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• Schoolboy loses mohawk in fundraiser for cancer • Beckenham students expand sporting horizons

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Helipad to make ‘life or death’ difference in action: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter flying above Hagley Park. Photo: Supplied Samantha Early | samantha@mainlandpress.co.nz

A HELIPAD on the roof of Christchurch Hospital would save enough time in patient transfers to be the difference between life and death for some, according to Canterbury’s rescue helicopter operator. Plans for a helipad are included in the multi-million-dollar redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital, which is now the only tertiary hospital in New Zealand not to have one. Currently, helicopters delivering patients have to land in Hagley Park, where the patients are loaded in to an ambulance for the short journey to the hospital.

The general manager for Garden City Helicopters, which operates the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Simon Duncan, said a study had been done on the time-savings from a helipad. “We worked out we would save approximately 12 minutes of transport time by landing on the roof, which for critical patients could mean the difference between life and death.” As a comparison, Mr Duncan said 12 minutes was how long it took the helicopter to fly from Christchurch to Akaroa. He said a rooftop helipad would improve the safety of popular Hagley

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Park, as on busy days the helicopter would land there up to six times. Other benefits included reducing double handling with inter-hospital transfers as there would be no need to involve ambulance services, keeping them free for emergency calls. However, only the twin-engine Westpac Rescue Helicopter, which last year completed 550 missions, would be able to land on the roof. “Our back-up machines and some of the regional helicopters are single-engine so they will still need to go into the park on the odd occasion,” Mr Duncan said. He said talks had been held in the past

with the Canterbury District Health Board about putting a helipad on the existing hospital and some testing had been done, but since the emergency department was now moving in the redevelopment it was important for the helipad to be coordinated with that. Last month the Government announced it had set aside about $500 million to fund the redevelopments at Christchurch and Burwood hospitals, with an additional $100 million due to come from the Canterbury District Health Board. The Christchurch Hospital redevelopments are due for completion in 2018. More chopper news page 3.

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Which is your preferred option for the new Christ Church Cathedral, and why?”

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“Probably the contemporary one. It is a chance to do something new, but it would be good to retain some aspect of the original.”

“I quite like the contemporary design. It is an opportunity for change which is representative of the redesign of Christchurch city’s landscape.”

“Option one, the complete rebuild. I feel that the Cathedral is worth it and deserves to be put back to its original glory. I think the tourists would appreciate the Cathedral being put back to the original condition.”

“I prefer the traditional option. I think it is quite tasteful and appears safer than the restoration. The contemporary option resembles an upturned dinghy.”

“I favour the complete restoration, because the Cathedral is the face of our city.”

“I would say the complete restoration. It is important to preserve historic buildings.”

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cathedralconversations.org.nz until May 3. At that point the Cathedral Property Group will collate and review the feedback and present a summary to the Church Property Trustees, which will select a preferred option. Estimates of cost for the restoration option are $104 million to $221 million, the traditional option $85 million to $181 million and the contemporary option $56 million to $74 million.

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COMMUNITY projects in the residential red zone, which could have been up and running in as little as three months, will be no more. Last week it was revealed the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) planned to charge $27 plus GST per square metre, per annum for private use of residential red-zoned land. However, a Cera spokesman this week said that decision had been revisited and there would be no interim use of the land allowed, apart from property clearances, maintenance and the infrastructure work of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) and the Christchurch City Council. “This will enable the Government’s focus to remain on clearing the residential red zone (RRZ) and preparing the land for future use. “Any interim use by outside groups may have incurred significant costs to the taxpayer for the on-going management of the land such as

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security, property management, staff and contractors, vegetation management, administration and rates.� Community groups have previously told Mainland Press they could have had temporary projects up and running in the red zone in the next three to six months. The Avon-Otakaro Network (AvON) was extremely disappointed at the policy forbidding interim use of residential red zone lands, and urged Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee to reconsider. Under the charging regime, a voluntary community garden group would have had to pay $18,630 a year to establish a garden on a 600-square-metre section, making it unaffordable. AvON co-chairs Evan Smith and Mark Gibson said both policies meant none of the short-to medium-term projects their member organisations planned could go ahead. “Neither policy affects AvON’s

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Open day and colouring competition GARDEN City Helicopters is having its annual open day on May 5 at its Memorial Avenue site. The family event will see cheap helicopter flights on offer during the day and the region’s emergency services showing off their equipment and interacting with the public. A schools colouring in competition is also being held, with the winner to be flown to school on the first day of Term Two, May 6. Details about the colouring competition can be found online at www. airrescue.co.nz.

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Editorial

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THIS week, we bring you a look inside the Christchurch City Council, as Mainland Press head of news Jo Kane asks the councillors whether they will be standing in this year’s local body elections and what their priorities are. See story pages 6-7.

Letter to the editor Easter trading

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IT is ludicrous that anomalies exist over the shop trading repeal act 1990 concerning Good Friday trading. Having sustained collective fines, Oderings nurseries have progressively flouted this biased legislation by allowing Cantabrians gardening aids and supplies for many to complement their botanical input into the revered garden city. The act is a farce in consideration of dairies, service stations, pharmacies, real estate agents, cafes, restaurants and souvenir outlets being exempt from it. Within this context, accolades are extended to Darryn Odering in challenging this archaic protocol.

NOT only are trees removed here there and everywhere [Loss of trees bugging Ruud, Mainland Press April 4] but also the pruning branches are removed at random but never from the top. The power boards in their zeal to clear the power lines also disfigure the trees further. I think it is time for proper tree management. Wilhelmus Noordanus, Redwood

Treasuring trees

SINCE coming to Christchurch six years ago, I have loved the trees here. The magnificent specimens in the Botanic Garden, the street trees and the ones in private gardens. They are all so Gary Knight, special, and no other city has that abundance. Hoon Hay In autumn, images of the coloured leaves have filled the photograph albums. Weeping willows are so right beside the river, and in my opinion YOU hit the nail on the head there Ruud! [Loss flax and grasses just don’t measure up anywhere. of trees bugging Ruud, Mainland Press April 4]. Please treasure your special trees. A lot of people feel one hell of a lot of large trees in the South Brighton area didn’t need to go at Mrs N Adams, Bishopdale ALL! A person decided otherwise. In all my 65 years on this planet, I know of only one large tree that houses more numerous species of birdlife and probably insect life also, than any other and that is the mature macrocarpa. Agree or disagree? If you have a Letter to Natives down here in the East grow low the Editor send it to jo@mainlandpress.co.nz and stay that way. There won’t be any shining with Letter to the Editor in the subject line. Letters should be no longer than 200 words cuckoos visiting this way anymore nor hardly a and include your full name and address. We white-faced heron calling from a tall tree either.

