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FOOD, water and keeping clear of bears will be top priorities for a Governors Bay man and his son when they tackle a charity walk from Mexico to Canada next year. Peter Coldicott and his son Hamish will hike the 4625km Pacific Crest Trail and in doing so, achieve a goal they first set four years ago. Their trip also doubles as a fundraiser for the Cholmondeley home in Governors Bay, which is set to be demolished as a result of earthquake damage. Peter said the family were hoping to raise $20,000. “Hamish used to work at Cholmondeley and we’ve lived over in the bay for 20 years so we have an association.” Their gruelling trip will begin in April near the border of Mexico and the United States, finishing six months later at the Canadian border. Although the two were looking forward to it, they acknowledged it would be no stroll in the park. During the early stages of their trip as they trek through Southern California’s inhospitable deserts, they will rely on ‘trail angels’ to leave water in strategic locations. Later, as they hike through mountains and forest, water will become more available from streams and other sources but the pair will have to remain vigilant of the local wildlife which includes snakes, scorpions and bears. At some places on the trail, they will need to sound a whistle once every minute to ward off any bears loitering near the path ahead. It’s expected by the time they reach their destination, they will be several kilograms lighter and will have gone through around four pairs of good hiking boots. The pair’s trip has been paid for through their own savings with some sponsorship and will each will take time out next year to accommodate it. Peter will be taking leave from his job as general manager of local software company Hand, while Hamish, 18, will be taking a break from his studies. Cholmondely general manager Shane Murdoch said what the Coldicotts were doing was fantastic and was very much in the spirit of Cholmondeley. “[It’s about] the challenges of life and achieving your own resilience and understanding how resilient we are by going on adventures and that’s a philosophy at Cholmondeley.” Anyone wishing to follow the Coldicott’s trip or donate to Cholmondeley can do so online at www.fundraiseonline.co.nz/ Going bush: Peter and Hamish Coldicott will embark on their big North American adventure in April next year. Photo: Tom Doudney cholmondeleywalk4kids.

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Family wants missing boy home for Christmas THE family of a Christchurch teenager missing for three months has made an emotional plea for information on his disappearance or whereabouts. Hayden Miles, 16, disappeared on August 22 after being seen for the last time in the Linwood area. In a statement released by the police, Hayden’s mother Jacqui Miles and aunt Sandy Ward said they believed someone would know what had happened and they appealed for them to come forward to police. “Hayden’s lack of contact with

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his family is totally out of character, and very concerning to us. We are aware that most missing people are found within 48 hours and as time goes on our fears for his wellbeing have grown. “He is not streetwise and could not easily live independently,” the statement read. “With Christmas approaching, we would dearly love to have our Hayden home with us soon.” Detective senior sergeant Tony Hill said wide-ranging enquiries into Hayden’s disappearance were

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Fighting for a cause Batting for cystic fibrosis Samantha Early

POLITICIANS, professionals and sports people are taking to the ring this Friday for the Fight for Christchurch. The corporate charity event will be the largest boxing event in Christchurch this year and aims to raise funds for Christchurch youth charities and people seriously injured in the February 22 earthquake. Last year the event, previously known as the Fight for Youth, raised $105,000. Organiser Justin Wallace said the 16 competitors were all nervous and excited. “They have been training pretty hard for the last three months and sacrificed a lot with training and raising funds for their charities and also having to hold down their day jobs at the same time.” Mr Wallace said they had sold about 1000 tickets already with 900 of those at corporate tables, but he was hoping more people would get involved as the event drew closer. He said the night would be a complete show and people didn’t have to be into boxing to enjoy it, with roller derby girls, singers, dancers, a fashion competition and pyrotechnics adding to the atmosphere. Tomorrow night the competitors will weigh in at the Christchurch Casino, with many of them meeting their opponents for the first time. Mr Wallace said he was looking forward to the bout between Television New Zealand’s Blair Norton and Andrew Leckie from Air New Zealand. “The coaches tell me these two guys have been training really well.” He was also keen to see who would win out of Auckland’s Hayley Holt, from the television show The Crowd Goes Wild and Christchurch cyclist with

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ORGANISERS of the Crusaders Charity Cricket Match and Family Fun Day at Hagley Oval this Sunday are hoping for a large crowd to help lift sagging donations for cystic fibrosis. The traditional match between Crusaders rugby players and an ‘All Stars’ team, lead by Todd Blackadder is in its 29th year. Cystic Fibrosis Association fundraising and events co-ordinator Caroline Wagteveld McKenzie said with the organisation and many of its sponsors being based in Christchurch, the earthquakes hard made fundraising hard this year. “This [charity cricket match] is the only thing we’ll be doing in Canterbury for the year.” The organisation only received 12 per cent of its funding from the Government with the rest coming from its own fundraising. It was hoped $15,000 could be raised from the match, with the money coming from sponsors and also from activities such as sausage sizzles at the ground. “The needs of people with cystic fibrosis have actually got worse, not better,” she said. “There are diseases in the silt that affect the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis It’s on: Fight for Christchurch organiser Justin Wallace is looking forward to a big night on Friday. really badly, we’ve had several lose their homes and their businesses so we’ve got to Photo: Samantha Early keep plodding on and do our best by those people.” Former Black Caps fast bowler Shane Bond, former Black Sticks hockey player Hayden Shaw and former All Black Aaron Mauger will be among those playing for Team Orbea, Emma Ferguson. “There’s a lot at stake for Hayley, I think Emma’s the All Stars. Entry to the event is free. going to do herself proud.” He said event organisers and VBase had sponsored a ringside table hosted by Mad Butcher Peter Leitch for some of those injured in the earthquake and their partners, who would be picked up by limousine. The event will be held at the CBS Arena on CLEAN AND CHECK Friday November 25 with doors opening at 6pm. More information can be found at www. fightforchristchurch.co.nz .

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Last chance to enrol ANYONE not yet enrolled to vote has just a few days left to get on the roll to ensure their vote counts on Election Day, this Saturday. “Time hasn’t run out to enrol just yet – but it will shortly!” the Electoral Enrolment Centre’s Murray Wicks said. “The last chance to enrol is Friday November 25. You cannot enrol on election day.” Enrolment levels across the country have improved, with 92.6 percent of eligible voters now on the roll. But there are still 240,000 eligible voters who are not enrolled or ready to vote on election day. “The countdown to election day is almost complete. Anyone who hasn’t taken action and enrolled can’t leave it any longer. They must get an enrolment form, fill it in and get it back to us by Friday November 25. “To make sure your enrolment form reaches us in time the easiest thing to do

is pick one up at a PostShop and fill it in and hand it to the staff there and then. It only takes a minute,” Mr Wicks said. You can also get an enrolment form by Freetexting your name and address to 3676 or by calling 0800 36 76 56 or from www.elections.org.nz.

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Weighing up the major parties’ economic policies Mainland Press asked Dr Eric Crampton, a senior lecturer in economics at the University of Canterbury to comment on the major parties’ economic policies going into this month’s general election. He blogs at Offsetting Behaviour. POLITICIANS target economic policy to the case that’s been made. The policy is unlikely to do much good on net, median voter rather than the median economist; economists usually find those platforms thin but neither is it likely to do substantial harm. To gruel at best. Here are some of the highlights and the extent it does harm, it would be through the odd incentives created under mixed ownership; if lowlights. National promises, broadly speaking, to stay consequent debt reduction lifted the Government’s the course. They tinker with welfare, with slight credit rating, we could see benefits. It’s harder to assess Labour’s economic platform increases to work expectations of those on the as theirs would be a coalition government Domestic Purposes Benefit. American experience with welfare reform suggests including, at minimum, the Greens, and potentially that single mothers can successfully transition also Mana, Maori, and New Zealand First. What into the workforce with sufficient support. Work economic policy would emerge from those coalition negotiations is not easy to incentives here proposed forecast. are far milder than those It would likely include enacted in the U.S. by removing GST from fresh President Clinton in 1996; foods – an utter economic effects here, for better or nonsense as compared worse, are not likely to be to simply giving more large. money to poor people. National promises The coalition would likely similar tinkering with the endorse a capital gains tax: youth minimum wage. a popular policy enjoying The Department of Labour some approval, in general, found youth employment from some economic dropped substantially commentators, though subsequent to Labour’s this particular incarnation abolition of the lower might not. youth minimum wage in Capital gains taxes have 2008. The most substantial surprisingly little support change is a technical fix to in the economic literature. the regulations surrounding Worse, the coalition would the New Entrant’s Wage that likely maintain Labour’s should increase employer current promise to muddy uptake and consequently the Reserve Bank’s policy slightly reduce youth targets. unemployment. Labour soundly promises Finally, National proposes to start implementing the partial asset sales to create Dr Eric Crampton Welfare Working Group’s a “Future Investment recommendation to increase Fund” for spending on a the age of eligibility for largely unspecified bundle superannuation with ample foreshadowing allowing of nice things. I particularly dislike this bundling of asset people to plan ahead. But there is little chance this policy would earn divestment policy and spending; sounder policy would keep the decisions quite separate. You support from Labour’s likely coalition partners. And, can make a good case for complete privatization while Labour would provide the kind of investment of particular assets – some things are better run in early childhood education for kids from poor households that would help to make National’s privately. You can make a good case for keeping other assets proposed work requirements a success, they also in public hands. But it’s hard to make an economic substantially weaken work incentives by extending case for partial asset sell-offs. The best case for the in-work tax credit to those not in work. If you decide to vote, you have a duty to vote well. it would be if the gains from reduced borrowing exceed the lost dividend flows, but that’s not the Do your best on November 26. I’m staying home.

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Brooklands informed by mail

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Brooklands residents received letters bringing news of the subdivision’s red zoning by special delivery on Thursday afternoon, the day of the announcement. Residents in the previously announced green-blue zones had complained that they only heard the news through media and friends. Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority chief executive Roger Sutton said giving those residents the same service would have been a more difficult prospect. “It has really just been the whole issue about the volume, the number of people we [would have had] to get letters out to there,” he said. “When it’s 417 properties [in Brooklands], that’s practical to do.”

