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Hector

returns

home after

30 months

– page 3

Heritage awards finalists

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Gonzalo gets his bike back pronto

REUNITED: Gonzalo Rodriguez had his stolen bike returned thanks to Facebook group Stolen Bikes Christchurch

and Canterbury and police efforts.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Matt Slaughter

GONZALO Rodriguez uses his

bike to get everywhere.

So, when the 23-year-old

student, originally from Chile,

found the $850 Trek mountain

bike had been stolen from

outside his Salisbury St home

between Friday night and Saturday

morning, he was very upset.

Rodriguez reported

the crime to police on

Saturday and posted it to

Facebook group Stolen Bikes

Christchurch and Canterbury,

which was set up by cycling

enthusiast Noel Andrew. It

has been joined by about 2000

members since being created

last year.

Social media worked.

Just hours after Rodriguez

posted about the theft, the

group’s eagle-eyed members

spotted the bike being sold

on sales platform Facebook

Marketplace. • Turn to page 7

Desperate

bid to save

cricketer’s

life recalled

by club

president

• By Chris Barclay

A RELIEVED cricket club

administrator has spoken for

the first time of the desperate

effort made by teammates and

paramedics to save the life of one

of his players.

Old Boys Collegians’ senior

team captain David Wakefield is

recovering in hospital after the

near death experience last month.

Club president Paul Knight told

The Star of the harrowing minutes

spent bringing Wakefield

back from the brink at Elmwood

Park after he suffered a major

cardiac arrest during fitness

drills.

“When I turned up it was just

so stark. It was the true fight or

flight. Guys couldn’t watch it, it

was just a weird sort of time, everyone

was so spaced out,” he said.

There were 25 to 40 people just

sort of sitting there watching him

die. He was shirtless in front of us

and they were just pumping away

on him.”

Wakefield, 26, was doing

shuttle runs when he collapsed

on a damp March 11 evening.

The team thought he was taking

the mick, until they reached his

side.

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Thursday April 22 2021 The Star

• By Susan Sandys

ASHLEIGH ROSS can hardly

believe she has finally been

reunited with her beloved

moggy, Hector, after he went

missing two-and-a-half years

ago.

“He’s just so cuddly, it’s

almost like he’s been trying to

find us, he’s so glad to be home,”

Ross said.

Hector, the large green-eyed,

long-haired, steel-grey cat, was

returned to Ross and her family

after a resident living about 6km

away caught him in a cage last

week.

He had been missing since

November 2018 when he took

off from his home in Flemington,

Lincoln, on Guy

Fawkes night.

Ross said she and her

partner Sam had moved

into their house five weeks

earlier. They had planned to

keep Hector inside for another

three weeks before letting him

outside, but he escaped when

their young daughter opened a

door.

“And I think he may have got

spooked with all the fireworks,”

Ross said.

Much anguished searching

followed, as Ross walked surrounding

streets as early as

5.30am and as late as midnight,

shaking cat biscuits and calling

his name.

“Because I just couldn’t sleep,

he was my baby.”

Ross never gave up hope,

thinking if Hector was living

in the wild he would be able to

sustain himself as he had always

been a good hunter. She thought

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University Hall cat uses last of his nine lives

• By Bea Gooding

EVER SINCE Campus the cat

meandered onto Canterbury

University Hall grounds nearly

20 years ago, he has since spent

his days soaking up the sun,

demanding the affection of

students and staff alike.

But he has now used up all of

his nine lives.

Campus was euthanised this

week after a bout of ill health.

All those years of stolen cuddles,

free food and providing comfort

to students during tough times

have finally caught up to him.

“Today, the tough decision

was made to put Campus the cat

down due to ill health,” residents

were told.

“Nearing 20-years-old, he had

a great life and was loved by staff

and thousands of residents over

the years.

“Campus will be put to rest

between the office and the

dining hall, where he loved to

lounge in the sun and await the

affection from residents as they

walk past.”

Over the years he was fed by

Hector home 30 months

after fireworks fright

HOME AT LAST: Hector

has been reunited with his

owner, Ashleigh Ross, after

two-and-a-half years.

the cleaners, and when he was

not sunbathing in his favourite

spot, he was making friends

in the dining hall, or he was in

the garage listening to the radio

from his makeshift bed.

His presence was so valued

that at one stage, the hall registered

him as a staff member.

A plaque is currently being

made and will be installed at his

final resting place.

•Do you have memories

of Campus? Email your

stories to bea.gooding@

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PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

maybe he was trying to make

his way back to the family’s

former home in Christchurch.

Ross continued to post on

Facebook pages intermittently

to remind people Hector was

missing, and had listed him on

lostpet.co.nz.

It was through the latter that

the woman who caught Hector

got in touch with Ross. She had

trapped Hector after noticing

him on her property eating cat

food.

Ross and her mother went

with their cat cage to the

woman’s house, near paddocks

in the Ellesmere Rd area.

Ross could not help but be

sceptical that it would be her

cat, but as she and her mother

walked towards the covered

cage, they heard Hector’s

distinctive meow. The woman

then removed the cover from

the cage.

“And there he was, I

couldn’t quite believe it,”

Ross said.

Now that Hector is

back home it’s like

he never left. He was

smooching up to his

old canine buddy Bear

and feline buddies

Jasper, Moses and Max,

as well as getting to

know his home’s new resident,

Ross and Sam’s nine-month-old

son.

Hector, now aged five, has

a case of matted fur and cat

conjunctivitis following his

adventures, Ross said. But other

than that, he was in top shape

and it seemed he had not lost

any weight.

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Shallow quake strikes

New Brighton

A 3.1-magnitude quake struck

near New Brighton at 3.21pm

yesterday. It was 4km deep and

felt across the central city.

Charges after alleged

playground assault

A woman has been charged

after an alleged assault on

another woman while families

looked on at the Margaret

Mahy Playground last month.

The victim suffered serious

injuries when she reportedly

hit her head on the concrete at

the popular Armagh St venue

during the incident on March

21. A 35-year-old woman,

believed to be known to the

victim, is scheduled to appear in

the district court on May 4 after

being charged with injuring

with intent to injure.

Work on new skate

park to start soon

Work on a new skate park in

Sumner should roll into gear

next summer after plans for the

Village Green were approved by

the Waikura/Linwood-Central-

Heathcote Community Board.

The skate park includes a 1.9m

deep pool bowl with an upper

1.2m deep mini bowl section,

a 1m to 1.2m flow bowl with a

corner extension, a turnaround

quarter pipe and an “across and

down” ledge.

Central city car

parks could go

The city council is considering

closing down more than 30

temporary car parks in central

Christchurch following a

clampdown. The owners of 95

off-street car parks were told

last December they have until

April 30 to cease operations or

apply for a resource consent.

By Tuesday, 31 owners had not

responded. There had been 15

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Aussie rocker

to play

Chch in May

AUSTRALIA’S HIGHEST selling

independent artist of all time,

John Butler, will perform in

Christchurch next month.

The Isaac

Theatre Royal gig

on Saturday, May

15, will be one of

two shows in New

Zealand. Butler

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first international

performers to

John Butler

cross the border in 12 months

without needing to quarantine.

The tour announcement caps

an extraordinary few years for the

award-winning artist who was due

to headline the Bluesfest at Byron

Bay, Australia, last month before it

was ultimately cancelled due to a

Covid lockdown.

The John Butler Trio’s seventh

studio album Home debuted at No

1 on the ARIA Charts.

Asked how Home compares to

his previous work, Butler said: “It’s

just evolution; something I’ve been

thinking about and trying to create

for years.

“Have I mastered that moment?

Probably not, but that’s the journey

– you never quite master it. You’re

always headed towards the horizon,

but you never make it there.”

Tickets will go on sale on Friday

at www.johnbutlertrio.com.

• From page 1

“When they got to him they

realised something was amiss

and they jumped into it,” said

Knight.

A coach and two players

rendered initial assistance before

the first paramedic arrived six

minutes after the emergency call

was made.

“Thankfully two of them are

school teachers so they had the

recent training. They had the

peace of mind to go through the

correct procedure.”

‘He’s a tenacious little

bugger, he never backs

away from a fight, you

can sort of see that in

his recovery.’

– Paul Knight

The trio, said Knight, prefer to

keep a low public profile.

They’re a little bit over being

called heroes and stuff. They’re

starting to get more grumpy

with it,” he explained.

Wakefield’s parents, Steve and

Helen, have also paid tribute to

the exemplary medical care their

son received.

Once admitted to Christchurch

Hospital, Wakefield spent

21 days in the intensive care unit,

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Family hopeful of full recovery

followed by a fortnight in the

cardiology ward for surgery to

implant a defibrillator.

“We have been superimpressed

with the wonderful

care that he has received, which

has enabled him to make a

miraculous recovery,” they

wrote in a letter published in The

Press.

“David has more hard work to

achieve a full recovery, but we

are confident with excellent care

from CDHB staff that is achievable.”

Their gratitude extended to the

club, through the purchase of a

defibrillator to be close at hand

in the pavilion.

American-born Wakefield,

who represented the United

States at Twenty20 level in 2018,

is continuing his recovery in the

brain injury rehabilitation unit

at Burwood Hospital.

“He’s a tenacious little

bugger, he never backs away

from a fight, you can sort of see

that in his recovery,” Knight

said.

TENACIOUS: OBC

senior captain and

opening batsman

David Wakefield

(left) is recovering

from a major

heart attack. Club

president Paul

Knight (above)

described the

situation as ‘a true

fight.’

“Since he’s come out of the

coma, everything has been incremental

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He’s on the slow build back to a

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There is no indication when

the opening batsman will return

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Thursday April 22 2021 The Star

A TALENTED rugby player

who suffered head injuries

when knocked unconscious by

a Mongrel Mob member in the

central city is making a tentative

return to training.

Leni Taufateau is back jogging

at the Prebbleton Rugby Club, a

positive sign after he cracked his

head against a pavement on The

Terrace after being struck in an

unprovoked attack in the early

hours of January 31.

Taufateau moved from Tonga

to Christchurch in 2018 to take

up a rugby scholarship at St

Thomas of Canterbury College.

He subsequently represented

the Canterbury under-19 team

last year.

“He’s coming along not

too bad. It’s been a pretty

tough road for him,” said

Prebbleton division one coach

Dave Kettles.

“He’s coming down to training

now. He’s not participating

but he’s able to walk around and

jog around.

The way the prognosis was

a while back, he was never

going to be able to play sport

again. He’s worked bloody hard

with his therapy and he’s doing

well.”

Kettles said it was too soon

to say if Taufateau, who is still

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Return to training after savage blow

• By Chris Barclay

undergoing physical therapy,

would be able to play this season.

“I’ll leave that to the professionals.

When they say and if

they say we’ll look at it then.

Otherwise we’re just pleased to

have him in our group,” he said.

“He’s a character, it’s always

good to have him around.”

Taufateau came to Christchurch

alone and has had to

undertake his rehabilitation

without the support of family

members.

Fortunately fellow Tongan Etu

Sunia had taken him under his

wing.

“He does a lot for Rocky (Taufateau).

The club are good too.

They’ll pick him up and drop

him off for training.”

RECOVERY:

Leni

Taufateau

(left) has been

supported by

fellow Tongan

Etu Sunia as

he recovers

from being

attacked by

an unknown

member of

the Mongrel

Mob (above).

Taufateau had attended a 21st

birthday celebration before the

incident with a lone member of

the Mongrel Mob.

Gang members were in the

city as part of a South Island

excursion that weekend before

heading to Queenstown.

Security camera footage

captured the altercation, the

police investigation continues.

NEWS 5

Gang fight in

roadside park

stuns onlookers

RIVAL GANG members fought

out a mid-afternoon battle in a

roadside park at the weekend.

Shocked onlookers witnessed

the altercation between several

gang members when it broke out

in Rakaia about 3pm on Sunday.

Police have CCTV footage of

the fight taken from a security

camera in the township.

More details of the incident

would be released today, police

said yesterday.

A motorist told The Star he

was driving through Rakaia when

he saw a patched gang member

walk into the reserve. Soon after

others arrived and a fight broke

out.

“It was all on,” he said.

He did not stop because he had

his wife and young son in the car.

“Other people were pulling over

and watching. We decided to get

out of there,” he said.

Ashburton District Mayor

Neil Brown was unaware of the

incident but acknowledged gangs

had a presence in the area.

There’s gang activity in the

Ashburton District but it’s not

very strong. I’ve heard there’s

four to five different types

(organisations). It may only be one

member [of each gang] keeping

an eye on things.”

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Neighbours not impressed with

• By Kurt Bayer

A ROWDY urban rooster,

ruffling feathers with its daytime

crowing, has been told to pull its

neck in.

Babs has fallen foul of his

residential neighbours in North

Beach – and earned a visit from

council inspectors who have

warned his owner that “crowing

roosters are considered a noise

nuisance.”

Olivia Cook, a 24-year-old

part-time dispatcher who fosters

all sorts of animals, rescued

Babs and his sister Ginger –

named from the animated movie

Chicken Run – from across the

other side of the city last year as

tiny chicks.

Just a few centimetres tall, she

took them back to her North

Beach home and tried to keep

them warm and fed.

They lived in her bed,

snuggling on body heat.

An enclosure was also in

the bedroom but the baby

roosters preferred to cosy into

Cook.

Often she’d wake with them

sprawled across her face, on top

of her head, or nestled in the

crook of her neck.

Albie, a hulking ginger rescue

cat, also looked over them, and

could be left alone with the

chicks with no fears they would

be eaten.

But after about three months,

they were big enough to move

outside.

Cook says they hated the

transition and would run inside,

back to her bedroom, at every

given opportunity.

Slowly, they got used to it.

Their wings are not clipped but

they stay close. They have never

tried to escape.

They enjoy a large run down

the side of the house, shared

with two other rescue chooks

– Audrey and former battery

hen Chickalita, who rules the

roost – eating chick feed (wheat,

pellet and mash) and fruit and

vegetable scraps.

Some time after 7am, when

Cook lets Babs out of the hen

house, he crows to announce the

dawning of a new day.

He then crows sporadically

BOND:

Oliva Cook with

her pet rooster

Babs.

throughout the day. Parents and

children passing on the school

run spark him into action, along

with any visitors coming or

going.

“He’s like a guard dog,” says

Cook, a vegan who gives away

the chicken’s eggs.


owdy rooster

Otherwise, she describes

Babs as “pretty chill” and an

animal who has a gentle nature,

but a “huge personality”, and

often follows her around the

property.

“He’s pretty quiet except when

he crows,” she says.

“I can’t even hear him when

I’m inside. He’s a great guy to

have around.”

Her landlord lives next door

and doesn’t hear Babs. He’s also

a big fan.

“He thinks it’s true Kiwi living,”

says Cook, whose family

has lived there for 15 years.

The neighbourhood loves

Babs, Cook says, and people

often comment how they enjoy

hearing him crow.

They all love him and think

it’s hilarious to hear him crowing

in the day and not just

at dawn – it’s just his way of

communicating. They find it

comforting.”

But last month, the city council

received a noise complaint

over Babs’ crowing.

The complaint came as a shock

to Cook, who thought visiting

council inspectors were Jehovah’s

Witnesses.

