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Poet living the dream

at Arts Centre residency

• By Matt Slaughter

CLAUDIA JARDINE is doing

what many poets only dream of.

She is being paid to write

poetry and live in a space known

for breeding creativity, The Arts

Centre.

The 25-year-old, who recently

moved back home to Christchurch

after studying classics at Victoria

University of Wellington, is

one of four artists selected for The

Arts Centre’s Arts Four Creative

Residency programme, between

now and July. It is being funded

with support from Creative New

Zealand and the Stout Trust.

The artists are living in the

residence above Lumiere Cinema

on Rolleston Ave, which opened

in 2019.

By the end of the 12 weeks, each

artist will complete a project in

their chosen art form.

Jardine aims to complete her

first full collection of poetry,

which explores the themes of

textile manufacture in the ancient

world and the history of the

women in her own family.

A particular focus of her poetry

will be on loom weights, a type

of ancient weaving tool used to

weigh down warp threads, which

hung from looms.

• Turn to page 6

WEAVING: Claudia Jardine is combining textile themes with family history during her Arts Centre residency.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

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TIDY: One of the bins that are being introduced to Christchurch parks. PHOTO: NEWSLINE

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“People really bought into this

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“Just as people enjoying the

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Using science and recycling as a way

• By Bea Gooding

RUDY KRAMERS considers

himself a bit of a mad scientist.

“I love blowing things up. I

used to spend a lot of time at

my kids’ school doing science

demonstrations – the bigger the

bang, the more excited they got.”

For as long as he can remember,

science and technology have

run through his veins. And while

most people shied away from live

electricity, Kramers gravitated

towards it.

It is what made him the

perfect fit to join the team at

Molten Media Trust, a charity

that promotes the ethical

recycling of electronics by refurbishing

devices destined for

landfill.

Said Kramers: “I love the idea

of electrons running through

a wire, you can’t see it, but you

know it’s there. And if there’s

enough of it, you can feel it, even

if it means getting an electric

shock.”

Molten Media stopped 30

tonnes of electronic waste from

going to landfill last year.

Eighty to 90 per cent of

dismantled component parts

are also diverted away from the

dump.

People and businesses donate

unwanted TVs, computers,

phones, printers and other

ZERO WASTE: Rudy Kramers is the perfect fit as trustee of Molten Media because science

and technology run through his veins.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

devices for the trust to repair or

refurbish.

They are often stripped for

parts that are either sold through

the trust’s online store or put

towards building something new

to donate to community groups

who cannot afford brand new

devices, like computers.

A software developer by

trade, Kramers’ arrival as a

trustee last year came at a time

when the charity was entering

“dangerous territory” as a result

of Covid-19.

It was on the brink of closure

after operating for more than

two decades. Income dropped

to “almost nothing” during the

lockdown as donations stopped

flowing in.

Excluding the trustees, there

were only two staff on hand to

process a massive backlog of

electronics needing to be taken

apart.

Tasks like separating plastic

away from steel were timeconsuming

enough as it is.

“Covid was the final nail in the

coffin. Having the money to pay

rent each month was the crux of

whether the place was viable or

not,” Kramers said.

“Trying to sell stuff is getting

harder because companies like

PB Tech and Noel Leeming are

selling stuff so much cheaper

than they ever have.

“We’d be lucky to get $50 for a

second-hand TV.”

Selling parts and refurbished

devices to help cover funding

shortfalls got more challenging

because people were willing to

pay less.

“Metal prices are trending

downwards,” said Kramers.

“Countries like China who are

big buyers of steel and scrap were

paying less for it, so the amount

of money we were getting from

metal recyclers has [also] gone

down.

But following personal cash

injections from the pockets of

trustees, Kramers felt confident

the trust can be self-sufficient

again without relying on grants,

which were hard to come by.

His confidence derives from

a place of wanting to see the

charity succeed and a passion for

sustainability, even if it did come

with its frustrations.


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Thursday June 3 2021 5

to look after the environment

If only businesses took more

steps to reduce waste by being

actively involved in where it went

next and ensuring products were

made to last in the first place.

Things like household appliances

produced en masse to be

sold in chain stores may lower

the cost for consumers, but not

the cost it has on the environment.

