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Playing Minecraft pays

off for young designers

TEAM WORK: Liam Homan, Daniel Drury, Will MacIntyre and Finn Butchers put their Minecraft skills to good use in a

national design competition.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

• By Fiona Ellis

A PASSION for the video game

Minecraft has been the key to

academic success for a group of

school pupils.

Finn Butchers, Will

MacIntyre, Liam Homan and

Daniel Drury placed second in

a national competition in which

pupils were challenged to design

a new parliament building in

a medium of their own

choosing.

Kirkwood Intermediate

Cosmetic Nail

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Armed

robbery

prompts

call for

Halswell

police station

• By Fiona Ellis

AN ARMED robbery and a

booming population are factors

causing Halswell residents to

consider whether they need their

own police station.

Halswell resident John Alexander

was working nearby when

Armadillo’s Restaurant in Ensign

St was held up by a man with a

shotgun on Saturday.

Learning of the incident from

Armadillo’s staff who left the

building soon after the robbery,

one thought sprang to mind.

“I thought to myself: ‘We need a

police presence’,” he said.

Census data from 2018 showed

29,643 people living within the

Halswell Ward boundary.

His subsequent post on the issue

on the Halswell Community

Group Facebook page received a

flurry of 103 comments.

He was concerned the lack of a

police officer stationed in the area

meant there was no deterrent factor

to prevent Nail Restoration local is crime.

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Biketober Try the Track

Sunday, 3-5pm

Denton Park Velodrome, 13 Chalmers

St, Hornby

Feel what it’s like to be an

Olympian at one of the events on

the opening weekend of Biketober,

Try the track. Go along and try

riding your bike on the velodrome

at Hornby. Suitable for adults, bring

your bike and helmet and try riding

on the concrete velodrome under the

guidance of seasoned track cyclist Fi

Bennetts.Please take gloves, water

bottle and sunblock, and dress for the

weather. Event is free.

Adult Learn to Skate and

Learn To Derby sessions

Sunday, 5-6.30pm

Wharenui Swimming Pool, 73

Elizabeth St, Riccarton

Ōtautahi Rollers, a Christchurch

Roller Skating Club will provide

a safe, fun, and supportive

environment to learn to skate in

Christchurch. The club which fosters

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Orchid Society’s centrepiece. Plant sales will be available from Nationwide

growers alongside their own club sales during the first weekend of October.

Eftpos will be available. Admission $5, accompanied children under 10 free.

Halswell Business Networking

9am meetings

Monday, 9-10am

The Old Vicarage, 335 Halswell Rd

If you’re not into early starts, have

family commitments or need to check

in with the office first thing on a

Monday morning, then this could be

the meeting for you. Start your week

with a relaxed, welcoming, businessfocused

meeting to motivate and

set you up for a productive week in

your business. You can discuss goals

and challenges, celebrate successes

and acknowledge the true value of

genuine relationships, support, cooperation

and collaboration within

this local community. If you’d like

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contact the group and register your

interest at www.thenetworkers.co.nz/

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Saturday, 10am-noon

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Go and join in with a community

planting day at The Groynes, along

the Ōtukaikino River margin. Planting

along the banks is to enhance

biodiversity, stabilise from flooding,

and help keep the waterway clean.

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Thursday September 30 2021 3

New bike park instills the basics

KIDS LEARNING to ride bikes

now have a new place where they

can practise the basics in safety.

Contractor Fulton Hogan has

built a new learn-to-ride bike

course in the grounds of Ilam

School that the public can use

on weekends and outside school

hours.

Modelled on the popular learnto-ride

bike park in Westburn

Tce, the course is laid out so that

kids can practise all the skills

they need to ride safely on the

road – balancing, turning, signalling

and passing.

Fulton Hogan project manager

Daniel Squire said the project

was about giving something back

to the community.

“We have been doing a lot of

work in the Riccarton/Ilam area

for Christchurch City Council,

building a new cycleway and

replacing ageing underground

pipes,” Squire said.

“We know this has caused

some disruption for locals.”

“Creating, connecting and caring

for communities is important

to us. We hope that the learn-toride

bike course will be well used

by both the school and the wider

community and will help kids

build their confidence so that

they can cycle safely.’’

Ilam School principal Paul

Dolan said the learn-to-ride

course was a wonderful addition

PEDAL POWER: Cyclists can hone their skills in a safe environment at Ilam School’s new

learn-to-ride bike course.

