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RUBY HEWITT has been hitting

the slopes since she was just threeyears-old,

and her hard work is

set to pay off as she prepares to pit

her skills against the world’s best

young skiers.

The 15-year-old has been chosen

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This will be the first taste of

international competition for

the Rangi Ruru student, who last

month won the under-18 women’s

ski category at the New Zealand

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Mobile Discovery Wall

Thursday, Friday, Saturday,

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,

Wednesday, all day, at Papanui

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Thursday October 7 2021 3

Musical siblings in composer awards

THOMAS AND Eva Bedggood

have been playing music

together since they were young

children.

And now they are sharing the

experience of taking part in an

award for young composers.

The Canterbury University

music students have been chosen

for the NZSO Todd Corporation

Young Composer Awards.

The award gives them

the opportunity to travel to

Wellington next month and hear

their compositions workshopped

and performed by the New

Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

The works will also be recorded

by RNZ Concert.

They are two of the eight

young composers from around

New Zealand chosen to

participate in the award this

year.

Thomas, 20, plays the violin

and Eva, 18, plays the trumpet

and piano.

Thomas, who is in his

fourth year of an honours degree

in music, was selected for the

same NZSO award last year,

which inspired Eva, a first-year

student, to enter for the first

time.

“I never imagined that I

would get in because I’m pretty

young and I don’t think they

often have first years. It was

awesome to hear we’d both got

EXPERIENCE: Thomas and Eva Bedggood have been

playing music together since they were children and they’re

excited to share the experience of taking part in an award

for young composers. ​

in because now we get to have

this experience together,” she

said.

Her selected composition,

called Azimuth, is just her third

work for an orchestra but she

has been composing music since

childhood.

Thomas said it’s an amazing

feeling to hear a composition

being performed by an

accomplished orchestra in an

auditorium, instead of by a piece

of computer software.

“It’s a fairly surreal feeling to

be in the Michael Fowler Centre,

which seats several thousand

people, and there’s the entire

orchestra and they’re about to

play your music. It’s going to be

amazing to be there again this

year,” he said.

The pair have different

inspirations behind their

compositions and their

successful pieces are very

distinct.

Eva is interested in film

scoring and finds inspiration

in nature and history while

Thomas says his ideas come

from colours, light, stories and

poetry.

His successful piece for the

award, Íkaros, is inspired by the

ancient Greek legend of Icarus.

As part of the award they

will have an expert composermentor

to help them through the

process and their piece of music

will be performed by the NZSO

and led by conductor Hamish

McKeich, who has a passion for

contemporary and experimental

music.

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biodiversity as well as help retain

stormwater. The Conservation

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place through Barnes Reserve

in Casebrook this week. The

existing footpath will be replaced

with a new 3m wide shared

path, connecting Barnes Rd

and Sturrocks Rd. Alternative

pedestrian access will be

signposted, and work is expected

to be completed by November 19.

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Thursday October 7 2021 5

League player heading to school of hard knocks

BULLDOGS PUP: Promising rugby league player Bronson

Reuben heads to Sydney next year after securing a

development contract with the Canterbury Bulldogs

NRL club.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

• By Chris Barclay

ST BEDE’S College student

Bronson Reuben faces a steep

learning curve on, and off, the

field next year when the talented

rugby league player relocates to

Sydney to pursue his NRL dream.

Not only will the 15-year-old

have to adapt to an Australian

education curriculum near the

end of secondary school, Reuben

is also joining one of the code’s

ultimate school of hard knocks

after securing a three-year

contract with the Canterbury

Bulldogs.

Fortunately, his mother and

father are in a similar boat after

they make the flight in December

or January.

“It’s a bit of an upheaval really.

We’re selling the house, we don’t

have jobs (to go to) and all that

sort of thing,” Kirsten Reuben

said.

However, crossing the Tasman

after her son finishes year 11 is a

calculated risk the Prestons-based

family are willing to take.

