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PROUD: Former Diamond Harbour chief fire officer Don Cameron and his wife Bev at home in Somerfield. Mr Cameron was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal in the New Year Honours list. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

„„ By Sarla Donovan “IT’S A bit humbling,” says Don Cameron. “You give your time without any expectations and then

something like this pops out of the blue.” Mr Cameron, 76, was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and

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„„ By Julia Evans SUMNER WILL get surveillance cameras prompted by a spate of aggravated burglaries in the area. Safer Sumner’s Kath Preston said it was “excellent news” that the group had surpassed its $4000 goal to purchase two CCTV cameras, which will record traffic going in and out of the village. The target was hit as Johnston Architects, based in Wakefield Ave, offered to match any donations made on the Safer Sumner Givealittle page. “They approached us and said they’d like to try and help . . . it’s very generous,” Ms Preston said. The Givealittle page has raised about $3000 from more than 40 donors so with Johnston’s donation the total is up to about $6000. The page closes on January 5. The bid to install cameras was launched following four aggravated burglaries in Mt Pleasant, Redcliffs, Sumner and Scarborough earlier in the year. One of these involved mother Emely van Ras, who, by using a decorative Fijian skull crusher, held off an intruder with a knife. •Turn to page 6

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from the editor’s desk A NICE story on page 1 today about Don Cameron, a very likeable chap who spent 50 years serving as a volunteer fireman. Yes, that’s right – 50 years! So in recognition of Don’s services to the community, he was recognised in the New Year Honours list, alongside a number of other well deserving local people (see pages 1, 2, 4, 5). Don now lives in Somerfield but he is an icon of the Diamond Harbour area where he spent many years fighting fires, attending car crashes and other emergencies that popped up. He was also part of a number of other groups that glue a community together. Being a volunteer firefighter means you are called out at all times of the day and night, so to do that for half a century is nothing short of inspirational. Don made sure through reporter Sarla Donovan’s interview that his wife Bev got the recognition she deserves, and that is captured perfectly in Martin Hunter’s photo on the front page. “My wife Bev’s been right alongside. I used to come home from some incidents and I’d be shaking. You’ve just got to have that clear support and understanding so you can pick yourself up and do it again,” he said. Congratulations Don and Bev. – Barry Clarke

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Former fire chief ‘humbled’ by honour •From page 1 Said Mr Cameron: “You’ve just got to have that clear support and understanding so you can pick yourself up and do it again.” As well as his involvement with the fire brigade, Mr Cameron (left co-founded the Diamond Harbour Rugby Club with Ben Hawkins some 30-odd CHARGE: Former Diamond Harbour chief fire officer Don Cameron retired in 2015 after 50 years of service.

years ago. “When we left Diamond Harbour the community put on a farewell and the current club president, Trevor Turner, said in his speech: ‘Thank you Don for what you’ve done. I’ve made lifelong friends through what you’ve started.’ And I’d never thought about it like that; people have come together through the game of rugby and now they’re lifelong friends.” A mechanic by trade, Mr Cameron had been married a year and was living in Yaldhurst when he heard the local garage

was for sale in Diamond Harbour. That was in 1965. In spite of not knowing anything about the area, he and Bev went over to take a look, decided they would “dip their toes in the water” and ended up staying for 52 years. Over that time, the Camerons raised three children, became involved in the playcentre and Diamond Harbour School committee, and helped establish a school sailing club. Mr Cameron was in the Merrymakers theatre group and was a founding member of the bridge

club. “It’s not putting your name out there; quite the reverse – it’s bringing people together.” He reckons community organisations are more important now than they’ve ever been. “You need your playcentres, your plunkets, your bowls, your arts group, your choir, your bridge club. That’s the structure of a community, it’s the soul. When storms and quakes come, they link the community together. That’s the value – it would be a bland area to live in if there weren’t these organisations.”

