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Thursday, <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong>, <strong>2024</strong> | Christchurch’s best read and largest circulating newspaper<br />

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ROBBIE TIMO is at an age<br />

where he should be relaxing<br />

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Timo will notch up a unique<br />

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But how many actual open<br />

grade games Timo has played is<br />

unknown.<br />

Before joining Sumner in<br />

1994, he played senior rugby<br />

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However, age is catching up<br />

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• By Laine Priestley<br />

DAVID BAIN is believed to be<br />

living in the Waikato on a $1.27<br />

million lifestyle block with his<br />

family.<br />

Bain, who has changed his<br />

name by deed poll to William<br />

David Cullen Davies, had been<br />

living in Christchurch before<br />

reportedly moving to Australia in<br />

2017 with his wife Liz Davies and<br />

their children.<br />

Bain was acquitted in 2009 of<br />

the murder of his family in Dunedin<br />

in 1994 after years of legal<br />

battles to overturn the original<br />

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A neighbour told the Otago<br />

Daily Times Bain had been living<br />

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him for “a few years now”.<br />

“I was working with him . . .<br />

about a year or so ago.”<br />

Liz Davies is listed as a teacher<br />

at a primary school in the Cambridge<br />

area and residents spoken<br />

to by the ODT said the family<br />

had been rumoured for years to<br />

be living on the outskirts of the<br />

Waikato town.<br />

David Bain was found guilty<br />

of the murder of his five family<br />

members – Robin, 58, Margaret,<br />

50, Arawa, 19, Laniet, 18, and<br />

Stephen, 14 – in May 1995 and<br />

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Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

EVENT HIRE and <strong>The</strong><br />

Canterbury A&P Association<br />

have reached an agreement on<br />

planning arrangements for<br />

November’s Show Week.<br />

Event Hire will now run a new<br />

public event called “<strong>The</strong> Christchurch<br />

Show”.<br />

Held over Thursday, Friday<br />

and Saturday of show week, it<br />

will incorporate many traditional<br />

elements including stall holders,<br />

food vendors, competitions and<br />

amusement rides. Further detail<br />

will be released in coming weeks.<br />

From Wednesday to Friday, the<br />

A&P Association will continue to<br />

run some of its traditional animal<br />

competitions and events with a<br />

major focus planned on the City<br />

Farmyard for children. <strong>The</strong>se<br />

events will run separately to the<br />

“Christchurch Show” event.<br />

“We regret that with nil<br />

• By Isabella Adams<br />

DESPITE BEING 22km behind<br />

schedule, Emma Timmis is<br />

confident she’ll make up that<br />

distance to take her fourth<br />

Guinness World Record.<br />

Timmis is halfway through her<br />

attempt at breaking the record<br />

for the greatest distance on a<br />

treadmill in seven consecutive<br />

days. <strong>The</strong> record is 833km, and<br />

she’s passed the 375km mark in<br />

less than 44 hours.<br />

Timmis began her attempt on<br />

Sunday and runs from 5.10am<br />

until 10pm daily at the Ngā Puna<br />

Wai Sports Hub. She has been<br />

doing everything on the treadmill,<br />

from eating and drinking to<br />

chatting with her support crew,<br />

but takes 30-minute breaks every<br />

four hours to eat solid food and<br />

change her shoes and socks and<br />

the dressings on her feet.<br />

<strong>The</strong> long distance athlete and<br />

artist said the past four days have<br />

been a rollercoaster due to struggling<br />

with stomach cramps and<br />

vomiting.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re’s been ups and downs.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first day was great, the<br />

second day was terrible, the third<br />

day was terrible.”<br />

However, she remains positive,<br />

and is grateful for her “dream<br />

team” support crew.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re’s four people in the support<br />

crew, two in the morning,<br />

two in the evening, and they’re<br />

just going above and beyond to<br />

do everything for me.<br />

“A record like this doesn’t happen<br />

without an impeccable crew.”<br />

Timmis is also raising funds<br />

for mental health and addiction<br />

recovery charity <strong>The</strong> Speed<br />

Freaks.<br />

Fifty-six fundraisers have<br />

joined her, each setting a goal<br />

to walk or run from 5km up to<br />

85km in seven days. So far, they<br />

have raised more than $5600.<br />

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Deal struck on future of A&P show<br />

reserves, the compliance and<br />

financial risks for the Association<br />

of running a full show in partnership<br />

with Event Hire, precluded a<br />

combined event,” said board chair<br />

Stewart Mitchell.<br />

“It’s disappointing that our<br />

financial and resourcing issues<br />

have forced the cancellation<br />

of this year’s NZ Agricultural<br />

Show. However, the Association<br />

welcomes the involvement of<br />

Event Hire in providing a number<br />

of fun days out on Canterbury<br />

Anniversary weekend.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Association has commenced<br />

planning for a new and<br />

exciting Show format in 2025 and<br />

thanks Event Hire for their positive<br />

and professional approach to<br />

these discussions.<br />

“We look forward to working<br />

with them as details are finalised<br />

in coming weeks.”<br />

Emma pushing through<br />

pain in record attempt<br />

Timmis holds the world<br />

record for running the length<br />

of New Zealand (female) in 20<br />

days, 17 hours, 15 minutes and<br />

57 seconds. She also holds the<br />

record for the longest journey by<br />

elliptical cycle in a single country,<br />

(7951km) and accidentally accidentally<br />

smashed the 48-hour<br />

treadmill world record last year<br />

(340.36km).<br />

Timmis will complete her run<br />

on Sunday evening, and hopes to<br />

celebrate with plenty of sleep and<br />

a massage.<br />

RACE: Emma Timmis is<br />

attempting to break the<br />

record for greatest distance<br />

on a treadmill in seven<br />

consecutive days.<br />

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN ​<br />

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NEWS 3<br />

In Brief<br />

Covid cases still rising<br />

in Canterbury<br />

Weekly Covid-19 cases in<br />

Canterbury are still on the<br />

rise, despite national cases<br />

decreasing. Canterbury<br />

recorded 850 new cases in<br />

the week ending on Monday,<br />

an increase of 112 cases.<br />

Canterbury is still recording the<br />

highest number of new cases,<br />

with Capital and Coast second<br />

with 587 new cases, and West<br />

Coast with the least at 14 new<br />

cases. <strong>The</strong>re have been 5230<br />

new cases reported nationally, a<br />

decrease of 916. Of the reported<br />

cases, 4370 were active and<br />

3429 were reinfections. Thirtyfive<br />

deaths have occurred, three<br />

in the Canterbury region.<br />

Tiny home destroyed<br />

by fire, car in flames<br />

A man seriously injured<br />

when a tiny home caught fire<br />

attempted to fight the blaze<br />

with a garden house. Firefighter<br />

Al Sheppard said the tiny home<br />

in Dunsandel was burnt to<br />

the floor by the time they had<br />

arrived at 6.08am on Sunday<br />

morning. A car parked next to<br />

it was also in flames.<br />

Arrest warrant for<br />

alleged fraudster<br />

A staff member accused of<br />

stealing more than $100,000<br />

from a rugby club has had a<br />

warrant for her arrest issued<br />

after she left the country. Nicola<br />

Anne Flint was due to appear<br />

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on nine fraud charges relating<br />

to Christchurch Football<br />

Club, but is understood to<br />

have returned to the United<br />

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Timo ready to celebrate then step back<br />

• From page 1<br />

“Sumner’s a unique club and I<br />

know that everybody that comes<br />

over to play at Sumner just likes<br />

the atmosphere, where it is, the<br />

grounds,” said Timo, a school<br />

teacher at Te Aratai College in<br />

Linwood.<br />

“You look around, you got the<br />

hills, you got the beach, you got<br />

Taylors (Mistake), it’s just a nice<br />

place to play.”<br />

Timo said his lifestyle<br />

helps him stay fit and<br />

ready to go, week on<br />

week. He bikes from<br />

his home in Papanui to<br />

work as often as possible.<br />

“I bike to work most<br />

days as much as I can,<br />

I’ve still got the<br />

gym membership<br />

at Ultra<br />

Fitness in<br />

Cranford<br />

St.”<br />

And no Sumner player would<br />

be complete without a recovery<br />

trip to the surf on a Sunday<br />

morning.<br />

Timo said it would be a special<br />

moment to run out for the 500th<br />

time for the club he first joined<br />

30 years ago.<br />

“It’s just special for the club<br />

and the community, really, I’ve<br />

watched it grow over the years<br />

into what it is now, I’m<br />

really proud of the<br />

place it’s at . . . and<br />

really proud of the<br />

people behind the<br />

club that make<br />

sure it happens<br />

year in, year out.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> committee,<br />

the volunteers,<br />

everybody that<br />

makes sure<br />

that the<br />

club<br />

stays up on its feet.”<br />

Being older than his teammates<br />

and opponents, he sometimes<br />

gets a few jibes but says it’s<br />

all in good fun.<br />

“Once we start playing, it<br />

doesn’t matter what age you are,<br />

you’ve still got to do this and do<br />

that.<br />

“Plus I’ve got my own tricks I<br />

can bring out.”<br />

But this season will likely be<br />

his last at senior level.<br />

“I’m glad to get to 500 this<br />

weekend and then I’ll be just<br />

counting down,” he said.<br />

“Finish the season, get that<br />

done, then do golden oldies.<br />

“It can be tough, it’s a pretty<br />

full-on game. I’ll just do whatever<br />

I can to finish the year and<br />

then be happy with that.”<br />

But before then, he’s looking<br />

forward to the weekend’s celebrations<br />

at the club’s headquarters<br />

in St Leonard’s Square.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re’ll be lots of friends, lots<br />

of people I’ve known around<br />

some of the clubs too, they’ll be<br />

there and that’s great.<br />

“Over the years I’ve known<br />

so many people throughout the<br />

different clubs and made lots of<br />

friends and it’s been really good.”<br />

GOOD TIMES: Timo flanked by team-mates Greg Digby<br />

(left) and Danny Tarres following a match.<br />

Below – refereeing a junior game for Sumner.<br />

LEGEND: Sumner veteran<br />

Robbie Timo will play his<br />

500th game for the club<br />

this weekend.<br />

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Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

