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„„ By Andrew King POLICE HAVE raided a house and seized shoes and a cellphone as they close in on teenagers involved in the ‘drown him’ assault case. Four teenagers attacked a 15-year-old, dragged him to a water race and held his head underwater chanting “drown him.” The incident took place in Rolleston on November 4 after a fireworks display. The victim spent the night in hospital because of his injuries. Police have been tight-lipped over their investigation since the attack was revealed by The Star last month. But yesterday they confirmed a search warrant was executed on a Rolleston property last week. “Police have executed a search warrant in regard to this matter as we continue to gather evidence,” a spokeswoman said. “Police have identified people of interest and no one else is being sought. Police are continuing to support the victim.” The Star has learned shoes and a cellphone were seized. But police would not discuss any specifics of what was taken in the raid. The teenager was assaulted when he allegedly refused to hand over his cap after he was confronted by four other teenagers on Tennyson St at about 10.30pm on November 4.

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK FIGHT OR flight? They are genes we have but we usually don’t know which one dominates the brain until the unexpected happens. And when it does you either stand and fight, make a run for it, or give up. Emely van Ras (see page 4,5) has the fight gene. And she needed it when she found an intruder in her house in the early hours of the morning. Running was not an option with young children, asleep, in the house. So Emely’s fight gene kicked in. She took control of the situation, and let the intruder know she wasn’t giving in without a fight. That’s easier said than done, but it worked, and the suspect is now in custody. So what is fight or flight? It’s a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival. Physiological changes are activated to give the body increased strength and speed in anticipation of fighting or running. Great stuff Emely. – Barry Clarke

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This week in history saw the New Zealand Company agree to reserve two and a half million acres as a site for the Canterbury settlement on December 12, 1849. On December 14, 1907, the first Plunket Shield cricket match was played at Lancaster Park. Auckland defeated Canterbury. On December 15, 1848, Captain Joseph Thomas, William Fox, and surveyors Cass and Torlesse arrived at the site of Lyttelton in the Fly. Thomas named the

harbour Port Victoria. He and his party had been sent by the Canterbury Association to choose a site for the new colony and make the necessary preparations for the arrival of settlers in 1850. On December 15, 1945, the railway line to Picton was completed. On December 16, 1850, the Charlotte Jane and Randolph arrived at Lyttelton. On December 16, 1864, the

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foundation stone was laid for Christchurch Cathedral. The weather was atrocious. On December 16, 1944, the reconstructed cob cottage at Ferrymead opened. On December 16, 1984, John Walker (left) became the first person to run a sub 4min mile in Canterbury. He broke the record at QE II Park. December 17, 1850, Sir George Seymour arrived.

If history is anything to go by Christchurch and Wellington are the main centres most likely to experience a dry Christmas Day, while Auckland and Hamilton are the least likely. NIWA meteorologist Bell Noll has studied past Christmases to get an indication of the weather for December 25. Christchurch has experienced just four wet Christmas Days in the last 30 years.

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Dalziel expected charges over CTV MAYOR LIANNE Dalziel has said publicly for the first time she thought there would have been a prosecution over the collapse of the CTV Building. In her weekly column for The Star on page 22, Ms Dalziel said the police decision not to prosecute over the building’s collapse had caused enormous distress

among some of the families of those killed. “I truly believed the decision would be otherwise.” The CTV Building pancaked in the 6.3 magnitude February 22, 2011, earthquake, killing 115 people. Some of the families say they will not give up the fight for justice after police announced

they would not pursue criminal charges. Ms Dalziel said the Crown Law advice was to prosecute, but the deputy solicitor general’s interpretation of the prosecution guidelines determined otherwise. Ms Dalziel said she could not publicly express her opinion while the police investigation

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E-cig sets off hotel fire alarm Owner learns lesson after two call-outs „„ By Sarla Donovan JEREMY DYER will be vaping outside in future. The Governors Bay Hotel owner learned his lesson the hard way after his e-cigarette sparked two fire call-outs over the past few weeks. The culprit is a new Type-4 fire alarm system which has proved to be more sensitive than he thought. “Once you set it off, you get the fire brigade at your door 6min later,” Mr Dyer said. “They’re extremely efficient.” The first incident happened about two weeks ago at 2am. The second was on Saturday, December 2. Lorna Forrester was working in the bar when the alarm went off. “It was quite funny,” she said. “Jeremy was using his vape up in the flat upstairs when the alarm just went off.” Patrons were evacuated and minutes later, two fire trucks from Lyttelton and Governors Bay arrived. “They were very speedy. We just gave the boys some drinks on the house (once they’d

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In Brief CRASH VICTIM NAMED The Christchurch man killed in a crash on the Rakaia Bridge on Tuesday was 48-year-old Ian Adrian Yee. Mr Yee was killed when the vehicle he was in collided with a truck on State Highway 1 at about 2.42pm. Two ambulances and a helicopter were sent to the scene and another person was taken to Christchurch Hospital with moderate injuries. The road was closed causing massive traffic delays until about 9.30pm. The serious crash unit is investigating. $20M SPENT ON REPAIRS Repairing the city council’s heritage buildings has cost more than $20 million so far. City council heritage programme manager Richie Moyle said since 2011, it had completed 35 heritage earthquake repairs and strengthening projects. He said it had totalled nearly $20.3 million. POLICE WANT LIQUOR BAN Police are calling for a temporary liquor ban to be put in place around Stanmore Rd’s Linwood Village before New Year. City councillors decided last week to request staff urgently look into introducing a permanent ban in the village and Doris Lusk Reserve, and putting a temporary ban in before summer begins. They also requested staff meet with police to discuss the installation of cameras in the area. It comes after concerns people drinking in the area are making others feel unsafe, impacting on businesses and rubbish being left.

VAPING: Governors Bay Hotel owner Jeremy Dyer puffing on his e-cigarette which set off the hotel’s fire alarm. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

changed into their civvies.)” Mr Dyer said it was a good trial-run evacuation. “I think we have a very safe building.” Chief fire officer Andrew Norris said the public should be aware that vaping sparked

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„„ By Sarla Donovan A MOTHER of two has revealed how she confronted an armed intruder in her home in the early hours of the morning and forced him to leave. Emely van Ras used a ceremonial Fijian “skull crusher” to hold the man off. Miss van Ras was woken at 3am in her Scarborough home when she heard her gate squeak and thought it was her dog. She got out of bed, put on her dressing gown, and went downstairs where she found a man crouching on the floor of the kitchen. He stood up. Miss van Ras said, “who the f*** are you?” The man then pulled out a knife. “I thought about the kids downstairs asleep and started backing towards

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the bedroom. I knew I had this wooden ornament I’d bought in Fiji, called a skull crusher – it looks a bit like an axe,” she told The Star this week. “It’s all I could think about, I just needed to protect myself. I don’t know if I would have used it but I wasn’t scared – I just took control. I had to, because of the kids,” she said of her 12 and nine-year-old who were sleeping. The intruder followed her into the bedroom. He kept asking for money, “I want money, didn’t you hear me, I said money.”

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stands up to home invader “The police were amazing, so supportive. “They came with dogs. He’d (intruder) parked at No 9 and the dogs picked up his smell at other houses.” The home invasion happened on October 24. A week later police arrested a 31-year-old and charged him with three aggravated burglaries in Scarborough, Mt Pleasant, Sumner and Redcliffs. Police are still investigating a fourth home invasion-type burglary. The home invasions and other crime in the area has prompted the formation of the Safer Sumner group, which is fundraising to buy two CCTV security cameras for the area. Miss van Ras is part of the group. Residents had been concerned for a number of years that property-related crime in the area was on the rise. Police Tactical Crime Unit Senior Constable Nigel Barton said there had been a “spike” in property-related crime in the area from mid-September through to early November, including the four aggravated burglaries.

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BUDDY: Emely van Ras with her dog Chok at her Scarborough home. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Miss van Ras said the intruder climbed on top of a barbecue and got through an open laundry window. “I was really strong with him and I think that put him on the back foot. He wasn’t expecting strength – nor was he expecting me to be up.” Police told her people have either a fight or flight response. “I had no idea I’d react like that. Maybe it was just the

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Ratepayers fork out for Fanfare „„ By Bridget Rutherford THE FANFARE artwork may have been a gift, but it will cost ratepayers tens of thousands of dollars to maintain over the years. The Neil Dawson sculpture, which sits near Chaneys Corner next to the Northern Motorway, was installed in June 2015. City council head of parks Brent Smith said it had cost about $12,060 to maintain it since it was installed. He said those costs were mainly related to replacing the power box. On top of that, the city council had to pay for the electricity to power the sphere sculpture’s colourful lights, he said. “The lights are not solar powered and cost $588 per year in electricity charges.” Mr Smith said every year, the sculpture needed a structural inspection, light maintenance, a power box check, a touch up of galvanised paint to protect it from rust, and weed and litter removal. That costs about $4800. Every five years, five per cent of the 360 spinning steel fans need to be replaced, along with any other steel that required it, at

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In Brief BANKS TO CLOSE Westpac will close its Sydenham, New Brighton and Lincoln branches due to changing customers banking habits. Westpac last year closed 19 branches, citing declining overthe-counter transactions. A spokesperson said where possible, it plans to retain a banking solution for our customers in those locations, such as an ATM. CAMPERVAN STATIONS Campervan dump stations may be installed on Banks Peninsula. The Banks Peninsula Community Board has asked city council staff to research the idea after the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association offered to contribute towards the cost.

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Well known teacher faces another Chris Todd has just retired after teaching for 31 years at Christchurch Boys’ High School. She also has terminal cancer – shattering to most, Toddy, as she is affectionately known, is taking it in her stride. Julia Evans reports CHRIS TODD knew she had cancer before her doctor said the word. The Christchurch Boys’ High School maths and athletics teacher, known as Toddy, figured it out after being sent for blood tests and CT scans. From the stomach down, then from the neck down, then just in her liver. “I didn’t drink, I wasn’t overweight. There shouldn’t have been anything wrong,” she said. She was referred to an oncologist. “A little voice in my head said something wasn’t right . . . I hadn’t been told it was cancer but I was seeing an oncologist. I knew by that stage,” she said. It was on April 10, 2014, when her doctor finally said she had a gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumour. “I said yeah, alright. I know . . . the doctor said start working on your bucket list.” She was told it had spread and she was terminal. There are 27

ACTIVE: Retired school teacher Chris Todd has inoperable cancer. She is now working on her bucket list. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

tumours in her hip bone – she calls them The Fockers. The cancer is inoperable, it’s the same kind that Apple founder Steve Jobs died of in 2011. “When I was told it was a rare form of cancer I said good. I wouldn’t want the garden variety,” Miss Todd said. “I went and told my friends, it is cancer but it’s no big deal. I can still remember the look on their faces.” She said she feels blessed that they can’t be operated on. “In my opinion, the less you’re cut open, the better.” Miss Todd has now retired after 31 years at CBHS, teaching maths and a time as head of sport. She said it was a difficult decision to make as the school had been her life since 1986. But she won’t really be leaving. “I’ve set up in my will for my money to go into a scholarship for boys’ high runners,” she said.

