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THURSDAY, AUGUST 12 , 2021

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• By Fiona Ellis

RUSSLEY AND Avonhead

residents feel safe, a survey has

revealed.

The first Avonhead and Russley

Community Safety Initiative

survey shows 60 per cent of

people who live in those suburbs

feel secure while out and about.

Page 7 Page 11

Residents feel safe in Russley and Avonhead

The survey had 392 responses

when it closed on Monday,

although some were still incoming.

It was carried out online

and on paper, with pamphlets

delivered throughout the area

last month giving residents

the opportunity to share their

thoughts.

The initiative is a collaboration

between the Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community

Board, the Christchurch North

Community Patrol, police,

Neighbourhood Support Canterbury,

and Ilam MP Sarah Pallett.

Community board

chairwoman Bridget Williams

said the survey gave a snapshot

of the situation.

Comments from the survey

showing why 40 per cent did not

feel safe would be looked at by

the board, who would consider

how to address concerns, she

said.

More people felt safe in their

own home, at 83 per cent.

Most respondents said they

had not been affected by crime

in the past 12 months, at 84 per

cent.

The figure was higher than

anticipated, Williams said.

“It’s reassuring to know that

the information coming in is

that [crime] isn’t as high as we

have heard in the community.”

• Turn to page 3

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Beyond Humanity’s fundraising

charity show.

•Story, page 10

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Wā Pēpi-Babytimes

Thursday, 10.30-11am, at Shirley

and Fendalton, Friday, 10.30-

11am, at Bishopdale, Wednesday,

11-11.30am, at Papanui

Shirley, Fendalton, Bishopdale and

Papanui Libraries

Go along to a relaxed, fun group

for interactive songs, rhymes, and

books that will delight and develop

your baby or toddler. All welcome.

Free, no bookings required.

Wā Kōrero: Storytimes

Thursday, 11-11.30am, at Papanui,

Friday, 10.30-11am, at Redwood,

Tuesday, 10.30-11am, at Shirley

and Fendalton, Wednesday, 10.30-

11am, at Bishopdale

Papanui, Redwood, Shirley, Fendalton

and Bishopdale Libraries

Go along to an interactive

programme including books, songs,

rhymes and play. Recommended for

children two-years-old and up. No

bookings required.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Thursday, 11am-5pm, Friday,

11am-5pm, Monday, 11am-5pm,

Tuesday, 2-5pm, Wednesday,

11am-5pm, at Fendalton

Fendalton Library

Citizens Advice Bureau provides

free and confidential advice. They

take the time to listen and equip you

with the information, options and

Mobile Discovery Wall, Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday,

Wednesday, 9am-6pm, Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm, at Shirley Library. Go

along and see the Discovery Wall at Tūranga’s smaller, traveling ‘sibling’.

The interactive touchscreen technology lets you explore the history of

Christchurch. ​

support that fit your needs. Phone

351 7804 for more information.

Reading to Dogs

Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm

Papanui Library

A relaxed, non-threatening

atmosphere which encourages

children to practise their reading

skills and develop a love of reading.

JP Clinic

Saturday, 10am-noon, at

Fendalton, Tuesday, 10am-1pm, at

Shirley and Papanui, Wednesday,

10am-1pm, at Bishopdale

Bishopdale, Papanui and Shirley

Libraries

A justice of the peace will be

available to witness signatures

and documents, certify document

copies, hear oaths, declarations,

affidavits or affirmations, as well

as sign citizenship or rates rebates

applications.

Cards at the Papanui Club

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Join others for a different card

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Tuesday is Cribbage and Wednesday

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Christchurch Bridge Club Rooms, 21

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Go along and join others for a

game of bridge every Wednesday.

Arrive at 12.50pm for a 1pm start.

If you do not have a partner, phone

Maureen at 021 646 123.

