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budget was only an estimate and can be looked at during the consultation process. “It does seem like a lot of money, I probably agree but the important thing is get on and find the location . . . what is on

budget is the highest amount that can be spent effectively,â€? she said. Last month, HalswellHornby-Riccarton Community Board member Debbie Mora questioned the need to spend millions on a new library when the current one was okay. Cr Davidson said there was a need for the facility, but he did not think it needed to be that big. “I think we need to push pause and make sure we get this right – this is a lot of money.â€? He said he could not support it as it was. Cr Keown said the community needed the facility – but did not support the cost. “We’re spending too much money on facilities, we cannot afford it. I would push the pause button along with Mike.â€? But Cr Buck said people in the south-west had waited too long. “To suggest we now push the pause button is just revolting.â€? The choice of location for the facility had been contentious, with sports clubs based at Denton Park concerned they would have to move if that site was chosen. •Turn to page 6

„„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THE CYCLING velodrome won’t be bulldozed if the Hornby mega-facility is situated at Denton Park. The city council has given an assurance the region’s only velodrome will stay. It comes on the back of concern from people who use the track. They emailed Western News with their concerns (see page 8). The city council’s head of recreation and sport John Filsell has reassured the velodrome will not be lost to make way for the new facility. “We have run modelling on a variety of possible scenarios. They all consider the velodrome to be a permanent fixture,â€? he said. The three options the city council is looking at for the new Hornby library, service centre and south-west pool is Denton Park, Kyle Park and Warren Park. In December, Western News reported the facility would be located along the fenceline near McDonald’s if Denton Park was decided on as the chosen site. Canterbury Track Cycling committee chairman Shane Buckner said he knew the velodrome would not be going. •Turn to page 6

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„„ By Bridget Rutherford VICKI BUCK has labelled her fellow city councillors’ attempts to delay the Hornby mega-facility as “revolting.� On Thursday, the city council decided it would consult with the community on where to build the new Hornby library, service centre and south-west pool facility. But some city councillors raised concerns the proposed $34 million Hornby megafacility is too expensive. At the meeting, Cr Buck (right) said any suggestion to delay the mega-facility was “revolting.� But she later told Western News she was fine with the debate and is pleased the project was going ahead. She said the vote of 15-2 in favour of the facility was “overwhelming.� “Part of the point of the city council is you have robust debate about things. I have long ago given up being annoyed about debate,� she said. The three options being looked at are Denton, Warren and Kyle parks. Papanui-Innes Ward councillor Mike Davidson and

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GREAT TO see local city councillor Vicki Buck fighting the good fight for the west. She pulled no punches when fellow councillors Aaron Keown and Mike Davidson tried to throw a spanner in the works last week. Keown and Davidson, who are not in the local ward, say the $34 million cost of the Hornby megafacility is too much. It’s expensive fellas, but the west is the fastest growing area in the city and it has been without a decent facility for many, many decades. So good on you Vicki – who grew up as an eastside girl – for standing up for your westie constituents. On a sporting note the Crosbie Nines at the weekend were a great success (see page 13). The Linwood Keas won it and look dangerous again for the premiership. Where’s the Hornby and Halswell of old? –Barry Clarke



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Kennedys Bush asbestos site

CONTENTIOUS: Material containing asbestos has been moved to a site on 318 Kennedys Bush Rd. crete from the February 22, 2011, earthquake was stockpiled on the site before it was discovered the material contained asbestos. In a city council report commissioners Ken Lawn and Bob Nixon said that they had no alternative but to accept that the application is processed on a non-notified basis. This was due to a number of factors including the site already containing asbestos and the movement being tightly

controlled under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act. Precautions included the asbestos being double bagged in sealed polythene bags before being transferred to the site. An Environment Canterbury resource consent said the volume of contaminated material is limited to 4,517 cubic metres. But MP for the Port Hills Ruth Dyson said it would have been far more respectful to tell the residents.

