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Thursday, <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> , <strong>2024</strong> | Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

2<br />

HOW ANZAC GOT ITS NAME<br />

Sergeant K.M Little, a clerk in Lieutenant-<br />

General William Birdwood’s headquarters is<br />

widely credited with coining the term ANZAC, an<br />

acronym revered in New Zealand and Australia<br />

since the ill-fated 1915 Gallipoli campaign.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Australian and New Zealand Army Corps,<br />

a grouping of several divisions created early in<br />

World War 1 were placed under Birdwood’s<br />

command after the Australian Imperial Force<br />

and New Zealand Expeditionary Force arrived in<br />

Egypt in December 1914.<br />

Anzacs first saw action on <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong>, 1915 when<br />

they landed on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula, an<br />

area subsequently named Anzac Cove.<br />

Soon the term was used to describe any New<br />

Zealand or Australian soldier. It also featured<br />

in subsequent conflicts where the trans-Tasman<br />

neighbours fought in unison.<br />

An Anzac corps was formed during the ill-fated<br />

1941 Greece campaign and during the Vietnam<br />

War, New Zealand and Australian infantry companies<br />

combined as the Anzac Battalion.<br />

When news of the Gallipoli landings reached<br />

New Zealand on <strong>April</strong> 29, 1915 about 5000 people<br />

attended a hastily arranged patriotic demonstration<br />

at Parliament; a half-day holiday was<br />

declared the following day.<br />

Anzac Day commemorations were first held on<br />

<strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong>, 1916 as an outlet for public expressions<br />

of grief and a rallying cry for the war effort.<br />

In 1917 Anzac Day was observed on <strong>April</strong> 23<br />

so it did not coincide with local government elections<br />

two days later. It is the only time the date has<br />

been changed.<br />

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Fallen comrades never<br />

Every day Keith Williamson<br />

wakes up, the 103-year-old is<br />

reminded of the sacrifices his<br />

generation made in World<br />

War 2 by framed portraits<br />

of two mates that will never<br />

fade away. <strong>The</strong> former sailor<br />

reminisces with Chris Barclay<br />

“I’VE GOT my opening sentence: In<br />

my bedroom are two photos, one of an<br />

airman and one of a sailor.”<br />

From there, Keith Williamson would<br />

speak from the heart to fellow residents of<br />

the Archer Villages and Care Homes in<br />

Beckenham.<br />

Never during his 40 years teaching<br />

did he stand before a blackboard and<br />

describe his wartime experiences chasing<br />

U-boats on the churning North Atlantic,<br />

or escorting merchant navy vessels from<br />

Liverpool to Gibraltar on the Mediterranean.<br />

But this Anzac Day, Lieutenant<br />

Williamson, who turns 104 at<br />

the end of next month, agreed<br />

it was time to reflect on his<br />

time in the Royal New Zealand<br />

Navy Volunteer Reserve.<br />

Archer’s lead chaplain<br />

Bronwyn Pollock, visited Williamson’s<br />

unit earlier this month<br />

to quiz him on his World War 2 service<br />

for a speech she intended to give.<br />

Instead, she suggested Williamson<br />

speak for himself, he needed little convincing.<br />

“I wasn’t entirely reluctant because I’m<br />

going to build it around my two special<br />

friends,” he explained last week.<br />

“I’ll build it up with what I’ve had that<br />

they never had.<br />

“I’ve had a pretty good life. I’ve had the<br />

joys of meeting a lovely girl, having her<br />

as a wife for over 70 years. I’ve had all<br />

these experiences, I’ve enjoyed my life as<br />

a teacher.”<br />

Williamson befriended Ray Graham<br />

at bible class when they were teenagers<br />

in Dunedin; Wellingtonian Stuart Read<br />

was among the December 1941 intake of<br />

ordinary seamen at HMNZS Philomel,<br />

Devonport, Auckland.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y were very different characters<br />

with a shared sense of duty and adventure,<br />

and neither made it home from<br />

Europe.<br />

Sergeant Graham, an air gunner, was<br />

in a Royal Air Force Stirling bomber<br />

which disappeared on a mission over the<br />

Netherlands on September 10, 1942.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 21-year-old had been posted to<br />

No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron a day<br />

earlier after completing his training, so<br />

he was killed in action on his first operational<br />

flight.<br />

Sub-lieutenant Read was aboard HMS<br />

Blackwood when the captain-class frigate<br />

was torpedoed by U-764 in the English<br />

Channel nine days after the D-Day landings<br />

in June 1944. He was one of 57 crew<br />

killed by the explosion.<br />

Although almost 82 years have passed<br />

since Graham was shot down, Williamson<br />

remembers his post-war reaction<br />

vividly, ruefully.<br />

“As the guys came back they all went<br />

to see Mr and Mrs Graham to show their<br />

sympathy. I’d written to them, of course,<br />

when he died, but I couldn’t bring myself<br />

to see them.<br />

“I often wondered what they thought,<br />

whether they understood. <strong>The</strong>y call it<br />

survivor’s guilt, and you do suffer from<br />

that when your friends are killed.”<br />

BROTHERS IN ARMS: Keith Williamson with two<br />

mates who never returned from World War 2:<br />

Sub-lieutenant Stuart Read (left) and Sergeant Ray<br />

Graham. Williamson did his officer training at HMS<br />

King Alfred near Brighton.<br />

Williamson did manage to offer his<br />

condolences to Read’s father Frank when<br />

he went to Wellington to be officially<br />

discharged.<br />

Framed photographs of both men have<br />

pride of place in Williamson’s sleeping<br />

quarters.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y’ve been there for a long time. I’ve<br />

got a little red poppy alongside each one,”<br />

he said, adding: “I could have had a dozen<br />

photos of friends who were killed.”<br />

From Central Otago farming stock,<br />

Williamson only had tenuous nautical<br />

connections when he enlisted.<br />

“I had a grandfather who came from<br />

Devon (in England) and I lived in St Clair<br />

within a hundred yards of the beach.<br />

“I did go to sea once (possibly off Waikouaiti)<br />

with a fisherman. I think he was a<br />

Swede. We left at 4 o’clock in the morning<br />

to catch groper and blue cod.”<br />

Williamson was actually a member of<br />

the New Zealand Army’s Territorial Force<br />

when Germany invaded Poland to trigger<br />

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Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

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LEST WE FORGET 3<br />

far from former sailor's memory<br />

Not that the trainee teacher wore<br />

khaki to show allegiance to King<br />

George VI.<br />

“Joining up wasn’t prompted so<br />

much by patriotism as a need to<br />

supplement our student allowance<br />

of £70 per annum,” he said.<br />

Marching in a Saturday parade<br />

earned 7/6, a reservist was also<br />

paid 12/6 every day they were at<br />

Burnham Military Camp.<br />

Williamson’s mother Annie<br />

urged her boy to join the army, but<br />

the likelihood of officer training in<br />

the UK was too enticing to resist.<br />

“I remember saying to her after<br />

the war: ‘Well Mum, I’ve made<br />

three of the best friends in the<br />

world, I’m glad I stuck to the navy.”<br />

When a contingent of <strong>25</strong> New<br />

Zealanders headed for Belfast,<br />

Northern Ireland, on the Rangitiki<br />

in late 1941, Williamson, Read,<br />

Pip Bardwell and Philip Lawrence<br />

were already shipmates.<br />

And after seamanship training<br />

in Ipswich on England’s Suffolk<br />

coast, they all joined HMS Stork,<br />

a sloop under the command of<br />

renowned U-boat hunter, Captain<br />

Frederic ‘Johnnie’ Walker.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> boys on the Stork called<br />

themselves the ‘No.1 U-Boat killer<br />

of the Atlantic’,” Williamson said.<br />

Walker was credited with<br />

sinking 13 U-boats, though Williamson<br />

believes the number is<br />

conservative.<br />

“I remember once he said ‘I’m<br />

jolly certain we got that one’,<br />

but he couldn’t claim it because<br />

he didn’t have the evidence. Of<br />

course, you didn’t hang around,”<br />

Williamson said.<br />

CREW MATES: Keith Williamson (left), Pip Bardwell, Philip<br />

Lawrence and Stuart Read on HMS Stork in Gibraltar during<br />

the summer of 1942.<br />

Although a U-boat was responsible<br />

for killing Read, Williamson<br />

had the utmost respect for the<br />

Kriegsmarine commanders and<br />

crew.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y were tough guys. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

