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KAIKOURA’S hugely popular<br />

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Addington if Covid-19 alert<br />

levels don’t drop.<br />

<strong>The</strong> two-day meeting –<br />

scheduled for October 31 and<br />

November 1 – usually attracts<br />

crowds in excess of 5000,<br />

many of whom travel up from<br />

Christchurch.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Kaikoura Cup on the<br />

second day of the meeting is<br />

the final lead-in race to the NZ<br />

Trotting Cup at Addington.<br />

Of the 150 available campervan<br />

sites at Kaikoura, 104 had<br />

been pre-sold yesterday.<br />

Addington Raceway confirmed<br />

it could host the meeting<br />

over one or the standard two<br />

days, but Kaikoura Trotting<br />

Club president Ben Smith is<br />

hoping the current alert drops<br />

to level one when a Government<br />

review is announced on<br />

Monday.<br />

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Iconic Kaikoura trots could move to Addington<br />

• By Samantha Mythen<br />

NUK KORAKO has battled in<br />

the corridors of power and now<br />

he is fighting for another cause.<br />

<strong>The</strong> former National list MP<br />

for Port Hills is about to cycle<br />

720km from Rāpaki to Bluff to<br />

fundraise for 26-year-old Renee<br />

Veal, who needs $90,000 for life<br />

changing surgery.<br />

“It’s not a race, rather it’s an<br />

opportunity to support a local<br />

woman who has a great future<br />

ahead of her, get life-changing<br />

surgery,” said Korako.<br />

Veal, who grew up in Rāpaki,<br />

needs a total jaw reconstruction<br />

and jaw joint replacement operation.<br />

For the past 10 years, she<br />

has struggled to sleep and eat<br />

properly. She often experiences<br />

migraines.<br />

Veal has significant widespread<br />

musculoskeletal pain due<br />

to an underlying hypermobility<br />

syndrome. This makes her joints<br />

hyperflexible, causing soft tissue<br />

injuries, bone wear, joint<br />

tear and early arthritis. Her jaw<br />

often dislocates, this is known<br />

as hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos<br />

Syndrome.<br />

“Imagine having a bad toothache<br />

that you can’t get rid of,”<br />

Korako said.<br />

fingers crossed. It’s a great<br />

weekend for businesses in<br />

Kaikoura so it would be a loss<br />

for the community,” said Smith,<br />

who would also discuss options<br />

with Harness Racing New<br />

Zealand.<br />

He said the club was wary of<br />

hosting the meeting under current<br />

level 2 conditions, fearing it<br />

could be challenging to control<br />

access to the course, which<br />

would be closed to the general<br />

public.<br />

“It’s all very well putting the<br />

publicity out there and people<br />

knowing its level 2 but we’ve got<br />

to make sure we can police that<br />

accurately,” he said.<br />

Addington Raceway<br />

racing industry manager<br />

Darrin Williams said he hoped<br />

an alert downgrade would<br />

enable Kaikoura to hold its<br />

meeting.<br />

“Kaikoura’s meeting – at<br />

Kaikoura – is really important.<br />

It’s like this big flag that goes<br />

‘it’s party time’. It signals we’re<br />

in Cup Week mode,” he said.<br />

A life-changing ride<br />

for Nuk and Renee<br />

GEARED-UP: Former National list MP for Port Hills Nuk<br />

Korako is biking 720km from Rāpaki to Bluff to fundraise<br />

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Replacing Veal’s jaw will<br />

ease her chronic daily pain and<br />

greatly improve her life.<br />

<strong>The</strong> public health system is not<br />

able to fund Veal’s procedure.<br />

Veal said Korako’s fundraising<br />

efforts mean “everything” to her.<br />

“It’s literally life-changing for<br />

me,” she said.<br />

Korako said Rāpaki is a Ngāi<br />

Tahu ancestral community,<br />

which Veal was brought up in.<br />

“Every child is looked after, not<br />

just by their parents but by the<br />

community as a whole. Rāpaki is<br />

their safe haven,” he said.<br />

Korako will start his ride<br />

on October 9, aiming to travel<br />

about 80km each day for nine<br />

days.<br />

He will be riding an electric<br />

bike, sticking to level 2 out of<br />

five for electrical assistance,<br />

which Korako said is “not bad<br />

for a Gold Card holder”.<br />

“I hope there will be a strong<br />

north-westerly to blow me<br />

down.”<br />

He has already raised more<br />

than $6000 of his $50,000 goal.<br />

Veal was originally sceptical<br />

about starting a Givealittle<br />

page, believing her pain was<br />

something she could live with,<br />

compared to people needing<br />

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“I am extremely grateful for<br />

everyone who has donated and<br />

offered words of encouragement,”<br />

she said.<br />

“I’ve been blown away by the<br />

support of friends, family and<br />

strangers. This all means so<br />

much to me.”<br />

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“Are we going to select as<br />

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Selection committees are made<br />

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Labour members.<br />

Centre-right independent<br />

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former Labour MP and Minister<br />

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people don’t actually declare who<br />

they are and this time I thought<br />

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No indication anything was wrong,<br />

• By Tom Dillane<br />

THERE ARE too many things<br />

missing for Nienke Podmore<br />

when she thinks about the<br />

timeline of her daughter Olivia’s<br />

life.<br />

Warning signs, support, accountability.<br />

“It’s just awful, I miss her every<br />

day and everything about her,”<br />

Podmore says, sitting in her<br />

Christchurch home with partner<br />

Chris Middleton.<br />

<strong>The</strong> pair are still waiting for a<br />

phone call from one of Olivia’s<br />

Cycling NZ coaches following<br />

the death of the 24-year-old<br />

Olympian on August 9.<br />

It’s a lack of communication<br />

that Podmore says has characterised<br />

her daughter’s entire<br />

journey since relocating to live<br />

in Cambridge to train at High<br />

Performance Sport NZ’s centre at<br />

age 17.<br />

But the trials which Olivia<br />

Podmore endured over that time<br />

– including being allegedly<br />

pressured to lie as part of a 2018<br />

inquiry into impropriety at<br />

Cycling NZ, and missing out on<br />

selection in the Tokyo Olympics<br />

– were also masked by her own<br />

resilience.<br />

This was evident even during<br />

Podmore’s last meeting with her<br />

daughter at Christchurch Airport<br />

the morning of the day she died.<br />

“I saw her that Monday at the<br />

airport for half an hour,” Podmore<br />

says.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re was not one single thing<br />

that I could have picked up on<br />

that I thought something was up<br />

[that was] serious.”<br />

Podmore and Middleton said<br />

they had never seen evidence of<br />

bouts of depression in Olivia.<br />

“She was the world’s best coverupper<br />

if she was,” Middleton<br />

says.<br />

“You wish she wasn’t as strong<br />

as she was.<br />

“She was away with Eric Murray<br />

and Andy [housemate] and<br />

those guys the week beforehand.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y’re best friends; none of<br />

them picked it up. She’s fooling<br />

some pretty intelligent, smart,<br />

mature people. Not just us, a lot<br />

of people. That’s not to say there<br />

wasn’t [depression], we’re not in<br />

denial.”<br />

Podmore does not deny the<br />

past few months had been a challenge<br />

for her daughter, watching<br />

the Olympic team compete from<br />

across the globe.<br />

“I think it was [hard for Olivia].<br />

<strong>The</strong>re was one day she was a little<br />

bit sad. She was thinking about<br />

it,” Podmore said.<br />

“[But there was] no serious<br />

concern. I knew she was feeling<br />

down, but I felt that was because<br />

her car broke down; she had just<br />

finished one of the jobs she was<br />

doing; she had a lot of balls to<br />

juggle.<br />

“Like because she’s so capable,<br />

and she had this new modelling<br />

job at ​ilabb [clothing] on the go,<br />

I just really felt she had enough<br />

good stuff happening that was<br />

going to carry her through.”<br />

Podmore said she was not<br />

aware of significant support<br />

offered to her daughter since<br />

not being selected for the Tokyo<br />

Olympics squad, or while the<br />

games were on.<br />

“As far as I knew, not any [support].<br />

But I think Liv in her head<br />

still thought ‘I’ve just got to suck<br />

it up’. So she started to do a few<br />

different things to fill the void of<br />

that,” Podmore says.<br />

“So she started working<br />

part-time which she was really<br />

enjoying. So I felt that was adding<br />

a bit of balance outside of cycling<br />

to focus on. She’s really good at<br />

working and I was amazed at<br />

how much she enjoyed working<br />

because she’d never had to have<br />

work before.<br />

“She was managing a team of<br />

cleaners at one point, she worked<br />

for this farming company.”<br />

Podmore says her daughter was<br />

always very calm and humble<br />

about her cycling career, and<br />

the pressure of competition had<br />

never bothered her from her<br />

junior years onwards.<br />

“With racing she just took it in<br />

her stride. Most other kids would<br />

be flustered and petrified before<br />

the race. It just didn’t faze her,”<br />

Podmore says.<br />

“I think she just looked at it as<br />

her job. She didn’t look at it as she<br />

was anything special to anyone<br />

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

else. I think she knew she had a<br />

gift but she didn’t look at herself<br />

as someone any different to anyone<br />

else.<br />

“Even when she came down<br />

here for little holidays, she would<br />

come biking with us and our<br />

friends, she wouldn’t have her<br />

Cycling NZ gear on so people<br />

wouldn’t know who she was and<br />

she’d just be chatting away to<br />

them. But then a lot of people<br />

do know who she was, but you’d<br />

never know [from her].<br />

“She was always really humble<br />

about it. Obviously we were very<br />

proud of her, but I have just never<br />

bragged about it to anyone.”<br />

But Podmore says her daughter,<br />

who competed in the 2016 Rio<br />

Olympics, still held grand ambitions<br />

in her own mind.<br />

“From the age of 13 she wrote<br />

a list of her goals in life and that<br />

was absolutely in there to be the<br />

world champion, the best in the<br />

world at sprinting,” Podmore<br />

says.<br />

What Olivia Podmore did<br />

find difficult was the internal<br />

politics of Cycling NZ, which led<br />

to the 2018 Heron inquiry into<br />

impropriety at the sporting body.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Herald has previously<br />

reported that Olivia was allegedly<br />

pressured to lie as part of this<br />

report, and during a 2016<br />

training camp in Bordeaux by<br />

Cycling NZ senior staff in which<br />

a relationship between coach<br />

Anthony Peden and an athlete<br />

was uncovered.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> riding and the training<br />

were just second nature to her<br />

and it wasn’t hard, it was what<br />

she loved doing, so she didn’t bat<br />

an eyelid,” Middleton says.<br />

“And she was almost always<br />

going to the Olympics. Not<br />

forgone, but it wasn’t far from<br />

it. <strong>The</strong> issues only started in<br />

France [in 2016] which is where<br />

the Heron report [controversy]<br />

started. That was the first point<br />

of any negativity that then<br />

changed the pattern of<br />

everything. When she was in<br />

France everything was good up<br />

to that point, 100 per cent happy<br />

– training, wanting to race,<br />

wanting to get stronger, not one<br />

complaint. <strong>The</strong>n in France it<br />

went bad.”<br />

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even on the day, says Olivia’s mum<br />

OLYMPIAN: Olivia Podmore competing for Team NZ, and<br />

playing tennis with her mother Nienke.<br />

PHOTO: GETTY<br />

Podmore said from the period<br />

of 2016 up until the 2018 Heron<br />

report, the internal issues at<br />

Cycling NZ “was starting to eat<br />

away at her”.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Herald reported that<br />

Podmore was also awarded a<br />

$20,000-plus sporting grant for<br />

welfare by High Performance<br />

Sport NZ (HPSNZ).<br />

Middleton says they had<br />

assumed at the time in 2016,<br />

Cycling NZ would deal with the<br />

issues that arose in Bordeaux in a<br />

professional manner.<br />

“You kept hoping that the<br />

normal corporate-style response<br />

would deal with the situation,”<br />

Middleton says.<br />

“You didn’t have any ability to<br />

affect anything. And whenever<br />

there’s a problem in a workplace<br />

that ever gets escalated, HR<br />

jumps in, management jumps in<br />

and they solve it, generally speaking,<br />

and because it was so close<br />

to the Olympics, you just had all<br />

your fingers crossed and hoped<br />

they would do something and<br />

solve the issue.”<br />

However, following Olivia’s<br />

death a second independent<br />

inquiry into culture at Cycling<br />

NZ and HPSNZ has now been<br />

commissioned.<br />

Co-chairs of the inquiry will be<br />

QC Michael Heron, who also led<br />

a 2018 inquiry into inappropriate<br />

culture at Cycling NZ, and Massey<br />

Professor Sarah Leberman.<br />

Rio Olympics silver medallist<br />

rower Genevieve Macky (nee<br />

Behrent) and Silver Ferns netballer<br />

Dr Lesley Nicol will round<br />

out the four panel members.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 2018 Heron report concluded<br />

there was a lack of accountability<br />

and leadership throughout<br />

the Cycling NZ operation and a<br />

reluctance to raise issues, including<br />

“instances of bullying”.<br />

Part of this inquiry will be to<br />

assess the extent to which the<br />

recommendations of the 2018<br />

Heron report were properly<br />

implemented by Cycling NZ and<br />

HPSNZ.<br />

Podmore says she hopes the<br />

<strong>2021</strong> inquiry will see changes<br />

to the leadership structure of<br />

Cycling NZ.<br />

“[I want] a whole shake-up and<br />

revamp of the system so that it<br />

does not happen to anyone else,”<br />

she says.<br />

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NEWS<br />

Second inquiry to<br />

follow Heron report<br />

• From page 5<br />

What the Heron report found<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Heron review was commissioned<br />

by HPSNZ in 2018<br />

following allegations of bullying,<br />

inappropriate behaviour, inappropriate<br />

personal relationships, a<br />

drinking culture, lack of accountability<br />

and lack of follow up.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Independent Review was<br />

conducted by Queens Counsel<br />

Michael Heron, who interviewed<br />

current and former athletes,<br />

coaches, support staff and<br />

consultants of Cycling NZ and<br />

HPSNZ.<br />

• In his findings Heron said<br />

“<strong>The</strong> allegations which emerged<br />

in the media recently are wellfounded.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y reflect a culture<br />

