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Library building to be torn down By Julia Evans THE FATE of the old Bishopdale Library has been sealed and the building will be demolished. Although the Farrington Ave library was not completely written off by the February 22, 2011, earthquake, the damage was significant enough that it was deemed earthquake-prone and not fit for use. It has since been abandoned and boarded up, but does not pose a risk of collapse to nearby buildings or thoroughfares. Last week, city council staff

told the Fendalton-WaimairiHarewood Community Board, which approved the demolition, that the building is a liability in terms of security and vandalism. Property consultant manager Angus Smith said it had been broken into and vandalised the night before last Monday’s board meeting. Repairing the building was deemed financially unviable because of a $2 million price tag and further costs to update the facility for a different purpose. A new discussion to plan what

BULLDOZED: The old Bishopdale Library will soon be demolished. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

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IT’S KIND of been a bit of a slam dunk I’m afraid in regards to city councillor Aaron Keown’s unsuccessful bid to get traffic lights at the Gardiners, Breens and Harewood Rds intersection. On page 4 today, Mayor Lianne Dalziel outlines why Keown did not get the necessary votes to get the improvements through the council. Keown also has his say on the matter in our weekly Soapbox column (page 4). The intersection rates 94th out of 100 medium-risk intersections in the city. So that either means there are a heck of a lot of risky intersections in the city, or there are many other more worthy intersections that need upgrading. Also, a cycle scheme at Jellie Park has been a success, the organisers of it say, and they are looking to roll it out at other recreation centres (page 3). – Barry Clarke

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News Cycle scheme a success By Julia Evans A BICYCLE scheme to get people to leave their cars at home has been labelled a success and might soon roll out across the city. City council head of recreation and sport John Filsell said initial data showed the scheme at Jellie Park Recreation and Sports Centre was fully completed 17 times and partially completed 13 times. There were at least 117 individual visits from people on bicycles in February. The Jellie Park Bike Initiative Project committee was formed by the Fendalton-WaimairiHarewood Community Board in May to gather public feedback on ways to combat the parking problem at Jellie Park. “The hope is to free up car parks, create healthy habits and make sure there is community involvement,” project committee chairwoman Bridget Williams said. Extensions to Jellie Park’s car park were voted down by the city council after an overwhelmingly negative response to public consultation. Board chairman David

CYCLING: Bridget Williams, chairwoman of the Jellie Park Bike Initiative Project committee, is expecting a report back on just how successful the pilot scheme has been. PHOTO: ANDREW KING ​

including the Pioneer and Graham Condon sports and recreation centres. The board and project committee are expecting a report back this week on the scheme’s overall success and whether it will be continued permanently. Mr Cartwright and Bridget Williams, chairwoman of the

Cartwright said the number of people cycling meant there were at least 100 empty car parks that otherwise may have been full. He said that would only increase as the public became more aware of the initiative. Mr Cartwright said they might look into running it at other centres around the city,

project committee, agreed the pilot run went really well but they’re waiting for confirmation from the report. Spokes Canterbury cycling group said the only way to discourage people driving would be to charge for parking. However, Ms Williams said that charging people would only increase frustrations.

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Repair cafe plan floated SUPPORTING CHEAP transport and teaching repair skills is at the heart of the idea to create a ‘Repair Cafe’ in Halswell. It’s a cafe which is set up for people to take items that don’t work and get them repaired by people in the community, sharing their knowledge on fixing things - while having a cup of coffee. Halswell Community Project chairwoman Chrys Horn said she had heard of the idea “floating around” and thought something similar could be set up. While it is still just an idea and in the planning stages, the Halswell Menz Shed manager Roger Spicer said it is on board. “We have the venue and potential expertise,” Mr Spicer said. She said it was about showing people how to fix things instead of throwing them away when they broke. “We’re looking at teaching people skills too, so they can fix things themselves,” Ms Horn said. “We have lots of very handy people in the area, we’re looking at who can do what.” Mr Spicer said it was also about helping people who might not be able to afford to get items fixed or can’t afford to buy new ones.




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Your Local Views Frustration over intersection snub By Julia Evans MAYOR LIANNE Dalziel has responded to city councillor Aaron Keown’s outrage that his bid to get traffic signals installed at the Gardiners, Breens and Harewood Rds intersection fell over. At last Tuesday’s city council meeting, 10 councillors voted against the money being budgeted for the traffic signals in the draft annual plan. Seven were for it. Cr Keown hit out at those who voted against it on Facebook, posting a photo of the official voting form. He has since added a direct response from Ms Dalziel. She wrote that she was aware that this issue was what Cr Keown had run his election campaign on, but she had told him she would have to vote against it because he did not use the right process. “This particular intersection sits in the list of 100 mediumrisk intersections at number 94. That means the current criteria consider another 93 intersections more risky,” Ms Dalziel wrote. Cr Keown said other city councillors who voted against said it was because the process

After the Gardiners, Breens and Harewood Rds intersection wasn’t included in the city council’s draft annual plan, city councillor Aaron Keown has his say on the flaws in the process

LOST: The intersection city councillor Aaron Keown has been lobbying for has not been included in the draft annual plan.

was wrong. To qualify for an upgrade, the intersection had to be in the top 10 most dangerous in the city, in terms of accidents, fatalities and injuries, but he hit back and said that was the wrong approach. “We’re just waiting for someone to die there. That’s backwards,” he said. Cr Keown lobbied hard in his re-election campaign for the intersection’s upgrade to improve pedestrian safety and had offered $100 to anyone who could come up with a more dangerous intersection. “It wasn’t even my idea, it’s

the people. People want lights,” he said. All three city councillors who are also on the FendaltonWaimairi-Harewood Community Board voted to have the intersection included in the budget. Another board member Linda Chen wrote on Facebook that if she could have voted, she would have supported it. Cr Keown said he would not give up, and because the intersection has gone into the draft annual plan as a note, the next step will be when it is released for public comment.

