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“Something that seems insignificant be very even in those areas with large sections of empty COMMUNITY action could help solve a spate two of the properties people were asleep inside important so I would encourage people in the houses. of eastern suburbs arson attacks, according to their houses at the time. “If someone calls the fire service we will aim The residents escaped uninjured but the area to report anything suspicious.” Fire Service Christchurch area commander Jon Overgrown vegetation and abandoned houses to be there within six minutes so we are still escalation in the arson attacks had alarmed Mr Graham. in the eastern suburbs provided fuel for arson very much a part of eastern Christchurch.” The series of arson attacks over the past three Graham. Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan, the first gold medallists. Mahethat Drysdale Zealand flag. A victorious Mahe the finishsaid of histhe single race.was still Mr atGraham firesculls service and Mr Graham said residents needed toDrysdale “We’re very concerned thesedisplays attacks the areNewattacks weekends razed the landmark 52-year-old carrying out an ongoing investigation into the Leander Building at Kerrs Reach in Avonside creeping into properties while residents are monitor vegetation growth. games and live music, including performances delighted to support Christchurch. CHRISTCHURCH will tomorrow play host meet the Olympians. “People need to be aware that even if they arson attacks in conjunction with the police. Drive and damaged Aranui High School, asleep. A competition between towns and cities Following a ceremony the team members, from the world-famous New Zealand Army to New Zealand’s Olympic champions at the “We are analysing the scenes of the fires and 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 was originally planned to decide where the Band. including almost all of the medal winners, team’s official welcome home celebrations. CUSTOMER SIMPLY HEAT CHRISCHURCH PUBLISHING 01/08/12 own ASthe property they are responsible for the results will contribute to the investigation.” Mr Graham hoped Wainoni and Avonside Kindergarten. PLEASE APPROVE THIS AD AS SOON DBATELY SIMPLY PUBLICATION CHP TAB After the ceremony some athletes will official welcome home would be held, but in will their way into theTHIS adjacent The venue for SALES theREPCUSTOMER ANZ New Zealand HEAT CHRISCHURCH PUBLISHING 01/08/12make POSSIBLE. NOTE THAT ANY ALTERATIONS ADVERTISING PLEASE AD AS SOON AS If anyone has any information regarding the keeping vegetation under control. residents would be able toAPPROVE provide further The attacks steppedDESIGNER up aSALES notch at the weekendSECTION Wmcelwain AT CHP HOME. REP DBATELY PUBLICATION TAB head out into the community to visit schools, the wake of the February 2011 earthquake the Centennial Park toPOSSIBLE. sign snap Olympic Team Welcome Home event will SECTION MUST autographs, BE FINALISED OUR MATERIAL PROOF NOTE THAT ANYBY ALTERATIONS ADVERTISING PROOFED DESIGNER 7/24/2012 8:46:53 AM SIZE 12.00 X 7.0 Wmcelwain AT HOME. arson attacks or has noticed any suspicious “If the property is owned by Cera then the information. with seven fires lit in the early hours of Saturday MUST BE FINALISED BY OUR MATERIAL PROOF DEADLINE . PROOFED 7/24/2012 8:46:53 AM SIZE 12.00 X 7.0 New Zealand Olympic Committee decided hospitals, care facilities and businesses. answer questions and compete be Pioneer Recreation Sport Centre in FAXphotos, AD ID and 4737287AA 1580 DEADLINE . activity in the Wainoni, Aranui or Avonside “People are our eyes and ears and even a council will take care of the vegetation.” morning in Aldershot and ADPortsmouth streets ID 4737287AA FAX 1580 New Zealand Olympic Committee Christchurch deserved to host it. Spreydon, after rain forced a change from against fans in activities including hockey, Mr Graham said the fire service still had a areas please contact the Christchurch central small detail such as seeing an unfamiliar person and Ben Rarere Avenue in Aranui. New Zealand brought home 13 medals in volleyball, athletics, football and inflatable communications manager Ashley Abbott South Hagley Park. very active presence in the eastern suburbs, police on 363 7400. Four of the fires were lit at properties and at in their street could provide a breakthrough. said the equestrian team flew back especially total, six gold medals, two silver medals and The welcome is due to start at noon, Friday boxing. There will be competitions, interactive for the welcome and the whole squad was five bronze. August 24 and the public is invited to go and

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No need to flag buses down News in brief RSA saddened by deaths

Gina McKenzie

VISUALLY impaired and blind bus users will find it easier to get around Christchurch after it was confirmed that flagging down buses is not an Environment Canterbury (ECan) policy. ECan is holding a second meeting with the Christchurch branch of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind tomorrow to reassure bus users that they do not need to wave down buses. “There never was an ECan policy regarding flagging down buses so we’re not sure how this situation has happened but we’re saying there’s no such policy requiring bus passengers to flag buses down,” ECan spokesperson Robyn Hyde said. Visually impaired bus user John Newman said he was thrilled to learn that he would no longer need to flag down buses. “I understand from what ECan has said that if I stand next to the bus stop near the kerb the bus will stop, which is a huge relief to me. “It might seem small to some people, but when you rely on buses for all your transport it makes a huge difference to your daily life to know that you will be able to rely on the bus service.” Blind bus user Mark Luxon, who used a number of buses on his daily commute, described ECan’s stance on bus flagging as a “big relief”. “It was very awkward being forced to ask total strangers at bus stops to flag down buses for me. I want to be able to get about my daily life independently, and not having to wave buses down will take away a lot of stress for me.” Red Bus chief executive Paul McNoe said his company would follow whatever rules or policies ECan had in place. “We are happy to implement whatever policies ECan puts in place because at the end of the day it is our objective to carry passengers.”

