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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY <strong>29</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

• By Sasha Watson<br />

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

It marks the final part of the<br />

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Street<br />

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• By Sasha Watson<br />

A RAISED pedestrian crossing<br />

outside St James School on Rowan<br />

Ave, which was supposed to be<br />

completed by the beginning of the<br />

school term, will be constructed<br />

in a few weeks.<br />

NEXT LEVEL: Jay Anderson, CJ Hogan, Dave Whittam and Steve Muir at the end of the 100km bike ride from<br />

Beckenham to Akaroa. Below – CJ Hogan on the ride along Hilltop and the Summit Rd.<br />

Fixer uppers ride 100km<br />

Agency Waka Kotahi’s Streets for<br />

People programme.<br />

Last year, city council staff were<br />

asked to go back to the school<br />

This could be<br />

yours . . .<br />

for $9.75m<br />

EXHAUSTED and tough going<br />

– that was the response from<br />

Aranui teenager CJ Hogan, who<br />

biked 100km from Beckenham<br />

to Akaroa a the weekend for the<br />

firs time.<br />

CJ’s mum, Tania Hogan,<br />

said he was very happy to have<br />

completed such a distance.<br />

“He even said he would like to<br />

do another long-distance bike<br />

ride at some point.”<br />

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

by Simon Shuster<br />

CJ completed the journey<br />

in eight and a half hours on<br />

Saturday, alongside 16-year-old<br />

Jay Anderson, Dave Whittam<br />

and Steve Muir.<br />

Muir is the founder of the<br />

Aranui Bike Fixup, a group of<br />

volunteers who repair donated<br />

bikes and give them to people<br />

in the eastern suburbs. <strong>The</strong><br />

group often hosts weekend rides<br />

to Bottle Lake and along the<br />

Rapaki Track on the Port Hills.<br />

• Turn to page 7<br />

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drop-off zone being turned into a<br />

pedestrian area, and the removal<br />

of a car park.<br />

City council transport planning<br />

and delivery manager Jacob<br />

Bradbury said the only portion<br />

of the project on hold was outside<br />

the school.<br />

“On Friday, the project<br />

team met with principal Rose<br />

Firth-Scot to discuss options.<br />

Scheduling a meeting time was a<br />

challenge last month due to the<br />

start of the school term, resulting<br />

in delays.”<br />

Firth-Scott would not discuss<br />

the matter with Pegasus Post.<br />

• Turn to page 5<br />

While stocks last<br />

(see instore for<br />

terms and<br />

conditions)<br />

– page 9<br />

CHILD PASSED OUT TOP FLOOR WINDOW<br />

Violent fire sounded<br />

‘like an earthquake’<br />

ENGULFED: <strong>The</strong> townhouse was extensively damaged by<br />

the blaze, which left three people injured, one seriously.<br />

PHOTOS: PIERRE NIXON/GEORGE HEARD/NZ HERALD<br />

• By Pierre Nixon and<br />

Dubby Henry<br />

THIS IS what is left of a<br />

townhouse in Shirley which<br />

left three people injured – one<br />

seriously – and a child passed out<br />

of a top floor window to safety.<br />

Four fire appliances raced to<br />

fight the blaze about 10pm on<br />

Tuesday on New Brighton Rd,<br />

opposite <strong>The</strong> Palms shopping<br />

centre.<br />

Said a witness: “<strong>The</strong> mum<br />

passed the child out the top<br />

window and two boys from<br />

the street were underneath and<br />

caught her.”<br />

Afterwards, the mother<br />

climbed through the top window<br />

and dropped to the ground.<br />

A neighbour, two doors down<br />

from the property, heard a large<br />

boom and what sounded like an<br />

earthquake.<br />

“My partner said, ‘It’s an<br />

earthquake, it’s an earthquake,’<br />

and we could definitely smell<br />

the smoke,” he said.<br />

• Turn to page 3


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Broughton’s role under threat.....................14<br />

Readers’ letters...................................................18-19<br />

Burnside sets sights on silverware.........20<br />

Lawson readies for NZ open........................22<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>29</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

WORK ON Addington Brook<br />

in South Hagley Park is under<br />

way to improve its poor<br />

condition.<br />

<strong>The</strong> spring-fed brook passes<br />

through heavy industrial land<br />

before winding its way through<br />

South Hagley Park and flowing<br />

into the Ōtākaro-Avon River<br />

near the Botanic Gardens.<br />

It has suffered from slumping<br />

banks, exposed tree roots and<br />

trees in inappropriate places,<br />

including within the brook itself.<br />

<strong>The</strong> work will also improve<br />

the biodiversity and health<br />

of the waterway, enhance the<br />

landscape and restore drainage<br />

capacity. <strong>The</strong>re have also been<br />

concerns about the safety of an<br />

open drainage channel with<br />

steep banks in an area with<br />

high pedestrian and cycle use.<br />

It’s expected the work encompassing<br />

the area north of<br />

the netball courts and past the<br />

cricket fields to Riccarton Ave<br />

will take about nine months<br />

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

South Hagley waterway to be restored<br />

• From page 1<br />

“It was a violent fire and was<br />

moving very quickly.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> man said when he noticed<br />

it was a fire, his partner tried to<br />

collect valuables, including her<br />

passport.<br />

“We evacuated as soon as we<br />

could. <strong>The</strong> fire brigade was here<br />

very quickly, and so was St John.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> man said the young child<br />

was rescued from the top of<br />

the property’s window and he<br />

thought it might have been one<br />

of the parents and a bystander<br />

who saved the child from the<br />

blaze.<br />

“Whoever it was, they are a<br />

hero, as they couldn’t go down<br />

because the fire was raging,” he<br />

said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> neighbour said he didn’t<br />

know the residents who lived in<br />

the property as they had moved<br />

in recently.<br />

Hato Hone St John dispatched<br />

two ambulances, a rapid response<br />

vehicle and an operations<br />

manager to the scene.<br />

It treated three patients, one<br />

with serious injuries and two<br />

with moderate injuries.<br />

Photos from the scene show<br />

both levels of the property<br />

extensively damaged, with all<br />

household items reduced to<br />

charred remains.<br />

<strong>The</strong> apartment itself, which<br />

appeared to be a relatively new<br />

to complete.<br />

Combined with another<br />

future upstream stormwater<br />

filtration system, the project<br />

will improve the health of the<br />

river.<br />

Existing healthy trees will be<br />

retained and transplanted, and<br />

250 new trees planted.<br />

A mixture of plants along<br />

the banks of the brook and<br />

new trees will improve shading<br />

and support the native bird<br />

population.<br />

build, had been marred by black<br />

burn stains, replacing its oncefresh<br />

white paint.<br />

None of the neighbouring<br />

townhouses appear to have been<br />

PHOTO: NEWSLINE<br />

‘Whoever it was, they<br />

are a hero’ – neighbour<br />

DRAMATIC RESCUE: Fire crews battled the ‘well involved’ fire at an apartment in Shirley<br />

on Tuesday night.<br />

PHOTO: GEORGE HEARD/NZ HERALD<br />

affected by the blaze.<br />

A resident who lives nearby<br />

said: “Good thing these townhouses<br />

have firewalls in between<br />

them.”<br />

– NZ Herald<br />

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A police officer who allegedly<br />

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Court documents allege the<br />

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or over the age of 16 years who<br />

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person under the age of 16 years<br />

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Ruapuna crash<br />

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No further details were released,<br />

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4<br />

NEWS<br />

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Delegation kept out<br />

of Ecogas facility in<br />

$11k mission; trip<br />

still worthy<br />

• By Sasha Watson<br />

THE CITY council spent<br />

$11,000 for a fact-finding mission<br />

to two North Island organics<br />

facilities – but those on the trip<br />

couldn’t look inside the key one,<br />

or take photos.<br />

<strong>The</strong> trip was to see firsthand<br />

what Ecogas’ new South Hornby<br />

plant, which will replace the controversial<br />

Bromley open-air organics<br />

composting site, could look<br />

like and how it would operate.<br />

It came after concerns from<br />

South Hornby residents they<br />

were inheriting the smelly Bromley<br />

problem.<br />

<strong>The</strong> group of 16 on the trip was<br />

made up of Hornby, Templeton<br />

and Prebbleton residents’ association<br />

representatives, city<br />

councillors, community board<br />

members and senior city council<br />

managers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> group returned saying there<br />

would be no issues with smell.<br />

But <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> can reveal those<br />

