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<strong>The</strong> city council’s annual<br />

Tīrama Mai event starts a the<br />

weekend, celebrating Puaka-<br />

Matarik in the heart of the city.<br />

Te Matatiki Toi Ora <strong>The</strong> Art<br />

Centre, Te Pae and Riverside<br />

Market will feature a range of<br />

art and lighting installations<br />

each evening from 5pm until<br />

10pm, from tomorrow until<br />

Sunday, <strong>June</strong> 30.<br />

City council manager of<br />

events and arts Lucy Blackmore<br />

said the annual event, which<br />

celebrates the Puaka and Matariki<br />

stars through art and light<br />

installations, projections, music<br />

soundscapes and storytelling is<br />

always evolving with new commissioned<br />

works.<br />

“An installation of<br />

Papatūānuku, titled MOTHER,<br />

will stand four metres high and<br />

two metres wide, featuring a<br />

stunning design by Xoë Hall, lit<br />

up from inside,” Blackmore said.<br />

It will be in the North Quad of<br />

<strong>The</strong> Art Centre.<br />

“We’ve also partnered with<br />

Trees for Canterbury to give<br />

away <strong>20</strong>00 small native trees<br />

over the festival. Planting a new<br />

tree in your backyard is a great<br />

Your daily<br />

bread<br />

baked fresh<br />

each day<br />

way to celebrate the time of<br />

renewal that Te Tau Hou (the<br />

Māori New Year) brings, and we<br />

encourage people to take up this<br />

opportunity.”<br />

On select nights, the giveaway<br />

will be based in front of Te<br />

Pae.<br />

Te Pae has close to 10 installations,<br />

including new lightbox<br />

artworks and a projection animation<br />

by Ariki Creative.<br />

“Other giveaways during the<br />

festival include light-up yo-yos<br />

from our sponsor, Orion, for the<br />

young and young of heart, and<br />

a free sausage sizzle run by <strong>The</strong><br />

Hits FM,” Blackmore said.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re will also be storytelling<br />

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<strong>The</strong> Arts Centre will be<br />

hosting a number of events,<br />

including Te Waiatatanga Mai<br />

o Te Atua (Song of the Gods),<br />

a brand-new exhibition a the<br />

Observatory tower which tells a<br />

version of the Ngāi Tahu creation<br />

story, as written down in<br />

1849 by Matiaha Tiramōrehu.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Matariki Midwinter<br />

Celebration invites attendees to<br />

honour a loved one who made<br />

a significant impac this year,<br />

while the two-night Garden<br />

City Mākete will feature local<br />

artisans, live performances, and<br />

food offerings. <strong>The</strong>re will also be<br />

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Matariki, the Māori<br />

New Year, is a time of<br />

cultural and spiritual<br />

significance. <strong>The</strong><br />

annual event marks<br />

the appearance of<br />

the Matariki star<br />

cluster, also known as<br />

Pleiades, in the early<br />

morning sky.<br />

When these nine<br />

stars become visible, it<br />

signifies the start of a<br />

new year in the Māori<br />

lunar calendar.<br />

Matariki comes<br />

from the phrase<br />

“Ngā mata o te ariki<br />

Tāwhirimātea”, “the<br />

eyes of the god<br />

Tāwhirimātea” and<br />

translates to “little<br />

eyes”, highlighting the<br />

stars’ role as important<br />

markers of time and<br />

seasonal change.<br />

<strong>The</strong> exact date<br />

varies each year, as it<br />

is determined by the<br />

appearance of the<br />

Matariki star cluster in<br />

the predawn sky.<br />

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MAYOR PHIL Mauger is “very<br />

disappointed” SailGP won’t be<br />

returning to Lyttelton Harbour<br />

next year, but said the invitation<br />

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“We put in a huge<br />

effort to make this<br />

work for the last two<br />

years in a row and the<br />

events were fantastic,”<br />

Mauger said.<br />

SailGP announced<br />

yesterday season five of<br />

the New Zealand Sail<br />

Grand Prix would not<br />

be held in Lyttelton Harbour,<br />

after withdrawing from its hosting<br />

agreement with ChristchurchNZ.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re were signals the <strong>20</strong>25<br />

competition would not be back<br />

after this year’s racing wrapped<br />

up, Mauger said.<br />

In March, SailGP chief<br />

executive Sir Russell Coutts<br />

criticised authorities for<br />

“unprecedented layers of<br />

bureaucracy and red tape”.<br />

Phil Mauger<br />

A day of sailing was cancelled<br />

due to regulations protecting<br />

the vulnerable Hector’s dolphin.<br />

Otago University zoology<br />

professor Liz Slooten has been a<br />

leading critic of hosting SailGP<br />

in Lyttelton Harbour due to<br />

risks of disturbing or<br />

harming marine mammals.<br />

“I’m delighted to hear<br />

that they have decided not<br />

to come back to Christchurch,”<br />

she said.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y’ve finally seen<br />

sense and decided that this<br />

is not a good location.”<br />

Slooten said protecting<br />

Hector’s dolphins should be<br />

prioritised over the economic<br />

benefits of the event.<br />

“Even with that, these dolphins<br />

are really important for<br />

tourism in Banks Peninsula so<br />

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She suggested hosting<br />

the event in Auckland or<br />

Queenstown would be safer for<br />

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Police rescue seal as silly season starts.4<br />

Restraining order for gang pad...............6-7<br />

Timmis beats treadmill record......................8<br />

From drop-out to garden guru..................10<br />

New golf centre at Clearwater....................12<br />

Readers’ letters..........................................................22<br />

Weekend sport roundup ............................... 24<br />

Bevan Sisson on ‘rugby matters’...............25<br />

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Today until <strong>June</strong> 30<br />

Celebrate Matariki with talented artists from Ōtautahi<br />

and beyond. Gather your friends and whānau for music,<br />

performances, workshops, kapa haka, kai, mākete, and much<br />

more. <strong>The</strong>re’s a stellar line-up of concerts in the Great Hall<br />

including Dillastrate x Harmony & Rhythm on today, Māmā<br />

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and <strong>The</strong> Māreikura on Saturday. Full details at artscentre.org.nz<br />

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Until <strong>June</strong> 30<br />

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around the world. Includes a line-up of 43 features, 23 shorts<br />

and 28 immersive projects. As well as screenings, there a schools<br />

programme, industry events and a pitching competition. You<br />

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A SPORTSMAN has pleaded<br />

guilty to a lesser charge of<br />

wilful damage after being<br />

accused of dishonestly taking a<br />

vehicle and intentional damage<br />

after Cup Day last year.<br />

<strong>The</strong> man appeared in the<br />

district court on Friday, where<br />

he admitted the reduced<br />

charge, the New Zealand Herald<br />

reported.<br />

An interim suppression order<br />

prevented the man’s name and<br />

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

Guilty plea over Cup Day vehicle incident<br />

25th Home & Leisure Show<br />

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THE STAR Media Home<br />

& Leisure Show is back for<br />

<strong>20</strong>24 with a very special 25th<br />

anniversary event.<br />

Running across three days<br />

from Friday, July 5 to Sunday,<br />

July 7, the Home & Leisure Show<br />

will be bursting with thousands<br />

of inspiring ideas, innovative<br />

products and on-trend solutions<br />

for your home.<br />

<strong>The</strong> event is free to enter and is<br />

ideal for anyone who is thinking<br />

of renovating or doing home<br />

improvements, or simply loves<br />

all things home and leisure. Not<br />

only that, but one lucky attendee<br />

will win a $10,000 shopping<br />

spree from Smiths City.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re will be a huge range of<br />

products and services on show.<br />

You’ll also have the chance to<br />

speak to experts who will be<br />

holding a variety of free seminars,<br />

sponsored by Resene Paints,<br />

and will be on hand to share top<br />

tips and advice and answer any<br />

questions.<br />

Event manager Juliet Dickson<br />

says the Home & Leisure Show<br />

is the “go to place to see the<br />

latest trends and innovations for<br />

your home and enjoy show-only<br />

specials” as well as getting the<br />

chance to see brand-new<br />

exhibitors.<br />

any details that may identify<br />

him from being published.<br />

He was initially charged<br />

with taking a car “dishonestly<br />

and without claim” but not<br />

in circumstances amounting<br />

to theft; and intentionally<br />

damaging the car owner’s<br />

garage door, the Herald<br />

reported.<br />

He pleaded not guilty to those<br />

charges and elected a trial by<br />

judge alone. But on Friday he<br />

entered a guilty plea to one<br />

charge of wilful damage. He<br />

will be sentenced in October.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Herald was also granted<br />

access to the court file on the<br />

incident that led to the man<br />

being arrested and charged.<br />

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

from Wednesday, November<br />

15, <strong>20</strong>23, said the man was at<br />

a suburban address when the<br />

occupants asked him to leave as<br />

he was “disrespectful to other<br />

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He got into a car parked in<br />

the driveway. <strong>The</strong> keys were<br />

inside and he started the<br />

car and “accelerated up the<br />

driveway”, the Herald reported.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> defendant crashed the<br />

vehicle into the victim’s garage,<br />

causing substantial damage<br />

to the garage and the vehicle,”<br />

police said.<br />

“He exited the vehicle and left<br />

the address on foot.”<br />

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In Brief<br />

Synod to consider<br />

cathedral cost-saving<br />

Cost-cutting measures for<br />

the Christ Church Cathedral<br />

restoration could save about $30<br />

million but leave the building<br />

less resistant to earthquakes.<br />

<strong>The</strong> costs blow out of more than<br />

$140m has put the project into<br />

doubt unless savings are found.<br />

If motions are approved by the<br />

Anglican Diocesan Synod this<br />

weekend, expensive earthquakeproofing<br />

base isolators will be<br />

scrapped.<br />

Mama Hooch brothers<br />

to appeal sentences<br />

<strong>The</strong> two brothers convicted of<br />

drink spiking and sexual assault<br />

at Mama Hooch bar will appear<br />

in court to appeal their sentences<br />

and convictions in October.<br />

Danny and Roberto Jaz were<br />

sentenced to 16-and-a-half-years<br />

and 17 years imprisonment<br />

respectively last August. <strong>The</strong><br />

brothers lodged their appeal last<br />

September which will be heard<br />

by the Christchurch High Court.<br />

Covid-19 numbers still<br />

high but decreasing<br />

Weekly Covid-19 cases have<br />

gone down in Canterbury, as<br />

well as nationally. Canterbury<br />

recorded 763 new cases in<br />

the week ending Monday, a<br />

decrease of 87. Canterbury still<br />

has the highest number of cases<br />

nationally. Auckland was second<br />

with 458. <strong>The</strong>re have been 4788<br />

new cases reported nationally, a<br />

decrease of 442. Of the reported<br />

cases, 3560 were active, and 3021<br />

were reinfections. Thirty-seven<br />

people have died, with four from<br />

Canterbury.<br />

Port tours return<br />

<strong>The</strong> Lyttelton Port Company<br />

is hosting open days for the<br />

first time in 15 years with<br />

all proceeds being donated<br />

to Cholmondeley Children’s<br />

Centre. For $5 per person,<br />

visitors will get a behind the<br />

scenes look at the South Island’s<br />

largest port. From July 16-19,<br />

there will be two hour-long<br />

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NEWS<br />

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Police rescue seal as silly season starts<br />

