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Daniels, who was not a the

New Brighton parade, told

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a briefing with Christchurch East

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• By Bea Gooding

COASTAL WARD city councillor James Daniels is

trying to find out what went wrong with the Anzac Day

commemorations in New Brighton.

There has been criticism over the way the city council

organised the day, which involved perspex remaining

around the cenotaph, public toilet closures, a flag that

was not replaced, and no clarity on a traffic management

plan.

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HELPING HANDS: Sophie a staffy cross is rescued from a house fire in

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• By Chris Barclay

A GRATEFUL pet lover has detailed the

desperate efforts to revive her animals

after they were trapped in a house fire that

claimed a cat, kitten and budgie.

Although distraught to lose Clover, one

of her first litter Chungus and Buddy –

from smoke inhalation in his cage – the

mother of two revealed the collateral

damage could have been much greater

when an accidental fire spread from the

kitchen of a Kaiapoi house last week.

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about a traffic management plan on Marine Pde, and

the cenotaph was still covered in the anti-graffiti plastic

on Anzac Day itself, he said.

He also said the fraying New Zealand flag was not

replaced, which was the city council’s responsibility.

However, Daniels said the flag was recently replaced

in time for the Coas to Coast earlier this year and that

if the perspex was removed any earlier, the cenotaph

would ge tagged.

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Kenneth Daniel Hawkins

was allegedly murdered at the

weekend says he has been begging

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activity in the area for years

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until someone was killed.

He is now furious that his cry

for help was ignored and says he

is considering ditching his private

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who live in social housing but says

they are being “dumped” in units

with no support for issues including

drug addiction and serious

mental health problems.

The man lives in Sydenham

near several housing complexes

run by various social housing

agencies.

He said he had been complaining

for years but felt no one was

taking him seriously.

On March 31, at his wits’ end

and, after the sixth police callout

to his street in a week, he turned

to Housing Minister Megan

Woods.

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• By Matt Slaughter

YOUNG HOSPITAL patients

had their day brightened by

some of the Crusaders’ star

players last week.

Players, including All Blacks

Richie Mo’unga, George Bridge

and Codie Taylor, visited the

Canterbury District Health

Board’s Children’s Haematology

and Oncology Centre last

Tuesday.

The players took time out of

their busy schedule preparing

for the Super Rugby Aotearoa

final against the Chiefs on May

8 at Orangetheory Stadium.

They spent some time chatting

to families on the ward and

handed out gifts, including

signed Crusaders flags and caps.

Said Crusaders chief executive

Colin Mansbridge: “We’re

proud to be able to connect with

those in our community who

are going through a tough time.

The strength and resilience of

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Thousands punted on meth greyhound

• By Chris Barclay

TENS OF thousands of dollars

were won off a greyhound

which later tested positive to

methamphetamine, it can be

revealed.

The TAB has confirmed two

four-figure bets were placed on

Zipping Sarah which won at the

Canterbury Greyhound Racing

Club meeting at Addington

during Cup Week in November.

Foxton-based trainer Angela

Turnwald has been banned for

four months. The disqualification

starts tomorrow.

Zipping Sarah was tested

following her victory as a $4.50

second favourite.

Traces of amphetamine were

also detected, with the Judicial

Control Authority For Racing

believing the substances were

administered on the journey

from Foxton to Christchurch

via an exercise stop in Kaiapoi.

Turnwald pleaded guilty

to failing to produce Zipping

Sarah free of a prohibited substance

for the race. The stake

money of $4011 was not paid

and Turnwald was also fined

$3500.

A TAB spokesman said

two bets of an unspecified

amount of up to $10,000 had

been placed on Zipping Sarah,

with 481 bets totalling $23,083

placed on the winner.

The betting organisation

was unable to say yesterday

when or where the bets were

placed but the subsequent investigation

and disqualification

Crusaders brighten up day

of kids tackling cancer

these young people is inspiring,

and we’re really grateful to

have the opportunity to put a

smile on the faces of some of

our most passionate Crusaders

supporters.”

CHOC acting charge nurse

manager Jo Kirrane said: “It

was wonderful the Crusaders

took time out of their busy

schedule to visit our young

patients in CHOC. They showed

a genuine interest in the kids

and their whānau, chatting and

did not impact on the dividends

paid to punters.

Turnwald initially claimed

the methamphetamine could

have come from unidentified

syndicate members who

smoked the drug hours before

patting the dog post-race,

although that defence was

ultimately abandoned.

In its judgment, the authority

said deliberate wrongdoing had

not been established but methamphetamine-related

breaches

could not be tolerated.

SUPPORT: George Bridge

and Richie Mo’unga, with

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Haematology and

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Matariki celebrations

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Mai lighting event will celebrate

Matariki in the heart of the city

and in New Brighton. Zones

within the central city and the

seaside suburb will be lit up

from June 25 until July 10, with

a series of lighting installations,

projections and illuminated

artworks created by Canterbury

lighting artists. Crowds will

be able to explore the lighting

trails from 6pm to 11pm every

night. Installations will be

located around the Arts Centre,

Christchurch Art Gallery,

Worcester Boulevard, Victoria

Square, Otakaro Avon River

Precinct, New Regent St and

New Brighton.

Cuningham House to

be repaired

Cuningham House, the historic

greenhouse in the Botanic

Gardens, will be closed for

two weeks for repairs from

today. The repairs to the glass,

which is ageing and cracked

in places, are set to take two

weeks. Instead of scaffolding,

the contractors will be working

from a platform suspended

from a crane – a quicker

and more economical way

of replacing the glass. The

greenhouse is due to reopen on

May 14. The work is just one

stage in the city council’s plan

to restore the treasured heritage

building.

Heathcote residents

win train speed

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Heathcote residents have

successfully campaigned for

train speed limits through their

valley to remain the same.

KiwiRail will be keeping the

speed limit for trains travelling

through Heathcote at 40km/h.

It was decided after KiwiRail

representatives Steve Pye and

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police cars

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POLICE CAR crashes have been

more common in Canterbury

than several other parts of New

Zealand.

About 9000 police cars have

been damaged across the country

since 2015 – with a repair bill of

more than $24.3 million.

The most crashes were notched

up in the Waitemata and Counties

Manukau Districts – closely

followed by Auckland City and

Canterbury.

In August last year, a 42-yearold

Christchurch woman stole a

police car before crashing, after

refusing a breath test.

In 2019, when police

apprehended the man responsible

for the March 15 mosque attack,

they rammed his car off the road,

damaging the police vehicle in the

process.

In December 2018, a Christchurch

man fleeing police rammed

the officer’s vehicle twice.

In the first two months of this

year alone, 10 police cars were

damaged in Canterbury, costing

$4274.94.

In this time period, repairs

to damaged police cars New

Zealand-wide cost $113,739.

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Tabitha, another kitten, was

initially blinded by the blaze at a

Cridland St property on Thursday

afternoon.

The five-week-old suffered four

seizures, a grim development

that had homeowner Denise

fearing she would also have to be

put down.

The vet was concerned about

neurological damage but wanted

to give her 24 hours to rally. I’m

glad we gave her the time. We

got her home, she had a sleep, an

eat, then ‘bing’. She perked up

and she could see,” Denise said.

Tabitha, Olive, Clover plus

dogs Molly and Sophie were

given mouth-to-mouth by

Denise – and then oxygen –

after firefighters carried them to

safety.

They were amazing, absolute

respect to them,” she said.

Unfortunately Chungus

perished inside and one-year-old

Clover had to be euthanised two

days later.

The kids (her son and daughter)

were really upset about

Clover. They’d bought her with

their pocket money just after

lockdown last year. It was their

kind of treat, they’d saved up

and they were the two mummies

of the cat,” said Denise.

Although Clover, the last

animal to be evacuated, was

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All belongings and some cats lost

resuscitated, there was no hope

of recovery at the Rangiora Vet

Centre.

“She wouldn’t have any quality

of life. She was paralysed. She

was twitching with neurological

damage. She couldn’t walk but

she heard the kids voices when

they brought her in,” Denise

said.

“She started trying to drag

herself to the kids. She could

hear them. She went to them and

gave them cuddles.”

Molly, a seven-year-old boxerlabrador

cross, and Sophie – a

one-year-old rescue dog with

staffy in her genes – spent two

days in the vet centre and are

still recovering.

They were on IV fluids to remedy

dehydration and charcoal

tablets to settle their stomachs.

They’ve got smoker’s cough

A DOG’S LIFE: Denise, a

devout dog owner, uses

an asthma inhaler to ease

the recovery of Molly and

Sophie (background) after

they were carried from

this Kaiapoi house after it

caught fire.

and they’re coughing up ash.

We’ve been given an asthma

inhaler to aid their breathing,”

Denise added.

The family, who were on an

outing when the fire broke out,

are now in temporary accommodation.

“We lost everything to fire,

water and smoke damage, or all

three,” Denise said.

But they still have their canines,

kittens and 10-year-old

cat Muppet, who Denise said escaped

through a window before

the flames took hold.

“He was like ‘bye’, but mum

wouldn’t go without her babies.”

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In a letter sent at 3am he

outlined “threatening, violent,

anti social behaviour” by social

housing tenants at multiple

complexes.

He accused social housing providers

across the board of a “lack

of duty of care” – to their tenants

and the community.

He sent the letter to the New

Zealand Herald an hour later,

and followed up again yesterday

after he heard of Hawkins’ death.

The 50-year-old was allegedly

murdered at his unit at the

Otautahi Community Housing

Trust Development on Brougham

St.

A 28-year-old man has been

charged with murder and is

accused of fatally stabbing Hawkins,

who was on electronically

monitored bail and facing family

violence charges relating to his

partner.

“I told you someone would get

hurt or killed,” the concerned

resident said yesterday.

“Nobody listened to me.”

Woods was on leave this

week but a spokeswoman from

her office confirmed the man’s

letter had been “received and a

response is being processed”.

In the letter the man – who

asked that his name was not

published for “fear of retaliation”

– said he was writing “out

of desperation” as his “last resort

for help”.

“I am a rental tenant, with

glowing rental and character

references, living next to a very

anti-social bunch of social housing

tenants,” he wrote.

“I wish to raise your awareness.

Social housing providers do not seem

to be helping in any way at all.”

He said he had been complaining

about issues with his

neighbours including “the gangs,

the drug dealings, the antisocial,

violent and threatening

behaviour which now seems to be

escalating.”

“Yet nobody, not even police,

seem to do anything about it,” he

said.

“In just the past week alone, I

have had my front door kicked in

twice with threats of having my

home burned down.

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“I have had people intruding

on my property; last night my

property was attacked with an

axe to which police responded

with rifles drawn.

“I have had motor-cycle gang

members terrorising myself and

the neighbourhood. My complaints

to social housing providers

fall on complete deaf ears.”

He turned to Woods for help,

hopeful that she would step in.

He questioned why people on

electronic bail for violent offending

– like Hawkins – convicted

criminals, gang members and

people with addiction or mental

health issues were simply “shoved

in a cage of apartments, left to

terrorise the neighbourhood”.

He felt there was not

enough support or supervision

of the tenants.

“I have been left in constant

fear of my life and my property,”

he said.

“I am now about to cancel my

agreement with this property to

live in my car until I can find a

more suitable property to live.”

