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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER <strong>30</strong>, <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Planting out waterways<br />

sure ‘beats math class’<br />

SCHOOL KIDS have been<br />

getting their hands dirty<br />

to restore the area around<br />

Beckenham Ponds.<br />

Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto<br />

(Beckenham School) pupils<br />

from years 5-6 have been<br />

hard at work restoring and<br />

planting out the area as part of<br />

the healthy waterways school<br />

programme.<br />

City council staff have worked<br />

corroboratively to support the<br />

pupils with planting native trees<br />

and learning about the unique,<br />

spring-fed wetland.<br />

The pupils proudly boast<br />

about the number of plants<br />

they have put in the ground this<br />

season, delicately weeding while<br />

searching for bugs and pointing<br />

out bubbles surfacing from the<br />

spring-fed ponds.<br />

“We spent the whole day<br />

planting at the start of the year<br />

and got to stay by the water all<br />

day,” one student said.<br />

“It’s been so rainy this year we<br />

haven’t been able to come down<br />

as much, but this beats math<br />

class.”<br />

City council community<br />

waterways adviser Georgina St<br />

John-Ives said the council has<br />

had a long relationship with the<br />

school.<br />

“We make sure to support<br />

them with ongoing maintenance<br />

and a long-term commitment<br />

to the ponds.<br />

“The area has become a<br />

special place that holds a deep<br />

connection with the school and<br />

a real gem through the restoration.”<br />

The healthy waterways<br />

programme is run through the<br />

community waterways partnership,<br />

which supports the development<br />

of initiatives to improve<br />

the health and biodiversity of<br />

the city’s urban waterways.<br />

Said city council community<br />

partnerships ranger Heidi Wilton:<br />

“It’s important to nurture<br />

the relationships we develop<br />

through this programme, making<br />

sure we practice sustainability<br />

and support the community.”<br />

The Beckenham circuit was<br />

traditionally used by Māori as<br />

place for gathering food.<br />

The ponds are the only<br />

remaining area of the marsh<br />

today, and with the help of<br />

the local community are<br />

being restored to their natural<br />

environment.<br />

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South Christchurch<br />

Farmers’ Market<br />

Sunday, 9am-noon<br />

South Library<br />

The South Christchurch Farmers’<br />

Market (formerly the Opawa Farmers’<br />

Market) has one of the best selections<br />

of local produce in the city from wellknown,<br />

trusted local growers. Try<br />

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pastries, free-range eggs, locally made<br />

cheeses, seasonal fruits and more.<br />

Fingerpicking Delights<br />

Sunday, 7.<strong>30</strong>-9.<strong>30</strong>pm<br />

Irish Society Hall, Spreydon<br />

Tony Hale welcomes you to another<br />

edition of this long-running guitar<br />

concert, in which the best guitar fingerpickers<br />

in Christchurch, and sometimes<br />

beyond, combine into a versatile<br />

concert with something for all. The<br />

concert will be compered by Neill<br />

Pickard and will feature the playng<br />

of Graham Wardrop, Sue Galvin,<br />

David Smith and Steph McEwin. The<br />

performance starts at 7.<strong>30</strong>pm, door<br />

sales available - cash only. Tea, coffee,<br />

biscuits and cake available during<br />

the break, also bar facilities for cold<br />

refreshments throughout the night,<br />

Eftpos available for purchases only.<br />

Manu Competition, Sunday, noon-2pm, at Waltham Summer Pool.<br />

Get amongst the fun and join in the manu competition to win prizes and<br />

become the Christchurch City Council manu champion. Four heats are<br />

being held at the pools across the city ahead of the grand final on January<br />

21 at Jellie Park. Enter in one of four categories: under 13s, 13-18 years,<br />

open female and adult. At the end of the competition season, the top three<br />

queens or kings of the manu will be awarded an official trophy and prizes.<br />

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winners of the manu competition will get free entry to the Z Manu World<br />

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2024. General pool admission price applies. Children aged 5-10 (inclusive)<br />

are required to complete a deep-water swim test before using the deep end<br />

of the main pool.<br />

Christmas Balls Knitting<br />

Workshop<br />

Monday, 10.<strong>30</strong>am-12noon<br />

South Library<br />

Get ready for Christmas with gorgeous<br />

Norwegian-style knitted<br />

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Christmas Ball, the basic pattern and<br />

