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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

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Visibility set to improve

traffic safety on busy street

• By Fiona Ellis

RESIDENTS IN small Burnside

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

drivers’ during a meeting on

Tuesday, addressing the concerns

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.

However, the board’s initial plan

to improve visibility by moving

the nearby Clyde Rd bus stop so it

was next 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

extended and the bus stop was not

moved.

• Turn to page 2

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

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Top chefs join for fundraiser

PREPARE FOR your palettes to be

tantalised.

The culinary talents of three

award-winning Canterbury chefs will

entertain guests at the Cancer Society

Canterbury-West Coast Division’s

fundraising dinner event Too Many

Cooks on October 9.

Appearing at the Majestic on Durham

event space, guests will be treated

to a delicious three-course meal, with

the added bonus of being able to watch

the chefs preparing it live on stage,

while the witty banter of MC Michele

A’Court keeps everyone on their toes.

Division manger for fundraising,

communications and relationships,

Heather Locke said they wanted to

take the traditional fundraising dinner

and add something special.

“We approached Jimmy McIntyre

(executive chef at Otahuna Lodge),

Darren Wright (former head chef at

• From page 1

The consultation feedback summary

included in the agenda of the board’s

meeting on Monday noted that this

new option was developed because of

residents’ objections.

The initial plan to move the bus stop

was put forward because it enabled

four on-street parking spaces on Clyde

Rd to be retained.

“It has been considered on the basis

Chillingworth Road) and Andrew

Brown (former executive chef at the

George Hotel) and they were delighted

to be involved,” Locke said.

During the evening an auction of

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city parking space for a year will be on

offer.

“Each year, 500 New Zealanders

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severely limited our ability to

fundraise during the past 18 months.

“The loss of the annual daffodil

day appeal was a big blow to our

fundraising efforts this year and for

this reason, we are really hoping that

Cantabrians will support this event,”

she said.

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of low patronage/usage of the bus

stop,” the summary stated.

Association chairman Ian

Cumberpatch, who lived by the

intersection, spoke to the board

about the issue during the Monday

meeting.

He said he was comfortable with

the new plan and felt the board had

responded well to concerns.

“The prime reason for requesting

TALENTS: Otahuna Lodge chef

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the Cancer Society Canterbury-

West Coast Division’s fundraising

dinner event. ​

Residents win traffic victory

the change was one of safety,” Cumberpatch

said.

“You have to ease your car out into

the traffic to be able to see what’s coming,”

he said.

The longer parking restricted zone

served this aim best, and although

he predicted fewer parking spaces

on Clyde Rd could lead to more cars

parking in Penhelig Place, he accepted

this as “a fact of life.”

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Loss of car parks forces dairy to close

• By Fiona Ellis

THE REMOVAL of on-street

parking has spelled the end for a

St Albans dairy, causing sales to

plunge by about 60 per cent.

For Cranford Street Dairy

husband-and-wife owners

Krishna Joshi and Trushar

Bagthariya, the change since

they took on the business in 2018

has been dramatic.

Four car parks were removed

from outside the corner store,

two from Cranford St and two

from Trafalgar St, as part of

extensive roadworks in the area

finishing last year.

“We totally rely on car parks,”

Joshi said.

People wanted parking directly

outside dairies.

The business was at the point

where she would sometimes see

one customer in an hour.

“People tell me: ‘We don’t

come here because there is no

car park [and] the road is very

busy’,” she said.

The couple knew the city

council was planning roading

changes before buying their

business but did not know the

car parks outside their shop

would be removed, Joshi said.

The change resulted in a backand-forth

exchange with the city

council last year.

They were eventually told

the city council would consider

installing a park outside their

business, but it would be both

expensive and risky.

“By the time this all happened,

we had just given up.

“We said to the council, you

know what, we don’t want to stay

in the business.”

Her husband had another job

and she decided it was a good

time for her to pursue further

study.

She agreed with the city council

that installing parking could

be dangerous because the road

was so busy and there were

often schoolchildren walking

nearby.

However, it would have been

good if the city council had notified

them of the changes beforehand

and sought their opinion,

she said.

City council acting manager

of planning delivery transport

Ekin Sakin said public

consultation plans in August

2019 for the works included

plans showing no stopping

around the Cranford and

Westminster Sts intersection

and the removal of the parking

outside the dairy.

Two 30min parks 20m from

the dairy were intended to

service it as well as the nearby

hairdresser’s salon.

