The Star: December 02, 2021

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Thursday, December 2, 2021 | Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper

What’s the

Bachelor

up to now?

– page 9

Teens walk away

from horror

smash

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

Jacob Ohs and

his four mates

miraculously lived

to tell the tale of

a spectacular car

crash yesterday

• Story page 5

More

than just

pride on

the line

– page 36

City2Surf

fun run

goes

back to

the future

CITY2SURF veterans will

remember crossing the finish line

at New Brighton beach – and now

the route is a step closer to the fun

run’s original concept.

For the first time since the 2011

earthquake, a coastal component

returns to the popular exercise for

dedicated athletes, casual runners,

corporate teams and school

groups.

In a tilt to history, the 2022

Les Mills-branded edition,

scheduled for March 20, will start

at Cathedral Square and end at

Rawhiti Domain, turning the tide

after Ferrymead was the quakerelated

end point.

The fun run, which is expected

to attract 12,000 entrants, debuted

in 1974 and for the first four years

it finished on the sand before

reverting to a fitting athletic

destination, QE II Park.

“It’s a huge deal for our team

as we have wanted to return this

event to its pre-quakes course

for a while now,” said City2Surf

manager Jon Holmes.

“This will be a great opportunity

to bring people to the east of the

city and to generate a great buzz.”

There is also a modern twist for

participants tackling the 12km

classic route or shorter 6km

distance with chip timing.

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Sheep that thinks he’s a dog.........................3

Swing set memorises son...........................4-5

Polo star death: Appeal dismissed..........7

Bachelor turns marriage celebrant.........9

Sex worker killer suing prison.................. 10

Deviant back behind bars............................12

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Mayor’s column.......................................................25

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• By Emily Moorhouse

MEET LUCKY, the six-year-old

sheep that thinks he’s a dog.

Lucky is a bit different to

most sheep – he walks along the

Heathcote River every evening

with his owner Caroline Thomson.

He trots happily beside her,

tugging on his leash every now

and then to nibble at a daisy.

Lucky is great with dogs he

encounters on walks and enjoys

little kids giving him a hug.

“He’s quite happy to have

people pat him. He likes to say

hello,” said Thomson.

“It’s amazing the people you see

that say ‘you don’t see that everyday’

or ‘that’s made my day’.”

When the pair arrive home,

Lucky performs some tricks for

Thomson, in the hope he will get

some of his favourite alpaca nuts.

He knows sit, stay, shake,

jump, bow, pose, turn and many

more, as Thomson trained him

from when he was a little lamb.

She tells people he knows 20

commands but thinks it’s closer

to 25.

The pair met six years ago

when Thomson’s sister and

brother-in-law, who have sheep

down in Burkes Pass, between

Fairlie and Lake Tekapo, had

a ewe that birthed triplets, but

only managed to feed two of her

lambs.

Thomson went down for a visit

and tried to help the third lamb

CHRISTCHURCH AIRPORT

will facilitate a renewable power

plant and energy park capable

of generating an electricity

supply for 30,000 homes, and has

pledged to free up more land for

the project.

Christened Kowhai Park when

launched yesterday, the venture

initially incorporates solar power

and ultimately it will produce

environmentally friendly fuel for

air and land transport.

It will be built on 400 hectares

of airport-owned land northwest

of where the airport’s two

runways intersect.

The project is intended to scale

up over 30 years, with the goal of

producing 150 megawatts of electricity,

around a fifth of Christchurch’s

existing residential use.

“If 400 hectares isn’t ultimately

enough, we have options across

the campus to double this footprint

over time,” said Christchurch

Airport chief executive

Malcolm Johns.

The first stage of the project

will be funded with $100 million

latch onto its mother but had no

luck. Then her sister had an idea.

“My sister said to me ‘do you

want a lamb?’ and I said ‘yes!’”

Thomson said.

Life with Lucky took a bit of

adjusting as Thomson juggled

looking after him with studying.

During the day she would drop

from Solar Bay, an Australian

renewable energy fund.

Solar Bay investment director

Jack Sherratt said Kowhai Park

would accelerate Canterbury’s

low-carbon future.

There is nothing else like this

in New Zealand – it’s innovative,

far ahead of its time and

absolutely world-leading in every

sense,” he said.

Sherratt added the bank of

solar panels would be “50 times

larger than any existing array in

the country – and it’s just

It’s all in a day’s walk for Lucky

Lucky off to her sister and pick

him up again in the afternoon,

until he grew too big.

Then she kept Lucky in her

garden on a long leash before

investing in an electric fence pen.

In his pen lies a bucket of

water, a mini shed for sleeping,

a football that he pushes around

the beginning”.

The flat, sunny location near

Orion’s lines network and

Transpower’s national grid pylons

made it ideal, he said.

Johns said the project was

designed to allow the economy to

“decarbonise at the fastest possible

rate”.

The airport aimed to be

carbon neutral before 2030 in

regard to powering its terminal

and vehicles, while the project

would allow other businesses to

transition.

OUT AND ABOUT:

Lucky walking along the

Heathcote River with

Caroline Thomson’s family

member Rachel Hanney.

Lucky also performs tricks

in the hope he’ll get his

favourite treat, alpaca nuts.

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and a homemade jump for his

tricks.

Lucky enjoys his time spent

with Thomson and even ventures

down to Burkes Pass in the back

of her car for family gatherings.

“He’s basically like a dog,”

she said. “He’s a very good

companion.”

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City2Surf 2022

•From page 1

Chip timing means everyone

will receive an official finishing

time, a welcome technological

advance for elite athletes.

“It’s great to give some of New

Zealand’s best runners a chance

to come and compete in this

iconic event. Hopefully one day

it will be the race that everyone

want to win,” Holmes said.

Unlike previous editions,

there will no entries available

on the day due to the

requirement to track each

entrant and ensure a safe event

is carried out as Covid-19

lingers.

Entries are available online

from December 1 and cost $35

for an adult (12+ years), $20 for

children (aged 5-11). Infants

(0-4) are free.

For more information, a

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entry visit: www.city2surf.co.nz

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as part of the city council’s

plantings. Community Parks

Manager Al Hardy said: “We

hope that the planting of these

flowers will make people’s

experience at our cemeteries a

more positive one.”

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NEWS

• By Kristie Boland

HAVING FISH and chips in

the park is nothing out of the

ordinary for many families.

But for Ruth Markham-

Short and Jeremy Smith, their

outing with family and friends

at Redcliffs Park had special

significance.

They gathered to celebrate

and remember their 23-monthold

son, Reuben Smith,

who tragically died from

meningococcal septicemia nearly

a year ago.

“It’s about a bit of time with

Reubs, the anniversary is coming

up. The lead up to it is hard.

Being here with family and

having something to celebrate is

nice,” said Ruth.

The celebration at Monday’s

gathering was for the installation

of new swings at the park in

memory of Reuben, who would

go there with his parents.

Reuben was a healthy boy

who had not been sick before,

so when he woke at 4am on

December 17 with a high

temperature, it was unusual.

He showed signs of having a

stomach bug. Then at 10am that

day, Ruth and Jeremy took him

to the local medical centre.

By noon, it became clear there

was something seriously wrong.

Reuben had developed a rash

and was rushed to hospital to

be treated for meningococcal

septicemia, an infection of the

bloodstream that causes organs

to shut down.

By 2.30pm Reuben was in ICU.

Said Jeremy: “When we went

into ICU to see him he was just

a different boy. The rash had

spread all over him, he was

purple. It’s so brutal, it’s the

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Fish & chips, swing set and remembering

COLOUR: Ruth Markham-Short and Jeremy Smith with eight-week-old son Rupert at

Redcliffs Park. The couple have donated a swing set in memory of their son Reuben (inset).

worst disease.”

The doctors and nurses did

everything they could for

Reuben but his body had started

to shut down and there was

nothing more they could do.

“We were told about an hour

before he passed that there was

a high chance that he wouldn’t

make it,” said Jeremy.

At 5.10pm that day, Reuben

died.

Said Ruth: “It was just so fast,

so fast . . . It’s a bit like having

your kid tied to the railway

tracks and seeing the train

coming and not being able to do

anything about it.”

Said Jeremy: “It went from

waking up at four in the

morning, thinking he’s got a

tummy bug, to him passing away

at 10 past five that night.”

Up to 15 per cent of people

carry the bacteria that causes

meningococcal disease. The

chances of Reuben dying from it

were .0002 per cent, his parents

were told.

When Reuben died,

the Redcliffs and Sumner

community rallied together

to raise money to support

his parents. Now that money

has been donated back to the

community in the form of new

swings, Reuben’s favourite thing

to play on. The purple swing

set, Reuben’s favourite colour,

was installed at the weekend.

The community raised $4800

for Ruth and Jeremy, which was

used to pay for the swings.

“We wanted to do something

meaningful with [the money].

We wanted to give back,” said

Ruth.

The swings are a way to say

thank you to the Redcliffs

and Sumner community for

supporting Ruth and Jeremy

through the most difficult year

of their lives. The swing set gives

Ruth and Jeremy a place to go to

remember their son. A plaque

will go up for Reuben on the

boulder in front of the swings

“It’s a gift from us but in some

ways it’s been healing for us,”

said Ruth.

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young Reuben

After hearing about Reuben,

many people in Redcliffs,

where he went to pre-school,

vaccinated their children against

meningococcal, said Ruth.

“It’s too late for us but if we can

stop anyone else going through

what we’ve been through.”

Ruth and Jeremy said Reuben

was a “dream of a child.”

He was happy, full of energy

and extremely observant. He

loved exploring his world,

animals and the sandpit, often

coming home from pre-school

with sand in his pants.

Reuben left an impression on a

lot of people.

His teachers at St James

Preschool described him as one

of the most relaxed kids they’d

had.

“We were proud of him, he

was a really special child,” said

Jeremy.

Said Ruth: “It’s tempting

just to shut yourself off, live an

unhealthy lifestyle and try to

forget, but Reuben didn’t get

the choice that we get. We get

a choice to live, so as hard as it

was, we just try to do our best for

him.”

Ruth and Jeremy will be able

to take their eight-week-old son

Rupert to play on the swings

when he is older. Baby Rupert has

helped to heal his parents.

Said Jeremy: “A big part of me

is gone, but since having Rupert,

that big part of me that has been

lost has come back.”

MEMORY: Friends and family gathered at Redcliffs Park for

fish and chips and a play on the new swing.

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NEWS 5

‘We’re not snowflakes, so it’s fine’

• Watch the video starnews.co.nz

• By Emily Moorhouse

ONE SECOND Jacob Ohs

was driving, the next he was

skidding upside down after

colliding with a car on State

Highway 1 Johns Rd.

Ohs, 17, along with his four

friends in the car, were lucky to

walk away from the crash with

no, or only superficial, injuries

after sliding upside down for

what they thought was more

than 100m.

