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HAGLEY Park remains Sport Canterbury’s favoured site for the planned metro sports hub facility despite opposition the suggestion has stirred up among many Christchurch residents. The facility, combining swimming pools and indoor courts was proposed as the centre for a sports precinct in the city, in Christchurch City Council’s draft central city plan. Sport Canterbury chief executive Geoff Barry said the facility needed to be on or near Hagley Park for the city to get the most out of it. “We as a trust continue to have that conversation around the central city plan which is obviously a closed debate now in terms of submissions, but we’ve made a submission and we will speak to that when we get a chance.” Mr Barry said being on the park would be preferable to being next to it and the further away it was from the park, the more undesirable the location would be. The original proposal of using the Red Bus site on the corner of Moorhouse Ave and Fitzgerald Ave was a poor option for this reason, he said. Mr Barry considered even having the facility close by but Gina McKenzie separated from the park would make holding some sporting evendifficult in thosebecause areas with largesuch sections of need empty “Something that seems insignificant beevents very more COMMUNITY action could help solve a spate two of the properties people were asleep inside of issues as the to houses. important so I would encourage people in the traffic of eastern suburbs arson attacks, according to their houses at the time. manage between the facility and the park. “IfCricket someone calls the fireLee service we will The residents escaped uninjured but the area to report anything suspicious.” Fire Service Christchurch area commander Jon Canterbury chief executive Germon said aim they be there within six minutes so we on arefuture still Overgrown vegetation and abandoned houses escalation in the arson attacks had alarmed Mr Graham. were stillto working through a process with council very muchHagley a part of eastern Christchurch.” in the eastern suburbs provided fuel for plans arsonfor upgrading The series of arson attacks over the past three Graham. Oval to serve as an international MrofGraham said theco-hosting fire service was still to ahead “We’re very concerned that these attacks are attacks and Mr Graham said residents needed weekends razed the landmark 52-year-old venue New Zealand’s of the Cricket carrying out things an ongoing the Leander Building at Kerrs Reach in Avonside creeping into properties while residents are monitor vegetation growth. World Cup. He hoped wouldinvestigation be progressedinto as soon arson attacks in conjunction with the police. “People need to be aware that even ifasthey Drive and damaged Aranui High School, asleep. possible. “We are the scenes of the fires anda don’t live in their house anymore if they still “It’s gone too far and needs to be stopped.” Avondale Primary and Aranui Kids First Mr Germon saidanalysing the Hagley Oval upgrade was the results will contribute the investigation.” for type Mr Graham hoped Wainoni and Avonside own the property they are responsibledifferent Kindergarten. of proposal than whattoSport Canterbury was The attacks stepped up a notch at the weekend residents would be able to provide further keeping vegetation under control. suggesting.If anyone has any information regarding the Fundraiser: Adrienne, (Queenie) greets the crowd attending a Poms and fundraising concert arson attacks haslooking noticedto any “IfProms the property is owned by Cera then “The the difference information. with seven fires lit in the earlyLady hoursStewart of Saturday is that or we’re carrysuspicious on the use activity the now Wainoni, Aranui Avonside council will take care ofon theSunday, vegetation.” of the ground “PeopleBeck are our eyes and ears and a held morning Aldershot and Portsmouth streets with theinhelp of Christchurch city councillor Peter (The Beefeater). Theeven event, at West Melton that in is used whereas Sportor Canterbury’s please acontact Christchurch Mrthe Graham said the fiSymphony re service still had a areas detailjubilee such as and seeinga an unfamiliar person and Rarere Avenue in Aranui. wasBen a joint celebration of Queen Elizabethsmall II’s 60th fundraising concert for Christchurch proposal is obviously totally the different, new usecentral of the very active presence in Wealleans the eastern suburbs, could provide a breakthrough. Four of thewhich fires were lit at properties at in their land.” police on 363 7400. Orchestra performed. Inset:and Revellers singstreet along to an old prom concert favourite. Photos: Gilbert

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Music to heal earthquake stress Tom Doudney JUNE Burney is hoping to get Christchurch residents singing from the same songbook. The Lincoln singer recently won grant funding from Christchurch City Creative Communities for a project to bring communities around the city together for a series of sing-along concerts, aimed at lifting spirits.

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Glittering prizes for Mainland Press who has supported us.” The winning front pages were for March 8 which featured a survivor of the PGC collapse in the February 22 earthquake and for November 2 with the reopening of City Mall. The advertising feature was for Mainland Press’ spring/summer 2011 fashion supplement. Mr Smulders said he was especially delighted that his team had been recognised for their efforts in relaunching Bay Harbour News. “It was a decision we made right after the June 23 earthquake that further devastated the Bay Harbour area and we wanted to do what we could to help the community get back to some kind of normality.” Editor Chris Tobin said on February 22 last year the Bay Harbour News was just about to be sent to the printer at 12.51pm when the earthquake struck. “As a result of that, this issue of the paper was not distributed and for

MAINLAND Press was a major winner in the 53rd annual New Zealand Community Newspapers Association’s (NZCNA) awards at the weekend. The newspaper won the Brian Burmester Award for best front page for all members of the NZCNA and the George Warburton Award for best advertising feature or supplement. Another Mainland Press publication, Bay Harbour News, won the Maurice Kitching Award for community involvement. Mainland Press managing director Pier Smulders said winning the awards was a tremendous recognition of the efforts of his team during what had been an extremely challenging year for a local business. “That we were able to win these awards without the backing of the resources of a major media group is credit to the determination of our staff and the support of our readers and advertisers. Thank you to everybody

four months Bay Harbour News was absorbed into our city-wide newspaper, Mainland Press. “However, in July Bay Harbour News was revived as a stand-alone fortnightly and the paper was changed to have more input from community groups. “We saw bringing back the paper as playing an important part in getting the Bay Harbour area back on its feet and in giving us the award I think the judges also recognised this.” General manager sales Peter Hampton said winning the advertising feature award showed the quality of the work undertaken by the company. “Mainland Press has won the award before and we are delighted to be producing Christchurch’s leading fashion supplement in a community newspaper.” Mainland Press’ Rise-Up Christchurch also placed second runner-up for best website.

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PUDDLES of sewage bubbling up along driveways have left green-zone Southshore West residents fearing for their health as winter approaches. Maggie Campbell’s Rockinghorse Road home was one of 203 Southshore West properties zoned green last Friday by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) while the remaining 198 properties closest to the estuary were red zoned. Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee said the zoning decision had proved “particularly challenging” due to the nature of estuary land. “The options for remediation were

less clear than in the areas zoned earlier [because of] major lateral spreading along the estuary in last February’s quake, in some places over a metre.” Mrs Campbell was “devastated” over being green zoned and was extremely worried about the health hazards posed by sewage puddles lining her driveway and the damaged drainage system. “We have to stay here for who knows how long and smell the stench of sewage every day. “When it rains or if there’s a high tide we can see it bubbling up in all the potholes and it has backed up and flowed towards our house before.”

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is responsible-sometimes it’s the insurance companies. Meanwhile, Pukeko Place resident Deanna Gracie described being greenzoned as “bittersweet” because she was concerned about the drainage systems along with the length of time it would take to rebuild her neighbourhood. “I’m happy to be able to stay here and to have certainty but I’m worried about the disease and health risks of sewage since the system isn’t working properly. “It backs up really quickly and it will only get worse if we have a lot of rain this winter.

