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Christchurch Arena

Board member Callum Ward

was approached by resident Jo

Robertson, who is concerned

abou the concentration of vape

1 – 3 July

2022

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

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Army Reserve Force Lance Corporal Christopher Nolan, of

Avonhead, was one of 60 soldiers who took part in a training

exercise on the West Coast. His section was involved in Exercise

Kalami in dense forest near Maruia. Their task was to follow a

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enemy confronted them at every turn. PHOTOS: JOHN COSGROVE

requests

briefing

over vape

store rise

• By Emily Moorhouse

FRUSTRATION from residents

about vape stores opening in

Addington has prompted the

area’s community board to

investigate vaping restrictions.

The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere

Community Board has

requested a briefing on vaping

restrictions through smokefree

legislation.

Bob Parker’s

home sells

for $1.12m

• By Kurt Bayer

CHILD CAR thieves as young

as 10-years-old are running

rampant in Christchurch,

targeting Mazda Demios, and

going on nightly joyrides.

There is frustration over the

lack of options open to police

officers and welfare workers in

dealing with the repeat underage

offenders.

While the issue of youths embarking

on a string of ram raids

across Auckland is making

headlines, gangs of youngsters

are also running amok down

south.

In just one recent weekend,

19 Demios – New Zealand’s

most stolen car – were pinched

across the Garden City alone.

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Ward said the board hasn’t

formed a position on the issue yet

and is awaiting a briefing.

“We know that vaping does

have negative health consequences

and is no longer just a replacement

for smokers,” he said.

Ward also mentioned the risk

of vaping undoing a lot of work

that’s being done in society to

prevent people from getting

addicted to nicotine, particularly

young people who go straight to

vaping.

Robertson, who is school community

liaison at Addington

School, said vaping is being

discussed among residents due to

an increase in vaping shops se to

open in the area.

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‘Roll back’

of prices

on some

grocery

items

SUPERMARKET operator

Foodstuffs, which owns Pak’n

Save, New World and Four

Square, will cut the price of food

by an average 10 per cent on more

than 100 groceries.

From Monday, Foodstuffs

North Island and South Island

will “roll back the prices” on some

of its most shopped grocery items

to what they averaged between

January and April 2021.

The reductions would be

implemented at all New World,

Pak’nSave, and Four Square stores

on items such as meat, butter,

cheese, vegetables and nappies.

Most of the price reductions

would be across its Pams and

Value brand ranges.

Foodstuffs said the reductions

were expected to result in weekly

savings of $500,000 for shoppers.

The price reductions will stay in

place until August 14.

Chris Quin, Foodstuffs NZ

managing director, said the

co-ops considered the challenge

of rising food prices and where

rising costs were hitting shoppers

hardest; using its data insight

teams to identify the everyday

products that its customers

brought most often.

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Parker’s ‘gritty’ apartment sells.......................3

Foodstuffs to drop prices..................................4

Work starts on wastewater plant.................5

Rugby star’s ADHD diagnosis relief......6-8

Dementia neglect trial begins.................. 10

Henry apologises to Nadia Lim..........12-13

New owner to restore British Hotel.......16

Sign of Bellbird lookout under way.......18

Mayor’s column......................................................24

Letters..............................................................................24

ECan column............................................................27

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• By Devon Bolger

FORMER MAYOR Sir Bob

Parker’s quirky inner-city

apartment was sold at auction

yesterday.

The Stewart St property

near Hagley Park was Parker’s

bolt-hole as he guided the city

through the tumultuous and

devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

The bidding started off at

$700,000 and quickly reached $1

million with strong interest in

the property.

It eventually sold with the winning

bid being $1,120,000 and

was purchased by a family.

Harcourts has described the

apartment as “gritty, recklessly

urbane warehouse accommodation”

that is “distinctly industrial,

raw”.

Parker was knighted for his

leadership during the early days

of the quakes where he was the

voice of reassurance to Christchurch

residents.

The former This is Your Life

host has been ill since 2020, suffering

a heart attack, which was

followed by a stroke. He was admitted

to a long-term care facility

last year.

Parker and his wife Lady Jo

Nicholls-Parker (above) bought

the 240sq m property in 2008

for $372,000. Its 2019 rating

valuation is $500,000.

“It is currently occupied as an

unorthodox residence, the 1980s

steel and concrete building is a

far cry from your usual ‘attempt

to impress’ apartment due to

spaces being uniquely optioned,”

the Harcourts listing said.

“Our visionary sellers have

cherished their 15-plus years here

and are only relinquishing for

compelling personal reasons.”

The open-plan building has a

“restaurant class” kitchen with

two staircases leading to a mezzanine

area.

The estate agency said the

property could be easily adapted

back into commercial use and

could suit a strictly business

operation.

Parker served two terms as the

city’s mayor from 2007 to 2013.

—NZ Herald

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Barnes announces New Zealand tour dates

JIMMY BARNES’ fans rejoice –

the Australian music legend and

his Soul Deep band have finally

set a Christchurch tour date.

The Working Class Man

singer will be debuting his new

album in arenas and theatres in

Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland

and Wellington this July.

Kicking off on Wednesday,

July 20, at the Town Hall in

Dunedin, the Soul Deep 30

tour heads to Christchurch

Arena on Thursday July 21,

Auckland’s Spark Arena on

Saturday July 23, before wrapping

up at Michael Fowler Centre,

Wellington, on Monday

July 25.

Tickets for the general public

will be on sale from May 19.

Barnes will use this Aotearoa

tour to perform his new album

Soul Deep 30 which he will

release on June 3. It is a reimagined

and extended version

of his record-breaking tripleplatinum

original record.

The 30th-anniversary

reprise will feature three new

recordings, a reworking of

Do You Love Me, a previously

unreleased collaboration called

Reflections with Cold Chisel

bandmate Ian Moss and a new

mix of lead single I Gotcha.

Opening for Barnes each

night will be powerhouse soul

and blues vocalist Mahalia

Barnes and her band the Soul

Mates.

She will be followed by Polynesian

singer-songwriter Karen

Lee Andrews.

Parker’s ‘gritty’ apartment

winning bid $1.12 million

SOLD: Described by Harcourts as “recklessly urbane”

Parker’s Stewart St apartment near Hagley Park has

been purchased by a family. PHOTOS: NZ HERALD

NEWS 3

Henstock

to stand

for city

council

• By Emily Moorhouse

A FORMER executive director

of the Christ Church Cathedral

Reinstatement Trust is standing for

the city council.

Victoria

Henstock will stand

as an independent

in the Papanui

Ward at October’s

local elections.

“It’s something

I’ve always aspired

to do,” Henstock

said yesterday.

“It was really a

matter of timing

for me.”

Sitting councillor

Mike Davidson

said he welcomes

Henstock to the

race.

“It’s really

important for our

community to have

real choice during

an election,” Davidson said.

Victoria

Henstock

Mike

Davidson

Said Henstock: “Papanui residents

are telling me they want council to

listen, and stop excessive spending

on non-priority projects.

They are concerned about traffic

congestion and pedestrian safety.

They also want the focus to be on

getting the basics right like fixing

roads and footpaths, maintaining

and improving our parks and

playgrounds.

“Like others, I am frustrated at

some of the spending priorities

and decisions being made by our

current council.”

Davidson was elected with a 650

majority vote at the 2019 local body

elections. He said the next term of

council is “a key one” for the work

on climate change and building a

sustainable city that’s affordable

now and for future ratepayers.

“I’m hoping to continue that

work and continue to represent the

Papanui Ward community,” he said.

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‘Not a marketing stunt’

• From page 1

He said the food price cuts on

some items were not a marketing

stunt.

“This is not a marketing

stunt. It’s a real saving for our

customers and a real cost to our

business, as a result of this price

rollback our stores will be selling

some items below cost. Other

promotions will continue over

this time,” said Quin.

These are extraordinary

times and Kiwis must be able to

afford the everyday items they

need in their weekly shop over

the next few months. As locally

owned co-operatives we have a

responsibility to step up and our

store owners are committed to

this initiative.”

The move by Foodstuffs follows

that of rival supermarket

chain Countdown, which last

week announced it would

implement a prize freeze during

winter.

Countdown said it would not

be increasing – or decreasing

– the price of more than 500

essential grocery items over

winter. This included items such

as diced tomatoes, butter, cheese,

sugar, flour, deli meats, hot roast

chicken, carrots and pumpkin.

Countdown managing director

Spencer Sonn said the move

aimed to “buck the current

inflationary environment” and

that the company was “receiving

millions of dollars of cost

increase requests every month

from suppliers who were facing

higher fuel, raw material and

freight costs.”

The average increase request

by its suppliers was just over

nine per cent, it said.

“As we head into the chillier

months, the cost of living is

undeniably top of everyone’s

minds,” said Sonn.

“We want to help Kiwis’ money

go further despite the pressures

everyone is facing with increasing

costs, and that’s why we’ve

pledged that the price of these

500-plus essentials won’t change.”

The $22 billion grocery sector

– namely New Zealand’s two

major supermarkets Foodstuffs

and Countdown – has come

under scrutiny over the past few

months following a market study

by the Commerce Commission

which has found the lack of competition

problematic.

The duopoly is “not working

for consumers”, according to the

commission.

It was revealed in March that

supermarkets in this country

make in excess of $1 million in

profits each day.

Commerce and Consumer

Affairs Minister David Clark

said consumers would get better

prices if there was more competition,

and has pledged to take

action to achieve that.

As a first step, the Government

would be making it easier for supermarkets

to enter the market

by opening up more sites.

Moving forward there would

be a new regime around wholesale

supply, as well as a mandatory

code of conduct, addressing

issues like bargaining power, and

resolution schemes, he said.

‘Why are these kids out

there in the first place?’

• From page 1

One prolific offender behind

multiple suspected car thefts

across Christchurch is understood

to be a 10-year-old boy.

Others are believed to be

12-years-old and early teens.

“Police are aware of vehicles

stolen by youths recently in the

Christchurch region,” a police

spokeswoman said,

The reasons young

people are involved in

this type of offending

[are] complex. There are

several factors that can

contribute including

the influence of social

media. It’s not an issue

police can address

alone.”

Under New Zealand

law, children aged 10-11 can

only be prosecuted for murder,

manslaughter or minor traffic

offences.

Young people, defined as those

aged 14-16, can be charged and

dealt with by the youth justice

system, while 12-13-year-olds

may be charged in the Youth

Court at the police’s discretion.

Anyone aged 17 and over are

treated as adults in the general

court system.

Police work closely with partner

agencies to manage youth

offenders, support their whānau

and provide prevention opportunities,

the spokeswoman said.

“If you see any suspicious

activity, such as people loitering

around vehicles or looking into

car windows, please contact

Police immediately by phoning

111,” she said.

Police Minister Poto Williams

told Newstalk ZB’s The Mike

Hosking Breakfast on Monday

the Auckland ram raids

were not just a problem

for police.

“Why are these kids out

there in the first place?

Why are seven, eight,

nine and 10-year-olds

out in the middle of the

night?”

Poto Statistics released by

Williams insurer AMI last month

revealed that the Demio

is easily the most targeted car in

the country.

Of the 12,000 claims AMI

received between 2019 and 2021,

the Demio accounted for 10

per cent of the total, in spite of

making up just 1.5 per cent of the

country’s fleet.

The next most popular car for

thieves was the Mazda Atenza,

followed by Nissan Tiida, Subaru

Legacy, and Mazda Familia.

AMI data shows that 94 per

cent of Demios are recovered

– often after a few hours of

joyriding.

– NZ Herald


Thursday May 12 2022 The Star

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

NEWS 5

Fed-up residents organise meeting

as work starts on wastewater plant

WORK WILL start today to

remove the rotting material from

the fire-damaged tricking filters

at the Christchurch Wastewater

Treatment Plant.

Southern Demolition and Salvage

Ltd has been contracted for

the job, which is expected to take

four months.

It comes as Bromley residents

plan to host a community meeting

tomorrow over the ongoing

stench.

Resident Alyssa Tomlinson

said the assault on their nostrils

was falling on the city council’s

deaf ears.

