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THURSDAY, JUNE <strong>17</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

Connecting Your Local Community<br />

starnews.co.nz<br />

Survey<br />

highlights<br />

concerns<br />

The staff are<br />

dancing at<br />

St Margaret’s<br />

Talk to over 10,000 visitors in 3 days<br />

MORE THAN 3000 golf balls<br />

rained from the sky over a golf<br />

course last Friday as part of a<br />

tee-rrific school fundraiser.<br />

Dubbed “Helicopter Hole<br />

Page 3 Page 12<br />

Golf balls rain down at tee-rrific school fundraiser<br />

HOLE-IN-ONE: St Patrick’s School’s unusual<br />

approach to traditional fundraising efforts included<br />

making it rain golf balls from a helicopter, raising<br />

thousands in the process.<br />

in Won,” St Patrick’s School,<br />

in Bryndwr, raised more than<br />

$26,500 towards its junior gymnastic<br />

and school ambassador<br />

programmes, which encourages<br />

leadership and technology<br />

equipment for pupils.<br />

Hosted by Riccarton Park<br />

Golf Complex, the event was<br />

the culmination of weeks of<br />

hard work by pupils and their<br />

families to sell as many golf<br />

balls in the community as<br />

possible.<br />

• Turn to page 8<br />

Contact Lisa on 021 800 809<br />

Plan for<br />

sports<br />

centre to<br />

continue<br />

raises<br />

concerns<br />

• By Bea Gooding<br />

PARKING shortages, speeding,<br />

limited road visibility and<br />

congestion needs to be<br />

addressed if a proposal to lease a<br />

high-performance sports facility<br />

to the community gets the green<br />

light, residents say.<br />

The city council invited public<br />

consultation aimed at establishing<br />

what the community thought<br />

about a non-profit group taking<br />

over the Apollo Project Centre at<br />

Jellie Park.<br />

The facility’s future is<br />

currently in limbo as its existing<br />

owner, High Performance<br />

Sport New Zealand, will be relocating<br />

to Parakiore Recreation<br />

and Sports Centre when it opens<br />

next year.<br />

Of the 26 responses received, 11<br />

supported the use of the centre by<br />

a community group, five did not<br />

agree, and 10 indicated their view<br />

depended on how current issues<br />

would be resolved.<br />

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Cards at the Papanui Club<br />

Monday, 1.15-3.15pm, Tuesday,<br />

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Join others for a different card<br />

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Tuesday is cribbage and Wednesday<br />

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Monday, 7.30pm<br />

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in on the fun each week at its new<br />

premises in Belfast. All abilities welcome.<br />

$5 for adults, $3 for children.<br />

For more information phone 021 205<br />

1106.<br />

Wā Kōrero: Storytimes<br />

Tuesday, 10.30-11am, at Fendalton<br />

and Shirley<br />

Fendalton and Shirley libraries<br />

Storytimes is an interactive programme<br />

including books, songs,<br />

rhymes and play. Recommended<br />

for children 2-years-old and up. No<br />

bookings required.<br />

Reading to Dogs<br />

Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm<br />

Shirley Library<br />

A relaxed, non-threatening event<br />

designed to encourage children to<br />

practise reading skills and develop<br />

a love for reading. Registration required.<br />

Phone 941 7923 to register.<br />

Scottish Country Dancing<br />

Tuesday, 7.45-9.45pm<br />

Heaton Intermediate School hall, 125<br />

Heaton St<br />

Go along if you want to take part in<br />

the fun exercise. All you need to take<br />

is some soft shoes. The first night is<br />

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for more information.<br />

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Wednesday, 1-4pm<br />

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Go along and join others for a game<br />

of bridge every Wednesday. Arrive at<br />

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have a partner, phone Maureen at 021<br />

646 123.<br />

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NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>17</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 3<br />

