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TWENTY FOUR cabbage trees

deliberately poisoned on the

Christchurch Coastal Pathway

three years ago will be replaced

on Sunday after a successful

community fundraising


Page 3

The trees were planted along

the causeway section of the

pathway but were found dying

in 2018 after being intentionally


St Martins resident and

cabbage tree fan Oliver Lewis

(above) said he was “stoked” at

the level of community

support after a Givealittle page

he set up to buy replacement

trees exceeded the fundraising

goal of $633.60 in just four


Page 12

Cabbage trees back after poisoning

The page raised $778 in total.

Both Mayor Lianne Dalziel

and Heathcote Ward city

councillor Sara Templeton

contributed to the page.

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fire break



• By Samantha Mythen

A COMMUNITY initiative is

replanting native trees to protect

their homes from future fires on

the Port Hills.

A large vegetation fire in

January decimated Drayton

Reserve, a gully between Mt

Pleasant and

Redcliffs. The

fire threatened

houses and

about 500 sq

m of trees and

shrubs were


Six firefighting

crews and

Dave Bryce

two helicopters were involved in

extinguishing the blaze, which

was contained after about three

hours. Now, after just five weeks

of planting, members of the

Drayton Reserve Volunteers

group have almost reached

halfway in their project to create

a green fire break in the reserve.

“This is a major local

biodiversity project, but also,

with the climate changing,

very dry summers will be

more common, and the risk of

fires will be higher,” group coordinator

Dave Bryce said.

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Issues highlighted in survey

• By Matt Slaughter


unsatisfied with the condition

of roads and footpaths in


The city council’s recent

Christchurch Residents’ Survey

revealed only

29 per cent

of those who

gave feedback

are satisfied

with the

condition of

roads and 36



per cent with


It comes

as the city council’s Long Term

Plan, which outlines its 10-year

budget, and has been undergoing

consultation since March, will be

finalised this month. It includes a

proposed budget of $18.3 million

a year, for the first three years of

the plan, for road resurfacing.

Meanwhile, the results of

the survey show 24 per cent

of respondents who have been

involved in governance processes

are satisfied with their influence

on city council decisions and

only 36 per cent understand how

its decisions are made.

It comes as 2381 Christchurch

residents gave feedback on

the city council’s draft Long


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The city council says it is working

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The Star spoke to residents

in April after written consultation

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closed. All either did not know

what the Long Term Plan is, or

chose not to give feedback on it.

Canterbury University professor

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the number of people who gave

feedback on the draft Long Term

Plan is promising. However,

she said the reason more people

did not give feedback, could be

because they have a lack satisfaction

with their influence on city

council decisions.

“It is costly in terms of time

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a plan and spend time writing

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Said city councillor Yani Johanson:

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we make it easier for people to

understand what council’s doing

and to be involved in what council’s


“Certainly, making it easier for

people to understand information

is critical. The second thing

is having greater transparency

and openness around our briefings.”

Said city council head of community

support, governance and

partnerships John Filsell: “We

are always looking at ways we

can improve our engagement.

“We are continuing to engage

and educate on decisions and we

actively encourage as many people

as possible to submit, contribute

and get involved via a variety

of channels – online, hard copy

and face to face.

“These questions [in the survey]

seek to establish if citizens

have had that opportunity to

contribute/influence/have their

say on council decisions – rather

than whether they were able

to influence council’s decision

to the individually preferred


In contrast to the city council

services residents are most concerned

with, there are many they

are happy with.

Of those surveyed, 100 per cent

are satisfied with education programmes

in Christchurch, 98 per

cent are happy with the Botanic

Gardens and Mona Vale, 95 per

cent with libraries, 97 per cent

with walk-in customer service

and 92 per cent with customer

service over the phone.

Overall satisfaction with city

council services is sitting at 49

per cent – a slight decrease from

50 per cent last year.

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Reliability of water supply

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Inner city parks – 82 per


Kerbside bins collection –

80 per cent

Education programmes –

100 per cent

Libraries – 95 per cent

Botanic Gardens and

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External communication –

82 per cent

Customer service – walkins

97 per cent/email – 71

per cent/phone – 92 per


Condition of footpaths –

36 per cent

Walking friendly city – 74

per cent

Condition of roads – 29 per


Community parks – 63 per


Influence on city council

decisions – 24 per cent

Understanding of city

council decisions – 36 per


Public influence on

decisions – small influence

– 46 per cent/large or

some influence – 30 per


Heritage buildings – 48 per


Stormwater drainage – 45

per cent

Water supply –

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trees to be

replanted in

working bee

•From page 1

Lewis said he was “delighted”

Dalziel and Templeton had

thrown their weight behind the


Templeton said the level of

public support was heartening

and remains hopeful the

community funding and

‘sponsorship’ of trees would

show the poisoner that the trees

were loved by many.