A BECKENHAM family is urging locals to support Ronald McDonald House charities after discovering first hand how much they help. Manuaitu (Manu) Haggie, aged 21 months, was diagnosed with a liver tumour just before Christmas last year. He had to have chemotherapy to shrink the tumour before surgery at Auckland Hospital and for his family, parents Reihana and Amanda and brothers Ruateatea and Te Toa, being able to stay at the city’s Ronald McDonald House was a huge help. They went to Auckland the week after the February 22 earthquake and stayed there for six weeks, the older boys also spending time with family in Australia. “For a family it’s a pretty traumatic

New van for Burwood Riccarton Rotary Club presented Burwood Hospital with a new Ford transit van on Sunday, at the Riccarton Markets. The $70,000 van was fully fitted to meet the current standards for transporting wheelchair patients and will be used for day trips and other patient outings. The fundraising for the new van has been a combined effort amongst several Rotary clubs. Terry Clarkson, of the Whangaparaoa Rotary Club on the Hibiscus Coast, presented Burwood Hospital with a cheque for $10,000 to go towards the van in September.

experience and to be able to go somewhere that is so well set up and such good facilities is amazing,” Mrs Haggie said. “As much as you are there for your sick children there is actually a bit of a buzz there, you feel like it’s a home, I met some really good friends through staying there and you sort of help each other out,” she said. The family is sharing its story to support the drive by McDonalds 163 restaurants nationwide to raise at least $1000 each for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). A RMHC kids day was held on Saturday and the company sold ‘Helping Hands’ stickers at restaurants and donated a proportion of the price of certain products. Donations to the charity can still be made online at www.rmhc.org.nz.

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$220,000 pay packets at Cera Eight staff members at the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) are earning annual salaries above $220,000. Chief executive Roger Sutton is receiving $500,000 per annum. Under an Official Information Act request Mainland Press has been advised that one second tier manager is earning between $321,000 and $340,000 and another $301,000 and $320,000. “The information is provided to you in broad bandings to exclude the possibility of the remuneration of individual second tier managers being identified,” Mr Sutton said. Two Cera staff members are earning between $261,000 and $280,000; two others between $241,000 and $260,000 and a further two between $221,000 and $240,000. Mr Sutton took up his position in May after earning $700,000 per annum with his previous employer Orion. Meanwhile, the Earthquake Commission in its annual report released last week revealed that 13 employees are earning salaries above $100,000 with the highest in the salary band $340,000 and $350,000.

Manu has finished his treatment and is in remission, but is being closely monitored. Mrs Haggie said he was making good progress. “For what he didn’t do early on he’s certainly making up for it.” Meanwhile major repairs to the earthquake damage suffered by Ronald McDonald House in Christchurch started last week. Ronald McDonald House South Island Trust general manager Emma Jones said the house on the corner of Cashel and Montreal Streets was closed for six weeks following February 22 because it had no power and was in the red zone. A total of 13 of its 26 units have reopened and the trust was accommodating other families in motel rooms.

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Earthquake effects: People clamour for improvements months after the disaster.

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MORE than three hundred demonstrators marched to the Cantebury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) headquarters on Saturday where they nailed an open letter to all New Zealanders to a “cross of many colours”. Demonstrators brought their own crosses painted according to the colour of their zone symbolising the burden of their land and laid them at Cera’s doors. The march, organised by the Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network (WeCan), started with a rally in Cranmer Square where the crowd heard from representatives of the Green and Labour parties, including a message of support from Labour leader Phil Goff. Other speakers represented communities in Christchurch and Kaiapoi. Riverside Community Group convenor Evan Smith denounced the recovery as a “very bad joke”. “It has been a catalogue of disasters – not of mother nature’s making, but of bureaucratic bungling, mismanagement, and backroom deals.“ Speakers called for an independent Advocacy

Commission that could suspend Cera’s powers in the public’s interest. WeCan spokesperson Reverend Mike Coleman led the march carrying the cross of many colours with the support of Darla Hutt, convenor of the orangezoned communities. In front of Cera headquarters’s, Coleman read the letter to the crowd before nailing it to the cross. The letter opened with “We would like you to know what is really happening for the people of Canterbury. What you have been led to believe is not the reality for thousands of Cantabrians.” It went on to catalogue the ongoing “quake struggles” of Cantabrians and the “dishonesty” of the government and insurance companies before calling for an independent Advocacy Commission. The letter finished with a plea to all New Zealanders. “Please New Zealand, hear this reality and get behind us. Support us. We are also doing this for you. We are paving the way in case you are struck by a disaster of this magnitude.”

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DAN Batchelor’s desire to transform the unsightly liquefaction covering Hagley Park after February’s earthquake into something memorable led to the creation of silty bricks. Mr Batchelor, owner-operator of Urban Paving in Harewood, said the post-quake beautification efforts of Greening the Rubble and Gap Filler inspired him to donate profits from the sales of his silty blocks to charities. “I wanted to do something positive to help both of these great groups, so after a few brainstorming sessions

with friends I came up with the idea of compacted silt blocks that people could buy as mementos. “The idea behind it is that people can have a little physical piece of the earthquake and incorporate this into their lives in a positive way.” Mr Batchelor has already donated several thousand dollars to both charities and 1400 silty bricks now adorn mantelpieces and gardens all across New Zealand and even as far afield as London. The limited edition silty bricks are engraved with the message “kia kaha Christchurch” and each brick

Mainland Press meets people helping our earthquake recovery has a certificate of authenticity. Mr Batchelor was both surprised and delighted at how quickly his project has grown. “When I first came up with the idea I had no idea how it would go and now there’s even a silty brick in Te Papa, so it’s really taken off. “People are buying them both for themselves and as gifts for family and friends. I’m really happy to be giving something back and doing my bit to help out.” For more information on silty bricks visit www.urbanpaving. co.nz.

Airport buys Antarctic Centre THE International Antarctic Centre has been taken over by Christchurch International Airport. The airport company has bought it from Richard Benton, who has owned the centre for the past 11 years and was the driving force behind much of its innovation. Airport chief executive Jim Boult said he was delighted to be adding the visitor attraction to the airport’s portfolio. “There is obvious synergy here Christchurch Airport is the tourism gateway and the International Antarctic Centre is a cornerstone of the tourism industry,” Mr Boult said. “The International Antarctic Centre has twice been judged ‘Best

New Zealand Visitor Attraction’ and visitor feedback and market research consistently show it is popular and well regarded by visitors as well as the industry. The International Antarctic Centre is not only interesting, it’s fun - with the Hagglund Ride, the Antarctic Storm, The Snow & Ice Experience, the NZ Penguin Encounter and the new 4D motion experience.” Mr Benton said it had been a real privilege and honour to lead a team which had developed a very successful tourism facility and to have been part of the Christchurch Antarctic community. “The timing is now right to pass on the reins to the airport company for the next very exciting stage of

the attraction’s development.” Mr Boult said the acquisition was in line with the company’s strategic plan to increase non- aeronautical revenues and profit. He said some of that would be achieved through acquiring and developing complementary or closely aligned businesses. Other company initiatives are the continuing development of the Dakota Park freight and logistics precinct and new retail development Spitfire Square. Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) will take over ownership of the International Antarctic Centre on December 1, with the attraction’s staff offered continuing employment.


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Dangers of disposing treated wood A recent analysis of kerbside organics bin compost showing high levels of metal compounds, has prompted the Council to remind residents about the dangers of disposing treated wood. City Water and Waste Manager Mark Christison, says this is not only a problem for public health if the wood is burned, and for air pollution, but it also contaminates organic material put out for collection.

Waterways cleared of sewer overows The Avon and Heathcote rivers and estuary have been re-opened for recreational use following the completion of work to repair earthquake-damaged sewer pipes. Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says this is a major milestone for earthquake recovery in the city. “I am very pleased to announce that sewer repairs have been completed on the city’s major pressure mains and overows into our rivers and the estuary have stopped. There is still a lot of work to do on the rest of the sewer system throughout the City, but this is a great sign of progress. All city beaches are also now open for public use, including Scarborough. “Christchurch’s waterways play a huge role in the lives of our residents and it is wonderful news that they can once again be opened for recreational use. “We have had to live with the reality of sewage discharges as a consequence of the February earthquake, however I know our teams and contractors have been working tirelessly to

repair damaged pipes and get the system back up and running.â€? Canterbury Medical OďŹƒcer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey says water in these areas is now suitable for recreational use. “This is great news for those of us who have been avoiding the water following the high levels of contamination. With summer weather here, those who want to can now get back on or in the water at these locations without the risk of illness.â€? However, there is likely to be bacteria and viruses in sediments of the rivers and estuary. Recreational users are advised to avoid contact with water containing sediment they have stirred up. People should also avoid contact with all these waterways for 48 hours after heavy rainfall. Christchurch City Council Water and Waste Manager Mark Christison says there was around 12km of major sewer pressure mains that needed to be completely replaced before the sewer overows could stop. “We gave ourselves a deadline of having the waterways and beaches reopened in time for

Christchurch is Open After a lack of sporting events being held in Christchurch this year, the City and its residents can look forward to playing proud host to the 93rd BMW NZ Open Championship at the Clearwater Golf Club from December 1 – 4, 2011. Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says, “After a diďŹƒcult year in Christchurch and missing out on hosting Rugby World Cup 2011, it is wonderful to be able to host the biggest golďŹ ng event in our country. We are a city on the mend and the Council remains committed to attracting top sporting events to Christchurch.â€?

Tickets are on sale now through ticketek. co.nz or are available at the gate. Adult tickets are $20, with ratepayers receiving a special two for one deal – buy one ticket either online or on the gate, along with a rates bill or other evidence of being a ratepayer, and receive a second ticket for free.

summer – it’s been a tough challenge but the teams on the ground have worked hard and achieved our goal.�

“It only takes a tiny amount of chemical residue in treated wood, cold ash or sawdust in one organics wheelie bin to contaminate a whole truck load of organic material, which may result in the material having to be sent for landďŹ ll,â€? he says.

Sewer overows reached a peak of around 85,000 cubic metres a day, across 28 dierent overow sites, immediately after the February quake. Over time that volume has reduced and as of today, these discharges have stopped.

When treated wood and its residues are placed in a green organics wheelie bin, there is a risk that high concentrations of chemicals can enter the food chain, whether they appear in home-made compost or in the Council’s own organics waste stream.

Mr Christison says that the situation will continue to be monitored carefully over coming months, and it is likely that some small repair jobs will still be required to address isolated leaks. The wastewater network, particularly in the east of the City, is still in a fragile condition and as the rebuild progresses we will gradually return the network to its pre-September 2010 performance. This work is going to take some years to complete.

The Council is asking residents to place all building material scraps, processed (either treated or machined) wood, o-cuts and residues such as sawdust and cold ash into their red rubbish bins, not their green organics or yellow recycling bins.

