Southern View: May 27, 2021

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Cabbage

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Dreams

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police waiting for you.

Waltham School students

were treated to a special day

and got to learn more about

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the roles of the New Zealand

police.

Several police vehicles and

eight police officers were on site

and children were able

to climb into cars and go

through the community hub

vehicle, seeing the blue and red

flashing lights and hearing the

sirens.

There were police uniform

dress-ups and a chance to

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School treated to police visit

Waltham School year 3 pupils Nēke Mete and Julie Biswa found out what it takes to be a police officer.

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officer on their heavy vests,

including torches, tasers and

handcuffs.

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Arm

wrestle

looming

over

surplus

land

• By Bea Gooding

RESIDENTS MAY still have

time to convince the city council

to retain a piece of land for a

community space in Halswell

instead of selling it.

The city council is yet to decide

on whether it will sell land no

longer required at 66 Quaifes Rd

after it was purchased to develop

a stormwater retention and detention

basin.

A number of affordable housing

providers, including Kāinga

Ora, have already shown interest

in buying the site to develop as a

whole.

But the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board wants

at least a third of the surplus land

to remain in city council ownership

following calls to save it for

the community, such as a hall.

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Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Thursday, 1-3pm, at Halswell, 1.30-

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Mah-Jong

Thursday, 1-3.30pm

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If you are interested in playing

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Phone Noel at 322 8636 for more

information.

Virtual Reality Experience

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the whole family. Free, no bookings required. ​

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Sessions aimed at adults, suitable for

ages 13 and older. Bookings may be

required on the day. Phone 941 7923

to register.

Rotary Market

Sunday, 8.30am-12.30pm

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A variety of stalls will be available,

including fresh produce, jams and

preserves, and recycled clothing,

books and tools. Every Sunday, with

all proceeds supporting the local

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Thursday May 27 2021 3

Land sale up

for discussion

• From page 1

But the community board identified

the need for more affordable

Halswell Residents’ Association

secretary David Hawke said the association

was comfortable with that population continues to grow, so

housing in Halswell as the area’s

arrangement as the area could do several housing providers were also

with more recreational spaces. contacted to gauge interest.

“If it didn’t [go through], we’d be In spite of what the association

pretty disappointed,” he said. wanted, Hawke was not against a

“The key outcome we

potential housing development

want is provision for

at this site as he also understood

its importance.

community use.”

The city council

Kāinga Ora was not able to

planned to discuss the

confirm its intentions with the

sale at its meeting last

land if it was successful.

week, but it has been rescheduled

to a later date.

comment at this stage,

“It’s not appropriate for us to

ahead

It is now being

discussed at the community

board’s meeting

next Tuesday before it proceeds to

the city council for a decision.

The city council always intended

to subdivide the land for its stormwater

work and eventually sell the

surplus.

More land was acquired than

needed as the original owner was not

willing to sell the part that the city

council wanted to develop, therefore it

purchased the whole site.

The association saw this as an

opportunity to save the land for

residents to use before it went to the

open market.

Anne

Galloway

of any council decision on the

sale of this land,” a Kāinga Ora

spokesperson said.

Halswell Ward city councillor

Anne Galloway said affordable

housing was needed, particularly

due to an ageing population and

that first-home buyers like young

families “need a place to live”.

But there was a “real opportunity”

for community involvement in

planning what this space could look

like.

“I’m keen to get a community panel

of people to work with to design

a space that is going to provide an

environment we want our families to

grow up in,” she said.

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Students take part in

ANZAC Day services

First Time Ever !

Five students from one school selected for NZ Competi

Joe Eccleton (Principal), Madilyn Haar-Wilkinson, Georgina Cockfield, Matthew Winter

and Brett Cox (Year 11 Head of School).

A number of Cashmere High School

students formally represented our school

community at this year’s services of

remembrance held at the Halswell Domain

Memorial and Cashmere Park.