In the letter he quoted six police

callouts from the week with

file reference numbers.

He felt authorities were “turning

a blind eye” and implored

Woods to act.

Woods’ spokeswoman acknowledged

Hawkins’ death.

“Our sympathies go out to

the victim’s friends and family, and

the local community,” she said.

The Ministry of Housing and

Urban Development, Kāinga

Ora and community housing

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‘I have been left in constant fear of my life’

ISSUES: A police

cordon outside

the Otahtahi

Community

Housing Trust

complex where

Kenneth Daniel

Hawkins (above)

was allegedly

murdered.

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providers are committed to

ensuring that public housing

tenants have a safe, warm and

dry place to call home.”

She said the Community

Housing Regulatory Authority

monitored all community

housing provider policies and

processes and expected to see

“consistent compliance with the

required performance standards

– which required systems that

“ensure outcomes for tenants are

appropriate, measurable, and

monitored”.

Those systems included a complaints

service.

“If a tenant is unsatisfied with

the way their complaint has

been handled, they can contact

Tenancy Services in the first

instance,” she said.

The man felt his complaints

had been effectively ignored -

and he urged Woods to do more,

urgently.

“Providers have been using

Sydenham as a dumping ground

for problematic people for over

three years now, which has

turned this area into an area on

edge,” he said.

“Now we have social issues

growing and growing, tearing

our neighbourhoods to shreds.

“More needs to be done.

My complaint is not about the

tenants themselves, but more

about the social agencies who put

them in these situations.”

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The Star Thursday April 29 2021

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The quick wit of David McPhail

Kiwi comedy pioneer

David McPhail, one half

of the legendary duo

McPhail and Gadsby,

is frustrated to be

living in a Christchurch

retirement village.

But he hasn’t lost his

sparkling sense of

humour, or enjoyment

in poking fun at

politicians, writes Kurt

Bayer

DAVID MCPHAIL is still a

funny bugger.

Even with the oxygen machine

whirring and wheezing, in a

place he wakes every morning

and thinks he’s living inside

a nightmare, he can create

laughter.

A natural comedy alchemist,

the man who knew, who

just bloody well knew, that

conservative 1970s New Zealand

was ready for satirical comedy

on television.

When the tall, blonde woman

delivers his fish and chip lunch,

complete with cling-filmed glass

of chardonnay, he can’t resist a

quip.

“Catch the fish yourself?”

“Of course,” she smiles. “That’s

what I was doing this morning:

stomping on the grapes and

RELAXED: David McPhail at his retirement home in Merivale.

catching the fish.”

The interplay makes his eyes

twinkle.

When the Weekend Herald

phoned him at the Merivale

Retirement Village, and inquired

whether he’d be willing to chat

about his remarkable life and

career, the 75-year-old actor,

writer and satirist responded

quick as a whip: “Sounds like an

obituary.!”

His legs have failed him.

Living at home with Anne, his

wife of 54 years, the father of two

was continually falling over. It

was dangerous.

So for now, the infamously

dry wit is marooned in his

room, hooked up to the oxygen

machine.

Visits perk him up.

His wife pops by. Their

granddaughter will visit after

PHOTO: GEORGE HEARD ​

school. There are crackers in the

drawer. Anne’s off to play bridge.

“All right darling, you have a

lovely afternoon,” he tells her,

leaning in for a kiss.

On Friday afternoons, his old

school mates drop by for a beer.

Ken Ellis and Chris McVeigh

are among them – mates from

school and uni days, and who

starred alongside McPhail in the

pioneering show, A Week of It.

Ellis calls their lifelong

friendship one of the treasures of

his life.

“We’re still mates after 60

years . . . God knows one of us

will be kicked off soon enough,”

McPhail says, propping himself

up in an oversized armchair.

McPhail was born in April

1945, around the time Adolf

Hitler “blew out what remained

of his brains.”

His father, Alexander Edward

McPhail, a “devout atheist” with

Scottish roots, was chairman of

the New Zealand Rugby Union,

and successful businessman.

He owned a tannery, imported

goods, and was a landlord.

McPhail, a podgy sweettoothed

child with a stammer,

enjoyed a privileged upbringing

in a large brick house on

Manchester St in Christchurch.

He attended Cathedral

Grammar School, where he

was an enthusiastic choir boy,

which helped his stammer,

rehearsing almost every day in

Christ Church Cathedral “in an

almost vertical room under the

cathedral’s spire.”

McPhail then went on to

Christchurch Boys’ High School,

where Ellis was among a tightknit

bunch of mates, who would

stay close for decades, discussing

the poetry of Dylan Thomas and

T S Eliot.


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shows no sign of slowing down

A schoolmaster, “Chops” Sinclair,

introduced McPhail to the

“marvels of Shakespeare”, while

another to his future wife, Anne

McLeod, at choir practice.

A brief stint at Canterbury

University studying English was

overshadowed by a rising interest

in the theatre.

After “embarrassing results”

during his first year, he landed

a cadet reporter job at The Press

newspaper.

He started at the bottom of

a newsroom “large, noisy and

filled with smoke” and was assigned

to the court round, where

he hoped to cover sensation

murder trials but ended up with

minor stories on shoplifters,

burglars and “the curious case

of a man who tried to assault his

wife with an empty hot water

bottle,” according to his 2010

autobiography, The Years Before

My Death – Memories of a Comic

Life.

After several jobs on the paper,

and an unhappy posting to

Ashburton, McPhail resigned to

become a radio reporter and then

a television journalist on a show

named Town and Around. There,

he enjoyed the more quirky, offbeat

stories, while later making

skits for a show called As I See It.

Meanwhile, he watched

from afar as the British satire

boom of the 60s take off, with

groundbreaking shows like the

BBC’s That Was The Week That

Was adamant that funny local

TV was possible in spite of many

executives being wary, even terrified

by it.

“At the time, TVNZ was made

up of the biggest collection of

comedy experts in the Southern

Hemisphere . . . bulls***,” he says,

collapsing into a coughing fit.

They didn’t have the faintest

idea what they were doing.

The heads of television were

more inclined to follow the

wonderful trends of such comedy

as On the Buses – that’s what they

thought we should be making.

“All I did was that I just kept

pushing.”

Finally, in 1977 his persistence

paid off, and was granted a pilot

show, A Week of It, on a tiny

budget.

Without any money for travel

or pay actors, he turned to his

close circle of Christchurch

SUCCESS:

McPhail and

Gadsby ran for

eight years.

friends – Chris McVeigh, A K

Grant, Ken Ellis, Bruce Ansley,

and Peter Hawes.

And then there was Jon

Gadsby, whom he had met at

a Dunedin student party a few

months previously, after friends

had insisted he meet a man who

was “bloody funny.”

“That evening would define

the next 20 years of my life,” he

would later reflect.

A Week of It was the first

comedy show to contain

impersonations of real Kiwis

and the first to “blatantly

describe politicians,” McPhail

says. They were well aware of the

libel laws.

In the opening programme,

they asked: “What is Bill Rowling

(the leader of the Labour Party at

the time) like in bed?”

Later, they announced they

had discovered Prime Minister

Robert Muldoon’s family tree

and showed a picture of a silver

birch.

“This proves Robert Muldoon

is the son of a birch.”

The first A Week of It also

featured what would become the

famous Three Jokers sketch of

George, Gary and Wayne standing

around a pub leaner in the

Glue Pot Tavern.

A repeated cry of “Jeez,

Wayne,” became a runaway

catchphrase and ingrained part

of the Kiwi vernacular.

The brazen sketches were often

written close to the show’s transmission,

making them current

and edgy. But it also made for

some nervous times.

“I can pick those that

were written very close to

transmission because they just

have a different feeling about

them,” McPhail says. “You can

feel the tension and see the wild

horror in the eyes.”

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

‘He was this garrulous, argumentative

VERSATILE: McPhail was convinced that TV satire comedy

would work in New Zealand. He played former Prime

Minister Robert Muldoon in many productions.

• From page 7

After first airing during the

“cemetery hour” time of 10.25pm,

it attracted an audience and the

show took off. It won best light

entertainment programme at the

1978 Feltex television awards.

Nobody had ever taken such

direct pops at political characters

in New Zealand.

McPhail says it took the public

by surprise, especially when they

took on Muldoon, who was a

feared character across the country.

It’s still what McPhail is most

remembered for.

“He was this garrulous, argumentative,

and also dangerous,

prime minister, who was not

afraid of being insulting to anyone,”

he says.

“A lot of the country was afraid

of Muldoon and when you’ve got

a guy like that, you’ve got a very

potent target [for satire].”

David McPhail played Prime

Minister Robert Muldoon for

years – much to the politician’s

ire.

While the public lapped up

the lampooning of Muldoon,

it became clear to McPhail

that the man himself was not

amused.

The most ire came after a This

Is Your Life sketch, where the

host, played by Gadsby, asked

McPhail playing the prime

minister: “Do you recognise this

voice?”

A female voiceover said, “Congratulations

Rob, dear.”

After some thought, Muldoon

replied, “Is it Barry Crump?”

He then didn’t recognise her

when she walked on stage. Told

it’s his wife, Thea, the Muldoon

character barks: “Sit down over

there and be quiet.”

The next day, Muldoon’s irate

press secretary was on the phone,

telling McPhail: “Don’t ever mention

his wife again”.

McPhail listened and hung up,

thinking, “f*** off.”

“Once we reached that stage,

then you could do anything,”

McPhail smiles, looking back.

On another occasion, he was

doing a live show in Auckland

with Gadsby when Muldoon

turned up in the audience.

It created backstage panic

and McPhail wondered whether

he should change his material,

which included Muldoon and

was “much rougher than what

you saw on television”.

He considered backing out but

was encouraged to go “full noise.”

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Thursday April 29 2021 The Star

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and also dangerous, prime minister’

Walking on stage, under the

glare of spotlights, he couldn’t see

any faces in the audience.

“But he was right at the back,

surrounded by his parliamentary

assistant boys, and the spotlight

cut right across his head, so I

could see this dome and when I

knew where he was, I thought,

‘Let’s go’. And off we went.”

“I didn’t change the material

because I’d get lost, and it was

pretty on-the-nose stuff – justifiably

satirical to anyone – but

really rude.”

After the show, the dressing

room flew open and in stormed

Muldoon.

He paused for a photograph

with McPhail and the following

day, it appeared in the newspaper.

“Of course, what he’d done was

to diffuse everything. ‘They’re

mates’, is what people would

think.”

He bumped into him at another

function, where Muldoon quipped:

“You’ll never be as good as the

original,” before walking off.

Although the sketches often cut

close to the bone, the Kiwi public

lapped it up.

McPhail says it proved that

New Zealand had become a “mature”

nation, able to finally laugh

at itself.

“If we can’t do that, then we’re

in big trouble,” he says.

McPhail, second from left, carries Jon Gadsby’s casket in

2015.

After three seasons of A

Week of It, there were seven

series of skit show McPhail

and Gadsby, which dominated

Kiwi TV in the 80s.

McPhail also went on to star

in backwoods comedy Letter

to Blanchy and one-man play

Muldoon, which toured the

country.

Although Muldoon was ripe

for mickey-taking, McPhail says

it would’ve been tough for him

to satirise current prime minister

Jacinda Ardern.

