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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

AFTER 15 years in local body

politics, Jimmy Chen won’t be

Chen, now 70, called time on

standing again to spend more

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of the toughest tasks – Chen

part of the new city council, post

October’s election.

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community, sometimes a the

expense of my family, ’ he said.

“After October, I am looking

forward to having more time to

be with my family. ’

Chen entered local body

politics in 2007 as a member

of the Riccarton-Wigram

Community Board. He served

three years on the board before

Riccarton-Wigram ward in

2010.

2013, 2016 and 2019.

He successfully stood for

re-election to the city council in

Chen came to Christchurch

from Taiwan in 1996 with his

wife and two daughters. He

worked initially as a professional

interpreter before being encouraged

to get involved in local

politics.

and the Covid-19 pandemic

residents’ demands and expectations

and what council can

Matatiki: Hornby Centre), the

Bledisloe Cup

just the medicine

– page 3

What the

mayoral

candidates

promise

– pages 6 & 7

have coloured his years of public

service. With all the challenges

that Christchurch has faced,

Chen said having to make decisions

on where to spend the city

council’s funds has been one of

the hardest aspects of his role as

a councillor.

There is a big gap between

PROUD: Jimmy Chen with city council chief executive Dawn Baxendale. PHOTO: NEWSLINE

actually provide or supply within

limited budgets,” he said.

Chen is particularly proud of

the role he played in securing

funding for four big capital projects

that will make a difference

for his community – the new

indoor pool complex, library and

customer service area for the

southwest of Christchurch (the

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He is also proud of the work

that he has done to strengthen

Christchurch’s international

connections and to advance

multiculturalism.

He has chaired both the city

council’s international relations

working group and the council’s

multicultural committee.

He led the development of

Christchurch’s first Multicultural

Strategy, in partnership with

mana whenua, and has closely

monitored its implementation

as part of his commitment to

helping Christchurch become a

diverse, inclusive, harmonious

and socially-cohesive city.

Chen said Christchurch is far

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more welcoming now of different

ethnicities than it was when he

first arrived here.

“It is getting better, however,

there is still a long way to

go, ’ said Chen, who received

a Distinguished Service

Award from the Christchurch

Multicultural Council in 2020

for his contributions to making a

Christchurch a more diverse and

inclusive city.

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‘A waste of time’ – dairy owner

after meeting ram-raider

• By Tina Grumball

THE OWNER of a dairy

targeted four times by youth

believes a family group

conference was a waste of

time.

The meeting involved one

of the teens, a 13-year-old,

his family, Oranga Tamariki,

police and four other victims,

including another dairy

owner.

Facilitated by Oranga

Tamariki, youth justice family

group conferences are

intended to help youth take

responsibility and leave them

with a plan for the future.

While the victims could

speak at the meeting, Sangeet

Mehta said the decision had

already been made as to what

would happen with the youth.

The victim’s views did not

make a difference.

• Turn to page 5

ZILCH: Dairy owner Sangeet Mehta does not believe anything will come of the family conference. ​

Left: The damage to the dairy after May’s ram-raid.

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Bledisloe Cup just the medicine...............3

Residents fed up with unruly youths......4

Mayoral debate: Key issues...........................6-7

10 years jail for gang member’s death.....10

Quake-damaged home wins award...12

The Peace Train relocates.....................................15

Perinatal stories shared.....................................17

Inside Smokefree Rockquest......................18

Opinion/Letters....................................................... 20

Gardening........................................................ 29 & 30

Sport.....................................................................................31

DriveSouth.................................................................. 33

Classified.............................................................. 34-39

Gig guide.......................................................................39

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Bledisloe Cup just the

medicine for sports fans

• By Barry Clarke

IT CONTAINS 48 stubbies

and it was filled four times –

deservedly – after the All Blacks

breathtaking win over Australia

in Melbourne.

And now the time-honoured

Bledisloe Cup has been toasted

by rugby and sports fans just

south of Christchurch.

The cup has had pride of place

in the Selwyn Community

Pharmacy in Lincoln this week.

News of its temporary home

spread quickly around the township.

“It’s been unbelievable,” pharmacist

Dave Wyatt told The Star

yesterday.

There’s disbelief that it’s actually

the genuine Bledisloe Cup.

It’s not a fake or a look-a-like.

The size of it . . . I can’t believe

how big it is.”

So how did the cup get from

Melbourne after the All Blacks

nail-biting controversial 39-37

win, and the 40-14 thumping

of the Aussies at Eden Park on

Saturday, to Lincoln?

Over a couple of beers.

Wyatt is a

neighbour of

Jason Ryan,

one of the All

Blacks assistant

coaches.

They both live

in Lincoln.

On Sunday

Jason Ryan

night, when

the All Blacks

had returned to their respective

parts of the country, Ryan and

Wyatt caught up for a beer.

Said Wyatt: “Jase texted me

and said ‘pop over for a beer’.

Jase cracked open a beer and we

went through to the next room

and there’s the Bledisloe Cup! I

thought: ‘Jeepers, how good is

that’.”

Wyatt was told the cup can

take 48 stubbies and during

the post match celebrations in

HAPPY AS: The Selwyn Community Pharmacy team with the Bledisloe Cup. From left:

Krystle Barnes, Kylie Gallagher, David Wyatt, Kelly Smitheram, Holly Stevenson.

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• Watch the video on starnews.co.nz

Melbourne it was filled four

times.

Ryan asked Wyatt if he would

like to put it on display in the

pharmacy.

So when the pharmacy

re-opened on Tuesday after

Monday’s public holiday, the

Bledisloe Cup was put into a

protective crate, put on to the

flat deck of a vehicle and driven

to the pharmacy.

“We’ve had so many people

coming in, grandparents with

their grandkids. It’s been just

amazing,” said Wyatt.

The cup returns today to Ryan

custodianship.

ONE TO KEEP: Karen

Gay takes a photo of her

grandchildren Isabelle

and Henry Wilson with the

cup.

NEWS 3

Pin pulled

on army

exercise in

shopping

area after

questions

asked

• By Susan Sandys

SOLDIERS WITH assault

rifles were to have been part

of a military exercise in a busy

shopping and residential

area.

But the army torpedoed the

plan after members of the public

began asking questions.

Up to 30 soldiers from Burnham

Military Camp were to have

patrolled Rolleston’s main shopping

area and nearby residential

areas with unloaded rifles last

week.

The New Zealand Defence

Force advertised the exercise in

the public notices of community

newspaper in the Selwyn Times,

also saying rifles would be

“pointed down at all times”.

After the advert was published

it didn’t take long for the phone

to start ring from concerned

residents.

A Defence Force spokesperson

said the location of the exercise

had now been changed to the

Burnham area.

Asked by The Star if

complaints had been received,

the spokesperson said: “We did

receive some phone calls from

members of the public, who had

some questions about the training

that was to occur.”

The spokesperson said military

exercises were advertised to let the

public know they may see soldiers

training.

“As always, we appreciate

the support of the local Selwyn

community when our soldiers

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Apology:

Fence jumping youths

starting to enter houses

• By Natalie Pham

RESIDENTS ARE fed up with

a group of youths jumping over

their fences and attempting

break-ins.

A Spreydon woman was in her

lounge when she saw a group of

four young people jumping into

her yard over the neighbour’s

fence. This was the second time

she had caught them on her

property.

CAUGHT: This is the second time the Rosewarne St

resident has disturbed the youths on her property. There

have been a number of reports from the community on

social media about the same group.

“I was really shocked when

I saw them and I called out to

my partner and we both went

outside to confront them while I

took these photos,” she said.

The Rosewarne St resident

then posted the photos to social

media in a bid to warn others in

the area.

She said the group tried to

open her neighbours’ doors

and managed to get in one

of the houses through an unlocked

door.

However, they left after seeing

a person inside.

The woman said the group is

well known to the police, with

the youngest being about 11

years old. However, she believes

“the police’s hands are tied because

of their age”.

“[The group is] often causing

trouble around the neighbourhood,

stealing from homes and

trying to steal vehicles, shoplifting

and injuring other children.”

There have been a number of

reports from the community

on social media about similar

incidents.

She said it is concerning

that young children are being

involved in attempted thefts in

the area.

“Youth crime is definitely

getting worse and has been

particularly bad over recent

years.”

• By Tina Grumball

ONE OF a gang of youths shown

in a shared video attacking a

14-year-old boy at Westfield

Riccarton has apologised.

The mother of the victim said

her son felt “a bit better” after it,

though there has been no more

updates on identifying or charging

the rest of the youths. She

had heard the group were aged

between 11 and 16.

“But then . . . there has been

other children that have been attacked,

so that worries me a lot,”

she said.

The Star published stills of a

video shared online of the attack,

showing the boys throwing the

victim to the ground and stealing

his shoes.

The attack occurred about 10pm

late last month.

Police could not comment any

further when contacted last week,

as the matter is now before the

youth court.

Westfield Riccarton has not

responded to repeated requests for

comment.

The victim’s mother said the

community had rallied around

them, with a large group of parents

who had shown support.

Another attack at the BMX

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Westfield attack

There’s a lot of parents that are

really worried about their kids . . .

working together and supporting

each other. That’s a positive,” she

said.

A confidence building course

at school her son had participated

in before the attack made a “huge

difference” when it happened.

While it was “really scary” kids

continued to be attacked - some

younger than her son - she was

hopeful of change with more

people speaking out and trying to

VIOLENT: Last month’s

attack on the 14-year-old

by a group of youths at

Westfield Riccarton was

shared by video.

do something about it.

“It might just stop something

seriously bad happening to

someone else’s young boys,” she

said.

Her son wanted to go down

to Westfield Riccarton on the

weekend, but she did not let him.

“He was pretty mad at me

about it, but it’s like I have to

keep you safe now because it’s not

safe and there’s something new

happening every weekend and

it’s scary.”

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• From page 1

He was also left wondering

what police were waiting for as

the teen had about 44 charges.

“Still our law and order says

we have to give him a chance to

be a better person. Within six

months, 44 crimes he (committed),

so why are you waiting for

the 45th?”

Mehta had a simple answer:

“If you do the crime, you need to

face it and that’s what I told the

boy.”

The youths would not stop

while they believed “no one can

touch (them),” Mehta said.

Mehta’s business, Prebbleton

Dairy, had been ram-raided

three times and had been the

target of an armed robbery.

The robbery happened in late

August when teenagers – the

youngest who has been identified

as 10 – burst into the shop armed

with a spanner at about 7pm one

evening.

They tried to strike his wife but

she avoided the blows by pushing

a Covid screen at the offenders.

Their toddler was in the back of

the shop and Mehta was visiting

a patient at Christchurch Hospital

at the time.

When Mehta asked for a trespass

notice for the four offenders

police had identified, he was told

the notices had been given.

But when he asked for photographs

of the boys so he would

know who to stop, police would

not give them to him.

