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HAS COVID-19 killed the

cinema for Gen Y?

Cinemas face an uphill battle

attracting young adults, who are

not only used to video streaming

but also wary about Covid.

NZ on Air data shows subscription

video on demand is

the second-most popular media

in terms of time spent (behind

linear TV), with YouTube now

New Zealand’s most popular

channel.

A survey of more than 1400

Canterbury University students

found more than 80 per cent

prefer to watch movies on SVOD

with more than 40 per cent saying

they have not set foot in a

cinema in over a year.

Paige

Cornish used

to go to the

cinema at

least once a

month but

now worries

about the

cleaning

process post-

Covid. “I have

only gone once since lockdown.”

The 20-year-old has turned

instead to streaming movies.

Troy Burnett, 21, prefers

watching movies with a cinema

crowd but has not visited a cinema

in over a year.

He said he “might’ve been a

bit wary” about returning to the

cinema after New Zealand’s first

lockdown, and was also waiting

for new films to be released.

Many big budget movie

releases, including the new

Bond movie No Time to

Die, have been delayed

because of Covid, while

others, such as Mulan,

have been released

straight to SVOD.

“It’s pretty annoying,”

Burnett said. “Hopefully,

they’ll be here by the

end of the year and don’t

keep getting pushed

back.”

Lumière Cinema co-owner

Nick Paris said the attraction

of SVOD for younger people

marked a “ generational shift”

for movie-going.

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Covid-19 jabs to ramp up for rest homes

• By Chris Barclay

MORE THAN 500 residents

and staff at four aged care

facilities in Christchurch have

received their first dose of the

Covid-19 vaccination, almost a

week into a rollout designed to

protect vulnerable members of

the community.

Ultimately about 5300 elderly

Cinemas face challenge as

young movie-goers stay away

Paige Cornish

housed in rest homes across

Canterbury will be inoculated

by the Canterbury District

Health Board’s mobile vaccination

teams.

The process started last

Thursday at Rosewood – the rest

home that linked New Zealand’s

deadliest Covid-19 cluster.

There were 12 deaths connected

to the Linwood complex,

Troy Burnett

the nationwide death toll is

currently 26.

A CDHB spokesman said as

of yesterday 521 residents and

staff had received the initial

jab while an increase in the

number of mobile vaccination

teams would soon accelerate the

process.

Minister for the Covid-19

Response Chris Hipkins

They’re so used to watching

Netflix and web-based series.

They’ll only really go to the

cinema if it’s a special

event.”

Paris said Covid had

affected his cinema

“greatly” and, in spite

of social distancing and

regular sanitising, there

was “still an element

of doubt” for people

around the risks of going

to the cinema.

He’s trying to grow

the market, particularly for

students, by “spending up” on

radio advertising, but said it was

a tough nut to crack.

“A lot of students are dirt poor

acknowledged healthcare workers,

vaccinators and district

health boards for their efforts

as older people and those with

pre-existing conditions became

the focus of the campaign.

“We’re making good progress

in vaccinating staff and

residents at aged residential care

facilities around the country,”

he said.

so the idea of $10 a month for

a Netflix account won’t harm

them, but $15 per pop in cinema

does.”

A Hoyts employee said that

Covid was continuing to have

an impact long after lockdowns

were lifted.

“We didn’t have any movies

coming out, so business just

completely died down.”

He said that Disney films were

proving the most popular so far,

but they attracted mostly children

and parents, and did little

to boost young adults’ interest.

“[For them] it’s a lot more

convenient to have a Netflix

subscription than to go to the

movies.”

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NEWS 3

in brief

Alleged vandal

wanted by police

Police have released an image

of a man they want to speak to

in relation to the burglary of

Rolleston ambulance station

on May 2. Police suspect just

one person is responsible

for a vandalism attack on

community rooms at the

station. If you know this person

or have information that can

help, please phone 105 quoting

file number 210503/2661.

Alternatively, you can get in

touch with Crimestoppers

anonymously on 0800 555 111

or via www.crimestoppers-nz.

org/police

Further arrests after

March assault

Two more men were arrested

yesterday in relation to three

serious assaults outside a

Christchurch bar in March.

The two men, aged 42 and 28,

are patched members of the

King Cobras gang, a police

spokesperson said. The arrests

are linked to an attack on three

men, including two brothers, at

the Cruz bar and nightclub on

Victoria St in the early hours

of March 21. Yesterday’s arrests

follow the arrests of three men

last Friday in several raids.

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The millions paid out for injuries

Simply walking the dog

round the block, or lifting

a beloved canine into the

car for a trip to the vet, can

have drastic repercussions

for Christchurch pet

owners – and the

Accident Compensation

Corporation. Chris Barclay

discovers millions are spent

annually dealing with

dog-related injuries in the

city, and nationwide

WHILE DOG attacks routinely

attract headlines, Duncan

Ferguson represents a largely

unseen statistic as a victim of

canine-related injuries where the

bark, or lunge, was worse than

the bite.

Ferguson was spooked by a

collie as he ran along the Coastal

Cliffs Walkway somewhere

between Purau Bay and Church

Bay at Diamond Harbour early

on January 4.

Accidentally, the New Year’s

exercise initiative has already

needed five months recovery

time, and counting.

“I had my headphones on so I

wasn’t really listening to what’s

around me and all of a sudden a

dog jumped out at me snarling,”

he recalled.

“It startled me, I tripped over a

tree root and it was quite a steep

section of the track. I tumbled

7-10m down a bank.”

“I just felt silly as much as

anything. Why am I screaming

in pain? This is stupid of me.

Man-up sort of thing. But it was

a serious break of the wrist.”

Ferguson broke his right wrist

and suffered cuts, abrasions, plus

a shoulder injury that started being

attended to on Monday.

BAD DOG: Duncan Ferguson broke his wrist and suffered

other injuries when he took a tumble after being surprised

by an unleashed, snarling border collie at Diamond

Harbour.

“It was just a collie, so it was

nothing too big and scary. I’ve

grown up with dogs, I’m not

afraid of them. I felt silly screaming

in pain, but it was a serious

break.”

The St Andrew’s College head

of music, who also composes

educational resources for fellow

teachers, joins a long list of

Cantabrians injured while either

walking, carrying or evading

dogs.

Figures released by the

Accident Compensation

Corporation (ACC) reveal there

were 2957 new claims made in

2020, slightly down on the 3025

recorded in 2019. There were

3274 active claims in Canterbury

in 2020, with 317 carrying over

from previous years.

The cost of those claims was

almost $3.1 million, while

nationwide the repair bill was

estimated at $20,877,059. In 2019

it was $17,421,369.

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caused by man’s best friend

Ferguson said the dog

continued to act aggressively

towards him as he lay in shock

before managing to climb back

to the path, by which time the

owner had restrained the collie.

“It kept going at me, snarling,

when I was on the ground,” he

said.

Despite signage warning all

dogs had to be on leads in the

area, the collie was untethered.

“It was about seven o’clock in

the morning, the guy (owner)

didn’t expect anyone else to be

on the track then, that’s what he

said anyway,” Ferguson said.

The owner was apologetic and

returned to take Ferguson to

where he was staying at Church

Bay, after dropping the collie

back home.

Ferguson was initially treated

at the Pegasus Health 24-hour

surgery but was referred to

Christchurch Hospital to get the

break set.

He estimated he had spent

$600 on his treatment, which

included a public holiday

surcharge and a surcharge for a

waterproof cast.

ACC footed the bill for

thousands more to cover

necessities like x-rays, scans and

a contribution to physio.

Ferguson was too distracted

to get the owner’s details after

the incident but he has been

A PEACH: This friendly

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First it was a ripped finger

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when the lab decided to

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identified.

“We haven’t gone and

complained. What’s the point?”

he said.

Fortunately the incident

happened during the school

holidays, though he did have

to wear a cast for the first few

weeks of the opening term at St

Andrew’s College. Not ideal for a

piano and double bass player.

The resources I usually would

have written through January I

haven’t been able to write so I’m

out of pocket tens of thousands

of dollars as well,” he said.

“January-February was a real

pain as a result of all of this.”

The Canterbury District

Health Board data was not

captured in a way to easily

identify dog-related injuries,

though a spokesperson said

they make up a ‘very small’

component of the emergency

department’s monthly workload.

However, Hayden Thom, of

Motus Lincoln Physiotherapy,

is familiar with the potential

pitfalls of visiting a dog park.

“It’s surprising how many

knee-related injuries we deal

with caused by a chaotic dog

running into them,” he said.

“It’s often their dog running

past and smashing into a knee.

It actually causes quite a bit of

damage.

“It’s a little bit more common

than you probably think. They

stand out an unusual.”

Thom, who owns a placid

cocker spaniel, said knee injuries

could take several months to

heal.

“Often there’s ligament

damage and significant damage

to the outer layer on bone in the

knee. One lady took close to six

months until she was 100 per

cent right.”

TOUGH BREAK: An x-ray of Duncan Ferguson’s broken

wrist after he was caught unawares by an aggressive dog

while out running.

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Cost of Crusaders partnership still unknown

• By Matt Slaughter

RATEPAYER-funded

ChristchurchNZ is still refusing

to say the full cost of its partnership

with the Crusaders rugby

franchise.

The Taxpayers’ Union and

city councillor Aaron Keown

say there should be more

transparency about the cost.

A three-year partnership will

see ChristchurchNZ, the city

council’s economic development

arm, use the Crusaders to

market Christchurch and other

nearby tourist destinations to

fans who travel here to watch

games.

In March, ChristchurchNZ

revealed to The Star it was investing

$70,000 towards media content

and its promotion as part

of the project. This was the only

cost it provided because others

were said to be commercially

sensitive for the Crusaders.

In response to an Official Information

Act request released to

The Star on Tuesday in relation

to the partnership, ChristchurchNZ

has redacted all details

on the remaining cost.

A ChristchurchNZ spokesperson

said: “We have chosen to

withhold the dollar value of our

sponsorship agreement with the

Crusaders, as it is commercially

sensitive to the Crusaders as a

private company. These agreements

are heavily negotiated

by all parties, and the benefits

received vary between sponsors

and partners.

“We are unable to share this

information, as it will negatively

impact the Crusaders and their

ability to negotiate similar agreements

with third parties in the

future.”

The secrecy comes as ChristchurchNZ

also has not said how

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million.

ChristchurchNZ gets about 75

per cent of its funding from the

city council, and the remainder

from Government and other

third parties.

Said Taxpayers’ Union

spokesman Louis Houlbrooke:

“Ratepayers will and should

expect a greater level of

transparency with regard

to the agency’s sponsorship

arrangements.

“Commercial sensitivity

considerations should only apply

to low-level spending.

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Cr Aaron Keown

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“This [the partnership] will not

be cheap.”

Cr Keown has no problem

with ChristchurchNZ working

with the Crusaders because

the team attracts people to

Christchurch, but said rate

payers have a right to know the

cost of this.

“All of council and, by

extension, council agencies and

Government agencies, should

be transparent with ratepayer or

taxpayer money.

“I do understand there’s some

commercial sensitivity, but at the

end of the day, you are spending

ratepayer money in this case,

and the ratepayer has a

right to know.”

ChristchurchNZ told The

Star in March the commercially

sensitive cost will go towards a

research campaign, led by the

Crusaders, to understand who

fans at games are, what they do

in the lead up to and on game

days, and how to get them to

stay longer in Christchurch and

spend money.

As well as this,

ChristchurchNZ would be

able to advertise its brand at

Crusaders home games on the

field, on big screens, on LED

signage and during promotional

activities before games and at

halftime.

The cost would also go

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access to Crusaders players and

staff to feature in its content,

and the use of the team’s social

media channels to promote this.

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ChristchurchNZ revealed it

would invest in the partnership,

$15,000 was for creating four

videos featuring the Crusaders,

encouraging fans from other

parts of New Zealand to visit

destinations in Christchurch or

other nearby tourist hot-spots.

