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Australian title for karter Zach

• By Chris Barclay

ZACH TUCKER has accelerated

past another career goal, with the

talented Medbury School kart

racer winning overseas a the first

attempt.

The 11-year-old kept his nerve

after being overtaken late in final

of his cadet 12 class a the City

of Melbourne Titles on Sunday,

coolly executing a passing manoeuvre

as the chequered flag

loomed a the end of 17 hotlycontested

laps.

Message

in a bottle

found

inside war

memorial

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper

Zach, who represents New

Zealand at October’s ROK

Superfinal in Italy, qualified in

pole position a the culmination

of two days of racing in his

36-strong division.

There was lots of pressure. I

led all the way until the third to

last corner but I passed him back

on the hair pin with one corner to

go,” he said.

“I’m very proud of our team

and I really appreciate all the

A HAND-written note listing

the names of the original

stonemasons who worked on the

Citizens’ War Memorial has been

found inside the monument’s

concrete core.

The 85-year-old note was tightly

rolled-up inside a glass bottle that

was found when the memorial was

being deconstructed.

The memorial has been restored

and relocated to a new spot in

Cathedral Square, near where the

messages of support from friends

and family,” he said.

police kiosk used to be.

“It was a fluke discovery,” city

Zach qualified to race in Italy

council head of vertical capital

after defending his Vortex Mini

delivery Brent Smith said.

James Daniels’

brush with

notorious

criminal

ROK national title in Wellington

in June.

Before racing overseas for

the first time, Tucker also secured

his first national schools title

in Invercargill, claiming the

Vortex Mini ROX crown last

month.

Zach’s coach Matt Hamilton

was convinced he was destined

to achieve his long-term goal of

emulating Shane van Gisbergen

and driving across the Tasman in

the Supercars Championship.

“I’ve no doubt Zach has what

i takes to succeed. Over the past

three seasons he’s been almost

unbeatable.”

QUICK LEARNER: Talented kart racer Zach Tucker made a smooth transition to

Australian circuits, winning his class at the City of Melbourne Titles last weekend.

The contractor was working on

dismantling the concrete core of

the memorial when a big chunk of

concrete broke off, revealing the

glass bottle.

“If the concrete had not broken

in that exact spot, we would never

have found it.”

The glass bottle was handedover

to a team of conservators

from Canterbury Museum who

delicately drilled through the

bottle’s glass stopper to reach the

note inside.

However, the neck of the bottle

was too narrow and the note too

fragile because some moisture had

seeped in.

They had to wait several weeks

for the rolled-up piece of paper

to dry out before they could have

another go at extracting it.

• Turn to page 5

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James Daniels’ hitchhiking shock.............3

MacDonald focuses on Waimairi .............5

‘Heartbreaking’ Covid death.....................6-7

Hilda’s rose planted at Mona Vale......... 10

Burt’s 63 years of service to rugby............12

Cairns shares lessons of brutal year .......14

Desperate bid to rescue driver..................17

Readers’ letters....................................................... 20

Opinion..................................................................20, 22

Sport...........................................................................24-26

Gardening....................................................................27

Puzzles............................................................................28

DriveSouth................................................................. 29

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NEWS 3

Radio host Daniels hitches

ride with notorious criminal

• By Chris Taylor

IT’S EVERY hitchhiker’s

nightmare, jumping into a car

with a serial killer or dangerous

criminal.

So when well-known

Christchurch talkback radio

host James Daniels and his wife

accepted a ride while on holiday

in the Cook Islands recently

they were stunned when their

driver introduced himself as one

of Rarotonga’s most notorious

criminals.

They were even more shocked

when the affable man in his 60s

disclosed what his current job

happened to be – handing over

his Ministry of Corrective Services

business card with a smile.

Daniels, a former city councillor,

regaled the light-hearted

tale on air with his fellow host

of the ‘Simon Barnett and James

Daniels Afternoons’ show on

Newstalk ZB.

After spending an idyllic holiday

on Aitutaki, during their last

morning on Rarotonga, Daniels,

67, said he and wife Dianne

decided to spend it at Avarua’s

bustling Punanga Nui Saturday

Market. What happened next left

Barnett aghast and in hysterics.

The story began with Daniels

saying that after they missed the

bus from Rarotonga International

Airport the couple decided

to try their hand at hitching a

ride to the popular market.

“It was too far to walk and was

as hot as hell … and I said come

on let’s hitchhike.”

In spite of initial protests from

Dianne they ended up curb side.

The well-travelled couple had

never thumbed a ride anywhere

else in the world before.

After a few cars went past a

hatchback pulled up alongside

the pair.

“And there was a little guy

about my age who looked a lot

like me driving. And he says:

‘Get in’.”

Daniels attempted to hand the

driver $10 for the ride back to

HYSTERICS: James Daniels has recalled his hitchhiking experience in Rorotonga on radio.

town which was waved off. They

got into the backseat and the

vehicle drove away.

As he does every day behind

the radio mic Daniels struck up a

conversation by regrettably asking:

“So what do you do here?”

The driver to the couple’s shock

replied: “Well, I’ve spent 34-years

in prison.”

A stunned Barnett then

exclaimed on air: “What,

34-years?” At the time in the

backseat, Dianne was looking at

her husband and Daniels said he

was thinking: “Huh?” Alarmed

at the disclosure, he asked what

he’d done to be locked up for

such a long time.

Daniels said the man then

shared his criminal past saying

he’d “done a few things”. From

starting a gang there in the 70s to

stealing and attempting to burn

down the government house*.

“I’m already freaking! And I was

sitting in this car, he’s driving

along, and I was thinking was

there any kidnapping on that

list!?” By this time Barnett was

laughing hard at Daniels’ retelling

of their odd-ball hitchhiking

experience.

The radio co-host then asked

the man: “What are you doing

now?” To which he astoundingly

replied that he was the Minister

of Corrective Services in the

Cook Islands.

“He gave me his business

card.”

Daniels then revealed the

identity of the driver as colourful

Tupapa Maraerenga MP George

‘Maggie’ Angene.

“He proceeds to take us to the

markets, and he drove straight

past.” Daniels nervously said

to Angene at the time: “Um,

um, hang on … it’s back there.”

Angene, however, said he knew

a special way and drove them

in the back entrance. Daniels

was then surprised at all the

market visitors who immediately

acknowledged Angene.

“Everyone knows him. They’re

all waving and saying: ‘Hey

George’. He winds down his

window and points to us.”

“What an amazing and extraordinary

story,” said Barnett

in response to the fascinating

yarn that kicked off the brief

hitchhiking talkback segment.

Subsequent text responses into

the station revealed how much

listeners loved the story.

And as memorable as their

first hitchhiking experience was,

however, they’ve decided to never

attempt to thumb a ride again

said Daniels, but now have a

great dinner travel story to share

for years to come.

• On the radio recording

Daniels misheard Angene say

he came out of prison in 2017

and that he had attempted to

burn down government house.

However, the now veteran MP

was in fact paroled and released

from prison over 22-years ago for

arson to the ministry of justice,

post office, and telecom building

centre.

– Cook Islands News

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• By Anna Leask

ENTERTAINERS Lynda and

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thanking their fans across the

world for the support and love.

The Topp Twins announced

in March that they were both

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Jools was diagnosed with breast

cancer 16 years ago and after

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Last week they posted an update

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4

NEWS

• By Chris Barclay

HARNESS Racing New

Zealand’s top administrator has

criticised the police investigation

into corruption in the industry.

Gary

Woodham, the

Christchurchbased

HRNZ

chief executive,

expressed his

frustration with

the undercover

National Crime

Group inquiry

– known as

Operation Inca

– in a podcast on Australian

sports radio network SENZ.

Most of the charges laid

during Operation Inca have

either been dismissed in court or

withdrawn.

The operation which came

to light in 2018 to investigate

suspected drug use in the

harness racing industry

eventually led to 13 defendants

nationwide facing charges, which

included race fixing and betting.

Undercover officers and covert

electronic monitoring and

interceptions were used during

the operation.

Most of those charged were

from Canterbury and included

harness racing drivers, trainers

and owners.

“I really feel for the

participants of our sport that

have been through a wringer

financially and mentally. The

mental strain it is put on them

and then this thing gets blown

off,” Woodham said in the

podcast.

But while almost all of the

criminal charges have now

gone, the saga is scheduled to

return to the district court in

Christchurch before Judge Raoul

Neave next month, where the

Racing Integrity Board might

learn if it is able to access police

evidence as a means of exploring

their own avenues to prosecute.

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Harness chief criticises corruption inquiry

Gary

Woodham

Individuals who had

their charges dismissed and

withdrawn continue to engage

legal counsel in an attempt

to stop the racing industry’s

watchdog accessing police

evidence which it could use in a

racing jurisdiction.

The Star has been told some

of the defendants have spent

hundreds of thousands of dollars

in legal fees to try and prevent

the evidence being handed over

to the RIB. If they were found

guilty in a racing jurisdiction it

could lead to lengthy or life bans

from the racing industry.

From the original 13

defendants, three are still before

the courts. All defendants,

former and the trio remaining,

have interim name suppression.

Woodham would not

elaborate on his concerns when

approached by The Star this week

after he told the podcast: “I have

asked plenty of questions and

had no answers. As it is a police

matter we’re not asked for our

opinion or given any updates.

They don’t say one word to us,

it’s their case, not our case. We’re

not seen as anybody who needs

to know.”

Woodham told The Star: “I

haven’t had anything formal, I

know some people have been

told there is no future action

as they have told me, but again

nothing formal from the police

or courts.”

Asked for his view on the RIB’s

bid to access police information,

Woodham would not comment

as he was not familiar with that

phase of the proceedings.

“Best I stay away from

commenting as I’m not aware,”

he said.

RIB chief executive Mike

Clement, a former deputy

commissioner of police, was also

playing a waiting game as the

court process drags on.

“We are still waiting for a

hearing at which the judge will

determine what will come of the

material held by the police,” he

said.

The discharged defendants

will challenge the release of the

information and the judge will

decide, however, given the slow

progress to date, I do not expect

anything soon.”

It is possible the legal

argument regarding access

will be destined for the High

Court.

National Organised Crime

Group director, Detective

Superintendent Greg Williams,

would not comment on

Woodham’s concerns when

contacted by The Star yesterday.

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MacDonald sets Beehive aside

• By Chris Barclay

SAM MACDONALD has placed

his parliamentary ambitions on

hold to ideally broaden his local

government experience following

October’s city council elections.

The first-term Waimairi Ward

representative was considering

seeking National’s nomination

for the Ilam electorate after former

MP and government minister

Gerry Brownlee indicated

he would not challenge Labour’s

Sarah Pallett next year.

With Brownlee, Ilam’s MP

from 1996 to 2020, last week

confining himself to the party

list, there was scope for Mac-

Donald – Brownlee’s campaign

manager at the last general

election – to make a bid for the

Beehive.

However, a staunch supporter

of Phil Mauger’s mayoral bid,

MacDonald opted not to withdraw

his city council nomination

before they close tomorrow and

reiterated he would not chase

National’s nomination if re-elected

on October 8.

“I’d like to do it (Parliament)

one day, it’s a seat that could be

won back but timing wise, in

terms of nominations being open

for council I couldn’t in good

conscience trigger a by-election,”

he said.

“It will still be there in time,

but I just wonder whether at the

moment I can add more value to

the council,” said MacDonald,

a member of the right-leaning

Independent Citizens faction.

“With a new mayor coming

in and the like, there’s going

to be an opportunity to really

contribute.”

While MacDonald has Wellington

on his horizon, he will

be challenged in Waimairi by

an independent candidate who

spent several years in the Beehive

as a press secretary for the Green

Party before returning home.

Also a former sector leader for

left-leaning The People’s Choice,

Kevin List helped Zahra Hussaini’s

unsuccessful bid to beat

MacDonald in 2019, and that

experience convinced him to

stand.

LOCAL:

Councillor Sam

MacDonald (left)

has opted to

keep his focus

local and will not

be withdrawing

his city council

nomination.

He will be

challenged in

Waimairi by

Kevin List, a

former media

advisor for The

Green Party.

“I ran Zahra’s campaign and

went around and door knocked.

It wasn’t super successful but I

got a bit of a vibe for Waimairi.

I’m doing teacher training and

living here now so I thought:

‘Someone needs to give Sam a

run for his money’,” said List,

who joins fellow independent

Laly Samuel in seeking to oust

MacDonald.

List was not surprised Mac-

Donald had pulled back from

Ilam, noting National’s recent

scandals involving former MPs

Andrew Falloon, Jami-Lee Ross,

Todd Barclay, Hamish Walker

and Sam Uffindell.

“My guess is he had no chance

of getting it after all the young

30-something guys that ended

up with scandals,” he said.

MacDonald took issue with

that prediction.

The guy clearly hasn’t been

watching my work locally for the

last couple of years if he thinks

that’s the reason (for not seeking

the nomination),” he said.

