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(From left to right) – Russley School five-year-olds Tuliliau Notoa, Sophia McMulkin and Esme McCleary are three bright stars in the musical extravaganza, Augustine. The school production follows the journey of a girl trying to find her identity while battling with the good and the bad. All 450 pupils took part in the show which was held at the Aurora Centre for Performing Arts for two nights last week. PHOTO: PAUL KOSTER

By Emily O’Connell AFTER THREE years of planning, all detailed design and specifications have been completed for the two proposed skate parks in Halswell. The parks, which will be in Halswell Domain and Knights Stream Park, will be skate-ready by January. City council head of parks Brent Smith said they won’t release costs of the parks due to commercial sensitivities ahead of the tendering process. “The funding comes from two areas. One being parks capital funding for Halswell Domain so this is shown in the Annual Plan, and the other funding for Knights Stream Park is from development contributions for the subdivision,” Mr Smith said. City councillor Vicki Buck said it was important to have the skate parks because children are so important in communities. “You’re building communities for all of the population, and you need to remember what children want to do,” Cr Buck said. But some residents weren’t so pleased with the noise and antisocial behaviour the skate parks may attract. •Turn to page 7

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THE TWO proposed Halswell skate parks are going to make a big difference in the community. As you’ll read on page 1, some neighbours have opposed the skate parks, saying they don’t want the anti-social behaviour near their houses. This is a fair call, but putting a facility like a skate park in a residential area is not only something children want but something they need. It’s a good chance for children to get off their devices and do some exercise. The parks also provide children with an opportunity to socialise with their neighbours. The days of walking over to your neighbour’s house to play together seem to be a thing of the past because children are too distracted by technology. – Emily O’Connell


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More jobs to be created in Hornby ABOUT 40 new jobs will be created in Hornby when a 28,551 sq m supermarket distribution centre is built. The Foodstuffs temperaturecontrolled building in Hickory Pl will be completed in March 2019. The first stage is expected to be open in August next year. The centre will offer between 30 to 40 new jobs in order picking, inventory control, forklift drivers and truck drivers. Foodstuffs bought the land in 2010, started planning in 2014 and are expecting the first stage to be complete in August 2018. With all work on the centre due to be completed in March 2019. “Our existing temperaturecontrolled facility is struggling to keep up with demand – particularly in peak trading periods,” Foodstuffs South Island chief executive officer Steve Anderson said. “This new facility will increase our chiller capacity by 100 per cent and our freezer capacity by 50 per cent. For customers, that means we’ll be able to offer an expanded range of products. For our stores, it means they’ll get those products delivered daily – seven days a week. We’re investing in range and supply chain so

CHILLY: (Left to right) –John Mullins, Steve Anderson and Roger Davidson at the site of the new temperaturecontrolled distribution centre. PHOTO: PETER MEECHAM

that we can get products out to stores even faster,” Mr Anderson said. The three other chillers already existing in Hornby will be demolished and turned into car parking.

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In Brief NEW LIGHTS AT ISLINGTON Two new sets of traffic lights were installed in Islington yesterday. The lights have been placed at the intersection of Main South Rd and Pound Rd, and Pound Rd and Waterloo Rd. In addition to this, there are two lanes for straight through traffic on Main South Rd at the intersection with Pound Rd. SCHOOL’S CULTURAL DAY Ilam School is celebrating different cultures today. Pupils will wear outfits representing a culture and will take a plate of food to share which is relevant to their chosen culture. There will also be a concert from 11am to noon. ROAD NAMES New road names in two Halswell subdivisions may be approved tonight at the Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board meeting. The board will discuss the names for four roads in Awatea Park and Quarry View. City council staff recommended the names be Romanee Lane, Muirhill St, Pegson Lane and Foden Lane.



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Residents angry over double standards By Bridget Rutherford AN ILAM resident is frustrated five construction company vehicles parked illegally two weeks ago were not ticketed, when more than 80 other motorists have been in the last two months. But the city council said in this case it was better to get the vehicles moved as soon as possible, rather than issue tickets. Parkstone Ave resident Lynette Hardie Wills said on Tuesday two weeks ago, five Naylor Love Construction utility vehicles were parked in a no stopping part of the street for 90min. She said it created safety concerns because it made seeing oncoming traffic difficult, so she called the city council to complain. But when a parking warden arrived, he did not ticket the vehicles, instead calling Naylor Love to have them

FRUSTRATION: Naylor Love vehicles have not been ticketed for parking illegally when other vehicles, including those belonging to residents, have been. On Friday this Naylor Love utility was parked in the right spot.

removed, she said. Dr Hardie Wills said it was unfair regular motorists were being ticketed, yet construction company vehicles were not. She said last year staff from Southern Response were at her home to do EQC repairs, and even they were ticketed. Dr Hardie Willis said the contractors should be able to park in Canterbury University’s Solway Ave car park for free, seeing as they were doing work for the university. But a Canterbury University spokesperson said they already have 610 temporary parks for contractors. “It would be unfair to offer free parking to contractors

when staff and students pay to park on campus,” a Canterbury University spokesperson said. City council data shows since July 1, it issued 83 infringement tickets to vehicles on Parkstone Ave. Fifty-three were for parking in a no stopping area, six were for an expired warrant of fitness, and 20 were issued for unlicensed vehicles. The rest were for parking in excess of the two-hour restriction, parking on a yellow line, obstructing a vehicle entrance, and not displaying a vehicle licence. City council transport operations manager Aaron Haymes said the rules were the same for everyone.

“In this instance council staff deemed it a priority to get the vehicles moved, rather than ticketing the vehicles, which would not have solved the immediate safety concerns.” He said the parking warden got in touch with Naylor Love and asked the trucks be moved, which was done “immediately.” Mr Haymes said since the incident, the site manager had told staff not to park on Parkstone Ave due to the safety concerns raised. He said compliance staff had been monitoring the street and no trucks had parked there since. Naylor Love declined to comment.

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Message from the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch Our Diocese is proud of Marian College. The school is thriving at its inner-city campus location alongside the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Barbadoes Street. Marian College shows us clearly that the heart of a Catholic school lies not in its buildings, but in a strong, supportive community built around faith. Marian College belongs to the Catholic Kāhui Ako Community of Learning, one of our 13 schools in Christchurch. Each school has an affiliated parish and networks contributing to the Diocese. Alongside our Diocese earthquake rebuild and repair programme, our parishes have been offered the chance to focus on spiritual renewal as we wait for a new Bishop to be appointed. The process for the rebuild of Marian College’s campus will be a priority for our new Bishop, who will ultimately make the decision on Marian College’s permanent site. This decision will not be made in isolation however, there are many factors to consider and groups to consult with, given the changes in our communities since the earthquakes. The Diocese looks forward to keeping the community updated on progress. In the meantime, Marian College continues to achieve excellent results and to thrive. A special thank you goes to the Marian College community – students, parents, staff and leadership, for your ongoing patience, support and cooperation. Fr Rick Loughnan

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The Marian College Principal Marian College is very fortunate to have a small, friendly, family atmosphere which comes from teachers and students knowing each other well. I am delighted to share that our students and teachers are making the very best of our current site – opportunities for collaboration are plenty and the benefits that come of an inner-city location are taken up with enthusiasm. At Marian College our special Catholic character is built into everything we do. Our earthquake recovery

journey has taught us, that while brand new buildings and facilities are an exciting proposition, it is our faith, our community and our people that matter. I am excited about the future of Marian College – we can all look forward to a bright, sparkling new start. I hope you enjoy reading about some of our recent happenings. Mary-Lou Davidson,


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Feast Day Festivities One of the most anticipated events on the Marian College calendar is Feast Day – recognised every year to celebrate the Assumption of Mary. This year, Feast Day began with a whole school Mass, which included the blessing of the new music department, featuring practice spaces and a multipurpose room. Traditional Feast Day activities involve Marian College’s house groups coming together in Xavier Hall to compete in a talent quest and house group chant competition. Rivalry between the four Marian College houses – Brodie, Deans, Seymour and Takahe – is strong and overwhelmingly positive. Students have been known to rehearse their chants and performances for up to six weeks in advance, polishing their acts ready for competition. Each performance is judged and awarded house points which are tallied throughout the year. The house with the most points earned – for academic, sporting, cultural, service and cultural achievements – is awarded the annual Inter-House Shield at the end of year school prize giving.

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Football talent Rebecca Lake (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Irakehu) could be heading to France next year to represent New Zealand and play in the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup. The Year 13 Marian college student helped captain the New Zealand U19 Football team to victory in the Oceania Football Confederation championships in Auckland recently, securing the team’s spot in France, 2018. Rebecca captained the team twice over the five game campaign which saw the team win all their games convincingly. Rebecca is a member of the Football Ferns development squad and has played with Mainland Pride (the National Women’s regional team) for three years.

Judo medallist Congratulations to Ria Kney (Ngāti Kahungunu) who won a gold medal in the U52kg girls category at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Judo Tournament last term. She won all five of her fights in the one day tournament held at Lincoln High School. Ria also won gold in two categories at the Auckland International Judo Open tournament held three weeks later at ASB Stadium in Auckland. One of her fights lasted just ten seconds!

Wellbeing and service A priority for Marian College this year has been student and staff wellbeing. This year, Marian has introduced two new courses: Kia Maia and Mana Wahine. Kia Maia is a course for Year 9 students which focuses on wellbeing, character strengths, use of money, cyber safety and developing study and life skills. The Mana Wahine course aims to promote strong Marian women. Especially for year 12 students, the course teaches wellbeing, study techniques, life skills, careers, financial literacy and service. Marian College has a strong commitment to providing service to the community. Not only students, but staff members are also actively involved. Marian College staff members rolled up their sleeves recently, to spend an afternoon participating in a range of service activities including assisting at Christchurch City Mission and St Vincent de Paul, cleaning up a beach, gardening for the Beatitude sisters, making goods for Christchurch Hospital’s neo-natal unit and other children in need.