RSA members are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a further three Defence Force personnel in the destruction of their vehicle as a result of an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association national president Don McIver said on Monday. “We offer our condolences to their families and friends at this terrible time of loss and will support them in any way open to us,” Mr McIver said. “We stand beside the members of the Provincial Reconstruction Team as they again face the death on operations of their comrades in arms. All veterans will understand the deep sense of sorrow and frustration that this tragic incident will engender in this close-knit team. These soldiers were killed in the proud service of their country and we honour their memory.” Flags are being flown at half-mast at RSAs this week to honour the memory of fallen soldiers. Relieved: Visually impaired bus user John Newman says not having to flag buses down will make his life less stressful. He is pictured at the Clyde Road bus stop where bus 20, operated by Red Bus, drove past without stopping for him and Nina Salm, who were both waiting at the kerb next to the bus stop.

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AN event at The George hotel in September is being held to mark Gynaecological Awareness Month in New Zealand. High Teal at The George, Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind on Sunday, September 16, will give women the orientation and mobility instructor Carina Duke opportunity to talk about the important issue said while she was pleased that the flagging issue was resolved she had reservations about driver training and communication issues. “I am not happy with the level of driver training. It definitely seems to be lacking. “There’s no openness and a definite lack of communication and there are a few other issues I will be raising with ECan at the meeting.”

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Heritage bar owners Don’t be so negative, Jo hope to stay Opinion

WHEN I first started to write this lead the community through the column I knew I had a high chance myriad of problems they face. But of upsetting people. I even knew that no, it’s our way or the highway. my low grade in School Certificate How dare anyone even think they English meant I couldn’t hope to foot could question the directive of the it with some of the literary giants in blueprint for the city. The insurance companies the city, who write so eloquently. But what I didn’t expect was that continue to avoid and evade. EQC, some would see me as a negative after 45 years in the making, is person just because I don’t agree still apologising and will do better. with a certain direction or I have a Cera, with all its legislative control, point of view that differs from theirs. will rely on the very nice Roger Sutton to smooth the I don’t even pretend to waters after Minister have a lot of answers, but Brownlee has said it my goodness wouldn’t like it really is. They all it be a boring world if really believe that they we all agreed with each are doing the very best other. How tiresome they can and that they would it be if we didn’t should be allowed to contest, didn’t speak up get on with the job at for what we believe in, hand. The negative ones didn’t respect our right to have it wrong and are in voice an opinion. Thank Jo Kane fact a hindrance to the goodness we have people confidence we all should that are prepared to challenge decisions, are prepared to have in the progress made. Let them demand answers, and are prepared get on and govern regardless of to go into bat for others that are your capacity to pay; regardless of the social consequences. We should unable to. It’s what I find so disappointing, consider ourselves lucky that we disturbing in the city at the moment. have such intellects to guide us. It’s the control. The, we know what’s They have all the power that we best attitude, that governments gave them or they gave themselves. (successive) councils (all) seem to The rest of us, the negative ones, that think about their community. The question or confront should have people they are meant to represent. faith, should know better, trust them Our city has been torn apart, is even, as they squander millions of bent and buckled and is heaving dollars and continue the top-down under the strain. One would think, mentality that drives the rebuild. no would hope, this would be We should be damn grateful to have when our decision makers, our such divine wisdom and passively authorities would step up. That they bow to their superior knowledge. would rally round, work together The negativity does not have their and carefully and with real clarity approval. You have been warned.

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THE owners of Christchurch’s oldest residential building, the Pegasus Arms, are hopeful their bar and restaurant will remain part of the landscape. The 161-year-old building sits right in the middle of the area that has been earmarked for a health precinct in the Central City Development Unit’s blueprint. Alex Brackstone, who co-owns the Pegasus Arms with Bill Ness, said they were unsure what the future held for the Category I heritage building but had “loads of confidence” that there was room for cafes, restaurants and bars within a medical precinct. “We are going to have to position ourselves to speak with all of the right people and get the right information and hopefully be able to reshape Pegasus Arms. “Our belief is that behind this blueprint there will be reasonable, sensible decisions made about the future of Christchurch and we would fit perfectly into a medical environment.” The front of the Pegasus Arms was built in 1851 and in a strange twist was the site of the first meeting of the Canterbury Medical Society in 1961. From 1952 it was home to the Pegasus Press publishing house, which put out books by Janet Frame and James K. Baxter. It became the Pegasus Arms in 1990. Ms Brackstone and Mr Ness bought Pegasus Arms in May 2011 after the pair lost three

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Free texting service vital, schools say

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CHRISTCHURCH schools are urging 2degrees to “stop dragging the chain” and offer the free emergency bulk texting service supplied by all other New Zealand providers. The service allows schools to send emergency information to all parents’ cell phones via Twitter using a single text message. Banks Avenue principal Murray Edlin said he was frustrated that parents using the 2degrees network were missing out on “vital” emergency information. “It is even more important since the earthquakes for us to be able to contact all parents quickly in an emergency to let them know instantly what is happening. I don’t want to have to tell parents not to use 2degrees, but they really need to step up and offer the same service as all the other companies. “It’s not just for emergencies, though, as we provide all sorts of information including traffic issues and weather-related like the recent flooding which closed some roads around the school.” Mr Edlin said 2degrees had told him that it was not a service the company offered and said they were waiting to get feedback from customers on the issue. “They said they would consider it but not in the immediate future, which is frustrating because I’m not sure why they don’t consider it a priority.” A 2degrees spokesperson said while the company didn’t currently offer the free bulk

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THURSDAY AUGUST 23 2012 entertainment 14 mainland press Beckenham songstress enjoys chart success Chess musical gives back to Kaiapoi Tom Doudney

BECKENHAM singer/songwriter Shayna out by the end of the year, which will feature a King is thrilled that the song she first wrote mixture of styles including easy listening, rock, when she was a 15-year-old school girl is now country and blues. She has been recording with a variety of artists including the Christchurch sitting near the top of a nationwide chart. Symphony Orchestra and some Ms King, now 22, entered her overseas artists. song Broken Hearts in the New She had completed eight out Zealand on Air funded website of the album’s 10 songs and was www.theaudience.co.nz where enjoying the recording process. listeners vote for their favourite “I’ve grown a lot over the past song. The top 10 songs each week year with my song writing and are played on radio stations around performing and just the experience the country and the top song at the of being in the studio and recording end of the month earns $10,000 is really great.” funding for the artist. Shayna King Ms King picked up her first guitar The song had initially shot straight into the number-two position, out of more than when she was six and the new album features 300 entries, and has remained in the top five music written from as far back as when she was just 12 years old, as well as more recent since then. Ms King is working on her debut album, due material.

