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James Daniels.

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• By Samantha Mythen

NUK KORAKO has battled in

the corridors of power and now

he is fighting for another cause.

The former National list MP

for Port Hills is about to cycle

720km from Rāpaki to Bluff to

fundraise for 26-year-old Renee

Veal, who needs $90,000 for life

changing surgery.

“It’s not a race, rather it’s an

opportunity to support a local

woman who has a great future

ahead of her, get life-changing

surgery,” said Korako.

Veal, who grew up in Rāpaki,

needs a total jaw reconstruction

and jaw joint replacement operation.

For the past 10 years, she

has struggled to sleep and eat

properly. She often experiences

migraines.

Veal has significant widespread

musculoskeletal pain due

to an underlying hypermobility

syndrome. This makes her joints

hyperflexible, causing soft tissue

injuries, bone wear, joint

tear and early arthritis. Her jaw

often dislocates, this is known

as hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos

Syndrome.

“Imagine having a bad toothache

that you can’t get rid of,”

Korako said.

fingers crossed. It’s a great

weekend for businesses in

Kaikoura so it would be a loss

for the community,” said Smith,

who would also discuss options

with Harness Racing New

Zealand.

He said the club was wary of

hosting the meeting under current

level 2 conditions, fearing it

could be challenging to control

access to the course, which

would be closed to the general

public.

“It’s all very well putting the

publicity out there and people

knowing its level 2 but we’ve got

to make sure we can police that

accurately,” he said.

Addington Raceway

racing industry manager

Darrin Williams said he hoped

an alert downgrade would

enable Kaikoura to hold its

meeting.

“Kaikoura’s meeting – at

Kaikoura – is really important.

It’s like this big flag that goes

‘it’s party time’. It signals we’re

in Cup Week mode,” he said.

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for Nuk and Renee

GEARED-UP: Former National list MP for Port Hills Nuk

Korako is biking 720km from Rāpaki to Bluff to fundraise

for 26-year-old Renee Veal’s life-changing surgery.

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Replacing Veal’s jaw will

ease her chronic daily pain and

greatly improve her life.

The public health system is not

able to fund Veal’s procedure.

Veal said Korako’s fundraising

efforts mean “everything” to her.

“It’s literally life-changing for

me,” she said.

Korako said Rāpaki is a Ngāi

Tahu ancestral community,

which Veal was brought up in.

“Every child is looked after, not

just by their parents but by the

community as a whole. Rāpaki is

their safe haven,” he said.

Korako will start his ride

on October 9, aiming to travel

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He will be riding an electric

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which Korako said is “not bad

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“I hope there will be a strong

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He has already raised more

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Veal was originally sceptical

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There’s going to be very

intense discussions internally

around the mayoral campaign.

“Are we going to select as

Labour? Are we going to select

as The People’s Choice? Are we

going to select as both? These

(questions) are all on-going.”

Selection committees are made

up of The People’s Choice and

Labour members.

Centre-right independent

councillor Phil Mauger announced

his bid for the mayoralty

last month, with current deputy

and The People’s Choice caucus

leader Andrew Turner considered

another candidate to replace

former Labour MP and Minister

Lianne Dalziel.

Barber said he opted to run

exclusively as a Labour candidate

for the sake of transparency.

“Last time I was The People’s

Choice and Labour. A lot of

people don’t actually declare who

they are and this time I thought

I’d do that,” he said.

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St Albans from 1957-1960 was

mayor from 1971 to 1974. Vicki

Buck first stood for the council as

a Labour party candidate at age

19, but was an independent when

she served as mayor between

1989-98.

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No indication anything was wrong,

• By Tom Dillane

THERE ARE too many things

missing for Nienke Podmore

when she thinks about the

timeline of her daughter Olivia’s

life.

Warning signs, support, accountability.

“It’s just awful, I miss her every

day and everything about her,”

Podmore says, sitting in her

Christchurch home with partner

Chris Middleton.

The pair are still waiting for a

phone call from one of Olivia’s

Cycling NZ coaches following

the death of the 24-year-old

Olympian on August 9.

It’s a lack of communication

that Podmore says has characterised

her daughter’s entire

journey since relocating to live

in Cambridge to train at High

Performance Sport NZ’s centre at

age 17.

But the trials which Olivia

Podmore endured over that time

– including being allegedly

pressured to lie as part of a 2018

inquiry into impropriety at

Cycling NZ, and missing out on

selection in the Tokyo Olympics

– were also masked by her own

resilience.

This was evident even during

Podmore’s last meeting with her

daughter at Christchurch Airport

the morning of the day she died.

“I saw her that Monday at the

airport for half an hour,” Podmore

says.

There was not one single thing

that I could have picked up on

that I thought something was up

[that was] serious.”

Podmore and Middleton said

they had never seen evidence of

bouts of depression in Olivia.

“She was the world’s best coverupper

if she was,” Middleton

says.

“You wish she wasn’t as strong

as she was.

“She was away with Eric Murray

and Andy [housemate] and

those guys the week beforehand.

They’re best friends; none of

them picked it up. She’s fooling

some pretty intelligent, smart,

mature people. Not just us, a lot

of people. That’s not to say there

wasn’t [depression], we’re not in

denial.”

Podmore does not deny the

past few months had been a challenge

for her daughter, watching

the Olympic team compete from

across the globe.

“I think it was [hard for Olivia].

There was one day she was a little

bit sad. She was thinking about

it,” Podmore said.

“[But there was] no serious

concern. I knew she was feeling

down, but I felt that was because

her car broke down; she had just

finished one of the jobs she was

doing; she had a lot of balls to

juggle.

“Like because she’s so capable,

and she had this new modelling

job at ​ilabb [clothing] on the go,

I just really felt she had enough

good stuff happening that was

going to carry her through.”

Podmore said she was not

aware of significant support

offered to her daughter since

not being selected for the Tokyo

Olympics squad, or while the

games were on.

“As far as I knew, not any [support].

But I think Liv in her head

still thought ‘I’ve just got to suck

it up’. So she started to do a few

different things to fill the void of

that,” Podmore says.

“So she started working

part-time which she was really

enjoying. So I felt that was adding

a bit of balance outside of cycling

to focus on. She’s really good at

working and I was amazed at

how much she enjoyed working

because she’d never had to have

work before.

“She was managing a team of

cleaners at one point, she worked

for this farming company.”

Podmore says her daughter was

always very calm and humble

about her cycling career, and

the pressure of competition had

never bothered her from her

junior years onwards.

“With racing she just took it in

her stride. Most other kids would

be flustered and petrified before

the race. It just didn’t faze her,”

Podmore says.

“I think she just looked at it as

her job. She didn’t look at it as she

was anything special to anyone

HAPPIER TIMES: Nienke Podmore (right) with her partner Chris Middleton and Olivia.

else. I think she knew she had a

gift but she didn’t look at herself

as someone any different to anyone

else.

“Even when she came down

here for little holidays, she would

come biking with us and our

friends, she wouldn’t have her

Cycling NZ gear on so people

wouldn’t know who she was and

she’d just be chatting away to

them. But then a lot of people

do know who she was, but you’d

never know [from her].

“She was always really humble

about it. Obviously we were very

proud of her, but I have just never

bragged about it to anyone.”

But Podmore says her daughter,

who competed in the 2016 Rio

Olympics, still held grand ambitions

in her own mind.

“From the age of 13 she wrote

a list of her goals in life and that

was absolutely in there to be the

world champion, the best in the

world at sprinting,” Podmore

says.

What Olivia Podmore did

find difficult was the internal

politics of Cycling NZ, which led

to the 2018 Heron inquiry into

impropriety at the sporting body.

The Herald has previously

reported that Olivia was allegedly

pressured to lie as part of this

report, and during a 2016

training camp in Bordeaux by

Cycling NZ senior staff in which

a relationship between coach

Anthony Peden and an athlete

was uncovered.

The riding and the training

were just second nature to her

and it wasn’t hard, it was what

she loved doing, so she didn’t bat

an eyelid,” Middleton says.

“And she was almost always

going to the Olympics. Not

forgone, but it wasn’t far from

it. The issues only started in

France [in 2016] which is where

the Heron report [controversy]

started. That was the first point

of any negativity that then

changed the pattern of

everything. When she was in

France everything was good up

to that point, 100 per cent happy

– training, wanting to race,

wanting to get stronger, not one

complaint. Then in France it

went bad.”

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even on the day, says Olivia’s mum

OLYMPIAN: Olivia Podmore competing for Team NZ, and

playing tennis with her mother Nienke.

PHOTO: GETTY

Podmore said from the period

of 2016 up until the 2018 Heron

report, the internal issues at

Cycling NZ “was starting to eat

away at her”.

The Herald reported that

Podmore was also awarded a

$20,000-plus sporting grant for

welfare by High Performance

Sport NZ (HPSNZ).

Middleton says they had

assumed at the time in 2016,

Cycling NZ would deal with the

issues that arose in Bordeaux in a

professional manner.

“You kept hoping that the

normal corporate-style response

would deal with the situation,”

Middleton says.

“You didn’t have any ability to

affect anything. And whenever

there’s a problem in a workplace

that ever gets escalated, HR

jumps in, management jumps in

and they solve it, generally speaking,

and because it was so close

to the Olympics, you just had all

your fingers crossed and hoped

they would do something and

solve the issue.”

However, following Olivia’s

death a second independent

inquiry into culture at Cycling

NZ and HPSNZ has now been

commissioned.

Co-chairs of the inquiry will be

QC Michael Heron, who also led

a 2018 inquiry into inappropriate

culture at Cycling NZ, and Massey

Professor Sarah Leberman.

Rio Olympics silver medallist

rower Genevieve Macky (nee

Behrent) and Silver Ferns netballer

Dr Lesley Nicol will round

out the four panel members.

The 2018 Heron report concluded

there was a lack of accountability

and leadership throughout

the Cycling NZ operation and a

reluctance to raise issues, including

“instances of bullying”.

Part of this inquiry will be to

assess the extent to which the

recommendations of the 2018

Heron report were properly

implemented by Cycling NZ and

HPSNZ.

Podmore says she hopes the

2021 inquiry will see changes

to the leadership structure of

Cycling NZ.