The offenders had been wearing

masks and hoods, he said.

How would his wife know who

they were if they walked into

their shop again?

He asked the boy at the conference

why he did it. The teen

replied he did it for fun and for

social media videos.

‘If you do the crime, you

need to face it and that’s

what I told the boy.’

– Sangeet Mehta

Mehta said he would not be

waiting for an email regarding

the outcome as he honestly believed

nothing would happen.

He also wondered who was

helping business owners hit by

ram-raiders. He had to fix the

door and the wall, and install a

steel gate and bollards. He had to

pull back his open hours because

of safety concerns.

“I’m losing my business. Who

is it affecting? Me. Why? Because

Thursday September 29 2022 The Star

NEWS 5

Offenders as young as

10 involved in robbery

Bollards have been installed

outside the Prebbleton

Dairy.

of youth, and we’re still thinking

about ‘oh, we should have to give

him another chance to become a

nicer person’.”

Mehta queried why he should

have to pay insurance excess and

fix everything when he was the

victim.

He said all of the dairy owners

around him who had been hit

were tired of being left to pick

up the pieces without more help

from the Government or action

from the police.

When asked if he was still

intending to sell his business,

Mehta noted that “millions of

dairies want to sell but no one

will buy”.

“If I know your car is going to

break down next year, is anyone

going to buy?” he said.

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Mayoral debate: What the candidates

• By Anna Leask

MAYORAL HOPEFULS David

Meates and Phil Mauger have

faced off in a live debate and

outlined how they will make

Christchurch better in future if

they are elected to the top job.

A debate was hosted on

Tuesday night by Canterbury

Employers’ Chamber of Commerce,

in partnership with the

NZ Herald.

Meates and Mauger, the two

top polling candidates, were each

given the chance to make their

case for why they should get the

city’s top job.

The debate, hosted by journalist

Ryan Boswell, was businessfocused

and explored each

candidates’ objectives in relation

to the business community.

Mauger said his mission

should he be elected mayor was

to make Christchurch the “best

place to live, work, play and

invest in New Zealand”.

He said he wanted to be

a mayor who “helps to put

Christchurch and the Banks

Peninsula” on the map.

“I will work with anyone from

anywhere for the best outcomes

for Christchurch,” he said.

His key goals included finishing

roads and footpaths in

the city, regaining the trust of

ratepayers in council, delivering

David Meates

core services better, making rates

affordable and reducing debt and

looking after the environment.

“Because we only get one,” he

said.

Mauger said he was “not a

politician or bureaucrat” but

he was committed to making

Christchurch the best place possible

for all of its residents.

Meates said Christchurch had

“huge potential” but to effect

change the city needed a change

in leadership and direction.

“Christchurch should be a

place people want to live… a city

that offers fair opportunity for

everyone,” he said.

“It takes leadership to enable

this and that is what I will bring.

“We need to make sure we get

it right, build on what’s working

and change what is not.

“I will ensure this is a council

you can trust and have confidence

in to deliver what is

Phil Mauger

promised.”

Both candidates vowed to

make Christchurch a place

where people could thrive – in

business and in life.

When asked what they

would do about rates in the

region, Mauger said the country

as a whole was heading for a cost

of living increase and “we’ve

got to help people … if we can

trim out some stuff that’s not

necessary … we’ve got to cut our

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cloth,” he said.

There’s a couple of things we

can do, we’ve got a lot of land,

surplus … we collect land like a

squirrel collects nuts.

“It’s little things like that.”

Meates said rates were “an

interesting conundrum”.

He said council needed to

think “much more creatively”

about how different assets in

the city were used and how they

were funded.

For example, he said it “beggars

belief” that council was

“only just engaging” with neighbouring

bodies about the new

stadium.

Meates said a big goal was to

reclaim Christchurch being the

country’s second biggest city and

the gateway to the south.

He said it was crucial that local

government took ownership of

that and pushed for development.

“Otherwise we will be a really

simple town,” he said.

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Mauger said Christchurch was

a city that “had everything” and

he hoped to remind the rest of

the country and the world of that

fact.

“We’re right on the

cusp of being the place,

the sporting and events

capital of New Zealand.

“We could become a

mini Melbourne.

“I think we’re right on

the edge of greatness, I

really do.”

The candidates also

fielded questions from the audience

on climate change, improving

the culture and performance

of council staff, campaign funding

and other issues.

In closing, Mauger said

Christchurch needed a council

that was delivering for the community

and he wanted to improve

that for not only the business

community but for all residents

and rate payers.

“I will ensure we are not the

Leeann

Watson

forgotten second city,” he said.

“I know that . . . working together

we can make Christchurch

the best city.”

Meates said he was looking

forward to being at the

helm of a city that was “a

place that was actually attracting”.

“Our key strength is our

people, we are vibrant,

innovative and this is an

exciting place to be.”

Canterbury Employers’

Chamber of Commerce

chief executive Leeann Watson

said it was important to help both

members and the public

be well-informed in advance of

the upcoming elections.

“Every three years we have

the opportunity to re-elect and

refresh our local representatives,

and it is important that voters

are presented with sufficient

information to make wellinformed

decisions,” she said.

– NZ Herald

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

• By Tina Grumball

POLICE ARE still combing

through the information they

have received in the hunt for

Kirsty Bentley’s killer.

About 80 tips – regarding

people, vehicles, or events – had

been sent in since a $100,000

reward was posted in late July.

The reward was for any information

or evidence leading to

the identification and conviction

of the person or people responsible

for the Ashburton 15-yearold’s

death, which remains

unsolved.

Detective Inspector Greg

Murton said he was about three

quarters of the way through the

nominations.

Some were random sightings

and many required a lot of

digging to contact all relevant

parties.

Nothing obvious had emerged

yet.

Kirsty (right) was last seen

alive on the afternoon of December

31, 1998, as she left home to

walk her labrador-cross, Abby.

Abby was found the next day

tied to a tree near the Ashburton

River, but Kirsty’s body was not

discovered until 17 days later in

the Rakaia Gorge.

Initially, the investigation focused

on Kirsty’s father, Sid, and

brother, John, but both denied

any involvement.

Sid died of cancer in 2015,

while John now lives in the

United Kingdom.

Murton has looked over the

cold case for eight years. His

primary theory was she was abducted

and killed by a stranger,

who lived locally, either smoked

or grew cannabis and knew the

Rakaia Gorge area.

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Police combing through 80

tips in hunt for Kirsty’s killer

He did not believe Sid or John

were involved in her death.

The reward will remain in

place for another four months.

Immunity from prosecution

may be considered for any accomplice,

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offender.

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is asked to phone police

via 105 and reference

Operation Kirsty, or Crime

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• By Emily Moorhouse

SIXTEEN SECONDS. That’s

how long it took for an

“explosive, mass brawl” to erupt

between members of rival gangs

Tribesmen and Mongrel Mob

outside the Christchurch Justice

Precinct, leaving blood splattered

on the footpath.

Eleven Tribesmen members

are being sentenced at the district

court, where they assaulted

five Mongrel Mob members

outside the building on July 30,

2020.

According to the summary of

facts, 17 Tribesmen members on

July 30, 2020, went to support

their president Elder Browne,

who was appearing in court.

CCTV footage showed the

Tribesmen members leaving the

justice precinct and outside five

Mongrel Mob members were sitting

on planter boxes.

One Mongrel Mob member

made a “gesture” to the Tribesmen,

causing a fight to erupt.

It all happened within 16 seconds

of the first Tribesmen gang

member stepping out the court

door.

The fight lasted no longer than

half a minute before court security

staff intervened.

Punches were thrown as well

as kicks, and kneeing with one

Mongrel Mob member’s head

stomped on several times.

One sustained injuries to their

face including swelling and

bruising and appeared “disorientated”

getting up off the ground

to walk away.

With so many defendants

involved in the brawl, district

court judge Gerard Lynch has

split the sentencing into three

slots based on the seriousness of

the offending.

At 10am Baden Clunie, Richard

Edwards, Harley Tapine and

Wilson Ruawhare appeared on a

raft of assault charges including

injuring with intent to injure,

assault with intent to injure and

common assault.

Crown Prosecutor Sean Mallet

described the fight as a “mass

brawl” where Mongrel Mob

members were clearly outnumbered

by roughly one to five.

Mallett said the community

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needs to be protected from this

type of behaviour and the sentencing

needs to mark society’s

condemnation of gang violence

in broad daylight in a public

area.

Clunie’s lawyer Allister Davis

requested a community detention

sentence for Clunie as home

detention would impact his job

as a scaffolder, where she said he

has become a “hard-working”

employee.

Davis said following the

brawl Clunie has been on

electronically monitored bail

and has not breached these

terms or reoffended. She also

said Clunie watched the fight

unfold from a distance on the

other side of the road.

Edwards’ lawyer Serina Bailey

said while Edwards has a history

of youth offending, this has

lessened over time as he has got

older and taken on responsibilities

as a parent.

She said although Edwards

had reoffended with a drink

driving charge, he had since

engaged with rehabilitation programmes

and asked the judge to

consider community detention

and a community work sentence.

Tapine’s lawyer, Rahul George,

requested a combination of

community detention with

a “lengthy term” of intensive

supervision.

George asked the judge to take

into account Tapine’s upbringing

with drugs, alcohol and gang

involvement and how that has affected

him today.

However, Judge Lynch pushed

back and said why should one

group get credit for bad behaviour

when there are other members

of society that face similar

challenges and don’t go on to

offend in the same way.

Ruawhare’s lawyer Trudi

Aickin asked the judge to take

into account Ruawhare’s anxiety

when imposing a sentence.

She said he had recently had

a judge-alone trial on a driving

matter where sentencing was

based on his anxiety. She also

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Sentencing after ‘mass brawl’ outside court

Tribesmen members Dukie Montgomery (front), Vincent

Olsen (middle) and Alexander Powell (back) appeared

before Judge Gerard Lynch for their involvement in a gang

brawl.

PHOTO: GEORGE HEARD/NZ HERALD

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accepted that home detention

would be a starting point for his

involvement.

Judge Lynch said while the

brawl was “explosive” and “lawless”

occurring outside a place

where the law is upheld, it was

clear that it wasn’t planned.

“Two gangs fought which is

what rival gangs do from time to

time.”

The aggravating factors were

that it was an unprovoked attack

and the vulnerability of

the victims who were clearly

outnumbered and fighting in a

public place.

Ruawhare received eight

months home detention, Edwards

received nine months

home detention and Tapine

received nine months home

detention while Clunie received

three months home detention.

The second group of men

to appear was Vincent Olsen,

Alexander Powell, Hendrix

Crichton-Weke-Tuhimata and

Dukie Montgomery, who had his

sentencing adjourned to November

30.

They faced similar charges of

assault with intent to injure.

