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‘Please remember me’ By Shelley Robinson

SNUGGLED IN bed with her two children reading a book, Rachaelle Barclay’s eldest told her on Wednesday night: “You don’t look like you are dying tonight mummy. Tonight you look beautiful.” Rachaelle’s heart breaks on nights like these – for the knowledge that she may have had more time with her children had the doctors not missed cancer spreading to her sternum. The 41-year-old has about four weeks to live. Four weeks with her “handsome” partner Stephen Brinsdon. Four weeks with their girls, Sophia, 7, and Isabelle, 6. Earlier treatment would not have cured her. But could have given her about three more years, she said. In 2013, she and the doctors thought she had beaten breast cancer. She was looking forward to returning to her job at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology as a writing and learning tutor. “I spent last year recovering to try and get back on my feet but I always had chest pain,” she said. She had two scans last year. Both were clear she was told. But one wasn’t. On July 31, 2014, a scan showed “early signs of cancer”. It was missed by the radiologist. She was given painkillers for the chest pain. It wasn’t until December after another scan the cancer was picked up. “I nearly fainted. That was five months of treatment I could have had,” said Rachaelle. After a meeting with Canterbury District Health Board staff on January 27, medical oncologist and clinical director, Dr Mark Jeffery, sent a letter of apology and explanation. He said the CT scan performed in July did show “early signs of cancer spread to the sternum, which were not reported at the time”. He sincerely apologised for the “oversight”.

TRAGIC: Rachaelle Barclay with daughter Sophia, 7, and partner Stephen Brinsdon. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER “Your concerns about the delay in diagnosis are very real and justified and the clinicians involved in Rachaelle’s care were contacted for their views on why this took so long to diagnose.” He said the radiology department’s “robust process for reviewing abnormalities” had been missed. “We acknowledge that the delayed diagnosis of Rachaelle’s metastatic disease was suboptimal . . . please accept our apologies that the system did not serve you better and we are genuinely sorry for any additional stress this has created,” he wrote. Dr Jeffery said the most “diligent of radiologists” could overlook abnormal findings on scans. He wrote radiologists would benefit “from this episode”. For Rachaelle, five months treatment could have meant three more years. Three years is the difference between her young girls remember-

Rachaelle is planning her funeral. She is thinking of having rules, such as “no sobbing into your cups of tea”, and “no pink bows”. “I want a cheap coffin. So everyone can write on it.” ing and not remembering their mum, said Rachaelle. “I had a cousin and when she was young her dad died in a car crash. Now she does not remember him – that’s what I worry about the most,” she said. “It’s done now. It’s incurable and it can’t change anything now,” she said. Rachaelle has “accepted dying” – her body is telling her it is time. She is still bright, cheerful – a real character – in spite of being

in awful pain. Her neck cannot support her head. She has had three falls. Her spine is “crumbling”. “My life is slowly chipping away. My body is starting to slow down. I’ve lost 20kg. I can’t drop the girls to school,” she said. Rachaelle is planning her funeral. She is thinking of having rules, such as “no sobbing into your cups of tea”, and “no pink bows”. “I want a cheap coffin. So everyone can write on it,” she said. In her weeks, she wants to visit friends and whanau in Australia. Go to Hanmer Springs or other little things to give her children and husband lasting memories. A Givealittle page was started, and has $1930 so far. To her two children she has a message. “Please try to remember me. You were so loved.” https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/ helpforrach

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Red zone fire risk concerns By Gabrielle Stuart

RATEPAYERS COULD keep forking out about $3 million a year to maintain services in the red zone – because of the fire risk if they switch them off. Only 74 properties in the red zone are still occupied, so the city council is trying to find cheaper ways to service them. Yesterday it looked at different options, including fitting properties with septic tanks and water tanks. That would cost $1.7 million up front, but would save money over the long term. It is currently costing about $36,000 per household to service the water, sewerage systems and roads there – with $3.1 million in total spent last year.

But red zone resident and Quake Outcasts spokesman Ernest Tsao said the fire risk needed to be looked at. He said fire engines in the city needed a working fire hydrant to fight fires. “That is definitely a safety concern to residents still living here,” he said. Many of the red zone residents are there because they did not have insurance, but Mr Tsao said the Government’s offer had been a Hobson’s choice, and without compensation for their homes they were not able to leave. “Please do not put economics before compassion. Do not be the Government’s puppet. We have suffered more than enough.”

Mayor Lianne Dalziel took the residents’ side at the city council meeting yesterday. “You don’t take out insurance against the Government wanting to voluntarily acquire your house after a disaster, you take out insurance because something might damage your house, to get it fixed. But as you say, you could fix your house if it was in the green zone.” She said red zone residents were still paying full rates, and the city council had a responsibility toward them. But the city council postponed making a decision, deciding it should go back to the community boards involved so they could look at roading needs and engage further with the affected ratepayers.

PURSUIT: This Toyota Corolla was stopped just north of the Rakaia River bridge yesterday after its driver led police on a chase from the city. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER

Road spikes end police chase

Council redundancy, savings not yet known

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TWO MEN will appear in court on Monday after a high speed pursuit which started on Lincoln Rd and finished just north of the Rakaia River bridge 45min later. Police used road spikes to stop the car at about 10.10am yesterday. The 25-year-old driver has been charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving while disqualified and various other traffic offences.

By Gabrielle Stuart

THE CITY council plans to axe 60 jobs, but does not know how much it will cost in redundancy payouts. It announced plans for a major restructure yesterday, with 175 roles cut, including two executive positions, and 115 new roles created. But city council chief executive Karleen Edwards said there was no budget for redundancy payments, and she did not know how much the job cuts could save. Any redundancy payouts would need to come from the city council operational budgets. The council has already paid PricewaterhouseCoopers $219,508 to research and give advice on the restructure. But Ms Edwards said they were looking at models of high-performing governments and best practice, not the financial details. That would be done internally, she said. “The intent of this proposal is not to cut costs and save money, although it may well do this. The intent is to provide a better organisational structure that allows us to be much more agile and commu-

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nity focused.” But she promised the restructure would not cost more than it saved. She said there were currently about 75 vacancies within the city council, so she hoped most employees who lost their roles could be moved into a different one. The amount spent in redundancy payments would vary from employee to employee, and she said any redundancies would be a last resort. She was asked to save $40 million from the city council operations budget, and $3.9 million had been saved so far in the financial year from July. She said any redundancy pay-

ments would come from those savings. The proposal does not affect front-line staff, and Ms Edwards said no further changes were intended. Mayor Lianne Dalziel said both she and the city councillors had full confidence in Ms Edwards and supported the aims of the proposal. “Putting a figure on the cost of the proposed changes would predetermine the outcome of the process and to do so would be inappropriate at this stage,” she said. Staff have until September 10 to give their feedback, and a final decision is expected in late October.