List said the Te Kaha/Canterbury

Multi-Use Arena was a

key platform of his campaign, a

project MacDonald has backed

to the hilt.

“Voting to blow the stadium

budget by $150 million is not

showing respect to ratepayers,”

List said.

“I’m not anti the stadium,

but I want it put on the table

that the $150 million isn’t as

popular as people think and

make it a referendum on that in

Waimairi.”

NEWS 5

Five mayoral

contenders

confirmed

THE MAYORAL race continues

to take shape, with five contenders

confirmed as Lianne Dalziel’s

potential successor ahead

of nomination for the local

government elections closing at

midday tomorrow.

High-profile independent

candidate and outgoing first-term

Burwood Ward city councillor

Phil Mauger has so far been

joined by pastor Carl Bromley

(Independent – I Hear I Care),

Stephen Jelly (Stop The Stadium),

Tubby Hansen (Economic

Euthenics) and Peter Wakeman

(Independent).

Former Canterbury District

Health Board chief executive

David Meates launched his

campaign as Mauger’s leading

challenger in late June, but had

not officially joined the race by

midday yesterday.

When Dalziel was elected for

her third and final term in 2019

there were 12 other mayoral

candidates, including Wakeman

and Hansen. Hansen has stood in

every triennial election since 1971.

Wakeman has previously stood in

1998, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

At midday yesterday, 15 of the

16 council wards had official

nominations. Harewood, where

Independent Aaron Keown is

the incumbent, was the only

exception.

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Covid victim: ‘He had a long, colourful

• By Tina Grumball

WHEN JOHN Butcher died

on Friday, July 29, after battling

Covid-19, he was calm.

“As calm as he could be,” his

daughter Rowena Higginson told

The Star.

John contracted the virus on

the Monday, and by Thursday, his

lungs had been severely attacked,

breathing was difficult and he

was highly medicated.

Miscommunications and

misunderstandings meant

Rowena and her family were not

able to see him until Thursday,

missing precious days with him.

By Friday morning, he had

died in his bed at Addington

Gardens rest home, aged 88.

“My sister missed seeing him

by an hour because we weren’t

aware that we were able to visit,”

she said. Her sister, Cherie, lives

in the Bay of Islands.

“I think it was a very sad end

for my father, because he was a

wonderful person.”

John was born on Anzac Day

in 1934.

“He had a long, colourful . . .

and a happy life,” Rowena said.

“He was old-school because he

was born just before the break

of World War 2, so his father

was a return serviceman from

the Great War and . . . his older

brother went to the second

world war.”

You would find John every year

at the Anzac Day and returned

services commemorations.

Rowena accompanied him a

few times in recent years.

Raised in St Albans, he enjoyed

helping in his family’s corner

shop during the war.

After spending his high

school years, from 1947-1951, at

Christchurch Boys’ High School,

John left to join the National Air

Corporation in 1952 at 17-yearsold.

In 1978, NAC became Air New

Zealand. John trained as a pilot

at first, but was unable to finish

his finals due to illness.

Instead, he moved into

reservations and “stayed there for

46 years so he must have loved

his job”.

“He was incredibly loyal

to the corporation and, in

return, he enjoyed the leisure of

travelling overseas and doing

lots of amazing work within the

company,” Rowena said.

John travelled extensively

around the world during his early

career, and was a very talented

tour guide for various groups he

took around places in Australia,

New Zealand and further

overseas.

His job also allowed his family

to travel, including to Sydney for

their first family holiday in the

1960s.

“Because dad worked for

Air New Zealand and my

grandparents lived at the top of

the North Island, we went away

every school holidays and long

weekends.

“We were always able to go into

the captains’ cabin and the air

hostesses used to let me take the

lollies round, and they all knew

dad . . . I think it was the time

in the corporation where it was

more a family.”

John’s highlight of the year was

Melbourne Cup week and Cup

Week in Canterbury, to which he

also took tours groups to.

LOVED: John Butcher, who died on July 29, aged 88, after

a battle with Covid, leaves behind his two daughters, five

grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, some of which

are pictured here.

Rowena said her father was also

a very talented musician and he

played violin in the Christchurch

Symphony Orchestra as a young

student.

Though he was never able

to realise his dream of playing

guitar in a modern band.

He loved and excelled at fishing

and gardening as well, and played

squash socially.

From the late 1940s, early 50s,

John also danced – right up until

Covid hit.

“I used to dance with him in

the home,” Rowena said.

John fell sick about a decade

ago, developing Parkinson’s

disease, then Lewy Body which is

a form of dementia.

Rowena said her father was

fine, but when he ended up in

the Burwood Hospital for respite

care in the first lockdown, at the

behest of his third wife, it was

“the beginning of the end”.

From there, he went straight

into dementia care at Addington

Gardens, though Rowena and her

family tried to have him at home.

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NEWS 7

and happy life’ – daughter

For about two months, Rowena

said they had no contact

and no visitation.

“It’s such a different concept

for us as Māori families dealing

with that separation,” she said.

“What I have grown to know

is . . . when we’re separated from

family, there is a decline in

health.”

The first day they were able to

visit him, it was very emotional.

They take you into a room

and they sit with you, and they

brought our father in and he

sat opposite to us,” she said,

gesturing a length of about three

metres.

“That first day was very difficult

and very emotional because

we couldn’t give him a hug. He

didn’t understand what was going

on, he wanted to leave with

us.”

She appreciated what they had

to do to keep everyone safe, but

seeing her father like that was

incredibly difficult.

It wasn’t until New Zealand

moved into the lower levels that

Rowena was allowed to see her

father in his room, which was

again quite emotional.

“You’re now seeing your parent

in a rest home facility, in a

locked facility as well because it’s

dementia . . . and you’ve never

been in there before and you’re

kind of trying to work out why

he’s here, and does he need to

be here, he’s got this room and

where’s his stuff,” Rowena said.

The frequent changes to

Covid-19 restrictions proved a

difficult time for Rowena family

as rules for visitation would

change suddenly.

About six months ago, John

was moved into the hospital part

of the rest home.

Lengthening gaps between the

short visits lead to him becoming

quite unwell, Rowena said, and

his verbal ability diminished

rapidly.

He was one of the last people

to catch Covid in the rest home,

she believed.

On his last birthday, the Anzac

Day past, the rest home was in

lockdown again, so his family

recorded The Last Post on Rowena’s

phone, and made poppies

and a big card with all of the

grandchildren’s pictures.

They gave us permission to

go to his room and stand outside

HISTORY: John

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the window . . . they wheeled

him up to the window, and the

window in the top of my father’s

room opened about [half a metre]

. . . we’re talking through this

gap and saying happy birthday,

and he was sort of looking up

very vaguely at me . . . he never

forgot who we were,” she said.

“We played The Last

Post through the window on my

phone and he started tapping

with his hand . . . it was really so

lovely.”

She said it was “heartbreaking”

as it was the third birthday

he had been locked down away

from them.

They’re the difficult hurdles

that you had to get over with the

Covid.”

Rowena and her family

were not able to honour their

Māori traditions as John’s body

was cremated shortly after he

died.

However, family still came

from all around New Zealand to

kōrero; to talk, and to sing and

dance.

“Those kind of wonderful

things,” she said.

“But it has been very different

for us because we haven’t had

our tūpāpaku [the deceased]

with us.”

To honour her father, they put

together large cards which were

read out at the gathering, each

a different era of his life, so his

descendants could know who he

was.

John was the father of Rowena

and Cherie, grandfather of

Rochelle, Beau, Josh, Kipa, and

James, and great-grandfather

of Ayla, Shaydis, Aroha, Stacy,

Leslie, Eli, Tia, Bailey-Rae and

Reo-Taritanga.

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• By Anna Leask

INFAMOUS PRISON escapee and

murderer Phillip John Smith has taken

legal action against the Department of

Corrections for refusing to allow him to

wear a necklace in prison.

And he is arguing that he should be

allowed a particular stereo behind bars despite

being told no – and offered a number

of other options to choose from.

Smith was in the High Court at

Christchurch yesterday before Justice Jonathan

Eaton for a Judicial Review of Corrections’

decision to refuse him the items.

Smith – jailed for life for murdering the

father of a young boy he’d been convicted

of sexually abusing – made international

headlines in 2014 when he walked out of

Spring Hill Prison on a 74-hour temporary

release and boarded a flight to Chile.

He made his way to a backpackers in Rio

De Janeiro, where a fellow guest recognised

him from news reports and tipped off the

Brazilian police.

He was arrested and eventually deported

on immigration grounds back to New

Zealand.

Smith regularly takes legal action against

Corrections for what he sees as breaches of

his rights in prison.

He has previously taken the agency to

court over their refusal to let him wear a

hairpiece in prison and not allowing family

members to visit him in prison.

Yesterday’s fight was in relation to items

Smith has been denied by Corrections – a

Panasonic stereo and a necklace.

It is understood he was not allowed the

necklace for safety reasons – to protect

him and other inmates from potential

dangers including strangulation.

The stereo was deemed not compliant

under Corrections’ operations manual.

Smith said he had been told by Corrections

the stereo exceeded width limitations.

The convicted killer appeared before

Justice Eaton via audio visual link from

prison – wearing a full suit and tie, his

infamous toupee and a watch.

Smith went on to say he had been allowed

to wear a necklace for “a number of

years”.

However, his request to put a crucifix

pendant on it was denied.

He conceded he could apply to have a

“freestanding” crucifix but want it on the

necklace so he could express his religious

beliefs.

He argued he had a right to freedom of

expression and said his case was “not dissimilar”

from inmates who were allowed to

wear manaia, pounamu and rosary beads.

Smith denied his crucifix would pose

any risk to safety or security.

Smith will now be given time to prepare

further submissions for the court.

The matter will be called again once he

has done that, and Justice Eaton will then

make his decision. – NZ Herald

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

NEWS 9

Infamous escapee takes Corrections to court

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Hilda’s rose planted at Mona Vale

• By Tina Grumball

A “VERY SPECIAL” rose has

been planted in Mona Vale

Garden Park in honour of its

namesake who was murdered

under suspicious circumstances.

English peace campaigner and

world renowned rose-grower

Hilda Murrell was found dead in

the Shropshire countryside, West

Midlands, in 1984.

While a person was arrested

and sent to prison for her murder

in 2005, there is still uncertainty

surrounding her “bizarre,

strange” death, including the role

of British intelligence.

A prominent figure at the rose

planting ceremony, her nephew

Robert Green published a book

about her death called A Thorn

in Their Side in 2013.

In his book, Green explored

new evidence that should have

acquitted the charged man and

exposes police errors from their

investigation.

Green served for 20 years in

the British Royal Navy, from

1962-82, where he worked with

nuclear depth-bombs and as an

intelligence officer during the

Falklands War.

Now a leading figure in talking

about disarmament, including

nuclear, he lives in Christchurch

and is married to Dr Kate Dewes

– another prominent figure in

ENDURING: Rob Green with a Hilda Murrell rose bush, which was planted at Mona Vale.

A world-renowned rose grower and peace campaigner, Murrell (inset) was murdered in

1984 in what was described as “bizarre, strange” circumstances.

this area.

The rose planted on Tuesday

was named after Murrell just

three weeks before she was

murdered, as a tribute to her and

the international respect she had

gained as a rose-grower by David

Austin, a famous rose grower

himself.

“This was an old-fashioned

rose which was developed by a

famous rose grower in England

called David Austin back in the

1980s and 90s,” Green told The

Star.

“He knew my aunt . . . admired

her, and this rose, as she described

it in her own diary . . . it’s

an old-fashioned warm pink after

the manner of Constance Spry.”

Constance Spry was a famous

pioneer and collector of old

English roses.

These older roses, like the

Hilda Murrell rose, are different

to those more modern, as they

only flower once a year.

They have a very strong scent

and they’re all very special. They

have a long history going back

hundreds of years,” Green said.

He said the stock of Hilda’s

rose almost died out in the

United Kingdom, but some New

Zealand rose growers worked

“diligently” to propagate the

plant.

There are now 11 plants

ready to be distributed to the

rest of the country, starting in

Christchurch.

“I am confident that Hilda

would have been delighted to

know [it].”

Murrell was also a campaigner

against nuclear waste from the

nuclear power plants that generate

electricity.

The problem of nuclear power

plants is that if they go wrong

then they have hundreds of times

the radioactivity in them than

nuclear weapons . . . it can spread

on the wind, and you can’t get

rid of it for years and years, and

it’s basically poisonous,” Green

said.

Green noted the Ukranian

War is something Murrell would

have kept a close eye on as the

biggest nuclear power plant is

there, and, if it got out of control,

“it would radiate the whole of

Europe”.

“She was also concerned about

nuclear weapons, but her primary

concern was about waste.”

Green and Dewes were at

the 77th anniversary gathering

in Hagley Park for the atomic

bombings of Nagasaki and

Hiroshima on Sunday.

