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Addington under threat Addington residents are worried that their community will become fragmented because of a possibility that ward boundaries will change as part of a representation review.

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LOOKING GOOD: Work to complete the exterior of the Woolston Park Memorial Pavilion is on track to be complete in time for Anzac Day so people can come and pay their respects to those who have fallen. The latest addition of the exterior are the pavers. The 94-yearold memorial on Ferry Rd was damaged beyond repair in the earthquakes and while there was irreparable damage to the building, the memorial’s timber front was left unharmed. The interior of the building will be completed a few weeks after Anzac Day.

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Anzac Day commemorations will take place on Saturday with a number of services and parades in the southern area. The services and parades will mark the 100th anniversary of the landing of Anzac troops in Gallipoli where 2721 New Zealand soldiers died.

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The 19th Battalion and Armoured Regiment Service will be held at the memorial in Victoria Park, Victoria Park Rd, Cashmere at 8.00am. A service will be held in Heathcote on the corner of Martindales and Bridle Path Rds at 6.15am.



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Plans to sell park land BY BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

A Sydenham business owner is appalled by the city council’s plan to sell some of a local park to the Sikh Society. The city council is proposing to change Buchan Playground as part of the Sydenham Master Plan which was approved in 2012. The city council has been negotiating with the Sikh Society to swap a city council-owned larger piece of land at the rear of the existing park, with the society’s empty land at 74 Wordsworth St. The society would pay the city council for the additional land. The city council says the swap would allow the park to have more street frontage, a shallower profile, improved surveillance and a better connectivity through to Colombo St. Rod Stuart, who owns nearby business Tropicool, said the city council could not just sell off part of a public park. “It sets out a pretty bad precedence if the city council is allowed to sell park land, especially inner city park land.” He said the park was frequently used and green space in a claustrophobic city was enriching. “They should be preserved and enlarged.” New Zealand Sikh Society representative Jitender Sahi said the society was happy with the swap and it was wanting to have

Rod Stuart SWAP: The city council is planning to sell off part of Buchan Playground in exchange for the neighbouring Sikh Society site. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN a larger space anyway. He said the society was excited about the redevelopment. “New Zealand Sikh Society is looking forward to the completion of the submission process and will aim to build the Gurdwara to align with the ambience of the park.” He said the plans for the remodel looked really good. “Much better than it did before.” The society planned to build new premises on the new site within the next two years, but it depended on funding, he said. Mr Stuart was also concerned

with the removal of the merrygo-round and swing set. It is proposed to remove the play equipment because it was “infrequently used” and no longer complied with current safety standards. Mr Stuart said the equipment was frequently used and thought it would not cost a huge amount to get them up to standard. “Are kids disappearing?” Other proposed plans would include more seating so members of the public could enjoy their lunch in the park. Some mature trees would be retained where possible and

new planting up to one metre in height would be included to make the area look nicer. The site would also be contoured to remedy the drainage issues. The proposed plans have gone out for public consultation which will close next month. A report, including the feedback received, will go to the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board for approval in August. Construction is expected to begin in June 2016. Public submissions can be made at haveyoursay


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Fun run fundraiser A Waltham woman is holding a fun run this weekend to raise money for her terminally-ill father. Suzanne Brookland’s father, Cecil Tait, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in January and has been given nine-12 months to live. He has no life insurance and the family are not in a position to pay for his treatment and his funeral. Mrs Brookland’s mother, Denise Tait, was recently diagnosed with dementia and it is Mr Tait’s final wish to have the money to put his wife in a home where she can get the care she needs after he dies. The couple are from Lumsden and since Mr Tait’s diagnosis, have moved into Dunedin, to stay with their son, so he could receive treatment. They are looking for somewhere to rent in Dunedin and relocate their things there. Mrs Brookland decided to set up a Givealittle page to try and raise money for the expenses, and is organising a fun run event for Saturday. She and some family and friends will walk from the New Brighton Pier, past Eastgate, along Moorhouse Ave, onto Deans Ave and then along Memorial Ave to the airport. The group will start walking at 7am from the end of the pier. It will be about 20km and anyone is welcome to join in or sponsor the group for taking part. Mrs Brookland said they just felt they needed to do something to try and help and would love to raise $10,000, but any amount helped. “If I only raise $1000, anything is a help.” • Donations can be made through the Givalittle page at fundraiser/funrunforcecil


​ awhiti Golf Club members R step in to try save course BY KYLE KNOWLES Rawhiti Golf Cub members are taking over the running of the course in a last ditch attempt to save it from closure. The club will take over the operating of the pro-shop and collection of green fees on May 1 while the city council will still maintain the course until the final decision on its future is made. That decision will come when the city council finalises its Long Term Plan, which is currently out for public consultation. The course has run at a loss over the last four years, with it losing more than $70,000 from July to December last year. The closure would save the city council $200,000 a year. The pro-shop which is responsible for the collection of green fees has been run privately. That contract expires on April 30 and hasn’t been renewed, allowing the club to step in and run the course. Club president Mene Mene and treasurer Trevor Morris are tonight making a deputation to the Burwood-Pegasus Community Board outlining their plans for the running of the course which may include cheaper green fees. Once the Long Term Plan is finalised and if the course is allowed to remain open, the club want to

take over the overall running of the course. Mr Mene said he was feeling positive about their proposal and was excited to start working in the pro-shop. Other club members as well as Mr Mene will be volunteering in the pro-shop until the final decision is made on the Long Term Plan and more concrete plans can be put in place. There were concerns green fees were not being collected which was a factor in the course running at a loss year on year, but Mr Mene said that would not happen with the golf club running the pro-shop. The leasing of the land which is city council-owned is still being discussed between the two parties. REPREIVE: The Rawhiti Golf Club has stepped in to keep the course running and attempt to save it from closure.


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Boundary concern for Addington BY BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

Addington residents are concerned their community will be split in half as a result of the representation review. One of the draft proposals in the upcoming review is to divide Addington, with Lincoln Rd being the border. Addington Neighbourhood Association member Amanda Wallis said residents did not want the community to be split into two different wards. “It’s like coming in there and trying to divide the whole community. “It’s going to kill the beautiful community that we’ve got there.” She said Addington had a “great buzz” and the community had made really good connections with the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board. Those relationships would be broken for half of the community which would have a new community board and be moved into another ward, she said. The Addington Well-being group hosted a meeting recently for community members to discuss their concerns about the draft proposals. The group discussed the proposals and decided that Lincoln Rd was not the border, but the centre and main street in the community. It recognised that there could be a loss of heritage when communities are split, and an overall con-

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Restrictions to Sydenham car parks BY BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

DIVIDED: Draft proposals prepared as part of the representation review have suggested to divide Addington using Lincoln Rd as the border. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN sensus that they wanted Addington to remain in one ward. It also decided to recommend to the community board that the wards be separated by communities and not by population numbers. A letter of the findings was sent to the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board. Board member Helene Mautner


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Two more Sydenham businesses will have parking restrictions installed outside their premises. The Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board approved the proposals at its meeting on Friday. Last month the Southern View reported there was a catch-22 over parking in Sydenham after Realcold, BBQs Direct and Trents Wholesale had parking restrictions approved. Sydenham Quarter Incorporated secretary Lorraine Thompson told the Southern View parking was bound to dry up if restrictions continued to be installed. “It’s a catch-22, because you need customers, but you need staff to be able to get in as well,” she said. The Salvation Army family store will have 30min restrictions installed on the south side of Southhampton St outside the premises. All parking outside the store had been unrestricted with parking spaces often occupied by vehicles owned by employees working nearby. The reasoning behind the applications were because shop customers had difficulties finding a car park. The restrictions would begin just east of Colombo St and extend 16m. Tesa Electronics on Wordsworth St will also have 10min parking restrictions installed outside the premises. Sixty minute restrictions were in place but because it was a convenience store, those restrictions were too long. Its customers were also finding it difficult to get a park, which was the reasoning behind the application.

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GOOD CAUSE: Cherry’s on Maryhill pupils Kiya ConnollyCooper, Cooper Wixon, George Boughton, Georgia White, and Rocio Sharp stand with the hampers which will be raffled off to raise money for the Barrington playground rebuild.

Pre-school raises funds for Barrington playground

A Hoon Hay pre-school is working to raise money to rebuild the arson-hit Barrington playground. Cherrys on Maryhill pre-school decided to help raise money to rebuild the playground because it was used by a number of its pupils and their families. The families have contributed grocery items, and have approached businesses in the area which have also made contributions. Super Liquor, The Warehouse, Pita Pit, Brumbys, Unichem Pharmacy, and Fresh Meats have all donated goods to go into the raffle baskets.

All of the items have been put into hampers and would be raffled off. Each family would sell tickets for the raffles which is expected to raise $1000. The playground was badly damaged in an arson attack on March 13. Community members, local businesses and organisations have banded together to raise about $20,000, which the city council then matched. The pre-school decided to raise funds for the cause before the city council decided to match the community contributions.