Ohs said they were in the right

lane heading north towards the

Sawyers Arms Rd roundabout

when a vehicle in the left lane

changed lanes. His vehicle

clipped the back of it and he

lost control.

The crash comes as Waka

Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

warns drivers about road safety

as summer approaches. Canterbury

has the highest number

of road deaths with 45 people

having died on the road in the

past year.

When the car stopped skidding,

Ohs said he could smell

petrol so everyone wanted to get

out straight away.

Jordan Anderson, 17, was the

first to get out. Ohs was stuck

under the steering wheel so he

pulled him out.

“He wasn’t screaming so he

obviously wasn’t in pain so I just

pulled him out,” Anderson said.

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AFTERMATH: Police

examine the damaged

motorway safety fence on

SH1 Johns Rd, where the

crash happened. Oliver

Korunic was one of the

passengers of the vehicle

that flipped upside down.

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

“[We’re] just a bit mentally

and physically scarred but, you

know, we’re not snowflakes so

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Said another passenger

Brindon White, 18: “I was on

my phone just watching TikTok

then next second we’re upside

down and I hit the roof.

Yeah, nah, it was a wee bit

scary.”

Ohs said he his first thoughts

were to make sure everyone was

okay.

They’re more important to

me than the car. If I was in the

hospital or one of my friends

were in the hospital then I’d be

carrying that.”

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Thursday December 2 2021 The Star

NEWS 7

Polo star death: Bid to quash conviction fails

• By Devon Bolger

AN ENGINEER hoping to have

his conviction quashed for hiding

the clothes of a US polo star after

she died at his house has had his

appeal dismissed.

Joseph Douglas McGirr was

found guilty of attempting to

pervert the course of justice at a

trial in March last year.

It related to the death of Lauren

Biddle, who died suddenly,

most likely of a drug overdose,

at McGirr’s Clifton property on

October 22, 2018.

He denied supplying the

22-year-old the class B controlled

drug MDMA, also known as

ecstasy, but was found guilty

of burying her clothes and

belongings.

Judge Tom Gilbert sentenced

McGirr to 20 months’

imprisonment but later cancelled

the jail sentence and substituted

it with eight months’ home

detention.

In a Court of Appeal decision,

McGirr argued the judge

misdirected the jury as to the

grounds for conviction, in an

unspecified manner, and erred in

ruling the proposed evidence of a

medical expert inadmissible.

The written submissions of Mr

Bailey [McGirr’s lawyer] argued

that a miscarriage of justice

occurred because the judge

omitted to direct the jury that

they needed to be sure

Mr McGirr interfered, not only

with the police investigation

into Ms Biddle’s death, but also

with the prosecution which

might have arisen out of the

investigation,” it said.

But the court has denied the

appeal.

“We are not satisfied there was

any material misdirection which

could be viewed as resulting in

a miscarriage of justice,” the

decision said.

He was acquitted on the drug

charges by a jury late last year but

was found guilty on a charge of

attempting to pervert the court of

justice.

During the four-day trial last

year, the jury heard two accounts

of what happened on that tragic

night – one version from North

Canterbury polo player Guy

APPEAL:

Lauren

Biddle

died

suddenly

in October

2018 at

Joseph

McGirr’s

Clifton

property.

PHOTO:

GEORGE

HEARD

Higginson and one from McGirr.

McGirr himself took the

witness stand to explain how

he was “freaking out” after

witnessing someone just die

“in front of my eyes” and how

he buried Biddle’s clothes and

belongings in an act of “spiritual

reconciliation.”

He claimed he had an

“innate desire to do something

reverential” with her belongings

and wanted to “commemorate

her life.”

“At no time did I ever try to

hide anything from the police,”

McGirr told the court.

“I was very upset and shocked,

affected by alcohol and drugs.”

Biddle’s bikini top has never

been found, the court heard.

•Teenage girl risk back behind

bars, page 12

– NZ Herald

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Thursday December 2 2021 The Star

NEWS 9

TV’s controversial Bachelor a marriage

celebrant for ‘impromptu weddings’

NEW COMMITMENT: Former star of The Bachelor Jordan Mauger, who

notoriously split with his chosen one Fleur Verhoeven, has joined the

ranks of NZ’s marriage celebrants. PHOTOS: NZ HERALD/FACEBOOK

• By Chris Barclay

A REALITY TV rogue who left

his supposed love – admittedly

chosen with the ‘flip of a coin’

– has taken the plunge, as a

marriage celebrant.

It remains to be seen if playing

the villain on The Bachelor is

beneficial for business, though

arguably that role might cause

less brand damage than, say,

leaving a bride at the altar in

Married at First Sight.

Jordan Mauger revealed the

side hustle via Facebook on

Monday, proclaiming himself:

“Your Celebrant in a Swannie

(and stubbies).

“Appointed by Registrar-

General as a Marriage Celebrant

has to authority to solemnise

marriages in New Zealand.

“Something I’ve always wanted

to do, and spent time in lockdown

to make it official. Ready

to tie knots and rattle dagz this

summer.

“Specialises in impromptu

weddings for film crew shooting

on location.”

The announcement included

an image of a bearded Mauger,

resplendent in a red-and-black

Swandri jacket and bow tie, with

a happy couple photoshopped in

the foreground, a lake serving as

the backdrop.

Mauger, the son of city councillor

and mayoral aspirant Phil

Mauger, came to prominence in

the second season of The Bachelor

in 2016.

At the climax of the series

Mauger chose Fleur Verhoeven

over runner-up Naz Khanjani, a

landscaper from Christchurch.

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Waipawa youth worker soon

after; Khanjani subsequently

revealed she had an intimate

relationship with the television

and film producer.

Mauger, who copped brickbats

rather than bouquets for describing

his selection of Verhoeven

over Khanjani as a coin flip,

joined Department of Internal

Affairs-approved marriage celebrants

about a month ago.

“I always seem to be invited to

be the MC so I thought this would

be the next step, it’ll be a hobby of

mine,” said Mauger, who has his

first booking in March.

He envisaged loved-up couples

in the local film industry as

potential clients.

“In the past I’ve seen a couple

of weddings on location while

filming.

“A couple of people have

used location shoots to their

advantage. You’ve got all your

friends there, you’ve already got

a caterer, you’ve got this beautiful

location and they say, ‘On

our day off why don’t we do a

wedding?’.”

Mauger downplayed his ‘bachelor’

days as a selling point.

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be using that as a marketing

tool. I don’t want anything to

distract from the couple’s

big day.”

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• By Kurt Bayer

CONVICTED sex worker

killer Sainey Marong is suing

Corrections and a prison

over access to the Koran on

compact disc.

Marong, 36, a practising

Muslim, is serving a life

sentence with a minimum

non-parole period of 18 years

after being found guilty of

murdering Renee Duckmanton

in May 2016.

Sainey

Marong

Renee

Duckmanton

The Gambian butcher

was subject to a deportation

order when he picked up

Duckmanton from the city’s

red light district, strangled her

to death, and set her body on

fire.

He was found guilty after a

High Court trial in Christchurch

in February 2018.

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damages after claiming that

his religious rights had been

breached.

Although he got a copy

of the Koran more than five

years ago, in April this year

while he was at Christchurch

Men’s Prison, he requested the

religious text via compact disc

(CD) audio recording.

Given its length, however,

the full Koran spanned 17

CDs.

Prison rules stated that prisoners

were allowed just 12 in

their cells at any given time.

However, when prison

bosses allowed the move some

five weeks later, Marong had

been transferred to nearby

Rolleston Prison.

Crown Solicitor Mark

Zarifeh told Justice Jan-Marie

Doogue it appeared “unfortunately

that information was

not passed on”.

The new prison bosses told

Marong he was only allowed

12 CDs at a time – although he

was told he could swap them

out for others whenever he

wanted to.

By the time the “mistake”

was corrected, and Marong

was given all 17 CDs that

made up the Koran, he had

filed legal action.

He claims that he is entitled

to damages because his

religious rights have been

breached or impeded.

Marong, appearing from

prison via audio visual link to

represent himself, told Justice

Doogue while the case might

appear to be “just about CDs”,

it raised important religious

issues.

He said there was significant

public interest in the proceeding.

He raised the March 15,

2019 terror attacks and also

cited the New Zealand Bill of

Rights Act and Corrections

Act.

He says he sought $7500 in

damages and was arguing not

just for himself but “all prisoners

whose religious rights are

being ignored” by Corrections.

Zarifeh denied that

Marong’s religious rights, nor

his right to practise his religion,

have been impeded.

Justice Doogue reserved her

decision.

After he was convicted,

Marong lodged an appeal to

the Court of Appeal.

But his appeal bid failed

before he tried his luck at the

Supreme Court, claiming a

miscarriage of justice, but

again failed.

During the harrowing twoweek

trial, Marong admitted

strangling Duckmanton after

picking her up and setting her

body on fire.

But he denied that he meant

to kill her, and had no murderous

intent, claiming he was

insane at the time, suffering

mental impairment and

delusional psychotic thoughts

which began after voluntarily

stopping his insulin medication

early in 2016.

The jury, however,

sided with Crown and its

“overwhelming” evidence,

dismissing Marong’s

claims that he had been

“disconnected from reality”

at the time he killed

Duckmanton, and that from

May 6-17, he was poisoned by

kidney failure that resulted in

urine “travelling in my brain”.

A psychiatrist and a

psychologist, who both

assessed Marong before he

stood trial, concluded that he

did not meet the criteria for a

defence of insanity.

—NZ Herald


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12

NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Terror attack, bestiality videos and

drugs land deviant back in prison

• By Anna Leask

A CHRISTCHURCH man with

hundreds of convictions and

once deemed a risk to teenage

girls because of his deviant lewd

offending is back behind bars

after he was caught selling drugs

and with objectionable videos

on his phone of the 2019 terror

attack and bestiality.

Kevan Beria Greer was

sentenced in the district court

after earlier pleading guilty to

offering to sell cannabis and

Methylphenidate and possessing

objectionable material.

Most of the charges were

representative, which means

police believe he committed

multiple offences of the same

type in similar circumstances.

The objectionable material

charge relates to a swathe of

videos found on Greer’s phone,

including part of the footage of

the March 15 mosque attacks

that the gunman live-streamed

to the internet.

Within days of the attack –

where 51 people were shot dead

and 40 others wounded – the

government classified the footage

as objectionable.

Under New Zealand law,

sharing and/or downloading

objectionable content is an

offence because of the harm it

can cause.

Greer admitted to possessing

a clip of the video that was just

over a minute long.

He also admitted possessing

a 1min 19sec long video of

two men sitting against a wall

and tied up, both partially

decapitated with a chainsaw and

a knife.

