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Merry

Christmas

From the team

at Star Media

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2021

Making sure kids

experience the

joy of Christmas

A TOY giveaway has helped

make Christmas a little

brighter for 172 children who

will wake up to the joy of

wrapped presents under their

tree.

Birthright Canterbury’s

annual Toy Day supports the

children and caregivers of

single-parent families.

Birthright Canterbury

connect and learn volunteer

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THAT’S A WRAP: Birthright Canterbury connect and learn volunteer co-ordinator Loraine van der Colff, of

Northwood, helps out at Birthright Canterbury’s annual Toy Day. ​

co-ordinator Loraine van der

Colff said she loves seeing

the joy the day brings to local

families.

“People are always very

grateful to be able to receive

gifts for their children,” the

Northwood resident said.

“They walk out with

big smiles and are very

appreciative.”

• Turn to page 5

Plans to

upgrade

recreation

area to be

opened for

discussion

• By Fiona Ellis

PLANS TO upgrade a popular

outdoor recreation area are set to

be opened for public feedback in

the new year.

The Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board

approved the release of the city

council’s Roto Kohatu Reserve

draft reserve management plan at

a meeting on Monday.

The Sawyers Arms Rd site has

a high number of annual visitors

who use the reserve, which contains

two lakes, for watersports,

swimming and picnics.

Board chairwoman Bridget

Williams said the reserve was

popular but needed to keep pace

with demand.

“It’s a wonderful resource and

well used by the community . . .

but some planning and development

defiantly needs to happen,”

Williams said.

“It’s something that has been on

the board’s radar for a long time.”

From late January 2022 until

late March 2022 the city council

will consult the public on how

the site should be used, with the

draft plan stating increasing usage

means greater competition for

different uses.

Multiple sports facility

buildings are being considered at

locations across the reserve.

• Turn to page 5

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Housie

Thursday, 12.30– 2.15pm

Mary Potter Community Centre, 442

Durham St North

To participate, take $2 per housie

card or take a prize to the value of

the card. Afternoon tea to follow. Go

along, meet new people, have some

fun. Gold coin donation for nonresidents

attending the community

centre. Inquiries, phone 372 9224.

Northcote Business

Networking

Friday, 8am

Joe’s Garage 1/478 Cranford Street,

Redwood

Go along to this progressive,

focused yet relaxed group where business

and fun sit comfortably side by

side. This atmosphere gives balance

and allows us to reflect on our busy

week to finish our planned tasks before

the weekend. It allows everyone

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Christchurch Northern

Community Market

Saturday, 10am-4pm

Northcote School, 26 Tuckers Rd

Go along to the last market of the

year for fruit and vegetables, arts and

Pool Party, Friday 6-8pm, Jellie Park pool, 295 Ilam Rd, Burnside.

Get amongst the action with this pool party. With a bomb competition, live

bands, hydroslide pass and fun activities, what better way to end out the

year. This Papanui Youth Development Trust event is for school years 7-13.

All attendees who are over 12 years three months old will need to show their

My Vaccine Pass on entry. A community event that prioritises safety while

not limiting the fun and excitement of coming together with others. Get

your registration now to lock it in. ​

crafts, food stalls, homemade products,

car boot sales and more. This

market will have a Christmas theme

and a $100 gift basket raffle will also

be held.

Carols in the Car Park

Sunday from 5.30pm

St Christopher’s Anglican Church, 244

Avonhead Rd, Avonhead

Go along to carols in the car

park – grab takeaways or a picnic

dinner, grab lawn chairs or blankets.

There will be a short adaptation of

the Grinch Who Stole Christmas for

children. A Covid protocol compliant

organisation.

Thursday December 16 2021

Scottish Country Dancing

Tuesday, 7.45-9.45pm

Heaton Intermediate School hall, 125

Heaton St

Go along if you want to take part in

the fun exercise. All you need to take

is some soft shoes. The first night is

free for beginners. Phone 021 480 802

for more information.

Elizabeth Bridge Club

Wednesday, 1-4pm

Christchurch Bridge Club Rooms, 21

Nova Pl

Go along and join others for a

game of bridge every Wednesday.

Arrive at 12.50pm for a 1pm start.

