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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2022

• By Jaime Cunningham

Although sometimes he

“wanted to go home,” Willems,

of Papanui, produced some

strong results, particularly

in the T21 senior 50m

“My breaststroke is really

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LUKA WILLEMS has qualified

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after a successful six weeks of

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only Down Syndrome athlete

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pool.

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last month, celebrating his 20th

birthday as well as six personal

bests in eight races over the six

days.

He has now qualified for the did an “amazing

2023 Virtus Global Games. job”.

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manager Cameron Leslie

travelled with the 13-strong

swimming team to Brisbane

and said

they

breaststroke, where he finished

13th.

improving, and I like it more

and more,” he said.

PROUD: Luka Willems,

Shortly after the Portugal

pictured with sister

Sumner landmark

to be bulldozed

– page 9

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the boys in

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sights

– page 31

event, he was one of 15 New

Zealanders to participate in the

Virtus Oceania Asia Games in

Brisbane.

As the first Kiwi athlete to

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fourth placings in the games.

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Four months after meeting on a dating

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Moggie on a mission

‘I am really sorry, but

my cat is a thief’

• By Tina Grumball

IF YOU have lost some socks,

chances are it is not a sock

goblin, but Hennessy the

domestic tabby.

“Henny started stealing dog

toys about two [to three] years

ago,” Logan Salton told The Star.

“It started with one or two toys

and then turned into about 17 a

night.”

Henny lives with Salton’s mum

Jodi on Mortlake St, Islington,

and would steal the toys from

one of Jodi’s neighbours.

They’d send their seven

year-old-boy around after school

every day to come and pick up

the toys,” Salton said.

By the next morning, Henny

would have stolen them again.

Initially, the Saltons were able

to return the stolen items, which

grew to include undergarments,

garden gloves and pyjama bottoms.

But the five-year-old cat has

recently expanded her radius

and the Saltons now have no clue

who her latest collection of items

belong to, which range from 20

socks to a hoodie to a laundry

bag. It led to Salton posting a

flyer on the Hornby Community

Group Facebook.

The flyer that I put on

Facebook mum dropped

off to pretty much everyone

who lives down her street and

still no one’s come and got the

things yet,” Salton said.

He admitted it was

a bit embarrassing

having

to go

around

and

tell everyone Henny had stolen

their belongings.

While most found it hilarious,

one lady was not so

amused.

The worst

one was when

the lady down

the road came

chasing after

her because she

stole her pyjama

bottoms off the

clothes horse . . .

in her garage and

saw her running

down her

driveway

from

her

lounge and followed her all the

way down the road to her house.”

She said they should look into

therapy for Henny.

That neighbour boarded up

her cat-flap to stop the master cat

burglar, but even that could not

stop Henny.

The Saltons have tried many

times to stop her – such as

locking her inside or telling her

off – but nothing has dampened

her thieving spirits.

When she was not thieving,

Henny was a “cuddly, friendly,

loud” family cat who would let

anyone pat her, Salton said.

• If you live around

Mortlake St, Islington, and

have lost clothing items

to an unknown assailant

you can contact Salton on

Facebook.

CAT BURGLAR: Logan

Salton with cat Henny’s

latest haul. Salton

has posted a flyer

to the Hornby

Community Group

on Facebook in an

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the stolen items

to their owners.

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GRUMBALL

NEWS 3

Crime at

pre-Covid

levels

• By Tina Grumball

REPORTED CRIME in

Christchurch is back to pre-Covid

levels.

It comes as community

Facebook pages are becoming

frequently filled with posts and

pictures of crime happening

around neighbourhoods.

Canterbury metro area

commander Superintendent Lane

Todd told The Star “the current

reported crime levels are on par

with pre-Covid statistics”.

“Our total reported crime in

October 2022 was 3615, this is

comparable,” he said.

Out of that number, there

were 566 reports of theft, 672 of

shoplifting, 368 stolen vehicles,

970 burglaries and 118 assaults,

Todd said.

Police data shows the number

of reported crimes in 2019 was

24,589 and, as of the date of this

publication, 2022 figures have

already surpassed that at 30,189.

This was a 35 per cent increase

on 2021, and within that, stolen

vehicles and burglaries had seen

the biggest rise. There had been

1942 stolen vehicles and 2285

burglaries in the financial year to

date.

While it was a “large increase”,

Todd noted it was important to

consider it in the context of Covid

lockdowns, when crime rates had

reduced significantly.

Said Todd: “I want to reassure

the community the police are

out there, we are present, we

are visible, and we are catching

offenders, and providing advice to

prevent crime.”

Victims of a crime could

access 105, either by phone

or online, if the report was

non-urgent; phone 111 in an

emergency; anonymously provide

information to Crime Stoppers

on 0800 555 111, or call into their

community police station.

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Coroner’s report reveals killer was

• By Sam Sherwood

KATE BELL felt her friends in

New Zealand had all settled

down and she was looking for a

fresh start and to continue her

career as a personal assistant.

So, aged in her late twenties,

she moved from Christchurch,

where she had grown up, to Melbourne

in April 2017.

Within a year she found a role

with Deloitte and told her parents

she felt she could relax as she had

a great group of friends. She was

living in a flat with a group of

women the same age.

Around May 2020 she began

working full-time as an executive

assistant with a global cost

consultant and quantity surveyor

company.

Her employer described her as

a positive person, “happy, and

always professional”. Her parents

said she was a “bubbly, outgoing,

and friendly young woman who

had a close relationship with her

family”. She loved socialising and

had a large group of friends.

In June 2020 she met Rahul

Patel on a dating site. A meeting

that would end in tragedy with

her murder and Patel taking his

own life.

Patel, born and raised in Auckland

was a “healthy, quiet, and

laid-back child who was very easy

to raise”, his parents said.

VICTIM: Kate Bell, 31, was murdered by her boyfriend

Rahul Patel in his Melbourne apartment in the early hours

of October 10, 2020.

PHOTO: NZ HERALD

“He was a hard worker and

dedicated to his school work

and extracurricular activities,

which included water polo and

soccer.”

He attended Auckland University

where he earned a double degree

in property and commerce.

After graduating, he started a

job in real estate and moved in

with his long-term girlfriend. The

couple separated in 2017 after

nine years, and he returned home

to his parents.

There were no issues in his

relationship other than normal

disagreements,” State Coroner

Judge John Cain said in his

recently-released report.

In 2018, Patel started a job in

Melbourne as a building manager.

Cain said his relationship with

Bell progressed “very quickly”

due to Covid-19 lockdowns.

Bell told a friend she felt very

spoilt but that it was “full-on”

given the length of the relationship.

The couple would go on regular

dates and stay together at each

other’s residence after knowing

each other for only two to four

weeks,” Cain said.

She never reported any significant

concerns about him to close

family or friends.

“She felt it was easy to be in a

relationship with him, that he

treated her well and kept her

grounded,” Cain said.

Several days before the killing,

Patel, 29, spoke with his flatmates

about his relationship with Bell,

31. The flatmates said Patel was

questioning how “meaningful” it

was, and reported feeling that the

effort he was putting in was not

being reciprocated.

“He was extremely upset and

frustrated about the situation and

complained to his housemates

about his circumstances.”

Bell had also told a flatmate

she’d had an argument with Patel

about her relationship history.

“(Patel) responded in a passiveaggressive

manner, crying and

continuing to raise the topic of

past relationships with her. However,

two days later, (Patel) spent

the evening at (Bell’s) home and

appeared to be happy and content

together.”

On October 9, 2020, Patel

picked Bell up from her flat

so they could attend an AFLthemed

birthday party at his

home.

Bell was reportedly in “good

spirits”. The group had dinner

and drinks together with dancing

in the living room.

As the evening progressed Bell

was “quite drunk”, and Patel

appeared to be “a little more

possessive” and was “looking for

attention from [Bell] more than

usual”.

The couple went to bed at about

11.30pm. Sometime between

then and 3am Patel woke up and

got a 7.5kg weight plate from the

rooftop of his apartment and

went back to his bedroom.

“He repeatedly struck a sleeping

(Bell) to the head with the

weight plate, causing serious

injuries resulting in her death.”

Patel then went to his workplace.

At 3.18am he called emergency

services requesting police go to

his flat.

“I’ve just murdered my girlfriend

. . . I grabbed a seven –

like, a – like, a weight plate and

I hit her. I struck her over the

head probably about three to

four times. I don’t know if she’s

deceased but I presume so.”

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NEWS 5

concerned about mental state

Emergency services were sent

to his flat and five minutes later

Patel’s call was transferred to a

police communication liaison

officer who stayed on the line with

him.

At 3.58am the officer told Patel

that Bell had been found and that

she had died. Patel committed

suicide three minutes later.

Dr Sarah Parsons, a forensic

pathologist practising at the Victorian

Institute of Forensic Medicine,

found Bell had multiple skull

fractures and was likely struck

more than once. She concluded

that a reasonable cause of death

was blunt head trauma.

According to the coroner’s

report, Patel went to his general

practitioner with concerns about

his mental health in July 2019. His

concerns included feeling lethargic

and withdrawn.

He went back again in December

2019 after having a bad

reaction to smoking marijuana

the weekend prior. He was assessed

as not being suicidal, and

no evidence of risk to others. He

was referred to a psychologist who

diagnosed him with anxiety and

low mood.

The treating psychologist noted

he had a history of panic attacks

and a period of low mood, which

Patel associated with problems in

a recent relationship with a close

friend that turned into a romantic

The Melbourne apartment

where Patel’s body was

found.

relationship. He also discussed

issues around anxiety and depression

in relation to his job and long

hours.

“(His) treating psychologist

noted that (he) had made

good progress and had reported

confidence using the coping tools

he had developed during their

sessions.”

Judge Cain requested the

Coroner’s Prevention Unit

examine the circumstances

of Bell’s death as part of the

Victorian Systemic Review of

Family Violence Deaths.

There was no evidence of any

concerns of violence prior to Bell’s

death.

The main conflict reported

by close friends of both parties

was that they were at odds in

relation to the long-term status of

their relationship. In the lead-up

to the fatal incident, (Bell) was

questioning whether to remain

in the relationship, which was in

stark contrast to (Patel)’s serious

commitment to (Bell) and the

relationship.”

Judge Cain offered his

condolences to both families for

their losses.

The unexpected, unnatural,

and violent death of a person is

a devastating event. Violence

perpetrated by an intimate

partner is particularly shocking,

given that all persons have a right

to safety, respect, and trust in

their most intimate relationships.”

Both Bell’s and Patel’s families

told the Herald on Sunday they

did not wish to make any

comment.

At the time of their son’s

death, a spokesman for Patel’s

family said: “Rahul’s parents are

totally shattered by the events

at the weekend. The bottom has

totally fallen out of their world.

The wider family is in shock and

disbelief. They are also devastated

that another family has also

suffered the loss of a loved one.

“His parents had noted that

he had seemed a bit stressed in

the past week, but there seemed

nothing to indicate anything was

seriously wrong.”

– NZ Herald

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• By Sam Sherwood

TWO MEN have been charged

after allegedly administering a

prohibited substance to a horse

on the morning of Cup Day.

Rakero Rebel was a late scratch

from race 7 at Addington Raceway

on November 8. The race

had a total stake of $140,000.

