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Tony loses

bid to

rule roost

– page 3

Fiordland shipwreck mystery

Galleon drawing, names

found in remote cave

Earthquake

injury

claims

continue

– page 9

Suspected

suicide

victim’s

father

demands

inquest

• By Susan Sandys

A SCIENTIFIC expedition

from Christchurch has found

a cave in a remote part of

Fiordland where survivors of a

shipwreck may have sheltered.

A team from Willowbank

Wildlife Reserve was looking

for the elusive South Island

kōkako when they chanced

upon the cave in Chalky Inlet

last month.

The cave had a drawing of

a galleon vessel and what is

UNEARTHED: Dale

Hedgcock and

Mark Willis with

the cannon they

discovered on a

beach in Chalky

Inlet, near a cave

with a drawing of

a galleon. PHOTO:

WILLOWBANK

WILDLIFE RESERVE

believed to be the names of its

mariners etched underneath.

The remains of an old cannon

were discovered nearby.

• Turn to page 4

• By Susan Sandys

A MAN who lost his son to

suspected suicide is demanding

there be an inquest.

Geoff Booth fears he will not

get the answers he needs as the

coronial inquiry into his son’s

death drags on.

It is coming up to four years

since his son Liam, 21, died from

suspected suicide.

Christchurch Hospital staff

discharged Liam about three

weeks prior to his death,

wrongly believing he was not

going to harm himself. Booth

received a formal apology

from the Canterbury District

Health Board. The report also

acknowledged there was no clear

evidence family members

were involved in a discharge

plan. It also said family could

have benefited from more

information about support.

Booth said the approach

to the October 2 anniversary

was all the more difficult as he

considered this could be marked

without the inquiry having been

completed.

“To me, it’s almost

disrespectful to Liam’s life,”

Booth said.

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• By Samantha Mythen

TONY THE rooster’s bid

to rule the roost in a quiet

neighbourhood has come to an

end.

Tony, described as “pretty

vicious looking”, appeared in

Jeremy McTear’s backyard in

Heathcote last week.

“He was rather

large and confident,

and very

quickly made

himself at home,

digging up the

lawn and hiding

in the bushes,”

McTear said.

“He was all

feather, talons

and large beak with a bright red

comb.”

The McTear family’s “guard

dog”, Ziggy, who likes to

patrol the garden, was out

of action recovering from

surgery, allowing Tony took full

advantage of the situation.

Over the next few days, Mc-

Tear and his sons, Oliver, Jamie

and Leon, attempted to catch

Tony.

But he was quite the escape

artist, managing to evade their

clutches and fly over a fence to

terrorise their neighbour.

“He was incredibly quick and

able to escape through gaps that

seemed impossibly small,” said

McTear.

“An hour or two later, he’d appear

at the door or window and

taunt us or the dog. Sometimes

he’d just sit in the neighbour’s

gutter and glare.”

Ziggy eventually took an interest,

wandering over to see what

all the fuss was about. When he

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Less than half the average rainfall this month

CHRISTCHURCH has so

far had less than half its usual

rainfall for July with 25mm.

The latest MetService data

also shows the city has had

145 hours of sunshine, slightly

above its average of 129 hours,

this month.

Westport was more than

likely the wettest place in the

Family crowing after

finally bagging Tony

Jeremy

McTear

country this month. But forecasters

can’t say for sure because

the rain gauge broke during the

recent flooding event.

Hokitika has had a whopping

315.6mm of rain so far in July,

up from the month’s average of

233.2mm.

Wellington has had 79 per

cent more rain than average so

far this month, with 175.3mm,

while Auckland had 87mm,

compared to an average of

117mm.

New Plymouth continues to

be the sunniest spot in New

Zealand with 1479 sunshine

hours so far this year, 149 of

which were this month.

The place with the least

sunshine this month was

Taumarunui, which had 98

hours.

The least sunniest place so

far this year was Gisborne.

While its sunshine hours have

been about average for July, it

has been much cloudier than

normal, with only 993 total

sunshine hours recorded.

saw Tony, Ziggy would chicken

out from his guard duties.

A post on the community

Facebook page failed to trace

Tony’s owner. The McTear back-

TEAM EFFORT: Ziggy the

“guard dog” was out of

action after surgery when

Tony arrived. Above – Oliver,

Jamie and Leon captured

the rooster.

yard had become his new home.

Each morning last week, Tony

woke up the family and neighbours

at 5.20am.

Finally, Tony was captured

on Thursday, after McTear, his

wife Tina and three sons, armed

themselves with blankets, fishing

nets, bread and a cat carry

cage.

“It was a team effort,” McTear

said.

Tony was despatched to the

SPCA, where he is being put up

for adoption.

“Staff said he was quite

grumpy on arrival,” said McTear.

He said his sons asked for KFC

on the way home.

“We didn’t have a problem

with that,” he said.

“On Friday we all had a great

sleep in.”

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in brief

New classrooms for

Hillmorton High

An upgrade to Hillmorton

High School will make it one of

the fastest growing schools in

Christchurch. Wigram MP and

Housing Minister Megan Woods

yesterday announced four

shovel ready projects will be fast

tracked and 17 new classrooms

will be created at six schools

and kura across the Canterbury,

West Coast and Tasman regions.

The projects include five shortterm

roll growth classrooms

at Hillmorton High School

to meet the growing demand

for schooling in the area.

The school’s roll will grow by

more than 100 when the new

classrooms have been completed.

More houses

being built in city

An analysis of building

consents in Christchurch

shows the city gained 2792

new dwellings over the past 12

months. That was a 12 per cent

increase on the previous year

and the highest annual housing

gain in the city since 2000. The

housing gain is calculated by

taking into account the number

of new houses built and the

number of houses removed or

demolished. Most of the new

homes were built in the southwest

of the city, particularly

Halswell. Prestons and Yaldhurst

also experienced large increases.

Museum gets consent

for redevelopment

Canterbury Museum has

resource consent to proceed with

a proposed multi-million dollar

redevelopment of its Rolleston

Ave premises. The consent was

granted by the city council

on Monday after a hearing in

June. The museum’s proposed

redevelopment is estimated to

cost about $195 million, but

it is still $70 million short.

Museum representatives are

talking to possible funders and

have developed a business case

to seek Government funding.

Director Anthony Wright said

the proposed redevelopment is

critical to the museum’s ability

to remain open at its current site.

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Exciting discovery hints at unknown shipwreck

UNCOVERED: Writings in the cave at Chalky Inlet, discovered while searching for the elusive South Island kōkako.

PHOTOS: WILLOWBANK, DOC, GETTY

• From page 1

“You can’t help but wonder the

history behind those names, why

those men were there and what

happened to them,” Willowbank

managing director Michael

Willis said yesterday.

He said the exciting discovery

hinted of an unknown

shipwreck, perhaps dating back

to the age of exploration when

Dutch, French, English, Spanish

and Russian ships sailed New

Zealand waters.

“If it had been in the later

stages of exploration, people

would have been more likely

to know about it. The fact that

people don’t know about it would

suggest it is in the early days,”

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He believed it could be from as

long ago as the very early 1800s

or even the 1700s.

Willis and fellow expedition

members Mark Willis and Dale

Hedgcock unearthed the cannon

late last month. They were at a

Chalky Inlet beach when they

spotted a small, deep orange

patch among the stones.

They moved the surrounding

rocks with their bare hands.

“It was sheer luck that they saw

it, it was a patch of rust and they

knew that there was something

underneath,” Willis said.

The discovery followed Willis

exploring a cave he happened

to see the previous month while

walking along the same beach,

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names underneath the drawing

of an old ship.

The cave and the cannon are

only about 100 metres apart,

pointing to the possibility the

cannon is from the ship that is

drawn on its wall. The drawing

of the ship is not detailed

enough, however, to see if it has

cannons or not.

Willis said there are at least

four names. They are hard to

read, but one appears to say

“Jamie Rasmussen.” Rock

underneath had fallen off, and

it appeared that originally there

may have been more names.

There is also a date, which may

be a year. It says 18 then a line

then a zero, which could signify

1810, 1870 or 1890.

Willis said the mariners could

have perished in the area of the

beach. It was also possible they

were seen by local Māori or

sealers. However, these potential

rescuers would not be in the area

very often due to its extreme

remoteness.

Willis and his fellow team

members, which also included

Taranaki farmers Terry

and Heather Nelly who are

Willowbank supporters, were

at Chalky Bay to install and

then retrieve birdsong and

trail camera equipment used to

try and find the South Island

kōkako.

The cannon find has followed a

tradition for the team of making

great discoveries while searching

for something completely

different.

The Nellys sighted a kōkako

about four years ago as the team

searched the area for evidence of

an obscure pig population.

“Fiordland is just full of

mysteries, there is so much going

on there that no-one knows

about,” Willis said.

Willis said team members

were now waiting for the

Ministry of Culture and Heritage

to get back to them about how to

go about retrieving the cannon.

It had been too heavy to lift into

their helicopter when they found

it.

He said Willowbank hoped

to obtain custodianship of the

cannon and display it.

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More motorists nabbed using bus lanes

• By Chris Barclay

Bus drivers on routes

through Riccarton don’t just

have to deal with of one the city’s

busiest roads, they are often

required to make unscheduled

stops behind errant motorists.