IT WAS a very disappointing end to what had been an engaging annual plan process at council, not having the intersection of Gardiners, Breens and Harewood Rds included. For me, this is where the entire engagement between the public and council falls down. Elected members will hide behind the term ‘process’. I was elected by the people of Harewood, I campaigned on getting this intersection fixed as that’s what the constituents of the ward wanted and therefore voted for. Here is where it all falls down: A democratically elected member with a mandate from the people can just simply not propose an intersection upgrade even if that’s what the people want. You see, the intersection has to rate as ‘dangerous’ and this is measured by crash stats. Most crashes happen out of human era and not the built environment, so crash stats are really pointless when it comes to influ-

encing safety improvements. Surely the best asset and tool we have is the residents, motorists and pedestrians of the area. People will not whinge and complain about every intersection in their area, but when all point to one and say “something better be done about that before someone loses their life”, this needs to be acknowledged. This intersection is currently rated the 94th most dangerous intersection in Christchurch, based on crash stats. What this figure does not tell you is that most of the 93 ahead in crash stats already have lights and the accidents were the fault of human era so it does not compare apples with apples. All is not lost just yet and the people of Christchurch’s north west soon get the chance to submit on the Annual Plan and have the opportunity to tell the council they don’t want much this year, just one intersection improved for the benefit of us all.




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Boost to hill broadband delayed By Georgia O’Connor-Harding IT COULD be more than a year until Kennedys Bush has fibre broadband installed. The suburb missed out on Enable Network Ltd’s Halswell upgrade about a year ago. Said an Enable spokesman: “We needed to set a boundary for our original build programme and Glovers Rd was the edge of high-density urban Halswell.” The installation will allow residents to access broadband speeds of up to one gigabit per second in their homes. It was announced recently Enable would extend its fibre broadband coverage to four additional areas on the fringe of the city as part of the Government’s ultra-fast broadband extension initiative. High density parts of Kennedys Bush Rd, and the streets off it, as well as some parts of Cashmere Rd will get the upgrade. Hornby is also on the cards with new coverage to reach high density parts of Main South Rd and Marshs Rd. Kennedys Bush resident Dave Elder said it did seem like the suburb was going to have to “wait forever” but was

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GENEROUS: Middleton Grange School students with world vision coordinators Cassie Foster, Timothy Lalahi and world vision representative Harley Hamilton. ​

Swapping technology Middleton students on a quest for the great outdoors

to raise money for World Vision By Georgia O’Connor-Harding MIDDLETON GRANGE School students have come up with a flurry of ideas to help raise money for World Vision New Zealand. A group of 30 students between years 10 and 13 attended a World Vision training day last week to think about what they would like to achieve for the charity this year. Students will take part in the traditional 40-hour famine, start a piggy-bank for general

donations, run a mufti day and orange-themed day for Middleton’s primary school pupils. An op-shop for donations will be held at the school’s Easter camp, along with a fundraiser at the Mega Air Trampoline Arena in Hei Hei. The students have even come up with an idea to set up a mock refugee-style camp to give people an idea of what life could be like in places such as Syria. The students began their fundraising by setting up a

barbecue at a school sports day last Tuesday. Projects throughout the year will be headed by year 13 students Micayla Boshoff, Annabelle Jennings, Sam Tan and Benita Jonathan. World Vision co-ordinator and English teacher, Cassie Foster, said the group was aiming to beat their record of $33,077 from last year and raise $35,000. “It is going to be a great year, it is such a good cause as well – a worthwhile thing to do,” she said.

By Georgia O’Connor-Harding RICCARTON HIGH School students have “gone back to their grassroots” by spending an entire week without technology in the West Coast wilderness. Year 10 students travelled to the Kokiri Lodge last week to use the high ropes and go orienteering and abseiling. The trip was compulsory for year 9 and 10 students, who will travel over in their “whanau” groups various times throughout the year. Year 12 and 13 students also had the opportunity to go on

the adventure, travelling with the younger students as camp leaders. Each camp is run by outdoor instructors. Located near the Arnold River, Kokiri Lodge is owned by Riccarton High and rented throughout the year when vacant. Principal Neil Haywood said some of the students were experiencing an outdoors trip for the first time. “There is a strong focus on building strong teams, leadership skills and selfconfidence,” he said.

Open Enrolment Starts for Trillium Montessori School in Hornby “This is a dream come true,” says owner and educator Sheroma Mendis of the Trillium Montessori School located at 132 Springs Road in Hornby. “I love children and I appreciate the Montessori teaching methods which empower, enable and inspire children to develop and grow into their full potential. Last night was an honour as we had our school building blessed by Reverend Prince Devanandan, President of the Methodist Church of New Zealand and we appreciate so much support from the community. It was wonderful!” The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr Maria Montessori, is a child-centred educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr Montessori’s Method of education has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world. It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child— physical, social, emotional, and cognitive. Dr Montessori talked about the absorbent mind of children and their ability to learn effortlessly by soaking in large amounts of information. At Trillium Montessori School,

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Young opera star on Mikado tour

By Julia Evans AT THE drop of a hat Christchurch Boys’ High School choir director Angus Simmons has been thrust into his first national tour with New Zealand Opera. Initially for this season’s performance of Mikado, Simmons had not been cast. In fact, he had only been home from visiting his brother in Germany for two days and had also celebrated his 21st birthday in that 48 hours. It was safe to say the Bryndwr resident was still feeling the effects of jet lag and a hangover when he found out he’d been cast. Simmons got a phone call to say he had a part in the ensemble for Mikado but he had to be in Auckland in three days. He had to be available for four weeks after that to tour the production and somehow, he said, the timing worked out perfectly. He only had two major commitments to work around, the first being his studies at Canterbury University as he would be missing out on two weeks of class. Simmons is also the musical director of the Christchurch Boys’ High School choir, which was a little trickier.

