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Eye for art: St Albans siblings Tavish and Amy McGregor were among 100 children whose choice of a painting at the Longueville Gallery near Tai Tapu, benefited the Child Cancer Foundation. Story and more photos on page 2.
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THE Arthur’s Pass search and rescue team is deeply concerned with a national Department of Conservation (DoC) initiative to remove a visitor intentions system designed to aide the safety of trampers; a move they believe will negatively impact search and rescue operations. In line with national policy, the paperbased visitor intentions system run by the Department of Conservation’s (DoC) Arthur’s Pass Visitors Centre was recently removed. The system involved visitors filling out a card with their plans for the day and expected return time at the visitors’ centre. These cards were monitored by DoC staff and used by Search and Rescue teams. The system has been replaced with a single computer terminal from which visitors can access an online tool called Adventure Smart to let friends and family know of their intentions and return times. Arthur’s Pass Rescue acting chairperson Hamish Reid said the introduction of the
Adventure Smart system was a positive move, however it was likely that the removal of the paper-based system would lead to “a dramatic reduction in the number of people leaving intentions before entering Arthur’s Pass National Park, and a reduction in the quality of information provided by those who do leave intentions”. “The new system does not provide the same wealth of information to us during searches that the existing system does. For example we will not be able to access the intentions information of other people in the area, which we currently rely on for tracking witnesses. “Our experience has been that trampers consistently leave poorer intentions information by phone, e-mail and with friends and family, than they leave over the local DOC counter.” Trampers regularly changed their plans to take into account the up-to-date local information they had received from visitor
centre staff who then provided information critical to search planning. “We don’t think it is a big ask for the Department of Conservation to retain the existing system. It is a modest cost to them, especially relative to the significant volunteer hours put in by our tiny community.” DoC Waimakariri area manager Kingsley Timpson said the issue was “bigger than Arthur’s Pass” and was a national policy decision and one which would be an improvement on visitor safety in the back country throughout New Zealand. “A nationally consistent model has been developed with the Department of Conservation and police. This is to improve visitor intentions and in particular for people to take responsibility for their own safety in the back country.” A petition in support of retaining the paper based system, circulated by former Arthur’s Pass search and rescue team member Graeme Kates had received 555 signatures.
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Children choose in charity art event AROUND $10,000 to benefit child cancer sufferers was raised by children choosing their favourite artworks at a gallery fundraiser near Tai Tapu on Sunday. The annual Art of Courage event, held by the Longueville Gallery, saw around 100 children each choose one of more than 100 paintings donated by artists from around the country to take home with them. Families bought tickets for their children for $100 each, with all proceeds going to the Child Cancer Foundation. Only children were allowed inside the gallery on the day so that adults did not influence their decision. Organiser and gallery co-owner Sharon Ovenden said she was very pleased with how this year’s event
had turned out. “The idea of children choosing their preferred piece using instinct only and with no concept of the investment value of certain artists, appealed to me,” she said. Ms Ovenden said she had originally chosen the Child Cancer Foundation as the recipient charity for the event because the idea of children helping children held a very real value and appeal to her. After working closely with the Child Cancer Foundation for the past few years she has seen first hand the vital role they played in supporting and assisting children with cancer and their families. “The sheer courage and spirit
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that these kids show in what is most often a prolonged period of upheaval and suffering and in some cases isolation from family and friends, deserves to be recognised”, she said. “It has also been exciting to witness the keen interest and art appreciation awareness this event has fostered in the children participating.” One of the children, Noah Grossman, 5, was so happy his choice of painting he had decided to write a thank you letter to the artist. “I chose it because I love the colours and think it is very beautiful,” he wrote. “Mummy and Daddy say that they genuinely love it and it will take pride of place in our home”.
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Last leg: Burnham based social worker Sally Blackler, right, and workmate Corporal Natasha Donaldson arrived in Burnham on Tuesday after spending the last month walking from Auckland to Christchurch to raise funds for CanTeen. The pair, along with their fundraising team Sisters in Arms, were retracing the footsteps of Ms Blackler’s late husband Sergeant Nathan Blackler who was a physical training instructor for the New Zealand Army. Mr Blackler completed the same journey eight years ago, starting in Auckland and finishing at Burnham Military Camp, raising $65,000 for the Child Cancer Foundation along the way. Mr Blackler, who was in remission from cancer at the time of his walk, decided to complete the fundraising mission as a way of giving back to some of those who had helped him through his journey with cancer. However his cancer returned and he passed away on March 23, 2007.
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Large increase in visitors to Lake Coleridge TOURISM operators in Lake Coleridge, one of Canterbury’s less well-known tourism destinations, stepped up this summer to cater for hundreds of extra visitors who were not able to visit some of Canterbury’s former tourist highlights. An increase in coach tours was the standout theme of the summer, members of the Lake Coleridge Tourism Group heard at their AGM last week. Tourism Group chairperson Lyn Nell said that although the Lake Coleridge basin had been catering for group tours for a long time, it had not previously been on the scale seen this summer.