Marshland Table Tennis Club

Monday, 7.30pm

Ouruhia Hall, 225 Guthries Rd

The Marshland Table Tennis

Club is looking for more players

to join in on the fun each week

at its new premises in Belfast. All

abilities welcome. $5 for adults, $3

for children. For more information

phone 021 205 1106.

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Thursday August 12 2021 3

Awards for young musicians

• By Fiona Ellis

TWO YOUNG musicians

have struck the right note

with the Dame Malvina Major

Foundation, winning awards to

help them further their careers.

Pianist Siyu Sun won the

foundation’s $5000 Christchurch

Arts Excellence Award

2021.

The 24-year-old former Bishopdale

resident will put this

toward the cost of her studies

at London’s Guildhall School of

Music & Drama.

Casebrook violinist Rose

Light is the winner of the

foundation’s Cecily Maccoll

High Achiever Award 2021, of

$1000.

The 16-year-old also won a

discretionary award of $2000 to

assist with expenses including

training and competitions.

Sun, who had 19 years of

piano playing behind her, said

she was pleased to learn of her

win.

“When I won the award, I

was very excited, and I called

my family straight away, in

spite of the 11-hour time difference,”

Sun said.

Her studies in London were

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“From March, the

Guildhall school finally

returned to in-person again,

and I was able to compete in

the finals of the Guildhall Romantic

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“It was particularly touching

to . . . have that emotional connection

of performing to a live

audience, and to experience the

thrill, magic, and imagination

of creating music in the moment.”

Rose also enjoyed performing

and sharing music with audiences,

she said.

She had been playing the

violin since age nine, where it

was a compulsory instrument

in her Australian school.

She did not come from a

musical family but quickly took

the instrument, and planned to

study music at university.

Initiative formed

to spread

information

•From page 1

Social media posts about crime may

have given a perception that the issue

was more of a problem than it was.

The safety initiative was formed

earlier this year after Avonhead,

Russley and Bishopdale were

identified as hotspots for vehiclebreak-ins,

stolen cars, smashed

windows and other petty crimes.

The survey aimed to gather information,

and had been successful in

this, she said.

It also helped to spread information.

At 71 per cent, many people were

not aware of an active Neighbourhood

Support group in their area, and

the survey had raised awareness of

groups residents could turn to.

“That in itself is wonderful.”

The majority of respondents of

people wanted to hear information on

the results and impact of the survey,

at 65 per cent.

A community meeting for the

initiative to discuss results with residents

would be held at a date yet to be

confirmed.

The survey might be replicated in

other areas within the community

board area in future, Williams said.

“We have had a lot of community

interest from Bishopdale and

Strowan. We haven’t confirmed that

yet but it’s on our radar.”

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by Lynette

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I’ve had to be many things in the course of a

very long career. From sales consultant to

business owner; a manager and a mentor.

I’ve been a confidant, a real estate historian

and a trendsetter, but now the requirement

to be a magician and a mind reader – as well

as a futurist – reflects an even greater level of

expectation from the public.

This market is beyond statistical analysis.

How can you possibly rationalize the sale of a

local property for $740,000 more than it sold for

one year earlier?

Or the sale that was brought forward for a

brand-new property (meaning the owners

accepted a pre-auction unconditional offer

at a level they would happily sell for) on an

offer of $1,040,000 – only for it to then travel

an additional $225,000 in the auction room,

ultimately selling at $1,265,000.

Finally, another property that was listed on

behalf of, their term, 'career private sellers'.

Having decided to sell their property on

Trade Me for what they thought was a hefty

figure of $725,000, they engaged a real

estate team and sold at auction for $865,000

instead.

Rather than overwhelm you with a longer list

of incredible results, let’s pause and consider the

origins of these unusual times.

We’ll start with recent statistics including May

where prices nationally were on average 30%

higher than the same time last year. 30% is an

enormous difference and obviously represents

a windfall to those selling and the need for a

strategic rethink by those purchasing. June looks

to be equally strong although vital elements

such as average days on the market (27) and

number of sales (663) in Christchurch both

show evidence of a lack of available properties.

