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Chopper drops in to Boys’ High<br />

A DEFENCE force Super<br />

Seasprite helicopter dropped<br />

into Christchurch Boys’ High<br />

School on Friday.<br />

Its arrival saw many students<br />

take to the field and get up close<br />

and personal with the aircraft.<br />

Headmaster Nic Hill said the<br />

New Zealand Defence Force was<br />

an exciting organisation that<br />

created pathways for students<br />

to explore a range of career opportunities.<br />

“Activities such as a navy<br />

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patrols and surveillance.<br />

It is also used in search and<br />

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as well as the training<br />

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mission command, and a helicopter<br />

loadmaster who directs<br />

utility operations.<br />

Hill said the NZDF will be<br />

holding an information evening<br />

at 6.30pm on May 15 at the<br />

Wigram Air Force Museum.<br />

High-value<br />

Merivale<br />

experiences<br />

largest<br />

dollar jump<br />

MERIVALE HAS recorded the<br />

biggest housing dollar change<br />

year-on-year in New Zealand.<br />

The average property value<br />

jumped $252,000 to $1.594 million,<br />

on the back of strong sales<br />

activity in the second half of 2023.<br />

The strongest<br />

lifts in the year<br />

to the end of<br />

March <strong>2024</strong> were<br />

in higher-value<br />

Canterbury suburbs,<br />

including<br />

Merivale and<br />

Fendalton.<br />

Christchurch<br />

and Queenstown-<br />

Owen<br />

Vaughan<br />

Lakes were the best performing<br />

major metros, with prices up yearon-year<br />

in every suburb in both<br />

centres.<br />

OneRoof editor Owen Vaughan<br />

said the quarterly figures highlighted<br />

the impact of the sudden<br />

rush to market by vendors across<br />

the country.<br />

“The listings surge has given<br />

buyers a chance to pause and<br />

gives them more bargaining<br />

power than they had six months<br />

ago, when much less stock was on<br />

the market.”<br />

Harcourts agent Cameron<br />

Bailey said some Christchurch<br />

suburbs had been underpriced<br />

since the earthquakes, with some<br />

recording year-on-year double<br />

digit growth.<br />

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Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>11</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 3<br />

Proximity to CBD increasingly a<br />

drawcard for high-value buyers<br />

• From page 1<br />

“I think Christchurch has<br />

been undervalued in the last few<br />

years. Auckland and other parts<br />

of New Zealand have enjoyed<br />

substantial capital gain during<br />

the 2010s, whereas the growth in<br />

Christchurch had been average,”<br />

Bailey told OneRoof.<br />

He said<br />

Merivale was a<br />

standout suburb,<br />

largely due to its<br />

proximity to the<br />

CBD and being<br />

in zone for some<br />

the city’s best<br />

Cameron<br />

Bailey<br />

schools.<br />

“The CBD is<br />

still not running<br />

at full steam but it’s getting<br />

closer and people are getting<br />

more excited about living close<br />

to it, which is why Merivale has<br />

moved ahead.”<br />

Bailey said Christchurch had<br />

become a favourable destination<br />

for buyers from other parts of<br />

the country, reported One Roof.<br />

“We’re finding quite a few people<br />

moving to Christchurch from<br />

Auckland and Hamilton because<br />

it is so attractive. You can get the<br />

same for a lot less down here.”<br />

And not every home for sale<br />

DESIRABLE: A four-bedroom home on Heaton St, Merivale, recently sold for $2.33m.<br />

Inset – 1 Rugby St, Merivale, had 50 groups through in the first two weeks.<br />

in Merivale is at the upper end<br />

of the city’s price bracket. Bailey<br />

expects a two-bedroom Peter<br />

Bevan-designed townhouse at<br />

1 Rugby St is likely to sell in the<br />

$700,000 to $800,000 range. The<br />

1968-built home had 50 groups<br />

through in the first two weeks,<br />

he said.<br />

“There were investors, firsthome<br />

buyers and people looking<br />

for a Christchurch pad.”<br />

Bayleys agent Adam Heazlewood<br />

told OneRoof many of the<br />

buyers looking in Merivale and<br />

neighbouring Fendalton were<br />

impressed by the quality of the<br />

homes there.<br />

He cited as an example of<br />

a recent sale on Heaton St, in<br />

Merivale. The four-bedroom<br />

Heathcote Helmore-designed<br />

home sold for $2.23m in January<br />

– more than $300,000 above its<br />

2021 RV.<br />

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REAL ESTATE<br />

Designing Interiors<br />

to Treasure<br />

Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>11</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