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Thursday December 16 2021 3

Love of carting rolls on

MALCOLM Johnson is keeping

the wheels turning on a hobby

that has interested him since

childhood.

The Kevin Hickman Retirement

Village resident supplies

charities with handmade racing

carts for kids.

He has already built 17 of

them in the past five years, the

more recent models made in the

garage of his retirement village

townhouse.

In Taranaki, where Johnson

grew up, he remembers every

kid had access to a cart.

Races were a regular feature

in a youngster’s summer, and

also a hobby encouraged by

the scouting movement, which

both he and wife Margaret were

involved in.

“All country kids had carts,

even though they were depleted

looking structures,” Johnson

said.

“We couldn’t get wheels

. . . we used to pinch the

wheels off lawnmowers and

later put them back on.”

Now his search for

modern-day equivalent

parts usually takes place in

secondhand goods stores,

such as the EcoShop on

Blenheim Rd.

He buys pushchairs and

toddler’s buggies, so he can

utilise the wheels and frames

with other components to

make a quality cart.

Charities that have benefited

from his work include the Cholmondeley

Children’s Centre

and the Women’s Refuge, as

well as children’s fund-raising

efforts.

To help pay for the ongoing

projects, Johnson relies on supporters,

such as fellow members

of the Pegasus Daylight Lodge,

which he belongs to.

The completed carts, painted

by a friend, Jimmy Roscoe, are

brightly coloured and solid.

However, given the enthusiastic

play of

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Johnson is keeping the

wheels turning on a hobby

that has interested him

since childhood.

youngsters, sometimes repairs

are necessary.

Johnson is enthused about life

and helping others, and one of

his retirement projects has been

to assist those less fortunate.

Overall, he feels sorry that

society is divided into haves

and have-nots.

“I’ve always wanted

fairness for all

people, coupled

with absolute

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PHOTO:

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$16,000 IN GRANTS FOR

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Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board this week

from its discretionary response

fund. A grant of $6000 will go

towards children and youth

community worker wages, and a

grant of $10,000 will go towards

wages for the The Corner

Community Hub’s co-ordinator.

PEDESTRIAN CROSSING

FEEDBACK CLOSED

A proposal for pedestrian

crossing points to be installed

in Langdons Rd closed for

public feedback on Monday,

with 36 submissions received

by the city council. A report on

the pedestrian islands will be

presented to the Papanui-Innes

Community Board for a decision

in the new year.

MONTHLY BOARD

MEETINGS TO CONTINUE

THe Fendalton-Waimairi-

Harewood Community Board

will continue to hold monthly

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Thursday December 16 2021 5

Upgrades could include slipway

• From page 1

“There has been a lack of planning

to accommodate the demand

for club facilities,” the draft plan

stated.

At one of the two lakes – Rua –

rubble may be cleared and a beach

created at the northern end, and a

slipway and jetty may be installed.

Fishing structures around the

lake will be removed although

selected fishing platforms may

remain.

At Lake Tahi, and an extended

canoe polo area and additional

car parking is proposed.

Additional walking tracks, road

upgrades and wildlife planting are

also being considered.

A hearings panel will hear

any submissions that are

received on the management

plan, decide the extent to which

comments are accepted or not,

and make recommendations to

the community board on the

adoption of the final plan

A budget and time frame to

carry out the changes have not

been set.

CHANGES: Plans are under

way to upgrade Roto Kohatu

Reserve in order to keep

pace with public usage

at the popular outdoor

recreation site, which

includes two lakes.

PHOTO: NEWSLINE

Baking and

gifts that cater

for all ages

• From page 1

In spite of Covid-19 causing

financial difficulties for many this

year, the Toy Day appeal saw Cantabrians

supporting the cause with

hundreds of donated gifts for local

families.

Items were donated from local

businesses and service clubs,

former Birthright children, community

members and charities.

They include presents for all

ages, festive baking, and gift packs

for adults.

In accordance with pandemic

protocols, parents were invited to

visit Christchurch Community

House at appointed times and were

given 30 minutes each to select

gifts for their children.

Birthright Canterbury trust

manager Rhodora Sagles said the

community once again went above

and beyond to give to Birthright

families.

