The Star: September 09, 2021

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Thursday, September 9, 2021 | Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper

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Runners and

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– page 5

School lawnmower man

speaks of brutal teen attack

• By Chris Barclay

NAUSEOUS AND still nursing

a gashed scalp, a lawnmowing

contractor has spoken of being

goaded by three youths before

they lashed out as he sought

to prevent vandalism at a city

school.

John Burn intervened when

‘We’re under

age, we can do

whatever we

(expletive) like’

UNSOLVED: Principal Andrew Wilkinson outside the new Gilberthorpe School buildings where lawnmowing

contractor John Burn was attacked.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

the trio of teenagers were

acting suspiciously by new

buildings at Gilberthorpe

School in Hei Hei last

Thursday, when he asked

them to leave, one scoffed:

“We’re under age, we can do

whatever we (expletive) like so:

(expletive) off.’’

• Turn to page 6

Mauger

questions

council

water

survey

• By Chris Barclay

MAYORAL hopeful Phil

Mauger has questioned a city

council survey designed to gauge

ratepayers’ views on proposed

Three Waters reforms.

Mauger

said the

survey should

have given

Christchurch

residents the

option of

simply saying

whether they

were for or

against the

Phil Mauger

Government’s controversial plans

to reorganise drinking, stormwater

and wastewater networks

throughout the country.

The city council launched an

online survey last month seeking

feedback to mould its response to

the Government’s plans.

Under the proposal, the city

council’s $6.9 billion of waterbased

assets would be absorbed

into one entity covering 21 local

authorities in the South Island.

Mauger said the online

survey accessed through the

city council’s website could

inadvertently be seen as

endorsing the Government’s

blueprint. • Turn to page 8

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A VETERAN children’s

entertainment duo who had

their car stolen last w ek in New

Brighton are wo ried the thieves

don’t kno wha they’ve driven

away with.

Natural Magic Pirates pu peteers

Ke ry and Mary McCa mon

woke up on Saturday to discover

their 1998 Subaru Impreza had

vanished from their Marine Pde

driveway, along with their life’s

work inside.

The stolen vehicle was ca rying

a Magic Pu pet Box containing

i replaceable handmade pu pets

the pair have used to entertain

children for the last four decades.

Mary feared the box will be

carele sly dumped. Having the

car back would be a bonus, but

returning what was inside was

what ma tered most.

“We’re hoping someone wi l find

it and trace it back to us,” she said.

“We recognise the people who

t ok the car didn’t want our puppets,

but it’s hugely inconvenient

and sad for the children that we

like to do shows for.”

The McCa mons have been

entertaining children around the

city since moving here in 1983.

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A LINCOLN University student is

backing calls for a cycleway to be given

urgency on the township’s busy Gerald

St.

Ye Yuan was lucky to escape serious injuries

when she was knocked off her bike

two years ago by a motorist who failed to

stop for her as he was turning right into

Challenge Lincoln.

Now Lincoln University ecologist Mike

Bowie has suffered the same fate as he

biked to work. He was left with a cracked

helmet and suspected broken rib.

But work on a dedicated cycleway

won’t start until the 2027/28 financial

year which Bowie and Yuan say is

“absurd.”

• Susan Sandys reports on pages 4 & 5

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

HVAC SPECIALISTS

• By Samantha Mythen

VOLUNTEERS ARE working

through lockdown to get meals

to people in need around the

harbour basin.

Lyttelton Community House,

which is operating as an essential

service, is delivering its normal

20-30 meals a week.

Community house social

worker Claire Coveney, who has

worked with the organisation for

two years, said it was “a massive

community team effort.”

The service began after the

earthquakes, which resulted in

the community house bringing in

a commercial kitchen.

Coveney said most of the people

they help are those who are older,

have disabilities or have health

issues. The meals cost $8.50.

They may have difficulties

cooking or food shopping, or they

need legitimate rest or have been

unwell in hospital,” she said.

The organisation helps people

with both short and long-term

issues, for however long they

need, Coveney said.

• Turn to page 5

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Runners warned to warm up.......................5

Thieves follow courier vans.................................7

Haircuts back on the agenda.......................9

Tinder rapist to stay behind bars.............12

Airport makes 12-month profit..........10-11

Terror risk........................................................................16

Mayor’s column.......................................................19

Letters.......................................................................20-21

Puzzles.............................................................................22

Sport..................................................................................23

DriveSouth...................................................................25

Classified...............................................................27-33

Gig guide...................................................................... 33

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Star Media regional

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“Readers want local news

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in their home. It’s extremely

pleasing to see all the titles

we survey had excellent

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I want to thank and

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STOLEN: Natural Magic Pirates pu pet ers Ke ry and Mary McCammon would like their pu pets back. The pu pets were

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SHOULD POLICE

BE ARMED?

The debate over

whether there should

be a general arming

of police heated up

yesterday when Police

Minister Poto Williams

said she would not

support any such move.

The Christchurch

East MP said the Māori

and Pacific

Island

communities

she

represents

do not want

it.

Recent attacks on

police and the fatal

shooting of Constable

Matthew Hunt in

Auckland last year have

fuelled discussion on

whether police in New

Zealand should be able

to carry firearms at all

times.

The Star went out

onto the streets

yesterday to ask

Christchurch people

their views.

• Story, page 4

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CDHB

staff

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take up

free flu

vaccine

• By Susan Sandys

FEWER THAN 20 per cent of

Canterbury District Health Board

staff have so far taken up free flu

vaccines.

The figure suggests the CDHB

is well behind the 80 per cent

target that the Ministry of Health

has for district health board

health care workers.

The revelation comes following

news last month the CDHB remains

among nine in the country

that does not know which of

their staff are vaccinated against

Covid-19.

Chief people officer Mary

Johnston said yesterday about

2000 staff had received their

influenza vaccination at the

health board’s free clinics. This

number did not include staff who

may have chosen to receive the

vaccine from their own GP or

pharmacy.

The CDHB employs about

11,500 people.

The roll-out of the free flu

vaccinations for staff was made

available from July 8.

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53yo arrested after armed hospital call out

A 53-YEAR-OLD man was

arrested after an armed police

call out at Christchurch Hospital

yesterday.

Armed police swooped on the

area at 10.30am after reports a

person had entered the outpatient

building with a gun. It was later

determined no firearm was

involved.

The arrested man is due to appear

in the district court on September

14, facing a charge of threatening to

kill/do grievous bodily harm.

A witness told The Star a man

came into the hospital’s outpatients’

building and allegedly threatened

to shoot someone.

Runners warned to warm

up as injury claims take off

AS THE Covid-19 restrictions

are relaxed to give recreational

runners more scope to set their

own pace in the city, they are

being urged to take adequate

precautions before pounding the

pavement.

And the warning is not social

distancing or mask-related –

ACC is reinforcing the need for

people to have warmed up and

stretched before they hit the

road.

Last year the number and cost

of running injuries in Canterbury

was 1769 and $1.191 million

respectively, a $193,690 increase

from 2019.

The figures are tracking to

reach record heights again with

ACC reporting 1070 runningrelated

claims up to July 31,

which have so far cost $655,651

to diagnose and treat.

In the five-year period from

2016 to July 31, 2021, there

were 11,190 claims for running

injuries accepted by ACC. About

$6.6 million was needed to clear

them.

Nationally, there were 81,845

claims, costing $52.6 million

rubber-stamped in that time

frame.

The 40-44 age group submitted

the most running-related

claims between 2016-2021 (9712)

ahead of those aged 25-29 (8669).

From the 14,294 accepted

claims last year, 13,136 were classified

as soft tissue injuries (92

per cent), 457 were punctures/

cuts or stings; fractures and

DAMAGE: People aged

40-44 made the most

running-related ACC claims

between 2016-2021.

dislocations accounted for 314

claims (2 per cent).

The start of spring last week is

also expected to contribute to an

increase in claims. There were

4111 running injuries over that

season last year, the highest in

the five-year period.

“This is encouraging,” says

ACC injury prevention partner

Natalie Hardaker.

The popularity of running

events and running for general

fitness seems to be increasing,

but it is important to have a plan

so you can make the finish line.

“Make sure you build into

your training slowly. Good

physical preparation, combined

with rest and recovery, will help

you stay injury-free and achieve

your goals.”

ACC stressed the importance

of wearing correct shoes,

warming up, nutrition and

warming down, as well as

building recovery days into the

programme.

NEWS 5

in brief

Police find body

in vehicle

Police discovered a body in a

vehicle early yesterday morning.

A police spokesperson said

officers were called to Northcroft

St, Hoon Hay, about 2am. The

driver of the vehicle was found

dead. The death is not being

treated as suspicious and the

person may have suffered a

medical event, police said. The

death will be referred to the

coroner.

City council has

water assets of $6.9b

In a story headlined ‘More than

4000 responses to council’s

water survey” in last week’s

edition of The Star regarding the

proposed three waters reforms,

the value of the city council’s

water assets was listed as $6.9

million. The figure should have

been reported as $6.9 billion. The

Star apologises for the error.

• Letters, pages 20-21

Speed limit changes

for peninsula, Lyttelton

Roads in Akaroa, Lyttelton and

other parts of Banks Peninsula

will have speed limits lowered.

The changes will see a 40km/h

speed limit on all streets in

Lyttelton, except Norwich Quay/

Gladstone Quay, which is part

of State Highway 74 and the

responsibility of Waka Kotahi

NZ Transport Agency. Roads in

the Akaroa town centre will also

be set at 40km/h, while many

winding narrow rural roads

will have significantly lower

speeds – down from 100km/h

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NEWS

• From page 1

To emphasise their belligerence,

one of the youths threw a

pail paint over the ceiling of a

deck.

Then they turned on one of the

victims of unsolved crimes investigated

by police during Covid-19

alert level 4 and 3 restrictions.

“Normally when you tell people

to ‘bugger off’ they disappear because

I’ll call the police. I didn’t

have a chance to do that, I could

see they were spoiling for a fight,”

Burn said.

One of the teenagers swung a

scooter at head height before it

flew into the contractor’s face.