17A Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton<br />

4 3 2 1 2 2 4 www.harcourtsgold.co.nz | Listing #PI84842<br />

An unparalleled lifestyle in magical Moncks Bay<br />

242 Main Easily Road, Intergenerational Redcliffs - “As-Is, Where-Is”<br />

Auction: Introducing Thursday, a stunning 14 March brand new 2019 Unless Sold Prior<br />

4 bedrooms build by | 2 Mike bathrooms Greer Homes, | 3 living strategically rooms | 1 office/study | 2 car-garage | 2 off-street parks | Listing Number SM0166<br />

designed with convenience and comfort<br />

Treasured by two generations and offering Moncks Bay incorporating from Shag Rock<br />

in mind. This home boasts dual master<br />

a truly once in a lifetime opportunity, this and right along the Pegasus Bay coastline.<br />

tantalizing bedrooms, home upon both upstairs a 2853m2 and section downstairs, This property can potentially be subdivided<br />

or which furthers your options and adds<br />

enjoys an catering overwhelming to intergenerational tranquil setting living and<br />

is presented flexible to the accommodation market on an uninsured options. You another element of interest for buyers.<br />

“as-is, where-is” can also basis. enjoy optimal sun with a north-Ensconcefacing the orientation, tightly held enhancing locale of magical your living from the waterfront, this property is also<br />

in a private lane that sits across<br />

Situated<br />

Moncks Bay, experience. this property makes a memorable positioned to enjoy the area’s celebrated<br />

first impression and was constructed in the microclimate and is located within easy reach<br />

1960s but Situated has naturally in close proximity received to extensive Canterbury of the beaches, boating facilities, Barnett<br />

modern University, enhancements this residence including offers a a Bruce seamless Park and the amenities in both Redcliffs and<br />

Banbury blend architectural of accessibility renovation and in tranquillity. 2004. The<br />

Sumner.<br />

Resort-style<br />

layout<br />

serenity<br />

features<br />

is<br />

separate<br />

provided<br />

living<br />

by the With floors needing repiling and being sold<br />

spaces,<br />

colourful Clivias as well as the established uninsured, deemed uneconomical to repair,<br />

greenery<br />

ideal<br />

and<br />

for<br />

palms<br />

privacy<br />

trees that<br />

and<br />

border<br />

entertainment,<br />

the this unique “as-is, where-is” opportunity is a<br />

swimming complemented and spa pool, by with higher the outstanding<br />

stud ceilings and real game changer with the feel good factor<br />

views and tasteful majestic wood cliff flooring face throughout. backdrop only and is guaranteed to attract attention. Your<br />

escalating the property’s visual appeal. earliest viewing is advised.<br />

Externally, the property exudes elegance<br />

Spacious living areas are complemented Open Homes: Wednesdays, Saturdays<br />

by the with sizeable cedar Kwila and deck, plaster water cladding, feature while and Sundays 1:00pm - 1:45pm.<br />

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have previously maintenance hosted upkeep, a wedding allowing and you could to enjoy viewing Wednesday or for 24th more <strong>April</strong> information <strong>2024</strong> contact<br />

Saturday: <strong>11</strong>:30am - 12:00pm<br />

continue the to beauty the scene of your of many surroundings memorable without<br />

Alison Carter of Harcourts Grenadier<br />

from 10:00am (unless sold prior)<br />

2:00pm - 3:00pm<br />

occasions.<br />

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Sunday: <strong>11</strong>:30am - 12:00pm<br />

Skylights, embrace the contemporary superb use of living timber, at its finest. a<br />

