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RESTORED: The badly-damaged Deans’ farm buildings will be restored by June with concept designs showing what they could look like.

Deans’ farm buildings closer By Georgia O’Connor-Harding TWO FARM buildings on the original Deans’ farm in the heart of Riccarton could be restored by the end of June. The buildings at 39 Kahu Rd, close to Riccarton House and Bush, were damaged in the February 2011 earthquake. Work is under way on the buildings. The main structure will become a school museum and the other building a uniform shop. The city council last week rubber-stamped a heritage

grant of $62,326 to help the $2.1 they are the first farm buildings million repair cost. in Canterbury,” he said. The buildings are on The buildings had Christchurch Boys’ High been used for storage School land, and are until they were severely owned by the school. damaged in the quake. Headmaster Nic In the 1970s, Hill said the grant was fundraising had began “wonderful news.” to convert the buildings into a museum, but that The school was never eventuated. committed to having the buildings open to the The total cost to Nic Hill public within the first restore the building is half or the year. estimated to be $2.1 million. “We are really appreciative of The school has $1,486,468 the support . . . it is important; available from insurance and has

so far raised almost $150,000 for the project. Other funding is being sought and a Givealittle page has also been set up. Mr Hill said the school would fund whatever the shortfall was to complete the project. The school has a long association with the Deans’ family. Its highest award, The Deans Scholarship, was founded in memory of Bob Deans, who was a senior monitor at the school before becoming a famous All Black.

Deans etched himself into rugby folklore when he had a try disallowed against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park in 1905. The try would have allowed the All Blacks to draw the match. Mr Hill said the restored buildings would be the long awaited museum which would be open to the public. The Deans’ brothers, William and John, were some of the earliest European settlers in the city and were successful farmers. They set up the farm in Riccarton in 1846.

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Tuesday January 31 2017 FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

THE OWAKA pit – what a longwinded saga this has been. On pages 6-7, reporters Georgia O’Connor-Harding and Bridget Rutherford give an insight into why. It seems our elected community board members and councillors can’t actually get access to reports done by their own council staff without a fight. And that includes what the council is doing about getting rid of the waste at Owaka. Residents in the area deserve better and when we questioned council staff over their stance they didn’t take a backward step. Now that might not be so bad if things were getting sorted but in the case of Owaka it hasn’t been. There’s still a lot of waste to get rid of. But on a brighter note the Deans farm buildings in Riccarton will be restored. Good stuff. – Barry Clarke



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News Complex debate rolls on By Georgia O’Connor-Harding DENTON PARK, Kyle Park and Warren Park are the last location options left standing for where the new Hornby Library, service centre and south-west pool will be built. At an extraordinary public meeting today, the board will decide on whether to start or defer consultation to consider more options for the $13 million project. THe Halswell-HornbyRiccarton Community Board narrowed the location options down from 11 to three at a public-excluded briefing last Tuesday. It comes after community board member Debbie Mora questioned last week whether there was even a need for a new library in Hornby. She told Western News there is a perfectly adequate library in Hornby and it was unfair to the ratepayer to spend money lavishly. Statistics showed the current Hornby Library had 174,178 visitors in the last year which averaged out to 3350 per week. Location options ruled out by the community board for the facility is the old Sockburn

DECISION: Denton Park is one of three location options for the new Hornby Library, service centre and south-west pool.

School site, the current Hornby Library site, the old Sockburn service centre site, Wigram Skies and Sockburn Park. Options considered that are no longer available were Hornby High School, the Branston Intermediate School site, 350 Main South Rd and the old bowling club site on Chalmers St. Deputy chairwoman Helen

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locations. “It is an important meeting but it is not the last step . . . anyone who has got concerns, ideas or suggestions will certainly be able to make a formal submission,” she said. Members from the Hornby Cricket Club and Hornby Rugby Football Club concerned about losing their sports grounds on Denton Park will attend the meeting. A city council report said Denton Park is a central location convenient for a wide cross-section of users and there are “potentially excellent” opportunities for integration into the park from the facility. Board chairman Mike Mora said he believes there are some locations that still need to be considered but they will emerge at the meeting today. THe meeting on the location options will be held at the Upper Riccarton Library at 4.30pm •HAVE YOUR SAY: Where would you like to see the New Hornby Library, Service Centre and South West Pool placed? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi


Check out our news online CANTABRIANS NOW have a great new news website to go to. www.star.kiwi launched yesterday with articles and video on news, events, opinion and other material from around our region. CTV, which ended as a television broadcast channel in December, has been transitioned on to the website. “We are unashamedly local and www.star.kiwi, like our free print publications, will be our online medium for all the news, views and information Cantabrians need,” said Star Media chief executive Steve McCaughan. www.star.kiwi would also be a great medium for advertisers, he said. Star Media is a multi-media company which publishes community newspapers Western News, Nor’West News, Southern View, Pegasus Post, News, Bay Harbour News, Selwyn Times, The Star, Style magazine, Kiwi Gardener, Rugby News and a host of other niche publications, and has events like City2Surf and The Home Show. The company has moved premises and is now at 359 Lincoln Rd.


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KIDNEY SURGERY A 6 year old Golden Lab called, you guessed it, LOLA, came to see us for a referral ultrasound at the end of last year because she had been urinating “clots” of blood. She was clinically bright and alert at the visit but did have a history of possibly having access to rat bait 7 days earlier. The abdominal ultrasound was performed by Catherine and she found a possible bleed into the left kidney but no sign of tumours anywhere else. A wide range of blood and urine testing was performed, including clotting times in case of rat bait access, and all showed up very normal, apart from evidence that she had experienced a recent bleed. So initially she was discharged on Vitamin K in case of rat bait and antibiotics. She seemed bouncy and was of course still ravenous but a follow up ultrasound was scheduled for the following week to check to see if the haemorrhage had resolved in the left kidney.