Over the past six months, the High Country Tour business Ms Nell runs in conjunction with two other properties saw an influx of groups looking for new places to visit in Canterbury. “We’ve been operating 20 years and it would have been one of our busiest,” Ms Nell said. “Other operators in the area have had similar experiences.” Alex Bruce from Travlon Coachlines, based in Lincoln, said other tour operators like them are taking advantage of the area’s spectacular scenery. “It’s only one hour from Christchurch and there are enough established tourism
businesses that haven’t been affected by the earthquakes,” he said. Terrace Downs Golf Resort general manager Dilan De Silva said the resort, the area’s largest tourism business, had seen a big increase in international tour companies visiting recently. “We’re fortunate we’re in an interesting high country environment that offers a range of recreational opportunities, but it’s still within easy driving distance from Christchurch.”
Photo: Lincoln University LINCOLN residents Sue and Mike Bowie were among proud parents at Lincoln University’s recent graduation as son Matt, centre, who has been a Future Leaders scholar at the University, was capped Bachelor of Commerce (Valuation and Property Management). A past pupil of Lincoln High School, Mr Bowie now has a position in the valuation and property profession with Colliers International in Queenstown. Sue and Mike Bowie are both staff members at the university - Sue in postgraduate administration and Mike in ecology.
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Lincoln teenagers help keep tradition alive Tom Doudney FIVE Lincoln High School students played their part in keeping tradition alive on Anzac Day, performing a guard of honour at the Lincoln Cenotaph. Sam Thomson, Henry Clark, George King, Eric Nicol and Caleb Christey-Gale, all between the ages of 13 and 14, were trained by army Vietnam veteran and retired air force group captain Bill Barnes of Lincoln. Mr Barnes said the idea had come about as part of a general drive, initiated by Lincoln Anzac Day coordinator Vern Clark, to get more community involvement in the town’s ceremony. “We used to do this sort of thing at school; we used to stand guard on the memorial every Anzac Day so we thought we’d try and see if we could get them together to do the same.” He had been impressed with how well the boys performed their duty and was pleased with the Lincoln commemorations in general. “It was really quite moving to see everyone get stuck in and get involved. It was something quite different I think, especially having the boys and staff from the school get involved.” Mr Barnes trained the boys over eight weeks using sawn-off golf clubs donated by Lincoln Golf Club at first because they didn’t have ceremonial swords to practise with. Eventually, they were able to obtain three New Zealand army swords from private owners and two US Marine Corp swords from a Christchurch business. George, 14, said learning to perform the guard of honour had been difficult to begin with but he had really enjoyed it.
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On tour: Synlait Milk chief executive Dr John Penno shows the Chinese party around the Dunsandel factory.
Synlait Milk hosts top Chinese leader networks such as Xinhua and CCTV is invaluable to building our brand and reinforcing New Zealand’s world-class reputation for food safety and quality to the lucrative Chinese market.” Mr Jia and his entourage of more than 40 people met with Synlait Milk executives before viewing the southern hemisphere’s largest infant nutritional plant, which was opened in late 2011 at a cost of $100 million. The party also visited a farm supplying Synlait Milk and spoke with the family about the production of milk supplied to the processing company. China has become New Zealand’s second largest trading partner and export market. It is New Zealand’s biggest export market for dairy products and is one of the most important markets for Synlait Milk. “The infant formula market in China is worth an estimated US$10 billion,” Dr Penno said. “Our fundamental business driver over the next five years is to continue to develop our nutritionals business and capitalize on the opportunities this market presents.”
