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Covid keeps dentists busy – page 9

• By Chris Barclay

DOOZER PANTED oblivious

to his near-death experience as

Taylor Smith recounted saving

his flatmate’s beloved pet from a

house fire.

The spray painter, homeowner

Darcy Lutton and the terrier

returned to the partially destroyed

property Blankney St,

Hornby, yesterday to continue

a clean-up operation following

Monday night’s blaze.

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THE GREAT FIRE ESCAPE

LUCKY: Darcy Lutton (left), Doozer and Taylor Smith

outside a house partially gutted by an accidental fire.

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‘I sat in my undies

and watched the

house burn down’

Destiny

Church

vows to

hold more

services

• By Chris Barclay

DESTINY CHURCH has

pledged to continue holding

a Sunday service in Cranmer

Square in spite of moves to

prevent the controversial

religious organisation and an

anti-Government off-shoot

congregating in the green space.

Police and city council staff

met on Tuesday to debate how to

stop the church and the Freedom

and Rights Coalition group –

established by Destiny leader

Brian Tamaki – using Cranmer

Square following complaints by

residents.

The council billed the Freedom

and Rights Coalition $14,117.47

this week to cover costs associated

with three protests in

Cranmer Square and at other city

locations during November and

December.

Another bill will be lodged

following last Saturday’s protest

In Hagley Park and a march on

Riccarton Rd.

City council staff have reportedly

contacted Destiny Church

senior pastor Derek Tait regarding

the services and protests.

Tait, who was unaware that

any council bylaws had been

breached, told The Star he had

not sighted the original invoice.

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$10m house sale likely....................................4-5

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Covid keeps dentists busy...............................9

Tennis’ 100 club expands............................... 10

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• By Anna Leask

THE POLICE investigation

into the non-accidental death

of a three-month-old baby in

Wainoni continues – and they

say it may be “some time” before

further information can be

released.

The baby was admitted to

Christchurch Hospital on

Close call as nail boards

pose hidden danger

• By Susan Sandys

SHARP NAIL boards were

found partially submerged

under shingle in a stream at a

popular walking spot near the

Waimakariri River.

James Owen was walking his

friend’s two dogs at a ford at

the end of Intake Rd on Sunday

morning when he scraped

his toe on “something sharp”

after taking off his sandals and

following the dogs along the

water’s edge.

He investigated, and then

pulled up a wooden board with

several long nails in it.

The board had been on the

bottom with the sharp ends

of the nails pointing upwards.

Nearby he found a similar

board.

He was shocked at the find,

and grateful the dogs had not

stood on them.

He also felt lucky that his own

foot had missed pressing down

on the sharp nail by millimetres.

“If I had stood on that with

force that nail was going into my

foot,” he said.

Owen immediately removed

the boards, fearing others

visiting the area could stand on

them.

He said it appeared they

may have been deliberately

submerged to puncture the tyres

December 31 with serious

injuries. Police confirmed the

infant had died on January 2.

A homicide investigation is

under way. To date no one has

been charged in relation to the

death.

A police spokesperson said

the name of the baby would not

be released at this stage.

As for the homicide

of four-wheel-drive vehicles

or quad bikes. However, they

were an obvious risk to people

and pets at the spot, which is

regularly visited by walkers,

picnickers and cyclists.

“Imagine if a child had

stood on it, because it’s a popular

spot.”

Owen posted about his find

on the West Melton Community

Page on Facebook.

Members were appalled,

calling the act nasty and sick,

and feared what would happen

to a child if they stood on one of

the nails.

Owen said he reported it to the

police.

Senior Sergeant Anna Lloyd

said the incident was concerning.

Police had advised Sicon, which

undertook river maintenance.

There had not been any

previous incidents reported.

“Police want to know about

any further occurrences of this

occurring,” she said.

NASTY: James Owen

narrowly avoided injury

when his toe scraped

up against one of these

nails, in a wooden board

submerged at the side of a

Waimakariri River stream.

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Baby homicide inquiry could take time

investigation she said: “An

update is unlikely for some

time.”

“Investigations are ongoing,

however, and when we are in a

position to provide any update

. . . we will do so proactively.”

Police also called for anyone

with information to come

forward.

They said a number of

witnesses had been spoken to

in relation to the death and had

provided critical information to

investigators.

The Cuffs Rd house where the

baby lived was cordoned off and

examined by a police forensic

team.

However, within days police

had finished at the scene.

– NZ Herald

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Okains Bay Waitangi

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Canterbury’s traditional

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all of its planned Waitangi Day

events in 2022. Waitangi Day

is marked on February 6. A

commemoration has been held

at the Okains Bay Museum,

since 1977. The event

normally attracts about 2000

people.

Impact of sea

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coastal erosion, and rising

groundwater. The focus area of

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to help understand the risk

tolerance of communities in

the event of prolonged loss of

road access due to the impacts

of sea level rise.

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City’s luxury housing market tipped

• By Catherine Smith

WHILE THE average property

value in Christchurch is less than

half of what it is in Auckland,

the city’s luxury housing market

is catching up, with agents

reporting that a $10 million sale

is not far off.

The city’s top two sales for

2021 were in Merivale, where the

average house price has jumped

$390,000 (32 per cent) in the last

12 months to $1.584 million.

Harcourts

agent Cameron

Bailey, who

closed the

$6.7 million

deal for an

award-winning

waterfront

Cameron

Bailey

house on

Desmond St –

Christchurch’s

second most expensive home in

2021 – said that it won’t be long

before buyers are shelling eightfigure

sums in the city.

There are houses built here

that owe their owners well over

$10 million, and I think there

would be buyers. There’s a

whole market that’s opened up

around the $5 million to $8

million. Lots of people trading

up, and in the next few years

there will be a $10 million-plus

market,” he said.

There are big houses on

PLUSH: Desmond House in Merivale was the city’s second biggest sale last year. (Right) – A substantial four-bedroom

house on Waiwetu St, Fendalton, is for sale with an asking price of $4.399 million.

PHOTO (left): WARREN AND MAHONEY

substantial pieces of land, 1000

sq m or more sections, and very

high quality. When you look at

what it would cost to build today,

it gets pretty expensive.”

Bailey said there was plenty

more room for the Christchurch

market prices to keep moving,

with the latest OneRoof figures

showing the city’s average

property value had surged

$205,000 (35.5 per cent) to

$783,000 in the last 12 months.

“That gives people the real

ability to feel that they are

buying well. For Auckland

buyers, $10 million to $15

million in Christchurch

would give you the very best

house in town, compared to up

in Auckland where they’d

have to spend more than $20

million.”

Bailey’s $6.7 million sale

was topped by the $8 million

paid off market for a stylish

five-bedroom home on

Wairarapa Tce. Two multimillion-dollar

land sales in

the neighbouring suburbs of

Fendalton and Upper Riccarton

showed that developers, one for

$8 milion for a 1.3ha plot and

$7 million for a 4000 sq m site

by the river, were seeing huge

potential for sales in the city’s

top suburbs.

Williams Corporation,

which bought the 1.3ha plot

on Wharenui Rd, Upper

Riccarton, is now marketing a

52-townhouse development on

the site with prices ranging from

$579,000 to $1.23 million.

Said Bailey: “People’s appetite

for big houses and big land is

changing. They’ll go for a smaller

but cooler place in the heart of

things.”

In the upper price bracket,

Bailey is marketing a large fivebedroom

house on Waiwetu St,

Fendalton, that has an asking

price of $4.399 million. The

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I’ve got families up-sizing

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build cost that could top $6000

per square metre.

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size land would cost $6 million.

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for $10 million sale

“People have got the appetite

for big houses, even as it’s cooling

in the heartland prices. There are

a lot of $2 million to $4 million

sales. The economy is still strong

and buyers are out there.”

Bayleys agent Adam Heazlewood,

who brokered the $7 million

sale of the 4000 sq m plot on

Fendalton Rd, said that while the

city averaged around 10 sales a

year worth over $5 million, there

was room for more sales in the

upper price brackets.

There are plenty of buyers

in the high end. The biggest

limitation is that the sellers have

nowhere to go so aren’t listing.

“However, by the end of last

year, we were seeing supply start

to creep up. There will be more

$3m to $4m properties, even the

odd one or two for $6 million to

$8 million this year.”

He estimated that the high-end

buyers were as much locals as

out-of-towners, although Auckland

buyers are surprised at what

their $3 million from the sale of a

“fairly ordinary” Auckland house

would buy them in Christchurch.

“But I’m still surprised at how

much local wealth there is. And

it’s in that higher bracket that

people really see the value,” he

said.

“Out-of-towners do tell me that

the housing quality here is higher

on average. The major benefit of

QUALITY: A stylish house on Innes Rd, Merivale, sold for

$3.485 million just before Christmas.

the post-earthquake rebuilds is

that houses have been majorly

refurbished or rebuilt. There’s

great architecture in the city,” he

said.

“And here, you’re not paying

$8000 to $10,000 per square

metre for a quality build, you get

a great house for $5000 to $7000

per square metre, and land costs

are a lot less too.

There’ll be a lot more opportunities

for buyers this year.”

In one of the last Christchurch

auctions of the year, three bidders

fought to secure a stylish

near-new four-bedroom home

on a sprawling 1821 sq m site on

Innes Rd, in Merivale.

Bayleys agent Wendy Miles,

who marketed the property with

Angela Webb and Charlotte Heaslip,

said bidding was heated.

These post-earthquake builds

on a huge level section attract all

the interest,” she said.

The two under-bidders are

now looking for $3.5 million

properties. They have pretty

specific needs when there

spending that sort of money, but

the demand is there and they

don’t have to have sold first.”

– NZ Herald

•From page 1

Smith was relaxing on

the lounge couch with the

air conditioning on when a

neighbour raised the alarm

about 6pm.

“I heard a knock on the door

but couldn’t see anyone. So I

opened the lounge door and the

hallway was full of smoke,” said

Smith, who had stripped down to

a pair of boxers after biking home

from work.

“I opened the bedroom door

and my bed was on fire.”

Smith retreated to the lounge,

grabbed Doozer by the collar and

fled through the front door as

intense heat blew out windows.

“I left my phone inside and the

most painful part was not being

able to ring Darcy to tell him the

house was on fire. I felt helpless

because I couldn’t do anything.

“I sat out on the road in my undies

and watched the house burn

down. I was a bit dumbfounded

about what actually happened.”

Fire and Emergency New

Zealand investigators told Lutton

a laptop charger was the likely

cause.

“I don’t know how they’ve managed

to narrow it down to that,

but the charger was plugged in

and has obviously ignited or done

something that’s started the fire

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The old house ain’t

looking too sharp’

in his room,” he said.

Smith retrieved his mobile but

lost most possessions, including

clothing, his birth certificate and

other identification documents,

a wallet, and about $5000 in car

parts for his Nissan Silvia.

Fortunately someone gave him

a shirt as firefighters extinguished

the blaze. A mate then provided a

bag of clothing. Lutton, part owner

of the nearby Bairds Collision

Centre, was alerted to the blaze

by a neighbour and appreciated

the efforts of emergency services,

his insurance company and the

local community who rallied.

The fire brigade were wicked

and massive. Massive thanks to

the neighbours and family and

friends who obviously all pulled

together,” Lutton said.

“A couple of dudes down the

road, I don’t even know, they

came down with a big pile of fish

and chips for me, my family and

friends that were helping me out.”

Lutton was philosophical once

he witnessed the devastation.

The old house ain’t looking too

sharp anymore but I managed to

go in and save a picture of the old

boy (dad),” Lutton said.

“I grabbed that, the beers I had

in the fridge, and just sat outside

and watched the house simmer

away.”

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Agencies formulate plans to lessen

Omicron is raging

through workplaces

around the world.

Susan Sandys looks at

contingency plans here

to keep supply chains

and health services

running

Nick Leggett

ROAD FREIGHT operators

trying to ward off a food supply

chain crisis are calling for

reconsideration of the Covid-19

home isolation period.

Transporting

New

Zealand chief

executive Nick

Leggett said

New Zealand

only needed to

look at what

was happening

across the

Tasman to see

what could eventuate here.

Australian supermarket shoppers

are facing lockdown deja vu

as they grapple with bare shelves.

Essential workers, including up

to half of the country’s truck

drivers, are off work as Omicron

forces them into isolation due

to being unwell or having tested

positive to Covid-19. Some states

are reducing the seven-day

mandatory isolation period for

essential workers.

SUPPLY CRISIS: Transport operators are lobbying Government to ensure food and

medical supplies continue to be delivered.

Leggett has written a letter this

week to the Minister of Transport

Michael Wood, asking what the

home isolation period will be for

essential workers, such as truck

drivers needing to deliver crucial

food and medical equipment.

