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1 – 3 July

2022

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022

Learning

through

bottle

top

lids

• By Emily Moorhouse

WHILE MOST people throw

away bottle top lids when they’re

finished with them, one man

sees the value they hold, and

collects every lid he can get

his hands on.

In Chris Koch’s garage

lies around one million

bottle cap lids, waiting

to be repurposed into

art, jewellery or his latest

creation, Liddy Boards which

are being trialled at Riccarton

Primary School.

Koch collects bottle lids from

the community at the New

Brighton Seaside Market and uses

them to reduce plastic waste and

raise awareness on how things

can be recycled.

He

moved to

New Zealand

from Germany eight

years ago with his wife

Vicky and they started their

business Poly Lab NZ just before

Covid hit.

• Turn to page 4

www.starnews.co.nz

CREATIVE: Chris Koch is

trialling his latest creation

Liddy Boards at a primary

school and said it could

help children who find it

difficult to concentrate or

sit still.

Christchurch Arena

Rugby

league

mainstays

open new

clubrooms

• By Chris Barclay

MERV Whittaker helped

fundraise to build Halswell rugby

league’s now earthquake-doomed

clubrooms back in the 1970s, so

appropriately he was given the

honour of opening its successor.

The 84-year-old and fellow club

life member Peter Lewis, an original

player when the club formed

in 1960, were centre stage when

the new community facility was

opened on Saturday, to coincide

with legends day at Halswell

Domain.

Whittaker cut the ribbon with

Lewis – the club’s longest serving

life member – in support.

Although Whittaker never

played for the club he was a longterm

coach of junior grades and

a committee member when the

previous clubrooms were opened

in 1978.

“Dad was one of the mainstays

behind building the clubrooms

that will be knocked down. They

came up with ‘buy a brick, buy a

chair or buy a table’, that’s how

the club was formed really,” said

Whittaker’s son, fellow Hornets

stalwart Jeff.

“It was a proud moment to cut

the ribbon. It was great to see so

many old players, old coaches,

managers and trainers. It was a

very special day for the club.”

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JP Clinic at Hornby

Thursday, 9.30-11am

Hornby Library

A justice of the peace is on site to take

oaths, declarations, affidavits and

affirmations; to witness signatures on

documents and to certify document

copies. The JP can also witness

citizenship applications, sponsorship

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English Conversation Club

Thursday, 11am-noon

Upper Riccarton Library

The Conversation Club is a relaxed

drop-in group where anyone is welcome

to come and practice conversations

in English. This is not a class,

but an opportunity to talk with others

in English and meet new people.

Great for ESOL learners. Formerly

known as the Culture Exchange.

GenConnect

Thursday, 1-1.45pm

Upper Riccarton Library

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Knit ‘n’ Yarn, Thursday, 10.30am-1.45pm, Upper Riccarton Library. Go

along and enjoy a chat with others as you knit. For anyone who loves to

knit or wants to learn.

Thursday Takeover

Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

A chance for teens to takeover the

computer lab and creative space.

Get creative and relax with bad art,

play some board games, play some

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DJ Decks or jamming on Logic Pro

and Garage Band, have a go with

3D printing or cutting vinyl sticker

slaps, or just chill and chat and use

the PCs. Different activities are

provided every week. Suitable for

teens 12 years and above. Please

note, some sessions this term will be

unsupervised drop-in.

Thursday June 30 2022

Beats Lab

Friday, 3-4.30pm

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

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12+, some activities can be provided

for those that are younger on request.

Wā Kōrero-Storytimes

Monday, 10-10.30am

Upper Riccarton Library

Meet others in our community

when you and your pre-schooler go

along for a fun variety of stories,

songs and rhymes which foster

children’s literacy. All whānau and

caregivers welcome.

Family History Help

Wednesday, 11am-1pm

Upper Riccarton Library

Go along to Upper Riccarton

Library to find out more about your

family history. A member of the

Canterbury Branch of the New

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022

Commonwealth Games

logo back on grandstand

• By Fiona E lis

THE NAVY and red logo was a staple of Christchurch’s 1974

Commonwealth Games.

