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Bob Andrews

• By Matt Slaughter

“A GOOD community man.”

That is how New Brighton Museum

secretary Peggy Butterfield describes her

close friend of 10 years Bob Andrews,

who died on April 19, aged 90.

Andrews was a familiar face to many

in New Brighton, whether it was walking

his dog Zeus in Rawhiti Domain,

or taking part in the many community

groups he was involved with.

He was a volunteer and patron at the

museum in his later years, a former

Burwood-Pegasus Community Board

member [now Coastal-Burwood Community

Board], the New Brighton

Community Committee [now residents’

association] chairman and patron, a

Christchurch East Rotary Club member

and Scout leader in the area.

He was involved in New Brighton’s

community for more than 60 years after

moving from Birmingham, England, in

the 1950s, spending most of his years

living in his Lonsdale St home.

Butterfield described Andrews as a

“jovial gentleman.”

“He was very, very well known in the

community.

“He loved the museum . . . he had to

get up and walk around with the people,

even when it was getting difficult and he

had to go on his walking frame, and he

had to tell them the story of each photo

frame. He called it his tour,” she said.

Andrews had a special relationship

with his dog Zeus, which Butterfield

said died about five years ago.

“He just adored that dog. He was

absolutely heartbroken when the dog

died,” she said.

The New Brighton Residents Association

paid tribute to Andrews in a

Facebook post.

Said the post: “The measure of a good

man is something you do, not what you

are.

“This week the New Brighton

Residents Association lost it’s patron,

and a person of such stature he will be

irreplaceable.

“Bob Andrews served on so many

committees in this area it is impossible

to list them all including Scouts,

Rotary, community board, residents

association, museum trust.

“Suffice to say an endless selfless

devotion to his adopted home where he

was known by some as the unofficial

mayor of New Brighton.”

SERVICE: Bob Andrews (pictured

in 2015 with his dog Zeus) was

involved in the New Brighton

community for more than 60

years and died on April 19.

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Council apologises for Anzac Day failures

• By Bea Gooding

THE CITY council has

apologised to the New Brighton

RSA following accusations it had

failed last month’s Anzac Day

service.

The city council was criticised

over the way it organised the

commemorations in New

Brighton involving the closure

of public toilets,

perspex remaining

around the

cenotaph, a degraded

flag and

lack of clarity on

a traffic management

plan.

Garry

House

However, an

apology was issued

to the RSA

acting president and secretary

Garry House last week, who initially

raised the issue, to ensure

this never occurred again.

“The council regrets that there

were a small number of issues

at the New Brighton Anzac Day

parade,” a city council spokesperson

said.

“We have the utmost respect

for our veterans and are committed

to working alongside the

RSA to ensure all Anzac Day

parades run smoothly.

“We have contacted the New

REGRETS: The city council has issued an apology to the

New Brighton RSA over accusations it failed the Anzac Day

service, including the perspex which remained around the

cenotaph on the day.

PHOTO: CHRIS LYNCH

Brighton RSA president to apologise

and ensure the issues don’t

happen again.”

The city council supports

15 RSAs across the greater

Christchurch area and manages

the Dawn Service at Cranmer

Square.

House was thankful that he

received an apology and was satisfied

with how the city council

handled the situation.

But members were “still quite

annoyed,” as the public had

blamed the RSA for the issues

that transpired.

“I am thankful they have

responded and contacted me on

several occasions, I do respect

that. We understand there’s not

much more that [they] could do

after the fact,” he said.

“But the RSA is still getting

calls; the public are blaming us.

We’ve had calls that we should’ve

been better organised.

“They think we own the cenotaph,

or the flag, but we’re just

the guardians of the ceremony

for the public of New Brighton.”

House’s initial concerns were

for the elderly people or those

with disabilities who could not

access nearby toilets as they were

locked, and called for the fraying

New Zealand flag to be replaced.

He was also not impressed to

see the anti-graffiti perspex still

remained around the cenotaph,

in spite of assurances by the city

council that it would be removed

in time for the ceremony.

The city council spokesperson

said the men’s toilets at New

Brighton Pier were closed for

health and safety reasons. The

nearest available toilets at the

playground, however, were open.

“We’ll work with our contractor

to ensure that health and

safety closures are communicated

more clearly to the public

in future,” said the spokesperson.

“The anti-graffiti perspex cover

around the war memorial was

not removed by the council’s

contractor ahead of this year’s

parade. We’ve had a conversation

with the contractor about this.

