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Child porn claim in cellphone scam By Andrew King

“Knowing he spent the last 10 seconds of his life with fear on his face” haunts the wife of port worker Brad Fletcher.

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ANDROID PHONE users are being targeted by scammers who accuse them of watching child pornography and illegally downloading other material. The scammers pose as police, and also say the country’s security organisations the SIS and GCSB will take action against them if a $200 fine is not paid. A number of Christchurch people have been hit this week, including a woman on Tuesday who reported the matter to the Papanui police. The scammers claim the phone user has opened objectionable files, including child pornography. The first three names of people in their contact directories will be contacted to be used as witnesses in any future court case. Internet experts say the scammers have managed to infect websites that could be regarded as being on the fringe. When those sites are opened by an Android user they inherit the scam. The scam is called Ransomware, the most problematic form of malware – or malicious software – to emerge over the past two years. NetSafe digital project manager Chris Halls said scammers using the GCSB, SIS and police as threats have been a regular occurrence since June. • Turn to page 2

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Child porn claim in cellphone scam • From page 1 He said that while browsing around adult and movie streaming websites, they can sometimes prompt you to download a video player to watch the material and that’s how the virus gets in. “The device will be taken over by a virus-style infection and the screen will show a warning that encourages you to pay a $200 fine via the Ukash or Paysafe voucher network,” said Mr Halls. The woman who took her phone into the Papanui Police Station had received a message saying she had been watching child pornography and the police had blocked her phone. The scammers asked for $200. Sergeant Brendon Strieker of the Papanui police said people should be careful about what they downloaded because of these type of scams.

passionate group of artists and entrepreneurs from the February 2011 earthquake over a four-year period. Among them, Coralie Winn and Ryan Reynolds of GapFiller, street artist Wongi Wilson and his wife Emma, entrepreneurs Sam Crofsky (C1 café) and Johnny Moore (Smash Palace) and artist Peter Majendie who created the 185 empty chairs memorial. “Their stories reveal the power of the human spirit. What they have achieved in post-quake

Christchurch is really quite remarkable,” Mr Young said. “They responded quickly and creatively to the earthquakes – bringing life back to the ruins of the central city by creating welcoming places for people to be. “It’s work that is attracting the attention of urban designers around the world – some of whom feature in the documentary. They describe the creative recovery as ‘pioneering’ and ‘powerful’. ” NZIFF director Bill Gosden says

the festival is delighted to be able to include The Art of Recovery in its programme. “We couldn’t be more pleased that our first NZIFF world premiere at the Isaac Theatre Royal celebrates the creative activity that’s burgeoned all around it,” said Mr Gosden. • NZIFF Christchurch runs from today to August 23. • For more information visit http://www.nziff.co.nz/2015/ christchurch/

City man witness to surfer’s shark attack By Kyle Knowles MICK FANNING’S close encounter with a great white shark has a Christchurch connection. Veteran surfer Iain ‘Ratso’ Buchanan, was only 50m away, in the judging tower in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, last month. Buchanan is from Christchurch and grew up surfing at Waimairi beach. Speaking to The Star yesterday, the head priority judge on the World Surf League, saw the attack unfold. “I pretty much just saw what you saw on TV, the tail came up behind him and it was pretty obvious what it was straight away. It was pretty surreal watching it, thinking the worst was going to happen.” Fanning was sitting in the water waiting for the start of the final in the J-Bay Open when the shark appeared. He fended off the shark with his board as it bit through his leg rope. He escaped without a scratch. Buchanan spoke to Fanning later that night about the attack at a party for the surfers, staff and crew. “He just expressed how bloody lucky he was and how he was just thanking his lucky stars. He

CLOSE: The moment a great white shark attacked Mick Fanning. seemed to be handling it okay but said he’d be having some nightmares.” Just days before the close call with Fanning, Buchanan was shark diving off the South African coast. He said within two minutes of putting bait in the water there were great whites circling. Buchanan said the captain of the boat was telling him sharks were intelligent creatures and would investigate something in the water, like a surfer. He said the sharks would sit just below the surface of the water and if you were sitting on a surfboard in the water you

WITNESS: Iain Buchanan, who saw Fanning’s shark attack from 50m away. PHOTO: WSL / KELLY CESTARI wouldn’t be able to spot them. Buchanan is a five-time New Zealand surfing champion and an ASP world grandmasters champion.

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Smelly robber may be caught on camera By Tom Doudney

POLICE WILL know next week whether a smelly robber has been caught on camera. City council camera footage of a man fitting the description given by a woman robbed in her driveway last week has been viewed by police. The woman had her bag stolen by a man who she said “smelled like faeces” while loading her car in her Memorial Ave driveway on Thursday morning, last week. She is yet to view the footage to identify if it is the same man – and now there is a catch. There is a chance that it may HAPPY TIMES: Brad and Anita Fletcher. Right: A statement given to media by the Fletcher family.

Wife tells of grief By Gabrielle Stuart

“KNOWING HE spent the last 10 seconds of his life with fear on his face,” still haunts the wife of killed port worker Brad Fletcher. Anita Fletcher sobbed as she read out her victim impact statement yesterday at the district court, during the sentencing of the Lyttelton Port Company over her husband’s death. The port company was fined $63,000, and ordered to pay the family of Mr Fletcher $75,000 in reparation. Mr Fletcher was killed in August last year, after the scissor lift he was working on toppled. Anita Fletcher told the court yesterday that Mr Fletcher had been an amazing partner for 21 years, and father to her sons Kadin, Cody, and Zavian. They were married for 13 years. “He was a loving, sympathetic and caring husband and dad.” She said the day he died had started as just a normal day. She texted Mr Fletcher in the morning, saying she hoped he would have a good day. Mr Fletcher replied, saying it was never a good day without her. It was the last text she received from her husband.

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“We were happy. We had a future, and dreams of being grandparents and growing old together,” she said. Since the accident, she said every day had been hell. She had suicidal thoughts, struggled to sleep, and had not been able to return to work since the accident. “I am now afraid of the future,” she said. But her tears dried and her voice became angry as she addressed the port company directly. “I ask the Lyttelton Port Company to make a commitment to never let this happen again,” she said. WorkSafe New Zealand prosecutor DeAnne Brabant read out a victim impact statement from Mr Fletcher’s colleague, Joel Aylward. They were working together on the scissor lift before it failed. Mr Aylward described locking eyes with Mr Fletcher as he fell to his death. He then described finding his friend’s body on the ground, and not knowing what to do. “The hardest thing I had to do was look into Brad’s wife’s eyes and tell her I did not perform first aid,” he said in the statement. The experience left Mr Aylward

with post traumatic stress disorder and sleeping problems. Mr Fletcher’s mother, Barbara Fletcher, sobbed as she listened, and read her own statement. She said her son’s death had made her an angry person. “He always said, mum, I will always look after you. Who’s going to do that now?” The court also heard that Anita Fletcher did not want to accept money from the port company. But Judge John Strettell said he would like the money to be paid to her anyway, so she could decide how it would be used. Outside the court, Lyttelton Port Company chairman Trevor Burt said the business was responsible for Mr Fletcher’s death. “Our thoughts are with Anita and the children – Kadin, Cody and Zavian, and with Brad’s parents – Lloyd and Barbara, and extended family,” he said. He said the port company had implemented changes. The scissor lift which Mr Fletcher was working on was found to have toppled because there was a build up of coal dust inside the mechanism. That meant one of the legs did not extend, leaving it unstable.

have been accidentally deleted. Detective Mike Scott said the footage was usually saved for two to three months but a fault in the system meant it was occasionally lost after only a few days. The man in the footage was seen near the intersection of Memorial Ave and Ilam Rd, within a block of the woman’s home, last week. The robbery happened at 5.45am when the woman was grabbed from behind by the man who first demanded cash before running off with her bag. The bag contained morphine and clothing.

Bus priority measures BUS PRIORITY measures on Riccarton Rd from the Deans Ave intersection to central Riccarton have been given the green light. The city council’s infrastructure, transport and environment committee yesterday approved the changes. Cr Phil Clearwater expects construction to start in late January or February next year. “The first stage will be installing traffic signals at the Deans Ave/Riccarton Ave/Riccarton Rd roundabout,” he said. After considering mostly supportive feedback in the 232 submissions, the committee approved the recommended measures along three sections of Riccarton Rd: • Deans Ave/Riccarton Ave/Riccarton Rd intersection • Riccarton Rd from the Deans Ave intersection to the Clarence St/Straven Rd intersection • Clarence St intersection to Matipo St Among the extensive measures are: Deans Ave/Riccarton Ave/Riccarton Rd intersection

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Raybon Kan Friday, 8.30-10pm Comedy for all ages. Awardwinning comedian Raybon Kan vents his indignant, confessional stand-up comedy in Lyttelton’s iconic, intimate Wunderbar. Wunderbar, 19 London St, Lyttelton. Tickets $24

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THERE MAY be nowhere to escape the rough weather predicted for the weekend. So if you still want to get out and about you might as well go to a place which thrives in the cold. Staveley, west of Methven, is the perfect getaway for the ice skaters. When the temperature plummets in Staveley, the sunnies are thrown away, and the sunscreen chucked in the bin. Meanwhile, ice skates are sharpened, and pirouettes are perfected. A 1hr 30min drive from the city centre will take you to the highs, (6 deg C) and lows, (0 deg C) of Staveley this weekend; just in time for the opening of Staveley Ice Rink. Situated at the foot of Mt Somers, the ice rink is only around for a short period of time each year – because it’s actually a lake for the other part of the year. The ice rink is at 294 Flynns Rd, and it’s open from 1-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, along with a late night session on Sunday.

