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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2021

Connecting you with your neighbourhood

Photographer exposes the sun’s surface

Pet cat

killed in

vicious

dog

attack

SUN MAN: New Brighton amateur astronomer Sai Shankar loves looking across 149,000,000km of space to record the

activity on the volatile surface of the sun.

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE ​

• By John Cosgrove

VISITING THE sun is

impossible, but for a New

Brighton amateur astronomer

his forays into the boiling

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5500 deg C cauldron of

the corona layer of the

sun’s atmosphere are done

photographically.

When asked why, Sai

Shankar, a teacher assistant at

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said he loves all kinds of

astro-photography: “But I

especially like photographing

the sun.”

“We forget the sun is a star,

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just like all the other stars in

the sky, so when you look at

the surface of the sun you are

looking at a star.

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• By John Cosgrove

DOG ATTACKS are short and

violent.

For one Shirley family a recent

attack robbed them of their pet

cat Roxy.

She was hunted down and

viciously attacked and killed by

two stray ‘staffy cross-type’ dogs

early in the morning.

Her demise was witnessed

on several home video

surveillance cameras and

her shattered remains were

discovered later that same

morning by neighbours further

along a quiet cul-de-sac in

Shirley.

Owner David Pringle of

Charlie Stanton Pl said the

first his family knew of Roxy’s

death was a phone call from an

neighbour.

“She was driving her kids to

school when she spotted Roxy’s

remains on a lawn at the end of

the street.

“We thought she had been

run over but when I went

down and saw the state she

was in I quickly recovered her

and put her in a bag as I didn’t

want any of the kids here to see

the mess she was in,” Pringle

said.

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what’s on

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The Inaugural ‘Bros for Chains

Charity Classic’

Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am-

4.30pm

Brooker Ave, Burwood

A charity event presented by Bros

For Change and RPM Discs, at the

Brooker Ave Disc Golf Park, using the

current course and pop ups. Go along

and discover the new sports of disc

golf and have a lot of fun while giving

back to the community with four

rounds of games over the weekend.

Email woody@rpmdiscs.com for more

details or to enter.

Car Boot Sale

Saturday, 9 am to noon

10 Shirley Rd

Go along and enjoy the offerings at

the Shirley Community Centre car

boot sale. Sausage sizzle and coffee

cart will be there. Covid protocols

will apply – you must wear a mask,

scan in and keep 2m apart. No eftpos,

and no toilet facilities. Free.

North Beach Bridge Club

Wednesday 1-4pm

St Andrews Anglican Church ,

Marriotts Rd, North New Brighton

Go along and join other friendly

members of the bridge club who meet

every Wednesday. Phone Margaret

Keall at 382 0274 for information.

New Brighton Seaside Market, New Brighton Pedestrian Mall,

Saturday 10am–2pm. Every Saturday, New Brighton’s pedestrian mall is

filled with colour and creativity. Come down to the seaside and enjoy, live

entertainment, great food, fresh produce, arts, crafts, jewellery and more.

There’s also a bouncy castle and free face-painting for the littlies. Life is

Better By the Sea. A New Brighton Project initiative. “Creating Community

Together”. Inquiries please txt 027 517 4250 or email seasidemarket@xtra.

co.nz Admission free

Common Ground Crop Swap

Friday, 5.30 -8pm

91 Estuary Rd, New Brighton,

The swap is brought to you by Coastal

New Brighton Time Bank, Common

Ground and Sustain South

Brighton, and is a chance to go along

and swap and share your excess fruit

and garden produce. Free.

Anzac Fronds Unveiling

Monday, 2.30pm

Intersection of New Brighton Rd and

Anzac Drive

A ceremony will be held to

mark the unveiling of the Anzac

Fronds in their new position at

the Anzac Drive/New Brighton

Rd intersection.The fronds were

originally installed on Anzac Bridge

in 2000 but following the 2010/11

earthquakes they were removed and

have since been in storage. Mayor

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‘unfurling’ of the fronds in their new

location.

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Monday-Thursday, 10am-noon

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Come along and learn how to use

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Community meeting

Tuesday, 6.30-8pm

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The next Bromley Community

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Concern for welfare of children

• From page 1

“We have a really special

community here, everyone has

young kids and we all look out

for each other so I didn’t what

mine or any other family’s kids

to see the state she was in.