They asked if she had a rooster

and said that they had received a

complaint.

“I was like, what the hell?

What’s going on?” Cook says.

“I really panicked, worried

they would take him away. We

have a huge bond since I’ve

raised him since he was a chick,

and when you put in that much

effort, you develop a very close

bond.”

Cook had earlier worried that

neighbours might get upset at

Babs’ crowing but hadn’t realised

there were any issues.

She has bought him a velcro

collar for his neck, which helped

stifle his crows.

“As a result of our investigation

we spoke to the owners of

the rooster and advised them to

take measures to stop the rooster

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FRIENDLY: A complaint has been laid over the rooster’s

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PHOTOS: GEORGE HEARD

crowing,” city council head of

regulatory compliance, Tracey

Weston said.

“In urban residential areas,

crowing roosters are considered

a noise nuisance.”

Cook now keeps Babs inside

his enclosure a bit longer and

makes sure he’s not let out before

7am.

And he doesn’t crow late at

night – or make a racket between

10pm and 6am.

“I think we’re in the clear

now,” Cook says.

“I don’t want him to go anywhere

else. Babs is a very special

guy.”

– NZ Herald

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City’s most deprived areas revealed

• By Matt Slaughter

BURWOOD, Riccarton and

Spreydon have more people

living at the highest level of

socio-economic deprivation than

any other wards in Christchurch.

The data comes from profiles

completed by the city council’s

community support, governance

and partnerships unit for all of

the city’s wards, excluding the

Linwood, Central and Heathcote

wards. Profiles for the these areas

will be released next month.

But community leaders in the

most deprived wards say it is important

people look beyond the

statistics on paper and focus on

the great initiatives and groups

in the areas.

The deprivation scale ranges

from one to 10. One represents

those areas with the least deprivation

and 10 those with the

most. In the Burwood Ward,

which includes Aranui, Wainoni,

Bexley, Burwood, Avondale, Dallington,

Shirley East, Prestons,

Waitikiri and Travis Wetlands,

27 per cent of people live between

levels nine and 10 on the

scale of deprivation.

Aranui’s A-Town Boxing Gym

manager Jamie Roberts said

he understands there are some

people in the Burwood Ward

doing it tough and others whose

behaviour can damage people’s

perception of it.

The Burwood Ward, which includes Hampshire St in Aranui, has one of the highest levels of socioeconomic deprivation in

the city. (Right) - Initiatives like Jamie Roberts’ A-Town Boxing Gym in Aranui help alleviate deprivation in the ward.

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However, he said great work

is being done through his gym,

which teaches people from sometimes

challenging backgrounds

to box and heads up other initiatives

in the ward.

“I think there are a lot of opportunities

out there for people

that want them – a lot of different

support groups, a lot of different

help groups,” Roberts said.

“Whether it’s through sport or

church, you know, I think there

are a lot of places to go, a lot of

things to do if you want to get off

your butt and do something.”

Dallington Residents Association

chairwoman and

Coastal -Burwood Community

Board member

Bebe Frayle agrees there

are challenges caused

by deprivation in the

Burwood Ward, but she

praised how the community

responds to these

challenges.

“Our [community

board] governance team

informs us that we have the

highest level of community

activity in terms of [residential

assistance] and other

community groups

across all the boards

in Christchurch. So I

think the response to

high deprivation is to

form groups and provide

support for each

other, and that’s what

our communities have

done.”

Frayle said the earthquakes

and loss of houses and

Bebe Frayle

schools in the Burwood Ward

have had a significant effect on

its demographics and landscape,

but this has presented rebuild

opportunities.

“I would honestly say that our

ward really has spent the last 10

years reeling from the impacts

of that [the earthquakes], which

has culminated in the removal of

all of those houses and all of the

people that go with it, and all of

the diversity of people that goes

with that, and I think, we are just

starting to recover from that.

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

in new socio-economic data

NEWS 9

The former residential

red zone, which is now the

green spine, represents a huge

opportunity for suburbs to

rebuild in a

different way.”

Riccarton

has the second

highest

number of

people living at

the worst level

of deprivation

– 21.3 per cent.

Geoff

Ngataierua

Spreydon is

third with 19.5

per cent.

Riccarton Baptist Church

manager Geoff Ngataierua said

there are a number of younger

residents in the Riccarton Ward

on low incomes, including

migrant workers and university

students.

However,

Ngataierua

said the ward

has a great

community

with plenty of

groups like the

church that

support people

in need.

Cherylan

Davies

Cherylan

Davies,

manager of

Addington’s Manuka Cottage, a

community development agency

in the Spreydon Ward, said

the area has traditionally had

a number of residents on lower

incomes living in social housing

complexes.

She challenged the narrative

that it is deprived, saying the

recent growth of new housing

developments in the ward and

organisations like the cottage

help the diverse population.

By contrast, the percentage of

people living at the highest end

of deprivation in Halswell and

Banks Peninsula is zero, closely

Percentage of residents on

different levels of the scale

of deprivation by ward and

their median weekly rent

prices (1 represents areas

with the lowest deprivation

levels, 10 represents areas

with the highest)

•Spreydon Ward

9-10- 19.5 per cent

7-8- 21.2 per cent

5-6- 31.3 per cent

3-4- 21.5 per cent

1-2- 6.4 per cent

Median weekly rent – $330

•Burwood Ward

9-10- 27 per cent

7-8- 22.9 per cent

5-6- 12 per cent

3-4- 15 per cent

1-2- 23.1 per cent

Median weekly rent – $340

•Coastal Ward

9-10- 9.8 per cent

followed by Cashmere on 0.5

per cent. The factors used to

determine the wards’ deprivation

scores included the number

of people aged 18-64 receiving a

means tested benefit, those living

in households with incomes

below an income threshold, and

people with no access to the

internet at home.

Other factors were the number

of people aged 18-64 without

any qualifications, people aged

under 65 living in a single parent

7-8- 38.4 per cent

5-6- 24.5 per cent

3-4- 20.2 per cent

1-2- 7.1 per cent

Median weekly rent – $350

•Papanui Ward

9-10- 14.9 per cent

7-8- 20.3 per cent

5-6- 24.6 per cent

3-4- 24.7 per cent

1-2- 15.4 per cent

Median weekly rent – $350

•Cashmere Ward

9-10- 0.5 per cent

7-8- 5.8 per cent

5-6- 9.5 per cent

3-4- 32.1 per cent

1-2- 52 per cent

Median weekly rent – $380

•Fendalton Ward

9-10- 9.5 per cent

7-8- 6.5 per cent

5-6- 14.3 per cent

3-4- 26 per cent

1-2- 43.7 per cent

family, people not living in

their own home, those living in

households below a bedroom

occupancy threshold, people

aged 18-64 unemployed, and

those living in dwellings that

are always damp or always have

areas of mould bigger than an A4

sheet of paper.

The profiles released so far also

include information on median

rent prices across the wards.

The median rent is most

expensive in the Halswell Ward,

Median weekly rent – $370

•Hornby Ward

9-10- 13.6 per cent

7-8- 39.8 per cent

5-6- 27.1 per cent

3-4- 10.4 per cent

1-2- 9.1 per cent

Median weekly rent – $370

•Halswell Ward

9-10- 0 per cent

7-8- 3.7 per cent

5-6- 15.9 per cent

3-4- 22.8 per cent

1-2- 57.6 per cent

Median weekly rent – $450

•Riccarton Ward

9-10- 21.3 per cent

7-8- 43.4 per cent

5-6- 20.3 per cent

3-4- 10 per cent

1-2- 5.1 per cent

Median weekly rent – $380

•Harewood Ward

9-10- 3.5 per cent

7-8- 11.8 per cent

$450 a week. Waimairi is second

at $420 a week, Harewood is

third at $390 and Cashmere and

Riccarton are forth equal at $380

a week.

The median rent price across

all of Christchurch’s wards is

$350 a week.

The median weekly rent in

Spreydon is the cheapest of all

wards at $330. Burwood, Innes

and Banks Peninsula are close

runners up, all with median rent

costing $340 a week.

5-6- 23.2 per cent

3-4- 23.6 per cent

1-2- 37.9 per cent

Median weekly rent – $390

•Banks Peninsula Ward

9-10- 0 per cent

7-8- 2.2 per cent

5-6- 18.5 per cent

3-4- 45 .1 per cent

1-2- 34.2 per cent

Median weekly rent – $340

•Innes Ward

9-10- 13.6 per cent

7-8- 24.6 per cent

5-6- 29.3 per cent

3-4- 21.5 per cent

1-2- 11 per cent

Median weekly rent – $340

•Waimairi Ward

9-10- 1.2 per cent

7-8- 14.1 per cent

5-6- 31.2 per cent

3-4- 34.5 per cent

1-2- 19 per cent

Median weekly rent – $420

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10

NEWS

THERE IS a dire need for rain in

parts of Canterbury.

A farmer says Government

support for the sector may soon

be essential.

The National Institute

of Water and Atmospheric

Research

said North

Canterbury

could be headed

for an official

drought and

farmers in Banks

Peninsula say it

hasn’t been this

dry in 30 years.

North Canterbury Rural Support

Trust chair Gayle Litchfield

told Newstalk ZB farmers are

now in their second year of dryness.

“It is very dry. Historically

Canterbury is quite dry during

the summer but last year was a

drought as well and there was

not enough recovery rain in the

winter so everyone’s gone into

this summer on the back foot,”

she said.

“Of course now we’re into

another dry and it’s just accumulating.”

It is also very dry in place

across most of the eastern North

Island, northeastern South

Island, as well as Otago and

eastern Southland.

It also shows extremely dry

conditions in North Canterbury

and eastern Otago.

Litchfield said the fate of winter

is sealed.

“It’s almost too late now, any

rain there is, there will be no

benefit seen until October which

is still six months away.

“It’s a long time to get through

on a daily basis.”

A need for Government support

is almost inevitable to help

farmers get through the winter,

she said.

“Farmers need help. They are

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Farmers look for support

as drought looms

Gayle

Litchfield

PARCHED: Farms throughout Canterbury are in desperate

need of rain.

able to destock parts of herds

and stock but need to maintain

their core animal group so they

have something to continue

with.

They just need assistance

around feed budgeting and access

to feed from other parts of

the country.”

Litchfield said she hopes a

drought is declared soon.

“That decision will come

from the minister, I believe

the procedures are in place.

Hopefully, it will be declared,

we just haven’t had confirmation

yet, it is definitely needed.”

– NZ Herald

CDHB members slam

health sector shake-up

• By Hugh Collins and Tim

Cronshaw

TWO CANTERBURY District

Health Board members have

criticised the Government’s

announcement yesterday that

all of the 20 DHBs will

be replaced by one, single

national health body.

It will be called Health

New Zealand and is part

of the biggest changes to

the country’s health care

system in history.

A new Māori Health

Authority will also be

set up, with the power to

commission health services

and monitor Māori

health, as well as developing

policy.

CDHB member James

Gough slammed the

changes, saying he is concerned

for how this will

look for the rural health

sector.

“Ranfurly isn’t Rolleston

and Auckland isn’t

Christchurch so having

that local understanding of the

needs of the community, I think,

is really important,” he said.

“It’s a one-size-fits-all approach

and they generally don’t

work.”

James

Gough

Aaron

Keown

Gough said he does not believe

this is the way forward for the

public system.

The changes we are seeing or

what has been proposed seems

incredibly costly, radical, and

not founded on good advice but

potentially damaging to

the communities we are

trying to protect.”

CDHB member

Aaron Keown said

he is surprised by the

announcement.

“I’m surprised they

went this far with the

changes. There were

definitely changes that

were needed, are they the

ones they’ve gone for?

Probably not.

“Canterbury will

always have a strong

voice but it’s the smaller

districts in the smaller

areas who will be told

what will happen to their

services, they won’t have

a say.”

Keown said he

remembers when

National did something similar

and it didn’t stack up financially.

“It didn’t work. I don’t know if

this will get us the gains they are

after.”

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Possible serial

flasher seen

lurking in park

• By Devon Bolger

POLICE ARE investigating

a possible serial flasher near

Spencer Park.

Nik Croxson said she was on a

walk when she was approached

by a woman in a car.

“She stopped next to me to

warn me she had seen a naked

man and that I might want to

walk a different track,” Croxson

said.

“She was calling the police

while we spoke.

“She said she had been

walking a forest track near the

beach when she saw a man who

was naked and masturbating up

near the sand dunes.”

A police spokeswoman said

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man was spotted near Spencer

Park on Sunday.

“We spoke about there being

quite a few families and people

at the beach, given it was such

a warm day. That was quite

concerning. There was no phone

service where she saw him so she

had to head back to her car and

call the police,” Croxson said.

Police are asking anyone who

may have information about the

incident to call 105, quoting file

number 210418/5795.

-NZ Herald

• By Matt Slaughter

IT IS HOPED Canterbury

Museum’s redevelopment will

remove an elephant in the room

which has been held captive since

the 1960s.

In a cramped corner of one of

the museum’s storerooms is a

taxidermied elephant, weighing

in at about 540kg. But it is so big,

it has become stuck.

Canterbury Museum senior

curator of natural history Dr

Paul Scofield said the elephant

was first displayed in 1878 and

put in storage in the early 1960s.

Modifications to the storeroom

some years ago mean it can not

be moved without removing the

roof or the floor of the attic it is

in.

Said Scofield: “The museum’s

elephant has suffered greatly

from the ravages of time. It has

been in storage since the early

1960s. In the late 1960s, a family

of possums got into its storeroom

through a hole in the roof and

tore a hole in the elephant’s

straw-filled stomach to make

their nest.”

The February 22, 2011,

earthquake nearly destroyed the

elephant, but its frame has been

reinforced and it is awaiting

restoration.

It is hoped it will be once again

put on display if the museum’s

redevelopment proposal receives

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Tough tusk to move elephant

HUGE: Paul Scofield with the elephant which has been stuck in a Canterbury Museum

storage room since the 1960s.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

resource consent. The elephant

was brought to Christchurch by

museum founder Julius Haast,

who purchased its treated skin

with funds he made by selling

moa bones.

In 1877, Haast employed the

famed Austrian taxidermist

Andreas Reischek to mount the

elephant skin on a frame of iron,

wood and clay.

The museum is proposing a

$195 million redevelopment of

its Rolleston Ave site, needed to

protect its heritage buildings,

the 2.3 million objects in its

collection and upgrade its visitor

facilities.

The museum building is also

in dire need of repair.

Cracks in the structure mean

pests can get in, there is no air

conditioning or insulation and

the temperature and humidity

can not be controlled. The

building also leaks in places

when it rains.

The consultation period for

the redevelopment proposal has

closed. The city council will now

decide whether to grant resource

consent for the redevelopment

based on feedback from the

public. Additional funding also

needs to be secured before the

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NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Canterbury Heritage Awards

FINALISTS FOR the biennial

Canterbury Heritage Awards

have been whittled down after

the quality of the contenders

prompted protracted debate for

the judging panel.

After weighing up more than

60 entries the four-strong panel

has selected 30 finalists to progress.