As Burn was scrambling to

find his feet, another boy used

a skateboard to crack the dazed

60-odd-year-old on the back of

the head.

Fortunately a cleaner appeared

to stop the assault, the trio of 13

to 14-year-olds fled to leave Burn

with a 8cm gash on his scalp,

bruising and concussion.

He was in hospital for six hours

before a CT scan cleared him of

serious injury. The wound was

“glued” up and although the

damage will heal, there could be

psychological scarring to contend

with a week on from the incident.

“I’m a bit more wary, not so

gung-ho. I’m close to retirement,

this might spur me on a bit, I

don’t know,” said Burn, who

tends to about 50 school grounds

around Christchurch for the

Ministry of Education.

“I’m still a bit fatigued, I’ve still

got really bad headaches, that’s

the concussion.”

Gilberthorpe School principal

Andrew Wilkinson described the

attack as “cowardly.”

“We will work tirelessly to

identify the individuals responsible

so that they can be held

accountable for their actions,” he

said.

“We don’t have (security)

cameras unfortunately, we simply

haven’t needed them but we’ll

have to review that in light of

this. They may well have helped

in this instance.”

While Cantabrians worked

from home – or not at all – once

the Delta variant was detected, it

was business as usual for police

as criminal activity proved immune

to Covid-19 restrictions.

“Anecdotally police have seen

an increase in calls for service for

family harm, Covid-19 breaches

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Scooter and skateboard used to hit man’s head

ROBBERY: The Roll On In Dairy in Bishopdale was raided

during lockdown, while intruders caused $7500 of damage

to the Bishop Brothers Public House also in Bishopdale.

and mental health. They have

seen a decrease in calls for service

for burglary, theft and vehicle

crashes,” a spokesperson said.

Monthly crime data has not

yet been processed to cover the

lockdown phase.

Burn is among the victims

of unsolved crimes committed

during the alert level 4, then 3,

lockdown in the city.

A dairy owner in Bishopdale is

also recovering from the trauma

of being robbed at knife point by

two youths, who exited the Roll

On In Dairy Sawyers Arms Rd

with a cash register, on August

22.

The offenders were aged

between 15 to 20, with Covid-19

masks helping disguise their

identities.

Police are also still searching

for two people who broke into the

Bishop Brothers Public House on

Farrington Ave, Bishopdale, on

August 27.

They only needed three minutes

to cause $7500 of damage

before they left with six bottles of

Jim Beam bourbon.

Incidents with outcomes:

• A 29-year-old man was

arrested in relation to the

fatal crash in Marshland which

claimed the life of Christchurch

woman Rachael Harris.

Harris, 62, was heading home

after helping an elderly friend

during lockdown when the crash

happened at the intersection of

Marshland and Mairehau Rds

on August 23. The man allegedly

fled the scene before emergency

services arrived, but he

was arrested three days later and

charged with dangerous driving

causing death.

• A man was critically injured

when the car he was driving

crashed on Lincoln Rd on August

26 after being asked to stop by

police in Addington. CCTV

footage indicated the vehicle

was speeding and on the wrong

side of the road before the driver

allegedly ran a red light and collided

with another car. The man,

understood to be a member of

the Tribesmen gang, was freed

from the wreckage by firefighters

before being taken to hospital.

The Mazda Alexa he was driving

was linked to a firearms incident

in Burwood on August 23.

• Two 14-year-old girls were

taken into custody after an early

morning crime spree in Christchurch

that extended out to Rolleston

on August 31. Police said the

pair stole two vehicles in the city

before an attempted burglary in

Rolleston.

• A 33-year-old man was arrested

and a teenage boy was referred

to youth aid after allegedly forcing

their way into a New Brighton

house and robbing the occupant

at gunpoint on August 30.

The man was charged with aggravated

robbery and appeared in

the district court on last Thursday,

where he was remanded in

custody ahead of another appearance

on September 20.

• A police dog is recovering on

antibiotics after being attacked

by a dog during a call-out at the

Ferry Motel in Phillipstown on

August 31. Officers used pepper

spray and a taser unsuccessfully

in a bid to subdue the aggressive

dog before it was shot. A man

was arrested after he allegedly

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THIEVES ARE following

courier vans in Canterbury to

spy on the the drop-off process

and assess whether they can

steal the items.

An increase in thefts from

letterboxes and front doors

prompted police to warn people

to keep an eye out for their

courier deliveries so the goods

cannot be snatched by opportunistic

thieves, particularly

during Covid-19 restrictions.

“Obviously at this time, there

are more parcels being delivered,

and more chances for your

items to be stolen,” said Inspector

Leairne Dow.

She said some thieves will trail

courier vans to assess whether

they can steal the items after

they have been delivered.

“We would like to remind

couriers to secure deliveries if

possible,” Dow said.

“Thieves will take any opportunity

to steal, and parcels left

on front door steps or in apartment

building common areas

are an easy target.

“If you see a car following a

courier van, or an unexpected

visitor knocks on your door asking

for someone you don’t know,

contact police.”

Freightways, which includes

New Zealand Couriers, Post

Haste Couriers and Sub 60

among their stable of businesses,

said would-be thieves trailing

vans was an issue.

“We do occasionally see more

organised or pre-meditated

thefts, though incidents are

more often the result or random

or opportunistic acts,” said

New Zealand Couriers general

manager Devon Buckingham.

A spokesperson for NZ Post

said drivers were also told to

lock their vehicles when making

deliveries so parcels cannot

be taken while the vehicle was

unattended.

Dow said people should ensure

their packages are delivered

when someone will be home to

receive them.

Couriers should also be told

not to leave parcels at the front

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Courier vans being followed by thieves

TARGET: Thieves have trailed some courier vans.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

door or on top of an apartment

building post box.

Even if packages arrive safely,

Dow said purchasers need to

minimise the potential for

burglary.

“Be smart when disposing of

packaging, so passers-by can’t

see if you’ve been buying expensive

items,” she said.

Items left out for pick-up –

such as dry cleaning, food and

gifts – are also being targeted.

“Perhaps arrange with the

receiver that the items will be

hidden from view,” Dow said.

Parcels are not just targeted

during lockdown with a survey

by financial research and comparison

website Finder estimating

that almost half a million

New Zealanders had a package

stolen during 2020.

The data indicated 60 per cent

lost items worth more than $50;

more than a third (37 per cent)

lost more than $100.

NZ Post handled more

than 85 million parcels in

2020, with the level of lost,

stolen or disputed deliveries

rose in line with the growth in

volume.

The company could not

provide statistics on stolen

goods because if a parcel is

stolen after a delivery it becomes

a matter for police.

NEWS 7

Job losses

loom at milk

company

DUNSANDEL-based dairy

company Synlait Milk is looking

to axe about 150 jobs as it moves

to restructure its business.

Chief executive John Penno said

the move is not just about cost

savings but a complete reorganisation

and change of the way the

company works.

The company employs about

1000 workers and the aim is to

cut about 15 per cent of the workforce,

which will save between $10

million and $12 million a year.

Penno said Synlait, whose

previous chief executive Leon

Clement left in April, had been

through a lot of change over the

last 12 months.

“This means some areas are

now over-resourced, and some areas

are under-resourced,” he said.

“We need to review and reset

the structure of our business to

match our current goals to be successful,”

he said.

Penno said the company was

“on a journey” to transform its

culture.

Synlait makes a range of dairy

products, but has grown on supplying

infant formula to A2 Milk,

which has been battered over the

past year by Covid 19-related disruptions

to its key market, China.

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TROUBLE: Police responding to reports of disorder in

Linwood on Tuesday night. PHOTOS: GEORGE HEARD

Arrest after disorder

at Burger King

Police took a man into custody

after reports of a physical

altercation between several men

at Linwood Burger King.

Police were called to the

Burger King about 5.20pm on

Tuesday after receiving reports of

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Questions over water reforms

‘were too soft’ – Mauger

• From page 1

Said Mauger: “There’s a

question: ‘All areas of New

Zealand should have access to

safe drinking water?’ Of course

you’ll agree. The Government

will look at that answer and

go ‘we’re on the right track,

everyone wants to have fresh

water’.

“I’m a wee bit disappointed our

questionnaire wasn’t a wee bit

more forthright. The questions

were too soft for me,” he said.

City council head of three

waters and waste Helen

Beaumont said the option of a

straight ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer was

considered premature.

“We felt it was too early to ask

a ‘for’ or ‘against’ question, as we

do not believe there is sufficient

information yet available about

the details of the Government’s

proposal for three waters reform

for Christchurch and Banks

Peninsula,” she said.

“This is only the start of a

public conversation – we are

planning other opportunities in

the future. We will be making

it clear in our feedback to the

Government that we fully expect

to consult with our community

when it comes to such an

important and significant

decision for our district.”

The survey, which launched

last month, had attracted

more than 4600 responses by

yesterday afternoon. It closes on

Sunday.

Mauger was adamant he

did not require any further

information, with his view set in

stone.

“I’ve made my mind up, I

would opt out every day of the

week. I have enough information

to make a decision,” he said.

“It does not feel right. If

you take away all those assets,

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Thursday September 9 2021 The Star

NEWS 9

Haircuts, coffee order of the day

• By Samantha Mythen

EARTHQUAKES, change in

location, and more recently, two

nationwide lockdowns will not

prevent Rosemary Du Plessis

from getting a haircut at her

favoured salon.

Rosemary has been getting

her hair done at True Grit since

it first opened in 2005, having

her hair cut by salon owner

Jacqui Victor for more than 20

years.

She was one of many

Cantabrians who took to cafes

and hair salons yesterday as

Christchurch entered alert level

2.

Victor said Rosemary had the

“mask of the day,” with blue and

red roses covering her mouth

and nose.

Rosemary had booked in

for an “ordinary haircut,”

although had to confess to Victor

she had cut her own fringe a

week ago.

Victor said the salon was

fully booked until next week

with eager clients eager to get

fringes trimmed and roots redyed.

“It’s been busy but seamless,”

Victor said of True Grit’s

first day re-opening in level 2

yesterday.