Your Weekend Halswell Community Centre, corner of Halswell Junction and Halswell Rds. Tickets are $10, phone Kate 02 237 63959

LEGO Mindstorms Beginners Workshop Friday, 4-6pm This class is a fun introduction to designing, building, and programming Lego Mindstorms robots. This includes a basic robot build, learning about different sensors and motors, and how to programme them to complete a challenge. Imagination Station, 113 Worcester St. Tickets are $20 Christchurch Food Trucks Friday, 4-9pm The Christchurch Food Trucks are back! We’re pleased to be able to continue this popular initiative that was piloted by the city council over summer, by hosting them once a month at The Commons. The Commons, corner of Kilmore and Durham Sts, free entry The New Zealand International Film Festival Dates and times vary The NZIFF returns to Christchurch in style, showing brand new, awesome films for the whole family. Venues and tickets available online at http://www.nziff. co.nz/2015/christchurch/

IT’S BACK!: The New Zealand International Film Festival returns this weekend, at venues around the city. If you’ve never seen us drum Disney on Ice –Dare to Dream before, you are missing out! For those of you who have, you There will be seven shows over haven’t really seen us until you the weekend check this out. We will bring you The magical show that is a night of excitement, energy, and Disney On Ice presents Dare to noise. Dream opened in New Zealand The Aurora Centre, Burnside last month and takes audiences High School. Tickets $10 on a spectacular journey featuring all your favourite Disney Halswell Winter Dance characters. Saturday, 7.30-9.30pm Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton It will be a great night out for Drive. Tickets range from $26.50 all ages, including families. Prizes to $77.50 for best winter costume, best limbo and best dance moves. Takumi Annual Drum Frozen giveaways. Light refreshConcert ments included. Saturday, 7-9pm

NZIFF – Animation for Kids Saturday, from 11am Animation is uniquely capable of creating worlds of almost boundless originality and creativity, each with its own perfectly imagined rules and logic – just like kids really. This programme is bookended by two stunning examples of this. Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St. Tickets start from $11.50 Ice Hockey: Canterbury Red Devils v Dunedin Thunder Saturday and Sunday, 4.30-7pm The Red Devils have celebrated winning the National League Championship for the third year in succession which is a national record. Come support and cheer on the Red Devils where they will take on the Dunedin Thunder in what is bound to be an epic battle. Alpine Ice, 495 Brougham St. $12 for children, $17 for adults


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Markets Boulevard Arts Market: Every day, 9am-5pm, Worcester Boulevard. Re:Start Market: Every Friday to Sunday, 10am-4pm, Cashel St. Hazed in the Square: Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am4pm, Cathedral Square. Kaiapoi Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 9am-noon, Morgan Williams Reserve, Charles St. Riccarton Bush: Every Saturday, 9am-1pm, Kahu Rd. Mt Pleasant: Every Saturday, 9.30am-12.30pm, off McCormacks Bay Rd. New Brighton Seaside Market: Every Saturday, 10am2pm, Brighton Mall. Lyttelton: Every Saturday, 10am-1pm, London St. Riccarton: Every Sunday, 9am-2pm, Riccarton Park. Opawa Farmers’ Market: Every Sunday, 9am-noon, Fifield Tce. Downtown Farmers Market: Every Sunday, 9.30am-2.30pm, The Commons, Kilmore St. Artisan Market: Every Sunday, 10am-2pm, Kahu Rd.

Mid-winter Christmas at Twiggers Saturday, from 6.30pm Get your group together for a fun night out and dance the night away to The Great Pretenders while enjoy a mid-winter Christmas buffet at Twiggers. Addington Raceway. $56 pp Mums’ Market Saturday, 10am-2pm We’ll have pre-owned toys, books, clothes, kitchenware and other useful bits and pieces at bargain prices. Every first Saturday of the month. If the weather is unfavourable, we will postpone until the second Saturday of the month. Email Mei Staples at ferrybbq@ gmail.com to book a stall or phone 377 8853 Ferry Rd BBQ & Cafe, 130 Ferry Rd. Free entry Stop Motion Animation Movies - with LEGO Sunday, 1-3pm In this course you will learn

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Our People Simon Olliver 51-year-old knocks off Last month, Christchurch business consultant Simon Olliver became the oldest New Zealander to swim the English Channel. Andrew Voerman talked to the 51-year-old about what it takes, why he took it on, and how he takes care of business while at sea So, Simon, congratulations on making the crossing. What on earth made you decide to do this? Well, I’d booked to do the channel around 2003, then I had an accident while mountain biking, and had to have a couple of operations on my shoulder – reconstructive surgery – which took two or three years to recover from. I had another year after that until I was sufficiently mobile enough to get back in the pool, and then I started doing the Ocean Swim Series here. I’d been targeting to do a swim from Perth to Rottnest Island (off the coast of Western Australia) – which is a 20km swim – I had targeted that for 2013 so I was pretty much building my way up to that. After I completed the Rottnest swim, I thought I’d like to go back and give the channel a go, so it was all sorts of small steps, not wanting to book out lots of swims then find that my body can’t really cope with it, because I’m 51 now, so it’s quite a hard ask for me. So when did you go ahead and book the channel? That would have been early 2013. I contacted a couple of pilots that some good friends of mine had used in the past. What I was looking for was to always target 2015 because I had the Cook Strait already lined up for 2014, and because coming from overseas, I really wanted to have the No 1 slot in my window for the channel, which basically means I’d be the first one off. I wanted to go as early as I could because it meant

there was less of a gap from our season into the UK season – I stopped swimming outdoors around the end of May here, when the temperatures got down to 10 deg C, so it meant I was out of the sea for four weeks before I went across to Dover, a week before I did the swim. So tell me, what does a pilot do? He provides a boat for you to swim off, and he basically decides when you go. He needs to know how fast you swim, and whether you have any issues, whether you get sea sick, or whatever they might be, and once he knows what speed you go, whether that’s 3km/h or 4km/h, that type of thing. He’ll know what the weather’s like, how the tides are, and how they work; so you’re basically utilising his experience around that. He chose to go at 5am on the Thursday morning, July 9, and he basically planned out my route. How does the route work? When you swim across, you’re effectively getting two tides – so the majority of swimmers will swim out from the

beach, and you’ll get the incoming tide that pushes you up the channel, and then as you get across, you’ll get the tide that pushes you down – this is the traditional route; I haven’t seen any other way – and hopefully when you’re pushed down you’ll come back into Cap Gris Nez in France, so that’s basically what you’re targeting for with the tides. One of the things that you’re never really too sure is how swift the tide’s going to be on the day. My pilot made the decision that we weren’t going to target that back swing, but wait for it to come back the other way again. Besides the pilot, who else was out in the ocean with you?

My wife and daughter were there – I needed to take a crew along, and there was also an observer there, from the Channel Swimming Association who makes sure you follow all the rules, and part of his responsibility is to make sure it’s safe. What are the dangers when doing something like this? One of the biggest risks is hypothermia. The crew’s responsibility is to monitor your health as well, to take care of your feeding regime, and to provide moral support and enthusiasm. What was your feeding regime? It’s all very personal. Everybody has their own best feeding regime. I fed every half hour, where I stopped and treaded water, and my crew threw a bottle attached to a rope across to me, which I fed on. I drink a carb-protein combination and I was drinking about 300ml every half hour of that, and that’s something I’ve decided through my experience that’s best for me. And I take it, what goes in must come out? Yes, it does. Depending on the water temperature – it

can be quite hard, so I try to go to the toilet every time I feed, but it doesn’t always happen. It’s one of the things that a lot of swimmers do talk about jokingly, because it’s something you’ve got to do because you’re taking on fluids – some people have difficulty, some don’t – the colder it is, the harder it is to get going. How do you start a swim like this? Well, you go to the marina, you hop on the boat, the boat goes out of the harbour, you go around to a beach next to the harbour wall and then you just climb off the back of the boat – some people might dive, but I just climbed down the ladder – you swim to the beach, then you’ve got to get clear of the water. The rules are that there’s got to be no water behind you, that’s the official term. Then the observer basically toots the boat’s horn, says the stopwatch is started, and then you just walk in and away you go. What’s it like being out in the open sea? It definitely feels different, because you get the swells – I can’t really describe it, you just feel that it’s deep, that it’s a long way down. It’s different to swimming off a beach, because once you get out in the open water; you’ve got this rolling swell going through. There’s a very good place in Christchurch to feel that difference is to swim off Corsair Bay, and then to swim off Taylors Mistake, it’s open sea, very deep water and you get that sort of feeling. What is the mental challenge like?