Racing Integrity Board chief

executive Mike Clement said investigators

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visit at a North Canterbury

property and scratched the horse

under rule 213 (1) c of the harness

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NEWS 7

Vandals on rampage do $250,000 damage

• By John Cosgrove

VANDALS CAUSED more

than $250,000 in damage to

vehicles and site buildings at a

development near Woodend at

the weekend.

Civil contractor Taggart

Earthmoving’s chief executive

officer Paul Taggart said he has

never seen or experienced this

level of damage done on a work

site in the 70-year history of the

family owning the business.

‘‘Whoever it was that did this

was there for a long time on

Saturday evening, making a lot

of noise which someone should

have seen and heard,’’ he said.

It was the second time the contractors’

site has been targeted by

vandals.

The first attack a few weeks ago

resulted in smashed windows

and a truck set on fire.

But in Saturday night’s attack,

50 vehicle windows were

smashed, three loaders stolen

and driven like dodgem cars

around the site, smashing into

other vehicles stored on site and

causing further damage to them.

He said a sub contractor’s loader

was then taken, and during

its journey towards the nearby

supermarket, was driven into a

culvert where it was abandoned.

The vandals also tagged vehicles

and buildings.

Taggart said it is just outright

mindless vandalism on a scale

no one has seen before.

‘‘I’m very disappointed.

‘‘It’s so obvious they were

there for a long time, made a lot

of noise and yet the Police have

indicated they have no leads to

go on at present.

‘‘That is where we need the

COSTLY: A loader got stuck in a culvert

and others were damaged after vandals

ran amok near Woodend.

public’s help.’’

He believes both attacks were

carried out in broad daylight after

staff had finished for the day.

‘‘Someone must have seen or

heard them and thought why

were they (Taggarts and other

sub contractors) still working

that late on a Saturday night.’’

He said damage to the major

vehicles was valued at over

Thursday December 1 2022 The Star

$100,000, while damage to other

vehicles and facilities plus the

downtime and the expense of

repairs worked out at another

$150,000.

Taggart says they have increased

security on site now with

extra alarms and video surveillance

cameras.

‘‘We are now in a position to

see anyone coming into our site.

We will catch them if they come

back as we want to see them

caught and dealt with.

‘‘This sort of damage impacts

on the lives and well-being of our

staff ,” he said.

Taggart’s has been based at

the 150ha Woodend site for the

past four years and its contract

for roading and civil works will

continue there until June 2023.

‘‘It’s a major project contract

for us and it has provided a lot of

long-term jobs for our staff and

people in our community.’’

Two men charged after Cup Day doping inquiry

charge of associating with a prohibited

person and the other will

face a charge of acting in contravention

of an HRNZ notice or

direction.”

Rakero Rebel’s trainer Phil

Burrows declined to comment.

“I have got nothing to say,” he

said.

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• By Tony Simons

A SUMNER landmark building

on Marriner St that was, for most

of its life, known as Sunleigh

Flats, is to be demolished to

make way for apartments

designed by an architect who

was a student at the Prince of

Wales’ Institute of Architecture

in London.

The new

owner of the

distinctive

pink building

on the corner

of Burgess and

Marriner St

is developer,

Brooksfield. It

has employed

London-based architect Ben Pentreath

to design the building.

Pentreath is perhaps best

known for his involvement in designing

Poundbury, the Duchy of

Cornwall’s experimental planned

community development on the

outskirts of Dorchester. That development

was endorsed by King

Charles III when he was Prince

of Wales and Duke of Cornwall,

and many regarded it as the

prince’s pet project.

Sunleigh Flats was a private

hotel, then a children’s home for

a short time, before being turned

into flats. It then hosted Ali Barbers

Hair Stylists, but has sat idle

since the earthquakes. It is about

100-years-old.

Brooksfield typically builds a

mix of character and modern.

Its website states too many

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Sumner’s distinctive pink

building to be demolished

King

Charles III

NEW DEVELOPMENT: The landmark Sunleigh Flats/Ali Barber building in Sumner

will make way for a complex designed by London-based architect Ben Pentreath

who was involved in King Charles III’s pet project Pounbury (below).

people settle for a home that

is generic, when the decisions

we make today will help shape

Christchurch for the next 100

years.

“We really like buying corner

sites where we can make the

biggest, positive impact”,

Brooksfield director Vincent

Holloway said.

Given its prime position, this

site has to be the most noticed in

the Sumner village, he said.

“We’re very excited about this

one, [and] we want to do Sumner

proud.”

The new complex will front

onto both Marriner and Burgess

Sts and will include garaging and

ground level commercial space.

It’s the second time the

property has sold this year.

The previous owner bought it

in April but “had a change in

direction,” according to Colliers

consultant, Courtney Doig who

marketed the property.

NEWS 9

Jail for

trying to

take shotgun

onto plane

• By Belinda Feek

A MAN who tried to take a

sawn-off shotgun and cartridge

on an Air NZ domestic flight

claims he was “stitched up.”

Arana Joshua Anderson, 28,

arrived at the domestic terminal

at Christchurch Airport about

8.45am on July 6 to board a flight

back home to Hamilton.

However, he was denied boarding

due to his carry-on luggage

being “too large.’’

He was returned to the checkin

area where Aviation Security

scanned and checked his bag.

It was then they saw what looked

like a pistol and ammunition.

Anderson fled the airport and

police were called. Searching his

bag, they found a sawn-off shotgun

with an altered pistol grip

handle along with one shotgun

cartridge.

When questioned, he claimed

he was “stitched up by my cousin”.

He appeared in the Hamilton

District Court on charges of

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ammunition. Anderson was jailed

for 18 months.

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HORNBY CLUB OFFICIALLY OPENS

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AFTER three years of interruption,

due to an extended build process

and the pandemic, the new

multimillion-dollar Hornby Club is

officially complete. e new

Hornby Club has been transformed

into one of Christchurch’s largest

and newest hospitality and

entertaining destinations and on

Friday 9 and Saturday 10

December it will officially open

with an opening weekend

celebration.

Tim Mathews, General Manager of the

Hornby Club, says the Official Opening

Weekend is a thank you to our current

members and for everyone to come and

see what the Club has to offer.

“e Official Opening of the Hornby

Club on Friday 9 and Saturday 10

December is an opportunity for members

and non-members and the Hornby

community to explore the new Club and

check out all the wonderful new facilities.

We are delighted with the incredible

transformation and can’t wait to showcase

the Club to new and old members. On

Saturday there will be a free sausage sizzle,

candy oss, raffles and fun for the whole

family,” says Tim.

As part of the Official Opening

Weekend celebrations, Hornby Club is

offering a special membership offer. If you

join between 1 and 10 December, you will

get three months free on your

membership and go into the draw to win

$5000 in prizes. e winner of the $5000

in prizes will be announced at the Official

Opening Weekend on Saturday 10

December at 3pm. Membership is just $34

per annum.

An important asset for the Hornby

community, the Hornby Club has a long

and dedicated history to the local area. In

operation for 65 years, the Hornby Club

has welcomed hundreds of thousands of

members over its remarkable history. e

new redevelopment is a step to secure its

future for another 65 years.

Tim Mathews says there is so much to

enjoy about the new Hornby Club and its

members have been central to the

development.

“We have designed a building that is

for members and the community. We

wanted to create a space that has an

Events Centre that people can hire for

sporting tournaments, celebrations,

weddings and conferences, but we also

wanted to include facilities that you would

nd in a traditional Club like our all-new

sports bar, café, Sunday buffet, pool room,

snooker room and games room. To add to

this, we have included a special facility for

our youngest members with the

introduction of an indoor children’s

playground and outdoor children’s

playground,” says Tim.

In addition to the wonderful facilities,

Hornby Club offers members a home

away from home and a community to

engage with.

“I think that is a really important aspect

of Clubs in New Zealand. We offer section

sports which include pool, darts, travel,

cards, golf, shing, cricket, snooker, bowls

and more. is provides our members

with a place to meet new people, engage

with their community and to keep active.

e sections are the heart of our Club and

something we treasure,” says Tim.

e Hornby Club’s Official

Opening Weekend is open to all.

Come down on Friday 9 December

or Saturday 10 December and

check out this amazing Club for

yourself.


Thursday December 1 2022 The Star

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

NEWS 11

Social media chocka with crime posts

Look at any community

Facebook page in

Christchurch and you

will see the postings

from people witnessing

and discussing crime.

Reporter Tina Grumball

takes a look

Riccarton Neighbourhood

Updates

Loretta Te Paa - November 17

Has anyone seen anybody carrying

large sections of fencing we

bought 6 fence sections at a cost

of $350 and had them stored at

the Riccarton Plunket grounds

ready for the rebuild of the Paataka

(PANTRY) and 3 sections

have been taken away. These sections

are very heavy and would

need at a minimum 3 men to

carry them. Why do people have

to uplift other people’s property,

we are a non profit charity that

feeds people and have no income

and this is what happens to our

hard earned cash. To say we are

upset is putting it mildly. We are

livid and cant afford to buy more

fence sections to protect our

property.

Susie Parkin (Angelah Rose’s

ute) - November 13

We caught people in a Toyota

mark x hot wiring a ute at 1am

last night. They left when they

saw us and we called the police

but they were definitely eyeing

up other cars before that. A

reminder to keep valuables out

and maybe get a steering wheel

lock too!

Christchurch Central

Laura Kenny - November 22

3 Caucasian youths attempting

to get to neighbouring property

tonight 8.40pm. Beware!! or

maybe you can dob them in!!

Lyttelton - Ain’t No Place I’d

Rather Be

Kim Morton - November 19

Another Lytt car stolen last

night, my silver Subaru Forrester

taken. Update: car found by

police - Summit Rd - ignition

wrecked etc. Thanks everyone for

kind messages!

BREAK-IN: Woolston resident Hayley Carroll came home to

this. She’s one of many residents across the city taking to

social media to highlight crime.

Commented on the same post:

They got as far as Evans Pass

and it looks like they chucked

my stuff out the window - a kind

person found some things from

my car. Anything they threw out

will be wrecked in the heavy rain.

Heathcote Valley Community

Millie Violet Jopson - November

17

Hello everyone, the post about

the blue Toyota vitz that was stolen

is my car, I have been picking

up my stuff from the side of the

road this morning, seems to be

scattered throughout Heathcote.

If you find any belongings (eg.

Kathmandu jacket shoes etc.) on

your property or side of road can

you please send through a picture

as it may be mine. Thanks so

much!

Somerfield Residents

Association

Alita Howard - November 5

Another one of those posts.

Last night there was another

attempt to steal my son’s car, he

has had the car back exactly 2

days from repair after the last

attempt, only a couple of weeks

ago. (Howard then commented

that the thieves had come back the

next morning and made another

attempt. However, they could not

drive manual and stalled three

metres away.)

Aranui and Wainoni

Community

Jordan Paige - November 24 -

Bickerton St

Why can’t people just respect

other people’s properties? Last

night my partner’s car and the

other car outside my home were

broken into, my partner’s shift

knob and other things were stolen

and broken, the other car has

been completely smashed. Not

what we need at this time of year.

Alex Hillier - November 18

If this is your car . . . a group of

young boys stole it before stealing

my partner’s car and taking

off in it, my partner’s car had a

steering wheel lock on the car so

they didn’t get very far. We also

jumped in my flatmate’s car and

chased after them but they got

away. The group of boys took off

in a white Toyota Aqua (most

likely stolen too). We’ve made a

police report about the 3 cars. If

anyone knows anything please let

me know, this is the 3rd time my

partner’s car has been taken this

month. These boys need to pay.