“At the same time as the repair work has been underway, our maintenance teams have also been working on the clean-up of the estuary edge and waterways to make them safe for residents to use.�

The message from the Council is to be safe place all machined and treated wood, ash and sawdust in your red rubbish bin. Chemicals found in treated wood can be harmful if not disposed of in the correct way. For more information see www.loveyourrubbish.co.nz

Civic OďŹƒces re-open to the public Christchurch City Council’s Civic OďŹƒces have re-opened to the public for the ďŹ rst time since the February earthquake. The oďŹƒces, at 53 Hereford Street, will again be open from 8.30am-5pm on weekdays. The ďŹ rst Council meeting will be held on Thursday 24 November. Services available from the day the building re-opens will include: Ĺś5DWHVSD\PHQWVUHEDWHVDQG remissions Ĺś3DUNLQJĆłQHSD\PHQWV Ĺś2UGHULQJDQGFROOHFWLRQRISURSHUW\ ďŹ les Ĺś'RJUHJLVWUDWLRQV





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Celebrating 40 years of commerce at Lincoln Samantha Early

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LINCOLN University has celebrated 40 years since it introduced New Zealand’s first university degree in agricultural commerce. Celebration convenor and Faculty of Commerce lecturer Dr Sharon Forbes said the degree, first offered in 1971, was a revolutionary development. “The climate was ready for change and innovation and the new degree set the university on an exciting educational path. Its traditional strengths in agricultural production and farm management were now matched Anniversary celebration: Slicing the ‘economic cake’ at Lincoln University to mark 40 with a parallel focus on scholarship in disciplines years of commerce degree teaching are, from left, Cedric Croft, a member of the first associated with the commercialisation of that production degree class of 1971, Dr Peter Nuthall who taught into the degree programme from 1972 and Lincoln University Chancellor Tom Lambie, who graduated with a Bachelor of and the results of that management,” Dr Forbes said. Agricultural Commerce in 1980. Photo: Lincoln University. She said the original degree in agricultural commerce

is one of the ancestors of what’s known today as ‘agribusiness’ so they were celebrating a very important field of activity in the country’s land-based economy. The Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce degree had an initial intake of 129 students and several members of the first class attended a 40th birthday function at the university on November 15. Guest speakers Selwyn District mayor Kelvin Coe and Lincoln University chancellor Tom Lambie, both degree graduates and both formerly active in Federated Farmers (Lambie was a national president), reflected on the important role their degrees played in shaping their careers. Each said they “wouldn’t be standing here today” in their roles if it hadn’t been for their Lincoln University commerce degrees. Today a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Lincoln University includes majors in accounting, agribusiness, business management, economics, finance, hotel management, entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, and supply chain management, as well as Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture), Bachelor of Commerce (Food Industry) and Bachelor of Commerce (Valuation and Property Management).

Pool opening dates delayed TWO of Christchurch’s popular outdoor swimming pools, located at Jellie Park and Halswell, have had their summer opening dates pushed back. Halswell Aquatic Centre will be the first facility to open this Saturday followed by Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre’s 50-metre outdoor pool on Saturday, December 3. Recreation and sports manager John Filsell said a lot of swimming pools had required repair work following the earthquakes, including several Christchurch City Council facilities. “We’re working hard to get these pools ready, but there have been unexpected delays to repairs at Jellie Park and Halswell.” Other pools set to reopen this summer include Templeton Pool, opening on Monday, December 12 and Belfast Pool. Pools remaining closed due to earthquake damage include Waltham Lido Pool, Lyttelton Norman Kirk Memorial Pool, and the paddling pools at Scarborough, New Brighton and Abberley Park. The Botanic Gardens paddling pool requires repair work and will be closed until early December. Governors Bay community outdoor pool requires further assessments before a decision can be made. For opening hours, visit the council website www.ccc. govt.nz/outdoorpools

Fellowship for Shirley teacher SHIRLEY Boys’ High School associate principal Neil Haywood has been awarded the Woolf Fisher Fellowship. The fellowship, launched in 1960, sends primary, intermediate and secondary teachers and principals overseas to undertake educational study and examine different teaching practices. Next year Mr Haywood plans to visit high schools in Canada and the United Kingdom along with studying educational leadership at Harvard University.

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Aussie stitchers brighten Sydenham Samantha Early

THE BEST PLACE TO RACE HAVE FUN WITH THE PROFESSIONALS

Answer to Adelaide: Artist Briar Cook, left, and Gap Filler project coordinator Coralie Winn at the craft display including a crochet blanket made by a group of Adelaide women and the Christchurch response of woven mandala-type circles. Photo: Samantha Early

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At Acon Kart Raceway expect to h have a whole h l llot off ffun!! “The track here is the only one in the world like it and Christchurch has got it,” says owner Merv, who has owned the business for seven years. It is Indoors so weather is not a problem. “There are some outdoor dirt tracks in Australia but nothing like this one. This is a clay based track which we wet up and it is slippery.” In a controlled environment. Merv has just upgraded his Karts with 16 new purpose-built karts designed especially for the track. “They are very safe and excellent to drive.” Merv says “It’s not easy racing on this type of track, but if it was then it wouldn’t be fun.” Its all about fun With this track the wheels lose tracon and you hold on as the kart slides sideways. You either spin out and watch the rest of the karts roar past you, or control the slide and set your kart up for the next corner . “Racing is as fun or as serious as you want to make it, but no maer what you will always have a laugh.” Acon Kart Raceway caters for all sorts of groups – his biggest group yet has been 95 people. Whether it be individuals, social groups and corporate groups to corporate team building races, stag/hen pares and birthday pares, nothing is a problem. From 8-years and over, you can have a go! At the end of the race you will receive a print-out of your fastest laps and mes. Get a group together and check out Acon Kart Raceway. Enjoy the thrill of kart racing in a safety environment. Have a laugh and be highly entertained! Acon Kart Raceway at 565 Sawyers Arms Road is open seven days a week from 10am. Enjoy a good race knowing you are in good hands. Go on, give it a go!

A CRAFT project started by a group of 22 women in Adelaide to draw attention to Christchurch following the earthquakes is brightening up the streetscape of Sydenham. The art installation, called As Far As Eye Can See, features a crochet blanket of more than 500 squares, set out in the pattern of an eye. The women, led by artist Lorinda Curnow, wanted to raise funds for a Christchurch arts organisation and chose Gap Filler, which works to bring creative projects into gaps left by demolished buildings. Gap Filler project coordinator Coralie Winn said the Australians’ efforts had provided funds for Christchurch artist Briar Cook to lead the creation of an artwork which would respond to the crochet. Ms Cook teamed up with 10 other women and one man to make a series of round mandala-type weavings from materials all too familiar after the quakes – like high visibility vests, work clothes and tarpaulins. She chose to use the hardwearing items as a contrast to the delicate crochet. The artworks are on display in a vacant shop-front on the corner of Colombo and Elgin streets in Sydenham. They will be in place until the end of this month, after which the crochet blanket will be auctioned off to raise more money for Gap Filler. Funds are also being raised online at www.asfaraseyecansee.com.

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Young entrepreneurs givers for Canteen Samantha Early

A CLASSROOM of students from Christchurch South Intermediate has turned its entrepreneurial efforts into support for teenage cancer charity Canteen. After weeks of learning about budgeting, profits and losses and business plans the students held a market day at the school late last month. The class raised a total of $1526, of which $513 was presented to Canteen at a school assembly on Friday. Teacher Charlotte Baldwin said Musical tribute: Christchurch Civic Music Council vice president Don Whelan with half of the profit went to Canteen a poster for the 90th birthday celebration concert the council has organised for well known composer John Ritchie. Photo: Samantha Early while the other half was divided among the students as reward for their hard work.

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“They all got $18 - $20 each,” Mrs Baldwin said. Student Olivia Bowman, 12, said the class split into 11 groups and they all had to present their business ideas to the ‘dragons den” for approval, like the television show. “If we were good enough they gave us $20 [to buy supplies] and we had to pay them back.” “If the idea wasn’t good enough they had to improve and go to the dragons den again.” Splat: Christchurch South Canteen representative Jason Intermediate director of learning Flewellen said the money raised by Craig Robinson reacts after getting a sponge to the face at a recent Market the class would provide for at least three Canteen members to attend a Day organised by students from the summer camp at Kaiteriteri. N3 class.

Samantha Early

THE lifetime achievements of prominent composer John Ritchie will be celebrated with a free 90th birthday celebration concert at the CBS Arena tomorrow evening. The Christchurch Civic Music Council has organised the event, which will include about 900 performers from a large number of the city’s musical groups like the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, the Woolston Brass Band and the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir, along with special guests from Australia. John Ritchie’s son Anthony, also a composer, has penned a song, Dedication to dad, which will be performed along with many of Mr Ritchie senior’s own works, which include Papanui Road and A Christmas Arietta. The council’s vice president Don Whelan said they wanted to organise the concert to honour Mr Ritchie, a Professor Emeritus at Canterbury University, who has a long list of musical achievements.

He conducted many choirs and, in 1959, formed the John Ritchie String Orchestra, which later became the Christchurch Civic Orchestra and then the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. He was also the music director of the 1974 Commonwealth Games and the 1986 Papal Visit of Pope John Paul II. “He represents the past musical achievements in the life of Christchurch in a way nobody else does,” Mr Whelan said. He said Mr Ritchie was the architect of music in Christchurch and the concert was also to show that although the city has lost many of its musical performance venues, its music community is down but not out. “It’s a morale boost for the musical people of Christchurch to gather together and affirm the value of the activity.” The free public concert starts at 6pm tomorrow, Thursday November 24, and attendees are urged to get their tickets from the Ticketek office at the CBS We did it: Canteen representative Jason Flewellen, centre, holds a cheque for $513 which was raised for the charity by Christchurch South Intermediate’s N3 class at its recent market day. Photo: Samantha Early Arena as early as possible.

Now there’s Piri the kiwi THE first Great Spotted Kiwi of the season has been hatched at Willowbank. The egg arrived from the Paparoa Ranges on the October 14 and hatched 16 days later weighing in at 316gm. Staff named the bird “Piri” after All Black Piri Weepu. However, the sex of the bird is still unknown. A kiwi’s sex can be established when it matures, as one call can be distinguished from another.