SPOTLIGHT: Third from the left at the back, Angus Simmons (right), 21, said he was lucky Mikado was such a catchy show so learning the music wasn’t too hard. ​

“It turns out one of our days off is Mondays and the choir meets on a Monday. So I fly back to Christchurch every week for that.” Another hurdle he faced was learning the music in such a short space of time which most cast members had been doing

since the start of January. It was a bit of a rush, but fortunately, the music was quite catchy, something you can learn quickly, he said. Simmons has worked with the opera company before but this was his first real opportunity to tour professionally.

“I can’t really put into words how invaluable it’s been.” Mikado runs at the Isaac Theatre Royal for five shows from March 7 to 11 after its Auckland and Wellington dates. Simmons said touring and being in different cities has been great, but one thing he is looking forward to about being home is being able to drive. Later in July, he will be performing in the Christchurch ensemble for Carmen and after that plans to focus on his solo work and university studies.

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School tennis teams in nationals By Gordon Findlater FIVE CHRISTCHURCH secondary schools tennis teams have booked their spot in the national teams tournament later this month. Christ’s College (boys), St Margaret’s College (girls) and St Andrew’s College (mixed) were all crowned champions at the South Island secondary schools teams tennis champs, which were held in Timaru over the weekend. Christchurch Boys’ High School and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School have also booked spots at the national tournament after finishing second. The top two teams in the three competitions earned a spot in at the national finals, which will be played in Auckland from March 27-30. St Andrew’s will defend the national title they won last year and look on track to have a good chance of retaining their title. The team of Vera Goesmann, Lily Bray, Megan Moore, Oscar Parkinson, Edward Batt and Erik Goesmann dropped just two matches on their way to the title in Timaru. • More sport page 8

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Australian Open possibility for Boys’ High amateur golfers By Gordon Findlater TWO CHRISTCHURCH Boys’ High School students have the chance to book a spot at the Australian Open in November. Tom Parker and Dominic Brettkelly, both year 13, have been selected in the New Zealand team of four to compete at the Australian Boys’ Amateur Championship in Wollongong in April. “It’s going to be pretty awesome to go there with one of my good mates,” said Parker. Amelia Garvey and Juliana Hung, both from Burnside High School, will also travel to Wollongong to play in the Australian Girls’ Amateur Championship after gaining spots in the Zealand girls’ team. Previous champions of the tournament include Jason Day, Adam Scott, Stuart Appleby, Grant Waite and Robert Allenby. “It’s pretty cool to know that you’re where they were and to see how far they’ve gone, so if you keep doing what you’re doing then you can get there as well,” said Brettkelly. Last year, Daniel Hillier became the just the fourth Kiwi to win the event since its inception in 1982. The win granted him automatic entry into last year’s Australian Open where

OPPORTUNITY: Tom Parker has a chance to qualify for Australia’s biggest golf tournament. ​

he played against a field that included Jordan Spieth. “That’s a pretty exciting opportunity, it definitely gives you a bit of extra motivation to go well. I know Dan (Hillier) well, so it definitely shows that it’s possible,” said Parker. With just four boys and four girls’ spots available in the New Zealand team heading across the ditch, remaining at the top of their game has been on the players’ minds in recent months. “Early this year, I had quite a few good results at some good tournaments, so I knew I was

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Big wins at sports awards THE WESTERN area featured some of the big winners at Friday night’s Nexia New Zealand Canterbury Sports Awards. There was double success for the Burnside Bowling Club, which won the Sports Club of the Year award. They also played a large role in last year’s World Bowls Championships, which won the Sports Event of the Year. Burnside played host to the finals of the event. Villa Maria’s first XI hockey team won the Junior Team of the Year. They did the double by winning both the Canterbury and national secondary school titles last year. After a bunch of top five finishes at the national tournament they went on to win this year, the perfect way to send off half a dozen year 13 players who had been with the team since year 9. Middleton Grange student William Stedman won the Young Sportsman of the Year. The 17-year-old won bronze medals in

both of his 400m and 800m event at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. The award winners were: Administrator of the Year: Di France - Redcliffs Tennis Club Sports Club of the Year: Burnside Bowling Club Official of the Year: Trevor Spittle Coach of the Year: Roly Crichton Junior Team of the Year: Villa Maria first XI - Hockey Team of the Year: Canterbury A rugby team Sportsperson with a Disability of the Year: Sophie Pascoe Sports Event of the Year: The World Bowls Champs 2016 Young Sportswoman of the Year: Kate Smith Young Sportsman of the Year: William Stedman Sportswoman of the Year: Sophie Pascoe Sportsman of the Year: Kieran Read Supreme Canterbury Sportsperson: Sophie Pascoe CHAMPIONS: Villa Maria won the Junior Team of the Year, and the Federation Cup, New Zealand secondary school hockey’s biggest prize. PHOTO: GEOFF SOPER

New Zealand’s newest and oldest city BUILDING A NEW CITY WATERFRONT Construction starts on a new central city waterfront this month – Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct – The Promenade. It will extend from the Antigua Boatsheds near Christchurch Hospital to the Margaret Mahy Family Artist impression showing what The Promenade will look like along Oxford Terrace, above the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.

Park. Work starts on the intersection Oxford Terrace and Lichfield Street this month. The Promenade will be finished in mid to late 2018. The Promenade will vary along its 2.8 kilometres,

Completed section near The Terraces.

but all areas will include: 1. An accessible walking route adjacent to property boundaries. 5 2





finishes in the first quarter of 2018.