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Harness racing spotlight goes on

Formalin kills bacteria and helps to harden cows’

hooves when used as a foot bath to ensure

maximum penetration. It is suitable for sheep,

goats and cattle, though not on horses to treat

bleeding. The chemical is the latest performanceenhancing

substance identified in Canterbury’s

harness racing industry thanks to Woodend Beach

trainer Jesse Alford being nabbed by a sting

operation. Chris Barclay reports

A COMPANY marketing

formalin for the farming

industry promotes the product

online with an associated ninepage

safety data sheet.

Section 2: Hazards

identification highlights

the dangers posed by the

general purpose disinfectant

“recommended

for use in the

treatment and

prevention of

footrot.”

The chemical,

which includes

Jesse

Alford

formaldehyde – the

colourless, flammable,

pungent

substance used to embalm and

preserve corpses – is classified as

hazardous in a variety of ways.

It is acutely toxic, inhalation;

acutely toxic, oral; harmful to

human target organs or systems;

skin corrosive; eye corrosive

… it is a known or presumed

carcinogen.

Jesse Alford took the necessary

health and safety precautions

when using a syringe to inject 10

millilitres of formalin into the

neck of Jimmy Cannon on February

25 at his Woodend Beach

stables.

However, the disgraced harness

racing trainer made one

critical oversight which led to

him banned from the industry

for seven years by the Judicial

Control Authority for Racing.

The 30-year-old never realised

covert surveillance – a camera

planted by Racing Integrity Unit

investigators – was monitoring

his illegal treatment of the fiveyear-old

gelding.

Formalin is used to staunch

bleeding but is banned for use

in the racing industry because it

can affect the horse’s cardiovascular

system.

Harness, thoroughbred and

greyhound racing’s watchdog

had been tipped off Alford was

doping horses.

After he injected Jimmy

Cannon, Alford did likewise to

Johnny Nevits, shortly before

RIU investigators descended on

the property to discover several

empty syringes in a rubbish bin,

a third primed for use and a halffull

two-litre plastic container of

formalin.

Alford also unsuccessfully attempted

to ‘tube’ Johnny Nevits,

an illegal process where a mixture

of bicarbonate of soda and

water – known in the industry as

a ‘milkshake’ – is administered

to improve a horse’s stamina.

Ultimately he injected the horse

with formalin instead.

Jimmy Cannon and Johnny

Nevits were set to race later that

day at a New Zealand Metropolitan

Trotting Club meeting at

Addington Raceway.

The RIU believe Motor

Mouth, a third horse at the

stable, would have been treated

by Alford had investigators not

swooped.

Betting records contained

several unusual bets had been

DRUG ALERT:

For the first time

a harness racing

trainer has been

banned for the

illegal use of

formalin in New

Zealand. Former

Woodend Beach

horseman Jesse

Alford was only

caught using the

difficult to detect

performanceenhancing

chemical after

Racing Integrity

Unit investigators

were tipped off.

PHOTO: GETTY

placed on Johnny Nevits and

Motor Mouth the day before

they were due to race. Motor

Mouth was initially quoted as a

$9 chance to win its race; it had

shortened to $2.80 when it was

scratched.

Alford returned to Canterbury

harness racing headquarters

last Wednesday for a penalty

hearing before the JCA after

pleading guilty to two charges

of administering a prohibited

substance on race day and

one charge of attempting

to administer a prohibited

substance.

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performance-enhancing formalin

The JCA unveiled their punishment

on Tuesday, barring Alford

from holding a training licence

until May 9, 2028. Given Harness

Racing New Zealand are working

on a code of conduct, there is no

guarantee he will ever return.

Jimmy Cannon died on April

13, according to the HRNZ

website. There was no suggestion

his death was associated with

doping. Johnny Nevits and Motor

Mouth were transferred to

another stable.

A nine-year ban had been

proposed for Alford by the RIU;

a JCA committee opted for seven

after taking into account his early

guilty plea and remorse.

Harness Racing New Zealand

hopes Alford’s use of formalin

is an exception rather than the

norm.

“This is the first case (involving

formalin) the RIU has dealt with

in regard to harness racing in

this country,” said HRNZ chairman

John Coulam.

“I believe the use of formalin is

a recent development, and hopefully

this is an isolated incident.

“It’s use in New Zealand came

to the attention of the RIU once

they were able to analyse the

substances that Jesse Alford was

found to be administering.

“Now that the substance has

been identified it would be

reasonable to expect that current

testing will now include this

substance,” said Coulam.

The RIU does not comment on

the drug testing regimes used by

NZ Racing Laboratory Services

Ltd in Takapuna, though an

experienced equine vet acknowledged

it was difficult to detect

formalin.

There’s been a lot of work

done on it internationally

but

it’s still not easy.

The best way to

catch someone

using formalin

Andrew

Grierson

is to catch them

red-handed,”

said Andrew

Grierson, chief

veterinarian for Harness Racing

New Zealand.

“One of the problems you have

with doing a trial (to improve

detection) is you need ethical

approval, and it’s really hard to

get that across the line when it’s

already known as a carcinogen.”

Formalin had been used in

the past to treat bleeding, before

the dangerous side-effects were

apparent, and now registered

treatments – like Lasix – are

preferred.

However, they can only be

administered four days before a

race, meaning the horse has no

advantage at the track. In Alford’s

case formalin was injected

hours before the races started.

They’re not using it because

it’s the best treatment out there,

it’s because it’s hard to detect,”

said Grierson, who is also the coowner

of the standardbred farm

Woodlands Stud.

While possibly a recent development

in New Zealand the

illegal use of formalin has been

prevalent across the Tasman for

several years.

In 2015 a Racing NSW inquiry

into cobalt doping heard it was

common for horses to be treated

with formalin/formaldehyde

before racing.

More recently, the Queensland

Racing Integrity Commission

warned racing industry participants

last October against

the use of the formalin after

the organisation learned the

chemical was being used to stop

bleeding from the lung, known

as exercise-induced pulmonary

haemorrhage.

QRIC director of veterinary

services and animal welfare Dr

Martin Lenz said while the use

of the chemical may for a time

cause blood to clot, it also causes

many other effects in tissues it

comes into contact with, the majority

of which are harmful.

“Bleeding from the lung, is

extremely common in racehorses

and there are other more effective

and welfare-friendly ways

to manage the issue, including

maintaining good stable air

quality, modifying the horse’s

training regime and the judicious

use of frusemide within the applicable

Rules of Racing.”

Alford’s case, and last month’s

suspension of greyhound trainer

Angela Turnwald after one of

her dogs tested positive to methamphetamine

after winning at

Addington, has renewed calls

from animal welfare group SAFE

for the Ministry of Primary

Industries to prosecute.

SAFE spokesman Will Appelbe

insisted the MPI should be pursuing

criminal charges under the

Animal Welfare Act.

The Judicial Control Authority

is run by the racing industry.

It’s a kangaroo court. Serious

animal cruelty belongs in a court

of law,” Appelbe said.

Criticism of the JCA prompted

a staunch defence by RIU general

manager Mike Godber.

The JCA is an independent

statutory body established

under the Racing ACT 2003.

The hearings are often chaired

by very experienced ex-High

Court and Court of Appeal

judges whose independence

and integrity could not be

questioned,” he said.

Regardless, Appelbe insisted

the onus was on the MPI to be

more proactive.

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• From page 9

The MPI should not be

leaving the racing industry to

police themselves. If horse and

greyhound racing fell under normal

animal welfare rules, these

people would face hefty fines,

possible jail time, or both.”

The Star sought information

on the number of prosecutions

the MPI had made specific to the

racing industry.

Statistics were not available

before publication, but a scan

of the 85 animal welfare-related

media releases posted on the MPI

website between May 5, 2015, and

May 9, 2021, does not record any

racing-related prosecutions.

That may change, however,

with the MPI announcing it will

investigate Turnwald, who was

fined $3500 and suspended for

four months.

Alford might also draw further

punishment as the MPI and the

RIU are understood to be developing

a memorandum whereby

all evidence and records in cases

relating to animal welfare will

be made available to the government

department.

MPI director of compliance

Gary Orr said the organisation

is also engaging an independent

expert to provide additional

advice regarding the application

of methamphetamine to a

greyhound as well as formalin/

formaldehyde and bicarbonate of

soda to a horse.

“Just like other agencies that

have prosecution powers, animal

welfare cases require a high

standard of evidence to be successful

in court,” Orr said.

SAFE’s criticism of the MPI’s

lack of action has been backed by

an expert in animal welfare law.

The problem is MPI is a very

reactive organisation, they’re

ill-resourced and simply not

well equipped to investigate and

enforce the law in every given

circumstance, it’s simply not

good enough,” University of

Otago senior lecturer Marcelo

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Alford might also draw

further punishment

Rodriguez Ferrere told TVNZ.

Ferrere argued the Alford and

Turnwald cases were “open and

shut” cases under the Animal

Welfare Act.

“It’s a clear breach of the act in

my opinion and it’s something

both MPI and New Zealanders in

general should be very concerned

about,” he said.

SAFE chief executive Debra

Ashton would have preferred

Alford to be banned indefinitely

and insisted the MPI investigate.

“Given the seriousness of his

actions, this case should have

been heard in a court of law

where he could face criminal

charges under the Animal

Welfare Act. Whenever animals

are mistreated, MPI should be

investigating,” she said.

The Racing Integrity Unit’s

purpose is to manage the integrity

of the racing industry and investigate

and prosecute breaches

of the Rules of Racing.

They’re not equipped to lay

criminal charges . . . that is the

MPI’s job, but ultimately we need

a Commissioner for Animals that

can be the voice for all animal

welfare complaints so when

people put animals at risk, it is

investigated and justice can be

sought.”

No demolition yet

for historic building

• By Devon Bolger

THE OWNERS of the central

city NG building have managed

to halt the destruction of the

110-year-old property to make

way for the city’s new $473

million multi-use indoor arena.

Roland Logan and Sharon Ng

filed an injunction against the

Crown at the High Court in Wellington

to stop the compulsory

acquisition of the building by

Land Information New Zealand.

In April, an interim order

was granted for Logan and Ng

to maintain ownership of the

building.

But on May 4, the Crown completed

its compulsory acquisition

of the building. A judgement

from the High Court today said

the interim order will continue

until the trial.

The reasons given include that

the owners were likely to “suffer

irreversible prejudice” if the

order was not made.

The balance of convenience

and overall interests of justice

favour preservation of the NG

building until the substantive

merits of the application for

judicial review have been determined,”

the judgement said.

Logan said they are greatly

relieved with the decision.

“It gives us great breathing

space by which to hopefully

go back into negotiations with

the Crown and city council to

resolve this.

“I am heartened by the judge’s

comments about the heritage

values that are associated with

the building and that’s been the

cause we have been trying to put

forward all along.”

Logan said they have spent a

substantial sum of money on the

issue so far.

“More than we can afford because

we are not wealthy people.”

The historic warehouse, home

to NG Boutique since 2005,

has been on the knife-edge of

planned demolition since 2012

when, during a television announcement,

Logan and Ng

learned their building was in the

footprint of the planned stadium.

A hearing to argue the

injunction is set down for

August.


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Mixed progress on Master Plans

After the February 2011 earthquake, the city

council, in consultation with community boards,

created a set of suburban Master Plans to help

with rebuild and urban regeneration. Matt

Slaughter investigates

SOME SUBURBAN hot-spots

are lagging behind in terms of

post-earthquake revitalisation

projects, while significant

progress has been made on

others.

Master Plans were developed

for nine suburban centres in

different years between 2012 and

2015.

The areas were Edgeware,

Ferry Rd, Linwood, Lyttelton,

Main Rd (Redcliffs), New

Brighton, Selwyn St, Sumner and

Sydenham.

The projects outlined within

the plans are being implemented

by a mix of groups, including

the city council, community

groups, residents and private

landowners.

For the Edgeware Village

Master Plan, created in

December 2013, just one

project has been completed.

Fourteen have not started or

been implemented and six

are partially implemented, in

progress or ongoing.