Forty-eight years later, it can once again be seen at

Hornby’s Denton Park, where the games’ cycling events took

place at the velodrome. • Turn to page 4

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Garden,

pantry

on the

move

• By Fiona E lis

CURRENTLY thriving in

peak season, this summer will

be the last in Peverel St for the

Riccarton Community Garden

and Pātaka.

However, Nick Te Paa (right)

is staying positive abou the

move that will be required

when the lease on the 151

Peverel St site expires in September.

Te Paa and his wife Loretta

helped set up the community

garden in 2013, later expanding

the projec to include a community

pantry, or pātaka.

At not quite 4 sq m, the

pātaka was too sma l for the

weekly average of about 40

people it helped to feed, Te Paa

said.

“We don’t have the capacity

to store here, so a lot of the stuff

is stored at my place, in the

garage.”

He hoped to rebuild it at

twice the current size when a

new location was settled on.

“A l that extra wi l be just

storage space, and that’ l

free up my garage. One side’s

completely taken up with food.”

The end of the Kāinga Ora

lease was likely to mean the

separation of the garden and

the pantry.

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• By Fiona E lis

A VOLUNTEER community

patrol has been tasked with

policing dangerous intersections

in a bid to improve driver

behaviour.

The Hornby Community

Patrol has been monitoring three

intersections, including one where

a cyclist died after co liding with a

truck.

Patrol

secretary Ann

Smith said

the patrol had

been tasked

by police with

focusing on the

three locations,

including the

intersection of

Shands and Halswell

Junction Rds, where cyclist

Russe l Ramsden was ki led last

May.

The Buchanans and Carmen

Rds intersection was also being

monitored, along with the

Main South and Springs Rds

intersection.

This is part of a steady but

quiet summer for the 45-member

volunteer team, who patrol

between five and six times per

week.

Simply being seen made a

difference, Smith said.

• Turn to page 4

Ann Smith


Thursday June 30 2022 3

Symbolic gate finds fitting new home

• By John Cosgrove

A SYMBOLIC red torii gate once

located in the gardens by the main

stand at Riccarton Racecourse

has began its move to a new life at

Halswell Quarry Park.

Originally constructed in 2012

as part of the annual Japan Day

festivities, the three-metre-high

gate was placed in open air storage

when the buildings around it

were demolished.

Members of the Christchurch-

Kurashiki Sister City Committee

began the process of relocating the

gate from its racecourse storage

site to the park, where it will be restored

and put up in the Kurashiki

garden.

It will become the gateway to

one of the city council’s six sister

city gardens located in the park

area.

Former committee chairman

David Bolam-Smith said they

were first moving the gate to a

more secure site, inside away

from the elements.

“There, over the next few years,

it will be cleaned and restored

before we reinstall it into the

garden,” he said.

Bolam-Smith said since

Covid-19 the annual Japan Day

parade and festival celebrating

the relationship between

Christchurch and Kurashiki had

faded into history, and it would

be nice to see the red torii gate

back in the public eye.

ON THE MOVE: Christchurch-Kurashiki Sister City Committee

members Gus Fahy, Andrew McGeorge and David Bolam-

Smith relocating the torii gate from Riccarton Racecourse to

its new home at Halswell Quarry Park (top right).

PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE

A torii gate is a traditional

Japanese gate that symbolically

marks the transition from the

mundane to the sacred.

In October and November

2023, the Christchurch-

Kurashiki Sister City Committee

will be celebrating the 50th

anniversary of the charter

signing, with a range of activities

including a three-month-long

yachting rally from New Zealand

to Japan, various cultural

exchanges, and mayoral visits

between both Kurashiki and

Christchurch.

PHOTO: CCC

SYMBOLIC: A torii gate is typically found at the entrance

to a Shinto shrine and marks the transition from the

mundane to the sacred.

