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Another patrol vehicle

to counter petty crime

Residents’

groups

welcome

move

• By Fiona Ellis

COMMUNITY patrols are being

increased as concern grows over

petty crime.

The Christchurch North Community

Patrol has launched a

second vehicle, which will see

more areas covered over a longer

time frame.

Patrol chairman

Sam Hall

said there were

currently three or

four patrols each

week.

“With a new

Sam Hall

vehicle and

our numbers

increasing, we

look forward to having two cars out

there to increase our capabilities.”

• Turn to page 4

DAMAGE: Some residents say petty crime, such as graffiti, is increasing in the city’s north-west.

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Uncollected bins

top ticket list

• By Fiona Ellis

DAMAGED OR uncollected

bins and littering are the top

three issues currently plaguing

the Papanui-Innes Community

Board area.

A ticket report has revealed

a breakdown of issues that

residents reported to the city

council between May 22 and June

20.

In that time, 1231 tickets, or

jobs, were completed within an

average of 2.6 days.

Incidents fell into a range of

categories, including transport,

wheelie bins, graffiti, and parks

and three waters council assets.

Uncollected bins came out

on top with 114 tickets, with

damaged bins and road litter

placing second and third with

103 and 92 tickets respectively.

Sixty per cent (791) of residents

chose to report concerns by

phone, email or walk-in, while

thirty-nine per cent (518) did so

online through Snap Send Solve

and Hybris Online.

But at the conclusion of the

report last month, 323 tickets

were still open, or not completed.

The ticket report was included

in the agenda for the community

board meeting to be held on

Friday.

Number of tickets (issues)

reported in the Papanui-Innes

Community Board area

between May 22 and June 20:

1. Bin not collected: 114

2. Damaged bin: 103

3. Litter (road): 92

4. Leak (water supply): 82

5. Residential property files: 76

6. Graffiti: 74

7. Missing bin: 44

8. Blocked drain pipe or waterway:

38

9. Road asset (footpath, road,

furniture): 38

10. Tree (road): 31

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Community board to be updated

EXPANDING: The Christchurch North Community Patrol’s

second vehicle will enable them to better monitor the area. ​

• From page 1

Residents’ groups have

welcomed the move.

Redwood Residents Association

secretary Gayle Freeman

said she believed there had been

an increase in petty crime.

“We’ve heard anecdotally

about break-ins round the area,”

Freeman said.

Graffiti was also an issue.

Freeman said she intended to

join the patrol herself to help

target these issues.

She had been out on a patrol

once to get a sense of the task

and had membership forms

waiting to be filled in.

“I just want to make sure the

community is clean and safe.”

Bryndwr Community Group’s

Marney Ainsworth said she had

not noticed an increase in petty

crime.

It was important to distinguish

between organised crime and

petty crime, such as random

break-ins and graffiti where the

perpetrators were likely to be

bored teenagers with nowhere to

go, Ainsworth said.

“If they’re going to patrol, it

needs to be by the community

for the community, otherwise

they won’t know who [people]

are and it becomes another isolating

factor.”

Northwood Residents Association

president Clive Smith said

he was unable to say whether

petty crime was increasing without

any data.

However, it was an issue in

the area with car break-ins a

particular problem.

“If there’s nothing in the

vehicle, they’ll smash the

window, it’s just vandalism.”

He felt the community patrol

members were doing good work.

“Anybody who gets out on

Christchurch’s streets is doing a

great job.”

Alpha Ave Neighbours Association

member Bernard Del

Rey said Strowan residents were

suffering as a result of a crime

spree.

He gave a presentation at the

Fendalton-Waimari-Harewood

Community Board meeting last

month, headed: ‘We feel unsafe

and underserved.’

Fendalton Ward councillor

and community board member

James Gough said anecdotal

evidence pointed to a recent

spike in crime in the area.

He heard Del Rey present at

the board meeting.

The board decided staff would

look into how environmental

features could reduce crime in

the area.

“There’s some low-hanging

fruit that can be quite helpful,

such as better lighting,” Gough

said.

Staff would look into the

possibility of CCTV camera

installation, while Del Rey’s

concerns would be raised

with police, the Christchurch

North Community Patrols and

Canterbury Neighbourhood

Support.

Adding the Strowan area to

the board’s Community Safety

Initiative would also be looked

into.

Staff would update the board

on these issues within six weeks

of the June 28 meeting.