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CATCH ANDREW VOERMAN 7.40am friday Catch Simon on Monday at 8.05am on starlive.kiwi, or later on demand PATH: This map shows the 45km route Simon took, from near Dover in England to near Calais in France, in a time of 11hr 8min. Below: Simon during his swim, with a boat for company. I tend to sort of hum one or two lines of a song – I can never remember what they are but I’ve usually got something going through my head – and the other thing I do is think about my stroke, to make sure that I’m not losing momentum and rhythm. The other thing I spend a lot of time doing is looking at the side of the boat, so I’m actually looking at what the crew’s doing, thinking when’s my next feed, because you’re not only looking for replenishment, but you actually know that that’s another half hour that’s gone. You just need to be aware of what’s around you and you’ve got to be alert because there’s a lot of jellyfish, for instance, I was going through. You don’t have much time to look at anything else, because you’ve just got to focus. It was a great day – I actually had really good weather – that helps a lot with the warmth – the ocean was about 14 deg C. We started at sunrise pretty much

– just after 5 o’clock, and it was sunny all day. How did it end? It varies a lot – a lot of people do aim for Cap Gris Nez, which is rocky. My pilot said basically, we’re never aiming for that because he knew that the tide would be quite strong on the French side, and he knew that it would push us beyond it. I ended up on a beach that was sort of coarse sand, about 100m wide, and there was about 20m of beach inland before there was a cliff. I climbed out, and cleared the water, to finish the race as per the rules, then I had to hop back in and swim out to the boat. When you finished, what was going through your head? I was elated that I managed to do it – it’s something that had been on my list a long time ago and I didn’t get there (the first time) and I just thought ‘fantastic, that’s great. I’ve done it, and it wasn’t insurmountable’ – relief, that was the thing.

They call it the Everest of marathon swimming, because it’s the one everyone wants on their CV as such, as I think there’s a lot on actually achieving it, even though it’s not one of the most difficult ones, it’s still the one that has the most pressure around delivery.

So, now that you’ve knocked the bastard off, what’s next? The Catalina Channel – that’s the next big swim I’m targeting and I’m hoping to do that in the middle of next year – they don’t take bookings until November. That’s also 32km – the same length as the channel – to Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. That’s a well recognised one, probably number two in the most popular stakes after the English Channel. Do you notice your age having an effect on you? I certainly have – my recovery time is certainly a lot slower than if I was younger. I do feel that and I do struggle to recover – it’s just the length of time for the recovery, and I notice that when getting back in the pool with some of my younger colleagues. Outside of swimming, what do you do for a living? I’m an accountant by trade; I basically do a business consultancy around processes and financial systems.

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A CHRISTCHURCH mortgage broker is involved in High Court action to stop restraint of trade restrictions being put on him. James Heath is one of seven former Mike Pero Mortgages’ franchisees who have taken High Court action over restraint-of-trade obligations that stop them competing with the brokerage business for two years. The former franchisees of New Zealand’s largest chain of mortgage brokers are seeking a declaration that the restraint-of-trade terms they signed up to can’t be enforced, the New Zealand Herald reported. Mike Pero (New Zealand), franchisor of the mortgage business, has since got interim court orders against the seven franchisees preventing them competing with the firm as mortgage brokers. The company is owned by Australia’s Liberty Financial. Founder Mike Pero no longer has any part in the business. Details of the bust-up emerged this week in the Auckland High Court, where the company applied for those orders to continue against Mr Heath. Mr Heath was a Mike Pero franchisee in Christchurch for 15 years. But he advised the franchisor earlier this year he would not be renewing his franchise agreement and was in the group that in April filed proceedings. The company says it would be harmed if the interim orders weren’t continued and eight of its other franchisees in Canterbury deserved protection. Mr Heath’s lawyer Paul Sills said there was no justification for the two-year non-compete period. He proposed a period of three months. Justice Simon Moore reserved his decision.

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New report confirms city’s The city’s waterways are suffering under the burden of the rebuild and shattered underground infrastructure. The city council has released its first comprehensive report on their health, including the most contaminated sites. Shelley Robinson reports THE CITY’S filthiest waterways have been revealed, with most sites showing increased bacterial contamination over the past year. The earthquakes have poured some eight billion litres of untreated waste water, including raw sewage, into the city’s waterways due to cracked underground infrastructure from the earthquakes. Now a city council report has shown the impact. The Surface Water Quality Monitoring Report for Christchurch City Waterways January to December 2014, said the worst sites for water quality were Linwood Canal, which runs along Linwood Ave, and Haytons Stream Retention Basin, near Wigram. The best site was Otukaikino Creek at Omaka Scout Camp near Harewood. The report, however, said this was because the site was not tested during autumn and winter. Cashmere Stream, Styx River and Smacks Creek, near Gardiners Rd, tied for second place. Testing was conducted at 44 sites

TESTING TIMES: City council water ecologist Dr Belinda Margetts co-authored a comprehensive analysis of pollution in urban waterways. Inset: Professor Bryan Jenkins across the city from January to December last year. The city is divided into five waterway catchments – Halswell, Heathcote, Avon, Styx and Otukaikino River catchments. The Heathcote has the dubious honour of not only being home to the two worst sites but also the most contaminated catchment overall, said the report. The Styx River catchment is second worst, with the Avon River

third. The Otukaikino catchment, which runs through The Groynes, had the best water quality. Expert commentators say the report has confirmed that tidal inundation from the sea is occurring post earthquakes with the Avon River mouth showing more evidence of saltwater. Computer modelling by the city council, released last month, showed that 17,819 properties

could be vulnerable to coastal inundation if sea level rises by a metre in the next century. The city council is looking at a $430m tidal barrier, which could span across the mouth between Redcliffs and Southshore, to reduce flooding during tidal and storm surges. Canterbury University strategic water management Professor Bryan Jenkins said the report confirmed seawater inundation, with a

25 per cent increase in “conductivity” at the Avon River mouth, according to the report. “The increase in conductivity at the mouth of the Avon certainly indicates an increase in tidal inundation. This means more saltwater is coming into the river . . . there have been concerns about tidal flooding and water quality and this is confirmation that it is happening,” he said. Prof Jenkins said the Avon had dropped half a metre since the earthquakes. Conductivity is a measure of how well water conducts electrical current. Pure water has very low conductivity, said the report. Of concern, is the high number of sites showed indicators of faecal contamination – most at unsafe levels. Filth from sewers and stormwater overflows has poured into the city waterways since the earthquakes cracked and destroyed underground infrastructure. Escherichia-coli [E. coli], which shows the presence of pathogens, levels failed to meet Environment Canterbury guidelines at all but 11 sites, said the report. E. coli was particularly bad at Dudley Creek, Kaputone Creek at Blakes Rd and the same again at Belfast Rd. Report author city council water ecologist Dr Belinda Margetts said this could cause humans to get sick, if they swim in the waterways.

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waterways in bad state “It is not a definite that human would get sick, but as a precaution, swimming is not recommended,” she said. Prof Jenkins said dogs would “probably survive” it they drank from the waterways. “Effectively across the board there has been an increase of bacterial contamination across the board,” he said. “It is expected that would be the case because of the sewage and stormwater overflows and piped damage [from the earthquakes],” he said. The forecast for urban waterways is bleak, with experts predicting years of sewage overflows because the city council does not have enough money to fix the infrastructure. The city council said last year it did not have enough money to repair the leaky infrastructure. It said it needed at least an extra $400m to get the job done. As part of the cost sharing agreement, the city council and Crown share responsibility for funding the horizontal infrastructure repair. The Crown agreed to contribute $1.8 billion and the city council $1.14 billion. A review of the funding needed by Auckland civil engineer Elena Trout, released this year, trounced the city council’s hopes of securing more money. The city council said it would

FILTHY: Linwood Canal, which runs alongside Linwood Ave is tied for the filthiest site in the city, with high levels of contaminants harmful to fish and insects. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN cost $3.2 billion to restore all the infrastructure, but Ms Trout’s report said it would cost $2.9 billion, $348 million less. Prof Jenkins said the future looked grim for future sewage overflow. “If you look at what is projected in the future, even if the pipes are fixed, there will be sewer overflow at a rate more than what is considered okay for urban areas, he said. The rebuild was partially to blame for the high level of contaminants in waterways such as copper and zinc, said Dr Margetts. Higher concentrations of zinc were found in both the Avon and Heathcote catchments, with a 126

per cent increase of zinc, at the Curletts Rd Stream. Copper and zinc come from roofing and cladding materials sweep into the stormwater system and into the waterways, said Dr Margetts. “Most of these contaminants enter the waterways in stormwater. Sediment smothers habitat and food for animals living in the waterways, and gets into the stormwater due to poor sediment control at building and roading sites.” The troublesome duo of nitrogen and phosphorus, which can cause algal blooms potentially harmful to animal and human health, come primarily from fertilisers, soil and

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animal waste, said Dr Margettts. She said new city council research showed both these contaminants are entering streams via springs, due to contaminated groundwater from land use in the catchment. Nitrates were found at most sites, particularly at Heathcote River at Templetons Rd, and Curletts Rd Stream, upstream of Heathcote River, said the report. Although the earthquakes have had an impact, Dr Margetts said the city’s waterways were “typical” of those around the world. “Our waterways are typical of that seen in urban areas elsewhere in New Zealand and internationally – this is referred to as the Urban Stream Syndrome,” said Dr Margetts. Prof Jenkins said one way to improve the bleak future of waterways was to incorporate a wetland at the residential red zone, which could treat sewage overflows. “That is the best opportunity we have, along with stormwater improvements,” he said. Dr Margetts wrote in her report with the decrease of rebuild activities, earthworks and dewatering plus the repair of the wastewater network should see an improvement. She said better practices around stormwater treatment and redirection of trade waste, including vehicle washdown, to the sewer instead

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Take up the challenge and get fit for summer SUMMER IS coming lads and lasses … time to get those beach bodies ready. That’s right! Get off the couch … drop down and give me 20 … let’s get those abs crunching, shed those wintry fat rolls, ready for the all-too-revealing swimwear to come out. Need a little extra motivation after the big hibernation? Did that extra slice of pizza from last night take up residence on your hips? Maybe you should try a sixweek bikini body challenge, or a 30-day squat challenge. Gave that up on day three? Perhaps you could try the ab challenge, with the LBD (Little Black Dress) challenge on the side? Yes. There is such a thing as a LBD challenge. What it hopes to achieve, I do not know. You could also put yourself on a protein-shake diet. Vanilla milkshakes! Every day! Breakfast, lunch and dinner . . . woohoo!! If that doesn’t work, you could put bright and cheery post-it notes on your laptop. “Thirty sit ups!” (Smiley face) “Prone hold.” Still struggling? I know! You could reward yourself with little treats after a workout, like chocolate. It seems to work for dogs. (The treats I mean. Not the chocolate. That poisons them apparently.) At the end of it all, you’ll look just like the pictures. You know, the ones on your computer. The mother who lost 30 pounds

PASSION: Simon Weeks and Kat Gareau, both passionate cyclists, are working to get bicycles to some of the poorest people in Madagascar.

