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Kids take virtual tour of Hillary’s hut

SCOTT BASE’S oldest

building, a hut built by a Sir

Edmund Hillary-led team, hit

the road this week and visited

Merrin School in virtual

reality form.

Antarctic Heritage Trust’s

roadshow visited 10 classes at

Merrin School for four days,

where 270 year 5 to 8 students

got a chance to experience the

VR.

Developed in partnership

with Auckland University of

Technology, the virtual reality

experience allows users

to explore Hillary’s hut in

Antarctica.

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than 60 years ago.

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‘You have to get back on the

horse’ – plane crash survivor

• By Robyn Bristow

NOSE-DIVING into a

paddock in a light aircraft has

not put 73-year-old Alan

Macdonald off flying.

THe Rangiora retiree had

just started taking lessons, in a

bid to tick off one of the items

on his bucket list — learning

to fly.

He smashed his wrist,

suffered cuts, bruising, a

couple of black toenails, and

whiplash when the plane

crashed into a paddock on a

farm near Glentui last week.

Both he and the Canterbury

Recreational Aircraft Club’s

chief instructor, Stewart

Bufton, were taken to

Christchurch Hospital, but

have since been discharged.

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The trust’s general

manager operations and

communications Francesca

Eathorne, who oversaw

the project development,

hoped the VR tour inspired

people to learn more about

Antarctica and the nation’s

most famous son.

“Sir Ed’s hut is part

of the rich history of

Antarctic exploration and

we are excited to bring

this experience to as many

students around New Zealand

as we can,” she said.

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EXPERIENCE: Magnus

Dobson, year 5,

virtually navigates

Sir Edmund Hillary’s

Antarctic hut with

helper Matthew

Heath Williams

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busier than ever last year with

a substantial increase in mission

numbers, and the trend is

continuing in

2021.

Across a

turbulent year,

the helicopter

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tasked to 869

missions, an

eight per cent

increase in

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2019.

May is Chopper Appeal month,

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Air Rescue team aims to raise

$200,000 over the next four weeks

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THOUSANDS OF relieved

rest home residents are ready

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vaccination programme, with

the first doses expected to be

administered today.

A mobile clinic is the focal

point of the latest phase of the

Canterbury District Health Board

plan to safeguard Cantabrians, a

highly-scrutinised objective that

has drawn criticism from sectors

of the medical community.

The clinic will visit aged-care

facilities citywide, pleasing Age

Care Canterbury.

The rollout seems to be going

well,” said chief executive Simon

Templeton, who is not anticipating

any resistance.

There’s none that I’m aware

of, most (residents) are looking

forward to being protected.”

Templeton urged patience from

anxious elderly and their loved

ones as the two-dose programme

gathers momentum.

“This is a huge undertaking –

the biggest we have seen – and

everyone will get vaccinated

eventually.”

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SHAY HORAY’S weekend

started with a morning stroll

around Godley Head and ended

with a truck full of other people’s

rubbish.

Horay, a comedian and actor

from Lyttelton – also known

as the Rubberband Boy – was

walking his dog in the historic

scenic reserve when Riley got

some broken glass stuck in his

paw.

Said Horay: “I looked around,

saw heaps and heaps of rubbish

and thought: ‘This is gross’.”

Rather than taking to social

media to complain about those

who had littered, Horay decided

to do something about it.

After getting back from his

walk, Horay posted an idea

on the Lyttelton Facebook

group.

He asked that any interested

members of the community

meet at the top of Evans Pass at

10am the next morning to “lend

a hand on the ‘pick the s**t up

day’.”

Horay said he just wanted to

“get into it and go for it.”

About 20 people from

Lyttelton, varying in ages, met

up on the Sunday and they spent

the next two hours clearing up

rubbish dumped on the Godley

Head grounds.

“Everyone had a smile on their

face,” Horay said.

“It was such a good vibe, just

‘let’s get this done’.”

The spontaneous event proved

to be extremely successful.

After two hours the group

collected seven car tyres, a stereo

system with sub and speakers,

more than 2000 bottles and

much more general rubbish.

It cost about $200 to dump the

rubbish. The money needed for

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Meth-positive greyhound drew $10,000 bet

• By Chris Barclay

AN UNIDENTIFIED

punter placed a $10,000 bet

on a winning greyhound

that later tested positive to

methamphetamine - a breach

that led to the disqualification

of the dog’s trainer.

The wager on Zipping Sarah,

which won a Canterbury

Greyhound Racing Club race at

Addington during Cup Week in

November, was the most significant

among a pool of $23,083

covering 481 bets placed on the

dog.

Zipping Sarah opened at fixed

odds of $4 and shortened to

$3.40. She was tested following

Comedian’s work stretches

to cleaning up Godley Head

SPONTANEOUS: Shay Horay, aka the

Rubberband Boy, and Riley. The injury to Riley’s

paw wasn’t serious. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

disposal was donated by one of

the volunteers.

There have been some discussions

on another clean-up

occurring. Many more people

had commented on Horay’s Facebook

post that they were eager

her victory as the $4.50 second

favourite.

Foxton-based trainer

Angela Turnwald was banned

for four months by the Judicial

Control Authority for Racing,

with the suspension starting last

Friday.

The authority said deliberate

wrongdoing had not been established

but methamphetaminerelated

breaches could not be

tolerated.

Meanwhile, the Ministry for

Primary Industries – which

monitors reported animal welfare

offences – has decided not

to investigate Turnwald, saying

the JCA had already dealt with

the case.

to help out another time.

“With more little groups doing

this regularly the better,” said

Horay.

“Sunday proved how much of

a positive affect small action can

have.”

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NEWS 3

in brief

Mobility scooter rider

has lucky escape

A woman on a mobility scooter

was lucky to escape without

more serious injuries when she

was hit by a van on Lincoln Rd,

near Harman St, yesterday. St

John and police attended. The

woman was treated for minor

injuries at the scene while police

interviewed the driver and

witnesses.

Death of man not

considered suspicious

The death of a man at a social

housing unit on Tuesday has

not been ruled as suspicious.

Dale Crosby Cunard was found

dead at an Ōtautahi Community

Housing Trust complex on

Barnett Ave, Sydenham, about

3pm. The incident comes after

a shooting at an Aranui social

housing unit owned by Kāinga

Ora on Saturday.

Date set for

Matariki fireworks

The date has been locked in for

Christchurch’s first-ever Matariki

Fireworks Spectacular. The

public fireworks display will take

place at the New Brighton Pier

on Saturday, July 10. The night’s

festivities will start at 6pm and

the fireworks at 7pm. Matariki

marks the start of Māori New

Year, and will be celebrated as a

public holiday for the first time

in June next year.

Serious injuries in

two-car crash

A person was seriously injured

in a two-car crash near Lincoln

on Tuesday night. Emergency

services were called to the crash

on Shands Rd about 6.20pm.

Police said the cars had collided.

The seriously injured person

was taken by ambulance to

Christchurch Hospital.

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• From page 1

‘‘I was really lucky. I won’t be

playing golf anytime soon,’’

Macdonald said.

But he has every intention of

carrying on with his lessons as

soon as his body is willing.

‘‘You have to get back on the

horse again. I am not going to let

it (the crash) beat me.

‘‘It is a lovely view up there. On

a fine day, it is serene. You get

a view of the countryside from

another perspective.

‘‘I also want to see my farm in

Sheffield, which my son has now,

every now and

then from the

air.’’

Macdonald

and Bufton

were

practising

engine failure

protocols

when the plane

clipped power

wires and nosedived,

at low speed.

‘‘I was under instruction when

we caught some wires on the

opposite side of the hedge we

were climbing over,’’ Macdonald

said.

‘‘It was a slow speed, low

altitude accident. It happened

in micro-seconds, so I didn’t get

time to have any thoughts as we

nose-dived into the paddock,’’

Macdonald said.

He did not want to comment

further about the crash until the

Civil Aviation inquiry was held to

establish what went wrong.

On Tuesday, Macdonald went

to the Rangiora Airfield to

have a look at the plane, and

search for his log book, and one

of his shoes, which was found

stuck under the rudder pedal.

His family had been

belatedly told that Macdonald

was intending to take flying

lessons.

His daughter, Bridget,

told him he was mad: ‘‘I said

I hoped he didn’t fly away too

soon. He nearly did,’’ she said.

‘‘They were incredibly

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Crash inquiry to be held

Stewart

Bufton

SLOW-SPEED: The plane Macdonald and Bufton were in

clipped these power lines before crashing.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

lucky.’’

His wife, Christine, said it

was traumatising to get a

call from a policeman to tell

her about her husband being

involved in a plane crash.

She continues to have

nightmares about what

might have been.

‘‘That’s what has been

waking me in the night. The

thought of them burning to

death,’’ she said.

‘‘But we will be all right. It

could have been worse.’’

She reminded her

husband yesterday of their

wedding vows — in sickness

and in health — as she helped to

shower and dress him.

Teething problems

during vaccine rollout

• From page 1

The Association of Salaried

Medical Specialists – the union

which covers salaried doctors

and dentists – acknowledged

there had been teething problems

with the programme in

Christchurch.

“We’ve heard anecdotally

the vaccine rollout has gone a

bit slower than expected and

there has been trouble with

the electronic messaging and

appointment-making but that

is slowly being ironed out,” a

spokesperson said.

“At times there have been

queues of people waiting two

hours for their vaccination.”

The programme initially targeted

border and MIQ workers

plus the people they live with

(group 1) followed by high-risk

frontline workers and people

living in high-risk places –

including aged-care residents

(group 2).

Christchurch GP and deputy

chair of the New Zealand

Medical Association, Vanessa

Weenink, said the vaccine rollout

had been patchy and issues

loom when locals over the age

of 65 with underlying medical

conditions (group 3) join the

process from the end of the

month.

The plan is for rapid growth

in numbers of vaccines, so the

challenges so far will hopefully

have been learning events,” she

said.

“If the problems with bookings

and no-shows are not

ironed-out for the wider population

rollout, then there will be

proportional wastage, frustration

and annoyance.”

CDHB executive lead for the

Covid-19 response, Ralph La

Salle, said groups 1 and 2 would

continue to be vaccinated for

the next couple of months while

plans were in place to cater for

group 3.

“We’re ensuring community

clinics, pharmacies, general

practitioners and primary care

providers are trained, fully

staffed and ready to administer

vaccinations (to those people),”

he said.

The final phase inoculates the

remainder of the Christchurch

population aged 16 and over

from July.

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THE CITY council will soon

start paying its staff money owed

to them, after it miscalculated

leave entitlements and pay.

The money is owed to them

under the Holidays Act 2003.

An investigation into the payroll

system at the city council found

the series of faults. As a result, the

city council set aside $8.5 million

to review the way

it pays staff and

address potential

back payments that

needed to be made.

City council

head of financial

management Diane

Brandish said the

first payments

would be to current

employees.

“We have reviewed

leave entitlements

and payments

for current and former

employees from April 1,

2011, to December 2019,” she

said.

“It’s been a technically challenging

project, but we now

know what mistakes were made,

how they were made and who

they affected, so we can start

putting things right for people

who were underpaid.”

Brandish said EY was contracted

to help with the work,

as it has the technical expertise

and experience needed, having

worked with other large organisations

that had made similar

payment errors.

Leave entitlements and payments

for 6309 current and former

employees employed during

the 2011 to 2019 period

were reviewed.

Brandish said this

phase of the project will make

back payments to 5779 current

and former employees. The city

council expects to review and

pay staff for this phase of the

project within budget.

She said current employees

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Council to start back paying staff

will receive any money owed to

them in a lump sum payment in

a normal pay in June.

Back payments to former employees

will be managed separately,

through an online claims

service portal.

“We’ll be contacting

former employees who

are owed a back payment in July,

using the last contact details we

have for them,” Brandish said.

“If people don’t hear from

us, it will be because we either

haven’t been able to contact

them or their pay was correct

and no back payment is owed –

but they will be able to register

online to check.”

The former employee claims

service will be available online

from July 19.