Three others were also being

sentenced late yesterday.

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10-year sentence for gang member’s death

• By Anna Leask

ONE OF THE men responsible

for the killing of a King Cobras

gang member on a rural

Canterbury road over an alleged

drug debt has been jailed for

more than 10 years.

Luke Sears, also known as

Luke Riddell, was shot in the

chest after a confrontation with

Daniel Gary French and his

associate Alistair Cochrane in

October 2018.

French had been running a

large-scale cannabis growing

operation in the area, and Sears

had bought cannabis from him.

The day before the killing

Sears was “trying to collect”

$40,000 he said French owed the

King Cobras gang.

French believed Sears owed

him $60,000 for cannabis he had

purchased.

French and Sears met on

Grange Rd, at Charing Cross

west of Christchurch.

Both drove to the location –

French with Cochrane and Sears

with his fiancee.

A fight ensued and Cochrane

then emerged from the car with

a black shotgun.

Sears advanced toward

Cochrane asking him: “What are

you going to do with that?”

Cochrane said he was leaving,

but Sears tried to take the keys

from the vehicle and Cochrane

pulled the trigger, shooting him

in the chest and shoulder.

Cochrane and French drove

off, leaving Sears dying by the

roadside, with his fiancee desperately

trying to get help.

French later returned to the

scene, called police and claimed

the firearm had gone off accidentally.

French and Cochrane were

charged with murdering Sears

and found guilty after a trial in

the High Court at Christchurch.

However, after an appeal

French had his conviction overturned.

A retrial had been scheduled

for July this year but in June

French pleaded guilty to a lesser

charge of manslaughter.

He was sentenced yesterday

morning by Justice Rob Osborne.

French has already served

about four years behind bars

as part of his life sentence for

murder.

Judge Osborne took that into

consideration when handing

down yesterday’s sentence for the

new conviction.

He also heard a Victim Impact

Statement from Sears’ sister.

“Life without Luke has destroyed

my family, we all used to

be so close and this has ripped us

apart,” she told the court.

“Not only did you take his life,

you took away my mum and part

of her will to live. For every day

there is a different walk of grief

and a new struggle.”

Sears’ sister said she had “consistent

nightmares” about the

day he died.

“Nothing will ever take away

the memory of the day; hearing

my mum’s gut-wrenching

scream . . . to see her falling to

the ground, the instant shock

of what’s happening and the

disbelief that a human can take

another human’s life,” she said.

She said she’d endured sleepless

nights and struggled to get

out of bed in the morning.

Her son, nieces and nephews

also struggled with the loss of a

male role model and father.

“His son grows up without

a father, the struggle he has to

go through is absolutely heartbreaking,”

she said.

“However long you will get

[in jail] will never take away the

pain and suffering you caused

our family and it doesn’t bring

back Luke, it doesn’t take away

the depressing and the broken

family.”

French’s lawyer Andrew Bailey

acknowledged the victims and

said it was clear that there were

“significant consequences flowing

from the death”.

However, the court needed to

also consider the victim’s actions

in the lead-up to the killing

which he said were “causative”.

That would “understandably

invoke a reaction of unfairness”

from Sears’ loved ones but Bailey

said the information was highly

relevant.

He said in the days before he

died Sears “carried out a number

of brazen and unjustified acts of

violence” and “extortion”.

That included Sears threatening

French and turning up at his

“business” armed with a pistol

he held to the man’s head.

These are events that the

court simply cannot ignore,”

Bailey said.

“Mr Sears’ actions were

designed to induce fear into Mr

French . . . if he didn’t give him

the money . . . it would cost him

his life.

There was every reason for

Mr French to think Mr Sears

was an imminent threat to his

life.”

Bailey said those fears were

“well-founded and justified” and

text messages between French

and Sears proved that.

French begged Sears to “please,

please” leave him alone.

“[French] was effectively being

hunted by an extremely dangerous

individual,” said Bailey.

There was a very clear causative

link between Mr Sears’ actions

and death.”

Bailey said in spite of those

facts French never wanted to

see Sears dead – in fact, he tried

to get Cochrane to put the gun

away.

Crown prosecutor Pip Currie

said there should be no sympathy

for French and there was no

reason to “try to portion significant

blame onto the victim”.

“It seems to say ‘poor Mr

French, he found himself in

a situation that was all of Mr

Sears’ own making’,” she said.

“If we’re wanting to examine

the background we need to look

at the fact that Mr French himself

was heavily involved in the

drug trade, with gang members

. . . had access to firearms in the

course of that.

“That was always going to be

a dangerous situation for him to

be involved in and as it turned

out it was.”

She said Sears was unarmed

at the time he was shot and his

death was “a huge and ongoing

loss” to his family.

“It is clear that Mr Sears was

a much-loved father, fiancee,

son and brother . . . the trauma

suffered by Mr Sears fiancee .

. . is a cruelty which is beyond

imagination,” he said.

“I recognise that no sentence

will redress the loss that you as a

family have suffered.”

Justice Osborne said French

had engaged in a Restorative Justice

meeting with one of Sears’

sisters.

At that meeting, he said he

would be “taking complete

responsibility” in the context

of the decisions he made “to

become involved in the drug

world”.

Justice Osborne said there

were a number of aggravating

DEAD: Luke Sears was shot and killed at Grange Rd near

Charing Cross in October 2018. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

features in the killing.

They included the

premeditation and taking

a firearm to the meeting,

the serious injury caused to

Sears, the fact the victim was

unarmed and the drug offending

background.

There were also some

mitigating features.

Firstly, there was

“provocation” by Sears,

“particularly against his gang

background”.

“Your fears for your own safety

stemmed from Mr Sears’ own

conduct . . . those fears were well

founded,” he said.

Justice Osborne said French

“took genuine steps towards

withdrawal” at the confrontation

including telling Cochrane to

put the gun away and trying to

leave.

Returning to the scene and

calling police also went in his

favour.

However, the offending was

still significant and serious.

Justice Osborne set a starting

point of six years’ jail but gave

French a discount for his guilty

plea and his “full and genuine

participation” in Restorative

Justice.

“I accept . . . that you have

a genuine sadness about the

outcome of your activities but

that is not the same as remorse

for your own involvement in Mr

Sears’ death,” he said.

He gave a slight discount on

the difficulties French would

experience in prison due to the

gang connection including not

being able to access programmes

and treatment the same as other

inmates and possible delays to

any parole.

Justice Osborne handed down

a final sentence – including drug

and other charges French was

already convicted of – of 10 years

and three months.

For the original murder

charge, French had been

sentenced to life with a

minimum non-parole period of

10 years.

Under the current sentence

French can apply for parole

after serving a third of his time

behind bars.

– NZ Herald

ASSOCIATION: Sears was a member of the King Cobras

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‘CONE HOME:’ This house on Westburn Tce was bought in a run-down condition in 2017 for $461,000 and sold last week for $1.31 million.

Price of quake-damaged home skyrockets

• By Nikki Preston

THE LARGE number of

awards seemingly attached to

Christchurch homes could be

due to all the re-building that

happened after the earthquakes,

pushing the traditionally

conservative Cantabrians to

think “out of the box”, some

agents say.

And while award-winning

houses for architecture, design,

interior, building or even

landscaping may help grabs

buyers’ attention and gets people

through the doors of open homes

– it’s hard to prove whether they

actually get top dollar.

A 1970s home on Westburn

Tce, in Ilam, which won the best

renovation project in the 2021

TIDA NZ Renovation of the Year

Awards, sold under the hammer

last week for $1.31 million, more

than double its 2019 RV, after a

four-way bidding fight.

Interior designer Angelique

Armstrong bought the

run-down house in

2017 for $461,000 before

bringing the earthquake-damaged

house

into the 21st-century.

TIDA judges were

impressed with how

the house had been

revamped, while still

maintaining a comfortable,

lived-in ambiance

and paying homage to the best

aspects of the original design.

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Bailey

• By Nikki Preston

A CONVERTED education

facility now used for social

housing in has been put on the

market for sale.

The large housing development

in Innes Rd, Mairehau, is made

up of four buildings with a total

73 units with shared facilities on

a 9060 sq m section.

The property was originally

built as an education facility and

sports management college for

CSN College in 2005.

It was sold after the earthquake

in 2013 and converted into

residential accommodation and

had a 100 per cent occupancy

rate with some tenants having

lived there for up to eight years.

REVAMPED: The three-bedroom home was named best

renovation project in the 2021 TIDA NZ Renovation of the

Year Awards.

Listing agent Cameron Bailey,

of Harcourts Gold, said the

home was unique and architectural.

“It was built in 1972

and its’ still a super cool house

today,” he said adding that the

architecture was probably the big

selling point for the house.

The awards did help

highlight how good a house

it was, though. “For it to

win awards, there’s got to

be something special about

it,” he said.

“One of the things at the

moment is buyers are a lot

Bayleys agent Angela Webb,

who is marketing the property

with colleague William Wallace,

said the large section offered a lot

of potential and was attracting

interest from companies needing

somewhere to house overseas

workers.

There’s a real shortage of rentals

in Christchurch so companies

looking to supply accommodation

for their seasonal workers

coming from overseas.”

It also had enough cashflow to

stack up as a good investment,

she said.

“It is a very rare property. To

be able to pick up something that

size with that much income is

quite unusual.”

Under the management of the

fussier about what they

buy and what they pay so I

think that awards and accolades

highlight a good property

and gets more people to them

because they think there’s something

special about them. So,

more people come to view them

then you’ve got more chance of

finding more buyers for them.”

Bailey, who also sold an awardwinning

waterfront house on

Desmond St, Merivale, for $6.7m

last year, said he wouldn’t be surprised

if there were more awardwinning

houses in Christchurch

because a lot of houses had been

built or rebuilt since the earthquake.

“Those people have used great

architects and great designers

and great materials and that’s

why we’ve probably got a lot of

wonderful houses in Christchurch

– it’s such a good city at the

moment.”

Bayleys agent Adam Heazlewood

said there was a “really

Resicare Trust, the property is

currently returning a net profit

of about $700,0000 per annum

and has a 100 per cent occupancy

rate.

While the property could be

good on-trend feeling” with a

lot of the new construction in

Christchurch.

“I think architecture has been

pushed a bit further. Typically,

Cantabrians are conservative,

but I think there’s been a lot

more out of the box and out

of the shell showings. It’s been

fantastic.”

While having an award-winning

house was nice and “social

proof”, ultimately whether a

house sold and what it sold for

came down to the individual

buyer, he said.

Heazlewood said while it

would be very rare for him not to

mention an award for a house in

the marketing, there was no science

to suggest award winning

houses sold for more.

“I would like to think (they

sold for more) but without two

exact same homes – one with an

award and one without and then

you need the same buyer to buys

it – it’s just an impossible science

to calculate. It’s just a formula

you’ll never know. But again, it

just adds to that credibility.”