A special mention must go to Madilyn

Pupils muck in for stream clean-up

A special thanks

to the CHS

Sustainability

Council and

Volunteer Army who

helped with the local

stream clean-up on

Thursday, April 6.

A big mihi to new

Cashmere teacher,

Stacie Lilley, who

helped organise

the event, working

with the Healthy

Ōpāwaho team and

EOS Ecology. Ka mau

te wehi!

Thursday 10th June 2021

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Haar-Wilkinson (Year 13) who sung

the national anthem at the Victoria

Park service. We had other students

representing our school as flag bearers,

laying commemorative wreaths and

reading the names of those who had fallen.

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Students with teachers Matt Benassi (left) and Paul Conner (right)

Young entrepreneurs set

competition record

NZ Entrepreneurs

in Action 2021

For the first time ever, a New Zealand

secondary school — Cashmere High

School — has five students selected to

attend the National Business Competition

“Entrepreneurs in Action”.

This is a Young Enterprise competition

that sees students from across the country

Our Business Studies

students have held two very

different Market Days this

year. In Term 1 our Year

10 students held the everpopular

food market day,

pictured above, and then in

Term 2 our Year 11 students

held a “Mother’s Day

Market”, right. Both events

were well supported by staff

and students alike.

Sporting success at

Halberg Games

compete over a 48-hour period.

Congratulations to Year 12 students

Liam Crawford and Archie MacDonald,

Year 13 students Oakley Inkersell, Emilia

Dybka and Jayden Rosanowski who will

represent Cashmere for a second year.

Good luck!

Market Days well supported

Over the school holidays, Year 9 student Charlotte

Murphy competed at the Halberg Games, a threeday

sports competition for young athletes aged

8-21 years with physical or visual impairments.

Charlotte took part in six swimming and six

athletics events, achieving a new personal best,

and was also awarded the Joyce Fisher Cup for

Spirit of the Games.

Charlotte is pictured at right with retired

paralympian swimmer Rebecca Dubber.


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Cabbage trees to rise again

• By Samantha Mythen

OLIVER LEWIS’ passion for

cabbage trees prompted him to

start a fundraiser to buy 24 of the

robust-trunked and sword-leafed

trees.

His goal: To replace the ones

poisoned along the causeway

section of the Coastal Pathway

in 2018.

Last week, in four hours, a

fundraising goal of $633.60

was reached. In total, $778 was

raised, exceeding the amount

needed to buy the 24 cabbage

trees from Trees for Canterbury.

Heathcote Ward city councillor

Sara Templeton and Mayor

Lianne Dalziel have both supported

the fundraiser.

Lewis, who lives in St Martins,

started the fundraiser via a

Givealittle page on May 13.

Lewis, a freelance journalist,

reported on the 2018 poisoning

when he was working for The

Press, calling it a “cold case cabbage

tree killing”. The offender

has not been found.

“I’ve always felt miffed that

someone had the audacity to

poison the cabbage trees and on

petty grounds,” said Lewis.

“They should be replaced,

protected and respected.”

The reason behind Lewis’ fundraiser

is his long-standing like

of cabbage trees. “I have worked

in Marlborough before, and

along the east coast the cabbage

trees stand out among the gold

of the tussocks and the rust of

the railways. They are beautiful

trees,” he said.

“They’re pioneering, they’re

rugged – I quite like them.”

Lewis said that unfortunately

many people dislike the trees due

to their habit of dropping tough

leaves that often then get tangled

up in lawnmowers.

Lewis has since bought the

trees and there will be a planting

day in June in collaboration with

the Christchurch Coastal Pathway

Group and any volunteers

who would like to help out.

Pathway group chairman of

the Hanno Sander said: “We’re

excited that Oli’s fundraising to

reinstate the trees has been so

successful, with broad support

from the community including

the mayor.

“We’re looking forward to a

working bee where we’ll plant

several hundred natives along

Beachville Rd and the cabbage

trees in their original locations.”

Lewis still hopes to solve the

mystery. Last week he dropped

100 leaflets around Mt Pleasant,

asking if anyone knew anything.