Earlier in the week, her

staff had been working to

reschedule lockdown-cancelled

appointments.

Compared to last year, Victor

said they had not yet seen any

drastic hairstyles or colours

where bored people confined at

home attempted to be their own

personal hairdressers.

All staff and clients had been

following the new mask-wearing

rules. However, Victor said she

“didn’t like having to wear them.”

The mouth shows so much

expression. It’s hard to tell if my

clients are smiling and happy

with the mask.”

Next door to True Grit is

Moment Cafe, owned by Emma

Cole.

She said day one of level 2 had

been “mental and so much busier

than expected.”

Dedicated customer Sam

Mitchell said he had ordered the

cafe’s chicken burger every day

since level 3.

Cole said running the cafe

through two lockdowns had

been a struggle.

There is a lot of loss you don’t

see,” she said.

With level 2 restricting

gatherings to 100 people, Cole

had to give up a $3500 catering

contract for an event of 120

JUST A TRIM: True Grit hair salon owner

Jacqui Victor with Rosemary Du Plessis,

a client of more than 20 years, receiving

her first haircut in level 2. Meanwhile, loyal

Moment Café customers Sam Mitchell and

Rami Strong are stoked to be able to eat

out again in their favourite spot.

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN ​

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cancelled.

However, regulars like

Mitchell and Rami Strong were a

blessing.

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somewhere new and getting

fresh food straight from the

kitchen,” said Strong.

“We’re more than happy to be

here supporting local businesses

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Airport chief executive pleased with

• By Grant Bradley

CHRISTCHURCH Airport

boss Malcolm Johns says the

company is only just keeping its

mouth and nose above the water,

but has achieved something rare

in aviation – a profit for the past

12 months.

The airport is 75 per cent

owned by the city council

and 25 per cent owned by the

Government and is likely to pay

a dividend after reporting an

underlying operating profit of

$38.7 million off total income of

$189 million. This was helped by

property revaluations.

During the year to June 30

the airport provided about $35

million in customer and tenant

relief. It borrowed $15 million to

shore up its balance sheet when

the pandemic hit but has in the

latest year paid off the debt.

In the past fortnight Auckland

International Airport and Air

New Zealand have reported

losses. Queenstown Airport’s

profit slumped 91 per cent to $1.6

million.

Although operating profit for

Christchurch is slightly down on

last year, and well down on the

pre-Covid full year of $57m in

2019, Johns said the result was

because of strategies developed

after the 2011 earthquakes.

While the airport was not

profitable during the just finished

alert level 4, he said the

long-term domestic passenger

focus and development of freight

facilities were paying off.

“Coming out of the earthquakes

we had to rethink our

business and that work is a big

part of being able to deliver both

a positive operating profit, a respectable

net profit after tax and

return our balance sheet to its

pre-Covid state during financial

year 2021.’’

During the past 18 months

during alert level 3 and 4, the

airport made a loss, at level 2 it

can tread water and at level 1 it

can make money.

“We’ve been battered like everybody

else is in aviation, we just

managed to be battered just to

the point where we can keep our

nose and mouth above water.”

As part of its recovery between

2014 and 2019, most of about

$600 million in new capital

spending was directed towards

supporting freight and logistics

growth at Christchurch Airport

LOGISTICS:

Christchurch

Airport chief

executive

Malcolm

Johns. He

says strategies

developed

after the 2011

earthquakes

have

helped the

airport stay

profitable.

and accessing new domestic

revenue opportunities.

In 2017 the airport equalised

aviation charges between domestic

and international passengers,

meaning domestic and international

passengers have been

of equal value at Christchurch

since then. Every domestic and

international passenger each

pays $10.80.

Domestic travel had exceeded

pre-Covid levels in July which

had greatly benefited Christchurch

Airport.

‘’With the loss of international

that’s a very significant factor

on the basis of us being able

because we have an integrated

terminal that shares lots of facilities

between international and

domestic operations.’’

But the nationwide lockdown

meant Jetstar was no longer flying

and Air New Zealand was

flying only a handful of flights

for essential workers.

With different nationwide

alert level settings Christchurch

would still be hurt as 40 per cent

of its traffic comes out of Auckland,

which will be in lockdown

longer than the rest of the country

to the south.

Johns said his airport could

act as more of a hub for airlines

if Christchurch was at a different

setting. Auckland has been the

main base for Air New Zealand

domestic operations.

“I think that’s definitely an

option, ultimately it’s up to Air

New Zealand to decide how

they structure the network.

What’s been proven in the last

18 months is they’re incredibly

adaptable and I’m sure as the

you know once the pathways

out of this for Auckland and

the rest of New Zealand firm up

that they will shape the network

accordingly and, you know we’ll

be ready to play a role to support

that.”

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12-month profit

The earthquakes had “kicked

Christchurch into a parallel valley”

compared to other airports

but this might be reversed with

different levels set around the

country.

Johns said it would take years

for aviation to recover from the

pandemic, and again the earthquakes

had provided an insight

into how it will play out.

“In that period of the three

years after the earthquake, it was

full of snakes and ladders. You’d

climb up a ladder and then suddenly

you’d fall down snake. This

level 4 is a snake,” he said.

Scenario planning for Covid

showed the same would play out.

The airport spent close to seven

years recovering after the earthquakes,

and had one great year

before the pandemic struck.

“It’s a bloody tough industry

to be in at the moment. It’s probably

gonna be bloody tough for

a while to go, but ultimately the

fundamentals of the industry

remain in that people and goods

are going to want to move

around.”

“I want to give a real shout

out to all of the border workers,

the seafarers, the watersiders

the border workers, the pilots

etc, who have continued to keep

New Zealand connected to the

rest of the world over the last 18

months,” he said.

“Those workers didn’t get kudos

for weeks in quarantine here

and overseas and don’t see their

families for a really long period

of time.

The reality is we wouldn’t have

fuel, we don’t have imported food

on our shelves, we don’t have

medical imports without those

people making those sacrifices,

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so our ability to live in a bubble at

the bottom of the world safe from

Covid has really been built off the

work that those people do,” Johns

said.

“I have tremendous respect for

the way that they’ve dealt with

such a difficult situation to keep

us prosperous as a country.”

– NZ Herald

• By Samantha Mythen

OVERFLOWING bins in

Sumner have the community

calling for more ‘smart bins’ to

be installed.

The village saw many visitors

over the weekend, which resulted

in overflowing bins along

the esplanade.

New smart bins have been

installed around Christchurch’s

community parks and public

spaces, with five bins in Sumner.

The Sumner Community

Residents’ Association said the

“new smart bins are excellent

but there are not enough of

them.”

They were not up to the

challenge,” said the association

on the Sumner NZ Facebook

group.

It is keenly aware of the coming

summer months, which

will draw more people to the

beaches, resulting in more rubbish.

They are in the process of

requesting two additional bins

from the city council.

One of the current smart bins

had a broken sensor and will be

replaced.

Said Sumner Hub coordinator

Charlie Hudson:

There are gaps where bins

Thursday September 9 2021 The Star

NEWS 11

Call for more rubbish

bins in busy areas

should be . . . they need to be

more spaced out and accessible,

especially in areas where people

are leaving Sumner.”

The smart bins have a larger

capacity and sensor technology

which provides the city council’s

maintenance contractor

with daily data on how full each

bin is.

The data means the contractor

only needs to send crews out to

empty the bins when required,

saving time and money.

The smart bins were trialled

in the Botanic Gardens, Hagley

Park, Akaroa and other popular

parks and attractions prior to

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Tinder rapist to stay behind bars

• By Anna Leask

A BRAZILIAN national who

raped his Tinder date while

living in Christchurch has had

his latest bid for parole rejected –

and must stay behind bars until

October next year.

He may be reconsidered

for an early release from prison

if he can find a suitable parole

address or his deportation can go

ahead.

But any address would have to

be in an area where his victim

does not live, work or have

family.

Fernando Do Nascimento

Barbosa was jailed in December

for three years and four months

for raping his Tinder date in

Christchurch in 2018.

He claimed he did not realise

her repeated cries of “no” and

her trying to fight him off during

the assault were a signal for him

to stop.

When Barbosa was sentenced,

a deportation order was made,

meaning he has to leave New

Zealand as soon as possible when

released from prison – either on

parole or after serving his entire

sentence – late next year.

The Parole Board, after

turning him down multiple

times, agreed to release him

from prison in July on the basis

that he would leave New Zealand

voluntarily on a flight to Brazil

the same day. However,

there was a “miscommunication”

and the airline his family had

paid for flights with would not

allow him to travel without an

escort.

Because of the Covid-19 travel

restrictions, police are not able

to escort criminals subject to

deportation orders.

When the board was told

Barbosa could not fly, his parole

was revoked. He was told that if

he could find a suitable parole

address they would reconsider

his release.

That address had to be outside

any area where the victim, who

is terrified of running into him,

frequented.

Those areas include the wider

Canterbury, Waikato and

Wellington-Wairarapa areas.

He also had to show the board

he would have financial support

as, given his deportation order, it

was unlikely he would find work

or get any government financial

assistance.

At a hearing held by phone

because of the level 4 lockdown

the board told Barbosa his latest

bid for parole was rejected.

Parole Board panel convenor

Martha Coleman confirmed

Barbosa had been trying to find

an address without success.

She acknowledged there had

been multiple parole hearings in

the past few months as Barbosa

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Barbosa,

who was

jailed for

raping his

Tinder date,

could be

released

from prison

early if his

deportation

can go

ahead.

and his family tried to secure his

departure from the country.

“Given the uncertainty of

when either a suitable New

Zealand release may become

available or when alternative

flights home may be secured,

there seems little point giving

him a further short stand down

at this stage,” Coleman said.

“Instead it was agreed at the

hearing today that his next

appearance before the board

would be set to occur in October

2022.

“This is on the understanding

that he can apply for an earlier

hearing under S 26 of the Parole

Act 2002 if he is in a position to

either propose an address in New

Zealand with support that meets

victim concerns, or he is able to

leave New Zealand voluntarily

and without an escort.

“It may be that the Brazilian

Embassy can assist in identifying

other travel options.”