Issues highlighted in survey<br />

• By Matt Slaughter<br />

RESIDENTS ARE largely<br />

unsatisfied with the condition<br />

of roads and footpaths in<br />

Christchurch.<br />

The city council’s recent<br />

Christchurch Residents’ Survey<br />

revealed only<br />

29 per cent<br />

of those who<br />

gave feedback<br />

are satisfied<br />

with the<br />

condition of<br />

roads and 36<br />

Bronwyn<br />

Hayward<br />

per cent with<br />

footpaths.<br />

It comes<br />

as the city council’s Long Term<br />

Plan, which outlines its 10-year<br />

budget, and has been undergoing<br />

consultation since March, will be<br />

finalised this month. It includes a<br />

proposed budget of $18.3 million<br />

a year, for the first three years of<br />

the plan, for road resurfacing.<br />

Meanwhile, the results of<br />

the survey show 24 per cent<br />

of respondents who have been<br />

involved in governance processes<br />

are satisfied with their influence<br />

on city council decisions and<br />

only 36 per cent understand how<br />

its decisions are made.<br />

It comes as 2381 Christchurch<br />

residents gave feedback on<br />

the city council’s draft Long<br />

•HAVE YOUR SAY: What are your views on footpaths and<br />

other issues? Email matt.slaughter@starmedia.kiwi<br />

Term Plan. The city council says<br />

it is working on ways to improve<br />

engagement.<br />

The Star spoke to residents in<br />

April after written consultation<br />

for the Long Term Plan had<br />

closed. All either did not know<br />

what the Long Term Plan is, or<br />

chose not to give feedback on it.<br />

Canterbury University<br />

professor Bronwyn Hayward<br />

believes the number of people<br />

who gave feedback on the draft<br />

Long Term Plan is promising.<br />

However, she said the reason<br />

more people did not give<br />

feedback could be because they<br />

have a lack satisfaction with<br />

their influence on city council<br />

decisions.<br />

“It is costly in terms of time<br />

and resources to actually read<br />

a plan and spend time writing<br />

formal submissions. Many<br />

people that give submissions<br />

are not expecting to have their<br />

submissions agreed with, but<br />

we do know that people have<br />

confidence in a process when<br />

they feel that they were listened<br />

to respectfully and given enough<br />

time to be heard.”<br />

Said city councillor Yani<br />

Johanson: “I think at a<br />

governance level, we do need<br />

to consider how we make it<br />

easier for people to understand<br />

what council’s doing and to be<br />

involved in what council’s doing.<br />

“Certainly, making it easier for<br />

people to understand information<br />

is critical. The second thing<br />

is having greater transparency<br />

and openness around our briefings.”<br />

Said city council head of community<br />

support, governance and<br />

partnerships John Filsell: “We<br />

are always looking at ways we<br />

can improve our engagement.<br />

“We are continuing to engage<br />

and educate on decisions and we<br />

actively encourage as many people<br />

as possible to submit, contribute<br />

and get involved via a variety<br />

of channels – online, hard copy<br />

and face to face.<br />

“These questions [in the survey]<br />

seek to establish if citizens<br />

have had that opportunity to<br />

contribute/influence/have their<br />

say on council decisions – rather<br />

than whether they were able<br />

to influence council’s decision<br />

to the individually preferred<br />

outcome.”<br />

In contrast to the city council<br />

services residents are most concerned<br />

with, there are many they<br />

are happy with.<br />

Of those surveyed, 100 per cent<br />

are satisfied with education programmes<br />

in Christchurch, 98 per<br />

cent are happy with the Botanic<br />

Gardens and Mona Vale, 95 per<br />

cent with libraries, 97 per cent<br />

with walk-in customer service<br />

and 92 per cent with customer<br />

service over the phone.<br />

Overall satisfaction with city<br />

council services is sitting at 49<br />

per cent – a slight decrease from<br />

50 per cent last year.<br />

Christchurch Residents’<br />

Survey satisfaction<br />

percentages<br />

•Reliability of water supply<br />

– 75 per cent<br />

•Inner city parks – 82 per<br />

cent<br />

•Kerbside bins collection –<br />

80 per cent<br />

•Education programmes –<br />

100 per cent<br />

•Libraries – 95 per cent<br />

•Botanic Gardens and<br />

•Mona Vale – 98 per cent<br />

•External communication –<br />

82 per cent<br />

•Customer service – walkins<br />

97 per cent/email – 71<br />

per cent/phone – 92 per<br />

cent<br />

•Condition of footpaths –<br />

36 per cent<br />

•Walking friendly city – 74<br />

per cent<br />

•Condition of roads – 29<br />

per cent<br />

•Community parks – 63<br />

per cent<br />

•Influence on city council<br />

decisions – 24 per cent<br />

•Understanding of city<br />

council decisions – 36 per<br />

cent<br />

•Public influence on<br />

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– 46 per cent/large or<br />