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“Someone said don’t give Toddy a bike, she only knows how to run. It’s a bad idea to tell me I can’t do something.” A year later in 2009 she was competing in the World Duathalon Championships in Concord, California. Then again the following year in Edinburgh, Scotland, and a further year in Gijon, Spain, where she came fourth in her age group. Even now she cycles for several hours a day on her stationary bicycle: “To spite The Fockers.” But Miss Todd’s first passion has always been running. She used to go on a two-hour run through the Port Hills every morning before cycling to CBHS via Governors Bay and the Sign of the Kiwi. The running stopped, not because of the cancer, but a botched hip replacement which she said was “harder to come to terms with than The Fockers.” “I’m a bit of a street fighter . . . if I’m told I can’t do something, I’ll do it . . . the cancer became another challenge,” Miss Todd said. More than $50,000 was raised for Miss Todd to be able to have radiation treatment in Mel-

„„ By Bridget Rutherford THE CITY council is not currently considering changing its logo in spite of uncertainty around what the main element of it will look like in the future. The logo currently features a rough outline of the Christ Church Cathedral, including its spire. It was last updated in 2007. The Anglican Diocese of Christchurch announced in September it would restore the earthquake-damaged historic Cathedral, after a vote by its synod. But it is unknown at this stage how the tall spire will be rebuilt. City council head of public information and participation Dianne Keenan said any change to the logo would be a “political decision.” “And the council is not currently considering it.” The city council has done consultation on whether it should put $10 million into the Cathedral’s restoration. Of the 1063 submissions received, 481 supported the idea, while 579 did not. City councillors will analyse the feedback and listen to submissions at a hearing today.

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Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre, she was told she “wasn’t sick enough.” But Miss Todd wrote a PhDlike essay on all of the reasons she was suitable for the treatment. A month later she was having the first round. “I say to people it’s a bit like earthquake repairs. You’ve got to manage it yourself,” she said. The treatment stunted The Fockers’ growth, she said. The tumours haven’t grown in more than two years. Although Miss Todd said she’s fully aware they will “rear their heads again.” When they do, she’s going to have a massive party. “Terminal cancer really changes your attitude to life. The little things bother you less.” Until then she still has a few things to tick off that bucket list she was told to start: “I want to still be alive to ride the Sumner Rd again.”

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Holiday season – a time for food, „„ By Bridget Rutherford IF YOU’RE planning on going cycling or mountain biking during the silly season – be careful. Latest ACC data shows they were some of the most common causes of injuries in Christchurch last year in the week between Christmas and New Year. ACC received 71 claims for cycling injuries during that time last year, costing $66,324, and 63 for mountain biking with claims totalling $40,145. Those wanting to enjoy a bit of competitive backyard cricket with the family may also need to take care. There were 33 outdoor cricket related injuries, costing $10,959. Soccer and jogging, as well as fitness training or the gym caused high numbers of injuries, followed by skateboarding and horse riding. Horse riding and skateboarding claims were more expensive, costing about $18,000 each. Soft tissue injuries were the most common over the same period last year, with 1540 claims lodged. That was followed by 631 lacerations, punctures and stings – so take care carving the turkey.

BY THE NUMBERS ACC claims and their cost in Christchurch last year: Christmas Day, 2016: 320 injury claims, costing $206,204 Between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day: 2752 injury claims, costing $2,022,203 CAREFUL: Mountain biking was one of the most common causes of injuries during the last Christmas and New Year period. Lacerations also accounted for a large number of hospital visits.

There were 274 fractures or dislocations, 62 dental injuries, 33 concussions and 27 burns. On Christmas Day alone last year there were 320 injury claims in Christchurch, more than the 280 the year prior. There were 2752 in total between then and New Year’s Day – totalling just over $2 million. And although they may seem harmless, Christmas trees and pine needles can cause injuries as well. There were 13 Christmas tree and pine needle-related injuries last year. Christmas lights were the cause of four.

An ACC spokesman said people were more likely to fall and injure themselves during summer. “That’s because most of us take our main holidays over the Christmas and New Year period, when we tend to spend more time at home, and often take on DIY and gardening projects.” People needed to be realistic about their ability to do DIY jobs around the house, wear appropriate protection and use the right equipment, he said. He said when out doing recreational activities, be sure to warm up and cool down.

Many people will be decorating their trees or homes. He said it was best to use a step ladder, ensure the tree had a sturdy base, and make sure any power cords don’t run along the floor. “Keep pets out from under people’s feet – every year a significant number are injured tripping over cats and dogs.” With Christmas and New Year festivities often came alcohol. ACC is urging people to remember to eat and drink water alongside alcohol, set a limit and stick to it, and look after your mates.

Festive injuries in Christchurch last year: Christmas trees, pine needles: 13 claims, $36,669 Christmas lights: four claims, $21,155 Most common sporting injuries: Cycling: 71 claims, costing $66,324 Mountain biking: 63 claims, costing $40,145 Outdoor cricket: 33 claims, costing $10,959 Soccer: 30 claims, costing $14,116

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fun, festivities . . . and injuries „„ By Bridget Rutherford MUSCLE, ligament and tendon injuries were the most common for kids during the last Christmas and New Year period. ACC received 166 claims for soft tissue injuries for kids aged 0-14 in Christchurch, costing $31,667. That was followed by 128 laceration, punctures or stings, with claims totalling $17,916. Fractures and dislocations were the cause of 66 injuries, while there were 11 dental injuries. Concussion made up 11 claims. So did “foreign body in orifice/eye” injuries. Some of those injuries related to splinters dust or grass in eyes or ears, and some “jewellery-related issues.” Those injuries cost $8591. On Christmas Day in Christchurch alone last year, there were 67 injuries to kids. In the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day there were 437. In total ACC paid out $116,582. Cycling was the most common sports injury for kids during that period last year.

BY THE NUMBERS Most common injuries for kids over Christmas and New Year in Christchurch last year: Soft tissue: 166 claims, costing $31,667 Laceration, puncture, sting: 128 claims, costing $17,916 Fracture/dislocation: 66 claims, costing $47,104 Dental: 23 claims, costing $5490 Concussion: 11 claims, costing $198 Foreign body in orifice/ eye: 11 claims, costing $8591 Most common sporting injuries for kids: Cycling: nine claims, costing $7707 Scooters: seven claims, costing $3003 Skateboarding: five claims, costing $927 Soccer: five claims, costing $256 Swimming pools: four claims, costing $1001

PAIN: Skateboarding injuries are common through the festive season, followed by an upward trend of injuries relating to trampolines.

It was the cause of nine injuries, followed by scooters, skateboards, soccer and swimming pools.

An ACC spokesman said they could not tell whether any injuries were caused by Christmas presents.

But he said a noticeable trend from last year was the number of injuries relating to trampolines – 16.

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Kia ora koutou, talofa lava, warm greetings to you all. This year, 2017, has been a positive year for Hillmorton students to develop this “grit”. High School. We started the year by celebrating I wish to thank all of our staff, our Board of Trustees, our very good NCEA Level 1 results and our parents and community supporters have continued on throughout the year for working collaboratively to ensure that celebrating the achievements of our our young people are supported in their students, in academic, cultural and the various pursuits. It is indeed a privilege to arts, sporting and service areas. Our work with you all. students, no matter their background, and This year our Board of Trustees has no matter their given “talents”, have shown worked for many hours on a new strategic clearly that there are two things essential direction for the school, and I truly to their success. One is the positive appreciate their efforts. relationship they have with their teachers Thank you also to all of you who positively (important in terms of their well-being) support our school. Your appreciation and secondly, their determination to keep of what we do, and of our wonderful trying, to keep working hard, even if at first students, certainly helps to fuel our they don’t succeed. motivation. Ann This is what is currently being called “grit”. Finally, to those of you who are leaving, Brokenshire Traditionally we place much importance on we wish you all the best. “talent” but more recently psychologists are sure that “success” has more to do with “grit”; Kia hora te marino, that willingness to keep going despite setbacks. Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, We see this at Hillmorton, for example, the boys’ Kia tere te Karohirohi. basketball team, last place at Nationals in 2016, their first Nationals, to second place this year after a wellMay the calm be widespread fought final, missing out by just five points. These May the surface of the ocean glisten like boys showed “grit” throughout the season, getting up greenstone early, three days a week to be at school by 6.30am for May the shimmer of summer dance across your practice. Their “grit” paid off, at a national level. path forever And our passionate and skilled teachers can cite - - koutou, tena - - koutou, tena - - koutou katoa individual students at all levels of the school who have Tena worked hard all year to make tremendous progress. Ann Brokenshire Next year we want to investigate further what we as a school community can do to encourage and teach our Principal

New scholarship ready for take off Our recent Colours Evening celebrated the 37 senior students who gained Academic, Arts and Culture, Service and Sports Gold Colours this year, making us all very proud. Our two speakers, John Pauwels and Ben King, are Air New Zealand pilots and inspired us all with a Ben King, left, and John glimpse into their lives in Pauwels with Ann Brokenshire. that role. John is a former Hillmorton student to study at the student, and as he nears International Aviation retirement, has set up the Academy of New Zealand. Pauwels Flying Scholarship, We thank John for the which each year will offer incredible opportunity he is a $10,000 head start for offering. a Hillmorton High School

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Louisa Tan, left, and Jialin Guo. Congratulations to all our prize winners in 2017! In particular, we congratulate our Dux for 2017, Jialin Guo, and our other top prize winners at each level. The 2017 winner of the Woolhouse Scholarship is Louisa Tan. In the Middle School Allan Taylor, Samantha Dryden and Katie our top Year 7 and 8 Hunter. student, the winner was also awarded the McCallum of our Manning Award, is Katie Shield, a prize that acknowledges Hunter. someone who has shown The top Year 10 student is Allan outstanding commitment to the Taylor and the top Year 9 student school’s goals and values. is Samantha Dryden. Samantha We salute you all.

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Could men and women compete?

