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removed to build an astroturf play

The survey showed 61 per cent

of the parents, senior pupils and

School Rd residents who took

However, this did not mee the

75 per cent approval threshold set

by the school board of trustees in

order to remove the trees.

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• By Fiona Ellis

A CLUSTER of 10 oak trees

nearly a century old have been

given a reprieve from the axe after

plans to fell them failed to gain

sufficient support.

The trees, planted at Halswell

School by the School Rd fence

area pending the approval of the

school community.

part, voting to move ahead with

the plan.

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anxiety levels

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Originally just four trees were

considered for removal.

However, an arborist report

stated this would weaken the

remaining trees and pose a

danger.

It recommended that no trees

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• By Fiona Ellis

FOR MOTHER-of-four Alisha

Truman, the shift to Covid-19

alert level 3 was the chance to take

a well-earned break from cooking.

She and partner Josh Taylor

joined the queue that backed up

outside McDonald’s Linwood

yesterday as city residents flocked

for their first fast food fix in a

fortnight.

The 45min wait to collect her

Mates Hunger Buster and four

cheeseburger combos was well

worth it, she said.

Cafes, restaurants and takeaways

are open at alert level 3, but

only for contactless pick-up, delivery

or drive through.

Shops, such as hardware stores,

can also open for contactless

pick-up and delivery but customers

cannot be on the premises —

unless it is a supermarket, dairy,

butcher, fishmonger, greengrocer,

petrol station, pharmacy or permitted

health service.

Food delivery services, such as

GIMME and Uber Eats, can also

operate at alert level 3.

During alert level 4, Truman

had done plenty of baking and

cooking for her bubble, which also

included Taylor and a boarder

who lived with the couple.

“It’s been non-stop in the

kitchen,” she said.

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FAST FOOD: Mother-of-four Alisha Truman headed to McDonald’s Linwood with Josh Taylor for a fuss-free meal.

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LEOPARD SEAL sightings

have spiked on beaches

during the level 4 lockdown.

Three different leopard

seals were spotted at New

Brighton, north of the

Waimairi surf club and at

Woodend.

Leopardseals.dot.org

founder Dr Krista van der

Linde said it was not unusual

for the marine mammals

to be sighted around New

Zealand’s coast at this time

of year.

But she said it seemed

more people were out and

about to see them.

“With limited exercise that

people can do indoors and

gyms being closed, I guess

that pushes more people

out and about to do their

walks in nature, and so we

are getting a lot more people

being able to report than . . .

before, which is really great.”

These citizen science

reports were crucial for

researchers, van der Linde

said.

“Our whole research team

really relies on New Zealand

citizen scientists, basically

SNOOZING: People have been enjoying leopard

seal-spotting at local beaches. (This photo was taken

with a telephoto lens to obey DOC safe distancing

advice from the seal, and distances may appear

closer than it is). PHOTO: JULIE CHANDELIER

people around New Zealand

who keep us running and

keep bringing all these

sightings in – they are really

valuable to us.”

Van der Linde said sightings

around the Christchurch

coast appeared to be increasing,

although Dunedin

remained the leopard seal

hotspot.

“I guess it [Christchurch]

is only a little bit further

up the coast from there

[Dunedin], so whether that

will keep increasing over the

years, we are not too sure.

“It is also quite hard to

tease out – is it a population

thing, is it that more people

are out and about that they

are seeing more, or is it that


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visits by leopard seals

they have always been there?

“That is kind of the hard

question.”

Anyone who sees a leopard

seal should keep their

distance – about 20m away,

for the animal’s safety and

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own – leopard seals can be

dangerous if they attack.

Canterbury photographer

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she’d been lucky enough

to visit one of the leopard

seals while it was at New

Brighton.

It had been attracting lots

of “excited” visitors, but she

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had been edging closer to

it, within the safe perimeter

distance.

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people getting too close

today, including young

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Major projects delayed due to Covid restrictions

THE COVID-19 lockdown has

pushed out completion dates

for the Te Pae Christchurch

Convention Centre and the

Parakiore Recreation and Sport

Centre.

Te Pae was due to open in

October, but the opening has

been delayed as specialists

needed to complete the facility

are unable to travel from the

A BRITISH newspaper has

apologised and paid damages to

Christchurch-born cricketer Ben

Stokes and his mother Deborah

after running a front page story

in 2019 about a past family

tragedy.

At the time Ben Stokes condemned

The Sun for running

the story calling the newspaper’s

decision as “utterly disgusting”

and the “lowest form of journalism”

in a social media post.

The decision to publish this

article was a decision to expose,

and to profit from exposing

intensely private and painful

matters within our family,” said

Deborah Stokes, who lives in

Christchurch.

The suffering caused to our

family by the publication of this

article is something we cannot

forgive.

“Ben and I can take no pleasure

in concluding this settlement

with The Sun.

Stokes, one of the world’s

best allrounders, has played all

of his international cricket for

England, where he was brought

up when his parents, Ged and

Deborah, lived there.

Ged, who died of cancer in

December last year, played

professional rugby league in

England. A former Kiwi, he had

been a longtime club player in

Christchurch.

Said Deborah of the decision:

“We can only hope that our

actions in holding the paper

North Island. “This is a large

facility and we’re unlikely to be

able to host the most complex

events, such as big conferences

and exhibitions, this year but

we are optimistic of holding

meetings and banquets before

Christmas,” Otakaro Ltd chief

executive John Bridgman said.

“It’s been a tough year and we

are really hoping to end it on a

Stokes family gets apology,

damages from UK newspaper

AWARDED DAMAGES: Ben Stokes with mother Deborah and late father Ged at

Christchurch Airport in 2017.

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to account will leave a lasting

mark, and one that will

contribute to prevent other

families from having to suffer

the same pain as was inflicted

on our family by this article.”

The Sun told the BBC at the

time it had received the cooperation

of a family member.

The Sun’s statement read: “On

17 September 2019 we published

a story titled ‘Tragedy that

Haunts Stokes’ Family’ which

described a tragic incident that

positive note by hosting some

festive season events at our

impressive new venue.”

The 2021 Smart Christchurch

Innovation Expo, scheduled

for October 31 and November

1, was set to be one of the first

events at Te Pae.

Expo organiser and Smart

Christchurch manager Michael

Healy said they are working

had occurred to Deborah Stokes,

the mother of Ben Stokes, in

New Zealand in 1988. The article

caused great distress to the

Stokes family, and especially to

Deborah Stokes. We should not

have published the article. We

apologise to Deborah and Ben

Stokes. We have agreed to pay

them damages and their legal

costs.”

Stokes is currently on indefinite

leave from cricket to “prioritise

his mental well-being”.

to reschedule the expo to early

2022.

“We are determined to

proceed with the expo at Te Pae

and are currently in discussions

about locking in some new

dates,’’ he said.

The sports centre will not be

completed until at least two

months after the pre-lockdown

target of the end of 2022.

It is understood that a variety

of cricket pressures on the

30-year-old and his father’s

death culminated in the decision.

Stokes was in India, playing

for Rajasthan Royals, at his

father’s behest; when Ged died.

Owing to Covid regulations

Stokes was unable to attend

the funeral in Christchurch

and, like so many others in

a similar situation, unable to

mourn.

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Under the proposed Three

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• From page 1

“It’s absolutely something I’ve

missed [because] I don’t have to

cook.”

McDonald’s spokesman

Simon Kenny said most of the 85

re-opened restaurants saw this

initial rush of eager customers.

“We’ve had reports that it got

pretty busy through lunchtime,”

he said.

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The coffee was nice but even

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It was good to be able to get on

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• By Susan Sandys

STAFF AT Smiths City emerged

yesterday from the isolation of

lockdown to go back to what

they love doing most – serving

customers.

Eagerly anticipating the introduction

of level 3 since Prime

Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed

the level shift on Monday,

management and team members

returned in limited numbers to

Smiths City’s 24 stores across

the country, including three in

Christchurch, in order to meet demand

for click and collect orders.

Managing director Tony

Allison said level 3 enabled

the business to do two things

it could not do in level 4. They

were selling non-essential items

and providing a contactless pickup

service.

In level 4, the business had

only been able to sell half of its

range, with the items of lounge,

dining and most bedroom

furniture deemed non-essential.

In addition, all orders had to be

delivered.

As such, lockdown had seen

business drop dramatically for

the 100 per cent New Zealandowned

company, which employs

370 staff nationwide.

On the bright side, the company’s

online store had been

busier than usual, as customers

forced to shop online supported

the store.

Allison said he expected this

week the company would see at

least a small boost from the level

of sales throughout lockdown,

as this had happened last year

when the country moved out of

level 4.

The main thing the company

had been looking forward to,

was some of its sales staff being

able to get back to serving customers

on site.

They like talking to people,

that’s why they are doing the job

they do,” Allison said.

That talking of course would

be on phones or at a distance,

through masks, as they met the

rules around contactless pickup.

In addition, staffing would be at

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Smiths City ready for customers

CONTACTLESS: Smiths City store manager Imran

Chowdhury is ready to serve click and collect customers.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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Yesterday those staff had been

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He hoped level 3 would be

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they did after last year’s

lockdown.

“I felt last time through

Covid there was a strong

feeling towards supporting

New Zealand companies. I

felt like that was an

overwhelming response last

time we had lockdown, and

hopefully it happens again,” he

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BRUCE BELLIS had no qualms

about throwing caution to the

wind as he powered a Ferrari

Daytona along Tram Rd, in

pursuit of a land speed record in

1976.

So the motorsport identity

from yesteryear, and former

Christchurch restaurateur,

accepts his daughter Charlotte’s

perseverance with her own

potentially life and death

situation, as she reports from

Taliban-controlled Afghanistan

for media organisation Al

Jazeera.

“It’s one of

those things.

It’s her decision,

she likes a bit

of a challenge.

From any

early age she

wanted to be a

journalist, she’s

too strongwilled

for her father to put her

off,” he said.

So from the sanctuary of

his lifestyle block and walnut

orchard near Rangiora, Bellis has

never asked the intrepid senior

producer to join the exodus of

Afghans, ex-pats and United

States military personnel from

the capital, Kabul.

“No. No, no. She’s 35.