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12

NEWS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

At 92, Burt not ready to give up the game

Burt Powell started

playing rugby at

Linwood North School

the year World War

2 broke out, and his

association with the

national sport has

endured, with the

former referee now

on the sidelines as

a sub-controller. He

reminisces during his

latest off season with

Chris Barclay

BURT POWELL isn’t onside

with all of rugby’s rule changes

and innovations introduced

during the twilight years of an

almost life-long association with

his sporting passion.

When he refereed a senior club

game at Lancaster Park Oval,

interaction with his touchies was

limited to a nod in the negative,

or affirmative, after a dubious try

was claimed.

“It’s tiresome,” the soon to

be 93-year-old admitted, when

asked his thoughts on the television

match official plus a referee

and two assistants convening at

regular intervals to study replays

on the LED screen.

Yet there is one undeniable

improvement since Burt’s own

playing days for his beloved

Linwood, the club he joined as a

10-year-old.

“One thing I’m happy about

is the stages for a scrum engagement,”

he said, while gazing,

downcast, at a team photo of the

Linwood RFC Senior Second

Division runners up of 1954.

Burt is smiling at the far right

of the top row, in retrospect a

forced gesture, given the head

shot glued close to him on the

black and white image.

“That’s Colin,” he said. “He

died a couple of weeks before the

photo was taken.”

There was no ‘crouch, bind, set’

instruction when Burt and Colin

Bailey collided head first with an

opposition front row that winter’s

afternoon 68 years ago.

“My head went back, Colin’s

went down and he broke

EXPERIENCE: Burt Powell is flanked by assistant Jonty

Gallagher (left) and referee’s water boy Baxter Robinson-

Kennard sideline at Rugby Park.

PHOTO: CRFU

his neck.”

The photo explained the reason

behind Bailey’s inset matterof-factly

in brackets: (Died of

Injuries).

Bailey’s accidental death was

not enough to convince Powell

to stop playing; it was the birth

of Robyn, the eldest of his four

daughters with Norma, which

prompted a move to refereeing in

1959 because it was not as time

consuming.

“I wasn’t injured. I was married

with two children and a new

house,” said Burt, who started

playing rugby as an eight-yearold

at Linwood North School,

alongside future All Black threequarter

Allan Elsom, who played

six tests from 1952 to 1955.

As Burt’s playing career was

nearing the end, he also played

with future Canterbury legend

Fergie McCormick, who was

finding his feet as a teenage first

five-eighth.

“When he was 17 you wouldn’t

be thinking of him as a great

fullback, but he had potential,

there was no doubt about it,” said

Burt, whose highest level as a

player was Canterbury B in 1956,

the season the top side beat the

Springboks 9-6.

A former wing, loose forward

and prop, Burt finally earned

a trial to referee at senior club

level after four years in the lower

grades and eventually officiated

inter-provincial matches until

he blew his final whistle in 1979,

after the West Coast hosted Mid

Canterbury.

His non-playing highlights

include touch judge duty during

the violent “Battle of Lancaster

Park” between Canterbury and

the British Lions in 1971, a clash

one newspaper summed up as:

‘Lions won the game, Canterbury

won the fight’.

The Lions lost props Sandy

Carmichael and Ray McLoughlin

to tour-ending injuries during

a hard-fought 14-9 victory.

Carmichael suffered five

cheekbone fractures when he

was uppercut in a scrum; Ray

McLoughlin broke a thumb

thumping Alex ‘Grizz’ Wyllie’s

head with a retaliatory strike.

Burt has only vague memories

of a contest that has gone down

in infamy as the dirtiest in British

and Irish Lions history.

“That was quite a day. It was

no holds-barred at times, apparently.

I didn’t see what happened

to him (Carmichael),” said Burt,

who never sent off a player during

21 years as a referee.

Burt also had the distinction of

refereeing the relatively genteel

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Wairarapa Bush during their

unbeaten nine-match internal

tour in 1972.

The All Blacks line-up included

Keith Murdoch, who gained

notoriety six months later when

the abrasive Otago prop was sent

home from Wales after a bust-up

with a security guard at The

Angel Hotel in Cardiff.

Burt was also staying at The

Angel, but was oblivious to the

late night, post-test drama.

“I was on a tour (led by former

All Black and Canterbury hooker

Dennis Young) and in the morning

we knew something was

wrong because Keith had gone,”

he said.

When Burt, a teacher who

spent 20 years at Casebrook

Intermediate until retirement in

1990, opted to stop refereeing, he

mentored the next generation of

match officials.

And these days – in the social

media age – he doesn’t envy the

likes of Ben O’Keeffe.

Sure, Burt would hear more

than an ‘Aw ref’ from the embankment

at Lancaster Park,

though criticism generally

focused on his eyesight, or lack

thereof.

“We got a bit of encouragement,

at some club grounds we

got plenty of tongue-in-cheek

stuff, but I never heard any

swearing,” he said.

“I’m quite glad I’m not

refereeing now. It’s a very

difficult job . . . they’re

(Canterbury Rugby Football

Union) trying hard to educate

people (to be tolerant).”

A life member of the Canterbury

Rugby Referees Association

since 1994, Burt now works as a

sub-controller, monitoring the

game-day personnel changes in

the Christchurch Metro Premier

competition.

Health-willing – macular

degeneration in his left eye is

his major concern – Burt will

resume the role in 2023, his 64th

year of service to the game – and

the city – he loves.

“I’ve been with rugby, stayed

with it and watched so much of

it,” he said.

“If I can, I’ll keep going.”

GRIM MEMORY: Burt Powell

recalls the accidental death

of teammate Colin Bailey

during a club rugby match

for Linwood in 1954.

PHOTO: CHRIS BARCLAY

ABSENT MATE: Burt puts on

a brave face days after Bailey

(inset) died.

CLASS PHOTO: Burt (front

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NEWS

Cairns reveals life lessons after brutal year

CHRIS CAIRNS has opened up

on what he’s learned 12 months

on from a serious health scare

that he says “would impact every

aspect of my life”.

The 52-year-old former cricketer

and Cantabrian suffered

a life-threatening heart attack

last year, resulting in an aortic

dissection, or a tear in the inner

layer of the body’s main artery.

He also suffered a spinal stroke

and received a cancer diagnosis

just months later.

Following multiple surgeries,

rehabilitation and chemotherapy,

Cairns took time to reflect on the

last year in an Instagram post

he labelled “reflections from 12

months on”.

“It is a year today that I was

admitted to hospital with an

aortic dissection, an event that

would impact every aspect of

my life (and those around me) in

ways I never imagined possible.

As I reflect on all that has happened

there are three key takeaways

that I will carry forward

with me,” he wrote on the social

media platform.

“1. Set the direction, not the

destination. I now use a compass

to navigate rather than a GPS,

setting my North Star towards

where I am heading, but very

alive to the fact that there will

be unintended stops, delays and

some rerouting.

“2. Life is what happens

REFLECTIVE: Chris Cairns is staying positive 12 months

after his serious health scare. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

between the plans you make.

Mel (Cairns’ wife) reminded

me recently that I needed to

stay present. I have always been

guilty of focusing on the future

and rushing to get where I was

going. Saying things like ‘once

XXX happens, then it will be the

start.’ I’ve also looked back and

wondered if I could have done

something differently to avoid

being where I am today. Chemo

can feel like Groundhog Day, but

I have found that taking it day

by day (and even hour by hour

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when needed) has given me the

ability to stay in the moment

and I find that calming. It also

helps to focus on the little things,

watching the kids play sport,

helping with homework, reading

books, dinners with family

and friends …these little things,

strung together are no longer

taken for granted.”

Cairns finished his thoughtful

post by saying he wants to “pay

it forward” after everything he’s

been through.

“3. Find your purpose. You are

always evolving and who you

were isn’t always who you will

be. We often define ourselves

by what we do, but recently I’ve

been able to engage with different

groups of people and find

that my story has an impact. Not

just the outcome of my medical

events, but the roller coaster

of triumph and disaster that is

life and that at varying degrees

everyone encounters. I have

been told by people far smarter

than me, that there is no medical

reason I should have survived -

so I will assume that I have been

given a gift and I will do what I

can to pay it forward.”

In an interview with the

Between Two Beers podcast,

Cairns said he now has a positive

outlook of life and is determined

to make the most of his second

chance.

“I’m no different from anyone

else … there’s no secret recipe.

“It’s choice, fundamentally.

The human race is gifted with an

asset in the mind that allows you

to choose your reaction to any

situation.

“That is the most important

thing you possess, and at times

people don’t tap into that.

“It’s easy to be a victim, easier

for it to be someone else’s fault …

to be unlucky.

“I just never carried that mentality.

Maybe that was through

cricket or other things in my life

WICKET-TAKER: Chris

Cairns in action with the

Black Caps.

… that choice aspect is always

the most important.

“Of course, I will burst into

tears or feel horrible, but I

quickly try to transition out of

that. The key things in all of this

are choice and purpose.”

– NZ Herald

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16 The Star Thursday August 11 2022

Let’s use water

like we oughta

Christchurch and Banks Peninsula households

that regularly use much more water than

average will pay extra for their water supply

from October.

Most households are using less than 700 litres of water a day and won’t be charged.

Thanks for using water like you oughta!

A fairer way to manage our city’s water supply

We don’t charge ratepayers for water itself. We charge for delivering it

– through our network of pipes, pumps and other infrastructure.

When the district’s water use doubles over summer, the cost of

delivering water goes up significantly too. That increase in demand

isn’t spread evenly, with most of the increase due to a small

proportion of households.

When demand on our water supply network is at its peak we’re at risk

of not being able to supply enough water to properties, which could

have serious impacts on public health, and our ability to fight fires.

If everyone uses water like we oughta, we won’t need to spend as

much money expanding our water supply network, and it will also

improve the sustainability of our city’s water supply, which helps us

achieve our climate change goals.

Seek the leak and reduce your use

You can use our Water Reporter online tool to find out how much

water your household uses before charges come into effect in

October 2022 – visit ccc.govt.nz/WaterReporter

If your household is using a lot of water there might be a leak on

your property. You have time to find the leak and get it fixed.

Our website tells you about how to read your water meter, check for

leaks and reduce your water use*.

*Some properties’ water use is not recorded on the Water Reporter.

This includes: properties with a shared water meter, properties

that haven’t had their water meter read and properties without

a water meter.

How the new rate will work

The new rate will apply to any household that uses, on average,

more than 700 litres a day. We’ll read your water meter roughly

every 90 days, and for every 1000 extra litres you use during that

period, you’ll pay $1.35.

We know there are some reasons households might have high water

use. If any of these circumstances apply, you might be eligible for

a remission:

Unexpected high use due to a leak – if you can show the leak

was repaired promptly.

Personal circumstances such as medical conditions.

Families with nine members or more who are using water

responsibly.

High water users can expect to receive their first bill between January

and March 2023.

What does this mean for tenants and landlords?

The property owner, or the person who receives the property’s rates

bill, will also receive the excess water supply bill. The landlord must

pay the bill and can then ask the tenant to reimburse them.

If high water use is due to a leak, it’s the owner’s responsibility to get

it fixed and apply for a remission.

Landlords should let their tenants know they have a responsibility to

be good water users and will need to pay for excess water use.

Know and reduce your water use

ccc.govt.nz/WaterReporter


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• By Susan Sandys

A MOTORIST on his

way to work felt a sense

of dread as he ran to a

car that had just

crashed into a ditch.

Cam Downs was

worried the driver

would be seriously

hurt, but soon

found the man,

believed to be in his

20s, was uninjured.

The driver said

“I don’t know what

the f** just happened,” as

Downs helped him out of

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Downs said it had been

a relief to find he was okay,

after the crash happened

about 8.15am last week

between Halswell and

Lincoln.

“I was fully in panic

mode, thinking: ‘I have

to get this person out of

here’,” Downs said.

Downs, who lives in

Lincoln, was driving on

Ellesmere Rd on his way to

work, as a real estate agent

in the city, with

his three-year-old

daughter, who

he was to take to

pre-school.

He heard a loud

“boom noise”,

then saw a “huge

puff” of dirt up

ahead at the

intersection with

Trices Rd.

A white vehicle which

had also pulled over, just

in front of him, had also

been involved in the crash.

The driver of that car was

shaken. Her car appeared

to have clipped the other

car, with some damage to

the front.

Downs approached the

car in the ditch and could

see the driver upside down

Cam Downs

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“You never want to see

something like that, but it

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OPINION/LETTERS

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

National’s line on jobs an 80s flashback

Canterbury

Mornings

host on

Newstalk ZB

Christchurch

John

MacDonald

talks jobs

IS ANY job better than no job?

The National Party seems to

think so – announcing yesterday

that, if it becomes government,

there’ll be no more young

people lying around on the

unemployment benefit playing

video games all day.

The free ride is over” – that

was the warning shot fired from

the luxurious surroundings

of Christchurch’s new Te Pae

Convention Centre, to young

people in Aranui, Linwood,

Spreydon, Otara . . . In fact,

anywhere in New Zealand where

there is a young person currently

receiving the unemployment

benefit. Or Jobseeker benefit, as

it’s known these days.