“I personally think that they’re

beautiful trees and I’m really

hopeful the community buy-in

and involvement in funding and

planting them will stop anyone

trying something like that

again,” she said.

Lewis had “zero sympathy”

for the poisoner.

“It was a petty and disgraceful

thing to kill trees in the public


The 24 replacement cabbage

trees will mean the original

planting design along the

causeway will be restored.

A working bee to

reinstate the trees along

Main Rd and plant several

hundred other natives

along Beachville Rd will be

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Helping protect homes from fire

•From page 1

The project involves planting

800 low flammable native

species for the first 10m below

residential properties to create

the fire break.

“Creating a fire break along

the reserve’s boundary has been

a priority to establish and give

protection to neighbouring

properties,” said Bryce.

He said the residents of the

houses closest to the reserve are

helping out themselves.

“This is a community biodiversity


“We want to get the surrounding

community engaged with the

reserve and looking after it.”

There are about 200 current

members of Drayton Reserve


The group started in April

2016. Their aim is to work with

the city council to return the

reserve to its original forest cover

for conservation, recreation and

educational purposes.

Bryce said the original forest

in the valley was wiped out for

farming and grazing.

They now hope to restore the

nine different ecosystems that

exist there, including an aquatic

ecosystem in the stream that

runs through the reserve.

Some of their other work

includes improving streambed















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Pupils visit Scott Base’s oldest building, VR style

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Antarctic Heritage Trust’s

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final leg under way today.

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The experience provides insight

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the world’s most extreme environment

more than 60 years ago.

The trust’s general manager

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Francesca Eathorne, who

oversaw the project development,

hopes the VR tour inspires

people to learn more about

Antarctica and the nation’s most

famous son.

“Sir Ed’s hut is part of the rich

history of Antarctic exploration

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Siblings show

how it’s done on

the sports fields

• By Fiona Ellis

THE SPORTING success of

Cashmere siblings on Saturday is

proving that good things come in


Campbell siblings Lily, 11,

Bodhi, 12, and Josh, 17, each

won player of the day in their

respective matches.

Their father Mark Campbell

said Josh’s game was the last of the


“We were joking: ‘Wouldn’t it be

funny if he got player of the day?’

and he did.”

He was not surprised that

each of the three won the award


“They’re all super hardworking

and right into it. They’ll always be


However, he was surprised they

all received the award on the same

day, which had never happened


Watching the successful day of

sports felt “pretty good”, he said.

His children had plenty of drive.

“They’re very self motivated.

Most kids get carted [to sports

games] by their parents.”

Lily was the first to take the

award on the day, playing centre

for Cashmere Netball Club’s J


“She’s not very big, but she’s

fast and nippy like an Energizer


Bodhi followed suit as centre

defender in his football game for

Cashmere Technical 12th grade


“He’s a very skilful player. He

takes responsibility for shutting

down other attacks.”

They then watched Josh play

centre back for the club’s 17th

grade blue, and it was clear he was

also playing a strong game.

“[He] scored a thundering low

knuckleball left-footed half volley

from 18m. He is right-footed and

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Thursday June 17 2021 9

Prepare your

home for winter

Minimise your heat loss


Without insulation, approx. 30-35%

of the heat loss occurs through the roof,

20-30% through windows, and 20-25%

through walls. The floor and air leakage

make up the balance.


Seal up any unused openings such as cat

doors and open fireplaces.

Use draft stopping tape around windows

and tape, door ‘sausages or a rolled-up

towel for doors.

Double glaze windows, there is a wide

range of DIY Window insulation kits that

are both effective and economical.

Downlight fittings

Some modern LED downlights have

insulation fitted over them, instead of

leaving a gap for fire prevention.

Super-efficient LEDs use less energy

and can save lighting costs. Ask a lighting

specialist or registered electrician for


Simple steps to reduce dampness

Air your home regularly

Open doors and windows for 10-15

minutes each morning or use a ventilation


Use energy efficient, low

emissions heaters

Heat rooms being used to at least 18˚C.

Don’t use unflued or portable gas heaters.

Use extractor fans

They can help to get rid of moisture in

the bathroom and laundry and use a fan or

rangehood in the kitchen.

Use lids on pots when you cook

This helps to stop the steam escaping.

Turn on the fan before a shower

or bath

Shut the bathroom door and open the

window slightly. Afterwards, leave the fan

running until the moisture clears.

Move furniture away from walls in


A 10cm gap discourages mould

(especially on external walls).

Dry washing outside

Use a washing line or rack in the garage

or a under covered area.

Leave wardrobes slightly open

A little air circulation discourages mould

growing on fabric.