Obviously I’m worried but she’s

knows what the situation is. I can

only watch from afar and hope

she’s exercising good judgement,”

he said.

Dad is not among his eldest

daughter’s 44.8k Instagram

followers, he doesn’t monitor

her Twitter feed either, they

communicate, sporadically, via

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Bruce Bellis

ON LOCATION: Christchurch-born foreign correspondent

Charlotte Bellis is fearlessly documenting the Taliban’s

transition to power in Afghanistan as one of the few

female reporters on the ground in Kabul.

email. He relies on Al Jazeera

to track Charlotte’s movements,

tuning in daily; he also trusts the

media organisation – and the

Taliban – to keep her as safe as

possible.

“She has a security detail

provided by Al Jazeera and

the other reassuring fact is the

ROAD WARRIOR: Charlotte talking to Taliban fighters as

they patrol Afghanistan’s capital. PHOTO: AL JAZEERA

Taliban are sympathetic, they

see them as a friendly news

organisation,” he said.

“Whenever Charlotte goes

out she’s provided with two

Taliban commanders. That’s

a handy thing to have, it’s

obviously maximum protection,”

said Bellis, who added the

Government’s recent provision of

$3 million in aid to Afghanistan

offered another security blanket.

But the working environment

is obviously incredibly volatile:

the airport was targeted by

suicide bombers last week, an

attack that killed 60 Afghans and

13 US army personnel.

“She wasn’t far away from

that,” Bellis said, when

pondering the bombing by

Islamic State Khorasan Province,

the anti-Taliban Islamic State

of Iraq and the Levant group

affiliate in Afghanistan.

“You never know over

there, because there’s so many

factions,” he admitted.

“You can be in the wrong place

at the wrong time I suppose.”

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studied journalism in the United

States before launching her

television career in Christchurch

with TVNZ in 2009, Charlotte

has been reporting on

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This assignment began on

July 14 and was scheduled for a

fortnight, but once the Taliban

swept to power Charlotte,

who has also worked for Sky

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transition.

She led the questioning at

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women’s rights. Her latest social

media post, made yesterday

around noon, was a re-tweet

of the Department of Defense

showing the last US soldier

leaving Kabul.

Bellis, who owned the Coachman

Inn on Gloucester St from

1972 to 1986, was unsure when

Charlotte would head for Doha,

or even better, Christchurch.

Her most recent trip home was

in January and see her father.

Mother Barbara lives in Auckland.

“I think she’d like to stay

and keep reporting. I’m not sure

exactly what the circumstances

are now, now the American

military have left,” he said.

In spite of anxiousness, the

74-year-old laughed when told

of a Instagram post Charlotte

posted for Father’s Day three

years ago, a photo of her on his

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welfare in Afghanistan

FAMILY SNAP: Bruce

Bellis and Charlotte

during a trip to Sydney

in 1989.

LIFTOFF:

Charlotte took

this image

of a military

transport aircraft

soaring from

Hamid Karzai

International,

three days after

a suicide attack

at the airport.

lap during a trip to Sydney in

1989.

The more I see of the world,

the more I realise I had the

most insanely fortunate childhood.

Bruce is infamous in my

hometown of Christchurch - a

restaurateur, race car driver and

sheep farmer. I used to call people

as a young reporter and on

the other end I’d hear ‘oh you’re

Bruce’s daughter’. Has been a

hell of a reputation to live up to”,

the caption read.

“She was exaggerating,” he

smiled.

Mission accomplished, by all

media accounts.

NEWS 7

Warning to keep

household ‘bubbles’

safe and avoid injuries

WHILE THE majority of

Cantabrians continue to shelter

at home to keep Covid-19 at

bay, ACC has stressed the

importance of safe ‘bubbles’ as

housebound injuries escalate.

The number – and cost – of

home-related injuries reached

a five-year high in 2020, with

118,260 injuries requiring $171

million to treat.

From 2016 to 2020, there were

551,076 claims recorded, costing

an estimated $672 million.

Nationally, there were 4.9 million

claims for injuries around

the home accepted by ACC from

2016 to 2020, absorbing $5.6

billion.

Last there were just over one

million claims accepted, costing

$1.4 billion, an increase of $143

million from 2019.

ACC head of injury prevention

Isaac Carlson said it is

a challenging time for many

Cantabrians but he urged them

to be safety conscious during

lockdown.

“We want people to be doing

the things that they love

at home, but we also want to

collectively change our mindset

on preventing injury so we can

get through this period without

Thursday September 2 2021 The Star

serious injury,” he said.

“We know it’s chaos for many

families out there. Trying to

work from home and manage a

family during a lockdown is not

an easy time so we all need to

acknowledge that.

“But it’s important to think

about risk during this period so

we can all keep safe and avoid

preventable injuries.”

The 50 to 59-year-old age

group are most likely to be

injured at home, ahead of those

aged under nine.

Falls, lifting and carrying,

animal-related activities,

gardening, punctures and cuts,

twisting movements (back issues)

and collisions were the

leading source of claims.


The Star Thursday September 2 2021

8

NEWS

Following an earlier The

Star article on the finding

of an old ship cannon

and cave drawings on

a beach at Fiordland,

information has surfaced

suggesting the cannon

may have come from an

1865 shipwreck. Susan

Sandys reports

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Remote Fiordland shipwreck

THE MYSTERY of an unknown

shipwreck in a remote part of

Fiordland may have been solved.

A cannon, found by a scientific

expedition team from Willowbank

Wildlife

Reserve, is possibly

from the

Star of the South.

The steamship

wrecked in the

area in 1865. Its

Michael

Willis

passengers and

crew were all

rescued.

The drawing

of a galleon with names etched

underneath in a nearby cave is

unlikely to be related. They are

believed to have been left by early

sealers.

Members of the expedition

made the discovery of the cannon

in June, as they searched for

the elusive South Island kōkako.

They unearthed the vintage

naval gun by moving stones with

their bare hands after spotting a

patch of rust on the stony beach

at Chalky Inlet. It followed them

viewing the etchings in the cave

the previous month, and they

wondered if the cannon and

etchings may be linked and both

be evidence of an unknown

shipwreck.

Managing director Michael

Willis said information which

has surfaced since, suggested the

cannon may have come from the

shipwrecked Star of the South.

The Star of the South was a

West Coast trading ship with

three masts. She was transporting

cargo and passengers from

Dunedin to Hokitika when she

took shelter from stormy seas at

Chalky Inlet. On December 15,

1865, she struck a sunken rock

and was beached on sandy shores

to prevent her foundering.

A newspaper article on Papers

Past, discovered by a follower on

the Willowbank Facebook page,

suggests one of the ship’s cannons

was taken to a nearby shore

by a look-out party to be used as

a signal gun. A January 18, 1866,

The Press article details the efforts

of two crew members going

in the ship’s boat to the shore in

the Cape Providence area, and

climbing a hill to light a fire to

UNEARTHED: Dale Hedgcock and Mark

Willis with the cannon they discovered on

a beach in Chalky Inlet. Above: The Star

of the South met her final demise on the

Grey River mouth in 1884.

alert passing ships so they could

be rescued.

“By the difficulty they had in

ascending and descending the

hill, they also ascertained that to

convey to the summit the cannon

they brought with them as a

signal-gun, was out of the question,”

the article says.

This suggests that after arriving

in the boat, they left the cannon

behind on the beach as they

climbed the hill.

Willowbank general manager

Dale Hedgcock said the area of

the beach where he and his fellow

team members found the cannon

would have been an obvious location

for the two Star of the South

crewmen to land their boat,

before walking along the beach

for about 1km to access the hill

referred to in the article.

“That’s probably the only area

you would try and land a boat,

there’s so many rocks around,”

Hedgcock said.

Other articles on Papers Past

reveal the more than 15 passengers

and crew were lucky to be

rescued from the remote location

six days after the shipwreck, on

December 21. Another steam ship,

the William Miskin, happened to

come across the wreck as she took

shelter from stormy seas.

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mystery likely solved

“Through her providential

formally recorded in the early

arrival, the passengers and crew

1980s.

were saved much distress and

DOC issued a reminder

inconvenience,” said a reporter

after the cannon find about the

in the January 20, 1866, edition

importance of not disturbing

of the Taranaki Herald.

heritage sites.

The passengers arrived at their

However, Schmidt acknowledged

the Willowbank team

original destination of Hokitika

on December 27. The Star of the

made the right decision following

their find of the cannon to

South was retrieved, but later

stranded on a beach, at Napier in

contact the Ministry for Culture

1870, before ultimately wrecking

and Heritage.

in 1884, on the mouth of the

The immediate parties which

Grey River.

additionally should have been

Hedgcock said a maritime historian,

archaeologist and DOC after being retrieved from Chalky Inlet. This painting shows Southland and the Department

STRANDED: The Star of the South continued in service contacted were Environment

representative planned to visit the steam ship stranded on a Napier beach in 1870. of Conservation,” Schmidt said.

the site and ultimately preserve

However, Willis said if DOC

the cannon.

cannons were used for signalling. cannons were first used in 1779, wanted to be told, this information

should be on the Ministry

They hoped to determine They were fired as a ship came and generally dated from at least

whether it came from the Star of into harbour to alert the pilot 1800. They were named after the for Culture and Heritage website.

the South or an unknown shipwreck.

The team was awaiting ship into port.

they were designed and made, ministry, he still had not heard

boat to come out and guide the Scottish foundry Carron where Ten weeks after informing the

the right permissions in order to “It’s great that it has been initially for the Royal Navy. back from anyone from the

make the visit.

found and has a back story to There were 37 other cannons of ministry.

Naval artillery expert Peter it, because hopefully now some this type that he was aware of Meanwhile, while Willowbank

Cooke said the Star of the South museum authorities will preserve in New Zealand, most of them initially hoped to obtain custodianship

of the cannon, this now

story “seems to ring true” in it,” Cooke said.

held in museums around the

answering the question as to how Weapons of that sort needed country.

seems unlikely.

the cannon was buried on the a special type of preservation Department of Conservation “For finds like this, it is important

for finders to work with local

beach at Chalky Inlet.

involving an electrolysis bath to senior heritage adviser Matthew

“If that story places the wreck reverse the rusting process. Schmidt said the etchings which agencies and the community to

of the Star of the South or the Cooke said it was an exciting had also been viewed by the Willowbank

party, were possibly left conserved, it is displayed locally

ensure that if it is recovered and

people from it at this location, find, in that it referenced an

then I think that does solve the event that went back to New by early sealers using the cave for so it remains part of the heritage

mystery,” Cooke said.