PHOTO: NEWSLINE ​

to the school environment,

allowing children to practise

road safety skills in a fun, safe

way.

“The school community is

incredibly appreciative of Fulton

Hogan’s support and generosity

in creating this new asset,’’

Dolan said.

Council acting head of

transport Lynette Ellis said it was

good to see contractors getting

involved in the local community.

“If we want to encourage active

forms of transport, we need to

teach kids the skills they need

to bike safely on our roads and

cycleways,” Ellis said.

“It is great to see one of our

contractors taking the initiative

to provide a new course for the

community where kids can

practise the basics in a safe,

traffic-free environment.’’

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BELT UP, PHONE DOWN

Canterbury police are reminding

drivers to put down their cell

phones and wear their seat

belts following an operation in

Avonhead last week. During the

90min operation, 52 infringement

notices were issued, 44 for using

a mobile phone while driving,

and eight for failing to wear a seat

belt.

VISIBILITY TO IMPROVE

No stopping restrictions are set

to improve visibility for those

turning from Lesley Keast Pl

into Shands Rd. The decision of

the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

Community Board will prevent

parking within 17m south-west

of the intersection and 20m

north-east of the intersection

once road markings are in place.

SEEDS OF CHANGE

A scheme to encourage

community gardening has been

launched by Hornby social

services organisation Te Whare

Awhero – Hope House. Called

Seed Sunday, the scheme is a

partnership with six churches

throughout west Christchurch.

Over 400 packets of seeds have

been donated, and recipients

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Crime not on the increase

• From page 1

Crime is not taken as seriously

as it was 10 years ago, he said.

While police did the best job

they could, their scope was limited

by politics, he said.

Armidillo’s did not respond to

request to comment on the issue.

Halswell Convenience Store

owner Brian Jackson has dealt

with robberies in his shop, most

recently in June.

However, he did not think

Halswell needed a police officer

stationed in the area, saying the

area was well serviced by the

Hornby police station, just 7min

from his Lillian St store.

“Hornby is a centralised place.

“The police response was really

good both times, 111 is a tremendous

service really.”

However, he could see the situation

changing as the population

increased.

“I think in 10 years’ time it

might be different with all the

new housing going in.”

Ward councillor Anne Galloway

said it was her experience

that police in Hornby were very

responsive.

“I think there is no need for a

police station in Halswell,” she

said.

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton

community board member

Andrei Moore, who lived in the

area, said Halswell required a

Armadillo’s in Ensign St

bigger police presence, especially

in future.

He also encouraged people to

join the Hornby Community

Patrol, which encompassed the

area and which was in need of

more volunteers to operate more

effectively.

Acting Metro Commander Inspector

Glenn Nalder said Haswell

was not experiencing a rise

in crime.

“The police deployment model

has staff in locations based on the

number of incidents and seriousness

of offending.

The model was based on the

current situation, he said.

“If we get a sense that

Halswell is experiencing a rise

in crime then we will adjust

our prevention patrol plan

accordingly.”

•HAVE YOUR SAY: Should a

police officer be stationed in

the Halswell area. Emailing

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Participation a prize in itself

for both people and pups

• By John Cosgrove

MAN AND beast were running

together at the third annual

4Paws Marathon series held on

Sunday at Bottle Lake Forest

Park.

Observing Covid level 2

spacing rules, competitors

and their dogs from all over

the South Island lined up for

the start of events, including

a marathon, a half marathon,

16km, 10km and 5km runs, and

a 2.4km rascals walk/run.

They ran along tracks

through Bottle Lake Forest

Park and along nearby beaches

– with some going almost as far

as the Brighton Pier.

The day also hosted two

virtual races.

Organisers started lines

of competitors at 10-second

intervals. They also conducted

mandatory vet checks along the

way.

4Paws event organiser and

race director John Molloy said

it was a massive but fulfilling

day.

“In all we were very

impressed with how people

respected the event’s Covid

rules with responsible mask

usage in what is a very

social event (about 100

participants).”

He said dogs bring out the

best in people, and for the

third year in a row there

were no dog –or human –

altercations.

“The smiles on everyones

faces . . . inspires us to keep

hosting this event. [It] is about

participation and not winning

so the winners get no prizes as

such.

“But in due time they will

realise they have won the

best prize of all – sharing

the experience of finishing a

marathon together with their

best friend,” Molloy said.

When it came to the multiple

races, he was unaware of any

event in the world that offered

this experience.