SPORT SHOULD be split by ability, not gender. Those are the views of Lincoln University senior lecturer Roslyn Kerr. Her new paper Reassembling sex: Reconsidering sex segregation policies in sport has been published in the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. In it, she said athletes should compete based on the traits resulting in superior performance in that particular sport, such as height, aerobic capacity, or lean body mass. It comes Roslyn Kerr three weeks after transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was selected to compete in the New Zealand team at next year’s Commonwealth Games. Ms Hubbard changed gender about four years ago, and many have questioned whether she has an unfair advantage because she was previously a man. Dr Kerr is head of Lincoln’s department of tourism, sport and society.

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“There is no clear connection between a person’s sex and their sporting ability. Instead, the argument that men are superior to women in sport is based only on statistical averages,” Dr Kerr said. “Sporting results currently indicate that there is an overlapping continuum between male and female performance. If you look at a mixed gender marathon, while the top finishers are men, women often finish within the top 10, meaning that many women do outperform many men regularly.” Dr Kerr said athletes possessed

a range of other traits that would influence their sporting performances, arguably more strongly than their sex. “There are no classifications based on height, in spite of athletes in many sports receiving a significant advantage from being tall.” Dr Kerr said she wanted a classification system introduced. She said the system would open up space for smaller and less muscular men to compete in sports they normally would not. Current controversies, such as the case of South African

800m runner Caster Semenya, have highlighted how the gender policy does not encompass all bodies, Dr Kerr said. Semenya competes as a woman, but has internal testes, which made her testosterone levels three times that of an average woman. Many said her hormones gave her an unfair advantage. “Genetic advantages associated with sex have resulted in athletes being banned from competing while other traits, such as Michael Phelps’ ideal swimming physique, unusually good eyesight in baseballers, large

hands and feet in basketballers or increased aerobic capacity in cyclists are applauded in spite of being similarly unique genetic conditions.” Dr Kerr said gender-based sport may be a form of discrimination. She said having combined competitions would also reinforce men’s positive views of women, and it could inspire others to join in. ​ •HAVE YOUR SAY: What are your views on the research. Email bridget.rutherford@ starmedia.kiwi

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$3.4m on red zone upkeep Resident continues to pitch in „„ By Bridget Rutherford THE Government has spent $3.4 million on maintenance, security and rates for red zoned land in the last year. Figures released to The Star show in the 2016/17 financial year, Land Information New Zealand had spent $1.1 million on maintenance, such as mowing, weeding, pest removal, arborists and removing rubbish in the residential red zone. It spent a further $300,000 on maintenance of red zoned land on the Port Hills. The red zones need to be mowed monthly. LINZ also needs to do “treatment” to make sure the land is in a park-like state and easy to mow and maintain, which includes clearing vegetation and any remaining fences, laying topsoil and sowing grass. It cost $400,000 to do that in the more than 600ha residential red zone last

MISSION: The Government spent $3.4 million maintaining the residential red zone in the last year, but it does have help from Bryan Fairbairn who mows 9ha next to New Brighton Rd. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

year and $800,000 for the land on the Port Hills. Rates for both areas cost $600,000 in the last year, and community security was $300,000. LINZ took on the role of managing the red zone areas after the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority was disestablished last year.

Up until November 2015, it cost $38.8 million for all maintenance, land treatment, security and rates, and $4.1 million from December 2015 to June 2016. However, the Government does get a bit of help. Bryan Fairbairn has been mowing 9ha of land along New Brighton Rd for more than three years, most of

which he pays for himself. LINZ Crown property deputy chief executive Jerome Sheppard said its day-to-day management work included mowing, weeding and tree removal, as well as working closely with security contractors who patrolled the areas. It also helped support the remaining residents still living in the area, he said. “We also keep in contact with the residents of Jerome neighbouring Sheppard green zone properties and address any questions they have about the adjacent residential red zone land.” Mr Sheppard said LINZ organised rubbish removal and took care of traffic management with the city council, allowing contractor access or putting in road blocks. “While most properties on the flat lands red zone have been cleared, we are still working to supervise the demolition of remaining properties.”

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„„ By Bridget Rutherford THE POUNDING of hooves and the thwack of a polo ball will return to South Hagley Park in January for the first time in more than two decades. The Armstrong Prestige Hagley Park Polo 2018 will be held on January 21. The free event is the brain child of New Zealand polo player and event owner, Jimmy Wood (left), whose father Roddy Wood runs Waireka Polo Centre in Sefton. Jimmy Wood and his two brothers play professional polo. Event organiser Sophie Gardner said the Wood family had dreamed of returning the sport to Hagley Park, and had finally got the go ahead from the city council. “Jimmy’s family have been trying to get polo back into Hagley Park for a few years now. It’s our first year and we are hoping to run it year-on-year and for it to become an annual social event,” she said. “It’s about raising awareness

ACTION: Armstrong Prestige Hagley Park Polo 2018, which is the brain child of polo player Jimmy Wood, will be held on January 21. ​

for the sport and making it accessible to everyone.” Polo has not been played in Hagley Park since the early 1990s, although it was once the headquarters for the sport in Canterbury. The Armstrong Prestige Hagley Park Polo 2018 will be part of a two-day invitational tournament. Hagley Park will host the tournament finals on the second day. While the venue for the first day is yet to be

confirmed, four teams made up of four players will compete. The teams would be made up of professional players from New Zealand, including Jimmy Wood, and possibly some Australian internationals. Miss Gardner, originally from West Sussex, said in England people went along to watch the polo, took a picnic, and sat on the grass. She encouraged people to do the same at the free Hagley Park

KEY FACTS •Polo originated in Persia, although it is popular in Britain, with the Royals often playing •Four players on each team, with have different positions •Games at this tournament will be made up of six, 7min chukkas •No pony will play more than one chukka because of the sport’s speed

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event, as there would not be food vendors. However, there will be The Club House Marquee, where groups or companies can purchase a 10-seat table for $2500, where they can enjoy lunch catered by White Tie Catering. The subsidiary polo final will begin at 12.30pm. At 1.30pm, The Club House Marquee Lunch will take place, and there would be entertainment on the field for those in the public area. At 2.30pm, there will be a team player parade, followed by the grand-final at 2.45pm. The games will be made up of four, 7min chukkas. Miss Gardner said people did not need to know the rules. Booklets with information about the sport, its

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Testing their Japanese skills at the source Japanese language students at Ara will have the chance to try out their skills in Japan in January and February thanks to a new round of Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia. The scholarships fund a six-week study trip to Miyazaki University on the eastern coast of the island of Kyushu where students will take language and cultural courses and join a community internship in the mountainous region north of Miyazaki, home to the unique TakachihogoShiibayama Mountainous Agriculture and Forestry System - a UN ‘Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System’. Eight students selected for the opportunity in early 2017 found that their language skills prepared them for the experience and they could talk to locals with confidence. “Japanese language study at Ara is set apart by the emphasis placed on oral language skills, and the intensive nature of the courses so students quickly become confident at engaging in conversations in Japanese,” Director of International Beth Knowles says. “Graduates of the programme are well equipped to speak confidently and develop bilingual skills for a range of situations - in social, academic and professional environments - so that they can go on to study or work in Japan.” There is nothing like visiting the country and speaking the language with local people, Beth says. “Students benefit so much from this type

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LANES WILL be marked to separate cyclists and pedestrians on the Christchurch Coastal Pathway which starts at the Ferrymead Bridge. The measures are needed, the Coastal Pathway Group said as the path was attracting an increasing number of cyclists – peaking at about 5pm Chairman Scott Babington said, outside that time, there were currently about 100 walkers and cyclists a day passing through Scott Park, the busiest part of the pathway. He said on the whole, the two groups shared the pathway well, but it made sense to provide markings and signs informing users it was a shared space. The New Zealand Transport Agency doesn’t impose a speed limit on shared pathways, but Mr Babington said it may need to consider introducing one. “Especially with the advent of electric bikes which may use the pathway and are often very powerful and used by inexperienced cyclists.”

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Driver crossed in front of bus Crash could have ended in disaster „„ By Georgia O’Connor-Harding MORE DETAILS have emerged of how lucky passengers on a bus, and the driver of the car it collided with, were in a crash at the intersection of Dawsons and Jones Rds in Rolleston. Police have revealed the driver who caused the crash followed another vehicle across Jones Rd from Dawsons Rd at about 20km/h without apparently checking if vehicles were coming. Said Constable Nick Lewis: “He came up behind another car going through the intersection and because the other car was going through, he just assumed it was safe and followed the other car through without stopping.” The bus was travelling at about 85km/h. The bus driver took evasive action, but the vehicles collided. The bus stopped under trees in a paddock. The car was extensively damaged.

LUCKY: Police say the collision between a car and a bus at Rolleston could have ended in disaster.

Luckily no-one was injured. But Constable Lewis said the crash could have ended in disaster. He said the bus driver’s only option was to swerve left. It avoided the bus broad-siding the car. “He did what any prudent driver would do in an attempt to avoid a sudden obstruction,” Constable Lewis said. “A bus that size isn’t going to stop on time . . . he tried braking and it happened so quick,” The intersection is known for major crashes.

In 2015, a concrete truck rolled into a hedge after it was hit by a van load of tourists who failed to stop. But Constable Lewis said it

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The Reception to Commemorate the 45th Anniversary of China-New Zealand Diplomatic Relations and the 120th Birth Anniversary of Rewi Alley Held in Christchurch The reception to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of China-New Zealand Diplomatic Relations and the 120th Birth Anniversary of Rewi Alley was held in Christchurch on 1st December. More than 200 guests attended the function, including Members of Parliament Poto Williams and Duncan Webb, North Asia Division Manager Amb. Deborah Geels of MFAT and Special Advisor and Director Christchurch for MFAT Amb. Phillip Gibson, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel and several other South Island Mayors, local dignitaries, Rewi Alley family members, and friends from various circles, representatives of Chinese community, Chinese enterprises and overseas students in the consular districts as well as delegations from Chinese Peoples’ Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Gansu and Hubei province. Consul General Wang in his remarks spoke positively of the remarkable progress of bilateral relationship since its establishment 45 years ago. He pointed out that New Zealand has been a pace-setter among Western developed countries in terms of relations with China, and has played a pioneering and exemplary role of setting several “firsts”. Both sides have maintained frequent high- level exchanges and enhanced political mutual trust. President Xi Jinping, and Premier Li Keqiang paid successful visits to New Zealand with China-New Zealand Comprehensive Strategic Partnership promoted continuously. Leaders and foreign ministers of both countries have met with their counterparts recently and reached important consensus on further deepening the bilateral relations and cooperation on the basis of mutual respect, mutual benefits and win-win. The substantive bilateral cooperation in various areas has yielded remarkable outcomes with quality and efficiency enhanced, bringing tangible benefits to both peoples. The exchanges and cooperation in tourism, culture and education, science and technology and Antarctic affairs have been deepened, enriching the substance of bilateral ties.

