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CHRISTCHURCH Boys’ High<br />

School will open their defence of<br />

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title in a rematch of last year’s<br />

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Boys’ High travel north to take<br />

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• Turn to page 5<br />

PLAYMAKER: A lot rests on the shoulders of experienced first-five Will Haig.<br />

PHOTO: DARRYN FINDLAY ​<br />

Youth Hub gets $300k boost from Rotary<br />

PROGRESS: A Youth Hub tour at Open Christchurch <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

PHOTO: PEANUT PRODUCTIONS<br />

STAGE ONE construction of<br />

the country’s first purpose-built<br />

youth hub has been boosted with<br />

a $300,000 donation from the<br />

Riccarton Rotary Youth Trust.<br />

Youth Hub Christchurch is<br />

under construction in at 109<br />

Salisbury St, with a focus on<br />

providing services young people<br />

need to improve and maintain<br />

their mental health.<br />

Construction of the $21 million<br />

stage one – which includes a<br />

supported housing wing with 23<br />

bedrooms, a wraparound services<br />

block for youth providers to work<br />

from and an outdoor activities<br />

courtyard – is expected to be<br />

completed in July.<br />

The Youth Hub Trust<br />

will then spend the rest<br />

of the year fitting out the<br />

facility before opening it<br />

progressively from late<br />

<strong>2024</strong>.<br />

Said Riccarton Rotary<br />

Youth Trust chair Murray<br />

Compton: “We’re<br />

delighted to be able to<br />

support the Youth Hub with<br />

this $300,000 donation. We have<br />

never previously given a single<br />

grant of this magnitude, but we<br />

believe the objectives of the<br />

Youth Hub closely align to<br />

those of our trust.<br />

“The youth trust has been<br />

operating for more than<br />

30 years and has provided<br />

more than $3 million in<br />

support of youth. We look<br />

forward to being part of<br />

Murray<br />

Compton<br />

this exciting project that<br />

will benefit all young people<br />

in our region.” • Turn to page 5


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Thursday <strong>May</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 3<br />

Nature challenge reveals web of biodiversity<br />

DR FRANK Ashwood plunged<br />

his hands into a compost pile and<br />

scattered the decaying material<br />

onto a sheet, then waited and saw<br />

movement.<br />

His prey led him on a merry<br />

chase around the small community<br />

garden plot at Canterbury<br />

University campus.<br />

But the soil biologist managed<br />

to corner the invertebrate and<br />

collect his prize – a macro-photo<br />

of Maratus griseus, a white-banded<br />

house jumper posing for the<br />

camera.<br />

Those are the lengths scientists,<br />

citizen scientists and city council<br />

rangers went<br />

to as they catalogued<br />

as much<br />

biodiversity as<br />

possible from all<br />

corners of Greater<br />

Christchurch<br />

during the City<br />

Nature Challenge<br />

from April 26-29.<br />

The challenge<br />

Frank<br />

Ashwood<br />

encouraged people to head out<br />

into nature and capture photos<br />

of plants, animals and fungi then<br />

log them on the iNaturalist app.<br />

Christchurch made the most<br />

observations of any city in<br />

Oceania with more than 20,000<br />

registered during the challenge.<br />

A prizegiving held last week<br />

saw Ashwood take home the<br />

“most inspiring invertebrate”<br />

award.<br />

Christchurch City Nature Challenge<br />

organiser, entomologist Dr<br />

ACC, WINZ quotes, Southern Cross Easy-claim<br />

CREEPY CRAWLY: A macro-photo of Maratus griseus, a white-banded house jumper<br />

captured by Dr Frank Ashwood.<br />

Rob Cruickshank said Ashwood<br />

was selected for his impressive<br />

collection of invertebrate records,<br />

including three mite species never<br />

recorded on iNaturalist before,<br />

anywhere in the world.<br />

“Taken together, these observations<br />

will add significantly to our<br />

knowledge of the mite fauna of<br />

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Christchurch City<br />

Nature Challenge<br />

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Christchurch placed 26<br />

out of 690 cities, beating<br />

Los Angeles, Melbourne<br />

and Wellington.<br />

• 20,133 observations<br />

• 2307 species<br />

• 421 identifiers<br />

• 349 observers<br />

Almost 4000 different<br />

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in Christchurch over the<br />

six years the challenge<br />

has been held here.<br />

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“There was a focus on the<br />

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people coming out and logging<br />

the biodiversity throughout the<br />

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“The most unwanted find of<br />