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Beach, fishing, picnics and lots more By Fraser Walker-Pearce

WITH A population of just under 200 permanent residents, Birdlings Flat makes a fine choice for a holiday destination this weekend. A 45min drive, or 1hr 30min on the bus from the central city, Birdlings Flat has a lot to offer. Upon arrival, a long sprawling beach welcomes you into the small township, which lends a whole range of options for the whole family. Let the kids run into the (glacial) sea, set up your deck chairs and your beach fishing rods, or enjoy the peace and quiet with a blanket and a picnic. When you’re finished marvelling at the picturesque backdrop the beach boasts, why not talk the kids into joining you on an adventure into the hills? Birdlings Flat is a must-see for stone and pebble collectors and enthusiasts. When you’re visiting, make a stop at the Birdlings Flat Gemstone & Fossil Museum on Hill View Rd. Be sure to bring a camera for this journey. The forecast for this weekend ranges from highs of 9-16 deg C, and lows of 5-8 deg C.

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Christchurch Arts Festival – This Weekend Festival Opening Night Friday, 6pm Come and celebrate the opening of the 2015 Christchurch Arts Festival as Worcester Boulevard is transformed into a visual feast of fire, warmth and light with two outdoor performance pieces and the revealing of Ngāi Tahu artist Priscilla Cowie’s sculpture Rama Tuna. Worcester Boulevard. Free entry That Bloody Woman Friday (sold out), Saturday 7pm start, and Sunday 8.30pm start. This bold new musical experience brings suffragist, activist and cyclist Kate Sheppard back to life, in an imagined conversation with political adversary Richard ‘King Dick’ Seddon, transforming Kate from a 2D head on the $10 note, to an in-your-face feminist firebrand raising Hell. TVNZ Festival Club, Worcester Boulevard. $36-41 Daffodils Friday, 9.30-11pm Rose was 16, Eric, 18. They met at the lake by the daffodils. The same place that Eric’s parents met 20 years earlier. Was it destiny? Perhaps. But what happens after years of misread moments, too many maybes and unspoken thoughts that never go away. Featuring songs by: Crowded House, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn, The Exponents, The Mutton Birds,

Your Weekend Chris Knox and many more. TVNZ Festival Club, Worcester Boulevard. $36-41 The Vodafone Season of: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Friday and Sunday, 7.309.30pm. Saturday 1.30-3.30pm In an unprecedented artistic coup, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is thrilled that Liam Scarlett, one of the most sought-after choreographers working today, will create his first full-length, main stage production, for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, in 2015. Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St. $45-$111 Lord Echo Known worldwide as a founding

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killing himself to increase his bank balance while decreasing his golf score. When things fall apart, he joins a men’s cycling group to relieve stress – and makes a few startling discoveries in various cracks and crevices. Court Theatre, Bernard St. $23-57

MAMIL – Middle Aged Man In Lycra Sunday, 6-7.25pm Christchurch’s own Mark Hadlow stars as that most polarising of species – a middle-aged man in lycra. Bryan Cook is a property developer who has accumulated a small fortune building leaky homes. He’s stressed out, selfmedicating and self-loathing,

On Belonging Sunday, 10am In her first novel in a decade, treasured writer Patricia Grace explores issue that permeate New Zealand history and society: racial intolerance, cross-cultural conflicts and the universal desire to belong. She discusses her work with Paula Morris, whose On Coming Home explores similar themes of nostalgia, memory and belonging. TVNZ Festival Club, Worcester Boulevard. $20

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Imaginary Cities Sunday, noon Taking the Christchurch blueprint as a starting point, the panel looks at ways we imagine cities: Either in fiction, in history, or in contemporary life, whether as utopias or dystopias . . . cities imagined or reimagined. TVNZ Festival Club, Worcester Boulevard. $20

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Antique & Collectables Fair Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm The 34th annual Antiques and Collectables fair, with more than 100m of stunning displays and sales. Many rare items will be on display – some have not been displayed before and some may never be displayed again. Canterbury Table Tennis Centre, 294 Blenheim Rd. Adults $5, accompanied children are free. Phone 385 5094 or 389 4099

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun Friday and Saturday, 7.3010.30pm Halswell Drama Group present A story of history, music, mystery and love with musical numbers and comedy skits from a variety of different eras and genres, including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Rock Around the Clock, I Will Survive, Thriller and many more. Halswell Community Centre, Cnr Halswell Junction and Halswell Rds. $12.50-23

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Mini Coronation Street and the The city council social housing portfolio is losing about $7.9m a year. But there is a plan. Shelley Robinson reports

THE CIGARETTE smoke wafting lazily from Teena Trethewey’s hand intermingles with freshlymown grass from Sydenham Park. She sits outside her Barnett Ave city council flat in a white plastic chair, gently touching the tattoos on her arms with her fingertips. The ink was done to camouflage years of self harm. “I cut up my arms so badly it looked like I had been in a fire,” she says in her quiet voice. So she slowly drew things on her arms to make them a happier place. A crying snail with a broken shell in memoriam of her poppa who loved to garden. A cross for her church-going nana. Ms Trethewey lives at the city council’s oldest social housing development on Barnett Ave, which borders Sydenham Park. The tenants pay about $114 a week. The city council was first to provide social housing in the 1920s and Barnett Ave the first complex for elderly in New

Zealand built in 1938. Prior to the February 2011 earthquake there were about 2640 units. It has the largest portfolio of social housing after Housing New Zealand. After a 1996 review, the city council flats housed not only the elderly but some of the city’s most “vulnerable residents” - those with a disability, an illness or on low incomes. Ms Trethewey is happy to talk about her mental illness. Here, she is surrounded by people in the same boat, she says. Mickey Tekaru sitting on the stoop next to her grins wryly. He has fought a synthetic cannabis addiction and has a mental illness. He has just managed to get work casually unloading containers. Little steps, he says like a mantra. Tenants down the little street next to Sydenham Park dub it the “Miniature Coronation Street”. “You tell someone something and within hours everyone knows,” says Ms Trethewey with a smile. There is a “drama queen” who has a fondness for calling the police. A couple who make up and break up. The street is divided between the west and east tenants. The west side keep to themselves and try not to venture east – too many “dramas”.

floor. It can be lonely. But he has persevered. The other tenants help. Sometimes they don’t and he heads back to the sanctuary of the streets.