Head teacher Lou Cameron said the pre-school still wanted to go ahead with the contribution because it was a local park and it was something the pre-school could help with. A few weeks before the arson, the preschool had a family night at the playground where a large number of our families brought along takeaway tea and played on the playground together. “When we heard about it having been damaged, we knew we wanted to help raise funds.” The rebuild of the playground is expected to cost between $3035,000.

Spreydon Library closed for earthquake repairs Spreydon Library will be closed from today to May 3 for earthquake repairs. The library will reopen on Monday, May 4. Work includes repairing cracks, repainting the interior, replacing windows and fixing the pavement. Libraries and Information unit manager Carolyn Robertson said the city council was completing the work as quickly as possible, and was expecting the process to go smoothly. “Spreydon is the first of many libraries getting the repair treatment over the next 12 months, and Christchurch City Libraries is doing everything possible to minimise disruption and keep customers informed. We’d like to apologise to all our

Spreydon customers for the inconvenience.” Items from Spreydon Library can be returned to any library in the Christchurch City Libraries network, and Spreydon Library’s after-hours returns will be cleared on weekdays throughout the closure. The nearest library is South Library at 66 Colombo St. Reserved items will be made available at South Library unless otherwise requested. The next library scheduled to undergo repairs is Papanui Library in mid-way through this year. For more information about the closure and library services, contact the Fingertip Library on (03) 941 7923 or visit www.

▌READER’S ▌ LETTER The proposal by the city council to incorporate a playground at Seager Park, Hillmorton, is a retrograde step demeaning those engineering this concept. This vicinity aligned with heavy bush, a nearby stream, attraction of homeless people, also alcoholconsuming Hillmorton Hospital patients denotes this playground as an unrealistic option. Present parks with playgrounds off Mathers Rd, Barrington Park, and Spreydon Domain would

indicate adequate facilities within the Hoon Hay /Spreydon area. In spite of parochial views by Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board chairman Paul McMahon backing this concept the placement of such a facility would be demeaning to Hillmorton. These sentiments would be reiterated by many inclusive of Linden Grove resident Carol McMillan. Gary Knight, Hoon Hay.

A COMMON SENSE PLAN FOR CHRISTCHURCH The City Council has said it wants to spend $4.68b on capital works over ten years. It proposes to borrow $2.38b by 2020. It proposes to sell $750m of assets. It proposes to increase rates by a total of 75% over 10 years.

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First 15s get ready for season The UC Championship secondary schools first 15 rugby competition begins on Saturday. Reporter Kyle Knowles looks at how each Christchurch school is shaping up and what they are looking to achieve in the 2015 season

•St Andrew’s have high expectations this year with 14 players from the 2014 squad returning. Co-coach Mike Johnston said those guys returning will have gained valuable experience in last year’s team and one of their main goals was to develop that group of players and have set some realistic goals for the team to achieve. He said they are aiming for a top six finish and to be the best co-ed school in Christchurch, which will not be easy. “I think it s going to be a very even competition this year. No one will be head and shoulders above this year. Every school is lifting their profile as far as first 15 rugby goes and every team is going to be very evenly matched.” Johnston said his side’s two key players this year would be lock George Mirfin and first-five Elliot Smith.

UC Championship round one draw: Christ’s College v St Thomas’ St Bede’s v Shirley Boys’ Christchurch Boys’ v Rangiora High Nelson College v Timaru Boys’ Ashburton College v Burnside High Roncalli College v Marlborough Boys’ St Andrew’s v Lincoln High Waimea College; Bye

LEADER: Boys’ High first-five and senior player Josh Mckay in front of the main ground at the school where they open the season against Rangiora on Saturday. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN •St Bede’s missed out on the semi- Toma and lock Jackson Kearney finals in 2014 and are looking to backing up who will be expected re-establish themselves as the top to lead from the front. rugby school in the city. Langley said there is a good Coach Andrew Langley said range of younger guys in the they were still rebuilding after besquad and was focusing on getting ing runners-up in 2012 and beaten off to a good start against Shirley semi-finalists in 2013 but like all Boys’ in the first round. teams have set their sights back on “I think Shirley are going to be the top four. a tough challenge. We may have St Bede’s have three established played them in the first round first 15 players in the squad this last year too but if you look at the year with midfield back Dylan progression of both teams last year Lolohea, loose forward Moeaki the trajectory of both teams was

quite different and they’re coming off the back of a good finish to the end of last season.” •Burnside High were a much improved side in 2014 and have aspirations to go even higher this season. Coach Kevin Harding said it was tough for a school with a limited number of rugby players to pick from but was aiming to reach the top four. “I think our first goal is to compete. Being a small rugby school we want to compete with the bigger schools consistently.” Burnside have 10 players returning from last year and Harding said having the experience of those guys on the paddock will be crucial for them. He said midfield

back Jack Lindsay and flanker Cam Russell were Burnside’s players to watch. “The consistent challenge for us will be injuries. If we get injuries to key guys we haven’t got the depth to replace them”. •Christchurch Boys’ High are looking to go back-to-back after going undefeated across 16 games in 2014 but coach Rhys Archibald knows the competition is going to be a lot stiffer this year. They have five regular starters returning from 2014 with another handful of players who were part of the squad. “A couple guys who are obviously crucial for us are Josh Mckay who is back from last year, a firstfive who played well last season and he is another year older and key for us. “Will Jordan at fullback played a bit too but broke his arm but he is back and is playing very well at the moment”. Archibald said loose forward Jesse Houston and lock Nathan Evans were both ones to look out for and were stepping up in preseason games. Boys’ High’s first game is against Rangiora and Archibald said they will not be taking them lightly as they were one of the few teams to cause Boys’ High any trouble in 2014.


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to kick off •St Thomas’ know they have a tough road to push their way up the ladder but have had an intense preseason to prepare for 2015. Coach Paul Burton said they have a lot of new players this year and wanted to get as many games under their belts as possible before the competition began. They travelled to Auckland where they lost to St Peter’s College and had a win over Rosmini College before playing two touring Australian sides and two more games at a tournament in Oamaru. “It is a pretty new team with a couple of year 11 boys and only one or two year 13s coming back so it is quite a young side but I don’t think we’ll be left wanting there. “The guys we’ve got are actually really young impressive boys, in particular Patrick Elia. We did blood a few young guys last year too and foresaw Delane Luke and Hugo Moffet coming through.” For a small school Burton still has some lofty goals. “We’re still building as a team but come with a goal of wanting to be in the top six. It is a big goal for us as a small school and depth is always an issue but that’s always our challenge and we want to grab some scalps of the big teams along the way. Getting up for all the games and consistency are going to be our biggest challenges.”

Empty fire ash into vege garden GRUDGE MATCH: Former Christ’s player Harry Peeters spins the ball wide during last year’s game against Boys High. This year’s match-up will be held on May 28. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER another stint at the helm and has •Christ’s had a disappointing 2014 got some experienced players to with only three wins and finishing 10th on the ladder and will be look- work with. “We had less (experience) last ing to get back in the top half of the year but we brought through four competition. or five year 11s so its good to have With a first-up game against a them back a year wiser and a year young St Thomas’ side they will be looking to start the season on a high bigger”. They have retained more than note and build their way through a dozen players who had first 15 to the annual college match against experience in 2014 and co-captains Christchurch Boys’ in round six. Christ’s have not won the biggest Tom Lindsay and Corey Taylor will fixture in Christchurch schoolboys be key to Shirley knocking over the rugby since 2000. Last year they lost top sides. 28-3 and went agonisingly close in Lock Lukas Stringer and midfield back Logan Bell will also be key 2013 losing 7-6. players for Shirley in 2015. •Shirley Boys’ are coming off an Lindsay said his sights are firmly improved year in 2014 with the goal set on the top four. of getting back into the top four for “We are still looking at the top the first time since 2003 this season. Coach Alan Lindsay is back for four and we need to aspire to that.’’