Brandish said the errors were

due to misinterpretations of the

Holidays Act 2003. In 2018 the

Government launched a review

of the Act and has since

accepted 22 recommendations

from

the taskforce

set up to carry

out the review.

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and payments for some

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Their records go back into the

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doesn’t bode well, that’s for sure,”

he said.

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days we’re not going to get much.”

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Student

scammed

of $30,000

• By Katie Harris

A CHRISTCHURCH

international student has been

scammed out of more than

$30,000 after a man tricked her

into believing they were dating

and encouraged her to hand

over cash for him to “invest” in

cryptocurrency.

The woman, 28-year-old

Christine, thought she had found

her match when a handsome

man began speaking to her on

Facebook in February.

Christine said he also claimed

to be Chinese, and told her he

was a busy, hard-working finance

worker that didn’t have time for

a “real” girlfriend and was scared

he’d end up alone.

Throughout their exchanges,

she said the man would pretend

that she was the only girl he was

speaking to and that he cared

about her.

“So I think, it’s a good thing.

Here’s someone, a companion

with me, because I am alone

studying in New Zealand, I

sometimes I feel lonely.”

Over their few months together,

the man said he liked

her and told her he wanted to be

with her.

As well as showing her attention,

Christine said he would

message her about the significant

growth and returns of his Bitcoin

investments.

“I didn’t see anyone in the real

life that could do that, so I asked

how and I wanted to learn that.”

Although she felt a little

uneasy about him, she ended up

giving him $2000 and about a

week later he sent her a screenshot

that appeared to show her

money increasing.

Part of her doubts stemmed

from his refusal to send her

videos of himself, and when she

questioned him about it she said

he would get angry and told

CON ARTIST: One of the photos the man used to trick the student.

her “If I want to give it to you [a

video] I will, don’t force me.”

Soon after her initial “investment”,

he convinced her to give

him even more money – a total

of around US$22,000, which is

about NZ$31,000.

The red flags surrounding

the romance increased when he

began creating multiple WeChat

profiles and pop-ups started appearing

on the site warning her

against sharing her bank details.

After discovering the truth,

Christine said she felt depressed

and said she cried every day.

In a note seen by the NZ

Herald, the woman’s doctor

asked for her to be allowed an

extension on an assignment as in

his opinion Christine was “medically

unfit”.

The student said she also

reported the incident to police in

Christchurch.

When she realised the deception,

Christine found that even

the image he’d gone by had been

stolen, and he’d assumed the

identity of a person on the Chinese

TV show Little Pop Star.

Internet safety organisation

Netsafe has recorded a 39 per

cent increase in romance scams

involving a financial loss between

2019 and 2020.

Chief executive Martin Cocker

warned that these type of scams

were becoming more frequent.

He said there were no “100 per

cent” telltale signs for identifying

scammers, but that reluctance to

provide more open communication,

like not going on video, can

indicate it’s a scammer.

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• By Chris Marriner

POLICE HAVE spoken out

after video of a violent arrest

circulated on social media, with

some comparing police actions

to cases of brutality overseas.

An edited version of an incident

that occurred on Madras

St in the central city last month

has been shared widely on social

media, showing two officers arresting

a man.

The edited clip shows him

kicking out at two standing

officers while he lies on the

ground, before a male officer

brings his foot down hard on

the man’s face, with the impact

audible on the video.

Officers then sit the man up

to arrest him as his head hangs

limply; he doesn’t resist any

further.

Critics online said the video

was proof the police were not

adequately trained and used

hashtags such as #policebrutality

and #GeorgeFloyd.

In response to inquiries from

the New Zealand Herald, police

said incidents like this that were

shared without context often did

not tell the full story.

Canterbury Metro Area Commander

Superintendent Lane

Todd, said police were called on

two separate occasions within a

short period of time to a Madras

St address on March 2, following

reports of an aggressive and

intoxicated man.

The man was arrested by

police and placed in handcuffs.

He began to actively resist the

attending officers and was taken

to the ground in an attempt to

keep everyone involved safe,”

Todd said.

“Police then tried to assist

the man to his feet, and he has

allegedly kicked an officer in

the head. The second officer attempted

to control the man but

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Police respond to ‘brutality’ claims

RESISTING: Video footage of police officers during a city arrest circulated on social

media.

was also allegedly kicked in the

head by him. Both police officers

were later assessed by a doctor

for minor head injuries and are

being supported by police.

“Following this, one officer

attempted to place the sole of

his foot on the man’s shoulder,

however, the man has moved,

causing the officer’s foot to connect

with his head once.”

“It is important to note that

short videos of police incidents

often exclude relevant context.

This particular video is a small

excerpt from a fast-moving and

dynamic situation.”

Police said they have the full

video footage of this incident,

including audio, and had investigated

the circumstances.

A 44-year-old man appeared

in the district court facing two

charges of assaulting police and

one charge each of resisting police

and disorderly behaviour.

He is due to reappear on May

31 for sentencing. – NZ Herald

NEWS 7

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workshop

• By Matt Slaughter

FIVE VEHICLES, including a

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stolen from a Sydenham

workshop in an Anzac Weekend

heist.

A post on Facebook is offering

a $10,000 reward for the return of

the black 2007 Ford Falcon GT BF

MKII.

The car has not been found.

It has a special John Bowe sports

pack engine.

The Star has learned the other

cars stolen were a Nissan Homy

van, a Honda CR-V, a Mazda3 and

a Mitsubishi RVR.

Police are investigating. The

Mitsubishi has been recovered and

one person has been charged with

receiving stolen goods. Police did

not respond to questions from The

Star.

The alleged burglary happened

overnight Sunday on Anzac Weekend.

The vehicles were stored outdoors

but surrounded by a 3m

fence with barbed wire at the top,

protected by a combination lock

and solid chain.

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NEWS 9

Cone-happy culprits get reminder

• By Bea Gooding

ROAD CONES and traffic

signs are disappearing at an

alarming rate at Christchurch’s

seventh most dangerous

intersection, and the

finger has been pointed

at Canterbury University

students.

Since construction

began two months ago to

improve the Middleton,

Ilam and Riccarton Rd

intersection, more than

100 road cones, 35 traffic signs

and 14 bases have either been

removed or stolen.

Fulton Hogan issued a

reminder to Canterbury University,

which was relayed to

the University of Canterbury

Students’ Association, that traffic

management measures are there

for the safety of others.

The contractor has now

installed cameras on site in an

effort to catch the culprits.

“Fulton Hogan has asked us to

remind people that traffic management

is in place to protect

everyone’s safety,” the university

told UCSA members.

UCSA president Kim Fowler

sympathised with Fulton Hogan

but encouraged the contractor to

contact the association directly

to resolve the issue, not just the

university.

“I can absolutely see how this

Kim Fowler

is a concerning issue,” she said.

“I’d encourage Fulton Hogan

to get in contact with the UCSA

directly and am more than

happy to work on initiatives to

address the issue.”

Fulton Hogan’s warning

was also extended

to the wider public this

week, with the contractor

updating the project to

nearby households and

businesses.

It also made it clear

what could happen to

them if they decided to take a

construction site souvenir home

with them, including up to three

months’ imprisonment or a fine

of up to $2000.

There have been a number

of incidents involving our site

traffic management being moved

and/or stolen. Doing this can put

yourself and others at serious

risk of harm and is a criminal

offence under the Summary of

Offences Act,” the update read.

“We ask the community to

please leave the traffic management

as is, and [we] have

installed cameras on-site for

monitoring.”

The project aims to improve

safety at the dangerous intersection

for all road users. Changes

include accommodating bus

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It is also in tandem with construction

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

10

NEWS

Police issue 52 tickets in a day to drivers ignoring stop signs

POLICE HAVE clamped

down on motorists running

intersections, issuing 52 tickets in

a single day.

The campaign in Lyttelton

came after residents complained

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As a result of these concerns we

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plain view.’’

Motorists were fined $150.

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“I understand that giving

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Police have also been targeting

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A significant number of speeding

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the tragic death of one of their

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he said.

“Anybody can drive or ride

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able to stop in time when

something unexpected appears

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Reserve status granted

for historic Red House

• By Matt Slaughter

AN AKAROA house and section

for which ratepayers paid more

than double the valuation will

become a

historic reserve.

The Banks

Peninsula

Community

Board approved

at a meeting

Jamie

Stewart

on Monday a

proposal for

The Red House,

at Takapūneke, to be formally

declared and recognised as a

historic reserve.

Last year the city council purchased

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Community board member

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Waitangi [and] the Treaty of

Waitangi. It plays such a huge

part in the history of New

Zealand – a lot of people don’t

realise it.

The house itself, it won’t be

able to run any businesses or

anything like that. It just means

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the Takapūneke [reserve].”

Takapūneke is a site of significant

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Museum under pressure

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GERMANY HAS agreed to

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Museum is now facing pressure

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At the turn of the 19th century,

British soldiers

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Nigeria.

Canterbury Museum has the

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amulets and three bronze heads.

Most were purchased at auction,

but at least one was traded

for moa bones.

The museum’s head of collections

and research, Sarah

Murray, told Morning Report

they had not received any official

requests to return the artefacts.

“If we did, we would, of

course, consider that really

carefully. As we do with any

request to to return taonga

or treasures to the country of

origin,” Murray said.

A question which museums

grapple with was whether they

needed to be proactive about

returning treasures or to wait

until asked, she said.

RARE: Canterbury Museum has the biggest collection of

Benin Art in Australasia.

“Most museums have

prioritised returning human

remains in the first instance.

And as you can imagine, there’s

quite a lot of time and resources

required to make sure that you’re

returning the right people, to the

right people.

“But certainly there is a big

task ahead of not just New Zealand

museums, but around the

world.”

Murray said the origins of

much of the collection was

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“fairly dubious.”

“We know that our records

have shown that we purchased

them from agents. But of course,

before those agents came into

contact with them, most of that

art made its way out through

that expedition.

The items at the time were

looted, to offset the costs of

the expedition, and with our

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different way.” – RNZ

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Woods to raise

insurance concerns

• By Matt Slaughter

MEGAN WOODS will write

to private insurers to request

they become more involved in

earthquake claim determination

processes.

The Minister for Greater

Christchurch Regeneration will do

so on behalf of The Homeowners

Advisory Group, which is

concerned earthquake claims are

sometimes resulting in lengthy,

expensive court cases when

insurers refuse to be involved in

determination processes.

The group’s chairman Tom

McBrearty said private insurers

have been reluctant to participate

in determinations to resolve

disputed claims, which is

reducing justice for claimants.

A determination is run

similarly to the court process,

but takes place in a less formal

setting, gives parties a greater

degree of flexibility than

litigation and often leads to faster

outcomes.

McBrearty said Southern

Response and EQC are actively

engaged in determinations, but

private insurers are continuing

to refuse to be involved in the

determination process offered by

the Greater Christchurch Claims

Resolution Service.

The advisory group works with

Thursday May 6 2021 The Star

the GCCRS, a service set up by

the government in October 2018,

to help settle claims.

Said McBrearty: “For some

people it’s been, probably, the

most demanding period of their

lives. So, from a mental and social

well being point of view, surely

there’s a need for a process that is

less demanding on the claimant.

“For all intents and purposes,

many of the insurance

companies are not participating

in [determination processes].

“It [insurance companies

participating in determination

processes] removes long and

costly case law argument using

lawyers and so on, which is very

expensive line to go down.

Woods met with the group

about two weeks ago to hear their

concerns and said she will outline

them in a letter to private insurers

“in the next couple of weeks.”

“It’s in response to concerns

raised through the Homeowners

Advisory Group of the Greater

Christchurch Claims Resolution

Service. They’re not seeing the

same level of participation [from

private insurers] that we’re

seeing with EQC and Southern

Response within that group.

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Film shot on peninsula screening in New York

A SHORT FILM shot on Banks

Peninsula, edited and produced

by Governors Bay resident

Scott Flyger is premiering at the

Tribeca Film Festival in New

York.