Barbosa’s full sentence ends in

December next year.

He has previously blamed the

victim for his situation but was

reminded at his last hearing who

was to blame.

The only person who is

responsible for his predicament

is himself,” the board told him.

“He needs to be aware that

his attitude may in turn cause

a future board to rethink his

readiness for parole.”

The victim has told the board

repeatedly she fears what will

happen if Barbosa is released.

She was extremely worried

about seeing him and was

concerned that, given he

continues to justify the attack on

her, others may be at risk.

At his sentencing the court

heard Barbosa lacked remorse

and even after he pleaded guilty,

he tried to minimise the rape,

saying “he did not understand

New Zealand culture and

misread the signals.”

Further, he said, in Brazil

“her behaviour would mean

something different”.

-NZ Herald

Christchurch City Council COVID-19 update

Reopening at Alert Level 2

Many of our facilities are now open and we look forward to welcoming you back. The health and safety of residents and staff is our top priority,

so we’ve got measures in place to help keep everyone safe and well. You can do your bit by staying at home if you, or anyone in your house,

is unwell, and by scanning in and physical distancing when visiting our facilities.

New Alert Level 2 guidelines for our venues

• At Alert Level 2 you must follow the Government guidelines

by wearing a mask at all of our indoor venues.

• Contact tracing will be in place and everyone must sign in,

either with the Covid Tracer app or manually using the slips

provided.

• We will be limiting numbers into our facilities to keep

everyone safe. You should keep two metres apart from people

you do not know.

Libraries and Service Centres

• Our libraries and service centres will reopen to the public

today, Thursday 9 September.

• Check our opening hours and find out what you need to

know before you visit our libraries at:

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Recreation and Sport Centres

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9 September. To protect your health and safety we’re putting

in place contact tracing and a booking system. Before you visit,

please see ccc.govt.nz for more details.

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• Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū also opens today,

Thursday 9 September. Please visit our website for the latest

information and opening hours. christchurchartgallery.org.nz

Rates

• If your rates were due on 31 August, and you normally pay your

rates in person, you will have until close of business on

Wednesday 15 September to pay at a service centre without

incurring a penalty charge. For the latest information about rates

and how we can help, visit ccc.govt.nz/rates or talk to us on

0800 800 169.

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Alert Level 2. The Ecoshop is also open. If you live on Banks

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NEWS

Former pub

to open as

art studio

• By Susan Sandys

THE FORMER Hororata Hotel

will open to customers once

again.

Once iconic for its pies and

being a landmark pub, the

building is now home to pottery

tutor Frank Hakkaart and fiance

Sarah Handley.

They have named it The Artist’s

In, with the spelling of “In” intentional,

as they don’t want people

to think it is still a hotel.

Rather, it will be a potter’s

studio and art gallery, selling

the work of Hakkaart and fellow

Selwyn artists.

The old pub was damaged in the

September 4, 2010, earthquake

and has not operated as a hotel

since.

Hakkaart and Handley bought

the building about 10 months ago.

They are undertaking long-term

renovations, and expect to open

the gallery later this year.

Hakkaart said they were looking

forward to opening, although

ironically have had to turn some

people away.

The number of times we have

had people turning up at the

door, they are wanting a beer

or wanting to use the TAB or

whatever. We are having to say:

‘It’s been 10 years mate’.”

• By Maddisyn Jeffares

STICKING TO a routine is

recommended in lockdown,

even for penguins.

Keepers at the International

Antarctic Centre have been playing

radio music for the centre’s

little blue penguins to keep them

attuned to what would normally

be noisy surrounds.

The birds, which are one of

the centre’s main attractions,

are used to the sound of large

crowds, especially during their

feeding time.

Before this latest lockdown,

the penguins saw hundreds of

visitors a day, but now see fewer

than four – their three keepers

and a maintenance worker _

so staff have resorted to music

to make up for the absence of

crowds.

Antarctic Centre general

manager Todd Schmidt said a

rotating roster of three keepers

continued to work on site to care

for the 17 birds, all of which are

rescue penguins with injuries or

disabilities that mean they could

not survive in the wild.

They require hands-on care,”

he said, and keepers had a special

bond with them.

The penguins are everything

to the penguin keepers.”

The centre’s attractions also

include huskies, which are

contracted in from Southern

Huskies NZ.

Southern Huskies owner Joe

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in the absence of visitors. The huskies are exercised twice a day.

Murray said the three adult

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have been locked down with

him off-site, and were “itching to

get out and see people”.

Murray has been using a dry

sled or rig to exercise the huskies

and keeps them fit with five to

10km runs morning and night.

He said the dry sledding also

helped to build and maintain

the huskies’ unity as a working

team. “The dogs love putting

their harness on knowing it’s

time to work.”

The centre had tweaked its attractions

last year in response to

the Covid-19 pandemic’s border

closures, re-orienting itself to

local visitors.

Schmidt said centre staff

had been “blown away” by the

following increase in visitor

numbers.

Before the latest lockdown,

the centre averaged about 100

visitors a day on weekdays, up to

300 on weekends, and in the last

school holidays had more than

500 visitors a day.

“This lockdown may be a bit of

a momentum killer, so we hope

that comes back,” he said.

It would likely take a while to

regenerate those numbers again,

“but right now we are staying

positive”.

The centre has received

$180,000 from the Department

of Conservation’s Wildlife

Institutions Relief Fund, a fund

set up to provide short-term

support for wildlife institutions

heavily impacted by the

Covid-19 response.

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16

OPINION

Complacency our biggest risk from a lone wolf attack

Former

detective,

police

witness

protection

squad

member,

Prime

Ministers’

protection officer and

celebrity protection officer

Darren Morton talks about

how you can protect

yourself in a situation like

the Lynn Mall Countdown

terror attack

NEW ZEALAND finds itself the

focus of global attention due to

an act of terrorism for the second

time in almost as many years.

The recent lone wolf attack

at Countdown New Lynn was

no surprise to authorities and

those within the intelligence

community who are only too

aware of the risk posed by such

individuals.

Following on from March 15,

2019, the event in New Lynn is

a stark reminder that we are not

immune from the current global

security situation involving random

lone wolf acts of terrorism.

We can’t change these individuals

but what we can change is

the environments they need to

operate within.

Our greatest enemy is not the

individual themselves but our

own complacency. We need

to realise that the world has

changed, and such individuals

have no respect for our way of

life.

I’m often asked what the right

way is to respond to a terrorist

attack, including one such as occurred

at New Lynn. My answer

is always the same, there is no

one response. The offender, the

mode of attack, the environment,

and your personal situation

(whether you have children with

you, are in a wheelchair, etc)

will dictate what is the correct

response. The only thing you

should remain aware of is your

aim, and this is to survive.

If you can escape the threat

safely, then do so. If you can’t

safely hide or escape, then you

may need to respond to defend

yourself or others. If the latter is

your only option, then remember

there are no rules, use whatever

you can and do whatever you

have to to ensure your safety

and survival and that of those

around you.

It is important that you understand

the environment that

you are in, take note of where

the emergency exits are, access

points to back of house or other

safe areas. Escape should always

be your preferred option.

If escape is not possible then

identify what you can use to

protect yourself. This will also

depend on the type of attack

you are facing. For example, a

knife is a very personal weapon,

it means the offender must get

close to you to be a risk. In a

supermarket you should look for

anything that will allow you to

maintain a safe distance from

the offender, for example display

stands, trolleys, counters, bread,

and milk trays and large removeable

signage are all things that

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could assist to keep the offender

back. Other items that could

be used to protect yourself or

incapacitate the offender include

tinned items, bottles and fire

extinguishers.

The lone wolf attack is a desperate

tactical progression for

ISIS. On having been defeated

militarily, ISIS and its hierarchy

prey on vulnerable and easily

manipulated individuals within

the global community who

become motivated by the group’s

ideologies and propaganda.

Today, lone wolf attacks are

seen as the more common form

of ISIS motivated terrorism

and by their mere nature, create

several unique challenges

for authorities with respect to

intelligence collation and threat

mitigation.

As was seen by the New Lynn

incident, even with police officers

immediately within the vicinity,

it is impossible to prevent

such a spontaneous, barbaric

and ideologically motivated

attack. The reasons for this are

many but in essence relate to the

covert nature of a one-person

threat, and the challenges for

authorities to firstly identify that

threat.

Secondly, we live in a civilised

society, where the police and

other security and intelligence

related agencies must understandably

work within a strict

and tight procedural framework.

The downside to this is that

the offender has no rules, no

guidelines, and no constraints to

abide by, all factors that ensure

mitigating such risks will remain

challenging.

Politicians, judiciary, and

those outside of the counterterrorism,

intelligence and law

enforcement arenas have little intimate

appreciation of the actual

threat, and what’s realistically

required to mitigate such threats.

The gap between how quickly a

terrorist can become a threat and

undertake an attack compared to

how slow the associated judicial

processes are conducted, needs

to be rectified to ensure it is

comparable.

The risk of lone wolf attacks

continues to exist, both in New

Zealand and globally. While we

all hope such an incident will

not happen again, reality dictates

otherwise.

So how do we identify and

mitigate an unknown risk in an

environment that we would not

normally expect an act of terrorism

to be perpetrated? First,

we must put everything into

perspective. This is only the second

‘lone wolf’ incident to occur

on NZ soil. It is true that reports

have been made of acts that have

been prevented by the authorities

but as for actual incidents, this

is the second thanks to the outstanding

work of the NZ Police

and intelligence agencies.

We as a country cannot rest on

the fact that our seclusion will

keep us safe. Location is not the

threat, ideology is.

The world became familiar

with the term “active shooter”

primarily through the devastating

mass shootings that occurred

within the United States. As a

result of the improvised methods

adopted by many ISIS-inspired

“lone wolfs” around the world,

this term was replaced with

that of “active threat” due to

many attacks being conducted

using alternatives other than

firearms, methods that included

explosives, vehicles and bladed

weapons.