On the same phone he had

three videos depicting bestiality,

including adult men and a

woman violating a chicken, dog

and fish.

The material was found in

September 2019 during a search

warrant executed by police

investigating Greer for selling

drugs.

He pleaded guilty to supplying

cannabis on at least 22 occasions

and Methylphenidate 11 times.

Methylphenidate is the active

ingredient in prescription drugs

Ritalin, Rubefin and Concerta

OBJECTIONABLE: Footage of the March 15 mosque attack was among the videos found on

Kevan Greer’s phone.

PHOTO: GETTY

used to treat attention deficit

hyperactivity disorder.

Ritalin and cannabis also

played a part in Greer’s earlier

offending when he was caught

luring Christchurch schoolgirls

with drugs in exchange for

sexual favours.

Greer, then 45, staked out

Burnside High School and

tempted uniformed teenage

girls into his van parked outside

school where he offered them

cannabis.

In return, he got the girls –

aged 15 and 16 – to expose their

breasts and bodies for him to

photograph.

At the sentencing, Judge

Tom Gilbert heard Greer

had a “traumatic” life that

included “incredibly horrific”

mistreatment when he was

young.

Defence lawyer Todd Nicholls

said the experience set Greer “on

a downward spiral” and led to

him getting involved with drugs

and criminal offending.

Nicholls said before

sentencing, Greer had “opened

himself up to explain the reasons

of his offending” for the first

time.

“He had a very difficult

childhood and he is paying the

price for it,” he told Gilbert.

Greer struggled with

depression and physical health

issues that left him in “great

pain.”

Judge Gilbert said in court that

Greer had “11 to 12 pages” of

previous convictions.

But he commended the

recidivist offender on engaging

with the writer of a pre-sentence

report and for being “drug-free

for the last year.”

There were adverse events in

your childhood which have had

a real impact on you and your

life,” Gilbert told Greer.

“You’ve struggled with alcohol,

and drugs have been a real issue

for a number of years.”

However, although that helped

to understand the offending it

was not an excuse for it.

He sentenced Greer to two

years and five months in prison.

In 2013, he pleaded guilty to

charges that between January

1 and May 24, 2013, Greer “did

enter into a dealing” with two

girls under the age of 18 for the

purpose of sexual exploitation.

He also admitted supplying

cannabis, as well as three charges

of possessing cannabis and

the class B controlled drugs

morphine and Ritalin.

Police watched the girls enter

the van, which had curtains

guarding the illicit deals in the

back, before they pounced on

Greer.

The two teenagers admitted

allowing the photographs to be

taken in exchange for drugs and

cigarettes.

Officers also found $14,000

stashed inside the van, as well as

thousands of dollars in cannabis,

morphine and Ritalin.

Text data recovered from

Greer’s cellphone established he

had sold cannabis to 20 “schoolage

students” over a five-month

period.

Justice John Fogarty sentenced

Greer to four and a half years in

prison.

The long-term effects on

the community of supplying

cannabis to students is very

serious,” he said at the November

2013 hearing.

Greer was then refused early

release from prison by the Parole

Board in 2016 after it deemed he

was still a risk to teenage girls

due to his “distorted beliefs and

attitudes.”

At the Parole Board hearing,

Greer told the board naked

young girls did not sexually

interest him, in spite of police

finding 17 photographs of six

females in “various stages of

undress exposing their genitals

or breasts” on his digital camera.

He denied selling or giving the

girls drugs in return for exposing

their bodies to him.

“We do not believe his denial,”

said the Parole Board.

“His criminal propensity

to deceive is illustrated in his

extensive – over 100 – fraud/

deception related crimes.”

The board heard that Greer

had a “depressing” criminal

history of 161 convictions since

1983.

A psych report provided to

the board recommended Greer

undergo intensive one-to-one

counselling to gain an insight

into his offending and develop a

strong safety plan.

- NZ Herald

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If it’s an emergency and you feel that you or someone

else is at risk, call 111.​

If you’ve ever experienced sexual assault or abuse

and need to talk to someone contact the Safe to Talk

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•Alternatively contact your local police station

If you have been abused, remember it’s not your fault.

House badly damaged

in suspicious fire

BURNT OUT: The left side of the house was severely

damaged by the fire.

• By Emily Moorhouse

A SUSPICIOUS fire badly

damaged a house in Sydenham

on Tuesday night.

Fire specialist investigator

Bruce Irvine said the house on

King St was vacant and they

were looking for signs of forced

entry.

The fire broke out about 11pm.

“We need people to understand

that smoke alarms are

going to save their lives,” he said.

According to neighbour Jason

Alexander, the house had been

unoccupied for three weeks.

Alexander said he woke

around 10.30pm to the sound

of the fire hissing and crackling

and used the hose try put it out.

Irvine said if anyone had

any information on what happened

to contact the police on

105.

Irvine said it’s best for house

owners to turn the power off

to a property if it’s vacant to

eliminate any possible admission

sources.


Thursday December 2 2021 The Star 13

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LETTERS

THE STAGE one projected cost

of the single runway Western

Sydney Airport has risen to

between $6-8 billion AUD, eight

years to build, 3500 workers on

site and 63,000 expected aircraft

movements with 10m passenger

per annum.

At some stage it would be

great to see some detail on how

the Christchurch Airport company

plans to finance the Tarras

project or find (and house) the

numbers of workers needed.

The projected figures for daily

aircraft movements and passenger

numbers would be most

interesting.

That’s just the start as when all

the other daily airport requirements

requiring hundreds of

people to staff customs, baggage,

fire services, engineering, freight

services ticketing, etc, where

these skilled people will come

from and where will they and

their families will live?

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and other infrastructure

requirements needed and the

Christchurch Airport will have a

reduction of aircraft movements,

less passenger and landing fees,

less retail turnover, etc, and the

multiplier of less demand on

Christchurch accommodation

and other associated services and

reduction of dividend return to

ratepayers.

Does this project make sense

or is it just grandiose nonsense?

–NG Smith

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Braided rivers

expense

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has just wasted considerable

money on employing two

scientists to report on braid

rivers of Canterbury, which has

tried to implicate that harm is

being done by farmers to the

system.

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Tarras airport plan: Good sense or nonsense?

with the rivers that is the shingle

build up. This has been going on

for hundreds of years. The rivers

build up a charge course.This

process is continuous. I can’t

understand why we have shingle

pits and quarries when it would

do some good if it was removed

from our river beds.

Just another example of

regional council excess. Why do

we need them? They don’t do anything

that district councils can’t

do. Just another bureaucratic

cost. Brought in by Norman Kirk

it is now time to look at their

removal.

–Alan Roberts

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OUR PEOPLE – MICHAEL PLANK

Covid modelling, mathematics and

Michael Plank, a

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New Zealand by its

unspoiled wilderness.

Now a professor in the

School of Mathematics

and Statistics at Ilam,

he finds himself with a

veritable mountain to

climb as his adopted

home navigates the

Covid-19 pandemic.

Chris Barclay quizzes

the academic about

his most complex

assignment

Your research profile

at Canterbury University

describes you as an expert in

mathematical modelling of

complex biological and social

systems at multiple scales,

from intracellular signalling

and collective cell behaviour,

through to large ecosystem

dynamics. We’ll put 2+2

together and figure you’ve

always been interested in

mathematics.

It definitely started at (primary)

school when I was growing up

in a village called Hathersage

ENGLISHMAN ABROAD: Covid-19 modeller Michael Plank calls Christchurch home after

growing up in picturesque Hathersage, the reputed resting place of Robin Hood’s trusted

lieutenant ‘Little John’.

(the reputed resting place of

‘Little John’, one of Robin Hood’s

‘Merry Men’). It’s between

Sheffield and Manchester. Maths

always seemed to make sense

to me at that age. I was hopeless

at english. When I went to

university maths was the

obvious choice.

You have a BSc (Hons)

in mathematics from the

University of Bristol (2000) and

a PhD in applied mathematics

from the University of Leeds

in 2003. The following year

you ended up in New Zealand’s

‘English’ city, didn’t you?

I came to Christchurch,

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tramping and mountains.

I fell in love with the lifestyle

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academic staff as a lecturer.

From the Jack Erskine

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glimpse the Southern Alps in

the distance, but opportunities

to explore the great outdoors

have been few and far between,

haven’t they, thanks to your

role as a principal investigator

at Te Punaha Matatini, New

Zealand’s Centre of Research

Excellence in Complex Systems

and Data Analytics.

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position to provide modelling

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modeller’ to our vocabulary.

Fancy breaking down the

modelling concept for those of

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a love of the unspoiled wilderness

It lets you do complicated

thought experiments, that’s

probably the simplest way I

can say it. It’s experiments you

can’t do in reality. You can’t

put 5 million people in a lab

and test this intervention or

this lockdown and that type

of (Covid-19) testing. It’s not

always going to be a hundred per

cent right because you’ve made

assumptions. But for something

like a pandemic it gives you a way

of exploring some of the tradeoffs

between different ways you

might respond. We’re not trying

to make precise predictions or

forecasts. We’re not trying to

say ‘You’re going to need 3527

hospital beds this week’. It’s more

broad brush than that, it gives

you a series of marker posts to

help you make sense of some

of the ways the Government

could intervene. We liaise with a

steering group.

Do they follow the advice?

It doesn’t really work like that,

we don’t really say you should

do X-Y-Z. We run different

scenarios, modelling possible

interventions. We’re only one

part of a complex decision that

has to be factored in with public

health advice. There’s lots of

different information streams.

Has the Covid-19 model been

modified significantly since it

was launched?

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We started off with a relatively

basic model and we’ve added in

more variables as more and more

data comes in. The virus has also

been changing, the Delta variant

was a completely new beast to

the original so we’re constantly

updating the model.

Is the emergence last weekend

of the Omicron variant an

example of this?

It’s quite likely this will

eventually have an impact on our

models but we will need more

data, for example on how quickly

variant virus spreads, how

effective current vaccines are,

and how severe it is in terms of

causing serious illness and death.

When did you add modelling

to your area of expertise?

It was during my PhD. When

I was an undergrad I shied away

from modelling because it’s not

so black and white. Maths, it

was either right or wrong. It’s all

very clear. Modelling is more of a

grey area, there’s not necessarily

a right or wrong way. It’s a bit

fuzzier. Over time I realised that

allowed you to contribute to

understanding in different areas.

What other issues have

you modelled? We note you

advocated throwing big fish

back instead of the tiddlers

around 2014.

This came from an ecologist

who was convinced regulations

we have in the west where you

can’t catch fish smaller than ‘x’,

you have to throw them back is

not necessarily the right way of

going about fishery management

and conservation. You really

want to leave them (big fish)

out there because over a period

of years they can supply a huge

number of new fish. Targeting

big fish has massively depleted

the numbers of large adults, it

has even caused fish to mature

at smaller sizes. Adult northeast

Arctic cod are almost 2kg smaller

than they were 70 years ago.

