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17 th March <strong>2024</strong><br />

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY <strong>15</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

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SURFable sessions<br />

an annual highlight<br />

• By Geoff Sloan<br />

CONNOR Duncan-Caley,<br />

14, hit the water on Sunday<br />

with members of the Sumner<br />

Longboarders club for a special<br />

lesson.<br />

They were taking part in the<br />

SURFable sessions at Christchurch’s<br />

Scarborough Beach to<br />

help teach 48 disabled swimmers<br />

to surf the waves.<br />

Despite wet and cold<br />

weather, the novice surfers<br />

relished the opportunity. They<br />

quickly got to grips with the<br />

new skills with their tutors,<br />

while working around their<br />

disabilities, which ranged from<br />

blindness to Down syndrome<br />

and cerebral palsy.<br />

Event co-ordinator Pete<br />

Mannix said the annual<br />

SURFable sessions wouldn’t<br />

happen without help from an<br />

army of volunteers who give up<br />

their day to make it a special<br />

event for the surfers and their<br />

families.<br />

“It’s probably the one opportunity<br />

a year that some of these<br />

guys get the opportunity to get<br />

into the surf experience getting<br />

onto a surfboard.<br />

“Whether it’s standing up,<br />

sitting down, lying down,<br />

doesn’t really matter.”<br />

The Sumner Longboarders<br />

club is celebrating 10 years of<br />

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SURF’S UP: Connor Duncan-Caley, 14, relished the opportunity to learn how to surf on<br />

Sunday with the help of volunteers from the Sumner Longboarders club.<br />

running the free lessons.<br />

Over that time, the members<br />

introduced around 400 disabled<br />

surfers to the sport.<br />

“(There’s) a lot involved in<br />

the setting up and the planning<br />

and the organisation and it all<br />

comes together and then the<br />

first session of the day, we’re<br />

standing up here on the shore<br />

and you hear the hoots in the<br />

hollers and the laughter and<br />

the yahoos and you think: ‘Oh,<br />

all right, we’re under way’.<br />

“And everyone gets a big grin<br />

on their face and that lasts all<br />

day.”<br />

Mannix says the event is fully<br />

booked each year, with more<br />

interest than the 50-member<br />

club can accommodate.<br />

“We’re doing a big review af-<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

ter this to look at sustainability<br />

and how do we expand it.<br />

“It’s a bit tricky in<br />

Christchurch, the surf season.<br />

The warm weather and the<br />

warm water doesn’t last very<br />

long, so that’s why we try and<br />

put all the effort into the one<br />

big event.”<br />

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The name has been given to the<br />

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and is consistent with the traditional<br />

practice of whakahaumanu<br />

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“Ōmōkihi was the name of an<br />

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The Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote<br />

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city council at its meeting next<br />

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Edmonds Factory Garden Party, Sunday, noon-3pm at Edmonds<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 3<br />

‘Let’s put Bill on the wall’ project complete<br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

A MURAL commemorating<br />

the life and work of legendary<br />

artist Bill Hammond has been<br />

installed at the Lyttelton Arts<br />

Factory.<br />

Hammond’s painting, Traffic<br />

Cop Bay, was selected for the<br />

mural due to its local references.<br />

“We have completed something<br />

that he was keen on. It’s a<br />

tribute to the community that<br />

he was very fond of,’ said Hammond’s<br />

widow Jane McBride.<br />

Hammond lived in Lyttelton<br />

since the 1970s and remained a<br />

resident after his artistic career<br />

took off.<br />

The goal of getting a Hammond<br />

painting on the arts factory<br />

front had been in the works<br />

since before his death, but took<br />

on a new meaning after he died<br />

in January 2021.<br />

McBride said the idea came<br />

from LAF creative director Mike<br />

Friend.<br />

“He has always wanted to<br />

make the end wall of the theatre<br />

into a boldly local artistic statement.<br />

He put the idea to Bill<br />

Hammond who liked it immediately.”<br />

The ‘Let’s put Bill on the<br />

wall’ project was born in 2020.<br />

McBride took a lead role in<br />

organising.<br />

During a Lyttelton Arts Festival<br />

auction in July, the sale of one<br />

of Hammond’s lithographs in his<br />

HONOURING: A mural of Bill Hammond’s painting Traffic Cop Bay is displayed on the<br />