Low interest rates coupled with low bank

deposit rates also creates an ideal formula for

property purchase, although the prospect of

these rates increasing is just starting to get some

traction. I’ll be interested to see if recent reports

of increases next year will play out. But these

aren’t the only reasons for our current market

frenzy.

Let’s look at some additional elements:

1. Listing numbers have contracted, creating

a 'buy now' scramble amid a fear of not being

able to get on the property ladder if you wait.

FOMO is real. Ask any of the multiple groups

attending open homes, auctions and new build

seminars. A tip for anyone waiting for spring

to list their home: consider moving earlier on

your intentions if you want the chance of an

exceptional price. Beat the crowds, in other

words.

2. Tony Alexander has highlighted the prospect

of potentially one million expats wanting to

return having the effect of increasing local Kiwi’s

desire to buy now before the market changes

to accommodate this influx. And think of the

word ‘changes’ as meaning ‘goes up’. Though a

recent adjustment to this theory is the pull of

a stronger labour market and higher wages in

Australia, meaning we may also lose people to

migration.

3. Money usually diverted into travel is now

finding its way into property investment and

renovation. This is the category that I personally

fall into at the moment.

Now I’m going to quote Tony Alexander one

more time: “before the 1990s household debt

in New Zealand was less than 60%, today the

ratio is near 165%.” It goes without saying that

this could be a very vulnerable place for some.

What’s the answer? As I said, I’m not a clairvoyant,

I’m just one party in this incredible place we all

refer to as The Market. But here’s some simple

advice: think carefully, get counsel from skilled

experts not uninformed mates, and if you think

you could find yourself in a tight spot through

overcommitting, then rethink and adjust your

wish list.

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happiness.

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Thursday August 12 2021 7

Close contest for gold at

retirement village games

MAIREHAU’S Doreen Watkins

says her race for gold at the

Olympics@Ryman cycling final

included a tough push for the

line at the end of the 13.5km

race.

The 71-year old Diana Isaac

Retirement Village competitor,

who admits she is a bit of a

fitness fanatic, was chased hard

by silver medal winner Sue

Greet, from Halswell’s Anthony

Wilding Retirement Village.

A total of 104 people from

31 Ryman retirement villages

throughout New Zealand and

Australia entered the virtual

cycling event, with 18 in the

women’s event.

Doreen said activities and

lifestyle co-ordinator Laura

Richmond warned her Sue was

making up ground in the final

kilometres.

“Laura tapped me on the

shoulders and said: ‘Watch

this one.’ I had just enough

to put a wee spurt on,” Doreen

said.

The course was “hard work”,

especially the changing of gears

on a hill.

“I remember the supporters

saying: ‘Change up a gear,

change up a gear’ as I was going

CHAMPION: Doreen Watkins relaxes after her massive

cycling win on 13.5km route during the virtual Olympics@

Ryman games.

down the hill.

“I was struggling to get up a

gear and I also thought I don’t

know whether I can stand that

pressure, if I want to have a little

bit left at the end,”

While Doreen had ridden a

bike as a child going to school,

her love of cycling awakened

with a tour of the Otago Central

Rail Trail in around 2004.

She feels as fit as she has for a

long time.

Three times a week she exercises

on the treadmill, backed up

by a 1km swim.

On other days she completes

a village gym class before again

stepping onto the treadmill.

“I take the weekend off,” she

laughed.

The residents and spectators

in the Christchurch village gym

have witnessed some stunning

cycling from the women and

men, who were motivated in

part by the Japanese scenery on

the screen in front of them. ​

DONATED: Retired firefighter Colin Rae has gifted a bench

to Redwood Fire Station. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

Recrafting history

• By Fiona Ellis

AS OF last month, the St Albans

Fire Station may no longer be

standing, but a part of it survives

at the Redwood Fire Station.