Zealand’s early history.

shelter.

story of Fiordland. The finders

He said merchant ships carried From looking at photos of He said the cave itself did not and conservators would then

arms in the 1800s in case of attack

from pirates. Additionally, was a Carronade. These type of was familiar with locals and story,” Schmidt

the cannon, he determined it have a formal name, but the site become part of that local heritage

said.

Thursday September 2 2021 The Star

NEWS 9

Seafood

company in

Ngai Tahu’s

spotlight

• By Hamish Rutherford

NGAI TAHU is said to be trying

to build a 20 per cent stake

in NZX-listed seafood giant

Sanford.

On Tuesday evening Craigs

Investment Partners was offering

to buy shares in the company on

behalf of the South Island iwi,

two people said.

One person said shareholders

were being offered $5.40 a share,

which would represent a premium

of about 21 per cent to the

$4.45 the shares closed at on Friday.

Craigs and Ngai Tahu have

not yet responded to requests for

comment.

If the figures are correct it

would suggest an investment of

around $100 million. A 20 per

cent stake would make Ngai Tahu

the largest shareholder in Sanford

by some margin.

The Covid disruptions have hit

Sanford’s share price and saw the

company axe dividend payments

in November.

As recently as the start of 2020,

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How Covid-19 has changed woman’s life

• By Hamish Clark

THIS IS what long Covid-19

looks like and the toll it has

taken on Sharyn Gallagher, 57.

Living on a lifestyle block at

West Melton, the once fit and

healthy wife and mother caught

Covid in March last year.

Now exactly 16 months later,

Gallagher weighs just 45kg, suffers

stomach aches and nausea

and has very little energy or

strength, and is now worried

about what a Covid-19 vaccine

will do to her already ravaged

body.

Sharyn fell ill on March 27,

2020, the day after New Zealand

was plunged into its first lockdown.

“It took three phone calls to

the doctor before they would

even test me,” Gallagher told

John MacDonald on Canterbury

Mornings on Newstalk ZB.

“Because I didn’t have a temperature,

they didn’t think I had

it but I did, and I was very unwell

for about six weeks.”

The virus had attacked her

digestive system, not her lungs,

and she has suffered ongoing

issues ever since. “It hit me like

a tonne of bricks,” she told the

New Zealand Herald. “I came

good until about August and

then back downhill.”

At the time Sharyn admitted

she was scared. “There were not

the systems in place then like

there are now.” She even recalls

turning on the television at night

during lockdown watching people

in Italy and Spain dropping

dead in the streets.

“It’s really scary having this

inside you, not really knowing

the consequences will be,” she

said.

Her husband and son are

builders and they too caught

Covid-19 around the same time.

Her 28-year-old son Jacob was

very sick for five days. Husband

Don, 57, lost a lot of strength and

took six months to come right.

“I lost a lot of weight and I am

unable to put any weight back on

still.”

Today, she can’t walk her

dogs, gets exhausted getting the

groceries. “I literally have to sit

down or I’m going to fall down,”

she added.

Gallagher recently registered

to get a Covid vaccine but “cancelled

it at the 11th hour”.

“If I hadn’t had the virus, I

would definitely get it,” she said.

COVID: Don and Sharyn Gallagher have both had

Covid-19, Sharyn now weighs just 45kg. She is pictured

(above) in February 2020 before she caught the virus.

But “because I have had it, I’m

getting very anxious about how

[I] will react to it coming into my

body.”

She has since enrolled in a New

Zealand research programme

looking into long Covid, its effects,

and antibodies, curious to

find out if she has any immunity.

She wants to get more information

before getting a vaccine

and is “concerned about how it

will affect me”,

In spite of her own fears, Gallagher

recommends everyone

signs up for a vaccine and “definitely

get it”.

In the meantime, she just

wants her life back.

“This is not just the normal flu,

it’s not funny and not fake, it is a

different beast altogether.”

Over the past 16 months, there

have been times when she has

suffered from mental health and

has been “quite down”.

“I am still very thin, I definitely

don’t do a lot of the things

I used to do but I have a really

good supportive family unit

around me has been my saving

grace really, I am grateful for

that.”

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Patroller rewarded for challenging role

• By Bea Gooding

GEOFF CHAPMAN has always

done what he could to keep

others safe.

During the February 22, 2011,

earthquake rescue and recovery

efforts, the Shirley resident didn’t

hesitate to play an integral part

with Civil Defence.

Before that, he even went

as far as Antarctica on nine

separate occasions to carry out

electrical safety inspections at

Scott Base.

These days he patrols the

streets as part of the Burwood

Pegasus Community Watch – a

decade-long dedication to the

role which recently earned him a

community service award.

“I felt very proud, it’s 10 years

of serving the community. I’ve

always had that aim in life,”

Chapman said.

The watch works with police

as the eyes and ears of the community,

targeting areas from

Prestons to South New Brighton.

Using confidential information

provided by police, Chapman

and the other 35 members, most

of whom are retired, patrol areas

in three-hour shifts.

Their daily presence is often

a deterrent for “undesirable”

behaviour, and any issues such

as stolen cars or trespassers are

reported directly to police from

the ground.

Chapman is also in charge of

submitting monthly statistics

to Community Patrols of

New Zealand and speaks to

various groups about the watch’s

role.

Not only was it something he

enjoyed doing, but he believed

that looking out for his community

was a necessity.

Every week they came across

stolen cars, and sometimes it

came down to helping a person

with dementia who wandered

too far from home.

“When you’re doing about

10km/h to 15km/h [in the patrol

car], you can observe a lot of

things going on because you’re

moving quietly and you surprise

people,” he said.

“Ninety per cent of the time

there’s not much going on, but

it’s about being a presence –

people see you and they give you

a wave.”

Chapman’s most challenging

incident was during a normal

patrol following the earthquake,

PASSION:

Geoff

Chapman’s

dedication

to the

Burwood

Pegasus

Community

Watch

earned

him a

community

service

award.

PHOTO:

GEOFF

SLOAN ​

and only a year after he joined

the community watch.

He was waved down by a

resident who said a group of

people were “smashing up” the

neighbouring house, which was

unoccupied because it was in the

red zone.

“We knew we had the element

of surprise, so we moved the

car a wee way down the road,

rang 111, then we sat there and

observed,” Chapman said.

“We were in the right place at

the right time. Within five minutes,

five police vans and a dog

showed up.”

But not everyone in the community

was a fan of the watch,

and they were not afraid to show

it.

As well as facing verbal abuse

every now and then, Chapman

has even had road cones thrown

at him.

That was why observation and

reporting, instead of confrontation,

was the key.

The worst thing is when you

get people who try to be a smart

ass with you,” said Chapman.

“You just ignore them and

drive away [otherwise] it leads to

violence, there’s no need to put

yourself in that situation.”

Chapman’s experience and

ties to the community were

what lead him to assist Civil

Defence as a communications

co-ordinator immediately after

the earthquakes.

For three weeks he liaised

with the national body in Wellington

to ensure staff, including

Land Search and Rescue were

equipped with the right equipment.

Behind the scenes, his efforts

helped about 700 search and

rescue personnel who were

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Christchurch City Council COVID-19 update

We’re in Alert Level 3

Consenting

• Our consenting teams are supporting the

building and construction industry with onsite

inspections. They will continue to process

building and resource consents electronically,

providing planning and advisory services via

telephone and email. We have additional health

and safety measures in place to help keep

worksites safe.

We are resuming some of

our projects

• We’re resuming construction work on our

community facilities, roading, transport,

wastewater and water projects where work was

already underway pre-lockdown. Additional

maintenance work such as road resealing

and repairs can also resume.

• We need your help to stay safe, so if you’re

passing through or near any of our worksites,

please be mindful of keeping a safe distance

(a minimum of two metres) from our traffic

management and construction teams.

Please be patient and expect delays.

Transfer stations open again

• EcoDrop transfer stations at Parkhouse Road,

Bromley and Styx Mill are now open to the

public. You’ll need to make a booking to drop

off your rubbish, green waste, recycling and

hazardous items. To make a booking online

and for more information please visit

www.ecocentral.co.nz. If you can’t book

online please call us on 03 941 8999.

• Barrys Bay Transfer Station is also open under

Alert Level 3, but is operating under

restricted access. Please follow all directions

on arrival, be patient and expect delays.

Getting outdoors

• Enjoy fresh air and exercise locally. You can visit

our parks, beaches and the Port Hills, but the

Botanic Gardens will remain closed until Alert

Level 2. Remember to always maintain a two

metre distance from anyone not in your bubble.

Please continue to keep your dog on a leash,

and take your dog poo and any rubbish home

with you.

Council facilities and offices

are closed, but we have some

great online services

Try our online library services at

christchurchcitylibraries.com

Join a Facebook livestreamed fitness class at

facebook.com/chchrecsport

Use the Gallery’s online art collection to

create your own exhibition at

christchurchartgallery.org.nz/mygallery

Bin good with your recycling

• We’re processing recycling as normal. Bin good

by only putting the correct, clean items into the

yellow bin. You can find out which items are

acceptable at ccc.govt.nz/recycling

Rates

• We know paying rates isn’t as easy when our service

centres are closed. For the latest information about

rates and how we can help, visit ccc.govt.nz/rates

or talk to us on 0800 800 169.

Preparing for Alert Level 2

• We’re working on what a change to Alert Level

2 will mean for Council services and facilities

as we await further Government announcements.

As soon as we have more information we’ll

update you on ccc.govt.nz. You can also call us

on 0800 800 169.

Contact us

• For all our services and more

information call us on 03 941 8999

or 0800 800 169, 24 hours a day,

seven days a week, or visit

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No taking it easy

• From page 12

Chapman attributed his “community

spirit” to those teenage

years as a member of the Jaycee –

a service and community-based

organisation.

Born and raised in Ashburton,

he remained a member until

his early 20s before moving to

Christchurch in 1970.