Saturday 25 April 2015

Dawn service: 6.30am – Cranmer Square (the parade starts at 6.15am)

Organised by the Canterbury Branch of the Malaya Veterans Association in conjunction with the Christchurch Branch of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RSA) and Christchurch City Council. Mayor Lianne Dalziel will lay a wreath on behalf of the citizens of Christchurch. Akaroa RSA Service, War Memorial (Area School gymnasium if wet) Cheviot RSA Service, meet at the War Memorial Cenotaph 19th Battalion and Armoured Regiment Service, The Memorial, Victoria Park, Victoria Park Rd, Cashmere 20th Battalion Assn, Jane Deans Close, Riccarton Christchurch Citizens’ Service, Transitional Cathedral, Latimer Square Cust RSA Service, Community Centre Darfield RSA Service, meet at Trinity Church Diamond Harbour, meet at the community store Dunsandel, War Memorial Ellesmere RSA Service, Leeston Rugby Football Stadium Fendalton, St Barnabas Church Halswell Domain, War Memorial Heathcote, corner Martindales and Bridle Path Roads Hei Hei, War Memorial Hororata, St John’s Church Kaiapoi RSA Service, Trouselot Park Lincoln, Event Centre Little River, Community Hall Lyttelton RSA Service, meet corner London and Oxford Streets New Brighton RSA Service, War Memorial Cenotaph Papanui, RSA Clubrooms Paparua, RSA War Memorial Prebbleton, War Memorial Rakaia, The Mead Memorial Gates Rakaia, Memorial Community Centre Rangiora, RSA War Memorial Cenotaph Rolleston, New Community Hall Sheffield, War Memorial Springfield, Tawera Memorial Hall Springston, meet at Springston School Sumner, meet at Stoke Street and Esplanade Tai Tapu, War Memorial Universtiy of Canterbury, Puaka James Hight Library Quadrangle Wigram, Air Force Museum

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This last week has seen a sudden plunge into wintry weather that caused a few places to leak and some others to flood. It also saw bitterly cold temperatures that would have sent the power usage rocketing as heaters and heat pumps were fired up. It’s probably a good time just now to remind those of you that still are able to stoke up the fireplace of the need for real care in disposing of fire ash. Every winter we attend fires where somebody’s laundry or woodshed has gone up in flames because the occupants have cleaned out the fireplace and put the ash out in a combustible container, like a box, or up against dry timber.

Please remember that ash can remain hot enough to start fire for up to five days. So when you empty the fire box a day after the last fire, even though the ash doesn’t appear very warm it is quite capable of burning your house down. The best way I used to find was to scatter the ash on the vege garden. Not in a big heap but spread out enough so that heat can dissipate. It’s good for the garden and prevents fire. Talking of firewood I noted Harewood’s crew, heading back from the city last Thursday morning coming across a poor devil whose firewood load had toppled off a trailer in Deans Ave. The good old Harewood crew stopped and helped him repack his load. Now that is service.

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When Sione Tuiloma debuted for the Linwood Keas in 2001 the first iPod had yet to be released. Now he has played 200 senior games for the club. More than a decade on from his debut against the Sydenham Swans, he played his milestone match at the ground he has spent so much of his time playing rugby league, Linwood Park, in the opening game of the season. “It was unreal, time has gone so fast and I can’t believe I have hit the 200 mark, I didn’t even know I was getting close to it,” Tuiloma said. While it was not a perfect 200th game as Linwood lost to Papanui 40-32 there was a silver lining for the double centurion. He scored two tries. Try scoring was what he was picked for in the first place as a 17-year-old centre who could play in the second-row. He scored in his first game too. Tuiloma is a Keas man through and through with his bother and father both playing for the club. “I chose Linwood at the start because I used to watch my brother play. When I started back then I always knew I wanted to be a one club man. I am Linwood

CLUB MAN: Linwood Keas’ Sione Tuiloma at his home ground, Linwood Park, where he brought up 200 senior games. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN to the core and for me personally if I am playing league it is for Linwood or nothing.” Family has been a big part of Tuiloma’s league with his wife being on the sideline for most of his 200 games. “They’re my biggest supporters, my dad has been at the majority of games and my brother Gafa has been a big inspiration and why I am still there at the Keas. It is pretty

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GRASSROOTS SPORT The Hornby Panthers celebrated their centenary over Easter Weekend. To celebrate the milestone the club wore commemorative jerseys replicating the first jerseys worn by the club in 1915 and faced-off against local rivals, Halswell, to open their season. Hornby won the match 44-18.

LEGEND: Former Kiwi Mark Graham who was a guest speaker at the Panthers’ centenary. He played 28 games for the Kiwis and was the New Zealand player of the century.

TIME MACHINE: The teams for the past and present game.

BREAK AWAY: Tevin Arona breaking the line and racing away to score in the Panthers’ win over the Hornets.

NUDGE: Jordan Coleman kicking a winning conversion for one of the Panthers’ reserve sides.


RUN-ON: Both sides run out on to Leslie Park for the special game.


Deadline for managed repair – 1 June 2015 As the Earthquake Commission nears the completion of its Canterbury Home Repair Programme (CHRP), it needs to know exactly how many repairs are left so it can commit adequate resources to the programme. For this reason, EQC must identify those customers who wish to be in CHRP. To get clarity, the organisation has set a deadline to close the CHRP to all new customers/ repairs from Monday, 1 June 2015. From this time on, no further customers will be accepted into CHRP, unless they have a prior agreement with EQR or EQC. This means previously cash-settled customers will no longer be able to opt in to CHRP after this date. Those customers whose repairs are already underway do not need to do anything – your repairs will be completed as scheduled. If you are an existing CHRP customer yet to have a start date confirmed for your managed repair, we want to help you make a decision.

EQC will be contacting our remaining CHRP customers to discuss their particular circumstances and concerns in order to reach a decision on the best settlement option available for them under the Earthquake Commission Act 1993. Many customers in this group are in dispute with EQC or are still awaiting a decision on whether their claim is over cap. Some people will be frustrated at delayed repairs. EQC will be contacting customers in these groups soon. CHRP customers, impacted by potentially having Increased Flooding Vulnerability (IFV) land damage, will be treated separately so they are not affected by the 1 June deadline. EQC General Manager Customer and Claims, Gail Kettle, says with only a few thousand repairs left, EQC is able to have one-on-one discussions towards resolution. “There are options available under the Act, so it’s a matter of working with each

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Monday April 20 2015


Steiner’s NCEA pass rate ‘thrills’ principal BY BEN MACK

An Opawa school principal says he is “thrilled” all of his students passed NCEA level 2 exams. Rudolf Steiner School principal, Thomas Proctor, said all 30 students who took the level 2 exams in 2014 passed. He added the 100 per cent pass rate was the decile 8 school’s best ever.

Mr Proctor said the results are proof that a Steiner education is no less rigorous than other schools. He said: “There’s still a belief that Steiner schools are the soft option. That’s simply not true.” The level 2 scores mean Mr Proctor expects the students to achieve high results when they take level 3 exams.

Chorus tunes up for champs The Christchurch City Chorus will head north for the Sweet Adelines New Zealand national competitions next month. Choruses and quartets from throughout the country will compete in the annual event, which will be held in Auckland’s Aotea Centre from May 1-3. This year the chorus will be 125-strong and directed by Virginia HumphreyTaylor. Formed 30 years ago, the chorus has won the regional competition every time it has competed. Members have a busy rehearsal schedule leading up to the competition and during the last two years it has involved changing

the style of presentation by developing showmanship ability and providing the audience with 45 comical shows. The annual competition is the highlight on the SANZ calendar, providing an opportunity for choruses and quartets to be judged by some of the best eyes and ears in the Sweet Adelines world. This year is a special one for SANZ as it celebrates its 30th birthday and the competition has been named Pearls of Harmony in recognition of this. A panel from the United States will judge this year’s competitions. The chorus hopes to win the national champs and compete in Las Vegas next year.

No Steiner students took level 1 exams in 2014, which automatically meant a zero per cent pass rate. Mr Proctor said students did not take the level 1 exams after the school administration had decided it was not a learning pathway that would be pursued further. “Students became increasingly focused on gaining credits rather

than lifelong learning,” he said of the decision not to have students sit the level 1 exams. “We want students to have a wide range of learning.” Mr Proctor also said he was disappointed with the school’s 73.3 per cent level 3 and 46.6 university entrance results. He said the scores were about 20 per cent lower than

what was expected, and that the students who took the exams were not as academically focused as other classes. Opened in 1975, Christchurch’s Steiner school has about 380 students from year 1 to 15. • The co-educational school will have an open day on May 21 from 6-8pm, 19 Ombersley Tce.

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and stir well. Cook over low heat, until slightly thickened. Pour warm custard into partly cooked pumpkin and top with the stem lid. Stand upright in a steamer, cover and cook over boiling water until custard is set and pumpkin tender, about 40 minutes. Test after 30 minutes by inserting a metal skewer through pumpkin skin into the custard. Remove steamer from heat and allow pumpkin to cool. Place on a platter and chill overnight. Slice into wedges to serve. Serves 10 as a dessert.