“They (the dogs) had ripped

her head to shreds, so after I got

her home I went back through

the surveillance video and spotted

the attack.

“The two dogs came from

nearby Innes Rd and tracked her

through some of our neighbours

yards before they grabbed her

from her favourite place lying

under a bush out front of our

house,” Pringle said.

“Then on another video I

could see them kill her.

“It was a bit of a shock and

my wife Shayle is still very upset

about it all.”

He said he and many of his

neighbours had installed video

surveillance gear outside their

houses after they were victims to

a growing number of burglaries

in their quiet little street.

“It’s got worse since the first

lockdown last year, they got all

my work tools in one robbery

and another neighbour was up

early one morning breastfeeding

her baby when someone

walked into her house,” the self

employed electrician said.

Following the attack Pringle

contacted the city council dog

control.

“We wanted them to do

SHOCKED: Roxy’s owner David Pringle with siberian husky Shinobi, her best mate,

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE ​

something about it as other pets

in the area have also been killed

by stray dogs, and we wanted to

protect all of the small children

here,” he said.

“Many of them play in the grassy

area where the dogs came through.”

City council head of regulatory

compliance Tracey Weston

said video footage can be used

as part of their investigation if

it meets the evidential requirements

of being able to clearly

identify the offending dog.

Sadly in spite of the footage

supplied by the Pringles, council

staff were unable to identify the

collarless dogs in the attack.

She added that currently there

are 38,453 dogs registered in

city area and they were aware of

4044 that are currently unregistered.

Neighbour Michelle Hall discovered

Roxy and said she didn’t

want her own children to see the

remains.

“The fence the dogs came

through isn’t properly closed off

from Innes Rd so stray dogs and

anyone can just walk through,

it worries me and my partner as

we have a great little street here.

“We will be asking the council

to extend the fence to close off

the access point,” she said.

In Brief

PARADE CANCELLED

Santa will not be parading through

the streets of New Brighton this

year because of Covid concerns.

Unfortunately, New Brighton

Project have had to make the

hard decision to cancel this year’s

parade, but said the New Brighton

Seaside Christmas market will still

go ahead.

FUNDRAISING EVENT

The North Avon BMX club will

start its fundraising drive for a

world-class pump track with a

gathering of professional cyclists

at the club’s grounds on Saturday.

Top riders, such as Anton Cooper,

Billy Meaclem, Charles Murray,

Joe Nation, Kate Winton and Sam

Blenkinsop, have just raced at the

Crankworx festival in Rotorua and

are keen to help the fundraising

drive. The club requires an

additional $30,000 to reach key

funding milestones to make the

track a reality.

PROJECT FUNDING

The Christchurch Earthquake

Appeal Trust is funding the

New Brighton Community

Leadership Project with up to

$2 million available for one or

two projects selected by the

community to enhance the social

and economic environment in

the greater New Brighton area.

This will be a community-led

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4 Thursday November 11 2021

Manukura Kōrero

School Update

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

With your basket and my basket the people will live

There is so much to celebrate as a kura as we reflect on

what has been a very challenging year. Our ākonga and

kaimahi have not let a global pandemic dampen their

enthusiasm, they have not let the restraints of Lockdown

overwhelm them and they have not succumbed to the

fear and anxiety that often results from the plethora of

information generated on social media about COVID-19.

Instead they have remained focused and “made the

main thing the main thing,” and that main thing for them

is their ako and ensuring they take advantage of all the

opportunities that are offered to them.

Ākonga and kaimahi are working extremely hard at the

moment at every level of the school. Our senior ākonga

are busy with examination preparation as NCEA external

exams get closer. I am so proud of our ākonga and the

number of Excellence and Merit Credits they have earned

in NCEA this year even though they faced the challenges

of Lockdown and online learning. For many of our senior

ākonga these exams are the culmination of a five year

journey and we wish them well for this ultimate wero.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate

Meshach Faafoe, Pypah Lewis-Bolten and Larnayshia Tahuri,

all of whom have received a University of Canterbury

Takere Scholarship for 2022. This prestigious scholarship

provides recipients with a fortnightly allowance of $400, free

catered accommodation in a Hall of Residence, a tailored

academic support and guidance programme with designated

Māori and Pacific Student Advisors, a fees-free 15-point

100-level course that may contribute to the recipient’s

chosen degree, opportunities to engage, lead and support

social and cultural activities, as well as engagement with

whānau regularly so they can support recipients while they

are studying away from home. An added advantage of this

wonderful scholarship is the provision of Taurima (Mentors)

and tutors to assist recipients as they navigate this exciting

learning pathway.

