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Humpty

falls –

to the

auction

hammer

– page 3

Three

Waters

debate

– pages 6, 7 & 9

Residents’ group targets operations near city

Bid to

scuttle

Mauger’s

quarry plan

• By Chris Barclay

A LOBBY group has renewed

an ambitious campaign to

curb the operation of quarries

in their neighbourhood,

including a venture soon to

get under way for would-be

Christchurch mayor Phil

Mauger.

The Greater Hornby

Residents’ Association has

written to several Government

ministers imploring them to

place five businesses on hold,

citing long-claimed health

dangers posed by exposure to

dust.

Maugers Mining Ltd’s 12ha

plot on Roberts Rd, Islington,

is among locations targeted by

a plan promoted by the association’s

research and submissions

officer.

Other quarries on Pound

Rd or Roberts Rd are operated

by Fulton Hogan Ltd (at two

sites), Islington Park Ltd and

Ablett Quarry Management

Ltd.

“We want all quarries consents

(issued by the council

and Environment Canterbury)

placed on hold,” said association

research and submissions

officer Ross Houliston.

• Turn to page 4

Phil Mauger

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Will vaccinated by locked down?....18-19

Heritage in photos .............................................25

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Mayor’s column.......................................................22

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NEWS 3

in brief

Going, going, gone – Humpty

falls to auctioneer’s hammer

SOLD: Auctioneer Rob McKellar takes a final bid of $2100 for the fibreglass giraffe, while Humpty fetched $3900 – two of

many statues now on their way to new homes.

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Tuesday,

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described as 150-160cm tall.

Anyone with information as

to his whereabouts is asked

to phone 111 and quote file

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Missing woman

found

A 39-year-old Sockburn

woman who was last seen

about a month ago has been

found. Police appealed for

sightings of Andrea

Hopkinson through its

Facebook page. The post

said she was last seen leaving

her home in Sockburn in

mid-August and there were

concerns for her welfare.

But yesterday police said she

had been located.

“Thanks to the public for their

help in finding her,” police

said.

Akaroa Festival

postponed

The Akaroa French Festival

has been postponed due to

Covid-19. The biennial festival

was scheduled to run from

October 15 to 17, but would

now be postponed to the end of

April next year.

• By Samantha Mythen

MAGICAL fairytale creatures

and animals that adorn the

garden of fantastical Redcliffs

house ‘Brigadoon’

will travel to new homes

after an auction emptied the

property.

Just over 100 chattels,

including a child’s playhouse,

a fibreglass rhinoceros and a

Humpty Dumpty statue, were

auctioned off by McCormack

and McKellar Antique and Fine

Art Auctioneers on Tuesday.

Rob McKellar said all 110

items were sold and the owners

of the “iconic” house and garden

were “extremely happy” with this

result.

There were strong prices and a

good crowd who were following

Alert Level 2 restrictions with

face masks,” he said.

“It was a well-received auction.

As the house is off Main Rd,

many people drive past it and see

the garden.”

Humpty Dumpty sold for

$3900, while a wooden horse

made from driftwood sold for

$3400.

The child’s playhouse sold for

$2600, the rhino for $2800 and

the giraffe for $2100.

McKellar said the auction saw

people bidding via telephone

from Auckland and Tauranga,

although the majority of items

were sold to people from

Christchurch and Akaroa.

The age range of buyers was

from 35 to 70, he said.

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NEWS

• From page 1

An email to MPs including

Health Minister Andrew Little,

Environment Minister David

Parker and Climate Change Minister

James Shaw, featured videos

of dust swirling on Pound Rd.

The health and well-being of

many residents in the western

districts of our city are being

affected both medically and

mentally by the continuing issue

of quarries often on our back

doorsteps,” Houliston told the

ministers.

“This area is subjected to high

levels of dust which can, and often

does, carry cancerous residual

crystalline silica.”

Houliston told The Star they

had no choice but to contact the

Beehive.

“Council have basically said

they cannot do anything, it

would be up to the Government

to pass legislation,” he said, realistic

about the outcome.

“We’re struggling, we know

we’re belting our heads against a

brick wall but we’re not going to

give up.”

Houliston was frustrated,

claiming of the 106 complaints

made over a five-year period only

about 40 were investigated by

ECan or the council.

They’ll say they cannot identify

where the problem is coming

from because the quarries are all

next to each other. This is what

we go through. It’s like a game to

them I think,” he said.

ECan central zone manager

Johannes Welsch told The

Star said a dust monitoring

programme carried out in 2017-

18 indicated no serious health

risks.

‘If it’s too windy we won’t

be working. The last thing I

want to do is p**s people off.’

– Phil Mauger

Mauger, who launched his

campaign last month for the

city’s mayoralty, understood concerns

but insisted his site would

not be an issue.

“That’s all been aired in the

past, the health concerns, I

thought that had been put to

bed,” he said.

There’s no way in the world

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Health concerns not considered an issue

I’d be pushing for out and out

quarrying. It’s only extraction,

so there’s little or no dust,” he

said, unfased by the association’s

move.

There’s little or no dust coming

of it when it’s just being

extracted.”

Mauger purchased the “sliver”

of land about six years ago – before

he became a city councillor –

to extract gravel for use on roads

and concreting, ideally around

Christmas.

“I’ve been quietly chipping

away. I’ve got to finish a few

bunds (stabilising walls) and put

some monitoring wells in just to

make sure the ground water isn’t

being contaminated,” he said.

“If it’s too windy we won’t be

working. The last thing I want to

do is p**s people off.”

•Additional reporting Fiona

Ellis

DUST-UP: Greater Hornby Resident’s Association research

and submissions officer Ross Houliston is hoping the

Government can clamp down on quarry operations owned

by Mauger Mining Ltd (left) Fulton Hogan Ltd (right) and

Ablett Quarry Management Ltd (below).

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Thursday September 16 2021 The Star

• By Anna Leask

POLICE HAVE determined that

the death of a mother-of-four

found at her Christchurch home

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But it remains “unexplained”

and it is expected to be referred

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found with critical injuries at

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A post-mortem examination

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Detective Senior Sergeant

Craig Johnson confirmed the

death was not suspicious.

The Operation Port inquiry

is continuing given the unexplained

circumstances of Ms

Foote’s death,” Johnson said.

“However at present there is

no indication that her death is

suspicious, and it is likely the

matter will be referred to the

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at a private service.

“Family and close friends

would like to thank the community

of Heathcote in particular,

as well as the wider public for

their humbling support, kindness

and love freely shown

towards Heather and her family,”

a public notice published after

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“Those that spent the last

hours by Heather’s side would

like to thank the amazing medical

teams at the hospital for their

care of Heather and the compassion

shown, both of which far

exceeded their collective job

descriptions.

The family would also like

to acknowledge and thank the

police for their support and

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Death of mother-of-four unexplained

but not suspicious, police say

TRIBUTE: Flowers outside Heather Foote’s home where she sustained fatal injuries.

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City councillors united against Three

• By Chris Barclay

CHRISTCHURCH city

councillors decide in December

if the local authority will opt

in or out of the Three Waters

reform proposed by the

Government.

Broadly, the city council will

be paid $122.4 million to transfer

$6.9 billion worth of waterrelated

assets – and $1.1 billion of

debt – to a new model where the

country’s drinking, wastewater

and stormwater networks are

absorbed into four new entities,

including one in the South Island

which covers 21 local authorities.

The council sought feedback

from residents

through a

survey that

attracted 5125

responses.

Phrasing of

the survey

was a talking

point, with no

Phil Mauger

explicit ‘yes’

or ‘no’ or ‘for’

or ‘against’ option surprising

some ratepayers, and councillors.

Phil Mauger started the

conversation last week when

he said the lack of a ‘yes’ or ‘no’

option was an oversight.

The Star polled other

councillors and Mayor Lianne

Dalziel for their view on the

Government’s vision for the

future of a precious asset and

whether the survey was effective

in terms of accurately gauging

public sentiment. None of the

councillors contacted endorsed

the proposed reforms.

Pauline

Cotter – “I

have an issue

with the

Government

being able

to basically

tear up a

section of the Local Government

Act - section 130 specifically

protects our waters from being

transferred or sold as assets.

The entities are going to be

horrendously complex moneyhungry

beasts which will eat up

any efficiencies that might be

made. Local authorities will

not have the right to direct the

entity on investment projects

or pricing. We will have no

voice.”

Was the survey on the mark?

“It was more about garnering

peoples’ feelings about how we

value our water here and how

we want it delivered rather than

address the ‘opt in’ or ‘opt out’

issue. I was a bit disappointed

that we didn’t go there but

OPPOSITION:

City councillors

all have

concerns about

the proposed

water reforms.

this wasn’t meant to be a

consultation, it was meant to be

a soft engagement to alert people

to what’s happening.”

Andrew

Turner

– “I agree

nationally

there’s a

problem to

be solved but

the proposal

in front of us isn’t right for

Christchurch.

“It would see the larger

councils funding the smaller

councils’ infrastructure. There’s

also some question about

the accuracy of the financial

modelling that’s been put in

front of us.”

