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TWO-YEAR MYSTERY NOW A MURDER INQUIRY „„ By Star reporters A CHRISTCHURCH man who went missing just over two years ago is now believed to have been murdered. Richard Hinkley, who was 49 when he disappeared, was last seen at Kiwibank in Edgeware on December 12, 2015. But in a major development in the past few weeks, police have searched a property in east Christchurch. The Star has learned the search has confirmed police inquiries that he has likely been killed. Mr Hinkley’s body was not found during the search. Detectives have a key suspect. Mr Hinkley was 1.84m tall, and of solid build, and had a shaved head when he was last seen. He often wore a beanie or hat. He was last seen wearing dark pants, a black T-shirt with a large white pattern on the front and a blue peaked cap with a dark blue logo on the front. There have been no sightings of Mr Hinkley reported to police since he went missing. Police appear not to have been aware of Mr Hinkley’s disappearance until March 2016 when they issued a media statement seeking information from the public as to his whereabouts. At the time, police said they were building a picture of what may have happened to him and were liaising with his family who had become increasingly concerned for his welfare. But information received recently opened a major line of inquiry for detectives. The Star yesterday attempted

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to talk to detectives investigating the Hinkley case about the breakthrough. But they did not respond to phone calls or emails. The development in the Hinkley case is similar to that of missing Halswell man Michael McGrath. Mr McGrath disappeared 236 days ago. In December, after months of investigation, police and his family conceded Mr McGrath was dead. Police still list his disappearance as a missing persons case but they have been running a parallel homicide case for months. They spent more than two months searching the Kate Valley landfill site for clues and took away more than 200 pairs of jeans, some of which will be forensically tested. Police also made an extensive forensic search of a Halswell property belonging to Mr McGrath’s friend David Benbow. Police said he was a person of interest.

LAST SIGHTING: Richard Hinkley (above) was last seen at the Edgeware NZ Post and Kiwibank on December 12, 2015. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK STEVE MCLENNAN compares fighting fires with riding a bike: “Once you get on it’s hard to get off.’’ On pages 14-15 today we profile Steve, who has been involved with fighting fires for more than half a century. That’s a very long bike ride. The likeable 70-year-old is part of the Lincoln brigade, and one of many firefighters around the district who serve a vital role in the community. Many are volunteers, giving their time freely to attend fires, motor vehicle crashes and other emergencies while we go about or usual business, or are asleep at night. Their value to the community can not be overstated enough, in my humble opinion. Jim Anderton’s funeral is tomorrow (see page 7) and no doubt it will be a full house. Jim was great guy who had a very good relationship with journalists. That was because he was a straight shooter, and would generally always return calls. If you were on the wrong track with the question line, he’d put you on the right track. – Barry Clarke

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one for emerging professional performers and the other for high schoolers. Thirty-two emerging professional performers and 120 secondary school students from all over New Zealand and Australia will take part with spaces filled “really quickly,” Mr Di Somma said. He said the city does not get a calibre of performer like Groff

often and is excited to have him. “It is rare to have someone like him here,” he said. Groff, who is a two-time Tony Award nominee, is expected to arrive in the city on January 25 and is expected to start work at the school soon after. Mr Di Somma was first introduced to Groff by two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster – who taught at the

In Brief NORTHLANDS EXPANSION Work on the $18.8 million Langdons Quarter expansion at Northlands Shopping Centre will begin on Monday. The new food precinct will be built under the existing cinema complex, with two external restaurants, 12 internal, a new pedestrian entry providing direct access to car park building and refurbishment of existing bathrooms. Tenancies are expected to open in October. AUTHOR, BOTANIST DIES Well-known botanist and author Bill Sykes passed away at Nurse Maude Hospital on January 5, aged 90. Among a long list of achievements, the St Albans man published several books, including Flora of the Cook Islands, co-founded of the Packe Street Park Community Garden with his wife Peggy Kelly and helped establish the Friends of the Christchurch Botanical Gardens. A funeral service was held for Mr Sykes on Tuesday.

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school in 2016. After meeting up with Groff in New York, Mr Di Somma invited him to come and he agreed. “Getting the meeting is the hard bit, once you offer them a chance to come to New Zealand it’s pretty hard to pass up,” Mr Di Somma said. Other tutors lined up includes West End musical director Mark W Dorrell, New York-based director Peter Flynn and New Zealand director Kip Chapman. Groff first began to emerge as a Broadway star in 2006 for his performance in the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening. He has since appeared in American television series Glee, Mindhunter and played the lead role of King George in the Broadway musical Hamilton. •To book tickets to Groff, Murney, Burns: Broadway Comes to Christchurch, go to https://www.eventfinda. co.nz/

SMOKE INHALED A person was taken to hospital after a kitchen fire in Wainoni on Tuesday night. Three crews were called to the Ottawa Rd address at about 10.30pm but found the fire had been extinguished. A fire communications spokesman said one person was taken to Christchurch Hospital for smoke inhalation. SUSPICIOUS FIRE Police are investigating a deliberately lit fire in a derelict building and garage in the central city on Tuesday night. Fire crews were called to the Armagh St property at about 11.10pm and found a number of small fires. Specialist fire investigator Bruce Irvine told The Star there are signs of forced entry and the fires were deliberately lit. “It is a significant concern for us as it is a red-stickered building, so that creates a significant risk for our firefighters when they have to enter these buildings,” he said.

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„„ By Georgia O’ConnorHarding THE STAR of one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time will be in Christchurch this month to train young adults and secondary school students hoping to pursue a career in musical theatre. American actor and singer Jonathan Groff – who voiced a leading role in Disney’s animated film Frozen – will fly in to teach at the Christchurch International Music Theatre Summer School which opens for tuition on January 22. One of Groff ’s most famous roles to date is that of the voice of Kristoff in Frozen, which was the fifth highest-grossing film in 2014, making $1.219 billion. At the end of the theatre programme Groff, along with American actress and singers Julia Murney and Andrea Burns will bring Broadway to the city – performing a one-off concert on February 2 at Charles Luney Auditorium. Murney is best-known for playing the original role of Queenie in musical The Wild Party, while Burns is a Drama Desk Award winner – both will teach at the school. The school was founded by Christchurch musical director Luke Di Somma in 2014. It is divided into two streams of intensive theatre courses –

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A FRENCH couple will never forget their honeymoon in New Zealand after managing to walk away from their vehicle after it plunged 20m down a bank on Sunday. The couple, in their mid20s, were heading towards the West Coast on State Highway 73, Springfield, at about 1pm when the car left the road.

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Fewer crashes in central city „„ By Bridget Rutherford THE NUMBER of crashes and injuries in the central city has reduced since the speed limit was dropped to 30km/h more than a year ago. Data compiled by ViaStrada senior traffic engineer and transport planner Glen Koorey shows there have been 17 per cent fewer crashes, and a 22 per cent reduction in injuries. In March 2016, the city council dropped the speed limit Glen Koorey from 50km/h to 30km/h on streets between, but not including, Kilmore, Madras and St Asaph Sts. The move, which was part of An Accessible City, received mixed reactions. Some said it would slow progress, while others said it would make the area safer. Dr Koorey, a former Canterbury University transport engineering senior lecturer, has compiled crash and injury data for the area from the last four years. He gathered the figures from

POSITIVE: The lower speed limit in the central city, such as on Montreal St, has reduced the number of crashes and injuries in the first 18 months since the change. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

the New Zealand Transport Agency’s crash analysis data to see if there had been a change. It showed between September 2014 and February 2016, there were 73 crashes in the area, and 36 injuries. That dropped to 60 crashes since the new limit was put in place and 28 injuries. In other central city streets that still have a 50km/h speed limit, the number of crashes had increased. Dr Koorey said the increase could reflect unnecessary traffic shifting, although he had not

compared traffic volumes yet so did not want to speculate. He said because more businesses and shops opening were bringing more people and traffic into the central city, he did not initially expect a drop in crashes. But Dr Koorey said he was pleasantly surprised. “It’s early days and I’d like to see how the trends goes for a bit longer (two to three years), but it’s an encouraging sign given that a key reason for introducing lower speeds is for road safety.” City councillor Sara Temple-

ton said the 30km/h limit not only made the roads safer, but it meant motorists noticed more shops and businesses opening up. “It was quite controversial at the time, there was a lot of negative comments on social media about that change,” she said. “What this shows is that the decision was based on best international practice and the local data backs that up.” The city council has been lowering speed limits in other parts of the city, including along the new cycleway routes.

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Senior cop cleared over harassment allegations „„ By Bridget Rutherford A SENIOR police officer has returned to work after being stood down over allegations he verbally harassed several staff. The Star has learned Inspector Paul Fremaux has been cleared of the allegations, and is working in the police communications centre. Paul Fremaux He was stood down early last year while an employment investigation was under way over the claims. He is now working in a different role than what he was before being stood down. It was reported police received at least five complaints about Inspector Fremaux relating to verbal harassment. One complainant was the daughter of a high ranking officer. Inspector Fremaux had previously managed the Southern Communications Centre.

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Funeral open to public JIM ANDERTON’S son Chris says he has been overwhelmed with support after his father’s death at the weekend. And for those who cannot attend the public funeral today, it is being streamed live on YouTube. Writing on Facebook, Chris Anderton thanked people for the messages of supported he had received: “They uplift me.” Mr Anderton was two weeks shy of his 80th birthday when he died peacefully in Christchurch. He served as the Sydenham and Wigram MP from 1984 until his retirement from Parliament in 2011. A Requiem Mass will be held for Mr Anderton at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 70 Spencer St, Addington, at 2pm. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who will attend the funeral, called Anderton a man of “huge integrity, huge compassion, a man who stood strongly for what he believed in and gave 40 years of service both in local government and central government”. “He will be sadly, sadly missed by the Labour movement and by

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SADLY MISSED: Jim Anderton at the ceremony last year in which he received a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

all his friends and family.” His Labour successor in Wigram, Cabinet Minister Megan Woods, is also expected to attend, as well as Finance Minister Grant Robertson, Labour Party general secretary Andrew

Kirton, and Council of Trade Unions general secretary Sam Huggard. Close friend and former MP Matt Robson, who served in Parliament from 1996 to 2005 with Mr Anderton’s Alliance Party

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and then the Progressive Party, will be one of the speakers. Mr Anderton’s legacy has been praised since his death, from his principled stance in 1989 when he left the Labour Party in protest over Rogernomics and the sale of BNZ, to his championing MMP as leader of Alliance. His work in the Helen Clarkled Government included helping to set up Kiwibank, the NZ Superannuation Fund, paid parental leave, and several regional development initiatives such as the Marlborough Wine Research Centre. After he retired, he served as chair of the Stadium Trust and pushed for the rebuild of Christ Church Cathedral. Last year Mr Anderton was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Parliament. He will be buried on Waiheke Island on Saturday.