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Frustration leads to project

• From page 1

“It’s almost like a Covid lockdown

project . . . we started with

zero money so basically just in

our free time,” he said.

Koch was inspired to start

making things out of recycled

bottle top lids from a group in

Holland who started a precious

plastic movement, recycling

plastic in small quantities.

He was also frustrated with the

amount of waste being produced

after participating in beach clean

ups around New Brighton.

Koch made his first Liddy

Board for his five-year-old twins

Mateo and Rosalie who had just

started school as a way for them

to practice counting.

However, they used it more for

making patterns and pictures,

leaving Koch to believe that it

could be good for fine motor DESIGN: Chris Koch’s son

difficult to do by hand.

Koch, an air conditioning technician

works four days a week,

dedicating Fridays and Saturdays

to Poly Lab NZ.

He started off with a small

sandwich press, melting down

the bottle top lids to shape into

jewellery and art pieces but now

has four large sandwich presses

and always has two on the go.

“I don’t ever use any new materials

when I make something, it’s

recycled, reused, repurposed. It’s

all about the circular economy –

right.” he said.

“I believe we can do so much

with all these amazing materials,

it’s very high quality stuff they

put out there, even the bottle lids,

they’re food grade plastic and

they’re only used once so there’s

nothing wrong with it.”

Koch washes the bottle lids by

skills.

Mateo uses the board to putting them through a double

This gave him the idea to implement

make patterns and pictures. cycle in the washing machine

the boards into primary

and uses about 150 for a board,

schools and donated one to the them and being creative and the depending on its size.

school to act as a test run. kids start talking about recycling He said the feedback he’s received

about the Liddy Boards so

Koch received a text from the and bottle caps, it’s pretty cool,”

librarian that said the pupils he said.

far has been “really encouraging”

use it every single day, mostly Koch makes the boards from and he hopes to make more to

playing imaginary games but wooden off-cuts he collects from start selling eventually.

also a lot of pattern making and joineries, putting it through a “It gets me motivated to carry

conversations about throwing machine called a table top CNC on and make more. At the

away bottle lids.

router that shaves the board moment we’ve all been a bit

Koch said the feedback is down, leaving small cylinders for ick and inflation is rising and

encouraging and he thinks the the bottle lids to slip onto. the Ukraine war and everything

boards could be beneficial for He makes the design of the so it’s a bit of a weird time,” he

kids

263

with special needs who may boards using

x

a computer

180

program

which then gets cut by a “Sometimes I’m a bit

said.

have a hard time concentrating

and sitting still.

router in the machine, allowing demotivated but then this kind

“It’s a calming activity for for precise shapes that would be of gets me going again.”

Thursday June 30 2022

OFFICIAL: Jeff Whittaker, Merv Whittaker, Peter Lewis and

current club president Devon Harding at the opening of the

new Halswell clubrooms.

League club’s new

venue opened

• From page 1

The $2 million

project – financed by

an insurance payout,

plus support from the

Lottery Grants Board,

Canterbury West

Coast Air Rescue Trust

and Kiwi Gaming

Foundation – was more

than a decade in the

making.

And although rugby

league is the focal point,

other codes are expected

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TALENT: The combined Christ’s College/Rangi Ruru Girls’ School production of Light at the End of the Tunnel features hit songs from Broadway

productions including Grease, Mamma Mia! and Starlight Express.

Student sports stars turn to acting

CHRIST’S COLLEGE sports

stars are swapping their singlets

and jerseys for glittering gowns

and heavy make-up to step

into the spotlight as drag queens

for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

They are among the leading

lights more known for their

sporting prowess now starring

in the new Christ’s College/

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

co-production of Light at the

End of the Tunnel featuring the

biggest hit songs from Broadway

musicals.