on the trip were told by the city<br />

council before they left they<br />

would not be able to go inside<br />

the processing plant at Reporoa,<br />

near Rotorua. <strong>The</strong>y were able to<br />

look inside Ecogas’ sorting and<br />

consolidating plant at Papakura<br />

in Auckland.<br />

Instead, the group viewed live<br />

camera feeds from outside the<br />

Reporoa facility.<br />

Greater Hornby<br />

Residents’ Association<br />

member<br />

Marc Duff said<br />

he was not concerned.<br />

“Ecogas has<br />

spent a lot of<br />

money on its new Marc Duff<br />

technology so I understand why<br />

we weren’t allowed was due to<br />

commercial sensitivity. I don’t<br />

think there is anything underhand<br />

going on,” he said.<br />

City council resource recovery<br />

manager Alec McNeil, who was<br />

on the trip, said the council was<br />

aware of the request<br />

not to take<br />

photos and that<br />

the group would<br />

not be able to go<br />

inside Reporoa<br />

facility before<br />

organising the<br />

trip.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> two<br />

North Island<br />

Ecogas sites we visited are<br />

privately-owned commercial<br />

facilities and any images<br />

Alec McNeil<br />

showing operations are carefully<br />

managed by Ecogas. Safety is a<br />

LOOK ALIKE: <strong>The</strong> new South Hornby site will operate the<br />

same as Ecogas’ Reporoa organics processing facility,<br />

near Rotorua.<br />

PHOTO: ECOGAS<br />

priority, so visitors were allowed<br />

to take photos/videos in areas<br />

where it was appropriate and safe<br />

to do so.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> only restricted access<br />

was inside the reception hall.<br />

<strong>The</strong> council delegation was able<br />

to observe the site layout, traffic<br />

movements, bio scrubber (which<br />

cleans the air), the anaerobic<br />

digestion tanks, pasteuriser and<br />

infrastructure for gas capture<br />

and utilisation.”<br />

GHRA chair Derek Phelps said<br />

green waste and processed waste<br />

was contained in tanks on the<br />

plant sites.<br />

When the doors were open at<br />

the Reporoa site, there were a few<br />

odours, Phelps said.<br />

“But, once we were outside the<br />

boundary, there were fewer smells<br />

and a few hundred metres away,<br />

there was absolutely nothing.”<br />

Duff said they spoke to<br />

businesses and residents near the<br />

Reporoa facility.<br />

“We spoke to nearby businesses<br />

and residents who confirmed they<br />

had similar worries about the<br />

odour which have not come to<br />

fruition,” he said.<br />

Halswell Community Board<br />

member Debbie Mora said she<br />

has a much better understanding<br />

of Ecogas’ operations because of<br />

the trip.<br />

<strong>The</strong> GRHA held a meeting on<br />

Sunday to give residents feedback<br />

on the trip, where a new issue<br />

emerged – traffic.<br />

Said Duff: “It’s really time to<br />

have a look at the whole Hornby<br />

roading system. It’s been a build<br />

up slowly since the earthquake<br />

as we’ve seen more people move<br />

into the area, and more heavy<br />

transport.”<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>29</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

• By Chris Barclay<br />

CAPTAIN JAMES Cook’s statue<br />

in Victoria Square will bear the<br />

marks of a costly Valentine’s<br />

Day vandalism attack for at least<br />

another three months.<br />

Although his nose was swiftly<br />

repaired after a grinder was<br />

used to deface the statue of the<br />

English explorer, the red cross<br />

smeared on his front is not<br />

such a straightforward fix as<br />

city council-funded restoration<br />

worth up to $25,000 continues.<br />

<strong>The</strong> paint has faded but it is<br />

harder to eradicate from marble<br />

than the granite base, which was<br />

also targeted with anti-colonial<br />

slogans on <strong>February</strong> 14, the<br />

anniversary of Cook’s death in<br />

Hawaii in 1779.<br />

A CCTV camera positioned<br />

behind Cook did not reveal any<br />

images of the attack because it<br />

only covers the vicinity of the<br />

statue. Re-angling the camera may<br />

feature in a revamp of security.<br />

<strong>The</strong> work of a heritage conservator<br />

and the weather will now<br />

be relied upon to bring Cook<br />

back to his original state after the<br />

third incident coinciding with<br />

the anniversary following 2019<br />

and 2022.<br />

“On heritage advice and<br />

previous experience, now the<br />

binder (resin) has been removed<br />

from the red paint, these<br />

pigments will continue to fade<br />

over the next three months,” said<br />

city council acting head of parks,<br />

Rupert Bool.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> process is designed to<br />

cause the least amount of damage<br />

to the statue.”<br />

Waipapa Papanui-Innes-<br />

Central Community Board<br />

member John Miller called for a<br />

guard to be on site for next year’s<br />

anniversary as a deterrent for<br />

another attack.<br />

Bool would not comment<br />

on that likelihood, but said<br />

additional security measures<br />

were being considered.<br />

<strong>The</strong> repair bill for the damage<br />

is expected to cost between<br />

$15,000 to $25,000, a figure<br />

covering security, scaffolding,<br />

staff labour, materials and remedial<br />

work undertaken by the<br />

conservator.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Christchurch incident<br />

comes after the toppling of<br />

another Cook statue outside the<br />

Cook’s Cottage historic site in<br />

Melbourne on Monday – the<br />

third such attack on a Cook<br />

memorial in the city this year.<br />

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

Three-month wait for defaced<br />

statue to return to former glory<br />

RED MARK: A cross painted on Captain James Cook is<br />

likely to remain visible for about three months. Inset,<br />

A CCTV camera in Victoria Square was angled away<br />

from the statue so it did not record footage from the<br />

vandalism attack.<br />

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NEWS 5<br />

Teenagers<br />

sentenced<br />

for assaults<br />

on gay men<br />

FIVE TEENAGERS have<br />

been sentenced for a series of<br />

unprovoked attacks on gay men<br />

in Christchurch last year, which<br />

involved the youths filming the<br />

assaults.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y received six months<br />

supervision and were ordered to<br />

pay reparations by Judge Quentin<br />

Hix when appearing in the Youth<br />

Court yesterday.<br />

Prosecutor Penny Brown described<br />

the 10 incidents as “highly<br />

premeditated and extremely<br />

violent” and argued three of the<br />

six offenders should be dealt with<br />

in the district court based on the<br />

serious nature of their offending.<br />

<strong>The</strong> trio includes one youth<br />

whose case continues in April.<br />

In one video played in the court,<br />

the audio picks up someone telling<br />

a victim who had beaten unconscious:<br />

“Yeah, f***ing go to sleep.”<br />

Brown argued the perpetrators<br />

would not receive adequate<br />

psychological and rehabilitation<br />

through the youth justice system.<br />

However, Judge Hix disagreed,<br />

saying jail – a likelihood should<br />

they be transferred to the district<br />

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Residents say they will<br />

ignore SailGP road closure<br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

RESIDENTS WHO use<br />

Governors Bay Rd say they<br />

will drive through a road block<br />

during SailGP, rather than take a<br />

significant detour to reach their<br />

homes.<br />

One resident who lives near<br />

Sandy Bay, off Governors Bay Rd,<br />

said she will ignore attempts to<br />

stop her passage.<br />

“Oh blow them, they’ve got no<br />

right to stop me,” she said.<br />

She and other residents who<br />

intend to ignore the closure live<br />

on the eastern side of Governors<br />

Bay, close to the Dyers Pass Rd<br />

turn-off where the road block<br />

will be located.<br />

SailGP told residents in a letter<br />

they would, like last year, need<br />

to detour through Lyttelton<br />

and drive the long way along<br />

Governors Bay Rd to reach their<br />

homes.<br />

Governors Bay Rd will become<br />

a one-way road allowing all<br />

vehicles to travel only from Lyttelton<br />

between noon and 6pm on<br />

March 23 and 24.<br />

This is the route the affected<br />

residents will need to take to<br />

reach eastern Governors Bay<br />

after using passes to access a<br />

detour into Lyttelton via Bridle<br />

Path Rd and Tunnel Rd.<br />

SailGP said the road closure<br />

was “designed to manage the<br />

flow of traffic, parking, emergency<br />

access, resident access<br />

and transport options for ticket<br />

holders”.<br />

Resident David Gregory also<br />

said he is likely to ignore the<br />

closure.<br />

“It seems illogical to allow<br />

access to your home from one<br />

direction, but not from the other<br />

direction,” he said.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> purpose of this seems<br />

obscure.”<br />

Governors Bay Rd resident<br />

Vix-Creag McCulloch said it<br />

was frustrating last year not<br />

being able to access their homes<br />

from both directions, despite<br />

having passes.<br />

She said it was bad event management<br />

for residents who lived<br />

on the closed part of Governors<br />

Bay Rd.<br />

“To be able to show the traffic<br />

wardens your pass, your rates<br />

notice and point to your house<br />

and then told to find a park and<br />

walk there was very infuriating,<br />

especially with a damaged knee.”<br />

Responding to residents views,<br />

a SailGP spokesperson said:<br />

“We’d ask all residents to be<br />

mindful of the safety of all road<br />

users, including these emergency<br />

services personnel, when travelling<br />

during race weekend.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> spokesperson said the road<br />

