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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.

The experience provides

insight into how the 23 men

of Hillary’s team lived and

worked in the world’s most

extreme environment more

than 60 years ago.

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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Kids take virtual tour of Hillary’s hut

EXPERIENCE: Magnus

Dobson, year 5,

virtually navigates

Sir Edmund Hillary’s

Antarctic hut with

helper Matthew

Heath Williams

looking on.

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The Canterbury West Coast

Air Rescue helicopter service was

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

crews were

tasked to 869

missions, an

eight per cent

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increase in

mission numbers compared to

2019.

May is Chopper Appeal month,

and the Canterbury West Coast

Air Rescue team aims to raise

$200,000 over the next four weeks

to help get through the predictably

busy winter months ahead.

Trust chief executive Christine

Prince said the need for the choppers’

life-saving service increases

year on year. • Turn to page 7

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Home gets new life with church

• By Bea Gooding

A THREE-bedroom Lockwood

home destined for demolition

has been given a new purpose in

life in Papanui.

It used to stand in the heart of

Prebbleton and served as staff

quarters at the former Meadow

Mushrooms site on Springs Rd.

Rather than demolishing the

home to make room for a new

$170 million retirement village,

the Summerset Group decided

to donate it to the Papanui

Baptist Church.

The house was relocated to

its new home at Sawyers Arms

Rd on Tuesday, where it will be

refurbished and used to expand

the church’s community activity.

“We are absolutely delighted

with this gift. It’s going to make

such a difference to our ability

to expand our community

activity,” said Papanui Baptist

Church elder Greg Scott.

“It needs a fair amount of

renovation as it hasn’t been

used for quite some time, but

it’s a wonderful house. Being a

Lockwood house, it’s very strong

and robust – we think it’ll be a

good one to renovate.”

The church is the umbrella

organisation that oversees

the Papanui Baptist Freedom

Trust and strongly supports the

ON THE MOVE: A three-bedroom Lockwood home from

Prebbleton has been donated to the Papanui Baptist

Church.

Papanui Youth Development

Trust.

Through these trusts, a

number of community activities

are run from the church, such

as music classes, lunches, social

English for migrants, games and

creative sewing.

Over time, the house will

be used to help accommodate

some of these activities that are

usually based at the church.

But for now, it will house trust

workers to enable them to live

within the community they

serve.

Having some of the workers

based closer to the church

enabled them to see issues on the

ground first-hand.

“Embedding in our

community is important to us,

especially for the benefit of the

people who are struggling with

housing, or loneliness,” said

Scott.

“It will be a place for

people who are active in the

community to get to know their

neighbours, rather than coming

from different parts of the city.”

Senior design manager

Craig Given, of the Summerset

development team, did not see

a need to demolish a perfectly

good home.

“It made no sense to demolish

it even though it would be

quicker, so we thought: ‘Here’s

a good crowd who will put it to

good use,’” he said.

“They provide great

community support in a number

of ways, and they also had the

availability of land.”

Summerset was recently

granted resource consent

to build its new Prebbleton

retirement village, with

construction expected to start in

January next year.

It will offer 290 independent

homes, including serviced

apartments, care rooms, and

a state-of-the-art memory

care centre for residents with

dementia.

It will be its fourth village

across Canterbury.

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at the Richmond Ave and John

Paterson Drive intersection,

with additional road markings

throughout the Longhurst

subdivision to remind drivers

of the 40km/h speed limit. The

current speed table, installed

as a result of more traffic from

the Christchurch Southern

Motorway, is the same colour

as the road around it, therefore

drivers have had difficulty seeing

it to slow down. A staff report

will be provided to the board in

the coming weeks.

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and security purposes. The grant

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Hornby-Riccarton Community

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response fund. The library has

been experiencing a spate of

crimes in the last year, including

repeated cases of graffiti, theft,

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From army life to rescuing and

• By Bea Gooding

MARK WEAVER had a lot more

time to spare after concluding

20 years of service with the

army reserve, so that’s when he

decided to rescue the abandoned

dogs of Canterbury.

It started with the adoption

of his first dog – Weaver was

training his black labrador collie

cross when he thought to put

those skills to good use at the

Dogwatch Sanctuary Trust.

Four years later, he has pawed

his way to the top, from training,

walking and exercising

the rescued dogs from pounds

across the region, to ensuring the

rehoming process runs smoothly

as the trust’s new chairman.