had tremendous prestige. To be a<br />

U-boat sailor was to be one of the<br />

elite.<br />

“I watched Das Boot (a German<br />

war movie released in 1981) and I<br />

imagine it was a fairly true picture<br />

of life aboard. Yes, they were<br />

attacking unarmed (merchant)<br />

vessels, but they had us to contend<br />

with. Casualties were high.”<br />

Williamson was on the Stork<br />

from <strong>April</strong> to September 1942 as<br />

an understudy to the officer of the<br />

TARGET ACQUIRED: A depth charge explodes during a<br />

U-boat attack on a convoy crossing the North Atlantic.<br />

PHOTO: BUYENLARGE/GETTY<br />

watch, an extra pair of eyes on the<br />

bridge.<br />

Asked if he was ever anxious,<br />

knowing U-boats were lurking<br />

nearby, Williamson quipped about<br />

wetting yourself on the high seas.<br />

“You were fairly relaxed, but<br />

when you heard the alarm bells<br />

ringing . . . it’s a crude way of saying<br />

it, but that’s when you tied up<br />

your trouser legs.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> worst night I can remember,<br />

five merchant ships went<br />

down (in the North Atlantic).”<br />

After the Kiwi quartet served<br />

on the Stork they did officer training<br />

on ‘stone frigate’ HMS King<br />

Alfred on dry land at Hove, near<br />

Brighton, for three months before<br />

separating.<br />

Bardwell went to a patrol vessel<br />

based in Gibraltar, Lawrence<br />

joined a rescue tug accompanying<br />

trans-Atlantic convoys and<br />

Read joined the doomed HMS<br />

Blackwood.<br />

Williamson headed to Combined<br />

Operations, and New York,<br />

to become a junior officer on<br />

Landing Craft, Infantry (Large)<br />

302, under the command of Jack<br />

Ingham, from Petone.<br />

“We had a gorgeous four weeks<br />

in New York, it was nothing like<br />

being at war,” he said.<br />

Williamson sailed past the<br />

U-BOAT NEMESIS: Captain Frederic ‘Johnnie’ Walker using<br />

a loud hailer to encourage one of the ships under his<br />

command during an attack on a submarine in early 1944.<br />

PHOTO: GETTY<br />

Statue of Liberty, took an elevator<br />

to the top of the Empire<br />

State Building and saw many of<br />

America’s leading orchestras at<br />

Carnegie Hall while staying in a<br />

hotel overlooking Central Park.<br />

Once the landing craft was fitted<br />

out, Williamson headed down<br />

the eastern seaboard to Norfolk,<br />

Virginia, in preparation for an<br />

Atlantic crossing to Gibraltar, Algiers<br />

and then Malta ahead of the<br />

Invasion of Sicily in July 1943.<br />

LCI (L) 302 ferried Canadian<br />

troops to the Italian island without<br />

incident, and continued plying<br />

that route for several months.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> evenings and early mornings<br />

were often enlivened by air<br />

strikes and navigating through the<br />

Straits of Messina (between Sicily<br />

and the mainland) was always<br />

interesting as there were mighty<br />

whirlpools,” Williamson said.<br />

“One could well imagine the<br />

small ships of the ancients being<br />

endangered – even we were swaying<br />

wildly over 20 degrees as we<br />

passed through.”<br />

Williamson returned to the UK<br />

from Italy for leave in London and<br />

in January 1944 he was sent to<br />

Scotland for an astro-navigation<br />

course and to get accustomed to a<br />

Tank Landing Craft.<br />

Annoyingly, he was in Scotland<br />

for D-Day: “I was not in that show,<br />

I always felt pretty guilty about<br />

that,” Williamson said.<br />

His last assignment was to command<br />

LCI (L) 245 in Burma (now<br />

Myanmar) but a sluggish refit in<br />

Glasgow encouraged Williamson<br />

to successfully apply for three<br />

months of home leave. He was<br />

in Dunedin when Germany surrendered.<br />

<strong>The</strong> atomic bombings of Hiroshima<br />

and Nagasaki in August<br />

1945 then took Burma off his map.<br />

“I was a wee bit disappointed<br />

because I hadn’t been in command<br />

of my own ship,” he said.<br />

However, there was one experience<br />

Williamson did not yearn for<br />

during peacetime. Sailing.<br />

“My brother-in-law had a trailer<br />

sailer. I’d go out with him a bit but<br />

I wasn’t, by nature, a seaman.”<br />

Commander Philip Leslie<br />

Bardwell was the only member<br />

of the surviving trio of friends to<br />

persevere with the military.<br />

In recognition of his continuing<br />

Royal New Zealand Navy service<br />

he became an Officer of the Most<br />

Excellent Order of the British<br />

Empire (OBE) in 1966.<br />

Like Williamson, Professor<br />

Philip John Lawrence resumed his<br />

teaching career post-war and later<br />

headed the Education Department<br />

at the University of Canterbury.<br />

Williamson passed his teachers’<br />

refresher course and had<br />

three daughters with his beloved<br />

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Christchurch in September 2021,<br />

aged 98, after 72 years of marriage.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

4<br />

LEST WE FORGET<br />

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

Okains Bay to Suva: Robin’s service<br />

From King and country<br />

to Queen and corgis,<br />

Robin Ashley, a proud<br />

Cantabrian and Royalist<br />

joined the Women’s<br />

Auxiliary Air Force as a<br />

teenager from Okains<br />

Bay and passed away<br />

as one of New Zealand’s<br />

oldest World War 2<br />

veterans. Chris Barclay<br />

reports<br />

WITH NO brothers able to take<br />

up the fight and carry on an early<br />

Okains Bay family’s sense of duty<br />

to King and Country, Dulcie<br />

Edna Isabel Robinson enlisted<br />

to serve in World War 2 without<br />

hesitation.<br />

Motivated by her father Bill’s<br />

service as a teenager in South<br />

Africa’s Boer War and unfazed by<br />

a shell-shocked soldier from the<br />

Great War the family took in, she<br />

joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air<br />

Force in 1941, soon after finishing<br />

school in Christchurch.<br />

Before turning 18, Dulcie, the<br />

youngest of three daughters,<br />

would serve behind the counter of<br />

the Okains Bay Store, a business<br />

established by her grandfather<br />

John in 1878 and run by her Dad<br />

until the Depression hit in the<br />

early 1930s.<br />

COMMITMENT TO SERVICE:<br />

Robin Ashley after joining<br />

the Women’s Auxiliary Air<br />

Force and right, with her<br />

medals from World War 2.<br />

Her mother Frances died while<br />

giving birth to William so she was<br />

raised from six onwards by dad<br />

and her sisters Wyn and Nita.<br />

Growing up in the close-knit<br />

farming community, she would<br />

ride the horse-drawn cart carrying<br />

whey to the cheese factory at<br />

Barrys Bay, a rough 10 miles away<br />

in those days.<br />

<strong>The</strong> tormented soldier held the<br />

reins, while barely holding himself<br />

together.<br />

Gassed in the trenches and<br />

pounded by German bombardments,<br />

he hardly slept when<br />

returning to a tranquil enclave on<br />

Banks Peninsula.<br />

Although listed on the Auckland<br />

War Memorial’s Online<br />

Cenotaph under her family name,<br />

she spent most of her life as Robin<br />

Ashley before dying as one of New<br />

Zealand’s oldest war veterans.<br />

She passed away in February,<br />

aged 101.<br />

Her only surviving child, Craig,<br />

explained how she favoured a derivative<br />

of her maiden name over<br />

her Christian, second or third<br />

names: “She was called Robbie in<br />

the air force,” he said.<br />

That nickname stuck, with a<br />

slight modification.<br />

Strong-willed and resolute,<br />

Ashley proudly counted herself<br />

among the early, if not the first,<br />

female recipients of a three per<br />

cent home loan from the State<br />

Advances Corporation to put<br />

towards a mortgage.<br />

Favourable terms were typically<br />

reserved for returned servicemen,<br />

although not her husband Jim<br />

because he was a lieutenant in the<br />

Fijian Army.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y met while stationed in<br />