Likewise, homes built by

award-winning builders also

gave people a sense of confidence,

he said.

He is currently marketing two

homes with such titles advertised.

A bespoke property at 85 Normans

Rd, in Strowan, is advertised

as being designed by Figure

& Ground and constructed by

taken over as is, there was also a

recently-issued resource consent

allowing the owner to install

kitchens in 12 of the units within

the buildings and convert

them into self-contained studio

Matt Harrison Construction.

“This bespoke home is an exquisite

example of high specification

design and immaculate finish,”

the ad said.

While a property at 32 Mt

Pleasant Rd, was built by John

Ross Architectural Builders and

designed by Common Architecture

and “showcases how close

collaboration between owner/

builder, architect and interior

designer can produce a chic,

beautiful and liveable home”.

Both homes are priced by negotiation.

Najib Real Estate managing director

Nathan Najib said whether

an award-winning home got

top dollar also came down to

the location because people in

the more premium areas such as

Fendalton or Scarborough were

more likely to pay more money

for bragging rights.

“In the high-end what I’ve

found is they like to say, ‘I’m

living in a house that’s award

winning’.”

Award winning homes often

got more money, he said, usually

due to the fact that they also

tended to be hi-spec.

“It’s only when people get

emotionally attached to a house

that you get the best price for

them. It could be an awardwinning

home and not have the

nicest layout and it wouldn’t

make a huge difference.”

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Rare 73-bedroom property up for sale

apartments with their own titles.

Designs have also been drawn

up for 18 new studio apartments

at the back of the largest building

on the site.

Webb said there was a lot of

spare land if the new owner

wished to develop it even further.

Other than the Innes Rd

property changing hands, Webb

said she hadn’t seen any other

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especially because the property

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Kia ora koutou, warm greetings to you all.

Our motto in the distant past was the Latin

'Virtus Sibi Praemium' which translates as a

'a good character brings its own reward'.

In the early 2000s the school developed a

new strategic plan incorporating the values in

both Te Reo Māori and in English. At that

time, we changed the motto to 'Whāia te iti

Kahurangi', and 'Personal Best Nothing Less'

TAPA

Some of the TAPA class students had the privilege of

performing at the 2022 New Zealand Principals' Association

(NZPA) three-day annual conference held at the newly

completed Christchurch Convention Centre - Te Pae

this month.

was the student choice as a translation.

The Te Reo Māori comes from a whakatauki

(proverb): Whāia te iti Kahurangi ki te tuohu

koe, me he maunga teitei; Seek the treasure

you value most dearly; if you bow your head,

let it be to a lofty mountain.

This whakatauki is about perseverance and

endurance. It teaches us to refuse to let

obstacles get in our way, while striving to

reach our goals. This is what we have all

had to do over the past few years as we

continue to do our best despite the

interruptions from covid.

EPro8 champions

SEPTEMBER 2022

I remain proud of our students. They have

not given up but continued to take small but

certain steps toward their goals and have

shown great resilience.

The upcoming holiday is a welcome reprieve

as we rest, relax and prepare for the final

school term.

Congratulations to John Hunter,

Jerry Tan, Bethan Edwards and

William Begg – team Fission Chips -

Canterbury's Year 11 – 13 EPro8

(design, engineering and problem

-solving) regional champions.

Sponsored by Holmes Solutions, this year's EPro8 final

had a rock concert theme, and involved the participants

building speakers, spotlights, drum kits and crowd control

systems in an intense competition. With the lead moving

constantly, Bethan, Jerry, John and William were able to

draw on their years of EPro8, eVolocity, robotics and

engineering experience to complete the challenges more

quickly than other finalists.

The performance was well received by the principals. It featured

a combination of Samoan and Tongan dances, some of which

had been choreographed by students in the TAPA class.

Our students were grateful for the opportunity to perform at

such a prestigious event.

With only the top 12 teams being able to qualify for the finals at

each competition level, Hillmorton was very well represented.

In addition to Fission Chips, we had three Year 11 – 13 teams and

one Year 9 – 10 team. All teams competed skillfully and had the lead

at some point during the event.

Students at Hillmorton have the choice to opt into TAPA, a class

designed to enable students to explore Pacific language, culture

and identity. Part of that journey has been supported by the team

at Tama Mai Saute under the direction of Albany Peseta whose

mentorship has supported learning of Pacific culture

through the medium of dance.

Well done to all Hillmorton's EPro8 participants this year. We entered 12 teams from

Years 7 to 13 and every team managed to construct a range of beautiful engineering

solutions for their challenges.

Wind Festival

A group of 16 students performed

in the Christchurch Wind Festival

on September 18.

Exhibiting our school values of

mana and ako, they achieved

the following awards:

Mix Ensemble – Gold Award

Chamber Group – Silver Award

Percussion Group – Bronze Award

The Mix Ensemble played for 24 minutes. Their set

included a beautiful composition by one of our

students, Kirsten Hendroff, with the adjudicators

acknowledging both her composition and

conducting of the piece.

Congratulations to the group members for the

commitment, passion, professionalism and spirit

they showed, both in the lead up to the festival and

on the day.

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Thursday September 29 2022 The Star

NEWS 15

Peace Train shifting to Botanic Gardens

THE PEACE Train will be

chugging off from a new location

from this Sunday.

Since its first public running at

the start of September, the Peace

Train has been operating on a

loop around South Hagley Park.

However, from Sunday,

October 2 – the first weekend of

the school holidays – the Peace

Train will move to the Botanic

Gardens.

“We have received a bit

of feedback from the public

over the past month that

they would prefer to have the

Peace Train running in the

Botanic Gardens because of

the proximity to parking and

other family attractions,’’ said

city council parks programmes

and partnership manager Kate

Russell.

“We have taken that feedback

on board and from the beginning

of October the Peace Train will

be operating on a short loop

through the Botanic Gardens.

People will be able to jump on

the train by the old tea kiosk

building, near the playground,’’

Russell said.

The Peace Train was gifted to

Christchurch by Yusuf Islam

(formerly Cat Stevens).

Free to ride, it operates

between 10am and 2pm on the

first and third Sunday of each

month, apart from June, July

and August.

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Brownlee

involved

in crash

NATIONAL MP Gerry Brownlee says he

is thankful no-one was injured after he was

in a minor car crash in Wellington.

Brownlee was MP for Ilam from 1996 to

2020, but is now a list MP.

The collision with another vehicle happened

at the corner of Taranaki and Vivian

Sts just after 7am yesterday.

Brownlee told NZME he was thankful

no-one was hurt, but did not want to comment

further.

He told Stuff he wasn’t sure how the

crash happened, but said he would still go

to work.

“It’ll all be sorted out in the next few

days.”

Police said they were called to the crash

about 7.20am.

– NZ Herald

Road closure

in Addington

MOTORISTS ARE being warned to expect

delays when a busy intersection is closed to

all traffic for three days from Friday night.

The Lincoln Rd, Barrington St and

Whiteleigh Ave intersection will close so

contractors can add a raised safety platform

and resurface the approaches.

They are going to work around-theclock

to get this job done, starting from

6pm on Friday night,” said city council

head of transport Lynette Ellis.

Their aim is to have the installation

completed in time to reopen the intersection

to traffic by 6am on Monday (October

3).

“We know this intersection closure will

be disruptive but it makes sense to do the

work in one concentrated push rather than

doing it in phases over a longer period of

time.”

The raised safety platform will slow

down traffic travelling through the intersection.

“This intersection is used by about

50,000 vehicles a day and is also used by

many pedestrians and cyclists.

“What we are trying to do is make it

safer for everyone by encouraging people

to drive through at an appropriate speed,”

Ellis says.

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NEWS 17

Perinatal mental health stories shared

ABOUT 15,000 birthing parents

in New Zealand on average

suffer from depression and other

mental health conditions during

the perinatal period.

Now some of those parents

are sharing their stories in an

exhibition.

Blue Stories Project by artist

Karolina Gorton is being held at

South Library until October 23,

and at Tūranga from October 10.

The exhibition aims to shine a

light on the illness and challenge

the stigma surrounding it.

Christchurch woman Lori is

one of the parents telling her

experience.

Initially, she did not want to

admit that she was suffering

from depression.

“I dreaded breastfeeding, it

got so bad that I didn’t want my

son to wake up. I had intrusive

thoughts – these were very disturbing.”

Lori recalled filling with anxiety

when she was pregnant with

her son.

“Every time I went to the toilet,

I would check for bleeding. I

didn’t expect him to live, which

haunted me well into the first

year of his life and affected my

ability to bond with him,” she

said.

This was because she had just

lost her first child four months

prior to anencephaly – a serious

birth defect that affects five to six

AWARENESS: Perinatal Wellbeing Canterbury team

with artist Karolina Gorton (right) at the opening of the

exhibition at South Library. Right – Lori was one of eight

mothers who shared their experiences dealing with

perinatal depression.

babies in every 10,000 born in

New Zealand.

Almost all babies with this

defect will die within a few days

of birth.

Lori’s anxiety was there with

her after four inductions and

hours of labour, which ended up

in an emergency c-section.

It was there when she noticed

her son’s heart rate drop on the

monitor.

Lori addressed her concerns

to the backup midwife, who

then moved the monitor away

and sent her husband out of the

room.

“She proceeded to lecture me

that if I didn’t get my anxiety

under control that I would have

mental health issues for the rest

of my life – this was at 2am!”

And things weren’t any easier

for Lori with her second son.

It was also when she got

diagnosed with Raynaud’s – a

disorder that causes a reduction

of blood supply to certain parts

of the body.

This explained why breastfeeding

was painful to her.

In spite of informing the midwife

about her previous perinatal

depression, she was told to “wait

and see”.

When Lori’s second son was

four weeks old, he began suffering

from reflux.

“It was like he was possessed

by a demon – he would scream

for up to an hour before every

feed,” she said.

Lori and her husband took

their then-six-month-old son to a

private pediatrician after he was

turned down by other doctors

because they said that he would

“grow out of it”.

While the prescribed medication

and formula turned him

into “a new baby”, her mental

health continued to deteriorate.

Said Lori: “There was a lot of

pressure on me as my husband

had been on ACC and was due

to return to work, but they had

employed someone else.

“I had no energy, the antidepressants

made it worse.”

But this time, she decided to

prioritise her mental health.

She completed a cognitive

behavioural therapy at the

Plunket Postnatal Adjustment

Programme and attended support

groups.

Through one of the groups,

Lori met a lactation consultant

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“With support in place, my

mental health wasn’t as bad,

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NEWS

Smokefree Rockquest is

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and Christchurch Boys’

High School students

placed third in the

Rockquest national

finals. Drummer Mya

Cawood writes about

the experience

IT’S 7PM ON Saturday. We

are about an hour away from

taking stage in Q Theatre on

Queen St. We’ve been in the

dressing room for most of the

day, talking the odd walk to take

the edge off.

