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Wandering dogs maul pet rabbits From page 1 “To have to explain that to your daughters. Death is part of life but to have it like that is just horrible.” Isabella was given September for her birthday last year, and Nina had Milky Way less than a week. Their home is down a long driveway, and although the property was fenced, there is no gate. “To actually rip into the cage, I don’t think that is natural behaviour.” Ms Gustafsson did not get a good look at the two dogs, but said they were larger, and one had a fluffy looking tail. They ran down Millar St towards Longfellow St. She kept wishing they had come home five minutes earlier, but the first thing the girls would have done was run to see the rabbits. “Don’t even want to think about what could have happened if the girls had been outside with the rabbits in their arms.” She reported it to the city council and posted it on a Facebook page which generated a number of comments from people who had seen two dogs running around Beckenham. A city council spokeswoman said one complaint had been made about two dogs together in the past two months but no reference to particular breeds

BELOVED: Isabella (left) and Nina with their pet rabbits September and Milky Way.

was given. She said the city council received Ms Gustafsson’s complaint on Tuesday night and an animal management officer patrolled the area but did not observe the dogs out on the street. “Council staff are awaiting a statement from the complainant to consider what action can be taken.” Ms Gustafsson said it is a good reminder for people to close their gates, or keep their dogs under control to stop it from happening to anyone else. She would like the dog owners to come forward to apologise or make some sort of gesture, and keep their dogs under control in the future. “If that was my dog that had done that I would be devastated. “I don’t want it to happen to anyone else.” She said they would not be looking at getting anymore pets any time soon. “One day we will get other pets but not for a long time, but it’s never going to be the same.”

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Bid to make hill road safer BY BRIDGET RUTHERFORD Cyclists have won the first battle in a bid to make Dyers Pass Rd safer. Spokes Canterbury member Steve Muir spoke before the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board on Friday about the safety concerns for cyclists on the troublesome road. He said cyclists are sick of dicing with death on Dyers Pass Rd because of impatient drivers overtaking on blind corners. As a result, the community board has ordered city council staff to look into reducing the speed limit and putting in yellow lines to stop vehicles overtaking on blind corners. Community board chairman Paul McMahon said the board had been concerned about cyclist safety on the road for a while and was glad it was being addressed. “We know that lots of cyclists use it but it’s not particularly safe,” he said. “Everyone should be safe on the road.” The move comes after a cyclist Alex Mann was given a ticket for blocking traffic on Dyers Pass Rd near Victoria Park in October last year. He was cycling home to Cass Bay when a van tried to pass him on a blind corner. He had moved into the centre of the left lane because the blind corner was too narrow to move to the far left.

Road closure He protested against the ticket but police stood by the issuing officer’s decision. Mr Muir said changes to the road were needed urgently before there was a death. He no longer cycles on the road because it is too dangerous. “I used to bike it a lot but I’ve had so many bad experiences,” he said. Mr Muir also asked the com-

munity board to look at whether the road rules are clear on whether cyclists should remain on the left side of the road, or move into the centre of the left lane when going around a blind corner. Mr Muir said this was a grey area and confusing for cyclists and hopes to have this addressed as well. “It’s about trying to clarify that grey area.”

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Teaching Mandarin: Preparing young PASSIONATE: Annelise Borger started her schooling at Middleton Grange and now works there as a Chinese Mandarin teacher.

Annelise Borger is on a mission to teach Mandarin Chinese to students. Next year she will begin teaching it at Hillview Christian School and hopes to inspire other teachers to do the same. Reporter Andrew King talks with her

How long have you been teaching? This is my third year teaching Chinese (Mandarin) at Middleton Grange. This is my second year full time. The first year was just four hours a week. Where did you study? I did my Bachelor of Arts majoring in Chinese at Canterbury University. I then did my Graduate Diploma of teaching at Victoria, I didn’t go to Wellington for that I did it all online. What is your background with the Chinese language? Hmm, good question. I never learnt Chinese at school but had a lot of friends from Japan and Korea, so I knew that I worked well with international students. My sister encouraged me to do it mainly because she was living in

China at the time. She was teaching English over there. I soon realised that more Kiwis need to learn this language. Did you want to be a teacher when you were young? When I was young I said I didn’t want to become a teacher, but my mum is a teacher, so is my brother and my sister is too, I guess it is in the blood. So basically your whole family are teachers, what does your dad do? [Laughing] He is an engineer, not a teacher. So if you didn’t want to be a teacher what changed your mind? The increasing number in Chinese-speaking people in New Zealand means that for Kiwis, once they learn it, they can actually use it here, they don’t have to go overseas to use it. It’s really important for Kiwis to know there are so many opportunities on our back doorstep. It is a real language of the future and that made me want to teach it to people. What is your best memory from school? It wasn’t the academic side, even though I was pretty good at that. For me, it was all the extra stuff we used to do. I was always working with overseas students. The extracurricular activities were great too. I enjoyed the academic stuff but not as much as the sport, music and art stuff. Were there many Chinese-