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Why not find something you actually enjoy doing? Take the dog for a walk, at night, in a forest full of glowing-eyed possums . . . now that will get your heart pumping! Go for a mountain bike ride on the Port Hills and watch the sun rise. Run down the beach in the pouring rain until your hair sticks to your face, your clothing goes awkwardly transparent and you just don’t care anymore. Sign up for a team sport. Learn to surf . . . take a kickboxing class . . . try Zumba with a friend. Please, just find something you enjoy. Learn to love it. The beach body can wait. If none of the above work for you, kiss someone. Two calories per smooch, they reckon. Repeat that 126.5 times (the last is just a peck on the cheek) and you’ve burnt off a Big Mac. Now that’s what I’m talking about! -Emma-Jane McLennan, emmajane@dailyfix.kiwi

LOGISTICS manager Simon Weeks specialises in getting things organised and transported – but his latest project is a logistical nightmare even for an expert. He hopes to collect 400 bicycles in Christchurch and transport them more than 11,000km – to Madagascar. There they will be used to help people living in remote communities to access medical services or get to work or school. Mr Weeks has seen first hand the difference a bicycle can make for someone in Madagascar. He spent a year there working with a charity, Transaid, to get medical supplies to some of the most remote parts of the country. Health workers there sometimes walk all day to get to a sick patient, he said. “Give that person a bike and they can travel three times the distance and treat three times as many people.” Mr Weeks said he was still passionate about helping the people of Madagascar. The initiative was sparked by a conversation with his partner, Kat Gareau, and was a way he could continue to help people there while in New Zealand. They already have a lot of support. Charities Transaid and Ben Namibia are providing advice and co-ordination from Madagascar.

SB Global Logistics is helping to store and freight the bicycles, while Christchurch group ICEcycles will help to collect and sort them. And Hamburg Sud has donated a shipping container, worth about $3000, which will be used to transport the bikes and then converted, once in Madagascar, into a bike shop. Several local people in Madagascar would be trained to run the shop and taught how to repair the bikes, Mr Weeks said. “If no one is trained to repair them or has the money for the spare parts, then six months later they are all left broken on the side of the road,” he said. Some of the bikes will be given for free to health workers or other people who need them. The rest will be sold very cheaply, but the money brought in through the sales will make it possible for workers at the shop to buy new parts and keep it running. “It’s all about making it sustainable, so when we walk away they can keep it going,” Mr Weeks said. A bike collection day will be held from 9am-5pm on Saturday next week, at SB Global Logistics on Syd Bradley Rd. They will accept any adult mountain bikes in reasonable condition, or any mountain bike parts. Road bikes can’t be used, because many of the roads in Madagascar are too rough for them.

Today in history Famous dates

•1573 – Francis Drake’s fleet returns to Plymouth after a year spent raiding for Spanish treasure •1782 – George Washington first creates Purple Heart medal (original name Badge of Military Merit) as commander of the Continental Army •1908 – The first train to travel the length of the North

Island’s main trunk line, leaves Wellington •1914 – German army occupies city of Liege, Belgium •1914 – Lord Kitchener says “Your country needs you” poster spreads over United Kingdom •1940 – Churchill recognises De Gaulle government in exile •1942 – Dutch resistance bombs Rotterdam railway •1944 – German counter attack

at Avranches fails •1947 – Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef •1956 – British government sends three aircraft carriers to Egypt •1963 – Jacqueline Kennedy becomes first United States First Lady to give birth (Patrick Kennedy) since Mrs Cleveland •1970 – Christine Perfect

(McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac •1971 – Apollo 15 returns to Earth •1981 – The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication. •1990 – Desert Shield begins – US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia •2012 – Heavy rain forces 20,000 people to flee their homes in Manila, Phillipines

Famous birthdays

•1876 – Mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (World War 1) •1942 – B J Thomas, American musician •1948 – Greg Chappell, Australian cricketer •1960 – David Duchovny, American actor •1963 – Patrick Kennedy, son of President Kennedy (lives only three days)


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Our dietitians advise on general nutritional health, special dietary needs, menu planning and food storage, and can sort food facts from fiction for you! If is ageing is making life hard, you don’t have to struggle alone. Therapy Professionals can help. It’s easy - just call us on 377 5280 and we will come to you. Visit our website for more info www.therapyprofessionals.co.nz. of assistive products and unbiased information about them. They will show you how to choose a walker or walking stick that is the correct height, provide information about both their services and other resources available for community, disability and health organisations. They can tailor make presentations to suit a particular group. If you are interested in booking a free visit, or would like more information, visit www.aspirecanterbury.org.nz, or contact us on phone 03 366 6189 or email manager@aspirecanterbury.org.nz.

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Tired of that dripping tap?Brassed off with those sticking doors and windows?Sick of looking at that broken gate & fence?Annoyed with those overflowing gutters?Help is at hand!Ph John on 021 149 0986 for an obligation free quote to ease your mind.

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Health & Beauty CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPIST, Annette Ph 339-0972 or 027 634-8105

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PhOne 341 3888

Lost & Found

LOST

Archie

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Motoring

VAN SPARES REDCLIFFS Moncks Bay • SUPERPARTS

352 5464

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Possibly transported away by tradesman to Chch (Merivale, Sydenham, Halswell).

Put yourself in the driver’s seat

A1 TREE STUMP

Handy Person Services

Brown spotted Bengal cat, missing since Thursday 4/6 from Siena Place, Mandeville/Ohoka.

Finance

Gardening & Supplies

A GARDEN PROFESSIONAL NEEDED? Qualified Horticulturist, offering expert pruning, lawn & general garden care, garden makeovers & landscaping, for free quotes call Bryce 027 6888196 or 0508 242-733 Dry chicken manure. Bagged $5, Ph 3387336 or 0272218786 VEGETATION Management Services, lawns mowed, trees pruned & removed, hedges trimmed, gutters cleaned, full insurance, obligation free quotes, ph Dave 027 358-5673

Ph Justin 021 221 4344

Building Supplies

WINDOWS & DOORS

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Desexed, microchipped, blue collar (may have come off), timid. Much loved pet. $1000 reward for return, no questions asked. Please help us find him! Call or text 021 372 558

FEMALE travel partner, for both near and far travel, wanted by male.My shout. Phone 3583624 GENTLEMAN, charming, generous and very personable, seeks single, stylish, slim lady friend, with no dependants for company. outings and pleasant times. Txt 02765944 SPEED Dating, Aug 17: 47-58yrs, Aug 18: 28-42yrs Call Jane 0211005771, www. mainlanddating.co.nz

Lost & Found

To Let

CAT Lost black & white, 21 yrs old, microchipped & desexed, very frail, lost from Linkwater Way, Parklands, any information greatfully received, ph 383 0150 or 021 034 6876

LINWOOD 2 bedroom unit, with new heat pump & insulation, lockable single garage, $295 pw, view 2/546 Worcester St, Sat 3pm to 3.30pm, or ph 027 220 2982

Lovely sunny, 2 bedroom fully furnished house, available now, short term or long term, with Sky & Wifi incl From $495 per week

Ph 021 983 232 Public Notices


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DO YOU need short/ long term accomodation whilst your house is being repaired? We have 2 to 6 berth UK caravans available which are fully self contained with toilet, shower, hob, fridge, hot/cold water, double glazing, heater AND full insulation so you won’t freeze. We can set these up on your property, handy if you have pets or belongings to look after.

www.christchurchcaravans.co.nz

P. 379 1633 or 021 1576 188 • 166 Ferry Rd

Photography

Professional $17 Online photo $20 Restoration of old and damaged photos Scan, fix and enlarge from $20

233 Waimairi Rd, Ilam

03 357 4056 • 027 4374 113

CATHEDRAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2011 LTD

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CARAVAN RENTAL

Visit our Showroom

House lot of Double Glazed windows from $1500 (Conditions apply)

Showroom at 42 Wordsworth Street, Sydenham

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Price Family Painters Ltd Interior/Exterior Wallpapering/Painting Gib Stopping Free Quotes EQC Opt Out Fletcher Accredited Project Management

Phone: Morton 021 667 444 Email: mortonprice@xtra.co.nz www.pricefamilypainters.co.nz

HARWEL SERVICES:

we're in the homeowner's corner

George Welch and Stewart Hardy

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TOM BAKER

Mobile Mechanic

7 Days a week - Reasonable rates

03 338 8079 027 321 9275

www.tommobilemechanic.co.nz

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Trades & Services

WASHING MACHINES & ALL WHITEWARE SALES AND SERVICES

Landscaping & Driveways

Same Day Service All Work Guaranteed Free WINZ Quotes Tim Stockman

• All paving • Concreting • Lawns • Planting • Tree & Shrub Pruning • All timber work • Fences, Pergolas etc

Appliance Services Phone 388-4780

30 yrs experience For free plan & quote

NO CALL FEE

EXPERIENCED GARDENER (Kevin Garnett)

Call Brendan 338 9349 or 027 447 9707

30 Years Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

City Solid

ALL landscape work done.

