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

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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 Dallington<br />

will take part in the<br />

under-10s competition in Tulsa,<br />

Oklahoma, where she will be the<br />

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 />

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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 />

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Next Door Neighbours<br />

All day until Tuesday<br />

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Catch the last week of the exhibition<br />

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watercolours and painting landscapes<br />

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Not Just Cards<br />

Monday 2-4pm<br />

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Charity Pub Quiz<br />

May 1, 6-9pm<br />

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JP Clinic<br />

Tuesdays, 10am-1pm<br />

South Library<br />

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Takahe to Town Hikoe, Sunday, 9.45am-2pm, Sign of the Takahe.<br />

Explore our city’s urban biodiversity with iNaturalist superstar and<br />

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Wā Pēpi: Babytimes<br />

Thursday, 11-11.30<br />

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Meet others in the community<br />

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All whānau and caregivers<br />

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Wednesday, 1-3pm<br />

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Thursdays, 1.30-3.30pm<br />

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

Big splash at Matatiki centre<br />

• By Geoff Sloan<br />

MAYOR PHIL Mauger and<br />

Hornby city councillor Mark<br />

Peters made a big splash at<br />

the Matatiki Hornby Centre<br />

opening.<br />

The new 4000m² library,<br />

customer services, recreation<br />

and sport centre on Smarts Rd<br />

was officially opened on Friday.<br />

Despite its initial $34 million<br />

budget blowing out to about<br />

$46.9 million, Mauger said it<br />

was an exciting milestone to<br />

cut the ribbon – and take an<br />

impromptu dip in the pool.<br />

After the ceremony, Mauger<br />

and Peters decided to mark<br />

the occasion by diving into the<br />

main indoor pool fully clothed.<br />

“With over 12,000 new<br />

homes expected in Hornby and<br />

surrounding areas by 2044,<br />

I’m confident Matatiki will be<br />

well used and come to be well<br />

loved over the coming decades,”<br />

Mauger said.<br />

The complex includes a cafe,<br />

creative activities room, meeting<br />

rooms, outdoor courtyard<br />

and a stage.<br />

The indoor pool hall has a<br />

large lane pool, learn-to-swim<br />

pool, family spa, and a toddlers’<br />

wet play area. It has been a long<br />

wait for residents in the area<br />

who have gone without a facility<br />

like it since the Sockburn outdoor<br />

pool was closed in 2006.<br />

A hydrotherapy pool was<br />

added to the complex late in the<br />

design phase following pressure<br />

from the community.<br />

The council agreed to put in<br />

$2.5 million, while the Hornby<br />

Rotary Club and the Greater<br />

Hornby Residents’ Association<br />

raised the remaining $1.4<br />

million.<br />

Peters predicts the<br />

hydrotherapy pool will be one of<br />

the most popular attractions.<br />

“(It’s the) best thing for<br />

Hornby and it’s going to be<br />

great for Christchurch. This will<br />

bring them from far and wide to<br />

come and enjoy this wonderful<br />

pool,” Peters said.<br />

The opening also marked a<br />

new chapter for the Hornby<br />

Library, which recently left its<br />

old home for the past 50 years<br />

on Goulding Ave and moved<br />

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

Board signs off on new<br />

Māori immersion school<br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

A LINWOOD-based Māori<br />

immersion school is a step closer<br />

to establishing a second site in<br />

Diamond Harbour.<br />

Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks<br />

Peninsula Community Board<br />

voted on Monday to recommend<br />

the sale of a section of city council<br />

land to the school’s backers Nōku<br />

Te Ao Charitable Trust.<br />

The board also recommended a<br />

fire station be built on the 39.02ha<br />

section at 27 Hunters Rd and 42<br />

Whero Ave. It would replace the<br />

Diamond Harbour Volunteer Fire<br />

Brigade old station which is no<br />

longer fit for purpose.<br />

The city council will now consider<br />

the land sales, with the date<br />

still to be determined.<br />

All board members voted in favour<br />

of the proposal except Luana<br />

Swindells who abstained due to a<br />