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bring your own DP needles and wool<br />

if you prefer a certain colour.<br />

South Library Chess Group<br />

Wednesday, 1-3pm<br />

South Library<br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2023</strong> 3<br />

New song an ode to Sumner<br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

MUSICIAN Neville Barrie<br />

has written a catchy tune for<br />

Sumner to celebrate the old<br />

and look forward to the new.<br />

Sumner by the Sea hopes to<br />

capture the area’s spirit and<br />

mark a new chapter with the<br />

opening of the Coastal Pathway.<br />

Barrie said the song pays<br />

tribute to the Sumner he grew<br />

up in.<br />

“It’s a swan song to say thank<br />

you,” he said.<br />

The 81-year-old has been<br />

an entertainer and musician<br />

for decades. He is most well<br />

known for being the lead<br />

singer and guitarist for The<br />

Footsteps in the 1970s. Barrie<br />

has also worked as a magician<br />

and comedian.<br />

He lives in Moncks Bay with<br />

his wife Liz.<br />

In the song, a reggae beat,<br />

shakers and subtle electric<br />

guitar emulate the feeling of<br />

the beach and nostalgia for the<br />

past.<br />

Barrie said the Coastal<br />

Pathway is a positive addition<br />

to Sumner and will encourage<br />

more visitors.<br />

“Go for a walk in the morning<br />

and see the sunrise and<br />

see the ships. It’s really quite<br />

fantastic.”<br />

In the song he sings of the<br />

impact the pathway might<br />

have.<br />

Coastal pathways lead the<br />

way for families and holidays<br />

like it used to be, Sumner by the<br />

sea.<br />

The lyrics explore the suburb’s<br />

community feel, as well<br />

as iconic locations like Cave<br />

Rock.<br />

Surfboards skim across the<br />

whites, head for shore with<br />

friends unite. Never felt so free,<br />

Sumner by the sea.<br />

Barrie expresses his deep<br />

care for Sumner in the opening<br />

line.<br />

Sumner by the sea fills my<br />

heart with wonder. Locked into<br />

my dreams, long ago when I<br />

was younger.<br />

A children’s entertainer for<br />

the past 50 years, Barrie said he<br />

hopes to perform the song in<br />

local schools.<br />

The song was composed and<br />

sung by Barrie with music performed<br />

by Arnie van Bussel.<br />

• Sumner by the<br />

Sea can be found on van<br />

Bussel’s YouTube channel<br />

– www.youtube.com/<br />

watch?v=2s4UHyWbry4<br />

MELODY:<br />

Cave Rock<br />

features in the<br />

song written<br />

by 81-yearold<br />

musician<br />

Neville Barrie.<br />

PHOTO: TOMMY<br />

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Sumner by the sea, fills my<br />

heart with wonder<br />

Locked into my dreams,<br />

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Cave Rock echoes back my<br />

calls, flagpole standing proud<br />

and tall like it used to be<br />

Sumner by the sea<br />

Footprints in the sand,<br />

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Aqua-blue and green,<br />

blending my emotions<br />

Surfboards skim across the<br />

white, head for shore where<br />

friends unite, never felt so free<br />

Sumner by the sea<br />

Sumner by the sea<br />

I set my sight on<br />

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And take a ride along the<br />

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The morning sunrise lights<br />

the day, so ships can sail along<br />

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In Sumner by the sea<br />

Walk the village streets, to<br />

the rhythm of its heartbeat<br />

History repeats,<br />

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Coastal pathways lead<br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2023</strong> 5<br />