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Parade will go on Samantha Early

THE Christchurch Santa Parade will go ahead as planned in Riccarton next weekend despite concerns expressed by some residents. The Christchurch City Council’s road closure subcommittee has given it the tick with some minor changes to the traffic management plan following a meeting on Monday. The parade was forced to move after earthquake damage to its traditional central city route. This year it will be held on Riccarton Road between Wharenui Road and the rail crossing, though Riccarton Road will be closed to the Deans Avenue roundabout. Three people wrote to the council expressing concerns about the traffic congestion the parade could create in an already busy area and residents’ access to their homes being impeded. However the ambulance, police and fire services were all happy with the parade

route. One of the parade organisers Pam Morris said after all the frustration and uncertainty, none of the objectors turned up to the meeting on Monday. One of the submitters, Gary Miller said he was concerned about what he perceived were safety issues with the council’s preferred route and it was not a case of not wanting the parade to go ahead. He suggested an alternative route which was similar to the one for the recent All Blacks victory parade. “I am pleased that my concerns were duly noted and answers to these given. It is apparent that the safety services and regulatory authorities are comfortable with the route,” Mr Miller said. He was glad the organisers could now move forward with their planning. ‘Santa’ said he was pleased with the result. “I’m absolutely delighted for the children of Christchurch I really

am because at one stage we thought we wouldn’t be having a Christmas parade.” He hoped it would bring joy, laughter and a bit of fun to residents following a tough year. He said there was a terrific amount of work going on now repairing the floats, some of which were earthquake damaged. He said about 100,000 people usually turned out to the parade and he would like to have an extra 50,000 people there to make it the biggest parade they had ever had. And Santa also allayed any fears Christchurch children may have about missing out on presents because of broken chimneys. “I know that I won’t be able to get down chimneys but the doors are always open and you can always leave the presents by the front door.” The parade is due to start at 2pm next Sunday, December 4.

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New gig guide for city A LACK of venues and rehearsal space is a major problem for Christchurch bands but a new online and offline gig guide is helping to promote the local music industry. The Entertainment Street Press has just turned out its fourth Christchurch issue and Christchurch music industry trust manager Jeff Fulton believed it was vital for residents to have something fun to do in their free time. “Now that things are getting back up and running we want to give people more information about the local music scene.

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“People have had a really tough year so it’s important to have events to look forward to.” Mr Fulton said along with events, the gig guide profiled a talented Christchurch band in each issue. “The aim is to give these up and coming bands a voice while also providing information about what’s on in the city. “A lot of people want to go out and do something but don’t know what’s happening. “The music scene will grow and become strong.”

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part of the story.” The story follows Eloise, Manu and Room 20’s response to the recent earthquakes in Christchurch. The children know that they should turn into a safe turtle position during an earthquake, but one day Manu tells Miss Laughalot, the class teacher, that he doesn’t want to anymore, he’s tired of being a turtle. Miss Laughalot takes the children on a journey of new learning experiences that shows their resilience through the aftershocks. Ms Evans wanted a sense of “playfulness” to come through in the story. “By adding the collective nouns for animals in the story it has made it more accessible and gives people an emotional reprieve whilst reading a story about earthquakes.”

When Ms Evans set about writing the story her 16-year-old son Reuben Pollock-Evans offered to help and she said he added a depth to the book that she wouldn’t have considered. “I probably would have said Manu was flittering with some dolphins, Rueben said that a boy probably wouldn’t want to flitter with dolphins, so he added more appropriate adjectives and imagery throughout the story and made significant contributions to the storyline. “I’m really pleased with this book. People can connect with the book on a variety of levels; it’s not just about the earthquake. This book builds on our other titles which also focus on developing resilience in children. We have even more planned, so watch this space.”

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Former Burnside High student receives US army medal FORMER Burnside High School student, Kelly Begg, right, has received a United States army commendation medal in recognition of her work in Afghanistan. Lieutenant Begg was among 25 New Zealand Defence Force personnel to receive US military medals from visiting Major General Peter Talleri. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As 2IC national support element I held a key position within the logistics and supply chain for all the NZDF elements in theatre. The role ranged from processing of demands to sourcing items from other countries and liaison with

local contractors. It was a really busy and important role which demanded long hours and a huge effort to keep the chain intact and prevent breakdowns of the system,â&#x20AC;? Lt Begg said. Twenty-eight-year-old Lt Begg was born and raised in Christchurch, with her parents still living in Harewood. She enlisted in the Navy in 2001, joining straight from high school, and graduated as a naval supply officer. Lt Begg is currently posted to Government House, where she is the aide de camp to the Governor-General of New Zealand.

Cholmondeley angels back at city store SHOPPERS will be able to help the Cholmondeley childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charity by sponsoring an angel when the annual Christmas appeal returns in Ballantynes this year. Cholmondeley provides short-term and emergency respite care for children. Its annual appeal is a tradition where shoppers can purchase an angel and hang it on the Cholmondeley Christmas tree, which will be on display in the Ballantynes store. Ballantynes and Cholmondeley have had a long relationship, with events run in the store each year to fundraise for Cholmondeley. Ballantynes executive director Richard Ballantyne hoped shoppers would support the appeal with a gold coin donation.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cholmondeley is unique to Canterbury and the only service of its kind in New Zealand. I am proud to choose Cholmondeley as a charity to support and very happy to have them in store this year.â&#x20AC;? An average of 15 to eight children per day stay at Cholmondeley for an average of 10 days. Usually about 80 percent of referrals are from Christchurch, with the rest coming from wider Canterbury and other South Island provinces. Cholmondeley estimated it had looked after about 25,000 children over the last 86 years. The appeal will run from 10am on Thursday December 8 at a stand by the JBs cafĂŠ. Two Cholmondeley staff representatives will be available to take donations and issue Christmas angels.

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An evening with Pippa Blake LADY Pippa Blake will recount behind-the-scenes stories of her and Sir Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sailing adventures next Wednesday evening at the Westpac Hub. At her only public event Lady Pippa will share some very personal stories of a life spent with one of New Zealandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest legends. She will also talk about where life is now for her and her two children 10 years after Sir Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

death at the hands of pirates on the Amazon River. Lady Pippaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reflections on her life with Sir Peter have been captured in her book entitled Journey. The event begins at 6pm and tickets are $15 (including a glass of wine). Tickets are available from Whitcoulls Riccarton, Hornby, Northlands, Shirley and South City. Tickets are limited.

Ceramide Dream Team Facial Treatment Golden Luxury, Ceramide science. Experience a skincare revolution backed by 20 years of Ceramide technology. Elizabeth Arden at Wilsons Barrington Pharmacy is pleased to invite you to experience a 45 minute Ceramide facial with an Elizabeth Arden National Beautician.

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ASICS GEL-1160 Was $210.00

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Elections 2011 Have your say Christchurch voters will have the option of either going to a polling booth or visiting one of many mobile voting vans this year. Voters can also choose to vote in advance until Friday November 25 if they are unable to vote on November 26. Information about polling places and when and where the campervans will visit each neighbourhood is included in the EasyVote packs which should have arrived in your letterbox. There is also a dedicated Christchurch voting section at www.elections.org.nz.

Electorate candidates CHRISTCHURCH CENTRAL CANDIDATE NAME BURNS, Brendon CHANDLER, Luke COOKE, Michael MOORHOUSE, David SEVERIN, Toni WAGNER, Nicky

PARTY NAME Labour Party Independent Conservative Party Green Party ACT New Zealand National Party

CHRISTCHURCH EAST CANDIDATE NAME BAKER, Leighton BRITNELL, Michael DALZIEL, Lianne GILMORE, Aaron MATHERS, Mojo MILLER, Johnny

PARTY NAME Conservative Party Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party Labour Party National Party Green Party United Future

ILAM CANDIDATE NAME BROWNLEE, Gerry GRAHAM, Kennedy LARKINS, Roger PARSONS, John ROBERTS, Vanessa VEALE, Gareth

PARTY NAME National Party Green Party Conservative Party Labour Party United Future ACT New Zealand

PORT HILLS CANDIDATE NAME BURSTON, Joseph CARTER, David DYSON, Ruth O’ROURKE, Denis RUSSELL, Geoff

PARTY NAME Green Party National Party Labour Party New Zealand First Party ACT New Zealand

With so many Christchurch residents unable to go home, or living at a temporary address, the Electoral Enrolment Centre has provided detailed information about where residents should enrol. This is available on the dedicated Christchurch pages at www.elections.org.nz or from 0800 36 76 56. If residents are unsure of whether they are enrolled, or whether they are registered at the right address, they can check at www.elections.org.nz or by calling 0800 36 76 56.

RANGITATA CANDIDATE NAME BLANCHARD, Julian CORBETT, Tom GOODHEW, Jo LIGTENBERG, Gerrie McMILLAN, Andrew

PARTY NAME Labour Party ACT New Zealand National Party Green Party United Future

SELWYN CANDIDATE NAME ADAMS, Amy GRAY, Wilton McLEAN, Jo SAGE, Eugenie Meryl WOODS, Bill

PARTY NAME National Party Conservative Party Labour Party Green Party New Zealand First Party

TE TAI TONGA CANDIDATE NAME DEARLOVE, Clinton KĀTENE, Rāhui KINGI, Emma-Jane Mihaere LANGSBURY, Dora Roimata TIRIKATENE, Rino

PARTY NAME Mana Māori Party Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party Green Party Labour Party

WAIMAKARIRI CANDIDATE NAME COSGROVE, Clayton de VRIES, Tim KELCHER, John PROSSER, Richard WILKINSON, Kate

PARTY NAME Labour Party Conservative Party Green Party New Zealand First Party National Party

WIGRAM CANDIDATE NAME CAMPBELL, Kevin COLLINS, Sam GASKIN, Ian Camden HANSEN, Tubby McTAGUE, Geoffrey PETERS, Mark WESLEY, Richard WOODS, Megan

PARTY NAME Alliance National Party United Future NZ Economic Euthenics Party Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party Conservative Party Green Party Labour Party


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Elections 2011 NATIONAL PARTY

National’s plan to build a brighter future recognises a strong, stable economy is central to our future.

National is working hard to get us back into surplus in 2014/15 when we’ll start repaying debt. By keeping costs to businesses down our economy will grow and we will all enjoy the benefits a strong economy brings. FOR NEW ZEALANDERS THIS MEANS: • Lower mortgage interest rates, leaving more money in your pocket. ss. • Tax and welfare incentives, rewarding your hard work – three quarters of taxpayers are now paying a top personal tax rate of 17.5% or less. • A firm commitment to rebuilding Christchurch. • More local jobs and higher wages, helping raise your standard of living. • Better public services, including schools that identify and help children falling behind; hospitals with more doctors and nurses and shorter waiting times, and extending free health care for under sixes to after-hours clinics. • Better roads, rail and fast broadband, to ease congestion, get New Zealand moving and promote innovation. • Staying strong on crime, to keep homes and neighbourhoods safer.