speaking kids when you were at school? I went to Middleton Grange, now I teach there, I loved it so much that I came back. We have an international college that had around 200 odd students before the earthquakes. It dropped down to about 100, but now it is coming back up which is great. What was it like learning a different language? I had only learnt French briefly up until year 10 I think. I thought I would be able to be fluent a lot quicker, but it’s really cool, getting your head around the characters and symbols. I learnt Spanish at uni as well but I find Chinese easier. I kept thinking about Spanish words as Chinese words so it all got pretty confusing there for a while. Were you born in Christchurch? Born in Auckland, moved to Australia for a couple of years then settled in Christchurch. What was it like growing up with your siblings? Because I was the youngest I was often left out by the others, I did a lot of playing by myself. Now we hang out a lot and get on, age doesn’t matter anymore. What was the last thing you all did together? We all go to the same church every weekend. We went to Castle Hill about a month ago for a weekend and caught up, went walking, hung out. It was good.


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IN CLASS: Annelise Borger catches the attention of her class with Chinese characters. Next year she will have four different classes to teach.

Why work for Christian schools, are you religious? Yes, I’m a Christian. That’s why I wanted to work for Middleton. It has an awesome supportive environment. You get to teach what you believe and not what is just in your head but in your heart as well. How does that come into your teaching style? Here at Middleton we have a big focus on making people feel welcome, we don’t want to leave anyone out. By learning about different cultures we can make everyone feel more included. Some Chinese characters can point back to biblical times which give it a special little link for us. We want to tell other Christians the ‘good news’ so it is another way we can


on the right track, teaching them proper Chinese. Are you married? Yeah, I got married at the end of 2013. My older sister in her early 30s got married in September that year, then it was me in December, then my brother in January. All three of you got married in a five-month period, were they all in Christchurch? They were all in Christchurch. I think our guests had to pick and chose which one they went to (laughing). Do you have any children of your own? I don’t have any kids myself – not while teaching. The principal said I can’t have any while I am teaching as well (laughing). Where do you see it taking you?

share the gospel with them. Do the students respond well to that? Yes they do so we can make that instant connection. Share your cultures together so we can acknowledge that, making a bridge between the two cultures. The programme will have you moving around four schools, that will be difficult won’t it? I guess it will be. I am the only one that can do it at the moment. I don’t know many other people like me. I will be trying to train people up as I go. The other schools are only starting with an hour or two each week so it will be hard at the start. At the moment I have an assistant, he helps me out a lot. He makes sure I am

I hope to build the programmes here at Middleton Grange through years 7-13. It is currently only for years 7-9 at the moment, but I hope to have that going by 2019. The other schools – Hillview Christian and Aidanfield Christian Schools will start next year and go from years 7-10 then hopefully they feed into Middleton Grange. Also I would like to take the years 11, 12 and 13 over to China for a class trip. Hopefully you can find another person in that class to help you teach Chinese to future students. Yeah, that would be great. I would love to be the inspiration that gets another teacher in Chinese – we need more of them in New Zealand.

A disused children’s library in Hoon Hay could be reopened to help boost venue options for community groups. The Hoon Hay Children’s Library building has been vacant since December when it closed after 48 years in operation. Membership and use of the library had been declining over the years, and the number of volunteers actively involved with the library had also reduced. The Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board has asked city council staff to make the Hoon Hay Rd premises available to community groups while the city council decides what to do with it. Board chairman Paul McMahon said there were a lot of community groups that could use the site. “Space of that size is in heavy demand. There’s a real buzz about it.”

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Monday August 24 2015

Call to slow Rose St traffic BY BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

Cashmere residents want the speed dropped on a busy road to make it safer for the elderly and school children. Lower Cashmere Residents’ Association say Rose St is busier post-earthquake due to a population shift to the south-west of the city. With two elderly care facilities, a high school and a pre-school in close proximity, the association want the speed dropped to 30km/h, said secretary Sue Bye. Cars parked along Rose St often blocked the view of traffic turning onto the street, and yellow lines could be installed to prevent this from happening, she said. The Rose St and Hoon Hay Rd intersection had a similar situation, she said. No parking restrictions should be extended down the road, she said. “We are pragmatic about the present situation but we would also like to know what the options could be for the next five, 10, 15 years. This would signal to the community that Rose St is on a schedule for review somewhere,” she said. The Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board in response to the associations concerns has asked city council staff to investigation options. The grassy berms at the Barrington St end of the road were often muddy in the winter from people parking on them and the association would like them paved. Chairman Paul McMahon said it was an important issue to deal with. “It’s something we would like to resolve,” he said.

