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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />

Connecting Your Local Community<br />

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School board decides:<br />

Old oak trees to stay<br />

• By Fiona Ellis<br />

A CLUSTER of 10 oak trees<br />

nearly a century old have been<br />

given a reprieve from the axe after<br />

plans to fell them failed to gain<br />

sufficient support.<br />

The trees, planted at Halswell<br />

School by the School Rd fence<br />

line in the mid-1920s, were to be<br />

removed to build an astroturf play<br />

area pending the approval of the<br />

school community.<br />

The survey showed 61 per cent<br />

of the parents, senior pupils and<br />

School Rd residents who took<br />

part, voting to move ahead with<br />

the plan.<br />

However, this did not meet the<br />

75 per cent approval threshold set<br />

by the school board of trustees in<br />

order to remove the trees.<br />

Originally just four trees were<br />

considered for removal.<br />

However, an arborist report<br />

stated this would weaken the<br />

remaining trees and pose a<br />

danger.<br />

It recommended that no trees<br />

be removed, but said removing<br />

all 10 trees was preferable to<br />

removing only some of them.<br />

• Turn to page 5<br />

LIVING ON: Trees at Halswell School by the School Rd fence line will not be removed to build a new play area.<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />

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WESTERN NEWS<br />

Dog owners hit the parks and pavements<br />

with their best friends last week, making<br />

the most of the late-winter sunshine and<br />

extra time many found they had under the<br />

Covid-19 level 4 lockdown. Reporter<br />

Fiona Ellis was there with her camera.<br />

Lottie, Stella, 16, and Lulu get some fresh air<br />

with owner Mike Pero in Burnside Park.<br />

Robyn teaching eight-month-old Millie how<br />

to play fetch in Avonhead.<br />

Avonhead’s Elise (left) and Deb Batt with<br />

Figgy.<br />

Ronald and Dumpling out for a stroll in Avonhead Park.<br />

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WESTERN NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1 3<br />

Leaking water top concern<br />

• By Fiona Ellis<br />

DEALING WITH leaky water<br />

supplies and damaged bins,<br />

as well as issues relating to<br />

residential property files, are<br />

the top three concerns for the<br />

Fendalton-Waimairi-<br />

Harewood Community Board<br />

area.<br />

A ticket report has revealed a<br />

breakdown of issues that residents<br />

have contacted the city<br />

council about between June 19<br />

and July 18.<br />

In that time, 1639 tickets, or<br />

jobs, were completed within an<br />

average of 3.2 days.<br />

Issues fell in a range of<br />

categories, including transport,<br />

wheelie bins, graffiti, and three<br />

waters council assets.<br />

Leaky water supplies came<br />

out on top with 167 tickets,<br />

while damaged bins was second<br />

with 159 tickets and residential<br />

property files third with 158<br />

tickets.<br />

Phone, email and walk-ins<br />

were the most common way<br />

residents chose to contact the<br />

council, at 55 per cent.<br />

Meanwhile, 31 per cent used<br />

Hybris Online and the remaining<br />

14 per cent used Snap Send<br />

Solve.<br />

Megan Woods<br />

MP for Wigram<br />

We are renovating!<br />

My office will be undertaking<br />

renovations starting Monday 19 th<br />

July. My team and I will be working<br />

remotely during this time.<br />

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At the conclusion of the<br />

report in July, 429 tickets<br />

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ISSUES:<br />

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supplies and<br />

damaged<br />

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residents in<br />

the Fendalton-<br />

Waimairi-<br />

Harewood<br />

Community<br />

Board area.<br />

Number of tickets (issues)<br />

reported in the Fendalton-<br />

Waimairi-Harewood<br />

Community Board area<br />

between June 19 and July<br />

18:<br />

1 Leak (water supply) – 167<br />

2 Damaged bins – 159<br />

3 Residential property<br />

files – 158<br />

4 Bin not collected – 125<br />

5 Residential LIM – 90<br />

6 Missing bins – 79<br />

7 Road asset (footpath,<br />

road, furniture) – 66<br />

8 Litter (road) - 60<br />

9 Tree (road) – 54<br />

10 Graffiti – 35<br />

In Brief<br />

SUMMER FUNDING<br />

THe Fendalton-Waimairi-<br />

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gatherings being held in its<br />

