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THURSDAY, APRIL <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

www.starnews.co.nz<br />

Young disc golf star hoping to<br />

go the distance in Oklahoma<br />

• By Emily O’Hagan<br />

SARAH Wadsworth already<br />

holds two disc golf distance<br />

throwing world titles – and she’ll<br />

soon be competing for another at<br />

the world junior champs in the<br />

United States.<br />

The nine-year-old from Banks<br />

Avenue School will take part in<br />

the under-10s competition in<br />

Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she will<br />

be the youngest competitor.<br />

Sarah is confident her skills<br />

and determination will take her<br />

far in the sport.<br />

“It’s going to be a career one<br />

day, but at the moment it’s<br />

(about) having fun.”<br />

After learning about disc golf<br />

through a friend, Sarah picked<br />

up a frisbee and discovered what<br />

the growing sport was all about.<br />

Not only is Sarah a top disc<br />

golf player, she is excelling in<br />

other sports.<br />

She won the Canterbury<br />

8-years girls discus and shot put<br />

championship in March, after<br />

weeks earlier breaking the Canterbury<br />

shot put record by 1.85m.<br />

Her father Paul has also developed<br />

a passion for the sport.<br />

“We found it was a fantastic<br />

game to play as a family and<br />

that’s why we went out and<br />

bought a starter pack so we could<br />

all go out and play together.”<br />

Her sporting prowess is not<br />

surprising.<br />

Paul was a top javelin thrower<br />

in the 1990s. He represented<br />

RECORD HOLDER: Sarah<br />

Wadsworth is heading<br />

to the United States for<br />

the disc golf junior world<br />

championships in July. As<br />

Sarah has progressed in the<br />

sport, her father Paul has also<br />

developed a passion for it.<br />

PHOTOS: EMILY O’HAGAN<br />

New Zealand, and was based<br />

in Europe for a while in a bid<br />

to qualify for the 1994 Commonwealth<br />

Games in Victoria,<br />

Canada. But an injury at a training<br />

camp in Germany dashed<br />

any hopes of qualifying for the<br />

games.<br />

“People say she (Sarah) is a<br />

chip off the old block. But she’s<br />

far ahead of the old block,” he<br />

laughed.<br />

Paul said it has taken a lot of<br />

passion and dedication to get<br />

Sarah to where she is today.<br />

“Trying to learn the actual<br />

idiosyncrasy of throwing one of<br />

these and getting the maximum<br />

distance or the best flight out of<br />

it and how the angles work and<br />

how the discs work, it’s been<br />

rapid. We’ve been going just over<br />

two years.”<br />

Sarah competed in the US last<br />

year and met some disc golf pros<br />

there, including current mentor<br />

and sponsor Kona Montgomery,<br />

a top-ranked professional and<br />

disc golf social media star.<br />

The Wadsworths had been<br />

approached by a number of potential<br />

sponsors, but Sarah said<br />

she connected with Kona.<br />

“Kona really hit us because<br />

she wanted to mentor me as a<br />

child, which I thought was just so<br />

unreal that I would have someone<br />

mentoring me and I would<br />

be going to world champs and<br />

maybe there’s a chance I could<br />

actually win.”<br />

However, getting to international<br />

events is expensive<br />

so Sarah’s family have set up a<br />

fundraising page at givealittle.<br />

co.nz/cause/world-juniors-<strong>2024</strong><br />

and are working on other fundraising<br />

ideas to help get her to<br />

Oklahoma in July.<br />

• Watch the video on<br />

Starnews.co.nz<br />

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

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All day until June<br />

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The Braintree Wellness Centre, 70<br />

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a series of inspiring talks, where<br />

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annual three-day book sale - books, jigsaws, DVDs, CDs and vinyl. Friday<br />

and Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-2pm. Eftpos preferred. Proceeds<br />

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Sensory Hour<br />

Monday 5-6pm<br />

Redwood Library<br />

Sensory Hour is aimed specifically<br />

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sensitivities, who may experience<br />