Was the survey on the mark?

“We’re not in a position for

people to be able to give a ‘yes’ or

‘no’ answer at this stage. There’s a

need for more information to be

out there.”

Jake

McLennan

– “I suspect

they’re trying

to push

through

something

before the

next election, whether those

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reform after the election you

don’t know what you don’t

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“I can see why the

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to wonder if (fast tracking) is

actually leading to information

that isn’t as precise as what you’d

really need to make a decision as

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Was the survey on the mark?

“It couldn’t have hurt to have

included a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ option

but I have some sympathy for

the view it’s early days and we

initially wanted to do more of a

holistic survey.”

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Thursday September 16 2021 The Star

Sam

McDonald –

“What’s scary

is without

consultation

they’re talking

about changing

the Local

Government Act temporarily to

get these changes through. It’s

incredibly undemocratic. I’m also

concerned about the efficiencies

they’ve modelled. You can’t

actually dig down into what lay

behind that.”

Was the survey on the mark?

“We can debate the questions all

we like. I’m more interested in

the section where people can put

their own comments.”

Sara

Templeton –

The

Government

leapt to one

solution

without

actually

working with councils on other

options. Central government

has written into legislation that

councils need to always give

options, but they haven’t done

the same. There’s a view from

central government that as long

as they showed people it would

be cheaper if it was centralised

that would be what drove

people’s opinion. That’s clearly

not the case. They want to know

they have control over what

happens and people can be held

accountable.”

Was the survey on the mark?

There hasn’t been enough

information on from the

Government for people to

make a good ‘opt in’ or ‘opt out’

decision, but it’s really clear the

Government have completely

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Waters reform proposal

misread the sentiment about

water in Christchurch.”

Yani

Johanson –

“Fundamentally

it’s taking away

local control.

For a city like

Christchurch,

how would

you determine where the

priorities are? If it was a bigger

entity across a wider area what

guarantee would you have that

the money from Christchurch

area was put into fixing our

broken infrastructure?”

Was the survey on the mark?

The survey was to get a

general understanding from

the community around the

issues. When we’ve got more

information there will be a

formal process to get specific

feedback on whether we should

‘opt in’ or ‘opt out’.

James

Gough

– “Where

approximately

$7 billion net

worth of assets

is transferred

away from

local ownership for $122.4

million, it’s blatant theft. The

people of Christchurch are not

in charge of their own destiny on

this and that’s terrifying.”

Was the survey on the mark?

“I’m not going to bag the council

for testing the waters on public

opinion but I don’t think there’s

any value in beating about the

bush. People are pretty clued up

about it at this point and I think

there would be a lot of value in

getting a direct ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

• Turn to page 9

NEWS 7

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be good for the district.

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council was planning for November,

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Aaron

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– “This is

the biggest

takeover of

any sort in

our country’s

history and

everyone seems to be asleep at

the wheel kind of going ‘Well the

Government is saying your water

isn’t good.

“Most people have clean

drinking water. It’s not like we’re

all drinking sewer water waiting

for the Government to save us.

Water will become a bill like

power is. There’s a very strong

element of predetermination in

this, they’re just going to take

over water.”

Was the survey on the mark?

“It’s a complete waste of time

and ratepayers’ money because

the number one question not

in there was: ‘Are you happy for

us to give our assets to central

government?’ There had to be a

straight yes or no answer on that.

“To ask questions like: ‘Do

you think we should have clean

drinking water?’ That’s like saying

to someone: ‘Do you think you

should have oxygen? What a

ridiculous question to ask. No

one is going to disagree and the

government can say: ‘Look, we’ve

got major support right across the

whole country for this. We’ve done

surveys and the overwhelming

feedback was positive’.

Tim

Scandrett

– “There’s

no question

things have to

change so why

don’t we put

1.5 per cent on

GST and use

that? There’s already a system to

collect it, it goes to the Treasury,

they can give it to the water

authority and then we go from

there. The other issue is the layer

cake of bureaucracy. It’ll be like a

trough, let’s be honest.”

Was the survey on the mark?

“Asking everybody if New

Zealand should be able to have

clean drinking water? That’s the

same line from the Government.

I do think having a ‘yes’ or ‘no’

at the end of it would have been

really helpful.”

Anne

Galloway

– “A lot of

people, me

included, feel

very rushed.

It’s such a huge

thing we’re

being asked to

consider. There’s a lot of ifs, buts

and maybes that haven’t really

been answered.”

Was the survey on the mark?

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“It wasn’t a decision-making

survey, it was more about getting

feedback from the community.

Once we’ve got our response

sorted out, that’s the point

where we should take it to our

community and ask: ‘What do

you think?’

Mike

Davidson

The council

has invested

millions

of dollars

into water

infrastructure

and we’re headed in the right

direction. We’re not perfect, but

we’re pretty bloody good at what

we’re doing.”

Was the survey on the mark?

“It’s a start. We’ll have formal

consultation when we have all

the information. I’ve had a few

emails concerned about the

survey. I think that’s because they

were expecting it to be the only

engagement. They’re happy once

they realise this is just the start of

the conversation.”

Catherine

Chu –

The last

we want is

this to be an

asset grab by

stealth and

democracy

to be completely thrown out the

window, I’ve had more calls,

emails and texts about this than

I have on any other issue. I’ve not

had one positive response about

this reform.”

Was the survey on the mark?

“In hindsight asking whether

to opt or out would have been a

good poll to have, but the more

important question was ‘what

are the major concerns and

Thursday September 16 2021 The Star

NEWS 9

‘Number of issues to be worked through’ – mayor

what do they want to see in the

reforms?’

Jimmy

Chen –

“We’re proud

of our water,

these assets

should be

owned by

the people of

Christchurch.

We need a clearer picture, more

information. How much does

each household have to pay?”

Was the survey on the mark?

“This survey wasn’t formal

consultation, we need more

information and this will happen.’’

Mayor

Lianne

Dalziel –

There are a

huge number of

issues that still

need to worked

through.

The council will sign off on its

feedback to the Government on

September 27. That’s when we’ll

indicate a position on the reform

based on all the information

provided to us.”

Was the survey on the mark?

“We’re weren’t in a position to

say ‘opt in’ or ‘opt out’ but we are

committed to consulting with

our community on that decision

when the times comes.”

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NEWS

THE LATEST lockdown has

done little to dampen confidence

in the housing market in

Canterbury.

The Real Estate Institute says

median house prices in Canterbury

set a new record of $619,000

in August, up 24.3 per cent from

$498,000 in August 2020.

Christchurch City ($650,000,

up from $495,000), Selwyn

District ($735,000, up from

$585,000), and Waimakariri

District ($645,000, up from

$515,000) all reached record

median prices.

“Canterbury

is experiencing

a low level of

stock down 49.6

per cent annually.

These low

levels of stock

have meant that

competition

has remained high for available

properties, and these are selling

quick,” said REINZ chief executive

Jen Baird.

“Canterbury saw the lowest

median days to sell a property

for an August month since 2013,

at just 28 days. Before the level 4

lockdown, listings were starting

to increase heading into spring,

but the lockdown slowed things

down and as a result, new listings

are down 35.5 per cent when

compared to August last year.

“Auctions have continued

online throughout the lockdown

and August saw Canterbury

sell 28 per cent of properties by

auction up from 13.8 per cent

the year prior. Canterbury saw a

new record on the REINZ House

Price Index of 3492 up 31.2 per

cent annually.

“People are remaining optimistic

that if alert levels continue

to ease, activity should increase

and recover from the lockdown

promptly. The impacts of the

lockdown are expected to be felt

throughout the coming weeks,

easing as more properties come

to the market.”

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Median house price hits new high in August

Jen Baird

UPWARD: House prices continued to climb during the latest lockdown.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

The Real Estate Institute’s

house price index, which

measures the changing value of

property in the market, rose 31.1

per cent nationally in the year

ended August to 4012.

The national median house

price rose a seasonally adjusted

25.5 per cent in the past

12 months to $850,000. The

national median price excluding

Auckland was $700,000, a 22.8

per cent increase on a year ago.

“This latest lockdown has not

dampened demand for, or confidence

in, the housing market as

we saw in early 2020,” Baird said.

The number of properties sold

in August fell by 26.5 percent

when compared to the same time

last year, reflecting the effect of

the reintroduction of lockdown

restrictions.

At the same time the number

of properties available for sale

fell by close to a third in the past

12 months to 12,259, the lowest

level of inventory ever recorded.

“We have heard from across

the industry that prices achieved

on sales completed in the early

part of this lockdown continue

to illustrate an ongoing excess of

demand over supply; prices are

still rising,” Baird said.

However, Baird expected more

properties would soon come to

market.

“It is this time of year that

people start to prepare their

property for the usual increase in

spring sales activity, and it is expected

that this will be stronger

this year as listing is delayed as a

result of lockdown.

“We understand that vendors

have been preparing their properties

for market, to list once

we reach a lower alert level – we

expect to see the result of this in

our September data,” Baird said.

The median number of days to

sell a property fell three days to

30 days. August saw 26 per cent

of all properties sold via auction,

the highest percentage ever

recorded.

