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October 26, 2011

We did it! All Blacks’ captain Richie McCaw holds aloft the Webb Ellis Cup after the All Blacks beat France 8-7 in the 2011 Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park on Sunday evening. Photo: Getty Images Images







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The glow of gold: All Blacks captain Richie McCaw handed over the Webb Ellis Cup to the injured Dan Carter to hold during the All Blacks victory parade through Christchurch yesterday. Thousands of cheering fans, both young and old, lined the route along Rolleston Avenue and Park Terrace to applaud the newly crowned world champion All Blacks. Photo. Chris Tobin

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“I don’t mind it being part of the haka, but if it were done in an everyday situation, I would feel disrespected.”

“I actually like it. It is unique to New Zealand and fitting with the World Cup being held here. It is a part of this country’s history and adds a bit of excitement to each game. The other teams should not take it personally.”

“I have no problem with it. It is part of the culture and a tradition which should be maintained. If it gives you a psychological advantage over your opposition, then so be it.”

“It is culturally appropriate. People who think it is not perhaps have a lack of cultural understanding. It is a symbolic challenge.”

“Good on them. It is a tradition. It has been done for hundreds of years so why stop for sport?”

“I think they should keep it because it is a war dance and is meant to scare the other team. It is a unique tradition that sets us apart from other countries.”

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It was “Go the All Blacks” for some and “Vive La France” for others at the Rugby World Cup Fanzone in Hagley Park on Sunday evening. The crowd gave loud and enthusiastic support to their respective sides. The vibrant evening ended in celebration for the All Blacks fans. Among those there were….

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Tumultulous scenes at victory parade Chris Tobin

AFTER being crushed down Rolleston Avenue as the All Blacks victory parade slowly proceeded to Hagley park yesterday afternoon, it became clear to me that the ABs have a broad fan base. Things were orderly and quite subdued at 3.25pm but not long after that, when the All Blacks, seated and standing on the back of four wheel drive vehicles, came into view, all hell broke loose: the crowds – mums and dads, grandmas and granddads,

small kids, Japanese students, people from a range of ethnic backgrounds and shrieking teenage schoolgirls, all surged forward. It became bedlam, outside the museum where the road was narrow and also especially around the vehicle in which All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, Dan Carter and coaches Graham Henry and Steve Hansen were travelling . The pushers and shovers came from a range of ages also. One diminutive

elderly woman was adept as anyone in this department as she trailed the ‘Richiemobile’ all the way down Rolleston Ave. She couldn’t get enough of the boys in black. And that went for thousands of others. “Corey Jane marry me,” said one sign.” “I love Ali,” said another. For quake weary Christchurch such scenes of joy haven’t been seen in the city for a long time. The parade was a tonic.

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FOR thousands of Christchurch people, from the mayor to the woman on the street, Sunday night’s nail-biting Rugby World Cup final, in which the All Blacks prevailed over a determined French team, was a huge morale-booster. “The All Blacks carried the hopes of the nation, including hundreds of thousands of Cantabrians, through the World Cup and on Sunday night they had to dig very deep for a win that all New Zealanders will remember for years to come,” Mayor Bob Parker said. “So many in the team, including all three coaches, captain Richie McCaw and players Dan Carter, Sonny Bill Williams, Kieran Read, Brad Thorn, Andy Ellis, Sam Whitelock and Colin Slade, have strong ties with our city. “In becoming the world champions the All Blacks demonstrated courage, self-belief and optimism – all traits which our residents are demonstrating every day as they cope with the difficulties of recovering from our earthquakes.

“The All Blacks are an inspiration for the way in which they became world champions. We can draw on their example as we tackle the equally huge challenge ahead of us in rebuilding our city.” Thirteen-year-old Lincoln High student Seth Murray, who carried the trophy on to the field with rugby legend Sir Brian Lochore, said he was a bit worried during the game because “the French played really well”. “I was shaking the whole way through, and then when the final buzzer went and Andy Ellis kicked it (the ball out, I was almost on my hands and knees. I was crying I was that happy.” Ex-Canterbury and All Black fullback Fergie McCormick described the result as “huge”. “New Zealand put a lot of work into this world cup, rugby-wise and right throughout New Zealand with all the things that have been going on, and the end result, is it’s a huge thing for New Zealand as you could see by the crowds in the streets.”

Mr McCormick also reflected on the loss of games in the city. “What the Canterbury people missed out on here is huge and Johnny round the corner on the street just doesn’t realise.” That didn’t deter CTV receptionist MaryAnne Jackson from making the most of the occasion. “We had an amazing night watching the final. One of my friends had built a stand and decorated it with black and white crepe paper. We enjoyed delicious food and danced until the early morning.” Mainland Press administrator Natasha Walters watched the match at the Darfield Hotel. “The atmosphere was really great and the pub was decorated with the staff all wearing silver ferns tattoos. “We had a really fun night with everyone getting into it. “On the way back into Christchurch we could hear lots of screaming and excitement.”


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From the editor

Chris Tobin

It’s party time FOUR more years, four more years, the Wallaby halfback George Gregan chanted at beaten All Blacks in 2003. Not now. It’s not four more years. It is ours now – for another four years – the Rugby World Cup. As All Black great John Kirwan said, the monkey is at last off our back, the monkey being New Zealand not having won the World Cup since 1987. That all has gone. Let’s enjoy the moment, savour this Rugby World Cup victory which has brought a wonderful psychological boost around the country, and more importantly in our quake wracked city. Late on Sunday evening the streets around Hagley Park were alive with people whooping with joy, car horns were beeping as thousands spilled out of the Hagley Park Fanzone. Yesterday thousands thronged Rolleston Avenue to see our heroes, Richie McCaw and his team complete their victory parade down the avenue to Hagley Park. The scenes since Sunday evening have swept aside the reality that watching the match was more agonising than pleasurable as the French proved formidable opponents. All Black legend Colin Meads said he was a nervous wreck by the time the match ended. He wasn’t alone. A torrent of words have followed – about how the

