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CANCER SUFFERER IN<br />

THE RACE OF HER LIFE<br />

• By Daniel Alvey<br />

KATIE COX thought nothing<br />

of a cough she developed in<br />

early September.<br />

It came on the back of one of<br />

the bleakest and wettest winters<br />

Canterbury had experienced for<br />

some years.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 33-year-old could count<br />

the number of times she had<br />

been to a doctor on one hand.<br />

Training and driving harness<br />

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and healthy.<br />

But the cough stuck around<br />

and by late September, she<br />

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“All it was was a bit of a<br />

cough, bit of a winter cough,<br />

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just thought I’ll go to<br />

the doctor and get some<br />

antibiotics,” Cox said.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> doctor gave me some<br />

antibiotics and thought it was<br />

most likely a bit of a chest<br />

infection.”<br />

When she returned for a new<br />

prescription, her doctor sent her<br />

for a chest x-ray as a precaution.<br />

Having never smoked or<br />

vaped Cox did not think much<br />

of it.<br />

• Turn to page 6<br />

UNEXPECTED BATTLE: Katie Cox with Spy Da Moment, which she has driven in all of its<br />

six wins. Cox was diagnosed in October with a very rare form of lung cancer.<br />

PHOTO: DANIEL ALVEY<br />

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2 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>23</strong> 20<strong>23</strong><br />

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Crusaders reveal new jersey.............................3<br />

Bottling consents scrapped.............................5<br />

Who paid grandma’s fine?................................9<br />

Businessman’s jail time cut...........................10<br />

Mock western makes a comeback.........14<br />

<strong>The</strong> $1.4b hippy real estate agent....16-18<br />

Pathway a smooth ride.....................................<strong>23</strong><br />

Reader’s insurance worries........................... 24<br />

Brass band’s goodbye ...................................... 26<br />

Greyhounds join premiership......................27<br />

Classified.................................................................28-32<br />

Gig guide.......................................................................33<br />

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THE CRUSADERS have revealed<br />

a new jersey for the upcoming<br />

season – and it aims to help lift<br />

children out of poverty.<br />

<strong>The</strong> franchise has gifted the<br />

front sponsor’s mark on<br />

their new 2024/2025 Super<br />

Rugby Pacific retail jerseys<br />

to KidsCan.<br />

<strong>The</strong> jersey will be<br />

launched today at West<br />

Spreydon School. It<br />

is available for fans to<br />

purchase in store or online,<br />

with $5 from every one<br />

sold through the Crusaders<br />

shop going to KidsCan.<br />

<strong>The</strong> jersey the team will wear<br />

on the field next season is set<br />

to feature the same design and<br />

pattern, but the front sponsor will<br />

be announced in the new year.<br />

Crusaders players and staff<br />

headed to West Spreydon<br />

School this morning to promote<br />

the KidsCan jersey and serve<br />

breakfast to 270 pupils.<br />

All of the pupils will be given<br />

the chance to attend a Crusaders<br />

game in 2024.<br />

KidsCan is just one of the<br />

good causes supported by<br />

the Crusaders. <strong>The</strong> franchise<br />

also started the Crusade with<br />

Heart Foundation, and holds<br />

community, alumni and<br />

corporate events across the region<br />

to raise money for<br />

worthwhile causes.<br />

Said Crusaders<br />

chief executive Colin<br />

Mansbridge: “Our<br />

partnership with<br />

KidsCan is about doing<br />

our part to address the<br />

challenges faced by<br />

children in need. By<br />

dedicating the front<br />

of our retail jerseys to<br />

KidsCan, we aim to inspire our<br />

fans to be part of something<br />

bigger – a movement that<br />

champions the well-being and<br />

future of every child. Together<br />

with KidsCan, we aim to<br />

contribute to a brighter, more<br />

equitable future for all.”<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Charity gifted spot<br />

on Crusaders jersey<br />

Colin<br />

Mansbridge<br />

Falling cheese prices<br />

gouda be good for you<br />

• By Jamie Gray<br />

CHEAPER CHEESE prices<br />

look to be in store if the latest<br />

Global Dairy Trade auction is<br />

anything to go by.<br />

Retail cheese prices have<br />

already come down by about<br />

15 per cent so far this year.<br />

Last week Stats NZ said<br />

food prices fell by 0.9 per cent<br />

in October due to broad falls<br />

in the majority of subgroups<br />

GOOD CAUSE: Crusader<br />

Fergus Burke models the<br />

new retail jersey featuring<br />

the KidsCan logo.<br />

– with cheese prices among<br />

them. At yesterday’s auction,<br />

cheddar prices fell by 9.7 per<br />

cent to US$3637 a tonne –<br />

well down from their peak in<br />

April last year of US$6472 a<br />

tonne.<br />

Westpac senior economist<br />

Nathan Penny said<br />

consumers were already<br />

seeing the benefits of lower<br />

cheese prices.<br />

“If the price fall is<br />

sustained, then we would<br />

expect to see that reflected<br />

in supermarket prices, but I<br />

think it would be in the new<br />

year before that starts to flow<br />

through.”<br />

In broad terms, the auction<br />

result showed the market<br />

looked to be in a holding<br />

pattern as participants longawaited<br />

rebound in demand<br />

from China, he said.<br />

– NZ Herald<br />

Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>23</strong> 20<strong>23</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

In Brief<br />

NEWS 3<br />

Teen allegedly stabbed<br />

after getting off bus<br />

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly<br />

stabbed after getting off a bus<br />

in Broomfield on Monday<br />

afternoon. Police said officers<br />

responded to the incident on<br />

Pensacola Cres about 12.30pm.<br />

<strong>The</strong> teen’s mother described the<br />

alleged assault on a community<br />

Facebook page.“My child was<br />

stabbed by a woman (maybe<br />

pregnant) getting off the 130 bus.”<br />

She said her daughter was taken<br />

to Christchurch Hospital. “She<br />

is okay. She never wants to bus<br />

again, emotionally not too good.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> mother told Chris Lynch<br />

Media her daughter tried to stop<br />

passing vehicles for help but no<br />

one pulled over. “My child tried<br />

flagging down cars and no one<br />

stopped to help her.”<br />

Beach contamination<br />

warnings<br />

As swimming season gets under<br />

way, Te Whatu Ora has warned<br />

the following beaches are unsafe<br />

for swimming due to bacterial<br />

contamination: Akaroa’s main<br />

beach, Corsair Bay, Rāpaki Bay,<br />

Sandy Bay, Diamond Harbour<br />

beach and Purau beach. Stay up<br />

to date with water quality on the<br />

Can I Swim Here? page of the<br />

Land Water Aotearoa website.<br />

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BrainTree, the first wellness<br />

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Saturday to showcase the centre<br />

and the services it provides<br />

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• By Ben Tomsett<br />

A MOTORCYCLIST who died<br />

on a Pike River mine disaster<br />

memorial ride at the weekend<br />

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exceptional man with a heart of<br />

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Craig Percasky, from Kaiapoi,<br />

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and had always felt a deep sense<br />

of injustice over what happened.<br />

He was a regular at<br />

the memorial events to<br />

commemorate the 29 men who<br />

lost their lives.<br />

At the weekend, he was one of<br />

a group of motorcyclists taking<br />

part in the Pike River True<br />

Tribute 29 Bike Run.<br />

Percasky travelled from<br />

Kaiapoi on Friday with a group<br />

of about eight motorcyclists.<br />

About 10am on Sunday, he<br />

had just begun the ride through<br />

the back blocks of Greymouth<br />

to the Pike River mine site when<br />

he collided with another vehicle<br />

near the Cobden Bridge.<br />

He died at the crash site.<br />

Hundreds of friends and<br />

family members have paid<br />

tribute to Percasky through<br />

posts on social media.<br />

“Unc left his legacy with<br />

everyone who came in contact<br />

with him,” read one post.<br />

“One of the nicest people you<br />

could wish to meet,” commented<br />

another.<br />

Craig Percasky married his<br />

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ago.<br />

Percasky’s son, Vaughn<br />

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that his father was an amazing<br />

man.<br />

“(He) loved his family very<br />

much and touched everyone’s<br />

heart that he ever crossed paths<br />

with.”<br />

Anna Osborne, a close friend,<br />

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man with a heart of gold.<br />

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smile that shone. We loved his<br />

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gentleman. I don’t know if<br />

anyone could say a bad word<br />

about him.”<br />

Osborne said he was a strong<br />

supporter of the families who<br />

had lost loved ones and felt a<br />

deep sense of injustice over the<br />

disaster.<br />

Craig Percasky was known as<br />

an exceptional man who had a<br />

heart of gold.<br />

Osborne, who lost her<br />

husband Milton in the mine,<br />

said Percasky dying on a<br />

memorial run was difficult to<br />

bear.<br />

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NEWS 5<br />

Supreme Court rejects bottling consents<br />

THE SUPREME Court has<br />

reinforced a ruling that old water<br />

consents cannot be repurposed<br />

for water bottling.<br />

<strong>The</strong> companies Cloud Ocean<br />

Water and Rapaki Natural<br />

Resources have been allowed to<br />

extract billions of litres of water<br />

each year from Christchurch’s<br />

aquifers using a decades-old consent<br />

granted for industrial use.<br />

<strong>The</strong> consents were originally<br />

granted with land intended for a<br />

wool scour and freezing works,<br />

and were extended to the water<br />

bottling companies after they<br />

bought the properties.<br />

Last year, the Court of Appeal<br />

ruled Environment Canterbury<br />

did not lawfully grant those consents<br />

that allowed for a change of<br />

water use in 2017.<br />

It overturned a High Court<br />

ruling in 2019 that found the<br />

process by which the consents<br />

were granted<br />

by the regional<br />

council was<br />

lawful.<br />

Aotearoa Water<br />

Action had<br />

challenged the<br />

consents from<br />

the beginning<br />

Peter and chairman<br />

Richardson Peter Richardson<br />

said after six<br />

years of court action and four<br />

hearings, it was thrilled with the<br />

decision.<br />

“We feel fantastic about it. It is<br />

a great relief the Supreme Court<br />

has upheld the Court of Appeal<br />

decision, and we feel vindicated<br />

in our decision originally to<br />

bring proceedings.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> ruling meant the “take”<br />