SOUTHERN VIEW EDUCATIONAL: Hillmorton High School student Tama Thompson hones his engineering skills when Futureintech sent three ambassadors to help teach the students about engineering. They had to learn about many circuit board components, and the skills necessary for assembling a board such as soldering, and computer programming skills. They then had to solder the components to assemble the board, then programme it to make the lights flash and play music. The students learned about some of the varied career opportunities they could have with the sciences, such as electrical engineering and software engineering.

Busy intersection to be investigated for safety BY BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

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Petition for PostShop gets 240 signatures BY BRIDGET RUTHERFORD STILL TALKING: The Linwood Keas Rugby League Club is still negotiating with insurers over its old clubrooms on Olliviers Rd.

Insurance negotiations delay new Keas clubrooms BY KYLE KNOWLES A new rugby league facility at Linwood Park is being hampered by insurance issues. The Linwood Keas Rugby League Club has not had permanent clubrooms since the 2010 season due to earthquake damage. The club met with its insurers last week to discuss the settlement on their old clubrooms in Olliviers Rd. Club president, Neil Michel, said an offer had been tabled but the club was still negotiat-

ing a final offer. Mr Michel said once the insurance claim was settled they would be able to push ahead with more specific plans for new clubrooms. “We’ve had preliminary talks with Yani Johanson (city councillor) about building there but we are just waiting for the insurance claim to see how much we get out of that, plus the sale of the land of the old clubrooms.” Mr Michel said the club would talk about including a community room in any new facility with the city council once the negotia-

tions were finished and they had the final offer in writing. As the club had no clubrooms it had been splitting up junior and senior sides at different venues. “That’s not really ideal, splitting the club,” Mr Michel said. “This year we’ve been in the Woolston Club which has brought the club back together which has helped with the results on the field.” Linwood’s premier and premier reserve teams made their respective finals and four junior teams made finals.

A petition to save the Woolston PostShop has netted nearly 250 signatures and is headed to the city council. Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board member Joe Davies was in Woolston last week collecting signatures and received more than 100 in the first two hours. He presented the petition with 240 signatures to the HagleyFerrymead Community Board on Wednesday, and the board was in support of keeping the PostShop open as it is. It has now been passed on to the city council, and Mr Davies hopes to speak before the city councillors pleading them to do something. The community board also decided to write to the chief executive of New Zealand Post/Kiwibank and the Minister for State Owned Enterprises in support of the petition. Last month New Zealand Post revealed its plan to close the Woolston branch and expand postal and banking services in Ferrymead. Postal services would run from another Woolston business, but those wanting to use Kiwibank services would have to travel to

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DETERRENT: The Christchurch South Community Patrol car was purchased through fundraising and sponsorship.

Community patrol on the hunt for crime and new members Preventing crime and aiding in a citywide crackdown on graffiti are just some of the roles the Christchurch South Community Patrol plays in the southern suburbs. Now the community has the opportunity to talk to volunteers about what they do, any issues or concerns and how to sign up. Volunteers and their patrol car will be in Barrington mall today and tomorrow, from 10am5.30pm. The patrol acts as an extra set of eyes and ears for police, driving around in a marked car and reporting suspicious behaviour. It targets “hot spots” such as

parks, malls and schools and advises the city council of any graffiti. The Christchurch South Community Patrol was involved in a citywide crackdown on graffiti which saw a record 52 per cent drop over the last year. The crackdown involved five community patrols across the city which scanned their areas notifying the city council of any graffiti or vandalism they saw. As well as crime, the patrol is also on the hunt for new members, and welcomes those from the age of 21 and especially women, as more are needed. Each volunteer spares about 10

hours a month and can choose to do either day or night time patrols. Because the patrol is a voluntary organisation, it uses fundraising and sponsorship from Barrington, Fresh Choice Barrington and The Cashmere Club, but is always grateful for further donations. •Visit the Christchurch South Community Watch display in Barrington mall today and tomorrow to discuss community issues and make inquiries about volunteering. If you cannot attend and need further information phone chairman David Scott on 021 295 2342





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A Kennedys Bush builder has come runner-up in the Central South Island’s Registered Master Builders Carters 2015 Apprentice of the Year. Jono Blakely, 19, was second to winner Hamish Ward, of Hei Hei, at the awards ceremony on Thursday. Mr Blakely works for Andrew James Builders Ltd and is trained by Building Construction Industry Training Organisation. The judges said he has a strong depth of experience in many available trade skills. He has high technical knowledge and is a strong and respectful communicator, they said. “Jono has been trained well in the housing sector, showing a good knowledge in building methods, materials and safety issues. He has been privileged to serve his apprenticeship with an independent residential builder who has passed his lifetime of knowledge and skills onto Jono.” Mr Blakely has been working as an apprentice for Andrew James Builders, a boutique architectural building company, for more than two years. He said that over this time he has pushed himself to learn new skills, work hard and maintain high standards in all he does. “To build on my industry understanding, I’m also studying a diploma in construction management and quantity surveying at CPIT part-time.”