The judging this year was

extremely

difficult. The

standard of

entries was

higher than

ever before and

the variety,

too, was indicative

of just

Anna

Crighton

how heritage is

so important

to so many

people in so

many ways,” said Christchurch

Heritage Awards Charitable

Trust chairwoman Dame Anna

Crighton.

“Now that almost half of

our built heritage has been

demolished, appreciation of

what remains is evident. The

jurors agreed, without exception,

that every entry was worthy in

contributing to the character

and streetscapes of our city and

province.”

Entries for the six categories

encompassed a wide variety of

The Riverside mural.

projects from walking tours and

domestic dwellings to mansions,

cottages and bridges.

The entries afford the opportunity

to recognise heritage in all

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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that are so important to us as

a community and a culture,”

Crighton said.

Category winners and the supreme

overall winner will be announced

at the awards ceremony

at Christ’s College on June 11.

The judging panel comprises

Heritage New Zealand chief

executive Andrew Coleman,

urban and regional planner

Ivan Thomson, Clare Kelly – an

architect specialising in heritage

conservation plus structural and

civil engineer Andrew Marriott.

•Canterbury

Heritage Awards 2021

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Domestic Saved and

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(Tony & Brenda Good)

Montrose Station

Homestead (Wilson

& Hill Architects), The

Britten Stables (The

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The Vicarage, Geraldine

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Thornton Earl Manor (AO

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Durham (Sheppard &

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Harbour book (Governors

Bay Heritage Trust), Te

Whare Waiutuutu Kate

Sheppard House (Heritage

New Zealand Pouhere

Taonga), Ng King Chinese

Market Garden Settlement

(Ng King descendants &

Ashburton District Council),

Structural Performance

book (Dmytro Dizhur).

Seismic: Christchurch

Town Hall (Warren and

Mahoney), Muse Art Hotel,

Rakaia Gorge No. 1 Bridge

(WSP & Downer), Sacred

Heart Basilica, Timaru

(WSP NZ Ltd), St Peter’s

Church, Upper Riccarton

(Church Property Trustees),

The Public Trust Office

Building.

Heritage Tourism: Amiki

Tours Urban Exploring

(Amiki NZ Ltd), Awaroa/

Godley Head Coastal

Defence Site (Department

of Conservation).

Riverside Market Mural

(Riverside Limited), Waka

on Avon (Ko Tane).

Future Heritage:

Aldersgate Centre (Wilkie

+ Bruce), Memorial Bridge

(Warren and Mahoney),

St Bede’s College Chapel

(Wilkie + Bruce Architects),

Tūranga Christchurch

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16

NEWS

CALL TO ACTION: Sasha Harwood (left) and Kate Rayner

in their Fix It Up music video. PHOTO: NEWSLINE

Pupils on song for climate

A PAIR OF Bank Peninsula

school pupils have created and

starred in a music video calling

for more action to combat

climate change.

Te Kura o Ōhinetahi Governors

Bay School pupil Sasha

Harwood wrote the lyrics for the

song Fix It Up, with help from

classmate Kate Rayner. They

play their ukuleles in the video.

“We hope to inspire as many

others as we can that we can

fix it up. We can fix up climate

change,” Sasha said.

“We can have our voices

heard. We would love to give

others the idea to spread the

message and write their own

song. It would be amazing if we

could have a whole album of

climate change songs made.”

Kate said the song aims to

inspire others to take action.

“I think that this song is a

call to action and a reminder to

everyone that there is hope –

everyone has a voice and

it’s never too late to make a

difference,’’ Kate said.

They created the song after

their year 6 to 8 class was

challenged to think about ways

they could share their messages

about climate action with a

wider audience. Other pupils

set up walking school buses

to reduce carbon emissions,

made movies and video games,

and met with local MPs at

Parliament when the class was

at a school camp in Wellington.

Teacher Angie Rayner said

it was an amazing learning

experience for the pupils.

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Kate’s music video at

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times may be visited by a vegan

angel in the near future.

The Christchurch Vegan

Society is launching Vegan

Angels, which will offer free,

one-off meals or baking for

vegans and vegetarians in need,

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There are several places where

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The service will be offered

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Our people – Mark Shaw

Turf expert takes the green grass of home

Volunteering to look

after his club’s cricket

pitch led to Mark

Shaw venturing onto

runways at some of

the world’s busiest

airports. Chris Barclay

discovers the turf

expert certainly doesn’t

have a job that is like

watching grass grow

You’re the Turf Business

manager of PGG Wrightson

Turf. How did you get

involved with this growth

industry?

My father and four of his

brothers worked at Pyne Gould

Guinness in the seeds business.

I came straight from school

and worked there for two years

before I went to Australia for 18

months and cleaned windows

on high-rises. I came back for a

job at Mt Hutt, my goal was to

travel around the world skiing

but I fell off my skateboard on

the Port Hills, cut my hand,

missed the (ski) season and went

back to PGG and now I work for

PGG Wrightson Seeds. I’ve never

left. I head up the turf business

for Oceania. That’s golf courses,

sports fields, council’s amenity

spaces. In a nutshell, anywhere

they mow grass.

How did you end up focusing

on the turf aspect of the

business?

Sport. I didn’t really have an

affiliation with farming. I was

looking after a cricket wicket

for the Addington Cricket Club.

We moved into the senior A

comp and we basically had to

rebuild our pitch. Someone had

to look after the wicket and the

practice pitch. The previous turf

manager (at PGW Seeds) was

actually the head groundsman

at (Hamilton’s) Seddon Park, Ian

McKendry. He helped me out.

Macca cut his teeth at Lancaster

Park under Russell Wyllie back

in the day. When Ian came into

the business as a turf agronomist

and started the evaluation

process you can see out here

now … that’s what sparked my

interest.

WELL GROUNDED: Turf expert Mark Shaw gets down to earth with a grid pattern of

grasses at PGG Wrightson Seeds research centre in Lincoln. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

How do you become an

authority on turf?

It’s an apprenticeship scheme,

similar to any trade. Three-years

on the job with a number of

block courses you go through, as

a builder would do. I completed

my level 3 qualification while I

was working at Barrington

Park.

At first glance this looks like

a pretty laid back place to work.

There’s a mini rugby field with

posts and bucket seats from

Lancaster Park, a putting green

with a bunker full of golf balls.

They’re there for demonstration

purposes. This is the plant

breeding and research centre. It

covers grain, through to forage,

through to brassicas, through to

turf. It takes up to 10 years and

about a million dollars to bring

a cultivar to market. In any one

year we’ll probably throw out a

thousand potential cultivars.

No disrespect to leafy

Barrington Park and its

playground, but you get to go to

a higher class of sporting venue

these days don’t you?

We’re very lucky that we get to

visit some pretty amazing places

on a daily basis. Eden Park to

Kauri Cliffs to Forsyth Barr

Stadium to Jack’s Point

Golf club. You kind of take it for

granted.

EXPORT

QUALITY: Grass

developed

in Lincoln

has been

sown at the

headquarters

of Argentine

football giant

Boca Juniors in

Buenos Aires.

And even further afield?

I’ve been to Thomond Park

in Limerick and been reminded

Munster beat the All Blacks (in

1978). Ascot (home of racing’s

Gold Cup) utilise our grass.

I’ve also been to a number of

stadiums in South America in

recent years. Boca Juniors (La

Bombonera) and River Plate

(Estadio Monumental) and the

San Isidro rugby club where the

All Blacks train (in Argentina’s

capital Buenos Aires), they all

use our grass seed. A number

of years ago on a trip back from

Europe I visited The Royal Golf

Club in Bahrain. Now we analyse

their soil tests and provide them

with a fertiliser and agrichemical

programme.

Golf is another major driver

for the international market

isn’t it?

It certainly is, if you go to

any of the top clubs in the UK,

they will be using our (cultivars

of) browntops on their greens.

Our plant breeders do a lot of

work drawing material out of

older New Zealand golf courses

that are managed with very

low level inputs. These grasses

basically evolve by themselves.

We put them through a breeding

process that can take 10 years

before trialing them in the UK.

We export between 60 and

100 tonnes of browntop to that

market every year.

So what you’re saying is

a sample taken from the

nine-hole up the road at

Lincoln could eventually undo

the favourite at The Open

Championship?

Yes. Very, very easily. Our

latest browntop is named

after Sir Bob Charles. The

genetics of that cultivar come

from Balmacewen, Fairlie and

Methven golf clubs.

This sounds ridiculous, but

explain the distinction between

the 18th green at Royal Troon

and a rugby field?

There’s different growth habits.

Forsyth Barr (in Dunedin) is

a ryegrass, a bunch type plant

that grows very actively in

cooler conditions. As a species it

requires high levels of nitrogen

to keep the plant stimulated and

growing actively. Browntop is a

low nutrient requirement plant,

it doesn’t require a lot of nitrogen

to keep it healthy. Browntops can

tolerate mowing heights down

to 2-½ to 3mm. If you mow a

ryegrass down to 2-½ to 3mm

you will lose ground cover pretty

quickly. Your stadium turf …

that’s predominately a turf-type

perennial that’s tighter and finer

in the leaf than a forage type

that’s grazed by cows.

Heading back abroad,

the company established a

foothold in Uruguay about 15

years ago and it’s not all about

grass is it?

When I first went over there

they were marking soccer fields

with a paint roller and 20 litre

buckets of house paint. It was

taking them three hours and

you could imagine the quality of

it. There were drips of paint all

over the ground, footprints going

through it. We took a battery

powered machine over there and

showed them how to mark a field

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to the world’s stadium’s and airports

Covid-19 has put trips to

South America on hold, but

you’re keen to get back there

aren’t you?

I have an affiliation with that

market, when I first started going

there it was very much like going

back to turf management 30-40

years ago in New Zealand. To be

able to introduce something just

as simple as a line marker and see

how the market accepts that

. . . each time I go they want

more knowledge.

Racking up air miles had

been part and parcel of your

role since a grass to deter birds

fluttering onto flight paths was

developed wasn’t it?

Avanex grass seed has

endophytes developed by

AgResearch that can produce

high levels of alkaloids. The

alkaloids create an aversion to

eating it for the grazing animal.

It’s no different from having a big

night on gin, and never drinking

gin again. You learn ‘that’s bad

food.’ Birds are pretty quick

learners. The idea was to plant

it in an airfield to create a safer

environment for aircraft to land.

The Miracle on the Hudson

in 2009 – which spawned the

movie Sully starring Tom

Hanks – saw interest in Avanex

take off didn’t it?

Canada geese going through

the engines of that flight brought

the multi-billion dollar (bird

control) industry to light. I

travelled to a number of bird

strike conferences around the

world – not a great thing to do

when all you’re seeing is horrific

photos of bird damage on

planes. I’ve met wildlife officers

at La Guardia (where the Sully

flight originated), JFK and San

Francisco International. You’re

right beside the planes when

they’re taking off and landing. It’s

a pretty weird feeling.

Back to rugby. Loathe as

we are to give Dunedin any

credit, Forsyth Barr Stadium

looks an absolute picture

doesn’t it?

It’s the first permanent roofed

stadium with a living turf surface

in the world, and it’s a success

story. The scrums are stable,

you’ll never see a divot on that

ground. They plant the real grass

in a sand profile and then stitch

artificial fibres into that to give

stability. The roots of the ryegrass

lock around the fibres creating a

very stable surface.

The Christchurch Multi-

Use Arena is on the drawing

board, how should the turf be

incorporated to that enclosed

venue?

A number of companies

have looked at robotic

removable turf systems,

similar to what’s used at

(English football club)

Tottenham Hotspur. You can

push a button there and within

six hours that turf goes into a

racking system like a vertical car

park. Then you have a grey floor

you could put an ice skating rink

on.

BIRD STRIKE: The downing of US Airways Flight 1549

in New York’s Hudson River in 2009 benefited a turf

innovation developed in New Zealand.

GROWTH

INDUSTRY:

Mark Shaw in

the seedling

growth room,

part of a

process that

can take a

decade before

a sample is

marketed.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN

This sounds pricey and

unrealistic for a 30,000-capacity

(max) stadium?

There would be a massive cost

with a robotic turf system, and

the turf is always the last thing

they’ll think about. If it was me

you’d build your stadium so the

turf system could be pushed out

into the car park and rotated to

follow the apex of the sun. That

way every bit of the ground gets

the same amount of sunlight

on it throughout the day. I don’t

believe we have got enough land

on the site for that.

You’re a one-eyed Cantabrian

but is the grass really greener

outside the four avenues or New

Zealand as a whole?

I might be a bit biased but I

believe our stadium managers

do a better job than anywhere in

the world. I challenge anybody

to find a better looking ground

than Eden Park or FMG Stadium

(Hamilton), that’s just an

immaculate ground. You go to

Forsyth Barr and you look at

the turf quality any day of the

week, it looks amazing. I know

they may have more matches

on grounds in Australia but the

turf just doesn’t have that same

x-factor. Marvel in Melbourne

(the retractable roof stadium in

Docklands) is probably one of the

worst grounds in the world for

getting actual sunlight onto the

ground. I believe they have the

most grow lights of any stadium

in the world. They joke when they

turn them on Melbourne’s CBD

does a bit of a flicker because of

the draw on the power.

Winter is coming. You’re not

a fan of artificial grass in the

backyard but is there a place for

it on Canterbury’s frost-bitten

sporting landscape?

I believe every school in New

Zealand should have an artificial

field that is World Rugby and

FIFA approved. They could then

lease that ground at night to local

clubs for training and then both

the club and school main fields

are in much better condition for

the players on a Saturday.

Condition-wise, how does

your lawn rate? Surely it

resembles a carpet?

We have a bit of a competition

across the New Zealand (PGW

Turf) team. I present the award

so I’m not allowed to give it to

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20

OPINION

The New

Zealand

Initiative

chairman

Roger

Partridge

talks Covid-19

testing

DURING THE Covid pandemic,

the public has heard a lot about

the precautionary principle.

The Prime Minister referred

to it when announcing every

lockdown.

Most recently, Auckland was

placed at alert level 3 in February

because of the Government’s

precautionary approach. The uncertainty

created by three community

cases in Papatoetoe was

enough to lock up the country’s

largest city for a third time. The

fears that prompted Auckland’s

move to alert level 3 proved

unfounded. Yet few questioned

the Government’s approach. The

public has become conditioned

to the precautionary principle’s

safety-first procedures.

The public has heard less about

the closely related and broader

cautionary principle. Judging

by last week’s revelations about

“case B”, a Grand Millennium

MIQ security guard infected

with Covid-19 who had evaded

testing for Covid-19 for more

than six months, nor have

health officials or the Minister of

Health.

The precautionary principle

applies in cases of scientific

uncertainties. By contrast, the

cautionary principle applies to

known risks and dangers. The

principle holds that if the consequences

of an activity could

be catastrophic, then cautionary

measures should be taken to

minimise the risk. Most readers

subconsciously follow the

cautionary principle in their everyday

lives. Modern wiring and

electric lighting mean the risk of

a house catching fire nowadays

is small. Yet, because the consequences

of a fire are so severe,

homeowners and communities

adopt a series of fail-safes.

Smoke alarms and household

extinguishers, on-call emergency

services, building codes, and fire

insurance all guard against the

risk of everything going up in

smoke.