2008) on 384 7950 or mobile 0274 318 960.<br />

471 Papanui Road<br />

2:00pm - 2:30pm<br />

contemporary colour scheme and the<br />

magnificent stone fireplaces create an<br />

incredibly inviting ambience indoors where<br />

you’ll find four double bedrooms, two<br />

bathrooms and a relaxing sunroom area that<br />

comes complete with a spa bath.<br />

With an expansive lawn area and the<br />

picturesque garden at the rear of the property<br />

both epitomise peace and privacy and offer<br />

access up to the top of the section where<br />

you can sit and admire the ocean vistas over<br />

Louis McFadden<br />

Licensed Sales Consultant REAA 2008<br />

Harcourts Papanui<br />

027 813 8571<br />

louis.mcfadden@harcourtsgold.co.nz<br />

Even as a very young child I had a<br />

fascination with arranging things<br />

and, not unexpectedly, with age I’ve<br />

never lost that passion.<br />

Now I’ve found myself in the most<br />

marvellous position of being able to<br />

expand that interest with a trip that<br />

involves meeting (as part of a small<br />

group) some of the world’s foremost<br />

international design icons.<br />

I’m penning this from London where, in<br />

a few hours, this whole design adventure<br />

starts in earnest.<br />

But why bother? Why travel so far when<br />

you could just buy a book, watch a<br />

YouTube video or listen to a podcast?<br />

And that’s true, but the opportunity to<br />

get up-close and personal to the actual<br />

design process was simply too tempting<br />

and I’ve found myself making the 30-hour<br />

door-to-door journey (on my own) to add<br />

to my knowledge.<br />

Maybe in another life I might have<br />

worked in the design industry rather than<br />

property, but there’s significant crossover<br />

which I enjoy.<br />

The English design perspective/style is a<br />

busy one.<br />

There’s a riot of colour, pattern and<br />

texture at times and it’s fair to say it’s not<br />

for everyone, but the principles behind<br />

good design transfer across multiple<br />

countries and circumstances.<br />

One of those principles can be summed<br />

up by Kit Kemp, whose hotels I’ve had the<br />

pleasure of staying in.<br />

She writes that “the best rooms never<br />

want us to leave” and she’s right.<br />

Whether you’re selling or buying or simply<br />

living in them, it’s rooms with this ethos<br />

that provide emotional connections and<br />

those very same urges can go on to create<br />

the competition that many real estate<br />

professionals see played out in auction<br />

rooms.<br />

So where do we start?<br />

Firstly, light. Everything looks better with<br />

good lighting, be it people, property or<br />

objects.<br />

In residential sales there’s an old adage<br />

that if you turn one light on, turn them<br />

all on, and the selling process is always<br />

helped significantly in homes where<br />

natural light abounds. Whether I’m<br />

staging a property or involved in selling<br />

one I try to capitalize on its ability to<br />

appear light and airy, and knowing that<br />

this is a primary consideration from a<br />

design perspective makes perfect sense.<br />

Next, colour. I’ve got to take care here.<br />

I have a high tolerance for colour – in<br />

fact, it’s more a love of colour, lots of<br />

it – and although I admire the structure<br />

and restraint of monochromatic colour<br />

schemes it’s not something I’ve ever<br />

wanted.<br />

Regardless of whether you favour colour<br />

or not, it’s fair to say if you are choosing<br />

colours for a property with the specific<br />

purpose of selling (go gently!) or planning<br />

to experiment, get advice.<br />

Personalization. If it’s your home, enjoy<br />

filling it or conversely restricting it to what<br />

you love. Not what someone else tells<br />

you to do. For me, that always includes<br />

groupings of the same items.<br />

Books, pictures, flowers and art have<br />

been with me since my first flat, back<br />

when I was nursing, through every home<br />

that I have had since.<br />

These familiar objects ground me, as do<br />

items that we’ve collected as a family.<br />

I know we are all being encouraged to get<br />

rid of surplus ‘stuff’ but one man’s – or<br />

should I say woman’s – stuff is another’s<br />

treasure.<br />

So, there you are, finishing with the word<br />

treasure feels perfect as I will treasure<br />

both this opportunity and this chance<br />

to learn new ways of approaching the<br />

wonderful world of interiors.<br />

Stay warm, autumn is here!<br />

Lynette McFadden<br />

Harcourts gold Business Owner<br />

027 432 0447<br />

lynette.mcfadden@harcourtsgold.co.nz<br />

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Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>11</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 5<br />