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Woolston win champions shield BY KYLE KNOWLES The women’s Woolston rugby league side beat Halswell once all season and it just happened to be in the grand final. They beat the Hornets in the final, last weekend 14-8. Coach Debbie Chase said developing skills all season and a belief they could win was enough to get them over the line. “They worked as a team and as a unit they also showed up for a grand final which is completely different to any other game. “They came to play their best game and they all came to be the player of the day. Individually they put out their best performance of the season and that was amazing.” Chase said the Halswell team were a strong team. “They’re pretty tough to beat, they’re fit with good talent and

CHAMPS: The Woolston women’s side with their medals after the final against Halswell. good skills and real tough team to beat.” Chase said the ground conditions at Canterbury Park also played into their hands. More than 20mm of rain fell the night before the final turning the

ground into a mudbath. It limited the attacking options of the Halswell side and allowed Woolston to compete. In spite of losing to Halswell throughout the season, Chase said her side didn’t let it become a

mental barrier in the final. “Some of the girls are quite new to the game and they were just wanting to improve on their skills. The main thing for me was getting everyone on the same page with the different levels of skill.” The attention now turns to the representative season with 13 Woolston players being named in the Canterbury women’s training squad. They are Sophie Anderson, Fleur Barker, Danna Robson, Ennah Elia, Kayla Goldsmith, Michelle Van Pelt, Chelsea Smart, Carla Mackie, Raneigh Smith, Darnay Read, Yasmin Puru, Jess Hannah-Brennan and Feagai Lavea-Timo. Chase is also the trainer for the Canterbury side. The national women’s tournament will be held at the end of September.

Beckenham takes second place Beckenham School finished second in the Canterbury Korfball tournament last week. They went down 5-8 to Heaton Intermediate in the final. Kirkwood Intermediate beat Hillview Christian School in the play-off for third place. One hundred and fifteen children from seven primary  and intermediate schools had a taste of the sport at Cowles Stadium. Korfball Canterbury development officer Torsten Ball has introduced korfball to around  400 pupils and their teachers, over the past three months. Having played the world’s only mixed team sport in The Netherlands, the home

of korfball, for the past 15 years, he has the knowledge and skills to pass on and the schools have taken to the sport well, says Korfball Canterbury chairman Rob Smith. “We saw some excellent talent and plenty of enthusiasm on display. We have been really impressed with how quickly the youngsters have learnt the basics of our sport, and the support we have had from their teachers has been tremendous. “We now intend to build on this to establish korfball more firmly with this age group,” Smith said. Korfball is a sport played with ball in hand and is in the same sporting family as netball and basketball.

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Just after I wrote last week’s column we saw a perfect example of the devastation that unattended cooking can cause. A Leicester Cres, Hoon Hay, house is now probably unrepairable and the occupants have lost nearly everything in a significant house fire. There were others less spectacular through the week. I know I’ve talked about this so many times I sound like a cracked record but it remains that too many of us leave the stove top cooking while we carry on with our busy lives. We just can’t seem to get through to people that you’re then at risk of making that busy life far more busy in a totally unwanted direction. Once upon a time household cooks would never dream of leaving the kitchen. You still need to stay right there, at the stove. On Friday last week a couple of people got caught in a lift in a Birmingham Drive business. One of them was quite distressed. That’s understandable but on this occasion the city rescue appliance crew were able to make entry with the special key they carry to quickly rescue the stuck occupants. Finally, a laboratory at ESR at the university had a steaming concentrated sulpuric acid incident on Monday where eight people were affected by the stinging fumes. Fire Service personnel donned protective gear and cleaned up. No lasting effects appear to have occurred.

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Keep it moving with Physiotherapy Associates Did you know that recent studies suggest that as little as 150 minutes a week of medium to intense exercise affects your mortality? Yet many of us believe we aren’t able to exercise following injury or because we are getting older.