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Coming from a stressful job with deadlines, it took me a while to get into the rhythm. At one point they threatened to tie bricks to my ankles to slow me down. But I learned a couple of important lessons. The first was the importance of having a job, any job. The second was in the council officer’s response to my outsourcing suggestion. The workers still had to be paid, he said, pointing out that few of the men in my gang would find other work. On the dole, taxpayers picking up the tab, they would be much the poorer for not having a job to go to during the day, a sense of purpose, social life and dignity. I was reminded of his words last week. Commenting on the retirement of receptionist Shirleen Ericson after 52 years with Radio New Zealand, chief executive Peter Cavanagh described her dedication to the company as an “incredible achievement” requiring “the sort of loyalty and commitment that people starting out these days can’t even imagine”. But it’s not the workers, it’s their employers, like the Wellington City Council, which last week laid off 150 works staff, that lack the loyalty and the commitment.

Tom Frewen's career as a journalist began at the Otago Daily Times and Radio Otago. After an overseas experience at the BBC he came back to be editor of the Gulf News on Waiheke Island. Moving to Wellington, he started the Mediawatch and Today in Parliament programmes on National Radio, and has reported Parliament for the past 19 years. The author of a variety of columns, going back to his student days at Otago University, he can safely claim to have spent almost all his life writing rubbish.

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New Cholmondeley to be single level News in brief Harvest festival

FIVE hundred schoolchildren from all the primary schools and preschools in the Lyttelton Harbour Basin converged on Orton Bradley Park in Charteris Bay yesterday for the Harbour Harvest Festival. The ideal for the festival grew out of the strong school garden programmes in the local schools, Harbour Resilience Project co-leader Brian Rick said. The younger children were taken on a nature walk to get some hands-on learning about the life cycle of seeds, while the older children were divided into groups for workshops on topics ranging from jam making to weaving, foraging and scarecrow making. After the workshops the children got together to share their experiences. An evening event for the whole community featured local musicians, speakers and food from local businesses.

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THE design for the redeveloped Cholmondeley facility in Governors Bay, developed by architect Perry Royal of Royal Associates, has been released, bringing the management, staff and young residents of Cholmondeley a few steps closer to having their brand-new building. “We’re pleased with it,” general manager Shane Murdoch said. “A lot of time, thought and research has gone into the design.” Cholmondeley has been providing care for Canterbury children in need for more than 80 years at its Governors Bay site. In terms of space, the new building would be largely replacing the footprint of the former Cholmondeley, Mr Murdoch said. “The key difference, though, is that it will be a single-level building. This was really clear from the children we spoke to that it was what they

wanted.” Two parts of the former building were able to be repaired and refurbished, and these will be incorporated into the new facility, he said. “A blend of new and old.” The other key aspect of the Cholmondeley rebuild has been the launch of the capital fundraising campaign on March 10. “This is a big fundraising year for us,” Mr Murdoch said. “In addition to funding for the rebuild, we need operational funding, and also funding to cover the relocation costs to Living Springs.” (Cholmondeley children are currently accommodated at Living Springs, though they return to their Governors Bay site for their dayto-day education and playground activities.) “The capital campaign was launched to raise

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What’s their agenda? Jo Kane | jo@mainlandpress.co.nz

THE local body elections in October have had any likely new candidates for the Christchurch City Council including for the mayoralty slow to come out of the blocks. It’s an unusual strategy, as any budding politician should use every avenue to show their hand early to build up a profile and some credibility on the myriad of issues that surround the city. Mayor Bob Parker declared early and some councillors are playing the “I don’t know yet” game. That indecision is really based on waiting for any challenge and then taking a calculated guess in the present environment

whether they will make it back. Mainland Press decided to ask the incumbents what their intentions were and a number of questions on their reflections of the last council term and their aspirations for the next. The questions were sent on March 19, with a reply deadline of March 25. The responses to the questions and the timeframes allowed have elicited a disappointing response from your elected representatives. For a council that is struggling to engage with the community, maybe this tells why.

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Did not bother to reply at all:

What you didn’t know Jimmy Chen After seeing his favourite movie, Erin Brockovich, he would sit down to a Chinese meal he would share with Lesley Keast (former Deputy Mayor), David Close (former Councillor) and Barack Obama (President of USA) and then take the Bible to bed to read.

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Yani Johanson After seeing any movie he would share his favourite meal of pizza and lasagne with Barack Obama and his two grandfathers and then take the Council three year plan to bed to read.

Ngaire Button After seeing her favourite movie, Les Misérables, she would sit down to a roast dinner with Nelson Mandela, Jenny Shipley and John Button and then take the Bible to bed to read.

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Councillors reveal election plans Cr Jimmy Chen Riccarton Wigram

Cr Yani Johanson Hagley Ferrymead

Why standing? Encouraged to stand for councillor again; been told me that I have done a great job for the city and benefit to the people of Christchurch Aspirations: The following tasks will be completed: repair/rebuild the damaged infrastructure; Central City; council-owned Community Facility; council-owned Social Housing-Christchurch and complete Central City Plan. Proud of: (1) Christchurch Central City Plan. (2) The proposed new Halswell Library, Pool and Community Facility. (3) The top 30 damaged council-owned community facility list. Frustrated with: The progress of both repair/ rebuild the damaged council-owned social housing and rebuild the Central City is too slow. Key to better working relationships with Cera/Government: Recognise that both are the governance entity, should mutual respect and mutual trust. To establish the matrix organisation and project orientated. Which means every project has a team working together and also separate the different responsibility for achieving the common goal. Top five priorities: (1), Repair/Rebuild the damaged infrastructure (including the roads, water pipe, sewer system etc.) (2) Rebuild the Central City. (3) Repair/rebuild the social housing under the strategic asset management filter. (4) Repair/ rebuild the damaged council-owned community facilities (5) Build up the Halswell and Hornby new Library, Community Facility and Service Centre - through the residents association meetings and engaging with community groups

Why standing? To build a better more beautiful city in a modern and environmentally sustainable way that highlights its proud past and leaves a wonderful legacy for the future. Proud of: More transparency and accountability by getting the council to return to series of significant standing committees and agreement to open as a default workshops up to the public rather than having them in public excluded. Standing up to the top down approach to recovery by central government and advocating for those in the worst affected suburbs to be treated fairly. Shown clear leadership with a 10-point plan to help get the council functioning better. Frustrated with: The Government’s removal of democracy in decision making about the future of the city as it recovers including how much should be spent and on what. Key to better working relationships with Cera/ Government: Transparency and accountability, regular meetings and discussion, meaningful engagement, respect for democratic processes, clear identification of roles and responsibilities. I think legislative change is also needed. At the moment one person has all the power. It is not shared or equal. Top five priorities: Social housing and community facilities rebuilt/repaired, fighting to save our city’s heritage and character buildings, getting active travel corridors established (including the coastal pathway), giving effect to the master plans in the suburban centres to get good quality urban design and amenity and joint up planning, having a city that is proud.