The date on which the shop

would close its doors had not

FINAL DAYS: Krishna Joshi says the

dairy she co-owns with husband Trushar

Bagthariya is likely to close this month.

Road changes in the area have had a

significant impact on business.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

been set but was likely to be this

month.

She was not sure what

would happen to the

building but thought it

possible another type of

business might see an

opportunity at the location.

Locals were friendly, and some

well-wishers had signed a card

on learning their business was

closing.

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Delays for new community centre

• By Fiona Ellis

SHIPPING DELAYS have held

up construction of Hornby’s new

$35.7 million community centre.

Previously set to begin this

month, the build is now expected

to start in late October, as 418

tonnes of essential steel earmarked

for the Kyle Park centre

are still on a ship near Taiwan.

This has pushed the expected

opening date back into early

2023.

Also delayed was the confirmation

of a building contractor,

which was announced as

Naylor Love

Canterbury last

week, in spite of

earlier expectations

a contractor

would be

named at the

Nigel Cox

start of August.

City council

head of recreation,

sports and events Nigel Cox

said this was because it took

longer than expected to agree

on the fixed price of a lump sum

contract.

“We now have an agreement

that mitigates the risk of price

escalation for the Christchurch

City Council,” Cox said.

The budget for the build had

not changed, the council confirmed.

Cox said the start of the build

was dependent on the arrival of

the 147 steel piles, which were

18 metres long and weighed 158

kilograms per metre.

The city council ordered them

in early May, but they were held

up by Covid-19 pandemic-related

shipping changes.

“This delay is typical of the

current global supply and

shipping challenges facing the

construction sector,” Cox said.

He understood the piles were

loaded into a ship in Taiwan last

week.

Earthworks were completed

at the site over winter, so Naylor

Love Canterbury would be able

to “hit the ground running,” Cox

said.

Examples of the construction

company’s handiwork included

the EA Networks Centre in

Ashburton and the Selwyn

Aquatic Centre in Rolleston, the

Ballantynes redevelopment and

the Spark Square building.

“I am sure many in the community

will watch progress on

the building with great interest.”

A range of community and

recreational

spaces would

be accommodated

within

the 3600sqm

centre, including

a library,

a creative activities

room,

Marc Duff a lane pool, a

learn-to-swim

pool, a toddlers’ wet play area, a

COMING SOON: The new

$35.7 million Hornby

community centre, with a

pool and library, is set to

open in 2022. ​

spa pool and a customer services

zone.

The new Hornby centre would

be a “fantastic asset” for the

community, Mr Cox said.

The city council is currently

seeking feedback on what facilities

and programmes people

would like the centre to offer.

Submissions are open until

October 1.

Greater Hornby Residents Association

chairman Marc Duff

said the pandemic was a time

when people needed to be patient

about delays.

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enjoy it more,” Duff said of the

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Decrease in graffiti attributed to lockdown

• By Fiona Ellis

THE COVID-19 lockdown

contributed to graffiti reports

plummeting 46 per cent last

month in parts of north-west

Christchurch.

However, not all areas of the

city were so fortunate, with

Harewood, Hornby and Riccarton

experiencing an increase of

incidents reported between July

and August.

A graffiti report for the

month of August in Tuesday’s

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board meeting

agenda showed just 55 incidents

were reported to the city council,

down from 102 in July.

Of these, 24 were reported in

the Fendalton Ward, where the

July total was 71, and five were

reported in Waimairi, where the

July tally was 13.

However, Harewood saw a rise

in reported incidents, increasing

from 18 in July to 26 in August.

City council manager of

community partnerships and

planning Gary Watson said the

Covid-19 alert level 4 lockdown

was a likely factor behind this,

following last year’s pattern in

the board area.

“We had 32 reports of graffiti

in the March-May 2020 lockdown

compared to 70 reports

UNSIGHTLY: Graffiti on Lambeth Cres and Northcote Rd.

over the same period in 2019,”

Watson said.

Considering Harewood’s rise,

he emphasised that “five people

could report the same graffiti at

one site and it would create five

incident reports.”

“We had reports of graffiti that

required removal at the skate

park and along the fence line

at Bishopdale Park. This is a

frequented area, even during

lockdown when people were doing

their regular exercise close to

their homes.”

Although not included in the

report, the city council confirmed

that reports of graffiti in

the Papanui Ward also dropped,

albeit slightly, from 57 in July to

55 in August.