Suva, Ashley was posted there in<br />

1944 as a wireless operator.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re she also defied convention<br />

by using her left hand to write<br />

messages and her right to transmit<br />

Morse code.<br />

Left-handedness was frowned<br />

upon when Ashley was educated<br />

but, typically, she resisted attempts<br />

to conform with her classmates.<br />

Ashley never experienced combat<br />

conditions in Fiji, Japan’s territorial<br />

ambitions did not stretch<br />

that far, not that she was spared<br />

the horrors of war.<br />

“When she was in the WAAF<br />

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in Wellington,” her son said.<br />

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Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

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

LEST WE FORGET 5<br />

driven by her sense of duty<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y got on well and the<br />

American boys came back six<br />

months later from somewhere<br />

in the Pacific and gave them<br />

presents. Mum got a Japanese<br />

wireless backpack, the other girl<br />

was given the skull of a Japanese<br />

soldier. He’d been scalped.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Americans went off<br />

again, and never came back. <strong>The</strong><br />

girls were 18 and grew up pretty<br />

quickly.”<br />

Ashley rarely reflected on war<br />

service, probably on account of<br />

the monotony.<br />

“It was very quiet in Fiji. Dad<br />

was in artillery, they pointed<br />

the gun and polished it,” Craig<br />

Ashley said.<br />

“Mum would contact planes<br />

with Morse code. She remembered<br />

once a plane was not<br />

responding. She was up all night<br />

sending messages, but there was<br />

no reply. <strong>The</strong>y assumed it was<br />

shot down, or lost.”<br />

Robin and Jim were married in<br />

Christchurch in 1946 and then<br />

returned to Fiji, where they built<br />

a base at Suva Point.<br />

<strong>The</strong> couple and their children<br />

Craig and Sheran took a seaplane<br />

back to New Zealand in 1950,<br />

landing in Auckland before heading<br />

south where a second boy,<br />

Brent, was born in Christchurch.<br />

Neither parent dwelled on the<br />

war during peacetime.<br />

WAR EFFORT: Robin Ashley (seventh from left) with fellow<br />

members of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.<br />

Jim Ashley, who died in 2005<br />

aged 83, taught at North New<br />

Brighton Primary School; Robin<br />

worked part-time in an accountancy<br />

firm and took bets for the<br />

TAB on race days.<br />

It took urging from her<br />

daughter-in-law Robyn Ashley to<br />

wear her medals on Anzac Day<br />

when attending the commemoration<br />

at the Air Force Museum in<br />

Wigram.<br />

“She was encouraged to be<br />

proud of it. She walked (in a<br />

parade) once or twice,” Craig<br />

Ashley said.<br />

“It wasn’t always popular in the<br />

old days, nobody really wanted to<br />

talk about it.”<br />

He thought the WAAF was<br />

also overlooked among the veterans,<br />

although about 4750 women<br />

passed through its ranks.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y contributed to the war<br />

effort as cooks, mess hands,<br />

drivers, clerks, medical orderlies,<br />

typists and wireless operators.<br />

Other than family and living<br />

in Canterbury, Ashley had two<br />

other loves that were intertwined:<br />

Queen Elizabeth II and<br />

Pembroke Welsh corgis.<br />

“She loved the Queen. Some<br />

girls get a crush on a pop star. If<br />

you have a crush on the Queen<br />

it lasts 80 years, and Mum was a<br />

fan girl for a long, long time.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Queen had a corgi<br />

called Brandy, Mum called hers<br />

Shandy.”<br />

Ashley was a long-standing<br />

member of the Canterbury Kennel<br />

Association and South Island<br />

Welsh Corgi League, breeding<br />

the diminutive dogs into her 90s.<br />

Of course, Ashley outlived her<br />

beloved monarch, who died on<br />

September 8, 2022, aged 96.<br />

King Charles III and Queen<br />

Camilla were no substitute.<br />

“Mum got a card from them<br />

for her 100th with their photos<br />

on the front and she threw it<br />

in the bin. She thought it was a<br />

scam,” Craig Ashley said.<br />

While nostalgic for the<br />

Queen’s reign, a day trip to<br />

Okains Bay was hardly a happy<br />

trip down memory lane in the<br />

late 1990s.<br />

“She was mortified, absolutely<br />

depressed beyond belief and she<br />

cursed me for taking her there.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re was no life at all. She<br />

remembered it as a vital community<br />

and didn’t want to talk<br />

about it after that,” Craig Ashley<br />

said.<br />

Her mother is buried in<br />

Okains Bay, Ashley’s urn may be<br />

opened in Robinsons Bay near<br />

Duvauchelle where Sheran and<br />

Brent’s remains were spread.<br />

<strong>The</strong> area is not named after the<br />

family, though they built a holiday<br />

home, ‘<strong>The</strong> Cottage’ there in<br />

the 1970s.<br />

A crowd farewells a troop<br />

ship at Lyttelton during<br />

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More than 120,000 New<br />

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War 1 (1914-1918) broke out<br />

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overseas.<br />

Nearly one in five who served<br />

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New Zealand Expeditionary<br />

Force. Around 18,000 New<br />

Zealanders died in or because of<br />

the war, and about 41,000 men<br />

were listed as wounded.<br />

More than 2700 died at<br />

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In World War 2 (1939-1945),<br />

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to the Commonwealth War<br />

Graves Commission 11,928 New<br />

Zealanders were killed in the<br />

conflict. Post-war calculations<br />

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6<br />

LEST WE FORGET<br />

Tribute to VC<br />

recipient moving<br />

• By Chris Barclay<br />

MANEUVERS ARE under way<br />

to relocate a tribute for Victoria<br />

Cross recipient Sergeant Jack<br />

Hinton from red zone obscurity<br />

to a more visible location<br />

overlooking one of his favourite<br />

waterways.<br />

Hinton was awarded the<br />

ultimate British honour<br />

for valour in 1941 and<br />

had his deeds further<br />

recognised with a<br />

reserve near Anzac<br />

Drive in Bexley in 2002.<br />

<strong>The</strong> boulder with a<br />

plaque inset on a paved<br />

base shaped as the<br />

prestigious medal was<br />

officially opened in 2005.<br />

<strong>The</strong> memorial came to<br />

prominence in January when the<br />

site’s dishevelled state prompted<br />

a swift, though overdue,<br />

makeover by city council staff<br />

TIDY:<br />

Shirley<br />

Boys’ High<br />

students<br />

clean<br />

the Jack<br />

Hinton war<br />

memorial.<br />

PHOTO:<br />

GEOFF<br />

SLOAN<br />

after concerns were raised by<br />

war grave restoring charity<br />

New Zealand Remembrance<br />

Army. Students from Shirley<br />

Boys’ High under took another<br />

clean-up assignment on <strong>April</strong> 9,<br />

during which it was revealed a<br />

new location for the landmark<br />

had been mapped out.<br />

It will eventually feature east<br />

of the Wainoni Rd and<br />

Anzac Dr intersection on<br />

the proposed City to Sea<br />

Pathway, an 11km route<br />

which follows the course<br />

of the Otakaro/Avon<br />

River from the central<br />

city to New Brighton.<br />

Jack Hinton Hinton, who famously<br />

fought German<br />

troops single high-handedly<br />

at Kalamata on the Greek<br />

mainland before being wounded<br />

and taken prisoner, retired to<br />

Bexley prior to his death in 1997,<br />

aged 87.<br />

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Memorial upgrade plan<br />

• By Chris Barclay<br />

THE HALSWELL War<br />

Memorial’s 100th anniversary<br />

could be recognised with<br />

a second post-earthquake<br />

upgrade.<br />

City council staff are<br />

considering a proposal from<br />

long-term resident Ron<br />

Fensom to install a low fence<br />

to define the boundary behind<br />

the structure, a focal point of<br />

Halswell Domain.<br />

Fensom, who has lived in<br />

Halswell for 63 years, also<br />

requested the base of the flagpole<br />

erected in 2006 be repaired and<br />

landscaping carried out.<br />

Council staff are supporting<br />

Fensom, collating information<br />

for a full proposal to be<br />

submitted to the heritage team<br />

for approval and to determine if<br />

any consents are required.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Waipuna Halswell-<br />

