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Capping time Scholarly progress: Engineering and Forestry students from the University of Canterbury (UC) march in procession to the CSB Canterbury Arena on Tuesday to take part in their graduation ceremony. More than 1200 UC students are graduating this week. Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts students were also capped on Tuesday afternoon. Tomorrow it will be the turn for Science and Education, followed by law and Commerce graduands to receive their degrees. Photo: Gilbert Wealleans

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Gina McKenzie “UNBELIEVABLE” is how Labour’s spokesperson for housing Annette King describes the plight of ‘Rachel’, the woman Mainland Press reported on last week who has been living in her car for the last 10 months. “I’ve seen people today who are renting houses and will need help when they move out but this is taking it to a whole new level,” Ms King said. “I can’t believe that she hasn’t been able to get the help she needs from government agencies. “Everyone knows there’s a crisis and it’s time for (Earthquake Recovery Minister) Mr Brownlee to wake up and take action. “There are state houses boarded up that could be fixed cheaply so it doesn’t make sense to leave them sitting empty when people desperately need housing.” Aspokesperson for Mr Brownlee said the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) was working with Housing NZ Corporation to get state houses fixed and reoccupied. “Housing New Zealand plans to accelerate the repair of properties that require minor through to major repairs. Cera has also been working with other social housing providers to ensure that their properties are also repaired as quickly as possible.” In the past year, the spokesperson said over 1900 households had contacted the Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation

Service (Cetas) seeking temporary accommodation support and since February this year Cetas had put more than 830 households in contact with landlords in the private rental market. The Government had also established two temporary accommodation villages at Linwood Park and Kaiapoi Domain. Meanwhile, since the publication of last week’s article, Mainland Press has received 14 offers of help for Rachel, including housing. She was overwhelmed by the response. “It feels like Christmas and I’m so happy to see that there are good people out there. “Once I have a place I won’t be scared anymore and I can start my life again,” she said. While Rachel was excited about moving into a house she warned that others living in cars would die this winter if they didn’t find accommodation. “They’ve got health problems and if they live outside in the cold they’re going to die just like what happened to my husband.” “It’s getting like a third-world country.” “People are more important than buildings.” Rachel said she hoped to move into a house this week and was looking forward to a brighter future. “Nothing can bring back my husband but I know he’d be happy to see me living in a house again.”

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A MUSEUM wall in Belgium will be filled with thousands of poppies sent from Christchurch to commemorate New Zealand soldiers lost in World War 1. Christchurch Returned Services Association (RSA) president Russell Barron visited the Passchendaele Memorial Museum, which has been set up in an old chateau in the Belgian town of Zonnebeke during a trip to Europe late last year. The New Zealand Veterans Band, which includes six players from Christchurch, was due to perform there this Anzac Day. “The museum is doing a major rebuild and they are enlarging their display area as well as putting in about 400 metres of World War 1 trenches and they are using as much original material as they can,” Mr Barron said. He said part of the new display area was going to be a wall of poppies; the British and Canadian legions had made contributions, so he wanted New Zealand to make one too. The Christchurch RSA has sent 10,000 New

Zealand-made poppies, donated by the RSAs around Canterbury, to be placed on the wall as a mark of remembrance to the New Zealand servicemen who died during World War 1. “We lost about 10,000 people in France and Belgium in World War 1 alone,” Mr Barron said. The poppies arrived at the museum earlier this month and were being stored until the wall was built. Mr Barron hoped to attend the opening of the museum extension, which was due to take place on Anzac Day next year. He said the Christchurch RSA had decided to keep selling poppies that were made in the city, rather than selling those manufactured in China and assembled in Australia, like other RSAs have done this year. “We will be working in partnership with [poppy maker] Kilmarnock Enterprises to make sure there are New Zealand-made poppies available for next poppy day and the foreseeable future.”

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Civic Trust fears Hagley Park stadium will emerge Chris Tobin

THE Christchurch Civic Trust is worried that Canterbury Cricket’s development plans for Hagley Oval will open the door to a major development later on, perhaps with Cera involvement, but cricket authorities deny this will happen. Trust chairman Neil Roberts said the Christchurch City Council had made provision in its 10-year long term plan for pitch development at Hagley Oval up to international standard setting aside $1.4 million. However, in the trust’s view this now appeared to be creeping on for something more substantial. “It’s leading to a large stadium for cricket with exclusive use for professional cricket rather than club cricket.” Canterbury Cricket Association chief executive Lee Germon said there was no intention by the association to have a stadium on the site. “No, it’s not the case at all. It’s our intention when we charge for matches there that the fencing comes down after a game. We’re fully aware of the Hagley Park management plan.” The association did not want a lockable fence, Mr Germon said, and it was intended that only a few

matches a season would have a gate charge. “We need a ground to hold 10,000. At the South African game six weeks ago there were 5000. With a low rise embankment and temporary seating we can have more.” The association plans to build a grass embankment around Hagley Oval as well as a players’ pavilion and floodlights in time for 2015 World Cup matches. “We’ve no objection to work on the embankment,” Mr Roberts said, “but as soon as it is fenced off and people pay to go in, it becomes exclusive and this is not permitted in the legislation.” He said a Reserves Act dating back to 1885 permitted club cricket but not professional cricket. Also under the 1977 Reserves Act, land could not be fenced off and a gate charge made. He was worried that the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera ) might become involved and they had the power to circumvent the legislation as well as the park management plan. “The fear is cricket people have taken it as a fait accompli.” Mr Roberts said Hagley Park was

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established as a reserve free and open to everyone. “I liken it to Hyde Park; no-one would attempt to put a cricket venue there and that’s the model Hagley Park was designed on.” He said the city was not lacking in space for a cricket arena. Mr Germon said Hagley Park was the only option they had and if it did not proceed Canterbury ran the risk of not being able to host major matches, and not getting World Cup matches in 2015.