conflict of interest.<br />

The board will ask the city<br />

council to help address the<br />

community’s traffic concerns<br />

when considering the land sale.<br />

The board also recommended<br />

the site’s entry should not impact<br />

the existing street layout or alter<br />

existing streets.<br />

“It was really good. It was great<br />

to hear from the community and<br />

hear the legitimate concerns,”<br />

said Lyttelton board member<br />

GROWTH: Te Pā o Rākaihautū, currently based at this site in<br />

Linwood, has been approved to purchase land in Diamond<br />

Harbour for a second campus.<br />

PHOTO: NEWSLINE<br />

Cathy Lum-Webb.<br />

The board<br />

heard from the<br />

school, Te Pā<br />

o Rākaihautū,<br />

and Ministry<br />

of Education<br />

representatives.<br />

Members of the<br />

public also spoke<br />

at the board<br />

Cathy<br />

Lum-Webb<br />

meeting with submissions for and<br />

against the planned school split.<br />

Some cited the importance of<br />

recognising Māori culture, while<br />

others spoke of traffic concerns<br />

for students travelling into<br />

Diamond Harbour.<br />

Ministry head of property Sam<br />

Fowler said the Government<br />

understood the community’s<br />

concerns over the potential<br />

for congestion on the roads<br />

around the site and coming<br />

into Diamond Harbour. But he<br />

reassured them any traffic issues<br />

will be solved.<br />

The results of a city council<br />

survey show Diamond Harbour<br />

residents are in favour of<br />

building a new fire station but<br />

split on the school.<br />

The survey, under taken in<br />

February, found 50.9 per cent<br />

of respondents from Diamond<br />

Harbour were opposed to the<br />

school being built, 34.9 per cent<br />

were fully in favour, 8.9 per cent<br />

were somewhat in favour, and 5.3<br />

per cent were not sure.<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 for<br />

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

care facility.<br />

It has launched ‘Give a Good<br />

Nights Sleep’, a fundraising campaign<br />

with three of the centre’s<br />

beds installed throughout the city<br />

to help drive both awareness and<br />

donations.<br />

“We wanted to install something<br />

in the city that reminded the<br />

public about Cholmondeley’s role<br />

in the community and that every<br />

night for 50 weeks of the year<br />

there are tamariki in need being<br />

cared for by us,” said Cholmondeley<br />

Children’s Centre general<br />

manager, Toni Tinirau.<br />

Cholmondeley has 23 beds for<br />

children to stay in during times of<br />

family stress or crisis, but on average<br />

just 17 of these beds are filled<br />

due to financial limitations.<br />

“We work hard to provide a free<br />

safe haven for as many Canterbury<br />

tamariki as we can but we<br />

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

to come together and help<br />

us fill our beds,” Tinirau said.<br />

The ‘Give a Good Nights Sleep’<br />

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IN NEED: Cholmondeley<br />

Children’s Centre costs<br />

about $3m a year to run,<br />

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community donations.<br />

Palms shopping centre and Ballantynes<br />

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“Every empty bed is a missed<br />

opportunity to support a child in<br />

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

please donate to give Canterbury<br />

tamariki a safe place to sleep,”<br />

Tinirau said.<br />

Cholmondeley is an independent<br />

charity and costs just under<br />

$3 million to run per year with 20<br />

per cent of that met by Government<br />

funding and the remainder<br />

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Thursday <strong>April</strong> <strong>25</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 5<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 Sydenham resident received<br />

the Ivan Skinner Award<br />

at the New Zealand Society of<br />

Earthquake Engineering conference<br />

last week in recognition of<br />

his work to develop and commercialise<br />

cost-effective quake<br />

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,<br />

who was a year<br />

Ben Exton<br />

12 student at Riccarton High<br />

School 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 sector<br />

seeking to make the world a<br />

better place through 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 explore<br />

new ideas.<br />

Seismic Shift Ltd is currently<br />

developing a low-cost base dissipation<br />

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 />

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Oceania success<br />

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OCEANSIDE Jiu-Jitsu have<br />