Hornby-Riccarton Community<br />

Board will then be updated.<br />

Designed by Christchurch<br />

architect Maurice Guthrie and<br />

unveiled on June 21, 1924, the<br />

structure is one of only two in<br />

New Zealand to be recorded as<br />

a shrine on the national World<br />

War 1 memorial register.<br />

<strong>The</strong> other shrine on the<br />

grounds of Christchurch Boys’<br />

High on Straven Rd was also<br />

designed by Guthrie.<br />

Fensom, a former organiser<br />

ADVOCATE:<br />

Ron<br />

Fensom is<br />

campaigning<br />

to get the<br />

100-year-old<br />

Halswell War<br />

Memorial<br />

upgraded.<br />

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BARCLAY<br />

of Halswell’s Anzac Day<br />

commemoration, hopes the<br />

improvements will be approved.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> trees have grown and<br />

the flag will not fly properly,” he<br />

said.<br />

“Some trees will be cut back<br />

and some of them removed.<br />

Flowers will be planted to add<br />

colour.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> memorial was repaired<br />

in 2015-2016 following damage<br />

caused by the earthquakes.<br />

About $60,000 was spent<br />

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Headstone for<br />

LEST WE FORGET 7<br />

all war veterans<br />

• By Chris Barclay<br />

WALTER ERNEST Forbes and<br />

Hugh Anderson never fought<br />

for New Zealand, they earned<br />

their stripes during the Indian<br />

Rebellion and Crimean War<br />

respectively.<br />

Yet their names were read at the<br />

dedication ceremony of a collective<br />

headstone for war veterans at<br />

Linwood Cemetery on Sunday.<br />

It is positioned under a macrocarpa,<br />

the staging point for a<br />

remembrance service around<br />

Anzac Day held since 2010.<br />

Unveiled in the lead-up to<br />

Anzac Day, the tribute covers not<br />

only those men – and currently<br />

one woman – who represented<br />

New Zealand in war zones before<br />

being buried, or memorialised,<br />

in the graveyard. Foreign-born<br />

soldiers who adopted Christchurch<br />

as home are also eligible for<br />

recognition through the Friends<br />

of Linwood Cemetery project.<br />

Colonel Forbes qualified because<br />

he settled in the city after<br />

helping suppress the Indian Rebellion<br />

of 1857; Anderson fought<br />

the Russians as part of Great<br />

Britain’s contingent in an alliance<br />

covering the Ottoman Empire,<br />

France and Sardinia-Piedmont.<br />

<strong>The</strong> memorial currently pays tribute<br />

to 310 war veterans, though<br />

more could be added if and when<br />

further research is conducted.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y’ve either been buried<br />

in the cemetery or the family<br />

have put on a memorial plaque<br />

for those buried overseas on the<br />

family grave,” said Friends of<br />

Linwood Cemetery<br />

member Craig<br />

Cormack.<br />

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

had been planned<br />

since the 100th<br />

anniversary of the<br />

Craig<br />

Cormack<br />

Gallipoli campaign<br />

in 2015 so Cormack<br />

was delighted<br />

the project has finally reached<br />

fruition thanks to $7000 in public<br />

donations.<br />

While most of those honoured<br />

enlisted in either World War 1 or<br />

2, there are also men who served<br />

in Crimea (1853-1856), various<br />

Indian uprisings and South Africa’s<br />

Boer War (1899-1902).<br />

To date, the only woman in the<br />

memorial’s ranks is Mary Helen<br />

Rae, a staff nurse who died on<br />

October 23, 1915, when the SS<br />

Marquette was torpedoed by a<br />

German U-boat en route from Alexandria,<br />

Egypt, to <strong>The</strong>ssaloniki,<br />

a port city in northern Greece.<br />

Rae, who tended to the wounded<br />

in the Gallipoli campaign<br />

before boarding the British troopship,<br />

was one of 10 Royal New<br />

Zealand Army Nursing Service<br />

personnel who perished when the<br />

vessel sank about 60km short of<br />

its destination.<br />

Her body was never recovered<br />

from the Aegean Sea. Born in<br />

Raes Junction, the Otago settlement<br />

named after the family, the<br />

35-year-old is remembered next<br />

to her mother Isabella’s resting<br />

place. She is also included in the<br />

Mikra Memorial at <strong>The</strong>ssaloniki,<br />

the Nurses’ Memorial Chapel by<br />

Christchurch Hospital and the<br />

Five Sisters Memorial Window<br />

inside England’s York Minster.<br />

Cormack said New Zealanders<br />

who completed compulsory<br />

military service are also covered<br />

by the memorial and their<br />

names would be read at future<br />

commemorations if family<br />

members notified the group.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Friends of Linwood<br />

Cemetery is in need<br />

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Students at Cassino for anniversary<br />

• By Emily O’Hagan<br />

NINE STUDENTS from<br />

Cashmere High and St<br />

Andrew’s College are in Italy<br />

to commemorate the 80th<br />

anniversary of the battle of<br />

Monte Cassino.<br />

It was one New Zealand’s<br />

bloodiest battles during World<br />

War 2, spearheaded by the Maori<br />

Battalion.<br />

<strong>The</strong> New Zealand Division<br />

suffered 343 deaths and more<br />

than 600 wounded during door<br />

to door fighting in the town of<br />

Cassino. More than 150 of the<br />

Maori Battalion’s men were<br />

killed, wounded or captured.<br />

St Andrew’s travel and tourism<br />

teacher Ian Morrison said being<br />

at Cassino for Anzac Day would<br />

be special. A wreath would be<br />

laid on behalf of Christchurch<br />

citizens at the Cassino cemetery.<br />

<strong>The</strong> students were selected for<br />

the trip as part of the Christchurch<br />

sister city global education<br />

programme.<br />

“It’s a really good time to take<br />

them because they’re . . . at that<br />

stage where they’re making decisions<br />

about what they’re going<br />

to do career-wise, whether they<br />

want to travel, and it’s a good<br />

start for that,” he said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> three-week trip includes<br />

visiting Paris and Rome. <strong>The</strong>re<br />

are five St Andrew’s families who<br />

had descendants who fought in<br />

the battle.<br />

St Andrew’s student Brooke<br />

Hughes said after doing the research,<br />

she feels more connected<br />

to Monte Cassino. “It definitely<br />

makes it a lot more personal,<br />

makes it become more important<br />

and relevant to you because<br />

LEST WE FORGET 9<br />

it’s not something that can be<br />

forgotten and it should never be.”<br />

Cashmere High student Nicholas<br />

O’Hagan has been studying<br />

history. “It’s going to be a good<br />

opportunity to explore different<br />

places I haven’t been before, and<br />

it’s very historic. So I’ll be able<br />

to see places that were around<br />

thousands of years ago.”<br />

Morrison believes the students<br />

will benefit greatly from the<br />

experience, and will carry it with<br />

them for the rest of their lives.<br />

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SOLEMN: <strong>The</strong> Cassino War<br />

Cemetery in the Province<br />

of Frosinone.<br />

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Ngāi Tahu seeks soldiers’ descendants<br />

NGĀI TAHU is trying to find<br />

the whanau of more than 50<br />

soldiers who fought in World<br />

War 1. <strong>The</strong> names of the soldiers<br />

came to light following the publication<br />

of a book in 2017.<br />

<strong>The</strong> iwi’s whakapapa unit is<br />

working to honour those who<br />

served by bringing their stories<br />

to life.<br />

“We’re committed to bringing<br />

the lives and deaths of our<br />

tīpuna into our living memory.<br />

We want to acknowledge our<br />

veterans and honour their<br />

sacrifices,” said unit manager<br />

Arapata Reuben.<br />

<strong>The</strong> unit published a book, He<br />

Rau Mahara in 2017, which tells<br />

the history of 270 Ngāi Tahu<br />

soldiers who served in WW1.<br />

It is an anthology of stories told<br />

through interviews with soldiers’<br />

whānau, personal letters,<br />

diary extracts, and newspaper<br />

articles.<br />

Since its publication and the<br />

launch of an accompanying<br />

website, at least 50 Ngāi Tahu<br />

WW1 soldiers have been<br />

identified.<br />

Reuben says soldiers’ whānau<br />

started getting in touch not long<br />

after the book was published.<br />

“We were getting calls from<br />

whānau asking ‘why isn’t my<br />

pōua in the book?’<br />

“We sort of expected that<br />

because iwi affiliation was not<br />

listed on the enlistment forms of<br />

the soldiers.”<br />

SERVICE: Members of the New Zealand Māori (Pioneer) Battalion take a break from work<br />

improving trenches near Gommecourt, France in July, 1918. PHOTO: NZ HISTORY<br />