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“Bringing into an area some material we know has got some horrific consequences if inhaled - you can understand how upset and frustrated the local people are,” she said. She will be meeting with the Kennedys Bush Road Neighbourhood Association to discuss the issue. But Halswell councillor Anne Galloway said she was comfortable for the decision to be nonnotified. She said the public needed to trust the extensive process the city council has put into ensuring the dump is safe. “The commissioner concluded there would be no adverse affect,” she said. Nearby resident Jan Walker said it was not right that it didn’t go through a proper consenting process allowing people to make submissions. She along with other residents first learnt of the dump before Christmas, when the trucks transporting the material began to go past her house. HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think of the asbestos dump at Kennedys Bush? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

OAKHAMPTON RESERVE The Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board will look to approve an easement over Oakhampton Reserve today, after a request from Orion New Zealand. This will be to allow a modern electrical kiosk, which will assist the local electrical network. The easement is for conveying electricity in a area totalling 5.5m2. The topic will be discussed at the community board meeting at the Upper Riccarton Library.

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“I know if anything happens to Trevor, I will be looked after.” Judy and Trevor have recently moved into their Summerset retirement villa and say security was their main reason for the move. Judy was originally concerned she’d find the move from their home difficult. “The transition was a breeze in the end.”


STATE HOUSES SALE MEETING A meeting for affected residents in Riccarton will be held with MP for Wigram Megan Woods next Monday in a bid to stop the sale of state houses. In November Prime Minister Bill English said the Government would look to sell up to 2500 state houses in the city as part of its sell-off programme. The meeting is an opportunity for people opposed to the sell off to come together and work out what they will do. Dr Woods, Riccarton Baptist Church pastor Anthony Rimell and activist Gail Scott will speak at the meeting. Bryndwr and Shirley state houses have also been targeted for the sell off. The meeting is to be held from 7-8.30pm at the Riccarton Baptist Church on 80 Rattray St. For more information email megan.woods@wigram.org.nz

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By Georgia O’Connor-Harding ASBESTOS material dumped less than half a kilometre away from residential areas in Kennedys Bush has upset those living nearby. The decision to dump asbestos from a north-west suburb onto a site at 318 Kennedys Bush Rd was made with no consultation with residents close by. It was given the green-light to go ahead by the city council and Environment Canterbury. Halswell Residents’ Association secretary David Hawke said that sort of consent has an “enormous impact” not just for the immediate neighbours but for the whole of Halswell and is astonished the city council could think it is not contentious. “We are getting other suburb’s rubbish and it doesn’t belong here,” Mr Hawke said. The site is located about 400m from the closest residential area. The application was made by owners of the site Penley Ltd last year to transfer the contaminated materials including asbestos from the former Aorangi School in Bryndwr. It comes after crushed con-

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News Retirement village takes top award By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A WET summer has proven to be a bumper crop of goodness for gardener Sonya Corbett. Blooming with colourful bursts of petunias, lobelias, impatiens and salvias - the garden at the Lady Wigram Retirement Village was recognised in a citywide competition. Lady Wigram, owned by Golden Healthcare Group, won two awards in the Christchurch Beautifying Association Garden Summer competition. The garden was awarded both the Peter Lawrence Challenge Trophy and the AA Lawrence Memorial Trophy premier award in the commercial category of the competition. Mrs Corbett says the garden’s success is down to the consistent rain. “Considering it has been a little bit cooler the gardens have done really well,” she said. She said this summer has been a good season with the ground only beginning to dry out now, when it normally happens in the beginning of January. Often gardening for more than eight hours a day, Mrs Corbett’s role as head gardener at Golden Healthcare Group requires her

Having gardened for more than 20 years, Mrs Corbett said her top five tips for a flourishing garden are:

PICK OF THE BUNCH: Golden Healthcare Group head gardener Sonya Corbett with the colourful garden she has created at Lady Wigram Retirement Village. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN to plan out the gardens for all five sites it owns - including Lady Wigram. “I sit down twice a year and do a annual planting plan and it normally involves around 15,000 plants between the five sites,” she said. And each new season requires the old flowers to be removed and replaced with the new. “The flowers that we won the competition for, they will get pulled out in April and we start the process over again putting the new lot in for the spring,” Mrs Corbett said.

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UNCERTAIN: An image of what the proposed Lamb and Hayward funeral facility could look like.

