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THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021

Connecting Your Local Community

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Read to dogs

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Talk to over 10,000 visitors in 3 days

Page 2 Page 7

Contact Lisa on 021 800 809

Proposed rehab centre takes

residents’ concerns on board

• By Fiona Ellis

A RESOUNDING “no” is the

response of St Albans residents

who submitted on whether a

rehabilitation centre for violent

offenders should open in the

area.

The city council received 173

submissions against the Department

of Correction’s proposed

residential violence-prevention

programme project at 14 Bristol

St, and just 20 in favour.

The responses have prompted

Corrections to change to how it

plans to operate the centre.

Department of Corrections

Canterbury district manager Jessie

Middlemiss said this included

reducing the maximum number

of residents from 16 to 12, and

increasing the maximum number

of staff on site to 14.

She said residents would now

be phased in during the first 15

months of the programme.

A new gate would be installed

at the main entrance and the

hours when outdoor areas could

be used would be limited.

“We are committed to being

the best neighbour we can be,

and we hope that the changes

we are making demonstrate our

willingness to work with the

community,” Middlemiss said.

“If the Christchurch

City Council approves our

application, we will establish a

community liaison group.”

Many residents who lodged

submissions cited safety as a

concern.

Submitter Philip Cooper said

the proposed use of the property

was unreasonable.

“[It is] unsafe for all residents,

especially children and the

elderly,” he said.

Submitter Melissa Warrington

said her two children regularly

walked or scootered to school and

to sports activities in the area.

“Should this application be approved,

I will be fearful for them

to continue to do so in case they

encounter one of the residents or

their associates [or] visitors.”

Submitter Chris Rennie said

rehabilitation measures were

REHAB CENTRE:

Bristol St may

become the site

of a residential

programme for

the Department of

Corrections.

important, but often ineffective.

Rennie compared them to the

prison meetings he used to run.

“A residential area is not the

place to be housing these violent

offenders who can just walk out

the door at any time.”

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Knit ‘n’ Yarn

Thursday, 1-3pm, at Shirley,

2-3.30pm, at Fendalton, Friday,

10am-noon, at Papanui, Tuesday,

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Bishopdale, Fendalton, Papanui,

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the company of others. Share skills

and be inspired.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Thursday, 11am-5pm, Friday, 11am-

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Citizens Advice Bureau provides

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The Marshland Table Tennis Club is

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in Belfast. All abilities welcome. $5

for adults, $3 for children. For more

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Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Tuesday, 10.30-11am, at Fendalton

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Storytimes is an interactive programme

including books, songs,

rhymes and play. Recommended

for children 2-years-old and up. No

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Scottish Country Dancing

Tuesday, 7.45-9.45pm

Heaton Intermediate School hall, 125

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Go along if you want to take part in

the fun exercise. All you need to take

is some soft shoes. The first night is

free for beginners. Phone 021 480 802

for more information.

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Christchurch Bridge Club Rooms, 21

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Thursday June 24 2021 3

Chance to guide visitors around

gardens a privilege for volunteer

VOLUNTEERING AT the

Botanic Gardens has been a

chance to branch out for Susan

Lawrence.

The Bryndwr 72-year-old

began guiding visitors at the

gardens in 2012.

Volunteer guides – all

members of the Friends of the

Botanic Gardens – run free

walks in different parts of the

Botanic Gardens each day

between October and April.

“I find being a volunteer

guide incredibly rewarding,’’

said Susan.

“It has provided me with an

opportunity to learn and grow

in my knowledge of plants. I

cringe sometimes when I think

of how little I knew at the start.’’

She led two or three walks a

month, co-ordinated the team of

volunteer guides, and served on

the committee of the Friends of

the Botanic Gardens.

“Being part of a team

is fulfilling – we are very

supportive of one another and

each one brings his or her own

skills to the task, and we learn

from each other.”

“Having the opportunity

to share our knowledge and

Andrew Hawkey

(BHS Podiatry)

stories with the public is a great

privilege, whether they are

locals or tourists.

“Locals are often surprised at

how much of the gardens they

are unfamiliar with.”

Mrs Lawrence says engaging

with the public on the tours

is a two-way experience and

the guides often come away

having learned a thing or two

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“Above all it is a great

privilege to give out to others

– our lives are enriched in the

process.’’

She estimated she spent about

30 hours a month working on a

voluntary basis for the Friends

of the Botanic Gardens, which

exist to support and promote the

work of the gardens.

Funds raised provide

education and travel

LABOUR

OF LOVE:

Volunteer

Susan

Lawrence

spends

around

30 hours

a month

showing

groups of

people

what the

Botanic

Gardens has

to offer.