“Up until now, she hasn’t made

any mistakes and you don’t do a

whole sketch show about Mother

Teresa, it just doesn’t work,” he

says.

“So you have to wait until,

rather unfortunately, the Prime

Minister starts tripping up as she

is starting to do now and doing

things that are silly, or funny in

itself.”

McPhail revelled in the creative

process, especially the writing

sessions with himself, Gadsby

and close mate A K Grant.

It was often done around a hotel

room table after Grant came

“clinking in” after clearing the

mini-bar fridge.

They were interesting times,”

McPhail says, chuckling.

“If you spent too much time

trying to get a sketch right, it was

wasted time. Invariably, some of

the funniest stuff came in times

of desperation.”

It wasn’t often that things fell

flat – or missed the mark.

McPhail looks back fondly on

those times. And those lifelong

friendships – although he buried

‘My mind is not in any way

odd. The problem I have,

and it’s a straightforward

one, is walking . . . otherwise

I’m fine.’

– David McPhail

his comedy partner Gadsby in

2015 and Grant in 2000.

But he still looks forward to

catching up with his other mates

on a Friday afternoon.

And he hopes that over the

next few months he can move

back home.

The problem is, you can see

it, I’m rational,” he says, peering

over his glasses.

“My mind is not in any way

odd. The problem I have, and it’s

a straightforward one, is walking

. . . otherwise I’m fine.”

He’s reminded of one old skit.

A close shot shows two men carrying

a coffin on their shoulders,

walking towards the camera.

When it cuts to a side-shot, it

shows just the two men on one side

– no pallbearers on the other side.

“Now, it doesn’t sound funny, I

know,” he says, those eyes twinkling

again.

“But it makes you stop and go,

‘what the … ?’”

He laughs, infectiously, and the

oxygen machine whirrs.

– NZ Herald


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NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Miraculous survival from plane crash

IMPACT: The aircraft that crashed yesterday at Glentui.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Samantha Mythen

TWO MEN miraculously

survived after a light plane

crashed in a North Canterbury

paddock yesterday.

Canterbury Recreational

Aircraft Club president Doug

Anderson said: “I’m blown away

that no one died. If I saw the plane

without knowing the people had

survived, I would have thought all

would have died.

The front of the wings stopped

any more crushing of the plane,

showing the integrity of the

aircraft.”

The club’s chief flying

instructor, Stewart Bufton, was

in the aircraft with a trainee pilot

when it crashed.

“Stewart is a very experienced

pilot, having worked for over

15 years, teaching hundreds of

people,” Anderson said.

He said he understood Bufton

had a broken leg and arm.

Senior Constable Kieran Young

said it appeared the aircraft’s

landing gear had hit powerlines

before the plane crashed in a

farmer’s paddock.

They are lucky to be alive

with relatively minor injuries in

the grand scheme of things,’’ he

said.

Emergency services were called

Stewart Bufton is the chief flying instructor at the

Canterbury Recreational Aircraft Club. He was in the plane

with a student when it crashed.

Canterbury Recreational

Aero Club president Doug

Anderson with one of the

Club’s other Tecnam P92

planes.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

after the plane crashed at a farm

off Rakahuri Rd, near Glentui, at

11.35am. The aircraft landed nose

first and the cabin was crushed on

impact.

Anderson said the aircraft was

a Tecnam p92 Eco Classic. The

club owns two other planes like it,

which had flown over 6000hrs.

A St John spokesman said

both patients were initially

treated for serious injuries, and

one was flown by helicopter to

Christchurch Hospital.

The crash caused a power

outage on Hayland Rd.

MainPower were at the scene

re-connecting the power lines on

Wednesday afternoon.

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Night sky set to light up during

second Hororata Glow Festival

HORORATA DOMAIN is ready

to glow on May 8 with a crowd of

10,000 expected for the Hororata

Glow Festival.

Cindy Driscoll of the Hororata

Community Trust said tickets

were selling fast. To control

numbers, there would be no

gate sales after a huge turnout of

14,000 people at the last festival

in 2019.

“(This) was an overwhelming

response for just our second

event,” Driscoll said.

This year, to manage crowd

size and Covid-19 requirements,

numbers will be limited to

10,000.

“Our community is looking

forward to this magical festival.

We have heaps of new activities

this year, including the UV Art

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Cube and a fairy tree, just to

name a few,” Driscoll said.

“We also have the popular

activities from past years returning,

like the hot air balloon

walk through, the University of

Canterbury interactive science

activities and the glow circus.”

Live music from the Selwyn

Community Choir, Sam

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Chilton House would entertain

the crowd until the sun went

down and things began to glow.

The festival’s trademark night

glow would happen any time

from 5.30pm.

Michael Oakley from Ballooning

Canterbury is looking

forward to the event, as are the

attending balloonists who will

be travelling from all over New

Zealand.

They are so excited to be

coming back to our community.

We will be flying for the four

days leading up to the festival

so keep an eye on the skies,”

Oakley said.

Getting the balloons inflated

and ready to glow required a

huge team effort. Weather conditions

had to be perfect, he said.

The balloons would be on

the ground and lit up like giant

lanterns, glowing in a choreographed

performance to music.

Following the night glow

will be a special lighting effects

display that promises to be a real

show stopper, Driscoll said. DJ

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going as he cranked the tunes,

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up and dancing.

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Surrounding the activities and

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a huge range of food trucks.

With large numbers expected,

people are advised to allow extra

travel time and arrive early. The

gates open at 3pm.

The event is weather dependent

and if postponed will be held

on the next day (May 9). A call

on postponement will be made

by 7pm on Friday, and

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Gustafoham Harris is due to be

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The Department of Corrections

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Justice Timothy Brewer made a

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“Marlo” a 6.5 year old Border

Terrier was bought into see

me Easter Sunday for acute

hindleg paralysis. Marlo was

out on a usual daily walk 4

days previously, rolling on

his back for an itch in the

grass. Suddenly he stood

up and yelped, rolled again

and yelped again and

then walked slowly home.

That night he was restless,

seeking odd places to hide

and was not himself. He

was taken to his primary

vet the next morning as

he was stiff and stilted,

shaking and looked painful.

He was instructed

to be rested, given

anti-inflammatories

and pain medications

but returned the next

day completely off his

hindlegs and dragging

himself around. It all

happened very quickly

and he’d never had a

history of spinal issues

before.

When I saw Marlo he

had non ambulatory

hindleg paresis. He

could feel painful stimuli

in both hind paws

and could withdraw

his paws somewhat.

He could still wag his

tail when his owners

patted him and wasn’t

incontinent. He had

adopted a weird upright

sitting position with

both hindlegs extended

cranially. He found it

difficult to lie down

comfortably but he

was still eating well and

looked relatively happy.

I strongly suspected

an intervertebral disc

prolapse but we needed

to get Marlo to MRI

ASAP. Radiographs were

not performed as they don’t show spinal

cord compression and I didn’t want to

put Marlo through unnecessary stress

and movement. Fortunately we have a

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urgent nature of Marlo’s injury, we were

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were confirmed. Marlo had a L3-L4

Intervertebral disc extrusion with marked

extradural spinal cord compression

coming from the left side and ventrally.

Other differentials were fibrocartilgenous

embolism, cord neoplasia or cord

abscessation/foreign bodies.

Marlo was booked in within 12 hours after

the MRI for spinal surgery with Dr Helen

Milner at McMaster & Heap Vet Practice. Dr

Milner performed a HEMILAMINECTOMY,

McMaster & Heap

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prolapsed Disc that

was causing spinal cord

compression. Spinal

surgery isn’t a walk in

the park and requires

a huge amount of

skill and experience

from the surgeon, very

expensive surgical

equipment and a team

of very experienced

surgical anaesthetic

nurses to monitor Marlo

and scrub in and help

the surgeon. Marlo

was under anaesthetic

for 3.5 hours and then

transferred to the After

Hours clinic for over

night 12 hour care.

An indwelling urinary

catheter was placed to

make urinating easy for

Marlo.

Marlo has gone from

strength to strength

and is improving daily

with the help of a huge

team of professionals.

His owners have been

dedicated and capable

in making sure he gets

everything he needs in

the way of medications

and strict confinement. He has been fitted

with a special harness to help him mobilise

and be moved about carefully, avoiding

undue pressure on his surgical site. We

saw him daily to catheterise his bladder.

He is also seeing a physiotherapist. Fingers

crossed he makes a complete return to full

function

The most important take-home point is

don’t muck around with a dog that has

acutely gone off its hindlegs. You need

to organise an urgent MRI (McMaster

& Heap can organise these) and spinal

surgery needs to happen quickly if IVD

compression is diagnosed. The longer

you delay surgery, the least favourable

the prognosis. Time is of the essence and

very few vet practices can offer spinal

surgery in NZL. It is specialist surgery and

the success also lies in the hands of a

competent surgeon.

Dr Michele McMaster

McMaster & Heap

14

NEWS

Residents express views

on Long Term Plan

The consultation

period for written

submissions on

the city council’s

draft Long Term

Plan has closed.

Matt Slaughter

took to the streets

to ask people

if they gave

feedback on it

Annabel Jones, 42: “I

do remember that there

was an opportunity to give

feedback, but I never got

around to it.”

Jones put this down to

“just forgetting to look into

it.”

“I’m just not up to date at

the moment with the news,

unless it’s something that

arrives in the letter box.”

John Gallacher, 53: “No,

I haven’t heard of it.

“I think I might have

heard the rates were

creeping up.

“To think of how

many people live in

Christchurch, and only

2300 people have got a

voice. [It] doesn’t seem

right.”

John Fletcher, 68:

Fletcher did not make a

submission because, “It

[the draft plan] wasn’t

specific enough to get all

hot under the collar.

“I think it’s still early

days yet.

“I have heard sketches

[about the plan], like

probably in The Star. I

know they’re talking

something about rates

increases.”

Diane Timbobolan,

18: Timbobolan did not

know what the plan is and

would have liked more

information on it “so that

we will be aware of what it

is and we know what it’s all

about.

“I think 2300 people

[making submissions] is

too small.”

Tim Jefferson, 49:

Jefferson has heard of

the plan, but said: “I

didn’t go to the trouble

[of [completing a

submission].”

“My assumption was that

it was too long.”

Another reason he

chose not to give feedback

was he”didn’t have many

objections to it [the draft

plan].”

Jacinda Gilliand:

Gilliand had not heard of

the LTP.

She said 2300

submissions does not seem

like many, but she does

not think this was the city

council’s fault. Instead,

she believes this is because

people are “not engaged

enough” with local politics.

However, Gilliand trusts

the city council’s plan will

be beneficial to residents.

Raphael Rim, 17: Rim

did not know what the

LTP is.

He said 2300

submissions is “a very

meagre amount.

“I think that’s really

lacklustre.”

He would have liked

to see “a wider survey”

and more face to face

engagement with the

community, particularly

younger people,

encouraging them to make

submissions.

John McKenzie, 79: “I

don’t know anything.

“I don’t care [about the

plan]. I do my own thing.”

Metala Asomua-Green,

42: Asomua-Green did not

make an LTP submission

or know what the LTP is.

“I suppose I didn’t really

know that anything like

that was happening.”

Regina Shin, 54: Shin

had not heard of the LTP.