Riccarton Rd features prominently

as a target area for enforcement

of bus lane infractions

by the city council.

Stretches of the road occupy

three of the top five locations for

vehicles either driving or caught

parking in a designated special

vehicle lane.

Figures obtained by The Star

indicate the number of motorists

nabbed driving in bus lane has

escalated from 1870 in 2018 to

4731 in 2020.

They are fined $150.

Ticket revenue generated

$280,500 in 2018, jumping to

$690,300 in 2019 (4602 offences)

and $709,650 last year.

The number of cars found

parked in bus lanes has fluctuated

from 2018, with 751 tickets

issued worth $69,860.

There were 1941 tickets issued

in 2019 ($129,260). Numbers

were down in 2020 (1475 –

$104,018), with roads not as busy

due to Covid-19 restrictions

enabling more people to work

from home.

The latest figures for 2021

to the end of March – reveal

1062 motorists being ticketed

($159,300) for driving in bus

lanes, while there were 375 cars

parked in bus lanes, raising

$25,873.

Revenue collected from infringement

notices is diverted to

the parking compliance budget.

Riccarton Rd featuring prominently

is not surprising given

the bus lanes are operational 24

hours a day, seven days a week,

and are monitored by two enforcement

cameras.

A camera has also been

installed to monitor the lanes

on Main North Rd between

Langdons Rd and Sawyers Arms

Rd outside Northlands Shopping

Centre.

Other lanes are monitored by

parking compliance officers.

“Our enforcement activity is

not about revenue gathering; it’s

about ensuring the transport

network is operating as it is

designed to. I would be thrilled

if we weren’t giving out any

fines because that would mean

that nobody is misusing the

bus lanes,’’ said city council

transport operations manager

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for driving in

a bus lane on

Riccarton Rd.

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Steffan Thomas.

The only reason they should

be driving in a bus lane is if they

are making a turn. Even then,

you can only drive in the lane

for less than 50 metres – that’s

the length of an Olympic-sized

swimming pool or half a rugby

field,’’ Thomas said.

Christchurch currently has

17 bus lanes. The latest was

introduced on Cranford St

in St Albans to ease public

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hour congestion to and from the

Northern Corridor.

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• By Ben Leahy

IN AUCKLAND, $2 million can

get you a rundown villa with no

toilet.

In Christchurch, a few million

dollars might just net you an elegant

11-bedroom mansion with

sweeping city views.

The 1928-built Hackthorne

Gardens home in the suburb of

Cashmere has just been listed for

sale and sits on a huge 4034sqm

hilltop site in the lower Port

Hills.

Yet despite being an historically

important, three-storey timber

home with views over Christchurch,

the ocean and Southern

Alps, the city council valued it at

only $2.6m in 2019.

The home’s marketing site

doesn’t have a sale price listed,

but some property websites estimate

its current value at around

$3.6m.

Boasting a “colourful” history,

the mansion has served as home

base for a famous city businessman

and philanthropist, residence

for intellectually disabled

children, and a boutique hotel.

The brief from its original

owner, Archibald Henry Anthony,

to renowned architect

William Trengrove was for a

family home in the style of an

‘Englishman’s stately residence’,”

the home’s advertisement by

agents Harcourts said.

The resulting home, built in

1928, certainly delivers on that

brief, incorporating elements of

the Art Deco style of the day to

create an unforgettable blend of

romance and grandeur.”

That has led the city council to

declare the home as socially and

culturally important.

A council district plan said the

mansion sits among a “precinct”

of posh timber bungalows straddling

the lower Port Hills that

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A few million might net you 11 bedrooms

ELEGANT: Hackthorne Gardens has gone on sale in Cashmere with sweeping views, 11

bedrooms and bathrooms and a rich history. ​

chart “the evolution of domestic

architecture in the city during

the first three decades of the 20th

century.”

And – as the flashy home of

prominent 1920s businessman

Anthony, who worked first as a

car salesman before becoming

a lawyer – its architecture also

helps illustrate “the habits, tastes

and lifestyle of the time.”

Its other important role came

when Anthony sold it in 1964 for

a “modest gratuity.”

The mansion then became

“the Grace and Shirley Hohepa

Home, (named after his late wife

and daughter), a boarding school

for disabled children based on

Steiner principles” emphasising

creative learning.

The property was sold to

private owners in 1987 before

opening in 1994 as a luxury bedand-breakfast,

the council report

said.

Recently, the mansion has been

running as a luxury hotel after

a China-based owner bought it

in 2015 to serve as a private residence

but later decided to open

it up and “share it with others”,

according to the hotel website.

The mansion comes with 11

bedrooms and bathrooms, a

commercial kitchen, bar, grand

entrance hall with “beautifully

crafted staircase” and a wide terrace

that runs the length of the

home, giving city vistas and opening

onto a “sprawling” garden.

Investment in the property

“is underpinned by 4034sqm of

blue-chip real estate that remains

as desirable today as it was when

Archibald Henry Anthony first

commissioned his magnificent

new home”, Harcourts marketing

material states.

“This is a one-of-a-kind

opportunity to secure a slice

of history – and an exciting

commercial or residential

property.”

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VALUE: The flat in St Albans last sold in 1981 for $30,000. ​

$30,000 buy in 1981

could sell for 500k

A TINY St Albans flat could

fetch about 16 times what it was

last sold for.

The tidy two-bedroom property

in Radnor St has just gone

on the market, with a real estate

agent headlining its listing as:

“Last Sold for $30,000 in 1981.”

“Incredibly 40 years on, the

time has arrived for the family to

sell 1/24 Radnor St,” it says.

The 1970s-built 90sqm flat goes

under the hammer at auction on

August 12.

With a 2019 rating value of

$365,000, and property information

site homes.co.nz estimating

its worth around $505,000, the

“front north-facing townhouse”

is expected to be popular with

first-time buyers.

“This is a nice home with great

neighbours, and a real community

feel,” the listing says.

“Yes; you could do some

upgrading but alternatively, live

in it and consider these options

later.”

But the listing has attracted

widespread comment online,

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estate agents rubbing it in”

getting more than 120 comments.

“Taking into account inflation,

that $30,000 in 1981 is equivalent

to $142,000 now,” one poster says.

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—NZ Herald

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

• By Samantha Mythen

NEW APARTMENTS in

Sumner may be one step closer to

being built.

Marriner Developments Ltd

part owner Shane Kennedy, who

is developing the Marriner St

site, has met with the city council

in recent weeks over more information

needed for a resource

consent application.

Eight units, including a top

floor penthouse, and a ground

floor wine bar are planned.

A resource consent was submitted

in December last year,

and further information was

requested by the city council in

February.

The maximum height of buildings

under the Sumner Master

Plan is 13m. The proposed new

apartment is about 16.45m in

height.

The apartments will be built on

what was formerly known as the

Cave Rock apartment complex,

which was badly damaged in the

earthquakes.

A long battle followed between

the owners of the 49 apartments

and an onsite tavern with their

insurer. Then there was more

conflict over how to divide

the $21 million payout among

apartment owners.

That dispute was eventually

settled in the High Court in

2019.

Kennedy would not say how

long his company had owned the

site.

The city council requested

numerous information for the

resource consent application,

including issues related to flood

hazards, zone-specific noise

rules, sensitive activities near

roads and railways, outdoor

lighting, signs, minimum number

of car park and cycle parking

rules, manoeuvring for parking

Thursday July 29 2021 The Star

NEWS 7

Developer and city council

in talks over Sumner plan

ARTIST’S IMPRESSION: The proposed development,

viewed from the intersection of Marriner and Nayland Sts.

and loading areas, access design,

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Kennedy said is currently

working on finalising a response

to the city council. A date to hear

the resource consent has not

been set.

He was hopeful building would

start this year.

The whole area was previously

downgraded and old, it will

be nice to give Sumner what it

deserves with this new build,”

said Kennedy.

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• By Chris Barclay

A DECADE on from the

earthquakes, 103 people

who received physical and

psychological injuries – or

both – still have active claims

with ACC, with financial

commitments still significant

despite numbers gradually

decreasing.

Figures obtained by The Star

reveal there were 20 fewer claims

on the ACC’s books for the 2020-

2021 financial year, compared to

2019-2020.

From the existing claims,

82 were classified as physical

injuries and nine as mental

injuries, while a dozen claims

were a combination of both.

ACC paid out $3,050,959

for those claims, compared to

$2,636, 894 during 2019-2020.

The amount needed for

physical injuries dropped from

$1,926,237 to $1,808 – 805 with

17 claims resolved.

But that reduction was offset

by mental injuries ($350,653 to

$571,008) and physical/mental

injuries ($360,004 to $671,146)

requiring a greater financial

commitment.

Unsurprisingly, the 2011/2012

financial year produced the

highest expenditure on claims

from the February 22, 2011

earthquake: $12,140,380, with

the bulk devoted to physical

injury treatment ($10,618,068).

There were 5996 claims in

2011-2012. Minor physical injury

claims appear to have been

resolved swiftly – 7879 physical

injury claims were made in 2010-

2011, while 12 months later the

number had reduced to 5904.

The greatest number of

physical injury claims became

inactive in 2012-2013, when 4715

dropped off the books.

Meanwhile, the number of

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

ACC earthquake claims continue

ONGOING: The Latimer Square triage centre after the February 22, 2011 earthquake.