R.A.D.S - Richmond Avonside

Dallington Shirley Locals

Shannon Jade McNeilly -

November 21

My partner had about $3k

worth of work tools stolen from

his work ute on our driveway

last night sometime. If anyone

. . . has any surveillance or saw

anything,could you please get in

touch! Also interested to know if

anyone else had anything stolen

from the area last night. Thanks!

Lisa Branton - November 6

I have no words. My poor

elderly parents went away for one

night and come home to their

belongings totally tipped upside

down and all their valuables including

vehicle stolen. This happened

in Dallington last night.

Has anyone else had something

happen last night?

Further to my post about

burglary in Dallington. The following

vehicle was stolen: Black

D40 Nissan Navara Ute, number

plate ECQ743. Please keep an eye

out if you see it around and flick

me a message.

Addington Community

Aimee Newth - November 25

Stolen at 11.32am today, I suggest

you return it as you are on

camera . . . will be passing your

photo on to the police.

Inner East Burbs - Linwood,

Phillipstown and Woolston

Locals

Rachel Longdin - November 6

To the cruel people that stole

in broad daylight my pensioner

mother’s beautiful pot plants she

had going up the stairs u went

right up to her front door while

she was home stole the lot shame

on you.

Huntsbury Neighbourhood

Ange Tutt - November 14

“Hopefully not your car . . .

Unfortunately has hit the giveaway

sign. Have done a snap and

solve on that and will now report

the car.”

Woolston Community United

Hayley Carroll - November 27

Anyone else robbed on the

weekend? We . . . came home to

this. They pried our bedroom

window open to get in. Intrigued

if anyone else had the same thing

as they took some strange stuff.

We have a very good guard dog

but he unfortunately was at my

parent’s place. Time for security

cameras as things just don’t feel

safe anymore.

Catherine Mary Woods -

November 20

The poppy thieves were out and

about last night… several plants

just pulled out of the ground.

Jen Hastie - November 7

Some[one] decided to break

into my car last night that

was parked out on the street.

They smashed my back left

quarterpane and stole the

external speaker that was in the

front. I have glass all over my

back seat and the contents of

my glove box on the passenger

floor. At least they didn’t take my

first aid kit or my St John jacket.

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NEWS

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‘You’re stealing from hardworking people’

•From page 11

Mireille Deacon - November 7

Look what I’ve woken up to

AGAIN. Get a steering wheel

lock, take your valuable into

your home each night and warn

your neighbours. If the person

or people who are doing this see

this, please understand you are

stealing from hardworking people.

Don’t assume I’m any better

off then you or your situation.

Burwood Community

Support - Christchurch

Beth Calverley - November 28

Just wanted to let people know

- our house . . . was broken into

today, during the day while our

neighbours were home. A good

reminder that even if your house

is locked it still might not be

secure! Will be investing in some

more security now!

Hillmorton - Spreydon -

Hoon Hay Community page

Penny Adkins - November 17

Woken at 12:40am by someone

trying to open my garage door.

Followed by a woman in dark

clothing coming through our

back gate and trying to open

my back door. She wasn’t at all

bothered by the security lights or

me sticking my head out a window

asking what she was doing.

Replied with “I think I’ve got the

wrong house” and then left.

I went out my front door and

watched her meet up with a man

across the road . . . and then

they’ve headed off on foot in

Halswell direction. Anyone else

visited by her last night?

Opawa neighbourhood

John Mayes - November 15

This morning at 3.30am we

had an attempted break-in to

our place. A prowler attempted

to jimmy open a window on the

side of our house. Luckily I heard

some unusual noises and went to

investigate. The prowler saw me

and took off. Luckily the incident

was over just before the window

was successfully opened. The

police would be interested in

seeing any security camera pics

taken about that time. Please let

me know if you have any. Also,

please make sure your house is

secure before you go to bed.

Commented on the same

post: A quick update. One of my

neighbours spotted the prowlers

on their security camera footage

at 3.34am this morning. There

were two what appear to be

young men, one with a pushbike.

If anyone else saw them, please

advise the police. And it turns

out that a neighbour’s garage and

car were entered on the same

night.

Gary Miller - November 7

6 cars broken into on MacKenzie

last night. Be careful parking

out on the road, it would appear

this area is being targeted.

St Martins, Christchurch

Neighbourhood Page

Zaria Isis-Anjani Grant Jeet -

November 7

MY CAR WAS STOLEN found

down the street smashed up and

shit, still running 0 gas, the ignition

pulled out, tyres shredded

up, window smashed, scratched

up, my son’s [stuff] was on the

street, there was another cars

hand break cover in there and a

screwdriver tho so I hope you get

caught . . . LIVID!!!! And it’s interfering

with my nursing placement

that I am almost finished!!

And I have to pay heaps of excess

. . . right before Xmas too!!!

Ferrymead/Mt Pleasant/

Redcliffs/Sumner Community

Niki Parkins - November 21

Hi guys! Just wanting to alert

everyone out there about two

burglaries that happened on Friday.

They are the type that would

have scoped out the places before

and come prepared. Please make

sure you have adequate security

ie. alarms, camera, guard dog.

Hornby Community Group

Joseph Edward Chamberlain -

November 26

We just had 3 pre teens 2 boys

and a girl one boy on a red bike

with shoulder length hair. Knock

on our door asking to for us to

pay $5 for a duckling or they

were going to stomp on its head.

This is extremely disturbing

behaviour and if these are your

kids I seriously hope you sort

them out. And for the rest of

the community please be aware

they ran across the park . . . and

last seen [heading] down Gilberthorps

Rd.

Northwood, Christchurch

Qasim Sikanderi - November

12

Hey lovely people of Northwood!

Just to give you guys

heads up to be remain vigilant of

your vehicles. My sister’s car got

broken into last night. Seems like

[people have] started targeting

parked cars at northwood during

nights. So don’t leave any valuable

in your cars.

Nigel Goodman - November 11

Just a bit of an FYI, we woke

up to this this morning (would

have happened between 1am-

8am), if anyone happens to have

seen something just let us know.

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NEW INFORMATION reveals

United States police officers

were never at any risk from

Christchurch-raised Christian

Glass before they tasered him

and fatally shot him five times.

Glass, 22, was shot through the

windshield of his car after he ran

off the road near Silver Plume,

Colorado, and called police for

help during an apparent mental

health crisis on June 11.

Days after two Clear Creek

County Sheriff’s Office deputies,

Deputy Andrew Buen and Sergeant

Kyle Gould, were indicted

and fired for the alleged killing

of Glass, CBS News Colorado

received the indictment which

revealed damning new details.

During the incident a decision

was made to remove Glass

from his vehicle even though he

appeared to be pleading with

the officers, saying he was not a

threat but needed help and was

scared. At one point he was seen

making a heart with his hands.

The indictment said Gould,

who is alleged to have made the

order to remove Glass from his

car, should have never made the

order.

There is no reason to believe

that Mr Glass would have been

a danger to any law enforcement

personnel, to himself, or to any

member of the public,” it reads.

Furthermore, according to

the indictment, “no one on the

scene had made a determination

that there was probable cause or

reasonable suspicion that a crime

had been committed or was being

committed”.

During the incident, the

indictment stated that Buen’s

interactions with Glass became

“verbally aggressive” at times

and Buen’s colleague Deputy

Timothy Collin attempted to

step in but these cues went unnoticed.

In a phone call to Gould, Buen

apparently muted his body-cam,

according to the indictment.

From this point efforts to remove

Glass from his car were escalated

even though a Colorado

State Patrol supervisor, heard

in edited recordings released by

Rathod’s law firm, told the CSP

officer on the scene, “If there’s

no crime and he’s not suicidal

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or homicidal, or a great danger,

then there’s no reason to contact

him.”

Buen went on to break out the

front passenger side window

of Glass’s car with a baton as

Georgetown Police Chief Randall

Williams unsuccessfully

tried to do the same on the rear

driver’s side window. Buen then

shot Glass with six bean-bag

rounds, one of which broke the

rear driver’s side window, CBS

reported.

Glass was then tasered by

both Buen and Williams and the

indictment said he screamed in

pain and swung his knife around

in panic and self defence, but

Buen ended up shooting Glass

five times with his pistol.

Glass was then removed from

the car and pronounced dead at

the scene.

“Chief Williams at no point

was in imminent danger of being

stabbed by Mr Glass and Mr

Glass never attempted to exit the

vehicle,” the indictment reads.

Last week a grand jury charged

Buen and Gould, leading to their

termination.

The sheriff’s office called the

decision to fire the officers a

“painful but necessary process”

following a one month investigation

into Glass’ death.

“From the beginning, CCSO

pledged full co-operation with

the criminal investigation. This

is an ongoing commitment,

continuing with the next phase

Thursday December 1 2022 The Star

NEWS 15

Indictment reveals US officers weren’t at

risk before shooting former Chch 22yo

SCARED: Former Christchurch man Christian Glass was shot dead by police in Colorado after he called for roadside

assistance.

of the criminal justice process,”

the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

US police issued a news release

soon after the fatality, saying

Glass was shot after he became

“argumentative and unco-operative”

and tried to stab an officer

when police smashed a window

to remove him from the vehicle.

However, his parents Simon

and Sally Glass and their lawyers

released a raft of body camera

footage that showed a very different

scenario.

Glass was born and raised in

Christchurch and when he was 10

his parents relocated to the US.

His grandparents still live in

the city.

– NZ Herald

Cannabis smoked on long haul delivery

• By Emily Moorhouse

THE OWNER of a transport

company had meth in his system

and smoked two cannabis joints

at the wheel of his faulty and

unauthorised truck during a

long-haul journey.

Benjamin Mikkelson appeared

in district court for sentencing

on 11 charges in relation to

his drug use and standard of

vehicles.

At the hearing, Mikkelson, the

owner of the Christchurch-based

That Transport Company, made

an unsuccessful bid to keep his

licence so he could continue

working.

According to the summary of

facts, Mikkelson was driving a

Nissan Condor truck from Dunedin

to Invercargill on November

11 last year, fully laden with

building materials for a client.

On his way, the 34-year-old

was stopped by the Commercial

Vehicle Safety Team that

discovered his truck not only had

an expired certificate of fitness

but that the transport service

licence displayed did not belong

to the truck or the company.

This is a requirement for a

truck with a gross vehicle mass

of more than six tonnes.

After further inspection of

the vehicle, the team found a

number of faults including a

worn tyre, missing mirror, the

front bumper being insecure and

a broken tail light.

The team issued a non-operation

order on the vehicle which

prohibited Mikkelson from driving

it until repairs were carried

out and a certificate of fitness

obtained as well as a transport

service licence.

Mikkelson was also issued

with a notice forbidding him to

operate an unlicensed transport

service and was ordered to hand

over his logbook to police –

which contained no entries for

that day’s work.

During his interaction with

police, officers noticed the driver’s

unusual behaviour. He then

admitted to smoking two joints

while driving from Christchurch

to Dunedin.

A compulsory impairment

test was carried out which Mikkelson

failed and a blood test

returned positive results for

methamphetamine and cannabis.

