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Thursday, <strong>September</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong> | Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper<br />

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– page 5<br />

School lawnmower man<br />

speaks of brutal teen attack<br />

• By Chris Barclay<br />

NAUSEOUS AND still nursing<br />

a gashed scalp, a lawnmowing<br />

contractor has spoken of being<br />

goaded by three youths before<br />

they lashed out as he sought<br />

to prevent vandalism at a city<br />

school.<br />

John Burn intervened when<br />

‘We’re under<br />

age, we can do<br />

whatever we<br />

(expletive) like’<br />

UNSOLVED: Principal Andrew Wilkinson outside the new Gilberthorpe School buildings where lawnmowing<br />

contractor John Burn was attacked.<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

the trio of teenagers were<br />

acting suspiciously by new<br />

buildings at Gilberthorpe<br />

School in Hei Hei last<br />

Thursday, when he asked<br />

them to leave, one scoffed:<br />

“We’re under age, we can do<br />

whatever we (expletive) like so:<br />

(expletive) off.’’<br />

• Turn to page 6<br />

Mauger<br />

questions<br />

council<br />

water<br />

survey<br />

• By Chris Barclay<br />

MAYORAL hopeful Phil<br />

Mauger has questioned a city<br />

council survey designed to gauge<br />

ratepayers’ views on proposed<br />

Three Waters reforms.<br />

Mauger<br />

said the<br />

survey should<br />

have given<br />

Christchurch<br />

residents the<br />

option of<br />

simply saying<br />

whether they<br />

were for or<br />

against the<br />

Phil Mauger<br />

Government’s controversial plans<br />

to reorganise drinking, stormwater<br />

and wastewater networks<br />

throughout the country.<br />

<strong>The</strong> city council launched an<br />

online survey last month seeking<br />

feedback to mould its response to<br />

the Government’s plans.<br />

Under the proposal, the city<br />

council’s $6.9 billion of waterbased<br />

assets would be absorbed<br />

into one entity covering 21 local<br />

authorities in the South Island.<br />

Mauger said the online<br />

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Brighton are wo ried the thieves<br />

don’t kno wha they’ve driven<br />

away with.<br />

Natural Magic Pirates pu peteers<br />

Ke ry and Mary McCa mon<br />

woke up on Saturday to discover<br />

their 1998 Subaru Impreza had<br />

vanished from their Marine Pde<br />

driveway, along with their life’s<br />

work inside.<br />

<strong>The</strong> stolen vehicle was ca rying<br />

a Magic Pu pet Box containing<br />

i replaceable handmade pu pets<br />

the pair have used to entertain<br />

children for the last four decades.<br />

Mary feared the box will be<br />

carele sly dumped. Having the<br />

car back would be a bonus, but<br />

returning what was inside was<br />

what ma tered most.<br />

“We’re hoping someone wi l find<br />

it and trace it back to us,” she said.<br />

“We recognise the people who<br />

t ok the car didn’t want our puppets,<br />

but it’s hugely inconvenient<br />

and sad for the children that we<br />

like to do shows for.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> McCa mons have been<br />

entertaining children around the<br />

city since moving here in 1983.<br />

• Turn to page 7<br />

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A LINCOLN University student is<br />

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St.<br />

Ye Yuan was lucky to escape serious injuries<br />

when she was knocked off her bike<br />

two years ago by a motorist who failed to<br />

stop for her as he was turning right into<br />

Challenge Lincoln.<br />

Now Lincoln University ecologist Mike<br />

Bowie has suffered the same fate as he<br />

biked to work. He was left with a cracked<br />

helmet and suspected broken rib.<br />

But work on a dedicated cycleway<br />

won’t start until the 2027/28 financial<br />

year which Bowie and Yuan say is<br />

“absurd.”<br />

• Susan Sandys reports on pages 4 & 5<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

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• By Samantha Mythen<br />

VOLUNTEERS ARE working<br />

through lockdown to get meals<br />

to people in need around the<br />

harbour basin.<br />

Lyttelton Community House,<br />

which is operating as an essential<br />

service, is delivering its normal<br />

20-30 meals a week.<br />

Community house social<br />

worker Claire Coveney, who has<br />

worked with the organisation for<br />

two years, said it was “a massive<br />

community team effort.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> service began after the<br />

earthquakes, which resulted in<br />

the community house bringing in<br />

a commercial kitchen.<br />

Coveney said most of the people<br />

they help are those who are older,<br />

have disabilities or have health<br />

issues. <strong>The</strong> meals cost $8.50.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y may have difficulties<br />

cooking or food shopping, or they<br />

need legitimate rest or have been<br />

unwell in hospital,” she said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> organisation helps people<br />

with both short and long-term<br />

issues, for however long they<br />

need, Coveney said.<br />

• Turn to page 5<br />

2 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong><br />

inside<br />

Runners warned to warm up.......................5<br />

Thieves follow courier vans.................................7<br />

Haircuts back on the agenda.......................9<br />

Tinder rapist to stay behind bars.............12<br />

Airport makes 12-month profit..........10-11<br />

Terror risk........................................................................16<br />

Mayor’s column.......................................................19<br />

Letters.......................................................................20-21<br />

Puzzles.............................................................................22<br />

Sport..................................................................................23<br />

DriveSouth...................................................................25<br />

Classified...............................................................27-33<br />

Gig guide...................................................................... 33<br />

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A division of Allied Press<br />

Regional Manager: Steve McCaughan<br />

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359 Lincoln Rd, Addington<br />

www.starmedia.kiwi<br />

THE LATEST Nielsen<br />

annual readership report<br />

shows big increases in<br />

readership for <strong>Star</strong> Media<br />

newspaper titles. <strong>Star</strong>max<br />

is now read 199,000 times a<br />

week, up 16,000 readers on<br />

the last report.<br />

<strong>Star</strong> Media regional<br />

manager Steve McCaughan<br />

said it confirms what has<br />

been known for a while –<br />

free local newspapers and<br />

the printed word are trusted<br />

more than ever.<br />

“Readers want local news<br />

that’s relevant to them that<br />

they can trust and that’s<br />

exactly what we aim to<br />

deliver – you just can’t get<br />

that anywhere else and<br />

certainly trust has been lost<br />

on social media,” he said.<br />

“Plus, there’s the tactility<br />

factor of newspapers, it’s<br />

back in and people like<br />

reading a physical product<br />

in their home. It’s extremely<br />

pleasing to see all the titles<br />

we survey had excellent<br />

readership results – with<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> at 97,000, North<br />

Canterbury News, 48,000,<br />

Selwyn Times, 45,000 and<br />

Bay Harbour News, 9000<br />

readers.<br />

Said McCaughan: “This<br />

is great news for our<br />

advertisers where placement<br />

of just one ad in <strong>Star</strong>max<br />

will be seen 199,000 times.<br />

That’s a larger audience with<br />

one ad than any other media<br />

option can offer.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Press readership has<br />

fallen (in line with their<br />

circulation decline) and <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Star</strong> now has 15,000 more<br />

readers each issue than <strong>The</strong><br />

Press. With our increasing<br />

readership we are seeing<br />

advertisers returning to us<br />

to promote their business.<br />

I want to thank and<br />

acknowledge them for their<br />

support.<br />

“With our large<br />

circulation of over 153,000<br />

copies delivered to the<br />

home weekly, where buying<br />

letters<br />

<br />

We want to hear<br />

your views on the<br />

issues affecting life in<br />

Canterbury.<br />

Send emails to:<br />

barry@starmedia.kiwi<br />

Letters may be edited<br />

or rejected at <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong>'s<br />

discretion. Letters should<br />

be about 150 words.<br />

A name, postal address<br />

and phone number<br />

should be provided.<br />

Please use your real<br />

name, not a nickname,<br />

alias, pen name or<br />

abbreviation.<br />

Big increase in readership for<br />

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‘Readers want<br />

local news<br />

that’s relevant<br />

to them that<br />

they can trust<br />

and that’s<br />

exactly what<br />

we aim to<br />

deliver.’<br />

– Steve<br />

McCaughan<br />

Thursday, July 22, <strong>2021</strong> | starnews.co.nz | 93,613 circulation | Trusted for 153 years<br />

Growing diversity<br />

in sport<br />

– page 19<br />

THURSDAY, JULY 2, <strong>2021</strong> Co necting Your Local Community<br />

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SHOULD POLICE<br />

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yesterday when Police<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Christchurch<br />

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Zealand should be able<br />

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times.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> went out<br />

onto the streets<br />

yesterday to ask<br />

Christchurch people<br />

their views.<br />

• Story, page 4<br />

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Chief people officer Mary<br />

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2000 staff had received their<br />

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<strong>The</strong> CDHB employs about<br />

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<strong>The</strong> roll-out of the free flu<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

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53yo arrested after armed hospital call out<br />

A 53-YEAR-OLD man was<br />

arrested after an armed police<br />

call out at Christchurch Hospital<br />

yesterday.<br />

Armed police swooped on the<br />

area at 10.30am after reports a<br />

person had entered the outpatient<br />

building with a gun. It was later<br />

determined no firearm was<br />

involved.<br />

<strong>The</strong> arrested man is due to appear<br />

in the district court on <strong>September</strong><br />

14, facing a charge of threatening to<br />

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Runners warned to warm<br />

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being urged to take adequate<br />

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pavement.<br />

And the warning is not social<br />

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ACC is reinforcing the need for<br />

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road.<br />

Last year the number and cost<br />

of running injuries in Canterbury<br />

was 1769 and $1.191 million<br />

respectively, a $193,690 increase<br />

from 2019.<br />

<strong>The</strong> figures are tracking to<br />

reach record heights again with<br />

ACC reporting 1070 runningrelated<br />

claims up to July 31,<br />

which have so far cost $655,651<br />

to diagnose and treat.<br />

In the five-year period from<br />

2016 to July 31, <strong>2021</strong>, there<br />

were 11,190 claims for running<br />

injuries accepted by ACC. About<br />

$6.6 million was needed to clear<br />

them.<br />

Nationally, there were 81,845<br />

claims, costing $52.6 million<br />

rubber-stamped in that time<br />

frame.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 40-44 age group submitted<br />

the most running-related<br />

claims between 2016-<strong>2021</strong> (9712)<br />

ahead of those aged 25-29 (8669).<br />

From the 14,294 accepted<br />

claims last year, 13,136 were classified<br />

as soft tissue injuries (92<br />

per cent), 457 were punctures/<br />

cuts or stings; fractures and<br />

DAMAGE: People aged<br />

40-44 made the most<br />

running-related ACC claims<br />

between 2016-<strong>2021</strong>.<br />

dislocations accounted for 314<br />

claims (2 per cent).<br />

<strong>The</strong> start of spring last week is<br />

also expected to contribute to an<br />

increase in claims. <strong>The</strong>re were<br />

4111 running injuries over that<br />

season last year, the highest in<br />

the five-year period.<br />

“This is encouraging,” says<br />

ACC injury prevention partner<br />

Natalie Hardaker.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> popularity of running<br />

events and running for general<br />

fitness seems to be increasing,<br />

but it is important to have a plan<br />

so you can make the finish line.<br />

“Make sure you build into<br />

your training slowly. Good<br />

physical preparation, combined<br />

with rest and recovery, will help<br />

you stay injury-free and achieve<br />

your goals.”<br />

ACC stressed the importance<br />

of wearing correct shoes,<br />

warming up, nutrition and<br />

warming down, as well as<br />

building recovery days into the<br />

programme.<br />

NEWS 5<br />

in brief<br />

Police find body<br />

in vehicle<br />

Police discovered a body in a<br />

vehicle early yesterday morning.<br />

A police spokesperson said<br />

officers were called to Northcroft<br />

St, Hoon Hay, about 2am. <strong>The</strong><br />

driver of the vehicle was found<br />

dead. <strong>The</strong> death is not being<br />

treated as suspicious and the<br />

person may have suffered a<br />

medical event, police said. <strong>The</strong><br />

death will be referred to the<br />

coroner.<br />

City council has<br />

water assets of $6.9b<br />

In a story headlined ‘More than<br />

4000 responses to council’s<br />

water survey” in last week’s<br />

edition of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> regarding the<br />

proposed three waters reforms,<br />

the value of the city council’s<br />

water assets was listed as $6.9<br />

million. <strong>The</strong> figure should have<br />

been reported as $6.9 billion. <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Star</strong> apologises for the error.<br />