closure was part of the SailGP<br />

traffic management plan, developed<br />

in partnership with the city<br />

council, Ministry of Transport,<br />

and a “range of experts and the<br />

local community.”<br />

SailGP told affected residents<br />

they would be mailed a pass allowing<br />

access from Lyttelton in<br />

early March.<br />

Lyttelton residents will also<br />

be blocked from entering the<br />

suburb through Sumner and<br />

Governors Bay and only allowed<br />

access through Tunnel Rd and<br />

Bridle Path Rd with passes.<br />

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• By Ben Tomsett<br />

THE PROPOSED international<br />

airport near Tarras has been<br />

put on hold after Christchurch<br />

Airport spent at least $50<br />

million acquiring land for the<br />

project.<br />

Christchurch Airport bought<br />

750ha of farmland outside the<br />

Central Otago township in 2020<br />

to build the large-scale airport,<br />

with a more than 2km long<br />

runway capable of supporting<br />

flights to Australia, the South<br />

Pacific and Southeast Asia.<br />

In a letter sent to city<br />

councillors on Tuesday night,<br />

Christchurch City Holdings<br />

chair Abby Foote said work<br />

on the airport plan would be<br />

slowed down.<br />

“On Monday, the CIAL board<br />

made a decision to slow down<br />

any further work on the Central<br />

Otago project. That decision is<br />

confirmed in the attached letter<br />

CIAL have asked to be shared<br />

with councillors.<br />

“In taking the time to<br />

reflect on the substantial<br />

work done to date – largely<br />

focused on proving the<br />

aeronautical viability of the<br />

land acquired in Tarras, along<br />

with potential changes to<br />

the national infrastructure<br />

planning, funding and delivery<br />

frameworks signalled by the<br />

new government - the CIAL<br />

board has signalled that a<br />

more cautious approach is<br />

warranted.”<br />

CCHL supported the decision<br />

by the CIAL board to take more<br />

time to understand the impact<br />

of material new information<br />

and context, she said.<br />

“As a result, we do not expect<br />

significant amounts of capital<br />

to be committed to further<br />

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Airport plan put on hold<br />

STOP: Christchurch Airport had proposed building the airport on 750ha near Tarras.<br />

investigations into a new airport<br />

in Central Otago in the shortterm.<br />

“While CIAL’s landholding<br />

is of strategic value, it is our<br />

view that this project can only<br />

succeed if there is stronger<br />

stakeholder alignment around<br />

the need for a new airport as<br />

a key enabler of sustainable<br />

tourism.<br />

“It will also require<br />

confirmation that the significant<br />

co-investment required from<br />

national, regional and local<br />

stakeholders, both public and<br />

private, is accessible.”<br />

CCHL acting chief executive<br />

Paul Silk said all CCHL<br />

subsidiary companies were<br />

operating under tighter<br />

capital constraints as the<br />

group committed to lifting<br />

performance, improving<br />

dividend flows to council, and<br />

paying down debt. - NZ Herald<br />

NEWS 7<br />

Students<br />

light fires<br />

inside school<br />

• By Niva Chittock<br />

AVONSIDE GIRLS’ High was<br />

evacuated on Tuesday afternoon<br />

when students deliberately lit two<br />

fires inside a building.<br />

<strong>The</strong> fire alarm rang out at the<br />

school at 1.15pm after smoke<br />

from the fires set off the sprinkler<br />

system.<br />

“Two fires were lit in two waste<br />

paper bins in two different toilets,<br />

within about five minutes of<br />

each other,” principal Catherine<br />

Law said.<br />

All students were evacuated<br />

safely, along with two co-located<br />

schools, she said.<br />

Classes were cancelled for<br />

the rest of the day, with pupils<br />

escorted back in small groups to<br />

retrieve their belongings.<br />

“Our school evacuated, along<br />

with [Shirley Boys’ High School]<br />

and of course Ferndale School<br />

who have special needs students.<br />

So the consequences are potentially<br />

very, very serious.”<br />

A very serious message needed<br />

to be sent to students that there<br />

was nothing funny about lighting<br />

fires, Law said.<br />

“I need every single student in<br />

our school to know that it’s not<br />

fun, it’s not a joke, that’s not a<br />

funny thing to do - it put a lot of<br />

people’s lives at risk.” – RNZ<br />

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

Veteran car set for sedate tribute run<br />

• By Chris Barclay<br />

GEORGE LEE is obviously<br />

no boy racer, but the 76-yearold’s<br />

wheels will turn heads<br />

sedately when Vintage Car<br />

Club Canterbury pays homage<br />

to the world’s longest-running<br />

motoring event.<br />

<strong>The</strong> retired motor trimmer/upholsterer<br />

owns the oldest motor<br />

entered in Saturday’s inaugural<br />

Brooklands to Brighton Run,<br />

which is modelled on the enduring<br />

London to Brighton Veteran<br />

Car Run and restricted to vehicles<br />

at least a century old.<br />

Lee spent 30 years basically<br />

rebuilding a 1904 Alldays &<br />

Onions single cylinder eight<br />

horsepower four-seater from<br />

scratch, a true labour of love he<br />

had to be railroaded into.<br />

Having restored the interiors<br />

of hundreds of vintage and<br />

classic cars since starting his<br />

apprenticeship at Riccarton bus<br />

builder GB McWhinnie in the<br />

1960s, Lee needed badgering into<br />

buying the motor and gearbox in<br />

Greymouth.<br />

“I thought I work on old cars<br />

all the time, why do I want a<br />

hobby on what I’m working on?”<br />

asked Lee, who then justified<br />

why he relented in 1992.<br />

“It grows on you, it’s a rust disease.<br />

If it’s rusty we’ve got to pick<br />

it up and have a look at it.”<br />

Alldays & Onions’ obscurity<br />

helped because Lee wasn’t<br />

interested in restoring a stockstandard<br />

Model T Ford. <strong>The</strong><br />

Birmingham-based English automobile<br />

manufacturer operated<br />

between 1898 and 1918.<br />

Once he returned from the<br />

West Coast, Lee sourced an<br />

Alldays & Onions differential in<br />

Palmerston North plus a chassis<br />

from Loburn.<br />

While his veteran – cars<br />

produced before 1918 earn that<br />

designation; vintage were made<br />

between 1919-1930 – is almost<br />

entirely faithful to an original,<br />

there is one modern concession.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re is a crank at the front<br />

but I’ve got a Japanese starter<br />

motor because I’ve hurt my back<br />

a few times,” Lee admitted.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> thing is a lot of these cars<br />

never get on the road because the<br />

BY GEORGE: Retired motor trimmer/upholsterer George Lee with the finished product of<br />

his part-time labours over 30 years, a pristine examples of a 1904 Alldays & Onions veteran<br />

motor vehicle.<br />

PHOTO: CHRIS BARCLAY<br />

people who own them are old<br />

and they can’t crank (start) them.<br />

You have to be pretty strong.”<br />

Sporting a canary yellow paint<br />

job for maximum visibility, Lee<br />

spent untold thousands of hours<br />

toiling to make the rare machine<br />

roadworthy two years ago,<br />

though it was not an expensive<br />

exercise.<br />

“It’s cost bugger all really because<br />

I’ve done it all myself,” said<br />

Lee, who was looking forward to<br />

the Run after a recent tune-up<br />

jaunt to Geraldine.<br />

“It’s something free for the<br />

public and the kids love it,” he<br />

said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> London to Brighton<br />