Southern Jam Marian College’s Jazz Band travelled to the Southern Jam Jazz Festival in Blenheim recently – taking part in the showcase and celebration of the South Island’s secondary school jazz bands. Marian College’s Jazz Band performed at eight public venues and took home a bronze award. Band director Frances Daly is a Marian old girl currently studying at Ara Jazz School. Frances inspired the Jazz Band to compose an original song ‘Dirty Window’, which won Best Original Song at this year’s Christchurch Jazz Festival.

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Colleges raise $5000 for Maddie PROGRESS: Concrete being poured into Hornby High School’s new gym last weekend.

Big pour for school gym By Emily O’Connell IT’S SET in stone for Hornby High School. The school’s new gymnasium had its concrete poured last weekend – this is part of the multi-million dollar upgrade by the Ministry of Education. The new gymnasium will feature a full-size basketball court, fitness centre, teaching space, equipment storage, changing rooms and showers, and staff office areas. The school will also retain its existing gymnasium, giving the school two full-size indoor basketball courts. “We are a chunk of the way through what is an almost full school rebuild,” Hornby High School principal Mr Sutton said. “It’s part of the whole ministry infrastructure reinvestment and the figure I heard was something

like $1.4 billion they’re progressively investing in the Canterbury region in the whole network,” Mr Sutton said. The school’s rebuild wasn’t due to earthquake repairs, it had been occupying temporary buildings since 1975. “Our kids, family and community they just deserve good facilities and that’s exactly what they’re going to get and that’s probably the most exciting thing,” Mr Sutton said. Mr Sutton said they’re looking forward to being able to focus solely on good learning once the rebuild is complete. “Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a grumble at all. We’re absolutely rapt. We’re so excited by the whole process,” Mr Sutton said. All construction at Hornby High School should be completed by late February 2019.

By Emily O’Connell ABOUT 30 different acts have taken the stage to raise money for sick teen Maddie Collins. St Thomas’ of Canterbury and Villa Maria colleges joined forces on Thursday, putting on their annual variety show. The show has been going since 1988 and the money raised has always gone to a charity or person Maddie in need. Collins Maddie, 13, has a kidney disease called focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. She needs $750,000 to fly to the United States to receive another kidney transplant. She has received a kidney transplant from her father but her body rejected it.

BAND: St Thomas’ of Canterbury College staff Robbie Lange and Jacob Allan performed for Maddie Collins. PHOTO: BRENDAN BIGGS

St Thomas’ of Canterbury head of english Maureen Gaffaney said it was an excellent show. She said they raised more than $3000 and had about 400 attendees. Mrs Gaffaney said Maddie was an easy choice for this year’s variety show as her brother

Tomas went to St Thomas’ of Canterbury and her sister Georgia went to Villa Maria. “It’s great to see people get up on stage and doing things they don’t normally do,” Mrs Gaffaney said. She said they had a range of acts from kapa haka groups to a staff rock band. Maddie’s mum Sarah Manson Collins said they were ecstatic when they learned the variety show was for their daughter. But due to varying reasons, her family weren’t able to attend. She said Maddie now does Southern Health School, where a teacher visits her home, because she is too sick. “She’s getting tireder and tireder definitely. She doesn’t have the same level of energy she had a few months ago,” Mrs Manson Collins said.

Detailed skate park designs completed •From page 1 “Some people liked the idea of living near a skate park, and some people didn’t,” Cr Buck said. Community consultation earlier this year showed overwhelming support for both facilities, with about 70 per cent of 147 responses in favour. About 20 per cent were against

the Halswell Domain skate park (above) and 14 per cent were against Knights Stream Park. “The staff have done an amaz-

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so members can enjoy watching the big games and cheering the home team on as they enjoy a night out with their friends. The club’s shuttle service offers a pick-up and drop-off service seven days a week.

Established more than 60 years ago, the club currently has 8000 members, who come not just from the Hornby area but also from all around Canterbury, and cover a wide range of age groups and interests, Paul says.

Live music at the weekend from a variety of visiting musicians and groups provides great entertainment for members. The wide-ranging sport and recreation pursuits available include billiards, snooker and pool, cards, darts, table tennis, indoor and outdoor bowls, cricket, fishing, and travel, all of which are run Among the club’s facilities are several popular dining and bar areas. These include the Club Café, which is open seven days a as separate clubs with members welcome to join as many as week for lunch and dinner, and the Chalmers Restaurant, which they like. provides both buffet and à la carte dining on Friday, Saturday There are 18 gaming machines and a TAB onsite. and Sunday nights, and has recently introduced Sunday lunch, “We also offer excellent conference and function facilities, available from 12pm-2pm. which members can hire for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, The main bar has several TV screens, including a big screen,

or any occasion and we cater from our in-house kitchen,” Paul

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says. “The menu options are on our website.” Originally a social outlet for workers and their families, the workingmen’s club of today has a much broader reach, Paul says. “The founders of the Hornby Workingmen’s Club had a great vision to keep it relevant for all generations, and today people of all ages, from young families to retired people, and from a wide range of backgrounds, enjoy the many benefits of belonging to our club.” Members from other New Zealand clubs, and from overseas, are welcome to enjoy the facilities at the Hornby Workingmen’s Club. For people wanting to join, it can be done on the spot, and costs just $34 a year.


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international trends

reflected in centre’s food outlets

Food outlets at the hub With a range of ethnic food, including popular Asian cuisines such as The Hub Hornby has undergone significant developments and improvements over the last four years, with the aim of providing an excit- Indian, Chinese and Japanese, complemented by tasty café-style foods, ing and diverse shopping experience for its customers. there is plenty for customers to choose from in the food court. One of the key areas that is drawing people into the centre is its fully But that’s not all. The Hub has several other cafés and food outlets revamped food court, centre manager Jason Marsden says. located amongst the retail businesses, and here again the environment “Customers are really enjoying the variety and quality of the food offering in our food court, as well as the more contemporary atmosphere,” Jason says.

and food quality has gone up several notches, Jason says.

“The cafés have become more restaurant-style, with blackboard menus being offered as well as the traditional cabinet food, and again this is in “International trends in food courts are changing what used to be quite line with international trends.” boring places to eat, to becoming much more of an experience for The rooftop car park at The Hub has also enhanced the shopping customers, and that’s what we offer at The Hub,” he says. experience for customers, with easy access in and out. “Not only does our food court have a great variety of food, there is also a range of seating options. For example, we have the round tables “Shoppers can drive straight up to the car park then take the lift for groups, and the leaners where people can stop for a quick bite and directly down to the food court area,” Jason says. check their mobiles.” “Parent car parks right next to the entrance also make it easier for those with children to load their shopping and push chair straight into The acoustic ceiling tiles also enhance the environment by reducing noise and making it easier for people to have a conversation, Jason says. their car.”

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with spring planting By RACHEL VOGAN As the days get longer and the soil slowly begins to warm up and dry out, the time is right to set about growing your own greens to feed the troops.

POTATOES The first sprouted potatoes can go in the ground now in the warmer climates. If your soil isn’t ready, grow an early-crop in large tubs or potato planters. This option will yield just as well as growing in the ground, and enable you to tuck the pots up against the house to protect them from cold snaps. Early-crop varieties to plant now include ‘Jersey Benne’, ‘Rocket’, Swift’, ‘Cliff Kidney’, or ‘Liseta’. Remember to enrich the soil with potato food!

PEAS Peas are a super quick and easy crop to grow, and have the advantage of being remarkably hardy to cold temperatures. They prefer a fertile soil in full sun, and would benefit from a supporting frame or series of stakes to keep the crop off the ground. Sow seed directly in the garden where you wish it to grow, allowing 10-15cm between each plant. I put two seeds in each hole. Cover the area with mesh or netting as birds just love to peck at fresh pea shoots as they emerge through the soil. Once the plants reach 15-20cm, the leaves don’t seem to have as much appeal, so the nets can be removed. They are a great crop for tubs and planters, and dwarf varieties are wonderful in hanging baskets or window boxes. Plant plenty, as once they come ready, you never seem to have enough.

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For Canterbury people, the name Musgroves is synonymous with recycled and pre-loved building materials and household items that can happily find a place in their new or renovated home. Founded by Dave Musgrove in 1942 as a general cartage company, it became Musgrove Bros when Dave was joined by his brother Alf in 1946. The business operated as a cartage and road contracting company until 1970. The previous year, when the management was taken over by Graeme Vickers, the company’s work had extended to include demolition and the sale of recycled materials. Demolition continued for a number of years, before Musgroves began to specialise in buying and selling recycled building materials. Since those early days, the product mix has evolved, and there are now many different types of product carried by Musgroves, general manager Sue Brown says. Volume has expanded significantly too, with some 70,000 items now on the yard at any one time, including new and pre-used.

For Musgroves, re-purposing products is at the heart of their philosophy, Sue says.

ing items that are no longer being manufactured, a problem that can often be solved at Musgroves. They have Pinex ceiling tiles, for example, and clay roof tiles, most of which are now not available on the market.

“We’re here to help people with their renovations. Many of our items are materials left over from building jobs, such as insulation, roofing iron, trellis etc. “The pre-used items people bring in include items such as doors, ranchsliders, windows, and kitchen units. And there is a huge selection for customers to browse through.”

Those building new homes and wanting to add character to a contemporary design may choose to install tongue and groove flooring made from recycled timber, or use old door and cupboard handles or locks, Sue says.