All Blacks showed guts and character, how a fourth string first five-eighths in a too small tight fitting No. 21 jersey kicked the winning points, how “huge� winning this World Cup was. We’ve seen hard man Brad Thorne in tears, Richie McCaw repeating for the umpteenth time how great it all feels; there’s been a tickertape parade down Queen St in Auckland. It’s party time and after the years of planning and disappointments of other World Cups, boy, don’t we deserve it. Years ago when the All Blacks beat South Africa for world supremacy the Boks guru Danie Craven told a packed Eden Park, “it’s all yours New Zealand.� Today the World Cup is all ours, we’re the world champions. The 2011 All Blacks now join the 1905 Originals, the 1924 Invincibles, the 1987 side and several others in the pantheon of the great All Black teams. While it was a team effort, skipper Richie McCaw probably exemplified the All Blacks’ effort best. Troubled by injury he led from the front, carrying the hopes of a nation on his shoulders and in so doing achieved perhaps his finest hour. As American football coach Vince Lombardi said: “I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.�

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Memories: Barbara Callaway, 88, has fond memories of working as a Land Girl during World War 2 at the Rydal Downs farm near Rangiora. Photo: Samantha Early

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Victims’ interment site Many will not only empathise with Mark Maynard (Mainland Press, October 19) through the void in his and his children’s lives resultant in the tragic loss of his wife Kelly in the PGC building, but admire his passion, enlightenment and sensitivity to revere her sacred ashes to the interment site within Avonhead cemetery in conjunction with Shawn Lucas, Rhea Mae Sumalpong, Elsa Torres De Frood and Valerie Volnov as unidentified victims in the flame ravaged CTV building. These internments will initiate emotional significance and symbolic steps towards a grieving process and semblance of closure for these families. This will be actioned within a tranquil setting surrounded by established trees and magnolia bushes in a park like setting within a defined grass circular

green. This internment site , with consideration of families of unidentified victims having been developed in conjunction with Christchurch police, and the chief coroner’s office is interdenominational and bearing design status symbolic of central city. Exposed aggregate paths, transversing into a central area incorporating a solid plinth symbolic of Cathedral Square and converged by four stone surrounds symbolic of the four avenues is innovative and bears testimony to the foresight of those who engineered it. Funding for this site being allocated from the earthquake mayoral relief fund denotes the integrity of the Christchurch City Council over this entire issue. Gary Knight, Hoon Hay

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Recognition at last for land girl

WHEN Barbara Callaway was growing up all she wanted to do was go farming. It was an unusual choice for a “town girl� who had a privileged Christchurch background, attending Rangi Ruru School and living in a very large house with two maids and a gardener. But when World War Two broke out, she had her chance - the women’s land service which kept farms functioning while the men were away. “I was down the street so fast to join.� Her first two jobs did not work out well – her work milking cows and looking after Clydesdales at Fairlie ended after the farming manager had a roving eye, she then spent six months on a farm near Darfield, but contracted cow pox and came up in boils due to being fed an insufficient diet. It was a case of third time lucky when she worked for the Ensor family at Rydal Downs, near Rangiora, with three other land girls. “It was magnificent, here I had a proper job, a fulltime tractor driver and mechanic and I was consulted about how much land

I could manage.â€? With the land girls working, the farm doubled its food production. Mrs Callaway recalls being snowed in for six weeks during the big storm of 1945 and planting yellow mustard seed plants in a field of dark green rapeseed, to spell out ‘lonely land girls here’ in six-metre high letters. “We were on the direct route from Wigram Airport where the trainee pilots did cross country trips‌we were inundated with parachutes and messages and handkerchiefs. We had a ball.â€? She and Mr Ensor invested in a header harvester and became quite famous in the district. When the men came back she left the farm and later married war veteran Jack Callaway, they had two sons and she now has three grandchildren Mrs Callaway, now 88, read about former land girls receiving medals of recognition in the Mainland Press in August and contacted Veterans Affairs with her story. Member of Parliament Nicky Wagner presented her with her long-awaited medal last week.


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Business owners committed to Ferrymead Christine de Felice

DESPITE the setbacks caused by the earthquakes, and the fact that the area is zoned white, the mood of Ferrymead business owners spoken to by Mainland Press remains reasonably upbeat. Barry Meservy, owner of Paper Plus, said it would take two years for the area to get back to a normal trading environment, but for now they were “doing OK�, even though things had changed. “People’s buying habits are different. They are buying books as a wee treat, something to take their minds off what’s happened and what’s still to happen.� Mr Messervy said the business had had continual growth over the last 10 years, which it achieved by maintaining a point of difference and pleasing as many people as possible. The shop had built up a loyal customer base, and Mr Messervy believed that when people started returning to their rebuilt or repaired homes they would come back. “We’re here to stay and we just have to be patient for the next two years. I believe Ferrymead was on the way to providing most of the things people need and I hope this will happen once the area starts to grow again.� Units in the strip of seven across the other side of Ferry Road, at number 1004, sustained damage in the February quake, and their future is uncertain. Jeff Lowe of Wright Spa Pools, which owns units one and two, said spa pool sales were down about 40 percent, and they were

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only selling about 12 to 15 pools a month. With spa pools being a luxury item that people don’t actually need, the business was already being affected by the recession and the earthquakes had made it a “double whammy�, Mr Lowe said. However, they were getting some pool repair work. The showroom floor had sustained damage and was sloping down, which could be seen from the uneven level of water in one of the pools. The worst damage to the premises was caused when the coffee machine, which had been attached to the mains water supply, was ripped out of the wall resulting in significant flooding. The premises had been cleaned up, but major repairs would not be done until the future of the buildings was determined, and the insurance had been paid out, Mr Lowe said.