Veteran Car Run was first held as<br />

the Emancipation Run in 1896,<br />

with emancipation referring to<br />

the repeal of the law requiring<br />

all motor vehicles to be preceded<br />

by a man walking with a red<br />

warning flag.<br />

It was revived and rebranded<br />

ROADWORTHY: Veteran and vintage-class cars will take<br />

part in the inaugural Brooklands to Brighton Run on<br />

Saturday.<br />

in 1927, restricted to vehicles<br />

built before 1905, and has subsequently<br />

been held annually with<br />

two exceptions: the duration of<br />

World War 2 plus ensuing petrol<br />

rationing until 1947, the Covid-19<br />

pandemic stalled the 2020 edition.<br />

<strong>The</strong> English version in November<br />

covers 87km and attracts<br />

more than 350 entrants, the local<br />

equivalent will be considerably<br />

shorter.<br />

Around 50 drivers will travel<br />

a maximum of 30km once they<br />

set off from the suburb north of<br />

the city.<br />

<strong>The</strong> route, which includes<br />

Spencerville, Lower Styx,<br />

Prestons, Burwood, Waimairi<br />

Beach, Marine Parade and<br />

Southshore en route to the final<br />

destination, a car park on Hawke<br />

St, should take about an hour to<br />

complete.<br />

And if they experience mechanical<br />

issues along the way,<br />

there should be a 1919 Nash tow<br />

truck in the vicinity.<br />

<strong>The</strong> run starts at 10am and<br />

once the vehicles, including<br />

motorcycles, arrive they will be<br />

on display until 2pm.<br />

Vintage Car Club Canterbury<br />

branch veteran convener Colin<br />

Hey said members had always<br />

taken a keen interest in the<br />

British event and eventually the<br />

penny dropped.<br />

“We thought, ‘Why don’t we<br />

organise one for Christchurch?<br />

We’ve got a Brighton here,” Hey<br />

said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> route was designed to keep<br />

potential stoppages to a minimum,<br />

so there is only one set of<br />

traffic lights to negotiate, exiting<br />

Prestons.<br />

“One difficulty with veteran<br />

cars, and especially motorbikes,<br />

is stopping and starting again,”<br />

Hey said.<br />

“Some of the motorbikes don’t<br />

have a clutch, so once the engine<br />

stops the rider has to jump off<br />

and push-start it.<br />

“It’s basically left hand turns<br />

and then one or two intersections<br />

and some roundabouts.<br />

It’s very easy running and there<br />

shouldn’t be too much traffic.”<br />

Hey said the speed was not the<br />

essence, it was an opportunity<br />

to showcase the horsepower of<br />

yesteryear.<br />

“It’s definitely not a race, most<br />

of the cars will do 30 mile an<br />

hour, the really old one’s will do<br />

20-25.”<br />

Each participant receives a<br />

commemorative plaque at the<br />

finish, while there will also be<br />

prizes for the oldest vehicle/<br />

youngest driver combination<br />

plus the best motorcycle, car or<br />

truck chosen by the public who<br />

visit the display.<br />

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NEWS 9<br />

Highest ever asking price for Chch<br />

home – $9.75 million in Fendalton<br />

• By Nikki Preston<br />

CHRISTCHURCH’S highest<br />

ever fixed price for a property<br />

has been tagged onto a luxury<br />

home in Fendalton.<br />

<strong>The</strong> listing for the large<br />

estate at 8 Wood Lane has been<br />

updated with an asking price<br />

of $9.75 million, which, if sold<br />

at this level, would break the<br />

city’s current $8m record held<br />

by a property on Wairarapa Tce,<br />

Merivale.<br />

<strong>The</strong> expansive five-bedroom,<br />

five-bathroom property, which<br />

is owned by well-known retired<br />

builder Bill Horncastle and his<br />

wife Mrrietta, first hit the market<br />

in October last year priced by<br />

deadline treaty. It was later<br />

changed to price by negotiation<br />

and now has a fixed price.<br />

Harcourts<br />

listing agent<br />

Cameron Bailey,<br />

who has previously<br />

described<br />

it as the best<br />

house on the<br />

Cameron<br />

Bailey<br />

best site on<br />

the best street,<br />

said they had<br />

received a lot of<br />

market feedback about the price<br />

over the last four months including<br />

two written offers close to the<br />

list price.<br />

“We are just trying to show<br />

people what will buy it and we<br />

can back that up by the offers<br />

that we have had and we weren’t<br />

a long way apart,” he said.<br />

“If it’s got no price on it and it’s<br />

a big property like that, there’s<br />

always a lot of talk around what<br />

the owners want and we wanted<br />

to show the market the truth . . .<br />

now we are showing the market<br />

what they want and what the<br />

feedback has been.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> original house, built for<br />

English settler and the street’s<br />

namesake William Derisley<br />

Wood, was replaced with a new<br />

home. However, the discovery<br />

of two rooms dating back to the<br />

EXPANSIVE: <strong>The</strong> property at 8 Wood Lane, Fendalton, now has an asking price of $9.75m. Below – the large 3300 sq m<br />

section overlooks the Ōtākaro Avon River.<br />

PHOTOS: NZ HERALD<br />

original 1890s property provided<br />

inspiration for the new house<br />

that was built around it.<br />

Bailey said not only were people<br />

getting an exceptional house,<br />

but it was underpinned by such a<br />

large piece of land, which he previously<br />

described as “being your<br />

own private botanical gardens”.<br />

“It’s 3300sqm of land – people<br />

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had put a higher asking price on.<br />

“I’ve definitely done $3m (list<br />

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Most of the houses he had<br />

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mind without getting that<br />

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New owners for historic<br />

buildings after auction<br />

UNWANTED DELIVERY:<br />

A St Albans resident has<br />

detailed the amount of food<br />

and rubbish left on their<br />

property by a man who has<br />

been warned by police.<br />

• By Chris Barclay<br />

TWO HERITAGE-LISTED<br />

colonial era properties on<br />

Cranmer Square have been sold,<br />

and their future appears secure<br />

as an enduring reminder of<br />

yesteryear.<br />

Both properties were auctioned<br />

‘as is where is’ on <strong>February</strong><br />

15 and sold for a combined<br />

$900,000.<br />

Although developers were<br />

keen when the wooden dwellings<br />

at 38 and 40 Cranmer Square<br />

were put on the market, interest<br />

waned when made aware of their<br />

protected status with the city<br />

council.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y soon realised they were<br />

heritage buildings so they’ll<br />

likely be there for a long time,”<br />

said Harcourts Grenadier real<br />

estate agent Jonny Nicholls.<br />

Readily identifiable to those<br />

who drive or walk past the inner<br />

city green space, the two-storey<br />

house at the corner of Cranmer<br />

Square and Kilmore St used to<br />

serve as the unofficial tuckshop<br />

for the adjacent Christchurch<br />

Normal School, a Gothic-style<br />

building demolished after the<br />

2010 and 2011 earthquakes.<br />

Under the city council’s district<br />

plan, the three-bedroom house<br />

SOLD: Two heritage-listed colonial era properties on<br />

Cranmer Square have new owners.<br />

built in the 1870s holds high<br />

heritage and cultural significance<br />

as an example of a former way of<br />

life for 19th century retailers in<br />

Christchurch.<br />

<strong>The</strong> older twin-gabled cottage<br />

at No 38 also has high heritage<br />

significance as one of the earliest<br />

remaining inner-city houses. It<br />

was constructed in 1859.<br />

<strong>The</strong> latest rateable value for<br />

the old tuckshop was $560,000<br />

in August 2022; the cottage was<br />

listed at $530,000.<br />

If either of the new owners<br />

sought to demolish their<br />

property in future and develop<br />

the site they would require<br />

resource consent from the city<br />

council.<br />

Nicholls said one property was<br />

likely to be rented and the other<br />

owner-occupied “when the time<br />

is right”.<br />

While his recent listings attracted<br />

national and international<br />

attention, Nicholls said these<br />

properties principally piqued<br />

local interest.<br />

“It soon became apparent<br />

someone was going to buy these<br />

out of love and those buyers were<br />

largely locals who had always held<br />

an interest in the properties.”<br />

More stories emerge<br />

about food vandal<br />

targeting St Albans<br />

ANOTHER ST Albans resident<br />

regularly targeted by a man<br />

issued with a trespass notice by<br />

police has detailed the treatment<br />

they endured.<br />

Properties and vehicles on<br />

Mersey St had been pelted with<br />

food and rubbish by the individual<br />

for up to a year before<br />

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<strong>February</strong> 18.<br />

Quintin Swanepoel, the resident<br />

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his plight in <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> last<br />

week, revealing foodstuffs were<br />

left on his vehicle repeatedly.<br />

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Day cream was poured<br />

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A neighbour, who wanted to<br />

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left in a letterbox.<br />

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Soft drink cans, unopened<br />

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Man jailed for abuse of traumatised child<br />

• By Anna Leask<br />

A CHRISTCHURCH man who<br />

admitted he helped to abuse a<br />

preschooler to the point he was<br />

severely emaciated and unable to<br />

walk or speak has been jailed.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 43-year-old’s offending<br />

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and gratuitous”and the court<br />

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the offending and had shown no<br />

remorse.<br />

In November details of the<br />

case were revealed when the<br />

man – who cannot be named to<br />

protect the identity of the young<br />

victim – pleaded guilty to five<br />

charges of assault.<br />

Justice Rachel Dunningham<br />

yesterday sentenced him to two<br />

months’ jail for each of the assaults<br />

on the boy and 14 months<br />

for another assault. <strong>The</strong> terms<br />

are to be served concurrently.<br />

Given he has spent about seven<br />

months in prison already as<br />

his case progressed through<br />

the courts it is likely he will be<br />

released soon.<br />

Two women are also facing<br />

charges for their alleged abuse<br />

and ill-treatment of the boy. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

have pleaded not guilty and are<br />

due to stand trial later this year.<br />

But the man admitted his role<br />

in the boy’s injuries – which<br />

occurred while he lived with<br />

him and the women a tiny overcrowded<br />

flat.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> abuse came to light in<br />