Post the Ariana Grande

bombing in 2017, the term

“behavioural detection” became

commonplace with respect to

“screening” processes conducted

by security and law enforcement

to identify threats within a given

environment. The technique

involves assessing how any individual

interacts with not only

their environment but also with

those within it. Again, a simple

process that can be employed by

everyone, anything suspicious

should be reported to the closest

person in authority, whether it

be a store employee, manager,

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I THINK we all shared

a collective sigh of relief

when the announcement

came that we were shifting

to delta alert level 2.

Congratulations to all

the people who worked so

hard to adapt their businesses

to these rules in

time for the new level to

kick in.

This week I have been

watching a series on Netflix

called Turning Point:

9/11 and the War on Terror.

I cannot believe that this

Saturday is the 20 th anniversary

of a terror attack

that changed our world

forever. I read somewhere

someone describing the

series as harrowing. That

is an understatement. It is

gut-wrenching.

The courage of firefighters

and police on the day,

running into the towers as

people were pouring out,

is memorialised here in

Christchurch by A Tribute

to Firefighters, a sculpture

designed by Graham Bennett.

It has been fashioned

from steel, from the New

York World Trade Centre

Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

site, which was gifted by

the City of New York to

the City of Christchurch

to honour all firefighters

worldwide. I will lay a tribute

there on Saturday.

At the same time the

series causes us to reflect

on the response to 9/11 and

the devastation that has

caused.

When we look at what is

happening in Afghanistan

today, and then look

behind the actions that

OPINION 19

Event to mark 20th

anniversary of 9/11

were taken 20 years ago

in response to the attack,

we need to ask questions

about what was intended to

be achieved.

A silver lining was that

we opened our doors and

our hearts to Afghan

asylum seekers 20 years

ago when we saw them on

the decks of the Tampa

in a stand-off with the

Australian Government.

We should open our doors

again.

Faced with COVID-19,

We Need A Scientific

Approach

The recent level 4 lockdown in

New Zealand shows us that the

threat of COVID-19, especially

its Delta variant, is still lingering.

Based on experts’ advise, the New

Zealand government has taken

decisive measures to rapidly bring

this outbreak under control,

which once again proves that

how important a scientific and

cautious approach is needed

when dealing with this pandemic.

However, these measures also

drew criticisms from some other

countries. This reminds us of

the same situation China faced

when strict lockdown measures

were implemented in Wuhan

and Hubei province at early

stage of the pandemic. When

China worked with the WHO

on dealing with the COVID-19

origin-tracing issue in the past

few months, we still heard some

unfair criticisms.

COVID-19 has been highly

politicized in some countries. As

a result, science and scientists’

opinions had to take a back

seat to politics and politicians.

For example, up till now, over

34 million Americans have

been infected with COVID-19

and nearly 650,000 already

lost their lives to the virus.

However, some US politicians

are still debating whether

mask-wearing, vaccination

and lockdown measures are

effective or necessary. Wearing

masks or taking vaccines are

not self-protection measures

but political gestures in some

parts of the U.S.. We could still

recall some absurd statements

from the U.S. politicians which

indicated the COVID-19 was a

big flu and disinfectants could

kill the virus,etc. On the other

hand, some issues like origintracing

and vaccine aid were

used as excuses to shift blame on

to China or shirk responsibility

for its own poor response to the

pandemic.

As the first country reporting the

outbreak of COVID-19, China

has been open and transparent

on the issue of origin-tracing and

invited WHO experts to China

twice. Early this year, China and

WHO experts conducted a joint

study in China. The joint mission

made field trips to institutions

including the Hubei Provincial

Center for Disease Control,

the Wuhan Center for Disease

Control, the Wuhan Institute of

Virology and visited bio-safety

laboratories, where they had

in-depth, candid and scienceoriented

exchanges with local

experts. Experts from WHO

said on multiple occasions that

they had accessed large amounts

of data and information. On

March, WHO released a joint

study report clearly concluding

that lab leak from Wuhan was

“extremely unlikely”. However,

the WHO newly-released work

plan still lists the hypothesis that

“a Chinese violation of laboratory

protocols had caused the virus

to leak during research” as a

research priority, and deliberately

ignores other important research

priorities in relation to earlier

cases which emerged globally

including in the U.S. and coldchain

transmission of the virus.

On July 15th, permanent

representatives of 48 countries

to the United Nations Office at

Geneva addressed the Director

General of WHO and called on

the WHO Secretariat to cooperate

with member states to advance

the study of origins around

the world, and to take effective

measures to prevent political

factors from interfering with

the study process. This reflects

the strong appeal from the

international community.

COVID-19 is a common enemy

of mankind and can only be

defeated by solidarity and

cooperation of the international

community. Any issue concerning

this pandemic, including its

origin-tracing or prevention and

control strategy is a matter of

science, and should be deliberated

on by scientists. We hope that

all countries could handle

COVID-19 pandemic in the spirit

of science, professionalism and

objectivity and get rid of political

interference.

Wang Zhijian

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LETTERS

I have taken the council’s Three

Waters survey and was greatly

disappointed with the lack

of information introducing

the survey plus all the loaded

statements.

One such statement is: “Three

Waters services should be managed

and operated as efficiently

as possible.’’

All services should be managed

and operated as efficiently

as possible, that is a given, but

the Government’s meaning of

efficient means centralisation,

which historically has proved to

be anything but efficient.

Another statement is: “All areas

of New Zealand should have

access to safe drinking water.’’

What is meant by all areas?

Are ratepayers to pay for the

safe collection of rainwater by

farmers and those in remote areas

throughout the South Island?

What happened to personal

responsibility?

Will we be expected to pay for

the upgrade of someone’s septic

tank as well? Someone who may

not pay rates?

There are very many unanswered

questions as Wellington

rushes to remove this massive

responsibility from local control

and accountability. Will Wellington

push this through without

council’s agreement?

This could be the first step

in removing local government

altogether.

Already other councils have

said no and that is what our

council should do as well. – D

Downward

I believe there is quite a simple

message that can go from the

city council to the Government:

“We wish to inform central

government that we do not have

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Readers respond to the Government’s proposal to reform New Zealand’s

three waters scheme

the mandate from the ratepayers

(and owners of our $6.8 billion

infrastructure) that would allow

us to be involved with this

scheme. We therefore wish to

formally decline the invitation

to be part of this proposal.” –

Wayne Hawker

If it’s not broken don’t fix it

. . . no need for change . . . will

only ever result in more expensive

and higher rates . . . electricity,

rail as classic examples. –

Warwick Jones

The council needs to reject

the Government’s three waters

reform. Local councils have been

doing this for years.

How is a new government

department going to do a better

job without any experience?

They just want to take over assets

owned by Christchurch ratepayers,

then charge us for water. We

need to change the Government.

– Greg Wilson

I am vehemently against

Labour’s proposed water

reforms. We don’t need more

Wellington bureaucrats

interfering with our operations

and decision making on our

drinking water.

If a public meeting could be

arranged to oppose this I am

sure it would be well supported

and send a strong message

to the Government. – David

Leadbetter

The childish and simplistic

ads on TV for the Government’s

proposed three waters plan belie

the fact that this change to who

manages our most precious

resource is a major dilution of

democracy.

Currently, water is managed

by our democratically elected

mayors and councillors on local

government bodies. Because they

are our elected representatives,

there is accountability and we

can express our satisfaction or

dissatisfaction at the ballot box.

The Government’s proposal is

to remove management of water

from local government and place

it in the hands of corporate iwi

and unelected bureaucrats. We

would no longer have any ability

to be part of the water management

process and there would be

absolutely no accountability.

Once we lose our part in the

democratic management of our

water resources, we will never

get it back it again.

Our mayors and local government

councillors should be

vigorously opposing the Government’s

three waters plan. – John

Stone, Harewood

It seems to me, a sound decision

for the city council engage

with the Government’s three waters

reform. Safe clean drinking

water and efficient waste disposal

is a basic human need and right

and I believe that we should

pull together as a community to

ensure that all receive this.

I am glad that the city council

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But I think the council could

go further than this. The bill

could reference a check list

whereby if the checks were met,

it would guarantee the right to

supply chlorine-free water.

The way the bill is laid out at

the moment there is no sure path

and no guarantees that chlorine

free water will be permitted. –

Annette Burnett

I have completed the (council)

survey. It reads as though it has

been accepted and is merely a

management tool.

There is no mention of the

race-based assigning of 50 per

cent control to iwi, no asset

disbursement information and

no question as to whether one or

accepts it.

Surely the most appropriate

question to any ratepayer is yes or

no. I vote no

After the Havelock North 2016

E.coli incident legislation and

council procedures have already

been implemented. This scheme

is now five years out of date and

irrelevant.

The results of this survey can

be manipulated far too easily. –

Keith Shipston

We totally the reject the

Government proposal which

will deny our democratic right

to have a say. I have not seen

or heard any good long term

reasons that our council should

do as we are told in this matter –

dictatorship. – R Griffith

I would like for the three

waters scheme to be denied by

the council.

Reason being it is taking away

the power of the local council to

run its own resource which it has

done for well over a century now.

– Dale Mackle

I think the easiest way to

voice my opinion on this is to

quote the famous World War 2

United States General Anthony

McAuliffe.

When surrounded on all sides

by German forces in the town of

Bastogne the Germans offered

him the chance to surrender.

His reply was, “nuts”.

The US forces held out and won

the battle.

This should be our reply to the

Government.

You never give away your

resources. – Vince Vandergoes

Covid and Maori

Our Labour Government

appears to operate under a divide

and rule system when it has

Maori saying that they are going

to have Maori-only days for the

Covid jabs and a minister saying

that if stocks of the vaccine get

low he will make sure Maori get

it before others.

The idea that we are all New

Zealanders with equal rights

regardless of skin colour is

disappearing fast with this

Government.

This Government and its TV

One is also still promoting

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name changes for New Zealand

by stealth without a mandate

from the population.

This issue needs to be voted

on at the next elections. – Ray

O’Rourke

Ngai Tahu

investments

In the city’s daily newspaper

(Thursday, September 2) there

were two important references to

Ngai Tahu.

Firstly, the projected sale

of The Landing complex

with the footnote it has a

property portfolio valued at

$600 million.