“At the moment there’s a lot of supposition; we haven’t shown our plans because they’re still with council. I understand the concerns but after they see what we have, hopefully it will allay fears.” Comment was sought from city council community services general manager Michael Aitken but he was not available. The civic trust said council recreation and sports unit manager John Filsell had confirmed that public consultation would be required at a date to be confirmed.

before the public were consulted through the resource consent process. “This includes the dig-out of the block which the Canterbury Cricket Association feels it has the right to undertake.” Built in 1863, the Hagley Pavilion is believed to be the oldest cricket pavilion in the world. It was first used in early 1864 for a match between Canterbury and an All England XI. Cricket New base: If work proceeds at Hagley Oval, the historic Hagley Pavilion, has been played at Hagley Park for above, – the oldest cricket pavilion in the world - will have to be moved. more than 150 years. Photo: Chris Tobin

Christchurch to welcome more Chinese and Indonesian visitors number of Chinese visitors to Christchurch. “We hope our current conversations will result in direct flights to Christchurch.” Mr Boult said Chinese visitors were very keen to see the South Island’s famous scenery and experience southern hospitality. Meanwhile, Mr Boult was

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Clubs face prospect of new locations CLUBS that have been based at Hagley Oval for over 100 years will be forced to go elsewhere if the planned development of Hagley Oval goes ahead. These are the St Albans and Riccarton cricket clubs as well as the Hagley Pavilion, owned by the Canterbury Umpires Association, which is one of the most historic cricket buildings in the world. St Albans club president Alan Jamiesion said his club would be disappointed if work of any description started on the oval

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also excited about an agreement between Garuda Indonesia and Auckland Airport. “We look forward to working with Auckland Airport and various stakeholders in the vast Asian market to bring Indonesian visitors into the South Island. We know tourists want to see our famous southern mountains

and lakes, so we will do all we can to encourage and grow the Indonesian market.” Mr Boult said there had been strong growth in arrivals from Indonesia to Christchurch almost every month for the past 24 months as new capacity from Asian markets became available.

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US troops  Can I publicly exclude myself from your welcome to American troops to Burnham (Mainland Press, April 19). This is a day of sadness, and perhaps bitterness. Once again, this country is being inveigled into working alongside a military whose recent history of desecrating the dead, murdering civilians in drone strikes , and incarcerating suspects for years without trial (often after torture) is a stain on civilised behaviour.

Living in a car The American military, to control oil resources for Washington, has left a trail of devastation and death across the globe. The Iraq debacle was initiated on a public media campaign of lies. Do we really want NZ troops involved in this? The sooner these “Wolfhounds” are out of NZ the better. Warren Thomson, Cashmere

From the editor Helping Rachel Crooked landlords, inflexible and unsympathetic bureaucrats, showering in camping grounds and Cowles Stadium, pooling money with others to buy groceries - that’s been the fate for Rachel, the woman we reported in our front page story last week. For 10 months Rachel (not her real name), who also holds down a part-time job, has been living in a car. Her sorry story began when she and her husband lost their rented home in the February 22 earthquake. Forced to live in their car, her husband’s health started to fail; he had to give up his fulltime job and then he died of pneumonia. Attempts by Rachel to get a roof over her head failed as she encountered bureaucratic brick walls wherever she turned. You could say Rachel herself has to take responsibility for what has happened but if that is the case, why then are there up to 100 others like her living in cars? This information comes

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What a disgusting article about the woman who has lived in her car for 10 months because ‘the authorities’ can’t or won’t assist her, and just as bad is her landlord who threatened to steal anything left behind (Mainland Press, April 19). Why not name and shame? Also, one other important thing, page 12 has three photos regarding Anzac Day; the bottom right photo has an Australian flag showing. Doesn’t anyone know the difference? W.D.Lawlor, St North New Brighton

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A road through Victoria Square would destroy a very favoured community area free from the hustle and bustle of traffic and fumes. It was a battle to achieve this very attractive area and with Cathedral Square likely to be in limbo for some time, Victoria Square could be even more significant for a gathering place for relaxation and entertainment on occasions such as the Asian Festival of lights. If our Town Hall is saved it would not be enhanced by the proximity of more noise and traffic pollution. Val Wisely, (Victoria Street resident)

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from the Salvation Army. What Rachel’s story shows is that another layer of underclass has been created in this city as a result of the earthquakes - people who fall through the cracks because they don’t have an address and therefore don’t meet the criteria to receive government assistance. Why are they not referred on to social agencies who might be able to help? Well, for a number of reasons apparently this is not happening. It’s a sad indictment of ‘the system.’ And with Anzac Day being held yesterday you can’t help thinking, is this the sort of country all those soldiers and service personnel died fighting for? I think not. For Rachel, however, there looks likely to be a happy ending. We’ve received 14 offers of assistance for her. Soon she is likely to be housed and enjoying her first home-cooked meal in a long time. We’re glad we could help.

column in favour of reopening Victoria Street surprised and dismayed me. Jack Barber, Sockburn

Thank you for the opportunity of commenting on the Crowne Plaza site (Mainland Press, April 19).To my mind one of the things that the Christchurch City Council really got right in the past 25 years was the development of Victoria Square. To re-open the road would be the death knell of a delightful area as it became victim to endless traffic. The five to one count in your Street Talk

The founders of Christchurch created Victoria Street as the northern entrance to the city. It was a disgrace to have blocked it off and permitted the building of the Park Royal ‘Berlin Wall.’  Yes! The road through Victoria Square should be restored as it was.  M. Turner, Fendalton

Recording quake experiences CHRISTCHURCH residents have been given the opportunity to record their earthquake experiences. THE University of Canterbury’s QuakeBox recording studio opened in Cashel Mall on Saturday as a part of Re:Start and will remain

there until May 19, after which it is planned to move the recording booth around the city. UC QuakeBox is a collaboration between the New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) and UC CEISMIC (Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive).