CREATIVE: Artists Reng Yu Chen and Amelia Green<br />

working on their murals at the Climate Action Campus.<br />

Below – Amelia’s focused on birds. PHOTOS: NEWSLINE<br />

Nature inspires artists to tackle<br />

climate change with new trail<br />

AN OUTDOOR gallery,<br />

featuring artists young and<br />

old, is breathing life into an old<br />

school site.<br />

The new A-MAZE-INK art<br />

trail is being developed by the<br />

Climate Action Campus, with<br />

assistance from the city council<br />

graffiti team. It takes place at the<br />

former Avonside Girls’ High site.<br />

“We feel incredibly privileged<br />

to be able to come to work each<br />

day and be greeted by beautiful<br />

art from so many diverse<br />

artists, enhancing our space,”<br />

campus learning advisor Rachel<br />

Cummins said.<br />

The oldest artist who<br />

responded to the call-out was<br />

82-year-old Reng Yu Chen – who<br />

goes by Mr Chen.<br />

His pink and blue mural<br />

featuring lotus and swans takes<br />

up the back wall of an old classroom,<br />

and is the first thing you<br />

see when you step foot into the<br />

grounds from Avonside Drive.<br />

“I wanted to paint beautiful<br />

life, flowers, and swans. The lotus<br />

is a sign of beauty and kindness<br />

in Asian culture,” Mr Chen<br />

explained through a translator.<br />

“I love Christchurch. I love the<br />

life here, the people here, the city,<br />

the water, the air, the sunshine,<br />

and the climate.”<br />

Seventeen-year-old Amelia<br />

Green is one of the youngest<br />

artists featured in the series. Her<br />

lifelike renditions of native New<br />

Zealand birds cover an otherwise<br />

bland toilet block.<br />

“I’m on a gap year thinking<br />

about what I want to do for a<br />

career, and I thought how can I<br />

put myself out there as an artist.<br />

I’m not the type of person who<br />

can just sit around,” Amelia said.<br />

“I was inspired by nature,<br />

it’s an important part of New<br />

Zealand culture. I had a lady<br />

walk past recently and she<br />

got emotional because the tui<br />

reminded her of her mum who<br />

had passed away. That was<br />

special.”<br />

Council graffiti co-ordinator<br />

Mel Hillier said the trail<br />

showcased the value of art.<br />

“The MAZE is showcasing<br />

the art community by valuing<br />

the voices of artists of every age<br />

and encouraging creativity with<br />

another opportunity to celebrate<br />

art in our city,” she said.<br />

“Giant wall murals of beauty<br />

painted by artists of every genre<br />

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6<br />

Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>11</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

New life for neglected garden<br />

• By Emiily O’Hagan<br />

COMMUNITY gardeners in<br />

New Brighton have been given<br />

the challenge of restoring an<br />

eight-year-old sensory garden.<br />

The space was originally<br />

designed by Smile Dial NZ to<br />

enable children and people with<br />

disabilities to be able to feel,<br />

smell, see, taste and hear the<br />

garden.<br />

New Brighton community<br />

gardening<br />

manager<br />

Catherine<br />

O’Neill said<br />

over the years<br />

the facility has<br />

become a little<br />

neglected.<br />

“Over time<br />

it’s got a little bit<br />

overgrown so<br />

Catherine<br />

O’Neill<br />

we’re giving it a bit of love to get it<br />

back into shape.”<br />

The sensory garden is located<br />

on a plot of land at the back of<br />

the New Brighton Community<br />

Garden.<br />

The team is hoping to connect<br />

the two gardens to be able<br />

to better showcase the work<br />

of staff and volunteers, like<br />

newly-appointed assistant Vic<br />

Nebbeling, pictured right.<br />

Funding and administration<br />

manager Lin Klenner said visitors<br />

might start getting to know Vic.<br />

“Then maybe if they’re not too<br />

shy, they might feel like coming<br />

into the community garden as<br />

well.”<br />

The restoration process has<br />

started slowly, with the gardeners<br />

cutting through tall bushes.<br />

Workers from Christchurch<br />

company Naylor Love have also<br />

volunteered their time and a<br />

chainsaw to demolish some of the<br />

overgrown trees.<br />

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Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>11</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Max’s prodigious pumpkin triumphs<br />

