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Exploring greatness „„ By Noah Graham HILLVIEW Christian School’s biennial production is exploring the idea of greatness while highlighting a traditional New Zealand tale. The show Invitation will boast 63 year 7 to 10 pupils and will emphasise grace, forgiveness and love through three different stories. The three stories portray an overarching message of how every person is invited to greatness but will often miss the opportunity because it could be through someone we love, a problem to solve or a job to be done – something human’s tend to overlook, music teacher and co-director of the show, Philippa Becker said. Mrs Becker said she was codirecting the show with the school’s drama teacher, Xanda Eves, and it will feature a variety of singing, dancing and drama. •The show will be performed on April 11 and 12 in the school’s gymnasium with tickets available from the school’s office.

„„ By Noah Graham THE CITY council needs to stop changing its mind for the problematic Cracroft intersection, Westmorland Residents Association chairman Bill Kingston says. Mr Kingston said he was frustrated city council kept delaying its plans for the Hoon Hay, Cashmere and Worsleys Rds intersection. Mr Kingston’s anger came as construction for the intersection was re-phased through the Annual Plan process with an expected completion date pushed back to the 2018/19 financial year and a $800,000 increase in costs, totalling about $3.7 million. “It’s totally disappointing. It seems any plan they make, they change,” Mr Kingston said. At a council meeting in September last year, funding to improve the intersection was brought forward for the earliest practical construction date in the 2017/18 year, and an increase in the available budget after residents singled out the Hoon Hay, Worsleys and Cashmere Rds intersection with concerns the Port Hills Adventure Park was due to open. •Turn to page 5



POWERFUL: Joel Blakely-Clark (above), is one of 63 pupils who will be performing in Hillview Christian School’s biennial play which will focus on the idea of greatness. (Left) – Iszak Tuala and Reef Cain will play the roles of Uita and Ngakuku in a traditional Maori story, Tarore and her Book, one of the three acts.



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FROM THE Latest Christchurch news at www. EDITOR’S DESK WOOLSTON MAN Michael Reynolds has a pretty cool idea – a community fruit and vegetable garden in his local park. Michael wants a group of local residents to help him establish the garden in Radley Park. The produce would then be distributed to those who can’t afford to buy fruit and vegetables. Far too many kids these days go without fruit and vegetables. I can’t understand why because it’s cheaper than KFC and McDonald’s, which they seem to eat a lot of. So a pat on the back for Michael in his bid to get families eating more healthily. If you want to help, go to our article on page 5. And speaking of kids, Ferrymead Rotary (page 9) is helping out with reading: Dictionaries. –Barry Clarke




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News Funds sought to fix car park „„ By Noah Graham SPREYDON residents make a bid tomorrow to get funding to make an exit from the Barrington shopping centre safer. The Spreydon Neighbourhood Network has a deputation to the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board to push for money to improve the exit on Barrington St. The network wants improvements funded from the current city council budget. If it does not, the group will be hoping to fund the project through this year’s Annual Plan, Spreydon Neighbourhood Association secretary Sonya Hodder (left) said. However, if the project was to be funded from the Annual Plan, she was worried work would not begin on the car park entrance and exit for another year, she said. If it were to be funded through minor works, the project could be started within months, she said. For more than three years, the group has been lobbying to stop

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TRICKY EXIT: Residents want changes made to the right-hand exit of the mall onto Barrington St because of safety concerns for motorists and pedestrians. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​

drivers exiting right out of the car park onto Barrington St as well as removing the right-hand turn from Barrington St into the car park. She said cars turning right must cross a line of traffic and with the amount of vehicles it is just a “disaster waiting to happen”. “It’s concerning for pedestri-

ans, cyclists and the elderly who want to cross the entrance on the footpath.” Mrs Hodder said there had been numerous engineers assigned to their project with the closest of any real progress being one engineer producing nine options for the exit. She said the community board, Barrington shopping centre and

residents were supportive of removing the right-hand turn out of the car park but shopping centre management did not want to remove the right-hand turn into it. She said the shopping centre was the closest shopping hub for most of the Spreydon and surrounding communities with the exit impacting a lot of people.


In Brief BARRINGTON PARK Consultation for the Barrington Park playground renewal is likely to get under way in June. City council staff told the Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board last month that community governance staff will work with parks staff to ensure local community groups are involved in the process. NOMINATIONS WANTED Nominations for community services awards will close this month. Time is running out to nominate community members in your area who deserve recognition. Those who you think have made their community a better place need to be nominated by 5pm, April 13, through the city council website. AYLMER ST CHANGE THe Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board has approved no stopping restrictions for vehicles at any time on the southern side of Aylmer St. The no stopping restrictions will affect 70m west of the Aylmer and Colombo Sts intersection and will extend west for 20m.


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Four top the world Four of our students have gained 100 per cent in their Cambridge International Examination subject of Global Perspectives. This means that all four share the honour and title of being “Top in the World”. The Cambridge International Examinations are a global qualification which our school provides the opportunity for our top streamed Year 10 students to study. Incredibly, in 2016 four of our students: Hsin-yu Miu, Nina Noble, Alice Tiso and Lilly Van Keulen, all achieved 100 per cent. This final grade is based on their internal research assessments and end-of-year examination. All four have now been judged to be the top achievers in this subject compared against all students across the world for 2016. Pictured at right are, standing, Lilly Van Keulen and Alice Tiso, and in front, Nina Noble and Hsin-Yu Miu.

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Stage 1 of our school’s exciting $21 million dollar rebuild programme started over the Christmas holidays. The staging of the works over the next three years will help minimise disruptions, for what is a unique opportunity to modernise our school’s facilities. Stage 1 works include a new block for Art and English classes, changing rooms and toilets for the gym, extension to our Library, some classroom refurbishment, and a new Special Education building. The south end of B Block being demolished.

Off to the world finals Cashmere High School has been a leading participant in the international Future Problem Solving competition. Our school’s impressive list of student achievements in this challenging problem solving programme has continued with two of our students, Hannah Hudson and Robb Eastman-Densem, both qualifying Pictured at left are Robb EastmanDensem and Hannah Hudson.

at the National Finals to represent New Zealand at the 2017 International Finals to be hosted in the United States. Hannah Hudson will be defending her World Title, which she gained last year at the International Finals. Future Problem Solving is a programme that challenges students to develop their critical and creative thinking abilities.