“He’s one of these kids that

doesn’t have a problem with

change. If we didn’t go we’d just

sit here forever thinking what

might have been,” said Kirsten,

who will lean on club staff and old

high school friends when making

the transition.

Bronson, who captained the

Southern Zone Scorpions to a

FAVOURITE

PLAYER: One of

Bronson Reuben’s

favourite NRL stars,

retired playmaker

Johnathan

Thurston, also

launched his rugby

league career

at the Bulldogs.

PHOTO: GETTY

42-6 victory over the Wellington

Orcas at the national under-16

tournament at Nga Puna Wai on

Saturday, impressed at an Elite

Sport Performance Trust two-day

talent identification camp for 20

players in Auckland last year.

Ideally, the halfback would have

attended training sessions at the

Bulldogs’ Belmore headquarters

during the July school holidays

but MIQ requirements ruled out

the trip.

“He could get there, but there

was no guarantee he could get

home,” Kirsten said.

Bronson started playing rugby

league as a six-year-old at the

Kaiapoi-based Northern Bulldogs,

following in father Kyle’s

sprigmarks – a former New Zealand

age group and Canterbury

representative.

“It’ll be a big learning curve

but like anything, if you want to

excel at a sport you should probably

fish where the fish are,” said

Kirsten, the Northern Bulldogs

club secretary.

“You go where they’ve got good

programmes, they just do it properly

over there. We couldn’t really

not do it.”

The Northern Bulldogs under-

16s player of the year for 2021,

Bronson, who has represented

Canterbury since he was nine,

will play in the same grade next

year.

His favourite player is retired

Kangaroos, Queensland and

North Queensland halfback

Johnathan Thurston, who started

his illustrious career at the Bulldogs

in 2002.

Bronson is the second player

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year 13 student and Halswell

Hornets back rower Tanner

Stowers-Smith, who signed a twoyear

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Art classes gives cancer patient

ROAR: Ruth Caukwell’s artworks often feature

animals, such as lions or ducks.

• 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

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Her chemotherapy stopped in

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“It is what it is and I’m going to

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“The art is a great outlet. You can

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pastel is her preferred medium,

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“He was a forerunner of pastels,

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pastel is just amazing.”

The classes include art history

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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

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and graduating from Canterbury

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2016.

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Thursday October 7 2021 7

a new lease on life

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.

People came from throughout Christchurch

to attend classes, and participants

ranged from those in their 20s to those in

their 70s.

Art classes are on hold until Covid-19

alert level 1, although she was communicating

with her pupils online, she said.

This was among the challenges of her

role, as was the reality of working with the

society.

“Sometimes people are pretty unwell,

and very locationally we lose someone and

that’s very sad.”

However, the positive aspects of the role

far outweighed any drawbacks.

“Its a team. It’s not to do with me, it’s to

do with everyone. As tutors, sometimes I

think we get more out of it than they do,

they’re so kind and appreciative.”

“For some reason, I think adversity

makes some very lovely, kind people.”

•Therapeutic art classes are held at 97

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Monday of the month, 10am-noon.

Phone 379 5835 or email groups@

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

NOR’WEST NEWS

‘Skiing will be a lifelong passion for me’

•From page 1

“Just to get there in this

Covid world will be amazing,”

she said.

While competing in Europe,

her aim was simply to make the

most of the experience.

Although she was not looking

further into the future than this,

she had no plan to hang up her

skis.

“Skiing will be a lifelong passion

for me. I would love to juggle

competing and a career.”

She was drawn to compete in

the sport because of the friendly

atmosphere of the competitions,

she said.

“There is a really great group of

girls who are all super supportive

and fun.”

The skiers she looked up to

included New Zealanders Janina

Kuzma, Jess Hotter, and Craig

Murray, and Italian Arianna

Tricomi.

In spite of injuries and

near misses, she believes a day

on the snow is better than a day

off it.

However, love of skiing was not

instantaneous for Ruby. When

Bottle Lake Forest Park’s notoriously hard and fast trails lived up to

their reputation on Sunday delivering fast times in the final round of

the Canterbury Mountain Bike series.