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IRD building ‘kicked too many times’ ChrisTobin

THE Inland Revenue building in Cashel Street opposite the former CTV site will be demolished. The builder’s owner, Rapaki Property Group, confirmed that the building, which was completed in 2007, would now come down. “There’s been cumulative damage to the structure,” Rapaki managing director Simon Henry of Auckland said. “It’s been kicked too many times.” In February, when the Department of Building and Housing released its technical investigation report into the nearby CTV building collapse on February 22, 2011, it said the peak vertical accelerations in the area “were among the highest ever recorded internationally in an urban environment”. Mr Henry said the decision to demolish the modern building had only been made last week and he was not sure when the work would start; a demolition contract was still being finalised. Rapaki Property Group also owns the land on which the building stands. Asked if he was disappointed, Mr Henry replied: “It’s a process of business.” He said his company was still considering options regarding the future of the site. Inland Revenue commissioner Bob Russell said the department had been aware demolition could be required and had taken that into account in its planning, which included a

return to the CBD when possible. “In November last year, Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Social Development agreed to co-locate some staff in a new, purposebuilt development in Russley Road, expected to be completed in December this year. This site will house about 300 of our people. We have also signed a lease in Moorhouse Avenue, accommodating 200 of our staff, on the southern side of the Another to go: The IRD building viewed from the now empty CTV site. CBD.” Photo: Samantha Early Mr Russell said that since February 2011, Cashel Street building, we have asked the Inland Revenue staff had been working from Government’s Property Management Centre up to 32 smaller, temporary sites across the of Expertise to work with us as part of a crosscity. government accommodation solution within “Many of these leases were entered into the CBD.” on the basis of an expected return to Cashel Before the February 22 earthquake, more Street and are due to expire over the balance than 700 Inland Revenue staff were employed of this year. in the Cashel St building. “As we are unable to return to our

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Parents give up work Why not relocate St after preschool closure Michael and All Angels? Tania Butterfield The fallout from the unexpected closure of Bishopdale Community Preschool last month has resulted in some parents having to give up work or reduce their normal working hours, the centre manager says. Bishopdale Community Preschool was shut down after a detailed engineering report deemed the building to be below new building standards. Centre manager Sarah Straver said while she had not seen the report, she understood the Christchurch City Council-owned building was considered to be Help: A large heart asking Mayor Bob Parker to help the earthquake prone. Photo: Supplied “They’ve done tests on it and preschool dons the preschool fence. they’re saying if there’s another earthquake it might suffer damage. All through the earthquakes we have had very working hours with their employers due to the little damage so it was a surprise to us we didn’t lack of childcare, she said. One parent, Jackie, who did not want her pass the inspection,” she said. The education ministry had found other surname published, said the closure of the premises for the preschool at Breens preschool had been hard on her daughter and Intermediate, but it would only have room for very costly on the family who were now paying 28 children a day compared to the 50 places the double the amount for preschool than they had been at Bishopdale Community Preschool. preschool had at the Bishopdale Court site. “We now have to pay for a concession of 30 The preschool would have to wait about eight weeks before they could move in, Ms Straver hours but we’re only using 15 of those hours,” she said. said. At Bishopdale Community Preschool she The closure had been hard on families. “About half of the children have found places was paying $4.25 per hour compared to the $46 in other preschools but a couple of parents have per session at her new preschool, Jackie said. While she had not given up her job yet, it was chosen to quit their jobs because they can’t afford other preschools. For some, there could definitely on the cards if the preschool did not reopen, she said. be up to a $5 an hour jump in fees. Ms Straver said they had started a petition “The ones that have found spaces have reduced their [work] hours because the new asking council to make strengthening the centre they went to could only offer shorter building a priority and within two days had gathered about 500 signatures. hours,” Ms Straver said. The petition would be presented to the council One mother had put her nursing studies on hold and other parents were negotiating their during an earthquake meeting, she said.

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Well-known central city retailer and property owner Geoff Moreton outlines what he thinks should be done in the Christchurch rebuild. AS Christchurch faces the mammoth task of Anglican pro-Cathedral) on Lichfield Street into rebuilding its housing stock, infrastructure and the Square as the new cathedral? Cut it in half and lengthen it sympathetically CBD, we must think outside the square, think to increase its capacity. laterally and work with what we have. The sides would be easy to expand and the It is my unequivocal conviction that the housing stock and homes for those folk displaced be the new spire could be built of stainless steel, and number-one priority for first off the rank action. deep strong foundations and a lift to take people Speed - no obfuscation with payout, banking to the viewing platform could be included. This is a beautiful building; the true beauty and land for rebuild. No delay, no equivocation. of which is not fully exposed on its Second, the sewers, water present site. It would be done for reticulation systems and roads must a cost far less than the temporary be progressively restored, repaired cardboard cathedral ($5.3 million) and replaced. just to be pulled down later. This is Third, commerce, both retail possible, it can be done quickly and and service, is to a large extent there is a precedent. taking care of itself. Businesses St Andrews at the hospital, a are operating from containers, wooden structure that survived homes, garages and sheds. These undamaged was moved to Rangi will survive; they will eventually Ruru Girls’ School for $250,000. Just be wholly restored and will again the will and the drive are needed. prosper. Being a wooden building, St However, it concerns me Geoff Moreton Michael and All Angels survived that (typically) Cantabrians are castigating themselves needlessly over the all the earthquakes well and would be easy to deconstruction and rebuild of the ChristChurch further strengthen. It revived and restored a dying Cathedral in the Square, the symbolic heart of and moribund parish. What a splendid sight. St central Christchurch. A complete replacement, Michaels and All Angels would be in Cathedral rebuild would cost hundreds of millions of Square; what a bold practical innovative and positive message this would send: We’re back, dollars and possibly take years. There is, however, a solution that would cost the cathedral’s open, we’re back in business. Christchurch, I challenge you. Think outside very little. We have a spare at hand. After the present cathedral is painstakingly taken apart the SQUARE. The answer maybe just around and all that can be recovered is saved, why not the corner! then transport St Michael and All Angels (the

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New website assists Christchurch travellers The Transport for Christchurch website has now launched to assist travellers in Christchurch find the quickest and safest route around the city. Mayor Bob Parker says that the Transport for Christchurch website will let travellers around the city know where the major road works and closures are, so that they can minimise travel delays. “Since September 2010 road works and closures have been a real headache for Christchurch commuters, this new website will help people plan their journey.”

Community open days on Draft Annual Plan Christchurch residents are invited to a series of community open days and drop-in sessions to find out more about what is in the Draft Annual Plan 2012/13. Community consultation on the draft plan is now open and residents have four weeks to make a submission. As part of the consultation process, residents will be invited to attend three Open Days this weekend (28 – 30 April) at The Dome in North Hagley Park. Senior staff will be available at the open days to talk about what is in the plan and residents will be able to ask questions. A series of eight community drop-in sessions is also being arranged in community centres across the city

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Copies of the Draft Annual Plan 2012/13 and summary are available online at www.ccc.govt.nz/ annualplan and in service centres. Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says it is vital that people tell us what they think of the Council’s proposals for the year ahead through the public submission process. “The earthquakes have had a massive impact on our city and there are some major decisions to be made this year. Putting together this draft plan has been challenging and I am confident we have put forward

Saturday 28 April 2012, 11am – 6pm

The Council is asking people who make written submissions to consider joining with others if they wish to speak at public hearings. With just four days set down for the hearings, it is expected to be a lengthy process and it will be made more manageable if those with likeminded submissions come together and nominate a spokesperson.

