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20 March <strong>2022</strong><br />

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY <strong>10</strong>, <strong>2022</strong><br />

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EntriEs now opEn!<br />

Speeding tickets do not<br />

reflect residents’ reality<br />

• By Fiona Ellis<br />

POLICE ISSUED 341 speeding<br />

tickets on Cranford St last year.<br />

It comes as<br />

Papanui-Innes<br />

Community<br />

Board member<br />

Ali Jones raised<br />

concerns that<br />

police were not<br />

patrolling the<br />

Ali Jones<br />

area enough<br />

to catch<br />

speedsters.<br />

“There is no doubt that<br />

speeding and red-light<br />

running are issues along<br />

the [Christchurch Northern<br />

Corridor] and in St Albans<br />

generally,” Jones said.<br />

In an area of Cranford St with<br />

a speed limit of 50km/h, one<br />

car allegedly reached speeds of<br />

between 91km/h to <strong>10</strong>0km/h.<br />

In the same speed zone, six<br />

drivers were allegedly travelling<br />

between 81-90km/h, 37 between<br />

71-80km/h, 252 between 61-<br />

70km/h and 40 between<br />

51-60km/h.<br />

In an area with a speed<br />

limit of 30km/h, four drivers<br />

allegedly reached speeds of<br />

between 41-50km/h, and one<br />

between 51-60km/h.<br />

Last year, Jones raised<br />

concerns with the board about<br />

traffic speeding in Cranford St<br />

and the Christchurch Northern<br />

Corridor, noting she did not see<br />

TRAFFIC ISSUES: Papanui-Innes Community Board member Ali Jones is concerned about police enforcement of<br />

speed limits on Cranford St.<br />

PHOTO: STAR MEDIA<br />

a police presence in the area.<br />

She said an average of less than<br />

one speeding ticket per day was<br />

issued on Cranford St and did<br />

not alter her position on this.<br />

“No amount of quoted police<br />

data relating to the number<br />

of tickets issued or average<br />

speeds is going to change what<br />

many of us regularly see and<br />

experience,” Jones said.<br />

City council data taken in<br />

May shows an average daily<br />

traffic count of 24,741 on<br />

Cranford St, between Innes Rd<br />

and Knowles St, with an average<br />

speed of 42km/h.<br />

Lower down on Cranford St,<br />

between Westminster St and<br />

Berwick St, the daily average<br />

was 23,098, with an average<br />

speed of 37.5km/h.<br />

Police declined to give<br />

statistics on how many speeding<br />

tickets were issued for traffic<br />

speeding in the CNC, stating<br />

these would be recorded as State<br />

Highway 76 and could have<br />

been issued anywhere along the<br />

highway.<br />

When asked by Nor’West<br />

<strong>News</strong> how frequently the roads<br />

were patrolled, police did<br />

not specify a number, stating<br />

the area was patrolled “to a<br />

level supported by the risk it<br />

poses compared to the rest of<br />

Christchurch.”<br />

Said Jones: “The number<br />

of tickets issues are related to<br />

the amount of policing, surely,<br />

and we still don’t know that<br />

amount.<br />

“This is about the safety of<br />

our community, and I believe<br />

the council and police need to<br />

work together more effectively<br />

to address these problems.”<br />

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To participate, take $2 per housie<br />

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JP Clinic<br />

Saturday, <strong>10</strong>am-noon, at<br />

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Papanui and Shirley, Wednesday,<br />

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A justice of the peace will be<br />

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Redwood Library<br />

Go along for a variety of<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>10</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

Manu Competition,<br />

Sunday noon-2pm, Graham<br />

Condon Centre, 3 Sisson Drive.<br />

Get amongst the fun and go<br />

along to manu competitions<br />

over summer to win prizes and<br />

become the manu champion.<br />

The city council is hosting<br />

manu competitions all through<br />

summer. Six heats will be held<br />

at pools across the city ahead<br />

of the grand final in March<br />

at Jellie Park.There are four<br />

categories – under 13s, 13 to<br />

18 years, open female and<br />

adult. Under the red setting<br />

of the Covid-19 protection<br />

framework, this will be<br />

safely operated in line with<br />

government guidelines with<br />

capacity limits.<br />

Caregivers, please stay in the library<br />

during the session. Free, no bookings<br />

required.<br />

Scottish Country Dancing<br />

Tuesday, 7.45-9.45 pm<br />

Heaton Intermediate School hall, 125<br />

Heaton St<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>10</strong> <strong>2022</strong> 3<br />