As a result, he was forbidden

to drive for 12 hours, starting at

10.30am that day.

However, only six hours later

Mikkelson got back into his

truck – without completing any

repairs or obtaining the required

licences – and completed the

drive to Invercargill.

He had also attempted to hide

the non-operation order sticker

attached to the front windscreen.

Mikkelson arrived in Invercargill

around 7pm and delivered

his load to an unknown destination.

Three hours later, parked on

a street in Invercargill, he was

located by police who found a

bong and 21 grams of cannabis

in the truck.

In further offending, Mikkelson

was pulled over by a CVST

officer on August 17 this year

after he was seen on his phone

while driving a Hino truck in

Waipara. Again, he was without

an up-to-date certificate of fitness

or registration.

Mikkelson also did not have a

logbook, which was required as

he was driving a truck of more

than 6000kg and travelling beyond

50km of his base.

Additionally, he had a road

user licence displayed on the

windscreen showing a maximum

reading of 20,000km but

the hubodometer fitted to his

truck read 44,088km.

In court, defence lawyer Jaiden

Manera argued against a disqualification

period, submitting

such a sentence would impact

Mikkelson’s business.

But Judge Quentin Hix considered

this concerning, stating the

offending was not minor.

He said it had been elevated

by drug use and Mikkelson’s

failure to adhere to the vehicle

orders.

The judge then sentenced

him to six months’ community

detention and 12 months of

intensive supervision.

A six-month disqualification

on all licences was imposed and

an 18-month disqualification on

class two to five vehicles.

Mikkelson was also ordered to

pay $778 reparation for the drug

tests.


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Smooth water ahead for Paul’s passion

• By Tony Simons

THREE YEARS ago, retired

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then 66-years-old, did

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boat, on his property.

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That didn’t deter Clearwater

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him.

The hull is kind of like

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water, “kind of like hydroplaning.

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time in between to think about

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next part,” he said.

The project cost him the tips

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It’s been a labour of love and

appropriately, he has named the

boat Passion.

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The wooden hull of Passion

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GARDENING 23

Sorry we’re in your way

We’ll be working

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We’re resurfacing a section of Ilam Road near Kirkwood Avenue from

Saturday 3 December until Sunday 11 December.

To complete the work as quickly as we can, Ilam Road will be closed

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until the work is completed. The intersections of Ilam Road and Rountree

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Detours will be in place so please allow extra travel time.

Pedestrian and cycle access will be available through the closure.

We know road works are disruptive for you and we’ll get out

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emissions, perspective. with our

we have a new seen approach how occasional, to resource management, metres per second (cumecs).

and planning from in a Canterbury. significant In issues recent including years climate flow change, peaking at 3990 cubic

region-wide

Christchurch We’re also responsible building receiving for public a but extreme, the Future weather for Local events Government have The

Review,

protection scheme has been

transport “market-leading” services (bus energy and efficiency ferry had huge and effects Three Waters on residents reform. and designed to defend Christchurch

networks), rating of 5.0 the out Harbourmaster’s of 6 in the year office infrastructure The strength around of the our South relationship

from

with

a flood of as much as 6500

and to February regional Civil on the Defence National Emergency Island. Ngāi Tahu and Papatipu Rūnanga is key to

Management.

our success. This partnership is a

cumecs.

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Rating

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of a group

New Zealand.

of returning for our council and, having Ngāi Tahu

Environment Canterbury’s

along the Marlborough coast and

councillors,

The building’s

along

features

with deputy

include

chair councillors around the table puts

leadership

us in an

of biodiversity and

across much of the Canterbury

Craig Pauling. We were both there when excellent place to achieve great success. biosecurity programmes is also

the

184

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to fully

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for all councillors underpinned by climate-change

representation

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in

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2019.

55,000

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drier. North-westerly

when I say we are

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looking

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forward concerns. to

be kilowatt selected hours to represent of electricity your community, per predicted working to become with the more community intense, over the Canterbury’s next distinct braided

and year. then to be chosen as chair. with torrential three years. alpine I encourage rainstorms readers to rivers head and unique wetlands face

Just There like has 2019 been was a a 26% turning reduction point in the turning online our braided to ecan.govt.nz rivers into

find out many more challenges. The rivers form

history per staff of member Environment in emissions Canterbury, this roaring about rapids, the fuelling organisation landslides

how you a vital can ecological link and provide

term since shapes 30 June to 2010. be equally We now significant have as we and causing get involved. widespread erosion. an abundant food supply and

welcome access to our electric Ngāi and Tahu hybrid councillors: Iaean Canterbury’s coastal

nesting grounds for 26 species of

Cranwell vehicles and hope Tutehounuku to have half ‘Nuk’ our Korako. communities Peter will Scott be threatened native birds – most classified as

They have a huge task ahead representing Age: 67

all communities, but in particular the

Occupation: Peter is a mixedcrop

farmer from Kerrytown, east

76,000 plus people who whakapapa to

Ngāi Tahu and the 10 Papatipu Rūnanga of Pleasant Point.

who selected them as their representatives. Family: Married to Adrienne; they

Collectively your 16 councillor

have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren.

representatives offer a range of experience Council experience: In his

and expertise, and we’re sure to enjoy some third term as an Environment

robust debate as different perspectives are Canterbury councillor. Deputy

brought to the table. It is essential for us chair from 2018-2022.

as decision makers to carefully consider Leadership roles: Previous

a range of views and I believe we can chief executive of Opuha Water,

become a strong team, working together a director of Horticulture New

for the good of Waitaha Canterbury over Zealand, and a director of

the next three years.

Irrigation New Zealand.

threatened and facing increased

pressures due to river system

change.

Wetlands are also ecosystems

at-risk nationally and regionally,

degraded by draining, damming

and diversion affecting their

ability to sequester carbon,

cleanse freshwater and mitigate

flooding, as well as impacting on

biodiversity and mahinga kai.

With biosecurity, we are

putting greater emphasis on the

risks of new pests establishing

in Canterbury. Warming

temperatures, changing soils and

new land uses mean new weeds

especially, will be able to gain a

better foothold across the region.

More broadly, we have to

curb reliance on fossil fuels and

find environmentally suitable

alternatives, such as electricity and

hydrogen, to power our public

transport.

When my predecessor Steve

Lowndes retired as chair of

this council late last year, he

highlighted some of the big

changes on the way. He was

optimistic we would be able to

deal with the “pressing issues” of

climate change and sustainability.

I share his confidence. As a

community, and as a council,

we are taking some bold steps to

ensure we are in a better place to

cope with the changing climate

and the tests it will set us. But

there will always be a need to do

more.

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Since purchasing the business 12

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online ordering.

Blackball Salami offers a range of over

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When visiting Greymouth allow time to

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This delightful gallery showcases Stewart

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For the last three years the gallery has

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photography needs can be catered for. This

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a full framing service. Your passport photo

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Stewart has had four different photo

galleries in town over the last 22 years.

He really appreciates historic buildings

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his work. The current gallery is in an Art

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old Hannahs cobblers repair workshop.

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The Nimmo Gallery and Store also

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They’re pioneers by

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Thursday December 1 2022 The Star 29

Summer is the perfect time for exploring

one of New Zealand’s most famous

cultural and heritage attractions.

Surrounded by lush native rainforest

just south of Greymouth. The historically

accurate Shantytown Heritage Park reflects

upon the incredible sawmilling and gold

mining endeavours of the 19th century.

One major highlight of any visit is

their Infants Creek Railway. Visitors can

board a heritage steam or diesel train and

Whataroa is the departure point for

White Heron Sanctuary Tours.

The tour consists of an informative

minibus ride through private farmland

into the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve.

In the reserve a short walk takes visitors

through ancient Kahikatea rainforest to

the purpose-built viewing hide to observe

the magnificent White Heron (kotuku) in

their natural nesting environment – a truly

unique experience.

journey through native forest once milled

for timber and dug over for gold. You will

then be dropped back at the Ajax Gold

Claim and sluice area, where you can

attempt to pan your own riches. Perhaps

even striking it lucky once you get the

technique sussed!

Shantytown Heritage Park is the perfect

activity for all ages and all weather

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See white heron up close

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz

Who ya gonna call: Sally Moorfield

• By Diane Keenan

their team’s convincing win over

Waimairi.

Points

CANTERBURY tennis stalwart

In other games in the women’s Mens: Elmwood

Sally Moorfield was back on very

competition Cashmere Black 62, Burnside Park 53,

familiar ground after responding

plays Cashmere Red, 4-2 winners Cashmere 53, South

to her friend’s call for help to play

over Burnside Park Bishopdale, Brighton 37, Bishopdale

premier women’s interclub last

at Cashmere, and Burnside Park/

47, Te Kura Hagley 40,

weekend.

Bishopdale plays Waimairi at

Edgeware/Waimairi 22.

“I had just finished coaching

Hot Shots at about 11am on

Women : Te Kura

Waimairi.

Moorfield is one of several

Saturday when my old friend

Hagley 61,Burnside

former national and regional

Michelle (Kelsen) rang and asked

Park/Bishopdale 52,

champions, boosting their local

if I could play, just the doubles,

Cashmere Red 40,

interclub teams in the premier

otherwise the team may have had

Elmwood 33, Waimairi

tennis competition pre-Christmas.

27, Cashmere Black 19.

to default,” Moorfield, now in her

60s, says.

Moorfield teamed with Kelsen

Last Saturday Connor Heap, Jamie

Garbett and James Meredith

return of their No 1 Meredith

in the doubles for Te Kura Hagley

who has been playing the Caro

against Cashmere Black and in

all played match-winning roles

Bowl competition in Auckland

winning, found she “quite enjoyed

for their club teams.

and with brother Tim, also on

being back out there again”.

Heap who played alongside fire, he helped his side to a 4-2

She then agreed to play singles

coach Remi Feneon in the strong win over the previously unbeaten

and given her high ranking points

Burnside Park team last weekend,

is likely to take the court Cashmere won three of the

Elmwood.

played at two, and won. Her team

won the rubber 5-1.

again on Friday night against the four matches decided in a third

“I played a lovely young player,

combined Edgeware/Waimairi set super tiebreak. Cashmere will

Ruby McPhail who I coached

line-up.

this week play South Brighton

when she was starting out. I won

Both Heap and Feneon had at Cashmere, while Elmwood

the first set and found myself CALL UP: Sally Moorfield was having a hit yesterday after easy singles win in their match plays a rejuvenated Bishopdale at

trailing in the second. I knew I her recall to senior ranks on Saturday.

last week against South Brighton, Elmwood.

had to dig deep as I didn’t want it

PHOTO: KAREN CASEY before combining in doubles for Bishopdale enjoyed the addition

of Garbett who is home

to go to three sets. I was pleased only stepped back from premier “I’ve said yes, if they are an even easier win. Burnside Park

to get there.”

interclub in 2014-15. She is still a short. It is probably good

won 5-1.

from Auckland before heading

Moorfield, nee Chapman, busy coach of the sport she loves getting the matches as I am

Heap who won all national to Sydney to win its tie against Te

began playing premier interclub so much

thinking I will play the masters titles as a junior was awarded a Kura Hagley 4-2.

when she was around “13 or 14” Given her “comeback” success,

she has already had the call summer,’’ she said. Elmwood States, but has returned to New to super tiebreak, with teams

which are in Christchurch this tennis scholarship in the United Four of the matches went

and her tennis career included

playing overseas professionally.