in the programme of a lack of<br />

consequences for poor behaviour,<br />

a lack of accountability and suboptimal<br />

leadership.”<br />

• <strong>The</strong> report found that the<br />

poor behaviour lay with a small<br />

number of individuals at Cycling<br />

NZ and questioned whether<br />

the high-performance system<br />

“adequately protects the welfare<br />

of athletes”.<br />

• Heron was satisfied an “inappropriate<br />

personal relationship<br />

existed between the coach and<br />

a female athlete”. An “old boys’<br />

club” that prevented accountability<br />

for poor coach behaviour was<br />

also found.<br />

TRAGIC: Olympian Olivia<br />

Podmore, 24, died on<br />

August 9 in a suspected<br />

suicide.<br />

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

Mass vaccination clinics at<br />

• By Susan Sandys<br />

THE CITY’S first large-scale<br />

drive-through vaccination<br />

clinic for the general public<br />

opens Monday at Christchurch<br />

Arena, as health authorities and<br />

businesses launch an ambitious<br />

campaign.<br />

‘90% Canterbury – we’re worth<br />

it’ has received a shout-out from<br />

Dr Ashley Bloomfield himself as<br />

it aims to make Canterbury the<br />

most Covid-19 protected region<br />

in the country.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Christchurch Arena drivethrough<br />

vaccination clinic will<br />

operate at the arena, until October<br />

31. People must have an appointment<br />

before attending. <strong>The</strong><br />

hours will be weekdays 1.<strong>30</strong>-8pm<br />

and weekends 11.<strong>30</strong>am-5pm.<br />

<strong>The</strong> clinic follows another<br />

which operated at the arena for<br />

three weeks from August 23,<br />

aimed at essential workers.<br />

It is the first drive-through organised<br />

for the general public by<br />

the Canterbury District Health<br />

Board in Christchurch. <strong>The</strong>re<br />

have been other smaller pop-up<br />

drive-throughs, for example,<br />

one held during lockdown by<br />

Unichem Pharmacy on Cashel St.<br />

CDHB senior responsible<br />

officer for the Covid-19<br />

response Dr Helen Skinner said<br />

the earlier clinic at the arena<br />

had been successful in getting<br />

essential workers vaccinated as<br />

DRIVE-THROUGH: Pop-up drive-through vaccination<br />

clinics such as this one on Cashel St in August precede<br />

a large scale clinic at the Christchurch Arena to open<br />

Monday.<br />

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quickly as possible.<br />

<strong>The</strong> new clinic was the only<br />

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Currently, more than 80 per<br />

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<strong>The</strong> health board has joined<br />

with the Canterbury Clinical<br />

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Providing food more<br />

important than Covid jab<br />

• By Fiona Ellis<br />

VACCINATING against<br />

Covid-19 is not as important<br />

as putting food on the<br />

table for some in low socioeconomic<br />

areas, an<br />

east Christchurch<br />

community leader says.<br />

Coastal-Burwood<br />

Community Board<br />

chairman Kelly Barber<br />

said the demands of<br />

the daily grind were<br />

a factor in the board<br />

area’s vaccination<br />

engagement rates, the lowest<br />

in Christchurch.<br />

Data from the Canterbury<br />

District Health Board shared<br />

with the city council last week<br />

shows 73 per cent of the community<br />

board area, or 41,468<br />

people, have either received at<br />

least one vaccination or have<br />

booked to do so.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> rates are not atrocious<br />

but you’ve got to help people<br />

and work with them,” Barber<br />

said.<br />

“If they’ve got work to go to<br />

and kids to look after and are<br />

busy with lots of other things,<br />

it’s probably not as important<br />

as putting food on the table.”<br />

He believed mobile vaccine<br />

stations appearing at busy<br />

deals<br />

every day!<br />

Coastal-Burwood locations<br />

such as supermarkets during<br />

the weekend would help to<br />

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CDHB staff met with community<br />

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he said.<br />

Topping the vaccine<br />

chart was the Fendalton-<br />

Waimairi-Harewood<br />

Community Board area.<br />

A total 82 per cent of<br />

Kelly Barber residents, or 51,737 people,<br />

had received at least<br />

one vaccine or were booked to<br />

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Board member and Waimairi<br />

Ward councillor Sam<br />

MacDonald believed the<br />

higher rates were due to the<br />

many small business owners<br />

in the area keen to have a<br />

steady work environment in<br />

spite of the pandemic.<br />

“I think it’s because people<br />

have just realised we need to,”<br />

he said.<br />

With 80 per cent of the city’s<br />

eligible population vaccinated<br />

or booked to become so,<br />

CDHB chief executive Dr<br />

Peter Bramley said the CDHB<br />

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NEWS<br />

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

Brother of alleged murder victim still<br />

When Michael McGrath<br />

vanished four years<br />

ago, his family knew<br />

something was<br />

seriously wrong. An<br />

old schoolmate was<br />

later charged with<br />

murder and is awaiting<br />

trial. McGrath’s body<br />

has not been found<br />

but his brother Simon<br />

has never stopped<br />

searching. Kurt Bayer<br />

reports<br />

UNRESOLVED: Simon McGrath says his brother’s disappearance haunts him every day.<br />

PHOTO: GEORGE HEARD/NZ HERALD ​<br />

SIMON MCGRATH lies awake,<br />

wondering. It’s just a hunch and<br />

highly unlikely, he knows this, but<br />

he gets up anyway. If he didn’t, it<br />

would only eat away at him.<br />

He slips on a jacket, hiking<br />

boots, and heads out again.<br />

While driving out west,<br />

through the spidery streets they<br />

grew up on, with early sun hitting<br />

the snow-capped Southern<br />

Alps, he mentally goes over the<br />

other possible dumping spots<br />

which have been covered off during<br />

the past four years.<br />

In those distressing early days<br />

and weeks after his brother<br />

Michael McGrath disappeared,<br />

specialist police search teams,<br />

including dive squads, scoured<br />

gravel pits, paddocks, pine forests,<br />

ponds, lakes, and rivers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> quiet, thoughtful, unassuming<br />

carpenter’s movements<br />

around his local neighbourhood<br />

– where he grew up, went to<br />

school, played sports, socialised,<br />

and never left, or wanted to leave<br />

– were tracked through security<br />

cameras, neighbours, and witnesses.<br />

Nothing.<br />

Simon and his mates used to go<br />

out at weekends too. <strong>The</strong>y would<br />

target an as-yet unexplored<br />

location and comb over it.<br />

Amateur efforts, but the best they<br />

could do.<br />

Large swathes of Canterbury<br />

were ticked off. Nothing.<br />

Both the official and private<br />

searches were eventually called<br />

off. And Simon was left to his<br />

own devices.<br />

His most recent search was<br />

just a few months ago. Alone,<br />

he picked over a section of the<br />

Halswell River, in the flat backblocks<br />

between Halswell and<br />

Motukarara.<br />

“I know he’s still lying out there<br />

somewhere,” Simon says.<br />

While traipsing along a riverbank,<br />

poking in the weeds and<br />

beneath macrocarpa hedges, it<br />

will suddenly, vividly, dawn on<br />

him exactly what he is doing:<br />

looking for his brother’s decomposed<br />

body or bones.<br />

In the past few years, he’s<br />

circumnavigated most of the<br />

200sq km, shallow, brackish<br />

coastal Lake Ellesmere and its<br />

accessways. He’s picked over<br />

the windswept Birdlings Flat<br />

and fingers of Banks Peninsula,<br />

around Lincoln, up and beyond<br />

the Hilltop Tavern on the road to<br />

Akaroa, which Michael used to<br />

cycle.<br />

Nothing.<br />

When he gets home, fatigued<br />

and aching, just a few minutes<br />

around the corner from Michael’s<br />

house, a depression sweeps<br />

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NEWS 9<br />

searches for his body, four years on<br />

“You acknowledge to yourself<br />

that you’re actually looking for a<br />

body and then you think, ‘I can’t<br />

believe I’m doing this’,” Simon<br />

says.<br />

“But I’m the sort of person who<br />

will say, ‘Well if I don’t do this,<br />

I’ll never know’. I know something<br />

has happened to him. He<br />

hasn’t just wandered off.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> last time Simon saw his<br />

older brother he was smiling.<br />

Sitting in his mum’s lounge, he<br />

was sporting new clothes with “a<br />

massive grin on his face”.<br />

“Little did I know that at the<br />

end of the night, it would be the<br />

last time I’d see him,” Simon<br />

says.<br />

Every Tuesday, the McGrath<br />

boys would have dinner at their<br />

mother’s house, just a few minutes<br />

away for both of them.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y would enjoy a good<br />

home-cooked meal, chat with<br />

their mum, and catch up on the<br />

neighbourhood news.<br />

But on the following Tuesday,<br />

Michael never showed up. And<br />

he never missed dinner at Mum’s.<br />

Simon immediately knew<br />

something wasn’t quite right.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y were incredibly close.<br />

Neither of them had families or<br />

children. It wasn’t like his brother<br />

to miss Tuesday tea – or any appointment,<br />

job, or commitment.<br />

That just wasn’t who he was.<br />

Michael Craig McGrath, 49,<br />

was an immensely reliable, dependable<br />

figure.<br />

After going to the local Halswell<br />

primary school and nearby Hillmorton<br />

High School, he started a<br />

building apprenticeship.<br />

He went on to work for some<br />

of the larger building companies,<br />

predominantly working on largescale<br />

construction projects.<br />

If his tools were on-site, he<br />

would cycle to jobs. He’d always<br />

been sporting and fit. As a<br />

schoolboy, he played rugby, even<br />

running out at a curtain-raiser at<br />

Lancaster Park.<br />

Later, he became interested<br />

in mountain biking and road<br />

cycling, competing in the 100km<br />

Le Race from Christchurch to<br />

Akaroa.<br />

In later years, Michael went out<br />

building on his own. He took on<br />

small jobs and helped out friends<br />

and family.<br />

“You knew if he was going<br />

to do something he’d always<br />

be there and be on time,” says<br />

Simon.<br />

“He was highly-regarded by<br />

OUTDOORSY: Simon<br />

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and his brother Michael<br />

were very close and enjoyed<br />

tramping together. Michael<br />

also enjoyed cycling<br />

and competed in the<br />

Christchurch to Akaroa race.<br />

many people for his work ethic<br />

and workmanship. He was very<br />

diligent, extremely hardworking,<br />

and hugely practical. He was also<br />

the ultimate perfectionist. He<br />

would never leave a job until he<br />

was absolutely satisfied with it.<br />

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

‘Little did I know . . . it would be the last<br />

VANISHED:<br />

Michael McGrath<br />

on CCTV at New<br />

World Halswell<br />

prior to his<br />

disappearance,<br />

and his house at<br />

Checketts Ave,<br />

examined by<br />

police after his<br />

disappearance.<br />

PHOTO: KURT<br />

BAYER/NZ<br />

HERALD.<br />

• From page 9<br />

During their 20s and <strong>30</strong>s, the<br />

brothers played touch rugby<br />

together with a group of mates.<br />

Afterwards, they’d go for a quiet<br />

beer – and it was Simon who<br />

emphasised the ‘quiet’, often<br />

sitting mutely, taking in the<br />

conversation and listening.<br />

“Mike wasn’t a big drinker<br />

. . . but was a very deep thinker,”<br />

Simon recalls, “but when he felt<br />

like it, he’d always socialise and<br />

have a chat and a laugh.”<br />

<strong>The</strong>y’d always hang out and<br />

catch up. Michael did odd jobs<br />

for their mutual mates, always<br />

very generous with his skills and<br />

time. He wasn’t materialistic and<br />

drove a blue 1994 Subaru station<br />

wagon.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y went tramping together.<br />

Simon recalls a trip to Avalanche<br />

Peak at Arthur’s Pass, which left<br />

Michael beaming.<br />

“We were doing that right up<br />

to when he disappeared,” Simon<br />

says.<br />

“Michael didn’t smoke, didn’t<br />

do drugs, he hardly drank . . .<br />

you’re not talking about someone<br />

who was on the wrong side of<br />

life. He was your nice, everyday<br />

person. He just wanted to live a<br />

quiet life.”<br />

Michael was last seen at his<br />

modest, tidy red-brick threebedroom<br />

Checketts Ave home on<br />

the afternoon of Sunday, May 21,<br />

2017.<br />

Two days later, when he was a<br />

no-show at his mum’s for dinner,<br />

the police were called.<br />

It sparked a massive police<br />

inquiry and missing person<br />

probe, that eventually turned<br />

into a homicide investigation,<br />

Operation Renovation.<br />

Prison guard and childhood<br />

friend David Charles Benbow has<br />

been charged with his murder.<br />

He denies the charge and is due<br />

to stand trial in February 2023.<br />

<strong>The</strong> night Simon knew his<br />

brother had disappeared, he<br />

couldn’t sleep.<br />

“It just all unravelled,” he says.<br />

“I’ve always looked up to<br />

Michael – he’s virtually a year<br />

older to the day. He’s been a huge<br />

source of inspiration and help to<br />

me. And one day you wake up<br />

and your whole world gets turned<br />

upside down.”<br />

He went to Michael’s house<br />

that night and fired up his<br />

antiquated computer, trying to<br />

find some photographs for the<br />

police.<br />

<strong>The</strong> next day he went to work,<br />

trying to keep his mind busy.<br />

Over the following weeks, the<br />

anxiety and desperation grew.<br />

A dedicated phone line, 0800<br />

findmichael (0800 346 364),<br />

was launched and Simon<br />

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ACCUSED: David Charles Benbow denies murdering<br />