“It’s just gone from never really

having headaches to having

constant migraines and scratchy

throats, coughs . . . just generally

feeling unwell quite a lot of the

time,” she said.

The highest levels of hydrogen

sulphide were recorded at five

parts per million in air quality

testing around the plant last week.

Niwa air quality expert Dr

Guy Coulson said the workplace

limit is 10 parts per million for

an eight-hour shift.

The problem there, of course,

is that is based on the idea that’s

just for eight hours and that’s

DAMAGE: Firefighters at the Christchurch Wastewater

Treatment Plant in Bromley last November.

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

based on normal, healthy people,”

he said.

“Outside of the workplace

you might find more susceptible

people.”

But there are not really any

other guidelines.

Many residents were not aware

the testing was taking place and

said the city council’s communication

had been terrible – so

much so it has pushed Caleb

Saunderson to help organise a

public meeting in the Bromley

Community Hall tomorrow

night.

The whole reason why I’m

doing it is I’m a concerned community

member who’s sick of my

kids not being able to play outside

because of the smell and not

being able to open my windows,”

he explained.

The meeting is public because

while Bromley residents are

worst affected, the stench can be

smelt all over the city, he said.

Saunderson lives 500 metres

from the plant and said the city

council had a history of not

reacting quickly to problems.

“I think everybody’s sort of

feeling a little left in the dark

about it. A lot of us don’t believe

the necessary measures

to contain the smell and

everything else has been

taken in a timely manner.”

City council head of

Three Waters Helen Beaumont

said council meetings

had not happened

due to Covid-19 restrictions,

but they had been

communicating with residents.

“We’ve got a dedicated page

on the council’s website and we

release stories every two to four

weeks on that. We’ve also done

a couple of flyer drops around

the neighbourhoods close to the

plant.”

Beaumont said the clean up

would involve 12-hour days, six

days a week to remove the filter

material.

They are aiming to have the

task completed in four months,

which means that by early September

one of the main sources

of the stench from the plant will

have been eliminated,’’ she said.

“This is four months earlier

Helen

Beaumont

than we had originally thought it

would be. The contractor has put

a really good plan together to get

the work done as quickly and as

safely as possible.

“Normally we’d go out

for tenders for a project

of this size, but we know

the smell, which fluctuates

depending on the weather

conditions, is causing distress

for nearby residents

and we want to get rid of ii

as quickly as possible.”

Beaumont said it would

be a complex task as the trickling

filters have 8 metre-high (threestorey)

concrete walls and there

is about 26,000 cubic metres –

about the volume of 10 Olympic

swimming pools – of material to

remove.

The material will be loaded into

sealed bins and transported to the

Kate Valley landfill where it will

be treated as hazardous waste.

“Unfortunately, there are

days when the smell could get

worse as material deep inside the

trickling filters gets exposed to

the elements and starts rotting,”

Beaumont said.

—RNZ

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Rugby star says ADHD diagnosis brings

• By Katie Harris

FORMER ALL Black and

Crusader Zac Guildford has

been charged with breaching

intensive supervision earlier this

year before he was sentenced for

stealing from his grandfather.

The latest charge related to him

allegedly breaching the orders by

consuming alcohol in February.

Guildford had been serving a

sentence of two years of intensive

supervision after being convicted

of punching a woman in December

2019.

Guildford is back living and

working in Christchurch and is

due to appear in the district court

later this month.

He allegedly broke the orders

prior to being sentenced on separate

charges for stealing more

than $40,000 from his grandfather

and deceiving a friend out of

$60,000.

In an interview with the NZ

Herald in March, Guildford

admitted things were spiralling

before his sentencing on those

charges and he was slipping back

into addictive tendencies. His

relationships were “falling to

pieces”.

Since being sentenced the

former sports star has apologised

for his offending and made a new

start in Christchurch with a job

at a construction company.

RELIEF: Zac Guildford says of his ADHD diagnosis “that’s when the questions started to

make sense around how my life played out”. PHOTO: GEORGE HEARD/NZ HERALD

Guildford said at the time he

had built up a strong support

system in Christchurch.

In February, Guildford moved

to Upper Riccarton from the

Wairarapa to start a new job with

a construction industry company

and to make a clean break. An

introduction was organised via

his probation worker and he also

lives with his bosses, who have

taken in convicted criminals in

the past.

When approached by the

Herald this week his employer

said any breach would have been

prior to him working and living

with them. As well as before his

ADHD diagnosis.

“He has been working really

hard and is very positive about

his future, he has joined many

online ADHD support groups

and we have also managed to put

together a group of ADHD adults

who will be having the support

group meetings at our house as

Zac can’t leave to go to them,” the

employer said.

The 33-year-old had been living

with his 77-year-old grandfather,

Frank Burt, in the Wairarapa

when he transferred a total of

$41,400 from his grandfather’s

iPad to his own account between

March 30 and April 9, 2021, to

fuel his gambling addiction.

In the interview with the

Herald in March, Guildford said

he first took money out of “pure

addiction”, boredom, and the

idea he could get out of the hole

he was in if he just “took a little

bit, then put some back”.

“It didn’t work that way, as I

found out the hard way – and

most addicts will know it’s not

just a little bit.”

Prior to the offending, the pair

had a close relationship, doing

everything together including

buying and breeding horses.

Breaking his trust was “heartbreaking”,

Guildford said. They

haven’t spoken since, but he is

hoping to soon iron things out.

His construction boss in

Christchurch boss asked him to

get tested for a neurodevelopmental

condition, attention deficit

hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),

and his diagnosis was confirmed

days before sentencing.

“That’s when the questions

started to make sense around

how my life played out, and why

some of the mistakes I made

were not because I was a horrible

person but because of some of the

impulses I have toward things.”

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and impulsive behaviour, as well

as attention difficulties.

While Guildford said his

diagnosis isn’t “an excuse” for his

actions, he believes if he had been

diagnosed earlier, his life could

have been different.

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NEWS 7

relief, but isn’t an excuse for his actions

“I feel a little bit of a relief,

because deep down I thought,

am I just a c***? Or, am I just a

horrible person? Why am I doing

these bad things? That makes no

sense, because I’m a good person.

“I want to make it clear, that

I’m not being slapped with this

hefty court thing, and then all of

a sudden coming out the week

later and saying, look Zac Guildford’s

got ADHD, another f******

excuse.”

In his mind, the diagnosis

offers an explanation as to why

others could spend $50 on a

night out and he would spend

the “whole $500”.

His employer, who requested

not to be named, said it became

apparent something wasn’t right

within the first two weeks of him

living and working with them.

“He lacked focus on tasks that

made him uncomfortable or

were boring. But the things he

loved he was fully focused on.

He would fidget, leave the room

when it wasn’t appropriate. But

then apologised profusely for not

listening.”

She said he was someone who

wanted to change but had been

struggling with how this would

look and how to do it.

“Basically Zac was exhausted

and felt that he had tried everything

and nothing was ever

going to work.”

Part of the reason she wanted

him to be screened was because

a nephew had faced similar issues

and he became a “different

man” after being diagnosed with

ADHD.

She said Guildford’s job with

the company had had to be

“changed around a bit to suit

him”, but he would work in human

resources.

“In his spare time to keep

himself busy he is building a

long-term business plan of selling

sports/gym equipment, and

researching men’s multivitamins

and food supplements. This

seems to be something he is

interested in so is really focused

on making this happen.”

Psychotherapist

Kyle MacDonald

said people who

have ADHD are

more likely to

develop impulse

Kyle

MacDonald

control issues.

“We’re talking

alcohol, we’re

talking drug

use, impulsive spending and

of course gambling. But that

doesn’t mean everyone who

has ADHD does those things.

But you are at increased risk for

it, and that’s because decision

making tends to be focused more

RUGBY: Guildford played 10 tests for the All Blacks

between 2009-2012.

PHOTO: GETTY

on the short-term than the longterm.”

However, he said ADHD is not

the cause of the offending.

“I just really hope for his sake,

he really gets the help that he

needs now and we don’t feel the

need to punish him for what he’s

done wrong but (have) understanding

that hopefully leads to

treatment and a better outcome.”

Guildford said he is hopeful

he can find the right medication

and said he wants to gain more

knowledge and do behavioural

therapy to help with his ADHD.

At sentencing, Guildford’s

uncle told the court he had been

exposed to gambling from a

young age and was given too

much money when he was too

young.

Guildford said he believes he

may have started gambling when

‘I became bored. Who

becomes bored with

becoming an All Black?’

– Zac Guildford

he was three and still in nappies.

One example he pointed to on

the impact ADHD may have had

on his life was how he “walked

out” on his rugby career that he

had worked hard for since he was

a child.

“I became bored. Who becomes

bored with becoming an

All Black? Who becomes bored

with earning half a million dollars

in France and just having to

go to the gym? Bored of being

this person that everyone else

wanted me and told me to be. I

just couldn’t control it.”

Guildford played 10 tests for

the All Blacks between 2009 and

2012 and was a member of the

2011 Rugby World Cup-winning

squad, scoring four tries in

New Zealand’s 79-15 win over

Canada.

He was also part of the New

Zealand side that won the

under-20 World Cup in Tokyo

in 2009, scoring two tries in the

final. The occasion was marred

by the tragic and sudden death of

his father, Robert, as he watched

the game from the stands.

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Rugby not part of his

future, Guildford says

• From page 7

Now he said he holds a

lot of resentment towards

the sport and doesn’t believe

his future will involve

rugby.

They didn’t, the

rugby community, didn’t

understand me, or I didn’t

understand myself so how

could they understand

me?”

As part of his sentence,

Guildford must also attend

counselling programmes

and not use alcohol or

drugs not prescribed to

him, as well as undertake

a gambling addiction programme.

In late 2020, Guildford

did an interview like this,

claiming he’d changed

and was helping others

turn their life around too.

Shortly after, he was named

as the sports star who assaulted

a woman.

“I think what’s different

this time is I know why.

Why a lot of the confusion

of why I was going back

Govt comms adviser hadn’t

meant to injure with punch

• By David Clarkson

GOVERNMENT

communications adviser

Joel Benjamin Ineson says

he didn’t realise he was

holding a glass when he

threw a punch that caused

permanent disfigurement.

The Christmas Eve

punch in an upmarket

Merivale bar injured the

ear of the 21-year-old man

he had argued with.

The man’s Christmas

holiday was ruined while

he had stitches and ongoing

medical treatment

and he has been left with a

disfiguring scar on his ear.

District court Judge

Quentin Hix released

Ineson on supervision for a

year, ordered him to abide

by a nightly curfew under

community detention for

four months, and ordered

a $2000 emotional harm

payment.

The victim had suggested

$10,000 as a suitable payment,

for his losses and expenses,

and for emotional

harm.

However, Judge Hix said

he had to be careful not to

use the emotional harm

reparations system as a

to addiction was a lack

of understanding about

myself. Am I just a horrible

person like all these voices

in my head (are) telling

me? Am I depressed? Am I

anxious?”

Guilt and shame still

weigh heavily on the former

sports star.

“Letting my family and

friends down through this

gambling, that’s made the

addiction bigger myself, is

massive. I hate letting people

down and to have done

it to the extent I have.”

In March, Guildford told

RECKLESS:

Joel Ineson was

at Merivale’s

Aikmans bar

when he

punched the

victim.

substitute for compensation

under ACC.

Thirty-year-old Ineson,

a communications adviser

for Kainga Ora, formerly

Housing New Zealand,

and formerly a reporter for

The Press newspaper and

its parent company Stuff,

had earlier pleaded guilty

to the charge of injuring

with reckless disregard for

safety.

The two had gone to

the Aikmans bar where

they had been drinking

and were moderately intoxicated

when the victim

took exception to Ineson

speaking to a female family

friend.

the Herald he was sorry to

the public and those who

have supported him over

the years.

“Sorry to everyone that

I’ve hurt. I don’t know

how I can make it right in

terms of the people, the

relationships I’ve damaged

through friendships,

supporters I’ve let down,

the false promises.”

Guildford said the old

Zac won’t come back.

“I know deep down

in the core I’m a good

person.”

—NZ Herald

What is ADHD?

• Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

(ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition

that can cause hyperactive and impulsive

behaviour, as well as attention difficulties.

• Adults and children can be diagnosed with

ADHD.

• Not everyone with ADHD has the same

symptoms and there many are benefits to

having it, which include some people being

more creative, energetic and spontaneous.

• ADHD affects 2 to 5 per cent of all children.

In the altercation that

followed, Ineson struck the

victim in the ear with the

glass, which caused significant

injury and many

stitches.

Ineson said he did not

realise he still had the

glass in his hand when he

struck the blow, and had

not intended to cause the

injury.

Judge Hix said he had

received a positive report

from the restorative justice

meeting between Ineson

and the victim. Ineson had

apologised at the meeting.

“It shows the true value

of the restorative justice

process,” said the judge.

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10

NEWS

• By David Clarkson

A COUPLE has challenged

police allegations that they failed

to provide prescribed antibiotics

to a 90-year-old dementia

sufferer after his discharge from

hospital following a bout of

pneumonia.

The police called medical

evidence about the condition of

the elderly man with advanced

dementia – the father of the man

now on trial in the district court

– and the effects of not giving

him the antibiotics prescribed

for him after his discharge.

The police allegations amount

to one charge of neglect of the

old man in the trial which is

expected to go on for more than

two weeks.

The other neglect allegations

are that he was locked in a room

for up to 16 hours a day, clad

in an adult nappy and wetsuit,

without access to light, ventilation,

or water.

Further charges against the

son allege he stole $275,239 from

the man’s bank account and the

family trust account when he

had enduring power of attorney,

to buy items for himself, including

a car.

The couple has interim name

suppression because the two

are indicating they will appeal

against the decision of Judge

Mark Callaghan at the start of

the judge-alone trial to refuse

suppression. Suppression would

normally continue until the appeal

is heard.

The trial has been shown a series

of closed-circuit videos from

the old man’s bedroom, when he

knocked and called for help for

more than an hour after soiling

himself, and his efforts to clean

himself up. The police allege he

had been left with no means of

cleaning himself, and the son

called him a “filthy animal” and

threatened to assault him after

one of the times when he soiled

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Couple deny delaying supply of antibiotics

himself.

Dr Jennifer Butler, a senior

medical officer at Christchurch

Hospital, said the man was assessed

as having a moderate risk

from aspirational pneumonia

when he was admitted to hospital

in June 2020.

Dementia suffers sometimes

contracted pneumonia because

they had difficulty co-ordinating

their swallowing and may inhale

oral secretions or vomit.

The police case was that a

prescription for antibiotics issued

when he was discharged

was not filled at a pharmacy for

several days and then only half

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the man.

Butler said it could cause

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symptoms if antibiotics were

discontinued or not used.

Clayton Williams, counsel for

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We’re sorry for the distress you’re experiencing because of the stench

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Since the fire we’ve been

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Who is Simon Henry, the man who

Risky territory seems

to be a comfortable

operating place for

former Christchurch

businessman Simon

Henry, the CEO who

stunned the business

world by calling

celebrity chef Nadia Lim

“a little bit of Eurasian

fluff”, judging by his

ventures in beekeeping

and dangerous

chemicals. So who is

he? Andrea Fox reports

HAVING FLOWN under the

radar for years, Henry exploded

into the headlines last week after

mouthing off about Lim’s minor

photo part in the prospectus

for My Food Bag’s sharemarket

listing last year.

He was being interviewed as

a prospective candidate for the

NBR list of wealthy people and

abruptly swerved from discussing

his DGL Group company’s

listing on the NZX and ASX last

year into an attack on Lim and

the subsequent share price performance

of My Food Bag.

Lim co-founded My Food

Bag, and is an ambassador for

the meal-kit company, having

stepped down from its board

RICH LISTER: Simon Henry made his early money in

property before branching out into chemicals, founding

dual listed company DGL Group. PHOTO: NZ HERALD

some time ago.

Since his outburst, Henry has

been variously described in investment

circles on both sides of the

Tasman as “a spiky character”,

“difficult”, a self-promoting

entrepreneur impervious to public

opinion, and mostly someone who

doesn’t feel answerable to anyone.

One market watcher said he

had never seen anything “so

naive” as Henry’s reading of “the

world out there” in all his years

in the investment sector.

There were so many other

ways to attack My Food Bag (performance)

. . . why he would do it

that way . . .”

Henry told NBR: “I can tell

you, and you can quote me, when

you’ve got Nadia Lim, when you’ve

got a little bit of Eurasian fluff in

the middle of your prospectus

with a blouse unbuttoned showing

some cleavage, and that’s what it

takes to sell your scrip, then you

know you’re in trouble.”

He continued: “Go back to that

prospectus and find that photo.

You know you’re in trouble. I

mean, you know, when you got

a TV celebrity showing off her

sensuality to hock scrip, then you

know you’re in trouble. The uglier

the board, the more successful

the share.”

Lim shows no cleavage in the

photo and there are no buttons

on her top.

Whether Henry is surprised by

the outcry is anyone’s guess. He’s

gone to ground. Details about his

personal background are slim.

He does not respond to requests

for comment.

Henry grew up in Rangiora,

and, according to Companies

Office records, now lives in

Parnell, Auckland. In his early

investment days he had an office

on the corner of Gloucester and

Colombo Sts.

He also changed his name

from Simon Henry Whimp to

Simon Henry. A brother, Bernard

Whimp, is known for his controversial

business dealings. Bernard

Whimp was bankrupt in 1998 but

discharged in 2001 after reaching

agreement with creditors.

Henry’s DGL business has

grown mostly by acquisitions on

both sides of the Tasman. And

with $100m in hand since DGL’s

capital raising and listing last

year, the shopping pace has been

turbocharged, with five acquisitions

and the purchase of 100 per

cent of the share capital of two

companies in the half year to

December 31 alone.

DGL, formerly known as

Dangerous Goods Logistics, is an

Australian-registered company,

based in Melbourne. It has an

all-Australian board with the

exception of Henry, who is an

executive director as well as chief

executive. He owns 57 per cent of

DGL Group.

The fact he calls himself “sole

shareholder” of DGL on the

company’s website, despite it having

NZX and ASX investors, says

quite a lot about the person, one

New Zealand corporate leader

observed.

And the fact that it took three

days of intense media scrutiny

for the board to comment on his

derogatory comments about Lim

tends to cement the impression

he sees himself as the company.

As one market analyst observed,

Henry has yet to get comfortable

with the idea that a stock exchange

listing comes with public

scrutiny.

While a PR company-issued

statement out of Australia on Friday

night, May 6, said the DGL

board had “conveyed its deep disappointment

to Mr Henry” and

that his comments were contrary

to DGL culture.

Repeated requests to speak to

Henry and the board chairman

have been ignored. Interestingly,

the Sydney PR company

handling media inquiries has

emphasised it is acting for the

board, not Henry.

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insulted Nadia Lim?

So who is Henry, whose personal

shares in DGL were – by

his calculation, and before the

Lim attack – worth $700 million?

That figure has not aged well

in the ensuing publicity – this

week more than $140m had been

wiped off his personal share

value as DGL’s share price plummeted.

Henry is paid A$600,000

($659,000) a year as DGL’s chief

executive.

(In 2016 ,The Rich List

reported Henry’s wealth to be

$145m. It noted he was a keen

tennis player, an avid reader and

had travelled extensively in Asia

and Europe.)

Henry has been reported as

saying the lessons from his first

business venture as a beekeeper

and honey exporter were a

constant reminder of the need to

focus sharply on investment returns.

He said the fundamentals

of business had been drummed

into him as a young man when

he started with a single beehive

and turned that into a business

with 1400 hives in a “ranch style”

operation. He said he built cheap

beehives while competitors were

spending big on infrastructure.

After the 1987 sharemarket

crash, it’s reported, he got interested

in property investment,

buying commercial property in

Christchurch and Wellington.

Moving to Auckland, he bought

more properties, and is reported

to have built a property portfolio

worth more than $100m.

An example of how he built his

wealth was his sale of Christchurch’s

former IRD building in

Cashel St to the Crown for $32m

in 2013. Property records show the

building sold in 2020 for $13m.

Henry’s foray into the chemicals

industry came in 1999 when

he bought a 3.6ha chemical

logistics site in Wellington.

The DGL prospectus said this

was the foundation asset “to

service customers requiring the

specialist provision of safe and

compliant chemical supply chain

management”.

In 2012, after securing the

business of international water

treatment and chemical distributor

Ixom and Shell, the company

expanded to Australia by buying

listed company Hydromet

Corporation in an off-market

takeover. This added recycling

and treatment capabilities to its

services range.

Over the next six years DGL

expanded its transport and treatment

capabilities with acquisitions

and further investment in

logistics, smelter and recycling

facilities.

In 2018, Henry acquired the

Dangerous Goods Logistics

business in Australia and the

company’s name and branding

was changed to DGL.

Its most recent acquisition is

in Western Australia with the

A$2.5m purchase of Total Coolant.

It’s the third acquisition in

WA in the past 12 months.

One of Henry’s acquisitions,

of New Zealand company

Chemsafe in 2015, has turned

sour. Former Chemsafe founder

and owner Rod Simmonds is

reported to be seeking around

$2.6m he alleges is still owed to

him on the sale of the business

and its assets to Henry in 2015.

The case is due to be heard in the

High Court at Auckland next

month.

Meanwhile, DGL, which has

three divisions, last month upped

its earnings guidance for the 12

months ending June this year,

forecasting ebitda (before deducting

acquisition costs) of around

$65m on sales revenue of $354m.

For the financial year 2021 it

posted sales revenue of $196m,

up 9 per cent on the previous

financial year and 3 per cent

higher than the prospectus

forecast. Pro-formal net profit

after tax was $11.3m, ahead of

prospectus forecasts.

But Henry’s outburst has not

escaped the attention of investors.

The stock fell 4.57 per cent

yesterday following a 15 per cent

fall on Monday.

—NZ Herald

SIMON HENRY has apologised

to Nadia Lim for calling her

“Eurasian fluff”, acknowledging

that he used “inappropriate

language”.

Lim confirmed yesterday that

she received the emailed apology

on Tuesday night – “six days

after the crises erupted”.

“It was accompanied by an offer

for Nadia to call him, which

will not be acted on,” Lim’s

spokeswoman Deborah Pead

said.

While Henry had claimed to

have called the celebrity chef

several times “Nadia’s phone

records will confirm she neither

received nor missed a call from

him”.

“In my opinion his acknowledgement

adds further insult to

injury and one has to wonder

why he even bothered,” Pead

said.

Henry’s employer DGL Group

had said it had been sent on

Friday.

The post suggested Henry

had tried “several times” to call

Lim. He offered a “sincere and

formal” apology for his “inappropriate

language”.

The apology was emailed

from DGL’s office manager.

Meanwhile Lim is in isolation

after testing positive for

Covid-19.

The 36-year-old revealed via

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Henry apologises

PHOTO: DOUG SHERRING/

NZ HERALD

Facebook and Instagram she

has the virus.

“I have Covid right now and

(chef Vaughan Mabee) drops

off a home-made pie for us,” she

wrote online.

Lim shared a short video clip

showing off the creation by fellow

MasterChef NZ judge Mabee,

of central Otago’s Amisfield

Restaurant, in an Amisfield box.

A second post shows her two

sons in bed and a shout-out to

her other fellow MasterChef

judge – Michael Dearth – for

sending them his children’s

favourite storybooks from when

they were young, she says.

It is not known, however,

whether Lim’s children or husband

have tested positive for

Covid too.

—NZ Herald

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• By Devon Bolger

LUCKY CRUISE passengers in

Akaroa Harbour have caught

a rare glimpse of a humpback

whale in the area.

The whale was spotted near

the entrance to the harbour,

travelling north on Saturday

with the skipper moving to get a

closer look.

George

Waghorn, part

owner

of cruise

company

Akaroa

Dolphins,

said it was

an exciting

moment for all

on board.

“We were

heading back into the harbour

and I saw it in the back of my eye.

It looked like a big boat in the

distance but I saw its blowhole

and knew what it was.”