“Conducting an auction is a

great way to understand the value

of a property in a fast-moving

market, and even with August

being in alert level 4 lockdown

for half the month, auctions still

made up more than a quarter of

all sales,” Baird said.

Properties prices hit new

median highs in four of out 16

regions, including Auckland,

Waikato, Manawatu-Wanganui

and Canterbury.

The median house price

in Auckland is $1.2 million

compared with $949,500 in

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• By Anna Leask

A PHOTOGRAPH of

Christchurch partygoers dressed

as concentration camp victims

surrounding Adolf Hitler and

making Nazi gestures has

gone viral and been labelled

“absolutely appalling”.

A woman whose family

members were murdered in

the Holocaust said their choice

of costume showed ignorance

and a cruel lack of empathy and

education.

And she said it was especially

sad given those in the photo live

in a city that had recently experienced

a massacre driven by hate

and racism.

The photo was posted to social

media site Instagram at the

weekend.

It shows a woman dressed as

Adolf Hitler in a suit with his

infamous Nazi arm band and

moustache. Five people wearing

striped suits surround her with

their arms raised in a pose historically

used by Nazi supporters

and white supremacists.

The caption on the photo,

which has since been removed

from Instagram, states: “I do

what I f**ken want b*tch”.

Holocaust Centre of New Zealand

chair Deborah Hart said the

photo was “absolutely appalling”.

“I was absolutely appalled at

the lack of empathy coupled with

a seemingly complete ignorance

of quite recent history,” she told

the Herald.

Hart’s mother Inge Woolf

was a child Holocaust survivor

and after she

had arrived in

New Zealand

as a refugee, cofounded

the centre

with a view

to bear witness

to the Holocaust,

to remember, to

educate and to

act.

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Holocaust dress-up ‘absolutely appalling’

IGNORANT: A photo of party-goers who apparently dressed up as Hilter and

concentration camp victims has been labelled ‘appalling’.

PHOTO: NZ HERALD

Deborah

Hart

They seem to be young people

joking about genocide – what

we’re talking about is the extermination

of six million Jews,”

Hart said. “The extermination

of 1.5 million children . . . each

one was a person, a person with

a family.

There are many people like

myself who had family members

murdered in the Holocaust and

for those of us in that position

to see young people like this just

think it is a joke is really, really

appalling.”

Hart said a survey of people

in New Zealand in 2019 showed

that many did not have a clue

about the facts of the Holocaust.

The statistics for young people

were even worse.

“I would say to anyone of these

young people in that photo who

chose to dress up as Holocaust

victims and to the woman who

dressed up as Hitler – reach out

to us,” Hart said.

“We’re not about to out you,

but come and visit us – we really

need to talk about this and what

What was the Holocaust?

The Holocaust refers to the

genocide of six million Jews

carried out by Nazi Germany

and its allies between 1933 and

1945.

The term encompasses

an escalation from

disenfranchisement to

discrimination, persecution

and finally extermination.

This reached its deadliest

point in the Nazis’ ‘Final

Solution’ and the establishment

of extermination camps, such

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you were joking about.”

Hart said anti semitism –

hostility to, prejudice towards,

or discrimination against Jewish

people – was increasing around

the world and sadly in New

Zealand. She said it was crucial

to fight those attitudes.

Hart said after the 2019 terror

attack where 51 Muslims were

shot and killed and a further 40

wounded by a lone gunman, she

was surprised people in the city

would find the Holocaust funny.

“It’s sad that it’s happened in

New Zealand but especially in

Christchurch – that city has had

enough awful things happen and

it’s not something to be joking

about.”

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Photographer captures rare red sprite

• By Devon Bolger

A CHRISTCHURCH

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“We did have a high wind

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the storm down south but I

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to go ahead with that plan so

I stuck to my own neighbourhood,”

he said.

He found a spot up on a hill,

thinking he would get some

night-time storm photos but was

not feeling confident he would

capture a rare sprite.

“I thought I would have to

travel to America to see them, I

never thought I’d be able to see

them from home.”

But Takerei lucked it when the

PHENOMENON: Ethan Takerei is just the third New Zealander to capture the rare red sprite.

Brendan Gully (top right) was the second.

PHOTO: ETHAN TAKEREI/NZ HERALD

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minutes of him arriving.

“I continued to film the storm

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the sprites, not knowing how I

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NEWS 17

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taking part in the multisport

event and realising she could

compete in tandem, Hone

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Trevor to enter with her.

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my side I could somehow get

through it,” she said.

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but the physical side of training is

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progressing but allow time for

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18

OPINION

Future outbreaks: Will the vaccinated still be

New

Zealand

Herald

political

editor Claire

Trevett looks

at what

a future lockdown

might look like for the

vaccinated

ONE OF the most peculiar

questions the PM and Ashley

Bloomfield have faced was

whether sexual relations while

visiting someone in hospital

was deemed a high-risk activity

during a lockdown.

Bloomfield made an attempt

to answer the question while

the PM let her face do the talking

before venturing that even

without Covid-19, sex during

visiting hours might not be the

done thing.

Is it perhaps one of the rules

that does not need to be spelled

out at a time when there are a lot

of rules and a high risk of inadvertently

breaking them.

When it comes to other lockdown

rules, the further down

the alert levels we get the more

confusion tends to reign.

Level 2 is far preferable to level

four, but this time there was not

the same euphoria that went

with moving to level 2 in 2020.

The tighter rules – especially

the new cap of 50 punters at an

indoor venue – have made it particularly

hard for businesses, and

there is talk of potentially needing

to stay at level 2 for months.

It won’t feel like it, but it may

be to Auckland’s benefit that the

rest of the country has gone first

to test-drive what impact the

new rules will have on the ability

of businesses to keep operating.

The last-minute scramble

highlighted again that the Delta

outbreak seemed to have caught

the Government out. Asked

about it this week, Grant Robertson

chose to depict it as being

adaptable – and changing the

rules on the basis of last-minute

health advice.

“Adaptable” is another word

for on the hop.

In that regard, it should be

hoped that planning to handle

future outbreaks is done ahead of

time – and signalled in advance.

In particular, a clear picture of

what would be involved in postvaccination

outbreaks is needed.

The Government is understood

to have begun work on developing

an entirely new alert levels

system for post-vaccination

outbreaks.

That is reassuring.

The big question confronting

it in that work is what difference

a vaccination would make in

everyday life, rather than just for

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AWKWARD: The PM let her face do the talking when asked if having sex with someone in

hospital was deemed high-risk during lockdown.

PHOTO: NZ HERALD

international travel.

That is particularly important

given repeated warnings that

future outbreaks could still result

in lockdowns, even with relatively

high vaccination numbers.

Those warnings are borne

from the impact that Delta is

having on countries overseas

with high vaccination rates.

There is also the reality that a

significant portion of the population

here will not be able to be

vaccinated – not least younger

children, for whom there is as yet

no approved vaccination.

The promise so far has been that

higher vaccination rates would

mean lockdowns would not have

to be as strict or as broad.

Given that, the Government

needs to assess what impact

vaccinations will have in determining

those future restrictions.

There would be a higher risk of

non-compliance with restrictions

by vaccinated people.

The trouble it will face will be

vaccinated people wondering

why they cannot do more things

than unvaccinated people in the

event of an outbreak.

The answer to that is because

vaccinated people can still catch

and transmit Covid.

In an interview with the

NZ Herald earlier this year,

Ardern ruled out a system that

would give vaccinated people

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She was asked after countries

in Europe with vaccination rates

over 60 to 70 per cent started to

re-open restaurants and public

venues – but only to vaccinated

people.

Last week, Australia’s PM Scott

Morrison also voiced support

for a vaccination pass to offer

the vaccinated more freedoms in

everyday life.

Rather than stopping everybody

going to places where they

might spread Covid, the aim is

to stop the unvaccinated from

going to places where they might

catch it.

Any such decision is best coming

from the Government, rather

than leaving it to businesses

themselves to impose “vaccinated

customer only” rules. That is not

fair on them.

Ardern would still be reluctant

– not least because a significant

portion of the unvaccinated will

be young children who cannot

yet get vaccinated.

It would also exclude others,

who could not get vaccinated for

legitimate reasons, from many

elements of ordinary life. And

there are civil liberties issues for

those who choose not to be vaccinated.

It would more likely to be used

as an outbreak measure rather

than a permanent measure.

Ardern would need to be convinced

it would work.

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locked down and will we need passports?

But there was also a time she

would never have envisaged locking

the entire country up in their

homes for weeks on end.

Covid-19 has made a pragmatist

out of Ardern.

There are already signs she is

budging: Grant Robertson confirmed

yesterday such a vaccines

pass was under consideration –

PHOTO: NZ HERALD

albeit only in its early stages.

Then there would be the issue

of enforcing it.

However, if the alternative to

a system that excludes some is

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a hard lockdown on everybody,

Ardern may find the pressure is

too much to push back on.

The Government will also be

aware of the impact of lockdowns

on its own pocket.

Ardern and Robertson have

frequently used the phrase that

the best health response is also

the best economic response.