It was a long way from the

tours he served in East Timor

and Egypt, and his current

project management job, but his

affinity with animals meant he

has always been conscious for

ensuring they were treated with

respect.

“I haven’t always had a dog, I

grew up with cats,” he said

“But I’ve always had an affinity

with animals, and I’ve always

been conscious for ensuring

they’re treated the right way.

“I’ve always had that mindset

that you’ve got to give back to

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

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

the community, so that’s part of

it, the other part is improving

the lives of the dogs – it’s just as

important as improving the lives

of the people who adopt [them].”

Dogwatch rescues, cares for,

and rehomes dogs that have been

abandoned at council pounds in

Christchurch, Selwyn, Rangiora

and Ashburton, for the last 39

years.

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the pound can no longer keep

them, especially if owners do not

come forward, or if they were

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their moral and legal responsibility

when owning a dog to prevent

dogs from being seized by the

city council in the first place, by

providing advice, food, bedding

and crates.

“We’re just trying to be a ‘sign’

at the top of the hill rather than

the ambulance at the bottom.”

Last year alone, 160 dogs were

rehomed. It was about the average

number of canines that were

adopted out each year since the

trust was established nearly four

decades ago.

The original founders were

not satisfied with the conditions

of the city council’s pound back

then, so they started to rescue

and foster the vulnerable dogs

themselves, growing into what it

is today.

Said Weaver: “I think it’s

rewarding to see a dog that

comes in that’s just terrified of

everything, and over time, with

the right understanding, that

dog turns around and becomes

the quintessential, happy dog.

“It’s why you do it – it’s why

you’re out there, in the rain and

the cold, picking up dog poo and

doing the less glamorous bits.”

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rehoming abandoned dogs

From puppies to seniors of a

variety of breeds, there was always

someone for every dog – but

when the time was right.

Weaver said that process was

often a challenge as many dogs

had difficulties adjusting upon

arrival at the trust.

Some had been chained up in

backyards all their life. They were

never exposed to other dogs or

people, so building trust took time.

“One of the most challenging

things is knowing what some of

these dogs have been through

and knowing that sort of thing

happens in our world,” he said.

“But you can’t dwell on it because

it’s not good for you or the

dog. You’ve just got to put that

behind you and try help the dog

develop other behaviours that

will be better suited in a family

environment.”

Weaver, originally from Rotorua,

was one of 80 volunteers for

four years prior to his election as

the trust’s new chairman towards

the end of last year.

It was something to do when

his stint in the army reserve

finally came to an end; initially

joining to challenge himself.

Formally known as the Territorial

Force, the reserve is a

component of the New Zealand

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

Army, and is there to “fill out”

the regular force.

Soldiers train part-time a few

weeks each year to achieve a

standard good enough to join

the regular force in deployments

overseas, including Civil Defence

matters in NZ.

Working full-time as a project

director for large commercial

buildings, Weaver’s employer,

Calder Stewart, gave him six

months off work nearly a decade

ago to serve in Sinai, Egypt.

In 2002, he served in East Timor,

during their civil war.

Said Weaver: “I ended up being

the assistant operations officer

working in the battalion headquarters.

Because of my project

management background, I was

also involved in starting the

rebuild of some schools and medical

centres that were destroyed

during the civil war.

“The civil war had pretty much

ended, the problems there was

crime more than anything else –

a lot of extortion, blackmail, that

sort of stuff.”

The tour in Sinai saw him as a

chief instructor for the Multinational

Force.

Similar to the United Nations,

14 countries monitor the peace

treaty between Egypt and Israel

and provide troops to support

that mission.

“My job was to organise all the

training and for various troops

coming in from different nations

to get up to the same standard,

to be able to operate the equipment.”

A “fair bit of shooting” during

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the army reserve training years

influenced his love of long-range

rifle shooting.

Weaver’s other love – his first

dog – may have been a labrador

collie cross, but it was the bull

breeds, specifically the staffordshires,

mastiffs and pitbulls that

he cherished the most.

“Those sorts of dogs – they’re

just absolute goofballs and they’re

incredibly affectionate and playful,”

he said.

“They’ll keep running and

playing all day – just fantastic.”

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Experience aims to inspire next generation of explorers

• From page 1

“Most people will never get

the chance to visit Antarctica so

virtual reality is a fantastic way

to give people a glimpse of what

it would be like to visit this

special place.