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2<strong>02</strong>1, and March 31, 2<strong>02</strong>2,<br />

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Applications for funding close<br />

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Primary School is up and<br />

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community, including the<br />

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The project aims to reduce<br />

waste and help to fertilise the<br />

garden.<br />

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South Hornby School is<br />

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4 Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

August 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />

WESTERN NEWS<br />

Commitment,<br />

Achievement,<br />

Resilience,<br />

Respect<br />

Cluster to<br />

accelerate<br />

learning<br />

Kia ora koutou. Talofa. Kia Orana. Malo e lelei. Bula Vinaka.<br />

Fakaalofa atu. Namaste. Kumusta. Haere mai haere mai ki<br />

Te Kura Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka. Warm greetings to the<br />

Hornby High School community.<br />

Have you heard of Uru Mānuka? That is the name for our<br />

Kāhui Ako, our cluster of eight schools that work together<br />

to create coherent learning pathways for tamariki from ECE<br />

through to the end of secondary school. We are:<br />

• Gilberthorpes School<br />

• Hornby High School<br />

• Hornby Primary School<br />

• South Hornby School<br />

• St Bernadette’s School<br />

• Templeton Primary school<br />

• Wigram Primary school<br />

• Yaldhurst Model School<br />

Our collective objectives cover:<br />

• Student wellbeing<br />

• Transitions through the learning journey<br />

• Cultural responsiveness<br />

• Digital Fluency<br />

It brings to mind that beautiful whakataukī:<br />

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini –<br />

My success should not be bestowed onto me alone, as it was<br />

not individual success but success of a collective.<br />

Of our eight schools, seven of us participate in the<br />

Manaiakalani Programme, a pedagogy-based programme<br />

that uses digital devices to amplify the impact of our shared<br />

pedagogy to accelerate the learning of your children. Our<br />

underlying pedagogy is ‘Learn Create Share’, and the impact<br />

of the pedagogy, and the digital devices – Chromebooks – is<br />

to accelerate progress in writing by twice national averages.<br />

We accelerate progress in reading and mathematics by one<br />

and a half times national averages.<br />

But this is not enough, and we are working collectively to<br />

improve this even further. Our focus at the moment is on<br />

reading. To this end 192 staff members from across our<br />

cluster came together to develop joint strategies to improve<br />

reading for your children. The power of consistent and<br />

coherent learning pathways and strategies across all year<br />

groups cannot be underestimated. It is a rarity in education in<br />

Aotearoa.<br />

The ‘Learn Create Share’ pedagogy supports our own school<br />

aspiration to be a centre of creative excellence. Aspirations<br />

are always lofty ambitious things. However, they provide a<br />

“pole star”, something by which we steer our ship as we head<br />

into our future. We may never be that centre, but we will<br />

aspire to get ever closer to it.<br />

The Manaiakalani Programme is central to our journey of<br />

creativity, exploration, and learning.<br />

Robin Sutton<br />

Tumuaki<br />

The Community Adventure for<br />

the Graeme Dingle Foundation<br />

Stars-opoly is all about exploring<br />

the opportunities in the school<br />

and community and learning what<br />

organisations there are in the<br />

community to explore.<br />

The Community Adventure<br />

aims to connect young people<br />

with their community by giving<br />

them the opportunity to explore<br />

resources and supports through<br />

interviews and challenges.<br />

Groups have two hours to<br />

complete a series of challenges<br />

across a Monopoly-style board,<br />

designed to simulate their<br />

school journey and connections<br />

with their community.<br />

Stars is a 12-month interactive<br />

programme that supports,<br />

motivates and positively<br />

reinforces Year 9 students.<br />

Research shows that Stars<br />

helps strengthen the sense of<br />

Camp challenges students<br />