3. A paved pathway for pedestrians near the

Many features in the square are either earthquake

river edge. cyclists and vehicles (10kph speed limit). 5. A flexible occupation zone that can be brought to life for outdoor eating and other recreational uses. 6. Tree-lined rain gardens, other landscaping and seating.

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Work to restore Victoria Square has started and

2. Seating near the edge of the river.

4. A shared space promenade for pedestrians,

Completed section near the Worcester Street Bridge.


damaged or close to the end of their life. This project will restore the square and make it safer and more accessible for people. The much loved Bowker Fountain will be repaired. The statues of Captain Cook and Queen Victoria will remain, as will the horse watering ramp and floral clock. There will be some new features such as art works and a new punt stop at the river’s edge.

Artist impression of what the new ‘Tauranga Waka’ punt stop will look like. The development of the restoration plan was overseen by a Community Reference Group

Paving, art, gardens, lighting, and seating will

There will be no access through Victoria Square

following a public feedback process carried out in

make the area accessible to people of all ages and

while work is underway, but access along a pathway

collaboration with project partners: Christchurch

abilities. Service vehicles and customers will still

between Armagh Street and Durham/Kilmore

City Council, Matapopore Charitable Trust on behalf

be able to access businesses, but the speed limit

Streets (through The Commons) will be available

of the Te Tūnanga o Ngāi Tūāhuriri, and the former

will be lowered.

for most of this time.

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.


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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. This session will be free. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Knit ‘n’ Yarn Today, 10am-noon Take along your knitting, crochet or any portable craft and join this friendly group for an hour or two of companionship and crafting. Beginners are most welcome. This programme will suit all ages. Hornby Library, Goulding Ave Science Snippets Today, 3.30-4.30pm Science Alive! presents a free after-school science programme at the Fendalton Library. There will be fun science activities and new interesting topics each week. Qualified educators will lead children through interactive activities to stimulate their interest in science. Suitable for children aged five to 10. Fendalton Library, cnr of Clyde and Jeffreys Rds Musical Instrument Practice Today, 3.30-7pm

Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four band mates. There will be electronic drums, a digital piano, a Roland session mixer, mics and headphones available for budding musicians. You can also take in your own electric instruments. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Family History Help Wednesday, 11am-1pm Looking for more help with your family history research? A volunteer from the Riccarton branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists will be available to help you with ancestry website findmypast.com, Papers Past and the New Zealand birth, deaths and marriage indices. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd GenConnect Wednesday, 1-1.45pm Connect generations by sharing knowledge. While library staff try to help as much as they can, 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 questions. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

INSPIRED: Major open heart surgery at the age of four taught Jeremy Scott that life was precious and something to cherish. In 2011, he began a two-and-a-half year, 51,916km, unsupported bike ride from London to New Zealand. He has since written a successful book, The Long Road from a Broken Heart, and now dedicates his life to inspiring others. Get along to the Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd, 12.30-2.30pm, on Thursday to hear his motivational presentation. Entry will be free. UR Club Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm Join in the fun at an after school club. Open to all schoolaged children. There will be stories, crafts, games and more. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Minecraft Club Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm Get creative and start crafting.

Build imaginative worlds and battle nocturnal creatures at the Minecraft Club. A tutor will be in attendance to supervise and assist if necessary. Best suited to children aged between eight and 13 years. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd Imagination Station Library Pop-up

Saturday, 10am-2pm Imagination Station will bring Lego to libraries around Christchurch in March, April and May. These sessions have been designed to build confident, lifelong learners by providing Lego to encourage imaginative and creative play. Gold coin donation. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd, Burnside


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Boutique village with a friendly, family feel has become highly competitive, Ryman Healthcare offers innovations it is confident sets them apart. With quality nutrition being a key aspect of a happy, healthy life for residents, Ryman has introduced Project Delicious. This provides more meal options and a menu offering good oldfashioned home- cooked meals, as well as some exotic new creations. The Triple A exercise programme has been specifically created for Ryman residents with a range of exercises designed to maintain mobility and muscle strength, and prevent falls. The Engage programme provides a wide variety of daily activities to keep residents stimulated and entertained while socialising and making friends with their fellow residents. With their bright peony rose design, the new staff uniforms designed by Annah Stretton are also proving popular with residents. However, perhaps the key aspect of Margaret Stoddart is the smaller size, which Maria says gives it a true family feel. “We are a boutique village and everyone knows each other. It’s a very happy, friendly environment.” One resident who has been enjoying the Margaret Stoddart lifestyle for the last 14 years is Joyce Moir. Joyce, who turns 95 in May, lived in a townhouse at the village for 14 years, and moved into her serviced apartment in March 2016 when she needed more assistance. She says she “likes it very much”, living at Margaret Stoddart. “I did the right thing. The place is lovely and the staff are wonderful. They are very attentive and kind. Nothing’s a bother.” Joyce, who grew up and lived most of her life in the Somerfield area, married and had two children, has wedding photos of her four grandchildren on her cabinet, and enjoys her eight great-grandchildren. Acknowledging she is quite content with her own company, Joyce spends much of her time relaxing by the window of her apartment, with the sun streaming through.

The lovely Margaret Stoddart Courtyard.

Joyce Moir with Margaret Stoddart sales advisor Susie Cowles.