Another boost came through<br />

the Ministry of Defence granting<br />

access to its nominal rolls.<br />

“We’re going through those<br />

rolls and matching names to our<br />

register of iwi members.<br />

“We have identified another<br />

100 soldiers who potentially<br />

could be of Ngāi Tahu descent,”<br />

Reuben said.<br />

He says that with a high<br />

number of soldiers already<br />

identified, and more to be<br />

confirmed, a second edition of<br />

He Rau Mahara is a possibility.<br />

Ngāi Tahu is looking for<br />

whānau of the men listed<br />

below, who may be able to<br />

help tell their stories. Get<br />

in touch at whakapapa@<br />

ngaitahu.iwi.nz.<br />

Adams, John Taiuru Te<br />

Rongo; Adams, William<br />

Campbell; Arthur, John (II<br />

or III); Bishop, James Henry;<br />

Blackie, Herbert William;<br />

Cook, John; Cross, B.G.H;<br />

Cross, Frederick ; Dutton,<br />

Edwin; Faulkner Charles<br />

Roy Simon; Flint Charles<br />

Lewis; Harvey Harry Wade;<br />

Hirst, Charles Edgar Dallas;<br />

Hudson, Thomas Edward;<br />

Hunt, Charles North; Linley,<br />

Lewis Frederick; McGregor,<br />

James Gould; McGregor,<br />

Robert Edward; McNaughton<br />

Robert; Newton, I; Stewart,<br />

William Alexander Clarke;<br />

Topping, James Alexander;<br />

Tindle, Richard Francis;<br />

Tinkham, Kenneth Tully;<br />

Valentine, Archibald;<br />

Valentine, Arthur Victor;<br />

Valentine, Charles; Valentine,<br />

Peter James; Valentine,<br />

William Sampson; Waddel,<br />

George Roxby; Whatiri, M;<br />

Willison, Lancelot Douglas;<br />

Wixon, Arthur Edmund;<br />

Wilson, Alexander John;<br />

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July 28, 1914 – November<br />

11, 1918<br />

• Gallipoli (<strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong>, 1915<br />

to January 9, 1916): <strong>The</strong> main<br />

body of the New Zealand<br />

Expeditionary Force departed<br />

in October 1914 assuming they<br />

were headed to France. <strong>The</strong>y were<br />

diverted to Egypt when Turkey<br />

entered the war that November.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y landed on the Gallipoli<br />

Peninsula on <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong>, 1915.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Western Front (August<br />

4, 1914 - November 11, 1918):<br />

After their evacuation from<br />

Gallipoli, New Zealand troops<br />

were sent to the Western Front.<br />

Although the Gallipoli campaign<br />

and the birth of the Anzac legend<br />

have captured the imagination of<br />

generations of New Zealanders,<br />

most New Zealanders saw action<br />

in France and Belgium and it is<br />

where the majority died, almost<br />

12,500.<br />

WORLD WAR 2<br />

September 1, 1939 –<br />

September 2, 1945<br />

• Battle of Crete (May 20,<br />

1941 - June 1, 1941): <strong>The</strong> bulk of<br />

the 2nd New Zealand Division<br />

was on the Greek island when<br />

a German airborne assault,<br />

though fiercely resisted, proved<br />

successful, forcing the New<br />

Zealanders to retreat to an<br />

evacuation point. In all, 691 New<br />

Zealanders died on Crete and<br />

2180 were taken prisoner.<br />

• El Alamein (October 23,<br />

1942 - November 11, 1942):<br />

In June 1942 a German and<br />

Italian counter-offensive rolled<br />

into Egypt, capturing Tobruk.<br />

After a dramatic escape from<br />

destruction at Minqar Qaim,<br />

the New Zealanders helped the<br />

8th Army to halt the enemy at<br />

El Alamein. In this hard-fought<br />

battle, the New Zealand division<br />

suffered heavy losses.<br />

• Battle of Monte Cassino<br />

(January 17, 1944 - May 18, 1944):<br />

<strong>The</strong> struggle for Cassino in early<br />

1944 was one of the most brutal<br />

and costly battles involving New<br />

Zealand forces in World War 2.<br />

For the New Zealand Division,<br />

this German strongpoint<br />

southeast of Rome would prove<br />

the most tragically elusive<br />

prize of the Italian campaign.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y were involved in four<br />

assaults on the town, which was<br />

ultimately taken by Polish and<br />

British forces. <strong>The</strong> New Zealand<br />

Division withdrew in early <strong>April</strong>,<br />

after 343 soldiers lost their lives.<br />

VIETNAM WAR<br />

November 1, 1955 - <strong>April</strong><br />

30, 1975<br />

• Battle of Long Tan (August<br />

18-19, 1966): Pinned down in<br />

a rubber plantation at Long<br />

Tan with 6th Royal Australian<br />

Regiment D Company on<br />

August 18, 1966 a New Zealand<br />

artillery forward observer (FO)<br />

party helped direct devastating<br />

artillery fire on the North<br />

Vietnamese Army (NVA) and<br />

Viet Cong (VC) forces. – Chris<br />

Barclay<br />

ANZAC SPIRIT: A group of New Zealand and Australian Army Corps soldiers on the<br />

Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey in 1915.<br />

PHOTO: HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY<br />

VALIANT: A New Zealand brigade fighting the Germans on Monastery Hill, Monte Cassino in<br />

March 1944.<br />

PHOTO: KEYSTONE-FRANCE/GAMMA-RAPHO via GETTY<br />

SPOILS OF WAR: New Zealand gunners pose with a captured antitank<br />

rifle from a German emplacement near Grevillers, France, on<br />

August <strong>25</strong>, 1918.<br />

PHOTO: 2nd Lt. T.K AITKEN/IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM via GETTY<br />

COURAGE UNDER FIRE: New Zealand soldiers try and shoot down a German Stuka<br />

dive bomber while taking cover behind their truck at El Alamein.<br />

PHOTO: DAILY MIRROR/MIRRORPIX via GETTY<br />

MATESHIP: A commemoration ceremony and dedication of<br />

memorial cross is held on the Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam for the 18<br />

Australians killed.<br />

PHOTO: NOEL BELL


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NEWS<br />

• By Chris Barclay<br />

THE PERSON responsible<br />

for killing a pregnant shark at<br />

New Brighton beach in front<br />

of horrified onlookers has been<br />

exonerated.<br />

A lengthy investigation by the<br />

Ministry for Primary Industries<br />

following the incident in early<br />

January has concluded with the<br />

individual learning they will not<br />

face charges under the Animal<br />

Welfare Act.<br />

“Our inquiries found a person<br />

had attempted to euthanise the<br />

shark after it had swallowed<br />

a hook,” said MPI regional<br />

manager of animal welfare and<br />

national animal identification<br />

and tracing programme<br />

compliance, Murray Pridham.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re are guidelines covering<br />

how a shark can be killed to<br />

minimise suffering, which<br />

includes severing its spine across<br />

the back of its head.<br />

“A consultant scientist who<br />

reviewed a social media video of<br />

the incident concluded the shark<br />

was most likely euthanised in<br />

this way.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> man was also commended<br />

for slicing open the shark to<br />

remove and save any unborn<br />

sharks by returning them to the<br />

sea.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> consultant scientist said<br />