Cashmere’s futsal team undefeated at SI school championships The Cashmere High School’s Junior Boys Futsal team went through this year’s South Island Secondary Schools Mainland Futsal Championships undefeated, including winning the final against Waimea College. This convincing win by our junior boys continues the success our Futsal teams have enjoyed over recent years – Senior Boys have won the national title and our Senior Girls were national runners-up. In addition, Football is a very popular sporting option at Cashmere with our 1st XI Boys and Girls regularly placing

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Head Students for 2017 pictured with Principal Mark Wilson (centre) are: Gordon Forrest (Head Boy), Livvi Kemp (Deputy Head Girl), Grace von Huben (Head Girl) and Hamish Laing (Deputy Head Boy)

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„„ By Noah Graham A WOOLSTON resident needs a show of support to help his communal food hub dream flourish. Michael Reynolds wants to establish the Roimata Community Food Hub at Radley Park, to help serve the Woolston and Opawa communities with fresh fruit and vegetables. However, to get things under way, he needs clear support from a core group of the community who would be willing Sally Buck to undertake the project, Mr Reynolds said. The Te Waka Unua School board of trustees member said it would be great if a regular group of community members were to put their hands up and be willing to help maintain the food hub on a consistent basis. “Around 20, consistent people who would be committed to getting it off the ground are needed and will help give us a strong base to work from,” he said. Mr Reynolds said the multifaceted community food hub would function similarly to others around the city and would

much of the 3ha park land the hub would use, he said. However, he said city council and the Linwood-CentralHeathcote Community Board chairwoman Sally Buck were supporting the project. Ms Buck said she fully supported the project and would mention it at the next community board meeting. She said it was a “fantastic idea” to have a community garden for residents to use. Community projects such as the food hub are exactly what Woolston needs to reinvigorate the area and to change people’s opinions, Ms Buck said. She said the hub could become focal point for the community. Ms Buck said she would work with Mr Reynolds to fund the project but first the community needs to show they want the hub. Those interested in being a part of the project should email woolstonwarriors@gmail. com or contact Mr Reynolds through the Roimata Community Food Hub Facebook page. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you like the idea of a communal food hub for the Woolston and Opawa area? Email noah.graham@starmedia. kiwi

COMMUNITY: Woolston resident Michael Reynolds has ambitions to get the Roimata Community Food Hub under way on Radley Park. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

feature an orchard area with fruit and berries and large beds to grow vegetables and herbs. “It would be a completely public project where, if you are willing to contribute with some sort of labour, you’d be able to take your share of the produce.” The produce harvested from the hub could also be used to

help those in the community who need it. Ideally, the hub would have a strong emphasis on sustainability with a rainwater harvesting and composting toilet systems to help reduce the impact on water systems, while maximising the available space. Mr Reynolds was unsure how


Work to fix problem corner delayed •From page 1 The intersection is one of a number of safety projects within the 10-year LTP programme and has had 21 crashes in the 2010-2014 five-year period, with a KiwiRap Christchurch priority listing at 47th. The city council asset planning team leader, Richard Holland, said the project had been pushed back one year in order to allow design to proceed in 2017/18 and construction in 2018/19. “In effect that only delays the work by six months,’’ he said. Mr Kingston said he has been trying to get city council to sort out the intersection for more than 20 years but felt there has been a lack of communication between the community and city council. He said there was a mentality within city council to “avoid working with the community.” Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board chairwoman Karolin Potter said the intersection was only going to get more complicated and with the announcement of a 380-home Cashmere Estates subdivision, will be an important part of the area.

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„„ By Noah Graham JULIE TOBBELL has been recognised for her selfless efforts. The Somerfield Residents’ Association chairwoman and nurse was presented with a ‘pride of workmanship’ plaque by the Garden City Rotary Club for dedication to her community. Mrs Tobbell founded the association four years ago and as chair has been involved in various projects to help bring positive change to the community. Her most recent efforts included setting up a petition to reinstate a bus service along Selwyn and Somerfield Sts, encouraging city council to maintain city cemeteries and supporting Studholme St residents’ action against multiunit development along their street.


SURPRISE: Garden City Rotary Club president Roger Pollard presents Somerfield Residents’ Association chairwoman Julie Tobbell with a ‘pride of workmanship’ award.

Mrs Tobbell had no idea the award was going to be presented to her that morning, her husband having to convince her to attend the monthly Rotary club meeting

alongside him. However, when she got there, the club sprung the award on her. “It was totally unexpected but really very nice.”


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Born in 1969, Kirsty lives in Auckland with her husband and two children. She has been a full-time artist since 1977. She says “Although it can be such a rewarding, frustrating, joyous, terrifying occupation I can’t imagine not having it in my life.” About her latest exhibition, “It was a natural step for me to introduce our striking native birds to my work. They quietly snuck in without me even thinking about it too much. We often hear the heavy swoop of wood pigeon as they move from branch to branch and I am woken to the melodic call of the Tui most mornings at home and often surprised by their lively dives through the garden. Fantails pick bugs from our path as we walk the dog through the bush near home. And yet we live in a city. We are fortunate

New entrants •If your child has started school recently send their photo through to noah.graham@ Alexis Thoms (above left) joined the new entrants class at Te Waka Unua recently. Meanwhile, Willow, 5, has joined room 1 at St Anne’s Catholic School.

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to still have these creatures share our space and enhance our landscape. Up close, their feathers shine with a metallic luminous quality and when painting the whites of their eyes they each develop personalities. Interestingly the birds in this show have mainly been on the wing and it seems to reflect a current state of mind with a sense of escapism and freedom. Colour excites me and the time seemed right to challenge myself with a fresh exciting palette along with my new subject matter. Embracing colour in my new pieces has been a joy and wonderfully liberating.” Kirsty’s latest exhibition named ‘On The Wing’ takes place at Little River Gallery from April 8th until May 3rd.

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Mrs Tobbell said she was honoured to have received the award and she just did what she felt needed to be done. She thanked her family as well for how patient they have been with the number of community projects she has been involved with. Rotary club president Roger Pollard said Mrs Tobbell fully deserved the award because she had put so much time and work into making the Somerfield community better. “She does it quietly and does not expect any accolades.” He said Mrs Tobbell’s efforts were “selfless.” Mr Pollard said she is an invaluable member of the community and continues to be a positive influence.

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Hard copy dictionaries still relevant in schools Ferrymead Rotary Club member Barbara Crooks talks about the value and importance of hard copy dictionaries in schools It’s a developing debate – dictionaries in traditional book form against the ethereal internet. It’s a poser that crops up each year for Ferrymead Rotary members and several schools. For some years now Ferrymead Rotary has supplied colourful illustrated dictionaries for year 4 children in some local schools. This year, 160 dictionaries in total were given to Bromley, Te Waka Unua and St Anne’s schools.

Each child is given a dictionary to use at school and eventually to take home. In most schools, they are used as a class set until the end of the year when the children are able to keep them. The schools say that if the dictionaries were given to the children at the beginning of the year, there would be none in the classroom by the end of the year. As a result, children who came to the school during the year would not have a dictionary to work with. In spite of the growing lure of

technology and computerised access to information, teachers say the hard copy dictionaries are still valued and used alongside the internet. For some children, the dictionary will be the first book they have ever owned. Ferrymead Rotary hopes these dictionaries will help launch the children on a lifelong reading journey. Ferrymead Rotary is assisted in providing the dictionaries by the Lorna and Bill Boyd Trust. The trust offers all Rotary clubs in New Zealand subsidised dictionaries to give to low-decile schools. If you want to come along and see what we get up to at Ferrymead Rotary, you would be very welcome. For more information, call Kai Tovgaard on 384 9485.

WELL READ: This year, the Ferrymead Rotary Club donated 160 dictionaries to pupils at Te Waka Unua, Bromley, and St Anne’s schools.

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We said: The proposed construction of four two-storey units at 23 Studholme St has some residents worried the development will ruin the family-friendly neighbourhood

Rick Ives – It’s only going to be a matter of time before pubs and dairies start arming themselves in order to defend their staff and livelihoods.