THE Kaiapoi community will benefit from the Kaiapoi Theatre Company’s production of Chess in Concert on September 7 and 8. Kaiapoi Theatre Company president Andrew Bolitho and co-director Edward O’Brien came up with the idea to stage the musical after last year’s earthquake. Mr Bolitho said they wanted to find a way to give back to the Kaiapoi community and were delighted to be performing Chess in Concert for the first time in concert form in New Zealand. “We were actually very lucky as Edward was able to secure the rights to the musical without any royalties after the creators of the musical agreed to this due to the earthquakes. This means we can donate all the profits to help the Kaiapoi community get back on its feet. “It’s been nearly two years now since the first earthquake and in some ways it seems like Kaiapoi has been forgotten so we wanted to do something positive for the town.” The musical draws from the minds of Tim Rice – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulveaus – ABBA and Mamma Mia! With help from special guests, the full 50-member Risingholme Orchestra, led by Anthony Ferner and the Risingholme Singers, the show includes favourite hit songs such as One Night in Bangkok and I Know Him So Well. Mr Ferner returned to Christchurch in 1996 after 17 years based in Sydney. There he was a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and later the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and established a reputation as a teacher soloist and conductor on both sides of the Tasman. For some years he lived in Milan, where he taught, studied Italian and operatic repertoire and gave recitals in Italy, Germany and England. The show begins at 7.30pm at the Kaiapoi

Collaborative effort: The Kaiapoi Theatre Company has been busy rehearsing for their production of Chess in Concert on September 7 and 8. Rear from left: Terry Livingstone: Alexander Molokov, John Given: Frederick “Freddie” Trumper, Janice Given: Svetlana Sergiefsky, Edward O’Brien: Anatoly Sergiefsky. Front from left: Richard Moore: Walter De Courcey, Rebecca Keegan: Florence Vassy, Daniel Holland: Arbiter.

High School auditorium. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for senior citizens/students and can be purchased from Blackwell’s Department store, Kaiapoi Florist, Williams Street, at the Court Theatre box office Bernard Street, Addington and online at www. courttheatre.org.nz (online bookings will incur a service charge).

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THE site where the historic Rhodes Convalescent Home stood until last February’s earthquake has been sold to retirement village operators. The original Rhodes buildings and estate were established in 1886 with a substantial contribution from the widow and family of early Christchurch pioneering figure Robert Heaton Rhodes. One of the first buildings on the Cashmere Hills, it was built in his memory as a convalescent home for Christchurch residents and the hill site was chosen to escape the city’s damp and smog, helping ill people recover. In 1971, it was transformed from a Victorian convalescent home to a retirement home for the elderly, and in 2010 plans were underway to convert

the building from a retirement home into apartments. The September earthquake caused minor damage, but it was repaired and the plans were continuing. However, after the February 2011 earthquake the building was red-stickered and demolished. Rhodes on Cashmere Lifecare general manager Alison Harrington said 16 selfcontained retirement apartments, which were built in 2000, remained. She said the Rhodes Memorial Convalescent Home Charitable Trust was made up of volunteers who did not have the expertise or finances to redevelop the site, so the decision was made to sell and for the trust to look at other ways to help the elderly in Christchurch.

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The Rhodes on Cashmere site was taken over by the Hurst/Pratley group, which over the past 20 years has established retirement facilities in Dunedin, Timaru, Wellington and Havelock North, earlier this month. The group plans to develop it into a ‘Lifecare Village’ including care beds, serviced apartments and community facilities. The existing Rhodes staff and residents were staying on. Hurst Group director Geoff McPhail said it was an opportunity to start up a facility in Christchurch and the view from the hill was a big attraction. Mr McPhail said the project still needed to gain resource consent, but he hoped to be able to start building in the next year.

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Students restore site of future school STUDENTS from Seven Oaks School are working to restore the planned Halswell site of their new school. The school, which is currently based in Opawa, has partnered with Department of Conservation (DOC) staff to bring the fourhectare new school site on the corner of Murphys and Quaifes roads in Halswell back to its natural state before moving there in 2014. The site has three natural springs, which are headwaters for the Halswell River, flowing eventually into Lake Ellesmere, Te Waihora. Traditionally, the springs were part of a network that was a habitat for many native plants, invertebrates and animals and an important food source for local Maori, but for the past century the land has been farmed and the springs used as watering holes for sheep and cattle. The intermediate-aged class is working with DOC’s Cody Frewin to return the springs to their former state. They learned about the structure of a natural stream and collected data on the current water quality and temperature, bank structure, plant cover and the presence of fish and insect life so they can compare the results after their project. Intermediate student Anna Carson said she was horrified to see how muddy and smelly the spring was right now.

“We need to take action now to stop any further damage to the wildlife,” she said. Classmate Reuben Kinney said it was important to restore the water system to be more natural so mudfish and mayflies could return. Their next steps are to learn about native plants, develop a riparian planting plan and get underway with stage-one planting. Seven Oaks principal Owen Arnst said many of the school’s children were environmentally aware and passionate about creating a better world. “Often they are unsure about what they can actually do or how they can make a difference. This is a very real, meaningful and handson project they can lead. There will be many empowering learning experiences as they restore the natural environment and record the positive differences they make along the way,” he said. Seven Oaks is an independent school founded three years ago by Macpac founder Bruce McIntyre. Over the next 18 months they also plan to plant hundreds of trees in preparation for moving to Halswell in 2014. The school is inviting members of the public to join the development of the site. Principal Owen Arnst can be contacted on 377 8603, or by email principal@sevenoaks.school.nz.