• From page 1<br />

<strong>The</strong>y were fatally shot.<br />

After years of legal battles,<br />

Bain was granted a retrial in<br />

2007. <strong>The</strong> 2009 trial saw him<br />

acquitted of killing his parents<br />

and siblings.<br />

Bain received an ex-gratia payment<br />

of $925,000 for the <strong>13</strong> years<br />

he spent in prison, after<br />

the Government refused to<br />

give him compensation on the<br />

balance of probabilities he’s not<br />

innocent.<br />

He later changed his name to<br />

William David Cullen Davies<br />

through a deed poll process,<br />

taking his wife’s surname. His<br />

mother’s name was Margaret<br />

Cullen-Bain.<br />

Liz Davies has been teaching<br />

year 3 and 4 pupils at the local<br />

school since at least 2020 and is<br />

recorded as living on a $1.27 million<br />

lifestyle block on the rural<br />

outskirts of Cambridge.<br />

<strong>The</strong> property last changed<br />

hands in 2018, with records<br />

showing a house was built on the<br />

land the following year.<br />

<strong>The</strong> neighbour said he had no<br />

concerns living next to Davies<br />

(Bain).<br />

“I don’t have a problem with<br />

him, no, there’s been no issues.”<br />

A Cambridge mother said her<br />

children went to school with the<br />

Davies children, but “never gave<br />

it too much thought”.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y weren’t in the same<br />

year, but my kids used to talk<br />

about (the Bain connection)<br />

sometimes.<br />

“I used to think it was silly kid<br />

gossip, but a lot of people around<br />

the whole town have been saying<br />

the same thing. A few of the<br />

older ladies also say they have<br />

seen him around.<br />

“To be honest, I couldn’t spot<br />

him on the street.<br />

“Judging by pictures he is a<br />

pretty average-looking man of<br />

his age.”<br />

Other residents of the town<br />

told the ODT they had also heard<br />

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

Bain’s wife a respected teacher<br />

TOGETHER:<br />

William<br />

Davies, then<br />

known as<br />

David Bain,<br />

and his then<br />

fiancée Liz<br />

Davies at<br />

home in<br />

Christchurch<br />

in<br />

December<br />

2012.<br />

PHOTO:<br />

HERALD ON<br />

SUNDAY ​<br />

the family was living there.<br />

A Cambridge resident said Liz<br />

Davies was her child’s teacher<br />

last year, but she was unaware<br />

who her husband was.<br />

“I have memories about the<br />

case on the news, although I<br />

was about eight at the time and<br />

I remember my parents talking<br />

about it and being just gobsmacked.<br />

“It’s a bit crazy he is just here in<br />

Cambridge and his wife taught<br />

my child, but I suppose they have<br />

to live and work somewhere,<br />

don’t they?”<br />

Long-time David Bain supporter<br />

Joe Karam said he did<br />

not “want to comment on their<br />

personal life”.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y are a married couple<br />

and I am not William’s keeper.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> principal at Liz Davies’<br />

school said she was a well-liked<br />

teacher.<br />

“Elizabeth is a very respected<br />

member of our school and is a<br />

very sought-after teacher by our<br />

parents.”<br />

He declined to comment<br />

further.<br />

Liz Davies did not respond to a<br />

request for a comment.<br />

– ODT<br />

NEWS 5<br />

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before a jury.<br />

BUT HIS name still cannot be<br />

published.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 53-year-old appeared<br />

in the district court yesterday<br />

where the not-guilty pleas were<br />

entered by his new lawyer.<br />

He was granted name<br />

suppression at his first court<br />

appearance on May <strong>13</strong>, NZ<br />

Herald reported.<br />

<strong>The</strong> suppression order was extended<br />

at his second appearance<br />

last week when he indicated he<br />

was seeking a new lawyer. It was<br />

continued further yesterday after<br />

the new lawyer told the court<br />

he had not had time to “trawl”<br />

through all of the information.<br />

Judge Paul Kellar said he<br />

would extend one last time to<br />

allow the man’s lawyer a fair<br />

chance to make submissions on<br />

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He remanded the man in<br />

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6<br />

NEWS<br />

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

Surprise plans for huts but residents<br />

• By Daniel Alvey and Geoff<br />

Sloan<br />

GREENPARK Huts residents<br />

who will be forced out of their<br />

homes are shocked Ngāi Tahu<br />

will build a facility at the site<br />

after they have gone.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 32 bach owners were due<br />

to vacate their homes at the end<br />

of this month. But they have<br />

been given a one-year reprieve,<br />

with Ngāi Tahu extending the<br />

date to <strong>June</strong> 30, 2025.<br />

In 2020, Ngāi Tahu told hut<br />

owners it would not renew their<br />

leases and said people would<br />

have until <strong>June</strong> 30 this year to<br />

leave and clear the site of any<br />

structures.<br />

In its reasons for ending hut<br />

leases, Ngāi Tahu cited sea level<br />

rise, issues with wastewater<br />

removal and drinking water<br />

supply, and the cultural<br />

significance of the area.<br />

Ngāi Tahu says it will help<br />

with some costs including<br />

project management fees,<br />

asbestos testing, capping of<br />

drinking water bores and the<br />

decommissioning of septic<br />

tanks.<br />

But <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> can reveal Ngāi<br />

Tahu plans to establish a centre<br />

of excellence for mahinga kai on<br />

the site.<br />

Mahinga kai means ‘to work<br />

the food’. It relates to traditional<br />

NOT IMPRESSED: Greenpark Huts resident Ross Wilson said the Ngāi Tahu plan to build a<br />

mahinga kai centre was a double standard.<br />

PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN<br />

food gathering practices, as well<br />

as protecting ecosystems and<br />

habitats species are found in.<br />

Almost all residents were<br />

unaware of the centre until they<br />

were told by <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong>.<br />

Resident Ross Wilson said the<br />

Ngāi Tahu plan was a double<br />

standard.<br />

“It would be nice to find out a<br />

bit more about that, and we will<br />

in time, but it seems very strange<br />

if they’re going to put that on<br />

here when they’re talking about<br />

sea level rise,” Wilson said.<br />

Resident Don Brown, who is<br />

Ngāi Tahu, found out about the<br />

plan in a meeting with the iwi<br />

on May 26, two days after the<br />

extension was given.<br />

He had asked for a meeting to<br />

discuss his personal situation,<br />

and how the iwi could help him<br />

relocate to another home on the<br />

lake, not at Greenpark Huts.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y offered me a home<br />

occupied by a former pakeha<br />

fisherman, but it was totally<br />

unsatisfactory.”<br />

Brown said tikanga (custom)<br />

had not been carried out to<br />

remove tapu since a person had<br />

died at the home, and therefore<br />

he could not take it.<br />

It was at that meeting he asked<br />

what the plans were for the<br />

Greenpark Huts land. He was<br />

told it would become a centre of<br />

excellence.<br />

“When my son and I asked at<br />

a meeting with Ngāi Tahu when<br />

can we expect that? <strong>The</strong> answer<br />

was unknown. Is there a budget?<br />

No.”<br />

Shirley Road<br />

Intersection<br />

closure<br />

We’re working at the intersection of Shirley Road, Hills Road<br />

and Warrington Street until the end of <strong>June</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> intersection will be closed to all traffic for one weekend,<br />

subject to good weather and road conditions.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> planned closure is from 6pm on Friday 14 <strong>June</strong><br />

to 6am on Monday 17 <strong>June</strong>.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> back-up dates are Friday 21 <strong>June</strong> to Monday 24 <strong>June</strong>.<br />

Detours will be in place and will be clearly signposted.<br />

Find out more about the project<br />

ccc.govt.nz/shirleyroad<br />

INF7077 May <strong>2024</strong>


Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

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

NEWS 7<br />

still have to go<br />

Brown has a centuries-old<br />

connection to Te Waihora Lake<br />

Ellesmere, which started well<br />

before Ngāi Tahu arrived in Canterbury<br />

in about 1690.<br />

Brown traces his whakapapa<br />

back to pre-Ngāi Tahu Ngati<br />

Māmoe and Waitaha, iwi which<br />

used the lake as a valuable food<br />

source 400-500 years<br />

ago.<br />

He has lived in his<br />

bach for about 30 years.<br />

He uses it as his connection<br />

to Te Waihora Lake<br />

Ellesmere and is regularly<br />

fishing the lake and<br />

engaging in mahinga kai.<br />

“If you’re going to<br />

build a centre of excellence for<br />

mahinga kai, why not just leave<br />

Don Brown and his hut here.”<br />

Te Taumutu Rūnanga chair<br />

Dr Liz Brown confirmed the<br />

plans for the centre, but did not<br />

respond to questions from <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Star</strong> about what was going to be<br />

built, when and at what cost.<br />

Liz Brown is Don Brown’s<br />

second cousin.<br />

She also did not respond to<br />

questions about why the iwi was<br />

looking to establish a centre,<br />

given the reasons cited for the<br />

huts’ removal, which include<br />

climate change concerns.<br />

Hut owners were sent a letter<br />

from Ngāi Tahu chief executive<br />

Ben Bateman about the year-long<br />

extension.<br />

“We have heard from a number<br />

of leaseholders that more time is<br />

needed to ensure leaseholders are<br />

well-informed about their demolition<br />

options,” Bateman said in<br />

the letter.<br />

He also said the time<br />

would allow people to get<br />

Government support to<br />

find alternative housing.<br />

Ngāi Tahu would<br />

continue discussions<br />

with residents.<br />

Brown said the extension<br />

was just dragging<br />

Don Brown out the inevitable.<br />

“It just gives people<br />

false hope.”<br />

Wilson said the extension has<br />

given people “breathing space”.<br />

“It was a huge relief to the ones<br />

who are still out there. But a lot<br />

of them are saying they (Ngāi<br />

Tahu) are just tormenting<br />

us with another year of pressure.”<br />

Bach owner Kane Scarrott’s<br />

family has owned a hut since<br />

1953. Scarrott also has a bach of<br />

his own. He said the extra year<br />

makes no difference.<br />

“I’m not going anywhere, there<br />

is no grounds for them to make<br />

us leave,” Scarrott said.<br />

• Watch the video on<br />

<strong>Star</strong>news.co.nz<br />

Support pours in for<br />

orphaned daughters<br />

ALMOST $273,000 has been<br />

raised for two young Christchurch<br />

girls whose parents died from<br />

cancer within the same week.<br />

Nigel and Marjan Joyce<br />

died from brain and breast<br />

cancer respectively, leaving behind<br />

their two daughters aged 8 and 4.<br />

A Givealittle page set up by<br />

family friend Angela Hawkins has<br />

had a huge response.<br />

“Every single bit helps as the<br />

Joyce family prepares for the next<br />

chapter in life and supports the<br />

girls on their new path,” Hawkins<br />

told the NZ Herald.<br />

“Your contributions help keep<br />

the memory of their parents alive<br />

and aid the girls in thriving and<br />

growing in their new normal,<br />

surrounded by a caring and<br />

amazingly supportive family.”<br />

Hawkins told the Herald<br />

she started the page on May<br />

24, saying Nigel had been<br />

diagnosed with a brain tumour,<br />

while Marjan was shortly after<br />

diagnosed with triple-negative<br />

breast cancer.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Givealittle page says: “In a<br />

devastating turn of events, Nigel<br />

had a health crisis on Anzac Day<br />

and is now in end-of-life care with<br />

TRAGIC: Marjan and Nigel Joyce with their two daughters.<br />

approximately two weeks to live.<br />

“After just finishing radiation<br />

treatment and being told her<br />

breast cancer had gone, tragically,<br />

Marjan began experiencing vision<br />

loss and seizures three weeks ago,<br />

which has now been diagnosed<br />

that the cancer had spread<br />

through her brain.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>ir family is beyond<br />

devastated and is doing their<br />

best to support each other and<br />

maintain some semblance of<br />

normalcy for their two young<br />

girls during this unimaginable<br />

situation.<br />

“This page is set up to support<br />

the girls and the family as they<br />

navigate this heart-wrenching<br />

time. As parents, this situation<br />

strikes a deep chord, and as we<br />

look at the faces of our loved ones,<br />

we can only begin to imagine the<br />

pain they are enduring.”