some influence – 30 per<br />

cent<br />

•Heritage buildings – 48<br />

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•Stormwater drainage – 45<br />

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•Water supply –<br />

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NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

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May <strong>2021</strong><br />

Median Sale Price<br />

$650,000<br />

Total # of Sales<br />

198<br />

Median Days to Sell<br />

28<br />

Total Sales Value<br />

$168,666,377<br />

Nor’West Christchurch median sale price has increased by 25% on the same period last year.<br />

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NOR’WEST NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>17</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 5<br />

Illustrator shortlisted for award<br />

In Brief<br />

• By Fiona Ellis<br />

ILLUSTRATOR Malene<br />

Laugesen is bringing the sky to<br />

life for young readers.<br />

The Papanui resident has been<br />

nominated for the Russell Clark<br />

Award for Illustration in the<br />

New Zealand<br />

Book Awards<br />

for Children<br />

and Young<br />

Adults for<br />

her work on<br />

Moon & Sun,<br />

by Melinda<br />

Malene<br />

Laugesen<br />

Szymanik<br />

She is one of<br />

five shortlisted<br />

for the award,<br />

which received 40 entries.<br />

The book is about the relationship<br />

between Moon and her<br />

sister, Sun. Moon feels jealous<br />

of Sun, who seems brighter and<br />

more beautiful.<br />

Capturing these emotions was<br />

challenging, Laugesen said.<br />

“They’re heavenly bodies but<br />

they’re personified. How do you<br />

illustrate the moon and sun, and<br />

give them a personality? It was<br />

difficult.”<br />

She worked on the illustrations<br />

for over a year, experimenting<br />

with multiple ways to<br />

illustrate the book before settling<br />

on her chosen style.<br />

“It took a while.”<br />

However, she enjoyed illustrating<br />

the book in spite of this, she<br />

said.<br />

“It’s just a wonderful script. It<br />

was a chance to do something<br />

else.”<br />

Unlike many books which<br />

described scenes and characters<br />

in great detail, the text of Moon<br />

& Sun allowed more creative<br />

NOMINATION: Papanui<br />

resident Malene Laugesen<br />

has been shortlisted for a<br />

New Zealand Book Award<br />

for Children and Young<br />

Adults for her illustrations<br />

in Moon and Sun, by author<br />

Melinda Szymanik.<br />

freedom.<br />

She had taken an abstract approach<br />

and was “quite proud” of<br />

the result, she said.<br />

She was especially pleased<br />

with her vibrant use of blue<br />

and yellow used in some of the<br />

pictures.<br />

Watercolour paints were her<br />

medium of choice because they<br />

worked well with the topic.<br />

“I quite like the transparency<br />

and luminosity.<br />

It was her first nomination for<br />

the award, she said.<br />

“I’m really, really excited”.<br />

Her two sons had read the<br />

book and were proud of the<br />

nomination, she said.<br />

“They’ve both watched me<br />

work on it.’’<br />

Winners would be announced<br />

in a ceremony at the National Library<br />

in Wellington on August<br />

11, but she was not making any<br />

predictions.<br />

“I have no idea how it will go.<br />

They’re all really good books. I’m<br />

just happy I got nominated.”<br />

DRAIN TO BE REPLACED<br />

Work will soon be carried out<br />

by the city council to replace<br />

Wilkins Drain in Merivale’s<br />

Holmwood Rd. Water diversion<br />

will be in place for the duration<br />

of the works. The broken<br />

concrete drain will be removed<br />

and the replacement will use rock<br />

and timber edging and landscape<br />

planting for a more natural<br />

waterway environment.<br />

GRANTS APPROVED<br />

The Papanui Community<br />

Toy Library will receive<br />

$3000 towards a supervisor’s<br />

wages. The Fendalton-Waimairi-<br />

Harewood Community Board<br />

grant was approved during a<br />

board meeting on Monday.<br />

Funding for the grant will<br />

come from the board’s 2020-21<br />

Discretionary Response Fund<br />

SERVICE CENTRE<br />

Demolition of the Sockburn<br />

Service Centre on Main South<br />

Rd will begin in the next two<br />

weeks. The city council decided<br />

it was uneconomic to repair the<br />

building, which has has been<br />

empty since it was damaged<br />

in the the February 22, 2011,<br />

earthquake. The demolition<br />

will take about 12 weeks. The<br />

future use of the site is under<br />

consideration.<br />

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6 Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>17</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