You said: Jennifer Riley – I’d hardly call four two-storey town homes “intensive development.” Families come in all shapes, sizes and budgets. Diversity in our neighbourhoods is a strength and should be encouraged. Julie Van Meer – It was always on the cards, even 25 years ago. It is very wrong to take away from the character of the old street, but it has all changed. Even the trees have gone, my old house has three other houses on the property now. Andrew Palliser – Clearly the majority of people are happy to live in multi-storey units, otherwise there wouldn’t be the

Ishty Fulop – Get a grip, idiots. Christchurch needs the infrastructure.

Charmaine Hicks-Paul – This is getting ridiculous. I love this bar and the staff are awesome. My heart goes out to you guys. Kia kaha.

We said: UNITS: The red outline gives a rough idea of the height of the four two-storey townhouses proposed for 23 Studholme St.

demand to build them in the first place. William Hutson – Build housing but keep it in character with the properties around them . . . plus they make properties either side cold and dark usually.

Graeme Palmer – There appears to be a glut of houses in Christchurch. So why build more? Sonja Waine – Multilevel units are ruining streets everywhere.

A man shot his way into The Brickworks bar on Centaurus Rd in Cashmere on Wednesday night, forcing a staff member to their knees as the tills were emptied in the robbery You said: Kathryn Thompson – This is getting seriously dangerous. Someone is going to get killed.

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Musical Instrument Practice Slots Today, 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 Creative Writing Wednesdays Tomorrow, 4-5.45pm If your imagination runs wild and you want to learn how to put those ideas on paper in a way that makes sense, head along to this creative writing class. It will suit people new to creative writing, or those wanting to hone their skills, pick up some tips and learn from other aspiring writers. Find some fictional books while you’re at the library, or some books on creative writing. Linwood Library, Eastgate Mall. Free entry Busy book club Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm Join our free after school

club where we will explore new books, arts, crafts and technology. For seven to 10-year-olds. No bookings required, free. Mid-Week Laughter Club Tomorrow, 6-7pm The focus of the club is to get over the stress of the first part of the week and have a positive outlook for the rest. The event aims to release endorphins and help you relax and lower stress levels. There is no comedy, stand up or jokes at this session. Instead,you are encouraged to make yourself laugh at nothing at all for the purpose of relaxing. St Marks Methodist Church, cnr Barrington and Somerfield Sts. Entry $2 Babytimes/Wā Pēpi Today, 11-11.30am Encourage learning through language. Babytimes is an interactive programme including rhymes, songs, stories and play. This is a free session. South Library, 66 Colombo St Reading to dogs Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm The programme uses dogs which are the beloved pets of the city council animal management team. These hairy

KNITTERS REJOICE: 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. Every Thursday from 1.30-3.30pm at the South City Library, 66 Colombo St and every Wednesday at the Linwood Library, Eastgate Mall, 11am-1pm. ​ friends have all been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. The dogs can increase a child’s relaxation while reading, they listen attentively, do not judge, laugh or criticise and allow children to proceed at their own pace. Library staff and a dog handler will be present at all times to help facilitate the sessions. Sessions are 15min. South Library, 66 Colombo St Gamezone Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm

DELIGHTFUL SOUNDS: The Christchurch Accordion Orchestra will perform a free concert at the Linwood Library on Saturday afternoon. The group will deliver a concord of sounds from this beautiful folk instrument. After forming in 1972, the orchestra has been a New Zealand champion several times and toured extensively. They focus now on the joy of making music for fun and entertainment, often performing for the Lions Club and the Scottish Society. Hear them play on Saturday, 1.30-2.30pm, 1st floor Eastgate Shopping Centre. ​

Go to the Linwood Library for an hour of fun on a Thursday afternoon. Play great favourites like Minecraft, Charades, Connect Four, Pictionary and more. Learn and develop strategies in new games such as Dutch Blitz, Heads Up, Hand and Foot and group games. Join in for X-box and PS4 tournaments. Take your friends or meet some new ones; all children aged eight to 12 welcome. No booking or payment required. Linwood Library, Eastgate Mall

Opawa Farmer’s Market Sunday, 9am-noon Find some organic and delicious produce from local growers. Enjoy sipping on a coffee while wandering around the market and checking out the food on offer. From artisan bread and french pastries to fresh berries and local cheeses, there will be something for everyone. 275 Fifield Tce. Free entry

Scrabble Club Tomorrow, 1.30-3.30pm Go along to the Scrabble Club. No obligation, just go along when you can and join the friendly group. Some boards provided, but feel free to take your own. No fee. Te Hāpua Halswell Centre, 341 Halswell Rd

Christchurch Athenians Toastmasters Today, 7.30-9.15pm Do you get nervous when you talk in front of a group? Maybe you’d like to feel more confident when you speak? Learn by doing in a friendly and supportive environment, at your own pace. You’ll be amazed at how fast you succeed. The Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St

Under 5s Market Saturday, 10am-12.30pm Join us for our under fives market. A huge variety with a mix of new and pre-owned clothing, toys, books and equipment for sale. Cash sales only. Go and get yourself a bargain. Entry $2 The Cashmere Club, 88 Hunter Tce

The Garage Sale Saturday, 8.30am-noon Be there for a fabulous array of bargains for you. From books and magazines, cakes, plants, childrens’ and adults’ clothing, CDs and DVDs, kitchenware, a white elephant stall, furniture and crockery. Hoon Hay Presbyterian Church. 5 Downing St, Hoon Hay




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The first steps in the major redevelopment of Hornby High School have been taken with the library and administration building vacated and the staff and students accommodated in temporary structures elsewhere on the school grounds. The vacated buildings are now awaiting demolition, principal Robin Sutton says, with the Ministry of Education soon to announce the successful contractor for the construction of the first new building. The 80-metre-long, L-shaped building will occupy the footprint of the present building as well as a large open area on the school grounds. In addition to the administration

department and library, this expansive building will also house the science, art and technology departments, the whare, student café and the Learning Commons area (formerly the library). The first stage of the rebuild project includes a new gymnasium complex of basketball-court size, which will sit alongside the existing gymnasium. A key feature of the building will be flexibility. As Mr Sutton points out, it is expected to last for many decades, but there is no way of knowing how education methods might change and what the requirements of teachers and students might be, even in 10 or 20 years’ time. For that

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reason this and all the school’s new buildings have been designed on flexible rather than rigid, old-school lines. Contractors are expected to set up on site within one to two weeks following the demolition, with construction likely to start by late May, Mr Sutton says. Another innovation at Hornby High, which doesn’t involve a new build but rather a re-design, has been the development of the performing arts school, which has seen buildings being remodelled and the auditorium, drama and music departments incorporated under one roof. “Already this has brought more

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collaboration between teachers from the two departments, and students working together on projects,” Mr Sutton says. The principal has a vision for his school and his students as ‘A centre of creative excellence’, and this is based around three goals – learning, well-being and a willingness to take risks. “It’s an ongoing process and we are already seeing signs of improvement, with students gaining increased self-confidence and self-belief. It’s very rewarding to see that.”