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ribs and his sternum, as well<br />

as burn marks from a cigarette<br />

lighter and bleeding over the<br />

surface of his brain.<br />

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18 and October 7, 2021<br />

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the adults in the house.<br />

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house with only a folded-up<br />

duvet, a couple of blankets and a<br />

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of the public might see him<br />

there so he was moved to the<br />

bathtub with urine-soiled blankets<br />

that were allegedly never<br />

washed.<br />

<strong>The</strong> court heard the boy had<br />

no routine in his life and did not<br />

attend daycare.<br />

He stayed up watching television<br />

into the early hours of the<br />

morning .<br />

He was given little food.<br />

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the boy on multiple occasions,<br />

including forcefully dragging<br />

him by his limbs and smacking<br />

him with force on his buttocks,<br />

causing bruising.<br />

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times by the same woman who<br />

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offending.<br />

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Review could see board chair demoted<br />

• By Chris Barclay<br />

CHRISTCHURCH’S longestserving<br />

local government<br />

politician risks demotion in her<br />

final term as discord develops<br />

within a city community board.<br />

Helen Broughton’s tenure as<br />

chair of the Waipuna Halswell-<br />

Hornby-Riccarton community<br />

board is under threat, with her<br />

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colleagues, potentially at the next<br />

scheduled meeting on March 14.<br />

Broughton, who has represented<br />

Riccarton on the board<br />

since 1995, was nominated and<br />

appointed unopposed, when the<br />

current board convened for the<br />

first time after the 2022 local<br />

elections.<br />

While the chair is typically<br />

chosen for the three-year duration<br />

of a council term, board<br />

member and Halswell Ward city<br />

councillor Andrei Moore said<br />

there was a verbal agreement<br />

specifying a review after 12<br />

months.<br />

Those discussions were held<br />

before the inaugural meeting<br />

and the review requirement<br />

was never formally recorded,<br />

which Moore conceded was an<br />

oversight.<br />

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should still have already been<br />

conducted.<br />

“We were supposed to have<br />

a review in November but that<br />

item got withdrawn by the<br />

DISCORD: Long-serving Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton community board chair<br />

Helen Broughton’s role is under threat with fellow board member Andrei Moore<br />

pushing for a review of her position.<br />

chair,” he said.<br />

Broughton refuted that claim.<br />

“It wasn’t on the order paper<br />

and I certainly didn’t pull it,” she<br />

said.<br />

Moore said a review was<br />

overdue, citing Broughton’s competency<br />

with social media as a<br />

concern compared to the efforts<br />

of Waipapa Papanui-Innes-Central<br />

counterpart Emma Norrish.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> chair is a really public<br />

facing role, the voice of the community<br />

board if you will. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

play a really key part in public<br />

engagement,” he said.<br />

“We’ve got some chairs who<br />

do really good communications<br />

about community board meetings<br />

and what’s going on at them.<br />

“Emma does a fabulous job,<br />

she’s a classic example of (using)<br />

really effective social media communication<br />

from a chair. That’s<br />

certainly something I’d like to<br />

see from our board as well. It’s<br />

not happening at present.”<br />

Broughton acknowledged<br />

shortcomings with that aspect of<br />

her stewardship.<br />

“Certainly I would have to<br />

pick that up, it was raised at the<br />

beginning,” she said.<br />

“I got so involved in planning<br />

issues that I probably didn’t learn<br />

how to manage Facebook effectively.<br />

I was busy last year and I’d<br />

have to be taught this too.”<br />

Broughton, who retires from<br />

local government politics at the<br />

end of this term, said she was<br />

unaware of any dissatisfaction<br />

with her performance until approached<br />

by <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong>.<br />

“I think the board has run very<br />

smoothly, people have been able<br />

to speak. I’ve encouraged the<br />

young ones to speak out so I am<br />

somewhat surprised.”<br />

She hoped to retain the role<br />

after spending the previous two<br />

terms as deputy, and said the<br />

review process was underway.<br />

“I’m comfortable with some<br />

sort of meeting being held, we’re<br />

looking for a facilitator for that.<br />

A process is underway that will<br />

be fair for everybody.”<br />

Moore agreed the process was<br />

being formalised and hoped the<br />

role of chair would be reviewed on<br />

March 14.<br />

Most board members would<br />

not comment on or did not<br />

respond regarding Broughton’s<br />

future.<br />

Deputy chair Marie Pollisco<br />

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(Hornby), Debbie Mora<br />

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First-term Hornby representative<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>29</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 17<br />

SuNdAy 17 MARch<br />

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TRAINING PROGRAMME<br />

wEEK NINE: Plan the plan<br />

2 weeks out and it is time to look forward to the<br />

event and start planning the day. <strong>The</strong> start for<br />

the 12km is at 9am, 6km starts at 9.45am. Are you<br />

planning to roll out of bed at 8am, have a quick<br />

coffee and toast and hurry to the start? Or do<br />

you get up at 6.30am to have a decent breakfast,<br />

leaving you plenty of time for the digestion and<br />

to get ready to arrive at the start in plenty of<br />

time? I suggest that this week on the Wednesday<br />

or Saturday, you actually practice your race day<br />

routine so it is familiar to you on the day. You won’t<br />

know what the weather will be like until a couple of<br />

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LEvEL MONdAy wEdNESdAy ThuRSdAy SATuRdAy<br />

Beginner<br />

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Intermediate<br />

12km<br />

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6km<br />

walk<br />

6km/12km<br />

45 min<br />

Jog<br />

50 min<br />

Easy Jog<br />

45 min<br />

Jog<br />

6km 30 min<br />

12km 60 min<br />

(both warm up, then every<br />

5mins walk at a vigorous<br />

intensity, 5 mins light in<br />

between)<br />

75 min<br />

Jog<br />

60 min<br />

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mins rest in between<br />

50 min<br />

Jog<br />

6km 40 min (mod)<br />

12km 75 min (mod)<br />

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the legs starts in the weekend. If you feel a bit<br />