• Letters, pages 20-21<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong><br />

6<br />

NEWS<br />

• From page 1<br />

To emphasise their belligerence,<br />

one of the youths threw a<br />

pail paint over the ceiling of a<br />

deck.<br />

<strong>The</strong>n they turned on one of the<br />

victims of unsolved crimes investigated<br />

by police during Covid-19<br />

alert level 4 and 3 restrictions.<br />

“Normally when you tell people<br />

to ‘bugger off’ they disappear because<br />

I’ll call the police. I didn’t<br />

have a chance to do that, I could<br />

see they were spoiling for a fight,”<br />

Burn said.<br />

One of the teenagers swung a<br />

scooter at head height before it<br />

flew into the contractor’s face.<br />

As Burn was scrambling to<br />

find his feet, another boy used<br />

a skateboard to crack the dazed<br />

60-odd-year-old on the back of<br />

the head.<br />

Fortunately a cleaner appeared<br />

to stop the assault, the trio of 13<br />

to 14-year-olds fled to leave Burn<br />

with a 8cm gash on his scalp,<br />

bruising and concussion.<br />

He was in hospital for six hours<br />

before a CT scan cleared him of<br />

serious injury. <strong>The</strong> wound was<br />

“glued” up and although the<br />

damage will heal, there could be<br />

psychological scarring to contend<br />

with a week on from the incident.<br />

“I’m a bit more wary, not so<br />

gung-ho. I’m close to retirement,<br />

this might spur me on a bit, I<br />

don’t know,” said Burn, who<br />

tends to about 50 school grounds<br />

around Christchurch for the<br />

Ministry of Education.<br />

“I’m still a bit fatigued, I’ve still<br />

got really bad headaches, that’s<br />

the concussion.”<br />

Gilberthorpe School principal<br />

Andrew Wilkinson described the<br />

attack as “cowardly.”<br />

“We will work tirelessly to<br />

identify the individuals responsible<br />

so that they can be held<br />

accountable for their actions,” he<br />

said.<br />

“We don’t have (security)<br />

cameras unfortunately, we simply<br />

haven’t needed them but we’ll<br />

have to review that in light of<br />

this. <strong>The</strong>y may well have helped<br />

in this instance.”<br />

While Cantabrians worked<br />

from home – or not at all – once<br />

the Delta variant was detected, it<br />

was business as usual for police<br />

as criminal activity proved immune<br />

to Covid-19 restrictions.<br />

“Anecdotally police have seen<br />

an increase in calls for service for<br />

family harm, Covid-19 breaches<br />

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

Scooter and skateboard used to hit man’s head<br />

ROBBERY: <strong>The</strong> Roll On In Dairy in Bishopdale was raided<br />

during lockdown, while intruders caused $7500 of damage<br />

to the Bishop Brothers Public House also in Bishopdale.<br />

and mental health. <strong>The</strong>y have<br />

seen a decrease in calls for service<br />

for burglary, theft and vehicle<br />

crashes,” a spokesperson said.<br />

Monthly crime data has not<br />

yet been processed to cover the<br />

lockdown phase.<br />

Burn is among the victims<br />

of unsolved crimes committed<br />

during the alert level 4, then 3,<br />

lockdown in the city.<br />

A dairy owner in Bishopdale is<br />

also recovering from the trauma<br />

of being robbed at knife point by<br />

two youths, who exited the Roll<br />

On In Dairy Sawyers Arms Rd<br />

with a cash register, on August<br />

22.<br />

<strong>The</strong> offenders were aged<br />

between 15 to 20, with Covid-19<br />

masks helping disguise their<br />

identities.<br />

Police are also still searching<br />

for two people who broke into the<br />

Bishop Brothers Public House on<br />

Farrington Ave, Bishopdale, on<br />

August 27.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y only needed three minutes<br />

to cause $7500 of damage<br />

before they left with six bottles of<br />

Jim Beam bourbon.<br />

Incidents with outcomes:<br />

• A 29-year-old man was<br />

arrested in relation to the<br />

fatal crash in Marshland which<br />

claimed the life of Christchurch<br />

woman Rachael Harris.<br />

Harris, 62, was heading home<br />

after helping an elderly friend<br />

during lockdown when the crash<br />

happened at the intersection of<br />

Marshland and Mairehau Rds<br />

on August 23. <strong>The</strong> man allegedly<br />

fled the scene before emergency<br />

services arrived, but he<br />

was arrested three days later and<br />

charged with dangerous driving<br />

causing death.<br />

• A man was critically injured<br />

when the car he was driving<br />

crashed on Lincoln Rd on August<br />

26 after being asked to stop by<br />

police in Addington. CCTV<br />

footage indicated the vehicle<br />

was speeding and on the wrong<br />

side of the road before the driver<br />

allegedly ran a red light and collided<br />

with another car. <strong>The</strong> man,<br />

understood to be a member of<br />

the Tribesmen gang, was freed<br />

from the wreckage by firefighters<br />

before being taken to hospital.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Mazda Alexa he was driving<br />

was linked to a firearms incident<br />

in Burwood on August 23.<br />

• Two 14-year-old girls were<br />

taken into custody after an early<br />

morning crime spree in Christchurch<br />

that extended out to Rolleston<br />

on August 31. Police said the<br />

pair stole two vehicles in the city<br />

before an attempted burglary in<br />

Rolleston.<br />

• A 33-year-old man was arrested<br />

and a teenage boy was referred<br />

to youth aid after allegedly forcing<br />

their way into a New Brighton<br />

house and robbing the occupant<br />

at gunpoint on August 30.<br />

<strong>The</strong> man was charged with aggravated<br />

robbery and appeared in<br />

the district court on last Thursday,<br />

where he was remanded in<br />

custody ahead of another appearance<br />

on <strong>September</strong> 20.<br />

• A police dog is recovering on<br />

antibiotics after being attacked<br />

by a dog during a call-out at the<br />

Ferry Motel in Phillipstown on<br />

August 31. Officers used pepper<br />

spray and a taser unsuccessfully<br />

in a bid to subdue the aggressive<br />

dog before it was shot. A man<br />

was arrested after he allegedly<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

THIEVES ARE following<br />

courier vans in Canterbury to<br />

spy on the the drop-off process<br />

and assess whether they can<br />

steal the items.<br />

An increase in thefts from<br />

letterboxes and front doors<br />

prompted police to warn people<br />

to keep an eye out for their<br />

courier deliveries so the goods<br />

cannot be snatched by opportunistic<br />

thieves, particularly<br />

during Covid-19 restrictions.<br />

“Obviously at this time, there<br />

are more parcels being delivered,<br />

and more chances for your<br />

items to be stolen,” said Inspector<br />

Leairne Dow.<br />

She said some thieves will trail<br />

courier vans to assess whether<br />

they can steal the items after<br />

they have been delivered.<br />

“We would like to remind<br />

couriers to secure deliveries if<br />

possible,” Dow said.<br />

“Thieves will take any opportunity<br />

to steal, and parcels left<br />

on front door steps or in apartment<br />

building common areas<br />

are an easy target.<br />

“If you see a car following a<br />

courier van, or an unexpected<br />

visitor knocks on your door asking<br />

for someone you don’t know,<br />

contact police.”<br />

Freightways, which includes<br />

New Zealand Couriers, Post<br />

Haste Couriers and Sub 60<br />

among their stable of businesses,<br />

said would-be thieves trailing<br />

vans was an issue.<br />

“We do occasionally see more<br />

organised or pre-meditated<br />

thefts, though incidents are<br />

more often the result or random<br />

or opportunistic acts,” said<br />

New Zealand Couriers general<br />

manager Devon Buckingham.<br />

A spokesperson for NZ Post<br />

said drivers were also told to<br />

lock their vehicles when making<br />

deliveries so parcels cannot<br />

be taken while the vehicle was<br />

unattended.<br />

Dow said people should ensure<br />

their packages are delivered<br />

when someone will be home to<br />

receive them.<br />

Couriers should also be told<br />

not to leave parcels at the front<br />

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

Courier vans being followed by thieves<br />

TARGET: Thieves have trailed some courier vans.<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​<br />

door or on top of an apartment<br />

building post box.<br />

Even if packages arrive safely,<br />

Dow said purchasers need to<br />

minimise the potential for<br />

burglary.<br />

“Be smart when disposing of<br />

packaging, so passers-by can’t<br />

see if you’ve been buying expensive<br />

items,” she said.<br />

Items left out for pick-up –<br />

such as dry cleaning, food and<br />

gifts – are also being targeted.<br />

“Perhaps arrange with the<br />

receiver that the items will be<br />

hidden from view,” Dow said.<br />

Parcels are not just targeted<br />

during lockdown with a survey<br />

by financial research and comparison<br />

website Finder estimating<br />

that almost half a million<br />

New Zealanders had a package<br />

stolen during 2020.<br />

<strong>The</strong> data indicated 60 per cent<br />

lost items worth more than $50;<br />

more than a third (37 per cent)<br />

lost more than $100.<br />

NZ Post handled more<br />

than 85 million parcels in<br />

2020, with the level of lost,<br />

stolen or disputed deliveries<br />

rose in line with the growth in<br />

volume.<br />

<strong>The</strong> company could not<br />

provide statistics on stolen<br />

goods because if a parcel is<br />

stolen after a delivery it becomes<br />

a matter for police.<br />

NEWS 7<br />

Job losses<br />

loom at milk<br />

company<br />

DUNSANDEL-based dairy<br />

company Synlait Milk is looking<br />

to axe about 150 jobs as it moves<br />

to restructure its business.<br />

Chief executive John Penno said<br />

the move is not just about cost<br />

savings but a complete reorganisation<br />

and change of the way the<br />

company works.<br />

<strong>The</strong> company employs about<br />

1000 workers and the aim is to<br />

cut about 15 per cent of the workforce,<br />

which will save between $10<br />

million and $12 million a year.<br />

Penno said Synlait, whose<br />

previous chief executive Leon<br />

Clement left in April, had been<br />

through a lot of change over the<br />

last 12 months.<br />

“This means some areas are<br />

now over-resourced, and some areas<br />

are under-resourced,” he said.<br />

“We need to review and reset<br />

the structure of our business to<br />

match our current goals to be successful,”<br />

he said.<br />

Penno said the company was<br />

“on a journey” to transform its<br />

culture.<br />

Synlait makes a range of dairy<br />

products, but has grown on supplying<br />

infant formula to A2 Milk,<br />

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past year by Covid 19-related disruptions<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong><br />

8<br />

NEWS<br />

TROUBLE: Police responding to reports of disorder in<br />

Linwood on Tuesday night. PHOTOS: GEORGE HEARD<br />

Arrest after disorder<br />

at Burger King<br />

Police took a man into custody<br />

after reports of a physical<br />

altercation between several men<br />

at Linwood Burger King.<br />

Police were called to the<br />

Burger King about 5.20pm on<br />

Tuesday after receiving reports of<br />

disorder.<br />

A police spokesperson said one<br />

person was injured.<br />

A person was taken into<br />

custody by police.<br />

A car with smashed<br />

windows could be seen at the<br />

scene.<br />

Christchurch was still under<br />

alert level 3 restrictions when the<br />

incident occurred.<br />

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

Questions over water reforms<br />

‘were too soft’ – Mauger<br />

• From page 1<br />

Said Mauger: “<strong>The</strong>re’s a<br />

question: ‘All areas of New<br />

Zealand should have access to<br />

safe drinking water?’ Of course<br />

you’ll agree. <strong>The</strong> Government<br />

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go ‘we’re on the right track,<br />

everyone wants to have fresh<br />

water’.<br />

“I’m a wee bit disappointed our<br />

questionnaire wasn’t a wee bit<br />

more forthright. <strong>The</strong> questions<br />

were too soft for me,” he said.<br />

City council head of three<br />

waters and waste Helen<br />

Beaumont said the option of a<br />

straight ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer was<br />

considered premature.<br />

“We felt it was too early to ask<br />

a ‘for’ or ‘against’ question, as we<br />

do not believe there is sufficient<br />

information yet available about<br />

the details of the Government’s<br />

proposal for three waters reform<br />

for Christchurch and Banks<br />

Peninsula,” she said.<br />

“This is only the start of a<br />

public conversation – we are<br />

planning other opportunities in<br />

the future. We will be making<br />

it clear in our feedback to the<br />

Government that we fully expect<br />

to consult with our community<br />

when it comes to such an<br />

important and significant<br />

decision for our district.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> survey, which launched<br />

last month, had attracted<br />

more than 4600 responses by<br />

yesterday afternoon. It closes on<br />

Sunday.<br />

Mauger was adamant he<br />

did not require any further<br />

information, with his view set in<br />

stone.<br />

“I’ve made my mind up, I<br />

would opt out every day of the<br />

week. I have enough information<br />

to make a decision,” he said.<br />

“It does not feel right. If<br />

you take away all those assets,<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