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“Being physically active creates a long list of benefits and enables people to stay independent as they grow older. However, many people consider themselves too old or worn out to exercise; that was something they did when they were young,” he explains. Yet regular exercise and physical activity can reduce the risk of developing

some diseases and disabilities and it can be an effective treatment for many chronic conditions. Studies show that people with arthritis, heart disease, or diabetes benefit from regular exercise. It also helps people with high blood pressure, balance problems, or who have difficulty walking. There are heaps of ways to keep active both in short spurts fitted in around other tasks, or at certain times set aside for exercise. Walking, gardening, even taking the stairs rather than the lift are all free, and local communities offer various exercise groups for all ages. He recommends starting slowly to build up stamina and strength and says it is never too late to start. Our bodies’ capacity to adapt and improve with regular exercise does not diminish much with age. However, when problems do occur, the team at Physiotherapy Associates can help with the diagnosis and treatment of muscle related concerns. Whether it is pain or

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Physcial solutions to physical problems When something is broken we fix it. Essentially we have to use a physical solution to fix a physical problem. The same happens if something in your body is misaligned or you have soft tissue damage causing you pain. There is not a chemical in existence that can fix it – we need to fix the problem not mask it. This is where chiropractic treatment shines. Chiropractors provide physical solutions including adjustments, stretches, exercises, stretches and muscle therapy – to readjust the body or help it heal from conditions that are physical in origin. These can include problems such as back pain, muscle spasms, headaches and poor posture. What you may not know is that it is also completely appropriate to receive chiropractic care even though you may not have symptoms. Unlike standard medical doctors who you visit when you have symptoms that need to be treated, chiropractors offer adjustments to improve spinal alignment and overall wellbeing – and can prevent the pain or other symptoms even starting. You only need to continue to visit your chiropractor for as long as you wish to maintain the health of your neuromusculoskeletal system. Going to a chiropractor is much the same as going to

the dentist or gym or even leading a healthy life – it prevents problems from reaching critical stage where you can become incapacitated and as long as you keep up with regular visits, then you continue to enjoy the benefits of a life feeling well. A large part of chiropractic technique involves manual manipulation which is a very effective treatment. However some patients do not like the idea of their spine ‘clicking’ or ‘cracking’ (this sound is made by a release of pressure from the gases in the joint capsule). If this is the case, I have other techniques including activator, drop table technique and low level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser which research has shown to assist pain relief and improve healing. Most patients do not even feel any sensation when it is being used. ACC recognises chiropractors as primary health care specialists when it comes to spinal care so you do not need a referral from a GP to seek treatment for a back or neck injury caused by accidental causes. In the event of an accident we can initiate a claim directly and if ACC accept your claim, treatment costs will be subsidised.

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Still work to do as 4 September approaches The fifth anniversary of this date will be a notable day for Cantabrians and those who have moved elsewhere as a result of the earthquake sequence. “For EQC, the fourth of September 2010 was the beginning of what would become a settlement process for 400,000 claims relating to about 170,000 properties in Canterbury,” EQC Chief Executive, Ian Simpson says. “Five years later, while the majority of EQC repairs are complete, a tail end of remedial work means there’s still a way to go. EQC will stay in Christchurch as long as it takes to ensure this work is completed and fully compliant with the building code.” Damage from the Canterbury earthquake sequence has not been limited to buildings. EQC has had to develop a robust policy for some forms of land damage that had never been dealt with by an insurer. “I know everyone would like to see our work completed by now, but it takes time to draft policy to fairly settle claims for increased vulnerability to liquefaction and flooding,” Mr Simpson says. The last tranche of claims are among the most complex to settle, so EQC is working closely with customer advocacy groups to provide face-to-face service and seminars for customers. Forums like the In The Know hub at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Christchurch also provide opportunities for customers to ask questions directly of EQC.

EQC will put right non-compliant repairs EQC Canterbury Home Repair Programme work that doesn’t meet the Building Code will be made compliant at no expense to customers, Earthquake Commission Chief Executive Ian Simpson says. Mr Simpson was responding to a report on earthquake repairs that didn’t require a building consent released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

“We accept that looking at some work again is not ideal for customers and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we can reassure them that bringing repairs up to code will generally involve straightforward fixes, and therefore won’t take much time,” Mr Simpson says.

EQC and Fletcher EQR will be auditing ‘jack and pack’ repairs carried out as part of the Canterbury Home Repair Programme (CHRP), where floor re-levelling was required across the entire house and required engineering or other specialist technical input.

’Jack and pack’ repairs involve a home being temporarily jacked up to allow packing to be inserted between the piles and the under floor framing, to re-level floors.

It will also audit any perimeter concrete foundation repairs where there was engineering or other specialist technical input. As a result of the MBIE survey we are rechecking the files of 3,600 homes – around five per cent of the 69,000 houses in the repair programme – to make sure there is complete evidence that all repairs are code compliant. The evidence includes photos of the repairs taken as part of a final technical inspection. “Where there is any element of doubt that all the repairs were checked properly or that there is not full photographic and documentary evidence of all the work being completed to code then the repairs will be re-inspected,” Mr Simpson says. “Video mounted on remote controlled robots will be used where getting under the home is difficult. “Based on the MBIE survey findings, of the 3,600 homes being rechecked we can probably expect to remediate around 1,200

As the Earthquake Commission completes its last few thousand claims in Canterbury, it is increasingly contacting customers directly and working with independent community advocacy groups to resolve issues. Through forums like the In the Know Hub at the Eastgate Shopping Centre and smaller, targeted meetings with customers and communities, EQC is able to help more people. Customers can still get in contact with EQC through the usual pathways or get help through independent agencies:

“Any CHRP repair found to be non-compliant under the Building Act will be repaired, either by the contractor that did the original job, or if that contractor is no longer part of the CHRP scheme or unable to do the work for any other reason, by an accredited builder appointed by Fletcher EQR. “No remediation will be at the homeowner’s cost,” Mr Simpson says.