FOURTH-ranked Chinese leader Jia Qinglin visited Selwyn-based dairy nutritional business Synlait Milk, which is 51 percent owned by Chinese company Bright Dairy, during his recent New Zealand tour. Mr Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the People’s Political Consultative Conference, was in the country to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomacy between China and New Zealand. The Synlait stop was his only appointment with a New Zealand company during the tour. The visit proceeded after a minor incident, when the Chinese party’s path was blocked by the car of a Synlait staff member who had neglected to heed a memo to keep a carpark clear. Members of Mr Jia’s entourage physically lifted and dragged the car out of the way. Synlait’s chief executive officer Dr John Penno said the visit was an honour and the company welcomed the opportunity to showcase their business to Mr Jia and the Chinese media, who were also on hand. “The prospect of positive exposure to consumers though the big Chinese media
DUCK hunting season begins this Saturday and if Fish and Game predictions are anything to go by, hunters should have plenty to fire at. Based on aerial trend counts by North Canterbury Fish and Game, it seems likely there will be plenty of ducks around this season. While surveys of the Waimakariri to Rakaia area showed numbers were down slightly on the last few years, in general, the duck population has been increasing since 2007. The aerial trend counts showed a slight increase in the number of ducks in the Waimakariri to Amberley region. Lake Ellesmere was not surveyed as part
Drawing them in: A duck hunter uses his caller to attract ducks. Photo: Mark Sherburn
of the annual trend count due to reccurring problems with the accuracy of counting the lake’s population; however, anecdotal evidence suggests there are plenty of ducks on the lake. There are also good opportunities this year for shooting stubble crops. The wet summer has meant a late harvest for many crops, leaving plenty of stubble around for ducks to feed on. The maize crops were a month late in many areas and are only now coming off the paddocks. Many barley paddocks are yet to be harvested. This creates opportunities for hunters to shoot traditional stands, such as ponds or riverbeds, in the morning and then shoot stubble paddocks in the evening. Greenpark hunter and farmer Terry Lassen has reported observing large numbers of paradise shelduck this season. Many of these birds have been seen flying overhead in the early afternoon, heading from Lake Ellesmere to feed on paddocks further inland. To minimise the chances of hunters accidentally shooting the wrong species in low light, the hunting hours have now been amended. Previously, hunters could start shooting at 6.30am; this has now been extended to 6.45am.
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CARAvAN DERBY The caravan derby will be back for the 14th October meeting. So start searching for that old car and caravan or trailer to build your float and start thinking of a theme. This event was a huge success last year for both spectators and competitors, whom most will be completing again this year, so we should have a track full of laughter and carnage.
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Our new addition, the “Have a go Car” is ready to hit the racing track at Ellesmere Motor Racing club. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a racing car driver for a race? Well here is your chance to have a spin around the track yourself for a real racing experience, alongside other drivers in the Hobbie saloon class? If you think watching racing from the safety of your own car is fun, then you should try it from the cockpit, at least once in your lifetime. For the cost of $60.00 you too can “have a go” in a car all ready with no work involved, and all the gear provided, just pre-book and turn up, it’s that simple. You will need to drive under a CTRA License, which will be issued on the day and attend the drivers briefing with all other competitors. Bookings in advance are essential so to reserve your seat in the cockpit phone Bridget on (03) 324 2287 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org A big thank-you to Rusty Liddell Builder, who donated the car, Henson Motorsport crew and Brad Gordon and Ron Koole who have built and worked tirelessly to get it up to specification.
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Living the good life close to town The Selwyn District Council launched “Discover Sensational Selwyn” last weekend. The housing and lifestyle expo held at the Rolleston Community Centre was part of an ongoing campaign marketing Selwyn to prospective residents. Seen attending were…
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Lincoln Village is a wonderful living environment to be in, with a strong and proud community offering excellent and new sporting and leisure facilities, great educational institutions as well as a growing commercial focus. Lincoln is the site of Lincoln University and Lincoln High School. As well as the university, there is a number of other research facilities in Lincoln, including AgResearch, Institute for Plant and Food Research, FAR (Foundation for
Arable Research) and Landcare Research. Over 400 people are employed at these organisations, making Lincoln a busy country village. Lincoln also has a maternity hospital, primary school, kindergarten, golf course, and golf range, as well as being the home of the New Zealand Cricket Academy. Lincoln is close enough to Christchurch for city life, but far enough away to relax and enjoy the rural qualities this township provides.
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ere at Blush Beauty, we strive to be the best we can be because we want you to be so happy and relaxed after visiting us that you may not want to leave. We aim to provide as many solutions to your concerns as we can, so we are honoured to welcome Dr Phil Frost’s skilled services to our treatment menu. Dr Frost will be here on a Saturday every four months or so to help those who feel they need a little more than cream. He offers Botox and fillers and is highly experienced, with 15 years in the industry. Dr Frost is committed to working with each individual to help him or her get their desired results. He offers a complimentary 15-minute consultation with complete privacy and confidentiality. Our next big concern we wanted to tackle head on is unwanted hair. After much deliberating, we look forward to
the new addition to the Blush family - our IPL machine which is arriving in May. IPL is intense pulsed light and uses specific parts of the light spectrum to destroy the hair follicle. IPL is the most permanent form of hair reduction available today. IPL is relatively painless compared to waxing; safe, effective and hi-tech. Blush also welcomes Nouveau eyelash extensions. If you have always wanted to give them a go, now is the time. A full set takes about 90 minutes and an infill (recommended three weekly to keep your lashes full and gorgeous) takes about 45 minutes. Until May 31, we have a special offer – a full set for $100 and an infill for $50. Mother’s Day is fast approaching and here at
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Joanne says Gorgeous Foods has been particularly busy since the earthquakes, as there seems to be many more people in the Wigram and Hornby area, leading to an increase in the number of staff. Regular customers are always popping in for a chat and many are known by name, making it doubly enjoyable to purchase food there.