We have been there for most

of the day, anxiously counting

down the minutes to our biggest

performance yet.

Reuben Anderson sits tuning

his guitar while Scarlett Robson

practices her bass lines. I talk

with Cleo Cavell, the singer, discussing

the final aspects of our

performance.

Bathed in the stark white light

produced from the fluorescent

overhead bulbs, the harsh lighting

does not help to calm the

nerves.

In less than an hour we will

be performing in front of a sold

out crowd, featuring some of

New Zealand’s biggest names

in music. Brynee Wilson, ZM’s

music director is apart of the

judging panel, accompanied by

Jessie Booth of Ekko Park. Parliament

member Ayesha Verrall,

even makes an appearance in the

crowd of 500.

The performance brings a

conclusion to a six-month musical

journey that begun in early

March.

As the minutes until our performance

wind down, our nerves

grow.

A voice calls for us, informing

us that we must head backstage.

We are up next.

After weeks of waiting, the

time has almost come to hit

the stage. We know this is our

chance to give it our all.

The dim backstage lighting

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environment. Peaking through

the towering curtains I am able

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to see the crowd I will soon in

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I am pulled out of my thoughts

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After launching into our first

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While Scarlett provides a solid

foundation with her bass lines,

Reuben rips out his powerful

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the audience with her dynamic

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The performance is running

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As the last note rings out, I

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Minutes feel like hours as we

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There is a lot of talent here tonight,

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Sharp knocks on the dressing

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Pete Rainey, co-founder of

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20

OPINION/LETTER

MY LAST council meeting

as the Mayor of Ōtautahi

Christchurch is a ceremonial

meeting and serves as an

opportunity for those stepping

down to say a few words by way

of a valedictory – a farewell

address.

Councillor Jimmy Chen,

who has served Hornby as a

councillor for 12 years, arrived

with his family in our city in

1996 from Taiwan. I first met

him when I was a member of

parliament. He shared with me

that he would like to run for

council. I told him he needed to

meet people. Door knocking was

the answer I gave.

Every time I ran into him

after that he would show me his

notebook where he was recording

the number of doors he had

knocked on and the people he

had met.

He has been a strong advocate

for the diverse communities that

call Ōtautahi home, and one

of his most significant legacies

is our Multicultural Strategy

launched in 2017, the first in the

country.

Next is Andrew Turner, who

has served with me throughout

my nine years; the past six years

as deputy mayor. He has been

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Time to farewell councillors

who are standing down

Jimmy

Chen

Mayor

Lianne Dalziel

Andrew

Turner

utterly dependable and reliable,

both willing and able to step into

my role at a moment’s notice.

Andrew has been an outstanding

representative for the people

of Banks Peninsula and has ably

chaired the finance and performance

committee for the past

three years.

Councillor Anne Galloway

has served two terms as the

councillor for Halswell. Anne’s

supportive style of leadership

has been ably demonstrated

through Te Pae Pīkari, the

committee that brings the voice

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YOUR FUTURE

Gazelle Lowcay, Ceryse Scott, Dale Jackson and Angela Godenho share their career

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showing me that it was all about part of why the hub offers a lot

starting with the basics and more than just CV advice and

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Dale said.

The PowerUp hub is a onestop-shop

for women looking to

Local support groups also

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career journey, particularly There’s so much support available,

Dress for Success, a group that but it can be difficult to access –

provides support and advice on the hub collates all the support

professional attire and development

skills.

easier for women to connect to

services in one place to make it

Karen Haigh, talent specialist the services and events that are

at ChristchurchNZ said groups right for them, whether they be

like Dress For Success can be jobseekers, career changers or

new to Christchurch,” Karen

said.

Ceryse Scott agrees that a

regionalised information hub

would’ve been the perfect place

for her. After losing her job due

to Covid, she spent a long time

searching for inspiration and the

right job.

Now settled in her role as a

case manager for the Ministry

of Social Development, Ceryse

credits support networks that

gave her insights into people and

diverse groups and built on her

Thursday September 29 2022 The Star

passion for community work.

Through these Ceryse developed

a portfolio of transferable skills.

Gazelle Lowcay and Angela

Godenho complete the group of

four and have powerful messages

for women looking for work or

thinking about changing career

direction.

Gazelle, a migrant from the

Philippines, retrained in IT after

eight years as a nurse and now

works as a software developer for

Jade Software. Gazelle says it’s a

really supportive work environment

for women and she feels

empowered.

Mother of three Angela was

apprehensive about returning

to work and assumed a work/

life balance wasn’t on the cards.

But her employer, Warren and

Mahoney, have embraced her

part-time hours and Angela says

workplaces are becoming more

family friendly.

“Mums probably get more done

in a day than many get done in

three. We’re really driven and

that’s becoming more valued and

appreciated. You just have to back

yourself, women are prone to

imposter syndrome so it’s really

important to get the right support

and information to help get back

on your feet,” Angela said.

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Take a stand – it’s up to you in 2022

Five things you need to

know about Christchurch’s

local elections

It’s election time, and it couldn’t

be easier – or more important –

to cast your vote for the Mayor,

councillors and community board

members who’ll represent you for

the next three years. Christchurch

City Council’s elected members

are our decision-makers. Their

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2) To make sorting arrived in your letterbox

Before you tick, here’s five candidates easier,

by now.

things you need to know.

download Christchurch Voting closes at noon on Saturday,

October 8.

City Council’s free mobile

1) The elected Council app Celect.

Each enrolled voter receives an

consists of the mayor and People always want to know information and candidate profiles

booklet, a voting paper and a

16 councillors.

about the candidates standing for

The mayor represents the whole their ward.

pre-paid return envelope. Voters

city and is elected ‘at large’ by The Celect app has profiles of will be able to choose a mayoral

all of Christchurch and Banks the candidates standing in Christchurch

and Banks Peninsula and community board members and

candidate, a ward councillor, two

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the councillors are elected locally, the local elections.

Once you’ve decided which

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Each ward also elects two browse candidate profiles and it in the pre-paid return envelope

people to represent them on the shortlist the ones you’re interested and post it back. Make sure it’s

local community board. The in voting for.

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You can also hand-deliver completed

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Environment Canterbury is

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noon on Saturday, October 8.

4) You may find you’re

voting in a different ward

this year, even if you

haven’t changed address.

Every six years, the Council

carries out a review to ensure

there’s fair representation at elections,

with each member representing

around the same number

of people (with the exception of

Banks Peninsula, which warrants

its own councillor and community

board due to its unique geography).

As a result of last year’s

review, some ward boundaries

were changed, and some people

may find that they now live and

vote in a different ward than in

the previous election in 2019.

The review also resulted in a

reduction in the number of community

boards in Christchurch,

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Linwood-Central-Heathcote

Community Board will cease to

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incorporated into other community

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at ccc.govt.nz/repreview

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Godspell

Riccarton Players Inc, is pleased to

announce the return of the musical genre

to the stage for its final production of

2022.

Godspell, the musical with universal

appeal is based on the book by John-

Michael Tebelak, which tells the gospel

of St Matthew by a small group of people

that help Jesus Christ teach different

parables through a playful and poetic

variety of games, storytelling techniques

and a large dose of comic timing.

It was originally workshopped using the

ideas of the author and cast and these

have been shaped into what is now an

exciting and entertaining show which

has lost none of its appeal – 50 years

on by creating a musical that would

help people cope with stressful times

not unlike what our communities are

experiencing right now.

An eclectic blend of songs, ranging

in style from pop to vaudeville, will

accompany this experienced and

talented cast with plenty of energy and

vocal strength as they chronicle Jesus’

life utilising simple staging, colourful

costumes and the use of comedy, song

and dance.

Under the guidance of our team,

Godspell is lifted out of its specific

origins in the 1970s to focus on the

timeless value of community building.

It retains its revolutionary, transitional

feeling of its original time-period, which

loses nothing of its appeal even for today’s

changing world as the cast enacts a world

that will speak to today’s audiences,

transcending religious denominations, to

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the power to uplift and inspire all walks

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We look forward to seeing you at this

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Further information, please contact:

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Orana Wildlife Park, New Zealand’s

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opportunities for people to connect with

wildlife. Visitors can see NZ’s only gorillas,

eyeball the magnificent white rhino, meet

the South Island’s only tigers, hand feed

majestic giraffe, see playful otters, observe

iconic kiwi and encounter mischievous kea.

Five new Tasmanian devils have recently

arrived.

Scheduled presentations occur daily.

Visitors can enjoy the antics of lions,

cheetah, lace monitors, painted dogs,

stunning native birds and reptiles, friendly

farmyard creatures, porcupines, addax,

meerkats and much more!

Board our Safari Shuttle for a zoo tour

or join a guided walkabout to explore the

Park. A wildlife themed shop is stocked

with fabulous gifts for any occasion and our

magnificent café offers stunning views of the

animals.

Park staff are proud to make genuine

contributions to breed for release recovery

programmes for threatened native wildlife,

such as South lsland whio/blue duck and

kākāriki karaka/orange-fronted parakeet. By

visiting, you are directly supporting Orana’s

conservation efforts.

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Escape with us

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With an hour on the clock, it’s up to

you and your team to solve a variety of

puzzles, riddles and clues, unlocking a

series padlocks and gadgets in order to

escape from the room. That’s the challenge

Escape Artists, a small locally owned

business has for you, family and friends.

Whether it’s escaping off a Pirate Ship,

solving an FBI investigation, assisting a

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secrets of Nikola Tesla; there’s a theme to

suit everyone.

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activity or just great fun with

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

Magical minigolf

Mini golf anyone?

This fairly new

miniature golf course

has New Brighton

residents talking.

This business idea

started as a dream

and is now a reality

settling nicely into the

community.

Eighteen rounds

of indoor mini golf,

including a backlight

space will take you

from one green to the

next, all decorated

from the fan favourite

book and movie, Alice’s

Adventures in Wonderland.

Open seven days a week is important to

owners Hazel and Mark, as they wanted

to provide more available times for their

variety of customers. Alice in Putterland

has become a fan favourite with locals and

travellers alike and no

need to look any further

as to where to host your

next birthday party,

anniversary, promotion,

graduation, or any

special event. This mini

golf location is sure to

bring the thrills and

chills, intermingled with

a lot of laughs.

Mark Jenkins was

the designer behind

the course props and

design, and Hazel was

the dreamcatcher who

received the concept in a

dream, and they decided

to work together and bring the idea to life.

”Miniature golf is a load of fun and

makes great memories, this is why we were

determined to make this idea a community

reality,” says Mark.

Pop on over to play around or if you have

a private party you can book on their

website at www.aliceinputterland.

com. Looking for that perfect gift? Gift

cards are a favourite, so stop by and

pick one up.

