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Bid to address

functions spilling

onto pathway

Page 3

Early interest

in sale of

Cressy House

Page 5

anywhere,

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Increase in call-outs prompt

bid for St John volunteers

• By Samantha Mythen

AN INCREASE in St John

emergency call-outs on the

Akaroa side of the peninsula has

led to a call for more volunteers.

Said St John Banks Peninsula

Area committee member Ian

Moir: “There has been a growth in

call-outs over the

past years and the

majority of these

are calls from

locals, not cruise

ship passengers.”

From July 2020

Ian Moir

to June 2021, the

St John Akaroa

team attended 62

incidents.

St John is also looking for a new

base in Akaroa that Moir hopes

will attract the volunteers it needs.

The ambulance is currently

based at the police station

with the operational volunteers

sharing the police office headquarters.

Moir said he was not sure

why they were seeing increased

call-outs but wondered if it was

potentially because of the ageing

population in the area, alongside

there being more construction

sites.

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PARTYING ON the coastal

pathway is about to come to an

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We report (page 3) on the

long-running saga of functions

at the Sumner surf club spilling

onto the coastal pathway.

To be fair to the surf club,

these are usually private functions

held by people who have

hired the club out.

The city council now wants

the club to ensure those hiring

out the facility know they can’t

take their celebrations onto the

pathway.

Easier said than done, I

suspect.

On another note, lots of

reader feedback (page 11) on

the next step towards a liquor

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for whatever is built at the

former Godley House site.

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Pathway party issues addressed

• By Samantha Mythen

Mark

Lodder

THE SUMNER Surf Lifesaving

Club says it will do its best to

stop functions spilling out onto

the Coastal Pathway.

It comes after months of discussions

between the club, the

Christchurch Coastal Pathway

Group and the city council due

to ongoing concerns raised of

people at functions obstructing

the pathway.

If club members and guests

want to use the outdoor area

for events outside of the club’s

leased boundary, they must now

ensure the Coastal Pathway

remains clear and open at all

times.

Surf lifesaving

club chairman

Mark Lodder

said the club

completely

appreciates the

outcome and

will “undertake

its best

endeavours to

ensure this is not

breached.”

“As a club, we are very

committed to our community

and especially appreciate the

community for hiring out our

venue as it is a valuable source of

club funds,” he said.

“However, we are very

particular about how we hire

out the venue and we will make

sure it is clear to people using

it there are strict rules and

guidelines. The Coastal Pathway

is the Coastal Pathway. It is not

an extension of the club hire

facility.”

Concerns were raised with

the club by the city council

and the pathway group, resulting

in a trial over the 2020/21

summer period from November

to April allowing for temporary

closures of the pathway for outside

events such as weddings.

However, the Coastal

Pathway was blocked for longer

periods than was originally

agreed.

Coastal Pathway Group

chairman Hanno Sanders

presented a deputation to the

Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board in February

to discuss the continued

concerns.

In response, the community

board requested the city

council work with the interested

OPEN

PATHWAY:

Functions

held at the

Sumner Surf

Life Saving

Club must

not overflow

onto the

neighbouring

Coastal

Pathway.

PHOTO:

GEOFF SLOAN

groups to find a resolution.

A memorandum on the matter

was provided to the community

board on August 2.

Community board member

Sara Templeton acknowledged

the club facility’s charm in “its

ability to spill out into the coastal

environment.”

“It is important, however,

that the Coastal Pathway isn’t

blocked for users, especially in

this section that has access to the

beach and a really high amenity

for everyone,” she said.

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as part of its Jobs for Nature

funding application. This will

allow the group to plant 45,000

trees and plants on the Port

Hills over the next three years.

The Jobs for Nature programme

is focused on creating naturebased

employment to encourage

the economy post-Covid-19.

The society is partnering with

Wai-ora Forest Landscapes to

deliver this project.

PESTS CAPTURED

THe total pest catch reported by

Predator Free Port Hills for this

year so far is 6267, with reserve

data still incoming. Since the

year’s beginning, the group

has held three trapping

workshops, seven community

events and three trap building

days, as well as practical sessions

with three schools and one

kindergarten. The field team

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has now started. They will

begin with the elimination

programmes at Kaitōrete and

the extended Wildside area in

the south-eastern corner of the

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Call for land to set up

ambulance base

• From page 1

The age group of 65 plus sees

the highest amount of call-outs,

with 40 per cent of call-outs

related to breathing problems and

25 per cent of call-outs related to

chest pains.

Twelve per cent of the call-outs

are traffic incident related.