Waghorn said it is a reasonably

rare occurrence that seems to be

more frequent this year than in

previous years.

He said it was a treat for the

many Australian passengers on

board.

“It was a great surprise for

them.

They loved it, they all got

out the front of the boat, lots of

cameras were out.”

Akaroa Dolphins uses

specially-trained dogs to help

locate the hector’s dolphin, one

of the rarest in the world.

On board on Saturday was

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George

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have caught sight of a humpback whale.

Albie the dog, Waghorn said

he was not too keen on the big

mammal.

“He wasn’t too sure about it.

Was giving it a bit of a look from

the boat.”

The whale spent about 20

minutes breaching in the water,

Waghorn said.

– NZ Herald

Police criticised over

bar CCTV footage

• By Emily Moorhouse

A BAR is disappointed with

police for not responding to

CCTV footage they supplied

after a suspected arson.

Two weeks ago The Bower on

New Brighton Rd suffered damage

to its outdoor area after it

caught fire.

CCTV footage sent to the

police showed a man hanging

around the outdoor area when

the fire started, and two weeks

before the fire.

The fire started about 6.40pm

on April 26. The bar was closed

at the time.

A rugby team training in

nearby Bower Park saw it and

helped extinguish it.

Pierre de Lautour, whose partner

owns the bar, said he was

still waiting to hear from police

about the CCTV footage.

“We’ve been asking if they’ve

got hold of the guy and that but

there’s been no reply,” de Lautour

said yesterday.

“Last Thursday I’ve seen him

out on his push bike again going

past the pub and down New

Brighton Rd so I don’t know

what the story is.”

A police spokesperson told

The Star yesterday anyone who

could identify the person in the

stills from the CCTV footage

should contact them.

The spokesperson said police

believed the person in the

footage could “assist us with

inquiries.”

Said de Lautour: “I just would

have thought that there might be

a bit more follow up but I don’t

know if they’re too busy or what.

It would be good to kind of just

put it all to rest and just move on

kind of thing.”

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• By Mick Jensen

PROMINENT Lyttelton building

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and he plans to restore it to its

original status.

Roland Logan has purchased

the building from previous

owners Rebecca Lovell-Smith and

Christian Carruthers on an as-is,

where-is condition.

Work on restoring the 1940s

building will begin straight away.

It will be completed in two

stages with stage one involving

the reinstating of the parapet,

new roof and guttering and the

replacement of glass on the top

floor.

The second stage will require

consents and will involve some

redesign, fire upgrades, toilets

in the basement and earthquake

strengthening.

Logan said the restoration

project was well worth doing

and he wanted to reinstate the

building to how it once was.

It would include restoring the

five hotel rooms upstairs.

He and some mates would

work on stage one, which was

expected to take three months.

He hoped to have the project

wrapped up entirely by early next

year.

Logan said he was a ‘‘handson’’

person, who didn’t consider

himself to be a businessman as

such, but rather a supporter of

heritage.

‘‘I am frustrated by the way

heritage is largely ignored in this

country and I want to do my

bit to preserve something

here.’’

Another reason he is taking on

the project is because he has been

denied permission to move the

centrally-located NG building

on Madras St to a new site for

restoration.

Instead that building will now

be demolished to make way for

Christchurch’s new stadium.

‘‘In some ways this purchase

is my consolation for not being

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WORK HAS started on building

a new lookout and upgrading

the sealed car park opposite the

historic 1914 rest house Sign of

the Bellbird.

It’s one of four rest houses

built along the Summit Rd by

conservationist Henry (Harry)

George Ell.

The project is an initiative

of the Summit Road Society, a

charitable organisation set up in

1948 to further Ell’s vision.

The car park will remain

closed for the entire construction

period, which is expected to take

up to four months depending on

the weather. Pedestrian access

to the tracks will be maintained

throughout.

Alternative parking is available

at other parking bays and car

parks along the Summit Rd.

The lookout will feature stone

walls and native plantings, a pou

whenua area, educational panels

and a plaque commemorating

the work of society founder John

Jameson.

Project funding of $150,000

has come from the city council’s

capital endowment fund with

the remainder of the costs fundraised

by the society, which is

managing the project.

Banks Peninsula Community

Board chairperson Tori

Peden said once completed

the new lookout will capture

spectacular views of

the harbour.

“For a number of years

now the society has been

working to create a lookout

and heritage education area

here. We’re pleased to have

been able to work in partnership

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Work starts on new Sign

of the Bellbird lookout

UNDER WAY: Historic rest house the Sign of the Bellbird

will have a new lookout and an upgraded car park.

PHOTO: NEWSLINE

Tori

Peden

with them to help bring this special

project to fruition.

“I’m looking forward to

seeing the finished result

in a few months’ time and

ask the community to bear

with us while the work is

carried out and car park is

closed.”

Work was intended to

begin in February but has

been delayed due to Covid.

Cobham pupils selling

school memorabilia

• By John Cosgrove

INSTEAD OF simply throwing

it away in a landfill, students

at Cobham Intermediate are

holding a garage sale this

weekend to repurpose hundreds

of items not needed when they

move into their new school.

Fancy an old ink well, or some

used rimu desks or chairs, or

even a couple of 1960s-era school

milk bottles, plastic chairs or

maybe even some used iPads?

Then the Cobham reclaim sale

this Friday after school, and

Saturday, may be of interest for

those keen to retain a memory of

their school days at Cobham.

Ten year 8 students from

the Cobham Young Enterprise

Group have organised the sale to

help subsidise needed new equipment

as the pupils and teachers

plan their move into some of the

newly-constructed classrooms

next to the old school premises.

Digital technology teacher

Steve Morgan said the group has

a unique opportunity with the

rebuild.

The fact that we’ve got a whole

lot of furniture that’s not being

used anymore, and many other

items, the group decided that

instead of just dumping them,

let’s see if we can upsell them

and someone else can basically

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are (from left) Alexa O’Neill,

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reclaim the which is where the

whole idea of the reclaim sale

came from,” he said.

Group member Aimee Muncaster,

12, said she hopes that

instead of just putting them in

a skip, hopefully someone will

take the items home.

Whatever’s left over after the

two-day sale will be donated to

a charity shop, should it be suitable.

The school, which was first

built in 1963, will start moving

selected classes over to the new

classrooms later this year and

expect the rebuild work to be

completed by the end of 2023.

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Moa – being attacked by a haast’s eagle – were large, flightless birds that

lived in New Zealand until about 500 years ago.

ILLUSTRATION: JOHN MEGAHAN

What the lost moa

is teaching us

about climate change

• By Jamie Morton

THE LONG-LOST moa

can offer useful insights

into how today’s species

might respond to a

fast-changing climate,

scientists say.

In a just-published

study, Otago University

researchers simultaneously

analysed millions of

pieces of DNA from moa

fossils, to explore how

moa changed their

distribution as the

climate heated and

cooled.

They found that

during the last ice

age 25,000 years

ago, the eastern

moa – a subspecies

once spread

across the eastern

and southern South Island

– retreated to the south,

leading to lower genetic diversity

than other species

who inhabited more areas.

The heavy-footed moa,

meanwhile, headed to both

southern and northern regions

of the South Island,

while the upland moa

inhabited four different

areas.

Lead author Dr Alex

Verry said the species was

spread across the eastern

and southern South

Island during the warmer

Holocene period, but was

restricted to the southern

South Island during the

height of the last Ice Age

about 25,000 years ago.

This is in comparison

to the heavy-footed moa,

which retreated to both

southern and northern regions

of the South Island,

while the upland moa

inhabited four different

areas.

The eastern moa’s response

had consequences

for its population size

Alex Verry

and genetic diversity –

the last Ice Age lead to a

pronounced genetic bottleneck

which meant it ended

up with lower genetic

diversity than other moa

living in the same areas,”

Verry said.

The study, published in

Biology Letters, marked

the first time that highthroughput

DNA sequencing,

which simultaneously

sequences millions

of pieces of DNA,

has been used to

investigate moa

at the population

level.

The findings

highlighted how

past climate change

impacted species

in different ways

and that a “one

size fits all” model was not

practical.

“It makes us wonder

what is going to happen

to species as they attempt

to adapt to climate change

today and into the future?”

Verry said.

“Will they also attempt

to move to new areas in

order to survive? For some

species this will not be

possible, some species will

run out of space, such as

alpine species which will

have to move upward but

can only go so far until

there is no more ‘up’.”

Co-author Dr Nic Rawlence,

director of Otago’s

Palaeogenetics Laboratory,

said the research

was a rare example of the

impacts of past climate

change on extinct megafauna

from New Zealand.

“It showed that we had

all of these individualistic

responses to climate

change – and that you

can’t put everything in the

same basket.

“So, in terms of future

species, we’re actually going

to need conservation

management tailed to

individual species – and

ensuring that they have

habitat available so that

they can respond.”

Evidence gathered from

sediment and ice suggests

it’s been about 10,000 years

since the average annual

temperature was as high as

it is today – and temperatures

we’re now feeling are

therefore likely to be near

the top of the range that

current ecosystems have

experienced.

That’s already limiting

where our species can live.

Early signs include two

weta species moving to

higher elevations on Mt

Taranaki, while native

birds have retreated into

cooler parts of their former

habitats because there are

more predators like possums,

rats, and stoats in

warmer lowland forests.

As the area of cooler

forests shrinks, that

pressure from predators

will increase further -

especially on large birds

like kiwi, whio and North

Island kokako that can’t

easily move.

Rawlence said the study

also demonstrated how

fossil remains and museum

collections could be

used to answer new questions

about the past.

“This is really bringing

the power of palaeogenomics

to New Zealand

research questions,

whereas previously most

research and interest has

focused on Eurasian or

American species.

“We are really starting

to build capacity for this

research in New Zealand.”

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Mayoral campaign

SARA TEMPLETON is

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ince Environment Canterbury

climate-change emergency

Don’t let ratepayer money go up in smoke

Environment

Canterbury Chair

Jenny Hughey

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

by sea-level rise this century and

our productive and protected land

jeopardised by the arrival and

spread of new, exotic weeds and

pests from warmer climates.

All these eventualities have

to be planned and prepared for,

and Environment Canterbury

will remain in the vanguard of

these climate change efforts.

One example is the $40 million

Waimakariri River flood

protection project, completed

late last year. The network of

floodgates and stopbanks will

protect half a million people and

$8 billion of community and

business assets from a possible

“super flood”.

The last major flood was in

December 1957, when parts

of Coutts Island in Belfast and

Kainga were swamped by river

flow peaking at 3990 cubic

threatened and facing increased

pressures due to river system

change.

Wetlands are also ecosystems

at-risk nationally and regionally,

degraded by draining, damming

and diversion affecting their

ability to sequester carbon,

cleanse freshwater and mitigate

flooding, as well as impacting on

biodiversity and mahinga kai.

With biosecurity, we are

putting greater emphasis on the

risks of new pests establishing

in Canterbury. Warming

temperatures, changing soils and

new land uses mean new weeds

especially, will be able to gain a

better foothold across the region.

More broadly, we have to

curb reliance on fossil fuels and

find environmentally suitable

alternatives, such as electricity and

hydrogen, to power our public

Thursday May 12 2022 The Star

OPINION 27

and enhance that work.

fleet hybrid or long-range electric

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an up unfamiliar a climate-change sight in integration Canterbury.

programme in the Long-term Plan lodged are offset with via us. our Each own callout biodiversity

smoke-related air travel across complaints the organisation were

2018-28, I’ve previously ensuring written climate about change costs programmes. ratepayers about $350.

the was importance actively considered of doing across stubble It quickly According adds up, to a so Madworld we really

report

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our regional council (Environment

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change

Canterbury)

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rubbish.

removals of 7883 tonnes of CO2-

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of As waste an organisation, outdoors. we have and The leaves, changing why not climate use them will pose

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real addressing hassle for our neighbours own greenhousegas

emissions, when rules with to our minimise station we have an option? seen how occasional, metres per second (cumecs). transport.