The winning time by former international world cup mountain

bike racer Craig Oliver for the 30km feature race was 1hr 4min.

she was first introduced to it, she

“hated” the sport.

She changed her mind after

picking up on the enthusiasm

of those around her at the

skifield near her family’s holiday

home.

“Skiing is one of our family

sports but skiing with friends

made it more fun and we had

a great group of kids at Mt

Olympus to push each other and

improve,” Ruby said.

Freeride skiing was her

preferred style because of the

creativity it allowed.

“It’s not like in ski racing where

you have a set path and turn

between the gates. You have to

choose your path and what you’re

going to jump off and decide

what trick you’re going to do in

the air — it’s really fun.”

Picking her route to follow was

the most challenging part of the

sport, because of the uncertainty

of how it would work out, but was

also the most rewarding when it

went well.

While in action, she had three

key words on her mind – “focus,

fluid and fast.”

CREATIVITY: Ruby Hewitt

carves a path at the New

Zealand junior freeride

nationals. PHOTO: MARK

BRIDGWATER

Walter Lettink of Mairehau, leads his daughter Victoria,

10, as they prepare for the start the final round of the

Canterbury mountain bike series at Bottle Lake Forest Park

last weekend. Walter rode in the 30km race while Victoria

faced the 15km race.

David Ralston, of Burnside, completes

the first lap of the 30km race on

Sunday. Ralston’s second place finish

in his age group earned him enough

points to come second overall in the

60-plus age group for the three-round

series.

Rob Turner of Redwood competes in the 15km

short course race.

Simon Kristiansen, of Merivale, carries his race number as he heads

towards winning the 15km race. His spirited ride saw him earn enough

points to win the overall 40-49 age group title.

With the end in sight four competitors in the 30km race draw on all

their reserves as they sprint towards a possible top-10 placing. They are

(from left) No 4 Warwick Tuffnell, of Leeston, Sebastiano Broadhead, of

Harewood, (obscured), No 24 Ryan Kuggeleijn and No 199 Aaron Hooper,

of Bishopdale. Hooper beat them all to the line gaining ninth overall.

PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE


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Thursday October 7 2021 9

Word Hunt Competition

WIN!

A Family Annual Pass to

Word #1:

We have hidden 3 Kiwi’s on our website. Each Kiwi has a special word.

To go in the draw to win; Simply go to rwbishopdale.co.nz or rwstrowan.co.nz.

Find all 3 Kiwi’s and write the special words you find in the yellow boxes.

Once you have found all 3 special words, fill out your contact details below,

cut out this competition and bring it into our Bishopdale or Strowan office to be

in the draw to win a family annual pass to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve!

Word #2:

Word #3:

Full Name:

Contact Number:

Address:

Email:

Would you like to receive email market updates? Yes

No

Age:

Competition runs from 30/09/2021 to 18/10/2021.

Entries must be dropped in to 5/333 Harewood Road,

Bishopdale, or 55 Blighs Road, Strowan.

T’s & C’s Apply.*

*Terms and Conditions - Competition runs from Thursday 30th September to Monday 18th October. Entries must be physically handed in to our Bishopdale or Strowan office between 9am -

5pm Monday - Friday to be in the draw. Entries may be placed in the Strowan office letterbox after hours located at 55 Blighs Road, Strowan. Prize includes 1x Family Annual Pass to Willowbank

Wildlife Reserve for two adults and any three children. Winner will be contacted and notified via phone on Wednesday 20th October and must be able to collect from the Bishopdale or Strowan

office. By entering the competition, the winner agrees to their names being published and to be photographed and that Ray White BS may use their names and such photographs for publicity

purposes. The prize is not transferable or exchangeable, and cannot be redeemed for cash. Entry is open to Christchurch residents only.

JOIN OUR

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Are you ready to kick start your career?

We are looking for determined individuals who want to work in

a collaborative, supportive, fun, and positive environment.

If you have ever considered a career in Real Estate but just

haven’t taken the first step, now’s your chance!