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75 min<br />

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50 min<br />

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60 min<br />

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6km 35 min (light)<br />

12km 60 min (light)<br />

65 min<br />

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80 min<br />

Jog<br />

60 min<br />

Jog<br />

6km 25min<br />

12km 105min<br />

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18<br />

LETTERS<br />

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

Readers remember where they were<br />

Last Thursday was<br />

the 13th anniversary<br />

of the devastating 6.3<br />

magnitude <strong>February</strong><br />

2011 earthquake. We<br />

asked starnews.co.nz<br />

Facebook users where<br />

they were when it struck<br />

Susan Grant: At home, was<br />

talking to my son on the phone<br />

when earthquake hit. My house<br />

was unstable from the September<br />

quake, the <strong>February</strong> quake<br />

finished it off. We were later red<br />

zoned. My thoughts on this day<br />

are for the ones who lost their<br />

lives.<br />

Margaret Gamblin: I was<br />

at home when the earthquake<br />

hit, it was my day off. My home<br />

stood up, but unfortunately<br />

where I worked didn’t. I worked<br />

at Canterbury Spinners Ltd<br />

in Maces Rd, it was one of the<br />

biggest employers of the Eastside<br />

– still miss working there.<br />

Nikki Miller: In Rangiora, my<br />

grandma was staying from the<br />

North Island (she was painting<br />

my garage window). Hubby had<br />

just called home on his lunch<br />

break. I was a caregiver/support<br />

worker at the time, so worked<br />

through with my clients. I had<br />

so much anxiety (still do) about<br />

leaving home.<br />

Stephen Taylor: I was home<br />

DEVASTATION: Of the 185 people killed in the <strong>February</strong> 22,<br />

2011 earthquake, 115 were in the CTV building.<br />

PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

on my RDO on a farm in<br />

Dunsandel. All of a sudden the<br />

radio went out. When they came<br />

back on air they said they had<br />

just had an earthquake. It will be<br />

a day I will never forget, just like<br />

the one in September.<br />

Kyle Croton: I was in Hagley<br />

Park, helping delivering plywood<br />

for the flower show, 3 news<br />

were there filming, they got the<br />

footage while it was happening.<br />

Two minutes after we arrived,<br />

everything shook. <strong>The</strong> truck<br />

was going crazy, you could<br />

see nearby buildings falling,<br />

screaming, and water coming<br />

out in the park. After it finished<br />

we left, took us four hours to go<br />

home. Traffic was at a standstill,<br />

from town to Bexley, the boss<br />

said take the remainder day off<br />

and week til further notice. We<br />

saw blankets on the side of the<br />

roads on footpaths with bodies<br />

under them, it was sad and heart<br />

breaking.<br />

Jacinta Roosing: In a car on<br />

Riccarton Rd, not far from the<br />

mall. <strong>The</strong>n hoping my son had<br />

got back from Science Alive<br />

school trip. Took an hour to get<br />

to Ilam School. A lady at my<br />

work lost her daughter in the<br />

CTV building, she was 16-yearsold.<br />

Glynne Duncan: At an agecare<br />

facility trying to save the<br />

elderly (dementia) from falling<br />

over, then dealing with the<br />

horrific aftermath, injured people<br />

coming in needing assistance,<br />

scared families of our residents<br />

coming in needing comfort,<br />

trying to contact my family but<br />

no reception. A day I will never<br />

forget, its the day I truly realised<br />

how precious life is and to never<br />

take it for granted.<br />

Susan Jane Gallagher: In our<br />

house in Wainoni recovering<br />

from a neck operation, scary as<br />

everything was falling around<br />

me. My partner was in town<br />

working near the CTV building,<br />

he took nearly six hours to get<br />

home.<br />

Sharon McLeod: I was sitting<br />

in my flat, watching the news. I<br />

even remember a little boy asking<br />

me if Whangarei was going to<br />

have an earthquake.<br />

Joanne Kennedy: Never forget,<br />

up Rapaki Rd. Looking after two<br />

wee girls. Took me a while to go<br />

back up that hill.<br />

Rach White: At home, 36<br />

weeks pregnant, watching<br />

Jeremy Kyle reading some post<br />

on Facebook about the guy<br />

who predicted the big one. Was<br />

supposed to be getting milk from<br />

Countdown Eastgate but couldn’t<br />

be bothered at the time and<br />

figured I’d go later.<br />

Alex Gaskin: Yep, I can<br />

remember climbing a vertical<br />

ladder on the outside of<br />

Fendalton Library to get to<br />

the roof, thought I was drunk<br />

couldn’t work out why the<br />

building was swaying. Never<br />

forget that day until I forget<br />

everything.<br />

Irene Higgie: Home from work<br />

sick. Was absolutely terrified,<br />

ran over to the neighbours, sat<br />

outside watching our house<br />

move every time there was an<br />

aftershock.<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>29</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

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

LETTERS 19<br />

when the 2011 earthquake struck<br />

Jordan Stack: Standing outside<br />

KFC in Hornby. After deciding<br />

not to go into town. Seeing the<br />

glass windows bend from the<br />

bank, etc, was so crazy! My<br />

friend and I then sat at a bus stop<br />

for probably 10 minutes, before<br />

walking to a relative’s.<br />

Molly Calvert: I was cooking<br />

tea as I was starting work at<br />

2pm, remember that day like it<br />

was yesterday, got trapped in the<br />

kitchen with crockery flying everywhere,<br />

and the pantry fell on<br />

I WAS happy to read there is<br />

still some commonsense in our<br />

council by not committing to<br />

a multi-million dollar roading<br />

change at Church Corner –<br />

council staff wanted to block the<br />

flow of traffic from Main South<br />

Rd to Riccarton Rd.<br />

me. Thought I was a gonner. As<br />

individuals ,we all have a story to<br />

tell. My deepest sympathy to all<br />

the families who lost loved ones.<br />

And for those who were trapped<br />

and or suffered with horrific<br />

injuries.<br />

Paul Goddard: In my office on<br />

the fourth floor, PMH (Princess<br />

Margaret Hospital) on a conference<br />

call with the team at hospital<br />

dental, at that time under the<br />

old hospital car park.<br />

Sue Tavinor: Yea I was at work,<br />

This change would obstruct<br />

the flow of traffic and affect<br />

many other intersections, adding<br />

to driver frustration which I<br />

believe leads to bad decisions and<br />

accidents.<br />

I also question why, if this T<br />

intersection is such a hot-spot for<br />

accidents, why it was left the way<br />

it is for so long before it was given<br />

any attention? Having driven<br />

through this area countless times<br />

for years, at all times of the day<br />

and night, there are many simple<br />

things that could’ve been tried<br />

to improve this intersection<br />

without using a sledge-hammer<br />

approach of removing the intersection<br />

altogether.<br />

-D Downward<br />

CSL. RaeRae and I were out for<br />

a cigarette. Drove home in water<br />

and liquefaction on Breezes Rd,<br />

Aranui, with the water up to the<br />

bottom of my door. <strong>The</strong> worst<br />

thing was not knowing what to<br />

was happening with my family. I<br />

still suffer the after effects.<br />

Leisha Sutherland: I had<br />

a training day at <strong>The</strong> Palms<br />

upstairs in Farmers and the top<br />

floor fell through, I remember all<br />

I could hear was glasses, plates<br />

just breaking.<br />

Commonsense prevailed with intersection<br />

Completely disagree with a<br />

number of Jaxon Daniels’ selections<br />

of Crusaders’ best 15 ever,<br />

(<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong>, <strong>February</strong> 22).<br />

Matt Todd, a 140-game<br />

Crusader does not even get an<br />

honourable mention. He was<br />

more consistent than McCaw for<br />

the Crusaders and was a huge<br />

part of the Crusaders first three<br />

championship titles under<br />

Razor 2017-19.<br />

This is not about the AB’s and<br />

World Cups. Richie Mo’unga<br />

was the lynchpin of the seventitle<br />

Crusaders teams under<br />

Scott Robertson. Yes, Carter<br />

has more points, but he played<br />

more games. Richie and Andrew<br />

Mehrtens, both rate ahead of<br />

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Dan for the Crusaders. Mehrts<br />

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1998-2000. I do agree with some<br />

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BURNSIDE West Uni are<br />

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the back end of the two-day<br />

competition after their first piece<br />

of silverware this season.<br />

Burnside beat Lancaster Park<br />

by five wickets on Sunday in the<br />

final of the one-day portion of<br />

the OEM Audio men’s premiership<br />

– their second win in the<br />

last three seasons.<br />

Captain Matt Hay said the<br />

team has had to shift their attention<br />

quickly.<br />

“We’ve got two rounds to go<br />

and we’ve got a wee bit of a buffer<br />

at the top there.<br />

“I guess the focus changed<br />

pretty quickly into making sure<br />

we finish the season well.”<br />

Burnside hold a 15-point lead<br />

over Lancaster Park in the twoday<br />

standings with two rounds<br />

left, spanning four weeks.<br />

Hay said they were staying<br />

relaxed ahead of the run-in to<br />

the end of the season.<br />

“We’ve got a pretty young group<br />

of guys who just enjoy playing<br />

cricket, and the good thing with<br />

the youth I guess is they probably<br />

don’t look too far ahead and they<br />

just really enjoy playing and training<br />

and ripping in.”<br />

But the prospect of completing<br />

an historic double of one-day<br />

and two-day trophies – a feat<br />

last accomplished by Burnside in<br />

1992 – is extremely exciting.<br />

“It would be very, very special<br />

for us,” said Hay. “We are aware<br />

of, I suppose, what it means for<br />

the club and what place it would<br />

have in the club’s history to be<br />

able to do that.’’<br />

<strong>The</strong> first team standing in their<br />

way is East Shirley, who they<br />

will clash with over the next two<br />

Saturdays in the first of their last<br />

two games.Easts are only sixth in<br />

the two-day standings but Hay<br />

WINNERS: <strong>The</strong> victorious Burnside West Uni team after<br />

winning the one-day competition against Lancaster Park.<br />

Right – Burnside’s Oscar Jackson took 3/<strong>29</strong> in the final.<br />

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said they’ll pose a strong threat.<br />

“Yeah, (they’re) always a tough<br />

opponent, no matter how they’re<br />

going in a competition.<br />

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second-placed Lancaster Park<br />

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Lancaster Park scraped a draw<br />

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OBC’s match with St Albans<br />

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Cashmere, Elmwood look to<br />

Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>29</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

