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THURSDAY, JULY <strong>29</strong>, <strong>2021</strong><br />

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“I’M REALLY proud of our<br />

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Most days you’ll find<br />

Page 3<br />

Woolston resident Andrew<br />

Meads down at Hansen Park<br />

socialising with other dog lovers<br />

in the Opawa community.<br />

But lately the ritual has been<br />

marred by increased rubbish<br />

dumping in places where bins<br />

used to be – seven of which<br />

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It was why Meads launched<br />

Page 8<br />

Call to bring back the bins<br />

GIVE IT BACK: Woolston resident Andrew Meads pleads to get the Hansen Park bins back.<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​<br />

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• Turn to page 7<br />

Concerns<br />

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hazards<br />

• By Samantha Mythen<br />

THE SUMNER Community<br />

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coastal suburbs facing similar<br />

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will be unable to work together<br />

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In light of the city<br />

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Charlie<br />

Spreydon-Cashmere<br />

for the 2022<br />

Hudson<br />

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The association is concerned<br />

about the move, as the new ward<br />

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of coastal issues,” said Sumner<br />

Hub co-ordinator Charlie Hudson.<br />

It has written to Linwood-<br />

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concerns.<br />

“We have asked them to assist<br />

the coastal wards to have a platform<br />

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Thursday <strong>July</strong> <strong>29</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 3<br />

Friendship spanning 75 years<br />

MUCH HAS changed since<br />

Betty Small and Marjorie<br />

Ainsworth first met on a softball<br />

field in 1946.<br />

There has been weddings,<br />

births and countless other<br />

milestones along the way.<br />

However, what has not<br />

changed is the close bond<br />

between Betty, 90, and Marjorie,<br />

91. This year the Christchurch<br />

residents are celebrating 75 years<br />

of being best friends since they<br />

met as teenagers.<br />

Their milestone coincides with<br />

the 10th International Day of<br />

Friendship on Friday – a United<br />

Nations initiative promoting<br />

friendship between people,<br />

countries, cultures, and<br />

individuals.<br />

It is a way of inspiring peace<br />

efforts and building bridges<br />

between communities.<br />

Betty, of Lyttelton, visits<br />

Marjorie at her Addington<br />

residential care home whenever<br />

she can.<br />

Regardless of how long it has<br />

been since they’ve seen each<br />

other, Betty said the conversation<br />

flows as though it never stopped.<br />

They love reminiscing about<br />

their early days – and there have<br />

certainly been some memorable<br />

moments.<br />

There were softball games with<br />

celebrations or commiserations<br />

held at the pub afterward, they<br />

talk about their jobs at Well Cut,<br />

and all the fun they used to have<br />

in town on a Friday night.<br />

Over time they have both<br />

become parents, with Betty now<br />

a proud great-grandmother. Now<br />

they are both widows.<br />

Throughout everything, Betty<br />

and Marjorie have always been<br />

there for each other. It was<br />

the key to their long-lasting<br />

friendship. Betty said it is<br />

important to make time for<br />

each other, otherwise life will<br />

inevitably get in the way.<br />

“It wasn’t easy once we were<br />

married and had children and<br />

we didn’t have phones at home<br />

the way they do now. We didn’t<br />

drive at the time either, but<br />

occasionally I would get the train<br />

into town from Lyttelton with<br />

MILESTONE:<br />

Betty Smith<br />

(left) and<br />

Marjorie<br />

Ainsworth<br />

celebrate<br />

75 years of<br />

friendship, just<br />

in time for the<br />

International<br />

Day of<br />

Friendship<br />

this week. ​<br />

the pram and the nappies and<br />

travel in the guard’s van to see<br />

Marge.<br />

“It would have been nice to see<br />

each other more regularly, but<br />

when we did, it was like we’d<br />

never been apart.”<br />

For Marjorie, what it means to<br />

be a good friend comes down to<br />

one thing.<br />

“Someone who is always there<br />

for you,” she said.<br />

In Brief<br />

HAVE YOUR SAY<br />

A proposal to lower the speed<br />

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is now open for feedback. The city<br />

council plans to reduce the speed<br />

limit from 70km/h to 60km/h<br />

on Humphreys Drive, between<br />

Dyers Rd and Ferry Rd, and from<br />

50km/h to 30km/h on Tidal <strong>View</strong>.<br />

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due to finish construction next<br />

year, in order to make the road<br />

safer for cyclists and motorists.<br />

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The old stone bus shelter on<br />