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An AA House Check report can provide

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A BOINZ accredited building surveyor

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Author shortlisted

for another award


been shortlisted for New

Zealand book awards

more times than any other

author across the country.

The Cashmere picture

book author and artist has

published 70 titles locally

and abroad that have won

numerous awards and are

translated into 12 different


Now he can add another

nomination under his belt

having made the shortlist

for the Wright Family

Foundation Te Kura Pounamu

Award at the New

Zealand Book Awards

for Children and Young

Adults for Mihi, his latest


The finalists for this

award are for books written

entirely in te reo Māori.

Mihi introduces concepts

of whānau and place in the

world – the starting point

for everyone learning te

reo Māori. The book’s simplicity

makes learning the

language more accessible.

The book shows the special

places and people with

whom readers can identify,

both at home and in the

community, providing a

solid foundation for learning

te reo in the future.

The repetition of colours

and shapes show connections

between waka,

mountain and iwi, through

to mama, papa and the

baby reader.

A mihi, or pepeha, is a

way for people to introduce

themselves that often goes

beyond one’s name in te

reo Māori, expressing

links to the land, one’s

spiritual home and sense of


Of 166 entries nationwide,

Bishop is one of 28

finalists in the running

for an award across six


FINALIST: Children’s

book writer and

illustrator Gavin Bishop

has made the shortlist

at the New Zealand

Book Awards for

Children and Young



“The diversity of ideas

in this year’s entries really

stood out,” said convener

of judges Alan Dingley.

“It’s clear that our authors

truly credit kids and

young people with having

the emotional intelligence

to deal with complex

themes, issues and feelings.”

Whether that’s celebrating

Māori culture

or dealing with the injustices

of inequality, seeing

a reflection of their own

small-town community or

exploring body image, disability

and adversity – no

topic was off-limits.

But big ideas are delivered

in a way that also

entertains, Dingley said.

Bishop was made an

Officer of the New Zealand

Order of Merit for services

to children’s literature in


He has been writing

and illustrating books left,

right and centre since 1981.

Iconic titles include Taming

the Sun: four Māori

Myths, Mrs McGinty and

the Bizarre Plant, Aotearoa:

The New Zealand Story and

many more.

His accolades previously

include Margaret

Mahy Book of the

Year Award, the Prime

Minister’s Award for

Literary Achievement,

the Mallinson Rendel

Illustrators Award and the

Margaret Mahy Medal

for Services to Children’s


Keep cosy with

RD Petroleum

this winter

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


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 or

signup at

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Get the balance

right this winter

Enviro Master has been helping

Cantabrians get the balance right when it

comes to choosing the perfect heat pump or

air conditioning system for their home or

office since 2002.

Their team of expert sales people, qualified

electricians, heating and refrigeration

engineers, help to supply and install

Christchurch’s widest range of heat pumps,

and because they have no affiliation with any

one brand, you can be assured their advice

on the benefits and differences between each

product is unbiased.

They will recommend the most energyefficient

and cost-effective system for your

individual situation, and will have you

regulating the heat in your home or office in

no time.

Nowadays, customers are often wanting

whole home solutions to be able to maintain

even temperatures throughout the home both

in Winter and Summer. This can be achieved

by using ducted systems or multi systems

and Enviro Master are experts in designing,

installing and commissioning these systems.

Help is currently available with a

government subsidy covering 80 per cent of

the cost of a new heat pump up to $3000.

The subsidy is part of the Warmer Kiwi

Homes initiative and is available to Home

owner/occupiers with a Community Services

Card, a SuperGold combo card or who live in

a low-income area as determined by deciles

8-10 on the New Zealand Deprivation Index.

The applicant’s home must also have been

built before 2008, have insulation up to code

(insulation subsidies also available) and have

no fixed heating in a living area, such as an

existing operational heat pump or fireplace.

With new regulations coming in for

Landlords to provide heating in rentals,

now is a great time to beat the deadline.

Inadequate heating and ventilation can lead

to mould growth and dampness in your

property, leading to costlier maintenance

and an unhealthy living environment.

Providing a fixed heater with a higher heat

output and lower running costs, like a heat

pump, will enable your tenants to heat the

area effectively. Enviro Master are well

experienced with the Tenancy Services

software to ensure that you are meeting your


To ensure you choose the right system for

your home or business, one of Enviro Master’s

experts will visit to assess your individual

situation, offer advice and answer any

questions you may have. This consultation

is at no cost to the customer and is always

provided before a heat pump is installed.

Anyone wondering about their eligibility

for a subsidised heat pump are welcome to

get in touch for details and help with the

application process. To find out more, call

Enviro Master on (03) 366 0525 or visit

their website

What makes a great

Heat Transfer System?