She said the number

of submissions giving

feedback on it was “not

good enough.”

Had Shin known what

the LTP was she would

have made a submission.

She thinks at the

moment “they [the city

council] spend so much

money on roads.”

She thinks this money

would be better spent on

services and took issue

with the LTP’s proposal

to cut the hours of some

libraries that are used less

by residents.

“Canterbury is so wide.

Even those small places

need service.”


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OUR PEOPLE - DON RAPLEY

Meet the volunteer who ferries

Getting cut off by

motorists who don’t

indicate is put into

perspective for the

Cancer Society’s

volunteer drivers. After

all, their passengers

have deeper issues to

contend with. There

are 158 drivers - from

university students

to pensioners - in

Christchurch. Chris

Barclay takes a trip

down memory lane

with 77-year-old Don

Rapley.

How long have you been a

volunteer driver?

It must be about three years.

Originally I made inquiries to

a few places to try and do some

outdoor work after I retired:

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve,

Orana Park and the Department

of Conservation. Basically I

drew a blank, so I contacted

the Cancer Society. I thought it

would be a good cause. I thought

people might need their lawns

mowed or gardens trimmed up.

They suggested being a driver

and it went from there really.

DRIVER ASSIST: Don Rapley is one of 158 volunteer drivers who ferry cancer patients to

Christchurch Hospital for treatment.

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

What steps do you have to

take to obtain your (volunteer)

driver licence?

You have to do the police check

and a driving test every five

years to make sure you’re still a

competent driver. It was quite

a good refresher to be honest.

You had to constantly remind

yourself of things you took for

granted from 50 or 60 years

ago. There’s also an orientation

programme, which covers topics

including listening skills and

making conversation.

Why did you get involved?

What was the motivation?

After working for 58 years I

still wanted to be active. I just

can’t sit on the couch and watch

telly all day or read a book. I was

looking for something to do that

wasn’t in a routine like delivering

Meals on Wheels at noon every

day. Some people like routine,

I prefer to have variation. (The

Cancer Society) is so organised,

they send you an email and ask

‘Can you do this on Tuesday at

three o’clock?’ It fits around your

own programme. If you want to

go away for a few days you can.

You don’t have to feel obligated,

you’re not tied down. If you’ve

got something on you don’t feel

like you’re letting them down.

They’re a joy to work for.

So you weren’t inspired to

volunteer because you had a

family history of cancer?

My wife’s twin sister had

breast cancer 12 years ago and

my brother died of cancer but

(volunteering) wasn’t me feeling

I wanted to give something back.

Six months after I started

driving Frances (Don’s wife)

got cancer, that was a bit ironic.

I was her driver for a while.

Fortunately she’s back good as

gold.

Did your wife’s circumstances

underline how important the

volunteer driver service is?

Exactly. The number one

problem is the parking at

the hospital. That really puts

pressure on people but if you

drive them, they know they

can be dropped off at a time

and not worry about having to

find a park down the road or

use the hospital shuttle (from

Deans Ave). That adds time.

People are tense and stressed,

some of them are terminal.

It’s a stressful time so if they can

get that one worry taken off

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cancer patients to hospital

It is a return service so what

do you do after the client heads

for their appointment? And how

do you find a park?

I go and park by the croquet

courts and tennis courts in North

Hagley Park. There’s a three-hour

car park there. Sometimes I have

to wait for someone to pull out.

It’s quite busy. Then I go for a

walk. It’s a good opportunity to

spend an hour or two walking

around the gardens before the

hospital, (Cancer Society) coordinator

or the client calls to

arrange the pick up.

Steer us through a standard

week . . .

I only do one trip a week,

sometimes two. In school

holidays maybe the grandparents

(volunteer drivers) go away

or look after the kids so it

might be busier. Generally the

commitment is one (trip) a week.

The clients are only adults. I don’t

look at their age but 40 or over I

suppose.

By usually doing a trip a

week, is it difficult to establish

a rapport with clients or is that

not part of the job description?

It’s not an emotional job, it’s

thoughtful I suppose. You don’t

get to know people on a personal

basis. Recently I’ve taken one

client for radiation treatment

DRIVING ON: Don with his wife Frances and (right) the

hospital shuttles.

once a week for five weeks but he

was quite disorientated because

of his condition. It’s different

for Frances. For 27 years she’s

visited a 94-year-old lady once a

week through Age Concern. She’s

become a friend and knows the

family. Driving is not impersonal,

but it’s less frequent. You could

do three or four trips maximum

with the same person and then

you move onto the next one.

How are jobs distributed?

Most of the time we get clients

fairly closely to where we live. The

co-ordinator allocates people and

does a really good job. I might

pick up in Redwood, Bishopdale

or Papanui. Occasionally you get

a request to do one out of your

area.

Does the co-ordinator brief

you on who you’re picking up

for the first time?

Yes, you’re emailed a bit of

a profile. You get the person’s

contact details and if there’s any

conditions, like if they need a

wheelchair.

How do you approach the

initial meeting and journey? Is

it quite confronting knowing

the passenger might not have

long to live?

It’s not really confronting, and

that’s not being hard-nosed about

it. It’s just really satisfying to me

that you’re providing a service

and helping someone. You get

a feel or a vibe when you meet

them at the door or when they

come to the car. I always turn

the car radio off so people feel

they can talk if they want to talk.

Some will pour it all out, others

might be quite quiet about it.

You go with the flow according

to how you read the situation.

We don’t get told the finite

details. You don’t really know

when they’re having palliative

care whether they have three

months, six months . . . two years.

Everyone’s different. They might

want to talk about their career or

their family.

Do you ever hear the good

news, like when a client is in

remission?

Not really, because once the

treatment is over we don’t have

any contact again and we might

only meet once.

You use your private car, can

you get reimbursed for mileage?

Yes, you can get reimbursed.

I opt, as a donation, not to

take it. In my mind, if you’re

volunteering, you’re volunteering

but there are people that can’t

afford not to be reimbursed.

That’s fair and reasonable.

The original plan was to

help cancer patients with their

gardening, and that’s still

eventuated hasn’t it?

The Cancer Society put me

in touch with a woman who is

terminal. She’s house proud and

I’ve done the lawns six or seven

times. She was happy, ecstatic

almost, when I cut back the vines

coming through her fence. It was

satisfying when she doesn’t have

to see weeds when she’s looking

out the window. It’s like the

driving, you’re doing something

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OPINION

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Lifting the lid on the Parliamentary

The Parliamentary

Press Gallery is

marking its 150th

anniversary this

week – a year

late because

of Covid-19.

The New Zealand Herald’s

Audrey Young hasn’t been

there quite that long but as

one of the most experienced

members of the Press

Gallery, she explains the

work of the gallery, whether

anything is really “off the

record” and how close

journalists get to politicians

What’s it like working at

Parliament?

Like the ad for the police

said a few years ago, political

journalists have great work

stories. And like them, the best

days for us are often the worst

days for someone else. It may

be a blunder by a minister, an

embarrassing leak, a national

emergency, a pratfall by a

backbencher, conferences,

campaigns, or on a really big

day, a scandal, a resignation or a

leadership coup.

What has been the most

exciting leadership coup?

I’ve missed a lot of them

through sheer coincidence.

It used to be said that leaders

would get nervous when I went

overseas on holiday. Paula

Bennett drafted a mock bill,

the Holidays (Audrey Young

Prohibition) Amendment Bill.

The result of the Don Brash vote

against Bill English was probably

the biggest surprise. Resignations

are more stunning. Nothing

has matched the day John Key

stepped down as Prime Minister

for shock value. Jim Anderton’s

decision to resign as Alliance

leader after one of his daughters

took her life was big event at the

time, although he later returned

to the leadership.

Where does the gallery get its

stories from?

A myriad of places. The best

ones are from confidential

sources that the competition

can’t get to but is forced to match

the story. But stories can be from

numerous other places – tip-offs

from MPs, press secretaries or

readers, a hunch that you’ve

followed up, Official Information

Act releases, a leaked document,

the House, select committee

evidence, press releases, press

conferences, interviews, reports,

social media, a new angle on a

running story or a request from

the editor. A source once left

a confidential Cabinet paper

for me in an agreed place at an

agreed time in the old Bennett’s

Bookshop in Bowen House.

Several decades ago, a gallery

journalist was caught during a

Press Gallery party, the worse

for wear, in another office rifling

through a rival’s desk. But

mostly it is above board.

Do journalists go through

rubbish bins to get stories?

No, not deliberately anyway.

One former Press Gallery

member, Roger Foley, left an

important file of papers of his

near a rubbish tin. When he

realised the cleaners had put the

file into the rubbish, he got a

security guard to take him to the

rubbish collection point to start

combing through the big bin.

He says he recognised the Press

Gallery’s rubbish because of the

chicken bones and champagne

bottles. He never found his own

file but he did find something

from a Labour MP which later

formed the basis of a story. The

same reporter was accused of

crawling through a ceiling at

Parliament to hear a Muldoon

National caucus meeting, which

is not true. But he did climb on a

coat stand to poke his head into a

ceiling manhole and could hear a

row upstairs about NZ investing

in a cool-store in Bahrain, which

gave him a front-page lead.

How has the Press Gallery

changed?

It depends what the starting

point is. Former parliamentary

historian John Martin relays the

disturbing story of former Prime

Minister Gordon Coates (1925–

28) holding press conferences

in his office with a whisky and

water in hand. Worse, when he

needed to relieve himself, the

press conference continued in

the nearby lavatories. Women

were not allowed to become

proper members of the Press

Gallery until 1965. Most media

offices today are run by women.

There is a creche nearby.

Do journalists need

MPs more than MPs need

journalists?

Some politicians go through

their careers ignoring the media

but not many successful ones.

New MPs are sometimes warned

during their induction that

nothing is “off the record” when

it comes to journalists, which is

quite untrue. But it might take

time for MPs to work out who

they can trust. But a trusting

relationship can be mutually

beneficial. Talking to an MP with

extensive knowledge of an area

but who doesn’t want to be quoted

can add depth to a journalist’s

and the public’s understanding

of the story. But everything an

MP says cannot necessarily be

taken at face value, either. If

the public had to rely solely on

press statements, it would be

an ignorant world. That said,

many politicians pay a great deal

of attention to their own social

media images and messaging,

including Jacinda Ardern.

NEWS

GATHERERS:

The 2020 Press

Gallery photo

with Speaker

Trevor Mallard.

PHOTO: MARK

COOTE

Is there much social

fraternisation?

There is no point denying it,

considering RNZ journo Clare

de Lore married Don McKinnon,

and Ruia Mai journo Ngahuia

Wade married Richard Prebble.

There are many opportunities to

socialise between journalists and

MPs, with various social events

hosted regularly at Parliament

and the parliamentary bar,

Pickwicks, still being a popular

haunt for younger reporters who

miss the company of Winston

Peters. But the culture is not

what it was. There are no longer

all-night sittings of Parliament

with well-lubricated card schools

playing into the night that could

end up anywhere. The “work

hard, play hard” culture has

changed over the years and

more markedly under Speaker

Trevor Mallard who, by the way,

is married to Listener columnist

Jane Clifton.

Does the Press Gallery

operate like a pack?

Occasionally, such as last week

when we got together before the

press conference for Australian

Foreign Minister Marise Payne

because the people running her

visit set a limit of five questions

only for New Zealand media.