In the Innes Ward, the drop

was more significant, falling

from 50 in July to 29 in August.

Christchurch North Community

Patrol chairman Sam Hall

said the downturn was “absolutely”

related to the lockdown.

However, now the community

patrol was back in action in alert

level 2, and it seemed that the

taggers were also back.

Across the wider patrol area,

which encompassed both the

Fendalton-Waimari-Harewood

and Papanui-Innes areas, last

week’s three-hour graffiti patrol

found 15 tags.

This was almost average, he said.

In July, 47 tags were found in

12 patrol hours.

“We’ve yet to actually nab

someone [doing graffiti]. It

doesn’t take long, they can have

one done in 30 seconds.”

City council data also showed

a drop in graffiti reports in the

Halswell Ward between July and

August, from 45 to 15.

However, both Riccarton and

Hornby experienced a rise, from

64 to 100 and 21 to 28 respectively.

Hornby Community Patrol

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secretary Anne Smith said it did

not seem that graffiti lessened

during the lockdown.

The patrol began operating in

level two but had yet to run its

dedicated graffiti patrol, she said.

However, she said she had

personally observed “a slight

increase” while out and about.

Wycola Park stood out to her

as a place where she had seen

graffiti recently.

“You’d always hope that

people would behave and not

do it, but you are allowed to go

out walking,” she said of the

opportunity for graffiti under

lockdown.

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Salvation Army set to

open another new facility PUBLIC consultation is open

• By Fiona Ellis

EXCITING: The Salvation Army’s ministry assistant Kim

McKerrow, lieutenant Cameron Millar, and team leader

Pauline Broadhurst are ready to open the community

centre next week.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

A NEW Salvation Army

community centre opening in

Belfast next week will be the

second facility the organisation

has opened in the area recently.

Lieutenant Cameron Millar

said 50 people braved the rain to

join a morning karakia, or Maori

prayer and formal greeting,

and a ribbon-cutting ceremony

to officially open the new family

store last month.

However, people were also set

to benefit from the organisation’s

new community centre,

set to open on Monday after a

delay caused by the Covid-19

pandemic lockdown.

He would be leading an

“amazing” team of staff and volunteers

at the new facilities.

“[The centre] will house a

food bank, budgeting services,

casework, and social work to

support and journey alongside

those most vulnerable within

our community,” Millar said.

The store would support the

organisation’s other services, he

said.

“The money raised from this

store [will be] reinvested back

into the lives of the most vulnerable

within this community

through our community support,

advocacy, and programs.”

If members of the community

wanted to donate clothing items

or other goods they could drop

them off themselves, or the

Salvation Army could arrange to

pick them up free of charge.

It was exciting to be opening

the doors on the new facilities,

he said.

He hoped the new store and

community centre would be

a blessing to the Christchurch

north community.

“We began the conversation

about this current site just under

a year ago, but we have been

investigating opportunities to

better serve this community for

a number of years.

“We see ourselves serving this

community for the long hall.”

Nor-West Arc cycleway

consultation open

on the third and final section

of the Nor-West Arc cycleway,

linking Papanui to Canterbury

University.

City council acting head of

transport Lynette Ellis said the

consultation was an opportunity

to give feedback on an essential

link in the city’s cycleway network.

“Once completed, this cycleway

will allow people to experience

a safe, convenient cycling

option running from Princess

Margaret Hospital to Harewood

Road,” Ellis said.

“Separating bikes from cars

means there’s more room on the

road for everyone.”

Feedback was being sought on

the four-kilometre section of the

route along Ilam Rd, Aorangi Rd

and Matsons Ave.

This section has received $10.5

million in funding as part of

the Government ‘shovel ready’

projects.

Two options have been developed

for Ilam and Aorangi roads

respectively.

For Ilam Rd, the option is either

a one-way cycleway on each

side of the road or a two-way

cycleway on the west side of the

road.

For Aorangi Rd, the option is

either a two-way cycleway on the

west side of the road or a shared

path for cyclists and pedestrians

on the west side of the road.

Other road safety improvements

are planned as part of the

cycleway, said Ellis.

“New signalised crossings on

Ilam Road and across Wairakei

Road will provide safe crossings

for both cyclists and pedestrians.

“We’re also proposing to stop

through-traffic and right turns for

cars travelling on Aorangi Rd at

the intersection of Wairakei Rd.