Oxford St wall of the Lyttelton Arts Factory. The project was achieved with the support of<br />

Hammond’s widow Jane McBride, LAF, Te Papa and the local arts community. ​<br />

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the mural.<br />

It is a vinyl wrap covering the<br />

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Traffic Cop Bay was purchased<br />

by Te Papa in 2003. The museum’s<br />

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“I was not prepared to feel<br />

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“Traffic Cop Bay was simply<br />

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She is proud Hammond has<br />

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“He would be very pleased,<br />

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She said many have been impressed<br />

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“I have been so happy that<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Teen dancer making step up to the world<br />

• By Sasha Watson<br />

LUKE STREET is going to<br />

jig, step and kick his way onto<br />

the stage at the World Irish<br />

Dancing Championships, held<br />

in Glasgow, Scotland, in late<br />

March.<br />

Luke has been training four<br />

times per week with his instructors,<br />

Shannon Dilger and Argene<br />

Flack, at the <strong>Southern</strong> Cross<br />

Irish Dance School’s new facility<br />

in Phillipstown, and will go to<br />

the championships alongside<br />

fellow dance student, 11-year-old<br />

Cameron Murray.<br />

It will be the Hillmorton<br />

High School year 11 student’s<br />

second time competing at the<br />

world championships, having<br />

competed in Montreal, Canada<br />

last year.<br />

“Being there will be a good<br />

experience, I’ve never been to<br />

Scotland before. While I’d like to<br />

place higher than I did last year,<br />

which was 42nd, getting into the<br />

top 50 per cent would be awesome,”<br />

said the <strong>15</strong>-year-old, who<br />

is from Hoon Hay.<br />

However, travelling to and<br />

from the competition, staying<br />

in accommodation and the cost<br />

of airfares will be expensive –<br />

upwards of $<strong>15</strong>,000.<br />

Luke’s mother Kendra Street<br />

said: “If anyone is keen to donate<br />

and help, that would be amazing.<br />

We have already paid for entry<br />

into the competition, our airfares<br />

are on the credit card and we are<br />

awaiting the council’s response<br />

to Luke’s Youth Development<br />

funding application.<br />

“Finding funding is quite hard<br />

due to him being <strong>15</strong> years old.<br />

Most of the funding requires applicants<br />

to be 16 and older.<br />

“With every .donation, yours<br />

or your business name will be<br />

printed onto an ‘I have your<br />

back’ t-shirt, which Luke will<br />

wear out and about to say thank<br />

STRAIGHT<br />

LEGS: Luke<br />

placed 42nd<br />

overall in his first<br />

international<br />

world<br />

championship<br />

last year held<br />

at Montreal,<br />

Canada.<br />

you to his supporters and sponsors.”<br />

Luke qualified at the 2023 New<br />

Zealand Irish Dancing national<br />

championships, held at Burnside<br />

High School, having won all<br />

three of his dances for the overall<br />

title and gaining a perfect score<br />

of 300 in the U<strong>15</strong>s age group.<br />

He has been dancing for five<br />

years at the <strong>Southern</strong> Cross Irish<br />

Dance School and has competed<br />

regularly for about two years.<br />

HIGH KICKS: Luke Street has been learning Irish dancing<br />

at the <strong>Southern</strong> Cross Irish Dance school for about five<br />

years and has competed regularly for about two.<br />

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champs<br />

Said Street: “We first went to a<br />

boys-only class before he joined.<br />

“Luke thought this was quite a<br />

unique and fun dance and he had<br />

rhythm and could learn the steps.<br />

He loves it, when he first started,<br />

he would just keep dancing all the<br />

time.’’<br />

Luke will be competing in<br />

the soft-shoe and hard-shoe<br />

<strong>15</strong>-16-year-old boys categories at<br />

the championship, where, if he<br />

places in the top 50 per per cent,<br />

he will then be eligible to compete<br />

in the set dance category.<br />

There will be a panel of five adjudicators<br />

to judge and score each<br />

dance out of 100 points in aspects<br />

including rhythm and musicality,<br />

turn and crossover, elevation,<br />

speed, power, posture, carriage<br />

and presence.<br />

The overall result is based on<br />