She returned happily to see Kirsty the following week looking great. No further blood clots were seen in her urine. The ultrasound of the left kidney appeared in worse shape – the kidney was increased in size and still full of fluid – blood? Specialists were consulted and it was agreed that a CT scan was needed to rule in or out cancer. Kirsty accompanied Lola to her CT scan. The radiologist noted marked pathological changes in the left kidney that resembled a rapidly progressing primary kidney tumour. No sign of cancer was seen in the lungs or other parts of the abdomen. It was decided that she needed a nephrectomy ( removal of the left kidney) fairly urgently while she still essentially well. Her right kidney was functioning normally ( as seen on CT scan and via the bloods)and without surgery her prognosis was probably less than 1 month. So Kirsty and myself put our hands up to operate on Lola. A nephrectomy surgery is not to be taken lightly so we did our research before attempting the left kidney removal ( text book reading, U tube videos, consulting with other surgeons). We had a blood donor dog, a German shepherd called Pepper, on standby in case she lost a lot of blood or we couldn’t control surgical bleeding.

My Lola frequently gave blood but since she’s had a renal tumour removed and undergone chemotherapy, she can no longer have blood drawn. It is important for a clinic to have access to a healthy, young, disease free canine patient in the case a blood transfusion is needed. Collecting blood is largely straight forward although the donor dog often needs to be sedated as the collection needle is large bore and goes into the jugular vein. The patient must lay very still while we are collecting the blood. Pepper did an amazing job and her blood was sent to the After hours clinic with Lola in case she required it. The surgery was a complete success, and even though there were a few tense moments during the 2 hour operation, Kirsty and I were thrilled with the final outcome. Her left kidney and ureter were carefully removed and the bleeding controlled. Georgie did a superb job of anaesthetic monitoring – not straight forward at all. Lola woke up brilliantly and has really never looked back. Her owners were very thrilled and grateful for the work our entire team carried out from start to finish. And the best news being, the mass in the kidney wasn’t “cancer”, the kidney was diseased, non functioning and had a large blood clot present. Lola will need ongoing monitoring to make sure the surviving kidney maintains good health. This will be done by regular blood and urine testing with her primary vet in Ashburton. Just like with my Lola, we are out of the woods but still need to keep our eyes open for any small changes. My Lola did have kidney cancer confirmed so she gets 6 monthly CT scans at St Georges and 3 monthly blood and urine testing. Periodically she is fed Prescription kidney diets but for now her surviving kidney is holding up well. Long may it last – my Lola is now swimming and relaxing up in the Bay of Islands with the family. Take home message – consult your vet immediately if your dog passes clots of blood in the urine. This isn’t normal.

FendaltonWaimairiHarewood Community Board deputy chairman Sam MacDonald talks about what Donald Trump is doing to politics.

tion tasked with spending millions of dollars every year on roads, traffic, waterways, parks and collecting rubbish, there isn’t much of everyday life that isn’t impacted by the work overseen by elected representatives. Now, while I don’t propose that our elections are comparable to the US elections, the challenge remains: How do we improve voter participation and increase the awareness of what your city council and community board do for you? I’ve taken a different approach in the Waimairi Ward. Firstly, by working with local residents on key issues, such as challenges with urban planning and development, parking and traffic issues, and the under utilisation of our parks and recreational areas. Secondly, I’ve been working to raise awareness of the importance of

Has Donald Trump revived politics? It seems to be the topic every media outlet across the globe is reporting – the Donald Trump presidency. While we have seen him already make controversial moves like remove the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and adopt an archaic, protectionist approach to trade, the question still stands. Is a Trump presidency likely to improve the awareness of politics and the importance of voting? One of the struggles inherent with local government elections is the lack of awareness or engagement and the resulting low voter turnout. In the 2016 elections, only 40 per cent of Christchurch voters cast a ballot. For an organisa-

democratic participation. As a young representative, passionate about getting youth involved in not only our community, but the democratic process, more can be done. I challenge you to talk to someone under the age of 30 and discuss the importance and impact of their vote. While rubbish collection and traffic issues may not be the most appealing conversations, the point remains – will the ongoing controversy surrounding the Trump presidency, in the very least, raise awareness around the importance and impact of your democratic right to vote? HAVE YOUR SAY: What is your view on Sam MacDonald’s Soap Box? Email andrew.king@ starmedia.kiwi

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Halswell Domain car fire spooks residents ahead of skate park


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HALSWELL DOMAIN security has come under scrutiny after a vehicle was driven through unlocked gates and set alight. The vehicle was set on fire beside the playground at about 1.20am on Wednesday near where the new Halswell Skate and Recreation Park is set to be built. The city council is investigating why the domain’s gates were left unlocked and will be talking to the security company tasked with the job. The vehicle was removed on Thursday morning with the owner’s insurance company paying for the removal. It will cost the city council an estimated $200 to remove the destroyed grass. Resident Darryl Clarke said if the city council is not going to lock the gates at night with the new skate park, it is going to cause more issues for residents living nearby. “It is good for the kids; I am not against it in that way. It is a bit different when you live near something like that,” he said.

By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PLANS ARE under way for a ranger to be back living at Riccarton Bush over winter. The ranger’s cottage, which was severely damaged in the February 22, 2011, earthquake, will be rebuilt. The Riccarton Bush Trust now has a building consent to rebuild the cottage on Kauri St, near the south side of the bush. The cottage was occupied by current ranger Gavin Ruckledge before the earthquake. But prior to Christmas, the cottage was demolished. Riccarton Bush Trust deputy chairman and chairman of the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, Mike Mora, said having a ranger on site was worth it. “If anybody gets trapped in the bush after the gates are locked at night, then they can go to the emergency exit and get out by the ranger’s house,” he said. A sprinkler system, fire hydrants, pumps and wells are now in place near the new cottage site in case of a fire, Mr Mora said. In December last year, the public toilets at Riccarton Bush were set on fire.