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It is under a shelter that is not<br />

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Thursday <strong>July</strong> <strong>29</strong> <strong>2021</strong> 5<br />

Native planting transforms ponds<br />

THE PADDOCKS between<br />

Cuthberts Rd and the oxidation<br />

ponds in Bromley are gradually<br />

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“In a few years’ time this strip<br />

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“The mass<br />

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About 40,000 plants have been<br />

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“We’re currently preparing the<br />

paddocks for further planting<br />

by spreading a 300mm deep<br />

layer of compost from the<br />

nearby council-owned organics<br />

BIODIVERSITY: Thousands of native plants are transforming the paddocks near the Bromley<br />

oxidation ponds.<br />

PHOTO: NEWSLINE ​<br />

processing plant over the<br />

ground,” Twose said.<br />

“The compost will improve<br />

the soil conditions for the plants,<br />

giving them the best opportunity<br />

to thrive.”<br />

About 6500 tonnes of compost<br />

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Removing this large amount of<br />

compost from the plant should<br />

help to reduce the potential for<br />

odour issues at the plant while<br />

the city council undertakes a<br />

$21.5 million upgrade of<br />

the facility.<br />

Platform<br />

plan to help<br />

coastal suburbs<br />

•From page 1<br />

It is hoped the community<br />

board will request a collaborative<br />

platform where coastal wards can<br />

“come together to share ideas,<br />

concerns and resources.”<br />

The residents’ association<br />

would like this platform to be<br />

set up prior to the city council’s<br />

working group recommendations<br />

on coastal hazards and advice<br />

being released later this year.<br />

It would mean representatives<br />

could better interpret the issues<br />

and relay them clearly to their<br />

communities, said Hudson.<br />

Hudson said it is important<br />

and necessary coastal communities<br />

have a united voice.<br />

“Hopefully, this will balance<br />

our move into the Cashmere-<br />

Spreydon Ward, which will not<br />

be as affected,” she said.<br />

Davids said she had yet to<br />

discuss the idea with the community<br />

board but thought it was<br />

fantastic.<br />

“Obviously different communities<br />

in coastal areas are dealing<br />

with the same issues and having<br />

a platform for them to come together<br />

and discuss would be very<br />

meaningful,” she said.<br />

The idea will be discussed<br />

at the next community board<br />

meeting in August.<br />

Discovering Te Aratai College<br />

During August, the Principal of Linwood College,<br />

Mr Richard Edmundson, is holding a series of<br />

meetings in the community for whānau who are<br />

wanting to learn more about Te Aratai College<br />

(ex-Linwood College) as a choice of secondary<br />

school for their child in 2022 and beyond.<br />

Members of the community who are interested<br />

in the school’s redevelopment are welcome to<br />

attend these meetings.<br />

2 August 7pm – 9pm Ōpāwa School<br />

9 August 7pm – 9pm Redcliffs School<br />

11 August 7pm – 9pm Lyttelton School<br />

Enquiries to Richard Edmundson<br />

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SOUTHERN VIEW<br />

Willowbank’s animals a constantly<br />

Nick Ackroyd has been<br />

looking after keas and<br />

other native species<br />

at Willowbank for the<br />

past 12 years. He talks<br />

to reporter Fiona Ellis<br />

Loki, Blofeld, Moriarty<br />

– these are just some of the<br />

names of Willowbank Wildlife<br />

Reserve’s 15 keas.<br />

While the birds may not have<br />

the villainous personalities of<br />

their namesakes, their mischievousness<br />

makes them popular<br />

animals with native species<br />

keeper Nick Ackroyd.<br />

“Probably my favourite, that I<br />

look after every day, is the group<br />

of kea that we have here at Willowbank,”<br />

the St Albans resident<br />

said.<br />

“They . . . are a bit crazy, so<br />