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library with lots of noise, lights<br />

and people. We will be turning<br />

off the artificial lighting and<br />

minimising the activities happening<br />

in the library. Library staff will be<br />

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JP Clinic<br />

Saturday, 10am-noon at<br />

Fendalton, Tuesday, 10am-1pm at<br />

Papanui, Wednesday, 10am-1pm<br />

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Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 3<br />

Award-winner inspired<br />

by quake experience<br />

THIRTEEN YEARS ago, Ben<br />

Exton was shovelling sand<br />

and liquefied silt out of his<br />

great-uncle’s garden – now he<br />

has become the first engineer<br />

outside of academia to win a<br />

prestigious EQC award.<br />

The former Riccarton High<br />

student received the Ivan Skinner<br />

Award at the New Zealand<br />

Society of Earthquake Engineering<br />

conference last week in recognition<br />

of his work to develop<br />

and commercialise cost-effective<br />

quake engineering solutions.<br />

“What I<br />

remember from<br />

the Canterbury<br />

earthquakes was<br />

the enormous<br />

damage, but also<br />

the incredible<br />

human impact,”<br />

said Exton, who<br />

was a year 12<br />

Ben Exton<br />

student when the February 22,<br />

2011, quake struck.<br />

“I particularly recall my greatuncle,<br />

who was a keen gardener,<br />

and his beloved garden was<br />

completely covered in sand and<br />

silt from liquefaction. Watching<br />

a stoic Kiwi bloke like him<br />

totally devastated and helpless<br />

against the effects of an earthquake<br />

made a huge impact on<br />

me.”<br />

Exton, 29, is now the chief<br />

executive and co-founder of<br />

Seismic Shift Ltd.<br />

He is the first engineer outside<br />

of academia to receive the<br />

award, which is funded by EQC<br />

Toka Tū Ake.<br />

“Receiving this award is really<br />

encouraging for me, but I hope<br />

also for others in the private<br />

sector seeking to make the<br />

world a better place through<br />

innovation.<br />

“It is important to test new<br />

ideas in the laboratory for<br />

scientific grounding, and then<br />

turn these ideas into real-life<br />

solutions that are cost-effective<br />

and fit the current building<br />

environment.”<br />

After finishing his degree at<br />

Canterbury University, Exton<br />

cut his engineering teeth at<br />

Structex and further expanded<br />

his skills at Building Revolutions<br />

Group and Maynard Marks,<br />

before co-founding his company<br />

with fellow engineer Geoff<br />

Banks.<br />

Exton’s wife Miki has an<br />

architectural background, and<br />

provides the perfect foil to<br />

explore new ideas.<br />

Seismic Shift Ltd is currently<br />

developing a low-cost base<br />

dissipation system for residential<br />

homes to prevent or minimise<br />

damage to buildings during an<br />

earthquake.<br />

“I had this picture forming in<br />

my head at 3am, so I sketched<br />

it and then decided to get the<br />

design printed in 3D. We didn’t<br />

have too much confidence in the<br />

sketch on paper, but when Miki<br />

and I put the 3D pieces together,<br />

it actually worked.”<br />

Fundraiser aims<br />

to fill beds at<br />

children’s centre<br />

CHOLMONDELEY Children’s<br />

Centre has turned to the<br />

Canterbury community to ask<br />

for help to fill the beds at its<br />

respite care facility.<br />

It has launched ‘Give a Good<br />

Nights Sleep’, a fundraising<br />

campaign with three of the<br />

centre’s beds installed throughout<br />

the city to help drive both<br />

awareness and donations.<br />

“We wanted to install something<br />

in the city that reminded<br />

the public about Cholmondeley’s<br />

role in the community and that<br />

every night for 50 weeks of the<br />

year there are tamariki in need<br />

being cared for by us,” said<br />

Cholmondeley Children’s Centre<br />

general manager, Toni Tinirau.<br />

Cholmondeley has 23 beds<br />

for children to stay in during<br />

times of family stress or crisis,<br />

but on average just 17 of these<br />

beds are filled due to financial<br />

limitations.<br />

“We work hard to provide<br />

a free safe haven for as many<br />

Canterbury tamariki as we can<br />

but we can’t do it alone, we need<br />

the community to come together<br />

and help us fill our beds,” Tinirau<br />

said.<br />

The ‘Give a Good Nights Sleep’<br />

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IN NEED: Cholmondeley<br />

Children’s Centre costs<br />

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with the majority of the<br />