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Six-month liquor ban in place „„ By Julia Evans A TEMPORARY liquor ban is being enforced in Linwood Village. The city council approved the temporary alcohol ban to be applied on the streets and parks of Linwood Village for the next six months, in a bid to reduce the level of crime and disorder in the area. The ban will apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week within the Deon Swiggs streets bound by Fitzgerald Ave, Armagh, England, and Hereford Sts. It comes after businesses and residents lobbied for the liquor ban, saying they feel unsafe shopping and working in the area due to the disorder caused by on-street drinking. Previously, police said they didn’t have sufficient resources to enforce a ban and the problem wasn’t bad enough. But last month, the LinwoodCentral-Heathcote Community Board asked the city council to urgently investigate imposing an alcohol ban in the area after residents, businesses and

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of the Linwood Village,’’ Cr Swiggs said. But he said more needed to be done to properly address the issues. “An alcohol ban will not solve the deeper social issues that we must confront, but it is a good start to making positive changes in the area.’’ A report said police were dealing on an almost daily basis with alcohol-related misbehaviour in the area. In the past six months, the number of calls coming into police from the Linwood area has increased by more than 50

per cent, the police report said. It said calls have been coming from shoppers and business owners feeling intimated by the disorderly behaviour of people drinking and asking for money. “Police believe that the ban will be an effective tool to address alcohol-related offending and intimidation, and in making the community feel safe,’’ the report said. Before the temporary liquor ban expires in June, the city council will consider making it permanent.

BORROW A BEACH TOY The Borrow-A-Bucket initiative has placed a chest filled with beach toys by the changing rooms at New Brighton Beach. All the toys inside are free to use for families and children at the beach, as long as they are returned. If you have any unwanted beach toys in good condition, donate them to the Borrow-A-Bucket chest. MUSEUM FILM APPEAL The New Brighton Museum is taking donations of classic films on DVD or VCR. The museum runs a movie club each Tuesday in which members watch old musicals and films from the 50s with stars like Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Elizabeth Taylor. Lighter films are more popular. The museum is open every day from 1-3pm if you want to drop off any films. RUBBISH COLLECTIONS Rubbish and recycling collection days differ from normal again this week. Collections take place the day after the normal scheduled day. Today’s collection moves to tomorrow, with normal days resuming on January 8. Friday collections will move to Saturday.

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RESPECT: A temporary liquor ban is being enforced on the streets of Linwood Village for the next six months. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER police raised concerns about the high level of alcohol-fuelled behaviour in the area. Central city councillor Deon Swiggs said the liquor ban would help make Linwood Village a place where everyone feels welcome and safe. “Residents and shopkeepers have expressed feeling intimidated and unsafe due to anti-social drinking in the street, and the alcohol ban will address this immediate issue as longer term work takes place to deal with other issues surrounding the development

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Members of the community have been acknowledged on the New Year Honours list for their achievements and work in the community •John Norman Harrison – Cass Bay, Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to music and theatre. Mr Harrison was executive officer of the New Zealand Brass Bands’ Association from 1979 to 2003. During this time Mr Harrison oversaw the National Band of New Zealand and from 1990 to 2009 he was also executive officer of the Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association. Mr Harrison helped bring the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to New Zealand in 2000. He volunteered in various roles at The Court Theatre from the mid-1970s, including a period as chief usher, and served on the trust board from 2003 to 2013. He was secretary and a trustee of the Court Theatre Foundation from 2012 to 2016 and was made the inaugural Fellow of The Court Theatre in 2016. His 22-year career as an announcer and programmer with Radio New Zealand culminated in his appointment as executive

music producer. In 1984 he was vice-president of the National Music Council. During the 1970s and 1980s Mr Harrison was choir master at Lyttelton’s Holy Trinity Church. •Paul Ferrier Pritchett – Church Bay, Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to yachting and the community. Mr Pritchett has played a key role in encouraging the youth of Canterbury into sailing. He introduced the Optimist Sailing Dinghy to New Zealand in 1975 and instigated the New Zealand Optimist Dinghy Association, spening many hours travelling the country to promote the dinghy as the ideal child’s learner sailing boat, which has since been widely adopted around New Zealand. He founded the Water Activities Centre in 1986, through