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Shark was euthanised – MPI investigation finds<br />

the shark would have come into<br />

shallow water to give birth and<br />

the shark pups would have had<br />

a strong chance of survival,”<br />

Pridham said.<br />

MPI was alerted to the<br />

incident by a woman who filmed<br />

it and believed the shark was still<br />

alive when it was sliced open.<br />

She said the man cut up the<br />

shark and threw the pieces<br />

back into the ocean. He was<br />

accompanied by two teenage<br />

boys.<br />

Another beach-goer said,<br />

although the shark pups spilled<br />

into the water, they were swiftly<br />

picked off by seagulls as “really<br />

upset children” looked on.<br />

SEVERED: MPI reviewed a social media video of the<br />

incident and concluded the shark was most likely killed in<br />

a way that minimised its suffering. PHOTO: NZ HERALD<br />

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when it comes<br />

to recycling<br />

pizza boxes<br />

WHICH BIN do you throw your<br />

pizza box into?<br />

That’s one of the key dilemmas<br />

Christchurch residents have<br />

after Government changes<br />

came into effect on February 1,<br />

making what materials can be<br />

collected from households for<br />

recycling and organics the same<br />

nationwide.<br />

Confusion over where to put<br />

pizza boxes and not being able to<br />

wrap food scraps have been one<br />

of the biggest challenges, the city<br />

council says.<br />

Pizza boxes go in the yellow<br />

recycling bin, but only if they’re<br />

empty. Oil on the cardboard is<br />

okay, but if there’s cheese or sauce<br />

stuck to the pizza box it should go<br />

in the red bin.<br />

“It’s just a matter of checking<br />

beforehand and if there’s left-over<br />

pizza inside then it goes in the<br />

red bin because otherwise you’re<br />

contaminating the recycling,”<br />

said city council resource<br />

recovery manager Alec McNeil.<br />

“It takes time to adjust habits,<br />

but we’ve seen from the way our<br />

residents embraced the ‘clean<br />

recycling’ and ‘lids off’ campaign<br />

that Christchurch people want to<br />

‘bin good’ with recycling.<br />

“We estimate that 70-80 per<br />

cent of bottle, jar and container<br />

lids are now removed, compared<br />

to 10-20 per cent four years ago.<br />

That’s a huge success story and<br />

shows that people will embrace<br />

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For Christchurch residents, the<br />

move to putting clean pizza boxes<br />

into the yellow recycling bin is<br />

taking a bit of adjustment, as is<br />

all paper and food-soiled cardboard<br />

going in the red bin.<br />

“Feedback is showing these are<br />

the two things our residents are<br />

finding the most confusing,<br />

People who previously used<br />

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• Pizza boxes go into the yellow bin unless they have<br />

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• Tea bags, paper towels, serviettes, shredded paper,<br />

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• <strong>The</strong> only items able to be recycled in the yellow bin<br />

are 4-litre and under plastic bottles, containers and<br />

clear meat trays numbered 1, 2 and 5, food and drink<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

14<br />

COURT<br />

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

Ex-mobster jailed for ‘merciless’<br />

beatings of teenage partner<br />

• By Emily Moorhouse<br />

“YOU SHOULD have a big<br />

sign around your neck saying<br />

dangerous.”<br />

That’s what Judge Tony<br />

Greig told a violent abuser who<br />

beat and whipped his teenage<br />

partner with an extension cord,<br />

intentionally breaking her bones<br />

and paralysing half her face.<br />

Judge Greig sentenced Jacob<br />

Waa to 10 years in prison after<br />

discounts for his early guilty<br />

pleas. But he refused to give Waa<br />

a discount for remorse.<br />

<strong>The</strong> teen became so<br />

normalised to Waa’s brutal<br />

beatings, which he called<br />

“conditioning”, doctors were<br />

surprised at how responsive she<br />

was after an incident which left<br />

her with a brain bleed.<br />

Waa appeared in the district<br />

court last Tuesday for sentencing<br />

on a raft of violence charges,<br />

including wounding with intent<br />

to cause grievous bodily harm,<br />

wounding and assaulting with<br />

intent to injure and impeding<br />

breathing.<br />

A victim impact statement<br />

read by Judge Greig from the<br />

teen, who is no longer in a<br />

relationship with Waa, said<br />

her only goal in life was to be a<br />

mother – but now doesn’t want<br />

to have kids after to the trauma<br />

of losing her child at nine weeks<br />

as a result of Waa’s abuse.<br />

“I feel as though that night he<br />

killed my soul.<br />

“I knew that if I didn’t leave<br />

then and get help, he was going<br />

to kill me.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> teen said doctors told her<br />

she was lucky to be alive after<br />

one beating but to her it just felt<br />

like a “normal Tuesday”.<br />

“I thought I was fine. I wasn’t<br />

new to him beating me up so I<br />

knew I could handle a lot more.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> teen said she can’t be<br />

around bright lights as they give<br />

her headaches. She also can’t<br />

sleep and constantly relives<br />

Waa’s attacks in her nightmares.<br />

She said when she told Waa she<br />

was pressing charges he laughed<br />

and said going “back inside”<br />

only makes him worse.<br />

She said on one occasion he<br />

beat her for “10 hours straight”<br />

but later nurtured her and<br />

laughed about it. She said his<br />

guilty pleas weren’t because he<br />

was sorry, but because he wanted<br />

a lighter sentence.<br />

<strong>The</strong> summary of facts<br />

stated Waa went to a motel in<br />

Christchurch with the teen who<br />

began unloading her car. Waa<br />

punched her in the face, causing<br />

her front tooth to be dislodged,<br />

and told her to get in the car or<br />

he would put her in the boot.<br />

Waa then drove the teen<br />

around the neighbourhood while<br />

repeatedly punching her in the<br />

head. She later required hospital<br />

treatment.<br />

In another attack while the<br />

pair were living in a sleepout<br />

in Christchurch, they began<br />

arguing and Waa punched her in<br />

the head several times.<br />

He hit her around the<br />

shoulders and dragged her out<br />

onto the driveway, telling her<br />

to leave. When she asked if she<br />

could collect her belongings,<br />

Waa pushed her against the fence<br />

and punched her in the head<br />

several times, causing her to lose<br />

consciousness. He then dragged<br />

her by the hair and told her to go<br />

to hospital. She had a fractured<br />

skull and cuts to her face.<br />

On another occasion, Waa<br />

began arguing with the teen<br />

as he was driving them home.<br />

He kicked her out of the car,<br />

demanding she walk home.<br />

Later when he arrived home, he<br />

pushed her to the ground and<br />

kicked her in the head while<br />

wearing steel-cap boots, causing<br />

her ongoing headaches.<br />

A few months later when Waa<br />

was living at a Dunedin address,<br />

the teen went to visit but issues<br />

around infidelity arose. Waa<br />

told the teen if she didn’t get an<br />

abortion, he would stomp on her<br />

stomach and he began punching<br />

her in the head and slapping her<br />

arms and legs.<br />

He then punched her in the<br />

stomach, saying he wasn’t afraid<br />

to hit her while she was pregnant<br />

because he didn’t want the baby.<br />

When the teen was gathering her<br />

belongings to leave, Waa began<br />

strangling her.<br />

Weeks later, when Waa became<br />

aware the teen had announced<br />

she was pregnant on Facebook,<br />

he was furious and punched her<br />

and pulled her hair.<br />

During another argument<br />

about infidelity, Waa began<br />

punching the teen in the face.<br />

When she failed to answer questions<br />

about their relationship,<br />

Waa grabbed her by the hair,<br />

pulled her head back and thrust<br />

it into his knee, breaking her<br />

nose, causing it to bleed.<br />

He then whipped her back<br />

several times with an extension<br />

cord, drawing blood. <strong>The</strong> teen<br />

begged him to stop but Waa<br />

said he would only stop if she<br />

answered his questions. He<br />

threatened to break her fingers<br />

and she suffered cuts on her<br />

back, bruising to her face and a<br />

broken nose.<br />

In the final attack, Waa arrived<br />

at his flat around 3.30am<br />

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after a night of drinking. When<br />