Along at unit seven, chocolate maker Philippe de Spa had set up shop, having been moved out of his premises across the road by a Cera section 38 directive. “Christmas is our busiest time so we have to keep going,� Mr de Spa said. “We will stay here (in these premises) as long as we can. The business has been in the area for 20 years and we want to stay in Ferrymead.� Whether a new building would be built on the previous site would depend on all the former occupants of the 10 units reaching an agreement, he said. A recent arrival in Ferrymead, ASB, which currently operates out of a portacom, also planned to stay in the area, general manager branch banking, Grant Gilbert said. “We were planning to build a branch there before the earthquakes and we are committed to being out in this area if the right space becomes available,� Mr Gilbert said.

Community gives feedback on Ferry Rd plans MORE than 200 people took part in the Christchurch City Council-led suburban centres programme focus group and drop-in sessions on the recovery of the Ferry Road/Main Road corridor last week. Council healthy environment programme manager Jenny Ridgen said the sessions were organised to help the council find out local knowledge and

gather information vital to the recovery and rebuild of the Ferry Road/Main Road corridor, a key arterial route connecting the city to the sea. “People came with a wide range of information and ideas, but there were consistent themes coming through,� she said. “People liked the idea of creating a village identity for Woolston and an edgy industrial

feel for Ferrymead, making these ‘people friendly’ areas that have a better connection to the river and the sea.� Other ideas had included a cycle lane along the Heathcote River, better pedestrian spaces and street plantings. Traffic issues, improving access to public spaces and providing safe crossings also featured. Ideas and options will be presented

in the draft master plan, which the council aims to consult on in April 2012.

Govt too slow on trade training says Labour Tom Doudney

DEPUTY Leader of the Opposition Annette King has criticised the Government over its “slow response� to putting more trade training in place during a visit to Christchurch on Thursday. Ms King and Labour’s spokesperson for earthquake recovery Clayton Cosgrove told Mainland Press the Government had had more than a year to get local people into skills training and it was inexcusable for the country to be “importing foreign workers�

because of a lack of qualified locals. Ms King said the issue was underscored by the fact there were more than 150,000 people unemployed around the country. “There are jobs but we don’t have the skills to fill them.� The Government announced recently it would treble the number of places available at the Canterbury Tertiary College and set up a new academy for agriculture, providing around 550 new places altogether,

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but Mr Cosgrove said with between 30,000 and 40,000 trained people needed to rebuild the economy that was “a drop in the ocean�. “A year ago after September 4, we knew that we had to build a lot of stuff and if we’d have had those young people in trade training for a year they’d be hammer-ready, wrench-ready, screwdriver-ready, plastering-ready, ready to roll.� Minister for Tertiary Education Steven Joyce did not respond to requests for comment.

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NEW Brighton Eco-market organiser Frauke John is on a mission to revitalise the seaside suburb with a weekly market which restarts on Sunday. Ms Frauke said the New Brighton mall market was well received by the local community when it was launched a year ago but then suffered an earthquakeinduced hiatus. She believed the time was ripe to relaunch the market to coincide with changes in consumer spending habits over the last eight months. “Since the earthquake people have become more conscious of where their food comes from and there’s a real need for a market like this to encourage people to shop locally. “The market is all about reducing our environmental footprint while drawing the community together in a positive way and moving forward together.” Ms Frauke said 24 stallholders have signed up and stalls will include a range of items from organic fruit and vegetables through to eco-products and up-cycled crafts. Entertainment and live music will also be on offer. “It’s a great opportunity to refresh New Brighton and for people to network in the local community. “I hope to draw people from all over Christchurch and tourists back to our area to appreciate all the natural Pedal power: Eco-market organiser Frauke John samples a smoothie she produced beauty that we have.” using Stephen Muir’s cycle powered blender. Ms Frauke believed New Brighton would prosper if people worked together to create a new blueprint for market will be a focal point for like-minded people to share ideas and the area. get the area thriving again.” “We just need a few people to take that first step and I think this The market runs from 10am-1:30pm.

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A MERE week after September’s earthquake Linton Gray had already clocked up 297 kilometres driving around Kaiapoi assisting residents and over a year later he remains deeply involved in the town’s earthquake recovery process. “There are so many unsung heroes and I’m just one of many people who have helped out in the local community. “Kaiapoi is a really special town with a great spirit and everyone wanted to help their neighbours.” Although his own house was destroyed by the earthquake, Mr Gray put his consulting business on hold while he worked as a fulltime volunteer for the Waimakariri Earthquake Support Service and as a Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority community forum member. “A lot of my work has involved just talking to people, helping them sort Local hero: Linton Gray has spent over 1500 through all the forms and advocating on hours helping earthquake affected Kaiapoi residents. their behalf.” Mr Gray said the earthquake reinforced communication channels have really Kaiapoi’s already strong community improved. bonds and led to the formation of a “The grassroots community level of residents’ association of which he is deputy interaction in Kaiapoi has provided a chairperson. really successful recovery model for other “We now have over 200 members so communities.”

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Mr Gray said helping others came naturally as his grandfather helped many families during the Depression by providing free groceries from his Kaiapoi store while his father worked behind the scenes to help the town throughout his life. “It’s in my genes to help others and it’s just something my family has always done. “I got a phone call on Christmas Eve and I could tell that the people were really stressed. “They felt sorry for asking me to help but the way I look at it they ended up having a relaxing holiday after we sorted out the problem. “I’m really passionate about Kaiapoi so I’ll always do my best to help those in need.” Mr Gray said he believed Kaiapoi had a very bright future to look forward to. “Kaiapoi will develop to the north and west and it’s a really exciting time for the area. “We can become a redevelopment model for other towns to follow.”

New Brighton community gardens open day A WIDE variety of events will be happening at the New Brighton Community Gardens annual open day on Saturday. From bee keeping presentations to low cost

seedlings and children’s games the open day has something for all age groups. Live music will be provided along with Devonshire teas.

The event runs from 12pm to 3pm and entry is free. The gardens are located at 136 Shaw Avenue at the side entrance to the domain.