She has won numerous Kura Hagley plays Elmwood on both Abby and Emma Mason ence at Massey University. Te Kura Hagley has the bye this

up for this weekend when Te will be a tough opponent with Zealand to study veterinary sci-

sharing the honours two each.

national and regional titles and Saturday.

in strong form last weekend in Cashmere also welcomed the week.

Pollock Cup decided in

challenging conditions

• By Jaime Cunningham

WET WEATHER wasn’t enough

to prevent Christchurch from

a consecutive Pollock Cup

win at the weekend, as they

defeated Waitkiri in challenging

conditions.

Although there were plenty of

close matches throughout the

day, Christchurch was able to

come up on top for the second

year in a row, 4-2.

Canterbury representatives

Catherine Bell, Olive Tapu and

Nicole Webb led from the front,

all winning their individual

matches.

Results:

Olive Tapu beat Kim

Moggach 3-2, Catherine

Bell beat Naomi Wallace

3-2, Melissa Newburn lost

to Ginny Bolderston 3-2,

Nicky Webb beat Chris

Marple 7-6, Mel Brew beat

Nicky Muir 2-1 and Jennifer

Cho lost to Jenny Ahn 3-1.

Final score 4-2

Waitkiri’s Ginny Bolderston

and Jenny Ahn were able to

overcome their Christchurch

opponents but it wasn’t enough

for the club to get its first Pollock

Cup win since 2009.

Unbeaten leaders want T20

momentum as final looms

• By Jaime Cunningham

T20 LEADERS Old Boys’

Collegians and Sydenham will

be looking to continue their

unbeaten streaks into their two

games this week, ahead of the

final in a fortnight.

THe two teams head the

points table after winning both

their games in the double

header on Saturday, and look

for a spot in final on December

11.

Sydenham’s Bevon-John

Jacobs will be key for setting

a high total against Heathcote

tonight, after scoring 102 runs

across the two games last

weekend (37 and 65 not out).

OBC will play against twoday

competition leaders St

Albans tonight, before facing

Sydenham at their home

ground on Saturday.

It will be the second week the

premiership teams play two T20

games – this time with a twoday

break.

Lancaster Park will be

searching for their first T20 win

after a steady start to the twoday

competition.

Men’s T20 points:

Old Boys’ Collegians

15, Sydenyam 15,

Healthcote 10, Riccarton

5, St Albans 5, East

Shirley 5, Burnside West

5, Lancaster Park 0.

Meanwhile, Lancaster Park

premier women will revert

back to the one-day format this

weekend until the rest of the

year. They currently lead both

the one-day and T20 points

ladder.

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Coaching the boys in Cocksedge’s sights

After an international

career spanning

30 years, Kendra

Cocksedge has hung

up her boots. But she

won’t be too far away

from the rugby field

as she returns to the

job she loves. Jaime

Cunningham reports

IT’S BACK to normality today

for Black Ferns legend Kendra

Cocksedge, as she swiftly returns

back to the game – but there’s a

slight catch.

Just two weeks after winning

her third World Cup title, the

now-retired Cocksedge is back

into her role as women’s rugby

participation manager for the

South Island at New Zealand

Rugby.

The most-capped Black Fern,

who debuted for the team as a

19-year-old in 2007, is enjoying

settling into a “normal life

routine,” since returning to

Christchurch after the tournament.

Cocksedge, 34, doesn’t believe

the feeling of being retired from

the game has “kicked in yet” and

said it probably won’t next year

either.

She’s still adjusting to a life

without regular training, and

even asked her Instagram followers

what a training schedule

for a “non full-time athlete”

looked like.

“I got a little bit of help. Lots

of answers said to watch Netflix

and eat chocolate. There were a

few who asked me: ‘Why do you

need to train, you’re retired?’ ”

she said.

Last week, she went for her

first run since the tournament

ended and “just ran.”

“I didn’t time it, having always

raced the clock,” she said.

“It was relaxing mentally.”

After all, Cocksedge deserves

to relax after an impressive 15

years of wearing the black jersey.

This week she had the time to

visit Orana Wildlife Park before

SPORTS NEWS

KNOWLEDGE: Canterbury stalwart Kendra Cocksedge

will continue to give back to the rugby community in the

Crusaders region as she returns to her participation role at

NZ Rugby today.

PHOTO: CANTERBURY RUGBY

having to return to her position

at New Zealand Rugby.

Cocksedge said if she didn’t

go back to her job so soon, she’d

“get bored.”

“I just need to get in a routine

of doing something.”

But there’s not much

Cocksedge hasn’t already done.

In 2018, she became the first

female player to win the Kelvin

Tremain Memorial Trophy for

best rugby player in the country

at the New Zealand Rugby

awards. Cocksedge was also the

women’s World Rugby player of

the year in 2015.

For the Black Ferns, this year

has been historic. The team

played their first World Cup

as professional players on fulltime

contracts, with majority

of the Black Ferns on retainers

of $35,000 to $70,000 a year,

with some earning more than

$130,000 – similar to the average

Super Rugby player

They also gained a $25,000

bonus after winning the final.

However, Cocksedge’s

highlight of this year was the

opening World Cup match

against Australia at Eden Park.

With a crowd of over 34,000, she

believes it was a “turning point”

for the women’s game, and led to

SWIFT: Cocksedge gets a pass away against England in the

Rugby World Cup final last month.

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out at 43,000 a month later.

“It was just incredible, there’s

no words to describe it.”

Cocksedge said she was “still

on a high” two weeks on from

her last game.

The Taranaki-born halfback

has no plans to leave Christchurch,

where she moved to in

2007 after receiving a cricket

scholarship for Lincoln University.

Cocksedge said she can’t see

herself living anywhere else, as

the city has become her “home”

for all things rugby – “I love it.”

Although still involved with

rugby through her current job,

she doesn’t see herself having too

much to do with club rugby next

season.

“I need to take a break for the

next 12-or-so months” she said.

“But I’d like to go into grass

roots coaching, maybe lead an

under-15 boys team. Something

challenging like that. We’ll see.”

A return to cricket for the

former Central Hinds player

is also off the cards, although

Cocksedge admits she’s received

some messages about playing a

few T20 social games now that

she’s retired.

The former Canterbury representative

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game as best as possible, starting

at community level.”

“It’s really exciting with the

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the game,” she said.

The future of women’s rugby

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grades” for youth in the

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She’s now an influence for

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Kendra, you are inspirational.”

With the return of Super

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Cocksedge said it’s important

the momentum of women’s

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THERE OFTEN comes

a point in time when you

know the mode of transport

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That happened to my

wife and I just recently as

our old sedan made way for

a sport utility vehicle. The

latter providing us with the

entry and egress comfort we

need as our hips give way

to old age, notwithstanding

modern engines are far more

fuel efficient than our car

that was designed over 20

years ago.

Of course, being the

petrol-head I am, I would

have liked to have purchased

something with a bit more

punch from under the

bonnet, but in terms of cost I

had to be realistic about that.

Had funds been available,

we may well have purchased

a Skoda Kodiaq – the RS

version. It has all of the

comfort ingredients we

were looking for in an SUV,

but under the bonnet sits

the 2-litre turbocharged

engine that has found its

way through a raft of Skoda,

Seat, Cupra and Volkswagen

product, notably the VW

Golf GTi.

The Kodaiq RS isn’t quite

as gutsy as Volkswagen’s

Tiguan R, but it does have

much the same engine, albeit

with lower power outputs.

Saying that, at 180kW and

370Nm the Kodiaq RS does

have 48kW and 50Nm

greater than the 2-litre TSi

version I evaluated in these

columns in August.

The Kodiaq RS also

benefits from a recent

facelift amongst the sixvariant

series, it also gets

a high fitment package

that extends to satellite

navigation, paddle-shifters,

panoramic sunroof, keyless

entry and ignition, electric

seat adjustment, seat heaters

and a host of other minor

features.

Skoda’s marketing slogan

is ‘simply clever,’ and over the

years I’ve mentioned many

times the little niceties that

make the brand stand out

from others. In the Kodaiq

RS it was the plastic wheel

trims that sit inside the actual

alloy wheel itself, they can be

removed to give the vehicle

a completely different look.

It’s the first time I’ve seen that

arrangement and, yes, it is

clever.

Those features don’t

come at a huge cost; sure, at

$79,990 the range-topping

RS will stretch some buyers’

budgets, but the entire

Kodiaq range is there to lure

buyers who want quality

product at an affordable

price. The entry level model

lists at $48,990, while those

in the medium grades sit in

the $60,000 bracket.

Of course, all models have

the benefit of space, that is

the way it is with the modern

SUV, and the Kodiaq RS is

no exception, there’s even

seven seats, although the two

rear seats that fold up out of

the cargo section are really

just for children or those

very slight of build.

As with all VW Group

models the Kodiaq

RS is quality-built and

comfortable, there is space

to spread out in, and

the remaining seats are

beautifully formed so that

fatigue on a long journey is

kept to a minimum.

I took the test car on a

long inland journey through

to the Malvern Hills and

it felt just so balanced and

controlled on that journey,

the hills and bends were

simply swallowed up with

ease.

It’s important to have

balance underneath when

you have healthy power

outputs up front. The 2-litre

turbocharged engine is a

feisty unit and, as I’ve alluded

to, it’s an engine that has

found its way into hundreds

of thousands of vehicles.

I’ve never found a car that

hasn’t thrilled me when fitted

with the GTi engine, and in

the Kodaiq RS it is another

exciting product.

In terms of performance

it will accelerate to 100km/h

from a standstill in 6.6sec

and will make a highway

overtake in 4.6sec (80-

120km/h). On my journey

I passed several slower

vehicles and delighted in the

mid-range boost on tap.

Drive is distributed

through a direct shift

gearbox with seven distinct

ratios, by the sheer nature

of its design it is a quickchanging

gearbox that

doesn’t put any unnecessary

load on the engine.

That being the case, all

of the horsepower can

be utilised for speed and

acceleration when required.

Not only is the engine a real

dynamo, it is one of the most

pleasing in today’s market,

thrilling with its potential

and sound, the automatic

downshift blip reminiscent of

a race car on track.

All that it offers doesn’t

come at the cost of massive

fuel usage, Skoda rates the

Kodiaq RS with an 8.3-litre

per 100km/h combined cycle

average. During my long

journey the instantaneous

figure sat around 6l/100km

at 100km/h (engine speed

1750rpm) resulting in a

9l/100km combined figure.

I particularly enjoyed my

time with the Kodiaq RS, it’s

a feisty, fun SUV that offers a

point of difference in this age

where hybrids and electric

vehicles are commanding

that part of the market.

The Kodiaq RS stands

up to be counted with its

honesty and driveability,

it has that fun factor and

serious capability both

on-road and off, although

undulating off-road

excursions would be the

best bet. It’s not a serious

cross-country model, but it

will take the family into the

high country lakes for that

summer fishing trip and/

or the winter ski field access

road with much ease.

Coincidentally, I dropped

the Kodiaq back and

picked up the VW Tiguan

R two days later. Both have

incredible performance, it’s

just whether you want the

maximum this engine will

deliver or not.