SPORT 21<br />

continue winning form in semis<br />

• By Diane Keenan<br />

CASHMERE’S MEN’S and<br />

Elmwood’s women’s tennis<br />

teams, the winners of the first<br />

round of Christchurch premier<br />

interclub competition, are<br />

looking to repeat their success<br />

in the second-round semi-final<br />

playoffs on Saturday.<br />

In the men’s competition<br />

Cashmere has been a class act<br />

all season and meets rivals<br />

Elmwood, who have been affected<br />

by player availability in<br />

the post-Christmas competition.<br />

<strong>The</strong> other semi-final is between<br />

Bishopdale and Burnside Park,<br />

teams of young players, many of<br />

whom have played college tennis<br />

in the United States.<br />

Cashmere will go into its<br />

semi-final as favourites given its<br />

dominance in the round-robin<br />

matches, but much will depend<br />

on who of the many players<br />

on Elmwood’s books takes the<br />

court.<br />

Cashmere captain Tim Meredith<br />

said his team is looking<br />

forward to playing Elmwood in<br />

front of a home crowd.<br />

“We haven’t played them in<br />

semi-final or final on our courts<br />

for some time. We always enjoy<br />

our matches against them and<br />

recognise it will be 50-50 given<br />

the squad of amazing players<br />

CLASS ACT: Cashmere, captained by Tim Meredith, goes<br />

into the second-round semi-final playoffs as favourite in<br />

the men’s premier interclub competition.<br />

they can call on,” he said.<br />

Meredith is playing with his<br />

brothers Tim and Matt, and<br />

Lucas Evans who was the top<br />

singles player for the Christ’s<br />

College team that won this<br />

week’s South Island secondary<br />

schools championships at Wilding<br />

Park. Harry Weeds, who<br />

is also an outstanding golfer,<br />

makes a timely return to tennis<br />

this week as Cashmere’s other<br />

regular, Liam Barrett is unavailable.<br />

Elmwood’s manager Ashley<br />

Forbes said his club will field a<br />

very competitive team for the<br />

play-offs. Elmwood only had<br />

three singles players last week<br />

against Burnside Park, including<br />

Tennis Canterbury’s general<br />

manager Bevan Johns, Lawrence<br />

Darling and James Spence. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

put up a good fight, but when<br />

play was abandoned late afternoon<br />

due to rain, Burnside Park<br />

won as it was leading 3-2. Forbes<br />

said the good news is both<br />

Lawrence and Elliott Darling are<br />

available this week.<br />

Bishopdale goes into its<br />

semifinal against Burnside Park<br />

full of confidence after trouncing<br />

Te Kura Hagley and earning full<br />

points last week. Bishopdale can<br />

be proud of its season during<br />

which its form has improved<br />

each week. Burnside Park will<br />

be tough competition as coach<br />

Remi Feneon was back in the<br />

team last week and EJ Gonzaga,<br />

the Canterbury secondary<br />

schools’ champion, is in form.<br />

In the women’s competition<br />

Elmwood is 17 points clear of its<br />

nearest rival, Te Kura Hagley.<br />

Both teams are stacked with<br />

experienced players who have<br />

competed at national level.<br />

Elmwood will play at home<br />

against the young Bishopdale<br />

team, which had to default<br />

last week as most of its players<br />

were involved in the secondary<br />

schools’ teams event. Elmwood<br />

has the formidable Abby<br />

Mason and Louise Oxnevad<br />

as its top players, and possibly<br />

mid-Canterbury’s Holly-Jayne<br />

Feutz, the Canterbury secondary<br />

schools’ champion.<br />

FORMIDABLE: Elmwood<br />

has top player Louise<br />

Oxnevad.<br />

Te Kura Hagley plays<br />

Cashmere in the other semifinal.<br />

Ruby Young, Cashmere’s<br />

number one and its trump card,<br />

could face Te Kura Hagley’s<br />

captain Beth Williamson. Others<br />

in the strong Te Kura Hagley<br />

line-up include Michele Kelsen,<br />

Petra Belzova, Bailee Wilson and<br />

Adele Orangi.<br />

<strong>The</strong> finals will be held on<br />

March 9.<br />

United fizzing ahead of Charity Cup clash<br />

• By Sam Coughlan<br />

CHRISTCHURCH United will<br />

have their first chance to pick<br />

up silverware in <strong>2024</strong> when they<br />

take on Wellington Olympic in<br />

the pre-season Charity Cup in<br />

Wellington on Sunday.<br />

<strong>The</strong> cup is played for by the<br />

winners of the previous season’s<br />

National League and Chatham<br />

Cup winners – which were<br />

Olympic and United respectively.<br />

United head<br />

coach Ryan<br />

Edwards said he’s<br />

excited for his<br />

team to be in the<br />

Charity Cup.<br />

“I think it’s a really<br />

cool initiative<br />

for New Zealand<br />

football to get a<br />

competition like<br />

Ryan<br />

Edwards<br />

this started up in the country<br />

and it’s gonna be really cool.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> chance to pick up silverware<br />

early in the season is enticing<br />

for Edwards – although he<br />

feels his team is up against it due<br />

to the timing of the fixture.<br />

“I think Olympic have been<br />

training for five weeks because<br />

they’ve got the OFC (Champions<br />

League) qualifiers afterwards,”<br />

he said.<br />

“So they’ll be at the end of<br />

their pre-season in terms of<br />

match readiness and we’re at the<br />

start of ours, so it’s not a very<br />

balanced position to be going<br />

into.”<br />

<strong>The</strong>re’s a lot of familiarity<br />

between the teams – former<br />

Olympic winger Joel Stevens has<br />

moved to join United this year<br />

while coaches Paul Ifill and Ekow<br />

Quainoo have joined Olympic,<br />

along with former United forward<br />

Eddie Wilkinson.<br />

Edwards also represented<br />

Olympic in his playing days,<br />

andsaid it’s those sorts of personal<br />

connections between the<br />

two sides would make for a good<br />

match.<br />

“I think it will add a bit more<br />

to the match. It just it heightens<br />

the kind of intent you put towards<br />

the game.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> Charity Cup on Sunday<br />

kicks off at 1pm at Martin Luckie<br />

Park in Wellington.<br />

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Lawson aims to go one better at open<br />

RIVALS: Mark Lawson with Sir Bob Charles, the defending<br />

champion of the New Zealand Hickory Open.<br />

PHOTOS: PETER VAN EEKELEN ​<br />

• By Sam Coughlan<br />

FEW KNOW Shirley<br />

Links better than course<br />

superintendent Mark Lawson.<br />

<strong>The</strong> groundskeeper has worked<br />

at the Christchurch Golf Club for<br />

37 years – since he was 16 – and<br />

will compete in the New Zealand<br />

Hickory Open there starting on<br />

Tuesday.<br />

Hickory golf is a sport akin to<br />

regular golf, but using clubs in<br />

the style of those made 100 years<br />

ago, with wooden shafts and<br />

heads.<br />

This is the third edition of the<br />

open, and Lawson has competed<br />

in both previous events. He was<br />

runner-up last year, just one shot<br />

behind winner Sir Bob Charles.<br />

Lawson believes he could do<br />

well at this year’s open, but admits<br />

he will need to be on form.<br />

“If you go well, you’ve probably<br />

got a chance, and if you don’t go<br />

well, you’ve got no chance,” he<br />

said.<br />

“So, you’ve just got to turn<br />

up and play well, and if you do,<br />

you’ve got a chance, haven’t<br />

you?”<br />

Defending champion Charles<br />

will be competing again this<br />

year.<br />

“If I’m upright, I’ll be there,”<br />

he said.<br />

“I haven’t had a huge amount<br />

of preparation so I’ve got low<br />

expectations, but I always do –<br />

better that than to have high expectations<br />

and be disappointed.”<br />

Anthony Doyle, the club<br />

professional at Christchurch who<br />

won back-to-back Shirley Opens<br />

on this course from 2009-10, will<br />

also be taking part.<br />

Lawson’s form will hold him in<br />

good stead – he currently leads<br />

the Harry Vardon Challenge, a<br />

weekly competition played by<br />

hickory fans in Christchurch.<br />

OUT OF THE ROUGH: Lawson during a round at Shirley.<br />

He has played golf since he was<br />

14, but hickory has given him a<br />

new love for the game after being<br />

introduced to it just days before<br />

the first New Zealand Hickory<br />

Open.<br />

“I play more golf now, I would<br />

only ever be dragged out by my<br />

mates sort of once a month.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y’d put my name down and<br />

I’d go and play and it was really<br />

to hang out with them,” he said.<br />

“Where now I can happily play<br />

twice a week – definitely once<br />

a week – so I’m much keener to<br />

play hickory golf than I’ve ever<br />

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Young halves to guide team<br />

SPORT 23<br />

• By Sam Coughlan<br />

THE CRUSADERS have named<br />

an inexperienced new halves<br />

pairing for their Super Rugby<br />

Pacific clash with the Waratahs<br />

in Melbourne on Saturday.<br />

Highly-touted young halfback<br />

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Mitchell Drummond – just his<br />

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the injured Rivez Reihana.<br />

<strong>The</strong> pair, both 20, came off the<br />

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Reece, Levi Aumua, David<br />

Havili, Macca Springer,<br />

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Hotham, Cullen Grace,<br />

Tom Christie, Dominic<br />

Gardiner, Quentin Strange,<br />

Scott Barrett (c), Fletcher<br />

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Newell, George Bell,<br />

George Bower. RESERVES:<br />

Quentin MacDonald, Joe<br />

Moody, Owen Franks,<br />

Jamie Hannah, Christian<br />

Lio-Willie, Mitchell<br />

Drummond, Ryan Crotty,<br />

Dallas McLeod.<br />

who suffered a ‘significant hamstring<br />

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Midfielder David Havili also<br />

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<strong>The</strong> bench is largely the same,<br />