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Chch Airport sets record for passengers CHRISTCHURCH Airport recorded its busiest month ever in December. Statistics revealed the number of passengers through the terminal was the highest for any month on record. Chief aeronautical and commercial officer Justin Watson said 638,043 passengers used the terminal during December, up 4.8 per cent on the previous December. “This equates to more than the entire population of Canterbury and the West Coast through the terminal during the past month alone,” he said. “New services or larger aircraft are now flying between Christchurch and Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Pacific Islands, as well as domestically within New Zealand.” International arrivals led the December growth, with a 7.7 per cent increase across the month. The largest increases came on long-haul flights from Asia, with China up 41 per cent, Hong Kong 79 per cent, India 26 per cent and South Korea 23 per cent.

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Canterbury will host more games than any other region when the Under-19 Cricket World Cup starts on Saturday. Sports reporter Gordon Findlater previews the World Cup and gives an insight into some of the key matches and players to look out for over the three-week tournament HISTORY WOULD suggest that over the next three weeks we will be lucky enough to get an early glimpse at some of cricket’s next superstars. You only need to look back to the last time New Zealand hosted the tournament in 2010. Back then, Christchurch hosted a match between New Zealand and England. The New Zealand team featured now established internationals Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Corey Anderson, Doug Bracewell and recent test debutant Tom Blundell. The England team on that day also had a few names you may

GAME-ON: Hagley Oval will host both of the tournament semi-finals.

recognise in the form of Joe Root and Ben Stokes. We have the best opportunity to enjoy the tournament with 26 of the 48 matches taking place across Hagley Oval, Lincoln University and Rangiora Oval. Possibly the best news of all is that entry to every game is free. Christchurch will also play a major role at the business end of the tournament. Both semi-finals will be held at Hagley Oval on January 29 and 30. New Zealand will be looking to win the tournament for the first time. Don’t count them out – home conditions will work in

their favour. The major nations are expected to rise to the top. Only Australia (3), India (3), Pakistan (2), England, South Africa, and the West Indies have won the tournament which has been running since 1988. One team worth keeping an eye on will be Afghanistan. Their squad features two players who already have experience in their nation’s senior team. They recently won the Under-19 Asia Cup, defeating Pakistan in the final. Afghanistan also made an impression in the 2016 World Cup where they won the plate final.

BIG HITTER: Prithvi Shaw’s run-scoring feats have seen him compared to Sachin Tendulkar at the same age.

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STANDOUTS: Mujeeb Zadran (jumping), Jason Sangha and Connor Sullivan are looking to catch the eye.

your eye on this month •Kirstan Kallicharan – West Indies: Kirstan Kallicharan has been touted as the next Brian Lara after his unbeaten 404 in an under-14 school match in 2014. He was a part of the squad that won the tournament in Bangladesh in 2016. A middle-order batsman and the current vice-captain, he scored a century against South Africa Under-19 in a 50-over match in July.

•Jason Sangha – Australia: The 18-year-old is a righthanded batsman and rightarm leg break bowler. He made his first-class debut for an Australian XI against England in November during a tour game prior to the recent Ashes series.  He scored his maiden century in the second tour match, becoming the second-youngest player to score a first-class

century against England. •Connor Sullivan – New Zealand: We can’t go without mentioning the lone Cantabrian in the New Zealand squad. The tall left-arm pace bowler plays his club cricket for Lancaster Park and is a product of St Bede’s College. He will be pushing his case for selection in the XI for New Zealand’s pool match against Kenya at Hagley Oval on January 17.

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Spring Festival the “Chinese Christmas” With the Christmas season coming to an end, the Chinese communities will soon celebrate another important festival of their own, the Chinese New Year, also known the Spring Festival. The significance of Spring Festival to them equals that of Christmas to Westerners. It will be worthwhile to know a bit about this “Chinese Christmas” as the celebrations draw close. Spring Festival as the Chinese New Year is celebrated at the turn of the lunar Chinese calendar. Celebrations run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. The first day of the New Year falls on the new moon between 16th February to 2nd March. In 2018, the first day of the Chinese New Year is on 16th February. The Spring Festival is centuries old and traditionally the festival is a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. It is also celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations, including Southeast Asia, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Mythology According to tales and legends, the beginning of the Chinese New Year started with a mythical beast called the Nian. Nian would eat villagers, especially children. One year, all the villagers decided to go hide from the beast. An old man appeared before the villagers went into hiding and said that he would stay for the night, and decided to get revenge on the Nian. All the villagers thought he was insane. The old man put red papers up and set off firecrackers. The day after, the villagers came back to their town to see that nothing was destroyed. They assumed that the old man was a deity who came to save them. The villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the red color and loud noises. When the New Year was about to come, the villagers would wear red clothes, hang red lanterns, and red spring scrolls on windows and doors. People also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian. From then on, Nian never came to the village again. Customs and Traditions With the Spring Festival coming, it is traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red color paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity”. The first day is for the welcoming of the deities of the heavens and earth, officially beginning at midnight. It is a traditional practice to light fireworks to make as much of a din as possible to chase off the evil spirits. Most importantly, the first day of Chinese New Year is a time to honor one's elders and families visit the oldest and most senior members of

their extended families, usually their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Some families may invite a lion dance troupe as a symbolic ritual to usher in the Chinese New Year as well as to evict bad spirits from the premises.

Members of the family who are married also give red envelopes containing cash known as Hongbao (Mandarin) or lai see (Cantonese dialect), a form of blessings, to junior members of the family, mostly children and teenagers. Business managers also give bonuses through red packets to employees for good luck, smooth-sailing, good health and wealth. Family Reunion Dinner Nian Ye Fan(Grand Dinner on New Year's Eve) is held on New Year's Eve during which family members gather for celebration. The venue will usually be in or near the home of the most senior member of the family. Family members far away from home will manage to come back, regardless of long-distance travel, so the "Grand Dinner on New Year's Eve" is also called "Family Reunion Dinner". Every family will make the dinner the most sumptuous and ceremonious one in the year. Hostesses will fetch out foodstuffs prepared in early time and all family members will sit together and make dumplings in jollification. In most areas, fish (yú) is included in the dinner, as the Chinese phrase “may there be surpluses every year”(nián nián yǒu yú) sounds the same as “let there be fish every year.”

Gift Exchange In addition to red envelopes, which are usually given from older people to younger people, small gifts (usually food or sweets) are also exchanged between friends or relatives (of different households) during Chinese New Year. Gifts are usually brought when visiting friends or relatives at their homes. Common gifts include fruits, cakes, biscuits, chocolates, and candies. Certain items should not be given, as they are considered taboo. Taboo gifts include: items associated with funerals (i.e. handkerchiefs, towels, chrysanthemums, items colored white and black);items that show that time is running out (i.e. clocks and watches);sharp objects that symbolize cutting a tie (i.e. scissors and knives);items that symbolize that you want to walk away from a relationship

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(i.e.: shoes and sandals);mirrors; homonyms for unpleasant topics (i.e.: “pear” sounds like “separate”, and “umbrella” sounds like “fall apart” in Chinese). Clothing Clothing mainly featuring the color red or bright colors is commonly worn throughout the Chinese New Year because it was once believed that red could scare away evil spirits and bad fortune. In addition, people typically wear new clothes from head to toe to symbolize a new beginning in the new year. Greetings The Chinese New Year is often accompanied by loud, enthusiastic greetings of auspicious words or phrases. Some of the most common greetings include guònián Hǒo(happy new year), gōngxǒfācái (Congratulations and be prosperous), and wànshìrúyì(May all your wishes be fulfilled). Children and teenagers sometimes jokingly use the phrase gōngxǒfācái hóngbāo nálái(congratulations and be prosperous, now give me a red envelope). Chinese Shengxiao It is also worth mentioning that the coming Chinese lunar New Year is the year of dog. It has something to do with the Chinese animal zodiac, or shengxiao (“born resembling”) which is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. Traditionally these zodiac animals were used to date the years. In order, the 12 animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

Dog is man’s good friend who can understand the human’s spirit and obey its master whether he is wealthy or not, so the year of the Dog is one of understanding, faith and devotion. The Chinese regard the dog as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, usually the host will be very glad to adopt it for it symbolizes the coming of fortune. The invincible God Erlang in Chinese legend used a loyal wolfhound to help him capture monsters. The City Council and the Chinese communities will hold a series of celebrations during the Spring Festival season in Christchurch every year, including the popular Lanterns Show. We welcome you to join the gala, and wish you all have a merry “Chinese Christmas” and a prosperous year of dog.


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Historic homestead rises again WORK WILL start this month on rebuilding the historic Risingholme homestead in Opawa. The 153-year-old building, which was home to a community centre in Cholmondeley Ave, was damaged in the September 4, 2010, and February 22, 2011, earthquakes, forcing it to close. Risingholme then sustained further damage in an arson attack in June, 2016. The fire came a year after community centre staff told Star Media they were concerned the building was a “sitting duck” for vandals and feared it would be burnt to the ground. When the arson attack happened, the city council was preparing to seek tenders for the building’s repair. The fire ripped through the roof and top storey of the heritage-listed building and caused so much damage part of the upstairs had to be deconstructed. The building was wrapped to protect it and prevent further damage from occurring while engineers and heritage experts worked to develop a plan for restoring it.