<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

8<br />

NEWS<br />

Recreation<br />

land could<br />

be sold off<br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

TAYLORS MISTAKE bach<br />

owners have been refused rates<br />

relief for a 73ha recreation area<br />

they own, which could prompt<br />

them to sell it.<br />

But they are still hopeful the<br />

bach licence fees they pay could<br />

be used to alleviate the costs of<br />

maintaining the land owned<br />

through the Taylors Mistake Land<br />

Company.<br />

Bach owner<br />

Malcolm McClurg<br />

said the company<br />

was spending about<br />

$15,000 annually<br />

on rates and maintenance<br />

for the land<br />

behind the beach.<br />

Without reduced<br />

costs, it may decide to sell.<br />

Malcolm<br />

McClurg<br />

“It could put a stop to this great<br />

community asset. That would be<br />

a shame.”<br />

A city council spokesperson<br />

said rates relief was refused because<br />

the land does not qualify for<br />

non-rateable status.<br />

McClurg is still hopeful the city<br />

council will approve the use of the<br />

$150,000 in accrued licence fee<br />

income to offset costs.<br />

<strong>The</strong> city council spokesperson<br />

said no decision has been made<br />

on the use of licence fees.<br />

WOLF DECOYS are being used<br />

to scare canada geese away from<br />

the display gardens and picnic<br />

areas at the Botanic Gardens.<br />

Director Wolfgang Bopp<br />

told Morning Report the sheer<br />

number of birds was the problem.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y’re large birds and for<br />

any large animal, what goes in<br />

the front, comes out in the back<br />

and that’s quite a lot.<br />

“If we only had a couple of<br />

them, five or six across the<br />

gardens, that wouldn’t be a<br />

problem.”<br />

He said picnic-goers should be<br />

able to put their rug on the lawn<br />

without having to contend with<br />

a lot of geese faeces.<br />

<strong>The</strong> black cut-out wolf and<br />

coyote decoys were placed<br />

around the gardens by rangers.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is writing on the decoys<br />

to identify they are being used<br />

for predator control.<br />

Bopp first heard about the<br />

decoys from Clearwater Golf<br />

Club.<br />

It started placing wooden<br />

cutouts of wild coyotes on<br />

the course in 2021 to scare off<br />

canada geese and unwanted<br />

“foreign bogeys” that invaded<br />

the fairways.<br />

At the time, the club said<br />

the decoys stopped geese from<br />

“going on the fairways” and they<br />

were “no longer the problem that<br />

they were before”.<br />

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

Wolf plan a howling success<br />

SCARE TACTICS: <strong>The</strong> black cut-out wolf and coyote decoys were placed around the<br />

Botanic Gardens by rangers to scare off canada geese.<br />

Bopp is hoping the decoys<br />

have a similar impact at the<br />

Botanic Gardens.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y actually gave us<br />

one of the decoys, which<br />

we then just traced over<br />

and cut out our own<br />

ones,” he said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> decoys are moved<br />

every day, Bopp said.<br />

“(<strong>The</strong> ranger) will<br />

move them every day<br />

and he’s actually going as far as<br />

Wolfgang<br />

Bopp<br />

barking at the geese at the same<br />

time. Now he’s finding that as<br />

soon as they see him they<br />

think: ‘Oh right, okay, let’s<br />

move on’.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> decoys did not work<br />

100 per cent of the time,<br />

but Bopp said they appeared<br />

to be keeping the<br />

geese off the lawns.<br />

“So far the wolves, a<br />

natural predator of geese,<br />

are working well.<br />

“Our rangers often move them<br />

around so the geese don’t get<br />

used to their presence.<br />

Bopp reminded visitors not to<br />

“feed the geese”.<br />

“It’s bad for the environment,<br />

spreads disease, and creates<br />

stress and competition among<br />

the birds.<br />

“We’ve also had our wolves<br />

stolen and injured, so please let<br />

our team know if you see any<br />

suspicious behaviour.” – RNZ<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

10<br />

NEWS<br />

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

Green light for new school, fire station<br />

• By Dylan Smits<br />

THE GO-AHEAD has been<br />

given for city council land in<br />

Diamond Harbour to be sold for<br />

a Maori immersion school and<br />

new fire station.<br />

But how much the land will<br />

be sold to Te Poho o Tamatea<br />

Ltd and Fire and Emergency<br />

New Zealand for is still yet to be<br />

determined.<br />

<strong>The</strong> sites are on a city councilowned<br />

39ha block bordering<br />

Whero Ave and Hunters Rd,<br />

which has a rateable value of<br />

$5.35 million.<br />

<strong>The</strong> school is on 8ha block and<br />

fire station on 0.5ha block. A<br />

council spokesperson said the<br />

rateable value of these blocks was<br />

still to be determined, which will<br />

factor into the negotiations.<br />

Concerns over traffic around<br />

the school have been debated<br />

in Diamond<br />

Harbour.<br />

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

community<br />

wants<br />

continued<br />

consultation<br />

with the city<br />

council and<br />

the school<br />

Rangimarie over its traffic<br />

Parata plans.<br />

Takurua Te Pā<br />

board chair<br />

Rangimarie Parata Takurua said<br />

the decision has given school<br />

planners enough assurance<br />

to start developing a detailed<br />

transport plan, which she hopes<br />

will be released by the end of the<br />

year.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re’s still a lot of design<br />

and master planning work to do<br />

to answer some of the burning<br />

questions that the community<br />

has about access and parking.”<br />

Diamond Harbour Community<br />

Association chair Graeme<br />

Fraser hopes there will continue<br />

to be consistent public engagement<br />

from Te Pā and the city<br />

council.<br />

He said Te Pā’s increased<br />

assurance should not mean less<br />

community consultation.<br />

“I hope that certainty<br />

doesn’t imply there’s no<br />

turning back. We’d like<br />

to think that there’s still<br />

a case to be proven in<br />

terms of the feasibility<br />

and impacts on the local<br />

community.”<br />

A recent survey from<br />

the city council showed<br />

Diamond Harbour<br />

residents were divided on<br />

creating the school, with many<br />

citing traffic concerns.<br />

Parata Takurua said there was<br />

a large amount of work to do<br />

before all residents’ questions<br />

can be answered.<br />

“We will have<br />

milestones along the<br />

way where we will<br />

check in.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> decision requires<br />

the land to be sold at<br />

market value, with<br />

the three parties now<br />

employing private<br />

valuers to negotiate a<br />

figure.<br />

“It will be rigorously debated,<br />

I’m sure, about what market<br />

Graeme Fraser<br />

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<strong>The</strong> protesters interrupted his<br />

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NEWS 15<br />

Comedian embracing happiness<br />

after incurable cancer diagnosis<br />

Dai Henwood headlines<br />

a sold out Comedy<br />

Night at the Lincoln<br />

Event Centre on<br />

Saturday. Today he talks<br />

about his journey with<br />

bowel cancer<br />

IT WAS ALMOST a relief when<br />

his cancer diagnosis was classed<br />

as incurable, comedian Dai<br />

Henwood says.<br />

Prior to that, he was on a mission<br />

to be cured.<br />

“When there was this intent to<br />

cure, there was so much pressure<br />

on every scan, so much pressure<br />

on every blood test, because I<br />

wanted it to be gone, I’m fighting<br />

for it to be gone,” Henwood said.<br />

“And then when it was sort of<br />

incurable, it was like, Okay, we’re<br />

in maintenance mode.”<br />

During Henwood’s 25-year<br />

career he has won many major<br />

comedy gongs, including the Billy<br />

T Award, he’s a regular on the<br />

country’s longest running comedy<br />

programme, 7 Days – and<br />

he’s hosted many shows including<br />

Family Feud,Dancing with the<br />

<strong>Star</strong>s and Lego Masters.<br />

His latest project is a memoir,<br />

<strong>The</strong> Life of Dai, co-written with<br />

his friend and fellow comedian<br />

Jacqui Brown.<br />

Henwood was diagnosed in<br />

2020 when the country was in<br />

lockdown.<br />

“It felt like a country-wide<br />

sleepover, where no one knew<br />

what was happening. No one<br />

knew what to do.<br />

“I remember going to a<br />

supermarket and there was a guy<br />

in a full wetsuit with a snorkel.<br />

Everyone was doing everything<br />

on the fly.”<br />

His own experience with bowel<br />

cancer was sadly similar to many<br />

others, he said.<br />

“I was misdiagnosed, I had<br />

symptoms in 2017 and I saw my<br />

GP and then I actually saw a bowel<br />

specialist and they missed it.<br />

POSITIVE: After being diagnosed with incurable bowel<br />

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PHOTO: FACEBOOK<br />

“I didn’t fit the bell curve of<br />

who was allowed a colonoscopy.<br />

So, I didn’t have a colonoscopy at<br />

that stage. And then finally, when<br />

symptoms got very bad, with a lot<br />

of rectal bleeding, my GP really<br />

pushed for colonoscopy, and I had<br />

one in 2020. So that was almost<br />

three-and-a-half, four years after<br />

my symptoms came up.”<br />

Now Henwood is on a mission<br />

to help others living with cancer.<br />

“I’m just trying to help people<br />

reframe things, realise that if<br />

you’ve got cancer, you are living<br />

with cancer, you need to really<br />

squeeze the sponge and squeeze<br />

every moment of life out.<br />

“And that doesn’t mean<br />

ticking [the] bucket list often,<br />

running around the world, and<br />

mortgaging your house to go to<br />

Disneyland.<br />

“It means just enjoying the<br />

moment and that could be sitting<br />

in looking at a beautiful<br />

tree. It could be playing snakes<br />

and ladders with your kids could<br />

be giving your spouse a real hug.<br />

You’re living, so live now.”<br />

Despite undergoing sometimes<br />

draining treatment, he was as<br />

busy as ever, he said.<br />

“I love my job when I’m<br />

performing – that is when I’m at<br />

my most zen, I don’t think about<br />

anything.<br />

“And cancer is one of those<br />

things, anyone with a chronic<br />

disease will know this, you think<br />

about it. 24/7. So, if you can<br />

have a moment where it’s not<br />

in your mind, and for me when<br />

I’m performing, that’s when all<br />

I’m thinking about is the next<br />

joke, the next interview question,<br />

and that takes me out of it for a<br />

moment, so it’s a real tonic.”<br />

How he responded to cancer<br />

was what defined him, not the<br />

cancer itself.<br />

“I’m going to live; I’m going<br />

to be happy. Happiness and<br />

unhappiness happen in two<br />

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can have heaps of happiness and<br />

heaps of unhappiness all at the<br />

same time.<br />

“So, I just thought, I’m gonna<br />

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helped for me.<br />

“Hot and cold therapy really<br />

helped for me, like jumping in<br />

an ice bath because you literally<br />

can’t think about anything but<br />

how damned cold you are.”<br />

Not that he did not have dark<br />

moments, he said.<br />

“I don’t want anyone to get this<br />

STAR: Dai Henwood<br />

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idea that I’m walking around,<br />

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smile on my face all the time,<br />

I struggle, I have very dark<br />

moments. I have a lot of tears. I<br />

have times where it’s hard to get<br />

out of bed.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> world was neither fair nor<br />

unfair, he said.<br />

“Fairness and unfairness are a<br />

human construct, the universe<br />

isn’t fair or unfair, it’s just events,<br />

and how you respond to the<br />

event is what defines you.”<br />

His response was to “fill my<br />

body with love”.<br />

“I send love to my cancer. A lot<br />

of people, and I’m not judging<br />

anyone here, everyone’s journey<br />

is different. A lot of people are<br />

sort of ‘F cancer I’m in this fight’,<br />

whereas I have been sending love<br />

to myself, I actually believe that<br />

love is the answer to so much.<br />

“And you can only start by<br />

really loving yourself. And it’s<br />

something I’m working on, just<br />

trying to fill my body with love<br />

and happiness. And I believe that<br />

that will help me overcome this.”<br />

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16<br />

LEARN:<br />

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way to teach<br />

geology<br />

in the<br />

classroom.<br />

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SLOAN<br />

NEWS<br />

• By Geoff Sloan<br />

TWO OF the city’s biggest tech<br />

success stories have combined<br />

forces to try and change the<br />

way geology is taught in the<br />

classroom.<br />

Leading geoscience software<br />

company Seequent and game<br />

development studio CerebralFix<br />

have launched a free, 3D web<br />

application called Visible<br />

Geology.<br />

Seequent chief executive<br />

Graham Grant said inspiring<br />

the next generation of<br />

earth scientists is critical to<br />

understand how the planet’s<br />

resources are used and solve<br />

some of its most urgent and<br />

complex challenges.<br />

“This is about bringing<br />

a highly simplified and<br />

conceptual approach to<br />

understanding the ground to<br />

students who are new to the field<br />

to lower the barrier to entry and<br />

make it easy to understand this<br />

amazing hidden world of the<br />

underground.”<br />

It comes as concerns grow<br />

over the falling number of earth<br />

science university graduates.<br />

Seequent hopes the new<br />

software might help encourage<br />

young people to learn about the<br />

key concepts of geology through<br />

an immersive and interactive<br />

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Tech companies changing<br />

the way geology is taught<br />

experience.<br />

Said Grant: “Everything we<br />

manufacture, make, consume<br />

in the world, including<br />

the internet, relies on the<br />

underground.<br />

“And that’s for water, heating,<br />

energy, the things we construct,<br />

the materials in our cellphone.<br />

And without earth scientists to<br />

understand the underground,<br />

these things can’t be.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> software was developed<br />

in collaboration with<br />

CerebralFix, which creates<br />

interactive, digital experiences<br />

for companies such as<br />

entertainment giants Disney,<br />

Pixar, and Dreamworks.<br />

Software engineer<br />

earns Apple award<br />

for cooking up app<br />

SENIOR SOFTWARE engineer<br />

Devin Davies has made history<br />

by becoming the first New<br />

Zealander to win a prestigious<br />

Apple design award.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 27-year-old from<br />

