties were not

within a character area identified

in the District Plan.

He said they are within the

Residential Density Transition

Zone, where change in the area

CHARACTERLESS:

A St Albans couple

say the Papanui-

Innes Community

Board should

have sought wider

perspectives on

a controversial

housing project,

including these

units on Mersey St.

was anticipated over time.

Lindsay and Stilwell believe

the opportunity was missed

to listen to the perspectives

of first-home buyers, young

people, students, migrants

and Covid-19 returnees to the

country who live in mediumdensity

housing.

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Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Thursday, 2-3.30pm, at Fendalton,

Friday, 10am-noon, at Papanui,

Tuesday, 1-3pm, at Bishopdale,

Wednesday, 1-2.30pm, at Redwood

Bishopdale, Fendalton, Papanui and

Redwood libraries

Take your knitting, crochet, stitching

or any other handcraft and enjoy

the company of others. Share skills

and be inspired.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Thursday, 11am-5pm, Friday,

11am-5pm, Monday, 11am-5pm,

Tuesday, 2-5pm, Wednesday,

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Fendalton Library

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with the information, options and

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JP Clinic

Saturday, 10am-noon, at

Fendalton, Tuesday, 10am-1pm, at

Shirley and Papanui, Wednesday,

10am-1pm, at Bishopdale

Bishopdale, Papanui and Shirley

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A justice of the peace will be

available to witness signatures and

documents, certify document copies,

hear oaths, declarations, affidavits or

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Friends of the Library Book Talk, Tuesday, 12.30-1.30pm. Fendalton

Library. Trish Bowles, illustrator of The Anzac Puppy, will be speaking. The

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Saturday, 10am-3pm

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fibre craft, demonstrations, a fashion

parade and have-a-go activities. Gold

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GenConnect

Tuesday, 12.15-12.45pm

Papanui Library

If you have questions about your

smartphone or tablet, ask an expert

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Reading to Dogs

Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm

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a love for reading. Registration required.

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Scottish Country Dancing

Tuesday, 7.45-9.45pm

Heaton Intermediate School hall, 125

Heaton St

Go along if you want to take part in

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Scrabble

Wednesday, 1-3pm, at Bishopdale,

1.30-3.30pm, at Shirley

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Long-awaited community

centre opens this weekend

AFTER SEVERAL delays, the

$3.1 million Kohinga St Albans

Community Centre will be

opened this weekend.

The centre will come alive for

the first time this Saturday after

Mayor Lianne Dalziel officiates

the opening, which includes live

music and entertainment from

Suzie Sport and Chris Williams,

along with a barbecue.

The original facility was

demolished following extensive

damages caused by the Canterbury

earthquakes more than a

decade ago.

The rebuild was due to finish in

December last year, but it

was pushed back due to the

Covid-19 lockdown, with building

materials taking longer than

planned to arrive in the country

from abroad.

Residents can now look

forward to utilising the new

premises, which includes a

new hall, three meeting rooms,

kitchen facilities and an outside

deck area.

Community groups like the

Cranford Pippins, a Steady as

you Go Fall Prevention exercise

group, yoga sessions and youth

theatre groups are also expected

to return to the centre.

A section adjacent to the site,

which runs between Colombo

St and Caledonian Rd, has been

purchased by the city council

and will offer a quiet green space

with raised garden beds.

The St Albans Residents Association

will be responsible for

the centre’s management.

It had to temporarily operate

from the St Albans Tennis Club

and a transitional community

centre provided by the Lions

Club International Foundation

on Colombo St since the original

centre’s demolition.

In February, Ngāi Tahu gifted

the name “Kohinga” for the

new building. The area was

researched for its significance to

Māori.

Originally, much of St Albans

was filled with swamp, raupo

and flax, and was fed by many

tributaries – a body of water that

ALIVE: The

Kohinga St Albans

Community

Centre opens

this weekend

after more than

a decade of

uncertainty. ​

flows into a larger lake or river,

The people of Waitaha,

Ngāti Māmoe and Ngāi Tahu

gathered resources from here for

generations, until the draining of

the land into the Avon River.

