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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 4

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

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Rubbish bins that will cut down costs

‘SMART’ BINS are being

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

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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.

The other artists completing

the residency are Jo Burzynska, a

High Functioning

I’m being eaten by my feelings

face down in the mud

like a farmer with a brain

aneurysm

surrounded by piglets

face down in the mud

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

rodents

I’m being eaten by my feelings

Lyttelton multi-sensory artist, Ana

Iti, a visual artist from Wellington

and Julie Hill, a playwright,

essayist and documentary maker

based in Auckland.

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The popular children’s festival

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school holidays for the past three

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Tickets for this year’s KidsFest

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While many of the events and

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at no cost, tickets are often

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amount of space available.

“If you want to make sure

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“If you leave booking tickets to

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Further progress on city to Rolleston cycleway

• By Susan Sandys

CYCLING safely from the city

to Rolleston is one step closer

with construction of a path to

Templeton under way.

City Care has been contracted

by the Selwyn District Council

and construction of a 1km section

of cycleway has started. It

runs from Dawsons Rd, between

Rolleston and

Templeton, to

meet up with

an existing

path at Globe

Bay Drive at

Templeton.

District

Mark

Chamberlain

council

transportation

asset

delivery manager Mark Chamberlain

said the $190,000 project

was due for completion next

month.

The 2.5-3m wide, asphaltsealed

path for pedestrians

and cyclists, would match and

link up with what Waka Kotahi

NZ Transport Agency had

provided from Rolleston –

along Jones Rd up to Dawsons

Rd.

The construction project

included safety fencing along the

railway reserve boundary.

The district council and city

council plan for the cycleway

to eventually connect with the

South Express cycleway from

Kirk Rd at Templeton, about

580m away.

Construction of the South

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under way.

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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 devices for the trust to repair or A software developer by

going to landfill last year.

refurbish.

trade, Kramers’ arrival as a

Eighty to 90 per cent of

They are often stripped for trustee last year came at a time

dismantled component parts parts that are either sold through when the charity was entering

are also diverted away from the the trust’s online store or put “dangerous territory” as a result

dump.

260

towards building

x

something

180

new of Covid-19.

People and businesses donate to donate to community groups It was on the brink of closure

unwanted TVs, computers, who cannot afford brand new after operating for more than

phones, printers and other devices, like computers.

two decades. Income dropped

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

and technology run through his veins.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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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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

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The importance

of air quality

HOME & HEATING

Keep cosy with

RD Petroleum

this winter

WESTERN NEWS

Pick up some pork and

try something different

Pork is often

considered a treat,

but there are many

ways to present this

versatile meat

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.

RD Petroleum (RDP) is a familiar sight

for farm and rural residents around the

Canterbury region, however now days urban

residents also enjoy the same excellent

customer service for which RDP is known for

in rural communities, through their home

heating diesel.

RDP began its home heating diesel delivery

service to the lower South Island’s main urban

centres of Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin

and Invercargill a number of years ago.

Customer demand has continued to increase

year upon year, and RDP has responded

with specialised improvements to its delivery

equipment.

The trucks that deliver RDP’s home heating

diesel in each urban centre are drawn from

the company’s extensive vehicle fleet. This

means they have the latest communication

and GPS tracking technology on board, so

the operations team always know where they

are and how far away they are from their next

delivery stop.

RDP’s home heating diesel trucks come

equipped with a specially-designed hose,

through which the diesel is pumped from

the truck into house tanks. The length of

the hose allows the trucks to access tanks

without having to enter the property, avoiding

damaging the driveway. RDP is the place to

go if you require diesel conveniently delivered

to your home and as a loyal RDP customer

you’re offered discounted pricing and can

become eligible for value-added benefits.

For all enquiries please phone

0800 44 00 14, or visit the RDP website at

https://www.rdp.co.nz/home-heating or

signup at apply.rdp.co.nz/home-heating


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Thursday June 3 2021 9

HOME & HEATING

Ground moisture barrier

under low sub-floor

Now with the colder and wetter weather on

its way, home owners are focusing on ways

to make their homes comfortable, warm

and healthy for their families throughout

winter. Rising damp is an issue that affects

many of our older properties which suffer

from poor, or no, ground moisture barrier.

In Canterbury especially, post-quake, many

people have relocated to homes that suffer

from rising damp which can be associated

with health problems. Independent tests have

shown that up to 40 litres of water can rise

from the ground and enter a house every day,

leading to mildew, mould, condensation and

musty smells. Moulds can produce various

allergic reactions and the frail, elderly and

very young are especially vulnerable.

Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd is a

locally owned and operated firm. The team

understands the problems caused by rising

damp and are there to help. They will come

to your damp home and pump a lightweight,

flowable foam concrete under your timber

floored home.

While insulation is important, it has been

recognised that it is dampness that is the real

villain in the house. The new Healthy Homes

Standards introduced by the government

effective from the 1st July 2019 now has

a requirement to install ground moisture

barriers, a key element in the armory to fight

moisture in the home.

Dr Larry Bellamy BE (hons) PhD in a

report dated 1988: Foam Concrete Under

Timber Floors: An Energy Analysis assessed

the effects of placing Foam Concrete over

damp soil and had this to say: Condensation

on the underside of a timber floor can occur

where the floor is suspended over damp

ground and the inside air temperature falls

close to the crawl space air temperature.

Much energy is required to vaporize moisture

that penetrates the structure. By avoiding

underfloor condensation, foam concrete can

reduce floor heat losses by up to 90%.

• Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd can in most

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• BRANZ Appraised; Appraisal Number 961

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Contact Canterbury Foam Concrete Ltd

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Phone 03 376 4608, 0508FOAMCO or

www.foamconcrete.nz for more information.

The importance

of air quality

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,

fresh air. Low oxygen with high carbon

dioxide causes stuffiness in the room

and occupants can feel drowsy. Invisible

harmful substances like a high content

of dust and tobacco smoke are harmful

and can cause various diseases. Even bad

smells can cause discomfort or irritate the

nervous system.

In summer, it’s easy to open windows

for cross ventilation, however as winter

approaches, we start to shut up out houses

to trap in the heat and as a

result, air quality can decline.

Ventilation includes both

the exchange of air to the

outside as well as circulation

of air within the building. It

is one of the most important

factors for maintaining

acceptable indoor air quality

in buildings. Filtered air

supply for summer and

filtered and warmed air in

winter creates a healthy

environment in which to live

and work. In cases with poor

or insufficient air intake from

outside, the oxygen content decreases,

humidity and dustiness levels increase. If

exhaust ventilation is not provided or it is

not effective, polluted air, smells, humidity

and harmful substances are not removed.

To ensure the quality of your air, contact

the experts. Smooth-Air Products can

calculate the required air exchange for

your building requirement. Smooth-

Air offers a wide range of ventilation

equipment, from air vents to ducting

for fans, for both the commercial and

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They have an extensive range of fans

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