BURNT OUT: A vehicle was set alight in the Halswell Domain on Wednesday night after security forgot to lock the gates.

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News Owaka Pit problem highlights issues

Fashion By Georgia O’Connor-Harding and Bridget Rutherford SOME ELECTED officials are struggling to get information out of their own governing body after a community board was refused a briefing about a long-standing issue in its ward. The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board has been denied a briefing from the city council on a report prepared about Wigram’s controversial Owaka Pit. Chairman Mike Mora (left) said city council staff had prepared a report about the pit, however, the board did not know what was in it. Before Christmas, the board asked for a briefing on the contents of the report to be set early this year but it was denied, he said. City council head of regulatory compliance Tracey Weston said to preserve the independence of the investigation it did not comment on ongoing matters. “It is also inappropriate to brief the community board about an active investigation


Motoring CONTENTIOUS: The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board wants a briefing on the Owaka Pit, but the city council said no. ​

in its area as members are not allowed to influence compliance decisions. “The city council will provide an update to the community board once the investigation has progressed and a decision has been made on a way forward.’’ Mr Mora said he was “very

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advocate for and on behalf of the community. Sometimes that can be a very difficult job.” Deputy chairwoman Helen Broughton said it was frustrating because it was a long-standing issue in the ward. “They’ve got some obligation to keep us informed.”

Mayor Lianne Dalziel (left) said elected members were briefed on overarching issues, but they could not necessarily be briefed on what was happening in a regulatory compliance space, especially if it was under investigation. “If elected members are seen to interfere with regulatory processes, then this could be subject to a judicial review.” It comes as information released to The Star showed city councillors and community board members had to resort to using the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act process to request information out of their own council. The controversial pit on Owaka Rd was used as a recycling tip and has been a source of contention for years. In 2013 the medium density fibre in the pit spontaneously caught alight taking weeks to contain. The city council issued Owaka Holdings Ltd, which owns the pit, an abatement notice in April, 2015, which said all MDF had to be removed by April, 2016. FREEHOLD UNIT TITLES


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onFashion But that notice lapsed in April and the city council did not reimpose it, in spite of requests to do so from the board. Ms Weston said it did not reimpose it because the city council initiated an investigation of potential compliance issues at the site. “The investigation is ongoing.” She said the city council was receiving monthly updates on the removal of the material, which was coming from an Owaka Holdings representative. Alan Edge, who owns Owaka Holdings, did not respond to The Star. Meanwhile, the Awatea Residents’ Association, which has fought for the MDF to be removed for years, had also requested the same report from the city council only to be denied. It had since gone to the Ombudsman to have it released. “It could be embarrassing if the public gets the information and we haven’t even been briefed on it,” Ms Broughton said. Mr Mora understood the report had been obtained by the Ombudsman. Meanwhile, figures show there were 11 requests for information under the LGOIMA from elected

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officials during the previous term from 2013 to October 2016. The most were made by city councillor Yani Johanson, and then Shirley-Papanui Community Board deputy chairman Aaron Keown. Cr Johanson made four requests, including asking for a copy of documents relating to bids for cricket matches in the city and for the Adshel contract over the provision of bus shelters in the city. “I put these requests in following ongoing attempts to get information, and staff advice led me to put an OIA request in after everything else had failed,” he said. Current councillor Keown asked whether the tender for the new central library was the lowest, a breakdown for the financial agree-

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ment over the disposal for The Crossing car park, and whether city council would install charging stations for electric vehicles. “I assumed the reason I wasn’t getting the information was because I was a community board member and not a councillor. That’s what I was told,” he said. He said elected members should get the same information city council staff got. Other requests were made by councillor Jimmy Chen and then Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board chairwoman Sara Templeton. City council chief adviser to the chief executive Adair Bruorton said the city council took information requests on a case by case basis. She said when it was unrelated

to the elected member’s official duties, or if it belonged to a third party or was sensitive, they would have to go through the LGOIMA process. Elected members could contact staff directly, provided they went through the “proper channels” and appropriate staff were contacted, she said. That was the same for Ms Dalziel and Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner, she said. “The vast majority of elected member questions and information requests are handled directly by staff.” Ms Dalziel said she had never used the LGOIMA process in her mayoral role, but had done so previously. Canterbury University political science senior lecturer Bronwyn

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Activities to ease into school year By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A FUN three weeks for children on the Russley Rascals holiday programme has come to an end today. Painting, dressing up as clowns, and ascending to great heights at the rock climbing gym Clip ’n Climb are some of the fun activities participants have been up to lately. The programme that began earlier this month will finish today as the school year prepares to start up again. Special days were held weekly during the programme for the participants aged five to 13. Most recently magician Elgregoe visited to perform for the children while another time a “carnival day” was held. “I organised a big jumping castle, candy floss, face painting,” owner Yvonne Straman said. She said her programme is more social compared to others in spite of it being smaller. “I give them a bit more one on one. Because it’s not so busy I can give them more. A lot of programmes have like 60 kids and I don’t know how they cope with all that,” she said.



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Community rallies behind Zonta garage sale St John on fundraising day to boost charities RICCARTON residents have been reaching into their pockets to support St John. Bunnings Warehouse Riccarton was one of many across the country to hold a barbecue for the charitable organisation recently. All funds raised from the Riccarton branch went directly to the St John Youth Cashmere Division. The amount of money raised could not yet be released. St John South Island region fundraising and marketing manager, Debbie Pipson, said all funds raised will go directly into helping the local community. “Our St John volunteers work tirelessly to help us save lives and change lives, and they couldn’t do it without the generosity and energy of local supporters like Bunnings,” she said. Bunnings Warehouse Riccarton complex manager Morgan Walker said the barbecue was a way for the community to show their appreciation for the work done by local volunteer emergency services.