POLICE HAVE been involved<br />

in the unusual apprehension of a<br />

seal, found on a road in the dead<br />

of night.<br />

At 3am on <strong>June</strong> 8, police<br />

received a report a seal was on<br />

the road, near the Ellesmere Rd<br />

and Edward St intersection in<br />

Lincoln.<br />

After arriving at the scene,<br />

Constable Bryan McQueen’s<br />

coat was deployed as a tactical<br />

measure. From there, the seal<br />

“cuffed itself” by wriggling down<br />

the sleeves in an effort to escape<br />

custody.<br />

“It worked out perfectly for us,”<br />

McQueen said.<br />

He was unsure how the seal<br />

came to be on the road.<br />

“We can only assume it’s come<br />

up the water race from Lake<br />

Ellesmere.”<br />

Once captured, its release was<br />

approved by the Department of<br />

Conservation, and the seal was<br />

transported to the Estuary.<br />

But it was an unruly passenger,<br />

doing anything it could to let<br />

police know its displeasure.<br />

“It wasn’t very happy to be riding<br />

with police.<br />

“It was trying to chew up the<br />

dash of the police car, and anything<br />

else it could sink its teeth<br />

into,” McQueen said.<br />

Once at the Estuary, the officers<br />

freed the feisty seal from its<br />

fluffy cell by cutting open the<br />

CUFFED: A seal spotted on the road at night was rescued<br />

by police and transported back to sea.<br />

sleeve of McQueen’s jacket.<br />

“We sacrificed the jacket to<br />

keep the wee fella safe, and it was<br />

a worthwhile sacrifice.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> seal’s adventure comes at<br />

the start of a period often referred<br />

to as ‘seal silly season’.<br />

“From <strong>June</strong> to September, we<br />

start to see young seals begin<br />

to explore their environment,<br />

often showing up in unexpected<br />

places,” DOC marine science<br />

advisor Dr Jody Weir said.<br />

Kekeno, or New Zealand fur<br />

seals, are marine mammals that<br />

spend considerable time on land,<br />

resting but occasionally exploring.<br />

Although they are usually<br />

found on rocky shores, their<br />

natural curiosity sometimes leads<br />

them several kilometres inland.<br />

“Young seals, still dependent<br />

on their mother’s milk, tend to<br />

venture further afield during this<br />

period. It’s common to find them<br />

on roads, in backyards, or even<br />

on living room sofas,” Weir said.<br />

This year has been particularly<br />

challenging for New Zealand’s<br />

fur seals, with more than 1000<br />

deaths due to starvation along<br />

the Kaikōura coast.<br />

Last year, seals were spotted in<br />

unexpected places, such as the<br />

car park of KFC in Papakura and<br />

Bunnings in Whangarei. In these<br />

instances, DOC intervened to<br />

relocate the seals safely back to<br />

the water.<br />

“Most seals people encounter<br />

are healthy, and behaviours like<br />

regurgitating, sneezing, coughing,<br />

or crying are normal.<br />

“People should enjoy observing<br />

them from a distance and<br />

contact DOC only if they are in<br />

immediate danger, such as being<br />

on a road, severely injured, or<br />

tangled in debris,” Weir said.<br />

HOW YOU CAN HELP<br />

PROTECT SEALS<br />

If you see a seal that is<br />

severely injured, being<br />

harassed, or in danger,<br />

please call 0800 DOC<br />

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Airport announces<br />

NEWS 5<br />

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CHRISTCHURCH Airport<br />

has unveiled a plan to upgrade<br />

its terminal ahead of an influx<br />

of international visitors this<br />

summer.<br />

At an event to launch the<br />

upgrade yesterday morning,<br />

airport chief executive Justin<br />

Watson said the project will<br />

deliver 12 new eateries, new retail<br />

spaces, upgraded bathrooms, a<br />

new parent’s room, a remodelled<br />

food court and a large children’s<br />

play area.<br />

He said it is the first major upgrade<br />

since the terminal opened<br />

in <strong>20</strong>13.<br />

“This major project will take a<br />

great terminal and make it even<br />

greater.<br />

“It’ll modernise our food and<br />

beverage offering with a distinctly<br />

Kiwi flavour and provide<br />

much-needed entertainment.”<br />

Two of the new eateries, Fush<br />

and Tātou, will be operated by<br />

Christchurch entrepreneurs Anton<br />

and Jess Matthews and Māia<br />

Gooday.<br />

“We’re excited. <strong>The</strong>re’s probably<br />

no better place for us to show<br />

manaakitanga than at the South<br />

Island’s gateway,” said Anton.<br />

Shawn Kim and Yong Song,<br />

who already own Sushi Platter in<br />

the terminal, will open three new<br />

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Pantry in the regional departure lounge.<br />

outlets in the food court.<br />

Global company SSP Group<br />

has also secured a contract to<br />

manage several new outlets at<br />

Christchurch Airport.<br />

Airport general manager of<br />

customer and commercial David<br />

Cooper said SSP will contribute<br />

to the modern, refreshed area.<br />

“SSP specialise in airport food<br />

and beverage offerings and operate<br />

in 37 countries,” Cooper said.<br />

SSP will operate seven outlets.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re’ll be an impressive<br />

and inviting bar and restaurant<br />

named Portal at the top of the<br />

escalator where Number 8 café<br />

is now, a new café Fern and Co<br />

beside the entry to aviation security<br />

and a new café Urban Pantry<br />

in the regional departure lounge<br />

which includes a range of ‘grab<br />

and go’ options. <strong>The</strong>y’ll also have<br />

an all-day café called Discovered<br />

in international arrivals.”<br />

Business Canterbury chief<br />

executive Leeann Watson said<br />

the investment was “a win for the<br />

region’s businesses”.<br />

Justin Watson said the upgrade<br />

should be completed by<br />

December with predictions that<br />

visitor numbers will be even<br />

higher than last summer.<br />

“Last summer season (from<br />

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track to top that next summer<br />

season,” he said.<br />

ChchNZ accepts<br />

SailGP withdraw<br />

• From page 1<br />

Lyttelton Harbour Business<br />

Association chair Siouxzi Rowe<br />

was “surprised” by SailGP’s<br />

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hosting agreement for next year.<br />

“It would have been a bonus<br />

and a benefit to us, but I mean<br />

we’ll just have to carry on.”<br />

Though not a devastating<br />

economic loss, Rowe said<br />

the competition had been<br />

beneficial for giving Lyttelton<br />

an international profile.<br />

A post-event report for<br />

SailGP by Deloitte outlined the<br />

benefits of the March event,<br />

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impact of $33.7 million for<br />

Canterbury, with a gross<br />

expenditure of $15.4 million<br />

by the league and competing<br />

teams.<br />

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<strong>20</strong>24 event generated a visitor<br />

spend of $3.3 million. This was<br />

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<strong>The</strong> withdrawal decision<br />

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Christchurch.<br />

<strong>The</strong> original agreement,<br />

which included Christchurch<br />

and Auckland alternating as<br />

hosts between seasons three and<br />

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Restraining order for Tribesmen’s<br />

• By Ric Stevens<br />

POLICE ARE making moves<br />

to confiscate a $540,000<br />

property which has been used<br />

as clubrooms for the Tribesmen<br />

gang.<br />

A recently published court<br />

decision revealed police obtained<br />

an interim restraining order over<br />

the Tanner St, Woolston, property<br />

last October.<br />

Police said last week they<br />

would not comment further on<br />

the matter as it was still before<br />

the courts.<br />

However, a restraining order<br />

is the first legal step in seizing<br />

property considered “tainted”<br />

by unlawful activity under the<br />

Criminal Proceeds (Recovery)<br />

Act <strong>20</strong>09 – a law intended to stop<br />

criminals from benefiting from<br />

their ill-gotten gains.<br />

A further High Court order<br />

will be required before the<br />

Crown forfeits the property. This<br />

often happens some months after<br />

a restraining order is issued.<br />

In the meantime, a restraining<br />

order prevents the property being<br />

sold or disposed of.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Tanner St property has a<br />

rateable value of $540,000, dated<br />

<strong>20</strong>22, and includes a house on<br />

the front of the section and a<br />

large Totalspan shed at the rear.<br />

High Court Justice Melanie<br />

Harland, who granted the<br />

restraining order, said the shed<br />

was known to police as the gang<br />

headquarters or clubrooms of the<br />

Christchurch arm of the Tribesmen<br />

Motorcycle Club(TMC).<br />

“It has been used by the TMC<br />

in this way since about April<br />

<strong>20</strong>21,” she said.<br />

Although of North Island<br />

origin, <strong>The</strong> Tribesmen are<br />

considered a dominant group<br />

in Christchurch’s complex gang<br />

scene.<br />

In <strong>20</strong>22, 11 Tribesmen were<br />

found guilty of charges stemming<br />

from a bloody attack on<br />

Mongrel Mob rivals outside the<br />

court complex in the central city<br />

in July <strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong>.<br />

Last December, police raided<br />

the Tanner St clubrooms while<br />

investigating shooting incidents<br />

around Christchurch.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y said they found drug<br />