Today many people still receive financial assistance to live with physical and mental

injuries caused by the disaster.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

claimants receiving weekly

compensation relating to the

earthquake peaked in 2010/2011

at 327 (306 physical, 13 mental,

eight physical/mental),

although the bill amounted

to $1,337,393.

In the following financial year

the claimants had reduced to 240

– the only category to increase

was mental injury from 13 to 30

– but the expenditure surged to

$2,796,151.

There are currently 20

claimants across all three

categories, absorbing $1,337,658.

The bulk of the money is

required for death benefits –

weekly compensation ($830,487)

followed by support for

independence care ($357,664).

Conveyance for medical

treatment was the smallest cost

for the 2020-2021 financial year:

$1227.

• Quake research page 18

Thursday July 29 2021 The Star

NEWS 9

Exploring

trauma

A NEW exhibition at

Christchurch Art Gallery will

reflect on how we cope with

trauma and the ways it can

transform a community.

All of the featured artists have

documented the aftermath of

traumatic events using photography,

moving image and graphic

design. Several explore the years

following the 2010 and 2011

earthquakes.

Said art gallery director Blair

Jackson: “From a starting point

of examining what the people of

Ōtautahi Christchurch have been

through in the last decade, Things

That Shape Us spreads its focus

to look at the trauma caused by

racism, inequality, climate change

and indigenous politics, from the

colonisation of Aotearoa to the

bombing of Nagasaki.”

Christchurch photographer Tim

J. Veling documents the structures

that were installed to support damaged

buildings, “echoing the care

and empathy people had for each

other,” said Jackson.

Miranda Parkes captures the

anxiety caused by the earthquakes,

Ella Sutherland considers

the future of the art gallery

building itself, and John Miller

has been photographing protests

across New Zealand for 50 years.

The exhibition runs until

November 7.

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Council snubs own venue for expo

• By Chris Barclay

THE CITY council’s decision

to stage a technology and

innovation expo at the new

government-owned Te Pae

convention centre ahead of

its own Venues Otautahi-run

facilities is under scrutiny.

City

councillor

Yani Johanson

hoped the Smart

Christchurch

Innovation

Expo 2021

would not create

a dangerous

Yani

Johanson

precedent

as Venues

Otautahi faces

intense competition from Te Pae

when it opens in late October.

Venues Otautahi chief executive

Caroline Harvie-Teare said

it was not aware of a bidding or

lobbying process for the expo

and admitted Te Pae had the

potential to adversely impact on

the operation.

“Venues Otautahi is acutely

aware of the shift in focus of Te

Pae to the local and national

market as a result of Covid-19

border restrictions,” she said.

“Heightened awareness of

environmental issues associated

with business travel and

increased venue supply in

Christchurch at a time when

event demand is contracting

means the opening of Te Pae has

the potential to result in a loss of

revenue for Venues Otautahi.”

The two-day Expo, run by the

council’s Smart Cities Christchurch

initiative, will showcase the

convention centre when it is held

from October 31 to November 1.

The concern is this will be an

ongoing thing and, in a few years

time, we’re just funding event

after event at the convention

centre while our own facilities

are suffering from a lack of use,”

Johanson said.

He believed the city already

had ample conference space,

given the emergence and longterm

effects of Covid-19.

“You’ve got the (Christ

Church) Cathedral building, a

new function space, you’ve got

the town hall, the library was

bookable function space, the

convention centre . . . I can’t

personally see where the demand

where these conferences is going

to come from, That (view) was

even 10 years ago, before Covid,”

he said.

Like Harvie-Teare, Johanson

said Te Pae, which is run by

United States-based events and

management heavyweight ASM

Global, would now target smaller

events that impact on the town

hall and Christchurch Arena,

key components of Venues

Otautahi’s portfolio and revenue

stream.

“Since Covid, it’s not actually

about the big events, there will

be a few of those, but probably

the greater opportunity is to

poach the events off the council

facilities,” he said.

“It’s going to be a huge challenge

and the worst outcome is

ratepayers and taxpayers pay

to compete against each other’s

venues – the council-owned

facilities against the governmentowned

convention centre.”

Mayor Lianne Dalziel would

not comment, directing The Star

to Smart Cities manager Michael

Healy.

“We’re open to hearing any

feedback and thoughts on where

future expos might be held,” he

said.

“In this instance, being one

of the first public-facing events

at this exciting new venue was a

great fit for the expo, which is all

about showcasing Christchurch

to residents, industry and the

rest of the country as New Zealand’s

innovation hub.

“We considered a range of

venues, as we did in 2019 when

the expo was held in the newly

reopened Christchurch Town

Hall.”

Healy would not reveal the

venue fee for the expo but said it

would not be a cost to ratepayers

as the event was covered by

sponsorship and exhibitor fees.

There are no other councilproduced

events scheduled at Te

Pae.

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12

NEWS

Call for support

• From page 1

Booth is among bereaved

family members calling for

a reduction to the years-long

delays. They want more coroners,

access to free legal representation

and medical experts during the

inquest process, as well as more

support.

His friend and fellow parent

Corinda Taylor is still waiting

after more than eight years since

she lost her son Ross to suspected

suicide.

Said Booth: “It’s like

waiting on a birthday

but you don’t know

what the date is. You

don’t know how long

you have to wait, you

don’t know whether it’s

next week, next month

or next year.”

Booth fears that

the there is so much

backlog in inquiries,

that the coroner will make their

finding on Liam’s death following

a hearing “on the papers.” These

are not public hearings, and

family members, witnesses and

other parties do not attend.

Booth wanted the hearing,

which happens towards the end

of the inquiry, to be an inquest.

Inquests are generally held in

court and the coroner can hear

from witnesses in person.

He said this would give him the

opportunity to question health

authorities and personnel about

what he believed was a failure in

their duty of care.

“I want to look them in the eye,

so they can see the end result of

not doing their job correctly,”

Booth said.

Coroner Bruce Hesketh told

The Star every death reported to

the coroner was different, and

coroners must consider evidence

from a range of sources.

“While a coroner will also

typically seek medical

information, they

may put their inquiry

on hold pending the

outcome of another

agency’s investigation,”

Hesketh said.

This was the case

for Liam’s death,

where the Health and

Geoff Disability Commission

Booth is conducting an

investigation.

“Once the investigation is

complete (in these sorts of cases),

a decision can be made about

whether an inquest will be held,”

Hesketh said.

Chief coroner Judge Deborah

Marshall said a programme of

work was underway to address

average time frames for the

completion of coroners’

inquiries.

Booth welcomed the work

underway and initiatives

being planned.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Successful campaign to

clean up VC family’s plot

MEMORIALS to Charles

Upham, New Zealand’s

most decorated soldier, and

Sergeant Henry Nicholas,

Canterbury’s first Victoria Cross

recipient, have been restored

in Christchurch – thanks to

an English-born Korean War

veteran and a war-graverestoring

charity.

The Star has followed Ken

Wright’s plea in recent weeks to

repair Sergeant Henry Nicholas’

earthquake-damaged family

plot in Bromley cemetery, before

Upham’s resting place was also

spruced up in Papanui.

Masons conscripted by the

New Zealand Remembrance

Army righted the toppled Nicholas

headstone; volunteers repainted

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service of Nicholas and his two

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The Lincoln-born 27-year-old

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on a German stronghold in

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He was killed in France on

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Frederick Charles and Ernest

Nicholas, who also served in the

conflict before returning home.

Upham, who was born in

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only three people to be awarded

the VC twice – for actions in

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later. He died in 1994 and is

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action have a memorial grave

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Army volunteers also spruced

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The lettering on the plaque

was faded so we gave it a refresh,”

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Wright on pages 16-17


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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Thursday July 29 2021 The Star

NEWS 15

STOLEN: Building materials and an outboard motor were taken during an overnight theft from a building site in West Melton.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

Building cost increase sees rise in theft

• By Susan Sandys

THE THREAT of building

materials being stolen from

building sites is increasing as

costs rise, says Master Builders.

Construction costs have

skyrocketed: Reports in recent

days have revealed the price of

steel and timber is up 15 per

cent, brickwork is up 20 per cent

in two months, cedar cladding is

up 50 per cent in three months,

while steel is up 60 per cent in

eight months.

Last week about $8500 of

materials were stolen from two

neighbouring homes under

construction at West Melton.

This followed a burglary,

reported to police on July 16, of a

residential address in Somerfield

where building work was taking

place.

Canterbury branch Master

Builders New Zealand president

John Hamilton said the threat

of theft was increasing with the

market for building materials

affected by rising costs and

supply issues.

“It’s always been around, but

now the materials are becoming

very expensive. Before it was

white ware and tools, but now

everything is on the table,”

Hamilton said.

He urged builders to make

things difficult for opportunist

thieves. They could invest in

a portable security camera

system, tie up or bolt down

packs of timber on site, or pick

up building materials in smaller

portions from merchants and

use them as they went.

For the West Melton theft,

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on Tuesday at the Wilfield

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motor from a boat, and building

materials.

Builder Jessie de Wys said

about $5000 of materials

including 30 sheets of plywood,

six sheets of six-metre roofing

iron, about 30 metres of 6x2

timber framing, and fixing

componentry was stolen from

the site where his company JD

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think you can put that in the

paper,” de Wys said.