From here, he married the

love of his life, Vera, built a

home, raised two daughters and

worked as a technician for the

old Municipal Electricity Department

for several years.

His electrical expertise landed

him the gig of a lifetime in 1986

when he was asked by government

agency Antarctica New

Zealand to do electrical inspections

at Scott Base.

Chapman went back to the

continent eight times for two

weeks at a time after that, with

two years in-between trips.

“It’s a fantastic place, the sky

is so blue on a clear day – I can’t

describe the blueness of the sky,”

Chapman said.

The atmosphere is a very dry

kind of cold. For example, you

can’t make a snowball as there

is no moisture in the snow, you

pick up a handful and it just

fades away.”

He retired in early 2010 but

Chapman had no intention of

taking it easy.

So he joined the community

watch and went on to become a

justice of the peace and a marriage

celebrant.

While the community watch

is unable to patrol the streets

during the level 4 lockdown,

Chapman’s 50-year interest in

amateur radio is keeping him

connected until restrictions

ease.

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him busy

during the

lockdown.

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SLOAN

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

A CHRISTCHURCH relief

teacher who sent a friend

racist posts on social media to

“stimulate discussion” just a

few months after the mosque

attacks has narrowly escaped

being found guilty of serious

misconduct.

The Teachers Disciplinary

Tribunal has instead issued

Simon Humphrey a stern

warning about his “illconsidered

and unacceptable”

racist posts saying any repeat

behaviour would almost

certainly find him in breach and

put his teaching registration at

grave risk.

Humphrey found himself

before the tribunal last year

after the principal of a primary

school he was regularly relieving

for was forwarded anti-Muslim

posts he sent to a friend in May

2019.

The school’s principal did

not have any issues about

Humphrey’s behaviour towards

children or staff, but requested

he be formally censured due to

the racist nature of the posts.

Among the students Humphrey

had taught at the school, one was

Muslim.

But Humphrey argued that

while he did have concerns

around Islamic political extremism

and certain immigration

rules, any assumption that

everything posted reflected his

“own staunchly held views is

entirely misguided”.

“I post on Facebook, not to

declare truths I insist everyone

should agree with, but to

stimulate discussion as a way to

challenge and develop my own

thinking about difficult and

complex issues.”

The posts appeared to have

only gone to one person.

He also claimed that

disagreeing with some aspects

of Islam, had “absolutely no

bearing” on how he treated

individual Muslims and that he

had the “mental stability and

probity” to separate his political

views from his teaching practice

Thursday September 2 2021 The Star

NEWS 15

Teacher warned about

‘unacceptable’ racist posts

which in no way affected the way

he dealt with children.

In its decision, the tribunal

labelled two of his three posts

“ill-considered and undoubtedly

inappropriate”, as well as a

“misguided attempt at creating

discussion”.

The tribunal disagreed with

Humphrey’s view that he was

trying to stimulate discussion

on a difficult issue and felt the

“banal” and “provocative” posts

were instead aimed at trying to

get a rise out of his friend.

It said determining whether

Humphrey’s behaviour involved

serious misconduct had been

a “difficult decision” because

sending material with racial

overtones especially so soon

after 51 people were killed in a

terror attack in the city affected

his fitness to be a teacher and

was a definite breach of the code

of conduct.

However, because Humphrey

had only sent the posts to one

friend and had not posted the

objectionable material more

widely, the tribunal did not

find his actions had bought

the teaching profession into

disrepute and therefore did not

meet its high threshold of being

deemed serious misconduct.

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OUR PEOPLE – PHIL SIMMONDS

A mission to find people alive

Canterbury district

emergency management

co-ordinator Sergeant

Phil Simmonds has

been recognised for

almost three decades

involvement in search

and rescue missions

plus international

deployments focused

on disaster victim

investigation. He was

recently awarded the Lou

Grant Memorial Trophy,

named in honour of the

Auckland SAR leader

who died in a helicopter

crash in 1993. Simmonds

revisits his career with

Chris Barclay

When, and why, did you join

the police force?

It was 1988. I’d been a panel

beater for about 12 years. I was

28, I think the cut-off back then

was 30. Joining the police later

meant I was probably a bit more

mature. My father (Mac) was

a policeman and when I was

aged six to 11 we were over in

Greymouth. He was a station

sergeant, we actually lived in the

police station.

So you slowly followed in

dad’s footsteps on the beat.

I waited until he’d retired

before I applied. I didn’t want to

CRISIS MANAGEMENT: Sergeant Phil Simmonds.

apply and get in on his coattails

if you like.

Did growing up with a

police officer as a father

figure help prepare you for

the job?

It certainly did, especially

living in Greymouth. Every

year the river used to flood

and burst its banks. When

we were over there the

Inangahua earthquake struck,

(May 24, 1968), and the

Strongman mine disaster as well

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

(January 19, 1967). Dad

started Search and Rescue over

there.

You spent a lot of time in

the great outdoors during

your childhood. Did those

experiences encourage you to

apply and join the SAR squad

after you transferred from

Timaru to Christchurch in

1992?

Absolutely. When I was

five I got dragged up Roy’s

Peak in Wanaka (elevation:

1578m). We’d go away as a

family quite a bit, two or

three times a year. We’d do

the Three Passes Route (in

Arthur’s Pass National Park).

When I was 14 me and a mate

biked over to Greymouth from

Christchurch, it took us three

days, we got the train back.

When I joined SAR I was

familiar with all the training

and areas we did.

Did you ever get lost on

those journeys and need to be

rescued?

No, but we did these trips

up Sudden Valley and once in

the middle of winter, when I

was 16, a mate took a couple of

steps forward and slipped into

the river. When I got down to

him he was on the side of the

bank but all his hair had turned

to ice. He had a gash on his

knee so we hitch hiked back

to Christchurch and got it fixed

up.

Does that constitute your first

rescue then?

No, and I don’t actually

remember my first (SAR)

operation.


Thursday September 2 2021 The Star

OUR PEOPLE 17

and identifying disaster victims

SAR operations also rely on

civilian input don’t they?

We couldn’t do it with just the

police. In Canterbury we have

seven land SAR groups. They are

qualified to do SAR.

What does SAR training

involve?

There’s the national SAR

course initially and then we’ll

have other courses including a

marine SAR course, an extended

search planning course and a

SAR manager’s course, which is

probably the pinnacle. To get

to that stage takes about three

years.

Is your standard SAR

squad an old – and new – boys’

club?

No. It’s a mix. We just took on

a few reserves and we’ve got five

women in that group. It’s totally

different from when I started.

Women are more than capable

and it’s nice to see the interest

in going on to specialist squads

as well. We’ve got a good mix

of people who have been there a

while, and newbies.

Is SAR a sought after role?

I put out an expression of

interest once every two years

and I’ll get up to 10 people apply.

An interest in the outdoors is a

good head start. It gives you an

awareness and a knowledge that

people are capable of being out in

that environment.

EARLY

EXPEDITION:

Phil

Simmonds

and his father

Mac at a back

country hut

during a trek

in the Arthur’s

Pass National

Park in 1977.

We associate SAR operations

with missing climbers and

trampers, but there’s also ample

work in urban settings isn’t there?

We do a lot more searching

within the city itself. We get

a lot of people with dementia,

going for a walk and getting

lost. Sometimes they will come

to a barrier, stop and not go any

further. With our winters, they’re

at high risk.

A SAR member’s role

dovetails with the grim task

of dealing with murder and

accident victims to take the

strain from front line police

dealing don’t you?

Quite a few front line police

have been referred to our welfare

(service) after they attended

horrific incidents so there’s a

system in place where the SAR

squad will do the recovery if

someone’s visually unidentifiable

or they’re fragmented. We run

it pretty well here because there

have been so many (of those

deaths), with the Christchurch

earthquake and the mosque

shootings. We probably do 40-

50 body recoveries a year from

motor accidents, house fires and

people who have died at home

and left there for several months.

If you’re in the SAR squad

you’re automatically in the

Disaster Victim Identification

team as well aren’t you? That

must be confronting at times?

You need respect and empathy.

You’re working with the family

TOUGH TASK: Simmonds (right) was heavily involved with

the identification of tourists and Thai locals killed by the

Boxing Day tsunami in 2004.

and you’re actually returning

those people back to the family.

You’re giving them closure like

that. Some of them have been

dead for a long time and almost

forgotten about.

Which brings us to missing

Australian climber Terry

Jordan, who lay unidentified in

a mortuary for five years after

being found in 2016 on the

Bonar Glacier in Mt Aspiring

National Park. You finally

managed to reunite his remains

with loved ones across the

Tasman in April.

Terry and Marc Weinstein left

Wanaka on December 3, 1978,

to climb Mt Aspiring. A search

12 days later found Marc’s body.

In 2016 some people found

human remains and items of

clothing on the lower reaches

of the glacier. We started an

investigation, contacting

climbers from back then. We

got a name but it was spelled

wrong (Gordon not Jordan). We

searched overseas and found

an Australian who knew the

widow of a missing climber.

The clothing included a pair

of Speedos with an Aboriginal

design. She found a photo of him

wearing them.

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OUR PEOPLE

‘Even if it’s a bad result you’re still

• From page 17

It must have been satisfying to

solve that mystery.

That felt pretty good because

he was going to be buried as an

unknown person in an unknown

grave. To me that’s a real travesty.

This job doesn’t seem like work

a lot of the time. You’re actually

able to make a difference to

people and give them a result,

even if it’s a bad result you’re still

giving them a bit of closure.

The rescue of two missing

climbers from surroundings

familiar to you – Arthur’s Pass

National Park – was another

highlight among the thousands

of searches you have overseen

during the last 25 years

Marni Sheppeard and Sonja

Rendell went on a three-day trek

and ended up huddled in a cavity

on a rocky mountainside. I was

in incident control for eight days

and I was absolutely spent. We

had a pretty good idea where they

were going but the weather was

absolutely hopeless – low cloud,

rain and drizzle. We covered a

big area on foot and never really

came up with anything, which

is actually a good sign because if

you’re finding nothing there’s still

something out there to be found.

It was really bizarre because

on the eighth day we had their

GRIM ASSIGNMENT: The remains of the CTV site following the

February 22, 2011, earthquake.