Eighty-two-year-old retired

firefighter Colin Rae has crafted

a bench from the timber of a

bridge at the St Albans station

where he served part of his 40

years as a brigade member.

During the early 1960s, he

lived onsite at the station, which

then encompassed nine houses.

His was on the other side of

Dudley Creek and joined to the

main area by a footbridge.

“I thought it would be nice to

get something from the old station,”

Colin said.

Scraping back the tar to reveal

the timber underneath was the

hardest part of the otherwise

straightforward build, the life

member of the NZ Professional

Firefighters Union said.

Most of the station houses

were sold off during the 1980s

once the firefighters duty hours

were changed, although the station

remained.

In 2019, the station was closed

and the appliances and staff were

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Kids in hospital to benefit from Xmas fundraiser

• By Bea Gooding

A 14-YEAR-OLD Parklands

student wants to make sure

every child gets a present this

Christmas, especially if they’re

stuck in hospital.

Emily Grocott is currently

collecting donations to be given

as gifts to children staying

overnight at Christchurch

Hospital on Christmas Eve.

The Avonside Girls’ High

School year 9 student is

spreading the message about her

Santa Sleigh fundraiser because

she did not want other kids

to miss out on the Christmas

magic.

“It’s sad for children to

miss out and hear about

others getting presents but

they don’t get it themselves,” she

said.

Emily was inspired to use a

Santa sleigh belonging to her

dad’s boss that had been sitting

around at home for several

years.

Her family was using it as a

Christmas decoration, but the

student had other ideas about

how it could be used towards her

cause.

That was when she asked her

mum for help by putting a call

out on Facebook for donations,

having so far received 50 items

that she will gift in person.

“I thought of it when I saw

[homeless] people sitting out on

the street, so I asked my mum

for help,” Emily said.

“It feels nice to do it and to

help people out.”

Gifts can include clothes,

games, teddy bears, blankets and

art and craft for any gender or

age, but they cannot be second

hand.

A separate box alongside the

sleigh has also been set up for

people to drop food off, which

Emily will make into food

parcels.

“You can put someone’s name

and number on [the food] that

you feel needs it so I can draw

some names out and give them a

food parcel,” she said.

Collection points at businesses

in the eastern suburbs will be

announced on her Facebook

page, “Emily Santa Sleigh,” next

month.

If they are wrapped, gifts

need to be labelled with the

appropriate age and gender

so they do not have to be

unwrapped.

•To find out how

to donate to Emily’s

Santa Sleigh fundraiser,

visit https://www.

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groups/522510672398316

HO HO HO: Avonside Girls’ High School year 9 student Emily Grocott’s Santa Sleigh

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Successful show to benefit homeless

• By Fiona Ellis

It contained everything

from faith to rebellion, but for

Defy Dance Academy owner

Cassidy Sykes, of Papanui, the

standout emotion from the

group’s recent performance was

enthusiasm from the audience.

The Casebrook and Riccarton

based dance academy was one

of several groups who joined

forces for Beyond Humanity,

a multi-genre charity show in

support of the Christchurch City

Mission co-organised by Sykes

and Diamond Harbour’s Melissa

Gillespie.

Also performing in the

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Base Acro & Dance-lifts, The

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Aerial3, UCheer and MC Scottish

Joe.

Among the 180 people attending

the event were those

who only knew about circus

performances, not dance, or

those who were unfamiliar with

either genre.

“With the end of year show,

it’s family and friends, you know

what to expect,” Sykes said.

“It was a very different crowd.”

However, the performances

went well and feedback was “really

positive.”

The 21 acts portrayed various

emotions that were part of the

experience of being human, giving

the show its name, she said.

The show was to benefit

homeless people, who were often

treated in a de-humanising way.

“When people see them on

the street, they give them a wide

berth.”

A pulled ligament prevented

Sykes from dancing herself,

whereas Gillespie performed for

the dance academy and her own

Base Acro & Dance-lifts group.