NEWS 9<br />

Haircuts, coffee order of the day<br />

• By Samantha Mythen<br />

EARTHQUAKES, change in<br />

location, and more recently, two<br />

nationwide lockdowns will not<br />

prevent Rosemary Du Plessis<br />

from getting a haircut at her<br />

favoured salon.<br />

Rosemary has been getting<br />

her hair done at True Grit since<br />

it first opened in 2005, having<br />

her hair cut by salon owner<br />

Jacqui Victor for more than 20<br />

years.<br />

She was one of many<br />

Cantabrians who took to cafes<br />

and hair salons yesterday as<br />

Christchurch entered alert level<br />

2.<br />

Victor said Rosemary had the<br />

“mask of the day,” with blue and<br />

red roses covering her mouth<br />

and nose.<br />

Rosemary had booked in<br />

for an “ordinary haircut,”<br />

although had to confess to Victor<br />

she had cut her own fringe a<br />

week ago.<br />

Victor said the salon was<br />

fully booked until next week<br />

with eager clients eager to get<br />

fringes trimmed and roots redyed.<br />

“It’s been busy but seamless,”<br />

Victor said of True Grit’s<br />

first day re-opening in level 2<br />

yesterday.<br />

Earlier in the week, her<br />

staff had been working to<br />

reschedule lockdown-cancelled<br />

appointments.<br />

Compared to last year, Victor<br />

said they had not yet seen any<br />

drastic hairstyles or colours<br />

where bored people confined at<br />

home attempted to be their own<br />

personal hairdressers.<br />

All staff and clients had been<br />

following the new mask-wearing<br />

rules. However, Victor said she<br />

“didn’t like having to wear them.”<br />

“<strong>The</strong> mouth shows so much<br />

expression. It’s hard to tell if my<br />

clients are smiling and happy<br />

with the mask.”<br />

Next door to True Grit is<br />

Moment Cafe, owned by Emma<br />

Cole.<br />

She said day one of level 2 had<br />

been “mental and so much busier<br />

than expected.”<br />

Dedicated customer Sam<br />

Mitchell said he had ordered the<br />

cafe’s chicken burger every day<br />

since level 3.<br />

Cole said running the cafe<br />

through two lockdowns had<br />

been a struggle.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re is a lot of loss you don’t<br />

see,” she said.<br />

With level 2 restricting<br />

gatherings to 100 people, Cole<br />

had to give up a $3500 catering<br />

contract for an event of 120<br />

JUST A TRIM: True Grit hair salon owner<br />

Jacqui Victor with Rosemary Du Plessis,<br />

a client of more than 20 years, receiving<br />

her first haircut in level 2. Meanwhile, loyal<br />

Moment Café customers Sam Mitchell and<br />

Rami Strong are stoked to be able to eat<br />

out again in their favourite spot.<br />

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people this weekend that was<br />

cancelled.<br />

However, regulars like<br />

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blessing.<br />

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somewhere new and getting<br />

fresh food straight from the<br />

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“We’re more than happy to be<br />

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Airport chief executive pleased with<br />

• By Grant Bradley<br />

CHRISTCHURCH Airport<br />

boss Malcolm Johns says the<br />

company is only just keeping its<br />

mouth and nose above the water,<br />

but has achieved something rare<br />

in aviation – a profit for the past<br />

12 months.<br />

<strong>The</strong> airport is 75 per cent<br />

owned by the city council<br />

and 25 per cent owned by the<br />

Government and is likely to pay<br />

a dividend after reporting an<br />

underlying operating profit of<br />

$38.7 million off total income of<br />

$189 million. This was helped by<br />

property revaluations.<br />

During the year to June 30<br />

the airport provided about $35<br />

million in customer and tenant<br />

relief. It borrowed $15 million to<br />

shore up its balance sheet when<br />

the pandemic hit but has in the<br />

latest year paid off the debt.<br />

In the past fortnight Auckland<br />

International Airport and Air<br />

New Zealand have reported<br />

losses. Queenstown Airport’s<br />

profit slumped 91 per cent to $1.6<br />

million.<br />

Although operating profit for<br />

Christchurch is slightly down on<br />

last year, and well down on the<br />

pre-Covid full year of $57m in<br />

2019, Johns said the result was<br />

because of strategies developed<br />

after the 2011 earthquakes.<br />

While the airport was not<br />

profitable during the just finished<br />

alert level 4, he said the<br />

long-term domestic passenger<br />

focus and development of freight<br />

facilities were paying off.<br />

“Coming out of the earthquakes<br />

we had to rethink our<br />

business and that work is a big<br />

part of being able to deliver both<br />

a positive operating profit, a respectable<br />

net profit after tax and<br />

return our balance sheet to its<br />

pre-Covid state during financial<br />

year <strong>2021</strong>.’’<br />

During the past 18 months<br />

during alert level 3 and 4, the<br />

airport made a loss, at level 2 it<br />

can tread water and at level 1 it<br />

can make money.<br />

“We’ve been battered like everybody<br />

else is in aviation, we just<br />

managed to be battered just to<br />

the point where we can keep our<br />

nose and mouth above water.”<br />

As part of its recovery between<br />

2014 and 2019, most of about<br />

$600 million in new capital<br />

spending was directed towards<br />

supporting freight and logistics<br />

growth at Christchurch Airport<br />

LOGISTICS:<br />

Christchurch<br />

Airport chief<br />

executive<br />

Malcolm<br />

Johns. He<br />

says strategies<br />

developed<br />

after the 2011<br />

earthquakes<br />

have<br />

helped the<br />

airport stay<br />

profitable.<br />

and accessing new domestic<br />

revenue opportunities.<br />

In 2017 the airport equalised<br />

aviation charges between domestic<br />

and international passengers,<br />

meaning domestic and international<br />

passengers have been<br />

of equal value at Christchurch<br />

since then. Every domestic and<br />

international passenger each<br />

pays $10.80.<br />

Domestic travel had exceeded<br />

pre-Covid levels in July which<br />

had greatly benefited Christchurch<br />

Airport.<br />

‘’With the loss of international<br />

that’s a very significant factor<br />

on the basis of us being able<br />

because we have an integrated<br />

terminal that shares lots of facilities<br />

between international and<br />

domestic operations.’’<br />

But the nationwide lockdown<br />

meant Jetstar was no longer flying<br />

and Air New Zealand was<br />

flying only a handful of flights<br />

for essential workers.<br />

With different nationwide<br />

alert level settings Christchurch<br />

would still be hurt as 40 per cent<br />

of its traffic comes out of Auckland,<br />

which will be in lockdown<br />

longer than the rest of the country<br />

to the south.<br />

Johns said his airport could<br />

act as more of a hub for airlines<br />

if Christchurch was at a different<br />

setting. Auckland has been the<br />

main base for Air New Zealand<br />

domestic operations.<br />

“I think that’s definitely an<br />

option, ultimately it’s up to Air<br />

New Zealand to decide how<br />

they structure the network.<br />

What’s been proven in the last<br />

18 months is they’re incredibly<br />

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<strong>The</strong> earthquakes had “kicked<br />

Christchurch into a parallel valley”<br />

compared to other airports<br />

but this might be reversed with<br />

different levels set around the<br />

country.<br />

Johns said it would take years<br />

for aviation to recover from the<br />

pandemic, and again the earthquakes<br />

had provided an insight<br />

into how it will play out.<br />

“In that period of the three<br />

years after the earthquake, it was<br />

full of snakes and ladders. You’d<br />

climb up a ladder and then suddenly<br />

you’d fall down snake. This<br />

level 4 is a snake,” he said.<br />

Scenario planning for Covid<br />

showed the same would play out.<br />

<strong>The</strong> airport spent close to seven<br />

years recovering after the earthquakes,<br />

and had one great year<br />

before the pandemic struck.<br />

“It’s a bloody tough industry<br />

to be in at the moment. It’s probably<br />

gonna be bloody tough for<br />

a while to go, but ultimately the<br />

fundamentals of the industry<br />

remain in that people and goods<br />

are going to want to move<br />

around.”<br />

“I want to give a real shout<br />

out to all of the border workers,<br />

the seafarers, the watersiders<br />

the border workers, the pilots<br />

etc, who have continued to keep<br />

New Zealand connected to the<br />

rest of the world over the last 18<br />

months,” he said.<br />

“Those workers didn’t get kudos<br />

for weeks in quarantine here<br />

and overseas and don’t see their<br />

families for a really long period<br />

of time.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> reality is we wouldn’t have<br />

fuel, we don’t have imported food<br />

on our shelves, we don’t have<br />

medical imports without those<br />

people making those sacrifices,<br />

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so our ability to live in a bubble at<br />

the bottom of the world safe from<br />

Covid has really been built off the<br />

work that those people do,” Johns<br />

said.<br />

“I have tremendous respect for<br />

the way that they’ve dealt with<br />

such a difficult situation to keep<br />

us prosperous as a country.”<br />

– NZ Herald<br />

• By Samantha Mythen<br />

OVERFLOWING bins in<br />

Sumner have the community<br />

calling for more ‘smart bins’ to<br />

be installed.<br />

<strong>The</strong> village saw many visitors<br />

over the weekend, which resulted<br />

in overflowing bins along<br />

the esplanade.<br />

New smart bins have been<br />

installed around Christchurch’s<br />

community parks and public<br />

spaces, with five bins in Sumner.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Sumner Community<br />

Residents’ Association said the<br />

“new smart bins are excellent<br />

but there are not enough of<br />

them.”<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y were not up to the<br />

challenge,” said the association<br />

on the Sumner NZ Facebook<br />

group.<br />

It is keenly aware of the coming<br />

summer months, which<br />

will draw more people to the<br />

beaches, resulting in more rubbish.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y are in the process of<br />

requesting two additional bins<br />

from the city council.<br />

One of the current smart bins<br />

had a broken sensor and will be<br />

replaced.<br />

Said Sumner Hub coordinator<br />

Charlie Hudson:<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re are gaps where bins<br />