City’s pools reopening

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SEVEN of Christchurch’s outdoor swimming pools are being prepared for summer openings. Many of the city’s pools required earthquake repair work, including several Christchurch City Council facilities. Council recreation and sports manager John Filsell said some council pools would remain closed this summer but many would be ready in time for summer. “It’s nice to take another few steps towards normality, and we can look forward to having more options for

fun, fitness, and family outings.” Pools reopening this summer are Jellie Park’s outdoor pool, Halswell Aquatic Centre, Templeton Pool, Belfast Pool, the paddling pools at the Botanic Gardens, Spencer Park and Edgar MacIntosh Park. Pools still closed due to earthquake damage include Waltham Lido Pool, Lyttelton Norman Kirk Memorial Pool, the paddling pools at Scarborough, New Brighton and Abberley Park. Governors Bay community outdoor pool requires further assessments before a decision can be made.




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26 October 2011

Changes to this year’s NZ Cup & Show Week this Friday 28 October. The Carriage Paddock area will be strictly R18. Riccarton Cup Day will also be capped to 20,000 people for the first time this year to ensure it is a comfortable and enjoyable day for everyone attending. All other race days at Riccarton and Addington during Cup Week are non age restricted events, however both Cup Days will be using wristbands to identify those drinking and those found to be intoxicated will be asked to leave the event. This year’s Canterbury A&P Show will run from Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 November with non stop entertainment, competitions, shopping, exhibitors and rides. There will even be some nuptials taking place this year with More FM’s Wedding on Show. A Christchurch couple won the radio competition and will tie the knot in front of a crowd of 60,000 people on Showday, Friday 11th of the 11th 2011 at 11.11am. Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker encourages people to make every effort to attend the events during Cup Week and join together to celebrate the city’s anniversary.

New Zealand Cup and Show Week is just around the corner with all the racing, fashion and farmyard atmosphere that makes Canterbury Anniversary the best week of the year in Christchurch. Christchurch City Council Marketing Manager Richard Stokes says while most of the events from 5 – 12 November are back on for this year, some will have a different look and feel.

“The main difference at Addington’s Cup Day will be the new developments in place of the earthquake damaged Main Public Stand that has been pulled down. I’m sure people will enjoy the new seating, marquees, food outlets, bars, stages and big screens in its place.” Mr Stokes says another big change is the Canterbury Racing Club’s decision to make Christchurch Casino NZ Cup Day at Riccarton Park on 12 November an R18 event.

“Restricting the event to those 18-years-old and over will help manage issues of underage drinking and will particularly protect the unique ‘car park party’, which enables people to self cater food and beverages.” Some exceptions apply for those accompanying a minor in the reserved car parks and the member and corporate stands, however they will need to be registered through the Canterbury Racing Club before

“While the challenges we face are ongoing, it’s important to be able to take some time out and enjoy life. Cup Week will be a chance to do just that,” Mayor Parker says.

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With planning well underway, tickets for next year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show, presented by Egmont Seed Company, from 7 – 11 March are on sale from Tuesday 1 November.

Come along to the Waterwise Gardening Workshop at the Botanic Gardens on Sunday 30 October between 11am and 3pm and learn: ∤ all about composts and mulches and what you can do to keep your plants healthy over summer

Water restrictions reminder Our water pumps, reservoirs and pipe network have been severely damaged by the earthquakes. This means we need to reduce the amount of water we use over summer.

∤ plant choice and watering tips ∤ summer vegetable gardens – yes, they can grow over summer!

What does this mean for you? ∤ Unattended hoses, sprinklers and garden irrigation systems are not permitted at any time.

Event details: 11am – 3pm, Sunday, 30 October

∤ No outdoor water use on Mondays.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens (outside the Information Centre and Kiosk).

Even numbered properties

(If wet the workshop will be cancelled but there will be a stand in the Council tent at the A&P Show).

∤ Hand-held watering only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Odd numbered properties

We need your support to avoid total outdoor watering bans this summer.

∤ Hand-held watering only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Car washing is permitted on your allocated day.

General Manager for the Show Dave Mee says, “After the loss of this year’s flower show it feels good to be moving forward, and putting tickets on sale for 2012 is a great milestone. “We’re really confident next year is going to be a fantastic event. With our new sponsor on board and an influx of flowers planned – it’s going to be a bright and beautiful time in the city.” Those who have not already applied for a refund on their tickets from the cancelled 2011 Show need to do so before 31 January 2012. See for information on applying for a refund or call the Council’s customer call centre on 03 941 8999. Alternatively, people can donate their 2011 ticket refund to the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake appeal. So far almost $60,000 has been donated from Ellerslie tickets.

Christchurch Resident Special Tickets are $22 per person and available from Tuesday 1 November through to 30 November 2011.

Earlybird ticket prices for 2012 are $29 and available from Tuesday 1 November through to midnight Monday 13 February.

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketek, Council service centres or online at | | Council info line 941 8999 | Peninsula callers 0800 800 169




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THE 5.5 aftershock on October 9 made “no material change” to the much quake damaged Grand Chancellor Hotel according to the hotel owners. Grand Hotels group general manager (Australia and New Zealand) Frank Delli Cicchi said an assessment had been made and the building had not moved. “I guess looking at the building it gives the impression that it is worse than it seems.” The roof was expected to be taken off in the middle of the month and Mr Delli Cicchi said this would now start either this week or the week after. “Most of the carpark alongside has gone now.” A final completion date demolishing the building was uncertain. Mr Delli Cicchi said it could be between nine and 12 months.