that’s great fun.”<br />

In spite of working in the role<br />

for 12 years, the birds had never<br />

managed to snatch any items<br />

from him, but had been known<br />

to pilfer pompoms, cash and<br />

even credit cards from unwary<br />

visitors.<br />

Kea were as intelligent as great<br />

apes and could solve puzzles that<br />

stumped chimpanzees, he said.<br />

His aim was not to domesticate<br />

animals, but rather to keep<br />

them as wild as possible.<br />

“I think people assume there’s<br />

a lot of cuddling of animals and<br />

patting of things and playing<br />

with stuff. When you’re a zookeeper,<br />

you’re kind of doing the<br />

opposite thing.<br />

“I don’t want them to be playing<br />

with me, I want them to be<br />

going and socialising with the<br />

FEATHERED FRIENDS:<br />

Willowbank Wildlife<br />

Reserve native species<br />

keeper Nick Ackroyd is<br />

careful not to have any<br />

potentially pinchable items<br />

on him as he drops in on<br />

his favourite charges, the<br />

keas.<br />

Photo: Geoff Sloan<br />

other animals.”<br />

Not interacting with other<br />

animals could also make them<br />

direct their aggression towards<br />

humans, he said.<br />

This was the case with a<br />

paradise shelduck who had been<br />

hand raised.<br />

“He doesn’t like us and tries to<br />

chase us away whenever we go<br />

into his enclosure.”<br />

Other animals were also in<br />

his charge, from birds such<br />

as takahe, kaka, and whio, to<br />

tuatara and more threatening<br />

species.<br />

“We also have a ferret and a<br />

pig and a possum so that people<br />

can see those animals that are<br />

present in New Zealand as well,<br />

and they’re the ones that are<br />

causing issues for our native<br />

animals.”<br />

Conservation efforts were an<br />

important part of Willowbank’s<br />

role, and it was rewarding for<br />

him to play his part in working<br />

towards the Department of Conservation’s<br />

Predator Free 2050<br />

plan, he said.<br />

Although he was concerned<br />

about the future of New Zealand’s<br />

wildlife, there were also<br />

bright points to focus on.<br />

Takahe were doing well and<br />

their numbers increasing, he<br />

said.<br />

Willowbank received two new<br />

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moving feast<br />

•<br />

“Those birds are really<br />

important, they’re genetically<br />

quite unique and we’re hoping<br />

to breed some young from them<br />

this year.”<br />

Signs they would hit it off<br />

come breeding season were<br />

promising, as the pair were<br />

“hanging out” rather than fighting,<br />

he said.<br />

The programme aimed to<br />

breed and release takahe, as<br />

Willowbank had done with<br />

other birds, such as the kaka in<br />

Abel Tasman National Park.<br />

It was always exciting to work<br />

with DOC to do releases, Ackroyd<br />

said.<br />

People’s interest in Willowbank<br />

and learning about native<br />

wildlife was also encouraging,<br />

from strangers to his own children.<br />

“I’ve got two kids who have<br />

both come through here heaps<br />

of times and they love it too.”<br />

However, his favourite aspect<br />

of the job was working with likeminded<br />

people.<br />

“We all love working with animals<br />

and want to really make a<br />

difference in that conservation/<br />

native animal area.”<br />

This made up for the less appealing<br />

aspects of the job, such<br />

as working through wicked early<br />

morning frosts, chopping up<br />

chicken to feed the ferret.<br />

People would be surprised at<br />

how much of his role involved<br />

preparing food for the animals<br />

and cleaning their dishes, he<br />

said.<br />

“There are lots more cleaning<br />

and tidying jobs than you might<br />

expect.”<br />

As a child, he would not have<br />

expected to find himself in this<br />

job, in spite of his interest in<br />

animals, he said.<br />

“My zoo keeping career<br />

started a little bit sideways. I<br />

trained to be a teacher and I<br />

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looking for<br />

something<br />

to get his<br />

beak into.<br />

did a zooology degree, but I<br />