Kohinga means to gather or

collect, and reflects the ethos of

the gathering of tributaries and

the gathering of people to collect

natural resources.

The opening will take place on

Saturday, from 10am.

In Brief

GRANTS APPROVED

The Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board

has approved a grant of $10,000

from its 2020-2021 Discretionary

Respond Fund to the

Christchurch North Community

Patrol. This will support the

group towards the purchase of a

second patrol vehicle, especially

as it has recently heavily

increased its presence in crime

hotspots around Bishopdale,

Avonhead and Russley. Another

$10,000 grant has also been

approved from the fund towards

Bishopdale Regeneration

Projects.

GARDEN AWARDS

CEREMONY

The presentation ceremony

for this year’s Community

Pride Garden Awards in the

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board area will

take place next Wednesday

at Omarino Wine Park on

Harewood Rd. The awards, in

collaboration with community

boards and the Christchurch

Beautifiying Association

encourage civic pride and

acknowledge those who have

contributed to maintaining

the Garden City image by

beautifying their streets and

gardens. Last year more than

700 certificates were awarded for

outstanding gardens.

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Life experience motivation for supporting

PRIDE: Khye

Hitchcock

wants to help

build a kinder

and more

equitable

world, not

just for the

environment,

but for

humanity too.

Khye Hitchcock is programme director of The Green

Lab – a charitable trust which creates green spaces

across Christchurch. They talk to reporter Bea Gooding

about the importance of fostering community

connection and well-being with the environment in

mind

KHYE HITCHCOCK has always

wanted to explore new ways

of supporting the well-being

of everyone, including the

environment.

The Green Lab programme

director now works closely with

residents to design and build

urban green spaces across the

city that communities can be

proud to call their own.

But helping to create a

kinder and more equitable

world went beyond her love

of all things design and the

natural world – it extended to

the LGBTQIA+ community.

Said Hitchcock: “In my

career as an artist and curator,

I have responded to things

like the degradation of our

freshwater systems, climate

change, and creating largescale

community projects.

I’ve been involved in

feminist and queer art

collectives that sought to

create a kinder and more

equitable world.

“All of these things are interlinked;

I’ve always been motivated to

explore new ways that support the

well-being of everyone.”

When Hitchcock was a teenager in

small-town New Zealand, they were

often threatened with homophobic

violence.

As someone who identifies as

non-binary, it was a push to ensure

others never went through the same

thing and to remind others of why

kindness and well-being matters.

“The world has changed a lot in

20 years, but it’s still not easy being

trans in 2021.”

Formerly known as Greening the

Rubble, Hitchcock joined The Green

Lab three years ago as project manager,

before becoming its director

early last year.

They were invited to join the team

after producing the Festival of Transitional

Architecture in 2018, involving

more than 150 participants and

17 art installations.

The trust emerged following the

September 2010 earthquake to

green rubble sites with temporary

landscaping and planting projects,

bringing people back into the central

city.

Hitchcock oversees programme

scheduling, budgeting, builds relationships

with other organisations,

manages funding applications and

does most of the graphic design and

social media content.

Like all cities, Christchurch is

home to many overlapping communities.

“I think The Green Lab’s strength

is that we don’t try to serve everyone

all once, but will spend several

months serving a particular

community, learning about their

aspirations and supporting them in

creating something that’s theirs,”

they said.

“Our community co-design process

is empowering to those engaged

in it.”

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– a gathering space created

with Phillipstown residents, Linwood

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the CBD and a wayfinding route in

Richmond.

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well-being of everyone

“Instead of building in the

relatively settled weather of

late summer/early autumn,

the lockdown meant our team

were working with volunteers

in winter to get the project

done,” said Hitchcock.

“The project had such a

beautiful cohort of folk that

showed up week after week, in

the rain, in the cold.

“We had a grandmother who

learned how to use an angle

grinder, a woman from the

Philippines wanted photos to

send home because she’d never

been able to use power tools in

her country, and a volunteer

said the process helped him

find his voice.”