Consul General Wang pointed out that China’s reform and development will provide more opportunities to the bilateral cooperation. The 19th national congress of the Chinese communist party has charted the grand blueprint for the future development of the party and the country and will have profound influences on the China

and the whole world. At a new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics, China will be ready to work together with all the countries including New Zealand to build a community of shared future for mankind and new type of international relationship. A healthy and stable bilateral relationship will not only benefit both peoples, but will also be conducive to maintaining the stability and prosperity of Asia Pacific Region and the world. Consul General Wang highly appreciated the outstanding contributions of Rewi Alley to China’s national independence and re-construction as well as the China-New Zealand friendship. He pointed out that the best way to commemorate Rewi Alley and other forerunners is to carry forward their spirits and make own contributions to the development of bilateral relations. It is hoped that the younger generations of both countries will follow the example of Rewi Alley and become the friendship ambassadors in the new era. Mayor Darziel in her remarks congratulated the 45th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties on behalf of South Island Mayors. She said the outcomes of bilateral relations achieved today have extended far beyond the expectation of both sides at the initial phase of diplomatic relations. It is inspiring to witness closer ties between both countries and the booming local-level interactions between China and South Island. She spoke highly of the remarkable contributions of Rewi Alley during his whole life to promote China-New Zealand friendship. And she pointed out that Alley as the pride of Canterbury has built a bridge of friendship between both countries and his great qualities and spirits will always be admired by both peoples.

proud of what they have jointly achieved during the past 45 years and the bilateral relations will face broader prospects in the future.

Mr. Xu Fengming, the head of delegation of Chinese Peoples’ Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, briefed on the Rewi Alley commemorative events held in Beijing, Gansu, Hubei and Shanghai throughout the year. He said the seeds of friendship planted by Rewi Alley have yielded rich fruits today. As the symbol of ChinaNew Zealand friendship, Alley will always live in the hearts of Chinese people, and his spirits will be carried forward in the new era.

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Some of the families of those killed in the CTV Building collapse will meet with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to discuss the police decision not to prosecute

I thought there would have been a prosecution THE decision not to prosecute the designers of the CTV building has caused enormous distress among many of the families and friends of those who lost their lives when the building collapsed on February 22, 2011. When something so catastrophic happens, it is natural to want accountability, and the decision not to proceed stripped away one of the last remaining vestiges of hope that someone would be called to account. I know many of the family members from my days as a MP and, more recently, as mayor. My heart goes out to each and every one of them. I truly believed the decision would be otherwise. The local Crown Law advise was to prosecute. That local advise came from those who had been through the Royal Commission hearings from start to finish. And yet the deputy solicitor general’s interpretation of the prosecution guidelines determined otherwise. I am

Amanda Tautari – If your family or friends were in that building would you have the same response? The building had flaws from the beginning it should never have been opened to the public but it was and now someone has to be held accountable.

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aware that there are calls for changes to the law and I am certainly in favour of change but not for change’s sake. A charge of corporate manslaughter, had it been available, would have failed all the same tests in this case. Perhaps attention should turn to the prosecution decision itself – who makes the call and what are the appropriate guidelines? But that must not divert us from the real issues. When I first met the bereaved families as mayor, they told me their guiding principles were to be inclusive and to use their knowledge and experience for future good. Their overriding message was that we honour the people lost in the earthquake by learning lessons from what happened. We must continue to focus on those lessons. I re-read the CTV Building chapter of the Canterbury

Earthquakes Royal Commission of inquiry after I became mayor. It brought back memories of another Royal Commission report I had read as a young law student – that was the result of the Erebus disaster. When you know the outcome, the signposts are crystal clear as you read the findings; page after page inexorably leads to the tragic conclusion. In the Erebus case, there were 10 factors, and take away any one of which may have meant the tragedy did not occur. From its very inception such was the case with the CTV

Building – from the drawing board to the fact the CTV Building was occupied on that fateful day – the signposts were there. We need to be confident that today such signposts would be points of intervention that would prevent tragedies such as this occurring again. Only then can we say we have honoured the memory of those who died. •If you want to ask Ms Dalziel a question, email mayor@ccc.govt.nz. Put Reader’s Question in the subject line

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In spite of Christchurch residents using 506 million litres of water over the weekend, the city council will not impose water restrictions – for now Jilly Ching – So many things the council could do, such as remove the grass berms and make them into cycleways, stop watering sports fields during the day, stop giving away water to overseas companies. Gayle Elizabeth Lord – Are (city council) going to restrict their own usage? I object to the amount sprayed over sports fields in the middle of the day. About time these timers were reset to water during the night. Stella Wyn – Sometimes it’s annoying when we tried to use less but it doesn’t help. Maybe council should door knock like ECan does with fireplaces. It’s a waste to water the pavement in the middle of the afternoon like one house across from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School did on Saturday. If you must water the lawn, do it really early or late with very low water setting. Laurina Driscoll – The Government give away our water and NZ people get water restrictions. No sense in that.

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Fair price at the pump ONE OF the most basic pocketbook issues I hear about from people all the time is the price of fuel. There’s a real sense among the public that big variations in the price of fuel in different parts of the country isn’t fair. This is something Governments on both sides of the aisle have been working to get to the bottom of. Last week, I released an update from business ministry officials on an investigation into fuel margins. What the report found was that people’s sense was right: All the evidence was suggesting that people were paying over the odds for petrol depending on where in the country they lived. Especially hard hit by this was the Wellington region and the South Island, where fuel margins were often higher than in the rest of the North Island. Worryingly, the report also pointed out that nine years ago, New Zealand was in the bottom third of the OECD when it came to the pre-tax price of petrol. Today, we’re the highest in the developed world. According to the report, the

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Turn the heat up – get some chilli growing

„„ By Henri Ham SOME LIKE it hot, and I’m one of them. I love chilli. The hotter the better as far as I’m concerned. And, I know I’m not alone. There’s a lot of excitement from other die-hard, and not-so-diehard, chilli fans. I like bhut jolokia (also known as ghost pepper) which until 2007 was the world’s hottest chilli. And in the last couple of years and there are other varieties such as chilli red hot pepper, jalapeno, jalapeno red flame and habanero Rred (measured at more than 200,000 Scoville Heat Units for those who are interested). But what’s really got people talking is carolina reaper. This chilli, named for the shape of its tail, is the current holder of the ‘world’s hottest chilli’ title and measuring an incredible 1,569,300 SHU. Though there is a pretender to the throne called dragon’s breath waiting in the wings. Carolina Reaper is in fact a hybrid of bhut jolokia and habanero red and, as I write this, I’m nibbling one I’ve grown. Great

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depart daily. Check the website or call 0800 436 574 to book. Early bookings are essential as space is limited for this very popular activity. Listed by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 marine mammal experiences in the world Quail Island Hop on a 15-minute ferry to Quail Island from Lyttelton Harbour, B Jetty. Pack a picnic and your togs, the swimming is safe and the beach fantastic. There’s no need to book. Ferry departs Lyttelton at 10.20am and 12.20pm daily in December and January and returns at 12.30pm and 3.30pm, the choice is yours. Charters Do you need a special venue for a special occasion? Turn our boats in Lyttelton or Akaroa into an exciting party place with a private charter. Call us for more information on 0800 CHARTER.

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The Great Museum Santa Search The Great Museum Santa Search is back and it’s more fun than ever before! Bring your family and join in the fun searching high and low for our hidden Santas.

‘King Santa’ and brought fun and laughter into the lives of children in hospitals, playcentres and at community charity events for almost 56 years.

If you help us find ALL our missing Santas you could win a fantastic prize. All you need to do is count the total number of toy Santas you see and record it on the entry form (available at the Museum). To help you get started, there are some clues on the entry form and also a guide to help you keep track of those hidden Santas.

For more than 10 years thousands of children have entered The Great Museum Santa Search competition and the event has become an annual favourite for many Canterbury families.

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The Great Museum Santa Search competition takes place until 7 January 2018. Free activity, donations appreciated. Terms and conditions apply so see website for details. www.canterburymuseum. com

Cirque Grande is a brand-new circus on it’s very first tour of New Zealand. The all new circus sensation presents world-class acts from around the globe brings a fresh and exciting new show.

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You will be amazed and dazzled by the skill, beauty and strength of our amazing international artists. You will fall of your seat laughing at our clowns as well as gasp in awe and fear as our acrobats and magicians perform tricks that have never been seen here before.

With the show’s special guests, the amazing African acrobats, you will be sure to leave our show in amazement and full of laughter. They will take your breath away with gravity-defying performances and their ability to entertain goes far beyond anything you have ever seen before. Children and adults alike are dazzled by the zest for fun, everlasting energy and cheeky sense of humour.

“Universoul Circus” from the USA describes the global awardwinning bicycle act as “…the most amazing bicycle display you’ll ever see! 12 beautiful girls performing tricks on a single bicycle in an act that combines aerobics, gymnastics, riding and dance… truly incredible!” Some of the other unique acts include hoop diving, human pyramids, the teeterboard and much, much more. This affordable 2-hour international performance offers comfortable seating and a whole lot of fun, definitely not a show to be missed!! Ideal entertainment for ALL AGES, from 2 to 102!

Satisfaction Guaranteed! Join the fun. Search high and low for our hidden Santas. You could win a great prize! Free event; donations appreciated Visit our website to find out more www.canterburymuseum.com

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Dunedin’s Spectacular Railway Journeys Taieri Gorge Railway is one of the world’s great train trips and an experience you should not miss. Operated by Dunedin Railways, this is a memorable experience that both adults and children will love. So step aboard and catapult yourself back in time to Otago’s pioneering days.

the Taieri Gorge. The train will stop or slow down at various scenic points along the way for photos where you can disembark and stretch your legs and enjoy the best of beauty, peace and quiet that nature has to offer.

Dunedin Railways also operate the Seasider, an exciting trip which takes The train departs from the fabulous passengers on the spectacular Dunedin Railway station – rumoured section of coastal railway line to be the most photographed between Dunedin and Oamaru building in New Zealand and one and operates on frequent days you should explore before your throughout the summer season. adventure begins on board the These train trips are all-weather train. Once on board you will travel experiences that will suit individuals, through the Southern end of the families or groups alike so come for city until you arrive at the junction of Wingatui where the train turns off the ride, we would love to have you and begins its meandering trip into aboard.