“We hope to see it translate

into improved safety,” Gough

said.

Del Rey said this was a

reasonable response.

A holistic approach was

needed to solve the problem, he

said.

“I don’t think any one

[solution] will be as effective as

they will be together.”

The community patrol would

also start operating in the

Strowan area.

Before Covid-19 caused

membership of the 50-person

patrol to plummet, the patrol

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was out “almost every day and

night”, Hall said.

“We’re up to 25 [members], six

have just joined up in the past

week or so. I think we’ll just keep

growing.”

The second car, a Toyota Vanguard

that cost $20,000, meant

the patrol would be able to run

general monitoring as well as

focusing on trouble spots.

These ever-moving “hot spots”

were supplied by police, based on

fortnightly data.

People were more willing to

report problems to police than

before, which was a positive

thing, Hall said.

However he was unsure if

incidents were occurring more

frequently.

“It’s hard to know if it’s getting

worse or we’re just hearing about

it more.”

Each month the patrol

made an average 50 reports of

suspicious vehicles to police,

and 20 reports of suspicious

behaviour.

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Thursday July 15 2021 5

‘Olympic’ challenge for village residents

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“Then from kindergarten to

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Jeannette later emigrated

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“When I came to New Zealand

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got it,” Jeannette said.

“It’s really, really old and rusty,

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Technology played its part

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challenge for Ryman Healthcare

townhouse resident Jeannette.

From a mounted and stationary

bike she was able to look at a

screen, and watch a cycle course

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The digital screen made a real

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she said.

“I wouldn’t call it motivation,

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She was filmed by a camera

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Confidence boosted by popular

programme – Reading to Dogs

HEADS TURNED when Maggie

the border terrier scampered

through Shirley Library.

Maggie paid a visit one afternoon

last week for the popular

Reading to Dogs programme run

by the city council.

Maggie headed for the far end

of the library where a red mat, a

pint-sized armchair and a little

dog bed awaited.

Excited nine-year-old twins

Keegan and Riley Salt were first

up. They had booked one of four

15-minute sessions with Maggie,

who sat obediently while the boys

took turns reading Seriously, Do

Not Open This Book aloud and

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pooch.

Maggie gave the occasional

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COURAGE: Queenspark School pupils and twins Keegan and Riley Salt love taking part in

Reading to Dogs,

PHOTO: NEWSLINE ​

officer Kym Manuel.

From a pilot programme

at Papanui Library, it quickly

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“Our guiding principle was

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All are chosen for their

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Riley and Keegan are sold on

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“I like that you get to pat the

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And it has helped with their

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Thursday July 15 2021 7

Farm opens for fun with fungi

A MUSHROOM-themed

education, play and foraging

area has officially opened in the

Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor

Regeneration Area.

More than 50 adults and

children attended the Fungi

Farm’s official opening this

afternoon, complete with hearty,

wild mushroom soup, and

mushroom-themed sweets and

savouries.

Located on the corner of Evelyn

Cousins Ave and River Rd,

Richmond, the Fungi Farm will

feature six different species of

edible native and exotic mushrooms

for foragers, 33 manmade

mushroom carvings and

art installations

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nature

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people about

the fast-growing

fungi.

The project

is an initiative of the Riverlution

Collective and driven by the

Richmond Community Garden.

Project proponent spokesperson

Hayley Guglietta says the overwhelming

encouragement and

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support they’d received from the

community had been inspiring.

“People have been really interested

in this project and it’s great

to finally be able to open it to the

community,” she said.

“There might not be any

mushrooms growing yet, but the

place will come alive in spring

and autumn.”

“We wanted to create an engaging

space that not only educates

people about living with

nature, but is also somewhere

that a family can spend a whole

day here, next to the Ōtākaro

Avon River, enjoying the regeneration

area.”

PHOTO: NEWSLINE

Guglietta says the intention is

to hold monthly workshops with

the community to explore different

methods of growing a range

of different mushroom species.

“This is the first part of a wider

vision we have. We’ve got exciting

plans to transform the area

from Swanns Rd to North Avon

Rd into an educational, familyfriendly

art trail and nature play

area that weaves among the old,

established gardens and fruit

trees that we want to continue

tending to.”

Residential red zone consultative

group, Te Tira Kāhikuhiku,

awarded the project a grant of

$19,600 from the Red Zones

Transitional Use Fund, to help

bring the project to life.