It was good to see both

human and dog winners were

from Christchurch, Molloy

said.

Darryl Cotton and Pip, a

kelpie, of Rangiora won the

men’s marathon in 3hr 46min

31sec, while Holly Weston and

her border collie Billy Knowler

of Beckenham won the

women’s in 3hr 55min 41sec.

READY TO GO: Glen Black of

Halswell and Bailey.

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE

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Thursday September 30 2021 5

Beehive expansion sees young

designers take second place

• From page 1

They were among 42 teams to

enter the Technology Education

New Zealand competition.

Finn said he and his schoolmates

were able to put their skills

in the building-themed game to

good use, using it to design their

3D model.

“I’ve been playing Minecraft

for about five years,” Finn said.

They scrapped their first

design to make their entry more

eco-friendly, a decision which

paid off.

“It was probably halfway

through and we just decided to

go again.”

The boys were pleased but

extremely surprised to have done

so well and planned to continue

studying technology in future.

“We’re obviously not bad at it,”

Finn said.

Technology teacher Julie

Andrews said she could see the

boys as engineers already.

It was the first year digital

technology had been included in

the school’s technology curriculum

and it was exciting to have

pupils doing well in the subject,

she said.

TENZ resource, professional

learning and promotion

portfolio-holder Sarah

Washbrooke said she chose this

year’s theme after noticing a

news piece in which Speaker of

the House Trevor Mallard spoke

about changes to parliament

buildings.

“I jumped on that brief and

that’s what we did.”

The Queenstown teacher

won the Prime Minister’s 2020

Science Teacher Prize in part

due to her efforts promoting

the technology curriculum

nationally.

The competition was now in its

second year.

Competitors were told their

designs should be a three-storey

building complementing the

existing executive wing and with

a link to parliament house.

A green star sustainability

rating of six was also a

requirement.

Washbrooke said she sent the

designs to Prime Minister Jacinda

Ardern and Mallard last week

and hoped they would be shared

with members of parliament.

“Hopefully they’re going to be

looking over them . . . hopefully

they’ll give us some feedback.”

INSIDE AND OUT: The

Technology Education

New Zealand competition

asked participants to

design a new parliament

building, suitable for use by

parliamentarians. The boys’

used skills gleaned from

playing Minecraft to create

their 3D model.

Young explorers

invited to

honour Worsley

TWENTY-FIRST century

explorers will face their fears head

on in a challenging Antarcticafocused

weekend aiming to

highlight an unsung hero.

Canterbury-based school students

in years 7 to 9 can now apply

for the 2021 Young Inspiring

Explorers Worsley Weekend.

Run by Antarctic Heritage

Trust in partnership with William

Pike Challenge, the weekend celebrates

Antarctic explorer, Frank

Worsley.

Worsley was part of Sir Ernest

Shackleton’s Endurance expedition

and is known for navigating

the rescue party to safety after the

ship was crushed by ice floes.

Trust commercial and partnerships

general manager Marcus

Waters said not many people

know about Worsley.

Twenty students will spend the

weekend of November 20 and 21

in Akaroa and Wainui, learning

about Worsley and taking part in

a range of activities that will teach

them to overcome challenges,

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Leaders in Learning

Well done to the BHS Community!

Kia ora whānau

Kia kaha, kia mau, kia haere tonu:

Stay strong, hold fast, keep on course.

This is our school mantra for 2021. We adjust and adapt to

living in a COVID environment, endeavouring to make the best

of the situation we find ourselves in.

How quickly things change. Term 3 began at Alert Level 1,

almost with a sense of normalcy. Learning, events, competitions

proceeded as usual. Then, overnight, on 18 August we were

at Alert Level 4. The 16 school days of lockdown brought the

challenges of online learning and forced the cancellation or

postponement of many key school events. I know a lot of the

school community were disappointed by the cancellation of

Winter Sports Tournament week, the National Big Sing finale

and South Island Cadenza, Drama and Dance competitions to

name a few.

Thankfully, we have returned to school at Delta 2 from

9 September. No school assemblies can be held. The Senior

School exams, which provide a practice exam situation for

students plus provide evidence for derived grades if needed,

were moved until late this term. NZQA announced that the

NCEA exam period will start two weeks later, to give senior

students more time with their teachers. This affected our

Term 4 calendar. Winter sports activities have restarted with a

shortened season; and we were very pleased that the Year 13

Formal could be moved into Term 4.