“What are my next steps?” is a<br />

question often asked by many<br />

students here at Hornby High School,<br />

especially those in the senior school<br />

(Years 11-13). For many the next steps<br />

here at school will be the basis for<br />

their steps beyond school.<br />

For more than a decade, Hornby<br />

High School has run a camp aimed at<br />

helping our seniors be more secure<br />

in their next steps – wherever those<br />

steps take them. It is offered to all<br />

Year 12 students.<br />

The camp has several main aims:<br />

• To enable us to choose the best<br />

possible leaders for the many<br />

leadership positions here at school.<br />

• To help students be better role<br />

models to junior students.<br />

• To help students be better support<br />

those in leadership roles.<br />

• To prepare our students for<br />

whatever next steps they take in life<br />

– be those steps here at school<br />

or beyond school.<br />

The three-day camp starts<br />

Thursday and finishes early<br />

Saturday afternoon.<br />

The camp begins with a<br />

challenge, “The Great Hornby<br />

Race”, in which small groups of<br />

students are given bus fares,<br />

and then have to use the city<br />

bus system to get themselves<br />

to the camp site. On the way<br />

they have questions to answer<br />

at various points around the<br />

city – harder questions take<br />

more time, but are worth<br />

more points. Groups choose<br />

which questions to answer.<br />

They all need to be at camp<br />

by a specified time, with<br />

receipts and change equalling<br />

the money each group received. The<br />

group with the most points, on time,<br />

with the correct money “wins”. It<br />

is an exercise in time management,<br />

money management, and team coordination.<br />

At camp reshuffled groups continue<br />

with the challenges, all designed to<br />

help students discover more about<br />

themselves and how to work best<br />

with others, with some finding the<br />

impromptu speech the largest hurdle.<br />

We also have time for unwinding<br />

and getting to know each other with<br />

our bonfire night a highlight. Past/<br />

community in schools by bringing<br />

younger and older students<br />

together. The Graeme Dingle<br />

Foundation aims to inspire all<br />

school-age children to reach their<br />

full potential through programmes<br />

current school student leaders and<br />

senior staff attend and share their<br />

experiences. Senior hospitality<br />

students gain valuable experience by<br />

running the kitchen and feeding the<br />

participants.<br />

The camp has become part of<br />

Hornby’s school culture. It is<br />

completely run by Hornby High School<br />

staff. A big thanks must go to Blue<br />

Skies Camp in Kaiapoi who provide a<br />

great venue for us.<br />

Pupils build community links with Stars-opoly event<br />

Smoothie anyone? Sports<br />

Canterbury’s bike in action during<br />

Stars-opoly at Hornby High School.<br />

Music making with City Libraries.<br />

Some of the activities undertaken at the<br />

Next Steps Camp.<br />

First aid training with St John.<br />

that build self-esteem and<br />

promote good values, and<br />

which teach valuable life,<br />

education and health skills.<br />

Current programmes include<br />

Kiwi Can, Project K, and Stars.<br />

This year’s event at Hornby High<br />

School was a huge success with<br />

25 organisations participating.<br />

The main aims for the students<br />

for the day were to:<br />

1. Define community and<br />

explore their relationship to<br />

community<br />

2. Explore services, opportunities<br />

and supports available within their<br />

community<br />

3. Apply a range of skills which<br />

connect them to community –<br />

communication, problem solving<br />

and team work.<br />

Highlights on the day were<br />

the smoothie bike from the<br />

Green Prescription from Sports<br />

Canterbury; the search and rescue<br />

lads and dog from LandSAR; the<br />

music making from the CCC libraries;<br />

and rugby drills from NZ Rugby, to<br />

name a few.<br />

We were very lucky to have ex-<br />

Hornby High students and ex-Star<br />

Mentors attend and share what they<br />

love. Shardey who is now working<br />

at “What Now” had some “goo”<br />

for the students to experience, and<br />

Hannah-Mae was back with Paris<br />

sharing their love for St John and<br />

how to save lives using CPR.