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Serviced apartment living might sound like the lifestyle of a high-powered businessperson, but for residents at Ryman Healthcare’s Margaret Stoddart Retirement Village in Riccarton it is the ideal living option for those people who, while still independent, need a little assistance. It is part of the continuum of care residents receive – there is a resthome onsite and resthome care is also available in a serviced apartment if required. As village manager Maria Warriner says, “Here at Margaret Stoddart it’s all about the care.” The well-designed apartments, with garden or courtyard outlook, include a kitchenette area with fridge and microwave, an open-plan living space and a tiled ensuite with shower and toilet. Each apartment is refurbished before a new resident moves in, and residents bring their own furniture and personal items to give it their individual touch and make it their home. “We encourage our residents to invite their family members to visit,” Maria says. “We also encourage communication. We keep in touch with families by email and newsletters and contact them if there are any health concerns with their loved one, and we encourage them to come to our meetings. It is important to us that communication is open and families can trust that we will keep them in the loop.” For serviced apartment residents at Margaret Stoddart, the benefits of having their own space and keeping their independence is complemented by the security of knowing a dedicated caregiver is always available if required. There are three conveniently placed emergency call alarms in each apartment, which are monitored 24/7, and there is also a pendant option available. Housekeeping of the apartment, fresh towels daily, electricity and heating costs and a cooked midday meal are among the many services included in the fixed weekly fee. Fixed fees are part of Ryman’s Peace of Mind Guarantees, giving residents assurance that their living costs won’t change for as long as they are in their apartment. While the residential care market


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The Leisure Centre at McKenzie Lifestyle Village This multi-purpose complex has everything to meet the social and leisure needs of residents and their invited guests. At the centre of the McKenzie Lifestyle Village is the brandnew McKenzie Leisure Centre. This multi-purpose complex has everything to meet the social and leisure needs of residents and their invited guests. It includes: • An indoor heated swimming pool with spa pool alongside. • A fully-equipped gymnasium sporting exercycles, treadmills, rowing machine, etc. • The library is stocked with hundreds of books, a computer and the daily paper. • A well-appointed crafts room for those residents keen on arts and crafts. • A multi-function room with comfortable seating for meetings, cinema or chapel. • The main lounge offers a big-screen TV, cosy gas fireplace, comfortable seating, bar area, pool table and dart board for your enjoyment. • Alongside the lounge is a kitchen and dining area. The latter can be used for indoor bowls or Tai Chi, Zumba etc. • A consulting room available for health services. • A hairdressing and beauty salon. • Outside amenities include a bowling green, petanque rink, mini-golf, putting green and a children’s playground. Further from the Leisure Centre there are garden allotments, workshop (aka men’s shed) and caravan and campervan parking.

Methyl B-12 B12 is essential for energy production, cell health, regulation of mood and sleep cycles, nerve health and repair and prevention of homocysteine.

Emerging research has shown as many as 50 per cent of older adults and as many as 25 per cent of younger adults are deficient in vitamin B12. B12 is essential for energy production, cell health, regulation of mood and sleep cycles, nerve health and repair and prevention of homocysteine - a serious cardiovascular risk factor that is known to cause damage and plaque in the blood vessels. It can also increase the chances of a stroke. Harvard researchers found a 34 per

cent decrease risk of vision loss in a study of participants aged 40+ who supplemented with B12. Another study linked a higher risk of hearing loss in subjects in their 60s who were low in B12. The reason so many people lack B12 seems to be due to our body’s inability to absorb it as we age, as the digestive system becomes less efficient. Anti-reflux medication and other drugs further reduce B12 absorption. The good news is B12 in the form of

Methylcobalamin sublingual tablets that are dissolved in the mouth and thru bypassing the digestive tract have been shown to effectively raise B12 levels in the body. Further info is available from the Natural Health Advisers at Marshall’s Health & Natural Therapy, 110 Seaview Road, New Brighton, phone 388 5757. We are always happy to help!

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Time Honoured Remedy According to a country Doctor “D.C. Jarvis” from Vermont in the USA cider vinegar and honey (CV & H) can be an important part of a long healthy life. Dr. Jarvis noted Vermonters who regularly consumed cider vinegar and honey had excellent health with many putting in a vigorous day’s work on the farm even when well into their eighties. Dr. Jarvis found the effects of cider vinegar and honey on arthritis can be remarkable with many patients reporting almost total relief after taking a course of the cider vinegar and honey. Dr. Jarvis surmised that the acid and potassium in cider vinegar counteracted calcium deposits and helped the body control calcium use. As well as a general tonic Dr. Jarvis found regular administration of cider vinegar and honey at the onset of complaints such as the common cold, sinusitis, asthmatic attacks, hay fever, and childhood diseases such as chicken pox and measles, was accompanied by an improvement in the condition with symptoms either disappearing, or the conditions were extremely mild and soon over. Apple cider vinegar contains all the goodness of the apple in a form that is readily accepted by the body. Scientists have found over 90 different substances in ACV, among them 20 important trace elements, minerals, essential enzymes, a number of different acids including malic acid, amino acids and roughage in the form of potash and pectin. A scientific

study at the Shizuka University in Japan has proven ACV to have potent antioxidant benefits (It can destroy free radicals, which are a major factor in ageing.) and also the ACV can break down cholesterol formations in the blood vessels. ACV and H is a powerful tonic that also promotes digestion, assimilation of nutrients and elimination of waste, and helps neutralize any toxic substances that enter the body. It is important to note not all cider vinegar is made in the traditional way and results are likely to prove disappointing with these other vinegars. Further information is available from the Natural Health Advisers at Marshall’s Health & Natural Therapy, 110 Seaview Road, New Brighton, Phone: 388-5757. We are Always Happy to Help!