“The New Zealand flag flying

at New Brighton degrades very

quickly in the wind and salt

spray, and is

replaced regularly

– it was last

replaced in early

February of this

year.

“On this

James

Daniels

occasion, the

flag could have

been in better

condition for

Anzac Day, so we’re committed

to working alongside the New

Brighton RSA to ensuring this

happens for future years.”

Coastal Ward city councillor

James Daniels said he was

pleased the city council dealt

with the issue as soon as it was

raised.

“As soon as it was raised, it was

dealt with, so I’m pleased about

this,” he said.

“[The council] needs to think

about this year and make sure

that doesn’t happen again.”

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Army man’s new role of rehoming dogs

• By Bea Gooding

MARK WEAVER had a lot more

time to spare after concluding

20 years of service with the

army reserve, so that’s when he

decided to rescue the abandoned

dogs of Canterbury.

It started with the adoption

of his first dog – Weaver was

training his black labrador collie

cross when he thought to put

those skills to good use at the

Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust.

Four years later, he has pawed

his way to the top, from training,

walking and exercising

the rescued dogs from pounds

across the region, to ensuring the

rehoming process runs smoothly

as the trust’s new chairman.

It was a long way from the

tours he served in East Timor

and Egypt, and his current

project management job, but his

affinity with animals meant he

has always been conscious for

ensuring they were treated with

respect.

“I haven’t always had a dog, I

grew up with cats,” he said

“But I’ve always had an affinity

with animals, and I’ve always

been conscious for ensuring

they’re treated the right way.

“I’ve always had that mindset

that you’ve got to give back to

the community, so that’s part of

RESCUE: Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust chairman Mark Weaver with rescue dog Kora. Weaver

helps abandoned dogs from the pound find their new forever homes.

it, the other part is improving

the lives of the dogs – it’s just as

important as improving the lives

of the people who adopt [them].”

Dogwatch rescues, cares for,

and rehomes dogs that have been

abandoned at council pounds in

Christchurch, Selwyn, Rangiora

and Ashburton, for the last 39

years.

The trust rehomes dogs when

the pound can no longer keep

them, especially if owners do not

come forward, or if they were

surrendered from private situations,

such as deceased owners.

It operates from a two hectare,

purpose-built adoption centre

in Bromley with large outdoor

yards and exercise paddocks.

It also educated owners about

their moral and legal responsibility

when owning a dog to prevent

dogs from being seized by the

city council in the first place, by

providing advice, food, bedding

and crates.

“We’re just trying to be a

‘sign’ at the top of the hill rather

than the ambulance at the bottom.”

Last year alone, 160 dogs were

rehomed. It was about the average

number of canines that were

adopted out each year since the

trust was established nearly four

decades ago.

The original founders were

not satisfied with the conditions

of the city council’s pound back

then, so they started to rescue

and foster the vulnerable dogs

themselves, growing into what it

is today.

Said Weaver: “I think it’s

rewarding to see a dog that

comes in that’s just terrified of

everything, and over time, with

the right understanding, that

dog turns around and becomes

the quintessential, happy dog.

“It’s why you do it – it’s why

you’re out there, in the rain and

the cold, picking up dog poo and

doing the less glamorous bits.”

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Some dogs have been chained up all their life

• From page 5

From puppies to seniors of a

variety of breeds, there was always

someone for every dog – but

when the time was right.

Weaver said that process was

often a challenge as many dogs

had difficulties adjusting upon

arrival at the trust.

Some had been chained up in

backyards all their life. They were

never exposed to other dogs or

people, so building trust took time.

“One of the most challenging

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these dogs have been through

and knowing that sort of thing

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“But you can’t dwell on it because

it’s not good for you or the

dog. You’ve just got to put that

behind you and try help the dog

develop other behaviours that

will be better suited in a family

environment.”

Weaver, originally from Rotorua,

was one of 80 volunteers for

four years prior to his election as

the trust’s new chairman towards

the end of last year.

It was something to do when

his stint in the army reserve

finally came to an end; initially

joining to challenge himself.

Formally known as the Territorial

Force, the reserve is a

component of the New Zealand

CARE: The Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust rescued and rehomed 160 abandoned dogs last year.

Army, and is there to “fill out”

the regular force.

Soldiers train part-time a few

weeks each year to achieve a

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matters in NZ.