Santa drops in before the big day<br />

• By Geoff Sloan<br />

THE FESTIVE season was<br />

launched in style with the first<br />

ever Christmas Show Parade at<br />

Canterbury Agricultural Park.<br />

Blue skies and warm temperatures<br />

attracted more than<br />

35,000 people to the colourful<br />

spectacle on Sunday.<br />

Parade director Jason Reekers<br />

said it was great to finally<br />

get the event up and running<br />

after a four-year break due to<br />

Covid and rain last year.<br />

“We have all of the old traditional<br />

Santa parade floats that<br />

date back 75 years,” he said.<br />

The last Christmas parade<br />

in the city was held in 2019 on<br />

Madras St.<br />

“We’ve restored them<br />

all, fixed all the motors, and<br />

we’ve got some new ones.<br />

We’ve got 66 entries in the<br />

parade, all singing,<br />

all dancing and they’re looking<br />

beautiful.”<br />

The floats will include a giant<br />

Mother Goose, Disney Princesses<br />

and traditional favourites<br />

like the Mad Hatter.Reekers<br />

said logistics meant rethinking<br />

the event and combining the<br />

parade with a festival.<br />

“We couldn’t get the parade<br />

in the city. Christchurch has<br />

been designed in a way that it<br />

can’t really host a parade. So<br />

we’ve had everything here at<br />

the park, but we couldn’t just<br />

bring people here to the park<br />

just for a parade. So we’ve had<br />

to supply entertainment.”<br />

The event is run by the<br />

Christchurch Children’s Christmas<br />

Parade Trust, which want<br />

to re-establish it as the city’s<br />

premier Christmas celebration.<br />

Headline act Santa Claus arrived<br />

on time to an appreciative<br />

audience.<br />

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FESTIVE: Disney characters the Hatter and the Queen of Hearts featured in the parade, with<br />

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Opawa Road<br />

Brougham Street<br />

Key<br />

Construction area<br />

Traffic flow<br />

Vienna Street<br />

Goldsmith Pl<br />

Wilsons Road<br />

Brougham Street<br />

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Night works on SH76<br />

Brougham Street in December<br />

Around Wilsons Road<br />

Orion is installing new 66kV<br />

underground power cable along<br />

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Road during December.<br />

To do this construction work safely,<br />

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We are working at night from<br />

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Brougham Street will be open while we<br />

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The traffic management will change as<br />

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Please expect delays and allow extra<br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

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Start a new<br />

Christmas tradition<br />

What could be better than starting some new family traditions this year? Christmas traditions are memories<br />

in the making and help spread a little festive cheer whether with your loved ones or out in the community.<br />

10 great ideas to help make Christmas a magical time of the year<br />

1. Create a Christmas playlist with some of<br />

your favourite carols and songs – play it<br />

loud and every day, if that’s your thing.<br />

Or plan a pre-Christmas sing-along<br />

evening – don’t forget to supply the song<br />

sheet so everyone can join in too.<br />

2. Get into the spirit of Christmas by getting<br />

together with family or friends to help<br />

decorate each other’s houses – turn up<br />

the music, drink the wine and go all out<br />

to deck the halls.<br />

3. Make and send homemade Christmas<br />

cards – there’s nothing more exciting<br />

than getting mail, right? Or how about<br />

writing some generic ones and dropping<br />

them into your nearest retirement<br />

home to brighten up an elderly person’s<br />

Christmas.<br />

4. Buy your family Christmas tee-shirts or<br />

Santa hats to wear on the day and don’t<br />

forget to take a family selfie.<br />

5. Fill a shoebox with gifts for a child, wrap<br />

it with a bow, and deliver to the nearest<br />

community gift tree – check with your<br />

local library and label with age and<br />

gender.<br />

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6. Have a yearly family, friends or neighbour<br />

outdoor games night with drinks and<br />

nibbles leading up to the big day – think<br />

Pétanque, hoopla, mini golf, giant chess,<br />

or croquet.<br />

7. Take a leaf out of Iceland’s traditional<br />

‘Jolabokaflod’ or Christmas Book Flood,<br />

and give a book as a gift on Christmas<br />

Eve each year – don’t forget to write<br />

inside the cover who it’s from and the<br />

date.<br />

8. Make a list of must see Christmas movies<br />

to watch a week before Christmas day<br />

Christmas<br />

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nightwear for the special<br />

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and tick off the ones you’ve watched.<br />