funding coming from<br />

community donations.<br />

installed at Riverside Market,<br />

The Palms shopping centre and<br />

Ballantynes department store.<br />

“Every empty bed is a missed<br />

opportunity to support a child<br />

in need, if you can help us out<br />

at all please donate to give Canterbury<br />

tamariki a safe place to<br />

sleep,” Tinirau said.<br />

Cholmondeley is an independent<br />

charity and costs just<br />

under $3 million to run per year<br />

with 20 per cent of that met by<br />

Government funding and the<br />

remainder coming from the support<br />

of the community.<br />

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Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 5<br />

Shining a spotlight on buildings, culture<br />

THE ANNUAL festival of<br />

architectural excellence, Open<br />

Christchurch, returns on<br />

May 3-5 with a celebration<br />

of the city’s architecture and<br />

a combination of innovative<br />

and heritage buildings from<br />

the northwestern suburbs,<br />

spanning a range of uses, styles<br />

and ages.<br />

The festival, presented by Te<br />

Pūtahi Centre for Architecture<br />

and City Making, shines a spotlight<br />

on adaptive reuse and one<br />

of this year’s highlights is the<br />

fascinating Marian College.<br />

A chance for attendees to<br />

understand reuse at the scale<br />

of the building, this school is<br />

entirely housed in a converted<br />

supermarket distribution centre.<br />

The chapel, with its star-light<br />

ceiling based on the night sky<br />

of when the school first opened,<br />

is one of many features within<br />

the site.<br />

Open from 10am-2pm on<br />

Saturday, May 4, with talks<br />

from the architects and staff<br />

and a last entry at 1.30pm,<br />

festival organisers expect this to<br />

be popular and advise visitors<br />

should be prepared to queue.<br />

Other buildings in the area<br />

among the 50 open for exploration<br />

over the festival weekend<br />

include two historically important<br />

beauties at Rangi Ruru,<br />

open on Sunday, May 5, from<br />

12-3pm.<br />

St Andrew’s Church, a timber<br />

OPEN CHRISTCHURCH: Festival attendees will have the chance to view Marian College, top<br />

left, the Jim Wakefield Pavilion at Elmwood Park, top right, and Rangi Ruru’s St Andrew’s<br />

Church and Te Koraha.<br />

PHOTOS: SARAH ROWLANDS/DAVID HIGGINS/RANGI RURU<br />

Gothic Revival building moved<br />

from near the Christchurch<br />

hospital to rest at its current<br />

site, will be brought to life with<br />

a free bookable event at 2pm<br />

on Sunday – a talk from deputy<br />

principal Juliet Collins on its<br />

links to early settlers and an<br />

architecture tour with William<br />

Fulton, who will share details<br />

about its architectural significance<br />

and restoration.<br />

Te Koraha, now the school’s<br />

administrative centre, is also<br />

open for exploration from<br />

12-3pm on Sunday, offering a<br />

chance to experience a former<br />

way of life.<br />

Originally designed as a large<br />

home for early settlers, it was<br />

the setting for society gatherings.<br />

Former guests include<br />

Robert Falcon Scott and the<br />

Duke and Duchess of Cornwall<br />

– before becoming part of the<br />

school.<br />

Over at Elmwood Park and<br />

highlighting the importance of<br />

recreation to its community, the<br />

Jim Wakefield Pavilion is opening<br />

its doors on Sunday from<br />

10am-2pm. Attendees can explore<br />

this small but distinctive<br />

clubhouse, delve into cricket<br />

lore through memorabilia and<br />

chat to an expert on site.<br />

Colin McKean from Athfield<br />

Architects will be present to<br />

answer questions about this<br />

tent-like pavilion that floats<br />

above the green.<br />

Open Christchurch <strong>2024</strong><br />

features fifty buildings opening<br />

their doors for the public to<br />

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weekend, for free (apart from a<br />