“They’ve got to keep on pumping it and get it working properly.” Mrs Gracie also felt that the eastern suburbs had been forgotten. “I feel like we’ve been forgotten over here like a dirty secret and it’s hard to tell how long this rebuild will take but it’s not going to be soon.” The Southshore West zoning was the final decision in almost 11 months of flat land residential zoning in Christchurch. Mr Brownlee said Cera was still on track to meet a June 30 deadline to zone remaining white-zoned properties in the Port Hills.

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Private v public ownership, which is best? Mainland Press asked Dr Eric Crampton, senior lecturer in economics at the University of Canterbury what he thought of Government suggestions that Christchurch city-owned assets should be sold. Here are his thoughts. reconstruction. The “short-term vs long-term” aspect of selling council-owned assets should be viewed similarly. What really matters is whether that asset is better owned by council or better owned privately. Some assets are best owned publicly; Orion, the lines company, should probably remain majority-owned by local council. A fully privatised power lines company would wind up being subject to public monopoly regulations that would mean there’s little gain from having it in private as compared to public ownership; private owners then would be willing to pay council just enough for the asset to offset council’s loss of dividends. So there isn’t a lot of difference between

WHILE it’s true that many council assets pay dividends, it’s also true that they would pay dividends to a private owner. And, a private owner expecting to earn large returns from an asset will be willing to pay more for that asset. So when a dividendproducing asset is shifted from public ownership to private ownership, council is really compensated for the loss of the future dividends by the current lump sum payment. Is it “short-term thinking” when the Government sells bonds, getting a pile of money now in exchange for a flow of debt repayments that continue over time? Probably not, and especially when we’re selling bonds to pay for things like earthquake

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council’s selling some shares in Orion and council’s selling some bonds, so long as people are willing to buy debt from council. But other assets could well fare better in private management. Last I’d checked, council owned more than three-quarters of Lyttelton Port of Christchurch; there’s reasonable reason to expect not only that the port would fare better privately but also that you’d get a decent price for it with an insurance-funded refurbishing of facilities. Standard economic theory says that you should pay for things like earthquake recovery through a mix of debt, reduced current expenditures on non-earthquake activities, and future tax increases. Selling off current assets like the port that can plausibly be better managed privately than publicly can make even more sense than taking on current debt. Tax increases like those currently proposed make sense if council is having a hard time raising money in the debt markets and doesn’t

have assets like the port, or Red Bus, that could be sold off entirely. But council does have those Dr Eric Crampton assets. Finally, we also have to think about the uses to which any revenues from either asset sales or tax increases are put. I’m amazed that council is considering taxing us to fund expensive stadium options so we’re better able to host international test matches; their priorities are perhaps a bit different from mine. While it makes sense to sell off assets like the port to help rebuild our roads and sewers, if we sold off the port to put a roof on a stadium, a hundred economists around the country would have to go to the emergency department for “banging-head-on-desk-related” injuries.

From the editor

Chris Tobin

Hanging on to the family silver Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker has come out saying Prime Minister John Key and Local Government Minister David Carter should back off in pressuring the city to sell shares in its assets to fund the city rebuild. Mr Parker believes the council could fund the recovery without resorting to asset sales. He considers the council-owned assets are well managed and generate significant revenue for the city. The concern for ratepayers is that with the high expense of a massive rebuild, there could be a significant rise in what they will have to pay. Yet, last week Cr Helen Broughton said the city’s rates were 15 per cent lower than would be the case due to the revenue return from the assets. One can presume that revenue from the assets would continue to act as a buffer to any possible spiralling rates increase.

Christchurch has an enviable list of cityowned assets. Christchurch City Holdings, the city’s company, owns 89.3 percent of power network Orion, 75 percent of Christchurch International Airport (the remaining 25 percent by government), 79.3 percent of the Lyttelton Port Company and all of City Care, Red Bus, Enable Services and EcoCentral. Besides Mr Key and Mr Carter, there is a strong lobby within the city, among them Peter Townsend, chief executive of the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, who say the Government is talking commonsense on the matter. It might be commonsense for the Government, but is it commonsense for this city? Flogging off the family silver is often employed as a quick-fix solution to an immediate problem. As time rolls on, it is usually regretted.

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Let’s protect our strategic assets Last weekend I decided to be selfish, do the pressure to sell these, to offset the costs of the earthquakes. So not only will you have whatever I wanted, where and how. The balance between work and family lost your city, your home, your business, with lots of pressures meant I was starting to your community, when it’s all put back all shinny and new, and you have to pay for the crumble. What to do? Thinking that if I just buried myself in operational costs of this, you could have no minutia, trivial household chores, eat, asset base to give you any leverage. Only exercise, wallow I might be able to feel a rates. Go look at Waimakariri, who little more positive about all has a very small asset base, things earthquake and the to show what growth and the Government. Try as I might costs associated with growth, to smile, ignore and play really do to your rates. As much as loud rock n roll music there this Government touts councils was one thing that kept coming are out of line with their rate back at me. Asset sales! increase I say if you analyse If this Government thinks what you get for your rates you that selling our top performing will find better value than any assets in a one-off fire sale with corporate or service provider. half of the dividends having To be stripped of your assets the potential to go off shore, under the guise of the residual to then I guess I don’t understand pay after the lack of insurance, economics. Jo Kane building and compliance costs, I also don’t know who mum infrastructure and grandiose and dad investor is, as most people I know are trying hard to make ends schemes will mean you have paid a very high meet, let alone find some extra cash to buy price for what was natural event that was 45 years in the planning. shares. What an indictment on this city the So, if the Government thinks it has a mandate to sell off our assets where does it platitudes, the smarmy reasoning for why get its mandate to force or promote that your this should even be considered? Have we all forgotten we have been assets managed by your councils should also paying depreciation for years? Just because be up for grabs? When on the Waimakariri District Council successive governments underestimated I was envious of Christchurch city with its what a natural disaster of this magnitude strategic asset base. It could use dividends to would do to New Zealand, now we have to offset rates, to supplement or support certain pay for their many mistakes by selling the large projects. Regardless of what you community’s silver. Shame. Now watch the think of your rates in Christchurch, they are Cera legislation ride rough shot over you amongst the lowest in New Zealand - thanks all. Protect your strategic assets and support to your assets. Now, due to no fault of your own, comes the council on your inheritance.


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Fendalton Library opens to the public again A newly repaired and earthquakestrengthened Fendalton Library re-opened this week. Fendalton Library and Service Centre closed in November last year after a Detailed Engineering Evaluation (DEE) assessment showed it needed earthquake repairs and strengthening. The engineering assessment was done as part of Christchurch City Council’s commitment to carry out more intensive engineering assessments of its commercial buildings under its Facilities Rebuild Project. The Council gave approval for this work, which included strengthening the facility to 100 percent of the New Building Standard (NBS), to go  ahead in February. The service centre counter re-opened last month as repair and strengthening work was completed in that part of the building first. Libraries and Information Unit Manager Carolyn Robertson says the  library’s re-opening on Monday 21  May will be a welcome milestone for  the community. “The library is an important community hub in the north-west of the city and we’re looking forward to welcoming back many of our regular customers and, hopefully, some new ones.”