Of course there are the special treasures, too. One Sue is particularly thrilled with is a series of large oak ceiling panels, each in four sections, which came from an architecturally designed home, and lay unused for seven years before they were taken to Musgroves.

With new building products continually being developed and replacing existing ones, the range at Musgroves is constantly changing and growing. One example, says Sue, is ACM (aluminium composite) panels, which are waterproof so are ideal for bathrooms and create a unique effect.

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community to beneFit from building extensions The team hard at work.

There is a lot of hard work going on at the Hei Hei building known as 126 On the Corner, with the local community set to benefit.

and the roof put on.

The extensions will incorporate an office and increased storage, with earthquake strengthening work being carried out on the side of the building.

Activities 126 On The Corner provides for the community include a cooking group, a variety group, a walking group, tai chi, men’s group, tea and tots group, fun fit group, community lunches and Kix Taekwondo.

“and we are now looking at how we can replace the $3200 worth of equipment the group needs for when it meets two or three times a week.”

“The extension is being generously supported by Council, the local Community Board, the Lotteries Commission, R.A. Formerly named St Aidan’s church, the building was purchased Shearing’s, Mitre 10, Action Scaffolding, Fahey’s Fencing and SIT,” As an employee of Anglican Care Community Development by the Hei Hei Broomfield Community Development Charita- Tracey says. and a trustee on the board, Tracey is keen to find out what ble Trust three years ago for the community’s use with support “The cost will be greatly reduced by the donations of time, other activities the community would like to see being run in from the Christchurch City Council, and is currently undergo- materials, equipment and funds. Many thanks to everyone for the building. ing extension work. their contributions.” “We want to know where the gaps are in our community and

“This is the first of a number of planned improvements to the building,” community development worker Tracey Buunk says. “The men from the Southern Institute of Technology are doing all the building work for us – at an amazing rate. They started a month ago and we expect to be completed by Christmas. The floor is down and in a few weeks the framing will be erected

First aid courses and church services are also held in the building, and it is available for hire for private functions. Two weeks ago, the trust’s sheds were broken into and the Kix Taekwondo equipment was stolen. “We are very saddened that this has happened,” Tracey says,

local gym changing the way fitness is delivered Culture Fitness in Halswell and Wigram are aiming to change the way fitness is delivered so everyone can feel comfortable and get the results they deserve. “We are trying to change the perception of what a gym looks like in our community. We believe the fitness industry is a service industry, not just an equipment provider like most gyms have become,” owner Ricki says. “Our Personal Trainers believe that support and motivation should not be an added extra and they are always happy to help. The best thing is that Culture Fitness has the lowest price of any gym in the area. “Another big difference is that we don’t have mirrors, we are for real people wanting to feel better and get fitter, not to stand around looking at yourself,” Ricki says. “People spend lots of time in front of the mirrors at other gyms and it’s uncomfort-

able – you should feel comfortable at a gym not judged. “Flexibility and convenience are also at the forefront of our thinking. We have structured Culture Fitness in such a way that you should never have to wait for equipment and still get a great workout no matter what time you come in. “One aspect of how we do this is our Express Fitness Lanes where you can get in and out knowing you have had a great workout in just 35 minutes.” Culture Fitness is also one of the only gyms in the west to incorporate the My Zone heart rate monitoring system, Ricki says. “This ensures you are working at the level that is right for you according to your personal fitness level. “Culture Fitness really is very different, but you will need to see it for yourself.”

the ways we can continue to grow together for the benefit of local people. “We have a group of volunteers that make it possible to offer all that we do and allow us to increase what we offer. Without their commitment 126 On The Corner would be unable to make a positive difference in our community.” Anyone requiring information on the community group activities, hall hire or volunteering can contact Tracey on 342 5864 or 022 017 6278.


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World cup Fever

about to hit hornby

Volunteer tradesmen spent many hours getting the clubrooms ready for the visitors.

There are exciting times ahead for the Hornby Rugby League Club. Shortly they will host The Kiwis Rugby League Team for training sessions ahead of their World Cup match against Scotland at AMI Stadium on November 4, 2017. “In April this year we offered to host the Kiwis for their training sessions,” club president Brent Tomlinson says.

club’s role was to upgrade the clubrooms. Our changing rooms needed a complete makeover to bring them up to international standards.

Independent Fisheries, Jason Hatton of Hatton Plastering, Dean Brewster of Brewster Building, Air Rescue and CERT for their support.”

“The changing rooms have been relined and repainted and the showers have been completely refurbished. This has involved hours and hours of work by volunteer tradesmen to get it all done.

The project has also required sacrifices from the Hornby Rugby League members themselves.

“The Rugby League World Cup organisers, New Zealand Rugby League, Canterbury Rugby League, our own club and the Christ- “It was also an expensive project, and funds have come from church City Council all got on board.” fundraising, grants, a number of sponsors and local club supportA lot of work needed to be done to prepare the club’s facilities ers,” Brent says. for the visitors, Brent says. “We would like to thank Keith Burgess, Peter Lawrie, Ho “The council was responsible for preparing the grounds, and the

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“We haven’t been able to play games at our home field all season, but that’s how committed we are to having the Kiwis at Hornby. Kiwis’ coach David Kidwell is a Hornby Rugby League Junior and we are proud that he is bringing the Kiwis to his home club.” Work on the clubrooms started in early April, with the finishing touches being put on the facilities just last week.

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changes & celebrations for 60-year-old school The blessing ceremony

These are significant times for the longestablished Sockburn School in Springs Road, Hornby. This year the school is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and next year will mark the first step of a major change. In January 2018, the school will be given a new name – Wigram Primary, and this will be in preparation for the school’s relocation to the Wigram Primary site on the Runway in January 2019, principal Heather Walkinshaw says. Detailed design of the new school is currently underway, with construction to be carried out by Southbase.

The first school committee – April 1957. Back from left: Mr Leathwick, Mr Murray, Mrs Mutimer. Mr Page. Front from left: Mrs Whelan, Mr Dewar, Mr Niven, Mr Beattie, Mrs Henry

“Southbase has had recent experience with new school builds, and will bring their expertise to the build,” Ms Walkinshaw says. “Work on the new school is expected to start in January 2018.”

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“It will also be the last of these events for us as the existing Sockburn School. We are holding a range of events on Friday, November 3. These include visiting learning spaces, photos, afternoon tea and a dinner at the Wigram Base Conference Centre. “The school has always been well supported by the community, as one of our parents said recently: ‘The school has had a lot of long-serving staff, which is a reflection of the loyalty to the school. The school has a great sense of community. Everyone works very well together. The staff are dedicated to the success of all students.’”


The new site was blessed by representatives of the local Taumutu Rununga on August 8, with the ceremony attended by the then Associate Minister of Education, Tim Macindoe.

The first headmaster of Sockburn Public School when it was established in1957 was Mr A. R. Chambers. A photo from the time shows there were 11 teachers, a clerical assistant and a nurse.

The school will also have a new uniform with a new logo, which is now being embroidered on to the new uniforms.

An aerial view dated January 1957 shows how little development there was at both the airbase and in the surrounding area.

The logo, which features two kahu facing each other with the runway through the middle, has been designed to represent the history of the area. Kahu were prevalent in the area and the runway recalls the history of the air force at Wigram.

The first school committee was formed in 1957 and the iconic school pool, which was opened in1961, is still used by the students.

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Waterloo entrance

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ongoing development at business park Hornby’s Waterloo Business Park continues to grow at an impressive rate, bringing increased business activity to the area. In driving through the park, there is a palpable sense of activity and momentum owing to the large number of sites currently under construction. “Waterloo reached its tipping point sometime in the past 12 months,” assistant development manager Joel Webber says, “where we gained a critical mass of sales and construction activity that marked a transition from large, burgeoning industrial subdivision to an active and dynamic business environment. “On the back of this transition, the focus of the development team at Waterloo has squarely shifted to completion of the two remaining stages of development,” Mr Webber says.

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“Titles for the 6.3ha Stage 5 of development are expected in mid to late October. Earthworks on the final stage of development, the 7.3ha Stage 6, is well underway with titles expected to issue in early 2018. “On the periphery of our own on-site works, we’re eagerly anticipating the completion of NZTA’s Pound Road realignment works towards the end of the year. This will be a key milestone in the ongoing evolution of Waterloo Business Park, delivering outstanding roading network connectivity to our owners and occupiers.” The freight and logistics fraternity has identified and acted upon this opportunity with several transport-based businesses having established in close proximity to this future

arterial route. These businesses have futureproofed themselves over the medium to long term and are positioned well for growth and success, Mr Webber says. There are currently 14 businesses established and operating within the Business Park with a further 10 sites under construction. In recognition of the changing dynamics within the Business Park, Waterloo recently launched its inaugural owners and occupiers networking event. “We believe that Waterloo can be, and should be a business micro-community,” Mr Webber says. “We’ve seen first-hand the internal business opportunities that take shape when owners and occupiers at Waterloo Business Park get in the same room as one another. We want to encourage and nurture a strong business community at Waterloo and we see a regular networking event as a terrific way to foster and develop understanding of, and familiarity with, the other businesses on-site and promote internal business transactions within the Business Park.” The philosophy behind the regular networking events is that each quarter a different business hosts the event on site. The host business has the opportunity to give an overview of what they do and undertake a tour of their premises before breaking out into informal networking over drinks and nibbles. “Our inaugural networking event was hosted by Hagley Building Products back in June and was a resounding success. The second event was held on September 19, and generously hosted by Cardinal Freight.”





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southern motorWay work on track

Despite an unusually wet winter, work on the $195 million Christchurch Southern Motorway – Stage 2 (CSM2) project has not been held up, with more than 300,000 cubic metres of earth moved, two new local roads built and the first of eight bridges almost complete.

bridges to be finished,” he said.