HISTORIC: Risingholme Community Centre before it was hit by an arson attack in 2016. (Above right) – The building was covered in plastic wrap to prevent further damage. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ​ been obtained and the contrac“Right from the start, the goal tors, Cook Brothers, are ready has been to get Risingholme to begin work later this back to the way it was but month. They’re going to be we’ve had to work through rebuilding the top storey a number of issues, and strengthening and including the fire, and obrepairing the remainder of tain building and resource the building to bring it up consents before work to 67 per cent of the New on-site could begin,’’ city Building Standard.” council heritage rebuild Richie Moyle Mr Moyle said as much programme manager of the heritage fabric of the Richie Moyle said. original building as possible “Those consents have all now

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would be reinstated.“The project is probably going to take most of the year to complete but when it is done Risingholme will be back to its former glory.’’ The Risingholme hall and craft workshops, which date back to the 1940s and 1950s, are also going to be refurbished and strengthened. Work on those buildings is expected to start next month and take about nine months.

Orangutans feast on Botanic Gardens PRUNED FOLIAGE from the Botanic Gardens is being fed to orangutans at Orana Wildlife Park to liven up their diet. Two loads of foliage from the gardens that would otherwise have been dumped as green waste have already been delivered to Orana at McLeans Island. It included a goody bag of mulberry, roses, day lilies, bamboo, elm, kawakawa, mahoe (whiteywood), and coprosma grandifolia dropped off for the apes in December. Fern fronds and banana palm leaves were provided for them to play with. The Great Ape Centre at Orana has three orangutans – Charlie, 37, and two females Melur, 27, and Wanita, 39, who arrived in late November. They will live at the park for two years while Auckland Zoo builds its South-east Asian precinct. “For the orangutans . . . there isn’t as much tropical plant material here as there was in Auckland for them. Even if we can provide a few banana palm leaves, that provides some variety and enrichment benefits for them,’’ said operations manager gardens and heritage Nicky Brown.

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Boat hire business set for return to The Groynes „„ By Julia Evans HIRE BOATS may soon be back on the lake at The Groynes as an urgent meeting has been called to approve licencing. The Fendalton-WaimairiHarewood Community Board recess committee will hold an extraordinary meeting on Monday to approve the operating licence for The Groynes Boat Hire on Recreation Lake.

Phill Hanrahan took over the Johns Rd business in July. The previous owners did not have a licence to operate, so the city council said he could not open until one was issued. After several delays to the process and almost walking away from the business altogether, Mr Hanrahan said he was “very happy” to receive an email from city council staff on Tuesday letting him know the meeting had been scheduled.

However, he said he would getting close to a resolution. not be pulling out “I feel for the couple the champagne . . . but you can’t operate prematurely. “We’ve a business unlicensed,” been here before . . . he said. we’ve had our hopes Mr Cartwright, a built up before. So business owner himself, we’ll just wait and see said if a child ended up what the outcome is,” drowning or any type he said. of accident occurred Community board and the boat hire was David chairman David unlicensed, the city Cartwright Cartwright said it was council would be liable. good news that the issue was “It’s unfortunate he’s had to

jump through a few hoops but we’re moving forward with it now,” Mr Cartwright said. The recess committee is made up of Mr Cartwright, board member Aaron Campbell and city councillor Aaron Keown. A staff report said a monthby-month licence would be approved, which acknowledged the future of the city council’s lease is yet to be finalised with the park’s owner, Environment Canterbury.

Cancer survivor cycles with pros „„ By Sarla Donovan AT 73, Rob Dally is looking forward to riding with top New Zealand cycling pros like Jack Bauer and George Bennett. The cancer survivor and keen cyclist is taking part in the Bupa Challenge Tour next Friday – Santos Tour Down Under’s annual mass-participation ride in Adelaide. At the event, recreational cyclists get to ride on the same stage as the world’s top riders on a Union Cycliste Internationale world tour route. The competitors also raise money to help fund cancer research. Mr Dally was diagnosed with prostate cancer seven years ago and had a radical prostatectomy. But he fought through it and has been cancer-free since the early diagnosis operation. He now rides to celebrate this achievement.  “I’m keen to ride a stage of the tour that the elites do straight after me and I’m keen to support a good charity,” Mr Dally said yesterday. The Halswell resident flies to Adelaide on Monday with his wife Jan as his support crew. He said he was looking forward to meeting other passionate cy-

PARTNERS: Keen cyclists Rob and Jan Dally are heading to an event in Adelaide next week where cancer survivor Rob will cycle on the same course as some of the world’s best. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

clists. Clocking up about 400km a week on average, Mr Dally regularly rides and drinks coffee with the Magpies cycling group. “You get hooked,” he says. “There’s a real camaraderie.”

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called him in and said he had cancer. “It was pretty awful really . . . pretty sobering.” But he counts himself as one of the lucky ones and credits the experience with changing his thinking. “Do what you want to do today, don’t leave it till tomorrow. Don’t take things or anybody for granted.” Mrs Dally also took up cycling about same time as the cancer diagnosis and now the couple ride and race together. Last year, they rode across France to celebrate 50 years of marriage. “ Those are the sorts of things you do when you can and count your blessings you’re able to.”


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Fighting fires: ‘It is like riding a bike, Volunteer firefighters are the backbone of a community. Lincoln brigade’s Steve McLennan, 70, has been a volunteer firefighter on and off since 1964. He speaks to Andrew King Tell me how you got involved in becoming a volunteer firefighter. I was friends with a guy whose father was the fire chief in Roxburgh, where I grew up, and you kind of just get roped into it. He used to say to me: ‘There is no use you sitting here by yourself, come with us.’ From there I was in. I think our first call out was a scrub fire on the hill behind Roxburgh. Why did you keep doing it? It is like riding a bike, once you get on it is hard to get off. You are helping the community. That is my whole reason behind it. I could do it with my business up here because they were related. It worked really well. I knew where all the water points were around the district because of my spraying business. It is good local knowledge, like knowing all the roads and farms and you can pass that on to the younger guys coming through. That is why I have kept around. People are always using my knowledge. What is the biggest fire you have been involved in? There have been some pretty big plantation fires we tackled years ago near Rakaia that took days to put out and were really hard work. But the Port Hills fire was probably the biggest I have been involved with. We spent a lot of time loading helicopters with water and battling the blaze on Worsleys Spur. That is where you saw the full extent of that fire up and around those houses. It is not just fires you guys deal with, what are some of the other memorable call-outs you

CLOSE COUPLE: Steve McLennan and wife Wendy. Meals have often been put back in the oven when fires have needed fighting. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

have had? I spent the first 19 hours at the CTV site after the earthquake (February 22, 2011). It wasn’t the best place to be but you do what you got to do. What was it like? As an officer, I was keeping the tankers moving at the scene to cart water in. We were fighting the fire in the lift well. I was right

there. It wasn’t the place you wanted to be. We didn’t have a lot of training around earthquake stuff and we did our best. The big thing was everyone knew people were trapped and were working hard to free them. You could see the TV cameras pointed at us and that was a bit upsetting as we were just there to do a job. You had a hand in catching

two arsonists about three years ago. Tell me about that? We were called to a suspicious house fire in Little River on New Year’s Eve. On our way back we found a hay barn on fire in Kaituna Valley, which was also suspicious. While we were fighting that fire, we were turned to another hay barn alight on Tai Tapu Rd and some trees on

fire at the Tai Tapu golf course. We knew there was an arsonist running around. On our way to a flare up a few days later at one of the hay barn fires, we took a shortcut to the scene and saw a car sitting watching the flames from a distance. We handed the licence plate number to police and they were arrested for the arsons.


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once you get on it’s hard to get off’ You must have attended a few crashes over the years? What is it like to turn out to those? I would hate to say how many road accidents I have been to. You get hardened to them but they sort of stick with you. Any that stand out in your mind? I wouldn’t want to single any out. They are all bad. You brace yourself for the worst scenario when you are heading there. It is easier to ramp down than up. So what paid the bills in between catching arsonists and putting out blazes? I spent 24-and-a-half years working for Fulton Hogan in Central Otago in the transport and cartage division before I moved to Canterbury in 1988. Then I was the freight manager for Maxwell Brothers for a few years before starting my own agricultural spraying business in 1994. I sold that about three years ago now and I am semi-retired. Semi-retired? Well, I am now paid by the Fire Service to drive new fire trucks from Wellington to their destination anywhere in the top of the South Island. There are not many weeks where I am not driving a big red truck around. What else do you do for the Fire Service? I have been involved in a number of competitions in the fire brigade, including 22 years as an official. There are four different divisions they compete in – waterways, road crash rescue, driving, and the combat challenge. I also represented the United Fire Brigades’ Association and was the chair of the Mid-Canterbury subassociation and the Canterbury Provincial Association. I am also a life member of both of those organisations. Outside of the service, what do you get up to? I used to be into speedway racing when I was in Central Otago. I raced TQ (threequarter) midget cars. I actually hold the record for the fastest

FAST AND SLOW: Steve McLennan at speed in a TQ midget car at Waitati Speedway, and standing in front of one of the trucks he drove in 1966.

RESPONSIBILITY: The Lincoln brigade was tasked with fighting a fire in the lift well of the CTV Building after the February 22, 2011, earthquake. The volunteers also spent time loading helicopters with water and battling the blaze on Worsleys Spur during the Port Hills fire.

four laps and fastest six laps at Waitati Speedway, which was closed down in the late 70s. They can’t take that from me. I had a bit of a go in Ellesmere for a couple of years but the business took priority and I gave that away about two years ago. We get out and watch it when we can. So tell me about your family? I am married to my lovely wife Wendy, who has stuck with me through the 30-odd years of me in the service. She has put a few dinners back in the oven while I chase flames. We have been married for 43 years. We

have two grown-up children. My daughter, Jody Phillipson, is married with two children and works in the travel industry. My son, Dave McLennan, is a talent scout for the Crusaders. Hold on. Your son works for the Crusaders, but you are from Central Otago – how does that work? It makes for short phone calls when we play each other and one comes out on top. I don’t get any hand-me-down clothes from the Crusaders either. Would you want a Crusaders jersey?