AmPro Tools Woodford Glen Speedway is the place to be this summer and once again kicking off the festive season is the annual Boxing Day show featuring the very popular Ramp Race Demolition Derby! Boxing Day at Woodford Glen is one of the clubs biggest shows of the year with upwards of 7000 fans attending a great night out the whole family can enjoy. Kicking the New Year off on Friday and Saturday January 5th and 6th is the 2018 Burger King New Zealand Saloon Championship and with just on 60 entries from all over New Zealand, this is one show not to be missed. This is the first time Woodford Glen is hosting this prestigious championship and a number of local drivers are a real chance of winning the National title. Ryan Marsden is in hot form after recently winning the south island Saloon Championship (held in Cromwell) whilst heading the north island charge is popular golf caddy and a past National Saloon Champion Steve Williams.

Woodford Glen is special. It has an atmosphere that has evolved from a long history and tradition with third generation fans and competitors continually showing support. The bullring surroundings of the Glen bring a vitality and excitement to the entertainment it provides – the thunder and vibrations of the engines and the colour and spectacle of highly polished race cars as they race under the lights of the oval. Family fun and value for money entertainment is important to Woodford Glen as we strive to entertain people from all over the Canterbury region. A fun night out for the whole family is just $40 which includes entry for two adults and up to four children (14years and under). Additional children are only $5 with under 5’s free. An adult ticket is only $20 whilst senior citizens pay just $10. For further information visit www. woodfordglen.co.nz or check us out on facebook.

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Akaroa - A Romantic & Memorable Getaway Cantabrians…When was the last time you visited the romantic seaside village sunbathers, divers, hikers and sightseers will find this geologically unique, and a dramatic area a worthwhile destination for a multi-day trip. of Akaroa? Here’s a reminder of why you should go more… Sitting on the edge of a beautiful harbour inside the eroded crater of a gigantic, extinct volcano, the charming township of Akaroa is located just an hour and a half drive southeast of Christchurch on Banks Peninsula, and is the South Island’s most impressive volcanic feature. As the only French settlement in New Zealand, the town is elegant, full of character, and often described as the jewel in Canterbury’s crown. The ideal way to explore Akaroa is on foot. That way you can view the historic cottages and the smell the roses that spill over the picket fences. The streets have French names and you are likely to get served by a French waiter or waitress as you pop into one of the many local restaurants or cafes on your travels through the town. Akaroa’s harbour beaches are nothing short of spectacular, and are home to a staggering number of coves and bays. A drive out to the outer bays has much to offer too, with views which take the breath away. Swimmers, sailors,

The small village and area is abundant in colonial architecture, galleries, craft stores, cafes, activities and amazing wildlife. Great restaurants & cafes line the water front and there is a fantastic range of accommodation choices to suit all budgets. Rich in options of food and wine, what can beat eating locally produced New Zealand green lip mussels, salmon, wine, cheese, and so much more, at a table with a view of the sea? In the harbour Hector’s dolphins play, and marine birds, seals and penguins can also be found. Hector’s dolphins are the rarest dolphin species in the world, and there are opportunities to swim with these gentle and playful creatures, or take a harbour cruise or sailboat. Rich in colonial history as well as recreational and sightseeing opportunities, Akaroa offers a full range of holiday activities for adults and children alike. It’s like a foreign destination without leaving your doorstep. You will be glad you chose Akaroa for a romantic and memorable getaway.

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Only a short drive from Christchurch City – there’s always plenty to see and do!

Adventure motorcycle hire and guided tours

Get out on Dual Sport Adventure Bikes and explore the beauty of Banks Peninsula while blazing (or cruising) the trails on sealed and unsealed roads. Banks Peninsula Experience provide the bikes, instruction, guidance and any kit you need. You can choose one of their guided tours (maximum of four bikes) or just hire a bike and head off on your own. They can deliver the bikes to Christchurch or anywhere on the Peninsula on request. www.bpexperience.co.nz

A Peninsula landmark

Relax in a peaceful, secluded location

A destination in itself, Little River Cafe and Store is famous for rustic home cooked food and quality coffee every time. Come in and check out our fantastic brunch menu or shop around in the store for some New Zealand wine, craft beer, cheeses, breads and plenty more. We try to celebrate the local produce wherever we can. Open early seven days a week. Come out and see what all the fuss is about.

Set on 6 hectares in the heart of Akaroa with amazing views and great facilities, make Mt Vernon Lodge your only choice for your stay in Akaroa. Mt Vernon Lodge, specialists in all your wedding, conference and accommodation requirements.

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French Peak Wines, the taste of Banks Peninsula

With stunning views across the harbour, the Akaroa Village Inn is nestled right in the beating heart of Akaroa, on the picturesque Banks Peninsula. The uniquely charming seaside community has long been a family holiday retreat and the Village Inn continues this tradition, offering good old-fashioned customer service with a smile. We don’t have guests, we have extended family that we haven’t met yet!

Our 3.5 hectares boutique vineyard is located in the centre of an ancient volcano, on the shore of Akaroa Harbour. Run organically by French Vigneron, Renan Cataliotti, to respect our soil and craft the best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Rose from our very unique and special terroir. The cellar door is open Monday to Saturday, 12pm to 6pm at 79 French Farm Valley Road.

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Banks Peninsula’s coolest little campground

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Only 45 minutes from Christchurch, Little River Campground is nestled in the sheltered Okuti Valley. Rustic camping with 5 hectares of native bush to explore. Make some great memories for your kids, there may even be a campfire. Your friendly dog is welcome too. We are close to the rail trail, cafes and stores and only 30 minutes to secluded beaches. Costs from $10 kid and $15 adult. Bookings essential, call 325 1014 or visit the website. www.littlerivercampground.co.nz

Visit the Akaroa Museum for fresh new exhibitions telling unique stories of Akaroa and Banks Peninsula. Open daily, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, admission is free. Located in the heart of Akaroa, opposite the Four Square store, 71 Rue Lavaud. Phone 03 304 1013. Email akaroa.museum@ccc.govt.nz www.akaroamuseum.co.nz


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Upper South Island travel guide PLAN YOUR JOURNEY – PICTON TO CHRISTCHURCH

PICTON

State Highway 1 (SH1) north of Kaikōura will open to daytime traffic on Friday 15 December, restoring the coastal highway link from Picton to Christchurch. The re-opening of SH1 will give people two viable options for travel around the upper South Island, with the alternate route (via state highways 63, 6, 65 and 7 through Lewis Pass) remaining a reliable 24/7 option.

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IMPORTANT BEFORE YOU TRAVEL Check routes are open and get estimated travel times. For real-time travel information visit www.nzta.govt.nz/p2c or freephone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49).

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Make sure you allow enough time for your journey, whichever route you chose. Unexpected events, such as a crash, high volumes of traffic, ongoing wet weather or seismic activity, can cause delays. Ongoing roadworks and reduced speed limits in places mean that it won’t be possible for you to make up time.

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There will be night closures north of Kaikōura between Clarence and Mangamaunu, and between Goose Bay and Peketa in the south. Closure points will be monitored 24/7. Consider road closure hours before starting your trip and leave enough time to be clear of these sections so you can continue your journey. The opening hours are subject to adverse weather and seismic activity. If there is a lot of rain or another significant event, we may have to close the road for short periods of time. It’s important to remember the safety of those using the highway, and working on it, will always be our top priority.

BE ROAD COURTEOUS • No stopping on SH1 within the closure areas outside of designated stop bays. •

Be patient and cautious. Road conditions will be unfamiliar to many drivers, so a little bit of patience will go a long way.

• Follow all traffic signs and any instruction given by road crew. • Obey speed limits to keep all road users safe. •

Stay focused around rail lines. Expect trains at any time.

• Keep fresh by taking breaks and supporting communities on the route.

CLARENCE

* Conditions can change any time, so it is important to check the current status at least two hours before you travel and at key route decision points. Visit www.nzta.govt.nz/p2c or freephone 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

CHRISTCHURCH

WHO CAN TRAVEL ON THE RE-OPENED SH1? Cars (including vans, 4wd, 2wd cars)

Motorcyclists (take extra care on unsealed and uneven surfaces)

Vehicles towing caravans, boats and trailers

Campervans

Trucks (restrictions apply - check www. nzta.govt.nz/p2c)

Buses/coaches

Cyclists (take extra care on unsealed and uneven surfaces. Cyclists may need assistance or be escorted in some areas. Follow road crew instructions on the day) NO CAMPING (within closure areas)

No pedestrians

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Suzuki Swift true to original concept „„ By Ross Kiddie SUZUKI KNEW it had to think a little out of the box when it designed and developed the latest-generation Swift. The company has been served well by the previous generation models, and to capitalise on that success something special had to come out of the factories. I think it’s fair to say that has happened, the newcomer lands here in four variations and I know a full Sport model is set to land. Until it arrives, the range sits with a GL variant listing at $19,990, while $2000 adds automatic transmission. An automatic-only GLX sits at $24,500 while a sporty RS model sits at $25,990. The latter is a three-cylinder, 1-litre model which has a turbocharger to promote that sporty feel. The test car was the mid-spec GLX and it is far more traditional, albeit its naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine does have a displacement of just 1242cc. That’s down a little from the previous model’s 1.4-litre displacement, however, the 1.2-litre unit at 66kW and 120Nm has just about the same power outputs with greater economy than the previous engine. Like most engines from this

• Price – Suzuki Swift GLX, $24,500 • Dimensions – Length, 3840mm; width, 1735mm; height, 1495mm • Configuration – Fourcylinder, front-wheel-drive, 1242cc, 66kW, 120Nm, continuously variable automatic. • Performance – 0-100km/h, 10.5sec • Fuel usage – 4.8l/100km

SUZUKI SWIFT: Choice of four variations.

manufacturer, peak power is delivered high in the rev band at 6000rpm, and with maximum torque arriving at 4400rpm there is a tendency for it to rev freely. While that is a good thing, given the high cost of fuel there’s also the need to drive without wasting petrol these days. That being the case, the engine management mapping protocols are such that it moves through the gears without working unnecessarily hard. That comes with the inclusion of continuously variable automatic transmission, it doesn’t work the engine hard, instead providing drive utilising the low down characteristics of the engine, working the narrow torque spread instead of peak power.