• By Geoff Sloan<br />

TEMPLETON grower Max<br />

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vegetables are – especially<br />

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He took out the prestigious<br />

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He was runner-up in last<br />

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“I’m pleased with that, it’s a<br />

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growing a monster pumpkin.<br />

“Quite a bit of fertilizer, quite<br />

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luck.”<br />

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The festival, which celebrates<br />

the versatility of the vegetable,<br />

is held as a community<br />

fundraiser helping support<br />

Little River School.<br />

Festival organiser Mel Birch<br />

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bigger every year, which was<br />

good news for the school.<br />

WHOPPER WINNER:<br />

Pumpkin grower supreme,<br />

Max Farrell with the<br />

Champion of Champions<br />

trophy.<br />

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

“Tamariki like to receive<br />

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Hamilton’s annual pumpkin<br />

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Calvesbert and Wendy Cole<br />

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Work gets under way on<br />

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• By Dylan Smits<br />

THE NEW $2.6 million<br />

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continuing education<br />

80 years of lifelong Term 2 at WEA<br />

learning at Risingholme<br />

A curious mind opens the door to<br />

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picking up a new hobby, flexing a dormant<br />

creative muscle, or learning a language or<br />

professional skills needed for employment<br />

or personal fulfilment, the benefits of<br />

lifelong learning are numerous.<br />

Risingholme has been developing and<br />

delivering a range of community education<br />

courses for 80 years, allowing tens of<br />

thousands of learners the opportunity to<br />

upskill, create, and learn something new.<br />

Our courses cover a range of subjects<br />

from pottery to art, fabric and wood<br />

crafts, languages, health & wellbeing and<br />

foundation courses. Although our course<br />

programme often changes in response<br />

to local needs with new courses being<br />

developed every year, some popular courses<br />

such as sewing, woodwork, and pottery<br />

have stood the test of time and have run<br />

continually since the 1940s!<br />

Part of our success as a community<br />

education organisation has been the ability<br />

to design courses that are flexible and<br />

accessible, making it easy for you to jump<br />

into learning at whatever age and stage<br />

of life you are in. We offer day and night<br />

classes across three locations city-wide. Our<br />

courses range from one-day workshops<br />

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that learning can fit around busy modern<br />

schedules.<br />

When Risingholme was gifted to<br />

the people of Christchurch in 1943 by<br />

local philanthropist J.R McKenzie, it<br />

was envisioned that it would become an<br />

important hub for the “health, amusement,<br />

and instruction of the public”. 80 years on,<br />

this social purpose remains at the heart<br />

of Risingholme as learning and leisure<br />

are combined in the accessible, flexible,<br />

and diverse programme of offerings we<br />

continue to run.<br />

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celebrate our big 80th with events across<br />

the year that reflect on our history as an<br />

organisation and look forward to the<br />

future of lifelong learning in Ōtautahi<br />

Christchurch. We are partnering with local<br />

organisations to bring together exciting<br />

community events that foster connection,<br />

and highlighting the creative spirit of our<br />

learners through an upcoming showcase<br />

exhibition in term 3. Finally, we are also<br />

hosting a ‘Have a Go’ day in term 3 where<br />

you can explore some of our courses<br />

through small guided taster sessions and<br />

discover where your own curiosity might<br />

take you.<br />

Build a more self-sufficient lifestyle and<br />

cultivate skills at WEA, that avoid corporate<br />

solutions and minimise costs.<br />

“The Stretching Sloth” will share<br />

techniques to practice self-massage therapy.<br />

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29th <strong>April</strong>, 4 Mondays, 1-3pm, $60.<br />

Explore permaculture design and the 7<br />

layers of a food forest at Ōtākaro Orchard<br />

with facilitator Roz Rolls. On Tuesday 7th<br />

May 12.30-1.30pm $12.<br />

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comfrey and calendula. Calendula soothes<br />

irritated, dry skin. Jo McGinn reveals<br />

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price tag! Sat 25th May, 1.30 - 4.30pm, $29.<br />