– especially

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cause “market-leading” health irritations energy such efficiency as

itchy rating eyes of 5.0 and out scratchy of 6 in throats, the year be infrastructure larger than 2ha), around you must the South piles from with a good flood airflow of as much under as 6500 related this incident, council you late can last phone year, he to foliage decide if it is

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hectares, generate more but that than doesn’t 55,000 mean area, drier. as well North-westerly as information storms on are can

concerns.

make smoke sink, and pollution I share – and his I encourage confidence. As a

you kilowatt can burn hours whatever of electricity you like, per other things like wind speed and evening breezes can then take all residents to

whenever you like. Many people predicted to become more intense,

year.

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Canterbury’s distinct braided community, and as a council,

There has been a 26% reduction turning our braided rivers into

we are taking some bold steps to

many challenges. The rivers form

possible.

ensure we are in a better place to

actually

per staff

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light you need to ensure you’re burning

roaring as efficiently rapids, as fuelling possible. landslides

a hazard. a vital ecological link and provide cope with the changing climate

ground, creating a nuisance and The last thing we want to see

up at all,

declared

except when cooking

a climate-change emergency

since 30 June 2010. We now have and causing widespread erosion.

is ratepayer money going up in

an abundant food supply and and the tests it will set us. But

under certain conditions.

Cloudy days are best as they The full list of rules can be smoke.

access to electric and hybrid

Canterbury’s coastal

nesting grounds for 26 species of there will always be a need to do

JENNY HUGHEY explains what

by sea-level rise this century and threatened and facing increased

vehicles

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and

council

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our communities will be threatened native birds – most classified as

our

more.

productive and protected land pressures due to river system

Environment

The formal declaration of a

jeopardised by the arrival and change.

state of climate emergency across

spread of new, exotic weeds and Wetlands are also ecosystems

Canterbury Chair

Canterbury was one of the most

pests from warmer climates. at-risk nationally and regionally,

serious, and colourful, moments

Jenny Hughey

All these eventualities have degraded by draining, damming

in the regional council’s more than

to be planned and prepared for, and diversion affecting their

30-year history.

and enhance that work.

fleet hybrid or long-range electric

and Environment Canterbury ability to sequester carbon,

A year ago this Saturday,

That work included setting by 2022. Carbon emissions from

will remain in the vanguard of cleanse freshwater and mitigate

at 11.49am, Environment

up a climate-change integration air travel across the organisation

these climate change efforts. flooding, as well as impacting on

Canterbury became New Zealand’s

One example is the $40 million biodiversity and mahinga kai.

programme in the Long-term Plan are offset via our own biodiversity

first council to proclaim such an

Waimakariri River flood

With biosecurity, we are

2018-28, ensuring climate change programmes.

emergency, formally dedicating

protection project, completed putting greater emphasis on the

was actively considered across According to a Madworld report

itself to consideration of climate

late last year. The network of risks of new pests establishing

workstreams, increasing visibility in 2019, our gross emissions were

change at the heart of all it does.

floodgates and stopbanks will in Canterbury. Warming

of the science and what we know 2253 tonnes of carbon dioxide

The declaration highlighted

protect half a million people and temperatures, changing soils and

about the impact of climate (CO2) equivalent, compared with

that all the work Environment

$8 billion of community and new land uses mean new weeds

change on Canterbury, and liaising removals of 7883 tonnes of CO2-

Canterbury does – from

business assets from a possible especially, will be able to gain a

on the issue with iwi and regional equivalent through our efficiency

freshwater management to

“super flood”.

better foothold across the region.

partners, other local authorities efforts and from forestry planting

biodiversity and biosecurity,

The last major flood was in More broadly, we have to

and central government.

across 2700 hectares.

transport and urban development

December 1957, when parts curb reliance on fossil fuels and

to air quality, and also regional

As an organisation, we have The changing climate will pose of Coutts Island in Belfast and find environmentally suitable

leadership – has a climate change

also made significant progress in many risks to life and livelihood Kainga were swamped by river alternatives, such as electricity and

focus.

addressing our own greenhousegas

emissions, with our

we have seen how occasional, metres per second (cumecs). transport.

in Canterbury. In recent years flow peaking at 3990 cubic hydrogen, to power our public

Currently, under the Resource

Management Act, regional Christchurch building receiving a but extreme, weather events have The protection scheme has been When my predecessor Steve

councils are required only to adapt “market-leading” energy efficiency had huge effects on residents and designed to defend Christchurch Lowndes retired as chair of

to climate change, not mitigate rating of 5.0 out of 6 in the year infrastructure around the South from a flood of as much as 6500 this council late last year, he

it – that responsibility is the to February on the National Island.

cumecs.

highlighted some of the big

Government’s, but could change. Australian Built Environment The driest parts of our region, Environment Canterbury’s changes on the way. He was

Even in ‘adapt mode’ many Rating System New Zealand. along the Marlborough coast and leadership of biodiversity and optimistic we would be able to

of Environment Canterbury’s The building’s features include across much of the Canterbury biosecurity programmes is also deal with the “pressing issues” of

existing policies and plans already 184 solar panels which can Plains, are expected to get even underpinned by climate-change climate change and sustainability.

contribute to reduced emissions. generate more than 55,000 drier. North-westerly storms are concerns.

I share his confidence. As a

In declaring the climate

kilowatt hours of electricity per predicted to become more intense, Canterbury’s distinct braided community, and as a council,

emergency, the Council noted it year.

with torrential alpine rainstorms rivers and unique wetlands face we are taking some bold steps to

would continue to show leadership There has been a 26% reduction turning our braided rivers into many challenges. The rivers form ensure we are in a better place to

on climate-change and do so per staff member in emissions roaring rapids, fuelling landslides a vital ecological link and provide cope with the changing climate

without adding new programmes

at ratepayers’ expense. It also gave

staff a clear mandate to continue

since 30 June 2010. We now have

access to electric and hybrid

vehicles and hope to have half our

and causing widespread erosion.

Canterbury’s coastal

communities will be threatened

an abundant food supply and

nesting grounds for 26 species of

native birds – most classified as

and the tests it will set us. But

there will always be a need to do

more.

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ABOUT PEGASUS HEALTH

Who we are

Pegasus Health is a charitable organisation committed to supporting

‘all Cantabrians leading healthy lives’.

We support general practices and community-based health providers within Canterbury

to deliver quality health care, to more than 445,000 enrolled patients. We have primary

care teams that are responsive to the wellbeing needs of our patients and communities.

Prioritising Māori, Pasifika and people with mental health needs, is important to our work.

PEGASUS HEALTH’S NEW CEO COMMITTED

TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

A family man with a blended family of six kids,

Mark has been in New Zealand for 21 years.

He came here for a better life for himself,

his wife, and his family. He is also a keen

musician and plays bass guitar in a

grunge band after growing up listening

to 90s bands such as Soundgarden and

Nirvana.

Born and educated in England, Mark

has spent his working life in the health,

disability, and community sectors. His

leadership potential was recognised from

an early age when he was offered a Head of

Department position with the National Health

Service (NHS) in London at 20 years old.

Before leaving the UK for the greener pastures of

Aotearoa, Mark spent five and a half years at the Great

Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London.

The place that gave me as much passion for my job as

Pegasus does, was Great Ormond Street

Children’s Hospital. The work Great

Ormond Street does is phenomenal,

and I still stay in contact with them

now,” says Mark.

Since working in New Zealand,

Mark’s commitment to community

engagement has become a central

tenet to his approach to developing

health care services.

He grabbed the opportunity to be

the Inaugural Manager of a brand new

purpose-built Medical Centre, Central Med,

in Tauranga. That was his first introduction

to primary care, learning about engagement with

population and building services around what people’s

needs and wants were.

“For me, Pegasus an organisation with people living well

at the heart of its purpose really resonated with me. I

have seen how small changes in primary care can make

a massive difference in the lives and wellbeing of our

communities,” Mark says.

Being at Pegasus for over a decade, Mark is proud and

privileged to be where he is now and considers it an

honour to be the Manukura at Pegasus.

“It has got the best culture and probably the most

committed people of any organisation I have ever

worked in,” he says.

With change on the horizon, Mark is quietly confident in

his ability to lead Pegasus through the health reforms.

There is a lot of change coming and most of what the

health reforms are aspiring to see in the community is at

the heart of what we do. There will be some change, but

my job over the next year or two is to position us well for

the future and keep building on the legacy that comes

from this organisation that was born of general practice,”

says Mark.

UC POP-UP PROVIDES ACCESS TO

TESTING FOR ĀKONGA

During the start of the Omicron outbreak, the

University of Canterbury (UC) had one of the largest

clusters of positive cases amongst students.

The decision to have a pop-up site on campus was

to help aid the demand of the cluster, specifically for

those ākonga in the halls of residence, where initial

cases swiftly increased.

Jamiee Cairns, Site Lead for the pop-up

COVID-19 testing station, says they had

hundreds of students coming through

every day, starting off with Polymerase

Chain Reaction (PCR) testing. Eventually

this changed to Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT)

to keep up with the demand and allow

students to self-test at home.

The testing clinic was greatly appreciated and

made a significant difference for our students,” says

Ripeka Tamanui-Hurunui, Director of Equity.

“Having your team on campus meant that hundreds

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Many students on campus are first-time students with

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it was accessible for them to get tested and reduced

demand at other testing sites.

There was a high level of need and anxiety about

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the pressure off when we most needed it and allowed

us to focus on those who needed medical attention,”

says Teàrlach MacLean, General Practitioner at UC

Health Centre.

Vikram Selvaraj, University of Canterbury’s Student

President says he was glad to see the testing site on

campus.

“It gave students the opportunity to

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The pop-up testing station at

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YOU CAN STILL GET

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It’s important to get your usual health care, medicines

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needed.

WHAT HEALTH SERVICES

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Call your general practice

about any new or existing medical condition.

Your consultation can be over the phone or

by video call.

Evening and weekend care

You can still call your general practice

and your call will be answered by a health

professional.

Order prescriptions

as you usually would and collect these from

your pharmacy as normal.

Don’t have a general practice?

Call Healthline on 0800 611 116,

24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Hear more about what is happening

in your community at pegasus.health.nz


Get planting before the soil gets too wet

DAYS ARE NOW shorter and

nights longer, temperatures are

dropping, all signs that winter

is very near. A lot of tasks in the

garden to be carried out before it

becomes too cold and wet.

Vegetable garden

Continue planting traditional

winter vegetables, broccoli, Brussel

sprouts, cabbages, cauliflower,

onions, peas, silverbeet and

spinach.

May is also the preferred month

for sowing broad beans. To do

this, enrich the soil thoroughly,

add a ‘dressing’ of lime along with

fresh compost.

Sow the seed 10-15mm deep

and 100-150 mm apart. Single or

double rows can be sown.

Garlic can also be planted in

May; they prefer well-drained soil

with generous amounts of compost.

Plant the cloves 30-40mm

deep and 50-60 mm between

each clove.

Flowering annuals

Continue planting winter flowering

annuals throughout May.

Maintain a watch for slugs and

snails that may still be operating.

Winter flowers annuals to plant

include alyssum, calendulas,

cineraria, cornflowers, lobelia,

pansies, poppies, primulas, snapdragons,

stock, sweet pea, Sweet

William, wallflowers, and violas.

Perennials

While many perennials

prefer to grow undisturbed

for many years, they eventually

become overcrowded producing

poor growth and flowering.

May is an ideal month for

safely dividing and replanting

A LOT of vegetables grow happily

through the cold weather.

Don’t forget, though, that

winter is also a good time to leave

some beds empty so that they

have a rest. It’s also a good season

to create some new vege beds.

The easy way to do this is to

start by constructing an aboveground

edging. Then fill the

numerous perennials. Prepare

new sites thoroughly prior to

division and then swiftly replant

newly divided plants into the

selected sites in the garden. Any

old/diseased plant mater should

be disposed of.

Strawberries

The planting of next

season strawberries should

be completed in May. Even

though there are cold winter

months ahead, the earlier

strawberries are planted the

better the spring growth. Always

plant some new varieties as well

as the runners from your old

strawberry plants. You can also

extend the harvesting season,

enclosed bed with manure, leaves,

straw or grass clippings.