But that has also required the

Government to drawn down

billions in debt, and to fork out

billions in wage subsidies and

business support to ensure there

is an economy.

It worked, but as Robertson

said yesterday, the Government

cannot continue to subsidise the

wage bills of business forever.

The best health response has

also proved to be the best political

response – at least so far.

But in the long term, that

health response was supposed

to be vaccinations rather than

lockdowns.

And if the economic cost ends

up being too much, the political

cost will also rise.

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LETTERS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Readers respond to last week’s article on the proposed Three Waters reform and whether the

city council residents’ survey should have had a yes or no question on the plan

I am writing to express my

strong opposition to the

proposed Three Waters scheme.

This proposal represents a

terrible attack on our democratic

process.

This looks like an attempt

to rush through the transfer

of control of our $6.8 billion

asset to an unelected body of

Wellington bureaucrats who

would not be accountable to us.

I expect that the cost of our

water would be increased every

year and we would not be able to

replace ineffective management,

unlike what we enjoy now

with the democratic process

of electing city councillors. –

Victoria Sinclair

I am disappointed with

the lack of basic information

in the council survey and as

noted no clear indication in

favour or not, with a simple yes

or no, which would be more

balanced, as a survey rather

than being loaded with nebulous

irrelevances.

It is obvious to many, that this

is one of ‘Cindy’s’ ploys under

her He Puapua 50/50 initiatives

to gift these water resources to

Maori.

These resources have in

reality been paid for by many

generations of ratepayers. – A

White

I strongly oppose this asset

grab on the grounds as a

pensioner and the associated rate

rise that will come.

On a fixed income and

continual rates, insurance,

energy, food, transport cost

increases, where is this money

going to come from? The politics

and racial discrimination on

this topic are another matter

altogether. – Peter Clark

Even if the city council of the

Three Waters and Waste requires

more information before the

yes/no option is included in

the community survey, the

constituents don’t.

It is obvious what Minister

Mahuta wants, especially so

when she consistently refused

to answer on Q&A, whether she

would compulsorily take control

of her Three Waters scheme,

whether the constituents and the

councils voted for her scheme or

not.

This means she is going to

get her own way come what may.

Fresh water is not owned by

anyone, or possibly owned by

all of us, not just a select few but

that is not what the minister

wants.

So we need plain yes or no,

and if the vote is no, and the

city council votes no, Minister

Mahuta is likely to invoke

compulsory control and then

give ultimate control to a nonelected

organisation.

Time will tell. – R Williams

Please please don’t sell our

local water assets to the state.

We must keep control of our

own affairs.

If the state tries to run this

it will fail or become such an

expensive bureaucracy.

It will also take more time for

the council having to deal with

another middle layer and iwi.

I just can’t see any benefit. –

Alan Roberts

As a ratepayer I do not support

the value proposition the

Government is making for the

three waters reform.

Essentially they are proposing

that they will purchase assets

that have been paid for over

generations by ratepayers for a

fraction of their value.

The water supply for

Christchurch is pristine

and unmatched and the city

council should do everything

in it’s power to maintain

ownership and control of

this asset for the benefit of

the ratepayers and people of

Christchurch.

Central government has

already demonstrated that

they prefer a one-size fits all

way of making decisions in

relation to water (chlorine)

which may have benefits in low

quality rural water schemes

but is entirely unnecessary for

Christchurch.

Central government has

also consistently shown that

consultation is a not process by

which they listen to feedback. –

Alan Geraghty

Clearly the city council survey

should have had a simple yes

or no option/response to the

planned water changes. My vote

is for a very big no.

Why would we possibly

consider handing over $6.9

billion of water-based assets

to a Government controlled

board of one entity for 21 local

authorities.

This proposal is just so wrong.

– Eric Dally

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The article in The Star focused

on whether there should have

been a yes or no option in the city

council survey.

I think the biggest thing

missing is why yes or no.

My concern is that being part

of a larger conglomerate will be

the lack of control.

We have beautiful clean

water here that does not

need chlorine, yet they will

end up treating everywhere

the same – which will mean

permanent chlorination for

Christchurch.

We are having enough trouble

getting rid of it even now – being

one part of a larger organisation

will mean no chance.

We must stop these reforms. –

Lindsay Sandford

Expressing opinion

I wish to thank The Star for

publishing the readers’ letters on

September 9.

Mainstream media in New

Zealand currently, don’t seem

to be willing to discuss sensitive

or controversial topics, so it is

reassuring to me, that the views

expressed in the letters, were

published.

I do agree with the thoughts

of the your readers, particularly

those of J. Stone.

The ads he refers to as ‘childish

and simplistic’, I think, are also

deceitful and seemed to have

a racial content, which I don’t

think is acceptable.

The control of all our water

requirements should remain

with the democratically elected

councils and not divided up into

tribal boundaries, and overseen

by outside organisations. – Tom

Delamore

Lawnmower man

attack

‘’We’re underage, we can do

whatever we (expletive) like.’’

This is a quote from a teen

offender on the front page of last

week’s The Star.

This is the attitude that has

slowly but steadily grown

over decades. An attitude

that undermines the values,

culture and traditions of New

Zealanders.

No longer do children respect

elders or their own parents

when they have been told that

their rights supersede parental

guidance/wishes and discipline

has become a bad word.

Children can now choose

health procedures without

parental consent or knowledge.

Our governments over

the years have taken away

parental rights but not parental

responsibility to care for our

children.

We cannot then be surprised

by young offenders believing they

are entitled to do as they please

as youth culture emphasises they

know best, and for example, are

the only ones that know how to

save the planet.

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Not all young people are

foolish and not all old people

are wise, but generations need to

grow together if we are to create a

better future. – D Downward

We want to hear your views

on the issues affecting life

in Canterbury

Send emails to:

barry@starmedia.kiwi

Lockdown

Is the world descending rapidly

into insanity or what?

Out and about today, traffic

returning to normal volume, I

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LETTERS 21

see so many solo drivers wearing

masks.

I feel a little like Rip Van

Winkle when he awoke to a

strangely changed world.

I fail to understand why this

whole country has been brought

to a standstill once more – with

healthy people withheld from

normal activities – for a virus

that has claimed 27 lives in

18 months, and most of those

elderly and in doubtful health.

Thus far we have had

nearly 4000 cases but the real

statistics are 27 deaths and 40+

hospitalisations, and these figures

pale beside the annual flu fatality

rate in New Zealand.

Added to the totally out-ofproportion

picture, we as a

nation have spent $90 billion

maintaining the consequences

of this Covid contagion.

Outrageous. – Chris Watkins

Racism

I consider this Government

to be racist. To treat a person

differently because of their race is

racism. Just one example of this

is the new Maori Health Board.

We should not favour or treat

people differently because of their

ethnicity.

Desist from using the ethnic

labels of Maori, European,

Chinese, Indian etc. We are all

immigrants to this country.

Judge people by their qualities

and actions. – Madge Baker

• Turn to page 22


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22

OPINION

Health rather than wealth

the basis of prosperity

PHOTO: NZ POLICE

• From page 21

Countdown attack

The first point is that this

should never have happened.

What was this goon doing

traipsing around our country

with his known background.

He should never have been

allowed in in the first place.

The cost of keeping a close

watch on him over an extended

period of time him falls

ultimately to the taxpayer.

The second point is that the

laws passed in 2002 to deal with

acts of terrorism were always far

to loose.

The courts should therefore not

be blamed for setting this man

free to carry out his attack.

The courts are not there to

make new statute law but only to

interpret what Parliament passes.

The politicians and members of

the select committee responsible

for passing this loose law

and allowing attacks like the

Auckland example have blood on

their hands over this.

The plain fact is that there

are far too many theories being

floated by assorted academics

and loudmouths, usually with

no practical experience to speak

of to back their theories, and not

nearly enough common sense.

What we are left with is a sad

knee-jerk reaction society.

This will happen again so long

as we here in New Zealand are

recognised as a soft touch for this

type of predator to pedal their

extreme politics in such a tragic

manner.

The current terrorism law

clearly illustrates what a soft

touch we are.

Finally, the public owe a vote

of thanks to the frontline police

for bringing this whole episode

to a close so quickly without

any further injury. – Neville

Higgison, retired Canterbury

police armed offenders squad

member.

I HAVE received an invitation

to an online workshop at

7pm-9pm on Monday next

week. I have decided to write

about it because it should be

incredibly interesting, and

there is a chance for others to

watch: http://wiseresponse.org.

nz/. The question that is being

workshopped is: Are there

biophysical limits to growth?

It is being hosted by

Victoria University’s School

of Government and Wise

Response, which is a broad

coalition of academics,

engineers, lawyers, artists,

sportspeople and others, who

are calling on New Zealand’s

Parliament to comprehensively

assess imminent risks to New

Zealand and to draw up plans to

deal with them.

As demand for growth

exceeds earth’s physical limits,

causing unprecedented risks,

what knowledge and changes

do we need to secure New

Zealand’s future well-being?