The Winter months are the perfect time to<br />

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keep active, learn a new skill or get creative,<br />

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has a course to brighten up your Winter!<br />

New in Term 2 are Poetry Writing, a<br />

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Indian Cooking, and Slow-Paced Yoga!<br />

Bring variety to your winter meals with<br />

inspiration from one of our Cooking<br />

Courses. Perhaps you have always wanted<br />

to learn a musical instrument? We offer<br />

Ukelele and Guitar. Or try a weekend day<br />

or 2-day practical Workshop such as Basket<br />

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Our courses offer a great opportunity<br />

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timetable, budget and style of learning.<br />

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All courses held at 59 Gloucester Street<br />

unless otherwise stated.<br />

Term 2 Night Classes at Papanui<br />

meet new friends or connect with friends or<br />

family while having fun learning.<br />

Term 2 courses begin week of 6 May. For<br />

the complete list of courses and to enrol,<br />

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Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>11</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 13<br />

Sumner surfers clinch top spots<br />

STAR: 17-year-old Jack Tyro is cementing his place as a<br />

surfing legend after placing first in the mens final for the<br />

Single Fin Mingle. He beat long time Sumner surfing great<br />

and former Mingle winner Luke O’Neill.<br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

SUMNER SURFERS Jack<br />

Tyro and Luke O’Neill made a<br />

splash at the Single Fin Mingle<br />

coming in first and second<br />

place respectively in the men’s<br />

longboarding competition.<br />

Onlookers and competitors<br />

were lucky to have great weather<br />

and waves over Friday and<br />

Saturday, said festival director<br />

Ambrose McNeill.<br />

“Jack is just such a fierce<br />

competitor. He is unrelenting in<br />

hunting for the right waves and<br />

won’t stop until he gets the score<br />

he needs.”<br />

In a surprise outcome, only<br />

New Zealanders made it to<br />

the men’s final despite tough<br />

competition from successful<br />

international surfers Kai Ellice-<br />

Flint and Thomas Bexon.<br />

“If you told me there<br />

were going to be only New<br />

Zealanders in the final before<br />

the event, I would have said<br />

that’s pretty unlikely. So it was<br />

very special,” McNeill said.<br />

Tyro clinched the top spot<br />

with a heat total of 15.040<br />

points compared to O’Neill’s<br />

13.66.<br />

Each wave surfed was scored<br />

out of 10 with the surfer’s top<br />

two scores combined for their<br />

final total.<br />

McNeill said Tyro was a<br />

favourite after the 17-year-old’s<br />

standout victory at the Noosa<br />

Longboard Festival of Surfing<br />

BUSY: Organisers estimate there were 1000 spectators for<br />

the surf competition, 1400 at the street party and around<br />

4000 total visitors throughout the festival.<br />

in Queensland, but it was no<br />

sure bet.<br />

“It felt like a passing of the<br />

torch. You know, Luke has always<br />

been referred to as the prince of<br />

Sumner for how talented he is.”<br />

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14<br />

Quinoa makes for<br />

delicious, light and<br />

tender meatballs<br />

Quinoa & Chicken Meatballs in a<br />

Tomato Sauce<br />

Serves 4<br />

GLUTEN-FREE quinoa is a great<br />

addition to these chicken meatballs, as it<br />

acts as a binding ingredient, helping to<br />

hold the meatballs together (in place of<br />

the usual breadcrumbs that most recipes<br />

use for this purpose) producing lovely<br />

light and tender meatballs.<br />

Ingredients<br />

Meatballs<br />

1/2 cup Alison’s Pantry Quinoa, plus<br />

extra to serve<br />

400g chicken mince<br />

1 small onion, grated<br />

2 garlic cloves, crushed<br />

1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes<br />

1/4 cup chopped parsley, plus more for<br />

garnish<br />

1 medium courgette, grated<br />

Salt and freshly ground black pepper<br />

1/3 cup Alison’s Pantry Pinenuts, toasted,<br />

to garnish<br />

Tomato sauce<br />

2 tbsp olive oil<br />

1 small onion, finely diced<br />

500ml tomato puree<br />

Method<br />

• Place quinoa in a fine sieve and rinse<br />

under cold running water for 1 minute.<br />

Cook rinsed quinoa in a pot of boiling<br />