I do want to thank the students, the staff, and whānau for the

way they responded to the lockdown; and for the way that they

have now returned to school under restrictions, making the

very best of the situation we are in.

Our challenge as a nation right now is to stop the spread of

Delta in our communities. We have shown our determination

and strength of character as Kiwis before; and we can do

it again. Yes, we might be frustrated and anxious, but let’s

continue to all do our bit, and follow the government’s clear

instructions. We have so much to be grateful for; and let’s not

forget all those people in Auckland who have borne the brunt

of this outbreak.

Things will work out well!

Ngā mihi nui

Phil Holstein

Principal

Burnside High School

Outstanding Sporting Achievements

We are in the process of archiving past/present Burnside High School

students/staff members who have excelled in their sporting field.

This may be by either representing their country (age grades or

elite level), attaining national titles, or an outstanding achievement

as an athlete or in a management position. Once completed these

achievements will be displayed on an Honours Board within the

school.

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to anyone who may be helpful. Thank you for your time.

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New Zealand Programming

Competition Success 2021

Burnside’s top team Steve++

The New Zealand Programming contest ran on Saturday 11th of September as an online

event just one week after our second lockdown ended. Burnside teams got together at

our own school with four teams coming to use the school lab.

The national event had 32 High School teams from all over NZ and a similar number of

Tertiary student teams competing with the same problems at the same time.

Burnside’s top team “steve++” consisting of Nicholas Grace, Isaac Siu and Hanan Fokkens

took first place in the High School grade with 342 points; an awesome total, managing to

answer all but one of the increasingly complex questions in the five hour competition.

This is Burnside High Schools 2nd year in a row winning the competition and we’re

continuing to develop a strong tradition of success.

The other teams from Burnside had some success also with a team consisting of Year

12 programmers coming in 4th overall. “Steven Script” who were leading earlier in the

competition scored really highly and students Matthew Mercer, Jacky Zhang and Tim

Fisher-Taylor should be very pleased with their final result.

Grady Kenix competed as a solo programmer ending up in 23rd place, another

impressive result considering he had to answer all the questions himself Ricky Chen and

Shivam Shankar, two Year 10 students had a great result, ending up in 19th place in the

first ever NZ Programming Contest.

The programming club has lots more students in training for these teams and we are

looking forward to continued success in competitive programming in the following years.

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Thursday September 30 2021 7

Art class inspires cancer patient

• By Fiona Ellis

FOR RUTH Caukwell, art has

provided a new lease on life, in

spite of her ongoing fight against

cancer.

The 58-year-old Edgeware

resident started attending

therapeutic art classes run by

the Cancer Society after she was

diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

in June last year. An operation and

chemotherapy quickly followed.

A long-time art enthusiast, it

had been several years since she

attempted any artwork, but she

found a new perspective on life had

ushered in a new style.

“I’m finding things are freer and

richer. I did some lovely work prior

to [cancer] but I think there’s more

passion in it now,” Caukwell said.

“Since having cancer I thought:

‘Oh, what the heck, I’m just going

to do it’.”

Her chemotherapy stopped in

February but restarted again this

month after her illness returned.

“It is what it is and I’m going to

keep on fighting.

“The art is a great outlet. You can

express yourself and lose yourself.”

Even when she felt unwell, she

was still able to plan and outline

her artworks.

From ducks to lions, animals are

a recurring theme in her work, and

pastel is her preferred medium,

making French artist Edgar Degas

a firm favourite.

“He was a forerunner of pastels,

and some of the stuff he did with

pastel is just amazing.”

The classes include art history

segments and technical lessons as

well as plenty of time to work on

her projects. It is also a place to

make friends and meet people to

discuss art and life with.

“It doesn’t matter where you’re at,

we just go there and have fun. We

learn and we help one another and

encourage one another. That’s what

I love about it.”

An image of a galloping horse

was her contribution towards

an exhibition by the class at the

Eastside Gallery late last year.

“It was quite a success, lots of

people came and saw it, it was quite

a lift really.”

Artist Karen Greenslade was one

of three volunteers who lead the

Monday morning art classes at the

Cancer Society’s Fitzgerald Ave

location, along with Viv Kepes and

Giselle Fortune.

All three are qualified artists

with teaching backgrounds.

Greenslade, a 70-year-old from

Burnside, followed a long-held

dream of attending art school

and graduating from Canterbury

University with a fine art degree in

2016.