There is an amazing line-up

of international speakers,

including Tim Jackson,

Professor of Sustainable

Development (University of

Surrey), who is a well-known

ecological economist and writer

Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

(Prosperity without Growth; Post

Growth – life after capitalism).

In his introductory notes,

Jackson says that the most

profound lesson from the

global pandemic was that it

is health rather than wealth

which constitutes the basis

of prosperity. Without health

the relentless accumulation

of wealth and status is

meaningless. He gives

the example of diseases of

overconsumption now killing

more people worldwide than

undernutrition.

Jackson is advocating a ‘postgrowth’

economics that replaces

the relentless pursuit of GDP

with a broader conception of

social and planetary well-being

and builds the foundations

for an economy of care for

people and planet. Enterprise as

service, work as participation,

investment as commitment, and

money as a social good – these

four principles provide solid

foundations for the economy of

tomorrow.

Well worth tuning in for

this.


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24 The Star Thursday September 16 2021

Hurunui Garden Festival

Thursday 28 th

to Sunday 31 st

October 2021

A bounty of gardens to admire and inspire, will

be on show in the Hurunui district this Spring.

The Hurunui Garden Festival (HGF) has 22 gardens, in six

clusters, on offer, and runs from Thursday, October 28 to

Sunday, October 31 from 9am to 5pm each day.

Some favourite gardens return, along with seven new

ones. There will be maps of each garden to download and

print from the HGF website.

This year for the first time, there is the opportunity to walk

inside some of Hurunui’s outstanding historic homesteads.

Also on offer is a showcase of local artists, their

place of work and beautiful exhibits for sale.

Lynda Hallinan, a gardener, author, broadcaster, journalist,

part-time farmer, parent and plantaholic, will join the

festival for two chats — one during an afternoon tea and

the other will be a dinner talk.

For half her life, the former editor of New Zealand

Gardener magazine has been digging up ideas and

inspiration for growing food and flowers in Kiwi gardens.

She lives with her family in the foothills of the Hunua

Ranges, south-east of Auckland, and is currently splitting

her time between her large country garden and a small

colonial cottage renovation project.

She is also launching a new book, The Joy of Gardening,

this year.

Julia Atkinson-Dunn, from the home and garden website

Studiohome.co.nz and author of the beginner’s gardening

book, Petal Power, will speak at three gardens on different

days.

With a background in writing, design and art, Julia

fell firmly in love with gardening while transforming

her small Christchurch patch just 4 1/2 years ago.

The festival was launched in 2018 by a group of keen local

garden owners to help the Hurunui district recover from

the impact of the devastating earthquake of November

2016.

It has become a popular event, with many visitors making

it a long weekend so they can enjoy as many gardens as

possible, along with the many attractions the district has

on offer.

Hurunui Garden Festival Incorporated (HGF), is committed

to investing back in its community.

If it makes a reasonable profit, it will give one graduating

secondary school student, whose home is in the Hurunui

district, a scholarship to the value of $2000 towards study

in horticulture, agriculture, landscape design or a related

field, at their choice of university or institute of technology.

The scholarship is on offer now, and is only made when

HGF makes a reasonable profit from its annual event.

The website shop - (hurunuigardenfestival.com) - is

now open for ticket sales, including an earlybird special

until August 31 - buy 10 and get one free. Admissions is

$10 for an adult to visit each garden, payable on the day as

you enter the garden. Children 18 years of age and under

accompanied by an adult may enter for free.

Please have cash with you, as the gardens cannot process

electronic payments. Alternately you can purchase a 10

ticket admission pack through the website.

Tickets available now from

hurunuigardenfestival.com


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REGULAR JENNY HUGHEY readers explains of my what

column the council will has know been doing. just how

much The I formal value declaration an engaged of a

community state of climate and emergency how I’m across

Canterbury was one of the most

always

serious,

encouraging

and colourful, moments

people

to in get the more regional involved. council’s more than

30-year Whether history. having a

say A in year council’s ago this Saturday, plans or

at 11.49am, Environment

proposals, Canterbury or became being New actively Zealand’s

involved first council in to environmental

proclaim such an

work emergency, through formally community dedicating

groups,

itself to consideration

it’s democracy

of climate

in

change at the heart of all it does.

action The declaration when the highlighted public is

invested that all the in work the Environment region and

making Canterbury a difference.

does – from

freshwater

Great things

management

also happen

to

biodiversity and biosecurity,

when transport councils and urban and development community

to air quality, work and together. also regional

leadership To that end, – has a I’m climate excited change

to

focus.

tell you about a new

Currently, under the Resource

fund Management that we’ve Act, launched regional

that councils supports are required community only to adapt

organisations to climate change, and not their mitigate

environmental

it – that responsibility

projects.

is the

Government’s, but could change.

Even The in Waitaha ‘adapt mode’ Action many

to of Impact Environment Fund Canterbury’s is itself

a existing product policies of community

and plans already

engagement.

contribute to reduced

From

emissions.

focus

In declaring the climate

groups emergency, and the discussions, Council noted we it

saw would the continue value in to show supporting

on and climate-change tapping into and do the so

leadership

without adding new programmes

expertise of community

at ratepayers’ expense. It also gave

groups staff a clear and mandate organisations to continue

who are improving their

corner of Canterbury.

Under the fund, community

groups can apply

for between $5000 and

$30,000 a year to go

towards work that will

have a positive impact on

the environment – either

by helping to solve an

environmental problem or

finding new ways to make

things better.

To qualify, it’s important

that the work is aligned to

the environmental goals of

the council. For instance, it

might be about improving

the health of our waterways

or land and coastal

ecosystems.

It could be about helping

communities to be better

prepared for changes to

the natural environment

or about fostering relationships

There to has improve been a 26% environmental

reduction

per staff member

leadership.

in emissions

since 30 June 2010. We now have

access We to do electric ask that and the hybrid community

vehicles and group hope contributes

to have half our

30 per cent of the project

budget, but this could

come from funding or

equivalent in-kind contributions,

such as volunteer

hours or through goods

such as plants or building

materials.

Great things can happen

when like-minded organisations

come together.

Collaboration is not just

about sharing the load –

it’s about expanding the

skill set and getting greater

expertise focused on an

issue or goal.

In so doing, it’s possible

to achieve far more than

either party could through

working alone. More

resources and expertise

can mean bigger and better

results.

I’m confident that the

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INITIATIVE: Community groups focused on improving the environment

can now apply for assistance under the new Waitaha Action to Impact

Fund.

New fund to support

community groups

turning Waitaha our Action braided rivers to Impact into

roaring

Fund will

rapids,

prove

fuelling

to

landslides

be a

and causing widespread erosion.

great Canterbury’s initiative coastal for accelerating

environmental

will be threatened

communities

change and shaping a

thriving and resilient Canterbury.

I’m excited by the

thought of what we will be

able to achieve together.

If you’re part of a

community group or

organisation doing great

environmental work, you

should consider applying

for support through the

Waitaha Action to Impact

Fund.

More details can be

found on the Environment

Canterbury website.

• Cr Jenny Hughey

is chair of the

Canterbury Regional

Council (Environment

Canterbury)

ARA INSTITUTE OF CANTERBURY

Proud Samoan builds

future for family

Tony Siva is a proud

Samoan and even prouder

since he returned to

study and got himself an

apprenticeship to become a

builder.

“My plan for the future

is to buy or build my own

house and hopefully go

back to Samoa to rebuild

my village,” he says.

Prior to studying at Ara

Institute of Canterbury,

Tony worked as a sales

assistant for Fonterra. He

says he decided to become

a qualified builder because

he wanted to build a better

future for his family.

Tony completed the New Zealand

Certificate in Construction Trade Skills at

Ara, which was free through Ara’s Pacific

Trades Training scheme. During his studies,

It’s a year since Environment Canterbury

declared a climate-change emergency

and enhance that work.

That work included setting

up a climate-change integration

programme in the Long-term Plan

2018-28, ensuring climate change

was actively considered across

workstreams, increasing visibility

of the science and what we know

about the impact of climate

change on Canterbury, and liaising

on the issue with iwi and regional

partners, other local authorities

and central government.

As an organisation, we have

also made significant progress in

addressing our own greenhousegas

emissions, with our

Christchurch building receiving a

“market-leading” energy efficiency

rating of 5.0 out of 6 in the year

to February on the National

Australian Built Environment

Rating System New Zealand.

The building’s features include

184 solar panels which can

generate more than 55,000

kilowatt hours of electricity per

year.

ironment Canterbury

change emergency

Environment

Canterbury Chair

Jenny Hughey

fleet hybrid or long-range electric

by 2022. Carbon emissions from

air travel across the organisation

are offset via our own biodiversity

programmes.

According to a Madworld report

in 2019, our gross emissions were

2253 tonnes of carbon dioxide

(CO2) equivalent, compared with

removals of 7883 tonnes of CO2-

equivalent through our efficiency

efforts and from forestry planting

across 2700 hectares.

The changing climate will pose

many risks to life and livelihood

in Canterbury. In recent years

we have seen how occasional,

but extreme, weather events have

had huge effects on residents and

infrastructure around the South

Island.