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

Still feeling the buzz after years<br />

of service to amateur athletics<br />

Papanui Toc H life<br />

member Lawrence<br />

‘Buzz’ Jones is a<br />

great contributor to<br />

local athletics. Sports<br />

reporter Sam Coughlan<br />

caught up with him to<br />

discuss his time in the<br />

sport<br />

WORKING WITH one of New<br />

Zealand’s best athletics coaches<br />

was “bloody marvellous,” says<br />

Buzz.<br />

A talented sprinter across the<br />

100 and 2<strong>25</strong>-yard distances, in<br />

1956 Buzz was searching for<br />

something extra that would<br />

propel him into the reckoning<br />

for the 1958 Commonwealth<br />

Games in Wales.<br />

It came in the form of<br />

Valdemar ‘Valdy’ Briedis – a<br />

Latvian-born coach based in<br />

Christchurch.<br />

“I went and saw him in 1956<br />

and I said, ‘right, I want you to<br />

coach me and I’ll give you two<br />

years’,” Buzz said.<br />

The effect was immediate –<br />

Buzz was Canterbury champion<br />

in 1956, 1957 and 1958 across<br />

both sprinting disciplines.<br />

He said Briedis was a fantastic<br />

coach.<br />

“He was a hard guy, but he<br />

was a good coach. We used to<br />

go up to his place after a Sunday<br />

run up the Port Hills and come<br />

back and he’d make pancakes<br />

for us.<br />

“He sort of gave you the inspiration<br />

to actually perform a<br />

little bit better than you actually<br />

were. He boosted you up a wee<br />

bit and he brought the best out<br />

of his athletes, all the time.”<br />

The coaching had Buzz on the<br />

verge of Commonwealth Games<br />

selection – before a horrific<br />

injury struck.<br />

“Three weeks before the team<br />

was announced, I pulled two<br />

VETERAN: Buzz Jones has been with Toc H for more than 70 years, during which time he<br />

was a champion sprinter.<br />

PHOTO: SAM COUGHLAN<br />

hamstrings. Not one, bloody<br />

two of the bastards.<br />

“They told me, they reckon I<br />

went about eight feet in the air.<br />

They went like rubber bands.”<br />

COACH: Latvian born Valdemar “Valdy” Briedis played a major role in Buzz Jones’ training.<br />