WESTERN NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1 5<br />

Old oak trees granted<br />

a reprieve by school<br />

• From page 1<br />

Board chairman Rob Dixon said<br />

the importance of the decision meant<br />

the board chose to consult the school<br />

community.<br />

“This included providing them with<br />

all available reports to allow for the most<br />

informed decision possible,”<br />

Dixon said.<br />

The play area was planned to<br />

be 32m long by 20m wide and<br />

be bordered by native plants to<br />

replace the oak trees.<br />

Creating it was one way the<br />

school proposed to spend a<br />

$400,000 Government school<br />

investment package.<br />

This needed to be allocated by<br />

the end of the year in order for the<br />

school to retain funding.<br />

“The money tagged for this will go<br />

towards other projects around the school,”<br />

Dixon said.<br />

Principal Stuart Cameron said the<br />

school had an expanding roll of more than<br />

700 pupils, and the astroturf court aimed<br />

to provide more space for them to play<br />

in winter.<br />

Stuart<br />

Cameron<br />

“The area proposed is underutilised<br />

for playing compared to the rest of the<br />

school.”<br />

He denied that online criticisim of<br />

the plan was behind the move to put<br />

the decision in the hands of the school<br />

community.<br />

“First and foremost in all<br />

decisions made is the best interest<br />

of the students.”<br />

Parents who recently talked to<br />

<strong>Western</strong> <strong>News</strong> about the plan to<br />

remove the trees were divided.<br />

“I’m fine with that. They’re<br />

planning to put a court there. It’s<br />

for the children,” Jex said.<br />

“It looks good, what they’re<br />

planning on doing,” Nicole said.<br />

Junghyun said he would be sad<br />

to see historic trees go.<br />

Emily said that as the trees were<br />

expected to live another 15-25 years<br />

according to the arborist report, they were<br />

likely to outlive the proposed synthetic<br />

court.<br />

“It’s just a really bad message to send to<br />

kids, with the climate crisis, that it’s okay<br />

to chop down 10 large trees.”<br />

Outward Bound<br />

‘transformational’<br />

CHALLENGING:<br />

Hornby High<br />

School’s Mijieli<br />

Okusi (left)<br />

and Mairehau<br />

High School’s<br />

Samantha<br />

Fawcett-Kay were<br />

among those who<br />

took part in youth<br />

Outward Bound<br />

course Takere. ​<br />

“EDDY”, a much adored 10 month<br />

old Tabby was rushed to McMaster<br />

& Heap vets on a Sunday, after<br />

alerting his owners that something<br />

was up when he hopped on their<br />

bed early one morning and started<br />

moaning loudly. One of the owners<br />

had worked as a nurse for us, so she<br />

didn’t waste time in getting Eddy<br />

seen. Steve Heap was called in when<br />

it was clear there was a severe injury<br />

to Eddy’s right eye.<br />

McMaster & Heap<br />

Veterinary practice<br />

Sad case of animal abuse<br />

The lens material was removed by<br />

a machine that performs cataract<br />

surgery - A Phacoemulsification<br />

Machine. The eye was irrigated and<br />

the corneal wound sutured carefully.<br />

Then the eye was reinflated. X-rays<br />

performed identified the slug pellet<br />

and Steve realised he’d been shot<br />

through the eye. The bullet was<br />

lodged in a downward angle, and it<br />

blew out the animal’s lens, meaning<br />

Eddy would have been looking<br />

directly at the offender at close<br />

range.<br />

Suffice to say Eddy is recuperating<br />

excellently being cared for round the<br />

clock by his dedicated owners. Steve<br />

thinks the surgical eye is comfortable<br />

and Eddy is back to his crazed, manic<br />

antics. He won’t see in the eye but<br />

we are hoping he gets to keep his<br />

eye. Once his eye is stable and he’s<br />

recovered , a second surgery would<br />

be advised to remove the slug pellet<br />

that sits very close to his cervical<br />

spine.<br />

Dr Michele McMaster<br />

TAKING PART in Outward Bound’s<br />

Takere youth course was a complete<br />

change of mindset, according to Mairehau<br />

High School student Samantha Fawcett.<br />

“I now am ready and keen to do<br />