“[I want] a whole shake-up and

revamp of the system so that it

does not happen to anyone else,”

she says.

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Second inquiry to

follow Heron report

• From page 5

What the Heron report found

The Heron review was commissioned

by HPSNZ in 2018

following allegations of bullying,

inappropriate behaviour, inappropriate

personal relationships, a

drinking culture, lack of accountability

and lack of follow up.

The Independent Review was

conducted by Queens Counsel

Michael Heron, who interviewed

current and former athletes,

coaches, support staff and

consultants of Cycling NZ and

HPSNZ.

• In his findings Heron said

The allegations which emerged

in the media recently are wellfounded.

They reflect a culture

in the programme of a lack of

consequences for poor behaviour,

a lack of accountability and suboptimal

leadership.”

The report found that the

poor behaviour lay with a small

number of individuals at Cycling

NZ and questioned whether

the high-performance system

“adequately protects the welfare

of athletes”.

• Heron was satisfied an “inappropriate

personal relationship

existed between the coach and

a female athlete”. An “old boys’

club” that prevented accountability

for poor coach behaviour was

also found.

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Mass vaccination clinics at

• By Susan Sandys

THE CITY’S first large-scale

drive-through vaccination

clinic for the general public

opens Monday at Christchurch

Arena, as health authorities and

businesses launch an ambitious

campaign.

‘90% Canterbury – we’re worth

it’ has received a shout-out from

Dr Ashley Bloomfield himself as

it aims to make Canterbury the

most Covid-19 protected region

in the country.

The Christchurch Arena drivethrough

vaccination clinic will

operate at the arena, until October

31. People must have an appointment

before attending. The

hours will be weekdays 1.30-8pm

and weekends 11.30am-5pm.

The clinic follows another

which operated at the arena for

three weeks from August 23,

aimed at essential workers.

It is the first drive-through organised

for the general public by

the Canterbury District Health

Board in Christchurch. There

have been other smaller pop-up

drive-throughs, for example,

one held during lockdown by

Unichem Pharmacy on Cashel St.

CDHB senior responsible

officer for the Covid-19

response Dr Helen Skinner said

the earlier clinic at the arena

had been successful in getting

essential workers vaccinated as

DRIVE-THROUGH: Pop-up drive-through vaccination

clinics such as this one on Cashel St in August precede

a large scale clinic at the Christchurch Arena to open

Monday.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

quickly as possible.

The new clinic was the only

drive-through one planned by

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city. However, new fixed and

mobile clinics were being added

all the time, and there was now

more than 100 throughout Canterbury.

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more appointments to Book My

Vaccine, the (online) national

booking system, all the time.

Everyone aged 12 and over can

now book a vaccination appointment

and you can book any time,

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Currently, more than 80 per

cent of Canterbury’s 474,000

people aged 12 and over are

either fully vaccinated, had their

first dose or booked to be vaccinated.

However, there is low

coverage among people in high

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The health board has joined

with the Canterbury Clinical

Network, the Canterbury

Chamber of Commerce and

Christchurch marketing and

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Harvey Cameron to produce ‘90%

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Dr Bloomfield said it was great

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Providing food more

important than Covid jab

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VACCINATING against

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east Christchurch

community leader says.

Coastal-Burwood

Community Board

chairman Kelly Barber

said the demands of

the daily grind were

a factor in the board

area’s vaccination

engagement rates, the lowest

in Christchurch.

Data from the Canterbury

District Health Board shared

with the city council last week

shows 73 per cent of the community

board area, or 41,468

people, have either received at

least one vaccination or have

booked to do so.

The rates are not atrocious

but you’ve got to help people

and work with them,” Barber

said.

“If they’ve got work to go to

and kids to look after and are

busy with lots of other things,

it’s probably not as important

as putting food on the table.”

He believed mobile vaccine

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Coastal-Burwood locations

such as supermarkets during

the weekend would help to

reach unvaccinated people.

CDHB staff met with community

boards to discuss vaccine

rates, and he made

this suggestion to them,

he said.

Topping the vaccine

chart was the Fendalton-

Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board area.

A total 82 per cent of

Kelly Barber residents, or 51,737 people,

had received at least

one vaccine or were booked to

do so.

Board member and Waimairi

Ward councillor Sam

MacDonald believed the

higher rates were due to the

many small business owners

in the area keen to have a

steady work environment in

spite of the pandemic.

“I think it’s because people

have just realised we need to,”

he said.

With 80 per cent of the city’s

eligible population vaccinated

or booked to become so,

CDHB chief executive Dr

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was supporting the push to

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Brother of alleged murder victim still

When Michael McGrath

vanished four years

ago, his family knew

something was

seriously wrong. An

old schoolmate was

later charged with

murder and is awaiting

trial. McGrath’s body

has not been found

but his brother Simon

has never stopped

searching. Kurt Bayer

reports

UNRESOLVED: Simon McGrath says his brother’s disappearance haunts him every day.

PHOTO: GEORGE HEARD/NZ HERALD ​

SIMON MCGRATH lies awake,

wondering. It’s just a hunch and

highly unlikely, he knows this, but

he gets up anyway. If he didn’t, it

would only eat away at him.

He slips on a jacket, hiking

boots, and heads out again.

While driving out west,

through the spidery streets they

grew up on, with early sun hitting

the snow-capped Southern

Alps, he mentally goes over the

other possible dumping spots

which have been covered off during

the past four years.

In those distressing early days

and weeks after his brother

Michael McGrath disappeared,

specialist police search teams,

including dive squads, scoured

gravel pits, paddocks, pine forests,

ponds, lakes, and rivers.

The quiet, thoughtful, unassuming

carpenter’s movements

around his local neighbourhood

– where he grew up, went to

school, played sports, socialised,

and never left, or wanted to leave

– were tracked through security

cameras, neighbours, and witnesses.

Nothing.

Simon and his mates used to go

out at weekends too. They would

target an as-yet unexplored

location and comb over it.

Amateur efforts, but the best they

could do.

Large swathes of Canterbury

were ticked off. Nothing.

Both the official and private

searches were eventually called

off. And Simon was left to his

own devices.

His most recent search was

just a few months ago. Alone,

he picked over a section of the

Halswell River, in the flat backblocks

between Halswell and

Motukarara.

“I know he’s still lying out there

somewhere,” Simon says.

While traipsing along a riverbank,

poking in the weeds and

beneath macrocarpa hedges, it

will suddenly, vividly, dawn on

him exactly what he is doing:

looking for his brother’s decomposed

body or bones.

In the past few years, he’s

circumnavigated most of the

200sq km, shallow, brackish

coastal Lake Ellesmere and its

accessways. He’s picked over

the windswept Birdlings Flat

and fingers of Banks Peninsula,

around Lincoln, up and beyond

the Hilltop Tavern on the road to

Akaroa, which Michael used to

cycle.

Nothing.

When he gets home, fatigued

and aching, just a few minutes

around the corner from Michael’s

house, a depression sweeps

over him.

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searches for his body, four years on

“You acknowledge to yourself

that you’re actually looking for a

body and then you think, ‘I can’t

believe I’m doing this’,” Simon

says.

“But I’m the sort of person who

will say, ‘Well if I don’t do this,

I’ll never know’. I know something

has happened to him. He

hasn’t just wandered off.”

The last time Simon saw his

older brother he was smiling.

Sitting in his mum’s lounge, he

was sporting new clothes with “a

massive grin on his face”.

“Little did I know that at the

end of the night, it would be the

last time I’d see him,” Simon

says.

Every Tuesday, the McGrath

boys would have dinner at their

mother’s house, just a few minutes

away for both of them.

They would enjoy a good

home-cooked meal, chat with

their mum, and catch up on the

neighbourhood news.

But on the following Tuesday,

Michael never showed up. And

he never missed dinner at Mum’s.

Simon immediately knew

something wasn’t quite right.

They were incredibly close.

Neither of them had families or

children. It wasn’t like his brother

to miss Tuesday tea – or any appointment,

job, or commitment.

That just wasn’t who he was.

Michael Craig McGrath, 49,

was an immensely reliable, dependable

figure.

After going to the local Halswell

primary school and nearby Hillmorton

High School, he started a

building apprenticeship.

He went on to work for some

of the larger building companies,

predominantly working on largescale

construction projects.

If his tools were on-site, he

would cycle to jobs. He’d always

been sporting and fit. As a

schoolboy, he played rugby, even

running out at a curtain-raiser at

Lancaster Park.

Later, he became interested

in mountain biking and road

cycling, competing in the 100km

Le Race from Christchurch to

Akaroa.

In later years, Michael went out

building on his own. He took on

small jobs and helped out friends

and family.

“You knew if he was going

to do something he’d always

be there and be on time,” says

Simon.

“He was highly-regarded by

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also enjoyed cycling

and competed in the

Christchurch to Akaroa race.

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and workmanship. He was very

diligent, extremely hardworking,

and hugely practical. He was also

the ultimate perfectionist. He

would never leave a job until he

was absolutely satisfied with it.

He would have to get it 100 per

cent right.”

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‘Little did I know . . . it would be the last

VANISHED:

Michael McGrath

on CCTV at New

World Halswell

prior to his

disappearance,

and his house at

Checketts Ave,

examined by

police after his

disappearance.

PHOTO: KURT

BAYER/NZ

HERALD.

• From page 9

During their 20s and 30s, the

brothers played touch rugby

together with a group of mates.

Afterwards, they’d go for a quiet

beer – and it was Simon who

emphasised the ‘quiet’, often

sitting mutely, taking in the

conversation and listening.

“Mike wasn’t a big drinker

. . . but was a very deep thinker,”

Simon recalls, “but when he felt

like it, he’d always socialise and

have a chat and a laugh.”

They’d always hang out and

catch up. Michael did odd jobs

for their mutual mates, always

very generous with his skills and

time. He wasn’t materialistic and

drove a blue 1994 Subaru station

wagon.

They went tramping together.

Simon recalls a trip to Avalanche

Peak at Arthur’s Pass, which left

Michael beaming.

“We were doing that right up

to when he disappeared,” Simon

says.

“Michael didn’t smoke, didn’t

do drugs, he hardly drank . . .

you’re not talking about someone

who was on the wrong side of

life. He was your nice, everyday

person. He just wanted to live a

quiet life.”