No. What is the season looking like for fires? She is a bit dry out there. It will be a funny one. The spring rain has boosted the fuel sitting around with plenty of grass growth throughout the region. But the frustrating thing is people don’t take notice of what they are told. Some are burning rubbish in no fire season. It is a no-brainer. What do you say to those people? All you can do is extinguish the fire, take their details and leave it to the Fire Service. Some

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people you would like to throw everything at them, but you have to show professionalism. It is easier to shake your head and say nothing sometimes. I can feel the frustration. So any big plans for the year? The plan is to go whitebaiting as Wendy and I both love it. We have been going to more subdued spots for the past three years after Wendy got swept out to sea near the Rakaia River mouth. Luckily she was washed back into shore by the breakers but it was pretty scary. I love whitebait, but I love my wife more.


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Slice of history in blokey book Christchurch author and historian John Rosanowski has written another book – this time a novel about a murder mystery in Reefton Murder On Broadway. The book is peopled with crooked publicans and cops, cheerful exconvicts, hard-nosed prostitutes, confidence tricksters, white collar criminals and a quadruplet team of acrobats. Alyson Baker reviewed the book for kiwicrime.blogspot. co.nz/2018/01/reviewmurder-on-broadway.html

MURDER ON Broadway is a rollicking wild West Coast goldfields tale of murder and mayhem. When the obnoxious Reefton Police Sergeant Mackworth Snyder leaves Reefton in the hands of his new Constable Gordon Trembath, in the days leading up to the 1877/78 festive season, the reader just knows the hapless cop is going to have to deal with serious goings on. Fortunately, Trembath has the “town idiot”, Abe, to watch his back, along with Abe’s friend, the town drunk, Little Jimmy. The refrain “he said it would be quiet over Christmas” is used to good effect, as the plans for thievery, swindlery, sly-groggery and all sorts of other nefarious business are being made in Reefton and abroad. The main target for most of this activity is the annual Reefton Boxing Day race meet-

PLOTS: Murder on Broadway is a companion book to Treachery Road also written by John Rosanowski. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

ing, and tensions rise as the reader becomes aware of various scams being set up. Rosanowski’s plotting verges on the operatic, and is very satisfying. His writing style is straightforward and is from a self-deprecating point of view: “If his words were to be trusted, this show was going to be on a par with anything ever seen in London, Paris or Vienna. He could also have said, “or Hokitika,” because that’s where they had been performing before Reefton.” Murder on Broadway is a very blokey tale, told from a blokey perspective, and in the omniscient mode; the reader is sometimes asked to remember

things, as they will become of relevance later in the story. But for all that, the tale is quite nuanced, with young Trembath becoming aware that things are not always black and white, right or wrong – that just because people are in a position of trust doesn’t mean you should trust them, or just because everyone says someone is stupid or a waste of space, that they necessarily are. The picture of the times is drawn as a slice of history that was part of the international wave of gold rushes – California, Ballarat, Otago, the West Coast. And the narrative is flecked with mentions of real historical figures such as Bully Hayes. And Abe’s friend Little

Jimmy also features in Rosanowski’s novel Treachery Road, set 10 years earlier, about the Maungatapu murders. But knowing about historical figures or the history of the West Coast goldfields is not required to enjoy this book. All the characters are given robust backgrounds, and you get the feel of the muddy turbulent mess of the bustling goldfields service towns, with their mix of hardworking people hoping for a break, petty scoundrels, total blackguards, and entertainers. And you also get a feel of the surrounding bush, in a time when the now declining bush robins would flutter around you as you walked. A very enjoyable read.

Tree trunk fire results in warning A MAN who burned several large pieces of tree trunk claimed he didn’t know there was a fire ban. The Little River Fire Brigade attended an incident between

Prices Valley and Kaituna Valley Rds on Monday afternoon after being alerted by the public. When they arrived at the scene, chief fire officer David Irving said the wood looked to

have been burning for a couple of hours. He said while the man “appeared to be ignorant of the rules,” he was warned not to light anything else until the fire

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Playground bin gets more rubbish than it can handle „„ By Julia Evans PEOPLE ARE flocking from across the city to check out New Brighton’s new $8 million beachside playground. But the popularity of the playground is more than its rubbish bin can handle. On Facebook, New Brighton residents have called on the city council to increase the amount of bins or times it is emptied at the Marine Pde playground. Residents say more often than not the playground bin and others in the area are full and overflowing. There is one bin next to the new playground’s toilet block, a ‘Bigbelly’ smart bin which sends city council staff a message when it is full and needs emptying. There are other bins along the beach and by the old New Brighton playground. When The Star went to the park on Thursday, the city council had just cleared the bins. Janine Watson took her children and a picnic to spend the afternoon at the playground. She thought the number of bins was enough for the area, but said the people using them should be more considerate. Mrs Watson said it was a shame the bins were left in a “disgusting” state. She also said it should “not (be) the city council’s job” to increase the number at the park. Her message to others using the playground: “Take your rubbish home with you. If you’re going to bring a lot of rubbish with you, you should just take it home as well.” Development Christchurch chief executive Rob Hall said the playground has been very popular since it opened. “The use of rubbish bins on-site and around the playground is being monitored, with plans to bring in more bins if these are required.”


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Viewpoint More residents on the outskirts of the city are facing a battle against a new quarry development after Fulton Hogan put forward plans for a new quarry in Templeton

Sean Woods – Plant some trees, amazes me why there are not more trees planted when everyone complains of dust. Bill Palmer – The quarries in that Yaldhurst area have been there for as long as I can remember. In fact, I’ve seen photos going back to the early 60s so why would any sane person buy in that neighborhood? The city’s worst intersections for red lightrunning have been named, with Moorhouse Ave and Colombo St taking the No 1 spot Gavin Simôn – The article points out that they are not concerned with turning vehicles turning right on the red. They are only concerned with straight through traffic going through on the red which is also blocking the right-turning traffic. Lyn Morris – I think it’s

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seen coughing behind him as the 53-year-old attempted to throw a dart for double 10 which would have won him the match Kerry Treymane – Great game to watch, great fight back, humble and honourable acceptance of the result. Well done Bernie, you looked like you belonged up there.

Gary Robinson – So the poor people who moan about the dust from these quarries think it only affects them? Well, what about the people who go in there or work there, does it not affect them as well or is it only the people that live by the quarries? I’ve been going in and out of these quarries for some 30 years and am still alive and I only live about 3km from one. Sophie McInnes – When will it end? I know it’s supply and demand, but this is getting stupid. And the argument of this block having few neighbours is daft – living next door isn’t required when strong Canterbury winds will ensure that dust is blown many kilometres N/E/S/W.

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the lights only stay green long enough to let one car through. Maybe reset the timing to let a few more through?

HIGH RISK: The Moorhouse Ave and Colombo St intersection was the worst for red light-runners. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

about time they sorted many of those intersections out. If you are turning, most times only two cars get through the lights if lucky. That’s only if they pull out into middle. If three or four back, sometimes it takes three to four sets of lights to get around. Talking about Carmen-Buchanans Rds, many get annoyed and go through the lights, seen it so many times at that intersection.

light there if it can be done so quickly. It’s about time whoever decided they would try and deter traffic on Mary St gets over the fact people will drive down there and just put the lights on green for longer. Barbara Edwards – I can understand Buchanans/Carmen Rds. Coming from Buchanans,

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Peter Osborne – Not a mention that maybe it is the timing of these lights causing the problem as much as the drivers. If they are looking at putting money into this, why not a study for why users felt it was necessary to go though the “red” light? Emajane Harwood – The Mary St lights are green for literally 3-4sec. People continuously don’t pay attention when heading north on Main North Rd and end up blocking the intersection so that when the light goes green for people turning right from Mary to Main North, no one can go. I have been tooted at, sworn at, had angry arms flailing at me from people in cars behind me when I don’t go. I don’t really blame people for running the red

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Casual cyclist to European tour Talbot’s rapid climb to the top „„ By Gordon Findlater TWO YEARS ago, the only time Ian Talbot jumped on a bike was when he rode to university or on the occasional weekend joy ride with friends. But now the once casual cyclist is one of the most promising young riders in the country. Last week, the 20-year-old won the under-23 time trial title at the New Zealand road cycling championships in Napier. The Team Skoda Racing rider first realised he could give the sport a crack after tracking his time using an app on his phone while riding up Dyers Pass Rd. “I use an app called Strava which allows you to check your times against other riders. All of a sudden I realised I was in the top 10 per cent of people going up the hill, so I thought what could happen if I put my mind to it and train,” said Talbot. A switch was flicked and Talbot started training 15-16 hours a week and received coaching. In 2017, he rode a total of 19,452km over 627 hours. He also climbed a total of 157,894m

– the equivalent of going up Mt Everest 17 times. A big leap from riding 100km on average a week before 2017. This year, he’ll step up to the next level. Talbot has put his studies at Canterbury University on hold to pursue cycling full-time. He will spend nine months in Europe riding for French team UC Nantes Atlantique and will race at a top amateur level. He also plans to compete in a number of internationally sanctioned Union Cycliste Internationale races. “I want to keep going and keep pushing myself until I find the limit. Ideally, I want to go as far as I can,” said Talbot. Since moving to Christchurch to study mechanical engineering three years ago he has worked part-time at cycling store Chain Reaction. He says his staff discount has proved helpful on his journey into what can be an expensive sport to compete in. Before moving to Christchurch from Nelson, Talbot hadn’t even owned a road bike. “The mountain bike was a bit slow around town. I got sick of

QUICK LEARNER: Ian Talbot won the under-23 national time trial but only took up cycling 12 months ago. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER taking an extra 15min to get anywhere and eventually found the money for a good bike,” he said. His first competitive race was in February at the first round of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Cheviot. He finished a respectable 22nd overall and fourth in the under-23 divi-

sion. It didn’t take him long to improve, finishing seventh at the second round in Otago before claiming a podium at the Hokitika Classic in September. Talbot described his first experiences riding in a peloton as a huge challenge and is admittedly still finding his feet in terms of the strategical side of road

racing. “It’s like playing chess at 40km/h,” he said. Riding in a bunch wasn’t an issue when he claimed the national under-23 time trial title on Friday. His winning time of 53min 52.80sec over the 40km course saw him finish just under 18sec ahead of fellow Canterbury rider Jake Marryatt in second. Talbot’s time would also have been good enough for seventh place in the elite men’s grade which was won by double Olympic gold medallist rower-turnedcyclist Hamish Bond. “It was a goal I set 12 months ago, but to turn up and do it on the day was amazing,” said Talbot. Other than his first national title in Napier, Talbot’s other highlight of his brief competitive career came in Tasmania in November. He finished fifth overall in the five-day Spirit of Tasmania Cycling Tour. Past winners of the tour include Cadel Evans and Richie Porte. Talbot left for France yesterday. Ironically, he partly funded his trip to Europe by selling his car. If he progresses as far over the next year as he did in 2017, cycling may prove a faster mode of transport for him.