and “use” of groundwater had<br />

to be considered together when<br />

granting consents, rather than<br />

separately.<br />

Addressing concerns raised<br />

by ECan about the difficulty<br />

a consent holder would face if<br />

they wanted to repurpose water<br />

in a fully allocated catchment,<br />

the Supreme Court noted “the<br />

solution is for the take and use<br />

consent to be surrendered and a<br />

new take and use consent to be<br />

sought”.<br />

Richardson said while the<br />

court’s decision could mean<br />

reduced flexibility for individual<br />

consent holders wanting<br />

to change the use of water, it<br />

H20:<br />

<strong>The</strong><br />

Supreme<br />

Court has<br />

confirmed a<br />

ruling that<br />

old water<br />

consents<br />

cannot be<br />

repurposed<br />

for water<br />

bottling.<br />

PHOTO:<br />

GETTY<br />

“strikes a blow against the view<br />

that a water right may be treated<br />

as a private property right to<br />

water”.<br />

“It’s helpful in signalling<br />

generally that communities<br />

are prepared to hold the line<br />

against these sorts of activities<br />

that really have minimal, if any,<br />

benefit for New Zealand, but<br />

have potentially quite significant,<br />

environmental, economic and<br />

cultural effects.”<br />

Cloud Ocean said in a<br />

statement the decision was<br />

disappointing, and the company<br />

needed time to review and consider<br />

next steps. It was considering<br />

its options in response to the<br />

decision of the Supreme Court,<br />

following its appeal.<br />

ECan director of operations<br />

Stephen Hall said the council<br />

was pleased to have certainty on<br />

the matter.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Court<br />

of Appeal’s<br />

decision forced<br />

a sudden change<br />

of direction for<br />

us in how we<br />

consider consent<br />

Stephen<br />

Hall<br />

applications to<br />

change the use<br />

of water,” Hall<br />

said.<br />

“This latest decision from the<br />

Supreme Court now confirms<br />

our current practice, which is<br />

to consider both take and use of<br />

water together when processing<br />

consent applications.”<br />

It will have broader implications<br />

for the approval of public<br />

and private activities that intercept<br />

groundwater, like housing<br />

developments, wetland projects<br />

and new roads, with resource<br />

consents for some such projects<br />

currently on hold due to the<br />

court action.<br />

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Day of diagnosis: ‘We thought<br />

was being told.<br />

“We thought they must have<br />

had the wrong person,” Cox said.<br />

While on the antibiotics, Cox<br />

felt well and even won a race in<br />

Timaru on October 1.<br />

“That’s probably the bizarre<br />

thing about it for someone who’s<br />

fit and healthy and never had<br />

anything more than a cold to<br />

have a bit of a cough and find it’s<br />

something so serious it certainly<br />

surprises you,” she said.<br />

Studies have found her rare<br />

form of lung cancer, called non-<br />

private health system.<br />

Following her diagnosis, an appeal<br />

was set up by Craig Wiggins,<br />

Cox’s friend and the founder of<br />

Whatever with Wiggy Charitable<br />

Trust.<br />

<strong>The</strong> appeal has now raised<br />

about $300,000. Money has been<br />

raised through at a Melbourne<br />

Cup luncheon and auction at<br />

Addington, as well as racers donating<br />

an equivalent of a driving<br />

fee or some of their winnings,<br />

and general donations to the<br />

appeal.<br />

that otherwise you just couldn’t<br />

really self-fund.”<br />

Currently, the Osimertinib<br />

oral drug she is on costs about<br />

$120,000, with no indication<br />

of how long she will need to be<br />

taking it or any other drug in the<br />

future.<br />

All of the money raised is going<br />

towards her treatment, including<br />

the cost of the drug and other<br />

medical costs.<br />

Cox has now been on the<br />

medication for about a month<br />

and has noticed a difference.<br />

‘Without that (community support), I could not have gone<br />

onto this drug’ – Katie Cox<br />

• From page 1<br />

<strong>The</strong> x-ray did show some<br />

blockage in her lung, but again<br />

she was not worried.<br />

“When it showed my lung<br />

was a bit blocked there was a<br />

possibility it could have just been<br />

a bit of grit or something off the<br />

track.<br />

“It wasn’t until they did the CT<br />

scan and biopsy that we knew it<br />

was cancerous.”<br />

It was about a month between<br />

the first doctor’s visit and the<br />

cancer diagnosis.<br />

Cox, who was reluctant to talk<br />

about the day she found out the<br />

diagnosis, was with her mum<br />

Wendy, and partner, when the<br />

doctor delivered the news she had<br />

lung cancer.<br />

She still did not believe it as she<br />

small-cell adenocarcinoma EGFR<br />

Exon 20 with variant N771, is<br />

more common in non-smokers<br />

and women.<br />

<strong>The</strong> oncologist has given Cox<br />

no indication of what may have<br />

been the cause.<br />

Cox was told by the oncologist<br />

because she was healthy the<br />

cancer did not show any<br />

symptoms until it was very<br />

advanced.<br />

<strong>The</strong> variant she has can be<br />

treated through medication, with<br />

Cox hoping research can produce<br />

a cure. However the medication<br />

is not funded, and all her<br />

treatment has to go through the<br />

“People in the industry and<br />

outside of the industry have just<br />

been so supportive,” Cox said.<br />

Last week a yearling named<br />

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$12,000 with all proceeds going<br />

to the Katie Cox Appeal Fund. As<br />

part of the sale, a 5 per cent share<br />

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Cox said without the support<br />

of the community she would<br />

not have been able to get the<br />

treatment needed.<br />

“Without that, I could not have<br />

gone onto this drug. So I’ve been<br />

really fortunate that it has given<br />

me a chance to get onto a drug<br />

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NEWS 7<br />

they had the wrong person’<br />

‘You’ve just got to get on<br />

and come up with the<br />

best thing you can’<br />

– Katie Cox<br />

“I actually feel reasonably well,<br />

a few weeks ago I was pretty<br />

short on breath and tight on my<br />

chest.”<br />

Cox is trying not to dwell on the<br />

diagnosis too much as she moves<br />

forward with her treatment.<br />

“You’ve just got to get on and<br />

come up with the best thing you<br />

can.”<br />

She did not want talk about<br />

her chances of survival. Research<br />

shows people with the lung<br />

cancer have an average life expectancy<br />

of nine months to five<br />

years.<br />

She will be getting another CT<br />

scan in January.<br />

Due to her illness, Cox has<br />

had to put training any horses<br />

at her Leeston property on hold<br />

for now. Currently, she is only<br />

tending to her own horses, with<br />

the others being sent to other<br />

trainers.<br />

“I’m not working any horses<br />

and staff working for me unfortunately<br />

I had to lay them all off.”<br />

Before becoming ill Cox<br />

would be working from dawn<br />

to dusk. She would be training<br />

and breaking in up to 20 horses<br />

at a time.<br />

For Cox, this is the first time in<br />

30 years she hasn’t been able to<br />

ride or drive horses.<br />

Wendy first introduced her to<br />

horses when she was three with<br />

riding lessons.<br />

“When I was about five or six<br />

the neighbours had some donkeys<br />

and I rode them quite a bit,”<br />

she said.<br />

Early on in her career, she<br />

focused on showjumping, travelling<br />

to the United States for a few<br />

months, competing in Ohio and<br />

Kentucky. She also competed for<br />

the New Zealand Young Riders<br />

team.<br />

After returning from the US<br />

Cox spent three years at Lincoln<br />

University doing a degree in<br />

property valuation and management.<br />

Between 2013 and 2017 she<br />

had a small number of starters,<br />

as her core business at that stage<br />

was breaking in horses.<br />

Her first official training win<br />

was with Mad Lu Li at Geraldine<br />

in <strong>November</strong> 2017.<br />

Cox’s best season to date was<br />

in 2021 when she trained 10<br />

winners including Spy Da Moment,<br />

which has six wins from<br />

60 starts.<br />

About six years ago she<br />

achieved a lifetime goal of<br />

her own stable, purchasing a<br />

SUCCESS: Katie Cox after her first win as a trainer with Mad Lu Li at Geraldine in<br />

<strong>November</strong> 2017.<br />

PHOTO: HARNESS RACING NEWS DESK<br />

property in Leeston after having<br />

worked for other trainers<br />

while living in Tai Tapu and<br />

Springston.<br />

<strong>The</strong> stable is named Te Awatea<br />

after her great-grandfather and<br />

her grandfather’s farm on the<br />

Chatham Islands.<br />

This year she reached a career<br />

total of 100 driving wins, her<br />

most memorable coming in May<br />

when she trained and drove It’s<br />

Tough in the Group 2 Welcome<br />

Stakes win at Addington Raceway.<br />

While Cox is sidelined she will<br />

be hoping to get to the track as a<br />

spectator.<br />

“It would be good to see<br />

everyone in the industry.”<br />

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NEWS 9<br />

Entrepreneur to pay grandmother’s<br />

$3700 fine for chicken sandwich<br />

• By Sam Sherwood<br />

AN ENTREPRENEUR will<br />

pay a grandmother’s fine of<br />

more than $3000 for a chicken<br />

sandwich she forgot was in her<br />

backpack when she arrived in<br />

Australia to visit family.<br />

Rolleston resident June Armstrong<br />

spoke with the NZ Herald<br />

on Tuesday about her ordeal<br />

when she arrived at Brisbane<br />

Airport with a sealed chicken<br />

sandwich in her backpack she<br />

purchased at Christchurch<br />

Airport.<br />

Following the article, a New<br />

Zealand entrepreneur, who<br />

wished to remain anonymous,<br />

contacted the Herald and said he<br />

wanted to cover June’s fine.<br />

In a message to June, the man<br />

said he had read the Herald’s<br />

story and was “shocked”. He<br />

asked for her bank account<br />

number and he would send her<br />

the money.<br />

“No one should have to go<br />

through that stress for no reason.<br />

Happy to help take that off you.”<br />

June replied thanking the man<br />

for the “wonderful gesture”.<br />

She was in tears when she<br />

spoke with the Herald and said<br />

she was “overwhelmed”.<br />

“I never did it to get the money<br />

back, the money was gone and<br />

there was nothing I could do<br />

about it, but it was just eating<br />

me up. I just felt it was unfair<br />

and that other people should be<br />

warned.<br />

“I’m absolutely dumbfounded<br />

. . . I can’t believe people are that<br />

kind.”<br />

She said the generosity made<br />

her “believe in people again”.<br />

“I just cannot believe that<br />

someone would do that for a<br />

stranger.<br />

“He must be the nicest man.”<br />

June arrived at Christchurch<br />

Airport on May 2 about 4am<br />

for an early morning flight to<br />

Brisbane to spend three months<br />

house-sitting and visiting family.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 77-year-old was supposed<br />