Regulatory regimes also

routinely adopt the cautionary

approach. Food safety standards

policed by the Ministry for

Primary Industries make sure

food is safe to consume. Aircraft

safety regulations policed by the

Civil Aviation Authority make

sure air travel is safe and reliable.

To make sure roads are as safe as

they can be, the police enforce

the road code. And the New

Zealand Transport Authority

ensures vehicles are regularly

warranted for fitness.

Each of these regimes has

detailed checks and balances.

The goal is to reduce the risk of

human error, human oversight,

or even willful non-compliance.

The approach is justified under

the cautionary principle. The risk

of mistakes is judged too important

to leave to the vagaries of

individual conduct.

New Zealand’s biggest risk is

not an outbreak of salmonella

or a car with faulty brakes. It is

another Covid-incursion – especially

with new, more virulent

coronavirus strains now circulating

around the world. Covid can

only enter the country through

our border. And all Kiwis know

the cost of a Covid-incursion is

high. The price is measured not

simply in the loss of personal

freedom from lockdowns, but

in lives and livelihoods. Yet, according

to the Prime Minister,

the Grand Millennium security

guard was able to evade the border

security system simply by

“lying.” If that is so, the Ministry

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Testing bungles fail cautionary principle

INFECTION: The Grand Millennium MIQ facility in Auckland.

PHOTO: WILLIAM TERITE

of Health’s regulatory regime

has unforgivable flaws. A system

that can be undone by a border

worker not telling the truth is no

system at all.

When the costs of failure are

so calamitous, the cautionary

principle required the Ministry

to have designed, implemented,

and enforced the most fail-safe

system possible to ensure that

workers at risk of coming in

to contact with Covid-19 are

regularly tested for the virus. If

the Ministry did not have the

necessary resources, Covid-19

Response Minister Chris Hipkins

should have ensured they

were made available.

And if the ministry was unable

to implement a robust system

in the nine months since the

minister promised that all border

workers would be routinely

tested, organisations supplying

border workers should at least

be subjected to regular process

audits and spot checks. After

all, it is another well-known

principle of regulatory design

that when detection of breaches

is difficult, enforcement action

must be strict.

On Television New Zealand’s

Q&A on Sunday, Hipkins

acknowledged the Government

“could have moved earlier when

it came to making the border

worker testing register mandatory.”

But he suggested this conclusion

was easy to reach with

the benefit of “hindsight.”

Yet it did not require hindsight

to work out that mandatory

systems were needed to reduce

the risk of the biggest danger

the country faces. Just as confounding

was Hipkins apparent

acceptance that the register “will

only tell us when someone has

been tested – it won’t necessarily

tell us when they needed to be

tested.”

“We do have to rely on employers

determining who of those

people on the register need to be

tested and when they need to be

tested,” he said.

No New Zealander should find

these comments satisfactory.

If the register is so ineffective

that it cannot even do the job

that NZTA routinely does with

Warrants of Fitness (by telling

owners when their vehicles are

due their next check-up), then

the minister needs to ensure that

other steps are taken to make

sure workers are being tested.

Spot checks by enforcement

officers – followed by hefty fines

for non-compliance – are an

obvious approach.

To excuse the ministry’s failings,

Hipkins attempted to draw

an analogy between Covid-19

and a speeding driver. He said,

“If somebody drives their car too

fast and causes an accident that

injures, or even kills someone; to

say that that’s the Government’s

fault because we didn’t have a

speed camera on every street

would be somewhat of a high

threshold to set.”

Hipkins is right to infer that

frontline companies and their

workers need to take personal responsibility.

But the Government

has a critical role to play too.

Unlike New Zealand’s extensive

road network, the country’s border

risks arise at a comparatively

small number of locations. All

those locations can be policed.

More importantly, unlike the

speeding driver, the careless

or wilfully disobedient border

worker risks not just harming

themselves and others on the

road but harming all of us. The

revelations about the Grand

Millennium security guard’s

testing record were bad enough.

But they came on top of revelations

a week earlier that neither

the security guard nor Case

C – also a border worker, and

a close contact of the security

guard – had been vaccinated.

In response to these revelations,

director-general of health Dr

Ashley Bloomfield was reported

as stating “he would have hoped”

the workers had been vaccinated

by now. Yet none of this should

be left to “hope”. The ministry

has had the luxury of following

other nations when designing

its vaccination programme.

Countries like the United States,

the United Kingdom, Singapore

and Israel started vaccinating

their citizens in December last

year. This gave New Zealand two

months of lead time.

In February, the Ministry of

Health announced it expected

to have vaccinated all “frontline

staff” within two or three weeks.

A chart released a few weeks later

by the Ministry set that date as

the end of March. The Herald’s

investigations have since revealed

the chart was nothing more

than a graphic designer imagining

what a robust vaccination

programme might achieve. Just

like New Zealand’s Covid testing

regime, the chart had a semblance

of rigour but in reality was just

thin air.

In response to “chartgate,” late

last week the Ministry of Health

released target vaccination data.

The targets are ambitious. After

a slow start in the first half of

the year, the Ministry expects

more than half a million doses to

be administered weekly during

September and October. The

targets suggest 90 per cent of New

Zealand’s adult population will be

vaccinated in the second half of

the year. Yet few countries in the

world have managed to vaccinate

10 per cent of their populations

in a week – and none of them

have populations as large as New

Zealand’s. More troublingly, the

targets were released without

detailed plans explaining how

they are to be met. Based on the

evidence to date, the targets may

be little more concrete than the

projections from the Ministry’s

graphic designer. When the risk

of omission is catastrophic, the

cautionary principle requires

more from the Ministry of Health

than hope and imaginary plans.

So do all New Zealanders.

-NZ Herald

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LETTERS 21

Hosking v Ardern

We want to hear your views

on the issues affecting life

in Canterbury

Send emails to:

barry@starmedia.kiwi

Letters may be edited or rejected at Star Media’s

discretion. Letters should be about 200 words.

A name, postal address and phone number should be

provided.

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

name or abbreviation.

Readers continue

to react to the spat

between Newstalk

ZB host Mike Hosking

and Prime Minister

Jacinda Ardern.

Correspondence

on this issue is now

closed.

According to various

letter writers Hosking is a

rude, arrogant, obnoxious,

disrespectful argumentative,

toxic, biased, narcissistic, selfserving,

excessively vain Trumplike

individual with a right wing

ideology, who lacks backbone.

Oh, and a creep to boot.

After those glowing and

colourful epithets I will make

it my business to tune in to his

show at every opportunity. –

Warren Elston

Reading the letters shows

the political leanings of the

correspondents, I am a National

supporter and can’t stand

Ardern’s refusal to answer a

question and constantly goes

off on another tangent or says I

refute the question even thought

the facts are in the public

domain.

The people who say she is

doing a good job obviously are

not worried about the increase

in the number of people living

in motels at the taxpayers’

expense, the increase in food

parcels being handed out, the

problems in mental health

which the Government was

going to fix, the lack of the

shovel-ready projects the fact

that the road transport authority

has said there won’t be any

money for upgrades for at least

three years and all the other

promises the Government has

announced which have failed to

materialise. KiwiBuild springs

to mind.

I could go on. – R Lucas

Mr Hosking is an arrogant,

know-all with no respect for

some people namely our Prime

Minister.

He never calls Jacinda by

name or Prime Minister but

only she or her.

Prior to the election he was

always running the Labour

Party down and saying that

there was no way that she/her

would ever be elected. I think

the Prime Minister should stay

away from people like him. –

Myra Barry

I am not surprised that the

Prime Minister has decided to

limit the interviews that she has

with Mike Hosking.

Why should she, week after

week, put herself in a position

to be put down by him not just

in the interview but throughout

his three hour programme. He

takes every opportunity he can

to belittle her.

His attitude towards Jacinda

and her Government is always

disparaging. Even when the

interview is over he continues

to disrespect her with both his

comments and those of others

who agree with him.

I do not think that Jacinda

comes onto his show in order to

have “a battle”.

However, Mike inevitably

turns it into one with his

derogatory comments following

the interview and throughout

his programme.

Not once have I ever heard

him acknowledge the many

positive qualities of her

leadership. When speaking

with regular international

broadcasters they will often

acknowledge how well New

Zealand has managed the

pandemic and Mike always

remains silent, never agreeing

with them.

Whenever Mike has been on

holiday and other broadcasters

have fronted his show they haven’t

made the interview into a “winner

and loser” issue as he does.

He is not the only interviewer

who asks, so-called, “hard

questions” but he is the only one

who makes it into a contest, one

in which he has to be the winner.

– Jan Gray

I have stopped listening to

Mike Hosking’s programme

after his rude interview with

Jacinda Ardern.

I liked his programme before

and never missed it. I think

he should either change

his attitude or forget about

interviewing her. – Bhola

Pradhan

There is no battle between our

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

and wannabe shock-jock Mike

Hosking.

Ardern has said she won’t

appear on Hosking’s show

weekly, the Newstalk ZB

producers and management

want her to reappear on a

periodic basis when there is

big news, big headlines, but

Hosking is throwing a tantrum

because he is denied the

opportunity to masquerade as a

serious investigative journalist

asking what he thinks the hard

questions are.

Contrary to Hosking’s

monstrous ego, most people

seriously don’t care what he

thinks and or says.

His incessant references

to common sense are only

references to what makes

sense to Hosking and his

gaggle of aging right-wing,

“me first” bigots. – David

Marra

I heard the last exchange

on the radio between Jacinda

Ardern and Mike Hosking,

I felt it was cringe-worthy,

embarrassing and totally

unprofessional.

Mike was nothing more than

a bully, was impatient, wouldn’t

give the Prime Minister a chance

to reply before actively treating

her with disrespect.

I don’t necessarily agree with

everything the Government

is doing, but feel that as the

Prime Minister of this country

she deserves respect from an

interviewer.

Mike Hosking places himself

with the National Party and

in particular has a strong

alliance with John Key. In my

opinion, both totally irrelevant

at the present time. – Trish

Carmody

Why would the Prime

Minister want to go on his show

anyway. He is rude, arrogant,

disrespectful, opinionated.

How he still has a show

amazes me.

Paint him orange, colour his

hair yellow, put white circles

around his eyes and we have a

miniature Trump. – Christine

O’Malley

I am sympathetic towards the

PM, after all she is the elected

choice.

While Hosking runs a good

programme there is a tendency

for disc jockeys to become self

opinionated and disrespectful

towards others. – Ronald

Stuart

I definitely don’t think Arden

should appear on the Mike

Hosking show and would prefer

not to see her on TV either. –

Gail Hallams

I agree with Mike. Dump

her. She does not enhance the

morning show. – Bill Noster

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The Star Thursday April 22 2021

Xinjiang “Forced Labor”

Allegations Are Just

Another Lie

Recently some western countries

and media outlets alleged that

there are signs of forced labor in

Xinjiang’s cotton industry. Some

countries sanctioned Chinese

companies and certain foreign

enterprises cut business ties with

Xinjiang’s cotton producers,

which naturally provoked an

ongoing backlash by the Chinese

government and the Chinese

people.

Xinjiang region, located in

western China, just like New

Zealand, has vast lands and sparse

population. Cotton industry is

one of the pivotal industries in

Xinjiang. In the harvest season,

well-paid cotton-picking jobs used

to attract many workers, mainly

from neighbouring provinces to

Xinjiang, just like Pacifikas being

recruited to work as fruit pickers in

NZ for harvest each year.

In recent years, technological

innovations have made cotton

production highly mechanized

and much less labor-intensive in

Xinjiang where more than 70%

of the cotton is picked by use of

machines. This has significantly

reduced the demand for cottonpicking

workers, even at busiest

harvest time. In addition, the

workers all sign contracts out of

their own accord with planters

through consultation on an equal

footing. Despite the earlier move

of the Better Cotton Initiative of

Switzerland to suspend activities

in Xinjiang as well as licensing

of Xinjiang’s cotton based on

the unfounded accusation of

“forced labor”, the BCI Shanghai

representative office recently issued

a statement pointing out that “since

2012, the Xinjiang project site has

performed second-party credibility

audits and third-party verifications

over the years, and has never found

a single case related to incidents of

forced labor.” Obviously there is

no convincing evidence in support

of the Xinjiang “forced labor”

accusations. As indicated by China

Cotton Association recently, China

firmly and undoubtedly reject these

baseless accusations.

Behind the unsubstantiated

Xinjiang human rights abuse

accusations from some

individuals, so-called independent

organizations or think tanks, we

can see state actors involved. Many

of the research reports are funded

by the US and used fabricated data.

We couldn’t help questioning the

geographical considerations and

political motives behind these

narratives. Lawrence Wilkerson,

chief of staff to former United

States Secretary of State Colin

Powell, gave a speech in August

2018, saying that: “if the CIA

would want to destabilize China,

they could form an unrest and join

with Uygurs in pushing the Han

Chinese in Beijing from internal

places rather than external.” This

has left behind some traces of why

such Xinjiang-related issues have

become so heated these years.

Xinjiang is open to visitors from

all over the world. In year 2020,

Xinjiang has received 158 million

tourists. Since the end of year

2018, over 1,000 people from more

than 70 international delegations,

including senior UN officials,

foreign diplomats, international

organizations officials, overseas

media reporters and religious

figures from 91 countries, have

visited Xinjiang. China has 1

billion Internet users. However,

there has not been a single available

online video clip validating the

Xinjiang-related allegations. It’s

particularly worth noting that not a

single Muslim country has accused

China of abusing human rights in

Xinjiang. On the contrary, many

of them have been consistently

supporting China’s position

concerning Xinjiang in United

Nations Human Rights Council.

China has invited many western

countries’ diplomats to visit

Xinjiang over the years. However,

some of the countries have

constantly been postponing the

visit, raising unreasonable requests

including asking to see criminals

sentenced for engagement in

terrorism and separatist activities.

Seeing is believing. We continue

to welcome foreign entrepreneurs

and people with an interest in the

so-called “forced labor”issue to

visit Xinjiang. Keeping in mind

the “Great Intelligence Failure”

Colin Powell mentioned relating

to the nonexistent Iraq’s weapons

program in his 2003 United

Nations speech and former

Secretary of State Pompeo’s

assertion about America’s glory

in Texas A&M University, I am

fully confident that sensible people

will distinguish truth from lying,

cheating, dirty play and false

stories about Xinjiang and make

judgements independently and

impartially.

Author: Wang Zhijan,

Chinese Consul General in

Christchurch

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22

OPINION

Remembering sacrifices

made during war

SUNDAY IS Anzac Day,

a day when we gather to

commemorate the sacrifice

that was made over a

century ago by the young

men who were sent from

Australia and New Zealand

to fight a war ‘for King and

country’ in battlefields far

away.

The bonds that were

forged in blood back then

have come to define the essence

of the Anzac spirit.

This year we will gather

once again in Cranmer

Square for the Dawn

Service.

Last year we commemorated

Anzac Day during

lockdown in our bubbles,

which meant staying at

home and keeping our

distance when outside.

This has made the

transtasman travel bubble

particularly poignant, as

evidenced by the moving

scenes of families being

reunited that filled our

screens on Monday.