Can you remember the first

time you heard the dreaded

words: ‘Coronavirus’ and

‘Covid-19’?

It was January 2020 when what

was happening in China made

headlines. There was a period

of time when we realised this is

going to be big. For me, it was

seeing those pictures in Italy

of bodies piling up in hospital

corridors. It was clear similar

things were likely to happen here

if we didn’t do something pretty

drastic about it.

There were significant

developments recently

regarding the graduated

opening of domestic (Auckland)

and international borders. The

traffic light system starts in

Christchurch on Friday. Were

these the right moves?

I don’t think completely

throwing open the border

now would be the right thing,

that would expose vulnerable,

remote communities with low

vaccination rates to too much

risk so taking a staged approach

is sensible. At the moment the

vaccine is doing a good job

keeping cases in check, they’ve

sort of stabilised around that

200 a day mark but it remains to

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People will be out and about

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doesn’t take you back to where

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higher level of immunity. We’re

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The Fat Duck because that’s Te

Anau Time!

Time to Reflect

Looking for a bit of a vacation?

Or just go with the flow. Experience

a chilled-out holiday in Te

Anau where you can both reflect

on your holiday experiences and

take in the reflection from the

crystal-clear waters of Fiordland.

Paddle board along the shore of

Lake Te Anau, join Rosco’s for a

Kayak Tours beside cliff faces in

Piopiotahi Milford Sound or take

the camera to Mirror Lakes, Lake

Marian or Patea Doubtful Sound

and get some stunning water

reflection photos.

Time to Relax

Adventuring in Te Anau can be

tiresome business so make sure

you fit some time in recharge

your batteries and relax. Unwind

at Fiordland Cinema with a glass

of wine and enjoy an evening

screening of Ata Whenua where

you will be transported through

Fiordland right from the comfort

of your plush seat. Reset with a

deep tissue massage or a soak in

the hot tub at Whakata Massage

and Wellness before climbing

into bed with views overlooking

towering mountaintops and the

calm waters of Lake Te Anau.

Experience longer happy hours,

longer sunset cruises, longer

daylight to get everything Te

Anau has to offer, done. Check

out what you can do, then set

your watch to Te Anau Time.

Find out more at TeAnauTime.org.nz

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‘Downtime? What downtime?’

• From page 23

Do you compare your adopted home’s

Covid-19 response to the UK?

It’s a very, very different situation in

the UK. I don’t think it would have been

feasible for them to pursue an elimination

strategy like New Zealand. The

transmission of the virus was much more

established in the community by the time

it really became clear how big a problem it

was. The UK is also a lot more connected

to the countries around it. Even if they

could have eliminated the virus it would

have made it a lot harder to keep it out. I

do know several people in the UK who’ve

had Covid-19 – most have recovered, but

unfortunately one died.

Next time you get home would you

take the tube into central London or is it

straight from Heathrow to Derbyshire in

a bubble?

Ah, well it definitely makes you think,

doesn’t it? Someone told me the other day

about someone who had started carrying

a CO2 (carbon dioxide) monitor on the

tube. There were quite high levels of

CO2 and that’s bad. High levels of CO2

means you’re re-breathing a lot of people’s

air because it (a London Underground

carriage) is not well ventilated. That’s

a problem we have here with schools,

classrooms aren’t well ventilated when

it’s too cold to open the windows. That

increases the risk (of transmission) quite

a lot.

How has your modelling sideline

impacted on your lecturing?

I’ve had some relief from teaching

duties, which vary. I’ve got post-graduate

students and that’s often one-on-one or a

small discussion group. In undergraduate

courses I’ve taught courses with 600

students. I haven’t been doing any

teaching this semester.

You might not be seen as often at

the lectern but your public profile has

risen, hasn’t it, similar to the likes of

your fellow Brit Dr Siouxsie Wiles, an

infectious disease expert and science

communicator. The Covid-19 response is

a divisive issue, Wiles has spoken about

the abuse she has suffered via social

media. Have you experienced detractors,

internet trolls?

Not to the extent some of my colleagues

SOCIAL CLIMBER: Michael Plank

enjoyed exploring the Southern

Alps around Aoraki Mt Cook

before Covid-19 and parenthood.

have but you do get emails that are

not necessarily pleasant. I’ve had the

occasional crank call. I try to engage with

people who have genuine questions. Some

of the disinformation would be funny if it

wasn’t serious and damaging.

Are you noticed by members of the

public when you’re not masked up?

Once or twice, not often, it’s a bit weird.

People want to know about your work

sometimes.

You’ve been recognised recently

through UC when you were awarded

a research medal with a colleague,

associate professor Alex James last

Wednesday. On November 18 you were

also named as a Waitaha Canterbury

Kiwibank Local Hero Medallist.

None of what we’ve done is motivated

by recognition but it was nice to see other

people get their awards (at UC). Someone

must have nominated me for that (local

hero) award but I don’t know who. I have

my suspicions.

During your downtime do you

watch infectious disease movies and

a documentary series on Netflix like

Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak

(January, 2020) or do you just switch off?

Downtime? What’s that? I’ve got a

young son at home that soaks up a lot

of non-work time. I sometimes watch

Scandi(navian) crime dramas. I do a bit

of mountain biking, kayaking, skiing in

winter. I came for the tramping and then

I discovered all these other things you can

do here.

WEST COAST GETAWAY

Stay at Last Resort

and enjoy West Coast

hospitality at its best

Karamea is a secluded haven, situated at

the end of the road, at the Northern end of

the South Island’s West Coast. It is flanked

by the bush-covered mountains of the

Kahurangi National Park on the one hand

and the Tasman Sea on the other.

Karamea, with its mild climate and

beautiful surroundings, has that relaxed

“off the beaten track” feeling not often

found nowadays.

Our surrounding area has a wonderful

array of untouched natural features and

spectacles. Whether you’re a tramper,

caver, botanist, geologist, hunter,

fisherman, kayaker, surfer, mountain biker,

keen photographer or just looking for a

quiet, unspoilt spot for a romantic escape

or a quality family holiday. Welcome to

Karamea, we have it all - everything that is

except a franchised fast food outlet.

Relax and unwind

Waiho Hot Tubs, Franz Josef

Glacier, are best described as a gift

for the senses. Immerse yourself

in the soothing comfort of pure

mountain stream water heated

to perfection by the tubs wood

burning stove.

This creative post lock down

project is a beautiful way to indulge

and relax after a day of travel or

exploring Glacier Country, New

Zealand’s most diverse, unaltered

natural landscapes - from the

mountains and glaciers to the sea.

Here you will find passionate locals

who love hosting and sharing the

magic of where they live.

Adjusting the temperature of your

private wood-fired hot tub is as simple as

adding more cold water or opening up the

damper on the submerged fire box to get

the fire roaring. The stainless-steel tubs,

created by Christchurch’s Degree 43 Hot

Tub team, comfortably sit up to four adults

and a child during the hour-long soak. A

large umbrella is available to shield you

from the elements.

Up the indulgence level by adding 1kg of

Epsom sales or a measure of the Wanaka

Lavender Farms Floral Water.

Orange is the colour of summer

SO, THE traffic light

system has replaced the

Covid alert levels, and

we are starting at orange.

Although I was hoping for

the green light, I wasn’t

surprised when this was

announced. There is a

degree of caution that has

accompanied our approach

to Covid.

Many businesses have

already introduced the

“fully vaccinated rule” on

entering their premises.

I’ve had a few emails since

the traffic light announcement

was made saying

they were introducing this

as a means of protecting

their staff, their clients,

and their families. The

council has introduced

these policies as well effective

3 December.

This does not mean we

can drop our guard when

it comes to wearing face

coverings and scanning

into places with the Covid

QR app. We still need

to keep a good record of

where we have been and

who we are with.

However, the importance

of being fully vaccinated

has really come

to the fore with this shift.

Vaccinations are how

we safely move into an

environment with fewer

restrictions for businesses,

our communities and each

of us personally.

There are some people

who are not yet vaccinated,

which means that some

people will be turned away

from council facilities.

Council staff will ensure

Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

services are still available

to them – for example,

on-line gym sessions, as we

did during the lockdown,

and click-and-collect for

libraries.

And with limits on

capacity determined by the

size of the facility, it may

mean some more waiting

time at the city’s indoor

pools.

It’s often difficult when

new rules come into play,

so please be kind to staff

who are doing what’s

expected of them for the

benefit of us all.

https://newsline.ccc.govt.

nz/news/story/vaccinecertificates-needed-atlibraries-and-pools

KARAMEA

“A Very Special Place”

The Last Resort

‘A Very Special Place’

is a relaxing retreat, a perfect

setting to unwind in, away from

the stresses of life. The Resort

is a comfortable and moderately

priced tourist complex offering

a range of accommodation from

back packers to full motel units

and two bedroom cottages.

With landscaped native gardens,

function/conference venue

facilities, licensed restaurant,

bar and café.

Centrally located, a great base

to explore the wonders and

beauty of Karamea.

71 Waverley Street, Karamea

Email info@lastresortkaramea.co.nz

Phone 03 7826 617 Freephone 0800 505 042

Website www.lastresortkaramea.co.nz


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WEST COAST GETAWAY

The unique taste of

naturally cured salami

Originally a butchery, started in 1992,

Blackball Salami still makes all its products

in the factory at Blackball.

Since purchasing the business 12

years ago, Debbi and Phillip Russ have

rebranded it, designed a website and set up

online ordering.

Blackball Salami offers a range of over

40 different products and all products

except for the black and white pudding are

MSG & gluten free. They produce fresh

sausages, speciality goods, bacon and of

course, salami. The salami is made the oldfashioned

way and naturally cured with

a variation of quality New Zealand beef,

pork and venison. The raw materials are

kept exceptionally lean, with the traditional

Italian salami having fat content added.

The finest herbs and spices used in all the

products give them their unique quality,

and only manakau wood smoke is used

during the smoking process. After smoking

the salamis are then hung and cured in the

humidity/temperature-controlled room.

Once they have reached maturity they are

packed to production requirements ready

for purchase.

Visit www.blackballsalami.co.nz

Enjoy scenic views

from the treetops

Just 15 minutes’ drive south from

Hokitika, visitors have the opportunity

to enjoy the stunning West Coast scenery

from a different perspective – the treetops.

This unique Walk the Tree Tops

attraction features a 1.2km-long

walkway situated 20 metres above the

ground, giving panoramic views of the

surrounding native bush. It is reached

via a 300-metre walk up a hill, with

complimentary golf-cart transport up the

hill available if required.

Eleven stop points along the walkway

have plaques with information on what

can be seen from that point. In addition,

visitors can climb a 47-metre-high tower,

which offers 360-degree views of the

Southern Alps, the Tasman Sea and Lake

Mahinapua.