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Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor<br />

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“It was especially great to see<br />

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and take a closer look at what’s<br />

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Thursday <strong>May</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Caring for the biggest mother of all<br />

A MAMMOTH effort was<br />

undertaken over the weekend to<br />

remove rubbish from the Avon-<br />

Heathcote Estuary and Lyttelton<br />

Harbour.<br />

More than 50 groups took part<br />

in the Mother of All Clean Ups,<br />

held annually on the Saturday<br />

before Mother’s Day.<br />

From 10am to noon, volunteers<br />

from schools, community groups<br />

and workplaces were busy<br />

chatting and picking up litter.<br />

The final weigh in was 2.06<br />

tons. Last year it was 2.37 tons.<br />

Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai<br />

Trust manager Tanya Jenkins<br />

said the decrease showed an<br />

improvement in the amount<br />

of litter around Christchurch<br />

waterways.<br />

TEAM-BUILDING: Mitre10 Ferrymead staff after a successful collection at<br />

the estuary. ​<br />

Scooping up the hard-to-reach litter near<br />

the estuary.<br />

DE-LITTERING: Forty bags of rubbish were filled along Humphries Dr in Ferrymead (above left), while<br />

McCormacks Bay volunteers collected four bags of rubbish along the water’s edge.<br />

Estuary Trust members Findlay Laird and<br />

Lesley Bolton-Ritchie picking up rubbish<br />

with Environment Canterbury councillor<br />

Genevieve Robinson.


Thursday <strong>May</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 5<br />

Experienced players<br />

to steer young side<br />

• From page 1<br />

With an influx of new faces –<br />

just eight players remain from<br />

last season’s squad – Drury said<br />

the side will rely on those with<br />

more experience to lead the<br />

team.<br />

In particular, third-year players<br />

Will Haig, Finn McLeod and<br />

James Moore.<br />

“Normally there will be a<br />

single person that has played two<br />

years previously, but to have the<br />

three third-year players this year<br />

does give a lot of experience,”<br />

said Drury.<br />

“Having those boys in the<br />

team with that experience,<br />

leading the other lads, will be<br />

important.”<br />

Drury said a lot rests on the<br />

shoulders of Haig, a talented<br />

first-five-eighth who has<br />

represented Canterbury in touch<br />

and was in the Crusaders junior<br />

camp last year.<br />

“He’s vastly experienced, one<br />

of our third-year players.<br />

“We’re expecting a lot from<br />

him to steer the team around the<br />

park.”<br />

Drury highlighted a few new<br />

players to keep an eye on.<br />

“Jonty Leary, he’s our blindside<br />

flanker, he’s come up from the<br />

under-15s last year.<br />

TALENT: Wing Cam Jones is one to watch for Boys’ High.<br />

PHOTO: DARRYN FINDLAY<br />

“And coming up from the<br />

second XV, wingers Cam Jones<br />

and Hanroux Wessels are<br />

very exciting.”<br />

Boys’ High play Nelson at<br />

11am on Saturday.<br />

Miles Toyota Premiership round 1<br />

Shirley BHS v Marlborough BC, 10.30am Fri, SBHS<br />

Selwyn Combined v St Thomas, 6pm Fri, Darfield<br />

Domain<br />

Nelson College v Christchurch BHS, 11am Sat, Nelson<br />

College<br />

Timaru BHS v Christ’s College, 1pm Sat, TBHS<br />

St Andrew’s v St Bede’s, 2.45pm Sat, STAC<br />

PHOTO: PEANUT PRODUCTIONS<br />

Youth Hub thrilled<br />

with big donation<br />

• From page 1<br />

Youth Hub trust chair Dame<br />

Sue Bagshaw is thrilled with the<br />

donation.<br />

“This project would simply<br />

not be possible without donors<br />

like the Riccarton<br />

Rotary Youth Trust<br />

believing in what we’re<br />

trying to build for our<br />

city’s young people,”<br />

she said.<br />

“Youth Hub<br />

Christchurch will help<br />

all Christchurch youth,<br />

especially those who<br />

have had a rough start<br />

in life, break the intergenerational<br />

cycle of adversity and give<br />

them the skills, support and<br />

confidence they need to meet<br />

their potential.”<br />

More than 8000 young people<br />

between 10 and 24 are expected<br />

Sue<br />

Bagshaw<br />

to walk through the hub’s doors<br />

annually. The Rotary donation<br />

will go towards furniture and<br />

equipment purchases for the<br />

project and the large meeting<br />

room in the youth services<br />

block will be named in<br />

recognition of their generosity.<br />

The Youth Hub Trust<br />

continues to fundraise to<br />

fitout the facility, as well<br />

as for stage two which includes<br />

an apartment block<br />

with five apartments each<br />

with two-three bedrooms,<br />

and communal spaces for<br />

training, education, creativity,<br />

music, performance and events.<br />

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Thursday <strong>May</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2024</strong>