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issues would be and who would

ask the questions.

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LETTERS 19

Press Gallery

It is a collegial but competitive

work environment. If someone

gets a big scoop, they will be

congratulated by competitors.

But we are arch rivals. You can’t

just ask any question in a standup

without giving away a story

you’re working on. Sometimes it

is better to work by phone than

be seen in the café with a source.

Rivals such as the Dominion and

the Herald used to share offices.

We now work in neighbouring

offices to our rivals. People get

nervous when someone else’s

door is shut in the gallery because

it usually means they are working

on a sensitive story.

Are overseas trips a perk of

the job?

They never feel like it at the

time. Covering a Prime Minister

abroad can be extremely

demanding with different time

zones, a packed schedule and

sometimes the need to file print

stories and commentary, audio,

photos and video. They are almost

character-building in hindsight.

What are the more memorable

ones?

My first trip in the gallery was

with Jim Bolger to the Pacific

Islands Forum in the Marshall

Islands. It was an ethical torment.

Literally outside our hotel

window the locals were roasting

giant turtles alive in honour of

the special guests. The United

Nations and White House

visits are a thrill. But in Helen

Clark’s last visit, George W Bush

complimented Duncan Garner

on his smart suit instead of

answering his question. You can

get to see places you’d otherwise

never visit – Mururoa, East

Timor, Port of Spain, Naypyidaw

and Baghdad, flying low across

the city with Gerry Brownlee in

an open-door chopper with a

machine gunner at the ready. My

colleague Claire Trevett covered

John Key’s visit to Balmoral

Castle in Scotland in 2011 and

got the best picture of the Queen’s

cluttered room.

Why is it called the Press

Gallery?

It was literally only the “press”

as in newspapers and there is

still literally a gallery above

the Speaker’s chair set aside for

accredited members of the Press

Gallery to watch the debating

chamber. There is a lovely old

wooden bench to write on. It

was an historic and treasured

bench, inscribed with dozens

of signatures carved out it from

generations of journalists. But

during the 1990s when the Old

Parliament Buildings was vacated

for an upgrade, Parliamentary

Service had the bench sanded

smooth without any consultation.

The media offices used to be in

a corridor behind the gallery.

MPs took those offices when the

refurbishment was over and they

have never been returned.

How do you become accredited?

It is on the recommendation

of the Press Gallery using a set

of rules, but it is ultimately up

to the Speaker, who controls

virtually everything to do with

Parliament including where you

can and can’t take photos or

film people in the building. MPs

need to be able to carry out their

jobs unimpeded. The Speaker

sometimes punishes journalists

for breaches, such as taking away

swipe card access as happened

to the entire Herald office for

10 days when it ran a photo of

people in the public gallery trying

to stop a man from jumping over

into the chamber.

Has filing changed?

When I first started in 1994, we

were using electric typewriters

with golf balls and we would

fax our stories up to the office

in Auckland. You could file a

story as late as 10.20pm if it was

for the front page. These days,

with websites running 24 hours

a day, there is no such thing as a

PACE:

Former

Prime

Minister

John Key

faces

questions

on his

way

to the

House in

February

2015.

PHOTO:

MARK

MITCHELL

single deadline. The competition

to be first is stronger than ever.

The number of press conferences

has increased hugely especially

under Covid-19. Most are livestreamed.

Reporters listen and

file to the website at the same

time. Photographers have become

video operators. Reporters have

to know how to take photos and

video. The pace has quickened.

Is it all about click bait?

No, but we all want our stories

to be well read and these days you

know how well an online story

has been read. But for the Herald,

at least, Premium content means

you are encouraged to cover

issues more deeply.

What’s a standup?

Until Covid, it used to be a

quick press conference at which

the subject and the reporters

stood up, often in an office foyer

or in the foyer at Parliament.

Now it seems to be the name

given to when the subjects are

standing up, such as Ashley

Bloomfield at the Ministry of

Health, and the reporters are

sitting down.

What are some of the other

terms political reporters use?

The bridge run is when we

pull politicians aside on their

way to the debating chamber

on the black and white tiles

in Parliament’s foyer. It is

called the bridge run because,

inexplicably, it used to take place

on the narrow bridge between

Parliament and the Beehive until

some safety conscious Speaker

changed it.

Do you take it easy when

Parliament is in recess?

No.

Proud to be

right wing

I am proud to be one of those

ageing right wing bigots as David

Marra puts it, but what intrigues

me is that according to the supporters

of the left it is only people

from the right who can be bigots.

You only have to look at Facebook

to see how bigoted the left

wing people can be.

They ignore what is happening

as a result of actions by the

present Government and I guess

that the borrowing that Grant

Robertson is doing at present and

looks to continue with is okay.

The young are very concerned

by climate change but if I was

young I would be more worried

as to how in the future we are going

to pay this back and I wonder

if the lack of action on many of

the Government promises are as

a result of dare I say it we are out

of money.

Perhaps the PM has answers

but if asked she will say I don’t

know but I will get back to you. –

R Lucas

Health board

changes

As far as the planned redesign

of health boards are concerned,

one hopes that the determined

opposition in your pages from

(CDHB members) James Gough

and Aaron Keown is based on

something more than the loss of

income which they will

suffer. For they are full-time

councillors of Christchurch as

well. – John Burn

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on the issues affecting life

in Canterbury

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New Zealanders should be very

concerned about what is happening

to their country.

Unfortunately this Government

is under the control of

Maori and Green party members

with an agenda. We have mass

indoctrination of the population

through TV and other places.

Now the Government is taking

us down the path of separate

rules and benefits depending on

race. History is full of leaders

that have taken people down

this path with sad results. Watch

the next step – water. – Ray

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University cat

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I’m not sure exactly when

Campus arrived at University

Halls but he certainly came to

stay.

I used to go and feed him in

the holidays.

A few years

ago one of

the managers

thought she

might take

him home

with her but

Campus had

other ideas

and within

a few days

escaped from her home and was

found weeks later in Burnside

Park and was brought back to the

uni halls, and we decided that at

night time he should be in the

cleaner’s shed and garage.

The maintenance man then

made a door for him in the wall of

the supervisor’s office but had to

redo the opening because Campus

was too fat to fit through.

He loved to sit on the wooden

bench and allow you to pet him.

He was never a great mouser but

he didn’t tolerate other cats on his

patch.

He will be missed and he

lived a charmed life, he did love

his music on in the shed and of

course, the heater had to be on as

well. We will miss Campus.

– Veronica Weeks (retired

cleaner)

I HAVE started reading the

more than 2000 submissions

on the draft Long Term Plan.

I am incredibly impressed

with the amount of work

that has gone into some of

the submissions.

Several residents’ associations

and groups have

undertaken an in-depth

analysis of the LTP, and

highlighted specific items in

the capital programme they

want advanced, with clear

rationale for the proposed

changes.

Some have commented

on how much they have

had to rely on community

knowledge to identify

projects that have been

omitted from the Capital

Programme.

This isn’t good enough

from my perspective and I

know other councillors feel

the same way.

We will feed this back into

the organisation so we can

resolve it for the future.

There is also a theme

emerging about setting

priorities for relatively

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FOOD 21

Family favourites for those cold evenings

Slice beef and arrange with the

salad.

Smoked fish and kumara

hash cakes

Serves 8

Ingredients

Ingredients

1 tbsp butter

2kg chicken

1 garlic bulb

2 leeks

20 shiitake mushrooms

2 carrots

2 tbsp olive oil

375ml dry white wine

500ml chicken stock

1 bunch tarragon

Directions

Preheat the oven to 220 deg C.

Turn the wings under the chicken

and truss for roasting. Rub the

chicken with the butter and garlic

bulb, halved, then season.

Place leeks (chopped into 3cm

pieces), carrots (chopped into

3cm pieces), mushrooms (or

another kind of mushroom if

you prefer) and more garlic in

a casserole dish. Place chicken

on top of vegetables, drizzle

with olive oil and pour the wine

around the chicken.

Roast for 30min, then pour

the hot chicken stock around the

chicken. Reduce the oven to 180

deg C, cover with a lid and roast

for another 30 to 45min.

Lift out the chicken and

vegetables (keep covered and

warm) and strain the pan juices

into a saucepan. Simmer over

medium heat until thick. Add

tarragon leaves before serving

with the chicken and vegetables.

Seared beef and couscous

salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

500gm beef fillet

1 tsp ginger

2 cloves crushed garlic

2 tsp brown sugar

1 tbsp oil

200gm couscous

500ml chicken stock

1 red onion, sliced

½ red pepper, sliced

200gm pumpkin, sliced

½tsp turmeric

1 tsp coriander

½ tsp cumin

2 tbsp olive oil

100gm beans, blanched

1 cup fresh herbs, chopped

roughly

Dressing

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

2 tbsp olive oil

Directions

Place the beef in a small bowl.

Tarragon gravy

makes a tasty

change for

roast chicken.

Add ginger, garlic, brown sugar

and one tablespoon oil. Combine

well and set aside for 20min or

until ready to cook.

Cook couscous in the

chicken stock following packet

instructions.

Heat oven to 180 deg C. Place

red onion, pepper, pumpkin,

turmeric, coriander, cumin and

paprika on an oven tray.

Toss in the two tablespoons

of oil and bake for 20min until

slightly brown and cooked

through.

Heat a pan to a high heat and

sear beef on all sides and place in

the middle of the vegetables. This

will also take 20min. Remove

and rest for 10min.

In a large bowl, mix couscous

with dressing and gently add

vegetables. Place on a platter.

2 tbsp butter

700gm kumara

2 lemons

400gm smoked fish

4 spring onions

¼ cup fresh parsley

1 to dust flour

2cm oil

Directions

Peel and cut kumara into chunks

and cook in boiling salted water

until tender. Drain well and

coarsely mash with melted butter

and the juice of one lemon. Set

aside to cool.

Combine flaked fish with

kumara, finely chopped spring

onions and parsley. Season well

with salt and pepper. Form

mixture into eight patties. Dust

patties with flour.

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with a little oil and gently fry fish

cakes over a medium heat for

3-4min on each side until

golden brown. Serve with lemon

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Mixed fortunes for teams in

early season match-ups

• By Chris Barclay

OLIVER COLLOTY has plans

to qualify as an electrician, while

in another potential profession

the teenager is clearly plugged in

already.

Christchurch United’s

17-year-old striker scored a

remarkable seven goals over the

Anzac weeekend, to justify to

club bringing him north from

Dunedin.

Colloty netted four times

in the record 9-0 drubbing of

Halswell in the latest round of

the Mainland Football premiership

on Friday after joining the

contest as a substitute late in the

opening half.

He then tormented the

Nomads United defence in

Monday’s opening phase of the

English Cup with a hat-trick

amid the 5-1 victory.

Colloty, who is embarking on

the pre-trade component of an

electrical apprenticeship, downplayed

his scoring exploits, although

he is more than halfway

toward fulfilling a pre-season

goal.

“I wanted to hit double figures

in the Mainland premiership,

I’ve got six now so the move (to

Christchurch) is going pretty

good,” he said.

The margin was the biggest

recorded by United in the premiership;

Halswell copped their

heaviest loss in the competition.