John Key

National will continue to work tirelessly to provide the strong, stable and pragmatic government that can deliver this Brighter Future for all New Zealanders.

NEW ZEALAND FIRST PARTY

LABOUR PARTY We’ll keep our assets. We’ll pay off our debt. We’ll give struggling Kiwis a tax break and we’ll make sure we can afford to look after our older citizens. We will get young people into work too. Youth unemployment is a ticking time bomb that needs to be fixed.

already earned. And if you inherit a property or asset, you won’t have to pay the tax unless you later go on to sell it.

Under Labour everyone will pay their fair share of tax. We will introduce a tax-free zone so that all Kiwis can earn their first $5000 a year tax-free. Labour will take all of the GST off fresh fruit and vegetables, making it cheaper to buy healthy food. We’ll ask top earners – taking home more than $150,000 - to pay a little more.

This election will be about choosing someone who has the courage to make the tough decisions. It’s about the longterm changes that we need to make to turn this country around.

And we’ll introduce a capital gains tax so that people who make money investing in or speculating on property pay their fair share. The family home won’t be taxed. The tax will be on future profits, not those

It’s about whether or not we sell our assets. It’s about paying off the debt and giving middle and low income New Zealanders a helping hand during the tough times. It’s about having a vision for the nation we can be. This is about the future of New Zealand and we’re saying our future is not for sale.

New Zealand First was set up eighteen years ago to arrest the social and economic decline of this country and to restore its status as a land of fairness and opportunity. We oppose the wild swing to “market” politics that resulted in the loss of public assets and the loss of jobs and social services. We do not believe in corrupt capitalism or smothering socialism. We believe in the dignity of work and adequate reward for labour. There is a social contract between the state and each citizen that recognizes the needs and obligations of each party.

Phil Goff

Why I’m voting for Clayton Cosgrove “When the Kaiapoi Toy Library’s old premises were badly damaged in the earthquake I went to Clayton Cosgrove for help. He arranged for us to get a large shipping container at no cost to store our precious toys in. If it hadn’t been for Clayton we would have had to close.”

People who have the desire to work and contribute should have the opportunity to do so. Their basic needs of adequate food, shelter, healthcare and education must be met. The state must protect its citizens and ensure their wellbeing is not threatened by reckless trade and defence alliances. Our party believes society should protect those most vulnerable. We brought in free medical care for under sixes and tried to make life easier for the elderly with higher pensions and a SuperGold card for free travel. We are going to extend this to cheaper power and cheaper medical care for senior citizens. Over the next three years we want to attack the appalling level of poverty and the lack of fairness in economic and social policies. It is obscene that the very rich get tax cuts while the poor pay more tax on their food to fund the tax cuts. As a country we have to use our resources and our ingenuity to earn more without spoiling our environment or enslaving our people.

Jane Sinclair – Kaiapoi

; Clayton COSGROVE MP for Waimakariri

Authorised by Clayton Cosgrove MP, 156B Williams Street, Kaiapoi

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Elections 2011 MAORI PARTY

NICKY WAGNER

FOR CHRISTCHURCH CENTRAL Give Christchurch Central a Strong Voice in John Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Party CONTACT ME:

P: 03 365 8297 M: 021 387 521 E: nicky.wagner@national.org.nz

The Maori Party was born of the dreams and aspirations of tangata whenua to achieve self-determination for whänau, hapĂź and iwi within their own land; to speak with a strong, independent and united voice; and to live according to kaupapa handed down by our ancestors. The vision for the Maori Party will be based on these aspirations, for they speak to us of whänau whose wairua is strong and vibrant; who have fully developed their spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical well-being; and who are confident, secure and pro-active in all aspects of the environmental, social, cultural, economic and political life of this great country of ours. The Mäori party is for all citizens of this country. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founding was an initiative of Mäori, te käkano i ruia mai i Rangiätea, for the benefit of all citizens of this land. Policies and practices derive from kaupapa tuku iho that are values that provide for the wellbeing of all and are in a constant state of enrichment and refinement as insights are gathered from new experiences and discoveries. Vision is of a nation of cultural diversity and richness where its unity is underpinned by the expression of tangata whenua-tanga by Mäori, Te käkano i ruia mai i Rangiätea. Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of this nation and to its whakapapa is steadfast.

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Authorised by Nicky Wagner MP, 222 Bealey Ave Christchurch

KATE WILKINSON FOR WAIMAKARIRI Your voice in John Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Party CONTACT KATE:

P: 0800 KATE MP (528 367) E: kate.wilkinson@national.org.nz FOLLOW KATE:

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Hon Pita Sharples Tariana Turia

VOTE GERRY BROWNLEE FOR ILAM                CONTACT ME:

P: 03 359 0582 E: ilam@national.org.nz

Authorised by Kate Wilkinson,130A Percival Street, Rangiora

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Elections 2011 GREEN PARTY This election we have three priorities that will deliver a clean green economy and a more equal society: 1. Green Jobs With the right policies in place, we can create thousands of new green jobs through investment in renewable energy, modern rail and bus services, and the retrofitting of thousands of homes to high standards for warmth and energy efficiency. The Green Party will not sell our state assets. We believe we can have a smart economy that protects our natural capital, enhances our quality of life, and shares our growing wealth fairly without selling our best assets. 2. Make our rivers and lakes clean enough to swim in again. We will introduce a fair charge for irrigated water and use the money raised to fund water clean-up initiatives like fencing off streams to keep stock in and pollution out of them. We will also provide financial assistance to councils to upgrade their sewage treatment plants so that wastewater doesn’t pollute our rivers. 3. Bring 100,000 children out of poverty One quarter of all New Zealand children (270,000) are growing up in poverty. They are our children, and they deserve better. We’ve developed solutions to bring 100,000 children out of poverty by 2014: • Extending Working for Families and raise the minimum wage to $15. • Reinstate and extend the training allowance to parents on a benefit • Create performance standards for rental properties which would ensure warm, healthy homes.

ACT PARTY The principal object of the ACT Party is to promote an open, progressive and benevolent society in which individual New Zealanders are free to achieve their full potential. To this end the act party upholds the following principles: That individuals are the rightful owners of their own lives and therefore have inherent rights and responsibilities; and that the proper purpose of government is to protect such rights and not to assume such responsibilities. According to our constitution, the ACT Party shall promote, develop and pursue policies and proposals which: 1. Encourage individual choice and responsibility and the pursuit of excellence in all fields of human endeavour. 2. Enhance living standards for all New Zealanders through sustainable economic growth and international competitiveness. 3. Enhance choice and diversity, and raise standards of achievement in education; 4. Ensure that all New Zealanders have access to quality health care and have security in retirement. 5. Maintain social and economic support for those unable to help themselves and who are in genuine need of assistance. 6. Provide for the nation’s security and the protection of individual lives and property. 7. Explore and implement practical and innovative ways to protect the natural environment. 8. Maintain sound economic management, including (but not limited to) a balanced government budget, price stability and a free and open market economy. 9. Limit the involvement of central and local government to those areas where collective action is a practical necessity.

Don Brash

Metiria Turei and Russel Norman

The Green Party is the third largest party in the country and has worked with both National and Labour to make Green change happen. This election the changes we need are Green. We have the ideas we need for a cleaner environment, a better economy and a fairer society.

AARON GILMORE VOTE KEVIN FOR CHRISTCHURCH EAST

CAMPBELL WITH YOUR ELECTORATE VOTE FOR

WIGRAM Kevin has experience as an MP in the Labour-Alliance Coalition Government. He has worked as an MP on Electorate work for Jim Anderton. As a Community Lawyer, Kevin is well aware of the needs of local people in the recovery of Christchurch and is experienced in dealing with problems associated with EQC, Insurers and CERA. Your Electorate Vote will not alter the total number of MPs from the party of your choice as they are determined by your party vote YOU decide on the best qualified candidate to represent you.

Give Christchurch East a strong voice in John Key’s National Party CONTACT ME:

P: 03 382 5701 M: 027 210 3020 E: aaron.gilmore@national.org.nz FOLLOW ME:

www.aarongilmore.org.nz facebook.com/aaronwaynegilmore twitter.com/aarongilmore

Contact Kevin on (03) 3885024 home or 02947922965 mobile Email kevin@kevincampbell.org.nz Website www.kevincampbell.org.nz

FOR THE COMMON GOOD Authorized by Tom Dowie, 1427 Leeston Road, Doyleston

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Canterbury landmark store reopens The official opening of the Ballantynes Department Store took place on November 16. The Christchurch icon welcomed customers back with guided tours and an opportunity to browse in a relaxed environment. Ballantynes, an integral part of the rebuilt Cashel Mall, reopened in time for the Cup and Show Week and the forthcoming Christmas rush. Seen at the celebration were...

Guy and Rachael Evans Tim Jones, Neville and Gael Robb

Helen and Jamie Gough

Fiona Cassie, Raylene McEwan, Charlotte Cochrane

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For the ice-cream. Put the milk in a saucepan over low heat, bring almost to the boil then remove from the heat. In a bowl whisk the egg and yolk with the caster sugar, cream cheese and vanilla. Pour the warm milk over the mixture, whisking connuously unl well combined. Return the mix to the pan and sr connuously with a wooden spoon over low heat for approximately 3 minutes unl the mixture coats the back of the spoon. Add the lemon juice and pass through a fine sieve. Refrigerate for about a 1 hour to chill. Remove the mixture from the fridge. Whip the cream unl so peaks form then fold through the chilled mixture. Place in an ice-cream machine and churn unl it reaches ice-cream consistency. When set, place the ice-cream in a container and put in the freezer to firm (2-4 hours). For the sorbet Place the whole fresh berries in a bowl. If using frozen, defrost first.

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Put the water and sugar in a saucepan over high heat unl the sugar melts to make a syrup. Add the lemon juice and mint then pour the syrup over the berries. Place in a blender and purée through a fine sieve to remove any seeds. Set aside 100ml of the purée to use as a coulis. Place the remaining purée in an ice-cream machine and churn unl it reaches sorbet consistency. When set, put the sorbet in a container and place in the freezer to firm (2-4 hours). For the pistachio crumb Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blitz for a couple of seconds to a coarse crumb. To serve. Halve the strawberries and toss in the coulis with the mint. Sprinkle the pistachio crumbs down the centre of rectangular serving plates. Scoop the cheesecake ice-cream into balls and place a ball on the crumbs at either end of each plate. Put a ball of berry sorbet in the centre and garnish with strawberry halves and a drizzle of the berry coulis. Serve immediately.