“CORONATION STREET” Teena Trethewey and Mickey Tekaru at the Sydenham complex they live in, which is home to 26 tenants, is the oldest social housing unit in Christchurch.

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About seven tenants from the 26 studio unit complex are sitting outside. They are friendly and open about their backgrounds but shy about giving names. Some have experienced jail, some are trying to battle addiction, others on a low income. One lady begins to chat while sitting on the concrete stoop, cigarette in hand. After about five minutes of talking, the woman stops. Her eyes look hunted after talking about coming out of rehabilitation. “Could you come back another day? It’s not a good day today. I’m really sorry,” she says. She apologises again, smiles politely and disappears into her flat.

Another man on the “east side” is a chatterbox but not fond of getting his photo taken, even less fond of his name appearing in the paper. But he lets us in his flat, where he sits on his bed chatting to us. He spent six years homeless and living on the street Like everyone in the complex, none would be able to afford private rental prices. For those we ask, if they did not have the city council flat they would live on the streets. Mr Tekaru has been in his flat for about a year. Before that he was homeless. It has been tough to get used to the flat with its comfy bed. He is too used to sleeping on a concrete

THE CITY council social housing portfolio is in dire financial straits. Even one of its biggest champions, Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck admits losing $660,000 a month, about $7.9m annually, is “not good”. But there is a plan. Consultants Deloitte, have been hired to provide a financial overview. It has taken four months, says Cr Buck. Its report, estimated to cost about $20,000, heads to city councillors next month. Cr Buck knows the solutions in the report, but they cannot be made public until all city councillors have seen it. She warns the figure of $660,000 should be treated with “some caution”. The number was first tossed about by Cr Ali Jones on a Facebook post in May. She was against a city council project, led by Cr Buck, to spend $130,000 underwriting rents on 20 rental houses so the homeless could be off the streets by winter. Cr Jones said at the time no more money should be spent on the homeless.


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multimillion-dollar problem The city council had already given $300,000 to the Christchurch City Mission for their new Homelessness Accommodation Project, she said. Cr Buck says the $660,000 figure is “problematic.” “It is problematic because it is not actually the case. It is not like the rent per month and outgoings per month are $7m difference per annum,” she says. She says the figures includes all the repairs that need to be done, after years of maintenance not being kept up to date. The earthquakes have not helped nor has the Cost Sharing Agreement between the Government and the city council. The agreement covers the funding of the rebuild. The payout for the city council social housing in the residential red zone was put into the costshare agreement and not back into the social housing portfolio, says Cr Buck. “Probably $6-8m was bundled into it. It would have helped – a lot,” she says. The city council lost about 400 flats due to the earthquakes, she says. Cr Glenn Livingstone says a lot of the blame lies with the Government. “They haven’t made our life easier post-earthquakes with social housing,” he says.

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pretty quickly,” Cr Buck said. The charitable trust will lease the city council housing units and the council will either loan or grant it $50m worth of land or other assets for further social and affordable housing development. Thoughts of selling the stock is “terrifying”, she says. “Suddenly, you have 2278 tenants in the Christchurch market looking for a rental. I can’t even allow myself to contemplate that,” she says. “When you see homeless people on the streets, particularly young people . . . to think there could be no options to house them is just horrible,” she says. “They have nowhere to put people who need housing,” she says. Ratepayers do not pay for the housing. Rents do. Therefore previous and current tenants have paid for now mortgage free complexes that sit on the city council asset pages, said Cr Buck. This means since 1938, the tenants of Barnett Ave have made it possible for Ms Trethewey and Mr Tekaru to live on their “Miniature Coronation St.” Both are healing. And Barnett Ave has provided them with a place to do it. Next month, when the Deloitte report could be made public, the city council will see if the social housing portfolio can similarly be healed.

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Geoffrey Dolan Our People ‘King Dick’ returns Former Christchurch actor Geoffrey Dolan has returned to the city to play the role of ‘King Dick’ in the Arts Festival. He speaks to Gabrielle Stuart about appearing on television in a wedding dress, his dreams of being an All Black, and why housewives love him

So how long has it been since you last performed in Christchurch? The last thing I did was in 2004, The Sound of Music at the old Court Theatre. I actually came in to the show with just six days to spare, because one of the actors had to pull out. So I had to learn an entire show in six days. That sounds like a challenge! It wasn’t easy. But I actually come here pretty regularly for business or to see friends. I love being here, there’s a great art’s heart in Christchurch and it’s very well supported. It’s devastating, having been here pre-earthquake, and to come back and see the changes. It feels like a lot of memories, especially in the city, have been just wiped out. It feels like part of your heart has been torn away. Tell me about some of those memories. I used to love having a Sunday off. I’d wander off and go sit in a café or a bar and do a crossword and have a beer. And with that compact central living you’d just wander back to your apartment, it was really relaxing. You were one of the Court Jesters, right? Yes, I was one of the original guys there in the early days. It was 1998 when I first took up improv, in Palmerston North, just before I came here. It’s still something I love. When did you get your first taste of showbiz? Professionally, in 1985 in Wellington. But I had been doing shows all the way through high school. I was juggling those with my ultimate goal, to be an All Black. Once I realised I was not going to be an All Black, I got a chance to do a show and I never really looked back. Where would you be now, if

you had become an All Black? I don’t know, it’s such a big what-if. It was still fairly amateur in those days, so I don’t know where it would have taken me. I was a pretty handy player in those days, but I played against a couple of them and it was a big step up, so that made me question it. But I was doing both for a while. I did a show while I was still playing seniors, so we had our final at Athletic Park in the morning, and the bus dropped me off on the way back that afternoon at the theatre to do my show. So moving on to your TV roles, you went from being cast as fairly normal characters, like the detective in Lawless, to actually being cast as a monster in Power Rangers. What happened to make it go down hill so fast? [Laughing] It was actually nice to get that challenge, really. See, I was playing nice cuddly father or policeman roles quite a lot, which was fine, but when people see you in the same roles quite a lot you don’t get typecast exactly, but I suppose they can’t imagine you in other roles. So getting the chance to play a monster was actually quite fun. And since then I’ve had the chance to play other less savoury characters, like Thor in The Almighty Johnsons. I actually stumbled across a picture of you in the show, singing in a wedding dress. Can you explain what on earth was going on in that scene? Well, James Griffin, who puts together the show, is a good friend of mine. We play golf together. He was mulling ideas and said there’s a great Nordic myth about Thor and Loki, where they saw there was a hen’s party on, full of virgins. They wanted to go because they were pretty naughty boys, so they dressed as women to get into