“We also need more volunteers

on the team,” said Moir.

He explained there was

currently a small, dedicated team,

made up of eight operational

volunteers, giving their

personal time in support of the

community.

“We think if St John had a

more prominent presence, it

would make it easier to recruit

volunteers,” said Moir.

“There would be a base and

home that is theirs.”

With a new station, the

team would be able to build

an ambulance bay, provide

a meeting and storage area,

alongside a kitchenette and

bathroom for the volunteers.

Earlier this month, Moir,

St John Banks Peninsula area

committee chairman Brent

Stanaway, and St John territory

manager Ian Rex talked to the

Banks Peninsula Community

Board about their quest to find a

site for a new station.

At the meeting, the St John

team discussed potential city

council-owned land they could

use.

This includes a site off Rue

Balguerie, a piece of land on the

hill rise between Takamatua

and Akaroa next to the western

side of Old Coach Rd, and the

preferred site of the parking area

near the Akaroa tennis/netball

courts and croquet green.

St John is also asking the

community for available land.

“Within the township would be

quite good,” said Moir.

“That’s why the parking area

would work well as we can service

Akaroa but also get out of town

quite quickly too.”

Moir said it would be a fantastic

result if someone gifted a suitable

area of land to St John as they are

hoping for a long-term solution.

City council head of facilities,

property and planning Bruce

Rendall said the city council

was currently collaborating

with St John in relation to its

search for a suitable ambulance

station site.

“Discussions between St

John and council and site

investigations are at a very early

stage,” he said.

•If you have any land St

John could potentially use

for a new station in Akaroa,

email ian.moir@stjohn.org.

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Show of fighting spirit

THE AKAROA Karate Club hosted its first karate

kids tournament on Saturday. About 40 children

attended the event, including competitors visiting

from clubs in Ashburton, Christchurch and

Timaru.

The Akaroa club won the following medals:

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Wednesday August 18 2021 Bay Harbour News

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Early interest as Cressy House

Lyttelton goes on the market

• By Samantha Mythen

COLOURFUL Cressy House,

with its rich history, rumoured

hauntings and ghost tales, is now

up for sale.

Real estate agent

Michelle Situe

said she had

received many

inquiries about

the property on

Michelle

Situe

Cressy Tce in

Lyttelton since

it was listed last

Tuesday.

“It’s surprising how many

people have inquired,” she said.

“It’s such a unique property,

it’s definitely not for everyone.”

Realestate.co.nz listed its

capital value as $999,000 in

November 2019.

With the first open home this

Saturday, Situe expects “quite a

few” people to stop by, with 13

groups already registered for a

viewing.

She said most people interested

in Cressy House were keen to

restore it.

“People love the property and

would like to restore it to how it

was.”

The property – about 600m2

with 22 bedrooms and 11

FOR SALE: Cressy House in Lyttelton was listed last week.

bathrooms – overlooks

the Lyttelton harbour.

It is currently rented out on a

room-by-room basis.

The property was bought by

its present owner for $375,000 in

2012.

Originally built as a caretaker

home for the old orphanage, by

1906 Cressy House was owned

by the Ashburton and

North Canterbury Charitable

Aid Board, which became the

North Canterbury Hospital

Board in 1928.

Four years later, the house

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

was rebuilt and extended and

opened in 1933 as the Lyttelton

Maternity Hospital.

After the maternity hospital’s

closure, it was rented out as a

retirement home.

It is being sold as is where is,

price negotiable.

NEWS 5

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coach

receives

funding

• By Samantha Mythen

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The money granted during

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households, schools and businesses

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footprint.

“This is exactly the type of

grass roots climate action needed

throughout Christchurch,” said

Sustainability and Community

Resilience Committee chairwoman

Sara Templeton.

Also as part of the recent round

of funding, the Bush Farm Trust

and the Banks Peninsula Geopark

Trust each received $10,000.

Applications to the

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NEWS 7

New dedication for VC winner’s plot

• By Chris Barclay

THE RESTORED family plot

of Lincoln-born Sergeant Henry

Nicholas, Canterbury’s first

Victoria Cross recipient, will be

rededicated on the anniversary

of his death with co-ordinated

ceremonies in Christchurch and

France.

Nicholas, who was awarded

the highest military award for

valour following an attack on

a German position in Belgium

in 1917, will be remembered on

October 23 at his family grave in

Bromley cemetery.

When the same day dawns in

Europe, flowers will be laid at

his resting place in Vertigneul

churchyard in northern France.