Michael McGrath and will stand trial at the High Court in<br />

February 2023. PHOTO: KURT BAYER/NZ HERALD<br />

That first weekend, Simon got<br />

some mates together and that<br />

went out searching. It was the<br />

first of many weekends.<br />

“I could’ve gone out and done<br />

searches in the week by myself,<br />

but where do you start? And it<br />

was better, emotionally, to go<br />

with other people,” he says.<br />

“Emotionally, it was draining.<br />

I had an inkling as to what had<br />

happened to him but no idea<br />

where he was.<br />

“I told police early on that if it’s<br />

the person I think it is then he’s<br />

going to make it look like he’s<br />

walked off the face of the earth,<br />

and it’s unfortunately come to<br />

fruition, hasn’t it.”<br />

Bad dreams started to haunt<br />

him. In some nightmares, Michael<br />

would suddenly turn up at<br />

home. In others, Simon would<br />

find his body.<br />

Even when he woke, it didn’t<br />

feel like the nightmares ended.<br />

Simon suffered flashbacks and<br />

felt a deep sadness. He was heartbroken.<br />

“You don’t have the luxury of<br />

leaving it behind,” he says.<br />

“And it’s an immensely lonely<br />

place. <strong>The</strong>re’s not a day goes by<br />

that I don’t think about it.”<br />

Even now, coming across old<br />

newspaper clippings or articles<br />

online, the McGrath family find<br />

it unbelievable.<br />

“You look at the article and you<br />

think, is this real? Not in your<br />

wildest dreams did you ever believe<br />

it would happen to someone<br />

close to you,” Simon says.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> horrific nature and legacy<br />

of this despicable act will haunt<br />

our family for the rest of our<br />

lives. It’s a bloody terrible thing to<br />

go through.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> only thing that makes<br />

Simon feel productive, or useful<br />

again to his brother, is when a<br />

sudden premonition or notion<br />

presents itself, and he goes out<br />

searching.<br />

“If something crosses my mind,<br />

I will go out and look again,” he<br />

says.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> police might’ve had better<br />

focus points than me but, at the<br />

end of the day, they haven’t been<br />

able to come up with anything<br />

either. I go and do it just to cover<br />

it off.”<br />

—NZ Herald<br />

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

• By Samantha Mythen<br />

CANTERBURY households<br />

are the most optimistic in the<br />

country about their region’s<br />

economic prospects for the next<br />

12 months.<br />

<strong>The</strong> latest Westpac McDermott<br />

Miller regional economic<br />

confidence report recorded<br />

overall regional confidence had<br />

dipped across New Zealand<br />

as the country re-entered a<br />

nationwide lockdown during the<br />

<strong>September</strong> quarter.<br />

But Canterbury’s regional<br />

confidence increased in the<br />

<strong>September</strong> quarter, topping the<br />

nationwide table.<br />

Confidence lifted 20 points,<br />

with a net 25 per cent of households<br />

feeling positive about the<br />

region’s upcoming economic<br />

prospects.<br />

Regional economic confidence<br />

reflects the difference between<br />

the percentage of survey respondents<br />

expecting economic<br />

conditions in their region to<br />

improve and those expecting<br />

prospects to worsen over the next<br />

12 months.<br />

Westpac acting chief economist<br />

Michael Gordon said there<br />

was “real strength” in the region’s<br />

economy, with agriculture<br />

and manufacturing performing<br />

strongly and the housing market<br />

and construction activity<br />

strengthening.<br />

“We expect this broad<br />

economic strength to remain<br />

until year end and well into<br />

2022,” he said.<br />

Canterbury Employers’<br />

Chamber of Commerce chief<br />

executive Leeann Watson said<br />

it was a positive outcome to see,<br />

but acknowledged the significant<br />

lift in points is only “a snapshot<br />

in time”.<br />

“It will be interesting to see if<br />

this carries on as a trend over a<br />

longer period,” she said.<br />

She said the region’s business<br />

community was “connected and<br />

collaborative” through adversity.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> need to respond and<br />

adapt quickly to a very different<br />

world has also created a very<br />

unique culture of innovation<br />

with a greater emphasis on<br />

encouraging and supporting new<br />

ideas and ways of working,” she<br />

said.<br />

“Our focus is very much on<br />

looking forward and how we<br />

position our city for the future.”<br />

Watson said the key to upholding<br />

the confidence would be<br />

getting the region down to alert<br />

level 1 as soon as possible.<br />

“We know that many businesses<br />

can’t operate at full capacity<br />

at alert level 2 – and for some, it<br />

is not financially viable to open,<br />

which will impact the livelihoods<br />

NEWS 11<br />

Canterbury tops chart for<br />

economic confidence<br />

FAST FACTS: ECONOMIC CONFIDENCE<br />

Canterbury: 25 per cent (<strong>September</strong> quarter) /<br />

5 per cent (June quarter)<br />

Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay: 18 per cent / 15 per cent<br />

Southland: 15 per cent / 13 per cent<br />

Wellington: 11 per cent / 11 per cent<br />

Taranaki/Manawatu-Wanganui: 11 per cent /<br />

13 per cent<br />

Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast: 8 per cent /<br />

11 per cent<br />

Waikato: 7 per cent / 21 per cent<br />

Northland: 4 per cent / -6 per cent<br />

Bay of Plenty: 1 per cent / 9 per cent<br />

Otago: -2 per cent / 10 per cent<br />

Auckland: -7 per cent / 10 per cent<br />

UP: While regional economic confidence dipped in<br />

the <strong>September</strong> quarter across most of the country,<br />

Canterbury’s increased, topping the nationwide chart.<br />

Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

of our community, which is why<br />

we continue to advocate strongly<br />

for a move to alert level 1,” she<br />

said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> chamber was a part of the<br />

90forCanterbury programme, a<br />

business-led campaign to help<br />

get 90 per cent of Cantabrians to<br />

have at least one vaccination by<br />

Labour Weekend.<br />

Gordon said given the extended<br />

lockdown, Aucklanders<br />

were the most pessimistic in the<br />

country.<br />

Across the country, confidence<br />

fell in six regions (Auckland,<br />

Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki/Manawatu-Whanganui,<br />

Nelson/Marlborough/West<br />

Coast<br />

and Otago), rose in four regions<br />

(Northland, Gisborne/Hawke’s<br />

Bay, Canterbury and Southland),<br />

and remained unchanged in<br />

Wellington.<br />

Federated Farmers Mid<br />

Canterbury president David<br />

Clark said he thought<br />

Canterbury topped the regions<br />

because of dairy prices.<br />

However, he was concerned<br />

about the region’s future.<br />

“We have a fundamental lack<br />

of people in productive sectors<br />

such as the dairy industry and<br />

seasonal stuff,” he said.<br />

“Our key migrant workers are<br />

thinking of leaving New Zealand<br />

for Australia or Canada.”


Sa<br />

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12<br />

NEWS<br />

Governors<br />

Bay jetty<br />

closer to<br />

rebuild<br />

• By Samantha Mythen<br />

FUNDRAISING efforts to rebuild<br />

the Governors Bay jetty will<br />

soon be ramped up as the tender<br />

process nears completion.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Governors Bay Jetty<br />

Restoration Trust is evaluating<br />

the tenders submitted. It will then<br />

select a contractor for the jetty’s<br />

rebuild.<br />

Said trust secretary Louisa<br />

Eades: “<strong>The</strong> announcement<br />

of a start date will then be the<br />

beginning of our publicity<br />

campaign, that will take<br />

fundraising to the next level.”<br />

For the past few weeks, trust<br />

volunteers, including Eades, have<br />

been inspecting timber to be used<br />

for the jetty’s decking.<br />

Four new trustees were<br />

appointed at the trust’s annual<br />

meeting on Sunday, expanding<br />

the group’s “skillset.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> trust has already received<br />

more than $900,000 from the<br />

city council for the project, and<br />

conducted its own fundraising.<br />

To get involved with the project<br />

visit www.savethejetty.org<br />

SOMETIMES THEY just don’t<br />

make them like they used to.<br />

That’s certainly the case<br />

for three old timber sledges<br />

that have just been carefully<br />

maintained before they head<br />

back down to Scott Base for<br />

another busy season to<br />

help measure potential sea level<br />

rise.<br />

Doug Henderson has been<br />

in Christchurch carrying out<br />

essential maintenance on<br />

Antarctica New Zealand’s<br />

Nansen and Tamworth style<br />

sledges, so they can continue to<br />

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about 40-50 years old and have<br />

been used throughout their<br />

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well built and have been well<br />

maintained over the years,” the<br />

Arrowtown craftsman said.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> fact they are still being<br />

used for important work in<br />

Antarctica is pretty amazing.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y have stood the test of time.”<br />

Made of predominantly ash<br />

and hickory timber, the sledges<br />

have had some New Zealand<br />

beech added during maintenance<br />

work over the years.<br />

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Antarctic veteran – he’s been<br />

down to the ice about 11 times<br />

over <strong>30</strong> years and has done a<br />

lot of work with the Antarctic<br />

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New lease of life for sledges<br />

Heritage Trust. Helping conserve<br />

Hillary’s Hut in the 2016-17<br />

season was one of the projects<br />

he has worked on, along with<br />

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previously.<br />

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preserved using special vegetable<br />

tannins for flexibility even in<br />

very cold climates.<br />

<strong>The</strong> other rope lashings were<br />

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sledges to finish the maintenance<br />

process.<br />

This season, they will be<br />

towed behind skidoos carrying<br />

sensitive radar equipment used<br />

to measure changes in the<br />

thickness of the Ross Ice Shelf<br />

caused by melting.<br />

<strong>The</strong> ongoing research, which<br />

is led by the National Institute<br />

of Water and Atmospheric<br />

Research’s Craig Stewart, will<br />

help predict the future of the ice<br />

shelf, and in turn, sea level rise.<br />

Stewart, who has used the<br />

TEST OF<br />

TIME: Doug<br />

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repairing the<br />

old sledges<br />

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PHOTO: GEOFF<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

14<br />

OPINION<br />

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

Newstalk<br />

ZB’s<br />

political<br />

editor<br />

Barry<br />

Soper<br />

says the<br />

Government is under<br />

real pressure<br />

THIS GOVERNMENT is<br />

running out of fingers to plug the<br />

holes in the dyke.<br />

Observe the body language of<br />

the prime minister and it’s obvious<br />

to me at least the pressure<br />

she’s under.<br />

She was fidgeting with her face<br />

mask to such an extent in Parliament’s<br />

debating chamber on<br />

Tuesday that the audio had static.<br />

It’s as though the stable door’s<br />

been ripped off its hinges and<br />

the horse is nowhere in sight.<br />

Everyone’s being caught by<br />

surprise, with the Government<br />

being about as transparent as a<br />

brick wall.<br />

Take the past 48 hours for<br />

example.<br />

No doubt reeling from the latest<br />

One News-Colmar Brunton<br />

opinion poll, where Labour’s<br />

ratings have shed 10 per cent in<br />

less than a year, even though it<br />

remains on a relatively respectable<br />

43 per cent, it won’t be<br />

happy.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Covid cushion is losing its<br />

stuffing. Lockdowns usually sees<br />

the party getting a sympathetic<br />

bump in the polls from a frightened,<br />

insecure public. But with<br />

one death in 1185 cases in the<br />

current outbreak, it isn’t creating<br />

the climate of fear that they’ve<br />

relied on.<br />

So, they’ve moved into overdrive<br />

to take our minds off the<br />

recovery road.<br />

Interest deductibility for<br />

property investors, announced<br />

without detail last March, has<br />

suddenly got the detail and it’ll<br />

be in place from Friday – no<br />

more tax relief there.<br />

No sooner had they dealt<br />

with that, they dropped another<br />

bombshell, again in the property<br />

arena, with commercial property<br />

owners being left punch drunk<br />

with Justice Minister Kris Faafoi<br />

putting in some time at the office<br />

and announcing leases were being<br />

changed.<br />

Faafoi, who doesn’t have a<br />

legal bone in his body, is making<br />

changes to property law, inserting<br />

a clause allowing a tenant to<br />

pay a “fair proportion” of their<br />

rent where Covid has impacted<br />

on their business. It avoids the<br />

Government having to step up<br />

to compensate the struggling<br />

tenants.<br />

Labour, Ardern look rattled<br />

OVERDRIVE: A drop in popularity will have Jacinda Ardern<br />

under pressure along with managing Covid.<br />

Do you agree with Soper’s viewpoint? Email barry@<br />

starmedia.kiwi Keep responses to 200 words or less.<br />

And that, without any consultation<br />

with the landlords,<br />

came into effect last night. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

tried to do it last year but the<br />

man who is made up in equal<br />

parts of legal and political bones,<br />

Winston Peters, stopped them<br />

doing it. He rightly argued the<br />

sanctity of contract law but when<br />

you have an outright majority,<br />

as Labour has, they can do what<br />

they like.<br />

In the coming days they’ll be<br />

at it again. Nanaia Mahuta’s taking<br />

the axe to the Three Waters<br />

law, where 67 local body councils<br />

own the infrastructure that ratepayers<br />

have paid for over many<br />

years, which will be claimed and<br />

turned into four bureaucratic<br />

behemoths.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are only a handful of<br />

councils that agree with the<br />

change. <strong>The</strong> majority it seems to<br />

me see it as theft. But the Local<br />

Government Minister’s shown<br />

opposition is of no consequence<br />

– remember the Māori electoral<br />

wards that are now part of the<br />

makeup with all objection being<br />

legislated away.<br />

And the brick wall transparency<br />

was again at play by the end of<br />

the day. Trade Minister Damien<br />

O’Connor’s off overseas again<br />

this week, this time to the United<br />

States and to Europe. Few would<br />

argue with a minister travelling<br />

to promote New Zealand’s wares,<br />

but you can argue with the way<br />

we found out.<br />

<strong>The</strong> news of his trip was<br />

tweeted by the United States’<br />

charge d’affaires Kevin Covert.<br />

MIQ spaces will be awaiting<br />

his return, no need for a lottery<br />

there.<br />

Expect Jacinda Ardern to head<br />

off overseas in November as well.<br />

A tip-off to the up-coming travel<br />

was checked out with her office<br />

with a spokesperson saying “no<br />

travel has been confirmed and<br />

would be dependent on the domestic<br />

situation with Covid.”<br />

<strong>The</strong>y’re political weasel words<br />

which we have to listen to daily.<br />

Ardern will be hoping the dyke<br />

will withstand the pressure<br />

between now and then.<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

Water reform<br />

Ratepayers are paying $1<strong>30</strong>,000<br />

membership fee to Local<br />

Government New Zealand.<br />

Membership is meant to<br />

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power in talks with Wellington.<br />