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Canterbury Aspire Canterbury offers support, advice and resources to older people and those with impairments, their families and caregivers. Removing barriers to everyday living for individuals, Aspire Canterbury inspires people to live life to the fullest no matter what their difficulties. The Disability Information Service is a source of valuable information about the various services available to people with short or long term impairments and professionals from community/health organisations. Visit Aspire Canterbury’s shop at 314 Worcester Street or visit their website for more information and resources. They also have an online shop selling a wide selection of easier living aids, and offer rental services for wheelchairs, ramps and walkers. Aspire also has a mobile service which is available for free, fun, interactive presentations of all their equipment and services to retirement homes/ villages and any other community groups wanting a speaker. For more information visit www.aspirecanterbury.org.nz, 03 366 6189 mobileservices@aspirecanterbury.org.nz

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Fitness centre focuses on members’ health & wellbeing As we all know from what the health professionals tell us, one of the keys to staying healthy throughout our life is being active and exercising regularly. For long-time manager of the Papanui Club’s fitness centre, Eddie Kerrigan, that has always been the focus. “For us, it’s not about mass numbers – it’s about caring about the health and well-being of individual members who exercise here. That’s the key for overall health,” he says. The fully equipped Ignite Fitness is an important feature of the expansive new Papanui Club, which was rebuilt following the earthquakes, and has much more space and is a better design than the former fitness facilities had, Eddie says. However, for him and other staff members, it is the personal communication and interaction with members that is most important. “People have to have the self-motivation to come,” Eddie says, “once here we can guide them towards their goals and encourage them to incorporate exercise into their lifestyle and get into good nutritional habits.” One member who doesn’t need any encouragement to visit Ignite Fitness is the fitness centre’s oldest member, 87-year-old Mavis Mannall. Mavis has been a member of the Papanui club for 26 years, and goes to the fitness centre three times a week,

where she works out on a number of the machines. Her favourite is the rowing machine, but she also uses the treadmill, the bikes and the leg extension and does floor exercises including squats. “I love coming here, everyone is so friendly. It’s like a home away from home,” says Mavis. “It’s got the X factor.” Her fitness regime also includes walking 4kms twice a week and swimming, while in her ‘spare’ time, she is involved with the Red Cross and the Blood Bank. Her grandchildren are also an important part of her life. Mavis is only one of the 13000-plus members who are enjoying the spacious, modern facilities at the newly rebuilt Papanui Club in Sawyers Arms Road, which reopened in early 2016. New Zealand’s largest club, it offers leisure and entertainment facilities for a wide range of age groups across the whole community. Ignite Fitness is open 5.30am9.30pm Monday to Friday and 5.30am6.30pm weekends and public holidays. New members are more than welcome. To find out more information about Ignite Fitness phone 359-9586, ext. 706 or email gym@papanuiclub.co.nz

Ignite Fitness manager Eddie Kerrigan with the centre’s oldest member, Mavis Mannall

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The board has determined that 60 places are likely to be available for out of zone students in 2017. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school's home zone. In 2017 there will be three enrolment periods (Term 1, 2, 3). The first enrolment period runs from the first day of Term 2 (1 May 2017) to last day of term 2 (7 July 2017). For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period, the deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is Wednesday 22 March. Parents of students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school at any time. Applications from out of zone students will be processed in the following order of priority: • First priority must be given to any applicant who is accepted for enrolment in a special programme run by the school: • Second priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school: • Third priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school: • Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school: • Fifth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school: • Sixth priority must be given to all other applicants If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on 24 March. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Call at Our Shop 71 Hawdon St Sydenham Ph 366-5026

Holiday Accommodation

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

MUMS & DADS Would you like your children to exercise more and earn some money?


BUILDER LICENSED available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 CARPENTER HANDYMAN - Small Job Specialists, Carpentry, Repairs, Decking & Maintenance, 40 years experience, no job too small, Ph Warren 03 3221103 or 027 697-8541

info@h20jet.co.nz www.h20jet.co.nz

WANTED The Star requires delivery personnel in all areas of Christchurch. The work involves door-to-door delivery of The Star newspaper.

• Replacement/new roofing • Colour Steel gutter & fascia • Flue & log burner installs • Skytube/light installs • Earthquake repairs

DCM ROOFING LTD Please call Leanne Lucas 364-7451 or Mark Coulthard 364 7453 email: deliveries@starmedia.kiwi

The Roofing Specialists

PHONE IAIN 027 445 5597


AFFORDABLE ELECTRICAL Registered, all types of repairs, installs, heatpump servicing, lighting etc Ph 326 4992 or 0274 329755. 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.

PH: 03 365 7960 24 hours // 7 days


Brett Ph 03 358 5105 or 027 746 7632 www.groutpro.co.nz

Sockburn School Board of Trustees 1 March 2017

Licence Building Practitioner LBP Member of the Roofing Association

QUEENSLAND SUNSHINE COAST AUSTRALIA Resort, Ocean Views, Balconies, Self Contained, 1 or 2 B/R Ensuite, Heated Pool, Spa, Sauna, Free Internet, Shops, Restaurants, Tennis, Surf Club & Patrolled Beach, Public Transport at door. Ask for our SEASONAL SPECIALS. Phone 61 7 544-35011 Email: reception@mandolin.com.au www.mandolin.com.au

For re-scoping and all earthquake repairs including painting and redecorating. Enquire now Phone 021-667-444

Cracked tiles? Dirty grout? Old or mouldy silicon?

Please contact Sockburn School if you have any queries. Enrolment forms and zoning information is available from the school, and from the Wigram Primary School website – www.wigramprimary.school.nz.

Gardening & Supplies 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

• We have re-scoped 50 properties who have been under paid for their repairs. • Have your initial repairs failed? • Did you receive your full entitlement? • Do not pay your excess until all repairs are completed. • General under payments are: Asbestos testing and exterior lead paint, peeling wallpaper, cracking in exterior plaster not repaired correctly.

Applications for 2018 will be advertised early in Term 4 2017.