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the party and ravish them. I said that sounds like fun, but didn’t think anything more of it. But the mythical story ended up woven into the storyline. What did your family think when it aired? Did you get much teasing? A little bit! But the family are pretty cool with it, they love watching what I do. I get more teasing from my golf buddies, and friends at softball and soccer. My mum loves anything I’m in, although my two brothers are always happy to give me a wind up. I actually appeared naked in that show too, which was something I really wasn’t prepared for. Obviously you’ve done a fair amount of advertising, too. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever had to advertise? Probably the most memorable would be as the Dynamo man, because they saturated the screen with it, so I became known from that point as the Dynamo man. I’d be out on the streets and people would yell at me, Dynamo, you gentle giant. Housewives would come up and tell me they loved me. It really killed me in the market, no one would touch me for years. So there was an upside and a downside. I was in In My Father’s Den, which was very powerful – but no one remembers that stuff, they remember the adverts. It’s a slightly frustrating aspect. It pays the bills, but I don’t think it’s what most people

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realities of their personalities have been brushed under the carpet. Seddon in public put on an air of liberalness and said he wished to see change and evolution, but in private he had very strong opinions on women having the vote. At the time there were two levels to Parliament. So he would be on the floor of the main chamber putting forward motions to support a change, but when he got upstairs he very actively worked the house to make sure they didn’t pass the bill. He was a bit two-faced in the whole thing. Is he the sort of guy you think you’d invite over to a dinner party? Yes, he would certainly be an interesting dinner guest! Being a publican and politician for so many years, he would have had some pretty funny stories to tell, that’s for sure. What was it about the show that sold you? I think, coming to a show about Kate Sheppard, people expect something quite tidy and Victorian, with a lot of cups of tea. But the opening song will change that view. There’s rock, blues, gospel, a bit of Elvis style, punk rock, bit of rap and great humour through it as well. So it’s a little bit irreverent and quite rude, but still an accurate view of what went on. The title of the show, That Bloody Woman – is that something you’ve ever said? [Laughing] Not that I can recall with any accuracy, but it undoubtedly has emerged from my lips. But it’s definitely used in both contexts in the show. • That Bloody Woman will run at the TVNZ Festival Club in the Arts Centre tonight and tomorrow night from 7pm, and on Sunday from 8.30pm. Tickets are $36-$41, and can be booked through Ticketek.

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EQC UPDATE

KEEPING YOU INFORMED | AUGUST 2015

Still work to do as 4 September approaches The fifth anniversary of this date will be a notable day for Cantabrians and those who have moved elsewhere as a result of the earthquake sequence. “For EQC, the fourth of September 2010 was the beginning of what would become a settlement process for 400,000 claims relating to about 170,000 properties in Canterbury,” EQC Chief Executive, Ian Simpson says. “Five years later, while the majority of EQC repairs are complete, a tail end of remedial work means there’s still a way to go. EQC will stay in Christchurch as long as it takes to ensure this work is completed and fully compliant with the building code.” Damage from the Canterbury earthquake sequence has not been limited to buildings. EQC has had to develop a robust policy for some forms of land damage that had never been dealt with by an insurer. “I know everyone would like to see our work completed by now, but it takes time to draft policy to fairly settle claims for increased vulnerability to liquefaction and flooding,” Mr Simpson says. The last tranche of claims are among the most complex to settle, so EQC is working closely with customer advocacy groups to provide face-to-face service and seminars for customers. Forums like the In The Know hub at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Christchurch also provide opportunities for customers to ask questions directly of EQC.

EQC will put right non-compliant repairs EQC Canterbury Home Repair Programme work that doesn’t meet the Building Code will be made compliant at no expense to customers, Earthquake Commission Chief Executive Ian Simpson says. Mr Simpson was responding to a report on earthquake repairs that didn’t require a building consent released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

“We accept that looking at some work again is not ideal for customers and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we can reassure them that bringing repairs up to code will generally involve straightforward fixes, and therefore won’t take much time,” Mr Simpson says.

EQC and Fletcher EQR will be auditing ‘jack and pack’ repairs carried out as part of the Canterbury Home Repair Programme (CHRP), where floor re-levelling was required across the entire house and required engineering or other specialist technical input.

’Jack and pack’ repairs involve a home being temporarily jacked up to allow packing to be inserted between the piles and the under floor framing, to re-level floors.

It will also audit any perimeter concrete foundation repairs where there was engineering or other specialist technical input. As a result of the MBIE survey we are rechecking the files of 3,600 homes – around five per cent of the 69,000 houses in the repair programme – to make sure there is complete evidence that all repairs are code compliant. The evidence includes photos of the repairs taken as part of a final technical inspection. “Where there is any element of doubt that all the repairs were checked properly or that there is not full photographic and documentary evidence of all the work being completed to code then the repairs will be re-inspected,” Mr Simpson says. “Video mounted on remote controlled robots will be used where getting under the home is difficult. “Based on the MBIE survey findings, of the 3,600 homes being rechecked we can probably expect to remediate around 1,200

As the Earthquake Commission completes its last few thousand claims in Canterbury, it is increasingly contacting customers directly and working with independent community advocacy groups to resolve issues. Through forums like the In the Know Hub at the Eastgate Shopping Centre and smaller, targeted meetings with customers and communities, EQC is able to help more people. Customers can still get in contact with EQC through the usual pathways or get help through independent agencies:

“Any CHRP repair found to be non-compliant under the Building Act will be repaired, either by the contractor that did the original job, or if that contractor is no longer part of the CHRP scheme or unable to do the work for any other reason, by an accredited builder appointed by Fletcher EQR. “No remediation will be at the homeowner’s cost,” Mr Simpson says.

The MBIE report found that some floor re-levelling and perimeter concrete foundation repairs carried out in the Canterbury rebuild did not meet the Building Code. MBIE describes most of the shortcomings as “relatively minor and easy to fix.”