utensils and a sawn-off shotgun<br />

and ammunition inside the shed.<br />

At that time, the shed featured<br />

a large sign that said “Life behind<br />

bars” and a cartoon image of a<br />

skeleton behind the handlebars<br />

of a motorcycle. That sign has<br />

now been removed from the<br />

property.<br />

<strong>The</strong> property’s listed owner is<br />

a company, Bicycle Brothers Ltd,<br />

incorporated in <strong>20</strong>04, of which<br />

Michael Greville Wheeler is the<br />

sole director.<br />

MOVES TO CONFISCATE: A recently published court<br />

decision revealed police obtained an interim restraining<br />

order over the Tribesmen gang’s clubrooms at Tanner St,<br />

Woolston, last October.<br />

Bicycle Brothers and Wheeler<br />

are listed as respondents in the<br />

police application to restrain<br />

the property, along with Charles<br />

Roger Wheeler, who was a director<br />

of the company until <strong>20</strong>22.<br />

In granting the restraining<br />

order, Justice Harland said the<br />

Bicycle Brothers company had<br />

receipted lump-sum payments of<br />

rent, in cash, totalling $70,<strong>20</strong>0,<br />

which Michael or Charles<br />

Wheeler had banked into accounts<br />

that ultimately serviced a<br />

mortgage over 18 Tanner St.<br />

“I am satisfied there are reasonable<br />

grounds to believe that<br />

rental payments made to all or<br />

some of the respondents have<br />

funded the mortgage over the<br />

property, and that these payments<br />

are tainted,” she said.<br />

Justice Harland said she had<br />

received affidavits which outlined<br />

activities associated with<br />

the Tribesmen “which provide<br />

reasonable cause to suspect that<br />

its members are associated with<br />

the possession and supply of<br />

methamphetamine”.<br />

She said various improvements<br />

had been made to the shed but<br />

the police had not been able to<br />

identify any payments being<br />

made by the respondents to fund<br />

them.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re is therefore reasonable<br />

cause to suspect that these<br />

improvements have been<br />

funded by the TMC through<br />

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NEWS 7<br />

gang pad<br />

Copper wire thieves’<br />

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SHED: <strong>The</strong> property at the rear of 18 Tanner St.<br />

PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS<br />

<strong>The</strong> judge said there were<br />

grounds to believe Bicycle<br />

Brothers Ltd had unlawfully<br />

benefited from significant<br />

criminal activity.<br />

“To be clear, I am satisfied that<br />

there are reasonable grounds to<br />

believe that the real estate property<br />

at 18 Tanner Street is tainted<br />

property.”<br />

She made orders that the<br />

property was not to be disposed<br />

of and should be transferred to<br />

the custody and control of the<br />

Official Assignee – a government<br />

official who, among other things,<br />

administers assets seized under<br />

the Proceeds of Crime legislation.<br />

<strong>The</strong> police action to seize<br />

the Tanner St property follows<br />

other cases in which assets have<br />

been seized and forfeited from<br />

Tribesmen members under the<br />

legislation.<br />

In <strong>20</strong>21, more than $<strong>20</strong>0,000<br />

was forfeited after it was found<br />

in a holiday park cabin occupied<br />

by Tribesmen gang member<br />

Dennis Haunui four years<br />

earlier.<br />

In February, a restraining<br />

order was issued over $45,000<br />

cash, a ute, a high-end watch and<br />

a $12,500 men’s diamond ring<br />

taken from patched member<br />

Dylan Rudd Stuart during several<br />

interactions he had with police<br />

last year.<br />

• By Georgie Hanafin<br />

COPPER WIRE thieves are<br />

wearing hi-vis vests to look<br />

like legitimate lines workers<br />

in Christchurch, as repeated<br />

vandalism costs city businesses<br />

thousands.<br />

Police are stepping up their<br />

hunt for thieves who cut power<br />

to more than <strong>20</strong> households two<br />

nights in a row, tampering with<br />

lines in their quest for copper<br />

wire to sell.<br />

In one case, CCTV shows two<br />

men using a shopping trolley<br />

to cart off their haul in Disraeli<br />

St in Addington, with the<br />

noise of a grinder heard in the<br />

background.<br />

Police have charged seven<br />

people with stealing copper wire<br />

from power lines near schools,<br />

preschools and residential<br />

streets.<br />

Senior sergeant Roy Appley<br />

said copper thieves operated in<br />

groups and potentially posed as<br />

legitimate workers, all while putting<br />

themselves and the public<br />

in great danger.<br />

“Some of the offenders are<br />

wearing high visibility vests<br />

and may look legitimate in what<br />

they’re doing,”<br />

he said.<br />

“Orion will<br />

only operate in<br />

an area once<br />

they have fully<br />

coned it off,<br />

they are always<br />

wearing marked<br />

visibility vests<br />

and will be<br />

Roy<br />

Appleley<br />

operating with all the right<br />

equipment.”<br />

Police were working with<br />

community patrols in areas<br />

they suspected could be targets,<br />

but anyone who saw suspicious<br />

behaviour around power lines<br />

should call 111, Appley said.<br />

In March, Appley told RNZ<br />

the copper wire pay-off was at<br />

best only about $10 a kilogram<br />

“and you need an awful lot of it<br />

to make a kilogram”.<br />

He said the fact no one had<br />

been killed tampering with<br />

the lines suggested the people<br />

involved had electrical skills.<br />

<strong>The</strong> thefts began last year in<br />

the suburban red zone but have<br />

since spread to areas where the<br />

electricity is live.<br />

Mulford Plastics regional<br />

manager Kevin Murphy said the<br />

ON CAMERA: CCTV footage<br />

of alleged copper wire<br />

thieves. PHOTO: NZ POLICE<br />

Sydenham business had been<br />

targeted four times in the past<br />

six months.<br />

He said thieves had left live<br />

powerlines hanging and cost the<br />

business thousands of dollars in<br />

fees.<br />

“Each time it happens, it<br />

costs us close to $500 in alarm<br />

monitoring, call-outs and technicians,”<br />

he said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> area was regularly<br />

targeted by graffiti vandals and<br />

people climbing fences and<br />

trespassing, Murphy said.<br />

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Timmis beats record<br />

• By Isabella Adams<br />

EMMA TIMMIS has completed<br />

her fourth and final Guinness<br />

World Record attempt – and she<br />

beat it by 13.11km.<br />

Timmis was attempting to<br />

break the record of longest<br />

distance ran on a treadmill over<br />

seven consecutive days.<br />

<strong>The</strong> previous record was<br />

833km. Timmis ran 846.16km.<br />

Timmis said this was her final<br />

attempt at a world record, having<br />

broken three other world records<br />

previously.<br />

It was an uphill battle to get to<br />

the finish line: Timmis ran from<br />

5am Saturday until 9am Sunday<br />

with only brief breaks due to<br />

setbacks she had faced over the<br />

week.<br />

She described being on<br />

autopilot when going past the<br />

A 15-YEAR-OLD has been<br />

arrested after allegedly breaking<br />

into a car on Tuesday morning.<br />

Police responded to reports<br />

of a group of youths breaking<br />

into vehicles on Condell Ave,<br />

Papanui, about 11.45am.<br />

Christchurch metro response<br />

manager, Inspector Leairne<br />

Dow, said officers arrived to<br />

find a member of the group<br />

still inside a vehicle after a<br />

previous record.<br />

“I was actually just so exhausted<br />

mentally and physically that<br />

I don’t think there was any great<br />

feeling of achievement or excitement.<br />

I was just so unbelievably<br />

tired and just really wanted it to<br />

finish.”<br />

She described one of her week’s<br />

highlights as seeing the next generation<br />

coming to support her.<br />

“I would see children arrive<br />

and they would find out what<br />

I was doing and I could see the<br />

look on their face of so much<br />

excitement and awe about, wow,<br />

this woman’s doing this thing for<br />

a week, how cool is that?”<br />

Timmis won’t know if she has<br />

broken the record for several<br />

months, as she needs to submit<br />

evidence then wait for approval.<br />

She is still fundraising for<br />

witness called police.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> four youths were taken<br />

into custody without further<br />

incident, and one person was<br />

charged,” Dow said.<br />

A 15-year-old is facing charges<br />

of unlawfully interfering with<br />

a motor vehicle and possession<br />

of instruments for conversion<br />

and was set to appear in the<br />

Christchurch Youth Court next<br />

Tuesday.<br />

the Speed Freaks, having raised<br />

less than $9400 of the intended<br />

$50,000.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>20</strong> <strong>20</strong>24<br />

10<br />

NEWS<br />

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

From school drop-out to gardening guru<br />

• By Georgie Hanafin<br />

YOU WOULD be forgiven for<br />

thinking a team of gardeners<br />

is responsible for the vast<br />

bouquets of beauty and life<br />

that greet visitors as they enter<br />

Christchurch Hospital’s grounds,<br />

but the plants – all of them – are<br />

tended by just one extraordinary<br />

man.<br />

When he dropped out of<br />

school at 15, Michael Marquet<br />

could not read, nor could he<br />

write.<br />

But a passion for gardening<br />

has turned the now 60-year-old<br />

into an award-winning author<br />

of four books and taken him<br />

around the world.<br />

For the past two-and-a-half<br />

years, Marquet has been solely<br />

responsible for the plots dotted<br />

around the more than 8 ha of<br />

hospitals campus grounds, as<br />

well as several smaller Te Whatu<br />

Ora Waitaha sites in the central<br />

city.<br />

Where there was soil, there are<br />

now plants lovingly tended to by<br />

Marquet.<br />

His planter boxes are filled<br />

with colourful impatiens – native<br />

to Papua New Guinea and the<br />

Solomon Islands – behind them,<br />

chinese star jasmine climbs a<br />

wire trellis, while the garden<br />

beds are packed with perennial<br />

shrubs and plants to withstand<br />

the depths of Christchurch’s<br />

winter.<br />

Some hardy plants produce<br />

pretty flowers throughout<br />

autumn and winter, while others<br />

sat green until bursts of colour<br />

reappeared in spring.<br />

“To plant a new garden is to<br />

believe in tomorrow,” he said.<br />

“Gardening is one of the best<br />

therapies for the soul and the<br />

heart. I’m making the place<br />

beautiful. What I’m doing is<br />

healing for me and it’s healing<br />

for other people.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> promenade which runs<br />