But one of the biggest challenges

of running a non-profit

was resourcing enough people,

materials and funding. Many

of the team members worked

part-time.

“The Green Lab is really

lucky; the city council has supported

our mahi from the early

days. However, the context

we’re working in has changed

dramatically since then,” they

said.

“Finding ways to sustain our

mahi, to make sure we are taking

good care of our team, the

communities we’re working

with and the environment is

SUSTAINABILITY: The Green Lab co-designs and helps

build urban green spaces with residents to foster social

connections and well-being.

sometimes a juggle.”

Prior to Covid-19, the trust

had interior greening projects

lined up in commercial spaces,

but the pinch on the economy

meant uptake on this had been

slower than expected.

“We know plants support

well-being and that kind of

work felt [like] a way to live our

values as well as provide

an income stream that supported

our community-based

work.”

Hitchcock’s family hails

from England, making the

move to New Zealand when

they were born.

Growing up in Whanganui

and following a three-year

stint in Japan and England,

they returned home to study

a Masters in Fine Arts at the

University of Auckland, graduating

in 2012.

Hitchcock found themself in

Christchurch a few years later

on a 10-month work contract

and has remained in the city

ever since.

And they have been busy,

having worked in curatorial

roles at SCAPE Public Art, the

Centre of Contemporary Art

and FESTA.

Hitchcock is currently

volunteer manager for Te

Pūtahi’s Open Christchurch

event in May, where 40

building owners will “literally”

open their doors so that

the public can experience

architecture from the inside.

“I’m interested in the ways

we can engage with the architecture

of this place to see what

values were historically, and

how they’re changing,” they

said.

“I think the awareness of

things that have shaped our

current beliefs allows us to

imagine new possibilities.”

Hitchcock was co-chair of

Qtopia until last year, which

provides support for rainbow

youth across the region.

Along with partner, Siobhan,

they recently spoke on a panel

about queer parenting in Wellington

– a topic close to their

heart as they both raised an

11-year-old, Jamie.

“I’m non-binary – this mahi

is important to me because it’s

a huge part of who I am and

my experiences in the world.

“There’s still lots of work to

do,” they said.

Concerns voices

were not heard

• From page 1

Many were not able to attend

community meetings during the

workdays.

“We’ve recently become aware that

some voices in the community are

vehemently opposed to the kind of

medium-density housing that has

let people like us join St Albans. We

absolutely respect the positions of these

people,” their letter read.

“We know that many

younger couples like ourselves

are busy building

careers, working while

studying or raising young

families, which allows

little time to investigate Emma

local council issues.” Norrish

But, they were concerned

that “the voices of older established

households may be overly magnified

with this kind of issue.”

Board chairwoman Emma Norrish

said the board did not undertake any

wider engagement because it has no

influence over the resource consent

process.

“I absolutely understand their concerns.

Unfortunately, as we’ve always

said, we can’t have any influence as it’s

not a community board process,” she

said.

“But we’re really happy to receive

that correspondence [from the couple]

because with these sorts of things, you

only hear one side.”

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Every week in our auction rooms I get to

see a huge range of emotions playing out.

I’m often very moved by the drama that a

competitive process can create for attendees

and my heart goes out to them. There are

tears about missing a much-wanted but

very sought-after property, there’s elation at

successfully purchasing, there’s a genuine

pride at finally getting on the property

ladder and, for some parents, there’s

the realisation that without them the

purchase would not have been possible.

These are tears that I can definitely relate to.

It seems more and more parents are seeing

withdrawals from the trusty, rusty or even

crusty ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ and as we

personally get a little bit nearer to that time

ourselves, I thought I’d take a closer look.

Obtaining funds from family is not a new

phenomenon, but it is a very important one

for some first-home buyers – and with lofty

deposits often required, it can involve big

numbers. It’s essential parents are aware of this

and that’s why we will often see parents not

just on auction day but throughout the whole

process, including open home attendances,

and second and third visits. Being part of a very

close family, I imagine that I’d want to do this as

well and whilst some real estate professionals

struggle with large family viewings – and even

larger post-visit family debates – best you get

used to it!