If you have any information

about the poisoning of the trees,

email Oliver on oli.lewis720@

gmail.com

ON THE CASE: Oliver Lewis has raised over $700 to

replace cabbage trees on the causeway that were

poisoned.

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Dreams realised in spite of disability

NOT EVEN a disability could

get in Charlotte Holt’s way

when it comes to fulfilling her

dreams.

The 18-year-old Villa Maria

College student has earned a

$10,000 scholarship towards

fees to study law and arts at

Canterbury University.

Charlotte was diagnosed with

mild to moderate hypotonic

cerebral palsy at six-monthsold.

A lack of tone in the

muscles makes everyday movements

difficult and exhausting.

She said her strong sense of

social justice and empathy for

others was attributed to her

time at the Champion Centre as

a young child.

“Perhaps from my time at the

Champion Centre and my love

of public speaking, I gravitated

towards studying social justice

and law at university,” she said.

“It’s an opportunity to give

back.”

Based in Burwood, the

Champion Centre is a nonprofit

organisation providing

early intervention for babies

and children born prematurely,

or with disabilities.

Because Charlotte was

continuously surrounded by

children who also had a disability,

she was not treated any

differently.

Her mother Jane said she

was a very relaxed, but “floppy”

baby.

“We never put a label on

Charlotte’s condition,” she said.

Holt initially attended Milestones

Centre for three months

before she started at the Champion

Centre at nine-monthsold,

mainly with her mother.

They would go in once a week

and then eventually fortnightly

until she was nearly two at the

end of 2004.

“While at the Champion

Centre, Charlotte became very

able with her fine motor skills.

As well as sessions at the centre,

we took her swimming a lot,”

Jane said.

“The staff that work there are

incredible, very dedicated and

amazing. Early intervention is

so important, it’s your lifeline.”

Charlotte’s nanas often came

to the sessions as well.

“My mother often found

it quite emotional when she

visited the centre, seeing what

all these amazing children were

achieving,” said Charlotte’s

father Chris.

“Charlotte definitely developed

her personality and talent

from the Champion Centre, she

received a lot of attention. She

has become very independent.”

Growing up, Charlotte

danced, sang and played sport.

She then joined her two older

sisters at Villa Maria, where

she became an esteemed public

speaker and achieved her grade

7 trinity speech and drama

exam.

Last year, Charlotte applied

for a tertiary scholarship

through her father’s work at the

Lyttelton Port Company that

was available for children of

employees to apply for.

Through a selection process,

she was awarded the scholarship

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SUCCESS: Charlotte Holt

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towards fees to study law

and arts at Canterbury

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Lynn Tufuga (left), year 8, Senior Sergeant Roy Appley and Amber Day, year 8, get a closer look at what police officers wear. Donovan Robertson (right),

year 1, gets behind the wheel of a police car.

Pupils taught how to keep safe in community

• From page 1

Waltham School is part of

Canterbury Neighbourhood Support’s

school programme.

Co-ordinator Elissa Smith

organised the visit so the pupils

could learn about keeping safe

in your community, the benefits

of knowing your neighbours and

being prepared for emergencies.

“The focus of the visit is for

children to have fun [and] at the

same time, learning that the role

of the police is to help and protect

us,” she said.

“This is important for children;

they need assurance that adults

are sorting out things that seem

scary to children.

“Some children have a fear

of the police because they hear

or are threatened by comments

from adults that describe police

in a negative way.”

The children were given an opportunity

to ask questions.

“We were impressed with

the range of questions and

how well they were thought

out,” said Senior Sergeant Roy

Appley.

Pupils asked if the police

worked at night, why the lights

are blue and red and one of the

most respectful questions was “if

it’s such a dangerous job, why did

you choose to do it?”

Canterbury Neighbourhood

Support runs the programme in

14 primary schools in Christchurch.

It is a leadership opportunity

for students.

They choose and lead projects

in their school that cover

information from emergency

services, projects that benefit the

local environment or develop

empathy and community spirit in

children.