Senior A and reigning champion

basketball players Jacob

Clements, Ed Davidson, Will

Jones and Bruno Vaughan, who

is also a top rower, and rugby

talent Albie Roberts and Zinzan

Bondarenko-Leatua are at

their glamourous best for their

Priscilla song, I Will Survive.

Several of these boys also feature

in a popular song from Mamma

Mia!

Both leading footballer Harry

Sharr and promising rugby

player Max Topham share their

superb roller-skating skills for

one of the musical highlights

from Starlight Express.

Formidable rugby talent and

standout singer Josh Ratulomai

commands the stage in his solos

from Sweeney Todd: The Demon

Barber of Fleet Street and Rent,

while top volleyball player Matty

Brett rocks out in Grease.

From Rangi Ruru Girls’

School, Canterbury representative

basketball and water polo

player Georgia Dan stars in

Starlight Express, along with top

volleyball player Lucy Aitken

featuring in Chess and The

Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Three talented young sportswomen

also shine in Legally

Blonde, including water polo

and football star Natalya Flood,

dragon-boat specialist Saamya

Gulati and para-athlete Una

Kinajil-Reding.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

was born out of the pandemic

after Covid-19 stymied plans to

produce Starlight Express at College

this year.

College director of drama

Hannah Clarkson and director

of theatre arts Peter Rutherford

say all the disruption of the

past year has prompted a quick

change of plans that has resulted

in a wonderful new production.

“The students have been racing

from sports practices and highpressure

games back to the stage

for rehearsals, costume fittings

and make-up tutorials. They have

brought fresh bounce and deft

steps, along with magnificent

voices and fine acting skills.”

Light at the End of the Tunnel

will be held from July 5 to 7 at

the Christ’s College assembly

hall.

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christchurch

A word from Ilam MP

Sarah

Pallett

I’m really proud that we’ve delivered

on Labour’s election commitment to

establish a public holiday to celebrate

Matariki. For the first time this

year, people here in Canterbury and

across the country have the chance

to enjoy a mid-winter holiday that is

uniquely our own.

Matariki heralds the start of the

Māori New Year and has increasingly

become a time of celebration not

just for Māori, but for many people

in Ōtautahi Christchurch and across

New Zealand. By making Matariki

a public holiday, we’re ensuring that

everyone can spend this special time

with friends and family.

We know that there are lots of

benefits to public holidays, and we’ve

seen business leaders around the

country noting that Matariki will

provide a real boost to the tourism

and hospitality sectors, with lots

of families planning mid-winter

holidays.

Alongside New Zealand’s reputation

for manaakitanga and being a

beautiful place to visit, te ao Māori is

another drawcard for international

guests, as it’s unique to Aotearoa.

Matariki is another great opportunity

for us to share our country’s history

and culture with the world.

This Matariki, there were a range of

events on across the country to help

us celebrate and it was pleasing to

see many in our community come

together to mark the start of the

Māori New Year.

Whether your family already had

Matariki traditions, or you took the

opportunity to start new ones – I

hope you and your loved ones got a

chance to come together and enjoy

New Zealand’s first Matariki public

holiday. Mānawatia a Matariki.

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Thursday June 30 2022

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Sports stars shine at St Margaret’s

WITH THE resumption

of international sports, St

Margaret’s College has a strong

contingent of students wearing

the silver fern when they head

overseas to compete in their

respective sports.

Director of sport Helen

Belcher said while SMC girls

have regularly represented New

Zealand in rowing and tennis,

there has been growing interest

in basketball and kayaking, and

orienteering and fencing have

been introduced as new codes at

the school.

“International competition is

hugely important for the girls

– it exposes them to a higher

level of play and develops their

skills. It gives our athletes

the opportunity to combine

overseas travel and play the

sport they love while having a

strong support system around

them. For those of our girls

looking at applying for overseas

universities, it will enhance

their applications.”

Belcher said that competing

internationally helps the girls

to develop confidence, gives

athletes the opportunity to

experience other cultures and

perspectives, and to develop

independence and adaptability.