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which school pupils were able to learn safe sailing and associated water activities. He co-founded sailing for the disabled in Canterbury in 1989 and is a life member of the Charteris Bay Yacht Club and has been commodore twice. He has chaired Canterbury Yachting Association committees and been chairman of the Youth Committee of the New Zealand Yachting Federation. Within the wider community Mr Pritchett has been involved with probus and lions clubs, organised beach clean ups, tree plantings, and cliff track working parties. •Graeme Richard Wallis – Cashmere, Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to music. Mr Wallis has been a significant contributor to the music scene for more than 40 years and has held numerous leadership positions within Canterbury music organisations. He has held various leadership positions with the Avonhead

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Rotary Club since 1984 and has led several fundraising projects, including a leading role in the fundraising for the purchase and installation of a pipe organ at the town hall in 1997. He is currently chairman of the Friends of the Arts Centre of Christchurch. He has been president of the Christchurch Civic Music Council since 2006 and chairman of Christchurch Civic Music Council Concert Programmes since 2011. He is the past president of the Specialist Music Programme and chairman of the National Concerto Competition Trust and the Voice of Music Committee. Mr Wallis has been musical director of the Christchurch Operatic Society, patron of the Friends of the Christchurch School of Music Support Trust, and was president of the New Zealand Society for Music Education in 1989. •Shona Evelyn Andrell – Addington, The Queen’s Service Medal for services to the stroke community. Mrs Andrell has provided assistance and support to members of stroke communities in

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Funding to buy CCTV cameras reached •From page 1 A man was charged with three of the four aggravated burglary offences, including that of Miss van Ras. He has been remanded in custody and will next appear in court on February 21. Johnston Architects owner Regan Johnston said the business has recently moved to Sumner from the central city so the company wanted to get involved in an important community initiative. “It’s important to the community. We thought, we’re new – let’s do our part,” he said. Ms Preston said any leftover money would go straight back to the community via the Sumner Residents’ Association. Ms Preston said residents have been concerned for a number of years that property-related crime was on the rise. However, she said it was the burglary of Miss van Ras that sparked the group into action. “The idea is that if something does happen we’ve got footage to help track down whoever was involved,” she said. But she said the cameras would also act as a good deterrent to crime. Any footage captured would only be viewed by police, who support the initiative, and security staff.

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Shakespearean stage beckons Actress off to London’s Globe Theatre „„ By Julia Evans “ROMEO, ROMEO, wherefore art thou Romeo?” Tigerlily Perry may soon be reciting the famous Shakespearean quote at the theatre his plays were first performed in four centuries ago. Although Romeo and Juliet isn’t her favourite play. “It’s a tie between Much Ado About Nothing and Julius Caesar,” she said. The 17-year-old who has just finished school at St Margaret’s College is hoping to send her acting career into overdrive after landing a coveted spot in the New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company. From more than 5000 applicants, Tigerlily was selected as one of the 24 students who will fly to London to perform at the Globe Theatre. Only one other student from Christchurch made the cut, Cashmere’s Ben Kelly. Tigerlily and Ben will perform and take part in several

CURTAINS: Tigerlily Perry is set to head to London and perform Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre and in Stratford-upon-Avon. ​

workshops and talks at the Globe before heading north to Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. “It’s really exciting thinking about performing there.”

Tigerlily said she expects it will be “life-changing.” Although the trip isn’t until July, Tigerlily is already hard at work fundraising for the $8500 it will take to get her there.

“I’ve been doing odd jobs,” she said. But a funding grant of $1000 from the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand has been “amazing,” she said. It comes after her recent role as the lead in the international award-winning film, A Perfect Child, made by Christ’s College and St Margaret’s students. “I’ve always been into acting. It started with the Shakespeare festival at school,” she said. Her mother was an actress, although never professionally. “Mum was an actress, she exposed me to that world and it developed when I was a kid,” she said. Tigerlily grew up with a love of reading play scripts – something she always thought was “a bit weird.” She has played Paulina and Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Mark Antony in Anthony and Cleopatra, Trebonius from Julius Caesar and has taken the lead in Timon of Athens, Timon. But she couldn’t pick a favourite. Instead, she’s hoping to add new characters to her repertoire at the Globe in July. •If you want to help Tigerlily with the fundraising campaign, go to https:// givealittle.co.nz/cause/ tigerlilyysc2018