In New Zealand, the isolation

period for fully vaccinated Covid-19

cases in the community is

currently at least 10 days, including

72 hours symptom-free.

In America, the Covid isolation

period has recently been

slashed in half from 10 to five

days, while the United Kingdom

is considering a similar move.

Leggett said planning for Omicron

was a matter of urgency,

and he hoped to meet with

Ministry of Health and Ministry

of Transport officials within the

next week.

“We want to try and get in

front of this as much as we can,

and I think the Government has

an opportunity to think about

the kind of rules it imposes once

Omicron hits us,” he said.

New Zealand already had a

truck driver shortage which had

worsened in the pandemic. It has

a worker shortage mirrored in a

wide range of industries.

“We have to think about ways

that give people the ability to

rest and isolate as much possible,

but also for when they are well

and able to get back to work as

quickly as possible so we are able

to keep the country running.”

A spokesperson for the Minister

for Covid-19 Response Chris

Hipkins said yesterday while the

10-day period remained in force,

the situation would continue

to be closely followed and was

under constant review.

Leggett said the industry also

wanted Government to consider

prioritising truck drivers for

booster shots and provide the

industry with free rapid antigen

tests.

At the same time, the organisation

is advising its members to

look at how they will maintain

essential services as high numbers

of staff fall sick.

In an advisory, it has suggested

splitting staff at larger workplaces

into two or more teams

that are kept segregated. This

was so if members of one team

have an outbreak, the other team

can continue working.

It has also suggested businesses

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impact of Omicron variant

“We’re continuing to work with

our supply chain partners to plan

for and manage any additional

pressures that come into play during

an outbreak – including onshelf

availability,” Hannifin said.

“We have safely served

millions of customers during

previous outbreaks.”

Emergency services are

also preparing.

A police spokesperson

said for operational

reasons police would not

go into specifics on what

resourcing and deployment

would look like in

an Omicron outbreak,

but the organisation was

“experienced at deploying to demand

and managing resourcing

in line with this.”

St John district operations

manager – Canterbury, Curt

Ward, said as New Zealand

moved from a pandemic to

endemic response, St John would

continue to review and adapt its

contingency plans.

“If there is Covid-19 identified

in the community, crews will

work in bubbles to limit the risk

of infection spreading across different

shift changes,” Ward said.

“We also have several other

strategies in place to lessen the

impact widespread community

infection rates might have on our

capability, including bolstering

our recruitment and training efforts

to bring on board more ambulance

officers and paramedics.”

The ambulance service is already

under pressure. Ward took

the opportunity to warn St John

was currently experiencing

a high number

of calls and there

may be a response

delay for non-urgent

situations.

Fire and Emergency

New Zealand

did not get back to

The Star by deadline.

Epidemiologist and

Michael Baker University of Otago

professor Michael

Baker told RNZ this week that he

was concerned there may have

been undetected transmission of

Omicron during the Christmas

and New Year period.

“It will take a while for people

to people to develop symptoms

if they were exposed. Everyone

should be aware of getting any

cold or flu symptoms, which is

unusual for this time of year.”

New Zealand has so far dodged

a community outbreak in spite

of high case numbers at the

border. People are urged to get

their booster shots, and take

their five to 11-year-olds along for

their first jab when the children’s

vaccination roll-out begins on

Monday.

High vaccination rates could

keep hospitalisations down

• By Susan Sandys

THE Canterbury

District Health Board

is not anticipating high

hospitalisation rates if

Omicron cases surge in the

community.

Senior responsible officer

for the Covid-19 response

Dr Helen Skinner said it was

expected that when Covid-19

became endemic this summer,

meaning when there were high

numbers of cases throughout

the region, most people would

not need hospital level-care.

“With our good vaccination

rates in Canterbury, vaccinated

people who do get breakthrough

infections will usually

have mild symptoms that can

safely be managed at home,”

Skinner said.

But the board was unable

to say yesterday by deadline

what plans it has for staffing

if nurses and other workers

become infected.

Covid-positive nurses in

Australia and the US are being

recalled to work as shortstaffed

hospitals buckle under

the outbreak.

The board has been progressively

increasing hospital

capacity for Covid-19 patients,

on top of its current ICU

capacity.

It has just received $12

million construction funding

from the Government for a

new negative pressure 12-bed

ICU ward at Christchurch

Hospital, in a vacant space

in the new Waipapa building

adjacent to the current ICU.

It follows the opening late last

month of the 32-bed Parkside

Ground Medical, which can

be used for acutely unwell

Covid-19 patients who don’t

need ICU-level care.

Thursday January 13 2022 The Star

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Church ‘absolutely

breaking the law’

• From page 1

“Apparently they’ve sent it, I

don’t know, I haven’t looked,” he

said.

Tait added another service was

planned this weekend, revealing

the outdoor area was utilised

rather than the church premises on

Fitzgerald Ave because “it’s a good

opportunity to be out in the sun.”

Council infrastructure planning

and regulatory services manager

Jane Davis​said the only events

normally allowed at Cranmer

Square were commemorative, such

as Anzac Day. So these events contravened

a bylaw.

Davis said residents were

rightly concerned organisers of the

protests and church services had

been putting up temporary stages,

portable toilets and operating food

trucks without council permission.

Davis would not comment on

what proposals were discussed

with police. “We are pursuing all

avenues to minimise, or preferably

eliminate, the adverse impacts on

Cranmer Square residents.’’

Central Ward councillor Jake

McLellan was surprised the services

would continue.

They’re absolutely breaking the

law. Like all green space it’s there to

be enjoyed by the community, it’s

not the exclusive use on a Saturday

and a Sunday of one group for

religious services. They can get a

building if they want to do that.”

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Covid keeps dental clinics busy

• By Chris Barclay

DAVID WALSH is typically

among the health professionals

you’d want to avoid like the plague

– but the Covid-19 pandemic has

prompted a surge in demand for

dental procedures.

The prospect of pain, or at least

discomfort, has proved no deterrent

as the city’s dentists deal with a

spike in general and cosmetic work

since lockdown restrictions have

been relaxed.

“I used to be booked (out) a week

and a half, now I’m booked solid

for five to six weeks,” said Walsh,

who operates out of Dentistry on

Merivale.

The Canadian, who has worked as

a dentist for 35 years, said business

had been constant since Christchurch

emerged from the first nationwide

lockdown in May 2020.

“It’s gone ballistic. We came

back to work and the phone hasn’t

stopped ringing.”

Walsh, who moved to New Zealand

in 2003, offered three explanations for

the busiest time of his career.

“People are more concerned

about their health, nobody can

travel and they’ve got some money

in the bank,” he said.

The big one is three. They don’t

know if or when lockdown is going

to happen again so ‘I better bloody

get my teeth done before Jacinda

(Ardern) decides to close us down

again.”

“That’s my theory, it’s ‘circle of

life’ stuff that has resulted in people

accessing more dental work than

they would have otherwise.”

Walsh felt clients were taking

action after realising dentistry was

extremely limited during the old

alert level 4 constraints, an view

endorsed by Emilos Kotzikas.

He had a cavity filled yesterday,

18 months after the tooth started

giving him grief. It was third time

lucky after two previous appointments

were cancelled.

‘It’s gone ballistic. We came

back to work and the phone

hasn’t stopped ringing’

– David Walsh

“It’s just been bad timing with

the old shutdowns and stuff. I’m

trying to be a little proactive as opposed

to reactive,” he said.

So rather than delay a trip to

the dentist if they need a filling

done, appointments are sought

after.

“As soon as access is granted

again ‘boom’ you start dealing

with stuff you don’t want to put off

anymore,” Walsh said.

While pain relief naturally

features prominently, discretionary

income usually devoted to

international travel also underpins

a thriving industry.

Some clients are investing thousands

of dollars in botox, fillers

and facial aesthetics, cosmetic gum

surgery, teeth whitening and Invisalign,

a teeth straightening process.

There’s a lot of optional work,

where it’s not a health issue,” Walsh

said.

“Some people are coming out

of the woodwork. They’re saying:

‘Right I’d like to get that work done

we talked about five years ago’.”

Walsh mainly deals with restorative

work using ceramics and

composites.

“If you’ve lost three teeth and

you’d like to smile again I kind of

become the linchpin for the process

for implant restoration. There’s

major overhauls and a fair bit of

cosmetic stuff, veneers and that

sort of stuff,” he said.

New Zealand Dental Association

president Dr Erin Collins agreed

the pandemic had caused demand

for consultations and treatments to

soar.

“Following lockdowns dental

practices have been busy catching

up with routine dental work such

as regular examinations, hygiene

visits and dealing with problems

such as toothaches and broken

teeth/fillings that arose during the

lockdowns,” he said.

Fortunately, Collins said supplies

of necessary products and materials

had not been compromised.

There have been potential

shortages and increased costs of

materials but the situation has been

pretty well managed by the dental

supply companies,” he said.

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‘Sleuth’ finds more for tennis’ 100 club

• By Chris Barclay

WHEN HIS opponent’s torn

hamstring cut their club

championship tennis semifinal

short, Bevan Johns was

soon inspired to embark on an

exhaustive project to ease his

adversary’s pain.

Richard Dalman was down

– and out – after limping off

the courts at Elmwood 10

months ago but, after sharing

a conciliatory chat, Johns

launched research which

culminated in seven of the local

game’s stalwarts, earning belated

recognition last month.

Dalman, Ralph Webster, Brett

Hibbert, Terry Mooney, Warren

Edgecumbe, Stephen Harley,

Diane McKinnel and Judy

Philips were subsequently added

to the Wilding Park honours

board reserved for winners of

100 premier grade games.

Johns’ research was

particularly poignant for

86-year-old McKinnel and

Edgecumbe, 76, who had no

officially recorded victories.

With the

benefit of

hindsight –

and Johns’

eagle eyes

– McKinnel

was actually

the first player

to reach the

Terry Mooney

milestone

when she beat

J Clarke (Shirley) on December

15, 1979.

The Avonside legend’s first

victory was against another

Shirley opponent, A Dalley, on

November, 12 1955.

There was very little

recognition for tennis in those

days so it was a very big surprise

when Bevan presented me with

a plaque,” said McKinnel, who

was unable to attend the awards

function.

“I can’t remember playing her

(Clarke), I didn’t have any idea it

was my 100th win.”

Elmwood veteran Edgecumbe

recorded his first win on

November 17, 1962, against Eric

Cormack and reached triple

figures by beating Sumner’s P

Dawson on January 24, 1981.

“I’m pleased to have got this

recognition. Bevan did great

work, it was a massive effort,”

Edgecumbe said.

Johns spent more than 1000

hours scouring microfilm of old

newspapers held at Turanga,

Christchurch’s central library,

after comforting Dalman.

“We had a beer instead of

a second set. He was a bit

downcast because his body was

failing him a little bit. We had a

yarn about when his body was

in better shape, the fellas he beat

(from the 1970s to 90s).

“I asked him if he was up on

the board or close. He thought

he was probably pretty close but

maybe not all of his results had

been counted.”

Johns asked if there was

any means of finding out and

Dalman, who was on about 80

wins at the time before being

PAIN RELIEF: Richard Dalman’s hamstring injury ultimately

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NET GAINS: Canterbury tennis stalwarts Warren

Edgecumbe and Diane McKinnel earned

belated recognition for their winning exploits

thanks to the research of Bevan Johns, who

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upgraded to 101, mentioned the

library archives.

The ball was in Johns’ court.

“As it happened I was on a

break between jobs,” he said, “so

I had a bit of time on my hands.”

And he needed it to comb

through thousands of editions

for the results – typically in

Monday’s sports section – before

collating a spreadsheet.

“It was probably six months of

late nights.

“I was only going to look at

Richard’s results but my partner

(Jo) said ‘If you’re going to look

up his and get him up on the

board she said you’re going to

have to go back the whole way’.

I ended up going back to 1930,”

he said.

So how are his eyes now? Is the

ball fuzzy when he plays division

one for Elmwood?

They were burning,” he

admitted.

There were some days I’d

spend eight hours down at the

library and not find a single

result because I was coming

towards the end and I was

looking for the missing ones.

“Warren’s was the most

exciting to find, he was on 99 for

a long time. I went through every

missing week trying to find one

more for him.

“Once I got in the flow you

stayed there. When I got home

it was onto the laptop, onto the

spreadsheet until 2,3,4 o’clock in

the morning.”

Johns, who is currently

contracting for the Department

of Internal Affairs, had always

been partial to facts and figures.

“Cricket was my thing when

I was a kid. I used to buy the

magazines and look up the

stats and records. I was always

interested in my numbers. The

calculator was my favourite

toy,” said Johns, who joined

Elmwood when he returned to

Christchurch from the capital in

2018.