And when I saw the coverage

on TV on Monday night, I

thought I was back in the 80s.

Especially pre-’87 when it

seemed anyone who had a spare

bit of cash was starting up or

joining a shares club and there

were yuppies left, right and

centre who seemed to be making

money out of nothing.

It turned out they were making

money out of nothing and it all

came crashing down but, before

SO THE NZR circus continues

with another loss for the All

Blacks, this time to South Africa.

Ian Foster, as most people

realise, should never have got the

job of All Black coach. Poorly

selected teams are at the heart of

the problem.

Crusaders scrum coach, Jason

Ryan, has made a difference. He

is not a selector as was not another

former Crusaders co-coach

it did, if you weren’t in a share

club or if you weren’t a yuppie

you were what we here in New

Zealand referred to at the time as

a dole bludger.

If you were on a benefit, it was

because you couldn’t be bothered

working and all you needed was

a good kick up the backside and

sent out to do an honest day’s

work. Because it never did us any

harm!

That was back in the 80s. But

fast-forward to Monday, and the

National Party seems to think

the same solution is needed.

The gist of its policy is that

anyone under 25 who’s been on

the jobseeker benefit for more

than three months would get

what’s being called a “job coach”

to essentially do whatever is

needed to get them into a job.

And then when you get a job,

if you stick at it for 12 months

you get a $1000 bonus from the

taxpayer.

But if you don’t go along with

the plan laid out by the “job

coach”, then there would be what

the National Party is calling

“sanctions”. Even the word

“sanctions” reeks of Margaret

Thatcher, doesn’t it?

On Tuesday morning, party

leader Christopher Luxon told

Mike Hosking on Newstalk

ZB that these sanctions would

start with state control of

beneficiaries’ spending and then

eventually their unemployment

benefit would be out the window

if they didn’t toe the line and get

a job.

to Scott Robertson, Brad Mooar,

who was ridiculously jettisoned

by Foster a couple of weeks ago.

The bizarre non-selection of

Richie Mo’unga at first-five, who

regularly shows his genius for the

Crusaders, is sickening.

-Graham Paterson, Redwood

I recently had occasion to

spend three fascinating days in

the company of the Mayor of

ENGAGEMENT: National Party Leader Christopher Luxon

doing a walk about at the annual party conference.

PHOTO: GEORGE HEARD/NZ HERALD

Now I think this policy is

a disaster. It will sound good

but, in my view, it will achieve

nothing.

It’s all big stick with a little bit

of carrot. It’s the sort of thing

that is very easy to trot out – but

making it happen is a completely

different story.

For starters, does the National

Party have any idea why some or

all of these young people aren’t

working? Doesn’t it understand

that some of them come from

really good families who have

done all the right things – who

aren’t “the no-hoper parents”

people like to rant on about – but

in spite of all that, life just throws

some cruel things at these young

people?

Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel,

after we happened to be seated

together at the World Cities

Summit in Singapore.

The mayor told me her term

is coming to an end later this

year. In my discussions with

her, she showed herself to be a

rare thing in politics: genuinely

caring, principled, without ego,

concerned about the details, and

still interested in learning – even

Things like mental health

issues. But also self-esteem and

confidence problems. Kids who,

especially over the past two-tothree

years, have spent so much

time in isolation that the idea of

going out terrifies them.

I know young people right now

– some of them I’ve known since

they were babies – who are really

struggling at the moment. And

what does National think will

help them? Telling them that the

free ride is over and they need to

get a job.

Is this really still the answer in

2022? Are we really going back

to the days of calling everyone

who doesn’t have a job a “dole

bludger”?

Another reason why I think

Rugby woes continue with latest loss

after a long innings in office.

Her legacy is, no doubt, secured

in a stronger, better and

more resilient city for everyone.

I very much enjoyed meeting

her, and I wish her well in the

next phase of her life. Residents

of your fine city can feel proud

of their mayor. Take five, Mayor

Dalziel - you’ve earned it.

-Geordin Hill-Lewis, Mayor

of Cape Town, South Africa

it won’t work is that National

seems to have completely

forgotten – or ignored – what

would actually have to happen to

make it work.

Where would all these “job

coaches” come from? What

would the Ministry of Social

Development have to stop

doing so it could implement

this new policy? What would

the consequences be of cutting

someone’s unemployment

benefit just because they don’t

get a job? More crime,

anyone?

I was talking to a 75-year-old

woman on Saturday night who

is still working. She started

working when she was 16 and

she’s at the point now where she

thinks it’s time to wind things

up.

I’d never met her before and

I don’t know a lot about her but

it sounded to me like she and

her husband had done pretty

well for themselves, but they had

obviously worked very hard to

get there.

Now she could easily be

very critical of “the current

generation” and be of the view

that if she managed to work hard

and keep working, then anyone

could.

But she wasn’t, and even she

acknowledged that life is so

much more complicated for

young people today.

And I’m picking that, like me,

she won’t be falling for this cheap

talk from the National Party.

– NZ Herald

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Building on Past Achievements,

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22

OPINION

Kia Ora. My name is He Ying, Consul

General of the People’s Republic of China in

Christchurch. It’s been 4 months since I came

to the South Island. Besides Christchurch, I

have also visited some other cities and districts

including Selwyn, Hurunui, Marlborough,

Nelson, Dunedin, and Queenstown. I’m deeply

impressed and happy to see the fruits of

China-New Zealand cooperation wherever I

go. Now, the South Island has 16 pairs of sister

city relations with various provinces and cities

in China, which provide efficient platforms

to carry out our practical cooperation. The

local governments I visited, enterprises and

businessmen I talked with, are attaching great

importance to the cooperation with China.

In particular, Christchurch city council has

formulated its international strategy, taking

Guangdong Province of China as one of the

priorities for its international cooperation.

I met people from dairy, meat processing,

construction, education and tourism sectors, as

well as members of the Chinese communities,

all of whom are participants, contributors

and beneficiaries of our bilateral practical

cooperation. The passion and commitment of

the South Island community to China-New

Zealand friendship and cooperation has made

me deeply aware that this relationship has

brought tangible benefits to both people, thus

filled me with a sense of responsibility for my

work as the Consul General.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the

diplomatic ties between China and New

Zealand. Over the past 50 years, China-New

Zealand relations have weathered international

changes and become a successful example of

win-win cooperation between countries with

different social systems, histories, cultures, and

development stages. Cooperation between our

two countries has reaped fruitful outcomes,

especially in economic and trade fields. The

signing of the FTA in 2008 has boosted

bilateral trade in goods from NZ$9 billion to

NZ$35.5 billion by 2021. This hard-won result

is achieved through the relentless efforts of

both sides and thus deserves to be cherished

and maintained by both sides. Currently,

China is New Zealand’s largest trading partner,

export market and source of trade surplus. Our

economies are complementary. New Zealand

products can meet China’s growing demand

for high-quality products, while the Chinese

market makes positive contribution to New

Zealand’s economic development, income

growth and job creation. Meanwhile, “made

in China” products like home appliances,

inexpensive and of good-quality, provide more

choices for New Zealand’s consumers and

are welcomed by the Kiwis as well. Our two

countries and peoples have achieved mutual

benefit and win-win results.

China now has a population of more than

1.4 billion, a large labor force of more than

900 million , a per capita GDP of more than

$12,000, a middle-income group of more than

400 million, and imports goods and services

worth about $2.5 trillion every year. It’s a

market with unlimited potential. New Zealand’s

national brand as a clean, green, open, friendly

country and its high-quality products are very

popular in Chinese market. As New Zealand’s

biggest trade partner, China accounts for

about 30% of New Zealand’s foreign exports of

goods and services. In 2021, China accounts

for 42% of total exports of New Zealand’s dairy

products, 42% of total exports of meat and 65%

of total exports of wood products. There is also

a growing demand in China for New Zealand’s

wines, honey, fruits, seafood, etc, all of which are

mainly produced in the South Island. In April

this year, the Upgrade Protocol of China-New

Zealand FTA came into force, giving new

momentum to deepen our bilateral practical

cooperation.

New Zealand enjoys a good reputation

among Chinese tourists for its natural scenery.

Before the pandemic, most of the nearly

400,000 Chinese tourists who visited New

Zealand came to the South Island. Close to

4000 Chinese students studied in the South

Island, in Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill,

Nelson and other places. Many of them were

attracted by New Zealand’s multicultural

society and chose to stay here and live a happy

life. Chinese companies actively participates

in the South Island’s urban construction and

economic development. Wherever I go in the

South Island, I can feel the enthusiasm of local

people in developing China-New Zealand

relations and their appreciation for Chinese

companies, Chinese students and local Chinese

communities. This makes me deeply moved

and proud. On Aug.1, New Zealand reopened

its borders. Like many New Zealanders, I also

look forward to welcoming Chinese students,

tourists and entrepreneurs back to New

Zealand for sightseeing, study, investment and

business.

This year also marks the 125th anniversary of

the birth of Rewi Alley. Rewi was a great hero

of Canterbury and one of the most respected

international friends of the Chinese people.

He came to China in 1927 and lived in China

for 60 years, dedicating his life to China’s

development and the friendship between

our two countries. When visiting Rewi Alley

memorial park and relevant commemoration

facilities in Selwyn and Hurunui, I was deeply

touched by his internationalism of loving

peace and pursuing justice, his “Gung Ho

spirit” of arduous struggle and “work hard,

work together”, his educational philosophy of

“hand and mind, create and analyse”, as well as

his boundless love and selfless dedication to

the Chinese people. This year, our Consulate

General plans to hold a series of events

to celebrate and commemorate the 50th

anniversary of China-New Zealand diplomatic

relations and the 125th anniversary of Rewi

Alley’s birth. We welcome our Kiwi friends’

active participation.

Our Consulate General will make full use

of our resources and do our best to promote

friendly relations and people-to-people

exchanges between the two countries. China

has made new adjustments to the measures on

Covid-19 prevention and control. Many cities

in China have shortened their entry quarantine

time. The Chinese embassies and consulates

abroad including our consulate general, have

already started to accept visa applications to

China. As before the pandemic, if you want to

apply for business or visit visa, you only need

to provide an invitation letter from a partner in

China. We welcome more Kiwi friends to China

with open arms.

He Ying

Consul General of the People’s Republic

of China in Christchurch

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LOCALISED ISSUE: Flooding in Edgeware Rd in July.

PHOTO: GEORGE HEARD/NZ HERALD

Flooding woes and a

new water authority

National list MP

Gerry Brownlee

says Jacinda

Ardern’s assertion

ownership of

Christchurch’s

water assets will stay with the

city is a fanciful notion

JULY SAW record rainfall in many parts

of the country and Christchurch certainly

bore its fair share, with its wettest month

of any on record, recording 310mm

of rain – roughly half of the amount

Christchurch typically records over a full

year, and compared to its average July

rainfall of 60mm.

This led to considerable surface flooding

but was mainly confined to parts of the

city that are prone to flooding in big rain

events.

Much of the land Christchurch is built

on was in pre-European times swampy.

Post-earthquakes, considerable geo tech

analysis guided the extensive renewal and

replacement of underground water services

and the development of sizeable flood

basins to take the excess stormwater in

big weather events. The system, although

reaching capacity, worked.

Discussion is now about frequent flooding

areas. One is a commercial area of St

Albans, which has seen an iconic butchery

flooded several times this year.

The fix would cost an estimated $23m,

which the council is currently considering.

The point is, locally we know what

needs to be done. A solution can be

worked up and a funding programme allocated.

But with the new water authority,

local representation will need to identify

issues, convince the whole South Island

authority that it needs sorting, and wait

for that system to process and hopefully

approve it.

How on earth can that be efficient?

Water issues in Christchurch are very

different to Invercargill and Dunedin in

the south, or Blenheim and Nelson in the

north, let alone the West Coast.

The value of our water assets in

Christchurch is $6.9 billion. The Prime

Minister says the ownership of them will

stay with the city, but that’s a fanciful

notion when all decisions about them are

made by the new entity.

Ratepayers stumped up about $1.7

billion post-earthquakes to build in resilience

and long life to these assets. There

is no way the cost imposed by the new

authority will be less than the $1000 average

water and waste charges currently in

Christchurch rates bills. So there’s loss of

assets and local control, and greater costs.

Local Government New Zealand has

asked for the stormwater assets and

administration to be left out of the Three

Waters structure and left with local councils

who know these areas and needs.

There’s a slim chance of that happening.

The Government has an outright majority

and even though the legislation has yet to

be passed, it is already advertising for a

chief executive for the new South Island

entity. It can do this because it has the

numbers to do what it likes, even though

the Christchurch City Council has said

please don’t.

I hope the new CEO at least has enough

sense to locate central command in the

South Island, and preferably in Christchurch.

Meanwhile, our splendid new convention

centre is doing very good business

with bookings well into 2023. It’s a great

facility in the centre of the city bounded

by Cathedral Square, the Avon River,

Victorian Square, and the currently under

construction Court Theatre.