LGNZ has already stated that<br />

it will not fight Wellington on<br />

the three waters proposal if it’s<br />

made compulsory, and without<br />

first checking with those they<br />

are meant to represent, have<br />

already entered into a heads of<br />

agreement with the Government<br />

over the proposal.<br />

Crs Sam MacDonald and Jake<br />

McLellan have made a motion<br />

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LGNZ as it no longer truly<br />

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its ratepayers.<br />

I support both councillors in<br />

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Councils up and down the<br />

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three waters as well as the way it<br />

is being rushed through.<br />

Smaller councils need bigger<br />

cities like Christchurch to stand<br />

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meant to.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are many options<br />

to achieve the goals of three<br />

waters, which we all agree on,<br />

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insisting their way is the only<br />

way to achieve these goals.<br />

Who is working for the people<br />

and who is working for<br />

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–Dianne Downward<br />

North Beach Zoo<br />

I remember the zoo fondly<br />

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so we used to do a lot of maintenance<br />

and building of enclosures<br />

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I hope some other stories come<br />

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reading the story in <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong>.<br />

–Judy Jackson<br />

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Buckets of Jacinda juice<br />

sweeteners or any other artificial<br />

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210 MIQ nights<br />

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David Havili<br />

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His battles with health and<br />

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has been inspirational. His move<br />

from fullback to midfield (even<br />

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OPINION 21<br />

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

ince Environment Canterbury<br />

Protection climate-change needed emergency to stop our lakes from ‘flipping’<br />

by sea-level rise this century and threatened and facing increased<br />

our productive and protected land pressures due to river system<br />

Environment<br />

jeopardised by the arrival and change.<br />

spread of new, exotic weeds and Wetlands are also ecosystems<br />

Canterbury Chair<br />

pests from warmer climates. at-risk nationally and regionally,<br />

Jenny Hughey<br />

All these eventualities have degraded by draining, damming<br />

to be planned and prepared for, and diversion affecting their<br />

and enhance that work.<br />

fleet hybrid or long-range electric<br />

and Environment Canterbury ability to sequester carbon,<br />

That work included setting by 2022. Carbon emissions from<br />

will remain in the vanguard of cleanse freshwater and mitigate<br />

I’M SURE that for many of plants become shaded out and<br />

up a climate-change integration air travel across the organisation<br />

these climate change efforts. flooding, as well as impacting on<br />

you the Ashburton Lakes/Ō increasingly struggle to compete<br />

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

One example is the $40 million biodiversity and mahinga kai.<br />

biodiversity<br />

2018-28, destination ensuring to spend climate a day or change programmes.<br />

<strong>The</strong> problem is exacerbated<br />

Waimakariri River flood<br />

With biosecurity, we are<br />

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

protection project, completed putting greater emphasis on the<br />

report<br />

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

were<br />

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

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

floodgates and stopbanks will in Canterbury. Warming<br />

about country, the with impact the of big climate Canterbury<br />

with<br />

change sky stretching on Canterbury, over the hills and liaising and into removals the lake.<br />

$8 billion of community and new land uses mean new weeds<br />

of 7883 tonnes of CO2-<br />

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<br />

partners,<br />

Sadly, however,<br />

other local<br />

the<br />

authorities<br />

natural way<br />

efforts<br />

to flipping.<br />

“super flood”.<br />

better foothold across the region.<br />

and from forestry planting <strong>The</strong> last major flood was in<br />

and<br />

beauty<br />

central<br />

of these<br />

government.<br />

lakes belies a<br />

across<br />

Our research<br />

2700 hectares.<br />

shows that this<br />

More broadly, we have to<br />

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

As an organisation, we have <strong>The</strong> changing climate will pose<br />

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

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

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

addressing our own greenhousegas<br />

the emissions, Department with of Conservation<br />

our<br />

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.<br />

in Canterbury. In recent years Clearwater.<br />

PHOTO: ASHBURTON DISTRICT COUNCIL<br />

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

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

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<br />

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

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

effects on residents and<br />

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<br />

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<br />

Australian with clear water Built Environment<br />

and an abundance<br />

of System waterborne New Zealand. plants be-<br />

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<br />

the nutrients <strong>The</strong> 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.<br />

Rating<br />

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

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.<br />

No Council (Environment<br />

agencies, biosecurity and recreational programmes lake is also <strong>The</strong>re deal is with much the to “pressing be done and issues” of the Canterbury Regional<br />

184 algae. solar It’s panels caused which by an increase can<br />

generate in the level more of nutrients than 55,000 such as drier. <strong>The</strong> 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)<br />

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

year.<br />

with torrential alpine rainstorms<br />

Canterbury’s one-size-fits-all distinct approach. braided lakes community, become so degraded. and as a council, <strong>The</strong>y<br />

water. <strong>The</strong>se nutrients promote<br />

<strong>The</strong>re has been a 26% reduction turning our braided rivers into<br />

rivers and unique wetlands face we are taking some bold steps to<br />

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

extent, birdlife that is affecting many challenges. <strong>The</strong> rivers form<br />

Canterbury<br />

are different.<br />

As well<br />

ensure<br />

as their<br />

we<br />

recreational<br />

are in a better place to<br />

per <strong>The</strong> staff algae member affect in the emissions level of the roaring nutrient rapids, levels. fuelling landslides<br />

We’ll<br />

a vital<br />

need<br />

ecological<br />

to study<br />

link<br />

each<br />

and<br />

one<br />

provide<br />

value,<br />

cope<br />

many<br />

with<br />

are<br />

the<br />

culturally<br />

changing climate<br />

since light reaching <strong>30</strong> declared June 2010. the lakebed. We now <strong>The</strong> have a climate-change emergency<br />

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

and the<br />

taonga<br />

tests<br />

to<br />

it will<br />

Canterbury<br />

set us. But<br />

access to electric and hybrid<br />

Canterbury’s coastal<br />

nesting grounds for 26 species of there will always be a need to do<br />

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<br />

the council has been doing.<br />

<strong>The</strong> formal declaration of a<br />

state of climate emergency across<br />

Canterbury was one of the most<br />

serious, and colourful, moments<br />

in the regional council’s more than<br />

<strong>30</strong>-year history.<br />

A year ago this Saturday,<br />

at 11.49am, Environment<br />

Canterbury became New Zealand’s<br />

first council to proclaim such an<br />

emergency, formally dedicating<br />

itself to consideration of climate<br />

change at the heart of all it does.<br />

<strong>The</strong> declaration highlighted<br />

that all the work Environment<br />

Canterbury does – from<br />

freshwater management to<br />

biodiversity and biosecurity,<br />

transport and urban development<br />

to air quality, and also regional<br />

leadership – has a climate change<br />

focus.<br />

Currently, under the Resource<br />

Management Act, regional<br />

councils are required only to adapt<br />

to climate change, not mitigate<br />

it – that responsibility is the<br />

Government’s, but could change.<br />

Even in ‘adapt mode’ many<br />

of Environment Canterbury’s<br />

existing policies and plans already<br />

contribute to reduced emissions.<br />

In declaring the climate<br />

emergency, the Council noted it<br />

would continue to show leadership<br />

on climate-change and do so<br />

without adding new programmes<br />

at ratepayers’ expense. It also gave<br />

staff a clear mandate to continue<br />

and enhance that work.<br />

That work included setting<br />

up a climate-change integration<br />

programme in the Long-term Plan<br />

2018-28, ensuring climate change<br />

was actively considered across<br />

workstreams, increasing visibility<br />

of the science and what we know<br />

about the impact of climate<br />

change on Canterbury, and liaising<br />

on the issue with iwi and regional<br />

partners, other local authorities<br />

and central government.<br />

As an organisation, we have<br />

also made significant progress in<br />

addressing our own greenhousegas<br />

emissions, with our<br />

Christchurch building receiving a<br />

“market-leading” energy efficiency<br />

rating of 5.0 out of 6 in the year<br />

to February on the National<br />

Australian Built Environment<br />

Rating System New Zealand.<br />

<strong>The</strong> building’s features include<br />

184 solar panels which can<br />

generate more than 55,000<br />

kilowatt hours of electricity per<br />

year.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re has been a 26% reduction<br />

per staff member in emissions<br />

since <strong>30</strong> June 2010. We now have<br />

access to electric and hybrid<br />

vehicles and hope to have half our<br />

Environment<br />

Canterbury Chair<br />

Jenny Hughey<br />

fleet hybrid or long-range electric<br />

by 2022. Carbon emissions from<br />

air travel across the organisation<br />

are offset via our own biodiversity<br />

programmes.<br />

According to a Madworld report<br />

in 2019, our gross emissions were<br />

2253 tonnes of carbon dioxide<br />

(CO2) equivalent, compared with<br />

removals of 7883 tonnes of CO2-<br />

equivalent through our efficiency<br />

efforts and from forestry planting<br />

across 2700 hectares.<br />

<strong>The</strong> changing climate will pose<br />

many risks to life and livelihood<br />

in Canterbury. In recent years<br />

we have seen how occasional,<br />

but extreme, weather events have<br />

had huge effects on residents and<br />

infrastructure around the South<br />

Island.<br />

<strong>The</strong> driest parts of our region,<br />

along the Marlborough coast and<br />

across much of the Canterbury<br />

Plains, are expected to get even<br />

drier. North-westerly storms are<br />

predicted to become more intense,<br />

with torrential alpine rainstorms<br />

turning our braided rivers into<br />

roaring rapids, fuelling landslides<br />

and causing widespread erosion.<br />

Canterbury’s coastal<br />

communities will be threatened<br />

our productive and protected land<br />

jeopardised by the arrival and<br />

spread of new, exotic weeds and<br />

pests from warmer climates.<br />

All these eventualities have<br />

to be planned and prepared for,<br />

and Environment Canterbury<br />

will remain in the vanguard of<br />

these climate change efforts.<br />

One example is the $40 million<br />

Waimakariri River flood<br />

protection project, completed<br />

late last year. <strong>The</strong> network of<br />

floodgates and stopbanks will<br />

protect half a million people and<br />

$8 billion of community and<br />

business assets from a possible<br />

“super flood”.<br />

<strong>The</strong> last major flood was in<br />

December 1957, when parts<br />

of Coutts Island in Belfast and<br />

Kainga were swamped by river<br />

flow peaking at 3990 cubic<br />

metres per second (cumecs).<br />

<strong>The</strong> protection scheme has been<br />

designed to defend Christchurch<br />

from a flood of as much as 6500<br />

cumecs.<br />

Environment Canterbury’s<br />

leadership of biodiversity and<br />

biosecurity programmes is also<br />

underpinned by climate-change<br />

concerns.<br />

Canterbury’s distinct braided<br />

rivers and unique wetlands face<br />

many challenges. <strong>The</strong> rivers form<br />

a vital ecological link and provide<br />

an abundant food supply and<br />

nesting grounds for 26 species of<br />

native birds – most classified as<br />

Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

threatened and facing increased<br />

pressures due to river system<br />

change.<br />

Wetlands are also ecosystems<br />

at-risk nationally and regionally,<br />

degraded by draining, damming<br />

and diversion affecting their<br />

ability to sequester carbon,<br />

cleanse freshwater and mitigate<br />

flooding, as well as impacting on<br />

biodiversity and mahinga kai.<br />

With biosecurity, we are<br />

putting greater emphasis on the<br />

risks of new pests establishing<br />

in Canterbury. Warming<br />

temperatures, changing soils and<br />

new land uses mean new weeds<br />

especially, will be able to gain a<br />

better foothold across the region.<br />

More broadly, we have to<br />

curb reliance on fossil fuels and<br />

find environmentally suitable<br />

alternatives, such as electricity and<br />

hydrogen, to power our public<br />

transport.<br />

When my predecessor Steve<br />

Lowndes retired as chair of<br />

this council late last year, he<br />

highlighted some of the big<br />

changes on the way. He was<br />

optimistic we would be able to<br />

deal with the “pressing issues” of<br />

climate change and sustainability.<br />

I share his confidence. As a<br />

community, and as a council,<br />

we are taking some bold steps to<br />

ensure we are in a better place to<br />

cope with the changing climate<br />

and the tests it will set us. But<br />

there will always be a need to do<br />

more.