Final cycleway section decided<br />

THE LENGTH and route of the<br />

third and final section of a major<br />

Nor’West Arc cycleway has been<br />

agreed.<br />

Te Ara O-Rakipaoa: Nor’West<br />

Arc is one of 13 major cycleways<br />

being built across Christchurch.<br />

It is designed to connect The<br />

Princess Margaret Hospital in<br />

Cashmere to Papanui, where it<br />

will meet up with the Northern<br />

Line and Wheels to Wings<br />

cycleways.<br />

The first two sections from The<br />

Princess Margaret Hospital to<br />

Canterbury University have been<br />

completed.<br />

The city council now plans to<br />

start construction on the last<br />

remaining section in July 2023.<br />

This final section will be 4km<br />

long and go from the university<br />

to Harewood Rd, linking up to<br />

the Northern Line Cycleway.<br />

A hearings panel considered<br />

436 public submissions on the<br />

cycleway design.<br />

Based on the panel’s<br />

recommendations, the city<br />

council has agreed that on Ilam<br />

Rd from the university to Jellie<br />

Park there will be one-way<br />

cycleways on each side of the<br />

road.<br />

From Jellie Park, there will be<br />

a shared path up to Aorangi Rd.<br />

From there, the Nor’West Arc<br />

will take the form of a two-way<br />

cycleway along Aorangi Rd,<br />

Condell Ave and Matsons Ave to<br />

Harewood Rd.<br />

RIDE: The final section of the Nor’West Arc cycleway will be 4km long and go from the<br />

university to Harewood Rd, linking to the Northern Line Cycleway. PHOTO: NEWSLINE<br />

City council head of transport<br />

and waste management Lynette<br />

Ellis said other road safety<br />

improvements would be made<br />

as part of the final section of the<br />

Nor’West Arc.<br />

“For example, we are planning<br />

to add signalised crossings on<br />

Ilam Rd, between Jellie Park<br />

and Burnside and Cobham<br />

schools, and at the intersection<br />

of Aorangi/Wairakei Rds to<br />

provide safe crossing points for<br />

both cyclists and pedestrians.<br />

“When we build the cycleways,<br />

we always consider all road users<br />

and look for ways that we can<br />

make the transport network<br />

safer,” Ellis said.<br />

The final section of the<br />

Nor’West Arc has received $<strong>10</strong>.5<br />

million in funding as part of<br />

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OBJECTIONS TO<br />

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Burnside’s Kendal Ave shopping<br />

area. The objection period<br />

has now closed on Amber<br />

Liquor Ltd’s application to sell<br />

alcohol from 76 Kendal Ave.<br />

City council head of regulatory<br />

compliance Tracey Weston said<br />

a public hearing is likely to be<br />

held but no date has been set.<br />

SKATE PARK UPGRADES<br />

TO TAKE NINE WEEKS<br />

Work to upgrade the skate<br />

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expected to take nine weeks.<br />

The upgrade work started<br />

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concrete extension, a hipped<br />

quarter-pipe, a grind rail and<br />

new seating. City Care aims to<br />

complete the upgrades in time<br />

for the April school holidays.<br />

HEARING SET FOR<br />

WHEELS TO WINGS<br />

A hearing is set to take place<br />

on Wednesday to listen to<br />

submissions on the revised<br />

design for the $19 million<br />

Wheels to Wings cycleway.<br />

The latest design scheme<br />

responds to some of the<br />

concerns raised during two<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>10</strong> <strong>2022</strong> 5<br />