The neighbouring home had

an outboard motor stolen from

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materials for the pre-clad stage of

the home stolen, costing

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16

our people – ken wright

From The Blitz to Bromley – armed

Able Seaman

Ken Wright put

interservice rivalries

aside when he found

the damaged family

plot of Canterbury’s

first Victoria Cross

recipient, Sergeant

Henry Nicholas, on

a wander through

Bromley cemetery.

The Korea War veteran

then launched a

successful campaign to

repair the earthquakedamaged

resting place.

Chris Barclay revisits

Wright’s wartime

experiences and his

peaceful transition

to Christchurch via

Dunedin

SERVICE: Ken Wright today and at 15, three weeks into

Royal Navy training, which saw him spend 2 1/2 years on

the HMS Ceylon (below). As a child in London he was sent

north during The Blitz (top right). Later, he was part of the

barrack guard that lined Fleet Street for Princess Margaret’s

wedding.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

You’re from London, innit?

So there must be a football team

you follow?

Queens Park Rangers. I was

born round Kingsbury but I lived

in Willesden, northwest London.

I had a trial for their nursery

team. It was a lovely day and I

played a blinder. I got the call

to go to another one and it was

piddling with rain. I played like a

clown and needless to say I didn’t

get another call.

But you took to another

profession like the proverbial

duck to water at age 15 when you

managed to join the Royal Navy

in 1950?

Dad didn’t like the idea, I had

to fill in some of the papers and

sign for him. They accepted me.

I put 17 down, but they crossed it

out. They knew I was lying. I had

13 months at HMS St Vincent, a

training establishment for boys

and juniors in Portsmouth. I

always wanted to join the navy.

Backtracking, you were born

in 1935. Do you still have vivid

memories of World War 2?

There’s things you never forget,

especially the bombing. The V2s

(flying bombs) and all that stuff.

Having to go down to a shelter in

the courtyard of our estate that

was covered in piss. They didn’t

care, some of the people. They’d

use it as a toilet and bugger off.

Sometimes mum would stick us

in a cupboard under the stairs.

We had a little bed there. I was

four when it started, you grew up

very quick. We were bombed out

(with incendiaries) three times,

twice in 1941 and also 1943.

Were you evacuated to safer

ground during The Blitz?

After the second (family

home was destroyed) dad said:

‘You’re going up north’. I went to

Birmingham when I was seven

with my brother (Stan was 10)

for about two months. Although

the people were nice who put

us up, we thought we belonged

at home. We went to school one

morning and went straight to

the A5 and down to London. A

truck driver dropped us all the

way home. I won’t tell you what

mum (Dorothy) said, the old

man (Frank) was dead cross. He

was a fireman; mum worked in a

munitions factory.

Despite the death and

destruction, to some extent

did you feel bulletproof at that

age? You used to pursue the

Doddlebugs when they were

whistling by and dropping from

June 1944.

We were the second site for

the V1 and 2s (unguided jetpropelled

missiles) to come in,

north-west London. The East

End had a hell of a battering. You

heard them first, they made a hell

of a noise, then they’d go silent.

We got on our bikes and we’d

chase after them. Then we just

stood back and watched or they’d

go off before we got there. To see

someone’s house blown up wasn’t

very nice really.

You were obviously too young

to enlist in World War 2, but

by 16 you were experiencing

another conflict, thousands of

nautical miles from home.

I’d never even heard of the

Korean War and it had been

going eight months. We were

only kids, you didn’t even read

a newspaper. One day we were

told we were going to Liverpool

by train and we’re going to

catch a troopship out towards

the Mediterreanan. We got out

to the Med and they put us in

the picture, we weren’t here

for a holiday. We were to join

(the crew) of two cruisers. I

started on the Belfast, we did

bombardments, mainly at night,

off the west coast. We actually

hit a train. The captain was well

pleased. We were hit once, a

shell from a shore battery went

through and killed one of the

cooks.

There were confronting sights

too, weren’t there, involving

downed enemy pilots or sailors?

Some bodies swelled up, they

were bloated. The Royal Marines

used to go up to the fo’c’sle end,

the sharp end, and shoot holes in

them so they’d go down. It was

just the same as giving them a

burial at sea.

Speaking of imagery, there’s

some tattoos on your arms,

when did you embark on that

seafaring rite of passage?

The first one ever in Singapore

– 1951. That’s when they were

using a needle, not electric or

nothing, just a plain needle in a

holder. They’d dip it in ink. This

was in a village in Singapore, a

right out of the way place. What

does it signify? ‘Mum and Dad’,

because we were all mum and

dad boys.

How long was your tour of

duty in Korea?

We were there for 15 months,

three on the Belfast, the rest on

the Ceylon.

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our people 17

service and war grave restoration

TOGETHER: Ken and Bronwyn have been married for 31 years; Ken next to the repaired

grave and headstone of Canterbury’s first VC recipient, Sergeant Henry Nicholas, which he

was instrumental in getting restored.

Photos: GeoFF Sloan

You also steamed into other

troubled waters north of the

38th parallel during your decade

on the high seas.

We did the Suez Crisis (second

Arab-Israeli war). That only

took six days (October 29

November 7, 1956). Then we had

the Cyprus Emergency, we used

to do the patrol round the island

trying to catch (Greek Cypriot)

gunrunners.

Before those confrontations

the Ceylon was engaged in escort

duty, which brought you to New

Zealand just before Christmas

1953.

After Korea we went down

to Hong Kong. We were told to

clean up the ship because we were

going to escort Queen Elizabeth

II (the first reigning monarch to

visit New Zealand). We got to

Auckland on December 23. When

he got to Dunedin we anchored

outside Port Chalmers because

the harbour was too small. We

got shore leave and took the train

to Dunedin, that made my day.

It was beautiful, I just fell in love

with the place. It was a great

difference for people like me who

lived in a bombed-out bloody

London to a place so peaceful like

that. I always said I’d come back

to Dunedin.

The Queen boarded the Ceylon

during that tour to show her

appreciation. Tell us about your

dealings with her sister, Princess

Margaret.

I was drafted into the barrack

guard at St Vincent, it was all

ceremonial stuff. We lined Fleet St

for Princess Margaret’s wedding

(to Anthony Armstrong-Jones

in May 1960). It was part of the

parade route. If anyone came

forward we pushed them back. A

few years later I was working in

a timber yard; Princess Margaret

and Armstrong-Jones were

building a pagoda on the little

lake at their place in Reigate. We

had tea and buns with them. Tony

was a nice bloke, very sociable.

He’d be be working alongside us,

banging nails in.

What other employment

occupied your time as a

landlubber?

I learnt to drive an electric milk

float, then I was a conductor and

driver on the London buses. I had

the 52 out of Victoria up to Mill

Hill and the 6 to Brixton. I did

that for two years then I got a bit

fed up arguing with people who

didn’t want to pay the fare. Then

I took on window cleaning and

decorating.

British sex comedy movie

Julie Walters

Confessions of a Window Cleaner

was released in 1974. Anything

you’d be willing to divulge?

I was cleaning the windows

in Chelsea/Fulham one day, just

casual, and there’s (actress) Julie

Walters in the nuddy, standing

there like a goddess. She was quite

a star in them days. I cleaned that

window twice over.

You fulfilled the pledge to

come back to Dunedin, because

an Otago lass on her OE in

1988 started pulling pints

at your local in Surrey, The

Blackamoor’s Head.

I met Bronwyn in Chessington.

She was only there by chance. She

was staying with a friend and one

day decided she’d walk one way to

Chessington instead of the other

way to Tolworth. She went into

the pub and got a job.

There’s a 30-year age gap, that

must have been a talking point

in the boozer?

We got a bit of ridicule in the

beginning in England, not sure so

much here. It was more: ‘Good on

you’. We’ve been married 31 years.

We had Hayley and Samantha

when I was 56 and 58. Being an

older father didn’t hold me back

much, I was fit and healthy back

then. Window cleaning and the

decorating kept you in pretty

good nick. The age difference

means a bit more now, I’m getting

lazy, which is a shame really.

After flitting between the

UK and Dunedin since 1990,

you settled in Mosgiel in 2001.

During a visit to Christchurch

soon after you found Henry

Nicholas’ family plot in Bromley

cemetery. The headstone was

upright then, but not when you

moved to Christchurch last

November to be closer to your

daughters.

It was a bloody mess and for

a chap that’s got the VC, he

deserves a lot better than that.

Being an ex-serviceman I revere

the Victoria Cross. Fortunately

the (New Zealand) Remembrance

Army stepped up to repair it.

We’ve donated to (the army)

and we encourage other

people to do the same for things

like this.

Does the UK do a better job

commemorating their war dead?

They have war graves (The

Commonwealth War Graves

Commission), they cover all of

that. They go into Europe and

cover France, Belgium . . . it’s

quite a big outfit. On one of our

trips over there we went to the

cemetery (Kensall Green All

Souls’) to see my parents’ and

there’s a site (immaculate) there

with New Zealanders.

You’ve got a fresh

commemoration inked on your

right forearm two months ago to

illustrate your time at sea, don’t

you?

It’s a bottle of Pusser’s British

Navy Rum, you had a tot every

day at lunchtime. Sailor’s grave?