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ormulas like Go Healthy “Go VirDefence” has been based on the latest research and has already proven itself too many. Due to the high potency extracts used in this formula, most people will find only one or two capsules daily sufficient to keep our immune system at optimum. However, at the first sign of any immune attack, eg headaches, sore throat and aches etc, the dose should be increased to one or two capsules up to three times daily. Most people will then find the symptoms will disappear quickly without getting worse. Go Vir-Defence contains the following powerful ingredients: Olive leaf extract has become one of the most popular ingredients used in the treatment of immune attacks as it has strong anti-microbial properties that help slow the growth of bacteria and prevent the replication of viruses. Garlic extract is effective in combating bacteria, viruses and fungi, and supporting the immune system. In general, it may be used as a preventative for most infectious conditions, digestive as well as respiratory. The anti-microbial action makes it suitable for

treatment of respiratory infections, influenza, recurrent colds and respiratory catarrh. Andrographis extract has powerful immune enhancing properties and has been shown to help prevent the common cold as well as reduce the duration and severity of the symptoms of common cold. Echinacea extract is a natural antibiotic and infection fighter. It helps kill bacteria, viruses and fungi and provides powerful immune support. Pau d’arco extract assists in enhancing the body’s immune system. Citrus bioflavonoids work with vitamin C and support the immune system as well as strengthening capillaries and reducing inflammation. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and helps counteract many types of bacteria and viral infections. Elderberry extract provides nutrients for immune support. Zinc is an essential mineral for the immune system and general health. It is required by every cell in the body. It is common to have sub-optimal levels of zinc. Zinc possesses antiviral activity. Generally, this all-natural formula is very safe and highly effective without any side effects, but due to the high potency extracts used, please check with us first if you are on any prescription medication. This formula is also not suitable during pregnancy or lactation. For more information, phone Marshall’s Health and Natural Therapy on 388 5757.

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this balance of good and bad bacteria. It is important to remember antibiotics not only kill the unfriendly bacteria, but also the beneficial bacteria. In many cases of antibiotic use, too much bad bacteria builds before the good bacteria has a chance, leading to other health complaints. Probiotics are used to build beneficial bacteria and have a positive influence on health. Probiotics are often used for the following conditions: candidiasis (yeast infection), urinary and vaginal infections that are often accompanied by odour, discharge, pain and itching or burning; diarrhea; IBS

(irritable bowel syndrome); eczema; food and skin allergies; inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis; weakened immune system; rheumatoid arthritis; lactose intolerance and digestive complaints, including stomach pain and bloating. A good probiotic must be scientifically researched with evidence-based strains of good bacteria that have been shown to have health-promoting benefits. Further information is available from the probiotic experts at Marshall’s Health and Natural Therapy, 110 Seaview Road, New Brighton, Phone 388 5757.

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All types of vehicle serviced in modern Woolston workshop The long-standing auto repair business, Woolston Auto Surgery 2014 Ltd, is a family operation that has been providing professional servicing and repairs for all types of vehicles since 1979.


owever, as owner Roydon Smart points out, today’s vehicles require more highly specialised attention, and for that reason, Woolston Auto Surgery 2014 has been upgraded to become a modern workshop with five hoists and state-of-the art computerised scanning equipment. The workshop’s three qualified mechanics have the skills and experience to maintain, service and WoF all makes and models, although most of their work nowadays is on mid to late model vehicles, Roydon says.

They also supply and fit new tyres, Panasonic batteries, and undertake all brake work and cooling system work. “Basically, we do everything except collision repairs,” says Roydon. As winter approaches, he recommends that drivers have their tyres checked to make sure the tread is no less than 2.5 millimetres to maintain good grip. With WoFs now extended to 12 months, tyres can become worn in between testing, so he suggests motorists take advantage of Woolston Auto Surgery’s free tyre checks to make sure they are safe for driving on

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wet, slippery or icy roads. Free on-site battery and brake fluid testing is also provided. Radiators should also be checked pre-winter, with anti-freeze/corrosion inhibitor added to protect the engine during the cold winter months. Woolston Auto Surgery offers a pick up service for local breakdowns, or they can organise a tow truck for breakdowns further away. Courtesy cars are available at a cost of $10 per day for local running. Woolston Auto Surgery is located at 693 Ferry Road, in the heart of the Woolston Village shopping area – the two-storey red building is easy to spot. It is open Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 5.30pm, and Saturday, 8am to 12pm. Phone 384 9092 to book in for repairs, servicing or a WoF, and if you need advice, the team are always happy to help.

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Spinal health is brain health

he spinal cord is literally an extension of the brain, which means that spinal health is brain health says the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association as part of a drive to explain how improved brain-body communication is vital to improving the nation’s wellbeing. “The focus of chiropractic care is on the health and integrity of the nervous system,” chiropractor and NZCA spokesman Dr Hayden Thomas explains. “The health and function of the spine affects the entire nervous system. We already know that the spinal cord is part of the central nervous system and processes information just like parts of the brain do, and the latest New Zealand research into the effects of chiropractic care suggests that it may have an important role to

play in maximising sporting performance and aiding recovery from a range of conditions where muscle function has been compromised.” The New Zealand College of Chiropractic Centre for Chiropractic Research has recently published a study in the journal Experimental Brain Research, which suggests that full spine chiropractic adjustments can significantly improve brain-body communication and coordination. According to Dr Thomas, “Earlier New Zealand research indicated that chiropractic care improves the communication between the brain and body and results in better control of the core muscles during body movements, so that your spine is at less risk of injury. The researchers tell us that just a single

“The focus of chiropractic care is on the health and integrity of the nervous system,” chiropractor and NZCA spokesman Dr Hayden Thomas.


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session of chiropractic care may improve muscle activation and increase muscle contractions to the same extent as three weeks of gym-based strength training.” New Zealand research indicates that chiropractic care may have a role to play in assisting those who display poor proprioceptive function, the ability of the brain to sense the relative position of the body parts in space and the ability to move accurately and precisely without having to look at what you are doing. Without accurate proprioception, you would not be able to drive a car safely as you would need to constantly look at what your arms and legs are doing. “We know that chiropractic care assists brain function in many ways, one of

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ool drinks and hot music welcomed invited guests to The Canterbury Fashion Beauty Week Opening Night Cocktail Party at Gustavs on April 15. The evening was the overture to the week’s events taking place at The Tannery, culminating with the Canterbury Winter Collections, and gave invitees a taste of things to look forward to. On parade were creations dreamed up by participants in the Emerging Designers Illuminating Fashion Competition, held in conjunction with the Celebration of Light Festival.

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ur separate nursery is licensed for 10 under 2s with three teachers, and our preschool is licensed for 23 over 2s with three teachers. This means that each child is given individualised attention and care by teachers that know them well. We are also unique because our teaching team consists of fully trained early childhood teachers. Current research states that “Only trained teachers


he law says that you must use a car seat for your baby. When children travel in vehicles, car seats are the best way to protect them. Keeping your baby rear-facing for as long as possible will provide the best protection and some car seats allow rearfacing longer than others. It is important to have the right seat – trying the car seat in your vehicle before you buy or hire it will help you make sure it fits well and will give your child as much protection as possible. You should check that the weight and height

recommendations are correct and that the vehicle safety belt can be positioned and buckled correctly. If not, you may need to try another model of seat. If you have any questions about child car seats, you should ask for advice from a qualified child restraint technician. Canterbury Plunket Car Seat Services have technicians available at their premises at 5 Twigger Street, Addington, Christchurch between 9am and 4pm daily, and they will be pleased to assist you and give advice on the best seat for your child and your vehicle.


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iny Tots Nursery and Preschool is a privately owned and familyoperated centre. We provide a safe and secure environment in which children can learn, create and grow to the best of their abilities. Teachers observe the children through their play, and then incorporate those interests into an individual programme. This helps the children to extend on their learning and enhances their development for the future. Tiny Tots has an open plan environment

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working with small groups of children can provide the  highest standard of education and care”.  At  The  Enchanted Garden, we are proud to tick both of these boxes. Read our fantastic  2013 ERO report online and see what the Education Review Office had to say about us. If you want outstanding high quality education and care for your child in a warm and nurturing home-like setting, then The Enchanted Garden is the place for you.

We are also unique because our teaching team consists of fully trained early childhood teachers. Current research states that “Only trained teachers working with small groups of children can provide the highest standard of education and care”. Tiny Tots has an open plan environment both indoors and out, and seeks to provide high-quality equipment, resources and facilities to support your child’s learning and development.

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or Freeman White, home is where the art is. Home also happens to be in the heart of Hawkes Bay where a renovated colonial villa doubles as his home and studio. Renovations to it began after he graduated from The Learning Connexion in 2001. Just as home renovating requires a whopping amount of dedication and discipline, so too does becoming a self-sustaining artist. In Freeman’s case, all his work and constant practice paid off when, in 2006, he won first prize at the Adam Portrait Awards with his textural painting Freeman Portrait of Hans. Since then, his paintings have been showcased in the separate Adam Portrait Awards and other shows such as the Hawkes Bay Invitational and the Norsewear Art Awards. His work has appeared in highly regarded




ood drama teaching allows young people to thrive in a fun-filled environment. Drama classes help students grow self-esteem and help them with reading or other learning disabilities by offering an opportunity to succeed in a fun, relaxed way. The aim of the Helen O’ Grady Drama Academy is to develop confidence in young people to communicate with each other and the world at large in a clear, articulate manner. By giving children opportunities to succeed in drama, children believe in themselves and their own abilities. Some of the many consequences of our programme include


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foundation Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery is a special character state school where students are central in directing their own learning.


e are currently located on two campuses, with our Year 1 to 6 students located in Halswell and our Year 7 to 13 students at the University of Canterbury. We are moving closer to establishing our innovative new campus back in the central city.