Check out their awesome

merchandise catalogue which offers

everything from the White Rabbit and

other knitted characters to homemade

theme earrings and jewellery.

Watch out everyone – fore!

* We don’t take bookings (only for private

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Farewell your favourites

at Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum is gearing up for a

massive and much-needed redevelopment

of its buildings – think way more space for

exhibitions, world-class facilities and safe

storage for our region’s taonga (treasures).

From mid-October, the Museum will

start progressively closing, dismantling

and packing down its galleries to move

them to secure offsite storage – starting

with the galleries upstairs. That means the

school holidays will be your last chance

to say ‘see you later’ to some of your old

Museum favourites.

Discovery, Our Mummy and Geology

will be the first to close on 17 October,

followed by the Bird Hall at the end of the

month. The rest of the Museum’s upstairs

galleries, including the Antarctic Gallery,

will be closed by the end of November.

Details of ground floor closures will be

posted on the Museum’s website later in

the year.

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The exhibits are just one part of a

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Many of the Museum’s much-loved

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Some, like the Christchurch Street and

Fred and Myrtle’s Pāua Shell House, will

be rebuilt inside the new Museum. Other

favourites like the Antarctic Gallery and

Discovery will return bigger and better

than ever.

There’s extra opportunity to farewell

your favourites during the school holidays

thanks to the Museum’s Dinos After

Dark late-night sessions, which will see

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See the blockbuster touring exhibition

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your favourites in the upstairs galleries!

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Festival of frozen

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Science, exploration, and discovery are

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five Antarctic gateway cities worldwide,

this annual event explores our deep

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something for everyone in this program

from comedy shows to art installations,

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documentaries, games and more. Snowed

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Antarctic festival:

Get up close and personal with experts

and scientists at the Explore Antarctica

Family Day at the Arts Centre Market

Square 10am – 3pm on October 1. There’s

loads of activities run by local science

teams, with food trucks, Antarctic icecreams,

Huskies and more.

Adults can thaw out and enjoy a laugh

at ‘Te Radar’s Antarcticana’ with the Kiwi

comedian and amateur historian. Explore

the stories which shaped the continent in

a hilarious and informative evening of all

things Antarctica. Playing at both Lyttelton

Arts Factory and The Piano, check the

guide for details.

Step back in time to see what life was

like for our Sir Edmund Hillary in the

world’s most extreme environment. The

Antarctic Heritage Trust have created a

virtual reality experience exploring the old

hut which kept our world-famous explorer

safe from the brutal elements. Coming to a

library near you!

Not to be missed, the Antarctic Day

at Tūranga is a fun-filled family day

brimming with options for all ages

October 8th. From penguins and the

climate, to brave ice-faring robots and

launching a real weather balloon into

space, this is bound to be a crowd pleaser.

For more information on the

incredible 11-day program and the range

of activities for kids and adults alike

visit: https://www.christchurchnz.com/

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Looking for things to do with kids these

school holidays, that adults can enjoy too?

Don’t worry, The Court Theatre has you

covered!

The Court has holiday entertainment

sorted with family-friendly improv shows

that make the perfect entertainment

solution, whatever the weather.

The Early Early Late Show, featuring The

Court Jesters, is family-friendly improv

show is perfect for ages seven - twelve (and

their grown-ups of course)! Participation

is not just encouraged, it’s expected, as

audience suggestions will help our Jesters

create hilariously silly scenes, sketches and

songs for all to enjoy. And because it’s made

up on the spot, every show is different.

The Early Early Late Show will be running

at The Court Theatre 10 - 15 October, with

performances daily at 6:30 and a special

matinee on Saturday 15 October.

Two of these shows are special

performances. The show on 12 October

2022 will be an NZSL Interpreted

Performance that will include an NZSL

interpreter for people with hearing

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Refresh your deck or patio using a pressure

washer and deck cleaning product to clean off

dirt, grime, algae, and fungus. Refinishing or

resealing your wood deck will bring it back

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screens, trellises, or planters provide

privacy and shelter, while raised flower beds

or hanging baskets add interest and colour to

your patio. Extend time outside by installing

or positioning outdoor lights and checking

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Pergolas, shade sails or louvre roofs create

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Kiwis love barbecuing, so before your first

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HELPING HAND: In early spring it’s best to get seeds, such as beans,

started under cover.

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Get seedlings started

IN WARMER districts, where no more

frosts are expected, runner and butter

beans can be sown. In most gardens, it

is better to delay growing these tender

vegetables outdoors and to get seed started

under cover. This is also true of sweet corn

and outdoor tomatoes.

From the time they germinate, runner

beans, such as Scarlet Runner, take 90 days

to mature, while dwarf or butter beans will

produce crops in 60 days. The latter are

generally recommended for smaller gardens,

but a few runner beans can be grown

anywhere they can climb.

If sowing them in their permanent position,

put runner bean seeds about 5cm

apart around a bean teepee or against the

netting or trellis they are to climb.

Pinching out the tips to make bushier

plants is a waste of effort, as it reduces

the crop. Like climbing types, butter bean

seeds should be set 5cm apart, with 60cm

between rows.

Flowers

Many spring-flowering shrubs are

pruned as soon as they have finished

blooming. This is so the plants can make

new growth over summer and autumn, as

it is on this new wood that they flower next

season.

Clematis (right), which has its peak

flowering next month, is often left to grow

unchecked but most types can be pruned

hard after flowering. Cut C. montana to

1m above ground, leaving only a main

stem with two to four buds to develop.

Rhododendrons and azaleas can still

be planted. They are shallow-rooted, with

fibrous roots close to the surface, making

them easy to transplant. Set the shrubs

with the highest roots just 2cm to 3cm

below the soil surface.

Adequate moisture is vital to this group,

so mulch around the roots with rotted

autumn leaves, pine needles or old sawdust

from wood that is not tanalised. Being

woodland plants, rhododendrons and

azaleas need an acid soil, so never apply

lime.

Azaleas come in two types – evergreen

and deciduous – and the latter have colourful

autumn foliage in orange or red.

Winter roses (Helleborus) can be divided

this month. They do better in semishade

rather than full shade, and can be boosted

with leaf mould or well-rotted cow manure.

Lawns can be planted or renewed now.

Rake any bare patches to give a slightly

rough surface, then scatter with a lawn

grass mix – usually chewings fescue and

browntop seed in a 2:1 ratio – then cover

with fine soil and press down lightly. Water

if the soil is dry, then cover with netting to

stop birds eating the seed.

Plant out cabbages, cauliflower, lettuces,

parsley and silverbeet, and check that

autumn-sown broad beans have adequate

support.

Sow spinach and orach where they are to

mature. Orach, or red mountain spinach,

is a low-growing, purple-leaved vegetable

cooked like spinach.

Sow white turnips, spring onions and

quick-maturing mini beetroot, such as

Bonny Baby. Small beetroot plants can be

transplanted to fill gaps.

Main-crop beetroot can be sown next

month.

Turnips and beetroot should not be

grown in soil where traces of animal

manure remain, as this causes the roots to

fork. Main-crop potatoes Rua, Moonlight,

Red Rascal (the improved form of Desiree),

Red King, Heather, Iwa and Agria,

for example, can be planted now in areas

that experience hot summers. In cooler

districts, wait until next month.

Fruit

Grafting of apples, pears and other fruit

trees is usually done this month. This is

an important way of saving heritage fruit

trees, and courses on how to graft trees are

run each season by special-interest groups.

Raspberries put in over winter should

be cut back to 30cm above the ground to

encourage new stems (canes) to grow over

summer for a better crop next year.

This treatment is also recommended for

blackberries, tayberries, boysenberries,

loganberries and marionberries.

New blackcurrant bushes should be

pruned to about 25cm above the ground,

but red and white currants need only to

have last season’s growth trimmed by about

half. This growth is identified by its lighter

bark. Gooseberries are pruned in the same

way as red currants.

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The Star Thursday September 29 2022

30

GARDENING

EDIBLE GARDENS have never

been more popular and one of the

easiest of fruits to cultivate is the

strawberry.

Because of their compact habit,

strawberries can be grown in

hanging baskets, containers or the

aptly-named strawberry pots, as

well as the usual raised-up garden

beds.

Strawberries have a long history.

They are traditionally thought

of as having European origins

but wild species are also found in

North and South America.

Modern day strawberries tend

to have very mixed heritage,

which has made them stronger

than their ancestors.

They’re also sweeter, less woody,

more prolific and less affected by

day length. They can begin cropping

in a matter of weeks and will

go on producing for much of the

year, especially in warmer areas.

•Strawberries in the garden

– Choose a sunny position

that hasn’t grown strawberries

for a number of years and dig

in some organic compost. Plant

strawberry runners or seedlings

into raised-up mounds, and apply

a layer of mulch.

Debate rages as the origin of the

strawberry’s name. Some say that

it’s a corruption of ‘strew berry’,

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Strawberries are easy to

cultivate in edible garden

so-called because the berries are

strewn along the stems.

Others insist that the name

refers to the straw that is often

used as a mulch around the

plants, which is a useful reminder

of how important it is to mulch

the plants, both to retain moisture

and to keep the fruit cleanly

above the soil.

Pea straw or lucerne hay make a

good a mulch.

Remove runners, unless you

want to use them to propagate

some new plants (which should

be done every three years or so).

•Strawberries in pots

Start by choosing a suitable

container. Fill with a top quality

potting mix and plant the strawberries.

Water in well.

Feed occasionally with plant

food and watch out for snails and

slugs.

•Strawberries in hanging

baskets – This is a fun way to

grow strawberries, but the main

challenge with growing any plant

in a hanging basket is that it’s

much more vulnerable to drying

out.

Line moss baskets with plastic

sheet and poke in a few holes for

drainage.

Fill with a hanging basket

mix which contains added soil

wetters and water-storing crystals.

Ripe berries look particularly

decorative dangling from a

basket.

Keep magnolias cool

THE ONSET of spring is the time

when the deciduous magnolias

are at their best.

September seems to force these

gorgeous flowers to open in a

rush.

The breathtaking sight of the

large, tulip-like blooms perching

on bare branches can send

passers-by rushing to the nursery

to buy something similar. There

are dozens of magnolia varieties,

and making a choice can be a

formidable task.

The names are confusing so it’s

usually easiest to forget nomenclature

and just go for the flower

you like most (remembering,

of course, to check the ultimate

height on the label).

Most grow into small trees but,

if space is tight, look for one of

the shrub-sized star magnolias.

Because magnolias come from

cool climates with rich, moistureholding

soil, keeping them happy

through hot New Zealand summers

can be a challenge.

It’s important to take the opportunity

to improve the soil as

much as possible before planting.

Choose a spot that gets at least

half a day’s sun and is protected

from strong winds.

Start by clearing grass or

ground-covering plants from an

area about a metre across, then

dig plenty of manure or good

compost and some longlasting

fertiliser into the soil.