Family activities, fun games and entertainment were also held throughout the fundraising day.

GOOD CAUSE: Bunnings Warehouse Riccarton team members Ali Kouzehgari and Zinan Bennett.

A GROUP of women have spent six months collecting items for a garage sale – with the proceeds to go to charity. Zonta Club of Christchurch South will hold its annual summer garage sale on February 11 with children’s toys, preserves, furniture, ornaments and linen among some of the items for sale which will be held bordering the village green on Dyers Pass Rd, Cashmere. Club president Sue Clark said the women have been busy collecting and making items to sell. “It is a lot of work but well worth it,” Ms Clark said. Members family and friends have helped by donating items as well. “It’s a white elephant sale, really, with a huge array of goods, all in good order and all donated to us by friends and families. This sale is an annual event . . . and it provides us with a great start to the year.” Funds raised are all distributed to the club’s chosen charities. “We have a number of very worthwhile charities which we support and it is incredibly satisfying to be able to make substantial donations to these groups. Next up on our activities

list will be a visit to the Broadfield Garden on February 19, and tickets to this are still available to the public.” The Zonta Club of Christchurch South is part of the national Zonta network which in the last four years has donated thousands of dollars to the Sophie Elliot Foundation, principally for the publication and distribution of the book Loves Me Not. A copy of this book is given to every student who participates in a course jointly delivered by the foundation and the New Zealand police, and on offer to all New Zealand secondary schools. Ms Clark says Zonta aligns itself well with the Sophie Elliot Foundation because Zonta’s prime aim is to improve the status of women worldwide. The Zonta Club of Christchurch South is well-known for its annual Zonta Sports Awards which attract competition from top athletes and sportspeople from the secondary schools in the region. For more information about Zonta or tickets to the Broadfield Garden tour, email christchurchsouth@zonta.org.nz or phone Sue 344 2141.

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Cricket bid for Horticultural Centre By Andrew King THE Horticultural Centre in Hagley Park could be converted back into an indoor sports facility. The hall, which is next to Hagley Oval, is now rarely used by the Horticultural Society. The city council will decide on Thursday if it will allow the use of the building to be changed to allow for sport and recreation. If that happens, the Canterbury Cricket Trust will buy the building. But Hands Off Hagley, the group which unsuccessfully tried to stop the Hagley Oval development, said it didn’t want another commercial activity in the park. “It’s just nibbling away more and more park. The building is an eyesore. If the Horticultural Society don’t want it anymore, knock it over,” Hands Off Hagley spokesman Martin Meehan said. Hands Off Hagley only learned of the plan for the hall on Monday. “Here we go again is all I’m thinking,” he said. The Horticultural Society has owned the building for about 25 years. Before that it was a golf driving range and squash club, and prior to that it was owned by Canterbury Cricket.


Keown’s $100 challenge By Andrew King ONE HUNDRED dollars is up for grabs to anyone who can find an intersection in Christchurch which has the same amount of lanes – and no traffic lights – like one in Harewood. City councillor Aaron Keown has laid down the challenge and will give $100 to the first person who can find an intersection the same as Harewood, Breens and Gardiners Rds. “All up, there are 10 lanes that converge at that point. I don’t think there is another intersection like that in the city, that doesn’t have lights,” he said. The intersection has been labelled dangerous by local schools and residents. Nor’West News reported in September that residents, schools and elected officials all want a change to the intersection due to near misses with school pupils, cars and cyclists. More than 1700 people signed a petition set up by Cr Keown calling for lights to be installed. It was also the main focus of his 2016 campaign to be elected on to the city council in the Harewood Ward.

CHALLENGE: City councillor Aaron Keown has offered $100 to the first person who can find an intersection like the Harewood, Breens and Gardiners Rds without lights in the city. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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MEDALS: The St Andrew’s boys’ under-17 coxed four of Oliver Bailey, Ben Oxley, Evan Young, Flynn Dijkstra and Tom Flavill (coxswain), were one of five crews from the school to win gold. PHOTO: STEVE MCARTHUR

St Andrew’s break rowing record with 16-medal haul By Gordon Findlater ST ANDREW’S College broke records over the weekend, as Christchurch’s top rowing schools continued their Maadi Cup build up. St Andrew’s qualified for 30 A finals – a regatta record – at the South Island Rowing Championships, held over the weekend at Twizel’s Lake Ruataniwha. They went on to win 16 medals on Sunday, five of which were gold. Their first gold came in the men’s under-19 coxed four with the schools second boat complet-

ing a one-two in the race. St Andrew’s also occupied the first two podium spots in the boys’ under-17 coxed four. Meanwhile, the boys’ under-15 coxed four, men’s under-19 coxless pair oars and girls’ under-15 coxed four also came home with gold. Christchurch Boys’ High School secured the most gold medals at the regatta with seven of their nine podiums resulting in wins. They took gold in the under-17 coxed eight, under-15 coxed octuple sculls, club coxed four, under-16 coxed four, novice

RUNNER-UP: The Halswell Hornets have shown promising signs ahead of the Crosbie Nines after finishing second at the inaugural Rolleston Nines tournament. The Hornets made it to the Saturday’s grand-final at Rolleston Reserve before falling to the Linwood Keas. The six-team tournament was played between the Keas, Hornets, Papanui Tigers, Riccarton Knights, Wycola Heat and Rolleston Warriors. It was the first time Rolleston had staged rugby league in about 16 years. The Crosbie Nines will take place at Crosbie Park on February 11.

coxed eight, under-15 coxed eight and open coxed eight. There was also success for Rangi Ruru Girls’ School which came away from the regatta with eight medals, five of which were gold. St Margaret’s College managed seven medals, while Christchurch Girls’ High School secured three golds in their five medal haul. The next event in the build up to March’s Maadi Cup is the Canterbury Schools’ Regatta at Ashburton’s Lake Hood on February 25.