Michael was last seen at his

modest, tidy red-brick threebedroom

Checketts Ave home on

the afternoon of Sunday, May 21,

2017.

Two days later, when he was a

no-show at his mum’s for dinner,

the police were called.

It sparked a massive police

inquiry and missing person

probe, that eventually turned

into a homicide investigation,

Operation Renovation.

Prison guard and childhood

friend David Charles Benbow has

been charged with his murder.

He denies the charge and is due

to stand trial in February 2023.

The night Simon knew his

brother had disappeared, he

couldn’t sleep.

“It just all unravelled,” he says.

“I’ve always looked up to

Michael – he’s virtually a year

older to the day. He’s been a huge

source of inspiration and help to

me. And one day you wake up

and your whole world gets turned

upside down.”

He went to Michael’s house

that night and fired up his

antiquated computer, trying to

find some photographs for the

police.

The next day he went to work,

trying to keep his mind busy.

Over the following weeks, the

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A dedicated phone line, 0800

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time I’d see him’

ACCUSED: David Charles Benbow denies murdering

Michael McGrath and will stand trial at the High Court in

February 2023. PHOTO: KURT BAYER/NZ HERALD

That first weekend, Simon got

some mates together and that

went out searching. It was the

first of many weekends.

“I could’ve gone out and done

searches in the week by myself,

but where do you start? And it

was better, emotionally, to go

with other people,” he says.

“Emotionally, it was draining.

I had an inkling as to what had

happened to him but no idea

where he was.

“I told police early on that if it’s

the person I think it is then he’s

going to make it look like he’s

walked off the face of the earth,

and it’s unfortunately come to

fruition, hasn’t it.”

Bad dreams started to haunt

him. In some nightmares, Michael

would suddenly turn up at

home. In others, Simon would

find his body.

Even when he woke, it didn’t

feel like the nightmares ended.

Simon suffered flashbacks and

felt a deep sadness. He was heartbroken.

“You don’t have the luxury of

leaving it behind,” he says.

“And it’s an immensely lonely

place. There’s not a day goes by

that I don’t think about it.”

Even now, coming across old

newspaper clippings or articles

online, the McGrath family find

it unbelievable.

“You look at the article and you

think, is this real? Not in your

wildest dreams did you ever believe

it would happen to someone

close to you,” Simon says.

The horrific nature and legacy

of this despicable act will haunt

our family for the rest of our

lives. It’s a bloody terrible thing to

go through.”

The only thing that makes

Simon feel productive, or useful

again to his brother, is when a

sudden premonition or notion

presents itself, and he goes out

searching.

“If something crosses my mind,

I will go out and look again,” he

says.

The police might’ve had better

focus points than me but, at the

end of the day, they haven’t been

able to come up with anything

either. I go and do it just to cover

it off.”

—NZ Herald

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

• By Samantha Mythen

CANTERBURY households

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The latest Westpac McDermott

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collaborative” through adversity.

The need to respond and

adapt quickly to a very different

world has also created a very

unique culture of innovation

with a greater emphasis on

encouraging and supporting new

ideas and ways of working,” she

said.

“Our focus is very much on

looking forward and how we

position our city for the future.”

Watson said the key to upholding

the confidence would be

getting the region down to alert

level 1 as soon as possible.

“We know that many businesses

can’t operate at full capacity

at alert level 2 – and for some, it

is not financially viable to open,

which will impact the livelihoods

NEWS 11

Canterbury tops chart for

economic confidence

FAST FACTS: ECONOMIC CONFIDENCE

Canterbury: 25 per cent (September quarter) /

5 per cent (June quarter)

Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay: 18 per cent / 15 per cent

Southland: 15 per cent / 13 per cent

Wellington: 11 per cent / 11 per cent

Taranaki/Manawatu-Wanganui: 11 per cent /

13 per cent

Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast: 8 per cent /

11 per cent

Waikato: 7 per cent / 21 per cent

Northland: 4 per cent / -6 per cent

Bay of Plenty: 1 per cent / 9 per cent

Otago: -2 per cent / 10 per cent

Auckland: -7 per cent / 10 per cent

UP: While regional economic confidence dipped in

the September quarter across most of the country,

Canterbury’s increased, topping the nationwide chart.

Thursday September 30 2021 The Star

of our community, which is why

we continue to advocate strongly

for a move to alert level 1,” she

said.

The chamber was a part of the

90forCanterbury programme, a

business-led campaign to help

get 90 per cent of Cantabrians to

have at least one vaccination by

Labour Weekend.

Gordon said given the extended

lockdown, Aucklanders

were the most pessimistic in the

country.

Across the country, confidence

fell in six regions (Auckland,

Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki/Manawatu-Whanganui,

Nelson/Marlborough/West

Coast

and Otago), rose in four regions

(Northland, Gisborne/Hawke’s

Bay, Canterbury and Southland),

and remained unchanged in

Wellington.

Federated Farmers Mid

Canterbury president David

Clark said he thought

Canterbury topped the regions

because of dairy prices.

However, he was concerned

about the region’s future.

“We have a fundamental lack

of people in productive sectors

such as the dairy industry and

seasonal stuff,” he said.

“Our key migrant workers are

thinking of leaving New Zealand

for Australia or Canada.”


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The Star Thursday September 30 2021

12

NEWS

Governors

Bay jetty

closer to

rebuild

• By Samantha Mythen

FUNDRAISING efforts to rebuild

the Governors Bay jetty will

soon be ramped up as the tender

process nears completion.

The Governors Bay Jetty

Restoration Trust is evaluating

the tenders submitted. It will then

select a contractor for the jetty’s

rebuild.

Said trust secretary Louisa

Eades: “The announcement

of a start date will then be the

beginning of our publicity

campaign, that will take

fundraising to the next level.”

For the past few weeks, trust

volunteers, including Eades, have

been inspecting timber to be used

for the jetty’s decking.

Four new trustees were

appointed at the trust’s annual

meeting on Sunday, expanding

the group’s “skillset.”

The trust has already received

more than $900,000 from the

city council for the project, and

conducted its own fundraising.

To get involved with the project

visit www.savethejetty.org

SOMETIMES THEY just don’t

make them like they used to.

That’s certainly the case

for three old timber sledges

that have just been carefully

maintained before they head

back down to Scott Base for

another busy season to

help measure potential sea level

rise.

Doug Henderson has been

in Christchurch carrying out

essential maintenance on

Antarctica New Zealand’s

Nansen and Tamworth style

sledges, so they can continue to

support science on the ice.

“I’ve really loved working on

this project. These sledges are

about 40-50 years old and have

been used throughout their

lives in Antarctica, so they were

well built and have been well

maintained over the years,” the

Arrowtown craftsman said.

The fact they are still being

used for important work in

Antarctica is pretty amazing.

They have stood the test of time.”

Made of predominantly ash

and hickory timber, the sledges

have had some New Zealand

beech added during maintenance

work over the years.

Henderson is a bit of an

Antarctic veteran – he’s been

down to the ice about 11 times

over 30 years and has done a

lot of work with the Antarctic

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New lease of life for sledges

Heritage Trust. Helping conserve

Hillary’s Hut in the 2016-17

season was one of the projects

he has worked on, along with

repairing the same sledges

previously.

He has replaced some of the

cracked sledge runners and the

leather lashings, which were

sourced from Australia. They’re

preserved using special vegetable

tannins for flexibility even in

very cold climates.

The other rope lashings were

impregnated with Stockholm tar

to improve their durability, and

Linseed oil was brushed on the

sledges to finish the maintenance

process.

This season, they will be

towed behind skidoos carrying

sensitive radar equipment used

to measure changes in the

thickness of the Ross Ice Shelf

caused by melting.

The ongoing research, which

is led by the National Institute

of Water and Atmospheric

Research’s Craig Stewart, will

help predict the future of the ice

shelf, and in turn, sea level rise.

Stewart, who has used the

TEST OF

TIME: Doug

Henderson

repairing the

old sledges

before they

head back

to the ice

for another

season.

PHOTO: GEOFF

SLOAN ​

sledges for his research for

many years, says they are ideal

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as they move over the often

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14

OPINION

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Newstalk

ZB’s

political

editor

Barry

Soper

says the

Government is under

real pressure

THIS GOVERNMENT is

running out of fingers to plug the

holes in the dyke.

Observe the body language of

the prime minister and it’s obvious

to me at least the pressure

she’s under.

She was fidgeting with her face

mask to such an extent in Parliament’s

debating chamber on

Tuesday that the audio had static.

It’s as though the stable door’s

been ripped off its hinges and

the horse is nowhere in sight.

Everyone’s being caught by

surprise, with the Government

being about as transparent as a

brick wall.

Take the past 48 hours for

example.

No doubt reeling from the latest

One News-Colmar Brunton

opinion poll, where Labour’s

ratings have shed 10 per cent in

less than a year, even though it

remains on a relatively respectable

43 per cent, it won’t be

happy.

The Covid cushion is losing its

stuffing. Lockdowns usually sees

the party getting a sympathetic

bump in the polls from a frightened,

insecure public. But with

one death in 1185 cases in the

current outbreak, it isn’t creating

the climate of fear that they’ve

relied on.

So, they’ve moved into overdrive

to take our minds off the

recovery road.

Interest deductibility for

property investors, announced

without detail last March, has

suddenly got the detail and it’ll

be in place from Friday – no

more tax relief there.

No sooner had they dealt

with that, they dropped another

bombshell, again in the property

arena, with commercial property

owners being left punch drunk

with Justice Minister Kris Faafoi

putting in some time at the office

and announcing leases were being

changed.

Faafoi, who doesn’t have a

legal bone in his body, is making

changes to property law, inserting

a clause allowing a tenant to

pay a “fair proportion” of their

rent where Covid has impacted

on their business. It avoids the

Government having to step up

to compensate the struggling

tenants.

Labour, Ardern look rattled

OVERDRIVE: A drop in popularity will have Jacinda Ardern

under pressure along with managing Covid.

Do you agree with Soper’s viewpoint? Email barry@

starmedia.kiwi Keep responses to 200 words or less.

And that, without any consultation

with the landlords,

came into effect last night. They

tried to do it last year but the

man who is made up in equal

parts of legal and political bones,

Winston Peters, stopped them

doing it. He rightly argued the

sanctity of contract law but when

you have an outright majority,

as Labour has, they can do what

they like.