Said Kramers: “I’m disappointed

that we haven’t dealt with this

sooner because it’s a problem that

people have talked about for a

long time, everyone keeps sweeping

it into the too hard basket.

“It blows me away what comes

through the door, you can tell

someone purchased it earlier in

the year and it’s already in the

bin.”

Kramers channels this energy

into educating the next generation

the reason why organisations

like Molten Media exist.

He has been involved with the

trust since its early days to enable

better access to raw materials for

this purpose.

Along with teaching children

how to code, the workshops allow

them to experiment with recycled

parts.

It could be using a motor that

used to power a printer – perfect

for building robots.

After all, they are the ones who

have to deal with the waste later

on, he said.

“It gives kids an opportunity to

see what happens to old computers

when they die, and we can

explain to them how much bad

materials are inside them.

“I think phones are one of

the worst as far as the number

of toxic chemicals that go into

building it.

“One of the things they enjoy

the most is ripping something

apart or throwing too many volts

into something and finding out

how much it takes before smoke

comes out.”

A portion of laptops and desktop

computers are donated back

to charities.

This was something Kramers

was proud of, particularly when

helping vulnerable families have

access to technology through a

partnership with 0800 Hungry,

Canterbury’s largest foodbank.

But ultimately, the most rewarding

part was when people

SCRAPS:

The Molten

Media Trust

promotes

ethical

recycling of

electronic

equipment

and last year,

it diverted

30 tonnes of

waste away

from landfill.

made an effort to reuse waste.

“I really like that side of it

where people come in and want

to do the right thing,” said Kramers.

Even though he was “spreading

himself a bit thin” juggling a day

job, raising three children with

his wife and helping the trust

survive, he enjoyed what he did

more than he ever has.

What kept him going was the

ability to combine his love of

building electronics with giving

‘It gives kids an

opportunity to see

what happens to old

computers when they die’

– Rudy Kramers

back to the community.

A fascination with artificial

intelligence meant his latest project

was building a robot, but that

was still a work in progress.

In the meantime, Kramers had

a few simple messages to consumers

about the power they had

to instil change.

“When you’re buying something

always go for the next

model up, never go for the cheapest

item. It will find itself in our

waste stream much quicker,” he

said.

“More pressure on the council

on what they’re doing about

waste minimisation would hopefully

mean people like us are

brought to the forefront.”

•If you want to donate

electronics, phone the

trust on 377 1154 or email

dispatch@molten.org.nz in

the first instance. There is

usually a minimum charge

of $5 depending on what is

being received to help the

trust with overhead costs for

recycling.

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Textile traditions at heart

of poet’s new creations

• From page 1

Jardine said: “My sort of

research-poetic job is like a

poetic essay on the loom weights

research and how it relates to my

own life and my own relationships

with women in my family.

“It’s highly likely that mothers

were passing on loom weights to

their daughters.

“There are still these connotations

around textile manufacture

in the modern world as being

sort of a woman-centric job, and

it’s an interesting relationship to

explore.”

Jardine developed a passion for

poetry as a student at Cashmere

High School and said it is growing

in popularity in Christchurch

and New Zealand-wide.

“I think that, although New

Zealand has always had quite a

rich writing scene, poetry in particular

is really hot right now. I

think more people are writing it,

more people are appreciating it.”

Jardine’s poems have been

published before, including in

Auckland University Press’s AUP

New Poets 7, which was the number

nine best selling book in New

Zealand at one stage in August

last year.

Some of Claudia Jardine’s poems from AUP New Poets 7

Sulpicia 3.16 – Nina Simone

how nice it is

your surrender to apathy

me

in decay

let you have your harlots and

their baskets

pinned down in a pile of their

own togas

not this daughter of Servius

sting of the pessimists

fancy me giving in

to a nameless bed

Sulpicia 3.17 – Madonna

surely surely

your piety extends to the temple

of your girl

altars afire with fever?

why choose to conquer

wretched infection

you not wishing it too

what is the use in evisceration

if you can stomach it

heart unmoving?

Jardine is also a accomplished

musician, who released her first

ep, North, in 2019.