Principal project manager Geoff Griffiths says people can expect to see more changes over the coming months as work ramps up.

“These new roads will give people access to their homes and local businesses, and in the case of Manion Road, allow the CSM2 team to carry on with work to four-lane the motorway from Weedons Road towards Curraghs Road,” Mr Griffiths said.

Mr Griffiths noted that on Wednesday August 30, two 180-tonne cranes put the final four ‘Super-T Beams’ that make up the Main South Road Bridge into place. “The structure, which will take Main South Road traffic up and over the motorway, is made up of 16 locally made precast beams, which range from 30 to 35 metres long and weigh up to 68 tonnes each. It will be the first of the project’s eight

Along with the Main South Road Bridge, the CSM2 team have also started constructing the Waterholes Road and Trent Road bridges and built two new local roads - Tiptree Lane and Manion Road.

“Traffic will be closely monitored to try to reduce disruption and delays; however, people should plan ahead and allow extra travel time as work continues on the CSM2. “We would also like to remind people to obey the traffic management that is in place while the project is underway. The speed restrictions and road closures are in place for your safety as well as the safety of our crews.”

“Meanwhile, at the city end of the project, John Paterson Drive is being realigned to join with Halswell Junction Road. This work will continue until the end of the year when the new alignment is expected to open to traffic.”

The Christchurch Southern Motorway (Stage One, completed, and Stage Two, underway) is expected to halve travel time between Rolleston and Christchurch at peak times from 30 minutes to 15 and reduce fatal and serious crashes by 40 per cent.

Mr Griffiths said people travelling around the Selwyn District,

Stage Two is on track to be open to traffic in early 2020.

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for treating causes not just symptoms Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? You may be surprised to find one of New Zealand’s most highly qualified and experienced health care experts in Hornby. At Stay Well Pharmacy on Shands Road, Naturopathic Pharmacist Mark Webster provides patients with options over and above standard medicinal and pharmaceutical care. “Integrated Medicine is about taking the best of everything,” Mark says. “By looking at diet, lifestyle, exercise and daily routines, I can provide solutions that treat the cause of your discomfort. Not just the symptoms.” For Mark, this means continually studying to keep up with the latest advancements in healthcare and medicine. “At the moment, I’m working towards my Master of Science in Integrated Medicine through George Washington University in America. Last year I completed a five year Fellowship in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, having been a qualified pharmacist for 26 years.” Mark’s approach to Integrated Medicine is attracting national attention. Having been a finalist for the past two years, in July Mark won the 2017 New Zealand Pharmacy Award for the Best Complementary Healthcare Campaign and this year he won the Kiwibank New Zealander of the year Local Hero Award. While he doesn’t mind the recognition, his

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residential groWth set to continue in the west The residential population of Christchurch’s western suburbs has grown significantly since the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, and that growth looks set to continue for some time. A number of subdivisions have already been developed across the area in response to that growth, with more coming on stream over the next few years. One new one being developed is an extension to the existing Country Palms subdivision in Halswell, which was established prior to the earthquakes by development company Suburban Estates. “That one was well received and sold quickly,” company manager Tracey Watson says. “The new development is smaller, with 100 lots. The first stage, comprising 33 lots, has just been released, with the remainder to be released over the next couple of years.” Section sizes range from 400sqm to 700sqm, with access through the existing Country Palms development.

“The subdivision has access to good infrastructure, with the opportunity to have access to Halswell Junction Road, and there are good facilities all within a kilometre,” Ms Watson says. A newcomer to the Christchurch market, Avanda Group, is developing a site at 197 Halswell Junction Road. Planning and design work has started and civil engineering work will get underway once designs are finalised, marketing manager Sarah Davidson says. The existing plan for the development includes 197 lots, with section sizes ranging from 300sqm to 650sqm. “There is an allowance within the plan for a small number of integrated housing lots, should the demand for such products develop over the course of the sales programme,” Ms Davidson says. She says Avanda has spent a number of months speaking to active parties in the market, and listening to what purchasers want.

“This information has been at the forefront of our decision making. We are in the process of appointing a local urban design and landscape architect team to assist in the design of the layout and the treatment of outdoor spaces to make 197 Halswell Junction Road a welcoming community,” Ms Davidson says. “Avanda chose to develop in Halswell as it is a growing and popular community that we wanted to be part of. There is a demand for good-sized sections in the area. “We hope this will be the first of many developments in Christchurch for Avanda.” Several other subdivisions in the area have had council consent. There are 205 lots over three subdivisions in Awatea Rd, Carrs Rd and Halswell Junction Rd. A further 634 lots across four sub divisions in Sutherlands Rd, Halswell Junction Rd, and Milns Rd are currently subject to a subdivision consent application.

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Fancy dress events are fun and great icebreakers for a party though deciding what to wear can be a challenge. Finding a suitable outfit for a given topic or event, is easily sorted at Cottage Costume Hire where there are around 2,000 costumes. Whether you imagine yourself as a super

Amber was looking for a change of direction when the opportunity to purchase the business came available. She thought it would be enjoyable so took the plunge, with no regrets. “It’s great and loads of fun,” says Amber who admits to having been challenged at times, learning and familiarising herself with the costumes typical of periods and certain movies. Amber, who has a background in retail and customer service, enjoys helping

customers choose a costume helping those unsure about what to wear. Whether it is a themed dinner gathering, birthday party, or other fun event Amber has a good range of adult size costumes; all hired at better than competitive prices with no add-ons.

It is not surprising Amber has had huge response from existing and new customers who have been delighted by her enthusiasm and keenness to help.

Cottage Costume Hire is at 36 Halswell Junction Road.

Many travel from across Christchurch to hire an outfit at Cottage Costume Hire. “I’ve had lots of positive feedback which is cool,” says Amber who adds that Halswell has proven to be a great location for the business. Cottage Costume Hire is located at 36 Halswell Junction Road. It is open Wednesdays - Fridays 1-6pm; Thursdays 1-8pm and Saturdays 10–2pm, or by appointment by calling 021 478 363. For information and costume ideas check out www.cottagecostumehire. co.nz or their Facebook page.

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The brand-new Design Centre set up last month by Jennian Homes in Main South Road Hornby provides a showcase for industry-leading building products that the public can “see, touch and feel”, says co-owner Dwayne Prendergast. “This is a completely different concept,” Dwayne says. “People can see a lot more in our Design Centre than they can in a show home. “The product selection includes state-of-the-art kitchens, bathrooms, plumbing products, exteriors claddings and much more, with all the proven brands represented.” Jennian Homes sales staff are available on site to talk to visitors about any of the products, and discuss how they can be incorporated into a Jennian Homes design. “We offer a range of standard plans, but we enjoy designing bespoke homes for clients to suit their section and their ideas. As our slogan says, ‘your personality, our expertise’.” Dwayne says Jennian Homes is unique in the building industry in Canterbury, in that the company directors – himself and project manager Paul Jenkins – have hands-on involvement with every project. “We work closely with our clients so they can talk to us at any time during the design and construction process.” Dwayne says there are “great opportunities” for people to build homes now in Christchurch and across Canterbury, with plenty of land opportunities. “Our team are working closely with all developers to be aware of the available land as it comes to the market.” Jennian Homes is opening two more show homes this year – one in the Faringdon sub-division in Rolleston, which will open at Labour Weekend, and the other in Rangiora, which will open just before Christmas. A well-established home-building company, Jennian Homes was launched in New Zealand 35 years ago, and has been in the Canterbury market for more than 20 years. Their new Design Centre is located at 212 Main South Road, Hornby, and is open seven days a week from 9am-5pm.

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the trickle-doWn effect By ROSS KIDDIE I’m a big motorsport fan, Formula One in particular. Even though Ferrari as a team is giving Mercedes-Benz a run for its money this season, the latter has dominated the sport in recent years. Ultimately, that success trickles down to sales from the showroom floor. That is certainly showing here in New Zealand. Mercedes-Benz is dominating the luxury car market and I don’t see that changing any time soon, simply because the raft of models and variants within each model range means there is a vehicle for all tastes and budgets. There is also a large proliferation of sporty models and the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz – AMG – has kept up the pace with high output models sitting in tandem within the line-up. I’m not sure how inspired AMG is from Formula One, but you can rest assured that some technology from the sport flows down to street vehicles. The latest AMG model to come my way was the C63S cabriolet, which has a twin-turbocharged 4-litre V8 engine delivering monster power outputs of 375kW and 700Nm of torque.

tocols that can be set to many varying requirements. I even preferred the standard mode, which like all big V8 engines, means a relaxed, unstressed operating manner. However, when sport mode is selected, there is a constant solid surge of power that seems endless in its delivery. Acceleration is vivid – a standstill to 100km/h time of 4.2sec is wickedly fast, along with a 3.2sec overtaking time (80km/h to 120km/h). What I enjoyed most about the C63S’ performance is the sound that accompanies its delivery. It is loud and there’s even a button that enhances more noise; a backfire on gearshift and throttle blip on downshift is infectious to listen to. On that subject, drive is channelled to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. It is a direct shift-type and how it harnesses so much power and torque yet arranges the gears so smoothly amazes me. There are steering-wheel-mounted paddles for the enthusiastic driver, and management protocols, which quickly identify throttle percentage.