After completing the excursion, visitors

can enjoy refreshments at the delightful

on-site café, which offers a wide selection

of delicious food, and also has a liquor

licence.

Walk the Tree Tops is open every day

except Christmas Day. Entrance fees are

$32 for adults, $29 for seniors 60+, $16

for children, $77 for a family pass – two

adults, two children. Annual passes are

available at the same prices.

BLACKBALL

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Set in the unique town of Blackball on the West Coast.

Our tiny house are brand new. The accommodation is a

tinyhouse, open plan with a king size bed that can be

separated into two singles (available on request). The

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fridge, TV, sofa and bed. The separate bathroom with

toilet, handbasin and shower. Whether you are looking

for a relaxed stay or a night to enjoy before or after the

Paparoa track our accommodation is top notch.

www.paparoaaccommodation.co.nz

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WEST COAST GETAWAY

Pioneers’ story

re-created at

Shantytown

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One of New Zealand’s

best kept secrets

Tai Poutini, a place of mystery and

wonder to all that visit. To Māori,

European and Chinese the West Coast

provided a richness from the earth in

the form of pounamu and then gold. The

modern visitor is still able to enjoy these

taonga/treasures while also enjoying

New Zealand’s last real untamed, natural,

wilderness.

Lake Brunner/Moana Kotuku is where

you will witness this collection of both

natural history and the history of our

ancestors as we learnt to live alongside this

wilderness. Only two and half hours drive

from central Christchurch you will find

one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets in

this valley of extinct glacial lakes.

Lake Brunner is the largest of seven

lakes and offers the visitor a scenic drive

to one of the best trout fisheries.

Hotel Lake Brunner is located in the

lake side village of Moana. Offering a

range of accommodation options to suit

your needs. With modern Lake View Two

Bedroom Apartments and Studio Suites,

the Hotel also offers family motel units,

including cabins and campervan parking.

The hotel also boasts private lake view

wood fired hot tubs, available to hire for

both hotel guests and the public.

The Hotel’s Kingfisher Restaurant and

Bar offer an extensive menu made from

local New Zealand produce as well as a

selection of New Zealand wines and craft

beer. Enjoy your meal on the sun deck

with stunning rainforest, mountain and

lake views.

Close by are many DOC walks including

to a glow worm dell, cross the swing

bridge to enjoy native bush walks and

access bike trails.

Visit www.hotellakebrunner.co.nz

Before the world-famous scenery was

drawing crowds to the West Coast, it was

the allure of gold, timber and natural

resources that encouraged 19th-century

arrivals to the region.

Those forbears who turned up in the

1800s brought a mentality of hard work,

ingenuity and resilience that persists

across The Coast to this day, and their

stories are retold through the open-air

experience of Shantytown Heritage Park.

Now in its 50th year of operation,

Shantytown exists as an entire gold rush

township hand-built for preserving an

incredible heritage, surrounded by the

same forested landscape where those

original gold hatters and saw-millers once

toiled for a living.

Featuring over 30 replica buildings,

on-site café, heritage train trips and gold

panning experiences just 10 minutes

south of Greymouth, the park is centrally

positioned for anyone journeying along

The Coast to enjoy.

A wide range of ticket offers are

available, with the $99 Golden Family

Pass recommended as the best deal. This

pass includes entry and train trips for two

adults and up to four children, plus four

gold-panning vouchers.

Find out more at shantytown.co.nz

Picturesque

Lake Brunner

West Coast

• Accommodation

• Restaurant & Bar

• Hot Tubs

• Bottle Store

• Functions

• Lake Views

• Scenic Drive

www.hotellakebrunner.co.nz

Lake Brunner, West Coast

34 Ahau Street, Moana,

West Coast

kingfisher@hotellakebrunner.co.nz

Phone: 03-7380382


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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Putting your broadband service to the test

THE SPEED of your broadband

connection is critical in enabling

you to do all the things you want

online. Having slow speeds can

really affect your online experience

and could potentially leave you

frustrated if you’re always waiting

for web pages to load.

A good way to diagnose slow

speeds is by running a speed

test to check if you’re getting the

speeds you’ve signed up for. A

speed test measures the speed,

delay, and difference in delay of

data sent between your device

and a nearby test server.

You can carry out a speed

test by heading to Ookla – a

broadband speed testing website

– and pressing “GO”. This will

then provide your download and

upload speeds.

There are a few things you will

need to do to get an accurate

speed test reading:

1. Plug an ethernet cable

into your modem. The quality of

your Wi-Fi modem can impact

your speed test results – by plugging

directly into the modem

you’re testing the true speed of

your connection.

2. Make sure to restart your

device and exit any applications

that may be slowing your system

down.

TEST: Being connected to Enable fibre broadband means you’re on track to receiving the

fastest speeds available.

3. If you have other tabs

open in your internet browser it

can interfere with the test results,

so exit these.

4. Make sure nobody else in

your household is online, as your

test can be impacted when other

people are using the internet.

5. Be sure to run the test

a few times a day in different

locations so you can get a clearer

idea of the performance.

6. You can run a test on

various speed test providers, so

try running one on each service

to see how they compare.

A speed test tells you how fast

your download and upload data

are performing. These speeds

are labelled as megabits per

second (Mbps) and should be

very close to the speeds you’re

paying for in your broadband

plan.

A high download speed means

data will be delivered from the

internet to your device quickly – a

good example is how quickly a

movie is ready to stream.

A high upload speed means

data you want to move from your

device to the internet can be done

quickly – such as posting photos

and videos on social media.

Ping is mentioned in your

speed test, this measures the average

time it takes for your device

to respond to the action you’re

trying to carry out online. If this

number’s low, it’s a good sign!

Being connected to Enable fibre

broadband means you’re on the

right track to receiving the fastest

speeds available. There are a

range of fibre plans and you

should talk to your internet

provider to find the best one

for you, as every household has

different online needs.

Temporary weekday timetable

changes coming into effect

this Monday 6 December

Routes impacted:

Or

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Please check metro.co.nz/changes

for the latest information


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Easier access to health

and mobility products

Nurse Maude’s Health & Mobility

Shop in Merivale has long been the go

to place for those looking for specialised

continence, health and mobility

products.

Recognising that health and mobility

issues are not known to keep business

hours Nurse Maude also has an online

shop, Maudes Online, to allow 24 hour,

seven day a week shopping nationwide at

www.nursemaudeshop.org.nz

“Those who shop with us regularly,

or shop on behalf of their children or

parents will find the online Health &

Mobility Shop a quick and convenient

way to access what they need without

having to schedule one more trip into

their day,” says Nurse Maude’s General

Manager of Marketing, Sue Sutherland.

With a wide range of continence

products, new lines are being added to

the online store every week.

Nurse Maude’s online shop is designed

to complement the Health & Mobility

Shop on Wairakei Road, which continues

to carry a full and expanding range of

products and mobility equipment for

sale and hire.

Being able to hire and buy specialist

equipment and supplies is a large part of

being able to live as independently as

possible, with a wide range of equipment

and products from shower stools to

utensils.

Those with permanent disability,

or needing temporary supplies or

equipment post-surgery, will find the

Health & Mobility Shop makes it

possible to minimise people’s reliance on

others as they go about their day to day

lives.

Access to these products and this

equipment, along with expert advice,

is an integral part of living and

participating fully in the community.

The Health & Mobility Shop in

Wairakei Road shop is open 8.30am to

4.30pm Monday to Friday, with easily

accessible parking right at the door.

“You’ll find the team at Nurse Maude’s

Health & Mobility Shop work closely

with Nurse Maude’s nurses and suppliers

to make sure the expertise and support

customers need is always available to

make your life just that much easier,”

says Sue.

The confidence

to thrive

Life is full of adventures to be had, opportunities

to be explored and dreams to be fulfilled.

Unfortunately, health and mobility issues

can rob us of our confidence and hold us

back from living life to the fullest.

At the Health and Mobility Shop, we provide

the products and equipment you need

to maintain your independence.

285 Wairakei Road, Christchurch

Open 8.30am to 4.30pm Mon to Fri

Ph (03) 375 4200

www.nursemaudeshop.org.nz

HC NMA0710_MS2

From wheelchairs and walking

frames right through to continence

supplies, we’ll help you enjoy the

freedom of confidence.


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ADVERTISEMENT

Life at Bishop Selwyn Village

A day in the life of a resident

at Bishop Selwyn Village offers

variety for every lifestyle.

Every day there is an outing or

activity organised.

Our Thursday quiz afternoons are

attended with much anticipation as

quiz master extraordinaire, Alan,

creates a list of questions to try and

stump some of our masterminds.

They are an intelligent and sharpwitted

bunch who enjoy pitting their

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The beautiful gardens at Bishop

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To round off our talented bunch of

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New Summerset

village on its way

Summerset is excited to announce a brand new retirement village,

Summerset Prebbleton, opening in 2022. As our fourth village

located in Canterbury, it will offer nearly 300 homes to choose from

once complete, including villas, cottages and serviced apartments.

Enjoy the freedom that a Summerset village offers, with no worries

about maintenance or upkeep. We take care of the little things so

you can continue to live the life you choose.

Summerset Prebbleton is conveniently located for easy access to

Christchurch CBD, a supermarket and the soon to be completed

community hub, Prebbleton Village.

Request a free

information

pack today

0800 SUMMER

summerset.co.nz

Many Summerset residents I speak with enjoy that their housing

is secured, finances sorted with no surprises, and care is on hand at

any level should you need it in the future. There’s a certain

freedom in knowing the big (and not so big) things are

taken care of, so you can just get on with living life.

Jude Dobson,

Summerset brand ambassador

Find out more at summerset.co.nz/prebbleton

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SENIORS’ LIVING LIFE

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Thursday December 2 2021 The Star 33

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SENIORS’ LIVING LIFE

Digital identity is critical in

the new world since covid

New Zealand cybercrime continues to grow

with the government cyber incident tracking

agency, CERT, reporting a 14 percent increase

in scams and fraud in the last quarter of 2021.

Identity fraud has increased a staggering

86 per cent in the last financial year, while

investment fraud has risen by 37 per cent over

the same period.

A total of 79 percent of New Zealanders

are concerned about the protection of

their identity and use of personal data

by organisations, according to a survey

commissioned by Digital Identity New

Zealand (DINZ).

A recent survey found 85 percent

of respondents said there was a lack of

transparency, as well as concern in having to

share data with so many organisations.

Additionally, only one in 20 New

Zealanders have a fully satisfied experience

with registering new accounts. Nine out of 10

New Zealanders find the idea of being more in

control of their digital identity appealing.

Being aware of cybercrime is important to

protect oneself from the potential risks Kiwis

are facing with increased online activity.

