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Connecting Your Local Community


The local news


for Cantabrians


out the


Keeping old

post office

memories alive


Zealand Warriors hardman

Ruben Wiki revealed a softer

side to promote rugby league in

a code-boosting roadshow at a

dozen schools last week.

Page 3

Wiki, along with Kiwi Ferns

international Charlotte Scanlon,

dropped in at Te Waka Unua

School in Woolston where they

caught up with year 6 pupil

Khian Tonihi (above) and

ran one of a number of clinics

at primary and intermediate

schools across the city on

Thursday and Friday.

The emphasis was on funbased

skill activities.

Pages 4-5

Former Warrior drops in on pupils

While on a serious note, the

Warriors and New Zealand

Rugby League community

teams delivered a well-being


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ready for




is launching its annual Wet

July challenge and this year,

the group’s chilly endeavours

will be raising money for local

community projects.

This will be the fiffth year the

group has undertaken Wet July,

where members pledge to get into

the sea every day throughout the

month of July wearing just togs

and a smile, irrespective of the

weather – provided conditions

allow this to be done safely.

Founding member Kerry Newton,

said the Scarborough Dippers

has grown exponentially over fifve

years, having started off with just

four keen dippers.

More than 40 people are gathering

for the group’s dips and she

is expecting around 20 people

to commit to Wet July, although

typically many more join in over

the weekends.

“There has been a growing

interest in wild swimming and

the health and well-being benefifts

of cold-water swimming, which

the regulars can certainly attest

to,” she said.

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Celebrate Matariki: Linwood

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Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm

Linwood Library

The Ōtautahi Weavers will demonstrate

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Rotary Market

Sunday, 8.30am-12.30pm

Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St

Mah-Jong, Thursday, 1-3.30pm, 60 Vincent Pl, Opawa. If you are interested

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Creative Writing on Sundays

Sunday, 1.30-3.30pm

Linwood Library

Writing group leader Jennifer will

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create and develop their own stories.

Take some pens or pencils, paper, or a

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Monday, 2-4pm

Old Stone House, Shalamar Drive,


Go along for a game with a

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Risingholme Singers Choir

Monday, 7.30-9.30pm

Risingholme Theatre, 99 Hawford Rd,


If you love singing, go along and

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music is an advantage but not essential.

All welcome, especially tenors

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Couple rescue Heathcote from weeds

EAGER TO be “part of the

solution” and not simply

onlookers, Gen and Malcolm

Long have dug deep to rescue

reserves and tracks from

smothering weeds along the

Heathcote River.

The busy couple, who are part

of the volunteer army working

with city council staff to keep

parks, reserves, paths and tracks

beautiful, were highlighted

during National Volunteer Week.

They became involved after

being impressed when a “dark,

sinister, overgrown track” near

the Woolston Cut was turned

into a “lovely” path several years

ago – thanks to a group of hardworking


Seeing a simple sign nearby

seeking volunteers, they quickly

joined the Laura Kent Reserve

work group – “now a collection

of like-minded friends who enjoy

the monthly catch-up and also


Walking in the other direction

one day towards Farnley Reserve

in Beckenham, they found

COMMUNITY: Gen and Malcolm

Long (left) are part of a group of

volunteers clearing weeds from

the reserves and tracks along the

Heathcote River.


“tradescantia creeping over

all the surfaces, convolvulus

smothering smaller shrubs” and

a proliferation of other weeds.

“We had just become involved

with the Ōpāwaho-Heathcote

River Network and Gen was

tasked with co-ordinating

community groups working

along the river to celebrate World

Rivers Day,” Malcolm said.

Concerned that nothing would

happen at Farnley Reserve unless

someone stepped forward, they

“decided to create a public work

day on World Rivers Day.”

Malcolm said more than 50

people turned up to “attack

the weeds.” Now the Friends

of Farnley Reserve group

gathers every month, sharing

in their “pride as the reserve

starts looking better and the

compliments of passers-by flow.”

Gen, 63, an itinerant teacher

of music, and Malcolm, 66, a

retired teacher and education

administrator, oversee the

Friends of Farnley, keeping

members up to date, notifying

the public of work in the

area, engaging with the local

community and liaising with the

city council’s urban park ranger

to organise workdays.

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month to their volunteer work,

but find “pleasure in seeing

the river being respected” and

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and regeneration. They are

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Keeping memories of the old post

• By Bea Gooding

“SOME PEOPLE preserve family

heirlooms, some people preserve

cakes, but why? If we stop doing

these things then I think we’ve

lost the plot.”

Those are the words of George

Wealleans, who has mastered the

art of preservation as founder

and inaugural president of the

Ferrymead Post and Telegraph

Historical Society.

It is why the 75-year-old is in

charge of the group responsible

for conserving the country’s

communications’ history in

a 1920s post office building,

nestled within Ferrymead

Heritage Park.

“If I don’t, then who’s going

to?” said Wealleans.

“It’s partly ego, partly a desire

to preserve our history. You

might as well preserve something

you’re keen on.”