Colloty, who trialed at UK club

Reading while a student at Otago

Boys’ High School in 2019, then

added a treble in his English Cup

debut.

Naturally right footed, Colloty

also scored with his left and a

header for a boxed set of goals.

In spite of his glut of goals,

Colloty wasn’t about to rest

on his laurels with head coach

Danny Halligan able to call on

Max Chretien, Seth Simpson,

Eddie Wilkinson plus Michael

and Luke White as options up

front.

There’s a lot of competition,

the quality is a bit better here

than down south,” Colloty said.

Other first round winners

included holders Cashmere

Technical, Ferrymead Bays and

Selwyn United, who thrashed

Mid Canterbury United 8-1.

Cashmere Technical lead the

premiership with 16 points, one

clear of Coastal Spirit while

Christchurch United sit third on

13.

Marist Albion are the only

unbeaten side heading into the

fourth round of the Christchurch

Metre Premier Cup, with a 41-26

victory over Shirley providing

the maximum 15 competition

points.

Last season’s beaten finalists

are five points clear of Linwood

– who jumped six spots up

the standings thanks to a 51-5

thrashing of Belfast – as they

prepare for Saturday’s assignment

with fourth-ranked New

Brighton at Rawhiti Domain.

Although they languish at the

foot of the table, Belfast’s clash

with fellow strugglers University

at Sheldon Park will be closely

monitored by Crusaders coach

Scott Robertson given midfield

back Brayden Ennor will turn

out for the students in a bid to

prove his fitness for next Saturday’s

Super Rugby Aotearoa final

with the Chiefs.

The All Black made his

comeback from a knee injury for

University during the first half of

their 34-14 win over Sumner.

The Northern Bulldogs faithful

turned out in force to farewell

club stalwart Glenn Scott, who

lost his battle with cancer last

week, but the Riccarton Knights

were not entirely sympathetic at

Murphy Park.

The Knights upset last year’s

runners-up with a 16-14 victory,

their first of the campaign, after

Josh Endacott could not land a

late sideline conversion to tie up

the contest.

Defending champions Linwood

lead Hornby on points

differential after the perennial

powerhouses banked contrasting

victories last Saturday.

The Keas pulled clear of Papanui

after the break to triumph

34-16 on Saturday while the

Panthers saw their 16-0 halftime

advantage whittled away

until Sincere Harraway slotted

the decisive penalty in a 22-20

cliffhanger.

Linwood seek to continue setting

the pace against the winless

MAGNIFICENT

SEVEN:

Christchurch

United striker

Oliver Colloty

celebrates one

of the seven

goals he scored

for the club –

this strike was

against Halswell

– during

two outings

over Anzac

Weekend.

PHOTO:

JIM WATTS

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Eastern Eagles while Hornby

head to Kaiapoi to take on the

Bulldogs.

Meanwhile, the Canterbury

hockey’s premier league starts on

Saturday, with Southern United

and Carlton Redcliffs approaching

the competition on a positive

note after claiming the men’s and

women’s Porritt Cup title respectively

last weekend.

Southern United were

comprehensive 3-0 winners over

Avon while Carlton Redcliffs also

held their opponent scoreless

before beating HSOB/Burnside

2-0.

Reigning champion Lincoln

University have made the perfect

start to their defence of the

Christchurch Netball Centre

premier grade crown by leading

the table after two commanding

victories.

Lincoln boasts a positive goal

differential of 102 compared

to the other unbeaten teams

Technical A (+33) and University

of Canterbury (+32).

The title holders thrashed

Villa Maria 86-12 in the

opening round of the 12-team

competition and then beat Kia

Toa 61-33 in Tuesday night’s

second round action.

Rams

ready to

tip-off

after delay

• By Chris Barclay

AFTER AN elongated pre-season

stretching back to New Year, the

Canterbury Rams have endured

another wait before opening

their National Basketball League

campaign.

Although the competition

started last Saturday, the Rams

tip-off for the first time tomorrow

night due to the vagaries of the

draw.

The Hawkes Bay Hawks are

the last of the 10 teams to hit the

court when they host the Rams in

Napier on Sunday.

Rams head coach Mick Downer

admitted the squad were anxious

to get under way, even if they face

an ominous trip to the capital.

The Wellington Saints sat out

last year’s Covid-19 inspired

showdown, but the traditional

powerhouse look as strong as ever,

having beaten the Otago Nuggets

95-73 on opening night.

They’re the benchmark of the

league, they’ve been the most successful

franchise and they go into

every season with the expectation

of winning it,” Downer said.

Downer’s squad started assembling

in early January, American

imports EJ Singler and Deshon

Taylor only recently emerged

from quarantine while Zach

Hannen and Australia-based

Max Darling completed the roster

today.

Darling and Taylor Britt

head to Christchurch after

completing ANBL commitments

with Wollongong and Perth

respectively.

“We’ve had to get a bit

creative to break up the

monotony because it’s been such

a long time,” Downer said of the

lead-up.

“We’ve essentially had guys in

town from early new year and we

had some high school kids help us

with numbers at training.’’

Top of the tables

Christchurch Metro Premier Cup men’s rugby

P W L D PD Pts

Marist Albion 3 3 0 0 28 15

Linwood 3 2 1 0 42 10

Burnside 3 2 1 0 19 9

New Brighton 3 2 1 0 11 9

Sydenham 3 2 1 0 -7 9

Christchurch 3 1 2 0 7 8

Shirley 3 1 2 0 -8 8

Lincoln University 3 1 2 0 0 7

Sumner 3 1 1 1 -12 6

HSOB 3 1 2 0 -9 5

University 3 1 2 0 -20 5

Belfast 3 0 2 1 -51 4

Canterbury Rugby League Men’s Premiership

P W L D PD Pts

Linwood Keas 3 3 0 0 58 6

Hornby Panthers 3 3 0 0 56 6

Halswell Hornets 3 2 1 0 44 4

Celebration Lions 3 2 1 0 32 4

Northern Bulldogs 3 1 2 0 28 2

Riccarton Knights 3 1 2 0 -62 2

Papanui Tigers 3 0 3 0 -58 0

Eastern Eagles 3 0 3 0 -96 0

Mainland Football Men’s Premiership

P W D L GD Pts

Cashmere Technical 6 5 1 0 12 16

Coastal Spirit 6 5 0 1 8 15

Christchurch Utd 6 4 1 1 18 13

Nelson Suburbs 6 3 1 2 5 10

Nomads Utd AFC 6 2 0 4 -5 6

Ferrymeads Bays 6 2 0 4 -7 6

Selwyn Utd FC 6 1 1 4 -7 4

Halswell Utd AFC 6 0 0 6 -24 0

Weekend match-ups

Christchurch Metro

Premier Cup (all Saturday

at 2.45pm)

Burnside v Shirley, Burnside

Park; New Brighton v Marist

Albion, Rawhiti Domain;

Sumner v Lincoln University,

McCormacks Bay Field;

Sydenham v Christchurch,

Sydenham Park; HSOB v

Linwood, Bob Deans Field;

Belfast v University, Sheldon

Park.

Canterbury Rugby

League Premiership (all

Saturday at 2.45pm)

Halswell Hornets v

Riccarton Knights, Halswell

Domain; Northern Bulldogs

v Hornby Panthers, Murphy

Park; Eastern Eagles v

Linwood Keas, Wainoni Park;

Celebration Lions v Papanui

Tigers, Macfarlane Park.

Mainland Football

Premiership

Nelson Suburbs FC v

Cashmere Technical, Saxton

Field, 12pm Saturday; Halswell

United v Ferrymead Bays FC,

Halswell Domain, 2.45pm

Saturday; Nomads United v

Selwyn United, Tulett Park,

2.45pm Saturday; Coastal

Spirit v Christchurch Utd,

Linfield Park, 12.30pm Sunday.


Thursday April 29 2021 The Star

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Fitting farewell to passionate

trainer and league stalwart

HORSE TRAINER and rugby

league stalwart Glenn Scott

was farewelled on Tuesday,

a day after his best horse

Take After Me produced an

emotionally-charged win at

Methven.

Scott, a 50-year-old father

of two who was also a life

member of the Kaiapoi-based

Northern Bulldogs, died last

week following a battle with

cancer.

The day before his funeral

at Kaiapoi High School, the

country’s top harness racing

driver Blair Orange punched

the air as Take After Me

emerged from the trail to

run down the pace-making

Call This Fun to win the

Bayleys Ashburton Handicap

Trot.

“It was great to get that

result. They are a champion

family . . . and Glenn was

an easy-going lovely guy,”

Orange said.

It was the third win in 16

starts for Scott’s father Fred,

who took over his son’s team

this season.

“It is quite unbelievable, we

have had lots of lows but this

brought a lot of happiness,”

said Scott’s mother Jan.

“About 15 of us watched

replays of the race on TV and

it was very emotional.”

Scott’s brother Shannon was

able to watch the race track

side with Fred after flying in

from Australia.

The timing was perfect

for him, if the bubble hadn’t

opened up he wouldn’t have

been able to get here,” Jan

Scott said.

The win was Take After

Me’s 12th in 227 starts. The

dual-gaited Holmes Hanover

10-year-old has now won eight

times as a trotter, and four as

a pacer.

Scott was also remembered

at the Bulldogs headquarters

on Saturday, where the premier

grade team were pipped

16-14 by Riccarton at Murphy

Park.

“Racing and rugby league

really were his passions,” Jan

Scott said.

“He will be missed.”

– Harness Racing News

EMOTIONAL: Trotter Take After Me

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Midweek Youth Rugby league Grades

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Having to choose one winter sports code

over another due to traditional weekend

fixture clashes has been mitigated by

Canterbury Rugby League (CRL) by hosting

18, 16 and 14 year olds grades mid-week at

the new Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub. With

purpose built changing rooms, sand based

fields with broadcast standard floodlighting

provides state of the art facilities as well as

covered stands for parents and spectators

and plenty of parking, Nga Puna Wai has

added to the appeal of playing in the midweek

competitions.

‘Deconflicting having to choose one

sport over the other is reason enough for

young players to enjoy a variety of sport at

a time of life when it’s easiest for them to

do so.’ Says CRL CEO Duane Fyfe ‘The life

lessons derived from team sport such as

resilience, perseverance and team work is

an investment in their future and that our

Clubs will hopefully benefit too in years to

come.’

Starting in May, the 14 year old grade plays

on a Wednesday night with the 18 and 16

year old’s playing Monday evenings. There

are still teams looking for 17/18 year old

players please contact Tala Kele-021 112

2009 (Linwood) Corey Lawrie – 021 0245

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Ennor makes late bid for Super Rugby glory

IT’S A BOTTOM of the table

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Metro Premier Cup clash

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Super Rugby Aotearoa decider.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson

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fourth round clash at Sheldon

Park closely, given Braydon

Ennor (right) is continuing his

recovery from a serious knee

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Mazda BT-50 helps complete project

I HAVE THE city council

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lawn.

Even though I still can’t work

out why, our footpaths were replaced

and I was left with a bit of

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and berm.

I needed top soil and grass seed

to finish the job. Fortunately, I

had a Mazda BT-50 ute on hand,

and on a trip to the garden centre

a half load of soil was gently

placed on the deck. It’s fair to say

this old body of mine wasn’t too

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the soil, but it is now a case

of job done.