“This just shows how critical digital identity

trust is in a world that is rapidly becoming

more digital,” Digital Identity New Zealand

executive director Colin Wallis says.

Secure digital identities are an important

foundation for the digital economy and

with so much business, communication

and purchases happening online it is more

important than ever to be able to trust in

peoples digital identity, he says.

Having a secure, privacyaware,

and trustworthy

digital identity system will

be important for enabling

the economy. This is why

Digital Identity NZ members

are collaborating to provide

feedback via the submission

process on the government’s

proposed digital identity

framework.’

Walls says there is public

concern and some frustration

about how personal data is

shared online. Change in

behaviour is occurring with

73 percent of Kiwis claiming to have made a

change to their online behaviour because of

privacy concern.

“We are also hosting a large conference

in May next year on digital trust, bringing

together experts in digital identity, privacy and

security, which are all needed to create trust.”

Digital Identity NZ is a not-for-profit

member association in the NZ Tech Alliance.

Wallis says it is working to create a country

where people can express their identity using

validated and trusted digital processes.

For further information contact Colin

Wallis on 021 961955.


Thursday December 2 2021 The Star

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

GARDENING 35

Use water to maintain strength in plants

WHILE SOME plants like it hot,

many of us have plants in our

gardens that require regular and

effective watering.

Plants, like people, need

more water over the warmer

months.

Moisture is lost through leaves,

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Wind is one of the most moisture-sapping

elements to deal

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Symptoms of inadequate plant

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plant death, visible water

run-off without penetrating the

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Weak plants are easy targets for

bugs and diseases.

Some soils through the summer

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water. When this occurs the soil

can be described as hydrophobic.

Water your garden once every

few days rather than applying a

small amount every day.

By watering a little every day

you encourage the plants roots

NUTRIENT:

There are

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techniques

involved

in how to

water your

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to stay on the soil surface to find

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By deep watering every few

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as its roots secure the plant further

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It is wasteful to apply water

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To prevent run-off, water for

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into your soil.

Add organic matter such as

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to your soil.

These help the soil hold onto

more moisture and make it

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Remember the golden rule –

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Plant groundcover plants in soil

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Water early morning or evening,

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Keeping the weeds down will

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CANTERBURY United Pride

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powerhouse Cashmere Technical

slipped out of title contention.

The Mainland Football

premiership winners, English

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finalists, Technical, were denied

another potential trophy on

Saturday when they were beaten

2-1 by Miramar Rangers after

Samuel Field opened the scoring

for the hosts in the 55th-minute

at English Park.

Technical’s second defeat in

the six-team competition – a

substitute for the abandoned

National League – guaranteed

an all-Wellington decider with

Rangers to meet Wellington

Olympics, regardless of this

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fixtures.

Technical wrap up the season

– with the Chatham Cup final

scheduled for early 2022 – with

a crack at unbeaten Olympic at

English Park on Sunday.

The other Southern League

qualifier, Selwyn United, are also

playing for pride when they seek

to break their duck at Rangers, a

tough ask after they were hammered

5-0 by the Wellington

Phoenix last Saturday.

While the men’s competition

was a single round robin, the

four women’s teams play each

SHOT: Football Ferns veteran Annalie Longo’s experience has helped the Pride with several

former teammates now playing abroad.

PHOTO: MATT HASTINGS

other twice before the winner

is determined by points, or goal

differential.

The Pride endured a tough

start to the campaign, losing to

Southern United and the Capital

Football Federation, which lead

the standings from Dunedin’s

representative.

However, back-to-back

5-0 romps over Palmerston

TACKLE:

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Whitney

Hepburn is a

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PHOTO: GETTY

North-based Central Football

Federation means the Pride have

plenty to play for, starting with

Saturday’s revenge clash with

Capital Football Federation at

English Park.

To add a further dimension to

the fixture, it marks the 100th

anniversary of the first women’s

inter-provincial game in New

Zealand between Canterbury,

the 1-0 winners, and Wellington

at English Park.

“It will be a massive game

hosting Capital, celebrating (the

anniversary) and acknowledging

the history of the game,” said

head coach Alana Gunn.

“On the Friday night, there’s a

VIP event where we’ll watch the

Phoenix (debut in the A-League

Women’s competition).”

While it will be nice to catch

up with some old faces, Gunn

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“If we win the next two games

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Then it comes

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Alana Gunn

in the US college system or playing

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With New Zealand-based

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caps in the two games against

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“It’s worked out well for us,”

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Long-standing midfielder

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“Out of our starting XI, there’s

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“We love seeing the girls go

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rewarding to see.”

Former Canterbury

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and Mikayla Moore were in

the squad that lost to South

Korea 2-1 last Saturday before

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the final match yesterday.

•South Central Series:

Points (men): Wellington

Olympic 10, Miramar

Rangers 10, Western Suburbs

6, Cashmere Technical 6,

Wellington Phoenix 3, Selwyn

United 0.

Round 5 draw: Wellington

Phoenix v Western Suburbs,

Fraser Park, 2pm Saturday;

Cashmere Technical v

Wellington Olympic, English

Park, 1pm Sunday; Miramar

Rangers v Selwyn United, David

Farrington Park, 3pm Sunday.

Points (women): Capital

Football Federation 9. Southern

United 9, Canterbury United

Pride 6, Central Football

Federation 0.

Round 5 draw: Canterbury

United Pride v Capital Football

Federation, English Park, 2pm

Saturday; Central Football

Federation v Southern United,

Massey University, noon Sunday.

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MOBILE Toe Nail

Cutting Service with foot

and lower leg massage by

regd nurse and qualified

massage therapist. $50.

Phone 022 281 6647

Real Estate

HOME WANTED 3-4

bedrooms. Looking in Nor

West areas, Beckenham

or Somerfield. Prefer

permanent material brick

and post 1990 build. Don’t

mind if it needs some TLC

- anything considered.

Cashed up buyer. Phone

021 372 479

Pets & Supplies

CATS UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

To Let

OVER 50’S RENTAL

ACCOMMODATION

phILLIpSTOwN

$225 pER wEEk

Includes furniture, heat

pump, smart TV, power

& internet. (Subsidy &

assistance may be available)

phONE STEVE

0800 552 255

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz


Thursday December 2 2021 The Star 39

The Star Classifieds

Public Notices

Senior Citizens

Outings

with Companion Driving Service Ltd

Milford Sound & Central

Otago Fruit Stall Tour

Departing Mon 6 December

- 4 nights & 5 days.

Day 1 ChCh to Wanaka & overnight.

Day 2 Wanaka to Te Anau & overnight.

Day 3 Te Anau to Milford Sound &

return to Te Anau & overnight.

Day 4 Te Anau to Central Otago fruit

stalls & overnight in Dunedin.

Day 5 Dunedin to ChCh.

All D.B.B. included - coach hostess -

single room (no sharing) free home pick

up & drop off. Milford Boat Cruise &

buffet lunch included

Our last tour before Christmas -

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Public Notices

STAMP AND

POSTCARD FAIR

The Philatelic Centre

67 Mandeville Street,

Riccarton

Saturday 4th December

9am-12pm

Sellers tables available

Phone 027 6354 957

Situations Vacant

CLEANERS

REQUIRED

Sumner Area

Monday to Friday

3pm - 6pm

To start mid Jan 2022

Casebrook Area

Monday to Friday

3pm - 5pm ish

To start mid Jan 2022

Team Leader Role

in Beckenham Area

Monday to Friday

3pm - 6pm

To start mid Jan 2022

Team Leader Role

in City Centre

Monday to Friday

6am - 10am

Immediate start

Airport Area

Monday to Friday

6pm - 8pm

Burnside Area

Monday to Friday

4.30pm - 8pm

We are looking for cleaners

to join our commercial

cleaning team.

You will need to pass a

Security Check and you

MUST have your

own transport.

Must be eligible to work

in New Zealand.

Please email your

Application to

csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

Visit our website:

totalcanterbury.co.nz

Please advise which job

when emailing your CV.

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

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Bylaws for Water

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The Council’s Water Supply, Wastewater

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40 The Star Thursday December 2 2021

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

To advertise: Phone 379 1100 or email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

CAR REMOVALS

CASH PAID

FOR DAMAGED

CARS & TRUCKS

ELECTRICIAN

Contact for a free quote

phone 027 331 0400

dave@davesimpsonelectrical.co.nz

davesimpsonelectrical.co.nz

Experienced Domestic Electrician

Quality Workmanship

• New Build

• Renovations

• Fault finding

Phone or text

details to

021 1056 797 - 24/7

• Power

• Lighting

• Switchboards

landscaping

Landscape

Construction and

Garden Maintenance

You can have your gardens, trees,

shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best

all year round, for a great price.

Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

• Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

New Home Landscaping

Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features

• Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual

• Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

SCRAP METAL

Dominion Trading Co Ltd

• Scrap metal buyers

• Canterbury owned & operated

• Top prices paid $$$

• Open Saturday morning

Open Mon-Fri 8am – 4.30pm Sat. 8.30am-12.30pm

www.happyscrappy.co.nz

03 343 9993 333 Blenheim Rd

DRIVEWAYS

Exposed Aggregate

Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Asphalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on

021 338 247

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

PLUMBER

Free

QuoTe

NEED A PLUMBER?

• Father & son Plumbing Business with over

40 years experience.

• Bathroom alterations a specialty.

• Cylinder replacements.

• We do all small jobs.

Call us now for fast friendly service.

Get your problems sorted out

quick smart - on time!!

THOMSON PLUMBING

Phone Eugene now

Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

The Star Classifieds

Trades & Services Trades & Services

AAA HANDYMAN ELECTRICIAN

licensed carpenter All types of domestic

LBP, all property and & commercial work

building maintenance, undertaken, new housing,

repairs, bathroom/shower alterations, extensions,

installations, with free ranges, security lights,

quotes 03 383 1927 or 027 quick response, efficient

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz service, free quotes,

city -wide. No call out

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

CLEANING

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

by Professionals . Ph 021

022 824 85

7331384.

ELECTRICIAN

Prompt & reliable

ARBORIST

registered electrician

Qualified. Copper

with 24 years experience

Beech Tree Services.

for all residential and

Tree removal, pruning,

commercial work, new

height reduction, hedge

housing and switch board

trimming, shaping, tree

replacements. Phone Chris

planting, firewood. Free

027 516 0669

Quote. Contact Angus

Edwaards 027 259 6741. ELECTRICIAN

copperbeechtreeservices@ Available, 30 years

gmail.com

experience, immediate

start, competitive rate, ph

BRICK & BLOCK Brian 027 433 9548 No

LAYING all restoration Call out fee

work and new work plus

ELECTRICIAN (REG)

foundations, ph 342 9340

Prompt, quality. Call Jack

or 021 853 033

027 206 0080

BuILDER QuALIfIED

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms,

Kitchens, Renovations,

Repairs & Extensions

Free quotes. Discount for

pensioners. Ph Mike 03

980 9771 or 027 2266 930

BuILDER,

HANDYMAN,

MAINTENANCE

Have peace of mind with

a fully qualified owner

operater LBP. Available

for all jobs around the

home, commercial or

rental property (extremely

experienced in Healthy

Homes Reporting and

all Remedial works) Call

Chris on 027 3888 211

BuILDER

New builds, alterations,

decks, fencing. 30 yrs in

the trade has given me

ability to build to a high

standard. Free quotes. Ph

Brent 027 241 7471

CARPENTER/

BuILDER

Licensed Building

Practitioner no. 100981.