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opportunities for gardens’ staff,

apprenticeships and annual

library grants amongst other

things.

A large volunteer team

work in propagation, guiding,

weeding and duties in the kiosk.

“I would encourage anyone

who appreciates the sanctuary

that is our Christchurch Botanic

Gardens to join the friends,’’ she

said.

Grants for

community

groups approved

• By Fiona Ellis

A GRANT of $8698 to the Styx

Living Laboratory Trust was

approved by the Papanui-Innes

Community Board at a meeting

last week.

THis was more than the

recommendation of $7556 set

before the meeting was held.

The trust aims to promote education

and research around the Styx

River catchment.

Board member Pauline Cotter

proposed the increase.

“They’re growing, they’re doing

such a fantastic job and I’m really

passionate about our biodiversity. I

don’t think we’ve had a big enough

lens on that over the council.”

Funds would go towards the

trust’s work programme, its education

programme and development

of a talking circle.

The board also approved $8000

to the Papanui Redwood Association

Football Club towards the

installation of floodlights in Owen

Mitchell Park.

A third grant of $2000 to the

Belfast Netball Club was also approved,

which would help with the

club’s court hire costs and pay for

new balls.

Money for the grants would

come from the 2020/21

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Former Olympian still has the competitive spirit

THE OLYMPIC spirit still shines

brightly with John Abrams.

John, a New Zealand hockey

team member from the 1956

Melbourne and 1960 Rome

Olympic Games, remembers

close matches and physical

tussles, as the team played its

heart out from the get-go.

John and New Zealand team

made their Olympic debuts in

Melbourne.

He recalls the Australian adventures,

as he sits alongside his

wife Dawn – both residents of

Diana Isaac Retirement Village

in Mairehau.

Now, John is looking forward

to his next Olympics adventure.

Ryman Healthcare is bringing

together 12,500 residents across

41 villages in New Zealand and

Australia to compete in the

world’s first international retirement

village Olympic Games.

The residents will be competing

in cycling, swimming, bowls,

a 21.6km team walking relay and

Quiznastics (gymnastics for the

brain).

Back in 1956, John and other

Kiwi games athletes were invited,

and went, to social events hosted

by gracious Melburnians.

“Even if you were wandering

around outside the village, a car

would pull up and they would

say: ‘Hey you guys, we’re having

MEMORIES: John Abrams, who played at right fullback in

Canterbury and New Zealand hockey teams.

a barbie tonight, would you like

to join us?’ ” John said.

Times at the games were different

back then, and security settings

were much lower. In 1960

John was able to watch, trackside,

the performance of Kiwi

medal winners including Barry

Magee, Peter Snell and Murray

Halberg.

As well as these memories,

John and Dawn have plenty of

Olympic memorabilia on their

walls in their independent apartment

at the village.

John’s historic collection

includes photos, an Olympic

tie and an Olympic blazer from

Rome.

The items date back to the

games and more recently to

get-togethers. As Olympians he

and others were honoured by the

Christchurch High School Old

Boys with names inscribed on

a sports shirt. His shirt is now

framed and mounted on the

wall.

Both Woolston Primary

School, CBHS and later

Woolston Hockey Club were

proving grounds for John and

others. His schoolmates Noel

Hobson and Ross Gillespie (who

later coached the Kiwi 1976 gold

medal-winning team) played

together in 1960.

Provincial and national representation

followed, then John

says that he and his family had to

listen to a 6pm radio broadcast

to find if he was included in the

team for Melbourne.

The departure for Melbourne

was quite a ruckus. His father,

Dawn and young daughter,

Nicola, saw him off only to

discover the car keys (to get

home) were in John’s pocket and

on the plane. They were eventually

tossed down by the pilot to

ground level before the aircraft

took off.

In Melbourne the team finished

in sixth place just behind

Australia.

The Rome Games were longhaul

in terms of travel, with the

hockey players ending in fifth

place this time after beating Australia

in the final match.

John says the team were very

close to contending for a medal,

but lost 1-0 in a thrilling quarterfinal

against Spain. The score

could have been reversed; he

says.

“We had a penalty corner and

the ball was definitely going into

the net, and it hit one of their

defenders in the jaw and went

out,” John said.

“A few minutes after that, they

scored, and then it was fulltime.”

The team was consigned to

the sidelines. “(But) one of the

marvellous things, then and in

Rome, the competitors had a reserve

stand at the main stadium,”

John said.

John got to sit beside athletics

coach Arthur Lydiard in the

Rome stadium to see the arrival

of the marathon athletes including

Barry Magee (now a Ryman

resident at Murray Halberg) who

finished with a bronze medal.