The project that has been

completed is the lighting up

of trees in the area, while

projects like $2.154 million

street scape upgrades, originally

scheduled for completion by

2016, have not started.

St Albans Pharmacy owner

and Edgeware Business Association

president Malcolm Pearce

said: “I guess we’re seeing slow

progress.

“I can’t remember what’s in the

Master Plan now anyway.”

In spite of this, Pearce is

pleased with the development of

new housing in the area.

Said Nicky Garven, owner

of Ma Baker in Edgeware:

The projects that we were told

were going to happen haven’t

happened, like beautifying the

area.”

Garven questions whether

the future plans the city council

has for Edgeware would benefit

residents.

St Albans resident Margaret

Pickering, who goes to

Edgeware Village often to do

her shopping, has few concerns

with the progress made since the

February 2011 earthquake.

“I think Edgeware is the best

community.

The new [St Albans] community

centre is a work of art,” said

Pickering.

The New Brighton Centre

Master Plan, adopted in 2015,

has also only had one of its projects

completed, the $3.5 million

upgrade of Marine Pde. Twelve

projects are partially implemented,

in progress or ongoing,

and four have not started or been

implemented.

In contrast, a number of

projects that are part of the Ferry

Rd Master Plan, created in 2014,

have been completed, or are

under way.

Eight projects, including the

construction of Woolston Community

Library, city council car

park upgrades, and the improvement

of the pedestrian and cycle

safety measures along Ferry Rd,

have been completed.

As well as this, nine projects

are in progress, ongoing, or partially

implemented as part of this

Master Plan, including Woolston

ONGOING: Ferry Rd

pedestrian cycle

and safety works.

street scape enhancements and

the connection of the estuary

edge to the Coastal Pathway in

Ferrymead. Six projects have not

started or been implemented.

Leroy Kremers, owner of

Around Again Cycles on Ferry

Rd, has worked at the store for

16 years and is pleased with the

progress made.

“I just like the idea of some

more tree planting [which has

been completed]. It’s just generally

beautiful, the whole area,” he said.

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‘You can see the light at the end of the tunnel’

• From page 12

Said Kremers: “I also like that

they’ve dropped the speed limit

a bit.

“It [work along Ferry Rd] is

kind of getting to the point that

you can see the light at the end of

the tunnel. It’s better than before.”

Woolston Bakery owner Min

Che said it is positive that road

works outside his store are nearly

finished after about six months.

They’ve done the job, it looks

quite good. Nice and clean and

much better.”

Woolston Discounter owner

Sheen Tam has worked at the

dairy for two years and does not

think much has changed.

“I don’t see a huge difference.

Maybe the road is a bit tidier,”

said Tam.

Since its creation in 2012,

the Lyttelton Master Plan has

also seen good progress, with

17 projects completed and

15 partially implemented, in

progress or ongoing.

For the Main Rd [Redcliffs]

Master Plan, adopted in 2014, 13

projects have been completed,

12 are partially implemented,

in progress or ongoing and 2

have not commenced or been

implemented.

In spite of this progress,

Redcliffs residents are resigned

village improvements under the

Master Plan will only occur in

2030.

Work on the Redcliffs Village

street improvements was meant to

happen last year.

However, this aspect of the

Master Plan has since been

assigned to the 2030/31 period in

the city council’s draft Long Term

Plan.

Vinod Manu, owner of the

Redcliffs Dairy said the village

“needs a boost.”

Clifton resident Eric Smart

said he thought Redcliffs was

becoming “quite dead.”

There aren’t as many people

wandering around the shops,” he

said.

The Linwood-Heathcote-

Central Community Board has

put forward the recommendation

that this is a high priority and the

urban regeneration should occur

at an earlier period.

From top left: Malcolm Pearce, Margaret Pickering, Leroy Kremers, Sheen Tam, Vinod

Manu and Nicky Garven.

Suburban Master Plan progress

Edgeware Village Master Plan

projects since creation in 2013

• Completed: 1

• Partially implemented, in

progress or ongoing: 6

• Not started or not

implemented: 14

• Concluded: 1

Ferry Rd Master Plan projects

since creation in 2014

• Completed: 8

• Partially implemented, in

progress or ongoing: 9

• Not started or not

implemented: 6

• Discontinued: 1

Linwood Village Master Plan

projects since creation in 2012

• Completed: 5

• Partially implemented, in

progress or ongoing: 5

• Not started or not

implemented: 2

Lyttelton Master Plan projects

since creation in 2012

• Completed: 17

• Partially implemented, in

progress or ongoing: 15

• Not started or not

implemented: 0

• Discontinued: 2

Main Rd Master Plan projects

since creation in 2014

• Completed: 13

• Partially implemented, in

progress or ongoing: 12

• Not started or not

implemented: 2

New Brighton Centre Master

Plan projects since creation in

2015

• Completed: 1

• Partially implemented, in

progress or ongoing: 12

• Not started or not

implemented: 4

• Concluded: 1

Selwyn St Shops Master Plan

projects since creation in 2012

• Completed: 4

• Partially implemented, in

progress or ongoing: 1

• Not started or not

implemented: 7

• Discontinued: 1

Sumner Village Centre Master

Plan projects since creation in

2013

• Completed: 4

• Partially implemented, in

progress or ongoing: 6

• Not started or not

implemented: 10

Sydenham Master Plan projects

since creation in 2012

• Completed: 10

• Partially implemented, in

progress or ongoing: 4

• Not started or not

implemented: 3

• Discontinued: 1

Fraudster

continues

to evade

Interpol

• By Devon Bolger

THE MYSTERY of where

a Kiwi fraudster wanted by

German authorities is hiding

continues.

Interpol, based in Lyon,

France, posted a “red notice” on

its website seeking information

on the whereabouts

of Paul

Robert Mora

in February.

He is

suspected of

facilitating

and concealing

fraudulent

transactions

Paul Mora

worth more than €113 million

($190 million).

The 53-year-old is understood

to be in New Zealand, where he

has property in Christchurch.

The New Zealand Companies

Office shows that Mora still has

a number of business interests

in New Zealand, and is listed as

the director of several Christchurch-based

companies.

He went to St Bede’s College

and Canterbury University.

New Zealand police have

been assisting Interpol with

their inquiries “for some time.”

A police spokesperson

said Mora still has not been

found. The “red notice” is still

in place.

The spokesperson said in New

Zealand, police cannot arrest

people based on a red notice.

Property records show Mora

also co-owns a $2.5 million

property in Scarborough.

He is alleged to have acted

on behalf of a foreign investor

while he worked at a large bank

between 2006 and 2008.

Frankfurt prosecutors, who

are handling the investigation,

said Mora has “many contacts

abroad, including in New

Zealand, Great Britain,

Switzerland, Australia and

Spain.”

– NZ Herald

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Thursday May 13 2021 The Star 15

Thank you for

helping your

community

Fall Zones

To all of you who have had your

trees trimmed before they became

a problem, thank you for keeping all

the families in your community warm,

happy, healthy and connected.

We know it can be a hassle, but tree branches touching the

powerlines are one of the main causes of power cuts. So, you can

be proud of the fact that you have allowed your neighbours to stay

warm, cook dinner and even charge their mobile phones. And if it’s

still on your to-do list, now’s the time to do it, as winter sets in.

You’re our priority.

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We’re not exaggerating.

On our network, 10-20% of all unplanned power outages are

caused by trees — including vegetation — coming into contact

with power lines. Other than this, fire damage to property from

branches sparking in dry conditions and serious injury from

electrocution from contact with trees touching power lines are

also possible consequences of not maintaining your trees.

How close is too close?

While most damage is caused by trees falling on power lines,

significant risk exists from trees merely touching them. This risk

increases the higher the voltage of the power line.

The minimum distances that must be maintained between trees

and power lines, as defined in the Electricity (Hazards from

Trees) Regulations 2003, are outlined in the diagrams above.

All vegetation should be kept out of the growth limit zone and

preferably the notice zone.

Sometimes it may not be practical to have a tree trimmed at the

rate at which it grows and unfortunately, this means it may need

to be removed. Other situations may require trees to be removed,

most commonly when they are at a high risk of falling due to

disease or adverse weather events.

Where do I start?

Before you begin, remember to keep yourself, and those around

you, safe. We recognise that not everyone is experienced in tree

trimming and are happy to advise you on what to do. We can arrange

for trees near power lines to be trimmed at your expense, however

we recommend you hire professionals to safely carry out the work.

If you or someone working for you intends to work within four

metres of power lines, a close approach consent is required from

Orion before you start. As a tree owner, you may be liable for any

damage caused by carrying out trimming or felling of trees.

Will I be fined if I don’t comply?

If a cut or trim notice is given to you and you fail to have the tree

trimmed and/or advise us of the time and location of the trim

without a reasonable excuse, this is an offence. This will make you

liable for a fine not exceeding $10,000. If the offence continues,

you will be liable for a further fine of not more than $500 for every

day or part day during which the offence continues.

More info can be found on our website and if

you have any questions or notice any trees

touching power lines in your area, please call

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NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Former Shirley

Boys’ dux and

expert OJ

witness receives

fellowship

HONOURED: Former

Shirley Boys’ High School

student Bruce Weir (left),

has become a Fellow

of the Royal Society of

London.

Above: OJ Simpson

• By Matt Slaughter

PROFESSOR BRUCE Weir

went from being Shirley Boys’

High School’s first dux to

being an expert witness for the

prosecution in the OJ Simpson

trial.

Weir has become a Fellow of

the Royal Society of London,

founded in 1660, the oldest

national scientific institution in

the world.

Weir is a statistical geneticist,

who develops new statistical

methods to analyse genetic data,

and is director of the Institute

of Public Health Genetics at the

University of Washington in

Seattle.

He has previously worked at

North Carolina State University,

where he earned his PhD in

statistics and genetics.

Weir was chosen as an expert

witness in the 1995 trial of

Simpson because his work in

DNA analysis was considered

pioneering at the time.

Simpson was a former NFL

American football player accused

of the murders of his ex-wife

Nicole Brown Simpson and her

friend Ronald Goldman, who

were stabbed to death.

He was acquitted of all criminal

charges.

Said Weir: “I was asked by the

prosecution to attach numbers to

the stains found in Simpson’s car

and on his gloves: those stains

had blood from two or three people

and the numbers were one

in a few hundred, but the stains

with blood from only one person

(blood on the pavement next to

the bodies matching Simpson)

had numbers like 1 in 57 billion.

The courtroom was very quiet

and peaceful, but after my testimony

I attracted attention simply

by walking into a supermarket –

not very comfortable.

“It also didn’t help, but I made

a small error in some calculations

that the defence said damaged

my credibility. The numbers

had little effect on the totality of

the DNA evidence, but it may

have lessened my contribution.

The long-term impact has

been minimal and I don’t feature

in the books or movies about the

trial.”

After graduating from Shirley

Boys’, Weir received a university

entrance scholarship in 1961 and

attended Canterbury University.

He remembers his time at

Shirley Boys’ fondly.

“ I was a first-day pupil at a

brand-new SBHS. It was an exciting

time; the staff were young

and enthusiastic, and we felt to

be building something of value. I

was very much taken with all the

new academic subjects, especially

maths and science. Headmaster

C V Gallagher was an amazing

leader.”

Weir moved to North Carolina

with his wife Elizabeth Swainson

in 1976. He became a William

Neal Reynolds distinguished

professor of statistics and

genetics, and founding director

of the Bioinformatics Research

Centre at the university.

He said of moving from New

Zealand to the United States:

The change was enormous, of

course, especially as I moved

to North Carolina not long

after segregation had officially

ended but the Ku Klux Klan still

paraded.

“Now that I live in Seattle, on

the West Coast, I feel to be in a

place with values closer to ours

in New Zealand.”

Weir has maintained ties to

Christchurch and New Zealand.

He has connections with Auckland

and Otago universities.

His sister Margaret Calder

lives in Christchurch and his

brother Trevor Weir lives in

Palmerston North. He has

nieces in both cities and cousins

in Christchurch.