didn’t really want to work as a<br />

teacher.”<br />

Instead, he took on a job tour<br />

guiding at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea<br />

Life Aquarium, which proved<br />

to be a foot in the door of an<br />

animal keeping career.<br />

He was pleased to work mostly<br />

with birds now.<br />

“Mammals are a bit smelly<br />

and difficult, whereas birds are<br />

lovely.<br />

“It’s like a constantly moving<br />

feast, Willowbank. There’s<br />

always something new here.”<br />

Petition started for more bins<br />

From page 1<br />

The more than 40-signature petition<br />

follows growing complaints<br />

from residents across the city<br />

watching bins at their local parks<br />

disappear to accommodate the<br />

new “smart bins.”<br />

“I just felt so strongly about it,”<br />

said Meads.<br />

“We’re all very concerned about<br />

[council] taking the rubbish bins<br />

away, it’s just ridiculous. My concern<br />

is that people are still putting<br />

piles of doggy poo bags where the<br />

original bins were.<br />

The city-wide project involves<br />

the removal of more than 800 bins<br />

at neighbourhood parks, but only<br />

81 of them are being replaced with<br />

BigBelly bins.<br />

It is meant to be a solution to<br />

overflowing rubbish bins as they<br />

can hold up to six times more<br />

rubbish than a standard bin, and<br />

reduces scattered litter as they<br />

have lids.<br />

The changes, discussed during<br />

Long Term Plan talks, is also<br />

anticipated to save the city council<br />

about $300,000 a year, reducing<br />

the number of times contractors<br />

emptied them.<br />

City council head of Parks<br />

Andrew Rutledge said since installing<br />

the smart bins at Hansen<br />

Park, contractors have emptied<br />

them once every nine days, compared<br />

to once every 2.3 days with<br />

the old bins.<br />

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your local park in favour<br />

of bigger ones impacted<br />

your neighbourhood?<br />

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The two new bins are 600-litres<br />

each increasing overall provision<br />

for litter capacity at the park by 62<br />

per cent.<br />

However, he said the city council<br />

has received four complaints of<br />

rubbish dumping in spots where<br />

bins once stood.<br />

Contractors have also revisited<br />

the park on six different occasions<br />

to pick up the dumped trash,<br />

“including dog poo.”<br />

Rutledge said residents’ views<br />

were welcome as they had valuable<br />

information to make bin placement<br />

more effective.<br />

Said Rutledge: “This has been<br />

the case for other areas in the city<br />

where the community have assisted<br />

us in the placement of additional<br />

smart bins where required.’’<br />

The move is expected to encourage<br />

more people to take their<br />

rubbish home instead.<br />

Meads was not convinced this<br />

would happen. He was not against<br />

the new bins, he just opposed the<br />

$830,000 installation cost and that<br />

not enough of them have been<br />

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Winter salads sit well<br />

with cooked meat<br />

There’s nothing<br />

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of sharing it with<br />

vegetables try<br />

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Grilled beef<br />

porterhouse steak<br />

with mustard,<br />

mayonnaise and<br />

broccoli salad<br />

Serves 4<br />

Ingredients<br />

800gm porterhouse or<br />

rib eye steaks, 4 x 200gm<br />

pieces<br />

1 to drizzle vegetable oil<br />

1 to taste salt and freshly<br />

ground black pepper<br />

3 tsp dijon mustard<br />

4 tbsp mayonnaise<br />

Broccoli, almond and<br />

tomato salad<br />

2 broccoli heads<br />

2 tomatoes<br />

1 clove garlic<br />

2 tbsp tarragon<br />

2 tbsp chives<br />

3 tbsp extra virgin olive<br />

oil<br />

3 tbsp lemon juice<br />

50gm slivered almonds<br />

1 to taste salt and freshly<br />

ground black pepper<br />

Directions<br />

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Flame grill or use a frying pan to cook your steak. Short, hard cooking<br />