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In 2016 we reconsidered our vision as a school, and resolved that our aspiration is to be ‘A centre of creative excellence’ in everything that we do, whether visual arts or chemistry, volleyball or music. The world demands fewer people who can do repetitive tasks and more people who can think creatively and critically. In doing this we haven’t forgotten the importance of the strong relationships that we build with all of our students, and the importance of individualising learning pathways so that we come as close as we can to meeting every individual student’s needs. With term one gone, there is such

wonderful evidence of our students embracing our vision for creative excellence, and everything that it demands. Our focus is firmly on improved academic performance. Central to that is our participation in the Manaiakalani Outreach programme that causes learning using an approach called ‘Learn Create Share’. Chromebooks are vital to support student learning and the evidence is growing almost daily to show that this has a massive positive effect on student learning. Thank you to all whanau who have so far been able to make this significant investment in their tamariki’s education. Our relationships with students and whanau and vital, and we continue to emphasise these as the essential base for all learning. Our student group performing at Polyfest in March were everything that we could want, while we also saw the re-emergence of rugby league as a sport at Hornby High School with teams in both the secondary schools junior and senior league Nines competitions. Their performances revealed a depth of talent that bodes well for the next few years. Their approaches on the field were also examples of students taking calculated

risks in the approaches to sport, and examples of the sort of risk taking and leadership that we have set as a strategic goal for the school. We are very proud of them all.

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A BUZZ OF ACTIVITY The development of Hornby’s Waterloo Business Park is progressing at an impressive pace, assistant development manager Joel Webber says. “It’s a dynamic and constantly evolving landscape. There are currently 12 individual sites under construction and we are expecting ground to be broken on a further three sites in the near future, so there’s a real buzz of activity on-site at the moment.” Roading work presently underway in the area will boost the profile of the park once it is completed, Mr Webber says. “The NZTA-sponsored realignment of Pound Road through to Main South Rd is progressing well, with completion programmed to occur in the fourth quarter of 2017. This will significantly increase heavy vehicle movements along Pound Rd and provide unparalleled profile and visibility to Waterloo Business Park sites with frontage to Pound Rd,” Mr Webber says. “We understand that the programmed stage two of this work, which will eventually connect an extended Pound Rd to the Southern Motorway extension between Springs RD and Rolleston, has been fast-tracked for completion ahead of the original three-year timeframe. “Since our last update, Waterloo Rd has been diverted and the course of the new road runs internally within Waterloo Business Park, which fits part of the bigger roading upgrades and realignments in the area.” In terms of land subdivision, Waterloo Business Park has only a further two stages of development to deliver (Stages 5 and 6) prior

to completion of the project, Mr Webber says. Stage 5 (6.3ha) is programmed to be completed and titled by early August 2017, while Islington Green, Waterloo Business Park’s central Parkland, measuring nearly 24,000sqm, will be completed as part of the Stage 5 works. Mr Webber says Islington Green will deliver “unprecedented open/green space and recreational facilities within a business park context for staff, visitors and local residents to enjoy”. Stage 6 (6.87ha) will round out the land subdivision at Waterloo and completion is expected by the fourth quarter 2017, he says. To support the commercial development, there are plans to redevelop the historic Islington Meat Processing Plant as a retail precinct, with a focus on retaining and redeveloping a number of the historic, Victorian-era industrial buildings. To be known as Islington Square, this will provide a comprehensive convenience retail offering within the business park, Mr Webber says. “We have had a number of studies commissioned that estimate that once it’s completed, built-out and fully operational, Waterloo Business Park will have between 3000 and 5000 employees. “With so many employees on site, it was a logical progression to provide a convenience retail offering within the development,” Mr Webber says. Uses under consideration include food & beverage, pharmacies, drycleaners, and childcare facilities.

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MORE REASONS FOR SHOPPERS TO VISIT THE HUB Already a huge drawcard for Hornby shoppers, The Hub Hornby is now offering even more reasons for people from there and right around the city to visit, with school holiday attractions, new shops and a new customer service. Bound to create a buzz, Lego will be at The Hub during the April school holidays. From Tuesday, April 25 until Saturday April 29 between 11am and 2pm every day, children of all ages will be able to have an authentic Lego experience. Brought in from Australia, the Lego immersive zone features Lego build challenges and other Lego-themed activities, all within a special Lego-themed area. Stores that sell Lego at The Hub will also be promoting their Lego ranges at this time. “Lego has such a universal appeal,” centre manager, Jason Marsden says. “Whilst it has been around since 1932 it has stayed very current, both with the technology it now incorporates and

partnerships with some great movie franchises such as the very popular Star Wars range.” Another new arrival at The Hub is the brand-new Spark store. Situated at the north end of the new food court, the store features an open-plan layout, timber finishes and large digital screens on the two main walls. The most apparent feature of the new site is the large, glazed end wall, which faces north

and lets lots of natural light into the site. From the food court, the natural light and external view draws the eye to the store. The introduction of plastic gift cards at The Hub means the days of dog-eared gift vouchers or vouchers that have gone through the wash are now over. Available in a choice of two designs with matching holders, the new gift cards are a convenient way to buy a gift for that hard-to-shop-for person, or a

great way to reward staff. The cards can be loaded with any amount and used at almost every shop in the centre. A quick and easy online page will tell customers how much credit is left on a card, so all the value can be easily used and balances tracked. Using a new card is even easier – it takes just a simple swipe in the Eftpos terminal with no PIN required.



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Stephanie Bushell “It will make the whole area much better.” From late April, Hornby residents will have the opportunity to have their say on the planned Southwest Leisure Centre when the Christchurch City Council begins the consultation process. At present there are three potential sites for the new centre – Denton Park, Kyle Park and Warren Park, with residents being able to state their preference, or suggest another site. As part of the consultation, the council will also ask if residents want the pool, library and service centre to be built in the same locality or separately. The consultation will run from late April through until June, which will enable groups that meet monthly to discuss the options when they meet in May. Council representatives will be going out to meet the local residents and will also be

Audrey Kimble “A new place to go would be lovely.”

contacting all the schools in the area. Councillor Vicki Buck says there will be lots of opportunity for formal and less formal feedback, with formal drop-in centres at a number of venues, meetings with all groups who use the parks and also newspaper advertising. “The council’s ‘Have your say’ will seek people’s views as well as many other ways including signs at the parks and we’ll ask all local schools and preschools to put it in their newsletter. There will also be a letterbox drop to all neighbours,” Ms Buck said. Western News canvassed Hornby shoppers about their thoughts on the planned centre and what facilities they would be most likely to use. Hornby resident Stephanie Bushell said she would use all the facilities.

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“I would definitely use the pool.”

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“I have young nieces, so for them the pool will be brilliant. It will make the whole area much better.” Audrey Kimble of Hornby said she would use the library. “I go to the library here all the time, and it would be nice to have a bigger library. A new place to go would be lovely.” Lyndsay Ellis, also a local Hornby resident, said he would definitely use the pool. His wife Elizabeth agreed, saying she goes to the Graham Condon pool, but it’s a long way to go, so it would be good to have a pool closer to where they live. Hornby resident Carl Dodds said the pool would be a “nice addition to Hornby”. Most people spoken to believed that Denton Park would be the best location for the new centre.