Don’t forget the popcorn and hot<br />

chocolate or nibbles and wine.<br />

9. Make and give a handmade ornament<br />

as a gift each year – the lucky receiver’s<br />

Christmas tree will be covered with<br />

beautiful, handmade memories.<br />

10. Make homemade hot chocolate on<br />

Christmas Eve or on Christmas morning<br />

to drink while the presents are being<br />

opened – decorate with whipped cream,<br />

grated chocolate, marshmallows, or<br />

crushed candy canes.<br />

Beautiful range of<br />

Christmas gifts instore<br />

Swarovski crystal<br />

Christmas<br />

earrings made<br />

onsite, other<br />

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Thursday <strong>November</strong> <strong>30</strong> <strong>2023</strong><br />

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2<br />

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Santa’s Brekkie Pancakes<br />

with fresh berries<br />

This one is not just for the kids – the sweetness of the bananas makes these<br />

pancakes scrumptious and a delicious, healthy breakfast hit for everyone!<br />

You will need:<br />

• 4-5 bananas (soft enough to mash)<br />

• 4 eggs<br />

• ½ cup rice flour<br />

• 2 tbsp whole linseed<br />

• ½ tsp salt<br />

• grated lemon rind<br />

• juice from 1 lemon<br />

• splash of vanilla<br />

• butter to cook the pancakes<br />

Method:<br />

1. Peel and mash the bananas in a bowl.<br />

2. Stir in the eggs, vanilla, linseed, salt<br />

and lemon ingredients.<br />

3. Add flour and mix to a smooth batter.<br />

4. Cook pancakes in frypan on one side<br />

until they bubble on the surface or hold<br />

together enough to be flipped over.<br />

5. If the mixture is thick, flatten the<br />

pancakes out once they’ve been turned<br />

over. Each pancake should be around<br />

1cm thick.<br />

Kid’s version:<br />

Decorate each pancake with red berries<br />

for Santa’s hat, Greek yoghurt or<br />

whipped cream for Santa’s beard and<br />

chocolate buttons or grape halves for<br />

Santa’s eyes.<br />

Adult’s version:<br />

Serve with a mix of fresh strawberries,<br />

blueberries, raspberries, and<br />

boysenberries. Top off with Greek<br />

yoghurt.<br />

Christmas Day<br />

25TH DECEMBER<br />

<strong>2023</strong><br />

Enjoy a fabulous stress free family feast<br />

this Christmas at Valentines<br />

ADULTS $105 / 5 - 1 2yrs $50 / 1 - 4yrs $25<br />

Valentines wishes you a very<br />

Merry Christmas and a safe and<br />

Happy New Year<br />

SOUPS AND ENTREES<br />

Start your Christmas meal off with our tasty<br />

selection of soups that are made in house, an<br />

assortment of bread options and an extensive<br />

range of Hot Entrees before your Main Course.<br />

MAIN COURSE<br />

• Glazed Baked Champagne Ham<br />

• Slow Roasted Pork & Sweet Peppers<br />

• Tandoori Chicken • Grilled Sirloin Steak<br />

• Grilled Lamb • Garlic Truffle Prawns<br />

• Stuffed Roast Turkey • BBQ Pork Spareribs<br />

Choose from our extensive range of quality<br />

wines, beers, cocktails, special coffees and non<br />

alchoholic beverages to accompany your meal.<br />

INTERNATIONAL CUISINES<br />

Enjoy different flavours from around the world<br />

with our extensive offering of exotic international<br />

curries and dishes.<br />

SALADS<br />

A variety of salads and accompaniments<br />

available to enjoy with your Christmas Meal.<br />

SEAFOOD<br />

• Whole South Island Salmon • Whole Prawns<br />

• Half Shell Pacific Oysters • Shrimp Cocktail<br />

• Baked Market Fish in Lemon Caper Sauce<br />

• Seafood Cocktail • Half Shell Mussels<br />

• Ceviche in Coconut Cream • Cajun Seafood Boil<br />

• Cold Smoked Salmon<br />

DESSERTS<br />

Indulge in a variety of cakes and decadent<br />

desserts along with:<br />

• Christmas Pavlova • Chocolate Fountain<br />

• Soft Serve Ice Cream • Fruit Cheesecakes<br />

• Brandy Snaps with Chantilly Cream<br />

• Christmas Pudding • Brandy Sauce<br />

• Chocolate Chip Trifle • Profiteroles<br />

• Pecan Pie • Eaton Mess<br />

End your dining experience with a<br />

selection of NZ Cheese & Crackers and<br />

a cup of tea / specialty coffee.<br />

7/11 Chalmers St, Hornby, Christchurch<br />

To Book: 0800 VAL BUFFET or valentines.co.nz


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CROSSWORD<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6 7<br />