the total points a dancer received<br />

from their three dances.<br />

“Luke has pulled up his socks<br />

in terms of training and his presentation<br />

during the dances. It was<br />

good for him, in his first world<br />

championships last year, to see the<br />

standard of dancing from all of<br />

the other boys, and learn what he<br />

needs to do,” said Street.<br />

•To help Luke get to<br />

Scotland, contact Kendra<br />

Street on Facebook or the<br />

<strong>Southern</strong> Cross Irish Dance<br />

School page and donate to<br />

the bank account: 06-0829-<br />

0100-548-01.<br />

Merv and Anji say goodbye<br />

after 29 years of service<br />

• By Sasha Watson<br />

THE HEI Hei and Hornby<br />

communities have said goodbye<br />

to well-known dairy owners,<br />

Balvant “Merv” Ravji and his<br />

wife, Anjana.<br />

After nearly three decades, the<br />

couple has sold the shop. They<br />

finished up on Sunday.<br />

Said Ravji: “We just need a<br />

break. It was an (open) seven-day<br />

business, which we have been<br />

running for 29 years. We’re not<br />

retiring, but want to enjoy our<br />

time and life while we still can.<br />

“We would like to humbly<br />

thank the whole community for<br />

their understanding . . . there has<br />

been an outpour of people who<br />

have thanked us and wished us<br />

well. We have been so welcomed<br />

by everyone throughout the<br />

years. We cannot thank them<br />

enough.”<br />

More than 200 well-wishers<br />

have bid the couple farewell<br />

online and in person.<br />

Said Greater Hornby Residents<br />

Association chair Derek Phelps:<br />

“Being the people they are, Merv<br />

and Anji wanted to keep it quiet,<br />

but we could not let them get<br />

away with that.<br />

“They are a fantastic couple<br />

who always give the most<br />

outstanding service and will<br />

be greatly missed. Merv has<br />

advised the new owners have had<br />

experience running a similar<br />

operation.”<br />

One well-wisher on Facebook<br />

mentioned their father, who was<br />

in a wheelchair, being greeted by<br />

Ravji at the door, so the owner<br />

could collect necessary items and<br />

take them back out to his father,<br />

which made life a bit easier.<br />

Wycola Hair Design’s Heather<br />

Jackson, who works at the salon<br />

next to the dairy, told <strong>Southern</strong><br />

<strong>View</strong> she wished the couple “the<br />

very best for their next journey”.<br />

“They wanted their leaving to<br />

go under the radar – but I told<br />

them that’s not happening. Merv<br />

COMMUNITY ICONS: Hei<br />

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“Merv” Ravji and his wife,<br />

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“Most businesses around<br />

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“During Covid-19 and<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

‘Ōmōkihi’ captures area’s historic significance<br />

• From page 1<br />

Board chair Callum Ward<br />

said it’s important to have a<br />

meaningful name for this new<br />

facility, which highlights the<br />

significant connection to the site<br />

on the banks of the Ōpāwaho<br />

Heathcote River.<br />

The old facility was<br />

badly damaged in the 2011<br />

earthquakes and while it has<br />

been temporarily strengthened<br />

and is safe to occupy, it is<br />

experiencing issues with<br />

things such as heating and<br />

weather tightness.<br />

In October, councillors<br />

approved a new $32 million<br />

facility to be rebuilt at the<br />

riverside site on Colombo St.<br />

Concept designs have been<br />

developed with input from<br />

the community and includes a<br />

library, customer services,<br />

a learning centre, café,<br />

governance spaces and meeting<br />

rooms.<br />

“We are very pleased to have<br />

received the name Ōmōkihi<br />

for our renewed facility. It is a<br />

name that captures the historic<br />

significance of the area and<br />

connects the facility with the<br />

river in particular,” Ward said.<br />

“We are hugely grateful to<br />

Ngai Tūāhuriri for the gifting of<br />

this name. For a facility that is so<br />

much more than just a library in<br />

the south of the city, we welcome<br />

a name that also has a broader<br />

and deeper meaning.”<br />

A timeline for construction<br />

and costs will be confirmed<br />

following the council’s Long<br />

Term Plan process.<br />

PHOTO: NEWSLINE<br />

Festival-goers show their love<br />

• Watch the video on<br />

Starnews.co.nz<br />

BIG TURNOUT: An estimated <strong>15</strong>,000 people attended the 13th annual ‘I Love Brighton’<br />