This year is the festival’s 20th

anniversary and Flyger is excited

beyond belief that Peninsula is

screening there.

“It is a privilege to be selected

for a pretty competitive and

top-tier film festival. Our film

was chosen by people who don’t

know us,” Flyger said.

“This shows that it appeals to a

global audience.”

Flyger is a long-time friend

of the film’s writer and director

Fiona McKenzie. After catching

up several years ago, they both

lamented over the lack of narrative

projects made on Banks

Peninsula.

An idea began to brew. They

discussed making a television

web-series focused on real and

heart-warming content.

However, in order to source

the funds to start the series,

Flyger said, they “needed to

put themselves back on the

map.”

Peninsula was born.

It was then shot over three

days in Port Levy.

Flyger said Banks Peninsula is

the fourth character in the triage

character film.

ON SET: Peninsula’s producer Scott Flyger oversees the start of the shoot. The film is now

set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in June. ​

“It has so many extremes, big

clouds or blue skies, you never

know what you’ll get but it’s a

beautiful place each way,” said

Flyger.

The film follows actors Tom

Trevella, McKenzie’s son Jasper

Sutcliffe and Amber Ranson

CONNECTIONS: Lyttelton

actor Tom Trevella is one of

three stars in the film.

as they navigate nurturing old

relationships and making new

connections.

As an independent film, Flyger

said it was immensely fun to

make as they only had to answer

to themselves.

The film was largely crowdfunded

– with almost $18,000

raised on Boosted.

After completing the film,

they sent it away to independent

film festivals but Covid-19 led

to further delays for its

premiere.

Said Flyger: “It was quite wonderful

to get this news so long

after we started.”

The filmmakers are hoping

Peninsula will move the audience.

“Our measure of the film’s success

is connecting people,” said

Flyger.

“When people watch the film,

we want them to leave feeling

changed and uplifted; seeing

the world a bit differently than

before.”

The film festival was founded

by film producer Jane Rosenthal

and actor Robert de Niro in

2001.

It runs from June 9-20.


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John McCombe: Legendary snapper

Former Christchurch

Star photographer John

McCombe, regarded

as an ‘’institution’’

among this country’s

news snappers, died

at his home last week,

aged 75. Former

colleague Dave Cannan,

assisted by several past

workmates, compiled

this tribute to their old

friend . . .

JOHN McCOMBE was a superb,

award-winning photographer.

But he wasn’t one to attend

ceremonies to receive the

trophies. And nor did he hang

his best photos on the walls of

his home. Those spaces were

reserved for pictures he admired

– but taken by others.

It was just his typical, self-effacing

way, his family explained.

‘’Dad said he was a professional;

by taking good photographs

he was just doing his job,’’ said

son Kevin.

That’s not to say John wasn’t

proud of his work. But his modesty

overshadowed even a hint of

ego; any praise was brushed off

deftly and politely, the focus of

conversation quickly changed or

diverted.

McCombe’s death at his

Whangamata home on April 29,

surrounded by family, greatly

saddened and shocked his numerous

friends and former workmates.

Only diagnosed a couple

of weeks earlier with pancreatic

cancer, his rapid deterioration

defied optimistic opinions that

he might have a month or so

longer to deal with his illness.

But, typically, he did not

complain about his fate. Business

partner David Alexander said in

his last conversation with Mc-

Combe, he was “resolute’’ about

the prognosis and adamant he

had had a good life.

‘’It’s still not sinking in that he

has gone.’’

The pair were partners in a

commercial photography company

Photosouth Photographers,

a business started by McCombe

and his wife Cheryl in 1990 after

John left the Christchurch Star

around the time the North Island

owners were carrying out a series

of redundancies.

And how that partnership with

Alexander evolved says much

about McCombe’s trademark

generosity of spirit.

Alexander recalled his last day

as a photographer at The Press, in

2009, and feeling a “bit tearful,’’

then he got a phone call from

McCombe.

“He said: ‘Hey David, welcome

to the real world mate, but don’t

worry, you’re a good photographer

and I’m going to help you

out in any way possible’ – and he

did.’’

McCombe generously offered

him a partnership in the business

and the pair maintained this successful

arrangement from then

on, even after the McCombes

made the huge decision to shift

from Christchurch to the Coromandel

in 2011, a few months

after the devastating February

22, 2011, earthquake.

Another former photographer

colleague who experienced Mc-

Combe’s generosity was Don

Scott, who recalled: “I joined The

Star in 1982 and six years later,

without being asked, John and

Dave

Cannan

(left) and

McCombe

John McCombe

relaxes at home in

Whangamata in

2015. McCombe

left Chrischurch

after the 2011

earthquakes.

(Right) McCombe

in 1990 with clay

target shooting

medals.

Cheryl mortgaged their home to

give my wife and I a start. How

does one ever repay that?’’

John Quenton McCombe was

born in Wellington on August

2, 1945 to Bob and Cherie. A

brother Bryan would arrive later.

The family later moved, first to

Hawkes Bay and then to Thames

as Bob was transferred through

his job with New Zealand Post.

One of Bob’s hobbies was photography,

which was to influence

his son’s decision when it came

to choosing a career after leaving

Thames High School. Initially

McCombe thought of becoming

a teacher and duly enrolled at

Ardmore Training College near

Auckland.

But when a job for a cadet

photographer at the Thames Star

newspaper was advertised, Mc-

Combe abandoned his teaching

aspirations and began his media

career on April 24, 1964.

It was to prove a life-changing

decision and McCombe would

go on to work as a highlyregarded

news photographer

for the Sunday News (1965), the

Waikato Times (1967), The Press

in Christchurch (1972) and then

the rival Christchurch Star (1975)

for the next 15 years.

Later, as a freelancer, he was

the Christchurch-based photographer

for both the Sunday

Star Times and the NZ Women’s

Weekly while he was the foundation

photographer for the Avenues

magazine from 2009, the

same year he published a glossy

photographic book Images of a

Nation – Canterbury; A Journey

from the Heart.

In 1966, when he worked for

the Sunday News, McCombe

married Cheryl Cullen, whose

father Clarry also worked for NZ

Post in Thames.

Shifting his family to the South

Island in 1972 to work at The

Press was a massive career move

by McCombe. He was a member

of the morning newspaper’s first

illustrations department, headed

by Les Bloxham, and worked

alongside Des Woods, Barry

Sharpe and Nev Marriner.

But across town McCombe

soon got to know his Christchurch

Star rival cameramen well,

often enjoying their company socially,

usually at the now defunct

New Albion Tavern in Colombo

St, and thriving on the competitive

nature that existed between

them, especially with Stuart

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and a tremendous all-round guy

And therein lies a classic tale

about two mates, which Menzies

describes as “the best gotcha

ever’’.

“Drinking at our watering hole,

the Albion, one afternoon, stupid

me told John about our little dog

going missing and our daughter

Kristy being really upset. Shortly

after John said he had to go, he

had some work to do.

The next morning, when I

turned up at work, the editor

Michael Forbes called me into his

office [for a please explain]. On

his desk lay a copy of The Press

and on the front page there was

a photo of my daughter sitting in

the little dog’s box.

“John had even conned my

wife into keeping it quiet from

me. My best mate had got me a

beauty.’’

It’s possible, of course, that

McCombe’s “scoop’’ may have

been in retaliation for an earlier

“gotcha’’ when he and Menzies

were covering a cricket test at

Lancaster Park.

“By early afternoon nothing

was happening, it was so boring,’’

Menzies says, “and John said: ‘I’m

going to get a pie’.

“He stood up, turned around

and ‘bang’, there was a wicket.

Smiling, I said ‘that was a great

shot’. There were no more wickets

and my old mate was very quiet

for the rest of the day!’’.

And so, in 1975, McCombe

jumped ship and joined his

Kilmore St-based evening paper

contemporaries, the illustrations

department being run by Max

Wederell, who commanded a

star-studded team that included

Menzies, Neville Hawke, Derrick

Tonkin, and in later years Simon

Baker, Don Scott and several

others.

Working alongside these

“guns’’ brought out the best in

(Above and

below) – A

selection

McCombe’s

images from

the past

including

this couple

(left) at

Christchurch

Airport

awaiting

news of

the ill-fated

Air New

Zealand

flight to

Antarctica.

McCombe as both a photographer

and a journalist, honing

his skills alongside his talented

colleagues. Former Star chief reporter

John Crowley recalls Mc-

Combe becoming “the complete

newsman’’.

“John’s skills were not confined

to those of a photographer when

we went on some of those more

challenging jobs. His extra sharp

news sense was underpinned by

multi-layers of care and compassion.

These were traits which helped

reporters – young and old. In the

most stressful times he was a cool

head and a guiding hand at arm’s

length. These qualities were so

apparent too when it came to his

own profession – one in which he

had few peers.’’

McCombe would eventually

become The Star’s chief photographer

and continue to have

a major influence on his team,

including Baker, who joined the

camera crew in 1986 as a “young,

naive lad from the Waikato.’’

“Right from the first day John

made me feel welcome. He was

always there for advice and guidance

as I tried to justify my place

amongst the team of talented

photographers.’’

Baker stayed at The Star for

five years and came to regard his

boss as a “top bloke’, perhaps illustrated

best when he decided to

become a freelance photographer

in 1991.

“John had left to do the same

thing a year earlier, so we were

to be direct competitors in

Christchurch, but this didn’t faze

him. He generously offered his

darkroom and other equipment

to me as I started to get my business

up and running. And we

continued to work alongside each

other for the next 25 years.’’

But it wasn’t just photographers

at The Star who benefitted from

McCombe’s professionalism and

warm-hearted attitude to his

newsroom contemporaries.

Reporter Debbie Hannan describes

him as “the glue that held

us all together’.’

“He was one of those people

in life that made everyone feel

special, which is what I think

made him such an exceptional

photographer and workmate.’’

Hannan also recalls during the

often violent 1981 Springbok tour

when McCombe acted quickly to

save her from possible injury after

getting caught as the “meat in the

sandwich’’ between protestors and

the infamous police Red Squad.

The pair were assigned to cover

the pre-match clash outside the

gates of Lancaster Park, knowing

Star management had secured a

“safe house’’ across the road, just

in case things turned nasty.

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“Things started to heat up, but

I naively didn’t see just what danger

I was in as a big line of protestors

came towards me one way

and the Red Squad was coming

the other and I was in the middle.

“Out of nowhere John came

racing towards me and pushed

me into the safe house. For a moment

the photographer was off

duty on the biggest story of the

day to make sure his workmate

was safe.’’

Being good at his job was only

one facet of McCombe’s endearing

personality. He was an incurable

practical joker, who loved

playing pranks on his colleagues,

but he was also quick-witted

and resourceful, as recalled by

reporter Brian Cowley.

“On the one hand, he was

the consummate professional,

charming and calming his

nervous subjects with soothing

banter and achieving the desired

photograph by means of mutual

co-operation.

Then there was the devil-maycare

character who would startle

the reporter accompanying him

with an impromptu cameo from

the McCombe playbook of crazy

tricks.’’

Cowley remembers running

late for a job and being amazed

when McCombe drove across a

busy Christchurch, avoiding all

streets and traffic lights, zipping

instead down alleyways and business

access lanes.

When they arrived, he apologised

for their tardiness, saying

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Consummate professional with a devil-may-care character

McCombe’s infamous picture of an eight-year-old

Canterbury rugby fan prompted calls for the boy to be

banned from Lancaster Park.

the “traffic wasn’t with us’’,

which, Cowley says, was no lie!

Away from his work, Mc-

Combe was a man of many

interests, chief of those being his

family. But he was also an avid

hunter, fisherman, boatee, golfer

(later in life) and a crack clay

target shooter.

How many colleagues knew he

was the 1992 New Zealand clay

sparrow champion shooter and

a national clay target shooting

representative while a member

(and former vice president) of the

Belfast Gun Club?

Indeed, daughter Melody

recalls a quote from North Canterbury

artist Sam Mahon, in his

book The Year of the Horse, about

her father – “he went hunting

with dad and wrote that dad was

as artful with a gun as he was

with a camera.’’