Leave this alone for a couple

of months and you’ll have the

perfect base for your spring

plantings. An additional

sprinkling of lime encourages

biological activity in the bed and

will prove to be beneficial for

most veges.

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by planting a mixture of both

early, late and day neutral

varieties.

Fruit trees

The pruning of pip and stone

fruit trees can begin towards the

end of May. Aim to reduce the

height of fruit trees to manageable

levels for picking and

maintenance work. Remove all

inward growing branches and any

‘crisscrossing’ branches. Always

observe during the summer

months, where the fruit are on

the tree i.e., the age of the branches

that produce the fruit. After

pruning is completed follow up

with a copper spray. Be prepared

to protect young citrus trees from

Members of the cabbage

family, for example, chinese

cabbages, broccoli, cauliflowers

and cold-loving brussels sprouts

are ideally suited to the winter

garden.

Broad beans and peas grow

well in the winter months but

won’t always set their pods until

spring.

FLAVOUR: May is the time to plant garlic. Find well drained soil and

plant 100-150mm apart. It is also the time to divide and replant

perennials such as alstroemeria.

winter frosts with frost cloth.

Rose care

The flowering season is now

finished, apart from iceberg that

will continue blooming indefinitely

it seems! It is still too early

to start pruning as a warm spell

will encourage immediate new

growth after pruning, even in

early winter.

In the herb garden

The herb garden is new in what

can be termed ‘winter mode’!

As many of our culinary herbs

originated from warmer climates,

they often struggle over wet, cold

winter months. Plant frequently

Thursday May 12 2022 The Star

GARDENING 29

used herbs like mint, parsley, and

chives in containers to improve

winter performance.

Lawns

As temperatures drop, so will

the rate of grass growth. Check

for early signs of ‘wet spots’ in the

lawn, that may require additional

drainage before the areas become

too wet. With new lawns, raise

the level when mowing. On

established lawns where ‘levels’

may be not as required; this is

the perfect time for rolling (helps

flatten the ground) as the soil is

moist but not too wet and minor

undulations in the lawn can be

‘ironed out’.

Winter is a good time to rest some of the vege beds

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30

SPORT

• By Chris Barclay

TWO organisations synonymous

with sporting success revealed

their ruthless streak, but there

was still a feel-good storyline

for one of club rugby’s battlers,

Belfast.

Cashmere Technical reasserted

their dominance in football’s

Southern League with an

11-2 demolition of Mosgiel

AFC, enabling the defending

champions to keep the pressure

on leaders Christchurch United,

the only other unbeaten side in

the competition featuring sides

from Canterbury and Otago.

Rugby League

In the Canterbury Rugby

League premiership, perennial

grand finalists and last season’s

runners-up Linwood posted a

century against Papanui, a 20-

try, 102-0 rout which emphasised

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Cashmere Technical reassert dominance

DOUBLE STRIKE:

Cashmere Technical’s Lyle

Matthysen watches one of

his two goals head for the

net against Mosgiel AFC.

PHOTO: MATT HASTINGS

THIS WEEKEND’S TOP CLASHES

the gulf in class from top to

bottom.

Six tries inside the opening

quarter set the tone as the Keas

powered to a 56-0 lead at halftime

and they far from rested on

their laurels after the break.

Canterbury Bulls forward Kyle

Amer notched four tries while

wing Maka Mohi finished with

a hat-trick as Linwood, who

featured 12 try-scorers - firmed

as competition favourites after

ceding the title to Hornby last

year.

Hornby’s premiership defence

is yet to gather momentum with

the Eastern Eagles adding to

the Panthers early season woes

through an 18-8 victory at Leslie

Park, highlighted by centre Pio

Ioane’s treble.

The Eagles can build on that

momentum on Saturday against

Papanui while Hornby have another

opportunity to get off the

mark against Celebration Lions,

who were shaded in a tight clash

by the Northern Bulldogs, 16-10.

The Kaiapoi-based side now

take on the in-form Halswell

Hornets – who beat Riccarton

36-10 last weekend – while

Linwood, the only unbeaten

team in the quest for the regular

season’s Massetti Cup, are

expected to extend that record

when they are hosted by an

improving Riccarton at Crosbie

Park.

Rugby

Hornby are not alone in experiencing

contrasting fortunes,

with last year’s Christchurch

Metro Premier runners-up

Burnside also unable to replicate

the highs of 2021.

Burnside are the only winless

side in the division one club

rugby competition after Belfast

won their bottom of the table

clash 19-10.

Wooden spooners in 2021, Belfast

have already matched their

solitary win last season with a

spirited performance.

Shirley lock poised for his

300th division one game

• By Chris Barclay

HE’S NOT the tallest lock

bounding around, but when it

comes to experience Phil Watson

is head and shoulders above his

teammates.

The converted loose forward

is a game away from the 300

division one match milestone,

and the Christchurch Metro

Cup stalwart continues to

display the qualities which

make the 37-year-old such a

vital cog in the Shirley engine

room.

When last Saturday’s match

with Christchurch was in the

balance at 24-18 as the clock

wound down, 1.88m Watson was

hoisted perfectly by his lifters to

snatch a lineout against the feed,

an intervention that enabled

the visitors to absorb valuable

seconds before full-time.

The most seasoned campaigner

in Shirley’s top squad, Watson

was constantly cajoling and

directing his teammates around

Christchurch Park, before

celebrating victory – Shirley’s

second from five games – with

a bite-sized chocolate bar, and a

water. Post-match refreshments

will undoubtedly be stronger

this Saturday, as Watson records

the latest landmark appearance

of a one-club career which

started in 2003.

He joined Shirley after moving

from Ashburton to study

at Canterbury University and

debuted against New Brighton as

an openside flanker.

Later that season he harried

former Canterbury, Crusaders

and All Blacks first five-eighths

Andrew Mehrtens; he also

duelled at the breakdown with

some of the province’s other

favourite rugby sons, Matt Todd

and Reuben Thorne.

Watson has been in the wars –

he missed a season after tearing

MILESTONE: Shirley rugby stalwart Phil Watson makes his 300th senior appearance for the club on Saturday.

(Right) – Watson claims a crucial lineout possession in Shirley’s tight win over Christchurch. PHOTOS: CHRIS BARCLAY

an anterior cruciate ligament in

the opening game and endured

three ACL reconstructions

before recording his 200th appearance

in 2016.

Since then, the department

head of physical education and

health at Christchurch Boys’

High School, has proved remarkably

durable.

“I’ve been really lucky with

injuries, I’ve had niggles but

nothing too major,” he said.

“I think the reason is when

you get older, you get a bit wiser.

You know where not to go on the

field and you know what to do

after the game.”

However, the after match

ritual will be more old school at

Burwood Park after Saturday’s

clash with Belfast.

“I’ll have a couple and hopefully

a few boys can come and

celebrate with me. It’ll be a

pretty cool occasion being at

home as well,” Watson said.

He put in an 80min shift

against Christchurch, indicating

father time is yet to catch up on

the father-of-two. Their mother,

however, has gently blown the

whistle.

“This will be the last year, this

is definitely it,” he said.

“I’ve told the wife (Teresa)

about four years in a row: ‘This

is my last year’. It took a lot of

convincing to get it over the line

this year.

“She’s a very, very tolerant

woman. I’m very fortunate she

looks after the kids and let’s me

off on a Tuesday, Thursday and

Saturday.

“I still love the game and I feel

like I can contribute, but I’ve got

two young kids (aged 2-½ and

seven months).”

While proud of his longevity,

his contribution to the team

counted more than any number.

“I don’t really care too much

about numbers. I’m more about

doing what I can to help the

team,” said Watson, who has

transitioned from a fetcher to the

tight five.

“I started as a seven, then went

to six and eight. The last three to

four years I’ve gone to lock. I’m

getting a bit slower. For what I

can do, that’s my best position.”

Watson celebrated his 100-

game milestone with success

over Belfast, and although the

club has been struggling, they

did break their 2022 duck with

victory over last year’s runnersup

Burnside last weekend.

So, there will be no room for

complacency for the milestone

man and his mates.

“I hate to say it, but they are

our bogey team,” Watson said.

“We constantly underestimate

them, and you can’t

underestimate any team. If

they get on a roll they can be

dangerous.”


Shirley now loom, with veteran

lock-loose forward Phil Watson’s

300th division one appearance

providing added motivation for

the Vikings.

Sydenham lead the standings

as the only unbeaten side in

the competition after Lincoln

University experienced their first

setback of the season, a 36-24

defeat to Linwood.

They strive to get back on track

against New Brighton, while

Sydenham take on champions

Marist Albion in the game of the

round.

Football

Garbhan Coughlan spearheaded

Cashmere Technical’s

scoring spree at Garrick Park

as Cashmere Technical boosted

their goal difference to +25 after

six successive wins; Christchurch

United lead as they have played

an extra game.

Coughlan completed his hattrick

– and the hammering – in

the 89th-minute while Lyle Matthysen

and Kian Donkers both

netted twice.

Christchurch United also

dominated Dunedin opposition,

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albeit to a lesser extent, as they

prevailed 3-1 away at Green

Island.

The frontrunners are set for

a tantalising fixture to open

round eight when United host

Cashmere Technical in a Friday

night clash on May 20, as the first

round of the Chatham Cup takes

precedence this weekend.

Cashmere Technical, the

holders, should be too strong for

Nomads United among a slate of

local derbies.

Weekend match-ups

Christchurch Metro Premier

Rugby (all Saturday 2.45pm):

HSOB v Burnside, Bob Deans

Field; University of Canterbury v

Christchurch, Ilam Fields; Shirley

v Belfast, Burwood Park; Marist

Albion v Sydenham, Edgar McIntosh

Park; Sumner v Linwood,

St Leonards Square; Lincoln University

v New Brighton, Lincoln

University.

Canterbury Rugby League Premiership

(all Saturday 2.45pm):

Celebration Lions v Hornby

Panthers, Cuthberts Green; Riccarton

Knights v Linwood Keas,

Crosbie Park; Papanui Tigers v

Eastern Eagles, Papanui Domain;

Halswell Hornets v Northern

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Bulldogs, Halswell Domain.

Southern League football:

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Cup first round matches:

Ferrymead Bays v FC Twenty 11,

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Bear in mind though, the 500 is

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P 379 7100

E mike@starmedia.kiwi

The Star Classifieds

Business Opportunity

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Due to demand of work and retirements we are

urgently seeking keen, motivated franchisee’s.

Low as possible start up costs.

Capital gains as you go. Full office support.

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Cars Wanted

OLD VEHICLES

WANTED

Sell your old and unwanted vehicles for cash!

CAR - VAN - TRUCK - 4X4 - UTE - CAMPERVAN

Dead or alive, no WOF, no REGO, accident damaged, water

damaged, fire damaged, insurance write off, deregistered.

All makes and models - petrol and diesel

Home & Property appears every Thursday, delivered FREE

throughout Christchurch

For more information and bookings, contact Mike Fulham

M: 021 300 567 E: mike@starmedia.kiwi

Protect your asset with

regular maintenance

With your house being your biggest asset, why wouldn’t you want to protect it?

Prevent significant repairs, save money cabinets, skirtings and water cylinders

and keep your home looking great by for leaks. Mould can contribute to a

ensuring your house is well-maintained range of health problems. Make sure

and safe. Maintenance can be done you take necessary health and safety

regularly or as needed to avoid minor measures, especially if there are signs

issues from becoming major. However, of black mould. In houses built or

you may need a professional for some renovated since the early 1990s, mould,

jobs such as gas, plumbing, drainage, and water stains and excessive moisture can

some electrical repairs.

also indicate that your home is a leaky

Cleaning gutters and spouting is not a building, requiring extensive repairs and

well-liked chore but is necessary. Gutters investigation by professionals.

and spouting control your house’s flow Check your roof space for mice and

of rainwater, and regularly clearing them other animals as they can chew through

will prevent a roof leak or water from wiring and cause fires. Blackening

entering your home. It’s also a great time around sockets and power points can

to check the state of your roof cladding indicate a wiring problem, so get this

and flashings (weatherproof strips) to checked as soon as possible. Investigate

ensure problems are not developing. Get any unusual noises when you plug in

blocked and damaged drains fixed as appliances, examine appliances’ cords,

soon as you become aware of any issues. ensure they are safe, and regularly clean

Many homes in Selwyn still use a log filters in dryers and washing machines.

burner for heating. As the chimney Before digging or garden maintenance,

carries pollutants and toxic gases from be aware of cables buried beneath the

your home, your chimney should be ground or located overhead.

inspected and cleaned annually. Many Keep yourself safe, as well as your

house insurance policies require regular biggest asset, by undertaking a few

chimney cleaning. Check your smoke essential maintenance tasks or getting in

alarm and detectors twice a year when a professional when needed and avoiding

daylight savings changes. They could costly and significant repairs.