With its striking design containing a

1500-seat capacity auditorium, vast display

areas, and multiple breakout rooms,

it’s set to become one of the country’s

iconic buildings.

Above ground, our assets like the convention

centre give life to any city.

Below ground, assets such as Three

Waters are essential to life in the city, and

they too should be in local ownership and

control.

– NZ Herald

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​Keas face Panthers in league final

• By Chris Barclay

A MONTH AGO the prospect

of Linwood and Hornby meeting

in their sixth Canterbury Rugby

League premiership grand final

in seven years looked remote as

the Panthers seemed destined to

miss the play-offs.

But a stirring late season resurgence

ensures normal service

resumes at Nga Puna Wai on

Sunday when the arch rivals

again determine ownership of

the Pat Smith Trophy.

The unbeaten Keas are the

favourites having already beaten

reigning champions Hornby

twice in 2022.

They won the first regular

season by 20 points in April but

needed 10 points inside the final

10 minutes to pip Hornby 28-24

in June.

So there will be no room for

complacency after Hornby’s

blend of youth and experience

combined to keep their bid for

back-to-back championships

alive.

“If you’d asked me a few weeks

ago if I thought Hornby would

make it I’d have said: ‘Probably

not’,” admitted Keas head coach

Iuma Mulitalo.

“I think we were all thinking

that, but Hornby are a finals

team. They sneaked into the four

and they’re every chance of winning

it.”

Hornby’s post-season aspirations

were in jeopardy until they

posted a century against Papanui

in the final round to eclipse the

Northern Bulldogs, who lost to

Linwood, on points differential.

They then ended the Eastern

Eagles impressive campaign before

avenging two regular season

losses to the Hornets by claiming

a gritty 16-6 preliminary final

win at Halswell Domain.

Hornby led 12-6 after 15min

through tries to centres Zinzaan

RESURGENCE: Champions Hornby clawed their way into

the Canterbury Rugby League premiership grand final,

where they meet arch rivals Linwood.

Martin and Christian Fetu, either

side of fullback Jacob Nyman

crossing for the hosts.

Panthers wing Iseleli Pulu

provided the only points of a second

half arm wrestle in difficult

conditions when he scored early

in the spell to give Hornby an

impregnable buffer.

Mulitalo was among the more

interested spectators, scoping

the opposition as Linwood eye a

sixth premiership in seven years.

The weather was a factor in

the second half, the game got

sloppy and Hornby defended well

to keep them out,” he said.

Hornby rely on veterans Corey

Lawrie and James Baxendale to

steer the side around the park

while, like Linwood, the next

generation have also melded with

the old heads.

They’ve got plenty of experience

to get them round the field

and they’re a bit of a youthful

team too,” said Mulitalo.

COLLISION ZONE: Hornby

try-scorer Christian Fetu was

also on point defensively as

he stops Halswell’s Finley

Esera.

Linwood fit the same bill

with playmaker Daniel Hartley

complemented by South Island

under-20s hooker Makaia Tafua.

HARD YARDS: Maui Siulepa carts the ball up for Hornby

during the Panthers preliminary final victory over Halswell.

PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY

“We’ve also got a good breed of

young ones coming through that

have grown into our culture,” said

Mulitalo, who also singled out

the promising development of

back rower Uriah Tuli and prop

George Faaiva.

Mulitalo’s counterpart Jed

Lawrie always had belief a squad

with only seven players from last

year’s triumph could still make

the decider.

“I always had faith, they

showed glimpses of how talented

they are. The young boys have

matured through the year and

given the opportunity they’ve

been able to find that next level of

finals footy,” he said.

Lawrie identified the turning

point as the second half against

winless Papanui, where Hornby

piled out 80 unanswered points.

“I know they were struggling

but going into halftime we

realised what we were putting

out wasn’t good enough. It was a

pretty big lightbulb moment for a

lot of those boys.”

The Keas premier reserve team

also had the luxury of having

last weekend off as Hornby

advanced to the Canterbury Cup

decider by ending newcomer

Greymouth’s season with a 30-14

triumph.

Linwood also feature in the

women’s final where they take on

reigning champion Sydenham

after they beat Burnham and

Woolston respectively.

The ladder-leading Keas produced

a convincing 34-4 victory

over Burnham while Sydenham

prevailed in a tighter tussle with

Woolston, 26-18.

The men’s premier grade

second-tier Gore Cup final will

be contested by the Northern

Bulldogs and Riccarton

Knights, who progressed at

the Celebration Lions expense

thanks to a 34-10 win at Crosbie

Park.

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P W D L GD Pts

Christchurch Utd 15 14 1 0 45 43

Cashmere Technical 15 13 1 1 49 40

Nelson Suburbs 14 8 2 4 3 26

Ferrymead Bays 15 7 3 5 6 24

Dunedin City Royals 14 7 1 6 9 22

Green Island 15 4 1 10 -24 13

Coastal Spirit 15 2 6 7 -12 12

*Nomads Utd 14 3 3 8 -26 12

Mosgiel AFC 15 2 3 10 -28 9

Selwyn United 15 1 5 9 -21 8

Canterbury Hockey men’s Premier League

P W L Bye Pts

Marist 14 10 3 1 31

Carlton Redcliffs 14 9 3 2 29

HSOB/Burnside 14 8 2 4 28

Harewood 14 8 5 1 25

Avon 14 7 7 0 21

Southern 14 4 9 1 13

Hornby 14 2 9 3 9

University 14 1 11 2 5

Women’s premier hockey league

P W L Bye Pts

Carlton Redcliffs 12 11 1 0 2 33

Marist 12 10 2 0 2 30

Harewood 12 8 4 0 2 24

HSOB/Burnside 12 6 6 0 2 18

Avon 12 5 7 0 2 15

Hornby 12 2 10 0 2 6

Southern 12 0 12 0 2 0

SUCCESS: Carlton Redcliffs claimed

Canterbury Hockey’s Rosebowl for the

top regular season team in the women’s

premier league with a 2-1 win over

Harewood. PHOTO: GEOFF SOPER

Weekend match-ups

Canterbury Rugby League finals

series (all Sunday):

Gore Cup final: Northern Bulldogs

v Riccarton Knights, Nga Puna Wai 2,

11am.

Canterbury Cup grand final: Linwood

Keas v Hornby Panthers, Nga

Puna Wai 2, 1pm.

Premier women’s grand ginal:

Sydenham v Linwood Keas, Nga Puna

Wai 1, 12.30pm.

Premier men’s grand final: Linwood

v Hornby, Nga Puna Wai 1, 3pm.

Southern League round 16 fixtures

(all Saturday):

Coastal Spirit v Nelson Suburbs,

Linfield Park 11.30am; Mosgiel AFC

v Cashmere Technical, Memorial

1 12.30pm; Dunedin City Royals v

Selwyn United, Football Turf 12.30pm;

Christchurch United v Green Island,

Christchurch Football Centre 2pm;

Ferrymead Bays v Nomads United, Ferrymead

Park 2.45pm.

Canterbury Hockey Premier League

finals series round 1 (all Saturday):

Men: 7 v 8 play-off: University of

Canterbury v Hornby Vipers, Foster

Park midday; 5 v 6 playoff: Avon v

Southern, Marist Park @ St Bede’s

College 3pm; Preliminary final (1 v

2): Marist v Carlton Redcliffs, Nga

Puna Wai 3pm; Minor semi-final (3 v

4): HSOB/Burnside v Harewood, Nga

Puna Wai 4.30pm.

Women: Lower play-off: Hornby v

Southern, Foster Park 4.30pm; Minor

semi-final (3 v 4) HSOB/Burnside v

Harewood, Nga Puna Wai midday;

Preliminary final (1 v 2): Carlton

Redcliffs v Marist, Nga Puna Wai

1.30pm.


St Thomas makes

ST THOMAS of Canterbury’s

1st XV have created history by

qualifying for the top four of the

Miles Toyota Championship for

the first time.

Denied a place in last year’s

Cup semi-finals by an agonising

final round loss to St Bede’s

College, St Thomas led the

standings this season with a 47-

33 win over Shirley Boys’ High

School enabling them to finish

one point clear of defending

champion Nelson College.

They can now avenge that defeat

to St Bede’s last year when

they host the fourth-ranked

qualifier in Saturday’s Trophy

semi-final.

The other semi-final has

Nelson College hosting thirdseeded

Christchurch Boys’ High

School.

St Thomas, who have former

All Black hooker, and old

boy, Mark Hammett as head

coach, while Hammett’s former

Canterbury and Crusaders

teammate Johnny Leo’o is the

college’s director of rugby.

Significant improvers in a

competition usually dominated

locally by CBHS, Christ’s College

and St Andrew’s College,

St Thomas are arguably bestplaced

to win the title in 2022,

with at least a dozen players in

the first-choice match day 22

departing at the end of the year.

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history to get to top four

CHRISTCHURCH United and

Cashmere Technical predictably

sealed qualification for the

National League with any lateround

dramas.

The Southern League front

runners have been on course to

claim the two available berths

for the domestic competition

from the outset and achieved

that goal with three rounds of

the regular season remaining.

Christchurch United passed

their first assignment by beating

relegation-threatened Selwyn

United 4-0 on Saturday while

Cashmere Technical were up by

three goals before Coastal Spirit

MARIST ENTER Canterbury

Hockey men’s premier league

buoyed by regular season

success after a helpful schedule

enabled them to head off their

closest challengers to claim the

Presidents Shield.

Buoyed by a Covid-19

catch-up win earlier last week,

Marist nailed top spot for the

play-offs with a 6-1 victory over

cellar-dwelling University of

Canterbury.

Carlton Redcliffs rounded out

their programme with a 3-0 win

CHARGE: St

Thomas of

Canterbury

No. 8 Richie

Tuipelehake

Tupua’ilei

makes ground

against Shirley

Boys’ High

School with

prop Ezekiel

Faga Iete in

support.

managed a consolation goal in

the 90th minute.

Cashmere Technical and

United are now vying for the

Southern League title with the

latter returning to the top of the

standings after a 1-0 win over

Nomads United in a Covid-19

catch-up game on Tuesday

night.

United also host Green

Island while Selwyn United

will be hoping Cashmere

Technical maintain their

intensity away at Mosgiel,

with only a point separating the

Dunedin and Rolleston-based

outfits.

over fellow finalists Harewood

while HSOB/Burnside qualified

third after edging Avon 3-2.

Marist and Carlton Redcliffs

meet to decide which of the top

two teams heads straight to the

final, with the loser able to activate

their second life and play

the minor semi-final winner,

HSOB/Burnside or Harewood.

Carlton Redcliffs needed to

lose by 17 goals to surrender top

spot in the women’s competition

and they duly claimed the Rosebowl

with a 2-1 triumph over

TRY TIME: St

Thomas of

Canterbury

College wing

Jackson

Stewart is

poised to

score out

wide against

Shirley Boys’

High School.

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BIGGS

competition’s semi-finals pit

St Andrew’s College against

Shirley Boys’ High School while

Timaru BHS host Marlborough

Boys’ College.

Easy road for Southern

League front runners

Bottom-placed Selwyn also

venture south for a potentially

crucial clash with Dunedin City

Royals.

There was another

unsurprising outcome in the

women’s four-team South Island

Championship with powerhouse

Coastal Spirit SAS beating

Dunedin City Royals 4-1 in the

final, a week after recording a

9-1 margin against the same

opponent.

In the third/fourth play-off,

Cashmere Technical beat

Roslyn Wakari 2-1 in the first

leg of Sunday’s doubleheader at

English Park.

Top play-off spot for Marist

champions Harewood.

Like their male counterparts,

the women’s top four was already

set before the final round,

with Marist safe in second

regardless of last weekend’s bye.

Carlton Redcliffs and Marist

again vie for direct passage

to the final, while in another

mirror image of the men’s

title race, HSOB/Burnside and

Harewood face a sudden death

clash, with the winner facing an

ominous task next in phase two

of the finals format.

IN MY 40 years of journalism,

nothing has felt remotely as

difficult as writing this, because

the emotions are still so raw.

A few weeks ago, I bade ‘happy

travels’ to my dear friend and

long-time New Zealand Herald

sports writing colleague David

Leggat, who was getting ready for

a family adventure in Europe.

David and his wife Jacqui

Bensemann were travelling with

one son, and meeting up with

the other in London. This is what

life should be all about, the joy of

anticipation, fresh fields, with the

people who mean the most.

Now, I am writing a tribute to

“Leggo”, who has passed away

suddenly while swimming in

Lake Como, Italy, at the age of 64.

It feels heart-breaking and

surreal, and the mourners will

include – I can safely say –

much of the sports writing and

media community around New

Zealand. For he was a truly

unique and special character, of

unforgettable charisma, warmth

and charm.

David Leggat was long a central

part of our industry and in

recent years the undisputed elder

statesman.