Christchurch app development<br />

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the Apple Worldwide Developers<br />

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California, on Monday.<br />

Davies was recognised for his<br />

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<strong>The</strong> app gained popularity<br />

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NEWS<br />

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OMD to headline nostalgic line-up<br />

AFTER NEARLY 40 years,<br />

British electronic synth pioneers<br />

Orchestral Manoeuvres In <strong>The</strong><br />

Dark will return to New Zealand<br />

to headline Selwyn Sounds 2025.<br />

<strong>The</strong> British pop icons will<br />

be joined by Tom Bailey from<br />

Thompson Twins, Jon Stevens,<br />

Diesel, Ardijah and Christchurch<br />

band Castaway in the full line-up<br />

released by organisers today.<br />

OMD, comprising Andy<br />

McCluskey and Paul Humphries,<br />

have sold more than 40 million<br />

albums and recorded some of the<br />

most iconic songs of the 1980s<br />

including If You Leave, Enola<br />

Gay, Secret, Souvenir, So in Love,<br />

(Forever) Live and Die, Electricity,<br />

Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans).<br />

“Finally! After nearly 40 years,<br />

we are so excited to be able to<br />

say that we are going to play live<br />

again in New Zealand. We cannot<br />

wait!<br />

“As it’s been such a long time<br />

we will be playing every single<br />

one of our hits,” McCluskey said.<br />

Tom Bailey will be performing<br />

all the Thompson Twins hits<br />

including Hold Me Now, Doctor<br />

Doctor, King For A Day, Love On<br />

Your Side, Lay Your Hands On<br />

Me, and many more.<br />

Fans of Aussie rocker Jon<br />

Stevens, will be able to enjoy<br />

INXS gems like Need you Tonight,<br />

New Sensation, Never Tear Us<br />

SYNTH STARS: British pop icons Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark headline the Selwyn<br />

Sounds line-up for 2025 which will also feature South Auckland stars Ardijah alongside<br />

several other 1980s acts.<br />

Apart and Devil Inside, as well as<br />

Noiseworks smash hits like Take<br />

me Back, Touch, No Lies and Hot<br />

Chilli Woman.<br />

Stevens fronted Oz rockers<br />

Noiseworks throughout their<br />

hit-packed career, and became<br />

new lead singer for the legendary<br />

INXS as they transformed into<br />

the new millennium.<br />

Fellow Australian Diesel holds<br />

a special place in the hearts of<br />

New Zealand fans, thanks to his<br />

string of hits, including Tip Of My<br />

Tongue, Come To Me, and Don’t<br />

Need Love.<br />

South Auckland legends<br />

Ardijah – creators their own<br />

infectious genre – polyfonk –<br />

complete the Selwyn Sounds lineup<br />

with Ryan and Betty-Anne<br />

Monga ready to wow the crowd<br />

with classic songs like Watching<br />

U, Time Makes A Wine, Give Me<br />

Your Number, Do To You and<br />

more.<br />

Young Christchurch band<br />

Castaway, fresh off the back<br />

of their new single Daisy, will<br />

be bringing their electrifying<br />

fusion of pop and rock in<br />

support of the 80s icons.<br />

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A GOVERNORS Bay author will<br />

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young adult novel has won a<br />

category in the New Zealand<br />

Book Awards for Children and<br />

Young Adults.<br />

Melanie Dixon is a finalist in<br />

the best first book and young<br />

adult fiction categories.<br />

“It’s really exciting. Amazing<br />

to be recognised on a list with famous<br />

authors like Tessa Duder,”<br />

she said.<br />

Dixon made the list for<br />

her novel New Dawning. Set<br />

hundreds of years in the future<br />

after devastating sea level rise,<br />

Dixon’s novel tells the story of<br />

a secluded society surviving in<br />

post-apocalyptic Lyttelton.<br />

Christchurch and Banks Peninsula<br />

writers and illustrators are<br />

represented across six categories<br />

in this year’s<br />

awards.<br />

Author and<br />

former literary<br />

director of the<br />

Word festival,<br />

Rachael King,<br />

has been shortlisted<br />

for the<br />

junior fiction<br />

award for <strong>The</strong><br />

Grimmelings.<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>13</strong>-year-old protagonist of<br />

the story, Ella, utters a wish and<br />

a curse on the same day, unwittingly<br />

unleashing a malevolent<br />

mythical creature with links to<br />

her own family’s tragic past.<br />

King spent 2022 working fulltime<br />

on <strong>The</strong> Grimmelings, thanks<br />

to a Creative New Zealand grant.<br />

She said Christchurch was a<br />

thriving city to write in.<br />

“I spent many an hour in<br />

Tūranga, looking through books<br />

on folklore and using its excellent<br />

working spaces.<br />

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to take advantage of the artist<br />

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studios at Christchurch City<br />

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community arts facility, which<br />

provides affordable space for<br />

artists to work – quite a visionary<br />

project. And of course Word<br />

creates a vibrant hub for readers<br />

and writers.”<br />

King said the Christchurch<br />

nominees were “just the tip<br />

of the iceberg” in terms of the<br />

wealth of children’s books created<br />

in the city.<br />

Renowned author Gavin<br />

Bishop, who has written and<br />

illustrated more than 70 books,<br />

has been shortlisted in the nonfiction<br />

and illustration categories<br />

for Patu: <strong>The</strong> New Zealand Wars.<br />

A comprehensive, illustrated<br />

history of the New Zealand<br />

wars, Bishop tells the story of the<br />

battles while interweaving the<br />

history of his own ancestors.<br />

Hilary Jean Tapper has made<br />

the shortlist for the picture book<br />

award for illustrating At <strong>The</strong><br />

Bach by Joy Cowley. A story<br />

that encapsulates Kiwi beach<br />

holidays, Tapper’s soft-colour<br />

illustrations are described as<br />

having “a nostalgic and dreamy<br />

quality”.<br />

A work of a Diamond Harbour<br />

illustrator is also in the running<br />

for an award. Art tutor Rebecca<br />

Gibbs illustrated Rere Atu<br />

Taku Poi! Let My Poi Fly! by<br />

Tangaroa Paul, which has also<br />

been shortlisted in the best first<br />

book category. Only the author<br />

has been shortlisted, as it is not<br />

Gibbs’ first book.<br />

NEWS 23<br />

Apocalyse book in running for top award<br />

Rachael<br />

King<br />

TALENTED: Author Melanie Dixon has been shortlisted in<br />

two categories of the NZ Book Awards for Children and<br />

Young Adults for her novel New Dawning.<br />

Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong><br />

TOP SHELF: Christchurch and Banks Peninsula authors and<br />

illustrators have made the finals in six award categories.<br />

Gibbs said the illustrations<br />

were a “labour of love”. She is<br />

pleased a text in english and te<br />

reo Māori is getting recognised.<br />

Gibbs and Dixon said it<br />

was an honour work from the<br />

Banks Peninsula area was being<br />

showcased.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re are so many talented<br />

people around here and with<br />

us being pretty early on in our<br />

careers, getting recognised is<br />

great,” said Gibbs.<br />

Dixon said living near the<br />

harbour inspired people to write<br />

and illustrate.<br />

“For me, just living down from<br />

where Margaret Mahy used to<br />

live. <strong>The</strong>re’s definitely something<br />

here which encourages<br />

creativity.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> awards ceremony is<br />

in Wellington on August 14.<br />

Category winners receive $8500<br />

and also go into the running for<br />

the Margaret Mahy Book of the<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

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LETTERS<br />

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So sad to see the statue of<br />

Captain Cook defaced. He<br />

was one of the world’s greatest<br />

navigators and seamen and was<br />

sent on his voyages to further<br />

human knowledge.<br />

<strong>The</strong> low-life vandals who<br />

carried out these acts would<br />

notunderstand the concept of<br />

furthering human knowledge,<br />

since they act like dogs,<br />

spraying their mark about.<br />

That is the level of their<br />

intelligence.<br />

Whatever their puerile<br />

message is, they could have done<br />

it without ruining everyone<br />

else’s appreciation of Cook’s<br />

endeavours.<br />

- Paul Grainger, St Albans<br />

A huge thank you<br />

Some 20 months ago I was<br />

diagnosed with a disease that<br />

seems to appear far too regularly<br />

these days.<br />

However, this letter is not<br />

all about me but is about the<br />

excellent care I have received<br />

from, primarily, Pacific<br />

Radiology Southern Cross,<br />

Burwood Radiology plus the<br />

respiratory, urology, radiation<br />

and oncology units<br />

at Christchurch Hospital.<br />

<strong>The</strong> doctors, nurses and staff<br />

have all been so professional in<br />

their approach and we have also<br />

had some fun along the way.<br />

X MARKS THE SPOT: <strong>The</strong> city council has decided to let<br />

the grafitti on the Captain Cook statue in Victoria Square<br />

fade over time, to cause the least amount of damage.<br />

<strong>The</strong> empathy and compassion<br />

they have displayed to both<br />

my family and myself has been<br />

absolutely top drawer.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se people obviously go<br />

on shift with the mindset of<br />

having a positive impact on<br />

their patients’ care. <strong>The</strong>y deserve<br />

every accolade that may be<br />

bestowed on them.<br />

We as a family will never<br />

forget what they have done<br />

for us. A huge thank you to<br />

you all.<br />

- Allan Jenkins, Woodend<br />

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Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 25<br />

Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu<br />

National Volunteer Week<br />

<strong>June</strong> is dedicated to celebrating<br />

our awesome volunteers who make<br />

a difference across Aotearoa<br />

Give volunteers a<br />

Big Shout-out<br />

Give a Big Shout-out to the volunteers in<br />

your community this <strong>June</strong>, says Volunteering<br />

New Zealand.<br />

“Volunteers are vital to our communities,<br />

and everyone who gives their time to help<br />

their neighbour, school, marae or community<br />

organisation deserves a big shout-out,” says<br />

Michelle Kitney, Chief Executive of Tūao<br />

Aotearoa Volunteering New Zealand.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Big Shout-out campaign runs for the<br />

month of <strong>June</strong>, culminating in National<br />

Volunteer Week (16-22 <strong>June</strong>), to recognise<br />

and thank volunteers. More than 20 events<br />

will be held by volunteer centres and other<br />

organisations nationwide, celebrating about<br />

3000 volunteers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Big Shout-out encourages everyone to<br />

thank a volunteer they know – to give them a<br />

shout-out on social media (#thebigshoutout)<br />

or shout them morning tea.<br />

Find out more: www.volunteeringnz.org.<br />

nz/the-big-shout-out/<br />

Whiria te tangata<br />

– Weaving the People<br />

Whiria te tangata – Weaving the<br />

People – is the theme for <strong>2024</strong>’s National<br />

Volunteer Week (16-22 <strong>June</strong>) and a<br />

great reminder about the role that<br />

volunteering plays in creating connections<br />

and enhancing social cohesion. This<br />

year Volunteering Canterbury will<br />

be recognising over 50 individual or<br />

groups who have made an outstanding<br />

volunteering contribution to community<br />

groups which have nominated them to<br />

receive a Volunteer Recognition Award.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are some powerful stories amongst<br />

the nominations received and we will be<br />

sharing many of those across our social<br />

media platforms inspiring others to get<br />

involved to make a difference in their<br />

community. <strong>The</strong> volunteer programmes<br />

of Volunteering Canterbury’s member<br />

organisations last year contributed<br />

some 674,000 hours to the community<br />

– directly impacting the lives of 157,000<br />

Cantabrians. Added to that number, an<br />

16 - 22 JUNE <strong>2024</strong> #NVW<strong>2024</strong> www.nationalvolunteerweek.nz<br />

additional 3,500 hours were contributed<br />

by groups – many of them businesses<br />

utilising the Group Volunteering<br />

Programme to support their employee<br />

teams to get out into the community to<br />

Make <strong>The</strong>ir Mahi Have Meaning.<br />

Find out more about Volunteering<br />

Canterbury and how you can make a<br />

difference at www.volcan.org.nz.<br />

<strong>The</strong> team from Te Rito Maioha<br />

Early Childhood New Zealand –<br />

Christchurch Education Centre<br />

preparing food packs for distribution.<br />

To our volunteers ... Thank you!<br />

psuppersouth.org.nz/volunteer<br />

Our mission thrives because of the<br />

dedication and generosity of our<br />

volunteers. In the past year, 200<br />

amazing people have generously<br />

contributed over 22,396 hours<br />

to driving, serving food and<br />

refreshments, mentoring, and a<br />

variety of other essential activities.<br />

Thank you for being the heart<br />

and soul of our community! Your<br />

commitment and compassion make<br />

a world of difference.<br />

Are you passionate about making<br />

a positive impact, please visit our<br />

website to learn more.<br />

Providing guidance<br />

and support<br />

<strong>The</strong> Nurse Maude Health and Mobility<br />

shop is here to provide support, guidance<br />

and a great product selection that allows<br />

you or your loved ones to live an active<br />

and mobile lifestyle, irrespective of age or<br />

specific health challenges.<br />

If you have a visitor that has some<br />

mobility challenges, we also have<br />

equipment you can hire like wheelchairs<br />

and walkers to provide added comfort and<br />

safety.<br />

Our trained and knowledgeable staff are<br />

This week, we celebrate the heartbeat of<br />

our mission: the remarkable volunteers at<br />

Presbyterian Support Upper South Island.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se 200 dedicated individuals embody<br />

selflessness and commitment, supporting<br />

our various programmes with their<br />

invaluable contributions. Volunteers of all<br />

ages, backgrounds, and nationalities provide<br />

crucial support to our services.<br />

Among them is Anne, a shining<br />

example of dedication. For 12<br />

years, Anne served as a cook<br />

in our Enliven programmes.<br />

Upon retirement, she chose to<br />

volunteer to support people and<br />

their wellbeing. Tricia, our Team<br />

Leader, describes our volunteers as<br />

the lifeblood of our work, saying,<br />

“<strong>The</strong>ir efforts create an inviting,<br />

homely atmosphere that our<br />

members eagerly anticipate each<br />

week.”<br />

here to provide guidance and support to<br />

help you find the right products for you<br />

or your loved ones, we also have support<br />

articles available free of charge and online<br />

that you can explore at your convenience.<br />

You can visit us at 87a Gasson Street,<br />

Sydenham, Christchurch or browse our<br />

online shop at<br />

the.shop@nursemaude.org.nz, we’re<br />

open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to<br />

Friday and 10am – 1pm on Saturday.<br />

You can also call us on 03 375 4240.<br />

A Heartfelt Thank You!<br />

To all our wonderful volunteers, we<br />

extend a massive, heartfelt thank you. Your<br />

contributions enrich lives, spread joy, and<br />

remind us of the power of compassion in<br />

action.<br />

To learn more about our work and<br />

volunteering opportunities, please visit<br />

www.psuppersouth.org.nz.<br />

Thank you to our<br />

volunteers<br />

A huge thank you and aroha to the<br />

hundreds of Nurse Maude Volunteers<br />

that support our community in retail,<br />

gardening, supply, the hospice and<br />

the care home.<br />

We couldn’t do it without you!!<br />

Call 027 498 2472 if you would like to volunteer for Nurse Maude.


26 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu<br />

National Volunteer Week<br />

<strong>June</strong> is dedicated to celebrating<br />

our awesome volunteers who make<br />

a difference across Aotearoa<br />

Together we<br />

do so much!<br />

This National Volunteer Week,<br />

Blind Low Vision NZ would like<br />

to say a huge thank you to all of<br />

their wonderful volunteers in the<br />

South Island. You help make a<br />

difference to the lives of people<br />

who are blind, deafblind, or have<br />

low vision.<br />

From fundraisers to puppy<br />

raisers, library volunteers to<br />

technology trainees, and peerto-peer<br />

supporters to sport and<br />

leisure event helpers, and more!<br />

You make a world of difference<br />

and they couldn’t do it without<br />

you.<br />

“Alone we can do<br />

so little; together<br />

we can do so<br />

much.”<br />

- Helen Keller.<br />

Ngā mihi maioha.<br />

16 - 22 JUNE <strong>2024</strong> #NVW<strong>2024</strong> www.nationalvolunteerweek.nz<br />

John’s Field of dreams<br />

Volunteering at the Air Force Museum of<br />

New Zealand has more than satisfied John<br />

Field’s ambition to find a role with purpose,<br />

mental stimulation and connection with<br />

people.<br />

“It’s far exceeded my expectations, it<br />

is a joy to come to volunteer,’’ one of the<br />

museum’s newest volunteer guides says.<br />

John never served in the forces but grew<br />

up at air bases. His father was a fighter<br />

pilot in the RNZAF during the war in the<br />

Pacific, and then served in the RAF after<br />

the war.<br />

So, when John finally retired after a long<br />

career teaching and latterly in property<br />

management, he thought volunteering at<br />

the museum was a way to honour his dad’s<br />

service.<br />

“I guess the core reason I’m here is to<br />

honour the commitment of dad<br />

and his mates for giving me the<br />

life that I’m able to enjoy – they<br />

sacrificed a lot for us.’’<br />

And that family service lives<br />

on in John’s son, who is serving<br />

in the RNZAF as an aircraft<br />

engineer.<br />

“I thought I could make a<br />

worthwhile commitment that<br />

would honour the service of my<br />

dad and my son.’’<br />

Six months after he first put<br />

his name badge on, John is still<br />

looking forward to his shift each week and<br />

enjoys the diverse visitors he meets in his<br />

role as well as the companionship of his<br />

volunteer workmates.<br />

“Most New Zealanders have some sort of<br />

connection with the services, be it Army,<br />

Navy or RNZAF.<br />

It gives me a lot of joy to find out their<br />

stories while they’re here.’’<br />

Like all the good things in life, he feels<br />

like he’s got much more out than he’d put<br />

in.<br />

“I learn a lot and get a lot of satisfaction<br />

from talking to the other guides – who<br />

willingly share their knowledge. It’s like a<br />

university 101 course every day!’’<br />

He also likes the flexibility being part of<br />

a large team brings with the ability to move<br />

shifts to fit around other commitments.<br />

Air Force Museum of New Zealand volunteer<br />

guide, John Field, standing in front of the<br />

museum’s Vampire aircraft.


Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong> <strong>2024</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 27<br />

Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu<br />

National Volunteer Week<br />

<strong>June</strong> is dedicated to celebrating<br />

our awesome volunteers who make<br />

a difference across Aotearoa<br />

A Massive Thank You<br />

Mary Curnow, Head of Volunteering<br />

with Manaaki Tāngata | Victim Support<br />

extends a massive thank you to everyone<br />

who volunteers with Victim Support<br />

across the Wairarapa.<br />

“Without our volunteers, we couldn’t<br />

provide our service to people affected<br />

by crime, suicide, and traumatic events,”<br />

she says. “Our service is available to all<br />

victims who need our support, whether<br />

they are referred via the Police or contact<br />

us direct.”<br />

To find out more about volunteering<br />

with Victim Support visit the website at<br />

www.victimsupport.org.nz. “We’re looking<br />

for people who are empathetic, good<br />

listeners, and resilient, who have the time<br />

to support someone through the dark<br />

times.”<br />

NZ Blood Service<br />

thanks volounteers<br />

NZ Blood Service says a huge thank you<br />

to our wonderful volunteers who help to<br />

look after our donors once they have given<br />

blood and plasma. <strong>The</strong>ir commitment<br />

and generosity ensure the donors are<br />

well cared for post-donation. We have<br />

16 - 22 JUNE <strong>2024</strong> #NVW<strong>2024</strong> www.nationalvolunteerweek.nz<br />

Victim Support offers comprehensive<br />

training and support, so you can make a<br />

real difference in your community.<br />

over 50 volunteers who help us out at our<br />

Christchurch and Dunedin Donor Centres<br />

and over 70 more who help at our mobile<br />

blood drives around the South Island. We<br />

greatly appreciate the support of all our<br />

volunteers.<br />

Volunteer Recognition<br />

Awards <strong>2024</strong> Recipients<br />

<strong>The</strong> event is Volunteering Canterbury’s annual Volunteer Recognition<br />

Awards for which community organisations nominate volunteers to<br />

acknowledge an outstanding volunteer contribution - Monday 17 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

Team Woodham - Age Concern Canterbury, Visitor Experience Volunteer Team -<br />

Air Force Museum of NZ, Volunteer Team - Bellyful Selwyn, Tutors Group - Birthright<br />

Canterbury, Patrick Boyle - Blind Low Vision NZ, Karen Lilly - Bone Marrow Cancer<br />

Trust, BDS Volunteers - Book Discussion Scheme, Steve Hagerty - Cancer Society<br />

Canterbury West Coast, Judy Stewart - Christchurch City Mission, Anne Johnston -<br />

Christchurch Community House, Wednesday Wayfinding Team - Christchurch Hospital<br />

Volunteers, Ian Kinley - Church Corner Toy Library, Frank Morgan - Church of the<br />

Resurrection, Rolleston, Ronnie Davey - Citizens Advice Bureau Christchurch,<br />

Carolyn Tapley - Coastguard NZ, Volunteer Team - Darnley Club, Anita Kyle -<br />

Department of Corrections, Rolleston Prison, Margaret Basil-Jones - English Language<br />

Partners, Eve Earl - Family Drug Support Aotearoa NZ, Howard Harvey - Friendship<br />

Music Charitable Trust, Christine Evans-Millar - Hohepa Canterbury, Jesse Stapleton -<br />

Imagination Station, Exercise for Seniors Instructors - Keep Active, Ngaire Kent - Kirwee<br />

Community Association, Harry Rutledge - Life Education Trust Canterbury,<br />

Gordon Boyle - Lincoln Envirotown Trust, Brian Whittington - Lions Club of Rolleston<br />

and Districts, Johnny Milne - Lyttelton Community House, Rosemary Hall - Nurture<br />

Trust, Styx River & Carlyle Valley Predator Control Group - NZ Conservation Trust,<br />

Josie Mill - One Mother To Another, Volunteer Mentors - Pillars Ka Pou Whakaou,<br />