“Along the route plants, trees,

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will enhance the road environment.”

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Two drop-in sessions will be

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Knitters give babies a warm welcome

FOUR WOMEN from

Ferrymead Rotary have knitted

almost 100 garments for babies

born at the Christchurch

Women’s Hospital this year.

Pat Edward, Debbie Woolf,

Kathryn Tovgaard and Barbara

Crooks began the project about

four months ago, although the

Ferrymead Rotary group has

been providing knitted clothing

to the hospital for some time.

Kathryn has personally been

knitting for the hospital for five

years.

Barbara said they intensified

their efforts this year after

receiving a call for help from the

hospital.

All babies born at the hospital

are given a woollen hat at birth,

while woollen singlets, matinee

jackets and booties are available

for mothers to take home.

So far, the group has knitted

more than 60 woolly hats, with

Pat heading the count.

The hats produced are a variety

of different sizes and colours.

Barbara said Ferrymead

Rotary has funded some of the

wool, but all of the knitters’ time

is given voluntarily.

They estimate up to seven

hours goes into making each hat.

Most of the knitting has been

done individually, although the

four have got together from time

to time to share wool and

swap notes.

Acknowledging Rotary clubs

used to be men only, Kathryn

said: “People don’t necessarily

connect Rotarians with knitting

but anything is possible.”

She said being a part of

a Rotary club was a family

tradition.

“One thing I said a long time

ago was that I always wanted

to help out in the community

throughout my life,” she said.

“A group of people can do

so much more than just an

individual.”

CHAMPION KNITTERS:

Ferrymead Rotary’s Kathryn

Tovgaard, Debbie Woolf, Pat

Edward and Barbara Crooks

have knitted almost 100

garments for new babies,

while Pat tries on a hat for

size (above).

Ferrymead Rotary community

director Debbie Woolf said the

club is also working on making

singlets and booties for Plunket

and supplying the Methodist

Mission with bedding, jerseys,

hats, scarves, gloves and shoes.

The Mission gives these items,

donated or sourced by Rotary

members, to homeless people.

For more information about

Ferrymead Rotary and its

community projects, phone

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Nor’west Arc Cycleway

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Help us make it way safer for everyone.

Come and talk to the team at a drop in session

New Generation Church, 309 Clyde Road (corner Aorangi Road)

Monday 20 September, 4.30pm – 6pm

Cobham Intermediate School, 294 Ilam Road

Thursday 23 September, 3pm – 5.30pm

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Thursday September 16 2021 9

Dinghy races start yachting season

OPEN DAY: The new Pleasant Point Yacht Club facilities will host a dinghy race meeting this weekend. Senior boats compete in one of the many races

the club holds each sailing season out on the estuary.

New Brighton Park as they host

an open race for dinghy sailors.

“Despite Covid we’ll be out

there, but because of the delay

in opening by many other clubs

in the district we are expecting

a slightly lower turnout than in

63

previous

x

years.”

180

The race starts at 2.40pm and

Humphreys said spectators and

those interested in sailing are

welcome to come along.

interest in sailing.

• By John Cosgrove

TACKING through Covid-19

regulations ensures a fair wind

for the Pleasant Point Yacht Club

as it starts sailing this weekend.

On Saturday, the club will

launch its 101 st season on the

estuary.

Club committee member Nigel

Humphreys said they will be out

on the estuary from the South

“Our 101 st season is going to

be a good one as we have new

boats and facilities on hand,

they are great and make a vast

improvement from five years in

containers.”

He credits the new facilities

and the heightened interest

in sailing due to the recent

America’s Cup and Olympics

as the reason for the growing

“Some come for the social

side and some come to race, to

help them all we will be starting

junior and adult Learn to Sail

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The junior course will run

during the school holidays from

October 11 through to October

15, while the adult learn to sail

course will run from October 17

through to November 13.

The courses follow the

Yachting NZ coaching

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by the club’s learn to sail coordinators

Dan O’Sullivan

and Brett Hawkes, with

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members.

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Line dancer, fundraiser remembered

• By Fiona Ellis

WHETHER OR not former

Governor-General Jerry

Mateparae can line dance

remains unclear, but he can not

say he was never asked.

Bromley resident Mary

Stanley-Shepherd, who passed

away last month, offered to show

him the ropes in 2016 while

receiving her Queen’s Service

Medal for services to dance and

the community.