Dr Chris Hendry, a health service researcher, said that before building new facilities councils needed to look at the demographics of the particular area, to see what was needed and what was most appropriate. “There should also be a point of difference between community hubs like this, so they are not competing with each other,” Dr Hendry said. It would be a good idea if the new Southwest Leisure Centre had a pool that was suitable for the elderly to use, she said. “It needs to be an indoor pool or at least have some roof cover. I also think it would be good if rest home residents from the local area could be brought to the pool,” she said.

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Don’t expect Toyota’s big Land Cruiser 200 to change much in the next few years. The reason being is that the platform on which it is based has already served the test of time in terms of how it has been engineered for purpose. It has also been constantly upgraded to earn the reputation as one of the industry’s best off-road drivelines. The ladder chassis, the four-wheel-drive mechanicals and the big engine all combine to provide a vehicle which is an off-road champion and a station wagon/sport utility vehicle with few competitors. The Land Cruiser 200 has just had another make-over, and I think that is all you can expect from Toyota and Land Cruiser at this stage. The changes Toyota has made to the Land Cruiser go a long way to keep the model fresh without compromising its ability. For 2016 the Land Cruiser gets new frontal treatment – bonnet, grille and bumper – while

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PRICE Lexus GSF, $174,900 DIMENSIONS Length, 4915mm; width, 1845mm; height, 1440mm CONFIGURATION V8, rear-wheel-drive, 4969cc, 351kW, 530Nm, eightspeed automatic. PERFORMANCE 0-100km/ h, 4.6sec FUEL USAGE 11.3l/100km The Lexus F series cars have always been one of my favourites from the marque. It all started with the introduction of the IS series in 2007; that car was available with a 5-litre V8, the concept of a big engine in a small car has always appealed to me. There have been several V8s across the Lexus lineup before and since, although I think it would be fair to say that the 5-litre V8 has been Lexus’ best kept secret given that today the brand has a huge emphasis on hybrid power. That aside, a new generation GS F has landed and, as you can guess, the F represents V8, the same 4969cc unit which has powered the performance arm of the Lexus brand. The GS is a lot bigger than the IS mentioned in my introduction, but performance isn’t hindered, the GS F is a monster regarding power output and performance, and it arrives in a coupe-like sedan body style which oozes desire and practicality. Landing here at $174,900, the GSF also comes loaded with goodies, and much of that is sight unseen. It has all of the latest technical components which combine for safety and

performance. It is a complicated car which is designed for high-speed motoring but also has the manners which promote casual driving for city speeds. However, it is mostly a car which beckons for the open roads, and there are driverselectable sport mode protocols which can be tailored to suit any driving style or conditions. In simple mechanical terms, the GS has a longitudinally-mounted engine up front with drive channelled through an eight-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels. Up front, the engine is rated with a massive 351kW and 530Nm of torque. If you take into account that peak power is available at 7100rpm and torque across a wide spread from 4800rpm to 5600rpm, it is not only a powerhouse, but it revs freely to the top end and is strong from all points of the rev band. Lexus claim a 4.6sec from a standstill to 100km/h time, and by my stopwatch, it will lunge from 80km/h to 120km/h in 3.8sec. These are quick times which easily satisfy, and if you are letting the engine breathe freely it affords a sound that is truly enticing, it wails and thunders, albeit with a little help from the









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Jessica Macartney and Brent Tomlinson display the State of Mind jersey the players wear. The Hornby Rugby League Club is one of two Christchurch league clubs that has put in place a programme designed to foster a healthy mental state in its players. Recognising the devastating effects that can occur if mental health issues are not addressed, the NRL has developed its NRL State of Mind grass roots programme. Now in its second season, it comprises a six-step recognition process targeted at club leadership level – club administrators, coaches, managers and senior members. Australian Jessica Macartney, community manager – NRL Health, who was in Christchurch recently to present the programme, says the idea is to change the culture of the clubs by educating these leaders about mental health and how to deal with difficulties young players may have around mental health, and passing this on to them through mentoring. “Each club has its own needs,” Jessica says, “so it’s a matter of working out what’s best, and we do this through the six-step recognition process. It takes two seasons to get through the six-step process.” In 2016 there were five New Zealand clubs and 30 Australian clubs participating in the programme. This year a further five clubs have joined the programme in New Zealand, and in Australia, after a substantial State Government funding boost, there are 105 clubs going through the programme, Jessica says. Two leading NRL players, Simon Mannering and Tofofoa Sipley, have been appointed as Ambassadors for NRL State of Mind in New Zealand. As stated on the NRL State of Mind website, the key outcomes of the programme are: to

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There have been more celebrations in the House of Travel Hornby office recently as the team have recently been named ‘Best performing Small Outlet’ in New Zealand for House of Travel for the second year in a row. “We are absolutely delighted with the win,” says owner/ operator Paula Waldeck. “We are only two and a half years old, so to have this title under our belt twice is such a credit to our fabulous team,” she says. As the temperatures in Christchurch cool down, that’s when people start thinking seriously about winter breaks in warmer climes, Paula says. And the hot destinations this season, are the South Pacific islands – especially Fiji and Rarotonga. “These destinations are popular because they are close, safe and easy to travel to. And with the direct flights now on offer to both destinations from Christchurch, not going via Auckland or Sydney, it’s much easier not having to negotiate another airport – plus it means more time on the beach.” Cheap travel to Europe is the other big news of the moment, Paula says. “These deals are the most competitive I’ve ever seen. Destinations like Greece and Spain, for example, are great places to be during the New Zealand winter and we look forward to organising trips to exciting places like these for our clients.” The consultants at House of Travel Hornby are all passionate about travel themselves, as well. Christine Gilliver has just returned from a 10-day, five-star trip to Japan, which she says was “amazing”, especially visiting the mountains. Kirsty Stewart is heading off to India this month, Shaunice Ross has just come back from Fiji and will be travelling to The Philippines in May. All these diverse travel experiences enable the consultants to advise their clients on what to expect and how to make the most of the various destinations they visit. This month House of Travel Hornby will be welcoming a new member to the team – senior consultant Amanda Ellis. Amanda has a wealth of experience in the travel industry, and is another keen traveller. Her next trip will be to the Great Barrier Reef. House of Travel Hornby is located at 40 Carmen Road, with easy parking right outside the door, so call in soon and start planning your winter holiday with one of their friendly and knowledgeable consultants.