The driest parts of our region,

along the Marlborough coast and

across much of the Canterbury

Plains, are expected to get even

drier. North-westerly storms are

predicted to become more intense,

with torrential alpine rainstorms

Tony was encouraged to explore his culture.

“We were given our own tools for the

course, and we learned how to interpret our

culture through woodwork,” he says. “So as

well as learning how to build a house and

things like retaining walls, decks change. and fences,

I also made a To’oto’o (Samoan chief ’s staff).”

Ara’s Pacific Trades Training scheme

provides

All these eventualities

extensive pastoral

have

support to

students. “It helps you get to your end goal,”

Tony says. “There’s lots of care and support

provided - like bus money, petrol vouchers,

food vouchers, counsellors and advisors.

The Pacific Island Students Association

offers a lot too, and Ara puts on lots of social

by sea-level rise this century and

our productive and protected land

jeopardised by the arrival and

spread of new, exotic weeds and

pests from warmer climates.

to be planned and prepared for,

and Environment Canterbury

will remain in the vanguard of

these climate change efforts.

One example is the $40 million

Waimakariri River flood

protection project, completed

late last year. The network of

floodgates and stopbanks will

protect half a million people and

$8 billion of community and

business assets from a possible

“super flood”.

Tepora

The last major flood was in

Ara graduate

December 1957, when parts

of Coutts Island in Belfast and

Kainga were swamped by river

flow peaking at 3990 cubic

metres per second (cumecs).

The protection scheme has been

designed to defend Christchurch

from a flood of as much as 6500

cumecs.

Environment Canterbury’s

leadership of biodiversity and

biosecurity programmes is also

underpinned by climate-change

concerns.

Canterbury’s distinct braided

rivers and unique wetlands face

many challenges. The rivers form

a vital ecological link and provide

an abundant food supply and

nesting grounds for 26 species of

native birds – most classified as

threatened and facing increased

pressures due to river system

Wetlands are also ecosystems

at-risk nationally and regionally,

degraded by draining, damming

and diversion affecting their

ability to sequester carbon,

cleanse freshwater and mitigate

flooding, as well as impacting on

biodiversity and mahinga kai.

With biosecurity, we are

putting greater emphasis on the

risks of new pests establishing

in Canterbury. Warming

temperatures, changing soils and

new land uses mean new weeds

especially, will be able to gain a

better foothold across the region.

More broadly, we have to

curb reliance on fossil fuels and

find environmentally suitable

alternatives, such as electricity and

hydrogen, to power our public

transport.

When my predecessor Steve

Lowndes retired as chair of

this council late last year, he

highlighted some of the big

changes on the way. He was

optimistic we would be able to

deal with the “pressing issues” of

climate change and sustainability.

I share his confidence. As a

community, and as a council,

we are taking some bold steps to

ensure we are in a better place to

cope with the changing climate

and the tests it will set us. But

there will always be a need to do

more.

Thursday September 16 2021 The Star

and sports events throughout the semester.”

Tony says returning to study as an adult

was a little daunting, especially as this was

his first experience of tertiary-level study.

“At first I thought it would be a bit awkward

because of my age, being surrounded by

kids who just finished school. But my

tutors were great – they made learning

relevant and fun – and I was encouraged to

persevere and complete the course.”

Tony is undertaking his apprenticeship

with Home NZ Construction. He’s applying

the skills he learned at Ara and picking up

many more on the job, while earning a good

wage. He’s quick to encourage other adults

to consider learning a trade.

“It’s never too late to study or change

your career path. If you work hard and put

the time and effort into a trade, I guarantee

you’ll reap the benefits.”

to build a solid future

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SPRING GARDENING

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Cosmos are bursting

with hot colours

THESE DAYS, garden design

seems to be all about simple foliage

and clean lines.

If you like a contemporary

look easy-to-grow cosmos comes

in to play.

Bursting with hot colours and

growing to around 1m tall, cosmos

are no shrinking violets, and

they sway gently in the breeze.

These devil-may-care flowers

are easy to grow, thriving in

the heat and flourishing almost

anywhere, as long as it’s hot, dry

and sunny.

Like all annuals, they germinate,

flower and die within a

season or a year. But don’t fret

– they also pop up again each

following year.

Cosmos look best when grown

en masse, creating a sea of

country-cottage colour.

Once you’ve found a good spot

and you’re ready to plant these

American natives, add a good

general fertiliser, like nitrophoska

blue, to the soil to encourage

growth.

Then simply dig a hole (approximately

3cm deep) and

place your seedling inside. Plant

each subsequent seedling about

10cm apart, giving them space to

grow but ensuring they’re close

VIBRANT: Some cosmos grows to around 1m tall, they

thrive in the heat.

enough to support each other in

strong winds.

Next, layer newspaper around

your plants, and then cover it

with pea straw.

This homemade mulch will

prevent your plants drying out

during the day and in between

watering sessions.

Voila – you’ll have a cosmos

floral fiesta in no time, and get

to enjoy an array of colour until

the first frost hits, usually around

June.

And if you really want to bring

the outside in, just a handful of

these long-stemmed beauties

look great in a tall vase (just don’t

forget to put them in a cool place

and change the water every two

to three days).

You’ll be thanking yourself for

adding a bit of country colour at

your place.

FRESH: Endive has a mild bitter taste.

Pick salad ingredients

from your vege patch

SPRING HAS arrived, which

means salad season is just

around the corner. And there’s

nothing like picking fresh salad

ingredients straight out of your

garden.

Endive is a great addition to

any salad. With its fine curled,

mid-green leaves it partners well

with rocket. Endive is a bit bitter

and rocket is a little peppery,

together they’re a great combo.

What’s equally important is it’s

so easy and quick to grow. Unlike

most lettuces, it doesn’t need to

create a heart in the centre so it’s

very quick to produce.

Simply pick the leaves off as

you need them.

To plant, look for a welldrained

spot in the garden.

If the soil is still a bit wet and

cold from winter, try growing

endive in a pot. Just add some

good quality potting mix, plant a

couple of seedlings around 5cm

apart and away you go.

Depending on where you are

in New Zealand and how warm

the soil is yet, it will take around

four to six weeks for your endive

to be ready to harvest.

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Time to prepare for warm days ahead

NEITHER WINTER nor

summer, September can be

termed the ‘in-between’ month.

Spring is here and there’s a taste

of better things to come, and it’s

a very busy month preparing for

the heat to come.

Houseplant care

Hopefully your houseplants

have successfully survived winter.

It is a difficult time for them as

many originate from tropical

countries.

As tempting as it is, delay

purchasing new houseplants for

another month until indoor temperatures

warm up consistently

throughout the day.

Continue to water plants sparingly

and mist the foliage (leaves)

regularly with lukewarm water

and ensure they are positioned

in a ‘high-light’ part of the house.

With large “glossy” green-leaved

houseplants such as fiddle leaf fig,

clean the leaves regularly with a

soft sponge.

If you have any houseplants

that are struggling, a few days in

a steamy bathroom is an excellent

way to revive them.

In the vege patch

It’s the very end for harvesting

traditional winter vegetables;

broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage,

cauliflower, celery, leeks,

lettuce, parsnips, rhubarb, silverbeet,

spinach and turnips. Keep

VIBRANT: Bulbs should now be in full bloom. Mark the area where they are planted so

they aren’t disturbed before next year’s showpiece.

planting out year-round vegetables

like celery, lettuce, silverbeet,

beetroot and spinach.

Many rush to plant out traditional

summer vegetable

seedlings in September such as,

tomatoes and cucumbers, but it

is still a little early. You are better

to wait until mid-October when

soils have warmed up.

However, you can now sow

summer vegetable seeds in seed

trays or punnets and place them

in a warm sheltered position

indoors or in glass houses.

Where areas of your vegetable

garden not too wet, start preparing

your summer garden by

digging in fresh compost. When

‘cleaning up’ the winter vegetable

garden, all the green material can

go straight into the compost bin

(so long as it is disease free).

Blooming bulbs

A wonderful month to enjoy

the spring flowers of traditional

bulbs.

When they finish flowering,

sadly sometimes too briefly, allow

the foliage to ‘brown’ and die

down before removing.

This is how the bulbs obtain

enough nutrients for the next

seasons flowering.

It can be worth marking in the

areas of your major bulb plantings

with some small stakes to

avoid disturbing later in the season

when planting possible trees

and shrubs.

Flowering annuals

Most winter annuals are

now coming to the end of flowering.

Begin preparing for planting

summer flowering annuals by

sowing varieties in seed trays

ready to plant out later.

In the meantime, for continuous

flowers in your garden, plant

annuals that flower all year round;

alyssum, calendulas, cornflowers,

lobelias, pansies and violas.

Roses

Many rose varieties will now be

in full growth and the first flowers

will appear towards the end of the

month.

Apply the first side dressing

of rose fertiliser. Make sure your

fertiliser is high in potash which

promotes strong flowers.

Compost can be spread around

the base of the roses. This works

as both a soil conditioner and

mulch.

Lawn care

Grass will begin growing again

in some warmer areas.

Towards the end of the month

the first dressing of fertiliser can

be applied.