* Solid Plastering * Restoration work * Match any existing finishes * EQC Repairs * Third Generation Solid Plasterer 45 yrs experience Contact deane 0274 717 237 e: deanecopley66 @gmail.com

Maintenance, pruning, tidy up, lawn work, landscape planning and planting etc.

Free Quotes Phone 348 3482

PLUMBER A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed Phone Brian 960-7673 or 021-112-3492

ConCrete & AsphALt DrivewAys We at BC Contracting Ltd specialise in concrete & asphalt driveways. • Exposed Aggregate • Colour Stamped • Plain • Asphalt All works guaranteed Over 25 years experience Call now for a free no obligation quote 03-389-9117 or 027-228-7825

PlaStererS ltd

ROOF PAINTING Rope & harness a speciality, no scaffolding required, 30 years of breathtaking experience. FREE QUOTES Exterior staining, exterior painting, moss and mould treatment and waterblasting

Phone Kevin 027 561 4629

Experts in EQC claims, insurance opt outs, and repairs, Harwel Services Ltd have the answers. "It's surprising how many people don't fully understand the claim process and still have unresolved earthquake damage," said Stewart Hardy, co-Director. "We've met a lot of homeowners who have received EQC settlement cheques and have been too scared to bank them because they dispute the assessed level of repair and settlement amount." Banking the settlement cheque does not mean you accept the claim. You are entitled to a second opinion. Master Builder and company coDirector George Welch says they strongly recommend that if anyone receives a cash settlement based only on the initial assessments carried out by the insurers/EQC, they should at the very least get the figures checked by a licensed building practitioner. "Part of our service involves going through the pricing and repair strategies and ensuring the settlement figure aligns with the work required," says George. "While we do building and repairs, an important part of what

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Trades & Services

ALUMINIUM Door and Window repairs. Good professional service at competitive prices. Call 027 418 3307 or 377-1944 ANDREWS TREE CARE Services, tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph 027 728 5688 BUILDER Alterations, renovations, fencing, decking, plastering, painting, tiling, all jobs big or small, ph Mike 021 083 16977 CARPENTER All maintenance and alterations, fences, pergolas. Trade certified. No job too small. 35 yrs exp. Ph Lindsay 03 3235534 or 021 206 4245 CARAvAN ELECTRICAL Warrants - ph 03 379 4062 CARPET LAYING New and used 35 years exp. 7 days service, Phone 027 434 0477 or 967 9551 CONCRETE CUTTING Affordable Concrete Cutting with Quality, and removal work. Free quote. No job to small. Phone 027 442-2219, Fax 359-6052 a/h 359- 4605 ELECTRICIAN Registered, electrical installation and repairs, Gorbie Electrical, ph 021 026 73375 or 03 322 4209 ELECTRICIAN Prompt & reliable registered electrician with 22 years experience for all residential and commercial work. Phone Chris 027 516 0669 ELECTRICIANS Call the team at Turned On - plugs, rewire specialists, lighting, LED lighting, downlight repairs, swithcboards. No hot water? 7 day callout service. Free quotes and ideas from the friendly guys at Turned On. If you’re over 90 yrs we’ll change your light bulbs for free. Call Murray 022 6177 275 FENCING Gates & Fences or any steel fabrications. For free quotes contact John at john@gdenz.nz or 0273 055 823

FENCING All styles and shapes, gates, wooden, ph Mark 027 331-3223 FENCING Quality timber fencing - gates & repairs, ph Ryan 027 951 8892 FM7 WINDOW Tinting Top Quality, lower price free quote phone 03 377 7746 GARDENING Lawns mowed, weeding, hedge trimming, pruning, section cleanups & waste removed at cost, call Phil the Gardener now, 021 661246 for your free quote HOME HELP Caregiver available for cleaning, tidying and sorting, 15 years experience, honest, reliable & friendly, ph Ruth 980-8342 INTERIOR Plastering 10yrs experience, all jobs, big & small, honest & reliable, free quotes available, email: admin@ geckocontracting.co.nz or ph Izaac 027 3005313 or Sian 027 4057117 or 03 388-0521 KITCHENS Installation and assembly of kitchens. Your flat packs or ours. Total kitchen replacements and refurbs. Only takes 1 call. Ph 329 4616 or 027 518-9598 LED LIGHTING SPECIALIST Free quotes and ideas. Get those dangerous downlights replaced. Ph Murray 022 6177- 275 OvEN CLEANING Professional cleans $50.00. Gift Vouchers avail. Phone 0800 6836253 or 027 228-0025 PAINTING PLASTERING Free quotes, ref’s avail. Roberto 027 752- 8794 PAINT Strip & removal, all acrylics & oil based paints, eco friendly lead paint removal & containment, from heritage & weatherboard homes, cement & brick surfaces, full repaints & paperhanging, ph Trademaster Painters & Decorators 021 239-7781

we do is assisting our clients to get resolution for their claims. That moral support is invaluable." Because they have extensive experience and background in the building industry, Harwel's support is thorough. They check through initial scope of works, assess and reevaluate damage, and assign quality registered trades people for repairs. "We back up that support by being present at any meetings with insurers/EQC, asking the right questions and explaining any technical information," says Stewart. "We also ensure lines of communication are kept open throughout the process by keeping clients well informed with updates on repair progress and cost." With many insurance companies/EQC now encouraging cash settlement on remaining claims, it's imperative to get professional advice. "It's about having someone experienced in the homeowner's corner. Having the right representation goes a long way towards getting a final resolution," said George.

Trades & Services

Building & roofing log fire inSTAllATionS BricklayinG & BlocklayinG (30 yrS experience)

loGfireS • Log fire installation & maintenance • Chimney cleaning • Standard logfire installations $600+GST+permit+parts if applicable • My scaffoldhing no charge fencinG • Brick, block, timber or any combination roofinG repairS • Concrete tile • Metal chip tile • Corrugated iron landScape BuildS • Retaining walls • Decks • BBQs • Planter Boxes

Jim Gardner Trade Services Member NZ Home Heating Association

Phone 03 343 4044 | Mobile 0274 375 619 Email teamgardner@xtra.co.nz

Trades & Services

Trades & Services

PAINTING Interior exterior painting, great rates, ph Steve 027 388-6125 PAINTER Semi retired painter/ decorator, available for all your painting needs, 40 years experience, ph Xavier 980 8342 PLASTERER Qualified, experienced friendly plasterer, avail for all jobs, big or small, new or old. Ph 021 052-8276 PLUMBER All plumbing work and maintenance including plastic spouting. Specialist in bathrooms and installations. Free quotes and ideas. 30 yrs exp. Top quality friendly service. Ph Murray 022 617 7275 PLUMBER Maintenance plumbing services. Specialising in tap replacement & hot water cyclinders. Free qote. 24 /7. Ph Murray 022 6177-275 ROOFING

SPOUTING CLEANING Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 384-3435 or 021 043 2034 SPOUTING CLEANING Environmently friendly vac system. Competitative prices with 20% discount for July & August. Free quote. Ph 3883667 or 022 1926 255 TILER Quality Installation Services. Ceramic & porcelain. Phone Paul 022 151 9242, 981-2802 TILING Commercial & Residential, Free quotes, reas price, also repairs, ph 021 105 679 WATERBLASTING Quality job, quick service, Phone Richard at JetX 0800 538 969 WINDOWS & DOORS Joiner 25 yrs experience, Repair of rot or full replacement of sashes & existing windows & doors, Glazing, door locks, security stays fitted, New house installation of doors & hardware, ph Lael 027 242 8797 WINDOW CLEANING Average 3 brm house inside or out $40. Both $70 Phone Trevor 344-2170

Qualified & Licenced Practitioner. Re-Roof & Repairs, all types. Member New Zealand Roofing Association. Over 35 years experience. Phone John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug. co.nz

CASHED SETTLED by EQC or insurance

EARTHQUAKE REPAIRS We work directly for and with the homeowner to establish: • If your scope of works is correct • To assist with the insurance part of your claim • To manage the repairs from the initial stages to completion • To have quality tradespeople and workmanship assured

LET US DEAL WITH IT Free Consultation

Phone Stewart 027 488 6975 or George 027 334 4197


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Star Classifieds Vehicles Wanted

WANTED 200-$10,000 PAID Fair Auto Dismantlers

$

0800 660 722 txt 021 660 722

Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Isuzu, Hino. Cars wanted dead or alive

same day pick up, free removal UTES VANS TRUCKS CASH PAID ON PICK UP

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Situations Vacant

Papanui Returned And Services Association 55 Bellvue Avenue, Christchurch

Regional Officer

PAPANUI RETURNED AND SERVICES ASSOCIATION (INC)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TWENTY SECOND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Of the above association will be held in the RSA Club 55 Bellvue Avenue on Sunday 20 September 2015 at lOam. Nominations for the office of President, Vice President, Hon Treasurer and Executive Committee will be received at the Associations office up to 5pm Friday 4th September 2015 Notices of Motion will be received at the Associations office up to 5pm, Friday 4th September 2015

49D Shands Rd Hornby, Christchurch webuy4wds@gmail.com Vehicles Wanted CASH/CASH for any unwanted vehicles, cars $100 to $1,000, vans or 4wds up to $3,000, ph 027 476 2404