Because magnolias hate being

dry, it can also be helpful to add

some water-storing crystals into

the planting area.

Create a planting hole that’s

about twice the size of the pot

and approximately the same

depth. Take the plant out of the

pot with care (magnolias hate

root disturbance) and sit it into

the planting hole.

Backfill, then water well to

settle everything into place.

Lastly, spread a layer of organic

mulch. This will keep the soil

moist and stop competitive grass

from growing back over the root

area.

Once the magnolia is well

established you can plant some

bulbs around the base to add

extra interest in late winter and

spring.

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CHRISTCHURCH United

players are set to write a new

chapter in the club’s illustrious

history, when they line up for

the club’s first National League

match in 30 years, on Saturday

against Birkenhead United.

Exactly three decades ago, in

September 1992, Christchurch

United played its last National

League match against Papatoetoe,

before the league was

mothballed by the New Zealand

Football Association.

Christchurch United qualified

for this year’s National League by

winning the Southern League,

along with runners-up Cashmere

Technical, to face the top

four teams from the Northern

and Central leagues.

Christchurch United is one of

the most successful clubs in New

Zealand football history, winning

six National League titles

and six Chatham Cups, including

two doubles in 1975 and 1991

before the club experienced a

sharp decline in fortunes.

Until this year’s successful

campaign, United has only won

a Canterbury Premier title in

1998, before two decades of

bouncing between the Mainland

Premier League and second-tier

championship.

In 2017, the club merged with

Canterbury Football Academy,

founded by current club president

Slava Meyn, to embark on a

campaign to bring United back

to the highest levels.

A FUNDRAISER for popular

Motukurara harness racing

owner-trainer Murray Edmonds

has been labelled a massive, and

at times emotional, success.

More than

300 people

were involved

in the sell-out

dinner at

the Silks at

Addington

Raceway on

Thursday

Murray

Edmonds

night, with

thousands of

dollars also

raised through raffles and more

than 50 auctions.

The function was organised

by Stevie Golding, Sandi Curtin

and Murray’s niece Aimee Edmonds,

after the recent news that

Edmonds had been diagnosed

with a brain tumour.

Edmonds was at the function

along with family and friends

from all over the country. Clearly

Two years later, former

club icon Danny Halligan lead

his old club back to the Mainland

Premier League and last

season narrowly missed out on

National League qualification

on the final day of the Southern

League.

This season, however, United

would not be denied, qualifying

for the league with games to

spare and winning the Southern

League with a dramatic final day

10-0 win over Mosgiel.

Coach Paul Ifill is pleased the

club is back at the highest level,

but also intrigued to see how his

squad will fare against the highly

touched by the occasion he

described the night as “pretty

unreal”.

“We are just over the moon,”

said Golding, who also emceed

the night. “Everyone enjoyed

themselves, and there were so

many kind words.”

While it was emotional and

heartfelt at times it also had its

raucous moments, none more so

rated teams from the North

Island.

“We know that those teams

will be a huge step up, especially

against a club like Auckland

City who have just won the OFC

Champions League, so it will be

interesting to see how the team

will respond to that challenge,”

Ifill said.

To illustrate how long the wait

has been, most players in the

current United squad were not

even born when the club last

played in the National League.

In the final game in 1992,

Christchurch United was

coached by Martin Stewart and

than when it looked like one of

the Edmonds-trained runners

was going to win

race 5.

Watching Our Coin was ahead

with 100 to go, only to be beaten

on the line by Rakanotta.

“Man – everyone was yelling at

the top of their lungs. I’ve never

been in a louder room during a

horse race, it was unreal.

the squad included many of

the legendary team that won

the double only a year earlier.

Several of this golden generation

were at the end of their careers,

while some of the young guns,

like Danny Halligan moved

overseas or were snapped up by

other clubs.

The final 2-0 victory against

Papatoetoe at the old QE II

Stadium was watched by only

a few die-hard fans as United

finished a forgettable season in

eighth place, only one year after

dominating the league.

The few supporters who were

in the stands that day had no

GOOD CAUSE: This Dexter Dunn racing suit was auctioned off at the sell-out fundraiser for

Murray Edmonds at Addington Raceway.

“It was just a fantastic night,”

said Curtin.

The number of items that

were donated by people, some of

them didn’t even know Muzz,

but they could see it was such a

good cause.”

One example of that generosity

came just hours before the function.

Golding was picking up

some items when he met up with

idea they were in fact witnessing

football history, as nobody had

an inkling that the NZFA would

pull the plug on the league a few

months later due to unsustainable

costs of running a national

competition.

In spite of losing some players,

the 1992 squad still included

several All Whites like flying

winger Michael McGarry, who is

still considered one of the greatest

footballers to come out of the

South Island.

President Slava Meyn says getting

back in the National League

is the first step towards his ambition

of again becoming the best

club in the country.

“Winning the first title in 24

years is a massive step for us and

will hopefully inspire everyone

in the club to keep working

hard,” Meyn said.

“Paul and his team have done

an amazing job this year but

I also don’t want to forget all

the great coaches, like Danny

Halligan, former players, administrators

and other supporters,

who have helped the club grow

each year.

“Winning the Southern

League is a major step, but we are

all very aware that the gap with

the North Island clubs has been

substantial and we hope to close

that gap as soon as possible and

hope to be competitive in this

year’s National League,” Meyn

said.

These are very exciting times

to be part of Christchurch

United.”

Huge support for popular harness trainer

Gary Roberts from Sulky Wheels

in Templeton. On hearing what

Golding was up to Roberts

donated a work sulky. It sold for

$2800.

Other popular items included

a signed Kiwis Anzac rugby

league jersey that sold for $2400,

a signed Dexter Dunn racing

suit ($2300), a Marcoola service

fee ($2100), and an old Phar Lap

photo ($2200).

An offer by Robbie and Carla

Holmes to break in a yearling

was also sought after, going for

$2300.

Some items raised a few

laughs, including a fishing trip

with Golding himself that went

for $2000 (bought by David Butt)

and Mark Purdon buying a case

of pinot noir donated by brother

Barry for $2000.

“We can’t thank everyone

enough, the people at Addington

and everyone who was involved,”

said Golding, “it was amazing.”

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THERE’S A BATTLE raging in

the new car market that I’m very

interested in, and it’s not just about

the total sales figures.

You see, there’s a battle within a

battle and it is in the fully electric

vehicle segment, those companies

that have EVs are fighting amongst

each other for market share.

Of course, the winners will

always be the companies that have

affordable cars for the mainstream

– Peugeot, MG and newcomer

BYD will fall into that category.

However, you can’t discount the

models landing here from South

Korea, Hyundai and Kia are both

well established in the EV market

and new models are landing on a

regular basis.

Kia has just introduced a

newcomer and it is simply badged

EV6, it’s part of a series of models

that will cover a broad spectrum

of the EV market. The EV6 isn’t

mainstream, its price tag from

$72,990 won’t lure Joe Average,

in fact the range-topping EV6 is

priced at $109,990. However, if you

are determined to buy into the EV6

there are two variants that list from

under $80k, and that will net you a

$5750 New Zealand Government

Clean Car Programme rebate. The

remaining three models in the lineup

are priced at $78,990, $94,990

and $106,990.

That’s quite an extensive range,

and if you are wondering where the

cost differences lie, the two entry

models have battery capacities of

58kW and 77.4kW respectively and

are rear-wheel-drive only, the rest

have the high power batteries and

have drive to all four corners, the

four-wheel-drive models utilising

two electric motors.

The EV6 can be described as a

crossover between sedan and a sport

utility vehicle, its design is spherical

and all enveloping, much like a

sedan, but with its height of 1.5m it

is tall and fits the SUV bracket.

All models have five seats only,

but they share a wealth of internal

space and comfort is high. The

EV6 is also minimalistic in its

layout. Don’t get me wrong, it has

a wealth of specification, yet it’s

all manipulated by simple dial

and push-button controls, you

may expect there to be a lot of

functions, but many of those that

would ordinarily be guided by

switches can be made electronically

through one of the central display

screens. The EV6 has a high

graphic percentage, and the logic

behind the touch surfaces is deep

yet intuitive.

I find it interesting that both

Kia and Hyundai offer the varying

power supplies for their flagship

electric models, the difference is

not just extra power on tap, but the

high output versions will take you

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The evaluation car was the

range-topper, and it is good for

almost 500km driving distance if

conditions are conducive to loadfree

motoring. If you feel more

comfortable topping up along the

way the EV6 will recharge from

10 to 80 per cent in around 18min

using a designated charge port.

My charging experience

consisted only of using the

domestic supply on my property.

Under those conditions the charge

time is quite lengthy – an overnight

charge will only net you a half tank,

so to speak. On a more positive

note, I used the EV6 as many

drivers would, when parked up

hook into the household supply

and just let it continually top up.

If found that on a standard suburb

to city commute it was more than

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The steering loads up to provide

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it’s interesting how the raft of

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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

Licensed Sales Consultant RE A 2 08

w.cameronbailey.harcourts.co.nz

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

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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

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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

36 The Star Thursday September 29 2022

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Reporters

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Racers set blistering

pace on two wheels

THEY MIGHT not stand out

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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

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Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper

No candidate from

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• By Susan Sandys

It comes as left-leaning The People’s

Choice says it wi l not field a candidate.

CITY COUNCILLOR Sara Templeton is The only candidates confirmed a this

reassessing her previous decision no to stage are fe low city counci lor

stand for the mayoralty.

Phil Mauger, and The Wizard. Former

The Heathcote Ward representative said health board boss David Meates

the city needed a future-focused mayor, is considering standing.

particularly in light of the threat of

climate change.

•Turn to page 6

Phil Mauger

David Meates

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Racers set blistering

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New perspective

on life for

Chris Cairns – page 12

Templeton hints at

mayoralty bid

No candidate from

The People’s Choice

• By Susan Sandys

It comes as left-leaning The People’s

Choice says it wi l not field a candidate.

CITY COUNCILLOR Sara Templeton is The only candidates confirmed a this

reassessing her previous decision no to stage are fe low city counci lor

stand for the mayoralty.

Phil Mauger, and The Wizard. Former

The Heathcote Ward representative said health board boss David Meates

the city needed a future-focused mayor, is considering standing.

particularly in light of the threat of

climate change.

•Turn to page 6

Phil Mauger

David Meates

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Thursday September 29 2022 The Star 37

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38 The Star Thursday September 29 2022

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Thursday September 29 2022 The Star 39

christchurch

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 29 September to Wednesday 5 October 2022

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St:

Thursday 8pm - Somebody Do

Something 'Rise' music video

premiere & single release party.

Friday 9.30pm - No Cigar

'Bienvenido' album tour. Saturday

10pm - Dub Therapy. Wednesday

7pm - The Geek Quiz 2.