festival in Thomson Park.<br />

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

• By Geoff Sloan<br />

AN ESTIMATED crowd of up to<br />

<strong>15</strong>,000 descended on Thomson<br />

Park for the 13th annual ‘I Love<br />

Brighton’ festival.<br />

Event co-organiser Martha<br />

Baxendell said the free festival<br />

was a great way to start the year.<br />

“This is a family friendly<br />

event that we put on every year<br />

with activities for children, a<br />

little market area, we’ve got<br />

entertainment happening.<br />

I mean, just a fun day for<br />

everyone.”<br />

Community groups and sports<br />

clubs took the opportunity to<br />

showcase their offerings, keen to<br />

recruit new members by running<br />

games and activities.<br />

The event began after the<br />

Christchurch earthquakes as a<br />

way of lifting the spirits of the<br />

New Brighton community and<br />

encouraging locals to re-engage<br />

in activities.<br />

“We wanted to create<br />

something that helped bring our<br />

community together, just show<br />

that unity and also to encourage<br />

our tamariki to see what they<br />

could get involved in.”<br />

Baxendell was delighted with<br />

the great community support<br />

for the event held on Tuesday<br />

last week. The key sponsors were<br />

the Home Foundation, Tangata<br />

Atumotu Trust and the Waitai<br />

Coastal-Burwood-Linwood<br />

Community Board, which<br />

allowed all the activities to be<br />

free.<br />

And with major<br />

redevelopments planned for<br />

the seaside suburb over the<br />

next year, there’s confidence<br />

the community will be able to<br />

stage an even bigger festival next<br />

Waitangi Day.<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>15</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 7<br />

Think award<br />

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So, if you are contemplating village life, come and see for yourself at our upcoming<br />

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Incorporating<br />

best motorbuys<br />

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Heavyweight LDV lacking refinement<br />

