Southern View: May 06, 2021

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THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2021

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Decked out Sumner Hub

van gets community moving

• By Samantha Mythen

THE SUMNER Hub’s van,

newly decked out with flash

logos, is seeing significant use

from the community since its

purchase late last year.

Sumner Hub co-ordinator

Charlie Hudson said the van

is well used by all sections of

the community, such as sports

teams and youth groups.

It is also used for school

education trips, transporting

the elderly to functions or

shopping, and is available for

private hire.

Said Hudson: “At its core,

the van is used to grow community.

It encourages groups

not only to love where they

live, but to also explore wider

Christchurch.”

The purchase of the new van

was made possible by the Ferrymead

Lions Club.

Said club president Bernie

Godden: “The Lions club is

delighted to see its investment

support growing community

and connection.”

More than two years ago,

the Sumner Community

Residents’ Association asked

the club for assistance in

raising funds to replace the old

van. • Turn to page 3

WHEELS: Ferrymead Lions Club past president Bill Newsom, Sumner Hub co-ordinator

Charlie Hudson and Ferrymead Lions Club president Bernie Godden in the new van.

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ONE OF THE region’s most

valuable rescue services is seeking

the public’s help.

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

Christine Prince

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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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

inter-hospital 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

• From page 1

The club then ran fundraising

events, including pea straw

sales and sausage sizzles, from

which they donated $3500 to

the purchase of the new van.

A further $9500 was donated

from the Lloyd Morgan Trust.

Each Lions member in NZ

makes a small donation to the

trust each year.

The residents’ association

raised the remaining funds

needed. After consulting with

the community and community

groups to assess what they

Air Rescue 2020 Impact Report

showed the Christchurchbased

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

needed, a vehicle was sourced

for community use in 2020.

Due to delays caused by

Covid-19, the new van was

purchased, delivered and

fitted out just before Christmas

with the help of Paul Kelly

Motors.

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.

Many fundraising events contributed to purchase

Said Godden: “The van is

now fully branded with logos

and is a bright, cheerful recognition

to all the people that

contributed to its purchase.”

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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

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].”

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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

surrendered from private situations,

such as deceased owners.

It operates from a two hectare,

purpose-built adoption centre

in Bromley with large outdoor

yards and exercise paddocks.

It also educated owners about

their moral and legal responsibility

when owning a dog to prevent

dogs from being seized by the

city council in the first place, by

providing advice, food, bedding

and crates.

“We’re just trying to be a ‘sign’

at the top of the hill rather than

the ambulance at the bottom.”

Last year alone, 160 dogs were

rehomed. It was about the average

number of canines that were

adopted out each year since the

trust was established nearly four

decades ago.

The original founders were

not satisfied with the conditions

of the city council’s pound back

then, so they started to rescue

and foster the vulnerable dogs

themselves, growing into what it

is today.

Said Weaver: “I think it’s

rewarding to see a dog that

comes in that’s just terrified of

everything, and over time, with

the right understanding, that

dog turns around and becomes

the quintessential, happy dog.

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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.

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playing all day – just fantastic.”

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The Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust is a non-profit

organisation formed to protect one of New Zealand’s

most important coastal wetlands. Each week, board

members will discuss matters regarding the estuary, its

rich history and what makes it unique. This week Tanya

Jenkins writes about restoration of Thistledown Reserve

ESTUARY MATTERS

Restoration draws wildlife back to reserve

THISTLEDOWN Reserve

is situated in Woolston, at

Thistledown Pl.

It comprises only 2258 sq m of

wetland area and is the source of

the Steam Wharf Stream which

connects with Heathcote River

at the Lyttelton Roundabout in

Ferry Rd.

A small city gem – a true example

of the original Canterbury

wetland with freshwater springs

continuously bubbling up keeping

this pure and clean water

temperature in the steam at a

constant cool 15 deg C.

Thirteen species of native

wetland birds had been recorded

there and 18 species of them have

been non-native.

The most common native

species being the grey warbler,

silvereye and fantail.

Pre-earthquake, it provided

habitat for short-finned eel and

whitebait. The 2010 and 2011

earthquakes caused the creek

banks to collapse, trees to fall

over, bird and fish life disappeared.

Temporary water drainage into

the reserve had been allowed

from local properties resulting in

pollution of this waterway.

Willow trees were left to thrive

to very quickly take over from

the native trees as maintenance

of this reserve by the city council

has been reduced post-earthquake

events.

Some urgency was required to

do something as the paths were

disappearing due to weed growth

and the reserve became a wilderness,

where locals became afraid

to walk through it.

The Estuary Trust stepped in

after we received permission,

support and supervision by city

council park rangers.