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Visitors to the Transport for Christchurch website can navigate around the interactive map to identify where road works are located and how they may affect their journey around the city. The interactive map also provides realtime traffic flow information on arterial roads within the city area. Transport for Christchurch is a joint venture between a number of agencies including the Christchurch City Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency. For further information visit:

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“The best thing we can do now is listen. I urge our residents to look at this draft set of accounts and write to us with their thoughts. So, Christchurch, it’s now in your hands – we are laying the framework for the future of this city and we want to hear from you.”

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New Zealand Transport Agency’s State Highway Manager (Christchurch) Colin Knaggs says

“No matter what your mode of transport – car, bus, motorcycle, cycling or walking – this website will help you minimise travel delays,” he says.

a sound plan that, despite the enormity of the task before us, is able to meet the costs of the rebuild.

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to make it easier for residents who wish to find out more about the plan and pick up, or fill in, a submission on the day. Senior staff will also be available at these session to answer questions.

“In addition, news stories about closures and events around the city, such as festivals and sporting events, will help travellers make decisions about the best route to take,” he says.

with further infrastructure repairs planned, there will be major road works and closures around the city in the coming years.

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Multi-sensory facility reopens The Southern Centre, a multi-sensory leisure facility designed for children and people with disabilities, has opened at its new location within the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre.

disabilities, so it’s great to have this unique facility back.”

Mayor Bob Parker says the facility has been greatly missed since February 2011, when QEII Park Recreation and Sport Centre – its former home – was closed due to earthquake damage.

Groups and individuals can book customised sessions with interactive features: in addition to a new bubble tube and LED light show, familiar favourites such as the gel bed, fibre optics and specialised lighting have been transferred from QEII Park. To book, phone the Council on (03) 941 8999.

“Leisure and recreation are among our most basic needs, and the Southern Centre’s absence was really felt by its regular customers. There just aren’t a lot of accessible and inclusive leisure opportunities of this quality out there for people with

The Southern Centre is a joint operation between the Christchurch City Council and The Southern Charitable Trust, and has been recognised internationally, winning a World Leisure Award for Excellence in Innovation in 2006.

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Couple thrilled to win car for a year WHEN the call came to say that out of the hundreds of entries in a recent competition the Coopers had won a Peugeot for a year, their reaction was disbelief. “I said, ‘You’re pulling my leg!’ I couldn’t believe it,” Norma Cooper said. She and husband Bill had won the Weekend Gardener competition for the use of a 2012 Peugeot 308 XSP, valued at $40,990, for one year. The couple had been subscribing to the magazine for more than five years. Mrs Cooper said she was brought up on the gardening scene. Her family once owned the Ruapehu Nursery. “I love gardening. I love watching things grow from the glasshouse and then transplanting them in the garden. Everything about gardening, I love.” She said her four children, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild were a family of gardeners and were envious of their prize. “We Skype every day with our son in England and they were rapt when we showed them the picture of our new car in the magazine.”

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Hearth warming news Your update on chimney repairs With winter in the offing – hopefully, not too soon – we’re getting calls about chimney repairs and replacement heat sources.

Of course, there have been more aftershocks and damage along the way. So it’s possible some homes need a primary heat source this year.

That’s a good thing, because helping Cantabrians keep warm in their homes is a real priority.

To be eligible for the Chimney Replacement Programme, you must have a claim with EQCandbe referred to the Project Management Office. (That’s us.)

Things have moved on a lot since this time last year, with almost 15,000 repairs under the Chimney Replacement Programme. Phase 1 – Winter Heat – was about dealing with an emergency. Our job was to ensure that all households in Canterbury qualifying for heating repairs and wanting to go ahead were helped in time for winter 2011. We’re now well into Phase 2 – dealing with damage to second chimneys as part of the full-scope repairs under the Canterbury Home Repair Programme.

We use the chimney component of your EQC cover to pay for new heating. So if you need a primary heat source we’d like to hear about it – please contact EQC through 0800 DAMAGE (326 243). Obviously, if you’ve already been paid out by EQC or opted out of the PMO, the funds are no longer available for the Chimney Replacement Programme. In that case, we can help by giving you a steer on other providers.

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Carnival time Knock ‘em down: Giovanni Cameron, 8, tries to knock down the pins at the Wilson’s Amusement carnival.

Trying her luck: Zara Beauchamp, 9, plays the Clown Toss game at the Wilson’s Amusements travelling carnival at Craighead Reserve in Northcote last week. The Dunedin-based carnival has been travelling around Christchurch for the past two weeks, setting up camp in New Brighton and Northcote. Stallholder Craig McKenzie, who has been involved with the carnival since 1988, said they wanted to bring some light entertainment to children in Christchurch over the holidays. The carnival is now based at Kyle Park in Sockburn until Sunday. Photos: Tania Butterfield

New community hub for St Albans Tania Butterfield

THE St Albans community will be the first to reap the benefit of the Lions Club relocatable community building. The project, just one of many the 202E District Lions Club has been involved in following the Canterbury earthquakes, will see a new transitional facility put on the old St Albans Community Centre site on Colombo Street. The site is owned by the Christchurch City Council. Lions earthquake committee liaison officer Digby Prosser said the district Lions Club received funding from the International Association of Lions Clubs and other parts of New Zealand to help residents in need following the quakes. They supported individuals and donated

money to the City Mission and Methodist Mission but wanted to do something to help the long-term recovery process, Mr Prosser said. “The council identified over 60 community facilities that were damaged beyond the point of use so we came up with this notion of partnership between the Lions Club and council and the outcome of that is this building.” The building will be constructed off-site and is expected to move to the St Albans Community Centre site in July. It is likely to stay there for five to seven years before being moved to another location within Canterbury, Mr Prosser said. “We’re confident it will at least have two