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DESCENDANTS of Cracroft House builder Sir John Cracroft Wilson have mixed views on whether the historic cob cottage should have been demolished. It was gifted to Girl Guiding New Zealand in 1958 by Sir John’s great-grandson, but after the September 2010 and February 2011 earthquakes it was red-stickered, and following engineering reports it was deemed uneconomic to repair. Deconstruction started two weeks ago. Sir John’s great-great-granddaughters Caroline Bonzon, 81, and Felicity Aitken, 83, told CTV News they were proud of their family history and had fond childhood memories of the property when it was a working farm. They didn’t live in the cob cottage, the family had built a newer house up the hill, but Mrs Bonzon recalled staying there as a Brownie – she even recognised the flowery wallpaper, which was salvaged from a bedroom. They were both sad to see the old house go, but as with many historic buildings in Christchurch, they have a divergence of opinion about its fate. “I just think it’s good they are going to build a new one and that will be fine, I feel quite positive about the future anyway,” Mrs Aitken said. But Mrs Bonzon thought saving the building Water study: Gene Weston checks for signs of was possible and she would have liked to see life. Photo: Supplied it happen. “I think it’s sad a lot of decisions were made without any discussion and as a family we didn’t really get involved in it; it had nothing to do with us except that it was our family’s original home, but it would have been nice to have a little discussion.” “It’s nothing to do with us. It’s happened everywhere in Christchurch hasn’t it, and we will have the insurance and we will rebuild again so that’s good. I don’t think we could have mended it, it was very, very damaged right from the beginning,” Mrs Aitken said. It’s not the first time the family has lost a house in the area. “The house that replaced this one up the hill, the big wooden Cashmere house that was taken over by the army during the war, they burnt it down, by accident of course, and then the Old Stone House had a bad fire and lost its roof so this is the third homestead on the farm that’s been lost to us really, so there have been a lot of Measuring: DOC ranger Cody Frewin helps tragedies with homesteads here,” Mrs Aitken Reuben Kinney take a recording of water quality. Photo: Supplied said.

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THE Phillipstown Neighbourhood Policing Team has been up and running for the past eight months and its officers are pleased with the response they are getting from the community. A new programme for New Zealand police, the team works closely with people in its local area to jointly identify problems and come up with solutions. Christchurch has two such teams, comprising a sergeant and five constables. The other is in Riccarton West and both started at the beginning of this year. Sergeant Todd Webley said over their first couple of months they conducted a community survey to find the issues local people wanted to address.

The biggest concern identified was dangerous driving and road safety, followed by damage including litter and graffiti, antisocial behavior, alcohol-related issues and burglaries. Police also identified the issue of repeat family violence. Based on the survey they created a crimeprevention plan. Sergeant Webley said it was about finding the root causes of crime and stopping incidents before they happened. They have been doing old-fashioned beat patrols, riding the local bus, walking the streets, driving in their distinctive van and when weather allows, getting out on mountain bikes. It all means they can stop and chat with

locals, which makes them more familiar. “Some of those people are customers that we would have dealt with on a regular basis and they have been pretty good to us,” he said. One of the highlights so far was being involved in a community day on April 29 at Phillipstown School, in which they set up an obstacle course based on the police physical competency test. “They absolutely loved it, now the kids all recognise us and know us.” They have also established a neighbourhood safety panel of local representatives. “We are directly accountable to the community. That is who we are working for On the beat: Sergeant Todd Webley leads the and that’s working really well.” Phillipstown Neighbourhood Policing Team. Photo: Samantha Early

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Bob Nettleton WITH large car sales now limping along in second gear, you have to wonder whether longterm big Aussie six-cylinder wagons like the Commodore could be facing a bleak future. Already, the Commodore has seen its archrival, the Ford Falcon wagon, culled. Along with the decline in sales is a slump in the popularity of this body style. Increasingly, buyers would rather be seen in trendy, but often less functional SUVs. One thing you can bet on is that in true Aussie style, the Commodore will not disappear without a decent scrap for its survival. Luckily, it has never been in better shape. For the last couple of years it has been using two versions, a 3.6 litre and a 3.0 litre of General Motors’ vastly improved Global V6 that delivers more power on fewer exhaust emissions and less fuel. The Commodore wagon supplied for this road test was the entry-level 3.0 litre Omega, costing $52,490. This is an extra $2000 over the sedan that shares the same six-speed automatic and sweet-running 3.0 litre V6 power train. For me, the 3.0 litre unit is the pick of the Commodore engine crop producing just 15kw less than its larger 3.6 litre sibling. With this smaller entry-level engine you quickly become aware of the need to pile on a few more revs than you would expect for an Aussie six. Max power from this advanced 3.0 litre form is developed at 6700rpm, underlining the engine’s keen appetite for revs. Those prepared to feed this appetite are rewarded with plenty of six-cylinder sizzle from what is a smallish V6 by today’s standards. The transmission has taken a quantum leap forward with a sophisticated six-speed automatic taking charge. It astutely manages the motor to provide the best balance of performance and economy with every clean, precise gear change. The Omega Sport wagon also has a fivestar ANCAP crash rating under its belt. Build quality still lands short of the mark compared to the better Japanese and Korean cars. However, it still represents a serious improvement on the

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Keen as: Georgia BeckettKelly is looking forward to competing for the New Zealand trampolining team.

Japan and South Africa. She qualified for the ninemember New Zealand team for being ranked in the top six for her age group and meeting the qualifying scores in at least two sanctioned events. Georgia said she was extremely excited as well as a bit nervous about the event. Georgia’s mother Suzy Beckett-Kelly said her daughter had worked really hard to make the cut. “Currently, she’s training three times a week, sometimes she trains four,” she said. Georgia said that while training was hard work, she enjoyed being on the trampoline and hoped to be competing for years to come.