Thursday <strong>May</strong> <strong>16</strong> <strong>2024</strong> 7<br />

Deliciously nutty<br />

delights to perk<br />

up your autumn<br />

If the shorter days and<br />

cooler nights are urging you<br />

to turn on the oven, try these<br />

Nigel Slater recipes making<br />

use of crunchy nuts for added<br />

texture and flavour<br />

Pistachio and lemon cake<br />

Serves 8-10<br />

Ingredients<br />

250g butter<br />

250g caster sugar<br />

100g shelled pistachios<br />

1 lemon<br />

3 eggs<br />

100g ground almonds<br />

1 tsp rosewater<br />

75g plain flour<br />

To decorate<br />

150g icing sugar<br />

2 Tbsp lemon juice<br />

2 Tbsp, chopped pistachios<br />

2 Tbsp crushed crystalised rose petals<br />

A few dried roses (optional)<br />

Method<br />

• Preheat the oven to 150°C fan. Line a<br />

20cm loose-bottomed cake tin with baking<br />

parchment.<br />

• Cream the butter and sugar in a food<br />

mixer until very light and fluffy.<br />

• Process the pistachios to coarse<br />

crumbs using a food processor (you can<br />

chop them by hand if you like). Finely<br />

grate the zest of the lemon.<br />

• Break the eggs into a small bowl.<br />

Beat them with a fork, then add to the<br />

butter and sugar a little at a time with the<br />

mixer still beating. If there is any sign of<br />

curdling, add a little of the flour. Add the<br />

pistachios, ground almonds, lemon zest<br />

and rosewater. Lastly, mix in the flour.<br />

• Transfer the batter into the cake tin,<br />

then bake in the preheated oven for about<br />

45-50 minutes until springy to the touch.<br />

Remove from the oven, leave to settle for<br />

5 minutes then, using a palette knife, ease<br />

the cake from its tin and place on a cooling<br />

rack.<br />

• To make the icing, sieve the icing<br />

sugar into a bowl, stir in the lemon juice<br />

until you have an icing thick enough to<br />

cover the cake and drip down the sides.<br />

Spoon the icing over the cake then scatter<br />

with the pistachios and crystalised<br />

rose petals and, if you wish, a few dried<br />

rosebuds.<br />

Green olive, thyme and pine nut<br />

buns<br />

Makes 9<br />

Ingredients<br />

500g plain flour<br />

1½ tsp fast-acting yeast<br />

½ tsp sea salt<br />

200g natural yoghurt<br />

3 Tbsp olive oil<br />

100ml warm water<br />

250g green olives, stoned<br />

5 bushy sprigs thyme<br />

3 Tbsp pine nuts<br />

To finish<br />

2 Tbsp olive oil<br />

2 Tbsp, chopped thyme leaves, plus a few<br />

whole sprigs<br />

2 Tbsp pine nuts<br />

Method<br />

• You will need a deep-sided baking tin<br />

measuring 20cm x 20cm with a piece of<br />

baking parchment.<br />

• In a large, warm mixing bowl, mix<br />

the flour, yeast and salt. Put the yoghurt<br />

in a jug, whisk briefly to break it up, pour<br />

in the olive oil and the warm water, and<br />

stir well.<br />

• Combine the yoghurt mixture with<br />

the flour and yeast using your hands or a<br />

wooden spoon. You should end up with a<br />

somewhat sticky dough.<br />

• Roughly chop the olives. Chop the<br />

thyme leaves and add to the olives. In a<br />

dry pan, toast the pine nuts until golden.<br />

(Keep a close watch on them as they start<br />

slowly then burn rather quickly.)<br />

• If you are making the dough by hand,<br />

tip on to a floured board and knead the<br />

olives, thyme and pine nuts into it. If<br />

you prefer, use a food mixer fitted with a<br />

dough hook.<br />

• Continue kneading for a couple of<br />

minutes, adding a little more flour to stop<br />

the dough sticking if necessary, then put<br />

it back in its bowl, cover with a clean,<br />

warm cloth and put it in a warm place.<br />

Leave the dough in peace until it has<br />

risen to almost twice its original size.<br />

• Cut it into 6-8 equal pieces (depending<br />

on how large you like your buns),<br />