8<br />

9 10<br />

324<br />

SUDOKU<br />

Every row, column and box should<br />

contain the digits 1 to 9.<br />

WordBuilder<br />

WORDBUILDER<br />

224<br />

6<br />

C I T<br />

P E K<br />

11 12<br />

13 14 15<br />

16 17 18 19<br />

How many words of three or more letters,<br />

How including many plurals, words can you of make three from or the more six<br />

letters, using each letter only once? No foreign<br />

words or words beginning with a capital are<br />

allowed. There's at least one six-letter word.<br />

once?<br />

TODAY<br />

Good 12 Very Good 15 Excellent 19<br />

Solution 223: eon, net, nor, not, note, one, ore,<br />

otter, rent, ret, roe, rot, rote, ROTTEN, ten, tenor,<br />

word. tent, tern, toe, ton, tone, toner, tor, tore, torn, tort,<br />

torte, tot, tote, trot.<br />

letters, including plurals, can you make<br />

from the six letters, using each only<br />

No words beginning with a capital are<br />

allowed. There’s at least one six-letter<br />

Good 12 Very Good 15 Excellent 19<br />

20<br />

21 22 23<br />

24 25<br />

26 27<br />

Across<br />

1. Drink (6)<br />

4. German submarines (1-5)<br />

9. Cycle (4)<br />

10. Planned meeting (10)<br />

11. Stroke (6)<br />

12. For ever (8)<br />

13. Divided (9)<br />

15. Just (4)<br />

16. Drunkards (4)<br />

17. Bearing of 45 degrees (9)<br />

21. Cocktail (8)<br />

22. Ridiculous (6)<br />

24. Exaggerated comical drawing of<br />

a person (10)<br />

25. Singe (4)<br />

26. Natural hot spring (6)<br />

27. Against (L) (6)<br />

Down<br />

1. Copy (7)<br />

2. Musical note (5)<br />

3. Coffee maker (7)<br />

5. Pager (6)<br />

6. Edge (9)<br />

7. Stroll (7)<br />

8. Informal (13)<br />

14. Artefact from the past (9)<br />

16. Large black Sumatran gibbon (7)<br />

18. Swing for acrobats (7)<br />

19. Exceed (7)<br />

20. Become wider (6)<br />

23. Dismisses (5)<br />

Crossword<br />

Across: 1. Imbibe, 4.<br />

U-boats, 9. Bike, 10.<br />

Rendezvous, 11. Caress, 12.<br />

Eternity, 13. Separated, 15.<br />

Fair, 16. Sots, 17. Northeast,<br />

21. Daiquiri, 22. Absurd, 24.<br />

Caricature, 25. Char, 26.<br />

Geyser, 27. Versus.<br />

Down: 1. Imitate, 2. Breve,<br />

3. Barista, 5. Beeper, 6.<br />

Advantage, 7. Saunter,<br />

8. Unceremonious, 14.<br />

Antiquity, 16. Siamang, 18.<br />

Trapeze, 19. Surpass, 20.<br />

Dilate, 23. Sacks.<br />

WordBuilder<br />

cep, cite, epic, ice, kepi,<br />

kept, kip, kit, kite, peck, pet,<br />

pic, pick, PICKET, pie, pike,<br />

pit, tic, tick, tie, tip<br />

DECODER<br />

Each number represents a different letter of the alphabet. Write the<br />

given letters into all squares with matching numbers. Now work out<br />

which letters are represented by the other numbers.<br />

Decoder<br />

Sudoku<br />

All puzzles copyright<br />

T H E P U Z Z L E C O M P A N Y<br />

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• Top prices paid $$$<br />

• Open Saturday morning<br />

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