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providing funds is not as straightforward as it

once was.

Originally the main means of assisting were,

firstly, contributing to the deposit, to a level

the lender was happy with, and, secondly,

supplementing additional funds to ensure

the debt-servicing criteria were met. It’s often

referred to as a guarantee.

This second method needs to be carefully

thought through by parents, as a default by

their son or daughter (and much as we don’t

like to imagine it, this can happen) could see

them shouldering the responsibility for the

loan themselves. This can become extremely

uncomfortable, especially if they have their

own financial commitments and pending

retirement. To address this, there have been

changes to the legislation deeming that

any and all guarantors to a loan need

to demonstrate the ability to meet the

required loan payments to avoid the worst

from happening.

As much as we all love our families, if you are

considering helping in this particular way it’s

essential to get independent advice.

So, what are these purchasers buying?

It seems they are trying everything.

First-home buyers with limited budgets are

thinking outside the square and in some cases

the market is giving them a robust education

in looking at properties that buyers might

have had the luxury of excluding in the past.

Varied locations, new subdivisions made

infinitely more desirable due to improved

motorway access, new schools and

communities, are all hugely popular.

We are also encountering parents looking

on behalf of overseas offspring with British

Pounds and American Dollars burning a

hole in their pockets and those budgets are

extraordinary when compared with what

was once considered necessary for making a

purchase in our local market.

So much of what we achieve as human beings

relates to how we have helped or been helped

by others, and I imagine one day I’ll be in

an auction room helping one of our family

members make a withdrawal from the trusty

bank of Mum and Dad too!

So, to all those parents in the same position,

well done, without you a whole generation

wouldn’t get to enjoy what we thought of as a

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Thursday April 8 2021 7

Concerns over proposal to close bus lounges

• By Sophie Harris

THE CITY council is currently

consulting on a proposal to

close two Metro bus lounges on

Riccarton Rd.

But Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board member

Andrei Moore said the move,

if approved, would hurt “the

most vulnerable people” in the

community: Youth, the elderly

and people with

disabilities.

“It’s a backwards

step for

public transport

in Christchurch

given how busy

Andrei

Moore

the bus stop is,”

Moore said.

The closure was

mooted in the city

council’s draft Long Term Plan

2021-2031, in which it is looking

for savings of $329m over the

next 10 years.

A city council spokesperson

said a review found no “remaining

need” for the lounges, and

the proposed closures were part

of an attempt to reduce day-today

running costs.

Since opening in 2015, the

Riccarton bus lounges have

been the focus of complaints

about youth loitering, anti-social

behaviour and crime that has,

COSTS: A proposal to close two Metro bus lounges on Riccarton Rd has prompted

concerns on how it will impact youth, the elderly and people with disabilities.

at times, affected surrounding

businesses.

However, Moore said closing

them would kick the elderly and

people with disabilities into the

cold, and leave young people

with nowhere safe to wait.

“Young people need more safe

spaces, not less.”

The city council is currently

calling for public feedback on

its plans, but a visit to the bus

lounges last week revealed most

people were unaware of the

proposal.

Erin Costello, a frequent

user of the bus lounge, said

not enough had been done to

publicise the proposal, which she

felt was hidden in the Long Term

Plan.

“I found the proposal yesterday,

after my third look,” she

said.

“It is on about page 50 of a 75-

page document. One very small

paragraph, saying they are proposing

to close the bus lounges.

“People who are going to be

affected by this are not going to

easily find that information and

give feedback.”

Moore agreed, saying the proposal

had been “tucked into the

Long Term Plan with no notice”.

“There is a real lack of visibility

on this closure,” he said.

A city council spokesperson

said the long term plan had been

communicated across a variety

of channels, including through

media releases, digital and print

advertising, and on its website.

The public can make submissions

on the Riccarton bus

lounges, and other Long Term

Plan 2021-2031 proposals, via the

city council’s website until April

18.