Traffic would need to be managed<br />

• From page 1<br />

Those who supported the idea<br />

referred to various uses, including<br />

a centre for community<br />

groups, youth or elderly people.<br />

The Grey Goose Wing Archery<br />

Society and the Canterbury<br />

Whitewater Club also commented<br />

on why they needed the<br />

facility for storage, training and<br />

host competitions.<br />

Parking along Chateau Drive<br />

and Matisse Pl by athletes currently<br />

using the centre was a key<br />

issue for those opposing ongoing<br />

use of the building.<br />

Not only would they speed<br />

and make too much noise, but<br />

residents said they parked on both<br />

sides of the road from early morning,<br />

restricting road visibility.<br />

A report by the city council’s<br />

project team addressing issues<br />

raised during consultation<br />

outlined that future groups will<br />

need to demonstrate the ability<br />

to manage parking and traffic<br />

flow.<br />

“There are 22 parking spaces<br />

associated with the facility and<br />

20 bike storage spaces. Traffic<br />

management plans will need to<br />

identify how parking issues will<br />

be minimised, including how<br />

this will be enforced,” the report<br />

read.<br />

“Parking and speeding issues<br />

on Chateau Drive have been<br />

raised with the parking team<br />

ISSUE: Parking on both sides of Chateau Drive restricts<br />

visibility on the road.<br />

at the city council to see what<br />

they advise.”<br />

There were also concerns the<br />

building was not made to last,<br />

considering it was temporary.<br />

“The current facility should<br />

have at least <strong>17</strong> years of useful life<br />

remaining. If there is a successful<br />

applicant who is granted a lease,<br />

there will be a requirement for<br />

them to remove the building at<br />

the conclusion of a new lease.”<br />

The 2300 sq m centre was built<br />

to provide temporary training<br />

facilities for high performance<br />

athletes and teams following the<br />

February 22, 2011, earthquake.<br />

It was always intended to be removed<br />

once Parakiore was completed,<br />

but an opportunity rose<br />

to retain it for the community.<br />

The new group will have full<br />

responsibility for running the<br />

facility, including a full-sized<br />

indoor netball court, a strength<br />

and conditioning gym, a 40m<br />

running track, showers, offices<br />

and meeting spaces.<br />

The Fendalton-Waimairi-<br />

Harewood Community Board<br />

recently completed a request for<br />

proposal process, considering<br />

early submissions from interested<br />

groups.<br />

A public notice with interested<br />

parties will be issued and<br />

residents will be able to provide<br />

feedback on those parties before<br />

a lease was awarded, provided<br />

there were no objections.<br />

RESIDENTS’ VIEWS ON THE APOLLO<br />

The city council received<br />

public submissions on<br />

a proposal to lease the<br />

Apollo Project Centre, a<br />

high-performance sports<br />

facility, to a community or<br />

not-for-profit group once<br />

the existing owners move<br />

out. Here are some of the<br />

responses:<br />

“As an archery club that currently<br />

has no indoor shooting<br />

capability at our current venue,<br />

we have been looking at a suitable<br />

indoor venue to shoot indoor<br />

postal competitions, hold coaching<br />

or performance workshops<br />

(we have a number of international<br />

archers as members.)<br />

“Our problem is storage,<br />

archery targets are not small or<br />

light, having a venue which has<br />

walls capable of supporting a<br />

safety net and space to shoot 18m<br />

– 25 is even better.<br />

“The Apollo Project Centre may<br />

meet this, but the cost is just too<br />

high for a minority sports club.<br />

However, we would like to work<br />

with the new committee that will<br />

run it, to see if any agreement can<br />

be made, especially with the possible<br />

closure of the Christchurch<br />

Archery Club if they cannot find a<br />

suitable venue.”<br />

– Colin Tucker, Grey<br />

Goose Wing Archery<br />

Society president<br />

“I would like to see this used<br />

for community groups and activities<br />

for the elderly. Subsidised<br />

Keep Fit, yoga or stretch classes<br />

perhaps. Also a wellness clinic<br />

- classes at Jellie Park are too expensive<br />

for a lot of older people.<br />

“You need to address the parking<br />

problem, groups should be<br />

encouraged to park at the Greers<br />

Rd end of Jellie Park, there are<br />

lots of parking spaces there.<br />

Parking in Chateau Drive causes<br />

many problems and will reflect<br />

on the groups using the space.<br />

The present users can be noisy<br />

and often park over drives or opposite<br />

driveways.”<br />

– Marilyn Bishop<br />

“The Christchurch Whitewater<br />

Club is looking for a space to<br />

store rafts, kayaks and other<br />

white water equipment until<br />

such time as the Avon River Hub<br />

is constructed. They would be<br />

interested in tenanting a storage<br />

or meeting space, ideally an area<br />

of 40 to 50m2 with external access.<br />

The duration of this tenancy<br />

would ideally be up to five years.”<br />

– Crispin Schurr,<br />

Canterbury Whitewater<br />

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“I do not think the proposed<br />

use by community recreation<br />

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Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>17</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 7<br />