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Your Local Views Readers respond to the article regarding two large trees in the former Redcliffs School grounds that may be cut down after the city council declined to give them protected status Jan Simpson – We strongly believe that the two lovely old trees in the original Redcliffs School grounds should be given protected status. I do not know the criteria for protection of worthwhile trees but on our property on Beachville Rd we have inherited a protected tree which we have tried to have removed from the list. It is a nonsense – an old, unhealthy, ngaio tree with unsightly dead branches. Ngaios are poisonous weeds and a tree such as this, very close to our house should not be protected, unlike the two lovely old trees in the former Redcliffs School. Playgrounds benefit from trees like these. Retain them please. Bobby Phuong – I believe the trees should be given protected status. They have been there for so long and are part of the land now, not to mention beautiful. If there are configurations that allow the trees to be retained then there’s no reason at all for their removal. Dan Salisbury – Please

LANDSCAPE: An oak tree at the former Redcliffs School may be chopped down when the city council develops playing fields on the site. While Avondale’s Maree Ross says she wants the overgrown mess on the property next to her home cleared. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Helen Young – Make a Daniel Leadley – Why The city council doesn’t want to keep the oak and elm on the old complaint to the city council to it should the city council be help.  Redcliffs School site. It sounds being a fire risk. I did that when expected to look after a privatelylike they can be accommodated owned section? I cut the berm Nicky Kidd – The city  into any new plans. The trees add the neighbours had grass up to the top of the fence 2m high. down for this lady about council will end up getso much. They were made to cut it down two years ago the site was bad ting someone in to do it and and keep it to a low height as then hate to think how bad it is send them a bill. The section Readers also respond a fire risk. It’s worth a try even now. owners are lazy. Grow up and to the update about if it is the city council with the take responsibility of your the overgrown section problem. Karen Bullock – Typical. section. in Avondale

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4 lamb shoulder chops Marinade 2 Tbsp olive oil ⅓ cup honey ½ cup fresh mint, chopped 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar ½ tsp salt Crushed peas 2 cups frozen peas 3 mint leaves, finely chopped 25g butter ½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper 2 Tbsp creme fraiche

Directions Halve, peel, stone and thinly slice the peaches. Combine the schnapps with the custard. Cut the sponge into 2cm cubes. Place some sliced peaches in the base of six individual serving dishes or drinking glasses. Spoon a little passionfruit pulp over the top. Add some cubes of cake. Top with the custard, smoothing with a spoon. Add some whipped cream and smooth the top. Carefully place more peach slices and sliced banana on top and drizzle with a little more passionfruit pulp.

Directions Mix together all marinade ingredients and cover the lamb with it. Leave to marinate for one hour or overnight. Preheat the oven to 190 deg C. Place the lamb chops in a roasting tray and cook for 7min then turn over and cook for a further 7min or until cooked through. Blanch the peas for 5min, drain and add the mint to the peas.

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Reece eyes up another national title „„ By Andrew King BURWOOD PARK’S Reece Falck will be looking to bring home another national tennis title when he competes in Auckland on Saturday. Fifteen-year-old Reece, who was crowned national 14 and under champion last year, will compete in the national junior team’s event in the 16 and under section and in the 16 and under singles and doubles tournament. He said he is excited to get stuck in at the tournament and feels he has a good opportunity to take another national title. “I am feeling pretty confident. I am hitting the ball pretty well,” he said. Reece returned from Auckland last week where he attended a three-day training camp working on technique and fitness. The Shirley Boys’ High School student is coached by his father Andrew, who is the head coach at the Burwood Park club. He will also compete in the doubles with fellow Cantabrian Jamie Garbett, 16, and in the national junior team’s event and said the team has good depth and should be in with a chance to win a title. Canterbury is sending three teams to the event. The 16 and under team, who will compete in Auckland from

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January 11-14, is made up of Reece Falck, Jamie Garbett, William Schneideman, Liam Adams, Annabel Coates, Monique Hore and Tessa McCann. The 14 and under and 12 and under teams will compete at

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DEPTH: Canterbury women’s open winner Tessa McCann will compete in the 16 and under national junior team event. PHOTO: PATRICK ROSE

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