Wanted To Buy AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156 A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph 022 0891 671 ALL Old China, Crystal, Ornaments, Vases, Cutlery etc. Raewyn Hill Phone 360-0951 BUYING Now, all old china, crystal, antiques, estate lots. For best prices and free inspection call Academy Antiques. Phone 349-4229 GARAGE Wanted, ph 021 106-2900 SLEEPOUT Wanted, ph 021 106 2900 STAMPS. NZ & World. Large collections,estate lots, & first day covers.Private collector pays cash.Ph 9816462 TOOLS, Garden garage, saw benches, Lathes. Cash buyer Phone 355-2045

Wanted To Rent WORKING Male looking for temporary accommodation, has 2yr old daughter in w/ends, ChCh area, anything considered, ph 027 2213716

Real Estate GORE Southland are you tired of earthquake & traffic congestion, our 4-1/2 acre lifestyle block with 4bdrm home is for sale, just 5 mins from town, asking price $540,000, google “CYS765paradise”, ph 03 208-6954 or 027 906-3185 SECTION Something different, West Coast, Millerton, 300 mts above sealevel, 809m2, exc views, very peaceful $40,000, ph 027 482-4024

Public Notices SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 CANTERBURY BRANCH VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NZ INCORPORATED, (The Secretary Canty Branch Vintage Club of NZ, P O Box 11082, Sockburn, Christchurch 8443) has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of CLUB LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 653 Mcleans Island Road known as VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NZ (CANTERBURY BRANCH). The general nature of the business to be conducted under the licence is: Voluntary Association. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Thursday from 7.00pm to 11.00pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 4.00pm to 12.00 midnight. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the granting of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the first publication of notice of the application, in the newspaper (Being The Star), file a notice in writing of the objection with the secretary of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. This is the second publication of this notice. The first publication was made on 31 July, 2015.

Public Notices BARTER Card, unhappy with their programme or performance under their guarantee or other, plse ph Chch, 03 420-6688 or 021 269-0298

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WJ Clark General Manager Public Notices BARTER Card, unhappy with their programme or performance under their guarantee or other, plse ph Chch, 03 420-6688 or 021 269-0298

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SALE AND SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL ACT 2012 SECTION 127 & 101 NOMADS UNITED ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB INCORPORATED, (The Secretary, Nomads United Association Football Club Inc, PO Box 5259, Papanui, Christchurch 8542) has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Christchurch for the renewal of CLUB LICENCE in respect of the premises situated at 99 Claridges Road known as NOMADS UNITED ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is: SPORT CLUB. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Friday from 7.30pm to 10.00pm, Saturday & Public Holidays 2.30pm to 12.00 midnight, Sunday from 12.00 midday to 3.00pm. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Christchurch District Licensing Committee at Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street, Christchurch. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the grant of the application may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the first publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee, PO Box 73049, Christchurch 8154. This is the only publication of this notice.

Situations Vacant

THAI CHEF Full Time Experienced in Thai Cooking Please send CV to: Kum Pun Thai 73 Victoria St. City Centre Christchurch 8013

CLEANERS REQUIRED Shirley area (Palms Mall) Monday to Friday 6am-8.30am Saturday & Sunday 6am-8.30am

Cashmere area Monday to Friday 3pm-6pm

Burnside area Monday to Friday 3.30pm - 6pm

Russley area Monday to Friday 5.30pm - 8.30pm

Situations Vacant

SPELD NZ Inc,

SPELD NZ Southern Regional Office SPELD NZ Inc is a not for profit organisation that provides information, assessment and tuition to families, whanau, schools, businesses and individuals living with Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Disabilities. The vacancy is for a Regional Officer to manage the regional office based in Christchurch and be responsible for providing administration services in the Southern Region. This is a long term part time position starting at 20 hours a week. This role is likely to suit someone who is perhaps returning to the workforce. Your responsibilities will include: being the first point of contact for the regional community, members and Local Liaison Groups; Referral service to assessors and teachers; Co-ordinator of SPELD NZ certificated assessor and teacher professional development opportunities and workshops; Recording members’ attendance at professional development training and activity; Convener of training courses within the region; Library service management; Liaising with National Office Staff. For success you will need: Excellent written and spoken English with skills in proofing; Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel and web based computer programmes; Professional presentation and an outstanding telephone manner; Ability to problem solve; Ability to work in a logical, systematic manner; A warm, flexible and obliging personality as a member of a small team; Knowledge of working in a Not for Profit environment and knowledge of Specific Learning Disabilities would be an advantage. For a lovely role with amazing people, apply today to southern@speld.org.nz telling me why this is the ideal role for you, and attach your CV. Closing date: Monday 17 August. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest however only short listed candidates will be contacted at this time.

Situations Vacant

SALESPERSON Retail and Customer Outcalls

Please email your application to csc@totalcanterbury.co.nz

or phone 338 9056

INTEREST FREE TIME PAYMENT (conditions apply)

FROM FULL CAR (Class 1) TO FULL TRUCK (Class 2) (Road code & pre-assessment driving training provided)

Courses in Christchurch, Invercargill, Cromwell & Mosgiel daily. Other areas by arrangement

OTHER COURSES/LICENCE ENDORSEMENTS AVAILABLE ARE: Class 3, 4 & 5, Passenger, Vehicle Recovery, Wheels, Tracks, Rollers, Dangerous Goods, Forklift, OSH & F

Driving Related Health & Safety Training

DRIVETECH LTD FREEPHONE 0508 2 DRIVE (37483) OR 03 348 8481 info@drivetech.co.nz | www.drivetech.co.nz

Situations Vacant MOTEL Minder couple wanted, must have experience, Riccarton area, please phone 342 3338

Phone 0274 431 048 Cleaning SuperviSor wanted Monday-Friday addington tower Junction 5pm-8pm (flexibility required for finishing time) Must have experience in the cleaning industry and have an eye for detail. this is a hands on position and you must have the ability to communicate with a range of people. For further information and to arrange an interview contact viva on 3389052 or email

Career Training

LEARN HOW TO WELD Day and night classes In a small, supportive teaching environment The Welding Academy is NZQA accredited to TEACH and ASSESS: • All major Welding Unit Standards - MIG, TIG, ARC, Oxy/Acetylene and plasma cutting

TOURISM/ HOME HOSTING

OPPORTUNITY

Home hosting opportunity exists to host overseas visitors in your home, for a traditional 3 course NZ inspired dinner. Rural Holidays NZ Ltd, a established and innovate based Christchurch company with considerable experience in hosting of visitors over the past 32 years is seeking further hosts for our city home hosted dinner program. If you enjoy showcasing your country, and cooking, then this is an excellent way to meet visitors to our country, on a semi regular basis.

• AS/NZ 2980 Welding Certificate in all Mild & Stainless Steel applications

Phone 03 377 3911 7/97 Shakespeare Rd, Waltham, Christchurch

Please reply Operations Manager, Rural Holidays NZ Ltd stay@ruralholidays.co.nz

viva@totalcanterbury.co.nz

visit our website: totalcanterbury.co.nz

Situations Vacant

A genuine interest in meeting people along with need to be flexible, reliable and maintain a consistent quality standard at all times are important factors we are seeking. A competitive industry level of remuneration is paid.

www.weldingacademy.co.nz

We are looking for cleaners to join our commercial cleaning team. You will need to pass a Security Check and you must have your own transport. In return we offer above award wages.

HEAVY TRAFFIC LICENCE COURSE

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Star Classifieds RICCARTON (0508-446-987) (3D) DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (PG) Sat 11:40, 4:00PM, Sun 6:10PM

FANTASTIC FOUR (M) Fri 11:50, 2:00, 4:10, 6:20, 8:30PM Sat-Sun 11:30, 1:50, 4:10, 6:20, 8:30PM

GENERAL ADMISSION

ANT MAN (PG) Fri 10:40, 1:10, 3:40, 6:10, 8:40PM Sat 1:10, 3:40, 6:10, 8:40PM Sun 10:40, 1:10, 3:40, 6:15, 8:45PM DRAGON BALL Z: RESURRECTION ‘F’ (PG) Sat 2:00PM, Sun 1:40, 4:00PM FANTASTIC FOUR• (M) Fri 10:20, 12:40, 2:50, 5:00, 7:10, 9:30PM Sat-Sun 10:20, 12:40, 2:50, 5:00, 7:10, 9:30PM INSIDE OUT (G) Fri 4:20PM Sat 10:10, 3:50PM Sun 11:20, 2:30PM JURASSIC WORLD (M) Fri 11:15, 3:50PM, Sat 1:15PM, Sun 2:00PM MAGIC MIKE XXL (R16) Fri 1:50, 6:30PM, Sat-Sun 6:30PM MINIONS (PG) Sat 11:00, 1:40PM, Sun 10:00, 12:10PM MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION (M) Fri 11:30, 12:30, 2:15, 3:15, 6:00, 7:45, 8:50PM Sat 10:50, 12:30, 3:15, 4:15, 6:00, 7:00, 8:50PM Sun 11:00, 12:30, 3:15, 4:50, 6:00, 7:45, 8:50PM PAPER TOWNS (M) Fri 10:00, 6:40PM, Sat 10:45, 6:15PM, Sun 8:20PM TERMINATOR GENISYS (M) Fri 5:10, 9:00PM, Sat 8:45PM, Sun 9:00PM THE GALLOWS (M) Fri 10:10, 9:10PM, Sat 9:00PM, Sun 4:40PM THOMAS & FRIENDS: LEGEND OF THE LOST TREASURE (G) Sat 10:00aM, Sun 10:30aM

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Papanui has a proud history in rugby league in Christchurch since its establishment in 1922. Papanui League Club support a wide range of players, from the nursery team right through to the Premier squad, with a big focus on Junior football development.