Earthwise Presenters - PlainsFM, Una Anderson - Pregnancy Infancy Parenting Support,<br />

Family Works Youth Mentors - Presbyterian Support Upper Sth Island, Nikhita Riches -<br />

Recreate NZ, Keith Turner - Recycle A Dunger, Hayley Guglietta - Richmond Community<br />

Garden, Riverlution, Fred Dodson - Rolleston College, Sonia Fletcher - Rolleston Hope<br />

Op Shop, Stuart Burns - Rolleston Rotary, Marion Ryder - Rotary Community Breastmilk<br />

Bank, Janet Chisnall - Shirley Community Trust, Charlotte McLean - Silverstream<br />

Reserve, Greg Brown - St Barnabas Fendalton, Barbara Baker - St John of God,<br />

Allan Hudson - St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, Canterbury Volunteers - Taskforce<br />

Kiwi, Malvern Community Arts Council Volunteers - Te Huanui Art Gallery in Darfield,<br />

Friends of Ōtukaikino - <strong>The</strong> Living Memorial Trust, Imogene Ashton -Willowbank<br />

Wildlife Reserve, Todd Turner - Woolston Brass


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• By Sam Coughlan<br />

AN UPTICK in form has seen<br />

Canterbury University rocket<br />

up the Metro Premiership table<br />

to sit behind table-topping<br />

Burnside.<br />

<strong>The</strong> side won just one of their<br />

first four games of the season<br />

but have been consistent since<br />

then, winning their last four on<br />

the bounce – one of which was<br />

a 37-34 over competition leaders<br />

Burnside.<br />

Head coach Daniel O’Brien<br />

said the side were always confident<br />

the results would come.<br />

“We’ve probably had a tough<br />

draw to start with and we knew<br />

that was always going to be the<br />

case,” he said.<br />

“If you look closely at those<br />

results, one was a draw, and two<br />

of them were losses by six points<br />

or less, against teams that are<br />

traditionally in the top four or<br />

five in the comp.<br />

“So from the outside in, it<br />

might have looked like it was<br />

dire straits for us, but we knew<br />

we were just continuing to<br />

evolve our game.”<br />

O’Brien said his side don’t put<br />

much focus on table position<br />

– the most important thing<br />

for them was finishing inside<br />

the top eight and making the<br />

playoffs.<br />

GOING LONG: Canterbury University’s Ollie Burra shapes to kick during his side’s 38-7 win<br />

over Belfast.<br />

PHOTO: NATHAN WALTERS<br />

“We went into the season not<br />

really putting that No 1 place<br />

up there. I think last year we<br />

probably took a few people by<br />

surprise finishing top.<br />

“This year it’s not really been a<br />

focus. It wasn’t last year, but this<br />

year definitely not.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> side topped the table at<br />

the end of the round-robin in<br />

2023 but were knocked out by<br />

Linwood in the semi-finals.<br />

UC hold the DCL Shield but<br />

O’Brien said it’s not the sole<br />

focus of the season.<br />

“Weekly we talk about the<br />

importance of the DCL and<br />

the history behind it. To get<br />

your name on it you have to<br />

be holding it at the end of the<br />

season, and we went pretty close<br />

last year.<br />

“So definitely there’s some<br />

motivation in the background,<br />

but it’s certainly not what drives<br />

us to try and improve and evolve<br />

as the weeks go on.”<br />

This weekend UC take on<br />

Sumner – whose own winning<br />

run was ended by New Brighton<br />

last week in the ‘battle of the<br />

beaches’ at St Leonard’s Square.<br />

Saturday’s other matches see<br />

Burnside host Sydenham, who<br />

have faded slightly after a strong<br />

start to the season, and Marist<br />

Metro Rugby round 8<br />

New Brighton 20<br />

Sumner 7; Lincoln Uni<br />

62 Christchurch 19;<br />

Burnside 32 Linwood 26;<br />

Canterbury Uni 38 Belfast<br />

7; Shirley 40 HSOB 15;<br />

Marist Albion 41<br />

Sydenham 17<br />

Round 9 (Saturday 3pm)<br />

Sumner v Canterbury<br />

Uni, St Leonard’s Square;<br />

Lincoln Uni v Shirley,<br />

Lincoln University;<br />

Belfast v Linwood,<br />

Sheldon Park; New<br />

Brighton v HSOB,<br />

Rawhiti Domain;<br />

Christchurch v Marist<br />

Albion, Christchurch Park;<br />

Burnside v Sydenham,<br />

Burnside Park<br />

Points<br />

Burnside 32; UC 31;<br />

Marist 29; Lincoln Uni 28;<br />

Sydenham 27; Sumner<br />

26; HSOB 24; Shirley<br />

21; New Brighton 16;<br />

Linwood 15; Belfast 9;<br />

Christchurch 6<br />

Albion visit Christchurch.<br />

Lincoln University host<br />

Shirley, while HSOB and New<br />

Brighton meet at Rawhiti<br />

Domain and Linwood visit<br />

Belfast.<br />

Bays wary ahead<br />

of FC Nelson clash<br />

• By Sam Coughlan<br />

FERRYMEAD BAYS will brave<br />

the unknown in their Chatham<br />

Cup third-round away clash with<br />

FC Nelson on Sunday.<br />

<strong>The</strong> two sides have never met<br />

before, which makes preparation<br />

tricky for Bays head coach Alan<br />

Walker.<br />

“We do a little bit of<br />

preparation all the time<br />

on the opposition, their<br />

strengths and weaknesses,<br />

but obviously we don’t<br />

know how they set up,<br />

what they do and where<br />

their strengths and<br />

weaknesses are,” Walker<br />

said.<br />

“So we’ve got to focus on<br />

ourselves more than anything.”<br />

FC Nelson caused an upset<br />

against Southern League side<br />

Nelson Suburbs in the last round<br />

of the Chatham Cup, coming<br />

from behind to win 2-1.<br />

Walker said he anticipated<br />

Alan<br />

Walker<br />

a tough test against the side,<br />

who play in the Nelson Bays<br />

premiership – a step below the<br />

Southern League.<br />

“I know that they’ve got some<br />

good players because I know<br />

some of them. <strong>The</strong> likes of Billy<br />

Scott, Labu Pan, Mark Johnson,<br />

Wesley Olea – there’s<br />

four of them that we<br />

know of that are all good<br />

players.<br />

“So, they’ll be decent.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> Chatham Cup<br />

is arguably the last<br />

competition Bays have<br />

left to play for – they’re<br />

comfortably placed midtable<br />

in the Southern<br />

League and were knocked out<br />

of the English Cup by defending<br />

champions Christchurch United<br />

on Tuesday night, losing 2-1.<br />

Walker said the potential of a<br />

bumper tie against a team from<br />

the North Island would be a big<br />

motivator for his side.<br />

CONTROL: Nikolas Fairley on the ball for Ferrymead Bays<br />

during their English Cup quarter-final loss to Christchurch<br />

United on Tuesday. PHOTO: JIM WATTS PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

<strong>The</strong> earliest they can meet a<br />

team from outside the Mainland<br />

region is the quarter-finals in<br />

the fifth round – Chatham Cup<br />

matches are played between local<br />

teams before then.<br />

“We’ve got a talented group.<br />

We’ve got a lot of good young<br />

players as well,” Walker said.<br />

“To give them the opportunity<br />

of pitting themselves against<br />

some of the better teams from<br />

the north, that’s got to be the<br />

target.<br />

Chatham Cup round 3<br />

(Sunday 1pm)<br />

FC Nelson v Ferrymead<br />

Bays, Guppy Park; Coastal<br />

Spirit v Nomads, Linfield<br />

Park<br />

English Cup quarter-final<br />

Chch Utd 2 Ferrymead<br />

Bays 1<br />

Southern League round 9<br />

Nomads 2 Ferrymead<br />

Bays 1; Cashmere Tech 4<br />

Chch Utd 2; Selwyn Utd 4<br />

FC Twenty 0; Coastal Spirit<br />

5 Universities 1<br />

Southern League points<br />

Cashmere Tech 25;<br />

Coastal 23; Chch Utd<br />

21; Nelson 16; Nomads<br />

14; Bays 10; Dunedin<br />

10; Selwyn 7; Uni 4; FC<br />

Twenty 0<br />

“Once you get to the last eight,<br />

anything can happen. You’re two<br />

games away from the final.”<br />

Kick-off between Bays and FC<br />

Nelson is 1pm on Sunday, the<br />

same time Coastal Spirit and<br />

Nomads meet in the only other<br />

match involving Christchurch<br />

sides.<br />

<strong>The</strong> two winners from those<br />

ties will meet in the fourth<br />

round in three weeks’ time.


Garvey moves closer<br />

to spot on LPGA tour<br />

• By Neville Idour<br />

AMELIA GARVEY has<br />

produced her best effort of the<br />

year with an important tie for<br />

second place on the Epson Tour<br />

at the Firekeepers Casino Hotel<br />

Championship in Michigan.<br />

It has rocketed the Kaiapoi club<br />

professional from <strong>13</strong>5th to 37th<br />

in the ‘Race for the LPGA Tour<br />

Card’, where a top-25 finish is the<br />

goal.<br />

Fellow Kiwi, Aucklander<br />

Fiona Xu is leading the race by a<br />

healthy margin, despite missing<br />

the cut.<br />

For Garvey, it was a consistent<br />

effort with rounds of 73, 68 and<br />

70. Her second placing netted her<br />

a welcome US$<strong>13</strong>,273.<br />

Treacherous winds, intermittent<br />

rain and a demanding course<br />

proved a real challenge.<br />

Despite that, Garvey was<br />

understandably upbeat.<br />

“I think last week (making the<br />

cut at the US Open) was a big<br />

confidence booster. I proved to<br />

ON FORM: Amelia Garvey<br />

finished in a tie for second<br />

place in the latest round of<br />

the Epson Tour.<br />

myself I can compete against the<br />

best players in the world as well<br />

as out here,” she said.<br />

“I have put in a lot of work over<br />

the last few weeks and it seems<br />

it may have paid off a little this<br />

week.”<br />

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Victory over Knights sees<br />

Keas on top of the table<br />

• By Sam Coughlan<br />

THE LINWOOD Keas have<br />

moved clear at the top of the<br />

Canterbury Rugby League table<br />

after ending Riccarton Knights’<br />

six-game winning streak.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Keas won the top-of-thetable<br />

clash 26-10, a result that sees<br />

them move two points ahead of<br />

the Knights.<br />

Linwood have won the<br />

competition in seven of the last<br />

nine seasons and have played in<br />

every final.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y’re now unbeaten in their<br />

last five games after a slightly<br />

wobbly start to the season, which<br />

saw them suffer a draw and a loss<br />

inside their opening four games.<br />

<strong>The</strong> result was revenge for<br />

Riccarton’s 32-24 win over the<br />

Keas in round four.<br />

Hornby Panthers and Halswell<br />

Hornets also picked up wins over<br />

Greymouth Greyhounds and<br />

FEND: Riccarton Knights<br />

fullback Blake Thompson<br />

falls off a tackle against the<br />

Linwood Keas.<br />

PHOTO: ABRAHAM<br />

ATHERTON PHOTOGRAPHY<br />

Eastern Eagles respectively, with<br />

Hornby leapfrogging Eastern into<br />

fourth place.<br />

This weekend sees Linwood visit<br />

Halswell looking to consolidate<br />

their position at the top and stave<br />

off the Hornets, who are also<br />

challenging for top spot.<br />

Riccarton make the trip over the<br />

Alps to take on the Greyhounds at<br />

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CRL Premiership round 9<br />