Johns, who has a solitary

premier grade win on his

record, was proud to reflect on a

resounding success.

“It was a personal project

that’s had a wider impact. There’s

been a bit of division between

the guys that played in the 70s

and the guys that played in the

90s that created the (honours)

board.

“I don’t know why all the

numbers didn’t get counted. I

think it sort of righted a wrong.”

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NEWS

Shortage of

bus drivers

not affecting

all companies

REDUCED BUS services are

ongoing in Christchurch this

summer due to driver shortages,

but not every operator is feeling the

pinch.

Since December 6, MetroBus

has operated more than half of its

services on a Saturday timetable six

days a week.

But Ritchies is continuing to provide

a regular service on its assigned

MetroBus routes.

Director of operations Andrew

Ritchie said their Christchurch

branch did have enough drivers.

“It’s an essential service we

provide and [our drivers] have

been out there doing their job and

it’s reasonably thankless as a lot of

people don’t always treat them as

well as what they should. They do a

fantastic job,” he said.

The pandemic did affect them of

course, but they got out there and

did their work and their bit for New

Zealand and I’m very pleased and

proud of their work.”

Environment Canterbury public

transport general manager Stewart

Gibbon said national driver shortage

had presented challenges across

the country “for some years now”.

“Our operators are reporting that

immigration and a very competitive

labour market are factors contributing

to the driver shortage across

New Zealand, and unfortunately,

Canterbury is no longer immune to

this issue,” he said.

Said Ritchie: “Immigration has

tended to provide the bus driver

fraternity quite well.”

While Ritchies had enough drivers,

they were always on the look out

for more, he said.

MetroBus has said it did not know

how long its services would be reduced,

but expected the shortage to

be a long-term issue.

Gibbon said the council and

MetroBus were working closely with

operators to restore services once

there was enough staff capacity.

Key updates will be posted on

Metro’s website and Facebook, put

in their online newsletter, and there

is on-street signage at bus stops.

– RNZ

Unleashed dogs posing

threat to estuary penguins

• By Kristie Boland

LITTLE BLUE penguins on the

estuary continue to be attacked

by dogs.

Two were killed near Redcliffs

in December,

but the

number is

likely to be

higher Avon-

Heathcote

Estuary Ihutai

Trust manager

Tanya

Jenkins

Tanya Jenkins

said.

She is urging

dog owners to follow the rules

and not allow their pets onto the

mudflats in the estuary where

penguins gather.

Jenkins also said dogs were

continuing to harass other

birdlife, particularly on the

Southshore side of the estuary.

Signage along the estuary

states that the mudflats are a ‘no

go’ zone for dogs but some local

residents continue to ignore the

rules, she said.

“During December another

two little blue penguins were

mauled by dogs around Redcliffs

and if these two birds were

found, there is a high chance the

numbers are much higher when

mauled birds are taken away by

the tides,” Jenkins said.

• By Kristie Boland

THE HISTORIC Tug Lyttelton

may move away from using

coal to a an environmentally

friendly fuel.

The Tug Lyttelton Preservation

Society is considering new

options to power the 115-yearold

boat, one of the oldest operating

steam-powered vessels in

the world.

Society president Mike Bruce

said up to 60-tonne of coal is

used a year to run the vessel.

“We’ve got to change, we

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“Even if [birds] are not killed

by dogs, the disturbance by dogs

running on the mudflats can be

life threatening.”

Birds can only feed on the

mudflats during peak low tide

which allows for a short window

of only a few hours for them to

eat enough to last them the day.

Being disturbed by dogs can

significantly cut down this time.

“If in this short time they

are scared, chased by dogs,

it can take up to 45 minutes

before they regain the courage

to continue eating again,” said

Jenkins.

“Don’t get me wrong, I love

want to run the ship for another

100 years, we won’t do that on

coal,” he said.

But the costs of converting

from a coal to a more environmentally-friendly

option are

high.

“We are well aware we have

got to do something but we are

not self-sustainable, we can’t

fund ourselves through the

year from passenger sales so

need to go and get grants from

Rata, pub charities, the Heritage

Society and others.”

Bruce said the society is looking

into a range of options, one

of those being bio fuel.

Bio fuel is fuel that can be

produced from, or are made

up of a renewable material like

wood.

Bruce estimates the conversion

cost from coal to bio fuel

is $40,000. Double the amount

of wood needs to be used to

achieve the same amount of

energy as coal.

Another option, that could

be run in conjunction with

bio fuel, is to have an electric

pre-heater to pre-heat the

OUT OF CONTROL: Dogs

off the lead are chasing

birds and killing penguins.

dogs and have been a dog owner

since I was 12-years-old but it’s

just such a shame that some dog

owners are just not aware of the

rules or simply do not wish to

abide.”

The trust is urging local

residents to help make dog

owners aware of the rules and to

report those who ignore them to

the city council.

Plan to stop using coal on historic tug boat

boiler. This would cost another

$80,000.

Wood has less greenhouse

gas associated with it than the

average electricity greenhouse

gas footprint. If battery

powered, it will be the “oldest

vessel in the world running

the newest technology,” Bruce

said.

Whatever decision is made

will be based on the funding

available to them.

“We’ve got to get off coal, but

we’re not going to get off coal

without funding.”

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Canterbury feels the heat

in hottest year on record

• By Hamish Maclean

IT WAS dry and warm across

much of Canterbury in 2021,

while Dunedin was the only

place in the country to set a coldweather

record, in what was the

hottest year in New Zealand’s

history.

The National Institute of Water

and Atmospheric Research

2021 annual climate summary

confirmed the nationwide

average temperature for 2021

(13.56 deg C) had surpassed New

Zealand’s previous hottest year

in 2016.

The year’s highest temperature

(39.4 deg C) was reached in

Ashburton on January 26.

And in spite of an overnight

low of -8.8 deg C on May 27

at Dunedin Airport, the city’s

Musselburgh station also

recorded the highest annual

average temperature (12.3 deg

C) last year since records began

there in 1947.

In March, parts of the

South Island also became

very dry as Blenheim,

Kaikoura, Culverden, Cheviot,

parts of Christchurch, Akaroa,

Oamaru, Windsor, Cromwell,

Clyde, Lauder, Alexandra,

Wanaka and Middlemarch all

recorded more than 25 “dry

days” during the month, the

report said.

Niwa forecaster and report coauthor

Nava Fedaeff said seven

of the past nine years have been

among New Zealand’s warmest.

As climate change continues

to influence the weather, coldweather

extremes were expected

to decrease, she said.

Rather than cold extremes,

Fedaeff ‘s report detailed a year

of high temperatures, long dry

spells, devastating floods and

damaging winds. From January

25 to 28, hot air from Australia

combined with westerly winds

and caused widespread record or

near-record temperatures across

eastern New Zealand.

By the end of April,

the lack of rain and low

hydro lake levels caused the

Tiwai Point aluminium smelter

to lower its consumption of

electricity.

But parts of the South Island

were also inundated with rain

last year.

At the end of May, prolonged

and heavy rain overwhelmed

Canterbury and a state of

emergency was declared across

the region.

Damage was widespread and

hundreds of residents were

evacuated, including the entire

settlement of Springfield.

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THE WIZARD as

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What a mockery

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Thursday January 13 2022 The Star 17

2022 EDITION

BACK TO

SCHOOL


18 The Star Thursday January 13 2022

Welcome to Casebrook

Intermediate Te Kura

Mareko- in 2022

BACK TO SCHOOL - 2022

Kirkwood Intermediate -

school of choice

We look forward to welcoming our new

and returning students and whānau to

our community when the 2022 school

year begins. Our learning environment

is supported by a strong focus on our

school values of Respect - Whakaute,

Excellence – Panekiretanga, and

Perseverance - Hiringa. Through these

‘REP’ values we develop within each

student a sense of self-worth to realise

their importance as a member of our

Casebrook community.

Our school environment is one

where students are safe and have

the confidence to take risks with their

learning. In this way the students

at Casebrook are supported and

encouraged to become self-motivated,

independent learners.

We value the partnership between

home and school. Together we will

create an environment that fosters the

feelings of pride and belonging that

comes from engaging in the wide variety

of opportunities we have on offer at

Casebrook.

Kirkwood Intermediate is a very well

resourced school where all of our

practices are based on solid educational

foundations. We have nine specialist

Technology classrooms, a safe and

vibrant community feel, and stable

professional leadership.

We are an inclusive school with mixed

ability classes, programmes to extend

and enrich all of our children and lots

of opportunities in sport, cultural and

academic areas.

Because we are a state, co-educational

intermediate school, everything we do,

everything we have, and all of our plans

for the future are designed for children

aged 10 -13 years old – our Year 7 and

8 students often called the ‘emerging

adolescent’. These wonderful children

are going through a real growth spurt:

intellectually, emotionally and physically.

The staff at Kirkwood choose to work

with these children, and recognise the

very special attributes and challenges

of this age group. High standards of

behaviour are maintained and our

children are well known for being

respectful, polite and pleasant.

Our children choose to come here after

seeing something about our school

that appeals to them, and I believe our

reputation is second to none. Come and

visit our school and see for yourself what

makes Kirkwood the great school it is.

Full Primary Years 1-8

37 Cunningham Place, Halswell 8025

Phone: 03 322 8735

Email: admin@oaklands.school.nz

NEW ENROLMENTS

Tuesday 1st February, 10am - 2pm

Wednesday 2nd February, 10am - 2pm

PaRENT INTERvIEWS

Tuesday 1st February

Wednesday 2nd February

www.oaklands.school.nz

TERM ONE BEGINS

Thursday 3rd February, 8.55am

South Hornby School caters for Year

0 – 6 students in a modern learning

environment. We are located

at 35 Amyes Road in a purpose

built facility. School reopens for

all students on Wednesday 2nd

February 2021 at 9.00 a.m.

For further information visit our

website www.southhornby.school.nz

For enrolments and general

enquiries please ring the school on

349 7561 or email

admin@southhornby.school.nz

Wendy Huriwai - Principal

principal@southhornby.school.nz

ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL

PAPANUI

Te Kura o Hato Hohepa

Catholic Primary School

for girls and boys,

Primary and Intermediate.

Phone: 352 8779

www.stjopapa.school.nz

First day of school - Monday 31st January 2022

Casebrook Intermediate School 2022

Office Reopening:

The office will be open Friday 28th January 2022

10.00am - 2.00pm

Year 7 Start:

Wednesday 2nd February 2022:

Whānau interviews - 8.30am - 4.00pm

Thursday 3rd February 2022:

Year 7 students assemble in the hall at 9.00am

School day finishes at 2.00pm

Year 8 Start:

Thursday 3rd February 2022:

Whānau interviews - 8.30am - 4.00pm

Friday 4th February 2022:

All students go to their classrooms for

8.40am start. School day finishes at 2.50pm

Waitangi Day observed: Monday 7th February

Sharon Keen, Principal

www.casebrook.school.nz

email: office@casebrook.school.nz

Ph: 3597428

Kirkwood

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Our school year starts with ‘meet the

teacher’ for all students.

Book a 15 minute meeting online, on either

Monday 31 January or Tuesday 1 February.

Details are in the Orientation Pack which

will be emailed to you in January.

LATE ENROLMENTS

We currently have a limited number of

places available at both Year 7 & 8 for 2022.

The school office will open from

Thursday 27 January onwards.

Phone 348 7718

school.information@kirkwood.school.nz

www.kirkwood.school.nz

Phil Tappenden, Principal

Welcome to 2022

Tuesday 1st February

& Wednesday 2nd February

Kanohi ki te kanohi

(face to face meetings)

book online or via the school office

Thursday 3rd February

School begins for classes

Monday 7th February

Waitangi Day (School Closed)

Enquiries: please contact

Merrin School

03 358 8369

www.merrin.school.nz

OFFICE OPEN

9am - 1pm Thursday 27th &

Friday 28th January

9am-3pm Monday 31st January

FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday 1st February -

Goal Setting Meetings

Wednesday 2nd February -

Classes start

If you wish to contact the school office

please email admin@rawhiti.school.nz


BACK TO SCHOOL - 2022

Thursday January 13 2022 The Star 19

Hornby High School

Chisnallwood Intermediate

Kia ora koutou. Talofa. Kia Orana. Malo

e lelei. Bula vinaka. Fakaalofa atu.

Namaste. Kumusta. Haere mai ki Te

Kura Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka. Warm

greetings to the Hornby High School

community, and a special welcome

to those of you who are new to our

community.