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Why standing? The next term will be the most important in the history of Christchurch. • Excited about being a part of helping shape the city for the future. • Important to have some continuation of elected members as some retire. Aspirations: Sensible long term decisions. • STRONGLY disagree with party politics in local government, it is unhelpful and creates allegiances which work against good decision making. Proud of: Supported the Mayor in his role deputising at hundreds of community events, not an individual but as part of a team who collectively have lead the city through one of the most difficult and complicated times in the history of Christchurch Frustrated with: The media. Key to better working relationships with Cera/Government: Collaborative leadership i.e. a real will to work together, a firm resolve to get the best outcome for the city, pure hard work in being up to speed on the issues and their implications Top five priorities: Collaborative leadership with Cera, the Minister, CCDU and other agencies. Representation review will be a very big job and needs to be done well. Budget and finance leading the city into recovery without creating a financial burden for the future.

Why standing: Real value in having an elected member on council/DHB as well as sitting on CDC as many times I have seen that they all appear to work in silos. Loves the role. Aspirations: Wants to see through a successful rebuild, on time and under budget. Accessibility around the hospital. A world leading transport system. Less than 0% unemployment (job surplus). The creation of NZ’s #1 tourist destination. Proud of: Been part of a team that has planned the biggest rebuild in our country’s history and kept the rebuild on track and on budget. Got all the proposed future cycle ways (up to 2042) into the next three year budget and the Tsunami sirens for Spencerville and Brooklands into the next budget. Frustrated with: The leaking of confidential information to destabilise the council for political gain Key to better working relationships with Cera/Government: Having the same goal and having regular communication over every issue that both are involved in and not trying to undermine the other for political gain- Each has specific roles and it’s about knowing our role and sticking to it. Picking fights won’t rebuild the city it will only tear it apart. Top five priorities: Finish the infrastructure rebuild under budget. Attract business and create more jobs. Help facilitate a successful rebuild of our housing stock whilst creating the opportunity for more first home owners. Keep us in the top 10 of world destinations to visit (6th in 2013). Rebuild the best little city in the world!

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Fundraising for ‘Rolls Royces’ of mobility Christine de Felice christine@mainlandpress.co.nz

FUNDS raised from this year’s Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind’s (RNZFB) annual Red Puppy Appeal, will again be used for the foundation’s guide dog programme. “In 2012 the appeal raised $800,000 across New Zealand and the foundation hoped to see a similar result this year,” RNZFB community fundraising executive South Island Joy McClintock said. Red Puppy Bikkie Day, which is part of the Red Puppy Appeal, attracted some 50 individuals and businesses in Christchurch, who signed up to bake and sell the special puppy-shaped cookies to raise funds. The Red Puppy Appeal is one of two annual fundraising initiatives run by RNZFB. The second appeal, which runs in October, is for the foundation’s services. At present there are 240 working guide dogs in New Zealand, and the need for them is growing continually. “Every day, the foundation receives enquiries about getting a dog from three blind or low-vision people,” Mrs McClintock said. More than 60 per cent of guide dog handlers were over the age of 60, and with the ageing population, the demand was set to increase, she said. There are four main breeds of dog that are trained as guide dogs – retrievers, labradors, German shepherds and standard poodles. At present 110 dogs a year are being trained, but the Auckland-based breeding centre will need to breed more to meet the growing demand. Puppies leave the breeding centre at seven weeks and spend the next year being trained by a puppy walker before spending a further

six months in formal training. The dogs have to pass 60 different tests before they are accepted as guide dogs, and their progress is regularly monitored. At age six months they are assessed for their suitability as a breeding dog, and if they have the necessary characteristics they are kept for breeding, although they also complete their guide dog training. Matching a guide dog with its handler is an important aspect of the programme, and handlers are interviewed to find out what their needs are so they can get the most appropriate dog. The cost to breed, train and match a guide dog is about $30,000. The programme receives no government funding and relies on donations. Not all blind or low-vision people want to have a guide dog, but for those who do, they are regarded as the “Rolls Royce of mobility”, Mrs McClintock said. For Christchurch resident Petronella Spicer, her guide dog Fletcher is a valued companion. Fletcher is Mrs Spicer’s second guide dog. Her first one, Winnie, has now retired and remains with her as a pet. Mrs Spicer enjoys walking, so it was important to have a guide dog that was happy to walk long distances without dawdling, and Fletcher fits the bill. For blind or low-vision people, negotiating Christchurch’s streets following the earthquakes can be a challenge, with damaged footpaths and changes to access when streets are blocked off. “Since the quakes I’ve had to call my instructor four times to change the route to get to work,” Mrs Spicer said. “It’s a challenge, but it’s Christchurch and it is how it is.”

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MORE than 100 exhibitors and several hundred pulls by the Alaskan Malamute Dog Club, where animals will take part in the two-day Pet Expo children are encouraged to join in, miniature pony rides and horse and gig rides. being held this weekend at Pioneer Stadium. The New Zealand Siamese Cat Club will be Back after a two-year break, the Pet Expo will holding a three-ring, all-breeds feature pedigree dogs and cats, show on both days. More than rabbits, tropical fish, caged birds, 100 long-haired and short-haired reptiles, turtles, domestic rats and cats will be on display. mice and guinea pigs, offering pet A new addition for 2013 is a lovers of all ages the opportunity mini caged bird show, organised to see and touch a wide variety by the Christchurch Caged Bird of domestic animals. Club and featuring budgies, In the adjoining Centennial canaries, finches and parrots. Park a marquee will house The show also encourages good the larger farmyard animals – pet care, and provides a wide alpacas, goats, sheep, kune kune Debut: Caged birds, such as range of products and services to pigs, donkeys, llamas, miniature these colourful zebra finches, keep animals happy and healthy. ponies and fancy poultry. will make their Pet Expo The Classic Hits Pet Expo is Outdoor activities will include appearance this weekend. Photo: Supplied on Saturday and Sunday, April performing dogs, the Dance 13 and 14, starting at 10am both Mutts, performing amazing doggie tricks, all set to music, on the outdoor days. The organisers request that the public do not grass area. This runs from 11am on Sunday. Other outdoor activities include cart and weight bring their own pets to the show.

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A BIG-hearted boy from Oaklands School has raised about $1500 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand by shaving off his distinctive mohawk. Thorvin Basha, aged 7, decided to take part in the Shave for a Cure fundraiser after his mother, Karen Russell, told him about her workmates doing it. “And he said he would like to shave his mohawk off for cancer too.” Thorvin said he wanted “to help the cancer people”.