This is the first time the library has been fully open since the February 2011 earthquake. Although it  partly re-opened to the public in October last year after being used as temporary offices by Council staff, it closed again when engineers highlighted the need for earthquake repairs and strengthening. She says the earthquake repairs have given staff the opportunity to look at how the library space can be improved for its customers. “The walls have been freshly painted and we’ve changed the layout of the library to make better use of the natural light coming in through the large library windows. We’ve also deliberately kept the shelving low so that more light comes into the building.” New service kiosks, which are being introduced to libraries across Christchurch, will make it easier for customers to issue materials independently. Staff will work alongside customers to help them use the new equipment. The library is open on weekdays from 9am-8pm and from 10am-4pm on Saturday. This is a return to the timetable that was in place before the February 2011 earthquake. For  more information about library services visit:

Tree planting day at South New Brighton Park You, your friends and family, can join the Council Rangers, and help replant the South New Brighton  Park on Sunday 10 June 2012. This is a fun activity for people of all ages. Meet at the park end of  Ebbtide Street by 10am. Enjoy the free sausage sizzle at 1pm. Wear your gumboots and bring along a spade and gloves.

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Countdown to New Zealand IceFest begins When New Zealand IceFest opens 14 September to 14 October, Hagley Park Events Village will be transformed into Hagley Park Ice Station. Features at Hagley Park Ice Station will include a hovercraft and Hagglunds, a large ice skating rink, and talks at the UC Geo Dome on the

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For more information about volunteer planting days throughout the year visit and search volunteer planting.

Household hazardous waste can be disposed of free of charge at the recycling centre of your local EcoDrop. EcoDrops are located at: •  Metro Place, Bromley  •  76 Styx Mill Road  This is especially important if you are vacating your property because it is in the residential red-zone. Please dispose of your household hazardous waste safely before you leave the property by taking it to an EcoDrop.

Plan ahead to take full advantage of the fun especially during the September–October school holidays and follow progress on our website and blog at

New Zealand IceFest Director Jo Blair hopes the Hagley Park Ice Station will be full of volunteers who have  a story to tell about Antarctica. Having a link to Antarctica is important, but people don’t necessarily have to have gone there to have a fascinating story about their Antarctic connection. People who would like to be considered as a volunteer should email a short description about their Antarctic link and why they would like to volunteer. Please send to

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International Airport will also host an Antarctic Air Day.

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Check the weather before you leave home and wear appropriate clothing to keep you dry and warm (wet weather postponement day is Sunday 17 June).

Alan and Jackson enjoy planting at Dry Bush on the Port Hills.

big and small issues about Antarctica. Antarctic Trails will provide more family fun, and STILL LIFE: Inside the Antarctic Huts of Scott and Shackleton, will bring a visual and sensory experience taking visitors inside the historic huts of heroic polar explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. Christchurch

It is essential that this type of waste is disposed of correctly to prevent future environmental and health risks.


Hazardous waste includes items such as: household cleaning products, paint, LPG cylinders, automotive products, gas cylinders and garden chemicals. Make sure that you  separate any oxidisers (pool chemicals, peroxides, etc) and flammable items (aerosol cans, colvents, fuels, etc) from each other and from your other household hazardous wastes as these items may create a fire risk if stored together. If you are a red-zone resident and are physically unable (eg. elderly, disabled) to take your household hazardous waste to an EcoDrop, please secure all items in a safe, cool, dry and well-ventilated place and

contact the Council to inform them what you have left at the property. The household hazardous waste will be removed prior to demolition, as part of a joint venture between Christchurch City Council, Environment Canterbury and the Waimakariri District Council with funding set aside from the Government’s Waste Minimisation  Fund. For advice on hazardous waste contact the Hazardous Waste Advisory Service on (03) 941 8999 or 0800 800 169.



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THURSDAY MAY 24 2012 Advertising Feature

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Rod and Kath Cross live and work in Sumner. Chef Rod is a dab hand at foraging for food and has had a successful season gathering porcini mushrooms. Rod makes porcini oil which gives new dishes such as a delicious mushroom risotto with shaved parmesan and rocket - a unique flavour.

of the Sumner Business Association, to encourage people back to this vibrant suburb. Opposite the bistro are two fabulously decorated containers – one created by CPIT design school and the local community with support from D.J Hewitt Builders and Gordon Harris Art Supplies. The other is by artist Tony Cribb, courtesy of Bryan at L’Estrange Gallery on Nayland Street. The beautiful new village green, complete with the New Zealand flag and colourful bunting, can be seen from the dining room. So next time you are thinking of somewhere to dine why not visit The Cornershop Bistro and support the Sumner community?   Located on the corner, surprisingly enough, of Nayland Road and Marriner Street, the Cornershop Bistro is open for brunch Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am and for dinner Wednesday to Sunday from 5.30pm. Reservations are recommended so telephone them on 326 6720 to book a table.



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f you are looking for a special garment or designer label without paying top dollar and have time to browse, pop in to Dressed Up by Chree in Church Corner. Choosing pre-loved clothing is becoming a popular trend, says owner Chree Didham, who has hand-picked top-end garments for her shop that she describes as “trendy, stylish and excellent quality”. The shop has an abundance of modern and vintage skirts, tops, trousers, dresses and jackets in a large range of sizes, so that perfect piece is easy to find. Dressed Up by Chree is also the destination if you are looking for a dress for your daughter’s school formal. Their modern range of special occasion wear and ball dresses feature beautiful styling, attention to detail and vibrant colours in long or short designs. “You don’t need to pay top dollar to look gorgeous for any occasion,” says Chree. Expensive and high quality garments arrive daily at Dressed Up by Chree

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he earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 have affected us all and in many instances prevented us from carrying out our normal routines. Numerous community centres, church halls and other places that we may have visited regularly to practise our hobbies and interests have either been demolished or are still awaiting engineer inspections. Any rebuild, if at all possible, could be years away. The SeniorNet organisations in the Christchurch area, which for more than 15 years have been helping people over 50 to become more competent in using a computer and thus enabling them to take a full part in today’s information technology society, have not been immune. Many of them have had to find different premises or have waited for repairs to buildings to enable them to continue offering their tutoring services. Following these moves and repairs, all of the SeniorNets in Christchurch and surrounds are now fully operational at their Learning Centres located in the City, Ferrymead, New Brighton, Papanui, Riccarton, Rangiora and Ashburton. To celebrate this, to better promote SeniorNet within our communities and hopefully to encourage new people to learn to use their computers with confidence, a ‘S@vvy Seniors Expo’ is to be hosted by the Learning Centres and

will be held at the CBS Canterbury Arena Concourse on May 24 to 25. The main theme will be: ‘Technology to enhance your lifestyle’. Support is coming from major sponsors Noel Leeming, TelstraClear, Freeview, Suzuki, Nestlé and GrownUps plus the SeniorNet Federation of New Zealand. In addition to these well-known brands, many local companies will also be exhibiting their products and services with special promotions and discounts, including the chance to win an iPad tablet. As well as a wide range of exhibits to look at, seminars and demonstrations will take place throughout the event.