BENEFACTOR: Following Tuesday’s NZ Herald article, an anonymous entrepreneur got in<br />

contact with June Armstrong and offered to cover the $3700 fine.<br />

to fly with her husband a few<br />

days earlier but changed her<br />

flight after she made her first<br />

bowls final.<br />

When she got to the airport,<br />

she bought a muffin and a<br />

gluten-free chicken and lettuce<br />

sandwich, which was sealed.<br />

“I sat down and ate some of my<br />

muffin and I really didn’t feel like<br />

it so I threw the rest away, but<br />

I put the sandwich in my small<br />

backpack,” she said.<br />

“I just clearly forgot. I am<br />

very forgetful, but not forgetful<br />

enough to be diagnosed with<br />

dementia.”<br />

June, who initially intended to<br />

eat the sandwich on the plane,<br />

fell asleep once on board. She<br />

then filled out a declaration form<br />

and said she had some prescription<br />

medication.<br />

Once in Australia, she went<br />

through border patrol, where<br />

her suitcase and backpack were<br />

checked.<br />

As the official went through<br />

her backpack, he found the<br />

chicken sandwich.<br />

“I said, ‘Oh, I forgot about that,<br />

I’m sorry. Could you throw it<br />

away for me?’. He just kept going<br />

through my bag.”<br />

June then emptied her bag on<br />

the table while the man went<br />

away. While she waited, a couple<br />

she saw in Christchurch walked<br />

past.<br />

“I said, ‘Oh, I might be on TV’,<br />

never thinking anything was<br />

wrong.”<br />

A short while later the man returned<br />

and said, “Twelve points,<br />

3300”.<br />

“I said, ‘What does that mean?’<br />

and he said, ‘Twelve points,<br />

$3300’.”<br />

June asked if he was joking.<br />

Once she realised he was not, she<br />

began crying.<br />

“I was just sobbing and said<br />

‘$3300 for a little sandwich?’”<br />

Another staffer went over and<br />

offered her some water and a<br />

chair to sit on.<br />

A short while later, June called<br />

her husband, who was waiting<br />

to pick her up. She began telling<br />

him what had happened when<br />

her phone was taken off her, and<br />

the staffer told her husband she<br />

would be out shortly.<br />

Another staffer informed her<br />

she could appeal the fine and<br />

“strongly advised” she did.<br />

June said she tried to appeal<br />

within the 28-day payment<br />

period, only to get automatic<br />

replies.<br />

“My husband kept saying, ‘Just<br />

pay it’. I said, ‘It’s our pension, we<br />

can’t afford this’.”<br />

June paid the fine before the<br />

deadline, incurring a fee of<br />

NZ$3700.<br />

After paying, she sent another<br />

email asking why she was fined<br />

when it was her first infringement,<br />

why the fine was so high,<br />

and mentioning that the sandwich<br />

was sealed.<br />

She also sent an email one<br />

month later to say the fine was<br />

having a significant impact on<br />

her life.<br />

“I think of it night and day, I<br />

now am on sleeping tablets,” she<br />

wrote.<br />

“I am consumed by how much<br />

this fine was and how much it<br />

will affect our lives.”<br />

June said she and her husband,<br />

who have been married for 47<br />

years, had about $30,000 in savings<br />

as well as their pensions.<br />

“That’s all we have. Everything<br />

we’ve got is freehold. I never buy<br />

anything that we can’t have.<br />

“We’ve worked bloody hard all<br />

our life for what we’ve got . . . we<br />

live from week to week.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> couple had considered<br />

selling their caravan, as well<br />

as giving up bowls which costs<br />

about $220 a year.<br />

“He’s persuaded me not to, it’s<br />

the only thing we do. It’s the only<br />

entertainment we have and we<br />

do it quite a few days a week.”<br />

A spokeswoman for Australia’s<br />

Department of Agriculture,<br />

Fisheries and Forestry said June<br />

would have needed an import<br />

permit to bring the chicken<br />

sandwich into the country.<br />

“Meat has strict import conditions<br />

which can change quickly<br />

based on disease outbreaks,” the<br />

spokeswoman said.<br />

“Uncanned meats, including<br />

vacuum-sealed items, are not<br />

allowed into Australia unless<br />

accompanied by an import<br />

permit.”<br />

June didn’t declare the sandwich,<br />

having forgotten it, but did<br />

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she was carrying.<br />

“Where travellers fail to declare<br />

risk items,” the department<br />

spokeswoman said, “they may be<br />

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declared on arrival and may<br />

be inspected to ensure they<br />

comply with import conditions.<br />

Items that do not meet these<br />

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Australia.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> department spokeswoman<br />

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announcements on flights<br />

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well as signage about it around<br />

arrivals areas in Australian<br />

airports.<br />

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and 2019.<br />

During his sentencing, Thompson<br />

insisted he was remorseful and asked the<br />

judge for various discounts.<br />

“I would like full discount on my guilty<br />

pleas. I would like a significant discount<br />

for the efforts I’ve made in paying reparation,<br />

your honour,” he told Judge Mark<br />

Callaghan at the time.<br />

In September, Thompson took his case<br />

to the High Court, appealing the prison<br />

sentence, claiming the starting point of six<br />

years adopted by the sentencing judge was<br />

“too high”.<br />

Police opposed the appeal, stating the<br />

sentence was appropriate and rejecting the<br />

idea that the starting point was manifestly<br />

excessive.<br />

In a decision released today, Justice<br />

Anne Hinton compared Thompson’s case<br />

to a range of others and decided a starting<br />

point of five years, rather than six, was<br />

justified.<br />

Justice Hinton allowed Thompson’s appeal<br />

and quashed his previous sentence,<br />

replacing it with one of three years imprisonment.<br />

During Thompson’s sentencing, he<br />

attempted to have the matter adjourned,<br />

claiming he was not given proper legal<br />

help and the court was not provided with a<br />

cultural report.<br />

He also wanted to vacate some of his<br />

guilty pleas, stating he wouldn’t have<br />

pleaded guilty to some of the charges had<br />

he known a custodial sentence was likely.<br />

When he was sentenced, the court heard<br />

Thompson had 104 previous dishonesty<br />

convictions spanning from 1995 to 2002.<br />

A victim impact statement from the<br />

90-year-old widow who Thompson befriended<br />

and stole $20,000 from said he<br />

“shattered my faith in humanity”.<br />

Thompson introduced himself to her as<br />

“John” and valeted her car and the pair<br />

This report was produced by Open<br />

Justice – Te Pātītī, a Public<br />

Interest Journalism initiative<br />

funded by NZ on Air<br />

formed a friendship. <strong>The</strong> woman became<br />

involved in his family’s life, buying them<br />

gifts and cooking them meals.<br />

He would visit her at her retirement<br />

village at least twice a week, she said in her<br />

victim impact statement.<br />

But after returning home from an<br />

overseas holiday she discovered her bank<br />

account was overdrawn, leaving her<br />

“shocked and distressed”.<br />

She told Thompson, unaware it was him<br />

behind the theft, and said she was going to<br />

the police.<br />

<strong>The</strong> woman then received a phone call<br />

from someone claiming to be a bank<br />

employee. <strong>The</strong>y told her there had been<br />

a bank error leading to the unexplained<br />

withdrawals and it would be sorted.<br />

That person called her every day for<br />

a week, telling her not to go to her local<br />

bank as it was now a “head office” matter.<br />

She later found out it was Thompson<br />

behind the calls.<br />

She was “devastated” to learn that not<br />

only had she lost a significant amount of<br />

money but it had been taken by someone<br />

she considered a friend. She felt embarrassed<br />

and gullible.<br />

“He shattered my faith in people and left<br />

me wondering if I can ever trust (others). I<br />

feel used and betrayed.”<br />

After the woman discovered the truth<br />

about Thompson, he continued to contact<br />

her through phone and email but did not<br />

once apologise.<br />

<strong>The</strong> contact was so persistent, she felt<br />

emotionally blackmailed and had to block<br />

him.<br />

Her Christian faith was tested, she told<br />

the court, but said she hoped to one day<br />

forgive him.<br />

Thompson also stole from a church,<br />

a man who was leasing his property to<br />

Thompson, and his own business multiple<br />

times.<br />

During his sentencing Thompson said<br />

he “got too big too quick” and when things<br />

in his life began to fall apart, he turned to<br />

offending.<br />

“It just snowballed your honour and I<br />

couldn’t control it. No matter what I did it<br />

just got worse.”<br />

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COURT<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

US fraudster back in court<br />

• By Emily Moorhouse<br />

A WOMAN who bought a<br />

luxury yacht that was later seized<br />

due to money owed on it has<br />

described the man who sold it to<br />

her as “the most unpleasant and<br />

deceitful person I’ve ever come<br />

across”.<br />

Colin David Rath, a former<br />

New York property developer<br />

who sailed to New Zealand on<br />

his yacht and was jailed for committing<br />

tax fraud to the tune of<br />

$1.3 million, was back in court<br />

for deceiving a woman into buying<br />

his yacht which left her thousands<br />

of dollars out of pocket.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 60-year-old appeared in<br />

district court yesterday where<br />

a cumulative sentence of nine<br />

months was added to the prison<br />

sentence he is currently serving<br />

for his latest offending.<br />

Rath was jailed in March this<br />

year for three years and seven<br />

months on 39 charges, including<br />

using a document for a pecuniary<br />

advantage relating to GST<br />

returns and forgery relating to<br />

the Inland Revenue Department<br />

and Immigration New Zealand.<br />

Yesterday, Rath appeared for<br />

three new charges relating to<br />

the sale of his yacht, which was<br />

subject to an encumbrance, and<br />

had a significant amount of debt<br />

owed. Rath had forged documents<br />

to hide the debt and sold<br />

the yacht to a woman who was<br />

passionate about sailing.<br />

Rath pleaded guilty to these<br />

charges in August while he was<br />

serving his prison sentence imposed<br />

in March this year.<br />

<strong>The</strong> woman who purchased<br />

the yacht read her victim impact<br />

statement to the court, stating<br />

she intended to sail to Australia<br />

to see her children, unaware of<br />

the significant amount of money<br />

Rath owed in relation to the<br />

vessel.<br />

Shortly after purchasing it, the<br />

yacht was seized.<br />

<strong>The</strong> woman suffered a significant<br />

financial loss of $202,000<br />

from having to purchase the<br />

yacht a second time after it was<br />

seized as well as having to cover<br />

YACHT: Colin Rath was back in court on more fraud charges after being jailed earlier this<br />

year for committing tax fraud to the tune of $1.3 million.<br />

huge costs to get it up to international<br />

sailing standards.<br />

She said Rath had manipulated<br />

her and she said it was “staggering”<br />

how he had fooled so many<br />

people with his fraud, out of his<br />

“pure greed and selfishness”.<br />

“He is the most unpleasant and<br />

deceitful person I’ve ever come<br />

across,” she said.<br />

“I am stunned as to how a<br />

person like this was allowed into<br />

New Zealand.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> woman said the emotional<br />