TTK is able to issue grants

of up to $20,000 for temporary

projects and activities in regeneration

areas that have been

approved by landowner Land

Information New Zealand, working

in partnership with the city

council.

TTK chairwoman Chrissie

Williams encouraged people

with a vision to use parts of the

regeneration areas to submit a

proposal to the group for consideration.

“I really encourage people to

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red zone land for community

initiatives,” Williams said.

“We love ideas that connect

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Sleeping on hospital

floor could soon be

a thing of the past

THE SUPPORT people

of mothers giving birth at

Christchurch Women’s Hospital

often resort to sleeping on the

floor if staying overnight.

It is why the Māia Health

Foundation aims to raise

$44,000 to buy 20 specialist

chairs, providing a comfortable

place for them to stay alongside a

new mother and baby.

Currently, a support person

can stay at the hospital but their

choices of where to sleep are

limited.

They are provided with either

an uncomfortable chair or a

vinyl mattress on the floor.

“That’s not an ideal solution

and it’s not very welcoming,”

said Norma Campbell, director

of midwifery for the Canterbury

and West Coast District Health

Board.

Each year more than 5500

women give birth at the

women’s hospital. It is the South

Island’s largest secondary/

tertiary hospital and the hub

for the Fetal Maternal Medicine

Service.

The specialised chairs the

foundation is fundraising for are

designed for hospital environments.

During the day they can be

used as a sofa chair for visitors

or a breastfeeding chair for the

mother, and in the evening they

convert into a lie-flat bed.

“The staff at Christchurch

Women’s Hospital go above and

beyond every day to care for our

community’s newest families.

It’s time we cared for them and

gave our new mums, babies and

families all the support we can

in those first few days together,”

said foundation chief executive

Michael Flatman.

UNCOMFORTABLE:

Canterbury and

West Coast

District Health

board director of

midwifery Norma

Campbell with the

current sleeping

arrangements for

support people of

women giving birth

at Christchurch

Women’s Hospital. ​

Campbell said demand for

their services was “incredibly

high.”

The maternity ward on

level five has 45 beds and is 80

to 90 per cent full most of the

time.

“At many times we have been

over capacity as there are increasing

numbers of women and

babies with complex needs or

who are impacted by underlying

health conditions,” Campbell

said.

“These women need our

support and they need their

own support – and it may seem

simple, but these chairs will help

provide that.”

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can support the campaign

by donating at

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maternity-chairs

Nurse supports

fundraiser for

new chairs in

maternity ward

WHEN NURSE Joeann

Pagulayan goes to work at

Christchurch Women’s Hospital,

she sees an unwelcoming

situation.

Pagulayan spends most of her

time on level five, looking after

new mothers and babies.

Having been in the same

situation herself as a patient, she

finds it difficult to witness those

supporting the new mothers

either sleeping on the hospital

floor, or on uncomfortable chairs

if staying overnight.

It is why she is supporting the

Māia Health Foundation’s bid to

raise $44,000 to buy 20 specialist

chairs, which can fold out into a

lie-flat bed.

Pagulayan’s husband Mark

was by her side when she was

admitted to the hospital last year

after the birth of their daughter,

Matilda.

Pagulayan became unwell

after losing a large amount of

blood during birth and needed

monitoring and support.

Her husband ended up sleeping

on a mattress on the floor.

“He just wanted to be there for

me. Because of my condition,

mobilising was a bit challenging

so he stayed all throughout those

first few days to support Matilda

and me,” she said.

“Culturally it was just

what we do – no matter how

uncomfortable his stay was. It’s

such a precious time for a new

family and I want every new

family to be able to be together,

comfortable and safe.”

Pagulayan hails from the

Philippines.

She said in her culture, and

many Asian cultures, a husband,

a partner or a support person is

expected to stay with a

Joeann Pagulayan

new mother.

“They are there to help, to take

turns looking after the baby,

giving the new mum a couple of

hours rest,” said Pagulayan.

“That little bit of support and

rest changes everything for the

mum – how they feel physically

and emotionally and how they

can connect with their new baby.

“As a nurse, I feel really bad for

those mothers who don’t have a

support person to stay with them

overnight, I see how difficult it

can be for many new mums.”

Pagulayan understood why the

current situation of providing

a mattress on the floor or an

uncomfortable chair meant

that for some, having a support

person was not an option.

“Having people on the floor is

not ideal at all for the patients or

the staff,” she said.