pace; no tests, no exams, just friendly helpful peers willing to assist. Put a note in your diary for May 24 to 25 for an enjoyable day out. Come along to the S@vvy Seniors Expo at the CBS Canterbury Arena Concourse where there is plenty of car parking and a café bring a friend or come in a party. The Entry Fee is just $5. Alan Hardy SeniorNet Canterbury (located in Ferrymead)

If you want to learn how to send emails to relatives and friends, store your digital photos so they are easy to find, sell and buy on ‘TradeMe’, write your memoirs, research your heritage, purchase with confidence online, plan and buy travel tickets and hotels for your holidays plus many other topics, then why not join a local SeniorNet? Do your children and grandchildren bamboozle you with their rapid attempts to tell you what to do on your computer? Having problems getting to grips with the latest mobile phones? Have a chat with the Learning Centre volunteers on how they can help you. Learn to use a computer at one of the local SeniorNets in a supportive environment at your own




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Happy Days in Spreydon Fifties fun: Clockwise from front left, Natalie Fleming, Jasmine Fibbens, Rachel Kerr, Danielle Johnstone, Sarah Smithies and Rosemary Baird-Williams were among the hundreds who dressed up to attend the Happy Days dance held at Spreydon Baptist Church on Saturday night (May 19). The 1950s-themed dance was organised to celebrate 25 years of the church’s Tuesday Christian Fellowship. Photo: Samantha Early

Uni mentors help Hornby high schoolers The university and school have joined forces to pilot the programme for year 11 to 13 students. The programme will run for 16 weeks involving 35 university mentors helping students prepare for their term three exams. Hornby High School principal Richard Edmundson said the programme was part of building learning pathways for the pupils. “These mentors have recently left high school and have firsthand experience of how to be successful in [school qualification] NCEA. In their mentoring they pass this valuable experience on to the Hornby pupils and assist them in creating pathways for their tertiary study,” he said. It is planned to expand the mentoring programme to the wider Hornby learning community, which includes Branston Intermediate, Gilberthorpe, Hornby Primary, Sockburn, South Hornby, St Bernadette’s and Templeton schools, next year. Learning inspiration: Hornby High School student Phillip Goundar, “This will give us a seamless educational pathway from 16, is mentored by University of Canterbury engineering student preschool through to tertiary study,” Mr Edmundson said. Andrew Hills, 18. Photo: Marcus Gibbs University of Canterbury mentoring co-ordinator Jane Hall said the mentors came from a cross-section of the university IT’S back to school for a bunch of University of Canterbury such as scholarship students, emer-ging leaders, established students who have taken up mentoring roles at Hornby High.

AN invitation to an evening on public speaking at Spreydon Community Toastmasters. Hear confident speakers, join in the fun of table topics, a chance to join new club in Spreydon, 7.15pm Thursday May 31, Barrington Bowling Club, Barrington St. Supper provided, plse contact John 338-3814 or Nicola 942-4125 or email YALDHURST Ladies Probus Club, is looking to welcome new members at their meetings in Upper Riccarton on the third Tuesday in each month. Variety of interesting speakers & arranged outings are held with friendly club, inquiries to Glenis 342-5350 or Jan 342-9202. HAGLEY Ladies Probus Club welcomes new members to join our club. We meet at Crockfords Bridge Club rooms, 218 Riccarton Road on first Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm & third Tuesday is our outings day, very interesting speakers & enjoyable outings are had by all. Good off-street parking available, plse contact Waverley 342-8226 or Joan 352-1338. 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. The Community Noticeboard is for non profit 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 which reserves the right to edit submissions or to withhold items from publication if they do not fit the criteria, or due to space constraints.

men-tors and the Maori and Pasifika teams. “They have all received extra training for this assignment and all have undergone the necessary checks to enable them to be involved in this programme. All are looking forward to the experience and we are looking at ways where one of the eight meetings will be held on campus rather than the school,” she said. Mentoring is not new for the university, which successfully launched a homework support project last year. Ms Hall hoped the university would be able to double the number of mentors in its team next year, while Mr Edmundson said a strong Hornby community would be further enhanced by this type of programme. “With time, we want to see our kids who are in this programme becoming mentors themselves and assisting the University of Canterbury mentors to support the younger pupils together,” he said.

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Student seeks new parking spot Jade Pengelly and Sally Murphy

A CHRISTCHURCH student was centimetres away from losing his beloved car in Hornby after a trailer became disconnected from a truck, nearly crushing his car last week. Lachlan Poole, 22, who studies at the Southern Institute of Technology in Hornby, received a text from a fellow student soon after arriving at class on May 15 telling him his car appeared to be trapped under a truck’s trailer. He discovered the trailer had disconnected from a truck and was perched precariously over his car. His car’s bonnet was halfway under the trailer but was miraculously undamaged. “The bonnet was covered by the trailer but it hadn’t touched it, only a bit of dust.” Mr Poole bought the car five months ago and parks it in the same spot on Buchanans Road every day. “I won’t be parking there from now on though,” he said. Hornby resident Glenis Hearn heard the

Close call: Lachlan Poole’s car narrowly missed being crushed by a truck trailer, which disconnected in Hornby last week. Photo: Kelly Wright

crash from inside her house and hurried outside to investigate. “I was standing in my kitchen and I heard this loud bang, it was like a big metal crack,” she said. She suspected one of the parked cars had been hit and was surprised to see how close the trailer was to damaging Mr Poole’s car. Police diverted traffic as a crane lifted the trailer back onto the truck. Ms Hearn said accidents were common along Buchanans Road but she had not seen one like this before.

News in brief Science students head south

event, which starts on June 29. They will be immersed in science activities like lectures from international scientists, museum visits and workshops on neuroscience, genetics and food chemistry. The students were chosen to attend based on their academic results and passion for the subject. Most of their trip costs are being supported by the Freemasons Charity Science Travel Award.

TWO students from southern Christchurch are among the 22 chosen nationwide to attend the Youth Australia & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) event in Dunedin. Riccarton High School student Joyce Wong, 16, and Cashmere High School student Carlos Smith Diaz, 17, were selected by the Royal Society of New Zealand to join 21 high school students from Australia at the six-day learning

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Leap of faith for Sydenham business SYDENHAM attraction Clip ‘N Climb’s directors say a $150,000 revamp shows they’re confident in the recovering Christchurch tourism industry. Clip ‘N Climb Christchurch was the first of what’s now an international climbing franchise business, and directors John Targett and Tim Wethey said they had no hesitation in re-investing. “This is a time when other businesses are closing down or leaving the city. Clip ‘N Climb is flourishing and we are confident to reinvest in our business and in the Christchurch economy,” Mr Targett said. The improved facility was officially reopened on Saturday, May 12, with a speech delivered by deputy mayor Ngaire Button, who thanked the company for demonstrating confidence in the Canterbury economy and

for their export success. Crusaders rugby player Tyler Bleyendaal made a spectacular entrance down the new eight-metre-high Vertical Drop Slide to ‘cut the ribbon’. As well as the slide, the latest attractions include a taller, new-look Leap of Faith; a new Stairway to Heaven, a maze themed Amazing and the vine-like Triffid, inspired by the carnivorous fictional plant species in the 1951 novel The Day of the Triffids. The Clip ‘N Climb franchise began with the Christchurch arena being built at The Roxx Climbing Centre in Sydenham six years ago. Now there are Clip ‘N Climbs all over the country, including Auckland, Wanaka and Ohakune, and internationally there are two in Canada, one in England and another underway in Cambodia.