Secondly, announcement

of the purchase of shares in

listed fishing company Sanford

giving it a holding of 12.5 per

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cent worth about $65 million at

today’s price.

Ngai Tahu makes profits

from these ventures plus from

their other entities and yet it pays

no tax on those profits.

This gives it a huge advantage

over other companies that may

compete in those business sectors

that do.

It is also unreasonable as

all New Zealand citizens are

required to pay tax on income

earned whether wages, salaries

or investments to support

necessary Government

expenditure.

Other non-paying tax

organisations with religious

connections that own a variety

of national and local business

should also have their tax status

reviewed.

As Covid has emptied

the treasury coffers It is time

this anomaly is addressed.

– N Smith

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DENIS NYHAN is being

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horseman and administrator.

One of harness racing’s alltime

greats, Nyhan, 82, died in

Christchurch Hospital after a

career that included three New

Zealand Cup triumphs in the

1960s and 70s, with Lordship

and Robalan.

Part of a famous and highly

successful racing family, his

association with both horses is

harness racing legend. They were

crowd favourites during an era

that featured other household

names like Cardigan Bay and

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Sired by the great Johnny

Globe, Lordship was a family

success story – bred by mother

Doris Nyhan, trained by father

Don and driven by Nyhan to

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Lordship was just the second

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(Lookaway 1957). He won 45

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how Nyhan got the regular drive

behind him involved some luck,

in March 1961.

“On the morning Lordship

was due to start in the Welcome

Stakes I was following dad in a

workout when his horse cracked

a bone in one of his forelegs and

fell. I piled over the top of him

and dad was quite badly hurt,”

Nyhan said.

SUCCESS: Denis Nyhan in the paddock with Robalan and at Addington Raceway.

“I got the drive then and won

the Welcome. I was lucky enough

to win the following three races

with him, so mum decided to

keep me on.”

Don Nyhan died, at aged 99,

in 2009, two years after wife

Doris.

Denis Nyhan’s New Zealand

Cup win with Robalan in 1974

was at his fourth attempt in the

biggest race of them all. Denis

both trained and drove the freelegged

star, who won 39 races

between 1969 -76.

More suited to the shorter

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Zealand Free-For-All three years

in a row (1972-74). He also drove

Lordship to two of his three

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(2007-14).

According to HRNZ statistics,

Nyhan’s career record stands

at 475 driving successes after

starting out as a junior driver

in 1956, with 269 winners as a

trainer, from 1969.

Former long-serving HRNZ

administrator Darrin Williams

had a lot to do with Nyhan over

the years, describing him as a

“superstar young driver”, who

like his horses, always looked

immaculate.

“He was the modern day

Double D, (referring to 10-time

NZ driving champion Dexter

Dunn), he was Mr Cool.”

As chairman of the HRNZ

handicapping committee, and

a board member for seven

years, Nyhan was a respected

administrator.

“I enjoyed his company, he was

very intelligent,” says Williams,

a former handicapper and racing

manager at HRNZ, “he was very

keen on process and procedure

and got frustrated with people

who weren’t.”

– Harness Racing Desk

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obituary can be found at

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Hybrid Lexus still a true sports sedan

I KNEW I’D eventually regret it,

selling a perfectly good car.

But that’s par for the course,

almost all of the vehicles I’ve

owned and passed over through

the years, I wish I’d kept. Such is

the case with my Toyota Altezza,

an opportunity came along that

was too good to turn down and

I’m relaxed knowing its new

owner has a good car; but I sure

do miss it.

It’s partly because of that

Altezza that I relate to Lexus’ IS

series sedan, you see the Altezza

was marketed in New Zealand

by Lexus as an IS200 and IS300

six-cylinder luxury/sports sedan

during the early 2000s and it fast

became the Lexus I enjoy the

most – and it still is.

The IS series sits at the

lower end of Lexus’ price scale

and it isn’t a big car, but its

compact design fits well with the

overall Lexus picture – luxury

cars that also lean towards

performance.

Lexus also has a hefty hybrid

manufacturing programme,

almost all of its models have

hybrid options and that includes

the IS series.

This evaluation focuses on the

IS300h F Sport (h for hybrid),

although if you aren’t quite ready

for the change to hybrid power,

the lovely 2-litre four-cylinder

turbocharged engine is still in

the books along with 3.5-litre V6

power.

The IS series has just had a

fairly big makeover. The changes

are too numerous to detail at

length, but I can report the list is

very comprehensive.

The concept of the IS is still

very much intact, it has all the

ingredients that make it a very

desirable sports sedan, made

better through significant chassis

fettering that has been made

possible through race track

development at Toyota and Lexus’

new purpose-built test facility in

Shimoyama, Japan.

In terms of cost, the IS300h

F Sport lists at $85,800, flanked

by an entry-level hybrid at

$76,200, and Limited at $88,300.

For interest’s sake, the IS 2-litre

turbo starts at $70,900, the range

ending at $101,800 for the V6.

These are respectable prices

and, although they are very much

out of my reach, I’m very mindful

of where the IS sits in the Lexus

line-up.

The 300h is very much an

integral part of the IS range as

well, it’s there to satisfy those who

like the idea of electric power

along with those who want range

in an electric car, the IS300h can

travel up to 600km using the

petrol engine at will.

Bear in mind, though, the

IS300h isn’t a plug-in. Its hybrid

system is pretty much a carryover

from previous generation models

and that which first made its

presence here in NZ – the

driveline from Toyota’s Camry

hybrid.

EDGY: Four-door body style gives the IS300h a sleek sedan

look.

LEXUS IS300H: Hybrid system provides a petrol/electric range of over 600km.

Even so, you can guarantee

both companies have been

working on efficiencies and the

IS300h hybrid driveline is stateof-the-art,

and effective. Lexus

claims a 5.1-litre per 100km

combined cycle average, which

sits well with the 6.8l/100km

figure sitting on the dash

display readout when I took

the evaluation car back to the

dealership.

What’s more, the IS300h feels

like a true sports sedan, it has

high power outputs of 133kW

and 221Nm, and when you get

the benefits of the battery power

kicking in (31kW) there is solid

impetus to be had. Lexus claims a

standstill to 100km/h acceleration

time of 7sec while it will also

lunge through a highway overtake

in 5sec (80-120km/h).

I took the evaluation car on a

long highway run through State

Highway 72 (Scenic Route) to

South Canterbury and enjoyed

its freedom on those undulating

roads, it’s the perfect touring

car and one which fully involves

those on-board. It doesn’t

demand anything from the driver,

but it does feel tightly connected

to the road. I felt fresh after the

excursion and satisfied that I

had driven it in a way that many

buyers would.

In terms of handling, the

IS300 steers purposefully on

its low profile 19in Bridgestone

tyres, turn-in is direct and sharp,

while body movement over the

• Price – Lexus IS300h,

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• Dimensions – Length,

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• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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• Performance – 0-100km/h,

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suspension is minimal. That’s put

down to the body sitting low at

1.4m, there is little gravitational

effect, and the balance within the

chassis is sublime, while steering

is like driving on velvet, such is

the feel and feedback.

Why the IS300 is such a

deliberate handler also goes down

its rear-wheel-drive platform,

which provides a natural drive

motion, there is solid push from

the rear but there is balance and

control at all times.

Such is the firming of the

spring and damper rates, the

fully independent suspension

keeps the wheels and tyres

firmly in place on the road

surface. That’s one of the reasons

I like the IS series so much, that

feel you get from rear-wheeldrive

is one of involvement and

enjoyment.

Elsewhere, the IS300h is

traditional to drive, the complex

engine/motor combination drives

through a continuously variable

transmission that can be locked

into pre-set steps using the

steering wheel-mounted paddle

shifters. If you want to be more

involved in the driveline process

there are drive modes that can

be tailored to suit individual

preferences, or sport and

economy parameters, should you

so wish.

On my run south I used

mostly normal mode and there

was never a point where I felt

more from the driveline was

required, and if you need to brake

in a hurry the pedal feel is simply

forceful, the entire IS chassis has

balance and makes you feel so

much part of the car. It is one that

is extremely competent when

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In true Lexus fashion, the

IS300h is fully equipped, it gets

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and convenience, and safety,

you would want in an 80k car,

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I enjoyed the IS300h so much

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Spray-painting.

All types of domestic

tidyup’s. Call Phil 021 661

all restoration work

Free pickup & delivery.

& commercial work

246 for your free quote.

and new work plus

Ph. 03 388 5187

foundations, ph 342 9340 undertaken, new housing, LAWN CUTTING &

REMOVALS

or 021 853 033

alterations, extensions, HEDGE TRIMMING

Small furniture removals,

BUILDER QUALIFIED ranges, security lights, SERVICES

have own van, can fit

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms, quick response, efficient 30 yrs + exp. Ph Jerry 021 various types of whiteware

Kitchens, Renovations, service, free quotes, 037 4138

appliances, some furn,

Repairs & Extensions city -wide. No call out LAWNMOWING bedding, boxes etc, honest

Free quotes. Discount for fee. M/S, 8-5. Call Pat Weeding, pruning, outdoor & reliable, any area

pensioners. Ph Mike 03 Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027 tidyup’s. Call Phil 021 661 considered, ph Chch 027

980 9771 or 027 2266 930 7331384.

246 for your free quote. 517 7001

Trades & Services

ROOFING

All Roof repairs, Roof

painting, moss treatments,

Gutter cleaning 10 + yrs

exp, free quotes 24 / 7, Ph

027 516 6609

SPOUTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

SPOUTING CLEANING

SPECIALIST

Entire spouting system

cleared. Single or 2 storey.

Jo 021 164 0365

SPOUTING

CLEANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out, Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

SPOUTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

STUMP GRINDING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

TREE SERVICES

Specialist pruning, Roses,

fruit trees etc. Also garden

tidy ups.