Daughter Karen Mather said

he was one of many who had

the chance, as the founder of the

Cathedral City Line Dancers was

a brilliant teacher, who led young

and old alike.

She would teach classes to children

with cancer at the annual

Camp Quality camp each summer,

and constantly fundraiser

for the cause for over 20 years.

Denise Wood, to whom Mary

passed leadership of the line

dancing club, estimated Mary,

who she remembered as caring

and encouraging, had raised

about $50,000.

This had been done from

methods ranging from raffles

and craft sales, to donating the

payments the club received to

dance at the yearly Spencer Park

gala.

However, no one was too old

to dance, and Mather recalls

AWARD: Mary Stanley-Shepherd receives her Queen’s

Service Medal from former Governor-General Jerry

Mateparae in 2016.

her mother visiting old peoples’

homes to teach them some

moves.

“She’d go and see the older

people, even though she was

probably older than them,”

she said.

“She just loved people, she was

a true extrovert.”

Even as her health started to

fail last year, she would still attend

line dancing classes, giving

instructions and advice.

This was typical of the tenacity

and positivity her mother embodied,

her daughter said.

“She would always find the

good thing, the joy, the positive

aspects.”

She also enjoyed the fact that

line dancing brought joy to those

who might be lonely, and as it

did not require a partner, it was

suitable for single people, widows,

and widowers.

Mary’s life was not always easy.

Born in England in 1933, she

lived through the Blitz.

“I remember her saying the

war years in London were terrible,

bombs night after night.”

She left England aged 17 to

stay in Kenya with relatives, and

although the country was unstable,

she stayed upbeat, enjoying

the weekend dances.

Shortly after moving to New

Zealand, her first husband left

her and moved back to Kenya.

“She brought me up on

her own. She was a pretty

independent, feisty woman. This

is before feminism was really

defined.”

“She had to argue a few times.”

Mather remembers choosing

a bike for 10th birthday in the

early 1970s.

Her mother was not allowed

to buy it because she needed

her husband’s name for the hire

purchase agreement.

“We had to leave that shop

and leave the bike because they

wouldn’t sign it off. The next day,

mum was on the phone to the

big boss.”

In the end, the bike made it

home.

“She had perseverance . . .

those were the women who really

trail-blazed for us, I think.”

Aged in her 60s, Mary married

“the love of her life”, the late Art

Stanley-Shepherd.

Always a keen dancer, she took

to it quickly after being introduced

to line dancing in the 1970s.

“I always thought she’d die on

the dance floor.”

Even when unwell, Mary

took care to look stylish, and

her beautiful nails even drew

comments from the nurses at

Nazareth House, where she

passed away.

Because it was lockdown at

the time, the family was unable

to hold a funeral, but memorial

festivities were in the works.

“We will be having a birthday

bash in November.”

“We’ll be having a line dance

and entertaining afternoon,

combined with pictures and

stories and things.”

“That’s really the send-off

mum would have wanted.”

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Add cheese to your accompaniments

Chewy, stringy

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Serves 4

Ingredients

28gm butter, place in frypan

and melt, then add:

4 cloves garlic, crushed

4 large portobello mushrooms

8 grape tomatoes, halved

Mozzarella cheese, sliced

¼ cup balsamic vinegar, place

in smallest saucepan with:

1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

Brush butter/garlic mixture

over both sides of the mushrooms

and place them on a

baking tray lined with non-stick

tinfoil.

Place Tomato halves inside the

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When mushrooms come out of

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Grilled mini peppers with

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Serves 4 – 6

Ingredients

2 x 2 tablespoons olive oil, place

two tablespoons of it in frypan

1 small onion, chopped

Pinch cayenne pepper

Salt (to taste)

Peppercorns

1 x 390gm can chickpeas,

rinsed and drained

¼ cup parsley, finely chopped

125gm mozzarella, grated

350gm mini peppers

Directions

Saute onion until softened, a

dd cayenne, salt, peppercorns

and chickpeas, heat for a few

seconds then roughly mash, then

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Cut tops off mini peppers and

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Fill the mini peppers with the

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Spear two mini peppers per

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Brush with the second measure

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Grill on medium-high for

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Or cook in conventional oven

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Serves 3-4

Ingredients

750gm–1kg blade steak (can

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1 x 400gm can tomatoes (can

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½ cup beef stock (can use red

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1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 tablespoon brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

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2 bay leaves (optional)

2 heaped teaspoons cornflour

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