EMBROIDERY For all skill levels, Canterbury Embroideries Guild, groups meet several times weekly, contact Roz 03 383-6946 or Rosemary 03 358-4256 YALDHURST Ladies Probus Club, is looking to welcome new members at their meetings in Upper Riccarton on the third Tuesday of each month. They have a variety of interesting speakers and arranged outings are held with friendly club. Enquires to Glenis 03 342-5350 or Jan 03 342-9202 HAGLEY Ladies Probus Club welcomes new members to join our club. We meet at Crockfords Bridge Club rooms, 218 Riccarton Road on the first Tuesday of each month at 1-30pm. The third Tuesday is our outings day. Very interesting speakers & enjoyable outings are had by all. Off street parking available. Please contact Waverley 03 3428226 or Joan 03 352-1338 LIVE In North Western Suburbs? Want to make new friends? Consider joining Papanui Combined Probus Club. All are welcome. Great speakers, great outings, great company, monthly meetings held the first Tuesday at Papanui Bowls, ground floor, 181 Condell Ave. No parking problems. Phone Ivan 03 348-5687 or Dorothy 03 351-8322 PT in the park. Exercise for free. Outdoor exercise session with REPs, registered personal trainers weekly on Saturdays at 12pm for 45 minutes. Will cater to all fitness levels. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Session takes place rain or shine, North Hagley Park, corner Park Terrace & Harper Ave. Further enquires 027 484-9383 PAPANUI RSA Market. Every Saturday 8am - 1pm. Off Harewood Rd, signs out, plants, veges, clothes, bric a brac, books, fishing gear, food stalls etc available. Under new management. New stall holders are welcome. Ph Craig 022 609-1497 CITIZENS Advice volunteers are on duty from Monday to Friday between 9.am– 5pm to assist you with any problems that you may have. This help is as close as the phone – 0800 367 222. It is free, impartial and confidential. You are most welcome to give them a call NEW Citizens Advice Branch, opened in the Polytechnic Students Association building opposite Countdown in Madras Street. 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday with free legal advice available on Thursday from 1-2pm. Phone assistance is available from 9am to 5pm by calling 0800 367-222

lifetimes [in different locations] unless the St Albans community want to hold onto it,” he said. The Lions Club and council chose the St Albans site because it was a central location and replaced an important facility in a badly affected area, he said. “While it is in St Albans, other groups could use it as well. We have a generic approach to this. There will be users who used to use the community centre and there will be new ones wanting to use it.” The Community Noticeboard is for non profit groups or However, they did not want any one organisation to permanently base themselves organisations. Items submitted must include a phone number and any associated costs and must not be more than 50 words. at the new centre. “We’re quite adamant that should not This is a free service from Mainland Press which reserves the right to edit submissions or to withhold items from publication happen,” Mr Prosser said. if they do not fit the criteria, or due to space constraints.

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WRITING poetry is like solving a cryptic puzzle, Christchurch Boys’ High School archivist Robert McLean says. “It’s a little puzzle that you have to keep working at until you have found the solution.” The 37-year-old has written poetry for the past 10 years and has just launched his longest poem yet, a 62-stanza poem entitled A Graveyard by the Sea. Mr McLean’s love of poetry developed from his interest in music and reading. “I was in Dunedin and didn’t have much else to do. It [poetry writing] is addictive. There’s always something new to learn,” he said. A Graveyard by the Sea was written following the death of Mr McLean’s father, who died of leukaemia last year.

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Set in Rapaki, one of Mr McLean’s favourite places, the poem ponders the question of what kind of life the dead have for us after they’re gone. “It’s basically about what we can do to keep them alive. It’s hard to write about things you haven’t experienced yourself, which makes it harder to write about death in general. “If you don’t feel something personally, I think readers can tell.” Writing the poem helped Mr McLean grieve for his father, he said. “It happened so fast. He was diagnosed and then six months later he was gone. I watched the Rugby World Cup final with him, then he died three or four days later. “It [the poem] is about how important remembering things is. It’s a creative thing, to remember,” Mr McLean said. Mr McLean’s poetry chapbook A Graveyard by the Sea was launched last week.

Team work: Fendalton Open-Air School students Violette Perry, left, Lauryn StapletonSmith, Moe Gath and Nick Cooke won the nineyear-old mixed freestyle relay at the Canterbury Primary Schools’ Swimming Championship recently. Violet, 8, also won the nine-year-old girls’ backstroke title. The students had to place at their school sports swimming competition and the zone sports to make the championships. Photo: Supplied

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Ms Washbourne said if she was at home during a large earthquake, she knew to hang a bedsheet out the window so Civil Defence knew a disabled person was inside. Cathy Smith said she was sick of earthquakes. “I just ignore them by watching TV or reading my books. I hate them,” she said. The September quake happened just days after Ms Smith was discharged from hospital, and the February one nearly threw her from her wheelchair. “But June was spooky.” Mr Patterson said the centre had held earthquake drills. Instead of getting under a table or doorframe, all residents could do was hold their heads in their arms and wait for help.

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The Women on the 6th Floor 1960s Paris is the setting for this gentle French comedy from director Phillippe Le Guay. Maria (Natalia Verbeke), fresh off the bus from Spain, has arrived in Paris to become a housemaid. She gets a job in the home of stockbroker Monsieur Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) and his beautiful wife Suzanne (Sandrine Kiberiain). Like the stockbroking firm he runs, Joubert inherited the apartment building he lives in from his father. The building houses a number of apartments, but the top floor, the sixth, is home to the domestic help - all Spanish - and all with their own reasons for being there. In the beginning, Joubert pays little attention to the women upstairs, but gradually Maria’s infectious personality changes things for Joubert. He begins to notice that despite their long hours of work and primitive living conditions, these women have a zest for life that he finds exhilarating and he is increasingly drawn into their world. There will be some obvious comparisons to last year’s hit The Help and The Women on the 6th Floor does have its share of clichés as well as a plot which is largely predicable, but it’s worth remembering the French love to

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TWENTY-ONE years of choral expertise will be celebrated at the Christchurch City Choir’s gala concert at CBS Arena on Saturday. Foundation choir member Robyn Ryburn said while it had been difficult to secure a post-earthquake venue she was delighted to be performing in front of a Christchurch audience again. “I’ve been involved in choirs since 1963

comment on their own society. Scratch the surface of this film and you will find some gentle digs at the rigidness and snobbery of middle-class conformity in the 1960s. This is really a story of a quiet revolution and of an awakening. General Franco gets more than a passing mention and in true French style, the film has even inverted the whole English upstairs/ downstairs tradition by having the women living upstairs. I said this film was quietly revolutionary, but the emphasis must be on the ‘quiet’, there is nothing radical going on here. The story is driven, however, Want to do something for the rebuild of by some lovely our fabulous city? Over 36,000 workers characterisations. will be coming in over the next 2-4 Monsieur Joubert years and we are looking for homestay learns some important accommodation to add to our database. life lessons, and in We will do the work and find someone the end (like him) the audience is drawn into you will feel right at home with. the Spanish women’s camaraderie, charm HOMESTAY ACCOMMODATION and their joie de vive for REBUILD of CHRISTCHURCH - or as they might say – their alegria de la vida, all of which Email harc@hotmail.co.nz makes for a pleasant Phone Eileen and engaging movie (03) 338-4862/027 825-4412 experience.