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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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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

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Gourmet delights on Emerald Princess „„ By Mike Yardley LOSING WEIGHT while on-board an ocean cruise is a forlorn goal. Virtuously though, I circumnavigated the promenade deck of the Emerald Princess so many times, I felt as if I’d walked my way to Tasmania. All the more reason to succumb to the great slate of culinary salivation bursting forth. The old-faithfuls can be found throughout the ship, from the billowing buffet ballast at Horizon Court, to the more formal a la carte dining rooms of Boticelli, Da Vinci and Michelangelo. Cheap and cheerful snacks abound, whether it’s a slice or three of poolside pizza from Prego Pizzeria, hamburgers and hot dogs at Trident Grill or sweet servings on a whim from Scoops ice cream bar. Generously studded with 13 dining venues, it’s the specialty

dining experiences that lure the gastronomes for a sense of culinary discovery, flavourful fun and design finesse. The headliner is Share by Curtis Stone. But my first stop was The Salty Dog, a playful gastropub cheerily garlanded in Union Jack bunting. It’s the share-plates expe-

MOUTH-WATERING: Two gourmet plates at The Salty Dog.

rience that you should plump for, whereby for an $18 cover charge, you can select two gourmet plates from the cravable menu, spanning melt-in-your-mouth lobster mac and cheese to wild caught calamari frites. Another unmissable gastronomic encounter can be found at the premium seafood, steak and chop house, Crown Grill. I started with chilean sea bass and brioche-breaded king prawns, before hitting the meat. The globally-sourced range of premium chops elicited a patriotic pick on my part, opting for the New Zealand double lamb chops in rosemary essence with garden fresh vegetables. Divine. The piece de resistance is the stirring six-course degustation fine dining affair at Share. With supreme ocean views over the ship’s wake, the fresh, instantly agreeable and homely design elements mark a huge departure from the standard cruise ship aesthetic. Decorative curios, books and

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photos from Curtis’ personal collection, add to its informal ambience. A star feature is the sweeping communal table tailor-made for sharing food, while exquisite hand-blown glass pendants, etched with words like family, togetherness and travel, dangle above the table. The award-winning Melbourne-born chef who has made quite a splash in Hollywood, has crafted a small plates menu specifically for Australasian tastes. There are scallops, lightly seared with a sesame and chickpea puree, lamb loin matched with harissa scented couscous and steelhead trout lying in a white wine beurre blanc. The six-course experience traverses starters, salads, pasta, seafood, meat with a final flourish reserved for dessert. A selection of Curtis Stone dishes are now served in the main dining rooms across the entire fleet of 18 Princess ships.

AWARD-WINNER: Curtis Stone’s small plates menu caters for Australasian tastes. (Right) – Calamari frites at The Salty Dog.

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A more youthful appearance When it comes to dentures, Christchurch people have access to world-leading techniques and oral aesthetics right on their doorstep. At his Montreal St studio Lovebite, internationally-renowned dental technician Richard Greenlees creates beautiful bespoke dentures with small nuances in the fabrication, colour and shape and even slight imperfections to create a uniquely individual smile. Not only do Lovebite teeth look real, the whole structure and shape of the patient’s face is transformed with Richard’s top-ofthe-line dentures – something he calls his signature ‘denture lift’. “With appropriate facial support, the facial tissues are brought back into the correct position, the lips are reformed, and beauty is restored,” he says. It is the interior architecture of a Lovebite denture that helps to create a more youthful appearance by recovering the face and skeletal shape that can be lost after years of wearing dentures. As the smile is transformed, so is the patient’s confidence, and the way they feel about themselves. There is no need for

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A natural approach to health

WARNING: A hot paint-stripping gun and dry wood is a dangerous combination.

Take care when stripping paint „„ By Mark Thomas – Fire Risk Management Officer ABOUT ONCE a year we get called to a house that has been set on fire with a paint stripping heat gun. Of course, houses that have paint of so many coats and thickness that they require a heat gun, are normally made of timber, generally many years old and dry as a bone. We had one of these fires on Tuesday in Jutland St, North New Brighton. Thankfully, this time the occupants of the house noticed the wisps of smoke and called the Fire Service nice and early. So that a garden hose and a thermal imaging camera check for hot spots were all that was needed. Sometimes the result is much worse. It pays to check for any gaps between weatherboards before starting. Birds or rodent nests in wall cavities are often responsible for fire development. Don’t burn your house down trying to improve it. Smoke was also seen seeping out of a house by neighbours in Skipton St, Mairehau, a week ago. This time it turned out to be muffins too long in the oven so it was a matter of clearing the smoke away for the attending crew. Sad for the St Albans watch that attended. They like muffins. Daylight saving ended on Sunday. If you haven’t already done it, take the time to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms.

What do you consider to be the main moderator of your health? Do you consider what you eat to be the number one influence on the way your body operates, or is it the amount and type of exercise? Maybe you feel that the way you handle or deal with the stress of modern life to be the major determinant in how well and healthy you are. It could be that you feel there is a more spiritual component at play or that your genes or family history determines your health. What about health literacy? Is there a correlation between your knowledge of your own body’s workings and how healthy you are? Health literacy is about having the ability to obtain, understand and process information and services related to health and to make appropriate health decisions based on this knowledge. All of these things play an important role in health and obviously some will have more of a role than others depending on the individual. How you understand and choose to deal with your health is a complex issue involving many influences. As a natural health practitioner I see my role as being

someone that can help other people to recognise the importance of these moderators, identifying the ones that are central to their health and to give them the tools and knowledge to make the choices they want to in order to achieve their health goals. I help people understand their health - explaining tests and diagnosis’s as well as researching treatments available to them. The most important approach to your health is one that is informed - we need to remember that we have choices and that it is our responsibility to question, research, explore all of the moderators involved in this aspect of our lives. No matter how you choose to deal with your health, if you are feeling uninformed, confused, frustrated, blasé or overwhelmed reach out to someone to help you feel more knowledgeable. I don’t believe there is one single approach to health (or to anything in life!), at times this is overwhelming especially if you are dealing with a chronic or life threatening issue. This is the time when you want someone to tell you the one thing that you can do that will turn things around. Unfortunately even in these

The Leisure Centre at McKenzie Lifestyle Village McKenzie Lifestyle Village is in the final stages of completion. There are still great sites available and we also have a number of affordable villas ready for immediate occupation. Our beautiful Leisure Centre was opened last year and the pools, gymnasium and library and lounge area are in use daily. Outside, the bowling green is very popular along with Petanque, Mini-golf and Table Bowls. By next summer the Croquet Lawn will also be available. The residents enjoy an enviable resort style lifestyle. It is also surprisingly affordable. A former Christchurch resident, Judith, says “We couldn’t have all this for what we are paying if we were still in Christchurch.” Another resident, David, says “my wife and I have never been so well off as we are now we moved to McKenzie Lifestyle Village.” There are fuller testimonials on the village homepage at

Geraldine is a great little town with a very pleasant microclimate. There is plenty to do in and around the town with art galleries, theatre and cinema, interesting shops and boutiques, two museums and a wide range of good places to eat. For the more adventurous there are river and forest walks nearby, opportunities for biking and a choice of two local golf clubs. For more information you can talk to David Connolly about this on 0800 84 55 24.


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situations a multi-pronged approach is needed and that is where employing the guidance of a natural health practitioner can be of use. There are also times when a single approach has been exhausted and people are feeling like they have tried everything - often this is just a case of those people not being exposed to other choices and possible options. It is a great thing when you can facilitate a change that was previously unknown and get a positive result. Marshall’s Health & Natural Therapy, 110 Seaview Road, New Brighton, PH: 388-5757 or email:



Marshall’s Health and Natural Therapy have two qualified medical herbalists and a team of highly trained natural health advisors all offering a vast array of knowledge and experience. We challenge ourselves to not only offer a great service, but to also go that step further in terms of getting to the heart of your health issues and to help initiate change that will improve your health in the long term. Our Herbalist Nadine Driver is available for private consultations, providing guidance and education on a one on one basis. We also have a fully stocked dispensary packed with high quality herbs and supplements! Come on in and have a chat and start to become more informed and educated about the options available to support good health and wellbeing.