An exciting future

A All of our students, from new entrants to Year 13, are able plan their learning around their personal interests, needs and passions. This diverse and flexible approach to developing individual learning pathways allows parents to work with learning advisors and the student to explore all aspects of the curriculum in a safe and supportive environment. Our students are encouraged to be creative, innovative and take risks with their learning. We are a school that values supportive relationships as they give us a solid foundation to nurture, guide and help our students direct their learning. They also build a sense of belonging that strengthens each member of our learning community.  We are always looking for a whanau who enjoy taking an active role in their child’s education and are willing to be members of a place where learning can truly happen at any time and any place.

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ranui High is delighted to be able to invite parents and caregivers to a number of visitor days over the May to July period to view our school in operation and to ask questions about the school’s current position as it moves towards the exciting future of the Aranui Community Campus. With its history of success and innovation in many different areas, the school remains in a strong position to cater for a wide range of abilities and interests. Aranui Academies continue to offer niche programmes which are as popular as ever. The Aranui Services Academy is one of only four in the South Island, which have recently completed their two-week induction programme at Burnham Military Camp. This very hands-on programme caters for the needs of students who flourish in a very practically based environment with a strong focus on physical skills and development, along with military drill, self-discipline training and outdoor adventure, including involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. Aranui is also very proud of the fact that it is a host school for the Canterbury Tertiary College (CTC) Level 2 cookery programme,

where students attend for two full days a week in an authentic commercial environment, and which provides 45 credits towards their Level 2 NCEA qualifications. All of our academy programmes, including childcare, carving, basketball, cisco computer networking, rugby league and rugby fundamentals and others are not only high interest programmes, but contribute significantly with the credits for NCEA Level 2 and above. The new Aranui campus will be built alongside the existing school which will minimise disruption to the school. With this process beginning in July this year, students will have the opportunity to see this new project rising, with the spectacular multi-million dollar investment in the future of education in eastern Christchurch. This new campus and the programmes it will offer will change the face of education in our region and places in the new school will be highly sought after.  We welcome you to participate in one of the personalised tours which are on offer over coming weeks. We look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to chat with you about the school and the future developments.


Welcome to our Open Day Events Personalised tours available on these dates: Tuesday, 26 May: 11.30am - 1.00pm Monday, 8 June: 11.30am - 1.00pm Tuesday, 23 June: 9.30am - 11.00am Tuesday, 25 July: 9.30am - 11.00am Tours finish with a morning/afternoon tea with the Principal to answer any questions. To book a place or for any further information, please contact Principal’s Secretary - or phone 388 7083 extn 813.

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Cashmere High School

– safe and equipped to excel


ne of the key questions parents ask when considering a school for their child is if it is a safe and friendly environment for them to be in and learn. Our strong and positive relationships are a key aspect Cashmere High School is very proud of. Information from existing parents in the community can be a useful way in ascertaining this, but so are the independent and professional Educational Review Office (ERO) reports. Our school’s ERO report identified this as a key strength here at Cashmere: “ERO observed respectful and affirming relationships throughout the school. Students spoken with by ERO, including Maori and Pacific students said they felt safe, valued and proud of their school…students and staff were respectful and affirming in their relationships with each other.” Cashmere High School students consistently excel when compared to national benchmarks in our NCEA national qualifications – especially in the most credible comparison, which is the attainment of their qualification with either a merit and/or excellence endorsement. In 2014, Cashmere was again one of the leading schools in the NZ Scholarship Awards. In alternative qualifications, Cashmere offers the Cambridge International Examinations as part of their academic extension programme. Our outstanding results over the years include students gaining the top subject marks in New Zealand and the world. Our school’s mission statement is,

and technology. It also means our vibrant and successful co-curricular sports programme goes well beyond the traditional options like basketball, football and netball to include

choices like archery, mountain biking and rock climbing. Cashmere’s strong reputation in the performing arts is well-founded with diverse opportunities, including school productions, stage challenge, choir, orchestra and music bands to name just a few. We welcome new students who seek to be part of our special community and enjoy a co-educational schooling focused on preparing them for the real world and an exciting future ahead. Our Open Day is on Tuesday, May 26, from 4pm until 6.30pm.

Modern and attractive learning environments Aidanfield Christian School continues to grow strongly and has become well-established in the Halswell community. “Developing both the intellect and character of our students”, capturing our core purpose on both academic learning and achievement and also developing good strong character. We seek to craft good citizens through our vibrant opportunities in order to inspire personal and collective excellence. Fostering our school’s four values of citizenship, opportunity, vibrancy and excellence is a critical part of our school culture. The size of our school, with just over 1700 students from Year 9 to 13, provides sufficient numbers to be able to offer a diverse range of opportunities for all students. This includes our subject choices which cater for individual choices in specialist areas like languages, arts


rincipal Mark Richardson says that the roll has continued to grow, beginning this year with a very healthy figure of around 270 students. As a Year 1  to  10 school, we have found that strong interest in the school continues to demonstrate the support of the church community in the school-wide zone.  There has also been an increase in parents who are non-church attending in the last year or two, suggesting there is a strong desire among parents for the values system that really good Christian schooling can consistently apply to life at school.  Aidanfield Christian School is owned by

The Christian Schools Trust which has a long history of providing top quality Christian education. The trust has invested heavily into Aidanfield Christian School and as a result, all of the learning space bar one are modern and attractive learning environments.  Two new classrooms are opening early next term and this adds to the 12 modern classrooms that make up the school currently. A new school hall is currently under construction and planning is already underway for further classroom developments in 2016 as the school roll grows.  “Our community is demonstrating confidence in the learning that happens at Aidanfield Christian School,” says Mr Richardson.

Christian faith in action every day

Avonside Girls’ High School


Tuesday 26 May 2015 from 5.00pm – 7.00pm The evening begins in the gymnasium at 5.00pm, with an address from the Principal, Mrs Sue Hume, and student representatives. A tour of the school follows, with the opportunity to talk to teachers and students.

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students and families for 2016.

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excellent preparation for senior college years well prepared for life beyond the school gate

Application closing date for Years 7 to 10, 2016 enrolments is:

June 12, 2015 Enrolments for Years 1–6 close on August 28, 2015

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Excellent academic results Wide curriculum Personal challenges Specialist teachers Working together with families

For more information, contact us on: (03) 338 8153 or or go to our website

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New ways to engage learners

Educate, nurture and inspire

Catholic Cathedral College has embraced e-learning and is working towards all students using Chromebooks for their lessons and homework.

At Christchurch Girls’ High School, we believe each girl should be encouraged and guided to be all she is capable of becoming.

young women


e want her to be aware of the myriad of possibilities that exist so that she can become confident, resilient and skilled; a young woman who stands proud and tall, in any context, who not only has a voice but something to say and who is able to use the business metaphor to take a seat at any table she chooses. We believe we must educate, nurture and inspire young women. We wish to challenge eachers and students enjoy the marked and feedback provided through this. our students to be discerning critical and Google Apps for Education and Students are enjoying the ability to pause and creative thinkers, who are comfortable with are progressively discovering new rewind their lessons if necessary, or to explore the concepts of hard work and service. By ways to engage learners through new areas when they are ready for extension providing a wide range of opportunities, this e-learning approach.  The Chromebooks activities. Students develop the skills to both inside and outside the classroom, we are proving very effective for their ease of use be cyber-sensible and good, responsible want our students to mature as individuals. and long battery life. By purchasing the device digital citizens. They learn to use a range of The Christchurch Girls’ High School’s through the TToM Trust that has been set up software to create presentations and to share vision ensures our young women appreciate to assist families, the cost is also manageable.  their learning with their peers, parents and the rich heritage of tradition, recognise the teachers.  WhenMUST students know what is to DEADLINE. be necessity of innovation and understand that With PLEASE an excellent bre connection APPROVE THISfiAD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.and NOTE THAT ANY ALTERATIONS BE FINALISED BY OUR MATERIAL wireless access across the site, all students presented in the next lesson, they can prepare excellence should be a part of all that they do; can certainly benefit from this approach by researching the topic and they then come young women who realise that “excellence is to learning. to the classroom with questions and new not an act but a habit.” All teachers and students have a Gmail ideas. We are certainly preparing our students We want a Christchurch Girls’ High account and assignments can be monitored, to be 21st century learners. graduate to remain open to possibility and




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The Christchurch Girls’ High School’s vision ensures our young women appreciate the rich heritage of tradition, recognise the necessity of innovation and understand that excellence should be a part of all that they do. seize opportunity so that her future is not predetermined by others. Instead, we want her to have the skills, qualifications and experiences that allow her the freedom to create her own destiny.