He started out at the The Press

when a major newspaper still

had room for club table tennis

coverage, he worked for the New

Zealand Press Association as

sports boss and London-based

representative, and he had a

number of roles at the New

Zealand Herald/NZME including

sports editor.

Sports readers will know

him through his coverage of

just about everything, from

his first calling – cricket – to

Commonwealth and Olympic

Games, Rugby World Cups, and

so much more.

Sports writers will remember

him just as much for the

bonhomie, the generous nature,

the endless stories, the tag of

being a champion tourist during

the age of long sports tours, the

cutting critiques of no discernible

malice, the natural ability to

take humble command, the selfdeprecating

humour, the overall

humour, the phrases, the lunches,

the afternoon teas, the morning

teas.

He has left an impact on so

many people, but this story really

summed him up.

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David Leggat, a sports reporter at The Press for

a number of years before heading north to work

for the New Zealand Press Association and NZ

Herald, drowned tragically in Italy last week while

on a family holiday. Colleague and good mate

Chris Rattue shares his memories of the likeable

Cantabrian

Remembering

a charismatic

sports writer

David Leggat during a

Blacks Sticks media briefing

in 2014.

Sports broadcaster Andrew

Alderson recalled – with

reverence – being a nervous

rookie on a New Zealand cricket

tour and hearing a knock on his

hotel door. Leggat - the veteran -

was going out of his way, making

sure the newbie knew about the

touring media dinner and felt

welcome. Alderson has never

forgotten this simple yet easily

overlooked gesture.

My favourite Leggat travel

story concerned the 2002

Commonwealth Games, which

we covered in Manchester.

Leggo was in charge of the

company’s cash and for two days

I’d lived on meagre rations until

we managed to meet up, so he

could hand over a pile of twentypound

notes.

Within the hour I was eagerly

licking my lips at a curry house,

only to be told the money was no

longer legal tender. Before leaving

Auckland, Leggo had apparently

grabbed leftover cash from a

previous overseas assignment.

I can’t recall his response to

my despair and rumbling

stomach, but it may have been

along the lines of “sorry about

that champ”. He loved the word

“champ”.

His own stories went on much

longer than those above, and

they might be described as a

series of detours expertly cobbled

together.

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Leggat regarded as a ‘print editor’s dream’

• From page 25

These tales were littered with

nicknames such as ‘The Knight’

(Sir Richard Hadlee), or Harry

Potter (Daniel Vettori), and his

stories took on a special meaning

when they involved cricket.

He grew up around Christchurch

cricket royalty – his test

cricketer father Gordon became

a national selector, team manager

and chairman of New Zealand

Cricket until his death at the age

of just 46.

And yes, in keeping with this,

David Leggat’s memorable work

travelled familiar territory, such

as a piece on the death of Martin

Crowe, a sparkling column

recounting how the Kiwi legend

pranked him on a tour, then

recalling a moment that revealed

the frustration Crowe often felt

about falling short as a cricketer.

He might lament, beautifully,

on the departure of Bill Lawry

from Australian cricket commentary

boxes or – as he did in

2016 – give a decent and hugely

read serve to an Eden Park

crowd.

He didn’t let cricket obscure

his view though.

The files are packed with his

stories on sports people great

and small, including the first

ever mention in the New Zealand

Herald of a certain Lydia Ko,

who had shot a round of 98 in

FOCUSED: Journalists David Leggat and Mark Geenty on day three of the second test

match between the Black Caps and Australia in 2016. PHOTO: PHOTOSPORT.CO.NZ

the national golf amateurs and

“skipped down the Titirangi

fairways” like any other sevenyear-old.

Without overtly championing

the cause of women’s sport, he

did so by covering it like anything

else. There were stories on

Lisa Carrington, Eliza McCartney,

and so many more. Women’s

hockey became something of a

treasure to him, and I believe the

last piece he ever filed, for Newsroom,

was a memory lane story

on the White Ferns.

He loved writing about sports

people, and from what I could

gather the feeling was mutual.

Journalists also loved working

with him, and it wasn’t just for

the warm experience. He filled

vast spaces with precision and

class, and ran the department

with similar aplomb.

He was regarded as a “print

editor’s dream” as one boss put

it, capable of having three pieces

on the go at once – say a column,

profile and news story, all cleanly

written, on time, while still being

engaged in the office conversation

around him.

Leggo had mastered the ability

to juggle balls in the air with the

best of them.

Only those who have held key

news media positions can understand

how difficult that is to

achieve, day after day after day.

He was, to put it simply, a fully

rounded sports journalist from

another age, and his belief that

many things deserved at least

some coverage survived into a

digital era where analysis said

this was not the case.

I’ve got no idea how to say

goodbye to David Leggat, and I

won’t try.

His spirit will live on for me,

always.

And that leaves the last word

to a veteran sportswriter from an

opposition outfit, who reckoned

– on hearing of his passing – that

Leggo’s company always made

him feel so much better.

That was his very special gift.

Thanks for sharing it with us

all, champ. – NZ Herald

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GARDENING 27

Time to get the weed sprayer out

WHAT EXACTLY is a weed?

Definitions abound, but a weed

is generally considered to be

a plant that’s growing where it

isn’t wanted.

And, as winter draws near to

an end, it often seems that the

weeds are about to take over the

entire garden.

Onehunga weed, which

usually causes problems in

lawns, is one of the weeds you’ll

find starting to develop at this

time of year.

Onehunga weed is a soft,

ferny-leafed plant that only

reveals the nasty side of its

nature when it produces its

sharply-barbed seeds. These can

make walking on the lawn in

bare feet an utter misery.

You can remove onehunga

weed with what’s called a

selective weedkiller but,

remember, if the weed has

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CROSSWORD

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8 9

10 11

256

SUDOKU

Every row, column and box should

contain the digits 1 to 9.

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WORDBUILDER

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once?

TODAY

Good 16 Very Good 21 Excellent 24

letters, including plurals, can you make

from the six letters, using each only

No words beginning with a capital are

allowed. There’s at least one six-letter

Solution 155: aid, ail, avid, AVIDLY, daily, dal, day,

dial, diva, idly, idyl, ivy, lad, lady, laid, lav, lay, lid,

word. vail, valid, via, vial.

Good 16 Very Good 21 Excellent 24

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5. Rush madly (6)

10. Without purpose (7)

11. Pillage (7)

12. Martial art (6)

15. Befall (6)

16. Redeemer (7)

17. Adolescent (abbr) (4)

18. Wine sediment (4)

19. Grille (7)

20. Risqué (4)

22. Prohibits (4)

25. Amble (7)

27. Scan (6)

28. Stay (6)

31. Whip (7)

32. Spread from (7)

33. Chaste, pure (6)

34. Delicate or slender build (6)

Decoder

Down

2. Submerge in liquid (7)

3. Perspires (6)

4. Church recess

5. Continually find fault (4)

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13. Erode (3,4)

14. Far off (7)

15. Meatworker (7)

20. Oppose (6)

21. Rust (7)

23. Determined (7)

24. Break apart (6)

25. Confidential (6)

26. Partial refund (6)

29. Chime (4)

30. Clutter (4)

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SOLUTION

No.156

Crossword

Each number in our DECODER grid represents a different

letter - there is a number for all 26 letters of the alphabet.

DECODER

Enter the given letters into all squares with matching numbers.

The challenge now is to work out which letters are represented

Each by the number other represents numbers. a As different you get letter the of letters, the alphabet. enter them Write the into

given the main letters grid, into all and squares the reference with matching grid. numbers. To keep Now track work of out the

which letters letters you are have represented found, cross by them other off numbers. the alphabet provided.

2 9 10 24 22 9

9 26 2 22 20 13 2 16 4 2 20 14

26 21 6 17 2 16 6

22 20 26 22 19 22 14 3 13 17 17 10

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21 17 8 15 2 5 14 2 5 9

12 9 15 7 9 6

2 4 2 9 17 3 26 17 13 10 22 20

16 4 17 15 9 7 18

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Career, 10. Aimless, 11.

Ransack, 12. Karate, 15.

Betide, 16. Saviour, 17.

Teen, 18. Lees, 19. Lattice,

20. Racy, 22. Bars, 25.

Saunter, 27. Survey, 28.

Remain, 31. Scourge, 32.

Emanate, 33. Vestal, 34.

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Sweats, 4. Apse, 5. Carp,

6. Runner, 7. Evasive,

8. Basket, 9. Skiers, 13.

Eat away, 14. Distant, 15.

Butcher, 20. Resist, 21.

Corrode, 23. Adamant, 24.

Sunder, 25. Secret, 26.

Rebate, 29. Bell, 30. Mess.

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enter, ENTIRE, ere, erne,

inert, inter, ire, net, nit, nitre,

rein, rent, ret, rete, retie, rite,

tee, teen, ten, tern, tie, tier,

tin, tine, tire, tree, trine.

Sudoku

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9 12 6 18 18 18

16 1 23 6 1 23 8 8 23 6 25 8

23 20 23 18 12 2

2 16 12 10 18 8 20 6 8 18 18 6

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Fresh face for

Skoda Kodiaq

WHEN I’M booking

evaluation cars in my diary

I generally try to avoid an

overlap, one car at a time is

preferable.

However, that is not

always possible and after

a schedule change I didn’t

want to turn down the

chance to drive a high performance

sports car, so for

three days I had two cars in

my driveway.

While one of them was

spectacular in terms of

speed and handling, I

couldn’t help but be smitten

with the other – a sport utility

vehicle, a Skoda Kodaiq

to be exact, and it was the

go-to vehicle when I had SKODA KODIAQ STYLE: Fresh looks but with well

errands to run or for the proven driveline.

daily commute, driving my engine at 132kW and the dash panel readout was

wife to and from her place 320Nm. In true European listing a combined average

of work.

engine-building fashion, the of over 10l/100km which I

The Kodiaq equips itself turbocharged unit develops thought was satisfactory.

well in terms of occupant a lot of its power low in The suspension is a fully

comfort and engineering the rev band. Peak power independent mix of struts

prowess that is a perfect arrives all of the way from and multiple links with

blend of performance and 3900pm to 6000rpm, while spring and damper rates

economy.

maximum torque comes in well balanced for comfort

I guess that’s why it was at 1400rpm and meets the and the inevitable time

voted the New Zealand Motoring

Writer’s Guild Car of

to traverse undulating

point of peak power. the Kodiaq will be asked

the Year in 2017, a welldeserved

title if my memory Style TSi, $63,990

• Price – Skoda Kodiaq ground. While most fourwheel-drives

of this ilk

serves me well.

• Dimensions – Length,

can’t be considered genuine

The Kodiaq has just had

4699mm; width,

2087mm; height, off-roaders, the Kodiaq is

a facelift, and all that has

1685mm

a capable all-road vehicle,

done is make a good car • Configuration – Fourcylinder,

four-wheel-

journey I presented it

and the short shingle road

even better. Most of the

changes are cosmetic, while drive, 1984cc, 132kW, with served to prove how

the driveline and mechanicals

are largely as they were direct shift automatic environment.

320Nm, seven-speed tidy it is in a loose surface

when the model first landed • Performance –

In terms of on-board

here five years ago.

0-100km/h, 8.4sec

equipment and value

There are five models • Fuel usage –

fitment, the Kodiaq at

in the Kodiaq range, it

9.3/100km

$64k doesn’t miss out on

is extensive in terms of

much, the seats are leather

whether you want the highperforming

RS at $79,990 is a minuscule amount of stage heaters for the cold

That being the case, there trimmed and have three-

or want to ease yourself into power drop-off, the entire Canterbury mornings; the

the line-up at $48,990 for acceleration and transmission

process is seamless. heated at will. I particularly

steering wheel, too, can be

the 1.4-litre Ambition. The

evaluation car was the 2-litre

petrol-powered TSi Style direct shift automatic, and front door, complete with

The latter is a seven-speed like the umbrella tube in the

that lists at $63,990, bearing without the power-robbing umbrella, that has become

in mind that the Government

will want an extra converter the way the features such as those that

characteristics of a torque a Skoda hallmark. It’s small

$1093 to off-set carbon power process is developed show a lot of thought has

emissions. For my money I is simply extraordinary. gone into manufacture.

think I’d pay an extra $11k The Kodiaq Style is quick The Kodiaq’s seven-seat

and go diesel, but that’s not with an 8.4sec standstill to system is constructed

saying the petrol-powered 100km/h acceleration time, the way we expect of the

Style doesn’t impress. and it will scoot through a modern SUV. The rear row

All of the engines that highway overtake in 5.1sec of seats fold up from the

power the Kodaiq today – 80-120km/h. The feel floor, and even though they

are state-of-the-art, as from beneath the throttle is would only be suitable for

you would expect from a constantly entertaining and short trips for adults, for

Volkswagen-based source – encouraging.

youngsters and the slight

Czech Republic’s Skoda is in It is also built in the way of build the rear area is

partnership with VW and where fuel usage hasn’t been entirely practical.

the Kodiaq is based on the sacrificed. Skoda also rates Up front the driver has

Tiguan platform.

it with a 9.3-litre per 100km at his or her command a

While its seven seats offer

a point of difference to will sip fuel at 6.1l/100km high specification fitment.

combined cycle average. It wealth of functions and

other SUVs in the mid-size instantaneously at 100km/h The Kodiaq sits beside a

category, take into account with the engine turning host of other models in the

that there is also four-wheeldrive

in the Kodiaq, and 1800rpm.