In the coming days they’ll be

at it again. Nanaia Mahuta’s taking

the axe to the Three Waters

law, where 67 local body councils

own the infrastructure that ratepayers

have paid for over many

years, which will be claimed and

turned into four bureaucratic

behemoths.

There are only a handful of

councils that agree with the

change. The majority it seems to

me see it as theft. But the Local

Government Minister’s shown

opposition is of no consequence

– remember the Māori electoral

wards that are now part of the

makeup with all objection being

legislated away.

And the brick wall transparency

was again at play by the end of

the day. Trade Minister Damien

O’Connor’s off overseas again

this week, this time to the United

States and to Europe. Few would

argue with a minister travelling

to promote New Zealand’s wares,

but you can argue with the way

we found out.

The news of his trip was

tweeted by the United States’

charge d’affaires Kevin Covert.

MIQ spaces will be awaiting

his return, no need for a lottery

there.

Expect Jacinda Ardern to head

off overseas in November as well.

A tip-off to the up-coming travel

was checked out with her office

with a spokesperson saying “no

travel has been confirmed and

would be dependent on the domestic

situation with Covid.”

They’re political weasel words

which we have to listen to daily.

Ardern will be hoping the dyke

will withstand the pressure

between now and then.

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Ratepayers are paying $130,000

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Membership is meant to

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LGNZ has already stated that

it will not fight Wellington on

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made compulsory, and without

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are meant to represent, have

already entered into a heads of

agreement with the Government

over the proposal.

Crs Sam MacDonald and Jake

McLellan have made a motion

to cancel our membership with

LGNZ as it no longer truly

represents the city council and

its ratepayers.

I support both councillors in

this motion. Why pay fees to

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Councils up and down the

country are not happy with

three waters as well as the way it

is being rushed through.

Smaller councils need bigger

cities like Christchurch to stand

with them the way LGNZ is

meant to.

There are many options

to achieve the goals of three

waters, which we all agree on,

but Wellington hasn’t been

interested in others’ ideas,

insisting their way is the only

way to achieve these goals.

Who is working for the people

and who is working for

control?

–Dianne Downward

North Beach Zoo

I remember the zoo fondly

back in the 70s. My boss at the

time was a good friend of Bill’s,

so we used to do a lot of maintenance

and building of enclosures

for the animals.

Working on Charlie the

crocodile’s pen was interesting

but quite harrowing. He used to

rear up when we were working

on the top of his pen, teeth flying

everywhere.

Bill also had a galah (pink

cockatoo), which used to spend

the whole day emptying the nails

from a nail box one by one, then

never putting them back!

There were a few otters as well.

We had to work in pairs, keeping

an eye on each other in case the

otters sneaked up on us. They

did have rather sharp teeth.

That’s just a few memories of

my building days at Bill’s zoo.

I hope some other stories come

forth as well.

–Andrew Harris

I remember my husband and I

taking our three young children

to North Beach Zoo.

We didn’t have a nice experience.

The zoo stank and we remember

seeing a monkey covered in

sores biting itself.

This upset our children so

when we heard the zoo had

closed we weren’t surprised.

I haven’t heard many positive

things, but it was interesting

reading the story in The Star.

–Judy Jackson

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Political recipe

It is timely to share this

recipe with readers. This

dish is concocted to ensure

collaboration.

Green Junket

Ingredients:

1 entitled Green MP – James

Shaw.

14 green hangers-on

350,000 air miles.

Buckets of Jacinda juice

sweeteners or any other artificial

sweeteners

210 MIQ nights

15 giant carbon footprints.

Method:

Oil well with Government

largess. Stir in sheets of

hypocrisy. Cover with waffle, hot

air and carbon credits.

Best served with bowls of

ridicule and large slices of

cynicism.

–Madge Baker

David Havili

Great insight in article on

Crusaders and All Black player

David Havili (September 23).

His battles with health and

getting back in the All Blacks

has been inspirational. His move

from fullback to midfield (even

though he had played there

before) has been so successful.

Initially for the Crusaders and

now the All Blacks. Good on

him.

–Graham Paterson

We want to hear your views

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MEMORIES: Zoo owner Bill Grey, with Suzy the lion.

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OPINION 21

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ince Environment Canterbury

Protection climate-change needed emergency to stop our lakes from ‘flipping’

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

our productive and protected land pressures due to river system

Environment

jeopardised by the arrival and change.

spread of new, exotic weeds and Wetlands are also ecosystems

Canterbury Chair

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

Jenny Hughey

All these eventualities have degraded by draining, damming

to be planned and prepared for, and diversion affecting their

and enhance that work.

fleet hybrid or long-range electric

and Environment Canterbury ability to sequester carbon,

That work included setting by 2022. Carbon emissions from

will remain in the vanguard of cleanse freshwater and mitigate

I’M SURE that for many of plants become shaded out and

up a climate-change integration air travel across the organisation

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

you the Ashburton Lakes/Ō increasingly struggle to compete

programme Tū Wharekai in are the a Long-term favourite Plan with are a offset growing via our algae own population.

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

biodiversity

2018-28, destination ensuring to spend climate a day or change programmes.

The problem is exacerbated

Waimakariri River flood

With biosecurity, we are

was two actively out of the considered city and reconnect across by the According plants being to a less Madworld able to

protection project, completed putting greater emphasis on the

report

workstreams, with nature. increasing visibility dampen in 2019, down our gross the waves emissions the late last year. The network of risks of new pests establishing

were

of It’s the a science wonderful and part what of we the know lake 2253 shore. tonnes This of increases carbon dioxide shoreline

(CO2) erosion equivalent, and sediment compared going protect half a million people and temperatures, changing soils and

floodgates and stopbanks will in Canterbury. Warming

about country, the with impact the of big climate Canterbury

with

change sky stretching on Canterbury, over the hills and liaising and into removals the lake.

$8 billion of community and new land uses mean new weeds

of 7883 tonnes of CO2-

on the the iconic issue lakes with themselves. iwi and regional equivalent All this can through set a lake our on efficiency its business assets from a possible especially, will be able to gain a

partners,

Sadly, however,

other local

the

authorities

natural way

efforts

to flipping.

“super flood”.

better foothold across the region.

and from forestry planting The last major flood was in

and

beauty

central

of these

government.

lakes belies a

across

Our research

2700 hectares.

shows that this

More broadly, we have to

serious environmental issue that is the very process that is under December 1957, when parts curb reliance on fossil fuels and

As an organisation, we have The changing climate will pose

must be urgently addressed. way with the Ashburton Lakes/Ō of Coutts Island in Belfast and find environmentally suitable

also made significant progress in many risks to life and livelihood CONCERNS: Testing for toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) in Lake

A recent report commissioned Tū Wharekai. The water quality Kainga were swamped by river alternatives, such as electricity and

addressing our own greenhousegas

the emissions, Department with of Conservation

our

cases, we have with seen Lake how Clearwater occasional, a member metres of per a working second group (cumecs). set nutrient transport. reductions required. rūnanga.

in Canterbury. In recent years Clearwater.

PHOTO: ASHBURTON DISTRICT COUNCIL

by Environment Canterbury and is deteriorating rapidly in some flow peaking at 3990 cubic hydrogen, to power our public

Christchurch found that these building lakes face receiving a a particularly but extreme, serious weather case. events have up by The papatipu protection rūnanga scheme to urgently

designed find a way to defend to protect Christchurch these partners Lowndes to work retired out what as chair tools of terbury lakes that are enjoyed by

has been We’re When currently my speaking predecessor with Steve Letting these wonderful Can-

“market-leading” very real and immediate energy risk efficiency of had It can huge be extraordinarily

effects on residents and

rating ‘flipping’. of 5.0 out of 6 in the year difficult infrastructure to bring around a flipped the lake South precious from lakes. a flood of as much as 6500 can be this developed council to late support last year, he so many degrade beyond repair

to Flipping February is on when the a National healthy lake back Island. to a natural state, even if We cumecs. know that it will take a those highlighted whose activities some may of the be big would be an unacceptable legacy

Australian with clear water Built Environment

and an abundance

of System waterborne New Zealand. plants be-

reduced, along the so Marlborough we need to take coast steps and iwi, leadership the local council, of biodiversity statutory and levels optimistic in the lakes. we would be able to • Cr Jenny Hughey is chair

the nutrients The driest and parts sediment of our region, are collective Environment effort between Canterbury’s farmers, contributing changes to on the the nutrient way. He was to leave to the next generation.

Rating

comes The building’s murky and features dominated include by now across to prevent much of this the from Canterbury happening.

Plains, are expected to get even users underpinned to get the required by climate-change results. it’s vital climate that we change act swiftly. and sustainability.

No Council (Environment

agencies, biosecurity and recreational programmes lake is also There deal is with much the to “pressing be done and issues” of the Canterbury Regional

184 algae. solar It’s panels caused which by an increase can

generate in the level more of nutrients than 55,000 such as drier. The research North-westerly reveals that storms it is are We concerns. also know that we can’t one wants I share to see his these confidence. iconic As a Canterbury)

kilowatt nitrogen hours and phosphorus of electricity in per the a combination predicted to become of agriculture, more intense, take a

year.

with torrential alpine rainstorms

Canterbury’s one-size-fits-all distinct approach. braided lakes community, become so degraded. and as a council, They

water. These nutrients promote

There has been a 26% reduction turning our braided rivers into

rivers and unique wetlands face we are taking some bold steps to

the growth It’s of algae. a year human since activity, and, to a Environment lesser The circumstances for each lake are for all Cantabrians to enjoy.

extent, birdlife that is affecting many challenges. The rivers form

Canterbury

are different.

As well

ensure

as their

we

recreational

are in a better place to

per The staff algae member affect in the emissions level of the roaring nutrient rapids, levels. fuelling landslides

We’ll

a vital

need

ecological

to study

link

each

and

one

provide

value,

cope

many

with

are

the

culturally

changing climate

since light reaching 30 declared June 2010. the lakebed. We now The have a climate-change emergency

and Environment causing widespread Canterbury erosion. is a individually an abundant and food work supply out the and significant

and the

taonga

tests

to

it will

Canterbury

set us. But

access to electric and hybrid

Canterbury’s coastal

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

vehicles JENNY and hope HUGHEY to have explains half our what communities will be threatened native birds – most classified as by sea-level more. rise this century and

the council has been doing.

