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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, <strong>2023</strong><br />

www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Eldest son gets siblings out<br />

as fire rips through house<br />

• By Sasha Watson<br />

A SPREYDON family won’t be<br />

celebrating Christmas quite like<br />

they had thought, after their<br />

home was severely damaged by<br />

fire.<br />

Debralea<br />

Leslie and her<br />

three sons,<br />

Ra, 13, Brax,<br />

11, and Mana,<br />

9, are in<br />

emergency accommodation<br />

after a blaze<br />

swept through<br />

the Lyttelton St property.<br />

The fire started in the laundry<br />

at 8.30pm on November 26<br />

while Leslie was at work.<br />

“My three boys were with the<br />

babysitter . . . and said they’d<br />

smelt the smoke first before<br />

flames came from the laundry.<br />

Once the fire took hold of the<br />

curtains, my boys freaked out<br />

and ran outside.<br />

“I am proud<br />

of my eldest<br />

(left) for getting<br />

everyone<br />

out safely, and<br />

even checking<br />

Ra Leslie<br />

Debralea<br />

Leslie<br />

on our neighbours<br />

to make<br />

sure they were<br />

alright.”<br />

Within 10 minutes of the fire<br />

breaking out, the fire and emergency<br />

team arrived at the scene<br />

but it was too late – the fire had<br />

devastated all of the rooms except<br />

for two, which were badly<br />

damaged by the smoke.<br />

Nothing in the house survived,<br />

bar the clothes on the<br />

family’s back.<br />

Said Leslie: “Unfortunately,<br />

my insurance will not cover<br />

everything. Some things are<br />

irreplaceable – like sentimental<br />

pieces left by my mum and dad<br />

who died, respectively, in 1994<br />

and 2001.<br />

“We don’t have a home to go<br />

to – it’s still very fresh and quite<br />

raw and overwhelming but<br />

I’m trying to be strong for my<br />

children.<br />

“This Christmas will be hard,<br />

we have no plans whatsoever<br />

now. We were going to have a<br />

big cheesy family Christmas,<br />

with all of us in matching<br />

shirts. I’d just bought them<br />

too.”<br />

She said the fire investigators<br />

haven’t yet found the ignition<br />

source.<br />

A Fire and Emergency<br />

spokesperson said an<br />

investigation into the incident<br />

is ongoing.<br />

The family has been<br />

placed into emergency<br />

accommodation in Papanui<br />

until they can find a place to<br />

rent.<br />

Said Leslie: “My boss has<br />

been amazing as she put us<br />

in a b&b until (emergency)<br />

accommodation became<br />

available. The community has<br />

been super supportive, they’ve<br />

been more than willing to help<br />

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what’s on<br />

this week<br />

Christmas Spectacular<br />

Sunday, 10am-4pm<br />

Ferrymead Heritage Park<br />

Go along for a day of family fun at the<br />

Ferrymead Christmas Spectacular.<br />

Enjoy rides on the steam train and<br />

trams, explore the park and its many<br />

activities and exhibits. Expect face<br />

painting, pony rides, a petting zoo,<br />

bouncy castles, food and more.<br />

Limited door sales on the day. The<br />

Sumner Silver Band will perform in<br />

the morning. Ticket prices range from<br />

$6.66-$20.16 and are available on<br />

Eventfinda.<br />

Christmas Characters<br />

Monday-Saturday, all day<br />

Spreydon and South Library<br />

Colour and craft a Christmas crowd.<br />

This is an unsupervised activity with<br />

all materials provided at the library.<br />

Handmade Holidays<br />

All week, all day<br />

Spreydon and South Library<br />

Create a designer gift bag. This is an<br />

unsupervised activity. Free, no bookings<br />

required. All materials for the<br />

crafts are provided in the library.<br />

Chess Group<br />

Wednesday, 1-3pm<br />

South Library<br />

Pop along for a game of chess and<br />

The Tannery Christmas Market, Thursday, 10am-9pm, Woolston.<br />

The atrium will be filled with talented local vendors who will provide<br />

unique gifts you won’t find elsewhere. Stalls will have a range of locally<br />

made products available and will be open late (until 9pm) so all your<br />

gifting needs will be covered. The bar will open at 5pm so you can<br />

peruse the stalls with your favourite tipple in hand, and there will be<br />

complimentary canapes circulating throughout the evening. Join in for a<br />

truly exceptional day of festivities.<br />

meet up with other chess players.<br />

There will be some chess sets available,<br />

but bring your own just in case<br />

there are more players than boards.<br />