along the front of the hospital<br />

hosts beds of shrubs in different<br />

shades of green and a few vibrant<br />

flowers, planted by Marquet to<br />

be enjoyed by everyone.<br />

Raised in Christchurch,<br />

Marquet could not speak until<br />

the age of 4 because of a learning<br />

disability. He could not even<br />

spell his name and struggled to<br />

pronounce common words when<br />

he left high school.<br />

Much of his early years were<br />

spent in the garden, where he<br />

grew pumpkins and flowers,<br />

but nothing grew as fast as his<br />

passion for gardening.<br />

“I always loved planting<br />

things and propagating things.<br />

I always used to love picking the<br />

flowers and sometimes used to<br />

pick other people’s flowers and<br />

got into trouble. <strong>The</strong> passion<br />

for gardening was always in my<br />

DNA,” he said.<br />

He floundered for years in<br />

what he described as a “special<br />

classroom” at school, until a<br />

work experience programme<br />

‘To plant a new garden is<br />

to believe in tomorrow’<br />

– Michael Marquet<br />

gave him the chance to work in<br />

the Botanic Gardens once a week<br />

at the age of 13.<br />

“My whole life opened up.<br />

Gardening was one of the main<br />

drives that helped me to fight<br />

my difficulties, to learn to speak,<br />

read and write because I had to<br />

learn the plant Latin names,” he<br />

said.<br />

Marquet longed for a<br />

horticulture apprenticeship<br />

with the city council, but after<br />

being repeatedly knocked back<br />

because he did not have School<br />

Certificate (now NCEA Level 1),<br />

he signed up to classes through<br />

the Adult Learning Assistance<br />

Programme (now Literacy<br />

Aotearoa).<br />

He continued working as<br />

a Botanic Gardens labourer<br />

while completing papers for his<br />

national diploma through the<br />

assistance programme.<br />

Marquet also worked his way<br />

towards a horticulture course<br />

through the Correspondence<br />

School and was eventually<br />

offered an adult apprenticeship<br />

with the city council.<br />

“All my life I’ve struggled and<br />

got knocked back and I think it’s<br />

made me more determined to be<br />

able to grow plants,” he said.<br />

After finishing his<br />

apprenticeship, Marquet won a<br />

scholarship to work at the Royal<br />

Botanic Gardens and Fitzroy<br />

Gardens in Melbourne.<br />

In 1998, while in Australia,<br />

Marquet hand-wrote his first<br />

book, Michael’s Challenge:<br />

Overcoming Illiteracy, about his<br />

life’s challenges.<br />

He has since written three<br />

more books and is now working<br />

on a fifth, about plants and<br />

gardening.<br />

Christchurch Hospital<br />

facilities manager Terry Walker<br />

said Marquet was a hardy soul<br />

who had an energy “like an<br />

Energizer bunny”.<br />

“We’ve only just managed to<br />

convince Michael out of shorts.<br />

He’d be in them all year round if<br />

he could,” he said.<br />

“By nature he is the happiest<br />

man you’ll ever meet and that’s<br />

reflected in his gardens.”<br />

Marquet was exceptional in<br />

creating beautiful gardens on a<br />

tight budget, Walker said.<br />

– RNZ<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>20</strong> <strong>20</strong>24<br />

12<br />

NEWS<br />

First stage<br />

of pathway<br />

project set<br />

to start<br />

CONSTRUCTION of phase one<br />

of the $7.6 million City to Sea<br />

Pathway is due to start next month.<br />

Corde has been contracted to<br />

develop the project, and expects to<br />

complete it next year.<br />

<strong>The</strong> City to Sea Pathway is an<br />

11km walking and cycling path<br />

following the Ōtākaro Avon River<br />

from the city to New Brighton.<br />

Red zone manager Dave Little<br />

said the city council is thrilled to<br />

see the construction of the pathway<br />

get under way.<br />

“This is a really exciting and<br />

environmentally responsible<br />

project, and we know from the<br />

feedback we’ve received that the<br />

community are really looking<br />

forward to using safer and<br />

smoother pathways.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> pathway will be constructed<br />

in three parts due to its length.<br />

Part one will run from Fitzgerald<br />

Ave to Snell Bridge.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Avon Park project, currently<br />

under construction, will continue<br />

the pathway from Snell Bridge to<br />

Porritt Park.<br />

Construction of the eastern<br />

portion of the pathway is expected<br />

to follow, starting next summer.<br />

• By Neville Idour<br />

THE OPENING of the stateof-the-art<br />

Sir Bob Charles Golf<br />

Centre at Clearwater Golf Club<br />

at the weekend was a resounding<br />

success with hundreds of<br />

enthusiasts attending the event.<br />

<strong>The</strong> architecturally-designed<br />

centre features a 340m dualended<br />

driving range with<br />

32 bays all equipped with<br />

TrackMan range technology to<br />

provide all the information on<br />

every shot – 18 bays are covered<br />

and 14 are on grass.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is also a 3500 sq m<br />

putting green, one of largest in<br />

the southern hemisphere. To<br />

complete the picture is a short<br />

game and chipping area with<br />

bunkers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> driving range is open to<br />

all, whether it’s those looking<br />

for fun or serious golfers and<br />

professionals. <strong>The</strong> putting green<br />

likewise can be enjoyed for a<br />

small cost. Annual memberships<br />

are available for $950 which<br />

gives year-round access to all the<br />

facilities.<br />

<strong>The</strong> centre is the brainchild<br />

of Todd Heller of Heller Golf<br />

and one of New Zealand’s most<br />

successful businessmen. Input<br />

from Geoff and David Saunders<br />

saw the initial thought manifest<br />

itself into a world class golf<br />

centre.<br />

Appropriately, it was named<br />

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

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GRAND OPENING: <strong>The</strong><br />

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after New Zealand’s greatest<br />

golfer, Sir Bob Charles, who<br />

attended the opening.<br />

“What a wonderful facility<br />

and so proud to have my name<br />

on it. So nice to see so many out<br />

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said.<br />

Top coach Marcus<br />

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Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>20</strong> <strong>20</strong>24 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 17<br />

Take a Break to the<br />

West Coast<br />

Otira Stagecoach Hotel: journey to the past<br />

Just over 2 hours from Christchurch, and<br />

14km from Arthurs Pass, stands <strong>The</strong> Otira<br />

Hotel and Cafe. Originally built in the1860s<br />

the hotel has had an interesting history,<br />

proudly displayed on the walls. Casual<br />

visitors, history buffs and anyone who<br />

enjoys quirky exhibits will be mesmerised<br />

by the variety of collectables adorning the<br />

walls, ceiling and every nook and cranny.<br />

Hotelier Lester Rowntree enjoys sharing<br />

his passion and knowledge. He can often<br />

be found demonstrating many of the<br />

working antiques, such as the self-playing<br />

piano, Wurlitzer jukebox and rope making<br />

demonstrations. Stopping in for breakfast,<br />

lunch, or dinner you will be made to feel<br />

welcome and perhaps fortunate to have a<br />

tour of the upstairs accommodation.<br />

Offering 9 unique rooms, all furnished<br />

with antiques and curiosities steeped in<br />

history, some feature 4 post beds and<br />

elegantly decorated ensuites, your stay is<br />

guaranteed to be interesting. Seamlessly<br />

blended into the old-world charm is a<br />

modern massage chair, swim spa pool, twoperson<br />

sauna and private bar for a relaxing<br />

retreat. <strong>The</strong>re is also an extensive collection<br />

of books is on hand to read in front of the<br />

wide-open fire, or cozy log fire.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is plenty to see and do for the<br />

kids these school holidays too, including<br />

an outdoor playground, huge collection<br />

of horse drawn carts and implements,<br />

Clydesdale horses and farmyard pens with<br />

wild pigs, goats and chickens and ducks.<br />

Scotty is the resident talking parrot.<br />

<strong>The</strong> museum quality collectables<br />

spark interest and ignite imaginations.<br />

Greymouth and Hokitika are also only a<br />

short drive away.<br />

Overnight parking is available for<br />

campervans, where you can enjoy a<br />

selection of dine-in or takeaway meals, or<br />

just a hot coffee and shower.<br />

Large bookings are welcome and<br />

with 9 rooms available this is a perfect<br />

location for that special birthday, a murder<br />

mystery weekend, work function or family<br />

celebration.<br />

Rooms start at $115 for two, including a<br />

continental breakfast. A variety of room<br />

options provides accommodation for up to<br />

23 guests.<br />

Book your weekend retreat, family<br />

adventure or private party today<br />

and see why the Otira Stagecoach<br />

Hotel is rated as ‘New Zealand’s Most<br />

Interesting Hotel and Café’ by visitors.<br />

“NZ’s most iNterestiNg hotel/cafe ”<br />

as rated by customers<br />

• Perfect weekend retreat<br />

• School holiday family fun<br />

• Group Bookings &<br />

Private Functions welcome<br />

• 9 rooms (sleeping 1 - 4 guests) Max 23 people<br />

• Dine in or takeaway for breakfast, lunch & dinner<br />

• Swim spa, sauna & massage chair<br />

• Childrens playground & farmyard<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gateway to the Westcoast - just over 2 hours from Christchurch<br />

Proudly serving the wild west since 1865<br />

Ph: 03 738 2890<br />

www.otirahotel.co.nz<br />

E: info@otirahotel.co.nz


18 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>20</strong> <strong>20</strong>24<br />