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homes, which is around 1.7 per cent of the repair programme,” Mr Simpson says.

In the coming weeks Fletcher EQR and EQC will contact CHRP customers where ‘jack and pack’ and perimeter crack repair requiring technical input have been undertaken on their homes to update them. Mr Simpson says EQC and Fletcher EQR have a number of quality assurance processes in place. However, CHRP repairs are no different to other construction work in that it is not possible for supervisors to be on site at all times. “As the MBIE report notes, the level of non-compliance identified in the survey was similar to that being found in Auckland and Christchurch for consented projects, and while it’s by no means ideal that some remediation of CHRP work is going to be required, that provides some context around the scale of this situation,” Mr Simpson says. There’s more information at www.eqc.govt.nz

— Customers can get in touch with EQC’s contact centre by phone on 0800 326 243 between the hours of 7am to 9pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 6pm on Saturday, or email us at info@eqc.govt.nz — If a customer prefers to speak to someone face-to-face, they can make an appointment with a member of EQC’s Community Contact Team by phoning or emailing EQC’s contact centre using the information in the first bullet point above. — Customers can be referred to EQC or other customer advocacy/ support agencies at the ‘In the Know’ information hub at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Linwood. Customers can book a time to talk

with an EQC representative in person about their claim by phoning 0800 326 243. Information about the hub and additional resources can be found on the hub website at intheknow.org.nz

The following agencies independent to EQC can also provide assistance: — The Residential Advisory Service (RAS) provides free, impartial advice to residential property owners who are facing challenges in getting their home repaired or rebuilt after it has been damaged by the Canterbury earthquakes. The service helps customers understand the process they are

EQC’s Ian Simpson outside a CHRP repair on Cashel Street.

In the Know Hub stays open

so it’s really important for customers to get full information and support.

The community-led In the Know information hub at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Linwood will stay open – providing customers with direct access to community advocacy groups and EQC community contact staff. EQC welcomed the continuation of the hub. EQC General Manager of Communications and Public Education, Suzanne Carter, said it was a straightforward decision to support the hub.

“The hub is also a good example of how organisations involved in the Canterbury rebuild and community advocacy groups can work well together to provide practical help for customers. “For that reason, EQC will continue supporting the hub as long as we have customers in Canterbury needing information to help settle their claims,” Ms Carter said. The Hub is open Monday – Wednesday 9am – 6pm and Thursday 9am – 8pm. Closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

“EQC is into the last few thousand claims in Canterbury, which are among the hardest to resolve,

going through and to make progress in their repairs or rebuild. Call RAS on (03) 379 7027 or 0800 777 299, or visit their website – advisory.org.nz — Earthquake Support Coordinators provide information and practical help for those whose homes and lives have been directly affected by the Canterbury earthquakes. The service works with them to plan what they need and connects them to services including earthquakerelated housing, financial assistance and housing, legal, EQC and insurance help, to name a few. To request an Earthquake Support Coordinator, call 0800 777 846. This service is free and confidential.

— The Canterbury Support Line is available to talk about anything other than the specific details of an earthquake claim. Customers can call 0800 777 846 between 9am and 11pm any day, for free and confidential information, support, counselling and connection to emergency services. — The Canterbury Insurance Assistance Service (CIAS) is a community driven advocacy agency tasked with ensuring homeowners get a fair and reasonable outcome from their insurance policies. You can contact them on assistance@ cias.org.nz CIAS Case Facilitators are independent, knowledgeable and persistent. Services are confidential and free.

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Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and cook for 1 minute or until seeds begin Directions to pop. Immediately add onWash, dry and shred silverbeet ion and stir-fry until lightly leaves. browned. Saute onion over medium Stir in spices and quartered potatoes and cook over a heat until soft and translucent, gentle heat for 5 minutes, then add shredded silverbeet stirring at all times. Add and continue cooking, stiring, stock and chilli. Cook gently until silverbeet is well wilted, for 10 to 15 minutes until then remove to a mixing bowl. potatoes are tender. When cooled sufficiently, Add cauliflower, peas and add feta, nutmeg, lemon zest canned chickpeas and cook and enough breadcrumbs to for 5 to 10 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender. • Check out the Raeward Fresh specials to help get you Serve hot with a yoghurt dressing or chutney. started on these tasty recipes

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Hillmorton High School - Middle School - the best preparation for high school and NCEA success The middle years of schooling are recognised as a crucial stage in students’ lives, one that has significant consequences for ongoing educational success. International research indicates that young adolescents benefit from programmes designed especially for their needs. At Hillmorton High School we have created a middle school (Years 7-10) within our Year 7-13 context. Within our Middle School we meet the needs with an exciting and engaging curriculum suited to the needs of our students aged 10-15.

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HILLMORTON NETWORK NEWS A Collaborative partnership!

To the fore of this collaborative partnership is a focus on developing the Key Competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum and working HNN is a collaborative partnership with together, the students are gaining the staff at the South Learning Centre some quite specific media skills such and it sees the team of Year 8 and 9 as presenting and editing. students building on the skills gained last year and working to create exciting news Hillmorton has a number of former students working in the media - Jason stories. Fa’afoi, Mike McRoberts and current Starting in Term 3, already the team has “What Now” presenter, Chris Kirk to produced their first news programme name a few! and, on more than one occasion, has been seen filming various events around Who knows where this current learning might lead! the school.

Hillmorton - A middle school in a high school setting

• Experienced subject specialists in Science, The Arts, Technology, Physical Education and Languages. • Access to secondary specialist facilities - fully equipped Science laboratories and new purpose built Technology facilities are examples.

Our Year 7 & 8 students spend 17 hours each week in Base Camp, initially with one main teacher but by Term 2 they are using the Modern Learning Environment well, working with two or three teachers. For the remainder of their school week they “explore” with our high school subject specialists in Science, PE, Languages, the Arts and Technology, all taught in a high school environment preparing them, in a way only available in a 7-13 school, for high school. The move into Year 9 is a very smooth transition, not having to cope with a change of school. Our students welcome and support those who come from full primary or intermediate schools to settle into the high school environment. At Year 9 & 10 we are developing ‘contexts’ for learning where teachers work collaboratively to ensure the students’ interest are taken seriously. To date we have Sport in Education classes at both Year 9 & 10 and are researching the concept of Arts in Education as a second context for students to choose. This style of learning not only keeps students well engaged in the middle years but is also very satisfying for teachers who also thrive working collaboratively. We invite you to consider Hillmorton as your local Middle School option!

