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• By Chris Barclay

ZACH TUCKER has accelerated

past another career goal, with the

talented Medbury School kart

racer winning overseas at the first


The 11-year-old kept his nerve

after being overtaken late in final

of his cadet 12 class at the City

of Melbourne Titles on Sunday,

coolly executing a passing manoeuvre

as the chequered flag

loomed at the end of 17 hotlycontested


Zach, who represents New

Zealand at October’s ROK

Superfinal in Italy, qualified in

pole position at 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

messages of support from friends

and family,” he said.

Zach qualified to race in Italy

after defending his Vortex Mini

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


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

it takes to succeed. Over the past

three seasons he’s been almost



Australian title for karter Zach

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.


in a bottle


inside war


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

police kiosk used to be.

“It was a fluke discovery,” city

council head of vertical capital

delivery Brent Smith said.

“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.

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Free Legal Advice

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ESOL Book Discussion Group, Thursday, 10-11am, Upper Riccarton

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Old houses make way for new homes

CONSTRUCTION is beginning

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Kāinga Ora Homes and

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“Building on this site will

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Bottle could easily

have laid undiscovered

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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.

The date the note was written

– February 1937 – was

also visible.

“The note is a bit worse for

wear, but it is an amazing link

to the past that could easily

have laid undiscovered,”

Smith said.

“I think what this note

shows is that the original

stonemasons were very

proud of being part of building

this memorial to the men

and women who lost their

lives in World War 1 and

they wanted their role in the

project to be remembered.

“I am delighted that 85

years on we have recovered

the note they hid and can

publicly acknowledge them

for their skilled workmanship

and the part they played

in creating this cherished

memorial,” Smith said.

For the team of stonemasons

working on the restoration

and relocation of the

memorial, the discovery was


“This discovery is a reminder

of the rich history

and tradition we’re helping

to preserve,” said Goldfield

Stone stonemason Regan


“It is humbling to be working

on such an important


The city council aims to

reveal the restored memorial

in its new location in time for

Armistice Day commemorations.

From the outside, Smith

said it will look exactly as it

did when first built, but the


The bottle

containing the

small handwritten

note was

found inside

the Citizens’

War Memorial.



internal structure will be

newer and stronger.

A time capsule to be buried

underneath the pavers in front

of the restored memorial is

likely to include a photo of the

original stonemasons’ note,

Smith said.

Thursday August 11 2022 5


team’s design

for their Enerugi

Cookies and

Sweet Enerugi

Senbei that

won them the


Left – Team

member Fred

Sugden tests

out the matcha

powder on a


Students win with Cookie Time ‘product’

• By Emily Moorhouse

A CASHMERE High School

student was part of the winning

team for a business challenge,

with their pitch for a healthy

alternative to energy drinks.

Archie MacDonald, 17, took

part in BizVenture Japan, a

48-hour business challenge that

saw students from around New

Zealand and Japan plan and

pitch a business product to a

panel of judges.

This year the business pitch

was centred around Cookie

Time, which has operations in


The students were put into

teams and given 48 hours to

address one of two real-world


The first focused on a new

product for Cookie Time to

introduce into its Japanese

market, supported by a threeyear

marketing plan.

The second focused on a new

market opportunity for Cookie

Time to introduce into its

existing product range.

MacDonald was the only South

Islander in his team and said

it was exciting to get out of his

comfort zone and take the win.

While he admitted it was

“pretty weird” working so closely

with people he had just met,

it wasn’t long before the team

found common interests and got

along well.

“Naturally there are some

nerves involved for sure, but we

all worked together and all had

different strengths as well,” he


MacDonald was in charge of

financial aspects, which he said

was a challenge as he had never

launched a food product or been

to Japan before.

In spite of this, MacDonald’s

team won the competition with

their idea of Enerugi Cookies

and Sweet Enerugi Senbei

(Japanese rice cakes), combined

with matcha powder.

“Over in Japan there’s a lot

of energy products consumed

everyday . . . so if we could put

that into a Cookie Time cookie,

that’s a more family friendly

option,” MacDonald said.

“Including the energy aspect

into a senbei we thought was a

pretty cool way of linking both

the business and our product to

the Japanese culture.”