Working full-time as a project

director for large commercial

buildings, Weaver’s employer,

Calder Stewart, gave him six

months off work nearly a decade

ago to serve in Sinai, Egypt.

In 2002, he served in East Timor,

during their civil war.

Said Weaver: “I ended up being

the assistant operations officer

working in the battalion headquarters.

Because of my project

management background, I was

also involved in starting the

rebuild of some schools and medical

centres that were destroyed

during the civil war.

“The civil war had pretty much

ended, the problems there was

crime more than anything else –

a lot of extortion, blackmail, that

sort of stuff.”

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Force.

Similar to the United Nations,

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treaty between Egypt and Israel

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to get up to the same standard,

to be able to operate the equipment.”

A “fair bit of shooting” during

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the army reserve training years

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Weaver’s other love – his first

dog – may have been a labrador

collie cross, but it was the bull

breeds, specifically the staffordshires,

mastiffs and pitbulls that

he cherished the most.

“Those sorts of dogs – they’re

just absolute goofballs and they’re

incredibly affectionate and playful,”

he said.

“They’ll keep running and

playing all day – just fantastic.”

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NEW RELEASES

GREAT

Autumn

READS

INSTORE!

Two Shakes of a Lamb’s Tail

The diary of a Country Vet

by danielle Hawkins

Two Shakes of a Lamb’s Tail is the funny, illuminating diary of a year in the life of a

New Zealand farm vet With a husband and two children, 1200 sheep and 400 cattle,

farm dogs and pet lambs, pigs bent on excavation and a goat bent on escape, country

life is never dull. From calving cows to constipated dogs, weddings to weaning lambs,

daffodils to ducklings to droughts, each season brings new challenges and delights.

Sometimes it’s exhausting but it’s almost always a lot of fun - anyway, it’s all part and

parcel of the life of a Kiwi mother, farmer’s wife and vet.

A Biker’s Tale

by John Hellemans

An hilarious tale about an epic event, written from a unique perspective. To be able to

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a love for adventure. If that sounds like you, join the writer on his journey, and experience

his daily ups and downs with him. The Tour Aotearoa is a mountain bike ‘brevet’ (a timed,

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a set route covering 3,000 km which consists of existing mountain bike trails scattered

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participants carry their own gear. To be awarded the brevet, the riders need to cover the full

distance within 30 days. The writer took part in the 2018 edition of the Tour. His experience

was different from what he expected. He encountered all types of challenges, from getting

lost to physical ailments, serious weather events and loneliness. In between he had plenty

of time to contemplate and let his thoughts and imagination run free.

A High Country Life

Tales & recipes from a New Zealand Sheep Station

by Philippa Cameron

Life on Otematata Station, a 40,000 hectare high country station in Otago, is busy and

varied. Philippa Cameron and her husband, Joe, who is the fifth generation to work the

farm, help care for this vast tract of land with 30,000 merino sheep and 500 head of

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role as station cook, this is the story of mustering in autumn, lambing in spring, the

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She collects and shares a selection of delicious, hearty recipes with other farm cooks

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most trusted recipes, tested on many approving musterers.

My Mother and Other Secrets

by Wendyl Nissen

When Wendyl Nissen’s mother was suffering with Alzheimer’s, she told some extraordinary

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bottom of these family secrets, Wendyl found some wild and intriguing stories of loss, grief

and love. She uncovered new relatives, deeply sad adoptions, harsh parenting, complex

marriages and a few rogues. These stories often highlighted how tough life was for women

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This compelling, moving book is about mothers and daughters, ageing and the way deep

family traumas echo down through the generations. It is also spliced with wisdom on caring

for someone with dementia.

The Light of Days

Women Fighters of the Jewish resistance

by Judy Batalion

A fascinating history about a little-known group who took on the Nazis . . . The individual

tales of these courageous young women are remarkable’ Independent One of the most

important untold stories of World War II, The Light of Days is a soaring landmark history

that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who inspired

Poland’s Jewish youth groups to resist the Nazis. Witnesses to the brutal murder of their

families and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in

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that fought the Nazis. With courage, guile and nerves of steel, these ‘ghetto girls’ smuggled

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build life-saving systems of underground bunkers and sustained thousands of Jews in safe

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German supply lines. The Light of Days at last reveals the real history of these incredible

women whose courageous yet little-known feats have been eclipsed by time.