I would like to record as well my gratitude to all those

people who have supported the recent COVID-19

vaccination programme in the East. Haeata hosts a DHB

vaccination clinic on Wednesdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm

and this has seen a positive uptake by whānau of

immunisations. There is no coercion for ākonga or whānau

to get vaccinated, rather our approach has always been

underpinned by informed consent.

If whānau wish to enter our “Crush COVID-19”

competition all they need to do is bring in the double dose

vaccination certificate to be in the draw for a $200 prize,

donated by the Manukura. Entries close on Monday, 6

December 2021 and the winner will be announced at Junior

Prizegiving on Friday,10 December 2021.

As always, it is a privilege to lead at Haeata, it is a privilege

to work with our amazing ākonga and kaimahi, and it is a

privilege to serve this wonderful community.

Kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui.

Arohanui

Whaea Peggy

Haeata Formal 2021

Swim Safe Programme at Taiora

The hours of planning, preparation and execution

that went into creating this spectacular and

beautiful event defies the imagination.

So many of our amazing young people lived the

dream and were amazed and overwhelmed as

they entered a transformed Te Rau Ika. Walking

the Red Carpet, we all entered a Winter

Wonderland that, on every level, took your breath

away.

We were all treated to the most sumptuous

banquet I have ever enjoyed at a school Ball,

entertained by an amazing DJ and without

exception treated like royalty.

Champagne flutes, canapés and fine cuisine, photo

op after photo op, dance after dance, the night just

litup!!

For me, these memories will endure! I have

attended many beautiful weddings over the years

and this event equaled or surpassed the standards

of excellence set on those occasions with the

attention to detail, presentation, organisation and

ultimately unbridled enthusiasm (excuse the pun!)

and celebration this

event achieved.

Thank-you to

Michelle McConnell

for the beautiful

photographs.

Thank you again

Natalie Malan, you

led your team and

created a dreamcome

true!!

Whaea Peggy

For the first two weeks this term, our Year 1-6 ākonga across Hikuawa and

Kōmanawa hapori have enjoyed travelling by bus to Taiora each day for Swim

Safe Water Education. The instructors were amazing, teaching a range of

water safety skills to our ākonga.

Ākonga enjoyed the daily 30 minute session,

learning a lot of new skills including:

• how to enter and exit the water in any

environment

• underwater skills and controlling their

breathing

• how to float on the water

• moving, rolling and turning in the water

• water safety and awareness

• what to do in an emergency

All of which support them to be

more confident in water.

Whaea Jess

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Thursday November 11 2021 5

Capturing Sol in all its glory

THE

• From page 1

“It amazes me that we are

living in a time when we can

do something that’s been out

of reach of most amateurs

photographers up until now.

“With the help of an ordinary

refractive telescope and some

affordable specialist equipment

we can now see the sun up

close, it’s quite an experience to

look at it with your own eyes,”

he said.

Shankar said it’s all achieved

by using specialist filters and

some free online software.

“We start off with a white light

filter which lets all the colours

of the visible spectrum through,

but reduces them down to a tiny

percentage, less than one per

cent of what we see.

“This filter shows us the

photosphere of the sun, the layer

of the sun with all the sun spots

happening on it.”

Next he uses is a hydrogen

alpha optical filter designed

to transmit only a narrow

bandwidth of light.

“This filter only lets in a

wavelength of light that is

less than one nanometre

in size; a human hair is

600,000 nanometres in

thickness.

“It gives me amazing views

of a different layer of the sun’s

atmosphere, now I can now see

the chromosphere,” he said.

SOLAR FLARE: A big prominence exploding on the north

east limb of the sun, estimated as high as five or six

earths. Below – a small eruption is bigger than three

earths.