A life-long love of theatre honoured<br />

Brenda Hayes has<br />

been involved with<br />

theatre in Canterbury<br />

for more than 50 years<br />

and recently received<br />

a Queen’s Service<br />

Medal in the New<br />

Year Honours List. She<br />

talks to reporter Emily<br />

Moorhouse about life<br />

behind the curtain<br />

COMMITTED: Brenda<br />

Hayes has been involved in<br />

theatre in Canterbury for<br />

more than 50 years.<br />

PHOTO: STAR MEDIA<br />

BRENDA’S INTEREST in<br />

theatre sparked while performing<br />

in a Sacred Heart College school<br />

play at the Canterbury Repertory<br />

Theatre when she was 16.<br />

She played the role of a mother<br />

in the 1950s musical Salad Hands<br />

– although even then Brenda<br />

said she was more drawn to the<br />

backstage and production side of<br />

things.<br />

“I just fell in love with theatre<br />

then, really. It was just magic,”<br />

she said. “I used to stand in the<br />

wings at night-time and just<br />

watch it, and I thought this is the<br />

place for me.”<br />

Now, at 69, Brenda has been<br />

a volunteer for the repertory<br />

theatre for almost 50 years, stage<br />

directing and managing, creating<br />

props and working on sound,<br />

lighting and graphic design.<br />

She was first involved in<br />

children’s theatre and did some<br />

acting – just small parts, she said<br />

– before leaving to travel.<br />

When she returned, Brenda<br />

joined the Canterbury Repertory<br />

Theatre in 1972 and started off<br />

making props. She had found<br />

her niche working backstage,<br />

and even remembers creating a<br />

decapitated body to be used as a<br />

prop for one of the plays.<br />

Every play involved researching<br />

the period in time and making<br />

sure the production set matched,<br />

a factor Brenda particularly<br />

enjoyed.<br />

“I’m one of those people that<br />

likes to read up as much as I can<br />

about something and get the<br />

look and feel of a play right,” she<br />

said. “Theatre can use all your<br />

different talents like, I love art,<br />

I love graphics, I like research<br />

[and] I like history.”<br />

After years of stage managing,<br />

Brenda tried her hand at set<br />

design, often working in shifts to<br />

accommodate her full-time job as<br />

a medical radiation technologist.<br />

“It’s a nice balance to a job, I<br />

think,” she said. “You’ve got your<br />

work which makes the money<br />

but then theatre kind of balances<br />

you off.”<br />

• Turn to page 6<br />

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was playing the role of<br />

a mother in a school<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>10</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

‘I think I’m committed’ – 50+ years of theatre<br />

BACKSTAGE: Brenda at the stage manager’s desk during the 2003 show The Pain<br />

and the Passion, and with her sister Geraldine Clarke who works in the wardrobe<br />

department. The Canterbury Repertory Theatre’s former home on Kilmore St,<br />

pictured here in 1985, was demolished after the <strong>February</strong> 22, 2011 earthquake.<br />