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Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Today, 10-10.30am Encourage learning through language. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Knit and Yarn Today, 10am-noon Take along your knitting, crochet or any portable craft and join the library’s friendly group for an hour or two of companionship and crafting. Beginners most welcome and the programme will suit all ages. Hornby Library, Goulding Ave Storytimes/Wā Kōrerō Today, 10.30-11am Encourage learning through a love for stories. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, songs, rhymes and play. Suited to pre-school aged children. Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rds CSO Music Wednesday, 10.30-11.15am Join in the singing, dancing and storytelling with a string quartet from the Christchurch

Symphony Orchestra. The CSO, in partnership with the Christchurch City Libraries, introduces Music Trails through the Library. This free, 45-minute performance will provide a fun and interactive way of introducing young people to live music. The programme is a great opportunity for your wee one to see the instruments up close and join in with the musical fun. A caregiver is required. Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rds GenConnect Wednesday, 1-1.45pm Nothing compares to the knowledge of helpful teens who have grown up with technology. Riccarton High School students will be available to help you find answers to all your technology questions. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Scrabble Club Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm Go along to the Scrabble Club. No obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly group. Some boards provided, but feel free to bring your own. Te Hapua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd

ROOSTER: Celebrate the Lunar New Year with stories and rhymes to bring in the year of the rooster. The storytime session will suit pre-schoolers and will be held on Thursday, 11-11.30am, at the Te Hapua: Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd. UR Club Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Go and join the fun at the library’s after school club. Open to all school-aged children. There will be stories, crafts, games and more. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Play Mahjong Friday, 2-4pm Go along to the library and learn to play Mahjong – a game to stimulate your brain and keep you on your toes. The programme will suit adults.

Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rds Rooster Painting Craft Activity Friday, 3.30-4.30pm Create your own rooster painting to celebrate the Lunar New Year. You will use paint and forks to craft a unique piece of art. The crafty session will suit all ages. Fendalton Library, cnr of Jeffreys and Clyde Rds Lunar New Year Bilingual Storytime Saturday, 11-11.30am





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Due to upcoming EQC repairs on our existing premises we have decided to vacate our Athelston Street, Barrington offices at the end of our lease which expires on the 31st January 2017

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Clarity Diamonds will continue to offer their extensive range of engagement and wedding rings and remaking service by appointment only. To make an appointment as from the 1st of February phone Edwin on 982 2982 or email: edwin@ claritydiamonds.co.nz Edwin wishes to thank all those who have supported him while in Barrington and he looks forward to hearing from you again to meet your requirements and is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Craig Anderson - Goldsmith, will continue to offer Jewellery Manufacture, Restoration and Repair by appointment only. Craig wishes to thank his customers for their support whilst based in Barrington. To make an appointment as from 1 February 2017 Craig can be contacted either by Mobile: 021 844 649 Email: goldsmithnz@gmail.com

Clarity Diamonds was established by Edwin Edmonds to offer a personalised service to provide the best combination of style quality and value for money. Over the last 35 years Edwin has specialised in engagement and wedding rings and carries one of the largest selections in Christchurch which customers can order in the Before combinations that suit them best. Free Quotes are given and a design service is also available. Remaking of your jewellery is also a speciality at Clarity Diamonds where we can recreate your treasured pieces.

With 38 years experience at the workbench Craig specialises in jewellery repair and restoration. A member of the Goldsmiths Guild of New Zealand, Craig completed his apprenticeship in Wellington and attained his Trade Certificate in Manufacturing Jewellery in 1978. Jewellery repairs, ring resizing and restorations are carried out by Craig in his workshop on the After premises. Craig will discuss the best available options to you in regards repairs as well as advice on the care and maintenance of your precious jewellery items. Whilst no appointment is necessary Craig can be contacted on (03) 337 6576 if you wish to make a time to see him.

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Keep looking when Help your child grow in confidence you are cooking Do your children lack self-confidence, or perhaps have so much energy that they need an outlet for it? Development through drama is the ideal approach to teach confidence and channel youthful energy while building selfesteem. The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy has been in New Zealand for 35 years. This highly regarded international programme helps students aged 5 to 17 fulfil their potential by acting confidently and speaking clearly. Our unique, self-development programme helps achieve invaluable life skills. The confident, articulate child makes friends easily, accepts challenges and new directions. Confident children become well-rounded adults. Our fully qualified teachers are trained in the Helen O’Grady Drama system, they ensure each child is encouraged and valued in a warm, positive learning environment. Lessons stimulate and motivate students without the exam or

By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer LAST WEEKEND’S wild weather caused a few issues around town with our fire trucks attending a number of trees and lines down. Scariest for the occupants was a house in Marine Pde where a power pole ended up hanging over the building. Evacuation of the home was the only option until the power authorities could stabilise things. THe old pot on stove scenario was evident again this week with one of the incidents being at a school. I’m not going to say where because I don’t want to embarrass the staff but it’s so easy to see someone putting the pot on and then rushing off to do some of the thousands of jobs needed to do and simply forgetting. One third of all structure fires start in the kitchen. The saying: ‘Keep looking when you’re cooking’ never dates. One of the most frightening events for a young mother is accidentally locking your children in the car. We are quite often called to assist in breaking-in and mum’s distress is commonly picked up by the child who becomes equally unhappy. Not so on the Rapaki Track on Wednesday, where the trapped baby was still smiling when Woolston’s crew finally broke into the car. Mum smiled then too! A late night cigarette outside saved a

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Papanui High School Term 1 2017 night classes Make joining a night class one of your New Year resolutions and begin 2017 by taking some time for yourself and joining one of the wide range of night classes that are on offer at Papanui High School. The start of a new year is the ideal opportunity to get inspired to get out and learn something new and meet some new people? Classes for Term 1 begin from Monday 13 February and the options are extensive from Art to Yoga and everything in between we are sure regardless of your age or interest you will find something to tempt you. Classes at Papanui High School are held

in a warm, friendly relaxed environment and our tutors are supportive and well qualified in their chosen fields. We have many new courses on offer for the first time in Term 1, Mindfulness, Creative Writing, Introduction to Beauty (a course specializing in Nails), Cake Design and Cooking for Weight Loss (showing you how to eat more and weigh less). For further information and enrolment in any of our courses please visit our website www.papanui.school.nz or telephone our office on 3520701. Cake Design and Cooking for Weight Loss showing you how to eat more and weigh less.