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Community is the heart of

Christchurch Casino

“At Christchurch Casino, we feel being an active, supportive member of our

community represented a core initiative of our mission. We are very proud of

our personnel who are supportive of the philanthropic organisations we have

partnered with. As a business, we have donated hundreds of thousands of

dollars each year to local events and more importantly, many of our team have

donated their time for these worthy causes,” says Christchurch Casino CEO

Brett Anderson.

Brett Anderson

CEO of

Christchurch

Casino

Christchurch Casino has been an active and

contributing member of the community over

their past 26 years of operation. They have actively

supported a variety of organisations representing

individuals or families including those suffering from

the effects of addictive or compulsive behavioural

problems, such as the effects of gambling.

Recent Youth ACTIS Event with the

Canterbury Rams

Their Trust has donated more than $4.8 million dollars

to non-for-profit organisations within the Canterbury

region. Specifically, in 2020 the Christchurch Casinos

Charitable Trust distributed $307,000 to 36 local

charities, outside of the Charitable Trust $100,000 was

donated to 10 other local charities including:

• Christchurch City Mission - Funding for Alcohol &

Other Drug Services and Social Services

• ACTIS – Aranui Community Trust Incorporated

Society – Funding towards youth and family events

• Christchurch Apostolic Trust - Funding for the

Youth Ministry Activities

• Enrich Community Chaplaincy Trust - Funding

towards costs of employing chaplains to support

the Intellectually Disabled community in

Canterbury

• Age Concern Canterbury - Funding for Elder Abuse

Response services

• AVIVA (Christchurch Women’s Refuge) - Funding

for 24/7 phone response line

• Battered Women’s Trust - Funding for 24 Hour

Crisis Service, and safe house

• Canterbury Men’s Centre - Counselling

interventions for men, operational costs, and wages

• Home & Family Society Christchurch - Funding

towards salary of Clinical Leader, residential

parenting programme, counselling services and

REFOCUS programme

• Kingdom Resources - Funding budget advice, debt

restructuring & employment services

• YWCA Inc - Funding to upgrade telephone

and IT systems for residents in transitional

accommodation

• NZ Council of Victim Support Groups Inc- Funding

for volunteer and staff costs including training costs

• Tenants Protection Association (Chch) Inc -

Funding towards rent and wage costs

• Family Mental Health Support Inc - South

Canterbury based group supporting people and

families affected by mental illness and addiction.

Funding towards operational expenses

• West Christchurch Women’s Refuge - Wages for

After-Hours worker in the 24 Hour Crisis Response

service

The Order of St John South Island Region -

Funding for additional emergency resources at

peak times

• Compassion Trust - Addiction advocacy and peer

support services

• Citizens Advice Bureau - Funding for training and

support of volunteers – providing community

support and advice for vulnerable people

• MHAPS (Mental Health Advocacy and Peer

Support Services) - Funding towards wage

costs for financial mentor

Manager Rachael Fonotia of Aranui Community Trust

confirms, “We appreciate and enjoy our relationship

with Christchurch Casino. They are easy to work with

and deeply care about their community by providing

support and collaborative effort for our events and

platforms.

One of those events we recently hosted was the

Aranui Family Festival. We received such positive

feedback we will now be making this festival an

annual or possibly a bi-annual event.”

In addition to their funding support, Christchurch

Casino provides wider community support in the

value of tens of thousands of dollars annually in

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A FORMER Instagram glamour

model who threatened to blow

up a plane after demanding a

free glass of wine is also facing a

string of charges after a violent,

drunken rampage in 2018 at a

posh Melbourne nightclub.

Hannah Lee Pierson is now

facing legal consequences on

both sides of the Tasman -

although she’s trying to avoid

conviction in both cases.

Last month, the 31-year-old

admitted in Christchurch

District Court charges of disorderly

behaviour and disruptive

conduct towards a crew member

after she caused a mid-flight

ruckus on an Air New Zealand

flight between Melbourne and

Auckland on November 7.

After requesting a glass of

wine and being told her ticket

didn’t cover wine, and that

she’d need to buy one from the

menu, Pierson called the flight

attendant a “b****” and yelled

“I don’t give f***, get me a f*****

wine” before leaving her seat and

saying she would “f***** get it

myself”.

Crew put her in a vacant row,

handcuffed her and strapped

her to her chair - with one having

their arm squeezed hard by

Pierson, who also made head

movements crew thought were

attempts to head-butt one - and

who later yelled “get me a f*****

CHARGES: Hannah Pierson appeared via video-link from New Zealand at the Melbourne

Magistrates’ Court.

PHOTO: INSTAGRAM ​

wine or I’ll blow up the plane.”

After pleading guilty, Pierson’s

lawyer said she intended to

apply for a discharge without

conviction, saying a conviction

would have travel consequences.

She was bailed to June 23, when

she’ll be sentenced.

Since then, Pierson has been

back in court - this time the

Melbourne Magistrates’ Court

and via video-link from New

Zealand on Friday, when she

admitted six charges relating to

the May 2018 nightclub incident.

The charges included various

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assaults, public drunkenness and

resisting an emergency services

worker, the Daily Mail reported.

It was on a boozy night out at

Crown Casino’s exclusive Club

23 when Pierson became violent

and spat on a security guard

after she was spotted “highly

intoxicated” on the dance floor

and refused a request to leave,

the court heard.

Flexible handcuffs were then

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a casino corridor.

The calm was to be brief -

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verbally aggressive towards officers

and was taken to a private

area where a paramedic

assessed her.

She screamed at police to “do

your job properly” and pushed

an officer into a window sill, the

Daily Mail reported.

She also kicked in a wall,

which fell on police, before being

handcuffed.

Police prosecutor Acting

Sergeant James Carfi described

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the “unprovoked” attack as a

“volatile and violent situation”,

the Herald Sun reported.

A report given to the court

said Pierson could suffer from

a non-verbal learning disorder,

and that she had post-traumatic

stress disorder and had

previously been diagnosed with

oppositional defiance disorder

after a difficult childhood, the

Daily Mail reported.

She returned home to New

Zealand for mental health

treatment, but magistrate Hayley

Bate ordered Pierson to “return

to the jurisdiction” to serve her

punishment.

However, Pierson’s lawyer

Scott Kaiser said she needed to

remain an outpatient at a New

Zealand hospital for the next

18 months.

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could affect her job prospects

- she wanted to work as a

beautician.

Bate told the court she was

“not satisfied” Pierson should

escape conviction for her

“alcohol-fuelled crime”, but

deferred the case to August to

give Pierson’s legal team more

time to put together a forensic

psychiatric report on why the

Kiwi shouldn’t have to return to

Melbourne for punishment.

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Error quashes conviction of man who

flouted Covid-19 lockdown rules

• By Karen Pasco

A CHRISTCHURCH man who

flouted Covid-19 lockdown rules

has had his conviction quashed

after a fundamental error was

made by a duty solicitor and

judge.

Fraser Wright Maddigan

pleaded guilty to breaching the

Civil Defence Emergency Act

2002 when he appeared before

Judge Bernadette Farnan on

April 2 last year in the Invercargill

District Court.

He was charged after being

found in his car in Queenstown

on March 30 and Te Anau on

March 31 and April 1.

On the first two occasions,

police had given Maddigan “educational

directive” to return to

his home in Christchurch.

Maddigan entered his guilty

plea after he had been denied

bail and was to be remanded in

custody. He was sentenced to a

fine of $1000 and ordered to pay

court costs.

At a submission hearing, Maddigan

told the court he was driving

home to Christchurch on the

Milford Rd travelling towards Te

Anau at the time he was arrested.

Maddigan’s written submissions

states; ‘‘I believe the (p)

rosecutor chose to hid this

crucial evidence to convince the

Judge (I) was equally as bad as

the mosque shooter.’’

In his decision released yesterday,

Justice Nation states the

judge did not deny him bail to

pressure or induce him to plead

guilty.

However, a “fundamental error”

was made by the judge and

duty solicitor.

“In Mr Maddigan’s presence,

the duty solicitor advised the

Judge that Mr Maddigan was

bailable as of right but could

nevertheless be remanded in

custody if there was just cause for

his continued detention.”

“Judge Farnan dealt with Maddigan

on that basis.”

However, he was bailable as of

right, Justice Nation says, and

could have had a bail condition

imposed to ensure he complied

with police directions to return

to Christchurch.

He believed that if had Maddigan

had been granted bail, he

would not have pleaded guilty.

“He would have wanted to defend

the charge, albeit on a basis

that was not likely to succeed.”

Justice Nation said he had

to decide whether there would

be a miscarriage of justice

if Maddigan was to remain

convicted and sentenced after

only being wrongly remanded in

custody when it is likely he had,

and still has, no defence to the

charge.

“By a narrow margin, I have

decided there would be such a

miscarriage.

Justice Nation quashed the

charge and remanded Maddigan

on bail to appear in the Christchurch

District Court on May 27.

If Maddigan defends the

charge, the trial will be held in

Invercargill.

—Otago Daily Times


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Thursday May 13 2021 The Star

LETTERS 21

Readers respond to former TV sports and news reader Peter Williams’ column last week: Is

democracy under threat?

THe Star should be congratulated

for being prepared to present

alternative points of view when

the daily print media in our city

is a shadow of its former self in

this regard.

Not enough Kiwis realise

what power a small cabal of people

can exercise in this country.

We share more with countries

like Russia than we care to admit

in terms of governance compared

Australia and the United

Kingdom. Far fetched?.

The Government here controls

our national airline and railway;

effectively controls its own

television and radio networks,

financially supports the major

newspapers (perhaps hence the

mild Government criticism

usually found in them); wants to

run the Reserve Bank and has reduced

interaction with the public

to a few gimmicky sessions on

their TV channel.

Yes, size has something to do

with it but some recent developments

should set off alarm bells

The issues raised by Williams

plus the proposed centralisation

of health departments;

and planned amalgamation of

television and radio control will

effectively place the future of our

democracy in even fewer hands

than at present.

Is this what we want? I don’t

think so. – David McCarthy

Thank you so much for your

article.

My ancestor James Busby

was a signatory to the Treaty of

Waitangi.

I cannot imagine that he foresaw

what is now being proposed

in He Puapua. How is it that

New Zealanders do not know

about this document?

I didn’t until I read your

article. I agree, it is preposterous.

Something like this must be

brought to the attention of all

citizens and we should all have

the right to vote and decide on

such decisions.

Like you I feel all people are

equal, and everyone’s vote is

equally valuable. I totally do

not agree that 15 per cent of

the population should have

the right to 50 per cent of the

decision-making on our country.

– Victoria Sinclair

I am so bored with the recent

series of articles by obscure,

has-been, minor media men who

have been appearing in The Star.

All of these blokes seem to be

so insecure in their own culture,

history and language that

they attack the first people of

Aotearoa, their place on the land,

their language and their right to

self-determination especially for

their children and their health.

The daft old duffers harrumphing

in their armchairs

can only weary their nearest and

dearest.

But why does The Star have to

print the offensive rubbish week

after week? What is your end

game I ask myself as I wrap up

vegetable peelings in The Star

ready for the compost.

Williams article is wrong on

many levels and almost every

paragraph has errors of fact.

Just as an example the paragraph

on who could vote in 1893

is wrong and the next paragraph

on every vote being of equal

value in the past, is absolute nonsense.

– Karolin Potter

I believed I lived in a democratic

country so I would have thought

that a referendum would have

been required to allow for Maori

wards on local council boards.

Places on boards should be by

way of merit not tokenism.

Women don’t expect tokenism

and statistically I would have

thought make up greater than 50

per cent of voting adults.

As a nation we need to move

forward and focus on the positives

for all and not keep revisiting

the inequities that Maori may

have experienced.

It is not possible to change the

past but we should be making

New Zealand a better place for

all citizens to live and thrive in. –

Di Clarke

I too have longed to speak up

regarding the fact that there are

so many folk whose ancestors

have come from other lands,

mine included, who have been

born here and thus we are New

Zealanders, not pakeha.