PHOTO: CANTERBURY MUSEUM<br />

• From page 5<br />

Two years into her new role,<br />

the theatre was destroyed in the<br />

<strong>February</strong> 22, 2011 earthquake,<br />

forcing the company to move<br />

around temporary buildings<br />

until they found a permanent<br />

place.<br />

All the while, Brenda worked<br />

on numerous plays, helping<br />

out with lighting and sound<br />

production, and developing new<br />

skills.<br />

“I think every time there’s a<br />

challenge and you need someone<br />

to do something sometimes<br />

you’ll end up doing it yourself,”<br />

she said.<br />

A stand-out moment for<br />

Brenda was working on a play<br />

in a large tent, brought to<br />

Christchurch by an entrepreneur<br />

after the earthquakes. One<br />

night it was raining heavily and<br />

Brenda was in the back row<br />

controlling the sound, while<br />

water ran down the back of her<br />

neck.<br />

While theatre brought its<br />

challenges, it also brought<br />

Brenda friendships and even a<br />

life partner.<br />

She recalled working on the<br />

set of Mary Poppins at the Isaac<br />

Theatre Royal when the director<br />

asked for suggestions on what<br />

prop should sit on a mantelpiece<br />

in a Victorian living room.<br />

At the same time, Brenda and<br />

a man named Joseph, who was<br />

the lighting designer, suggested a<br />

stuffed mongoose.<br />

“I just looked at him and<br />

thought, well he’s got a strange<br />

mind like I have,” Brenda said.<br />

“The rest is history. We were<br />

married seven months later.”<br />

Brenda has also boosted<br />

the company’s social media<br />

presence. A few years ago, she<br />

broke her foot and suddenly had<br />

a lot of time on her hands, so a<br />

friend brought around boxes of<br />

old theatre photos dating back to<br />

the 1930s. It took Brenda about<br />

six years to sort through them<br />

all, but she enjoyed the process.<br />

“I thought over lockdown I<br />

could post some of the pictures<br />

and people became really<br />

interested, so I ended up posting<br />

every day for about three<br />

months,” she said.<br />

This year, Brenda received<br />

a Queen’s Service Medal in<br />

the New Year Honours list,<br />

something she said “felt rather<br />

good” although admitted mixed<br />

feelings due to Covid-19 making<br />

it a sad and uncertain time for<br />

theatre.<br />

To celebrate her award,<br />

Brenda’s family got together with<br />

a cake and raised their glasses,<br />

while Joseph gave a speech.<br />

As for the future, Brenda said<br />

she won’t be leaving the theatre<br />

anytime soon.<br />

For her, it is a way of looking<br />

back at different stages of life,<br />

measured by what plays she was<br />

working on at the time.<br />

“I can look back at when we<br />

did Wind in the Willows and I sat<br />

on the river bank in the gardens<br />

for a month . . . [Now] I can walk<br />

through parts of the garden<br />

and I can just think of magic<br />

moments in plays and people<br />

and difficult props I found,” she<br />

said. “Otherwise one day just<br />

goes onto the next and suddenly<br />

you’re a day older.”<br />

Although Brenda has retired<br />

from her full-time work, she<br />

can’t see herself leaving the<br />

theatre anytime soon.<br />

“I think I’m committed,” she<br />

said. “I’ll stop learning the day<br />

I die.”


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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>10</strong> <strong>2022</strong> 9<br />

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mince, steak or<br />

lamb chops<br />

Sweet and sour metballs<br />

Serves 4<br />

Ingredients<br />

five minutes or until they begin<br />

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the garlic and rosemary and<br />

cook for a further five minutes.<br />

Carefully lift the potatoes out<br />

onto paper towels, then season<br />

with salt and pepper.<br />

Bring a pot of salted water to<br />

the boil and blanch the beans for<br />

two minutes.<br />

Drain and toss in a bowl with<br />

the remaining tablespoon of oil<br />

and some salt and pepper.<br />

750gm mince<br />

1 egg<br />

1 packet onion soup mix<br />

cornflour<br />

olive oil<br />

Pepper<br />

Sauce:<br />

1/3 cup brown sugar<br />

1/2 cup malt vinegar<br />

1 heaped tbsp cornflour<br />

1 tbsp soy sauce<br />

1 227gm can pineapple pieces<br />

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Fry in olive oil browning all<br />

sides and cooking through<br />

Sauce:<br />

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Grilled porterhouse steak<br />

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fried potatoes, green<br />

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Serves 4<br />

Ingredients<br />

4 Agria potatoes, washed not<br />

peeled<br />

3 tbsp olive oil<br />

4 pieces beef steak, 180gm<br />

pieces<br />

2 tbsp unsalted butter<br />

125ml red wine<br />

300ml olive oil<br />

8 garlic cloves<br />

2 sprigs fresh rosemary<br />

400gm green beans, shredded<br />

Directions<br />

Bring the potatoes to the boil<br />

in a large pot of water. Cook<br />

until the skins start to peel and<br />

the centre feels tender when<br />

tested with a sharp knife – about<br />

30min.<br />

Drain the potatoes and let<br />

them cool. Do not run them<br />

under cold water or they will go<br />

soggy.<br />

When they’re cool enough<br />

to handle, peel and dice into<br />

3cm cubes. The potatoes can be<br />

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to sweet<br />

and sour<br />

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added flavour<br />

done days ahead and kept in the<br />

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Heat two tablespoons of oil<br />

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until they are browned. Add<br />

the butter, then turn the steaks<br />

over and finish cooking to suit<br />

your preference, basting with<br />

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Pour the wine into the pan<br />