The C63S cabriolet sits on huge rubber with wheels an inch smaller in diameter up front than those on the rear. The sport specification Michelin Pilot tyres (255/35 x 19in and 285/30 x 20in) have huge grip, yet they are constantly Even though these figures are highly impressive, the cabriolet can easily be driven sedately. tested when the power goes on. Thankfully, the It is at home at city speeds in a similar fashion traction control system is as good as any I’ve to its four and six-cylinder counterparts. There experienced before; there’s just a little bit of are driver-selectable engine management pro- freedom within the system so that the driver

Price – Mercedes-Benz C63S cabriolet, $189,900 Dimensions – Length, 4686mm; width, 1810mm; height, 1409mm Configuration – V8, rear-wheel-drive, 3982cc, 375kW, 700Nm, seven-speed automatic Performance – 0-100km/h, 4.2sec Fuel usage – 9.4l/100km can experience the feel of grip loss at the rear under hard acceleration, but the squirm and oversteer is moderated without sudden intervention. One of the benefits of quality tyres is the feel through the steering, the C63S cabriolet has accurate turn-in along with strong feel – you can point and clip apexes delightfully. It must be said, though, the C-Class in this form is so competent it makes driving easy, the suspension is informative and that creates an involving driving experience. It is also rigid within the body structure. Like most premium manufacturers, MercedesBenz and AMG haven’t lost sight of the need to look after the environment, and even though the engine has big cylinders to feed, the fuel usage statistics are still realistic. Mercedes-Benz claims a 9.4-litre per 100km (30mpg) combined cycle average. At 100km/h I recorded an 8l/100km (35mpg) instantaneous

readout along with a 11.2l/100km (27mpg) average over five days. However, a buyer who chooses C63S specification in any vehicle will understand that the quad-camshaft V8 likes to be released and fuel economy wouldn’t be a priority. At $189,000 the C-Class cab in this form comes at a premium price but it is chock full of goodies and, as you would expect from Mercedes-Benz, it wants for nothing. I’ve been quite spoilt recently with a lot of German product filtering through the press fleet – as well as soft and hard-tops from other brands – serving to prove the convertible market is showing no sign of dwindling. I’ve long said Christchurch doesn’t have the best weather for open-air motoring and I stick to that statement; that being the case, the coupe would be the car for me, but for anyone who gets to experience that amazing engine, there’s a chance they will be simply over-awed.

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straightforward approach. If a job requires a particular specialist, he suggests to the customer where they should take their vehicle. As he explains, he doesn’t want to waste people’s time and tries to advise them as best as possible. When vehicles come in for a WOF, Aidan doesn’t carry out repairs or replace parts if they are not required immediately, but advises the customer that the work will need to be done at a later date.

A fully qualified mechanic, Aidan has been in business for seven years, and at his Anchorage Road location for the last three years. His modern workshop is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment enabling him to identify problems quickly and accurately.

“I believe that if you are honest with people they will be honest with you,” he says.

While he admits he may not be the cheapest mechanic around, he promises highquality workmanship, value for money and a

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Next year is open and now is the time to start planning your 2018 holiday, says Hornby House of Travel’s Paula Waldeck.

Cambodia, where they can learn about different cultures and the different ways of life in that region.

For first-time travellers, the team at HOT Hornby suggests a multi-country guided journey.

“Families planning overseas holidays in 2018 are encouraged to book early to get the best deals,” Paula says.

For those who are excited by the idea of river or ocean cruising and calling into exotic places, HOT suggests one of the many multi-destination cruises on offer.

“Travellers get to enjoy local experiences, and they have a good balance of time with the group and time to do things on their own. This is a great way to get a taste of Europe,” Paula says.

“The school holidays are the busiest and most expensive time to travel, so by booking early people can reduce the cost.” Paula and her expert team at HOT have plenty of suggestions for customers looking for an overseas holiday that won’t break the bank. “For example, the Gold Coast is great value for money,” Paula says, “and anywhere in the South Pacific is also a good choice for warmth during the New Zealand winter, plus there is usually no time difference so that makes it easier with younger children.” For families with teenagers, she suggests a trip to Vietnam and

“There are ships for all budgets and so many itineraries to choose from around the world,” Paula says. Europe is always one of the most popular destinations for Kiwi travellers, with Croatia currently at the top of the list. Paula suggests island hopping on a small cruise ship around the Adriatic Sea with a stay in the ever-popular Dubrovnik. Italy is another highly favoured country to visit, and there is a range of itinerary ideas for travellers going there, including villa stays, cycling and walking tours, foodie tours or a Vespa tour around quaint Italian villages.

Canada is also a popular choice with HOT customers, with a train trip across the Rocky Mountains providing a way to enjoy the beautiful scenery in comfort. The trip is available from April until October. “There is also the opportunity to combine this with an Alaskan cruise, making for an even more exciting holiday,” Paula says. She and her team look forward to helping customers plan their 2018 holiday, so call in to their store at 40 Carmen Road, or book an appointment by phoning 344-3070.

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House of Travel Hornby are proud to announce winning ‘Best performing Small Outlet’ in New Zealand for 2015 and again in 2016. We want to thank all our wonderful customers for helping us in our achieving this prestigious award again for 2016.


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No. of years in travel: 21 years

No. of years in travel: 30 years

What you love about travel? I love the thrill of going somewhere new and experiencing it first-hand it touches all the senses. But equally the excitement of going back to your favourite beach is just as good. What are your favourite holiday destinations? South Africa is my favourite spot, but I also love Fiji & the US What do you always take on holiday? My husband, my phone, sunscreen and a good book Where on earth do you still want to go? Cruising in the Caribbean, Philippines, East Coast USA

What you love about travel? The excitement of travel – both for myself and for my clients. It gives me such a buzz. What are your favourite holiday destinations? The Pacific Islands, France, Italy & Japan What do you always take on holiday? Good walking shoes, sunscreen and my swimsuit Where on earth do you still want to go? Peru, Cuba, Botswana & Namibia to name only a few from ever evolving list!

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No. of years in travel: 6 years

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What you love about travel? 2 options – relax and chillout OR to be challenged by the culture, food and language What are your favourite holiday destinations? Snorkelling, cycling and food What do you always take on holiday? Sarong, phone and cash Where on earth do you still want to go? Tibet, Labrador/ Newfoundland and West Africa

What you love about travel? Experiencing the culture, uniqueness & wildlife of a destination What are your favourite holiday destinations? Rarotonga & Fiji - both relaxing with the opportunity to explore What do you always take on holiday? Go Pro/Camera, sunscreen & comfy walking shoes Where on earth do you still want to go? Japan, Morocco & Cambodia

What you love about travel? Meeting new people, experiencing different cultures, food, sights and memories that last a lifetime! What are your favourite holiday destinations? Cambodia, Vietnam, USA, China, Morocco, Aitutaki What do you always take on holiday? Lots of spare memory cards for the camera! Where on earth do you still want to go? Hawaii, South America, Cuba, Alaska, Maldives, Scandinavia.

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Scrabble Group Tuesday, 9.45am-noon Go along and play scrabble with the friendly weekly group. Exercise your brain and have fun. Gold coin donation. Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Ave Storytimes/Wā Kōrerō Tuesday, 10.30-11am Encourage learning through a love for stories. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, songs, rhymes and play. This is a free session. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Avonhead Exercise Classes Tuesday, 10.45-11.45am Designed for people living with long-term health conditions. Classes generally occur weekly except on public holidays and in school holiday periods. Please call 0800 663 463 to register. Avonhead Baptist Church, 104 Avonhead Rd GenConnect Wednesday, 1-1.45pm This class aims to connect generations by sharing knowledge. 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 Risingholme Orchestra Open Home Thursday, 9.45am-noon The rehearsal on this day is open to all players of an orchestral instrument who want to join the regular group of 55 enthusiasts as they prepare for the end of year concert. Bring your instrument and, if possible, a music stand. There is no cost for a fun morning. For further details, phone 348 2845 or email risingholme.orch@gmail.com. Top West Lounge, upstairs at the Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St Woolston Knit ‘n’ Yarn Thursday, 10am-noon Those who want to have a chat while they construct their favourite woollen creations can, with the weekly Knit ‘n’ Yarn meetings. From crochet to knitting or a craft of your choice, have fun with this social group. There are a variety of books to help inspire ideas for your next project or even to help a beginner. Everyone is welcome. Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd

FABULOUS 50S: On Wednesday, from 11am-12.30pm, Operatunity Daytime Concert series presents Fabulous 50s. Suzanne Lynch leads a troupe of singers and a band as they roll back the clock to an era when some of the greatest music was ever written. General admission is $34, which includes a light lunch of sandwiches, tea and coffee and chat with the artists. La Vida Conference & Community Centre, 34A Hansons Lane, Upper Riccarton.