A former president of Papanui<br />

Toc H, Buzz, who recently<br />

celebrated his 87th birthday,<br />

started doing athletics at high<br />

school before joining the Crichton<br />

Cobbers club at 15.<br />

He started working with Briedis<br />

when he was 19.<br />

He was already Buzz at that<br />

point – the nickname given to<br />

him as a child by his sister, after<br />

he would run around with his<br />

arms out pretending to be an<br />

airplane.<br />

In the 1960s, Buzz travelled<br />

to Melbourne to represent the<br />

Power House Athletic club.<br />

“It was the greatest time of my<br />

life,” he said.<br />

“I ran great times over there.<br />

I met bloody great athletes over<br />

there. I met some of the greatest<br />

athletic coaches in the world<br />

over there.”<br />

When Buzz returned to New<br />

Zealand and joined Toc H in<br />

1962, he organised annual<br />

meets between his two clubs –<br />

the events alternating between<br />

Melbourne and Christchurch<br />

each year, with the final one<br />

held in 1970.<br />

Buzz was an official at the<br />

1974 Commonwealth Games<br />

held at QEII stadium in<br />

Christchurch, in charge of the<br />

starting blocks for sprinters.<br />

He said they were the “greatest<br />

games in the world,” and he<br />

was disappointed the stadium<br />

was neglected after being damaged<br />

in the Christchurch earthquakes.<br />

“I thought personally they<br />

could have rebuilt it there. I<br />

honestly do.<br />

“Ngā Puna Wai, I don’t like<br />

it down there, it’s too bloody<br />

cold.”<br />

These days he helps with fundraising<br />

for the club – selling<br />

honey and running pub quizzes,<br />

as well as chipping in himself<br />

to help young athletes play and<br />

travel for the sport.<br />

“I do a life membership-type<br />

fund and we put in and help<br />

athletes who can’t afford to pay<br />

for their fees,” he said.<br />

“Also I give honey to the kids<br />

and we sell them for ten bucks<br />

a jar and they can make up to<br />

four dollars a jar.<br />

“So it’s good fundraising for<br />

them.”<br />

Each jar of honey has a thankyou<br />

note on the back – a token<br />

of appreciation for those willing<br />

to help out.<br />

Keeping young people, he<br />

says aged 16-23, in athletics,<br />

and helping others get into the<br />

sport, is one of the main aims<br />

for Buzz.<br />

“I can remember one day I<br />

went down to the club and we’ve<br />

got a shed there with all the<br />

equipment in.<br />

“There was a bunch of kids sitting<br />

there, and they had a bag<br />

beside them full of graffiti spray<br />

cans, so I knew, obviously, what<br />

was going to happen,” he said.<br />

“I went in and I grabbed a<br />

couple of javelins, and I brought<br />

them out, and I told them ‘have<br />

a throw’, and one of the little<br />

bastards could throw the bloody<br />

thing!<br />

“I said, ‘I want you here Tuesday<br />

night’. Bugger me, he turns<br />

up Tuesday night. And he ended<br />

up getting a placing in the Canterbury<br />

champs.<br />

“That gives you a bit of joy in<br />

yourself, a bit of satisfaction.”


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

ANZAC DAY<br />

THURSDAY APRIL <strong>25</strong>, <strong>2024</strong><br />

Remembering our Anzacs<br />

“The darkness, calm and chill of the early morning; the sound of<br />

the single tap of the drum of the parade; the emotionless faces<br />

of the catafalque guard, and the mournful notes of Last Post<br />

sounded by a lone bugler, combine to give a feeling of deep<br />

solemnity. It is the intensity of the symbolism which contributes<br />

to its powerful impact upon participants; indeed what underlies its<br />

popularity. In a country with few public rituals, the Dawn Service<br />

continues to provide a sense of occasion as a meaningful ritual of<br />

remembrance.”<br />

rsa.org.nz<br />

Every year Anzac Day is observed on <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> by communities<br />

throughout New Zealand and Australia to remember those who have<br />

served and those who lost their lives in war. The term ANZAC is the<br />

acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and was first<br />

used in World War 1. These groups of soldiers back then were known<br />

as ‘the Anzacs’.<br />

Anzac commemorations may consist of one or more ceremonies –<br />

one at dawn (timed to coincide with the initial landings at Gallipoli<br />

by Australian troops who were the first ashore) and/or one later<br />

in the morning. The ceremonies are rich in tradition and generally<br />

begin with a parade of returned servicemen and military personnel<br />

followed by cadets, youth groups and local dignitaries. War veterans,<br />

proudly sporting their medals lead the parade, which leads to a local<br />

cenotaph or memorial gate where the ceremony includes a service<br />

with hymns, laying of wreaths, dedications, prayers and the Last Post<br />

played on a bugle. Morning tea follows and allows people to share<br />

memories and catch up with friends and neighbours.<br />

Anzac Day was first observed by servicemen in 1916 to mark the<br />

anniversary of New Zealand and Australian soldiers landing on the<br />

Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. It soon became a day where all New<br />

Zealanders and Australians took time to remember the men and<br />

women who perished in the Great War. In 1921, Anzac Day became<br />

an official holiday and by 1922 it was declared a full public holiday<br />

where shops, banks and hotels remained closed for the day.<br />

Symbol of remembrance<br />

The red (or Flanders) poppy is a symbol of remembrance and hope<br />

all over the world and, in some countries, is worn on Armistice<br />

Day, however in New Zealand the red poppy is commonly worn<br />

on Anzac Day. The first Poppy Day appeal was on <strong>April</strong> 24 in 1922,<br />

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relieve suffering in war-ravaged northern France. A paper version<br />

of the poppy is now sold by the Royal New Zealand Returned<br />

Services Association on Poppy Day to raise awareness for Anzac<br />

Day and funds for returned soldiers and their families and local<br />

communities.<br />

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Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 11<br />

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YOU WON’T believe this<br />