He had been growing his mohawk for the past two years and liked to spike it up and spray it different colours at weekends or on school mufti days. “Instead of plain hair I was thinking of a different sort of style,” he said. For school and sports, his mum tied it in a French braid. He had the big shave at school assembly on Monday and said his head now felt much lighter. “My mohawk was really heavy and I

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Big Walk in Hornby Kyle Park IT’S called the Big Walk, but this year it involves zooming down a five-metre-high inflatable slide, running through tyres and crawling through ‘spider web’ nets. The Foundation for Youth Development (FYD) is calling on Cantabrians to head to Kyle Park in Hornby on Sunday to join their local Big Walk, aimed to raise funds and awareness for the organisation. Supporters of all ages can take on their choice of a two, five or 10-kilometre adventure through FYD Canterbury’s new ‘Give it a Go Course’, put together by local businesses. FYD co-founder Graeme Dingle said the course was an exciting new take on traditional FYD Big Walks. The Christchurch Big Walk includes a sausage sizzle, spot prizes and raffles for many prizes including $1800 worth of camping gear provided by Charton and a campervan holiday for four donated by Britz Campervans. The Big Walk is taking on a new format in its fourth year; as well as the three official public events on April 14 in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, FYD is encouraging people to get involved by creating their own event for their

school, workplace, sports team or as individuals. “We understand not everyone can make it to one of these locations to be involved in the official Big Walk events,” Mr Dingle said. “This year we have made it fun and easy for people to create their own.” Anyone wanting to be involved can visit the Big Walk website where they can set up a fundraising page and find all the tips needed to make their own event. These events can be anything from a run to a skydive. The Big Walk helps the FYD to raise funds and awareness so they can continue the work they do around the country and extend their reach to more young people. Started in 1995, the FYD has many programmes for child and youth development including Kiwi Can, Stars and Project K, reaching almost 18,000 young people each year nationwide. The Foundation for Youth Development Canterbury Big Walk is being held at Kyle Park, Hornby on Sunday, April 14, starting at 10am. The cost is a gold coin donation. For more information visit www.bigwalk.org.nz.

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CASHMERE High School year 13 student Kendal Hastie is bouncing with excitement after being chosen for the New Zealand Under-18 women’s basketball team. Hastie, 17, is one of only five New Zealandbased players to make the team and her selection follows winning silver at the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Oceania 2012 Pacific Youth Basketball Championships held in November last year in Latrobe City, near Melbourne. This week the Ferrymead resident will travel to Brisbane for the Australian State championships, spending a week in training camp before the tournament starts on April 20. Her mother, Paula Hastie, said Kendal had been playing basketball since she was five, after she went along with her family, including twin sister Caetlyn, to watch their older brother Kyle play. “She got into it and hasn’t looked back since, she just loves the sport,” Mrs Hastie said. Kendal, who plays shooting guard, said she

was “stoked” to make the under-18 side. “I was pretty surprised.” She has been playing representatively for Canterbury since she was nine and has always wanted to play for New Zealand. “I have kind of already done that for my age group and [I want to] keep going for New Zealand.” She has been training with the Wild Cats Canterbury women’s extended squad since late last year and is in her second year playing for University of Canterbury teams. Later this year she will trial for the Junior Tall Ferns. “I train about six days a week with different teams and just fitness training.” At the FIBA tournament Kendal’s team competed against eight countries, making the finals against Australia. She’s looking forward to facing the Aussies again and plans to keep going in the sport as far as she can.

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Beckenham students try new sports Samantha Early samantha@mainlandpress.co.nz

BECKENHAM School students have broadened their sporting horizons this term. The school has teamed up with Sport Canterbury and local clubs to offer its 90 year seven and year eight students the chance to try out mountain biking, gym sports or bowls. Teacher in charge of PE and Sport Bruce Rodger said the children were able to choose which sport they wanted to take part in for one afternoon per week, over six weeks. In the final two sessions, the sports give the children an opportunity to visit their club and get to know their local sporting community. For example, the children brought their own bikes to the mountain biking sessions, learnt skills and drills with an instructor and were due to go to Bottle Lake Forest to practise on real tracks, Mr Rodger said. For bowls, the students will visit the Beckenham Bowls Club and for Gym Sports, the Olympia gym club. All the clubs have their own foundation skills programmes to offer, with Sport Canterbury helping them connect with the school. “It’s incredibly successful; the kids just absolutely love it,” Mr Rodger said. Sport Canterbury young persons’ advisor Tammy Mehrtens said it was about choice and children taking ownership of their sporting experience. “Teachers have commented that they see so much more buy-in from their students, since they want to be there rather than ‘have to’ be there.”

Including less traditional sports has increased the appeal for children, who may not usually be involved in sport, by levelling the playing field, she said. “It means that everyone is learning something new at the same time, rather than, for example, the ‘rugby stars’ dominating and other, less confident children become disillusioned.” Mr Rodger said another positive aspect was the children seeing the teachers learn the sports at the same time as they were. “That’s been the big drive – ‘hey if we are prepped to do it you guys can also’. We are learning the sports as well. “It has decreased behaviour issues and increased actual involvement.” The programme also aimed to break down some of the barriers children might have to joining a sports club, as by the time they got there they had developed some skills and confidence. “By visiting your local club with your school it’s sort of less daunting then having to turn up there by yourself,” Ms Mehrtens said. She hoped some of the students would carry on with their chosen sports outside school time. Beckenham School is the first in Christchurch to try this programme and Sport Canterbury wants to encourage other schools to get involved. Mr Rodger said it was easy to set up and as most of the activities were funded by Kiwi Sport, the costs to the school or students were minimal.

Gala fun at Thorrington SENIOR students at Thorrington School organised a recent gala day, running a variety of stalls and activities to raise funds they can use during the year. Deputy principal Jon Keelty said in previous years the funds have been used to buy books for another school that had lost its library in a fire. “This year our new Student Leadership Programme will be using the funds to purchase books to encourage older students to continue with their personal reading.” Mr Keelty said one of the day’s highlights was the year five ‘chaperone’ programme, where older pupils buddied up with the younger ones to help them purchase items and make sure they had a fun time. “It was hard to tell who was having more fun!” he said. Thorrington School supplied these action shots from the day…

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A lifetime of painting Christchurch painter George Searle turns 90 on Monday and to celebrate, his three children have arranged a display of his artwork this weekend. Mainland Press senior journalist Samantha Early looks back on a lifetime spent with brush in hand.

Art and love: Rena and George Searle among some of George’s many paintings, including one he painted recently of the Waipara Valley for a granddaughter’s wedding present.