water for 12-15 minutes until tender to<br />

the bite. Drain well and set aside to cool.<br />

• Preheat oven to 200°C. In a large bowl,<br />

place chicken, quinoa, onion, garlic, chilli<br />

and parsley. Squeeze excess moisture<br />

from grated courgette; add courgette to<br />

the bowl. Season with salt and pepper<br />

and mix well to combine.<br />

• With damp hands (to stop the mixture<br />

sticking), take one tablespoon of mixture<br />

and roll into a ball. Repeat until you have<br />

24. Place meatballs on a baking tray lined<br />

with baking paper, leaving space between<br />

them. Bake for 20 minutes until lightly<br />

browned and firm.<br />

• At the same time, heat oil in a saucepan.<br />

Add onion and cook over a medium heat<br />

for 5 minutes. Add tomato puree and<br />

simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust<br />

seasoning with salt and pepper.<br />

• Once meatballs are cooked, transfer<br />

them to the tomato sauce and gently stir<br />

to coat. Scatter with parsley and pine<br />

nuts and serve with extra cooked quinoa<br />

or pasta, and vegetables or a green salad,<br />

as preferred.<br />

Tip: Make sure you use a fine sieve to<br />

rinse the quinoa otherwise the tiny<br />

grains of quinoa will fall through the<br />

coarse holes in the sieve and be lost down<br />

the sink.<br />

– This recipe was created by Julie Le Clerc<br />

for Alison’s Pantry<br />

SCHOOL OPEN DAYS<br />

Papanui High School<br />

Our School, Our Success, Our Responsibility<br />

“Our aim is simple... to provide the best<br />

education possible for every student.”<br />

At Papanui High School positive<br />

relationships are at the forefront of<br />

what we do. Connecting through a<br />

responsive local curriculum we provide<br />

an opportunity for all students to learn<br />

in a productive and future-focused<br />

environment.<br />

The opportunity to learn from an<br />

innovative and broad curriculum is<br />

critical to providing a pathway that meets<br />

each student’s individual needs. Papanui<br />

High School allows for a greater range<br />

and flexibility in subject choice including<br />

the utilization of the secondary/tertiary<br />

interface. This reinforces the philosophy<br />

underpinning personalised learning and is<br />

strongly supported by understanding our<br />

students’ interests, passions, talents, and<br />

ultimately their career aspirations.<br />

We understand that for effective<br />

learning to take place, it has to be<br />

implemented in such a way that students<br />

will be highly engaged. The school<br />

does this in a ‘forward thinking’ way by<br />

creating learning environments that allow<br />

our students to see value in what they do<br />

and achieve. Papanui “PRIDE” is what<br />

we represent, and we demonstrate this by<br />

having young adults leave our school as<br />

confident learners who have gained the<br />

appropriate qualifications and social skills<br />

to become valued contributing members<br />

of society.<br />

Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>11</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

All that we do here is reinforced by<br />

positive relationships, an ethos of caring,<br />

cultural responsiveness, inclusion, and<br />

high expectations. The school highly<br />

values the connectedness between<br />

curricular and co-curricular learning<br />

and forming partnerships with our<br />

wider school community. We have a<br />

philosophical understanding that the<br />

holistic development of the student is<br />

critical to individual success.<br />

The school is working hard to<br />

consolidate recent initiatives to ensure<br />

sustained and continuous improvement.<br />

You are invited to view our website, school<br />

charter, ERO report, and/or contact the<br />

school for more information.<br />

We look forward to welcoming all<br />

prospective students and their families/<br />

whānau to visit our school at our Open<br />

Evening on Thursday 23rd May.<br />

ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY COLLEGE<br />

OPEN MORNING<br />

Meet staff and<br />

students and see<br />

the college in action<br />

TUESDAY 14 MAY<br />

9am to 12pm<br />

Papanui<br />

High School<br />

OPEN NIGHT<br />

Thursday 23rd May 6.30pm<br />

The evening will consist of an address from the principal and student<br />

representatives, followed by guided tours of the school’s facilities.<br />

30 Langdons Road | www.papanui.school.nz<br />

Phone: 03 352 6<strong>11</strong>9<br />

My School, My Success, My Responsibility - Tōku Kura, Tōku Tiketike, Tōku Haepapa<br />