PROJECT CENTRE<br />

My understanding is due to<br />

the necessity for a venue, no<br />

community consultation took<br />

place.<br />

“Over time, parking has been a<br />

local issue for residents in nearby<br />

streets, namely Chateau Drive and<br />

Matisse Pl. Users of this temporary<br />

facility park on both sides of the<br />

local roads causing traffic issues<br />

on these streets due to the visibility<br />

issues. There is extremely limited<br />

parking, if any, on-site. Jellie Park<br />

parking is also limited.<br />

“This area has enough ‘acitivty’<br />

groups associated with it and<br />

the current proposal would<br />

mean unknown amounts of<br />

traffic, noise, safety and security<br />

problems.”<br />

– Michelle Macaulay<br />

“I support the facility going to<br />

a community sports group, but<br />

not a large franchise. The tenant<br />

shouldn’t cost the ratepayer<br />

money, but not be about pure<br />

profit. I like how Wharenui<br />

Pool supports a local and small<br />

affordable gym like Boxfit<br />

Brothers and there could be<br />

opportunities for people with<br />

passions to operate a business<br />

within the space.”<br />

– Tessa Smith<br />

“I agree that the facility should<br />

be made available to community<br />

groups, as long as those groups<br />

would enable the building to be<br />

booked and used by others for<br />

special events. I would also be<br />

interested in understanding if<br />

there could be opportunities for<br />

use of the park and facility as a<br />

joint booking for some events.”<br />

– Claire Fletcher<br />

“As nearby residents, the<br />

large number of cars parked<br />

in Chateau Drive has totally<br />

degraded and devalued the<br />

residential area, with car<br />

movements from 5.30am to late<br />

evening. Not helped by car horns,<br />

loud music, dropped rubbish,<br />

loud talking and speeding.<br />

“The parking on both sides<br />

of our street has narrowed to<br />

a dangerous level. We were<br />

informed from the beginning<br />

this was a temporary building<br />

and have been hugely looking<br />

forward to its removal.<br />

“It is a shock and extremely<br />

disappointing to read consideration<br />

being given to ongoing use.”<br />

– P J and D J McGill<br />

“This would be a fabulous<br />

venue for Delta Rhythmic<br />

gymnastics.”<br />

– Cassandra Robb<br />

“It definitely should be used<br />

for a community centre, I<br />

would have loved to have run<br />

something like that there. Our<br />

youth surely do need something<br />

to keep them occupied. I look<br />

forward to see what becomes of<br />

it.”<br />

– Shalenah Evans<br />

CONSULTATION: Community sports<br />

groups have already shown interest<br />

in leasing the Apollo Project Centre<br />

to take advantage of its indoor courts,<br />

gyms and office spaces.<br />

“We wish to object to the<br />

complex being used for more<br />

community recreation activities<br />

because Chateau Drive is already<br />

cluttered with parked cars and<br />

people speeding dangerously<br />

along at all hours on the way to<br />

the building.<br />

“Unless you can guarantee all<br />

access will be from Greers Rd<br />

and/or Ilam Rd, and parking will<br />

be on the property, we strongly<br />

disagree with the proposal to go<br />

ahead.”<br />

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NOR’WEST NEWS<br />

OUTLET SALE<br />

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Each ball was labelled<br />

with a unique number and<br />

loaded into the helicopter<br />

for the big drop. To win the<br />

grand prize, a person’s ball<br />

had to make a hole in one,<br />

or closest to it.<br />

And it was lucky number<br />

461, purchased by Gareth<br />

Turner, that landed in the<br />

hole, getting to take home<br />

$1000.<br />

The prize money was donated<br />

in memory of Kelsey<br />

Davidson who died in 2019.<br />

Davidson taught dance<br />

lessons and assisted with<br />

choreography for school<br />

productions, leaving a positive<br />

impact on the lives of<br />

many students and staff.<br />

Jo McKenzie, Parents and<br />

Friends Association chairwoman<br />

said the fundraiser<br />

was a huge success.<br />

“We’re thankful to<br />

everyone who has worked<br />

hard to make today such an<br />

awesome event,” she said.<br />

“We’ve received so much<br />

support from students,<br />

their whānau and the<br />

community, including<br />

Christchurch Helicopters<br />

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Golf Complex. We’re so<br />

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Principal Tom Wallis<br />

said the school was appreciative<br />

of the time and<br />

effort the PFA put into organising<br />

such a unique and<br />

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Parents<br />

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fun event, which included<br />

a barbecue lunch and an<br />

afternoon of golf-themed<br />

activities for the pupils.<br />

“The funds raised will<br />

directly support the junior<br />

gymnastics programme,<br />

technology equipment<br />

and the school’s leadership<br />

ambassador programme,”<br />

said Wallis.<br />

“It’s been a massive<br />

effort by the whole<br />

community and one the<br />

students will remember for<br />

a long time.”<br />

A reader responds<br />

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shopping centre<br />

I fully agree with Ian<br />

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trying to walk across<br />

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near the Northlink<br />

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anywhere from Greers Rd<br />

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Traffic has increased<br />

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Northlink opened. Because<br />

many cars are parked on<br />

both sides of the road near<br />

Chapel and Sails Sts, you<br />

have to step out onto the<br />

road to see the traffic and<br />

wait for a gap.<br />

Crossing at the<br />

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with the team to hear about their<br />

work in ecosystem rehabilitation.<br />

Many of our residents have<br />

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get help. Rebecca reached out to<br />

me as National’s Mental Health<br />

Spokesperson as she felt she<br />

couldn’t get the government to<br />

listen. Her petition calls on the<br />

government to provide more care<br />

for our young people with eating<br />

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Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>17</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 11<br />

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2 medium onions<br />

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2 sticks celery<br />

1 bulb of garlic<br />

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Place the tray in the oven,<br />

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Ingredients<br />

4 tablespoons olive oil<br />

3 tablespoons honey<br />

2 tablespoons whole grain<br />

mustard<br />

1 tablespoon smooth and mild<br />

Dijon mustard<br />

4 cloves garlic, peeled and<br />

minced<br />

1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon<br />

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1/2 teaspoon paprika<br />

2 pounds (1 kg) boneless skinless<br />

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2 tablespoons fresh chopped<br />