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In a deep frying pan heat the<br />

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4 garlic cloves<br />

1 cup mint leaves<br />

1 tsp coriander<br />

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800gm lamb chops<br />

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Heat the grill (or barbecue)<br />

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Place the chops in a deep dish<br />

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An unparalleled lifestyle in magical Moncks Bay<br />

34A Jacksons Road, Fendalton 3 3 2 1 2 6 3 www.harcourtsgold.co.nz | Listing #P173765<br />

242 Main Road, Redcliffs - “As-Is, Where-Is”<br />

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4 bedrooms This ageless | 2 bathrooms Warren and Mahoney | 3 living residence rooms | 1 office/study | 2 car-garage | 2 off-street parks | Listing Number SM0166<br />

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Treasured quiet, by parklike two generations setting and in the offering desirable Moncks Bay incorporating from Shag Rock<br />

a truly once neighbourhood in a lifetime of Fendalton opportunity, and this will be and a right along the Pegasus Bay coastline.<br />

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which furthers your options and adds<br />

enjoys an overwhelming tranquil setting and<br />

is presented Set down to the a market long driveway, on an uninsured the property another element of interest for buyers.<br />

“as-is, where-is” comprises basis. a freehold parcel of 1<strong>10</strong>8m2 with Ensconced in a private lane that sits across<br />

Situated the in remarkable the tightly held advantage locale of magical an additional from the waterfront, this property is also<br />

Moncks Bay, 900m2 this of property lawn, leased makes from a memorable Kiwirail for positioned a to enjoy the area’s celebrated<br />

first impression nominal annual and was sum, constructed this extra plot in effectively the microclimate and is located within easy reach<br />

1960s but doubles has naturally your outdoor received living extensive space, serving of the beaches, boating facilities, Barnett<br />

modern up enhancements enough room for including a tennis court. a Bruce Park and the amenities in both Redcliffs and<br />

Banbury The architectural home's renovation sprawling 2004. single-level Sumner.<br />

Resort-style configuration, serenity concrete is provided block by construction the With floors needing repiling and being sold<br />

colourful and Clivias irreplaceable as well as timber the established<br />

detailing are uninsured, all deemed uneconomical to repair,<br />

greenery timeless and palms trademarks trees of that the border architects' the muchloved<br />

and mid-century spa pool, with ethos the infusing outstanding the home real game changer with the feel good factor<br />

this unique “as-is, where-is” opportunity is a<br />

swimming<br />

views and with majestic distinct character. cliff face backdrop only and is guaranteed to attract attention. Your<br />

escalating the property’s visual appeal. earliest viewing is advised.<br />

An attractive and highly functional kitchen<br />

Spacious living areas are complemented Open Homes: Wednesdays, Saturdays<br />

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by the sizeable Kwila deck, water feature and Sundays 1:00pm - 1:45pm.<br />

the open plan family living and dining<br />

and idyllic alfresco surroundings which See you at the open homes or for a private<br />

area, while a second living space offers the a botanic backdrop of established plantings Auction<br />

have previously<br />

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ease. From<br />

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this central and manicured lawns that ensure complete<br />

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magnificent stone fireplaces create an<br />

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you’ll find four double bedrooms, two<br />