They were able to buy 38 care

packs with proceeds from the

show, Gillespie said.

Pyjamas, winter socks and

hygiene items were among the

contents of the packs, valued

about $60 each.

They wanted to help people

directly with items that would be

useful in winter, she said.

COURAGE: Emily

Walker performs

an act about

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of the Beyond

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FAITH: Tom and Melissa Gillespie in the charity show, which Melissa also co-organised.

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Wartime relic close connection to guide

• By Fiona Ellis

HIS spitfIRe shot down by

enemy fire, World War 2 fighter

pilot Johnny Checketts managed

to escape the burning aircraft,

parachuting into a field in

German-occupied France.

The New Zealander was picked

up by the French resistance, who

treated his burns before helping

him escape back to England

across the channel in a fishing

boat.

However, the engine of his

Mark IXB Spitfire lay buried in a

field for more than 70 years.

It is now on display at the Air

Force Museum of New Zealand,

where the story behind it makes

it a favourite exhibit for volunteer

Chris Checketts.

The engine from his father’s

aircraft was recovered by a

French farmer who unexpectedly

offered it to him.

“I spoke to the guys here and

said: ‘It’s absolutely no use to me,

but do you want it?”, and they

said: ‘We’d love it’,” Chris said.

“Dad shot down 13 German

aircraft in it, which makes that

the second highest-scoring Spitfire

ever built.”

Sharing stories with museumgoers

was an important part of

his role, he said

“We’ve got over a million items

in the collection, so there are a

million stories,” he said.

“I really enjoy telling the stories

. . . given my father’s service

history, there’s lots of stories of

his that I tend to tell.”

He especially enjoyed seeing

how children reacted to those

wartime tales.

Bucking the stereotype of boys

and their toys, it tended to be

girls who asked the best questions,

he said.

He hoped they in turn would

remember the stories and pass

them on so the history stayed

alive in future generations.

Other stories he told were also

based on his items of his fathers,

such as papers, paintings and his

service medals.

A Distinguished Service

Order, the highest-ranked commonwealth

medal was among

these, as was the American Silver

Star medal.

“He’s the only New Zealander

to have been awarded the American

Silver Star, which is the

highest decoration the American

government can give to a foreigner.”

“His squadron escorted

American bombers on 60 different

occasions and they never lost

one bomber.”

In Chris’ childhood, his father

was close-mouthed about his

wartime experiences but opened

up as he grew older.

“Initially, he was very quiet

about what he had done. He was

a very humble man, very quietly

spoken.”

The museum is on the site of

the former Wigram air base,

which had been a part of his life

from the beginning, 73 years

ago.

“I was born basically here.

We lived in a house just around

the corner, right by the officer’s

mess.”

Planes seemed a standard part

of life when he was young, he

said.

“Most people had a car in the

garage, we seemed to have an

plane in the shed out back.”

Wanting to follow his own

career path, he shunned the Air

Force in favour of commerce

TEAM: The

‘Moth Doctors’

at RNZAF

Base Wigram

in 1988. Vic

Braggins, Bob

Swadel, Ian

Tilson, Spencer

Barnard, Jim

Williams,

Jim Grant

and Johnny

Checketts.

(Right) – Chris

Checketts with

the Tiger Moth.

RECOVERED: Chris Checketts with the Rolls-

Royce Merlin engine from his father’s Spitfire

that was shot down over Northern France

during World War 2. Photo: Geoff Sloan

(Above) – Johnny Checketts after returning

from a mission in 1942.

after leaving school.

“Dad, and mum, said that one

member of the family in service

was enough. No one else in the

family has been involved in aviation

at all.”

Wigram stayed a significant

part of his life, he said.

The museum opened in 1997,

and he liked it from the get-go.

It was a favourite haunt of his

father’s, who worked on repairing

the Tiger Moth in its collection,

and was himself a volunteer

until his death in 2006, aged 94.