Half Price Sale


•Yaldhurst Road Initially $3,800 after our re-scope payment received $46,320 •Wairakei Road Initially $7,575 after our re-scope payment received $38,182 •Prossers Road Initially $19,827 after our re-scope payment received $60,273 •Kaplan Avenue Initially $859 after our re-scope payment received $34,931 •Liverton Crescent Initially $11,000 after our re-scope payment received $29,842 •Dalkeith Street Initially $5,000 after our re-scope payment received $8,945

Details relating to the third enrolment period are as follows. • Length of enrolment period: Term 4 from 16 Oct 2017 to 18 Dec 2017. • Deadline for receipt of applications: Wednesday 6 September. • Date of ballot: 8 September.


from $5 per mtre

We will re-scope your property to ensure you have been paid in full to cover all your repair costs. None of the properties that we have re-scoped so far has been paid the correct amount to repair their damage.

Details relating to the second enrolment period are as follows. • Length of enrolment period: Term 3 from 24 July 2017 to 29 Sept 2017. • Deadline for receipt of applications: Wednesday 7 June. • Date of ballot: 9 June.



To Let





Tuesday March 7 2017


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

Phone Kevin 027 561 4629

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 DRAINLAyER Reg, all types, inclds soak holes, 20 yrs exp, ph 028 408-0121 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 6177275 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 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 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 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

Tuesday March 7 2017 18 Travlon

Latest Christchurch news at www.



Coachlines Classifieds Trades & Services



Horticulture Course

Travlon Travlon Coachlines Coachlines

School Run to some private schools ex Selwyn/Halswell area “Wide range of coaches and ofbuses for “Wide range coaches and buses School Run to some for Charter&& Tour” Tour” Charter private schools exwww.travlon.co.nz Selwyn/Halswell area | Phone: 03 325 www.travlon.co.nz 2959 Email: info@travlon.co.nz “Wide range of coaches Phone: 03 325 2959 and buses for Email: info@travlon.co.nz house clearance Charter & Tour”


www.travlon.co.nz Phone: 03 325 2959 Email: info@travlon.co.nz


Are you moving house? Let All Clear Canterbury take care of your unwanted items. You identify what you want to keep & we will dispose of the rest!!

Ph: 03 260 0934 or 021 078 4553 raewynlcooke@gmail.com www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz

pc & phone repairs

FREE National Certificate in Horticulture, Level 3 NZQA approved. Part Time distance Learning

(workshops & Tutorials provided) zero fees.

Contact Ryan Young (Training facilitator)

021 222 9678 ryan@florascapes.co.nz www.florascapes.co.nz

Ballet Tuition Classes for juniors to seniors or individual private lessons Preparation for examinations Full teaching registration BBO

109 Matipo St | 0800 222 691 PAINTING & Decorating Wingfields Contracting, all interior & exterior painting & all forms of interior plastering & jib fixing, ph Mark 021 171-1586 or 355-5994 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 SPOUTING CLEANING Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 332 8949 or 021 043-2034 TILER For all your tiling needs, new, existing & replacement of tiles, free quotes, ph Jared 021 023 58414 TILING Quality jobs done on time. All aspects of tiling. Reg Master Tiler. Ph Dave 027 334 4125


TAB & Gaming


Function Facilities HOUSIE Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

in Whitfords Bar


SHUTTLE Tuesday - Saturday



Open 7 Days from 5.30pm

$10 Members / $12 Non

Ph 027 282 5700

Joan Adams (A.R.A.D) Solo Seal Trades & Services


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


TILER/CARPENTER 35 years exp, no job too small. Ph Ross 027 4311440.

• iPhones • Smart Phones • iPads • Tablets • Computers • Laptop Repairs, Parts and Accessories • Glass Screen Protectors • Phone Cases • Cables etc


Cafe open from 11am

TREE WORK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759 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 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

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

Registered Teacher of Piano and Theory of Music. 29 Lancewood Drive Halswell Ph 322-9377

PILATES Beginner & Intermediate classes, Tuesday & Wednesday nights. Fendalton Croquet Club, Makora Street. Phone Julie 351-2100

Wanted To Buy

CASH FOR STAMPS 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.

Call Matt Power 0800 239 325 The Stamp Exchange

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



Raewyn Clegg

www.newbrightonclub.co.nz SUNDAY 26 FEB, 1.30PM





GREAT DINING - downstairs -

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

GREAT DINING - upstairs -

PIERVIEW Restaurant


Quality a la carte with a view! Open from 5.30pm FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY



Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

Members Lucky Card Draw





3 courses $25






(Andy Gilmour)


Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat


Tickets $28 SHOW & SUPPER www.ryannevilleshowband.co.nz



By the Seaside! 10.30am-2pm

202 Marine Parade Ph 388-9416

Members, guests and affiliates welcome


Hornby WMC 17 Carmen Rd, Hornby Phone 03 349 9026

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


Latest Christchurch news at www.

‘Famous for their roasts!’

Start your day with us


Kid's SPECIAL Two courses

$10 We are open from 6.30am

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

Cooked breakfasts

Seniors SPECIAL $ 20 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



& Motorlodge

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


Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days

Bookings Essential PH

386 0088

fb.com/GardenHotelRestaurant www.gardenhotel.co.nz




le availab m o fr



Live Music: Mandi Miller

6PM.FRI.10MAR PHONE 385 8880 FIND US ON FACEBOOK fb.com/GBCCHCH THE GARDEN HOTEL COMPLEX | 110 MARSHLAND RD www.gardenhotel.co.nz | phone 385 3132


Tuesday March 7 2017


mattresses for all occasions

premium foam mattresses

• Camping • Caravans • Sleepovers • Spare rooms

259 Double $ 329 Queen $ 369 Single


Priced from



• 5YR Guarantee • Washable cover


bassinet Mattress


$ Glow in the Dark Mats 900 x 600mm



cot Mattress


$ coir Mats 600x400mm


$ 99

Shredded Memory foam pillows

50% off 750x450mm




Was $49.99




127 Blenheim Rd No rainchecks. Cash sales only.

PHONE 343 9820

Monday-Friday 8.30–5 Saturday 9–4 Sunday 10–4 (All items while stocks last)



maRcH madNEss





Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi WESTERN NEWS 20 Tuesday March 7 2017 PARA PARA PARA PARA PARA PARA PARA PARA PARA