Play Rummikub Thursday, 1-3pm Go along to Fendalton Library and play Rummikub, an exciting, interactive strategy game that will test your wits. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Musical Instrument Practice Slots Thursday, 3.30-7pm Book a time to go solo or have a silent practice with up to four bandmates. 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 and plug into the session mixer. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd

Hei Hei Broomfield Community Lunch Friday, noon onwards Come along for a free lunch, meet locals and get to know what’s going on in the area. The Hei Hei Broomfield Community Development Trust is putting on a monthly lunch for locals – the food is donated and volunteers will be preparing it. Hei Hei Broomfield Community Development Trust, 126 Hei Hei Rd Afternoon Euchre Friday, 1.15-3.30pm An enjoyable afternoon with old and new friends in the new upgraded clubrooms. For more information, call Noel Hopgood on 3228636. Entry fee is $3. Halswell Bowling Club, 301 Halswell Rd


Mahjong and Board Games Coffee Club Friday, 5.30-7.30pm This is the perfect chance to get out and enjoy a social evening of Mahjong and other board games. For all ages. Meet new people and try your hand at this fun four-person game of strategy and luck. Red Cafe, Upper Riccarton Library, 71 Main South Rd Children’s Indoor Market Saturday, noon-2pm Halswell Hub is hosting its first indoor market. The market is run by kids for kids. There will be plenty of bargains to be had with second-hand toys, books, clothes, art and crafts. There will also be a $2 sausage sizzle. Halswell Hub, 381 Halswell Rd, Halswell


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Maudes on Trade Me Dusting off the Elvis open 24 hours a day, track for a good cause seven days a week. Selling almost everything from antiques to sporting and household items, Maudes on Trade Me allows customers to shop online in the comfort of their own home and raise money for the Nurse Maude Hospice at the same time. At any one time, Maudes has around 250 items up for auction, and almost every one of them starts at just $1 reserve with rare and collectable pieces soon reaching their optimum price. While the Nurse Maude Hospice shops sell fashion clothing and accessories Maudes on Trade Me sells almost everything else and buyers can come from anywhere in the country. With more than 200 items a week being listed, Maudes on Trade Me is very dependent on a steady stream of donated goods. “Please dive into your cupboards and garage for that unused sports equipment, jewellery, china, glass, silverware, furniture, whiteware - in fact pretty much anything in good saleable condition,” says Sue




By Emily O’Connell ELVIS WILL be in Hornby on Saturday to raise funds for poliomyelitis. The Rotary Club of Avonhead is putting on Another Great Variety Tribute Show to raise money for people suffering from poliomyelitis – a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease. Organiser Graeme Wallis said the money raised from the show will go to PolioPlus, an initiative started by Rotary International. PolioPlus is helping immunise people in the hope of ending poliomyelitis worldwide. “It exists in five countries at the moment – Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Syria – which spells out the word PAINS. It is diminishing rapidly but Rotary International have got some huge support, which means if we raise $5000 they will double it,” Mr Wallis said. The show will have music from Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond and John Rowles as well as dancing. Mr Wallis said the show is special because of how much support the community has given. He said this year was the first time the Rotary Club of Avonhead offered the musicians some money for their talents. “We made the decision that each player would get $100. Anyway, when I went up to them, immediately three of them said ‘oh no it’s alright, I don’t want anything,’”

Bramwell, GM Marketing at Nurse Maude, “and we can turn it into the funds needed to provide hospice palliative care and support free of charge to patients and their families in the Nurse Maude Hospice.” If you need larger items or household lots collected then email trademe.volunteers@ nursemaude.org.nz or call them on 375 4643 to arrange pick up. Smaller items may be dropped off at any of the Nurse Maude Hospice shops around town seven days a week. “It’s a perfect way to support the Nurse Maude Hospice while giving your home its annual spring clean,” says Sue.


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BAND: The Viscounts Band members Neville Wilkins (trumpet), John Wilson (drums). Graeme Wallis (bass), Dave Petrie (keyboards), Chrissi Williams (vocals) and Ray Harris (guitar) will perform at Another Great Variety Tribute Show. Mr Wallis said. “I think the arts are incredibly important. There are a lot of people involved in the community in music. Sometimes they don’t get the recognition they should because they deserve better audiences,” Mr Wallis said. •Another Great Variety Tribute Show will be performed on Saturday at the Hornby Working Men’s Club. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at the Hornby Working Men’s Club office or by calling 322 8061 or 0274 342 390. Door sales are also available on the night.


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highlights Football Boys 1st XI We participated in the Rex Dawkins Cup in Palmerston North, as part of the National Secondary Schools Boys Football Tournament. The boys went through their pool play

unbeaten. They beat Timaru Boys in the quarter final 6-0, they went on to beat Rosehill College 2-1 in the semi-final and in the final triumphed over Hutt Valley High School 3-1.

Back row: (left to right) Matthew Rogers, Mustafa Rafyee, Haris Zeb, Yuuta Uenosono, Daniel Oakman, Isaac Garner, Christian Firth, Aaron Zhang, Naweed Ahmadi. Front row: (left to right) Andre Didierjean, Luke Aldridge, Musse Tegegene, Byron Heath, Milan Clarke, Jamie Palmer, Farhad Ahmadi

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Congratulations to all those who participated in Burnside High School’s 2017 ‘Shave For a Cure’. On Friday the 25th of August, a brave group of 20 students shaved their hair to raise funds as well as awareness for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. This organisation ensures all individuals and families who are sadly faced with Leukaemia & Blood Cancer are well supported. The

shave took place at lunchtime creating a supportive atmosphere with many students helping out. Large support from Burnside High School’s community saw the team raise over $5,900! A huge thanks goes to Hames Hairdressing, Gray Ryburn, Jess Cliffe and all the helpers for allowing this event to be a success! Burnside High School is looking forward to ‘Shave For a Cure’ 2018!

Table Tennis Both our Boys and Girls Table Tennis teams competed this year in the NZ Secondary Schools Championships held in Palmerston North. The Boys won the Open A grade, beating Auckland Grammar in the final. The Girls won the Girls grade, beating Macleans

College in the final. This is the first time our Table Tennis teams have attended the National tournament, and possibly the first time in the history of this tournament that one school has taken out both titles.

Back row: (left to right) Dan Jefferies, Avon Liu, Soo Jin Han, Jiayi Zhou, Alex Zhou Front row: (left to right) Samuel Li, Sang-Yong Park

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Melanoma Deadlier Than Road Fatalities Summer is around the corner, and it brings with it the temptation for some to “pre-tan” using artificial UV tanning equipment; but is it really worth the risk?


ore people die from melanoma each year than are killed annually in road crashes. This statistic was part of a comprehensive submission made to parliament’s Health Select Committee which is considering outlawing sunbeds for people under the age of 18 years. The submission was made by Accuro Health Insurance, established in the 1970s as a private insurer for the public health sector. Today it trades as a private health insurer with a widespread, general membership. Accuro, in supporting the submission made by the New Zealand Dermatological Society, pointed to a New Zealand Cancer Society figure of 324 deaths from melanoma in 2010. According to the NZ Road Transport Agency there were 253 road deaths for the 12 months to February 2014 and 303 for the 12 months to February 2015. In highlighting the figure, CEO Geoff Annals emphasised the serious nature of the disease and his submission drew the committee’s attention to the financial, social and personal costs of skin cancer. He quoted Cancer Society figures which report that New Zealand, along with


Australia, has amongst the highest melanoma rates in the world. In 2010 melanoma was the fourth most common cancer with 2,341 registered cases and the sixth most common cause of death from cancer. The Cancer Society further reports that skin cancer currently costs this country about $123 million annually. Geoff Annals says research by the Centre for Disease Control showed the introduction of seat belts reduced serious crash related injuries and deaths by about half and banning artificial UV tanning services is warranted on the same public health grounds as the compulsory seat belt legislation. While Accuro’s submission related to a ban for people under 18 years, it supports the introduction of a total ban on commercial artificial UV tanning. “As a health insurer grounded in the public health sector, we are strongly committed to supporting the effectiveness of publicly funded health services and better health outcomes for all New Zealanders,” Geoff Annals says. A leading New Zealand dermatologist, Dr Louise Reiche, who also made submissions to the Health Select Committee, says she’s

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School Run to some private schools ex Selwyn/Halswell area

If you have been cash settled for repairs you will have been well underpaid.

Enjoy outdoor living all year round

15 months


Normal lendin


g criteria apply

• House, deck, carport & window canopy etc • Warm & dry in winter • UV protection for summer • Customised & Tailored • Café curtains fitted Grant Stewart • 5 year warranty Chris Thorndycroft

• Commercial Carpet Cleaning • Residential Carpet Cleaning • Upholstery Cleaning • Stain & Odor Removal • Tile & Grout Cleaning

NEED HELP WITH YOUR CARPET CLEAN? Simply give us a call on 021 035 8989

Ph 0508 272 446 | www.archgola.co.nz

We will get the job done in a professional way.

pc & phone repairs



Travlon Travlon Coachlines Coachlines

“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: spouting info@travlon.co.nz Charter & Tour”

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

Terms and conditions apply

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

109 Matipo St | 0800 222 691

NEED A FRIDGE • WASHER TV • FURNITURE ? Call Mr Rental - 0800 111 313 Visit www.mrrental.co.nz 123 Blenheim Road, Riccarton Open Monday to Friday

We will re-scope your property

This also applies to remedial work to be carried out under the earthquake repair program.

All the properties we have rescoped 100% have been underpaid some by as much as up to $40,000. EQC have agreed to pay out any shortfall in all cases. You can only gain by re-scoping.

Enquire now phone 021 667 444


tintawindow advanced film solutions

99% uv block privacy films fade protection frosting designs heat control non-darkening films block reduce glare Workmanship Guaranteed 25 Years Experience Lifetime Warranties on Most Films


Free Quotes Canterbury and Districts www.superiorspouting.co.nz Ph. Jem 0277 515 250 0800 751 525

03 365 3653

0800 368 468


Tuesday September 26 2017

Classifieds Trades & Services

GLAZING Stephen Thom Glazing 2012 Ltd. • Mirrors • Pet Door Specialists • Splashbacks THE CAT DOOR MAN ALL BROKEN WINDOWS

Phone Cushla or Darren Twist 03 352 6225 or 027 352 6225


Trades & Services

Are you moving house or trying to downsize?

Ride on mowing Spring is here, let me do the work for you, free up your time and get a quality mow on your lawn. I use top of the range Walker and Honda mowers plus Sthil and Husqvana equipment. FREE QUOTES 1ST CUT HALF PRICE


CLEARING Call All Clear Canterbury. We work with you to recycle, sell and dispose of unwanted items.