The long-term goal of the

programme is that these children

will be active members of their

community and developing the

Neighbourhood Support concept

of looking after your neighbours

to create safer, and more resilient

communities.

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Retirement village workers recognised for achievements

THREE SPREYDON retirement

village workers are still floating

after winning not one, but

four awards between them at

the Heritage Lifecare Prestige

Awards.

The leadership traits of Caroline

Doole, Gail Kerse

and Urmee Rahman were the

foundations that the team at

George Manning Lifecare and

Village relied on during the past

year.

Heritage Lifecare has more

than 48 care homes and villages

throughout New Zealand, and

staff gathered to celebrate their

achievements in spite of a challenging

2020.

Kerse was recognised for her

“exceptional leadership” and

received the care home manager

of the year award.

She was acknowledged for

building a cohesive team and

promoting positive work culture

with an approachable leadership

EFFORTS:

George Manning

Lifecare and

Village staff

Caroline Doole

(left), Gail Kerse

and Urmee

Rahman with

their awards

for work at the

Heritage Lifecare

Prestige Awards

in Wellington.

style.

“I was really blown away,” she

said.

“It was really nice to get the

recognition for the work we do.

I was so proud of our residents

and staff, their level-headedness

ESTUARY MATTERS

Huge turnout for planting day

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

organisation formed to protect one of New Zealand’s

most important coastal wetlands. Each week, board

members will discuss matters regarding the estuary,

its rich history and what makes it unique. This week

Tanya Jenkins writes about a successful planting day at

Charlesworth Reserve

and how they followed directions

to the letter.”

Doole was the supreme winner

of the a better everyday award,

and was care home and village

support person of the year.

It was because of her

outstanding attitude, skills,

knowledge, and approach that

has seen her become an expert

across both finance and rostering

systems.

Said Doole: “I was already

overwhelmed at being a finalist,

but to then go on to win these

awards had me speechless.”

Rahman, George Manning’s

clinical manager, was awarded

clinical services manager of

the year for her exceptional

leadership qualities and clinical

expertise.

Due to all the work she did

during the Covid-19 response,

she was asked to input into the

Canterbury District Health

Board’s Covid-19 toolkit.

Rahman said it felt amazing

to win the award but was very

quick to point out that it was a

team effort.

“Without our incredible team

this wouldn’t have been possible.

It was a total collaboration from

top to bottom, with everyone involved

working to the extreme,”

she said.

Kerse said the awards meant

a huge amount to everyone at

George Manning.

IT IS 10am on Sunday, May 16,

and volunteers are streaming

into the Charlesworth Reserve

car park ready with spades,

gloves and enthusiasm.

Eighteen-month-old Hugo

carried by mum Merodie Rose

was keen to show me his wee

spade and the plant he was going

to plant in the reserve.

Fabulous to see 85 keen locals

arrive to place 1400 native tree

NATURE: More than 80 volunteers flocked to

Charlesworth Reserve to plant 1400 native trees as part

of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust’s restoration

projects.

seedlings in the reserve to add to

the some 120.000 already planted

here since the start of this wetland

restoration project in 2004.

Even more encouraging was

the number of families present

this year (our 17th annual planting

event) to show the youngsters

how and why we plant here.

The why of course being a list

of very good reasons including

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carbon emissions, soil erosion

prevention, filtering polluted

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safe cycling and walking, providing

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and not in the least – a place to

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Walk among the creeks,

ponds, observe the birdlife and

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gain a sense of well-being that

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immerse yourself with nature.

All in all, a successful day organised

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the fabulous staff of Trees for

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And now? We have another

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Thursday May 27 2021 11

Prepare your

home for winter

Preventative home

maintenance tips

Check your water tanks, pipes

and outside taps

Consider turning off outside taps to avoid

freezing and bursting. Covering water

tanks and pipes is a cost-effective way of

preventing this and reduces heat loss.