The fact that we can

travel freely between our

countries is testament to

the decisions taken by our

respective governments,

as well as the Aussies and

Kiwis, who followed the

requirements that were put

in place.

In this respect we have

Maori place

names

It appears The Star is

being subject to vociferous

opposition the inclusion

of Māori language and

particularly Māori place

names in the media and

public discourse.

I wonder what drives

their concern. As the

son of a ten pound Pom

and a second-generation

Kiwi of Irish and English

descent. I am proudly

pākehā.

Born in Waipukurau, Te

Matau-a-Māu,i and spent

my childhood in Makaretu

on the banks of the Tukituki

river in the foothills of

the Ruahine Range and

was educated in Whakaoriori

and later Opaki on the

banks of the Ruamahanga

River before starting work

in Heretaunga.

I now live near by the

Ōtākaro River in Ōtautahi.

These names tell the

story of the whenua where

I was born, grew up, was

educated and now live.

The place names the vociferous

minority seem hell

bent on protecting have

little significance to me.

My ancestors came here

to escape the horrors of

their homeland to make a

collectively shown what we

can achieve when we act

as one.

And that was what the

Anzac spirit imbued in our

soldiers all those years ago.

life for themselves on the

other side of the world. –

David Marra

Clean water

The ECan column by

Jenny Hughey, talks about

the importance of clean

water for us all. We all

want clean water, no argument

there. It’s good there

will be a ‘cross community

and cross agency approach’

to tackle this issue.

However, I learned

recently that two major

weeds, gorse and broom,

are very adept at extracting

nitrogen from the air and

putting it in the soil which

then leaches into our water.

Why hasn’t ECan ever

mentioned this as they

only seem to demonise

cows as the sole source of

nitrates in our water? – D

Downward

Pigeons

My sympathies to Dorothy

Gosser (The Star, April

15). It sounds extreme.

While not familiar with

the Burnside problem, I

can say if Christchurch

does not have a pigeon

problem now it is not far

away judging by the huge

flocks of pigeons regularly

commuting from the city

Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

Each year on Anzac Day,

I reflect on how wrong the

description of the ‘war to

end all wars’ truly was in

the wake of the conflicts

where our armed forces

have served over the decades

since.

At the same time as

we honour the sacrifices

that have been made by

those who have served, we

must commit to learning

the lessons of war and to

the peaceful resolution of

conflict.

Lest we forget.

POIGNANT: Travelling freely across the Tasman

is testament to what can be achieved when we

act as one.

PHOTO: GEORGE HEARD

to northern regions and

back to town.

Some people think they

are going to food sources

in the Waimakariri River

and neighbouring rural

areas.

I am surprised so few

people have noticed this

phenomenon as it is a daily

ritual. – Winton Royds

Bottle Lake

horses

I am concerned about

horses using the walking

tracks at Bottle Lake

Forest.

The riders have

designated areas to exercise

their animals on.

I have mentioned this to

the park rangers but this

has made no difference to

the problem.

It is quite confronting

for families with young

children to come up

against a group

of horses using the walking

tracks.

Also another concern is

that these animals defecate

on the tracks leaving quite

a mess.

My message to the riders

is: Keep off the walking

tracks and don’t spoil

people’s leisure. – Kevin

Jackson


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since Environment Canterbury

climate-change emergency

Cracking down on ‘dumpers’

by sea-level rise this century and threatened and facing increased

our productive and protected land pressures due to river system

Environment

jeopardised by the arrival and change.

spread of new, exotic weeds and Wetlands are also ecosystems

Canterbury Chair

pests from warmer climates. at-risk nationally and regionally,

Jenny Hughey

All these eventualities have degraded by draining, damming

to be planned and prepared for, and diversion affecting their

and enhance that work.

fleet hybrid or long-range electric

and Environment Canterbury ability to sequester carbon,

WHY SOME people choose to to issue fines of this magnitude,

That work included setting by 2022. Carbon emissions from

will remain in the vanguard of cleanse freshwater and mitigate

dump rubbish our regional which are well in excess of the

up a climate-change integration air travel across the organisation

these climate change efforts. flooding, as well as impacting on UNSIGHTLY:

parks, when the same effort cost of a visit to the transfer station.

are offset via our own biodiversity

One example is the $40 million biodiversity and mahinga kai.

Anyone caught

taking programme it to an in appropriate the Long-term Plan

Waimakariri River flood

With biosecurity, we are

dumping rubbish

facility 2018-28, would ensuring see that climate waste change Until programmes. now, the park rangers protection project, completed putting greater emphasis on the in any of our

responsibly was actively and considered sustainably across could According only invoice to a offenders Madworld report

late last year. The network of risks of new pests establishing three regional

taken workstreams, care of, staggers increasing me. visibility for in costs 2019, after our carrying gross emissions out were

floodgates and stopbanks will in Canterbury. Warming

parks may now

of Last the year, science Environment and what we know investigations. 2253 tonnes These of carbon were dioxide often

find themselves

protect half a million people and temperatures, changing soils and

Canterbury about the impact spent more of climate than not (CO2) paid and equivalent, the investigation compared with

slapped with an

$8 billion of community and new land uses mean new weeds

$190,000 change on of Canterbury, ratepayer money and liaising to resource removals also of costs 7883 money. tonnes of CO2-

instant $750 fine.

business assets from a possible especially, will be able to gain a

remove on the issue rubbish, with clapped-out iwi and regional Under equivalent the new through rules, our an alleged

efforts offender and from has 28 forestry days to planting pay

efficiency

whiteware partners, other and old local cars, authorities from

“super flood”.

better foothold across the region.

Canterbury’s most important 2019-20 financial year, Environment

Canterbury had to pick up send us a photo from your cell-

who is dumping rubbish, please

our and three central regional government. parks – the across fine. If 2700 that hectares. is ignored, a reminder

The is changing issued with climate another will 28 pose natural

The last major flood was in More broadly, we have to

assets, with diverse, stunning

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were When also discarded, my predecessor costing Steve discharges to air, land or water,

is the 24/7 number to report

Whether it is simple laziness will also appear on the regional

“market-leading” energy efficiency had huge effects on residents and

the banks The protection of the Waimakariri scheme has been

or a blindspot in the desire to council’s website for 12 months. River designed and the to Ashley/Rakahuri

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down. Rating System New Zealand. the along landscape. the Marlborough Until recently, coast and mountain leadership biking, of biodiversity bird watching, and On behalf optimistic of our we ratepayers, would be able to of the Canterbury Regional

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is also we’ve had deal enough. with the It “pressing is time to issues” Council of (Environment

parks generate may more now than find themselves 55,000 to drier. be creeping North-westerly and storms need to are the view concerns. of some of New Zealand’s

iconic landscapes.

who choose I share to wreck his confidence. our regional

As a

slapped kilowatt with hours an of instant electricity $750 per do predicted our utmost to to become educate more transgressors

with since torrential and stop alpine littering Environment rainstorms before

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

fine. year. Our It’s regional park a rangers year rivers and unique wetlands face Canterbury

we parks.

As we have found out, unfortunately,

some people see them ensuring the parks remain clean

landslides as a dumping a vital ecological ground link too. In and the provide and tidy cope for with all. If the you changing see anyone climate

We all have are taking a part some to play bold in steps to

have There been has given been a warrant a 26% reduction under it is turning too late. our braided rivers into many challenges. The rivers form ensure we are a better place to

the per Resource staff

declared

member Management in emissions Act

a climate-change emergency

Our roaring regional rapids, parks fuelling are among

since 30 June 2010. We now have and causing widespread erosion. an abundant food supply and and the tests it will set us. But

access to JENNY electric HUGHEY and hybrid explains what Canterbury’s coastal

nesting grounds for 26 species of by sea-level there will rise always this century be a need and to do threatened and facing increased

CONTENT MARKETING

vehicles the and council hope has to have been half doing. our communities will be threatened native birds – most classified as our more. productive and protected land pressures due to river system

Environment

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The formal declaration of a

jeopardised by the arrival and change.

of climate emergency across

cancer: Life beyond a diagnosis

spread of new, exotic weeds and Wetlands are also ecosystems

Canterbury Chair

Canterbury was one of the most

pests from warmer climates. at-risk nationally and regionally,

serious, and colourful, moments

Jenny Hughey

All these eventualities have degraded by draining, damming

in the regional council’s more than

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A year ago this Saturday,

That work included involved setting and their by 2022. families. Carbon emissions holding from the will conference remain in in the Christchurch

this these year climate as a commitment change efforts. the fourth flooding, Wednesday as well as of impacting the month

Canterbury became New Zealand’s programme in the Long-term cancer in Plan their lifetimes are offset and via our more own biodiversity to our South One Island example supporters, is the $40 after million that is biodiversity well attended and with mahinga over kai. 60

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first council to proclaim such an 2018-28, ensuring climate than change 3500 men are programmes. diagnosed each having to cancel

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biosecurity,

books.

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emergency, formally dedicating

protection project, completed putting greater emphasis on the

was actively considered year across in New Zealand. According When to caught a Madworld due report to Covid-19.”

Said Chris: “I am really looking

itself to consideration of climate

late last year. The network of risks of new pests establishing

workstreams, increasing early, visibility the chances in increase 2019, our for gross more emissions were There is great line-up of expert forward to the conference this year

change at the heart of all it does.

floodgates and stopbanks will in Canterbury. Warming

of the science and what positive we know outcomes, 2253 and tonnes there of certainly

is a life beyond (CO2) a diagnosis. equivalent, compared ing with issues from $8 billion the latest of community news in and to learn new more land about uses mean the latest new weeds

carbon dioxide speakers at this conference cover-

as it gives me a fantastic opportunity

The declaration highlighted

protect half a million people and temperatures, changing soils and

about the impact of climate

that all the work Environment

change on Canterbury,

Canterbury does – from

Survivorship and liaising and removals maintaining of 7883 tonnes a of diagnosis CO2- and business treatment, assets from to ways a possible for development especially, in will prostate be able cancer, to gain so a I

on the issue with iwi and

freshwater management to

good regional quality of life equivalent is the theme through for our efficiency men and their “super families flood”. can live better can share better this foothold with our across group.” the region.

partners, other local authorities

biodiversity and biosecurity,

this year’s Prostate efforts Cancer and from Foundation’s

National Conference across 2700 being hectares. held ongoing medications.

December 1957, when parts with curb an reliance interest on in fossil prostate fuels and

forestry planting with the outcomes The last of major treatments flood was and in •PCFNZ More invites broadly, anyone we have to

and central government.

transport and urban development

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leadership – has a climate change

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in Canterbury. In recent years

national conference is one of the ways

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Management Act, regional

councils are required only to adapt

to climate change, not mitigate

it – that responsibility is the

Government’s, but could change.

Even in ‘adapt mode’ many

of Environment Canterbury’s

existing policies and plans already

contribute to reduced emissions.

In declaring the climate

emergency, the Council noted it

would continue to show leadership

on climate-change and do so

without adding new programmes

at ratepayers’ expense. It also gave

staff a clear mandate to continue

Christchurch building receiving a

“market-leading” energy efficiency

rating of 5.0 out of 6 in the year

to February on the National

Australian Built Environment

Rating System New Zealand.

The building’s features include

184 solar panels which can

generate more than 55,000

kilowatt hours of electricity per

year.

There has been a 26% reduction

per staff member in emissions

since 30 June 2010. We now have

access to electric and hybrid

vehicles and hope to have half our

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but extreme, weather events have

had huge effects on residents and

infrastructure around the South

Island.

The driest parts of our region,

along the Marlborough coast and

across much of the Canterbury

Plains, are expected to get even

drier. North-westerly storms are

predicted to become more intense,

with torrential alpine rainstorms

turning our braided rivers into

roaring rapids, fuelling landslides

and causing widespread erosion.

Canterbury’s coastal

communities will be threatened

The protection scheme has been

designed to defend Christchurch

from a flood of as much as 6500

cumecs.

Environment Canterbury’s

leadership of biodiversity and

biosecurity programmes is also

underpinned by climate-change

concerns.

Canterbury’s distinct braided

rivers and unique wetlands face

many challenges. The rivers form

a vital ecological link and provide

an abundant food supply and

nesting grounds for 26 species of

native birds – most classified as

Thursday April 22 2021 The Star

OPINION 25

When my predecessor Steve

Lowndes retired as chair of

this council late last year, he

highlighted some of the big

changes on the way. He was

optimistic we would be able to

deal with the “pressing issues” of

climate change and sustainability.

I share his confidence. As a

community, and as a council,

we are taking some bold steps to

ensure we are in a better place to

cope with the changing climate

and the tests it will set us. But

there will always be a need to do

more.


The Star Thursday April 22 2021

26

FOOD

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Tasty meat dishes for the slow cooker

Haul out the crockpot and

try this delicious Greekstyle

lamb dinner. It can

be cooked on low in a slow

cooker for 6-7 hours

Lamb Stifado

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

slider buns topped with a tangy

coleslaw. Or serve on rice and

top with fresh herbs.

Chicken and Cranberry

Casserole

This casserole could also be

cooked at 180 deg C for 1 hour,

however slow-cooking improves

the flavours. Serves 4-6

Stifado:

400gm can chopped

Italian tomatoes

1kg boneless lamb shoulder

2 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 each: cinnamon stick, fresh

bay leaf

¾ cup each: red wine, beef stock

eight small shallots, peeled but

left whole

Gremolata:

¼cup coarsely chopped mint

Finely grated rind 1 lemon

2 tbsp each: lemon juice, olive

oil

1 clove garlic crushed

Directions

Preheat oven to 160 deg C. Place

tomatoes in a saucepan and simmer

until reduced by about half.

Cut lamb into 4cm pieces.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Saute

lamb in batches, until lightly

browned. Place in a casserole.

Saute onion, until softened.

Add to casserole with remaining

ingredients for stifado. Pour

tomatoes over the top. Cover and

cook for 2 hours or until tender.

Meanwhile, combine ingredients

for gremolata. Serve on top

of stifado.

Slow cooked pulled pork

Serves 6

Ingredients

1.25kg boned, lean pork shoulder

½ cup firmly packed brown

sugar

¼ cup hoisin sauce

½ cup each: vegetable stock,

balsamic vinegar

3 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tsp finely grated root ginger

1 large shallot, diced

1 tbsp cornflour

2 tbsp water

Directions

You could

also add

toast and

use the

stifado as

a dinner

starter, such

as soup.

Place pork in a slow cooker or

crockpot.

Combine brown sugar, hoisin

sauce, stock and balsamic vinegar.

Mix well. Add garlic, root

ginger and shallot. Pour over

pork.

Cover and cook on low for

eight hours. Remove pork to a

chopping board, reserving the

liquid. Using two forks, shred

pork into small pieces. Place

in a bowl. Pour liquid into a

saucepan. Combine cornflour

and water to make a paste. Stir

into liquid.

Simmer, until thickened. Pour

enough over pulled pork to

moisten well.

Serve between hamburger or

Ingredients

1kg skinned and boned chicken

thighs

1-2 tbsp olive oil

2 rashers rindless bacon,

chopped

1 onion, diced

1 tsp dried thyme

1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

1/2 cup orange juice

2 tbsp maple syrup

Directions

Preheat oven to 160 deg C.