toll Rath’s offending had caused<br />

on her and her family “almost<br />

destroyed me” and she hasn’t<br />

seen a cent of the money owed to<br />

her by Rath.<br />

She said throughout the whole<br />

process Rath had shown no<br />

remorse at all and went to great<br />

lengths to cover his tracks for his<br />

own greed.<br />

Rath was charged on February<br />

4, 2019 for using a US Coast<br />

Guard Deletion Notice that he<br />

knew was forged to obtain a<br />

pecuniary advantage.<br />

He was further charged on December<br />

4, 2018, for using another<br />

document he knew was forged –<br />

a satisfaction of mortgage – for a<br />

pecuniary advantage.<br />

<strong>The</strong> third charge was that<br />

between December 1, 2015, and<br />

December 10, 2018, at Christchurch<br />

by deception and without<br />

claim of right he obtained ownership<br />

of a pecuniary advantage,<br />

namely $380,000.<br />

Crown prosecutor John Whitcombe<br />

said there was a great deal<br />

of premeditation involved in the<br />

offending that left the woman<br />

with a huge financial burden and<br />

having to deal with Rath’s mess.<br />

Whitcombe described Rath as<br />

a “professional fraudster and had<br />

little regard for other people,”<br />

stating the $400,000 that the<br />

woman had paid Rath for the<br />

yacht was only part of the cost<br />

she had to endure.<br />

Whitcombe said Rath should<br />

not receive full credit for his<br />

early guilty pleas, as the evidence<br />

against him on these charges was<br />

“overwhelming”.<br />

He said the previous judge<br />

was generous with the credit he<br />

received during his sentencing<br />

in March and as Rath had shown<br />

no remorse, he should not be<br />

entitled to credit for that or<br />

previous good character as the<br />

offending was prolonged.<br />

Rath’s lawyer Craig Ruane<br />

said as Rath has no assets it was<br />

“impracticable” for an order<br />

of reparation to be made and<br />

it was likely that he would get<br />

deported back to the US once he<br />

is released from prison.<br />

He said Rath needed to sell<br />

his yacht but as time went on, he<br />

found himself in more financial<br />

trouble and hoped to find his<br />

way out but “the walls came<br />

tumbling down before he could<br />

do so”.<br />

Ruane said if Rath was facing<br />

these charges when he was<br />

sentenced back in March, it was<br />

likely the judge would have applied<br />

an uplift and asked Judge<br />

Michelle Duggan to do the same.<br />

He pushed for a starting point<br />

of four to six months for the new<br />

offending.<br />

However, Judge Duggan wasn’t<br />

convinced and took a starting<br />

point of 12 months, stating<br />

the offending was highly premeditated<br />

as there were multiple<br />

conversations about the sale of<br />

his yacht and several documents<br />

that he signed, knowing they<br />

were forged.<br />

This report was produced by Open<br />

Justice – Te Pātītī, a Public<br />

Interest Journalism initiative<br />

funded by NZ on Air<br />

She said his willingness to<br />

participate in a restorative justice<br />

meeting with the woman was<br />

not enough to warrant credit for<br />

remorse, stating it was her view<br />

that Rath showed no genuine<br />

remorse.<br />

She allowed Rath a 20 per cent<br />

credit for his guilty plea as well<br />

as five per cent for his previous<br />

good character, resulting in a<br />

sentence of nine months imprisonment.<br />

Judge Duggan said this was a<br />

cumulative sentence to be served<br />

on the three years and seven<br />

months sentence he is currently<br />

serving. She also made an emotional<br />

harm payment order of<br />

$5000 to go towards the woman<br />

when Rath started earning an<br />

income after his release.<br />

Rath sailed to New Zealand on<br />

a luxury yacht with his family in<br />

2016.<br />

<strong>The</strong> following year, he started<br />

a winery business in the Waipara<br />

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Canterbury.<br />

However, his businesses,<br />

Waipara Winds Ltd which traded<br />

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and vineyard, and New York<br />

Grape Escape Ltd, struggled.<br />

Over a four-year span, through<br />

his two companies, Rath filed 39<br />

false GST returns.<br />

In support of them, he prepared<br />

85 forged documents.<br />

He also used 13 forged documents<br />

purporting to be from<br />

Inland Revenue in support of<br />

an entrepreneur residency visa<br />

application to Immigration New<br />

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Inland Revenue, which<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>23</strong> 20<strong>23</strong><br />

14<br />

NEWS<br />

Bringing<br />

back the<br />

school<br />

western<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

• By Daniel Alvey<br />

A MOCK western film made by<br />

high school students that went<br />

global in the 1980s is set for a<br />

relaunch.<br />

Lincoln County Incident was<br />

a western set in the US state of<br />

New Mexico in 1881, starring<br />

students and staff from Lincoln<br />

High School.<br />

<strong>The</strong> film was directed by then<br />

head of art Tony Brittenden and<br />

was filmed by his brother, Rob,<br />

with about 100 students and<br />

staff involved in its filming.<br />

<strong>The</strong> film featured at the<br />

Cannes MipTV Festival in<br />

France in 1980 after it was<br />

purchased by the NZ Film<br />

Commission.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y took it to Cannes and<br />

it immediately sold to three<br />

countries and over the next<br />

two years it sold to about 18,”<br />

Brittenden said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> film made a gross profit<br />

of about $80,000, which was just<br />

enough to break even.<br />

In the 47 minute film, Samson<br />

Peabody-Jones, played by Shane<br />

Simms, set out to conquer the<br />

untamed west in 1881.<br />

<strong>The</strong> film follows Peabody-<br />

Jones’ escapades as he braves the<br />

frontier in search of adventure<br />

and finds a life of danger and a<br />

few rewards.<br />

It takes a miner’s ghost, a<br />

mysterious parcel and, finally,<br />

the US Cavalry to bring the<br />

story to a happy ending.<br />

Simms never got to see the<br />

final film as he died in a car<br />

crash a year after he left school.<br />

Brittenden said while Simms<br />

never got to see the final film,<br />

his parents did and were<br />

grateful for the memories.<br />

Now the movie is in the<br />

process of being converted<br />

from 18mm film to a digital<br />

version by Park Road Post, a<br />

Wellington-based studio owned<br />

by Sir Peter Jackson.<br />

Brittenden said he has been<br />

thinking about digitising the<br />

film for several years.<br />

As the head of arts at Lincoln<br />

High Brittenden was in charge<br />

of directing the school shows<br />

and thought it would be a good<br />

idea in 1974 to make a movie.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> movie grew to the extent<br />

that we forgot about doing the<br />

concert that year and just stuck<br />

with the movie.”<br />

Brittenden took a further six<br />

years to finish the film in 1980.<br />

As part of the film, the school<br />

assembly hall was turned into<br />

a saloon, with many of the<br />

outdoor scenes shot at Castle<br />

Hill.<br />

•Lincoln County Incident<br />

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Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

<strong>The</strong> $1.4b hippy: NZ’s busiest real<br />

Real estate Cameron<br />

Bailey is a superstar<br />

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Did you always want to be in<br />

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It was clearly the right decision<br />

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I’d always worked in<br />

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I came back to New Zealand<br />

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NEWS 17<br />

estate agent shares his successes<br />

with very expensive houses and<br />

that helped to upskill me very<br />

quickly. I think I would still have<br />

got to the same point, but it fastforwarded<br />

me a year because the<br />

volume of work was so big.<br />

I sold my first place after a<br />

few weeks. It was a house in St<br />

Albans, a little three-bedroom<br />

place that was in a multi-offer<br />

and I was lucky enough to sell it.<br />

One of the things I quickly<br />

realised is that selling real estate<br />

is not flashy – it’s hard work and<br />

long hours and it takes years to<br />

get the credibility to be selling<br />

the expensive houses that I get<br />

to sell now. But I don’t just sell<br />

the $7m and $10m houses, I sell<br />

$300,000 and $400,000 units<br />

and lifestyle properties all across<br />

Canterbury.<br />

Have you had any particularly<br />

memorable sales?<br />

I tend to remember the people<br />

rather than the houses, and there<br />

have been a lot of memorable<br />

people. <strong>The</strong>re was one couple<br />

who weren’t high-flying<br />

businesspeople, just normal hardworking<br />

people who had built<br />

up a really substantial property<br />

portfolio over the years. It<br />

showed me what two people with<br />

normal jobs who were reasonably<br />

smart with their investments<br />

“You don’t have to be a rockstar or incredibly wealthy to<br />

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could do over the course of 30 or<br />

40 years. You don’t have to be a<br />

rock star or incredibly wealthy<br />

to build wealth. You’ve just got<br />

to get out there and buy the right<br />

properties.<br />

That’s one of the things I love<br />

about real estate – I’ve been lucky<br />

enough to rub shoulders with so<br />

many great people in Canterbury<br />

and I’ve learned a lot from them.<br />

Other than the people you<br />

get to meet, what’s the most<br />

enjoyable part of your job?<br />

I love the negotiation side of<br />

it, bringing the buyer and seller<br />

together. I love this market at the<br />

moment because you’ve got to<br />

be better at what you are doing.<br />

A while ago a lot of houses were<br />

selling themselves but now you<br />

are having to negotiate, and that’s<br />

real real estate.<br />

What’s the secret of your<br />

success?<br />

I work really hard, seven days<br />

a week. And I’ve got a great team<br />

of elite, hard-working people<br />

around me who are a well-oiled<br />

machine and do a world-class<br />

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Two things I do is to always<br />

try to achieve the best possible<br />

price in the market for the<br />

vendors, and give people the best<br />

possible experience. It’s all about<br />

the experience – it should be<br />

comfortable and stress-free.<br />

Because I have been doing this<br />

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through stormy waters. I’ve been<br />

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When you’ve been<br />

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<strong>The</strong> only pressure is the<br />

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• From page 17<br />

I’ve never chased being No<br />

1, it’s not part of my dreams<br />

and goals, just something that’s<br />

happened. I probably felt some<br />

pressure a few years ago, and<br />

worried about what was happening<br />

behind me, but I just play my<br />

own game now.<br />

Are you very disciplined?<br />

I would say I’m very structured.<br />

I’m very calendar-based and I<br />

rely on my PAs to put structure<br />

and routine around me. I get up<br />

at the same time every morning<br />

and go to bed at the same time<br />

every night. I’m an early riser, I’m<br />

up at 5.30am. I do breath work<br />

and meditation, and I go to the<br />

gym every day. I also love ice<br />

baths which not only have a lot of<br />

physical health benefits but also<br />

mental ones. I think it’s really<br />

important to work on your mind<br />

because it controls everything.<br />

I’ve spent a lot of time in the last<br />

few years learning how to control<br />

it – it makes for better business,<br />

and better everything really.<br />

What do you do when you’re<br />

not selling real estate?<br />

I’ve got twin girls who are 12,<br />

and I love spending time with<br />

them. I really love travel, I love<br />

having the different experiences<br />

and think it’s one of the best<br />

things you can invest your time<br />

and money in. I especially love<br />

South America.<br />

I also love cars. I’ve got a few.<br />

One of my favourites is a 1966<br />

Mustang fastback. It’s beautiful<br />

to drive. One of my stress releases<br />

is going for a drive for half an<br />

hour.<br />

I do a couple of podcasts. One<br />

is about real estate, with Lynette<br />

McFadden, called Wisdoms.<br />

<strong>The</strong> other one, Get Real, is with<br />

a business coach and mentor of<br />

mine, Sridhar Krishnamurti,<br />

and that’s more of a holistic<br />

thing about life and mind. He<br />

has really changed the way I look<br />

at life. A lot of the time we’re<br />

stuck in a world where all we do<br />

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happy. I realised I was chasing<br />

the wrong thing.<br />

I guess I’m a bit of an executive<br />

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I still carry around with me.<br />