Controversial funeral home gets hearing By Georgia O’Connor-Harding A HEARING will be held tomorrow for a contentious funeral facility to be built in Halswell. It comes after Lamb & Hayward lodged a resource consent application to build a new funeral facility at 286 Halswell Junction Rd. Since then, the city council has received seven submissions after a limited number of residents were notified of the application. Five oppose the facility while two are in partial support. All submitters will speak at the hearing. Lamb & Hayward has engaged a number of experts to present


at the hearing, including an architect, landscaper, transport consultant and solicitor. The city council will also speak, with representation from a transport network planner and solicitor. The proposed facility has caused outrage, with a petition opposing the facility signed by more than 500 residents presented to the city council’s resource consents unit chief planner Odette White. HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think the south-west needs a new funeral facility? Email your views to georgia. oconnor@starmedia.kiwi

•From page 1 Mr Buckner said a number of investments that had gone into the facility over the past few years. In 2015, the velodrome received funding from Sky Television as part of its $1 million, five-year commitment to help repair the city after the February 22, 2011, earthquake. Along with $150,000 invested by city council, the funding saw the upgrade of the velodrome’s lighting, the cycle track, changing room facilities and the track rail replacement. But Mr Buckner said there was concern over the lack of parking at the velodrome, which has been reduced since the development of The Hub Hornby. “Our concern is for the likelihood of having a good, well thought out access to the velo-

drome with suitable parking for everybody,” he said. In the letters, concern has been raised over the affect a facility in Denton Park could have on the already congested car-parking area. Mr Filsell said higher level modelling has identified Denton Park, along with the other location options, is capable of accommodating sufficient parking. “One of the many tasks of the project team will be to work with

all the existing users of whatever site is chosen to minimise any potentially negative effects,” he said. Residents will have the opportunity to have their say on where they want the facility to go in the coming months. HAVE YOUR SAY: Would you like to see the new Hornby library, service centre and south-west pool placed in Denton Park? Email your views to georgia.oconnor@ starmedia.kiwi

Buck condemns attempts to delay mega-facility •From page 1 Hornby’s current library would be decommissioned once the new one was built. Councillor Deon Swiggs said the $34 million cost made his eyes water. “I will support consultation for the location but I think we need to have a really good think about

how we build this and how we can make it affordable.” Councillor Pauline Cotter said she was concerned about the operational costs in the future. The consultation would be prepared by city council staff before coming back to the HalswellHornby-Riccarton Community Board within the next month for

approval. Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the facility needed to be in a good location and easy to get to. The location and concept designs for the facility are not likely to be known until the end of the year. The project is not expected to be completed until mid-2019 or later. •Letters, page 8



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BEFORE AND AFTER: The scaffolding has come off and St Barnabas will reopen on Sunday. PHOTO: MANDY CALDWELL

DOORS ABOUT TO OPEN: The wait is over for St Barnabas vicar Mark Chamberlain. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

St Barnabas ready to reopen By Julia Evans ST BARNABAS will reopen its doors on Sunday – almost six years after it was badly damaged in the February 2011 earthquake. The iconic Fendalton Rd church has undergone $2 million in repairs. It will be celebrating the opening at 10am on Sunday, February 19, just before the six-year an-

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Your Local Views Readers respond to last week’s article on the Hornby mega facility’s location Martin Jones – As a member of the Canterbury Track Cycling Club, I am writing to show my support to keep the Denton Oval facility. This may be an old and, some would say, out-dated track but it is the only velodrome in the city and has, over the years, produced many world class and Olympic cyclists and continues to do so. Each year our development programme grows in numbers as more and more people discover the joy of cycling in a traffic free environment, not only from the younger generation but also masters. Canterbury continues to punch above its weight when it comes to national championships and, if we lose this track, all the hard work that the riders, coaches and army of volunteers will be for nothing. We need this track or a replacement to continue our rise to be the strongest province in New Zealand. We should have a centre of excellence combined with rowing in the city. Ruth Kellow – It would be a tragedy to get rid of Denton Park to build yet another swimming pool. There are already countless pools available to the Christchurch community. However, there is only one track cycling facility in the city. Track cycling has a huge bearing on not only the cycling community, but on the local community also. Denton Park development track cycling is one of the best development programmes in the country, and without this facility, we would lose our ability to produce some of the top riders in the country and indeed the world. What will happen to all the assets and time and effort that has been put into the club? Our two daughters this year tried track cycling and gave the development programme a go. They have fallen in love with the sport through the dedication of the officials and coaches at the club and the family feel to the club. Everyone is made to feel welcome and feel part of a real community. If there is no