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the residency are Jo Burzynska, a

High Functioning

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face down in the mud

like a farmer with a brain

aneurysm

surrounded by piglets

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nudged and kneaded

hither! the scoffing piglets

me?

fat pheasant flushed from the

thicket

nudged and kneaded

tossed mid-air between kārearea

flat present smushed under a

winglet

ex-lab rat on pingers on a

treadmill

receiving Aro Park autopsy by

absent-minded accipiter

like a farmer with a brain

aneurysm

chewed by swine and birds and

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I’m being eaten by my feelings

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HOME & HEATING

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Pick up some pork and

try something different

Pork is often

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Sirloin roast pork

with stuffed baked

apples

Ingredients

Serves 3-4

500g trim pork sirloin

roast or mini roast

1 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

4 small apples

3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs

2 tbsp finely chopped sage

leaves

1 shallot, diced

1tsp crushed garlic

2 tbsp table spread

Directions

Preheat oven to 200 deg C.

If using a traditional

roast, brush it with oil

then season with salt and

pepper.

Core apples with an apple

corer. Using tip of a sharp

knife, cut through skin

around the circumference

of each apple.

Combine breadcrumbs,

sage, garlic, salt, pepper and

shallot. Mix in 1 tablespoon

of spread. Stuff apples with

this mixture.

Dot tops with remaining

tablespread.

Place in a roasting pan

with pork. Cook roast

for 35min according to

packet instructions. Cook

traditional roast for 10

minutes at 200 deg C.

Reduce heat to 160 deg C,

and continue cooking for

35-40min.

Cover and rest roast for

10min before carving.

Remove apples once soft

and cooked. Keep warm.

Great served with a kumara

mash and steamed green

beans.

Pork sirloin and stuffed apples are a good

combination for the dinner table.

Mustard and

pomegranate BBQ

pork

Serves 4

Ingredients

500gm pork steaks

1 tbsp wholegrain

mustard

¼ cup pomegranate glaze

1 tsp Chinese five-spice

Directions

Cut steaks into four portions.

Combine mustard,

pomegranate glaze and five

spice.

Brush over cutlets. Cover

and refrigerate for 30min.

Preheat a barbecue or grill.

Remove steaks from fridge,

scraping off any excess

marinade. Grill on mediumhigh

for about 8-10 minutes

depending on thickness,

turning often.

Brush with reserved glaze

near the end of cooking.

Great served with risotto or

creamy polenta.

Schnitzel with Asian

flavours

Serves 4

Ingredients

300-400gm pork schnitzel

½ cup flour

Flaky sea salt and freshly

ground black pepper to

taste

1 large egg

2 tbsp coconut milk or

plain milk

1 cup dried breadcrumbs

3 kaffir lime leaves,

deveined and finely

chopped

2 tbsp each: chopped

coriander leaves, mint

2-3 tbsp rice bran oil

Directions

If necessary, pound

schnitzels with a rolling pin

until thin.

Combine flour, salt and

pepper in a shallow dish.

Whisk egg and coconut

milk or milk in another

shallow bowl.

Place breadcrumbs, kaffir

lime leaves and chopped

herbs in a third shallow

dish.

Coat schnitzels with flour,

dip in beaten egg, then coat

with crumb mixture. Chill

for 5min.

Heat oil in a large,

non-stick frying pan on

medium.

Add schnitzels. Cook

for 1-2 minutes each

side, until golden. Serve

immediately.

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HOME & HEATING

Ground moisture barrier

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Now with the colder and wetter weather on

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and healthy for their families throughout

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In Canterbury especially, post-quake, many

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from rising damp which can be associated

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While insulation is important, it has been

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moisture in the home.

Dr Larry Bellamy BE (hons) PhD in a

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The importance

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The quality of the air we breathe affects

our health and ability to perform. We

breathe in and out approximately 20,000

litres of air every day. It is therefore very

important to ensure good air quality

indoors through adequate ventilation.