She then wanted to give back

to the community so became

involved in the classes in 2017

at the suggestion of her friend

Sandy Gottermeyer, who now runs

sessions in Rangiora.

The morning and afternoon

sessions meet different needs,

and the two groups share lunch

together.

A Cancer Society care worker

regularly drops in to touch base

with class attendees, and the group

also take monthly trips to the

Christchurch Art Gallery.

•The therapeutic art classes

are held at 97 Fitzgerald

Ave on the first and second

Monday of the month,

10am-noon. Phone 379 5835

or email groups@cancercwc.

org.nz to find out more.

ROAR: Ruth Caukwell’s artworks often feature

animals, such as lions or ducks.


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Mouth-watering traditional puddings

There’s nothing

quite like a hearty

pudding to go with

the evening meal.

Try these two fruit

puddings before

warm summer

weather calls for cold

desserts

Fruit pudding

Serves 8

Ingredients

600gm dried fruit, place in

largest casserole dish with

¼ cup sherry

125gm butter, melt, then add

Finely grated rind of 1 large

orange

1 egg, beaten with a fork

2 cups flour sifted with one

teaspoon baking soda, one

teaspoon mixed spice and one

teaspoon ground cloves

½ cup brown sugar

Directions

Select a heatproof bowl (or loaf

tin) which will hold five cups and

will fit into crockpot.

Grease the bowl/tin with butter,

then line with microwave-proof

cling film.

Microwave fruit/sherry for five

minutes or until all the fruit is

hot, plump and shiny. The

liquid will soak into the fruit as it

cools.

Cool the fruit mixture to room

temperature before using it.

Turn the crockpot onto high

and fill with two cups hot water.

Add brown sugar to the flour/

baking soda/mixed spice/ground

cloves, then tip butter/orange

rind/egg into dry ingredients and

mix well.

Add the fruit mixture and mix

gently, but thoroughly.

Spoon mixture into prepared

bowl/tin and level off the top.

Cover with tin foil, folding the

edges down over the bowl.

Lower the bowl/tin into the

crockpot and put the lid on.

Cook on high to eight to 12

hours.

Take out while still warm as it

will be less likely to stick to the

container at this stage, then wrap

and cool completely.

Serve with brandy sauce,

custard and/or whipped cream.

Caramel sticky date

pudding

Serves 8

Ingredients

RICH:

Dried fruit

is a sweet

ingredient

to use in a

pudding and

the taste is

divine.

1 cup water, place in largest

casserole dish with

400gm pitted dates, chopped

roughly

150gm butter

2 tablespoons golden syrup

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup plain flour, sifted with two

teaspoons cinnamon

2 eggs, lightly beaten

Directions

Microwave water/dates/butter/

golden syrup/sugar for 5min, stir,

zap for another 5min, stir (liquid

needs to have reduced right

down, leaving dates just moist).

Remove from microwave and

leave to cool for 15min, while still

warm add baking soda to the date

mixture and stir to combine, then

add flour/cinnamon and the eggs,

stirring until everything is evenly

combined.

Pour into small springform pan

that has been well greased and

lined with baking paper, and bake

at 180 deg C for 50min.

While it is baking, make

caramel sauce, as follows:

½ cup brown sugar, place in

largest casserole dish with

½ cup golden syrup

50gm butter

1 cup cream

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Microwave for a minute at a

time until all the ingredients have

dissolved, stirring in-between.

Keep heating and stirring until

sauce turns a golden caramel

colour. Pour over the pudding.

Serve with ice cream.

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Village centre

now open!

Image indicative only

Summerset at Avonhead’s village centre

is now open!

Our brand-new village centre is the heart of our village,

providing a multi-purpose community hub and a

spectacular range of resort-style facilities.

Our village centre is also home to our fully-certified,

industry-leading memory care centre especially

designed for those living with dementia, and our serviced

apartments which are selling now from just $350,000.*

We’d love to show you around at one of our October Open

Days. Open Day tour numbers are limited in Alert Level

Two, so call Anne today on 03 357 3202 to secure your

spot, or to book a private appointment.

Village Centre

Open Days

Every Sunday in October

10am - 3pm

Summerset at Avonhead

120 Hawthornden Road, Avonhead

03 357 3202

*Licence to occupy.

If we are in Alert Level 2, an RSVP will be required due to

restricted numbers, please call the sales manager to RSVP.

For event information, visit www.summerset.co.nz/events

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