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more spaced out and accessible,<br />

especially in areas where people<br />

are leaving Sumner.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> smart bins have a larger<br />

capacity and sensor technology<br />

which provides the city council’s<br />

maintenance contractor<br />

with daily data on how full each<br />

bin is.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong><br />

12<br />

NEWS<br />

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

Tinder rapist to stay behind bars<br />

• By Anna Leask<br />

A BRAZILIAN national who<br />

raped his Tinder date while<br />

living in Christchurch has had<br />

his latest bid for parole rejected –<br />

and must stay behind bars until<br />

October next year.<br />

He may be reconsidered<br />

for an early release from prison<br />

if he can find a suitable parole<br />

address or his deportation can go<br />

ahead.<br />

But any address would have to<br />

be in an area where his victim<br />

does not live, work or have<br />

family.<br />

Fernando Do Nascimento<br />

Barbosa was jailed in December<br />

for three years and four months<br />

for raping his Tinder date in<br />

Christchurch in 2018.<br />

He claimed he did not realise<br />

her repeated cries of “no” and<br />

her trying to fight him off during<br />

the assault were a signal for him<br />

to stop.<br />

When Barbosa was sentenced,<br />

a deportation order was made,<br />

meaning he has to leave New<br />

Zealand as soon as possible when<br />

released from prison – either on<br />

parole or after serving his entire<br />

sentence – late next year.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Parole Board, after<br />

turning him down multiple<br />

times, agreed to release him<br />

from prison in July on the basis<br />

that he would leave New Zealand<br />

voluntarily on a flight to Brazil<br />

the same day. However,<br />

there was a “miscommunication”<br />

and the airline his family had<br />

paid for flights with would not<br />

allow him to travel without an<br />

escort.<br />

Because of the Covid-19 travel<br />

restrictions, police are not able<br />

to escort criminals subject to<br />

deportation orders.<br />

When the board was told<br />

Barbosa could not fly, his parole<br />

was revoked. He was told that if<br />

he could find a suitable parole<br />

address they would reconsider<br />

his release.<br />

That address had to be outside<br />

any area where the victim, who<br />

is terrified of running into him,<br />

frequented.<br />

Those areas include the wider<br />

Canterbury, Waikato and<br />

Wellington-Wairarapa areas.<br />

He also had to show the board<br />

he would have financial support<br />

as, given his deportation order, it<br />

was unlikely he would find work<br />

or get any government financial<br />

assistance.<br />

At a hearing held by phone<br />

because of the level 4 lockdown<br />

the board told Barbosa his latest<br />

bid for parole was rejected.<br />

Parole Board panel convenor<br />

Martha Coleman confirmed<br />

Barbosa had been trying to find<br />

an address without success.<br />

She acknowledged there had<br />

been multiple parole hearings in<br />

the past few months as Barbosa<br />

JAILED:<br />

Fernando Do<br />

Nascimento<br />

Barbosa,<br />

who was<br />

jailed for<br />

raping his<br />

Tinder date,<br />

could be<br />

released<br />

from prison<br />

early if his<br />

deportation<br />

can go<br />

ahead.<br />

and his family tried to secure his<br />

departure from the country.<br />

“Given the uncertainty of<br />

when either a suitable New<br />

Zealand release may become<br />

available or when alternative<br />

flights home may be secured,<br />

there seems little point giving<br />

him a further short stand down<br />

at this stage,” Coleman said.<br />

“Instead it was agreed at the<br />

hearing today that his next<br />

appearance before the board<br />

would be set to occur in October<br />

2022.<br />

“This is on the understanding<br />

that he can apply for an earlier<br />

hearing under S 26 of the Parole<br />

Act 2002 if he is in a position to<br />

either propose an address in New<br />

Zealand with support that meets<br />

victim concerns, or he is able to<br />

leave New Zealand voluntarily<br />

and without an escort.<br />

“It may be that the Brazilian<br />

Embassy can assist in identifying<br />

other travel options.”<br />

Barbosa’s full sentence ends in<br />

December next year.<br />

He has previously blamed the<br />

victim for his situation but was<br />

reminded at his last hearing who<br />

was to blame.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> only person who is<br />

responsible for his predicament<br />

is himself,” the board told him.<br />

“He needs to be aware that<br />

his attitude may in turn cause<br />

a future board to rethink his<br />

readiness for parole.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> victim has told the board<br />

repeatedly she fears what will<br />

happen if Barbosa is released.<br />

She was extremely worried<br />

about seeing him and was<br />

concerned that, given he<br />

continues to justify the attack on<br />

her, others may be at risk.<br />

At his sentencing the court<br />

heard Barbosa lacked remorse<br />

and even after he pleaded guilty,<br />

he tried to minimise the rape,<br />

saying “he did not understand<br />

New Zealand culture and<br />

misread the signals.”<br />

Further, he said, in Brazil<br />

“her behaviour would mean<br />

something different”.<br />

-NZ Herald<br />

Christchurch City Council COVID-19 update<br />

Reopening at Alert Level 2<br />

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

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,<br />

is unwell, and by scanning in and physical distancing when visiting our facilities.<br />

New Alert Level 2 guidelines for our venues<br />

• At Alert Level 2 you must follow the Government guidelines<br />

by wearing a mask at all of our indoor venues.<br />

• Contact tracing will be in place and everyone must sign in,<br />

either with the Covid Tracer app or manually using the slips<br />

provided.<br />

• We will be limiting numbers into our facilities to keep<br />

everyone safe. You should keep two metres apart from people<br />

you do not know.<br />

Libraries and Service Centres<br />

• Our libraries and service centres will reopen to the public<br />

today, Thursday 9 <strong>September</strong>.<br />

• Check our opening hours and find out what you need to<br />

know before you visit our libraries at:<br />

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Recreation and Sport Centres<br />

• Jellie Park, Pioneer, Taiora QEII and Graham Condon<br />

Recreation and Sport Centres will all re-open today, Thursday<br />

9 <strong>September</strong>. To protect your health and safety we’re putting<br />

in place contact tracing and a booking system. Before you visit,<br />

please see ccc.govt.nz for more details.<br />

Christchurch Art Gallery<br />

• Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū also opens today,<br />

Thursday 9 <strong>September</strong>. Please visit our website for the latest<br />

information and opening hours. christchurchartgallery.org.nz<br />

Rates<br />

• If your rates were due on 31 August, and you normally pay your<br />

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Wednesday 15 <strong>September</strong> to pay at a service centre without<br />

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

0800 800 169.<br />

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• Our EcoDrop transfer stations at Parkhouse Road, Bromley<br />

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under winter hours until Sunday 26 <strong>September</strong>.<br />

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NEWS<br />

Former pub<br />

to open as<br />

art studio<br />

• By Susan Sandys<br />

THE FORMER Hororata Hotel<br />

will open to customers once<br />

again.<br />

Once iconic for its pies and<br />

being a landmark pub, the<br />

building is now home to pottery<br />

tutor Frank Hakkaart and fiance<br />

Sarah Handley.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y have named it <strong>The</strong> Artist’s<br />

In, with the spelling of “In” intentional,<br />

as they don’t want people<br />

to think it is still a hotel.<br />

Rather, it will be a potter’s<br />

studio and art gallery, selling<br />

the work of Hakkaart and fellow<br />

Selwyn artists.<br />

<strong>The</strong> old pub was damaged in the<br />

<strong>September</strong> 4, 2010, earthquake<br />

and has not operated as a hotel<br />

since.<br />

Hakkaart and Handley bought<br />

the building about 10 months ago.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y are undertaking long-term<br />

renovations, and expect to open<br />

the gallery later this year.<br />

Hakkaart said they were looking<br />

forward to opening, although<br />

ironically have had to turn some<br />

people away.<br />

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STICKING TO a routine is<br />

recommended in lockdown,<br />

even for penguins.<br />

Keepers at the International<br />

Antarctic Centre have been playing<br />

radio music for the centre’s<br />

little blue penguins to keep them<br />

attuned to what would normally<br />

be noisy surrounds.<br />

<strong>The</strong> birds, which are one of<br />

the centre’s main attractions,<br />

are used to the sound of large<br />

crowds, especially during their<br />

feeding time.<br />

Before this latest lockdown,<br />

the penguins saw hundreds of<br />

visitors a day, but now see fewer<br />

than four – their three keepers<br />

and a maintenance worker _<br />

so staff have resorted to music<br />

to make up for the absence of<br />

crowds.<br />

Antarctic Centre general<br />

manager Todd Schmidt said a<br />

rotating roster of three keepers<br />

continued to work on site to care<br />

for the 17 birds, all of which are<br />

rescue penguins with injuries or<br />

disabilities that mean they could<br />

not survive in the wild.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y require hands-on care,”<br />

he said, and keepers had a special<br />

bond with them.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> penguins are everything<br />

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<strong>The</strong> centre’s attractions also<br />

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in the absence of visitors. <strong>The</strong> huskies are exercised twice a day.<br />

Murray said the three adult<br />

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have been locked down with<br />

him off-site, and were “itching to<br />

get out and see people”.<br />

Murray has been using a dry<br />

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and keeps them fit with five to<br />

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helped to build and maintain<br />

the huskies’ unity as a working<br />

team. “<strong>The</strong> dogs love putting<br />

their harness on knowing it’s<br />

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<strong>The</strong> centre had tweaked its attractions<br />

last year in response to<br />

the Covid-19 pandemic’s border<br />

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local visitors.<br />

Schmidt said centre staff<br />

had been “blown away” by the<br />

following increase in visitor<br />

numbers.<br />

Before the latest lockdown,<br />

the centre averaged about 100<br />

visitors a day on weekdays, up to<br />

300 on weekends, and in the last<br />

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“This lockdown may be a bit of<br />

a momentum killer, so we hope<br />

that comes back,” he said.<br />

It would likely take a while to<br />

regenerate those numbers again,<br />

“but right now we are staying<br />

positive”.<br />

<strong>The</strong> centre has received<br />

$180,000 from the Department<br />

of Conservation’s Wildlife<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong><br />

16<br />

OPINION<br />

Complacency our biggest risk from a lone wolf attack<br />

Former<br />

detective,<br />

police<br />

witness<br />

protection<br />

squad<br />

member,<br />

Prime<br />

Ministers’<br />

protection officer and<br />

celebrity protection officer<br />

Darren Morton talks about<br />

how you can protect<br />

yourself in a situation like<br />

the Lynn Mall Countdown<br />

terror attack<br />

NEW ZEALAND finds itself the<br />

focus of global attention due to<br />

an act of terrorism for the second<br />

time in almost as many years.<br />

<strong>The</strong> recent lone wolf attack<br />

at Countdown New Lynn was<br />

no surprise to authorities and<br />

those within the intelligence<br />

community who are only too<br />

aware of the risk posed by such<br />

individuals.<br />

Following on from March 15,<br />

2019, the event in New Lynn is<br />

a stark reminder that we are not<br />

immune from the current global<br />

security situation involving random<br />

lone wolf acts of terrorism.<br />

We can’t change these individuals<br />

but what we can change is<br />

the environments they need to<br />

operate within.<br />

Our greatest enemy is not the<br />

individual themselves but our<br />

own complacency. We need<br />

to realise that the world has<br />

changed, and such individuals<br />

have no respect for our way of<br />

life.<br />

I’m often asked what the right<br />

way is to respond to a terrorist<br />

attack, including one such as occurred<br />

at New Lynn. My answer<br />

is always the same, there is no<br />

one response. <strong>The</strong> offender, the<br />

mode of attack, the environment,<br />

and your personal situation<br />

(whether you have children with<br />

you, are in a wheelchair, etc)<br />

will dictate what is the correct<br />

response. <strong>The</strong> only thing you<br />

should remain aware of is your<br />

aim, and this is to survive.<br />

If you can escape the threat<br />

safely, then do so. If you can’t<br />

safely hide or escape, then you<br />

may need to respond to defend<br />

yourself or others. If the latter is<br />

your only option, then remember<br />

there are no rules, use whatever<br />

you can and do whatever you<br />

have to to ensure your safety<br />

and survival and that of those<br />

around you.<br />

It is important that you understand<br />

the environment that<br />

you are in, take note of where<br />

the emergency exits are, access<br />

points to back of house or other<br />

safe areas. Escape should always<br />

be your preferred option.<br />

If escape is not possible then<br />

identify what you can use to<br />

protect yourself. This will also<br />

depend on the type of attack<br />

you are facing. For example, a<br />

knife is a very personal weapon,<br />

it means the offender must get<br />

close to you to be a risk. In a<br />

supermarket you should look for<br />

anything that will allow you to<br />

maintain a safe distance from<br />

the offender, for example display<br />

stands, trolleys, counters, bread,<br />

and milk trays and large removeable<br />

signage are all things that<br />

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could assist to keep the offender<br />

back. Other items that could<br />

be used to protect yourself or<br />

incapacitate the offender include<br />

tinned items, bottles and fire<br />

extinguishers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> lone wolf attack is a desperate<br />