Saute chicken thighs in batches

in olive oil in a frying pan until

lightly browned all over.

Place in a casserole. Saute

bacon until browned, then saute

onion until softened.

Add both to casserole. Add

remaining ingredients.

Cover and cook in oven for

two hours. Potatoes can be

baked at the same time.

A CROWDFUNDING

campaign is under way to

purchase the highest peaks in the

Christchurch

area Mt

Herbert and

Mt Bradley

and form the

Te Ahu Pātiki

conservation

park.

Led by the

Rod Donald

Banks Peninsula

Trust and supported by Te

Hapū o Ngāti Wheke and Orton

Bradley Park, the campaign is

just $170,000 short of the total

needed to create the new park.

“Many Christchurch residents

are familiar with Mt Herbert,”

Rod Donald trust manager Suky

Thompson said.

“You can see its big round

summit and rugged Mt Bradley

to the west popping above the

Port Hills from many parts of

the city. Climbing Mt Herbert is

one of the most popular tramps

in the area, taking about three

hours from Diamond Harbour

or Orton Bradley Park.”

“To date, public walking access

has relied solely on the goodwill

of the private landowner,”

Thompson said.

The new park will secure

public access to both summits in

SCENIC: Te

Ahu Patiki

seen from

the Port

Hills.

PHOTO:

RICHARD

SUGGATE

perpetuity, and the 500ha of land

between will regenerate back

into native forest.”

To support the campaign the

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Te Ahu Patiki Spot the Tops competition

Suky

Thompson

Trust is running a “Spot the

Tops” photography competition

and also encouraging tramping

and other clubs to get involved.

“We’re appealing to people

who love these hills to donate

generously now,” Thompson said.

“Imagine walking up there

in the future and seeing a vast

forest, and being able to tell

your grandchildren you were

one of the people who made this

happen. Don’t miss this opportunity.”

For more information

and to donate visit www.

rodddonaldtrust.co.nz

Te Ahu Pātiki conservation park project

Mt Herbert/

Te Ahu Pātiki

Mt Bradley

Create a

recreational

gem for

walking, biking

and climbing

Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō

Transform this

landscape into

a native forest

carbon sink

Help create a legacy for Christchurch/Ōtautahi.

Please donate generously to help Rod Donald Trust purchase

and set up this new 500ha public conservation park.

Protect the

highest

peaks in

Christchurch/

Ōtautahi.

To find out more, view our short film and donate visit roddonaldtrust.co.nz


Thursday April 22 2021 The Star

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GARDENING 27

Plant fruit trees now

for healthy food later

NOW IS a good time to get those

fruit trees planted.

Here are some tips:

• Dig a hole that is slightly deeper

than the root depth and which

allows for 20cm clearance around

the roots.

• Mix some compost with the soil

in the base of the hole, then place

the tree and slow release fertiliser

in the hole so that the graft is

above soil level.

• Create a small mound at the

base of the hole and spread the

roots out carefully.

• Before back filling, position tree

stakes. Partly back fill and firmly

compact.

• Continue back filling and compact

once or twice more.

• Water well.

• Stake securely to ensure root

zone can’t move on windy days.

Bare rooted trees bought must

not be left for roots to dry.

• Plunge in water prior to planting

to ensure the roots are moist

prior to planting.

CLEARANCE: It takes a bit of skill to plant a fruit tree,

make sure it is well supported when you put it in the soil.

Time for maintenance

THE GARDEN has gone quiet

with the onset of autumn, but

now is the time to prepare for

winter and spring.

Things to do in the next few

weeks.

Tree and hedge trimming

Check around the house for

trees or hedges that are getting

close to walls, gutters or the roof.

Look for old branches that

may be vulnerable to the first big

storms: book an arborist to trim

and shape big trees. It is too early

to start pruning but dead head

flowering shrubs, pick fruit that is

past ripening, start raking leaves.

Trim back plants that are

overhanging pathways, doors

or entrances as there is nothing

worse than wet leaves in your face

on a dark winter’s night.

Get scrubbing

This has hardly been the summer

for moss and mould, but

check and scrub potential damp

GROWTH:

Get out the Wet

and Forget or

scrub the mould

off garden

furniture before

winter sets in.

spots that may get slippery in the

first rains.

Scrub or bleach the garden

furniture while there is still good

sunshine to dry it so it won’t go

mouldy in winter.

A time to plant

It is far too early to plant fruit

trees or roses, even shrubs prefer

planting in winter.

But if you are itching to get

started, some citrus trees suit autumn

planting and you can always

start modifying your soil (or clay)

with composts and loams ready

for the new inhabitants.

Bulbs

If you kick yourself every

August or September when the

spring flowers come out and you

haven’t got any, get planting.

Daffodils, freesias, jonquils,

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The Star Thursday April 22 2021

28

SPORT

Sports reporter Chris

Barclay looks at the

weekend’s club sport

match-ups

CASHMERE Technical find

themselves in familiar territory

as the only unbeaten side in the

Mainland Football premiership

after Christchurch United

surrendered the competition

lead with a fifth round loss to

Nelson Suburbs.

The three-time defending

champions were not at their

best last weekend either, but

after racing to a two-goal lead

after nine minutes against

Ferrymead Bays – including

the fastest strike of the season

by Yuya Taguchi after 95sec –

Cashmere Technical survived

the concession of a late goal to

claim top spot.

Cashmere-Technical are now

unbeaten in 39 league games

stretching back to a 2-1 loss to

Ferrymead Bays in the opening

round of the 2019 season.

They strive to preserve that

impressive record against

Nomads United on Saturday

while Christchurch United

should bounce back from a 3-1

loss to Nelson Suburbs when

they take on winless Halswell

United.

Coastal Spirit and Nelson

Suburbs have a busy weekend

with a second game on

Monday after that clash was

postponed earlier the season

when the visitors had a flight to

Christchurch cancelled.

In Christchurch Metro

Premier Cup rugby, last year’s

beaten finalists Marist Albion

are seeking a third successive

win against Shirley, while New

Brighton’s centenary season is

panning out to plan as the only

other unbeaten club after two

rounds.

New Brighton, who edged

Christchurch 16-15 last weekend,

host Burnside at Rawhiti

Domain while Marist Albion

claimed a tight encounter with

Belfast, 31-26.

Champions Lincoln University

were under strength when they

lost in the opening round to

Marist Albion but bounced

back against bottom-placed

University. They host Sydenham

on Saturday.

Hornby captain Sincere

Harraway maintained his

impressive strike rate with a

second successive hat-trick as

the Panthers maintained their

lead in the Canterbury Rugby

League premiership on points

differential.

Harraway notched a treble in

week one against Riccarton and

repeated the feat in the 34-14

win over a Papanui side making

their season debut after having

to default their opening round

clash to Halswell due to lack of

numbers.

While it was no surprise

to see Hornby and five-time

defending champions Linwood

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Busy weekend looms

for top club fixtures

SIX PACK: Hornby Panthers captain Sincere Harraway has scored a hat-trick in the opening

round rounds on the Canterbury Rugby League premiership, including this effort against

Papanui last weekend.

PHOTO: BRENT TOMLINSON

Top of the tables

Christchurch Metro Premier Cup rugby

P W L D PD Pts

Marist Albion 2 2 0 0 13 10

New Brighton 2 2 0 0 16 8

Shirley 2 1 1 0 7 7

Christchurch 2 1 1 0 14 6

Sumner 2 1 0 1 8 6

Burnside 2 1 1 0 14 5

Lincoln University 2 1 1 0 7 5

Linwood 2 1 1 0 -4 5

Belfast 2 0 1 1 -5 4

Sydenham 2 1 1 0 -14 4

HSOB 2 0 2 0 -16 1

University 2 0 2 0 -40 0

Canterbury Rugby League Premiership

P W L D PD Pts

Hornby Panthers 2 2 0 0 54 4

Linwood Keas 2 2 0 0 40 4

at the forefront of the standings,

last season’s wooden spooners

Celebration Lions are also

among the pacesetters after

pipping Halswell 24-22.

Weekend match-ups

•Christchurch Metro

Premier Cup (all Saturday

at 2.45pm)

Marist Albion v Shirley,

Edgar McIntosh Park;

University v Sumner, Ilam

Fields; Linwood v Belfast,

Linfield Park; New Brighton

v Burnside, Rawhiti Domain;

Lincoln University v

Sydenham, Lincoln Uni;

Christchurch v HSOB,

Christchurch Park.

•Canterbury Rugby

League Premiership (all

Saturday at 2.45pm)

Halswell Hornets v

Eastern Eagles, Halswell

Domain; Hornby Panthers

v Celebrations Lions, Leslie

Park; Linwood Keas v Papanui

Tigers, Canterbury Park Oval;

Northern Bulldogs v Riccarton

Knights, Murphy Park.

•Mainland Football

Premiership

They now face an acid test

against Hornby on Saturday

while Linwood should have a

straightforward outing against

Papanui.

Celebration Lions 2 2 0 0 34 4

Northern Bulldogs 2 1 1 0 30 2

Halswell Hornets 2 1 1 0 18 2

Papanui Tigers 2 0 2 0 -40 0

Riccarton Knights 2 0 2 0 -64 0

Eastern Eagles 2 0 2 0 -70 0

Mainland Football Premiership

P W D L GD Pts

Cashmere Technical 5 4 1 0 8 13

Christchurch Utd 5 3 1 1 9 10

Coastal Spirit 4 3 0 1 5 9

Nelson Suburbs 4 2 1 1 4 7

Nomads Utd AFC 5 2 0 3 -1 6

Ferrymeads Bays 5 2 0 3 -5 6

Selwyn Utd FC 5 1 1 3 -5 4

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• By Chris Barclay

THE NORTHERN Bulldogs

are mourning the loss of club

stalwart Glenn Scott, prompting

Saturday’s rugby league

premiership clash with Riccarton

to be relocated to Kaiapoi.

Scott lost a prolonged battle

with cancer on Monday, ending

a near life-long association with

the club.

After rising through the

playing ranks to the premier

grade, Scott then took up a range

of administrative roles.

He played a pivotal role when

the club had to rebuild at Murphy

Park after

the February

22, 2011,

earthquake.

“He was

the man

behind

the main

drive of the

rebuild of the

clubrooms. Glenn Scott

He put a

lot of time into making that

succeed,” said Hayden Jones,

who succeeded Scott as club

president.

During his tenure, Scott

oversaw a period of growth and

success at the club, including a

Canterbury Cup title and a return

to the premiership semi-finals in

2018. He stood down from the

role in late 2019.

“He never stopped working for

the club, even with his illness he

supported them in everything,”

said Bulldogs head coach Frank

Endacott.

“When we played Linwood

in our first game of the year (on

April 10) he came down in his

motorised wheelchair. That was

the last game he saw. His interest

was there right to the end.”

As a mark of respect the third

round match with the Knights

has been switched to a Bulldogs

home game. The fixture might

eventually serve as an annual

memorial game.

“I can remember Glenn playing

as a 10-year-old for Kaiapoi.

He was always one of those

good, honest, consistent players

that every team needs,” added

Endacott.

“But he’ll be remembered for

more than being a player. His

contribution to the Kaiapoi, and

now Northern Bulldogs, club was

unbelievable. Marking fields . . .

there wasn’t anything he didn’t

do.

“He gave his time and plenty

of it.”

Scott is survived by his wife

Jenny, son Blake, a junior

player at the club, and daughter

Hannah.


A DAMNING statistic from

the Crusaders’ last three games

offers an insight into the reasons

behind the team’s drop in form

during Super Rugby Aotearoa.

The Crusaders began the

competition where they left off,

dominating the rest of the teams

and were looking well on their

way towards a fifth straight title.

But in their last three games

against the Highlanders, Hurricanes

and Chiefs – where they

lost two and narrowly won one,

only thanks to a golden point

win – Scott Robertson’s side has

shown vulnerabilities.

According to former Crusaders

back and assistant coach Tabai

Matson, the Crusaders’ decline

can be explained through the

“metres differential” statistic.

“If my team makes 400m,

and your team makes 200m,

my team has an 82 per cent

chance of winning. So one of the

things you’ll see is the Blues and

the Crusaders around metres

made and the differential were

outstanding (at the start of the

competition).”

According to Matson, the

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Crusaders’ metres differential in

rounds 1-4 was +898m.

However, in the last three

games, the Crusaders have seen

a significant drop down to -64m

in metres differential, a stunning

turnaround that showcases the

extent of the team’s fall.

They’ve had a significant drop

in their kicking metres, they’ve

had a significant drop in their

ability to carry the ball up the

field . . . when teams make a little

line break, they’re scoring points

now,” Matson said.

Their defence has definitely

dropped, and on the back of

that, their metres differential has

squeezed right up.”

In contrast, the Highlanders

converted a -440m differential in

rounds 1-4 to a +179m differential

in rounds 5-8.

“That’s on the back of some

really smart kicking and consistency

in winning all the kicking

battles,” Matson said.

They’ve nearly doubled the

amount of kicking metres that

they did in the first four games

in these last three games, with a

game in hand.”

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Stats explain reason behind Crusaders form drop

The Crusaders, who still lead

the table in spite of a one-point

loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton,

have a chance to redress their

statistical imbalance when they

host the Blues at Orangetheory

Stadium at 3.35pm on Anzac Day.

Victory will ensure the

defending champions host

the May 8 final. In the other

round nine clash, the Chiefs

can strengthen their claim on a

finals berth when they play the

out of contention Hurricanes in

Hamilton at 7.05pm tomorrow.

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Football tournament to honour

Steve Sumner under way

A NEW football

tournament named to

honour former All Whites

captain Steve Sumner,

who died of cancer in

2017, launches at the

Christchurch Football

Centre today.

The Steve Sumner

Youth Cup runs until

Tuesday and is expected

to feature seven-a-side

teams from age groups

ranging from under-9 to

under-18s.

England-born Sumner

captained New Zealand

at the 1982 World Cup

in Spain and during a

long domestic career he

claimed four national titles

and won the Chatham

Cup four times with

Christchurch United from

1973-1989. An attacking

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He was diagnosed with

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MULTIPLE GROUP One

winner Self Assured ended

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Classic on Sunday.

The Rolleston-based

Hayden Cullen-trained

five-year-old found an

early position in the oneone

behind stablemate

Spankem, before the pair

pushed forward and driver

Jonny Cox secured the lead

with 1800m to go.

Self Assured was left

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driver Tim Williams extricated

Spankem out of the

trail to apply pressure on

his stablemate turning for

home. Spankem steadily

eked into Self Assured’s

lead, but the latter was able

to hold on to record a head

victory, with a further

five lengths back to Cranbourne

in third.

Cullen was pleased with

the efforts of both of his

runners and said Spankem

showed a lot of heart down

the home straight.

“Spankem tried his

absolute heart out but just

fell short once again. You

can’t take anything away

from the other guy (Self

Assured), he is a very good

horse.

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been a different story, but

over that distance Self Assured

just loves it and he is

very hard to get past.”

His victory on Sunday

brings the curtain down

on what can only be described

as a stellar season

for Self Assured.