There are a lot of fresh

over quite relaxed at just Skoda line-up.

drive modes that encourage Most of my driving with and exciting models arriving

at the moment and

the odd excursion into the the test car was at city

high-country back roads speeds, and even though Skoda will lure buyers with

and trails.

that doesn’t present the competitive prices and

Skoda rates the 1984cc best fuel economy result, quality built product.

Thursday August 11 2022 The Star 29

Further Update on China’s

Position on Nancy Pelosi’s

Visit to Taiwan

On Aug.2, Speaker of the U.S.

House of Representatives Nancy

Pelosi, in total disregard of the

firm opposition and repeated

representations of the Chinese

side and with the condonement

and even arrangement of the U.S.

government, went ahead with the

visit to China’s Taiwan region.

Furthermore, the U.S. even began

to spread disinformation and

falsehoods, accusing China of

changing the status quo and fueling

the tension in the Taiwan Strait.

I would like to further share with

our New Zealand friends China’s

position on this question.

First, the reckless visit by the

U.S. seriously interfered in

China’s internal affairs, seriously

undermined China’s sovereignty,

and seriously jeopardized peace

and stability across the Taiwan

Strait. It is only natural that China

makes a firm response. China’s

military exercises are open,

transparent and professional.

They are consistent with domestic

and international laws, as well as

international practices. They are

aimed at sending a warning to the

perpetrator and punishing the

“Taiwan independence” forces.

We will firmly safeguard China’s

sovereignty and territorial integrity

and uphold the international law

and the basic norms governing

international relations, particularly

the principle of non-interference

in other countries’ internal affairs.

More than 170 countries and

international organizations have

so far spoken out, reaffirming their

firm commitment to the one-China

policy.

Secondly, Taiwan has never been

a country. There is only one China

in the world and both sides of

the Taiwan Strait belong to one

and the same China. This has

been the status quo of Taiwan

since ancient times. The China-

U.S. Joint Communiqué on the

Establishment of Diplomatic

Relations in 1978 clearly

underlined that the government

of the People’s Republic of China

is the sole legal government

representing the whole of China,

and Taiwan is a part of China.

This has been the status quo of

the Taiwan Strait for decades.

However, this status quo has been

broken by the United States and

the separatist forces in Taiwan.

Since 2000, the United States put

the so-called “Taiwan Relations

Act” it unilaterally concocted

before the three China-U.S. joint

communiqués and took out

the once-secretive so-called Six

Assurances to Taiwan and made

that part of its one-China policy.

Isn’t this blatantly changing the

status quo? Since the Democratic

Progressive Party took office

in Taiwan region, it has been

pushing for “incremental

Taiwan independence” and

“de-sinicization”, and trying to

create the false impression of

“two Chinas” or “one China, one

Taiwan” on various occasions. Isn’t

this blatantly changing the status

quo?

Thirdly, after serious disrupting

peace and stability in the Asia-

Pacific region, U.S. has begun to

expand its military deployment

in the region. The typical U.S.

playbook is to create a problem

first, and then use that problem

to achieve its own objective. All

parties should stay highly vigilant

against this. China will continue

to work with all regional partners

to safeguard peace and stability in

the Asia-Pacific region and jointly

oppose the US from creating

tensions and conflicts in our

common home.

The principle of non-interference

in other countries’ internal affairs

is the “golden rule” in international

relations. We appreciate all

countries’ understanding and

support of China’s position. At a

time when unilateral bullying is

rampant from time to time, the

international community should

form a clearer consensus and

make a stronger voice to jointly

uphold the basic norms governing

international relations and

international law, and safeguard

the legitimate rights and interests

of every country.

He Ying

Consul General of the People’s

Republic of China in Christchurch

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phone 027 331 0400

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• Lighting

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Thursday August 11 2022 The Star 31

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

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Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

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• Drain Cleaning

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Removal

• Asphalt Concrete

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Phone Steve on

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Selwyn based but

service the whole of

the South Island

• New Paint • Floor & Roof

• Repaints Painting

• Wallpapering • Spray Painting

• Fences • Commercial

• Repairs • Timber Finishing

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email: andertondecorators@gmail.com

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landscaping

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Construction and

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Email: reidtours@xtra.co.nz www.reidtours.com

Email to join our mailing list

Painters and Decorators Ltd

Canterbury Owned and Operated

A husband and wife team

Specializing in:

• Roof Painting

• Interior/exterior

residential

• Small commercial

painting

Noel 027-411-3596

kemp.painters@gmail.com

kemp painters and decorators

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• Father & son Plumbing Business with over

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THE CAT DOOR MAN

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027 352 6225

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P: 027 2299 454

E: craigstrees@xtra.co.nz

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32 The Star Thursday August 11 2022

The Star Classifieds

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

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

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work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

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and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

PAINTING

older painter

for older houses

50 years in trade

“All the skills”

GST FREE

Contact Jimmy Bell

0211221487

SHOWER

CLEANING

Gold card

discounts

for sparkling

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Need a certified and reliable plumber for filtration

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027 245 5100

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Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

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NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

Water

Blasting

Industrial

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Domestic

Contact Kerrie Ling:

027 683 0033

iss.clean@xtra.co.nz

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

NICK@NICKJONESPLUMBING.CO.NZ

Trades & Services

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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

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Free quotes. Discount for

pensioners. Ph Mike 03

980 9771 or 027 2266 930

BUILDER

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decks, fencing. 30 yrs in

the trade has given me

ability to build to a high

standard. Free quotes. Ph

Brent 027 241 7471

BUILDER

Exp in all aspects of

building works, new

builds, home renovations

& extensions, property

repairs. Free quote. Ph

Stuart 0274 661058

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

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& 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.

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Call: 022 375 8506

Email: morgan@mtpd.co.nz

Website: www.mtpd.co.nz

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

Trades & Services

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

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

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 qwuote.

HANDYMAN

For gardening, fence

repairs & painting plus

just about anything else

around the home. Ph Len

0274 335 956 or Nika 022

071 5078

LANDSCAPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

Decking, Fencing.

Kanga & small digger

services. Check out Squire

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FREE QUOTES. Ph

Arthur 347-8796, 027

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

7154

BT LANDSCAPING

General landscaping

services Free quotes. Ph

Ben 027 350 1963

ODD JOB SPECIALIST

Small jobs specialists.

eg: drippy taps, sticky

doors, locks, spouting/

fence repairs Discount for

pensioners.

Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

668. Avail now.

PAINTING

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

Trades & Services

PAINTER,QUALIfIED

local professional, Int /

Ext,roofs,wallpaper, call

or text Corban 027 846

5035

PAINTING

Int, Ext, Roofs and

Fencing . Phone John 027

224 2831

PAINTER QUALIfIED

Int/ Ext. Quotes ph 021

197 5597

PLASTERER

Phone Finn for all your

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No job too small -

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PLASTERING

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to renovations. Small

painting jobs considered.

Ph Tim 022 538 0959

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.

All plumbing work, HWC

replacements. Pensioner

discount. No job too

small. Friendly, reliable

& professional service &

workmanship. Ph Nigel

027 4136004

or 385 2930

PLUMBER.

Highly experienced

Plumber. Exceptional

service. Ready to help with

all your plumbing needs.

Call today! MJ Plumbing

Ltd 021 109 2397

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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

TILING

Floor & walls. Kitchen &

splashback specialist. No

job too small.35 yrs exp.

Free quotes Ph 027 483

3887

Trades & Services

TREE SERVICES.

Specialist tree pruning &

shaping, hedges & tidyups.Book

now for winter

pruning Eg Roses & fruit

trees. Ph Hugh The Little

Green Groomer 021 275

5445

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

TREE SERVICES

Hedges, shrubs, tree

trimming & rubbish

removal. Phone for free

quotes 022 540 4900

Public Notices

GREYPOWER

CHRISTCHURCH

Monthly Social. August

17th, St Martins Church

Hall, Lincoln Road at 1pm.

Topic: Candidates for

Local Body Elections. No

entertainment. Afternoon

tea, raffles. Neville

Wootton, Vice President.

SCHOOLS. SPORTS CLUBS OR CULTURAL EVENTS

OUTSTANDING

Fundraising opportunity

The Star has a fantastic opportunity that is an ideal way

to fundraise while at the same time helps to profile and

promote your team and their goals and ambitions.

Call now to find out more about how you can fundraise

those hard to get dollars, while at the same time

promoting some of the great positive work being done

in the community. It also offers exceptional value for

your supporters and sponsors.

Contact:

Mike Fulham

379 7100

mike@starmedia.kiwi

Public Notices

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

ACT 1991

CHRISTCHURCH DISTRICT PLAN

NOTICE OF COUNCIL DECISION

PROPOSED PLAN CHANGE 5

PACKAGE OF CHANGES

The Christchurch City Council has made its

decision on Proposed Plan Change 5 – Package

of Changes, at its meeting on 28 July 2022.

The Council has adopted the Commissioner’s

recommendation that the plan change be

approved with some modification.

The Commissioner’s recommendation and

the plan change, as amended by the Council’s

decision, are now available for public viewing

online at https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/

plans-strategies-policies-and-bylaws/plans/

christchurch-district-plan/changes-to-thedistrict-plan/proposed-changes-to-the-districtplan/plan-change-5/

or during normal opening

hours at any of our service centres or libraries.

For details of your nearest service centre or

library, please telephone 941 8999.

Mark Stevenson

Manager Planning

Infrastructure, Planning &

Regulatory Services


THURSDAY, MAY 5, 20 2

co necting you with your neighbourh od

w.starnews.co.nz

1 – 3 July

20 2

Christchurch Arena

in Cambridge, the talented t enagers

made a sm oth transition to November, so her progre s has

development progra me last

THEY MIGHT not stand out the age group road race national b en remarkable.

riding to and from sch ol championships in Hokitika.

“I was talking t one of my

the roads of New Brighton or Sayers, who lives in Avondale, coaching leagues we were

Avondale, but Amelia Sykes and ca ped an unbeaten debut season trying to think: ‘Has an under-15

Shaylah Sayers are already on the as competitive cyclist by securing bike rider ever dominated and

fas track to su ce sful cycling the under-15 time trial and road won everything the under-15

car ers.

race on the West Coast over Anzac women’s grade?’ And for the life

After dominating thei respective

categories a the track national title haul to eight.

in the past 20 years,” said Sayers’

w ekend, to b ost her national of us we couldn’ think of anyone

championships inside Cycling The 13-year-old only joined coach Te ry Gyde.

New Zealand’s flagship velodrome the Canterbury Track Cycling • Turn to page 5

• By Chris Barclay

DOUBLE TIME: Amelia Sykes defended her under-19 time trial title a the age group road race national championships.

PHOTO (right): GRANT HA RIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Jayne and I would like to thank you for the work you’ve done to get us where

we are today. Bit of a blu rea ly. Every step in the proce s has gone into

achieving the resul today that exc eded our expectations. The detail and

profe sionalism has b en on point. Staging, photography, the video along

with the marketing campaign a leading to a great property to presen to

the market. These aspects a l se the scene perfectly for the open homes and

visits leading to today’s outstanding auction result. Quiet nigh tonight but

sure there wi l be a few celebratory drinks later in the w ek.

- Jason Sco t & Jayne Lesley Rhodes -

Phone or text 027 5 7079

cameron.bailey@harcourts.co.nz

w.cameronbailey.harcourts.co.nz Licensed Sales Consultant RE A 2 08

REINZ Residential Salesperson of the Year acro s a l brands in NZ

No.1 Harcourts Canterbury 2012-2021

No.1 Harcourts New Zealand 2017-2021

No.1 Harcourts International 2017-2021

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 20 2

- Jason Sco t & Jayne Lesley Rhodes -

Phone or text 027 5 7079

cameron.bailey@harcourts.co.nz

co necting you with your neighbourh od

• By Chris Barclay

w.starnews.co.nz

REINZ Residential Salesperson of the Year acro s a l brands in NZ

No.1 Harcourts Canterbury 2012-2021

No.1 Harcourts New Zealand 2017-2021

No.1 Harcourts International 2017-2021

1 – 3 July

20 2

Christchurch Arena

in Cambridge, the talented t enagers

made a sm oth transition to November, so her progre s has

development progra me last

the age group road race national b en remarkable.

championships in Hokitika.