SALE Great quality trees at great value prices

UP TO 80% OFF!

for a limited time only UNTIL 26 MARCH 2017

366 Halswell Junction Road Halswell, Christchurch 8025 T: 03 349 9240 E: info@allwood.co.nz




Keep up to date on what is happening around the nursery through our website and Facebook page.


for a limited time only UNTIL 26 MARCH 2017

Deciduous trees on sale include:

Topiary Standards


Hedging Plants

• Maples • Dogwoods • Oaks • Flowering Cherry Trees • Tulip Tree • Crab Apple • Beech Trees • Elms • Limes and many more

All discounted by 20% or more

Great range of quality plants.

• Griselinia • Pittosporum • Photinia Red Robin • Euonymus • Mexican Orange Blossom • Bay Laurel • Portuguese Laurel • Plus many more

Huge range. Trees up to 5m in height.

Minimum 20% discount Rhododendron Varieties


80% OFF

• Portuguese Laurels • Bay Laurels • Griselinia • Liquidamber Gumball • Photonia Red Robin

Acer Palmatum

All with 20% discount Ideal for large and small gardens.

Flowering Cherry

All discounted by 20% or more Michelia Varieties

(Upright Japanese Maple)

Big chunky plants. $49.50 grade

NOW $35

Ideal for small/medium gardens. Will tolerate wind. Were $350

NOW $250 Large grade.

366 Halswell Junction Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 | T: 03 349 9240 | E: info@allwood.co.nz

Keep up to date on what is happening around the nursery through our website and Facebook page.

Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula

Magnolia Little Gem Magnolia Blanchard

(Weeping Silver Pear Trees)

Great ornamental evergreen tree with fragrant flowers. Requires shelter from wind when young.

Many varieties available.

Up to

80% discount

20% DISCOUNT Touch of Pink:

Were $39.50

NOW $20

Tough ornamental tree for exposed sites. Were $145

NOW $100

All discounted by 20% or more

366 Halswell Junction Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 | T: 03 349 9240 | E: info@allwood.co.nz


OPEN TUESDAY to FRIDAY - 9.00am to 4.30pm SATURDAY & SUNDAY - 10.00am to 4.00pm


for a limited time only UNTIL 26 MARCH 2017

Deciduous trees on sale include:

Topiary Standards


Hedging Plants

• Maples • Dogwoods • Oaks • Flowering Cherry Trees • Tulip Tree • Crab Apple • Beech Trees • Elms • Limes and many more

All discounted by 20% or more

Great range of quality plants.

• Griselinia • Pittosporum • Photinia Red Robin • Euonymus • Mexican Orange Blossom • Bay Laurel • Portuguese Laurel • Plus many more

Huge range. Trees up to 5m in height.

Minimum 20% discount Rhododendron Varieties


80% OFF

• Portuguese Laurels • Bay Laurels • Griselinia • Liquidamber Gumball • Photonia Red Robin

Acer Palmatum

All with 20% discount Ideal for large and small gardens.

Flowering Cherry

All discounted by 20% or more Michelia Varieties

(Upright Japanese Maple)

Big chunky plants. $49.50 grade

NOW $35

Ideal for small/medium gardens. Will tolerate wind. Were $350

NOW $250 Large grade.

366 Halswell Junction Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 | T: 03 349 9240 | E: info@allwood.co.nz

Keep up to date on what is happening around the nursery through our website and Facebook page.

Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula

Magnolia Little Gem Magnolia Blanchard

(Weeping Silver Pear Trees)

Great ornamental evergreen tree with fragrant flowers. Requires shelter from wind when young.

Many varieties available.

Up to

80% discount

20% DISCOUNT Touch of Pink:

Were $39.50

NOW $20

Tough ornamental tree for exposed sites. Were $145

NOW $100

All discounted by 20% or more

366 Halswell Junction Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 | T: 03 349 9240 | E: info@allwood.co.nz


OPEN TUESDAY to FRIDAY - 9.00am to 4.30pm SATURDAY & SUNDAY - 10.00am to 4.00pm

Good, honest gardening advice is our hallmark Trees for Avenues and Lifestyle Properties

Up to 80% off Huge range, ideal for lifestyle properties, driveway avenues, feature trees, park-like settings.

Café Allwood

• Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam)

Were $89.50

NOW $50.00

• Tilia platyphyllos (Lime Tree)

Were $95.00

NOW $50.00

• Fraxinus ornus (Mana Ash)

Were $145.00

NOW $50.00

• Ulmus parvifolia (Chinese Elm)

Were $75.00

NOW $35.00

• Alnus cordata (Italian Alder)

Were $65.00

NOW $30.00

• Liquidamber stryicaflua (American Sweetgum)

Were $165.00

NOW $80.00

• Quercus robur (English Oak

Were $125.00

NOW $50.00

• Prunus varieties (Flowering Cherry)

Were $165.00 Were $145.00

NOW $100.00 NOW $80.00

Plus many other varieties. Minimum 20% discount.

Come in and enjoy • • • • •

Check out the café Facebook and Instagram accounts to keep up to date.

Breakfast and lunch menu Great coffee Cabinet food Catering Indoor/outdoor seating

*Offer valid during March 2017 only

366 Halswell Junction Road, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 | T: 03 349 9240 | E: info@allwood.co.nz


CAFÉ OPEN TUESDAY to FRIDAY - 7.30am to 3.00pm SATURDAY & SUNDAY - 8.30am to 3.00pm