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• Students are provided with abundant opportunities for personal development and passions with such activities as sport, J Rock and itinerant music lessons. • Leadership opportunities abound and there is the opportunity to learn from senior students in a safe environment where senior students are role models.

• A personalised learning journey is developed with all staff as your child grows through Years 7 to 13.

If you have any questions, or wish to visit the school to see if this is the right place for your son or daughter, please contact us - we would love to show off our great school.

• Fewer transitions provide stability in the crucial middle years.

• We offer an inclusive smaller learning environment where students are known and taught as individuals. This allows for our students to enjoy a significant number of opportunities that are not always available in other contexts.

We continue to accept enrolments at all levels. Your enrolment is important to us and we advise you to enrol as soon as possible to assist us with our planning for the coming year.

• Students are well-prepared for the next step of secondary education

• Experienced specialist Year 7 and 8 teachers.

Enrolment packs are available at school the School office.

In 2014, Hillmorton became a composite school - a Year 7-13 school! Building on the great work that was done in the first year, we continue to develop a strong middle school. Middle Schools or Junior High School are common models of schooling globally. We believe there are a number of benefits of being in Year 7 and 8 in this environment.

• There is an emphasis on developing a strong community.

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Maddy, along with other gifted and talented writers from Years 7-10 are now enjoying participating in a series of writing workshops with writer Kerrin Davidson who writes under the name Kerrin P Sharpe. Kerrin’s objective is for students to work towards publication, in journals, blogs and competitions. We look forward to reading the students’ efforts!

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Sugar, sugar, you are my candy girl OH, SUGAR sugar … You can’t live with it, you can’t live without it. I made the unfortunate mistake of watching That Sugar Film at the weekend. Unfortunate, why? Because I love hot cinnamon doughnuts. A good bar of coconut rough, or an icy fruit cider at the end of the day … yes, sugar is my friend. The kind of friend that clogs your arteries, makes you feel sick, and could drastically shorten your life expectancy … apparently. Big ups to that friend! Not. So after watching the unfortunately enlightening, aforementioned sugar film, I found myself pondering the role of sugar in my life. Then I decided to try going two weeks without it – just to see if I felt any different. It’ll be easy, I thought. I don’t eat much of the white stuff. Sunday was day one. Breakfast was difficult. I love a good bowl of Cornflakes in the morning. Crunchy flakes, a dash of blue milk and tinned peaches – and I’m sweet. Only thing is? Both the Cornflakes and the fruit were sweetened. Literally. Argh. Lunch was even trickier. Have you ever met a sugar-free takeaway for when you’re in a hurry? I didn’t think so. Then it got to my very last game of hockey for the season. Isotonic sports drink? I think not. I passed the jet plane lollies on at half-time and wondered if I’d have enough energy to finish the game.

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As the day wore on, I was confronted with the uncomfortable truth. Even I – the green tea guzzling thing that I am – eat far too much sugar. Apparently, I’m not the only one. Kiwi women eat an average 24 teaspoons of sugar a day, and men, 30. That’s well over the recommended intake, and most of it is hidden. It’s in our “health” smoothies, our curry mixes – even the Kiwi staple, good old tomato sauce, is full of the stuff. Take a bottle of Charlies Good Old Fashioned Mango Orange Quencher – that single drink has more sugar in it than two Cherry Ripes! Gutted. My little experiment started con-

versations everywhere – at church, home, and even at the office. “Sugar can’t really be that bad for you,” said Frank adamantly in the lunchroom. “I don’t know about that…” Kerry replied. The topic was hotly debated, until good old Vin-dog scraped his chair back: “I’m sick of all this b******t, I’m off for a smoke.” “You know that even cigarettes have sugar in them, to make them more addictive, right?” “Not these ones!” He trumped me by continuing outside, grabbing a pink umbrella from the stand and proceeding to do a rain dance outside the window. We all burst into laughter. What a funny guy. Before I have to leave ya for this week – I’d just like to say, while I haven’t been perfect in going sugar-free, I do feel so much better. I wake up feeling zingy, I don’t have so many crazy mood swings, and I’m not getting those late afternoon cravings either. I really recommend you try it – just for a day or two. Like they said in the movie: “Sugar isn’t evil … but life is so much better when you get rid of it.” -Emma-Jane McLennan, emmajane@dailyfix.kiwi

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Want to compost but just don’t have the time? Have the time, but haven’t a clue where to start? Welcome to carefree composting, the fast and furious, utterly fail-proof art of turning almost everything you normally throw out into a rich pile of garden goodness. Diana Noonan makes it easy for gardeners on the go. But I don’t have space for a compost pile! Yes you do! A 90 sq cm plot of flat(ish) outdoor surface is all that’s required. Any surface will do, from grass to concrete. A sunny spot is great, but shade will be fine, too. Do I actually have to, like, build something? If you want to, why not? If you don’t, no problem. If you’re building a structure, make it no smaller

once living? If the answer is ‘yes’, you can almost guarantee it’s okay to put it in the compost. So, dig out your newspapers, coffee grinds, teabags, cardboard cartons, wrecked cotton jeans, the contents of the vacuum cleaner bag, food scraps, the rattan wastepaper basket with the hole in the bottom, the takeaway coffee cup, even the hair you clipped from the poodle.

than a cube with sides measuring 90cm (but bigger is better). Sides can be made of recycled wood or roofing iron, wire netting wrapped around poles, old concrete blocks, or even ex-land agent’s hoardings and political billboards (turn the politicians’ faces inwards).