It’s only under vigorous throttle that the engine hunts towards the top end, I found myself constantly relaxing the throttle early, acceleration seems to find its own natural way of arriving. On that subject, if you do want a quick burst to 100km/h that can be achieved from a standstill in 10.5sec. Other figures of note are Suzuki’s fuel economy claim of 4.8-litres per 100km/h (59mpg) on a combined cycle average. That’s a bold claim and one I wouldn’t dispute, at 100km/h on the highway the wee engine is sipping fuel at just 5l/100km (56mpg) with the engine turning over slowly at 1800rpm. That helped provide a fourday average of just 6.4l/100km

(44mpg) under evaluation. These are excellent figures and go some way as to comprehend why Swift has been a popular model for Suzuki. In terms of suspension engineering, the Swift’s front strut/ reartorsion beam system has spring and damper rates biased a little towards soft. That gives a compliant in-cabin ride which is perfect for the bumps and ruts of Christchurch’s roads. The trade-off is an ever-soslight body roll when pitched into a quick corner; however, that doesn’t unbalance the car, the steering is sharp and even with the rudimentary rear axle set-up, there is a handling ability far in excess of what the Swift’s design role ultimately relates too. I particularly like the feel of the

car at city speeds, it is relaxing and comfortable to be behind the wheel of. In GLX form the Swift is also relatively well appointed. It misses out on keyless entry and ignition, but that is minor, in fact, I relaxed so much more knowing the key was tucked away in the ignition barrel and not loose, therefore vulnerable to being mislaid. There is a centre console touch screen which the driver can use to navigate his/her way around the infotainment, Bluetooth and sat nav systems. It gets radar cruise control and many safety features including land departure alert. There are also alloy wheels and high quality Bridgestone low resistance tyres (185/55 x 16in) to enhance those easy-on-thebudget fuel usage figures. Until the Swift Sport lands with manual transmission, I’d really like to have a drive of the entry level GL. I know that manual cars aren’t big sellers in New Zealand, but it would appeal to me. For those who are automaticonly drivers, the new GLX is a smart car and will lure buyers from a wide cross-section. It is good value and built with the Suzuki resolve for quality and efficiency.

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Travel

New service opens „„ By Mike Yardley THE PROSPECT of a longhaul flight, while exciting, can also be daunting. For South Islanders, the added palaver of having to fly to and from Auckland, to join many long-haul services, merely protracts the whole ordeal. So it’s always good to welcome another long-haul carrier to the Southern Skies and on Saturday, Cathay Pacific Airways touched down in Christchurch on their inaugural service to the Garden City. There’s no question that it’s a major milestone for the South Island, with another premium longhaul carrier flying direct to Christchurch. In addition to existing and long-standing services out of Auckland, it’s now just one-stop away from Christchurch to wider Asia and Europe, through Hong Kong. I’ve been a regular traveller with Cathay Pacific for a decade, particularly because they boast great reach into Europe, with an extensive route network across the continent. And I’ve always considered them as being one of the world’s truly best carriers, underpinned by outstanding service, leading-edge product and exemplary safety standards. Cathay’s home port of Hong Kong is an electrifying destination in its own right. Billed as Asia’s World City, this global metropolis is a pulsating cosmopolitan cauldron, with a slew of sights, lip-smacking dining, world-leading shopping and unbelievably scenic walking trails, high above the skyscrapers. No matter how many times I visit Hong Kong, I never grow tired of three great icons: the Star Ferry, the Peak Tram and the Symphony of Light. The

TOUCH DOWN: The arrival of a new Cathy Pacific service from Hong Kong to Christchurch was welcomed with a special cake.

emblematic nightly light show, strung across the harbourside skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island, is arguably the world’s greatest lighting spectacle. For the first time in its 13-year history, Symphony of Light has just been given a makeover, with the all new show being revved up including the addition of gigantic LED panels slung on the sides of high-rises. The all-new show premiered last week, so that’s a must-see. From Hong Kong Airport, you’ve also got another engrossing destination on your doorstep – Macao, by fast ferry. Later next year, the daring new overwater bridge will open, which will allow you to zip to Macao from Hong Kong airport in just 20min – a quicker trip than travelling into Hong Kong itself, from the airport. Coinciding with the launch of the Christchurch service, I had the pleasure of flying aboard the inaugu-

ral flight from Hong Kong last week. It’s certainly not every day you’re greeted at Christchurch Airport by the Christchurch Mayor, Lianne Dalziel, various dignitaries and a Maori performance group. Like the Auckland service, the Christchurch route is being operated by the technologically-advanced Airbus A350, the newest aircraft in Cathay Pacific’s fleet. I’m sure I could detect new plane smell. It features the airline’s latest seats and cabin products, including an enhanced inflight entertainment system and Wi-Fi connectivity across all classes of travel, business, premium economy and economy. I’m a junkie for great viewing on long-haul flights and the refreshed Studio CX entertainment system is a class act. The in-seat system is incredibly easy to use and intuitively responds like an iPad.

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from Chch to Asia In addition to an extensive library of movie and TV options, I also enjoyed getting my news fix, with the live satellite TV channels including BBC World News, and CNN. The inflight internet service faithfully functioned with ease and efficiency. On my flight, it was priced at US$9.95 for one hour or US$12.95 for the entire flight. The A350 is the newest “new generation” aircraft offering, posing as a direct competitor to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Being so cutting-edge, the A350 has improved upon the passenger experience trends pioneered by the Dreamliner. High ceilings, great air pressure, you can hear a pin drop – seriously. Aviation analysts agree that the A350 has the best cabin pressure of any plane, with 5 per cent more hu-

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midity than the 787, which means you won’t end up feeling like a dried prune, with gunk build-up in your eyes, on arrival. Because the air quality is so much better, it minimises the curse of jet-lag. The high ceilings project a feeling of space and the in-flight environment is extremely quiet, only eclipsed by the A380. In addition to less noise, the aircraft is also more

SERVICE: Mike Yardley (centre) with some of the flight crew.

environmentally-friendly than its predecessors, being up to 25 per cent more fuel efficient. Other standout features include the push-button full blackout window shades, the widest average economy seats and compelling live camera feeds, from the tail and the nose, viewable ondemand from take-off to touchdown. I felt like a contented bird. FAST FACTS: • Cathay Pacific’s three-times-weekly seasonal route from Christchurch will operate until February 28, 2018, opening up new trade and tourism opportunities between Hong Kong and New Zealand’s South Island. If demand proves sufficiently popular, the service will be considered for expansion. To celebrate the launch of the Christchurch route, enjoy NZ$100 off any flight and hotel package with promo code: CHC17, on the airline website. The offer is valid until January 31, 2018. For best fares and seats to suit, head to www. cathaypacific.com

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FOR SALE Avondale: 122B Avondale Road A Winner For The Beginner: Or the perfect downsize. Sparkling brand new. 2 dble bedrooms, large living, modern kitchen. Fabulous views, deck and sun. Single Garage and OSP. Price by negotiation Ref: www.remax.co.nz/RMI10527

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4 Bedrooms in Burnside Zone: 2 bathrooms (ensuite), 2 living, rear townhouse (1 of 2) with dble internal access garage situated well for the sun in a classy cul-de-sac close to Burnside High and Cobham Intermediate. Not a drive by, must be viewed. Priced at enquiry over $590,000 Ref: www.remax.co.nz/RMI10538

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Outdoor rooms Just because an outdoor space doesn’t have walls, that doesn’t change the basic principles applied to any design project inside your home. With a few simple fundamentals to guide you, you’ll soon see how easy it is to create a beautiful outdoor room you’ll love entertaining and relaxing in throughout the warm days and balmy nights of summer. Key considerations include style, function, lighting and mood. Remember that your outdoor room ought to be an extension of the look you’ve created within your home, which reflects your personality and lifestyle.

Focal point Beginning, as with any room of the home, a space must always have a focal point to anchor the space. For some, this may be a bar or barbeque area, a large dining table, or a chill-out zone with couches or loungers. Outdoor fireplaces are becoming more and more popular as our living areas blend seamlessly between indoor and outdoor entertaining throughout the changing of the seasons. They can serve not only a practical purpose of somewhere to gather around to warm as the day turns to dusk and the nights get shorter, an outdoor fire can make a stunning feature or room divider for any outdoor living area. Water features, like a pond with beautiful koi fish, can also serve as a great outdoor focal point, creating tranquil environment in which to relax and unwind in, or create a meditative Japanese rock garden which your outdoor area can overlook. In the zone If you already have a large terrace or outdoor area, a blank canvas is a great place to start. If you have a particularly large outdoor area, dividing the space into zones makes for a more functional and aesthetically pleasing space. You can do this by using a number of different elements, such as contrasting flooring materials or by creating different levels of decking. However, if you’re after a seamless indoor/ outdoor flow or wish to create the illusion of more space, use the same flooring materials indoors and out. Divisions can also be made with the clever positioning of furniture. Use modular seating to create walls and separate spaces. Plants are a cost effective and eco-friendly

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way to create divisions between zones, and are also an ideal way to camouflage ugly walls, create privacy and soften sharp angles. Living walls, an ever-increasingly popular vertical plant system, can be either freestanding to create different outdoor areas and can be on wheels to easily transform your outdoor space at a moment’s notice. Play with height and scale with various types of planters, whether you use hanging planters to draw the eye upwards, or oversized planter pots to add drama.

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Go with the flow Creating a great indoor/outdoor flow is easily created by opening up your kitchen with bifold doors or windows to create a servery or bar area for easy entertaining. If you are building your home from the ground up, you may want to design an outdoor room which lies at the epicentre of the building, with rooms opening onto the communal courtyard with bifold doors.

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Champ honours beer tradition „„ By Gordon Findlater ALL JAMES Meredith wanted to do after winning his first men’s national tennis title was bring his new trophy home so he could enjoy a bloater of Lion Brown from it. However, first he would have to twist a few Auckland arms. On Saturday, Meredith teamed up with Wellington’s Finn Tearney to win the men’s doubles title at the New Zealand tennis championships at the ASB Tennis Centre, Auckland. After receiving the trophy, Meredith inquired about taking it home with him to Christchurch on Sunday. But tournament officials indicated it was protocol for the trophy to remain in Auckland. “I managed to twist a few arms. I explained that there were a lot of people in Christchurch who would like to see the trophy. We came to an agreement that I’ll make sure the trophy gets back to Auckland in January,” said Meredith.

The 27-year-old plays interclub for Cashmere. It has become a team tradition in recent years to wind down after games with a Lion Brown in honour of club icon, the late Bob Avery. The life-member’s favourite beverage had been on a steady decline in sales behind the club bar until the Cashmere premier men’s team started a ‘save the Bob’ campaign to keep the drink stocked. “It tastes like clubrooms,” said Meredith. “Once it hits your lips, it’s so good.” Meredith and Tearney did not drop a set on the way to the final in which they defeated the Reynolds brothers, Finn and Rob, 6-3, 3-6, 10-7, in a third set super tie-breaker. Meredith was the standout player on the court with Simon Rea – match commentator and former coach of controversial Australian pro Nick Kyrgios – making reference to Meredith’s “world class display of serving”. “I was hoping to have a drink

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out of it on the night but they didn’t have any Lion Brown there,” said Meredith. Previous winners of the trophy include Michael Venus, Brett Steven and Daniel KingTurner. Two of Meredith’s coaches as a junior – Glenn Wilson and Alistair Hunt – also have their names etched on it. Said Hunt: “I think it’s a disgrace to the honour of that trophy to fill it with Lion Brown. We used to fill it with something that tastes half decent in my playing days,” said Hunt. After hearing his comment Meredith said Hunt “doesn’t know what he’s missing out on”. “It will be the best $6 he’s ever spent,” said Meredith.