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the room, especially if it’s dark,

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Basketball stars inspire young fans

• By Fiona Ellis

CANTERBURY Rams player

Max Darling may be best known

for his basketball skills, but he

also aims to inspire off the court.

A question-and-answer

session was his favourite part

of coaching about 30 pupils

alongside teammate Zach

Hannen at Cobham Intermediate

School last week.

“The kids asked some really

good questions, and we were able

to share some stories and lessons

we have learnt both on and off

the court,” Darling said.

“We had a lot of fun and I

think the kids did too.”

The session was part of

the school’s Whānau &

Youthtown Time programme, a

collaboration with the national

youth organisation Youthtown.

The weekly after-school

programme gave Pacific Island

and Maori pupils a chance focus

on their homework and work

on their reading skills before

rounding off with games and

activities.

Youthtown programme

co-ordinator Wayne Sofai said

pupils loved the basketball

players’ visit, which was kept as a

surprise until the day.

“They know who they are.

They see them as stars.”

Pupils were also surprised with

free tickets to attend a Rams

game.

Rams manager Caleb Harrison

said they were sometimes

involved with other Youthtown

programmes, so were pleased to

play ball for last week’s activity

segment.

Ball skills were not the only

benefits he hoped would come

from the coaching session.

“We’re trying to teach young

people about the benefits of

working hard. It’s about overall

development and just overall life

skills,” Harrison said.

Young people could be

inspired by Darling and Cannon,

and not just because of their

athletic ability, he said.

For example, Darling spent

two years playing basketball in

Croatia.

“[The pupils] could do

anything with their lives, they

could travel overseas.”

The Rams were also running

basketball coaching sessions in

collaboration with Youthtown

during the school holidays.

“It’s for all young people,

especially for people who

wouldn’t normally get

the opportunity.”

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The importance

of air quality

HOME & HEATING

Keep cosy with

RD Petroleum

this winter

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Pesto-stuffed lamb roast. Try the whisky or mulled wine marinade

instead of your usual gravy. (Below) – Roast venison.

Jazz up your winter roast

with a tasty marinade

It’s certainly the

weather for hot

roasts, try spicing

them up a bit

with ingredients

you are likely to

have at home

Pesto-stuffed lamb

roast with garlic

Serves 4

Ingredients

⅓ cup pesto

⅓ cup ground almonds

2 tbsp fresh oregano

salt and ground pepper

750gm lamb roast

2 cloves garlic

Directions

Heat oven to 200 deg C.

To make the stuffing, place

pesto, ground almonds and

chopped fresh oregano in a

bowl. Season with salt and

pepper to taste and mix to

combine.

Trim any fat or sinew

from the lamb. Season on

both sides with salt and

pepper and lay out flat on

a board, skin-side down.

Spread stuffing over the

lamb and roll it up to contain

filling. Tie pieces with

string to secure it.

Heat an ovenproof

pan, add two tablespoons

oil and sear lamb for

5min, turning to brown all

over.

Add two heads of garlic,

cut in half to the pan and

place in the oven to roast

for 25min for mediumrare,

or longer depending

on your liking towards

pink meat.

Whisky marinade for

roast meat

Serves 3-4

Ingredients

¼ cup whisky

2 tbsp prepared mustard

3-4 tbsp olive oil

400gm beef fillet (or

lamb)

freshly ground black

pepper

1 cup beef stock

1 tbsp thyme leaves

Directions

Whisk whisky, mustard

and 3 tbsp of olive oil

until well combined. Place

beef in a plastic bag. Add

marinade. Refrigerate

for 1 hour. Return to

room temperature before

cooking.

Preheat grill on high.

Remove meat from

marinade and pat dry.

Brush with remaining oil.

Season with black pepper.

Grill for about 8min each

side. To test if done, press

thickest part of meat with

your fingertip. The softer it

is the rarer it is; the firmer

it is, the more cooked. Tent

with foil and cover with a

thick towel. Rest for 10min

before slicing.

Bring marinade, stock

and thyme to the boil.

Simmer for 10min. Serve

with the meat.

Mulled wine venison

roast

Serves 3-4

Ingredients

Marinade

½ cup mulled wine

1tsp cinnamon

6 whole cloves

1 tbsp honey

Small strip orange peel

1 tbsp olive oil

Roast

400gm venison roast

Freshly ground black pepper

to taste

2 tbsp olive oil

Sauce

1 cup (250ml) meat glaze

or good beef stock

Directions

To make the marinade,

combine wine, spice,

honey and orange peel in a

saucepan. Slowly bring to

the boil. Simmer for 1min,

then cool. When cold, add

olive oil.