The society collects and

restores vintage telegraphy,

telephone and switching systems

mainly from the New Zealand

Post Office and formerly Telecom

New Zealand.

The items, sourced from all

over the country, are in working

order, allowing visitors to get a

feel for what life was like before

the digital age.

The exhibition may look like a

CALLING: George Wealleans with one of the old telephones in the Ferrymead Post and

Telegraph Historical Society building.


museum, but it has not

strayed too far from its original

purpose – the building still

provides postal agency services

and philatelic (postage stamp)


Wealleans and a few others

established the society in 1977

during a time when the country’s

morse system and telegraph

service were closing down in

1963 and 1988, respectively.

One of the members already

worked at the Ferrymead

tramways, so the heritage park

was seen as the perfect location

to keep the practice alive.

Otherwise, it would have

“ended up on shelves in a shed.”

“When some of the equipment

out there was ready to be

taken out, we wanted to see it

preserved. So I called a meeting

with post officers in town and

established a group,” he said.

“[Now] we have been tasked, or

dumped, with the idea of looking

after this stuff on behalf of the

people of New Zealand.

“But there’s no benefit of

looking after this stuff other than

our hobby.”

Born in Oamaru, Wealleans

was raised in Timaru by his

uncle and aunt when his father

left the picture.

In the 23 years that followed,

he completed school certificate

and locked in his first job at the

Timaru Post Office at 16-yearsold

as a trainee telephone


In search of love, he

relocated to Christchurch in

1971 to get hitched, eventually

building a house, raising three

children of his own, and starting

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office alive at Ferrymead park

“We’re still at the same address

with the same phone number in


Wealleans loved the idea

of being able to help facilitate

communication between others.

The biggest change he

witnessed over time was cell

phones. But as someone who

championed communication,

they were “abhorrent,” as they

created too many distractions.

He also prided himself on accuracy

– his boss once said his

wire tying and lacing skills were

always neat. “It’s the technology

too that got me hooked, and

the data from one computer to

another. The theory of how a cell

phone works is just as important

as the piece of equipment,” he


“Each component leads to a

core computer, then it goes out

through a cellular network and

up to a satellite, passing bits of

messages, then back down to say,

the phone of your mate who just

happens to be having lunch in

San Francisco.”

OPERATOR: One of the society’s oldest telephones, a Bell/Blake transmitter, used

in New Zealand in the 1880s. Left – George Wealleans using some of the old post

office equipment.


But after 31 years in the

industry, it all changed when he

was made redundant in 1992 –

two years after deciding to take

a decade-long hiatus as president

of the historical society.

He spent the next 17 years after

that working in a factory making

plastic bags before he “weaseled”

his way back into the society’s

presidential role about 10 years


“In every job I’ve had, there’s

be an element of being your own

master,” said Wealleans.

“Obviously you’re following

the instructions. Like at the

plastic bag machine, you’re given

instructions on how long to

make the bag, but they didn’t tell

you how fast to make it.

“So I fine-tuned the machine a

bit to get it going at say, 65 bags a

minute, instead of 50.”

Wealleans is at the

heritage park nearly every day,

and he would not have it any

other way.

But a major regret was not

becoming an architect after

nearly failing a technical exam

in high school – a dream that

grew momentum the second he

received his first Meccano set.

Said Wealleans: “I wouldn’t

go as far as saying I’m an artist

but I can visualise things from a

technical perspective, put it on

paper and draw it, like a circuit

diagram. I’ve always treated my

job as a hobby because I love my

work. I’m able to share all my

experiences with a whole lot of

people, even those who aren’t

ex-post office.”

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CHILLY: Scarborough

Dippers will brave the

elements once again this

July. ​


to benefit

from early


plunges into

the surf

• From page 1

“This is reflected in the growing

number of people of all ages

who are now joining us on a

daily or weekly basis.”

Last July, the Scarborough

Dippers raised more than $6000

which was split between the

Sumner and Taylors Mistake

Surf Lifesaving clubs.

This year, the group has

chosen to support community

projects which include the upgrade

of Sumner Kindergarten’s

playground and the surfboard

library based at The Goat Shed.

Others are yet to be confirmed.

Said Newton: “It is important

for us to support our local community.

Most of us are from

the Sumner, Taylors Mistake,

Redcliffs and Mt Pleasant so it

makes sense that we raise money

to support the community that

supports us.”

•More information about

Wet July can be found on

the Scarborough Dipper’s

Facebook page.

Roadshow promotes rugby league

MATES: Ruben Wiki and Charlotte Scanlon surrounded by Te Waka Unua School pupils

during the NZ Warriors and NZRL roadshow.


•From page 1

The presentation focused

on the importance of sleep,

hydration and nutrition.

Wiki’s former club and

Kiwis teammates, Jerry Seuseu

and Ali Lauitiiti, also spoke

to a group of Canterbury

Rugby League 18-year-old

grade players on Friday night,

revisiting their journey as

professional footballers.