PHOTO; GEOFF SLOAN

families there and we put them

in an old Iroquois to show them

the search area. I said: ‘Keep

your eyes peeled’. They pulled up

above the cloud and said: ‘There

they are on the side of the hill.’

It was actually the families that

found them. That was hard case.

Sadly Marni Sheppeard

was not as fortunate after

embarking on a solo trek

near Otira. She was reported

missing in January this year,

her remains were found in the

Rolleston River area in March.

There wasn’t that much

information other than she was

going off to the mountains to

do a walk. Some people saw her

name in an entry in Carrington

Hut and a note of her intentions.

Once we got that information

it was a matter of doing

reconnaissance. The West

Coast SAR put a canyoning

team in and they picked up the

remains.

Back in Christchurch, and

back in time to February 22,

2011.

I was pretty much based at the

CTV building for the first two

weeks. With the fire there was

quite a bit of fragmentation with

the bodies. It felt close to home

and they (the DVI team) felt they

had more of a commitment or

obligation to get everything done

and do it well. There were a few

Australian pathologists that came

NO HOLIDAY: Disaster Victim Identification expert

Simmonds was based at Khao Lak after the holiday

resort area in Thailand was swamped by a deadly

tsunami on Boxing Day, 2004. PHOTO: GETTY

across and an anthropologist.

Why an anthropologist?

At the CTV building there

were a whole lot of fragmented

remains co-mingled in an area.

The anthropologist had a look

and said: ‘You’ve got three people

in here. You’ve got three left knee

caps and they’re quite young

people as well’. The problem with

the CTV building is there were

a lot of people in the cafeteria at

lunch time and when it collapsed

everything was jumbled up.

Your DVI expertise

qualified you to head to

Thailand in 2004, following the

Boxing Day tsunami, you ended

up spending three rotations

there.

I left Christchurch on New

Year’s Eve. I was initially based

at Khao Lak where a lot of the

resorts are. In some places (the

watermark) was five or six metres

high on the buildings. We had

40-foot refrigerated containers,

58 of them, for bodies. We

processed a thousand in the

first 3-1/2 weeks. After a week

in that heat you could hardly

tell what sex they were, let

alone nationality. We’d have a

debrief every day. It was so hot

that smell you’re working with

actually sticks to you. When

we’d go through the lobby to our

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OUR PEOPLE 19

giving them a bit of closure’

Does your mind set alter when

a SAR mission is focused on a

murder victim? Is the quest for

justice a driving force?

Finding the body which leads

to a murder prosecution is a

really big motivator for me. There

was a girl at the Waimak. She

was raped, murdered and left

out there. (Marie Davis, 15, was

killed in April 2008 by Dean

Cameron). We searched for a few

days and ultimately found a body.

Hayden Miles, a boy of 14. He’d

been murdered by a guy (Gavin

John Gosnell), cut up and buried

on top of a grave in Bromley. We

were led to the cemetery and used

ground penetrating radar over

recent graves. After you put the

probe down you let it vent and

then a victim recovery dog can

scent it (decomposing remains).

It’s really satisfying when people

are held to account.

You’ve never searched for

anyone you knew personally,

but has there been an occasion

where the emotional toll has

led you to a lie down on the

psychologist’s couch?

I have once. There was a

helicopter rescue guy and copilot

who died out Methven way,

probably 25 years ago or longer.

They were going to rescue a

fisherman in a river and flew into

a stand of trees. I was picking up

(body) pieces and I remember

picking up what I thought was a

dead possum, it was a guy’s scalp.

Normally I’d be fine but I was

going through a marriage breakup

at the time and not having

that support at home … it just

got on top of me. One day I got

wound up by a couple of punks

on the beat and I could feel

myself getting tighter and tighter.

When I got back to the (police)

kiosk I said to the guys: ‘I feel like

I’m just about ready to explode’.

Someone said something smart

and I smashed a metal locker.

The boss sent me away, I got

reprogrammed a little bit and I

was fine. These days we have a

debrief after each job, we keep an

eye on each other a lot more.

How do you unwind and

have you got any plans for

retirement?

I mountain bike. I’ve got a

couple of old cars that I’m doing

up. One is a 1938 Morris 12,

I’ve had it since I was 21. That’s

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been waiting patiently. I really

enjoyed art at school (North

New Brighton School/Grey

Main School/Shirley Boys’ High

School) and I’ve never done

anything with that, perhaps

sculptures with metal work. I

can see myself having a coffee

shop in Chiang Mai. I married

a Thai lady (Tang) in 2006 so

something good came from the

tsunami.

We started this chat on the

West Coast and we’ll finish up

there. You attended Pike River

after the mine disaster but never

utilised your DVI skills. Do

you have a view on whether the

bodies should be recovered?

Not really. From the families

there’s a mixture of feelings.

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belong, that’s where they died,

that’s where they worked and

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OPINION

ince Environment Canterbury

climate-change emergency

Residents’ associations build communities

by sea-level rise this century and threatened and facing increased

our productive and protected land pressures due to river system

Environment

jeopardised by the arrival and change.

spread of new, exotic weeds and Wetlands are also ecosystems

Canterbury Chair

pests from warmer climates. at-risk nationally and regionally,

Jenny Hughey

All these eventualities have degraded by draining, damming

to be planned and prepared for, and diversion affecting their

and enhance that work.

fleet hybrid or long-range electric

and Environment Canterbury ability to sequester carbon,

HOW That EXCITING work included is this? setting I went protect by 2022. our Carbon environment. emissions from

will remain in the vanguard of cleanse freshwater and mitigate

up to a meeting climate-change and came integration away with air At this travel meeting across the local organisation

these climate change efforts. flooding, as well as impacting on

a great sense of optimism about playcentre women talked about

One example is the $40 million biodiversity and mahinga kai.

programme in the Long-term Plan are offset via our own biodiversity

our local well-being.

taking the young children

Waimakariri River flood

With biosecurity, we are

2018-28, ensuring climate change programmes.

We hear so much about walking locally so they can

protection project, completed putting greater emphasis on the

was actively considered across According to a Madworld report

people being disconnected in explore nature. They stop and late last year. The network of risks of new pests establishing

workstreams, increasing visibility in 2019, our gross emissions were

our communities, but it seems talk about insects they see on the floodgates and stopbanks will in Canterbury. Warming

of the science and what we know 2253 tonnes of carbon dioxide

to me that all you need to do in way and talk to people they know. protect half a million people and temperatures, changing soils and

about the impact of climate (CO2) equivalent, compared with

Christchurch is attend your local This is all about instilling a love of $8 billion of community and new land uses mean new weeds

change on Canterbury, and liaising removals of 7883 tonnes of CO2-

residents’ association meeting and nature in small children.

business assets from a possible especially, will be able to gain a

on the issue with iwi and regional equivalent through our efficiency

you will see the opposite.

Some parents with children “super flood”.

better foothold across the region.

partners, other local authorities efforts and from forestry planting

Last month I engaged with at the local school shared the

The last major flood was in More broadly, we have to

and central government.

across 2700 hectares.

residents at my local residents’ experience of their older children December 1957, when parts curb reliance on fossil fuels and

As an organisation, we have The changing climate will pose

association meeting in

learning science skills through of Coutts Island in Belfast and find environmentally suitable

also

Spencerville.

made significant

For 62 years,

progress

locals

in

working

many risks

with

to

volunteers

life and livelihood

of the Kainga were swamped by river alternatives, such as electricity and

addressing have been coming our own together greenhousegas

and emissions, share ideas with with our the aim of regenerating we have seen native how bush occasional, CELEBRATIONS:

to talk Styx

in Canterbury.

Living Laboratory

In recent

Trust

years flow peaking at 3990

The Spencerville

cubic

Volunteer

hydrogen,

Fire

to power

Brigade

our public

is now operating from a new

along

Christchurch improving the building liveability receiving of our a the but Styx extreme, River. The weather value events that have

building. metres It per was second recently (cumecs). awarded a community transport. service medal.

The protection scheme has been When my predecessor Steve

“market-leading” local community – energy and it’s efficiency still this had volunteer huge effects work on brings residents is and

Locals designed talked to about defend a wide Christchurch wrote Lowndes about recently retired will as provide chair of make a contribution to your area.

rating going strong. of 5.0 out of 6 in the year enhancing infrastructure the learning around of the local South range from of issues a flood including of as much the as 6500 useful this information council late on how last year, the he Getting involved will boost

to As February we all know, on the good National social children Island. to care for our local continual cumecs. dumping of rubbish traps can highlighted be used in some an urban of the big your well-being and provide

Australian relationships Built and Environment

connections environment. The driest parts of our region, in the Environment local environment Canterbury’s and environment. changes on the way. He was a sense of achievement and

Rating with people System around New us Zealand. are vitally along Members the Marlborough of the local toy coast and what leadership can be done of biodiversity about it. and This, optimistic along with we the would be able to meaning as you help to build

important The building’s to individual features wellbeing.

solar This panels is really which important can to their Plains, lending are expected practices to reflect get even shared underpinned information by and climate-change

reminded groups, climate will ensure change support and sustainability. environment for us all.

include library across talked much about of the changing Canterbury Community biosecurity board programmes members is also involvement deal with of community the “pressing issues” a of better community and

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generate our local more neighbourhoods, than 55,000 as the changes drier. North-westerly in our communities, storms are residents concerns. of the upcoming byelection

Canterbury’s in the Coastal distinct Ward. braided Canterbury. community, and as a council, • Cr Jenny Hughey is chair

for the goal I share of a his predator-free confidence. As a

kilowatt strength of hours these of relationships electricity per such predicted as helping to become grandparents more intense,

year. helps us all.

and with others torrential with children alpine rainstorms when Residents rivers and are unique also helping wetlands with face By the we way, are taking for more some bold steps of to the Canterbury Regional

Residents’ There has associations been a 26% reduction are visiting turning to our borrow braided toys. rivers into a predator many challenges. trapping programme The rivers form information ensure on we predator are in a better control, place

Council

to

(Environment

per examples staff member of a joint in approach emissions to roaring Meanwhile, rapids, the fuelling local fire landslides along a vital the lagoon ecological at Brooklands link provide including cope trapping, with the poisons, changing and climate

Canterbury)

since building 30 June thriving 2010. communities. We now have brigade and causing is celebrating widespread operating erosion. with an the abundant park rangers food – supply just and legislation, and the go to tests www.bionet.nz.

it will set us. But

access Community to electric groups and create hybrid places

It’s a year

from

since

a new building after

Environment

being another initiative of the residents’ Canterbury

The upshot is that residents’

vehicles

to connect

and

around

hope to

activities

have half our

awarded Canterbury’s a community coastal

communities will be

service

threatened association.

nesting grounds for 26 species of there will always be a need to do

native birds – most classified as associations more. or similar groups

with like-minded people who medal on the recommendation of

can support each other and help the residents’ association.