The MBIE report found that some floor re-levelling and perimeter concrete foundation repairs carried out in the Canterbury rebuild did not meet the Building Code. MBIE describes most of the shortcomings as “relatively minor and easy to fix.”

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homes, which is around 1.7 per cent of the repair programme,” Mr Simpson says.

In the coming weeks Fletcher EQR and EQC will contact CHRP customers where ‘jack and pack’ and perimeter crack repair requiring technical input have been undertaken on their homes to update them. Mr Simpson says EQC and Fletcher EQR have a number of quality assurance processes in place. However, CHRP repairs are no different to other construction work in that it is not possible for supervisors to be on site at all times. “As the MBIE report notes, the level of non-compliance identified in the survey was similar to that being found in Auckland and Christchurch for consented projects, and while it’s by no means ideal that some remediation of CHRP work is going to be required, that provides some context around the scale of this situation,” Mr Simpson says. There’s more information at

— Customers can get in touch with EQC’s contact centre by phone on 0800 326 243 between the hours of 7am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 6pm on Saturday, or email us at — If a customer prefers to speak to someone face-to-face, they can make an appointment with a member of EQC’s Community Contact Team by phoning or emailing EQC’s contact centre using the information in the first bullet point above. — Customers can be referred to EQC or other customer advocacy/ support agencies at the ‘In the Know’ information hub at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Linwood. Customers can book a time to talk

with an EQC representative in person about their claim by phoning 0800 326 243. Information about the hub and additional resources can be found on the hub website at

The following agencies independent to EQC can also provide assistance: — The Residential Advisory Service (RAS) provides free, impartial advice to residential property owners who are facing challenges in getting their home repaired or rebuilt after it has been damaged by the Canterbury earthquakes. The service helps customers understand the process they are

EQC’s Ian Simpson outside a CHRP repair on Cashel Street.

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so it’s really important for customers to get full information and support.

The community-led In the Know information hub at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Linwood will stay open – providing customers with direct access to community advocacy groups and EQC community contact staff. EQC welcomed the continuation of the hub. EQC General Manager of Communications and Public Education, Suzanne Carter, said it was a straightforward decision to support the hub.

“The hub is also a good example of how organisations involved in the Canterbury rebuild and community advocacy groups can work well together to provide practical help for customers. “For that reason, EQC will continue supporting the hub as long as we have customers in Canterbury needing information to help settle their claims,” Ms Carter said. The Hub is open Monday – Wednesday 9am – 6pm and Thursday 9am – 8pm. Closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

“EQC is into the last few thousand claims in Canterbury, which are among the hardest to resolve,

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Monday August 24 2015

SHOWBIZ CHRISTCHURCH follows its recent 'Phantom of the Opera' production with a musical lovingly ripped off, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail - SPAMALOT. Cantabrians will start “looking on the bright side of life”, with Monty Python’s SPAMALOT galloping onto the Isaac Theatre Royal in September. SHOWBIZ CHRISTCHURCH was founded in 1938 as the Christchurch Operatic Inc., and since then has specialised in the staging of musical theatre in Christchurch, providing education and development for members and the community, and entertaining Christchurch audiences with many of the world’s top musical and performing arts shows. SPAMALOT is based on the legendary tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, following their medieval jaunt in pursuit of the Holy Grail in a variety of bizarre settings, accompanied by beautiful showgirls, not to mention flying cows, a killer rabbit and some French people! SPAMALOT will make audiences laugh-a-lot, sing-a-long-a-lot, dress-up-in-silly-costumes-a-lot and revel in the “glorious, irresistible silliness” of the most infectiously funny musical of the millennium. Featuring all-time favourite comedy song ‘ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE’ and other hilarious songs - ‘He Is Not Dead Yet’, ‘Knights Of The Round Table’, ‘Find Your Grail’ this show is a truly joyous colourful spectacle and fantastic fun. See ad below for booking details.