Nicholas, who was killed three

weeks before the armistice on

November 11, 1918, was initially

buried in Beaudiginies but later

the 27-year-old’s remains were

exhumed and reinterred among

other war graves.

Canterbury district Returned

and Services Association

president Stan Hansen said the

ceremonies would be a fitting

conclusion to a restoration project

inspired by English Korea

War veteran Ken Wright.

The RSA and New Zealand

Remembrance Army – a war

grave-restoring charity – mobilised

after Wright noticed the

earthquake-damaged family

plot while walking through the

cemetery last November.

Restoration work to right the

toppled headstone and repaint

lettering was carried out last

month.

A member of the New Zealand

Infantry Canterbury Regiment,

Nicholas was presented with his

VC by King George V at Buckingham

Palace in July, 1918.

He subsequently returned to

France, where he was awarded

FALLEN HERO: The funeral of Canterbury’s first Victoria

Cross recipient, Sergeant Henry Nicholas, after he was killed

in France in 1918. A small ceremony will be held at his

resting place following the rededication of his family plot in

Bromley. ​

the Military Medal before being

killed in action.

“It’s a sad story because he was

killed three weeks before the war

ended. How sad is that? He’d

been taken off the front lines and

he was actually on guard duties.

He was guarding a bridge, there

was a German thrust and he was

taken out,” Hansen said.

The rededication also coincides

with the New Zealand Infantry’s

Corps Day, selected because

October 23 marks the start of the

second Battle of El Alamein in

Egypt in 1942.

A military presence is planned

at Bromley, while the RSA is

negotiating with Canterbury

Museum to have Nicholas’

VC and Military Medal at the

ceremony.

His mother Hannah

bequeathed the medals to the

museum after her death in 1932.

Hansen said the plans for the

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LETTERS 11

All in favour, say aye

Treasures from

the past

DEMOLISHED: The former Godley House was a popular meeting place.

Readers respond to

last week’s article that

licensed premises maybe

able to return to the

former Godley House site

in Diamond Harbour

The Godley House site should be

able to have a licensed activity

there.

It will bring the community

together on this historic site, it

will encourage visitors to come

to Diamond Harbour, therefore

increasing visitation to Stoddard

[Cottage] and use of the new

supermarket, and increasing

the activity and vibrancy of our

beautiful Diamond Habour. It

will also increase the visitors on

the ferry, which will be excellent.

Hopefully there will be a

building there architecturally

designed to enhance the beauty

of the place and honour the

history that was lost in the

earthquake.

–Thomas Proctor

I absolutely think there should

be a licensed venue in place of

Godley House. We have lived in

the bays area for over 20 years

and the best place to meet the

community was always Godley

House.

There were always many

visitors that came across on the

ferry every weekend who enjoyed

the scenery and hospitality

as much as the locals. We made

many of our long-term friends

from meeting in this lovely

space, which also showcased

the area when it was used as a

wedding venue as well.

–Karen Boswell

There is no question whether

it should be a licensed premises

in the venue-to-be on the old

Godley House site. It absolutely

must be licensed.

–Ross Denton

My wife and I moved to

Diamond Harbour after visiting

on the ferry. A lovely journey, a

gentle walk up through the trees,

and then a beer and food outside

Godley House while watching

the ships and Lyttelton activity.

Now a ferry load of tourists

can sit or queue by the road,

without any views, while waiting

for their food.

What we have now is very

much a cafe in its size, capacity,

and location. While it tries its

hardest to accommodate, it is

what it is. When we had two

venues both were often full . . .

there is plenty of custom to go

around (and more).

–Mark Simon

Since the earthquakes put paid

to Godley House the community

has become very disjointed. After

the quakes we had nowhere

to meet and heal as a community.

It was only because the rugby

club stepped in that we actually

started to come together again

and there were a few that fell by

the wayside.

We have already started to

show that the community can

start healing with the ‘Live at the

Point’ music that happens for a

few months at the beginning of

the year, but there is nowhere

else big enough for that to

continue throughout the year

and nowhere else [where] we as

a community can come together

and enjoy each other’s company

over a drink to heal.

Since we lost the Dark Star

we have only one very small

licensed bar that is very nice and

does some of the task admirably,

although it is too small to allow

for music and larger gatherings.

I hope that enough of us can

get together to show the council

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on issues in the

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that Godley House needs to be

replaced to allow us all to enjoy

it in it’s full capacity.

–Jules Holdstock

Please consider this amazing

venue spot and how it was for

our community before and [how

we were] promised something all

those years ago and still nothing.