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Armstrong eyes Wigram trophy Webb’s season looking „„ By Gordon Findlater MARCUS Armstrong is a young man well and truly entrenched in the pursuit of his dream to race in formula one. To date he’s on track to make it a reality. This weekend the Europebased Christchurch driver will get a rare chance to show off his talent in front of his home crowd at the opening round of the Toyota Racing Series at Ruapuna. He starts his second campaign in the series as a title Marcus favourite. Armstrong After finishing fourth in last year’s TRS, Armstrong won the Italian formula four championship, finished runner-up in the German F4 series, and was part of the Ferrari Young Driver Academy. His stellar season in Europe has seen the Christchurch driver picked by Prema Racing to compete in the formula three European championship this year. The racing category is one of the most highly-regarded feeder categories into formula one. “Last year I won F4, this year I need to win F3 and then win F2. It’s a continuous cycle,” said Armstrong.

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RISING STAR: Marcus Armstrong aims to win New Zealand’s premier single seater racing series before starting his first season in the European formula 3.

The European formula three championship starts in May and has 10 rounds, running until October. Armstrong will get to compete on some iconic tracks, including Spa, Nürburgring and Silverstone. On Sunday, Armstrong has a chance to add his name to the Lady Wigram Trophy. Famous names on the trophy include Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss, Bruce McLaren, Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark and Jochen Rindt. “There’s certainly an extra pressure that comes with racing in front of a home crowd,” said Armstrong.

“Maybe that’s a mistake I made last year. I really wanted to win that race. At the moment, I’m not even thinking about the names on the trophy. If I can win it, then I’ll get a chance to take it in.” Round one of the TRS at Ruapuna starts with a practice session tomorrow. Saturday will feature qualifying and race one, with races two and three (Lady Wigram Trophy) on Sunday. Christchurch’s other entrant is 19-year-old Ryan Yardley, who is making his TRS debut after winning the Toyota 86 sports coupe series last summer.

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„„ By Andrew King SHIRLEY BOYS’ High School rowers will have to juggle their boats ahead of the Canterbury championships on Sunday after their best craft was destroyed on Monday. A 30m poplar tree fell into the Avon River just as the under-15 crew of Reuben Bannon, Finley Ocheduszko Brown, Cameron Maughan, Liam Whitaker and David Brown rowed underneath. The boys suffered minor injuries but were all okay, although the boat was no longer usable, Shirley Boys’ High head of

rowing Rob Wilson-Pyne said. He said there has been plenty of help offered from various schools and rowing clubs in the city, including a loan boat to keep them competing right up until the Maadi Cup in March, the biggest high school rowing regatta of the year. “This incident has taken away our best boat, but we have been fortunate enough to be offered another so we can keep working towards future races and Maadi,” he said. The team has now turned their attention to the Canterbury championships in Twizel.

Young athletes set to sparkle at Colgate Games CHRISTCHURCH’S junior athletes are set to take their marks in the 40th Colgate Games this weekend. The games at Aorangi Park, Timaru, have attracted 64 clubs from across the South Island with 944 competitors. South Island Colgate Games chairwoman Diane Smith said the games have a proud history. “Some of the competitors in this year’s games are second or third generation participants, with parents and grandparents who’ve competed in previous South Island events over the years.” Colgate New Zealand general manager John Garside said the game’s anniversary was about encouraging New Zealand’s

up-and-coming athletes to stay in athletics. “The 40th anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate the past, as well as the future generation of athletes. “Many kids have been training hard all summer to beat the benchmarks their parents, and even grandparents set when they competed in the Colgate Games in years gone by – it’s great to watch,” he said. Colgate and the New Zealand Children’s Athletics Association have provided four scholarships worth $700 each for South Island athletes who give outstanding performances. The South Island Colgate Games run from tomorrow until Sunday at Aorangi Park, Timaru.

you learn so much from them, „„ By Allan Batt just watching their lines and A HORROR start to the then racing wheel-to-wheel with speedway season has been them.” turned around by Christchurch Webb emerged from the series driver Jeremy Webb with top 10 finishes in who returned from each of the four feature Auckland where he took races he contested. His out several top 10 spots fourth place in the round in the international at Bay Park, Tauranga, world series. was his best effort. Webb Now Webb is keen to eventually finished carry his form into the eighth in the overall K&T Drainage Midget standings, the fourth Derby at Ruapuna this highest New Zealander weekend. Jeremy Webb behind Brock Maskovich, “We had a major Michael Pickens and engine blow up very former national champion early in our season. We were Shayne Alach. lucky to source another engine Last Saturday Webb finished which got us back onto the track. eighth in the 39-lap feature race, An opportunity came up to race right behind multi-time national up at Western Springs so we champion, Pickens. He said it made a decision to give it a go,” puts him in a “good place” for the said Webb. rest of the season. “With a heap of American “We will be pretty busy and Australians racing up there, over the next three weeks. I you get to compete against the really want to win the race at best in the world. The biggest Ruapuna on Saturday, as its being names from midget car racing backed by Gordon Kenning who in the (United States) were there, has been a long-time supporter of including Nascar star Kyle my racing,” said Webb. Larson, and there’s no doubt that


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Show home Guide

Thursday January 11 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star Classifieds • Phone our local team 03 379 1100 Appliances (Whiteware)

Classic Cars & Motorcycles

$ $ $ g i b SAVE e R A W E T I ON W H NOW! MAKE AN OFFER SALE

ASHLEY’S TOW TAXI

Fishing & Hunting

fOr SAfE, dAmAgE frEE cAr TrAnSpOrTATIOn

WE BUY ALL UNWANTED GUNS & ACCESSORIES

FOR CASH

Homes by Parklane “Standout Homes for an Outstanding Price”

Wigram 2 Harvard Avenue Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm Master Builders House of the Year 2017 Gold Reserve Award Winning Showhome

(03) 341 3000 or 029 201 2453 www.homesbyparklane.co.nz Compass Homes Kaiapoi Office & Showhome No. 54 Footbridge Terrace, Silverstream Open Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm and Sat to Sun 12pm - 4pm Prestons - New Showhome now open 33 Prestons Park Road, Burwood Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm Rolleston - Opening Soon 102 Ledbury Drive, Faringdon www.compasshomes.co.nz David Reid Homes Casebrook New Showhome coming soon! 2 Glenturret Drive Prebbleton 80 Farthing Drive - opening soon Ph Jason 021 514 424 or Krystal 021 335 707 www.davidreidhomes.co.nz

492 Moorhouse Ave • 1014 Ferry Road

Appliances (Whiteware)

Childcare & Domestic Help

FREEZER. Upright,white. exc cond Offers. Ph 352 2590

NANNY Mature & experienced is looking for a position caring for children, over 5yrs old, after school, have nursing exp, St Albans, Papanui, Merivale & Shirley areas, plse ph 027 788-7147, Melanie, Ch

Books BOOK SALE Fri Jan12. 7-9pm. Books old and not so old. $1 a book 10 Marshwood Pl Sockburn Caravans, Motorhomes

& Traliers

CARAVAN Wanted to buy. Up to $5000 cash today 027 488-5284. HORSE FLOAT Double, reg & WOF. $2,500. Ph 349-6277

Cars $16,001 - $20,000 MITSUBISHI 380 SX, 2007. Red, $8,000 paint, 3.8 V6, 40mpg, spoiler, 17” alloys. Was $18,000 now $10,000 , ph 352 5963

Cars $1,501 - $4,000

1997 BMW 318ti

Church Notices

The Spiritualist Church of NZ 41 Glenroy Street Woolston

“SpEcIAL cArE fOr SpEcIAL cArS” 0800 TOWTAXI 0 8 0 0

8 6 9 8 2 9 4

Classic Cars & Motorcycles MITSUBISHI CORDIA turbo GSR, 1985, low kms, 1 previous family owned, red, suit collector, ph 352 5963

SYDENHAM CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CHURCH Sydenham Community Centre 23/25 Hutcheson St

You can now shop online with us

www.shooterssupplies.co.nz Flatmates

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, If you want to have a drink thats your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Phone 0800 229-6757

CHRISTIAN Female wanted for sunny quiet flat rent neg, ph 03 381 8915

Finance

CASH LOANS $200 - $20,000 Same day approval

CD’s and DVD’s from $5, NZ’s largest range. Pennylane Sydenham and Eastgate Mall. Ph 3663278, 7 days

Funeral Directors

Same day cash

Direct Cremation

GET CASH NOW! 3/11 Goulding Ave, Hornby 9B Buckley Road, Linwood

For Sale

CD’s and DVD’s from $5, NZ’s largest range. Pennylane Sydenham and Eastgate Mall. Ph 3663278, 7 days

SUNDAY SERVICE 7pm Address Natalie Mediumship Allison and Michael Ph 021-081-43700

Now at 64 Carmen Rd, Hornby 027 265 4659

Community Events

IF23076

Flemington, Lincoln 6 Craig Thompson Drive Wed to Sun 12pm - 4pm

Address Janet

No frills, No Service, No fuss, simply straight to the crem. Other options available

Ph: 379 0178 for our brochure or email

Clairvoyance Janet

office@undertaker.co.nz

Sunday 7pm

Hornby 3 Springs Road Open Mon to Fri, 9am to 5.30pm or by appointment Reopen 15th Jan 0800 VERSATILE www.versatile.co.nz

thE showhomE guidE Contact Elaine: (03) 364 7436 elaine.moon@starmedia.kiwi

$2,800 Facelift model, regular service, good all round condition. Towbar, aircon, abs, airbags electric windows, p/s, heated leather seats, sunroof.