become the first Christchurch<br />

or South Island-based jiu-jitsu<br />

school to place in the top three at a<br />

national or Oceania competition.<br />

Oceanside, based in Sydenham,<br />

placed third overall at the Oceania<br />

open jiu-jitsu championships, held<br />

in Auckland across two days – the<br />

first time the event has been held<br />

in four years, due to Covid.<br />

They managed top spot in the<br />

No-Gi discipline – which coach<br />

Hayden Smith said the school<br />

specialises in.<br />

Kris Carson, a co-founder of<br />

Oceanside, won all of his matches<br />

across his weight division as<br />

well as the open divisions, and<br />

returned with four gold medals.<br />

Smith said the result was an<br />

“incredible achievement”.<br />

UNBEATEN: Oceanside<br />

co-founder Kris Carson<br />

won four gold medals at<br />

the Oceania open jiu-jitsu<br />

championship after winning<br />

every match.<br />

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

Architectural festival shining a<br />

spotlight on buildings, culture<br />

THE ANNUAL festival of<br />

architectural excellence, Open<br />

Christchurch, returns on May<br />

3-5, with a rich and diverse<br />

range of buildings open for the<br />

public to explore in the southern<br />

suburbs.<br />

The festival, presented by Te<br />

Pūtahi Centre for Architecture<br />

and City Making, explores<br />

residential architecture and<br />

cultural hubs in the city’s south<br />

through a range of ages, uses<br />

and types of buildings. Of the<br />

50 open as part of the festival,<br />

five buildings are situated in the<br />

south, as are two of the designed<br />

landscapes.<br />

One of the oldest buildings in<br />

the programme, Risingholme<br />

Homestead, completed in 1864,<br />

is open for exploration via<br />

bookable hosted tours, while<br />

the adjacent Risingholme Hall,<br />

an early post-war modernist<br />

building that has a long history<br />

as a performing arts space, offers<br />

the chance to see a basically<br />

untouched Pascoe and Hall<br />

timber construction.<br />

Architectural historian Robyn<br />

Peers will be on-site to share its<br />

rich history, including as the<br />

birthplace of the Court Theatre.<br />

Both of these Opawa sites are<br />

open on Saturday, May 4 from<br />

10am-4pm.<br />

Free, bookable architecture<br />

tours are on offer at St Mark’s<br />

Anglican Church Opawa with<br />

Stephen Crooks on Saturday,<br />

May 4 at 10.30am and 11.30am<br />

for those who want to delve<br />

deeper into this melding of old<br />

and new forms and learn more<br />

about the contemporary use<br />

of materials in the old church,<br />

which was faithfully and<br />

patiently repaired and upgraded.<br />

Those looking for something<br />

for the whole family should<br />

head to Washington Reserve<br />

Skatepark, featured as a designed<br />

landscape in this year’s<br />

programme.<br />

One of Christchurch’s bestused<br />

parks will be in full swing<br />

on Saturday, May 4 from 11am-<br />

OPEN CHRISTCHURCH: Risingholme Homestead and Ngaio Marsh House, above right, will<br />

be open to the public during the festival.<br />

PHOTOS: RISINGHOLME LEARNING/NGAIO MARSH TRUST<br />

OLD AND NEW: The Open Christchurch festival brings a chance to explore the history of St<br />

Mark’s Anglican Church in Opawa and learn about the Washington Reserve skatepark.<br />

PHOTOS: SARAH ROWLANDS/DENNIS RADERMACHER<br />

1.30pm, at A Creative Skate.<br />

With exhibitions from all<br />

levels of skaters, mini-challenges<br />

for local skaters and the public,<br />

a ‘big bowl’ competition, music,<br />

stories about its history, and<br />

stations for decorating and<br />

repairing your board, there’s<br />

something for everyone.<br />

For those wanting to find out<br />

more about the design and use<br />

of the skatepark, book in for a<br />

free talk and tour at 11.30am.<br />

The history of conservation<br />

and recreation in Cashmere is<br />

captured through the special<br />

focus on the Summit Signs.<br />

Signs of the Bellbird, Kiwi and<br />

Takahe were all part of Harry<br />

Ell’s Summit Rd vision – these<br />

rest houses were built to support<br />

recreational use of the hills and<br />

conservation of the remnant<br />

bush.<br />

The Summit Hill Society<br />

will be serving up great views<br />

and a series of talks at the<br />

John Jameson Lookout (free,<br />

bookings essential), which<br />

covers this history and the<br />

weaving of Ngāti Wheke<br />

narratives into the space.<br />

Finally, the residential<br />

properties in southern suburbs<br />

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The modernist treasures<br />

Lucking House and the Jones<br />

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culturally important Ngaio<br />

Marsh House, are all fully<br />

booked. Thankfully 34 out of<br />

the 50 buildings do not require<br />

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turn up on the day.<br />

Open Christchurch features<br />

fifty buildings throwing open<br />

their doors for the public to<br />

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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 />

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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 />

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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 />

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where funds from the sales of small and large silk poppies helped<br />

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 />

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communities.<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 />

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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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SUV rivals. The company does<br />

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About three years ago, the<br />

ASX underwent one the biggest<br />

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The most obvious change was<br />

a more modern and aggressive<br />

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You can get behind the wheel<br />

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generously equipped XLS retails<br />

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$35,995.<br />

Power, and not a whole lot, is<br />

provided by a basic non-turbo<br />

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still as honest and earnest as ever.<br />

Throttle response is meek<br />

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the 4000rpm mark when the<br />

Ratings out of 10: Performance 6; Handling 6 Build Quality<br />

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motor feels more convincing and<br />

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However, this belated burst<br />

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4200rpm. It should be on the<br />

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make a meaningful performance<br />

contribution.<br />

Some constant variable transmission<br />

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While far from perfect, it’s<br />

perfectly adequate in a pricedriven<br />

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Passenger space is okay by<br />

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rear headroom isn’t great for taller<br />

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cargo space is modest and isn’t<br />

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The 8-inch smartphone link<br />

display audio system offers<br />

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Apple Carplay and Android Auto<br />

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are leather-trimmed seats, rainsensing<br />

wipers and dusk sensing<br />

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driver’s knee, passenger, side and<br />

curtain), hill start assist, electronic<br />

brake-force distribution, active<br />

traction control, active stability<br />

control and multi-mode anti-lock<br />

braking system.<br />

A proven fully-independent<br />

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rather than rewarding handling<br />

experience, and its effort to<br />

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under hard cornering ups the<br />

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The steering is light, and<br />

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grip and road holding that would<br />

lift the vehicle out of the fair to<br />

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Across<br />

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