I hope to be buried at sea. Ashes,

over the top. I’m happy to be off

the coast of New Zealand.

A little bit will be saved and

taken back to England. They’ll tip

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18

NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Understanding how earthquakes work

Scientists have

reconstructed 2016’s 7.8

Kaikōura Earthquake in

unprecedented detail

to reveal fascinating

new insights about one

of the most complex

shakes observed

anywhere in the world.

Jamie Morton reports

KICKING OFF near Culverden

just after midnight on November

14, the two minute-long quake

shook the country with the

equivalent energy release of 400

atomic bombs and triggered a

seismic ripple that set off more

than 20 faults.

Nowhere was this domino

effect more dramatic than along

Marlborough’s Kekerengu Fault,

which, in some places, appeared

at the surface as raised-up folds

of earth stretching across farmland.

Several years, tens of thousands

of aftershocks and nearly

$2b of insurance claims later, scientists

have been left with many

lingering questions to answer.

Among them: Precisely how

the quake started, why it was

that so many faults were involved

and why the quake ended at

Cape Campbell, 216km away

from its epicentre in the heart of

north Canterbury.

A yet more intriguing question

was its potential link to our largest

geological hazard – the huge

tectonic plate boundary that is

the Hikurangi Subduction Zone

– and its interface deep beneath

the northern South Island.

“All of these questions have

received attention prior to our

work, but they have not yet been

conclusively solved,” said Dr

Calum Chamberlain, a seismologist

at Victoria University in

Wellington and lead author of

the study, just published in the

journal JGR: Solid Earth.

It was the sheer complexity

of faulting, he explained, that

made the earthquake so difficult

to understand, nearly five years

later.

“Although we have an excellent

understanding of what the faults

look like at the surface, thanks

to an incredible effort by New

Zealand geologists, this mapping

doesn’t directly tell us what is

happening at depth – which is

where most of the slip happens

in earthquakes.”

After building a decade-long

dataset of precise earthquake

locations and magnitudes, the

study team drew on a technique

allowing them to link known

quakes with others that were so

small they hadn’t been included

in GeoNet’s catalogue.

They then computed accurate

locations of each of the 33,328

quakes in their database between

2009 and 2020, and modelled the

faulting style of 1,750 of these

events.

“This provided the most detailed

and complete view of faulting

at depth beneath the faults

that ruptured in the Kaikōura

earthquake to date.”

As had earlier been suspected,

they were able to confirm the

event began as a simple slip

of the Humps Fault, before

propagating northward across

the South Island, as well as out

onto offshore thrust faults, which

were likely the main source of an

associated tsumani.

The Papatea Fault, unmapped

before the quake and running

along a similar path to the lower

Clarence River in Marlborough,

produced a 19km-long surface

rupture and shunted a large area

of mountainous country up by

SHUNTED: The Papatea

Fault, unmapped before

the quake, produced a

19km-long surface rupture.

PHOTO: MARK MITCHELL

8m in a matter of seconds.

“We suggest that fault-linkages

between the offshore thrust

faults and the Papatea Fault help

to explain the unusually high

slip on the Papatea Fault, by

providing it with more area to

accommodate this slip,” Chamberlain

said.

The study team, including scientists

from GNS Science, Victoria

University, the Massachusetts

Institute of Technology (MIT) in

the US and the Swiss Seismological

Service, also added a further

fault to the tally of more than 20

already identified.

That was a previously unknown

one that linked the

Papatea Fault to the Clarence

Fault, which was another major

component of the wider Marlborough

Fault System.

“All of these structures play an

important role in explaining the

strongly variable deformation

and slip around this fault junction,”

Chamberlain said.

“Our earthquake catalogue

also shows that the Kaikōura

aftershock sequence reactivated

the faults that ruptured in the

2013 Cook Strait and Lake

Grassmere earthquakes.

“This suggests that the rupture

could have continued past those

faults, but they likely slowed

it down as they had recently

slipped a few years earlier.”

But when they analysed related

activity along the underlying

Hikurangi subduction interface,

they found almost no

aftershocks.

“By learning how

faults in the Kaikōura

earthquake linked

together, we will

develop a better

understanding of

the range of possible

earthquakes here.”

—Dr Calum Chamberlain

UPHEAVAL: A stretch of earth raised up

when the Leader Fault ruptured became

know as the “Wall of Waiau” (left), while

State Highway 1 was left out of action

for months after the Kaikōura earthquale.

PHOTOS: KATE PEDLEY/NELSON

MARLBOROUGH HELICOPTER RESCUE/NZ

HERALD

“We have shown that the

Hikurangi subduction zone

here hasn’t generated significant

aftershocks, despite slipping after

the earthquake,” he said.

“This suggests that the interface

here may be less likely to

be a direct source of earthquake

shaking.

“However, this is now the subject

of ongoing research to look

at more data and try and identify

whether there are any other

earthquakes on the interface.”

Interestingly, they also confirmed

that there’d been few

aftershocks on the Papatea and

Kekerengu Faults, despite their

dramatic parts in the event.

“We infer that these faults

released close to all of the stress

accumulated on them, resulting

in very little or no slip happening

on them after the earthquake.”

Ultimately, Chamberlain said

the study highlighted the scrambled

nature of faulting in the top

half of the South Island.

“Kaikōura remains a very

complicated earthquake, but

by resolving fault structures at

depth through mapping of aftershocks,

we can understand how

these complicated earthquakes

work,” he said.

“New Zealand has a lot of

faults, and the potential for linking

of these faults in rupturechains

during single earthquakes

is currently poorly understood.

“By learning how faults in the

Kaikōura earthquake linked

together, we will develop a better

understanding of the range of

DESTROYED: This building

at Banks Peninsula’s Little

Pigeon Bay was knocked off

its foundations.

PHOTO: NZ HERALD

possible earthquakes here.”

Meanwhile, another team of

researchers who took a sharper

look at the earthquake’s accompanying

tsunami say that event

left plenty of its own questions to

explore.

While the quake might be best

remembered for the destruction

it wrought to highways – not to

mention the thousands of landslides

and kilometres of coastal

uplift it caused – the tsunami

that it triggered was also a major

feature of the late-night event.

Over 25 minutes after the

quake, the tide level at the

Kaikōura tide gauge dropped

about 2.5m, before the water

level rose by about 4m and a

series of waves began rushing in

over several hours.

It was later found to have

reached a height of about 7m at

Goose Bay, about 17km south of

Kaikōura, and at nearby Oaro,

left marine debris scattered

across the river floodplain.

Further south in Banks

Peninsula, the only building at

Little Pigeon Bay, an unoccupied

holiday home, was knocked off

its foundations by a tsunami estimated

at 5m high.

In a studypublished in the New

Zealand Journal of Geology and

Geophysics, Niwa hydrodynamic

scientist Dr Emily Lane and her

colleagues analysed five years

of research carried out in the

tsunami’s wake.

While much had been learned,

they found many open questions

remained.

They included what the best

rapid modelling approach was in

a tsunami – on the night, simpler

models were found to perform

as well or better than more complete

ones – and how the lessons

of that local event might be used

to better understand the characteristics

of ancient ones.

“Learning as much as we can

from modern events is crucial

to progressing these areas of

tsunami research; such efforts

might even lead to questioning

previous scientific deductions.”

They said a key challenge

ahead was finding more effective

ways of increasing local community

capability to respond to

local tsunamis.

During the Kaikōura tsunami

itself, they found there was

confusion in some areas, due to

“a combination of the complex

and evolving nature of the event

and inconsistent messages from

different levels of the responding

agencies and the media.”

“This led to multiple evacuation

phases as people were unsure

if, when or where to evacuate.”

Particularly, they suggested

more could be learned through

mutually-driven relationships

and co-designed research

with iwi, hapū, whanau and

communities.

“This is especially pertinent to

remote, exposed, and vulnerable

communities.”

—NZ Herald


Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Thursday July 29 2021 The Star

NEWS 19

Shopping for stranded seafarers

DELIVERY

DRIVERS: Sailors

stuck on ships

are giving the

Lyttelton Seafarers’

Centre about

$10,000 each

month to shop for

them.

PHOTO: NZ

HERALD

• By Samantha Mythen

THE NEW Uber Eats.

That’s how Lyttelton Seafarers’

Centre chaplain Reverend John

McLister describes the centre,

which is delivering up to $10,000

of groceries and personal items

to sailors stuck on ships in the

port each

month.

All fully

vaccinated

and wearing

personal

protective

equipment,

McLister

and his

John McLister

helpers

provide the

ships with

Wi-Fi and SIM cards, assisting

the seafarers to contact friends

and family back home.

Last month, they visited 45

stores to meet the shopping

requests.

Common personal items they

buy include toothpaste, vitamins

and supplements, and souvenirs.

The most popular items

are Whitakers and Cadbury

chocolate bars.

Another regular request is for

PlayStations and video games.

The most oddball request was

for a portable swimming pool,

because the seafarers were bored,

said McLister.

The seafarers’ centre does

not buy alcohol or cigarettes.

However, it does stop off for

takeaway orders such as pizza.

They just want a treat,” said

McLister.

Before Covid-19, seafarers

would come ashore for rest and

recuperation.

However, border controls now

restrict entry for most sailors.