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Adult and Community Education at Risingholme Community Centre Risingholme Community Centre wishes everyone a Happy New Year and the opportunity to begin or continue on the journey of being and Adult Learner. Risingholme Community Centre continues to offer a wide range of exciting Learning opportunities across the city. We start the term on Monday 13th February so why not enrol in one of our exciting classes – www. risingholme.org.nz Risingholme’s strong focus on language development continues with a wide range of language courses at a variety of levels – ESOL, Sign Language, Te Reo Maori, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Risingholme’s traditional base of art and craft courses continues to flourish with a full range available at a number of venues. They include fabrics, woodwork skills, cake decorating, health & fitness and well-being, computing, guitar and photography, cooking as well as many others. We also have some new and exciting classes planned such as Zen tangle, Creative Writing for Young Adults, Drawing and Sketching, Work and Living Skills. If you can’t find what you are looking for – “Tell us what you would like to learn” For more information on classes at Risingholme, Riccarton High School, Christchurch Girls High School, Shirley Boys High School, Hillmorton High School and Hornby High School, contact Risingholme Community Centre at 332 7359 or email info@risingholme.org.nz The full programme for Term 1 is on our website at http://www.risingholme.org.nz

Riccarton High School Arduino –introduction to coding and electronics, Basic Photography, Calligraphy, Customer Service, Creative Art, Chinese Cooking, Computing (Excel & Word), Embroidery, ESOL IELTS, ESOL Business English, First Aid, Gnocchi, Advanced Indian Cooking, Italian Cooking, Italian Language, Learn to Touch Type, Mediterranean Cooking, NZ Sign Language (a range of levels), Russian Language, Sewing Skills, Spanish Language, Te Reo Maori, Woodwork, Writing For Children & Young Adults, Yoga, Zen Tangle.

Shirley Boys’ High School Arduino –introduction to coding and electronics, Art (Painting with Acrylics), Computing Basics, Designing Your Garden; German Language, NZ Sign Language, Photoshop, Pilates, Reiki Level 2, Spanish Language, Te Reo Maori, Thai Cooking, Website Design, Woodwork, Yoga (range of classes).

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Putting your feet first Health issues can begin from the ground up. Wearing the right footwear aids a healthy body and is especially important for people who spend time on their feet. Footwear that lacks support (especially in the arch area) can lead to painful foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis or heel pain. Good footwear can accommodate an orthotic supporting the foot and assisting posture, also helping relieve knee and back problems. Feet First Podiatry offers a full podiatry service for children, adults and the elderly. It is owned by Charlotte Russell who is assisted by Andrew Hawkey and Laura Finney. All are senior podiatrists registered with the New Zealand Podiatry Board. Whether you require general podiatry care, orthotics or have a more serious foot issue, associated with a medical condition such as diabetes or arthritis, Charlotte and her team can help. They also work with children, to manage foot function problems and other foot concerns that can cause lifetime problems. Feet First Podiatry now stocks a range of footwear, available both at their clinic and on-line. “Not everyone has a standard shoe fitting,” explains Charlotte. “Variances in foot shapes and sizes were the impetus to us sourcing footwear so our clients could have fashionable, functional and comfortable footwear suitable for all occasions.”

Feet First Podiatry’s Shoe Room carries a wide range of stylish practical footwear for both men and women. Brands carried include Vionic and Revere where a person’s own orthotics can easily be fitted into the shoe and the FRANKiE4 range, which is designed by a podiatrist, comes with a half and full removable insole and allows you to insert your own orthotics, while the Propét selection is available in various widths and has a deep toe box making it ideal for people with diabetes. Look out too for the new Anodyne range – attractive footwear for both men and women –expected to arrive soon. Feet First Podiatry has their main clinic at 37 Main South Road and satellite clinics at Darfield Pharmacy, Marshlands Family Health Centre, Redcliffs Clinic, Waltham Medical Centre and Woodham Road Pharmacy. To contact Feet First Podiatry, call 03 348 7910, email: info@feetfirst.co.nz, or visit www.feetfirst.co.nz where you can also see the footwear they carry on The Shoe Room page.

Charlotte Russell shows Courtney Rhodes the FRANKiE4 Ellie.