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Has the Anzac test done its dash? When the powers that be first came up with the idea that the Kangaroos should play the Kiwis every season, close to the time that the two nations commemorate Anzac Day, it was embraced as a marvellous concept. Fifteen years on the gloss has well and truly disappeared. One of the main reasons for this, I’m sure, is the fact that in all that time, the Kiwis have only won on one occasion! There are, however, reasons that go a lot deeper than what the record books show. If you look more closely at why the Anzac test is becoming a dinosaur, it’s the structure that operates across the Tasman. Rugby league over there is a club-based structure. The NRL is an extremely successful competition that the Aussie fans just can’t get enough of. It is unique in so much as the fans over there align themselves to their club for life. English football is very similar as far as club loyalty is concerned, but the ultimate goal for their fans is to win the Football World Cup, which is the pinnacle

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EQC Update

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Changes to the way EQC manages excesses

TC3 Drilling Starts EQC is managing the drilling work on all properties, both under and over the commission’s $100,000 + GST cap of its cover for built residential property.

Once we have the information we need and the geotechnical information is analysed, the next step for customers is for an engineer to undertake foundation design for their property.

At this stage, we are expecting the drilling in the eastern suburbs to be finished in the next six to nine months. Further announcements around timeframes for the remaining western and southern suburbs will be made when we have a clearer picture of the resources available.

Customers will be contacted either by Fletcher EQR or their private insurers to discuss repair options for their homes. A suburb-by-suburb list of areas to be drilled is available at: canterbury.eqc.govt.nz/news/ where-we-are-working

$3 Billion in claims paid out

“Even as we continue to make encouraging progress, we still have a long way to go.”

EQC’s total payments made to customers from the earthquakes in Canterbury have topped the $3 billion mark, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in history.

“We are facing an unprecedented job in Canterbury. Nowhere else in the world has there been an insurance event made up of a number of ongoing events.

EQC Chief Executive Ian Simpson says this figure amounts to about a quarter of the estimated total liability of $12 billion, which will be paid out as EQC settles claims in the next two to three years.

“Even as we continue to make encouraging progress, we still have a long way to go,” Simpson says.

“On a global scale, what we’re doing is right up there. Hurricane Katrina in the United States in 2005 was the costliest natural disasters in history, resulting in roughly the same number of insurance claims as the number we have received from our customers.”

EQC has now also closed over 100,000 individual building claims. There have been 413,000 building claims lodged since the September 4 quake. In addition, over 13,000 house repairs have been completed under the Canterbury Home Repair Programme.

EQC has changed the rules on charging excesses. We are now able to invoice customers under the Canterbury Home Repair Programme for an excess direct, rather than withholding it from payments to contractors and having them recover it from customers.

How the excess is paid to EQC in different settlement situations: Cash settlement EQC deducts the excess from a cash settlement. This may include deducting the excesses for building and land claims for the same property from the land payment, if the building claim is being settled through repair, rather than cash settlement.

Managed repair Where EQC settles a Canterbury earthquake claim by managed repair, EQC will pay the full amount of the tradesperson’s bill as an interim measure, and then bill the homeowner for the excess. For non-Canterbury events (eg, the Nelson flood), EQC will pay the tradesperson for the authorised repairs but will request payment of the excess ahead of work starting.

Opting out The excess for EQC claims for damage to contents and/or buildings is 1% of the claim value, with a minimum excess of $200. EQC will deduct the excess from the first payment made to your contractor (if the excess has not already been deducted in full from your contents claim). You are responsible for paying the excess on your repairs directly to your contractor.

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Eastgate’s centre manager Graeme Roberts welcomed the news. “Passing the high benchmark set by Cera is very good news indeed for our Eastgate tenants and our shoppers. “We’ve worked hard with our consulting engineers, Connor Consulting and Powell Fenwick Consultants, to ensure Eastgate complies with the new, stricter quake-loading standards.” Mr Roberts said the Cera certification meant Eastgate could confidently put in place its plans for the future. “We’re currently finalising new leases that take over some reconfigured ground floor space and we’re continuing to develop a community hub for the people of east Christchurch.”

TC3 drilling underway in eastern suburbs EQC has started drilling on North New Brighton properties in the residential Green Zone Technical Category 3 zone (TC3) this week. The drilling work in the eastern suburbs is expected to take six to nine months to complete, EQC customer services manager Bruce Emson said. “EQC is managing the drilling work on all properties, both under and over the commission’s $100,000 +GST cap of its cover for built residential property. “Detailed assessments of soil conditions in TC3 areas are needed in order for geotechnical and structural engineers to design appropriate foundation solutions.” Mr Emson said testing will not necessarily take place on every affected property in order to get adequate information for foundation design.