JP Clinics<br />

Spreydon Library – Thursday,<br />

10.30am-1.30pm<br />

South Library – Tuesday, 10am-1pm<br />

A Justice of the Peace will be available<br />

to members of the community to<br />

witness signatures and documents,<br />

certify document copies, hear oaths,<br />

declarations, affidavits or affirmations<br />

as well as sign citizenship, sponsorship<br />

or rates rebates applications. This<br />

service is free.<br />

Wa Korero: Storytimes<br />

Spreydon Library – Fridays, 10.30-<br />

11am<br />

South Library – Tuesdays, 11-11.30am<br />

Meet others in our community when<br />

Thursday <strong>December</strong> 7 <strong>2023</strong><br />

you and your preschooler attend<br />

for a fun variety of stories, songs<br />

and rhymes which foster children’s<br />

literacy. All whānau and caregivers<br />

welcome.<br />

Wā Pēpi Babytimes<br />

Wednesday, 10.30-11am<br />

Spreydon Library<br />

Encourage learning through<br />

language. Wā Pēpi-Babytimes is an<br />

interactive programme including<br />

music, movement, rhymes and a story.<br />

Recommended for under 2-year-olds.<br />

Free.<br />

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Thursday <strong>December</strong> 7 <strong>2023</strong> 3<br />

Final stage of Cashmere<br />

dam close to completion<br />

THE FINAL stage of the<br />

Cashmere Worsleys Valley flood<br />

storage facility in the upper<br />

catchment of the Ōpāwaho<br />

Heathcote River is nearing<br />

completion.<br />

The facility has progressed<br />

in stages – the upper part of<br />

the valley has been open to<br />

the public for about 18 months<br />

and is well-established with<br />

native planting, providing a<br />

recreational area for the<br />

public.<br />

The final stage of the project,<br />

Cashmere Valley dam, is close<br />

to finished.<br />

Said city council head of three<br />

waters Brent Smith: “Works<br />

left to be completed include<br />

(the) remaining landscaping –<br />

some paths and wetland/shrub<br />

planting. Larger trees will be<br />

planted in autumn.<br />

“The mechanical and<br />

electrical commissioning of the<br />

control gate will take place in<br />

early 2024.”<br />

The dam is expected to be<br />

fully commissioned in early<br />

2024, allowing the benefits of<br />

the facility to be realised, and<br />

delivering enhanced protection<br />

against flooding for residents<br />

that live close to the Ōpāwaho<br />

Heathcote River downstream of<br />

the facility.<br />

“Residents will also be<br />

able to enjoy the enhanced<br />

environment through the<br />

extensive native planting, which<br />

is attracting more wildlife<br />

and additional recreational<br />

opportunities,” said Smith.<br />

“Benefits include enhanced<br />

environmental assets, increased<br />

biodiversity and recreational<br />

opportunities. The project is<br />

part of the Upper Heathcote<br />

flood storage programme that<br />

was started in response to<br />

the flooding experienced in<br />

2013/14.<br />

“Combined with Te Kuru,<br />

Wigram Basin and Curletts<br />

Basin, this programme<br />

of work helps to provide<br />

significant capacity to store<br />

stormwater during significant<br />

rainfall events and reduce the<br />

likelihood of flooding in the<br />

Ōpawaho River catchment.”<br />

The areas of the Cashmere<br />

Valley currently closed off for<br />

construction are expected to<br />

be open to the public by the<br />

Christmas break, with the<br />

lower and upper valleys linked<br />

to form a cohesive network of<br />

paths and native planting.<br />

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Iconic car<br />

gets back in<br />

the game<br />

• By Sasha Watson<br />

IT WAS the VIP car of choice<br />

during the 1974 Commonwealth<br />

Games in Christchurch.<br />

And now one of the distinctive<br />

Holden Kingswoods will be<br />

part of the Santa Parade in New<br />

Brighton on Saturday.<br />

The Kingswood is the New<br />

Brighton Museum’s showpiece in<br />

the parade.<br />

Museum president Wayne<br />

Hawker said the vehicle is “the<br />

jewel in their crown”.<br />

“After the games, the Kingswoods<br />

were sold off. This<br />

particular vehicle was bought by<br />

the Freakish family and has been<br />

owned by the same family ever<br />

since.<br />

“While its owner, Clint, is<br />

based in Nelson, parents Paul and<br />

Heather care for the car which is<br />

based here.”<br />

The parade will take place on<br />

the corner of Marine Pde and<br />

Hawke St, starting at 10.30am.<br />

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Thursday <strong>December</strong> 7 <strong>2023</strong><br />