“These athletes are particularly

humble about their achievements

and grateful for the opportunities

that are available to them

this year.”

The girls heading or already

offshore are:

• Ivy Brown is in the under-17

national basketball team vying

for honours in the under-16

women’s FIBA Asia Cup in

Jordan. Finishing in the top

four will earn them a spot in the

under-17 women’s FIBA World

Cup, which is held next month in

Hungary.

• Katherine Babington is in the

NZ Junior World Orienteering

Championship team of six young

women and six young men competing

at the upcoming Junior

World Orienteering Champs in

Portugal.

• Grace Farrell and Jemma

Burrowes are part of the under-19

New Zealand women’s

eight competing at the 2022

World Rowing under-19 championships

in Varese, Italy, from

July 27 to 31.

• Lucia Gale made the under-15

tennis team that will

compete in Queensland at the

Australian teams event.

• Milo Neil has been on guard

in Sydney at the Oceania and

Australian cadet (under-17)

fencing championship. She’s

also has been selected for

the New Zealand team in

the Commonwealth fencing

championship (under-17/cadet

grade) to be held in London,

August 9-20.

• Brie Cox has won selection

for the New Zealand under-18

sprint kayaking team and will

compete in the Asia Pacific Cup

in Japan, September 29-October

2. She is also in the Canoe Racing

New Zealand talent ID training

squad.

• Sisters Katherine and Anna

(Left to right): Ivy

Brown, Katherine

Babington, Anna

Babington, Brie

Cox, Lucia Gale

(kneeling), Milo

Neil, Grace Farrell,

Jemma Burrowes.

Babington are in the New

Zealand schools orienteering

team travelling to the Australian

schools championships in

September. Both girls are also

competing at the European

youth orienteering champs in

Budapest in early July although

not representing New Zealand.

• Ruby Young is shortly heading

to Australia and Fiji to compete

in under-18 International

Tennis Federation tournaments,

although isn’t part of a New

Zealand team as players enter

themselves.

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Budget 2022 is

DELIVERING

for Wigram

We know that the last few years

have been challenging for

everyone and many of those

challenges are still with us.

Everything in Budget 2022

is about putting Kiwis at the

forefront and supporting people

now while securing their future.

Hon Megan Woods MP for Wigram

With Budget 2022, we’re delivering:

• More support for families with our cost of living

package.

• Extra support for first home buyers, by lifting the price

caps on First Home Grants.

• Lifesaving healthcare with more paramedics and

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• New classrooms and extra funding for schools.

• An extension to the fuel tax cut, reduced road user

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• Dental grants for low-income Kiwis tripled from $300

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Thursday June 30 2022 15

Budget 2022

At its core, Budget 2022 is about people’s

wellbeing and strikes a careful balance to build

on our successful response to COVID-19, but

also looking forward to support Kiwis to seize the

opportunities of a more secure future.

Despite the impacts of COVID-19, our

unemployment rate is at record low 3.2%, we are

keeping debt low, and New Zealand’s economy has

grown faster than other countries with the GDP up

3% in the last quarter.

This Budget creates economic security for all. We

are investing to secure our future, making sure

Kiwis can access world class healthcare, growing a

skilled workforce and accelerating our transition to

a low emissions economy.

I’m proud to be part of Government that is putting

Kiwis at the forefront and is supporting people now

while securing their future.


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Thursday June 30 2022

Youth MP

2022!

I’m delighted to say that the

Wigram electorate will be

represented again by one

of our fantastic rangatahi

at Youth Parliament 2022,

Josh Craig.

Josh is a year 11 student at

Hillmorton High School and

is passionate about reducing

New Zealand emissions and

climate change.

For over a year now he has

been involved in the School

Strike for Climate advocating

to many local companies.

Where to find me

Megan Woods MP for Wigram

(03) 338 6347

E | Imēra: megan.woodsmp@parliament.govt.nz

W | Pae Tukutuku: www.labour.org.nz/meganwoods

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