“It was a fabulous effort,” he

said.

In Rome, he watched Peter

Snell and Murray Halberg’s gold

medal performances.

Snell, in fact, spent a lot of

time at the dining table with

the hockey team, knowing well

the Auckland team members

having played hockey against

them.

Years later John, a trained

lifesaver, found Snell cramping

in the water at Tahunanui Beach

near Nelson. He pulled him to

safety, with Snell forever grateful.

Both John and Dawn are

looking forward to the Tokyo

summer Olympics and Ryman’s

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Thursday June 24 2021 5

New home for

native butterflies

McMaster & Heap

Veterinary practice

• Fiona Ellis

CANTERBURY’S own native boulder

copper butterfly will soon have a new

home at Orana Wildlife Park.

The Burnside Primary School pupils

behind the project braved the wintery

weather to plant 150 Muehlenbeckia

axillaris shrubs at the park last week.

Teacher Bianca Woyak said the shrub

was the butterfly larvae’s only food source.

“They’ll be moving in about October,

we’re just waiting for the plants to settle,”

she said.

It was a great day of hands-on learning,

Woyak said.

“The weather wasn’t the best, but it was

good for digging and planting.”

The boulder copper butterfly was

reintroduced to Christchurch by Burnside

pupils in February, after a 200-year

absence from the city.

Because the pupils had already built the

butterflies a habitat on the school grounds,

they knew what to look for when scouting

a new location for the insects to live,

Woyak said.

“Boulder coppers need an area with no

shade . . . and dry, so nowhere too lowlying.”

The butterflies from the initial

translocation had laid eggs, and these

offspring would be the ones to inhabit the

park, she said.

DIGGING IN: Burnside Primary

School pupils (from left) Cairo

Wesley, Ivan Carrapiett and Paul

Campana plant Muehlenbeckia

axillaris at Orana Wildlife Park

last week.

At just two or three centimetres wide,

the butterflies were small and their eggs

were nearly impossible to see.

This added an element of suspense to the

project.

“We’re waiting with bated breath to see

if we have butterflies in October.”

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Believe it or not I have several small

lipomas on my arms that cause no issue.

They are often picked up in a routine visit,

are non-painful, soft, moveable and slow

growing. Breeds at risk are the Labrador,

Retriever, Doberman, Spaniel and Beagle.

No one knows why they pop up and they

are classified into three groups –

• Simple lipoma – a benign, slow growing

mass that expands rather than invades.

They can get really huge. They are usually

encapsulated and easy to surgically shell

out. They are most commonly seen within

the fat tissue on the trunk and limbs. Very

occasionally they can be found in the

chest and abdomen. Depending on where

they are they can impede movement

causing abnormal gaits and neurological

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• Infiltrative lipoma – These are locally

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surrounding tissues. These have been

known to cause spinal cord compression.

• Myelolipoma – These are benign and can

commonly occur on the spleen, adrenal

glands and liver. We rarely see these.

Diagnosis is made by fine needle

aspiration cytology, radiographs and

ultrasound (especially of lipomas in the

thorax and abdomen or those inbetween

muscle planes). Cytology of the mass can

be done while you wait.

Most lipomas require NO specific therapy.

We usually only suggest surgical removal

if they are impeding motion or function or

in an area that irritates the dog. Surgery is

usually straight forward and it helps having

cautery for the large tumour removals as

they have a decent blood supply. Often

suction drains are inserted due to all the

dead space left and blood tends to want

to pool there. Complications of surgery

can be delayed wound healing, seromas

forming or occasionally nerve damage if

the lipoma is deep.

Recently we had a referral to give our

opinion on lipoma surgery for a 12 year

old Labrador called “Tess”. She’s had a

multitude of lipomas (diagnosed via

cytology) for years but some have started

growing quickly, causing her severe

mobility issues. Kirsty initially saw Tess

and thought she could make a difference

surgically to her quality of life and mobility.

One large lipoma had extended down the

right side of her chest and into her axilla

(armpit), impinging on nerves affecting

limb placement. She kept throwing this leg

outward.

Tess was a trouper under her anaesthetic

and has recovered well. The surgery took

nearly two hours and required lots of

sutures and drains to close large wounds.

Six lipoma masses were removed, the

largest weighing in at 1.6kg. She should

hopefully find it easier to walk now. Tess

was discharged on good pain medications,

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improve muscle strength. She was a gentle

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made a difference to her quality of life.

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Proposed rehab centre

encounters resistance

in St Albans

• From page 1

The minority who submitted in favour

of the application believed in the benefits

of the programme.