MacDonald said the “bragging

rights” and excitement of

winning was “pretty awesome”,

and is hoping to get into the

world of business when he leaves

high school at the end of the


“Having the experience I’ve

got over the last couple of years

is definitely something I’ll be

looking at following in the

future,” he said.

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Students’ leap of faith to

raise cancer awareness

FINLAY Broomhall and

Spencer Smith are jumping

into the unknown to

support the Prostate

Cancer Foundation.

While both year 13

students at Christ’s

College are “incredibly

scared of heights,”

they are committed to

raising money for the

foundation by facing

their fears and leaping

out of a plane to support

the Skydive4Prostate


“We’ve never jumped

out of a plane before and

skydiving has never been

on our radars,” Finlay and

Spencer say.

“But, as year 13 students

at an all-boys school, we

have an opportunity to

raise awareness about

prostate cancer and

encourage younger

boys to have a greater

understanding of the


“This is such an

important issue for us



Smith (left)

and Finlay


will skydive

to raise

funds for

the Prostate



as young men that we

are willing to take a leap

outside our comfort zone.

We hope that everyone

will get behind us and

donate to such a brilliant

cause,” Finlay and Spencer


Finlay and Spencer say

it’s a once-in-a-lifetime

challenge. Definitely never

to be repeated.

Their skydive will take

place in the next school

holidays, late September/

early October.


Water and environment key

issues for new candidate

Avonhead resident Dr Laly Samuel will be

standing as an independent in the upcoming

local body elections, vying for a seat on the

Christchurch City Council for the Waimairi ward

and one of two seats on the Community Board for

the Waimairi/Fendalton/Harewood Ward .

An academic and scientist, Dr Samuel has

gained extensive international experience and

recognition, with awards including the Garshom

International Award she received in Norway in

2019. She was also named as one of the finalists

in the Women of Influence Award – International

category New Zealand in 2015.

Originally from India, Dr Samuel moved to

New Zealand with her husband and two children

in 2002. Prior to that they lived in Japan for 11

years, where Dr Samuel worked as a scientist and

undertook post-doctoral study.

After three years in Wellington, during which

Dr Samuel was a team leader at the Measurements

Standards Laboratory of New Zealand (MSL)

under the Crown Research Institute, Industrial

Research Ltd , she moved to Christchurch where

she continued her job with MSL under Callaghan

Innovation, a role she held until 2016, before

deciding to take a break from her professional life.

Always part of her busy schedule, community

work now has an even stronger focus for Dr

Samuel. This involves assisting Indian immigrants

to settle into New Zealand life. She is active in her

local church, St Christopher’s, and along with her

husband helps the Kerala community group with

personal and cultural matters.

She is also a member of the Christchurch

Multicultural Council and the Christchurch

International Group.

With her scientific and management

background, her experience with ethnic

communities, as well as her commitment to

helping the community, Dr Samuel believes that

she will be a competent candidate.

If successful, her main focus will be on

removing chlorination from the city’s water,

with reducing the city’s carbon footprint also an

important issue for her. She supports the new

stadium but was disappointed that solar panels

were not included in the design.

“I am also against the 1.4 per cent annual rate

increase that Christchurch people will have to pay

to fund the stadium’s construction. I believe the

government should contribute more.”

The situation Bromley residents are dealing

with also concerns Dr Samuel.

“The odour and pollution being created is

affecting not just Bromley, but many parts of the

city, and the toxic particles can cause health issues.

“With my international scientific and

management experience, I believe I could

contribute a lot to council committees dealing

with issues like these, and many others.”

Her campaign strategy will include meeting

with people as she believes it is important to

interact with people and discuss their issues.

“I already know a significant number of people

in the Waimairi Ward, and I look forward to

meeting many more, and going on to represent

them after the election.”

Thursday August 11 2022 7

The Elmwood retains award

• By Jo Fuller


claimed Hospitality New

Zealand’s 2022 Awards for

Excellence Best Local title

retaining the honour it won

last year.

In a career that has spanned

four decades, stalwart hoteliers

Marty and Naomi Fuller are

familiar faces in the industry.

They took over The Elmwood

four years ago but are

also well known for running

previous businesses such as

The Shades, Trevinos, The

Craic Irish Bar, Trader McKendry’s,

The Bog, Vines Wine

Bar, Sneakers Sports Cafe, The

Bard on Avon, Grapes Wine

Bar, the Rose & Thistle, as well

as hospitality businesses in

Auckland and Picton.