Ph Hugh 021 275 5445

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

OVER THE TOP

CARPET

CLEANING

• Residential

• Commercial

• High Rises

• Tenancy

10 years in business

Ph: 027 227 3740

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

Wanted To Buy

WANTED

SLEEPOUTS

Sleepouts Galore

Buyers and sellers of

relocatable buildings

11 Brixton Street, Hornby

Phone: 349 9633

STEVE PURCELL

ANTIQUES

BUYING

NOW

Gold jewellery,

watches, coins,

medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

stevepurcellantiques.com

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

A+ ALL whiteware

wanted. Same day

service, cash paid for

freezes, fridges, washing

machines, ovens. Also

buying furniture & h/

hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

A1 Albums, old photo’s,

postcards, coins, gold,

bank notes, badges,

medals, jewellery,

watches, china, crystal,

books, furs, vintage

clothing, paintings,

furniture, estates &

downsizing. Etcetera

Antiques, 194 Edgeware

Rd 385 5117

ACADEMY ANTIQUES

Buying estates, antiques,

old china, crystal, art,

Royal Doulton , Royal

Albert etc. Best prices,

free appraisal. Call Rob

349-4229

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

A records and Hi-Fi

gear wanted. Pennylane

Sydenham. 7 days. Ph

366-3278

BOOKS.

Old wanted.

Anything considered incl

hunting,

mountineering,

fishing,childrens.

Ph 354 1621

Vehicles Wanted

Wanted To Buy

MILITARIA Any MILITARIA Any

country, firearms, country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals, uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931 earlier ph 338-9931

TOOLS, Garden garage, TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Public Notices

Senior Citizens

Outings

with Companion Driving Service Ltd

3 day / 2 night visit to Geraldine

- Tekapo (overnight) - Wanaka

(overnight). Dinner - bed - breakfast

- lunch included. Separate

accommodation (no room sharing).

Free home pick up & drop off included

in our price of $796.

Departing Wed 22 September.

Ph: Peter on 0800 453 873 for bookings.

SENIOR CITIZENS

OUTINGS

with Companion Driving

Service Ltd.

WE ARE CONTINUING THE FOLLOWING

DAY VISITS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

Hanmer with lunch $79.00

Kaikoura with lunch $79.00

Methven morning tea @ Topp Twins Cafe $74.00

New Hot Pools @ Methven with lunch

and pool entry $84.00

NO COMMITMENT BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN.

……………………………………………………

Also expressions of interest for

the following:

ChCh - Kaikoura - Picton - Mail Boat &

train back to ChCh.

Spring tour to Riverton - Bluff - Catlins - Oamaru.

Spring tour to Milford Sound via Queenstown

- Te Anau - Catlins - Oamaru.

Dates to be set -

no commitment bookings accepted.

Phone: PETER on 0800 453 873

ADD SOME

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle depollution systems

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www.pickapart.co.nz

Wanted To Buy

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TO YOUR ADVERT!


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my Kaywa QR-Code

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CAR SECURITY

CELLULAR

$19,999

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See page 5

for more info!

REVERSE CAMERAS

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ONLY:

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• www.kickthetyres.co.nz

32 The Star Thursday September 9 2021

The Star Classifieds

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

Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice

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

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.

Situations Wanted -

Jobs Wanted

CASUAL WORK

WANTED Carpentry

pretrade complete (2021).

Mature apprentice with

trade background. See

Trademe profile or

zonny22go@gmail.com

for CV. Lester Zonneveld.

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

PICK IT UP...

DRIVE AWAY

Incorporating

ISSUE 651 | FrIday 31 JUly 2020

The biggest range of vehicles in one location

2015 mazda demio

See page 4

for more info!

32 Moorhouse Ave | P: (03) 366 7768 | www.valuecarswarehouse.co.nz

GET THAT

PEACE OF MIND

VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

free

best motorbuys

261 stanmore road, Christchurch For more, see their advert on page 25

$149

FROM

ONLY:

PH 03 web

www.drivesouth.co.nz

Incorporating

ISSUE 652 | FrIday 7 aUgUSt 2020

2016 NIssAN LeAf 24s

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lEd headlights, heated seats &

steering wheel, Bluetooth/USB

audio, 21,000km with Japanese

service history. Includes New

NZ charging cable & OrC.

1996 toyota Landcruiser

Prado $8,990

7 seater, 3.0 litre diesel,

very rare find!

See inside for this week's

4WD feature!

40 Years Finance

Experience

Cannot be Beaten!

• Talk to us about finance for your next

motor vehicle purchase

Specialising in Finance for Private Purchases

Very quick approvals, sensational interest rates

• From no deposit (terms & conditions may a ply)

Dyna spares

C h r i stC h u rCh

Now Available @ NZ Van Spares

location: 68 Falsgrave Street, Woolston, Christchurch

email: nzvanspares@hotmail.com | phone: 03 379 3932 / 0508 698 267

41 Sandyford Street

0800 400 040

• www.kickthetyres.co.nz

free

best motorbuys

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331 blenheim road, Christchurch For more, see their advert on page 25

The biggest range of vehicles in one location

2006 mitsubishi outlander

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for more info!

32 Moorhouse Ave | P: (03) 366 7768 | www.valuecarswarehouse.co.nz

2004 BMw 530d Nz NEw

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$11,999

A fordable new parts available for BMW / MERCEDES BENZ / AUDI

INCLudINg ORC

Incorporating

ISSUE 653 | FrIday 14 aUgUSt 2020

See inside for this week's

motorcycle feature!

see inside for this week's

Hybrid & electric feature!

40 Years Finance

Experience

Cannot be Beaten!

• Talk to us about finance for your next

motor vehicle purchase

CHRISTCHURCH

MOTORCYCLES LTd

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Very quick approvals, sensational interest rates

• From no deposit (terms & conditions may a ply)

Cnr Main South Rd and Epsom Rd, Christchurch

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The biggest range of vehicles in one location

2013 peugeot 4008

Hilux, HiAce &

free

best motorbuys

www.drivesouth.co.nz

2008 Victory Vegas

Customised x USa

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$12,999

454 St Asaph Street, 03 378 1818 or 021 480 201

eVerytHiNg iN betweeN

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motor vehicle purchase

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• Very quick approvals, sensational interest rates

• From no deposit (terms & conditions may a ply)

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Ph: 03 348 4129 | avoncityford.com

PEACE OF MIND

VEHICLE INSPECTIONS

$149

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eVerytHiNg iN betweeN

68 Falsgrave Street, Woolston W: nzvanspares.co.nz

E: nzvanspares@hotmail.com Ph: 03 379 3932 / 0508 698 267

• 41 Sandyford Street

USED CARS | TRUCKS | VANS

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES | SUVS

MOTORCYCLES | CARAVANS

BOATS | AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

Available for FREE every

Friday at convenient

pick up points near you!

PLUS check out this week’s

edition, plus past issues

online now at

bestmotorbuys.co.nz

INCORPORATING besT mOTORbuys

www.drivesouth.co.nz


Thursday September 9 2021 The Star 33

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

The Garden Restaurant


WE SERVE YOU

In Alert Level 2

THE ENTERTAINMENT HUB OF THE NORTH!

HOUSIE

EVERY THURSDAY

12PM

EYES DOWN 12.30PM

Regretfully

we remain

CLOSED

at LEVEL 2!

COMING UP AT THE CLUB

(COVID LEVELS PERMITTING)

FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER, 8PM

80's

SMASH HITS

PRE-SALE TICKETS $25 | DOOR SALES $30

SATURDAY 30th OCTOBER

CLIFF RICHARD

TRIBUTE SHOW

BISTRO

OPEN FROM 12PM

WEDNESDAY

TO SUNDAY

Sold Out

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

Buffet @Your Table



9AM - 4PM

SUNDAY TO FRIDAY

(CLOSED SATURDAY)







CLICK & COLLECT

CAFÉ

COFFEE

@GBCCHCH

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088

@GardenRestaurantBuffet

THURSDAY & FRIDAY:

FISH & CHIPS

SATURDAY:

CHICKEN NIBBLES & CHIPS

SUNDAY: ROAST MEAL

TUESDAY:

CHICKEN NIBBLES & CHIPS

WEDNESDAY: ROAST MEAL

Available 11.30am-2pm




Pavilion:

Open 9am to 3pm

Sunday to Thursday

9am to 7pm

Friday & Saturday

Legends:

Open 10am - 9pm

Sunday to Thursday

and 10am - 10pm on

Fridays and Saturdays

A reminder that at

Alert Level 2, it will be

seated table service only

and there is a

limited capacity.

- Looking for the perfect -

CHRISTMAS

WE ARE THE HOME OF EVENTS,

WITH LARGE ROOMS,

GREAT FOOD, AND LIVE MUSIC

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION NOW!

Come on down!

17 CARMEN RD. PH. 03 349 9026

WWW.HORNBYWMC.CO.NZ

WE ARE OPEN

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

Open daily from 6.30am

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

SENIORS SPECIAL $23

2 Courses: Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only. Mon-Sat 12pm - 2.30pm.

KIDS 2 COURSE SPECIAL $13

Great Kids menu, plus designated play area.

SPORTS BAR & TAB

OPEN DAILY FROM 11AM

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz


34 The Star Thursday September 9 2021

We’re having a

CLEAR-OUT!

ALL BEDROOM, LOUNGE, DINING, OFFICE, MATTRESSES ON SALE! Ends 14.9.21.

Avery Single/Single

Bunk Bed

WAS $

649

NOW

$

399

Paris 7 Piece Dining Set

W190

WAS $

2139

NOW

$

1599

ALL

MATTRESSES

ON SALE

HEAPS of SUPER DEALS!

Lincoln 4 Seater

Bunk Bed

WAS $

2699

NOW

$

1999

Lincoln

2.5 Seater

Allessa Sofa with Ottoman

WAS $

3299

NOW

$

2699

SCAN QR TO SHOP

NOW

$

1499

ALL DINING

CHAIRS

Zen PU

$

125

Duke

$

125

ON SALE

Peyton

$

115

Vintage

$

95

Camille

$

75

Trent Sofa Bed Chaise

WAS $

1499

NOW

$

999

Xander Recliner

WAS $

799

NOW

$

599

We are

open!