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Vibrant blend of folk and pop A BITTERSWEET blend of folk and pop music is on offer at Kim Potter’s concert at the Irish Society Hall on Sunday. The Wellington based singer andd songwriter’s music was reminiscentt of bands such as Elliot Smith and The Sundays. For 20 years Mr Potter had been writing, recording and performing haunting melodies filled with half-told stories thatt captured audiences’ attention. Mr Potter’s song Metronome reachedd number 1 on Palmerston North’s Vision 100 FM, and was featured on the South Pacific Pictures series Mercy Peak. His debut solo album Coldd Since June released last year was a rich and vibrantt collection of smartly crafted pop/folkk songs. The concert starts at 3pm and will be held at 25 Domain Terrace in Spreydon. Tickets are $7 for members and $12 forr non-members $12. Door sales only.

Chinese film festival kicks off AN ECLETIC mix of awardwinning films will grace the screen at the seventh annual Chinese film festival starting tomorrow at the Hollywood cinema in Sumner. Eleven films are on offer ranging from Jackie Chan’s historical war drama 1911 through to contemporary offerings such as Lingchen Kong’s exploration of modern Beijing family life in City Monkey and Jinglei Xu’s romantic comedy Go Lala Go which focuses on a woman trying to balance her relationship and professional life. Festival highlights include The Piano in a Factory, Under the Hawthorn Tree and Heaven Eternal, Earth Everlasting. The Piano in a Factory is an offbeat ballad of friendship and devotion that delves into the lives of an estranged couple and

Soulful blend: Kim Potter’s unique style of folk and pop will feature at the Christchurch Folk Music Club this weekend.

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their daughter who has to decide which parent to live with. She tells her parents that she will go with whoever can provide her with a piano. A tale of youthful passion amid the Cultural Revolution of the 1970s is presented in Under the Hawthorn Tree. The budding romance of Jing and Sun is at odds with the political turmoil in the world around them. Heaven Eternal, Earth Everlasting follows the life of orphan Shen Xingchen from her primary school years in Hangzhou through to her university years in Beijing during the 2003 SARS epidemic. The festival runs until Sunday. For further information visit www. hollywoodcinema.co.nz or phone Hollywood cinema on 326 6102.

Eternal moment: A contemporary romantic comedy by Yibai Zhang provides three distinctive stories that explore the fortunes of a university couple after their graduation.

Movie ticket giveaway MAINLAND Press has a double pass to give away for the Chinese Film festival to see The Hawthorn Tree on Sunday at 7.45pm at the Hollywood cinema. To enter email giveaway@mainlandpress.co.nz or text Hawthorn to 4494 (texts cost 50 cents). To be eligible make sure you include your name, address and contact phone number. Entries close at 10am on Friday and winners must be able to pick up the tickets from Mainland Press, 540 Wairakei Road by 5pm on Friday.

COCA COLA CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK Saturday 26th November The annual Christmas in the Park is a celebration like none other! Time: 7.30pm (fireworks 10pm) Venue: North Hagley Park www.christmasinthepark.co.nz FIGHT FOR CHRISTCHURCH Friday 25th November 2011 The Fight for Christchurch has the goal of raising money for local youth charities, victims severely injured in the Feburary earthquake and children who lost parents. Time: Doors open at 6pm | Venue: CBS Canterbury Arena Official Website: www.fightforchristchurch.co.nz Ticket Info: Ticketek (or ph. 0800 Ticketek (842538)) Pricing: $40 | Contact Phone: 027 251 5210 LINCOLN HOME BREW COMPETITION Saturday 26th November 2011 LINCOLN FARMERS AND CRAFT MARKET HOME BREW COMPETITION 2011 - Back by popular demand. Come and spend some fun family time at this popular community event. Time: 11.00am to 3pm | Venue: Lincoln Event Centre This is a free event | Contact Phone: 03 3295757 SANITARIUM WEET-BIX DUATHLON Sunday 27th November 2011 The Weet-Bix Tryathlon is back with this special Weet-Bix Duathlon event just for the kids of Christchurch. Time: 9am | Venue: Hagley Park South Official Website: www.weetbix.co.nz Ticket Info: www.weetbix.co.nz (or ph. 09 531 5080) Pricing: $10 (Individual entry only, no Team event) Contact Phone: 09 531 5080 BABY AND KIDS EXPO AND GEAR SALE Sunday 27th November 2011 New and pre used clothing, toys, books and equipment for sale.Time: 10am - 1 pm | Venue: Cashmere Club Official Website: www.parentscentre.org.nz/christchurch-south…

Pricing: $2 per adult BROOMFIELD SCHOOL GALA Sunday 27th November 2011 This event is being held in conjunction with the Amberley Fire Brigades CLASSIC CAR RALLY at 11.30am,.Watch the amazing cars of all ages arrive. Time: 10.30am - 3pm | Venue: Broomfield School - Mt Brown Rd (turn left at the Blue Dairy in Amberley) Venue Information: Head into Amberley, turn left a the Blue Dairy and follow the signs | Pricing: Gold Coin Donation Contact Phone: 03 314-9636 STILL LIVES Thursday 24th–Sunday 27th November 2011 Different Light Theatre Company presents a unique snapshot of disability performance work developed over 2011. Time: 7.30pm | Dates: November 24–27 Venue: NASDA Theatre, E Block, Madras Street campus, CPIT Official Website: www.ignition.ac.nz/index.php/event/display/… Ticket Info: www.ignition.ac.nz/index.php… Pricing: Adult $20, Student $15 | Contact Phone: 03 940 8348 THE OMG COMEDY SHOW Tuesday 29th November 2011 The OMG Comedy Show is produced by students from the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (MAINZ). Time: Door open at 7pm | Venue: Aurora Centre Auditorium Official Website: www.facebook.com/#!/omgcomedyshow?sk=wall | Ticket Info: Eventfinder Pricing: $25 +Booking Fee | Contact Phone: 027 388 2270 CAROLS IN THE COMMUNITY - BEXLEY Sunday 27th November 2011 This event is sure to bring community cheer with fun for everyone, including bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, face painting, kids races, tug-owar, music, and a lolly scramble with Santa! Time: 11am - 2pm | Venue: Harold Henry Park, Wetlands Grove This is a free event | Contact Phone: 941 8999 Event cancelled if wet

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Cinemascoped Kate McRae BEGINNERS Oliver (Ewan McGregor) has a lot on his mind. After his mother dies, his father announces he’s gay, and embarks on a late-life renaissance, including a relationship with a man half his own age. Then he up and dies of cancer, leaving Oliver a lot of books, a Jack Russell terrier, and many unanswered questions about his childhood. On the upside however, Oliver has just met Anna, an utterly gorgeous but elusive French actress, who may just be the love of his life. Beginners is the new film from writer/director Mike Mills (Thumbsucker), and is loosely based on the director’s own experiences of having a gay father. Despite what the storyline might suggest, Beginners is actually a very charming little film with just the right balance of genuinely moving moments and real laughs. Mills is also a graphic designer and music video producer and this shows in the way in which the film has been constructed. Oliver’s childhood and his father’s illness are shown through a series of flashbacks, and he often revisits scenes more than once as Oliver tries to make sense of situations. Oliver’s also a graphic artist and often attempts to draw his way out of

his troubles, with mixed degrees of success. Mills has gathered a terrific cast who are all totally committed to their characters. It’s really nice to see Ewan McGregor on form again with this and last year’s underrated Ghostwriter, after a few years in the filmic wilderness. His performance as Oliver is perfectly balanced between melancholic vulnerability and inarticulate resentment at his continually-frustrated intimacy with his father. Christopher Plummer gives a really memorable performance as the ailing father, Hal. His depiction of joie de vivre in the terminal stages of cancer should by rights earn him an Oscar. Excellent too are the love interests Goran Visnjic (ER) as the gay boyfriend Andy, and the luminous Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) as Anna. Beginners has a lot to say about beginnings, endings, and the bits in between. But it’s never preachy, and you leave the theatre feeling that life is not as grim as it sometimes seems. Beginners is playing now at the Hollywood in

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ANTIQUE GOLD JEWELLERY wanted, gold rings, chains, brooches, medals. Great price for gold pocket watches, ph 03 351-9139 GOLD SOVEREIGNS and other gold coins wanted. Also scrap gold, broken or damaged gold jewellery, alluvial gold, nuggets, etc, top price paid, ph 03 351-9139

FURNITURE/FRIDGES / WASHERS / TV’S and more appliances from $1.50 per day. Call Mr Rental 0800 111-313

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With care and respect we will remove your dwelling. Our policy is to recycle as much as we can. We are a local company specialising in residential properties. We will endeavor to cater for your individual needs.

Mainland Press, publisher of Mainland Press, Bay Harbour News, Nor’ West News, Southern View & Pegasus Bay News is looking for an experienced, self-motivated, results-oriented professional to join our team.

Replace, repair or new. We are a local company with over 10 yrs exp. We also operate a digger for all other earthworks.

Whilst managing existing client relationships you must have the ability and drive to identify opportunities to increase advertising revenue.

Ph. Richard 021 02866981 for a free quote.

Working in a fast paced & stimulating environment, you will have high levels of organisational and communication skills, be selfmotivated and enjoy achieving targets.

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MONSTER GARAGE SALE Marriner St Sumner, signs out 10am to 3pm Saturday 26 November, heaps of goodies for everyone, stalls available, sellers please register, roydonsmart@xtra.co.nz

REINFORCING FOR SALE

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DO YOU need short/longterm accommodation whilst your house is being repaired? We have 4 and 5 berth UK caravans available which are fully self contained with toilet, shower, hot/cold water, insulation, double glazing, heater, hob, fridge. We can set these up on your property so you can still be near school, work, friends etc. www.christchurchcaravans.co.nz or Call Rob on 960-1633

CARAVAN & Motorhome Repairs & Refits. OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Valuations. All maintenance work; leaks, gas, electrics, plumbing. Roof Vents, Awnings, Watertanks, Pumps - Accessories sold & installed @ Moonraider RV. Willing to help any way we can, Just Call 384-2230.