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Tuesday January 31 2017


Offering a full range of dental services

A fortnight. One month. Two months. How much time and patience does one need to have a porcelain crown or a ceramic dental restoration nowadays? At Merivale Dental Group, they acknowledge people have hectic lifestyles juggling work and family life leaving little time for multiple dental appointments. CEREC same-day dental crowns and implants are the most modern technology available in dental restoration. They are one of a few practices in Christchurch being able to manufacture and place ceramic restorations by taking a 3D

digital scan of your teeth. The tooth is then designed on clever software and sculpted by a milling unit which allows them to produce beautiful, strong porcelain restorations in the one appointment. This means no temporary restoration and no second visit for their patients. Merivale Dental Group has the latest and state-of-the-art Omnicam CEREC unit. Dentists David Rowley and Jenny Kim believe that the advances of digital dentistry are the way of the future and pride themselves in producing strong long lasting restorations. Behind all beautiful, swift dental


Merivale Dental Group staff, left to right, David Rowley, Megan Smith, Jenny Kim, Petria Waitzer. restorations should be firm healthy gums covering the pearly whites. When it comes to focussing on having fantastic oral health, it is very easy for us to forget gum health. Megan Smith and Petria Waitzer are the friendly and experienced dental hygienists at Merivale Dental Group. They are both passionate about prevention and treatment of gum disease and provide gentle but thorough removal of plaque, stains, and tartar build-ups. Since prevention is better than cure, they are dedicated to helping you perfect your homecare technique and aid in sorting out any problems before

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Merivale Dental Group welcomes hygienist Megan Smith to the team

they get worse. Merivale Dental Group offers a full range of dental services and they would love to help you out with all your dental needs. If

you would like more information on their friendly practice, please check out their website at www. merivaledental.co.nz or call them on 355 3888.

Merivale Dental Group offers a full range of dental services and they would love to help you out with all your dental needs.

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Tuesday January 31 2017


REAL ESTATE A Golden Opportunity 125 Main Road, Governors Bay From $700,000 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | 2 Car Garaging | 2023m2 section - Listing No. 3502

NOTE: The owners have just had a subdivision report completed by a Registered Survey Company, a Geotechnical Report completed by Registered Consulting Engineers and a subdivision application has been submitted to council. This is currently in the approval process and applies for two separate titles to be issued for the property. Title 1 - House on 1023m2 and Title 2 - Separate section of 1000m2. On a 2023m2 section which occupies a prime position right in the heart of the bay. Enjoy the space and the stunning harbour / hill views. Last on the market in 1948, this was home to one of our much loved local identities. The comfortable family home offers three double bedrooms and open plan living opening to wrap-around verandah. You will be super cosy in winter with the Kent Duo wood-burner and heat-pump, plus a still operational “chippy” in the kitchen. There is easy, sealed access to a detached double garage plus a single carport and woodshed. This is a golden opportunity to own a good chunk of the bay right at its centre. Spread out and keep the whole half acre (2023m2)for yourself, develop into a beautiful garden or just keep as real country space for the kids to romp. For a gardener it is a blank canvas, an additional way to enhance the future value of this property. For a private viewing, please contact Min of Min Sarginson Real Estate (Licensed Agent REAA 2008), phone 027 432 0327 or 329 4161.

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Tuesday January 31 2017

Classifieds Animals Livestock/ Supplies GREAT HAY for horses, conventional bales ,pick up Southbridge, any number up to 1000 bales. $6 per bale. Call 021 649049 Caravans, Motorhomes


Contact us today Situations Vacant


Phone our local team 03 379 1100

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WATCHES Ladies Versace, Gucci & Calvin Klein, brand new in boxes, bracelet design excellent price $99.95 each, plse ph ChCh 020 444-4204

Trades & Services

ELECTRICIAN (Registered) 16 years experience

• Domestic and Commercial • Heat Pump design, supply, installation.



Phone Phil 021 024 72873

Public Notices


& Traliers

Caravan 4 to 5 Berth Wanted Repairs OK 027 938 5344


Fashion Designs & Colours Discontinued Designs End of Lines Bargain Prices Call at Our Shop CURTAIN FABRIC OUTLET 71 Hawdon St Sydenham Ph 366-5026

For Sale HANDBAG Genuine Guess Leilani box bag CR240831 sand/neutral colour, sz 42cm long x 22cm high, excellent condition only $160 ono ph 020 444 4204

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Villa Maria College is a Catholic school for girls established in 1918 by the Sisters of Mercy. We are looking for a Uniform Shop Manager to join our team.

Villa Maria College is a Catholic school for girls established in 1918 by the Sisters of Mercy. We are looking for a Gateway Administrator to join our team.

Infoline Chch 96 22 999 Depart Glenmark Station 11.30am & 2.00pm

The Uniform Shop manager is responsible for the operation and stock management of this retail entity.

The Gateway Administrator is responsible for all aspects of this programme which aims to give senior students opportunities to gain workplace learning and learning experiences aligned to vocational pathways.

To be successful in this role you will need to... • Have great customer service skills, to be able to interact positively with both students and parents • Maintain and develop good business procedures • Be available to work flexible hours • Be able to work unsupervised to manage all aspects of our busy Uniform centre • Have an eye for detail and plenty of initiative • Have experience using Excel and stock management • Maintain and develop relationships with suppliers


DEMOLITION With care and respect we will remove your dwelling. Our policy is to recycle as much as we can. We are a local company specialising in residential properties. We will endeavor to cater for your individual needs. Ph. R.M. Solutions 021 02866981 for a free quote.

Additional Information... • Villa Maria College offers you a collegial work environment with flexible hours • There is the potential for additional hours by mutual agreement • A job description can be found on the College website www.villa.school.nz


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To be successful in this role you will need to... • Work with TEC (Tertiary Education Commission), employers, Industry Training Organisations (ITO’s) and private Tertiary Providers. • Have great customer service skills, to be able to interact positively with both students, parents and providers • Be available to work flexible hours • Be able to work unsupervised to manage all aspects of the College’s Gateway function • Have an eye for detail and plenty of initiative • Have experience-using Excel Additional Information... • Villa Maria College offers you a collegial work environment with flexible hours • A job description can be found on the College website www.villa.school.nz Applications close 17 February 2017 Please provide your CV and two references to: Donna Scarlett - Executive Officer Villa Maria College 21 Peer Street, Christchurch 8041 Or email to: dsc@villa.school.nz

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Patio - Pathways - Driveways

Lawns and Gardens

Planting - Raised Vege Gardens Readylawn - Irrigation - Fencing

General Maintenance

Water Blasting - Gutter Cleaning Rental Property Maintenance Section Clearing - Weed Spraying