69 Middlepark Road, Sockburn, Christchurch<br />

Phone: 03 348 7010 | www.stc.school.nz


Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>11</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 15<br />

SCHOOL OPEN DAYS<br />

Te Aratai College inspiring diverse learners<br />

Te Aratai College has a clear focus – to meet the<br />

individual needs of every learner in a safe, caring<br />

environment. Te Aratai College is a place where<br />

every learner is known and valued as an individual<br />

and where whānau-school relationships matter.<br />

From 1954 and the opening of Linwood High<br />

School, to <strong>2024</strong> and our first full year as Te Aratai<br />

College, our kura continues its proud history of<br />

serving its diverse community.<br />

We remain a truly community school, in the<br />

community and of the community. Our large and<br />

diverse catchment contributes to a richness that<br />

reflects Aotearoa-New Zealand’s current identity and<br />

prepares our learners to be active, global citizens.<br />

We have a vibrant, globally-rich culture that<br />

creates a stable, connected learning and social<br />

environment. All our learners therefore can expect<br />

to be challenged, enriched and supported to reach<br />

personalised excellence. With this, they develop<br />

core attributes that will ensure their success<br />

throughout life.<br />

Individuals learn best when who they are<br />

- language, culture and identity - is affirmed.<br />

Enhancing the mana and dignity of the individual<br />

is at the heart of Te Aratai College inspiring our<br />

diverse learners to be their best person. We focus<br />

on personalised success through a pathwayed<br />

curriculum, whereby learners progressively<br />

self-manage and direct their learning pathway<br />

- university, polytechnics and the workforce -<br />

reflecting our name gifted to us by Ngāi Tūāhuriri:<br />

Te Aratai College, Pathway to the Sea.<br />

We would love you to be part of this and we<br />

welcome whānau who wish to know more about<br />

their community’s completely rebuilt and stunning<br />

school.<br />

The Christian Education Network<br />

Working together for the good of students and<br />

families has been a successful recipe for Christian<br />

Integrated Schools in Christchurch.<br />

The Christian Education Network has been in<br />

existence for over ten years. Aidanfield Christian<br />

School, Emmanuel Christian School, Hillview<br />

Christian School, and Middleton Grange School<br />

decided in 2005 that there was much to be<br />

gained by working together cooperatively. They<br />

recognised opportunities to share successful<br />

teaching practice, curriculum development<br />

initiatives across a wide spectrum of school<br />

operations as well as cooperatively strengthening<br />

their special Christian Character. They recognised<br />

that their ability to serve students and families was<br />

greatly enhanced by working together in a close<br />

and trusting relationship.<br />

The success of the network has seen other schools<br />

wanting to join in. Early in the piece Rangiora<br />

New Life School became part of the network. The<br />

schools joined together to support the genesis of<br />

Ashburton Christian School and also culminated<br />

in with the opening of Rolleston Christian School<br />

in 2015.<br />

The schools have developed interlocking<br />

enrolment schemes which assists in providing<br />

transparent pathways in Christian education from<br />

new entrant through to Year 13.<br />

A further strength has been a cooperative<br />

engagement with the Ministry of Education<br />

who have been pivotal in assisting the network’s<br />

successful development.<br />

Te Aratai College Open Days<br />

Thursday 23rd May, Friday 24th May, <strong>2024</strong><br />

These will run during the kura day. This is an opportunity for whānau to bring their tamariki/<br />

rangatahi in for a small guided tour and to see our kura in action. Whānau must book these<br />

visits by contacting our taupaepae-reception.<br />

For Open Days please contact reception to make a booking by calling 03 982 0100 or<br />

emailing office@tearatai.school.nz<br />

Te Aratai College Open Evening<br />

Tuesday 28th May, 4.30pm - 5.30pm and 6pm - 7pm<br />

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18 19 20<br />

21 22 23 24<br />

25 26<br />

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