I am an elderly lady and a

Christian and have seen our

democracy being whittled away.

– Valerie Lather

I was pleasantly surprised to

see someone like Peter Williams,

writing an article on what I

believe the majority of New Zealanders

are quietly thinking.

We can only hope that this article

serves as a rallying point to

galvanise the silent majority into

pushing back with their MPs

on the insidious way that this

Government has surreptitiously

set out to change our countries

name from New Zealand to

Aotearoa without any referendum,

dividing up our health

system by race and establishing a

race-based justice system, while

Labour now intend to progress a

tribal Iwi race-based governance

model for New Zealand that is

widely disproportionate to their

actual numbers. – Ian

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LETTERS

I have thought the New

Zealand situation was a form of

apartheid but no one wanted to

acknowledge this.

I agree with Mr Williams that

all people who hold citizenship

should share in the governing as

one country, one people.

We all should stop being

so apathetic, and demand

answers from the Government.

– E Wilson

People seem to be afraid to

speak about this sort of thing

happening and are just allowing

the schools and educational

institutes to put forward a very

sanitised history of New Zealand

and what constitutes the true

meaning of democracy.

It seems to me that our vote

means nothing anymore as politicians

just do what the loudest

minority wants while the average

person just stands aside and allows

it to happen.

We must all not be afraid to

say what we believe so long as

we don’t use abusive language,

the fact that anyone can stand

for positions of government

and council should and must

be enough we must never put

anyone in that has not been

elected by the people it is

very dangerous and can only

lead to division on a large scale. –

Alan Truscott

Congratulations to The Star

and Peter Williams for bringing

to the attention of New Zealanders

what is secretly being planned

We want to hear your views

on the issues affecting life

in Canterbury

Send emails to:

barry@starmedia.kiwi

and is being implemented by our

current Government.

Unfortunately, it seems that

people have their heads in the

sand as there is

very little reaction

from the

public for some

reason.

Just watch

TV1 it’s

enough to

hit the mute

button. What Peter Williams

New Zealanders

need in these troubled

times is a strong person that can

unite us not divide us even if it

means peaceful protest. – Ray

O’Rourke

Kiwis protested South Africa’s

apartheid and rightly so, but now

they want to create there own

version of apartheid and create

inequality by having a different

system for different races.

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Please use your real name, not a nickname, alias, pen

name or abbreviation.

With all the diversity of people

now calling New Zealand home,

some may also want to live under

their traditional or religious laws.

When will the division stop? Can

we deny them the right to live as

they choose even though some of

their traditions and laws are in

conflict with each other? Whose

laws will dominate?

Our system may not be perfect

in practice and that is something

to work on, but equality under

the same law is the fairest in my

opinion. – D Downward

Thank you for publishing this

material and keep up the good

work.

The frog in the pot analogy

is relevant and true. – Peter

Marshall

I enjoyed reading your report

on the Labour Government’s

plans for a co-governed New

Zealand democracy and agree

that it is absolute arrogance on

their part and very worrying.

In fact, as time goes by, with

all that is being proposed by

this Government I worry for my

grandchildren and their generation

as to what this country (New

Zealand) is coming to. – Claire

Cosgrove

Peter Williams outlines what

appears to be just another

aspect of the worldwide reset

which includes the financial

systems extending to the move

to socialism presently taking

place in a number of democratic

countries. Unless there is

combined global pushback it

will quickly lead to the end of

democracy. – Terence Mundy

I would totally agree with

Peter Williams that it appears that

New Zealand is well on the way to

becoming a separated country.

I would agree that Maori did

not get a fair deal from the start,

but that mentality must change

if we are all to go forward as one

nation. Maori health and wards is

just the start.

The latest weekly report of the

National Party, states: “National

has obtained a full, un-redacted

version of He Puapua – a report

commissioned by Cabinet in

2019 that sets out a road map

to co-governance between the

Crown and Māori by 2040.”

The report proposes a Māori

Health Authority, separate

court and justice systems, Māori

ownership over the foreshore and

seabed, Māori wards in councils

and constitutional reform to

consider matters such as a Māori

Parliament or Upper House for

New Zealand.

If this doesn’t point to a twotier

system, nothing does. I

would be interested to know who

will pay for all this separatism?

Will it be the “Bank of Colonisation”

or will Maori also have

their own banking system?

If we follow that path then

what may we be asked to do for

all the other ethnic groups in

this beautiful country? – Bill

McElhinney

Well said Peter Williams. What

a great article. He has articulated

what I have been thinking for

some time.

We are all New Zealanders,

and as someone else has said the

health system should be based on

need, not on what ethnic group

you belong to.

The silent majority should

not be so silent and should

be speaking out against the

potential loss of democracy.

The analogy of the frog in

boiling water is also relevant to

the manner in which so many

public buildings and ministries

are now having Maori names,

with many times no English

counterpart.

I am not against Te Reo

Maori but I do wonder at the

subtle message when a public

toilet has the word Wahine in

letters three times the size of

ladies. – V Jones

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Balance the key

for fast growing

Cassels Brewing

ALTHOUGH they have won major

international awards, Cassels Brewing

are excited to get local recognition in

this year’s New World Beer & Cider

Awards.

Included in the Top 30 is the family-owned

Christchurch company’s Cassels APA. With

the tropical fruit and resiny pine character of

West Coast US hops it’s a great example of the

American Pale Ale style, described by judges

as offering a ‘‘long, coherent flavour journey.”

Owner and director Alasdair Cassels says that

phrase sums up the balanced beers that the

brewery aspires to produce.

“We pride ourselves on that,” he says.

“Drinkable beers that people go back to, and to

some extent our success has been based on

that. Some APAs reek of hops when you take

the top off, but that’s all you’ve got. Our beer

from the beginning to the end, you get

the hops, you get the malt, you get everything.”

Launched over a decade ago, Cassels Brewery

now has the fastest growth in the Top 10

premium craft beer producers in New Zealand,

according to Nielsen statistics.

They have a focus on export,

and are making headway in

both the United Kingdom and

Chinese markets.

As well as the APA in the Top30,

they make superbly balanced IPA, lager,

pilsner, pale ale, New Zealand APA, and a milk

stout that won at the World Beer Awards in

both 2019 and 2020.

Executive Brewer Simon Bretherton explains

that a lot of work goes into developing beer of

the consistent quality produced by Cassels.

To develop a new beer, they start with a strong

idea, which is refined over several brews at

the brewhouse in Woolston’s Maunsell St. Of

course, there are other vital factors to brewing

good beer.

“People are key,” Bretherton says. “Anyone

we recruit into the brewing team has to have

the right character and attitude. They’re all

passionate about brewing really good beer.

That’s the bare minimum really. And good

equipment.”

Left to right: Alasdair Cassels, Simon Bretherton, Zak Cassels, Joe Shanks.

Cassels began in September 2009 with a 200L

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opened a brewbar at The Tannery in Woolston,

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Only months after the opening, the February

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The city was wiped clear, to start again,” Zak

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The Star Thursday May 13 2021

Decoding Chinese

Political System

With the rise of China and its

increasing international influences,

the West has put more emphasis on

the ideological differences in recent

years. China’s path of development

is sometimes labelled as a challenge

to the universality of Western

formula, and the Chinese political

system has drawn suspicion and

smear from some Western countries.

As the Communist Party of China

(hereinafter referred to as “CPC”)

is to celebrate its centennial this

year, it is worthwhile to get a better

understanding of the CPC and

China’s governance.

In 1840s, China’s door was kicked

open by western powers during the

Opium War. From 1840 to 1949,

China signed hundreds of unequal

treaties with 23 western powers. All

Chinese ports, waterways, railroads

& coastlines were controlled by

major powers owning all kind of

privileges, even concessions. With

its sovereignty and independence

suffering serious damage, China was

plunged into a semi-colonial and

semi-feudal society.

In order to build a free and

democratic new country, China

had ventured into many political

experiments like the constitutional

monarchy, parliamentary system

and multi-party system, but none

of them worked out. China and its

people were still left in chaos with

rampant corruption and endless

misery. The Japanese aggression

against China in 1931 further

aggravated the sufferings.

Communism was introduced to

China in the early 20th century. The

ideal for creating an equal society

and emancipating the mass from

oppression echoed the aspiration of

the Chinese people. Therefore many

patriotic intellectuals introduced,

adopted and promoted Communism

to find a way to save China from

deep water.

The CPC, since its founding in 1921

with only dozens of members, soon

rallied massive support among

Chinese people. Although faced

with different challenges, the CPC

always took the lead in uniting

and liberating the Chinese people

from imperialism, feudalism and

bureaucrat-capitalism. After 28

years of arduous efforts, under the

leadership of CPC, the People’s

Republic of China was founded in

1949. Ever since then, the Chinese

people stood up again.

The new China wiped out the

vestiges of feudalism and made

remarkable achievements in

all important fields including

economy, education, health,

science, technology and culture

within less than two decades. In

the early days after the founding of

the new republic, China couldn’t

even produce a bicycle on its own.

By 1966, China has established

complete agricultural and modern

industrial systems. China also broke

sanctions and blockades imposed by

certain western countries. By 1976,

among more than 130 independent

countries in the world, 110 of them

established diplomatic relations with

China.

The CPC has served as the leading

force in China’s reform and openingup.

Market economy was introduced

in China more than 40 years ago,

leading China into fast track of

development. A socialist path of

Chinese characteristics has been

established successfully. From 1978

to 2020, the GDP per capita of China

has amounted to more than USD

10,000 from USD 200 and the world’s

largest middle class of more than

400 million people has been created.

More than 800 million people have

been lifted out of poverty. The

average life expectancy has more

than doubled from 35 years old to 77

years old since the founding of the

new China. Chinese people enjoy

higher living standards and more

personal freedom today than any

other time in Chinese history.

Looking back at the history, we can

easily draw the conclusion that the

leadership of CPC in China is the

choice of the Chinese people and the

Chinese history.

While some parties strive for

power and political gains to serve

their own interests, the CPC

always seeks to serve the interests

of the overwhelming majority of

the Chinese people. The CPC has

always adopted a down-to-earth

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Marxist doctrines to fit China’s

domestic situations. The CPC always

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appointing senior officials. Before

taking charge, officials appointed

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outstanding performance rather than

professional politicians elected in

western political system. The CPC

has always been committed to selfrenewal

and self-improvement. This

has enabled the CPC to ensure that

the Party will resolutely correct its

own problems.

A survey conducted by Harvard

Kennedy School last year shows

that more than 93 per cent of

Chinese people are satisfied with

the performance of the government

under the CPC leadership at

central and local levels. History has

proved that the Chinese system and

development path fit the country.

There is no fixed mode worldwide

for modernization. Countries should

learn from experiences of each other

rather than simply force one’s shoes

on others’ feet.

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OPINION

Visitors are welcome at

the city council building

I’M WORKING in my

office on Saturday, not

because we have hearings

on this weekend, but

because we have people

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council building, Te

Hononga, as part of Open

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Te Hononga is one of

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Most of the buildings

are walk-up opportunities

– the ones that required

bookings including the

guided city walks are fully

booked now (unfortunately

for those who haven’t

booked, but great in terms

of the popularity of the

festival).

I will be welcoming

people to what is called

the Mayor’s Lounge, but

which is really a place

where we hold many of our

all-important workshops

and briefings, as well as

informal meetings. These

are opportunities to canvas

issues before we go into a

formal decision-making

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questions to be asked and

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addressing our own greenhouse-

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Consenting provides an tied by the RMA. This is one aspect

that is often misunderstood have metres many of per these second – even (cumecs). up The transport. RMA is currently being and the expectations of the wider

with. flow An peaking individual at 3990 consent cubic may of intervention hydrogen, by to us. power our public the interests of the environment

gas emissions, with our

we have seen how occasional,

important service to the community,

but the process is not by the community.

to a The hundred. protection In fact, scheme over the has been overhauled When by the my Government

predecessor Steve community.