THE CLOTHING STUDIO -Designer Dressmaking by Sue Ashton. By appointment only. Please contact Sue on 03 313-8800 or 021 109-2404 or email theclothingstudio@ gmail.com

ALL YOUR COMPUTER WORRIES SOLVED! *$30.00 off your first service with this coupon!* No problem too big or small from home PC’s to business networks. PC slow? An end to Viruses, Spyware, and Clogged Systems. Safe secure hassle-free computing. Lost files recovered. Microsoft Certified, MCSE, MCP+l. 30 years experience. Call Andrew Buxton this week on 351-2699 or 027 435-7596 for $30.00 off* Custom Computers Christchurch

Drapes Dry Cleaned Taken Down & Rehung FREE Austrian Roman Venetian Blinds Also Call Gerald 021 170 4179 or 03 377 9199

• Qualified Arborist & climber • Hedges • Trees • Pruning • Thinning • Shaping • Felling • Reductions • Removals

RECORDS, CD’s, DVD’s, Music Books, Musical Instruments, Turntables and Hi Fi Gear wanted. Phone 3663278 www.pennylane.co.nz

John Royle Phone (03) 326 7677 or 027 510 4637

MEET Someone Special to share Christmas, let me help you find a friend 40 - 75+. Phone Papanui Dating 359GARDEN MAINTENANCE 9602 Qualified Horticulturist, South to South East Chch, Garden & Lawn Maintenance, Spring Tidy up specials, Garden Makeovers and Coaching. call FOOD FACTORY SHOPS Bryce 027 688-8196 03 33210 HELANCA AVE 3373 WAINONI LANDSCAPING - Eastcoast Open 7 Days Ph 381-3062 Landscapes Design & 1010 FERRY ROAD Construction: Unique Quality Open 6 Days Ph 376-6067 Service - Irrigation - Fencing Present this advert and recieve Paving - Lawns - Timberwork. a free tray of slice offcuts Ph Blair Hm 981-5929, Wrk 027 699-5815. Free Quotes. STOCK CLEARANCE SALE Email johnroyle342@msn.com

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RIDE-ON LAWN MOWING, residential & commercial, with or without catcher, fertilising, spraying, hedge trimming, quality service. For a FREE appraisal Ph 03 342-4228 or 027 22 11 217 Peter O’Carroll (owner & operator)

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Some Lines Dated Frozen savouries 12pk $4.10 Slice off-cuts from $1 per tray Sweet Chilli Sauce 700ml $3.00 6 pack Steamed Puddings now $3 were $4.60 Frozen Pizza 400gms $2.20 Potato Chip Ctns 24bags x 40gms $12.99 2nds Cheese Cake $3.99 ea Plus many more instore specials only while stocks last

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HAIRDRESSER Long lasting shiny hair colour, organic based, ammonia free. Good for you, good for the environment. Great Haircuts, Great Prices. Tracette Owers Hairdressing, 80 Derby St, Merivale. Ph 3796368 or 027 661-9454, email: tracette@gandt.co.nz HAIRDRESSER MOBILE fully qualified, avail for perms, sets & cuts, in the comfort of your own home, ph 03 352-8208

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SPRAY TAN, full body only $35, 3/4 (arms & legs) $25, half/legs $20, very natural looking not Orange, Eyelash extensions flare $35 or individual $50, infills and removal also available, wedding party discount, St Albans, call/text for appoint 027 239-8972

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QUEENSLAND SUNSHINE COAST AUSTRALIA Resort, Ocean Views, Balconies, OLD COINS & BANKNOTES Self Contained, 1 or 2 B/R wanted. Also old medals of Ensuite, Heated Pool, Spa, any sort, military, sporting, Direct to the Public Sauna, Free Internet, Shops, agricultural, lodge, dance & AT TRADE PRICES Restaurants, Tennis, Surf band medals, etc, ph 03 351Club & Patrolled Beach, Public Select Reinforcing Ltd 9139 Transport at door. Ask for 3 Ryans Place our SEASONAL SPECIALS. (off Flaxton Rd, Southbrook) ROIMATA COMMUNITY Phone 61 7 544-35011 Email: Phone 03 313 0433 FUNDRAISING GARAGE reception@mandolin.com.au WE CAN DELIVER WASHERS / TV’S / FRIDGES/ SALE. 22 Wildberry St (near www.mandolin.com.au FURNITURE and more Woolston). 26 November 8amappliances from $1.50 per day. 12 noon. 3 Dec if wet. FUNDRAISER Free sites for groups or clubs to fund raise Call Mr Rental 0800 111-313 or promote their groups at MOBILITY SCOOTERS Spencer Park Gala 1st & 2nd - Sales and Service, New January, sponsored by Buy and Second Hand Scooters Sell & Exchange, call Arthur from $ 1200.00 Phone Gary, to book your site now 03 329Freedom Scooters 03 3888- 8654 or 027 226-7801 323 or 0800 002 884. GALA Market, 1st & 2nd

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January, Spencer Park, sponsored by Buy Sell & Exchange, market sites $60, 1st or 2nd January, sites only $10 for 2nd January only, call Arthur to book your site now 03 329-8654 or 027 226-7801 SUMNER REDCLIFF’S NETBALL CLUB SPECIAL MEETING. All financial members are invited to join us at a special meeting Thursday November 24th, 7pm at Watershed Bar, Humphries Drive, Ferrymead To discuss moving the date of the Annual General Meeting ph 03 3265104

The position has excellent remuneration and career prospects within a growing locally owned media group. Newspaper/Media experience preferred by not required. Is this you? If you believe you have the necessary skills please send your CV to: Peter Hampton General Manager Sales, Mainland Press PO Box 39177, Christchurch Email: peter@mainlandpress.co.nz Applications close December 2nd, 2011

PRACTICE NURSE PART TIME We require an experienced qualified Practice Nurse to join our happy supportive team, in an established general practice in the Ferrymead area. The hours offered are Tuesday morning, Thursday afternoon and all day Friday, approximately 18 hours. Experience is preferred and an interest in occupational medicine would be an advantage. Please email CV to office@ ferrymead.pegasus.net.nz, or post to PO Box 19734, Woolston.

HOMESITTERS REQUIRED Xmas/New Year period, www. townandcountryhomesit.co.nz WINDOW CLEANER ph Lisa 03 359-2323 REQUIRED for Christchurch area, must be honest & reliable, good hourly rate, ph 021 253-2637

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A PERSONAL REQUEST EGG DONOR REQUIRED We are a happily married mature couple who have been trying to start our family. After undergoing fertility treatment, we are unfortunately not able to do this without the help of a very special woman prepared to donate some of her eggs. If you are aged between 21 – 37 years, healthy, European, and a non-smoker, having ideally completed your family, and would consider helping us, please contact Anne on 03 3412 744 and quote reference ‘hope’. Thank you for your consideration and understanding.

PAPAKURA Central, walk to town, superior 2 bedroom unit, one of 2 on corner section, just off Clevedon Road, auto garage door, heat pump & beautiful garden setting, references req, lawns done, no animals or smoking $325 pw 09 298-6866

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BUILDER For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 25 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067.

Plumber REGISTERED CRAFTSMAN Friendly, honest, professional service for all your plumbing needs. Hot water problems are a specialty. No call out fee. Phone Kerry 0800 A1 PLUMB 0800 217 5862

BUILDERS-CLEANS 10 years experience specialising in clean up of new homes, renovations, & earthquake repairs. Phone Deb - Absolutely Clean on 347-7685 or 027 269-2610 CARPENTER/JOINER Experienced, Qualified Tradesmen. Available for all interior & exterior repairs, maintenance & renovations. All carpentry, painting, Gibbing, joinery. Decking, kitchens, bathrooms, office refits etc. Phone Tissiman House Repairs 328-7585. CARRIER Local, experienced, friendly, trade-me purchases, single items to truck loads, furniture to whatever, removals & trade deliveries a specialty. Ph GEH 341-5069 CONSTRUCT Developments Ltd for all your building requirements from new homes to alterations & additions ph the professionals for a free quote, Contract or Labour only price avail ph Mark 03 3318090 or 027 233-4134 ELECTRICIAN - A GREAT ELECTRICIAN! Professional prompt service. Local. Tidy. Competitive. Licensed. Ph Paul Howells Electrical Ltd, 351-8813, or 027 414-7971. ELECTRICIAN - K.T.Electrics. Domestic, Commercial, 30 years experience, All work undertaken. Phone Kevin 027 204-7233 or 383-5407 ELECTRICIAN AAA SERVICE, registered, honest tradesman ph Peter 03 382-5824 or 0800 544-486 ELECTRICIAN All electrical work, heat pumps, ovens, repairs, No call out or travel fees, payment by Eftpos, Credit Card, Ph Brent 0800 247-378 FENCING Quality Urban and Rural Fencing. Retaining Walls, Decks, Gates, Landscaping. 25 years experience. Phone Geoff Jarvis 337-1906 or 027 231-9463 FURNITURE Removals BOB Carriers Est. 1928 “the gentle movers”. For packing and removal services Canterbury and South Island wide. Phone 344-2900

For: • Renovations • Repairs • Alterations Character homes a specialty. Registered Certified Building Practitioner. Please contact Bob 0274 513 716 FURNITURE REMOVALS Large Trucks from $65 Hour + GST, Canterbury & South Island Wide. Professional Company, Professional Service. Canterbury Relocations Ltd. ph 03 3599313 GARDENING For all your gardening needs, one-off clean-ups, rubbish removal, great prices. 20 years experience. Phone Jo or John 327-7795 or 027 666-6990 for free quotes HIGH SPRING/SUMMER ELECTRICITY COSTS? Hot water heating may be the cause! Community Energy Action offers an affordable, independent check of your whole hot water system. 0800 388 588, Mon-Fri. energyadvice@cea.co.nz LAWNMOWING & Section maintenance. Free no obligation quotes. Ph Henry 351-7639, 022 041-4603 LAWNMOWING Cut ‘n Edge Lawn & Garden Care; Ex Franchise, Professional, Reliable Service; Phone for Regular Lawn Mowing Specials, Free Quotes ph/txt Andy 027 431-0764 OVENS, HOBS, REPAIRS, No call out or travel fees, pay by Eftpos or Credit Card, ph Brent 0800 247-378 PAINTER - NEED A PAINTER? Probrush Painters (Qualified Painter/Decorator) for all your painting requirements. Call Chris now for a free quote. 021 121-3415 or 03 352-4075 PAINTER DECORATOR Free Quotes for Painting, Plastering & Gib Repairs. Quality Workmanship. Immediate Start. Phone Peter 342-4442 or 027 432-0146 03 342-4442 PAINTERS & DECORATORS Experienced, free quotes, interior/exterior, discount for over 60s, EQC work undertaken, ph 03 385-8263 or 027 416-9958 PLASTERER - Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 28 years experience. Ring 0800 387369 PLUMBER - Local Craftsman Plumber. All Jobs Big and Small. Phone Jeff Potts at 021 229-9526 or 328-7716 (a/h)

Cracked Tiles? Dirty Grout? We are here to help you. Big or small jobs.