Halswell 24 Eastern 14;<br />

Hornby 42 Greymouth 10;<br />

Linwood 26 Riccarton 10<br />

Round 10 (Saturday)<br />

Greymouth v Riccarton,<br />

Wingham Park, 2.30pm;<br />

Eastern v Hornby, Wainoni<br />

Park, 2.45pm;<br />

Halswell v Linwood,<br />

Halswell Domain, 2.45pm<br />

Points<br />

Linwood 14; Riccarton<br />

12; Halswell 10; Hornby 9;<br />

Eastern 7; Greymouth 2<br />

Wingham Park, who have picked<br />

up just one win all season, beating<br />

Eastern in round seven.<br />

Eastern host Hornby in<br />

Saturday’s other match, and the<br />

Eagles will be hoping to regain<br />

fourth place after slipping out of<br />

the playoff spots with their loss to<br />

Halswell.<br />

Sub-zero training worth the effort<br />

for Henley-bound rowing crews<br />

• By Jessica Tavendale<br />

AVON ROWERS are just weeks<br />

away from competing in one of<br />

the most prestigious regattas in<br />

the world.<br />

<strong>The</strong> club is sending men’s and<br />

women’s eights to the Henley<br />

Royal Regatta on the River<br />

Thames in Oxfordshire.<br />

It attracts more than 300,000<br />

visitors each year to watch 300<br />

races spread across six days of<br />

elite competition. <strong>The</strong> regatta<br />

includes events for the top clubs,<br />

schools, universities and national<br />

teams across the world..<br />

Elite rowers often compete at<br />

the regatta as a build up to the<br />

Olympics.<br />

“It’s an exciting opportunity,<br />

we are walking into the unknown<br />

a little bit”, said Avon<br />

Rowing Club manager and head<br />

coach of the men’s crew travelling<br />

to Henley, Logan Keys.<br />

“This is the second time the<br />

club has attended Henley and<br />

the first with both a men’s and a<br />

women’s crew.”<br />

Avon sent a men’s eight in<br />

2017. <strong>The</strong>y were eliminated in the<br />

first round.<br />

New Zealand elite rowers<br />

regularly attend the regatta but<br />

clubs sending crews to the event<br />

is rare.<br />

Avon crew member Arlia<br />

O’Sullivan said training in a<br />

New Zealand winter for the<br />

northern hemisphere racing<br />

wasn’t fun.<br />

“Winter is pretty horrible . . .<br />

initially I can’t be bothered but<br />

once I get out there and warm up<br />

after a lap or two I’m fine, but I<br />

definitely do miss the summer,”<br />

she said.<br />

Because four of the women’s<br />

eight study in Dunedin, training<br />

together is a challenge.<br />

“It’s cold for us training in<br />

Christchurch but those girls in<br />

Dunedin are on a whole different<br />

level of cold,” said O’Sullivan.<br />

<strong>The</strong> crew take turns driving<br />

to Dunedin or Christchurch so<br />

they can all train in the boat<br />

together. Occasionally they have<br />

met in the middle to train at<br />

Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel.<br />

“Our training camps in Twizel<br />

are next level. Nobody wants to<br />

go out rowing when it’s minus<br />

four degrees and your oar is<br />

completely frosted over,” said cox<br />

Bella Murray.<br />

“But that’s when we remember<br />

our why, and we push through it<br />

as a squad.<br />

“I do think that while the<br />

girls are managing university<br />

and work, it’s been pretty<br />

challenging for them to keep up<br />

good standards with training<br />

TRAINING: Arlia O’Sullivan, left, Saskia Klinkenberg, Bella Murray, Manaia Butler and Katie<br />

Bell are part of the Avon eight who have endured winter training sessions, including<br />

in sub-zero temperatures at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel, on their way to the prestigious<br />

Henley Royal Regatta.<br />

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and eating and sleeping enough<br />

. . . [but] they’re a bunch of<br />

determined girls, they do it and<br />

they get it done,” said Murray.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> training has been a step<br />

up for the girls. <strong>The</strong>y are used to<br />

doing 16kms in a summer season<br />

session. Now they are doing up<br />

to 24km in a single session,” said<br />

Murray.<br />

It is costing each rower about<br />

$5000 to get to Henley.<br />

Said Keys: “It’s an expensive<br />

endeavour but potentially a once<br />

in a lifetime opportunity”.


<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>13</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

30<br />

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

Penney’s future in hands of his players<br />

Bevan Sisson<br />

Rugby matters<br />

I AM OF an age where you were<br />

sent home with a report card that<br />

needed to be signed off by your<br />

parents. Regular comments on<br />

mine were: “Needs to try harder<br />

– easily distracted C–.”<br />

What would Rob Penney’s<br />

report card mention after the<br />

<strong>2024</strong> Super Rugby season?<br />

Penney played his club rugby<br />

for the mighty Burnside team<br />

before playing more than 100<br />

games for Canterbury.<br />

He then turned out for Marlborough,<br />

before embarking on a<br />

coaching career which involved<br />

roles as Crusaders assistant coach<br />

in 2005, Canterbury head coach,<br />

NZ U20s, Munster in Ireland, the<br />

Shining Arcs in Japan, then the<br />

Waratahs, back to Japan and now<br />

at the Crusaders for <strong>2024</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> last few months would<br />

no doubt have been his most<br />

challenging; arriving back to a<br />

province he has deep connections<br />

with, and also a public which<br />

doesn’t take losing easily.<br />

With a well-documented injury<br />

list and high profile players gone<br />

to greener pastures, it didn’t<br />

exactly create the perfect start.<br />

ROUGH START: After a debut Super Rugby season to forget, questions are being asked about<br />

Crusaders coach Rob Penney’s future with the franchise.<br />

PHOTO: GETTY<br />

But injuries and retirements<br />

are part of the game and other<br />

franchises were similarly hit.<br />

One factor to consider is the<br />

coaching set-up.<br />

It is important a coaching<br />

group has a similar philosophy<br />

regarding selections, game plans,<br />

and culture. That’s why the likes<br />

of Joe Schmidt added Mike Cron<br />

to the Australian set up; Tony<br />

Brown stayed loyal to Jamie<br />

Joseph and Scott Robertson has<br />

surrounded himself with coaches<br />

he knows and trusts.<br />

Once you have created a<br />

coaching and management<br />

group, you tend to take them<br />

with you as you progress.<br />

Penney stepped into a coaching<br />

group like an arranged marriage.<br />

Already locked in were Dan<br />

Perrin, James Marshall, Matt<br />

Todd and Tamati Ellison, who<br />

has been part of the Crusaders<br />

set-up since 2021.<br />

Did that combination click?<br />

With the added pressure of<br />

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losing, did it create some internal<br />

finger pointing which then added<br />

to the lack of cohesion?<br />

Teams pick up when not all<br />

is right within the management<br />

group and small cliques can<br />

develop as players back their<br />

favourites.<br />

When the Crusaders board<br />

meet to do their inevitable report<br />

and discuss the look of the next<br />

few years, the player reviews<br />

will be paramount to how long<br />

Penney calls Rugby Park home.<br />

If the players’ leadership group<br />

highlight a concern with regard<br />

to selection strategies, game plan<br />

confusion, and a fractured culture,<br />

then his time is done.<br />

If it shows the coaching group<br />

is in sync with each other, the<br />

atmosphere was great and it was<br />

just a on-off year with a number<br />

of outside factors, then he stays.<br />

Does Penney deserve to see out<br />

his contract? I believe so.<br />

Aside from Ellison, who is<br />

spoken highly of within the<br />

playing group and is respected<br />

enough that Robertson<br />

added him to the All Black<br />

management team, Penney<br />

should pick his own coaching<br />

set up and re-advertise the other<br />

assistant roles.<br />

If he believes the group he has<br />

is the one for him, then great.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y can move forward. If, deep<br />

down, he knows they didn’t click<br />

then he should be allowed to<br />

move them on.<br />

At the end of the day it’s his<br />

name in the headlines so he deserves<br />

to control his own destiny.<br />

My report card rating for<br />

Penney: C+. Has room for<br />

improvement.<br />

• Sisson is a former<br />

player, Lincoln,<br />

Lincoln University and<br />

representative coach and<br />

New Zealand age group<br />

selector<br />

Women’s rugby ‘a different product’<br />

<strong>Star</strong> News Facebook<br />

page commenters<br />

react to Sisson’s column<br />

last week on women’s<br />

rugby<br />

Super Rugby Aupiki was just<br />

a poor product. <strong>The</strong> standard is<br />

pretty low. If it can’t earn enough<br />

to cover its costs, changes are<br />

needed. Yes, NPC needs some<br />

hard decisions taken too. Back to<br />

an amateur competition maybe<br />

played in zones with a national<br />

playoff? Maybe women’s game<br />

needs to focus on sevens where<br />

they are actually quite good?<br />

- Steve Walsh<br />

I’m trying to get my head<br />

around the logic in this opinion<br />

article. Professional women’s<br />

rugby is new to the scene in New<br />

Zealand. It provides a different<br />

rugby product. Let it find itself<br />

and let the public show what they<br />

want. Personally, I enjoy Aupiki<br />

as a rugby watch. It brings back a<br />

lot of the aspects of the game lost<br />

in top level men’s professional<br />

code.<br />

- Rick Horsfall<br />

In professional sport, money<br />

matters. Does the product on<br />

the field generate money off<br />

the field? If it doesn’t, then a<br />

timeline/forecast for when that<br />

can happen is pretty important.<br />

If that forecast isn’t met, then<br />

it’s gotta go. Look at the ARU<br />

UNSUSTAINABLE: A<br />

crowd of only 2500<br />

turned out to watch<br />

Matutū play the Blues<br />

in Invercargill in March.<br />

PHOTO: GETTY<br />

situation with Melbourne, an<br />

unsustainable team that is now<br />

binned.<br />

What is very probable is the<br />

more profitable men’s game props<br />

up the women’s name, à la NBA<br />

and WNBA. How long can NZR<br />

sustain that though?<br />

- Matt Carnihan<br />

First off, as for Matatū, the<br />

South Island has traditionally<br />

played in white jerseys, not the<br />

current budget teal look. Which,<br />

to be honest, looks nothing more<br />

then a training jersey at best.<br />

Yes, image and quality product<br />

is important. <strong>The</strong> women’s<br />

game has been focused more<br />

on personalities that in most<br />

cases do not resonate with the<br />

public. We need four teams and<br />

we can sustain four teams with<br />

a genuine, trans-Tasman comp,<br />

played alongside the men’s comp.<br />

Otherwise, once the Warriors<br />

field a women’s team next year,<br />

the horse will have bolted.<br />

- Paul Steele<br />

Pathetic analysis of women’s<br />

game. Men’s crowds are crap!<br />

You obviously haven’t heard<br />

of plans of sponsorship in the<br />

future. NZR will most probably<br />

spend their share on elite. Stuff<br />

the grassroots.<br />

- Gabe Grace<br />

It’s time to cut this fair PC<br />

crap. Let’s be honest here, it’s<br />

all paid for via the men’s comp.<br />

<strong>The</strong> skills are poor, if not on<br />

the embarrassing side. I’m all<br />

for participating, but in no way<br />

should rugby be a professional<br />

sport for women.<br />

- Darren O’Leary<br />

<strong>The</strong> NZRFU has underfunded<br />

the women’s game for years. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

have set up a not fit-for-purpose<br />

Aupiki competition that is<br />

making it difficult for the Black<br />

Ferns 15s to keep up with the<br />

might of what the English and<br />

France rugby unions are doing.<br />

I do believe that the attitude<br />

of New Zealand needs to change<br />

towards women’s rugby and see it<br />

for what it is – rugby.<br />

In England, they get it. Punters<br />

turn up because they love rugby<br />

as a game. <strong>The</strong>y get a lot of<br />

publicity and people are invested<br />

in them as players.<br />

I think the NZRFU needs to<br />

make it a priority for a Aupiki<br />

competition and make it easier<br />

for people to buy supporters’ gear<br />

to develop that brand awareness<br />

and tribalism that other teams<br />

enjoy.<br />

- Shelley Guðmundsdóttir<br />

It is sport and needs to be<br />

looked at differently. If you get<br />

rid of every sport that doesn’t<br />

make money we will only have<br />

the ABs and where are they<br />

going to come from as every<br />

team under them does not make<br />

money. Maybe cut back on the<br />

number of assistants and hangers<br />

on that are getting paid.<br />

- Brian Johnstone<br />

Doesn’t matter how you spin it,<br />

women’s rugby is a bloody joke.<br />

Running one off then dropping<br />

the ball or knocking on. So<br />

bloody boring I wouldn’t go if<br />

you gave me tickets to a box with<br />

free beer. Watching the grass<br />

grow is more interesting.<br />

- Jim Smith<br />

I bet you no one can name<br />

the starting 15 from their local<br />

Aupiki side, because no one cares<br />

and a very small number of those<br />

have probably ever been to a<br />

game live too.