anything . . . and to always think about the<br />

positive not the negative,” Samantha said.<br />

She and Hornby High School student<br />

Mijieli Okusi spoke about their experience<br />

of the Anakiwa course during an event<br />

celebrating those who participated.<br />

In July 14 secondary students from Canterbury<br />

took part. The course was one of<br />

13 involving 111 schools nationally.<br />

Mijieli said meeting new people was the<br />

best aspect of completing the course.<br />

The activities were fun but difficult, especially<br />

the kayaking and tramping, she said.<br />

“It was a wonderful opportunity. I’m<br />

honoured to have been selected to go to it.”<br />

Other pupils came from Avonside Girls’<br />

High School, Catholic Cathedral College,<br />

Haeata Community Campus, Hillmorton<br />

High School, Linwood College, and<br />

Kaiapoi High School.<br />

Samantha did not know much about<br />

Outward Bound before she went but felt it<br />

was such a good opportunity she “had to<br />

take it up”.<br />

“It was amazing,” she said.<br />

“It was physically challenging for me . . .<br />

but I overcame those challenges and found<br />

strategies to stay positive.”<br />

While at Outward Bound Samantha<br />

said she learned a lot about setting goals.<br />

“I thought a lot about my values and<br />

how I need to set goals and to stay<br />

motivated.”<br />

Outward Bound has been running<br />

courses to develop youth leadership and<br />

personal skills for 59 years. Since the<br />

school’s inception in 1962, more than<br />

65,000 New Zealanders have attended.<br />

Outward Bound chief executive Malindi<br />

MacLean said most students find the<br />

course transformational.<br />

“For the majority of our schools<br />

programme students, Outward Bound is<br />

three weeks of ‘firsts’.<br />

“They tell us that the course provides<br />

a safe, encouraging and stimulating<br />

environment in which they can . . . push<br />

the boundaries of what they believe they<br />

can achieve.”<br />

When Steve saw Eddy, he identified<br />

a ruptured right eye with a large<br />

piece of lens protruding through<br />

the cornea. This would have been<br />

excruciatingly painful. A penetrating<br />

eye injury was suspected but the<br />

cause was not initially apparent. He<br />

was immediately anaesthetised,<br />

placed on intravenous fluids and<br />

given pain medications. Steve<br />

became suspicious of a slug pellet<br />

injury due to the unusual corneal<br />

injury and the fact the lens had<br />

totally exploded! Steve hadn’t seen<br />

anything like this in 30 years of<br />

Ophthalmology practice.<br />

Open 7 days<br />

Cnr Hoon Hay & Coppell place<br />

phone 338 2534, Fax 339 8624<br />

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McMaster & Heap


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WESTERN NEWS<br />

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Intensive housing concerns residents<br />

• By Fiona Ellis<br />

GREATER HORNBY Residents<br />

Association members voiced<br />

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housing density at a recent city<br />

council briefing on the subject in<br />

Riccarton.<br />

Hornby currently has an average<br />

13.4 households per hectare,<br />

but association chairman Marc<br />

Duff said this could be set to increase<br />

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The city council has until<br />

August 2<strong>02</strong>2 to bring its planning<br />

regulations in line with the<br />

Government’s urban development<br />

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Examples of intensification<br />

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seven two-storey units.<br />

Residents were worried about<br />

the changes, Duff said.<br />

“We’ve been getting concerns<br />

every day.”<br />

Intensification should take<br />

place in the central city, where<br />

people would live near their<br />

work, he said.<br />

It would not suit suburban<br />

areas such as Hornby.<br />

More people would mean<br />

more traffic, and the roads and<br />

infrastructure in Hornby were<br />

in no condition to support this,<br />

he said.<br />

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buildings could be at least six<br />