Our careers evening is a great opportunity to come along and find

out what’s involved in becoming part of this exciting industry.

1/220 Avonhead Road, Avonhead 1 1

• Investors, Upsizers or Downsizers

• Currently tenanted

• Close to all amenities

Auction: 10:30am, Thursday 21st October

at Ray White Bishopdale.

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2 1

0800 YELLOW (0800 935 569)

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To register your interest, please email

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continuing education

NOR’WEST NEWS

Risingholme’s Adult and

Community Education

Courses for Term 4, 2021

are you a face-to-face learner? Learn something new with Risingholme.

Whether you’re looking to learn new

skills for enjoyment or employment! Or,

you want to upskill and don’t have time

for traditional tertiary study, or you just

want to learn something new for fun,

Risingholme offers an amazing range of

short courses. Developing a new skill will

influence the way you do things day to day

and will make doing things quicker and

easier, saving time, energy and stress.

offering a new course at Risingholme in

Term 4 – Work Readiness for Women:

This course builds work confidence, goal

setting and learn valuable job search

skills to navigate entry or re-entry into

the workforce by equipping yourself

with the right tools to gain successful

employment.

We are therefore putting a call out to

women looking for a change or restarting

their career after managing the house as a

stay-at-home mum or those preparing for

their next work opportunity.

For more information on all our

courses and to enrol please go to:

Web: www.risingholme.org.nz/Courses/

Email: info@risingholme.org.nz

Phone: (03) 332 7359

We look

forward to

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Risingholme

course this

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Make a habit of trying

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Risingholme courses range from

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time to reserve your space.

Risingholme is thrilled to announce our

latest collaboration with ‘Dress for Success

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Adult and Community Education Term 4, 2021

Come learn with us

Risingholme Community Centre offers

a wide range of short courses, each

term, at a range of venues.

Risingholme Community Centre

Art (Creative Art, Mixed Media, Painting with Acrylics, Drawing

& Sketching), Fabric & Craft Skills, Guitar, Pottery, Sewing Skills,

Upholstery, Sewing Retreat, Yoga, Wood Sculpture, Woodwork,

Woodwork for Women, Zentangle, Fermented Foods, Te Reo Maori,

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Wealth & Abundance Seminar, Mindfulness for Health, Compassionate

Communication, Screen Printing, Work Readiness for Women

Christchurch Girls’ High School

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Full details available on www.risingholme.org.nz

Risingholme office at 22 Cholmondeley Ave, Opawa, Chch

Phone 03 332 7359 | Email info@risingholme.org.nz

www.risingholme.org.nz


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Thursday October 7 2021 11

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RAY WHITE PAPANUI NEWS

A ‘selling your home’ checklist

Selling a home can be a full-on

experience. We grow attached to our

homes and it can be hard to move

on from them, especially if it’s our

first home. We sell for any number of

reasons but, no matter, the same things

need to be considered before you start

the process.

Preparing your home:

You will need to get the property up

to scratch and looking as attractive

as possible to prospective buyers. For

some, this will mean finally finishing

that project, working on repairs,

decluttering and cleaning. Speak to a

property expert if you are considering

any expensive alterations to make sure

it’s worth the cost.

Repair History:

If your property has had insurance or

EQC repairs then this documentation

including evidence of completion of

works needs to be complied for the

sale, if you can’t find this information

then you can call EQC 0800 326 243

and ask for them to send the file for

your property out, note this can take

up to 20 working days to arrive.

Find a salesperson (agent):

Contact a few experienced local real

estate salespeople (agents) and set up

interviews. Potential salespeople will

evaluate your property and give you a

comparative market analysis. Once you

Tax changes are here!

find your salesperson, you will sign a

contract stating any commissions due,

length of the agreement, marketing

costs and the estimated sale cost.

Making more important decisions:

Next work with your salesperson to

decide how you want to sell (auction,

deadline sale, price etc), types and

costs of listings and advertising, open

home schedules and if you will issue a

price guide or ask for offers.