A SPOT IN the Super Rugby<br />

Pacific final will be up for<br />

grabs tomorrow night when<br />

the Blues welcome the ACT<br />

Brumbies to Eden Park.<br />

<strong>The</strong> action will then<br />

continue on Saturday when the<br />

Hurricanes take on the Chiefs<br />

at Sky Stadium in Wellington.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Blues and Brumbies<br />

kick off at 7.05pm while the<br />

Hurricanes and Chiefs game<br />

will start at 4.35pm in front of<br />

what is expected to be a sellout<br />

crowd.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Chiefs were first to book<br />

their semi-final berth with<br />

a win over the Queensland<br />

Reds last Friday before the<br />

Hurricanes secured home<br />

ground advantage for their<br />

semi clash with a 47-20 win<br />

over the Melbourne Rebels.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Blues cruised past the<br />

Fijian Drua 36-5 in Auckland<br />

last weekend to secure their<br />

semi, while the Brumbies<br />

progressed with a 32-16 victory<br />

over the Highlanders in<br />

Canberra.<br />

A new Super Rugby Pacific<br />

champion will be crowned<br />

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after the final on <strong>June</strong> 24<br />

after the defending champion<br />

Crusaders missed out on the<br />

finals for the first time since<br />

2015.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hurricanes were the last<br />

team to win the trophy before<br />

the Crusaders began their<br />

historic run.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Chiefs last won the title<br />

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27-22 in Hamilton for their<br />

second in a row, while the<br />

Brumbies and Blues haven’t<br />

lifted the trophy since 2004<br />

and 2003 respectively.<br />

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Thursday <strong>13</strong> to Wednesday 19 <strong>June</strong> <strong>2024</strong><br />

ARMADILLO'S BECKENHAM, 155<br />

Colombo St: Saturday 9pm - Red Zone.<br />

A ROLLING STONE, 579 Colombo St:<br />

Thursday 7pm – NZ Songwriters in the Round<br />

presents Songwriters’ Open Mic Night hosted<br />

by Phil Doublet, all original material welcome,<br />

free. Friday 7pm – ‘Dirty Old Town’ Irish Night<br />

Special Edition dedicated to Ian Costello RIP,<br />

with <strong>The</strong> Wild Colonial Boys feat Brendan<br />

Gregg and Johnny Ginger (ex Black Velvet<br />

Band) and Drummie Dan Heatley (ex Shane<br />

MacGowan and the Popes), dinner specials,<br />

free. Saturday 8.30pm – ‘Fixing Heads &<br />

Chasing Tails’ – Nyree Huyser (<strong>The</strong> Voice<br />

Australia) Debut Album Release Party, with a<br />

live 1 hour set and plenty of dancing, tickets<br />

$20+BF from<br />

trybooking.com/nz/events/landing/12525 or<br />

door sales. Sunday 2pm – Christchurch<br />

Musicians’ Club Day Jam, free; 6pm –<br />

Canterbury Blues Club Jam Night with house<br />

band, all welcome, members free, non members<br />

koha entry. Monday 7pm – Believe It or Not<br />

Quiz, table bookings 03-377-4787, all welcome,<br />

lots of fun and prizes, free.<br />

AVONHEAD TAVERN, 120 Withells Rd:<br />

Friday 7.30pm - Live music.<br />

BALCAIRN HALL, Sth Amberley: Saturday<br />

7.30pm - <strong>The</strong> Andrew London Duo.<br />

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BILL'S BAR, 1 Halswell Rd: Thursday 7pm -<br />

TP Karaoke. Friday 7.30pm - TP Karaoke.<br />

Saturday 7pm - Raisin Tooth Sunday - Fired Up<br />

Karaoke.<br />

BRIDIE'S BAR, 401 Worcester St: Friday<br />

4pm - DJ Rakinem. Saturday 3pm - Titanic;<br />

6pm - DJ Rakinem.<br />

CASHMERE CLUB, 50 Colombo St: Friday<br />

7.30pm - <strong>The</strong> Party Singers.<br />

CHATS BAR, 251 Travis Rd: Wednesday - DJ<br />

Chick Karaoke.<br />

CHCH CASINO, 30 Victoria St: Friday<br />

5.30pm - Rockabella; 9pm - Nightwatch.<br />

Saturday 5.30pm - Smoothtalk; 9pm -<br />

Mindblank.<br />

CHCH FOLK MUSIC CLUB, Irish Society<br />

Hall, 29 Domain Tce: Sunday 7.30pm -<br />

Andrew London Duo.<br />

FAT EDDIES, 76 Hereford St: Thursday<br />

4.30pm - Josh & Gina Keating; 8pm - Live Band<br />

Karaoke; 11.30pm - Assembly Required. Friday<br />

5pm - Curio Club; 8.30pm - Duval Experience;<br />

Midnight - Corner Sounds. Saturday 5pm -<br />

Nick & Dan; 8.30pm - Mirrors; Midnight - Jinx.<br />

Sunday 1pm - NZMSM Showcase; 6pm -<br />

Nicole & Freddie.<br />

HORNBY CLUB, 17 Carmen Rd: Friday<br />

6.30pm - Ian Mac. Sunday 3pm - Vicki<br />

Galloway-Downes.<br />

KAIAPOI CLUB, 1<strong>13</strong> Raven Quay: Friday<br />

21st <strong>June</strong>, 6.30am - Rise n Rave Rave, $10 entry.<br />

Saturday 22nd <strong>June</strong>, 8pm - DnD Showband<br />

presents A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, tickets at<br />

club or eventbrite.co.nz.<br />

LYTTELTON CLUB 328, 23 Dublin St,<br />

Lyttelton: Sunday 2.30pm - Live jam session<br />

feat. Lounge Dogs (covers/originals). Sunday<br />

30th <strong>June</strong>, 3pm - Madsen Promotions presents<br />

Eagles Tribute, tickets $30 at the bar.<br />

MICKY FINN'S, 85a Hereford St: Friday<br />

10.30pm - In the City. Saturday 10.30pm -<br />

Shadow Puppet.<br />

NEW BRIGHTON CLUB, 202 Marine Pde:<br />

Friday 7pm - Level 6.<br />

NEW BRIGHTON SILVER BAND, St<br />

Christophers Church, 244 Avonhead Rd:<br />

Saturday 22nd <strong>June</strong>, 2.30pm - <strong>The</strong> New<br />

Brighton Silver Band and popular soloists:<br />

Charlotte Price (Flute), George Ren (Piccolo),<br />

Hannah Brand (Piano), Miriam Brand (Organ)<br />

and <strong>The</strong> McBride Duo (Vocalists). Admission:<br />

Adults - $10, Scholars - $5, Children under 5 -<br />

free. Tickets will be available at the door.<br />

RACECOURSE HOTEL, 118 Raceourse<br />

Rd: Friday 7pm - Disco & Karaoke with DJ<br />

Chick.<br />

RICHMOND CLUB, '<strong>The</strong> Borough', 75<br />

London St: Friday 7pm - Unhinged. Saturday<br />

7pm - MockingBird. Sunday 3pm - Ananda &<br />

Ants.<br />

ROSE & THISTLE, 24a Main North Rd:<br />

Friday 8.30pm - A&J Karaoke. Saturday 8.30pm<br />

- Red Weekend. Sunday 4.30pm - Scottish Fling<br />

with Willie McArthur.<br />

SHARKEY'S BAR, 96 Hoon Hay Rd: Friday<br />

7pm - Jayson. Saturday 7pm - Karaoke. Sunday<br />

4pm - Open Mic. with Copper Wine.<br />

STOCK XCHANGE, 110 Marshland Rd:<br />

Friday 7.30pm - DJ Chick Karaoke.<br />

TEMP'S BAR, 21 Goulding Ave: Saturday<br />

8.30pm - No Secrets.<br />

THE BLACK HORSE, Lincoln Rd: Saturday<br />

7pm - Speedboat. Wednesday 7pm - Karaoke.<br />

THE BOG, 50 Victoria St: Thursday 7pm -<br />

Quiz. Friday 6pm - Stephen McDaid; 10pm - 12<br />

Gauge. Saturday 5pm - Josh Keaint; 11pm -<br />

Triple J. Sunday 5pm - <strong>The</strong> Meaniez. Monday<br />

6pm - Sionna. Tuesday 7.30pm - Jamesons Irish<br />

Sessions. Wednesday 6pm - Sionna.<br />

THE BOWER, 487 New Brighton Rd:<br />

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THE CHURCH PUB, 124 Worcester St:<br />

Thursday 8pm - <strong>The</strong> Unholy Trinity. Friday<br />

5.30pm - Black & Gold Duo; 9.30pm - Chilton<br />

House. Saturday 4.30pm - Night Owls; 9.30pm -<br />

Oval House. Sunday 3pm - Leighton Fairlie;<br />

7pm - In Madrid.<br />

THE EMBANKMENT, 181 Ferry Rd: Friday<br />

9pm - Open Mic. Wednesday - Carpathia<br />

(Kevin Emmett, Jared Williams & Chris Baker).<br />

THE FITZ2, 77 Stevens St: Tuesday 7pm -<br />

Karaoke.<br />

THE MILLER BAR, 308 Lincoln Rd: Friday<br />

9.30pm - Girl from Mars. Saturday 9.30pm -<br />

Flat City Brotherhood. Sunday 6pm - Karaoke.<br />

Tuesday 7pm - Quiz. Wednesday 7.30pm -<br />

Karaoke.<br />

THE PEG, 899 Main North Rd, Belfast:<br />

Friday 7.30pm - Hired Guns.<br />

THE RICCS, 280 Blenheim Rd: Friday<br />

7.30pm - DJ Chick Karaoke. Saturday 7.30pm -<br />

Nexus.<br />

THE ROCKPOOL, 85 Hereford St:<br />

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THE SIDELINE SPORTS BAR, 331<br />

Stanmore Rd: Thursday 7pm - Jam Night<br />

with Ritchie Gillies & Nick Buchanan.<br />

WOODSTOCK ADDINGTON, 291 Lincoln<br />

Rd: Wednesday 7pm - Open Mic.<br />

WOOLSTON WMC, 43 Hargood St:<br />

Saturday 7pm - Deb's Country presents<br />

Country Music Showcase feat. Zac Griffith,<br />

Maddison Connor, Allan Barron, <strong>The</strong> Connor<br />

Family, with guests Debi McGirr-Harkerss, Evan<br />

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AIRMAN RON will be<br />

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Wigram New Worlds for the<br />

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rescue helicopters.<br />

Ron Towner gained the<br />

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years ago when he raised<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Canterbury rescue choppers’<br />

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