Third generation Hartland tipped for big future „„ By Gordon Findlater THE HARTLAND name looks set to keep its place in Canterbury cricket for a third generation after Ben Hartland picked up one of sport’s most prestigious awards. Hartland, 18, (right) was named the joint winner of the Geoffrey Palmer Cup after successfully captaining Christchurch Boys’ High School to their fifth national secondary schools first XI title in Palmerston North last week. The cup is awarded to the most valuable player at the tournament. At the tournament, Hartland scored 346 runs (the most of any

player), including a century and three half centuries at an average of 86.50. He will share the cup with Otago Boys’ High School leftarm spinner Ben Lockrose. The only other time the cup has been shared was when it was jointly won by Kane Williamson and Tim Southee in 2007. “I haven’t really had a good look at the trophy because I gave it to the other fellow. We’ll swap it over at an awards dinner next year,” said Hartland. The right-handed batsman’s next objective is to follow in the footsteps of his father Blair Hartland and play at the highest level. Blair represented Canterbury

83 times at first-class level and played nine tests and 16 one-day internationals as an opening batsman for New Zealand in the 1980s and 90s.

Hartland ’s grandfather Ian Hartland also represented Canterbury 16 times at first-class level in the 1960s. “I guess it is in the blood. It makes it more realistic knowing that family have played to that level,” said Hartland. His father had a strong influence during his early development. “I was actually a left-handed batsman until I was about five and then dad said I swapped to right-handed because I wanted to bat like him,” said Hartland. “He’s pretty much just a spectator now. To be fair his shoulders and arms aren’t really up to throwing me balls anymore

but he’s always there for a bit of advice when I ask for it.” Hartland has now finished his school cricket with CBHS. However, he looks set to continue the next stage of his cricketing career in North Canterbury with some familiar faces. As many as half a dozen of this year’s CBHS first XI team are set to play their club cricket for Cheviot in the Canterbury Country premier competition next year. “It’s a really cool atmosphere and a pretty nice ground out there. With staying around for university in Christchurch, I want to have a bit of a change in scene because I’ve lived here my whole life,” said Hartland.


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SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101

ROGUES LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 36715, Merivale, Christchurch 8146), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 109 Riccarton Road known as ROGUES OF ROTHERHAMS.

BURGERS AND BEERS NZ LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Burgers and Beers NZ Limited, Burgers and Beers Inc, 102 Straven Road, Christchurch, 8014), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 357 Colombo Street, known as BURGERS & BEERS COLOMBO STREET.

MEXICANO’S 2017 LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 36062, Merivale, Christchurch 8014), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 131 Victoria Street known as Mexicano’s.

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AVON PARK BOWLING CLUB INCORPORATED, (THE SECRETARY, The Secretary Avon Park Bowling Club Incorporated, PO BOX 15017, Aranui Christchurch 8643), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of CLUB LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 169 Kerrs Road known as AVON PARK BOWLING CLUB. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: CLUB LICENCE CLASS 3 The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: 1 SEPTEMBER TO 30 APRIL SUNDAY TO THURSDAY 8.00AM TO 10.00PM FRIDAY TO SATURDAY 8.00AM TO 11.00PM 1 MAY TO 31 AUGUST MONDAY TO SUNDAY 12.00 MIDDAY TO 8.00PM The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101 JDV BAR & EATERY LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 36464, Merivale, Christchurch 8146), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 135 Office Road known as JDV BAR & EATERY. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 1. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 9.00AM TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 7 December 2017.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the only publication of this notice.

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The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 2. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.00AM TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 1. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the first publication of this notice.

This is the first publication of this notice.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 7 December 2017.

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101

BURGERS AND BEERS NZ LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Burgers and Beers NZ Limited, Burgers and Beers Inc, 102 Straven Road, Christchurch, 8014), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 478 Cranford Street, known as BURGERS & BEERS CRANFORD STREET. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 2. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 11.00AM TO 11.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.

WAXER INVESTMENTS LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, The Manager, PO Box 13130, Christchurch), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 331 Cashel Street known as THE FITZ SPORTS BAR.

TDL 2017 LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, PO Box 36062, Merivale, Christchurch 8014), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 131 Victoria Street Central City known as THE DIRTY LAND.

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE TAVERN.

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SATURDAY 8.00AM TO 2.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 11.00PM

The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is intended to be sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 8.00AM TO 3.00AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 77 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154.

No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

No objection to the issue of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in section 105(1) of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 7 December 2017.

This is the second publication of this notice. This notice was first published on 7 December 2017.

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GENERAL ADMISSION (3D) STAR WARS 8: THE LAST JEDI (M) • THU 12:10, 12:00, 3:10, 6:20, 9:30PM FRI-SUN 9:30, 12:40, 3:50, 7:00, 10:10PM MON-WED 9:30, 12:40, 3:50, 7:00PM DADDY’S HOME 2 (M) THU 4:30PM, FRI 1:20, 8:45PM, MON-WED 12:50PM GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG) THU 9:50AM, SAT 1:20PM, MON 10:30, 2:20PM TUE 10:30, 1:40PM, WED 10:30, 2:20PM JUSTICE LEAGUE (M) THU 2:50PM, FRI 3:30, 9:50PM SAT 4:40, 9:50PM, SUN 3:00, 9:20PM MON 1:00, 4:40, 9:50PM , TUE 1:00, 4:00, 9:10PM WED 1:00, 4:40, 9:50PM KIWI CHRISTMAS (PG) THU 9:50AM, SAT 9:20AM, SUN 1:00PM, MON 9:50AM WED 9:50AM MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (M) THU 12:20PM, FRI 10:50AM, SAT 3:40, 6:15PM MON-WED 10:20, 6:10PM PADDINGTON 2 (G) • FRI 9:40, 12:00, 3:40PM SAT 10:40, 1:00, 3:30PM, SUN 9:40, 10:50, 1:20, 2:30PM STAR WARS 8: THE LAST JEDI (M) • THU 12:20, 12:30, 9:30, 10:00, 11:00, 12:40, 1:10, 2:10, 4:20, 5:20, 7:30, 8:30, 9:00, 10:30PM FRI 11:00, 11:30, 2:10, 2:40, 4:50, 5:20, 6:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:40PM SAT 10:00, 11:00, 1:10, 2:10, 4:20, 5:20, 5:50, 7:30, 8:30, 9:00, 10:40PM SUN 10:00, 11:00, 1:10, 2:10, 4:20, 5:20, 7:30, 8:30, 9:00PM MON-WED 10:00, 11:00, 1:10, 2:10, 4:20, 5:20, 5:50, 7:30, 8:30, 9:00, 10:10PM THE STAR (G) SAT-SUN 9:05AM, MON-WED 10:15AM THOR: RAGNAROK (M) THU 1:30PM, FRI 12:50PM, SAT 1:50, 8:45PM SUN 4:50PM, MON 3:00, 8:45PM TUE 3:00PM, WED 3:00, 8:45PM UNEXPECTEDLY YOURS (PG) FRI 6:15PM, SUN 12:00PM, TUE 8:45PM WONDER (PG) THU 10:15AM, FRI 10:20, 2:20PM SAT 11:20, 7:20PM, SUN 10:30, 6:30PM MON 11:50, 3:40, 7:20PM, TUE 3:40, 6:40PM WED 11:50, 3:40, 7:20PM

(3D) STAR WARS 8: THE LAST JEDI (M) • THU 12:01, 9:00PM, FRI 3:30, 7:00PM SAT-SUN 3:50, 7:00PM, MON 3:40PM, TUE 3:40, 9:15PM WED 3:40, 9:10PM BREATHE (M) • FRI 3:15PM, SAT 3:20PM, SUN 1:30PM DADDY’S HOME 2 (M) THU 5:10PM, SAT 1:00PM, SUN 4:05, 9:30PM MON 11:20, 8:35PM, WED 8:35PM GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG) THU 12:30PM, FRI 12:50PM, SUN 11:10AM MON 10:20, 1:40PM, TUE 10:10, 6:10PM WED 11:00, 1:10PM JUSTICE LEAGUE (M) THU 3:00PM, FRI 8:10PM, SAT 8:45PM, SUN 3:20PM MON 3:30, 9:00PM, TUE 8:25PM, WED 3:30, 9:00PM KIWI CHRISTMAS (PG) THU-FRI 10:00AM, SAT 12:50PM, SUN 10:30AM MON 4:00PM, TUE 10:30AM, WED 10:30, 1:30PM MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (M) THU 11:40AM, SAT 5:50PM SUN 8:15PM, MON 12:40, 6:30PM TUE 12:35, 3:20PM, WED 12:40, 6:30PM PADDINGTON 2 (G) • FRI 10:30, 12:50, 5:50PM, SAT 10:35, 1:10, 3:30PM SUN 10:20, 1:20PM STAR WARS 8: THE LAST JEDI (M) • THU 12:01, 12:10, 12:20, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:20, 5:00, 8:00, 9:30PM FRI-SAT 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:10, 2:00, 3:00, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:00PM SUN 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:00PM MON 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:10, 2:00, 3:00, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:00PM TUE 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:10, 5:00, 6:00, 8:00, 9:00PM WED 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:00PM THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS (PG) THU 10:10AM, FRI 3:30PM, SAT 10:40AM MON 10:30, 6:20PM, TUE 11:00, 3:50PM WED 10:30, 6:20PM THE STAR (G) THU 4:30PM, FRI-MON 10:00AM TUE 10:00, 1:40PM, WED 10:00, 3:50PM THOR: RAGNAROK (M) THU 2:20PM, FRI 8:35PM, SAT 8:20PM MON 9:10PM, TUE 9:05PM WONDER (PG) THU 10:30, 1:00, 3:25, 5:30PM, FRI 10:20, 6:10PM SAT 10:20, 6:20PM, SUN 12:40, 5:50PM MON-WED 1:00, 6:45PM

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ADDINGTON BRASS CHRISTMAS MISSION CONCERT: Saturday 7.30pm Christchurch Transitional Cathedral. Raising funds for City Mission. BARETTA: Friday 7pm - Live music; 10.30pm - DJ. Saturday 9pm - DJ Double Header. BECK’S SOUTHERN ALEHOUSE: Saturday 9pm Ctrl Alt Rock. BILL'S BAR: Thursday & Sunday 6pm - Mickey Rat Karaoke. BISHOP BROTHERS PUBLIC HOUSE: Sunday 3pm - Live music. BLACK HORSE: Saturday Shameless Few. BLUE SMOKE: Sunday 3pm The Danberrys, tickets $15+bf. CARLTON: Thursday 9pm Ting Tong. Friday 10pm - Ctrl Alt Rock. Saturday 10.30pm Flat City Brotherhood. Sunday 4.30pm - Quiz. Monday 7pm Nick Lee. Wednesday 8.30pm Corner Sounds duo. CASA PUBLICA: Friday 5pm El Guitarro; 8.30pm - DJ Maestro B. Saturday 9pm - DJ Ash-S. CHRISTCHURCH CASINO: Friday 6pm - Rockabella; 9.15pm - Reckless. Saturday 7pm - Lonesome Sue; 10.15pm - Shannon Cooper-Garland. Sunday 5.30pm - Stephen James. CLADDAGH IRISH PUB: Thursday - Open mic. Saturday - Live music. COASTERS TAVERN: Thursday 8pm - Mel & Dave. Saturday - Live music. Wednesday - Open Mic Night. DARKROOM: Thursday - A tribute to Lou Reed. Friday Melted Ice Cream presents. Saturday - JaggersxLines (DUN); Motte; Femme Screm. Wednesday - Open Mic.