What they are more likely to

remember are the many great

times enjoyed at the McCombe’s

homes in Tancred St – where

plans for the infamous Media

Club in Chancery Lane were first

hatched – and later at Rockinghorse

Rd, South New Brighton.

After a series of earthquakes

in 2010 and 2011 left their

two-storey South Shore villa

unrepairable, the McCombe’s

thought about buying land and

starting afresh on the West

Coast. Instead, through family

circumstances, they ended up

visiting Thames.

As McCombe told the New

Zealand Herald in February 2015,

the four-year anniversary of the

big quake, he and Cheryl spent

the night in Whangamata and,

on a whim, called a real estate

agent and found themselves inspecting

a lovely home overlooking

the harbour.

Impulsively – or was it instinctively?

– they made an offer

and a few months later began a

new chapter in their lives in the

Coromandel.

McCombe said the speed of

the decision stunned family and

friends – “I think they must have

thought we’d gone off our rocker

a little bit’’ – but it proved to be

“the best decision of our lives.’’

He joined the local golf and

boating clubs and took a keen

interest in environmental issues,

eventually becoming an outspoken

chairman of the Whangamata

Harbour Care group,

leading the charge on mangrove

eradication.

In a Facebook exchange (he

ended up with three different

pages) in June last year, Mc-

Combe agreed it was a case of

“paradise lost’’ in Christchurch

but “paradise regained’’ in

Whangamata.

And it’s in that beautiful town,

at the golf club today that friends

and family will farewell the genial

McCombe, a big man with a

heart and a personality to match.

McCombe is survived by his

wife Cheryl, children Melody and

Kevin, three grandchildren and

one great granddaughter.

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OPINION

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Is democracy under threat?

Former TV

sports and

news reader

Peter

Williams

writes

about plans

for a

co-governed New

Zealand democracy

I WANT TO talk about a very

important issue. It’s called

democracy.

As Winston Churchill once

said, apparently, “no-one pretends

democracy is perfect. In

fact, it has been said that democracy

is the worst form of government

except for all those other

forms that have been tried from

time to time.” But the question

I think we should be asking in

this country is this: Is democracy

under threat?

Now, on the surface, that

sounds like an absolutely preposterous

proposition. After all, we

are a long-standing democracy

based on the Westminster or

British system of letting the

people decide who should govern

them.

We had our first elections in

this country in 1853. They were

not perfect though because only

property owners could vote.

Over the next 40 years that

changed and evolved and by

1893, when women were granted

the vote, every New Zealand person

aged 21 or older could vote

for one nationwide parliament

and for local councils. And so,

for 128 years, that is the way New

Zealand has been governed.

We get to vote, and every vote

has been of equal value. And

theoretically, the majority decides

the direction of travel.

But are we seeing that system

under threat? I ask that in the

light – not just of the city where

I live and broadcast from, Tauranga,

now being governed by

appointed commissioners and

them making decisions which

the majority are likely to disagree

with (like the creation of a

Maori Ward, and a rates rise for

residential property owners that

could be as high as 20 per cent) –

but in the very slow and almost

secretive release of a paper called

He Puapua during the election

campaign last year, and the fact

that the full paper has still not

been released officially.

But if you read what is available

on the Te Puni Kokiri website

you should be very worried

about the future of democracy

as we know it in this country.

In short, this paper called He

Puapua is a report of a working

group on a plan to realise the

United Nations Declaration on

the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,

or if you want for short, UN-

DRIP – or the DRIP.

He Puapua has what it calls a

Vision 2040, just 19 years from

now, the 200th anniversary

of the signing of the Treaty of

Waitangi. The vision says that by

2040, the Government will have

implemented the relevant instruments

to share power more fairly

with Maori in our constitutional

arrangements.

Now let that sink in. To share

power more fairly with Maori in

our constitutional arrangements.

The problem can be sheeted

back to the first John Key-led

National Government which

started in 2008. Prior to that, the

United Nations had produced its

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous

Peoples in 2007, which

said that indigenous peoples had

a right to self-determination.

The prime minister at the time

Helen Clark said we’re not signing

that, and New Zealand abstained.

But three years later, John Key –

as part of his deal with the Maori

Party – sent Pita Sharples off to

New York to sign it.

The UN itself said the declaration

was non-binding and

aspirational. But, for whatever

reason best known to them, the

Labour Party has now decided

that the DRIP will be enacted

in this country over the next 20

years and He Puapua sets out

a way that will, in the words of

conservative political commentator

Muriel Newman, lead to

tribal control of New Zealand by

2040 and the end of democracy

as we know it.

The move for Maori wards

on local councils all around the

country is the start of it, and the

suggestion that appointed and

unelected iwi representatives

get full voting rights and full

stipends on the Wellington City

Council is another example.

Muriel Newman writes about

the slow boiling frog effect. If

this happens, and there is every

indication it will, it will happen

slowly, incrementally and by the

time we realise what has happened,

it will be too late.

So how do you feel about

this? Are you happy that a fraction

of the population, that is

those who claim some Maori

ancestry, which is around 15 per

cent of the population, may be

able to share 50 per cent of the

Government’s decision-making

and control vast amounts of the

country’s economic resources,

including the most valuable of

all – water?

On the surface this seems preposterous

does it not? In Vision

2040 it says the following: “If

Maori are to exercise governance

power, there needs to be support

for this. The Crown’s main

contribution will be resourcing.

There are multiple streams from

which financial contributions

might be sourced, including, for

example, levies on resource use

where Maori have a strong claim

to ownership, such as water.”

Can you believe the arrogance

of that statement? Can you ever

disagree with what John Key once

said: “Nobody owns the water.”

And he was absolutely right. It

is swept up from the oceans and

falls from the sky. It is one of the

wonders of nature. It belongs to

all of us and the resource must

never be put in “ownership.”

To have a paper presented to

the Associate Minister of Maori

Development, and Minister

for Local Government, Nania

Mahuta with such a suggestion

in it, and not have it dismissed, is

frankly a very worrying thought.

There is a gradual realisation

among some people of what is

happening. Not only Muriel

Newman but also the left-wing

writer Chris Trotter, has written

about this paper and suggests

that Jacinda Ardern move very

swiftly now to shut down any

talk of a change to New Zealand’s

governance arrangements

over the next 20 years.

But is there any sign of that?

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should be 200 words or

fewer

Of course not.

What is also worrying is the

silence of the National Party on

this. But then, maybe they’re

embarrassed.

It was them who started it with

John Key sending Pita Sharples

off to sign up to something that

Helen Clark would not have a

bar of because she realised the

long-term implications of it.

And now it has come to pass.

I don’t want any racist tirades

about this issue, I want some

reasoned discussion. And for me,

it comes back to this. I believe in

the concept that all people are

equal, that in this country everybody’s

vote is as important as

everybody else’s. We are all New

Zealanders.

Yes, we may have descended

from Maori or Chinese or Scottish

or English, but we all live

together in this country as New

Zealanders. My antecedents

came here 173 years ago. Am I

any less of a person, any less of

a New Zealander because my

forefathers and foremothers arrived

here 500 years after other

settlers?

Is somebody born in England

or India or China who came here

in the last 10 years and now has

a New Zealand passport any less

of a New Zealander than me? I

would hope not. But if we have

some sort of devolved co-governance

arrangement whereby

50 per cent of the power is in the

hands of the small proportion of

the electorate, is that acceptable

in a nation which has known

the concept of parliamentary

democracy in some form or

another since 1853?

Isn’t this one of the most

important questions facing New

Zealand’s future? Yet no one in

the Government wants to talk

about it in the open.

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OPINION

Hospital board

CDHB MEMBERS Gough and

Keown are rightly concerned

over the centralisation of our

medical system, and among other

things how it will impact smaller

towns and the rural sector, as

outlined in The Star (April 22).

There have also been plans

to centralise school boards and

polytechs, including those that

are very successful, like SIT.

Even farming regulations are

becoming ‘one size fits all’, which

will only fit a few as we live

in a very complex and diverse

landscape.

– D Downward

David McPhail

May I thank Kurt Bayer for his

interesting article about his visit

to David McPhail. Easy to read,

most informative, and it brought

back memories.

Many skits of Kiwi life, especially

of Sir Robert Muldoon,

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– Bevan Phillipson

Trust in Govt

I wonder why people still trust

this Government? The minister

told us this evening that the biggest

number of people had gone

off the jobseekers benefit since I

think it was 1996.

I also wonder why it is telling

us they are ramping up vaccines

when last week we were told

that there were only approximately

400,000 doses left in the

country.

As usual it is spending large

sums of money setting up vaccine

centres when in the US chemists

can do the same job and I know

our local chemist is qualified to

do it and for a lot less money.

Imagine how much taxpayers

money could be saved? But hey,

it’s not their money so easy come

easy go, and we can always print

more. – R Lucas

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Tourism hui brings

hundreds to city

THIS WEEK I had the

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for TRENZ Hui 2021, the largest

business event in New Zealand

for over a year.

THis year it will be a different

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hundreds of international travel

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New Zealand’s leading tourism

operators, to build or renew

relationships and negotiate

business deals for the coming

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We were due to host

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Christchurch.

We describe ourselves as a city

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people and new ways of doing

things – a place where anything

is possible.

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crisis always offer opportunities.

I expressed hope that the

industry would explore the

opportunities to reimagine

the future of tourism in a

post-Covid world in partnership

with mana whenua and the

destinations that together

create a unique offering in the

world.

I invited them to seize that

opportunity with real optimism

based on the unique experience

of a city that has been given the

chance to reimagine its future

and respond to new challenges

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Time running out to plant winter veges

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Talent on show throughout codes

• By Chris Barclay

WHEN LINWOOD and Hornby

meet for the first time in a new

Canterbury Rugby League

premiership season it’s typically a

rematch of the previous battle for

the Pat Smith Trophy.

The Northern Bulldogs bucked

that trend in 2020, but for Keas

veteran Alex Todd the rivalry

with the Panthers endures ahead

of a clash between the competition’s

two unbeaten teams on

Saturday.

Before the Kaiapoi-based Bulldogs

could not prevent Linwood

claiming their fifth successive

title, Hornby were the runners-up

the previous four seasons.

A no-nonsense prop, Todd

brings up the disappointment

of the 2009 final, rather than

the victories, when revisiting an

encounter he relishes.

“For me personally it always has

been the rivalry,” he explained.

“When I first started playing

prems [in 2008] we had a good

couple of battles. We lost in 2009.

They’re always a quality opposition.

They’re well-coached and

well-drilled. It’s always a tough

game.”

Uncompromising in the

middle, the hard heads from both

clubs have formed friendships off

the field.

“A lot of the older boys get on

well – I went to Corey’s 40th last

year, it was a pretty good do,”

Todd said.

The 31-year-old said celebrations

at Leslie Park hinge on

keeping Panthers second rower

Corey Lawrie quiet.

“He’s always floating around

the middle there. We have to keep

him busy on defence,” Todd said.

At the other end of the experience

spectrum, Todd was wary

of the threat posed by Panthers

fullback Sincere Harraway, who

opened the campaign with backto-back

hat-tricks.

“I watched him in the under-

20s. He’s a player you’ve got to

keep your eye on, he’s got good

footwork,” he said.

Both teams head into the fifth

round in impressive form, with

the Panthers on top via points

differential.

Hornby thrashed the Northern

Bulldogs 44-10 last weekend

while the Keas rolled the Eastern

Eagles 42-22 after trailing 10-0

early at Wainoni Park.

The Celebration Lions’ resurgent

campaign also regathered

momentum by crushing the

cellar-dwelling Papanui Tigers

62-20, the highest score of the

season so far.

Lions stalwart Kasi Leka racked

up four tries from five-eighth

while his brother Taniela contributed

a try and nine goals as

the siblings thrived in an 11-try

rout that enabled the club to

bounce back from a narrow loss

to Hornby.