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his season, extra funding was made available by Tennis Canterbury to clubs, in the form of a rebate on their affiliation fees for the 2014/15 season. Clubs needed to submit both a strategic plan and details of project which has seen over $100,000 paid to clubs to support a number of initiatives. Among the recipient clubs, here are just some of projects funded: • Avonhead – New court lighting and a shade sail • Bishopdale – Repairs to their volleyboard • Burnside Park – New fencing • Bishopdale – AED defibrillator • Cashmere – Court lighting development and wheelchair access • Edgeware – Court lighting upgrade

• Elmwood – Court replacement • Hagley Park – Lighting upgrade and grass court maintenance • Halswell – Windbreaks and fencing • Opawa – Changing rooms and toilet improvements • Redcliffs – Player and coach development • Shirley – Ongoing court replacement and development including possible lighting • South Brighton – Court replacement • St Martins – Fence and drainage repairs • Sumner – Court and fencing reapirs • Te Kura – Player Development Programme including hot shots and winter programme • Waimairi – Player Development Programme

Elmwood Tennis celebrate the opening of the court renewal project.

Shirley Tennis Club’s brand new pavilion in Richmond Park

This season, extra funding was made available by Tennis Canterbury to clubs in the form of a rebate on their affiliation fees for the 2014/15 season.

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s well as plenty of Christchurch events successful junior tournaments in Nelson, Blenheim, the West Coast and Ashburton compliment the established Tennis Canterbury events held in each of the School Holidays and over holiday weekends. With Z Energy Wilding Park now having 18 courts playable major tournaments are now able to be held in just 1 venue after multiple venues had to be used since 2011. Despite this logistical challenge numbers involved in tournament play have now rebounded to above 2011 levels. 2015 will see Wilding Park host the prestigious Tennis New Zealand Junior Masters over Labour Weekend. This event was programmed for Christchurch in 2011 but had to be transferred to Blenheim after the quakes and this is only the second time since its inception that the event has been held in the South Island. The event will see 8 players in each of the boys 12’s, 14’s and 16’s age groups’ battle it out.

Players gained their spots by gaining points through tournament play with all sanctioned events counting and selected tournaments such as the Canterbury Champs and Nationals having additional points up for grabs. Canterbury regional players to gain automatic invitations include Burnside Park’s Taylor Nelson and Dylan Heap in the 16’s boys, Hagley Park’s Jamie Garbett and Te Kura’s William Schneideman in the 14’s Boys and in the 12’s Nick Schneideman from Te Kura and Shirley’s Jordan Edwards. Representation in the girls grades include Marlborough’s Otway twins Jade and Kyla in the 12’s with Ashburton’s Tessa McCann in the 14’s. Tennis Canterbury has received 3 of the 12 wildcards on offer with current New Zealand representatives Sydney based Valentina Ivanov (16’s Girls), and Naynay Homkrum from Shirley (14’s girls) receiving spots and Te Kura’s Jenner Johnson grabbing an opportunity in the Boys 12’s.

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ASB Premier Interclub starts Z Energy Tennis Canterbury Junior Spring Open – Z Energy Wilding Park ASB Senior Interclub starts Canterbury vs Tasman Junior Rep Match 10's, 12's, 14's & 18's – Blenheim Junior Interclub starts Mid Canterbury Junior Open - Ashburton Tennis New Zealand Junior Masters Finals - Z Energy Wilding Park ASB Canterbury Primary/ Intermediate Schools Champs – Z Energy Wilding Park Canterbury Primary Schools Teams Event - Z Energy Wilding Park South Island Primary Schools Championships - Timaru Canterbury Secondary Schools Tournament (Yr 9 & 10 only) – Z Energy Wilding Park Tennis Canterbury Open (No Premier Interclub) Canterbury Intermediate Schools Teams Event – Z Energy Wilding Park Finals of Premier Interclub Tennis NZ Championships (Residentials) – Albany (qualifying 7th) New Zealand Junior Champs 18/u – Albany (qualifying 14th) ASB Tennis Canterbury Christmas Classic (Juniors) – Z Energy Wilding Park National Championships 14u – Auckland (Scarbro TC) National Junior Teams Event 12u & 14u – Auckland (Scarbro TC) National Junior Teams Event & Ind Champs 16u – Wellington (Renouf TC) National Championships 12u - Auckland (Albany TC) West Coast Junior Open - Greymouth Senior Interclub (except Premier) recommences Marlborough Junior Open - Blenheim Wilson Tennis Canterbury ITF (18 & under) Grade 4 - Z Energy Wilding Park Junior Interclub recommences – Friday 5TH & Saturday 6TH (Morning) Canterbury Secondary Schools Tournament (Yr 11+) – Z Energy Wilding Park Senior Interclub (other grades) - Semis Junior Interclub Finals (except Challenger TBC) Senior Interclub (other grades) - Finals Junior Interclub Finals – Reserve Day (other grades) and Challenger 1 Senior Interclub (other grades) - Finals Reserve Day Town vs Country (Juniors) – Z Energy Wilding Park Nelson Junior Summer Open South Island Open Teams Event – Z Energy Wilding Park Tennis Canterbury Junior Championships (Masters Tier 2) Wilding Challenge – 10 and under Zonal Club Cluster Teams Event South Island 10’s & 12’s Teams Event - Timaru Marlborough Junior Winter Open - Blenheim Tennis Canterbury Winter Tournament (Singles)– Z Energy Wilding Park

The Tennis New Zealand Junior Masters will be a highlight of the upcoming season along with growing interclub competitions and events. The Masters at Labour Weekend was due to be held in 2011 until the earthquakes.