Check the lawn for wet spots or

areas that may require additional

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summer months.

Ornamental trees and

shrubs

Camellias and azaleas will be

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• By Chris Barclay

CHRISTCHURCH Netball

Centre’s centenary celebrations

are on hold until 2022,

organisers erring on the side of

caution as Covid-19 continues

to cast a shadow over events.

Plans to host a two-day celebration

from October 28 were

• By Chris Barclay

DAN SCHWARZ has no

concerns about his players being

left to their own devices – and

exercise programmes – during

Cashmere Technical’s enforced

mid-season break.

An ingrained title-winning

mindset and an ultra-competitive

squad gave the head coach

comfort when the reassembled

after Covid-19 restrictions

relaxed, substituting Zoom calls

for actual training at English

Park.

They got together for the first

time last Thursday and replicated

game conditions last weekend

ahead of Saturday’s Southern

League clash with Nelson Suburbs.

“It’s been nice to get the football

moving again and normality

back in that space,” Schwarz

said.

The reigning Mainland Football

premierships champions

have not played since advancing

to the final of the English Cup

by eliminating Universities on

August 17, hours before the nationwide

lockdown began.

“We’ve set programmes for

the lads to hit, we leave it in their

revised last week, in spite of the

city’s alert level downgrading.

“We felt the current schedule

is too uncertain for us to be

confidently able to proceed,”

CNC chief executive Megan

McLay said.

“It was only six weeks away

and we thought it was just too

big a risk. Health and safety had

WATCHFUL EYE: Cashmere Technical coach Dan Schwarz

oversees a training session at English Park.

court to do it,” Schwarz said. see the upside to a break.

“A lot of them have (exercise) “The majority of the squad

bikes, there’s also body weight have gone back-to-back with

exercises and a bit of pavement local local football and national

plodding.”

league football for five to six

At first glance the players had years. It’s actually quite nice that

kept in shape during lockdown some of them have had a break

and the enthusiasm was infectious

at the first training session. another year,” he said.

that they might not have got

The excitement really pushed “The younger boys in the

them through the session more group also play a lot of schools’

than anything. There were a lot football, they train with our first

of excited players that wanted to team or the reserves and play

run around and release a bit of games . . . it’s been really good

energy.

for the young boys to reset and

They ran off a bit of steam, start again.”

now we carry on with a bit more Schwarz is also content with

in-depth training.”

Cashmere Technical’s league

Although there could be an position with two games remaining.

They lead Coastal Spirit

injury risk after a month without

game time, Schwarz preferred to – who have a game in hand – by

BIG CLUB MATCH-UPS THIS WEEKEND

three points.

The top two clubs qualify for

the National League.

Coastal Spirit travel to Dunedin

where they play South

City Royals; out of contention

Christchurch United host Otago

University .

While Cashmere Technical are

no strangers to silverware, the

Christ’s College 1st XV’s quest

for a maiden Crusaders region

championship is also back on

track when school’s reopened.

The squad also head north

where they take on two-time

champions Nelson College on

Saturday, their third final and

first since 2018 where Christchurch

Boys High School were

awarded the trophy after an

18-all draw because they scored

more tries.

They trained on Thursday,

Saturday and had three other

session before they depart.

“Hopefully that gives us

enough time to get ready. The

time frame is plenty, they’re really

fit, that’s the thing with these

to come first.”

Although the bulk of participants

would be local, potential

visitors from outside the region

also impacted on the decision.

“People might be a little reluctant

to travel, that’s something

we had to take into consideration,”

McLay said.

McLay referenced the postponed

Tokyo Olympics when

looking ahead to what would

be “a real celebration of netball

through the ages.”

The precedent has been set.

Tokyo was off for a year and

that was reasonably successful.

We hope to go along the same

lines.”

Meanwhile, Lincoln University

has defended their premier

grade crown after Covid-19

restrictions did not give players

enough time to prepare for a

final before the September 11

cut-off date for the season.

They were originally scheduled

to play Saints on August 24

but alert level 4 restrictions

sabotaged those plans.

Zoom calls swapped for on-field training

Cashmere

Technical

ready for

Southern

League

football clash

TRAINING

DAY: Declan

Tyndall passes

to a Cashmere

Technical

teammate

ahead of the

Southern

League’s

resumption

on Saturday.

Right – Dan

Schwarz talks

tactics with

the team.

PRACTICE RUN: Yuya Taguchi spearheads an attacking

move with Lyle Matthysen and Tom Schwarz trailing

during a Cashmere Technical training run at English Park.

PHOTOS: CHRIS BARCLAY

games. If you’re fit you should

be okay, we’re happy enough

with where they’re at,” master

in charge of rugby Steven Dods

said.

They’ve come back in a good

frame of mind.”

The annual top 4 has been

scrapped because Auckland cannot

supply a team inside the time

frame so Christ’s College are

hoping to play Otago Boys’ High

School in a South Island final in

Dunedin next Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Canterbury

Hockey premier league finals

also wrap up the elite club competition

on Saturday

Carlton Redcliffs play HSOB/

Burnside in the men’s decider

at Nga Puna Wai at 2pm followed

by the women’s showpiece

between Harewood at Marist at

4pm.

Southern League points: Cashmere

Technical 12, Coastal Spirit

9, South City Royals 6, Selwyn

United 6, Otago University 6,

Nelson Suburbs 4, Christchurch

United 4, Green Island 0.


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Honda’s hybrid technology put to test

HONDA IS no stranger to hybrid

vehicles.

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Insight and since then Civic and

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on offer, and if you take into

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New Zealand market.

A new Jazz has just landed and

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However, it must be said that this

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previous generation versions.

The newcomer has a two-motor

system driving the front wheels.

Yes, the petrol engine works in

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to promote drive and charging

the lithium-ion battery pack. The

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complex set of mechanicals under

the bonnet.

The e:HEV Jazz sits in a threemodel

line-up that starts at $28,000

for the entry-level Life. A Crossstar

version adds $2000 while the

e:HEV Luxe at $35,000 represents

economical motoring and environmental

benefits for those who want

to join the electric revolution but

also want the versatility a petrolfuelled

engine offers.

One of the aspects I particularly

like is the range of the Jazz hybrid.

When I picked the evaluation

car up it was full of fuel, offering

around 800km before a fill-up was

BIG CHANGES: The latest generation Honda Jazz has

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HONDA JAZZ E:HEV: State-of-the-art hybrid driveline.

necessary. Of course, I never drove

that distance, but in the 280km I

did travel the fuel gauge barely left

the top mark.

In real terms, Honda claim at

best possible usage a 2.8-litre per

100km combined cycle average.

My time in the e:HEV Jazz concluded

with the readout showing

4.8l/100km that I thought was quite

remarkable given that my driving

style is never that thrifty.

What makes the e:HEV Jazz so

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motor combination works. The

engine is largely biased towards

recharging the batteries; sure, there

is associated drive when required

but the motors do provide a large

part of momentum.

What’s more, the hybrid Jazz just

builds on what has made the model

so popular in generations past, it

has always been a fuel miser, even

the petrol-only models are rated

with a 5.8l/100km combined cycle

average. That’s something that

Honda has focused heavily on over

the years, efficient engines have

long been a priority.

Driving the hybrid Jazz requires

no special technique, if you weren’t

told it was a hybrid I doubt that

you would find anything different

about it, except for the engine

cutting in and out as it gets about

its work. Honda has focused on

simplicity and that’s what makes it

so it intuitive to drive, the controls

and layout are deep but simplistic

to use. You can also select an electric

drive only function, that will

give you a range of about 40km,

depending on weight in the car and

the type of journey ie: hills or flat

roads and driving style.

The Jazz e:HEV is also loaded

with features and specification such

as full leather trim with heated

seats up front, keyless entry and

ignition, Apple CarPlay, cruise control,

and 9in central dash display

that incorporates large and easy-tounderstand

icons.

If you are thinking that’s a lot of

kit to fit into a small car, bear in

mind that the Jazz is the space master.

It may be compact, but Honda’s

designers have made use of every

centimetre of space and it works

functionally.

Luggage capacity is rated by

Honda at 304-litres with the rear

seats in place, extending to 1205-litres

when folded flat. Honda’s

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allows both fold-flat or flip-up

flexibility, the latter giving higher

load space.

Honda, as a manufacturer, is also

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safety into its models. The e:HEV

Jazz gets a full suite of safety kit that

is labelled Honda Sensing and it

includes the electronic and mechanical

functions that keep you out of

trouble in the first instance. It forms

part of the criteria that easily meets

a five-star Australasian New Car

Assessment Program rating.

• Price – Honda Jazz e:HEV,

$35,000

• Dimensions – Length,

4045mm; width, 1695mm;

height, 1537mm

• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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1497cc, 72kW

(+80kW), 131Nm (+253Nm),

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• Performance –

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• Fuel usage – 2.81l/100km

I took the evaluation car on my

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west to Hororata and returning

to the city via Dunsandel. It is an

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motion and solid road feel. Vision

through all quarters is vast, and if

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forward of the dash panel you get a

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and width, the height of the Jazz at

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gravitational movement is minimal.