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Hi Prime Minister: Cashmere Primary School students, from left, Luke Blackie, Dylan Corkindale, Olivia Willems, Sam Willems and Samantha Kirkness were visited by Prime Minister John Key at the school last Thursday, May 17. Sam had earlier written a letter to Mr Key inviting him to a barbeque at his house, to which Mr Key replied saying he would like to meet Sam and visit his school. Sam and his older sister Olivia lost their mum in the February 22 earthquake last year. Photo: Beccy Healey

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a Boutique Hair and Fashion pride themselves on making you feel a million dollars when you walk out of their salon. The friendly team are highly skilled who listen to what their clients want and are sensitive to your individual needs. Each of their stylists are fully qualified which is hard to find nowadays. You can be assured you will be able to relax and feel pampered at an affordable price. Check out their new location at 210 Colombo Street. The beautiful salon is a sunny villa with a rustic vintage and French feel, which captures a stunning view of the cashmere hills. After the February earthquake, La Boutique had to find new premises because its site at St Martins mall had to be demolished. Although it was a difficult time, owner

Sonya Mbonyinshuti says “We have now come back bigger and better than before and are feeling excited and positive about La Boutique’s future in our city”. Sonya and her team have been part of designing and directing hair for many years on photo shoots and catwalk shows, including one of New Zealand’s most successful fashion show ‘Style Christchurch’. She has worked alongside some of New Zealand’s top models, like Miss New Zealand 2009, Magdalena Schoeman, and supported her selected charity ‘Variety’. “I work with the best team ever, Cath Broome (manager), Sya Downie (style director), Joanna Clarke (Style Director) and Michelae (salon assistant). The very best part of my job is seeing them grow, flourish and expand their skills in hairdressing and also in their personal lives,” Says Sonya.

“It is evident from the first moment you walk in the salon the atmosphere of team work, friendliness, hard work, and creativity we all have to make you feel and experience something unforgettable. This is all credit to each of the staff employed here. We don’t just want you to be happy with your hair, but to come away feeling uplifted inside and out.” La Boutique cater for all your hair needs, specialising in women’s and men’s cuts and colours, along with creative hair ups for weddings and balls. Keep up to date by visiting their website or joining La Boutique on their Facebook page. Open Tuesday and Friday, 9am to 5.30pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 9am to 8pm and Saturday, 9am to 2pm. Call now for an appointment on 332 3285.



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THURSDAY MAY 24 2012 Advertising Feature

Fabulous hair for winter F or a new hairstyle or colour this winter, look no further than Sirocco Hair Studio in Mt Pleasant. The salon is in a handy location for that refreshed look without having to travel into the city. Until the end of June they are offering an amazing special. You can receive a colour, foils, cut and blow wave for $95 (normally $140) - some conditions may apply. Professional senior stylist Nicola Smith has owned Sirocco Hair Studio for over 11 years and has built up a loyal clientele base from around the Bay Harbour area as well as other parts of the city. Testament to their skill and professionalism is that many former local clients have returned to the studio despite living in other parts of Christchurch. New to the team at Sirocco Hair Studio are

Trina and Hayley. Trina has a wide variety of experience and has worked at another local salon as well as being a trained naturopath and massage therapist. Hayley is a fully qualified senior stylist and has also returned to work in the area. With both Juanita and Kerry expecting their first babies in July, it is reassuring to have experienced stylists join the team. The team at Sirocco Hair Studio knows how important it is to look after your hair that’s why they only use De Lorenzo colour and products, which are environmentally friendly. The naturally derived De Lorenzo range contains eight certified organic ingredients. “The colour we use is very low in ammonia, has no PPDs and is a lot gentler on the hair

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THURSDAY MAy 24 2012

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Romantic comedy at Court Theatre

A MIX of verbal jousting, slapstick comedy and romance is on offer in Much Ado About $$GET CASH NOW$$ Nothing, which opened at the Court Theatre last weekend. Minimum of $100* up to $5000* for Lisa Chappell (McLeod’s Daughters) any car, ute, van, 4WD & trucks and Roy Snow (Shortland Street) star in one of Shakespeare’s most-loved romantic comedies. A cast of 21 actors makes this production 115A Main South Road, Sockburn the largest staged at The Court’s new theatre. Ph: 03 348 6542 or 0800 576911 Beatrice (Chappell) and Benedick (Snow) are Conditions Apply* Selected makes and models only. two affirmed singletons engaged in a “merry war” of words until each is tricked into believing that the other is hopelessly • NO COMPLIMENTARIES Buy tickets at in love with them. Meanwhile, Claudio RICCARTON (0508 446 987) NORTHLANDS (0508 446 987) and Hero (Kyle Chuen and Lizzie Tollemache) are (3D) MEN IN BLACK 3• (M) (3D) MEN IN BLACK 3• (M) T -W 11:30, 1:50, 4:10, 6:30, 8:50PM Thu-Wed 11:30, 1:50, 4:10, 6:30, 8:50PM so in love they can (3D) THE AVENGERS (M) T 12:00, 9:20PM barely speak – until F -S 12:20, 6:20, 9:20PM S 11:50, 9:00PM (3D) THE AVENGERS (M) Claudio is fooled into M 6:20, 9:20PM



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6pm One News 7:00 Close Up 7:30 Coronation Street PGR John and Fiz go on an excruciating double date; Graeme learns the truth about David; Molly worries about Jack’s illness. 8:30 M Quantum Of Solace PGR 2008 Action. Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country’s valuable resources. Daniel Craig, Judi Dench. 10:35 One News Tonight 11:05 Tagata Pasifika R 11:40 Air Medics The Great North Air Ambulance crew faces bad weather, fading light, and wild terrain to reach patients in time.

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5:30 Hope And Faith 6pm Neighbours 7:00 Shortland Street PGR 7:30 Police Ten 7 Misbehaving teens think being under age makes them above the law. 8:00 Last Chance Dogs PGR 8:30 Once Upon A Time PGR Emma arrests Mary Margaret for suspected murder; Prince Charming must stop Snow White from attempting to assassinate the Evil Queen. 9:30 20/20 A look behind the scenes of Shortland Street. 10:30 Fringe AO R 11:30 Crash Course PGR

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thinking that Hero is unfaithful. Blundering through the plots are Constable Dogberry (Tom Trevella) and his inept night watch, providing much of the slapstick amongst the witty banter. Director Ross Gumbley said he was “embracing the irreverence of the script as well as the themes of appearances, deception laced through the plot”. Gumbley’s first involvement with Shakespeare was a 1984 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Riccarton Players. With The Court’s new theatre a short distance away from the old Mill Theatre, he is proud to be “bringing back the bard” to Addington. Designer Julian Southgate has created a set using forced perspective, moving staircases and visual trickery to combine the grandeur of 19th-century Italy with the idea “things aren’t always what they seem”. The season runs until June 9 with performances at 6.30pm on Monday and Thursday and at 7.30pm on Tuesday,