“It just shows the generosity from

the local community,” Sagles said.

“Everybody who donates, or

volunteers, just wants to see a child

happy and smiling on Christmas

Day.”

A recipient said Toy Day meant

so much to her family.

“There are kids in the world who

don’t have anything at Christmas

… so to be able to have presents on

Christmas morning is so special

and it shows people care about us.”

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Thursday December 16 2021

SANTA’S HELPERS: Martin Thompson leads the Santa

Claus Workshop Charitable Trust in making toys to donate

to children. Above, Andrew Grant (left), Alistair McDonald

and Neil Pugh are already making toys for next Christmas

at the workshop at Shirley Intermediate School.

PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE

Keeping the tradition of wooden toys alive

• By Fiona Ellis

CHRISTMAS IS fast

approaching, but the elves in

Santa’s Workshop are reluctant

to down tools for the holidays.

Co-ordinator Martin

Thompson leads volunteers,

handcrafting wooden toys for

donation to children who might

not otherwise receive a gift from

Santa, from the technology block

at Shirley Intermediate school.

With around 1000 toys now

awaiting the big day, Santa Claus

Workshop Charitable Trust is

taking a break until the school

opens again on January 31.

However, Thompson plans to

keep working at home.

“I’ve probably got 10 boxes of

toys to be painted. I’m doing it

over the holidays and some of

the other guys will be doing the

same,” the 70 year-old said.

In addition to several off-site

workers, the group has a core

of 10 regulars who attend the

workshop twice a week, mostly

retirees.

“All these guys are keen to

come back, they would come all

over the holidays if we let them.”

The toys will be distributed to

families by organisations such as

the Mayor’s Welfare Fund and

children’s charity Pillars.

From trains to tractors and

from penguins to gorillas, a wide

range of toys are crafted using

top-quality pine.

Plastics and metals were

avoided, and dowelling rods

were used to turn wheels. The

quality evoked toys from his own

childhood, Thompson said.

Even if left outside, the toys

would still last 10 years.

A builder by trade, Thompson

said his involvement in Santa’s

workshop felt like coming full

circle.

“I love playing with wood,

but it didn’t end up that way – I

ended up playing with concrete.

Now I’m back to playing with

wood.”

Thompson is taking over the

reins from Malcolm Westgarth,

“a good man” who passed away

last month after 18 years with

Santa’s workshop.

Thompson has been a part of

the workshop for eight years.

“I got involved because my

wife decided that I needed

something to do in early parts of

retirement.

“I came along here with a

Thermos flask one day and they

just got me painting.”

Creating toys from scratch

could be a complicated process,

as it took weeks to craft small details

and perfect the paintwork.

This was especially so in the case

of the toys that moved, such as a

rolling gorilla.

“There’s lots of moving parts.

We’ve got a leg, we’ve got a

shoulder, we’ve got three wheels,”

Thompson said.

Woodwork came as second

nature to him, but painting the

toys was more difficult, requiring

time and precision.

“There’s a lot of satisfaction when you see a toy finished

. . . it’s worth it.” – Martin Thompson

The Covid-19 pandemic also

posed a difficulty to the volunteers.

“When I came here in 2014, I

think we were making close to

1400 [toys], but of course with

Covid-19 we were shut for five

weeks this year. Last year was

similar, we were cut down a lot.”

Lockdown happened so

quickly they were unable to take

unfinished toys with them to

continue working from home.

The toys the group were currently

crafting were all for next

Christmas.

Toys for this Christmas were

collected from the workshop in

November by Lions Club members,

who then co-ordinated the

donations.

This meant the volunteers did

not often see the responses of the

children, but they had received

heartwarming feedback in the

past, Thompson said.

He had been told of a boy who

was overwhelmed to learn he

could keep his toy and said he

had never been given a present

before.

Another time, he gave a toy

truck to a family with a boy

and a girl. The girl sent him a

thank-you letter containing three

M&Ms.

“I’d given it to her little

brother, but she said ‘thank you

very much for the toy, I will get

the most use out of it’.”

All toys were popular, but the

volunteers tweaked their range

each year. The intricate toy sewing

machines would not be made

next year.