The formal declaration of a

state of climate emergency across

Canterbury was one of the most

serious, and colourful, moments

in the regional council’s more than

30-year history.

A year ago this Saturday,

at 11.49am, Environment

Canterbury became New Zealand’s

first council to proclaim such an

emergency, formally dedicating

itself to consideration of climate

change at the heart of all it does.

The declaration highlighted

that all the work Environment

Canterbury does – from

freshwater management to

biodiversity and biosecurity,

transport and urban development

to air quality, and also regional

leadership – has a climate change

focus.

Currently, under the Resource

Management Act, regional

councils are required only to adapt

to climate change, not mitigate

it – that responsibility is the

Government’s, but could change.

Even in ‘adapt mode’ many

of Environment Canterbury’s

existing policies and plans already

contribute to reduced emissions.

In declaring the climate

emergency, the Council noted it

would continue to show leadership

on climate-change and do so

without adding new programmes

at ratepayers’ expense. It also gave

staff a clear mandate to continue

and enhance that work.

That work included setting

up a climate-change integration

programme in the Long-term Plan

2018-28, ensuring climate change

was actively considered across

workstreams, increasing visibility

of the science and what we know

about the impact of climate

change on Canterbury, and liaising

on the issue with iwi and regional

partners, other local authorities

and central government.

As an organisation, we have

also made significant progress in

addressing our own greenhousegas

emissions, with our

Christchurch building receiving a

“market-leading” energy efficiency

rating of 5.0 out of 6 in the year

to February on the National

Australian Built Environment

Rating System New Zealand.

The building’s features include

184 solar panels which can

generate more than 55,000

kilowatt hours of electricity per

year.

There has been a 26% reduction

per staff member in emissions

since 30 June 2010. We now have

access to electric and hybrid

vehicles and hope to have half our

Environment

Canterbury Chair

Jenny Hughey

fleet hybrid or long-range electric

by 2022. Carbon emissions from

air travel across the organisation

are offset via our own biodiversity

programmes.

According to a Madworld report

in 2019, our gross emissions were

2253 tonnes of carbon dioxide

(CO2) equivalent, compared with

removals of 7883 tonnes of CO2-

equivalent through our efficiency

efforts and from forestry planting

across 2700 hectares.

The changing climate will pose

many risks to life and livelihood

in Canterbury. In recent years

we have seen how occasional,

but extreme, weather events have

had huge effects on residents and

infrastructure around the South

Island.

The driest parts of our region,

along the Marlborough coast and

across much of the Canterbury

Plains, are expected to get even

drier. North-westerly storms are

predicted to become more intense,

with torrential alpine rainstorms

turning our braided rivers into

roaring rapids, fuelling landslides

and causing widespread erosion.

Canterbury’s coastal

communities will be threatened

our productive and protected land

jeopardised by the arrival and

spread of new, exotic weeds and

pests from warmer climates.

All these eventualities have

to be planned and prepared for,

and Environment Canterbury

will remain in the vanguard of

these climate change efforts.

One example is the $40 million

Waimakariri River flood

protection project, completed

late last year. The network of

floodgates and stopbanks will

protect half a million people and

$8 billion of community and

business assets from a possible

“super flood”.

The last major flood was in

December 1957, when parts

of Coutts Island in Belfast and

Kainga were swamped by river

flow peaking at 3990 cubic

metres per second (cumecs).

The protection scheme has been

designed to defend Christchurch

from a flood of as much as 6500

cumecs.

Environment Canterbury’s

leadership of biodiversity and

biosecurity programmes is also

underpinned by climate-change

concerns.

Canterbury’s distinct braided

rivers and unique wetlands face

many challenges. The rivers form

a vital ecological link and provide

an abundant food supply and

nesting grounds for 26 species of

native birds – most classified as

Thursday September 30 2021 The Star

threatened and facing increased

pressures due to river system

change.

Wetlands are also ecosystems

at-risk nationally and regionally,

degraded by draining, damming

and diversion affecting their

ability to sequester carbon,

cleanse freshwater and mitigate

flooding, as well as impacting on

biodiversity and mahinga kai.

With biosecurity, we are

putting greater emphasis on the

risks of new pests establishing

in Canterbury. Warming

temperatures, changing soils and

new land uses mean new weeds

especially, will be able to gain a

better foothold across the region.

More broadly, we have to

curb reliance on fossil fuels and

find environmentally suitable

alternatives, such as electricity and

hydrogen, to power our public

transport.

When my predecessor Steve

Lowndes retired as chair of

this council late last year, he

highlighted some of the big

changes on the way. He was

optimistic we would be able to

deal with the “pressing issues” of

climate change and sustainability.

I share his confidence. As a

community, and as a council,

we are taking some bold steps to

ensure we are in a better place to

cope with the changing climate

and the tests it will set us. But

there will always be a need to do

more.


22 The Star Thursday September 30 2021

Villa Maria College

Learn To Prize What Is Of Value

TERm 3 UPdaTE

Villa makes Girls’ Rugby Grand Final

We are incredibly proud of our Rugby team, who made it through to the Miles

Toyota Cup Grand Final at Linfield Park on Saturday 18 September.

The girls came up against defending champions, CGHS. Neither team has lost

a game this season, and missed the chance to play each other due to bad

weather - so the final was the first time this season that they met on field.

Congratulations to CGHS on a great win and a big congratulations to our team.

It was a great competitive final game and we never gave up. A big thanks to

our amazing coaches Richard Arnott, Pete Cahill, James Jowsey, Ben Crawford

and Georgia. We couldn’t have done it without you. Bring on 2022!

Winter Woollies for

those in need

Earlier this term, Villa’s Young Vinnies

loaded up the results of the successful

Winter Woollies drive into the St

Vincent de Paul van.

This group of girls have worked hard

throughout the year to support

those in our community who are less

fortunate, by holding clothing and food

drives.

This particular project saw our Young

Vinnies collecting high quality warm

clothing from the Villa community to

be donated to the Hornby shop for

those in need.

Villa turns yellow for

R U OK? day

Thursday 9 September was R U OK?

Day, and students were invited to come

to school dressed in yellow to show

their support.

R U OK? is a harm prevention charity

that encourages people to stay

connected and have conversations that

can help others through difficult times

in their lives. It also encourages people

to invest more time in their personal

relationships and building the capacity

of informal support networks – friends,

family and colleagues.

Thanks to our student leaders, who

have been busy shining a light on this

important subject.

Year 12 Retreat: prayer and connection

Just before the country went into Alert Level 4 Lockdown, our Year 12 girls

went on their annual Retreat, a much-anticipated event for our students.

The Retreat was a fantastic experience for the girls, with two days of prayer,

liturgy, yoga, nature, personality testing, team building, and understanding

Catherine McAuley – the founder of the Sisters of Mercy.

Happy 20th Birthday to our beloved Library

Term 3 marks 20 years since the opening of Villa’s Library and Information Resource

Centre. While the technology in the Library has changed dramatically over the

past two decades, it remains a much-loved, warm and welcoming space at Villa - a

favourite spot for many students and staff over the years.

In 2000, the new Library was constructed over the old central netball court and was

completed in August 2001. The new Library was officially opened by Sister Pauline

O’Regan in whose honour the new building was named.

Villa Cycling - named

Top Girls’ School

Overall

Congratulations to our Villa Cycling

Team, named Top Girls’ School Overall

for this season’s points. This is an

outstanding achievement in a very

competitive field.

Special mention to Sammie Hawthorne-

Walker, who placed third Overall U20

Girls; and Jade Richardson, who placed

first Overall U14 Girls. Well done also to

our Senior Girls’ Time Trial Team, who

placed third in the Litolff Cup this year.

Villa’s past pupils

shine at the

Olympics!

It was exciting to watch two Villa

past pupils fly the New Zealand

flag at the recent Tokyo Olympics.

Villa past pupil, rower Grace

Prendergast and her partner Kerri

Gowler won Gold in the women’s

pair, and then Grace went on

to win Silver in the Women’s

Eight. With both finals taking

place during the school day, the

College Hall was packed with

students to cheer Grace and the

Kiwi rowers on! Did you see us on

One News?

Another Villa past pupil, Maddie

Davidson has made history at the

Tokyo Olympics, as New Zealand’s

first ever female trampolinist

to go to an Olympics. Maddie

finished tenth in the world at

her first Olympics, and we are

incredibly proud of her.

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Thursday September 30 2021 The Star

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It’s time to let the sun in, Canterbury

TO CELEBRATE the opening

of its Christchurch solar hub,

Lightforce is gifting a $30,000

solar system and battery to a

local organisation that does

great things in the Canterbury

community.

Lightforce is

committed to

partnering with

organisations

that align with

its goals so,

as part of its

Solar for Good

Luke Nutting

programme,

it’s asking

Cantabrians to nominate a

deserving charity or not-forprofit

that could do more good

work with the money it will save

on electricity.

Environmental appeal and

energy independence have long

been major selling points of solar

and they are becoming even more

appealing as we shift away from

fossil fuels and towards lowercarbon

energy sources.

Residential power prices have

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2000, far in excess of the rate of

inflation, and the price of solar

panels has come down dramatically

in recent years, so going

solar also makes financial sense,

especially in a sun-soaked region

like Canterbury.

Chief executive Luke Nutting

says a lot of Lightforce customers

are not paying anything for

their power and are often getting

credits from their power companies

because they sell energy back

into the grid.

Lightforce is the country’s

fastest-growing solar installer and

has delivered world-class solar

solutions to over 6000 residential,

commercial and agricultural customers

around the country.

Around 80 per cent of the

systems Lightforce now installs

include batteries, which means

solar energy can be used when we

need it most – peak usage times

in the morning and at night.

And, in what Nutting sees as a

big endorsement of the company

and its vision, it recently signed

an exclusive distribution deal

with global battery powerhouse

Energizer Homepower.

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- Lightforce Northland charity winner


24 The Star Thursday September 30 2021

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

Punting on the Avon Join the Quail Island

Treasure Hunt

See the Avon River and Botanic

Gardens from a different perspective

with Punting on the Avon!