Ph: 03 260 0934 or 021 078 4553

raewynlcooke@gmail.com www.allclearcanterbury.co.nz

DO iT OncE

Do it right Driveways Paths & patios Concrete or asphalt Earthquake repairs



All work guArAnteed Brad 021 716 942 www.gardencitydriveways.co.nz


Michael Gale

Plumbing Ltd PROMPT SERVICE 8790441AA

Ph or txt Patrick on

021 084 52952

For all Plumbing • Roofing/ spouting • Maintenance • Installations Small work no problem

Ph 364 7080 (24 hour) Mob 027 438 3943


Lawns, Gardens & Home Cleaning

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

Ph: 377-5814 For all your property and cleaning requirements Trained, insured & security screened owner/operators Multi-award winning systems & Franchises Franchises Available www.fviphomeservices.co.nz

BRICKLAYER George Lockyer. Over 35 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork and stonework a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684 4046, email georgelockyer@xtra.co.nz BRICK & BLOCK LAYING all restoration work and new work plus foundations, ph 342 9340 or 021 853 033 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 ************** CARPET & VINYL LAYING Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching, Email jflattery@xtra.co.nz, ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416 CARPENTER HANDYMAN Small Job Specialists, Carpentry, Repairs, Decking & Maintenance, 40 years experience, no job too small, Ph Warren 03 3221103 or 027 697-8541 ELECTRICIAN REGISTERED for all electrical installations & repairs Ph 03 322 4209 or 021 026 73375 FENCE PAINTING Staining Quality at a reasonable price. Free quotes. Phone Warren today on 980-1676 or 027 2014713


Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Contact us today

Phone our local team 03 379 1100

Trades & Services

Health & Beauty

Situations Vacant

PAINTER AVAILABLE All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265



PAINTER Quality work, I stand by Canterbury Ph Wayne 03 385-4348 or 027 274 3541

Senior Citizens Foot Care

PAINTERS Serendipity Decorators. Wallpaperer/Painter avail for your next project.Call Kim 027 891 0911

Treating hard thick nails, calluses and corns finishing with a foot massage

PLASTERER Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 ROOFING REPAIRS Fully Qualified, Over 40 Yrs experience, Ph John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug.co.nz 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 TILING SPLASHBACKS Kitchen/bathroom/ laundry, incl mosaics, ph 027 334 4125 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 WINDOW CLEANING Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 344-2170

25 Conway Street, Spreydon

Price $30 Allow 45 mins Home Visits available by appointment Therapist – Amanda (30 years experience)

Ph. 942-6036 for an appointment HOURS ARE FLEXIBLE Situations Vacant

Computers ALL YOUR COMPUTER WORRIES SOLVED! *$30.00 off your first service with this coupon!* No problem too big or small from home PC’s to business networks. PC slow? An end to Viruses, Spyware, and Clogged Systems. Safe secure hassle-free computing. Lost files recovered. Microsoft Certified, MCSE, MCP+l. 30 years experience. Call Andrew Buxton this week on 3266740 or 027 435-7596 for $30.00 off* Custom Computers Christchurch

OperatOrs / technicians Hamilton, Tauranga, Taupo, Tokoroa, Christchurch & Gore

Multiple General Labour Vacancies Contract Resources is looking for multiple casual technicians/operators to join its Central North Island and South Island teams. Due to continuing growth we require motivated individuals to fill casual roles undertaking high pressure water blasting & vacuum loading operations with opportunity to learn more specialised roles. The successful applicants would ideally meet the following criteria: • Previous industrial services experience an advantage but not essential • Class 2 drivers licence with practical driving experience an advantage • Physically fit, drug free and able to pass pre-employment drug & medical test • Able to work varied hours each week • Legally entitled to work in New Zealand • Knowledge and enthusiasm to work within strict health & safety systems to ensure worker safety


Full-time or part-time The new JUST CUTS salon at THE HUB HORNBY need experienced stylists to join them. Excellent pay and conditions. Flexibility. If you are a team player and want to be part of a new, exciting, dynamic and friendly team, Phone Angela on 022 321 8636 Tuition

Ballet Tuition Classes for juniors to seniors or individual private lessons Preparation for examinations

Ph 027 282 5700

Joan Adams (A.R.A.D) Associate Royal Academy of Dance, Solo Seal


Holiday Accommodation


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


Weka Pass Railway Waipara, North Canterbury

We are RUNNING SUNDAY 1st October Running 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month Phone 0800wekapass Depart Glenmark Station 11.30am & 2.00pm


• Flexibility to work out of town if requested In return Contract Resources will give on the job training to upskill the successful applicants in areas required and additional formal training to achieve NZQA unit standards. north island Tim Smith

christchurch Hamish Sheppard

gore Brian Gutsell

021 940 180 tsmith@ contractresources.com

021 809 625 hsheppard@ contractresources.com

021 222 8273 bgutsell@ contractresources.com

Region Manager


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

Storage SEEKING: Secure storage (approximately single garage size) in the Avonhead area. Please phone Marg on 0274 339 192


News Room Leader Star Media is seeking a senior journalist to join its award winning news room and play a major role in leading its stable of community newspapers. The successful applicant will need to be passionate about local news, have a great knowledge of Christchurch and Canterbury and the people who make its communities tick, and have a friendly, approachable personality that will build great networks. Daily newspaper or national weekly experience would be a major advantage.

Board BOARD OFFERED. Hornby in sleepout for mature working male, good cooked meals, $230 pw. Ph 021 2630745

setting new standards

The role includes writing and planning. The applicant will need to have experience in production, an eye for good layout and be a skilful headline writer.

Send your CV to: Editor in Chief Barry Clarke barry@starmedia.kiwi

The successful applicant will report to the editor in chief and be part of a planning team for Star Media’s newspapers and website www.star.kiwi


Wanted To Buy

MCCOMBIE, Jack: 23.7.1923 - 24.9.1987 30 years since you left us Dad. Gone so suddenly, your cheeky smile, great sense of humour and kind, generous nature will always be missed. We never had a chance to say goodbye, but you’ll always be in our hearts, and never forgotton. Love from your children, Barbara, Helen, Brian, Peter, Kate, and Richard, and grand children Jamie, William, Dan, Jack, Robert, and Charlie. Rest easy Dad, especially as you have Mum to keep you company.

AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph Paul 022 0891 671 TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045 AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156


What’s On


To advertise, contact

Jo Fuller 027 458 8590


THE sensational Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox returns to the Isaac eatre Royal this Sunday! Furnishing a vintage twist on modern pop songs, the New York based collective is back in NZ by popular demand following two successful tours over the last two years. Created by Scott Bradlee, the rotating collective of Postmodern Jukebox has spent the past few years amassing more than 600 million YouTube views and 2+ million subscribers, performed on “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes and Billboard charts and played hundreds of shows to packedhouse crowds around the world. As NPR put it, they've done this by “taking current Top 40 hits and re-imagining them as coming from older eras of popular music.” The mastermind behind the group, Scott Bradlee has turned Postmodern Jukebox into a juggernaut by building an incredible grassroots movement around the act. He continues to pick the songs, create the arrangements and shows, and puts together the performers - which includes some notable names alongside phenomenal "undiscovered" talent. e group releases a new video every week, each one shot


Check out our extensive breakfast menu from Continental to Cooked

We are open from 6.30am

Seniors SPECIAL Two courses Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

in the casual environment where he can oen be seen playing piano in the background. Postmodern Jukebox is certainly a rebuke to the contention that 'they don't make 'em like they used to' - and there's something truly special about witnessing their musical magic live. To echo Bradlee's own invitation: “Dust off the turntable, fix yourself a stiff drink, and get comfy. Welcome to the world of Postmodern Jukebox.” Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox performs at the Isaac eatre Royal this Sunday night. Tickets on sale at Ticketek. www.postmodernjukeboxcom









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



Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

PIERVIEW Restaurant

Quality a la carte with a view!


Sunday 29th October


202 Marine Parade ● Ph 388-9416 Members, guests and affiliates welcome


Kid’s 2 course $ special



Members Lucky Card Draw


& Motorlodge




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






7.35PM SATURDAY : Ranfurly Shield Challenge

Special available lunch only Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm

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


STAR MEDIA has three double passes to giveaway to this Sunday’s PMJ performance at the Isaac eatre Royal. To go in the ticket draw, email your name and contact daytime phone number to jo.fuller@starmedia.kiwi, along with the answer to: Who is the mastermind behind PMJ? Entries close Noon ursday 28 September 2017. Winners will be noti ed.



Cooked Breakfasts


HoScho lid ol ay s

‘Famous for their roasts!’



Tuesday September 26 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi



All proceeds (after costs) to Polio Plus organised by the Rotary Club of Avonhead Starring local artists: KEVIN KEARNS; BRIAN SKINNER; TONY GREGORY-HUNT; BARRY CROFT; GEORGE TANNER; CHRISSI WILLIAMS; RAY HARRIS; NEVILLE WILKINS & THE VISCOUNTS; and THE PISTONS





DINNER Friday Saturday Sunday BUFFET LUNCH Every Sunday 12pm - 2pm







Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days

Bookings Essential

PH 386 0088

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











Offer available for a limited time and includes tea, hot chocolate

Live Music: Rhonda Campbell duo 6PM.FRI.29 SEPT

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




A Little Spring Jazz


OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER Gluten Free & Vegetarian options

The Hornby Club | ph 03 349 9026 17 Carmen Rd | Hornby www.hornbywmc.co.nz Members, guests & affiliates welcome

Cashmere Club | 50 Colombo St | Ph 03 332 0092 www.cashmere club.co.nz


Tuesday September 26 2017

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi


Our lowest advertised prices ever on New Zealand’s premium pocket spring beds.