Looking to the future, the (such as river care groups) are a

virtual fence on Banks Peninsula I great way to stay connected and

declared a climate-change emergency

JENNY HUGHEY explains what

the council has been doing.

The formal declaration of a

state of climate emergency across

Canterbury was one of the most

serious, and colourful, moments

in the regional council’s more than

30-year history.

A year ago this Saturday,

at 11.49am, Environment

Canterbury became New Zealand’s

first council to proclaim such an

emergency, formally dedicating

itself to consideration of climate

change at the heart of all it does.

The declaration highlighted

that all the work Environment

Canterbury does – from

freshwater management to

biodiversity and biosecurity,

transport and urban development

to air quality, and also regional

leadership – has a climate change

focus.

Currently, under the Resource

Management Act, regional

councils are required only to adapt

to climate change, not mitigate

it – that responsibility is the

Government’s, but could change.

Even in ‘adapt mode’ many

of Environment Canterbury’s

existing policies and plans already

contribute to reduced emissions.

In declaring the climate

emergency, the Council noted it

would continue to show leadership

on climate-change and do so

without adding new programmes

at ratepayers’ expense. It also gave

staff a clear mandate to continue

and enhance that work.

That work included setting

up a climate-change integration

programme in the Long-term Plan

2018-28, ensuring climate change

was actively considered across

workstreams, increasing visibility

of the science and what we know

about the impact of climate

change on Canterbury, and liaising

on the issue with iwi and regional

partners, other local authorities

and central government.

As an organisation, we have

also made significant progress in

addressing our own greenhousegas

emissions, with our

Christchurch building receiving a

“market-leading” energy efficiency

rating of 5.0 out of 6 in the year

to February on the National

Australian Built Environment

Rating System New Zealand.

The building’s features include

184 solar panels which can

generate more than 55,000

kilowatt hours of electricity per

year.

There has been a 26% reduction

per staff member in emissions

since 30 June 2010. We now have

access to electric and hybrid

vehicles and hope to have half our

Environment

Canterbury Chair

Jenny Hughey

fleet hybrid or long-range electric

by 2022. Carbon emissions from

air travel across the organisation

are offset via our own biodiversity

programmes.

According to a Madworld report

in 2019, our gross emissions were

2253 tonnes of carbon dioxide

(CO2) equivalent, compared with

removals of 7883 tonnes of CO2-

equivalent through our efficiency

efforts and from forestry planting

across 2700 hectares.

The changing climate will pose

many risks to life and livelihood

in Canterbury. In recent years

we have seen how occasional,

but extreme, weather events have

had huge effects on residents and

infrastructure around the South

Island.

The driest parts of our region,

along the Marlborough coast and

across much of the Canterbury

Plains, are expected to get even

drier. North-westerly storms are

predicted to become more intense,

with torrential alpine rainstorms

turning our braided rivers into

roaring rapids, fuelling landslides

and causing widespread erosion.

Canterbury’s coastal

communities will be threatened

by sea-level rise this century and

our productive and protected land

jeopardised by the arrival and

spread of new, exotic weeds and

pests from warmer climates.

All these eventualities have

to be planned and prepared for,

and Environment Canterbury

will remain in the vanguard of

these climate change efforts.

One example is the $40 million

Waimakariri River flood

protection project, completed

late last year. The network of

floodgates and stopbanks will

protect half a million people and

$8 billion of community and

business assets from a possible

“super flood”.

The last major flood was in

December 1957, when parts

of Coutts Island in Belfast and

Kainga were swamped by river

flow peaking at 3990 cubic

metres per second (cumecs).

The protection scheme has been

designed to defend Christchurch

from a flood of as much as 6500

cumecs.

Environment Canterbury’s

leadership of biodiversity and

biosecurity programmes is also

underpinned by climate-change

concerns.

Canterbury’s distinct braided

rivers and unique wetlands face

many challenges. The rivers form

a vital ecological link and provide

an abundant food supply and

nesting grounds for 26 species of

native birds – most classified as

threatened and facing increased

pressures due to river system

change.

Wetlands are also ecosystems

at-risk nationally and regionally,

degraded by draining, damming

and diversion affecting their

ability to sequester carbon,

cleanse freshwater and mitigate

flooding, as well as impacting on

biodiversity and mahinga kai.

With biosecurity, we are

putting greater emphasis on the

risks of new pests establishing

in Canterbury. Warming

temperatures, changing soils and

new land uses mean new weeds

especially, will be able to gain a

better foothold across the region.

More broadly, we have to

curb reliance on fossil fuels and

find environmentally suitable

alternatives, such as electricity and

hydrogen, to power our public

transport.

When my predecessor Steve

Lowndes retired as chair of

this council late last year, he

highlighted some of the big

changes on the way. He was

optimistic we would be able to

deal with the “pressing issues” of

climate change and sustainability.

I share his confidence. As a

community, and as a council,

we are taking some bold steps to

ensure we are in a better place to

cope with the changing climate

and the tests it will set us. But

there will always be a need to do

more.

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Physical activity

can counter effects

of lack of sleep

New Zealand produces enough food to

feed 40 million people worldwide – almost

10 times its own population, but the way

Aotearoa produces is changing, BiotechNZ

executive director Dr Zahra Champion says.

The world cannot feed its children’s

children with the current food systems in

use, she says.

In the next 25 years, all the additional

food the global growing population requires

will come from improvements to current

food systems, before they reach capacity

limits.

In New Zealand, Kiwis can grow more

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Biotech driving the

future of clean food

food by continuing to improve current

systems, reducing waste, and addressing

environmental impacts.

Companies are working together to

discuss cell-based agriculture which

can create products from cell cultures as

opposed to whole plants or animals.

Aotearoa is great at developing

technologies that enable sustainable

production, Dr Champion says.

“But it’s still insufficient to feed future

populations. We need to look at new biotech

solutions in our food systems if we are to

provide in the future.”

A new study, published in the Medical

News Today, shows physical activity and

good sleep work together to counter

negative health effects.

“Higher levels of physical activity can

significantly counteract the negative

health impact of poor sleep,” ExerciseNZ

chief executive Richard Beddie says.

“This new research shows exercise

helps many health issues including

inadequate sleep, obesity and type-two

diabetes, impaired immune functioning,

cardiovascular disease, mood disorders,

dementia, and even loneliness,” he says.

“More than 37 percent of Kiwis don’t

get enough sleep and poor sleep is known

to be a factor correlated to poor health

outcomes.

“That’s everything from cardiovascular

disease to mental well-being. So, knowing

that getting enough physical activity can

help offset these health risks are extremely

powerful.”

It is important to move around during

the day as sitting for long periods of time

make muscles stiff and poor circulation

can be developed.

Stretching, yoga, walks around the

block and other sources of movement are

beneficial to all ages.


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23. Capitulate (9)

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Send-off, 9. Peeps, 10.

Charlatan, 11. Startling,

12. Irons, 13. Edict, 15.

Eliminate, 18. Confident,

19. Doubt, 21. Mason, 23.

Surrender, 25. Abominate,

26. Tense, 27. Epsilon, 28.

Tangent.

Down: 1. Riposte, 2.

Operation, 3. Beset, 4.

Sacrilege, 5. Slang, 6.

Nullified, 7. Outdo, 8.

Finesse, 14. Triennial, 16.

Intercept, 17. Abundance, 18.

Compare, 20. Torment, 22.

Shoes, 23. Stain, 24. Eaten.

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rump, ump, UMPIRE.

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New Zealand’s

oldest surviving

Silver Fern turns

100 in Christchurch

tomorrow. Oonah

Shannahan might

have played only one

test, but as Chris

Barclay discovered, it

was ground-breaking

as transtasman netball

rivalry resumed in the

aftermath of World

War 2.

OONAH Shannahan’s 100th

birthday celebrations are

panning out similar to her

one and only test for the Silver

Ferns, as New Zealand’s oldest

netball international marks

another low-key milestone.

As Oonah Murray, the

midcourter from Christchurch

had the privilege of leading the

Silver Ferns in their second

ever test, the opening game of

a three-match series with Australia

in 1948.

The contest on a purpose-built

court at Dunedin’s Forbury Park

racecourse was New Zealand’s

first since a one-off test against

their transtasman rivals in 1938,

and the neighbours would not

face each other again until 1960.

Sharp as ever and in good

health, Shannahan’s landmark

birthday tomorrow was anything

but extravagant because

Covid-19 restrictions prevented

a planned gathering from taking

place at the house she shares

with a daughter.

Her solitary cap was also

pondered without fanfare by

Shannahan, when she briefly revisited

her career six years ago.

“At the time being captain

of that first test match seemed

HOLDING COURT: Oonah Shannahan and Silver Ferns

coach Dame Noeline Taurua discussed netball over the

years when they met in 2019.

to be quite an honour but you

didn’t get carried away with it.

Not a lot was made of it, I felt

it was on a slightly better scale

than an ordinary encounter

with someone like South Canterbury,”

she told Netball New

Zealand’s website.

However, that series, swept

3-0 by the Australians, was

anything but standard.

The Silver Ferns only assembled

a day before the opener

and because costs dictated the

players were primarily selected

on a regional basis the line-up

was drastically different in New

Plymouth and Auckland. Only

two of the 14 players utilised

played all three tests.

Shannahan, who was unavailable

for the third test due to

her sister’s wedding, was one of

three captains, with Betty Plant

and Beverley Malcolm also taking

charge.

New Zealand also had to

adapt to international rules

at short notice - they were accustomed

to playing nine-a-side

but the regulations trimmed the

formation to seven. Physicality

was another eye-opener.