then shape each one into a round. Place<br />

them in the baking tin, one in the middle<br />

and the rest round the edge, then return<br />

to the warm place, cover with the cloth<br />

and leave for about 30 minutes, until<br />

nicely risen and nudging one another.<br />

• To finish, mix together the olive oil,<br />

chopped thyme leaves and pine nuts.<br />

• Set the oven at 210°C fan. Bake the<br />

buns for about 20 minutes, until well<br />

risen and lightly golden brown.<br />

• Spoon the pine-nut mixture over<br />

the buns and return to the oven for five<br />

minutes.<br />

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8<br />

9 10<br />

348<br />

SUDOKU<br />

Every row, column and box should<br />

contain the digits 1 to 9.<br />

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248<br />

6<br />

C A E<br />

N L G<br />

11 12<br />

13 14 15 <strong>16</strong> 17<br />

18 19 20<br />

many words of three or more letters,<br />

How including many plurals, words can you of make three from or the more six<br />

letters, using each letter only once? No foreign<br />

words or words beginning with a capital are<br />

from<br />

allowed.<br />

the<br />

There's<br />

six letters,<br />

at least one<br />

using<br />

six-letter<br />

each<br />

word.<br />

only<br />

once?<br />

TODAY<br />

Good 20 Very Good 25 Excellent 30<br />

Solution 247: doe, dole, eld, elf, fed, fled, floe, foe,<br />

fold, FOLDER, for, ford, fore, fro, led, lode, lord, lore,<br />

word.<br />

ode, old, older, ore, red, redo, ref, rod, rode, roe,<br />

role.<br />

letters, including plurals, can you make<br />

No words beginning with a capital are<br />

allowed. There’s at least one six-letter<br />

Good 20 Very Good 25 Excellent 30<br />

21 22 23 24<br />

25 26<br />

27 28<br />

Across<br />

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5. Fragrant spring flower (7)<br />

9. In a state of excited movement (5)<br />

10. Cuttings album (9)<br />

11. Keep trying (9)<br />

12. Consumed (5)<br />

13. South American animal (5)<br />

15. Idle or frivolous action (9)<br />

18. Elated (9)<br />

19. Friends (5)<br />

21. Simple (5)<br />

23. Duplicity (9)<br />

25. A lengthy rebuke (7-2)<br />

26. Grab (5)<br />

27. Old and unsteady (7)<br />

28. Odd (7)<br />

Down<br />

1. Surgical blade (7)<br />

2. Take turns (9)<br />

3. Spooky (5)<br />

4. 24 hours ago (9)<br />

5. Ludicrous situation (5)<br />

6. Polite term (9)<br />

7. Breath of contempt (5)<br />

8. Suspiciously (7)<br />

14. Describing word (9)<br />

<strong>16</strong>. Preposterous (9)<br />

17. Sustenance (9)<br />

18. Circled around (7)<br />

20. Open and honest (7)<br />

22. Firm (5)<br />

23. Shabby or untidy (colloq) (5)<br />

24. Puzzling question (5)<br />

Crossword<br />

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Freesia, 9. Astir, 10.<br />

Scrapbook, 11. Persevere,<br />

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Dalliance, 18. Overjoyed,<br />

19. Mates, 21. Basic, 23.<br />

Deception, 25. Talking-to,<br />

26. Seize, 27. Doddery, 28.<br />

Strange.<br />

Down: 1. Scalpel, 2. a, 3.<br />

Eerie, 4. Yesterday, 5. Farce,<br />

6. Euphemism, 7. Snort, 8.<br />

Askance, 14. Adjective, <strong>16</strong>.<br />

Ludicrous, 17. Nutrition, 18.<br />

Orbited, 20. Sincere, 22.<br />

Solid, 23. Daggy, 24. Poser.<br />

WordBuilder<br />

ace, acne, age, ale, alec,<br />

angel, angle, cage, can,<br />

cane, clan, clang, clean,<br />

cleg, elan, gal, gale, gean,<br />

gel, gen, GLANCE, glean,<br />

glen, lac, lace, lag, lance,<br />

lane, lea, lean, leg, nag.<br />

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Each number represents a different letter of the alphabet. Write the<br />

given letters into all squares with matching numbers. Now work out<br />

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Decoder<br />

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