A final decision on the lounges

is expected in June.

To make a submission, visit:

https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/

plans-strategies-policies-andbylaws/plans/long-term-planand-annual-plans/long#9

HAVE YOUR SAY: Should

the city council close the

two Metro bus waiting

lounges on Riccarton Rd?

Email your views to bea.

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Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 April, 10am - 3pm

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Harewood School pupils took part in a colour run last week to learn

more about the Holi Festiva and the Hindu culture, organised by school

parent Maryanne Bhatnagar. Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in

India, known as the Festival of Colours. The festival signifies the arrival of

spring and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

•More photos, page 11


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Leaders in Learning

Tennis

Our Girls Senior Tennis Doubles pairing of Juliette

Ma and Alkmini Giannakogiorgou got the year off

to a winning start when they won the Canterbury

Secondary Schools title in the Year 12 and 13

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Tuesday 16th February at Wilding Park.

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year for Burnside High School. Our Senior Girls

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This event was played in Christchurch, 26th –

28th February. The team followed this success

up by winning the Canterbury Secondary Schools

Senior Volleyball Championships two weeks later

(12th – 14th March).

Golf

Juliette Ma and Alkmini Giannakogiorgou

Volleyball

The Burnside High School Golf A-team have also

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in Auckland.

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from Canterbury, who have a

form of physical impairment to

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peers and range of experts

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Halberg Foundation and Parafed

Canterbury. Twenty-nine

competitors aged between 5 and

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over the course of the day. This

inaugural event is to be the

beginning of an annual tradition,

where even more students from

across the South Island can

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prowess, enjoy fun competition,

and connect with friends.

Polyfest

This year Polyfest was

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March 13 with twenty

secondary schools taking

part. This event continues

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culture, language and

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Burnside High School’s tutors, Greg Galovale

Senior Achievement Results 2020

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NZQA scholarship examinations

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number of passes we have had in a number of

years:

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Outstanding Scholarship: 12

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Year Level

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Year 12

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Year 13

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Thursday April 8 2021 13

Chicken pie will tempt the taste buds

Try this relatively quickto-assemble

chicken pie

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large family pie around

eight individual pies. It will

cook in around 90min. Or if

you prefer a pork meal, our

hoisin pork belly is a twist

on this modern favourite

Chicken and cider pie

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 tbsp oil

2 boneless skinless chicken

breasts, sliced or chopped into

small pieces

1 leek, sliced lengthwise then

finely chopped

1 medium apple, peeled, quartered

and sliced

1 carrot, peeled, sliced lengthwise

and cut in thin semi-circular

slices

2 tbsp plain flour

300ml apple cider

1 tsp chicken stock powder

½ tsp dried thyme or a few

sprigs of fresh thyme

a pinch of mixed herbs

salt and pepper to taste

1 x 400gm block or three sheets

frozen flaky or rough

puff pastry, defrosted

1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

beaten egg or a little milk to

glaze

Directions

Preheat the oven to 210 deg C.

Grease a pie dish if using.

Heat one tablespoon of the oil

in a large frying pan and seal

the chicken in batches, stirring,

setting each batch aside once it is

sealed. Then add the remaining

oil to the pan and, when heated,

add the leek, sliced apple and

carrot, and cook gently until the

leek is softened.

Return the chicken and any

juices to the pan, then stir in the

flour, mixing well. Add the cider

a bit at a time, mixing it in with

a wooden spoon so the flour

doesn’t form lumps.

When all the cider is added,

sprinkle in the chicken stock and

herbs and stir in the mustard.

Simmer gently until the liquid

has almost evaporated, season

with salt and pepper and allow

to cool.

If using a pie dish, roll out

enough pastry to line the base.

Use the rolling pin to lift the pastry

and press it gently into the tin

This chicken

pie filling

can also be

made into

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pies, pasties

or turnovers.

with your fingers. Spoon in the

cooled filling. Roll the remaining

pastry to make a lid. Brush

the pastry edges with water, then

place the lid on top.