Christchurch building receiving a but extreme, weather events have

without

“market-leading”

its share of

energy

complexity.

efficiency had huge effects on residents and

Sometimes a consent application

years designed we have to seen defend increasingly Christchurch and will Lowndes be replaced retired with as new chair of

The

rating

overarching

of 5.0 out

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of 6 in

of

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year infrastructure

outcome

around

needs

the

to be

South complex from consents a flood of issued. as much as 6500 resource this management council late last laws. year, he • Cr Jenny Hughey is chair

Island.

by an independent No cumecs. matter who grants a consent,

Environment Canterbury’s is reforms changes will work on the better way. for He the was Council (Environment

The highlighted expectation some is that of these

big of the Canterbury Regional

applications Australian Built are handled Environment is the commissioner The driest or parts a panel of our of region,

Resource Rating System Management New Zealand. Act. commissioners. along the Marlborough This can occur coast if and ultimately leadership responsible of biodiversity for checking

that biosecurity consent programmes holders are act-

is also ognition deal of with Te Tiriti the “pressing o Waitangi, issues” of

and environment, optimistic give we proper would rec-

be able to Canterbury)

When The building’s we receive features consent include application,

184 solar we panels assess which the effect can that be Plains, heard on are a expected proposal to or get there even ing sustainably and within the and help us mitigate the effects

there across are much submitters of the who Canterbury wish to

the generate activity more would than have 55,000 on people

kilowatt and the hours environment. of electricity This per in technical predicted input. to become more intense, There concerns.

I share his confidence. As a

are drier. complex North-westerly factors requiring storms are

underpinned by climate-change climate change and sustainability.

It’s a year since Environment

conditions set.

Canterbury

of climate change; all the while

Canterbury’s are around 24,000 distinct resource

rivers consents and unique on Environment wetlands face remains we a are key taking aspect. some bold steps to

braided ensuring community, that local and participation as a council,

turn year. helps us to determine if we Once with torrential again, in such alpine cases, rainstorms the

need There to notify declared has been the a public. 26% reduction decision turning a is climate-change our out braided of the hands rivers of into Canterbury’s many challenges. books. Every The rivers year emergency

form This ensure is welcome, are but, in a no better matter place to

per staff member in emissions roaring rapids, fuelling landslides

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a vital ecological link and provide

by sea-level

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rise

the

this

changing

century and

climate

threatened and facing increased

since 30 the June council 2010. has We been now doing. have and causing widespread erosion. an abundant food supply and our and productive the tests and it will protected set us. land But pressures due to river system

access to electric and hybrid

Canterbury’s coastal Environment

nesting grounds for 26 species of there will always be a need to do

The formal declaration of a

jeopardised by the arrival and change.

vehicles and hope to have half our communities will be threatened native birds – most classified as spread more. of new, exotic weeds and

state of climate emergency across

Canterbury was one of the most

serious, and colourful, moments

in the regional council’s more than

30-year history.

A year ago this Saturday,

at 11.49am, Environment

Canterbury became New Zealand’s

first council to proclaim such an

emergency, formally dedicating

itself to consideration of climate

change at the heart of all it does.

The declaration highlighted

that all the work Environment

Canterbury does – from

freshwater management to

biodiversity and biosecurity,

transport and urban development

to air quality, and also regional

leadership – has a climate change

focus.

Currently, under the Resource

Management Act, regional

councils are required only to adapt

to climate change, not mitigate

it – that responsibility is the

Government’s, but could change.

Even in ‘adapt mode’ many

of Environment Canterbury’s

existing policies and plans already

contribute to reduced emissions.

In declaring the climate

emergency, the Council noted it

would continue to show leadership

on climate-change and do so

without adding new programmes

at ratepayers’ expense. It also gave

staff a clear mandate to continue

and enhance that work.

That work included setting

up a climate-change integration

programme in the Long-term Plan

2018-28, ensuring climate change

was actively considered across

workstreams, increasing visibility

of the science and what we know

about the impact of climate

change on Canterbury, and liaising

on the issue with iwi and regional

partners, other local authorities

and central government.

As an organisation, we have

also made significant progress in

addressing our own greenhousegas

emissions, with our

Christchurch building receiving a

“market-leading” energy efficiency

rating of 5.0 out of 6 in the year

to February on the National

Australian Built Environment

Rating System New Zealand.

The building’s features include

184 solar panels which can

generate more than 55,000

kilowatt hours of electricity per

year.

There has been a 26% reduction

per staff member in emissions

since 30 June 2010. We now have

access to electric and hybrid

vehicles and hope to have half our

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Canterbury Chair

Jenny Hughey

fleet hybrid or long-range electric

by 2022. Carbon emissions from

air travel across the organisation

are offset via our own biodiversity

programmes.

According to a Madworld report

in 2019, our gross emissions were

2253 tonnes of carbon dioxide

(CO2) equivalent, compared with

removals of 7883 tonnes of CO2-

equivalent through our efficiency

efforts and from forestry planting

across 2700 hectares.

The changing climate will pose

many risks to life and livelihood

in Canterbury. In recent years

we have seen how occasional,

but extreme, weather events have

had huge effects on residents and

infrastructure around the South

Island.

The driest parts of our region,

along the Marlborough coast and

across much of the Canterbury

Plains, are expected to get even

drier. North-westerly storms are

predicted to become more intense,

with torrential alpine rainstorms

turning our braided rivers into

roaring rapids, fuelling landslides

and causing widespread erosion.

Canterbury’s coastal

communities will be threatened

pests from warmer climates.

All these eventualities have

to be planned and prepared for,

and Environment Canterbury

will remain in the vanguard of

these climate change efforts.

One example is the $40 million

Waimakariri River flood

protection project, completed

late last year. The network of

floodgates and stopbanks will

protect half a million people and

$8 billion of community and

business assets from a possible

“super flood”.

The last major flood was in

December 1957, when parts

of Coutts Island in Belfast and

Kainga were swamped by river

flow peaking at 3990 cubic

metres per second (cumecs).

The protection scheme has been

designed to defend Christchurch

from a flood of as much as 6500

cumecs.

Environment Canterbury’s

leadership of biodiversity and

biosecurity programmes is also

underpinned by climate-change

concerns.

Canterbury’s distinct braided

rivers and unique wetlands face

many challenges. The rivers form

a vital ecological link and provide

an abundant food supply and

nesting grounds for 26 species of

native birds – most classified as

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Wetlands are also ecosystems

at-risk nationally and regionally,

degraded by draining, damming

and diversion affecting their

ability to sequester carbon,

cleanse freshwater and mitigate

flooding, as well as impacting on

biodiversity and mahinga kai.

With biosecurity, we are

putting greater emphasis on the

risks of new pests establishing

in Canterbury. Warming

temperatures, changing soils and

new land uses mean new weeds

especially, will be able to gain a

better foothold across the region.

More broadly, we have to

curb reliance on fossil fuels and

find environmentally suitable

alternatives, such as electricity and

hydrogen, to power our public

transport.

When my predecessor Steve

Lowndes retired as chair of

this council late last year, he

highlighted some of the big

changes on the way. He was

optimistic we would be able to

deal with the “pressing issues” of

climate change and sustainability.

I share his confidence. As a

community, and as a council,

we are taking some bold steps to

ensure we are in a better place to

cope with the changing climate

and the tests it will set us. But

there will always be a need to do

more.


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BIG CLUB MATCH-UPS THIS WEEKEND

Cashmere Technical continue unbeaten run

• By Chris Barclay

CASHMERE Technical were

in unfamiliar territory, yet

still managed to navigate their

way home safely when a first

defeat in 42 Mainland Football

premiership games loomed.

Trailing 0-2 to Selwyn United

with 15min to play at Garrick

Park, the reigning champions

conjured up irrepressible phases

of play to ultimately triumph 4-2

on Saturday.

Selwyn dared to dream of becoming

the first team to beat the

league’s perennial powerhouse

since Ferrymead Bays triumphed

in the opening round of the 2019

season when Jamie Carrodus

scored his second in the 75th

minute.

So on cue the seven-time

champions rallied.

Jacob Richards pulled a goal

back 8min from the end of regulation

then veteran Cory Mitchell,

in his first appearance of the

season, produced the equaliser.

Richards then secured the

three competition points in

the 87th before Yuya Taguchi

completed the escape act deep in

added time.

“We left it very late but we

tried to keep going forward as

often as possible,” head coach

Dan Schwarz said.

“I thought it was a matter of

time before we got one. And with

the players we’ve got in the squad

if we get one, we can get two or

three at times.

“We’ve got a very tight group,

we don’t bicker, we don’t argue

during games – much. We all

pull together at the right time.

“We’ve had a few late comebacks

over the years and that was

up there with one of the best.”

Cashmere Technical’s comeback

protected their three-point

lead over Coastal Spirit, who

were 4-0 winners over Ferrymead

Bays.

Christchurch United ceded

ground on the leaders when

Nomads United recovered from

a 2-1 deficit to secure a 3-2 victory

through strikes to Daniel

Thoms, who also scored Nomads

RECOVERY: Yuya Taguchi

scored in added time

to complete Cashmere

Technical’s rebound from

a two-goal deficit against

Selwyn United.

PHOTO: MATT HASTINGS

first goal, and Declan Hickford’s

winner on the hour-mark at

Tulett Park.

In the other eighth round

contest, winless Halswell’s goal

differential is now -26 though

they did avoid another rout as

Nelson Suburbs settled for a 2-1

win where their defence was only

breached in added time.

The league takes a break this

weekend as the opening round

of the Chatham Cup takes precedence.

While Cashmere Technical

survived their scare, five-time

Canterbury Rugby League premiers

Linwood were shaded by

leaders Hornby in a tense clash at

Leslie Park.

The hosts prevailed 14-10 after

leading 10-4 at the break. Electric

fullback Sincere Harraway

produced two of the Panthers

three tries to also give them a

two-point lead atop the table.

A hooker or playmaker in

the halves before switching to

fullback and being entrusted

with the captaincy, Harraway

has been a revelation in his latest

position as Hornby aim to make

JOB DONE: Champions Cashmere Technical displayed their

title-winning qualities by overwhelming Selwyn United late

to remain unbeaten in Mainland Football premiership.

PHOTO: MATT HASTINGS

PANTHERS POUNCE: Hornby scrum half Benji Heather sets up an attack in the Panthers

tense Canterbury Rugby League premiership win over champions Linwood.

PHOTO: BRENT TOMLINSON

this year’s grand final after missing

the 2020 decider.

“He’s one of our best players

and you see the finished product

of how good he can be now,” said

Hornby coach Jed Lowrie, who

was rapt for the inexperienced

players in the squad to revel in a

win over the Keas.

“It’s been a while since we’ve

beaten Linwood at home so the

new boys and the young boys

should get a bit more confidence

with the win,” he said.

Lowrie said maintaining the

momentum against the Eastern

Eagles, who broke their duck

against Papanui, this weekend

was key.

“Trying to get up a week after

playing Linwood is tough, there’s

a lot of sore bodies,” he said.

The Northern Bulldogs, last

year’s beaten finalists, got their

campaign back on track after

setbacks against Riccarton and

Hornby with a 28-18 win over

Halswell while Riccarton beat

the improving Celebration Lions

20-14 at Coronation Park.

Riccarton will be favoured to

beat winless Papanui on Saturday,

Linwood try to get back

on track against Halswell and

the Celebration Lions host the

Northern Bulldogs.

Leaders Marist Albion suffered

their first loss of the Christchurch

Metro Cup season but

they still lead their conquerors

Linwood by four competition

points.

Linwood won the top of the table

clash 27-24 while champions

Lincoln University continued

their resurgence with a tight 30-

26 triumph over HSOB.

University no longer had the

tutelage of All Black Braydon

Ennor on hand, but they still

recorded a third successive win

by beating New Brighton 47-23.

The status quo remained in the

Christchurch Netball Centre premier

grade although champions

Lincoln University were pushed

hard by Saints before prevailing

57-52.