Those who are exempt from

the border restriction are those

who have been on a boat that

has taken 14 days to get to New

Zealand. Once here, they are

given a Covid-19 test and if that

comes back all clear, they can

disembark.

Due to border closures around

the world, McLister said many

seafarers have been stuck on

ships for up to 12 months.

“Most seafarers are unable

to come off their boats and all

the things they used to do, they

are no longer able too,” said

McLister.

That is where the seafarers’

centre comes in.

In June, there were 61 foreign

ships that docked at port, and

the seafarers’ centre visited those

ships 84 different times.

From June 2020 to April this

year, more than $100,000 was

received for shopping requests,

and the 638 ships in port during

that period were visited 888

times by the seafarers’ centre.

McLister also offers pastoral

care for the seafarers, chatting

about problems and concerns.

In May 2020, the Government

determined seafarers’ welfare

supporters, such as chaplains,

were essential workers.

Lyttelton was the first port

where a seafarers’ centre was able

to visit ships.

“Lyttelton became a model for

other New Zealand ports,” said

McLister.

The Government realised we

needed funding, which was a

big win.”

McLister is proud of the

work the Lyttelton Seafarers’

Centre does.

These people keep New

Zealand alive. Giving [the

seafarers] a warm welcome can

help to alleviate some of the

immense mental pressure they

face.”

The efforts are greatly

appreciated by those on the

ships.

M.V Erisort captain C.M.

Ranaweera wrote to the New

Zealand seafarers’ centres

to express his and his crews’

gratitude for them “going that

extra mile.”

“Lyttelton is a port town,

founded on people who live

and work at sea. Most Lyttelton

people know someone in the

past or present who has done

so. Helping is part of Lyttelton’s

DNA,” said McLister.

“This is a natural response of

being in a port town.

“It would be a shame if it

was forgotten.”

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The Star Thursday July 29 2021

20

OPINION

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

The new multi-use arena: It’s not just for rugby

LAST WEEK the council

decided to proceed with the

preliminary design of our

city’s purpose-built, multi-use

arena.

There has been a lot of

commentary on the decision.

There is a point that seems to

have been missed by some of the

commentators. We are building

a purpose-designed, multi-use

arena – not a rugby stadium.

This means it will be covered,

which will enable it to be used

for a range of events, including

concerts, with a capacity for just

over 36,000 people.

This will be the best place to

go for an amazing experience,

regardless of the weather.

Remember the rugby final

in the fog at Lancaster Park?

And Auckland seeing Adele

bedraggled

in the rain?

Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

Ours will offer a premium

arena experience all year around.

The world is changing.

Attendances at rugby matches

were falling prior to COVID-19.

Do we build the seating capacity

to 30,000 by increasing the

budget by $88 million, so we can

fill those seats once a year?

That is if our bid for an All

Blacks match is successful in

any year. Our national team is

a professional corporate entity

that is debating selling shares to

overseas investors.

And do we really want to delay

progress while we find

the budget?

I find it gut wrenching each

evening on the TV news to see

the picture of Constable Matthew

Hunt who was shot in cold

blood. The incidents are ramping

up week by week. Being in the

South Island doesn’t make us

immune.

–Dini Ariaans

Government’s $55m

media fund

Thank you very much for

publishing that excellent and

important article by Graham

Adams.

At present, there seems to be

something of a groundswell of

reaction against the Government’s

shameful, arrogant, and

deluded abuse of power.

At some point, Jacinda Adern

will need to wake up to the fact

that, even though she is (unfortunately)

temporarily the Prime

Minister, she is not an emperor.

It is clear that the money given

to the media has strings attached

– whether directly or by implication

– and this is corruption of a

very dangerous kind.

I hope Graham Adams’ prediction

about Winston Peters making

hay comes to fruition.

–Steve Schapel

Adams’ column was excellent.

How refreshing to have an analytical

and differing viewpoint

to what has increasingly become

dull, predictable psychophantic

burble.

–Rob Davies

Congratulations to The Star for

remaining true to the people of

Christchurch, by printing readers’

letters, and for writing articles

on sensitive issues deemed

inappropriate by other papers.

Graham Adams opinions on

media manipulation and hate

speech were extremely well written.

Mr Adams opinion on the

vast funds the media received

from the Government can’t be

ignored, nor the $50 million

package received a year ago ‘for

Covid support’. Result, unbiased

reporting? Never.

–J.L. McKenzie

The recent opinion piece by

Graham Adams exposes yet

again the continuing duplicity

Things have changed. And

Covid-19 has reminded us of the

fragility of our planet and the

risks we face.

Our decision, based on

the advice we received,

including from what is an

incredibly experienced

contractor team, was that

we needed to focus on the

experience, not what is a

marginal difference in the

number of seats which might be

used one night a year.

That’s why this multi-use arena

will be the ‘go to’ experience for

the future.

And that is why we should get

on with it.

with our so-called transparent

Labour Government.

This is what happens in China,

they infiltrate and control the

media messages and content to

support the party line. Failure to

do so and they are excluded or

closed down (Hong Kong is finding

that out now).

–Ian McInnes

I read with interest the article

in The Star re the the questions

addressed to the PM and her

deputy about the money being

supposedly given to the media.

Have any media outlets dipped

into the fund yet? It is blatantly

obvious TV1 and RNZ either

have or are about to, because it is

difficult to [hear] any criticism

of the Government’s actions or

non-actions on either.

We have, after many years of

watching or listening to them,

made a change to TV3 as we get

a much more balanced version

of what is actually happening in

the political world and not what

the Government wants us to see

or hear. Others should do the

same and we are sure you will be

pleasantly surprised.

–R Lucas

Covid-19 jab

I was notified by txt a couple of

weeks ago that I was booked in

for my Covid-19 vaccination on

the evening of July 20 at the vaccination

centre in Orchard Rd.

I went half an hour early in case

there were problems with delays

etc caused by all the people coming

and going, arriving about

7pm.

I was met at the door by a

smiling, happy, young man in a

yellow vest and politely asked to

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Poto Williams: Arming the police and who she represents

Poto

Williams.

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ISN’T THE arming of police an

operational matter and not the

political matter Minister of Police

Poto Williams surmises it is?

I am of the belief that the

police should be given the tools

they need to do the job and not

be dictated to by policies or by

the public. After all, it is only

the police that fully understand

what is happening out there

and what tools they need for the

job. Supporting them on their

decisions would seem to be the

role of their minister.

–Lindsay James

As the Police Minister, I

thought Poto Williams was to

represent the police, not Maori

and Pacific Island people as they

have their own ministers. My

mistake.

As Poto is concerned about

those she represents – Maori and

Pacific Islanders – and they do

not want armed police, I think

she should take it a step further

and have no police in areas

with large populations of her

people. That way the people she

represents will be kept safe from

police shootings.

For the greater part of New

Zealand, I think the police need

extra training with the ability to

carry a handgun, as there is no

time to go back to the car when

a situation suddenly goes sour.

Having a handgun wouldn’t have

protected Constable Hunt as the

attack was totally unexpected, but

it would have enabled his partner

to respond more quickly.

–D Downward

Poto Williams needs to

remember her job as a politician

is to represent the people of New

Zealand, not just a small segment

of the community – unless that

is her job. This should be done

without bias; if she’s unable to

do that, then perhaps she’s the

wrong person for the job.

New Zealand in not the Wild

West, but police officers still need

to protect themselves and the

public from a steady increase in

violent crime – some of which is

fuelled by alcohol and/or drugs,

and is not likely to decrease any

time soon.

The police need tools to do

their job safely and return home

after their shift. I strongly believe

the police should be carrying a

sidearm on patrol.

–Victor Brown

Fully arm the police.

If you go to a mechanic, surgeon,

an electrician you expect them to

have the tools to do the job

The police take their oath of

allegiance to the Crown and

its laws seriously.

Do the villians?

–Len Harris

I am frankly appalled at the

comments by Poto Williams.

I believe if that is Poto Williams’

opinion then she should resign as

Minister of Police.

Each day we are reminded

of ethnic diversity and racism

in New Zealand. The mere fact

that Ms Williams makes her

decision on the Maori and Pacific

communities she represents do

not want it (the arming of police)

is outright despicable.

Does Ms Williams, as an

MP, not represent all her

constituents and New Zealand

as a whole?

–David Gale

sign in then go on in and join a

small queue.

Within a couple of minutes,

I was giving my particulars to

a friendly lady then forwarded

to a line of chairs. After playing

musical chairs for 10 minutes

I was sitting outside one of the

many ‘jab’ cubicles for a couple

of minutes then called in for

my vaccination. Another very

friendly lady asked a few questions

about any meds that I was

on then did the deed, which was

painless.

I asked about a certificate

proving that I had been vaccinated

as it may be required

for future travel plans and was

given all the details in writing.

I was then escorted down to

the final part of the procedure

where my details were noted

and a Covid-19 vaccine record

was filled out and given to me by

another very friendly and helpful

person.

All this was completed within

less than half an hour as I was

sitting in the post-jab waiting

area before the time of my scheduled

appointment.

Such a smooth, efficient and

friendly procedure. Many thanks

to all the staff involved at Orchard

Rd centre.

–Brian Sowman

I wonder if the CDHB have

though of giving staff a paid

break to get their flu shot and

Covid vaccine.