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Blair Gibson 027 699 5815


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Phone Kevin 027 561 4629

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Trades & Services BRICKLAYER George Lockyer. Over 30 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684-4046, email karengeorge@xtra.co.nz BUILDER For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 30 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067. BUILDER LICENSED available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 CARRIER LoCAL experienced, friendly, trade-me purchases, single items to truck loads, furniture to whatever, removals & trade deliveries a specialty. Ph GEH 341-5069 ************** CARPET & VINYL Laying. Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching. Email jflattery@xtra. co.nz, ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416


SPIDERS / FLIES ANNOYING YOU? We can help! Certified Pest Control 022 507 3787 info@certifiedpestcontrol. co.nz

Replace, repair or new. We are a local company with over 10 yrs exp. We also operate a SPoUTING CLEANING digger for all other Spouting Unblocked, earthworks.

Ph. R.M. Solutions 021 02866981 for a free quote.

ELECTRICIAN REGISTERED for all electrical installations & repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or 021 026 73375 FURNITURE REMoVALS Large Trucks $95 + GST per hour 7 day NZ wide, packing & moving, Professional Company, Professional Service. Canterbury Relocations Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313 oVEN CLEANING Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 6836253 or 027 228-0025 PAINTING & Decorating interior & exterior, gib fixing, plastering, paperhanging, Est 50 yrs in ChCh, ph Wingfields Ltd, ph Mark 021 171-1586 or 355-5994 PAINTING 30 years experience, workmanship guaranteed, pensioners discounts, free quotes, ph Robert 021 02630757 PAINTER Top quality work, interior/ exterior, pensioners discount, free quotes, 30 years experience, I stand by Canterbury, ph Wayne your friendly painter 03 385-4348 or 027 274-3541 PAINTER AVAILABLE All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 PLUMBER For prompt service for all plumbing maintenance, repairs and alterations. Phone Michael 364 7080 or 027 438 3943 PLUMBER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 9607673 or 021 112-3492 RooFING Qualified & Licenced Practitioner. Re-Roof & Repairs, all types. Member New Zealand Roofing Association. Over 35 years experience. Phone John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug. co.nz

Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034 SToNEMASoN BRICK & BLOCKLAYER, Earthquake Repairs, Grind Out & Repoint, River/ Oamaru stone, Schist, Volcanic Rock, Paving, all Alterations new & old, Quality Workmanship, visit www.featureworks. co.nz or ph 027 601-3145 TILING Quality jobs done on time. All aspects of tiling. Reg Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027 334 4125

TILING SPLASHBACKS Kitchen/bathroom/ laundry, incl mosaics, ph 027 334 4125 TILER/CARPENTER 35 years exp, no job too small. Ph Ross 027 4311440. TREES BIG OR SMALL, tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph Trees Big or Small, for a free quote, 021 061 4783 TREE WoRK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759 T.V. SERVICE CENTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 VHS VIDEo TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping special occasions, www.grahamsvideo.co.nz ph 03 338-1655 WATERBLASTING Quality Job, Quick Service by skilled tradesman, Ph Richard Severin at Jet-X 0800 538 969 Free quotes, visit www.jetx.co.nz WINDoW CLEANING Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 3442170

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Tuesday January 31 2017



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Phone our local team 03 379 1100 Tuition

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Phone Rodney 027 530 3030



Wanted To Buy

PIANO/KEYBOARD Tuition. Raewyn Clegg, Registered Music Teacher, 29 Lancewood Drive, Halswell. Ph: 3229377


Vehicles Wanted CARS Wanted. Fair prices paid, quick and easy process, money paid directly into your bank account, friendly local service, call Tim Koller ph 03 390 1717 valuemycar.co.nz

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Call Matt Power 0800 239 325 The Stamp Exchange

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Phone 03 3386 021


Ph 027 282 5700

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AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156

A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671

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Tuesday January 31 2017

‘Famous for their roasts!’


Start your day with us


More rock than glam these days


Kid's SPECIAL Two courses


Check out our extensive breakfast menu from Continental to Cooked

Soup/Roast or Special available lunch only Roast/Dessert Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm



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118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150


Odyssey initially formed in the early 70's. An explosive glam rock act, they were resident band at the iconic Moby Dick’s Nightclub.

“We were considered one of the most in uential bands at the time, “ said Ronnie. “Back then we were glam rock. We’re

Cooked breakfasts

Seniors SPECIAL $ 20 Two courses

ONE of NZ’s longest established bands -Odyssey - is set to gig again at the Wunderbar Lyttelton on Saturday night.

eir glam image, strong musicianship and awesome stage presentation made them a popular act across the country and soon had them featuring on TV shows such as e Grunt Machine, Ready to Roll, and Pop Co.

We are open from 6.30am

We are family friendly. Great Kids menu plus designated play area.

not so much glam these days, just more rock.” Over 4 decades later and the original lineup is still pumping out the tunes with Terry Gallavin on keys/vocals, Bill Kearns on bass/vocals, Jeff Stribling on drums, and Ronnie Harris on lead guitar/vocals. Saturday’s gig will include material from their early days through to recently penned songs. Joining them on the bill are special guests Mike ‘Dudley’ Davison, Steve Gainsford, Mary Dunne, and Layna Hunt. $10 entry.


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7pm THIS SATURDAY in Whitfords Bar

TAB & Gaming Function Facilities


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Bookings Essential PH

386 0088

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Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm-2pm and from 5pm


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GREAT DINING - downstairs -

Midweek $10 SPECIAL ROAST Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday


Live Music: Rhonda Campbell



Members Lucky Card Draw


- upstairs -

PIERVIEW Restaurant

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Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat





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Hornby WMC 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby Phone 03 349 9026

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Tuesday January 31 2017


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