Consider your outdoor safety

and security

With the evenings being darker earlier,

frosts on outdoor steps, decks and pathways

are a slipping hazard.

Ensure you have adequate outdoor

lighting, a clutter free and smooth pathway

to your rubbish bins, woodpile, external

garage or sleepout.

Clean up spills immediately. Consider

moisture-absorbent mats and handrails.

Cut back your trees

With the leaves already fallen, now is a

good time to assess your trees and trim

back any dead branches and branches

overhanging your windows, spouting and

roof. Check your roof for leaks, loose nails,

and that it has a sound coating. Also look

for moss and algae.

Clear your gutters, drains and

downpipes

An accumulation of autumn leaves can

quickly block gutters, which can lead to

roof leaks, overflow and flooding. Consider

protecting your gutters from birds, hail and

leaves.

Stagnant water may freeze resulting in

gutters and downpipes coming loose or

collapsing.

Blocked drains are a potential health

hazard, create an unpleasant odour and

attracts bugs and small pests.

Store your seasonal equipment

with care

Before you put your lawnmower and

weedeater away for the season, run low or

drain the petrol. Petrol goes off and come

spring your old petrol can adversely affect

the performance of your equipment and

block up your filters.

Cover outdoor furniture and secure

items, such as trampolines, which may get

blown around in strong winds.

Consider options to extend your outdoor

living all year round.

Upgrade your home

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Winter is here and what better time to

accomplish some DIY home improvements

which will add value to your home.

A new easy to install waterproof wall tile

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The decorative tile selection comes in

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SOUTHERN VIEW

Prepare your

home for winter

Less waste,

more purpose

It is fascinating exploring Musgroves’

sheds where there is a huge variety of

recycled and new building products. This

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customers (whether they be homeowners,

business owners or tradies) repeatedly refer

to the care and commitment of Musgroves’

long-serving team members who have gone

above and beyond to assist them with their

many and varied project needs.

General manager, Sue Brown, confirms

that Musgroves has thousands of repeat

customers who come from all round

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be to look for T&G flooring for their new

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for a business fitout or for some roofing

materials to fix a leak, these are just a few

of the reasons why people come to visit

Musgroves.

There is no question that upcycling and

recycling is alive and well at Musgroves

in Wigram and once you’ve talked to any

member of the Musgroves team you soon

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DNA and until you’ve paid them a

visit you can’t fully appreciate the

huge range of building materials

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Moss build up can cause damage to

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Thursday May 27 2021 13

Prepare your

home for winter

Did you know that healthy trees can add

up to 20% to the value of your property?

You may not think about it

that often – but the trees on

your property are a lifetime

investment.

Carefully selected trees on your property

provide more than beauty - they increase

the value of your home. Several recent

surveys have shown that mature trees in

a well-landscaped garden can increase

the value of a house by 7 per cent to

19 per cent.

Experts indicate that a well-maintained

garden with mature trees can add

thousands to a home’s value and speed up

a house sale too.

In addition to adding significant value

at the point of sale, trees also serve very

practical and functional (as well as

aesthetic) purposes for homeowners. They

frame beautiful, relaxing, and pleasant

landscapes and help keep a house cooler

and protected from destructive winds and

weather.

Many tree care companies simply chop,

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speaking with THE TREE PEOPLE, it

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home is your haven and will always ensure

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Started by Ra and Megan Hammer in

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that their ethos and approach was going to

be different. They never simply chop and

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fact that they go against the grain of how

many other arborists operate. They can

help with any tree and pride themselves on

being able to do so. They can remove large

dangerous trees safely, look after the trees

that you care about, transplant established

trees with care and offer expert advice on

all ‘things’ trees.

Speaking with passion about what he

does, chief tree hugger Ra Hammer shares,

“We had some very clear goals when we

started the business that we still ‘live by’

today. It was important to us to preserve

and maintain trees sustainably, to provide

an environment that helps our customers

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To remove those dangerous trees,

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SOUTHERN VIEW

Prepare your

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