the teen opened the door, Waa<br />

pushed her to the ground before<br />

punching and head-butting her.<br />

He then grabbed her by the hair<br />

and dragged her into a bedroom,<br />

locking the door behind him.<br />

He threw her to the ground and<br />

continued the assault, pinching<br />

and biting her arms and legs,<br />

picking her up by the hair and<br />

throwing her into the wall.<br />

Waa grabbed the teen by her<br />

throat, which cut off her breathing,<br />

and told her he was going to<br />

go to jail for killing her. He then<br />

put her right arm between his<br />

legs and bent it back, causing her<br />

wrist to break, then tried to do<br />

the same to the other arm. He<br />

kicked and stomped on her head<br />

until she lost consciousness and<br />

only stopping the beating when<br />

he became tired and fell asleep.<br />

When the teen was sure Waa was<br />

asleep, she fled to hospital. She<br />

suffered a brain bleed, liver laceration,<br />

facial fractures, broken<br />

wrist, six to eight fractured ribs,<br />

scratch marks on her neck and<br />

extensive bruising to her body<br />

and face.<br />

When police outlined what<br />

Waa had done, he responded: “Is<br />

that all?”<br />

Judge Greig said the teen could<br />

have been killed and Waa treated<br />

her in a “cruel, barbaric and<br />

merciless” way.<br />

He said Waa grew up in a<br />

violent household and ran away<br />

from home at a young age before<br />

joining the Mongrel Mob, but<br />

later left the gang as he wanted to<br />

be a father to his children.<br />

“I would be wary about letting<br />

you anywhere near children,”<br />

Judge Greig told him.<br />

“You should have a big sign<br />

around your neck saying<br />

dangerous.”<br />

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

COURT 15<br />

Manslaughter conviction to be quashed<br />

• By Tara Shaskey<br />

A NOMADS associate involved<br />

in the fatal stabbing of a man<br />

who was “disrespectful” to<br />

the gang’s president will have<br />

his manslaughter conviction<br />

quashed after winning his case<br />

before the Supreme Court.<br />

<strong>The</strong> court released its decision<br />

to allow the appeal of Justin<br />

Richard Burke, who was jailed<br />

in February 2021 for five years<br />

and two months for his role in<br />

the killing of Shayne George<br />

Heappey.<br />

Burke, who was found guilty<br />

of manslaughter following a twoweek<br />

trial in the High Court at<br />

Christchurch in November 2020,<br />

has maintained he intended to<br />

give Heappey a “mean hiding”<br />

and he did not know his cooffender,<br />

Matthew Winara<br />

Webber, had a knife.<br />

Heappey, <strong>25</strong>, known as “Smiley”,<br />

died after he was stabbed<br />

and cut at least 14 times by Webber<br />

on December 8, 2018.<br />

At Burke’s trial, the directions<br />

given by the judge meant a<br />

conviction under the parties to<br />

offences section of the Crimes<br />

Act was possible if Burke did not<br />

know Webber had a knife and<br />

if all he foresaw was an assault<br />

likely to cause non-trivial harm.<br />

Burke was later sentenced on<br />

that same basis. He took his case<br />

to the Court of Appeal, claiming<br />

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Burke foresaw a stabbing would<br />

occur.<br />

To do that, they should have<br />

been told they needed to be<br />

satisfied Burke knew Webber<br />

had a weapon.<br />

<strong>The</strong> majority also found the<br />

trial judge’s directions were<br />

flawed in other respects.<br />

<strong>The</strong> minority – Chief Justice<br />

Winkelmann and Justice<br />

Glazebrook – concluded Burke<br />

needed to have foreseen an<br />

unlawful killing would occur.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Supreme Court has sought<br />

submissions from counsel on the<br />

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16<br />

LETTERS<br />

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

Could a shared faith cathedral solve<br />

<strong>The</strong> cash crisis facing Christ<br />

Church Cathedral has provided<br />

the opportunity to rethink how<br />

the heart of our city should<br />

function.<br />

Letters to the editor of our<br />

two metropolitan newspapers<br />

have unearthed some worthy<br />

ideas that warrant serious<br />

consideration by the city council<br />

and Anglican church.<br />

<strong>The</strong> idea of the Anglican and<br />

Catholic faiths sharing the same<br />

space should be pursued as<br />

an ingenious problem-solving<br />

exercise for meeting the urgent<br />

needs of both faiths. David<br />

Moxon, the former Archbishop<br />

of Aotearoa who was the<br />

Anglicans’ world representative<br />

in Rome, would be the ideal<br />

person to negotiate this miracle.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are a lot of examples of<br />

Christian churches sharing their<br />

buildings. An Anglican school<br />

I taught at made their chapel<br />

available for Dutch Reformed<br />

Church services.<br />

Our cathedral – broken by the<br />

earthquake – was to be restored<br />

as an iconic tourist venue, a<br />

marker of history, rather than a<br />

place of worship. When I worked<br />

for <strong>The</strong> Press in the 1990s, I<br />

sometimes peeped in on the<br />

Sunday evening services and<br />

only the front few rows of pews<br />

were ever occupied.<br />

<strong>The</strong> transitional ‘Cardboard’<br />

Cathedral is an exemplar of how<br />

a church needs to function in<br />

our secular age. As well as being<br />

a place of worship, it needs to<br />

function as the central heart<br />

of community. During the last<br />

election campaign, I went there<br />

twice to hear different political<br />

parties express their values and<br />

vision and engage in discourse<br />

with the citizens of the city.<br />

What community activities<br />

are planned for the restored<br />

cathedral? If that can’t be<br />

answered, what’s the point of<br />

the restoration? Recently the<br />

public were able to explore<br />

the cavernous space of the<br />

partially restored cathedral<br />

and more possibilities opened<br />

for consideration. Putting the<br />

transitional cathedral inside, or<br />

beside, the currently restored<br />

roof and walls would tell the<br />

earthquake story and be a<br />

memorial to the resiliency of<br />

the people of the city. Imagine<br />

a sound and light show, titled<br />

<strong>The</strong> Faiths of the City, projected<br />

on the walls of the cathedral.<br />

This could be nightly in the<br />

summer months, and it would<br />

be a revenue earner for the city.<br />

I have seen this done brilliantly<br />

in Jerusalem, where the stories of<br />

their three main world religions<br />

are told on the walls of ruins.<br />

<strong>The</strong> original churches of<br />

Waitaha/Canterbury were whare,<br />

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<strong>The</strong> story of the goals of the<br />

Canterbury Association, which<br />

included church and education,<br />

would follow. George Bernard<br />

Shaw summed up the beauty<br />

of the Cathedral of the Blessed<br />

Sacrament and reminders of this<br />

classical renaissance revival need<br />

to be shown to this generation<br />

and future generations living in<br />

our place.<br />

Christchurch – the city of<br />

faiths – needs to consider other<br />

belief systems that make up our<br />

community including Muslim,<br />

Buddhist and Hindu. This is the<br />

story of us, a story we need to<br />

share.<br />

– Defyd Williams


Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

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church’s cash crises?<br />

As a resident of Central<br />

Christchurch, I am often in<br />

Cathedral Square and Latimer<br />

Square, and very often see a lot of<br />

tourists viewing both cathedrals.<br />

<strong>The</strong> cost of rebuilding the<br />

Christ Church Cathedral will<br />

be astronomical and will take<br />

at least 10 years, if not more, to<br />

finish.<br />

Having seen what Coventry<br />

in the United Kingdom has<br />

done, keeping the war-damaged<br />

cathedral in place as a memorial,<br />

Christchurch should do the<br />

same – and also relocate the<br />

Cardboard Cathedral to sit with<br />

the damaged cathedral.<br />

This would also free up<br />

land in Latimer Square, on<br />

which a multi- level car park<br />

could be built to not only<br />

cater for stadium visitors, but<br />

also the Court <strong>The</strong>atre, Isaac<br />

<strong>The</strong>atre Royal, New Regent St,<br />

Margaret Mahy playground, and<br />

convention centre visitors.<br />

– Roger Mathieson<br />

Furry or not?<br />

On page 3, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong>, <strong>April</strong> 18,<br />

is a headline ‘Favourite furry<br />

friends’.<br />

Cats might be furry but dogs,<br />

even the woollier breeds, are<br />

hairy and nothing can change<br />

that biological fact, even should<br />

one feel like being touchy-feely.<br />

Why the media persist with<br />

this description goodness only<br />

knows. Dogs used to be our fourlegged<br />

friends I seem to recall.<br />

– Kerry Sullivan<br />

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Four-time winning captain<br />

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<strong>The</strong>re are others returning,<br />

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<strong>The</strong> injury list has been<br />

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at the conclusion of 2023 was<br />

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But people must stay behind<br />

this team. Guys like Todd<br />

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etc, and of other great players of<br />

that ilk, all went through their<br />

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Stick with this great team.<br />

– Graham Paterson<br />

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<strong>The</strong> under-15 team played in<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Governors Bay landmark has a<br />

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Saturday.<br />

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season but all by only one goal.<br />

“Last Saturday we did a very<br />

EFFORT: Universities’ Sam Newson on the ball against<br />

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good game against Nelson (a 1-0<br />

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For Nomads, there will be a<br />

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Selwyn in the cup today, and then<br />