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Directions<br />

Onions roast<br />

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the oven<br />

with beef,<br />

don’t forget<br />

to garnish<br />

with herbs<br />

before<br />

serving<br />

Preheat oven to 200 deg C.<br />

Lightly grease a baking tray/<br />

sheet with oil and line with foil or<br />

parchment paper.<br />

Combine the oil, honey,<br />

mustards, garlic, lemon juice<br />

and paprika in a small bowl to<br />

combine well.<br />

Place the chicken onto the<br />

prepared baking sheet (tray).<br />

Season generously with salt and<br />

pepper. Spoon three-quarters<br />

of the honey mustard mixture<br />

evenly over the chicken and<br />

spread evenly all over each<br />

breast. Pour a quarter of a cup of<br />

water onto the baking sheet to<br />

prevent burning, creating a sauce<br />

while baking.<br />

Bake until cooked through<br />

(about 20-30min, depending<br />

on the thickness of the breasts).<br />

Spoon the remaining sauce over<br />

each breast and broil (or grill) for<br />

a further three-to-four minutes<br />

on medium-high heat to brown<br />

the chicken and caramelise the<br />

edges.<br />

Cover with foil and allow to<br />

rest for 10min to let the juices<br />

settle before serving.<br />

Garnish with parsley and serve<br />

immediately with lemon wedges.<br />

Notes<br />

To include roasted asparagus,<br />

arrange them onto the same<br />

baking sheet around the chicken<br />

in the last 10 minutes of cooking<br />

time. Rotate them in the pan<br />

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Four Fabulous Home-Staging Tips<br />