Use a sharp knife to neatly

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or use a fork to press all the way

around the edge to fuse the pastry

together. Use any trimmings

for decorations; a dab of water

will make them stick. Brush the

pie or pies with beaten egg or a

little milk.

Bake for 35-45min until golden

and crisp. This filling can also

be used for pasties or turnovers.

Hoisin pork belly

Serves 4

Ingredients

500-600gm boned pork belly

roast

1 tbsp canola oil

fresh flaky sea salt

2 tbsp hoisin sauce

1 tbsp lightly toasted sesame

seeds

Directions

Preheat oven to 220 deg C.

If using a traditional pork belly

roast, remove skin. While roast

is cooking, rub skin with oil and

grill to make crackling.

Trim any excess fat off roast, if

preferred.

Brush with oil and rub with sea

salt.

Cover with baking film. Place

pork in an oven pan.

Roast for 30min at 200 deg C

then reduce the temperature to

170 deg C and continue roasting

until cooked, about 30min. This

will depend on thickness. The

internal temperature should be 71

deg C. Cover and rest for 10min

before serving.

Brush pork with hoisin sauce

and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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HEALTH & AWARENESS

Joint pain: Do I have arthritis or

could it be mainly my muscles?

The team at Physical Sense in Sydenham

sees clients with a range of symptoms but

many of their middle-aged and senior clients

visit complaining of pain in one of their joints.

Physiotherapist Ietje van Stolk suggests

that a major part of the pain could be due

to muscle pain rather than simply arthritis.

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

for the pain may be the muscles around

the joint,” she explains. The images show

how a muscle knot (the crosses) in a back

muscle can give hip pain (aches and pain

are the red areas in the drawings), a knot

in a muscle on the back of the shoulder

blade can give a deep pain in the front of

the shoulder and a muscle knot all the way

near the groin can give an ache in the knee

(especially at night in bed).

Ietje recalls one case where an 89 year

old client with severe arthritis who walked

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

a wheelchair, I cannot put any weight

through my right leg due to pain in my hip

and buttock”. “Within 4 treatments, she

was walking with her stick but without the

severe pain,” says Ietje. “The arthritis was

one of the factors that made her muscles

spasm but the other was that older people

move less and the flexed position the hip

is in when we sit is particularly bad for

the hip.” Ietje is happy with the fact that

although the client was 89 and could have

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

pain, she made a difference to her health

and wellbeing.

The same lack of movement can be the

reason for your knee pain or your shoulder

pain and the same few treatments could

make a huge difference for you.

At Physical Sense, hands-on techniques

(massage and triggerpoint deactivation

techniques) are used to release the muscles.

The client also gets a home exercise

program designed to mobilize and stretch

the joint, strengthen the important core

muscles and increase general strength and

SHOULDER

PAIN

KNEE PAIN

balance. They teach a movement sequence

that stretches the joint in all directions

whilst the client is able to lie safely on their

bed, perfect for older or less mobile clients.

In many cases having the muscles

released and being taught how to maintain

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

HIP PAIN

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

If severe arthritis is the underlying cause,

some maintenance therapy may be

necessary, but that is often more affordable

and, for older patients, better tolerated

than surgery. After only one treatment you

should know that it will work for you. Call

and only pay $50 on that treament.

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

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

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AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONALS

Specialised machines used to

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Auto electricAl specialists, roses

Auto electrical, are experts in repairing

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electrical and electronic componentry

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Their cranford Street workshop

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roses Auto electrical offer a full range

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and install and repair car stereo systems,

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A recent acquisition for roses Auto

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This specialised and highly

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Have you lost your

buying mojo?

I have noticed a few buyers out there

recently who are starting to lose their

house buying enthusiasm. They have

missed out on a few deadlines and

Auctions are starting to wonder if they will

ever find something or are instead doomed

to dedicate every weekend for the rest of

their lives to open homes.

Don’t despair, the home is out there for

you and in the meantime I have found

these great tips for getting your buying

mojo back!

1. Start with one small win

Even a pat on the back for getting

your finance Pre-approved, that’s an

accomplishment in itself!