WE START this week’s new<br />

vehicle road test with a question.<br />

Is there any sort of market here<br />

for a huge Chinese made luxury,<br />

all electric seven-seat people<br />

mover costing $119,000?<br />

Chinese automotive giant LDV<br />

reckon there is because that’s<br />

exactly what they have launched<br />

here in the form of the MIFA 9.<br />

If nothing else this imposing,<br />

futuristic looking giant is hard to<br />

miss.<br />

From every angle, this is a big<br />

vehicle at 2-metres wide and<br />

5.3 metres long, and making a<br />

long story longer is MIFA 9’s<br />

3.2-metre wheelbase.<br />

New Zealand gets a threemodel<br />

MIFA 9 range, each with<br />

drive away pricing that leads<br />

Motoring with Bob Nettleton<br />

off with the entry level Elite at<br />

$79,990, while the mid-spec<br />

Luxury retails for $99,990. Easily<br />

the most expensive model is the<br />

$119,990 Premium provided for<br />

this road test.<br />

This luxury heavyweight of<br />

the giant people mover brigade<br />

possesses a remarkably good<br />

turn of pace for such a high,<br />

wide, long and hefty vehicle at<br />

nearly 2.6 tonne. Providing the<br />

performance fireworks is an<br />

180kW electric motor driving<br />

the front wheels with three drive<br />

modes, Sport, Normal and Eco<br />

available. That motor manages a<br />

decent 350Nm of torque, enough<br />

to propel it from 0-100km/h in a<br />

sharpish 8.9 seconds. All models<br />

are fitted with a large 90kWh<br />

Ratings out of 10: Performance 7; Handling 5; Build Quality<br />

5; Comfort 7; Passenger and Load Space 8; Value for money<br />

6; Safety – Five Star ANCAP crash rating.<br />

Overall points out of 10: 6.5<br />

lump of a battery pack, giving<br />

the car a real world EV driving<br />

range of 430km. Smooth strong<br />

acceleration had the test vehicle<br />

moving with almost indecent<br />

haste from traffic light standing<br />

starts, much to the surprise of<br />

drivers it left in its wake. A single<br />

speed automatic keeps things<br />

moving along nicely in both<br />

town and highway driving.<br />

The cabin is seriously large.<br />

This means heaps of space to<br />

pile in a whole bunch of features<br />

that make this a road going<br />

luxury cruise liner. No surprises<br />

then to find two large captain’s<br />

chairs in the second row, with<br />

cooling and heating, massaging<br />

function, with one touch fully<br />

electric reclining. There are<br />

three memory positions, eight<br />

massaging options.<br />

This is a bold breakout vehicle<br />

for LDV, who are intent showing<br />

the automotive world they can<br />

design and build to top class<br />

luxury vehicle – as a first attempt<br />

it shows plenty of promise.<br />

However, these aren’t enough<br />

to ignore its flaws that you<br />

don’t expect in $120K vehicle.<br />

These include inconsistent build<br />

quality, variable attention to<br />

detail and too many hard and<br />

lower grade plastic trims and<br />

surfaces in the cabin.<br />

Also I’d award a 5-star<br />

annoying rating for the vehicle’s<br />

over zealous and loud audible<br />

warnings that burst into their<br />

fullest voice for even the most<br />

minor driving transgressions.<br />

Finding where to silence these<br />

on the small touch screen was<br />

a mission, but there were high<br />

fives all round in the cabin when<br />

we finally hushed this electronic<br />

nagger.<br />

As expected, the ride is skewed<br />

toward comfort and it delvers<br />

that well enough over favourable<br />

road surfaces. It’s less adept on<br />

demanding roads where noise is<br />

more noticeable.<br />

Handling at moderate speeds<br />

over undulating terrain, and<br />

during cornering was better<br />

than expected, but it’s a vehicle<br />

that doesn’t enjoy being hurried<br />

along over these sorts of roads.<br />

Knowing and understanding<br />

the MIFA 9’s road holding<br />

limitations and driving to these<br />

is one of the keys to enjoying this<br />

unique people mover.<br />

Finance<br />

available<br />

(conditions apply)<br />

CARS WANTED<br />

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$10,995<br />

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2009 ToyoTa ipsum 7 seaTer<br />

$8,995<br />

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2014 ToyoTa coroLLa GX haTch 1.8<br />

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Auto, NZ new 176,000kms.<br />

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$5,995<br />

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20<strong>15</strong> ToyoTa coroLLa GX haTch<br />

$12,995<br />

1600cc, 147,000kms, rev.camera, NZ new.<br />

2012 NissaN Tiida 5/haTch<br />

$6,995<br />

1.5 auto, 111,000kms.<br />

REDUCED<br />

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2012 hyuNdai i30 s/w<br />

$8,995<br />

NZ new, 1600cc, auto, 133,000kms, alloys.<br />

20<strong>15</strong> ToyoTa yaris 5/haTch<br />

was $13,995 Now $12,495<br />

1.3L, auto, NZ new, low 56,000kms.<br />

2012 NissaN Tiida 5/haTch<br />

$6,995<br />

1.5 auto, new WOF, 127,000kms.<br />

2012 hyuNdai i30 5/haTch<br />

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Finance Available T.A.P. Ph: 027 344 4488<br />

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2018 NissaN NV350<br />

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2018 tOYOta hiaCe<br />

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2010 MiNi COOpeR CaMdeN<br />

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2013 sUzUKi swift<br />

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2005 tOYOta COROlla<br />

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VVT-i, immaculate, one owner, light blue<br />

2009 tOYOta wish<br />

1800cc auto, 7-seater, 87,879kms, alloys,<br />

drives superbly.<br />

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74,500kms, auto, alloys, air/cond, ABS, ESC, power/<br />

steer, superb to drive.<br />

Includes ORC<br />

$16,990 $9,250 $<strong>15</strong>,990 $11,490<br />

$13,990<br />

2014 Mazda aXela 2014 Mazda aXela 2018 daihatsU hi Jet<br />

2 litre, 5 speed manual, 90,252kms,<br />

dark blue pearl, alloys, ABS, ESC.<br />

2008 Mazda ateNza<br />

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116,513kms, nice vehicle<br />