should produce tender meat.<br />

Heat a grill, ridged grillpan<br />

or frying pan. Use a<br />

sharp knife to make several<br />

cuts through the fat and<br />

slightly into the meat as<br />

this will stop it curling as it<br />

cooks.<br />

Lightly oil the steaks<br />

before putting them onto<br />

the heat. For juicy and<br />

medium rare steaks, cook<br />

them for about seven minutes<br />

per side, turning once<br />

and seasoning with salt<br />

and pepper once you have<br />

done so.<br />

Remove from the heat,<br />

wrap loosely in foil and<br />

leave them to rest for five<br />

minutes.<br />

Mix the mustard and<br />

mayonnaise, then spread<br />

across the upper side of the<br />

meat.<br />

Salad: Cook the broccoli<br />

in boiling salted water for<br />

about four minutes, then<br />

drain and set aside in a<br />

warm bowl.<br />

Chop and seed the<br />

tomatoes, then add to the<br />

broccoli. Chop the garlic<br />

and tarragon finely, then<br />

chop the chives into 2cm<br />

lengths.<br />

Mix the herbs with<br />

the oil, lemon juice and<br />

almonds, then gently toss<br />

through the broccoli and<br />

season with salt and pepper.<br />

Serve warm.<br />

Roasted tomato,<br />

butter bean and<br />

watercress salad<br />

Serves 4<br />

Ingredients<br />

2 tsp salt<br />

8 tomatoes<br />

2 cloves garlic<br />

1 tbsp Olive oil<br />

1 tsp brown sugar<br />

2 sprigs fresh rosemary<br />

1 freshly ground black<br />

pepper, to season<br />

1½ cups butter beans<br />

4 handfuls watercress,<br />

100gm almonds, roasted<br />

and salted<br />

2 tsp lemons, juice<br />

1 tbsp fresh herbs, such<br />

as parsley, oregano, marjoram,<br />

finely chopped<br />

1 cup creme fraiche<br />

Directions<br />

Preheat the oven to 220<br />

deg C. Arrange the tomatoes<br />

in a dish.<br />

Drizzle over the oil,<br />

sprinkle the salt, pepper<br />

and brown sugar.<br />

Finely slice the garlic<br />

and add with the rosemary.<br />

Bake for 20min then let<br />

cool.<br />

Combine the butter<br />

beans with the watercress.<br />

Arrange on a platter or<br />

individual dishes then<br />

add the tomatoes and the<br />

almonds.<br />

Mix together the creme<br />

fraiche, lemon juice and<br />

herbs. Spoon over the<br />

salad before serving.<br />

Roast chicken legs<br />

with stuffed green<br />

olives and lemons<br />

Serves 4<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 tbsp olive oil<br />

4 chicken legs<br />

½ tsp cinnamon<br />

½ tsp Turmeric<br />

1 tbsp liquid honey<br />

1½ cups chicken stock<br />

2 lemons, thinly sliced<br />

3 bay leaves<br />

1 cup stuffed green<br />

olives<br />

Directions<br />

Heat oven to 190 deg C.<br />

Separate the chicken legs<br />

into drumsticks and<br />

thighs.<br />

Rub the pieces all over<br />

with olive oil, then with<br />

cinnamon and turmeric<br />

and season well with salt<br />

and pepper.<br />

Place the chicken in an<br />

oven pan and drizzle with<br />

liquid honey.<br />

Arrange the lemon slices<br />

over the chicken pieces.<br />

Surround the chicken<br />

pieces with the chicken<br />

stock, bay leaves and olives.<br />

Cover with foil and bake<br />

for 40min. Remove covering<br />

and bake for a further<br />

40min until the chicken is<br />

golden brown and cooked<br />

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Test by putting a sharp<br />

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of the thigh to the bone – if<br />

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the chicken is cooked.<br />

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As a church school, our musical legacy<br />

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a new chapter<br />

Te Aratai<br />

College<br />

Linwood High School 1954 – Te Aratai College 2022


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Te Aratai College<br />

From Linwood High School<br />

1954 to Te Aratai College 2022,<br />

our school continues its proud<br />

history.<br />

Next year we return to Aldwins Rd and<br />

our completely rebuilt and stunning new<br />

school. We thank our architects, Architectus;<br />

our construction company, Southbase;<br />

our project managers RDT Pacific and<br />

the Ministry of Education. Architectus and<br />

Southbase are the designers and builders<br />

of a number of prominent Christchurch<br />

buildings including the Central Bus<br />

Exchange and Tūranga, the central library.<br />

We are fortunate to have such a team.<br />

Te Aratai College is inspiring from the<br />

650 seat theatre-standard auditorium<br />

to the sunny student centre and the<br />

student-friendly courtyards. Our design is<br />

for community-whanaungatanga, kōreroconversation<br />

and personalised student<br />

success. It reflects the new name gifted<br />

to us by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Te Aratai College,<br />

Pathway to the Sea.<br />

In 2016 there was extensive community<br />

consultation about what the community<br />

wanted for their new school. The key<br />

summary point from this community voice<br />

was:<br />

The school should nurture individual<br />

excellence by providing varied opportunities<br />

to meet individual needs. It should foster a<br />

‘love to learn’ culture that returns high levels<br />

of achievement and success at a cost that is<br />

accessible for all.<br />

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based on responsiveness to the needs<br />

of the students at that moment. Our<br />

classrooms are the standard, time-honoured<br />

size but with the flexibility to open up.<br />

This is because there are occasions when<br />

learning can be more open but equally there<br />

are times for some students when this is a<br />

learning disaster. Te Aratai College also has<br />

smaller rooms for students who learn best<br />

in reduced, very quiet environments, and<br />

bigger spaces for larger student gatherings.<br />

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and students to respond to the many factors<br />