This place is a haven for

weekend gatherings, for people

to leave the madhouse of

Christchurch, [for a] music

venue with licenced venue like it

was before.

–Paru Clarke

We would like to support a licensed

venue for Godley House.

My husband and I are residents

of Diamond Harbour and would

like to have a relaxing venue

with seating on the grass. It

would be patronised more (particularly

by us) if it was licenced.

–Claire Taylor

We are new holiday residents to

Diamond Harbour and we love

the idea of a pub or bar in the

Godley Reserve area. It’s a short

and beautiful ferry ride over from

Lyttelton and then people need

somewhere easy to walk after that

hill climb! The cafe in that vicinity

is not particularly good and

doesn’t cope well with crowds.

And the new block of shops near

the 4 Square is unattractive with

no view and is too far away. We

hope you can continue to raise the

profile of this story to encourage

conversation.

–Beatrice Cheer

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REFIT: The Napier dredge Whakarire in dry dock (above) and

getting a new boiler fitted, 1950-2000.

PHOTOS: Te Ūaka The Lyttelton Museum online collection

LYTTELTON’S dry dock (or

graving dock) has been an

essential backbone to New

Zealand shipping since it opened

with great ceremony in January

1883.

Owned by the Lyttelton Port

Company, it is a registered

Category 1 historic place and is

still a working site. You may have

seen the steam tug Lyttelton in

its steady embrace recently for its

annual survey.

“The dock was used to repair

and maintain Scott’s Discovery

and Terra Nova in the early

years of this century, and as such

serves as a reminder of Lyttelton’s

significant link with Antarctica

from the earliest days of polar

exploration. Although many

modern ships are too large to fit

into the graving dock today, it

continues to serve an important

function within the port.”

(Heritage New Zealand)

Another vessel to use the

dry dock in the late 1950s was

the twin-screw steam dredge

Whakarire. Built in Scotland

in 1903, the dredge initially

worked on land reclamation in

Wellington, and then worked

for many years in Napier to

deepen that harbour. It was

commissioned by the Royal

New Zealand Navy as a boom

defence vessel in Auckland

Harbour for two years during

World War 2.

The Whakarire had major refits

in Lyttelton in 1958 and 1960. In

these images from the late 1950s,

a new boiler for the dredge was

unloaded and then craned into

place in the vessel in dry dock.

The Whakarire was finally

retired in 1973, although the

Auckland Harbour Board saved

the driving wheels, which are still

on display at Wynyard Wharf

in Auckland.


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NEWS 13

Professor reaches beyond the stars

Jenni Adams has never

been to Antarctica but

her work, remotely,

with a giant detector

buried under the ice

at the South Pole, has

enabled the Oxford

University graduate

to become the first

female winner of a New

Zealand physics award.

The Christchurch-based

theoretical physicist

puts her career under

the microscope with

Chris Barclay

You were at Kaiapoi High

School when you decided to

reach for the stars, do you still

have your first telescope?

I didn’t have a telescope but I

did a lot of reading about beyond

just the stars we can see, this

whole idea of the universe and

cosmology. It was good growing

up in the country and actually

being able to see stars and the

Milky Way. I wanted to be an

astronaut when I was younger,

around the fifth form. It was

the exploration, discovering

and frontiers (that appealed). I

thought about joining the air

force, that’s where you go to be

an astronaut. Then I realised

astronauts didn’t do the actual

discovering and they are kind

of limited to the solar system. I

wanted to go beyond our solar

system into galaxies and the

universe.

Did you have a teachers that

navigated you to this career

path?

My father (Jim) was my maths

teacher and I had another maths

teacher – Graham Moore. They

gave me the confidence to do

anything mathematical. Physics

and chemistry rely on logic

and confidence. They built the

foundation I needed.

After the old 7th form it was

straight to the lecture halls at

Canterbury University wasn’t

it?

I enrolled in an astronomy

degree. I was interested that

people were trying to figure out

how things worked with the

universe. I thought I’d take it as

far as I could.

Mission accomplished then.

You were made a Professor of

Physics last year November.

Your students can’t all be

experts in Astroparticle

physics and cosmology so

does mastering this branch of

science set you up for success in

other spheres?

I was doing a PHd (in

theoretical/particle physics) at

Oxford and three or four of the

students I was with went into

investment banking because our

modelling skills could be applied

to financial markets, derivatives

or whatever. They could (make

decisions) very quickly on the

floor if necessary. Professor

Shaun Hendy is the Covid-19

modeller shaping New Zealand’s

SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGH: Award-winning theoretical physicist Jenni Adams with a

sensor once used in the multi-national IceCube research project in Antarctica.

response, he’s a physicist.