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NEWS 21<br />

City to glow orange with hope<br />

EXPECT AN orange glow over<br />

the city later this month as Zonta<br />

International marks its 16-day<br />

campaign of activism opposing<br />

violence towards women and<br />

girls.<br />

Christchurch’s four Zonta<br />

clubs are among 28 in New<br />

Zealand which will host events<br />

between Saturday and December<br />

10 to raise awareness of genderbased<br />

violence and fundraise<br />

for organisations that support<br />

victims of abuse.<br />

As part of the campaign, many<br />

of the city’s landmark buildings<br />

and structures will be lit up in<br />

orange to send a clear, visible<br />

message for a better future for<br />

women and girls.<br />

Among the buildings to be lit<br />

up are the Isaac <strong>The</strong>atre Royal,<br />

the Christchurch Art Gallery,<br />

the Bridge of Remembrance,<br />

the Bowker Fountain, Vaka a<br />

Hine artwork on Worcester St,<br />

the town hall fountain, Cashel<br />

Mall, New Regent St, the Fanfare<br />

Sculpture on the Northern<br />

Motorway, the Christchurch<br />

Casino, the New Brighton Pier<br />

and the Christchurch Airport<br />

overbridge. In addition, there<br />

will be orange influences on<br />

structures like the planter boxes<br />

on Victoria and Hereford Sts,<br />

and displays in at least four city<br />

libraries.<br />

Christchurch South Zonta<br />

LIGHTS: As part of the ‘Zonta says no to violence against women’ campaign, buildings in the city have previously been lit<br />

up in orange.<br />

Club advocacy chair Catherine<br />

Goodwin said the New Zealand<br />

domestic violence statistics make<br />

for troubling reading.<br />

“Good Shepherd New Zealand<br />

research suggests one in three<br />

New Zealand women have<br />

experienced physical or sexual<br />

intimate partner violence in their<br />

lifetime,” she said.<br />

“When psychological abuse is<br />

added (where economic harm<br />

sits), this increases to one in two.<br />

“Internationally, up to 50<br />

per cent of sexual assaults are<br />

committed against girls under<br />

16 years of age. Just imagine if<br />

this was your daughter, your<br />

granddaughter or your sister.”<br />

Goodwin said the colour<br />

orange symbolises a brighter<br />

future, free of violence<br />

and gender-based control,<br />

particularly for women and girls,<br />

and is a powerful display of hope.<br />

“It is also a clear message that,<br />

as a society, we do not condone<br />

abuse.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> lighting up of buildings<br />

worldwide by Zonta International<br />

began in 2012 to mark<br />

the organisation’s 16 days of<br />

awareness against gender-based<br />

violence.<br />

“We hope that this campaign<br />

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abuse, in any form, is unacceptable<br />

and that there are people<br />

and organisations within our<br />

community that care for their<br />

well-being and are there to support<br />

them,” said Goodwin.<br />

<strong>The</strong> campaign launch is open<br />

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UNSTOPPABLE: Michael Franklin, 71, is looking forward to using the flat<br />

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MICHAEL FRANKLIN uses the<br />

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opened next week, he’ll have a much<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Huntsbury Hill resident transitioned<br />

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and uses the pathway as a way to connect<br />

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“I like the Coastal Pathway because you<br />

can go a long way – plus the beautiful<br />

scenery, the birds and meeting other people.<br />

<strong>The</strong> only thing that stops me is rain<br />

because it gets a bit slippery,” said Michael.<br />

Once the pathway is completed, the<br />

71-year-old will be able to enjoy a return<br />

journey from the Ferrymead Bridge to<br />

Scarborough via Charlesworth Reserve,<br />

totalling almost 20km.<br />

“It’s nice to have a variety of places to go<br />

but there aren’t that many that are flat and<br />

have good parking and amazing scenery,”<br />

said his wife, Sarah Dawson.<br />

“Michael was a cyclist, tramper and<br />

runner before, so he likes going fast, likes<br />

long distances and being out in nature and<br />

fresh air. Coming out here is important;<br />

it improves his mental wellbeing enormously.”<br />

“This sort of thing opens up the world –<br />

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<strong>The</strong> finishing touches to the Coastal<br />

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and provide smooth, off-road access to the<br />

coastline.<br />

Canterbury Skating Academy owner<br />

Alana Caunter is excited to use the pathway<br />

for training.<br />

Originally from Nelson, the 28-year-old<br />

started skating at the age of seven and,<br />

apart from a five-year break, she’s been on<br />

skates ever since.<br />

With no dedicated rink in Christchurch,<br />

since starting the academy 18 months<br />

ago, Caunter has been hiring community<br />

and school halls to teach classes, events<br />

and workshops.<br />

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“It’s flat and there’s not too many<br />

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“I like that there’s an end point – you<br />

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She says the Coastal Pathway offers<br />

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or can be social. It’s a really inclusive<br />

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LETTERS<br />

Latest Canterbury news at starnews.co.nz<br />

Insurance increases cause for concern<br />

Your article about car<br />

insurance states they have<br />

increased by 38 per cent, and for<br />

old people they have gone up 24<br />

per cent. However, I am 74, and<br />

mine with Tower Insurance has<br />

gone up more than 60 per cent<br />

since last year, although I haven’t<br />

made any recent claims.<br />

When I asked why, I was told<br />

it was due to extreme weather<br />

events, as your article states.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y have treated me well in<br />

the past when I’ve had claims,<br />

but this latest increase has made<br />

me wonder if I should look<br />

elsewhere.<br />

I’m now worried about my<br />

house insurance. Prior to the<br />

earthquakes, it was around $300<br />

a year, but since then it has gone<br />

up hundreds of dollars every<br />

year, and got to a point where I<br />

have to scrimp and save all year<br />

to pay the premium. If it goes<br />

up by the same percentage as<br />

the car insurance has, my next<br />

premium, which will be due in<br />

January, will be well over $3000.<br />

– Michael J Brathwaite<br />

Crusaders squad<br />

On the subject of the recently<br />

announced Crusaders squad<br />

for the 2024 season, great to<br />

see the return of 150-plus game<br />

Crusaders great Ryan Crotty.<br />

Back for the first time since<br />

2019 after playing in Japan, he<br />

will add much on and off the<br />

field. Welsh international Leigh<br />

Halfpenny likewise.<br />

Lots of great young players<br />

there too. Noah Hotham, Macca<br />

Springer etc who will build on<br />

their experience of this year’s<br />

campaign.<br />

Fergus Burke had a great<br />

season for the Crusaders and<br />

Canterbury. His return from<br />

injury around April will be<br />

eagerly anticipated. He has a big<br />

chance for higher honours at<br />

national level.<br />

– Graham Paterson<br />

Foo Fighters gig<br />

In response to your article<br />

about Dave Grohl saying next<br />

time they’d play for free – they<br />

totally should!<br />

I mean I’m actually pretty<br />

happy they’re at least coming<br />

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it’d be pretty damn cool and<br />

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and honoured this grand gesture<br />

as he is probably the nicest,<br />

coolest guy in rock and roll in<br />

my opinion and they have some<br />

very loyal fans here in NZ.<br />

– Katee Nesbitt<br />

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NEWS<br />

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Brass band<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF<br />

SLOAN<br />

plays final<br />

goodbye to<br />

historic home<br />

• By Geoff Sloan<br />

WOOLSTON BRASS Band has<br />

farewelled the place it has called<br />

home for over a century.<br />

<strong>The</strong> band’s historic<br />

earthquake-damaged base<br />

will be demolished in January<br />

to make way for a brand new<br />

community and arts hub.<br />

A special one-off street<br />

concert was held on Monday<br />

with Jolt Dance outside the<br />

band’s home for the last 132<br />

years on Dampier St.<br />

<strong>The</strong> quake-damaged building<br />

will be replaced by the $3<br />

million hub.<br />

Band general manager Todd<br />

Turner said it has raised $1.3<br />

million so far and is looking to<br />

fundraise the rest.<br />

He said the current band<br />

room may not be the prettiest<br />

building, but it holds a lot of<br />

history for the band.<br />

“We will miss it, it’s got lots of<br />

memories, lots of stuff happened<br />

and lots of amazing musicians<br />

have come through this place.”<br />

Woolston Brass and its other<br />

bands will move to a temporary<br />

home in Addington for a year<br />

while the hub is being built.<br />

“We’ve got three bands, we’ve<br />

got a junior band that has about<br />

45 kids in it, an intermediate<br />

sort of band, which is a mix of<br />

older people and kids, that’s<br />

about 30 and then we’ve got<br />

about 35 in the senior band,”<br />

said Turner.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y collaborates with<br />

schools to run the Woolston<br />

Brass Academy education<br />

programme.<br />

Turner said the rebuild will<br />

help ensure the next generation<br />

of musicians get to practice in a<br />

first-class facility.<br />

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PERFORM:<br />

Woolston<br />

Brass Band<br />

held a<br />

concert<br />

outside<br />

the band’s<br />

home for<br />

the last 132<br />

years on<br />

Dampier St.<br />

Post-apocalyptic novel raising<br />

awareness about climate change<br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

A GOVERNORS Bay author<br />

hopes to create climate change<br />

awareness with her awardwinning<br />

novel set in a future<br />

Lyttelton.<br />

“Science is very useful in<br />

terms of presenting the facts and<br />

figures about climate change,<br />

but it’s not always very good<br />

at inspiring people to make<br />

change,” said <strong>The</strong> Edge of Light:<br />

New Dawning author Melanie<br />

Dixon.<br />

Set hundreds of years in the<br />

future after devastating sea<br />

level rise, Dixon’s young-adult<br />

novel tells of a secluded society<br />

surviving in post-apocalyptic<br />

Lyttelton.<br />

Released in April, the novel is<br />

the first part of a planned trilogy.<br />

Dixon won a Storylines<br />

notable young fiction award for it<br />

earlier this month.<br />

In the novel, a young<br />

apprentice scientist lives on<br />

Banks Island, formerly the Port<br />

Hills, after Christchurch is<br />

submerged.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re is very little in a New<br />

Zealand setting that’s dystopian,<br />

that’s post-climate change in<br />

PROUD: Melanie Dixon receiving a Storylines notable young<br />

adult fiction award on <strong>November</strong> 4 in Auckland. ​<br />

speculative fiction,” said Dixon.<br />

She hopes young New Zealanders<br />

will connect more with<br />

a climate change story set in a<br />

place they can relate to.<br />

“We need these New Zealand<br />

stories for New Zealanders. We<br />

need to see ourselves in our<br />

stories.”<br />

Born in Wales, Dixon moved<br />

to New Zealand with her then<br />

husband in 2002 to find a quieter<br />

life. Her son Reuben, 19, was<br />

born in Dunedin, where they<br />

initially lived in a waterfront<br />

property.<br />

“We were a little bit reluctant<br />

to move to Christchurch till we<br />

drove over the hill and found<br />

Governors Bay.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> family made the move in<br />