velodrome, then track cycling will have no place to go and there will be no Canterbury representatives. This will leave just two velodromes in the country of note, one being Cambridge and the other, Invercargill. In my opinion, we should be investing in track cycling, not another swimming pool. This would be such a huge mistake from the city council’s perspective if it was to go ahead with this plan. I can’t put into words how much this proposal saddens me and I genuinely can’t understand how this has become a site that has been shortlisted for such a scheme. Steven Fish – Development of Denton Park must not result in the loss of the velodrome. The velodrome is frequently used by all grades of cyclists. It has been the nurturing ground for many high performance cyclists since the 1970s. The city council need to realise that there is no other facility in the city for the specific discipline of track cycle racing, but there are several libraries and pools. Please ensure that a velodrome is preserved in the planning of any new facility. Hamish Ferguson – I first rode the track at Denton Park in 1984 and, apart from a short break, I have raced, coached and officiated there ever since. Cycling is my life and track cycling is one of my great passions, as I

eas around The Hub Hornby and the velodrome. Demolishing the velodrome to make space would be a terrible action, as it has huge value to the cycling community. Denton Park currently has the only fully banked velodrome north of Mosgiel in the South Island, and holds regular racing throughout the late spring and summer. It is also a vital training venue for the competitive track cyclists of the region. Placing the facility at Denton Park would be a huge blow to the local cycling community, as well as the Hornby Rugby Football Club. With the suggested alternatives Warren and Kyle parks not causing such damage to sporting communities, I would suggest that either of these or further options be explored.

get to witness everything. What I have witnessed has been thousands and thousands of people come and give the sport a try. Some find it is not for them, but many stay and become life long fans. Now, as my tenure at Denton Park stretches 30 years, I am seeing generations of track cyclists competing. I have seen young kids who have become Olympians and world champions and people like two-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist, Eddie Dawkins, go out of his way to come here and race. Track cycling is a huge part of the Canterbury cycling community. We welcome everyone and do our best to provide good competition for all. Our track cycling junior development programme has been the starting place for four world champions and, most recently, teenage Olympian Olivia Podmore.

Annie Maillard – The Denton Park velodrome is the only track cycling facility in the city, and only one of two in the South Island. It is a fantastic facility, not flash or showy. And it is a community facility, down to earth, practical, well-used and a facility which has produced worldwide renowned cyclists. Why deprive the future cycling heroes and heroines for yet another swimming pool? Track cycling is a strength in New Zealand in spite of the current disappointing lack of coverage or interest shown by the city council. Please can the cycling future of New Zealand be given a chance and the lifeline that Denton Park be protected. If anything, the city council should be looking at how it can invest and improve this amazing place, enhance it not destroy it.

Liam Taylor – Denton Park should not be chosen as the site for the proposed facility, due to the fact that it would seriously impact the usage of the sports facilities, particularly the Denton Park velodrome. Situating the facility at Denton Park, even if it did not involve using the velodrome land, would result in the loss of several sports fields, which are ideal for year round use. This scenario would also involve a great increase in traffic to already crowded car-parking ar-

Peter Rickard-Green – Here’s a story for you about a little girl called Lucy. During 2016, watching the Rio Olympics, Lucy, 10, saw track cycling for the first time. She had never seen a sport like this before that was clearly non-gender-biased, and watched in awe as Great Britain won multiple medals and New Zealand, once again, punched above its weight. She watched as Cantabrian Olivia Podmore raced around the track, and dreamed of one day riding for

the New Zealand team. When she learned that there was a track in Christchurch, she immediately insisted on going to see it. Well before she had ever been on a track bike, and just before the season started, she volunteered to help sweep off the leaves. When the time came to have a go herself, the Canterbury Track Cycling Cub welcomed her with open arms. Offering her clothing, bike shoes, a helmet and a bike for the season to get her started in the sport. Being the youngest rider there, Lucy was often the last over the line, but undeterred, even by a big crash, she prevailed and is now improving every week, with her eyes on future gold medals who knows where she will end up. All of this was made possible by the humble old track in Denton Park. Nothing fancy, nothing flash, but such an important place to breed future champions, born out of true grit and determination to make the best of what we have. That’s the spirit of the Denton Park velodrome right there. The city council’s head of recreation and sport John Filsell responded to readers concerns about the loss of the Denton Park velodrome The velodrome will not be lost to make way for the new facility. We have run modelling on a variety of possible scenarios. They all consider the velodrome to be a permanent fixture. Higher level modelling has identified that Denton Park, Kyle Park and Warren Park are capable of accommodating sufficient parking. Any site chosen by the city council for the new facility/ facilities will impact on those who already use it. If the chosen site is Denton Park, this will include users of the velodrome. One of the many tasks of the project team will be to work with all the existing users of whatever site is chosen to minimise any potentially negative effects and focus on how all stakeholders can work together to bring a fantastic community facility to Hornby.