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Home & Property appears every Thursday, delivered FREE

For more information and bookings, contact Mike Fulham

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

Boating Accessories

& Equipment

WINDSCREENS

Perspex cut to size and

shape, Fab Plastics ph

366 3634

Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to

buy. Up to $5000 cash

today 027 488-5284.

Car Parts

TYRES Secondhand,

most szs from $30 - $70

fitted, Also batteries, 217

Waltham Road, 027 476

2404

KING CASH

FOR CARS

0800 245 246 0204 245 246

Sell your old and unwanted vehicles for cash!

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

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

damaged, fire damaged, insurance write off, deregistered.

All makes and models - petrol and diesel

OLD VEHICLES WANTED - 17 Dolamore Place, Wainoni

info@kingcashforcars.co.nz

Your

Earthquake

damaged

home!

Talk to us if you are serious about

selling your “As is Where is” home.

We have sold over

150 “As is Where is”

homes and we have

a huge database of

qualified buyers.

Phil & Holly Jones

Ph 03-382-2230

Phil 027 435 7711

Holly 027 222 0220

holly.jones@raywhite.com

Licensed (REAA 2008) Results Realty Ltd

It’s time to

SPRING CLEAN

the exterior of your

property

We have achieved

record breaking

prices recently!

We are your local specialists

in House Washing and Moss

Treatments, including paths,

roofs and decks and much more.

Rejuvenate and prolong the life of

your paint work – saving you money!

Call us today on 0274 907 364.

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

Cars Wanted

CASH

CASH

CASH

Any unwanted

cars. Phone

347 9354 or

027 476 2404

Church Notices

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CENTRE

61 Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm

Address:

Jocy

Clairvoyance:

Jocy

Tuesday

Healing 1-1.45pm

Clairvoyance 2pm

All Welcome

Church Notices

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN

SPIRITUAL CHURCH

Sydenham Community

Centre

23/25 Hutcheson St

Address

Angela

Clairvoyance

Angela

Sunday 7pm

All Welcome

Cars Wanted

For Sale

Christmas decorations,

fibre optics plus Christmas

teddies, moving & static

Santas, Christmas tree

& lights plus many

more. Ph 352 3176

Christmas decorations,

fibre optics plus Christmas

teddies, moving & static

Santas, Christmas tree &

lights plus many more. Ph

352 3176

STEEL for sale all

sections, off cuts cut

lengths. siteweld@ xtra.

co.nz Ph 0274 508 785

Flatmates

DBLE ROOM to let for

mature lady late 50’s /60’s.

Room very warm, quiet &

tidy. $220 p/w incl power

& internet. Bond $400.

Ph 027 551 4118

Garage Sales

PARKLANDS.

Tumara Park

5 & 6 Hoihere Place.

Saturday 10am - 12.

Household items, books,

clothes, crafts

(Not open before 10am)


The Star Classifieds

Funeral Directors

No Service

Cremation

$2,300

Family Funeral with Cremation $4,100

Chapel - 35 people, casket, hearse, cremation fees

Phone 0800 804 663 - 24 Hour Availability

Email: info@justfunerals.co.nz

christchurch.justfunerals.co.nz

Funeral Directors

direct

cremation

$2,200 GSt inclusive

(includes committal)

0800 27 28 29

www.mainland

crematorium.co.nz

Gardening

& Supplies

White’s

Tree Service

• All types of tree work

• Stump grinding

• Firewood

www.whitestreeservice.co.nz

Phone Chris White on

0210 4044 13

NPTC Arb, BSC forestry

FULLY INSURED

Gardening

& Supplies

Gardener available for

maintenance, weeding

pruning, spraying,

planting, advice. Qual &

exp. Ph Richard 0274 918

234, 03 349 4022

PETE’S GARDENING

SERVICE Gardening,

rubbish removal, cleanups,

expert pruning, hedge

trimming, tree cutting,

good rates, no job too big

or too small, half the price

of a franchise. Ph 027 551

4118

Health & Beauty

MOBILE Toe Nail

Cutting Service with foot

and lower leg massage by

regd nurse. $50. Phone

022 281 6647

Massage

I come to your home

bringing the best Deep

Tissue or Therapeutic

Massage, or come to my

studio. Daniel Mobile

Massage 027 247

3900 www.massagechristchurch.co.nz

Personals

A Male 59 seeks lady any

age / size for intimate fun.

021 146 8156

EURO GENT. Single &

indep, own home, retired

but not tired, seeks a tall

slim stylish lady with a

happy disposition who

might enjoy some loving,

zippy/fun company,

conversation and laughter.

I am on North side of the

city and a NS and I do

enjoy many of lifes finer

pleasures. Ph/Txt 027 659

4425

Pets & Supplies

CATS UNLOVED

can help with the cost

of desexing your cat.

catsunloved@xtra.co.nz

To Lease

Office space to lease,

CBD area. 60 - 100 sqm.

Comp priced. Flexible

lease period. Call Shane

for more details on 021

381 765

To Let

HOMESITTER reqd

for Dec/Jan. Prefer

not working / retired.

Lovely homes / pets.

Ph 021 547 262. www.

townandcountryhomesit.

co.nz

Trades & Services

CARPET CLEANING

sPECIAL

3 rooms & hallway

from $59.00

Booking available now

until Christmas

over 20 years experience

027 220 2256

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree & hedge trimming

Gardening

Landscaping

Gutter cleaning

All aspects of

property maintenance

CALL us 03 260 4499

CALL us 021 405 277

THE ROOF

SPECIALISTS

CANTERBURY LTD

Protective coatings

10 year guarantee on:

Faded coloursteel

Tiles & iron

Decramastic

Phone NOW 4 FREE

Roof check & report

Scott McKenzie

022 044 3008

EXPERIENCED

GARDENER

(Kevin Garnett)

30 Years

Christchurch Botanic

Gardens.

ALL landscape

work done.

Maintenance, pruning,

tidy up, lawn work,

landscape planning

and planting etc.

Free Quotes

Phone 348 3482

House & Garden

Property services Ltd

Tree & hedge trimming

Gardening

Landscaping

Gutter cleaning

All aspects of

property maintenance

CALL us 03 260 4499

Select Services

‘we sell businesses’

Thinking of selling?

Looking to buy?

Clyth MacLeod,

NZ’s longest running

business brokerage,

is now represented in

Christchurch.

Email for a FREE copy

of our useful ‘Business

Sellers Guide’

Call now for a confidential chat.

Joanne Bush 021 177 6009

joanne@cmbusiness.co.nz

Licensed Salesperson REAA 2008

www.cmbusiness.co.nz

Trades & Services

GLAZING

TWISTY GLASS &

GLAZING LTD

• Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists

• Splashbacks • All Broken Windows

THE CAT DOOR MAN

Phone Cushla or Darren Twist

027 352 6225

Trades & Services

PAINTING

older painter

for older houses

50 years in trade

“All the skills”

GST FREE

Contact Jimmy Bell

0211221487

30 years + experience

Older house

restorations:

no problem!

Quotes: FREE!

Rates: Reasonable

Paint supplied at

trade price!

NO JOB TOO SMALL

Light industrial also

Roger Brott

Painter & Decorator

021-1966-311

ROOF

PAINTING 24/7

Rope & harness

a speciality,

no scaffolding

required,

30 years of

breathtaking

experience.

FREE QUOTES

20% OFF other

roof quotes

Exterior staining,

exterior painting,

water blasting.

Moss and mould

treatment $300.

Phone Kevin

027 561 4629

Trades & Services

rooF

painting

by Certified Tradesman

Book now

and receive

20% discount.

Rope and harness

a speciality.

No scaffolding

required.

30 years

experience.

Free quotes,

call Craig

021 060 2392

Trades & Services

AAA HANDYMAN

licensed carpenter

LBP, all property and

building maintenance,

repairs, bathroom/shower

installations, with free

quotes 03 387 0770 or 027

245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

ARBORIST.

Qualified. COPPER

BEECH TREE

SERVICES. Tree

removal, pruning,

height reduction, hedge

trimming. shaping, tree

planting, firewood, .Free

Quotes. Contact Angus

Edwards 027 259 6741.

copperbeechtreeservices@

gmail.com

BENNETT & SONS

LTD

Qualified & licenced

builders. New homes, villa

restoration, extensions,

decks, weatherbord

repairs, t&g flooring.

Phone Sam 0274 969 362

or sambennet@live.com

BRICK & BLOCK

LAYING

all restoration work

and new work plus

foundations, ph 342 9340

or 021 853 033

Thursday December 1 2022 The Star 35

Your guide to our LOCAL & TRUSTED

Trades & Professional Services

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

DRIVEWAYS

Exposed Aggregate

Stamped Concrete Plain

Concrete Resurfacing

Things we offer...

Competitive/affordable pricing

Attention to detail

Professional service

free quotes/insurance scopes

Cell 0278 145 848

www.drivecrete.co.nz

landscaping

25 Years experience

• Landscape construction and

garden maintenance

• Residential & light commercial

• Garden makeovers

For a proFessional job call

ross legg 027 222 0388

email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz

PLUMBER

NEED A PLUMBER?

• Father & son Plumbing Business with over

40 years experience.

• Bathroom alterations a specialty.

• Cylinder replacements.

• We do all small jobs.

Call us now for fast friendly service.

Get your problems sorted out

quick smart - on time!!

THOMSON PLUMBING

Previously Elite Plumbing Christchurch

Phone Eugene now

Phone 03 377 1280 | Mobile 021 898 380

TRADES

Advertise your

business & services

in Christchurch’s

best read &

largest circulation

newspaper

Delivered into over 93,000

Christchurch homes every week.

Ask us about our fantastic

cost affordable packages.

Phone: 03 379 1100 | www.star.kiwi

Excavations

• Driveways

• Car Parks

• Site Cleaning

• Demolition

• Farm Tracks

• Drain Cleaning

• Stump & Hedge

Removal

• Asphalt Concrete

Wide range

oF TruckS

For a Free Quote

on your next project

Phone Steve on

021 338 247

Painters and Decorators Ltd

Canterbury Owned and Operated

A husband and wife team

Specializing in:

• Roof Painting

• Interior/exterior

residential

• Small commercial

painting

Noel 027-411-3596

kemp.painters@gmail.com

kemp painters and decorators

SCRAP METAL

Dominion Trading Co Ltd

• Scrap metal buyers

• Canterbury owned & operated

• Top prices paid $$$

• Open Saturday morning

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

www.happyscrappy.co.nz

03 343 9993 333 Blenheim Rd

WINDOW TINTING

tintawindow

advanced film solutions

99% uv block

fade protection

heat control

reduce glare

25 Years Experience

PAINTERS

privacy films

frosting designs

non-darkening films

Workmanship Guaranteed

Lifetime Warranties on Most Films

UV

block

• Tennis Courts &

Swimming Pools

• Chip Seal Driveways

• Diggers – 2 Ton

up to 20 Ton

• Excavators

• Bobcat & Drilling

• For Posthole &

Fence hole

Free

QuoTe

We offer

free quotes

Quality not

Quantity

Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts

03 365 3653 0800 368 468


36 The Star Thursday December 1 2022

The Star Classifieds

Trades & Services

BOOKKEEPING AND

ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

We offer a full range of services including:

GST & PAYE returns

Bookkeeping & Payroll

Business Administration

EOY Accounting

Back-office support

Credit Control

Working with Xero, MYOB,

hardcopy documents,

spreadsheets and more…

Free Discovery Call

Phone: 022 371 3606

Website: easybookkeeping.co.nz

Trades & Services

“I WILL TURN UP

WHEN I SAY I WILL”

Need a certified and reliable plumber for filtration

systems or hot water cylinder replacement?