2005. Her daughter Sasha, 16,<br />

was born there.<br />

“I love the environment here. I<br />

love Governors Bay. I love being<br />

able to watch the sun rise out of<br />

the sea and over the hills.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> 49-year-old author said<br />

spending time walking and<br />

biking in the local environment<br />

helped inspire the setting.<br />

“It’s much easier<br />

for me to write<br />

authentically about<br />

Lyttelton than other<br />

places in the world,”<br />

she said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> novel follows<br />

themes of science<br />

versus faith and<br />

trust in authority as<br />

the young characters<br />

work to understand<br />

the truth behind<br />

their society.<br />

Dixon said her<br />

story reflects the<br />

pressure put on young people to<br />

be the drivers of climate action.<br />

“I think young people feel<br />

that weight of responsibility.<br />

I wanted to write a book that<br />

could perhaps provide a bit of<br />

hope that there are possibilities<br />

to make change.”<br />

Despite always being law<br />

abiding and cautious, the<br />

protagonist in Dixon’s story<br />

starts to question what she can<br />

do to make change in her world<br />

devastated by climate change.<br />

“I would like there to be a<br />

message that everybody can be<br />

empowered to make changes<br />

and that we don’t have to accept<br />

the world as it is,<br />

particularly if we<br />

work together,”<br />

Dixon said.<br />

She travelled to<br />

Auckland to receive<br />

the Storylines award<br />

on <strong>November</strong> 4.<br />

“It feels really good.<br />

You know, obviously<br />

it’s huge recognition.<br />

As a writer it can<br />

quite often be quite a<br />

lonely career. It was<br />

really motivating<br />

to finish the trilogy<br />

and get the next two books out<br />

there.”<br />

Readers can find out what<br />

happens next in the second<br />

instalment of <strong>The</strong> Edge of Light<br />

trilogy, expected to be released<br />

next year.


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• By Diane Keenan<br />

THE TWO tallest players in<br />

men’s interclub tennis are set<br />

to face off in a semi-final on<br />

Saturday.<br />

Elmwood’s James Watt and<br />

Burnside Park’s Remi Feneon<br />

will battle it out on the Elmwood<br />

courts from 1pm for a place in<br />

the premier interclub final.<br />

<strong>The</strong> other men’s semi will see<br />

Cashmere take on Bishopdale,<br />

who finished second and third<br />

respectively in round robin.<br />

Cashmere will have the benefit<br />

of playing on their home court as<br />

Lucas Evans and Liam Barrett<br />

continue to impress, playing<br />

alongside seasoned performers,<br />

the Meredith and McHarg<br />

brothers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bishopdale team finished<br />

the round robin competition<br />

strongly with a convincing win<br />

against Te Kura Hagley.<br />

<strong>The</strong> battle between Watt,<br />

<strong>23</strong>, who stands at 2.08m, and<br />

Feneon, 51, who is 2.03m,<br />

promises some powerful serves<br />

and blistering ground shots.<br />

Watt is based in Melbourne for<br />

training and because it is easier<br />

to travel to tournaments on the<br />

International Tennis Federation<br />

men’s world tour.<br />

Feneon, who also competed<br />

at a high level at the peak of his<br />

career, is now a full-time coach<br />

at Burnside Park.<br />

DUEL: Elmwood’s James Watt and Burnside Park’s Remi Feneon will lead their teams<br />

in the men’s premier interclub semi-final on Saturday.<br />

“James is still working towards<br />

the peak of his career, whereas<br />

my peak was so long ago that I<br />

can hardly remember,” Feneon<br />

said.<br />

He remembers last playing<br />

Watt seven years ago when the<br />

score ended 6-1 6-1 in Feneon’s<br />

favour.<br />

Since their last encounter,<br />

Watt has studied at college in the<br />

United States, where he played<br />

for four years before embarking<br />

on a full-time professional<br />

career.<br />

Elmwood go into the semifinals<br />

as the top qualifier after an<br />

easy win against Burnside Park<br />

in the final round robin play.<br />

Feneon lost to the wily Elliott<br />

Darling, who was playing top<br />

singles in Watt’s absence, while<br />

Finn Emslie Robson scored<br />

Burnside Park’s only win.<br />

Feneon and Emslie Robson<br />

will be joined by Elmwood team<br />

regulars Jordan Edwards and<br />

Jamie Poole for the semi-final.<br />

Elmwood, with Watt in the top<br />

slot, are spoilt for choice with<br />

their line-up including Elliott<br />

and Lawrence Darling, Mid-<br />

Canterbury coach Jack Tiller,<br />

and doubles specialist Benji<br />

McGillivray.<br />

It will be a festive afternoon<br />

POINTS<br />

•Men: Elmwood 46,<br />

Cashmere 40, Bishopdale<br />

27, Burnside Park 24,<br />

Edgeware Waimairi 10,<br />

Te Kura Hagley 4.<br />

•Women: Elmwood 29,<br />

Bishopdale 28, Waimairi<br />

16, Shirley 16, Cashmere<br />

11, Te Kura Hagley 5<br />

at the Elmwood courts with the<br />

club’s top qualifying women’s<br />

team playing alongside the men’s<br />

premier team.<br />

Elmwood’s top three players,<br />

Abby Mason, Tessa McCann<br />

and Louise Oxnevad, all have<br />

high national rankings. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

will go in as favourites against<br />

competition newcomers Shirley.<br />

<strong>The</strong> task will not overawe Shirley<br />

who received a huge confidence<br />

boost by beating Cashmere to<br />

make their semi-final debut.<br />

<strong>The</strong> other women’s<br />

semi between Bishopdale and<br />

Waimairi will be a repeat of their<br />

final round-robin game, which<br />

Bishopdale won convincingly<br />

5-1.<br />

Bishopdale have a<br />

strong No 1 in Jade Feneon<br />

(Remi’s daughter), as well<br />

as talented juniors including<br />

Aliyah Daly, Marija Filipovic<br />

and Honor Barry, while Otago’s<br />

Charlie Byers adds strength to<br />

Waimairi.<br />

Greyhounds to enter premiership race<br />

• By Will Evans<br />

THE GREYMOUTH<br />

Greyhounds will become the<br />

first team from the West Coast<br />

to play in the Canterbury league<br />

premiership next season.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Greyhounds had a strong<br />

Canterbury Cup campaign, finishing<br />

top of the table at the end<br />

of the regular season before losing<br />

their semi-final.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y will share players with the<br />

Papanui Tigers who will be lining<br />

up in the Canterbury Cup premier<br />

reserves grade next season. Under<br />

an agreement signed by both clubs<br />

on Monday they will be able to<br />

call on players registered with the<br />

Tigers and vice versa during the<br />

2024-25 seasons.<br />

<strong>The</strong> clubs are aiming to eventually<br />

field teams in both grades.<br />

<strong>The</strong> agreement comes after Canterbury<br />

Rugby League-affiliated<br />

clubs opted to change the senior<br />

men’s competition so all clubs<br />

with a premier grade team must<br />

CHANGE: <strong>The</strong> Papanui Tigers and Greymouth Greyhounds<br />

have agreed to share players next season.<br />

PHOTO: KIRSTY WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY LPSNZ QPSA<br />

also have a team in the premier<br />

reserves.<br />

Said CRL chief executive<br />

Malcolm Humm: “It is exciting<br />

to have Greymouth Greyhounds<br />

included in the Canterbury men’s<br />

premiership.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>ir results in 20<strong>23</strong><br />

demonstrated they are on a strong<br />

performance trajectory and,<br />

combined with Papanui Tigers,<br />

the increase in senior men’s<br />

numbers provides a real pathway<br />

opportunity for both of these<br />

clubs and their players.<br />

“Additionally, we believe this<br />

will provide a significant boost<br />

to rugby league on the West<br />

Coast. Canterbury Rugby League<br />

views this as our opportunity to<br />

support southern zone and the<br />

West Coast in growing the sport<br />

in a traditional rugby league<br />

heartland.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> historic addition of the<br />

Greyhounds means seven teams<br />

will challenge for the Massetti and<br />

Canterbury cups next season.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y will each play 12 regular<br />

season matches before a four-team<br />

finals series. Discussions are also<br />

under way to stage a pre-season<br />

knockout competition.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Greyhounds will play their<br />

six home games at Wingham<br />

Park in Greymouth and Papanui<br />

Domain.<br />

Said West Coast Rugby League<br />

chairman Brad Tacons: “It’s really<br />

exciting for us – it’s going to be a<br />

challenge, but it’s a challenge we’re<br />

going to take with open arms and<br />

give it our best shot.<br />

“In 2017 we lost the senior<br />

(West Coast) comp, the<br />

Greyhounds were established<br />

in 2019 to keep the local guys<br />

playing footy – and we only had<br />

17 players, so we’ve hung in there<br />

till this point and this is by far our<br />

most significant step and most<br />

exciting one.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> agreement also gives the<br />

Tigers’ top players a chance to<br />

feature in the premiership and<br />

will be a stepping stone for the<br />

club to return to the premier<br />

grade. Premier clubs will also<br />

have a chance to challenge for<br />

the Thacker Shield next season.<br />

<strong>The</strong> shield is held by the<br />

Greyhounds after they defeated<br />

the Tigers in a Canterbury Cup<br />

clash last season.<br />

It will go on the line at their<br />

home games next year, whether<br />

at Wingham Park or Papanui<br />

Domain.


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• Scrap metal buyers<br />

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• Top prices paid $$$<br />

• Open Saturday morning<br />

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30 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>23</strong> 20<strong>23</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Classifieds<br />

Trades & Services<br />

GUTTER CLEANING SERVICES<br />

Gutter, Roof Repair/Replacement.<br />

Phone Glen @ Clean Gutters<br />

021 049 0902<br />

CARPET<br />

CLEANING<br />

sPECIAL<br />

3 Rooms<br />

& Hallway<br />

FROM<br />

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MARTYN<br />

OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE<br />

Phone: 027 220 2256<br />

Trades & Services<br />

ELECTRICIAN<br />

All types of domestic<br />

& commercial work<br />

undertaken, new housing,<br />

alterations, extensions,<br />

ranges, security lights,<br />

quick response, efficient<br />

service, free quotes,<br />

city -wide. No call out<br />

fee. M/S, 8-5. Call Pat<br />

Barrett 03 359 2087/ 027<br />

7331384.<br />

ELECTRICIAN<br />

A Prompt & reliable<br />

registered electrician<br />

with 24 years experience<br />

for all residential and<br />

commercial work, new<br />

housing and switch board<br />

replacements. Phone Chris<br />

027 516 0669<br />

FAST COMPUTER<br />

REPAIRS<br />

Helping locals since<br />

1997.Work guaranteed.<br />

Windows or Mac.<br />

Computer Help 0800 349<br />

669<br />

FENCING<br />

All types of fencing . Free<br />

quotes. Ph Jim 022 137<br />

1920<br />

GLAZIER<br />

Glass repairs - pet doors<br />

- conservatory roofs. Exp<br />

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HIGH SPEC PAINTERS<br />

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027 846 5035<br />

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Arthur 347-8796, 027<br />

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and pruning from $30<br />

Garden cleanups.. Ph Gary<br />

021 529 022 / 342 8950<br />

LAWN SCARIFYING<br />

Also spraying for grass<br />

grub & other lawn<br />

enhancement products. Ph<br />

for a quote 021 211 5911.<br />

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MARK’S MOWING<br />

Moving, Maintenance. Ph<br />

022 150 4799<br />

MOVING?<br />

Need help downsizing &<br />

packing. Ph Rosemary<br />

021 0225 21 25 downsizetidyup.co.nz<br />

DIRTY TILES<br />

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Tile & Grout Cleaning<br />

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Tiled Shower Makeovers<br />