Our store is now open and operating under

our normal store hours. We are complying

with all Ministry of Health Guidelines and ask

all our customers to do the same.

We can’t wait to see you!

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9AM – 5.30PM

Scan to find store

250 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch

0800 TARGET (0800 827438)

targetfurniture.co.nz

Offers and product prices advertised here expire

14/09/21. Sale Excludes Accessories.


PARKING IS a ho topic for many

The cycleway wil link those

in Harewood, Bishopdale, and

Papanui to destinations including

schools, shops, businesses and

Feedback for the design closed

on March 15, and an overview

was due to be presented to the

hearing pane last Wednesday,

with public information days

These events have been

postponed due to the Covid-19

lockdowns, but further public

feedback on design alterations

Another important theme of

the submissions was safety for

both cyclists and drivers, with the

Sensational service, absolutely tremendous.

We so appreciate how accommodating and considerate

Cam and his team have been.

You have made a stressful process easy! Thank you!

Phone or text 027 555 7079

cameron.bailey@harcourts.co.nz

REINZ Salesperson of the Year across a l brands in NZ

No.1 Harcourts Canterbury 2012-2021

No.1 Harcourts New Zealand 2017-2021

No.1 Harcourts International 2017-2021

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 Connecting Your Local Community

starnews.co.nz

Musical

talent

recognised

Page 8 Pages 10 & 12

Keeping

up with

the past

Your

local news.

anywhere,

anytime.

Parking a major concern

with Harewood Rd design

• By Fiona Ellis

Thursday, September 9, 2021 | Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper

who voiced their opinion on the

city council’s Wheels to Wings

cycleway design, which would see

Harewood Rd reduced from four

lanes to two in some parts and

some on-street parking removed.

Throughou the 1348 public

submissions on the $19 million

cycleway, the word appeared 935

times.

recreational facilities.

following on Thursday and

Friday.

would be sought, the council

said.

word “safe” or “safety” appeared

866 times.

• Turn to page 5

spaces.

CHANGES: The city council’s proposed Wheels to Wings cycleway would see part Harewood Rd lose some of its parking

- Stewart Family -

www.cameronbailey.harcourts.co.nz Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008

Can’t travel?

Experience the

tastes of Asia

here with us.

YOU’RE IN CAPABLE HANDS

All our chefs are qualified in the art of Thai cuisine and have years of

experience in cooking and training throughout Thailand, many have worked

not only in Thailand but in some of the best restaurants throughout South

East Asia. To offer our customers more than just an authentic taste of Thai,

many of our restaurant menus let you travel across the border and sample

some of the exciting flavours of Thailand’s Asian neighbours.

Asian Hospitality Group is committed to our

guests satisfaction

We import our own Asian products from Thailand and

Vietnam. Thai hom mali jasmine rice, noodles, vegan curry

paste, GF oyster sauce, GF soy sauce, fish sauce, coconut

cream, organic coconut milk. Importing our own products

allow us to guarantee quality, consistency and authenticity.

Halswell

Papanui

Riccarton

Sumner

Harewood

Beckenham

To view our menus, go to our website www.agh.co.nz


Halswell

Hoi An House

Thai and Vietnamese cuisine

Hoi An House means “The perfect meeting

place” a place to come relax, eat, enjoy, and

never leave the table hungry! Function area

caters up to 80 people.

Only a 10 minute drive from Beckenham

Open 7 days from 5pm - 8.30pm • 265 Halswell Road, Halswell • 03 260 1799 • www.hoianhouse.co.nz - book online!

PaPaNUI

Thai Garden

Simple, yet adventurous

Thai Garden is about fun, fresh food that

combines the best of Asian flavours. We think

we’ve hit the trifecta of good Thai: fast service,

friendly staff and fresh ingredients.

Open 7 days from 5pm - 8.30pm • 484 Cranford Street, Christchurch • 03 354 9203 • www.thaigarden.co.nz

rICCartoN

Buddha Stix

The best pan-Asian cuisine

Vivid with colour and saturated with flavour,

Buddha Stix indulges all of your senses to create

an intimate and memorable dining experience.

Open 7 days from 5pm - 8.30pm • 74 Riccarton Road, Riccarton • 03 961 1704 • www.buddhastix.co.nz

sUMNer

Le Xōm

Inodchina, Vietnamese cuisine

Here you will find the delectable flavourings of

Asia served up in an environment that creates an

enticing atmosphere.

Open 7 days from 5pm - 8.30pm • 6 Wakefield Ave, Sumner • 03 326 4352 • www.lexom.co.nz

BeCKeNHaM

Commi

Food for the people!

We believe that sharing is caring. Our menu has

been carefully created to empower the people.

A fresh, fast and casual dining experience for

everyone to enjoy – no bookings are required!

Open 7 days from 5pm - 8.30pm • Cnr Somerfield/Colombo Streets • 03 366 8844 • www.commi.co.nz

Harewood

BooK a

Class today!

Cooking is an art form, an expression of life.

At Asian Garden Cooking School, we admire the philosophy

and techniques of Asian Cuisine.

10 Whitchurch Place, Harewood • 03 359 8917 • www.asiancookschool.co.nz


Thursday September 9 2021 The Star 37

ROSS

MUSICIAN

“I never did any music

until I retired. The rest

is history.”

rymanhealthcare.co.nz


38 The Star Thursday September 9 2021

Our pioneering approach to retirement living

includes our Peace of Mind Guarantees designed

to give our residents greater confidence to live

the way they want. They provide freedom and

flexibility that lets you choose when, where,

and how you want to live your life.

DEFERRED

MANAGEMENT FEE

CAPPED AT 20%

The deferred management fee (DMF) is your contribution to the

continued maintenance and management of the village, including your unit

and the village amenities. It’s deducted when your occupancy advance is

repaid, which is the amount you’ve paid to occupy the unit. Your DMF will

be no more than 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

For example:

RYMAN HEALTHCARE

$500,000

%DMF

20%

=

$DMF

$100,000

MANY OTHER PROVIDERS

$500,000

25 - 30% =

$125,000 - $150,000

FIXED BASE

WEEKLY FEE

CARE OPTIONS TO

SUIT YOUR NEEDS

FEES STOP

IMMEDIATELY

NO HIDDEN

COSTS

REPAYMENT

PROTECTION

NO CAPITAL

LOSS

CHANGING

YOUR MIND

90-DAY MONEY

BACK GUARANTEE

For full details on our

Peace of Mind Guarantees

scan the QR code or visit

rymanhealthcare.co.nz


Thursday September 9 2021 The Star 39

RYMAN PIONEERS

NEW

PASSIONS

Ten years ago, a notice in the local paper led Ross

to discover a love of playing music. The notice

read ‘No musical knowledge required’. Aged 65

at the time, Ross and some mates, none who

had played music before, decided to head

along and give it a go. Now he’s in several

bands and tours in different towns playing

music on a guitar he made himself.

Ross’s musical journey started as a hobby when

he stopped working, but it grew into something

much more. He especially loves being part of a

group. “It’s socialising with other people. It’s great.

It keeps you happy.”

Being with other people is something he also loves about

living at Ryman. Ross enjoys volunteering at his village

and getting involved. “We work on the bar during happy

hour, go to some of the events, and that’s the great part

about Ryman - you can go along to whatever you want.

You just do what you want to.”

Ross almost always has something on the go. One of the

things he threw himself into was making not just one,

but four guitars.

Ross bought his first instrument, but then had the idea

that he could make his own. He sources all the materials

and he’s especially proud of the recycled wood he uses

and where it comes from. For his first guitar, Ross used

native kahikatea out of a century-old Nelson woolshed for


I

never did any music until I retired.

The rest is history.


the soundboard and recycled Southland beech,

another New Zealand native, for the sides and neck.

Music is a big part of Ross’s life, but it’s not his only

passion. He’s just as fervent about motorhoming and

tries to combine both passions whenever he can.

Every year, he takes his RV to the annual Music in

the Mountains festival which features four days

of live performances in a valley near Nelson.

Being able to travel while knowing your home is

secure is another benefit of living in a Ryman village.

“In the village, we’ve got no worries. And if we choose

to go away anywhere, we know everything’s fine

and looked after. We like the security. And joining

in with everything. It’s just fun here.”

Ross

AGE 75

rymanhealthcare.co.nz


40 The Star Thursday September 9 2021

When you choose a Ryman retirement village, you know you have access to everything from independent and assisted living,

to a range of care options. Even if you don’t need it now, it’s a weight off your mind to know care is there for the future, so you

can make the most of life. It’s another example of how we’re pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

From $625,000

$489,000

$320,000

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Unique design meets picture perfect

Apartment plans are available now at

our new Kevin Hickman Village. These

modern homes are light and inviting

with an easy flow throughout.

Modern and bright

This spacious apartment is bright

and has a seamless flow throughout.

Relax and enjoy the views of the village

gardens on your balcony, with access

from the lounge and master bedroom.

Life just got better

Enjoy waking up to beautiful views

of the gorgeous Port Hills in this

studio serviced apartment. Newly

refurbished this serviced apartment

is ready for you to make your own.

Kevin Hickman Village

25 Steadman Road, Riccarton Park

Call Anthea or Wendy 0800 685 122

$320,000

Diana Isaac Village

1 Lady Isaac Way, Mairehau

Call Adrienne or Chris 385 3518

$630,000

Essie Summers Village

222 Colombo Street, Beckenham

Call Lynne 337 6500

$325,000

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Take the stress away

This west facing studio serviced

apartment enjoys a lot of afternoon

sun which streams through the living

room windows.

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Your private oasis

Tucked away and private, this bright

north-east facing home catches all

day sun which you can enjoy out in your

large front garden area.

Garden views

Enjoy the afternoon sun and beautiful

garden views in this studio serviced

apartment, located on the first floor.

Margaret Stoddart Village

23 Bartlett Street, Riccarton

Call Lynne 337 6500

Ngaio Marsh Village

95 Grants Road, Papanui

Call Danielle 354 6608

Ngaio Marsh Village

95 Grants Road, Papanui

Call Danielle 354 6608

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Availability and pricing correct at time of printing.

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