Welcome to Hornby High School where

our vision is to be a ‘centre of creative

excellence he puna auaha’. That means

we try to foster creativity in everything

we do: sports and science, governance

and teaching. To do that we aim to equip

students with the tools they need to be

creative, critical thinkers. Our school

whakatauki says:

Mā te huruhuru, ka rere te manu

‘Feathers enable the bird to fly’

Optimism is one of those qualities

that some have more than others. As

educators we always begin each year

with that sense of optimism about

what the year, the students, and the

community, will bring. For us that

optimism is grounded in what we have

experienced the year before, and our

plans for the year to come which reflect

those things that we can control.

For Hornby High School that sense of

optimism is well founded. In 2021 we

pushed for and experienced continuing

student success as we have evolved

our curriculum and teacher practice

to match the beautiful buildings and

facilities that we now use.

Our pastoral system reforms are nearly

complete, focussing on building strong

positive relationships between teachers

and learners. Our curriculum changes,

designed to connect learning across

subject areas to improve understanding

and engagement for learners, continue

to evolve. Our 2021 performance in

gaining a significantly greater number

of university scholarships than ever

before sets the scene for ever higher

academic expectations and aspiration,

while those seeking trades and industry

qualifications also continue to excel.

And then there is the ongoing focus on

sporting and cultural achievement which

continues to see students take their

place amongst the best. Join us in our

extraordinary journey.

And please make sure you follow us on

Facebook for the latest and most up to

date news https://www.facebook.com/

hornbyhighschool/ .

Start of year 2022

Monday 24th January - School Office Opens

Wednesday 2nd February

1.00-2.00pm - New Year 9’s meet Wananga Learning Advisors

2.00-3.00pm - Year 7’s meet Wananga Learning Advisors

Thursday 3rd February

9.00-10.00am - Mihi Whakatau for Years 7, 8, 9 and all new students

10.00-2.00pm - Year 7, 8, and 9 - Wananga (Finish at 2pm)

10.30-12.00pm - Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 - Assembly and Wananga/Form Time

Friday 4th February - Years 7-13 normal timetable all day

Monday 7th February - Waitangi Day Observed - School Closed

180 Waterloo Road, Hornby - Ph 03 349 5396 www.hornby.school.nz

Established as a Junior High School,

Chisnallwood is specifically designed to

meet the needs of students in their preadolescent

years. This design has been

carefully developed over many years

and is based on the best that has been

seen in New Zealand and Internationally.

By enrolling at this school you are

opening doorways to opportunities that

will prepare you fully for secondary and

beyond. A well-balanced mixture of

specialist and home room teaching in

this highly resourced environment will

capture your interest and attention in a

manner that will ensure your success.

The Iconic front entrance to Shirley

Intermediate School - which has

graced north parade since 1934, gave

way to the digger recently, as the long

awaited building programme began.

The bulk of that original building

has been demolished and

ground preparation is well

underway for foundation

work. The first stage of

the building programme

is the rebuild of a modern

set of classrooms and

technology centre with

a whare style feature

at the western end - in

recognition of the schools well

established bilingual class - Te

Tahu Rua Reo.

The complete project - part of the

Ministry of Education’s Christchurch

Schools Rebuild programme will see

all buildings replaced, refurbished,

or removed. There is an air of great

anticipation amongst the school

Recognised as a leader in its field,

Chisnallwood is nationally renowned

for its achievements particularly in the

areas of music, the arts, sport and all

academic endeavours. This success

is brought about by the quality of the

resources we have and the commitment

of the highly trained and dedicated

teaching staff.

Our values of Respect, Relationships,

Responsibilities and Resilience (Our 4Rs)

enable our students to fulfill our motto

which is to challenge the margins of

time and explore what is beyond.

Shirley Intermediate School

and community as they watch

developments.

Principal, Geoff Siave” said the project

fits in smoothly with other significant

changes in the school. “With 2021

seeing the biggest intake for

five years, and 2022 shaping

up with another good

intake” the school is

looking forward to other

significant changes.”

The end of another year

has also meant some staff

changes, including the

arrival of new staff eager to

continue the school’s growth.

A new uniform is being developed

with the community (for 2023) and a new

name for the school will be launched

also - following a consultative period in

2020/21.

The project to upgrade the facilities

around the two swimming pools is

underway.

SHIRLEY

INTERMEDIATE

The new school year begins!

Tuesday 1st February - All Year 7 and new Year 8 students

Wednesday 2nd February - Whole school

Office open from Wednesday 26th January.

Stationery available from any outlet store

Full correct uniform, including school sunhats please

Enrolment forms at school office or

www.sis.school.nz | 03 385 2229 | office@sis.school.nz

Full and satisfying lives

Chisnallwood

intermediate sChool

Chisnallwood Intermediate School

welcomes students to the 2022 school year.

Year 8 Students commence Wed,

February 2nd at 8:40am.

Year 7 Students commence Thurs,

February 3rd at 11:30am.

For further information contact:

The Principal

Breezes Road, Christchurch

Phone: 3884-199

E.mail: kim@chisnallwood.school.nz

Website: www.chisnallwood.school.nz

“A school proud of its academic,

cultural and sporting success”


20 The Star Thursday January 13 2022

Hagley College 2022

Enrolment

Day 31

January

Monday

Last chance to enrol for 2022

Year 12, 13 or Adult students

By Appointment

Our Enrolment Centre re-opens

on January 19th at 9.00am.

Please phone them on (03) 364 5156

to find out what you need to bring.

Hagley College Start Dates and Times 2022

Tuesday

1 February

Wednesday

2 February

Thursday

3 February

Friday

4 February

Tuesday

8 February

2 0 2 2

20

Jan

YEAR 9

10am – Gym 2

Year 9 & 10HG Mihi Whakatau

and Orientation

BBQ Lunch provided

2.00pm – released

Year 9 Orientation

Programme

8.45am – 3.00pm

10HG at home

YEAR 10 At Home At Home

YEAR 11 At Home At Home

YEAR 12

AND 13

& ELL

Catch Up College

Year 9 Orientation

Programme

8.45am – 2.30pm

10HG at home

10am – Gym 2

Year 10 Assembly

12.00 noon

released

10am – Cafe

Year 11 Assembly

12.00 noon

released

At Home At Home At Home

At Home

10HG at home

At Home

At Home

10.00am

Year 12, 13 & ELL

Mihi Whakatau &

Orientation

Timetabled classes

start at 8.30am

Timetabled classes

start at 8.30am

Timetabled classes

start at 8.30am

Timetabled classes

start at 8.30am

10.00am

ELL Mihi Whakatau

& Orientation

Champion St

Enrolments from 20th – 25th January. Classes start 21st January.

Please book an appointment time via our online form from 19th Jan

www.hagley.school.nz/enrolment/catch-up-college-enrolments or call 03 379 3090.

Monday 7 February – COLLEGE CLOSED (Waitangi Day Holiday observed)

2022

ENROLMENTS OPEN APPLY NOW

Enrolments close 30th Jan 2022


BACK TO SCHOOL - 2022

Thursday January 13 2022 The Star 21

Burnside

High School

Head Prefects. Left to right :

Aarya Advilkar, Dylan Blundell, Lily Burt,

Taylah Peek.

As the prefects of 2022, we can confidently say that

Burnside High School students thrive due to the

endless opportunities and support available. Our

school offers a wide range of possibilities for all

students to engage in and going into our fifth year, we

have definitely found this to be the case. Whether it be

from drama club to robotics or athletics, we have each

found an outlet for our diverse passions alongside

unlimited leadership opportunities.

Within Burnside High School there are four divisions:

North, South, West and Senior Division. These are

equivalent to house groups. Throughout the year,

students participate in interdivisional competitions to

gain points for their division. Students remain in their

form class for their core subjects. Within these form

classes, individuals are elected providing students an

opportunity to showcase their leadership abilities.

For all of our students, there is a wide support network

available. New students will receive a student planner

which has a space to keep their class timetable and

a map to help them navigate their new school along

with other key information to support their transition

into High School. Support systems at Burnside High

School are multi-layered and an emphasis is placed

on individuals and achievement. This is an important

feature of the school for many of our students.

Each individual has unique experiences here at

Burnside. Head Prefect Dylan Blundell commented “I

have found my passion in music making many friends

along the way.” Deputy Head Prefect, Taylah Peek

commented on the diversity of people at Burnside

saying that she is able to enjoy her time with different

friends in every class and this is one of her favourite

parts of being at this school. After joining Burnside,

Head Prefect Lily Burt explained that she found her

love for Musical Theatre and Drama. Similar to Lily,

Deputy Head Prefect Aarya Advilkar has found a

passion for robotics. These experiences of the 2022

Prefect Team show that Burnside is a unique school

which values the individuality of each student.

Leaders in Learning

Start of the 2022 School Year

School will begin on Monday 31 January 2022. Year levels will be required to attend as outlined below. From Tuesday 1 February, all

students must be in full, correct school uniform. Year 13 students must be in correct dress code.

8.15am

Year 9 students assemble near the cabbage trees - Tī Kōuka - for the Mihi Whakatau

Tuesday 1 February

8.15am Year 10, 11, 12, 13 students NEW to Burnside assemble near the cabbage trees -

Tī Kōuka - for the Mihi Whakatau

9.30am - 2.40pm

Year 9 students Orientation Programme

Wednesday 2 February

9.30am - 10am

8.15am - 2.40pm

8.15am - 2.40pm

Year 10-13 NEW students Orientation with the Deans

Full time table will run for all Year 9 students beginning with form time.

All Year 9 students to bring devices

All Year 10 students meet in the Aurora Centre for an Assembly followed by

form time and normal time tabled classes

Thursday 3 February 8.15am - 2.40pm Time tabled classes for ALL year levels beginning with form time. ALL year

groups to bring devices

Friday 4 February 8.15am - 2.40pm Time tabled classes for ALL year levels beginning with form time (Week A)

Monday 7 February

Waitangi Day Observed - School Closed

Tuesday 8 February 8.15am – 2.40pm Time tabled classes for ALL year levels (Week B)

School Office

The office is open from 9.00am to 3.00pm from

Monday 10th January 2022. Normal office hours

will resume from Monday 31st January 2022.

Please telephone (03) 358 8383 for all enquiries.

Uniform Shop Hours

The uniform shop will be open before Term 1 starts the

first day being Thursday 20 January 9.00am – 12.30pm

and 5.00pm - 7.00pm. Please refer to website for

further dates and opening times. Eftpos is available.


22 The Star Thursday January 13 2022

BACK TO SCHOOL - 2022

Hilmorton High School Dreams into Reality -

Te Aratai College

“Whaia te iti Kahurangi ki te tῡohu koe me

he maunga teitei”

This is our whakatauki (proverb) at

Hillmorton High School and it means:

‘Seek the treasure you value most

dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to

a lofty mountain.’ The real message here

is about aiming high, to be persistent

and not letting obstacles stop you

from reaching your goal. Personal Best

Nothing Less.

I am incredibly proud of how well our

students have achieved over a range

of areas, both academic, and in the arts

and sporting arena in 2021 and that was

often against significant odds that Covid

in particular, placed in our way.

Monday,

31 January

Tuesday,

1 February

Wednesday,

2 February

Thursday,

3 February

Friday,

4 February

Monday,

7 February

Tuesday,

8 February

We have a great, caring and

hardworking staff, our deputy principals,

parents and whānau, and our Board

who, together are working to create an

inclusive culture where everyone can

call this place their turangawaewae,

a place where everyone belongs and

has a ‘place to stand’, where together,

‘with our communities, we nurture

well-rounded and accomplished young

people, prepared and ready for life.’

I continue to feel privileged to be the

principal of this school. We look forward

to 2022 with enthusiasm and welcome

all new students and whānau. We look

forward to working in partnership with

you and seeing your child, thrive here at

Horomaka.

Te Kura Tuarua o Horomaka

Hillmorton High School

Start of year 2022

“Whānau Connect” Learner Conferences

All Students and Whānau - 20 minute interviews

Appointment times made via School Interviews website

First Days in Attendance

Year 7

Year 8

Course Confirmation for Senior Students

Upland Students

Year 9

Year 10 (Please note – Year 10 students next day back at

school is 8 February as they are not required at the Pōwhiri)

Year 11 (Please note – Year 11 students next day back at

school is 8 February as they are not required at the Pōwhiri)

Year 12

Year 13

Course Confirmation

Friday, 4 February Pōwhiri

Attendees: All Years 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and any new starters at

other levels.

Waitangi Celebration Day – School Closed

All students in attendance Normal Timetable

9.00 am – 2.00 pm

9.30 am – 2.00 pm

10.00 am – 1.00 pm

9.00 am

9.00 am – 2.00 pm

9.30 am – 2.00 pm

10.00 am – 2.00 pm

10.30 am – 2.00 pm

11.00 am – 2.00 pm

11.00 am

9.00 am

www.hillmorton.school.nz | Ph : 03 338 5119

From Linwood High School 1954 to

Te Aratai College 2022, our school

continues its proud history.