However, Thompson had a

new design for “gorgeous” stacking

tower blocks, and toy boats

were also being made.

New volunteers were welcome

and no background in woodwork

was necessary, although

those involved tended to be good

with their hands.

Santa’s other volunteers

included Alistair McDonald, a

former woodwork teacher who

joined six months ago because

he enjoyed the sense of purpose,

and Sandy Foster, who had

worked in farming and in the

army but always enjoyed DIY.

“There’s a lot of satisfaction

when you see a toy finished . . .

it’s worth it,” Thompson said.

IN PRODUCTION: Martin

Thompson chats with Sandy

Foster during this year’s final

session at the workshop.

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE

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A poetic tribute to the

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The Big Bike Trip

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Thursday December 16 2021 9

GENEROSITY: Ian

Morris with ranger

Nigel Morritt and

other council

rangers gifting

him his e-bike.

(Right) – Ian at

work in Victoria

Park, he has

been a volunteer

ranger for over

20 years.

PHOTOS:

NEWSLINE ​

‘Absolute legend’ receives e-bike for volunteer work

IAN MORRIS has been looking

after Victoria Park’s visitor

centre gardens for more than 20

years as a volunteer ranger.

Three days a week Ian slogs up

Dyers Pass Rd on his push bike

to tend to the gardens and his efforts

have been recognised by his

fellow park rangers.

They surprised Ian with a new

electric bike to help him with his

ride to the park, describing him

as an “absolute legend.”

Delighted by the generosity

of the gift, Ian named the bike

Black Beauty before taking it for

a quick spin.

“I can get rid of all my old

bikes now,’’ he said.

Ranger Nigel Morritt, who

works closely with Ian, told

him the bike was a small thank

you for all his years of hard

work.

“You’re a very important part

of our little family up here,” he

said.

“You are an absolute legend.

We just want to say thanks because

you have done an awful lot

of work for us and you are a very

special person.’’

City council parks programmes

and partnerships

manager Kate Russell said Ian

has special intellectual needs but

he has never let that slow him

down and he’s an inspiration

to the park rangers and other

volunteers.

“Like all of us, Ian isn’t getting

any younger and it has been

getting harder for him to make

the ride up to Victoria Park,”

she said. “He loves the routine

of coming to the park and it’s

really good for his well-being, so

we decided it was time Ian went

electric.”

Russell said with an e-bike,

Ian can remain part of the

team at Victoria Park and

stay connected to the cycling

community on the Port Hills.

Ian will still be able to ride up

Dyers Pass Rd, but it will be

gentler on his body.

“The bike is Ian’s gateway to

the world so having an e-bike

will also make his day-to-day

life easier and help him stay

connected with his family,” said

Russell.

Russell said the park rangers

set up a Givealittle page to

raise money for the e-bike and

persuaded Ecoquip NZ Ltd to

donate an accessory package to

go with it.

A significant number of the

donations received through the

Givealittle page came from the

mountain biking community

who shared the campaign link

on their social media networks.

You will need to show your My Vaccine Pass to enter our:

Recreation Centres – including the fitness

centres, pools and any classes

Libraries

Service centres and Te Hononga Civic Offices

Christchurch Art Gallery

Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and Ilex Café

Akaroa Museum

Community facilities

Spencer Beach, Duvauchelle and Okains Bay

camping grounds

To use Council facilities under the COVID-19 Protection Framework you will need to:

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Students honoured in online prize-giving

WITH THE help of technology,

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School held an

end of year prize-giving in spite

of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Principal Dr Sandra Hastie

said the event, usually held in

the Christchurch town hall with

around 1200 people, was held in

the school chapel, St Andrew’s

Church.

“Due to Covid-19 restrictions

this year, we held two separate

prizegivings in 2021—one for

juniors and one for seniors,”

Hastie said.

“All students and families were

invited to watch these events

via livestream, but only year 13

students and prize-winners from

other year groups attended in

person.”

Pre-recorded music and

performing arts group performances

were also screened.

“The atmosphere was very

much buzzing and we’ve had lots

of positive feedback from our

school community who were

able to join the occasion – even

if it needed to be via livestream

this year.”

The year 7-10 class prizes for

general excellence:

7 Al: Millicent Limbrick,

Rhona Wang, Eva Yin.