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Commitment, AChievement, ResilienCe, RespeCt Open Afternoon Wednesday 13th May

Information Evening

Both of these events provide an excellent opportunity for parents with children in Years 7 to 9 in 2016 to hear about the exciting learning programme at Hornby High School.

Thursday 14th May

We look forward to meeting you.


Richard Edmundson Principal

1.00pm - 2.30pm See the Junior College in action.

Hornby High School Library

180 Waterloo Road, Hornby - Ph 03 349 5395


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Uniquely Steiner A rich sense of knowledge and creativity is the heart and soul of the successful and wellproven education system that Steiner stands for. Promoting imagination, creativity, academic acumen and hands-on learning skills from kindergarten through to Year 13 is how the unique soul and spirit of each child is recognised.


f your ideal school is child-focused, computer-free until high school, honours a gentle but effective learning curve that is driven by a child’s natural development rather than National Standards driven, then the Steiner school is definitely worth a visit. We foster creativity and bring fun into learning in a highly structured way. Steiner education prizes the arts, creativity and imagination as multiple pathways to high levels of innovative thinking and efficient skill acquisition. Nurturing a child’s inquisitive mind is a key towards success, reflected in our excellent academic outcomes at primary and NCEA levels. Steiner schools do National Standards only at Year 8, following Ministry-approved learning progressions from Years 2 to 8. This way we are able to allow all students to progress successfully and build up healthy self-esteem. Steiner education is equally rich with stories, plays, culture, literature, sports, art, maths, music, science,

gardening, movement, festivals, care, love and enthusiasm – introducing each aspect of life at the most susceptible age, paving the way for a sharp intellect, a deep emotional life, a love for humanity and an intrinsic motivation for learning.

Steiner schools do National Standards only at Year 8, following Ministryapproved learning progressions from Years 2 to 8.

STEINER EDUCATION Creative Structured Successful

Educating HEAD, HEART and HAND Kindergarten to Year 13


May 19, 26 June 2 2.30pm to 4pm Phone 337 0514 to book a tour.


Thursday 21st May 6pm to 8pm Christchurch Rudolf Steiner School Te kura o Rudolf Steiner Otautahi

19 Ombersley Terrace, St Martins Telephone 337 0514


THE HAGLEY DIFFERENCE Over 1000 students enrol into Hagley each year. They come because of the great choice of subjects and the unique programmes Hagley offers. Students come because of the way they are treated and supported. Every student at Hagley knows that it is cool to be different and they celebrate this difference in a dynamic environment. If you are looking for a high school where you can be yourself while achieving your goals, where high standards are set and maintained, and the staff will work closely with you to ensure you get the very best out of your high school years, then you should consider enrolling in Hagley’s Junior College for 2016.

The Junior College at Hagley has small classes and we take a personal approach to your learning needs. From the diagnostic assessment and personalised transition programme, right through to working with you in and outside of class, it is all about what we can do to help you. Classes are fun, focused and will inspire you to be the very best you can be. The Hagley Junior Graduating College combines the best of both worlds – freedom to be yourself and enjoy school in a mature, structured and supportive environment where achievement is celebrated. Experience the Hagley difference, it will set you up for life.

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The world of ICT is fast-paced, exciting and constantly evolving.


Papanui High School

is an exciting place to be part of.


Year 9 personalised learning time.

ere at Mairehau High School, we are fortunate to have excellent information and communications technology (ICT) resourcing to support the learning of our students. All staff have access to class sets of Chromebooks which are widely utilised. Teachers and students alike enjoy working in an online environment, where feedback can be instant and work easily shared, edited and stored. Mairehau High School is also involved in the Te Tihi o te Matauranga project, which has been another key driver behind ICT use and advancement in our school. Families will soon have the option of purchasing a

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Chromebook through a ‘lease to own’ scheme, at an extremely affordable price. Another key innovation in 2015 is the implementation of an NCEA L1 Digital Technologies course, a large component of which is delivered via video link. Several of our rising stars, including many Year 10 students, have risen to the challenge and are enjoying a course that is offered only by a handful of Christchurch schools. In short, we are a school in good heart. We have wonderful technology resourcing, excellent staff who embrace innovation and change, and creative, enthusiastic students who take every opportunity available to them.

stablished in 1936, Papanui by innovative, committed staff. Students High School has shared in the are also offered a wide range of sporting growth of north Christchurch and cultural activities. The jazz band, kapa and is a central point in haka group, touch rugby teams and drama that community. performances have all gained The main focus is on national recognition. being a professional learning The school has a roll of more community, providing the best than 1500 students, and has an possible teaching and learning enrolment scheme so that roll in a supportive, challenging growth can be managed. learning environment. Papanui’s first-rate modern The school is determined facilities enhance the learning that the needs of every environment. The school has student in the school will undergone a multi-million be met through its “Full dollar building development Service” philosophy. programme and e-learning A balanced student Principal Jeff Smith resources are excellent. body covers the full range Our aim is simple – to of academic, socio-economic and provide the best education possible for ethnic groups. every student. A broad curriculum and a wide choice of Open night: Tuesday, May 12, subjects and learning pathways are delivered 7pm to 9pm.


pApAnUi high SChooL

For all students to value themselves and others, to know they can excel and to reach their full potential.


open night

26 May 20152015 7pm to 8.30pm Tuesday 10 June 2014 26 May 7pm to 8.30pm Tuesday 26 MMay 7pm to 8.30pm Tuesday 26 May 2015 7pm 7pm to to 8.30pm 8.30pm Tuesday Tuesday 26 26 May 2015 2015

Come and join the ACADEMIC school of choice for North East Christchurch The evening will begin with a welcome and short address by the Principal, in the Assembly Hall at 7.00pm. You are then welcome to join a guided tour of the school and to meet our staff and students. Come and find out more about the smaller co-educational school which caters for individual students’ needs in the 21st century. PH: +64 3 385 3145, FX: +64 3 385 3143 EM: WB:







This evening will consist of an address from the principal and student representatives, followed by guided tours of the school’s facilities. Please meet in the hall at at 7pm.

Applications for enrolment are due by 31st July. 440 Hills Road, Mairehau Christchurch 8052 NEW ZEALAND

Papanui High School Phone: 03 352 6119 PO Box 5220, 30 Langdons Rd, Christchurch


Wednesday 27 May, 6–8PM

Enrolling now for 2016

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10 years of success

Equipping boys for life in the 21st century

Working together for the good of students and families has been a successful recipe for Christian integrated schools in Christchurch.

Medbury School is the only independent preparatory boys’ school in Christchurch, offering an education for both dayboys and boarders from Years 1 to 8.


t Medbury, the focus is on the ‘whole boy’, so in addition to academic studies, more than 25 extracurricular activities are provided to expand the curriculum further, developing wider talents and interests. Medbury is a traditional school with traditional values, and has a strong emphasis on manners and respect. Their vision is to provide an education which cherishes these traditions, but also prepares boys for life in the 21st century. Medbury has adapted the NZ curriculum to meet the learning needs of boys. Small class sizes enable teachers to deliver a personalised learning programme, using a combination of technology and traditional teaching methods. Next month, the construction of a new 21st century classroom block at Medbury commences. Peter Kay, headmaster, believes that new open-plan teaching blocks, accommodating up to 70 children, being built in some schools do enable

Open days: May - Refer to website for dates p: 332 6923 e: w:

creativity, collaboration and the development of independence. Mr Kay says that at Medbury, it is their intention to maximise the use of the new modern learning environment. However, there will be no change to class sizes, teaching will remain centred around a structured timetable, every boy will still have his own desk in his classroom and teacher to student ratios will remain low. Breakout rooms will be constructed with glass walls, enabling teachers to observe small groups while the boys develop independent learning skills. The large open learning spaces will also enable further extension and learning support with specialist teachers within the classroom environment. When a boy leaves Medbury, he does so with an exploring and inquiring mind. He will feel confident, have high self-esteem and have an education equipping him for life in the 21st century. Middleton Grange School Yr 1–13

Hillview Christian School Yr 1–10

Contact school for details


Open days: May 19 & 21 Contact school for details

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he Christian school network celebrated 10 years of existence in February this year. Aidanfield Christian School, Emmanuel Christian School, Hillview Christian School and Middleton Grange School decided in 2005 that there was much to be gained by working together cooperatively. They recognised opportunities to share successful teaching practice, curriculum development initiatives across a wide spectrum of school operations as well as cooperatively strengthening their special Christian character. They recognised that their ability to serve students and families was greatly enhanced by working together in a close and trusting relationship. The success of the network has seen other schools wanting to join in. Early in the piece, Rangiora New Life School became part of the network. The schools joined together to support the genesis of Ashburton Christian School and also culminated this year in the start up of a brand-new school in Rolleston. The schools have developed interlocking enrolment schools which assists in providing transparent pathways in Christian education from new entrant

through to Year 13. A further strength has been a cooperative engagement with the Ministry of Education who have been pivotal in assisting the network’s successful development.