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Exterior experts. Free<br />

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painting Family run<br />

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Pensioner discounts. Ph<br />

Kerin or Paul 022 191<br />

7877 or 379-1281. Website<br />

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co.nz<br />

PAINTING<br />

Indoor / Outdoor, over 30<br />

yrs exp, same day quotes,<br />

ph Steve 021 255 7968<br />

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20 yrs exp. Int / Ext.<br />

Reasonable rates. Ph Paul<br />

0272 383 224 or 331 8133<br />

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430 0277<br />

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4125<br />

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All plumbing work, HWC<br />

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small. Friendly, reliable<br />

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workmanship. Ph Nigel<br />

027 4136004<br />

or 385 2930<br />

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Van, Trailer Rubbish<br />

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8950, 021 529 022<br />

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Entire spouting system<br />

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Jo 021 164 0365<br />

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022 197 <strong>23</strong>51<br />

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Out, Call Trevor 332 8949<br />

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Best price guarantee Tony<br />

0275 588 895<br />

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Robotic cleaners &<br />

demo’s. Ph 027 24 26 555<br />

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Floor & walls. Kitchen &<br />

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Free quotes Ph 027 483<br />

3887<br />

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- reduction, shaped or<br />

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0274314720<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

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Professional advice. Stump<br />

grinding and branches<br />

chipped. Txt or ring<br />

Andrew on 027 20 44 949<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Pensioner discounts.<br />

Tree & hedge reduction.<br />

Professional advice.<br />

Stump grinding and<br />

branches chipped. Txt or<br />

ring Andrew on 027 20 44<br />

949<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

Specialist tree pruning<br />

& shaping. Also hedge<br />

trimming and garden tidyups.<br />

Ph Hugh, <strong>The</strong> Little<br />

Green Groomer 021 275<br />

5445<br />

House & Garden<br />

Property services Ltd<br />

Tree & hedge trimming<br />

Gardening<br />

Landscaping<br />

Gutter cleaning<br />

All aspects of<br />

property maintenance<br />

CALL us 03 260 4499<br />

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Tuition<br />

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Wanted To Buy<br />

TOYS WANTED<br />

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Would consider damaged.<br />

Ph 021 0268 6514<br />

Pony wanted<br />

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Riding for the Disabled<br />

is looking for a<br />

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programmes.<br />

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easy to handle.<br />

Phone annabel<br />

027 545 1345<br />

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furniture, beds, stoves,<br />

fridge freezers, house<br />

lots .Gold jewellery<br />

& antiques. Same day<br />

service. Selwyn Dealers.<br />

Phone 980 5812 or 027<br />

313 8156<br />

A1 Albums, old photo’s,<br />

postcards, coins, gold,<br />

bank notes, badges,<br />

medals, jewellery,<br />

watches, china, crystal,<br />

books, furs, vintage<br />

clothing, paintings,<br />

furniture, estates &<br />

downsizing. Etcetera<br />

Antiques, 194 Edgeware<br />

Rd 385 5117<br />

A+ ALL whiteware<br />

wanted. Same day<br />

service, cash paid for<br />

freezes, fridges, washing<br />

machines, ovens. Also<br />

buying furniture & h/<br />

hold effects.Anything<br />

considered. Ph Dave<br />

960-8440, 027 66 22 116<br />

A+ ALL whiteware<br />

wanted. Same day<br />

service, cash paid for<br />

freezes, fridges, washing<br />

machines, ovens. Also<br />

buying furniture & h/<br />

hold effects.Anything<br />

considered. Ph Dave 960-<br />

8440, 027 66 22 116<br />

ACADEMY ANTIQUES<br />

Buying estates, antiques,<br />

old china, crystal, art,<br />

Royal Doulton , Royal<br />

Albert etc. Best prices, free<br />

appraisal. Call Rob 349-<br />

4229 academyantiques.<br />

co.nz<br />

A+ Household effects,<br />

fridges, freezers, washing<br />

machines, ovens. Good<br />

cash paid. Ph Paul 022<br />

0891 671<br />

CARAVAN. With, shower<br />

& toilet . Any condition.<br />

Reasonable price. Ph<br />

Steve 027 622 0011.<br />

MILITARIA Any<br />

country, firearms,<br />

uniforms, badges, medals,<br />

memoribilia, WW2 or<br />

earlier ph 338-9931<br />

TOOLS, Garden garage,<br />

saw benches, Lathes. Cash<br />

buyer Phone 355-2045<br />

Public Notices<br />

CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL<br />

DECEMBER 20<strong>23</strong> MEETINGS<br />

Council<br />

Date Time Venue<br />

6, 12 9.30am Council Chambers, Level 2, Civic<br />

Office<br />

Committees<br />

Date Time Venue<br />

4 9.30am Insurance Subcommittee, Level 2,<br />

Civic Offices<br />

This meeting will be held in Public Excluded.<br />

7 2pm Audit and Risk Management<br />

Committee, Level 2, Civic Offices<br />

8 9am Greater Christchurch Partnership<br />

Committee, Council Chambers,<br />

Environment Canterbury, 200 Tuam<br />

Street, Christchurch<br />

8 9.30am Health, Safety and Wellbeing<br />

Committee, Level 2, Civic Offices<br />

8 11am Road Closure Subcommittee, Level 2,<br />

Civic Offices<br />

13 9.30am Finance and Performance<br />

Committee, Level 2, Civic Offices<br />

Community Boards<br />

Date Time Venue<br />

4 4.30pm Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central<br />

Community Board and Waimāero<br />

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood<br />

Community Board<br />

Joint Meeting, <strong>The</strong> Boardroom,<br />

Fendalton Service Centre, Corner<br />

Jeffreys and Clyde Roads<br />

11 10am Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks<br />

Peninsula Community Board, Akaroa<br />

Boardroom, 78 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa<br />

11 4.30pm Waitai Coastal-Burwood-Linwood<br />

Community Board, <strong>The</strong> Boardroom,<br />

Corner Beresford and Union Street,<br />

New Brighton<br />

11 4.30pm Waimāero Fendalton-Waimairi-<br />

Harewood Community Board, <strong>The</strong><br />

Boardroom, Fendalton Service<br />

Centre, Corner Jeffreys and Clyde<br />

Road<br />

14 4pm Waipapa Papanui-Innes-<br />

Central Community<br />

Board, <strong>The</strong> Boardroom, Papanui<br />

Service Centre, Corner Langdons<br />

Road and Restell Street<br />

14 4pm Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-<br />

Heathcote Community Board, MR<br />

Beckenham Boardroom, Beckenham<br />

Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street<br />

14 4.30pm Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-<br />

Riccarton Community Board,<br />

Horoeka Room, Rarakau: Riccarton<br />

Centre, 199 Clarence Street,<br />

Riccarton<br />

Community Board Subcommittees<br />

Date Time Venue<br />

4 7pm Lyttelton Reserves<br />

Committee Meeting,<br />

Lyttelton Community<br />

Boardroom, 25<br />

Canterbury Street,<br />

Lyttelton<br />

13 5pm Okains Bay Reserve<br />

Committee, Okains Bay<br />

Campground Office,<br />

1357 Okains Bay Road,<br />

Okains Bay<br />

Copies of the agendas will be available online. Members of the public are welcome<br />

to attend any meetings that are not marked as being held in Public Excluded.<br />