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better handling. I must mention

also the feel through the steering

wheel, there is good self-centering

return and the promise of solid

feedback from the fuel-saving Yokohama

tyres (185/60 x 16in).

Further to the fuel usage performance

I mentioned earlier, the Jazz

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Several of my acquaintances own

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has an old Fit hybrid that is still

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and the associated low running

costs.

I’ve tried to convince him that

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assume it’s reasonably up to date. If it’s dated

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council). You can also ask to see the property

file held by the council, which holds other

information about a property, like a site map

and original house plans.

Building reports are a bit trickier. Using

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the real estate agent working for them) may

seem like an easy option in the short term.

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using an accredited property inspector who

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long-term maintenance required. Look for

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of what you’re signing up for.

If you end up with a report with a lot of

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your offer figure can reflect that. However,

if you don’t feel comfortable paying for a

building report before you make an offer,

you can make a property inspection a

condition of your offer. Like most things in

life, buying a property will go more smoothly

if you put the work in. If a short cut seems

too good to be true, it usually is.

For independent guidance and

information on buying or selling, check

out settled.govt.nz.

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You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your

own transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.

MODELS Wanted for

various photographic

assignments. No

experience necesary. All

shapes and sizes. Part time

/ casual. Email interest

to: johngallagher2108@

gmail.com

RETAIL STAFF Part

effects.Anything Time, 15 - 18 hrs per week.

Must be reliable. Ph 027

223 0948

hold

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

Vehicles Wanted

Situations Vacant

BUPA CASHMERE VIEW CARE

HOME - CHRISTCHURCH

CASUAL LAUNDRY

ASSISTANT

Bupa are looking for a Laundry assistant to

join the team in our Bupa Cashmere view

Care Home in Christchurch.

This a casual position with possibility of

switching to fixed term contract providing

an opportunity to work in an incredibly

rewarding environment, with our wonderful

residents. In return for your dedication we will

support you with on-going training to assist

your development both professionally and

personally.

What Bupa is looking for?

• Enthusiasm, care and passion for

making a difference to residents

• To have full clean driver’s licence

The ability to work rostered and rotating

shift (including weekends)

• Reliable transport or travel

arrangements

• Previous experience preferred

Please bring your CV to the Cashmere view

Care Home directly: 72 Rose Street, Spreydon,

Christchurch 8024

Public Notices

Senior Citizens

Outings

with Companion Driving Service Ltd

A few seats left on our 2 night / 3 day

visit to Tekapo (overnight) & Wanaka

(overnight). Dinner - Bed - Breakfast

plus lunches included $796.00

Upcoming tours

in the near future

CHRISTCHURCH TO PICTON MAIL BOAT RUN

Christchurch - Kaikoura (overnight Dinner - Bed

- Breakfast) then onto Picton - Mail boat sailing

- overnight at Picton. Next day free morning and

then return to Christchurch on Coastal Pacific

train. Pick up & drop off included. Single unit

(no sharing) - $996.00 includes mail boat &

train journey. Walkers welcome.

PUNAKAIKI RESORT HOTEL SPECIAL

Hokitika - Greymouth - Punakaiki by coach.

Overnight at Punakaiki (single room - no sharing).

Next day free time in Greymouth then return to

Christchurch on Tranz Alpine train. Pick up &

drop off included in our price of $494.00.

PHONE PETER ON 0800 453 873

for info and bookings.

COMPANION DRIVING SERVICE LTD.

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

Over the years, Grant Amos has helped thousands

of people overcome their fear of flying.

Enrolments for our next “Flying Without Fear”

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HURRY! ONLY CHRISTCHURCH COURSE FOR THIS YEAR!

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Thursday September 16 2021 The Star 37

SUBJECT TO

ALERT LEVEL 2

RESTRICTIONS

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Thursday 6pm -

Riverside Jazz Club (relocated) with the Mike

Ferrar Trio, tickets at events.humanitix.com.

Friday 8pm - Kate Anastasiou. Saturday 8pm -

Phil Doublet.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Thursday 7.30pm - Cathcart, Walsh & Blaikie

(CWB). Friday 8pm - Live music. Saturday 9pm

- Rock out in your seat with Mammoth. Sunday

5pm - Malarkey Irish Band plus O'Neill's Irish

Dancers. Monday 7pm - Quiz. Tuesday 8pm -

Open Mic Comedy. All events limited to 50ppl.

Phone 03 377 4787 to reserve a table.

BOO RADLEY'S, 1 Halswell Rd: Friday

8.30pm - Mirrors duo. Saturday 11.30pm - Neil

Alexander.

CARLTON, 1 Papanui Rd: Friday 8pm -

Topia. Saturday 6.30pm - Diamond Blue.

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

FAT EDDIES, 76 Hereford St: Thursday

7pm - VOXY Duo; 10.30pm DJ Jezza. Friday

6pm - Jack Bubb; 8.30pm - Perry Dup; 11.45pm

- DJ Jezza. Saturday 6pm - Lauren Marshall;

8.30pm - Mirrors; 11.45pm - DJ Jezza.

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB, 291 Lincoln Rd:

Wednesday 7pm - Willie's Open Mic. Friday

7.30pm - Willie McArthur One Man Band.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd: Friday

7.30pm - Open Mic & Jam. Wednesday 9pm -

Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and

Peter K Malthus).

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd:

Thursday 7pm - Mel Perkins. Sunday 6pm -

Lance Kiwi Karaoke. Tuesday 7pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

WE ARE OPEN

SENIORS SPECIAL $23

2 Courses: Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

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

KIDS 2 COURSE SPECIAL $13

Great Kids menu, plus designated play area.

Open daily from 6.30am

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

SPORTS BAR & TAB OPEN DAILY FROM 11AM

The

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www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

In Alert Level 2

A reminder that at Alert Level 2,

it will be seated table service only

and there is a limited capacity.

Pavilion:

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Sunday to Thursday

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King $1059 $979

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Willis Chaise Outdoor Set

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RESIDENTS IN small Burnside

drivers’ during a meeting on

Tuesday, addressing the concerns

However, the board’s initial plan

to improve visibility by moving

the nearby Clyde Rd bus stop so it

was nex to existing no-stopping

restrictions by the intersection was

not well received by residents.

Five submissions were received

by the board on the plan, just one

of which was in favour of it.

A new plan was then created in

which the no-stopping zone was

talk about your home.

Mike Pero Real Estate Ltd Licensed REAA (2008)

Brand and Territory Owners - Bishopdale

027 660 1920 • 027 849 0404

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 Connecting Your Local Community

starnews.co.nz

Top chefs to

get together

for fundraiser

Page 2 Page 3

Loss of car

parks forces

dairy to close

Your

local news.

anywhere,

anytime.

Visibility set to improve

traffic safety on busy street

• By Fiona Ellis

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper

street have won a quick victory to

make their area safer.

No parking restrictions will be

increased on busy Clyde Rd so

residents turning in and out of

Penhelig Place will have a better

view of incoming traffic.

The Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board

approved a plan to increase

of the Clyde Penhelig Residents

Association.

The safety of the Clyde Rd and

Penhelig Place intersection was

raised as an issue by the association

before the Covid-19 lockdown

this year.

extended and the bus stop was not

moved.

• Turn to page 2

‘Ugly

Customers’

Low Supply & High Demand!

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CHANGE MAKERS: Trevor Foster (left) and Clyde Penhelig Residents Association chairman Ian Cumberpatch have

been part of a push to improve the safety of the Clyde Rd and Penhelig Place intersection. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

CAS’n’OVA PRODUCTIONS

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All of our chefs are qualified in the art of Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian or Chinese cuisine

and have years of experience in cooking and training throughout Asia. Many have worked

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across the borders and sample some of the exciting flavours of our Asian neighbours.

Halswell

Papanui

Riccarton

Sumner

Harewood

Beckenham

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


Halswell

Hoi An House

Thai and Vietnamese cuisine

Hoi An House means “The perfect meeting

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

never leave the table hungry! Function area

caters up to 80 people.

Only a 10 minute drive from Beckenham

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

PaPaNUI

Thai Garden

Simple, yet adventurous

Thai Garden is about fun, fresh food that

combines the best of Asian flavours. We think

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

friendly staff and fresh ingredients.

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

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Buddha Stix

The best pan-Asian cuisine

Vivid with colour and saturated with flavour,

Buddha Stix indulges all of your senses to create

an intimate and memorable dining experience.

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

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Le Xōm

Inodchina, Vietnamese cuisine

Here you will find the delectable flavourings of

Asia served up in an environment that creates an

enticing atmosphere.

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

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Food for the people!

We believe that sharing is caring. Our menu has

been carefully created to empower the people.

A fresh, fast and casual dining experience for

everyone to enjoy – no bookings are required!

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

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BooK a

Class today!

Cooking is an art form, an expression of life.

At Asian Garden Cooking School, we admire the philosophy

and techniques of Asian Cuisine.

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Thursday September 16 2021 The Star 41

Heaps of styles.

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the big

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42 The Star Thursday September 16 2021

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