“Hopefully the fascinating

stories of what Sir Ed and

his team achieved furthering

science and exploration will

inspire the next generation of

explorers.”

Hillary’s hut was Scott

Base’s first building and was

built by a team led by Sir Ed to

support the Commonwealth

Trans-Antarctic Expedition and

the International Geophysical

Year.

The trust cares for this hut and

four other historic expedition

bases in Antarctica. The trust

conserved Hillary’s hut in time

for Scott Base’s 60th anniversary

in 2017.

Users can tour the five

rooms of the building, viewing

hundreds of artefacts from the

early years of New Zealand’s

Antarctic programme, while

learning more about New

Zealand’s first presence in

Antarctica.

Ryman Healthcare and Dulux

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for the project.

Veronica Khorozova

(above) and Tumu

Nooapii, both year 5

tour the hut.

Gabriela Roldan of the Antarctic

Heritage Trust helps Magnus

Dobson, year 5 get into his Antarctic

clothing before his VR experience.

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Rainy Day in Spring. It was made

of recycled materials to represent

the children’s favourite season.

Tock, the time travelling environmental

robot, recently visited

the kindergarten to deliver their

prize and congratulate them.

Kindergarten staff said: “We

are really excited about winning

this competition. I think it was

great as we did a big thing about

sustainability and were able to

not only involve children but

whanau as well. We even had

electricity-free day and wheels or

walk day.

TOCK.earth co-founder June

Burney said: “This is exactly

what TOCK.earth is about, our

goal is for schools and children

to feel empowered by the Tock

programme.”

Kindercare Wigram Skies is

just one of many pre-school and

junior classes which the Tock

team visited last term as part of

TOCK.earth created by husband

and wife team Ian and June

Burney.

With support from the city

council’s sustainability fund,

Tock and the Tock team are

delivering free visits/workshops

FIRST PLACE: TOCK.earth co-founder June Burney,

along with Isla Honeybone and Oscar Penston, celebrate

Kindercare Wigram Skies’ winning entry into the term 1

school environmental challenge. ​

to pre-schools and junior classes

across Christchurch aimed at

inspiring the younger generation

with fun ways that they can help

to care for the earth.

The programme includes a

child-friendly website, songs,

stories and regular competitions

centred around the character

Tock.

Any schools or centres

interested in booking a free visit

from TOCK during term 3 and

4 can can do so at www.TOCK.

earth.

115 landings in six weeks

on new hospital helipad

• From page 1

“From Saturday, May 1,

to Monday, May 3, the crew

responded to nine missions

across the region, including

cardiac, maternity, several interhospital

transfers and accidents.

We anticipate mission numbers

will steadily increase as we head

into winter,” she said.

“Our service watches over

the lives of more than 600,000

people across the South Island.

We are gearing up for the

colder months ahead, as cool

temperatures and outdoor

activities increase the risk of

accident injuries and medical

missions.”

A Canterbury West Coast

Air Rescue 2020 Impact Report

showed the Christchurch-based

crews attended 627 missions

last year, compared with 545

missions in 2019, an increase of

13 per cent.

The West Coast Roa Mining

helicopter also had a busy year

in 2020, with the Greymouthbased

crew flying 242

missions.

The majority of callouts for

the Canterbury crew were

responding to accidents (48 per

cent), medical events (33 per

cent) and inter-hospital transfers

(19 per cent).

The new Christchurch

Hospital helipad opened in

November, and there were 115

landings in its first six weeks of

operation.

The West Coast crew were

responding to callouts for mostly

medical events (50 per cent),

followed by accidents (32 per

cent) and inter-hospital transfers

(18 per cent).

The Covid-19 pandemic

gave the crews unprecedented

new challenges, and they were

prepared, with specialised

equipment and training, to

transfer Covid-19 patients as

part of the national response

team.

“Luckily we were not tasked to

any Covid-19-related events, but

we are highly prepared for any

future events,” Prince said.


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HOME & HEATING

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Get the balance

right this winter

Children to play big

part in planting project

MORE THAN 300

students from 16 schools

across the city will be

digging deep to continue

their native planting

regeneration work in the

eastern suburbs.

They are pooling their

resources on May 16 from

10am to plant an area on

the corner of Frosts and

Beach Rds.

It’s the fifth in an ambitious

long-term native

regeneration in the area,

spearheaded by Christ’s

College head of physics at

David Newton.