PAINTING has always been a passion for artist George Searle and at 90, he loves it as much as ever. Born on April 15, 1923 on the West Coast, he was one of the first people to use the Otira rail tunnel, which opened that year. “My mother had to take me while she was still breastfeeding to see her father who was dying in Wellington, so she came over [the Southern Alps to Christchurch] by stagecoach with me in her arms and while she was in Wellington the tunnel opened and we went back by train through the tunnel.” His interest in art started at an early age and by his teenage years he was a keen painter; however, he lost all his art gear in a fire at the family home. He moved to Christchurch where he learned

the signwriting trade, in the days where every sign in the city was done by hand. He had the Automobile Association (AA) contract covering Canterbury and Westland and did well during the changeover from miles to kilometres as every sign needed to be redone. He met Rena, to whom he has been married for 58 years, during a dance at the Caledonian Hall, in the days when the men stood on one side, the women on the other and when the music started, the men would walk over and choose a girl. “I had my eye on a certain blonde so I made a beeline for her, but before I got to her she was taken up by one of the other fellas. So of course rather than go back empty-handed, I looked along the line at the girls and there was Rena… and that was that.” In the late 1950s the couple went along to a

Still inspired: George Searle, almost 90, works on his latest painting.

‘crusade’ by Christian evangelist Billy Graham, and his message has shaped their lives ever since. “We have all been a spiritually minded family and it has helped us in our lifestyle.” The signwriting business helped provide for their three children, but it was his art that he loved. In the mid-1970s he left the signwriting trade and took up painting full time – making frequent visits to Mount Cook. “I must have painted hundreds of Mt Cooks, because they always sold!” He found it hard to pick a favourite subject for his paintings and preferred to paint from real life rather than photographs. “I feel that everything’s beautiful, everything I paint.”

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He paints mainly landscapes but also loves drawing figures. “My main art now is sitting with a pad on my knee trying to sketch people in cafés. If it’s any good I give it to them. “I was talking to one painter and he said to me ‘Draw, draw, draw. Draw until your eyes fall out’.” The family has had many addresses in Christchurch, but Mr Searle is especially well known in New Brighton, where he often had exhibits in the local gallery. His children have organised to show a collection of George Searle paintings this weekend. “It will be interesting to see them but I’m leaving it all to the kids. It was the kids’ idea and I am just going along with it!” Mr Searle said.

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The numerous agencies across Canterbury that support people with disabilities in the workplace will be at the seminar to educate and offer guidance to businesses. The disABILITY Employers Breakfast Seminar is being held on April 16 at the Riccarton Park Function Centre. It is free to attend but registration is essential. Book online at www.disability.eventbrite.co.nz.

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ROOF PAINTING • Waterblast • Airless Spray Application • Resene Paints • Quality Assured Phone Barry 027 350-9387 BRICKLAYER. George Lockyer. Over 30 years bricklaying experience. UK trained. Licensed Building Practitioner number BP105608. Fletchers Site Safe. Insurance work. EQC repairs. Heritage brickwork a speciality. No job too small. Governors Bay. Home 329-9344, Cell 027 684-4046, email karengeorge@xtra.co.nz

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Christchurch Marathon returning to pre-quake entries THE Christchurch Airport Marathon is poised to return to the record entry numbers it was enjoying prior to the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, according to race director Chris Cox. The marathon, scheduled for June 2, has so far seen entries close to the record numbers of 2009 and 2010, when more than 5000 runners and walkers lined up for the annual Queen’s Birthday Weekend event. Earlier this week, with two months until race day, entries were 60 per cent higher than this time last year. “Based on past years, that indicates race day

will be at least 5000,” Cox said. He and his organisational group were over the moon with the interest in this year’s event. “It’s really encouraging,” he said. “In 2010 we had a record entry of 5800 participants. But the earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011 forced the event out of the city and cut entries almost in half. “Right now entries are only 15 per cent behind where we were in April 2010.” Cox said the Christchurch community had kept the race alive. “Our only real goal through the years was

that the event should reflect the community, so when the city and our event hit tough times following the quakes, everyone pulled together - from sponsors to volunteers to participants to the Christchurch City Council, the community helped us through it.” This year’s Christchurch Airport Marathon will benefit Ronald McDonald House South Island. Entries for the 2013 Christchurch Airport Marathon Event are still open. More details can be found at www. Fun to run: Children taking part in last year’s marathon. christchurchmarathon.co.nz.

Coastal lifts shield from Bays COASTAL Spirit ended Ferrymead Bays’ hold on both the Hurley Shield and the lead in the football’s Robbie’s Mainland Premier League when they won 3-2 at Barnett Park on Saturday. It was Coastal’s first win of the season and brought an end to Bays’ unbeaten league run just one day short of a calendar year. Geoff McIntyre scored on the half hour to put Bays in front but things started to go wrong for Bays when they conceded two goals in the space of two minutes just before the break. The first was a header to Mike Willoughby and the former Western player was then gifted a second when he ran on to a poor back pass for Ciaran Ahearn. Ahearn’s day went from bad to worse when he was shown a straight red card for bringing down Kris O’Neill. With ten minutes remaining Anthony Jones scored to increase Coastal’s lead. Russell Kamo gave Bays hope when he found the back of the net minutes later but Coastal could not be denied the win. The loss was the first for Bays at home in the MPL since July 2011, when they were also defeated by Coastal 4-2. Cashmere Technical moved to the top of the table when they defeated Nelson Suburbs 2–0, Western came from behind to edge FC

Twenty11 2–1 and Nomads also secured their first win of the season, 3–nil over Halswell. Two goals from Danny Boys were enough for Cashmere Technical to come out on top of Nelson Suburbs. Boys was set up by Stu Kelly after just two minutes and Boys powered home a cross from Andy Barton on the stroke of half time. Suburbs pushed forward more in the second half but wasted several early chances to get back into the game. Nomads made the most of an under strength Halswell side at Halswell Domain to triumph 3-0. FC Twenty11 are now at the foot of the table after going down 1-2 to Western. Technical now have 10 points, one clear of Bays and Western. Both Suburbs and Halswell are on six points with Nomads and Coastal on three and FC Twenty on one. Round four results Cashmere Technical 2 (Danny Boys 2), Nelson Suburbs 0, HT 2-0; FC Twenty11 1 (Birhanu Taye), Western 2 (Tom Sansom, Jayden Richards), HT 1-0; Ferrymead Bays 2 (Geoff McIntyre, Russell Kamo), Coastal Spirit 3 (Mike Willoughby 2, Anthony Jones), HT 1-2; Halswell 0, Nomads 3 (Chris Anderson, Kaz Koyama, own goal), HT 0-2.