22 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Villa Maria College<br />

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Villa makes Girls’ Rugby Grand Final<br />

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

Toyota Cup Grand Final at Linfield Park on Saturday 18 <strong>September</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> girls came up against defending champions, CGHS. Neither team has lost<br />

a game this season, and missed the chance to play each other due to bad<br />

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

Congratulations to CGHS on a great win and a big congratulations to our team.<br />

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

our amazing coaches Richard Arnott, Pete Cahill, James Jowsey, Ben Crawford<br />

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

Winter Woollies for<br />

those in need<br />

Earlier this term, Villa’s Young Vinnies<br />

loaded up the results of the successful<br />

Winter Woollies drive into the St<br />

Vincent de Paul van.<br />

This group of girls have worked hard<br />

throughout the year to support<br />

those in our community who are less<br />

fortunate, by holding clothing and food<br />

drives.<br />

This particular project saw our Young<br />

Vinnies collecting high quality warm<br />

clothing from the Villa community to<br />

be donated to the Hornby shop for<br />

those in need.<br />

Villa turns yellow for<br />

R U OK? day<br />

Thursday 9 <strong>September</strong> was R U OK?<br />

Day, and students were invited to come<br />

to school dressed in yellow to show<br />

their support.<br />

R U OK? is a harm prevention charity<br />

that encourages people to stay<br />

connected and have conversations that<br />

can help others through difficult times<br />

in their lives. It also encourages people<br />

to invest more time in their personal<br />

relationships and building the capacity<br />

of informal support networks – friends,<br />

family and colleagues.<br />

Thanks to our student leaders, who<br />

have been busy shining a light on this<br />

important subject.<br />

Year 12 Retreat: prayer and connection<br />

Just before the country went into Alert Level 4 Lockdown, our Year 12 girls<br />

went on their annual Retreat, a much-anticipated event for our students.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Retreat was a fantastic experience for the girls, with two days of prayer,<br />

liturgy, yoga, nature, personality testing, team building, and understanding<br />

Catherine McAuley – the founder of the Sisters of Mercy.<br />

Happy 20th Birthday to our beloved Library<br />

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

Centre. While the technology in the Library has changed dramatically over the<br />

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

favourite spot for many students and staff over the years.<br />

In 2000, the new Library was constructed over the old central netball court and was<br />

completed in August 2001. <strong>The</strong> new Library was officially opened by Sister Pauline<br />

O’Regan in whose honour the new building was named.<br />

Villa Cycling - named<br />

Top Girls’ School<br />

Overall<br />

Congratulations to our Villa Cycling<br />

Team, named Top Girls’ School Overall<br />

for this season’s points. This is an<br />

outstanding achievement in a very<br />

competitive field.<br />

Special mention to Sammie Hawthorne-<br />

Walker, who placed third Overall U20<br />

Girls; and Jade Richardson, who placed<br />

first Overall U14 Girls. Well done also to<br />

our Senior Girls’ Time Trial Team, who<br />

placed third in the Litolff Cup this year.<br />

Villa’s past pupils<br />

shine at the<br />

Olympics!<br />

It was exciting to watch two Villa<br />

past pupils fly the New Zealand<br />

flag at the recent Tokyo Olympics.<br />

Villa past pupil, rower Grace<br />

Prendergast and her partner Kerri<br />

Gowler won Gold in the women’s<br />

pair, and then Grace went on<br />

to win Silver in the Women’s<br />

Eight. With both finals taking<br />

place during the school day, the<br />

College Hall was packed with<br />

students to cheer Grace and the<br />

Kiwi rowers on! Did you see us on<br />

One News?<br />

Another Villa past pupil, Maddie<br />

Davidson has made history at the<br />

Tokyo Olympics, as New Zealand’s<br />

first ever female trampolinist<br />

to go to an Olympics. Maddie<br />

finished tenth in the world at<br />

her first Olympics, and we are<br />

incredibly proud of her.<br />

21 Peer Street, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041 Phone: 03 348 4165 Email: villa@villa.school.nz


Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz CONTENT MARKETING 23<br />

It’s time to let the sun in, Canterbury<br />

TO CELEBRATE the opening<br />

of its Christchurch solar hub,<br />

Lightforce is gifting a $<strong>30</strong>,000<br />

solar system and battery to a<br />

local organisation that does<br />

great things in the Canterbury<br />

community.<br />

Lightforce is<br />

committed to<br />

partnering with<br />

organisations<br />

that align with<br />

its goals so,<br />

as part of its<br />

Solar for Good<br />

Luke Nutting<br />

programme,<br />

it’s asking<br />

Cantabrians to nominate a<br />

deserving charity or not-forprofit<br />

that could do more good<br />

work with the money it will save<br />

on electricity.<br />

Environmental appeal and<br />

energy independence have long<br />

been major selling points of solar<br />

and they are becoming even more<br />

appealing as we shift away from<br />

fossil fuels and towards lowercarbon<br />

energy sources.<br />

Residential power prices have<br />

also gone up by 48 per cent since<br />

2000, far in excess of the rate of<br />

inflation, and the price of solar<br />

panels has come down dramatically<br />

in recent years, so going<br />

solar also makes financial sense,<br />

especially in a sun-soaked region<br />

like Canterbury.<br />

Chief executive Luke Nutting<br />

says a lot of Lightforce customers<br />

are not paying anything for<br />

their power and are often getting<br />

credits from their power companies<br />

because they sell energy back<br />

into the grid.<br />

Lightforce is the country’s<br />

fastest-growing solar installer and<br />

has delivered world-class solar<br />

solutions to over 6000 residential,<br />

commercial and agricultural customers<br />

around the country.<br />

Around 80 per cent of the<br />

systems Lightforce now installs<br />

include batteries, which means<br />

solar energy can be used when we<br />

need it most – peak usage times<br />

in the morning and at night.<br />

And, in what Nutting sees as a<br />

big endorsement of the company<br />

and its vision, it recently signed<br />

an exclusive distribution deal<br />

with global battery powerhouse<br />

Energizer Homepower.<br />

•Nominate a deserving<br />

Canterbury organisation<br />

for the Solar for Good<br />

giveaway by visiting<br />

lightforce.co.nz. Entries<br />

close on October 21.<br />

FINISHED PRODUCT: A<br />

solar system fitted to the<br />

roof of a house.<br />

Far right – <strong>The</strong> Lightforce<br />

team.<br />

Allied Press (<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> / North Canterbury News / Ashburton Courier) - Half Page - 18cm x 8 col (180mm x 263mm)<br />

GIFT: As part<br />

of a Solar<br />

for Good<br />

initiative,<br />

Lightforce<br />

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nominations<br />

so that a<br />

deserving<br />

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installation.<br />

WIN a free solar system for your favourite charity<br />

it’s time to<br />

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the<br />

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to celebrate the opening of our<br />

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we are gifting a $<strong>30</strong>k solar system<br />

to a local organisation that you think<br />

does great things in your community.<br />

to nominate<br />

scan this QR code or<br />

visit www.lightforce.co.nz<br />

entries close Thursday 21st October<br />

Robert Webb of <strong>The</strong> Whangarei Native Bird Rescue Centre<br />

- Lightforce Northland charity winner


24 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN<br />

Punting on the Avon Join the Quail Island<br />

Treasure Hunt<br />

See the Avon River and Botanic<br />

Gardens from a different perspective<br />

with Punting on the Avon!<br />

Departing from the historic Antigua<br />

Boat Sheds, this guided <strong>30</strong> minute<br />

tour glides along the river into<br />

the heart of the Botanic Gardens.<br />

See the river’s flora and wildlife<br />

up close from the sturdy and safe<br />

handcrafted punt boats (blankets<br />

are available on cooler days).<br />

Your punter will give you a live<br />

commentary as you sit back, relax<br />

and take in the sights.<br />

Come and find the hidden pirates on Quail<br />

Island these school holidays and we’ll reward<br />

you with treasure. Choose from a morning,<br />

afternoon or full day trip when booking.<br />

Adults cruise at kids prices, just $15<br />

return. Just add code PIRATES21 when<br />

booking online to discount your price.<br />

And don’t forget, under 5’s travel for free<br />

all year round.<br />

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN<br />

Kids visit half price<br />

Orana Wildlife Park<br />

<strong>The</strong> Spring Holidays are the perfect time<br />

to visit Orana Wildlife Park because kids<br />

get in for half price! Up to four children<br />

(5-14 years) enter at half price with each<br />

paying adult, when presenting this listing<br />

(valid 2-17 October <strong>2021</strong>).<br />

Orana Wildlife Park provides amazing<br />

opportunities for people to connect<br />

with wildlife. Visitors can see NZ’s only<br />

gorillas, the South Island’s only tigers,<br />

meet the delightful otters, hand feed<br />

majestic giraffe, meet mighty rhino up<br />

close, observe iconic kiwi and encounter<br />

mischievous kea. Scheduled presentations<br />

occur daily. Visitors can enjoy the antics<br />

of lions, cheetah, lace<br />

monitors, Tasmanian<br />

devils, painted dogs,<br />

stunning native birds and<br />

reptiles, friendly farmyard<br />

creatures, monkeys,<br />

meerkats and much more!<br />

Visitors can board our<br />

Safari Shuttle for a zoo tour or join a<br />

guided walkabout to explore the Park.<br />

A wildlife themed shop is stocked with<br />

fabulous gifts for any occasion and our<br />

magnificent café offers stunning views of<br />

the animals.<br />

Park staff are proud<br />

to make genuine<br />

contributions to breed<br />

for release recovery<br />

programmes for<br />

threatened native wildlife,<br />

such as kākāriki karaka/<br />

orange-fronted parakeet.<br />

By visiting, you are directly supporting<br />

Orana’s conservation efforts.<br />

Following us on Facebook is a great<br />

way to keep updated with the latest news<br />

including animal arrivals!<br />

Experience the ultimate animal<br />

adventure at Orana Wildlife Park!<br />

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From family fun to<br />

corporate challenges<br />

If you’re looking for a venue<br />

to have some group-based fun –<br />

look no further than Laser Strike.<br />

<strong>The</strong> concept of Laser Strike is<br />

simple - they equip you with a<br />

dual weapon phaser pack and<br />

send you into the gaming arena<br />

where you choose your own<br />

tactics as to how you are going to<br />

play, to tag as many opponents<br />

as you can all while maintaining<br />

your own shield health.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Laser Strike arena is themed as an<br />

‘ancient ruins’ and is bathed in black lights<br />

that create an awesome sensory response<br />

with the fluorescent colours. <strong>The</strong> music<br />

adds to this ambience and creates an<br />

exciting atmosphere for people of all ages.<br />

Laser Strike is a locally-owned<br />

business run by Gary Hancock and<br />

his small but super-friendly crew.<br />

<strong>The</strong> motto is simple – to continue<br />

being the best group entertainment<br />

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<strong>The</strong>y host all sorts of groups,<br />

teams, businesses and families.<br />

Whether it’s for a birthday party or<br />

just a fun activity (yes, you will need<br />

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great option.<br />

Its size really does set it apart and<br />

they can easily host up to 40 players at a<br />

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add you in with others or they have a suite<br />

of boutique and tactical games.<br />

Book now, phone 03 366 7595 or<br />

online at www.laserstrike.co.nz


26 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

YOUR YARD<br />

Your Yard<br />

If you are planning to have people over in<br />

a week or so, there are a few things you can<br />

do quickly to make your garden look good.<br />

First up there’s the lawn, if you have one.<br />

Resist the temptation to put off mowing it<br />

thinking you can have one big cutting day.<br />

A good-looking lawn will ``hide’’ a lot of<br />

garden sins but to look lush and carpetlike<br />

it needs regular, light trimming. It is<br />

therefore worthwhile finding the time to<br />

run over it frequently, no matter how busy<br />

you may be.<br />

Equal in impact value is trimming edges<br />

and hedges. If these look tidy your garden<br />

looks tidy even if it is sporting some<br />

weeds.<br />

On the other hand, if they are ragged, they<br />

will set an unruly tone. As far as the weeds<br />

go, knock them back with weed killer if<br />

that’s your preference. This is important<br />

with weeds growing in driveways or<br />

between patio pavers but you will need to<br />

chip the dead and near dead ones away in<br />

those areas.<br />

If your time is very limited, don’t worry<br />

about weeds in the garden unless they are<br />

large, if it’s impact you are after there are<br />

more fruitful things you can do. Patios,<br />

decks and driveways near the house<br />

should get close attention. Find time to get<br />

rid of any algae and mould and remember<br />

that recoating or repainting can have a big<br />

effect.<br />

If you have bare garden areas, consider<br />

some closely planted annuals to cover the<br />

ground and give some colour through the<br />

hot weather to come.<br />

See if your budget will stretch to potted<br />

annuals already in flower for an instant<br />

effect or at least use these for a back row<br />

with cheaper seedlings in are brilliant,<br />

providing attractive and practical outdoor<br />

kitchen areas.<br />

It’s better still, if your time is limited,<br />

to concentrate on filling some large<br />

containers with flowers or large patio<br />

plants. In the short term, these will have<br />

much more impact for the time invested<br />

and can lift a garden from being merely<br />

okay and orderly. Size and combined mass<br />

count here, so go for big containers or a<br />

number of medium-sized ones grouped<br />

closely together.<br />

Remember too, the closer they are to your<br />

garden visitors, the bigger they will seem.<br />

This means it makes sense to concentrate<br />

on pots close to the house, front door and<br />

outdoor living areas for maximum impact.<br />

Your next area for attention should be the<br />

outdoor living area. If it has a bare wall,<br />

consider adding a piece of art. If your<br />

furniture is looking tired and you want<br />

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consider shouting yourself some new<br />

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An alternative, if your budget needs<br />

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While our focus is still on furniture,<br />

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- wishy-washy pinks and blues definitely<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 27<br />

YOUR YARD<br />

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28<br />

GARDENING<br />

Enjoy the sweet<br />

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• By Henri Ham<br />

SWEET PEAS would have<br />

to be one of my favourite<br />

plants to have in the garden.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y are super simple to<br />

grow. <strong>The</strong>y smell fantastic<br />

– if you plant the scented<br />

variety. <strong>The</strong>y look amazing.<br />

And they make great<br />

cut flowers. In my opinion,<br />

you really can’t go wrong by<br />

planting sweet peas.<br />

This lovely addition to<br />

your garden can be grown<br />

from seeds. However, I<br />

prefer to plant seedlings.<br />

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produces plants that grow<br />

to about <strong>30</strong>-40cm and is<br />

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Time to plant new fruit trees<br />

EVEN THOUGH we are now<br />

well into spring, frosts, wet soil<br />

and cold winds are still to be<br />

expected.<br />

However, the outlook is<br />

brightened by the appearance<br />

of blooming azaleas, camellias,<br />

flowering rhododendrons and<br />

flowering cherries. It’s an excellent<br />

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Veges to harvest now<br />

include artichoke (Jerusalem),<br />

broccoli, brussels sprouts,<br />

cabbages, cauliflowers, carrots,<br />

celery, leeks, lettuce, parsnips,<br />

silver beet, spinach and swedes.<br />

Where possible, prepare the<br />

soil for late spring plantings,<br />

digging to a depth of 200mm<br />

and adding compost as you go.<br />

Ensure it is mixed in well.<br />

Flowering annuals should<br />

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colour in your gardens and<br />

containers. Remove dead flowers<br />

to encourage continuous<br />

blooming.<br />

Top up existing plantings<br />

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that have been grown to the<br />

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Complete pruning of deciduous<br />

fruit trees and spray with<br />

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Grapes can also be pruned.<br />

Garden centres and nurseries<br />

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Plan your purchase carefully.<br />

Part of your fruit tree selection<br />

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In warmer areas, a variety of<br />

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Last plantings of strawberries<br />

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Garden centres are bursting<br />