Gorgeous Food also bakes birthday cakes and other celebration cakes to order. Jo and Pete thoroughly enjoy running their business and providing top quality food for their many customers. They look forward to welcoming new customers and are confident that once people have tasted their food they will be back again and again for the variety and the delicious flavours. Stop in at Gorgeous Food, Shop 5, 68 Springs Road, Wigram or phone 344 6043 or 344 6044 to place an order.
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Thursday may 3 2012
Double victories delight If you are building in the Leeston bowlers Selwyn District then you
WHETHER it’s singles, doubles or triples, the Leeston Bowls Club can say it’s number one. The club is celebrating two recent successes after bringing home two women’s national titles from the Bowls New Zealand tournaments held recently in Invercargill. First, Sandra Keith and Valmai Hantz triumphed in the National Clubs Pairs tournament, played across April 16 and 17. Only two days later, Keith again tasted victory, this time with partners Karolyn Boon and Serena Matthews when they won the National Clubs Triples tournament. For Keith, it was her third taste of success in only four months, as she won the Bowls New Zealand national singles title in January. Ms Hantz, who had won two Canterbury titles before but had no previous success at the national level, was thrilled with the doubles win.
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Winning pair: Sandra Keith, left, and Valmai Hantz in Invercargill.
“It’s hard to believe, really,” she said. Ms Boon said the result was fantastic. “Valmai and Sandra sort of set it up for us. When they won the pairs we got a bit of roll on. We’ve had a good season as a club.”
Ellesmere rugby results Ellesmere / Mid Canterbury / North Canterbury Combined Luisetti Seeds LTD Cup competition results from April 28 were: Division I: Section A: Methven 25, Glenmark 12; Hampstead 12, Celtic 10; Southbridge 24, Darfield 13; West Melton 35, Dunsandel / Irwell 12; Saracens 13, Kaiapoi 23. Section B: Bye Southern; Prebbleton 5, Lincoln 50; Waihora Burnham Game deferred; Rakaia 7, Ashley 38; Ohoka 7, Oxford 54. Division II: Section A: Prebbleton 32, Burnham 45;
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All you need to know on growing great families and parenting teenagers It might have been a while since he was one himself, but respected author, speaker parenting expert, Ian Grant, certainly knows a lot about teenagers. Together with his wife Mary, they have spent nearly their whole adult life working with teens and their families. Now you have the chance to learn more from the expert! Ian is presenting two seminars in May on “Growing Great Families” and “Hot Tips on Parenting Teenagers”. Ian will give his best insights on how to make your family grow into something wonderful. Having done bricklaying as a hobby for many years, Ian uses an analogy: “You build a family the way you build a house: with good foundations of love and values, strong walls of boundaries and discipline to keep good things in and bad things out, and a roof of parental ‘mana’ to keep the whole thing together.” Topics covered in his presentation will include: • How to be the parent your child needs • Getting cooperation from your kids • Boundary setting and alternative strategies for firm but fair discipline • Making your child confident and resilient so they develop good self esteem • Practical ideas to help your child handle the pressures of our modern-day culture. Ian’s book, The White Water Rafting Years - a Common sense Guide to Parenting Teenagers has been a best seller on both sides of the Tasman.
WhAt Ian Grant from Parents Inc. presents Hot Tips on “Growing Great Families” and “Parenting Teenagers” When Wednesday 23rd May (Growing great families) & Thursday 24th May (parenting teenagers) Venue Ellesmere College Hall, Dunsandel Road, Leeston CosT $6 single / $10 double
“The tricky bit about raising teenagers is that they keep on changing. Their body, moods, shape, and their expectations – they’re all changing. Your nice little boy… he’s gone! And now there’s this gangly stranger in his place”, says Grant. “In the middle of all this change going on, parents have to offer a degree of consistency for their teenager. We need to be the anchor that they can swing around. This means being consistent in your values and even-handed in your discipline. It means that they should know how you will respond when they cross a boundary. It means you must rise above your own moods. It’s tough, but you’ll get the hang of it!”
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His “Hot Tips on Parenting Teenagers” seminar will range from how to talk with your teenager, right through to dealing with full-on teenage rebellion and aggression. “There are lots of things that could annoy you about your teenager”, coaches Ian, “but I know parenting teens can be the most rewarding, most exciting and most fun years of your life. I guarantee you’ll go home from this seminar with new ideas, a heap of tips to try, and a big dose of optimism.”
For Further inFormAtion contAct Belinda Gordge on 021 364 311 or Kathryn sutherland on (03) 324 3497
Bookings online www.theparentingplace.com Phone 0800 53 56 59
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