• Matching, freshly laundered linen,<br />

plump cushions and soft music in the<br />

bedroom create a relaxing atmosphere.<br />

•Decorative pieces spaced in oddnumbered<br />

arrangements offer the most<br />

pleasing effect for visual symmetry, but<br />

keep these to a minimum.<br />

• Make sure wardrobes, cupboards and<br />

cabinets are neat as a pin and stocked<br />

with the bare minimum. Potential<br />

buyers always look inside as further<br />

proof of the type of storage they are<br />

seeking.<br />

Home staging is the preparation of a<br />

private residence for sale. The objective<br />

is to present the property in as appealing<br />

a manner as time and budget allow.<br />

Ensuring the home is attractive to the<br />

highest number of potential buyers also<br />

enables the promptest and most effective<br />

sales results.<br />

Staging your home for maximum effect<br />

Given time, effort and meagre<br />

financial outlay, most homeowners<br />

are equipped to implement their own<br />

home-staging touches. Larger-scale<br />

home improvements, such as cosmetic<br />

makeovers and landscaping projects,<br />

might require specialist assistance.<br />

Creating home staging with the wow<br />

factor<br />

Whether you do it yourself or enlist<br />

professional help, preparation and design<br />

vision will add immeasurable value to<br />

your staging projects. These include:<br />

1. Freshly painted interiors in white or<br />

neutral colours provide a new look to<br />

any property.<br />

2. Declutter your furniture, decorative<br />

pieces, books and items that are not<br />

necessary or eye-catching. Less is<br />

always more in the presentation stakes.<br />

A couple of key furniture items, side<br />

tables instead of a central coffee table,<br />

adding a framed or wall-hung mirror for<br />

the illusion of extra space, one feature<br />

artwork and elegantly potted plant<br />

per room often create all the style and<br />

pizzazz required to win over your buyer.<br />

3. First impressions are lasting, so the<br />

exterior must dazzle the eye to attract<br />

potential buyers inside. Investing<br />

in light landscaping work, such as<br />

fresh planting, a statement outdoor<br />

sculpture or artwork and, if budget<br />

permits, installing an outdoor cooking<br />

zone or calm-inducing water feature,<br />

will work wonders for your resale<br />

value in the long run. At the very least,<br />

decluttering the extraneous elements<br />

of your exterior, weeding out dead<br />

plants and shrubbery, cleaning gutters<br />

and removing moss or mould build-up,<br />

will provide a new lease on life for your<br />

outdoor area.<br />

4. Lastly, ensure that everything is spic<br />

and span for viewings and open homes.<br />

Extend the impression of solidity,<br />

uniformity and personal style with little<br />

touches that you can impart on the day.<br />

These include:<br />

• Freshly brewed coffee, subtle incense<br />

or interior fragrances create olfactory<br />

evocation that is designed to draw in<br />

new or unexpected buyers.<br />

• A bowl brimming with seasonal fruit<br />

and fresh baguettes in a basket in the<br />

kitchen add to the aspirational quality of<br />

homeownership.<br />

• Include coordinated accessories and<br />

fresh flowers in the bathroom and toilet<br />

areas.<br />

Where to from here? Any of the members<br />

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are happy to come out and offer advice<br />

and professional contacts for creating<br />

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you.<br />

Content originally appeared on Real Estate<br />

Voice<br />