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THE TEAM: Villa Maria’s new senior leadership team for the year. Blythe Ward (left), Phoebe Chin, Lucy Sutcliffe, head girl Berith Petaia, deputy head girl Maggie Anderson, Caitlin Pickover, Hannah Doocey (International Leaders absent: Hannah Park, Chole Lee).

Villa Maria’s new head girl challenges students VILLA MARIA College head girl Berith Petaia has a challenge for her fellow students – she wants them to work beyond their comfort zones. Berith is one of nine senior students which form the school’s new leadership team. She will lead the school along with the team’s other members Blythe Ward (service), Phoebe Chin (academic), Lucy Sutcliffe (cultural), deputy head girl Maggie Anderson, Caitlin Pickover

(library), Hannah Doocey (sports) and international leaders Hannah Park and Chole Lee. “This year, our aim as leaders is to challenge the girls to work and think beyond their comfort zones in whatever they do,” Berith said. “I truly believe that in doing so we foster creative, intuitive learners that are key to better economies, businesses and institutions and, most importantly, girls who are willing to challenge


the stereotypes within society regarding women,” she said. Berith was looking forward to working alongside Maggie and the rest of the leadership team for the year. “It has become my duty to educate, inspire and improve the drive our girls have toward education; strengthen the school spirit as well as ensure the student body grow to obtain passion in whatever they pursue,” Berith said.

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highest integrity and dependability,” she said. Makameone’s passions are first for food, followed by his love of rugby and family. Holly on the other hand is an outdoor enthusiast partaking in the outdoor pursuit challenge with the Hillary Outdoors Education Centres and plays netball. Both students are determined to increase a sense of belonging between all the students ranging from year one to 13 and encourage them to participate in school opportunities.

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Hornby heads plan to grow “sense of family” By Georgia O’Connor-Harding subject, history. Meanwhile, Billy has been THE NEW head students at involved in peer mentoring, Hornby High School “can’t wait rifle shooting and the business to get stuck in” to their roles. challenge, Te Wero Pakihi. Year 13 students Madison “(Head boy) is a role that I feel Hickford, 17, and Billy Roper, very privileged to hold, and I’m 16, have been announced as excited to be working alongside head girl and boy respectively. such a great team of prefects,” Madison said she is looking Billy said. forward to getting to know Te Wero Pakihi is a week-long the students, working with the programme for top secondary leadership team and growing school Maori students, which a sense of family within the aims to give them an idea school. of what it feels like to run a “I can’t wait to see the business. progress of Hornby High’s He said he is most thankful rebuild and how it will benefit to the school for helping him the Hornby community,” she discover his passion for Te Reo said. Māori. Madison is hoping to gain “Because of this, I now aim NCEA Level 3 with merit to further my studies of Te Reo and receive an excellence at Canterbury University in the endorsement in her favourite years to come,” he said.

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NEW LEADERS: Riccarton High School head students Inise Manu and Tim Bridgman. ​

Head students carry on legacy RICCARTON HIGH School’s newest head students are aiming to follow in the footsteps of their past leaders. Inise Manu and Tim Bridgman were named the new head students. “We aim to continue from last year to bring increased unity to the school both culturally and between year levels,” Inise said. She said they will receive help from their team of prefects and support from principal Neil Haywood, deputy principal Lisa Heald and year 13 dean Kara Ross to achieve this goal. The students are looking to develop the school’s own outdoor education centre - the Kokiri Lodge located on the West Coast. Both students are looking forward to the school’s production of The Lion King, in which Inise plays one of the leading roles of Sarabi the mother of Simba.

EXCITING: Hornby Primary School pupils Zeinab Eshani (back left), Bless William, Ashlyn McKenzie, Zander Smith, Eshal Sen (front left), Zachary Skelton, Elijah Campbell and Elise Johnson all started school recently.