“We weren’t allowed to bump

up against partners but they

could and did it very skilfully

SILVER FERN: Shannahan

before her test debut as

captain against Australia in

1948. ​

and then they shot their goals

very well,” Shannahan said,

when reflecting on the 27-16

defeat.

Although her international

career was fleeting, the centre or

wing attack continued to captain

Canterbury, and after her

playing days, years of dedicated

administrative work was recognised

by a Netball New Zealand

service award.

Silver Ferns coach Dame

Noeline Taurua met Shannahan

during a visit to Christchurch

two years ago and led the tributes,

from a distance.

“Our Silver Fern #8, captain

of the 1948 team, is still paving

the way in life as she did in our

sport. Oonah is one of the true

pioneers of New Zealand netball,”

Taurua said.

Christchurch Netball Centre

manager Megan McLay

said the organisation would

acknowledge Shannahan’s

birthday at a later date, with

centenary celebrations on

October 28-29 a logical setting.

Life members will be honoured

at a dinner to cap the festivities.

Netball

final likely

to be

abandoned

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY are

on the verge of defending their

Christchurch Netball Centre

premier grade crown without

contesting a final, as Covid-19

restrictions are destined to end

the season prematurely.

With organisers nominating

September 11 as the cut-off point

for the competition so it does not

impinge on school holidays and

the start of summer codes, CNC

manager Megan McLay conceded

it was unlikely the decider

between Lincoln University and

Saints would play out.

“I think the chances of playing

anything at all are probably low.

We would need to be in alert level

2 plus they would need time to

have actually trained, you have to

look at player welfare,” she said.

“We had to make the a call on

when the season finishes to be

fair to summer sports and these

players haven’t played for some

time now.”

Lincoln University qualified

automatically for the final by

topping the regular season standings

so would be declared the

champions.

In the premier grade’s second

tier St Nicholas, who were drawn

to play Kereru B would win by the

same methodology.

Those finals were scheduled for

August 24, a week into the level 4

lockdown.

Although restrictions in

Christchurch have been downgraded

to level 3, the competition

could only resume – without

spectators – under level 2.

In other grades section leaders

will be joint winners.

“If there’s 10 sections there’ll

be 10 winners, there won’t be an

overall winner in that grade,”

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Golf production shows no sign of slowing

GET YOUR head around this –

Volkswagen’s Golf has reached 47

years in production and is now in

its eighth generation.

Only a few nameplates see that

kind of distance, those that have

carved out a healthy reputation in

the marketplace.

According to Volkswagen, it

has produced over 45 million

Golfs from production sites, not

just in Germany but scattered in

plants globally, and there’s no sign

that production will end anytime

soon.

Golf 8 has just landed in New

Zealand and at present it is

available here in three variants

– two TSi models and a GTi.

I’m sure the high performance

Golf R will find its way here as

production comes on stream and

supply lines are generated to 100

per cent. The two TSi models

consist of the base specification

$37,990 variant which is

designated Life, and the R-Line

model as tested, it adds $10k. For

interest’s sake, the GTi is listed at

$61,490.

The R-Line evaluation car

lived up to all expectation. It

is the quintessential five-door

hatchback that makes you feel

particularly good to be in.

Volkswagen has been

careful not to depart from the

fundamental concept of Golf, it’s

exactly what you’d expect from a

generational change, the driveline

has been further refined, the

exterior style has been sharpened,

while the interior has gone very

high-tech.

In terms of the latter, even

though the electronic functions

are vast they are minimalistic

and intuitive. There’s a strong

presence of haptic switches and

buttons, fingertip controls that

make understanding and working

the controls simple.

The entire dash panel and

layout is clean and fresh, in

keeping with the rest of the

ultra-modern interior. When

you are inside the Golf 8 you feel

part of the vehicle, and at home

with its ergonomics, it has that

unmistakeable European feel.

Comfort levels are also high

and space for five adults is far

from compromised. The Golf

over the years hasn’t dramatically

increased in size, so you still

have that compact feel yet know

there’s enough room on board

for the time when it will be full to

capacity.

I have a friend who has the

previous generation model and

she has often had a full load onboard,

that’s something you can

do easily with Golf, it makes good

use of its proportions.

Under the bonnet sits a 1.4-litre

ULTRA-MODERN: Comprehensive but minimalistic display

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VOLKSWAGEN GOLF TSI: Eight-generation model is now available in Kiwi market.

turbocharged four-cylinder

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smooth, quiet and efficient.

Volkswagen claim power outputs

of 110kW and 250Nm, the

secret to its keen performance

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torque are developed, both low

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respectively. Consequently, there

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Not only is the driveline such

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instantaneously at 100km/h

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When I mentioned that

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that presence is also carried on

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• Price – Volkswagen Golf

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• Dimensions – Length,

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• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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• Performance – 0-100km/h,

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connected to the road and has

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Drive is channelled to the front

wheels, and that has been a Golf

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suspension is a mix of struts

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The spring and damper

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would expect, and want, just

enough firming to contain body

movement along with the ability

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road surfaces.

Providing the grip are

beautiful Bridgestone tyres,

at 225/40 x 18in the profile is

such that there is just enough

sidewall flex to maintain onboard

comfort, along with the

footprint to promote feedback to

the driver.

I took the evaluation car on

the inland scenic route (SH72)

through to Glenroy from

Darfield, the Golf dispenses

distances with ease and is

a competent handler when

the wide, flowing corners are

presented. In the tight stuff,

steerage is sharp and direct, the

Golf almost dances through

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nimble, providing the driver with

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As an everyday drive, my five

days with the evaluation car

involved the urban commute and

I’ve deemed it the quintessential

city car, it dawdles the traffic with

a smooth operating manner and

doesn’t tax the occupants in any

way.

That’s why Golf has done so

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would be a nice place to live in.

Finally, good old fashioned elbow

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to remove those sins that are simply

cleanable.

Thursday September 2 2021 The Star 35

Your

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lengths. siteweld@xtra.

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507 2224

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silver, pewter,

original paintings,

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0891 671

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cash paid. Ph Paul 022

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1621

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buyer Phone 355-2045

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36 The Star Thursday September 2 2021

Trusted Trades & Professionals

To advertise:

Phone 379 1100 or email

star.class@starmedia.kiwi

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Thursday September 2 2021 The Star 37

The Star Classifieds

Trades & Services

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• All concrete

• Building

• Decorating

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Phone John: 027 224 2831

www.dohertybuilders.co.nz

CARPET

CLEANING

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Demolition

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For quotes please phone:

0274 052 391

Trades & Services

GLAZING

TWISTY GLASS &

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• Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists

• Splashbacks • All Broken Windows

THE CAT DOOR MAN

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027 352 6225

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or 021 853 033

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rental property (extremely

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experienced in Healthy

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all Remedial works) Call

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ability to build to a high 669

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Brent 027 241 7471

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OVER THE TOP

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alterations, extensions,

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quick response, efficient

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7331384.

ELECTRICIAN

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replacements. Phone Chris

027 516 0669

ELECTRICIAN

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experience, immediate

start, competitive rate, ph

Brian 027 433 9548 No

Call out fee

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Registered, electrical

installation and repairs,

Gorbie Electrical, ph 021

026 73375 or 03 322 4209

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

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landscape planning

and planting etc.

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House & Garden

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Stump grinding

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Gutter cleaning

All aspects of

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CALL us 021 405 277

fENCING

All types of fencing . Free

quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

1920

GASfITTING

N.T. Gas Services.

Domestic gas installations.

Reg Craftsman Gas Fitter.

Ph Nick 021 892 491

GLAZIER

Glass repairs - pet doors

- conservatory roofs. Exp

Tradesman. Call Bill on

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

HANDY - DAN

General Handyman for

all your maintenance

requirements. I specialise

in fences and decking, also

do spouting cleans and

repairs and everyday home

maintenance. NO JOB TO

BIG OR SMALL I can do

it all, please don’t hesitate

to call me on 022 600 7738

for a no obligation free

quote.

HANDYMAN

For all those odd jobs. Ph

027 294 1508

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

Trades & Services

The Budget Landscaping,

Lawn and Gardening Services

Lawn, section clean up, hedges or any odd jobs

Ring 0276 560 077 or

email thebudgetchch@gmail.com

HOME CLEANING

SERVICES Regular

PAINTING

Weekly or Fortnightly.

Ring Vivien at 03 365 older painter

8422 for free quotation for older houses

50 years in trade

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“All the skills”

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

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FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

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CLEANING SERVICES

0211221487

We come to you where

ever you are. Ring us

at 03 281 8054 for free

quotation.

ODD JOB SPECIALIST

30 years + experience

Small jobs specialists.

Older house

eg: drippy taps, sticky

restorations:

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fence repairs Discount for Quotes: FREE!

pensioners. Ph 390 1565 or

Rates: Reasonable

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local professional, Int /

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Ext,roofs,wallpaper, call Light industrial also

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5035

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Painter & Decorator

PAINTING

021-1966-311

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

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ph Steve 021 255 7968 REMOVALS

Small furniture removals,

PAINTING

have own van, can fit

& PLASTERING Free

various types of whiteware

quotes. Int/ext & roof

appliances, some furn,

painting Family run

bedding, boxes etc, honest

business, work guaranteed.

& reliable, any area

Pensioner discounts. Ph

considered, ph Chch 027

Kerin or Paul 022 191

517 7001

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

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co.nz

All Roof repairs, Roof

painting, moss treatments,

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Gutter cleaning 10 + yrs

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Free quotes Ph 027 294 027 516 6609

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022 5380959

2351

PLASTERING

SPOUTING CLEANING

Gary 4 Fxing, stopping, SPECIALIST Entire

solid plastering, brick spouting system cleared.

repairs & painting. 021 Single or 2 storey. Jo 021

529 022 / 342 8950 164 0365

PLASTERER

SPOUTING CLEANING

Phone Finn for all your Spouting Unblocked,

interior plastering needs. Cleaned Out and Flushed

No job too small - Out, Call Trevor 332 8949

renovations, alterations, or 021 043 2034

holes & cracks. Free STUMP GRINDING

quotes. I’ll beat any quote Best price guarantee Tony

by 10% .25 yrs exp. Canty 0275 588 895

born. Ph 022 087 4351 TEST & TAG

PLUMBER

NZ3760 complient (class

A Top Plumbing job 1 and class 2 tools). Can

completed at a fair price, travel to your work site.

all work guaranteed, ph Phone Jamie 022 313 9567

Brian 021 112-3492 or 03 TILER ( MASTER )

960 7673

Int / Ext. Res / Comm. .