Romantic comedy: Lisa Chappell stars as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, which kicked off at the Court Theatre last weekend. Photo: Sabin Holloway

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. There is a 2pm matinee on Saturday, May 26. Tickets are $48 for adults, $41 for seniors, $39 for groups (10+), $29 for students and $19 for children. For bookings phone 03 963 0870 or visit

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AN AUSTRALIAN orchestra performing Russian folk music using traditional instruments will hold a concert in Christchurch on Friday, June 1. The Sydney Balalaika Orchestra specialises in folk tunes played on the balalaika and other traditional Russian instruments. The orchestra includes Russian, Australian, Malaysian, Scottish and Slice of Russia: The Sydney Balalika Orchestra. Armenian members. The performance starts at 7pm at the They have performed extensively in Middleton Grange Performing Arts Australia, including in the Sydney Opera Centre. House and Sydney Conservatorium of Tickets cost $15 and are available from Music, and at folk festivals. Dash Tickets at

MAINLAND Press has one copy of June Burney’s Love and Inspiration CD to give away to one lucky reader. To enter, email giveaway@ with June in the subject line, text June to 4494 (texts cost 50 cents) or write to June Burney CD Giveaway PO Box 39 176, Christchurch 8545. To be eligible make sure you include your name, address and daytime contact phone number. Entries close at 5pm on Thursday, May 31.

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5:30 Home And Away 6pm 3 News 7:00 Campbell Live 7:30 New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker PGR There is a surprise in store for both contestants and judges in a double pastry challenge. 8:30 The Finder AO When a family employs Walter to find their missing father and husband, the only help they can offer is a partial voice mail recording of his last message to them. 9:30 Tabatha’s Salon Takeover PGR Tabatha goes to Boston to transform a mismanaged salon with unprofessional staff and an owner who allows his stylists to walk all over him. 10:30 Nightline 11:00 Sports Tonight 11:15 Golf Club 11:45 In Plain Sight AO Friday 12:40 Infomercials 5:00 Joyce Meyer 5:30 Destiny Television With Bishop Brian Tamaki 6am 3 News – Firstline 8:30 Infomercials 10:35 The Talk PGR 11:30 Entertainment Tonight R Noon 3 News 12:30 Home And Away R 1:00 Dr Phil PGR R 2:00 The Dr Oz Show PGR 3:00 The Real Housewives Of New York City PGR 4:00 Rachael Ray 5:00 Everybody Loves Raymond R 5:30 Home And Away 6pm 3 News 7:00 Campbell Live 7:30 Glee PGR Blaine’s Hollywood actor brother comes to visit. 8:30 The Graham Norton Show AO 9:30 F Comedy Convoy AO R 10:30 Nightline 11:00 Sports Tonight 11:15 Pokerstar – The Big Game PGR


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IRB one step forward, two back The IRB has decided to implement some law changes during the upcoming season. It must be pointed out that these changes are going to be trialled, and depending on the outcomes they may well be introduced into the law book for the future. One law trial that I really do applaud is the proposal that at scrum, ruck or maul time, the ball can only be held for a maximum of five seconds before play has to be made of it, or the opposition team will be given the ball. We have all seen examples of this where the halfback stands at the back and looks around for a long time to sort out what are his best options, which frustrates me. The other time it happens is when time is running out and the team in front on the scoreboard “stuffs it up their jumpers” and runs the clock down. The opposition have no chance to gain the ball unless they do it illegally and incur a penalty. When Webb Ellis picked the ball up and ran with it, he did it because for him ball in hand made for rugby to be a spectacle not a dour scrap. At present, the ball is only in play for approximately 37 minutes in an 80-minute match. With the ticket prices and pay to view television, this is not great value for money. So, I say, make the players have to do something

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Mairehau Library thriving after quakes Brooklands woman wins Melbourne trip After losing her dream Brooklands home in the earthquakes, Kirstie Carpinter finally has something to smile about after recently winning a trip to Melbourne at the Palms. Ms Carpinter’s grocery shop receipt won her a trip for four to Melbourne as part of the mall’s Girls Night Out event. A Christchurch Hospital nurse, Ms Carpinter dropped into the shopping centre after finishing work to do her grocery shopping when she heard about the Girls’ Night Out event on the radio. “It was a case of perfect timing as I entered my Countdown receipt into the draw. “When my p.m. name was called I was in CUSTOMER: SHANDS OUTDOOR POWER LTD PROOF TIME 9/03/2012 2:03:11 shock. One of my friends in the crowd said REP ID: S59 LAST RUN: 03/27/12 8599975AA I was unresponsive and then it hit me. I SIZE: 18X8 was over the moon,” said Mrs Carpinter. Mrs Carpinter’s family had just moved Exciting win: Kirstie Carpinter and her into their dream house in February 2010, daughter Willa collect their Melbourne travel which they had spent three years building. prize from Palms manager Simon Carter afThe September 2010 earthquake dam- ter winning the mall’s recent Girls’ Night Out Event. aged the house beyond repair but it was still habitable. The February 2011 earthGoing strong: Mairehau Library president Doug Nissen and children’s librarian Luci Martin say their community quake made the situation worse. “My children have never been on a plane library is busier than ever. Mrs Carpinter said her family would take before and they are already looking up acthe trip in September after settling into tivities in Melbourne for us to do. It is reGina McKenzie their new Fernside home. ally exciting.” MEMBERSHIP numbers at the Mairehau Library and the adult library was added three years later. Mr Nissen said one of the biggest issues for the in Kensington Avenue have surged since the earthWoodend residents against new roundabouts library was funding. quakes. “The money we get from the council is dependent WOODEND residents are worried about predominantly favoured the Short Eastern The temporary closure of Shirley Library at the Palms mall following last February’s earthquake on how many books we issue and we rely complete- a proposal by the New Zealand Transport Alignment option and that the proposal for saw many Mairehau residents return to their local ly on volunteers to staff the library. Authority (NZTA)to add new roundabouts the roundabouts had come as a surprise. “All of the children’s books are free to borrow and along the Main North Road between Pinelibrary which has been operating since 1961. “NZTA has not yet come to a decision Mairehau Library president Doug Nissen who has the adult books are 70 cents each so it is quite rea- acres and Woodend. about which option to pursue. volunteered at the library for over 15 years said he sonable and we have no joining fee.” “I do know that many were worried when The proposal is part of NZTA’s Woodend Mr Nissen warned that it could be a case of “use it road corridor investigation. was delighted to see the library being so well-used they received notification by NZTA of the again after years of dwindling membership figures. or lose it” for the library over the long-term. At a recent Woodend residents’ meeting investigation but it’s all about opening up “It’s good to have a library here in the middle of concerns were voiced about the potential of dialogue so that these concerns can be heard “Our building was undamaged so people feel safe the community that all of the families and school the roundabouts to restrict access to proper- by NZTA before a decision is made.” coming to the library with their children. “We have definitely seen a lot more people com- children can easily access but it really is a case of ties along Main North Road, especially by Ms Wilkinson has invited New Zealand ing through the doors since the earthquakes,” he ‘use it or lose it’ to make sure we can keep going.” Transport Authority Capital projects manemergency services. If people want to volunteer at the library they can said. Waimakariri MP Kate Wilkinson said ager Colin MacKay to a meeting to discuss The library opened as a children’s library in 1961 contact Mary Taylor on 354 4268. she was told at the meeting that residents these concerns.