Modelling how a virus infects

populations is really similar do

the sorts of modelling we do.

You were awarded a Rhodes

Scholarship which took you to

Oxford University from 1992

to the end of 1995. How was life

in Magdalen College, where the

alumni includes Oscar Wilde,

Dudley Moore, and King

Edward VIII?

The theoretical physics

department was a converted

terrace house, we had the lounge

room. There were six of us.

We were from Russia, Canada,

Australia and there were a

couple of Brits. To be honest,

I think we give more support

to our graduate students.

Academics there are often very

busy, and they kind of expect

their students to be good and

be able to look after themselves.

If you aren’t you really struggle

there but I’d always encourage

students to try and get to Oxford.

You meet the people from other

countries and have the access to

speakers that come through. We

had Nelson Mandela talk there

once.

Did you ever investigate how

the laws of physics applied to

the Boat Race with Cambridge?

I actually rowed for Magdalen.

Almost everyone is expected

to have a go at rowing. All the

colleges have boat sheds that any

club here would envy. I knew

a bit about rowing, I’d been a

coxswain for school and club

crews on Kerrs Reach.

So you obviously kept an eye

on the rowing in Tokyo, and the

Black Sticks

I play hockey for Hinemoa

Kaiapoi, I started when I was

seven. I’ve played for a midweek

open team for about 10 years.

It’s great, it’s the people I went

to school with. I also coach my

youngest daughter’s school and

club team.

You did some post-doc (PHd)

research on cosmology at the

University of Uppsala north of

Stockholm, which dovetailed

with your prime sporting

passion, what they call ‘cunning

running’

I love orienteering (running

point to point using a map and

compass). Once I finished my

PHd I went to Sweden (from

POLAR DISCOVERY: The IceCube observatory at the South

Pole in Antarctica is the focal point of a decade-long

project to unearth the mysteries of the universe.

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1996 to mid-1998). You don’t

play hockey in Sweden unless

you can skate but it’s mecca for

orienteering. There’s beautiful

forests there that are very

runnable, it’s perfect orienteering

terrain.

I’m no astronomy expert

but I’ve heard of the Northern

Lights. No doubt you saw them

in Sweden?

I have seen Aurora. That’s

kind of related to what I study

because it’s cosmic rays. They are

high energy particles. The sun

produces high energy particles

and they’re channelled in by the

magnetic fields near the (North

and South) poles. The glow you

see is them interacting in our

atmosphere.

During your time in

Scandinavia you were offered

an opportunity to return home

and lecture at what was then

the University of Canterbury’s

Department of Physics and

Astronomy (now the School of

Physical Sciences).

I would have liked to have

stayed longer in Sweden but

academic jobs are hard to get. I

wasn’t saying no to it.

What was it like lecturing

engineering students – they must

do physics – when you started

out. Their shenanigans might not

rival Otago during orientation

week, but that student body does

have a reputation.

I was 28 when I started

lecturing and many of the

students were 19-20 so I wasn’t

that much older than them. I

taught first-year physics which is

basically engineering students.

There were predominately male

classes of 300-400 . . . if they

turned up. They could be a bit

slack, or hungover. I was telling

someone the other day, they’d

do these lecturer evaluations

and they’d write: ‘Wear shorter

skirts’. But I held my own. It

didn’t stop me going out there

and lecturing, I didn’t cry about

it but I was just like: ‘Those rude

%@*#!’ There were a few swear

words. Thankfully there are

more women in there nowadays.

You were the first female

winner of the Dan Walls Medal

last month. It’s a New Zealand

Institute of Physics accolade

honouring the influential

New Zealand physicist who

died of cancer in 1999. It was

introduced in 2008 when you

were president of the NZIP, so

have you figuratively broken the

glass ceiling?

When I accepted the award

people asked me about being a

woman in physics. I have really

supportive colleagues. One of

the guys wrote the nomination

for me. He knew I wasn’t going

to make the time to do it. When

I’d bring my little daughter

in and be breastfeeding in my

office there was no ‘tut tutting’. I

never thought I’d ever get it (the

medal). The idea was to celebrate

physics down in New Zealand

because there is this sort of

‘overseas expert’ mentality. We’ll

ask the overseas expert whereas

we’re doing equally good work as

the overseas expert.

What are you teaching now,

in the aptly named Ernest

Rutherford Building?