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Congratulations to ‘The Old Club’ OVER the Easter weekend the Christchurch Football Club celebrated 150 years of being in existence. This makes it the oldest football club in New Zealand and the second oldest in the world. Only Blackheath in London is older. To mark the 150 years the club historian Tony Murdoch, a former senior club player, has written a 380-page book titled The Old Club tracing its history. I was amazed as I read through it to find that in fact it is not just a rugby book but a record of the emergence of Canterbury and New Zealand as a province and a nation. The devastation the two World Wars and the depression in the 1930s had on not just sport but the country as a whole, with the loss of so many young men, is brilliantly portrayed in the book. Copies are available for sale at the Christchurch Football Club and I strongly recommend you avail yourself of one. Another aspect of the celebrations that impressed me was that the club didn’t follow the tradition of paying for and flying in a high profile guest speaker. Instead they allowed the

club’s history to tell the story. The 400 that attended the dinner on the Saturday night fully embraced the feeling that this was a very special occasion. A group of club stalwarts was assembled to pick two teams from two eras. The first team chosen was drawn from those players representing the time frame from 1963 to 2013. The second side named was the 1st XV from 1863 through to 2013. As can be appreciated these two teams, when they were announced, provided many talking points and highlighted again just how much those present valued the tradition that this proud club has generated. Through all the trials and tribulations that the club has had to endure over the 150 years, the spirit of the founders still prevails today. The young people who attended the celebrations left with the desire to carry on the culture and spirit that has been ingrained in the club for a century and a half. Full marks to those involved in bringing the celebrations together - it will live on in my memory for many years to come. Bring on the 175th!

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growth factors. “We provide a full range of therapies to help make you look your best,” says Heather. The clinic, she says, has the only painfree permanent hair reduction system in New Zealand that removes hair quickly, safely and efficiently using the latest laser technology. The Koru Clinic opened in February and has been al The Koru Clinic’s medic kept busy with a range of fries. Jef er ath He Dr r cto dire clients, including men, and tends to be attracting business from the southern and hill suburbs where there are fewer local clinics. The central city convenience also means that clients can have their treatment and return back to work. Situated above the Moorhouse Medical Centre at 3 Pilgrim Place, the Koru Clinic is open weekdays until 6pm and Saturday mornings. For more information visit www.koruskin.co.nz or telephone the team on 372 3589.

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Helipad to make ‘life or death’ difference in action: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter flying above Hagley Park. Photo: Supplied Samantha Early | samantha@mainlandpress.co.nz

A HELIPAD on the roof of Christchurch Hospital would save enough time in patient transfers to be the difference between life and death for some, according to Canterbury’s rescue helicopter operator. Plans for a helipad are included in the multi-million-dollar redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital, which is now the only tertiary hospital in New Zealand not to have one. Currently, helicopters delivering patients have to land in Hagley Park, where the patients are loaded in to an ambulance for the short journey to the hospital.

The general manager for Garden City Helicopters, which operates the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Simon Duncan, said a study had been done on the time-savings from a helipad. “We worked out we would save approximately 12 minutes of transport time by landing on the roof, which for critical patients could mean the difference between life and death.” As a comparison, Mr Duncan said 12 minutes was how long it took the helicopter to fly from Christchurch to Akaroa. He said a rooftop helipad would improve the safety of popular Hagley

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Park, as on busy days the helicopter would land there up to six times. Other benefits included reducing double handling with inter-hospital transfers as there would be no need to involve ambulance services, keeping them free for emergency calls. However, only the twin-engine Westpac Rescue Helicopter, which last year completed 550 missions, would be able to land on the roof. “Our back-up machines and some of the regional helicopters are single-engine so they will still need to go into the park on the odd occasion,” Mr Duncan said. He said talks had been held in the past

with the Canterbury District Health Board about putting a helipad on the existing hospital and some testing had been done, but since the emergency department was now moving in the redevelopment it was important for the helipad to be coordinated with that. Last month the Government announced it had set aside about $500 million to fund the redevelopments at Christchurch and Burwood hospitals, with an additional $100 million due to come from the Canterbury District Health Board. The Christchurch Hospital redevelopments are due for completion in 2018. More chopper news page 3.

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KAIAPOI has been granted two sets of funding in the latest round of Christchurch Earthquake Appeal grants. Two million dollars has gone towards the Kaiapoi Riverbanks Project for repair of walkways and other public amenities along the Kaiapoi River through to the Kaiapoi township. The $2 million is now available to the Waimakariri District Council to stimulate this project and begin work. Waimakariri Mayor David Eyers said it was “exciting” for Kaiapoi to have this grant. “The Kaiapoi River is very important to Kaiapoi, it is the centre of the town and is important to Kaiapoi’s history. We are very grateful to the earthquake appeal trust. A lot

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Two big funding boosts for Kaiapoi Continued from page 1 strategise etc. and this storey also includes toilet and shower facilities. The club rooms will be available for community use as there is a shortage of community meeting space and social venues,” he said. “Rowing is enjoying increased exposure because of Olympic success and in our case we have worked hard to instil a rowing culture in the local high schools and this has resulted in 20 rowers from Rangiora High School attending the Maadi Cup regatta in March, where they VISUALISATION qualified for five A finals. We have 50 registered rowers, which is a large number for a club.” Funding has also been received for water attractions in the east of $6.5 million. This grant included $3.1 million donated by an anonymous donor, who also gave $5 million to the appeal to help fund projects for children in the eastern suburbs. The earthquakes saw 60 per cent of the

council’s water facilities lost - including New Zealand’s largest suite of aquatic recreational facilities at QEII - and this has placed pressure on the remaining pools. The council has committed, as a result of community consultation, to develop a sports and recreation facility that meets the needs of the eastern community. The location for the new facility has not been decided. However Burwood-Pegasus Community Board members David East and Tim Sintes have generated a water park plan for the replacement of QE11 to be located in New Brighton and become part of the New Brighton Centre master plan. The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust was established by the Prime Minister John Key shortly after the February 2011 earthquake and it has raised more than $100 million for earthquake recovery initiatives.

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“Now it’s a matter of them deciding if they will cut off services. We have a basic right to services. We are still paying taxes, we are still paying rates and we have our insurance policies. They supply power to some very remote places in New Zealand so why can’t they continue to do so here. “Gerry Brownlee has said it’s too dangerous to be here but what is the proof of that. What is quantifying that? There is no legislation that says you can’t repair in the red zone. “If it was so dangerous surely they would have paid us full value and got us out of here.”

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school, workplace, sports team or as individuals. “We understand not everyone can make it to one of these locations to be involved in the official Big Walk events,” Mr Dingle said. “This year we have made it fun and easy for people to create their own.” Anyone wanting to be involved can visit the Big Walk website where they can set up a fundraising page and find all the tips needed to make their own event. These events can be anything from a run to a skydive. The Big Walk helps the FYD to raise funds and awareness so they can continue the work they do around the country and extend their reach to more young people. Started in 1995, the FYD has many programmes for child and youth development including Kiwi Can, Stars and Project K, reaching almost 18,000 young people each year nationwide. The Foundation for Youth Development Canterbury Big Walk is being held at Kyle Park, Hornby on Sunday, April 14, starting at 10am. The cost is a gold coin donation. For more information visit www.bigwalk.org.nz.