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today’s ute has become so popular,

it’s the versatile carryall for

when jobs crop up or something

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whim.

What’s more, the double cab

configuration means five occupants

can be transported at will

and, as in the BT-50’s case, comfort

levels are high right across

the range.

Regular readers will recall I

drove the range-topping BT-50

Limited in February, this evaluation

focuses on the mid-spec

GTX four-wheel-drive model,

it lists at $58,490, which is a

$2500 saving, bearing in mind

the seven-model range starts at

$47,490 (2WD). All are double

cabs with wellside decks.

The Mazda BT-50 is all new,

gone is the old Ford Rangerbased

variant. The BT-50’s release

coincides with a new Isuzu

D-Max, I mention that because

underneath, the platform of the

BT-50 is all Isuzu, although I

know that the Mazda Motor Co

in Japan has done a lot of refinement

work on the driveline and,

of course, the body shell is far

from similar.

Even in mid-spec form the

BT-50 is well appointed. Sure,

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suits me fine, but elsewhere there

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navigation, keyless entry

and ignition and dual zone climate

control. More importantly,

Mazda’s high-spec suite of safety

kit is included, easily keeping

up with the safety functions of

all of its competition. You could

happily say Mazda are leading the

charge in terms of ute safety.

Powering the BT-50 is a fourcylinder,

3-litre turbocharged

FORMIDABLE: The Mazda BT-50 is a useful off-road

performer with its low ratio four-wheel-drive system.

MAZDA BT-50: Three grades from $47,490.

diesel. The outputs are rated at

140kW and 450Nm, if these look

familiar, yes, it’s pretty much

the same engine as in the D-

Max. In contrast to the manual

gearbox option that Isuzu offers,

all BT-50s here in New Zealand

are six-speed automatics. I guess

that’s the trend, but it would be

good for those who still prefer a

manual to have a choice.

That aside, the driveline in the

BT-50 is smooth and sophisticated.

I guess Mazda has done

the business in terms of soundproofing,

for the engine just

seems to tick over quietly and it is

a smooth operating unit.

The power outputs are up to

par and would meet the demands

and load carrying claims. The BT-

50 is rated for a 3500kg braked

trailer and will take just about

one-tonne on the deck. My load

didn’t stretch that parameter but

I can report that with something

on the deck the ride is calm and

controlled.

It’s hard to get a leaf spring/

live rear axle set-up working well

under empty and load-carrying

conditions but the BT-50 excels

in both areas, the ride is smooth

and other than a jiggle through

the tyres over road ripples you’d

find it hard to complain.

Up front a traditional double

wishbone system is fitted and

it, too, has good compliance

• Price – Mazda BT-50 GTX

Limited, $58,490

• Dimensions – Length,

5280mm; width, 1870mm;

height, 1790mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

four-wheel-drive,

2999cc, 140kW, 450Nm,

six-speed automatic.

• Performance – 0-100km/h,

10.5sec

• Fuel usage – 8l/100km

along with the geometry to

provide relative steering feel

and satisfactory handling

characteristics.

A ladder chassis vehicle isn‘t

expected to be the high-country

corner challenger but the BT-50

does steer directly on its 265/60

x 18in Bridgestone Dueller tyres

and rear-end stability is settled.

Dry ground conditions in

Canterbury during the time I

had the evaluation vehicle meant

I was a little wary of driving

off-road, but there is a short

clay track with no foliage near

Burnham which I tackled in low

ratio, the ground was flat so I was

unable to utilise the downhill

descent function, but I can report

that from my previous experience

in the Limited model and D-Max

both are useful off-road chargers.

One area you can guarantee

Mazda has been pro-active in the

production of BT-50 is in terms

of fuel consumption. Mazda’s

manufacturing philosophy is

that of minimising our carbon

footprint. The BT-50 is rated

with an eight-litre per 100km

combined cycle average. The

fuel usage readout was sitting at

9.8l/100km when it was returned

to the dealership, that aided by a

8.2l/100km instantaneous readout

at 100km/h (engine speed

1400rpm).

Mazda could easily be excused

for abandoning their ute/pick-up

development. The fact they build

amazing cars and sports utility

vehicles for the mainstream

market fits with their company

philosophy.

Nevertheless, given the number

of utes sold globally it’s a productive

market to be in and Mazda

has been served well with steady

sales of all generations of its

Bounty and BT-50.

Mazda should also be well

pleased with its new partnership

with Isuzu. The BT-50 is all

that you could expect from a

state-of-the-art ute, it’s practical,

comfortable and will have

reliability on its side. That’s why

it gets a five-year/150,000km

warranty.

I can’t wait to get into the base

model variant a little later this

year.

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Church Notices

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61 Grafton Street

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Getting what you paid

for on settlement day

In the movies, the day someone gets

the keys to their newly bought home

is portrayed as a golden, stress-free

time. The reality can be rather different,

especially if you find your dream home

has turned into something akin to

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The trick to a stress-free settlement

is to do as much as you can in advance,

starting with when you’re signing the sale

and purchase agreement.”

The sale and purchase agreement

is the legally-binding contract agreed

between you and the seller that details

the property, the conditions of sale and

the price. Make sure that there is an

agreed list of chattels, with notes as to

their condition, in this agreement. If

the property is full of rubbish, and you

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make that a condition of the sale. If there

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battles down the track.”

As a buyer, you are generally entitled to

one opportunity to inspect the property

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sitting tenants, ask your lawyer to ensure

there is a ‘final inspection’ clause inserted

in the sale and purchase agreement

before you sign it.

“A seller does not have to accommodate

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Sunday Service

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Address

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Clairvoyant

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All Welcome

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for our brochure

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any extra requests to visit the property

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“Remember that the seller may have a

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available so your interior decorator can

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to be a high priority.”

Your real estate agent will usually

arrange the inspection with the seller,

and accompany you to the property. Most

experts recommend that this inspection

takes place around 24 hours before

settlement day so there are no hold-ups

to the transfer of funds and ownership.

When you come to inspect the

property, everything should be as it

was when you decided to purchase it

(as reflected by the sale and purchase

agreement). You can expect chattels to

be in a reasonable working order unless

it has been agreed and documented

otherwise. You cannot complain to the

seller that the oven isn’t clean enough, but

you can raise a complaint if it is missing,

or it is a different model to the one cited

in the agreement.

If there is a problem, you should speak

to the real estate agent and your lawyer

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satisfactory solution, such as getting the

seller to make any necessary repairs, or

to deduct any costs from the eventual

settlement.

Making the final inspection 24 hours

before settlement is due gives you and the

seller time to reach an agreement over

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RELAXATION to

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Trades & Services

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

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30 Years

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ALL landscape

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Maintenance, pruning,

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landscape planning

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Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

PAINTING

older painter

for older houses

50 years in trade

“All the skills”

0508 H2O BOY

426 269

027 245 5100

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0211221487

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

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Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

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NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

Building

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10% Discount

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condtions apply

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021 136 3045

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FREE QUOTES

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027 561 4629

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AA SHOWER

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Driveways

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phone 027 331 0400

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• New Build

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• Interior/exterior

residential

• Small commercial

painting

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03 343 9993 333 Blenheim Rd

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The Star Classifieds

Trades & Services

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TWISTY GLASS &

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• Splashbacks • All Broken Windows

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027 352 6225

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Call today for a FREE quote on 0800 882 772

www.theprogroup.co.nz/dpc9385

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

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,

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a fully qualified owner

operater LBP. Available

for all jobs around the

home, commercial or

rental property (extremely

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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

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

CARPET LAYING

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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

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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

Trades & Services

ELECTRICIAN

Available, 30 years

experience, immediate

start, competitive rate,

ph Brian 027 433 9548

No Call out fee

ELECTRICIAN

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& commercial work

undertaken, new housing,

alterations, extensions,

ranges, security lights,

quick response, efficient

service, free quotes,

city -wide. No call out

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

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

7331384.

ELECTRICIAN

Prompt & reliable

registered electrician

with 24 years experience

for all residential and

commercial work, new

housing and switch board

replacements. Phone Chris

027 516 0669

FENCING

All types of fencing . Free

quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

1920

GARDENING

Weeding, Lawns, Pruning,

Garden Cleanups. Call

Phil The Gardener 021 661

246 for your free quote.

GARDENER

AVAILABLE

Have your gardens tidied

up ready for winter.

Weeding, planting,

mulching & light pruning.

$25 per hour.Ph Wendy

027 282 8515

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

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it all, please don’t hesitate

to call me on 022 600 7738

for a no obligation free

quote.

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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

HANDYMAN

For all those odd jobs. Ph

027 294 1508

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SERVICES

Regular Weekly or

Fortnightly. Ring Vivien

at 03 365 8422 for free

quotation

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Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

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Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

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We come to you where

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at 03 281 8054 for free

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

Trades & Services

PAINTER,QUALIFIED

local professional, Int /

Ext,roofs,wallpaper, call

or text Corban 027 846

5035

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTING

All jobs, none too small.

Free quotes Affordable

rates. Seniors discounts.

James 0220 652 637

PAINTING

PLASTERING

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Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

PLASTERER

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interior plastering needs.

No job too small -

renovations, alterations,

holes & cracks. Free

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by 10% .25 yrs exp. Canty

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PLASTERING (INT)

and small painting jobs

Experience and

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022 5380959

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022 375 8506

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various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc, honest

& reliable, any area

considered, ph Chch 027

517 7001

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Butyl rubber and flat

rooves. Repairs, reroof

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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

SPOUTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

SPOUTING CLEANING

SPECIALIST

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cleared. Single or 2 storey.

Jo 021 164 0365

SPOUTING

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Out, Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

STUMP GRINDING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

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for bathroom, laundry and

kitchen. Various colours

and patterns available.

FAB Plastics. Ph 366

3634. www.styletile.nz

Trades & Services

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

TREE SERVICES

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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

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ANTIQUES

BUYING

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medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

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stoves, washing machines,

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Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

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medals, jewellery,

watches, china, crystal,

books, furs, vintage

clothing, paintings,

furniture, estates &

downsizing. Etcetera

Antiques, 194 Edgeware

Rd 385 5117

ACADEMY ANTIQUES

Buying estates, antiques,

old china, crystal, art,

Royal Doulton , Royal

Albert etc. Best prices,

free appraisal. Call Rob

349-4229

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

Wanted To Buy

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

ALL whiteware wanted.

Same day service, cash

paid for freezes, fridges,

washing machines, ovens.

Also buying furniture &

h/hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Vehicles Wanted

Tours

Reid TouRs

Waipapa station Sat 29th May $45 pp

Mt Cook Sat 14th August

Two Passes Sat 4th September $45pp

Call Reid Tours 0800 446 886

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

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

Situations Vacant

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

Christchurch Area

Monday to Friday

3pm-6pm

(Relieving work in schools)

We are looking for cleaners

to join our commercial

cleaning team.

You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your

own transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle depollution systems

0800 77 80 80

www.pickapart.co.nz

Situations Vacant

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

Northwood /

Belfast Area

Saturday & Sunday

7.30am - 10.30am

Shirley Area

Monday to Friday

3pm - 6pm

City Area

Monday to Friday

6pm - 9pm

We are looking for cleaners

to join our commercial

cleaning team.

You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your

own transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.