Bathroom upgrades or refurbishments?

FREE CALL

TEXT

EMAIL

0508 H2O BOY

426 269

027 245 5100

Trades & Services

NICK@NICKJONESPLUMBING.CO.NZ

Trades & Services

HaNDY - DaN

General Handyman for

all your maintenance

requirements. I specialise

in fences and decking, also

do spouting cleans and

repairs and everyday home

maintenance. Complete

landscape packages, NO

JOB TO BIG OR SMALL

I can do it all, please

don’t hesitate to call me

on 022 600 7738 for a no

obligation free quote.

HaNDYMaN

Some jobs don’t need a

tradie, so why pay more?

Gardening, building,

electrical, plumbing. No

charge for quotes. Ph Dave

022 451 7314

HaNDYMaN

For gardening, fence

repairs & painting plus just

about anything else around

the home. Ph Len 0274

335 956

LaNDSCaPING

Paving, Lawns, Irrigation,

BUILDER QUaLIfIED ELECTRICIaN

50 yrs exp. Bathrooms, All types of domestic

Kitchens, Renovations, & commercial work

Repairs & Extensions

Decking, Fencing.

undertaken, new housing,

Free quotes. Discount for alterations, extensions,

Kanga & small digger

pensioners. Ph Mike 03 ranges, security lights,

services. Check out Squire

980 9771 or 027 2266 930 quick response, efficient

Landscaping on facebook.

BUILDER

service, free quotes,

FREE QUOTES. Ph

CaRPENTER

city -wide. No call out

Arthur 347-8796, 027

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

220-7014 Edwin 027 220-

Practitioner no. 100981. Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027 7154

All carpentry & building 7331384.

BT LaNDSCaPING

repairs & maintenance. ELECTRICIaN

General landscaping

Alterations & property A Prompt & reliable

services Free quotes. Ph

upgrades.Laundries / registered electrician

Ben 027 350 1963

bathroom / kitchens with 24 years experience

LaWN SCaRIfYING/

replaced. Specialising in for all residential and aERaTING

replacement of all rotten commercial work, new All lawn maintenance .

timber, fascia boards, housing and switch board Love Your Lawn. 021 211

window, windowsills etc. replacements. Phone 5911

John Sandford, ph 329

Chris 027 516 0669 ODD JOB SPECIaLIST

4616, mob 027 5189 598

ELECTRICIaN

Small jobs specialists.

johnsandford2@gmail.

A Prompt & reliable eg: drippy taps, sticky

com

registered electrician doors, locks, spouting/

BUILDER

with 24 years experience fence repairs Discount for

New builds, alterations,

for all residential and pensioners.

decks, fencing. 30 yrs in

commercial work, new Ph 390 1565 or 022 5275

the trade has given me

housing and switch board 668. Avail now.

ability to build to a high

replacements. Phone Chris PaINTING

standard. Free quotes. Ph

027 516 0669

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30

Brent 027 241 7471

yrs exp, same day quotes,

BUILDER

ELECTRICIaN (CERT) ph Steve 021 255 7968

Exp in all aspects of

building works, new

Prompt, quality. Call Jack PaINTING

builds, home renovations

027 206 0080

PLaSTERING

& extensions, property ELECTRICIaN

Free quotes. Int/ext &

repairs. Free quote. Ph Available, repairs and

roof painting Family run

Stuart 0274 661058 small jobs. Phone Brian

business, work guaranteed.

BUILDER

027 433 9548

Pensioner discounts. Ph

Specialising in window/ faST COMPUTER

Kerin or Paul 022 191

cladding repairs. All other REPaIRS

7877 or 379-1281. Website

repairs /alterations happily Helping locals since

www.swedekiwipainting.

completed. Ph Chris 027 1997.Work guaranteed.

co.nz

266 1837

Windows or Mac.

PaINTER,QUaLIfIED

CaRPET LaYING Computer Help 0800 349

local professional, Int /

Exp. Repairs, uplifting, 669

Ext,roofs,wallpaper, call

relaying, restretching. fENCING

or text Corban 027 846

Phone John on 0800 All types of fencing . Free

5035

003181, 027 240 7416 quotes. Ph Jim 022 137

PaINTING

jflattery@xtra.co.nz 1920

Int, Ext, Roofs and

Fencing . Phone John 027

224 2831

Re Roofing

Roof Repairs

Approved Age Concern provider

Over 30 years experience

Licensed Building Practitioner

N A BARRELL

ROOFING LTD

Ph: 0275 389 415

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz

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

Trades & Services

PaINTER

Trade qualified. 20 yrs

exp. Int / Ext. Reasonable

rates. Ph Paul 0272 383

224 or 331 8133

PLaSTERER

Phone Finn for all your

interior plastering needs.

No job too small -

renovations, alterations,

holes & cracks. Free

quotes. I’ll beat any quote

by 10% .25 yrs exp. Canty

born. Ph 022 087 4351

PLaSTERING

Patching, painting. Call

Parklands Plastering

022 538 0959

PLUMBER

Do you need a reliable

plumber? Quality and

timely services. No job

too big or small. Phone

V Plumbing Ltd. 022 351

4125

PLUMBER.

Highly experienced

Plumber.Exceptional

service.Ready to help with

all your plumbing needs.

Call today! MJ Plumbing

Ltd 021 109 2397

PRESSURE WaSHING.

Are you wanting your

property tidied up before

Christmas at a reasonable

price? Contact me on

on 021 293 0183 or

nb.blasting@gmail.com

for affordable Pressure

Washing Services!

REMOVaLS

Small furniture removals,

have own van, can fit

various types of whiteware

appliances, some furn,

bedding, boxes etc, honest

& reliable, any area

considered, also rubbish

removals, scrap & old

cars in going order &

motorbikes. ph Chch 022

434 6047 or 027 380 4934

ROOfING

All Roof repairs, Roof

painting, moss treatments,

Gutter cleaning 10 + yrs

exp, free quotes 24 / 7, Ph

027 516 6609

ROTaRY HOEING

Vege Gardens. Ph Dave

382 5779 / 027 673 0495

RUBBISH REMOVaL

Furniture Deliveries

Van, Trailer Rubbish

Removal.Phone Gary 342-

8950, 021 529 022

SPOUTING CLEaNING

SPECIaLIST

Entire spouting system

cleared. Single or 2 storey.

Jo 021 164 0365

SPOUTING CLEaNING

Spouting Unblocked,

Cleaned Out and Flushed

Out, Call Trevor 332 8949

or 021 043 2034

Trades & Services

SPOUTING

Select Spouting

The PVC specialist.

Repairs & replacement. Ph

022 197 2351

STUMP GRINDING

Best price guarantee Tony

0275 588 895

TILING

Floor & walls. Kitchen &

splashback specialist. No

job too small.35 yrs exp.

Free quotes Ph 027 483

3887

TILER

All aspects of tiling.

22 years experience.

Respectful rates. Ph 022

191 7678 Paul.

TREE SERVICES

Free quotes 20+ yrs exp.

Tree, hedge or shrub

- reduction, shaped or

removed. Ph/text Paul

The Branch Manager

0274314720

TREE SERVICES

Pensioner discounts.

Tree & hedge reduction.

Professional advice.

Stump grinding and

branches chipped. Txt or

ring Andrew on 027 20 44

949

TREE SERVICES.

Trimming, shaping,

reductions, removals &

stump grinding. Call Dan,

Gareden City Stumps 027

802 2594

TREE SERVICES

Specialist Tree Pruning

& Shaping. Also Hedge

Trimming & Garden tidyups.

Ph Hugh, “The Little

Green Groomer”. 021

275 5445

TREE SERVICES

Hedges, shrubs, tree

trimming & rubbish

removal. Phone for free

quotes 022 540 4900

Tuition

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

COMPUTER LESSONS

avail for computer, IPad,

or Mobile. Please contact

Jobee 027 290 9246 www.

computertutor.nz

Wanted To Buy

ALWAYS

BUYING

Estates, China,

Antiques, Art, Royal

Albert, Royal Doulton

etc. Best Prices,

Free Appraisal. Call

Rob at 349-4229 or

027 299 7232

academyantiques.co.nz

Wanted To Buy

WANTED

SLEEPOUTS

Sleepouts Galore

Buyers and sellers of

relocatable buildings

11 Brixton Street, Hornby

Phone: 349 9633

STEVE PURCELL

ANTIQUES

BUYING

NOW

Gold jewellery,

watches, coins,

medals, scrap

gold, sterling

silver, pewter,

original paintings,

modern art.

351 9139

stevepurcellantiques.com

AAA Buying good quality

furniture, beds, stoves,

fridge freezers, house

lots .Gold jewellery

& antiques. Same day

service. Selwyn Dealers.

Phone 980 5812 or 027

313 8156

A+ ALL whiteware

wanted. Same day

service, cash paid for

freezes, fridges, washing

machines, ovens. Also

buying furniture & h/

hold effects.Anything

considered. Ph Dave 960-

8440, 027 66 22 116

A1 Albums, old photo’s,

postcards, coins, gold,

bank notes, badges,

medals, jewellery,

watches, china, crystal,

books, furs, vintage

clothing, paintings,

furniture, estates &

downsizing. Etcetera

Antiques, 194 Edgeware

Rd 385 5117

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers,

washing machines,

ovens. Good cash paid.

Ph Paul 022 0891 671

A+ Household effects,

fridges, freezers, washing

machines, ovens. Good

cash paid. Ph Paul 022

0891 671

A records and Hi-Fi

gear wanted. Pennylane

Sydenham. 7 days. Ph

366-3278

MILITARIA Any

country, firearms,

uniforms, badges, medals,

memoribilia, WW2 or

earlier ph 338-9931

TOOLS, Garden garage,

saw benches, Lathes. Cash

buyer Phone 355-2045

Vehicles Wanted

Public Notices

BECK FAMILY REUNION 1 ST & 2 ND JAN 2023

Descendants of John & Elizabeth and Joseph &

Janet who came to NZ from Scotland in the 1800's

Registrations close soon

Find us on Facebook: Beck Family Reunion NZ 2023

or email beckreunion.hartwood@gmail.com

STAMP AND

POSTCARD FAIR

The Philatelic Centre

67 Mandeville Street,

Riccarton

Saturday 3rd December

9am-12pm

Sellers tables available

Phone 027 6354 957

Senior

Citizens Outings

with Travel 88 Ltd. &

Companion Driving Service Ltd.

Due to a cancellation we have one seat

available on our Milford Sound - Te Anau

- Catlins tour commencing Sun Dec 4 - 4

nights/5days.

Our price of $1992.00 includes all D. B. & B. -

Milford Boat Cruise with lunch - own room (no

sharing) - tour assistant to assist with luggage if

required - free home pick-up & drop-off.

PHONE PETER ON 0800 453 873 fOR

fURTHER INfO OR bOOkINgs.

We are now taking bookings for our popular

Central Otago Autumn Leaves Tour in April.

COMPANION DRIVING SERVICE LTD

So

GOOD!

Still

FREE

It’s

FANTASTIC!