In term 2 this year we return to

Aldwins Rd and our completely rebuilt

and stunning new school. Te Aratai

College is inspiring from the 650 seat

theatre-standard auditorium to the

sunny student centre and the studentfriendly

courtyards. Our design is for

personalised student success and

reflects the new name gifted to us

by Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Te Aratai College,

Pathway to the Sea.

Reflecting this, our classroom design is

based on responsiveness to the needs

of the students at that moment. Our

classrooms are the standard, timehonoured

size but with the flexibility

to open up. This is because there

are occasions when learning can

PERSONALISED

PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS

New Enrolments for 2022

Monday, 24th January, 2022 the school’s office opens.

New learners to Linwood College for 2022 who have not

yet enrolled, please phone the school on (03) 982 0100

from Monday, 24th January, 2022 to complete enrolment

forms and arrange an enrolment interview appointment.

The Uniform Shop Holiday Hours

Friday 17th December 2021, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Monday 20th December 2021, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday 21st December 2021, 10:00am – 1:00pm

From Monday, 10th January, 2022 onwards to Friday,

28th January, 2022, weekdays only 10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Monday, 31st January and Tuesday, 1st February

2022

Outside of hours by appointment only phone:

(03) 982 0100 ext 866 or 022 027 3371

Who: ALL Year 12 and 13 students attending LCŌ in

2022. Whanau are also welcome.

When:

Wednesday, 2nd February, 2022 11:00am-2:00pm

or Thursday, 3rd February, 10:30am-12:30pm, 2022.

Where: Library

Why: To ensure all Year 12 and 13 students are in

appropriate courses that support their learning, tertiary

and career pathways. Students MUST attend course

confirmation before they attend classes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Mr Paul Osborne, Deputy Principal, phone (03) 982 0100

Ext. 800 obn@linwoodcollege.school.nz

be more open but equally there are

times for some students when this is

a learning disaster. Te Aratai College

also has smaller rooms for students

who learn best in reduced, very quiet

environments, and bigger spaces for

larger student gatherings. The building

design assists staff and students to

respond to the many factors that

personalise success.

Of course, new buildings alone do

not necessarily improve education.

The relationship with the teacher - he

tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata - and

the personalisation of learning are the

key for this. However, there is also no

doubt that new, purpose-built buildings

and spaces that arise from these

community values of relationships

and personalisation contribute hugely

to student success. This is Te Aratai

College.

linwoodcollege

Back to School DateS for 2022

Year 12/13 Course Confirmation

Mihi Whakatau

For all new students and their whānau

Thursday, 3rd February, 2022 from 9:00am.

All new learners (Year 7-13) and their whānau are asked

to be at school by 8:45am. We will begin with a mihi

whakatau (welcome) at 9:00am. All new learners and

their whānau are asked to meet by the playground at

the school entry. The mihi whakatau (welcome) will be

followed by kai and whanaungatanga (meet and greet)

finishing at approximately 11:00am.

New Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 student

asTTle Testing

Thursday, 3rd February, 2022 from 11:00am (after

the mihi whakatau). This is for new Year 7, 8, 9 and 10

students who haven’t already been to school for testing

during 2021. Please meet outside the library. This will

finish by approximately 12:30pm.

Full School Day begins

Our Head Students for 2022,

Sophie Watson and Alex Garcia,

and our Deputy Head Students

Kaltan Kazakos-Gardner and

Ashlin Chandra are looking

forward to welcoming our students

back to school and leading us into

our Term 2 return to our rebuilt

school, Te Aratai College.

Friday, 4th February, 2022 8:45am-3:00pm for all

students.

Daily Classes in 2022 start at 8:45am. Learners are to

be at school by 8:35am daily. Every school day finishes

at 3:00pm except for Wednesday which finishes at

2:30pm.

Waitangi Day Observed (Holiday)

Monday, 7th February, 2022

Phone 03-982-0100

Email: office@linwoodcollege.school.nz

www.linwoodcollege.school.nz


BACK TO SCHOOL - 2022

Thursday January 13 2022 The Star 23

Haeata

Community

Campus

Tēnā koutou kātoa, Kia Orana, Talofa lava, Mālō

e lelei and Bula Vinaka. Warm greetings to the

Haeata Community Campus community and a

special welcome to those of you who are new to our

community.

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning

ākonga and whānau to our community when the

2022 school year begins. Haeata Community Campus

provides opportunities for all ākonga to succeed

and actively seeks to remove any and all barriers to

their learning. Our learning environment is supported

by a strong focus on our school values of Alofa,

Manaakitanga, Hanga whare, Service and Success.

Through these Haeata values, we develop within each

ākonga a sense of belonging. Our school environment

is one where ākonga are safe and have the confidence

to take risks with their learning.

We are an inclusive school with mixed ability classes,

programmes to extend and enrich our children, and

lots of opportunities in sports, cultural, and academic

areas.

Enrolment Zone

Haeata has an enrolment zone which can be accessed

through the kura’s website. We are excited by the

opportunities this affords us to continue to be the

school first of choice for whānau in Aranui and create

sustainable long term pathways for our Kura.

2022

Haeata Community Campus values strong and positive

partnerships with whānau and works hard to support

all ākonga in all things they undertake at kura. Haeata

Community Campus acknowledges the strong support

it enjoys from our local community. We look forward to

continued collaboration and active participation from

all stakeholders .

Start dates for 2022

Orientation day for all new ākonga: 1 Feb 2022

Start Date Y11-13 3 Feb 2022

Start Date Y9 &10 4 Feb 2022

Start Date Y1-8 8 Feb 2022

Full school Mihi Whakatau 9 Feb 2022

Uniform

Uniform is compulsory for all ākonga in Y1-13 and can

be bought through our supplier by placing an order

through the Haeata Community Campus website or

through the uniform supplier Aly MaClean’s website.

Website Launch

We are excited to launch our new website on the 1st of

February 2022.

School Opens 89 th February 2022 2021

Our Values:

ALOFA

MAANAKITANGA

HANGA WHARE

SERVICE

SUCCESS

Compassion,

commitment and love

ignite action

• For the learner

• For teaching and learning

• For self and others

Every learner having a

sense of belonging

• Learners are at the heart of

what we do

• Mana, well-being and identity

are valued

• Every learned is welcome,

engaged and heard

Building the foundation

for ALL learners to leave

our school MORE curious

than when they arrived

• Enterprise, innovation &

curiosity provide the framework

for the daily life of our school

• We redesign constantly to meet

our changing environment

• Connected locally & globally

All learners mindful

of their unique role in

making a difference

• All learners are leaders and role

models

• All learners act with

responsibility and respect

• All learners are mindful of their

influence on the environment

• We learn from our community and

our community learns from us

Every learner crossing

the stage with dignity,

purpose and options

• High expectations of self and

others

• Is defined by Whanau, school

and students to meet the

unique needs of each learner

• We are responsible for

individual and collective

success

Haeata Community Campus

240 Breezes Road, Wainoni

Reception Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 3pm

Contact

03 930 0110

enrol@haeata.school.nz

www.haeata.school.nz


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BACK TO SCHOOL - 2022

Mairehau High School Papanui High School -

Preparing students for their

future

Mairehau High School’s building project

is well underway, and we look forward

to opening the first of our new buildings

next year.

The kura is named for the suburb in

which it is situated, and was put

in place in 1916 in recognition

of Mrs Mairehau Hutton (a

descendant of a notable

property benefactor to

the district). Mairehau

is also the name of

a fragrant shrub

featuring small white

flowers, reflected in

the school motto:

“Mairetia i te

Mātauranga” - Be

Fragrant With

Wisdom.

The school has

been gifted

the following

names by Ngāi

Tahu to use

for our new

buildings:

Technology

and Art Block: Waikākāriki

- original name of Horseshoe Lake.

Waikākariki was the site of a significant

Māori settlement called Te Oranga. Wai

means water and kākāriki has various

meanings including green, a type of

green lizard or a green parakeet.

Supported Learning Centre: Waiora

- for Wai of Waikākāriki and Ora of Te

Oranga. Health, soundness, wellbeing.

The concept of waiora encapsulates

the importance of the environments

in which we live and that have a

significant impact on the health

and wellbeing of individuals,

whānau and communities.

Gymnasium: Waitākiri

is Bottle Lake Forest.

Waitākiri means -

‘Muddy water’, ‘water

springs back’,

‘a lagoon’.The

swamplands were

well recognised

as food gathering

areas for iwi.

The site on

which Bottle

Lake Forest is

now situated

contained flax

swamps, coastal

bush and an

eeling lagoon. There

were no dunes, just a gentle rising

sand plain. Behind this were wetlands.

The area was rich in native plants that

provided a constant supply of medicines

and materials for activities such as

building and weaving.

Giving students the opportunity to study

from an innovative and broad curriculum

is critical to providing each student a

pathway that meets their individual

needs. We allow for a greater range and

flexibility in subject choice including

the utilization of the secondary/tertiary

interface. This reinforces the philosophy

underpinning personalised learning

and is strongly supported

by understanding our

students’ interests,

passions, talents,

and ultimately

their career

aspirations.

We understand

that for

effective

learning to take

place, it has to

be implemented

in such a way that

students will be

highly engaged. The

school does this in a

‘forward thinking’ way by

creating learning environments

that allow our students to see value

in what they do and achieve. Papanui

“PRIDE” is what we represent and we

demonstrate this by having young adults

leave our school as confident learners

who have gained the appropriate

qualifications and social skills to

become valued contributing members

of society.

All that we do here is reinforced by

positive relationships, an ethos of caring,

cultural responsiveness, inclusion, and

high expectations – what we call “Our

Full service Model”. The school highly

values the connectedness of

curricular and co-curricular

learning. We have

a philosophical

understanding

that the holistic

development

of the student

is critical to

their individual

success.

The school has

worked hard

to consolidate

recent initiatives

to ensure sustained

and continuous

improvement. You are

invited to view our website, school

charter, ERO report, and/or contact the

school for more information.

We look forward to welcoming all

prospective students and their families/

whānau.

Monday

24 January

Monday

31 January

Tuesday

1 February

Wednesday

2 February

Thursday 3

February

Friday 4

February

Monday 7

February

Mairehau High School

Starting Dates for 2022

Our students value our traditional classroom spaces,

the small class sizes and the support each child is

shown as an individual.

School office opens 9am - 3pm.

Staff Only Day.

Confirmation of courses:

Year 12 and 13 from 9.30am - 12.30pm.

Year 9 and peer support leaders only today, 9am - 3pm.

Powhiri for Year 9 and new students starts in the Hall at

9am. Family and whanau welcome.

All students at school, 8.45am - 3.00pm.

All students at school, 8.45am - 3.00pm.

Waitangi Day observed.

“Come and join our small, caring, inclusive school. We value individuality and

diversity, and will really get to know your child.” – Harry Romana, Principal

PAPANUI HIGH SCHOOL

START OF SCHOOL YEAR 2022

NB: SENIOR STUDENTS (Year 11 – 13). Students will be notified if

course changes are required. The Senior Course Tutor will be available from

24 January for consultation.

Monday 24 January - School Office opens

Tuesday 25 January – Thursday 27 January

Peer Support training camp

Monday 31 January

Staff Only Day

Tuesday 1 February

Year 9 students report in full uniform to Hall, 9.00am – 2.30pm

Powhiri for ALL new students – 9.00am

New students all levels: 9.00am – 12.30pm

Wednesday 2 February

Year 9 students report to form classes at 8.30am – 2.30pm

Year 12 students report to hall in uniform at 9.00am – 10.30am

Year 13 students report to hall at 10.00am – 11.30am

Thursday 3 February

Year 9 students report to form classes at 8.30am – 2.30pm

Year 10 students report to hall in uniform at 9.00am – 10.30am

Year 11 students report to hall in uniform at 10.00am – 11.30am

Friday 4 February

Timetable starts

Monday 7 February

Waitangi Day observed

Tuesday 8 February

Normal school day

Papanui High School

30 Langdons Road, Christchurch 8053

Tel: (03) 352 6119

Email: admin@papanui.school.nz

Jeff Smith - Principal


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What’s New in

Te Anau and

Fiordland

It’s time to step away

for the old tried and

true southern summer

holiday and experience

Fiordland through new

eyes. Our local operators

have produced some epic

packages to ensure that

Kiwi’s enjoy the absolute

best of the best, see parts

of Fiordland they have

never seen before and

leave you wanting more.