QEII COLLISION

Free quote. 18 yrs exp. Ph

REPAIRS

Zac 021 1056 797

Free Courtesy Cars TREE SERVICES

(conditions apply),All Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Insurance work, Rust Tree, hedge or shrub

Repairs & Private work. - reduction, shaped or

Spray-painting. Free removed. Ph/text Paul

pickup & delivery. Ph. 03 The Branch Manager

388 5187

0274314720

“I WILL TURN UP

WHEN I SAY I WILL”

Need a certified and reliable plumber for filtration

systems or hot water cylinder replacement?

Bathroom upgrades or refurbishments?

FREE CALL

TEXT

EMAIL

Trades & Services

0508 H2O BOY

426 269

027 245 5100

NICK@NICKJONESPLUMBING.CO.NZ

Re Roofing

Roof Repairs

Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

ROOF

PAINTING 24/7

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

20% OFF other

roof quotes

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

water blasting.

Moss and mould

treatment $300.

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

TREE SERVICES

Specialist pruning, Roses,

fruit trees etc. Also garden

tidy ups. Ph Hugh 021 275

5445

TREE SERVICES

Specialist pruning, Roses,

fruit trees etc. Also garden

tidy ups. Ph Hugh 021 275

5445

WATERBLASTING

Housewash, Drives, Paths,

Decks, Moss kills, Gutter

cleans. Ph 020 410 67205

WINDOW CLEANING

Average 3 brm house

inside or out from $45.

Both from $80 Phone

Trevor 344-2170

WINDOW CLEANING

Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

GLAZING

TWISTY GLASS &

GLAZING LTD

• Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists

• Splashbacks • All Broken Windows

THE CAT DOOR MAN

Phone Cushla or Darren Twist

027 352 6225

Trades & Services

ROOF

PAINTING 24/7

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

20% OFF other

roof quotes

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

water blasting.

Moss and mould

treatment $300.

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

PAINTING

older painter

for older houses

50 years in trade

“All the skills”

Contact Jimmy Bell

0211221487

GST FREE

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

trade price!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311


38 The Star Thursday September 2 2021

The Star Classifieds

Situations Vacant

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

ORCHARD ROAD

AIRPORT AREA

Monday to Friday

4.30pm / 5.30pm

Start time

Total 8 hours per week

AVONHEAD AREA

Monday to Friday

3.15pm to 6.15pm

2 positions available

AVONHEAD AREA

Monday to Friday

3.15pm to 5.15pm

2 positions available

SOMERFIELD AREA

Monday to Friday

3pm to 6pm

CITY CENTRE

Monday to Friday

6pm to 9pm

Plus every 4th Sunday

2.5hrs

We are looking for cleaners

to join our commercial

cleaning team.

You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your

own transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.

Public Notices

NOTICE OF

INTENTION TO APPLY

FOR REMOVAL OF

THE ABOVE-NAMED

COMPANY FROM THE

REGISTER

Seaview (2005) Limited

(In Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 320 (2) of

the Companies Act 1993

Address of Registered Office:

HSW Limited, Accountants,

Level 1, 35 Mandeville Street,

Riccarton, Christchurch, P O

Box 8518, Christchurch.

Notice is hereby given that,

pursuant to section 318 (1)

(e) of the Companies Act

1993, the Registrar will be

removing the above-named

company from the Register

on the grounds that the

liquidator has completed his

duties.

The liquidator has delivered

the documents referred to

in section 257(1)(a) of the

Companies Act 1993 to the

Registrar of Companies thereby

completing the liquidation

pursuant to section 249 of

the Act.

Any objection to removal,

under section 321 of the

Companies Act 1993, must be

delivered to the Registrar by

the 20th working day after

the date of publication of

this notice.

Hamish Alexander Scott,

Liquidator

OUT OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENT ENROLMENT

TERM 1 & 2 2021

SCHOOLS. SPORTS CLUBS OR CULTURAL EVENTS

OUTSTANDING

Fundraising opportunity

The Star has a fantastic opportunity that is an ideal way

to fundraise while at the same time helps to profile and

promote your team and their goals and ambitions.

Call now to find out more about how you can fundraise

those hard to get dollars, while at the same time

promoting some of the great positive work being done

in the community. It also offers exceptional value for

your supporters and sponsors.

Contact:

Mike Fulham

379 7100

mike@starmedia.kiwi

Public Notices

TERM 1 & 2 2022

Public Notices

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available

from the school office and on the website.

Applications for 10 out-of-zone places are now being invited for new entrants who will

become eligible for enrolment during the period Term 1 & 2 2021 .

To apply for an out-of-zone application please email ​enrolments@thorrington.ac.nz

The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is 3pm Wednesday 28

October 2020.

If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on Thursday 29 October 2020.

Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot

being held.

Enrolment at the school is governed by an

enrolment scheme, details of which are available

from the school office and on the website.

Applications for 5 out-of-zone places are now being

invited for new entrants who will become eligible for

enrolment during the period Term 1 & 2 2022.

To apply for an out-of-zone application please

email admin@thorrington.ac.nz

The deadline for receipt of applications for out-ofzone

places is 3.30pm Friday 15 October 2021.

If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be

held on Monday 18 October 2021.

Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot

within three school days of the ballot being held.

Any questions can be directed to the email address

above or phone 03 332 7480.

Vehicles Wanted

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle depollution systems

0800 77 80 80

www.pickapart.co.nz

Entertainment

Over the years, Grant Amos has helped thousands

of people overcome their fear of flying.

Enrolments for our next “Flying Without Fear”

Programme are now being taken in your area.

HURRY! ONLY CHRISTCHURCH COURSE FOR THIS YEAR!

REMEMBER, FEAR OF FLYING IS NOT

IRRATIONAL - DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT IS

For further details, contact Sue on 09 483 5547

or 0800 737 225 www.flyok.co.nz

Newspaper Classifieds

“Little adds with BIG IMPACT”

Phone 379 1100

After you’ve read

the classified

section of The

Star - you’ll be

sure to have

discovered

something...

maybe even a

hidden talent?


Thursday September 2 2021 The Star 39

EAT

DRINK

SLEEP

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

Due to COVID LEVEL 3 restrictions, our Hoofbeats Restaurant,

Carbine Bar, and Sports Bar remain closed.

Keep safe. We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge ● Ph 03 342 7150

118 Racecourse Rd ● Christchurch ● www.racecoursehotel.co.nz



GARDEN RESTAURANT

TAKEAWAY

ENJOY YOUR

GARDEN RESTAURANT

FAVOURITES!

TAKEAWAY

DINNER BUFFET

AVAILABLE 5-8PM

DAILY.

Menu options on our

website and facebook pages.

Pre-order essential

via 03 386 0088 or

QR code

or at

gardenrestaurantbuffet.co.nz

Contactless payment

on credit card via phone

or paywave on pick up.

@GardenRestaurantBuffet

Have you made plans for Father's Day yet?

This Sunday

5th September

Lunch/Dinner

CLICK & COLLECT

CAFÉ

COFFEE

@GBCCHCH

Treat Dad to a feast at

home prepared by us!

Only $109

for a takeaway

buffet for 4 people.

Orders essential

before noon Saturday.

Preorder and pay by

noon Saturday

on 03 386 0088

or email us

gardenr@gardenhotel.co.nz.

Pickup times:

11.30am to 1pm &

5pm - 7.30pm




THE ENTERTAINMENT HUB OF THE NORTH!

DUE TO COVID

LEVEL 3 RESTRICTIONS,

THE CLUB IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

SEE YOU SOON.

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

(COVID LEVELS PERMITTING)

FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER, 8PM

HOUSIE

EVERY THURSDAY

12PM

EYES DOWN 12.30PM

80's

SMASH HITS

PRE-SALE TICKETS $25 | DOOR SALES $30

BISTRO

OPEN FROM 12PM

WEDNESDAY

TO SUNDAY

BAR HOURS

MON 3PM-10PM

TUES & WEDS 11.30AM

THURS 11AM | FRI 11.30AM

SAT & SUN 11AM

Closing times will vary.

113 RAVEN QUAY | PHONE: 03 327 7884

As an essential food manufacturing business

mumma bear is still busy whipping up delicious

healthy afordable mueslis, porridges and granolas

- all contactless courier deliveries.

No one should be without their mumma bear!

www.mummab.co.nz

Free Christchurch delivery for orders $40 and over.

The shop - 2/2 Soleares Ave, Mt Pleasant

is CLOSED until Level 2.

Facebook, instagram or Rose at 027 329 1818


40 The Star Thursday September 2 2021

We’re having a

CLEAR-OUT!

ALL BEDROOM, LOUNGE, DINING, OFFICE, MATTRESSES ON SALE! Ends 20.9.21.

Riley Chaise Sofa – Grey

WAS $

1699

NOW

$

1199

Brix Light /Peyton Grey

7 Piece Dining Set

WAS $

1569

NOW

$

1149

ALL

MATTRESSES

ON SALE

HEAPS of SUPER DEALS!

Ramsey Single/Single

Bunk Bed

WAS $

1299

Charlie Angular Chaise

WAS $

2699

NOW

$

2399

SCAN QR TO SHOP

NOW

$

999

ALL DINING

CHAIRS

ON SALE

Zen PU

$

125

Duke

$

125

Peyton

$

115

Vintage

$

95

Camille

$

75

PARKLANE

ON SALE

5 Drawer Chest

NOW $

799

6 Drawer Lowboy

NOW $

799

Xander Recliner

WAS $

799

NOW

$

599

Get excited!

Your goods are revving to go!

While our store is still

closed, we are resuming

contactless click & collect

and deliveries! Scan QR

for more information.

Scan to find store

250 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch

0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

targetfurniture.co.nz

Offers and product prices advertised here expire

20/09/21. Sale Excludes Accessories.

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