tactical progression for<br />

ISIS. On having been defeated<br />

militarily, ISIS and its hierarchy<br />

prey on vulnerable and easily<br />

manipulated individuals within<br />

the global community who<br />

become motivated by the group’s<br />

ideologies and propaganda.<br />

Today, lone wolf attacks are<br />

seen as the more common form<br />

of ISIS motivated terrorism<br />

and by their mere nature, create<br />

several unique challenges<br />

for authorities with respect to<br />

intelligence collation and threat<br />

mitigation.<br />

As was seen by the New Lynn<br />

incident, even with police officers<br />

immediately within the vicinity,<br />

it is impossible to prevent<br />

such a spontaneous, barbaric<br />

and ideologically motivated<br />

attack. <strong>The</strong> reasons for this are<br />

many but in essence relate to the<br />

covert nature of a one-person<br />

threat, and the challenges for<br />

authorities to firstly identify that<br />

threat.<br />

Secondly, we live in a civilised<br />

society, where the police and<br />

other security and intelligence<br />

related agencies must understandably<br />

work within a strict<br />

and tight procedural framework.<br />

<strong>The</strong> downside to this is that<br />

the offender has no rules, no<br />

guidelines, and no constraints to<br />

abide by, all factors that ensure<br />

mitigating such risks will remain<br />

challenging.<br />

Politicians, judiciary, and<br />

those outside of the counterterrorism,<br />

intelligence and law<br />

enforcement arenas have little intimate<br />

appreciation of the actual<br />

threat, and what’s realistically<br />

required to mitigate such threats.<br />

<strong>The</strong> gap between how quickly a<br />

terrorist can become a threat and<br />

undertake an attack compared to<br />

how slow the associated judicial<br />

processes are conducted, needs<br />

to be rectified to ensure it is<br />

comparable.<br />

<strong>The</strong> risk of lone wolf attacks<br />

continues to exist, both in New<br />

Zealand and globally. While we<br />

all hope such an incident will<br />

not happen again, reality dictates<br />

otherwise.<br />

So how do we identify and<br />

mitigate an unknown risk in an<br />

environment that we would not<br />

normally expect an act of terrorism<br />

to be perpetrated? First,<br />

we must put everything into<br />

perspective. This is only the second<br />

‘lone wolf’ incident to occur<br />

on NZ soil. It is true that reports<br />

have been made of acts that have<br />

been prevented by the authorities<br />

but as for actual incidents, this<br />

is the second thanks to the outstanding<br />

work of the NZ Police<br />

and intelligence agencies.<br />

We as a country cannot rest on<br />

the fact that our seclusion will<br />

keep us safe. Location is not the<br />

threat, ideology is.<br />

<strong>The</strong> world became familiar<br />

with the term “active shooter”<br />

primarily through the devastating<br />

mass shootings that occurred<br />

within the United States. As a<br />

result of the improvised methods<br />

adopted by many ISIS-inspired<br />

“lone wolfs” around the world,<br />

this term was replaced with<br />

that of “active threat” due to<br />

many attacks being conducted<br />

using alternatives other than<br />

firearms, methods that included<br />

explosives, vehicles and bladed<br />

weapons.<br />

Post the Ariana Grande<br />

bombing in 2017, the term<br />

“behavioural detection” became<br />

commonplace with respect to<br />

“screening” processes conducted<br />

by security and law enforcement<br />

to identify threats within a given<br />

environment. <strong>The</strong> technique<br />

involves assessing how any individual<br />

interacts with not only<br />

their environment but also with<br />

those within it. Again, a simple<br />

process that can be employed by<br />

everyone, anything suspicious<br />

should be reported to the closest<br />

person in authority, whether it<br />

be a store employee, manager,<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

I THINK we all shared<br />

a collective sigh of relief<br />

when the announcement<br />

came that we were shifting<br />

to delta alert level 2.<br />

Congratulations to all<br />

the people who worked so<br />

hard to adapt their businesses<br />

to these rules in<br />

time for the new level to<br />

kick in.<br />

This week I have been<br />

watching a series on Netflix<br />

called Turning Point:<br />

9/11 and the War on Terror.<br />

I cannot believe that this<br />

Saturday is the 20 th anniversary<br />

of a terror attack<br />

that changed our world<br />

forever. I read somewhere<br />

someone describing the<br />

series as harrowing. That<br />

is an understatement. It is<br />

gut-wrenching.<br />

<strong>The</strong> courage of firefighters<br />

and police on the day,<br />

running into the towers as<br />

people were pouring out,<br />

is memorialised here in<br />

Christchurch by A Tribute<br />

to Firefighters, a sculpture<br />

designed by Graham Bennett.<br />

It has been fashioned<br />

from steel, from the New<br />

York World Trade Centre<br />

Mayor<br />

Lianne Dalziel<br />

site, which was gifted by<br />

the City of New York to<br />

the City of Christchurch<br />

to honour all firefighters<br />

worldwide. I will lay a tribute<br />

there on Saturday.<br />

At the same time the<br />

series causes us to reflect<br />

on the response to 9/11 and<br />

the devastation that has<br />

caused.<br />

When we look at what is<br />

happening in Afghanistan<br />

today, and then look<br />

behind the actions that<br />

OPINION 19<br />

Event to mark 20th<br />

anniversary of 9/11<br />

were taken 20 years ago<br />

in response to the attack,<br />

we need to ask questions<br />

about what was intended to<br />

be achieved.<br />

A silver lining was that<br />

we opened our doors and<br />

our hearts to Afghan<br />

asylum seekers 20 years<br />

ago when we saw them on<br />

the decks of the Tampa<br />

in a stand-off with the<br />

Australian Government.<br />

We should open our doors<br />

again.<br />

Faced with COVID-19,<br />

We Need A Scientific<br />

Approach<br />

<strong>The</strong> recent level 4 lockdown in<br />

New Zealand shows us that the<br />

threat of COVID-19, especially<br />

its Delta variant, is still lingering.<br />

Based on experts’ advise, the New<br />

Zealand government has taken<br />

decisive measures to rapidly bring<br />

this outbreak under control,<br />

which once again proves that<br />

how important a scientific and<br />

cautious approach is needed<br />

when dealing with this pandemic.<br />

However, these measures also<br />

drew criticisms from some other<br />

countries. This reminds us of<br />

the same situation China faced<br />

when strict lockdown measures<br />

were implemented in Wuhan<br />

and Hubei province at early<br />

stage of the pandemic. When<br />

China worked with the WHO<br />

on dealing with the COVID-19<br />

origin-tracing issue in the past<br />

few months, we still heard some<br />

unfair criticisms.<br />

COVID-19 has been highly<br />

politicized in some countries. As<br />

a result, science and scientists’<br />

opinions had to take a back<br />

seat to politics and politicians.<br />

For example, up till now, over<br />

34 million Americans have<br />

been infected with COVID-19<br />

and nearly 650,000 already<br />

lost their lives to the virus.<br />

However, some US politicians<br />

are still debating whether<br />

mask-wearing, vaccination<br />

and lockdown measures are<br />

effective or necessary. Wearing<br />

masks or taking vaccines are<br />

not self-protection measures<br />

but political gestures in some<br />

parts of the U.S.. We could still<br />

recall some absurd statements<br />

from the U.S. politicians which<br />

indicated the COVID-19 was a<br />

big flu and disinfectants could<br />

kill the virus,etc. On the other<br />

hand, some issues like origintracing<br />

and vaccine aid were<br />

used as excuses to shift blame on<br />

to China or shirk responsibility<br />

for its own poor response to the<br />

pandemic.<br />

As the first country reporting the<br />

outbreak of COVID-19, China<br />

has been open and transparent<br />

on the issue of origin-tracing and<br />

invited WHO experts to China<br />

twice. Early this year, China and<br />

WHO experts conducted a joint<br />

study in China. <strong>The</strong> joint mission<br />

made field trips to institutions<br />

including the Hubei Provincial<br />

Center for Disease Control,<br />

the Wuhan Center for Disease<br />

Control, the Wuhan Institute of<br />

Virology and visited bio-safety<br />

laboratories, where they had<br />

in-depth, candid and scienceoriented<br />

exchanges with local<br />

experts. Experts from WHO<br />

said on multiple occasions that<br />

they had accessed large amounts<br />

of data and information. On<br />

March, WHO released a joint<br />

study report clearly concluding<br />

that lab leak from Wuhan was<br />

“extremely unlikely”. However,<br />

the WHO newly-released work<br />

plan still lists the hypothesis that<br />

“a Chinese violation of laboratory<br />

protocols had caused the virus<br />

to leak during research” as a<br />

research priority, and deliberately<br />

ignores other important research<br />

priorities in relation to earlier<br />

cases which emerged globally<br />

including in the U.S. and coldchain<br />

transmission of the virus.<br />

On July 15th, permanent<br />

representatives of 48 countries<br />

to the United Nations Office at<br />

Geneva addressed the Director<br />

General of WHO and called on<br />

the WHO Secretariat to cooperate<br />

with member states to advance<br />

the study of origins around<br />

the world, and to take effective<br />

measures to prevent political<br />

factors from interfering with<br />

the study process. This reflects<br />

the strong appeal from the<br />

international community.<br />

COVID-19 is a common enemy<br />

of mankind and can only be<br />

defeated by solidarity and<br />

cooperation of the international<br />

community. Any issue concerning<br />

this pandemic, including its<br />

origin-tracing or prevention and<br />

control strategy is a matter of<br />

science, and should be deliberated<br />

on by scientists. We hope that<br />

all countries could handle<br />

COVID-19 pandemic in the spirit<br />

of science, professionalism and<br />

objectivity and get rid of political<br />

interference.<br />

Wang Zhijian<br />

Chinese Consul General in<br />

Christchurch<br />

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LETTERS<br />

I have taken the council’s Three<br />

Waters survey and was greatly<br />

disappointed with the lack<br />

of information introducing<br />

the survey plus all the loaded<br />

statements.<br />

One such statement is: “Three<br />

Waters services should be managed<br />

and operated as efficiently<br />

as possible.’’<br />

All services should be managed<br />

and operated as efficiently<br />

as possible, that is a given, but<br />

the Government’s meaning of<br />

efficient means centralisation,<br />

which historically has proved to<br />

be anything but efficient.<br />

Another statement is: “All areas<br />

of New Zealand should have<br />

access to safe drinking water.’’<br />

What is meant by all areas?<br />

Are ratepayers to pay for the<br />

safe collection of rainwater by<br />

farmers and those in remote areas<br />

throughout the South Island?<br />

What happened to personal<br />

responsibility?<br />

Will we be expected to pay for<br />

the upgrade of someone’s septic<br />

tank as well? Someone who may<br />

not pay rates?<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are very many unanswered<br />

questions as Wellington<br />

rushes to remove this massive<br />

responsibility from local control<br />

and accountability. Will Wellington<br />

push this through without<br />

council’s agreement?<br />

This could be the first step<br />

in removing local government<br />

altogether.<br />

Already other councils have<br />

said no and that is what our<br />

council should do as well. – D<br />

Downward<br />

I believe there is quite a simple<br />

message that can go from the<br />

city council to the Government:<br />

“We wish to inform central<br />

government that we do not have<br />

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

Readers respond to the Government’s proposal to reform New Zealand’s<br />

three waters scheme<br />

the mandate from the ratepayers<br />

(and owners of our $6.8 billion<br />

infrastructure) that would allow<br />

us to be involved with this<br />

scheme. We therefore wish to<br />

formally decline the invitation<br />

to be part of this proposal.” –<br />

Wayne Hawker<br />

If it’s not broken don’t fix it<br />

. . . no need for change . . . will<br />

only ever result in more expensive<br />

and higher rates . . . electricity,<br />

rail as classic examples. –<br />

Warwick Jones<br />

<strong>The</strong> council needs to reject<br />

the Government’s three waters<br />

reform. Local councils have been<br />

doing this for years.<br />

How is a new government<br />

department going to do a better<br />

job without any experience?<br />

<strong>The</strong>y just want to take over assets<br />

owned by Christchurch ratepayers,<br />

then charge us for water. We<br />

need to change the Government.<br />

– Greg Wilson<br />

I am vehemently against<br />

Labour’s proposed water<br />

reforms. We don’t need more<br />

Wellington bureaucrats<br />

interfering with our operations<br />

and decision making on our<br />

drinking water.<br />

If a public meeting could be<br />

arranged to oppose this I am<br />

sure it would be well supported<br />

and send a strong message<br />

to the Government. – David<br />

Leadbetter<br />

<strong>The</strong> childish and simplistic<br />

ads on TV for the Government’s<br />

proposed three waters plan belie<br />

the fact that this change to who<br />

manages our most precious<br />

resource is a major dilution of<br />

democracy.<br />

Currently, water is managed<br />

by our democratically elected<br />

mayors and councillors on local<br />

government bodies. Because they<br />

are our elected representatives,<br />

there is accountability and we<br />

can express our satisfaction or<br />

dissatisfaction at the ballot box.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Government’s proposal is<br />

to remove management of water<br />

from local government and place<br />

it in the hands of corporate iwi<br />

and unelected bureaucrats. We<br />

would no longer have any ability<br />

to be part of the water management<br />

process and there would be<br />

absolutely no accountability.<br />

Once we lose our part in the<br />

democratic management of our<br />

water resources, we will never<br />

get it back it again.<br />

Our mayors and local government<br />

councillors should be<br />

vigorously opposing the Government’s<br />

three waters plan. – John<br />

Stone, Harewood<br />

It seems to me, a sound decision<br />

for the city council engage<br />

with the Government’s three waters<br />

reform. Safe clean drinking<br />

water and efficient waste disposal<br />

is a basic human need and right<br />

and I believe that we should<br />

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I am glad that the city council<br />