storeys high if they were near<br />

transport links.<br />

Transport was undefined, and<br />

bus stops might fall within this<br />

category, which would mean<br />

“real change” for Hornby, he<br />

said.<br />

The association was writing<br />

to the city council, which they<br />

wanted to address their concerns<br />

in writing.<br />

“We’re forming that letter<br />

now.”<br />

However, there may not be a<br />

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Email<br />

fiona.ellis@starmedia.kiwi<br />

to share your thoughts<br />

on the issue of housing<br />

intensification.<br />

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government.”<br />

“It’s now up to the residents<br />

association and residents to<br />

lobby their MPs.”<br />

The association wanted to<br />

hold a meeting with MPs to talk<br />

GROWING<br />

CONCERN:<br />

Greater<br />

Hornby<br />

Residents<br />

Association<br />

chairman<br />

Marc Duff (left)<br />

and member<br />

Ross Houliston<br />

at an Amyes<br />

Rd location<br />

where seven<br />

two-storey<br />

units are<br />

being built.<br />

PHOTO:<br />

GEOFF SLOAN ​<br />

about their concerns, although<br />

this was still to be planned, he<br />

said.<br />

City council head of planning<br />

and strategic transport David<br />

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policy impacted on what could<br />

be done at a local and regional<br />

level.<br />

“We know residential intensification<br />

is a concern for<br />

Christchurch residents.”<br />

“This roadshow is the start<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1 9<br />

Overcoming demons to help those<br />

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Wayne Gibson’s battle<br />

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people with disabilities<br />

and mental illnesses<br />

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The PEEEP Trust yard<br />

manager speaks to<br />

reporter Bea Gooding<br />

about finding your voice<br />

in the face of adversity<br />

WAYNE GIBSON is still healing<br />

from the wounds that depression<br />

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1990s – Gibson has learned to<br />

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of it a better person.<br />

It is a message of hope he<br />

now instils in the volunteers<br />

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mental illness or disability.<br />

The People Empowerment and<br />

Environmental Enhancement<br />

FRESH START: After turning his own life around, PEEEP yard manager Wayne Gibson now<br />

helps others.<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

Programme is a safe space for<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1 11<br />

‘I was a broken man’<br />

• From page 9<br />

As yard manager, Gibson loves<br />

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future jobs from the<br />

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put my father hat on,” and vice<br />

versa.<br />

“It’s great, we’re more like best<br />

friends and we work really well<br />

together as a team,” Gibson said.<br />

“We don’t bring any issues we<br />

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the volunteers to pick up any<br />

negative vibes.”<br />

A growing reputation has<br />

meant the number of referrals<br />

has climbed, with many more on<br />

the waiting list.<br />

Along with the trustees, the<br />

team of three-to-four staff work<br />

alongside eight volunteers at a<br />

time.<br />

Gibson has always been a<br />

“people person at heart,” but<br />

empowering others to find their<br />

voices for the first time made all<br />

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“They don’t know it, but I get a<br />

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Having been encouraged by<br />

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family to take on a leadership<br />

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“My self-esteem was a bit low<br />

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The macho mentality expected<br />

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Gibson could spend all day<br />

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MAJOR HOSPITALITY player<br />

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a foothold west of the CBD<br />

after finalising the purchase of<br />

Craythorne’s Hotel in Halswell.<br />

It owns and operates the<br />

venues Fat Eddies, Original<br />

Sin, Kong, The Bog and The<br />

Bealey Quarter, and group<br />

managing director Max Bremner<br />

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Craythorne’s had been on the<br />

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by group<br />

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general manager<br />

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adjoining hotel and the bottle<br />

store which occupy the site at the<br />

corner of Halswell and Nicholls<br />

Rds.<br />

“Our plan is to operate each<br />

business as usual while we get<br />

to know the community and do<br />

local research,” Pritchard said.<br />

“It’s important for us to get the<br />

redevelopment right and give<br />

the community what they want.<br />

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We’d like to provide an extension<br />

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changes from early next year.<br />

“It’s not in our plans to bowl<br />

the building over, it’s how we can<br />

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it to make it work,” she said.<br />

An outdoor area to “maximise<br />

the sun” is expected to be among<br />

the initial modifications.<br />

Craythorne’s location ensured<br />

it was a target for the group’s<br />

sixth hospitality venture.<br />

“We have recognised the<br />

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Christchurch as the largest and<br />