Technical A and Kereru A are

the other unbeaten teams after

four rounds thanks to contrasting

wins over Villa Maria (83-15)

and St Nicholas (51-50) respectively.

In Canterbury Hockey’s

premier league, Harewood and

Marist are unbeaten after two

rounds of the men’s schedule,

likewise Marist and Carlton

Redcliffs in the women’s draw.

Top of the tables

Christchurch Metro Premier Cup Men’s Rugby

P W L D PD Pts

Marist Albion 5 4 1 0 35 22

Linwood 5 4 1 0 47 18

Lincoln University 5 3 2 0 9 17

Sydenham 5 3 1 1 1 17

Christchurch 5 2 2 1 36 16

University 5 3 2 0 21 15

Burnside 5 3 2 0 17 14

Sumner 5 2 2 1 -5 13

Shirley 5 1 4 0 -26 11

New Brighton 5 2 3 0 -23 9

HSOB 5 1 4 0 -15 8

Belfast 5 0 4 1 -97 5

Canterbury Rugby League Men’s Premiership

P W L D PD Pts

Hornby Panthers 5 5 0 0 94 10

Linwood Keas 5 4 1 0 74 8

Celebration Lions 5 3 2 0 68 6

Halswell Hornets 5 3 2 0 58 6

Northern Bulldogs 5 2 3 0 4 4

Riccarton Knights 5 2 3 0 -76 4

Eastern Eagles 5 1 4 0 -108 2

Papanui Tigers 5 0 5 0 -128 0

Mainland Football Men’s Premiership

P W D L GD Pts

Cashmere Technical 8 7 1 0 18 22

Coastal Spirit 8 6 1 1 12 19

Christchurch Utd 8 4 2 2 17 14

Nelson Suburbs 8 4 1 3 2 13

Nomads Utd AFC 8 4 0 4 -3 12

Ferrymead Bays 8 3 0 5 -10 9

Selwyn Utd FC 8 1 1 6 -10 4

Halswell Utd AFC 8 0 0 8 -26 0

Weekend match-ups

•Christchurch Metro Premier

Cup (all Saturday at 2.45pm)

HSOB v Sydenham, Bob Deans

Field; Belfast v Burnside, Sheldon

Park; Linwood v Lincoln University,

Linfield Park; University v Marist

Albion, Ilam Fields; Sumner v New

Brighton, St Leonards Square; Shirley

v Christchurch, Burwood Park.

Canterbury Rugby League

Premiership (all Saturday at

2.45pm):

Linwood Keas v Halswell

Hornets, Nga Puna Wai; Eastern

Eagles v Hornby Panthers, Wainoni

Park; Celebration Lions v Northern

Bulldogs, Cuthberts Green; Papanui

Tigers v Riccarton Knights, Papanui

Domain.

Mainland Football

Premiership

No matches due to the first round

of the Chatham Cup.

Chatham Cup fixtures (all

2pm Saturday):

Parklands Utd v Cashmere

Technical, Parklands Reserve;

Waimakariri Utd v Coastal Spirit,

Kendall Park; Halswell Utd v Selwyn

Utd, Halswell Domain; Western

AFC v Burwood AFC, Walter Park;

FC Twnety 11 v Christchurch Utd,

Avonhead Park.


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Subaru that won’t get your goat

THE GOOAT – greatest Outback

of all time is Subaru’s slogan

for its latest generation station

wagon.

It’s a kind of corny catchphrase

but there’s no disputing the claim,

the new Outback is surely worthy

of high praise. I see it as competing

squarely with European cars

of similar concept.

The reason for my statement

simply comes down to the quality

of build in the new Outback, it is

full of appointments, the controls

are extensive and the layout

borders on what you would get in

any luxury car.

Yet the Outback hasn’t lost sight

of its purpose, which is the reason

why it is the vehicle of choice for

recreational enthusiasts who see

the model as reliable transport in

and out of low grip sites.

And that is something Subaru

has done well with every iteration

of the Outback, it is a wagon that

could easily double as any sport

utility vehicle, yet it looks and

functions like a station wagon

should. Anyone who knows me

will tell you I like station wagons

and the cavernous load section is

full of purpose.

The Outback will also carry

five occupants in comfort on any

surface, sealed, unsealed or as

Subaru hints – on any goat track.

A few years ago Subaru New

Zealand adopted the policy of

selling all new vehicles here

complete with its symmetrical

four-wheel-drive system. It’s

worked well for the company, and

any buyer who has purchased a

new Subaru will have reaped the

benefits.

For one it is a complete safety

system, providing grip even when

you aren’t aware of it, plus there

is the other benefit of travelling

cross-country or off-road at will,

and that’s where the Outback

comes in, it lives up to its name

with 213mm of ground clearance

and suspension travel that deals

well to uneven surfaces.

On that score, and because the

evaluation car had seen some

loose surface travel, I drove along

the shingle tracks that run parallel

to the Waimakariri River and

experienced a soft, controlled

ride. You can certainly feel the

suspension absorbing the uneven

surfaces, and on a slippery, gentle

incline the driveline can be felt

working to keep wheelspin at bay.

Most of all, the Outback’s ability

to cocoon the occupants with

a sublime ride is pretty much

a miracle and is testament to

those who have developed the

spring and damper rates. I know

Subaru’s association with German

USER-FRIENDLY: Large screen and icons make using the

Outback’s display console easy.

SUBARU OUTBACK: Capable when tackling the high country goat tracks.

shock absorber company Bilstein

has paid dividends over the years,

today’s Outback capitalises on

that development.

There is little trade-off when

cruising the highway. The soft

ride could suggest on-road handling

would be jeopardised, that’s

not the case, even at 1675mm tall

the Outback doesn’t lean awkwardly

and gravitational movement

is well arrested.

Much of the Outback’s overall

handling prowess must be put

down to the quality of the tyres.

The Bridgestone Alenza’s (225/60

x 18in) are a new compound to

me and, although they can’t be

described as deep-treaded as

you would expect for an off-road

vehicle, they have a pattern that

copes well on all surfaces, they

are quiet and provide much information

to the steering wheel.

The loading in a corner is

well-weighted, the entire vehicle

is fully directional. I like vehicles

that give you confidence through

the steering and suspension, the

Outback’s front-strut/rear-double

wishbone system is fully informative,

the messages the driver receives

are very much confidenceboosting.

There’s also a bit of a surprise

under the bonnet, Subaru has introduced

an almost entirely new

engine. Well the boxer design is

the same as before and it’s much

the same capacity – a 2.5-litre. It’s

a four-cylinder unit I’ve long had

an affinity for.

Developing 138kW and

245Nm, the horizontally-opposed

unit is punchy and torquey, delivering

with a distinctive sound

• Price – Subaru Outback

Touring, $57,490

• Dimensions – Length,

4870mm; width, 1875mm;

height, 1675mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder

(boxer), fourwheel-drive,

2498cc,

138kW, 245Nm,

continuously variable

automatic

• Performance –

0-100km/h, 9sec

• Fuel usage – 7.3l/100km

that lets you know there is something

special sitting up front.

Drive is directed through a

continuously variable transmission,

one which Subaru has

constantly developed to the

point where it feels much like a

traditional automatic. However,

it has the advantage of a direct

transfer of power, there is nothing

lost through the transmission.

Consequently, the Outback feels

sprightly, there’s no obvious feel

of weight within the car, even

though it comes in at 1661kg.

Acceleration is strong, the Outback

will reach 100km/h from a

standstill in 9sec, and it will lunge

through a highway overtake (80-

120km/h) in 6sec.

On the subject of figures,

Subaru must be well satisfied

with the fuel usage figures in

the newcomer. It is listed with

a 7.3l/100km combined cycle

average. That’s achievable, when

I took the evaluation car back to

the dealership the internal readout

was showing 9l/100km, that

aided by a thrifty 4.7l/100km instantaneous

readout at 100km/h

(engine speed 1500rpm).

The new Outback is available

in three variants, all with the

same driveline. The series starts

at $49,990, the evaluation car

was the range-topping Touring

at $57,490; in-between there is a

$54,990 X model.

The Touring wants for nothing,

it is a plush, luxury vehicle with

all the trimmings for comfort and

convenience. Full leather trim,

paddle-shifters, clever Eyesight

safety system, SI drive intelligent

drive modes, Harman Kardon

audio and heated and electrically

adjustable seats are all fitted.

I particularly like the large

central console display. It’s about

as big as any I’ve seen previously

in any car and it makes reading

and touching the icons so very

easy. The system displays are

deep and comprehensive, all

of these factors contributing to

why I rate the Outback as a full

luxury car market contender, yet

it offers so much more in terms

of ability.

As much as I enjoyed the

Outback, the Touring model

would be a little out of my reach.

However, my wife has been easily

convinced that the XV is the

Subaru for us as we look towards

retirement.

Subaru’s philosophy and

direction is proving to be a

winning combination, from

where I sit I can say without any

hesitation that interest is growing

strongly, drawing people to the

brand, and its fine vehicles like

the Outback and its stablemates

that are doing that.

Downsizing? Decluttering?

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(Relieving work in schools)

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in New Zealand.

Please email your

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or phone 338 9056

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financial controller

Allied Press Limited is the largest independently owned Media

Company in New Zealand. Employing over 1,100 staff and

contributors across its 15 South Island locations, the Group

has considerable interests in Digital and Print Media, web,

regional television and commercial print operations. The

Head Office, based in Dunedin has an on-site workforce of

approximately 250 staff.

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aspects of the finance function across Allied Press Ltd and the

wider Fraser Smith Holdings (FSH) Group, while ensuring that

all financial obligations are met. This is a senior leadership

role requiring strong strategic leadership, technical capability

and commercial expertise.

Key accountabilities include:

• Leading the finance function, ensuring best practice

standards and processes are upheld and building team

capability.

• Financial management, accounting and treasury functions

for the Fraser Smith Holdings Group and Allied Press Ltd.

As an integral member of the senior leadership team, you will

be expected to actively contribute to the strategic direction

of the company.

You will have

• CA Qualification

• Minimum of 6-8 years’ experience in a senior accounting

role, preferably in a commercial environment

• Strong relationship and people leadership experience

• Forward thinking and change ready – able to think beyond

the current brief in order to strengthen the business.

A full copy of the position description can be found at

alliedpress.co.nz/employment. Further enquiries may be

directed to Grant McKenzie, CEO (grant@alliedpress.co.nz).

To apply please submit your CV and Cover Letter by the

31 May 2021 by emailing recruitment@alliedpress.co.nz or

apply via seek.

Please note you must have the right to work in New

Zealand to apply for this role.

Situations Vacant

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

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Monday to Friday

3pm - 6pm

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We are looking for

cleaners to join our

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team.

You will need to pass a

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MUST have your

own transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

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csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

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reporter

Gore

Full-time Permanent

Are you a reporter who’s passionate about news and

hungry to forge a career telling your community’s stories?

Allied Press Communities has an exciting opportunity for

ambitious and adaptable reporter to join our team at The

Ensign and Otago Daily Times in Gore. As a member of

our Gore newsroom you will work on wide range of stories

and features from education to council and breaking

news.

Allied Press Limited is the largest independently owned

Media Company in New Zealand. Employing over 1,100

staff and contributors across its 15 South Island locations,

the Group has considerable interests in Digital and Print

Media, web, regional television and commercial print

operations. The Ensign is published twice a week and

delivered to 12,000 homes in Eastern Southland, Northern

Southland and West Otago.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with:

• Excellent writing ability with a keen interest in news and

story-telling both in print and online

• a high degree of initiative.

• the ability to juggle tasks and meet regular deadlines

• a full NZ drivers licence

• Photography, video and website skills are desirable.

• Relevant journalism qualification (or equivalent

experience) would be a distinct advantage)

This role may require some evening and weekend work.

A copy of the full job description can be found at

alliedpress.co.nz/employment

Informal inquiries about the role are welcomed and should

be directed to the regional editor (tim.miller@odt.co.nz)

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to

recruitment@alliedpress.co.nz or apply via SEEK.

Applications close on Friday 4 June 2021.