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THE formation of a new coaching organisation to compete with the New Zealand Tennis Academy was formally announced in Christchurch yesterday. The new organisation is affiliated with the Melbourne-based Australasian Academy of Tennis Coaches and has come about largely due to dissatisfaction from some top New Zealand coaches with the governance of New Zealand Tennis. Patron Onny Parun, a former national champion who was ranked in the world’s top 20, said the new organisation was formed due to “the lack of support and protection” from New Zealand Tennis for its coaches. “As patron I applaud this brave stance and wish them the best of luck in this new endeavour.” A board member of the new organisation, Michael Mooney, also a former national champion who holds the highest coaching

qualification attainable with New Zealand Tennis, said coaching in New Zealand had been poorly managed since New Zealand Tennis took over the role from an independent coaches organisation in 2002. “Many coaches returned to New Zealand to try and help New Zealand tennis get back on its feet and what we found was the accreditation system just got way out of hand.” Mr Mooney said the Australasian Academy would offer higher standards of qualification for lower prices and he expected it would have more New Zealand coaches registered with it than with New Zealand Tennis. “If New Zealand Tennis was McDonald’s, well, a Burger King has just opened up across the street.” Mainland Press expects to have more on this story, including comment from New Zealand Tennis, in our next edition.

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ABs know what’s expected TAKE the win against Aussie any way you can. Saturday night at the Sydney Football Stadium we were treated to a match that, it’s fair to say, the sooner it’s forgotten the better. Both teams – the Wallabies and the All Blacks – were way below the level that is to be expected from them at international level. It’s also fair to say that a good performance is very much more important for the Wallabies to showcase the game of rugby in Australia than a below-par performance by the All Blacks is back here. Seventy-six thousand fans turned out to watch this spectacle and try and restore interest in the game over the ditch, but what their national side turned on that night will do absolutely nothing to raise the profile of the 15-a-side game over there. There is not the passion for rugby in Australia and they are a poor fourth in the pecking order of sport the Aussies want to back. A punt was taken when arguably the finest rugby coach in the world, our own Robbie Deans, was snared to head over and take charge of the national team. Robbie started his term sensationally when he knocked the All Blacks over in their first encounter in Sydney, but that was many matches ago and the development of a world-class squad has quite frankly not happened. The slide in public acceptance of Deans and the Wallabies reached an all-time low last Saturday night.

Let’s face it, the green and golds were straightout awful and slipped even further away from their fan base to a point where they will struggle to be able to attract a crowd the size of the one that was in the stadium on Saturday night. Deans will be fully aware that a major part of his job description was to grow the game in the land of the dingo but in fact the reverse has been the case. All Blacks fans as well would have watched their team struggle to hit their straps and defend the reputation that comes with the title of world champions. They were well below par and unless they pick up the pace next week, questions will start to be asked as to how good really is this class of 2012? Gone is the excuse that the lads are coming off the high of winning the world cup and that this is the next season’s hangover. These are the most experienced, professional, wellrewarded bunch of rugby players this country has available. Week in week out, polished performances are quite rightly being demanded and this group of players is acutely aware of what is expected. The pleasing thing to come out of Saturday’s performance is that coach Hansen will be entitled to expect a much-improved performance out of his charges, whereas coach Deans will know he’s painted himself into a corner that even savvy as he is, he will find it hard to get out of.

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delighted to support Christchurch. A competition between towns and cities was originally planned to decide where the official welcome home would be held, but in the wake of the February 2011 earthquake the New Zealand Olympic Committee decided Christchurch deserved to host it. New Zealand brought home 13 medals in total, six gold medals, two silver medals and five bronze.

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THREE-time New Zealand national Highland dance champion Chantelle Shatford, of Westhaven, is looking forward to sharing her talent with millions in Shanghai next month. The year 13 Marian College student will perform in a 25-strong team of dancers from The Highland Dance Company of New Zealand at the Shanghai Tourism Festival, an annual event attended by about eight million visitors. “It’s going to be amazing performing in front of so many people. There will be a massive street parade with performers from all over the world. “Apparently Highland dance has become very popular in China so it’s exciting to be the first group of New Zealand Highland dancers to perform in China.” Chantelle took up Highland dancing when she was five and from her first appearance on stage she was hooked on performing. “I just flourished and from the first time I went up there I couldn’t stop smiling. “I try to show people my passion for Highland dance through my performance.” Being crowned New Zealand Highland dancing champion for the third year in a row last month was an “amazing” experience for Chantelle. “It was a wonderful feeling to see all my hard work pay off and there were quite a few tears. “I hope I can carry on dancing for as long as possible because I love it so much.” Chantelle enjoyed the collaborative approach of performing in a team, which differed from her usual individual dance performances. “You have to be spot on and everyone in the team needs to be perfectly coordinated so it is challenging but a lot of fun. “It’s a whole different side of Highland dancing and you bounce energy off each other.” Chantelle, who trains six days per week, said performing Highland dance routines required a very high level of fitness. “It’s 30 minutes of non-stop dancing so we do a lot of strength training to stay in shape. “I do gym work and for the group performances there’s a lot of video dance training because we’re spread out all over the country.” Along with the festival, Chantelle was also