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try carefree composting I thought you had to layer everything? It helps to have layers of green stuff, such as grass clippings, food scraps, the outer leaves of cabbages and fresh weeds, between layers of brown stuff, like dead leaves and flowers, animal manure, seaweed, straw and sawdust, but there is no wrong way. However, it is important to sprinkle a handful of lime (you get it from a garden centre) into the pile every now and then. And always start your pile on a 3-4cm high base of sticks (the sticks should be about as thick as your finger) and/ or twiggy shrub clippings. This open layer helps air get into the pile and stops the compost pile becoming stinky. What’s with the worms? Everything! Worms are like living waste disposers. They chomp through the contents of your compost pile (cardboard and all) and feed their plant-nourishing excrement back into the compost. Red worms and stripy tiger worms are the ones you want, not the big fatties that live in the turfs under the lawn. Most people find that composting worms mysteriously make

themselves at home in the compost pile after a week or so. If this doesn’t happen, beg some “starter worms” from a friend’s compost. They breed fast so just a handful will do. In the worst-case scenario, go online and purchase a packet. Truly – they’ll be delivered by post. So, how does my compost pile heat up? Tiny lifeforms living in the compost are the force behind the heat. To help them get to work, feed your pile with fresh animal manure and green waste (especially grass clippings). The more the better, so beg some from your neighbours as well. Compressing helps with heat, too. Each time you add a layer or two of waste to the pile, get the kids to jump on it so everything gets well pressed down. If you haven’t had any rain for a while, add a couple of buckets of water to the pile. And don’t forget to top the stack with a cosy covering of old carpet, sacks, recycled cardboard or a tarpaulin to lock in the warmth. What’s with this ‘turning the pile’? Turning the pile is only for

1. Won’t meat and fish scraps attract rats and mice? Maybe. It depends how deep in the pile you bury the waste and how hot the pile is. Set some rat traps around your pile if it’s a concern or plant catnip close by. Alternatively, use a lidded, vermin-proof bin. 2. I thought worms didn’t like citrus skins. Just like you, worms will leave on their plate what they don’t fancy eating. But the citrus will rot down, eventually, without the worms’ help.

the people who have time and energy to do it. The rest of us turn nothing but a blind eye. ‘Turning the pile’ means that, after a few months, you pull the pile apart and put the stuff from the outer edges into the middle and vice versa and it’s so everything gets a turn to heat up, and nasty weeds and bugs get cooked into oblivion. If you don’t get time to turn the pile, it’s not the end of the world. You might get weed seeds in your garden, but it’s nothing mulch won’t put paid to. You may also get a few useful seeds such as pumpkin, zucchini and rocket sprouting. As for the nasties, it’s a risk, but so is everything in gardening. And, in my book, risky compost is better than no compost at all.

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3. Won’t my neighbours complain about flies round the pile? Not if you cover your food scraps with some soil, grass clippings or sawdust, and pass a fresh lettuce over the fence every now and then. 4. How do I get my compost pile to heat past warm? Unless you’re making the pile your life’s work, don’t expect miracles. Check its dimensions (it should be no less than a cube with sides of 90cm). To promote heat, add some extra green material and animal manure, cross your fingers, and if the temperature is still not outstanding, don’t panic. Decomposition will still work on cool. It’ll just take a little longer.

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Pallet-box garden Landscape architects, Grant Stephens and Rebecca Hammond, show us how to upcycle old pallets into artistic and rustic planters or storage boxes.

STEP ONE

Collect some old pallets. You will need roughly three of them depending on how many slats they have intact. If possible, try to find ones with hardwood or treated slats. Use a hammer and crowbar to pry off the slats, trying to keep them as intact as possible.

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Place your new pallet box in a sunny spot. You can use the box as a planter, or a make a lid and transform it into a storage unit.

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Most pallets range in size, but are slightly over a metre in width. Take eight differentcoloured slats and, using the tape measure, make a mark at 1000mm from the most intact end.

Take four of the legs and make a mark 40mm in from one side. Repeat step seven with the 500mm slats but instead of butting them to the edge of the leg only, go to the marked line. Screw the leg to each slat. Repeat for the other end and other four slats.

Use a saw to cut the slat at this point. You may find a drop saw easiest to do this, but a handsaw will also work.

Take the remaining two legs and screw them in the centre of the two longest sides. You should now have two long sides and two short sides.

Repeat steps three and four to cut eight slats at 500mm and 10 slats at 600mm. The 1000mm and 500mm slats will become the sides and the 600mm slats will be the legs.

Cut two more slats at 800mm. Measure 300mm down from the top of each long side panel and place a 800mm slat on the side without the legs. Screw it in place. Repeat this process with two 300mm slats on the shorter sides.

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Take four of the 1000mm slats and lay them flat, side by side. Put one of the ‘legs’ (600mm) on top at one end and align it as shown, with only one end overhanging the slats. Screw it to each slat.

Lift up a long side and a short side and hold them together at right angles. The leg of the shorter side should overlap the end of the long side. Screw these two sides together then work around so that all four sides are screwed together in a box.

HANDY HINTS: If you’re not sure if the wood you have used is treated, err on the safe side by painting your box with exterior paint and lining the inside of it with polythene. Before you cut the slats to length, try to sort them so that you have roughly the same combined width of slats for all four sides. STEP ELEVEN

Cut a piece of treated plywood to fit snugly into the base of the box. It should rest on top of the slats from step nine.

STEP TWELVE

Mitre cut four slats at 45°, at the correct length, to make a cap along the top of each side of the box, and screw these in.

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ollowing the highly successful Cricket World Cup,we are expecting a bumper season with lots of children keen to start the journey to being the next Black Cap. There are clubs all over the city and all ages and skill levels will be welcomed. The junior grade rules make sure that all players get to participate and games last from 2 hours for the younger players. As a team sport, cricket caters for all ages, sizes and strengths. From the end of August junior cricket clubs around Christchurch will be holding their registration days for the new cricket season. The Christchurch Junior Cricket Association (CJCA) run junior cricket in Christchurch with the season starting on 17th October. Some clubs will also run registrations at their key Primary

JUNIOR REGISTRATION SEASON 2015/2016 Grades available for all ages, boys and girls. From $135 subs for the season (Sat 19th Oct 2014 - 19thMar 2015). Coaching included weekly that is held at Elmwood Park. Registration Open: On-line 15th August Cricket Express, 210 St Asaph Street Saturday 19th September 1pm-3pm Registration Close: 20th September Mandie Godliman - OBC Junior Coordinator http://www.oldboyscollegians.com/obcjunior.html