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Mould or water stains could indicate

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showers,

Adult Information

A SEXY BLONDE talk

live or listen. Ph 0900 44

666. $3.99 + GST pm.

R18.

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

Car Parts

TYRES Secondhand,

most szs from $30 - $70

fitted, Also batteries, 217

Waltham Road, 027 476

2404

0800 245 246

info@kingcashforcars.co.nz

Your

Earthquake

damaged

home!

Talk to us if you are serious about

selling your “As is Where is” home.

We have sold over

150 “As is Where is”

homes and we have

a huge database of

qualified buyers.

Phil & Holly Jones

Ph 03-382-2230

Phil 027 435 7711

Holly 027 222 0220

holly.jones@raywhite.com

Licensed (REAA 2008) Results Realty Ltd

We have achieved

record breaking

prices recently!

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

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

Cars Wanted

CARS WANTED We buy

small Japanese vehicles,

must be tidy, cash paid

Ph Doug Drake Motors,

ChCh 03 389-1121 or 027

432 9947

CLASSIC Car wanted

1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or a

modern classic.

American, Japanese,

English or what have

you., Mazda RX2, 3, or

4. Keeping options open.

Text me with what you

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back, Ph 021 861 732.

Church Notices

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Sydenham Community

Centre

23/25 Hutcheson St

Address

Janet

Clairvoyance

Janet

Sunday 7pm

All Welcome

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

61 Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm

Address:

Shirley

Clairvoyance:

Shirley

Tuesday

Healing 1-1.45pm

Clairvoyance 2pm

PSYCHIC FAIR

Saturday

14th May

10am-2pm

$10 per reading

All Welcome

Clothing &

Accessories

RETRO Clothing wanted

for a dress up 70’s party.

Would love to get a

safari suit but anything

considered.Ph or txt

021861732

Community Events

ADDICTIVE EATERS

ANONYMOUS Had

enough of battling

food? Tired of under or

overeating or obsessing

constantly about food? We

have found freedom from

food addiction through the

Twelve Steps. We have

three meetings each week

in Christchurch. For more

information phone 03

662-9128 or visit www.

AEAnz.org

For Sale

STEEL for sale all

sections, off cuts cut

lengths. siteweld@ xtra.

co.nz Ph 0274 508 785

Funeral Directors

Funeral Directors

direct

cremation

$2,000 GSt inclusive

(includes committal)

0800 27 28 29

www.mainland

crematorium.co.nz

Direct

Cremation

No frills, No Service,

No fuss, simply

straight to the crem.

Other options

available.

Ph: 379 0178

for our brochure

or email

office@undertaker.co.nz

No Service

Cremation

$2,300

Family Funeral with Cremation $4,100

Chapel - 35 people, casket, hearse, cremation fees

Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

Garage Sales

REDWOOD 20 Rathlin

St, Sat 9am. Gardening,

tools, decorating, books,

furniture, home wares &

appliances. Many bargains

SOCKBURBN 103

Middlepark Road, Sat

9am - 2pm, furniture tools,

books, camp chairs, chilly

bins & household goods

WALTHAM 32

Shakespeare Rd, Sat 8am.

Mountain bike, whiteware,

lawnmowers, floor panels,

weather boards, h/hold

goods.

Gardening

& Supplies

PETE’S GARDENING

SERVICE Gardening,

rubbish removal, cleanups,

expert pruning, hedge

trimming, tree cutting,

good rates, no job too big

or too small, half the price

of a franchise. Ph 027 551

4118

Health & Beauty

MOBILE Toe Nail

Cutting Service with foot

and lower leg massage by

regd nurse. $50. Phone

022 281 6647


Personals

Single

Gentleman

Looking For

Companionship

Ian is a young

75yrs old gentleman,

financially secure, fit &

active. He enjoys the

outdoors, gardening,

fishing, reading,

travelling and a good

conversation. He is

looking for a genuine

lady to enjoy life with.

To meet, please call

0800 446 332

SINGLE INDEP

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loving well presented slim

lady who may be a bit

lonely or looking for some

company. Ph/txt 027 659

4425

Pets & Supplies

CATS UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

Ph 355 5022

Remote Controlled

Wanted to buy old R/C

cars 80’s to 90’s, 1/8 on

road cars, engines, parts

etc. Kyosho, Tamiya, PB

any cond PH 027 434 1014

Storage

STORAGE Long or

short term. H/hold,

boats, caravans. Popey’s

Contracting Ltd. Avail

now in Marlborough. Ph

03 577 9238

Select Services

STOP BIRDS

hail, leaves, snow & vermin from

blocking & damaging your spouting

Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with

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FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING

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NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL

MICO MESH

Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a

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03 982 8850 0800 486532

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To Lease

Office space to lease,

CBD area. 60 - 100 sqm.

Comp priced. Flexible

lease period. Call Shane

for more details on 021

381 765

To Let

RooM

to Rent

phillipstown

Includes furniture, heat pump,

smart TV, power & internet.

(Subsidy & assistance may be available)

ph/txt steve

021 472 737

Trades & Services

SHOWER

CLEANING

Gold card

discounts

for sparkling

results

021 0228 2485

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

CAR REMOVALS

CASH PAID

FOR DAMAGED

CARS & TRUCKS

ELECTRICIAN

Contact for a free quote

phone 027 331 0400

dave@davesimpsonelectrical.co.nz

davesimpsonelectrical.co.nz

Experienced Domestic Electrician

Quality Workmanship

• New Build

• Renovations

• Fault finding

Phone or text

details to

021 1056 797 - 24/7

PAINTING & PlAsTerING

• PAINTING • TILING

• PLASTERING

• WALLPAPERING

Phone Kevin Steel

• Power

• Lighting

• Switchboards

• Interior/Exterior

• New Homes & Repaints

• Quality workmanship assured

• Correct preparation always undertaken

• 20+ years experience

• Earthquake repairs

(Painting/Plastering/Wallpapering/Tiling)

Ph 027 216 8946

www.facebook.com/kevinsteelpainters&decorators

Email: kpsteel@xtra.co.nz

Thursday May 12 2022 The Star 35

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

DECORATORS

Selwyn based but

service the whole of

the South Island

• New Paint • Floor & Roof

• Repaints Painting

• Wallpapering • Spray Painting

• Fences • Commercial

• Repairs • Timber Finishing

• Feature Walls • Plastering

027 724 6846 027 PAINTIN

email: andertondecorators@gmail.com

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Asphalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on

021 338 247

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

TRADES

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DRIVEWAYS

Exposed Aggregate

Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

landscaping

Landscape

Construction and

Garden Maintenance

You can have your gardens, trees,

shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best

all year round, for a great price.

Residential & Commercial Landscaping

• Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation

• Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance

• Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups

New Home Landscaping

Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features

• Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual

• Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388

Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

SCRAP METAL

Dominion Trading Co Ltd

• Scrap metal buyers

• Canterbury owned & operated

• Top prices paid $$$

• Open Saturday morning

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

www.happyscrappy.co.nz

03 343 9993 333 Blenheim Rd

LANDSCAPING

Call Aaron &

the team today!

For the Outdoor

Space of your

Dreams...

Paving, Irrigation,

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

PLUMBER

NEED A PLUMBER?

• Father & son Plumbing Business with over

40 years experience.

• Bathroom alterations a specialty.

• Cylinder replacements.

• We do all small jobs.

Call us now for fast friendly service.

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quick smart - on time!!

THOMSON PLUMBING

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Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

TREE SERVICES

CRAIGS

TREES

Our services include:

Tree felling

Branch chipping

Trimming and pruning

Crown reduction

Stump grinding

P: 027 2299 454

E: craigstrees@xtra.co.nz

www.craigstrees.co.nz

Fully insured

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468


36 The Star Thursday May 12 2022

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

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

SHOWER

CLEANING

Gold card

discounts

for sparkling

results

021 0228 2485

Trades & Services

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

rooF

painting

by Certified Tradesman

Book now

and receive

20% discount.

Rope and harness

a speciality.

No scaffolding

required.

30 years

experience.

Free quotes,

call Craig

021 060 2392

Get your property in

ship-shape

before winter

We are your local specialists

in House Washing and Moss Treatments,

including paths, roofs and decks, gutter

cleans and much more.

Rejuvenate and prolong the life of your

paint work – saving you money!

Call us today on 0274 907 364.

Trades & Services

AAA HANDYMAN

licensed carpenter

LBP, all property and

building maintenance,

repairs, bathroom/shower

installations, with free

quotes 03 387 0770 or 027

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

ARBORIST

Qualified.Copper

Beech Tree Services.

Tree removal, pruning,

height reduction, hedge

trimming, shaping, tree

planting, firewood. Free

Quote. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741.

copperbeechtreeservices@

gmail.com

BRICK & BLOCK

LAYING

all restoration work

and new work plus

foundations, ph 342 9340

or 021 853 033

BUILDER QUALIfIED

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms,

Kitchens, Renovations,

Repairs & Extensions

Free quotes. Discount for

pensioners. Ph Mike 03

980 9771 or 027 2266 930

BUILDER

MAINTENANCE

Chris has a wide-ranging

skillset and is available

for all those pressing jobs

around your property,

(includes Healthy Homes

Reporting and all related

remedial works).

Have peace of mind

with a fully qualified

owner operater LBP.

Servicing Christchurch

and Kaikoura. Call Chris

on 027 3888 211. office@

prowessbuilding.co.nz

www.prowessbuilding.

co.nz

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

Licensed Building

Practitioner no. 100981.

All carpentry & building

repairs & maintenance.

Alterations & property

upgrades.Laundries /

bathroom / kitchens

replaced. Specialising in

replacement of all rotten

timber, fascia boards,

window, windowsills etc.

John Sandford, ph 329

4616, mob 027 5189 598

johnsandford2@gmail.

com

ELECTRICIAN

All types of domestic

& commercial work

undertaken, new housing,

alterations, extensions,

ranges, security lights,

quick response, efficient

service, free quotes,

city -wide. No call out

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

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027

7331384.

ELECTRICIAN

A Prompt & reliable

registered electrician

with 24 years experience

for all residential and

commercial work, new

housing and switch board

replacements. Phone Chris

027 516 0669

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

“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

Trades & Services

0508 H2O BOY

426 269

027 245 5100

ELECTRICIAN

Available, repairs and

small jobs. Phone Brian

027 433 9548

ELECTRICIAN (CERT)

Prompt, quality. Call Jack

027 206 0080

fENCING

All types of fencing . Free

quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

1920

GLAZIER

Glass repairs - pet doors

- conservatory roofs. Exp

Tradesman. Call Bill on

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

GLAZIER

Glass repairs - pet doors

- conservatory roofs. Exp

Tradesman. Call Bill on

022 413 3504 or 981-1903

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.

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

Landscaping on facebook.

FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

NICK@NICKJONESPLUMBING.CO.NZ

Trades & Services

DIRTY TILES

& GROUT?

Our unique restoration

processes will make your

tiled areas look NEW again!

We specialise in professional

cost effective solutions for

all your tile & grout issues.

• Tiled shower makeovers

• Re-colouring old grout

• Mouldy silicone replacement

• Professional tile/grout

cleaning, sealing & repairs

Trades & Services

BT LANDSCAPING

General garden

maintenance, paving,

concreting & footpaths.

Free quotes. Ph Ben 027

350 1963

LAWN SCARIfYING/

DETHATCHING

Scarifying allows moisture

and nutrients to reach the

soil. All material removed.