“It will also allow EQC to give certainty to customers whose claim is close to the $100,000 +GST event cap, but who cannot be passed to their insurer or be assigned to the Canterbury home repair programme, until the cost of foundation repairs or replacement is known. “Once we have the information we need and the geotechnical information is analysed, the next step for customers is for an engineer to undertake foundation design for their property. “Customers will be contacted either by Fletcher EQR or their private insurers to discuss repair options for their homes.” A suburb-by-suburb list of areas to be drilled is available at: canterbury.eqc.govt. nz/news/where-we-are-working

Lest we forget: Casey Ashby, 9, from Parklands sits with New Brighton RSA member Valmai Rollo, who was selling poppies at The Palms Shopping Centre. Mrs Rollo said people were very generous with their donations and the RSA

had to change donation boxes three times before midday. “It’s amazing the donations people are putting in. We’ve had some $20 notes and mostly $5 notes,” she said. Photo: Tania Butterfield

Sustainable living workshops popular in New Brighton NEW Brighton Community Gardens will kick off a series of sustainable living workshops starting on Saturday. The first workshop is on creating a smellfree composting toilet out of a wheelie bin. This follows on from a popular talk last year on composting toilets. Topics covered in the May workshops

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Mairehau to host student art exhibition ARTworks from New Zealand’s most talented secondary students will be on display at Mairehau High School in June. NZQA’s annual Top Art touring exhibition features art from students who all achieved excellence in NCEA level three for their visual art portfolios last year. NZQA’s deputy chief executive of qualifications Richard Thornton said the art on display is of a very high standard. “Top Art showcases the best of the five streams of visual arts: design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

“Each portfolio is crafted to tell a story through the student’s voice. “The exhibition aims to give the public an overview of the quality of work produced by students. We hope the tour inspires the next generation of artists to emerge and achieve in visual arts now and in the future.” Top Art also provides students and teachers with an understanding of what is required to achieve excellence in visual art at level three. The collection can be viewed from June 25 to 29 at Mairehau High School. For more information visit www.topart.govt.nz.

Hon Lianne Dalziel MP for Christchurch East My Electorate Office has re-opened at 133 New Brighton Mall. My Team and I are here to help you. I am still providing regular Earthquake Information Updates to constituents. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the list. P 03 382 0288 E lianne.dalziel.mp@parliament.govt.nz Authorised by Lianne Dalziel, 133 New Brighton Mall, Christchurch

Emerging artist: Emma Johns being presented with the people’s choice award by Jan Avery of Corcoran French at last year’s Kaiapoi Art Expo. Her painting was entitled Quake-a-poi.

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Gina McKenzie “UNBELIEVABLE” is how Labour’s Service (Cetas) seeking temporary spokesperson for housing Annette accommodation support and since King describes the plight of ‘Rachel’, February this year Cetas had put more the woman Mainland Press reported than 830 households in contact with on last week who has been living in landlords in the private rental market. The Government had also established her car for the last 10 months. temporary accommodation “I’ve seen people today who are two renting houses and will need help villages at Linwood Park and Kaiapoi when they move out but this is taking Domain. Meanwhile, since the publication it to a whole new level,” Ms King of last week’s article, Mainland Press said. “I can’t believe that she hasn’t been has received 14 offers of help for able to get the help she needs from Rachel, including housing. She was overwhelmed by the response. government agencies. “It feels like Christmas and I’m “Everyone knows there’s a crisis and it’s time for (Earthquake Recovery so happy to see that there are good Minister) Mr Brownlee to wake up people out there. “Once I have a place I won’t be and take action. “There are state houses boarded scared anymore and I can start my life up that could be fixed cheaply so it again,” she said. While Rachel was excited about doesn’t make sense to leave them sitting empty when people desperately moving into a house she warned that others living in cars would need housing.” Gina McKenzie Aspokesperson for Mr Brownlee said die this winter if they didn’t find accommodation. even in those areas with large sections of empty “Something thattheseems insignifiEarthquake cant be veryRecovery Canterbury COMMUNITY action could help solve a spate two of the properties people were asleep inside “They’ve got health problems and important so I would encourage people the houses. 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The series of arsonprogress: attacks over Engineering the past three and Scholarly Forestry students from the University ofin the eastern suburbs “It’s said getting a third-world Mr Graham the filike re service was still said residents needed accelerate the repair of to properties that Arena these attacks are attacks and Mr Graham weekends razed the(UC) landmark Canterbury march52-year-old in procession“We’re to the very CSBconcerned Canterbury on Tuesday carrying country.” out an ongoing investigation into the growth. that require minor through to major creeping intothan properties whilestudents residentsare are monitor vegetation LeandertoBuilding at Kerrs Reach in Avonside take part in their graduation ceremony. More 1200 UC “People are more important arson attacks in conjunction with the police.than “People need torepairs. be aware they working Cerathat haseven alsoifbeen asleep.Sciences and Creative Arts students were Drive and damagedthis Aranui School, Social graduating week.High Humanities, buildings.” “We are analysing the scenes of the fires and house anymore they stillproviders other socialifhousing “It’s gone too far be andthe needs to be Avondale Aranui Kids First Tomorrow alsoPrimary cappedand on Tuesday afternoon. it will turn forstopped.” Science anddon’t live in theirwith said shetohoped to move into results Rachel will contribute the investigation.” they are for arethe to ensure that responsible their properties also Mr Graham hoped Wainoni and Avonside own the property Kindergarten. Education, followed by law and Commerce graduands to receive their degrees. a house thisinformation week and regarding was looking has any the under control. repaired as quickly as possible.” If anyone The attacks stepped up a notch at the weekend residents would be able to provide further keeping vegetation Photo: Gilbert Wealleans forward a brighter or tohas noticedfuture. any suspicious “If the property is byyear, Cera the thenspokesperson the arson attacks In owned the past with seven fires lit in the early hours of Saturday information. can bring backor myAvonside husband the Wainoni, Aranui the vegetation.” said ofover 1900 households activity had in“Nothing “People are our eyes and ears and even a council will take care morning in Aldershot and Portsmouth streets but Icontact know he’d be happy to see me the Christchurch central Mr Graham said the fire the service still hadEarthquake a areas please contacted Canterbury small detail such as seeing an unfamiliar person and Ben Rarere Avenue in Aranui. in a house again.” police onliving 363 7400. very active presence in the eastern suburbs, Temporary Accommodation Four of the fires were lit at properties and at in their street could provide a breakthrough.

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Demanding action: Sydenham Business Association chairman Rob Gould is angry a contentious rubble pile in Sydenham has not been taken away.