First up Rosco’s Milford Kayaks

with over 30 years of experience

guiding tours in Piopiotahi

Milford Sound rain, hail or shine

have teamed up with Envy

Experience to create Piopiotahi

Milford Sound’s first- ever emission-

free tour. Nigel from Envy

Experiences will inform you of

the history of the Milford Road,

plus all the best spots to stop,

so sit back, relax and enjoy the

comfort of riding in a Tesla Model

X before being dropped off

at Rosco’s Milford base “Paddle

on Inn” where local guides will fit

you out with all you need before

heading out on a 2hr paddle in

the 8th Wonder of the world,

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surfing the day breeze and if

your lucky meeting some of the

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Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodation

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Each of these premier walks

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GARDENING 27

Be sparing with the frequency of watering

AS WE MOVE through summer,

keep the garden looking fresh for

your outdoor enjoyment.

1. Conserve water – While

we may not reach Australian levels

of urgency about water shortages,

the eco-messages are just going to

get tougher from now on. Take a

good look at how you use water in

your garden and make some plans.

This might be the year you invest

in a rainwater tank to capture all

that free wet stuff, and to review the

sprinkler system timing and spacing

(so you don’t waste water spraying

paths and so forth). Whatever

your method, be sparing with the

frequency of watering – established

plants need only 30min of water

once or twice a week, vegetables

more. Check the soil at 10cm first.

2. Mulch to save work

– Mulch is the instant makeover.

It suppresses weeds, makes a tired

garden look fresh and slows water

evaporation. But only apply it once

the soil is good and wet, as otherwise

it will not help your plants.

Leave breathing room around

trunks and shrubs to avoid fungus.

3. Plant locally – Native plants

(from your part of the country) are

perfectly adapted to your local sun,

rain and wind conditions, so they

look after themselves. The huge fashion

for natives is not just about looks,

it is about reducing hard work.

4. Mow lightly – In the summer

lawns do best when the grass is

longer (about 25-30mm). The soil

and roots are shaded so the lawn

does not get sunburnt and more

moisture is retained.

5. Add water – There is nothing

like water to enhance a garden.

While a full-scale water feature can

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sell small plug-and-go bubbling

water bowls and sculptures which

do not need elaborate construction.

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SuNdAy 20 MARch

12km, 6km Community Fun Run Event

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TRAINING ProGRAMME

Congratulations on making your decision to enter

the Les Mills City2surf!

No doubt, the first hint of panic will have set in as your thoughts turn to ‘how are you going to

prepare yourself for this challenge?’ And that is probably why you are now reading this article. This

is going to be as close to employing your own personal coach as you can get….and, it is all for free.

We are presenting two 10 week programmes to you. The first one is for beginners and Les Mills

City2Surf first timers. You consider yourself unfit, probably carry a bit too much around the hips and

waist and you have not played sport for a period of time. The second programme is aimed at people

who are already dabbling in fitness and have some experience with jogging or running. For both

groups the main goal will be to finish the event, enjoy the experience but above all use the 10 week

programme as a means to improve your overall health, fitness and quality of life.

WeeK oNe: starting out

LeveL Thurs or Fri suN Tue WeD

Beginner

14km Jog/run

intermediate

14km

Jog/run

6km

Walk

6km/14km

25 min

Walk 4 min x 5

Jog 1 min x 5

25 min

Easy jog

20 min

Walk 3 min x 4

Jog 2 min x 4

6km 14 min (light)

4km 40 min (light)

30 min

Walk 4 min x 6

Jog 1 min x 6

40 min

Easy Jog

30 min

Walk 2 min x 6

Jog 2 min x 6

6km 15 min (mod)

14km 30 min (light)

40 min

Walk

20 min

Easy Jog

40 min

Walk

6km 20 min (mod)

14km 40 min (light)

30min

Walk 3 min

Run 2 min x 6

50 min

Easy Jog

30 min

Walk 3 min

Jog 2 min x6

6km 30min (light)

4km 60min (light)

To achieve this goal

you need to develop

some awareness around

the basic requirements

of exercising for health

and fitness. First and

foremost this has to do

with 3 key principles:

1. How often do you train? To

improve your level of health and

fitness you will need to aim for 4

sessions per week. 2 or 3 sessions per

week will only maintain what you have and 1

session per week is definitely not sufficient.

2. How long are your sessions? The

duration of your sessions will generally

build towards between 30 and 50 minutes

with one longer session of 60-80 minutes.

3. What is the right intensity to train at?

The good thing about the programme

is that all your runs will be done at

submaximal pace, also called conversation

pace. That means a pace where you can still

talk. If you can’t talk you are going too fast

and you are likely to come to a grinding halt

sooner or later.

This programme and accompanying information are written

as a guide only. If you are concerned about your health at

any stage please undergo a health check with your GP.

TiP oF The WeeK

If you have never run or jogged

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SPORT 29

Budding champion off to solid start

• By Joshua Smith

A NELSON pitstop has proven

fruitful for exciting pacer Akuta.

The threeyear-old

colt is on his

way north

to tackle the

Listed NZB

Standardbred

Harness Million

3yo colt

Mark Purdon

and gelding

final (2200m)

next month and Rolleston-based

trainers Mark Purdon and

Hayden Cullen thought the Nelson

Pine Nelson Classic

FFA (1609m) on Sunday was

an ideal starting point for their

charge.

The standout juvenile of last

season was sent out a $1.40 favourite

following three pleasing

trials and he duly delivered for

punters after a textbook drive by

Blair Orange.

Akuta’s victory pleased cotrainer

and part-owner Mark

Purdon who had to watch the

race on his phone en route to

Southland.

“I was on my way down to

Invercargill but I was thrilled,”

Purdon said.

“I pulled over and watched

the race on my phone and I

was thrilled with the way

Blair handled him and the way

he won.

“He is very exciting and I

have been thrilled with his

training and preparation for

this.”

While Purdon was pleased

with Akuta’s training, finding

a suitable starting point for his

campaign proved more difficult,

but he was pleased to land on the

Nelson FFA on his way north to

Auckland.

“I have been concerned with

trying to find a race for him with

his 66 rating, but this worked out

perfect,” Purdon said.

“I like starting a horse out

over a short distance first-up,

it doesn’t knock the stuffing

out of them.

“It worked out well with this

free-for-all being on his way

north.”

Purdon is looking forward to

heading to Auckland himself

next month for the inaugural

Harness Millions night, which

follows a similar structure to

the Karaka Millions twilight

meeting in the thoroughbred

code.

“We have got the race on

February 12th (Harness Millions)

and I did want to give him

a couple of runs at Auckland

before we take that big one on.

The plan is working perfectly so

far,” Purdon said.

Purdon purchased the son of

Bettor’s Delight out of Broadfield

Lodge’s 2020 New Zealand

Bloodstock Standardbred

National Yearling Sale draft

for $170,000 and stayed in for a

share with well-known owner

Ian Dobson.

“He ticked all the boxes – good

conformation, a good head and

eye on him. He was well put

together,” Purdon said.

“Ian (Dobson) wanted me to

come in on a couple of other

horses in earlier years and we

were committed elsewhere but

when I purchased the horse he

said: ‘If I take him Mark you

better come in too’. It has worked

out well.”

– Harness News Desk

Tricky greens give home advantage

• By Chris Barclay

CAROLE STEELE likens golf’s

Boyle Cup to the Ranfurly

Shield, an apt comparison as

holders Charteris Bay zero in on

matching the province’s famed

rugby side’s achievement from

1982-85.

With 17 challengers denied

this tenure, and another six on

the cards following a ballot draw

in March, the experienced fivestrong

women’s team is close to

emulating Canterbury’s streak

of 25 log o’ wood defences under

coach Grizz Wyllie.

Had Covid-19 not intervened

in 2020, Charteris Bay might

have already been on the

brink of eclipsing that mark as

they missed hosting another

half-dozen opponents at the

picturesque course.

Christchurch, who introduced

the inter-club challenge

trophy in 1914, Everglades,

Rangiora, Coringa, Russley

and Waimakariri Gorge were

beaten last year as Charteris Bay

dropped only 4.5 matches from a

possible 30.

They started the reign by

beating Greendale in April,

2018, with Steele, the senior

player at 81-years-old, citing

home course advantage for their

prolonged success in the match

play format.

The greens can be deceiving

when putting towards the

harbour, while the nine-hole

layout’s terrain can also catch

visitors unawares.

“In reality, we’ve only got one

funny little bunker. There are no

real hard things on the course

but people don’t find it easy,”

Steele said.

“It’s the greens and the fact

it is undulating . . . people do

find that quite daunting when

they’re used to flat courses. It’s

HOLDERS: The Charteris

Bay Boyle Cup team aims

to retain the trophy they

claimed in 2018 through

another calendar of fixtures

in 2022. Chris Brodie holds

the silverware before (from

left) Denise Whitbread, Julie

Sims, Alice Lewis and Carole

Steele.

a physical test, the course does

keep us up to scratch fitnesswise.”

Steele, after all, has no plans to

retire, nor do Denise Whitbread,

the youngest team member at

68, Julie Sims, Alice Lewis and

captain Chris Brodie.

Continuity is another factor

with personnel changes kept to

a minimum with Sharon Screen

now playing for Tai Tapu and

Nicky Coop on call if required as

a reserve.

Although Charteris Bay’s

team is made up of

superannuitants, Steele clarified

the Boyle Cup is not a mastersstyle

competition.

“We haven’t got anyone else to

choose from,” she laughed.

There’s only 15 active playing

ladies and some of them are

older than me.”

Steele was farming in Port

Levy when she joined the club 48

years ago.

“Back then a group of us

girls said: ‘Let’s go and try

this silly game called golf’,

and I’m still there. I love it,” she

said.

Steele was a golfing novice

when Charteris Bay fashioned

a sequence of 34 defences in the

1970s; their previous tenure only

lasted a couple of games about

seven years ago so they’re keen

for this stretch to last as long as

possible.

“We say it’s the Ranfurly

Shield of Canterbury ladies golf,”

she said.

“It’s a prestigious trophy, very

special.”


30 The Star Thursday January 13 2022

32nd

YEAR

At last - plenty to see for

North Canterbury’s Sam

Thorn uses special tyres

to make the blue smoke,

and the crowd loves it

Trillo Metals 32nd Muscle Car Madness

Rangiora January 22-January 23

What a year everyone has had, especially car

enthusiasts who have had most of their automotive

events either cancelled or postponed, Muscle Car

Madness organiser Craig Stare says.

“I guess the plus side of this is that not being able

to travel has meant that a lot of our car people have

been spending their holiday money on their car

projects or buying a new collectable classic – all

dressed up and nowhere to go.....or show,” he says.

As one of the largest events in the country, he

notes, MCM always seems to draw some amazing

“one-off ” vehicles to the display.

“First off, we have Pete Schmanski’s nitroburning,

blown, hemi-powered 1934 Ford coupe

from Palmerston North. Another ’34 Ford hoping

to attend is Garth Hogan’s Bonneville salt flats car

that has clocked over 180 mph with a stinking hot

flathead engine, possibly the fastest flathead V8 in

the world.

The car was virtually totally destroyed in a garage

fire but it has now been painstakingly rebuilt and it

will be fired up at the show.”

Also on display will be Will Dickinson’s custom

Toyota ‘LoLux’, one of the hottest new vehicles on

the import scene, with amazing attention to detail

being shown.

There will be plenty of interest in the Rockabilly

pageant, which kicks off at 12 noon on Saturday with

classes for the whole family, including the littlies.

Immediately after this the burnouts start at 1.30pm.

“ This part of the day is wickedly popular and

spectators get there really early to listen to the classic

rock performed by ‘Sign of the Firebird’, who play

the hour before. This year we have Greg Murphy as a

guest judge, thanks to the burnout sponsor Stadium

Finance.”

Again this year it is not possible to bring in

overseas bands, but the event will see the return of

the Auckland-based rockabilly band, the Recliner

Rockers, along with some top local up-and-coming

bands.

Added to this will be the trade stalls and specialinterest

car displays, including the celebration of the

‘90 years of the 1932 Ford’. Anyone bringing their ’32

Ford to display will get in free.

Over 200 cars are driving down from all parts of

the North Island. One group has a budget of $50,000

for this trip, much of which will be spent in the

community. The event usually brings over $4 million

into the North Canterbury community and directly

benefits the local Civil Defence and the Waikuku

Surf Life-saving Club.

“With the loss this year of the local A&P show, the

rodeo and many other events it gives locals and out-

Will Dickinson’s ‘Lo Lux’

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Recently finished by

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muscle car enthusiasts

32nd

YEAR

of-towners a long-awaited fun weekend.”

The competitors arrive on Wednesday night, but

the first official event is the Real Steel ‘Twin Towns’

cruise (Thursday, January 20), which should see the

first of around 300 cars travel through Rangiora’s

main street at 7pm then ‘tiki tour’ through some

residential streets before returning to the Rangiora

main street and heading to Kaiapoi by around

7.30pm.

Friday is the annual run to Ashley Gorge for lunch

with the actual show for public viewing scheduled

for Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23

from 9am till 4pm.