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Some waterways still out of bounds UNTREATED human sewage is still being discharged into the lower Avon River and Scarborough Beach because of earthquake damage to wastewater systems. Immediately after February 22 large volumes of untreated wastewater were discharged into the rivers, estuary and the sea. Environment Canterbury (Ecan) said regular sampling has shown Waimairi, New Brighton, South Brighton, Sumner, and North Beaches are now safe for recreation. However the lower parts of both the Avon (Ōtākaro) and Heathcote (Ōpāwaho) rivers, as well as the Avon-Heathcote Estuary (Ihutai) and Scarborough, south of Cave Rock, are still off-limits because of the sewage discharges. Ecan surface water quality scientist Michele Stevenson said they were hopeful the areas wouldn’t be closed all summer. “Those three areas are the only continuous

discharges we’ve still got, the city council is working really hard to get those stopped, it’s really hard to put time frames on these things especially if we have big rainfall events like we had (last Wednesday),” she said. People were still being asked to avoid beaches for two days after heavy rainfall because the rain could wash faecal matter into the sea. Bacteria and viruses in the water can cause serious illness such as liver or kidney failure. Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council have been working with scientific and health organisations to monitor the public health status of the city’s rivers, estuary and beaches and samples are being taken from the sites for monitoring every week. An up-to-date map of earthquake affected waterways is available online at

Off limits: Raw sewage is still being discharged into stormwater pipes at Scarborough Beach, a popular surfing spot between Cave Rock and Scarborough Hill, so it remains closed for recreation. This photo was taken on February 21, 2011. Photo: Samantha Early

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LINCOLN Envirotown and Selwyn District Council are about to launch this year’s Zero Waste Week, starting on Saturday. Selwyn District Council solid waste manager Gavin Sole said the Zero Waste Week was set up to encourage people to focus on how they can reduce, reuse and recycle, with the aim of reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. “Selwyn District does pretty well, but we can all have a bit of a think about ways to improve what we do with our waste. We’ve got some activities planned to help people out,” he said. Lincoln New World will host the opening on Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Mr Sole and Lincoln Envirotown representatives will be at the opening to provide information and answer questions.

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Brass band concert rescheduled loving audience who enjoy daytime entertainment. It is just amazing to be able to have a national icon perform with us and help raise money for a great cause.” Along with the ‘50s Up Brass Band’ the concert will also feature young musical extraordinaire Matthew Harris. The concert starts at 2pm. Tickets cost $24 plus a transaction fee, and are available from Ticketek outlets at CBS Arena, Northlands Mall and the Palms Shopping Mall.

THE HIGH cost of sections in Christchurch prompted economist Geoff Butcher to create a co-operative initiative to purchasing land. “There’s a lot of talk but not much action so I decided to come up with a new approach. “If people work together to develop a section they can save the profit margin and get the section for about 75 percent of the usual cost.” Mr Butcher said he had identified a few blocks of land on the outskirts of Halswell and believed that he could create sections on this land for about $130 000. “If we could get enough people to join the co-operative then we’d definitely be able to put our purchasing power to good use.” Mr Butcher said the idea of cooperative land purchase was nothing new but remained relatively rare in New Zealand. “It’s a much more sustainable approach to urban living which offers people the chance to purchase affordable sections. “Christchurch can’t recover if we don’t have a range of sections to offer people. “We need to give people a reason to stay here.” Mr Butcher said his initiative would be particularly appealing to those

Outside the square: Geoff Butcher has come up with an innovative approach to solve the high cost of sections in Christchurch.

who were looking for a variety of different sized sections that fell outside those traditionally offered by some developers. “Subdivisions don’t always offer a wide range of sections but we’d be able to offer sections from 250 square metres through to 750 square metres which would suit all types of people from singles to retired people and families.” Mr Butcher said he has over 60 people interested in his initiative and hoped more would become involved.

Liquor store plan abandoned Talented performers: Suzanne Prentice will be performing at the Brass Band Variety Concert.

AN annual brass band concert, which was rescheduled due to February’s earthquake, will be held on Monday afternoon at CBS Arena. The concert is a fundraiser for Arthritis New Zealand. Concert manager John Nimmo said he was pleased to be able to continue the 17 year tradition of bringing the concert to the Christchurch community. “After such a traumatic year, this afternoon of music and laughter is just what people need. It’s a chance to forget about their worries and catch up with old friends. “It’s traditionally been aimed at seniors and we have a very loyal audience. This year, with Suzanne Prentice at the show, we hope to attract a new country

A SURPRISE announcement delighted more than 100 people who gathered last Thursday at the Mairehau Primary School hall to fight a liquor store proposed at the entrance to the school. Christchurch Central MP Brendon Burns, who helped organise the meeting, told those present that he’d just been advised the licensing application for the discount store had been withdrawn late that afternoon. Mr Burns said his office had printed hundreds of submission forms for people to lodge their objection. “By the afternoon, more than 189 objections had already been lodged. A liquor licensing officer told our meeting it was the most he had seen in such a short space of time. The Ashburton-based liquor retailer advised he was pulling the application. “This illustrates the power of a community which is galvinised and ready to work together. The school, parents and local businesses all rallied, getting submissions signed and alerting their networks,” Mr Burns said.



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Quake documentary to mark re-opening A DOCUMENTARY that provides an insight into the lives of Christchurch residents following February’s earthquake will reopen The Palms Reading Cinemas on November 16. When a City Falls chronicles how ordinary residents coped and survived after the earthquake and offers a raw perspective of the disaster. Reading Entertainment’s managing director Wayne Smith said it was fitting that the documentary’s world premiere would double as the official re-opening of the company’s cinema at The Palms. “We’re honoured to be hosting the world premiere of When a City Falls and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate and important film to re-open with. “It will certainly great to be open for

business again for the first time since February, but also to be playing a role in helping Christchurch get back on its feet. I think it’s really important that people are able to return to some of the simple pleasures, like going to the movies, and restore some sense of normality to their lives.” One of the film’s producers, Alice Shannon of Christchurch’s Frank Film, said the movie offered a poignant look at people’s responses to one of New Zealand’s worst natural disasters. “At its heart, When a City Falls is a story about Christchurch’s people and how they survived and coped following the earthquake. At times the film captures very raw emotions and I have no doubt many people will find it moving.”

Homes workshop Ruins: The hall partially collapsed during February’s earthquake and was later demolished.