The son of Bettor’s

Delight won six of his 12

starts this term, highlighted

by his win in the

Gr.1 New Zealand Trotting

Cup last November.

He came into Cullen’s

care in January and placed

in his first three starts

before winning his next

THUMBS UP: Trainer Hayden Cullen and driver

Jonny Cox after Self Assured’s win in the

Rangiora Classic on Sunday. Above: Self Assured

holds on to beat stablemate Spankem.

PHOTOS: HARNESS NEWS DESK

three on-end, including

the Easter Cup earlier this

month.

While Self Assured

is heading for a welldeserved

break, Cullen is

looking at pressing on with

Spankem, with Australia

a possible option now the

two-way travel bubble has

opened up across the Tasman.

“I’m not 100 per cent

sure with Spankem yet.

We might have the

Queensland carnival on

the cards, but we are just

playing it by ear at the moment.

Over the next few

weeks we will make plans

on where we are going to

go with him.”

Spankem will likely be

Cullen’s only runner heading

across the Tasman, but

he said he could be joined

by Amazing Dream after

the Harness Jewels in June.

“Amazing Dream is

racing here until the Jewels

and then the owners are

pretty keen to take her

over there as well, but it

won’t be under my name,”

Cullen said.

Meanwhile, Cullen

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Rangiora on Sunday after

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with Franco Indie and

Pace N Pride.

Franco Indie won the

Canterbury Print Services

Mobile Pace (2000m) by

two lengths. It was the

two-year-old gelding’s first

raceday run and Cullen

said he will now head to

the spelling paddock to

strengthen for his threeyear-old

season.

“Franco Indie is a lovely

horse,” Cullen said. “He

is going to go out for a

break now, he has done a

great job. He is a big horse

and he is still quite weak.

I think a three-year-old is

his future.

“He will go out now and

hopefully get ready for the

Sires’ Stakes in November.”

Cullen was also pleased

with the winning efforts

of Pace N Pride in the

Kotare Downs Rangiora

3YO Stakes (2000m) after

his unplaced run in the

Gr.1 New Zealand Pacing

Derby (2600m) a week

prior.

“Pace N Pride didn’t

get much of a run in the

Derby,” Cullen said. “He

did look the class horse in

the field (on Sunday).

“He is a nice horse

and he will keep ticking

away until the Jewels,

that’s about all there is for

him.”

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Suzuki’s cult car also one of the

THERE HAVE been plenty of

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developed a cult following – some

that are simply alluring through

their design or shape.

Suzuki’s Jimny is one of those

cars, I’ve seen a lot on our roads

and, judging by the tidy look

of most of them, they’ve never

utilised the functions that make it

one of the best off-road vehicles

in the market.

The popular Jimny has

been around for years and the

technology underneath hasn’t

changed, but it now has a new

body shell, it is upright, squareedged

and somewhat blunt. That

may sound like a design disaster,

but it’s not, the shape works well

and, as I’ve alluded to, it is finding

favour with a wide cross-section

of the market.

My son likens the new Jimny

to a small Mercedes-Benz

G-Wagon; and it is small, the

Jimny is under 3.5m and is

extremely compact, it is short and

narrow and has just three doors.

It’s just a four-seater only, if you

want to carry luggage you’d need

to treat the Jimny as a two-seater

because the rear seats would need

to be folded forward to carry a

suitcase or two.

That aside, the mini-SUV

Jimny has style and purpose,

and its function is to take you

places that normal sport utility

vehicles wouldn’t be able to go. To

make this possible it has a ladder

chassis and driver-selectable fourwheel-drive

with genuine low

ratio gearing.

A short wheelbase and high

ground clearance (195mm)

means it is the perfect off-roader

if you are prepared to sacrifice a

few luxuries that make the SUVs

of today the vehicle of choice for

many.

However, if you add in the

positives such as economy and

off-road performance, it doesn’t

surprise me that it has been

capturing a wide cross-section

of buyers since it was first

marketed in 1968, the concept

and mechanical design is pretty

much unchanged.

The Jimny is also a value-formoney

model. It lists at $26,990

for a JX manual. The evaluation

car was what Suzuki label Sierra,

SUZUKI JIMNY SIERRA: Two seats lurk behind the rear door, if you want cargo space they

need to be folded forward.

it gets a few extra goodies such as

touch screen, satellite navigation

and Apple Car Play and Android

Auto connectivity. The Sierra

sits at $29,990, with automatic

transmission adding $1000, twotone

paints also adds an extra

$510.

Other features across the

range include central locking,

single-zone air conditioning,

power windows, comprehensive

air bag system, traction control,

hill descent control and cruise

control. Many of these are

described as safety systems

that also include other

electronic functions to keep

you out of trouble in the first

instance.

The four-wheel-drive system

is manipulated by a floormounted

lever, 4WD high range

can be initiated at speeds of up

to 100km/h, for low range the

vehicle has to be stationary.

I took the evaluation car

off-road for a lengthy jaunt on

some uneven shingle tracks near

the Waimakariri River. I can

report that it is in its element in

low range, undulations can be

tackled with much confidence,

the ratios are so low that inertia

is held and kept easily to a crawl

speed.

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alloy wheels and Swift badged

body side mouldings.

Building on a much-admired

body styling the SR3 is likely to

create more attention while still

offering fuel economy benefits

and low emissions.

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$22,600 and the CVT is $24,990.

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The suspension incorporates

live beam axles front and rear,

one of the few cars in today’s

market that has such a

driveline.

Live axles promote high

articulation and the ability to put

power-to-ground, especially in

low ratio where gearing provides

the opportunity for slow speed

rough ground travel.

Even in manual form the Jimny

is easy to drive, clutch action

is light and progressive, while

the gearshift (five-speed) slots

easily from cog to cog. It’s always

refreshing to get back into a

manual and the Jimny is rather

delightful with its informative

driving feel.

Under the bonnet is a

naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre, twincamshaft,

16-valve engine that

sits longitudinally. It is both lively

and torquey, easily filling the gaps

between gears and hauling from

almost stall speeds, short shifting

is something I do regularly and

the Jimny has strong engine

response.

In terms of economy Suzuki

claims a 7.1-litre per 100km

combined cycle average

(7.4l/100m automatic). During

my time with the Jimny the

average readout was constantly

listing around 8l/100km with

an instantaneous reading of

5l/100km sitting at 100km/h, the

engine working over quite busy at

3000rpm.

COMPACT: The Jimny looks aggressive with its chunky styling. Bull bar is an optional

extra.

It also rated with 75kW and

130Nm power outputs, while

they are not overly spectacular,

they are more than capable of

shifting the lightweight of the

vehicle at just over 1100kg. Even

though acceleration is not part of

the Jimny’s design concept, it will

reach 100km/h in 12.5sec.

On the open road the Jimny

imparts a respectable ride,

road ripples are dealt to almost

without notice, while the spring

and dampers do a respectable job

given they are locating those live

axles.

On-road handling is

characterised by a gentle push

up front, there’s also a feel that

oversteer could be initiated if

the engine is asked to work hard

in a corner, however, one of the

benefits of modern electronics is

the inclusion of traction control,

any wayward behaviour would be

quickly arrested.

I must make special mention of

• Price – Suzuki Jimny

Sierra, $29,990

• Dimensions – Length,

3480mm; width,

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• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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1462cc, 75kW,

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manual

• Performance –

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• Fuel usage – 6.4l/100km

the Bridgestone Dueler

tyres (255/55 x 17in), they are

much the same type fitted across

many of the SUVs in today’s

market and they have grippy

properties on all surfaces, plus

they are extremely quiet on

coarse chip seal.

Tough, rugged, yet civilised

are descriptions not often found

all in one vehicle, yet the Jimny

offers all of these ingredients and,

for that reason, it is one rather

remarkable vehicle.

It also adds that element

of surprise, its cheeky, funky

looks hide a formidable off-road

challenger. I hope those who

do buy it for its trend-setting

design will also get to experience

its prowess. It would seem just a

waste of technology otherwise.

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Literacy, Language and Numeracy – reading, writing,

maths, English language

Learner Licence – help to learn the road code for your

learner licence (no driving lessons)

Computer – introduction to using computers

Work Readiness – writing a cover letter,

CV, interviewing

Reid TouRS

Waipapa Station

Sat 24th April, $45

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

Email: reidtours@xtra.co.nz www.reidtours.com

Learners need to be over 16, and

a citizen or permanent resident

Call us to enquire: 337 5555

or 022 111 0206, or drop in

at 22 Cholmondeley Ave

(Risingholme), Opawa

Tours

ReId TouRs

Hokianga Cape Reinga

Bay of Islands

9 days - Departs 15th May

$2250 pp including flights

Chatham Island

2nd to 9th November

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

Email: reidtours@xtra.co.nz www.reidtours.com

Trades & Services

Professional

Garden Services

• Regular garden

maintenance

• Pruning, spraying,

weeding, mowing

• Planting solutions

• Garden makeovers

Qualified with 40 years

experience

Phone Richard

027 4918 234

03 349 4022

Trades & Services

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree and hedge trimming

Stump grinding

Tree removal

Gardening

Landscaping

CALL us 021 405 277

Landscaping

driveways, paths,

patios, decking,

irrigation & lawns

Fence staining

FREE QUOTES

LBp BuiLdErs

pHOnE jOHn:

027 224 2831

Trades & Services

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

“I WILL TURN UP

WHEN I SAY I WILL”

Need a certified and reliable plumber for filtration

systems or hot water cylinder replacement?

Bathroom upgrades or refurbishments?

FREE CALL

TEXT

EMAIL

Trades & Services

0508 H2O BOY

426 269

027 245 5100

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

DIRTY TILES

& GROUT?

Our unique restoration

processes will make your

tiled areas look NEW again!

We specialise in professional

cost effective solutions for

all your tile & grout issues.

• Tiled shower makeovers

• Re-colouring old grout

• Mouldy silicone replacement

• Professional tile/grout

cleaning, sealing & repairs

NICK@NICKJONESPLUMBING.CO.NZ

Trades & Services

Call today for a FREE quote on 0800 882 772

www.theprogroup.co.nz/dpc9385

Trades & Services

PAINTING

older painter

for older houses

50 years in trade

“All the skills”

GST FREE

Contact Jimmy Bell

0211221487

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

trade price!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree and hedge trimming

Stump grinding

Tree removal

Gardening

Landscaping

CALL us 021 405 277

Trades & Services

ROOF

PAINTING 24/7

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

20% OFF other

roof quotes

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

water blasting.

Moss and mould

treatment $300.

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

rooF

painting

by Certified Tradesman

Book now

and receive

20% discount.

Rope and harness

a speciality.

No scaffolding

required.

30 years

experience.

Free quotes,

call Craig

021 060 2392

Trades & Services

AAA HANDYMAN

licensed carpenter

LBP, all property and

building maintenance,

repairs, bathroom/shower

installations, with free

quotes 03 383 1927 or 027

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

AA SHOWER

CLEANING

Deep clean, soap scum,

water stains, mineral

deposits . Comp prices.

Gold card disc. Ph 021 022

824 85

ARBORIST

Qualified. Copper

Beech Tree Services.

Tree removal, pruning,

height reduction, hedge

trimming, shaping, tree

planting, firewood. Free

quote. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741

copperbeechtreeservices@

gmail.com

Trades & Services

BRICK & BLOCK

LAYING

all restoration work

and new work plus

foundations, ph 342 9340

or 021 853 033

BUILDER QUALIfIED

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms,

Kitchens, Renovations,

Repairs & Extensions

Free quotes. Discount for

pensioners. Ph Mike 03

980 9771 or 027 2266 930

BUILDER QUALIfIED

Decks, T & G Flooring,

Villa Restoring, New

Homes, Weatherboards.

Free Quotes. Bennet &

Sons Ltd Sam 027 496-

9362 or Tony 027 224-

0374

BUILDER,

HANDYMAN,

MAINTENANCE

Have peace of mind with

a fully qualified owner

operater LBP. Available

for all jobs around the

home, commercial or

rental property (extremely

experienced in Healthy

Homes Reporting and

all Remedial works) Call

Chris on 027 3888 211

BUILDER

New builds, alterations,

decks, fencing. 30 yrs in

the trade has given me

ability to build to a high

standard. Free quotes.

Ph Brent 027 241 7471

BUILDER

New builds, alterations,

decks, fencing. 30 yrs in

the trade has given me

ability to build to a high

standard. Free quotes. Ph

Brent 027 241 7471

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

CARPENTER

BUILDER

Licensed Building

Practitioner no. 100981.

All carpentry & building

repairs & maintenance.

Alterations & property

upgrades.Laundries /

bathroom / kitchens

replaced. Specialising in

replacement of all rotten

timber, fascia boards,

window, windowsills etc.

John Sandford, ph 329

4616, mob 027 5189 598

johnsandford2@gmail.

com

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,

start, competitive rate,

ph Brian 027 433 9548

No Call out fee

immediate

Trades & Services

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

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

HOME CLEANING

SERVICES

Regular Weekly or

Fortnightly. Ring Vivien

at 03 365 8422 for free

quotation

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

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

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

PLASTER MASONRY

PAINTING, TILING,

WALLPAPERING

Roofing & Brick Repairs,

Stucco, Fixing, Stopping,

Cracks & Holes. Small

jobs ok. Property Repairs

.30 yrs exp. Gary 3428950

/ 021 529 022

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.

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

Re Roofing

Roof Repairs

Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz


38 The Star Thursday April 22 2021

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

To advertise: Phone 379 1100 or email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

Trades & Services

DECORATORS

PLUMBER

NEED A PLUMBER

Call us now for fast friendly service.

Get your problems sorted out

quick smart - on time!!

Phone for a

FREE

quote now.

New Paint • Repaints

Wallpapering • Fences

Feature Walls

Floor & Roof Painting

Spray Painting

Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

* Finance available (T’s & C’s apply)

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

ELECTRICIAN

Contact for a free quote

phone 027 331 0400

davewsimpson@windowslive.com

Experienced Domestic Electrician

Quality Workmanship

• New Build

• Renovations

• Fault finding

• Power

• Lighting

• Switchboards

Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

TREE SERVICES

CRAIGS

TREES

Our services include:

Tree felling

Branch chipping

Trimming and pruning

Crown reduction

Stump grinding

P: 027 2299 454

E: craigstrees@xtra.co.nz

www.craigstrees.co.nz

Fully insured

DRIVEWAYS

Exposed Aggregate

Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

landscaping

Landscape

Construction and

Garden Maintenance

You can have your gardens, trees,

shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best

all year round, for a great price.

Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

• Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

New Home Landscaping

Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features

• Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual

• Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

ROOF REPAIRS

Locally owned & operated with

over 30 years experience.