Vanessa Golightly,<br />

Business Owner<br />

and Licensee Agent<br />

Ray White Papanui<br />

027 664 9292<br />

Feature Property<br />

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Bishopdale<br />

Tracy Thomson<br />

Vanessa Golightly<br />

Licensee Agent &<br />

Business Owner<br />

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Stuart Morris<br />

Licensee Agent<br />

& Auctioneer<br />

027 422 6395<br />

Tracy Thomson<br />

Licensee Salesperson<br />

027 440 3035<br />

Maria Paterson<br />

Licensee Salesperson<br />

027 543 4689<br />

Claire Morris<br />

Licensee Agent &<br />

Business Owner<br />

027 662 4822<br />

Katrina Green<br />

Operations Manager<br />

Property Management<br />

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Richie Eggelton<br />

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Paul Nicholson<br />

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Hasna Ngara<br />

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Previously mentioned how I believed that<br />

the recent changes to laws around tax<br />

and capital gains was impacting the rental<br />

market in New Zealand and over the past<br />

few weeks I have noticed a real decline in<br />

advertised properties.<br />

When I combine this with what my team are<br />

telling me about the number of enquiries<br />

they are receiving for advertised rentals<br />

and the amount of very disappointed<br />

tenants who are missing out, I do think that<br />

we are heading for a shortage of rentals<br />

right here in Canterbury.<br />

Today when I look on TradeMe I note that<br />

the numbers are sitting at (aside from postearthquake)<br />

an all-time low in most of the<br />

Canterbury districts. This is certainly the<br />

case for the 15 years I have been working<br />

in the industry. Here are the numbers for<br />

you: Christchurch – 857, Waimakariri – 19,<br />

Hurunui – 8 (includes Hanmer Springs),<br />

Banks Peninsula – 8 and Selwyn – 71.<br />

If you break it down into suburbs, there are<br />

definitely some pockets where there are<br />

still a reasonably high number of properties<br />

available, in particular the city centre where<br />

there are a lot of apartments popping<br />

up. However, if you don’t fancy inner city<br />

apartment living or living in the Selwyn<br />

area, and are looking to rent, then your<br />

choices are very slim.<br />

The Government’s dream does seem to<br />

be that all New Zealanders will have the<br />

opportunity to own their own home, and<br />

while this would of course be fantastic what<br />

we need to remember is that not all can,<br />

or indeed want to own their own homes. I<br />

read recently where it said that over 33% of<br />

New Zealanders will never own their own<br />

home, through choice or financial ability.<br />

Private landlords in New Zealand provide<br />

homes to Kiwis, and regardless of the bad<br />

press they often get, it is important to<br />

remember that we will always need houses<br />

for those who wish to rent.<br />

Next time I will talk about how you can get<br />

into the investment property market, why<br />

you should, and provide a few tips about<br />

choosing the right property.<br />

Katrina Green,<br />

Operations Manager<br />

Property Management<br />

027 606 0030<br />

Olivia Hendry<br />

Executive Assistant<br />

Estelle Schuurman<br />

Property Manager<br />

Georgia Tuuta<br />

Excutive Assistant<br />

Joy Coughlan<br />

Mortgage Broker<br />

027 223 3572<br />

Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui<br />

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

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