Launched in 2019, the

project pools the resources

of students who have so far

planted 5000 native trees

in part of New Brighton’s

red zone plan to add another

10,000 this year.

The children are from

Tuahiwi Kura, Burnside

Primary, Christchurch

Boys’ High School, St

Michael’s Church School,

Rawhiti Primary, Linwood

College, Shirley Boys’

High School, Avonside

Girls’ High, Christchurch

Girls’ High School, Christ’s

College, St Margaret’s

College, Rangi Ruru Girls’

School, St Andrew’s College,

Heaton Intermediate,

Christchurch South Intermediate

and Cathedral

Grammar.

Three further plantings

are planned in June, August

and September.

Said Newton: “Over the

next four years, we’re going

to complete the current

area we’re working on,

plant the QE II Adventure

Nature Trail and start

another large block

which is currently under

negotiation with the city

council.

“It’s an opportunity for

the students to practically

realise the positive impact

they can have on our community

and the planet by

each contributing a little

bit. Our work will grow a

forest that will be a lasting

memorial for their efforts.

“It demonstrates the

power ordinary people

have to change our city,

country and the planet by

helping mitigate climate

change and increasing

TEAM

EFFORT: More

than 300

students from

16 schools

across the

city will soon

take part in

a mammoth

plant

regeneration

project. ​

biodiversity.”

On Sunday, May 16, the

students will plant 3000

native seedlings, all grown

from eco-sourced seed

from the Travis Wetland.

The species include

totara, kahikatea,

akeake, black matipo,

lemonwood, manuka,

kanuka, coprosma robusta,

windgrass, carex secta, and

harakeke.

“We’ve selected these

plants to provide both

habitat and food for native

birds and lizards,” Newton

said.

“We want to see more

native birds in Christchurch,

and this is a huge opportunity

to plant a forest

that runs as a green spine

through the city.

“The best thing you can

do to encourage native

birdlife back to the city is

to plant trees that become

a year-round supply of bird

food.”

The replanting work

is being undertaken in

conjunction with city

council parks staff and

Land Information NZ.

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HOME & HEATING

Ground moisture barrier

under low sub-floor

Now with the colder and wetter weather on

its way, home owners are focusing on ways

to make their homes comfortable, warm

and healthy for their families throughout

winter. Rising damp is an issue that affects

many of our older properties which suffer

from poor, or no, ground moisture barrier.

In Canterbury especially, post-quake, many

people have relocated to homes that suffer

from rising damp which can be associated

with health problems. Independent tests have

shown that up to 40 litres of water can rise

from the ground and enter a house every day,

leading to mildew, mould, condensation and

musty smells. Moulds can produce various

allergic reactions and the frail, elderly and

very young are especially vulnerable.

Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd is a

locally owned and operated firm. The team

understands the problems caused by rising

damp and are there to help. They will come

to your damp home and pump a lightweight,

flowable foam concrete under your timber

floored home.

While insulation is important, it has been

recognised that it is dampness that is the real

villain in the house. The new Healthy Homes

Standards introduced by the government

effective from the 1st July 2019 now has

a requirement to install ground moisture

barriers, a key element in the armory to fight

moisture in the home.

Dr Larry Bellamy BE (hons) PhD in a

report dated 1988: Foam Concrete Under

Timber Floors: An Energy Analysis assessed

the effects of placing Foam Concrete over

damp soil and had this to say: Condensation

on the underside of a timber floor can occur

where the floor is suspended over damp

ground and the inside air temperature falls

close to the crawl space air temperature.

Much energy is required to vaporize moisture

that penetrates the structure. By avoiding

underfloor condensation, foam concrete can

reduce floor heat losses by up to 90%.

• Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd can in most

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Contact Canterbury Foam Concrete

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What makes a great

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There are a number of Heat Transfer

systems on the market. Smooth-Air

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components to optimise the system:

They use insulated duct to transfer

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possible. The fan moves sufficient air

for the distance and number of rooms,

without being noisy. The diffusers send

the heat to the floor, not to skim the across

the ceilings. All components are good

quality - designed to operate for years

without problems.

Smooth-Air’s HTUs come in a range

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without thermostat and with a choice

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energy efficiency in your house, as you are

using excess heat. They have low power

consumption - only 80watts for the three

room system. Circulating air

through the house also reduces

the risk of damp.

You can also choose the HTU

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which throw the warm air

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An average size living room

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Heat transfer units work best where very

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