AFTER losing their building and equipment in February’s earthquake the Canterbury Caledonian Pipe Band is hoping locals will support their fundraising garage sale on Saturday in New Brighton. “We lost thousands of dollars of equipment and uniforms in the earthquake. “Unfortunately our insurance didn’t cover the entire loss so we have to pick up the extra cost. “It’s been hard but we’ve kept on trucking and hope the community will be able to rally around,” band member John Grant said. Mr Grant said the band, which was established in 1902, hoped to attend various competitions around New Zealand but needed more funding to replace the lost uniforms and equipment. “We want to keep on representing Canterbury and give back to the province so it would be great if we could attend these competitions.” The garage sale will run from 7:30am to 3pm at 43 Oram Avenue. There will be also be a sausage sizzle and the band will provide entertainment. Anyone wishing to donate items can contact Mr Grant on 388 9684 or 027 332 8257 to arrange drop off or Pre-quake: The 88-year old Caledonian Hall prior to pick up. February’s earthquake.

PEOPLE interested in designing or remodeling their home are invited to attend a living architecture workshop in New Brighton on Sunday. The workshop hosted by architect and eco-builder Peter Cowman provides tools for planning and creating low-cost eco friendly buildings. Mr Cowman will lead participants through the process of clarifying their needs and dreams along with the material and construction possibilities for developing existing and new homes. The workshop costs $20 for wage earners and $15 for unwaged participants and will run from 1:30 to 5:30pm at Community Gardens, 136 Shaw Ave.












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For a start they do all aspects of hairdressing, have modern new premises, so that getting your hair done is an absolute treat! Owner Cheryl and senior stylist Genna are delighted to welcome Simon to the team. Simon has been a hair stylist for 25 years and has worked all over the world. His favourite places are Sweden and England. Previously, Simon ran The Den in Poplar Lane before working with Central Hair Co at Ballantynes. However, due to the earthquakes, he was forced

out of the premises and had to work from home, but soon realised he missed not working in a proper salon. He is thrilled to be given this opportunity again at Ali Barbers. “I really wanted to work in Sumner. I didn’t want to be stuck in a suburban salon,” says Simon. He wants to let his loyal clients know he is here and welcomes new clientele. A fantastic special awaits you. Just book a colour and cut with Simon in November and you will receive 30% off your colour! The stylish black-andwhite salon has all the latest equipment, including reclining

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Entertainment Cinemascoped Kate McRae 2011 Alfa Romeo Italian Film Festival Wednesday 19th October–Wednesday 2nd November Time: Various sessions | Dates: Every day, Wednesday 19th October–Wednesday 2nd November | Venue: Hollywood Cinema, 28 Marriner Street, Sumner | Official Website: www. | Ticket Info: The Hollywood Cinema, Sumner | Contact Phone: (03) 326 6102 Piper Heidsieck French Fest Friday 28th–Sunday 30th October Full event details are now online at Rockers of Ages Choirs for Elders with The Muse Wednesday 26th October–Monday 19th December Time: Various (see description) | Venues: St Albans, Aranui, Kaiapoi and Sumner | Venue Information: (see description) | Official Website & Ticket Info: | Pricing: Donation | Contact Phone: (03) 388 0433 Canterbury Short Film Festival Tuesday 25th–Friday 28th October Time: 6.30 for tickets, screenings 7pm | Dates: October 25–28 | Venue: Elmwood, Venue, Libraries New Brighton and South | Official Website & Ticket Info: | Pricing: $5 for all tickets this year | Contact Phone: (03) 365 6151 The Big Dinner Thursday 27th October Time: 6.30pm | Venue: Clink Restaurant & Bar, Sumner | Pricing: $65 pp | Contact Phone: (03) 326 5353

Culverden Christmas Country Fete Thursday 27th October Time: 10am - 4pm | Venue: Lowry Peaks Rd, Culverden | Official Website: | Ticket Info: Eventfinder | Pricing: Gate Entry $20; Children free | Contact Phone: (03) 315 8025 Living a Healthy Life - Self management for Chronic Conditions course Thursday 13th October–Thursday 17th November Time: 10am - 12.30pm | Dates: October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17 | Venue: St Albans-Shirley Club, 269 Hills Road, Mairehau | Venue Information: Ground Floor - follow the signs Official Website: | Pricing: Free - funded by the Canterbury District Health Board | Contact Phone: Arthritis New Zealand on (03) 366 8383 or 0800 663 463 Sumner Beach Football Thursday 27th October–Thursday 15th December Time: Kids 4 - 5:30 pm Adults 6-8 pm | Dates: October 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15 | Venue: Sumner Beach | Official Website & Ticket Info: | Pricing: Kids $30 each, Adults $280 per team | Contact Phone: 027 485 8326 Belfast Big Bang! Friday 28th October Time: 7pm | Venue: Sheldon Park | Official Website: www | This is a free event | Contact Phone: (03) 323 9731 Tealight Acoustics Friday 28th October Time: 8.30pm | Venue: Phillipstown Youth Centre | Venue Information: 442 Tuam Street (behind C3 Church) | Official Website: | Ticket Info: Under The Radar | Pricing: $5.00




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FRESH from the festival circuit is Michael Winterbottom’s new film The Trip, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The Trip falls into a confusing space between fact and fiction. It began life as a six-part series in which Coogan and Brydon (playing versions of themselves), spend a week traveling around the north of England so Coogan can write an article for The Observer about the region’s best restaurants. The premise was fictional but the restaurants and locations were real and the dialogue is mostly Coogan and Brydon just doing what they do best - talking. This film version is a kind of ‘best-of’ edited highlights from the series, condensed down to a manageable 107 minutes. The idea for this is an extension of the premise of Winterbottom’s 2005, TristramShandy: A Cock and Bull Story. Without going into the details, it was a kind of film within a film, in which Coogan and Brydon essentially play themselves as actors starring in the film. The result was a strange kind of performance in which the blurred line between actor and character becomes the whole point of the performance.

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International Jazz and Blues Festival

IF you’re looking for something different to do this weekend there will be a free outdoor family movie and café in Richmond on Saturday night. Hot drinks will be available for purchase along with a sausage sizzle fundraiser for Richmond School from 6pm. Some café seating will be available but people are also welcome to bring their own chairs, cushions and blankets. Live jazz will be playing from 6pm and the movie begins at 7.30pm. The movie night will be held at the now empty site of the Richmond Methodist Church at 315 Stanmore Road.