DUX CENTRAL: Friday 5pm Emerson; 9.30pm - Zak Cooper. Saturday 2pm - Davey Backyard; 9.30pm - Aleon. Sunday 2pm - Sunday Jazz Sessions. EMPIRE: Thursday 9pm - DJ. Friday 10pm - DJ. Saturday 10pm - DJ. Sunday 10pm - DJ. EVOLUTION SQUARE: Friday noon - CCC Lunctime Concert feat. Retrosonic. FAT EDDIES: Thursday 7.30pm - Brad Kang Quartet; 11pm - Mike Bickers Boptet. Friday 7.30pm - Soul Kweens; 11pm - Sarena & the Pocket Change. Saturday 7.30pm - Jazz at the Lincoln Road Centre; 11pm - Corner Sounds. Sunday 3pm - Little Big Trio; 6.30pm Zak Williams. Monday 7.30pm - The Curio Club. Tuesday 7.30pm - The Scene. Wednesday 7.30pm - Dom Spiteri Combo. FAT TONY’S: Saturday 8.30pm - X-Files. FINNEGANS, PREBBLETON TAVERN: Friday 8pm - Trad Session. GBC: Friday 6pm - Sima & Vaeo. HORNBY WMC: Friday 7pm Ian Mac. Saturday 4.30pm Marion’s Outlaws; 8pm - Th’ Art of Cheese. HORNCASTLE ARENA: Tuesday 7pm - Yusuf Cat Stevens 50th Anniversary Tour SOLD OUT. Tickets @ticketek. ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL: Friday 7pm - The Wizard of Oz. Saturday 2pm & 7pm - The Wizard of Oz. Sunday 7.30pm Angus & Julia Stone. Wednesday 6.30pm - CSO presents A Festive Christmas. Tickets @ticketek. MACKENZIES BAR: Friday 8pm - The Elevators. Saturday No Secrets. Wednesday Karaoke.

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MAK TAVERN, KAINGA: Thursday 7pm - Jam Session. Friday 9pm - Misfit. Saturday 9pm - Usual Suspects. Sunday Flat City Brotherhood. MICKY FINNS: Thursday 8pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Friday & Saturday 10pm - Elevators.

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NORTH HAGLEY PARK: Saturday 5pm - Christmas in the City feat. Sol3 Mio. PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR, NEW BRIGHTON: Friday 9pm - DJ Chick Karaoke. Saturday 9pm - Antix. RANGI RURU GIRLS’ SCHOOL: Friday 7pm - Tekla Klebetnica (from Poland). RICHMOND WMC: Friday 7pm - Anthony. Saturday 7pm - Andy Page. Sunday 3pm - I Alone. SANDRIDGE HOTEL, SYDENHAM: Thursday 8pm - Karaoke. Friday 8pm - Live music. Saturday 8pm - DJ. STOCK XCHANGE SHIRLEY: Friday 7pm - Antix. Saturday 7pm - Misfitz. SULLIVANS IRISH PUB. LINCOLN RD: Friday 9pm - Live music. Saturday 9pm - Live music. Wednesday 7.30pm - Willie’s Open Mic. ST MARY’S PROCATHEDRAL, MANCHESTER ST: Wednesday 1.10pm - Alexandra Lomeiko (NZ violinist based in London), $10 & $5 donation. TEMPS BAR, HORNBY: Thursday 7pm - Jam Session (gear provided). Friday 8.30pm - No Secrets. Saturday 8.30pm Nightwatch. Wednesday Mickey Rat Karaoke. THAI CHEFS, SUKHU TIGER, RICCARTON: Thursday to Wednesday 9pm Resident DJ & Karaoke.

The Danberrys at Blue Smoke on Sunday, 3pm. THE BOG IRISH BAR: Thursday 10pm - Assembly Required. Friday 7pm Brendan Gregg; 11pm Stoutfellows. Saturday 7pm Ryan Ferris; 11pm - Wolverines. Sunday 5.30pm - Black Velvet acoustic; 11pm - Stoutfellows. Tuesday 7pm - The Jamesons Christmas Party. Wednesday 8pm - Open Mic Night.

THE PIANO: Friday 7.30pm & Sunday 2.30pm - Christmas Joy with Ali Harper feat. special guests the Voices Co. Youth Ensemble with Julian Hay (winner of TV’s Naked Choir), GA $39. THE WAVE BAR, NEW BRIGHTON: Thursday 8.30pm - Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. TREVINOS BAR & RESTAURANT, RICCARTON: Friday 9pm - XFiles. Sunday 4pm - Mandi Miller.

THE CRAIC IRISH BAR: Friday - Live music. Saturday Eddie Simon. THE CUBAN: Thursday 6.30pm - Live music. Friday Live music. Saturday 10pm - DJ. THE FITZ: Friday 8.30pm Sign of the Firebird. Saturday 8.30pm - Picking at the Remnants. THE MILLER BAR: Thursday 7pm - Rock n Roll. Friday 9pm - Hot Gossip. Saturday 9.30pm Awesome Source. Sunday 4.30pm - Miller Xmas Party with Sound Control. Wednesday 8pm - Lance Karaoke.

TWISTED HOP, WOOLSTON: Friday 7.30pm Graeme Wardrop. Saturday 7.30pm - Matt Smith & Josh. TWO FAT POSSUMS, WEST MELTON: Sunday 3pm - Live Jazz. WOOLSTON CLUB: Saturday 7pm - Unhinged. WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON: Tuesday 7pm - Showcase feat. Marcus De. Wednesday 8pm Al Park & Pals. .

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NEW BRIGHTON MARKET Saturday, 10am-2pm, New Brighton pedestrian mall MT PLEASANT FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, McCormacks Bay Rd

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 8.30PM-MIDNIGHT CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW More than 400,000 lights synchronised to music; hundreds of animated characters and animated carnival rides make this a spectacular experience. 650 Shands Rd THURSDAY, 6.30PM SUMNER CHRISTMAS CAROLS Get into the festive spirit with carols by the beach. The Sumner Silver Band will play and Santa is set to make an appearance on a fire engine. Sumner Surf Life Saving Club grounds

FRIDAY, 11AM-9PM STREET FOOD MARKET CHRISTMAS EDITION The market folk are transforming the square into a winter wonderland for this week’s market. Get festive with singalongs to carols around the Christmas tree and a visit from Santa at 6pm. Expect plenty of great food from international vendors doing food from all over the world. Cathedral Square FRIDAY, 7-9PM CAROLS AND NIGHT MARKET Bring the family along, check out the night market and finish off with a good old singalong. Bring

your own seating and a candle to light at the end of the concert. Doris Lusk Reserve, Stanmore Rd SATURDAY, 8-9AM PARK RUN This free 5km fun run and walk starts from the Botanic Gardens car park. Walk, run, or jog – you can even bring the dog. No need to register, but you may do at https://parkrun.co.nz/register/ form. International visitors welcome. Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave SATURDAY, 4-9PM CHRISTMAS FOR THE CITY A Christmas party experience catering for all ages. You will find art, music, dance crews, drama and fun activities for kids, such as toy-making, cookie decorating, photos with Santa, animal rides,

bouncy castles and face-painting. Food from various nations available for purchase and there will be different versions of the Christmas story. Ara Institute, 130 Madras St SUNDAY, NOON-3PM HALSWELL CHRISTMAS MARKET With more than 50 stalls, the market could be a good place to find that unique Christmas gift. Go along and get a bite to eat from one of the numerous food trucks while the Remnants band play some tunes. St John of God, 26 Nash Rd SUNDAY, 11AM-3PM MOLLET ST BUBBLE MARKET Held every third Sunday, this market features live entertainment, delicious foods, a variety of stalls, face-painting and activities for children. Situated close to the central bus exchange. Mollet St SUNDAY, 11AM-3PM SUMNER MARKET Take a trip to the Sumner Market this

LYTTELTON FARMERS’ MARKET Saturdays, 10am-1pm, London St OPAWA FARMERS’ MARKET Sunday, 9am-noon, 275 Fifield Tce THE RICCARTON MARKET Sunday, 9am-2pm Riccarton Racecourse

weekend. With stalls selling fresh produce, breads and pastries, coffee, clothes, crafts and more, visitors can be assured of finding something to tempt them. Delicious food and Christmas goodies complete the package. Make the most of the balmy weather and check it out. Cnr Esplanade and Marriner St SUNDAY, 11AM-NOON SKITCH SKETCH SHOW Head along to the common room at the Arts Centre for your morning dose of laughs and free coffee. Skitch is Christchurch’s live weekend sketch show. Think a flock of kea with Monty Python getting cabin fever in a New Zealand tramping hut. This Sunday is Skitch’s sixth show, and will feature Christchurch sketch troupe The New Zealand Flags. Door sales $15 Arts Centre, 2 Worcester Blvd SUNDAY, 5.30-7PM CAROL SINGING WITH STEDFAST BRASS Stedfast Brass will provide traditional Christmas carols at Opawa Community Church. Barbecue sausages and refreshments will be available from 5.30pm, music from 6pm. Families with children most welcome. Bring a rug or your own chair as there is limited seating. Cnr Aynsley Tce and Opawa Rd SUNDAY, 3.30PM A BALKAN CHRISTMAS Musica Balkanica Choir will present carols from the Balkans and beyond. Entry by koha/ donation. St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Presbyterian Church, 16 Merivale Lane

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