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site,” Pritchard said.<br />

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challenging times.”<br />

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investment companies in the<br />

South Island, with assets valued<br />

at more than $50 million.<br />

It currently employs 180 staff,<br />

including 35 inherited from<br />

Craythorne’s.<br />

The hotel stands on the site of<br />

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Warming casseroles<br />

to fend off winter<br />

With a week or<br />

two of winter still<br />

with us, this tangy<br />

tomato and lamb<br />

casserole would<br />

be a welcome<br />

dish on a cold<br />

day<br />

Lamb and tomato<br />

casserole<br />

Serves 3<br />

Ingredients<br />

3 lamb leg fillet or shoulder<br />

chops (browned)<br />

2 tbsp olive oil<br />

1 large onion<br />

1 400gm tomatoes (any<br />

flavour)<br />

1 lamb Oxo cube<br />

Cracked pepper to taste<br />

1 teaspoon sugar<br />

1 heaped teaspoon<br />

oregano<br />

40gm tasty cheese<br />

55gm breadcrumbs<br />

(wholemeal is best)<br />

27gm butter (melted)<br />

Directions<br />

Line ovenproof dish with<br />

2 thicknesses of non-stick<br />

tin foil.<br />

Place browned leg fillets/<br />

chops into dish, put onions<br />

over top of meat, then pour<br />

tomatoes/Oxo cube/peppercorns/sugar/oregano<br />

over onions, then<br />

cover with cheese/breadcrumbs/butter.<br />

Bake, uncovered, at 140<br />

deg C for 2½ hours.<br />

Steak stew<br />

Ingredients<br />

2 tablespoons olive oil<br />

Stews and casseroles make a hearty mid-winter<br />

meal.<br />

1kg sirloin steak, diced<br />

Salt and freshly ground<br />

black pepper, to taste<br />

1 medium onion, diced<br />

2 large carrots, peeled and<br />

diced<br />

2 celery ribs, diced<br />

3 cloves garlic, minced<br />

250gm mushrooms,<br />

halved<br />

3 tablespoons all-purpose<br />

flour<br />

2 tablespoons tomato<br />

paste<br />

1/2 cup dry red wine<br />

2 1/2 cups beef stock<br />

4 sprigs fresh thyme<br />

2 bay leaves<br />

1 large potato, peeled and<br />

cut in 1cm chunks<br />

2 tablespoons chopped<br />

fresh parsley leaves<br />

Directions<br />

Heat olive oil in a large<br />

fry pan on medium heat.<br />

Season steak with 1 teaspoon<br />

salt and 1/2 teaspoon<br />

pepper.<br />

Working in batches, add<br />

steak to the fry pan and<br />

cook, stirring occasionally,<br />

until evenly browned, about<br />

6-8min; set aside.<br />

Add onion, carrots and<br />

celery. Cook, stirring occasionally,<br />

until tender, about<br />

3-4min.<br />

Add garlic and mushrooms,<br />

and cook, stirring<br />

occasionally, until tender<br />

and browned, about<br />

3-4min.<br />

Whisk in flour and<br />

tomato paste until lightly<br />

browned, about 1 minute.<br />

Stir in wine, scraping any<br />

browned bits from the bottom<br />

of the fry pan.<br />

Stir in beef stock, thyme,<br />

bay leaves and steak. Bring<br />

to a boil; reduce heat and<br />

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Stir in potato; simmer<br />

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and stew has thickened,<br />

about 20min.<br />

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thyme sprigs and bay<br />

leaves. Stir in parsley;<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

WESTERN NEWS<br />

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*Star Max — The Star, Bay Harbour <strong>News</strong>, Selwyn Times, North Canterbury <strong>News</strong>


WESTERN NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1 19<br />

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

WESTERN NEWS<br />

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WESTERN NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1 21<br />

Think new friends<br />

in every neighbour.<br />

Summerset at Avonhead<br />

03 357 32<strong>02</strong> | summerset.co.nz/avonhead<br />

For the latest information on visiting our villages please call the village,<br />

or visit summerset.co.nz/covid-19<br />

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22 Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