Love Your Lawn. 021 211

5911

MOBILE CAR

CLEANING SERVICES

We come to you where

ever you are. Ring us

at 03 281 8054 for free

quotation.

PAINTING

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

yrs exp, same day quotes,

ph Steve 021 255 7968

PAINTING

PLASTERING

Free quotes. Int/ext &

roof painting Family run

business, work guaranteed.

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Kerin or Paul 022 191

7877 or 379-1281. Website

www.swedekiwipainting.

co.nz

PAINTER,QUALIfIED

local professional, Int /

Ext,roofs,wallpaper, call

or text Corban 027 846

5035

PAINTING

Interior & Exterior,

Fences, airless spraying.

Ph 027 224 2831

PAINTER

Free quotes & advice.

Trade cert,36 yrs exp. Int/

Ext. John 0211 975 597

Call today for a FREE quote on 0800 882 772

www.theprogroup.co.nz/dpc9385

Trades & Services

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

PLASTERING

Gary 4 Fixing, stopping,

solid plastering, brick

repairs & painting. 021

529 022 / 342 8950

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

PLUMBER

All plumbing work..

Pensioner discount. No

job too small. Friendly,

reliable & professional

service & workmanship Ph

Nigel 027 4136004

or 385 2930

PREPARED TO

LOSE...

all your computer stuff?

Get an effective backup

from us. Computer Help

ChCh 0800 349 669

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, scrap & old

cars in going order &

motorbikes. ph Chch 022

434 6047 or 027 380 4934

ROOfING

All Roof repairs, Roof

painting, moss treatments,

Gutter cleaning 10 + yrs

exp, free quotes 24 / 7, Ph

027 516 6609

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Van, Trailer Rubbish

Removal. Ph Gary 342-

8950, 021 529 022

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

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

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avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

Public Notices

OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENT

TERM 3 & 4 2022

Enrolment at our school is

governed by an enrolment

scheme, details of which are

available from the school office

and on the website. Applications

for 4 out-of-zone places are now

being invited for new entrants

who will become eligible for

enrolment during the period

Term 3 & 4 2022.

To apply for an out-of-zone

application please email

admin@thorrington.ac.nz

The deadline for receipt of

applications for out-of-zone

places is 3.30pm Wednesday 8

June 2022.

If a ballot for out-of-zone places

is required, it will be held on

Friday 10 June 2022.

Parents will be informed of the

outcome of the ballot within

three school days of the ballot

being held. Any questions can

be directed to the email address

above or phone 03 332 7480.

Public Notices

Tuition

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or Mobile. Please contact

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Senior Citizens

Outings

with Companion Driving Service Ltd

Our happy group on last weeks tour to fox glacier

WINTER CLOSE DOWN

Because of impending road conditions

during the winter months we will take a

break until September. Listed below are

some of the upcoming tours we intend

to take:

Tour 1: Kaikoura - Picton & mail boat run - Coastal

Pacific train back to ChCh. 2 nights/3 days.

Tour 2: ChCh to Omarama - Omarama to Fox

Glacier - Arthurs Pass onto ChCh by Trans Alpine

train. 2 nights/3 days

Tour 3: ChCh to Omarama - Te Anau - Milford

Sound - Dunedin - return home - 4 nights/5 days.

Tour 4: ChCh to Omarama - Gore - Riverton - Bluff

- Invercargill - Catlins - Dunedin & return home - 4

nights/5 days.

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time. All tours are single room (no sharing) – tour

hostess for any assistance required. Free home

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THE CHRISTCHURCH

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83 Heaton Street Christchurch

Monday 23rd May 2022 at 7.00pm

Authorised by the HSOB Secretary C J Carthy

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Lincoln Road at 1pm.

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St John. Lois Jones to

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stoves, washing machines,

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Back in action!

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 379 7100 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

CLUB OPEN DAILY FROM 8AM

MAIN RECEPTION OPEN 9AM-5PM DAILY

MUSIC IS

BACK!

SATURDAY 7.30PM:

IAN MAC

SUNDAY 3PM:

REMINISCE

with

ANTHONY

RAFFLES

WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY

4PM to 6PM

-and-

SATURDAY

11AM to 1PM

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GOLD CARD

YET?

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now for the upcoming

elections and to keep your

membership number.

Crack the cube

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A chance to win

$$$ every Friday

Legends Bar

Draw is at 6.30pm

Includes a glass of house

wine or pint of beer*.

Available from 5pm in

Legends Bar only.

*Bay & Barnes Range, Kopiko Bay Range

or Speights Tap Beer Range.

Non -alcoholic options available.

AS with all

entertainers across

the country,

DnD Showband

is delighted that

restrictions on

venues have

relaxed and

dance floors are

no longer out of

bounds.

The group is set to

play a stunning

tribute to two of the

world's greatest

recording artists -

Fleetwood Mac,

and ABBA at the

Kaiapoi Club next

Saturday night.



'e

future's so bright, I gotta wear shades'




DnD Showband
















Mark Newburn, Ben Harvey, Phil Dobson

Gina Gilbreath, Jo Davern



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AlbatrossLittle Lies


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Tributes to Fleetwood Mac & ABBA

Saturday 21st May 2022, 8pm

Kaiapoi Club, 113 Ravens Quay

ph 03 327 7884.



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Bookings Essential

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ORANGE = WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

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www.gardenhotel.co.nz

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@GBCCHCH


Thursday May 12 2022 The Star 39

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 12 to Wednesday 18 May 2022

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Thursday

7.30pm - Sam Heselwood. Friday 8pm -

Urge to Kill! MMXXII, $10 entry.

Saturday 8pm - Imperial Slave, tickets at

undertheradar.co.nz. Wednesday 7.30pm

- Mac & TJ, free.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo

St: Thursday 7pm - NZ Songwriters in

the Round presents Songwriters' Open

Mic Night, original material welcome,

free. Friday 9pm - Live music, free.

Saturday 8.30pm - The Convincers

(rock'n'roll with attitude), free. Sunday

5pm - Miller Bell Music presents The

Manuka Hunnies Live in Concert, feat.

Lynette Diaz, Susan L Grant, Nicole

Reddington & Sophia Bidwell, tickets

from millerbellmusic.com or Eventfinda,

door sales (cash only) $20. Monday 7pm

- Quiz. Wednesday 7pm - Dig The Gig

2022 UC band competition feat. Gecho,

Kenring, Crown, & Missing Mabel, free.

BOO'S BAR, Level 1, 98 Victoria St:

Thursday 8pm - Topia. Friday 8pm -

Anand; 10.30pm - VOXY Duo. Saturday

8pm - Kate Owen; 10.30pm -

D'Sendantz. Wednesday 9pm - Open

Mic.

BRIDIE'S BAR, 401 Worcester St:

Saturday 3pm - DnD DUO (Jojo &

Mark). Sunday 3pm - Nick Buchanan.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, 30

Victoria St: Thursday 7pm - Chur Bro.

Friday 7pm - Cairns & Downes; 10.15pm

- D'Sendantz. Saturday 7pm - Chur Bro;

10.15pm - Rockabella.

CHRISTCHURCH FOLK MUSIC

CLUB, Irish Society Hall, 29

Domain Tce: Sunday 7.30pm - Braggins

& Wardrop & Dunne, $20 members/$25

non/$5 students with ID.

FAT EDDIES, 76 Hereford St:

Thursday 6pm - Wranglin, tickets at

events.humanitix.com; 10pm - Black &

Gold. Friday 5pm - The Curio Club; 8pm

- Chilton House; 11pm - Liam Pram;

11.30pm - Mirrors. Saturday 5pm - Funk

City Duo; 8pm - The In Crowd; 11pm -

Tumehe Rongonui; 11.30pm - VOXY.

Sunday 3pm - Sunday Swing Garden City

Big Band.

HORNBY CLUB, 17 Carmen Rd:

Saturday 7pm - Ian Mac. Sunday 3pm -

Reminisce with Anthony.

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven Quay:

Saturday 21st May, 8pm - DnD

Showband presents Tributes to Fleetwood

KAIAPOI CLUB cont...

Mac & ABBA, tickets $25 at the club,

door sales $30.

MICKY FINN'S, 85a Hereford St:

Friday 10.30pm - Uncovered. Saturday

10.30pm - Shadow Puppet.

RICHMOND CLUB 'The Borough',

75 London St: Friday 7pm - The

Pistons. Saturday 7pm - Mockingbird.

Sunday 3pm - Lissel.

SHARKEY'S BAR, 96 Hoon Hay Rd:

Sunday 4pm - Open Mic. Tuesday 7pm -

Karaoke.

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB, 291 Lincoln

Rd: Friday & Saturday - Live music.

Wednesday 7pm - Willie's Open Mic.

TEMPS BAR, 21 Goulding Ave:

Saturday 8.30pm - Titanic.

THE BOG, 50 Victoria St: Thursday

7pm - Quiz. Friday 10pm - The

Wolverines. Saturday 7pm - Derin

Thompson; 11pm - Diamond Blue.

Sunday 4pm - Elly & friends.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, 84b

Riccarton Rd: Friday & Saturday 9pm -

Karaoke. Tuesday 7pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 10pm - Karaoke.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

Friday 7.30pm - Open Mic. Wednesday

9.30pm - Titanic Pub Rock Covers Band.

THE LOONS, 16 Canterbury St,

Lyttelton: Friday 27th May 7pm - Al

Park 'Pony' album release with special

guest Adam McGrath, Jess Shanks, Adam

Hattaway, and Tess Liautaud, tickets at

undertheradar.co.nz.

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd:

Friday 9.30pm - Hot Sauce. Saturday

9.30pm - Old Skool. Sunday 6pm - Lance

Kiwi Karaoke. Tuesday 7pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Lance Kiwi

Karaoke.

THE PIANO, 156 Armagh St: Friday

20th to Sunday 22nd May (5 shows) - A

Natural Woman. Join Ali Harper and a

stellar band as she showcases all the hit

songs of legendary singer/songwriter

Carole King. Bookings at

www.aliharper.com

b ru

n c

h

all

$20

THE ENTERTAINMENT HUB OF THE NORTH!

OPEN FROM 11AM

A tribute to

A

eggs florentine

Two poached Eggs on

Smoked Salmon &

Baby Spinach with

toasted muffin & lemon

pancakes

with Berry Coulis & Cream

french toast

with Banana, Bacon &

Maple Syrup

b.l.t. on focaccia

with Hash Browns

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

10am - 2pm

WWW.DNDSHOWBAND.COM PRESENTS

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A

SATURDAY 21 MAY, 8PM

PRE SALE TICKETS $25 AT THE CLUB.. DOOR SALES $30.

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SATURDAY 4th JUNE

Tickets

$25

at the club

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

all day

english breakfast

Hash Browns, Sausages,

Bacon, Eggs, Grilled Tomato,

toast & spreads

mince on toast

Savoury mince served on

toast topped with

Poached Eggs.

bacon &

mushroom

served on garlic toasted roll

with salad or coleslaw & fries

Kid's brunch menu also available

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn

Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

VACCINE PASS

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REQUIRED

POOL TABLES

OPEN

HOUSIE

12.30PM

THURSDAY

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7PM THUR 26th

BISTRO

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Wednesday,

Thursday &

Sunday

12pm-2pm &

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Friday & Saturday

12pm-2pm &

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CLOSED

Monday & Tuesday

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Bacon Cheese Burger,

Fried Chicken Burger,

Lamb Burger, or

Falafel Burger

+ House Drink

LIVE MUSIC

DnD DUO

SAT. 3-6PM

NICK

BUCHANAN

SUN. 3-6PM

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401 WORCESTER ST

PHONE (03) 260 0325

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40 The Star Thursday May 12 2022

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Dark Green

Golden

Greenery

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$

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Sofa Bed $1649 $1499

Charcoal

Black PU

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Dark Grey

Black

Blue

Light Grey

WAS $179

$

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Dark Blue and Black

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$

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Queen Headboard $529 $479

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Chest $1249 $1129

Dining Table $899 $839

Coffee Table $469 $439

Buffet $1249 $1129

TV Unit $899 $869

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