Take a Break to the<br />

West Coast<br />

Discover the wild west!<br />

<strong>The</strong> stunning drive to Greymouth takes<br />

approx. 3hrs 10mins from Christchurch.<br />

Allow longer to enjoy a famous Sheffield<br />

pie, or a hot chocolate in Arthurs Pass.<br />

A stop for lunch, or a hearty dinner at<br />

the Otira Stagecoach Hotel will leave you<br />

amazed, with endless conversation pieces<br />

to complete your journey.<br />

Arriving in Greymouth you will discover<br />

a vibrant town with a rich history and a<br />

range of activities and retail options to suit<br />

all interests.<br />

to some stunning natural landscapes. <strong>The</strong><br />

West Coast Wilderness Trail is a popular<br />

cycling and walking track that offers<br />

breathtaking views of the lush rainforest,<br />

rivers, and coastline. <strong>The</strong> Point Elizabeth<br />

Walkway is a scenic coastal walk with<br />

opportunities to spot native birds and<br />

other wildlife.<br />

Greymouth Beaches - Greymouth’s<br />

rugged coastline is perfect for<br />

beachcombing, fishing, and surfing.<br />

Rapahoe Beach and Cobden Beach are<br />

popular spots to enjoy the stunning<br />

scenery and fresh sea air.<br />

Retail therapy - Greymouth is popular<br />

for its many galleries, studios, and locally<br />

produced arts and crafts. Your practical<br />

needs and latest fashion trend desires<br />

are well catered to with everything from<br />

homemade knitwear to designer labels,<br />

jewellery, giftware’s, homeware, children’s<br />

toys, books, and clothes all within a<br />

comfortable stroll.<br />

If you are in town on a Sunday, a visit to<br />

the Greymouth Sunday Market never fails<br />

to delight. Taste buds are tailored to with<br />

selection of cafes, bars and restaurants to<br />

choose from.<br />

NIMMO GALLERY<br />

+ STORE<br />

• Fine Art Photography<br />

• Ian Boustridge Handcrafted Jade<br />

• Designer Giftware<br />

• Handmade Jewellery<br />

• Nature Baby Products<br />

• Possum & Merino Clothing<br />

and Accessories<br />

• Local Made Pottery<br />

• Printing & Framing Service<br />

View Stewart Nimmo’s stunning<br />

landscape prints, full colour and<br />

black & white.<br />

Packaged framed, on canvas,<br />

or rolled for easy transport.<br />

102 MacKay Street, Greymouth<br />

Ph 03 768 6499<br />

www.nimmophoto.co.nz<br />

Pounamu Pathway Māwhera Pā<br />

Experience - Explore daily life in the<br />

Pā, and discover the region’s past through<br />

stories of Pounamu, industry, and<br />

cultural change. A self-discovery journey<br />

through immersive experiences featuring<br />

monumental sculptures and history told<br />

through audio and visual illustrations.<br />

Shantytown Heritage Park - Just a<br />

short drive from Greymouth, Shantytown<br />

Heritage Park is a must-visit. This<br />

recreated 19th-century gold mining<br />

town allows you to step back in time.<br />

Experience gold panning, ride a vintage<br />

steam train, and wander through the oldtime<br />

shops and buildings, which provide<br />

an interactive way to learn about the gold<br />

rush era.<br />

Outdoor Adventures - For those who<br />

love the outdoors, Greymouth is a gateway<br />

SHANTYTOWN<br />

HERITAGE PARK<br />

• Ride the heritage train<br />

• Pan for your own gold<br />

• Browse the museum exhibits<br />

• Experience the Sawmill<br />

• Discover Chinatown<br />

• Get an Old Time photo<br />

• Enjoy the Foundry experience<br />

• Explore the Village<br />

• Visit King Dicks Café - perfect for<br />

a quick snack or sumptuous lunch<br />

Walk the village streets filled with<br />

shops and buildings to explore, you’ll<br />

find fascinating stories of life in the<br />

early years of colonisation both on<br />

the West Coast and New Zealand.<br />

Open 7 days, 9am – 4pm<br />

Rutherglen Road, Paroa<br />

Ph 0800 742 689<br />

www.shantytown.co.nz<br />

West Coast hospitality with<br />

affordable comfort<br />

Aachen Place Motel in Greymouth<br />

offers a variety of accommodation<br />

options, including wheelchair-friendly<br />

units.<br />

Each unit boasts newly renovated<br />

bathrooms, cooking facilities, and either<br />

queen or king-sized beds for a restful stay.<br />

Enjoy over 50 Sky channels, free WiFi,<br />

and electric blankets for your convenience<br />

and comfort. Double-glazed windows<br />

and doors provide a quiet and energyefficient<br />

environment. Complimentary tea<br />

and coffee provided, and free onsite car<br />

parking is available.<br />

Aachen Place Motel is conveniently<br />

located near Westland Recreation Centre,<br />

a supermarket and fabulous restaurant<br />

within walking distance.<br />

All studio units<br />

only $140pn<br />

when you quote ‘THE STAR’*<br />

<strong>June</strong> - July - August<br />

AACHEN PLACE<br />

M O T E L<br />

50 High St, Greymouth<br />

PH 0800 66 30 30<br />

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and<br />

Blowholes - A short drive north of<br />

Greymouth takes you to Punakaiki,<br />

famous for its Pancake Rocks and<br />

blowholes. <strong>The</strong>se unique limestone<br />

formations, created over millions of years,<br />

resemble stacks of pancakes and are a<br />

spectacular sight, especially at high tide<br />

when the blowholes are active.<br />

With its rich history, stunning natural<br />

beauty, and a variety of activities,<br />

Greymouth offers something for<br />

everyone, making it a perfect destination<br />

for a memorable visit.<br />

Journey by car or add to your West<br />

Coast experience arriving by train.<br />

Aachen Place Motel can arrange pick up<br />

from Greymouth Railway Station.<br />

All studio units only $140 per night<br />

when you quote ‘<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong>’ on bookings<br />

throughout <strong>June</strong>, July and August.<br />

Phone 0800 66 30 30 30 to secure<br />

your Winter Special today!<br />

WINTER<br />

SPECIAL<br />

www.aachenmotel.co.nz<br />

*Offer for max 2 guests per studio, extra person $<strong>20</strong>pn<br />

- applies <strong>June</strong>, July & August <strong>20</strong>24


Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>20</strong> <strong>20</strong>24 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 19<br />

Take a Break to the<br />

West Coast<br />

Hokitika: A cool little town<br />

Imagine those fun-filled, relaxed<br />

holidays of the past – now add top-notch<br />

coffee, a wild beach, stunning sunsets, and<br />

breathtaking mountain views.<br />

Welcome to Hokitika!<br />

A Hub of Creativity and Heritage<br />

Hokitika is rich in culture and artistry,<br />

offering a variety of treasures such as<br />

gold, jade, glass, bone carvings, art, and<br />

photography. <strong>The</strong> town is also home to<br />

excellent food and shopping, making every<br />

visit a delight.<br />

Must-visit attractions include the<br />

National Kiwi Centre, and the Westland<br />

Industrial Heritage Park. Outdoor<br />

enthusiasts can enjoy lakes, walking and<br />

tramping trails, fishing, mountain biking,<br />

and cycling.<br />

Nature’s Night Lights:<br />

<strong>The</strong> Glowworm Dell<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hokitika Glowworm Dell offers<br />

visitors the enchanting sight of thousands<br />

of glowworms in their natural habitat. Best<br />

viewed at night, this free attraction is a<br />

magical experience for all ages.<br />

Family Fun at Local Playgrounds<br />

Cass Square, the home of the Wildfoods<br />

Festival, is developing an amazing new<br />

playground, complete with a ‘Hokitika<br />

clock’ slide. <strong>The</strong> newly refurbished<br />

Lazar Park playground on Park Street is<br />

disability-friendly and will soon feature a<br />

sensory garden, ensuring fun for everyone.<br />

Hokitika’s Regent <strong>The</strong>atre & Café<br />

Built in 1935, the Regent <strong>The</strong>atre, now<br />

run by a dedicated volunteer committee,<br />

serves as Hokitika’s ‘town hall.’ <strong>The</strong> theatre<br />

retains its 1930s charm with traditional<br />

velvet seating and lovely period decor.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Reynolds Room offers a cozy theatre<br />

experience, complete with sofas and easy<br />

chairs where you can enjoy popcorn and<br />

the legendary chocolate-covered non-drip<br />

ice creams.<br />

Gold Prospecting Adventures<br />

For those eager to try gold fossicking,<br />

Goldsborough is just a 15-minute drive<br />

north of Hokitika. You’ll pass several<br />

modern-day goldmines. <strong>The</strong> Tunnel Walk<br />

at Goldsborough is a short trek through a<br />

historic gold rush tunnel and regenerating<br />

bush. Bring a torch to explore the old<br />

mine tunnels.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hokitika Gorge<br />

<strong>The</strong> Hokitika Gorge, with its vivid<br />

turquoise waters surrounded by native<br />

bush, is a photographer’s dream and just a<br />

40-minute drive from town.<br />

Hokitika has several Maori<br />

translations, including variations of<br />

“place of return.” Once you visit this<br />

cool little town, you’ll understand why<br />

– and you’ll want to return too.<br />

ADDISONS CLOTHING<br />

& ACCESSORIES<br />

• Women’s Wear<br />

• Men’s Wear<br />

• Shoes<br />

• Accessories<br />

• Baby Wear & Toys<br />

• And much more<br />

Addisons Clothing Hokitika,<br />

established in 1886 pride themselves<br />

on providing a fabulous range of<br />

quality clothing and sportswear for<br />

all the family. Call in to see Liz and<br />

the girls, they are happy to help.<br />

Mention THE STAR with your<br />

purchase and go in the draw to<br />

win a $100 gift voucher!<br />

Open: Mon–Fri 9am–5pm,<br />

Sat 10am-2pm.<br />

91 Revell St, Hokitika<br />

Phone: 03 755 7758<br />

www.addisonshokitika.co.nz<br />

OCEAN PAUA<br />

<strong>20</strong>00 LTD<br />

• Wood and Bone carvings<br />

• Jade Jewellery<br />

• Paua pieces<br />

• Artwork<br />

Contemporary jewellery with a<br />

difference. Traditional and<br />

modern hand carved pieces<br />

from local artists and funky gifts.<br />

Genuine NZ gifts<br />

with a difference<br />

Open 7 Days<br />

OCEAN PAUA<br />

25 Weld St, Hokitika<br />

Ph 03-755 6128<br />

ocean_paua@xtra.co.nz<br />

www.cbreezejewellery.com<br />

C BREEZE JEWELLERY<br />

Charlotte Breeze Handcrafted<br />

Bullet, Jade and unique<br />

signature pieces<br />

• Pendants<br />

• Earrings<br />

• Rings<br />

Our exquisite range made of natural<br />

materials captures the changing<br />

colours of their origins.<br />

<strong>The</strong> unique style is a great conversation<br />

starter and not out of place in the bush<br />

or high society in Milan, Paris or New York<br />

Visit us to express your<br />

unique voice today.<br />

OCEAN PAUA<br />

25 Weld St, Hokitika<br />

03-755 6128<br />

ocean_paua@xtra.co.nz<br />

www.cbreezejewellery.com<br />

TREETOP WALK &<br />

ZIPLINE TOWER<br />

• 425m long Zipline<br />

• Tower soaring 15 storeys high<br />

• Reach speeds over 60km/hr<br />

• Canopy Walkway<br />

• Subtropical Native Forest<br />

• Onsite Café<br />

Enjoy a treetop walk above native forest.<br />

Zipline through the treetops with<br />

breathless views and speed.<br />

Visit our café, amazing food, local beers,<br />

great coffee and stunning views<br />

Book your<br />

adventure today!<br />

Phone: 03 755 5032<br />

Email: bookings@treetopsnz.com<br />

Web: www.treetopsnz.com


<strong>20</strong> <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>20</strong> <strong>20</strong>24<br />