In 2016 the trust rounded up

local residents and started the

huge task of restoring this special

little place.

Volunteers, supervised by city

council ranger Karen Smith,

meet every third Saturday of each

month between 10am and noon

where we prune, weed and plant

and are amazed and delighted

with the return of birds, eel and

whitebait.

We would welcome an extra

pair of hand to weed, prune and

plant. We meet at the Thistledown

Pl entrance to the reserve.

No need to book, just turn up.

WILD: A pathway has been

restored at Thistledown

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Planting project lures kids

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

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TEAM EFFORT: More than 300 students from 16

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Christchurch South Intermediate

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Nature Trail and start

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currently under negotiation

with the city council.

“It’s an opportunity for

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they can have on our community

and the planet by

each contributing a little

bit. Our work will grow a

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The replanting work

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Their team of expert sales people, qualified

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8-10 on the New Zealand Deprivation Index.

The applicant’s home must also have been

built before 2008, have insulation up to code

(insulation subsidies also available) and have

no fixed heating in a living area, such as an

existing operational heat pump or fireplace.

With new regulations coming in for

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Inadequate heating and ventilation can lead

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Thursday May 6 2021 9

HOME & HEATING

Ground moisture barrier

under low sub-floor

Now with the colder and wetter weather on

its way, home owners are focusing on ways

to make their homes comfortable, warm

and healthy for their families throughout

winter. Rising damp is an issue that affects

many of our older properties which suffer

from poor, or no, ground moisture barrier.

In Canterbury especially, post-quake, many

people have relocated to homes that suffer

from rising damp which can be associated

with health problems. Independent tests have

shown that up to 40 litres of water can rise

from the ground and enter a house every day,

leading to mildew, mould, condensation and

musty smells. Moulds can produce various

allergic reactions and the frail, elderly and

very young are especially vulnerable.

Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd is a

locally owned and operated firm. The team

understands the problems caused by rising

damp and are there to help. They will come

to your damp home and pump a lightweight,

flowable foam concrete under your timber

floored home.

While insulation is important, it has been

recognised that it is dampness that is the real

villain in the house. The new Healthy Homes

Standards introduced by the government

effective from the 1st July 2019 now has

a requirement to install ground moisture

barriers, a key element in the armory to fight

moisture in the home.

Dr Larry Bellamy BE (hons) PhD in a

report dated 1988: Foam Concrete Under

Timber Floors: An Energy Analysis assessed

the effects of placing Foam Concrete over

damp soil and had this to say: Condensation

on the underside of a timber floor can occur

where the floor is suspended over damp

ground and the inside air temperature falls

close to the crawl space air temperature.

Much energy is required to vaporize moisture

that penetrates the structure. By avoiding

underfloor condensation, foam concrete can

reduce floor heat losses by up to 90%.

• Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd can in most

cases, install a Ground Moisture Barrier

under the suspended wooden floor of your

home, even when there is no crawl space.

• BRANZ Appraised; Appraisal Number 961

• Members of the Insulation Association of

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• We offer a free measure and quote in the

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• Assessments can be made in all other

regions by arrangement.

Contact Canterbury Foam Concrete

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and complimentary appraisal of your

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Phone 03 376 4608, 0508FOAMCO or www.

foamconcrete.nz for more information.

What makes a great

heat transfer system?

There are a number of Heat Transfer

systems on the market. Smooth-Air

ventilation specialists offer a range of HTU

Heat Transfer Units with carefully selected

components to optimise the system:

They use insulated duct to transfer

the heated air with as little heat loss as

possible. The fan moves sufficient air

for the distance and number of rooms,

without being noisy. The diffusers send

the heat to the floor, not to skim the across

the ceilings. All components are good

quality - designed to operate for years

without problems.

Smooth-Air’s HTUs come in a range

of options: One to four rooms, with or

without thermostat and with a choice

of grilles and diffusers. HTUs improve

energy efficiency in your house, as you are

using excess heat. They have low power

consumption - only 80watts for the three

room system. Circulating air

through the house also reduces

the risk of damp.

You can also choose the HTU

version with downjet diffusers,

which throw the warm air

downwards to the floor. These

downjet diffusers can also be

adjusted to regulate which room

receives the most warm air.

An average size living room

requires 2-4 kw of heating, yet

appliances such as log burners

generate heat in the region of 10

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Heat transfer units work best where very

hot air has ‘stratified’ into a layer near the

ceiling. So heat pumps, which circulate

warm air around the room with no

layering, are not suitable as a heat source

by themselves. However, if you have both

log burner and a heat pump, heat transfer

systems with thermostat can work very

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Contact Smooth-Air on 0800

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