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Celebrating Success 2012 Open Night 5 June, 5:30 to 7pm Minister of Education Students from the University of Canterbury mentored and coached Pasifika students to achieve outstanding success in the NCEA exams in 2011. Our celebration this week, when the Minister of Education Hon Hekia Parata visited, was a wonderful fusion of cultural and academic success, showcasing innovation and collaboration between schools and the University to create significant change in academic outcomes for our Pasifika students.

NZ Tax Refunds and the Crusaders helping to rebuild rugby in the East Linwood College Rugby Football Club has received another boost, with Crusaders Ben Franks, Sam Whitelock, Top Year 10 Tom Marshall and Ben Funnell taking a skills and drills session with players yesterday afternoon. This year the club has grown to include two boys’ teams and a girls’ team and has an ambitious target to field a team in the Press Cup secondary schools rugby competition in 2015/16. Congratulations to the girls team who came third equal at the recent Canterbury College Girls Ruby Day. Students enjoyed a barbecue at the end of training, compliments of NZ Tax Refunds.

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Congratulations must go to the hospitality students, who, as part of their assessment this week, treated staff and visitors to two days of exquisite culinary delights in our onsite dessert restaurant.

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Congratulations to the following students, who received awards in our academic assembly, having achieved NCEA merit and excellence endorsements.

Ms Margaret Paiti, our Principal, is currently overseas, marketing Christchurch and international education, with a selected group of Christchurch educational leaders. She will return to Christchurch on 5 June.

Senior students visit the Careers Expo Students in Years 12 and 13 visited the Careers Expo this week, which provides a one stop shop of information for educational and employment pathways. Representatives from Universities, Polytechnics, Industry Training Organisations, Armed Services, Study Link and Career Services were all present for consultation and students found it extremely valuable.

Year 11 NCEA Endorsement with Merit Back Row: Poppy Wallace-Bell, Jack Montgomery, Wesley Mauafu,. Reuben Walker, Jordan Mines, Tom Irwin, Luke Thompson, Ryan Mead, Hugh Parsons Front Row: Mikiah Young-Carroll, Bodene Robertson-Wright, Jackson Day, Joachim van Wylich, Sam Lane, Finn Chirnside, Ashleigh Clarke, Courtney Te Moana-Bamford. Absent: Auriella Bainbridge, Carson Drain, Jaron Constable Hendry, Claudia Bowers Wilson, Edward McLean , Holly Reid, Robert Fraser, Chase Limmer.

Year 11 NCEA Endorsement with Excellence Back Row: Michael Fan, Sam Rodger, Luke O’Neill, Reuben Jensen, Kim Moore, Ariana Adams Front Row: Sandy Tran, Georgina Scott-Lindfield, Serena Patel, Emmy Armon, Caitlyn Frost, Hester Marriott, Elisa Stampfli, Esther Powell Absent: Zhipeng Lin, Liam Offer, Naomi McMahon Wicht.

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Year 12 NCEA Endorsed with Excellence and Merit Back Row: Amy Coomber, Michael McCraith, Charlotte Scott-Lindfield, Nichole Pierce Front Row: Amy Sissons (E), Jess Case (E), Karly Martin, Alex McCallum, Summer Rose McKinnon Absent: John Daniels, Nasima Zawari, Cameron Malcolm, Kayla Cranefield, Amber Lawrence, Claudia Roland.

Congratulations to Amy Reddecliffe who has won the Winding Road Scholarship, which provides financial support, and mentoring through the next six years. Amy is involved extensively in music at the college and is a top academic Year 11 student.

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New Brighton students enjoy capital break

Some bus timetables are changing Christchurch needs an efficient and well patronised public transport network. Since the earthquake, we have analysed how best to provide this and have identified six routes where we need to change the frequency of the buses.

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A DAY-TRIP to Wellington has helped 16 year seven and eight New Brighton Catholic School students take their minds off the earthquakes. The recent trip, which was funded by the New Zealand School Trustees Association and Lincoln Rotary, gave the students a muchneeded break, according to principal Deb Daines. “The students have been through a lot ever since the earthquakes so it was wonderful to have such an exciting day in a different city. “Four of the students hadn’t been on a plane before so it was a completely new experience Scary encounter: New Brighton Catholic School for them.” student Joseph Williams, 11, gets up close to The students visited Weta Workshops, Te Gollum at Weta Workshops. Papa, parliament and the Botanic Gardens. Ms Daines said one of the highlights for the students was seeing their local MP Lianne Dalziel speaking in the debating chamber. “Lianne has visited us at school so it was special for them to see what she actually does in parliament.” Learning how technology was used to create special effects at Weta Workshops was another interesting experience for the students. “It gave them a chance to see how the technology they are learning at school can be applied to real life, which was an eye-opening experience for a lot of them.”

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Future politicians: Year seven and eight students at New Brighton Catholic School prepare for a tour of parliament.

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Heaton students use artistic flair for fair trade Tania Butterfield

in Christchurch Cathedral for Fair Trade Fortnight, [with] self-portraits painted in fair trade coffee…and we served fair trade tea and coffee. “Last year we were to have had an exhibition in the cathedral again, but for obvious reasons didn't, so I displayed the work in our school library. These were paintings on primed coffee sacks using fair trade foods as paint.” Student Katherine Champian said she knew about slavery but learning more about fair trade and how the products they purchased could help end slavery was very interesting. Heaton Intermediate was the first Canterbury School to become Fair Trade certified in 2010.



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Principal Andrea Knight said it was important for students to know about how their purchases affected people overseas. “I think it really helps if our students have an understanding of global needs and the needs of different young people in different parts of the world. It really helps them to appreciate how advantaged they are living in New Zealand and it provides them with an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of other children,” Mrs Knight said. As a Fair Trade school, they attempted to use fair trade products wherever possible, she said. Students learnt about fair trade in their usual classes, but the Fair Trade Fortnight art project was a good way to reinforce the message.