Take a Break to the<br />

West Coast<br />

Experience the best of the West Coast with a<br />

Special Staycation Package<br />

Discover the natural beauty and<br />

rich history of the West Coast with an<br />

exclusive offer designed to provide you<br />

a memorable experience, that combines<br />

unwinding by the beach and exploring<br />

Hokitika’s rich heritage.<br />

Ross Beach Top 10 Holiday Park:<br />

A Seaside Retreat<br />

<strong>Star</strong>t or conclude your adventure at the<br />

Qualmark 4-star rated Ross Beach Top 10<br />

Holiday Park domes, for a truly wonderful<br />

experience.<br />

Ross Beach Top 10 Holiday Park is a<br />

haven for nature lovers, offering direct<br />

access to the beautiful Ross Beach, perfect<br />

for peaceful strolls and unforgettable<br />

sunsets. Our Staycation package includes<br />

a night’s accommodation in our large<br />

eco-friendly glamping domes. <strong>The</strong>se<br />

fully self-contained domes include a<br />

large kitchen, full ensuite bathroom,<br />

dressing room, lounge, and dining area,<br />

and air conditioning provides yearround<br />

comfort. Plus, you’ll wake up to<br />

a delightful breakfast included in your<br />

package.<br />

Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage<br />

of the BBQ areas and picnic spots, perfect<br />

for enjoying the scenic surroundings.<br />

<strong>The</strong> park is conveniently located near the<br />

West Coast Wilderness Trail, offering<br />

opportunities for cycling and hiking<br />

through the lush, native bush.<br />

Hokitika Fire Station Boutique<br />

Accommodation: A Unique Stay<br />

<strong>The</strong> alternate night, you’ll head to<br />

the Hokitika Fire Station Boutique<br />

Accommodation, located in the heart of<br />

Hokitika. This former fire station has been<br />

meticulously restored and transformed<br />

into an elegant retreat, combing an<br />

exquisite blend of modern luxury and<br />

historical charm preserving much of<br />

the original character. With a Qualmark<br />

5-star rating this is testament to the<br />

exceptional quality and service. <strong>The</strong><br />

studio unit provides a cozy and stylish<br />

setting, perfect for relaxing after a day of<br />

adventure.<br />

Located in the heart of Hokitika, a short<br />

stroll away from the town’s charming<br />

shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants, bars<br />

and the beautiful Hokitika Beach. Visit<br />

the nearby West Coast Wilderness Trail<br />

and famous Hokitika Gorge.<br />

Are you looking for a romantic escape for two this winter?<br />

Enjoy one night at Ross Beach Top10 Holiday Park + one night at<br />

Hokitika Fire Station Boutique Accommodation (studio unit)<br />

Just $500 for 2 people including breakfast at Ross Beach Top10 Holiday Park<br />

Special Offer – Unbeatable Value<br />

This special package lets you immerse<br />

yourself in the stunning landscapes<br />

and unique accommodations for an<br />

unbeatable price of $500 for two people,<br />

covering one night at Ross Beach Top 10<br />

Holiday Park including breakfast, and one<br />

night at Hokitika Fire Station Boutique<br />

Accommodation. Don’t miss out, offer<br />

valid <strong>June</strong> 8th – August 31st.<br />

Book your stay today and get ready for an unforgettable West Coast getaway.<br />

Email: bookings@hokitikafirestation.co.nz or phone Sue: 021 428 566<br />

NZ-78816_434266<br />

Ross Beach TOP10 Holiday Park<br />

145 Ross Beach Road, Ross<br />

Hokitika Fire Station Boutique Accommodation<br />

9 Hamilton Street, Hokitika<br />

This exclusive offer is available from 8th <strong>June</strong> - 31st August<br />

Booking requests are made directly through bookings@hokitikafirestation.co.nz<br />

Transfers available at an extra cost, Please ask.


Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>20</strong> <strong>20</strong>24 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 21<br />

Take a Break to the<br />

West Coast<br />

We have it all – under one roof!<br />

Stumpers offers comfortable, modern<br />

accommodation with 22 recently<br />

refurbished studio rooms and all the<br />

conveniences you would wish for,<br />

including Wi-Fi, free off-site parking,<br />

laundry facilities and more. Special access<br />

rooms are available on the ground floor<br />

and interconnecting rooms are available for<br />

families.<br />

Stumpers in Hokitika is a popular<br />

family-friendly restaurant, known for its<br />

relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. <strong>The</strong><br />

warm, rustic decor and welcoming staff<br />

make it a favourite spot for breakfast, lunch<br />

or dinner with both locals and visitors. A<br />

café and bar add to the options. <strong>The</strong> bar<br />

SunshiNZ: Perfect for every occasion<br />

Locally owned SunshiNZ invites<br />

you to explore an exclusive range of<br />

classy womenswear, accessories, and<br />

giftware.<br />

SunshiNZ pride themselves on<br />

carefully selected styles that are<br />

trendy, unique, comfortable, and<br />

offer great value for money and<br />

friendly service. Stocking a variety<br />

of fashion brands, including Stella +<br />

Gemma, Haven, Augustine, Moke,<br />

Home-lee, Alquema, Nes, and many<br />

more. <strong>The</strong>ir extensive giftware<br />

selection features popular brands<br />

like Ecoya, Moana Road, Neve,<br />

Cote Noire, <strong>The</strong> Monster Company,<br />

• Stella + Gemma • Haven<br />

• Augustine • Moke • Home-lee<br />

• Alquema • Nes<br />

includes a large screen and pool table, and<br />

café is ideal for a quick bite or takeaways.<br />

Mention <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> when booking a<br />

studio room for 3 nights and only<br />

pay for 2! For more information<br />

visit www.stumpers.co.nz or phone<br />

0800 788 673<br />

Ironweed, and Wild Ferns beauty<br />

products. A range of accessories are<br />

also available from Baron Leather<br />

Goods, Black Caviar handbags,<br />

Minx Shoes, Zafino jewelry, and<br />

Crave & Frameup sunglasses. Karen<br />

and her knowledgeable team are<br />

always ready to help you find that<br />

perfect outfit, accessory, or gift.<br />

Visit SunshiNZ at<br />

29 Weld Street, Hokitika, or<br />

phone 03 755 8115. Open<br />

seven days a week from<br />

10am to 4pm for that<br />

perfect outfit, accessories,<br />

and giftware.<br />

BIG CITY LABELS<br />

in our Cool Little Town<br />

& many more<br />

Womenswear • Accessories • Giftware<br />

29 Weld St, Hokitika. Ph: 03 755 8115<br />

OPEN 7 DAYS • 10am - 4pm<br />

www.sunshinz.co.nz<br />

See the Southern Alps as you<br />

have never seen them before<br />

Glacier Country Helicopters, a local<br />

family-owned and operated business,<br />

has been soaring above the stunning<br />

landscapes of Franz Josef for over ten years.<br />

Run by husband-and-wife team Gus and<br />

Poppy Gordon, both seasoned commercial<br />

pilots hailing from aviation families, this<br />

company offers a truly personal touch.<br />

You’ll often find Gus and Poppy with their<br />

sleeves rolled up, either at the hangar or<br />

flying clients, sharing their passion for the<br />

breathtaking scenery of their backyard.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gordons’ love for the region shines<br />

through in every flight, showcasing<br />

the majestic mountains, pristine rivers,<br />

sparkling lakes, and awe-inspiring glaciers.<br />

Winter, in particular, offers some of the<br />

best flying conditions in Franz Josef, thanks<br />

to its mild climate and many cool, clear<br />

days. <strong>The</strong> landscape is a spectacular winter<br />

wonderland, providing unparalleled views<br />

and photo opportunities.<br />

Customer feedback and reviews highlight<br />

the exceptional experience provided by<br />

Glacier Country Helicopters, making it a<br />

must-do adventure for visitors.<br />

This winter, they are pleased to offer a<br />

special on scenic glacier flights with snow<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>20</strong> <strong>20</strong>24<br />