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CHRISTCHURCH United<br />

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for football’s National League<br />

reaches a tantalising conclusion<br />

this weekend.<br />

United improved to second<br />

place behind runaway Southern<br />

League leaders Cashmere<br />

Technical with a 4-2 win over<br />

bottom-placed Green Island producing<br />

a five-goal positive goal<br />

difference ahead of third-ranked<br />

Selwyn United, who also have 10<br />

competition points.<br />

United can claim the second<br />

and final berth by ending the<br />

South City Royals’ season on Saturday,<br />

with the fifth-placed club<br />

still in contention if they prevail<br />

at the Christchurch Football<br />

Centre.<br />

“Things have fallen our way in<br />

the last couple of weeks, we’ve<br />

picked up a couple of wins and<br />

now we’re in a position where<br />

our destiny in our own hands,”<br />

said United coach Danny Halligan.<br />

<strong>The</strong> former All White traced<br />

the side’s resurgence back to a<br />

3-2 loss to Cashmere Technical<br />

in their last game before the<br />

Covid-19 lockdown-inspired<br />

break.<br />

“I thought we made a significant<br />

move there. We were<br />

leading 2-0 for 70 minutes. We<br />

were starting to show some really<br />

good signs there and we’ve<br />

continued on from that.”<br />

Halligan said in some ways<br />

the Covid-19 disruption was a<br />

positive.<br />

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“<strong>The</strong> players came out of it<br />

really fit whether they freshened<br />

up or they did a lot of hard<br />

work,” he said.<br />

“Physically we’re in good<br />

shape. We had two or three<br />

injured players where the (lockdown)<br />

period was a godsend for<br />

them. It gave them a chance to<br />

recover.”<br />

Captain James McClay and<br />

Matt Bergin are already back in<br />

action while Michael Gealogo<br />

could rejoin the squad this weekend.<br />

United improved from fourth<br />

after beating Green Island but<br />

Halligan was taking nothing for<br />

granted.<br />

“Early on people wrote off<br />

the Dunedin teams but they’ve<br />

been quite competitive. Two of<br />

them are still in with a shout of<br />

qualifying.<br />

“Form varies a lot. Coastal<br />

were doing really well and<br />

they’ve dropped into a bad patch.<br />

Selwyn and ourselves had periods<br />

where we weren’t going that<br />

well but we’ve come right.<br />

“It’s been an even competition,<br />

we’ve got five teams looking for<br />

that last spot.”<br />

Selwyn United are aiming<br />

for a profitable road trip to outof-contention<br />

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while to cloud the qualification<br />

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Beaten 4-2 by Selwyn United,<br />

Coastal Spirit were on the back<br />

foot after conceding two goals<br />

inside the opening 10 minutes.<br />

Joe Arnott iced the victory in the<br />

last minute of regulation<br />

with his second strike.<br />

Coastal Spirit approach<br />

the final round of<br />

fixtures in fourth on goal<br />

difference, one of three<br />

teams on nine points with<br />

the South City Royals<br />

and Dunedin’s other<br />

qualification contenders,<br />

Otago University.<br />

Coastal Spirit have the<br />

possible advantage of playing<br />

Green Island in the<br />

final match of the round on<br />

Sunday, their hosts should<br />

be taxed after playing Otago<br />

University in a local derby<br />

tomorrow night.<br />

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BIG CLUB MATCH-UPS THIS WEEKEND<br />

Cashmere Technical had<br />

already nailed a qualifying berth<br />

before last weekend but the<br />

Mainland Football premiership<br />

winners put an exclamation<br />

mark on their Southern<br />

League schedule with<br />

a 5-0 drubbing of the<br />

South City Royals<br />

before taking this<br />

weekend off.<br />

Yuya Taguchi<br />

recorded a hat-trick<br />

inside an hour while<br />

Jacob Richards and<br />

Lyle Matthysen were<br />

also on target to ensure<br />

veteran defender Tom Schwarz<br />

celebrated his 250th game for the<br />

club in style with another title.<br />

Southern League final round<br />

draw:<br />

Otago University v Green<br />

Island, Football Turf, Friday 7pm;<br />

Christchurch United v South City<br />

Royals, Christchurch Football<br />

Centre, Saturday 11.<strong>30</strong>pm;<br />

Nelson Suburbs v Selwyn United<br />

Saxton Field, Saturday 12pm;<br />

Green Island v Coastal Spirit,<br />

Sunnyvale, Sunday 12.<strong>30</strong>pm.<br />

Points:<br />

Cashmere Technical 18,<br />

Christchurch United 10,<br />

Selwyn United 10, Coastal<br />

Spirit 9, South City Royals 9,<br />

Otago University 9, Nelson<br />

Suburbs 4, Green Island 1.<br />

Rugby League<br />

Meanwhile, the Canterbury<br />

Bulls debut in rugby league’s<br />

revamped National Competition<br />

at Nga Puna Wai on Sunday,<br />

where they host the West Coast<br />

Chargers.<br />

Covid-19 restrictions following<br />

the Delta variant outbreak forced<br />

the New Zealand Rugby League<br />

to rejig the format into three<br />

regional pools.<br />

Last year the top-tier<br />

competition only comprised<br />

four teams, the Bulls, Akarana<br />

Falcons, Counties Manukau<br />

Stingrays and Waikato Mana.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Chargers beat the<br />

Southland Rams <strong>30</strong>-20 in<br />

Greymouth last weekend to<br />

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Whalers.<br />

Waikato Mana, Mid Central<br />

Vipers, Upper Central Stallions<br />

and the Wellington Orcas make<br />

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Falcons, Stingrays and Auckland<br />

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YOU COULD say Mitsubishi<br />

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$15k will buy you into the PHEV,<br />

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<strong>The</strong> PHEV’s driveline is biased<br />

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the batteries up to 80 per cent.<br />

On the subject of figures,<br />

Mitsubishi also lists a total travel<br />

distance of 660km using both<br />

hybrid systems. A petrol consumption<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Eclipse Cross in this form<br />

is also pretty handy under acceleration,<br />

it will reach 100km/h<br />

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urge thanks to the strength of<br />

electric drive.<br />

In petrol-only mode the driver<br />

has access to 94kW and 199Nm,<br />

add in 60kW and 70kW for the<br />

motors front and rear and you<br />

will find the Eclipse Cross gets<br />

about its business without strain<br />

or stress. Drive is channelled<br />

GRAPHICS: A central dash display alerts the driver to the<br />

Eclipse Cross’ drive modes.<br />

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS PHEV: Hybrid power biased toward electric.<br />

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has developed well in terms of<br />

refinement.<br />

Before you think the Eclipse<br />

Cross can’t be a true SUV without<br />

four-wheel-drive – take stock,<br />

as I’ve just alluded to there is<br />

an electric motor over the rear<br />

axle which in turns makes it<br />

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complicated electronic and<br />

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can treat as normal four-wheeldrive<br />

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This is something Mitsubishi<br />

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Evo models the benchmark in<br />

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a worthy cross-country and allroad<br />

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I never took the evaluation<br />

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and I didn’t want to take it back<br />

overly grubby. But I did tackle a<br />

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has wonderful suspension control<br />

over corrugations, affording a<br />

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On the seal the Eclipse Cross<br />

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• Performance – 0-100km/h,<br />

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As time has served to prove<br />

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For me, it was easy to get into<br />

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Taffeta, 13. Set free, 14.<br />

Error, 16. <strong>Star</strong>tling, 19.<br />

Exercises, 20. Defer, 22.<br />

Cynical, 25. Resound, 27.<br />

<strong>The</strong>reupon, 28. Banal, 29.<br />

Dress rehearsal.<br />

Down: 2. Reinforce, 3.<br />

Delve, 4. Surpasses, 5.<br />

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Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability<br />

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz<br />

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz<br />

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for our brochure<br />

or email<br />

office@undertaker.co.nz<br />

direct<br />

cremation<br />

$2,000 GSt inclusive<br />

(includes committal)<br />

0800 27 28 29<br />

www.mainland<br />

crematorium.co.nz<br />

Garage Sales<br />

GARAGE SALE<br />

9am Saturday 2nd October<br />

29 Skipton Street,<br />

Mairehau.<br />

We are shifting.<br />

Tools, household goods etc.<br />

Sausage sizzle and coffee.<br />

ILAM 11A Gothic Place<br />

Saturday 9am -2pm.<br />

Dining chairs & tables,<br />

garden tools, storage units,<br />

kitchenware, label & retro<br />

clothing, desk, outdoor<br />

furniture, paddling pool,<br />

sofa bed, rowing machine,<br />

large selection outdoor pot<br />

plants.<br />

Pets & Supplies<br />

CATS UNLOVED<br />

can help with the cost<br />

of desexing your cat.<br />

Ph 3555-022 or email<br />

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz<br />

Gardening<br />

& Supplies<br />

Gardener available for<br />

maintenance, weeding<br />

pruning, spraying,<br />

planting, advice. Qual &<br />

exp. Ph Richard 0274 918<br />

234, 03 349 4022<br />

PETE’S GARDENING<br />

SERVICE Gardening,<br />

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trimming, tree cutting,<br />

good rates, no job too big<br />

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of a franchise. Ph 027 551<br />

4118<br />

Personals<br />

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021 146 8156<br />

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today 027 488-5284.<br />

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bedrooms. Looking in Nor<br />

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permanent material brick<br />

and post 1990 build. Don’t<br />

mind if it needs some TLC<br />

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021 372 479<br />

INDUSTRIAL -<br />

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property sought Off<br />

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buyer. Contact Lester 021<br />

0244 9280<br />

To Let<br />

OVER 50’S RENTAL<br />

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assistance may be available)<br />

phONE STEVE<br />

0800 552 255<br />

Appears every week in<br />

For more information:<br />

Mike Fulham<br />

P 379 7100<br />

E mike@starmedia.kiwi<br />

Personals<br />

Male 59 seeks lady any<br />

age / size for intimate fun.<br />

021 146 8156<br />

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36 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Trusted Trades & Professionals<br />

To advertise: 379 1100 or star.class@starmedia.kiwi<br />

DECORATORS<br />

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• Driveways<br />

• Car Parks<br />

• Site Cleaning<br />

• Demolition<br />

• Farm Tracks<br />

• Drain Cleaning<br />

• Stump & Hedge<br />

Removal<br />

• Asphalt Concrete<br />

Wide range<br />

of truckS<br />

for a free quote<br />

on your next project<br />

Phone Steve on<br />

021 338 247<br />

Painters and Decorators Ltd<br />

Canterbury Owned and Operated<br />

A husband and wife team<br />

Specializing in:<br />

• Roof Painting<br />

• Interior/exterior<br />

residential<br />

• Small commercial<br />

painting<br />

Selwyn based but<br />

service the whole of<br />

the South Island<br />

• New Paint • Floor & Roof<br />

• Repaints Painting<br />

• Wallpapering • Spray Painting<br />

• Fences • Commercial<br />

• Repairs • Timber Finishing<br />

• Feature Walls • Plastering<br />

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN<br />

email: andertondecorators@gmail.com<br />

PAINTERS<br />

Noel 027-411-3596<br />

kemp.painters@gmail.com<br />

kemp painters and decorators<br />

• Tennis Courts &<br />

Swimming Pools<br />

• Chip Seal Driveways<br />

• Diggers – 2 Ton<br />

up to 20 Ton<br />

• Excavators<br />

• Bobcat & Drilling<br />

• For Posthole &<br />

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free<br />

quote<br />

SCRAP METAL<br />

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• Scrap metal buyers<br />

• Canterbury owned & operated<br />

• Top prices paid $$$<br />

• Open Saturday morning<br />

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03 343 9993 333 Blenheim Rd<br />

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Concrete Resurfacing<br />

Things we offer...<br />

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Professional service<br />

free quotes/insurance scopes<br />

Cell 0278 145 848<br />

www.drivecrete.co.nz<br />

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ELECTRICIAN<br />

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phone 027 331 0400<br />

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• New Build<br />

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landscaping<br />

Landscape<br />

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• Power<br />

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POWER WASH<br />

SPECIALISTS IN HOUSE WASHDOWNS<br />

We are a Canterbury owned power wash<br />

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remove graffiti and everything in between.<br />

Call us today<br />

P: 022 5146 253<br />

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Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts<br />

03 365 3653 0800 368 468<br />

Trades & Services<br />

GLAZING<br />

TWISTY GLASS &<br />

GLAZING LTD<br />

• Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists<br />

• Splashbacks • All Broken Windows<br />

THE CAT DOOR MAN<br />

Phone Cushla or Darren Twist<br />

027 352 6225<br />

• Driveways<br />

• All concrete<br />

• Building<br />

• Decorating<br />

Licenced builder<br />

Phone John: 027 224 2831<br />

www.dohertybuilders.co.nz<br />

AA SHOWER<br />

CLEANING<br />

From $60 Spring Clean<br />

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ARBORIST<br />

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Beech Tree Services.<br />

Tree removal, pruning,<br />

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BRICK & BLOCK<br />

LAYING all restoration<br />

work and new work plus<br />

foundations, ph 342 9340<br />

or 021 853 033<br />

BUILDER QUALIfIED<br />

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms,<br />

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Free quotes. Discount for<br />

pensioners. Ph Mike 03<br />

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BUILDER QUALIfIED<br />

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Homes, Weatherboards.<br />

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0374<br />

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Homes Reporting and<br />

all Remedial works) Call<br />

Chris on 027 3888 211<br />

BUILDER<br />

New builds, alterations,<br />

decks, fencing. <strong>30</strong> yrs in<br />

the trade has given me<br />

ability to build to a high<br />

standard. Free quotes. Ph<br />

Brent 027 241 7471<br />

CARPET LAYING<br />

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,<br />

relaying, restretching.<br />

Phone John on 0800<br />

003181, 027 240 7416<br />

jflattery@xtra.co.nz<br />

CARPENTER/<br />

BUILDER<br />

Licensed Building<br />

Practitioner no. 100981.<br />

All carpentry & building<br />

repairs & maintenance.<br />

Alterations & property<br />

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bathroom / kitchens<br />

replaced. Specialising in<br />

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timber, fascia boards,<br />

window, windowsills etc.<br />

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4616, mob 027 5189 598<br />

johnsandford2@gmail.<br />

com<br />

COMPUTER REPAIRS<br />

FAST Friendly<br />

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Computer Help 0800 349<br />