Cycleway<br />

from city to<br />

Heathcote<br />

now open<br />

A NEW section of the Heathcote<br />

cycleway is now open, from The<br />

Tannery to the Heathcote Valley.<br />

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony<br />

on Friday, the Puari ki Kahuhura<br />

Heathcote Expressway’s second section<br />

was opened.<br />

It runs from The Tannery along<br />

Cumnor Tce beside the Ōpāwaho<br />

Heathcote River, then onto Vaila Pl<br />

before cutting through Kennaway<br />

Reserve along State Highway 74.<br />

It then crosses Scruttons Rd<br />

before following the railway tracks<br />

past Ferrymead Heritage Park to<br />

Truscotts Rd and Martindales Rd.<br />

The first section of the cycleway,<br />

connecting the central city to The<br />

Tannery, opened in 2019.<br />

The new section includes a mix<br />

of pathway and boardwalks, as well<br />

as new fencing along the route,<br />

lighting for visibility and two new<br />

railway crossings.<br />

Said Heathcote councillor Sara<br />

Templeton: “I am so thrilled to<br />

see this cycleway open, it has been<br />

hugely anticipated by the local community<br />

and will provide another<br />

safe option for people to use.”<br />

The project cost $13.8 million<br />

with $8.2m from Rau Paenga<br />

through the Government’s shovel<br />

ready programme.<br />

Coastal Pathway worth wait<br />

THE FINAL section of the<br />

Coastal Pathway has officially<br />

opened to the public, marking<br />

the completion of the decadelong<br />

project.<br />

Deputy mayor Pauline Cotter<br />

said the already completed<br />

sections of the pathway have<br />

been attracting about 16,000<br />

users a month, and that’s<br />

expected to increase.<br />

The final section of the<br />

pathway in Moncks Bay was<br />

opened in a ribbon-cutting<br />

ceremony last Thursday.<br />

The pathway will make the<br />

route from the city to Sumner<br />

more accessible for nonmotoring<br />

transit.<br />

“Te Ara Ihutai<br />

Christchurch<br />

Coastal Pathway<br />

is already proving<br />

to be a popular<br />

draw and is well<br />

worth the wait,”<br />

Pauline<br />

Cotter<br />

said Cotter.<br />

Running 6.5km<br />

from Ferrymead<br />

Bridge to Scarborough beach,<br />

the shared pathway aims to<br />

increase access and safety<br />

for people walking, cycling,<br />

scooting or skating along the<br />

coast.<br />

“Given the coastal<br />

environment and how narrow<br />

the worksite has been, the whole<br />

project has been a physically<br />

challenging one,” said Cotter.<br />

“The finished product is a<br />

beautiful asset to the whole city,<br />

and we’re sure it’s more than<br />

worth the hassle.”<br />

The concept for the pathway<br />

was approved by the city<br />

council in 2013 and was made<br />

possible with support from<br />

the Government’s shovel ready<br />

project fund.<br />

“The pathway is an example of<br />

the community taking the lead<br />

and working together with the<br />

council to get a great result.”<br />

The pathway has been a joint<br />

project between the council and<br />

Hanno<br />

Sander<br />

the Christchurch<br />

Coastal Pathway<br />

Group.<br />

Hanno Sander,<br />

resident and<br />

chair of the<br />

pathway group,<br />

said it’s not<br />

just another<br />

cycleway.<br />

“It creates a safe and<br />

beautiful connection between<br />

communities each separated<br />

by spurs off the Port Hills, and<br />

each with its own character.”<br />

ALL DONE: After<br />

a decade in the<br />

making, the Coastal<br />

Pathway is now<br />

complete and fully<br />

open to visitors.<br />

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Sander said the pathway will<br />

provide safer transport options<br />

for all, especially children on<br />

bikes going to school.<br />

“Christchurch pre-earthquake<br />

used to see itself as a gateway to<br />

other South Island tourist spots.<br />

However, the reality is that it is<br />

in a stunningly beautiful and<br />

interesting setting in its own<br />

right,” said Sander.<br />

He hopes the pathway will<br />

encourage visitors to stay longer<br />

in the coastal areas made more<br />

accessible.<br />

Opawa Road<br />

Key<br />

Brougham Street<br />

Construction area<br />

Traffic flow<br />

Vienna Street<br />

Goldsmith Pl<br />

Wilsons Road<br />

Brougham Street<br />

N<br />

Night works on SH76<br />

Brougham Street in <strong>December</strong><br />

Around Wilsons Road<br />

Orion is installing new 66kV<br />

underground power cable along<br />

Brougham Street near Wilsons<br />

Road during <strong>December</strong>.<br />

To do this construction work safely,<br />

traffic management will be in place.<br />

We are working at night from<br />

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

Brougham Street will be open while we<br />

work with one lane in each direction.<br />

The traffic management will change as<br />

work progresses. Follow all signs and<br />

instructions from our crew.<br />

Please expect delays and allow extra<br />

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

PHONE 03 363 9898 | 0800 363 9898<br />

haveyoursay.oriongroup.co.nz<br />

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Thursday <strong>December</strong> 7 <strong>2023</strong><br />