There are a number of Heat Transfer

systems on the market. Smooth-Air

ventilation specialists offer a range of HTU

Heat Transfer Units with carefully selected

components to optimise the system:

They use insulated duct to transfer the

heated air with as little heat loss as possible.

The fan moves sufficient air for the distance

and number of rooms, without being noisy.

The diffusers send the heat to the floor, not to

skim the across the ceilings. All components

are good quality - designed to operate for

years without problems.

Smooth-Air’s HTUs come in a range of

options: One to four rooms, with or without

thermostat and with a choice of grilles and

diffusers. HTUs improve energy efficiency

in your house, as you are using excess

heat. They have low power consumption

- only 80watts for the three room system.

Circulating air through the house also

reduces the risk of damp.

You can also choose the HTU version with

downjet diffusers, which throw the warm

air downwards to the floor. These downjet

diffusers can also be adjusted to regulate

which room receives the most warm air.

An average size living room requires 2-4 kw

of heating, yet appliances such as log burners

generate heat in the region of 10 -20kw. This

leaves an excess of 8 -16kw of heat which

sits at high level in the heated room, usually

above door level.

Heat transfer units work best where very

hot air has ‘stratified’ into a layer near the

ceiling. So heat pumps, which circulate warm

air around the room with no layering, are

not suitable as a heat source by themselves.

However, if you have both log burner and

a heat pump, heat transfer systems with

thermostat can work very well: The heat

pump stops operating once the heat from the

fire has heated the room, and the heat transfer

kicks in above this point, once there is a layer

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Use garlic and onions to jazz up roast

Sunday roasts are

a traditional Kiwi

favourite. Try adding

some powerful flavours

for a change that

should please the

whole family

Roast beef with garlic and



1.5kg rolled roast beef

2 medium onions

2 carrots

2 sticks celery

1 bulb of garlic

1 bunch of mixed fresh herbs ,

such as thyme, rosemary, bay,


olive oil


roasting tray and drizzle with oil.

Drizzle the beef with oil and

season well with sea salt and

black pepper, then rub all over

the meat. Place the beef on top of

the vegetables.

Place the tray in the oven,

then turn the heat down

immediately to 200 deg C

and cook for 1 hour for

medium beef. If you prefer it

medium-rare, take it out five to

10min earlier. For well done,

leave it in for another 10

to 15min.

If you’re doing roast potatoes

and veges, this is the time to

crack on with them – get them

into the oven for the last 45min

of cooking.

cooking and if the veges look dry,

add a splash of water to the tray

to stop them from burning.

When the beef is cooked

to your liking, take the tray out of

the oven and transfer the beef to

a board to rest for 15min. Cover

it with a layer of tin foil and a tea

towel and leave

aside while you make your

gravy, horseradish sauce and

yorkshire puddings.

Remove the beef from the

fridge 30min before you want to

cook it, to let it come up to room


Preheat the oven to 240 deg C.

Baked chicken breasts

Wash and roughly chop the

vegetables – there’s no need


to peel them. Break the garlic



into cloves, leaving them

x 180

4 tablespoons olive oil


3 tablespoons honey

Pile all the veges, garlic and

2 tablespoons whole grain

herbs into the middle of a large Baste the beef halfway through mustard

1 tablespoon smooth and mild

Dijon mustard

4 cloves garlic, peeled and


1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon


1/2 teaspoon paprika

2 pounds (1 kg) boneless skinless

chicken breasts, (4 large

chicken breasts)

Salt and cracked black pepper,

to season

2 tablespoons fresh chopped

parsley, to garnish (optional)

Lemon wedges, to serve



Onions roast

up well in

the oven

with beef,

don’t forget

to garnish

with herbs



Preheat oven to 200 deg C.

Lightly grease a baking tray/

sheet with oil and line with foil or

parchment paper.

Combine the oil, honey,

mustards, garlic, lemon juice

and paprika in a small bowl to

combine well.

Place the chicken onto the

prepared baking sheet (tray).

Season generously with salt and

pepper. Spoon three-quarters

of the honey mustard mixture

evenly over the chicken and

spread evenly all over each

breast. Pour a quarter of a cup of

water onto the baking sheet to

prevent burning, creating a sauce

while baking.

Bake until cooked through

(about 20-30min, depending

on the thickness of the breasts).

Spoon the remaining sauce over

each breast and broil (or grill) for

a further three-to-four minutes

on medium-high heat to brown

the chicken and caramelise the


Cover with foil and allow to

rest for 10min to let the juices

settle before serving.

Garnish with parsley and serve

immediately with lemon wedges.


To include roasted asparagus,

arrange them onto the same

baking sheet around the chicken

in the last 10 minutes of cooking

time. Rotate them in the pan

juices or pan sauce and season

with salt and pepper.

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