Chris also looked forward

to becoming a tour guide, and

began volunteering immediately

after retiring three years ago.

Living within 1500m of the

house he grew up in, he spent

all day at the museum every

Wednesday.

The collection has grown in

the 24 years since the museum

opened, due to the contributions

of both the air force, which

owned the museum, and ordinary

people who donated items

of interest.

The museum was a place to remember

the history of the Royal

New Zealand Air Force, he said.

“This is a place of not only

aeroplanes and exhibits, it’s a

place of remembrance where we

acknowledge those who have

sacrificed.”

He made a point of showing

visitors the wall of names of

those who had lost their lives.

Volunteering was a great way

to meet people, and learn from

them even as they learned from

him.

“You meet people from all ages

and walks of life, and until Covid,

all countries of the world.”

While the pandemic had

impacted visitor numbers, plenty

of New Zealanders remained

interested in the museum.

Simply put, volunteering was

fun, he said.

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Thursday August 12 2021 13

Use pasta for lunch or a main meal

Vegetarian dishes are

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Try these pasta

recipes for a quick

lunch or for a family

dinner

Fettucine with garlic

Serves 2

Ingredients

125gm dried fettuccine

2 tbsp olive oil

1 large shallot, thinly sliced

1 cup finely sliced fennel bulb

¾ cup dry white wine

8 cherry tomatoes, halved

½ cup cream

4-6 cloves garlic

Directions

Cheesy pasta bake

Directions

Cook fettuccine according to

packet instructions.

Heat oil in a non-stick frying

pan. Saute shallot until softened.

Add fennel and saute for one to

two minutes.

Pour in white wine and simmer

until reduced by half.

Serves 3

Ingredients

500gm pasta spirals

2 tbsp olive oil

500gm cherry tomatoes, halved

4 green shallots, thinly sliced

Cook the pasta in a large

saucepan of salted boiling water

following the packet directions or

until al dente. Drain. Preheat the

grill to high.

Wipe pan dry. Heat oil over

medium-high heat. Add the

tomato and shallot.

Cook for one minute then add 400gm grated mozzarella

Cook, stirring, for three to

tomatoes.

260

Heat until softened. 500gm bottle

x

onion and

180

roast four minutes or until the tomato

Add cream then garlic and garlic pasta sauce

softens. Reduce the heat to low

heat through. Serve over fettuccine.

picked, plus extra, to serve cheese and pasta

1 bunch fresh basil, leaves and add the cooked pasta, pizza

sauce.

Stir to combine. Remove from

the heat. Add the basil leaves and

stir to combine. Season.

Spoon the pasta mixture into a

20 x 35cm baking dish. Place under

a grill for five or eight minutes

or until cheese is melted.

Quick spinach and

mushroom pasta

Ingredients

250gm linguine

150gm mushrooms

Cherry

tomatoes

complement

well pasta.

Pasta also

makes a tasty

leftover meal.

1 cup cherry tomatoes

1 tbsp cooking oil

150gm fresh spinach

1 tbsp butter

1/4 tsp garlic powder

2 tbsp nutritional yeast

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp freshly cracked black

pepper

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a

boil for the pasta. Once boiling,

add the pasta and continue to boil

until the pasta is tender (about

seven minutes). Reserve a 1/2 cup

of the pasta water, then drain the

pasta in a colander.

Slice mushrooms and cut the

tomatoes in half.

Heat the oil in a large skillet

over medium heat. Add the

mushrooms and a pinch of salt

to the skillet and sauté until they

have released all of their moisture

(about five to seven minutes).

Add the tomatoes and sauté

for about two minutes more, or

just until they’re heated through.

Add the spinach and sauté just

until wilted. Add the cooked and

drained pasta to the skillet along

with the butter. Toss until everything

is coated in melted butter.

Turn the heat off.