PHOTOS: SAI SHANKAR

This layer has the temperature

ranging from 6000 deg C to

about 20,000 deg C.

“You can still see sun spots

but you can now see

prominences exploding on the

edge of the sun plus a lot of

surface detail.

“It looks amazing and it’s

dynamic, over an hour it can

change immensely,” Shankar

said.

Using a monochromatic

video camera that captures at

100 frames per second, he then

records 30 seconds of imagery at

a time.

“The atmosphere of the sun

is quite turbulent so it’s called

‘lucky photography,’ as over that

30 seconds there will be brief

moments of clarity in the surface

turbulence.

“On screen, your watching

blurry images then suddenly it

jumps into clear sharp focus,“ he

said.

Free photographic stacking

software quickly sorts the

best one-to-five per cent of all

the images captured to produce

a clear, sharp result as a mosaic.

“It finds the best frames and

matches them together into a

black and white image which I

can then colourise to show the

sun.”

From there Shankar said he

will manipulate with them in

Photoshop and produce the

images he is becoming well

known for.

Shanker said he plans to

display his unique imagery

online in the coming weeks.

FACTS:

•The sun is Yellow Dwarf

star composed primarily of

hydrogen and helium.

•It is over 4.6 billion years old

and compared to the largest

known stars, red giants, isn’t

very big, but compared to

the most common type of

star in the universe, the red

dwarf, the sun is quite a bit

larger than most.

•The sun alone contains 99.8

per cent of the total mass in

our solar system.

•It’s almost 110 times the

diameter of earth.

•About one million earth’s

could fit inside the sun while

the surface area of the sun is

11,990 times that of earth.

•The sun is spinning in

the opposite direction to

earth and is travelling at

220km per second, light

takes eight minutes to reach

earth.

•The atmosphere of the

sun is composed of three

layers – the photosphere,

the chromosphere, and the

corona – and its surface

temperature is 5500 deg C

•The nuclear explosions on

the surface generate solar

winds, which are ejections

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travel through the solar

system at up to 450km per

second.

•Our orbital speed

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Young delegates have a say on their future

• By John Cosgrove

THE NEXT generation of

influencers, environmentalists,

and community leaders got to

voice their concerns about the

future at a special session held at

the city council last week.

Twenty-four children, aged

from 10 to 15 years and from

five schools, took the chairs

inside the council chambers and

presented their ideas on coastal

hazards and climate change.

The next generation

conversation workshop focused

on seeking answers from

young people about what they

wanted to see happen on issues

associated with global warming

and climate change, as these

things directly affect their

future.

City council senior news and

content editor Lois Cairns said

the point of the exercise was for

the young people to formulate

a submission on the coastal

adaptation framework.

“They had done some prework,

looking at the proposed Chisnallwood Intermediate

guiding principles within the formed into groups and then,

framework and identifying what in chambers, presented their

they liked, what they would like arguments which the students all

to change, what was missing voted on.

and the importance of children The Lyttelton Primary School

and young people’s voices in the group posed the question that

conversation,” she said.

“they may invite us, they may

Pupils

263

from Haeata

listen to us,

x

but it will depend

180

on

Community College, Lyttelton if they really hear us”.

Primary School, Governors Bay In front of city councillor and

School, Banks Ave School and Sustainability and Community possessed when he spoke

FOR REAL: In council chambers young delegates, including Chisnallwood Intermediate

pupil Rosie Paul, 13 (left), voted on parts of their final submission on the coastal adaption

framework.

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE

Resilience Committee

chairwoman Sara Templeton,

ECan councillor Vicky

Southworth and Future Curious

representative Sian Carvell,

the young respondents hotly

debated what their future could

look like.

Keegan Verster, 13, typified the

depth the dedicated year 9 class

at Chisnallwood Intermediate

passionately to the audience

about his feelings for the future.

“It was an amazing experience,

we all have a capability of being

heard and I think we will be

heard,” Keagan said.

His group’s presentation was

about changing the education of

youth to affect change for their

future.

“It’s very important that we all

should be learning about what’s

happening today. How are we

going to stop it if we don’t know

anything about it,” Keegan said.