It’s been a tough gig for the

Fullers, who, like many in the

industry, have shown great

resilience navigating through

Canterbury earthquakes and

more recently, Covid.

Regardless, they have

managed to maintain a

successful business based on

what people want – good food,

good drink options, and good

entertainment in safe, friendly


“We are very grateful to have

been judged the Best Local in

New Zealand again for 2022 at

the Hospitality New Zealand

Awards for Excellence,” Marty


RESILIENT: Naomi and Marty Fuller with their hospitality awards of excellence.

“This is recognition of our

awesome team, who have been

nothing short of amazing over

the past year, and the fantastic

loyal locals who make the

Elmwood what it is.”

The 2022 Hospitality New

Zealand Awards for Excellence

were announced at a black-tie

dinner event at the Grand Millennium

Hotel, in Auckland,

on July 27 where they not only

claimed best local, but were

awarded Excellence in Gaming


“We also picked up New

Zealand’s Excellence in Gaming

award, which was a real

bonus and a real thrill for us


What this means to us is that

it’s a reflection of the hard

work that we’ve put in, it’s a

reflection of what wonderful,

wonderful staff we’ve got, and

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Leaders in Learning

Kia ora whānau

Ka whati te tī, ka wana te tī, ka rito te tī

When ti kōuka is tested by the elements,

it builds inner strength, then begins to grow again

Ti kōuka, the historical stand of cabbage

trees on our school grounds, symbolises

how we can manage in these testing times.

No matter what is thrown at these trees,

whether by nature or human activity, they

endure because they are strong, confident,

and remarkably resilient. They hold fast,

bending instead of breaking, then adapt and

grow stronger. We can do the same: face

challenges head on, cope in the short term,

overcome, grow stronger together. This is our mantra in 2022.

It is great to be back together onsite in Term 3 and long may that

continue! I am confident that we will deal with whatever happens;

and assure our community that every effort will be made to recover

lost time and teaching opportunities. With Orange Setting health

protocols still in place, and for the health and safety of our staff and

students, it is important to maintain mask-wearing. In Term 2, our

students respected our requirement to wear a mask indoors to help

protect themselves and others. Please reinforce our expectation

that masks be worn inside the buildings.

Rebuilding our Culture

I appreciate that the disrupted nature of the first two terms, with

extended periods of home learning due to isolation and staff

illness, is unsettling, creates uncertainty and anxiety, and affects

motivation. Despite all the difficulties, Term 2 was busy and

successful and I acknowledge students and staff for their hard work

and commitment. I am proud of how everyone has responded and

adjusted. Thank you to everyone in our school community for your

ongoing support and your genuine desire to do what is best for our


Our school vision is ‘personal excellence and care for others’. We

aim to provide an environment which is positive, supportive and

inclusive, and a safe, friendly atmosphere with high standards

and high expectations of both staff and students. The BHS

Values of Manaakitanga – Be Respectful, Mana – Have Pride and

Rangatiratanga – Strive to Excel provide the framework in which

everyone in our school community thinks, acts, and feels about

ourselves and others. The one thing we can control is our attitude.

I like to approach things positively, trusting that things will work

out well. Living the BHS values, and doing the best we can no

matter what, helps us face challenges head on.

Let’s continue working together to make 2022

a successful year.

Hapaitia te tangata ahakoa ko wai

ahakoa nō hea

Uphold other people − no matter who

they are or where they are from

Student Success

Carol Khor, has been awarded

the coveted Prime Minister’s

Te Puiaki Kaipūtaiao Ānamata

Future Scientist Prize for research,

supervised by mentors at the

University of Otago, Christchurch.

The Year 13 student, who was

awarded the $50,000 Royal

Society Te Apārangi prize at a

ceremony in Wellington in May,

was chosen as the 2021 winner for

a laboratory research project into

melanoma – the most fatal form of

skin cancer in New Zealand.

This $50,000 prize will allow her

to pursue her tertiary studies in

whatever direction she chooses.

We are extremely proud of you

Carol you have a very bright future

ahead of you.

2022 New Zealand Secondary

Schools Swimming

Waterworld, Te Rapa, Hamilton, July 28-31

A strong team of eight swimmers attended the NZ Secondary

Schools Nationals in search of personal bests, season bests, places in

finals and ultimately medals.