Please note you must have the right to work in New

Zealand to apply for this role.

Disclaimer: Allied Press does not accept unsolicited

agency résumés.

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www.drivesouth.co.nz

Who we are

Star Media is a division of Allied Press Limited, who employs over 450

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

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

delivering quality news, information and entertainment through our various

regional and city publications, including The Star, StarNews.co.nz and a

network of Community Newspapers.

The role

We are currently seeking an Advertising Account Executive to take

responsibility for our weekly Drivesouth Sales Magazine. We are looking for

an experienced salesperson to join our team based in Christchurch.

You will enjoy working as part of a team, have a can-do attitude and an

affinity and interest across the motoring sector.

Some of the key accountabilities include:

• Effective promotion and sales of advertising for Drivesouth Sales

Magazine and Star Media’s range of products

• Providing a high quality, professional sales administration service

• Ensuring the highest possible level of customer/client service

• Working proactively to ensure that clients are offered the best

advertising solution across all potential advertising platforms

If you think this role is for you, please apply with your CV and a

covering letter to shane@starmedia.kiwi

A copy of the full position description can be found at

alliedpress.co.nz/employment

Applications will close on Friday 21st May 2021.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please note you must have the right to work in

New Zealand to apply for this role.

Disclaimer: Allied Press does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.

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repairs & maintenance.

height reduction, hedge

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trimming, shaping, tree

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planting, firewood. Free

bathroom / kitchens

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replacement of all rotten

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022 413 3504 or 981-1903

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in fences and decking, also

do spouting cleans and

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maintenance. NO JOB TO

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it all, please don’t hesitate

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for a no obligation free

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locks, moss spraying etc.

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Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

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co.nz

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517 7001

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022

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164 0365

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cash paid. Ph Paul 022

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Star Media wish to advise

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washing machines, ovens.

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8440, 027 66 22 116

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Wanted To Buy

STEVE PURCELL

ANTIQUES

BUYING

noW

Gold jewellery,

watches, coins,

medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

stevepurcellantiques.com


38 The Star Thursday May 13 2021

THE ENTERTAINMENT HUB OF THE NORTH!

113 RAVEN QUAY | PHONE: 03 327 7884

BISTRO

OPEN FROM 12PM

WEDNESDAY

TO SUNDAY

HOUSIE

EVERY THURSDAY

12PM

EYES DOWN 12.30PM

BAR HOURS

MON 3PM-10PM

TUES & WEDS 11.30AM

THURS 11AM | FRI 11.30AM

SAT & SUN 11AM

Closing times will vary.

DOWNSTAIRS FRIDAY 7PM, FREE

Like,totally awesome

80night

FEATURING THE

DnD TRIO

(JOJO, GIGI & MARK)

's

DnD's

Essential 80's Mix

S h o w b a n d

DOWNSTAIRS BAR

FREE!

Hammering out

the kitsch n cool

hits of the 80's

PRIZES FOR BEST

80'S OUTFITS!

Totally Rad!

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

Are you ready to boogie the night away?

PRIZES FOR

BEST 70's DISCO OUTFIT &

BEST DANCING COUPLE

SATURDAY 7PM

BOOK YOUR TABLE

03 260 0325

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






FRIDAY

MEMBER DRAW

3x $500

LIVE RUGBY

SUPER RUGBY

FRIDAY 7.05PM

HIGHLANDER v REDS

SATURDAY 7.05PM

CRUSADERS v

BRUMBIES

LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY, 7PM

Autumn Dance with

ROBBIE DREW

in the Sports Bar

N E W

ME NU

NEW BAR/BISTRO MENU

AVAILABLE

MONDAY-SUNDAY

12 NOON - 8.30PM

QU I Z

EVERY WEDNESDAY

FROM 7PM

HOU S I E

EVERY SATURDAY

FROM 12.30PM

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

SENIOR'S GOLD CARD

SPECIALS!

From $23.50

Bookings Essential

PH 386 0088

fb.com/GardenRestaurantBuffet

www.gardenhotel.co.nz

WED: ROAST MEAL

THUR: FISH & CHIPS

FRI: FISH & CHIPS

SUN: ROAST MEAL

Available 11.30am-2pm

CHECK

OUT

OUR

AMAZING

WEEK DAY

COFFEE-

COMBO

SPECIALS

FROM $7.50

CAFE OPEN 7 DAYS 9AM - 4PM

BAR OPEN THU - SUN EVENINGS

PH 385 8880

FIND US ON FACEBOOK

fb.com/GBCCHCH

THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX, 110 MARSHLAND RD

www.gardenhotel.co.nz . Phone 385 3132

facebook.com/gardenrestaurantbuffet instagram.com/gardenrestaurantbuffet

LIVE MUSIC

COMING UP

SUPER RUGBY LIVE!

FRIDAY FROM 7PM

MAMA ROCK

BISTRO OPEN

SHUTTLE OPERATING

SUNDAY 6 JUNE, 2PM: CHUR BRO DUO

SUNDAY 20 JUNE, 2PM: NEXUS

BISTRO IS OPEN

TUES TO SAT

12pm-2pm and from 5pm

202 Marine Pde - Ph 388-9416

www.newbrightonclub.co.nz

Members, guests & affiliates welcome


Thursday May 13 2021 The Star 39

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 13 to Wednesday 19 May 2021

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Christchurch’s

smoking hot BLUES BAR. Thursday 7.30pm

- DeltaBros. Friday 8pm - Rhomboid

Psychedelic Funk. Saturday 8.30pm - Pride &

Joy Blues Band present A Tribute to Stevie

Ray Vaughan, tickets at eventbrite.co.nz.

Wednesday 7pm - Ara Jazz & Blues Jam.

ARMADILLO'S BECKENHAM, 155

Colombo St: Saturday 9pm - The DnD

TRIO (Jojo, Gigi & Mark).

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Thursday 7pm - NZ Songwriters in the

Round presents Songwriters Open Mic, all

welcome, original songs, free. Friday 7pm -

The Eastern & The Black Velvet Band play

the songs of The Pogues. Benefit gig for

DeBarra's Folk Club, Clonakilty, Ireland

SOLD OUT. Saturday 9pm - Battle of the

Bands Pop-Up Gig feat. Daphne & Daisy; I

See Tomorrow; Sins of Eve; Zoleka, presales

eventfinda $7, door $10. Sunday 1pm - Rangi

Ruru Jazz Band (Jazz Combos & Rock Band

Showcase), free; 4pm - John Sanchez-Lloyd

with special guest Andy Genge, free. Monday

7pm - Quiz. Tuesday 8pm - Stand-up

comedy night, free. Wednesday 6pm - Dig

The Gig - UC Student Band Comp feat. Con

Carne; Gecho; Marsha; The Beauchamps; The

Layaronds; Helicopter, free.

BILL'S BAR, 1 Halswell Rd: Thursday

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

Mickey Rat's Karaoke.

BRIDIE'S BAR & BISTRO, 401

Worcester St: Saturday 7pm - 70's Disco

Party.

BOO RADLEYS, Level 1, 98 Victoria St:

Thursday 9pm - Supercat Duo. Friday 8pm -

Connor Hartley Hall; 10.30pm - Marcel.

Saturday 8pm - Amber Carly Williams;

10.30pm - Black & Gold. Wednesday 7.30pm

- South Street Blues Trio; 9.30pm - Open Mic

Night.

CASSELS BLUE SMOKE, Garlands Rd:

Saturday 8.30pm - Beastwars 10 year

anniversary tour with special guests Earth

Tongue, tickets at undertheradar.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, 30 Victoria

St: Friday 6pm - Rusila; 9.15pm - Cantora.

Christchurch Casino cont...

Saturday 6pm - Shannon Cooper-Garland;

9.15pm - X-Files duo.

HORNBY CLUB, Carmen Rd: Friday 7pm

- Jo's Karaoke. Saturday 7pm - Sha-low.

Sunday 2pm - Peter Cairns.

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven Quay: Friday

7pm - 80's Theme Night feat. the DnD Trio

(Jojo, Gigi & Mark), free (downstairs).

MICKY FINNS, 85a Hereford St: Friday -

Uncovered. Saturday - Smoke & Mirrors.

NEW BRIGHTON CLUB, 202 Marine

Pde: Friday 7pm - Mama Rock.

RICHMOND CLUB, 75 London St: Friday

7pm - Isolde duo. Saturday 9pm - Mezzanine.

Sunday 3pm - Natalie Elms.

RIVERSIDE MARKET, 98 Oxford Tce:

Thursday 6pm - Live jazz with Ocelot, $10

entry.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding St, Hornby:

Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday 8.30pm - End

Game.

THE CUBAN, 236 St Asaph St: Friday

4pm - Live music with Brent Love.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

Thursday 8pm - The Giant Poppies. Friday

7.30pm - Open Mic & Jam. 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 - Reckless Duo.

Saturday 9.30pm - The Meaniez. Sunday 6pm

- Lance Kiwi Karaoke. Tuesday 7pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

WOOLSTON CLUB, 143 Hargood St:

Saturday 7pm - Robbie Drew Autumn Dance.

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON, 19 London

St, Lyttelton: Friday 8.30pm - Cold Shower

'CS10' album release, with support The

Layarounds; Violet French & the Horrible, $5

entry. Saturday 8.30pm - Mini Simmons

'Push & Pull' single release tour, tickets at

undertheradar.co.nz. Tuesday 8pm - Open

Mic. Wednesday 8pm - Jam Night.

‘Famous for their roasts!’

SENIORS SPECIAL

Two courses: $

23

Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

Conditions apply

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Kid’s Special

Two courses

Great Kids menu plus

designated play area.

$

13

Saturday 7pm:

SHA-LOW

Coming Attraction

PLUS Johnny Cash

FRIDAY 21 MAY, 8PM

Tickets $20 available from the Club

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

at Hornby Club

Sunday 5pm:

PETER CAIRNS

SUPER RUGBY LIVE

Saturday 7.05pm

CRUSADERS v BRUMBIES

OYSTER

LUNCH

WEDNESDAY 26 MAY

Battered oysters

served with chips & salad

Sold out!

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

Come on down!

17 CARMEN RD. PH. 03 349 9026

WWW.HORNBYWMC.CO.NZ

WHAT’S ON AT THE RICHMOND CLUB

FRIDAY 7PM

ISOLDE DUO

SUPER RUGBY

HIGHLANDERS

v REDS

Friday 7.05pm

CRUSADERS

v BRUMBIES

Saturday 7.05pm

SATURDAY

AFTER THE RUGBY

MEZZANINE

SUNDAY 3PM

NATALIE ELMS

75 London St, Richmond

Christchurch 8013

P: 03 389 5778

theborough.nz

richmondclub.nz


40 The Star Thursday May 13 2021

SELECTED ITEMS IN STORE & ONLINE

+ SUPER DEALS. ENDS 31.5.21.

Lincoln 4 Seater

WAS $

2699

NOW

$

1999

Ramsey Single/Single Bunk

WAS $

1299

NOW

$

999

Duke

Dining Chair

NOW $

125

Atlantic 3 Piece

Dining Set

WAS $

1379

NOW

$

1099

Veno

Dining Chair

NOW $

95

Includes underbunk

storage drawer

Kate Sofabed

WAS $

350

NOW

$

275

Atlantic Queen Bed

WAS $

999

NOW

$

699

Allessa

Chaise Sofa

WAS $

2199

NOW

$

1799

Allessa Sofa with

Ottoman WAS $ 3299

NOW

$

2699

ON SALE!

Medium Feel

boxed

for easy

transport!

Macey Swivel Chair

WAS $

899

NOW

$

699

Shop

Online

Nationwide

Delivery

Finance

Options

Buy NZ MAde!

Sono Queen Mattress

WAS $

599

PLUS 24 MONTHS INTEREST FREe! - SeE In store for details.

NOW

$

399

AUTUMN SALE ENDS 31.05.21.

250 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch

Ph: 0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

targetfurniture.co.nz

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

Sale Excludes Accessories.

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