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SPORTS Burnside pair in NZ bowls development squad BURNSIDE’S CAIT Bassett and Richard Hocking are both in the New Zealand bowls development squad for 2017. The pair are the only Cantabrians selected for the 14-strong squad, which was named following last month’s national open championships. From this squad, a 10-person team will be selected for June’s series against Australia on the Gold Coast. Bassett was runner-up to fellow squad member Ashleigh Jeffcoat, of Waikato, in the national under-21 championships. Hocking is joined in the men’s team by the likes of 16-year-old Seamus Curtin, of Wellington, who was a singles silver medallist at the 2015 Youth Commonwealth Games and is the current under-18 national champion. The upcoming under-18 and under-21 championships now take on added importance as they will certainly influence the selectors thoughts when naming the 10-strong squad for the Gold Coast.

By Gordon Findlater QUINN CLINTON will test his skills against some of the world’s top young basketballers in New Orleans at the weekend. Clinton, 18, won a spot at the Basketball Without Borders global event after he was named the all-star game MVP at the BWB Asia camp in Melbourne last year. “It will be a step up from Melbourne because it’s now the best guys in the world. It will be really cool to see how I match up against guys my age from different countries,” said Clinton. The former Christchurch Boys’ High School student will also get to experience the NBA All-Star game, which the BWB camp coincides with. “It’s going to be pretty special seeing all of those guys, who are the best in the world essentially. I’ll be like a kid in a candy shop,” said Clinton. The guard will get to see the likes of LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant in action in Sunday’s all star game as well as the three-point contest and dunk contest on Saturday. He will be one of two Kiwis at the camp, joined by Wellington’s Taane Samuel.

“I’m really looking forward to this experience. It’s going to be great for Taane and I to represent our country together and help promote New Zealand basketball on the world stage. I’m keen to learn as much as I can from the NBA coaches and players, and get an insight into what it means to play at this higher level,” said Clinton. In December, Clinton played a crucial role in New Zealand’s 57-51 win over Australia in the final of the under-18 FIBA Oceania Championship, which saw them qualify for the inder-19 World Championship in Egypt in July. Clinton, the Junior Tall Blacks captain, top scored for New Zealand in the final with 14 points. After a much-deserved break over the Christmas period, Clinton is now fully focused on preparing himself for the upcoming NBL season with the Canterbury Rams. He is currently training every day of the week ahead of the season opener on March 19. Following the NBL season, Clinton will move to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in August to begin his basketball scholarship at the University of New Mexico.

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Three more reasons for a game of tennis in Hornby By Georgia O’Connor-Harding THREE TENNIS courts which are more than 40 years old will finally get a spruce up. The Hornby Tennis Club has secured funding to fix its tennis courts at the Hornby Domain. The courts will be resurfaced by Fulton Hogan. Preparations for the repair work began last week, but the resurfacing will not start until next month. Club junior organiser Paul Lancaster said the courts will look “pretty snazzy” and hopefully it would bring more members into the club. “We haven’t recovered from the earthquakes. We used to have about six primary and five high school teams and now we are down to just one team,” Mr Lancaster said. As well as the upgrade, nearly 70m of fencing between the tennis courts and the adjacent Hornby Domain Bowling Club will also be fixed. Formerly known as the Paparua Lawn Tennis Association, the club has been running for more than 100 years. It caters for all ages with primary, high school and senior divisions, and the club will often


CHAMPIONS: The Linwood Keas defeated the Hornby Panthers to take out the Crosbie Nines.

Keas win Crosbie Nines By Gordon Findlater

MAKEOVER: Hornby Tennis Club junior organiser Paul Lancaster said the club’s tennis courts would look “pretty snazzy” once they are resurfaced. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

travel out to play in the Ellesmere tennis competition. Mr Lancaster said the club has three students from its high school team playing for an Ellesmere representative team. They get the chance to compete in the wider Canterbury and Malvern areas. “When you get into Ellesmere

you have got the chance to play for Canterbury country tennis,” he said. Mr Lancaster said he could not say where the funding for the court upgrade had been sourced from because he did not want to jeopardise the project, but it came from a local gaming establishment.