Phone 03 3776797 Cars $1,501 - $4,000 NISSAN BLUEBIRD ARX. $1995. Goes well, tidy, economic Ph 3835813 NISSAN BLUEBIRD ARX. $1995. Goes well, tidy, economic Ph 3835813

Clairvoyance READINGSMEDIUMSHIP Jayne-Rewa Txt 022 0952 490

ADD SOME

COLOUR RT! TO YOUR ADVE

  

Direct Natural Funeral Provider For families wanting basic, simple cremation designed precisely for you Eco & personalised caskets and urns 0800 000 121

www.cremorials.co.nz

enquiries@cremorials.co.nz

Garage Sales ARANUI 107 Marlow Road Saturday from 8am BELFAST 762 Main North Road. Sat 8am -1pm. Storage frame,wall unit,garden tools & more BISHOPDALE 17 Bainton Street. Sat 8am - 2pm Something for everyone

LANDSCAPE GARDEN PROFESSIONAL Qualified Horticulturist, offering expert, garden makeovers, design and landscaping, for free quotes call Bryce 027 6888196 or 0508 242-733

NEW AGE CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CENTRE Grafton Street

Sunday 7pm Address: Gaynor Clairvoyance: Gaynor Tuesday’s in recess until 6th February All Welcome

Funeral Directors

Gardening & Supplies

All Welcome Phone 349-9749

Versatile Homes and Buildings Flemington, Lincoln 8 Craig Thompson Drive Open Thurs to Sun, 12pm to 4pm or by appointment

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Groceries

Finance holding you back? Whatever you need the money for – a new car or computer, something for the home, a wedding or family holiday, maybe even debt consolidation – we can fast-track your loan and structure it to suit, with repayments to fit your budget and lifestyle.

Apply online now at faircity.co.nz or call the team on 0800 340 350

Fair loans, fast.

Handy Person Services Tired of that dripping tap?Brassed off with those sticking doors and windows?Sick of looking at that broken gate & fence?Help is at hand!Ph John on 021 149 0986 for an obligation free quote to ease your mind.


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Massage

To Let

MALE Masseur, relax massage, waxing for men, 8am-8pm ph 027 723 5756

CARAVAN RENTAL. Long term CHCH. Rent ot own option avail. Ph 9421900 or 021 02779849. www.habitatcaravans. co.nz RICHMOND. 2 bed 2 storey unit, car port, freshly painted, no pets. $290 p/w. Ph 027 7345408

Motoring JAGUAR S TYPE. 3 litre, V6, 2002, faultless car, silver metallic.Ph Paul 027 221 0755

Pets & Supplies KITTEN wanted to buy. Male exotic, Tonkinese or Burmese. Ph Rose 03 4558048 (Dunedin).

Tools & Machinery

Travlon Coachlines Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals Your local guide to our

To advertise: 379 1100 or star.class@starmedia.kiwi

BUILDERS

ARCHGOLA Enjoy outdoor living all year round

TOOLS, Garden garage, saw benches, Lathes. Cash buyer Phone 355-2045

15 month

Trades & Services

Building & roofing log fire inSTAllATionS • Bricklaying & Blocklaying (30 yrs experience)

logfires

• log fire installation & maintenance • chimney cleaning • standard logfire installations $600 + gsT + permit + parts if applicable • My scaffolding no charge

fencing

INTEREST FREs E Normal lendin g criteria apply

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

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

CONCRETE

• Brick, block, timber or any combination • concrete tile, metal chip tile, corrugated iron

landscape Builds

• retaining walls, decks, BBQs, planter boxes Member NZ Home Heating Association

Ph 03 343 4044 or 0274 375 619 Email teamgardner@xtra.co.nz

Concrete Removal & Trucking

Driveways, paths, sheds, garages, site clearances. We also deliver and spread landscaping supplies – topsoil, bark chip, shingle etc.

For all your building needs Experienced and reliable builders All renovations Decking and fencing New builds No job too small No obligation quote

Contact us today to discuss your building project!

Phone Richard

022 159 4820

DRIVEWAYS

Things we offer... Competitive/affordable pricing Attention to detail Professional service free quotes/insurance scopes

3 Tonne Digger and operator available for hire.

For fast friendly service phone

Call/Text 027 245 5100

Freephone: 0508 426 269

Charter & Tour” Driveways

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Phone: 03 325 2959 Quality Workmanship Email: info@travlon.co.nz Over 10 Years Experience DRIVEWAY CONSTRUCTION

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• Asphalt • Chipseal • Driveways • Chip • Kerb

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PH 0800 081- 400 • 980-1123 Mob 0274 325 457

EARTHWORKS

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Excavations

• Shingle Deliveries • Truck hire • Digger hire

Locally owned & operated with over 10 years experience

*conditions apply

“Wide range of coaches and ofbuses for “Wide range coaches and buses School Run to some for Charter&& Tour” Tour” Charter private schools exwww.travlon.co.nz Selwyn/Halswell area | Phone: 03 325 www.travlon.co.nz 2959 Email: info@travlon.co.nz “Wide range of coaches Phone: 03 325 2959 and buses for Email: info@travlon.co.nz

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• Driveways • Car parks • Demolition

10% prompT paymenT disCounT* same day serviCe*

School Run to some private schools ex Selwyn/Halswell area

Nick on 0274 324 124

Quality

• Hot water cylinder repair/replacement • Leaky taps, blocked toilets • New housing • All plumbing alterations • Mains pressure hot water • Fire and wetback installation • Digger/tipper excavation and hire • Watermain replacement/repair • Free quotes • Certified craftsman plumber

CHARTER & TOUR

Travlon Travlon Coachlines ? r e d l i u Coachlines a B d e e N

Exposed Aggregate Stamped Concrete Plain Concrete Resurfacing

roofing repairs

Jim Gardner Trade Services

The Star

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• Water heater repairs • Alterations • New Housing • Heatpump Installations • Maintenance & Installations • Commercial & Industrial

JACOB BROWNLEES

027 240 7030

Ph: (03) 359 4523 Mob: 0274 333 458 dke@xtra.co.nz

FOOTCARE

GARDEN SUPPLIES

25 Conway Street, Spreydon

Ph. 942-6036 for an appointment HOURS ARE FLEXIBLE

Wide range oF TruckS

Free QuoTe

For a Free Quote on your next project Phone Steve on 021 338 247 or 325 7922

Gutter Guard birds, snow, hail & vermin from blocking up your spouting

CHCH’S LARGEST SELECTION OF BARK • COMPOST • SHINGLES

Treating hard thick nails, calluses and corns finishing with a foot massage Price $30 Allow 45 mins Home Visits available by appointment Therapist – Amanda (30 years experience)

• Tennis Courts & Swimming Pools • Chip Seal Driveways • Diggers – 2 Ton up to 20 Ton • Excavators • Bobcat & Drilling • For Posthole & Fence hole

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• Driveways • Car Parks • Site Cleaning • Demolition • Farm Tracks • Drain Cleaning • Stump & Hedge Removal • Ashpalt Concrete

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NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL MICO MESH

Call Rohan anytime Mon-Sat for a noobligation assessment & quote 0800 486532 www.gumleaf.co.nz


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Thursday January 11 2018

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

Your local guide to our

Trusted Tradesmen & Professionals

amare safety

To advertise: 379 1100 or star.class@starmedia.kiwi

junk

Items too big for the rubbish bin? Or too heavy for you to move? * Junkman comes to FROM

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$

you & takes it away

*Prices vary depending on items and volume – minimum charge $65

0800 586 5626

www.junkman.co.nz office@junkman.co.nz

FREE SITE ASSESSMENT PH 03 37 7 7994 www.amaresafety.co.nz

WORKPLACE APPAREL, SAFETY & PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

landscaping

Why go to the Dump? Junkman comes to you!

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Landscape Construction and Garden Maintenance You can have your gardens, trees, shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best all year round, for a great price. Residential & Commercial Landscaping • Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation • Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance • Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups New Home Landscaping Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features • Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual • Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable

Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388 Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz www.revivelandscaping.co.nz

Mailer Deliveries

For a local, reliable mailer delivery service contact Star Media • Newspaper inserts • Magazine inserts • Letterbox deliveries • Urban & Rural deliveries

For a cost effective, targeted delivery please call 03 379 7100 or email michaela.malloch@starmedia.kiwi www.star.kiwi

new builds

PAINTER

real estate

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT MAXIMISING THE POTENTIAL IN YOUR PROPERTY?

Michael Kelly Painters

“When experience counts” Residential & Business Brokers • 25+ years experience

Locally owned and operated family business.

• Personal service • $1000 donation to your sports club/ team/charity etc

25+ years Experience • Painting • Wallpapering • Interior • Exterior Free Quotes

Phone Michael 0212 649 492 michaelkellypainter@hotmail.co.nz

ROOF REPAIRS

(special conditions apply)

Free appraisals/no obligation competitive commission rates JOHN BENTLEY areinz Ph. 352-2457/021 386 001 jbentley@actrix.co.nz Bentley Realty MREINZ Licensed agent REAA 2008

ROOF RESTORATIONS

Locally owned & operated with over 30 years experience. Artist impression only Minor Dwelling Based on the First Choice 75

An increasingly better option of giving you a rental income from a spare piece of land. Perhaps an option to house a parent, grandparent or family member on your own site! CAN YOU MAXIMISE THE POTENTIAL IN YOUR PROPERTY? CALL US TODAY!