Having spent time in hospital,

I know from experience how

hard the staff work and there

seems to be little real care from

those highly paid officials that

rule their lives in their welfare.

–Trevor Sennitt

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Tobogganing on real snow captivated the youngsters at last year’s festival.

Winter-themed festival offers family fun in the city

WHILE WE may be experiencing

a very chilly winter this year, that’s

all the more reason to get the

family together and head into the

city for this year’s Winter Festival

‘Chill in the City’.

Run by the Central City

Business Association with support

from the city council and many

of the city’s businesses, it follows

last year’s very successful event,

which attracted thousands to

the central city with a range of

exciting winter-themed events and

activities.

This year there will be even

more to enjoy, from ice skating,

hug a husky and Hagglund rides,

to Disney’s frozen bouncy castle,

tobogganing on real snow, and

Hillary’s Hutt VR Experience, all

taking place in and around the

City Mall area. Real-life winter

fairies will be there for the kids,

along with activities for everyone

to enjoy.

These include ice skating

starting tomorrow and running

right through the weekend, with

all other winter activities running

on Saturday and Sunday from

10am to 5pm daily.

There is a small donation cost

Hagglund rides should again prove a popular attraction at this year’s event.

for some of the activities and all

money raised is being donated to

the Christchurch City Mission.

Last year’s festival raised just

over $12,000 and the business

association hopes with the

community coming in to support

the festival, it can do more this year.

While most of ‘Chill in the

City’ activities are aimed at

family enjoyment, Saturday night

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Bulldogs rise above ‘horrendous year’

Frank Endacott has

dealt with an extensive

injury toll this year, but

the loss of a non-playing

member of the Northern

Bulldogs has hurt this

Canterbury Rugby league

premiership campaign

the most. Chris Barclay

reports

THE DEATH of club stalwart

Glenn Scott in April, following

a battle with bowel cancer,

continues to cast a shadow over

this season, though the 50 yearold

is also a motivating factor

as the Kaiapoi-based side strive

to improve on last year’s grandfinal

defeat to Linwood.

Snaring the final play-off

spot by beating Papanui in the

final round of the

regular season,

the Bulldogs, like

Hornby, Linwood

and Halswell,

rested up last

weekend before

the race to the

Frank

Endacott

August 15 tussle

for the Pat Smith

Trophy.

Halswell host Hornby on Saturday,

with the loser dropping

out. The winner then plays either

Hornby or Linwood, who meet

at Leslie Park.

The death of our No 1 man

at the Bulldogs, Scotty . . . we’ve

really had a horrendous year.

It’s a real achievement for these

guys to finish in the top four,”

said Endacott, the Bulldogs head

coach.

The Bulldogs fashioned a

seven-win, seven-loss regular

season record, with Endacott believing

two of those defeats could

have been avoided in normal

‘NO 1 MAN’: The loss of club stalwart Glenn Scott (centre)

has been a motivating factor for the Bulldogs. Right –

Marist Albion claimed their first Christchurch Metro Cup

title since 2003.

circumstances.

“That week of the funeral and

the week after we lost two games

we believe we should have, and

could have, won (against Riccarton

and Hornby),” he said.

“It took a while to get them

(the players) back because they

thought so much of him as a

person. To be honest, we’d love

to do it for him this year. That’s

always at the back of our minds.”

Injuries have also been a constant,

with Endacott estimating

he was down six to seven firstchoice

players most weeks.

“We’ve been riddled with

injuries from day one, there’s too

many to really mention. They’re

experienced players, too, good

players that weren’t short-term

injuries,” he said.

On a positive note, Endacott

was pleased to enter sudden

death on the back of two wins,

while a depleted Halswell were

thrashed 64-12 by top seeds

Hornby in their latest outing.

The Bulldogs beat Halswell

28-18 in May while the Hornets

turned the tables with a 30-16

victory earlier this month.

“It’s a 50/50 game, right up the

middle. Halswell are definitely

a better side than that (loss to

Hornby),” Endacott said.

While league approaches the

business end, it was job finally

done for Marist Albion when

they edged Burnside 20-13 after

extra time to claim their first

Metro Cup premier title since

2003 at Rugby Park on Sunday.

Marist Albion made amends

for their narrow loss to Lincoln

University in last year’s final by

chipping away at a 13-5 half-time

deficit having played into the

wind.

James Hawkey levelled the

scores with a 74th-minute penalty

and then Dom Gardiner,

who missed the preliminary final

win over Lincoln University due

to New Zealand under-20s duty,

powered over under the posts

in the final minute of the first

10-minute period of extra time.

Burnside, who were on a fivematch

winning streak, pressed

late, but Marist Albion managed

to clear from a defensive scrum

feed hard on their line, with Jack

Esenbach’s gleeful kick dead

sparking wild scenes for the

squad that qualified sixth for the

play-offs.

Replacement hooker Rowan

O’Gorman, the only active

player remaining from the 2003

triumph, poked his head up just

in time to see the ball spiralling

to safety.

O’Gorman reckoned the road

to glory actually started when

they stared down a 21-0 deficit

after 35 minutes against HSOB

in week one of the finals series.

“James Hawkey scored and

one of the boys on the bench

said: ‘We’re starting our run for

the final’. Trent (Lawn) made

the call and he’s come right,”

said O’Gorman, who scored

the match-winning try against

HSOB to keep the season alive.

“It’s been a long-time coming.

The boys put in a 100-minute

shift. Credit to Burnside as well

for where they’ve come from

over the last 12 months.”

PHOTO: BRIDGITT ROBINSON

Meanwhile, Coastal Spirit

made a belated – and successful

– start to the Southern League,

upsetting Mainland Football

premiership champions Cashmere

Technical 1-0. Michael

Hogan scored the only goal from

the penalty spot in the 73rdminute

following a hand ball.

They now play their postponed

week one clash with Nelson

Suburbs on Saturday.

Coastal Spirit’s women’s team

capped an outstanding weekend

for the club when they claimed

their premiership for a fifth successive

season.

Cashmere Technical will seek

to bounce back in the Chatham

Cup quarter-finals away at Hamilton

Wanderers.

There has been no change at

the top of Canterbury Hockey’s

men’s premier grade. Harewood’s

6-1 win over Southern

United maintained their onepoint

lead over Marist.

The Harewood women have a

handier four-point buffer in their

competition over Carlton Redcliffs,

thanks to a 10-0 drubbing

of Southern United.

Lincoln University and University

of Canterbury are the

only unbeaten teams in section

A of Christchurch premier

netball after wins over Kia Toa

and Technical A respectively on

Tuesday night.

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Southern League football

P W D L GD Pts

Otago University 2 2 0 0 3 6

Cashmere Technical 2 1 1 0 3 3

South City Royals 2 1 1 0 2 3

Coastal Spirit 1 1 0 0 1 3

Selwyn Utd 2 1 1 0 -1 3

Nelson Suburbs 1 0 0 1 0 1

Christchurch Utd 2 0 1 1 -1 1

Green Island 2 0 2 0 -7 0

Christchurch Hockey men’s premier league

P W D L GD Pts

Harewood 12 8 3 1 23 27

Marist 12 8 2 2 10 26

HSOB/Burnside 12 4 6 2 13 18

Carlton Redcliffs 12 4 6 2 2 18

Avon 12 4 5 3 15 17

Southern United 12 2 5 5 -7 11

Hornby Vipers 12 2 4 6 -8 10

University 12 0 1 11 -48 1

Christchurch Hockey women’s premier league

P W D L GD Pts

Harewood 10 8 2 0 34 26

Carlton Redcliffs 10 7 1 3 25 22

Marist 10 5 3 2 11 18

Avon 10 5 1 4 0 16

Hornby 10 3 2 5 -11 11

HSOB/Burnside 10 2 2 6 4 8

Southern United 11 0 1 10 -63 1

GEOFF SOPER PHOTOGRAPHY

Weekend match-ups

•Canterbury Rugby League

Premiership play-offs

(2.45pm Saturday)

Hornby Panthers v Linwood

Keas, Leslie Park: winner advances

to August 15 grand final; Halswell

Hornets v Northern Bulldogs, Halswell

Domain: loser eliminated, winner

to play either Hornby Panthers

or Linwood Keas on August 7 for a

place in grand final.

Southern League football

Coastal Spirit v Nelson Suburbs,

Linfield Park, Sunday 12pm (catchup

game after weather-related

postponement).

Chatham Cup quarter-final

Hamilton Wanderers v Cashmere

Technical, Porritt Stadium, Saturday

2pm.

•Canterbury Hockey men’s

premiership (all Saturday)

Avon v Marist, Marist Park @ St

Bede’s College, 1.15pm; Carlton

Redcliffs v Hornby, Waimakariri

Turf, 1.15pm; Southern United

v University of Canterbury, Nga

Puna Wai, 2.45pm; HSOB/Burnside

v Harewood, Nga Puna Wai 1,

4.15pm.

•Canterbury Hockey

women’s premiership (all

Saturday)

Avon v Marist, Marist Park @ St

Bede’s College, 11.45am; Carlton

Redcliffs v Hornby, Waimakariri

Turf, 11.45am; HSOB/Burnside

v Harewood, Nga Puna Wai 1,

2.45pm. Southern United bye


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The manufacturer of MG

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30 The Star Thursday July 29 2021

The Star Classifieds

Re Roofing

Roof Repairs

Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

EMAIL

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local professional, Int /

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or text Corban 027 846

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PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTING

PLASTERING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family run

business, work guaranteed.