To the Everlasting Friendship between<br />

China and New Zealand, Cheers!<br />

22<br />

LETTERS<br />

He Ying<br />

Consul General<br />

of the People’s<br />

Republic of<br />

China in<br />

Christchurch<br />

results are largely due to the many commonalities<br />

and similarities between China and New Zealand.<br />

Both countries respect Mother Nature, embrace<br />

cultural diversity, pursue innovation and creativity,<br />

and stand for world peace. <strong>The</strong>se shared values<br />

are precious asset for both nations, which should<br />

be cherished, protected, and tapped more into<br />

it as we continue to grow China-New Zealand<br />

relations.<br />

My Thoughts after attending the Welcoming Gala<br />

Dinner at the Auclkland Museum for Premier Li<br />

Qiang’s visit to New Zealand.<br />

On the beautiful evening of <strong>June</strong> 14, the Auckland<br />

Museum was ablaze with lights.<br />

Chinese Premier Li Qiang, together with New<br />

Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon,<br />

attended a welcoming gala dinner held by<br />

various sectors of New Zealand for Premier Li<br />

Qiang’s visit. As the Chinese Consul-General in<br />

Christchurch, I had the honor of attending the<br />

dinner and was deeply moved by the strong<br />

atmosphere of friendship between China and New<br />

Zealand.<br />

A Maori welcome hosted by New Zealand side<br />

kicked off the night when Premier Li Qiang arrived,<br />

followed by a lion dance performance by local<br />

Chinese community. It was almost a full house,<br />

and the atmosphere was warm and lively.<br />

Prime Minister Luxon first delivered a welcome<br />

speech, stating that the relationship with China<br />

is one of New Zealand’s most important foreign<br />

relations. Over the past 50 years, New Zealand<br />

and China have leveraged their economic<br />

complementarities, continuously expanding the<br />

breadth and depth of exchanges and cooperation<br />

in various fields, injecting strong momentum<br />

into the development of both countries and<br />

invigorating our bilateral relationship with vitality.<br />

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the<br />

establishment of the comprehensive strategic<br />

partnership between New Zealand and China,<br />

a significant milestone in the development of<br />

bilateral relations. New Zealand will continue to<br />

prioritize this relationship, willing to work together<br />

to promote friendly traditions, deepen exchanges<br />

and cooperation in trade, agriculture, intellectual<br />

property, education, and tourism, enhance<br />

communication and dialogue, and jointly address<br />

global challenges such as climate change and<br />

environmental protection.<br />

Premier Li Qiang then delivered a speech, stating<br />

that over the 52 years since the establishment<br />

of diplomatic relations, China-New Zealand<br />

relations have long been a pacemaker in China’s<br />

engagement with the wider developed world.<br />

Especially in the past decade, since President<br />

Xi Jinping’s visit to New Zealand and the<br />

establishment of the comprehensive strategic<br />

partnership, the relationship between the two<br />

countries has achieved historic development.<br />

Cooperation in various fields has advanced with<br />

unprecedented breadth and depth, not only<br />

generating tangible benefits to our peoples,<br />

but also greatly contributing to prosperity and<br />

stability of the region and beyond. <strong>The</strong>se fruitful<br />

Premier Li Qiang emphasized that, given the<br />

accelerating changes in the world and the<br />

challenges to global peace and development,<br />

China is ready to join hands with New Zealand<br />

to stay true to our common values, carry<br />

forward our tradition of friendship and create<br />

an upgraded version of China-New Zealand<br />

comprehensive strategic partnership. We<br />

need to deepen and expand our cooperation<br />

in areas such as biomedicine, agriculture and<br />

food, new energy and the digital economy, and<br />

strengthen communication and coordination on<br />

multilateral affairs to ensure that the benefits of<br />

our cooperation better serve the people of both<br />

countries, contributing to peace and development<br />

in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.<br />

Premier Li Qiang also introduced China’s<br />

economic development, noting that Chinese<br />

economy has enjoyed an ever stronger<br />

momentum of recovery since the beginning<br />

of this year. Looking over a longer horizon, the<br />

Chinese economy will sustain a positive trajectory<br />

over the long run. More development in China is<br />

a great opportunity for the world. We are ready<br />

to continue to share opportunities with other<br />

countries to achieve common development.<br />

<strong>The</strong> speeches by both premiers were warm,<br />

sincere, and practical, resonating strongly with all<br />

the guests, and the hall was filled with vitality and<br />

applause.<br />

Premier Li Qiang’s visit to New Zealand, at the<br />

invitation of Prime Minister Luxon, coincided<br />

with the 10th anniversary of the comprehensive<br />

strategic partnership between China and<br />

New Zealand. <strong>The</strong> two prime ministers jointly<br />

witnessed the signing of multiple bilateral<br />

cooperation documents in such fields as<br />

service trade, business environment, export<br />

of agricultural and food products to China,<br />

science and technology, patent examination and<br />

migratory birds protection. <strong>The</strong> two sides also<br />

issued a joint statement on the outcomes of the<br />

meeting, laying the foundation for an upgraded<br />

version of China-New Zealand comprehensive<br />

strategic partnership and demonstrating the<br />

foresight and pragmatism of bilateral cooperation.<br />

Additionally, China has included New Zealand<br />

into China’s unilateral visa-free policy, showing<br />

a willingness to strengthen people-to-people<br />

exchanges and cooperation.<br />

At the gala dinner, guests from people across<br />

the sectors, and old and new friends from both<br />

countries frequently raised their glasses, talking<br />

about the outcomes of the Premier’s visit and<br />

their expectations for further enhancing bilateral<br />

relations.<br />

I was deeply moved by the enthusiastic<br />

atmosphere. <strong>The</strong> passion and commitment of<br />

the people across the sectors to China-New<br />

Zealand friendship and cooperation make me<br />

deeply aware that this relationship has brought<br />

tangible benefits to both countries and peoples,<br />

and are widely welcomed by people from all<br />

walks of life. As the Chinese Consul General, I<br />

feel proud, confident, and a strong sense of duty<br />

to tell China’s story to New Zealand, to promote<br />

mutual understanding between our two peoples,<br />

and to build bridge for exchanges and cooperation<br />

between the two sides. As long as it is beneficial to<br />

China-New Zealand friendship, my team and I are<br />

more than willing to do our best.<br />

Although the banquet has ended, the lively<br />

atmosphere still lingers in my mind. Let’s raise our<br />

glasses once again, to the expanding pragmatic<br />

cooperation and to the everlasting friendship<br />

between China and New Zealand.<br />

Cheers!<br />

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AS A life time supporter of “our<br />

Crusaders” I feel it was always going to be<br />

a tough year for (Rob) Penney after taking<br />

over from Razor Robertson.<br />

As well as the many injuries and<br />

retirements that followed, it put Penney in<br />

a no-win situation, considering the Blues,<br />

Hurricanes and Chiefs were definitely on<br />

the improve.<br />

I feel Penney should retain his position<br />

as head coach but if he feels he needs to<br />

change some of assistants, then this should<br />

be allowed.<br />

I also feel the Crusaders board should<br />

employ another coach who has credibility<br />

and can work alongside Penney to oversee<br />

all the coaches to make sure everyone is on<br />

the same page and in sync. If I am correct,<br />

Wayne Smith has previously played this<br />

role in other New Zealand teams.<br />

How about asking Sam Whitelock,<br />

Robbie Deans or any other Crusaders<br />

players that have credibility with the<br />

players and knowledge of the game as a<br />

coach.<br />

– Terry Thompson<br />

Interesting article by Bevan Sisson (<strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Star</strong>, <strong>June</strong> 13) about Crusaders coach Rob<br />

Penney.<br />

I too think he should be given another<br />

year, though I differ with Bevan on the<br />

assistants.<br />

I think they should stay because they are<br />

outstanding people/coaches. <strong>The</strong>y are the<br />

future. I know Bevan said Penney should<br />

pick his own, but that is my opinion.<br />

On the season – we all knew the loss<br />

of Sam Whitelock, Richie Mo’unga and<br />

others would be huge. A horrendous injury<br />

toll complicated an already tough situation<br />

after Scott Robertson moved on.<br />

Captain Scott Barrett, a great player<br />

and captain, was out for the bulk of the<br />

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season. When Codie Taylor returned from<br />

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captain and hooker.<br />

Likewise Ethan Blackadder, back from<br />

injury later on, was magnificent. <strong>The</strong>ir<br />

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big time but he is leaving later in the year.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Noah Hothams, Jamie Hannahs etc<br />

showed there are classy young players<br />

coming through. This team will learn and<br />

bounce back.<br />

– Graham Paterson, Redwood<br />

Council staff building<br />

It was reported at the weekend the council<br />

wants to erect a 92 sq m building for staff at<br />

a cost of $1 million. This equates to approx<br />

$11,000 per square metre.<br />

This is mind-blowing, as I presume it will<br />

be a basic shell with minimal plumbing<br />

and basic fittings.<br />

I checked my latest insurance demand<br />

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236 sq m house with high-level fittings, 2.5<br />

marble bathrooms etc. <strong>The</strong> replacement<br />

cost is $1.8m – $7600 a square metre.<br />

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metre. I guess the job will be tendered<br />

so the builder will be screwed but the<br />

consultants will probably get $300,000! Just<br />

typical of council.”<br />

Perhaps ask the council to justify the cost<br />

as it appears to be an exorbitant charge to<br />

long suffering ratepayers.<br />

– N Smith, Merivale<br />

• Bevan Sisson column, page 25<br />

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<strong>The</strong> other matches, all between<br />

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Belfast host New Brighton and<br />

Christchurch take on Linwood.<br />

Metro rugby table: Marist<br />

Albion 34; Lincoln Uni 33; UC<br />

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Sumner 31; HSOB 28; Shirley 21;<br />

Linwood 19; New Brighton 16;<br />

Belfast 10; Christchurch 6.<br />

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SPORT 25<br />

Country rugby needs to find its DNA<br />

Bevan Sisson<br />

Rugby matters<br />

RUGBY, AND in fact sport, can<br />

duplicate many areas of life. One<br />

of these is a tendency to create<br />

buzz words and slang to give the<br />

impression they are keeping up<br />

with the times.<br />

One of sport’s latest is “what is<br />

the team’s DNA” which means, in<br />

real speak, what are they known<br />

for and what is their history.<br />

With rugby going through a<br />

recent review to figure out how<br />

the sport will look in the future,<br />

it is a good time for the grassroots<br />

game to find out its DNA is.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is nothing more grassroots<br />

than heading to a club<br />

game, getting chips and a hotdog<br />

and then watching the juniors do<br />

ball duties after playing earlier<br />

in the day. But how does country<br />

rugby’s representative season fit<br />

in the future? What is country<br />

rugby’s DNA?<br />

At present, the local country<br />

rugby highlight is the annual<br />

Southbridge Shield game played<br />

between Ellesmere and North<br />

Canterbury.<br />

It has a great history –<br />

originally named the Delargey<br />

Shield, it was donated in 1922<br />

by Pat Delargey, president of the<br />

Ellesmere sub union and owner<br />

of the Southbridge Hotel. It was<br />

renamed the Southbridge Shield<br />

in 1932.<br />

To hold this trophy has real<br />

prestige and for this reason it<br />

should be a standalone fixture<br />

HAVE YOUR SAY:<br />

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Sisson’s views. Email<br />

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Keep responses to <strong>20</strong>0<br />