Submitter Victoria Wilby said she

was satisfied with the safety measures

proposed.

“I believe in non-punitive programmes

when possible, especially when they

retain the dignity and mana of those

participating,” she said.

Linwood-Central-

Heathcote Community

Board chairwoman Alexandra

Davids said she

was not surprised by

the amount of negative

feedback.

“With that much

Alexandra

Davids

feedback from a negative

standpoint, people in the

area should be listened to,”

she said.

However, she hoped people would keep

an open mind towards the project, which

aimed to help offenders move forward

with their lives.

“If not there, where are you putting

it? There’s not going to be a community

anywhere that would fully support it.”

Christchurch Central MP Duncan

Webb said community feedback and

expert advice were both important.

Corrections would need to prove the

facility could operate

safely, he said.

“There is a robust

process for assessing applications

to operate such

a facility and I have confidence

in this process.

Duncan

Webb

“I am aware of similar

facilities being successfully

run both close by in

Christchurch and in other

cities.

“I absolutely support the safe reintegration

of offenders back into the community.”

Central Ward city councillor Jake

McLellan said it was a good thing so

many people had given feedback.

“The number of submitters highlights

how important it is that Corrections get it

right,” McLellan said.

A date for the submissions hearing had

not been set, but it was likely to take place

in August, a city council spokesperson

said.

• HAVE YOUR SAY: What are your

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centre for violent offenders at 14

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Lawn bowls a new

experience for pupils

A GROUP of year five

pupils from Northcote

School visited Summerset

on Cavendish Retirement

Village for an introduction

to lawn bowls.

The recent field trip

was part of the Kiwi Can

programme run at the

school.

Kiwi Can facilitator

Hayley Young said the

opportunity for the 16

pupils to engage with

village residents through

learning new activities

was an extremely positive

experience.

“The kids and I loved it,”

she said.

“Thank you so much

Summerset Village for

warmly welcoming us.

It was a very successful

and engaging community

project.”

The programme,

facilitated by the Graeme

Dingle Foundation, had

a focus on values, such as

integrity and respect.

Along with the Kiwi

Can facilitators, the pupils

walked to the retirement

TAKING AIM: Northcote School pupil Savanah

learns to bowl with help from Summerset on

Cavendish Retirement Village resident Ian Capill. ​

village where a team of volunteers

introduced them to

the sport.

The event also included

an opportunity for the

residents and pupils to

share afternoon

tea together.

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Intermediate Schools are exciting places

for students to begin their adventure into

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Intermediate aged children are changing

rapidly – physically, emotionally and

socially. Intermediate schools focus solely

on this age group and are well positioned to

meet their needs.

Intermediates provide a rich, age and

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a stimulating, challenging and rewarding

environment, and cater for many interest

groups and clubs.

Intermediate teachers are focussed

solely on the middle years. They work

collaboratively to provide level-appropriate

engaging programmes that connect learning

to students’ lives and interests and provide

challenges for all students to achieve to the

best of their ability.

Intermediate Schools have a mix of

specialist and home room teachers which

enhance the choices, challenge, practical

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Intermediates plan and resource deliberately

to meet early adolescent student needs,

help build self esteem, assist students to

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An intermediate school can support your

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• Technology and specialist programmes

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• Schools that are resourced and

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heaton Andrea Knight website: www.heaton.school.nz Phone: 355 9555 email: admin@heaton.school.nz

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1 green chilli, seeded and

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1 tsp thyme leaves

1/3 cup lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste

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Caper sauce:

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3 tbsp each – lime juice, olive

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2 tsp each – red wine vinegar,

diced seeded green chilli

½cup fresh coriander leaves

1 shallot, peeled

1 tbsp capers, rinsed and

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1 garlic clove, peeled and

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¼ tsp pepper

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to coat.

Marinate in the refrigerator for

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Drain and discard marinade.

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2 tsp grated root ginger

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Break the salmon into

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Vaccinations for

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New Zealand

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout for the general population

starts from the end of July.

Our COVID-19 vaccination programme has built momentum

steadily since February. We are vaccinating around 100,000

people a week at the moment. In the second half of the year

we hit top speed and everyone in New Zealand aged 16 and

over will be able to be vaccinated.

Moving to the general population

So far, vaccinations have been made available to those most at

risk of getting COVID-19 to limit the chances of it getting into the

wider population.

With more vaccine supply coming on, and having ramped up our

infrastructure, vaccinations for everyone else in New Zealand

aged 16 and over (the general population) start from 28 July.

This is a very large group of people. To make this flow smoothly,

we will break this down by age bands.

All people aged 60 plus can book their vaccinations from 28 July.

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Registration

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