All carpentry & building

repairs & maintenance.

Alterations & property

upgrades. Laundries /

bathroom / kitchens

replaced. Specialising in

replacement of all rotten

timber, fascia boards,

window, windowsills etc.

John Sandford, ph 329

4616, mob 027 5189 598

johnsandford2@gmail.

com

COMPuTER REPAIRS

FAST,

friendly

experienced techs

available to help you

now. Christchurch based.

All work guaranteed.

Computer Help 0800 349

669

CONCRETE CuTTING

Affordable Concrete

Cutting with Quality, and

removal work. Free quote.

No job to small. Phone 027

442-2219, Fax 359-6052

a/h 359- 4605

fENCING

All types of fencing . Free

quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

1920

GASfITTING

N.T. Gas Services.

Domestic gas installations.

Reg Craftsman Gas Fitter.

Ph Nick 021 892 491

GuTTER CLEANING

SUMMER SPECIAL

Total gutter/spouting

cleaning and repairs.

For Fast and friendly

Service call Canterbury

Spouting Services on 0508

SPOUTING or 022 375

8506. FREE QUOTES

HANDY - DAN

General Handyman for

all your maintenance

requirements. I specialise

in fences and decking, also

do spouting cleans and

repairs and everyday home

maintenance. NO JOB TO

BIG OR SMALL I can do

it all, please don’t hesitate

to call me on 022 600 7738

for a no obligation free

quote.

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800 LANDSCAPING

003181, 027 240 7416 Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

jflattery@xtra.co.nz Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree & hedge trimming

Stump grinding

Gardening

Landscaping

Gutter cleaning

All aspects of

property maintenance

CALL us 021 405 277

CALL us 021 405 277

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

“I WILL TURN UP

WHEN I SAY I WILL”

Need a certified and reliable plumber for filtration

systems or hot water cylinder replacement?

Bathroom upgrades or refurbishments?

FREE CALL

TEXT

EMAIL

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

trade price!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

ROOF

PAINTING 24/7

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

20% OFF other

roof quotes

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

water blasting.

Moss and mould

treatment $300.

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Trades & Services

0508 H2O BOY

426 269

027 245 5100

NICK@NICKJONESPLUMBING.CO.NZ

MOBILE CAR

CLEANING SERVICES

We come to you where

ever you are. Ring us

at 03 281 8054 for free

quotation.

ODD JOB SPECIALIST

Small jobs specialists.

eg: drippy taps, sticky

doors, locks, spouting/ renovations,

fence repairs Discount for

pensioners. Ph 390 1565 or

022 5275 668. Avail now.

PAINTER, QuALIfIED

local professional, Int /

Ext,roofs,wallpaper, call

or text Corban 027 846

5035

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTING

&

PLASTERING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family run

business, work guaranteed.

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

rooF

painting

by Certified Tradesman

Book now

and receive

20% discount.

Rope and harness

a speciality.

No scaffolding

required.

30 years

experience.

Free quotes,

call Craig

021 060 2392

PAINTING

older painter

for older houses

50 years in trade

“All the skills”

Contact Jimmy Bell

0211221487

GST FREE

PAINTER

Free quotes & advice.

Trade cert,36 yrs exp. Int/

Ext. John Anderson 021

050 6151

PLASTERER

Phone Finn for all your

interior plastering needs.

No job too small -

Gary 4 Fixing, stopping,

repairs & painting. 021

completed at a fair price,

all work guaranteed, ph

Do you need a reliable

timely services. No job

too big or small. Phone

V Plumbing Ltd. 022 351

alterations,

holes & cracks. Free

quotes. I’ll beat any quote

by 10% .25 yrs exp. Canty

born. Ph 022 087 4351

PLASTERING

solid plastering, brick

529 022 / 342 8950

PLuMBER

A Top Plumbing job

Brian 021 112-3492 or 03

960 7673

PLuMBER

plumber? Quality and

4125


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The Star Classifieds

Trades & Services

QEII COLLISION

REPAIRS

Free Courtesy Cars

(conditions apply),All

Insurance work, Rust

Repairs & Private work.

Spray-painting. Free

pickup & delivery. Ph. 03

388 5187

REMOVALS

Small furniture removals,

have own van, can fit

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc,

honest & reliable, any

area considered, also

rubbish removals, ph Chch

0274346047

ROOFING

All Roof repairs, Roof

painting, moss treatments,

Gutter cleaning 10 + yrs

exp, free quotes 24 / 7, Ph

027 516 6609

ROTARY HOEING

Vege gardens. New

sections. Ph Dave 382

5779 / 027 673 0495

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Van, Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Ph Gary 342-

8950, 021 529 022

Trades & Services

Re Roofing

Roof Repairs

Spouting

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

SPOUTING

TREE SERVICES

Select Spouting The Specialist tree pruning

PVC specialist. Repairs & & shaping. Also hedge

replacement. Ph 022 197 trimming, tidy-ups &

2351

mulching. Ph Hugh The

STUMP GRINDING

Little Green Groomer Ph

021 275 5445

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

TREE TRIMMING

STUMP REMOVAL

Tree, hedge & shrub

SPOUTING CLEANING

For all your stump

trimming and removal.

SPECIALIST

grinding needs call Garden

Call Garden City Stumps

Entire spouting system

City Stumps 027 802 2594

027 802 2594

cleared. Single or 2 storey.

TREE SERVICES

Jo 021 164 0365

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

SPOUTING CLEANING Tree, hedge or shrub TREE SERVICES

Spouting Unblocked, - reduction, shaped or Hedges, shrubs, tree

Cleaned Out and Flushed removed. Ph/text Paul trimming & rubbish

Out, Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

The Branch Manager

0274314720

removal. Phone for free

quotes 022 540 4900

• Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi

Wanted To Buy

STEVE PURCELL

ANTIQUES

BUYING

NOW

Gold jewellery,

watches, coins,

medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

stevepurcellantiques.com

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

A+ ALL whiteware

wanted. Same day

service, cash paid for

freezes, fridges, washing

machines, ovens. Also

buying furniture & h/

hold effects. Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

A1 Albums, old photo’s,

postcards, coins, gold,

bank notes, badges,

medals, jewellery,

watches, china, crystal,

books, furs, vintage

clothing, paintings,

furniture, estates &

downsizing. Etcetera

Antiques, 194 Edgeware

Rd 385 5117

Wanted To Buy

WANTED

ANTIQUE FURNITURE

and good quality

second hand furniture

Happy to travel

Phone Rick 021 376883

or email photo to:

hall.coffey@xtra.co.nz

ACADEMY ANTIQUES

Buying estates, antiques,

old china, crystal, art,

Royal Doulton , Royal

Albert etc. Best prices,

free appraisal. Call Rob

349-4229

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

A records and Hi-Fi

gear wanted. Pennylane

Sydenham. 7 days. Ph

366-3278

Vehicles Wanted

CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle depollution systems

0800 77 80 80

www.pickapart.co.nz

Wanted To Buy

WANTED

SLEEPOUTS

Sleepouts Galore

Buyers and sellers of

relocatable buildings

11 Brixton Street, Hornby

Phone: 349 9633

BOOKS. Old wanted.

Anything considered incl

hunting, mountineering,

fishing, childrens. Ph 354

1621

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

GO KART

• 80cc

• 4 stroke motor

• Centrifugal clutch

• Hydraulic disc brake

• Two seats

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42 The Star Thursday December 2 2021

CLUB OPEN

TUESDAY - SATURDAY

FROM 11AM &

SUNDAY FROM 1PM

BISTRO IS OPEN

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY

12-2pm & 5pm

Pending Vaccination Legislation

Under the Government Traffic Light System, taking effect on the

3rd December, Orange & Green Hospitality will be able to

operate with no limits. The club can then operate as normal.

The Club will be operating under vaccination certificate

requirements.

This means to enter the New Brighton Club you will need to be

fully vaccinated and show your vaccination certificate, as

mandated by the Government.

The vaccination process takes 3 – 4 weeks so please plan for

this if you are not already vaccinated.

We understand that this may be controversial to a small number,

however it is necessary to ensure the health and well being of

the Members & Staff.

202 Marine Pde | Ph 388-9416 | www.newbrightonclub.co.nz

Members, guests & affiliates welcome

Come on down!

CLUB OPEN DAILY FROM 9AM

NEW RECEPTION OPEN!

Events Centre

Y

E

S

,

YOU CAN DAN

C

E

!

THE ENTERTAINMENT HUB OF THE NORTH!

OPEN FROM 11AM

FROM FRIDAY (DECEMBER 3) WE WILL BE

OPERATING AS A VACCINE PASS REQUIRED BUSINESS

AS OUTLINED IN THE 'TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM'

(COVID PROTECTION FRAMEWORK).

COVID VACCINE CERTIFICATE (MY VACCINE PASS)

REQUIRED FOR ENTRY FROM EVERYONE

AGED 12 YEARS AND OVER.

Stevie K & Jo Hill

(Kenny & Dolly)

BISTRO - RAFFLES - HOUSIE - QUIZ

GAMING - TAB - SHUTTLE - POOL

SNOOKER - DARTS - ALL BACK ON!

113 RAVEN QUAY | P 03 327 7884

WWW.KAIAPOICLUB.CO.NZ

BOOK YOUR

CHRISTMAS

FUNCTION

WE ARE OPEN

CHRISTMAS DAY

LUNCH

FRI

31

DEC

8PM

DOWNSTAIRS









Senior Gold Card *Discounts

*Excludes Friday to Sunday Dinner

Bookings Essential

PH 386 0088

fb.com/GardenRestaurantBuffet www.gardenhotel.co.nz

ORANGE = SELF SERVICE BUFFET

From December 3rd, the Garden Hotel complex

will be complying with the Covid Protection

Framework or 'Traffic Light System' as a

Vaccine Pass Required Business.

Covid Vaccine Certificate (My Vaccine Pass or

CVC) required for entry from everyone aged

12 years and over.