Community Diary To submit your notice Email to diary@pegasusbay.co.nz or post to Community Diary, P.O. Box 39176 Harewood, Christchurch 8545 SAHARA Kids India fundraising concert, featuring Suzanne Prentice and Toni Williams and Friends. Saturday, August 25 starting at 7.30pm. Middelton Grange Theatre, Arthur Street Upper Riccarton. Tickets $30 available at the door (cash or cheques only). All artists are donating their talents to raise funds for two children’s homes in India. BOOKARAMA is on again, Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2 at Addington raceway stables. Run by the Rotary club of Christchurch West, books, cds, dvds, jigsaws & art, good prices & quality books etc. This is a community project, proceeds to local needs, info@rotary.org.nz. SOUTH Brighton Choral Society, Gilbert & Sullivan Concert, New Brighton Union Church Hall, corner Union, Collingwood Street, Sunday, August 26, 2pm. We welcome the return of Chris Graham as music director, we also welcome again Jean Rutherford as guest accompanist. Patron Geoff Thorpe. New Brighton Union Church Hall, corner of Union St, Collingwood St, New Brighton, plenty of OSP, donations adults $10 children $2, refreshments served at end of concert. AVON Tramping Club – a friendly group of people of all ages and fitness levels. We enjoy getting out into natural areas. Wednesday, Sunday and weekend trips plus social events. Annual membership $30 plus share of transport costs. Everyone welcome. For more information, phone Alice, 382 3988 or Francis 359 6207 or check out http:// avontrampingclub.sebs.com/ WOOL donations, good quality hand-knitted woollen jumpers wanted for unpicking & clean spinning fleeces of good quality desperately required for making into blankets & garments. Please help us offer comfort to children living in poverty & orphanages in Eastern Europe. or if you would like to be involved as a knitter or spinner we would love to hear from you. Contact Karen 03 329-6467 evenings. 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.

Highland fling: New Zealand Highland dance champion Chantelle Shatford will share her talent with the world when she performs in Shanghai next month.

excited about soaking up the sights of Beijing and Shanghai during her free time. “We’ll have 12 days so we’re going to do a tour of Beijing before we head to Shanghai. I can’t wait to experience a completely different culture and learn some of the history.”

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Chocolate tarte scores prize for Avonside

Victorious: Shirley Boys’ High School beat old rivals Christchurch Boys’ High School in the final of the under-18 division 1 football competition.

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appétit: A team of year 12 and 13 French language students from Avonside Girls’ High School won second prize in a French cooking contest held by the Alliance Française last month. From left: Stephanee Terris, Natasha Durie, Jordan Downey and Rosie Melchers.

◄ Delectable: A mouth-watering chocolate tarte complete with raspberry coulis and crème fraiche helped the girls win their award.

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A GOURMET menu of peppered steak with baked potatoes followed by chocolate tarte helped Avonside Girls’ High School secure second place in the recent Alliance Française French cooking contest. The team of four year 12 and 13 French language students devised their own menu, which was judged on its presentation, taste, “Frenchness” and level of difficulty. The girls had two hours to cook their main course and dessert at the inaugural event, which was held at Christchurch Girls’ High School. Avonside Girls’ High School joint head of

department of languages Caroline Chambers said she was delighted with her team’s result, particularly the “delicious” chocolate tarte, which was cooked to perfection. “The girls planned the entire menu themselves from the dishes to the time management and buying the ingredients. It was a roaring success and they learned a lot from teamwork skills to planning and organising their time. “They also had to give a brief presentation of their dishes in French.” A team from Burnside High School won the contest.

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slowly putting pressure on the Christchurch goal. A 25-metre shot from Hugo Toye cannoned off the crossbar and from there the game was played in the Christchurch half. Two goals to Shirley within 10 minutes set up what was to be an exciting finale to the season. First, a lovely one-two between Toye and Cam McLauchlan set up McLauchlan to score with a perfect far-post finish. Then a mixup in defence allowed attacking midfielder Dan Clark to finish from close range. The final fifteen minutes was played at a frenetic pace with Christchurch BHS under enormous pressure. Four minutes from time, the ball was played to striker Toye’s feet. He turned the defender from right to left, drove into the penalty box and finished with a classic shot to the far post. 3-2 Shirley! Shirley then claimed the ball for the next few minutes and, at the final whistle, celebrated their second title in a row, having also won in 2011. It was an emotional moment for the players as well as their families, and was well deserved.

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For many Christchurch residents the Avon Heathcote Estuary is just a body of water [or mudflats] on the way to or from Sumner. Very few people understand the importance of the Estuary or its role in the waterway cycle of the city. The Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust has launched a new Field Guide which it is hoped will change negative perceptions of the estuary to a more positive understanding of this important city waterway. The Field Guide covers many aspects of the Estuary including, maps, History, walking tracks, bird-watching guide and much more. This is a very important publication for Christchurch people and will not only increase understanding of this beautiful area, but hopefully encourage everyone to acquaint themselves with this environmental gem in our city. The books are on sale now both online [via our website] and at selected bookstores, Residents Associations and Mitre10 Ferrymead. As a voluntary Trust, we are always keen to have people involved in our work. The Annual General Meeting of the Avon Heathcote Estuary Trust will be held on Tuesday the 4th of September at the temporary Mt. Pleasant Community Centre, on the site of the old centre. This year the guest speaker will be Mr. Bill Bayfield, CEO of Environment Canterbury. You are most welcome to attend. Martin Maguire CHAIR

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Welcome home Our equestrian team wearing their bronze medals.

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games and live music, including performances CHRISTCHURCH will tomorrow play host meet the Olympians. Following a ceremony the team members, from the world-famous New Zealand Army to New Zealand’s Olympic champions at the almost all of the medal winners, Band. team’s official welcome home CUSTOMER SIMPLY HEAT celebrations. CHRISCHURCH PUBLISHINGincluding 01/08/12 PLEASE APPROVE THIS AD AS SOON AS SALES REPCUSTOMER DBATELY SIMPLY PUBLICATION CHP TAB After the ceremony some athletes will will their way into theTHIS adjacent The venue for the ANZ New Zealand HEAT CHRISCHURCH PUBLISHING 01/08/12make POSSIBLE. NOTE THAT ANY ALTERATIONS ADVERTISING PLEASE APPROVE AD AS SOON AS DESIGNERSALES Wmcelwain SECTION AT CHP HOME. REP DBATELY PUBLICATION TAB head out into the community to visit schools, Centennial Park toPOSSIBLE. sign snap Olympic Team Welcome Home event will SECTION MUST autographs, BE FINALISED OUR MATERIAL PROOF NOTE THAT ANYBY ALTERATIONS ADVERTISING PROOFED DESIGNER 7/24/2012 8:46:53 AM SIZE 12.00 X 7.0 Wmcelwain AT HOME. MUST BE FINALISED BY OUR MATERIAL DEADLINE . PROOFED 7/24/2012 8:46:53 AM SIZE 12.00 X 7.0 hospitals, care facilities and businesses. answer questions and compete be Pioneer PROOF Recreation Sport Centre in FAXphotos, AD ID and 4737287AA 1580 DEADLINE . AD ID 4737287AA FAX 1580 New Zealand Olympic Committee Spreydon, after rain forced a change from against fans in activities including hockey, volleyball, athletics, football and inflatable communications manager Ashley Abbott South Hagley Park. said the equestrian team flew back especially The welcome is due to start at noon, Friday boxing. There will be competitions, interactive for the welcome and the whole squad was August 24 and the public is invited to go and

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Chess masters: Waimairi Primary’s A team captain James Paget, left, practises with B team captain Oscar Cunningham.