Departing from the historic Antigua

Boat Sheds, this guided 30 minute

tour glides along the river into

the heart of the Botanic Gardens.

See the river’s flora and wildlife

up close from the sturdy and safe

handcrafted punt boats (blankets

are available on cooler days).

Your punter will give you a live

commentary as you sit back, relax

and take in the sights.

Come and find the hidden pirates on Quail

Island these school holidays and we’ll reward

you with treasure. Choose from a morning,

afternoon or full day trip when booking.

Adults cruise at kids prices, just $15

return. Just add code PIRATES21 when

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And don’t forget, under 5’s travel for free

all year round.

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

Kids visit half price

Orana Wildlife Park

The Spring Holidays are the perfect time

to visit Orana Wildlife Park because kids

get in for half price! Up to four children

(5-14 years) enter at half price with each

paying adult, when presenting this listing

(valid 2-17 October 2021).

Orana Wildlife Park provides amazing

opportunities for people to connect

with wildlife. Visitors can see NZ’s only

gorillas, the South Island’s only tigers,

meet the delightful otters, hand feed

majestic giraffe, meet mighty rhino up

close, observe iconic kiwi and encounter

mischievous kea. Scheduled presentations

occur daily. Visitors can enjoy the antics

of lions, cheetah, lace

monitors, Tasmanian

devils, painted dogs,

stunning native birds and

reptiles, friendly farmyard

creatures, monkeys,

meerkats and much more!

Visitors can board our

Safari Shuttle for a zoo tour or join a

guided walkabout to explore the Park.

A wildlife themed shop is stocked with

fabulous gifts for any occasion and our

magnificent café offers stunning views of

the animals.

Park staff are proud

to make genuine

contributions to breed

for release recovery

programmes for

threatened native wildlife,

such as kākāriki karaka/

orange-fronted parakeet.

By visiting, you are directly supporting

Orana’s conservation efforts.

Following us on Facebook is a great

way to keep updated with the latest news

including animal arrivals!

Experience the ultimate animal

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Thursday September 30 2021 The Star 25

From family fun to

corporate challenges

If you’re looking for a venue

to have some group-based fun –

look no further than Laser Strike.

The concept of Laser Strike is

simple - they equip you with a

dual weapon phaser pack and

send you into the gaming arena

where you choose your own

tactics as to how you are going to

play, to tag as many opponents

as you can all while maintaining

your own shield health.

The Laser Strike arena is themed as an

‘ancient ruins’ and is bathed in black lights

that create an awesome sensory response

with the fluorescent colours. The music

adds to this ambience and creates an

exciting atmosphere for people of all ages.

Laser Strike is a locally-owned

business run by Gary Hancock and

his small but super-friendly crew.

The motto is simple – to continue

being the best group entertainment

in Christchurch.

They host all sorts of groups,

teams, businesses and families.

Whether it’s for a birthday party or

just a fun activity (yes, you will need

to move), then Laser Strike is such a

great option.

Its size really does set it apart and

they can easily host up to 40 players at a

time. For smaller groups, they will either

add you in with others or they have a suite

of boutique and tactical games.

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26 The Star Thursday September 30 2021

YOUR YARD

Your Yard

If you are planning to have people over in

a week or so, there are a few things you can

do quickly to make your garden look good.

First up there’s the lawn, if you have one.

Resist the temptation to put off mowing it

thinking you can have one big cutting day.

A good-looking lawn will ``hide’’ a lot of

garden sins but to look lush and carpetlike

it needs regular, light trimming. It is

therefore worthwhile finding the time to

run over it frequently, no matter how busy

you may be.

Equal in impact value is trimming edges

and hedges. If these look tidy your garden

looks tidy even if it is sporting some

weeds.

On the other hand, if they are ragged, they

will set an unruly tone. As far as the weeds

go, knock them back with weed killer if

that’s your preference. This is important

with weeds growing in driveways or

between patio pavers but you will need to

chip the dead and near dead ones away in

those areas.

If your time is very limited, don’t worry

about weeds in the garden unless they are

large, if it’s impact you are after there are

more fruitful things you can do. Patios,

decks and driveways near the house

should get close attention. Find time to get

rid of any algae and mould and remember

that recoating or repainting can have a big

effect.

If you have bare garden areas, consider

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GARDENING

Enjoy the sweet

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variety. They look amazing.

And they make great

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planting sweet peas.

This lovely addition to

your garden can be grown

from seeds. However, I

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The dwarf mixed variety

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to about 30-40cm and is

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bedding and pots.

The fragrant beauty

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And while all varieties

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180cm and produce extra

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place to plant. Sweet peas

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GARDENING 29

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Time to plant new fruit trees

EVEN THOUGH we are now

well into spring, frosts, wet soil

and cold winds are still to be

expected.

However, the outlook is

brightened by the appearance

of blooming azaleas, camellias,

flowering rhododendrons and

flowering cherries. It’s an excellent

time to plan your summer

garden.

It’s harvest time for those

maturing vegetables that were

planted in late summer/autumn.

Veges to harvest now

include artichoke (Jerusalem),

broccoli, brussels sprouts,

cabbages, cauliflowers, carrots,

celery, leeks, lettuce, parsnips,

silver beet, spinach and swedes.

Where possible, prepare the

soil for late spring plantings,

digging to a depth of 200mm

and adding compost as you go.

Ensure it is mixed in well.

Flowering annuals should

now be providing masses of

colour in your gardens and

containers. Remove dead flowers

to encourage continuous

blooming.

Top up existing plantings

with ‘potted colour’ annuals

that have been grown to the

flowering stage.

Complete pruning of deciduous

fruit trees and spray with

copper oxychloride to prevent

fungal diseases reappearing.

Grapes can also be pruned.

Garden centres and nurseries

now have new season fruit trees

in stock.

Plan your purchase carefully.

Part of your fruit tree selection

should be to ensure you have

a year-round supply of fresh

fruit. You can easily do this by

planting a few varieties that crop

at different times of the year.

In warmer areas, a variety of

citrus are now ripening, including

mandarins, lemons, limes,

grapefruit and early oranges.

Last plantings of strawberries

should be completed.

Garden centres are bursting

with new stock of a wide range

of ornamental trees and shrubs.

September is a very safe month

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CHRISTCHURCH United

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reaches a tantalising conclusion

this weekend.

United improved to second

place behind runaway Southern

League leaders Cashmere

Technical with a 4-2 win over

bottom-placed Green Island producing

a five-goal positive goal

difference ahead of third-ranked

Selwyn United, who also have 10

competition points.

United can claim the second

and final berth by ending the

South City Royals’ season on Saturday,

with the fifth-placed club

still in contention if they prevail

at the Christchurch Football

Centre.

“Things have fallen our way in

the last couple of weeks, we’ve

picked up a couple of wins and

now we’re in a position where

our destiny in our own hands,”

said United coach Danny Halligan.

The former All White traced

the side’s resurgence back to a

3-2 loss to Cashmere Technical

in their last game before the

Covid-19 lockdown-inspired

break.

“I thought we made a significant

move there. We were

leading 2-0 for 70 minutes. We

were starting to show some really

good signs there and we’ve

continued on from that.”

Halligan said in some ways

the Covid-19 disruption was a

positive.

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The players came out of it

really fit whether they freshened

up or they did a lot of hard

work,” he said.

“Physically we’re in good

shape. We had two or three

injured players where the (lockdown)

period was a godsend for

them. It gave them a chance to

recover.”

Captain James McClay and

Matt Bergin are already back in

action while Michael Gealogo

could rejoin the squad this weekend.

United improved from fourth

after beating Green Island but

Halligan was taking nothing for

granted.

“Early on people wrote off

the Dunedin teams but they’ve

been quite competitive. Two of

them are still in with a shout of

qualifying.

“Form varies a lot. Coastal

were doing really well and

they’ve dropped into a bad patch.

Selwyn and ourselves had periods

where we weren’t going that

well but we’ve come right.

“It’s been an even competition,

we’ve got five teams looking for

that last spot.”

Selwyn United are aiming

for a profitable road trip to outof-contention

Nelson Suburbs,

while to cloud the qualification

picture further Coastal Spirit

could also advance in spite of a

slip up last weekend.

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Beaten 4-2 by Selwyn United,

Coastal Spirit were on the back

foot after conceding two goals

inside the opening 10 minutes.

Joe Arnott iced the victory in the

last minute of regulation

with his second strike.

Coastal Spirit approach

the final round of

fixtures in fourth on goal

difference, one of three

teams on nine points with

the South City Royals

and Dunedin’s other

qualification contenders,

Otago University.

Coastal Spirit have the

possible advantage of playing

Green Island in the

final match of the round on

Sunday, their hosts should

be taxed after playing Otago

University in a local derby

tomorrow night.

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BIG CLUB MATCH-UPS THIS WEEKEND

Cashmere Technical had

already nailed a qualifying berth

before last weekend but the

Mainland Football premiership

winners put an exclamation

mark on their Southern

League schedule with

a 5-0 drubbing of the

South City Royals

before taking this

weekend off.

Yuya Taguchi

recorded a hat-trick

inside an hour while

Jacob Richards and

Lyle Matthysen were

also on target to ensure

veteran defender Tom Schwarz

celebrated his 250th game for the

club in style with another title.

Southern League final round

draw:

Otago University v Green

Island, Football Turf, Friday 7pm;

Christchurch United v South City

Royals, Christchurch Football

Centre, Saturday 11.30pm;

Nelson Suburbs v Selwyn United

Saxton Field, Saturday 12pm;

Green Island v Coastal Spirit,

Sunnyvale, Sunday 12.30pm.

Points:

Cashmere Technical 18,

Christchurch United 10,

Selwyn United 10, Coastal

Spirit 9, South City Royals 9,

Otago University 9, Nelson

Suburbs 4, Green Island 1.

Rugby League

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The PHEV’s driveline is biased

well towards electric power, it

wants to use that 55km electriconly

range at first priority, the

petrol engine reluctant to come in

until there’s no charge left. Sure,

it works in traditional hybrid

fashion, petrol to charge batteries

and also supplement drive,

but if electric vehicle transport is

your first priority then the Eclipse

Cross would be perfect for your

daily commute.