• Extensions & repair • Roof coating

• Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol

• Malthoid • Asbestos Certified

• Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278

or 021 223 4200

E: dave@beaumontroofing.co.nz

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD

Towing

For safe, damage free

car transportation

call Ashley’s Tow Taxi

Special care for special cars

ASHLEY’S TOW TAXI

Breakdown & Relocation

0800 TOW TAXI • 0800 869 8294

Driveways

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

(Since 2005)

Over 22 Years Experience

Quality

Workmanship

• Driveways

• Kerb &

Channel

• Garden Edging

Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

Mailer Deliveries

For a local, reliable

mailer delivery

service contact

Star Media

• Newspaper inserts

• Magazine inserts

• Letterbox deliveries

• Urban & Rural deliveries

For a cost effective, targeted

delivery please call 03 379 7100

or email mike@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi

SCRAP METAL

Dominion Trading Co Ltd

• Scrap metal buyers

• Canterbury owned & operated

• Top prices paid $$$

• Open Saturday morning

Open Mon-Fri 8am – 4.30pm Sat. 8.30am-12.30pm

www.happyscrappy.co.nz

03 343 9993 333 Blenheim Rd

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Need it?

Rent it!

No Bond

Free Delivery

Free Repair

Great Student Deals

Canterbury Owned & Operated

Free Call Now:

0800 717 000

Trades & Services

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

STUMP GRINDING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

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

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

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

Wanted To Buy

WANTED

SLEEPOUTS

Sleepouts Galore

Buyers and sellers of

relocatable buildings

11 Brixton Street, Hornby

Phone: 349 9633

Or Apply Online:

www.a4r.co.nz

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

Wanted To Buy

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

A1 Albums, old photo’s,

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

313 8156

postcards, coins, gold,

bank notes, badges,

Antiques, 194 Edgeware

Buying estates, antiques,

free appraisal. Call Rob

fridges, freezers, washing

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

ALL whiteware wanted.

Same day service, cash

paid for freezes, fridges,

washing machines, ovens.

Also buying furniture &

medals, jewellery,

watches, china, crystal,

books, furs, vintage

clothing, paintings,

furniture, estates &

downsizing. Etcetera

Rd 385 5117

ACADEMY ANTIQUES

old china, crystal, art,

Royal Doulton , Royal

Albert etc. Best prices,

349-4229

A+ Household effects,

machines, ovens. Good

0891 671

h/hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

A records and Hi-

Fi gear wanted.

Pennylane Sydenham.

7 days. Ph 366-3278

A records and Hi-Fi

gear wanted. Pennylane

Sydenham. 7 days. Ph

366-3278

TOOLS, Garden garage,

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045


The Star Classifieds

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.

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

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or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.

Casual Sub Editor

Star Media, a division of Allied Press Limited, based in

Christchurch, is seeking a casual sub editor.

The successful applicant will need to be competent with

InDesign and ideally have worked in a newsroom or

subbed for newspaper publications.

The role encompasses copy subbing and layout.

Please email your CV to Editor in Chief, Barry Clarke at

barry@starmedia.kiwi or contact him on 021 359-426 to

discuss. The position will be filled when the successful

candidate is found.

Please note you must have the right to work in

New Zealand to apply for this role.

Allied Press is unable to provide sponsorship or visa support at

this time. We are not accepting agency resumes at this time.

Allied Press does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.

Vehicles Wanted

Situations Vacant

Reporter - Christchurch

• Great media opportunity

• Be part of an award winning team

• A media company which is growing its reach

Who we are

Allied Press Limited employs over 450 people on a permanent basis

across our 15 sites in the South Island. We operate across multiple

media platforms (print, on-line, digital) delivering news, information and

entertainment through our various regional and city publications, including

Christchurch-based Star Media.

The role

We are seeking a newcomer to journalism or someone who is looking to

take the next step in their career.

Reporting to the editor, the main purpose of the position is to file

community-based news, sport and people articles for both print

publications and online platforms.

Your skills and experience

We are looking for a journalist who has already displayed the qualities

and drive to become a topline journalist. In addition to your interest in

equity and diversity you will demonstrate:

• A great work ethic

• A competitive nature

• An eye for detail

• Accuracy

Further details

This is a full time, permanent position.

We can offer you a great team environment, professional development

opportunities and an opportunity to grow.

If you think this role is for you, please apply by way of CV and a

covering letter to barry@starmedia.kiwi. Informal inquiries about the

role are welcome and should be directed to Editor in Chief Barry

Clarke 021 359-426.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please note you must have the right to work in New Zealand to

apply for this role.

Disclaimer: Allied Press does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.

Allied Press is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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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

Situations Vacant

ONLINE SALES

PART TIME

Looking for online sales

person FOR Approx

15 hours per week

to operate ipad for

trademe & marketlace.

Immediate start.

PHONE: 027 223 0948

16,065 copies delivered every week

Public Notices

Christchurch

Bridge Club

Public Notices

TAI CHI QIGONG...

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exercise in ways that

balance both the body

and the mind, gain more

do less, let go of tension

and unblock to create

better health, practice what

you’d like to become,

new term begins after

ANZAC Day:-Visit www.

taichiwell.co.nz or call

Rose 027 438 8364

Do you enjoy cards, like challenges

& want to stay mentally alert?

….then discover Bridge with the

Christchurch Bridge Club.

11 FREE Beginner

Bridge Lessons

Wed 5 th May at 7.30pm

Phone: 366-1516

21 Nova Place, Christchurch

Email: office@chchbridge.co.nz

www.chchbridge.co.nz

Situations Vacant

EDITOR – Ashburton Courier

The Ashburton Courier is a weekly

community newspaper delivered to more

than 16,000 homes across Mid Canterbury

and the surrounding rural areas.

The Ashburton Courier is the largest

circulating and best read newspaper within

the Mid Canterbury area.

This is an exciting opportunity and provides

the successful applicant the ability to help

shape and connect the community we

serve.

You will be responsible for our newspaper

layout, leading the news team, writing

stories and co-ordinating news gathering for

the Ashburton Courier.

The successful applicant will be selfmotivated,

tenacious and have a passion for

news and building relationships within our

local community.

Ability to find local stories, juggle tasks, meet

Thursday April 22 2021 The Star 39

Public Notices

NOTICE OF

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

THE CHRISTCHURCH

HIGH SCHOOL OLD BOYS’

ASSOCIATION (INC.)

Registered Office: C/- C.B.H.S., Straven Road, Christchurch

Notice is hereby given the 109th Annual General

meeting of the Association will be held in the

Big Room at School on

Monday 3rd May 2021 at 7.30pm.

Authorised by the HSOB Secretary C J Carthy

Email secretary@oldboys.cbhs.school.nz

enquires@altiorapeto.org

All past pupils are automatically now full

members of the association.

Senior Citizens

Outings

with Companion Driving Service Ltd

Thu 20 May - 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 room (no sharing)

- your own tour guide will accompany you.

Walking sticks & walkers welcome.

Phone Peter on 0800 453 873

Allied Press Ltd is seeking an experienced journalist ready

to take the next step in their career, as

Editor for the Ashburton Courier.

deadlines and write engaging, accurate

copy is essential. You will have an eye for

photography. Video and website skills are

desirable.

It is essential that you have a full driver’s

licence. Given the nature of the role,

occasional evenings and weekend work may

be required.

All applications will be treated in the strictest

confidence.

Our well respected local title is owned

by Allied Press, the largest independent

publisher in New Zealand.

Please note that you must have the right to

live and work in New Zealand to apply for

this role.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity

for you, please send your CV with a

covering letter to steve@starmedia.kiwi

or feel free to call me on 021 372 479


40 The Star Thursday April 22 2021

The Star Classifieds

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and we’ll

help you

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Classifieds

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May 2021 Christchurch City

Council Meetings

22 Apr 2021

The next meetings of the Christchurch City Council, Community

Boards, Council Hearings Panels and Subcommittees with

delegated authority will be held as follows:

Where stated, the Civic Offices are located at 53 Hereford Street.

Council

Date Time Venue

13 9.30am Council Chambers, Civic Offices

Committees of the Whole

Date Time Committee and Venue

27 9:30am Finance and Performance Committee,

Council Chambers, Civic Offices

Committees

Date Time Committee and Venue

4 2pm Selwyn-Waihora Water Management Zone

Committee, Tai Tapu Community Centre,

722 Old Tai Tapu Road (located within

Rhodes Park)

14 9am Greater Christchurch Partnership

Committee, Council Chambers, Environment

Canterbury, 200 Tuam Street

18 4pm Banks Peninsula Water Management Zone

Committee, Lyttelton Mt Herbert Community

Facility, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton

27 6pm Christchurch West Melton Water

Management Zone Committee, TBC

Long Term Plan Hearings Panel

Date Time Venue

5 2pm Council Chambers, Civic Offices

Community Boards

Date Time Board and Venue

3 10am Banks Peninsula Community Board, Little

River Board Room, 4238 Christchurch-Akaroa

Road, Little River

17 Lyttelton Community Boardroom,

25 Canterbury St, Lyttelton

3 4.30pm Coastal-Burwood Community Board,

17 Boardroom, Cnr Beresford and Union

31 Streets, New Brighton

3 4:30pm Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community

17 Board, Boardroom, Fendalton Service

31 Centre, Cnr Jeffreys and Clyde Roads,

Fendalton

4 5pm Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community

18 Board, Horoeka Room, Rārākau: Riccarton

Centre, 199 Clarence Street, Riccarton

4 5pm Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board,

19 8am Boardroom, Beckenham Service Centre,

66 Colombo Street, Beckenham

7 9am Papanui-Innes Community Board,

21 Boardroom, Papanui Service Centre, Cnr

Langdons Road and Restell Street, Papanui

12 4:30pm Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community

Board, Linwood Boardroom, 180 Smith

Street, Woolston

Community Board Committees

Date Time Committee and Venue

3 7pm Lyttelton Reserves Management Committee,

Lyttelton Community Boardroom,

25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton

11 5:30pm Garden of Tane Reserve Management

Committee, Coronation Library, 103 Rue

Jolie, Akaroa

17 5:30pm Duvauchelle Reserve Management

Committee, Duvauchelle Community Centre,

6039 Christchurch-Akaroa Road, Duvauchelle

17 6pm Lyttelton Recreation Ground Reserve

Management Committee, Lyttelton

Community Boardroom, 25 Canterbury

Street, Lyttelton

17 7:30pm Diamond Harbour Reserve Management

Committee, Committee Room, Diamond

Harbour Community Centre, Waipapa

Avenue, Diamond Harbour

19 7pm Allandale Reserve Management Committee,

Ōtoromiro Hotel, 52 Main Road, Governors

Bay

Copies of the agendas will be available online and to the public

at the meetings.

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of these

meetings.

To make a deputation or presentation to a Community Board,

Committee or Council meeting ring the call centre on

(03) 941 8999 or email info@ccc.govt.nz.

Information about Alcohol Licensing can be found online

at ccc.govt.nz/alcohol

Megan Pearce

Hearings and Council Support

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The Anzac Fronds, originally

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The four, freestanding frond

stands, featuring the fronds which

were originally on the bridge light

poles, are expected to be installed

In a precautionary step, workers

removed the origina long art

pieces from the bridge following

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Board chairman Kelly Barber said

the artwork marks an important

“To many, the fronds symbolise

Aotearoa New Zealand and subtly

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THE POPPIES a the Anzac

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a the intersection will align with

the Poppies over Gallipoli sculpture

on the corner of Anzac Drive

and Travis Rd.

roundabout after being organised

into new forms.

in their concrete bases by the end

of June.

The fronds, made of pre-weathered

steel, have been in storage for

several years.

ON THE CHARGE: There was no stopping Te Waka Unua captain Eru Tito during his side’s 3-0

win over Rolleston Primary in the final of the annual year 5 and 6 Canterbury primary schools

rugby league tournament at South Hagley Park last week. •More photos, page 7

period for residents.

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christchurch

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Thursday 22 to Wednesday 28 April 2021

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Christchurch’s

smoking hot BLUES BAR. Thursday 7.30pm - Kate

Anastasiou. Friday 8pm - Nexus Unplugged.

Saturday 8pm - Pagan Pub Night feat. Coven of the

Sacred Stars. Sunday 4pm - Quiz. Wednesday 7pm

- Musos' Jam Night.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Thursday 7.30pm - CWB (Cathcart Walsh Blaikie),

free; 9.30pm - Latin Dance Revolucion with DJ Zee,

free. Friday 5.30pm - Clube do Chor's Brazilian

Session; 8.30pm - Eat My Shorts (10 piece

funksters). Saturday 3pm - Would Session retro

music, free; 8.30pm - Now & Zen (covers) feat.

Th'Dudes drummer Bruce Hambling, free. Sunday

5pm - Malarkey (Irish), free. Monday 7pm - Quiz.

Tuesday 8pm - Thy Kingdom Comedy weekly

stand-up comedy night, free. Wednesday 7pm -

Open Mic free.

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

Mickey Rat's Karaoke. Saturday 7pm - Fire & Ice.

Sunday 7pm - Mickey Rat's Karaoke.

BOO RADLEYS, Level 1, 98 Victoria St:

Thursday 9pm - Live music. Friday 8pm - Holly

Kimber; 10.30pm - VOXY Duo. Saturday 8pm -

Neil Alexander; 10.30pm - In the City. Wednesday

7.30pm - South Street Blues Trio; 9.30pm - Open

Mic Night.

BRIDIE'S BAR & BISTRO, 401 Worcester St:

Saturday 6.30pm - Karaoke. Sunday 4pm - Bingo.

CASSELS BLUE SMOKE, Garlands Rd:

Saturday 6.30pm - Wahine Toa, tickets at

undertheradar.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, 30 Victoria St:

Friday 6pm - Lonesome Sue. 9.15pm - Acoustic

Solution. Saturday 6pm - Natalie Elms; 9.15pm -

Reckless; 10pm - DJ Steve. Sunday 7pm - Absolut.

HORNBY CLUB, Carmen Rd: Saturday 7pm -

Chur Bro. Sunday 3pm - Peter Cairns.

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KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven Quay: SOLD OUT

Saturday 8pm - DnD Showband presents Two

Tribute Shows in One feat. Fleetwood Mac &

ABBA. SOLD OUT.

NEW BRIGHTON CLUB, 202 Marine Pde:

Friday 7pm - The Atarmies. Sunday 2.30pm - X-

Files Duo.

RICHMOND CLUB, 75 London St: Friday 7pm

- Lance Kiwi. Saturday 7pm - Unhinged. Sunday

10.30am - X.Files Duo.

RIVERSIDE MARKET, 98 Oxford Tce:

Thursday 6pm - Live jazz, $10 entry.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St, Hornby: Friday

8.30pm - DJ. Saturday 8.30pm - Nightwatch.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd: Thursday

9pm - Nexus. Friday 7.30pm - Open Mic & Jam.

Wednesday 9pm - Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick

Buchanan, and Peter K Malthus).

THE LOST SOCK, Good Times Comedy

Club, 224 St Asaph St: Thursday 11am, Friday

11am & 8pm (R18), Saturday 11am - The Tusk

Puppets present 'The Lost Sock' children's show.

Tickets at humanitix.com.

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd,

Addington: Friday 9.30pm - Awesome Source.

Saturday 9.30pm - Bite the Bullet. Sunday 6pm -

Lance Kiwi Karaoke. Tuesday 7pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 143 Hargood St: Saturday

7pm - PAGE28.

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON, 19 London St,

Lyttelton: Thursday - Comedy with Guy

Montgomery. Friday - House with Josh & Tim.

Tuesday 8pm - Open Mic. Wednesday 8pm - Jam

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