Right now I’m doing the

Special Relativity course. It’s a

great subject to teach because

they really want to get their head

around time and distance being

relative, so they do ask a lot of

questions.

• Turn to page 15

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Unravelling the mysteries of the universe

• From page 13

Perusing your resume, you

obviously have a particular

interest in Astroparticle

physics. Which is?

It involves research at the

interface of astronomy and

particle physics. It is a synergy

which operates in both directions

– particle physics is applied to

better understand astrophysical

objects as well as using the

universe as a laboratory for highenergy

physics.

You’ve spent decades studying

Astroparticle physics, the

cosmos, black holes. Where has

that work been put to good use

in our mundane, everyday lives?

You can’t have any kinds of

music playing without lasers,

there’s lasers in medical physics

. . . lasers scan groceries at your

supermarket

checkout.

They’re

everywhere

and they were

a quantum

phenomena

that someone

Albert

Einstein

(American

physicist

Charles

H Townes) was trying to

understand. If you limit yourself

you never make those huge

jumps. The understandings

Einstein brought meant we can

have GPS. You shouldn’t be

limited to the phenomenon you

understand.

You meet someone for the

first time in a social setting.

What’s the reaction when

you say: ‘Oh, I’m a professor

specialising in Astroparticle

physics?

They’d usually say: ‘Oh, I

wasn’t very good at maths’ and

that was the end of it. So I used

to say I was a teacher, then after

a while I thought I’d just bite

the bullet. If you say astronomy

people are usually more

interested.

Apparently you can drop

‘neutrinos’ into casual

conversation and eyes don’t

necessarily glaze over?

You hear about how Americans

are ignorant so travelling there

you’d think they have no idea

if I say: ‘I’ve been studying

neutrinos’. But sometimes they’ll

say: ‘Yeah, I’ve read about them,

the solar neutrino problem’.

These are people you meet in

a hostel, they’re not physicists.

In New Zealand that just won’t

happen.

So, neutrinos, bring us up to

speed then.

A neutrino is a particle, it’s

one of the so-called fundamental

particles. Neutrinos are members

of the most famous fundamental

particle, the electron. They’re the

most abundant massive particle

in the universe, there are about

15 million neutrinos from the Big

Bang in the average room. They

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could be the reason that matter

exists in the universe. They were

discovered in 1956 and tricky to

study.

Let’s imagine we’re back

in 3rd form and someone has

their hand up: ‘Miss, why do

I need to know about

neutrinos?’

You can live your life perfectly

well without knowing about

neutrinos. Why I want to know

about neutrinos is so I can

study the high energy objects

in the universe. By studying

those maybe we’ll learn some

new physics that might well

mean your life is completely

different than it was. We’re

not researching so we’ll make

something that’ll grow your

hair back or whatever. It hasn’t

got a use like that, or a medical

use but it is going to improve

our understanding of some

phenomena out in the universe.

ACTING

COOL: The

Big Bang

Theory star

Jim Parsons

strives

to make

theoretical

physics hip.

PHOTO:

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Neutrinos are the focus of

a US-led project based at the

$US279 million ‘IceCube’ at the

Amundsen-Scott South Pole

Station. For most of it’s the

stage name of rapper O’Shea

Jackson Sr. What is actually

going down in Antarctica?

IceCube is an observatory

dedicated to finding neutrinos

with a 1km telescope under the

ice. The neutrinos we collect

are like fingerprints that help

us understand the objects and

phenomena where the neutrinos

are produced. IceCube gives us

new ways to study the mysteries of

our universe, it is likely to uncover

or lead to the discovery of things

we could have anticipated.

Your work on IceCube,

alongside experts among 53

institutions from 12 countries

formed the bedrock of your

award didn’t it?

It was quite nice to be

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acknowledged because

sometimes people in

collaborations don’t get

acknowledged as individuals.

When you close your eyes

do you see stars? How do you

switch off?

I run most nights because it

helps me sleep better. We live

near the hills (in Beckenham) so

I run up the Bowenvale Valley

track.

Serious question – Star Wars

or Star Trek?

Probably Star Trek, it was more

exploration based. I didn’t like

the fighting stuff in Star Wars.

Has The Big Bang Theory

sitcom boosted the image of your

average theoretical physicist?

I think it’s funny, I think

Sheldon makes physics a little bit

cool doesn’t he? It makes it cool

to be geeky.

Thanks for bringing up the

‘nerdy’ stereotype. It is an

occupational hazard for the

scientific community isn’t it?