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MAINLAND PRESS ROOFING Installers of Coloursteel fascia & spouting, repairers of any type of gutters, also ďŹ t snowstraps, downpipes, leafguards, free quotes, call Danie Streamline Spouting Systems Ltd 021 875-462 or 03 344-5744

DO YOU NEED REPAIRS DONE? QualiďŹ ed Experienced Builder available for all your building requirements. From decks rooďŹ ng to full rebuilds. Full handyman service available. 20 years experience, no job too big or small. 10% discount on quoting this advert.

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PLUMBER M C Tipene Plumbing, domestic & commercial, repairs & alterations, Iron rooďŹ ng repairs & wood burner installation & repairs, no job too small 027 432-0568

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P L U M B E R / D R A I N L AY E R Bathroom & kitchen renovations, plumbing repairs, Ph Peter Young 382-1880 or 027 280-0889 Experienced, Registered, Plumber & Drainlayer PLUMBER/GASFITTER - Mike Cairns Gas & Plumbing. Available for all gas installations and repairs. Solar and Central Heating. Any Plumbing Requirements. Phone 021 132-8929 or 03 326-7949 PLUMBING: For all your plumbing requirements. Local, friendly and reliable staff. Est. 30yrs. Ph Mark Whitehead 379-0711, 027 230-4368 or a/h 326-6792

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Heat Pumps and Electrical, Domestic-Commercial, Registered Electrician & Electrical Engineer. Free Quotes, Call Elstin Birchler (BE Hons)

ROOFING QualiďŹ ed & Licenced Practitioner. RePh 0800 KSPARKY Roof & Repairs, all types. (577 275) Member New Zealand RooďŹ ng Association. Over 35 years TREES & SHRUBS Topped, experience. Phone John 027 Shaped or Removed, Cut to 432-3822 or 351-9147 ďŹ rewood if required. All rubbish ROOFPAINTING - chipped and dumped. Phone Experienced professionals. Ken for A FREE QUOTE 338Friendly and reliable. All work 0023 OR 027 438-1575 guaranteed. Call Matt Pierson UPHOLSTERER Dining on: 0276 77 00 11 or 03 328 Chairs, Lounge suites, Caravan Squabs etc. recovered. Free 7706. SPOUTING CLEANING - Quotes. Phone Graeme 3831448 Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full VIDEO CLEANING, Video Handyman Services Available. heads cleaned in your own Call Trevor 384-3435 or 021 home - $34, VCR, DVD & TV tuning or installation - $34 also 043-2034 Tape to DVD conversions, STONEMASON, BRICK & Grahams Video Service ph 03 BLOCKLAYER, Earthquake 388-5964 Repairs, River/Oamaru stone, WATERBLASTING Quality Schist, Volcanic Rock, Paving, Job, Quick Service by skilled all Alterations new & old, tradesman, Ph Richard Quality Workmanship, visit Severin at Jet-X 03 364-8738 www.featureworks.co.nz or ph Free quotes, visit www.jetx. 027 601-3145 or 03 348-8524 co.nz

For FREE QUOTES PHONE NOW! 337-2184 or 027 726 2613 PLUMBER All plumbing repairs, H/W Cylinders, Alterations, P.V.C. Spouting. Discount for pensioners. CertiďŹ ed plumber. Ph Dennis 027 434-7994. A/H 352-6054

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Kitchens, Bathrooms, Fencing, Decking and general maintenance. Phone Kerry.

Clear Window Cleaning. Want to improve your outlook? Then call Greg Brown for a Free Quote 384-2661 or 027 6160331 CLEANING:

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COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD FUNDRAISER Free sites for groups or clubs to fund raise or promote their groups at Spencer Park Gala 1st & 2nd January, sponsored by Buy Sell & Exchange, call Arthur to book your site now 03 329-8654 or 027 226-7801.

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NEW Citizens Advice Branch, opened in the Polytechnic Students Association building opposite Countdown in Madras Street, this is currently operating from 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday with free legal advice avail on Thursday from 1-2pm, phone assistance is avail from 9am to 5pm by calling 0800 367-222 CANTERBURY Organics Field Day in South Canterbury, shelterbelts Establishment & Diversity, at two venues on Sunday 20th November 10am to 3pm, for details Jude Belcher, admin@canterburyorganic. org.nz or phone 03 325-7668 LOVE To sing, with Christchurch City Chorus this holiday season, we invite you & your friends to join us for 4 wks of rehearsal in Nov & Dec culminating in Christmas show at Dome in Hagley Park on Sat 17th Dec, learn 4 Christmas songs in 4 part cappella style, rehearsals 4 Wednesday nights starts 16th Nov 7pm Middleton Grange School Hall, ph Jill Baynon 03 322-5596 for more info HORNBY Toastmasters can help you improve your speaking, listening & thinking skills, your self conďŹ dence & much more, we meet on the 2nd, 4th & 5th Wednesday evenings of the month in the Hornby Community Care Centre, Goulding Ave, Hornby, in the library building, email hornby@toastmasters.org.nz or www. hornbytoastmasters.org.nz ph Mike or Andrea 021 107-1063 The Community Noticeboard is for non proďŹ t groups or organisations. Items 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 and Mainland Press reserves the right to edit submissions or to withhold items from publication if they do not ďŹ t the criteria, or due to space constraints.

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Christchurch cyclist wins South Island series

Women’s winner: Benchmark Homes representative Mark Washington, left, presents Karen Fulton from Team Orbea with the women’s trophy in the 2011 Benchmark Homes South Island cycling series. Photo: Bruce Wilson Photography

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Paddon to visit HAYDEN Paddon, the first New Zealander to win a world rally championship, will visit Christchurch next week to meet fans. Paddon, formerly of Geraldine, won the Production World Rally Championship

category at four consecutive rallies this year. Fans can meet up with him on Tuesday November 29 in the Showgate Lounge at Riccarton Raceway in the morning between 7.30am to 9am.

CRUSADER’S CHARITY CRICKET 11am Sunday 27 November | Hagley Oval

CRUSADERS VS TODD BLACKADDER’S ALL STARS

FREE Men’s winner: Benchmark Homes South Island cycling series 2011 winner Sam Horgan, a Christchurch cyclist from the Subway Pro Cycling team. Photo: Bruce Wilson Photography

Finishing line: Subway Pro Cycling’s Paul Odlin wins the fourth and final race of this year’s Benchmark Homes South Island cycling series. The 142 km race, also known as the Oxford Grand Prix, started and finished in Oxford on Saturday. Photo: Bruce Wilson Photography

THE fourth and final race of the Benchmark Homes South Island series for this year was held at Oxford on Saturday. Subway Pro Cycling’s Paul Odlin crossed the line first in the 142 kilometre race in a time of 3:18:41 but it was his team mate Sam Horgan who won the overall title.

Tom Hubbard, also from Subway, won the Under-23 title while the women’s series was won by Karen Fulton from Team Orbea. Scott McDonnell from WarmupPushbikes cycling won the masters category. Subway Pro Cycling took the team’s title with Tasman Wheelers second and Benchmark Homes third.

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A Franc Opening for Smith’s City Smith’s City on Colombo Street opened its doors for the first me since the February 22 earthquake last week to an enthusiasc crowd eager to get inside to snap up the fantasc bargains on offer. Around 1000 people had waited in ancipaon for the doors to open last Thursday at 9am. “We knew we would get a crowd but we didn’t expect that amount of people in the first hour of opening,” Smith’s City chief execuve Rick Hellings said. “It was a huge effort to get the store up and running in me for the opening and to get it looking the way it did, so it was fantasc.” Mr Hellings said the store was extremely busy throughout the weekend, which was a huge success for Smith’s City. There was also never a queson of abandoning the site, even though one third of the building had to be demolished and rebuilt due to quake damage, or laying off any of its 120 staff. Instead, the staff worked in other Smith’s City stores or distribuon centres throughout Christchurch. “It was a logiscal exercise but the management and staff were fantasc, ” he said. “There is a real hub of retailers between the Square and Moorhouse Avenue that are now back open and this has brought back a real buzz to the area. We are here to serve the Southern and Eastern suburbs and the people have responded. They are delighted their part of town has re-opened.”

Happy to help: Smith’s City on Colombo Street was that busy on opening day that even the Chairman of the Board Craig Boyce helped load customers cars.


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With 133,416 full assessments completed, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re well on our way to the 164,000 total. Following the rapid assessments undertaken in the days following the 22 February earthquake, EQC recorded the following damage:

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8,000 households were identiďŹ ed with severe structural damage and were assessed by mid-June.

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Support for Akaroa memorial

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23 2011

Road cones add humour to gardens ROAD cones that have been transformed into works of art by CPIT art and design students are on display at the Botanic Gardens peacock fountain. The students’ cone art ranges from a Santa cone to a gramophone cone. CPIT art and design tutor Henry Sunderland said there were some 40 000 to 60 000 road cones in Christchurch. He hoped the exhibition would make people smile as something familiar was made over with style and humour. “It’s about taking art into the community and making students aware that what they create should be accessible to everyone.” The exhibition runs until Monday. Ice-cream cone: This creative take on a road cone by one of the Canterbury Polytechnic Institute of Technology art and design students looks good enough to eat.

Golf open for Christchurch

Rebuilding fund: Lions Club of Akaroa and Bays chairman Tom McFarlane presents Jim Coubrough and Laurice Bradford from the Banks Peninsula War Memorial Society with a cheque for $6100.30, the proceeds from the annual Lions Club raffle. The money will be used to help with the restoration costs of the Banks Peninsula War Memorial in Akaroa, which sustained damage in the recent earthquakes. Photo: Julia Waghorn

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“We are a city on the mend and the Council remains committed to attracting top sporting events to Christchurch.” This year’s BMW NZ Open is the first of three annual events confirmed to be held in Canterbury and was due to attract many visitors from outside the region. Mr Parker said it was a privilege to be hosting top New Zealand golfers such as Michael Campbell, Ryan Fox and Mathew Perry on Canterbury greens.

“We are ready to welcome visitors once again to our beautiful region. So whether you are an experienced golfer or simply take an interest in the sport, I encourage you to get amongst the professionals at Clearwater and enjoy the electrifying atmosphere they are sure to create.” Tickets are on sale now through ticketek.co.nz or are available at the gate. Adult tickets are $20, with ratepayers receiving a special two for one deal. For more information visit bmwnzopen.co.nz.

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