Celebration were in Papanui’s

predicament in 2020, propping

up the table, but are now third

behind the pacesetters leading

into their encounter with the

Riccarton Knights.

Halswell round out the top

four with a three-win (including

a default by Papanui), one-loss

record after a 20-point victory

over Riccarton. They now head to

Kaiapoi and attempt to extend the

fifth-placed Northern Bulldogs’

slump under Frank Endacott.

Marist Albion are the only unbeaten

team heading into round

five of the Christchurch Metro

Cup club rugby competition, with

last year’s runners-up boasting

the maximum 20 points.

They feature in the fixture of

the weekend when they host

second-placed Linwood at Edgar

McIntosh Field on Saturday.

Even if they suffer their first

loss, they will still remain on top

of the ladder.

The status quo remained in the

Mainland Football premiership

with champions Cashmere Technical

maintaining top spot with a

5-1 thumping of Nelson Suburbs

while second-placed Coastal

Spirit drew 1-1 with third-ranked

Christchurch United.

Eighth round fixtures indicate

the top three should solidify their

places with Cashmere Technical

facing Selwyn United, Coastal

Spirit in a local derby with Ferrymead

Bays FC and Nomads

United hosting Christchurch

United.

Lincoln University maintained

their lead in the Christchurch

Netball Centre’s premier grade

RIVALRY ROUND: Linwood Keas stalwart Alex Todd is looking forward to another tussle

with Canterbury Rugby League premiership rivals Hornby at Leslie Park on Saturday.

when they defeated Technical

B 81-21 on Tuesday night while

Technical A and Kereru A are

also undefeated.

Saints recorded the biggest

score of the third round, a 103-23

romp over Villa Maria.

In the opening round of

Canterbury Hockey’s men’s and

women’s premiership grade

competition, reigning champions

Marist and Harewood recorded

3-1 scorelines against new Porritt

Cup holders Southern United and

Hornby respectively.

Marist take on HSOB/Burnside

on Saturday. In the women’s

schedule Harewood has an early

bye, giving unbeaten Marist and

Carlton Redcliffs to build on their

round one victories.

Top of the tables

Christchurch Metro Premier Cup men’s rugby

P W L D PD Pts

Marist Albion 4 4 0 0 38 20

Linwood 4 3 1 0 44 14

Burnside 4 3 1 0 25 14

Lincoln University 4 2 2 0 5 12

Sydenham 4 2 1 1 -7 12

Christchurch 4 1 2 1 7 11

University 4 2 2 0 -3 10

Shirley 4 1 3 0 -14 10

New Brighton 4 2 2 1 1 9

Sumner 4 1 2 1 -17 8

HSOB 4 1 3 0 -11 6

Belfast 4 0 3 1 -68 5

Canterbury Rugby League Men’s Premiership

P W L D PD Pts

Hornby Panthers 4 4 0 0 90 8

Linwood Keas 4 4 0 0 78 8

Celebration Lions 4 3 1 0 74 6

Halswell Hornets 4 3 1 0 64 6

Northern Bulldogs 4 1 3 0 -6 2

Riccarton Knights 4 1 3 0 -82 2

Papanui Tigers 4 0 4 0 -100 0

Eastern Eagles 4 0 4 0 -136 0

Mainland Football Men’s Premiership

P W D L GD Pts

Cashmere Technical 7 6 1 0 16 19

Coastal Spirit 7 5 1 1 8 16

Christchurch Utd 7 4 2 1 18 14

Nelson Suburbs 7 3 1 3 1 10

Nomads Utd AFC 7 3 0 4 -4 9

Ferrymead Bays 7 3 0 4 -6 9

Selwyn Utd FC 7 1 1 5 -8 4

Halswell Utd AFC 7 0 0 7 -25 0

Weekend match-ups

•Christchurch Metro

Premier Cup (all Saturday at

2.45pm)

Christchurch v Belfast,

Christchurch Park; Sydenham

v Burnside, Sydenham Park;

University v New Brighton, Ilam

Fields; Lincoln University v HSOB,

Lincoln Uni; Marist Albion v

Linwood, Edgar McIntosh Field;

Shirley v Sumner, Burwood Park.

•Canterbury Rugby League

Premiership (all Saturday at

2.45pm)

Northern Bulldogs v Halswell

Hornets, Murphy Park; Hornby

Panthers v Linwood Keas,

Leslie Park; Riccarton Knights v

Celebration Lions, Wainoni Park;

Papanui Tigers v Eastern Eagles,

Papanui Domain.

•Mainland Football

Premiership

Halswell United v Nelson Suburbs

FC, Halswell Domain, 11.30am

Saturday; Cashmere Technical

v Selwyn United, Garrick Park,

2.45pm Saturday; Nomads United

v Christchurch Utd, Tulett Park,

2.45pm Saturday; Coastal Spirit v

Ferrymead Bays FC, Linfield Park,

12.30pm Sunday.


• By Chris Barclay

IT’S CUSTOMARY to get

straight back in the saddle after

a setback, although veteran

harness driver-trainer Kevin

Townley will take time to

consider if and when it is wise to

climb into a sulky after his latest

accident.

A 70-year-old requiring a hip

replacement is not unusual, but

the background to Townley’s

procedure in Christchurch Hospital

sets the West Melton-based

horseman apart.

“I was going up in the air and

the next thing I remember was

all these faces staring down at

me,” Townley recalled when

revisiting his crash with Murano

at Rangiora on April 18.

“I’ve seen the replay, I suppose

I was two or three metres in the

air, then I got run over. It [the

footage] doesn’t show that.”

The stewards’ report states Gift

Card fell and checked Murano

plus Tom Brady. Townley was

one of three drivers dislodged

by the incident. Murano, which

avoided injury, galloped on

before being corralled.

“[Murano] fell in a split second

– apparently it stood on a shoe.

You think very fast on the track

and in a split second I thought:

There’s no way out of this one’,”

Townley said.

He was treated at the track

and transported to Christchurch

Hospital with hip, rib and lung

damage. He was released last

Friday to continue his rehabilitation

with wife Margaret.

“My left hip was smashed up

pretty bad so I got a total hip

replacement but there’s still a

fracture or two to heal. Hopefully

they’re healing all right

with the new apparatus on

board,” he said.

Townley already has a plate

and several screws in his shoulder

following an accident during

track work. After a crash during

a trial at Motukarara, a horse

trod on his hand, breaking all

the bones.

He was also kicked in the

head by a horse before a race in

Westport in 2017, with a helmet

fortunately bearing the brunt of

the blow.

Townley shrugged off those

incidents – and several others

through the years – reasoning:

“It can be a bit of a rough industry,

you expect things like that.

I’ve bounced back pretty good

but there must be an age where

you don’t.”

That might be approaching,

with Townley conceding the

Rangiora spill was the worst he

has experienced.

“It’s not great timing to be fair

– at 70 you don’t bounce back

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quite as well either. I don’t know

how much I’ll be able to do in

the future. That will work itself

out I guess.”

Townley returned to his stable

on Tuesday to check on his small

team.

“We’ll see how the next couple

of months go and how I get

around. I’ve got to lift my leg

into the sulky don’t I,” he said.

The surgical advice was to release

the reins but he would not

be pushed into retirement.

“I just have to judge it myself

really. There’s no rush, I’ve got

another month before the bones

are healed anyway.”

Townley started training in

with his father Doody in 1987

before training in his own right

from 1995. He has 263 winners

and another 230 with his dad.

Most of his horses are spelling

now although Harbour Queen

placed third at Methven on April

26, just the tonic as he followed

the race from his ward.

Townley has also been boosted

by the harness racing fraternity.

“I’ve been inundated by offers

of help,” he said.

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Crash puts driving on hold Grasstrack

REINED IN: Veteran harness racing trainer-driver Kevin Townley is making a patient

recovery from surgery following a serious crash during a race at Rangiora (below).

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to build

on season’s

success

• By Dave Di Somma

GRASSTRACK RACING has

been a massive success this

season, and there will be even

more meetings in 2021/22.

The dates calendar has 38

grasstrack meetings next season,

including three dual code. That’s

four more than this season, and

includes the return to Hawera in

Taranaki. Their two meetings will

be held over Waitangi weekend

(February 4 and 6, 2022).

There will be two other North

Island meetings, at Wairarapa

and Kapiti, and 34 in the south.

Mt Harding at Methven and

Motukarara will be the busiest

grasstracks, with seven meetings

each next season, while Westport

gets three and Geraldine doubles

its quota to two.

Gore will also race on the grass

twice, as will Oamaru and the

Forbury Park Trotting Club at

Wingatui.

Methven hosted the last

grasstrack meeting of the season

on April 26.

Methven Trotting Club president

Mark Lemon is reasonably

happy with next season’s allocation,

saying the club can handle

one meeting a month, although

he thinks nationwide there is still

potential to have even more meetings

over the warmer months.

“We should be having a meeting

on every Sunday, and we are

not doing that.”

Grasstrack racing’s popularity

with punters is well known. This

season Methven turned over

more than $1 million at five of

its seven meetings, with a best of

$1,565,647 on October 11. The

Hororata Club’s meeting there

also did $1,132,720.

Said Lemon: “When you add

it all up it was over $9.5 million

at Methven . . . the only two

we didn’t do a million on were

the two when we only had nine

races.”

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ICE-COOL goal-kicking saviour

Damian McKenzie is ready to

play his smiling assassin

role to perfection again in

Saturday’s Super Rugby

Aotearoa decider with the

Crusaders.

The versatile All Black

utility back, renowned for

grinning as he lines up a

penalty or conversion attempt,

is again likely to be a focal point

as the Crusaders strive for a

fifth successive title under Scott

Robertson.

McKenzie (left) was not a

factor the last time the

Chiefs visited Orangetheory

Stadium – a 39-17

defeat in March – but

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winning streak

before the reserves lost to the

Blues at Eden Park last weekend.

The fullback or first five-eighth

nailed clutch kicks to edge the

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Crusaders discipline will be vital to beat Chiefs

Blues first time around before

the Highlanders, Crusaders and

Hurricanes were pipped by late

penalties.

“When you’re in those situations,

and you’re a kicker, you

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“Like I’ve said before, there

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getting us into positions to kick a

penalty.”

Maintaining their discipline,

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range, Crusaders discipline will

be vital.

Both teams are named today,

with the Crusaders only fresh injury

concern an ankle injury for

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Although the Chiefs celebrated

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Rally-bred Yaris provides the thrills

TOYOTA IS no stranger to rally

success. I remember well the

heady days during the early 90s

when the amazing Celica GT-

Four dominated the World Rally

Championship.

Toyota distanced itself from

rallying for many years, it dabbled

in formula one and sports

endurance racing, however, it

came back to rallying in 2017

and the company has had success

with the Yaris, winning the WRC

in 2019 and 2020.

While the Yaris is a world apart

from the Celica as I know it – the

latter was part of the Kiddiefamily

line-up for many years

– the Yaris with its hatchback

design lends itself to the WRC,

competing against other small

hatchbacks such as Ford’s Fiesta,

Volkswagen Polo and Citroen

DS3.

Toyota has just introduced a

new Yaris on the New Zealand

market. It comes in many guises –

petrol-only models, hybrids and

the funky Yaris Cross. I’ve driven

all in recent months and can

report that they uphold the values

Toyota has in a small car.

However, there is one major

surprise within the Yaris line-up

and that is the GR model, a car

inspired by the WRC-winning

model. GR is an abbreviation for

Gazoo Racing which is Toyota’s

performance arm that helped

develop the WRC car.

The GR Yaris in road-going

form is no rally car, but it doesn’t

miss out by much. Firstly, it is

powered by a 1.6-litre threecylinder

heavily turbocharged

engine, it has a six-speed manual

transmission and drives out all

four wheels and, what’s more, you

can direct drive to give you that

rally feel, power can be proportioned

heavily to the rear, or to

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should you desire that.

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get from the rear, so during my

time with the test car I drove it

in sport mode which sends 70

per cent in that direction. Under

power you can almost force oversteer,

which is immense fun, and

there is more than enough power

on tap to do that.