Craig advises: “Don’t leave it too late to come out as

some cars do leave mid-afternoon.”

Admission: Adults $20, children under 16 free.

For more information, call 027 545 7877 or 3478

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Jacob Warren

putting his 1957

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its paces.

Local man Wayne

Jeffs owns this

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Dave Murtagh’s 1964

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Own a Peugeot EV in less than 60min

SO YOUR OLD banger has

blown up, or you just feel like it’s

time to get a new car.

The problem could well be

that the vehicle you want is the

victim of the supply issues that

are plaguing most of the new car

distributors and dealerships.

Wait times of months ahead

are pretty much the norm these

days, thanks to a semi-conductor

manufacturing shortage globally

and shipping backlogs because of

the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, there is much hope,

what is labelled a 60-Minute

Commitment by the Armstrong

Motor Group could see you

driving in a premium car – new

or pre-owned – in less than one

hour.

The initiative incorporates the

choice of more than 700 vehicles

from 16 different manufacturers

at all Armstrong dealerships,

the process is both quick and

simplistic.

With many of the elements

needed to make a car ready

for the road available on-line –

registration, insurance, money

transfer or finance options – these

can all be arranged within the

time frame, although a road test

isn’t included in the 60-minute

programme.

The Armstrong Group has cars

ready to go at any given time,

they are groomed and sitting

waiting for customers.

A change of transport could

well see a buyer behind the wheel

of a new Peugeot 208, the series

fully revamped this year and

available now from Armstrong’s

Peugeot. This evaluation focuses

on the e-208, its nomenclature

pointing to electric; yes, it’s a full

plug-in model, there is no petrol

engine, just an electric motor and

battery power.

The e-208 lands in the market

at $61,990, as such it easily

qualifies for the Government’s

clean car discount of $8625.

Just like its petrol-powered

counterparts, the e-208 arrives

with a new body shell and

interior. It is state-of-the-art allthrough

with a high percentage

of toggle switches and digitalised

functions. Saying that, it looks

minimalistic, and being so

is intuitive and one quickly

becomes at home as a driver.

The 208 as a series isn’t big, it’s

a cheeky, five-door hatchback

that is as much at ease in the

city commute as it is on a long

highway haul.

However, the e-208 has charging

factors to ponder. Peugeot rate it

with a maximum driving distance

of 348km between charges. It will

take about seven hours to charge

from empty to full on a domestic

supply 7.4kW wallbox, or 28 hours

using a three-pin power cable. If

you have a type 2 cable you can

hook into any of the nationwide

charging ports that are springing

up all over the country. A 30min

COMPACT: The interior of the Peugeot e-208 incorporates a

raft of new-age specification in a minimalistic environment.

PEUGEOT e-208 GT: Plug-in electric vehicle that complements a new petrol model.

boost will give you a zero to 80

per cent charge and you can be on

your way again.

I never used the type 2 cable, I

charged the e-208 overnight from

my garage, the cable, thankfully,

long enough to reach and have

the garage door closed at the

same time.

Driving the e-208 requires little

familiarity, you just hop in, select

D on the drive selector (or R) and

away you go. Of course, there is

very little sound, just a hum from

the motor – much like the sound

you get on a Christchurch tram.

The e-208 is sprightly, although

you do have to remember if you

like quick acceleration that will

lessen the distance you have to

travel between charges. That

aside, a standstill to 100km/h

time of 8.3sec is quite quick,

and when you pull out for that

highway overtake the mid-range

response is forceful – 6sec to

make 120 from 80km/h.

Peugeot rate the e-208 with

100kW and 260Nm, bear in mind

that the latter figure is available

from just 300rpm, power is

instant and with the lightweight

of the car (1455kg) acceleration is

constantly invigorating.

There are also driver-selectable

drive modes, including a sport

option which really livens

accelerator feel.

I drove the e-208 much in

keeping with its design role

– suburb to city commute, as

well as a country excursion to

• Price – Peugeot e-208 GT,

$61,990

• Dimensions – Length,

4055mm; width, 1745mm;

height, 1430mm

• Configuration – Electric

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• Performance –

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Darfield. At open road speed the

e-208 sits tight on the road and

imparts little noise, sure there are

wind gushes around the mirrors

and a hum off the tyres, but those

sounds are only exacerbated

by the lack of noise from the

driveline, it is almost silent as you

travel, just a purr from the motor

as speed increases or decreases.

I suffer a little from what you

would call range anxiety so I

didn’t venture far off the beaten

track, but I did travel back to the

city taking in a few tight corners

near Burnham.

Just like the 208, the e variant

has composed handling manners,

it sights well attached to the

road and is remarkably stable in

a corner. Drive is through the

front wheels, but even with the

strong torque rush there is little

to feel in terms of tugging at the

steering wheel, the handling feel

is neutral. A lot of the latter can

be attributed to the wonderful

Michelin tyres, at 205/45 x 17in

there isn’t a lot of rubber on the

road, but steering is accurate and

direct.

It must also be said the e-208

takes on board the engineering

elements that have made Peugeot

the master of balance between

ride comfort and handling

ability. The suspension is supple,

affording a fabulous in-cabin ride.

Comfort for all on board is

paramount and for three in

the rear it isn’t too much of a

squeeze. Those up front have a

lot of new-age specification at

their hands – satellite navigation,

keyless entry and power switch,

ambient lighting, panoramic roof

and radar cruise control. There’s

also leather/suede-type seating

material along with heated front

seats.

The e-208 is also badged GT,

that’s a bold claim but with

the way electric technology is

progressing it could well be a

grand touring model. Any electric

car that has a travelling distance

of over 300km allows you to

tackle a long highway journey

with relative peace of mind.

In recent weeks the Kiddie

family has been travelling a lot in

the old Toyota, it’s a bit of a fuel

guzzler and we are sure noticing

the pain at fill-up with the high

price of petrol at present. We

know we can’t sustain those costs

as I head towards retirement.

It may well be time to head to

Armstrong’s and take up the

60-minute challenge.

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non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

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Construction and

Garden Maintenance

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468

The Star Classifieds

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STOP BIRDS

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Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with

unique patented louvre will even keep out pine needles.

Will not rust or sag with age or load. 10 year warranty,

range of colours.

Proven in Australia & New Zealand over the last 15 years.

FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING

WATER FROM YOUR ROOF.

NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL

MICO MESH

Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a

no-obligation assessment & quote

03 982 8850 0800 486532

www.gumleaf.co.nz

LANDSCAPING

Call Aaron &

the team today!

For the Outdoor

Space of your

Dreams...

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Lawns, Planting,

Fences, Pergolas,

Water-features,

Outdoor fires,

Raised Vege beds,

Decks, Artificial

grass & more...

Phone: 03 347 4422

or 021 542 402

Email: Aaron@theoutdoorspace.co.nz

www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz

Trades & Services

GLAZING

TWISTY GLASS &

GLAZING LTD

• Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists

• Splashbacks • All Broken Windows

THE CAT DOOR MAN

Phone Cushla or Darren Twist

027 352 6225

Trades & Services

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

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree & hedge trimming

Stump grinding

Gardening

Landscaping

Gutter cleaning

All aspects of

property maintenance

CALL us 021 405 277

Trades & Services

PAINTING

older painter

for older houses

50 years in trade

“All the skills”

GST FREE

Contact Jimmy Bell

0211221487

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

“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

Trades & Services

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

Trades & Services

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

CARPET LAYING

Exp. Repairs, uplifting,

relaying, restretching.

Phone John on 0800

003181, 027 240 7416

jflattery@xtra.co.nz

CARPENTER/

BUILDER

replaced. Specialising in

replacement of all rotten

4616, mob 027 5189 598

COMPUTER REPAIRS

Licensed Building

Practitioner no. 100981.

All carpentry & building

repairs & maintenance.

Alterations & property

upgrades.Laundries /

bathroom / kitchens

timber, fascia boards,

window, windowsills etc.

John Sandford, ph 329

johnsandford2@gmail.

com

fAST

AAA HANDYMAN

licensed carpenter

LBP, all property and

building maintenance,

repairs, bathroom/shower

installations, with free

quotes 03 383 1927 or 027

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz Friendly experienced

AA SHOWER techs available to help you

CLEANING

now. Christchurch based.

by Professionals . Ph 021 All work guaranteed.

022 824 85

ARBORIST

Computer Help 0800 349

669

Qualified.Copper DECORATING &

Beech Tree Services. CLEANING SERVICES

Tree removal, pruning, Style Solutions Ltd. Free

height reduction, hedge

trimming, shaping, tree

planting, firewood. Free

quotes avail. Ph Lyn 0274

840 807

ELECTRICIAN

Quote. Contact Angus Prompt & reliable

Edwaards 027 259 6741. registered electrician

copperbeechtreeservices@

gmail.com

with 24 years experience

for all residential and

BRICK & BLOCK commercial work, new

LAYING

housing and switch board

all restoration work replacements. Phone Chris

and new work plus 027 516 0669

foundations, ph 342 9340 ELECTRICIAN

or 021 853 033

Available, 30 years

BUILDER QUALIfIED experience, immediate

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms, start, competitive rate,

Kitchens, Renovations, ph Brian 027 433 9548

Repairs & Extensions No Call out fee

Free quotes. Discount for ELECTRICIAN (REG)

pensioners. Ph Mike 03 Prompt, quality. Call Jack

980 9771 or 027 2266 930

BUILDER,

027 206 0080

fENCING

HANDYMAN,

All types of fencing

MAINTENANCE

Have peace of mind with

.

Jim

Free

022

quotes.

137

Ph

1920

a fully qualified owner

operater LBP. Available

fENCING

All types of fencing . Free

for all jobs around the quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

home, commercial or 1920

rental property (extremely GASfITTING

experienced in Healthy N.T. Gas Services.

Homes Reporting and Domestic gas installations.

all Remedial works) Call

Chris on 027 3888 211

Reg Craftsman Gas Fitter.

Ph Nick 021 892 491


The Star Classifieds

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

Trades & Services

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.

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/

fence repairs Discount for

pensioners.

Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

668. Avail now.

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

PAINTER,QuALIfIED

local professional, Int /

Ext,roofs,wallpaper, call

or text Corban 027 846

5035

PLASTERER

Phone Finn for all your

interior plastering needs.

No job too small -

renovations, alterations,

holes & cracks. Free

quotes. I’ll beat any quote

by 10% .25 yrs exp. Canty

born. Ph 022 087 4351

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

PLuMBER

A Top Plumbing job

completed at a fair price,

all work guaranteed, ph

Brian 021 112-3492 or 03

960 7673

PLuMBER

Do you need a reliable

plumber? Quality and

timely services. No job

too big or small. Phone

V Plumbing Ltd. 022 351

4125

PLuMBER.

Highly experienced

Plumber.Exceptional

service.Ready to help with

all your plumbing needs.

Call today! MJ Plumbing

Ltd 021 109 2397

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

SPOuTING CLEANING

SPECIALIST

Entire spouting system

cleared. Single or 2

storey. Jo 021 164 0365

SPOuTING CLEANING

SPECIALIST

Entire spouting system

cleared. Single or 2 storey.

Jo 021 164 0365

SPOuTING

CLEANING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out, Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

YOU COULD

BE HERE

Let us help take

your business to

new heights

Advertise your business in our

Trades and Services column.

For assistance contact Vicky

Phone 03 364 7419 or email

vicky.sayers@starmedia.kiwi

Trades & Services

SPOuTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

STuMP GRINDING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

TREE SERVICES.

Specialist tree pruning

& shaping. Also hedge

trimming, tidy-ups &

mulching. Ph Hugh The

Little Green Groomer

021 275 5445

TREE SERVICES

Hedges, shrubs, tree

trimming & rubbish

removal. Phone for free

quotes 022 540 4900

Tuition

Free Courses at

Literacy Aotearoa,

Christchurch.

Each course runs for ten weeks:

Literacy, Language and Numeracy – reading, writing,

maths, English language

Learner Licence – help to learn the road code for your

learner licence (no driving lessons)

Computer – introduction to using computers

Work Readiness – writing a cover letter,

CV, interviewing

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

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

WANTED

SLEEPOUTS

Sleepouts Galore

Buyers and sellers of

relocatable buildings

11 Brixton Street, Hornby

Phone: 349 9633

STEVE PURCELL

ANTIQUES

BUYING

NOW

Gold jewellery,

watches, coins,

medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

stevepurcellantiques.com

Thursday January 13 2022 The Star 37

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

Wanted To Buy

AAA Buying goods

quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

Wanted To Buy

ALWAYS

BUYING

Estates, China,

Antiques, Art, Royal

Albert, Royal Doulton

etc. Best Prices,

Free Appraisal. Call

Rob at 349-4229 or

027 299 7232

academyantiques.co.nz

Learners need to be over 16, and

a citizen or permanent resident

Call us to enquire: 337 5555

or 022 111 0206, or drop in

at 22 Cholmondeley Ave

(Risingholme), Opawa

Wanted To Buy

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

A records and Hi-Fi

gear wanted. Pennylane

Sydenham. 7 days. Ph

366-3278

BOOKS old wanted.