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in<br />

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 />

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 />

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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 />

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 />

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in<br />

Shops bursting with<br />

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The countdown to the big day is well underway, so making up the<br />

Christmas gift list will now be a top priority… if you haven’t already done so.<br />

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well as the Christmas treats for the table is so easy at<br />

our city’s malls and shopping centres, where the shops<br />

are bursting with festive merchandise.<br />

Every woman likes to receive body pampering<br />

gifts, and there is a huge selection of these priced<br />

to suit all budgets at the many pharmacies and gift<br />

shops around the city. Perfume is another favourite<br />

and again there is a wide selection to choose from,<br />

ranging from exciting new releases to the well-known<br />

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jewellery, fashion accessories, homewares and decor<br />

items – there’s no end to the ideas for the women on<br />

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The men are equally well catered for, from the<br />

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brothers and the DIY enthusiast and keen gardener<br />

husbands and dads. Choose from clothing, books,<br />

tools, personal grooming items and gadgets to put a<br />

smile on their face on Christmas morning.<br />

Speaking of smiles, nothing gives families more joy<br />

than seeing the excitement of the children opening<br />

their presents. Whether they are delivered by Santa<br />

or snuck under the tree by mum and dad, the cuddly<br />

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8<br />

Thursday <strong>December</strong> 7 <strong>2023</strong><br />

CROSSWORD<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6<br />

7 8 9<br />

10 11<br />

12 13 14<br />

15 16 17<br />

18<br />

325<br />

SUDOKU<br />

Every row, column and box should<br />

contain the digits 1 to 9.<br />

WordBuilder<br />

WORDBUILDER<br />

225<br />

6<br />

L E G<br />

N U T<br />

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 19 Very Good 23 Excellent 27<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 />

Solution 224: cep, cite, epic, ice, kepi, kept, kip, kit,<br />

kite, peck, pet, pic, pick, PICKET, pie, pike, pit, tic,<br />

word. tick, tie, tip.<br />

Good 19 Very Good 23 Excellent 27<br />

19 20 21 22<br />

23 24<br />

25 26<br />

Across<br />

7. Defeatist (8)<br />

9. Fake (6)<br />

10. Sieve (4)<br />

11. Teeming (10)<br />

12. A division of the year (6)<br />

14. Repentant (8)<br />

15. Type of ring (6)<br />

16. Fairy-like creature (6)<br />

19. Ambitious, enterprising person<br />

(2-6)<br />

21. Truth (6)<br />

23. Edible flower (10)<br />

24. Farm building (4)<br />

25. Repudiate (6)<br />

26. Balustrade (8)<br />

Down<br />

1. Reason (6)<br />

2. Repose (4)<br />

3. String of words (8)<br />

4. Organ (6)<br />

5. Small breed of dog (3,7)<br />

6. Badinage (8)<br />

8. Hit hard (6)<br />

13. Proposition (10)<br />

15. Irregular (8)<br />

17. Footpath (8)<br />

18. Ghost (6)<br />

20. Crowd (6)<br />

22. Swollen, distended (6)<br />

24. Incinerate (4)<br />

Crossword<br />

Across: 7. Hopeless,<br />

9. Phoney, 10. Sift, 11.<br />

Torrential, 12. Season,<br />

14. Contrite, 15. Signet,<br />

16. Sprite, 19. Go-getter,<br />

21. Verity, 23. Nasturtium,<br />

24. Barn, 25. Disown, 26.<br />

Handrail.<br />

Down: 1. Motive, 2. Rest,<br />

3. Sentence, 4. Spleen, 5.<br />

Fox terrier, 6. Repartee, 8.<br />

Struck, 13. Suggestion, 15.<br />

Sporadic, 17. Pavement,<br />

18. Wraith, 20. Throng, 22.<br />

Turgid, 24. Burn.<br />

WordBuilder<br />

gel, gelt, gen, gent, get,<br />

glen, glue, glut, GLUTEN,<br />

gnu, gun, gut, leg, lent, let,<br />

leu, lug, luge, lune, lung,<br />

lunge, lute, net, nut, teg, ten,<br />

tug, tun, tune, ute<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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Thursday <strong>December</strong> 7 <strong>2023</strong><br />

Discover why residents love<br />

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Summerset Prebbleton<br />

578 Springs Road, Prebbleton<br />

03 353 6312 | summerset.co.nz/prebbleton<br />

Image is indicative. *All homes are sold under a licence to occupy and are subject to availability.<br />

#Settlement to occur within agreed timeframes. Exclusions, terms and conditions apply, visit summerset.co.nz/cashback<br />

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