• Private consultations - with a focus on individualised health plans that suit your specific needs and budget • Bach flower remedies and consultations • NZ Plant Rhythms remedies • Practitioner only supplements available on prescription or via consultation • Comprehensive range of dried herbs and liquid extracts, including NZ native herbs • Tailor made tonics, medicinal creams, ointments, gels and poultices • Comprehensive Functional testing including, hair & stool analysis, hormones, blood, thyroid etc. • Blood pressure checks

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

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Support and Resources for Independent Living Can we help you or someone you support? Disability Information Service – a ‘one stop information service’ which offers unbiased advice to assist people navigate their way to organisations or services that can provide them with support or advice. Aspire Canterbury Shop – shop online or call in to our shop at 314 Worcester Street and view our range of easier living products We also hire out wheelchairs, ramps and walkers. walkers to purchase (FroM $230) or hire


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Pain management Living with pain can be the hardest part of living with arthritis. For some forms of arthritis, the cause of the pain is often not well understood. There are over 620,000 New Zealanders living with a diagnosis of arthritis. That’s one in six, but one in two is over 75 years of age. Arthritis-related pain causes significant difficulties for many people. They find that it impacts on their ability to conduct everyday activities and to live life as fully as possible. Sleeping at night becomes a challenge and for many they hide their pain from family and friends. It’s important that those with arthritis pain seek advice from their GP, pharmacist or an Arthritis Educator.

Pain management programmes, (such as those held by Arthritis New Zealand), tend to work well for older people. There is a focus on what you can do rather than what you cannot do. Pain may limit some of the things that you can do, but it doesn’t have to control your life. You can learn ways to manage your pain. You may have to try different self-management techniques until you find what works best for you. The key points of pain management will be explored at the Workshops on 19th and 20th April. It is important that you ask for help when you need it. There is a great deal of information on our website www. or call our helpline 0800 663 463

Manage your arthritis Wednesday 19 April 9.30-11.30am Workshop Pain Management Avonhead Baptist Church 102 Avonhead Road, Christchurch Do you live with the pain of an arthritis condition like: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or one of the many other forms? If so, please come along to this workshop; learn more about how pain works, and options available for managing it.

Wednesday 19 April Group Information sessions 1-2pm: Osteoarthritis 2.15-3.15pm: Polymyalgia Rheumatica 3.30-4.30pm: Fibromyalgia

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Thursday 20 April 9.30-11.30am Workshop Pain Management Oxford Terrace Baptist Church 288 Oxford Terrace (Access from Madras St)


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Golden Health Care Time Honoured Remedy Golden Healthcare Group’s position at the forefront of Canterbury’s residential care services is cemented by a state-ofthe-art facility being developed at Lady Wigram Retirement Village. The concept is to provide hotel-style accommodation for those residents who enjoy being part of a vibrant, social community. The group has already completed 50 villas with an additional 17 to be completed by early 2017. Until the full project is finalised, one of the villas built during the first stage of construction has been converted to accommodate social events such as bowls, happy hours, high teas and television viewing of sports fixtures. Once the project is complete, it will comprise 101 villas, 73 apartments, and 100 care beds. The proposed facilities will include a rest home, hospital, and dementia facilities, and permanent amenities such as a community centre, Bowling Green, swimming and spa pools, a gym, a theatre, a library, and a hairdressing salon. The villas will be offered in a combination of two and three bedrooms whereas apartment residents will have a choice between one and two bedrooms. The Lady Wigram Retirement Village is a short stroll from The Landing, the central retail hub of the Wigram Skies subdivision, and only a short drive to Hornby Mall, the Hornby Working Men’s Club and the city. Lady Wigram Retirement Village is one of eight facilities operated by Golden Healthcare Group that offer a variety of residential care services. The large Christchurch-based group is a privately owned provider that strives to support every aspect of aged care. Rest home care is provided in the Golden Age Rest Home and Brookhaven Rest Home, both of which also encompass retirement villages. Brookhaven also has a dementia care unit along with the dedicated Camellia Court, Albarosa, and Somerfield rest homes. Furthermore, the Hoon Hay Rest Home is a dedicated dementia wing, but the Hoon Hay House on the same site specialises in mental health. Within the facilities, there are plenty of opportunities to create unique environments for differing requirements for residents. Nursing care is provided by registered nurses, regular scheduled medical appointments and on-call doctors ensure residents’ health is well monitored. An activities co-ordinator ensures residents will never be bored and they participate in programmed activities, games, sing-alongs

with performances by visiting entertainers, library book exchange and exercise programmes. The group has four vans to utilise for residents outings. Each facility has its own kitchen and offers nutritious home-style meals and baking, and special diets are catered for. Golden Healthcare employs 260 at its facilities which care for about 350 residents. All staff are highly trained, experienced, and qualified in their roles. Each facility offers regular resident and family meetings to ensure feedback is encouraged, and dementia facilities also offer educational evening for families to understand the dementia process. Respite care is also provided at all facilities. The Golden Healthcare Group website provides full contacts.

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

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Mazda MX-5 offers Warming winter with thrilling drive EnviroMaster „„ By Ross Kiddie WHEN MAZDA first produced its MX-5 convertible, the concept was loosely based around the high performance Lotus Elan of the 60s. There’s no denying the success Mazda has had with the MX-5, every generation has been true to the original, and I don’t know anyone who isn’t smitten with the affordable sports car. That being the case, I was a little surprised to find that the latest generation model was designed in collaboration with the Fiat/Chrysler group. We are unlikely to see the Fiat equivalent here in New Zealand, it’s rumoured to be a left-hand-drive model only; but we will see Abarth versions here in right-hand-drive, and it will arrive with a 1.4litre turbocharged engine. Incidentally, Abarth is the performance arm of Fiat in Italy. I’m not here to praise the Abarth, I doubt that I’ll ever get a drive of that vehicle, but what I do know is that Mazda is determined not to lose grip on the popularity of MX-5, nor its market share, and have launched it here in four variations to cater for all driving tastes. In simple terms, there is a 1.5-litre manual model, a 2-litre manual or automatic, and a 2-litre convertible hardtop. I’ve driven all but the hardtop, and have come to appreciate what Mazda have done with the MX-5, it is still the fun, beautifully balanced sports car which has a chassis and suspension that can only be described as delightful. This evaluation focuses on the 2-litre manual, and it sits in the market at $46,995. $40,995 will get you into the 1.5litre manual, automatic transmission on the 2-litre adds $1500. Effectively, the engine is the same, but for bore and stroke differences which determine cubic capacity. The 2-litre model pumps out 118kW and 200Nm against 96kW and 150Nm, and if you add in its weight of just over 1000kg the power-to-weight balance is definitely biased towards performance. When you fire up the Mazda MX-5 you know you are in for a thrilling ride; the engine is raspy