Place venison in a plastic

bag. Pour marinade over.

Move meat around so it is

well coated. Refrigerate for

at least 60min or up to 8

hours.

Return to room

temperature before cooking.

Preheat oven to 200

deg C.

Remove meat from

marinade and pat dry.

Reserve marinade for the

sauce. Season.

Heat olive oil in a pan.

Sear venison until lightly

browned on all sides.

Place in a small roasting

pan in the oven. Roast for

20-25 minutes for medium

rare.

Remove from oven and

tent with foil. Cover with

a thick towel and stand for

10 minutes.

Meanwhile, strain

marinade and bring to the

boil. Add meat glaze or

stock and simmer for 1-2

minutes. Serve with the

venison.

Great accompanied by

baby red jacket potatoes,

plus 4cm cubes of pumpkin

and large broccoli

florets, roasted with the

venison.

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

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RDP began its home heating diesel delivery

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Customer demand has continued to increase

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HOME & HEATING

Get the balance

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Enviro Master has been helping

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With new regulations now in place for

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Inadequate heating and ventilation can

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The quality of the air we breathe affects

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Ventilation is the process of air exchange

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In summer, it’s easy to open windows

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Spreading

kindness

through craft

Crafting For a Cause is a group of

crafters meeting weekly at WEA to

create things people need. These clever

crafters knit, crochet, sew, and repurpose

materials generously donated to WEA

Canterbury. Creating social capital,

this group are helping reduce stash

cupboards and keep materials from

going into landfill, while sharing skills

and ideas.

Polar fleece has been turned into

kitten blankets for the SPCA and over

50 children’s beanies and mittens for

It Takes a Village, who told them “The

mittens have been a life saver for our

families”. Wool yarn has been knitted

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handmade paper has been turned into

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and cat toys; curtains recycled into tote

bags and net curtains into vege bags and

laundry bags and sold as a fundraiser to

members of the WEA.

To find out more or join the group,

visit www.cwea.org.nz or drop into

the WEA office at 59 Gloucester Street

between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm Monday

to Friday.

Papanui High School

Term 3, 2021 nightclasses

Whether you are wanting to learn something

new to improve your fitness, to challenge

yourself, for relaxation, or to master a new

skill Papanui High School offers plenty of

choices for everyone in their

Term 3 Adult Education Programme. Our

Term 3 classes begin week of 2 August and

we do have some weekend workshops on

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courses in the pipeline too, so keep an eye on our

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Visit our website www.risingholme.org.nz to see

our full range of courses, locations and enrolment

info. If you have any questions, please email us at

info@risingholme.org.nz or feel free to phone us for

a chat 03 332 7359.

Course brochures are available on our website,

at the Risingholme office and the CCC public

libraries. We look forward to meeting you.

Spaces are

limited in some

courses, so enrol

now to secure your

place and avoid

disappointment!

Adult and Community Education Term 3, 2021

Come learn with us

Risingholme Community Centre offers

a wide range of short courses, each

term, at a range of venues.

Risingholme Community Centre

Art (Creative Art, Mixed Media, Painting with Acrylics, Drawing &

Sketching), Fabric & Craft Skills, Guitar, Pottery, Sewing Skills, Upholstery,

Sewing Retreat, Yoga, Wood Sculpture, Woodwork, Woodwork for Women,

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Watercolour Introduction.

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Russian Language, Te Reo Maori, Photography, Simple Healthy Meals on

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Speakers, Tastes from Around the World, Found Object Sculpture.

Full details available on www.risingholme.org.nz

Risingholme office at 22 Cholmondeley Ave, Opawa, Chch

Phone 03 332 7359 | Email info@risingholme.org.nz

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Bidding to win at auction

How do you navigate the adrenalinecharged

auction environment without

overpaying, overplaying or missing out?

Here are four tips that might help you.

1. Stick to the game plan

Preparation is key, so it is important for

you to devise a game plan while making

allowances for incremental changes

without overcommitment. Although

difficult, removing emotion from the

equation is primary. If you are unable

to bid with a cool head under pressure,

enlisting the agent, a representative

or trusted friend to bid on your behalf

ensures you won’t waver from your

financial limit.