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But I think the council could<br />

go further than this. <strong>The</strong> bill<br />

could reference a check list<br />

whereby if the checks were met,<br />

it would guarantee the right to<br />

supply chlorine-free water.<br />

<strong>The</strong> way the bill is laid out at<br />

the moment there is no sure path<br />

and no guarantees that chlorine<br />

free water will be permitted. –<br />

Annette Burnett<br />

I have completed the (council)<br />

survey. It reads as though it has<br />

been accepted and is merely a<br />

management tool.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is no mention of the<br />

race-based assigning of 50 per<br />

cent control to iwi, no asset<br />

disbursement information and<br />

no question as to whether one or<br />

accepts it.<br />

Surely the most appropriate<br />

question to any ratepayer is yes or<br />

no. I vote no<br />

After the Havelock North 2016<br />

E.coli incident legislation and<br />

council procedures have already<br />

been implemented. This scheme<br />

is now five years out of date and<br />

irrelevant.<br />

<strong>The</strong> results of this survey can<br />

be manipulated far too easily. –<br />

Keith Shipston<br />

We totally the reject the<br />

Government proposal which<br />

will deny our democratic right<br />

to have a say. I have not seen<br />

or heard any good long term<br />

reasons that our council should<br />

do as we are told in this matter –<br />

dictatorship. – R Griffith<br />

I would like for the three<br />

waters scheme to be denied by<br />

the council.<br />

Reason being it is taking away<br />

the power of the local council to<br />

run its own resource which it has<br />

done for well over a century now.<br />

– Dale Mackle<br />

I think the easiest way to<br />

voice my opinion on this is to<br />

quote the famous World War 2<br />

United States General Anthony<br />

McAuliffe.<br />

When surrounded on all sides<br />

by German forces in the town of<br />

Bastogne the Germans offered<br />

him the chance to surrender.<br />

His reply was, “nuts”.<br />

<strong>The</strong> US forces held out and won<br />

the battle.<br />

This should be our reply to the<br />

Government.<br />

You never give away your<br />

resources. – Vince Vandergoes<br />

Covid and Maori<br />

Our Labour Government<br />

appears to operate under a divide<br />

and rule system when it has<br />

Maori saying that they are going<br />

to have Maori-only days for the<br />

Covid jabs and a minister saying<br />

that if stocks of the vaccine get<br />

low he will make sure Maori get<br />

it before others.<br />

<strong>The</strong> idea that we are all New<br />

Zealanders with equal rights<br />

regardless of skin colour is<br />

disappearing fast with this<br />

Government.<br />

This Government and its TV<br />

One is also still promoting<br />

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

name changes for New Zealand<br />

by stealth without a mandate<br />

from the population.<br />

This issue needs to be voted<br />

on at the next elections. – Ray<br />

O’Rourke<br />

Ngai Tahu<br />

investments<br />

In the city’s daily newspaper<br />

(Thursday, <strong>September</strong> 2) there<br />

were two important references to<br />

Ngai Tahu.<br />

Firstly, the projected sale<br />

of <strong>The</strong> Landing complex<br />

with the footnote it has a<br />

property portfolio valued at<br />

$600 million.<br />

Secondly, announcement<br />

of the purchase of shares in<br />

listed fishing company Sanford<br />

giving it a holding of 12.5 per<br />

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cent worth about $65 million at<br />

today’s price.<br />

Ngai Tahu makes profits<br />

from these ventures plus from<br />

their other entities and yet it pays<br />

no tax on those profits.<br />

This gives it a huge advantage<br />

over other companies that may<br />

compete in those business sectors<br />

that do.<br />

It is also unreasonable as<br />

all New Zealand citizens are<br />

required to pay tax on income<br />

earned whether wages, salaries<br />

or investments to support<br />

necessary Government<br />

expenditure.<br />

Other non-paying tax<br />

organisations with religious<br />

connections that own a variety<br />

of national and local business<br />

should also have their tax status<br />

reviewed.<br />

As Covid has emptied<br />

the treasury coffers It is time<br />

this anomaly is addressed.<br />

– N Smith<br />

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“I got the drive then and won<br />

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Doris.<br />

Denis Nyhan’s New Zealand<br />

Cup win with Robalan in 1974<br />

was at his fourth attempt in the<br />

biggest race of them all. Denis<br />

both trained and drove the freelegged<br />

star, who won 39 races<br />

between 1969 -76.<br />

More suited to the shorter<br />

distances, Robalan won the New<br />

Zealand Free-For-All three years<br />

in a row (1972-74). He also drove<br />

Lordship to two of his three<br />

successes in the same race, in<br />

1962 and 64.<br />

Nyhan’s other big race wins –<br />

and there were many – included<br />

the 1971 Northern Oaks (Van<br />

Glory), Hal Good in the 1975<br />

Dominion Handicap, Cee Ar in<br />

the 1974 Rowe Cup, and Honkin<br />

Vision in the 1991 Junior Free-<br />

For-All.<br />

In more recent times he had<br />

good success training and<br />

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Sundon mare, bred and owned<br />

by Nyhan and his wife Denise,<br />

won 13 races from 97 starts<br />

(2007-14).<br />

According to HRNZ statistics,<br />

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at 475 driving successes after<br />

starting out as a junior driver<br />

in 1956, with 269 winners as a<br />

trainer, from 1969.<br />

Former long-serving HRNZ<br />

administrator Darrin Williams<br />

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the years, describing him as a<br />

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like his horses, always looked<br />

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“He was the modern day<br />

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As chairman of the HRNZ<br />

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years, Nyhan was a respected<br />

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“I enjoyed his company, he was<br />

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a former handicapper and racing<br />

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Hybrid Lexus still a true sports sedan<br />

I KNEW I’D eventually regret it,<br />

selling a perfectly good car.<br />

But that’s par for the course,<br />

almost all of the vehicles I’ve<br />

owned and passed over through<br />

the years, I wish I’d kept. Such is<br />

the case with my Toyota Altezza,<br />

an opportunity came along that<br />

was too good to turn down and<br />

I’m relaxed knowing its new<br />

owner has a good car; but I sure<br />

do miss it.<br />

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Altezza that I relate to Lexus’ IS<br />

series sedan, you see the Altezza<br />

was marketed in New Zealand<br />

by Lexus as an IS200 and IS300<br />

six-cylinder luxury/sports sedan<br />

during the early 2000s and it fast<br />

became the Lexus I enjoy the<br />

most – and it still is.<br />

<strong>The</strong> IS series sits at the<br />

lower end of Lexus’ price scale<br />

and it isn’t a big car, but its<br />

compact design fits well with the<br />

overall Lexus picture – luxury<br />

cars that also lean towards<br />

performance.<br />

Lexus also has a hefty hybrid<br />

manufacturing programme,<br />

almost all of its models have<br />

hybrid options and that includes<br />

the IS series.<br />

This evaluation focuses on the<br />

IS300h F Sport (h for hybrid),<br />

although if you aren’t quite ready<br />

for the change to hybrid power,<br />

the lovely 2-litre four-cylinder<br />

turbocharged engine is still in<br />

the books along with 3.5-litre V6<br />

power.<br />

<strong>The</strong> IS series has just had a<br />

fairly big makeover. <strong>The</strong> changes<br />

are too numerous to detail at<br />

length, but I can report the list is<br />

very comprehensive.<br />

<strong>The</strong> concept of the IS is still<br />

very much intact, it has all the<br />

ingredients that make it a very<br />

desirable sports sedan, made<br />

better through significant chassis<br />

fettering that has been made<br />

possible through race track<br />

development at Toyota and Lexus’<br />

new purpose-built test facility in<br />

Shimoyama, Japan.<br />

In terms of cost, the IS300h<br />

F Sport lists at $85,800, flanked<br />

by an entry-level hybrid at<br />

$76,200, and Limited at $88,300.<br />

For interest’s sake, the IS 2-litre<br />

turbo starts at $70,900, the range<br />

ending at $101,800 for the V6.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se are respectable prices<br />

and, although they are very much<br />

out of my reach, I’m very mindful<br />

of where the IS sits in the Lexus<br />

line-up.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 300h is very much an<br />

integral part of the IS range as<br />

well, it’s there to satisfy those who<br />

like the idea of electric power<br />

along with those who want range<br />

in an electric car, the IS300h can<br />

travel up to 600km using the<br />

petrol engine at will.<br />

Bear in mind, though, the<br />

IS300h isn’t a plug-in. Its hybrid<br />

system is pretty much a carryover<br />

from previous generation models<br />

and that which first made its<br />

presence here in NZ – the<br />

driveline from Toyota’s Camry<br />

hybrid.<br />

EDGY: Four-door body style gives the IS300h a sleek sedan<br />

look.<br />

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

Even so, you can guarantee<br />

both companies have been<br />

working on efficiencies and the<br />

IS300h hybrid driveline is stateof-the-art,<br />

and effective. Lexus<br />

claims a 5.1-litre per 100km<br />

combined cycle average, which<br />

sits well with the 6.8l/100km<br />

figure sitting on the dash<br />

display readout when I took<br />

the evaluation car back to the<br />

dealership.<br />

What’s more, the IS300h feels<br />

like a true sports sedan, it has<br />

high power outputs of 133kW<br />

and 221Nm, and when you get<br />

the benefits of the battery power<br />

kicking in (31kW) there is solid<br />

impetus to be had. Lexus claims a<br />

standstill to 100km/h acceleration<br />

time of 7sec while it will also<br />

lunge through a highway overtake<br />

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

I took the evaluation car on a<br />

long highway run through State<br />

Highway 72 (Scenic Route) to<br />

South Canterbury and enjoyed<br />

its freedom on those undulating<br />

roads, it’s the perfect touring<br />

car and one which fully involves<br />

those on-board. It doesn’t<br />

demand anything from the driver,<br />

but it does feel tightly connected<br />

to the road. I felt fresh after the<br />

excursion and satisfied that I<br />

had driven it in a way that many<br />

buyers would.<br />

In terms of handling, the<br />

IS300 steers purposefully on<br />

its low profile 19in Bridgestone<br />

tyres, turn-in is direct and sharp,<br />

while body movement over the<br />

• Price – Lexus IS300h,<br />

$85,800<br />

• Dimensions – Length,<br />

4710mm; width, 1840mm;<br />

height, 1435mm<br />

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,<br />

rear-wheel-drive,<br />

2494cc, 133kW (+31kW),<br />

221Nm, continuously<br />

variable automatic<br />

• Performance – 0-100km/h,<br />

8.5sec<br />

• Fuel usage – 5.1l/100km<br />

suspension is minimal. That’s put<br />

down to the body sitting low at<br />

1.4m, there is little gravitational<br />

effect, and the balance within the<br />

chassis is sublime, while steering<br />

is like driving on velvet, such is<br />

the feel and feedback.<br />

Why the IS300 is such a<br />

deliberate handler also goes down<br />

its rear-wheel-drive platform,<br />

which provides a natural drive<br />

motion, there is solid push from<br />

the rear but there is balance and<br />

control at all times.<br />

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spring and damper rates, the<br />