We hoped for no disqualifications or sickness but unfortunately

our team experienced all of these factors over the four days of


At the pool by 7am for a warm up and home around 9pm made for

very long days.

Our relay teams performed exceptionally well especially when you

consider many were open class. With 360 relay teams entered in this

event the competition in all races was fierce. Congratulations to an

exceptional group of talented swimmers.

Individual Medals

Bronze Medal for third place, Ray Suzuki, 200m Butterfly 15yr

Bronze Medals for third place, Josiane Hill, 200m Butterfly

and 100m Butterfly 17yr

Bronze Medals for third place, Maddy Horton 100m Butterfly

and 200m Individual Medley 16yr

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Left to right

Back Row: Mrs Chappell, Stacey Morgan, Hamish Inwood, Ray Suzuki,

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Front Row: Katie Horton, Maddy Horton, Josiane Hill

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1½ cups milk, warmed

2 tbsp cane sugar



¼ cup whisky

2 tbsp prepared mustard

3-4 tbsp olive oil

400g beef fillet

freshly ground black pepper

1 cup beef stock

1 tbsp thyme leaves


Whisk whisky, mustard and 3

tbsp of olive oil until well combined.

Place beef in a plastic bag.

Add marinade. Refrigerate for

60min. Return to room temperature

before cooking.

Preheat grill on high. Remove

meat from marinade and pat dry.

Brush with remaining oil. Season

with black pepper.

Grill for about 8min each side.

To test if done, press thickest part

of meat with your fingertip. The

softer it is the rarer it is; the firmer

it is, the more cooked. Tent with

foil and cover with a thick towel.

Rest for 10min before slicing.

Bring marinade, stock and

thyme to the boil. Simmer for

10min. Serve with the meat.

Roasted tomato, butter

bean, and watercress

Serves 4


2 tsp salt

8 tomatoes

2 cloves garlic

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp brown sugar

2 sprigs fresh rosemary

1 freshly ground black pepper,

to season

1½ cups butter beans

4 handfuls watercress,

100gm almonds, roasted and


2 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp fresh herbs, such as parsley,

oregano, marjoram, finely


1 cup creme fraiche


Preheat the oven to 220 deg C.

Arrange the tomatoes in a dish.

Drizzle over the oil, sprinkle

the salt, pepper and brown sugar.

Finely slice the garlic and add

with the rosemary.

Bake for 20min then let cool.

Combine the butter beans

with the watercress. Arrange

on a platter or individual dishes

then add the tomatoes and the


Mix together the creme

fraiche, lemon juice and herbs.

Spoon over the salad before


Date and orange scones

Serves 6 to 8

Heat oven to 210 deg C. Line a

baking tray with baking paper.

In a bowl, combine the

chopped dates with the orange

juice and cover with plastic wrap.

Microwave for 1-2 minutes, until

the dates absorb the orange juice.

Add the diced orange.

Sift the flour and salt into a

bowl. Rub in the butter until the

mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add the warm milk to the

date and orange mixture, stir to

combine then mix quickly into

the flour with a spatula. Do not


Turn out on to a floured bench.

Dust the top with flour and pat

out to an even rectangle about

2.5cm thick with your hands.

Cut the mixture into squares

or rounds. Place the scones on

the prepared tray.

Sprinkle with the sugar. Bake

for about 20min.

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1 cup milk

1 egg, lightly beaten

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Cut the chocolate into

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Sift the flour, cocoa and

baking powder into a bowl.

Stir in the sugar. Combine

the butter, milk and egg.

Stir into the dry ingredients

until just moistened.

Fill ⅓ of the muffin

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Cover with the remaining

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Serves 4


150g coarsely chopped

dark chocolate

100ml coffee

150gm unsalted butter,


75gm caster sugar

4 large free-range eggs,


1 tsp pure vanilla extract

150gm ground almonds or

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12 toasted hazelnuts,

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50gm dark chocolate,

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30gm unsalted butter,


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Fold egg whites into the

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mousse onto the cooled

cake while it is still in the

tin. Refrigerate for at least

4 hours, or preferably


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spring. Use a small knife to

help ease the paper away

from the cake. Peel off the

paper and discard. Use a

hot knife to cut the torte

into wedges.

Decorate with reserved

hazelnuts and grated


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