Phone 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

Wanted To Rent

DANIEL looking for one

bedroom flat/apartment.

Will pay $300. Call Dan

021 08597650

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we’re in

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Classifieds

The Star is published every

Thursday, is home delivered

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is available at over 500 pick up

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www.starkiwi

Public Notices

RIVER CLOSURE.

Mt White Bridge to

Waimakariri Bridge for

event. Sat 15 Jan 2022.

The river closure will be

in effect from 7am to 3pm.

For more information

regarding the event or river

closure please contact the

race director at: classic@

arawa.org.nz

Public Notices

Reporter - Christchurch

Star Media is seeking an up-and-coming news breaker to join its

reporting team in Christchurch. Star Media is a division of Allied

Press Limited, which employs over 450 people on a permanent

basis across our 15 sites in the South Island. We operate across

multiple media platforms (print, on-line, digital) delivering news,

information and entertainment through our various regional and

city publications.

The successful applicant will have already made a mark in the

industry, particularly in the local body and political area.

You will also have:

• Excellent writing ability

• A high degree of initiative

The ability to juggle tasks and meet regular deadlines

• A full NZ drivers licence

• Photography, video and website skills are desirable

• Relevant journalism qualification (or equivalent experience)

would be a distinct advantage

What we offer

• A great team environment and an opportunity to grow your

journalism skills in a competitive atmosphere

• Enjoy being part of a small, dedicated team

A copy of the full position description can be found at

alliedpress.co.nz/employment. If you would like more

information please contact:

Barry Clarke (Editor in Chief – Star Media) on 021 359 426

or barry@starmedia.kiwi

If you think this role is for you, please prepare a covering letter

and CV and apply via SEEK or email barry@starmedia.kiwi

Vehicles Wanted

Senior Citizens

Holiday Outings

with Companion Driving Service Ltd

To Milford Sound departs 31 Jan.

5 days / 4 nights - Omarama - Te Anau -

Central Otago - Dunedin - Home.

Dinner, bed & breakfast included in price of

$1894.00 and also your own tour hostess - your

own room (no sharing) plus free pick up & drop off.

(limited seats available)

To Omarama - Wanaka

- Tekapo - Home.

2 nights / 3 days - all D.B.& B.

Own room - Coach Hostess - $895.00

Autumn Leaves tour in April

Bookings now being taken.

PHONE PETER ON 0800 453 873 fOR bOOkiNgs

COMPANiON DRiViNg sERViCE LTD

(ALL OuR sTAff HAVE bEEN VACCiNATED)

Situations Vacant

Public Notices

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

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38 The Star Thursday January 13 2022

Come on down!

CLUB OPEN DAILY

FROM 9AM

COVID VACCINE CERTIFICATES,

(MY VACCINE PASS) REQUIRED

The Hornby Club is complying with the

Covid Protection Framework or

"Traffic Light System" as a

Vaccine Pass Required Business.

PAVILION CAFE

OPEN DAILY 8AM-5PM

GREAT MENU

BREAKFAST MENU UNTIL 2PM

LIVE MUSIC

SATURDAY 7PM | MEZZANINE

Sweetazz

SUNDAY 3PM | PAVILION

Shane Clarke




Senior Gold Card

*Discounts

*Excludes Friday to

Sunday Dinner

We wish everyone a safe and

Happy New Year.

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson






CAFÉ

COFFEE

CLICK &

COLLECT

ORANGE = SELF SERVICE BUFFET

The Garden Hotel complex is 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.

9AM - 4PM

7 DAYS

TUE: CHICKEN NIBBLES & CHIPS

WED: ROAST MEAL

THU & FRI: FISH & CHIPS

SAT: CHICKEN NIBBLES & CHIPS

SUN: ROAST MEAL

Available 11.30am-2pm




@GBCCHCH

FAMILY RESTAURANT &

INDOOR PLAYGROUND

LUNCH: SAT & SUN 11AM - 4PM

DINNER: WED TO SUN 5PM-9PM

RAFFLES RETURN

Wednesday 19 january

SUNDAY 23 JANUARY

Yaldhurst School

(RAIN DAY 6 FEBRUARY 2022)

SHUTTLE VAN OPERATING

17 CARMEN RD | PH. 03 349 9026

WWW.HORNBYWMC.CO.NZ

THE ENTERTAINMENT HUB OF THE NORTH!

OPEN FROM 11AM

BISTRO | RAFFLES |HOUSIE | QUIZ

GAMING | TAB | SHUTTLE

POOL | SNOOKER | DARTS

WE ARE NOW

OPERATING AS A

VACCINE PASS

REQUIRED

BUSINESS

AS OUTLINED

N THE 'TRAFFIC

IGHT SYSTEM'

(COVID PROTECTION

FRAMEWORK).

COVID VACCINE

CERTIFICATE

(MY VACCINE PASS)

REQUIRED FOR

ENTRY FROM

EVERYONE AGED

12 YEARS

AND OVER.

BISTRO

Open Wednesday

to Sunday

Lunch from 12pm

Dinner from 5pm

Change of Date

SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER

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christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 13 to Wednesday 19 January 2022

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Friday 8pm -

King Tubbs. Saturday 8pm - Fly By Night

Duo.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo

St: All gigs/events are 'Covid Vaccine

Passports Required'. Thursday 7.30pm -

New singer-songwriter nights 'Live at The

Stone with Myllo, Hannah-Grace, &

friends', free. Friday 6pm - Alt-country &

Americana with The Blairs, free; 8pm -

Youthful pop - old & new with The

Beauchamps, and Daytrip, free. Saturday

9pm - New Chch fem-fronted hard

rockin' quartet The Deadlights, rock

covers - classic & modern, free. Sunday

4pm - Live music, free; 8pm - DJ Zee, &

friends present Revolucion Sundays Latin

Dancing, SBKZ (every 3rd Sunday), free.

Monday 7pm - Quiz, free.

FAT EDDIES, 76 Hereford St:

Thursday 6pm - Ed's Jazz Club feat. The

Steven Gill Quartet, tickets $10/$15.

Friday 5pm - Kate Anastasiou; 8pm -

House of Groove; 11.30pm - Chilton

House. Saturday 5pm - Josie Klausen;

8pm - Oval Office; 11.30pm - Perry.

HORNBY CLUB, 17 Carmen Rd:

Saturday 7pm - Sweetazz. Sunday 3pm -

Shane Clarke.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, 145

Gloucester St: Friday 8pm - Come

Together (Jon Toogood (Shihad), Sam

Scott, Luke Buda (Phoenix Foundation),

Lou'ana, Diane Swann & Deva Mahal,

Brett Adams, Matthias Jordan, Mike Hall,

(Pluto), Finn Scholes (Carnivorous Plant

Society), Nick Atkinson ( Supergroove),

Karen Hu, and Jol Mullholland MD

perform Rolling Stones 'Sticky Fingers',

tickets at premier.ticketek.co.nz.

LITTLE BROWN JUG, 290 Wairakei

Rd: Friday 7pm - Red Zone.

MICKY FINN'S, 85a Hereford St:

Friday 10.30pm - D'Sendantz. Saturday

10.30pm - Red Zone.

NORTH HAGLEY PARK, 14

Riccarton Ave: Saturday 3.30pm - L.A.B

and Shapeshifter with Ladi6; Katchafire;

JessB and RIIKI, tickets at loop.co.nz.

Saturday 22nd January, 6.30pm - Sparks!

Saturday 29th January, 11am - Great Kiwi

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 364 7425 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

North Hagley Park cont...

Beer Festival 2022 feat. Zed; Hello Sailor;

Summer Thieves; Park Rd; Goodwill,

tickets at theticketfairy.com.

NUT POINT CENTRE, 222

Langdales Rd: Saturday 7.30pm -

Summertime with Steph McEwin, tickets

$25, ph 03 342 1033.

PAPANUI RSA, 55 Bellvue Ave & 1

Harewood Rd: Sunday 2pm - The Big

Reveal Potato Competition; 4pm - an

Evening of Scottish Fun.

SHARKEY'S BAR, 96 Hoon Hay Rd:

Saturday 7pm - Karaoke. Sunday 4pm -

Open Mic. Tuesday & Wednesday 7pm -

Karaoke.

SUMMER SUNDAYS, Christchurch

Botanic Gardens, Archery Lawn:

Saturday 30th Jan, 2pm - All That Jazz

feat. Blossom & Tiger Moth, free.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

Saturday 7pm - Easy Off; Carradine

Choke; Deadset; Anti-Stasi; Hog, $10

entry. Saturday 19th Feb 5pm - Nebula

(USA) with Pieces of Molly, tickets at

undertheradar.co.nz. Wednesday 8.30pm -

Titanic Pub Rock Covers Band.

THE LOONS BAR, 16 Canterbury St,

Lyttelton: Thursday 8.30pm - Lawrence

Arabia Does Chant Darling with special

guests Na Noise, tickets at tickettailor.com.

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd:

Vaccine Pass required. Friday 9.30pm -

Doubtfire. Saturday 9.30pm - The

Meaniez. Sunday 6pm - Lance Kiwi

Karaoke. Tuesday 7pm - Quiz. Wednesday

7.30pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON, 19

London St: Thursday 8pm - Blowout

Comedy. Sunday 4pm - Tall Folk album

release show with Tom Maxwell

(Killergrams), $10 entry; 7pm - Diablos

Caravan live, tickets at

undertheradar.co.nz

‘Famous for their roasts!’

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

Kid's SPECIAL

Two courses

Seniors SPECIAL

Two courses

$13

We are family friendly. Great Kids menu plus designated play area.

Soup/Roast or

Roast/Dessert

Special available lunch only

Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

$23

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Start your

day with us

We are open from 6.30am

Cooked

breakfasts

$19

Check out our extensive

breakfast menu from

Continental to Cooked

The

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& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

BRIDIE'S BAR & BISTRO

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2022

www.starnews.co.nz

FINAL STAGES of maintenance

has mean the Taiora QE II pools

said the work is part of the city

“We did as much as we could

during the level 3 Covid-19 restrictions

last year, when the pools

were closed to the public and

connecting you with your neighbourhood

Locals

Locals

Supporting

Keeping our beaches safe

Maintenance

schedule

closes

QE II pools

during

holidays

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will be closed for two weeks from

Monday.

The city council said the work

was planned to “minimise the

impact on customers including

Swimsmsart lessons and group

bookings” with pools closed from

January 17-30.

City council head of recreation,

sports and events Nigel Cox

council’s regular maintenance

schedule.

FAMILY: Kirsty Cullen on patrol at New Brighton Beach last weekend with daughter Phie and husband Andy.

Surf lifesavers are

a vital part of the

community. Reporter

Emily Moorhouse

catches up with the

‘Cullen patrol’

KIRSTY CULLEN has been a

member of the New Brighton

Surf Life Saving Club for a

decade and is ye to face a dull

day.

Since joining she has tried

her hand at several different roles, helped more than 20 people

to become lifeguards and “We thought heck they’re really

ou there in the water and lifeguards in 2015.

they don’t really know much won two awards for her efforts. Soon, the whole family was

Kirsty joined the club along with on patrol together when youngest

except for on their surf boards.”

her husband Andy and Kirsty loved the club from daughter Phie became a

the beginning and it wasn’t two daughters Ashley and Phie lifeguard in 2018.

long before regular Sunday in 2012 in a bid to give her girls The family became known as

more knowledge on safety in the “Cullen patrol” and Kirsty

sessions turned into taking on said it sometimes felt like they

a volunteer lifeguard role, also the water as they were learning to surf.

gaining her inflatable rescue were just hanging out a the

“At the time boat they were budding

young little surfers follow-

ing us,” Kirsty said.

qualifications.

suit with Andy and her eldest Kirsty’s family followed daughter Ashley qualifying as beach together.

“I was really proud,” she said.

family a the beach.”

“It is a nice combo having the

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contractors were able to restart

working,” he said.

“However, we need to finish this

final bit so all the maintenance is

up-to-date.”

Work will include maintenance

of circulation pumps, filters, heating

systems and pool tanks as well

as installation of an automatic

door between the pool change

rooms and the reception to cut

down draughts coming from

reception through to the pool.

The city council is encouraging

people to use other facilities during

the closure period.

The rest of the facility, including

the gym and group fitness classes,

will remain open with pools se to

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