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management and supporters. As a club Papanui League Club are committed to re-establishing themselves as a genuine “family club”. Led by their major sponsor Nigel Thompson all the kids have new apparel and the vibe around the

club is extremely positive. Nigel came on board three years ago with a 3 year plan to get Papanui League Club competitive again and winning regularly. Sponsoring across the board Nigel supports the senior and junior teams, and the wider Rugby League community. Papanui Premiers have been grateful for the services of Shane Endacott this year. Leading the coaching staff Shane has brought great work ethics and installed belief into the

players and club. “As an ex Warriors player Shane carries a lot of respect in our game and has worked tirelessly to get us to a grand final,” says Nigel Thompson. “Win or lose Papanui as a team and a club can hold their heads high as the transformation of the club has been nothing short of exceptional.” Papanui value their loyal supporters who have stood beside them through the challenges of the last few years; excited to reward them for their fidelity in 2015.

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The Premier Grand Final: A Massive Weekend for Linwood Rugby League Club

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he last few years have been enormously challenging for the Linwood Rugby League Club. Four years on from the earthquakes the club have no clubroom. Despite the fragmentation this has caused they have reached the apogee of their sport, participating in the Canterbury Rugby League Premier Grand Final this weekend against the Papanui Tigers. It has been tough. The club has been divided with the School Boy Junior Section

and Senior Section meeting in two separate hotels. They haven’t felt like a club for a long time. This year the Linwood Club have been meeting in the Woolston Club Function Room. “It has really brought us together!” says Neil Michel, President of the Linwood Rugby League Club. For the last four years Linwood haven’t had an income, accustomed to renting the clubrooms every night of the year. Still fighting with Insurance over their pay-out, this has put a huge financial strain on the

Club. The Linwood Rugby League plan to rebuild at Linwood Park on the site where their grounds are located. Two months ago one of Canterbury Rugby League’s most respected players collapsed at training with a suspected heart attack and died on the eve of his 300th Premier game. Teni Tuli, aged 42, had played in the Premier competition for twenty-five years. His sudden death rocked the entire rugby league community. Teni Tuli’s family have been involved with the club for many years. The Linwood Keas Premier Reserve Grade team has also made the Grand

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CHARLIE GUBB is set to play an NRL match in his home town for the first time when the Warriors play St George Illawarra in Wellington tomorrow. He was used in the New South Wales Cup side when the Warriors took an NRL home game to the capital for the first time in 2013 and again last year. But this time the 25-year-old Wellington College old boy will in the top grade playing in front of

family and friends alongside fellow local rugby league products Simon Mannering and Ben Matulino. Gubb, a product of the University Hunters club in the Capital, will appearing in just his sixth game this season and the 12th of an NRL career which started in 2013. “We couldn’t be more pleased for Charlie now he has the chance to play an NRL game at home,” said Warriors coach Andrew McFadden. “It’s been great having him back in

the side with the energy he gives us. “His mix of energy and aggression rubs off not only on the players but also on the fans. They have really taken to Charlie in a big way and we know he’ll be keener than anyone to get out onto the field against the Dragons on Saturday.” With seasoned back rowers Ryan Hoffman (calf) and Bodene Thompson (ankle) still sidelined, McFadden has made just one change to the side which lost 14-18

to Cronulla at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday with Jonathan Wright in the centres for Konrad Hurrell. The Warriors’ third loss on end has seen them slip to ninth. For all but one week the club had been in the top eight since beating Cronulla in round nine in May. “The energy was there against Cronulla but we need to be better defensively, in our execution and our effort,” said McFadden. The Warriors go into their 23rd

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FOOTBALL: St Thomas of Canterbury College is the only Christchurch high school that will contest the top 16 at the national boys’ football championships in Nelson, which will be held in the week beginning August 31. They are joined by six schools from Auckland, eight from the rest of the North Island, and Nelson College from the South Island. Three other Christchurch schools, Papanui, Christchurch Boys’ High, and Cashmere, are in the bottom 16, which is held at the same time and place.

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FOOTBALL: Rangi Ruru Girls’ School will be the sole Christchurch representative at the national girls’ football championships in Taupo, which will be held in the week beginning August 31.

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HOCKEY: The Canterbury Beavers and Barracudas senior B teams have been named, ahead of next month’s national tournament in Whangarei, which runs alongside the National Hockey League. The Beavers: Levi Barrow, Rob Buhler, Richard Storey (Avon), Sam Baxter, Jeremy Brydon, Scott Great, Sanjay Kanji (HSOBBurnside), Matthew Crake, Garren Fyfe, Andrew Sherratt (Harewood), Vaughan England, Chris Goldsbury (Carlton Redcliffs), Tom Schneider (Hornby), Guy Strawbridge (University); Barracudas: Katie Austin, Jessica Deakins, Hannah Hill (HSOBBurnside), Libby Bird, Jamie Bolton, Samara Dalziel, Thomasina Loeffen, Anne Mackechnie (Harewood), Kiriana Brown, Jackie Eden, Elise Yule (Avon), Kate Chapman, Leila Nicholson, Anna Radovonich (Carlton Redcliffs), Megan Fitzgerald, Sarah O’Grady (Southern United)

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HOCKEY: Marist Park will play host to four semi-finals tomorrow afternoon; in the women’s league, between HSOBBurnside and Avon, at 12.35pm, and Harewood and Carlton Redcliffs at 3.05pm; and in the men’s league, between Harewood and HSOB-Burnside at 1.35pm, and Southern United and Carlton Redcliffs at 4.35pm. The winners of the respective games will meet in the finals next weekend.

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It doesn’t get easier for Cashmere Tech By Andrew Voerman CASHMERE Technical haven’t had an easy run in the Chatham Cup this season, as they look to claim it for the third year in a row. In their four ties so far, they’ve played Ferrymead Bays, Coastal Spirit, and Western, the third, fourth, and fifth-placed teams in the Mainland Premier League. Nelson Suburbs, the secondplaced team, haven’t entered the Chatham Cup since 2012, while Tech’s fourth game was against seventh-placed Halswell United. Now that they’ve made the quarter-finals, it isn’t getting any easier, having drawn Eastern Suburbs, the top side in the Northern Premier League, contested by clubs from Auckland and Waikato. The only side Tech have played this season who would be close to Eastern’s level are Nelson Suburbs, who they dispatched 3-0 last weekend, to move five points clear at the top of the Mainland Premier League with three rounds remaining. Tech’s games with Nelson – a 0-2 loss, a 3-3 draw, and the 3-0 win – have been their most intense this season, and coach John Brown said it had been good to see his team step up in a game that has probably decided the title race. “There’s been a wee bit of pressure on the lads obviously, being the top team, and when you come back amongst the pack, there’s always people wanting to see you trip up, but that’s football and it’s a good thing. It was good see the boys respond under pressure and get the job.” Brown said that while the win would stand them in good stead for this weekend’s game, they would have already put it behind them and moved on.

STOPPED: Cashmere Technical captain Tom Schwarz leaps to make a header during his side’s win over Coastal Spirit in the last round. PHOTO: CRAIG MORRISON/ CANTERBURY SPORT SHOTZ “It doesn’t do us any harm (to have won the week before). I still think it doesn’t matter whom we were playing, the boys were just going to be focused this week on Sunday. Obviously a bit of momentum helps, but we know the task at hand. They’re the top team in the northern league and this is going to be a difficult task.” Brown has been unable to lay eyes on Eastern, having had to cancel a reconnaissance trip he had planned. “I was meant to go up there . . . when they played Glenfield Rovers, but unfortunately the family was sick so I couldn’t go. We’ve had them watched a couple of times; I’ve seen a couple of videos and I’ve read a couple of reports, and by all accounts they’re a very good team.” Eastern currently lead the Northern Premier League by six points, with six games remaining, having won 13 and lost just three in the league so far this season.

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tied with striker Liam Oxley as their highest goalscorers in the league, each with seven. Brown said he wasn’t worried that they lacked a stand-out goalscorer, with most of the team’s attacking players being amongst the goals at some stage of the season. “We’ve kind of set up a wee bit different this year. When you lose Ash Wellbourn and Chris Bacon, that was 40-odd goals between them, then you’re going to miss something. “I think at this stage of the league competition, we’ve still scored the most goals which you’ve got to be pleased about.” Tech’s two long-term absentees, defenders Dan Terris and Danny Boys are both nearing a return; Boys returned to full training last night and could get a run with the reserves this weekend, while Terris is targeting Tech’s penultimate league game, against Western on August 22, for his return.

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4:08 0.7 4:42 0.7

Akaroa pm

Rise 7:35am Set 5:34pm

Sun Fishing Guide

Go!