Definitely they’re known as

geeky but I feel it’s a bit more

accepted these days. I always say

to my (eldest) daughter Kaia:

‘Celebrate your geekiness.’ By

the time you get to university it’s

much easier. The kids walking

around here are much less into

that ‘popular kids’ mode you

get at school where they’ve got

their hair right and all that. They

look much freer and able to be

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Email samantha.mythen@starmedia.

kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday

Pottery Social Night

Wednesday, 7-9.30pm

Are you hooked on pottery?

This is an opportunity for you to

work alongside others on your

own pottery projects. Tuition

is not provided. There are two

working electric wheels, benches

and some equipment to share.

Take your own clay, glazes,

tools and ideas. $5 donation per

session (cash only). Email Nikki

to book a spot artatsumnerhub@

gmail.com

Sumner Hub, 57 Nayland St

Sumner

Creative Wednesdays

Wednesday, 11.30am-2.30pm

All welcome and you can

come and go as you please. This

group is focused on bringing

people together and getting

creative, no matter what level

your art practice is, beginner or

expert. Go along to this event to

make connections and express

yourself freely. Occurring every

Wednesday.

The Rock, 10 Wakefield Ave,

Sumner

Heathcote Community

Morning Tea

Wednesday, 10am-12pm

Everyone is invited to pop in

for a cuppa, some fresh baking

and to get to know some of

the locals. Occurring every

Wednesday.

Heathcote Community Centre

Sumner Silver Band

Thursday, 7-8.30pm

All are welcome to attend

the band’s regular rehearsals

to either just listen or to

become part of the band. They

can provide instruments and

encourage returning players of

all ages. Phone Peter Croft for

more information 3849 534.

Redcliffs School, Beachville Rd

Pest Free Banks Peninsula

Thursday, 11am-4pm

Tim is there to answer any

questions you may have about

this “collaborative programme

designed to protect and enhance

biodiversity on the Peninsula

through the widespread

eradication of animal pests.”

Happening every Thursday at

the same time.

Akaroa Library

Diamond Harbour Camera

Club Exhibition

Friday, Saturday and Sunday,

10am-4pm

Every year members of

Diamond Harbour Camera

Club make a field trip into

Christchurch, witnessing and

recording the fast-changing

Spring Pea Straw Sales, Saturday, 9am-1pm. An annual fundraiser organised by the

Ferrymead Lions Club. Proceeds raised from the sales will be donated to causes such as

the Living Springs camp for children with cancer, Diabetes Christchurch, and Blind Low

Vision New Zealand Guide Dogs. Further pea straw will be up for sale on September 4 at

The Princess Margaret Hospital and on the corner of Ramahana and Centaurus Rds. This

week’s sales will be held in Sumner opposite the Surf Club, as well as at the Redcliffs end

of McCormacks Bay Rd.

city landscape year-on-year.

Through these annual recovery

walks documented in the

exhibition, Rebuild Refocused its

photographers have discovered

hidden alleyways full of colour

emerging onto wide, paved and

planted social spaces flanked by

new, innovative buildings and

the few period buildings still

standing tall. The exhibition

features images of architecture

both new and old, vivid street

art, colourful lit night scenes,

and the plantings of the

cityscape. Go along to their

exhibition – open also on public

holidays and showing until the

end of August.

Stoddart Cottage, Diamond

Harbour

Sumner Bridge Club

Monday 7.15pm, Wednesday

1pm

For fun, friendly and

competitive bridge. If you have

any questions, send an email to

sumnerbridgeclub@gmail.com

57 Dryden St, Sumner

Coffee and Conversations

Monday, 10.30am

Sumner Bays Union Trust

host Tea and Talk. Join in for

a social morning with free

hot drinks and snacks. Make

yourself comfortable and spend

some time talking to other

members of the community and

your local librarians. Everyone

welcome.

Matuku Takotako: Sumner

Centre

Lyttelton Harbour TimeBank

Drop-in Session

Tuesday, 10am-12pm

The Lyttelton Harbour

TimeBank exists to help build

a stronger, more connected

harbour community. Come in

for a chat – get help with joining

or managing your account,

posting an offer or request, or

anything else.

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New identity looms for Kia Carnival

IN THE YEARS I’ve been writing

about automobiles, only on

very rare occasions has a badge

changed. Most car makers are

very keen to keep their brand

identity intact and protect their

image even if the design is many

years old.

It came as some surprise then

that Kia is in the process of

changing its logo, the new design

is more stylised and abstract

than before and is certainly a

departure from the original

and it is now a genuine point of

difference.