A ROLLING STONE, 579

Colombo St: Thursday 7pm -

Open Mic with Myllo & Hannah-

Grace, full set-up incl piano, guitars,

amps & drums, free. Friday 8pm - I

See Tomorrow’s ‘Rock.Roll.Repeat’

Album Release Party, with special

guests Passenger, & The Deadlights,

free. Sunday 1pm – Traditional Irish

Music Session, all welcome, free; 4pm

– Kiwi and Aussie greats from

Famous DownUnder, and laid-back

classics and originals from Ruby

Fusion, free. Monday 7pm – Believe

It or Not Quiz, free.

BOO'S, 98 Victoria St: Thursday

8pm - The Soulstress. Friday 8pm -

Amber Carly Williams; 10.30pm -

The Blue Teals. Saturday 8pm - Tunes

with Lee; 11pm - Mr Speaker.

BRIDIE'S BAR, 401 Worcester

St: Thursday 7pm - Believe It or Not

Quiz. Saturday 3pm - Keenan's

Revenge Full Band. Sunday 3pm -

Housie-Bingo.

CHCH CASINO, 30 Victoria St:

Thursday 7pm - Page 28. Friday 7pm

- Smooth Talk; 10.15pm -

D'Sendantz. Saturday 7pm - Chur

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CHCH FOLK MUSIC CLUB, Irish

Society Hall, 29 Domain Tce:

Sunday 7.30pm - Ceilidh with the

Chch Celtic Music Orchestra & Gary

Elford.

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Christchurch and the wider

Canterbury region, celebrating and

exploring the history of our

communities. Explore historic

Christchurch Heritage Festival

cont...

buildings, tour a local cemetery, or

take a class in writing life stories. See

the full schedule of events at

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/heritagefestiv

al

CHCH TOWN HALL, James Hay

Theatre, Kilmore St: Friday 14th

Oct, 8pm - Tina, Simply the Best,

tickets at ticketek.

FAT EDDIES, 76 Hereford St:

Thursday 8.30pm - Live Band

Karaoke; 11pm - Diamond Blue.

Friday 5pm - Soulstress Trio; 8pm -

Black & Gold; 11.30pm - Mirrors.

Saturday 5pm - Nick Pitts Trio; 8pm

- Oval Office; 11.30pm - Corner

Sounds.

HORNBY CLUB, 17 Carmen Rd:

Saturday 7pm - Sha-Low

(downstairs); 8pm - The Totally 80's

Show (upstairs); 3pm - Ian Mac

(downstairs).

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven's

Quay: Saturday 8th Oct, 8pm - DnD

Showband presents Fleetwood Mac

& ABBA Tribute Show.

LITTLE BROWN JUG, 290

Wairakei Rd: Saturday 7pm - Hired

Guns.

MICKY FINN'S, 85a Hereford St:

Friday 10.30pm - Mammoth.

Saturday 10.30pm - Red Zone.

NEW BRIGHTON CLUB, 202

Marine Pde: Friday 6pm - Chur

Bro.

REDWOOD HOTEL, 340 Main

North Rd: Friday 7pm - Reboot.

RICHMOND CLUB, 'The

Borough', 75 London St: Friday

7pm - DnD Trio (Jojo, Mark, Gigi).

Saturday 6pm - End Game. Sunday

3pm - Mark Robertson 'One Night

Stand'.

SHARKEY'S BAR, 96 Hoon Hay

Rd: Saturday 6pm - Karaoke. Sunday

4pm - Open Mic. Tuesday 7pm -

Karaoke.

SONGBIRDS OF THE SOUTH,

Historic Ohoka Hall: Saturday

7.30pm - An evening of acoustic

Songbirds of the South cont...

roots, classic blues, jazz and soul with

Ma Bell & Guests feat. Manuka

Hunnies (a four-piece women's

collective featuring award-winning

musicians Lynette Diaz (singersongwriter)

with guitarist Susan

Leigh Grant, Nicole Reddington on

cello and Sophie Bidwell on vocals &

piano accordion); soulful powerhouse

vocalist Lisa Tui Jonathan performs

alongside Matt Davis on Saxophone

and Nelson-based singer Debra Lee, a

consummate song interpreter whose

signature spells sass & sensitivity

joins the impressive lineup of

Songbirds; Ma Bell who produces

and hosts the shows will present a

selection of original compositions,

classic jazz blues and fresh

arrangements of timeless covers

accompanied by John Bevin and

Michael Kime., tickets $30

@eventfinda.co.nz.

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 6pm -

Brad Stanley; 10pm - The Shameless

Few. Saturday 7pm - Tumehe; 11pm -

Mama Rock. Sunday 4pm - Elly &

friends. Tuesday 7.30pm - The

Jameson's Irish Band.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry

Rd: Friday 7.30pm - Open Mic.

Wednesday 9pm - Titanic (Kevin

Emmett, Nick Buchanan, and Gavin

Hendry).

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln

Rd: Friday 9.30pm - Doubtfire.

Saturday 9.30pm - Take 2. Sunday

6pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke. Tuesday

7pm - Quiz. Wednesday 7.30pm -

Lance Kiwi Karaoke.


40 The Star Thursday September 29 2022

X-TRAIL

RUNOUT

Nissan X-Trail ST 2WD 7 Seater

+CCF

$39,990+ORC

3 YEARS

FREE SERVICE

Complimentary 3 years/45,000km (whichever occurs first) no cost service applies to X-TRAIL T32 models first registered from September 1st 2022. The complimentary service offer to be carried

out by Christchurch Nissan includes all items listed in the service schedule including parts, lubricants and labour. Excludes all lease and some fleet purchasers. Offer available while stocks last.

CHRISTCHURCH NISSAN, 380 Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch

Ph: 03 595 6820

www.christchurchnissan.co.nz

christchurchnissan.co.nz

CHRISTCHURCH MITSUBISHI

386 Moorhouse Avenue, Christchurch

Ph 03 379 0588 | christchurchmitsubishi.co.nz

10 year / 160,000km Powertrain Warranty (whichever comes

first) (non transferable). 5 year / 130,000km New Vehicle

Warranty (whichever comes first) (non transferable).


Thursday September 29 2022 The Star 41

BIG SALE NOW ON

Four days of Fantastic specials from our fresh new line up of retailers. plus

kids entertainment, roving musicians, arts and craft stalls and much much more!

All specials valid Thursday 29th – Sunday 2nd - So COME ON IN!

BUSH INN PHARMACY

AN INcrEdIBLE

50% Off

Thursday 29 th – Saturday 1 st

only while stocks last!!

Produce Traders

bush inn - provedore

mEGA SpEcIALS

Produce Traders

Avocados

ONLY 19 cents ea

Short Cucumber

ONLY 79 cents ea

Braeburn Apples

ONLY 99 cents kg

Red Kumara

ONLY $1.49kg

stella+Gemma

tee shirts

now only

$29.99

(not online-instore

only)

All About A Girl

pop up store

This Friday, Saturday

& Sunday

10am - 4pm

pOp Up

STOrE

Up TO

70%

Off

FEED MY

PET

Our sensational

family owned

pet food and

accessories

store is now

open!


42 The Star Thursday September 29 2022

BIG SALE

NOW ON

Laura Anne

Boutique

29th September

– 5th October

Haircuts for

Haircuts

Haircuts for the

entire family.

No appointment

necessary.

Don’t forget

our loyalty

card, every 8th

haircut is FREE.

MASSIvE

50% OFF

STOrE

WIdE

Coreys

Master

Butcher

Our world famous

speciality butcher

is offering daily

instore specials all

this sale weekend

also a full range of

gluten free pies,

sausage rolls and

savouries.

Leather Direct

Huge Selection of dresses

on sale September 30th –

October 2nd – get here fast!

huGE

drESS

SALE!

Join us at Bigger Better Bush Inn!

You can feel the excitement here with a huge number of new and

exclusive stores opening and new customers finding us every

week but like everyone post Covid we have a few vacancies

left that we want to fill fast! We need good retailers in many

categories from food to fashion, grocery,

speciality and everything in between. Come

on in for a look, talk to our retailers, share

their enthusiasm and then come and join us!

For a no obligation chat contact Andy Bell

021 449 256 or andy@bushinncentre.co.nz


Thursday September 29 2022 The Star 43

This Thursday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October

Come on in and grab these great specials plus enjoy free entertainment

and a carnival atmosphere all weekend!

Silly Billy and Silly Milly – face painting balloon twisting and a ton of fun

for the kids! Music in The Provedore, roving entertainers art and market

stalls including: Men’s shavers and facial products, Lavender, Crystals,

Body & Joint creams and products

Christchurch now has an alternative to

supermarkets! ThE PrOvEdOrE

Our growing team of speciality provisions retailers now

offer everything from fruit and vege and butchery to bulk

foods, salmon and spices. Make us your weekly shop and

enjoy dealing with our independent operators - quality

product, prices and deals for every budget, and with

awesome personal service grocery shopping is a pleasure

again! Come on in and enjoy these specials from our team.

The Source Bulk Foods

September 29th - October 2nd

15%

OFF

STOrE

WIdE

Salmon Heaven

Premium New Caledonian premium prawns

1kg– were $49.50 now just $40.00!

$75 for 2 packs Super delicious prawns –

tasting instore Friday & Saturday of some of

our great products!

Super Bazaar

House of Spices

• Indian Heritage Basmati Rice

20kg for $54.99

• Indian Heritage Canola Oil

5Litre for $21.99

• Bharat Gate Basmati Rice

20kg for $49.99

• MANAGER SPECIAL

Kashish Canola Oil

$9.99 2L


44 The Star Thursday September 29 2022

BIG BRAND SPORTS CLEARANCE

10%-

70% OFF EVERYTHING IN STORE*

ADULTS AND KIDS SHOES FROM $49

MERRELL JUNGLE MOC M+W

WAS $220 SAVE $70

NOW $150

NB FC LERATO M+W

WAS $360 SAVE $260

NOW $99

MIZUNO TWISTER W

WAS $160 SAVE $110

NOW $49

MERRELL SAYBROOK W

WAS $230 SAVE $110

NOW $119

HOKA MACH M+W

WAS $280 SAVE $100

NOW $179

NB ML574RS2

WAS $160 SAVE 50%

NOW $79

NB 624 V5 M+W

WAS $150 SAVE $50

NOW $100

ASICS DS TRAINER M+W

WAS $230 SAVE $100

NOW $129

NB Y880P10 JR

WAS $130 SAVE $60

NOW $69

50% OFF ALL MERRELL WINTER BOOTS

40-50% OFF

ALL MERRELL

APPAREL

*PRODUCTS VARY BETWEEN STORES

MEGA STORE

SHOP 100

BUSH INN CENTRE

UPPER RICCARTON

PH: 022 3255 018

SHOP 8

SOUTH CITY MALL

PH: 022 622 0455

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