that personalise success.<br />

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necessarily improve education. The<br />

relationship with the teacher - he tāngata, he<br />

tāngata, he tāngata - and the personalisation<br />

of learning are the key for this. However,<br />

there is also no doubt that new, purposebuilt<br />

buildings and spaces that arise from<br />

these community values of relationships and<br />

personalisation contribute hugely to student<br />

success. This is Te Aratai College.<br />

Southbase Construction is a leading construction management<br />

company, recognised for building state-of-the-art educational<br />

facilities where our tamariki can learn and grow.<br />

We are proud partners delivering Te Aratai College.<br />

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Linwood College<br />

through the years<br />

Science Lab<br />

1965<br />

Samoan<br />

Culture Club<br />

1989<br />

Production<br />

1991<br />

New uniform<br />

1954<br />

Bookbinders in the library<br />

1963<br />

School Fire 1975<br />

Emily Hough,<br />

Year 10<br />

“I’m excited to see how<br />

the new kura is going<br />

to look. The plans<br />

look great and we<br />

are looking forward to<br />

returning to Aldwins Rd<br />

and Te Aratai College.”<br />

Alexsandra Laufiso,<br />

Year 11<br />

“Moving to Te Aratai and seeing the<br />

new school is going to be amazing.<br />

Te Aratai means a lot to me<br />

because there are going to be new<br />

students attending and the new<br />

design is exciting. And no more<br />

sitting on the floor for assembly!”


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Te Aratai College - A New School for our Community<br />

When Linwood College reopens its doors in<br />

term two, 2022 it will be known as Te Aratai<br />

College.<br />

Te Aratai College is the name gifted to us by Ngāi<br />

Tūāhuriri and means Pathway to the Sea. This name<br />

builds on Linwood College’s history of being the local<br />

secondary school for communities from Linwood-<br />

Woolston, the eastern hill suburbs, and out to the coast.<br />

The 780 students and 120 staff are excited about this<br />

wonderful opportunity.<br />

The school’s initial fitout budget however will not stretch to<br />

all the equipment and services identified as needed.<br />

To help make our new school a centre of excellence<br />

we now call upon our community, past pupils and local<br />

businesses to support this amazing new educational<br />

opportunity by donating to the Linwood College<br />

Foundation. Please join with us in making the vision of a<br />

well-resourced school for our community a reality.<br />

Together let us create a school which will provide every<br />

educational opportunity for all students. Let us help each<br />

one to succeed to their potential.<br />

It is only through education and by<br />

supporting where there is need, that we<br />

can transform our communities and create<br />

exciting futures for all our students.<br />

Items requiring funding:<br />

• Technology and creative courses -<br />

specialised equipment<br />

• The new Performance Centre fit out<br />

including retractable seating, lighting<br />

boards, stage curtains and sound system<br />

• Commercial kitchen specialist equipment<br />

• Playgrounds for Year 7 and 8 students<br />

• Furniture and equipment for the Kimihia<br />

Parental College, the teen parent unit<br />

• Music recording equipment<br />

• Bouldering – a rock climbing wall<br />

• Whakairo (carvings) for the whare<br />

(meeting house)<br />

• Pastoral care resourcing<br />

• Trees, shrubs and general planting<br />

Dick Edmundson has been Principal at Linwood College since 2016. He taught<br />

English at Linwood in the 1990s. He was previously Principal at Hornby HS and<br />

has taught in a variety of schools in New Zealand and overseas.<br />

“As a current Linwood College parent, I<br />

know how great this school is and would<br />

love your help to make the new Te Aratai<br />

College amazing. Let us support our young<br />

people to become the best they can be.”<br />

Sara Templeton,<br />

Christchurch City Councillor –<br />

Heathcote Ward<br />

“I know that people are clear on how<br />

important a strong, local school is for strong,<br />

local communities. Donating to the new<br />

school will be a way for many people to help<br />

make this a reality.”<br />

Dick Edmundson<br />

Principal<br />

Linwood College<br />

Donate: Please make your gift today by going to www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/linwood-college-rebuild-fund or<br />

direct to the Linwood College Foundation Charitable Trust bank details: SBS 031369 0312180 00 All donations<br />

tax deductible. The Linwood College Foundation Charitable Trust www.linwoodcollegefoundation.org.nz was<br />

established in 2018 to enable the community to support the development of the new school and its students.<br />

Foundation enquiries: 021 2398946

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