fully independent suspension<br />

keeps the wheels and tyres<br />

firmly in place on the road<br />

surface. That’s one of the reasons<br />

I like the IS series so much, that<br />

feel you get from rear-wheeldrive<br />

is one of involvement and<br />

enjoyment.<br />

Elsewhere, the IS300h is<br />

traditional to drive, the complex<br />

engine/motor combination drives<br />

through a continuously variable<br />

transmission that can be locked<br />

into pre-set steps using the<br />

steering wheel-mounted paddle<br />

shifters. If you want to be more<br />

involved in the driveline process<br />

there are drive modes that can<br />

be tailored to suit individual<br />

preferences, or sport and<br />

economy parameters, should you<br />

so wish.<br />

On my run south I used<br />

mostly normal mode and there<br />

was never a point where I felt<br />

more from the driveline was<br />

required, and if you need to brake<br />

in a hurry the pedal feel is simply<br />

forceful, the entire IS chassis has<br />

balance and makes you feel so<br />

much part of the car. It is one that<br />

is extremely competent when<br />

the challenging corners of New<br />

Zealand’s back roads are on offer.<br />

In true Lexus fashion, the<br />

IS300h is fully equipped, it gets<br />

all the specification for comfort<br />

and convenience, and safety,<br />

you would want in an 80k car,<br />

and that’s no surprise, Lexus is<br />

a car maker that challenges all<br />

the luxury/sporty brands. You<br />

can guarantee that what you buy<br />

will last forever and give you<br />

enormous satisfaction along the<br />

way.<br />

I enjoyed the IS300h so much<br />

that I’ve asked for a drive in either<br />

the turbo-four or V6; let’s hope<br />

that happens, it might make me<br />

feel less despondent about selling<br />

my old pride and joy.<br />

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

Kitchens, Renovations, service, free quotes, 037 4138<br />

appliances, some furn,<br />

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

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

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

980 9771 or 027 2266 930 7331384.<br />

246 for your free quote. 517 7001<br />

Trades & Services<br />

ROOFING<br />

All Roof repairs, Roof<br />

painting, moss treatments,<br />

Gutter cleaning 10 + yrs<br />

exp, free quotes 24 / 7, Ph<br />

027 516 66<strong>09</strong><br />

SPOUTING<br />

Select Spouting<br />

<strong>The</strong> PVC specialist.<br />

Repairs & replacement. Ph<br />

022 197 2351<br />

SPOUTING CLEANING<br />

SPECIALIST<br />

Entire spouting system<br />

cleared. Single or 2 storey.<br />

Jo 021 164 0365<br />

SPOUTING<br />

CLEANING<br />

Spouting Unblocked,<br />

Cleaned Out and Flushed<br />

Out, Call Trevor 332 8949<br />

or 021 043 2034<br />

SPOUTING<br />

Select Spouting<br />

<strong>The</strong> PVC specialist.<br />

Repairs & replacement. Ph<br />

022 197 2351<br />

STUMP GRINDING<br />

Best price guarantee Tony<br />

0275 588 895<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.<br />

Tree, hedge or shrub<br />

- reduction, shaped or<br />

removed. Ph/text Paul<br />

<strong>The</strong> Branch Manager<br />

0274314720<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Specialist pruning, Roses,<br />

fruit trees etc. Also garden<br />

tidy ups.<br />

Ph Hugh 021 275 5445<br />

WINDOW CLEANING<br />

Average 3 brm house<br />

inside or out from $45.<br />

Both from $80 Phone<br />

Trevor 344-2170<br />

WINDOW CLEANING<br />

Brown & White Ltd.<br />

Family owned since 2001.<br />

Ph Paul 027 229 3534<br />

OVER THE TOP<br />

CARPET<br />

CLEANING<br />

• Residential<br />

• Commercial<br />

• High Rises<br />

• Tenancy<br />

10 years in business<br />

Ph: 027 227 3740<br />

Tuition<br />

COMPUTER LESSONS<br />

avail for computer, IPad,<br />

or Mobile. Please contact<br />

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.<br />

computertutor.nz<br />

COMPUTER LESSONS<br />

avail for computer, IPad,<br />

or Mobile. Please contact<br />

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.<br />

computertutor.nz<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

WANTED<br />

SLEEPOUTS<br />

Sleepouts Galore<br />

Buyers and sellers of<br />

relocatable buildings<br />

11 Brixton Street, Hornby<br />

Phone: 349 9633<br />

STEVE PURCELL<br />

ANTIQUES<br />

BUYING<br />

NOW<br />

Gold jewellery,<br />

watches, coins,<br />

medals, scrap<br />

gold, sterling<br />

silver, pewter,<br />

original paintings,<br />

modern art.<br />

351 9139<br />

stevepurcellantiques.com<br />

AAA Buying goods<br />

quality furniture, beds,<br />

stoves, washing machines,<br />

fridge freezers. Same day<br />

service. Selwyn Dealers.<br />

Phone 980 5812 or 027<br />

313 8156<br />

A+ ALL whiteware<br />

wanted. Same day<br />

service, cash paid for<br />

freezes, fridges, washing<br />

machines, ovens. Also<br />

buying furniture & h/<br />

hold effects.Anything<br />

considered. Ph Dave 960-<br />

8440, 027 66 22 116<br />

A1 Albums, old photo’s,<br />

postcards, coins, gold,<br />

bank notes, badges,<br />

medals, jewellery,<br />

watches, china, crystal,<br />

books, furs, vintage<br />

clothing, paintings,<br />

furniture, estates &<br />

downsizing. Etcetera<br />

Antiques, 194 Edgeware<br />

Rd 385 5117<br />

ACADEMY ANTIQUES<br />

Buying estates, antiques,<br />

old china, crystal, art,<br />

Royal Doulton , Royal<br />

Albert etc. Best prices,<br />

free appraisal. Call Rob<br />

349-4229<br />

A+ Household effects,<br />

fridges, freezers, washing<br />

machines, ovens. Good<br />

cash paid. Ph Paul 022<br />

0891 671<br />

A records and Hi-Fi<br />

gear wanted. Pennylane<br />

Sydenham. 7 days. Ph<br />

366-3278<br />

BOOKS.<br />

Old wanted.<br />

Anything considered incl<br />

hunting,<br />

mountineering,<br />

fishing,childrens.<br />

Ph 354 1621<br />

Vehicles Wanted<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

MILITARIA Any MILITARIA Any<br />

country, firearms, country, firearms,<br />

uniforms, badges, medals, uniforms, badges, medals,<br />

memoribilia, WW2 or memoribilia, WW2 or<br />

earlier ph 338-9931 earlier ph 338-9931<br />

TOOLS, Garden garage, TOOLS, Garden garage,<br />

saw benches, Lathes. Cash<br />

buyer Phone 355-2045<br />

saw benches, Lathes. Cash<br />

buyer Phone 355-2045<br />

Public Notices<br />

Senior Citizens<br />

Outings<br />

with Companion Driving Service Ltd<br />

3 day / 2 night visit to Geraldine<br />

- Tekapo (overnight) - Wanaka<br />

(overnight). Dinner - bed - breakfast<br />

- lunch included. Separate<br />

accommodation (no room sharing).<br />

Free home pick up & drop off included<br />

in our price of $796.<br />

Departing Wed 22 <strong>September</strong>.<br />

Ph: Peter on 0800 453 873 for bookings.<br />

SENIOR CITIZENS<br />

OUTINGS<br />

with Companion Driving<br />

Service Ltd.<br />

WE ARE CONTINUING THE FOLLOWING<br />

DAY VISITS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.<br />

Hanmer with lunch $79.00<br />

Kaikoura with lunch $79.00<br />

Methven morning tea @ Topp Twins Cafe $74.00<br />

New Hot Pools @ Methven with lunch<br />

and pool entry $84.00<br />

NO COMMITMENT BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN.<br />

……………………………………………………<br />

Also expressions of interest for<br />

the following:<br />

ChCh - Kaikoura - Picton - Mail Boat &<br />

train back to ChCh.<br />

Spring tour to Riverton - Bluff - Catlins - Oamaru.<br />

Spring tour to Milford Sound via Queenstown<br />

- Te Anau - Catlins - Oamaru.<br />

Dates to be set -<br />

no commitment bookings accepted.<br />

Phone: PETER on 0800 453 873<br />

ADD SOME<br />

CAR REMOVALS<br />

$$CASH PAID$$<br />

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED<br />

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS<br />

We use world class vehicle depollution systems<br />

0800 77 80 80<br />

www.pickapart.co.nz<br />

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COLOUR<br />

TO YOUR ADVERT!


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download the Kaywa QR Code Reader (A p Store &Android market) and scan your code!<br />

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CAR SECURITY<br />

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$19,999<br />

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See page 5<br />

for more info!<br />

REVERSE CAMERAS<br />

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32 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Classifieds<br />

SCHOOLS. SPORTS CLUBS OR CULTURAL EVENTS<br />

OUTSTANDING<br />

Fundraising opportunity<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> has a fantastic opportunity that is an ideal way<br />

to fundraise while at the same time helps to profile and<br />

promote your team and their goals and ambitions.<br />

Call now to find out more about how you can fundraise<br />

those hard to get dollars, while at the same time<br />

promoting some of the great positive work being done<br />

in the community. It also offers exceptional value for<br />

your supporters and sponsors.<br />

Contact:<br />

Mike Fulham<br />

379 7100<br />

mike@starmedia.kiwi<br />

Public Notices<br />

Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice<br />

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

CLEANERS<br />

REQUIRED<br />

ORCHARD ROAD<br />

AIRPORT AREA<br />

Monday to Friday<br />

4.30pm / 5.30pm<br />

<strong>Star</strong>t time<br />

Total 8 hours per week<br />

AVONHEAD AREA<br />

Monday to Friday<br />

3.15pm to 6.15pm<br />

2 positions available<br />

AVONHEAD AREA<br />

Monday to Friday<br />

3.15pm to 5.15pm<br />

2 positions available<br />

SOMERFIELD AREA<br />

Monday to Friday<br />

3pm to 6pm<br />

CITY CENTRE<br />

Monday to Friday<br />

6pm to 9pm<br />

Plus every 4th Sunday<br />

2.5hrs<br />

We are looking for cleaners<br />

to join our commercial<br />

cleaning team.<br />

You will need to pass a<br />

Security Check and you<br />

MUST have your<br />

own transport.<br />

Must be eligible to work<br />

in New Zealand.<br />

Please email your<br />

Application to<br />

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz<br />

or phone 338 9056<br />

Visit our website:<br />

totalcanterbury.co.nz<br />

Please advise which job<br />

when emailing your CV.<br />

Situations Wanted -<br />

Jobs Wanted<br />

CASUAL WORK<br />

WANTED Carpentry<br />

pretrade complete (<strong>2021</strong>).<br />

Mature apprentice with<br />

trade background. See<br />

Trademe profile or<br />

zonny22go@gmail.com<br />

for CV. Lester Zonneveld.<br />

Entertainment<br />

Over the years, Grant Amos has helped thousands<br />

of people overcome their fear of flying.<br />

Enrolments for our next “Flying Without Fear”<br />

Programme are now being taken in your area.<br />

HURRY! ONLY CHRISTCHURCH COURSE FOR THIS YEAR!<br />

REMEMBER, FEAR OF FLYING IS NOT<br />

IRRATIONAL - DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT IS<br />

For further details, contact Sue on <strong>09</strong> 483 5547<br />

or 0800 737 225 www.flyok.co.nz<br />

PICK IT UP...<br />

DRIVE AWAY<br />

Incorporating<br />

ISSUE 651 | FrIday 31 JUly 2020<br />

<strong>The</strong> biggest range of vehicles in one location<br />

2015 mazda demio<br />

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for more info!<br />

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GET THAT<br />

PEACE OF MIND<br />

VEHICLE INSPECTIONS<br />

free<br />

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261 stanmore road, Christchurch For more, see their advert on page 25<br />