LINWOOD Keas took the spoils at the annual Crosbie Nines on Saturday. The tournament, hosted by the Riccarton Knights at Crosbie Park, is now in its third year and was played in perfect conditions. The 16-team tournament featured some of the South Island’s top clubs, as well as teams put together specifically for the tournament. “It was a great day, the first game was at nine in the morning and the final finished up just before six. The tournament’s great for bringing everyone together. We had nearly all the premiership teams there and some outof-town teams from Nelson and Timaru,” said former Kinghts president, Tony Grenfell. The Keas went unbeaten through pool play before going

on to defeat the Hornby Panthers 17-12 in the grand-final. “It was really pleasing after a long day. It’s tough to get through six games but the boys dug deep and got the result we wanted,” said Keas coach Andrew Auimatagi. The plate competition was won by the Bro XIII club which defeated Hamo Boyz in their final. Crosbie Park saw a large turnout from club supporters and Grenfell felt the tournament was becoming more popular each year. “It was quite a big punt to begin with; we kind of went in blind but we were overwhelmed with how well it went,” he said. “The second year went even better and now we’re able to fine tune things a little bit to help improve the tournament each year.”

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KIDSTUFF GOOD CAUSE: Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue is fundraising to buy a new vehicle to help rescue and re-home puppies like these.

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A GARDEN OR LANDSCAPING TIDY UP? Shrub, hedge & tree pruning, Lawns, Gardening, consistently reliable general property upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10 yrs experience, One off tidy ups or on-going service. Nick’s Property Maintenance. Keeping your garden beautiful. Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440

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Comes to YOU with 33 years experience. Personal service in the comfort of your own home. Dianne is reliable, on-time and she listens to you because hair is her passion. • Adult style cuts: $25 • Senior discount (65+): $22 • Colour your hair with Tint $75-90 Longer • Foils & cut $85-100 Discounted for 2 or more.

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Professional, personalised service. Regular & one-offs. Fixed price.

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Rope & harness a speciality, no scaffolding required, 30 years of breathtaking experience. FREE QUOTES Exterior staining, exterior painting, moss and mould treatment and waterblasting

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Plumbing Ltd 8790441AA


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• Replacement/new roofing • Colour Steel gutter & fascia • Flue & log burner installs • Skytube/light installs • Earthquake repairs Licence Building Practitioner LBP Member of the Roofing Association

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20 Years Experience

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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


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Trades & Services ELECTRICIAN REGISTERED for all electrical installations & repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or 021 026 73375 ELECTRICIAN Rewire specialists. Some old wiring, some new, get a free appraisal and quote. Switch boards, LED lighting, garages, spas you name it we do it. Give the boys at Turned On a ring, phone Muzza 022 6177-275 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 GAS PLUMBING DRAINAGE & HEATING. 24/7 service. Ph Mike Cairns Gas & Plumbing 021 132 8929 HANDYMAN Silver Threads. A bunch of nice friendly mature tradies, builders, electricians, painters, landscapers, section tidying. Ring for a free quote 022 140-7852 LANDSCAPING Mini Digger hire for drainage & section development. Ph Silver Threads 022 140 7852 LED / DoWNLIGHT replacement. Huge new year special, get those troublesome downlights replaced wih modern LED lights from $38 + GST inclusive. Ring the boys at Turned On for free advice & quotes. Call Muzza 022 6177 275 oVEN CLEANING Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 6836253 or 027 228-0025 PAINTER AVAILABLE All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 PAINTING 30 years experience, workmanship guaranteed, pensioners discounts, free quotes, ph Robert 021 026-30757 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 2743541


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Vehicles Wanted

PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 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 RUBBISH REMOVAL From Kleensacks to truck loads, the messier th better. Trees, flat clean ups. Call Silver Threads 022 1407852 SPOUTING CLEANING Spouting Unblocked, 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 TILER / CARPENTER 35 years exp, no job too small. Ph Ross 027 4311440.

TILING Quality jobs done on time. All aspects of tiling. Reg Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027 334 4125

PIANO/KEYBOARD Tuition, Wigram, for adults & children by qualified & experienced teacher, ph Colleen 03 260 0863 or 027 387 4344 PIANO/KEYBOARD Tuition. Raewyn Clegg, Registered Music Teacher, 29 Lancewood Drive, Halswell. Ph: 3229377

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

TILING SPLASHBACKS Kitchen/bathroom/ laundry, incl mosaics, ph 027 334 4125 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 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

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

Situations Vacant


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Call Matt Power 0800 239 325 The Stamp Exchange

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PIANO/KEYBOARD Tuition, Wigram, for adults & children by qualified & experienced teacher, ph Colleen 03 260 0863 or 027 387 4344 PIANO/KEYBOARD Tuition. Raewyn Clegg, Registered Music Teacher, 29 Lancewood Drive, Halswell. Ph: 3229377

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Do you have an Old Stamp Collection tucked away somewhere? It could be worth a fortune! We are currently buying old collections and can come to you for larger collections or if you are unable to come in.

Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Centennial Manager 12 months (Term time) fixed-term 15-20 hours per week This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced event or PR professional to help us co-ordinate our 2018 Centennial. You’ll be part of a small but dedicated team who are working toward making this event something truly special. We are looking for someone who: • Is self-motivated • Has lots of initiative • Is a great communicator and writer • Has proven experience in the areas of event management and communications/PR • Has a ‘solutions-focussed’ worldview • Can work unsupervised • Is able to juggle many tasks and still meet deadlines • Has an eye for detail • Loves to laugh!

TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045 TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045


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Back tourism

A full job description is available on our website under ‘staff vacancies’: www.villa.school.nz Applications close Wednesday 22 February, 2017. Please email your CV, covering letter and contacts for two referees to: Judi Wilson Development Officer Villa Maria College jwi@villa.school.nz

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‘Famous for their roasts!’


Start your day with us


AN ECLECTIC ESTABLISHMENT As featured in February STYLE Taste: Vanessa Ortynsky discovers Urban Corner Cafe has much more to offer than initially meets the eye. ON the former site of the Bower Hotel in New Brighton stands the Urban Corner Cafe (alongside with e Bower), which is one of the most eclectic establishments in the city. Urban Corner is uniquely Christchurch in that it’s constructed of 18 shipping containers. It’s a standout on the landscape, situated near the residential red zone and overlooking the Avon River. Upon setting foot inside this spacious establishment, you immediately forget about its modular construction methods. With its warm and family-friendly vibe, Urban Corner has become a community hub for New Brighton locals. e restaurant serves up brunch, lunch and dinner on a daily basis. Menu items are seasonal and the Pork Belly Burger served with coleslaw and cranberry sauce is a must-try for summer. ere’s also a kids menu and a playground outside, catering to mums looking for a place to bring the little ones for a play date. ere’s Farmyard Animal Day with pony rides on the last Sunday of every month in summer, weather permitting, which includes a Llama with a bad haircut and ponies of all sizes. As well as a separate shipping container that can be hired for kids parties. With plenty of entertainment for the older crowd as

well, ‘Stitch n Bitch’ is hosted by a local artists and is every second Monday. It’s an excellent spot to discover new Kiwi artists and local talent. e dining room is adorned with brightly-coloured kitschy decor. You can purchase any of the art that lines the walls of this establishment. You’re sure to get a laugh out of some of the quirky tongue-in-cheek posters and signage. Sharing the premises with e Bower proves advantageous as Urban Corner features an extensive beer and wine list without the central-city price tag. e Friday menu comes with a $20 price tag, there is always events and special deals - including Wednesday and ursday feed the family of four for $50. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for even more stellar specials. If you are looking for a takeaway, there is a full range of cabinet available too. A little bit different from your traditional cafe and bar, this friendly place is sure to delight. If you’re looking for a local eatery, or keen to experience the warmth and hospitality of the eastern suburbs. Urban Corner is a sure bet. Urban Corner - 487 New Brighton Rd, phone 03 388 3649. Open 7 days, 9am until late. www.urbancorner.co.nz


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TUESDAY 14th FEBRUARY in Whitford’s Restaurant


Valentines Day

TAB & Gaming


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7PM THIS SATURDAY in Whitfords Bar

HOUSIE Tues, Thurs, Sat SHUTTLE Tues - Sat

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


Live Music: Vintage Blue



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PIERVIEW Restaurant

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Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat


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By the Seaside! 10.30am-2.30pm

202 Marine Parade Ph 388-9416

Members, guests and affiliates welcome


OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

Hornby WMC 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby Phone 03 349 9026

www.hornbyworkingmensclub.co.nz Members, guests & affiliates welcome


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Lantern Festival

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February 5pm-10.30pm North Hagley Park Free summertimes.co.nz



CHRISTCHURCH POPS CHOIR sunday 19 february The 50 piece choir bring to the stage pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre, swing, soul and even some traditional classics creating an exciting mix for performers and audiences alike.

KATIE THOMPSON sunday 26 february Katie Thompson has been carving her pathway within the country music scene in New Zealand, although her sound transcends the singer-songwriter “format”, bleeding into genres as diverse as rock, pop, folk and more.

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