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cheesecake is plant-based and it’s<br />

rather nutritious for a dessert.<br />

The base is a decadent blend<br />

of natural nuts and coconut and<br />

the filling gives you lusciously<br />

creamy cashews and coconut<br />

yoghurt bursting with the tart<br />

zing of fresh lemons (this one is<br />

good and lemony).<br />

It takes a little prep to soak the<br />

cashews, but I promise it’s well<br />

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dessert that everyone will enjoy<br />

whether they eat dairy or not.<br />

LEMON MOUSSE<br />

‘CHEESECAKE’<br />

Vegetarian and Vegan friendly<br />

Prep time: 45 minutes<br />

Serves 12<br />

Ingredients:<br />

Cheesecake base<br />

1 ½ cups Alison’s Pantry deluxe<br />

natural nuts<br />

1 cup Alison’s Pantry shredded<br />

coconut<br />

3/4 cup Alison’s Pantry<br />

wholegrain oats<br />

1/3 cup Alison’s Pantry sultanas<br />

Zest of 1 lemon, plus 2 tsp juice<br />

1 tbsp coconut oil<br />

1/4 tsp salt<br />

Cheesecake filling<br />

2 cups Alison’s Pantry natural<br />

cashews (pre-soaked, in water for<br />

at least 4 hours – or overnight in<br />

the fridge, then drained and well<br />

rinsed)<br />

1/2 cup lemon juice<br />

1/2cup coconut oil, melted<br />

1/2 cup caster sugar<br />

1 tsp pure vanilla extract<br />

3/4 tsp salt<br />

1 ¼ cups thick (Greek-style)<br />

coconut yoghurt<br />

Zest of 4 lemons<br />

1 x 400g can chickpeas<br />

Cheesecake topping<br />

Berries of your choice<br />

Method:<br />

• Line the base and sides of a<br />

23cm tin with baking paper.<br />

• Add the base ingredients to a<br />

food processor and whizz until<br />

you have a nice fine crumb –<br />

tilting the processor sometimes<br />

helps it blend better. It will<br />

probably need a good couple<br />

of minutes, process until the<br />

mixture gums a bit when you<br />

press it between your fingers.<br />

Tip out into the prepared tin and<br />

flatten into an even layer.<br />

• Add to the food processor<br />

prepared cashews, lemon juice,<br />

coconut oil, sugar, vanilla and<br />

salt. Whizz on high for a few<br />

minutes (scrape down the sides<br />

once or twice) until the mixture<br />

silky smooth – it may take a<br />

while. Scrape the mixture into a<br />

large mixing bowl.<br />

• Add the coconut yoghurt and<br />

lemon zest to the bowl, and fold<br />

to combine.<br />

• Drain the tin of chickpeas<br />

so the liquid (aquafaba) goes<br />

straight into another medium<br />

mixing bowl (keep the chickpeas<br />

to use in another recipe). Using<br />

an electric beater, beat on high<br />

for a good few minutes, until<br />

the mixture is super thick and<br />

voluminous, white and fluffy,<br />

and forms very stiff peaks. Add<br />

1/4 cup of the aquafaba fluff to<br />

the cashew mixture and fold<br />

with a spatula to aerate it. Then<br />

add about three-quarters of the<br />

remaining fluff and fold in to<br />

evenly combine (if you add the<br />

whole lot that’s fine, it will just be<br />

a very light cheesecake texture).<br />

• Scrape the lemon mixture into<br />

the tin on top of the base and<br />

smooth out. Cover tightly and<br />

freeze for 4-5 hours, or overnight.<br />

• To serve, remove from the<br />

freezer about half an hour<br />

beforehand. (If you need to wait<br />

longer than that you can put it in<br />

the fridge it will keep its shape<br />

perfectly). Pull off the paper<br />

and adorn the top with berries<br />

of your choice. Dust with icing<br />

sugar. Use a hot sharp knife to<br />

cut into slices.<br />

Chelsea’s helpful tips<br />

• You can freeze the cheesecake<br />

(unadorned) for up to a month<br />

– just make sure it’s in a tightly<br />

sealed container so it doesn’t<br />

taste like the freezer.<br />

• If you have a bullet/high speed<br />

blender, you can use this for the<br />

cashew mixture as it will give<br />

a silkier texture. You may need<br />

to do the mixture in two lots,<br />