• Extensions & repair • Roof coating • Concrete & clay tiles • Butynol • Malthoid • Asbestos Certified • Coloursteel • Old iron • Guttering

Phone Dave 981 0278 or 021 223 4200 E: dave@beaumontroofing.co.nz

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Paul Jefferies - 021 235 9552 allaspectsroofpaint@gmail.com

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to let

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PHone KeRRY 021 635 083

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The Star

Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi

The Star Classifieds • Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi LAWNMOWING INcLudING rIde ON GArdeN reNOvAtIONs

YArd cLeAN ups Contact Patrick 021 084 52952

Topcutz Garden Services

GARDEN CITY MOVERS (LTD) Christchurch Fragile Freight

Small Shift Specialists and Single Items Ph 027 355 0090

info@gardencitymovers.co.nz

EXPERIENCED GARDENER (Kevin Garnett)

30 Years Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

Trades & Services

ROOF PAINTING

Rope & harness a speciality, no scaffolding required, 30 years of breathtaking experience. FREE QUOTES Exterior staining, exterior painting, moss and mould treatment and waterblasting

Phone Kevin 027 561 4629 AAA HANDYMAN licensed carpenter LBP, all property and building maintenance, repairs, bathroom/shower installations, with free quotes 03 383 1927 or 027 245 5226 ciey@xtra.co.nz

accOuNtiNg sErvicEs

Free Quotes Phone 348 3482

Blind Cleaning

Specialists Clean & repair of all styles of window blinds domestic & commercial. New blind sales.

0800 8899 99 www.blindcleaning.co.nz info@blindcleaning.co.nz

5 / 301a Blenheim Rd (Driveway next to Hubbers carpark)

LAWNMOWING INcLudING rIde ON GArdeN reNOvAtIONs

YArd cLeAN ups Contact Patrick 021 084 52952

Topcutz Garden Services

HALSWELL

GLASS & GLAZING 2017 LTD

THE PET DOOR SPECIALIST

• PET DOORS • NEW GLAZING • FRAMELESS SHOWERS • MIRRORS • INSURANCE CLAIMS • RETRO GLAZING • BALUSTRADING ALL SUBURBS COVERED FOR ALL YOUR GLAZING NEEDS

PHONE GAIL OR SARAH ON 3227999 OR 021 CAT DOOR (228 3667)

CLEANING HOUSEKEEPING mature, honest, professional woman available for your home, office or small business. Cleaning experience & references available. Ph 366 1274, 0274 339 596 CLEANING Mature female 25 yrs exp, $23 per hour, ph 03 323 5533 CONCRETE CUTTING Affordable Concrete Cutting with Quality, and removal work. Free quote. No job to small. Phone 027 442-2219, Fax 359-6052 a/h 359- 4605 ELECTRICIAN Prompt & reliable registered electrician with 24 years experience for all residential and commercial work, new housing and switch board replacements Phone Chris 027 516 0669 ELECTRICIAN Available, 30 years experience, immediate start, competitive rate, ph Brian 027 433 9548

Looking for an electrician?

ALL landscape work done. Maintenance, pruning, tidy up, lawn work, landscape planning and planting etc.

Trades & Services

• Bookkeeping • GST • PAYE • Tax Returns • Management Advice available

quOtEs givEN

• Residential, Domestic & Commercial • Repairs, Maintenance • Fault finding • New housing • Competitive rates • Free quotes • Full & Partial Rewiring • Test & Tagging • Security Cameras • LED Lighting Upgrades

PHONE Paul

355-2636 BRICK & BLOCK LAYING all restoration work and new work plus foundations, ph 342 9340 or 021 853 033 BUILDER QUALIfIED licenced and insured, bathroom renovations, decks and fences, all building work, ph Josh 020 400 96143 www.jmhbuilders.co.nz BUILDER For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 30 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067. CARPET & VINYL LAYING Repairs, uplifting, relaying, restretching, E mail jflattery@xtra. co.nz ph 0800 003 181 or 027 2407416

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

NEED HELP WITH YOUR CARPET CLEAN? Simply give us a call on 021 035 8989 We will get the job done in a professional way.

Call 022 643 6450 Email admin@totalelectric.co.nz After Hours 347 3313

Trades & Services fINNS INTERIOR PLASTERING smallll job specialists, holes,cracks,skin coating.27 yrs exp. Ph 022 0874351 GARDENER Lawnmowing & Gardening, section tidying, friendly efficient service, please ph Paul 021 029 21049 GARDENING Lawns mowed, weeding, shrubs pruned, general garden tidy ups, green waste removed at cost.Call or Txt Phil the Gardener 021 661 246 for yuor free quote GARDENING Mature female. $18 per hour, Northcote & surrounding areas only, ph 03 352 2590 HANDYMAN You name it, I’ll probably do it. Competitive rate. Ph Gordon 0274 851 897 or 960-1961 HANDYDAN One call does it all. General Handyman Decking Fencing Spouting Cleans, Concrete Paths, Patios & Driveways, Repairs and Replacements Renovations Painting Gardening Full Cleaning Services Project Managing Ph Dan Today O22 600 7738

Trades & Services

Tuition

LANDSCAPING Paving, Lawns, Irrigation, Decking, Fencing. Kanga & small digger services. Check out Squire Landscaping on facebook. FREE QUOTES. Ph Arthur 347-8796, 027 220-7014 Edwin 027 2207154 OVEN CLEANING Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 6836253 or 027 228-0025 PAINTING PLASTERING Free quotes. Int/ext & roof painting Family run business, work guaranteed. Pensioner discounts. Ph Kerin or Paul 022 191 7877 or 379-1281. Website www.swedekiwipainting. co.nz PAINTER Plasterer, decorator. Free quotes, honest. Ph 03 384 4452 or 021 08115299

UPHOLSTERY CLASSES If you have an old chair or footstool you want to recover, I can show you how. If you do not have your own fabric, I have some in stock or I can source it for you. The classes are 7pm until 9pm and will start on the 1st February and finish on 5th April 2018. Please phone 027 213 9490 or email Paul at jpriellis@gmail. com

Departs 10th March 2018

Wanted To Buy

$55pp

PLUMBER A Top Plumbing job complete at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed Phone Brian 960-7673 or 021-112-3492

MFC4510

Trades & Services

ROOfING REPAIRS Fully Qualified, Over 40 Yrs experience Ph John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnchmill@outlook.com

tRAiLER SKiP HiRE • 2 or 5 cubic metre • Household Rubbish • Green Waste • Yard Clean ups • Load it yourself or hire us • Locally owned and operated

bin co

Ph: 383-0646 027 2131 733 Trades & Services WINDOW CLEANING Average 3 brm house inside or out $40. Both $70 Phone Trevor 344-2170

Tours

GOOD PRICES PAID For good, tidy furniture and antiques. Buying one item to estate lots.

Give Rick a call 021 376 883 or 347 4493

AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 ACCORDIONS Piano or button wanted. Good prices. Ph Andrew 9660277 ALL Old China, Crystal, Ornaments, Vases, Cutlery etc. Raewyn Hill Phone 360-0951 A RECYCLE your old records, and Hi Fi gear, Excellent Cash prices paid, Pennylane 430 Colombo St, Sydenham 366 3278 or 021 222 6144 or we can come to you anytime,7 days BEATLES Wanted autographs, records, programmes, wigs, scrapbooks, tickets, memorabilia anything old. Excellent prices paid please phone Dave at Pennylane 021 222 6144 anytime 7 days GOOD stuff wanted. Whiteware, freezers etc, good quality furniture, antiques, curios, collectables. Anything considered. Cash paid. Ph Dave 960-8440, 027 66 22 116 MILITARIA Any country, firearms, uniforms, badges, medals, memoribilia, WW2 or earlier ph 338-9931 PLAYSTATION 3 Games wanted suitable for children of all ages ph 03 352 2590 TOOLS, Garden garage, saw benches, Lathes. Cash buyer Phone 355-2045

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The Star Classifieds • Phone our local team 03 379 1100 • Email star.class@starmedia.kiwi Public Notices

Situations Vacant

TAXI DRIVERS Full time/part time Van/car, day/night shifts available Assistance with P endorsement if required Gold Band Taxis Phone 0210 245 0339

CLEANERS REQUIRED Cashmere Area Mon – Fri 3pm - 6pm

Beckenham Area Mon – Fri 3pm - 5pm

We are looking for cleaners to join our commercial cleaning team. You will need to pass a Security Check and you MUST have your own transport. These are permanent long term positions and not suitable for holders of temporary work permits.

Public Notices

Public Notices

Public Notices

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 101

SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101

GANG NAM LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, 20/182 Clarence Street, Christchurch 8011), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the issue of ON-LICENCE NEW in respect of the premises situated at 20/182 Clarence Street known as GANG NAM.

GAMBRINUS LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Mr Mark McGuinness Gambrinus Limited, PO BOX 130035, Christchurch 8141), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of ON-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 13 Stanley Street known as BELGIAN BEER CAFE TORENHOF.

HAREWOOD SCHOOL PTA AGM

The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: ON-LICENCE RESTAURANT CLASS 3. 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 1.00AM 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.

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 2.00AM 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 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.

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.

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.

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SATYA ENTERPRISES LIMITED, (THE LICENSEE, Mr Inderjit Singh Satya Enterprises Limited, 291 Lincoln Road, Christchurch), has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of OFF-LICENCE RENEWAL in respect of the premises situated at 291 Lincoln Road Addington known as MERCHANTS LIQUOR LINCOLN RD. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: OFF-LICENCE LIQUOR STORE. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: MONDAY TO SUNDAY 7.00AM TO 10.00PM. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the granting of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the first publication of notice of the application, in the newspaper (being The Star), file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the Christchurch 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.

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St John Caring Caller Volunteer Team Leader St John Caring Callers provide friendship and regular contact over the phone to people in the community. We have an exciting volunteer opportunity for a Team Leader to manage our Caring Callers in Christchurch. We are looking for someone who: • Can commit 3 - 5 hours each week • Is computer literate • Has experience and ability to lead a team and be a teamplayer • Has excellent communication skills For more information contact Sandra Young on 0800 785 646 Apply online before 27 January 2018 www.join.stjohn.org.nz - job code 34925

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STEAK Sandwich is just one of the tasty new items featured on the latest Hornby WMC Club Cafe menu. Situated downstairs, the Club Cafe offers affordable, family friendly dining 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Other newly introduced items include Thai Beef Salad and Caesar Salad. From a selection of cabinet food through to full sized plated meals, the Cafe is a warm and welcoming space. Fresh daily specials, dreamy desserts and a great atmosphere will ensure you return again and again! Pop in with the family, friends or colleagues - there is something for everyone. Gluten free and vegetarian options are also available.