Putting that into context, the

engine is rated with 200kW

and 370Nm, outputs realised at

6500rpm and 3000-4600rpm

respectively, all those figures considered,

the Yaris is quick, strong

and willing under all driving conditions.

It is also eager, you know

as a driver it wants to get hunting,

the turbo boost is strong and the

engine will fly to high revolutions

if the accelerator is given any

minor provocation.

According to Toyota, the GR

Yaris will make 100km/h from a

standstill in 5.2sec, and it will also

lunge to 120km/h from 80km/h

in 4.5sec. It will also make

230km/h if laws allowed.

I had some items to pick up

from Rangiora, so the obvious

choice of roads to get home to my

city suburb was through Loburn,

Oxford and State Highway 72.

They weren’t perfect roads for

the GR Yaris simply because there

THRILLING:

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to match its

sporty looks.

TOYOTA YARIS GR: Based on World Rally Championship-winning car.

aren’t enough corners, but I did

backtrack into an area where

there were some challenges and

enjoyed the feel of knowing the

driver is in command.

Just when you think it will drift

nicely out of a corner, grip comes

in from the front to pull the car

straight and it powers off until

the next corner arrives. When

that happens, huge stopping force

through a premium brake system

comes into play.

Grip is supplied by high quality

Michelin tyres (225/40 x 18in),

and with a comparatively heavy

steering feel all the ingredients

are in place for spirited motoring.

Shifts through the six-speeder

are short and direct, there’s no

chance of wrong-slotting, and

clutch action, while firmish under

foot, is progressive.

There’s also an intelligent

manual transmission mode that

will blip the engine on downshift,

matching the revs to the gearing,

much like we used to do with the

double de-clutch method.

The GR Yaris is an absolute

blast to drive, it feels twitchy with

its short wheelbase, but such

is the grip and control it has it

inspires confidence. It is playful,

yet safe at the same time with

traction control systems intervening

when forces are outweighing

the law of physics.

Even though the GR Yaris is

• Price – Toyota Yaris GR,

$54,990

• Dimensions – Length,

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height, 1445mm

• Configuration – Threecylinder,

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six-speed manual

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 5.2sec

• Fuel usage – 7.6l/100km

based on the WRC car, I didn’t

take it off the seal as such, it had

been presented beautifully and

I didn’t want to risk stone chips

and be presented with a massive

clean-up job. But I did find a

couple of corners that had loose

surface seal and I was able to feel

electronics working in order to

maintain grip and acceleration.

The GR Yaris builds on the fun

angle that Toyota has pitched for

the new Yaris series and you can

glean immense pleasure from it,

it most certainly is an exhilarating

car that tugs at all the senses.

The engine has a characteristic

throb, it sounds chunky but

sings sweetly from 4000rpm

onwards letting the driver know

it is enjoying its work. There’s no

point in the rev band where it

doesn’t want to work freely, it will

also dawdle the city streets in tall

gears, the turbo producing huge

torque that allows the car to pull

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There is a little trade-off in

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per 100km, but if you want performance

that is the price to pay.

When I took the test car back

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can be expected (engine speed

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In terms of fitment, the GR

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My wife recently suggested we

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ph 0274 350 565

MAKING YOUR

MOVE EASIER

Licensed Agent REAA 2008


The Star Classifieds

Board

Retired Male

Solicitor

Seeks homestay

in Bishopdale,

Bryndwr or

Papanui.

Keen walker, enjoy

excellent health

but have limited

domestic skills.

I’m keen to secure

a congenial long

term homestay

with board.

If you can assist

please phone

Peter 03-359-2533

to discuss.

Board

BOARD WANTED Long

term, ChCh area for retired

man. Non smoker. clean &

tidy in good health. Ph 027

331 4668

Cars Wanted

AAA CASH - CASH -

CASH . Any unwanted

cars. Phone 347 9354 or

027 476 2404

$$ CASH PAID $$

Buying cars & trucks for

wrecking. Ph / txt Zac 021

1056 797.

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

Car Parts

TYRES Secondhand,

most szs from $30 - $70

fitted, Also batteries, 217

Waltham Road, 027 476

2404

TYRES Secondhand,

most szs from $30 - $70

fitted, Also batteries, 217

Waltham Road, 027 476

2404

Church Notices

Christian

sPiritUaList

ChUrCh

182 Edgeware Road

Sunday Service

7pm

Address

Allison

Clairvoyant

Allison

All Welcome

Building Supplies

Church Notices

Christian

sPiritUaList

ChUrCh

182 Edgeware Road

Sunday Service 7pm

Address

Andy Douglas

Clairvoyant

Andy Douglas

All Welcome

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Sydenham

Community Centre

23/25 Hutcheson St

Sunday 7pm

Address

Davida

Clairvoyance

Davida

All Welcome

Community Events

ALCOHOLICS

ANONYMOUS, If you

want to have a drink that’s

your business. If you

want to stop, we can help.

Phone 0800 229-6757

PSYCHIC CAFE NEW!

Commencing Friday 21st

May 7-9pm. Meet psychic

/ spiritual people socially.

Not an expo or psychic

fair. $10 cash only. Venue

is Room 10 Phillipstown

Community Centre,

Nursery Rd. 021 0272

8271

Funeral Directors

No Service Cremation $2,000

Family Funeral with Cremation $3,950

Chapel - 35 people, casket, hearse, cremation fees

Full Funeral options and

Burial options available

Just Funerals, a family owned and

operated company with qualified,

registered and experienced staff.

Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

Finance

RW Finance

Small Loans

From $1,000 - $5,000

SPECIAL

INTEREST RATE

FOR NEW

CUSTOMERS

(limited time offer)

Beneficiaries Welcome

Friendly & Personal

Customer Service

0800 325 345

www.rwfinance.co.nz

RESPONSIBLE LENDING & CREDIT CRITERIA APPLY

Garage Sales

ARANUI.

Shortland Street, (Breezes

Road end)

Saturday 9am - 1pm.

Bedside lockers, filing

cabinets, office chairs, gas

heater, Bed sette, electric

concrete mixer, ladies

bike, crockery, books,

artificial flowers, & loyts

more

************

AVONHEAD ROTARY

CLUB Monster Charity

Garage & Car Boot Sale,

this Saturday 8th May,

8am to 1pm, at Burnside

Bowling Club, 330

Avonhead Road. Huge

variety of useable items,

stalls, sausage sizzle,

coffee.

*************

HANDCRAFT SALE

8 Athelston St, Friday

7th May 10am - 4pm,

Saturday May 8th 10am

- 4pm. Items suitable for

Mothers Day gifts, eg:

Crochet, woollen & sewn

goods, brooches, pendants,

pictures, decorated bottles

etc.Cash Only

LINWOOD 139A

England St, Sat 8am.

House full. Whiteware,

crafts, bric a brac,

pedigree dolls & DVD’s.

Everything must go

Gardening

& Supplies

PETE’S GARDENING

SERVICE Gardening,

rubbish removal, cleanups,

expert pruning, hedge

trimming, tree cutting,

good rates, no job too big

or too small, half the price

of a franchise. Ph 027 551

4118

Thursday May 6 2021 The Star 39

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

Gardening

& Supplies

MONDO GRASS Black.

Large pots full. $5. Ph

352-2590

Massage

LADIES enjoy a full body

sensual massage. Choice

of oils, discreet mature

gent. Ph / txt 027 251 4660

RELAXATION to

Remedial massage.

Hillmorton area. Ph 027

244 0195

Personals

LADY 69 yrs looking for a

nice gentleman.69 - 73 yrs.

Enjoy watching sports,

dining, travel, swimming

& music. Replies to: Box

5, c/o The Star, PO Box

1467, ChCh.

MIDDLE Aged male

looking for a woman

any age for fun times,

ph/txt 021 0442272

MIDDLE Aged male

looking for a woman any

age for fun times, ph/txt

021 0442272

MUSIC LOVING GUY.

Young looking 63,5ft 9in

tall, slim build, brown hair,

good sense of humour.

Interests incl concerts,

live theatre, sport, movies,

cafes & travel. Would like

to meet similiar attractive

lady 37 - 57 for friendship,

possible relationship. Lets

meet for coffee. TXT 021

0278 1736

Pets & Supplies

CATS UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

Ph 3555-022 or email

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

Funeral Directors

Direct

Cremation

No frills, No Service,

No fuss, simply

straight to the crem.

Other options

available.

Ph: 379 0178

for our brochure

or email

office@undertaker.co.nz

For Sale

STEEL for sale all

sections, off cuts cut

lengths. siteweld@ xtra.

co.nz Ph 0274 508 785

Pets and Supplies

Discover Christchurch’s

best priced pet

accommodation

• Daycare - all breeds

• Boarding

• Long stay/short stay

Call now to book

in your cats &

dogs, inspections

welcome anytime!

aLameDa

kenneLs & cattery

271 Dyers Road

Ph 384 1297 or 0274 587 067

www.alameda.nz

Situations Vacant

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

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belief you bring to your

business and wellness.

As a coach I have conversations

to empower you to:

• Greater vision

• Strategy

• Lower your stress

Trades & Services

• Sleep better

• Improve life/work balance

• Grow wellness and resilience

Individual, group or

Workplace Wellness.

Connect with me today.

Call Gillian: 0275640068

E: gillian@gillarna.com

www.gillarna.com

“I WILL TURN UP

WHEN I SAY I WILL”

Need a certified and reliable plumber for filtration

systems or hot water cylinder replacement?

Bathroom upgrades or refurbishments?

FREE CALL

TEXT

EMAIL

Travel Tickets

& Accessories

0508 H2O BOY

426 269

027 245 5100

NICK@NICKJONESPLUMBING.CO.NZ

Trades & Services

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

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree and hedge trimming

Stump grinding

Tree removal

Gardening

Landscaping

CALL us 021 405 277

Professional

Garden Services

• Regular garden

maintenance

• Pruning, spraying,

weeding, mowing

• Planting solutions

• Garden makeovers

Qualified with 40 years

experience

Phone Richard

027 4918 234

03 349 4022

DRIVEWAYS

paths, patios, decking,

exposed aggregate,

coloured / plain concrete

Fence staining

FREE QUOTE

LBP BuILDERS

PHONE jOHN:

027 224 2831

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

PAINTING

older painter

for older houses

50 years in trade

“All the skills”

GST FREE

Contact Jimmy Bell

0211221487

Trades & Services

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

trade price!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

ROOF

PAINTING 24/7

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

20% OFF other

roof quotes

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

water blasting.

Moss and mould

treatment $300.

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Trades & Services

repairs, bathroom/shower

Deep clean, soap scum,

deposits . Comp prices.

foundations, ph 342 9340

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms,

Free quotes. Discount for

pensioners. Ph Mike 03

AAA HANDYMAN

licensed carpenter

LBP, all property and

building maintenance,

installations, with free

quotes 03 383 1927 or 027

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

AA SHOWER

CLEANING

water stains, mineral

Gold card disc. Ph 021 022

824 85

BRICK & BLOCK

LAYING

all restoration work

and new work plus

or 021 853 033

BUILDER QUALIfIED

Kitchens, Renovations,

Repairs & Extensions

980 9771 or 027 2266 930


40 The Star Thursday May 6 2021

Trades & Services

Your local guide to our

Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals

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

DECORATORS

ELECTRICIAN

Contact for a free quote

phone 027 331 0400

davewsimpson@windowslive.com

Experienced Domestic Electrician

Quality Workmanship

• New Build

• Renovations

• Fault finding

PLUMBER

NEED A PLUMBER

Call us now for fast friendly service.

Get your problems sorted out

quick smart - on time!!

Phone for a

FREE

quote now.