• By Sam Coughlan<br />

A BIG MAGIC round win has<br />

Linwood Keas’ Canterbury Rugby<br />

League premiership defence back<br />

on track after a rocky start to the<br />

season.<br />

Linwood beat Greymouth Greyhounds<br />

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Saturday after previously notching<br />

a narrow win against Eastern Eagles<br />

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rivals Hornby Panthers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Keas sit second on the table,<br />

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the competition at the finals stage<br />

three years running.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y will hope to continue their<br />

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English Cup round 1<br />

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Selwyn Utd v Nomads,<br />

Foster Park<br />

Burwood v Ferrymead<br />

Bays, Clare Park<br />

Cashmere Tech v St Albans<br />

Shirley, Garrick Park<br />

FC Twenty 11 v Oxford FC,<br />

Avonhead Park<br />

Universities v Christchurch<br />

Utd, English Park<br />

Coastal Spirit v Waimak<br />

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Halswell Utd v Western,<br />

Halswell Domain<br />

Parklands BYE<br />

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Dunedin CR v Universities,<br />

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Points: Chch Utd 12; Cash<br />

Tech 10; Nelson 10; Coastal<br />

8; Bays 7; Nomads 6;<br />

Selwyn 3; Dunedin 1; Uni 0;<br />

FC Twenty 0<br />

Keas looking to build after slow start<br />

Greymouth at Papanui Domain<br />

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Points<br />

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Greymouth 0<br />

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• By Sarla Donovan<br />

FORMER BANKS Peninsula<br />

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DECLINE: Stephanie Hampson has researched the health of shellfish in the estuary and it’s not looking good.<br />

franchises.<br />

PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Aaron Mauger remained in<br />

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cally since a 2012 survey, from of harvesting on the health and be reduced or even a ban put in “My thoughts are with her family<br />

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Avon-Heathcote Estuary are in<br />

• By Bridget Rutherford<br />

Ms Wilson had been a highly<br />

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the extent and impact per day is too their high families and needs if they to don’t pay •Turn up to page 5<br />

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limit of 150 intended cockles victims per person he will harm harvesting is to continue.<br />

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alone.<br />

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HOPE IS fading for people who<br />

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Environment Canterbury has<br />

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public opposed its original plan<br />

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135 Burwood Hospital and 150<br />

<strong>The</strong> Palms bus routes is planned<br />

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and Sport Centre.<br />

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into New Brighton.<br />

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Hospital and along Beach<br />

Rd to Marine Parade.<br />

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supplying fresh produce to the Rd in January which has since suffered a “huge decline.” the planned route change would<br />

ONGOING roadworks are eastern suburbs on Stanmore left businesses struggling to “We are around 50 per cent be “terrible” as she always found<br />

continuing to put pressure on Rd, <strong>The</strong> Green Grocer closed bring customers into their stores. down each week and we can’t the bus convenient, particularly<br />

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“OVERWHELMING”<br />

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ECan staff prepared an “alternative<br />

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Robin and I have fond memories welcome a child this term, with<br />

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LINDA CHEN has a new<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Fendalton-Waimairi-<br />

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Environment Canterbury staff<br />

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“overwhelming” public opposition,<br />

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melting pot, koha entry. Saturday 8.30pm –<br />

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go the distance in Oklahoma<br />

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$5199<br />

OVER<br />

50%<br />

OFF #<br />

2x BONUS ACCESSORIES<br />

valued at $218 ~<br />

Seen a better price on the same item, elsewhere? We’ll match it^, and you’ll earn Airpoints Dollars<br />

Interest Free. * Interested?<br />

Combining the benefits of a credit card with a range of interest free deals - the perfect shopping partner.<br />

* Minimum spends, terms, conditions, exclusions, rates, and fees vary across provider. Excludes Gift Cards and some promotional items. For more info visit the following:<br />

smithscity.co.nz/gem smithscity.co.nz/purple smithscity.co.nz/q-card<br />

Stores open from 1pm Anzac Day, Thursday <strong>25</strong> <strong>April</strong><br />

Smiths City Colombo St<br />

550 Colombo Street,<br />

Christchurch<br />

Smiths City Northwood<br />

1 Radcliffe Rd,<br />

Christchurch<br />

Smiths City Hornby<br />

6 Tower Street,<br />

Christchurch<br />

Offers valid dates vary. Available while stock lasts. See individual product pages online for details. Terms, conditions, exclusions, and limits apply. Some products on display in selected stores only. Please call 0800 764 847 to check availability.<br />

Personal shoppers only, trade and commercial not supplied. #Discount is off our full retail price. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. +2x Airpoints Dollars storewide valid Wed 24 Apr – Tues 30 Apr <strong>2024</strong>. Promotion and Airpoints<br />

terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. Visit smithscity.co.nz/airpoints for details. ^Price Promise terms, conditions and exclusions apply. See smithscity.co.nz/price-promise for details. ~ Bonus nozzle offer valid 24-30 Apr <strong>2024</strong>. Terms,<br />

conditions, and exclusions apply. ~2 Bonus upgrade offer valid 24-30 Apr <strong>2024</strong>. Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. See smithscity.co.nz for full details.


Earn 2x Airpoints Dollars<br />

STOREWIDE +<br />

UP TO<br />

67% off #<br />

Sleepyhead Sanctuary<br />

Limited Edition Bed<br />

60000524 / 60000527 / 60000530<br />

QUEEN, KING, SUPER<br />

$4999<br />

KING, SAME PRICE.<br />

Accessories not included. Fabric may vary.<br />

SAVE<br />

UP TO<br />

$10,300<br />

HUGE DEALS on Whiteware<br />

HUGE DEALS on TVs<br />

HUGE DEALS on Smalls<br />

Hisense 634L<br />

PureFlat French Door<br />

Fridge Freezer<br />

60004117 / HRFDS634BW<br />

$1999<br />

was<br />

$3299<br />

Limited Stock<br />

35%<br />

OFF #<br />

Save $1300<br />

Hisense 65” ULED Mini-LED<br />

4K Smart TV<br />

60000388 / 65U7KNZ<br />

HOT<br />

PRICE<br />

$1499<br />

Ninja Foodi Dual<br />

Zone Air Fryer<br />

9065131 / AF300ANZ<br />

$249<br />

50%<br />

OFF #<br />

Save $<strong>25</strong>0<br />

was<br />

$499<br />

HUGE DEALS on Lounge<br />

HUGE DEALS on Furniture<br />

HUGE DEALS on Floor Care<br />

Anaheim 5 Seater Fabric Recliner<br />

Lounge Suite - Grey 9076338<br />

$1999<br />

was<br />

$3999<br />

50%<br />

OFF #<br />

Save $2000<br />

New York 6 Piece<br />

Dining Suite 9040<strong>25</strong>2<br />

$1799<br />

was<br />

$2999<br />

40%<br />

OFF #<br />

Save $1200<br />

Beko PowerClean 2 in 1<br />

Stick Vacuum Cleaner<br />

9068980 / VRT94929VI<br />

$349<br />

was<br />

$649<br />

45%<br />

OFF #<br />

Save $300<br />

50% off<br />

Chiropractic Equalise<br />

and Matrix MKII Beds #<br />

(Excludes Pop-Up)<br />

UP TO<br />

UP TO<br />

UP TO<br />

50% off 40% off 40% off<br />

Bedding #<br />

(Excludes 9073<strong>25</strong>0)<br />

selected Kettles<br />

and Toasters #<br />

Cushions, Rugs<br />

and Throws #<br />

Heaps more deals available in-store and online now.<br />

Visit smithscity.co.nz to shop, or find your nearest store.<br />

Stores open from 1pm Anzac Day, Thursday <strong>25</strong> <strong>April</strong><br />

Smiths City Colombo St<br />

550 Colombo Street,<br />

Christchurch<br />

Smiths City Northwood<br />

1 Radcliffe Rd,<br />

Christchurch<br />

Smiths City Hornby<br />

6 Tower Street,<br />

Christchurch<br />

Offers valid dates vary. Available while stock lasts. See individual product pages online for details. Terms, conditions, exclusions, and limits apply. Some products on display in selected stores only. Please call 0800 764 847 to check availability.<br />

Personal shoppers only, trade and commercial not supplied. #Discount is off our full retail price. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. +2x Airpoints Dollars storewide valid Wed 24 Apr – Tues 30 Apr <strong>2024</strong>. Promotion and Airpoints<br />

terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. Visit smithscity.co.nz/airpoints for details.

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