7 Sm: Lara Campbell, Tiantian

Chen, Serena Min.

The Rangi Ruru values award

in year 7: Abby Fleming.

8 Bz: Sofia Curtis, Elena Evans,

Mikayla Molloy.

AWARD WINNERS: Kate Lynas (front) and Emma Robertson, both year 9, were both

awarded the curriculum prize for general excellence.

PHOTOS: TONY STEWART ​

8 Pa, Katie Hickling, Charlotte

Sparks, Carmen Wood.

The Rangi Ruru values award

in year 8: Tyla Gilberd.

Curriculum prizes for general

excellence:

9 Bt: Alma Rastani, Isabel

Schurr, Emma van Schalkwyk.

9 Cd: Miriana Hansen, Kate

Lynas, Emma Robertson.

9 Co: Alexa Crosby, including

high achievement in year 10

mathematics; Honor Forbes

including high achievement

in year 10 mathematics, level

1 French and level 1 Spanish.

Honor also receives the

crimson scholar award for top

in year 9. Polly Lee, including

high achievement in year 10

mathematics.

9 Jm: Linda Huang, Emma

Lavery, Molly Sheild.

9 Rn: Ivy Liu, including

first in year 10 mathematics;

Samantha Parker, including

high achievement in year 10

mathematics; Ruby Trewinnard,

including high achievement in

year 10 mathematics.

ON-SITE: Rangi Ruru held

its end of year prize-giving

in the school chapel, St

Andrew’s Church,

dividing the day into

separate senior and

junior events.

9 Rs: Millie Cameron, Lacey

Dunn, Sophie Orchard.

The Rangi Ruru values award

in year 9: Sophie Orchard.

Year 10 curriculum prizes for

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Grins, Saffron Mogridge.

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END OF YEAR: Year 7 pupils Millie Limbrick (left), Rhona Wang and Eva

Yim won class prizes for general excellence at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School’s

junior prize-giving.

NEW APPROACH: Year 7 pupils Millie Limbrick and Rhona Wang attend

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School’s prize-giving shifts closer to home

• From page 11

10 Mu: Kaiyah Ratu, including

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Helping each

other through

COVID-19

With more cases of COVID-19 in the community, it’s possible you and your whānau

will be exposed to the virus. To make sure you’re ready, have a plan in case you or

someone in your house tests positive and needs to isolate.

Everyone who tests positive for COVID-19, and those who live with them, will need to

isolate for at least 10 days to stop the spread of the virus. If someone else in your house

tests positive for COVID-19, they’ll be advised how much longer they need to isolate.

Make a plan

If you’re travelling and away from home, know how you will

get home or self isolate where you are.

While isolating, you will need to have all of your food and

necessities delivered. You cannot go to work, school, church

or any community or private events or gatherings. No one

outside of the people you live with can visit or enter the home.

Most fully-vaccinated people with COVID-19 are likely to have

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Who can help out

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need. For instance, dropping off food and supplies, and help

with activities outside the house. Being ready is about people,

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whānau and community can help each other when needed.

Support while isolating

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You’ll have a support person who will contact you often

to check that you and your whānau are safe and supported

– even if you’re travelling and away from home. You will also

get a telephone number for 24-hour health support.

If you need more help or support to manage at home,

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RAY WHITE PAPANUI NEWS

Have you dropped in a gift yet?

Ray White Papanui is extremely proud to partner with

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The Christchurch Kidney Society (CKS) was formed in

1973, initially as the New Zealand Kidney, Dialysis and

Transplant Society. Their aim is to provide support for

Christchurch patients and families of patients who are

either approaching or have already reached end-stage

renal failure.

This year the Christchurch Kidney Society would

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• Gifts for teenagers

• Gifts for adults

Vanessa Golightly

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Claire Morris

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• Gifts for families

• Gifts for children

Please add a wee note on the donation as to who the

gift would be appropriate for so they can make sure it

gets to the right person.

Please deliver your gifts to Ray White Papanui,

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Ben McNab

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027 427 7232

Stuck on ideas?

Something to read, nice toiletries, a small puzzle or

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Monday 20 December 2021.

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