So, take a good look, is this

Carnival the last Kia I drive with

the old badge? I don’t know,

but what I do know is that even

though it is about to get a new

point of identity, it still shares

the concept that it has made it a

people mover of choice for many

families and service providers.

The Carnival multi-purpose

vehicle has been around for

many years, it has been a popular

seven or eight-seater and the new

model hasn’t lost sight of that

original concept, it is versatile and

practical, yet it also has dynamics

which often disguise its bulk and

concept.

The Carnival arrives here

with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder

turbocharged R-series diesel

engine that has earned itself a

healthy reputation for power

and economy in other Kia and

Hyundai models. The old V6

petrol engine that has given

faithful service throughout the

Carnival’s life is not available in

New Zealand now, diesel is all

you can get. However, to me that’s

a good thing, the R-series unit is

an absolute cracker, it is strong

and silent.

There are three specification

levels in Carnival – EX, Deluxe

and Premium. The range starts

at $59,990 and ends at $74,990

for the Premium as tested,

in-between the Deluxe sits at

$69,990.

In terms of figures, the twincamshaft,

16-valve diesel has

148kW and 440Nm power output

to consider, it is rated with a

6.5-litre per 100km combined

cycle fuel usage rating and it

accelerates to 100km/h in 8.8sec.

These are impressive figures

considering the Carnival weighs

in bulky at just over two-tonne.

Drive is channelled through an

eight-speed automatic gearbox

through to the front wheels.

Yes, the Carnival is two-wheeldrive

only, and that is one of the

reasons why it can’t be considered

a sport utility vehicle. Therein lies

further appeal, many SUVs don’t

get used to their full potential. If

you do have a need to transport

several occupants frequently,

then the Carnival will do that in

comfort and style, making full

use of its design role.

BOLD: Black wheels on the Premium model give the

Carnival a sporty look.

KIA CARNIVAL PREMIUM: Versatile eight-seater with adaptable seating configurations.

IDENTITY: Out with the old and in with the new - Kia’s

logo going forward (right).

It is also extremely practical,

the seating configurations are

many-fold, the centre row is

adaptable for easy access to the

rear, and the rear seats also fold

down deep into a cargo area for

increased interior load space.

Not only does the Carnival

have on-board versatility, access

is also easy with automatic sliding

doors on each side, and a high-lift

rear tailgate.

At the other end, the R-Series

diesel is a tireless worker, it

develops all of its power low in

the rev range at 3800rpm, and

if you take into account that the

area of peak torque lists from

1750rpm to 2750rpm, you don’t

need to constantly work the

engine, it is happy slugging it out

at low revs.

Power through the

transmission is well harnessed.

Shifts are quick and smooth,

while the ratios are structured

for that healthy acceleration time

and the ability to sip fuel gently

at open road speed – 6l/100km at

100km/h with the engine turning

over slowly at just 1650rpm. The

driver can also choose an active

economical driving mode that

eases the load on the engine for

fuel efficiency gains. Take into

account as well the Carnival’s

72-litre fuel tank, long distances

can be travelled before fill-ups are

necessary.

In Premium specification, the

Carnival is fully loaded with

kit, much of it new-generation

equipment. There’s also a healthy

level of safety kit, both passive

and active.

Features for convenience and

comfort include full leather trim,

satellite navigation, triple-zone

climate control, electric seat

adjustment (also heated and

cooled up front), heated steering

wheel and reversing camera. All

of these features are included

in an ultra-modern interior

that relies heavily on operation

through the central dash touch

screen command centre.

I took the test car on my

normal inland route – State

Highway 72 – the scenic route

through to Glenroy. At both low

and cruising speeds, the Carnival

has quiet motion and a beautiful

ride, the front-strut and multiplelink

rear suspension has soft

spring and damper rates and, as

such, they absorb ruts and bumps

well. That along with the strongly

bolstered seat cushioning means

the ride is more than plush.

• Price – Kia Carnival

Premium, $74,990

• Dimensions – Length,

5155mm; width, 1995mm;

height, 1775mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

front-wheeldrive,

2151cc, 148kW,

440Nm, eight-speed

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• Performance – 0-100km/h,

8.8sec

• Fuel usage – 6.5l/100km

There is a little trade-off when

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The Carnival is large, which

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get around a corner in the first

instance. The body leans over

the suspension thanks to its tall

centre of gravity; however, the

weight transfer is gradual and

doesn’t affect vehicle balance.

There aren’t a lot of vehicles of

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However, Kia has stuck with

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