Push-button modes can also

alter the way the combination

works, there are applications to

save battery power or drive in

electric mode-only at will.

The evaluation car came with

two cable types, one for domestic

supply and one for charging

stations. If I was a purchaser I’d

insist on both, just so that battery

top ups can be made from almost

anywhere there is electrical

supply. For the record, a 25min

charging station plug-in will take

the batteries up to 80 per cent.

On the subject of figures,

Mitsubishi also lists a total travel

distance of 660km using both

hybrid systems. A petrol consumption

combined cycle average

of 1.9-litres per 100km is claimed

at best possible usage.

The Eclipse Cross in this form

is also pretty handy under acceleration,

it will reach 100km/h

from a standstill in 9sec and will

make 120km/h from 80km/h in

6.8sec, a result of solid mid-range

urge thanks to the strength of

electric drive.

In petrol-only mode the driver

has access to 94kW and 199Nm,

add in 60kW and 70kW for the

motors front and rear and you

will find the Eclipse Cross gets

about its business without strain

or stress. Drive is channelled

GRAPHICS: A central dash display alerts the driver to the

Eclipse Cross’ drive modes.

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS PHEV: Hybrid power biased toward electric.

through a continuously variable

automatic transmission, it

is a quiet, seamless operating

system and one that Mitsubishi

has developed well in terms of

refinement.

Before you think the Eclipse

Cross can’t be a true SUV without

four-wheel-drive – take stock,

as I’ve just alluded to there is

an electric motor over the rear

axle which in turns makes it

all-wheel-drive. There are also

complicated electronic and

mechanical functions that you

can treat as normal four-wheeldrive

functions.

This is something Mitsubishi

does well, it builds on the 4WD

systems that have made Pajero,

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four-wheel-drive technology. The

Eclipse Cross PHEV is very much

a worthy cross-country and allroad

conqueror, easily fitting into

the soft-roader category with its

188mm of ground clearance.

I never took the evaluation

car off-road as such, it was

pristine when I picked it up

and I didn’t want to take it back

overly grubby. But I did tackle a

short shingle road loop near the

Hororata River and can report it

has wonderful suspension control

over corrugations, affording a

controlled in-cabin ride.

On the seal the Eclipse Cross

cruises capably and quietly,

just as you would expect from

any of today’s SUVs, it is the

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• Price – Mitsubishi Eclipse

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• Dimensions – Length,

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• Configuration – Fourcylinder,

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• Performance – 0-100km/h,

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• Fuel usage – 1.9l/100km

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In terms of handling it steers

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The Eclipse Cross hybrid comes

in two specification levels, the

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heated seats front and rear, heated

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would be satisfied with the XLS

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As time has served to prove

and this world of ours is keenly

focussed in reducing carbon

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change, I’ve been told every

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fossil fuel will be beneficial.

That’s where Mitsubishi’s hybrid

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For me, it was easy to get into

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night; taking the car back to the

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the dealership was day one of August’s

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I ended up driving the PHEV for

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If you enter now into discussions

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Well, the Eclipse Cross PHEV

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and an eight-year/160,000

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these are peace of mind offerings,

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shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best

all year round, for a great price.

Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

• Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

New Home Landscaping

Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features

• Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual

• Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

• Power

• Lighting

• Switchboards

POWER WASH

SPECIALISTS IN HOUSE WASHDOWNS

We are a Canterbury owned power wash

company that can handle all your exterior

wash requirements.

From the driveway to the top floor, we can remove

dirt, moss, and mould, clean windows and gutters,

remove graffiti and everything in between.

Call us today

P: 022 5146 253

www.thewashdownking.co.nz

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

Trades & Services

GLAZING

TWISTY GLASS &

GLAZING LTD

• Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists

• Splashbacks • All Broken Windows

THE CAT DOOR MAN

Phone Cushla or Darren Twist

027 352 6225

• Driveways

• All concrete

• Building

• Decorating

Licenced builder

Phone John: 027 224 2831

www.dohertybuilders.co.nz

AA SHOWER

CLEANING

From $60 Spring Clean

now!. Ph 021 022 824 85

ARBORIST

Qualified. Copper

Beech Tree Services.

Tree removal, pruning,

height reduction, hedge

trimming, shaping, tree

planting, firewood. Free

quote. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741.

copperbeechtreeservices@

gmail.com

BRICK & BLOCK

LAYING all restoration

work and new work plus

foundations, ph 342 9340

or 021 853 033

BUILDER QUALIfIED

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms,

Kitchens, Renovations,

Repairs & Extensions

Free quotes. Discount for

pensioners. Ph Mike 03

980 9771 or 027 2266 930

BUILDER QUALIfIED

Decks, T & G Flooring,

Villa Restoring, New

Homes, Weatherboards.

Free Quotes. Bennet &

Sons Ltd Sam 027 496-

9362 or Tony 027 224-

0374

BUILDER, HANDYMAN

MAINTENANCE Have

peace of mind with a

fully qualified owner

operator LBP. Available

for all jobs around the

home, commercial or

rental property (extremely

experienced in Healthy

Homes Reporting and

all Remedial works) Call

Chris on 027 3888 211

BUILDER

New builds, alterations,

decks, fencing. 30 yrs in

the trade has given me

ability to build to a high

standard. Free quotes. Ph

Brent 027 241 7471

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

CARPENTER/

BUILDER

Licensed Building

Practitioner no. 100981.

All carpentry & building

repairs & maintenance.

Alterations & property

upgrades. Laundries /

bathroom / kitchens

replaced. Specialising in

replacement of all rotten

timber, fascia boards,

window, windowsills etc.

John Sandford, ph 329

4616, mob 027 5189 598

johnsandford2@gmail.

com

COMPUTER REPAIRS

FAST Friendly

experienced techs

available to help you

now. Christchurch based.

All work guaranteed.

Computer Help 0800 349

669

CONCRETE CUTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

ELECTRICIAN

All types of domestic

& commercial work

undertaken, new housing,

alterations, extensions,

ranges, security lights,

quick response, efficient

service, free quotes,

city -wide. No call out

fee. M/S, 8-5. Call Pat

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

7331384.

with 24 years experience

replacements. Phone Chris

ELECTRICIAN

Prompt & reliable

registered electrician

for all residential and

commercial work, new

housing and switch board

027 516 0669

ELECTRICIAN

Available, 30 years

experience, immediate

start, competitive rate, ph

Brian 027 433 9548. No

call out fee

ELECTRICIAN

Registered, electrical

installation and repairs,

Gorbie Electrical, ph 021

026 73375 or 03 322 4209

ELECTRICIAN (REG)

Prompt, quality. Call Jack

027 206 0080

fENCING

All types of fencing . Free

quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

1920

GASfITTING

N.T. Gas Services.

Domestic gas installations.

Reg Craftsman Gas Fitter.

Ph Nick 021 892 491

GLAZIER

Glass repairs - pet doors

- conservatory roofs. Exp

Tradesman. Call Bill on

022 413 3504 or 981-1903


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Our unique restoration

processes will make your

tiled areas look NEW again!

We specialise in professional

cost effective solutions for

all your tile & grout issues.

• Tiled shower makeovers

• Re-colouring old grout

• Mouldy silicone replacement

• Professional tile/grout

cleaning, sealing & repairs

Trades & Services

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House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree & hedge trimming

Stump grinding

Gardening

Landscaping

Gutter cleaning

All aspects of

property maintenance

CALL us 021 405 277

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

HANDYMAN

For all those odd jobs. Ph

027 294 1508

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

LAWN CUTTING

& HEDGE TRIMMING

SERVICES 30 yrs + exp.

Ph Jerry 021 037 4138

LAWNMOWING

Weeding, pruning, outdoor

tidyup’s. Call Phil 021 661

246 for your free quote.

MOBILE CAR

CLEANING SERVICES

We come to you where

ever you are. Ring us

at 03 281 8054 for free

quotation.

ODD JOB SPECIALIST

Small jobs specialists.

eg: drippy taps, sticky

doors, locks, spouting/

fence repairs Discount for

pensioners. Ph 390 1565 or

022 5275 668. Avail now.

PAINTER, QUALIfIED

local professional, Int /

Ext,roofs,wallpaper, call

or text Corban 027 846

5035

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTING

&

PLASTERING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family run

business, work guaranteed.

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

HANDY - DAN

General Handyman for

all your maintenance

requirements. I specialise

in fences and decking, also

do spouting cleans and

repairs and everyday home

maintenance. NO JOB TO

BIG OR SMALL I can do

it all, please don’t hesitate

to call me on 022 600 7738

for a no obligation free PLASTERING

quote.

HOME CLEANING

SERVICES

Regular Weekly or

Fortnightly. Ring Vivien

at 03 365 8422 for free

quotation

renovations,

PAINTING

Small - Medium jobs

Free quotes Ph 027 294

1508.

(INT)

and small painting jobs.

Experience and excellence.

Small to Medium job

specialists in all aspects of

Interior Plastering. Please

call Tim 022 5380959

PLASTERER

Phone Finn for all your

interior plastering needs.

No job too small -

alterations,

holes & cracks. Free

quotes. I’ll beat any quote

by 10% .25 yrs exp. Canty

born. Ph 022 087 4351

PLASTERING (INT)

and small painting jobs.

Experience and

excellence. Small to

medium job specialists

in all aspects of Interior

Plastering. Please call

Tim 022 538 0959.

PLUMBER

A Top Plumbing job

completed at a fair price,

all work guaranteed, ph

Brian 021 112-3492 or 03

960 7673

FREE CALL

TEXT

EMAIL

0508 H2O BOY

426 269

027 245 5100

NICK@NICKJONESPLUMBING.CO.NZ

Re Roofing

Roof Repairs

Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

rooF

painting

by Certified Tradesman

Book now

and receive

20% discount.

Rope and harness

a speciality.

No scaffolding

required.

30 years

experience.

Free quotes,

call Craig

021 060 2392

ROOF

PAINTING 24/7

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

20% OFF other

roof quotes

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

water blasting.

Moss and mould

treatment $300.

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

PLUMBER

A Top Plumbing job

completed at a fair price,

all work guaranteed, ph

Brian 021 112-3492 or 03

960 7673

QEII COLLISION

REPAIRS

Free Courtesy Cars

(conditions apply),All

Insurance work, Rust

Repairs & Private work.