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JAMES Paget, age 10, learned to play chess three years ago from a classmate. Now, he plays at lunch, in competitions and at home with his father. “Until March, he always thrashed me,” James said. “Now I can thrash him.” Today, James will lead Waimairi Primary School’s chess team at the A Grade finals of the Canterbury Inter-School Chess Championships. Three weeks ago, the school’s A and B teams each won their divisions in the Waimairi Zone, beating a field of five other schools. “Our teacher is really chessy,” said B team captain Oscar Cunningham. A visit to Martin Lukes’ fifth and sixthyear classroom bears this out: during lunch, students bring out chess boards and start playing while classmates gather to watch.

The students talk excitedly about their favourite strategies and past games. Oscar said he liked to lead with a four-move checkmate series. “If it doesn’t work, you can still work off it,” he said. “It’s a good game starter.” Chess is a great way for students to practise thinking and communication, Mr Lukes said, adding that the game fits all the key competencies. For the past eight years, he has coached Waimairi’s chess teams, including A and B co-ed teams – though this year’s happen to be all boys – and a girls’ team. James said he played an average of three games per week to practise, though tournaments can involve five in quick succession. He learned an important lesson about maintaining focus last year at a school-

wide tournament. “I got to the final,” he said. “Unfortunately, I had played three or four already. I was a bit excited.” His opponent was much less tired, having played only one match. “They ran away with it. They took my queen,” James said. “I quit.” Now, he concentrates during a match by thinking of maths problems and working out all possible moves in his head. Oscar said he usually thinks of a song, or sometimes distracts his opponents by engaging them in conversation. Today’s contest at Cobham Intermediate is for A teams only. The next rounds, South Island Championships in Ashburton and nationals in Palmerston, will take place in September.

Community Diary To submit your notice Email to diary@norwestnews.co.nz or Post to Community Diary, P.O. Box 39176 Harewood, Christchurch 8545 SAHARA Kids India fundraising concert, featuring Suzanne Prentice and Toni Williams and Friends. Saturday August 25 starting at 7.30pm. Middelton Grange Theatre, Arthur Street Upper Riccarton. Tickets $30 available at the door (cash or cheques only). All artists are donating their talents to raise funds for two children’s homes in India. BOOKARAMA Is on again, Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2 at Addington Raceway stables. Run by the Rotary club of Christchurch West. Books, cds, dvds, jigsaws & art, good prices & quality books etc. This is a community project, proceeds to local needs, info@rotary.org.nz WEA Northwest branch, weekly talks at St Margaret’s church, Farrington Ave, 10am. August 24, Carol Ball on Red Cross, Now & Then. Cost $33 pp, contact Jan 351-9796 or Lesley 359-8040. FRIENDS of the Library. Annie Potts will talk about her latest book, Chicken, at the Friends of the Library book talk on Tuesday, September 11 at 12.30pm, in the Community Room, Upper Riccarton Community & school library. Entry by gold coin donation, all welcome, for further information plse contact Shirley on 942-0240. AVON Tramping Club – a friendly group of people of all ages and fitness levels. We enjoy getting out into natural areas. Wednesday, Sunday and weekend trips plus social events. Annual membership $30 plus share of transport costs. Everyone welcome. For more information, phone Alice, 382 3988 or Francis 359 6207 or check out http://avontrampingclub.sebs.com/ WOOL donations. Good quality hand-knitted woollen jumpers wanted for unpicking & clean spinning fleeces of good quality desperately required for making into blankets & garments. Please help us offer comfort to children living in poverty and orphanages in Eastern Europe. Or if you would like to be involved as a knitter or spinner we would love to hear from you, contact Karen 329-6467 evenings. 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.

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UC librarian honoured for Treasures book

If you need to keep training when it’s dark, cold and wet then make the wind-trainer part or all of your daily training session. Make sure you have a few specific training sessions up your sleeve to keep things interesting. When the conditions aren’t favourable for training effectively (comfortably and fast) I often finish a training ride prematurely on the road so I can make the last hour on the trainer where you can keep warm, refuel and avoid an untimely puncture. Finally, I must point out that while I’m an advocate of taking the occasional ride in the rain to ‘harden’ you against the elements and prepare you for the inevitable day when you will have to race or finish a ride in the Guardians of history: Bronwyn Matthews and Dr Chris Jones edited a book celebrating the rare books rain, make sure you follow these tips so you in the University of Canterbury’s library. eternally enjoy this great sport! Chelsea Shover

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BRONWYN Matthews, liaison librarian for special collections at University of Canterbury (UC), learned last week that she won the John Harris Award, which recognises notable publications by librarians. Ms Matthews was recognised for her work on the book Treasures of the University of Canterbury Library, which she edited with UC senior history lecturer Dr Chris Jones. The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa has presented the John Harris Award to 20 recipients since establishing the award in 1961. Dr Jones led the Treasures project. Ms Matthews worked with him to choose about 40 rare texts – among them a 1611 King James Bible, Japanese wood block print books, and medieval manuscripts

– from UC’s collection. They then matched each with a writer to compose an article about the piece. Ms Matthews said many people have donated books and materials to UC’s libraries over the years, and the resulting collection is diverse. The book, published in March, has already been used in history classes. Ms Matthews said it was especially relevant to discussions about digitising rare materials. Dr Jones said Ms Matthew’s indepth knowledge of the UC collection was vital to the project. “Bronwyn was crucial to the production of the book and without her it would not have achieved the high academic standards that I believe it has done; nor would it have reflected the breadth and range of our collections in the way that it does,” Dr Jones said.