PARTY

DnD TRIO

FRIDAY 10 DEC, 7PM

SHOW CANCELLED

FRIDAY 10 DECEMBER

REFUNDS

FOR DND SHOWS

DATED

SEP 24,

OCT 2 & DEC 10

AVAILABLE AT

THE CLUB

9AM - 4PM SUN TO FRI

(CLOSED SATURDAY)

TUE: CHICKEN NIBBLES & CHIPS

WED: ROAST MEAL

THU & FRI: FISH & CHIPS

SAT: CHICKEN NIBBLES & CHIPS

SUN: ROAST MEAL

Available 11.30am-2pm

CAFÉ

COFFEE

CLICK &

COLLECT




@GBCCHCH

COVID VACCINE CERTIFICATES,

(MY VACCINE PASS) REQUIRED

From tomorrow (December 3rd)

the Hornby Club will be complying

with the Covid Protection Framework

or "Traffic Light System" as a Vaccine

Pass Required Business.

VACCINE PASS HELP DESK

OPEN DAILY12-3PM

If you are unable to download your

VACCINE PASS , we can help do it for you.

PAVILION CAFE

OPEN 9AM-5PM

GREAT MENU

ALL DAY BREAKFASTS

SHUTTLE VAN OPERATING

LIVE MUSIC

IN THE PAVILION

SATURDAY 7PM:

SHA-LOW

SUNDAY 3PM:

ROBBIE DREW

Christmas

BUFFET

SUNDAY 5 & 12 DEC, 5PM

$38 PER PERSON

HAPPY

NEW NEW YEAR YEAR

2022 2022 Countdown Countdown Party Party

WITH

DnD SHOWBAND

www.dndshowband.com

GUARANTEE YOUR SEAT.

TICKETS ONLY $10 AT RECEPTION.

FRI

31

DEC

8.30PM

17 CARMEN RD | PH. 03 349 9026

WWW.HORNBYWMC.CO.NZ


Thursday December 2 2021 The Star 43

what's on

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 2 to Wednesday 8 December 2021

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Friday 8pm

- Keenans Revenge, free. Saturday

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Canterbury, we need

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changing climate.

Climate change is already affecting our

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local and regional councils have pooled

resources, knowledge and expertise to

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The It’s time, Canterbury website is home

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Explore these pages to learn about what

changes are expected here in Canterbury,

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What is climate change?

Over many years, scientists and tohunga

have learnt a lot about Earth’s climate

system. We know that recent changes

in the climate are widespread, rapid,

and intensifying, and unprecedented

in thousands of years.

As Earth’s temperature

continues to rise, it causes

changes in rainfall, weather

patterns, and the frequency

of extreme events, as well

as ice melt and sea level

rise. This results in a range

of effects we experience in

our natural environment

and the areas we live in.

Climate change in Canterbury

If we carry on as usual, and greenhouse

gas emissions continue to increase,

average temperatures in Canterbury are

projected to increase by up to 3.5°C by

the end of the century. The likelihood

of drought conditions is also projected

to increase, and fire risk will increase as

soils and plants become drier.

Alongside drought, we can expect

wetter winters in many eastern, western

and southern parts of Canterbury,

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What’s being done?

The more we learn about the challenges

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Councils are thinking differently about

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Thursday December 2 2021 The Star 49

Gerry Brownlee National List MP

Gerry Brownlee

National List MP

Seasons Greetings

At this special time of year, I wish you and your family a

peaceful Christmas and all good things for 2022.

If there are things do with government or officialdom

that you need assistance with, or ideas you want to talk

about, please contact my office on the details below.

The past two years have been challenging for us all as the

Covid-19 pandemic response has seen every aspect of

our lives adjusted, compromised or completely changed.

We have done well.

But now, with very high vaccination rates and boosters

on the way, it’s time for a fresh look at where to from here.

The traffic light system designed to work in conjunction

with the My Vaccine Pass is intended to provide us

greater freedoms. The question is, since we have reached

vaccination targets, how long do these restrictions stay in

place, and what will new variants like Omicron mean?

Let me know what you think of this and other issues in the

survey below.

I look forward to supporting Christopher Luxon in his new

role as Leader of the Opposition and the National Party.

We live in a great country and a beautiful city, and I hope

you enjoy the coming break.

Best wishes,

Head to my survey and have your say

on issues facing Christchurch

7 St Albans Street, St Albans, Christchurch • 03 359 0582

gerry.brownleemp@parliament.govt.nz • gerrybrownlee.co.nz

Authorised by Gerry Brownlee, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.


50 The Star Thursday December 2 2021

Gerry Brownlee National List MP

Business Support

Cost of Living

Despite wage subsidies, loan options and deferment

of regulations changes, lockdowns and other Covid-19

restrictions have been tough on businesses. In the year

to August 2021, 26,744 businesses were removed from the

Companies Office Register. Many more sole traders have

closed down. It’s tough out there.

National’s ‘Back in Business’ plan calls for urgent

measures to ensure businesses survive the next 12 months,

and includes a clear, detailed strategy to update our

approach and unleash our economy.

Highlights of the plan include: immediate support to help

businesses survive lockdowns, short term tax relief and

incentives for workers and businesses,

and targeted support for hospitality,

accommodation, tourism and events.

You can find the plan here:

We have seen some concerning trends in our economy

since the arrival of Covid-19:

$340B

Gross Domestic

Product

$17B since

Covid

$102B

total Government

debt

$42B since

Covid

4.9%

annual inflation

2.4 pp since

Covid

And this is being felt by our households: net disposable

income decreased by 0.7% in the second quarter of this

year, while households continued to spend more than

their income, resulting in a negative household saving of

$225 million.

Kiwis are materially worse off now than they were prepandemic.

Opening Up Plan

Three Waters

New Zealand led the world during 2020 in eliminating

COVID-19 through a bold and aggressive strategy.

Unfortunately, the Government has taken their eye off

the ball in 2021- misspending the Covid-19 Response and

Recovery Fund on art therapy and fishing boats, instead

of strengthening our health system in anticipation of

Delta.

New variants, like Delta, pose fresh risks. But New

Zealand cannot remain isolated forever. Many other

developed countries are now reopening and we cannot

sit in splendid isolation forever. We must take the steps

necessary to turn our defensive success against COVID

into an ongoing advantage.

Our Three Pillar Plan, and Petition to End

MIQ, are part of National’s policy to open

New Zealand up and effectively handle

further community outbreak.

Labour’s Three Waters plans would see the Government

steal Christchurch’s local water assets and strip control

from our community, by bundling our assets into regional

mega-entities made up of a smorgasbord of appointees

and bureaucrats- with zero accountability to us in the

community.

Christchurch City Council’s ownership rights would be

confused and unclear, and our water providers will no

longer be accessible to us, their customers. There is no

opt-out for the Council- these reforms are mandatory.

This is nothing short of theft from the ratepayer. The

Government will pay $120 million and take $7 billion in

assets, leaving Christchurch ratepayers with the debt.

We have launched a petition to stop the

Three Waters asset grab - sign this

petition here:

You can find the petition and plan here:


Gerry Brownlee National List MP

Matt Doocey

MP for Waimakariri

Nicola Grigg

MP for Selwyn

As MP for Waimakariri, I’m always looking at ways to help

our residents be heard on what they need to get ahead

by bringing the relevant stakeholders to the electorate

to hear directly about our concerns or to take the views

of the Waimakariri to Parliament. Whether it’s the threelaning

southbound over the Waimakariri Bridge or afterhours

health service provision, I take a community-led

approach to support our residents to be resourced for our

growth and infrastructure needs.

You can contact my local office on 03 327 0514 or visit us

at 137 Williams Street, Kaiapoi

I love this region, and I am proud to be MP for Selwyn. I

was born and raised on our family farm in Mt Somers -

I grew up here and am proud to call it home. My whole

family still farm in this district - from the Rakaia Gorge,

down to the foothills, and out across the Canterbury

plains. I’m constantly amazed at how innovative and

ambitious we Cantabrians are – I see our local business

owners putting everything on the line to take products

and services to the world – even now, in such uncertain

times.

You can contact my local office on 03 344 2800 or visit us

at Shop 34, Rolleston Square, 9 Masefield Drive, Rolleston

Things to do in Christchurch

Our beautiful city has plenty of free outings to enjoy during summer- get together with family and friends and make the

most of it the great weather and enjoy some of these destinations:

Christchurch

Botanic Gardens

Stroll down the Avon, splash

in the paddling pool and

picnic on the grass

The Bridle

Path

Trek over Port Hill from

Lyttleton to Heathcote,

and enjoy the amazing

summit views

The Groynes

Enjoy a swim in the

crystal clear natural

spring

Riccarton

Bush

Enjoy a walk through

the last remnant of

native bush in the city

Brighton Pier

Experience the sounds

and smells of the sea,

and see what the local

catch is

Margaret Mahey

Playground

Perfect for kids of all ages

to provide hours of fun

For more great outdoor activities, head to ccc.govt.nz/parks-and-gardens


52 The Star Thursday December 2 2021

Gerry Brownlee National List MP

The Backroom of Politics

Gerry Brownlee Podcast

About

The Backroom of Politics is an insight into the discussion that leads to

policy-making in New Zealand, hosted by Hon Gerry Brownlee MP.

Groundswell with Laurie Patterson

Hospitality with Nikki Rogers and

Marty Fuller

Auckland and Covid-19 with

Leo Molloy

Climate Change with Dr Rod Carr

Three Waters Reform with Bruce

Smith and Sam MacDonald

Housing with Brad Olsen

Housing with Kathryn Marshall

Magnitsky Laws with Bill Browder

Covid-19 and Vaccinations with

Hamish Campbell

Climate Change with Golriz

Ghahraman

Covid-19 with Sir Ian Taylor

Available on:

Authorised by Gerry Brownlee, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021

• By Emily Moorhouse

connecting you with your neighbourhood

20 March 2022

www.starnews.co.nz

EntriEs now opEn!

BURGLARIES IN the eastern

suburbs for the first nine months

of this year have dropped

compared to last year.

Latest data released to

Pegasus Post under the Official

compared to 855 for the same

period last year.

Sergeant Jim Currie of

the New Brighton police

station said while the Eastern

suburbs weren’t seeing more

Burglaries drop, but pot plant theft up

weren’t sure why.

He said police have been

asking their partners in

Community Watch to assist

them with their patrols as well as

member to keep an eye on the

property and to clear the mail

box if possible.

“A cluttered mailbox is a good

Normally police would

expect to see a rise in residential

and commercial burglaries

Information Act showed a total

of 787 reported burglaries from

burglaries than other suburbs in

Christchurch, there seemed to be

getting police staff out and about

where possible.

sign no-one is home,” he said.

“Don’t leave any tools lying

over the holiday periods with

people going away, but Currie

January to September this year,

a recen trend of pot plants being

Currie said if people were

around as these could be used

said with lockdowns and the

stolen around the area but police

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