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GARDENING 25<br />

Dealing with extreme summer weather<br />

IT HASN’T been an easy<br />

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Exceptionally unsettled<br />

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Late season’s peaches and<br />

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Most strawberry fruiting has<br />

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provide runners for next seasons<br />

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Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>29</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

Mulch is essential for plant health<br />

WHEN IT SEEMS so hot you<br />

could probably fry an egg on the<br />

footpath, you can almost believe<br />

you could fry another one on<br />

exposed garden soil too.<br />

At any rate, that soil can get<br />

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<strong>The</strong>se conditions are brutal and<br />

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<strong>The</strong> only bit that needs total<br />

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<strong>The</strong> traditional solution is to<br />

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a mulch around each plant to<br />

create an insulating layer that<br />

protects the soil from direct solar<br />

exposure.<br />

<strong>The</strong> word ‘‘mulch’’ describes<br />

a specific type of material that<br />

is non-specific in its origins but<br />

functions much like goose down<br />

in a winter coat.<br />

Down retains its loft to create a<br />

thick zone of dead air for maximum<br />

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In the garden, people have long<br />

used mulch around their vegetables<br />

to create a similar insulation<br />

layer between the sun and soil<br />

INSULATION: Take care when adding mulch, it’s important to apply a generous amount.<br />

to keep conditions underground<br />

cooler.<br />

Mulch does other things,<br />

provided it’s 5-6cm deep, and<br />

preferably more.<br />

First, mulch prevents surface<br />

crusting of the soil so water introduced<br />

goes straight in.<br />

Second, it shades the soil so<br />

roots will find a sizeable zone of<br />

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Third, mulch laid thick enough<br />

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You can also use mulch in pathways<br />

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Mulch is not a soil amendment<br />

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If they are tilled in, you risk<br />

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You can re-use mulch season<br />

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your garden and into a pile to use<br />

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It’s great for freeze/thaw mulching<br />

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Straw is commonly used<br />

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A single bale of straw can cover<br />

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Even if there’s a lot of rain and<br />

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Mulches aren’t laid out until the<br />

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If you put it on too early the soil<br />

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Keep your mulch layer 3cm or<br />

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Nothing works better for water<br />

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“Ten Minutes to Millionaire: Unveiling the<br />

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Amberley: Saturday 23rd March, 7.30pm -<br />

Suzanne Lynch, Liz Braggins & Graham<br />

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

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

6pm - DJ Rakinem.<br />

CASHMERE CLUB, 50 Colombo St: Friday<br />

8pm - <strong>The</strong> Party Singers. Saturday 7.30pm -<br />

Mainland Big Band, $10 entry.<br />

CHCH CASINO, 30 Victoria St: Friday<br />

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CHCH FOLK MUSIC CLUB, Irish Society<br />

Hall, <strong>29</strong> Domain Tce: Sunday 7.30pm -<br />

Good Habits (UK).<br />

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

4pm - Steven Gill Trio; 7.30pm - Live Band<br />

Karaoke; 11pm - HeadRush. Friday 5pm - Nick<br />

& Dan; 8.30pm - Liberator; Midnight -<br />

Castaway. Saturday 1.30pm - Heather Webb<br />

Trio; 5pm - <strong>The</strong> Calzones; 8.30pm - Black &<br />

Gold; Midnight - Mr Speaker. Sunday 1.30pm -<br />

Rosanna & Elly; 5pm - Penny Blue Band.<br />

FOOD TRUCK ALLEY, 3 McCormacks<br />

Bay Rd: Sunday 4pm - <strong>The</strong> Nowhere Men.<br />

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March - <strong>The</strong> Neutrons. Sunday 24th March -<br />

Monster Music. Sunday 31st March - <strong>The</strong><br />

Nowhere Men.<br />

GOLDEN MILE TAVERN, 2 Trents Rd,<br />

Templeton: Saturday 2pm - Mandi Miller.<br />

HORNBY CLUB, 17 Carmen Rd: Friday<br />

7pm - Jo's Karaoke. Sunday 3pm - Reminisce<br />

with Anthony.<br />

LYTTELTON CLUB, 23 Dublin St: Friday<br />

8th March, 7.30pm - International Women's<br />

Day feat. Mandi Miller.<br />

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Saturday - Titanic.<br />

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

10.30pm - Hired Guns. Saturday 10.30pm -<br />

Uncovered.<br />

OPAWA BOWL & JACK, 15 Opawa Rd:<br />

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QUEENSPARK TAVERN, 60 Queenspark<br />

Dr: Saturday 7.30pm - 12 Gauge.<br />

RACECOURSE HOTEL, '<strong>The</strong> Borough', 75<br />

London St: Friday 7pm - DJ Chick.<br />

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

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

7pm - End Game. Sunday 3pm - Hemi Porter.<br />

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

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

- Red Weekend. Sunday 4.30pm - Irish Session<br />

with Malarkey.<br />

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

7.30pm - Kelvinator. Saturday 7pm - Karaoke.<br />

Sunday 4pm - Open Mic.<br />

SUMNER SOCIAL, 22a Esplanade,<br />

Sumner: Friday 5pm - Live music. Saturday<br />

1pm - Live music.<br />

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

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THE BLACK HORSE, Lincoln Rd:<br />

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Quiz. Friday 6pm - Harry Burt; 10pm - 12<br />

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Brotherhood. Sunday 5pm - Matt Hall.<br />

THE BOWER, 487 New Brighton Rd:<br />

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3.30pm - Nexus.<br />

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd: Friday<br />

7.30pm - Open Mic feat. <strong>The</strong> Outboard<br />

Motors. Wednesday - Carpathia (Kevin<br />

Emmett, Jared Williams & Chris Baker).<br />

THE MAK, 1276 Main North Rd: Sunday<br />

3pm - Hired Guns.<br />

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

9.30pm - Doubtfire Saturday 9.30pm - Decoy<br />

Duck. Sunday 6pm - Lance Kiwi Karaoke.<br />

Tuesday 7pm - Quiz. Wednesday 7.30pm -<br />

Lance Kiwi Karaoke.<br />

THE RICCS, 280 Blenheim Rd: Thursday<br />

8pm - Dave's Karaoke. Saturday - 8.30pm -<br />

Raisin Tooth.<br />

THE ROCKPOOL, 85 Hereford St:<br />

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

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THE SIDELINE SPORTS BAR, 331<br />

Stanmore Rd: Thursday 7pm - Jam Night<br />

with Ritchie Gillies & Nick Buchanan.<br />

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SATURDAY<br />

& SUNDAY<br />

8.30am-2pm<br />

Great Kids menu<br />

$25<br />

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PLUS A SPECIAL<br />

KID'S MENU<br />

FAMILY<br />

plus designated $<br />

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13<br />

play room<br />

Two courses<br />

Soup/Roast or<br />

Roast/Dessert<br />

‘Famous<br />

for their<br />

roasts!’<br />

$ FROM<br />

20<br />

Kid’s<br />

Special<br />

Two courses<br />

Lunch only<br />

Monday - Saturday<br />

12pm - 2.30pm<br />

Conditions apply<br />

IN THE SPORTS BAR<br />

RAFFLES<br />

ARE BACK!<br />

A MOUNTAIN OF MEAT!<br />

FRIDAY 6PM<br />

TICKETS ON SALE FROM 5PM<br />

DJ CHICK<br />

KARAOKE<br />

FRIDAY 7-10PM<br />

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

RACECOURSE HOTEL<br />

& Motorlodge<br />

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn,<br />

Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150<br />

www.racecoursehotel.co.nz<br />

Food is our common ground,<br />

a universal experience<br />

SUMPTUOUS BUFFET<br />

OPEN 6 DAYS<br />

Tue to Sun<br />

LUNCH FROM 11.30AM WEDS - SUN<br />

DINNER FROM 5.30PM TUES - SUN<br />

SENIOR GOLD CARD DISCOUNTS<br />

EXCLUDE FRIDAY TO SUNDAY DINNER<br />

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL<br />

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@GardenRestaurantBuffet<br />

9AM - 4PM, 7 DAYS<br />

$18<br />

LUNCH<br />

DEALS<br />

DEAL OF THE DAY<br />

AVAILABLE TUESDAY<br />

TO SATURDAY<br />

LUNCH DEAL<br />

WITH A<br />

HEINEKEN $22<br />

FISH N CHIPS<br />

DEAL AVAILABLE<br />

TUESDAY, THURSDAY<br />

& SATURDAY<br />

PH 385 8880<br />

@GBCCHCH<br />

THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX, 110 MARSHLAND RD, SHIRLEY<br />

www.gardenhotel.co.nz


32 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>February</strong> <strong>29</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Coast FM brings you<br />

a Feel Good 80s<br />

special edition vinyl.<br />

Listen to Coast to win, or order<br />

your limited edition copy at<br />

coastonline.co.nz<br />

105.7FM

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