2. Focus on your mission, not your

obligations.

If you can find your mission, you’ll get

back your motivation, and if you get

your motivation back, you will find your

confidence.

3. Get unstuck

by shifting your

perspective

This means changing

how you look at things,

is it time to review your

wish list and home

buying criteria?

4. Stay far from

negativity

Reading and listening to

news articles about how hard the market is,

is not going to help. Neither is Janet at work

or that friend that has no idea but thinks

they know everything about the market

even though they aren’t in it.

5. Mind what you say to yourself

If you tell yourself you’re never going

to find a home to buy, then you are only

becoming your own worst enemy.

6. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and

support

Brokers, lawyers, agents, we are all here

to help and support your journey. You just

need to find the right ones.

Good luck and have faith! Get your

buying mojo back and get stuck in - you

WILL get there!

Content inspired by inc.com

Vanessa Golightly,

Business Owner

and Licensee Agent

Ray White Papanui

027 664 9292

Vanessa Golightly

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 664 9292

Claire Morris

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 662 4822

“Government to Double Brightline Test”

What does this mean for you?

To the right is a flow chart from the IRD website which you might find quite

helpful.

What is the bright-line test?

The bright-line test means if you sell a residential property within a set period

after acquiring it you will be required to pay income tax on any profit made

through the property increasing in value. The current bright-line period is 5

years. The Government has announced it intends to extend the bright-line period

to 10 years for residential property except newly built houses (new builds).

Inherited properties and those which have been the owner’s main home for the

entire time they owned it will continue to be exempt from all bright-line tests.

For further information from the IRD on this please visit their website or

enquire direct.

Stuart Morris

Licensee Agent

& Auctioneer

027 422 6395

Tracy Thomson

Licensee Salesperson

027 440 3035

Katrina Green

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Richie Eggelton

Licensee Salesperson

021 089 65594

Residential Tenancies Amendments Act 2020 | Notice Periods

In part three of my series regarding the

RTA amendments act 2020, we will cover

the other new notice periods now required

to be given to tenants when vacant

possession is required.

Fixed term tenancies will, as a whole,

remain the same with the end date of the

fixed term remaining. The one difference

to this is that at the conclusion of the fixed

term, the tenants may decide to either

renew their tenancy, roll onto a periodic

tenancy or move out giving 28 days notice.

A landlord will no longer be able to give no

reason notice to end the tenancy.

When working with a periodic tenancy, a

landlord may give the tenants notice that

vacant possession is required as they wish

to move into the property, this has changed

from 42 days to 63 days. Notice can also be

given due to major repairs or renovations

being carried out, the notice period for this

is 90 days.

The notice that a tenant is required to give

a landlord to vacate has also changed from

21 days to 28.

It is important to note that during a fixed

term tenancy, landlords can give either

of the above notices as long as the vacate

date falls on or after the end of the fixed

term tenancy. So for example, if the

landlord needs to move into their rental,

they could give 63 days prior to the end of

the fixed term.

Last time we talked about the notice

required when selling a property, so to

recap, 90 days is now required upon the

sale going unconditional or alternatively,

landlords can give 90 days notice that

vacant possession is required as they will be

putting the property on the market for sale.

It is important to ensure that the correct

notice periods are given to avoid any

potential problems down the track, as

always education is the key.

Katrina Green,

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Maria Paterson

Licensee Salesperson

027 543 4689

Olivia Hendry

Executive Assistant

Paul Nicholson

Licensee Salesperson

027 921 2160

Estelle Schuurman

Property Manager

Feature Properties

Cassidy Sprott

Property Management

Assistant

Joy Coughlan

Mortgage Broker

027 223 3572

7 Colesbury Street, Bishopdale

Vanessa Golightly & Richie Eggelton

16 Ballymena Drive, Belfast

Vanessa Golightly

18 Walter Place, Kirwee

Tracy Thomson

Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui

Phone (03) 352 0567 | rwpapanui.co.nz | /RayWhitePapanui Morris & Co Limited | Licenced REAA 2008

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