Student sells cupcakes to benefit cancer patients Heaps of help: From left, Alex Cameron, Andrew McKerrow, Gilly Blacklee and Bex Chapman of the Salvation Army receive donation from Waimairi Kiwanis representative Gay Milne (front).

Chelsea Shover

THE Kiwanis Club of Waimairi has raised $3000 and collected donations of blankets and clothing for the Salvation Army to distribute to children in the eastern suburbs. Wendy Henthorn, secretary of the Waimairi club, said that since the earthquakes her club had been collecting warm clothes and blankets for children living without sufficient heat in substandard homes, garages, or vans. The club, comprised of 12 women, also knits squares to make blankets. The Waimairi club delivered the donations to the Iverson St Salvation Army last week. Gilly Blacklee, a Salvation Army co-ordinator

of community care, who helped receive the items, called the donations “a very substantial amount”. Mrs Henthorn said her club raised money and received clothing and blanket donations from Kiwanis chapters in the North Island, New Caledonia and French Polynesia. The club also donated to Plunket from the fundraising, supplying jumpers, trousers, beanies and socks for two, three and four year olds. Mrs Henthorn said Kiwanis focused on preschool-aged children because older children received support at school.

Chelsea Shover AS part of the International Baccalaureate programme at Selwyn House, an independent girls’ school, year 8 student Ella Minehan Fitzgerald had to complete a personal project. Inspired by the memory of her aunt, who died of cancer four years ago, Ella visited the Christchurch Oncology Ward to see how she could help children being treated there. Though she wasn’t permitted to meet the children in the hospital, staff told her of the particular need for toys and games to entertain the boys between ages 10 and 15. Donations and programmes tended to focus on younger children, while older boys were more overlooked. “They’re expected to be OK with it all,” Ella said, “but they are as upset.” And because the Christchurch Oncology Ward served the whole South Island, some were far from their families and friends.

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Cupcakes for a cause: Ella Minehan Fitzgerald sold cupcakes at the Winter Children’s Food Festival to raise money for children in the Christchurch oncology ward.

Ella learned that the ward had an Xbox but few games. She decided she would tap into her love of baking to raise money to purchase video games and other toys for the ward. She spent eight hours making and icing the chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, with help in the last stretch from her older sister. Along with some friends, she sold the cupcakes at the recent Winter Children’s Food Festival at Riccarton House and Bush Grounds, where she also received donations in a piggy bank. In total, she sold 148 cupcakes and raised $328. Early on, Ella realised the money she raised wasn’t going to be quite enough to buy all the games and toys she wanted to give. Before and after the bake sale, Ella wrote letters to and met with various businesses to ask for donations. Countdown supplied $120 worth of ingredients and colourful baking cups. Smiggle and Paper Plus donated toys, and Ella is still waiting to hear from other companies. Her mother Judy Minehan said Ella also plans to negotiate for better deals on the items she will purchase.


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Ihutai Trust Chair, Marti n Maguire & Ruud Klei npaste

Notice of AGM Tuesday 4 September, 7.30pm Mt Pleasant Community Centre Guest Speaker Bill Bayfield Chief Executive Environment Canterbury

For many Christchurch residents the Avon Heathcote Estuary is just a body of water [or mudflats] on the way to or from Sumner. Very few people understand the importance of the Estuary or its role in the waterway cycle of the city. The Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust has launched a new Field Guide which it is hoped will change negative perceptions of the estuary to a more positive understanding of this important city waterway. The Field Guide covers many aspects of the Estuary including, maps, History, walking tracks, bird-watching guide and much more. This is a very important publication for Christchurch people and will not only increase understanding of this beautiful area, but hopefully encourage everyone to acquaint themselves with this environmental gem in our city. The books are on sale now both online [via our website] and at selected bookstores, Residents Associations and Mitre10 Ferrymead. As a voluntary Trust, we are always keen to have people involved in our work. The Annual General Meeting of the Avon Heathcote Estuary Trust will be held on Tuesday the 4th of September at the temporary Mt. Pleasant Community Centre, on the site of the old centre. This year the guest speaker will be Mr. Bill Bayfield, CEO of Environment Canterbury. You are most welcome to attend. Martin Maguire CHAIR

EXPLORING AN ESTUARY A Field Guide to the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai Christchurch

Bill will speak about the Natural Environment Recovery Programme which is being led by Environment Canterbury as part of the Earthquake Recovery Strategy for Greater Christchurch.

$15

This newly published book makes a great gift for friends or simply for yourself. Designed to be taken with you as you explore one of Christchurch’s greatest treasures, this field guide will introduce you to the abundant wildlife, sites of historical interest, and favoured recreation spots of Te Ihutai (the Avon-Heathcote Estuary).

This includes work on the state of waterways based on scientific monitoring and progress on repairs to waterways infrastructure.

“This book is a wonderful guide to a beautiful place within our Christchurch community, showing us the past with all its treasures as well as the present with all its changes. The future of this brilliant estuary is, however, dependent on you and me.” Ruud Kleinpaste

ALL WELCOME Light Supper Provided For more information you can visit our website at:

You can buy this book by;

www.estuary.org.nz

Ordering it on-line (www.estuary.org.nz) Emailing us info@estuary.org.nz

facebook.com/Ihutai twitter.com/Ihutai

Or phoning us 03 669 2077

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The Ihutai Trust is grateful for the support of The Canterbury Community Trust, Environment Canterbury and the Christchurch City Council

Membership Form

Membership and Bequest Forms are also available on our website.

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