New Paint • Repaints

Wallpapering • Fences

Feature Walls

Floor & Roof Painting

Spray Painting

Light Commercial

Restoring Timber

* Finance available (T’s & C’s apply)

Selwyn based but service the whole of Canterbury

www.andertondecorators.co.nz

www.facebook.com/andertondecorators

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

• Power

• Lighting

• Switchboards

Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

SCRAP METAL

Dominion Trading Co Ltd

• Scrap metal buyers

• Canterbury owned & operated

• Top prices paid $$$

• Open Saturday morning

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

www.happyscrappy.co.nz

03 343 9993 333 Blenheim Rd

DRIVEWAYS

Exposed Aggregate

Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

landscaping

Landscape

Construction and

Garden Maintenance

You can have your gardens, trees,

shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best

all year round, for a great price.

Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

• Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

New Home Landscaping

Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features

• Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual

• Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

Gas FittinG & GuttER CLEaninG

High reach gutter cleaning machine.

No job too big or small.

Local family run Christchurch/

Redcliffs business for all plumbing,

drainage & gas work.

Free Quotes

Call Morgan 0223 758 506

Visit our website - www.mtpd.co.nz

Email - morgan@mtpd.co.nz

Towing

For safe, damage free

car transportation

call Ashley’s Tow Taxi

Special care for special cars

ASHLEY’S TOW TAXI

Breakdown & Relocation

0800 TOW TAXI • 0800 869 8294

Driveways

SWAINS

KIWI KERB

(Since 2005)

Over 22 Years Experience

Quality

Workmanship

• Driveways

• Kerb &

Channel

• Garden Edging

Freephone: 0800 081 400

swainskiwikerb@gmail.com

Mailer Deliveries

For a local, reliable

mailer delivery

service contact

Star Media

• Newspaper inserts

• Magazine inserts

• Letterbox deliveries

• Urban & Rural deliveries

For a cost effective, targeted

delivery please call 03 379 7100

or email mike@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi

ROOF REPAIRS

Locally owned & operated with

over 30 years experience.

• Extensions & repair • Roof coating

• Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol

• Malthoid • Asbestos Certified

• Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278

or 021 223 4200

E: dave@beaumontroofing.co.nz

BEAUMONT ROOFING LTD

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Need it?

Rent it!

No Bond

Free Delivery

Free Repair

Great Student Deals

Canterbury Owned & Operated

Free Call Now:

0800 717 000

Trades & Services

BUILDER QUALIFIED

Decks, T & G Flooring,

Villa Restoring, New

Homes, Weatherboards.

Free Quotes. Bennet &

Sons Ltd Sam 027 496-

9362 or Tony 027 224-

0374

BUILDER,

HANDYMAN,

MAINTENANCE

Have peace of mind with

a fully qualified owner

operater LBP. Available

for all jobs around the

home, commercial or

rental property (extremely

experienced in Healthy

Homes Reporting and

all Remedial works) Call

Chris on 027 3888 211

BUILDER

New builds, alterations,

decks, fencing. 30 yrs in

the trade has given me

ability to build to a high

standard. Free quotes. Ph

Brent 027 241 7471

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

CARPENTER

BUILDER

Or Apply Online:

www.a4r.co.nz

Trades & Services

ELECTRICIAN

All types of domestic

& commercial work

undertaken, new housing,

city -wide. No call out

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

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

alterations, extensions,

ranges, security lights,

quick response, efficient

service, free quotes,

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.

Licensed Building Weeding, planting,

Practitioner no. 100981. mulching & light pruning.

All carpentry & building $25 per hour.Ph Wendy

repairs & maintenance. 027 282 8515

Alterations & property GASFITTING

upgrades.Laundries / N.T. Gas Services.

bathroom / kitchens Domestic gas installations.

replaced. Specialising in Reg Craftsman Gas Fitter.

replacement of all rotten Ph Nick 021 892 491

timber, fascia boards, GLAZIER

window, windowsills etc.

Glass repairs - pet doors

John Sandford, ph 329

- conservatory roofs. Exp

4616, mob 027 5189 598

Tradesman. Call Bill on

johnsandford2@gmail.

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

com

HANDY - DAN

CLEANING SERVICE

Home - Rentals -Home General Handyman for

Help. Competitive rates. all your maintenance

Ph Amanda 0274 761 602 requirements. I specialise

COMPUTER REPAIRS in fences and decking, also

FAST

do spouting cleans and

Friendly experienced repairs and everyday home

techs available to help you

now. Christchurch based.

maintenance. NO JOB TO

BIG OR SMALL I can do

All work guaranteed. it all, please don’t hesitate

Computer Help 0800 349

669

CONCRETE CUTTING

to call me on 022 600 7738

for a no obligation free

quote.

Affordable Concrete HANDYMAN

Cutting with Quality, and Small jobs specialists. eg:

removal work. Free quote. drippy taps, sticky doors,

No job to small. Phone 027 locks, moss spraying etc.

442-2219, Fax 359-6052 Discount for pensioners.

a/h 359- 4605

Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

ELECTRICIAN

668 @oddjobs2018

Registered, electrical

HANDYMAN

installation and repairs,

Gorbie Electrical, ph 021

For all those odd jobs. Ph

026 73375 or 03 322 4209 027 294 1508

ELECTRICIAN

HOME CLEANING

Available, 30 years SERVICES

experience, immediate Regular Weekly or

start, competitive rate,

ph Brian 027 433 9548

No Call out fee

Fortnightly. Ring Vivien

at 03 365 8422 for free

quotation


Incorporating

ISSUE 685 | FrIday 16 aprIl 2021

See inside for this week's

Ce l 021 8 5 84

PH 03 web

2013 Lexus Ls460

Black leather, airbags, rear

radio control, climate control,

82,130kms, 10 airbags,

reverse camera, cruise

control, and much more .

$39,999 inc.

A fordable new parts available for BMW / MERCEDES BENZ

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Cannot be Beaten!

• Talk to us about finance for your next

motor vehicle purchase

Specialising in Finance for Private Purchases

Very quick a provals, sensational interest rates

• From no deposit (terms & conditions may a ply)

Cnr Main South Rd and Epsom Rd, Christchurch

Ph: 0 348 4129 | avoncityford.com

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CAR AUDIO CAR SECURITY

AUDIO VISUAL CE LULAR

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5.7 litre V8, auto, 7 seater, a loys,

tints, ro l bar, alarm, towbar.

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See page 13 for more!

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The biggest range of vehicles in one location!

2 09 Subaru

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condition, drives we l

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Trades & Services

Trades & Services

MOBILE CAR TREE SERVICES

CLEANING SERVICES Hedges, shrubs, tree

We come to you where trimming & removal,

ever you are. Ring us rubbish removal, Ph for

at 03 281 8054 for free free quotes 022 540 4900

quotation.

TREE SERVICES

PAINTER,QuALIfIEd

Hedges, shrubs, tree

local professional, Int /

trimming & removal,

Ext,roofs,wallpaper, call

rubbish removal, Ph for

or text Corban 027 846

free quotes 022 540 4900

5035

PAINTING

WINdOW CLEANING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30 Average 3 brm house

yrs exp, same day quotes, inside or out from $45.

ph Steve 021 255 7968 Both from $80 Phone

PAINTING

All jobs, none too small.

Trevor 344-2170

WINdOW CLEANING

Free quotes Affordable Brown & White Ltd.

rates. Seniors discounts.

James 0220 652 637

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

PAINTING

PLASTERING

Free quotes. Int/ext & Tuition

roof painting Family run

business, work guaranteed.

COMPUTER LESSONS

Pensioner discounts. Ph avail for computer, IPad,

Kerin or Paul 022 191 or Mobile. Please contact

7877 or 379-1281. Website Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

www.swedekiwipainting. computertutor.nz

co.nz

PLASTER MASONRY Wanted To Buy

PAINTING, TILING,

WALLPAPERING

Roofing & Brick Repairs,

Stucco, Fixing, Stopping,

Cracks & Holes. Small

jobs ok. Property Repairs

.30 yrs exp. Gary 3428950

/ 021 529 022

PLASTERER

WANTED

SLEEPOUTS

Sleepouts Galore

Phone Finn for all your Buyers and sellers of

relocatable buildings

interior plastering needs. 11 Brixton Street, Hornby

No job too small - Phone: 349 9633

renovations, alterations,

holes & cracks. Free

STEVE PURCELL

quotes. I’ll beat any quote

ANTIQUES

by 10% .25 yrs exp. Canty

born. Ph 022 087 4351

PLASTERING (INT) BUYING

and small painting jobs

Experience and NOW

Excellence. Small to

Gold jewellery,

Medium job specialists

in all aspects of Interior watches, coins,

Plastering. Please call Tim medals, scrap

022 5380959

REMOVALS

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

Small furniture removals, original paintings,

have own van, can fit

modern art.

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn, 351 9139

bedding, boxes etc, honest

stevepurcellantiques.com

& reliable, any area AAA Buying goods

considered, ph Chch 027 quality furniture, beds,

517 7001

stoves, washing machines,

ROOfING SERVICES

fridge freezers. Same day

Metal roofing & spouting. service. Selwyn Dealers.

Butyl rubber and flat

Phone 980 5812 or 027

rooves. Repairs, reroof

313 8156

and new build. 25 yrs

experience.NZ Cert

and LBP qualified. Free Wanted To Buy

quotes. Call Elliot 332-

9662 / 027 237 9431

RuBBISH REMOVAL

ALWAYS

Van & Trailer Rubbish BUYING

Removal. Free quotes. Ph

Gary 342-8950, 021 529

Estates, China,

022

Antiques, Art, Royal

SPOuTING

Albert, Royal Doulton

Select Spouting

etc. Best Prices,

The PVC specialist. Free Appraisal. Call

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

SPOuTING CLEANING

Rob at 349-4229 or

027 299 7232

academyantiques.co.nz

SPECIALIST

Entire spouting system Wanted To Buy

cleared. Single or 2 storey.

Jo 021 164 0365

A1 Albums, old photo’s,

SPOuTING CLEANING postcards, coins, gold,

Spouting Unblocked, bank notes, badges,

Cleaned Out and Flushed medals, jewellery,

Out, Call Trevor 332 8949 watches, china, crystal,

or 021 043 2034

STuMP GRINdING

books,

clothing,

furs, vintage

paintings,

Best price guarantee Tony furniture, estates &

0275 588 895

downsizing. Etcetera

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Antiques, 194 Edgeware

Rd 385 5117

Tree, hedge or shrub A+ Household effects,

- reduction, shaped or fridges, freezers, washing

removed. Ph/text Paul machines, ovens. Good

The Branch Manager

0274314720

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

Wanted To Buy

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

A records and Hi-Fi

gear wanted. Pennylane

Sydenham. 7 days. Ph

366-3278

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

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

Public Notices

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

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.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai

You are all most welcome to join us for the

START AGM

Thursday 20th May 2021

6pm for a shared meal

7pm for the AGM

@ START’s Premises:

18 Queenswood Gardens, Mairehau

Please RSVP by 18th May to phone 355-4414

Senior Citizens

Outings

with Companion Driving Service Ltd

Friday 18 June

ChCh - Kaikoura by coach

- dinner and overnight.

SaTurday 19 June

Kaikoura - Picton by train

- dinner and overnight.

Sunday 20 June

Picton - Kaikoura by coach

then onto ChCh by train.

Our price of $849.00 includes free pick up

and drop off service. All nice accommodation

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OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENT

16,065 copies delivered every week

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

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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

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stories and co-ordinating news gathering for

the Ashburton Courier.

The successful applicant will be selfmotivated,

tenacious and have a passion for

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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

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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

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people on a permanent basis across our 15 sites in the South Island.

We operate across multiple media platforms (print, on-line, digital)

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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

Coming up...FRI 14 MAY, 7PM

Like,totally awesome

80night

FEATURING THE

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hits of the 80's

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To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

Treat Mum

& be in to win!

$45pp

Children

Normal Price

This Sunday - Lunch or Dinner

BAR HOURS

MON 3PM-10PM

TUES & WEDS 11.30AM

THURS 11AM | FRI 11.30AM

SAT & SUN 11AM

Closing times will vary.

Complimentary drinks

for Mum & chocolates

for the table.

LUCKY

DRAW

GRAND PRIZE:

2 Nights at Saxton Lodge

in Nelson.