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Morning tea club celebrates 20 years A GENTLEMAN’S club that started 20 years ago is still flourishing today. It all started when a couple of men decided to share some fellowship with a cup of tea. Nowadays, on a Friday morning a dozen or so meet at a member’s home in Christchurch for morning tea and a bite to eat. The meeting starts at 10am and lasts for about an hour, or longer if there are contentious issues to discuss. Founder William Lambie said there were no topics that were taboo and it was sometimes hard to keep the light-hearted banter to a reasonable level. There had never been a shortage of topics to discuss and never any prolonged silences, he said. Member John Freeman said he feels he is informed as much as entertained by the combined knowledge of the group. The average age of the members is 72, so they all have many life experiences to call on. Each host provides the morning tea spread, which is mostly homebaked. Some members add flair with freshly baked muffins, scones or cakes they have created themselves. All members know is when they turn up that there will be a cup of tea or coffee and something to sustain them till lunchtime. Each host adds his own expertise. At the end of the year a secret ballot is cast for the best host and a cup is presented to the winner. Membership is by invitation only. ► 20 years celebration cake

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Lions in town for national convention ALMOST 300 Lions will descend on Christchurch for their national convention this weekend. “It has been 18 years since the service club’s Multiple District annual event has been held in Christchurch so it will be great to see so many members and partners coming to support the city in the wake of what we have been through as a community,” past district governor Raewyn Clearwater said. “The support of the other Lions districts from around New Zealand and the rest of the world [after the earthquakes] was truly amazing and much appreciated as we helped get people back on their feet.” The convention will be based at the Chateau on the Park, with theme for the weekend ‘The Crusade goes On’. Friday night’s opening ceremony will include guest speaker William Pike, an inspirational

young man who retains his love of tramping and the outdoors despite serious damage to his legs, including partial amputation, after being caught in a lahar on Mount Ruapehu. Another special guest will be Lions past international director Ken Bird, from Queensland. Saturday morning is the AGM, including reports on some of the bigger projects Lions Clubs are involved in to realise money for communities throughout New Zealand. A dine and dance will be held on Saturday night with a band to get them up and dancing. Sunday morning is time for the Remembrance and Rededication Service - honouring those Lions who have passed away during the year, and members rededicating themselves to another year of service. Lions are ordinary men, women and young people from all walks of life who bridge religious, political, economic and social boundaries. They

are united in their desire to make a difference by contributing their personal time and talents to help other people. Their motto is “We Serve”. In New Zealand 11,000 members belong to 400 clubs in seven districts. They are part of a worldwide network of 1.3 million Lions in over 200 countries. They are community volunteers, who roll up their sleeves to help young people, elderly, the ailing, the needy, their communities and their environment. In terms of their time on projects and money raised, it is estimated Lions contribute more than $100 million each year for charitable organisations here and in the Pacific. The prestigious Financial Times in Britain has voted Lions the world’s best “Non-Government Organisation” to work with. Lions have worked in partnership with the United Nations on various humanitarian projects since it was formed after the Second World War.


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A HELIPAD on the roof of Christchurch Hospital would save enough time in patient transfers to be the difference between life and death for some, according to Canterbury’s rescue helicopter operator. Plans for a helipad are included in the multi-million-dollar redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital, which is now the only tertiary hospital in New Zealand not to have one. Currently, helicopters delivering patients have to land in Hagley Park, where the patients are loaded in to an ambulance for the short journey to the hospital.

The general manager for Garden City Helicopters, which operates the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Simon Duncan, said a study had been done on the time-savings from a helipad. “We worked out we would save approximately 12 minutes of transport time by landing on the roof, which for critical patients could mean the difference between life and death.” As a comparison, Mr Duncan said 12 minutes was how long it took the helicopter to fly from Christchurch to Akaroa. He said a rooftop helipad would improve the safety of popular Hagley

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Park, as on busy days the helicopter would land there up to six times. Other benefits included reducing double handling with inter-hospital transfers as there would be no need to involve ambulance services, keeping them free for emergency calls. However, only the twin-engine Westpac Rescue Helicopter, which last year completed 550 missions, would be able to land on the roof. “Our back-up machines and some of the regional helicopters are single-engine so they will still need to go into the park on the odd occasion,” Mr Duncan said. He said talks had been held in the past

with the Canterbury District Health Board about putting a helipad on the existing hospital and some testing had been done, but since the emergency department was now moving in the redevelopment it was important for the helipad to be coordinated with that. Last month the Government announced it had set aside about $500 million to fund the redevelopments at Christchurch and Burwood hospitals, with an additional $100 million due to come from the Canterbury District Health Board. The Christchurch Hospital redevelopments are due for completion in 2018. More chopper news page 3.

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Better alternative: Sixty-five people turned out for a dessert evening held in Bishopdale last Sunday. The event was part of Cloth Nappy Week, which travelled the country to encourage parents to use cloth nappies. Disposable nappies account for around 10-19 per cent of domestic waste going to landfill in New Zealand. The Cloth Nappy Week organisers said times have changed and cloth nappies look like disposable ones, but you put them in the wash instead of in the bin. The Nappy Week team gave away over 700 cloth nappies and held cloth nappy workshops and cof coffee groups throughout New Zealand. Pictured above are Christchurch Parents Centre Committe members Angela George, president Laura Hall, seated, Jessica Harris, Nikki Cattle and Susannah Black. Photo: Supplied

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A PROPOSAL to rezone three areas in North West Christchurch for industrial purposes has attracted a significant amount of interest. Over 1300 submissions were put forward to the Christchurch City Council, as well as a petition with a further 500-plus signatures from the Avonhead Community Group. The majority of the submissions have come from residents and community groups including schools, churches and sports clubs that are opposed to the rezoning of one of the three areas identified between Hawthornden Road and Russley Rd in Avonhead. Some of the key issues raised in submissions, so far, included the need to maintain a buffer zone to protect the Avonhead community from noise and pollution from the state highway and airport, impacts on the aquifers that provide the city with its water supply, loss of rural character and quality of life, impact of traffic on safety - particularly children - and parking issues resulting from the proposed rezoning. Avonhead Community Group spokesperson Jon Leadbeater said the group had been “very encouraged” by the support from the community against the rezoning. “Everyone has been supportive from in the area and outside the area. They’ve said we are not short of space in Christchurch so don’t go and destroy the area. People do not want the land with concrete buildings on it.”