MAZDA MX-5: Designed with the Fiat/Chrysler group. use the power on tap it and a little raw, not so is there to entertain that it’s overbearing, but audibly. it does have sound which The MX-5 is all about lets you know that there is character, and it has a something just a little bit chassis that delivers one different about the car. It of the finest handling has always been that way, sensations you are ever it’s just part of the ethos likely to experience. The that harks back to my steering is pin-sharp, and introduction, the Lotus by sitting almost over Elan was also vibrant from the rear axles you get a under the bonnet. lot of feel as to what the • Price – Mazda MX-5 suspension is doing in Ltd, $46,995 relation to the road surface. • Dimensions – Length, Short-wheelbase, rear3915mm; width, wheel-drive cars can be 1735mm; height, twitchy at the rear under 1230mm power, and the MX-5 is no • Configuration – Fourexception, but grip through cylinder, rear-wheelthe 205/45 x 17in sport drive,1998cc, 118kW, specification Bridgestone 200Nm, six-speed Potenza rubber is high and manual. you really have to work • Performance – hard to lose traction. Of 0-100km/h, 6.6sec course, that is immediately • Fuel usage – arrested through the 6.9l/100km traction control electronics, but the point is the MX-5 can be playful and, as a Where Mazda has buyer, you wouldn’t want excelled with the MX-5 is anything less. in its driving dynamics, I took the test car inland you feel so very much a from Windwhistle almost part of the car, everything all of the way to Lake from the short-shifting Coleridge Village, my gear lever through to the favourite high country feel from the suspension and the way you as a driver road, and thoroughly enjoyed the way the MX-5 are connected to the rearattacked the corners yet wheel-drive feel, the MX-5 drives in a fashion which involves the driver and drags him/her tightly to the allows the driver to use its elements which make it the qualities to full potential. The driving environment sports machine it is. In terms of performance, is one of massive appeal, everything about the MX-5 the MX-5 in 2-litre form is beautifully engineered, will haul to 100km/h from from the cockpit to a standstill in 6.6sec, and lowering the roof down will make an overtaking with one hand in one manoeuvre in 4.9sec (80easy movement, there is 120km/h). And at the nothing to criticise, and same time it will also sip the newcomer is true to fuel frugally, Mazda claim the concept which has a 6.9l/100km (41mpg) made it so successful and combined cycle average. The twin-camshaft, four- appealing. Of course, it is a selfish cylinder unit is one from the new range of SkyActive car, any buyer will only be able to have one passenger engines which have found at a time as it has two seats their way into most of only, and that in itself Mazda’s current product, it suggests that everything has character and likes to be heard; at highway speed about the MX-5 is a little different. it settles down, but if you

Are you struggling with the heat of Summer or wanting to get organised for Winter? With the ever changing weather patterns, heat pumps have the flexibility of being able to heat and cool which is an advantage no other appliance can offer. This represents great value for your investment as you can use it all year round. The team at Enviro Master Ltd can help keep you cool this Summer either at home or work. Enviro Master supplies, installs and services all the leading brands including Panasonic, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi and Daikin. This means our team can show you which system and brand will best suit your needs. We currently have savings up to $600 off the recommended retail price on selected models. Would you like to maximise the number of days you can use your swimming pool? Heating your pool can do this and one of the most cost effective ways is with a water heat pump. Enviro Master Ltd can supply, install and service you swimming pool heat pump providing you with a comfortable, extended swimming season. Servicing your heat pump is extremely important to ensure that it is working as

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Air Con Christchurch The facts about Tucker Electrical home ventilation We at Tucker Electrical offer true solutions with full visibility and quality products. Air Con Christchurch Tucker Electrical specialize in providing Heating, Ventilation and Solar solutions with Automation to save energy. As a sister company they provide the complete package with all warranties and an Air Con New Zealand $50,000 workmanship warranty, being agents for Mitsubishi Electrical, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Gree, Toshiba plus multiple supply options for solar solutions. Home Automation is fast becoming the normal control of energy and the Econnecx locally designed system is cost effective and can be used to control all aspects of your commercial or home premises from turning lights on/off to the control of the heat pump central heating systems, and of course the biggest saver, hot water, all from your phone via an app. Mitsubishi Hypercore is an ideal heat pump/ air conditioner for the South Island as it works at the nominal rating down to minus 15 degrees at full rated output (no other brand of heat pump does that), add to the performance in the cold the multi direction louvers and duct vane air louvers and advanced air filtration with the movement sensor, all these add up to the best performer in the range of all brands heat pumps and wifi control and you have an unbeatable solution.

With Solar PV (Electrical Power Generation) there are many pit falls and false quick sales are being made due to misleading television advertising and badly sold solutions. We at Tucker Electrical offer true solutions with full visibility and quality products providing instant assessment of your actual generation suitability by a full report. Did you know you can, if installed correctly, check each panel is working correctly? Did you know you can assess/see the total amount of generation of your system and the instant position of generation? Many package deals do not offer this and then you are only guessing when trying to maximise the use and benefit of your investment. On a financial return basis we can show you how a 12% return on your investment is quite simple. Call us for any information or confirmations for free Build Back Smarter Home Assessments which are supported by the Christchurch City Council (we are one of only three suppliers for the programme). All our assessors are Beacon Pathway Accredited and trained. Call Stephen Tucker on 027 432 6222 anytime or the office on 343 3049 to book an appointment or assessment and free quote for Tucker Electrical or Air Con Christchurch.

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A truly unique opportunity, this beautifully designed contemporary home offers a position like nothing you’ve seen before. Boasting access to the beach front with its very own mooring. Fall in love and be mesmerized as you enter this amazing abode. Set in an absolute one-of-a-kind position on a landscaped 1106m² with amazing outdoor entertaining areas. This exceptional double glazed home offers functional family living with sumptuous style and the space to suit! This lovely property plays host to five bedrooms, three double sized, one single plus a studio area. The main bedroom a real treat for parents with its own gas fire, walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and a wonderful flow to the decking overlooking the water. The European kitchen area is incredible and offers amazing picturesque views over the bay to Quail Island and Diamond Harbour. The spacious living areas flow to the private outdoor entertaining space, while the kitchen with its bi-fold window offers a unique space to enjoy your morning cuppa plus many other bells and whistles, which is sure to delight the ‘chef ’ of the home. Under-tile heating in master ensuite bathroom, two heat pumps, two gas fires, plus log burner will ensure you and your family stay warm in the winter months. Outside the north, west and south-facing aspects of this lovely home means the patio/entertainment areas enjoy sunshine throughout the day. On cooler nights

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THE TONER Sisters were raised on country music, performing with mum and dad as e Toner Family. ey each eventually took their cra in other directions and each has had amazing musical careers. Long-time admirers of one another’s work, Lynne, Celine and Adrienne have �nally come full circle, together in a collaboration that both excites them and rejuvenates their love of country music. Together they perform songs that shaped their lives and brought them to where they are today. eir charming ‘onstage antics’, big voices, mesmerising harmonies and sisterly love will leave you feeling very much part of e Toner Family. Together, their list of achievements in Country Music is second to none. Collectively they were regulars on TVNZ’s ‘THAT’S COUNTRY’, have opened for Ricky Scaggs, Larry Gatlin & e

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