2. Do your homework

By researching prices, you’ll discover

that most sales normally occur for

unusual figures, such as $412,500 or

$728,500. With this in mind, set your

limit slightly above a round figure

(for example, $527,000 rather than

$525,000). In this way, you can try to

eliminate opposition bidders with a

minimal increase.

3. Lateral thinking

To a degree, the auctioneer is the

director and each bystander has a

role to play. Some industry insiders

recommend that serious bidders start

with a high bid that will blow the other

buyers out of the race. The theory is

that doing so eliminates most of the

opposition from the outset and proves

your purchase commitment. Others

say you should only start bidding

when the reserve price is reached,

Healthy Homes Reminder!

We have just completed our series of

free Landlord Information Seminars,

offering rental property owners

some insight into the new Residential

Tenancies Amendments Act 2020, as

well as an update on healthy homes and

the changes with taxes and the bright

line test.

The seminars were very well received,

with many questions around the

implications of the RTA Amendments

as we expected, however, what I was

not expecting quite so much was the

confusion around the healthy homes

standards. One landlord said that his

property complies with the ventilation

requirements in his bathroom as, while

he does not have an extractor fan, the

window opens!

No, this is not correct and this is what is

going to get landlords into trouble. It is

so important that landlords understand

and the property is declared to be “on

the market”. Using this method, you

won’t declare your hand too early. Try

and watch a few auctions via online

streaming or in person and see which

strategy might be for you.

4. Be confident in your bidding

It is often very clear in the auction

room when the bidding increments

decrease that the limits are starting

to be tested. If you bid like you have

bottomless pockets and are there to

purchase the property at any cost (even

though you’re not) via big bold bidding,

a confident voice, quick responses to

other bids and offering a bigger bid

to a smaller increment, ie. when the

bidding drops to $5,000 increments up

the actual requirements and avoid

what people are talking about. For the

correct information ask a Property

Manager or have a look on the Tenancy

Services website, there is loads of

information, or phone them and clarify

if you don’t know.

I do think the next few months will be

interesting, now that the standards

are in full force. We will likely see

an increase in cases at the Tenancy

Tribunal where tenants will be

attempting to catch landlords out for

non-compliance and reap the rewards

of being awarded exemplary damages.

This has risen to a maximum of $7400

now, which will be a huge cost to the

landlord, and then the required work to

comply will still have to be carried out,

making this a considerable expense.

Even if your tenant tells you that they

are not worried that the insulation or

it back to a $10,000 or $15,000 bid. It

will rattle the competition and they will

think ‘this guy isn’t going to let this go’.

Happy bidding and if we can help you

with any further questions about

bidding at Auction please get in touch.

It would be our pleasure to assist you.

Content inspired by the realestate

voice.

Vanessa Golightly,

Business Owner

and Licensee Agent

Ray White Papanui

027 664 9292

heating does not comply, get it done,

it is not worth the risk as they could

change their mind and you won’t be

complying with the current legislation.

If your Healthy Homes Statement says

that there is an area where you don’t

comply if it is a new or renewed tenancy

dated after 1st July you then have only

90 days to bring the property up to

scratch.

My advice is as always, seek the experts

advice, don’t listen to rumours and

make NO assumptions.

Katrina Green,

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Vanessa Golightly

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 664 9292

Stuart Morris

Licensee Agent

& Auctioneer

027 422 6395

Tracy Thomson

Licensee Salesperson

027 440 3035

Maria Paterson

Licensee Salesperson

027 543 4689

Hasna Ngara

Licensee Salesperson

021 262 4943

Olivia Hendry

Executive Assistant

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Claire Morris

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 662 4822

Katrina Green

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Richie Eggelton

Licensee Salesperson

021 089 65594

Paul Nicholson

Licensee Salesperson

027 921 2160

Jana Schleehauf

Licensee Salesperson

022 090 1227

Georgia Tuuta

Excutive Assistant

Feature Properties

Sold Properties

Estelle Schuurman

Property Manager

Joy Coughlan

Mortgage Broker

027 223 3572

611 Barbadoes Street, St Albans

Vanessa Golightly & Maria Paterson

81 Edward Avenue, St Albans

Vanessa Golightly & Maria Paterson

35 Birchfield Avenue, Dallington

Vanessa Golightly & Maria Paterson

174A Sawyers Arms Road, Bishopdale

Tracy Thompson

Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui

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