Thanks to the

support of our

advertisers

PH 379 7100

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CAR REMOVALS

$$CASH PAID$$

CARS, VANS, UTES & 4X4 WANTED

NZ OWNED AND OPERATED FOR 24 YEARS

We use world class vehicle depollution systems

0800 77 80 80

www.pickapart.co.nz

Situations Vacant

2536457

WE ARE LOOKING

FOR FACTORY

SUPERSTARS.

Is production your thing?

We have a variety of roles in

and around Christchurch.

Paying above minimum.

Some immediate starts.

Students, earn money over

Christmas. .Interviews

in Chch. Ph Daphne on

03 313 6180 or 027 327

0656 or email daphne@

superiorpersonnel.co.nz

ADD SOME

COLOUR

TO YOUR ADVERT!


The Star Classifieds

Situations Vacant

Creating Landscapes in

the Canterbury region

SINCE 1987

Over 35 years in the industry

We are looking for

Truck Drivers class 4

• Someone with Excavator skills including reading plans, site set outs and levels. At

least 3 years experience

• Class 4 Truck Driver to be part of our expanding team! We require someone who can

offer experience in a Class 4 Tipper Truck and has some experience in a Landscape

role or similar field of works. The work will involve driving predominantly, but also

some physical site work also.

What is required for the role:

• Proven experience in excavation operations.

• Proven experience in driving a tipper truck (Class 4 and 2 preferably)

• Excellent communication and relationship building skills

The ability to work in a team environment

The ability to follow instructions and meet deadlines

• Attention to detail and all other aspects of quality control

• A conscientious, proactive approach towards health and safety and good up to date

knowledge of safety practices

• Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test/alcohol test

• A good level of physical fitness and willingness to work onsite as well as drive

• Class 2 or 4 License and WTR would be beneficial

We can offer you:

The opportunity to work on a variety of projects and jobs, domestic and commercial

• A competitive remuneration package with ongoing career progression

• An energetic, professional team environment in an established family owned

company

Sound like something you want to be a part of? Apply now!

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency

Thursday December 1 2022 The Star 37

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

Reporter – Ashburton Courier

We are currently looking for a versatile reporter to join our team at the

Ashburton Courier. Allied Press Limited employs over 450 people on

a permanent basis across our 15 sites in the South Island. We operate

across multiple media platforms (print, online, digital) delivering news,

information and entertainment through our various regional and city

publications including the Ashburton Courier, The Star (Christchurch) and

the Otago Daily Times.

The successful candidate will have:

• Excellent writing ability

• A high degree of initiative

The ability to work autonomously, juggle multiple tasks and meet regular

deadlines

• A full NZ driver’s licence

• Photography, video and website skills are desirable.

• Relevant journalism qualification (or equivalent experience) would be a

distinct advantage

What we offer

• A great team environment and an opportunity to grow your

journalism skills

• Enjoy being part of a small, dedicated team.

• Employee wellbeing benefits including medical insurance and EAP

A copy of the full position description can be found at

alliedpress.co.nz/employment. Informal inquiries are welcomed and should

be directed to:

Daniel Tobin (Bureau Chief) daniel.tobin@ashburtoncourier.co.nz

If you think this role is for you, please prepare a covering letter and CV

and apply via SEEK.

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To add a listing, contact

Jo Fuller 03 379 7100 or

027 458 8590

jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi

www.star.kiwi/whatson

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WHAT'S ON

CHRISTCHURCH

GIG GUIDE

Thursday 1 to Wednesday 6 December 2022

12 BAR, 342 St Asaph St: Thursday

7.30pm - Blues Professor. Friday 7pm -

Depths & Plague of the Fallen with No

Life; Amanaki & Treachery, ticketed.

Saturday 8pm - Witchcult EP release feat.

From Moose Mountain; Tentripper;

Beartrap, ticketed. Wednesday 5pm -

Kalyna Rakel & Dan Gurman.

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo

St: Thursday 8pm – Braggins and

Wardrop and Dunne, Live in Concert,

official CD launch, free entry. Friday 8pm

– NZ’s biggest celebration of femalefronted

bands – Leading Ladies – feat

Spektrum, The Chasers, Aura, The

Convincers, Fabulous Blue Beats, tickets

$10+BF cosmicticketing.co.nz or $15 door

sales. Saturday 8pm – NZ’s biggest

celebration of female fronted-bands –

Leading Ladies – feat Joela, Sophia

Ambrose, Passenger, Soul Star Tribe Belly

Dancers, Black Wired, Moonflower, and

The Deadlights, tickets $10+BF

cosmicticketing.co.nz or $15 door sales.

Sunday 2pm – Gorgeous four-part vocal

harmonies and sounds of the 60’s and 70’s

with Doubtful Sounds, free; 5.30pm –

Laid back classics and originals from Ruby

Fusion, with tea-time $15 fish & chip

special 5-7pm, free. Monday 7pm –

Believe It or Not Quiz Night, free.

Wednesday 7.30pm – Cathedral Grammar

School Rock Bands Performance Night, all

welcome, free entry. Monday 7pm –

Believe It or Not Quiz, free.

BLACK PEARL TAVERN, 9

Humphreys Dr: Friday 8.30pm -

Karaoke.

BOO'S, Level 1, 98 Victoria St:

Thursday 7pm - Ben Hurley Comedy

Show #1, ticketed; 9.30pm - Maria Flores

Duo. Friday 7pm - Ben Hurley Comedy

Show #2, ticketed; 9.30pm - Mirrors.

Saturday 8pm - Luca Joass; 10.30pm - In

the City.

BRIDIE'S BAR, 401 Worcester St:

Thursday 7pm - Believe It or Not Quiz.

Saturday 3pm - Titanic. Sunday 3pm -

Housie-Bingo.

CHCH CASINO, 30 Victoria St:

Thursday 7pm - The Laugh Club;

10.15pm - Absolut. Friday 7pm - Reckless;

10.15pm - Single Malt Whiskey. Saturday

7pm - Acoustic Solution; 10.15pm -

Cantora.

Iconic comedian BEN HURLEY

teams up with LOGAN KITNEY

for two Christmas Shows at Boo's

this weekend.

Jump online for more info and tickets

www.facebook.com/theboosbar/events

CHCH FOLK MUSIC CLUB, Irish

Society Hall, 29 Domain Tce: Sunday

7.30pm - Kilmarnock Edition.

CHCH TOWN HALL, Kilmore St:

Friday 8pm - Showtime Australia presents

Dancing Queen - A Tribute to ABBA,

tickets at ticketek.

FAT EDDIES, 76 Hereford St:

Thursday 7.30pm - Live Band Karaoke;

11pm - Daimond Blue. Friday 7pm - Nick

Pitts Trio; 8pm - Duval Experience;

11.30pm - VOXY. Saturday 7pm - Lee

Martin; 8pm - Mr Speaker; 11.30pm -

Chilton House. Sunday 2.30pm - Steph

McEwin 'Lady Sings the Blue'; 7pm -

Lorne Joblin.

HORNBY CLUB, 17 Carmen Rd:

Friday 7pm - Jo's Karaoke. Saturday 7pm -

Rockabella. Sunday 3pm - SandBar.

ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL, Gloucester

St: Monday 19th Dec, 8pm - Running in

the Shadows Tribute to Fleetwood Mac,

tickets at ticketek.co.nz.

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven Quay:

Sunday 11th Dec, 1.30pm - Country

Showcase feat. Allan Barron; Ross Arthur;

Bryan Harbrow; Dennis Berghan, $10

entry.

MICKY FINN'S, 85a Hereford St:

Thursday - Keenan's Revenge. Friday

10.30pm - Ctrl Alt Rock. Saturday

10.30pm - Flat City Brotherhood.

RICHMOND CLUB, 'The Borough',

75 London St: Friday 7pm - The

Meaniez. Saturday 7pm - Single Malt

Whisky. Sunday 3pm - Natalie Elms.

SHARKEY'S BAR, 96 Hoon Hay Rd:

Friday 8pm - Karaoke with Jayson.

Saturday 7pm - Jayson followed by

Karaoke. Sunday 4pm - Open Mic.

TEMP'S BAR, 21 Goulding Ave:

Saturday 8.30pm - Titanic.

THE BOG, 50 Victoria St: Thursday

7pm - Quiz. Friday 6pm - Jack Bubbs;

10pm - Keenan's Revenge. Saturday 7pm -

Phil Doublet; 11pm - Diamond Blue.

Sunday 4pm - Willie & friends. Tuesday

7.30pm - The Jameson's Irish Band.

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:

Friday 7.30pm - Open Mic. Wednesday

9pm - Titanic.

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd:

Friday 9.30pm - Doubtfire. Saturday

9.30pm - Girl from Mars. Sunday 6pm -

Lance Kiwi Karaoke. Tuesday 7pm - Quiz.

Wednesday 7.30pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.

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40 The Star Thursday December 1 2022

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Thursday December 1 2022 The Star 41

CONTEMPORARY LIVING

Two unique villages, the same Ryman experience

RYMAN NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

20 Radcliffe Road, Northwood, 0800 685 122

KEVIN HICKMAN VILLAGE

25 Steadman Road, Riccarton Park, 342 4755


42 The Star Thursday December 1 2022

RYMAN NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

NEW VILLAGE IN POPULAR NORTHWOOD

Ryman’s newest retirement village will be conveniently

located on the corner of Radcliffe and Main North

Roads. Across the road from Northwood Supa Centre

and with easy access to the new Northern Motorway,

the location lends itself to an easy lifestyle.

VIEW PLANS TODAY

Apartments and townhouses are selling now. Designed

to maximise space and natural light, these two and

three-bedroom homes will feature designer kitchens

and fully tiled bathrooms. Outdoor entertaining will

be a breeze with private patio or balcony options.

Priced from $795,000

To view plans phone Glynnis on 0800 685 122.

All images are artist’s impressions

RYMAN NORTHWOOD

RETIREMENT VILLAGE

20 Radcliffe Road, Northwood

rymanhealthcare.co.nz


Thursday December 1 2022 The Star 43

KEVIN HICKMAN VILLAGE

Artist’s impression

CONVENIENCE MEETS TRANQUILITY

Kevin Hickman Village will be a modern village set in

picture-perfect surroundings. Nestled alongside Riccarton

Racecourse, the village overlooks the racecourse, a feature

pond and lush manicured gardens. So, even if racing isn’t

your thing, the tranquil setting surely will be.

APARTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW

Our recently completed apartments have been designed

to maximise space and include full-height windows, modern

kitchens and fully tiled bathrooms as well as private patios

or balconies. View our showhome today and see the quality

fixtures and fittings for yourself.

Apartments are priced from $605,000

To book an appointment phone Wendy on 342 4755.

KEVIN HICKMAN

RETIREMENT VILLAGE

25 Steadman Road, Riccarton Park

rymanhealthcare.co.nz


44 The Star Thursday December 1 2022

WHAT IS THE

MEASURE OF

A FULL LIFE?

At Ryman, we believe the measure of a full life

is one that gets richer with age. A life where

you can appreciate the little things.

Rediscover lost passions and plunge headfirst

into new ones. Surround yourself with new

people, old friends and close family. Live with

opportunities and experiences at your doorstep.

That’s why we’re creating communities that

challenge the expectations of ageing, while

bringing joy and meaning to every moment.

KERI

Ryman Resident

rymanhealthcare.co.nz

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