The success of the network has seen other schools wanting to join in. Early in the piece, Rangiora New Life School became part of the network. The schools joined together to support the genesis of Ashburton Christian School and also culminated this year in the start up of a brandnew school in Rolleston.

Aidanfield Christian School Yr 1–10

Emmanuel Christian School Yr 1–10

Yr 1–6

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A network of non denominational Christian Schools offering limited places in 2016 • High quality affordable Christian education • Qualified teachers who are committed Christians • High standards of academic achievement and behaviour

• Co-educational and State Integrated • New Zealand Curriculum delivered from a Biblical perspective • Christian virtues modelled and encouraged

• Strong partnership and shared vision between home and school for God’s calling on the life of the child • Pathways for pupils from Aidanfield, Emmanuel, Hillview and Rolleston to Middleton Grange School at Senior College level

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The purpose of education

Recently, a group of Year 10 students asked if they could interview me as part of an assignment they were doing in English.


heir question was simple but thought-provoking: “Why did you choose to teach at Hillmorton?” I thought back 20 years to 1995 when I came to Hillmorton as an assistant principal. Hillmorton High School, I felt, and still do, was unique. Some things which I still love about this school are: • Its size – we are small enough to really know and care for our students as individuals and to ensure all students have the opportunities needed to learn and grow. • Its diversity – students who come from a range of socio-economic, ethnic and ability backgrounds learn together, with and from each other. • The nature of our students – kind, caring, generous, humble, articulate and full of fun. • Our staff – they care deeply and believe strongly in the potential of each young person in their classes. They cause learning in a variety of ways which engage students.


As a school, we are forward-thinking, embracing 21st century technology (with BYOD) and modern learning pedagogy, educating for our students’ futures, not our past. Hillmorton High School has been described as a “hidden gem”. Visit us and find out why this school is unique to Christchurch.

OPEN NIGHT Tuesday 19 May 7.00pm Tours during day available by appointment

iddleton Grange School, like other schools in Christchurch, has a heart for pupils, a desire to see its school community engaged in learning. However, what makes Middleton Grange different to other schools is what it sees as the purpose of education, namely for the glory of God. At Middleton Grange, we talk about character, excellence and service for the glory of God. With that ultimate purpose in mind, we work with our pupils for them to grow in character, encouraging them to be young men and women of integrity and compassion with a hope for the future. We expect all our pupils to have a commitment to excellence in every aspect of their education – academically, sporting and culturally, and

we inspire them to fully use their God-given talents. Finally, we support our pupils so that they are prepared to serve; not only equipped to serve but willing to serve. We work hard to ensure our pupils have an outward focus, looking to the needs of others. While it is fair to say that more schools would seek character, excellence and service for pupils, for Middleton Grange pupils it is done not for ourselves but for others and for God’s glory. The school provides many opportunities for pupils to develop in these three areas, such as missions trips, peer support, leadership roles, kapa haka as well as Year 1 and Year 13 teddy bear picnic events to name a few. Middleton Grange School – one of special character. Richard Vanderpyl Principal

Middleton GranGe School

character, eXcellence, SerVice For the GlorY oF God • High quality affordable Christian education in a State Integrated school setting

• New Zealand Curriculum delivered from a Biblical perspective

• Highly qualified teachers who are committed Christians

• Strong partnership and shared vision between home and school for God’s calling on the life of the child

• High expectations for academic achievement and behaviour

• Christian virtues modelled and encouraged

a non denominational christian School

2015 Open Days : Tuesday 19 am/pm & Thursday am/pm 21 May Numbers per session are limited so bookings are essential

Enrolments for Years 7-13 2016 close: Friday, 12 June 2015 Enrolments for Years 1-6 2016 close: Friday, 28 August 2015


Places available at all levels, in particular, Years 1, 4, 7, 9, 11 If your child turns 5 at any time during 2016 you must apply during this 2015 enrolment season.

30 acacia avenue, riccarton, christchurch 8041 p: 348 9826 e: Visit our website for enrolment information

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Marian College offers a wellrounded education strong on spiritual matters, cultural activities and the performing arts, service and sports as well as having rigorous academic learning.


rincipal Anna Heffernan says the school promotes four strong role models: Jesus, his mother Mary, St Mary MacKillop and venerable Catherine McAuley, whose lives exhibit the qualities we encourage our students to let influence them. “We achieve at, or above, national standards in NCEA levels 1, 2 and 3, and always have a variety of scholarships awarded to our students. It is also worth noting that our special needs students are on individual learning plans in which they make wonderful progress.” Marian has programmes in place to make new pupils feel comfortable at the college. Year 12 student leaders help new

Shirley Boys’ High School - Kiwi soul, global vision Shirley Boys’ High School encourages students to strive for personal excellence.

girls transition into high school through a structured peer support programme that operates during the first term. “Our vertical house groups across years 9 to 13 provide girls with an immediate feeling of belonging by acquainting them with students throughout the school,” Ms Heffernan says. Marian College is fortunate in being able to remain small with the friendly atmosphere which comes from teachers and students knowing each other well. “Every girl at Marian is nurtured and her skills and talents developed.” While the school culture is based on traditional values and expectations, there is a 21st century approach to teaching and learning. “E-learning is a teaching strategy used across most lessons. Marian College is definitely a great place for a Catholic secondary education.”

Marian College is fortunate in being able to remain small with the friendly atmosphere which comes from teachers and students knowing each other well.


earning occurs both inside and outside the classroom, reflecting the desire of the school to focus on teaching the whole person to ensure a lifelong desire for self-improvement. At Shirley Boys’, this is known as BTB, ‘better than before’. BTB leads to achievement which can be as modest as getting fit for a sport or improving a test score, or learning to sing in a choir, or as spectacular as that achieved by 2014 Dux and Head Boy Nic Wilson, who was awarded a Premier New Zealand Scholar Award (awarded to the top 10 students in NZ). Nic was one of only two students to get top scholar in two subjects. In addition, two other SBHS students received awards for obtaining three or more scholarships (including an outstanding scholarship) in 2014 and a further six received awards for one or more scholarships. At Shirley Boys’ High School, students are encouraged to participate in a vast array of sporting and creative (arts, drama, music, country and beyond. For more information about the school, cultural groups) activities and in many of these areas, the students are expected to its ethos and achievements, please go to measure themselves against the best in the

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they are emotionally invested in it,” said Sophie. “I find that students appreciate it even when they don’t realise it influences them,” said Maeli. “‘The Riccarton Way’ makes the school positive and following its values brings you into the school culture.” Both noted the positive relationship between students and staff, “It works both ways and it certainly has an influence on our learning,” said Sophie. “If you respect your teacher, you are more ready to learn.” The Information Evening for prospective Year 9s for 2016 is at 7pm on May 21 in the school hall. All parents and prospective students are welcome. There are three school tours in the late afternoon on May 26, May 28, June 2, which are led by prefects and senior staff, where there is an opportunity to see the facilities and ask the questions that you need to ask.


ead students at Riccarton High production of Urinetown two years ago and is School, Maeli Prince and Sophie in Bugsy Malone this year. She has been a keen member of the Duke of Madsen, are enthusiastic about the school they have attended for over Edinburgh Hillary Award and has gained her bronze and silver awards. four years. Maeli has also been involved in school Sophie is a successful student having gained excellence endorsement at both Level 1 and activities. Last year, he was a student Level 2 NCEA in all her subjects. She is also representative on the Board of Trustees, a successful at sport as a member of the A netball position he enjoyed, contributed to and where team and the A volleyball team. She plays flute he learned many skills. He gained excellence endorsement in Head students Maeli Prince and Sophie Madsen. in the concert band and orchestra, and has sung in the choir. She had a role in the school Level 1 NCEA and merit endorsement in Level “‘The Riccarton Way’ holds our guiding values 2 NCEA. – excellence, honesty, respect and commitment. He is a keen football player and was in the Even though, as teenagers, many would not like second XI last year. He has played tennis for the school for five years. Like Sophie, he has had to admit they find it worthwhile, they do find parts in the two school musicals. Maeli went to Samoa in a school visit two years ago, and Sophie will be travelling to France later in the year in another school trip. Sophie and Maeli appreciate the family atmosphere of the school. “With a roll of 950, there is the opportunity to know most of the students over the years. As peer support leaders Te Kura Tuarua o Pūtaringamotu of Year 9s, we get to know the new arrivals very quickly,” said Sophie. “We can help them settle in and they have someone they can talk to, which is especially important if they have come College leaders 2015 from a small school with few others they know.” illa Maria College is a Mercy school Maeli was enthusiastic about the number of for girls, educating Years 7 to 13. extra-curricular opportunities available. “We The college was opened by the are encouraged to take up new things and the Sisters of Mercy in 1918 and has support is there for us to gain skills and improve grown to accommodate 790 students within skills. While I am no Ronaldo, I have enjoyed its beautiful grounds. the team spirit that has been part of our football Our mission is to “Empower each young teams. That sort of spirit, that commitment, woman to determine her potential, live gospel makes it worthwhile to get out on the pitch.” values, confidently embrace lifelong learning, Both Sophie and Maeli found ‘The Riccarton and as a Mercy woman, be inspired to make a Way’ useful. difference”. We have a proud academic history, annually achieving academic results which are among the best in the country. Students set high goals and the college supports them in striving for excellence. Our 2014 NCEA results included pass rates of 98.6 per cent at Level 1, 96.9 per cent at Level 2 and 92.5 per cent at Level 3. About 75 per cent of our girls achieved university entrance. Villa Maria College offers many sporting opportunities; our sports director coordinates over 30 sports for girls to choose from. It’s not surprising that we have extremely high SCHOOL TOURS: 3.45 pm- 4.45pm participation levels along with impressive Tuesday 26 May; Thursday 28 May; Tuesday 2 June. regional and national successes. The cultural life of the college is also Book a tour at the Information Evening or phone 348 5073 filled with extensive musical and choral opportunities, along with biannual productions and stage challenge entries. Enhancing Learning We invite you to visit Villa Maria College Commitment for excellence and service and see for yourself our special character. You Honesty will also find a wealth of information on our Respect website Excellence