Mr Leadbeater said the effects should not just be mitigated. “You need to rethink the plan so there is proper segregation between the industrial and residential areas.” City Planning Unit manager Brigitte de Ronde said council staff will carefully consider the issues raised by residents. “A report summarising the feedback received and the council’s response to the issues will be made available to the public in May. Those who provided feedback will be informed when the summary is available.” Over the coming months, the potential effects of rezoning the areas for industrial and other business activities will be assessed - including the issues raised through the current consultation. Consideration will also be given to how these effects can be minimised. Further work will consider issues such as the potential increase in traffic, the demand for parking and the possible infrastructure that may be needed, such as upgrades to the sewer network. Once reports of the effects have been produced, a plan change will then be prepared that will include rules and a development plan for each area. The areas are approximately 15 hectares for industrial and other business uses at 711 Johns Rd, north of Waimakariri Rd (Area 1); 50 hectares for industrial and other business purposes, north of Wairakei Rd between Wooldridge Rd and Russley Rd (Area 2); and 35 hectares for industrial and other business uses, between Hawthornden Rd and Russley Rd (Area 3).

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DO you know a volunteer who has made a special contribution to our community? Please nominate them for a volunteer recognition award. Forms can be downloaded from www.volcan.org.nz & the closing day is Friday, May 10. For details phone Volunteering Canterbury 366-2442. FOR interesting speakers, great outings & to make new friends, join us at Papanui Combined Probus club. Monthly meetings first Tuesday 9.45am in warm ground-floor room at Papanui Bowls, 181 Condell Ave. Good parking, enquiries Marie 351-7708 or Kevin 352-5850. TRADE Aid, our new shop is now open at 184 Papanui Road, Merivale.Why not call in & check us out, phone 355-8450. VOLUNTEERING Men & women volunteer companions are required for people with intellectual disabilities. This would involve visiting, going out socially & introducing them to activities you enjoy. Flexible times & days, for more information please phone Volunteering Canterbury 3662442. IF you relate well to young people & are over 18 years of age, why not consider being a Kea leader? Volunteer leaders are urgently needed in all areas of the city. There is a weekly one-hour commitment plus one hour’s preparation time & monthly meeting. Please phone Volunteering Canterbury on 366-2442 if you can help. MUCH of the stress we experience comes from our mind & many of our problems, including ill health, are caused by this stress. Just by doing a simple meditation we can reduce this stress. Simply Meditate classes are held on Thursdays 6pm to 6.45pm & Sundays 10am to 10.45am, cost $5, www.meditateinchristchurch.org. Phone 332-2076. Kalpra Bhadra Buddhist Centre. ONE-to-one help with spelling, driver’s licence theory, reading, filling in forms, maths & anything else you’d like. Its free with friendly tutors, it’s for as long as you would like & it’s at a time you’d like. Phone 366-9479 to book in, Maureen or Karen at Adult Reading Assistance Scheme ARAS. DAYTIME danceNoticeboard class particularly suited The Community is for non to older is organisations. happening in Items Linwood, profitdancers groups or submitted must include a phone number and any associated costs and must not be more than 50 words. This is a free service from Mainland Press which reserves the right to edit submissions or to withhold items from publication if they do not fit the criteria, or due to space constraints.

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News in brief Residents seek partial opening of community centre THE Central Riccarton Residents Association has asked the Christchurch City Council Community, Recreation and Culture Committee for the community centre in Clarence Street to be partially opened. The committee recommended council staff investigate a partial reopening of the building. The foyer and board room in the front portion of the building, developed in 1968, is 100 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS) and

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may therefore be able to open under council’s occupancy guidelines. The residents’ association has been having its meetings at the Korean Yolin Church, but there are no other facilities for social events in central Riccarton. “We had a really good response there to our request and we are hopeful some action will be taken,” Elaine Jakobsson from the residents association said.

Introducing Christchurch Boys’ High School’s new principal Christchurch Boys High School’s new principal, Nic Hill, will take up the position on June 10. Previous principal Trevor McIntyre resigned last year for an appointment as an executive adviser to the Christchurch Education Renewal Programme. Jessica Schaap finds out about the new principal and what he will bring to the role. Why did you want to take on this new position? I have always aspired to lead a boys’ school. The sense of belonging and the focus on character as well as academic attainment are important aspects of schools like Christchurch Boys’ High School. CBHS is also a school of national significance and the renewal provides an opportunity for CBHS to lead education in New Zealand.

Fellowship: Members of the Gentleman’s Morning Tea Club are back row from left: Donald Walker, John Freeman, Karl Marxen, Ken McKechie, William Lambie. Second row from left: Peter Morrison, David Hatton, Wallace Tyrrell-Baxter, David Cameron. In front: Bruce O’Rourke

A GENTLEMAN’S club that started 20 years ago is still flourishing today. It all started when a couple of men decided to share some fellowship with a cup of tea. Nowadays, on a Friday morning a dozen or so meet at a member’s home in Christchurch for morning tea and a bite to eat. The meeting starts at 10am and lasts for about an hour, or longer if there are contentious issues to discuss. Founder William Lambie said there were no topics that were taboo and it was sometimes hard to keep the light-hearted banter to a reasonable Nic Hill level. There had never been a shortage of topics I have worked as a farm hand in Hawkes Bay to discuss and never any prolonged silences, he and North Canterbury and I have been a freezing said. Member John Freeman said he feels he worker.

What experience will you bring to the role? I was a Dean at Wellington College, which is a decile 10 boys’ school of 1600 students, and I am currently the Deputy Rector at Waitaki Boys’ High School. My main areas of responsibility at WBHS are pastoral care and daily operations. I have also led initiatives around Culturally Responsive Leadership for Maori students and enhanced collaboration amongst teachers. Prior to beginning my teaching career I studied at Massey University. I have a history degree, What was the process you had to go through business degree, a post graduate diploma in to get the job? sports coaching and a masters in management. After being shortlisted there was a series of ability and psychometric tests. I had an interview with the recruitment consultant and then made a presentation to and had an interview with the selection committee of the board of trustees.

is informed as much as entertained by the combined knowledge of the group. The average age of the members is 72, so they all have many life experiences to call on. Each host provides the morning tea spread, which is mostly home-baked. Some members add flair with freshly baked muffins, scones or cakes they have created themselves. All members know is when they turn up that there will be a cup of tea or coffee and something to sustain them till lunchtime. Each host adds his own expertise. At the end of the year a secret ballot is cast for the best host and a cup is presented to the winner. Membership is by invitation only.

What are the learning needs of boys and how will you address those? Boys need effective teaching within a stable context that promotes relationships and high expectations (so do girls). The sense of belonging is an important aspect of boys’ schools. How will you work to raise educational achievement? At this stage I am looking forward to working with and learning from the school community. 20th: Cake to celebrate the club’s 20 years.

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The 2013 Cavell Leitch Jazz & Blues Festival opening function at The George The 2013 Cavell Leitch Jazz and Blues Festival, which ran in Christchurch from April 3 to 7, proved a popular attraction. International acts such as Bonnie Raitt and Mary Coughlan were among the distinguished line-up. The festival was officially opened with a dinner at The George hotel, which was among the venues where performances took place. Mainland Press social editor popped into The George for the opening dinner to snap some jazz aficionados …

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