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while stocks last (see instore for terms and conditions)

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Get the balance

right this winter

Children to play big

part in planting project

MORE THAN 300

students from 16 schools

across the city will be

digging deep to continue

their native planting

regeneration work in the

eastern suburbs.

They are pooling their

resources on May 16 from

10am to plant an area on

the corner of Frosts and

Beach Rds.

It’s the fifth in an ambitious

long-term native

regeneration in the area,

spearheaded by Christ’s

College head of physics at

David Newton.

Launched in 2019, the

project pools the resources

of students who have so far

planted 5000 native trees

in part of New Brighton’s

red zone plan to add another

10,000 this year.

The children are from

Tuahiwi Kura, Burnside

Primary, Christchurch

Boys’ High School, St

Michael’s Church School,

Rawhiti Primary, Linwood

College, Shirley Boys’

High School, Avonside

Girls’ High, Christchurch

Girls’ High School, Christ’s

College, St Margaret’s

College, Rangi Ruru Girls’

School, St Andrew’s College,

Heaton Intermediate,

Christchurch South Intermediate

and Cathedral

Grammar.

Three further plantings

are planned in June, August

and September.

Said Newton: “Over the

next four years, we’re going

to complete the current

area we’re working on,

plant the QE II Adventure

Nature Trail and start

another large block

which is currently under

negotiation with the city

council.

“It’s an opportunity for

the students to practically

realise the positive impact

they can have on our community

and the planet by

each contributing a little

bit. Our work will grow a

forest that will be a lasting

memorial for their efforts.

“It demonstrates the

power ordinary people

have to change our city,

country and the planet by

helping mitigate climate

change and increasing

TEAM

EFFORT: More

than 300

students from

16 schools

across the

city will soon

take part in

a mammoth

plant

regeneration

project. ​

biodiversity.”

On Sunday, May 16, the

students will plant 3000

native seedlings, all grown

from eco-sourced seed

from the Travis Wetland.

The species include

totara, kahikatea,

akeake, black matipo,

lemonwood, manuka,

kanuka, coprosma robusta,

windgrass, carex secta, and

harakeke.

“We’ve selected these

plants to provide both

habitat and food for native

birds and lizards,” Newton

said.

“We want to see more

native birds in Christchurch,

and this is a huge opportunity

to plant a forest

that runs as a green spine

through the city.

“The best thing you can

do to encourage native

birdlife back to the city is

to plant trees that become

a year-round supply of bird

food.”

The replanting work

is being undertaken in

conjunction with city

council parks staff and

Land Information NZ.

Enviro Master has been helping

Cantabrians get the balance right when it

comes to choosing the perfect heat pump or

air conditioning system for their home or

office since 2002.

Their team of expert sales people, qualified

electricians, heating and refrigeration

engineers, help to supply and install

Christchurch’s widest range of heat pumps,

and because they have no affiliation with any

one brand, you can be assured their advice

on the benefits and differences between each

product is unbiased.

They will recommend the most energyefficient

and cost-effective system for your

individual situation, and will have you

regulating the heat in your home or office in

no time.

Nowadays, customers are often wanting

whole home solutions to be able to maintain

even temperatures throughout the home both

in Winter and Summer. This can be achieved

by using ducted systems or multi systems

and Enviro Master are experts in designing,

installing and commissioning these systems.

Help is currently available with a

government subsidy covering 90 per cent of

the cost of a new heat pump up to $3000.

The subsidy is part of the Warmer Kiwi

Homes initiative and is available to Home

owner/occupiers with a Community Services

Card, a SuperGold combo card or who live in

a low-income area as determined by deciles

8-10 on the New Zealand Deprivation Index.

The applicant’s home must also have been

built before 2008, have insulation up to code

(insulation subsidies also available) and have

no fixed heating in a living area, such as an

existing operational heat pump or fireplace.

With new regulations coming in for

Landlords to provide heating in rentals,

now is a great time to beat the deadline.

Inadequate heating and ventilation can lead

to mould growth and dampness in your

property, leading to costlier maintenance

and an unhealthy living environment.

Providing a fixed heater with a higher heat

output and lower running costs, like a heat

pump, will enable your tenants to heat the

area effectively. Enviro Master are well

experienced with the Tenancy Services

software to ensure that you are meeting your

requirements.

To ensure you choose the right system for

your home or business, one of Enviro Master’s

experts will visit to assess your individual

situation, offer advice and answer any

questions you may have. This consultation

is at no cost to the customer and is always

provided before a heat pump is installed.