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Tuesday 5th May, 9:00am - 3:00pm Villa Maria College is a state integrated Catholic secondary school for girls in years 7 - 13. We extend a warm invitation to prospective parents and students to join us throughout the day and see our College in action. Meet our staff and students and find out what makes Villa Maria College such a special place. Deborah Brosnahan (Principal) will address visitors in the College Auditorium at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm. We look forward to seeing you.

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The Christchurch Star Company specialises in the printing and delivery of gloss mailers and letterbox flyers.


We offer a FREE professional Creative and Design service to ensure your advertising is effectively targetting your customers.


You can choose CHCH wide delivery to every home or target your delivery to where your customers live. Talk to us about the best option for your business.

Phone Mark on 364 74537453 or 021 800800 809809 • Email: Phone Mark on 364 or 021 • Email:

Monday April 20 2015


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Trades & Services

Trades & Services

PAINTER Top quality work, interior/ exterior, pensioners discount, free quotes, 30 years experience, I stand by Canterbury, ph Wayne your friendly painter 03 385-4348 or 027 274-3541

T.v. SERvICE CENTRE Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD, aerial installations and kitsets 301 Brougham Street, ph 03 379 1400

PLASTERER SOLID both ext & int work, Scottish Tradesman with over 30 yrs experience, FREE Quotes, ph Donald 354-5153 or 021 02326186 PLASTERER - GIb STOPPING Small job specialty. 30 years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 PLUMbER ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274350-231 PLUMbER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 9607673 or 021 112-3492


cut to length DIY Home Handy-Men & Women

Tree felling Stump grinding Site clearance Removing garden shrubs


SPOUTING CLEANING Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 384-3435 or 021 043-2034 TILER AvAILAbLE Ceramic & porcelain. Phone Paul 022 151 9242, 981-2802 TREE WORK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759



Friday’s: 2 for 1 Deal STEAK SIZZLER

Sunday’s: 3 Course Deal Soup, Roast, Dessert


- downstairs -



Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm - 2pm & from 5pm

Bistro midweek Roast special



Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Available Tues, Weds & Thurs


Experienced Teacher L.T.C.L.(T) H.DipTchng.

202 Marine Pde Ph 388-9416

Children & adults welcome. Never to early or late to start.

Members, guests and affiliates welcome

Kittyhawk Avenue, Wigram Skies

A better advertising solution


CASH/CASH For any unwanted Vehicles

cars $100 $1,000 vans or 4wds Up To $3,000 027 476 2404

phone 0226 505 502

Quality a la carte with a view!



PIERVIEW Restaurant


Vehicles Wanted

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email: jo.fuller@

WATERbLASTING Quality Job, Quick Service by skilled tradesman, Ph Richard Severin at Jet-X 0800 538 969 Free quotes, visit


Your SpecialiSt in:

Jo-Anne Fuller phone: 364 7425

vHS vIDEO TAPES & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping, weddings, twenty firsts, special occasions, ph 03 338-1655

Phone Colleen 03 260 0863 or 027 387 4344

6 Cable St, Sockburn P 943 6525 F 943 6527


Entertainment News & Advertising

UPHOLSTERER Dining Chairs, Lounge suites, Caravan Squabs etc. recovered. Free Quotes. Phone Graeme 383-1448

Need a piece of steel for your trailer or small repair job at home or maybe some Re-Bar but don’t want to buy a full 6 or 8 meter length? TRY Mon-Fri 8-4.30 | Sat 8-12pm

Ph: 03 379 1100 Eat

Friday 17th April - Wednesday 22nd April WOMAN IN GOLD (M) SPONGEBOB MOVIE 2 (PG) HOME (PG) CHARLES LUNEY (exempt) INFINITELY POLAR BEAR (M)



copies delivered into homes and outlets! conTAcT

Juliet dickson ddi 03 364 7409 Mob 021 688 159 Wanted To Buy

A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph 022 0891 671

TOOLS Garden, garage, woodworking, mechanical, engineering, sawbenches, lathes, cash buyer, ph 355-2045

RECORDS and TURNTABLES WANTED, 7” eps, lps, any amount rock, pop, blues, jazz etc. Top prices paid. PennyLane 430 Colombo St Sydenham 7 days ph 366 7410


MulTi AwArd winning publiShing coMpAny

Wanted To Buy

GOOD PRICES paid for estate lots, antiques and good quality furniture, Ph Rick 347 4493 or 021 376 883

The Style magazine package gets your message into



cherylyn Macilquham ddi 03 364 7494 Mob 021 914 428



Phone for further details

(03) 379 1100















17 Carmen Rd ph 349 9026 Members, guests & affiliates welcome


Monday April 20 2015

Seniors 2 course lunc

Kids 2-course special $ 50

We are open for BREAKFAST!


From 6.30am daily

h deal


We are family friendly. Great Kids menu plus designated play area.

Special available ch only Mon - Sat 12pm -lun 2.30pm


Racecourse Hotel

118 Racecourse Rd, Ph 342 7150 RESTAURANT & CAFÉ

We've got






s B . y n ’ Jo h n at


18 GAMING MACHINES Dj’s | Dancing | Good Time

SNAFU NITE CLUB Fri/Sat from 9.30pm



Johnny.B’s at SNAFU, 7 Chalmers St, Hornby Ph

21 for


5pm - 8pm



Monday - Friday

344 5858



Phone 355 0218

305 Cranford Street



Buffet Lunch & Dinner

All you can eat, 7 days


Friday 6.30pm 24th April


Sunday 1pm 26th April

Down to Earth Country







Sunday 3 May, 1pm












Monday 4th May


FUNCTIONS - BOOK YOUR PARTY WITH US! excellent FOOD excellent service

phone 388 3649


phone 388 9138

cnr New Brighton Rd & Bower Ave, New Brighton






(Mains menu only. No vouchers accepted)


Open daily from 6.30am - late BREAKFAST - LUNCH - DINNER



OUR GREAT Café by day TRY DINNER MENU bar & RESTAURANT by night Happy Hour

5pm - 7pm, daily

normal price lunch & dinner available this April

Phone 385 8880 Bookings Essential PH 386-0088







Monday April 20 2015






99 kg


Fresh NZ Beef Sirloin Steak

Loose Pacific Rose Apples

2 for


$ 50 Molenberg Bread 700g




Alpine Mild/Colby/Edam Cheese 1kg


$ 70 pack

Yoplait Yoghurt 6 Pack


$ 79 each Cadbury Chocolate Block 190-220g (Excludes Bubbly/Mousse)





Speight’s Gold Medal Ale/ Summit 12 x 330ml Bottles




Lindauer 750ml

(Excludes Special Reserve)




Sealord Hoki/Sauced Fillets 450-480g


$ 00 each

L&P Soft Drink 1.5L

We are open from 1pm. Prices apply from Monday 20th April to Sunday 26th April 2015, or while stocks last. Trade not supplied. We reserve the right to limit quantities. All limits specified apply per customer per day. All prepared meals are serving suggestions only. Props not included. Certain products may not be available in all stores. Proprietary brands not for resale.

Find us online at and FCSV2004

FreshChoice Barrington 256 Barrington Street, Christchurch. Phone 332 6364.

Open 7am-11pm, 7 days.

Open from 1pm on Anzac Day 25th April.

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