bathrooms and a relaxing sunroom area that<br />

comes complete with a spa bath.<br />

With an expansive lawn area and the<br />

welcome<br />

year<br />

to<br />

of<br />

the<br />

the<br />

picturesque garden at the rear of the property<br />

both epitomise peace and privacy and offer<br />

access up to the top of the section where<br />

you can sit and admire the ocean vistas over<br />

tiger<br />

Harrison Joseph<br />

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Harcourts Papnui<br />

027 695 7840<br />

harrison.joseph@harcourtsgold.co.nz<br />

Happy Chinese New Year and<br />

welcome to the Year of the Tiger,<br />

which is my Chinese Zodiac sign<br />

and one that sums up a number of<br />

my characteristics – but more on<br />

that later.<br />

I love the start of a new year. It allows me to<br />

unceremoniously let go of anything that<br />

preceded it and then welcome in the next<br />

with a sense of promise and renewal.<br />

If a year has been exceptional, I review it in<br />

the expectation of repeating some of the<br />

best moments. And if it’s been like the last<br />

two, a mixed bag of drama and challenges, I<br />

try to chalk it up to experience and put it all<br />

in the ‘impossible to imagine’ category. Think<br />

earthquakes, Covid and lockdowns.<br />

Being a natural optimist, I love the thought of<br />

what lies ahead and I’m very curious about the<br />

potential influence of the Tiger on the year to<br />

come.<br />

Yes, I know some of you will think this is crazy,<br />

but one of the most populous and powerful<br />

nations in the world places great faith in this<br />

and deeply respects its teachings, as do many<br />

of our Chinese sales consultants.<br />

Researching the Chinese horoscope, I’m told<br />

Tigers are brave, confident, unpredictable,<br />

outspoken and prone to taking risks.<br />

So, let’s look at what this could mean in <strong>2022</strong>.<br />

Real estate brings considerable forces into<br />

play and these are constantly being discussed,<br />

debated and extrapolated around dinner<br />

tables, in boardrooms, at the beach over<br />

summer and on the television every night.<br />

Everyone has something to say and the most<br />

prolific dialogue, to be fair, often comes from<br />

the armchair critic or theorist rather than those<br />

closest to the market itself.<br />

Here are some of my thoughts on the real<br />

estate market. You might say it’s neither<br />

outspoken nor unpredictable, but I think it’s<br />

always brave to put your name to your beliefs,<br />

so here are mine:<br />

There’s likely to be a cooling down in some<br />

areas of the market. Whether that’s a full freeze<br />

or a gentle dial-back of some prices is yet to<br />

be determined, but the current frenzy can’t<br />

continue unabated. But who really knows?<br />

Experts are at odds about where the market<br />

will go from here and forecasts range from the<br />

ANZ predicting a 4 per cent fall to property<br />

data businesses pitching opinions based on<br />

continued price increases!<br />

No wonder we get confused, and that’s before<br />

you consider the effect of supply shortages on<br />

new builds and increasingly stringent scrutiny<br />

from lenders on the affordability of loans<br />

for purchasers. This has been given the very<br />

appropriate name of ‘Stress Testing’.<br />

There’s also the relaxing of subdivision rules<br />

and criteria by the government, meaning<br />

some of the prices previously paid for land<br />

deemed R.S.D.T. (Residential Suburban Density<br />

Transition) and R.M.D (Residential Medium<br />

Density) are unlikely to be repeated due to the<br />

increased availability of property that can now<br />

fit these requirements.<br />

And then there are evolutions occurring within<br />

some market sectors, with two standouts<br />

worthy of mention.<br />

The first, and this is based on my own<br />

marketplace observations, is that there is no<br />

such thing as a street, area or address that<br />

doesn’t have potential. I could name (though<br />

I won’t!) streets that were once considered<br />

deeply undesirable and unsaleable … but no<br />

longer.<br />

Everywhere, every property, no matter its look<br />

or condition, has a buyer and an upside, so<br />

don’t be put off.<br />

I’ve seen first-hand in our auction room the<br />

results for properties considered unlikely<br />

to sell, scooped up by those who are brave<br />

enough to take their chances at prices that<br />

leave room to breathe and then add value.<br />

And secondly, there’s a new market emerging.<br />

The higher end of the market is definitely<br />

getting higher; properties with values of $8<br />

million to $15 million are emerging in our city.<br />

Yes, we are coming of age and in some leafy<br />

suburbs there’s a lot of building happening.<br />

But as big as this is, it merely aligns us with<br />

what’s happening in the rest of New Zealand.<br />

So, what to do? How about taking a lesson<br />

from the Tiger?<br />

Let’s all be brave, confident and occasionally<br />

outspoken – and take some good risks.<br />

All the best, we’ve got this year!<br />

Lynette McFadden<br />

Harcourts gold Business Owner<br />

027 432 0447<br />

lynette.mcfadden@harcourtsgold.co.nz<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>10</strong> <strong>2022</strong><br />