His class studies the changing

environment and was well

represented at the session,

supplying four of the eight

speakers.

Classmate Sarita Kotze, 13,

found it a huge opportunity, and

said the highlight was speaking

in front of the assembled group.

She hopes it will help her spread

information and influence

change.

Said Sarita: “The facts

shouldn’t be sugar-coated when

discussing climate change.”

Chisnallwood pupil Rosie Paul,

13, said she got so much from the

meeting.

“It was absolutely amazing as

I got to hear the student voice,”

she said.

Teacher Jude Robinson said

the Chisnallwood Intermediate

class were very passionate.

“There are 32 kids in the

class and their passion and

ability to understand the key

issues about climate change is

amazing. As teachers we want to

challenge them, to get them to

take it further and this session

here today is a result of that,”

Robinson said.

The submission the pupils

created will now be considered

along with other submissions the

city council will receive before it

makes a final decision in the

new year.

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It’s been a while since we’ve been in touch but we wanted to reach out to our

community and let you know what is happening in the world of travel.

As you all know our holidays abroad have been largely quashed by the Covid-19

pandemic and we have navigated almost two years of living without the

opportunity to travel and explore the world – something that many Kiwi’s love

to do. But while we wait for the vaccination levels to reach the desired 90%

outcome we thought it was the right time to say “HI” and to remind you that we

are still here, waiting to help you get that long awaited holiday.

Many of you will know that we relocated mid-2020 to the Merivale House of Travel

location and merged the two stores. While it may be a bit further to travel to,

it also offers some other great retail stores and lots of cafes to enjoy a coffee

or lunch. So, please come and visit us! Our team have an enormous amount of

experience and are well-travelled so you can trust us for honest, unbiased travel

recommendations that are relevant to your needs.

Some of you may not have booked with a travel agent in the past but travel in this

“covid-era” comes with many more complications and as we have been at the

forefront of this, our knowledge and advice is unparalleled. Simply put we are

able to give accurate advice and 24/7 support should your holiday come with

any issues or unforeseen cancellations.

Booking online is easy – we all know that. But that computer screen cannot give

you comparisons nor outline the benefits of specific products. Online travel

agents often are not upfront about terms and conditions, can come with hidden

costs and a lack of support when things go pear-shaped. We are committed

to ensuring our clients have the best experience from the initial quotation stage

right through to the return to New Zealand. House of Travel is one of

New Zealand’s most trusted brands and we’re with you all the way.

Across the travel and tourism industry we are hopeful that the Government will

announce a reopening of our borders soon. We anticipate this will be in the early

stages of 2022. We are also hoping to see major changes to the current MIQ

system that has been challenging to say the least. So, it really is a case of watch

this space! Many of you will still have credits to use up and if you are thinking

of travelling in 2022 or 2023 we urge you to get in touch with us as soon as you

can. Many other countries have had a head start on us and believe it or not many

cruise lines and tour operators are starting to fill up for the coming year. Many of

our suppliers are offering more flexibility with regards to bookings and deposits

so booking early is recommended.

We thought in this advert we’d highlight a few cruises that are coming up over

the next couple of years. The cruise lines are all investing heavily in new hygiene

regulations and the majority will be for vaccinated travellers only. All the work

being done by cruise lines, tour operators, hotels, airlines will mean that travel can

only become safer in the near future.

So, please get in touch with us OR pop into the office to say hello. We are all very

much looking forward to having positive, upbeat conversations again and to help

fulfil your travel needs.

Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram to keep up with all the latest deals:

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Nicky de Clifford and Lisa Hutchison (Owner/Operators)

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17. Intervene (9)

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Poppies, 9. Icons, 10.

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12. Arena, 13. Reins, 15.

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19. Tibia, 21. Scale, 23.

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26. Plaza, 27. Sceptre, 28.

Corners.

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Apologise, 3. Gusto, 4.

Reminisce, 5. Paste, 6.

Permanent, 7. Image, 8.

Satiate, 14. Statement, 16.

Authentic, 17. Arbitrate,

18. Possess, 20. Arrears,

22. Amuse, 23. Shape, 24.

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No.117

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Harcourts gold

TOP15 PERFORMERS

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