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SYDENHAM business owners are fuming that a demolition company has so far escaped punishment despite missing a second deadline to remove offensive demolition material from outside its warehouse. Skelly Holdings has been storing earthquake material both inside and outside its Sydenham warehouse on KiwiRail land. Under the terms of its resource consent, rubble such as concrete waste and crushed concrete, with the potential to create offensive dust clouds, must only be stored indoors – a condition the company has failed to meet since it began using the site in November. Subsequently Environment Canterbury (ECan) has served the company with two abatement notices, in December and April. The latest notice required the company to remove all offensive materials from the

outdoor area by April 20, but despite making progress the company has failed to meet this goal. A spokesperson for ECan said the council would “consider all options to gain compliance and prevent offensive effects of the activity beyond the site boundary. No action is ruled in or out at this stage”. Sydenham Business Association chairman Rob Gould said the operation caused clouds of billowing dust and was not a good look for Sydenham at a time when the suburb was focused on regeneration. “They have been operating outside the terms of their consent for a number of months and yet they are able to make a profit from operating illegally,” he said. “They should be fined within an inch of their lives to deter them from doing this again and to send a

message to other similar operations that you cannot do things that are illegal.” Skelly Holdings general manager Richard Peter said the April 20 deadline had seemed achievable at first but strong north-westerly winds had meant it was not practical to remove the material as doing so would have created further dust problems. The company had been working to remove the offensive material since the first abatement notice was served and that job would be completed as soon as practically possible. “Initially we had to get over Christmas and then we had to put a management plan in place which was acceptable to ECan and then we had to get the resources in place to start processing the material.” See also pg 2.

HORNBY Ladies Probus Club is looking to welcome new members at their meetings at Hornby Working Men’s Club, on the second Monday of each month at 10am. They have a variety of interesting speakers, and arranged trips. Please ring Dorothy 03 942-5369 or Kathryn 03 349-6695 for further information. POTTERY Tuition. Halswell Pottery Group’s wheel & handwork classes begin on April 24 for a 10 week term. Every Tuesday 7-9pm at 9 Candys Rd, Halswell. Enquires to Jacky at 03 325-7603 SPREYDON Community Toastmasters is looking for members. Toastmasters is a club designed to help people improve their public speaking skills, listening and thinking. Phone John 03 338-3814 or Nicola 9424125 or email n.robertson@paradise.net.nz for further information. EMBROIDERY For all skill levels. Canterbury Embroideries Guild groups meet several times weekly. Contact Roz 03 383-6946 or Rosemary 03 358-4256 for more information. CITIZENS Advice volunteers are on duty from Monday to Friday between 9.am and 5pm to assist you with any problems that you may have. This help is as close as the phone – 0800 367 222. It is free, impartial and confidential. You are most welcome to give them a call. EDIBLE Gardens Network Group. Friendly group of local gardeners with focus on organic gardening & growing your own food. Meets about once month in different peoples gardens. Experts as well as complete novices welcome. For more information contact Clare at candb@ihug.co.nz or 03 420-8850 MUSIC For Everyone. Term 2 music classes, workshops & courses are starting from 24 April. All ages & beginners welcome. Daytime & evening opportunities including choirs, percussion, family music & ukulele. Book online www.themuse.org.nz or ph 03 374-6873 OVEREATERS Anonymous. Is eating a problem for you? Are you suffering from anorexia, bulimia, obesity and/or compulsive eating? There is a solution. Meetings held weekly throughout Christchurch. All welcome. 03 365-3812 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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in earthquakes without breaking. It is my understanding that these type of homes had exemplary performance throughout the earthquakes in Christchurch.” Chris Ward of Lockwood Homes in Christchurch, said their prefab houses had been tested to withstand earthquakes up to 7.0 on the Richter scale and they had stood up well in all the big shakes in the city. ``Lightweight houses that have their walls, roof and floor tightly tied together are more likely to move as one-piece and self-right in an earthquake,’’ Bell said. Four houses are already on display at HIVE with six more to be assembled in the coming months.

A PREFABRICATED housing display opened at Canterbury Agricultural Park on Saturday, where it will remain until 2014. PrefabNZ chief executive Pamella Bell said the houses on display at the Home Innovation Village (HIVE) would provide a safer future for earthquake-hit Christchurch. They were the latest, cutting-edge designs, rather than the cheap, flimsy, temporary homes of last century. ``Modern prefab is about high-quality, permanent materials, sustainable features, architect design and well-engineered homes.  I would feel safer in a prefab house,’’ she said. ``The new prefab systems and products are strong but flexible and able to move

Comedy winners: Rear from left, performer Sport Suzie, Dick Smith Hornby store manager Doug Francis and host Jason Fa’afoi congratulate competition winners, left, Paige Newburry, 7, and right, Liam Kelly, 10, along with special prize winner, five-year-old Ashley.

About 70 children between the ages of five and 13 took part in the Big Laugh kids standup comedy competition at the Hub Hornby mall with the finals held on Friday, April 20. The winning children took home portable Play Station game consoles. Photo: Samantha Early

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SYDENHAM Business Association chairman Rob Gould says he has complained to the Department of Labour after an incident with a Skelly Holdings digger. Mr Gould was being photographed on the Colombo St overbridge by Mainland Press on Monday when a digger driver, working on KiwiRail land below, turned his vehicle towards the bridge, lifted the bucket up to the

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ANZAC day has come and gone but the Christchurch RSA is still waiting to learn when work will start to repair the earthquakedamaged Bridge of Remembrance. The bridge was damaged on February 22 last year. In October the Christchurch City Council said they would put bracing on it, however they later decided to focus on a permanent fix instead. Christchurch Returned and Services’ Association president Russell Barron said he had followed up with the council but had not received further information. Mr Barron questioned why there were no temporary supports in case of another big shake. “Or if they are going to make permanent repairs, tell us when those damn repairs are going to start. It’s not difficult, it’s called communication.” Council maintenance operations manager

Malcolm Park told CTV News a lot of work had been done on the bridge and they were looking at three options for permanent repairs. “Looking at a design for strengthening the arch, looking at the strength of the riverbank underneath, it’s a delicate job and we want to get it right for the people of Christchurch.” Mr Park said it was taking time because they wanted to get it right. He said the bridge demonstrated a remarkable ability to withstand shakes. “Now we don’t want to leave it at that, we want to strengthen it so it will be here forever. The mayor has confirmed we’re going to repair the arch and so we will but we have to get it right.” The bridge was opened on Armistice Day in 1924 and is a tribute to servicemen and women from the two world wars and subsequent conflicts.

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By-election voting starts VOTING papers have been sent out for the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board byelection. Seven candidates, Rod Cameron, Rik Tindall, David Drayton, Gary Harrow, Christopher Michael Hansen, Glenn Slaughter and Helene Mautner, have stood for the seat on the community board to replace Mike Thorley, who moved to Australia.

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