Best Times

6:02am 6:28pm

Highs

Best Times

6:55am 7:22pm

Highs

Lows

Highs

Lows

Highs

Lows

Highs

Lows

12:06 2.4

12:34 2.3 1:05 2.4

6:46 0.4 7:23 0.5

1:31 2.3 2:01 2.4

7:41 0.4 8:18 0.5

2:25 2.3 2:53 2.4

8:34 0.4 9:08 0.5

3:15 2.3 3:40 2.4

9:25 0.5 9:56 0.5

12:09 2.3

5:49 0.3 6:26 0.4

12:36 2.2 1:07 2.3

6:47 0.4 7:24 0.4

1:32 2.2 2:03 2.3

7:43 0.4 8:19 0.4

2:25 2.1 2:55 2.3

8:36 0.4 9:10 0.4

3:16 2.1 3:43 2.2

9:27 0.4 9:57 0.5

11:22 2.6 11:49 2.5

5:06 0.7 5:40 0.7

12:18 2.6

6:02 0.6 6:35 0.7

12:45 2.5 1:14 2.6

6:54 0.6 7:28 0.6

1:39 2.5 2:06 2.6

7:45 0.6 8:19 0.6

2:31 2.5 2:55 2.6

8:36 0.6 9:08 0.6

Rise 7:34am Set 5:35pm

Go!

Lows

5:49 0.4 6:25 0.5

Rise 7:33am Set 5:36pm

Go!

Best Times

7:48am 8:15pm

Rise 7:31am Set 5:37pm

Go!

Best Times

8:41am 9:08pm

Rise 7:30am Set 5:38pm

Go!

Best Times

9:34am 9:59pm

Rise 7:29am Set 5:39pm

Go!

Best Times

10:25am 10:50pm

Rise 7:27am Set 5:41pm

Go!

Best Times

11:14am 11:38pm

Moon

Rise 12:33am Set 11:24am

Rise 1:41am Set 12:05pm

Rise 2:44am Set 12:49pm

Rise 3:44am Set 1:38pm

Rise 4:37am Set 2:31pm

Rise 5:25am Set 3:26pm

Rise 6:08am Set 4:24pm

Wind

Moderate SW turning W

Strong S turning SW

Fresh SW

Moderate SW

Light SW turning NE

Moderate NE strengthening

Fresh NE strengthening

E 1.3 m

E 1.2 m

SE 1.3 m

SE 1.4 m

SE 1.0 m

E 0.8 m

Swell *Not for navigational purposes.

Wind and swell are based on a point east of Banks Peninsula.

Maori Fishing Guide by Bill Hohepa.

www.ofu.co.nz

SE 1.3 m www.tidespy.com

Graphic supplied by OceanFun Publishing Ltd.


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Last year’s club league grand finalists, Celebration Lions and Halswell Hornets, will meet in this year’s Gore Cup final, at Denton Oval on Saturday at 1pm.

Keas have plenty to play for By Andrew Voerman THREE OF the Linwood Keas have plenty of recent experience to call on when it comes to trying to win a title. Co-captain Paul Sauni, and his brothers Matt and Erwin were members of the Halswell Hornets team that won last season, but all made the decision to return home to Linwood this year. “When we came back, it felt more like family, just coming back into a familiar group, and we just felt happy training with them, and playing-wise, it’s been an awesome team,” said Paul. Now, they’re back on the biggest stage in club league, set to play the Papanui Tigers in Sunday’s grand final at AMI Stadium, a match that brings together this season’s two best sides. Linwood have always been behind Papanui, after their 3240 loss to them in round one, but never too far off the pace. Then, two weeks ago in the major semi-final, they flipped the narrative on its head, beating Papanui 56-4, in a performance Sauni ranks up there with the best he has been a part of. “It was a special moment really. I think the boys wanted to prove something against a very good team, and against a team that’s coached by Shane (Endacott), a scoreline like that’s quite big and quite special.”

Sports shorts Canty team named

RUGBY: The Canterbury team to play Counties Manukau in their second and final pre-season game tomorrow, ahead of the ITM Cup, which starts next week, is: Daniel Lienert-Brown, Nick Werahiko, Siate Tokolahi, Ben Matwijow, Dominic Bird, Tom Sanders, Billy Harmon, Luke Whitelock (c), Mitchell Drummond, Tom Taylor, Patrick Osborne, Rob Thompson, Jack Goodhue, Johnny McNicholl, Colin Slade; Reserves: Ben Funnell, Alex Hodgman, Sione Faletau, JJ Manning, Mitchell Dunshea, Jack Stratton, Richie Mo’unga, Milford Keresoma, Reed Prinsep, Tulolo Tulolo, Matt Todd, Marshall Suckling

Under-19 squad CLASH: Linwood Keas cocaptain Paul Sauni squares off with his Papanui Tigers opposite JJ Smith ahead of Sunday’s club league grand final. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN The challenge now, is to try and do it, or something close to it, again. Linwood’s season took a tragic turn in June, when club stalwart Teni Tuli died of a heart attack, days out from playing what would have been his 300th and final game for the club. Sauni said remembering Teni had been a big part of their season since then, with the team

holding a minute’s silence in the changing sheds before every game. “Once Teni passed, the whole season was about trying to honour Teni with a grand final win. “It’s a big motivation for the boys, as well as the club – it’s been a hard season for them. As players, this is how we can give back to the club.”

Pat Smith Challenge Trophy Grand final Linwood Keas v Papanui Tigers Sunday, 2pm AMI Stadium

From a mess to success SOMETIMES, YOU hear stories that just blow you away. Listening to Nigel Thompson on Wednesday afternoon, in his office at a car yard between Ferry Rd and Moorhouse Ave, talk about what he’s done for the Papanui Tigers over the last three years, was one of those times. To put it succinctly, he’s invested plenty to make sure the club has, it seems, everything it needs. From the smallest juniors through to the biggest seniors, it’s clear that he’s made a difference; whether it be providing kit, putting on dinner and drinks every week, or paying for players who are selected in rep teams, amongst many other things, his time and his money have made a world of difference at a club that was staring down the barrel when he came in. Andy Campbell, the Tigers’ long-term club captain, came to Nigel in 2013, asking for his help, as they were going through a tough time, both on and off the field – they lost every game in 2012, and won only four the year after, and the club’s administration was a mess. Nigel said okay, drew up a three-year plan and then went out and executed it.

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TIGERS: Nigel Thompson (centre) with Papanui Tigers co-captains Izic Placid and JJ Smith.PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

It was sad to hear him say that he’s been copping a lot of flak for it this year, as the Tigers have emerged as one of the best teams in the city, winning the Massetti Cup minor premiership, and booking a place in Sunday’s grand final against Linwood. It’s an accusation that gets thrown around, in every sport

and every competition, when a team comes seemingly out of nowhere and begins to dominate. “They’ve bought a title,’’ goes the cry. What it really was, in this instance, was $100 a win, for the players and support staff. That’s the incentive Nigel put up, and it certainly seems to

have worked. He’s definitely put in a lot of money to the club – upwards of $150,000 over the three years – and you do have to wonder if this is a model we should be encouraging. There aren’t Nigels out there for every club, and nor should we expect there to be – he even says that he’s planning on scaling down his involvement from next year onwards. The three-year plan is done, and he’s drawing up a five-year plan to replace it, where the aim will be sustainability. Making sure to leave things better than you found them is his philosophy, and I’m sure he will. He’s also not keeping any secrets about what he’s done – he’s willing to share his ideas and the lessons he’s learnt with any other clubs who are keen to listen. I guess the best way to sum up what I think is with the phrase from his own jingle: ‘On ya, Nige!’

RUGBY: The Canterbury Under-19 squad, to contest the Jock Hobbs Memorial national tournament in Taupo at the end of next month, is as follows: Joel Hintz, Callum Burrell, Hamish Dalzell, Ben Morris, Matthew Heffernan, Anty Burnett, Andrew Hull, Logan Crowley, Ere Enari, Brett Cameron, Jordie Barrett, Salesi Rayasi, Daniel Henderson, Caleb Makene (Lincoln University), Sam Lane, Fraser Scott, Cameron Bailey (Christchurch), Tana Luke, Caleb Aperahama, Elia Elia (University), Matthew Morrison, Henry Allen, Charlie Gamble, (Marist Albion) Alex Frew, Reuben Spicer (New Brighton) Jack McCormick (HSOB), Sean Paranihi, Wesley Maafu (Sumner), Jacob Whittaker (Sydenham)

Colts team

RUGBY: The Canterbury Colts squad, to contest the South Island Invitational Tournament against Canterbury Metro, Canterbury Maori, Marlborough, and Nelson Bays, is: Tom Hill, Jack Powell, Jonathan Osborne, Hugo Nankivell, Joel Duffy, Wade McRae, Myles Thoroughgood, Harrison Groundwater (vc), Nathan Clough (Lincoln University), Ben Hendry, Connor O’Leary, Morgyn Cowan, Sam Godwin (c), Findlay Christie, Nigel Gibb, Cam Watkins (University) Nathan Ah Kee, Oliver Jager (New Brighton), Blair Prinsep, Angus Blair, George Bridge (HSOB), Luteru Laulala, Soloman Alaimalo, Moses Faletolu, Jordan Stone (Sydenham), Jordan Jackett, Pete Donaldson (Christchurch), Bouen Aranga (Marist Albion), Inga Finau (Linwood)

Top seed on offer

RUGBY: Top seed in the UC Championship semi-finals will be at stake when Christchurch Boys’ High School host Nelson College in the final round of the regular season, tomorrow at 12.45pm – with a win, they will secure top spot, but a loss would likely see St Andrew’s College pip them, should they win themselves, away to Marlborough Boys’ College. St Bede’s are already sure of a place in the semi-finals, and will secure at least third, if they beat Christ’s College away, while Shirley Boys’ High School will be looking to bounce back from last week’s loss to 14-man Burnside High School and secure their first semi-final appearance in seven years, which they will do if they beat Roncalli College, who are winless so far this season.


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