though.<br />

• Once it’s been frozen, it will<br />

keep covered in the fridge for a<br />

few days. You don’t have to store<br />

it in the freezer.<br />

• If you can’t find fresh berries,<br />

some half-defrosted blueberries<br />

will work fine.<br />

– This recipe was created for<br />

Alison’s Pantry<br />

Sorry we’re in your way<br />

Expect delays in<br />

Bishopdale and Papanui<br />

We’re working on and around Harewood Road<br />

between <strong>25</strong> March and early May. We’re doing<br />

investigation work to plan our approach for<br />

future projects.<br />

Temporary traffic changes include:<br />

• Intersection closures<br />

• On street parking loss<br />

• Stop/go signals<br />

• Detours<br />

We know road works are disruptive for you. We’ll work<br />

hard to minimise the impacts and keep traffic flowing.<br />

Find out more<br />

ccc.govt.nz/bishopdale-works<br />

INF7012 <strong>April</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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

Ageing ASX off the pace in compact market<br />

NEARLY 15 years into its model<br />

life, and well past automotive<br />

retirement age, Mitsubishi’s ASX<br />

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The on-going popularity of this<br />

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long warranty and an enviable<br />

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smarter looking, more refined<br />

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About three years ago, the<br />

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Motoring with Bob Nettleton<br />

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The most obvious change was<br />

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Some constant variable transmission<br />

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CROSSWORD<br />

1 2 3 4 5 6<br />

7 8 9<br />

10 11<br />

12 13 14<br />

15 16 17<br />

18<br />

345<br />

SUDOKU<br />

Every row, column and box should<br />

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6<br />

A T N<br />

U P E<br />

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hare, hart, hat, hate, hater, hear, heart, heat, her,<br />

word. rare, rat, rate, RATHER, rear, ret, rhea, tar, tare, tea,<br />

tear, terra, the.<br />

Good <strong>25</strong> Very Good 30 Excellent 35<br />

19 20 21 22<br />

23 24<br />

<strong>25</strong> 26<br />

Across<br />

7. Negligent (8)<br />

9. Swarmed (6)<br />

10. Indication (4)<br />

11. Rotation (10)<br />

12. Piled (6)<br />

14. Rise and fall (8)<br />

15. Afraid (6)<br />

16. Destroyed (6)<br />

19. Improper (8)<br />

21. Stunk (6)<br />

23. Haphazard (3-3-4)<br />

24. Smack (4)<br />

<strong>25</strong>. Changes (6)<br />

26. Watchman (8)<br />

Decoder<br />

Down<br />

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2. University administrator (4)<br />

3. Resent (8)<br />

4. Impassive (6)<br />

5. Plague (10)<br />

6. Infatuated (8)<br />

8. Relish (6)<br />

13. Pacifist (10)<br />

15. Judicious (8)<br />

17. Rebellion (8)<br />

18. Song words (6)<br />

20. Unassuming (6)<br />

22. Tooth covering (6)<br />

24. Slender (4)<br />

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Revolution, 12. Heaped, 14.<br />

Undulate, 15. Scared, 16.<br />

Ruined, 19. Unseemly, 21.<br />

Reeked, 23. Hit-and-miss,<br />

24. Slap, <strong>25</strong>. Alters, 26.<br />

Sentinel.<br />

Down: 1. Canine, 2. Dean,<br />

3. Begrudge, 4. Stolid, 5.<br />

Pestilence, 6. Besotted, 8.<br />

Savour, 13. Peacemaker,<br />

15. Sensible, 17. Uprising,<br />

18. Lyrics, 20. Modest, 22.<br />

Enamel, 24. Slim.<br />

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Ant, ante, ape, apt, ate,<br />

aunt, eat, nap, nape, neap,<br />

neat, net, nut, pan, pane,<br />

pant, pat, pate, paten, pea,<br />

PEANUT, peat, pen, pet,<br />

pun, punt, put, tan, tap, tape,<br />

tau, taupe, tea, ten, tun,<br />

tuna, tune, tup, unapt<br />

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