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Anyone familiar with Coogan’s work (especially his part in Coffee and Cigarettes) will know that he has made a speciality of this, portraying himself as thoroughly unlikable - vain, insecure and obsessed with his career. In The Trip he competes constantly with his semi-unwilling side-kick to prove himself both funnier and cleverer. Brydon’s uncanny ability as a mimic provides one of the constantly hilarious points of contention, and Coogan’s performance of Brydon’s eulogy (along with his obviously second-rate Michael Caine impersonation) provides a highlight. This is in the tradition of the great British double act – like a post-modern Morecambe and Wise – and you should expect a lot of banter, bickering and little actual point. If you don’t like either Brydon or Coogan I would suggest you leave this film well alone but if you are a fan then it is an intriguing delight - like a great tasting platter.

SOME of the best jazz and blues talent in the country will be on show at the Hagley Events Village on November 5 and 6. The festivities kick off on Saturday morning with Taste Jazz featuring Sultry groove: Jennine Bailey’s tribute concert some great jazz from to Ella Fitzgerald promises to be one of the the Christchurch Youth highlights of the International Jazz and Blues Orchestra, SOLPAK, Festival. Nola Mills and the Tom Jon Hooker and Billy Vallance and Rainey Quartet. In the evening Jennine Bailey will Bobby Lee performing. present a ‘Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’ Taste Jazz and Taste Blues run concert. Tickets for the concert are from 11:30am – 5:30pm each day and entry is free. Zephyr Bar and $25 from Dash ticketing. On Sunday Taste Blues takes to food vendors will be onsite and no the stage with Christchurch’s blues BYO alcohol is allowed as it is a stalwarts ‘One Foot in the Blues’, licensed area.


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7pm Netball – On Court 7:30 Triathlon – ITU World Championship Season Review Magazine. 8:30 The Crowd Goes Wild R 9:00 Netball – On Court 9:30 L Netball – International Second Test – Australia v New Zealand. From Adelaide, Australia.

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Sports Awards 2011 Premier Awards Left: Sam Mitchell, (Sportsman of the Year), Rachel O’Keefe, (Sports woman of the Year), Rachel Panapa, (Contribution to Sport), George Leafa (Sportsman of the Year). Left below: Coaches of the Year, Jane WilsonFouracre, (Netball) - Matt Stevenson & Chris Rodwell. (Basketball) Right below: Team of the Year (Robotics team)

Sam Mitchell Sportsman of the Year

Year 13 Students University Success

Joe Davies and Diana Plesivkova – Both have achieved Victoria University Scholarships – Awarded to students achieving excellence for all NCEA levels.

Patrick Ardouin – Top 4% in Australasia in the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission test (UMAT), sat at Otago University recently.

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Makiah Young-Carroll (Contribution to Culture)

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Catching up with…

Reon Murtha

The distinctive voice of former racing commentator Reon Murtha was synonymous with racing in Canterbury until his retirement nearly five years ago. Christine de Felice finds out what life is like for him now that he is no longer behind the microphone. How have you been spending your time since retiring from race calling? Life always seems too busy and there’s no such thing as spare time or much time to put the feet up since packing up the binoculars at the beginning of 2007 – although I confess to watching a fair bit of sport on television. Playing golf twice a week at Waitikiri takes care of a couple of afternoons. Pam and I like to keep our garden attractive, well presented and maintained. All of the family lives in Christchurch, including five grandchildren. Following my retirement from race commentating I spent much of the next two years instructing and mentoring some of the young potential ‘callers’ and have worked closely in shaping Thomas Wood’s commentary skills, who has since taken up the position of race commentator in the Otago district. I was privileged to be tour leader for two trips to the Melbourne Cup. I’ve been asked to host functions on major race days at Addington and Riccarton and from time to time requested to officiate as the assistant judge at some of the Canterbury District galloping meetings. I’ve been closely involved with the Catholic parish of St Paul’s in Dallington, which was seriously affected by the earthquakes and required to relocate, and am a member of the St Paul’s choir, which practises each week and leads the worship with music on Sundays and special religious feast days. Do you miss the excitement and atmosphere of the big racing events like Cup Day and InterDoms? As a race caller one didn’t as much share the excitement of the major carnivals as contribute to it by describing the action that was part of it all. The role of the race commentator was always to accurately identify and reflect for the spectators, the thrill and excitement of the action happening on the track. The requirements of the

profession required intense study and concentration on every detail of what happened during a race so you retained a mental picture of how each race unfolded. The need to do that no longer happens now when I attend race meetings. That’s what I miss. Do you still follow racing or has your interest waned since you left? Yes I do but not as avidly. Without the need to be committed to constant study and research the interest has weakened. But I enjoy attending the major premier meetings to watch the best horses performing. I particularly enjoy watching the thoroughbreds and attend Riccarton regularly. I’ve never been a ‘punter’ so it’s not the wagering that attracts, although I’ve probably had more ‘dollar each

Reon Murtha

way’ bets in the last couple of years than I’ve had in the last 40. For me it’s always been the excitement and enjoyment of the contest that has held my interest. Do you meet up with former racing colleagues? My profession as a sports broadcaster extends beyond just horse racing. The satisfying aspect now is that I can socialise more and stop and chat with several acquaintances. Pam, my wife, and I attend races together, which hasn’t happened for 40 years except on overseas trips. But as a member of the Lancaster

Motor racing coming to Wigram

MOTORSPORT fans are looking forward to the Wigram Revival meeting at Powerbuilt Tools Raceway next month. The F5000s will be racing for the historically significant Lady Wigram Trophy. Also OSCA is celebrating their 40th anniversary and a field of historic OSCA cars, some which have not seen the light of day for a decade or two, will be competing. The meeting will be held from November 5 to 6.