CONTENT MARKETING<br />

Five ways to add value to your property<br />

WHETHER YOU are trying to<br />

sell your house now or looking<br />

ahead to a possible sale in the<br />

years to come, maximising your<br />

sale price is an important consideration.<br />

If you are investing money in<br />

repairs and renovations, you want<br />

to be sure you will get bang for<br />

your buck, otherwise known as<br />

return on investment. So how do<br />

you add value to your home in<br />

ways that are truly meaningful to<br />

buyers?<br />

Upgrade your bathrooms<br />

and kitchen<br />

There’s an unwritten rule of real<br />

estate that bathrooms and kitchens<br />

are what sell houses.<br />

However, renovations and improvements<br />

in these spaces can be<br />

costly, so don’t jump in without<br />

first running the numbers, and<br />

doing some proper planning.<br />

Be sure to research what’s ‘on<br />

trend’ – the last thing you want<br />

to do is invest in an upgrade<br />

that’s now out of style and<br />

won’t do your house price any<br />

favours. Interior decorators, real<br />

estate agents, and professional<br />

property valuers are all great<br />

people to tap for advice on this.<br />

Give the property a lick of<br />

paint<br />

Not every change you make has<br />

to involve a large-scale overhaul<br />

of appliances or restructure of an<br />

entire space. Sometimes, all that’s<br />

needed is a little TLC and refresh<br />

to bring a tired-looking property<br />

back to life.<br />

Focus on areas that receive a lot<br />

of wear and tear – interior doors<br />

being a great example. You’d be<br />

amazed at how a fresh coat of<br />

white paint on old wooden doors<br />

can help modernise a property in<br />

the eyes of your buyers.<br />

Rethink internal garages<br />

Increasing the size of existing<br />

rooms or making unlivable spaces<br />

liveable will help grow the value<br />

of your home. If you can declutter<br />

these spaces and make a couple<br />

of comfort-adding changes, you<br />

have an entirely new room at<br />

your disposal.<br />

Add a sleepout<br />

Building a studio or sleepout<br />

can add between $50,000 and<br />

$<strong>10</strong>0,000 in value to a New<br />

Zealand property and could also<br />

attract a larger pool of buyers.<br />

There’s currently huge interest<br />

in home-and- income<br />

properties.<br />

Be sure you understand the<br />

legal ramifications of adding what<br />

is essentially a separate dwelling<br />

onto your existing home.<br />

Invest in outdoor living<br />

spaces<br />

During the Covid lockdowns,<br />

we all learned the importance<br />

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Poorly kept gardens can be a real<br />

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No.129<br />

26 18 24 26 6 7 4 16 22 1 13 6<br />

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Over the past few weeks I have been<br />

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in Canterbury.<br />

The first enquiry was from a journalist who<br />

was chasing a story around a one bedroom<br />

home which had been built in Sumner and<br />

was originally advertised at $460 per week.<br />

This attracted some comments on the<br />

Sumner residents facebook page with many<br />

people exclaiming how the landlords had<br />

inflated the price and were being greedy in<br />

their demands.<br />

While I was unable to comment on that<br />

property specifically, what I was able<br />

to tell them is that while the price was<br />

certainly at the higher end of the market<br />

for a one bedroom property, Sumner is a<br />

popular area and so it does tend to attract<br />

higher rents than some other parts of<br />

Christchurch.<br />

The owners of the property did end up<br />

reducing the rent to $420 per week and<br />

they were interviewed as well. When the<br />

story was published I was quite surprised<br />

that the overall reader feedback was<br />

supportive of the rent as being reasonable<br />

for that type of property in Sumner.<br />

The second enquiry was from The<br />

Property Investors Magazine who wanted<br />

commentary on the entire Canterbury<br />

market. I told them that the available<br />

rentals on Trade Me are the lowest I<br />

have seen since post earthquake. Why<br />

this is occurring but it appears to be a<br />

combination of several factors, including<br />

the following:<br />

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difficult and are throwing their hands in the<br />

air and getting out of investment property.<br />

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the changes to taxable deductions etc.<br />

• Or they are chasing the inflated sale<br />

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Adding further pressure is the sheer<br />

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