WESTERN NEWS<br />

Brand-new<br />

serviced<br />

apartments<br />

available now!<br />

Summerset at Avonhead have a stunning range of brand-new serviced<br />

apartments available now!*<br />

Nestled in the beautiful suburb of Avonhead, our newest Christchurch<br />

village offers relaxed retirement living with easy access to<br />

supermarkets and shopping centres.<br />

Our serviced apartments are some of the largest available in the<br />

market, offering light and spacious open plan living, a kitchenette<br />

and separate double bedroom with a large ensuite.<br />

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designed to create the perfect balance between independence<br />

and services to support your needs.<br />

Free from the hassles of upkeep and ongoing maintenance,<br />

our homes are all about stress-free living, where time is yours to live<br />

the life you choose.<br />

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touch with Anne today on 03 357 32<strong>02</strong> or visit summerset.co.nz<br />

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Get in touch today!<br />

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120 Hawthornden Road, Avonhead<br />

Call Anne on 03 357 32<strong>02</strong> or visit<br />

summerset.co.nz to find out more<br />

For the latest information on visiting our villages please call the village, or visit summerset.co.nz/covid-19


WESTERN NEWS Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1 23<br />

Love the Summerset life<br />

Love the Choice<br />

At Summerset, you’ll find a wide range of homes specifically<br />

designed for the over 70s. Choose from one of our stylish, modern,<br />

purpose-built homes, then make it your own. All our homes are<br />

designed with accessibility as a priority.<br />

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At Summerset, you can continue to live the life you choose<br />

with the added peace of mind of living in a warm and friendly<br />

community where you’ll feel completely at home.<br />

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of a thriving community, including easy access to village facilities,<br />

events, activities and community spaces. And there’s support on<br />

hand should you need it in the future.<br />

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At a Summerset village you can live fully independently or, should<br />

you need it, you can receive support and care in your own home<br />

or apartment, or in our fully certified care centre. So, if your needs<br />

change, you can be confident you’ll get the support you need<br />

without having to leave the village.*<br />

As a Summerset resident, you’ll have access to<br />

a range of community facilities, including:<br />

*Subject to availability.<br />

Divine Café<br />

Exercise room<br />

Communal vegetable<br />

gardens<br />

Residents’ bar<br />

All-weather bowling green<br />

Residents’ workshop<br />

Hair and beauty salon<br />

Swimming pool and spa pool<br />

Regular visits from<br />

health practitioners<br />

For your free information pack visit summerset.co.nz<br />

For the latest information on visiting our villages please call the village, or visit summerset.co.nz/covid-19<br />

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24 Thursday <strong>September</strong> 2 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

WESTERN NEWS<br />

Love the Community<br />

When you move into a Summerset retirement village, you’re not just moving<br />

house – you’re joining a vibrant and welcoming community where you’ll feel<br />

completely at home.<br />

Summerset homes are warm, modern, and designed with everything you<br />

could need for the perfect retirement lifestyle. And there’s no need to worry<br />

about maintenance and upkeep. We take care of the little things, so you can<br />

continue to live the life you choose.<br />

When it comes to activities and events, there’s always something happening<br />

to keep our residents involved and entertained, and you can choose to do<br />

as much or as little as you like.<br />

So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy the peace of mind of living in a warm<br />

and friendly community at Summerset at Avonhead.<br />

We have a range of homes to choose from and we’re sure there’s an option<br />

that’s right for you*. To find out more about our available homes get in touch<br />

with Anne today on 03 357 32<strong>02</strong> or visit summerset.co.nz<br />

Get in touch<br />

today!<br />

Summerset at Avonhead<br />

120 Hawthornden Road, Avonhead<br />

Call Anne on 03 357 32<strong>02</strong> or visit<br />

summerset.co.nz to find out more<br />

*Licence to occupy.<br />

Don’t miss your chance to join this vibrant community!<br />

For the latest information on visiting our villages please call the village, or visit summerset.co.nz/covid-19<br />

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