OTHER PRIZES:

La Mode Hair Salon

Voucher

& Meal Vouchers

T&C's apply

THIS SUNDAY

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



Bookings Essential PH 386 0088

fb.com/GardenRestaurantBuffet

www.gardenhotel.co.nz

Mother's Day High Tea

THIS SUNDAY IN GBC

$28pp (minimum 2 people)

MORNING & AFTERNOON TEA

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

FRIDAY

MEMBER DRAW

3x $500

LIVE RUGBY

THE AOTEAROA

SUPER RUGBY

GRAND FINAL!

SATURDAY 7.05PM

CRUSADERS v CHIEFS

MOTHER'S DAY - THIS SUNDAY

COMPLIMENTARY BUBBLES FOR

DINING MUMS IN WHITFORD'S

LIVE MUSIC NEXT SATURDAY

ROBBIE DREWAutumn Dance

N E W

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NEW BAR/BISTRO MENU

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BAR OPEN THU - SUN EVENINGS

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COME DANCING

with Lynne Chaney & friends

This Sunday 9th May, from 1.30pm

Papanui RSA, 55 Bellvue Rd. $2 Entry.


Thursday May 6 2021 The Star 43

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 6 to Wednesday 12 May 2021

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Christchurch’s

smoking hot BLUES BAR. Friday 8pm - A

Night of Funk with Eat My Shorts. Saturday

8pm - Sign of the Firebird.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Thursday 7.30pm - CWB (Cathcart Walsh

Blaikie), free; 9.30pm - Revolucion Thursdays

Latin dancing with DJ Zee, free. Friday

5.30pm - Clube do Choro's Brazilian Jam,

free; 9pm - Bite the Bullet (covers), free.

Saturday 9pm - The Dadz, free. Sunday 4pm

-Sunday Sesh with The Cha5ers & The High

Kats, free. Monday 7pm - Quiz. Tuesday 8pm

- Stand-up comedy night, free.

BILL'S BAR, 1 Halswell Rd: Thursday

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

Accent duo. Sunday 7pm - Mickey Rat's

Karaoke.

BOO RADLEYS, Level 1, 98 Victoria St:

Thursday 9pm - Topia. Friday 8pm - Kate

Owen; 10.30pm - The Fillet duo. Saturday

8pm - Caitlin Joy; 10.30pm - Mirrors.

Wednesday 7.30pm - South Street Blues Trio;

9.30pm - Open Mic Night.

CASSELS BLUE SMOKE, Garlands Rd:

Saturday 15 May 8.30pm - Beastwars 10 year

anniversary tour with special guests Earth

Tongue, tickets at undertheradar.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, 30 Victoria

St: Friday 6pm - Lissel; 9.15pm - Rockabella.

Saturday 6pm - Natalie Elms; 9.15pm -

D'Sendantz.

HORNBY CLUB, Carmen Rd: Friday 7pm

- Jo's Karaoke. Saturday 7pm - Sweet Azz.

Sunday 5pm - Mother's Day with Norm

Bland.

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven Quay: Friday

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

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

MICKY FINNS, 85a Hereford St: Friday -

Uncovered. Saturday - Smoke & Mirrors.

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

Dan Sharp is currently on tour with

his new EP, 'Water Went Away'.

The Taupo-based singer/songwriter

is renown for his honest, gritty and

soulful songs. Don't miss this chance

to see him at the Wunderbar in Lyttelton

tomorrow night with Leighton Fairlie

and Chris Lake.

NEW BRIGHTON CLUB, 202 Marine

Pde: Friday 14 May 7pm - Mama Rock.

RICHMOND CLUB, 75 London St: Friday

7pm - Cantora. Saturday 7pm - Mockingbird.

Sunday 3pm - Andy Genge.

RIVERSIDE MARKET, 98 Oxford Tce:

Thursday 6pm - Live jazz feat. Brad Kang,

$10 entry.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St, Hornby:

Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday 8.30pm -

Misfitz.

THE CUBAN, 236 St Asaph St: Friday

6.30pm - Live music with Brent Love.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

Friday 7.30pm - Open Mic & Jam. Saturday

8pm - Sins of Eve & guests. Wednesday 9pm

- Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and

Peter K Malthus). Saturday 5th June - Black

Sabbath Tribute performed by After Forever

with support from Sabotage Theory

performing Soundgarden, tickets $20 at bar or

online at cosmicticketing.co.nz, door sales

$30.

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd,

Addington: Friday 9.30pm - X-Files Duo.

Saturday 9.30pm - Red Zone. Sunday 6pm -

Lance Kiwi Karaoke. Tuesday 7pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 143 Hargood St:

Next Saturday 7pm - Robbie Drew Autumn

Dance.

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON, 19 London

St, Lyttelton: Thursday 8.30pm - Estère,

tickets at undertheradar.co.nz. Friday 7.30pm

- Dan sharp with Leighton Fairlie & Chris

Lake, tickets at dansharpmusic.com. Saturday

8pm - Sid Wanderer (psychedelic loops) &

Subatomic (northen monkey noise), $10

entry. 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

$19

at Hornby Club

MOTHER’S DAY

Kid’s 2 course

special

Treat

Mum!

We are family

friendly.

Great Kids menu

plus designated

play area.

THIS SUNDAY

$13

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

LIVE MUSIC IN THE PAVILION

Friday 7pm: JO'S KARAOKE

Saturday 7pm: SWEET AZZ

Sunday 5pm: NORM BLAND

AOTEAROA SUPER RUGBY LIVE

grand final Saturday 7.05pm

CRUSADERS v CHIEFS

Mother's Day

Buffets

BOOKINGS

ESSENTIAL

OYSTER

LUNCH

WEDNESDAY 26 MAY

Battered oysters

served with chips & salad

1 DOZEN $30 • 1/2 DOZEN $20

Complimentary glass of house wine,

tap beer or soft drink included.

PRE-PAID TICKETS ONLY

AVAILABLE AT RECEPTION

LUNCH & DINNER

THIS SUNDAY

$35 PER PERSON

CHILDREN $1 PER YEAR OF AGE

(UP TO 12 YEARS)

Coming Attraction

PLUS Johnny Cash

FRIDAY 21 MAY, 8PM

Tickets $20 available from the Club

Come on down!

17 CARMEN RD. PH. 03 349 9026

WWW.HORNBYWMC.CO.NZ

WHAT’S ON AT THE RICHMOND CLUB

FRIDAY 7PM

CANTORA

SATURDAY 7PM

MOCKINGBIRD

in the Junction

SUPER

RUGBY

AOTEAROA

FINAL

CRUSADERS

v CHIEFS

Saturday 7.05pm

in the Taproom

SUNDAY 3PM

ANDY GENGE

75 London St, Richmond

Christchurch 8013

P: 03 389 5778

theborough.nz

richmondclub.nz


44 The Star Thursday May 6 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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Online

Nationwide

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PLUS HEAPS more super deals online & in store!

AUTUMN SALE ENDS 31.05.21.

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Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

targetfurniture.co.nz

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

Sale Excludes Accessories.


Thursday May 6 2021 The Star 45

Bigger Better Bush Inn!

The Provedore, Briscoes,

unbelievable food and hospitality

outlets and over 65 great stores!

The Provedore

Grocery Market

Corey Winder Master Butcher and

Euro Deli now open!

The Source Bulk Foods now open!

Tank Juice now open!

Salmon Heaven now open!

V Mart Supermarket now open!

Aroma Bakery now open!

Super Bazaar - House of Spices now open!


46 The Star Thursday May 6 2021

Have you visited The Provedore yet?

The Provedore – our speciality grocery and

provisions market is gaining in popularity

as even more stores are opening with Super

Bazaar House of Spices now open also!

The Provedore has all you will find in a

supermarket plus so much more with our line

up of speciality provisions retailers!

With nothing else like this in the city make us

your weekly grocery shopping destination –

come in and have a look.

Unbelievable Food Line up!

When you’ve done your

shopping whether you want

fast food, breakfast or dinner

we reckon we have the best

line up of food outlets in the

city! From Burger Fuel and

Lone Star to Smokeshack

BBQ, Tuk Tuk Thai, Kebab Inn

we have over 30 eateries – you

wont go hungry at Bush Inn !

We also have over 60 local and national stores to choose from

From services like BNZ, NZ Post, Phonefix, Copyprint and Mr Minit , to

boutique fashion, Fascino Shoes, Leather Direct, All About a Girl and of

course the wonderful Caroline Eve.

Petersens Jewellers, Frontrunner, health and beauty stores including

Unichem, OK Gift Mart, Haircare Market, Haircuts For Haircuts and Be a

Beauty.

Our new Waberi Bakery is also now open as well as Jinabob Korean Foods

and so much more – come on in now!


Thursday May 6 2021 The Star 47

If you’re still not ready to come over to

Bush Inn, here are some offers from our

team to make your visit worthwhile!

The Source

Bulk Foods

Buy a jar of our new

toothpaste tabs

and receive a free

toothbrush

(valid until 23rd May)

Haircuts for

Haircuts

Haircuts for the entire

family. No appointment

necessary. Don’t forget

our loyalty card, every

8th haircut is FREE.

Corey Winder

Master

Butcher and

Euro Deli

Huge range of gluten-free

products now available

including pies, sausage rolls

and savouries with much

more to come!

Salmon Heaven

15% off our gourmet pizzas and

pies, also with gluten free and

vegan options. Exciting new

flavours in our deep dish pies –

pork belly, butter chicken, steak

and field mushroom, salmon,

silverside and mash…. And so

much more!

Valid until Sunday 23rd May

Super Bazaar House of Spices

Amul/Verka Ghee 1 Litre - $15.99ea

Onions 5kg Red - $5.99, Yellow - $4.99

Bikano Suji Rusk 600gm - $5.99

Bikano Fruit Cake Rusk 400gm - $5.99

Maggi Masala Noodles 4pk - 3 for $5


48 The Star Thursday May 6 2021

Our gift

to you!

ENJOY A FREE*

AMBER FIG HAND

CREAM 100ML

WHEN YOU SPEND $50

OR MORE ON LINDEN LEAVES.

*Limit one gift per customer, while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be made in a single transaction and

excludes clearance items. Excludes already reduced items. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.

Gift with purchase is a Amber Fig 100ml valued at $27.99 by Linden Leaves.

Leather

Direct

Over 1000 formal

dresses in stock

SALE ON NOW!

This one only

$149.90 while

stocks last!

front Runner

20% off all rugby/

football boots

(while stocks last)

bUSH INN SHOPPING CENTRE

All About a Girl

Haircare Market

Be a Beauty

Hair Cuts for Haircuts

BNZ

Leather Direct

Briscoes

Lincraft

Caroline Eve

Mister Minit

Copy That

OK Mart

Elite Meats

Petersens Jewellers

Fascino Shoes

PhoneFix NZ

Sunshine Travel

TAB Sports Bar

The Front Runner

The Main Skein

The Nail Shop

Unichem Pharmacy

Waberi Bakers

THE PROvEDORE

Corey Winder Master

Butcher and European Deli

The Source Bulk Foods

Tank Juice

Salmon Heaven

V-Mart Boutique

Supermarket

Super Bazaar House of

Spices

Aroma Bakery

bUSH INN CENTRE TRADING HOURS

9am – 5pm Weekdays

10am -4pm Sundays

fOOD OUTLETS

Black & White Coffee

Cartel

Burger Fuel

Carl’s Jr

Coffee Culture

Corianders

Dubba Dubba

Hachi Hachi

Jinabob Korean Food

Kebab Inn

Lone Star

Moko Sublime Cafe

Muffin Break

New York Deli

Noodle Station

Pizza Hut

Roast Ease

Shake Shed & Co

Shanghai Street

Dumplings

Smokeshack BBQ

The Sushi Company

Tuk Tuk Thai Street

PUbLIC HOLIDAyS

10:00am – 5:00pm

fOOD OUTLETS

11:30am – Until Late

LOCATION

Cnr Riccarton and Waimairi Roads,

Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

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