The trio also watched junior

grade games at Canterbury

A&P Park on Saturday

morning, presenting player of

the day awards to some of the

96 teams, featuring players

aged under-five to 12-yearsold.

“It has happened in the past

but not to this scale, having

the Warriors and NZRL down

here working together,” said

Canterbury Rugby League

chief executive Duane Fyfe.

“They could do two schools

at the same time so twice the

number of schools can be

visited. It’s worked out well for


BIG SMILES: Charlotte Scanlon takes a selfie with Te Waka Unua School pupils, while Ruben Wiki directs a rugby league

skills session.

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Joint pain: Do I have arthritis or

could it be mainly my muscles?

The team at Physical Sense in Sydenham

sees clients with a range of symptoms but

many of their middle-aged and senior clients

visit complaining of pain in one of their joints.

Physiotherapist Ietje van Stolk suggests

that a major part of the pain could be due

to muscle pain rather than simply arthritis.

“Even if an x-ray shows arthritis, the reason

for the pain may be the muscles around

the joint,” she explains. The images show

how a muscle knot (the crosses) in a back

muscle can give hip pain (aches and pain

are the red areas in the drawings), a knot

in a muscle on the back of the shoulder

blade can give a deep pain in the front of

the shoulder and a muscle knot all the way

near the groin can give an ache in the knee

(especially at night in bed).

Ietje recalls one case where an 89 year

old client with severe arthritis who walked

with a stick, told her, “I will end up in

a wheelchair, I cannot put any weight

through my right leg due to pain in my hip

and buttock”. “Within 4 treatments, she

was walking with her stick but without the

severe pain,” says Ietje. “The arthritis was

one of the factors that made her muscles

spasm but the other was that older people

move less and the flexed position the hip

is in when we sit is particularly bad for

the hip.” Ietje is happy with the fact that

although the client was 89 and could have

been “given up on” or told to live with the

pain, she made a difference to her health

and wellbeing.

The same lack of movement can be the

reason for your knee pain or your shoulder

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At Physical Sense, hands-on techniques

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(the crosses are the areas of the muscle spasms, the red areas is where the pain is felt)

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Keep cosy with

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If you have the time to prepare pancakes they are always a family favourite.

Try fried eggs cooked inside capsicum for a change.

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The trucks that deliver RDP’s home heating

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RDP’s home heating diesel trucks come

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1 cup each – plain flour,

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1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 cup raisins

dried cranberries


1 cup milk

2 eggs

1 cup warm water

Butter or canola oil for


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Combine the flours, baking

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Cover and refrigerate

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Fifty-second poached


Serves 1


1/4 cup water

1 egg at room temperature

1 split English muffin,

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Place the water in a small

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Pierce the yolk with a

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Lift out with a slotted


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1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 large capsicum (cut

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2 medium eggs

cherry tomatoes and coriander

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Heat the oil in a large,

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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.

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While insulation is important, it has been

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moisture in the home.

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Megan Woods

MP for Wigram

Thank you to all the Wigram people, groups and organisations who have made time

to share with me the fantastic things they are doing.

From high tech businesses, to beautiful heritage restorations, to wonderful new

school buildings and all of the everyday acts that make life better. Thank you.

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Authorised by Hon Megan Woods MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Budget 2021

At its core, the Budget is about securing our recovery from COVID. As we continue to respond to the

uncertainty COVID has thrown our way, we know that we need to keep on managing our economy

responsibly. But our recovery plan has to be about more than just growing GDP and keeping debt down. It

must also prioritise the wellbeing of our people.

Budget 2021 lays the foundations for coming out of the pandemic stronger by addressing long term

challenges like housing, child wellbeing and climate change, while making sure we can continue to grow

the economy.

So, we’re taking a balanced approach that will create jobs, grow the economy and keep a lid on debt, while

tackling long term issues.

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Authorised by Hon Megan Woods MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Delivering for the people of Wigram

In Wigram, Budget 2021 will mean more jobs and fewer children growing up in poverty, and it will build on

the work that’s already underway to improve our community.

One of the key initiatives is an increase in main benefits by up to $55 per week, this money will help

families put food on the table, buy shoes for kids, and heat their homes.

Low-income homeowners can also look forward to warmer homes thanks to the Budget 2021 investment

into the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme. Through Community Energy Action, eligible low-income

homeowners in Christchurch can have ceiling and underfloor insulation installed for free.

Those eligible for Winter Energy Payments will also have noticed the extra help they are gettting to pay

their energy bills.

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Authorised by Hon Megan Woods MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Saturday Sessions 2021

Drop in for a cup of tea or chat from

12:30pm-2pm with Megan Woods,

your local MP.

• Saturday 28 August in Spreydon

• Saturday 30 October in Wigram

• Saturday 27 November in Hornby

Look for an invitation in your area

or contact the Wigram Electorate

Office for more information.

Megan Woods

MP for Wigram

Minister of Energy and Resources

Minister of Housing

Minister of Research, Science and Innovation

Associate Minister of Finance

Wigram Electorate Office

03 338 6347


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