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

PAINTING

DECORATING

All types of int/ext

painting undertaken. 30 +

yrs exp. Ph Michael 022

496 3322

PAINTING

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2 men crew. 30 yrs exp. Ph

027 388 6125

PLASTERING (INT)

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registered electrician Builder / Joiner with

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for all residential and renovations, maintenance Experience and

commercial work, new & odd jobs. Decks, fences Excellence. Small to

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replacements. Phone Chris handyman for everyday in all aspects of Interior

027 516 0669

house repairs. Ph Robert Plastering. Please call Tim

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021 044 2272

022 5380959

Available, 30 years

HOME CLEANING

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experience, immediate

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ph Brian 027 433 9548 Regular Weekly or Cove, Cornice. New

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at 03 365 8422 for free Matt 0274 361 112

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quotation

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installation and repairs, LANDSCAPING

Phone Finn for all your

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all your maintenance

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pensioners.

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quote.

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various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

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bedding, boxes etc, honest

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considered, ph Chch 027

517 7001

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027 516 6609

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or 021 043 2034

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Trades & Services

STuMP GRINDING

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0275 588 895

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1 and class 2 tools). Can

travel to your work site.

Phone Jamie 022 313 9567

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Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

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The Branch Manager

0274314720

TREE SERVICES.

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pruning & shaping. Roses,

fruit trees etc. Ph Hugh

021 2755445

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trimming & removal.

Phone for free quotes 022

540 4900

WATERBLASTING

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Decks, Moss kills, Gutter

cleans. Ph 020 410 67205

WINDOW CLEANING

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inside or out from $45.

Both from $80 Phone

Trevor 344-2170

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Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

Tuition

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avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

Wanted To Rent

MALE WANTING

ONE, TWO or THREE

BEDROOM Apartment

or flat.With garage.

$270-$350 Call Dan 021

02217486

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WANTED

SLEEPOUTS

Sleepouts Galore

Buyers and sellers of

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11 Brixton Street, Hornby

Phone: 349 9633

STEVE PURCELL

ANTIQUES

BUYING

NOW

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watches, coins,

medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

stevepurcellantiques.com

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quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

A+ ALL whiteware

wanted. Same day

service, cash paid for

freezes, fridges, washing

machines, ovens. Also

buying furniture & h/

hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

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A1 Albums, old photo’s,

postcards, coins, gold,

bank notes, badges,

medals, jewellery,

watches, china, crystal,

books, furs, vintage

clothing, paintings,

furniture, estates &

downsizing. Etcetera

Antiques, 194 Edgeware

Rd 385 5117

ACADEMY ANTIQUES

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old china, crystal, art,

Royal Doulton , Royal

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free appraisal. Call Rob

349-4229

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

A records and Hi-Fi

gear wanted. Pennylane

Sydenham. 7 days. Ph

366-3278

BOOKS.

Old wanted.

Anything considered incl

hunting,

mountineering,

fishing,childrens.

Ph 354 1621

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

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uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

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STAMPS Buyer of NZ

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stamps good condition.

Top Cash Prices paid. Sell

before stamps are, one

day, abolished for ever.

Can visit if required. Tony

0274 321 297

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Please text or phone 027 2589 824

QUALIFIED MECHANIC

Motivated and reliable Full Time

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Must be Trade Cert qualified and WOF

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Please email CV to simon@

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CLASS 5 DRIVER We are

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position may suit a semi

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Malcolm on 0274356253.

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Ltd.

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Monday to Friday

4.30pm / 5.30pm

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Outings

with Companion Driving Service Ltd

TRANZ ALPINE EXPERIENCE:

A few seats left on our coach to Hokitika - Greymouth

then overnight at The Punakaiki Resort Hotel

(dinner & breakfast included).

We depart Christchurch Thurs 5th August

by coach & return Fri 6th August on

The Tranz Alpine Express (fare included.)

Your own Tour guide included on our Coach

& also the train - your own room (no sharing)

free pick up & drop off included. Walkers & walking

sticks welcome. Our price $494.00

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Day 1: Travel in our coach to Kaikoura -

stay overnight (dinner & breakfast included).

Day 2: Travel to Picton and after lunch we board the

Perlorus mail boat and cruise the Marlborough Sounds

delivering the mail. Boat has tea/coffee facilities -

comfortable seating for seniors and also a toilet

on board. Walking Frames accepted on boat.

Dinner & accommodation at

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Day 3: Return to Christchurch on The Coastal

Pacific train (included) - we meet you in Christchurch

and return you home. Our price $996.00

Phone Peter on 0800 453 873

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“Those who fail to learn

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destined to repeat them.”

Jesus’ disciples sought world situation at

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‘History repeats itself ’. Noah’s and lot’s

apathetic times combined.

Reader. Pay yourself a compliment.

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with VIOLENCE. Punishment. Rainstorms,

millions died. Understand rainbow’s colour

prophecy. Chinese character for boat is chuan.

Contains ba (8) and kou (mouth) saved.

Ark’s fragments seen on Mt Ararat, Armenia.

Genesis 19. Gross sexual licence. Immoral

passions inflamed. God’s punishment fitted

crimes. Incineration by firestorms. Three saved.

Sodom’s remnants found. Lesson. Avoid those

lifestyles and prepare for Christ’s return.

www.keytothebible.org

SCHOOLS. SPORTS CLUBS OR CULTURAL EVENTS

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Disposal by Christchurch

City Council of material

salvaged from heritage

buildings demolished after the

Christchurch earthquakes

This Notice is to advise previous owners of the Christchurch

heritage buildings listed below, that the Council will be disposing

of material salvaged from these buildings after 31 August 2021.

Following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, Council staff negotiated

with building owners, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Authority and demolition contractors to recover materials from a

number of significant heritage buildings about to be demolished.

Ownership of the building material was transferred to the Council

and it has been stored in a Council facility since that time. This

storage space will soon be unavailable.

The material includes stone, timber joinery and other building

components.

The buildings from which material was salvaged include (but is not

limited to) the following:

124-126 Cashel, Guthrey Centre/Bells Arcade; 50 Cathedral Square,

Warner’s Hotel; 134-140 Gloucester, Star/Lyttelton Times; 209 High,

Kennett’s Jewellers; 280-282 High, Fisher’s; 32 Cathedral Square,

The Press; 118 Hereford; 148-154 Gloucester, Old Theatre Royal;

181 Barbadoes, Community of the Sacred Name; 107 Cambridge,

former Public Library; 154-158 Cashel, former DIC/Cashfields; 144

Gloucester, former Coachman Hotel r; 56 Cathedral Sq, former

Lyttelton Times; 109 Cashel, former Weekly Press; 281 High,

Triangle Chambers; 127-139 Manchester, Smith’s Bookshop Block;

211 Oxford, former Fire Station/Plunket; 42 Phillips, Church of the

Good Shepherd; 122 Avonside/Lychgate Pl, Holy Trinity Church;

190-192 Hereford, Kenton Chambers; 173 Cashel, Highlight House;

100 Bealey; 236 Cashel, former St Paul’s Presbyterian Church; 151

Cashmere, Cracroft House; 90 Hereford, Gough House; 24 Norwich

Quay; 30 Norwich Quay, Royal Hotel; 31-33 Kilmore/350 Montreal,

former Cranmer Courts/Normal School; 78 Worcester/158 Oxford,

former Clarendon Hotel façade; 2 Sumner Road, former Lyttelton

Borough Council Library & Fire Station; 31 Cathedral Square, former

Chief Post Office; McCormack’s Bay Causeway (tram rail parts); 120

Manchester, Excelsior Hotel; 392 Moorhouse, Christchurch Railway

Station.

During demolition, materials were recovered for re-use on the

original site, or for use in the repair and conservation of other

heritage buildings. Some salvaged material has been successfully

reused. The Council is now seeking to dispose of the remaining

items, and before this is inviting previous owners who may wish to

reclaim some of the material to come forward.

Any materials that are not reclaimed by former owners by

31 August 2021 will be disposed of at the discretion of the Council.

Please contact the Council Heritage Team at

heritage@ccc.govt.nz or phone Gareth Wright on

03 941 8026 if you would like to discuss the reuse of this

material further.


32 The Star Thursday July 29 2021

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christchurch

GIG GUIDE

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12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Christchurch’s

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Saturday 8pm - RFrequency; Rezination;

Sugar James.

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A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

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blues with CWB (Cathcart, Walsh & Blaikie),

free. Friday 5.30pm - Clube do Choro,

Christchurch's Brazilian Jam, all welcome,

free; 9pm - Classic rock covers with

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BILL'S BAR, 1 Halswell Rd: Thursday

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BRIDIE'S BAR & BISTRO, 401

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Sunday 4pm - Quiz.

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Soulful songstress Steph McEwin is back

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reported by The Star in June.

City council transport

operations manager Steffan

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School pupils

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campaign

• By Fiona Ellis

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intersection plagued by red

light-runners.

Big stickers

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light poles along

Cranford St, near

English Park and

Westminster St.

Steffan

Thomas

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in August.

Time to Say Goodbye

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•Turn to page 5

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