Ventilation is the process of air exchange

to provide the necessary air quality that

meets the needs of the occupants for clean,

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In summer, it’s easy to open windows

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to trap in the heat and as a

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Ventilation includes both

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A Buyer’s Guide to Viewing A Property

Conducting effective inspections is a key

part of the journey to buying a home. You

want to find a home that’s both a nice

place to live and a good investment, and

a thorough inspection helps to gather the

information you need to make the best

decision. This quick guide will equip you

with the fundamentals you need to get

this right.

Take in the home as a whole

Walk through the whole property and

think about how it feels to be there. Ask

if it meets your needs and if you can see

yourself living there. Use all your senses

for this, not just your sight. For example,

listening to the sounds of the area will

give you an idea about traffic noise and

neighbours.

Don’t be shy – check all the nooks and

crannies

Look in cupboards for any signs

of damage or mould. Try the light

switches, windows and doors to see that

everything’s working as it should, and

look under rugs where possible to check

the floors. And don’t forget to use your

nose – smells give great clues about

issues such as mould and water damage.

Remember the things you

can’t see

No matter how thorough

your inspection, there are

things you need to be aware

of before buying a home that

only trained professionals

can uncover. Because of this,

it’s important to organise a

building inspection. These

inspections come at a cost,

but they are worth it to avoid

far more expensive outlays

down the track.

On top of seeking

professional advice, you

should also do your own

research on the home you are

interested in. Check with the

local council and government for zoning

regulations and proposed developments

that could impact your property. Visit the

neighbourhood at different times of the

day and week to see how traffic, noise and

activity changes over time.

Being thorough in your inspection will

help you to make the right decision when

you are choosing the best home for you.

Content originally appeared on Real Estate

Voice

Vanessa Golightly,

Business Owner

and Licensee Agent

Ray White Papanui

027 664 9292

Vanessa Golightly

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 664 9292

Stuart Morris

Licensee Agent

& Auctioneer

027 422 6395

Claire Morris

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 662 4822

Katrina Green

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Free Landlord Seminar

With all of the recent legislation changes

that have come into effect I thought it

timely to host another landlord education

seminar.

The Residential Tenancies Amendments

Act 2020 is, to say the least confusing and

even after 15 years working in the property

management industry, I must admit it is

hard work to keep on top of and ensure all

those very important boxes are ticked.

Naturally, I am extremely passionate

about investment property ownership.

Not only will it assist a lot of landlords to

achieve a more comfortable retirement,

it also ensures that we can keep our many

wonderful tenants in quality, affordable

homes. We feel education is the key and we

want to make owning investment property

easier for you.

Our Property Management division

operates from three offices so we will be

hosting this event in those areas:

Saturday 26th June from 10.00am –

11.30am in our Papanui office, in Winston

Avenue.

Thursday 1st July from 5.30pm – 7.00pm

in Sumner, and Saturday 3rd July 10.00am

Tracy Thomson

Licensee Salesperson

027 440 3035

Richie Eggelton

Licensee Salesperson

021 089 65594

– 11.30am at ENC House, 143 Williams

Street, Kaiapoi (North Canterbury)

The content of these events will be the

same at each venue so if you cannot make

it to one please feel free to register and

attend another instead.

We will cover all of the new legislation, as

well as the deadlines for Healthy Homes,

and we will have a guest accountant to

provide some tips and information on the

financial side. We will also arm you with

some resources to refer back to as you

navigate this new legislation.

We would love you to join us. All you need

to do is register via email at morrispm.nz@

raywhite.com or phone 03 331 6755.

Katrina Green,

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Maria Paterson

Licensee Salesperson

027 543 4689

Olivia Hendry

Executive Assistant

Paul Nicholson

Licensee Salesperson

027 921 2160

Estelle Schuurman

Property Manager

Feature Property

Cassidy Sprott

Property Management

Assistant

Joy Coughlan

Mortgage Broker

027 223 3572

Georgia Tuuta

Excutive Assistant

Mel Cook

Property Management

Administrator

10 Hideaway Gate, Parklands

Vanessa Golightly & Maria Paterson

28 Glencoe Street, Burnside

Tracy Thomson

55 Bailey Street, Templeton

Tracy Thomson

Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui

Phone (03) 352 0567 | rwpapanui.co.nz | /RayWhitePapanui Morris & Co Limited | Licenced REAA 2008

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