The Star Classifieds

Situations Vacant

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.

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.

Thursday April 29 2021 The Star 33

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

16,065 copies delivered every week

Situations Vacant Situations Vacant Situations Vacant

EDITOR – Ashburton Courier

Allied Press Ltd is seeking an experienced journalist ready

to take the next step in their career, as

Editor for the 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

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

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS

Do you sell products or services that enhance outdoor spaces?

You could feature in the Innovative Outdoor Living Area

at the 2021 Star Media Home and Leisure Show this July

and reach over 10,000 attendees across 3 days!

Louvre System • Bbqs • Heating • Hammocks • Trampolines • Spas • Pools • Decking

Pizza Ovens • Shade Systems • Water Features • Outdoor Furniture • Fencing

If this sounds

like you,

Contact Lisa now on

021 800 809 or email

lisa.lynch@starmedia.kiwi

for a no obligation quote.

Payment options available.

Terms & Conditions apply.


34 The Star Thursday April 29 2021

The Star Classifieds

Entertainments

STAMP AND

POSTCARD FAIR

The Philatelic Centre

67 Mandeville Street,

Riccarton

Saturday 1st May

9am-12pm

Sellers tables available

Phone 027 6354 957

Public Notice

Call us and we’ll

help you place your

classified advert

(with no hassles!)

Nobody knows

Christchurch

like a local

We’re local, we’re in

Christchurch and we

speak your language!

Phone: 379 1100

Classifieds

The Star is published every Thursday, is home delivered free into

92,000 households and is available at over 500 pick up points

throughout Christchurch

www.starkiwi

SCHOOLS. SPORTS CLUBS OR CULTURAL EVENTS

OUTSTANDING

Fundraising opportunity

The Star has a fantastic opportunity that is an ideal way

to fundraise while at the same time helps to profile and

promote your team and their goals and ambitions.

THE ENTERTAINMENT HUB OF THE NORTH!

113 RAVEN QUAY | PHONE: 03 327 7884

BISTRO

OPEN FROM 12PM

WEDNESDAY

TO SUNDAY

HOUSIE

EVERY THURSDAY

12PM

EYES DOWN 12.30PM

BAR HOURS

MON 3PM-10PM

TUES & WEDS 11.30AM

THURS 11AM | FRI 11.30AM

SAT & SUN 11AM

Closing times will vary.

Coming up...FRI 14 MAY, 7PM

Like,totally awesome

80night

FEATURING THE

DnD TRIO

(JOJO, GIGI & MARK)

's

DnD's

Essential 80's Mix

S h o w b a n d

DOWNSTAIRS BAR

FREE!

Hammering out

the kitsch n cool

hits of the 80's

PRIZES FOR BEST

80'S OUTFITS!

Totally Rad!

Sunday, 9th May 2021

Mother's Day Special

A flower on arrival for every mother followed by a

special dessert with every main meal ordered.

Bookings essential 03 260 0325.

*Limited number of flowers & desserts. Offer valid until 3pm.

Bridie's Bar & Bistro | 401 Worcester St, Linwood | Ph: 03 260 0325

Call now to find out more about how you can fundraise

those hard to get dollars, while at the same time

promoting some of the great positive work being done

in the community. It also offers exceptional value for

your supporters and sponsors.

Contact:

Mike Fulham

379 7100

mike@starmedia.kiwi

LIVE RUGBY

FRIDAY 7.05PM

HURRICANES

v HIGHLANDERS

SATURDAY 7.05PM

BLUES v CHIEFS

FRIDAY

MEMBER DRAW 3x $500

LIVE MUSIC THIS SATURDAY 7PM

PETER CAIRNS DUO

MOTHER'S DAY - SUNDAY 9th MAY

COMPLIMENTARY BUBBLES FOR

DINING MUMS IN WHITFORD'S

N E W

ME NU

NEW BAR/BISTRO MENU

AVAILABLE

MONDAY-SUNDAY

12 NOON - 8.30PM

QU I Z

EVERY WEDNESDAY

FROM 7PM

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FROM 12.30PM

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


Thursday April 29 2021 The Star 35

at Hornby Club

LIVE!

SUPER RUGBY

LIVE MUSIC

IN THE PAVILION

Saturday 7pm:

JOHN McCABE

Sunday 3pm:

REMINISCE WITH

ANTHONY

Mother's Day

BUFFETS

LUNCH & DINNER

SUNDAY 9th MAY

$35 PER PERSON

CHILDREN $1

PER YEAR

OF AGE

(UP TO 12 YEARS)

BOOKINGS

ESSENTIAL

17 CARMEN RD. PH. 03 349 9026

WWW.HORNBYWMC.CO.NZ

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 29 April to Wednesday 5 May 2021

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Christchurch’s

smoking hot BLUES BAR. Thursday 7.30pm

- Stephen McDaid. Friday 8pm - Tell Mama.

Saturday 8pm - Dee May & the Saints.

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 Thursdays Latin dancing, free.

Friday 8pm - Korn/audioslave tribute show,

tickets at ticketfairy ($25 door sales if

available). Saturday 8pm - Odyssey Live feat.

Layna Hunt with special guest Kelly Fletcher-

Jones. tickets at eventfinda.co.nz or $10 door.

Sunday 1pm - Live music, free; Sunday 8pm -

Ceroc dancing, free. Monday 7pm - Quiz.

Tuesday 8pm - Stand-up comedy night, free.

Wednesday 6pm - Dig The Gig UC band

competition, free.

BILL'S BAR, 1 Halswell Rd: Thursday

7pm - Mickey Rat's Karaoke. Friday 7pm -

Chur Bro. Saturday 7pm - AMPT. Sunday

7pm - Mickey Rat's Karaoke.

BOO RADLEYS, Level 1, 98 Victoria St:

Thursday 9pm - Marcel. Friday 8pm - Amber

Carly Williams. Saturday 8pm - Lee Martin;

10.30pm - VOXY. Wednesday 7.30pm -

South Street Blues Trio; 9.30pm - Open Mic

Night.

BRIDIE'S BAR & BISTRO, 401

Worcester St: Friday 7pm - Huakina.

Saturday 6.30pm - Karaoke. Sunday 4pm -

Bingo.

CASSELS BLUE SMOKE, Garlands Rd:

Friday 8.30pm - The Chills 'Scatterbrain'

album release tour, tickets at

bit.ly/TheChillsNZ. Saturday 8pm - Team

Dynaite 'Respect the Process' album tour,

tickets at undertheradar.co.nz. Sunday 8pm -

Monty Bevin's 'Catalina' single release, tickets

at undertheradar.co.nz.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, 30 Victoria

St: Friday 6pm - Rusila. 9.15pm - Smooth

Talk.

Renowned rock band, Odyssey feat.

Layna Hunt returns to A Rolling Stone

this Saturday night with another big

night of great rock music.

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

HORNBY CLUB, Carmen Rd: Saturday

7pm - John McCabe. Sunday 3pm -

Reminisce with Anthony.

JAZZ AFTER WORK, Ara Auditorium,

130 High St: Friday 6.10pm - Garden City

Big Band, $10 entry.

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven Quay: Friday

14th May, 7pm - 80's Theme Night feat. the

DnD Trio (Jojo, Gigi & Mark), free.

NEW BRIGHTON CLUB, 202 Marine

Pde: Friday 14 May 7pm - Mama Rock.

RICHMOND CLUB, 75 London St: Friday

7pm - Sign of the Firebird. Saturday 7pm -

Everlong. Sunday 3pm - Stephen McDaid.

RIVERSIDE MARKET, 98 Oxford Tce:

Thursday 6pm - Live jazz, $10 entry.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St, Hornby:

Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday 8.30pm -

Misfitz.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

Thursday 9.30pm - The Giant Poppies. Friday

7.30pm - Open Mic & Jam. Wednesday 9pm

- Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and

Peter K Malthus).

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd,

Addington: Friday 9.30pm - Krakkajack.

Saturday 9.30pm - In the City. Sunday 6pm -

Lance Kiwi Karaoke. Tuesday 7pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 143 Hargood St:

Saturday 7pm - Peter Cairns Duo.

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON, 19 London

St, Lyttelton: Thursday - Comedy Night.

Friday 9pm - 12XU presents The Weekend

90s Party, tickets at undertheradar.co.nz.

Saturday 8pm - The Rockabilly & Blues

Session feat. The Convincers with special

guests Ma Bell & the Blue Tones, tickets at

undertheradar.co.nz. Tuesday 8pm - Open

Mic. Wednesday 8pm - Jam Night.

‘Famous for their roasts!’

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

Cooked Breakfasts

Check out our extensive breakfast

menu from Continental to Cooked

We are open from 6.30am

Seniors SPECIAL

Two courses $23

Soup/Roast or

Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm





Bookings Essential

PH 386 0088

fb.com/GardenRestaurantBuffet

www.gardenhotel.co.nz

$19

TREAT THE

FAMILY!

Kid’s 2 course

special

School

Holidays

We are family

friendly.

Great Kids menu

plus designated

play area.

$13

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

Mother's Day High Tea

$28pp (minimum 2 people)

MORNING & AFTERNOON

TIMES AVAILABLE

SUNDAY 9th MAY

WED: ROAST MEAL

THUR: FISH & CHIPS

FRI: FISH & CHIPS

SUN: ROAST MEAL

Available 11.30am-2pm

CHECK

OUT

OUR

AMAZING

WEEK DAY

COFFEE-

COMBO

SPECIALS

FROM $7.50

CAFE OPEN 7 DAYS 9AM - 4PM

BAR OPEN THU - SUN EVENINGS

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FACEBOOK fb.com/GBCCHCH

COLOURING COMPETITION CLOSES 8PM SUNDAY.

www.gardenhotel.co.nz/offers-packages-holder/

school-holiday-colouring-competition

THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX, 110 MARSHLAND RD

www.gardenhotel.co.nz . Phone 385 3132

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WHAT’S ON AT THE RICHMOND CLUB

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FIREBIRD

SATURDAY 7PM

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SUNDAY 3PM

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McDAID

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DOWN AND

WATCH THE

GAMES ON THE

BIG SCREEN!

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Christchurch 8013

P: 03 389 5778

theborough.nz

richmondclub.nz


36 The Star Thursday April 29 2021

Allessa Chaise Sofa

WAS $

2199

NOW

$

1799

SELECTED ITEMS IN STORE & ONLINE + SUPER DEALS. ENDS 31.5.21.

MAISON

Buffet NOW $ 899

Entertainment Unit NOW $ 599

Coffee Table NOW $ 499

Ramsey Single/Single Bunk

WAS $

1299

NOW

$

999

Includes underbunk

storage drawer

Kate Sofabed

WAS $

499

NOW

$

399

Atlantic 3 Piece

Dining Set

WAS $

1379

NOW

$

1099

Medium Feel

boxed

for easy

transport!

Sloane Queen/King Headboard

WAS $

449

NOW

$

299

Sono Queen Mattress

WAS $

599

NOW

$

399

Atlantic

4 Drawer Tallboy

NOW $

799

Tipaz Bedside

NOW $

295

Tipaz 4 Drawer

Tallboy NOW $ 799

ON SALE!

Atlantic

Bedside

NOW $

275

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Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

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Offers and product prices advertised here expire 31/05/21.

Sale Excludes Accessories.

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