Includes ORC<br />

2 litre auto, alloys, CD, Cruise, ABS, ESC,<br />

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5 door van, auto, ABS, ESC, Lane Depart,<br />

airbags, economical, ideal commercial.<br />

Includes ORC<br />

2018 YaRiX GX<br />

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$11,750 $16,750 $25,990 $27,990<br />

$12,750<br />

2007 sUzUKi apV VaN<br />

5 speed, 1600cc, manual, NZ new,<br />

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2010 tOYOta VellfiRe<br />

auto, 7 seater, alloys, side and front<br />

airbags, superb family coach.<br />

2016 NissaN atlas BOX tRUCK<br />

5spd manual, 3 Litre turbo diesel, large<br />

rear cargo capacity, excellent example.<br />

NissaN NV350<br />

2500cc turbo diesel, auto, 5 door, roof<br />

rack, 88,595kms.<br />

2016 Mazda deMiO<br />

1300cc auto, ESC, ABS, airbags, leather<br />

seats, bright red pearl, 67,605kms<br />

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CROSSWORD<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6<br />

7 8 9<br />

10 11<br />

12 13 14<br />

<strong>15</strong> 16 17<br />

18<br />

335<br />

SUDOKU<br />

Every row, column and box should<br />

contain the digits 1 to 9.<br />

WordBuilder<br />

WORDBUILDER<br />

235<br />

6<br />

I T P<br />

C N A<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 />

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once?<br />

TODAY<br />

Good 21 Very Good 26 Excellent 31<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 234: apron, hap, harp, hoar, hop, horn,<br />

nap, nor, oar, opah, ORPHAN, pan, par, phon, pro,<br />

word. rah, ran, rap, rho, roan.<br />

Good 21 Very Good 26 Excellent 31<br />

19 20 21 22<br />

23 24<br />

25 26<br />

Across<br />

7. Eternal (8)<br />

9. Throws out (6)<br />

10. Filth (4)<br />

11. Artificial body part (10)<br />

12. Harmony (6)<br />

14. Landing field (8)<br />

<strong>15</strong>. Moved quickly or hastily (6)<br />

16. Season (6)<br />

19. And so on (Latin) (2,6)<br />

21. Yearbook (6)<br />

23. Causing distress (10)<br />

24. Thorn (4)<br />

25. Long, tapering flag (6)<br />

26. Impediment (8)<br />

Down<br />

1. Sidekick (6)<br />

2. Printed words (4)<br />

3. Reaction (8)<br />

4. Person owing money (6)<br />

5. Walker (10)<br />

6. Remarkable (8)<br />

8. Advertising phrase (6)<br />

13. Snake-like (10)<br />

<strong>15</strong>. Comprehensive (8)<br />

17. Loud, resounding (8)<br />

18. Extravagant (6)<br />

20. Chore, task (6)<br />

22. Overseas (6)<br />

24. Edge (4)<br />

Crossword<br />

Across: 7. Timeless,<br />

9. Ejects, 10. Dirt, 11.<br />

Prosthetic, 12. Unison, 14.<br />

Airstrip, <strong>15</strong>. Darted, 16.<br />

Spring, 19. Et cetera, 21.<br />

Annual, 23. Disturbing,<br />

24. Barb, 25. Pennon, 26.<br />

Handicap.<br />

Down: 1. Minion, 2. Text,<br />

3. Response, 4. Debtor,<br />

5. Pedestrian, 6. Striking,<br />

8. Slogan, 13. Serpentine,<br />

<strong>15</strong>. Detailed, 17. Plangent,<br />

18. Lavish, 20. Errand, 22.<br />

Abroad, 24. Brim.<br />

WordBuilder<br />

act, actin, ani, ant, anti,<br />

antic, apt, can, cant, cap,<br />

cat, CATNIP, inapt, nap, nip,<br />

nit, pact, pain, paint, pan,<br />

panic, pant, pat, pic, pica,<br />

pin, pint, pit, pita, tan, tap,<br />

tic, tin, tip<br />

DECODER<br />

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

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