$149<br />

FROM<br />

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PH 03 web<br />

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Incorporating<br />

ISSUE 652 | FrIday 7 aUgUSt 2020<br />

2016 NIssAN LeAf 24s<br />

$17,990 FACELIFT MODEL<br />

lEd headlights, heated seats &<br />

steering wheel, Bluetooth/USB<br />

audio, 21,000km with Japanese<br />

service history. Includes New<br />

NZ charging cable & OrC.<br />

1996 toyota Landcruiser<br />

Prado $8,990<br />

7 seater, 3.0 litre diesel,<br />

very rare find!<br />

See inside for this week's<br />

4WD feature!<br />

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• Talk to us about finance for your next<br />

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41 Sandyford Street<br />

0800 400 040<br />

• www.kickthetyres.co.nz<br />

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PH 03 web<br />

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331 blenheim road, Christchurch For more, see their advert on page 25<br />

<strong>The</strong> biggest range of vehicles in one location<br />

2006 mitsubishi outlander<br />

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for more info!<br />

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2004 BMw 530d Nz NEw<br />

151, 0kms, black leather interior, very<br />

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ISSUE 653 | FrIday 14 aUgUSt 2020<br />

See inside for this week's<br />

motorcycle feature!<br />

see inside for this week's<br />

Hybrid & electric feature!<br />

40 Years Finance<br />

Experience<br />

Cannot be Beaten!<br />

• Talk to us about finance for your next<br />

motor vehicle purchase<br />

CHRISTCHURCH<br />

MOTORCYCLES LTd<br />

Specialising in Finance for Private Purchases<br />

Very quick approvals, sensational interest rates<br />

• From no deposit (terms & conditions may a ply)<br />

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2008 Victory Vegas<br />

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• 41 Sandyford Street<br />

USED CARS | TRUCKS | VANS<br />

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BOATS | AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES<br />

Available for FREE every<br />

Friday at convenient<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 33<br />

To add a listing, contact<br />

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or<br />

027 458 8590<br />

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi<br />

www.star.kiwi/whatson<br />

<strong>The</strong> Garden Restaurant<br />

<br />

WE SERVE YOU<br />

In Alert Level 2<br />

THE ENTERTAINMENT HUB OF THE NORTH!<br />

HOUSIE<br />

EVERY THURSDAY<br />

12PM<br />

EYES DOWN 12.30PM<br />

Regretfully<br />

we remain<br />

CLOSED<br />

at LEVEL 2!<br />

COMING UP AT THE CLUB<br />

(COVID LEVELS PERMITTING)<br />

FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER, 8PM<br />

80's<br />

SMASH HITS<br />

PRE-SALE TICKETS $25 | DOOR SALES $30<br />

SATURDAY 30th OCTOBER<br />

CLIFF RICHARD<br />

TRIBUTE SHOW<br />

BISTRO<br />

OPEN FROM 12PM<br />

WEDNESDAY<br />

TO SUNDAY<br />

Sold Out<br />

BAR HOURS<br />

MON 3PM-10PM<br />

TUES & WEDS 11.30AM<br />

THURS 11AM | FRI 11.30AM<br />

SAT & SUN 11AM<br />

Closing times will vary.<br />

113 RAVEN QUAY<br />

PHONE: 03 327 7884<br />

Buffet @Your Table<br />

<br />

<br />

9AM - 4PM<br />

SUNDAY TO FRIDAY<br />

(CLOSED SATURDAY)<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

CLICK & COLLECT<br />

CAFÉ<br />

COFFEE<br />

@GBCCHCH<br />

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088<br />

@GardenRestaurantBuffet<br />

THURSDAY & FRIDAY:<br />

FISH & CHIPS<br />

SATURDAY:<br />

CHICKEN NIBBLES & CHIPS<br />

SUNDAY: ROAST MEAL<br />

TUESDAY:<br />

CHICKEN NIBBLES & CHIPS<br />

WEDNESDAY: ROAST MEAL<br />

Available 11.30am-2pm<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

Pavilion:<br />

Open 9am to 3pm<br />

Sunday to Thursday<br />

9am to 7pm<br />

Friday & Saturday<br />

Legends:<br />

Open 10am - 9pm<br />

Sunday to Thursday<br />

and 10am - 10pm on<br />

Fridays and Saturdays<br />

A reminder that at<br />

Alert Level 2, it will be<br />

seated table service only<br />

and there is a<br />

limited capacity.<br />

- Looking for the perfect -<br />

CHRISTMAS<br />

WE ARE THE HOME OF EVENTS,<br />

WITH LARGE ROOMS,<br />

GREAT FOOD, AND LIVE MUSIC<br />

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION NOW!<br />

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WE ARE OPEN<br />

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Open daily from 6.30am<br />

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner<br />

SENIORS SPECIAL $23<br />

2 Courses: Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert<br />

Special available lunch only. Mon-Sat 12pm - 2.30pm.<br />

KIDS 2 COURSE SPECIAL $13<br />

Great Kids menu, plus designated play area.<br />

SPORTS BAR & TAB<br />

OPEN DAILY FROM 11AM<br />

<strong>The</strong><br />

RACECOURSE HOTEL<br />

& Motorlodge<br />

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150<br />

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz


34 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong><br />

We’re having a<br />

CLEAR-OUT!<br />

ALL BEDROOM, LOUNGE, DINING, OFFICE, MATTRESSES ON SALE! Ends 14.9.21.<br />

Avery Single/Single<br />

Bunk Bed<br />

WAS $<br />

649<br />

NOW<br />

$<br />

399<br />

Paris 7 Piece Dining Set<br />

W190<br />

WAS $<br />

2139<br />

NOW<br />

$<br />

1599<br />

ALL<br />

MATTRESSES<br />

ON SALE<br />

HEAPS of SUPER DEALS!<br />

Lincoln 4 Seater<br />

Bunk Bed<br />

WAS $<br />

2699<br />

NOW<br />

$<br />

1999<br />

Lincoln<br />

2.5 Seater<br />

Allessa Sofa with Ottoman<br />

WAS $<br />

3299<br />

NOW<br />

$<br />

2699<br />

SCAN QR TO SHOP<br />

NOW<br />

$<br />

1499<br />

ALL DINING<br />

CHAIRS<br />

Zen PU<br />

$<br />

125<br />

Duke<br />

$<br />

125<br />

ON SALE<br />

Peyton<br />

$<br />

115<br />

Vintage<br />

$<br />

95<br />

Camille<br />

$<br />

75<br />

Trent Sofa Bed Chaise<br />

WAS $<br />

1499<br />

NOW<br />

$<br />

999<br />

Xander Recliner<br />

WAS $<br />

799<br />

NOW<br />

$<br />

599<br />

We are<br />

open!<br />

Our store is now open and operating under<br />

our normal store hours. We are complying<br />

with all Ministry of Health Guidelines and ask<br />

all our customers to do the same.<br />

We can’t wait to see you!<br />

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9AM – 5.30PM<br />

Scan to find store<br />

250 Moorhouse Ave, Christchurch<br />

0800 TARGET (0800 827438)<br />

targetfurniture.co.nz<br />

Offers and product prices advertised here expire<br />

14/<strong>09</strong>/21. Sale Excludes Accessories.


PARKING IS a ho topic for many<br />

<strong>The</strong> cycleway wil link those<br />

in Harewood, Bishopdale, and<br />

Papanui to destinations including<br />

schools, shops, businesses and<br />

Feedback for the design closed<br />

on March 15, and an overview<br />

was due to be presented to the<br />

hearing pane last Wednesday,<br />

with public information days<br />

<strong>The</strong>se events have been<br />

postponed due to the Covid-19<br />

lockdowns, but further public<br />

feedback on design alterations<br />

Another important theme of<br />

the submissions was safety for<br />

both cyclists and drivers, with the<br />

Sensational service, absolutely tremendous.<br />

We so appreciate how accommodating and considerate<br />

Cam and his team have been.<br />

You have made a stressful process easy! Thank you!<br />

Phone or text 027 555 7079<br />

cameron.bailey@harcourts.co.nz<br />

REINZ Salesperson of the Year across a l brands in NZ<br />

No.1 Harcourts Canterbury 2012-<strong>2021</strong><br />

No.1 Harcourts New Zealand 2017-<strong>2021</strong><br />

No.1 Harcourts International 2017-<strong>2021</strong><br />

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, <strong>2021</strong> Connecting Your Local Community<br />

starnews.co.nz<br />

Musical<br />

talent<br />

recognised<br />

Page 8 Pages 10 & 12<br />

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Parking a major concern<br />

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• By Fiona Ellis<br />

Thursday, <strong>September</strong> 9, <strong>2021</strong> | Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper<br />

who voiced their opinion on the<br />

city council’s Wheels to Wings<br />

cycleway design, which would see<br />

Harewood Rd reduced from four<br />

lanes to two in some parts and<br />

some on-street parking removed.<br />

Throughou the 1348 public<br />

submissions on the $19 million<br />

cycleway, the word appeared 935<br />

times.<br />

recreational facilities.<br />

following on Thursday and<br />

Friday.<br />

would be sought, the council<br />

said.<br />

word “safe” or “safety” appeared<br />

866 times.<br />

• Turn to page 5<br />

spaces.<br />

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

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 37<br />

ROSS<br />

MUSICIAN<br />

“I never did any music<br />

until I retired. <strong>The</strong> rest<br />

is history.”<br />

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38 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong><br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 39<br />

RYMAN PIONEERS<br />

NEW<br />

PASSIONS<br />

Ten years ago, a notice in the local paper led Ross<br />

to discover a love of playing music. <strong>The</strong> notice<br />

read ‘No musical knowledge required’. Aged 65<br />

at the time, Ross and some mates, none who<br />

had played music before, decided to head<br />

along and give it a go. Now he’s in several<br />

bands and tours in different towns playing<br />

music on a guitar he made himself.<br />

Ross’s musical journey started as a hobby when<br />

he stopped working, but it grew into something<br />

much more. He especially loves being part of a<br />

group. “It’s socialising with other people. It’s great.<br />

It keeps you happy.”<br />

Being with other people is something he also loves about<br />

living at Ryman. Ross enjoys volunteering at his village<br />

and getting involved. “We work on the bar during happy<br />

hour, go to some of the events, and that’s the great part<br />

about Ryman - you can go along to whatever you want.<br />

You just do what you want to.”<br />

Ross almost always has something on the go. One of the<br />

things he threw himself into was making not just one,<br />

but four guitars.<br />

Ross bought his first instrument, but then had the idea<br />

that he could make his own. He sources all the materials<br />

and he’s especially proud of the recycled wood he uses<br />

and where it comes from. For his first guitar, Ross used<br />

native kahikatea out of a century-old Nelson woolshed for<br />

“<br />

I<br />

never did any music until I retired.<br />

<strong>The</strong> rest is history.<br />

”<br />

the soundboard and recycled Southland beech,<br />

another New Zealand native, for the sides and neck.<br />

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

passion. He’s just as fervent about motorhoming and<br />

tries to combine both passions whenever he can.<br />

Every year, he takes his RV to the annual Music in<br />

the Mountains festival which features four days<br />

of live performances in a valley near Nelson.<br />

Being able to travel while knowing your home is<br />

secure is another benefit of living in a Ryman village.<br />

“In the village, we’ve got no worries. And if we choose<br />

to go away anywhere, we know everything’s fine<br />

and looked after. We like the security. And joining<br />

in with everything. It’s just fun here.”<br />

Ross<br />

AGE 75<br />

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40 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> 9 <strong>2021</strong><br />

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