669<br />

CONCRETE CUTTING<br />

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442-2219, Fax 359-6052<br />

a/h 359- 4605<br />

ELECTRICIAN<br />

All types of domestic<br />

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service, free quotes,<br />

city -wide. No call out<br />

fee. M/S, 8-5. Call Pat<br />

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7331384.<br />

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ELECTRICIAN<br />

Prompt & reliable<br />

registered electrician<br />

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commercial work, new<br />

housing and switch board<br />

027 516 0669<br />

ELECTRICIAN<br />

Available, <strong>30</strong> years<br />

experience, immediate<br />

start, competitive rate, ph<br />

Brian 027 433 9548. No<br />

call out fee<br />

ELECTRICIAN<br />

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installation and repairs,<br />

Gorbie Electrical, ph 021<br />

026 73375 or 03 322 4209<br />

ELECTRICIAN (REG)<br />

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027 206 0080<br />

fENCING<br />

All types of fencing . Free<br />

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1920<br />

GASfITTING<br />

N.T. Gas Services.<br />

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Reg Craftsman Gas Fitter.<br />

Ph Nick 021 892 491<br />

GLAZIER<br />

Glass repairs - pet doors<br />

- conservatory roofs. Exp<br />

Tradesman. Call Bill on<br />

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House & Garden<br />

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027 294 1508<br />

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7154<br />

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& HEDGE TRIMMING<br />

SERVICES <strong>30</strong> yrs + exp.<br />

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246 for your free quote.<br />

MOBILE CAR<br />

CLEANING SERVICES<br />

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or text Corban 027 846<br />

5035<br />

PAINTING<br />

Indoor / Outdoor, over <strong>30</strong><br />

yrs exp, same day quotes,<br />

ph Steve 021 255 7968<br />

PAINTING<br />

&<br />

PLASTERING<br />

Free quotes. Int/ext &<br />

roof painting Family run<br />

business, work guaranteed.<br />

Pensioner discounts. Ph<br />

Kerin or Paul 022 191<br />

7877 or 379-1281. Website<br />

www.swedekiwipainting.<br />

co.nz<br />

HANDY - DAN<br />

General Handyman for<br />

all your maintenance<br />

requirements. I specialise<br />

in fences and decking, also<br />

do spouting cleans and<br />

repairs and everyday home<br />

maintenance. NO JOB TO<br />

BIG OR SMALL I can do<br />

it all, please don’t hesitate<br />

to call me on 022 600 7738<br />

for a no obligation free PLASTERING<br />

quote.<br />

HOME CLEANING<br />

SERVICES<br />

Regular Weekly or<br />

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at 03 365 8422 for free<br />

quotation<br />

renovations,<br />

PAINTING<br />

Small - Medium jobs<br />

Free quotes Ph 027 294<br />

1508.<br />

(INT)<br />

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Small to Medium job<br />

specialists in all aspects of<br />

Interior Plastering. Please<br />

call Tim 022 5380959<br />

PLASTERER<br />

Phone Finn for all your<br />

interior plastering needs.<br />

No job too small -<br />

alterations,<br />

holes & cracks. Free<br />

quotes. I’ll beat any quote<br />

by 10% .25 yrs exp. Canty<br />

born. Ph 022 087 4351<br />

PLASTERING (INT)<br />

and small painting jobs.<br />

Experience and<br />

excellence. Small to<br />

medium job specialists<br />

in all aspects of Interior<br />

Plastering. Please call<br />

Tim 022 538 0959.<br />

PLUMBER<br />

A Top Plumbing job<br />

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all work guaranteed, ph<br />

Brian 021 112-3492 or 03<br />

960 7673<br />

FREE CALL<br />

TEXT<br />

EMAIL<br />

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426 269<br />

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Approved Age Concern provider<br />

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ROOFING LTD<br />

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rooF<br />

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call Craig<br />

021 060 2392<br />

ROOF<br />

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027 561 4629<br />

PLUMBER<br />

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all work guaranteed, ph<br />

Brian 021 112-3492 or 03<br />

960 7673<br />

QEII COLLISION<br />

REPAIRS<br />

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Spray-painting. Free<br />

pickup & delivery. Ph. 03<br />

388 5187<br />

REMOVALS<br />

Small furniture removals,<br />

have own van, can fit<br />

various types of whiteware<br />

appliances, some furn,<br />

bedding, boxes etc, honest<br />

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considered, ph Chch 027<br />

517 7001<br />

ROOfING<br />

All Roof repairs, Roof<br />

painting, moss treatments,<br />

Gutter cleaning 10 + yrs<br />

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

027 516 6609<br />

SPOUTING CLEANING<br />

SPECIALIST Entire<br />

spouting system cleared.<br />

Single or 2 storey. Jo 021<br />

164 0365<br />

SPOUTING CLEANING<br />

Spouting Unblocked,<br />

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Out, Call Trevor 332 8949<br />

or 021 043 2034<br />

SPOUTING<br />

Select Spouting <strong>The</strong><br />

PVC specialist. Repairs &<br />

replacement. Ph 022 197<br />

2351<br />

STUMP GRINDING<br />

Best price guarantee Tony<br />

0275 588 895<br />

Trades & Services<br />

PAINTING<br />

older painter<br />

for older houses<br />

50 years in trade<br />

“All the skills”<br />

Contact Jimmy Bell<br />

0211221487<br />

GST FREE<br />

<strong>30</strong> years + experience<br />

Older house<br />

restorations:<br />

no problem!<br />

Quotes: FREE!<br />

Rates: Reasonable<br />

Paint supplied at<br />

trade price!<br />

NO JOB TOO SMALL<br />

Light industrial also<br />

Roger Brott<br />

Painter & Decorator<br />

021-1966-311<br />

TILER ( MASTER )<br />

Int / Ext. Res / Comm. .<br />

Free quote. 18 yrs exp. Ph<br />

Zac 021 1056 797<br />

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Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.<br />

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- reduction, shaped or<br />

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

0274314720<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Specialist tree pruning<br />

& shaping Also garden<br />

tidy-ups. Ph Hugh “THE<br />

LITTLE GREEN<br />

GROOMER” Ph 021 275<br />

5445<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Hedges, shrubs, tree<br />

trimming & rubbish<br />

removal. Phone for free<br />

quotes 022 540 4900<br />

WINDOW CLEANING<br />

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inside or out from $45.<br />

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Trevor 344-2170<br />

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inside or out from $45.<br />

Both from $80 Phone<br />

Trevor 344-2170<br />

WINDOW CLEANING<br />

Brown & White Ltd.<br />

Family owned since 2001.<br />

Ph Paul 027 229 3534<br />

Situations Vacant<br />

CLEANERS<br />

REQUIRED<br />

TEAM LEADER<br />

Avonhead Area<br />

Monday – Friday<br />

3pm-6pm approx<br />

We are looking for<br />

cleaners to join our<br />

commercial cleaning<br />

team.<br />

You will need to pass a<br />

Security Check and you<br />

MUST have your<br />

own transport.<br />

Must be eligible to work<br />

in New Zealand.<br />

Please email your<br />

Application to<br />

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz<br />

or phone 338 9056<br />

Visit our website:<br />

totalcanterbury.co.nz<br />

Please advise which job<br />

when emailing your CV.<br />

CLEANERS<br />

REQUIRED<br />

Avonhead Area<br />

Monday – Friday<br />

3pm-6pm approx<br />

Hoon Hay Area<br />

Monday – Friday<br />

3pm-6pm<br />

Airport Area<br />

Monday – Friday<br />

6pm-8pm<br />

We are looking for<br />

cleaners to join our<br />

commercial cleaning<br />

team.<br />

You will need to pass a<br />

Security Check and you<br />

MUST have your<br />

own transport.<br />

Must be eligible to work<br />

in New Zealand.<br />

Please email your<br />

Application to<br />

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz<br />

or phone 338 9056<br />

Visit our website:<br />

totalcanterbury.co.nz<br />

Please advise which job<br />

when emailing your CV.<br />

ADD SOME<br />

COLOUR<br />

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noW<br />

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watches, coins,<br />

medals, scrap<br />

gold, sterling<br />

silver, pewter,<br />

original paintings,<br />

modern art.<br />

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stevepurcellantiques.com<br />

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quality furniture, beds,<br />

stoves, washing machines,<br />

fridge freezers. Same day<br />

service. Selwyn Dealers.<br />

Phone 980 5812 or 027<br />

313 8156<br />

A+ ALL whiteware<br />

wanted. Same day<br />

service, cash paid for<br />

freezes, fridges, washing<br />

machines, ovens. Also<br />

buying furniture & h/<br />

hold effects. Anything<br />

considered. Ph Dave 960-<br />

8440, 027 66 22 116<br />

Wanted To Buy<br />

A1 Albums, old photo’s,<br />

postcards, coins, gold,<br />

bank notes, badges,<br />

medals, jewellery,<br />

watches, china, crystal,<br />

books, furs, vintage<br />

clothing, paintings,<br />

furniture, estates &<br />

downsizing. Etcetera<br />

Antiques, 194 Edgeware<br />

Rd 385 5117<br />

ACADEMY ANTIQUES<br />

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old china, crystal, art,<br />

Royal Doulton , Royal<br />

Albert etc. Best prices,<br />

free appraisal. Call Rob<br />

349-4229<br />

A+ Household effects,<br />

fridges, freezers, washing<br />

machines, ovens. Good<br />

cash paid. Ph Paul 022<br />

0891 671<br />

BOOKS. Old wanted.<br />

Anything considered incl<br />

hunting, mountaineering,<br />

fishing, childrens. Ph 354<br />

1621<br />

uniforms, badges, medals,<br />

TOOLS, Garden garage,<br />

MILITARIA Any<br />

country, firearms,<br />

memoribilia, WW2 or<br />

earlier ph 338-9931<br />

saw benches, Lathes. Cash<br />

buyer Phone 355-2045<br />

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believe his eyes...<br />

...there she was.<br />

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classifieds...<br />

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the open road.<br />

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baggage.”<br />

...she was a classic<br />

alright! A 1964 convertible!<br />

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classifieds


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38 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

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

Public Notices<br />

STAMP AND<br />

POSTCARD FAIR<br />

<strong>The</strong> Philatelic Centre<br />

67 Mandeville Street,<br />

Riccarton<br />

Saturday 2nd October<br />

9am-12pm<br />

Sellers tables available<br />

Phone 027 6354 957<br />

Real Estate<br />

HOME WANTED 3-4<br />

bedrooms. Looking in Nor<br />

West areas, Beckenham<br />

or Somerfield. Prefer<br />

permanent material brick<br />

and post 1990 build. Don’t<br />

mind if it needs some TLC<br />

- anything considered.<br />

Cashed up buyer. Phone<br />

021 372 479<br />

INDUSTRIAL -<br />

COMMERCIAL<br />

property sought Off<br />

Market. Deal to suit your<br />

needs. Private qualified<br />

buyer. Contact Lester 021<br />

0244 9280<br />

To Let<br />

OVER 50’S RENTAL<br />

ACCOMMODATION<br />

phILLIpSTOwN<br />

$225 pER wEEk<br />

Includes furniture, heat<br />

pump, smart TV, power<br />

& internet. (Subsidy &<br />

assistance may be available)<br />

phONE STEVE<br />

0800 552 255<br />

Tuition<br />

COMPUTER LESSONS<br />

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or Mobile. Please contact<br />

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.<br />

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SCHOOLS. SPORTS CLUBS OR CULTURAL EVENTS<br />

OUTSTANDING<br />

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Customised x USa<br />

arlan Ness themed<br />

Public Notices<br />

Senior Citizens<br />

Outings<br />

with Companion Driving Service Ltd<br />

DEPARTING MONDAY 18 OCT<br />

3 DAY TO PICTON by coach.<br />

Overnight in Kaikoura then onto Picton. Sail the Queen<br />

Charlotte Sounds on the mail boat which has toilets<br />

- tea/coffee - walking frames okay & comfortable<br />

seating. Overnight in Picton then we return to<br />

Christchurch the next day on the Coastal Pacific train.<br />

* D.B.B. single room (no sharing) included<br />

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

included * Mail boat run included (optional) * Coach &<br />

train hostess included. Our price $996.00<br />

2 DAY WEST COAST SPECIAL Oct 25 to OCT 26<br />

Hokitika - Greymouth by coach then overnight at <strong>The</strong><br />

Punakaiki Resort Hotel. <strong>The</strong> following day return to<br />

ChCh on <strong>The</strong> Tranz Alpine Express.<br />

* D.B.B. single room (no sharing) included. * Train fare<br />

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

train hostess included. Our price $494.00.<br />

*OUR VERY POPULAR*<br />

3 DAY CHCH TO WANAKA BY COACH DEPARTING<br />

ChCh on Thurs 28 Oct.<br />

* Travel to Wanaka by coach via Tekapo.<br />

Overnight at Oakridge Resort Wanaka.<br />

* Following day travel from Wanaka to<br />

Tekapo & overnight.<br />

* Following day return to ChCh via Geraldine with<br />

lunch at Barkers. * All D.B.B. *Free home pick up &<br />

drop off included. *Tour coach hostess included.<br />

Our Price $796.00<br />

Expressions of interest in our Spring tour<br />

to Riverton - Catlins - Oamaru.<br />

(non commitment bookings taken.)<br />

PHONE PETER ON 0800 453 873<br />

for info and bookings.<br />

SUBJECT TO<br />

ALERT LEVEL 2<br />

RESTRICTIONS<br />

BRIDIE'S BAR & BISTRO<br />

NEW<br />

SEASON<br />

MENU<br />

OUT NOW!<br />

Come on down!<br />

To add a listing, contact<br />

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or<br />

027 458 8590<br />

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi<br />

www.star.kiwi/whatson<br />

BOOK YOUR TABLE NOW!<br />

BRIDIE'S BAR & BISTRO<br />

WE ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 9AM<br />

PAVILION<br />

CAFE<br />

OPEN 9AM-3PM<br />

NEW<br />

BREAKFAST<br />

MENU<br />

ALL DAY<br />

BREAKFASTS<br />

LEGENDS<br />

BAR<br />

EXCITING NEW<br />

MENU OUT NOW!<br />

TAB<br />

Manned terminal<br />

open Fri, Sat & Sun<br />

Normal Hours<br />

WEDNESDAY<br />

13 OCTOBER<br />

11.<strong>30</strong>am - 2pm<br />

Tickets on sale now<br />

RAFFLES<br />

ARE BACK ON!<br />

Wed, Thu, Fri,<br />

Sat & Sun inclusive<br />

3.<strong>30</strong>pm-5.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

& also Saturday<br />

11.<strong>30</strong>am-1.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

POOL TABLES CLOSED<br />

SORRY, NO SHUTTLE VAN OPERATING<br />

17 CARMEN RD.<br />

PH. 03 349 9026<br />

WWW.HORNBYWMC.CO.NZ


Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 39<br />

christchurch<br />

GIG GUIDE<br />

Thursday <strong>30</strong> Sept to Wednesday 6 Oct <strong>2021</strong><br />

SUBJECT TO ALERT LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS<br />

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Friday 8pm - Nick<br />

Jackman. Saturday 8pm - Firebird Duo. Sunday<br />

1pm - Spring Fling Dream feat. Elskan Fly;<br />

Steffany Beck; Lee Martin, tickets at<br />

undertheradar.co.nz.<br />

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:<br />

Thursday 6.15pm - Hagley Jazz Performance<br />

Night, free. Saturday 8pm - Ruby Fusion, free.<br />

Sunday 9.<strong>30</strong>am - Premier League Football,<br />

Burnley v Norwich, $20 breakfast special, free<br />

entry. Monday 7pm - Quiz. Tuesday 8pm - Thy<br />

Kingdom Comedy. All gigs seated, phone 03<br />

377 4787 to book your seat.<br />

BOO RADLEY'S, 1 Halswell Rd: Friday<br />

8.<strong>30</strong>pm - Holly Kimber; 10.<strong>30</strong>pm - Michele &<br />