To make a deputation or presentation to a Council, Committee or Community<br />

Board meeting ring the call centre on 03 941 8999 or email<br />

CouncilSupportSSO@ccc.govt.nz Information about Alcohol Licensing<br />

can be found online at ccc.govt.nz/alcohol<br />

Megan Pearce<br />

MANAGER HEARINGS AND COUNCIL SUPPORT<br />

Call 0800 882 772 for a FREE quote<br />

www.theprogroup.co.nz/dpc9385<br />

N A BARRELL<br />

ROOFING LTD<br />

Ph: 0275 389 415<br />

Email: nabroofing@xtra.co.nz


<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Classifieds<br />

Public Notices<br />

Senior Citizens<br />

Outings<br />

with Travel 88 Ltd<br />

CHCH - OAMARU - OMARAMA - CHCH.<br />

DepARting CHCH SUn 26 nOv.<br />

2 nigHtS / 3 DAyS.<br />

Day 1: 26 Nov - Depart ChCh for Oamaru.<br />

Oamaru sights then free time to view <strong>The</strong><br />

Victorian Heritage Precinct. Overnight at <strong>The</strong><br />

Heritage Motor Hotel.<br />

Day 2: 27 Nov - After breakfast we travel<br />

to <strong>The</strong> Oamaru Gardens with permission<br />

given to take our vehicle into the gardens<br />

area for anyone with mobility issues. After<br />

lunch we travel to Omarama via Lakes<br />

Waitaki - Benmore & Aviemore. Overnight at<br />

Distinction Hotel with dinner.<br />

Day 3: 28 Nov - After breakfast we will<br />

return to ChCh via Lakes Pukaki & Tekapo.<br />

Lunch at Geraldine. We will call into <strong>The</strong><br />

Pukaki Salmon Farm for anyone wanting to<br />

purchase fresh Mt. Cook salmon.<br />

Our price of $892.00 includes single<br />

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GIG GUIDE<br />

Thursday <strong>23</strong> to Wednesday 29 Nov 20<strong>23</strong><br />

50's UP BRASS XMAS CONCERT:<br />

Friday 1st Dec, 2pm - Kaiapoi Club; Friday<br />

15th Dec, 2pm - Cashmere Club. Spot<br />

prizes, raffles, guest artists + Father<br />

Christmas, $5 entry.<br />

ARMADILLO'S BECKENHAM, 155<br />

Colombo St: Saturday 9pm - Mama Rock.<br />

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:<br />

Thursday 8pm – Open Mic, all welcome, full<br />

backline provided, free. Friday 7pm (doors)<br />

– 50 years after it was recorded, NZeppelin,<br />

NZ’s best Led Zeppelin tribute act presents<br />

live - ‘<strong>The</strong> Song Remains the Same’, tickets<br />

$20+BF from UTR.co.nz, limited door sales<br />

$30. Saturday 8pm – Sanctuary Events<br />

presents Other Voices performing ‘<strong>The</strong> Cure<br />

in Orange’ Live, tickets $20+BF from<br />

UTR.co.nz or door sales. Sunday 4pm - Jimi<br />

Hendrix Birthday Bash, with a stellar line-up<br />

of Christchurch guitarists celebrating the<br />

master Jimi Hendrix on the eve of his 81st<br />

birthday! Feat Andy Genge, Harry Harrison,<br />

Ben Eldridge, Cameron Walsh, Richard<br />

Price, Rosanna Harvey, Matt Hall, Phil<br />

Doublet, Steven Gill, & Snow Valormae, with<br />

killer backing band Luke Smillie (drums),<br />

Stephen McDaid (bass), & Antony Pickard<br />

(Vocals), tickets $25+BF from UTR.co.nz or<br />

door sales. Monday 7pm – Believe It or Not<br />

Quiz, free. Tuesday 4.30pm and 6pm –<br />

Monster Music Performance Showcases, all<br />

welcome. Wednesday 4.30pm and 6pm –<br />

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welcome.<br />

AVONHEAD TAVERN, 120 Withells Rd:<br />

Friday 7.30pm - Flat City Brotherhood.<br />

BOO'S, Level 1, 98 Victoria St: Thursday<br />

8pm - Lauren Marshall. Friday 8pm -Steph<br />

McEwin 10.30pm - Ryan Ferris. Saturday<br />

8pm - Anand; 10.30pm - Jinx Duo.<br />

BRIDIE'S BAR, 401 Worcester St: Friday<br />

4pm - DJ Rakinem. Saturday 3pm - Solfire;<br />

6pm - DJ Rakinem.<br />

CARLTON, 1 Papanui Rd: Saturday 9pm -<br />

Flat City Brotherhood.<br />

CASHMERE CLUB, 50 Colombo St:<br />

Friday 7.30pm - <strong>The</strong> Party Singers.<br />

CHCH CASINO, 30 Victoria St:<br />

Thursday 6pm - Double or Nothing. Friday<br />

5.30pm - Smooth Talk; 9pm - Diamond<br />

Blue. Saturday 5.30pm - Rockabella; 9pm -<br />

Nightwatch. Sunday 4pm - Nyree.<br />

CHCH FOLK MUSIC CLUB, Irish<br />

Society Hall, 29 Domain Tce: Sunday<br />

7.30pm - Inlimbo.<br />

FAT EDDIES, 76 Hereford St: Thursday<br />

4.30pm - Corner Sounds Duo; 7.30pm -<br />

Live Band Karaoke; 11pm - Diamond Blue.<br />

Friday 2.30pm - King Tubbs Duo; 5pm -<br />

<strong>The</strong> Kingsmen Trio; 8.30pm - Mirrors; 12am<br />

- House of Groove. Saturday 2pm - Mike<br />

Ferrar Trio; 4.30pm - Nick & Dan; 8pm -<br />

Liberator; 11.30pm - Kingsmen. Sunday<br />

2.30pm - Nick Pitts Trio; 6pm - Cantora<br />

Duo.<br />

FOOD TRUCK ALLEY, 3 McCormacks<br />

Bay Rd: Sunday 4pm - Shards of Fire.<br />

HORNBY CLUB, 17 Carmen Rd:<br />

Saturday 8pm - Totally 80's Show, $30 entry.<br />

Sunday 1.30pm - Heart of Country, $10<br />

entry (upstairs); 3pm - Ian Mac (downstairs).<br />

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KAIAPOI CLUB, Raven's Quay: Friday<br />

6.30pm - Don't Tell Mama. Saturday 7.30pm<br />

- Psychic Medium, Alicia Bickett, tickets $45.<br />

Saturday 9th Dec, 8.30pm - Girls' Night Out<br />

feat. Wolfpack Male Revue, tickets $25.<br />

LIEDERTAFEL MALE VOICE CHOIR, St<br />

Andrew's College Chapel, 347<br />

Papanui Rd: Sunday 2.15pm - "Holly Jolly<br />

Christmas" concert directed by Thomas<br />

Woodfield. Door sales $25.<br />

MICKY FINN'S, 85a Hereford St:<br />

Thursday 8pm - D'Sendantz. Friday<br />

10.30pm - Red Zone. Saturday 10.30pm -<br />

Uncovered.<br />

OAK N FERRY, 608 Ferry Rd: Saturday<br />

8pm - Hired Guns.<br />

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118<br />

Racecourse Rd: Friday 7pm - DJ Chick<br />

Karaoke.<br />

RANGIORA MARKET IN THE PARK,<br />

Victoria Park, 1<strong>23</strong> Percival St: Friday<br />

3pm - Mandi Miller.<br />

RICHMOND CLUB, '<strong>The</strong> Borough', 75<br />

London St: Friday 7pm - Solfire. Saturday<br />

7pm - Speedboat. Sunday 3pm - Lissel.<br />

ROSE & THISTLE, 24a Main North Rdn<br />

St: Friday 8.30pm - A&J Karaoke. Saturday<br />

8.30pm - Hazel Diez Band.<br />

SHARKEY'S BAR, 96 Hoon Hay Rd:<br />

Friday 7pm - Sandy's Girl Power followed by<br />

Karaoke. Saturday 3.30pm - Kelvinator<br />

followedby Karaoke. Sunday 4pm - Open<br />

Mic with Ritchie Gilles & Solfire.<br />

SIDELINE BAR, 331 Stanmore Rd:<br />

Thursday - Jam Night with Ritchie Gillies &<br />

Nick Buchanan.<br />

TEMP'S BAR, 21 Goulding Ave:<br />

Saturday 8.30pm - Titanic.<br />

THE BOG, 50 Victoria St: Thursday 7pm<br />

- Quiz. Friday 6pm - Joel Lee; 10pm - <strong>The</strong><br />

Corks. Saturday 7pm - Neil Alexander;<br />

11pm - 12 Gauge. Sunday 5pm - Brogues<br />

Gallery. Monday 6pm - Sionna. Tuesday<br />

7.30pm - Jamesons Irish Sessions.<br />

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd:<br />

Friday - Open Mic. Wednesday 9pm -<br />

Titanic.<br />

THE LITTLE FIDDLE, 132 Oxford Tce:<br />

Thursday 9pm - Topia. Friday, Saturday 9pm<br />

- DJ's. Sunday 4pm - Sunday Session.<br />

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd:<br />

Thursday 6.30pm - Girl from Mars. Friday<br />

9.30pm - In the City. Saturday 9.30pm -<br />

Nexus. Sunday 6pm - Karaoke with Lance.<br />

Tuesday 8pm - Quiz. Wednesday 7.30pm -<br />

Karaoke with Lance.<br />

THE ROCKPOOL, 85 Hereford St:<br />

Thursday 9pm, Friday 8.30pm, Saturday<br />

8.30pm, Sunday 8pm - DJ's.<br />

WOODSTOCK, 291 Lincoln Rd:<br />

Thursday 7pm - Quiz. Friday 7.30pm - X-<br />

Files. Saturday 7.30pm - Live music.<br />

Wednesday 7pm - Willie's Open Mic.<br />

Sunday 3rd Dec, 7pm - Canterbury Blues<br />

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Street in <strong>November</strong><br />

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intersection of Brougham Street<br />

and Ensors Road until early<br />

December.<br />

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time for your journey. Thank you.<br />

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To do this construction work safely, traffic<br />

management will be in place. We are working<br />

at night from 6pm until 6am, seven days a week.<br />

• Brougham Street will have a lane open in<br />

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>23</strong><br />

Tamison, a Convergence<br />

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Thursday, <strong>November</strong> <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>23</strong><br />

Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper<br />

Young ballerina to jet off<br />

on scholarships<br />

• By Sasha Watson<br />

EVERY DANCER’S journey<br />

begins with a dream, and<br />

young ballerina Tamison<br />

Soppet is one step closer to<br />

realising hers after accepting<br />

scholarships from three<br />

international dance schools.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 13-year-old Te Kura<br />

correspondence school student<br />

will head to the Royal Ballet<br />

School in London, John Cranko<br />

Ballet in Germany, and Princess<br />

Grace Dance Academy in<br />

Monaco next year after being<br />

offered scholarships to attend<br />

each for up to four weeks.<br />

Said mum Toni Soppet: “She<br />

is very excited to be going out<br />

into the big wide world; she’s<br />

nervous but grounded.<br />

“We have the opportunity<br />

to first go to New York for the<br />

Youth Grand Prix ballet finals<br />

and, in July, Tamison would<br />

like to go to a summer school in<br />

Winnipeg on a scholarship she<br />

was offered last year.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>n, we will come home for<br />

a bit before leaving to go to each<br />

of the schools in Europe.”<br />

DREAM<br />

BIG:<br />

Tamison<br />

Soppet<br />

will head<br />

to three<br />

European<br />

dance<br />

schools on<br />

scholarships<br />

of up to<br />

four weeks.<br />

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Stage<br />

one New<br />

Brighton<br />

Rd repairs<br />

under way<br />

A SECTION OF New Brighton<br />

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to resolve long-standing flooding<br />

and pothole issues.<br />

Work has begun and will be<br />

completed in two stages.<br />

Stage one will see the renewal<br />

of the section between Lake Terrace<br />

Rd back towards the pump<br />

station that borders the red zone,<br />

while stage two will see a new<br />

bridge built close to the existing<br />

culverts outside the pump station<br />

after Christmas.<br />

<strong>The</strong> road will be raised between<br />

800-1000mm to prevent any<br />

future issues with flooding.<br />

Once the bridge has been completed,<br />

the road will be resurfaced<br />

around to the corner of Locksley<br />

Ave.<br />

City council city streets maintenance<br />

manager Steve Guy said<br />

the road outside the pump station<br />

Dance Studios student, was also<br />

Tamison’s Dance Destiny’ was<br />

after three culverts separated<br />

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offered a fourth scholarship to<br />

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Melbourne, which Soppet said<br />

was “not being ruled out”.<br />

To help fund the trip, a<br />

Givealittle page called ‘Ballet<br />

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set up last week, with a goal<br />

of $25,000.<br />

“Every contribution, no matter<br />

the size, would get her closer<br />

to her dreams,” said Soppet.<br />

<strong>The</strong> decision comes after<br />

Tamison was recruited a the<br />

Youth America Grand Prix ballet<br />

competition, held in Sydney<br />

in September, after competing<br />

against more than 200 dancers<br />

aged 12-14.<br />

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of performing and attending<br />

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masterclasses, where<br />

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the junior grand prix title was<br />

officially awarded to her by consensus<br />

of a four-judge panel.<br />

Said Soppet: “Though<br />

winning competitions is<br />

amazing, making people<br />

feel something through her<br />

dancing is the real triumph and<br />

something Tamison strives for.”<br />

during the February 22, 2011<br />

earthquake.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> culverts have been<br />

functioning, but no to their full<br />

capacity like before the quakes, so<br />

the slump has meant water ponds<br />

on the road and doesn’t drain<br />

away. As drivers head through the<br />

water, it is forced under the road<br />

surface and that’s what causes the<br />

potholes to appear,” he said.<br />

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