“I was talking t one of my

Sayers, who lives in Avondale, coaching leagues we were

ca ped an unbeaten debut season trying to think: ‘Has an under-15

as a competitive cyclist by securing bike rider ever dominated and

the under-15 time trial and road won everything the under-15

race on the West Coast over Anzac women’s grade?’ And for the life

w ekend, to b ost her national of us we couldn’ think of anyone

title haul to eight.

in the past 20 years,” said Sayers’

The 13-year-old only joined coach Te ry Gyde.

the Canterbury Track Cycling • Turn to page 5

The Star Classifieds

Public Notices

HORNBY WMC

& MSA INC

Gaming Fund

The Hornby Club, invites applications

from recognised charitable, welfare

and educational organisations and from

amateur sporting or youth, organisations

within the local community to further

the objectives of these groups.

Application forms are available from:

The Hornby Club Office ,17 Carmen Rd,

Hornby, Christchurch 8042

• or on our website;

https://hornbywmc.co.nz/the-club/

grant-applications/

Fully completed application forms must

be received at the Club Office no later

than 5.00pm, Monday5th Sept 2022.

Wanted To Buy

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Buyers and sellers of

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Phone: 349 9633

STEVE PURCELL

ANTIQUES

BUYING

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watches, coins,

medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

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quality furniture, beds,

stoves, washing machines,

fridge freezers. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

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service, cash paid for

freezes, fridges, washing

machines, ovens. Also

buying furniture & h/

hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

Thursday August 11 2022 The Star 33

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

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postcards, coins, gold,

bank notes, badges,

medals, jewellery,

watches, china, crystal,

books, furs, vintage

clothing, paintings,

furniture, estates &

downsizing. Etcetera

Antiques, 194 Edgeware

Rd 385 5117

ACADEMY ANTIQUES

Buying estates, antiques,

old china, crystal, art,

Royal Doulton , Royal

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appraisal. Call Rob 349-

4229 academyantiques.

co.nz

A records and Hi-Fi

gear wanted. Pennylane

Sydenham. 7 days. Ph

366-3278

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uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

TOOLS, Garden garage,

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buyer Phone 355-2045

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How much Vitamin C? – page 9

How much Vitamin C? – page 9

Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper

Racers set blistering

pace on two wheels

THEY MIGHT not stand out

riding to and from sch ol the roads of New Brighton or

Avondale, but Amelia Sykes and

Shaylah Sayers are already on the

fas track to su ce sful cycling

car ers.

After dominating thei respective

categories a the track national

championships inside Cycling

New Zealand’s flagship velodrome

DOUBLE TIME: Amelia Sykes defended her under-19 time trial title a the age group road race national championships.

PHOTO (right): GRANT HA RIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Jayne and I would like to thank you for the work you’ve done to get us where

we are today. Bit of a blu rea ly. Every step in the proce s has gone into

achieving the resul today that exc eded our expectations. The detail and

profe sionalism has b en on point. Staging, photography, the video along

with marketing campaign a leading to a great property to presen to

the market. These aspects a l se the scene perfectly for the open homes and

visits leading to today’s outstanding auction result. Quiet nigh tonight but

sure there wi l be a few celebratory drinks later in the w ek.

New perspective

on life for

Chris Cairns – page 12

w.cameronbailey.harcourts.co.nz Licensed Sales Consultant RE A 2 08

Templeton hints at

mayoralty bid

Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper

No candidate from

The People’s Choice

• By Susan Sandys

CITY COUNCILLOR Sara Templeton is

reassessing her previous decision no to

stand for the mayoralty.

The Heathcote Ward representative said

the city needed a future-focused mayor,

particularly in light of the threat of

climate change.

Phil Mauger

David Meates

It comes as left-leaning The People’s

Choice says it wi l not field a candidate.

The only candidates confirmed a this

stage are fe low city counci lor

Phil Mauger, and The Wizard. Former

health board boss David Meates

is considering standing.

•Turn to page 6

BUYING

OLD AND NEW STAMPS

COINS, BANKNOTES

and MEDALS

Postcards, Militaria

and Co lectables

Gold, Silver, Platinum

and Watches.

The Wizard

134A Riccarton Road,

Opposite Westfield.

Licensed 2nd Hand Dealers We can come to you if you are unable to travel

Call 0800 39 24 26

Racers set blistering

pace on two wheels

New perspective

on life for

Chris Cairns – page 12

Templeton hints at

mayoralty bid

No candidate from

The People’s Choice

• By Susan Sandys

CITY COUNCILLOR Sara Templeton is

reassessing her previous decision no to

stand for the mayoralty.

The Heathcote Ward representative said

the city needed a future-focused mayor,

particularly in light of the threat of

climate change.

Phil Mauger

It comes as left-leaning The People’s

Choice says it wi l not field a candidate.

The only candidates confirmed a this

stage are fe low city counci lor

Phil Mauger, and The Wizard. Former

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CLUB OPEN DAILY

FROM 8AM

MAIN RECEPTION

OPEN 9AM-8PM DAILY

Enjoy a Pre-Show

Carvery IN CHALMERS

ALL BLACKS

Big Screen

Breakfast Replay

Hāpai Access Card

Fund-raising Show

u Eddie Low u Noel Burns u SweetAzz

u Vicki Galloway Downes u Nick Jackman u K4

SUN. 14th AUG. 2PM

TICKETS $30 AT THE CLUB OR HAMANITIX.COM +BF

THE

MADSEN PROMOTIONS PRESENTS

Tributes to

SAT. 3rd SEPT

Live Music

SATURDAY 7PM

FLEETWOOD MAC

ABBA

SOLD OUT

SUNDAY 3PM

IAN MAC

WINTER

Bingo

10AM EVERY TUESDAY

(Until 30th August)

SAT. 13th AUG

SAT. 3rd SEPT

SAT. 1st OCT

$30pp from 4.30pm

SUN. 14th AUG, 9AM

AB's v SA Replay

Watch the game while

enjoying a Pavilion breakfast

BEATLES& ELVIS

TICKETS $25. DOORS OPEN AT 7PM. SHOW STARTS AT 7.30PM

Come on down!

17 CARMEN RD. PH. 03 349 9026

WWW.HORNBYWMC.CO.NZ

COME DANCING

with Lynne Chaney & friends

This Sunday 14th August, from 1.30pm

Papanui RSA, 55 Bellvue Rd. $2 Entry.

RICCARTON PARK RACECOURSE

Festival of Racing

START

-and- END

RACE DAYS

WITH US

The

RACECOURSE HOTEL

& Motorlodge

BRIDIE'S BAR & BISTRO

401 Worcester St, Linwood. Phone 03 260 0325




Senior Gold Card *Discounts

*Excludes Friday to Sunday Dinner






This week's

specials &

events

Monday

2 Pizzas for $20

Tuesday

Parmy Mania

any Parmy for $18

Wednesday

Steak Night

all steaks 25% off

Bookings Essential

PH 386 0088

@GardenRestaurantBuffet

ORANGE = WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

6, 10, 13 AUGUST

Scrumptuous

Brunch

Menu

ALL ITEMS

$20

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Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz

THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX, 110 MARSHLAND RD

www.gardenhotel.co.nz

FULL TAB

LIVE

MUSIC

SAT 6pm

KRAKKAJACK

We are proud to sponsor the NZ Grand National Steeplechase on Saturday 13 Aug

Thursday

Burgers for $15

Quiz 7pm

Friday

Blue Cod Fish &

Chips for $20

Saturday

Live music 3pm

THE MEANIEZ

Sunday

Sunday Roast $15

& Kids meals $5

Housie-Bingo 3pm

9AM - 4PM 7 DAYS

$16 LUNCH SPECIAL

PH 385 8880

@GBCCHCH


Thursday August 11 2022 The Star 35

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 11 to Wednesday 17 August 2022

To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 379 7100 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Thursday

9.45pm - Terror of the Deep & The Tiny

Dangers. Friday 8pm - Mim Jensen

'Germaphobe' Release Show, tickets at

cosmicticketing.co.nz. Saturday 7pm - Foot

in the Doore presents Hidden Talent feat.

Mish & Green, tickets at ticketfairy.com.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Oscar Lerma, free.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:

Friday 8pm – NZ Battle of the Bands 2022,

Christchurch Heat 1, tickets $12+BF

eventfinda.co.nz, and door sales. Saturday

8pm – NZ Battle of the Bands 2022,

Christchurch Heat 2, tickets $12+BF

Eventfinda.co.nz, and door sales. Sunday

1pm – Open Mic Sundays hosted by

Hannah-Grace and Myllo, instruments

provided incl drums, piano, guitars, all

welcome, free. Sunday 4pm – Charity

Fundraiser Quiz in support of O’Neills’

School of Irish Dance, bookings at venue ph

03-377-4787, $15 per person or $50 group

of 4. Monday 7pm – Believe It or Not Quiz,

free.

BOO'S, 98 Victoria St: Thursday 8pm -

Celine Marie. Friday 8pm - Jaz Paterson;

10.30pm - Cantora. Saturday 8pm - Lee

Martin; 10.30pm - Neon Switch.

BRIDIE'S BAR, 401 Worcester St:

Thursday 7pm - Believe It or Not Quiz.

Saturday 3pm - The Meaniez. Sunday 3pm -

Housie-Bingo.

CHRISTCHURCH CASINO, 30 Victoria

St: Thursday 7pm - Chur Bro. Friday 7om -

Sirenz; 10.15pm - D'Sendantz. Saturday

7pm - Nat & Cory; 10.15pm - Mynt.

CHRISTCHURCH FOLK MUSIC CLUB,

Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Tce:

Sunday 7.30pm - The Sweet Sweet Nothings

- Frankie Daly, Jessie Shanks (The Eastern),

Tess Liautaud.

COME TOGETHER, Chch Town Hall,

Kilmore St: Friday - Liberty Stage presents

David Bowie, tickets at ticketek.

FAT EDDIES, 76 Hereford St: Thursday

6pm - Ed's Jazz Club presents Tiger Moth;

10pm - Diamond Blue. Friday 5pm - Penny

Blues Band; 8pm - Black & Gold; 11.30pm -

Chilton House. Saturday 5pm - Elly Rydge;

8pm - Mirrors; 11.30pm - VOXY.

HORNBY CLUB, 17 Carmen Rd:

Saturday 8pm - Fleetwood Mac/ABBA

SOLD OUT. Sunday 3pm - Ian Mac.

INTO SPRING FAMILY VARIETY

CONCERT, Isaac Theatre Royal,

Gloucester St: Sunday 21st August 2pm -

Featuring Yulia - NZs own Edith Piaf, Fiona

Pears and her Gypsy violin and the magical

Into Spring Family Variety Concert

cont...

Southern Cross Irish Dance troupe. There

will be some surprises! The show is being

moulded together by radio personality

James Daniels. 50s Up Brass are 35 mostly

retired musicians, some originally from the

NZ army Band and the NZ National Band..

Get your tickets from the Theatre or from

Ticketek. Children $15, Seniors $25, Adults

$30 plus a small booking fee.

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven's Quay:

Sunday 4th Sept, 3pm - SweetAzz. Friday

9th Sept, 7pm - Retro Party with DnD Trio.

Friday 16th Sept 7.30pm - Beatles/ELVIS

Tribute.

LITTLE BROWN JUG, 290 Wairakei

Rd: Saturday 7.30pm - Old Skool.

MICKY FINN'S, 85a Hereford St: Friday

10.30pm - Red Zone. Saturday 10.30pm -

Flat City Brotherhood.

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118

Racecourse Rd: Saturday 6.30pm -

Krakkajack.

REDWOOD HOTEL, 340 Main North

Rd: Friday 7pm - Reboot.

RICHMOND CLUB, 'The Borough', 75

London St: Friday 6pm - Speedboat.

Saturday 7pm - End Game. Sunday 3pm -

Stephen McDaid.

SHARKEY'S BAR, 96 Hoon Hay Rd:

Saturday 6pm - Karaoke. Sunday 4pm -

Open Mic. Tuesday 7pm - Karaoke.

SULLIVANS IRISH PUB, 291 Lincoln

Rd: Friday 7.30pm - Live music. 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 Corks. Saturday

7pm - Holly Kimber; 11pm - Corner

Sounds. 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 MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd:

Friday 9.30pm - The Meaniez. Saturday

9.30pm - Misconduct. Sunday 6pm - Lance

Kiwi Karaoke. Tuesday 7pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

THE ENTERTAINMENT HUB OF THE NORTH!

POOL TABLES OPEN

HOUSIE

12.30PM THURSDAY

FRI 9 SEP 7PM

OPEN

FROM

11AM

FRI 16 SEP 7.30PM

Tickets $30

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WED, THUR, SUN

12pm-2pm &

4.30pm-7.30pm

FRI & SAT

12pm-2pm &

4pm-8pm

CLOSED

Monday & Tuesday

NEXT QUIZ

7PM THURSDAY

11th August

BISTRO

113 RAVEN QUAY | P 03 327 7884 | WWW.KAIAPOICLUB.CO.NZ

WHAT’S ON AT THE RICHMOND CLUB

FRIDAY 7PM

SATURDAY 7PM

SUNDAY 3PM

75 London St, Richmond

Christchurch 8013

P: 03 389 5778

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END GAME

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