HURRY STOCKS ARE LIMITED 2 Great Christchurch Locations BEDS R US HORNBY 40 Carmen Rd Hornby

Ph: 03 595 2360


166 Moorhouse Ave (Next To Noel Leeming)

Ph: 03 379 5110


www.expos.co.nz 06 354 0498

Grab your girlfriends, mum or daughters and come have a great day out! • Over 200 Companies Involved • Everything from wine and food to shopping, fashion, business, beauty & lots more • Moisture Mist and Za Makeup Lounge • Style Mystic Hair Lounge • Sparklewhite Beauty Lounge • Goodie Bags • Taste Zone • Artisan Craft Zone • Southern Reflexology Relaxation Lounge

You deserve a girl’s day out.

Join us at one of Christchurch’s largest events If you’ve been searching for the perfect occasion for you and your friends to get together, then here it is. The annual Women’s Lifestyle Expo is back in Christchurch once more with their biggest Expo yet.

Variety of companies involved – something for everybody With over 200 sites to browse, unique businesses to discover, shopping, bargains and laughter, the Expo is the ultimate day out for every woman and all ages. One of the appeals the Expo has to visitors is the variety of companies involved with everything from bamboo tooth brushes to gourmet vodka. Renee Murray from NZME Events, organiser of the Expo says “Our aim is to have as wide of a range of companies involved with the Expo as possible.

Women are all different and their individual interests are so diverse. One woman may love the latest in makeup or is looking for childcare options but the woman beside her may be more interested in sampling handmade cheese or discovering travel and cultural experiences. It’s great on the weekend to see all the various women visit the show, from teenagers to business women, mothers to grandmothers and friends simply enjoying each other’s company. It’s becoming more common for us to see three

generations visit the Expo together as well, with the daughter, mother and grandmother all enjoying the show and spending the day with each other.” Featuring lots of new companies and everything from fashion and accessories

to travel, giftware, fantastic food and wine, crafts, unique businesses, beauty, eco-friendly products, education, community groups and so much more – what interests the modern woman will be at the Expo.

Take time for yourself; Have a Mother–Daughter day out or grab the girlfriends and head to the Women’s Lifestyle Expo on this 30th September & 1st October at Horncastle Arena. Door Sales only $10.

Be Pampered at the Expo This year the Expo will feature several pamper lounges where visitors can stop and spoil themselves with everything from eyelash extensions to a relaxing foot massage. The Style Mystic Hair Lounge will be a popular destination for Expo visitors – take a seat and let the team spoil you with a new style, haircare advice or an eyelash treatment. The Southern Reflexology Group will have a large Reflexology & Relaxation Lounge

for visitors to put their feet up, have a mini treatment on site and experience the healing properties of reflexology. Sparklewhite Teeth will be offering teeth whitening treatments and beauty therapy sessions onsite. Your Expo experience won’t be complete until you visit the Moisture Mist Makeup Lounge where not only will you find these Shiseido brands at great prices, but the team onsite will be offering makeovers to Expo visitors. Find out the best colours and products to suit your own individual needs and leave the Expo feeling like a new woman!

How can we help? Our experienced consultants are passionate and committed to assisting vendors and buyers in neighbourhoods across Canterbury. We have the knowledge, expertise, and the energy to achieve top results and to assist our clients in moving forward with any real estate matters. • • • •

Property matching Career options Community assistance Selling, buying, renting

Call us first for expert advice! New Brighton PH 382 0043 133 Brighton Mall New Brighton

Grab a Goodie Bag Bargain

A variety of cosmetic & skincare products, scarf, plus more...

Only available for purchase at the Women’s Lifestyle Expo, these goodie Bags are perfect for expo visitors who love a bargain. They are a mystery bag including a scarf, mascara and variety of skincare and cosmetic products and more. Priced at only $20, these bags are sure to be a hit with Expo visitors and are strictly available only while stocks last.

No more cover ups

Clinically shown to soothe, clear and fortify eczema and acne prone skin. Atopis restores your skin’s natural beauty. Scientifically formulated to provide soothing relief for inflamed irritated skin. It provides intense hydration with a powerful blend of probiotics, peptides, lipids and antioxidants, for calm protected healthy skin. visit www.atopis.com

For more details please see www.expos.co.nz or to keep in touch with all the Expo news & competitions join the Expo’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/WomensLifestyleExpo.

Easy professional

airbrushed look in seconds JUST RELEASED IN NEW ZEALAND


Have you ever wanted whiter teeth but couldn’t afford it?

Well now you can! Normally to get your teeth whitened with LED light you could pay $800-$1200

But not now!

Speci$al We’ve got you covered with 7 different shades!

All-Natural, All safe scientific skincare Healing creams, clinically Trialled And rigorously Tested To restore Your skin’s Normal Function And enhances Your skin’s Beauty

The Women’s Lifestyle Expo, on at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, this 30th September & 1st October. Door Sales only $10.

See us a Women’s lifestyle Christchurch ‘17 for your chance to win your own NV Airbrush Foundation valued at $95

021 343 687 | www.jkmarketingwith.jeunesseglobal.com


Plus receive a free gift

Ph 339 7374 www.sparklewhite.co.nz

Be Pampered at the Expo This year the Expo will feature several pamper lounges where visitors can stop and spoil themselves with everything from eyelash extensions to a relaxing foot massage. The Style Mystic Hair Lounge will be a popular destination for Expo visitors – take a seat and let the team spoil you with a new style, haircare advice or an eyelash treatment. The Southern Reflexology Group will have a large Reflexology & Relaxation Lounge

for visitors to put their feet up, have a mini treatment on site and experience the healing properties of reflexology. Sparklewhite Teeth will be offering teeth whitening treatments and beauty therapy sessions onsite. Your Expo experience won’t be complete until you visit the Moisture Mist Makeup Lounge where not only will you find these Shiseido brands at great prices, but the team onsite will be offering makeovers to Expo visitors. Find out the best colours and products to suit your own individual needs and leave the Expo feeling like a new woman!

How can we help? Our experienced consultants are passionate and committed to assisting vendors and buyers in neighbourhoods across Canterbury. We have the knowledge, expertise, and the energy to achieve top results and to assist our clients in moving forward with any real estate matters. • • • •

Property matching Career options Community assistance Selling, buying, renting

Call us first for expert advice! New Brighton PH 382 0043 133 Brighton Mall New Brighton

Grab a Goodie Bag Bargain

A variety of cosmetic & skincare products, scarf, plus more...

Only available for purchase at the Women’s Lifestyle Expo, these goodie Bags are perfect for expo visitors who love a bargain. They are a mystery bag including a scarf, mascara and variety of skincare and cosmetic products and more. Priced at only $20, these bags are sure to be a hit with Expo visitors and are strictly available only while stocks last.

No more cover ups

Clinically shown to soothe, clear and fortify eczema and acne prone skin. Atopis restores your skin’s natural beauty. Scientifically formulated to provide soothing relief for inflamed irritated skin. It provides intense hydration with a powerful blend of probiotics, peptides, lipids and antioxidants, for calm protected healthy skin. visit www.atopis.com

For more details please see www.expos.co.nz or to keep in touch with all the Expo news & competitions join the Expo’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/WomensLifestyleExpo.

Easy professional

airbrushed look in seconds JUST RELEASED IN NEW ZEALAND


Have you ever wanted whiter teeth but couldn’t afford it?

Well now you can! Normally to get your teeth whitened with LED light you could pay $800-$1200

But not now!

Speci$al We’ve got you covered with 7 different shades!

All-Natural, All safe scientific skincare Healing creams, clinically Trialled And rigorously Tested To restore Your skin’s Normal Function And enhances Your skin’s Beauty

The Women’s Lifestyle Expo, on at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, this 30th September & 1st October. Door Sales only $10.

See us a Women’s lifestyle Christchurch ‘17 for your chance to win your own NV Airbrush Foundation valued at $95

021 343 687 | www.jkmarketingwith.jeunesseglobal.com


Plus receive a free gift

Ph 339 7374 www.sparklewhite.co.nz

Enjoy unique shopping to be found at Women’s Expo With over 200 companies involved, it will be one of the largest events held in the region and organisers expect many thousand women to visit the Expo over the two days. Renee Murray from Expo Organisers, NZME Events says “We will be bringing a fabulous experience to the women of Canterbury for one weekend. Don’t miss this opportunity to see so many wonderful companies and do lots of shopping under the one roof. Aside from having the best of local companies exhibiting at the Expo we have a large number of national companies who will travel to Christchurch from all around New Zealand especially to show local women their products. This is a great chance for women to stop, relax and spoil themselves for one weekend”.

Brandhouse site at the show to sample from their fabulous range and take home what you love. A new exhibitor to the show is The Lip Lounge, a new Christchurch based business that can help you customize your own lipstick in your favourite shade. You can even bring in your favourite lipstick that may have been deleted or you want to replicate and you can watch the girls at The Lip Lounge mix and create your perfect shade right in front of you. A popular section of the show is the large Artisan Craft Zone. With some favourite companies appearing

Brandhouse will return to the Expo again with their range of champagne, vodka, port and wines. Popular last year was the Royal Dragon’s elite flavour vodka collection with some flavours selling out. Introducing the most tantalizing and unique flavoured vodka collection of its time, flavours include Watermelon, Green Apple, Passion Fruit, Chocolate and Lychee… a great vodka collection to enjoy neat, on the rocks or in your favourite cocktail! Visit the large

every year and new companies featuring, it’s the perfect spot to find original crafts and creations. Crafter Alexander will travel to the show all the way from Marton in the North Island to showcase his range of handcrafted wooden kitchen planters. These have sold out at the past two Expos so Alex is looking forward to seeing the feedback from Christchurch visitors. Make sure you stop by the Artisan Craft Zone at the show and meet some talented small businesses.

The Women’s Lifestyle Expo, on at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, this 30th September & 1st October. Door Sales only $10.

For more details please see www.expos.co.nz or to keep in touch with all the Expo news & competitions join the Expo’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/WomensLifestyleExpo.