Fully air conditioned and located across the road from The Hornby Hub. The Horby WMC Club Cafe, Carmen Rd, phone 03 349 9026.

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Whitford’s tempting summer menu WHITFORD'S Restaurant in the Woolston Club embraces the warmer weather with a tempting summer menu. Highlighting the best in fresh, new season produce, the summer menu offers a collection of family favourites as well as tried and true classics. Stand out dishes include... FROM STARTERS ... Crispy Calamari served with coriander and chilli salsa, $10.50 (pictured). FROM MAINS ... Succulent homestyle Pork Ribs based in BBQ sauce, served with slaw and choice of fries, mash or wedges, $20; Reef & Beef, a 200g Rump Steak accompanied by two mussels and two queen prawns and served with a choice of fries, mash or wedges and a sauce, $25; and Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry served with rice, $18. FROM PIZZAS .... Additional to Whitford’s set pizza choices is The DIY. Create your own pizza from the ingredient list, from $16. FROM DESSERTS ... Banofee Pie, a luscious caramel and banana pie served with whipped cream, $10.

Christchurch’s only beach side club Open from 5pm daily, the restaurant is child-friendly and also offers an impressive selection of gluten-free dining options. During the day, the Club cafe is open from 11am-4.30pm offering a large selection of freshly made inhouse cabinet food complimented by extensive cafe, pizza, and snacks menus, along with Barista crafted coffee and hot chocolate available till late! The Woolston Club, 54 Hargood St, phone 389 7039.

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Coming to Blue Smoke in the Woolston Tannery next Thursday night... The Bad Company/Foreigner/RockSteady SUPERGROUP! BARETTA: Friday 7pm - Nick Lee; 10.30pm - DJ. Saturday 9pm - DJ Double Header. BILL'S BAR: Thursday & Sunday 6pm - Mickey Rat Karaoke. BRIDGE OF REMEMBRANCE: Friday 12pm - Jas Josland ‘See What You Did There’ album release. CARLTON: Thursday 9pm HeadRush. Friday 10pm - Ctrl Alt Rock. Saturday 10.30pm Flat City Brotherhood. Monday 7pm - Shannelee Ray & James Sligo. Tuesday 8pm - Comedy. Wednesday 8.30pm - Assembly Required. CASA PUBLICA: Friday 5pm - DJ Daniel Pfeifer; 8.30pm DJ Paul McKessar. Saturday 9pm - DJ Ash-S. CHRISTCHURCH CASINO: Friday 6pm -Marcel; 9.15pm Natalie Elms. Saturday 7pm Rockabella; 10.15pm Smoothtalk. Sunday 5.30pm Sly Manhattan. CLADDAGH IRISH PUB: Thursday - Open mic. Saturday - Live music. COASTERS TAVERN: Thursday 8pm - Mel & Dave. Saturday - Live music. Wednesday - Open Mic Night. DUX CENTRAL: Friday 5pm - Zak Cooper; 9.30pm - Willy Styles. Saturday 2pm - Jack & Zara; 9.30pm - Churp. Sunday 2pm - Jazz Sessions. EMPIRE: Thursday 9pm - DJ. Friday 10pm - DJ. Saturday 10pm - DJ. FAT EDDIES: Thursday 7.30pm - Cam Finlay Quartet; 10pm - All-Girl Mini Band. Friday 7.30pm - Georgie & the Vajazzlers; 11pm - Mantra of Groove. Saturday 7.30pm Eldridge, Rainey, Williams Organ Trio; 11pm - Tina & the Turners. Sunday 3pm - Dom Spiteri Duo; 6.30pm - Heather Webb Trio.

Salmonella Dub with the return of Tiki Taane play North Hagley Park this Saturday night. FINNEGANS IRISH PUB, PREBBLETON: Friday 8pm - Trad Session. HAGLEY PARK NORTH: Saturday 9pm - Salmonella Dub feat. Tiki Taane, GA $89. HORNBY WMC: Saturday 4.30pm - Barross Country; 8pm - Big Daddy. HORNCASTLE ARENA: Tickets @ticketek. INGHAM’S LAZY SUNDAYS, CHRISTCHURCH BOTANIC GARDENS: Sunday 3.30pm Izzy Miller Bell & guests, free. MACKENZIES HOTEL: Friday - Sign of the Firebird. Saturday - Red Zone. MAK BAR, KAINGA: Friday Stoutfellows. Saturday - The Elevators. Sunday - Misfitz. MICKY FINNS: Thursday 8pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Friday 10pm Unhinged. PIERSIDE CAFE & BAR, NEW BRIGHTON: Friday 9pm - Jukebox. Saturday 9pm - Girl from Mars. ROSE & THISTLE, PAPANUI: Saturday 8.30pm - Fab 3. STOCK XCHANGE SHIRLEY: Friday 7pm - Elevators. Saturday 7pm - Unhinged.

THAI CHEFS, SUKHU TIGER, RICCARTON: Thursday to Wednesday 9pm Resident DJ & Karaoke. THE BOG IRISH BAR: Thursday 10pm - Assembly Required. Friday 7pm - Bobby Lee; 11pm - Flat City Brotherhood. Saturday 11pm Black Velvet acoustic. Sunday 5.30pm - Black Velvet acoustic. Tuesday 7pm - The Jamesons Session. THE CRAIC IRISH BAR, RICCARTON: Friday - Live music. Saturday Eddie Simon. THE CUBAN: Thursday 6.30pm - Live music. Friday - Live music. Saturday 10pm - DJ. THE MILLER BAR, ADDINGTON: Thursday 7pm - Rock n Roll. Friday 9.30pm - X-Files duo. Saturday 9.30pm - Don’t tell Mama. THE WAVE BAR, NEW BRIGHTON: Thursday 8.30pm - Karaoke. Friday 8.30pm - DJ. Saturday 8.30pm - Live music. WOOLSTON CLUB: Saturday 7pm - Lino. WUNDERBAR LYTTELTON: Friday 8.30pm - The Overdogs with Stomping Nick. .


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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 TO SUNDAY, 9AM-5PM WILD ABOUT READING Five classic books have been hidden in wild places throughout the Botanic Gardens. All you need to do is follow the map to find each secret location, use the code to unlock the treasure box, read the book and then fill in the log to be in to win copies of the books. Make the most of the quiet corners of the gardens and be transported to another world through the pages of these books. Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Rolleston Ave THURSDAY TO FRIDAY, 6PM AND 8PM LEIGHS CONSTRUCTION OUTDOOR CINEMA Come on down to the Arts Centre of Christchurch to enjoy the beautifully restored spaces. Films will be screened in the picturesque North Quad. Bring a gold coin donation, something to sit on, plus cash for food and drinks. Picnics are welcome but no BYO – drinks will be available

for purchase. Thursday, 6pm: Aladdin, and 8pm: Grease (PG). Friday, 6pm: Moana (PG), and 8pm: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (PG). The Arts Centre of Christchurch, Worcester Boulevard THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, RANGE OF TIMES CIRQUE GRANDE This weekend is your last chance to see this innovative new circus. Twelve girls performing tricks on a single bicycle; teeterboard, hoop-diving, human pyramids and amazing acrobatics. Prepare to be dazzled by international clowns, acrobats and magicians. Suitable for the whole family. Phone 0800 289 849 for tickets. Opposite Latimer Square, cnr of Madras and Gloucester Sts FRIDAY, 11AM-9PM STREET FOOD MARKET The Friday Street Food Market brings together more than 20 stalls selling food from around the world, live

entertainment, buskers and more. Cathedral Square SATURDAY, 8-9AM PARK RUN Get the year off to a healthy start at this fun 5km run which takes place each week. Start from the Botanic Gardens car park. Walk, run, or jog – you can even bring the dog. No need to register, but you can at https://parkrun.co.nz/ register/form. International visitors welcome. Botanic Gardens, Rolleston Ave

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

Break out your bathing suit out, the city council and More FM will host a party at the Lyttelton pool, with face-painting and pool games. 54 Oxford St, Lyttelton SUNDAY, 10AM-NOON PETANQUE IN THE PARK The Christchurch Petanque Club invites residents and visitors to give the game a go at this fun Sunday morning session on the club’s grounds at North Hagley Park. All equipment will be provided along with friendly hints and tips to help enjoy this simple and easy-tofollow game. North Hagley Park, Rolleston Ave

SUNDAY, 2.30-4.30PM LIVE AT THE POINT Every Sunday, Diamond Harbour will host a series of free, outdoor gigs on the old Godley House grounds. Catch the ferry over from Lyttelton or drive around the bays, then sit back and relax. Lindon Puffin will play this weekend. Godley House grounds, 2 Waipapa Ave, Diamond Harbour SUNDAY, 11AM AND 2PM THE WIZARD OF OZ Follow Dorothy and Toto as they are transported to Oz in this fun musical classic. Entry will be $9. Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Theatre, 59 Hewitts Rd

SATURDAY, 7PM ANXIETY AND EQUANIMITY: A ZEN PERSPECTIVE United States-based Zen practitioner Hogen Sensei discusses the possibility of a fresh perspective on anxiety through the willingness to experience all mental states with an open heart. This talk will be suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners, and includes time for questions and discussion. Entry by donation. 4 Kennedy Pl, Hillsborough SATURDAY, 7-9PM ECSTATIC DANCE WITH DJ TRILLION Forget your worries at this freeform dance space. This drug and alcohol-free event encourages movement, connection and fun. Bring a friend, a date, or a family member. Entry costs $10 and free for under-14s. Opawa Church Community hall, cnr of Opawa Rd and Aynsley Tce SUNDAY, NOON-2PM SUMMER POOL PARTY

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