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GRASSROOTS: <strong>The</strong> annual Southbridge Shield match<br />

between Ellesmere and North Canterbury is the highlight<br />

of the country rugby representative season.<br />

played on King’s Birthday<br />

weekend. <strong>The</strong> rest of the senior<br />

competition can then have the<br />

long weekend off.<br />

<strong>The</strong> town competition<br />

currently has the King’s Birthday<br />

round as a bye, so it would put<br />

the Southbridge Shield game as a<br />

standalone fixture.<br />

However, the end of year rep<br />

season for country teams is a<br />

long way from what country<br />

rugby is about.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re used to be Canterbury<br />

Country (best of Ellesmere<br />

and North Canterbury) which<br />

could test themselves against<br />

town’s Metro team but that was<br />

disbanded around <strong>20</strong>17. This has<br />

left country rugby in no man’s<br />

land. For the CRFU, country<br />

rugby is like the drunk uncle at<br />

Christmas – they’re not really<br />

sure what tactic to take.<br />

For the country-based players,<br />

is it really a motivation at the end<br />

of the year to play a mix of teams<br />

that don’t have any connection to<br />

country rugby?<br />

At present, Ellesmere and<br />

North Canterbury will play<br />

Waitaha, the Cantabrians and<br />

Canterbury Pasifika, with a<br />

bye thrown in, then finish up<br />

with the important Southbridge<br />

Shield fixture.<br />

Ideally, country rugby would<br />

be a stand alone entity, but the<br />

CRFU would not want the two<br />

sub unions to break free from<br />

the Canterbury umbrella for<br />

many reasons, but none greater<br />

than the registration numbers in<br />

the country region are critical to<br />

CRFU funding.<br />

But is it time for the likes of<br />

Ellesmere/North Canterbury and<br />

their respective boards to look<br />

for greener pastures to ensure<br />

the future for their unions?<br />

It astounds me that our closest<br />

neighbour, Mid Canterbury,<br />

has only four division 1 teams<br />

but has a spot in the Heartland<br />

Championship, when Ellesmere<br />

and North Canterbury have 16<br />

teams between them and miss<br />

out.<br />

A Canterbury Country team<br />

in the Heartland Championship<br />

would bring great benefits to the<br />

region, with local players getting<br />

an opportunity to play rep rugby<br />

closer to their DNA.<br />

Or, allow these two sub<br />

unions to become part of Mid<br />

Canterbury’s Heartland selection<br />

without being classed as loan<br />

players, again allowing local<br />

country players an opportunity<br />

for meaningful representative<br />

rugby.<br />

It is in the interest of both<br />

North Canterbury and<br />

Ellesmere’s boards to look at<br />

what is best for their growing<br />

areas and not be used as a fill-in<br />

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WHILE HIS days of dreaming<br />

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Timo, who played his 500th<br />

game for the Sumner rugby club<br />

at the weekend at the age of 55,<br />

said Razor, a proud Sumner<br />

man, wished him luck.<br />

“He called me up just before<br />

lunch and wished me all the best,<br />

which was good,” said Timo.<br />

Robertson’s son Cass even<br />

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Timo said he had played with<br />

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Black even helped his side win<br />

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“<strong>The</strong> div 3 final I had with Razor<br />

playing (was a highlight).<br />

“Razor played a couple games<br />

and then he was able to play the<br />

final, which was great, and we<br />

played a whole game with him.<br />

“That was really special.”<br />

After 30 years playing with<br />

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Sumner’s various senior sides,<br />

Timo said he’s looking to take a<br />

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“I’ll just offer as much as I can<br />

with them, finish the year off and<br />

then that’ll be me. It’s going to be<br />

real tough, because I’ve been going<br />

there for so long, I’ve played<br />

so many games now.<br />

“But I’ll still be able to contribute<br />

to the club, help the coaches<br />

and especially the juniors.”<br />

And if he got the call on a<br />

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30 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>20</strong> <strong>20</strong>24<br />

D'SENDANTZ<br />

FRIDAY 7.30PM<br />

AUDIOLOGY AFTER-PARTY<br />

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TONIGHT<br />

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,<br />

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RESTAURANT<br />

KIDS EAT<br />

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on Wednesdays<br />

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MADSEN PROMOTIONS PRESENTS<br />

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Thursday <strong>June</strong> <strong>20</strong> <strong>20</strong>24 <strong>The</strong> <strong>Star</strong> 31<br />

GIG GUIDE<br />

Thursday <strong>20</strong> to Wednesday 26 <strong>June</strong> <strong>20</strong>24<br />

ARMADILLO'S BECKENHAM, 155<br />

Colombo St: Saturday 9pm - Level 6.<br />

ARMADILLO'S ISLINGTON, Main South<br />

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

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Shack 80’s Super Band – cream of NZ players<br />

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You NZ Tour feat MC1R & Stonechild – All<br />

Ages Show – tickets UTR.co.nz 18+ $10,<br />

under-18 $5. Monday 7pm – Believe It or Not<br />

Quiz – table bookings on 03-377-4787, free.<br />

Tuesday – In <strong>The</strong> Spotlight, live chat show<br />

recorded in front of a studio audience, feat<br />

legendary recording engineer Arnie Van<br />

Bussel chatting with Dan Crossen, tickets<br />

$10+BF from UTR.co.nz or A Rolling Stone.<br />

Wednesday 7pm – Dig <strong>The</strong> Gig UC Band<br />

Competition Semi Final, feat Swamp Meet, By<br />

Tomorrow, Honey for Jupiter, Third Junction,<br />

Big Angry, Red Weekend, & Seraphim, plus<br />

House Band to be announced, free.<br />

AVONHEAD TAVERN, 1<strong>20</strong> Withells Rd:<br />

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

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

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

Saturday 7pm - Wahines. Sunday - Fired Up<br />

Karaoke.<br />

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

4pm - DJ Rakinem. Saturday 3pm - 12 Gauge;<br />

6pm - DJ Rakinem. Sunday - Keenan's<br />

Revenge Duo.<br />

CHATS BAR, 251 Travis Rd: Saturday<br />

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

Chick Karaoke.<br />

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

5.30pm - Steve & Kat; 9pm - Cantora.<br />

Saturday 5.30pm - Lee Martin; 9pm -<br />

Unhinged.<br />

CHCH FOLK MUSIC CLUB, Irish Society<br />

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

Amiria Grenell.<br />

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

4.30pm - Assembly Required; 8pm - Live<br />

Band Karaoke; 11.30pm - <strong>The</strong> Stowaways.<br />

Friday 5pm - Fuchsia Haze; 8.30pm -<br />

HeadRush; Midnight - Black & Gold. Saturday<br />

5pm - Mike Ferrar Trio; 8.30pm - Castaway;<br />

Midnight - Chilton House. Sunday 6pm -<br />

Brad Grainger Trio.<br />

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

6.30pm - Tracey Rockhouse.<br />

KAIAPOI CLUB, 113 Raven Quay: Friday<br />

6.30am - Rise n Rave Rave, $10 entry.<br />

Saturday 8pm - DnD Showband presents A<br />

Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, tickets at club or<br />

eventbrite.co.nz.<br />

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

Lyttelton: Sunday 30th <strong>June</strong>, 3pm - Madsen<br />

Promotions presents Eagles Tribute, tickets $30<br />

at the bar.<br />

MACKENZIES HOTEL, 51 Pages Rd:<br />

Friday 8pm - Hired Guns.<br />

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

7.30pm - D'Sendantz; 10pm - Audiology<br />

After-Party. Saturday 10.30pm - Red Zone.<br />

NEW BRIGHTON CLUB, <strong>20</strong>2 Marine<br />

Pde: Saturday 6th July, 7.30pm - Level 6.<br />

NEW BRIGHTON SILVER BAND, St<br />

Christophers Church, 244 Avonhead<br />

Rd: Saturday 2.30pm - <strong>The</strong> New Brighton<br />

Silver Band and popular soloists: Charlotte<br />

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

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

<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 />

QUEENSPARK TAVERN, 60 Queenspark<br />

Dr: Saturday 7.30pm - Hired Guns.<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 - HotWired Rock<br />

Band. Sunday 3pm - Stephen James.<br />

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

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

8.30pm - Nick Jackman.<br />

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

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

Sunday 4pm - Open Mic.<br />

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

8.30pm - Titanic.<br />

THE BLACK HORSE, Lincoln Rd:<br />

Wednesday 7pm - Karaoke.<br />

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

Quiz. Friday 6pm - Willie McArthur; 10pm -<br />

Shameless Few. Saturday 7pm - Brad Staley;<br />

11pm - Diamond Blue. Sunday 5pm - Stephen<br />

McDaid. Monday 6pm - Sionna. Tuesday<br />

7.30pm - Jamesons Irish Sessions. Wednesday<br />

6pm - Sionna.<br />

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

Saturday 6pm - Sons of Satoshi.<br />

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

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

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

Baker).<br />

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

Norwest. Tuesday 7pm - Karaoke.<br />

THE MAK, 1276 Main North Rd, Kainga:<br />

Saturday 8.30pm - Krakkajack Band. Sunday<br />

3pm - Level 6.<br />

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

Friday 9.30pm - Bite the Bullet. Saturday<br />

9.30pm - <strong>The</strong> Meaniez. Sunday 6pm -<br />

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

7.30pm - Karaoke.<br />

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

7.30pm - Captain Hooks Karaoke. Saturday<br />

7.30pm - Red Weekend.<br />

THE ROCKPOOL, 85 Hereford St:<br />

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9pm - DJ's.<br />

THE SIDELINE SPORTS BAR, 331<br />

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

with Ritchie Gillies & Nick Buchanan.<br />

WOODSTOCK ADDINGTON, 291<br />

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

WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON, 14<br />

Canterbury St, Lyttelton: Thursday<br />

7.30pm - Nick Hyde '<strong>The</strong> Mountain' album<br />

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Exanimus, and Ultimatum (metal).<br />

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