Season with garlic powder,

nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper,

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8 Tips to Decluttering Your House

Did you know clutter can cause our brain

to be over stimulated and make us feel like

we are never truly done for the day? We

look around and all we see is this needs to

be done or that and we end up not truly

relaxing.

It is nearly time for that big Spring Clean!

A time when you go around your home

and get rid of things that don’t make you

happy. Things you have multiples of. Things

that you just don’t need. Below are 8 tips

inspired from ‘Imperfectly Perfect Living’

to decluttering your home.

1. Start Somewhere: When it comes

to spring cleaning it can feel

overwhelming. Start sorting out a

drawer, the bowl of odd items on the

kitchen bench or pile of books and

magazines and just start going through

it!

2. Keep. Donate. Sell: Make three piles.

A keep pile, a donate pile, and a sell

pile. When you grab hold of an item

it has to go into a box. When the box

is full, put it off to the side and start

another one.

3. 5 Second Rule: If you grab onto an

item and can’t remember the last time

you used it in 5 seconds, it’s time to get

rid of it! Don’t let items you haven’t

used in forever weigh you down!

4. Does it bring you joy?: Biggest

question! If the item isn’t bringing you

joy, why do you have it?

5. Do you have multiples?: Look around,

what do you have that is duplicated?

Three spatulas? Unless you’re a wizard

in the kitchen you probably don’t need

3 at once so why have them? Get rid of

the multiples.

6. Recycle. Recycle. Recycle: Often

times we have items that are just lying

around not getting used. For example,

old cell phones and magazines. Go

recycle them or post them on TradMe.

co as free items. Someone might pick

them up for parts or to reuse them for

something else.

7. Set Limits: When starting on a room

or closet, set a time limit. You’ll only go

through the closet for 20 minutes, or

one song list for more fun. This makes

sure you aren’t wasting too much time

deciding if you need it or not. If the

answer takes longer than 5 seconds,

get rid of it!

8. Don’t let the boxes sit: You’ve made

your boxes of Keep. Donate. Sell. Don’t

let them sit in your house or in your car

boot for 3 months. When the boxes

are full, get them out of the house!

Next time you’re feeling stressed go clean

out a drawer or a kitchen cupboard. I mean,

we really don’t need six salad bowls do we?

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may just put you in a better mood!

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As in most professions, not all Property

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find the right fit for you?

I don’t know about you, but over the past

five or so years I have found google reviews

to be a wonderful addition to my tool kit! I

mostly use them for choosing a restaurant,

or accommodation. Pretty much every

business these days will have some google

reviews posted about them.

Obviously, you do have to dig through some

of them, as there are always people who like

to grizzle, but if you use it as a holistic tool

and take an average of what at least 80% of

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information you can get on them, whether

this is through their website or information

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Feature Properties

course this won’t be possible, you could be

living out of town or overseas, but we have

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telephone will suffice.

Have some questions prepared, you

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them questions around what is important

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Manager. Throw in a couple of curly

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What happens if the tenant does not pay

the rent? Ask what processes they have and

even what their rent arrears percentage

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do they take photos, etc. Do they run an

audited trust account? How do they collect

rent payments? What on-going training

and education do they undertake? Does

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qualifications? The list goes on, and on.

Communication, as in most service

industries, is certainly the key. A breakdown

in communication can have huge

repercussions. I for one know that with my

own rental properties, I want my Property

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is happening, even when the news isn’t the

greatest, so ensure your Property Manager

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even more importantly provide you with the

solutions!

So, choose wisely, don’t rush into the

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and a no-nonsense, can-do attitude to the

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has announced he is running for the

Christchurch mayoralty in 2022 as

an independent candidate.

“I am standing for mayor

because I want to get

stuff done. I will bring a

practical approach to

council and make the

best decisions for

our city.”

MAUGER FOCUS







Keep rates affordable and reduce debt

Finish our roads and footpaths

Deliver better services faster

Spend money carefully

Practical and common sense

leadership

Make Christchurch an even better

place to live


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