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Cashmere’s Matt and James Meredith flank committee man Guy Armstrong with their silverware.

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hanges to the rules governing ASB Senior Interclub, in conjunction with an improving player grading system, has seen continued growth in Senior Interclub teams over the last five years. From 89 teams in 2010/11, there are now over 110 teams playing in 15 different divisions of competition. As well as Men’s (one Premier and seven graded divisions) and Women’s (one Premier and three divisions), there are Mixed grades that play more doubles than singles. This year’s Premier grade will start in early

September to allow space for the Canterbury Open Tournament to be held at the end of November, with all other divisions starting in early October. There are normally 16 playing weeks in a season with divisional competitions culminating in finals held mid-March. Why not dust off your old racket and head to your local club to get involved in the action? There are grades for all abilities, or if you just want to play socially, most clubs have at least one club day per week and plenty of great social activities.

Why not dust off your old racket and head to your local club to get involved in the action? There are grades for all abilities, or if you just want to play socially, most clubs have at least one club day per week and plenty of great social activities.


fter narrowly missing out in 2014, this year the Cashmere Tennis Club were named last month Club of the Year at the Tennis New Zealand Awards, held in Christchurch, during the recent Davis Cup tie. As well as a highly successful men’s interclub team which again took out the ASB Premier Competition last season, the club has had a great last few years. Its facilities have been continually upgraded with the high quality hardcourts generously being utilised by Tennis Canterbury as an additional tournament venue while the Wilding Park courts came back online. A highly motivated coaching team has seen a big resurgence in junior numbers up from 120 immediately after the earthquakes to over 260, and its senior club members ensure the club hums along both

Come and see for yourself why this is THE BEST place to enjoy tennis!

• Our newly upgraded facilities include 13 courts

It is hoped that resource consent can be gained to light some of the club’s courts to allow for more playing and coaching time to be available.

JUNIOR CONTACTS Club Beckenham Cashmere Opawa Spreydon




Peter dunbar

027 667 7045

Mel Cross

027 432 9058

Sue MacEwan

027 892 1393

Jennifer Hickson

960 9340


Valley Road, Cashmere

Proud holder of the Tennis Canterbury Club of the Year Award 2014/15.

on and off court. It is hoped that resource consent can be gained to light some of the clubs courts to allow for more playing and coaching time to be available. Tennis Canterbury congratulates Cashmere on its fine achievement.


dave Hillman

332 4870


Cathy Forrest

021 593 685

Richard Fairchild

332 5895


nan Mason

338 8124

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Phil Gunn

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• Large friendly club house with licensed facilities • Social tennis runs throughout the year, Saturdays from 12.30pm, Wednesday evenings in summer from 5pm followed by a BBQ


Adult Open Day on Saturday 3rd October 12.30pm is FREE and new members are very welcome We are a family friendly club, offering playing and coaching opportunities for players of ALL ages, levels and abilities.

Matt Meredith (Coach of the Year Award 2014) Head Resident Coach • Phone 03 980 7358



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once against Mixe Christchurch’s St Andrew’s College Champions in 2015.

Lots of concentration from these participants in the schools’ programme from Westburn School.


urrently, the Tennis Canterbury Schools Programme is delivering a taster of our sport to over 17,000 primary school students thought the Canterbury region. Enthusiastic coaches take modified equipment, including low compression balls into schools and, with the assistance of teachers, deliver a highly valuable series of lessons to eager youngsters.

Those who catch the “tennis bug” are then able to visit their local clubs and become involved in coaching and playing opportunities. Interschool competitions are continuing to be well supported with Primary and Intermediate teams events almost always oversubscribed, and secondary school tennis held regularly on a Wednesday during summer also giving players to play

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for their school midweek and their club over the weekends. New tournaments held in school time for secondary school students have proved an outstanding success, with the short formats used providing lots of quick-fire matches and introducing many players to playing “tournament tennis” with multiple games on a day rather than just the two matches that interclub and schools tennis provides. Many of these first time tournament players were enticed back to the more traditional tournaments held regularly throughout the year, playing normal formats of “best of three sets” with a match tie break to 10 for a third set for most grades, apart from main draw matches which stay as three traditional full sets.

Those who catch the “tennis bug” are then able to visit their local clubs and become involved in coaching and playing opportunities.

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