Contracts:

Your salesperson will draw up

the contract of sale, which should

include all details of the owners,

title, conditions of the sale, what is

included in the chattels (for example,

oven) as well as settlement date, legal

description and any tenancy details if

relevant.

Going to market:

The length of time your home will be

on the market depends on how you

choose to sell. For an auction, it’s about

four weeks, a price or by negotiation

method is often longer. This is the time

your home will be open for inspections.

It will take some effort to keep the

house tidy for that time.

Your salesperson will be responsible

for negotiating with potential buyers

to get the best price for you. Once it

has been sold, the buyer usually pays a

deposit at this point.

The last step is settlement day. This

is when you give the keys over to the

new owners and vacate the property

in exchange for the full agreed-upon

amount. Congratulations on your sale!

To discuss your map to a successful

sale, get in contact with one of the

team here at Ray White Papanui. We

look forward to working with you.

Vanessa Golightly,

Business Owner

and Licensee Agent

Ray White Papanui

027 664 9292

Vanessa Golightly

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 664 9292

Stuart Morris

Licensee Agent

& Auctioneer

027 422 6395

Katrina Green

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Claire Morris

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 662 4822

Ben McNab

Licensee Salesperson

& Auctioneer

027 427 7232

Tracy Thomson

Licensee Salesperson

027 440 3035

New tax laws for landlords came into

effect from 1st October and while the

Government first announced these

changes in March, we have had to wait

until just days prior to the changes

taking effect to find out more details.

One of the big questions a lot of

investors had was “What defines a

new build?” and “How long would it be

classified as a new build?” This concern

was generated as new builds have

been made exempt from one of the big

changes, where you are no longer able

to claim interest on your mortgage as

a cost to off-set against the income,

which will likely result, for most

landlords in a higher cost to run their

rental property.

We now know that the Government

has said that a new build will come

under this exemption for 20 years from

the change. This will apply for any new

build which had its Code of Compliance

issued on or after 27th March 2020.

Feature Properties

The other good news is that this

exemption will be transferable from

one owner to the next during the 20

year period, which also answers a lot of

questions landlords had.

Tax specialists are however advising

that the rules are very complex and

they recommend that independent

expert advice is sought to ensure

landlords understand the tax

implications according to their own

personal circumstances.

The Government has also said that

more generous exemptions could apply

to purpose-built rentals, commonly

known as build-to-rent rentals, so I

guess we need to wait and see what

this looks like.

So where does this leave the landlord

who owns an older rental property, and

ultimately how is this going to affect

the rental stock in New Zealand? Most

of us working closely with landlords

who own, and tenants who live in, these

properties are nervous that we will see

a shortage of mid-priced rental stock,

with investors either changing over to

new builds or selling up and getting out

of the game completely.

As each part of the tax changes take

effect the costs to landlords will

increase, making it impossible not to

increase rents to continue making

the ownership viable. In my opinion,

and from what I am already seeing

in the market, these tax changes

will not assist most of our tenants

unfortunately and could ultimately

backfire on assisting tenants to be in

homes for life. But – we will have to

wait and see!

Just Sold

Katrina Green,

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Richie Eggelton

Licensee Salesperson

021 089 65594

Hasna Ngara

Licensee Salesperson

021 262 4943

Olivia Hendry

Executive Assistant

Maria Paterson

Licensee Salesperson

027 543 4689

Jana Schleehauf

Licensee Salesperson

022 090 1227

Georgia Tuuta

Executive Assistant

Estelle Schuurman

Property Manager

Joy Coughlan

Mortgage Broker

027 223 3572

22 Kendal Avenue, Burnside

Vanessa Golightly & Maria Paterson

25 Gleneagles Terrace, Fendalton

Tracy Thomson & Hansa Ngara

160 Richardson Terrace, Woolston

Vanessa Golightly & Maria Paterson

Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui

Phone (03) 352 0567 | rwpapanui.co.nz | /RayWhitePapanui Morris & Co Limited | Licenced REAA 2008

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