Club I enjoy the company of many high-profile sporting people and celebrities of all sporting codes. What effect do you think the earthquakes have had on the racing industry in Christchurch? The earthquake damage around the city certainly affected the facilities at the two major racing venues. The demolition of the Addington public grandstand will be an annoying inconvenience for the club and public alike during Cup Week. Riccarton was less affected and fortunately the tracks were undamaged so racing continues. But the traumatic devastation all over the city and surrounds has affected everyone in some psychological or emotional way, which alters the way in which they go about their normal business and social activities. TABs have closed, as have many social outlets, so people’s habits and patterns of life change and priorities are redirected. So naturally, racing will have temporarily suffered from the lesser recreational spending of some of its clients. What does the future hold for you? I’ve never been one to plan for the future in great detail, except to attend to the necessities of life. Having been red zoned from living in Dallington for 40 years, the Christchurch earthquake has caused a major disruption to many lives, including ours. But we’ve adapted to the circumstances and with a complete trust in God and the Holy Spirit to guide us through this life we have the confidence that we’ll be able to cope with what the future holds for us. Will you be staying in Christchurch or moving elsewhere? They say “once a Coaster, always a Coaster”. The first 29 years of my life were lived on the West Coast, but the last 41 have been here in Christchurch. So I’m true ‘Red and Black’ and don’t plan to emigrate.... anywhere!

Air NZ backing the All Blacks AIR NEW ZEALAND will support the All Blacks for another four years, re-signing as a major sponsor of the New Zealand Rugby Union through until 2015. The move extends the relationship between Air New Zealand and the New Zealand Rugby Union to 20 years and maintains the airline’s status as official sponsor of the All Blacks. To celebrate the successful partnership between two iconic New Zealand brands, Air New Zealand will be making more of its aircraft fleet ‘all black’. A new A320 aircraft due for delivery at the end of the month will be the second of its type to be painted in the airline’s Crazy About Rugby black livery, while the company’s regional airline, Eagle Air, will be painting three of its existing fleet of Beech 1900D turbo-props black early next year. The biggest all black paint job is being saved for Air New Zealand’s fifth and final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to be delivered to the airline in January next year. This is the longest aircraft in Air New Zealand’s fleet and it’s believed it will be the largest ever commercial aircraft to sport an all black livery. Chief executive officer Rob Fyfe said Air New Zealand’s partnership with the NZRU was its single largest sponsorship commitment.



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Completed by Christmas

EQC is in the process of completing assessments of all earthquake damaged homes on a suburb-by-suburb basis to make sure all Canterbury properties are seen by Christmas. This geographic approach follows our ‘worstďŹ rst’ strategy, where EQC assessed severely damaged properties ďŹ rst. With approximately 109,571 homes assessed since February, those left are generally in the minor category, which means we’ll be on our way to your house very soon – by Christmas, in fact.

Suburbs completed Christchurch Aranui Avondale Bexley Halswell Hillsborough Ouruhia

South New Brighton Southshore Taylors Mistake Wainoni Westhaven Woolston

Selwyn District Lansdowne Lincoln Prebbleton Tai Tapu

Waimakariri & Hurunui Ashley Brooklands Clarkville Coutts Island Cust Fernside

Flaxton Glentui Kainga Kairaki Loburn Okuku Oxford Pegasus

Sefton The Pines Beach Tuahiwi View Hill Waikuku Waikuku Beach West Eyreton Woodend Beach

North Linwood North New Brighton Opawa Papanui Parklands Phillipstown Purau Rapaki Redcliffs Redwood Riccarton Richmond Richmond Hill Russley Saint Albans Saint Andrews Hill Saint Martins Scarborough Shirley SomerďŹ eld

Strowan Sumner Sydenham Teddington Upper Riccarton Waimairi Beach Bottle Lake Waltham Queens Park Wigram Yaldhurst

Banks Peninsula Akaroa Ataahua Birdlings Flat Duvauchelle French Farm Gebbies Valley Goughs Bay Le Bons Bay Little Akaloa Little River Motukarara Okains Bay Okuti Valley Pigeon Bay Port Levy Prices Valley Robinsons Bay Takamatua Te Oka Wainui

Selwyn District Burnham Charing Cross Coalgate DarďŹ eld Doyleston Glentunnel Greendale Hororata Leeston Rolleston ShefďŹ eld Southbridge SpringďŹ eld Springston Waddington West Melton Windwhistle

Suburbs in progress Christchurch Addington Allandale Avonhead Avonside Balmoral Hill Beckenham Bromley Bryndwr BroomďŹ eld Burnside Burwood Casebrook Cashmere Cass Bay Charteris Bay Christchurch Central/CBD Clifton Corsair Bay Dallington Diamond

Harbour Edgeware Fendalton Ferrymead Governors Bay Heathcote Valley Hei Hei Hillmorton Hoon Hay Hornby Hornby South Huntsbury Ilam Islington Linwood Lyttelton Mairehau Merivale Moncks Bay Moncks Spur Mount Pleasant New Brighton

Waimakariri & Hurunui Belfast Kaiapoi LeithďŹ eld LeithďŹ eld Beach Northwood Ohoka Rangiora Regent Park Styx Swannanoa Woodend

Timaru Cave Geraldine Orari Pareora Pleasant Point Temuka Timaru Winchester Woodbury Ashburton Ashburton Chertsey Hinds MayďŹ eld Methven Mt Somers Rakaia Tinwald

With 109,571 full assessments completed, we’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:

12,000 households were identiďŹ ed as being over the EQC ‘cap’ of $100,000 + GST. These homes required immediate assessment.

109,571 HOMES ASSESSED TO DATE Figures correct as at 22/10/11

An EQC assessor will contact you by telephone to make an appointment to assess your property. If you have moved within the past six months please contact our call              damaged and has not yet been assessed, please contact EQC immediately. 0800 DAMAGE (0800 326 243)

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

40,000 households were identiďŹ ed with minor structural damage and were assessed by midSeptember.

104,000 households were identiďŹ ed with no structural damage. The deadline for their assessment is mid-December.


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