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Heaton Intermediate students utilised their creative talent to celebrate Fair Trade Fortnight this year. Inspired by historical British slavery abolitionist and potter Josiah Wedgewood, about 120 year 8 students created their own fair trade sugar bowls. Mr Wedgewood produced a series of ceramic pieces to advertise the ‘slave free’ cause. The students made their own bowls out of clay and used fair trade materials such as coffee beans, rice, cloves and Indian rubber stamps to create patterns in the bowls. Art teacher Fiona Taylor said the school did something artistic for Fair Trade Fortnight each year. “Two years ago we held a big exhibition






Good cause: Heaton Intermediate students, from left: Louis Knight, Ally Aitkman, Amy Kim and Katherine Champian with the ceramic bowls they made during Fair Trade Fortnight. Photo: Tania Butterfield

AVONHEAD Rotary’s annual charity garage sale/boot sale to be held on Saturday, June 9 at Burnside Bowling Club 330 Avonhead Rd. To sell your goods, produce etc, to book site @ $15, or to donate goods, please deliver on Friday, June 8 to the bowling club. For bookings or collection of goods phone Denis 354-0553 or 027 4864787. YALDHURST Ladies Probus Club, is looking to welcome new members at their meetings in Upper Riccarton on the third Tuesday in each month, variety of interesting speakers & arranged outings are held with friendly club, inquiries to Glenis 342-5350 or Jan 3429202. HAGLEY Ladies Probus Club, welcomes new members to join our club. We meet at Crockfords Bridge Club rooms, 218 Riccarton Road on first Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm & third Tuesday is our outings day. Very interesting speakers & enjoyable outings are had by all, good off-street parking available, plse contact Waverley 342-8226 or Joan 352-1338. PAPANUI RSA market every Sat 8am-1pm, off Harewood Rd, signs out, plants, veges, clothes, bric a brac, books, fishing gear, food stalls etc. Under new management, new stall holders welcome, ph Craig 022 609-1497. CITIZENS Advice volunteers are on duty from Monday to Friday to assist you with any problems that you may have. This help is as close as the phone - 0800 367 222. It is free, impartial and confidential. You are most welcome to give them a call. 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 available on Thursday from 1-2pm. Phone assistance is avail from 9am to 5pm by calling 0800 367-222. QE2 Masters Swimming Club, is re-establishing at the Graham Condon Pool on Monday & Wednesday nights. Swimmers of all abilities are welcome for fitness & friendship, if you are interested we would love to hear from you, ph Sam 366-1789. OVEREATERS Anonymous, is eating a problem for you, are you suffering from anorexia, bulimia, obesity and or compulsive eating, there is a solution, meetings held weekly throughout Christchurch, all welcome 3653812.



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TAFS students make final plea A small contingent of theatre and film studies students marched through Canterbury University on the final day for student submissions against proposed cuts to the department. The 14 students presented acting deputy

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vice-chancellor Jarg Pettinga with a petition opposing the university’s plans to cut theatre and film studies, American studies and cultural studies. They collected 2703 signatures. First year TAFS student Morgan Hodgson said the May 18 deadline for student submissions was ridiculous as they never officially received any information about the cuts. All the information students obtained was leaked by department staff, she said. Miss Hodgson also questioned why vice-

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chancellor Rod Carr and pro-vice-chancellor Ed Adelson were both away on the day submissions closed. However, representatives of the group had accepted an invitation to meet Mr Carr on Monday. Whether their efforts to save the departments would be successful was yet to be seen. March: PhD student Cathy Neill supports the “The gut feeling is management have made theatre and film studies students who are fighting the decision already, but we have a right to to save their department. give our opinion,” Miss Hodgson said.

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Peace: A caricature of vice-chancellor Rod Carr shakes hands with students, demonstrating how communication between university management and students ‘should’ be.



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Best day: Cotswold Primary School students spent some time with their rugby idols Zac Guildford and Sean Maitland. Photo: Supplied

RUGBY-MAD students from Room 23 at Cotswold Primary School can say they have learnt their skills from two of the best rugby players in Canterbury after Crusaders Zac Guildford and Sean Maitland paid them a visit last week. Guildford showed the students how to hold a ball correctly, pass to another player and took them through a few running drills. Maitland showed the students how to kick

a rugby ball and kick a grubber kick. After the lesson, the students were able to ask the duo about life as a Crusader. Regan Sheahan, 10, said he had “heaps of fun”. “We got to meet the Crusaders in real life – not just watch them on TV,” he said. Keegan McGregor, 10, said he was excited to meet his rugby idols. “This is one of the best days I have ever had at school,” he said.

Last go: First year theatre and film studies student Morgan Hodgson leads protesters up the Central Library stairs holding a copy of their petition to save the TAFS, American studies and cultural studies departments. Photos: Tania Butterfield

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NASA interest in UC industrial coating research The creation of an industrial process to apply protective ceramic coating to metal machine parts by Canterbury University researchers has already caught the attention of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa).

Researchers at the Advanced Energy and Materials Systems Lab have tested the technology by applying a ceramic coating to a complex-shaped metal part. The breakthrough has been about 12 years in the making.

University professor hopes to bring Korea and NZ together Tania Butterfield Canterbury University’s Gateway Antarctica director Bryan Storey is in Korea starting to solidify a working relationship with Korean researchers in Antarctica. Mr Storey was appointed focal point coordinator for Antarctic Research Joint with Korea last week. The trip was planned prior to his appointment, but Mr Storey said he intended meeting with his Korean equivalent while there. He will lead a three-year project, funded by the New Zealand Government, which will focus on creating bonds between New Zealand and Korea so they can share research resources and expertise in Antarctica. Mr Storey has been involved in Antarctic studies since 1974 when he got his degree in geology from Trinity College in Dublin. His first job was with the British Antarctic Survey where he worked as a geologist and programme leader for 24 years. “I was interested in the appeal of working in a place like Antarctica. The extreme nature of the environment, the isolation and the fact that not many people had worked there. “[My first time there] was a totally amazing experience. We sailed by ship for six weeks. It was a completely different experience than it is now,” he said. Mr Storey became director of Gateway Antarctica in 2000. He applied for the focal point coordinator position because of the potential research opportunities it would provide New Zealand, although he admits he does not speak Korean and has not worked with them beyond attending the same conferences. A collaborative partnership with Korea could mean New Zealand researchers would be able to use the $90 million Jang Bogo Antarctic Research Station, which is being built in Terra Nova Bay, and a $1 billion ice-breaker ship, Mr Storey said. The Korean team was already working with United States and Australian researchers but had decided to use Lyttelton Port as a stop-off point for their ships. New Zealand already had collaborations with the United States, Italy, China, Germany

Mechanical engineering associate professor Susan Krumdieck invented the enabling technology, pulsed-pressure metal-organic chemical vapour deposition (PP-MOCVD) during her PhD thesis research in 1999. She spent the past 12 years undertaking scientific research and “thinking outside the box” to design coating machines for industry using the PP-MOCVD process. Canterbury University mechanical engineering PhD student Darryl Lee has since designed and built the first industrial-scale coating machine. Six staff members, three post-doctoral researchers, four PhD, six masters and more than 20 undergraduate students were involved with the project. The team also collaborated with researchers in the USA, Germany, Australia and Taiwan.

Ms Krumdieck said the technology could potentially be used in the dairy, medical, mining and industrial manufacturing industries. NASA and Teledyne had already contacted Ms Krumdieck to express their interest in the product, she said. “This is something industry has always dreamed about. Metal is of course the ideal material to make machines out of, but then the surface is susceptible to corrosion and wear. It’s like the holy grail of modern industry.”


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and Australia and building a relationship with Korea would be about furthering research into climate change, Mr Storey said. “A lot of research will be ship-based to start off with, working on the change we’re seeing in the Southern Ocean and the impact of those changes on the marine eco-system. “New Zealand has been working on these issues using some of the NIWA vessels but it’s a huge place. It’s a very big area to cover, so the more resources we have the better to address the issue of climate change,” he said. They also intend furthering their land-based research around the new Korean research station, he said. The first step to cementing the relationship was to hold discussions with the Korean team to find some common ground, Mr Storey said. Korea has increased its Antarctic expenditure from US$10 million to US$60 million over the past five years.

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