Anyone wondering about their eligibility

for a subsidised heat pump are welcome to

get in touch for details and help with the

application process. To find out more, call

Enviro Master on (03) 366 0525 or visit

their website www.enviromaster.co.nz.

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HOME & HEATING

Ground moisture barrier

under low sub-floor

Now with the colder and wetter weather on

its way, home owners are focusing on ways

to make their homes comfortable, warm

and healthy for their families throughout

winter. Rising damp is an issue that affects

many of our older properties which suffer

from poor, or no, ground moisture barrier.

In Canterbury especially, post-quake, many

people have relocated to homes that suffer

from rising damp which can be associated

with health problems. Independent tests have

shown that up to 40 litres of water can rise

from the ground and enter a house every day,

leading to mildew, mould, condensation and

musty smells. Moulds can produce various

allergic reactions and the frail, elderly and

very young are especially vulnerable.

Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd is a

locally owned and operated firm. The team

understands the problems caused by rising

damp and are there to help. They will come

to your damp home and pump a lightweight,

flowable foam concrete under your timber

floored home.

While insulation is important, it has been

recognised that it is dampness that is the real

villain in the house. The new Healthy Homes

Standards introduced by the government

effective from the 1st July 2019 now has

a requirement to install ground moisture

barriers, a key element in the armory to fight

moisture in the home.

Dr Larry Bellamy BE (hons) PhD in a

report dated 1988: Foam Concrete Under

Timber Floors: An Energy Analysis assessed

the effects of placing Foam Concrete over

damp soil and had this to say: Condensation

on the underside of a timber floor can occur

where the floor is suspended over damp

ground and the inside air temperature falls

close to the crawl space air temperature.

Much energy is required to vaporize moisture

that penetrates the structure. By avoiding

underfloor condensation, foam concrete can

reduce floor heat losses by up to 90%.

• Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd can in most

cases, install a Ground Moisture Barrier

under the suspended wooden floor of your

home, even when there is no crawl space.

• BRANZ Appraised; Appraisal Number 961

• Members of the Insulation Association of

New Zealand.

• We offer a free measure and quote in the

Canterbury region with no obligations.

• Assessments can be made in all other

regions by arrangement.

Contact Canterbury Foam Concrete

Ltd now for your free, no obligation quote

and complimentary appraisal of your

underfloor ground moisture barrier needs.

Phone 03 376 4608, 0508FOAMCO or www.

foamconcrete.nz for more information.

What makes a great

heat transfer system?

There are a number of Heat Transfer

systems on the market. Smooth-Air

ventilation specialists offer a range of HTU

Heat Transfer Units with carefully selected

components to optimise the system:

They use insulated duct to transfer

the heated air with as little heat loss as

possible. The fan moves sufficient air

for the distance and number of rooms,

without being noisy. The diffusers send

the heat to the floor, not to skim the across

the ceilings. All components are good

quality - designed to operate for years

without problems.

Smooth-Air’s HTUs come in a range

of options: One to four rooms, with or

without thermostat and with a choice

of grilles and diffusers. HTUs improve

energy efficiency in your house, as you are

using excess heat. They have low power

consumption - only 80watts for the three

room system. Circulating air

through the house also reduces

the risk of damp.

You can also choose the HTU

version with downjet diffusers,

which throw the warm air

downwards to the floor. These

downjet diffusers can also be

adjusted to regulate which room

receives the most warm air.

An average size living room

requires 2-4 kw of heating, yet

appliances such as log burners

generate heat in the region of 10

-20kw. This leaves an excess of 8

-16kw of heat which sits at high

level in the heated room, usually above

door level.

Heat transfer units work best where very

hot air has ‘stratified’ into a layer near the

ceiling. So heat pumps, which circulate

warm air around the room with no

layering, are not suitable as a heat source

by themselves. However, if you have both

log burner and a heat pump, heat transfer

systems with thermostat can work very

well: The heat pump stops operating once

the heat from the fire has heated the room,

and the heat transfer kicks in above this

point, once there is a layer of hot air at the

ceiling.

Contact Smooth-Air on 0800

SMOOTH (0800 766 684) to ask how

they can help you with your Heat

Transfer, as well as any other ventilation

requirements.

ATTACK RISING DAMP

Smooth-Air

Ventilation Equipment Suppliers

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Smooth-Air also has a wide range

of ventilation equipment to bring

fresh air into your home.

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