Jesse. Saturday 11.<strong>30</strong>pm - Libby Barker.<br />

Wednesday 9.<strong>30</strong>pm - Open Mic.<br />

FAT EDDIES, 76 Hereford St: Thursday<br />

6pm - Riverside Jazz Club presents Under the<br />

Kitchen Sink, tickets $15; 8pm - Black & Gold<br />

Duo. Friday 7pm - Nick & Dan; 10pm - House<br />

of Groove. Saturday 7pm - Corner Sounds Duo;<br />

10pm - Mirrors.<br />

GAIETY HALL, Rue Jolie, Akaroa:<br />

Thursday 7.<strong>30</strong>pm - Jan Preston Piano Boogie<br />

Woman Show, tickets at eventfinda.co.nz.<br />

MICKY FINN'S, 85a Hereford St: Friday<br />

10.<strong>30</strong>pm - Live music. Saturday 10.<strong>30</strong>pm - Flat<br />

City Brother.<br />

MOON UNDER WATER, 152 Somerfield<br />

St: Sunday 2.<strong>30</strong>pm - Sunday Sesh feat. Nick<br />

Jackman.<br />

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB, 291 Lincoln Rd:<br />

Wednesday 7pm - Willie's Open Mic.<br />

THE BOG IRISH BAR, 50 Victoria St:<br />

Sunday 4pm - Elly & Friends with Libby Scott<br />

& Hannah-Grace; 7pm - Open Mic.<br />

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84b Riccarton<br />

Rd: Friday 7pm - Willie McArthur One Man<br />

Band.<br />

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd: Friday<br />

7.<strong>30</strong>pm - Open Mic & Jam. Saturday 8pm -<br />

Downfall of Humanity EP 'Deceit' release with<br />

Elidi & Empire, $15 entry. Wednesday 9pm -<br />

Titanic (Kevin Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and<br />

Peter K Malthus).<br />

THE LOONS BAR, 16 Canterbury St,<br />

Lyttelton: Wednesday 8pm - Al P & his<br />

P.A.L's (Downstairs Bar).<br />

THE MILLER BAR, <strong>30</strong>8 Lincoln Rd:<br />

Saturday 8pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke. Tuesday<br />

7pm - Quiz. Wednesday 7.<strong>30</strong>pm - Lance Kiwi<br />

Karaoke.<br />

TWO THUMB BREWERY, 352<br />

Manchester St: Thursday 7pm - Blue<br />

Thursdays feat. <strong>The</strong> Fabulous Blue Beats.<br />

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON, 19 London<br />

St: Thursday 8.<strong>30</strong>pm - Comedy Night. Saturday<br />

8pm - Goya 'Being Earnest' EP release with<br />

Pretty Dumb & Tentripper, tickets at<br />

undertheradar.co.nz.<br />

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ<br />

WE ARE OPEN<br />

SENIORS SPECIAL $23<br />

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

Special available lunch only. Mon-Sat 12pm - 2.<strong>30</strong>pm.<br />

KIDS 2 COURSE SPECIAL $13<br />

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

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

<br />

WE SERVE YOU<br />

Open daily from 6.<strong>30</strong>am<br />

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner<br />

SPORTS BAR & TAB OPEN DAILY FROM 11AM<br />

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

RACECOURSE HOTEL<br />

& Motorlodge<br />

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150<br />

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz<br />

THE ENTERTAINMENT HUB OF THE NORTH!<br />

EVERYONE<br />

WELCOME!<br />

we are<br />

open<br />

FROM 11AM<br />

BISTRO<br />

BOTH SIDES OPEN<br />

Order at counter<br />

& staff will bring<br />

meals to your table.<br />

RAFFLES<br />

THURSDAY 5PM<br />

SPIN TO WIN 5.<strong>30</strong>PM<br />

GAMING<br />

NO FOOD OR DRINK.<br />

MASKS REQUIRED.<br />

TAB<br />

FULL FACILITIES<br />

AVAILABLE<br />

SHUTTLE<br />

WEDNESDAY,<br />

FRIDAY & SATURDAY<br />

FROM 3PM<br />

(MASKS REQ TO RIDE)<br />

SORRY, NO<br />

POOL, SNOOKER,<br />

DARTS, SECTIONS,<br />

MEMBERSHIP DRAW,<br />

QUIZ OR HOUSIE<br />

AT LEVEL 2<br />

WATCH<br />

THIS<br />

SPACE!<br />

« EVENTS COMING UP «<br />

(COVID LEVELS PERMITTING)<br />

Level 1<br />

DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED!<br />

AS SOON AS WE SHIFT<br />

BACK TO LEVEL 1<br />

WE WILL BE CELEBRATING!<br />

Friday 1 October SHOW<br />

POSTPONED<br />

ABBA+80s<br />

NEW LEVEL 1 DATE<br />

TO BE ANNOUNCED<br />

Sat <strong>30</strong> Oct SHOW POSTPONED until<br />

SATURDAY 5 FEB 2022<br />

CLIFF RICHARD<br />

TRIBUTE SHOW<br />

FEATURING INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINER<br />

DAVID LAPLANCHE<br />

DIRECT FROM QUEENSLAND<br />

SATURDAY 5 FEB 2022, 7.<strong>30</strong>PM<br />

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Buffet @Your Table<br />

<br />

<br />

9AM - 4PM<br />

SUNDAY TO FRIDAY<br />

(CLOSED SATURDAY)<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

CLICK & COLLECT<br />

CAFÉ<br />

COFFEE<br />

<br />

<br />

<br />

@GBCCHCH<br />

Bookings Essential PH 386 0088<br />

@GardenRestaurantBuffet<br />

THURSDAY & FRIDAY:<br />

FISH & CHIPS<br />

SATURDAY:<br />

CHICKEN NIBBLES & CHIPS<br />

SUNDAY: ROAST MEAL<br />

TUESDAY:<br />

CHICKEN NIBBLES & CHIPS<br />

WEDNESDAY: ROAST MEAL<br />

Available 11.<strong>30</strong>am-2pm


40 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Out with the cold.<br />

In with the new.<br />

Give your kitchen<br />

a makeover,<br />

without the DIY.<br />

yellow<br />

square<br />

deal<br />

50” UHD TV<br />

9070135 UA50AU7000<br />

$999<br />

$11<br />

less than<br />

per week for<br />

24 months on<br />

interest free*<br />

Limited stock<br />

yellow<br />

square<br />

deal<br />

696L Double Door Fridge<br />

9070134 SRS692<br />

$1699<br />

less than<br />

$18<br />

per week for<br />

24 months on<br />

interest free*<br />

Smarten up<br />

your home<br />

Get cashback when you spend at<br />

leaste $2500 on two or more selected<br />

Samsung products via redemption. *2<br />

Limited stock<br />

Terms and conditions apply.<br />

Spring savings on fresh looks.<br />

<strong>30</strong>% off<br />

yellow<br />

square<br />

deal<br />

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Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 41<br />

NEWS FLASH<br />

DON’T GET LOCKED OUT<br />

Come enjoy those Asian<br />

memories of Thailand and<br />

Vietnam with us<br />

Expect And Receive:<br />

Caring Genuine Hospitality<br />

Relaxed And Pleasant Surroundings<br />

Authentic Flavours<br />

Value For Money<br />

Quality Ingredients<br />

ORDER ONLINE<br />

AND YOU COULD<br />

WIN A COOKING<br />

CLASS FOR 2!<br />

VALUED AT $198<br />

Halswell Papanui Riccarton Sumner Beckenham Harewood<br />

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


42 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

Halswell<br />

PaPaNUI<br />

Hoi An House<br />

Thai and Vietnamese cuisine<br />

Eat. Drink.<br />

Be happy.<br />

Hoi An House means “<strong>The</strong> perfect meeting<br />

place” a place to come relax, eat, enjoy, and<br />

never leave the table hungry!<br />

Only a 10 minute drive from Beckenham<br />

Simple, yet adventurous.<br />

Thai Garden is about<br />

fun, fresh food that<br />

combines the best of<br />

Asian flavours.<br />

We think we’ve hit the trifecta<br />

of good Thai: fast service,<br />

friendly staff and fresh<br />

ingredients.<br />

Our menu mixes traditional<br />

Thai food with modern<br />

interpretations and dishes from<br />

throughout Southeast Asia.<br />

Whatever you spice tolerance,<br />

there’s something to keep your<br />

tastebuds happy.<br />

Herbs and vegetables are<br />

grown locally in the Asian<br />

Garden and exotic spices are<br />

sourced straight from Thailand,<br />

making for healthy, authentic<br />

and tasty food.<br />

Function area caters up to 80 people<br />

Open 7 days from 5pm - 8.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

265 Halswell Road, Halswell | 03 260 1799<br />

BOOK YOUR TaBle ONlINe<br />

ORDeR TaKeawaYs ONlINe<br />

www.hoianhouse.co.nz<br />

BOOK YOUR TaBle ONlINe<br />

ORDeR TaKeawaYs ONlINe<br />

THAi GArden<br />

PAPAnui<br />

484 Cranford Street, Christchurch<br />

Phone 03 354 9203<br />

Open 7 Days, 5pm - 8.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

www.thaigarden.co.nz


Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 43<br />

RICCARTON<br />

SUMNER<br />

Buddha Stix is a vibrant fusion of the<br />

energy of Asian culinary culture with<br />

the modern romance of fine dining.<br />

Vivid with colour and saturated with<br />

flavour, Buddha Stix indulges all of<br />

your senses to create an intimate<br />

and memorable dining experience.<br />

Relax and soak up the atmosphere<br />

while you sip on one of our classic<br />

cocktails and enjoy the best pan-<br />

Asian cuisine on offer.<br />

In the streets and secluded<br />

alleyways of Ho chi Minh<br />

City and Hanoi lives a food<br />

culture like none other.<br />

If you’re hankering for a taste of Indochina –<br />

Vietnamese street cuisine, then you need to make<br />

your way to Le Xom in Sumner.<br />

Here you will find the delectable flavourings of Asia<br />

served up in an environment that creates an enticing<br />

atmosphere.<br />

You can choose from an amazing range of street fare<br />

that is created with care and attention.<br />

Buddha Stix Christchurch<br />

74 Riccarton Road, Riccarton | 03 961 1704<br />

Open 7 Days from 5pm - 8.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

BOOK YOUR TABLE ONLINE<br />

ORDER TAKEAWAYS ONLINE<br />

www.buddhastix.co.nz<br />

Come and experience the delight that is<br />

Vietnamese street food culture with us at Le Xom!<br />

6 Wakefield Ave, Sumner<br />

Phone 03 326 4352<br />

Open 7 days 5pm - 8.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

BOOK YOUR TABLE ONLINE<br />

ORDER TAKEAWAYS ONLINE<br />

www.lexom.co.nz


44 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>September</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2021</strong><br />

BOOK A<br />

CLASS TODAY!<br />

BECKENHAM<br />

HAREWOOD<br />

Food for the people<br />

Local Asian street food<br />

Come and eat the streets of Asia! We believe that sharing<br />

is caring. Our menu has been carefully created to<br />

empower the people. A fresh, fast and casual dining<br />

experience for everyone to enjoy – no bookings are<br />

required. Our food is designed for grab and go or to be<br />

enjoyed in the hustle and bustle of our vibrant and fun<br />

restaurant. Commi – A Food Revolution!<br />

Cooking is an art form, an expression of life.<br />

At Asian Garden Cooking School, we admire<br />

the philosophy and techniques of Asian Cuisine.<br />

Our purposely built cooking school and Asian Garden offers<br />

our customers a unique opportunity to learn Asian Cooking<br />

techniques, classes from $99 per person, 3 to 4 hours of<br />

learning and fun.<br />

We teach the secrets of Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and other<br />

Asian cuisine, dumpling making, drinks are included also.<br />

Great for single, groups, or team building. Kids classes available.<br />

We run day and evening classes, you can either book into an<br />

existing class online; or you can book for a special event or<br />

function.<br />

Get in touch to find out more!<br />

Cnr Somerfield/Colombo Streets<br />

03 366 8844 | Open 7 days from 5pm - 8.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

BOOK YOUR TABLE ONLINE<br />

ORDER TAKEAWAYS ONLINE<br />

www.commi.co.nz<br />

10 Whitchurch Place, Harewood<br />

Phone 03 359 8917<br />

www.asiancookschool.co.nz

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