Spray-painting. Free

pickup & delivery. Ph. 03

388 5187

REMOVALS

Small furniture removals,

have own van, can fit

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc, honest

& reliable, any area

considered, ph Chch 027

517 7001

ROOfING

All Roof repairs, Roof

painting, moss treatments,

Gutter cleaning 10 + yrs

exp, free quotes 24 / 7, Ph

027 516 6609

SPOUTING CLEANING

SPECIALIST Entire

spouting system cleared.

Single or 2 storey. Jo 021

164 0365

SPOUTING CLEANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out, Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

SPOUTING

Select Spouting The

PVC specialist. Repairs &

replacement. Ph 022 197

2351

STUMP GRINDING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

Trades & Services

PAINTING

older painter

for older houses

50 years in trade

“All the skills”

Contact Jimmy Bell

0211221487

GST FREE

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

trade price!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

TILER ( MASTER )

Int / Ext. Res / Comm. .

Free quote. 18 yrs exp. Ph

Zac 021 1056 797

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

TREE SERVICES

Specialist tree pruning

& shaping Also garden

tidy-ups. Ph Hugh “THE

LITTLE GREEN

GROOMER” Ph 021 275

5445

TREE SERVICES

Hedges, shrubs, tree

trimming & rubbish

removal. Phone for free

quotes 022 540 4900

WINDOW CLEANING

Average 3 brm house

inside or out from $45.

Both from $80 Phone

Trevor 344-2170

WINDOW CLEANING

Average 3 brm house

inside or out from $45.

Both from $80 Phone

Trevor 344-2170

WINDOW CLEANING

Brown & White Ltd.

Family owned since 2001.

Ph Paul 027 229 3534

Situations Vacant

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

TEAM LEADER

Avonhead Area

Monday – Friday

3pm-6pm approx

We are looking for

cleaners to join our

commercial cleaning

team.

You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your

own transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

Avonhead Area

Monday – Friday

3pm-6pm approx

Hoon Hay Area

Monday – Friday

3pm-6pm

Airport Area

Monday – Friday

6pm-8pm

We are looking for

cleaners to join our

commercial cleaning

team.

You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your

own transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!

Wanted To Buy

STEVE PURCELL

ANTIQUES

BUYING

noW

Gold jewellery,

watches, coins,

medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

stevepurcellantiques.com

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

A+ ALL whiteware

wanted. Same day

service, cash paid for

freezes, fridges, washing

machines, ovens. Also

buying furniture & h/

hold effects. Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

Wanted To Buy

A1 Albums, old photo’s,

postcards, coins, gold,

bank notes, badges,

medals, jewellery,

watches, china, crystal,

books, furs, vintage

clothing, paintings,

furniture, estates &

downsizing. Etcetera

Antiques, 194 Edgeware

Rd 385 5117

ACADEMY ANTIQUES

Buying estates, antiques,

old china, crystal, art,

Royal Doulton , Royal

Albert etc. Best prices,

free appraisal. Call Rob

349-4229

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

BOOKS. Old wanted.

Anything considered incl

hunting, mountaineering,

fishing, childrens. Ph 354

1621

uniforms, badges, medals,

TOOLS, Garden garage,

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

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believe his eyes...

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classifieds...

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The Star Classifieds

Public Notices

STAMP AND

POSTCARD FAIR

The Philatelic Centre

67 Mandeville Street,

Riccarton

Saturday 2nd October

9am-12pm

Sellers tables available

Phone 027 6354 957

Real Estate

HOME WANTED 3-4

bedrooms. Looking in Nor

West areas, Beckenham

or Somerfield. Prefer

permanent material brick

and post 1990 build. Don’t

mind if it needs some TLC

- anything considered.

Cashed up buyer. Phone

021 372 479

INDUSTRIAL -

COMMERCIAL

property sought Off

Market. Deal to suit your

needs. Private qualified

buyer. Contact Lester 021

0244 9280

To Let

OVER 50’S RENTAL

ACCOMMODATION

phILLIpSTOwN

$225 pER wEEk

Includes furniture, heat

pump, smart TV, power

& internet. (Subsidy &

assistance may be available)

phONE STEVE

0800 552 255

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COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

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SCHOOLS. SPORTS CLUBS OR CULTURAL EVENTS

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promoting some of the great positive work being done

in the community. It also offers exceptional value for

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Incorporating

ISSUE 651 | FrIday 31 JUly 2020

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Public Notices

Senior Citizens

Outings

with Companion Driving Service Ltd

DEPARTING MONDAY 18 OCT

3 DAY TO PICTON by coach.

Overnight in Kaikoura then onto Picton. Sail the Queen

Charlotte Sounds on the mail boat which has toilets

- tea/coffee - walking frames okay & comfortable

seating. Overnight in Picton then we return to

Christchurch the next day on the Coastal Pacific train.

* D.B.B. single room (no sharing) included

* Train fare included *Free home pick up & drop off

included * Mail boat run included (optional) * Coach &

train hostess included. Our price $996.00

2 DAY WEST COAST SPECIAL Oct 25 to OCT 26

Hokitika - Greymouth by coach then overnight at The

Punakaiki Resort Hotel. The following day return to

ChCh on The Tranz Alpine Express.

* D.B.B. single room (no sharing) included. * Train fare

included. * Free home pick up & drop off. * Coach &

train hostess included. Our price $494.00.

*OUR VERY POPULAR*

3 DAY CHCH TO WANAKA BY COACH DEPARTING

ChCh on Thurs 28 Oct.

* Travel to Wanaka by coach via Tekapo.

Overnight at Oakridge Resort Wanaka.

* Following day travel from Wanaka to

Tekapo & overnight.

* Following day return to ChCh via Geraldine with

lunch at Barkers. * All D.B.B. *Free home pick up &

drop off included. *Tour coach hostess included.

Our Price $796.00

Expressions of interest in our Spring tour

to Riverton - Catlins - Oamaru.

(non commitment bookings taken.)

PHONE PETER ON 0800 453 873

for info and bookings.

SUBJECT TO

ALERT LEVEL 2

RESTRICTIONS

BRIDIE'S BAR & BISTRO

NEW

SEASON

MENU

OUT NOW!

Come on down!

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW!

BRIDIE'S BAR & BISTRO

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 9AM

PAVILION

CAFE

OPEN 9AM-3PM

NEW

BREAKFAST

MENU

ALL DAY

BREAKFASTS

LEGENDS

BAR

EXCITING NEW

MENU OUT NOW!

TAB

Manned terminal

open Fri, Sat & Sun

Normal Hours

WEDNESDAY

13 OCTOBER

11.30am - 2pm

Tickets on sale now

RAFFLES

ARE BACK ON!

Wed, Thu, Fri,

Sat & Sun inclusive

3.30pm-5.30pm

& also Saturday

11.30am-1.30pm

POOL TABLES CLOSED

SORRY, NO SHUTTLE VAN OPERATING

17 CARMEN RD.

PH. 03 349 9026

WWW.HORNBYWMC.CO.NZ


Thursday September 30 2021 The Star 39

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 30 Sept to Wednesday 6 Oct 2021

SUBJECT TO ALERT LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Friday 8pm - Nick

Jackman. Saturday 8pm - Firebird Duo. Sunday

1pm - Spring Fling Dream feat. Elskan Fly;

Steffany Beck; Lee Martin, tickets at

undertheradar.co.nz.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Thursday 6.15pm - Hagley Jazz Performance

Night, free. Saturday 8pm - Ruby Fusion, free.

Sunday 9.30am - Premier League Football,

Burnley v Norwich, $20 breakfast special, free

entry. Monday 7pm - Quiz. Tuesday 8pm - Thy

Kingdom Comedy. All gigs seated, phone 03

377 4787 to book your seat.

BOO RADLEY'S, 1 Halswell Rd: Friday

8.30pm - Holly Kimber; 10.30pm - Michele &

Jesse. Saturday 11.30pm - Libby Barker.

Wednesday 9.30pm - Open Mic.

FAT EDDIES, 76 Hereford St: Thursday

6pm - Riverside Jazz Club presents Under the

Kitchen Sink, tickets $15; 8pm - Black & Gold

Duo. Friday 7pm - Nick & Dan; 10pm - House

of Groove. Saturday 7pm - Corner Sounds Duo;

10pm - Mirrors.

GAIETY HALL, Rue Jolie, Akaroa:

Thursday 7.30pm - Jan Preston Piano Boogie

Woman Show, tickets at eventfinda.co.nz.

MICKY FINN'S, 85a Hereford St: Friday

10.30pm - Live music. Saturday 10.30pm - Flat

City Brother.

MOON UNDER WATER, 152 Somerfield

St: Sunday 2.30pm - Sunday Sesh feat. Nick

Jackman.

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB, 291 Lincoln Rd:

Wednesday 7pm - Willie's Open Mic.

THE BOG IRISH BAR, 50 Victoria St:

Sunday 4pm - Elly & Friends with Libby Scott

& Hannah-Grace; 7pm - Open Mic.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84b Riccarton

Rd: Friday 7pm - Willie McArthur One Man

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THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd: Friday

7.30pm - Open Mic & Jam. Saturday 8pm -

Downfall of Humanity EP 'Deceit' release with

Elidi & Empire, $15 entry. Wednesday 9pm -

Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and

Peter K Malthus).

THE LOONS BAR, 16 Canterbury St,

Lyttelton: Wednesday 8pm - Al P & his

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THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd:

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NEWS FLASH

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Halswell

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Thai and Vietnamese cuisine

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Only a 10 minute drive from Beckenham

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RICCARTON

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Buddha Stix is a vibrant fusion of the

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Asian cuisine on offer.

In the streets and secluded

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served up in an environment that creates an enticing

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You can choose from an amazing range of street fare

that is created with care and attention.

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Phone 03 326 4352

Open 7 days 5pm - 8.30pm

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Come and eat the streets of Asia! We believe that sharing

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restaurant. Commi – A Food Revolution!

Cooking is an art form, an expression of life.

At Asian Garden Cooking School, we admire

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Our purposely built cooking school and Asian Garden offers

our customers a unique opportunity to learn Asian Cooking

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Asian cuisine, dumpling making, drinks are included also.

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