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and Intermediate Schools so keep an eye open and sign up early to avoid disappointment. Check out the ‘About’ section of the CJCA website, www.cjca.org.nz, to see a list of all the clubs in the city. If you are “starting out” with a child playing cricket for the first time, or have any questions, please ring Barry Hazeldine CJCA manager, on 356 1991 or email cjca@ hotmail.co.nz for any advice needed. As well as the 16 clubs, there are four Independent Schools that also run teams in the CJCA junior grades. The majority of junior’s play on Saturday mornings, with some clubs opting to play their more junior teams on a Friday night. In all, last season CJCA catered for around 2500 players but hope this will increase after the World Cup. A new fun based, midweek version will be offered this season for Yr 5 to 8 players with teams from schools and clubs welcome. Prior to Christmas this will be based at Burnside Park whilst in February and March it will be based at Burwood Park. The cricket season has an eight week break from December 19th for Christmas, New Year and the January school holidays. Cricket then resumes on Saturday February 6th and goes through to the last day of the season, Saturday March 19th (with Easter falling on the last weekend of March). In January, there will be two teams selected to compete in the 53rd South Island Tournament, this year held in Dunedin. Selection for these two teams, culminates with the annual Spring Tournament, held in Christchurch in November. The girls South Island Tournament is again being hosted by the CJCA in Christchurch, between 22nd and 24th January. Two Christchurch teams will be selected for this tournament. Two further boy’s tournaments will be played at Mandeville, just outside the city. Four Year 6 teams will compete against other Canterbury Associations between January 5th and 8th.

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those that can play on Saturdays. More details will appear on our website as they are known. Most junior cricket games are played on a Saturday morning, starting at 9am. Kiwi starts at 10am whilst the top Yr 7 and 8 Premier grade’s start at 12.30. The new midweek competition is likely to run on Wednesday evening for 6 weeks at each venue. CJCA WEBSITE HAS ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED

The CJCA has developed a comprehensive and easy to traverse website.www.cjca.org.nz Boys and girls, parents and coaches, and of course club officials, can keep up to date with all the various grade draws, results, playing conditions, cancellations and points can be viewed. Representative opportunities are also well promoted on the site which allows for online tournament registrations. It is also a major way to find out relevant information if you are looking to join a club. Later, four Year 7 teams will compete between January 19th and 22nd for their own year based titles. GRADES TO SUIT ALL AGES AND ABILITIES

Over the years the CJCA have developed and designed a significant number of grades to best cater for the large numbers now playing the game at junior level. The softer ball grades, KIWI for year 0 to 2 players, 20/20 for Years 3 and 4 and Super 8s for years 5 all have 8 players in a team and can include both boys and girls. Hard ball grades operate in School years 5 to 8 with separate boy and girl only teams, although mixed teams are also allowed. Some discretion is shown within the girl’s grades to ensure that they feel comfortable and confident in their team. There are divisions in most of these grades to ensure teams have competitive games. This season a new soft ball, fun based and quick version will be run for Year 5 to 8 players who cannot play on Saturdays. This will run on a midweek evening at a central park, see above, with the hope that it will attract extra players to

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ON THE back of one of the warmest summers I can remember came the harsh reality of a South Island winter, and certainly one of the harshest I’ve experienced. Temperatures well below zero have been common, but it was the consistency that surprised me and, of course, when we have rain during the evening and then a frost, we get the black ice and formidable driving conditions. Twice I’ve been summoned by my daughter asking for transport after ice made accessing her Celica difficult. Both times I’ve had the good fortune to be driving a four-wheel-drive vehicle or, as in the latest case, as Subaru label it, Symmetrical All Wheel Drive. The car was the new Legacy which lands here just a year or so after the new Outback. Why I’m mentioning the latter is because the two are now a lot more closely aligned, not so much in ride height, but if you want a wagon out of the Subaru stable you need to buy an Outback, today’s Legacy is sedan only. But, there are other factors which tie the two together, the new Legacy also arrives with the choice of two engine options – a 2.5-litre four cylinder petrol engine and a 3.6-litre sixcylinder petrol, although the Outback’s four-pot diesel isn’t available (yet) in the Legacy. The test car was the big six, and in each of the vehicles I’ve experienced this engine I’ve always commented on its power and sophistication. Subaru are no strangers to flat-six engines, they first had a six-potter in 1987 and it has been constantly refined and developed to the point where it has universal application. Today it is rated with power outputs of 191kW and 350Nm, both figures realised quite close in the rev band at 5600rpm and 4400rpm which promotes an energetic nature, but with the pairing of a continuously variable automatic

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Hagley Oval will host two one-day internationals and a test match during the coming international cricket season. The two one-day games will be against Sri Lanka, on Boxing Day and December 28, while the test will be against Australia, starting February 20.

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By Andrew Voerman MITCHELL DUNSHEA has had a busy year. The 19-year-old lock made his ITM Cup debut for Canterbury in Sunday’s 20-15 win over Counties Manukau, marking the start of the third campaign he’s been a part of this year. The first was with the New Zealand under-20 team at the World Cup in Italy, where he started two games, one of them the final, as they claimed the title for the first time since 2011. On returning from Europe, he got stuck in with Lincoln University, starting at lock as they claimed their first Canterbury metro club title since 1981. With Lincoln, Dunshea’s locking partner was Dom Bird, who also happened to be his partner on Sunday as he made his debut. They aren’t short of company at Lincoln either, with Scott Barrett, who impressed for the Crusaders earlier this year before becoming a long-term absentee with injury, and Dunshea’s under-20 teammates Josh Goodhue and Hamish Dalzell also on the playing roster. Dunshea says having so many up-and-coming locks in one place is definitely a good thing.

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“We’re all kind of pushing to get the starting spot, and with (Crusaders) Scott Barrett and Dom Bird, I’m just learning a lot from them. It’s always good training amongst those fellas.” He said it was special to have played at ITM Cup level for the first time while still a teenager. “I was pretty shocked. We came round to the game and it was pretty nerve-wracking running out in front of the big crowd. “It was a big step up from most rugby that I’ve played. It was a bit more physical and the speed of it was faster, after the first 40min I was feeling it.” Dunshea has retained his spot for tomorrow’s crunch encounter with Auckland up north, and said it was good to get another opportunity to start. “It should be another challenge and another chance to prove myself – I’m looking forward to it.’’

The team: Daniel Lienert-Brown, Ben Funnell, Joe Moody, Mitchell Dunshea, Dom Bird, Reed Prinsep, Matt Todd, Luke Whitelock (c ), Mitchell Drummond, Richie Mo’unga, Patrick Osborne, Tom Taylor, Ryan Crotty, Johnny McNicholl, Cameron McIntyre; Reserves: Ged Robinson, Alex Hodgman, Siate Tokolahi, Ben Matwijow, JJ Manning, Jack Stratton, Rob Thompson, Marshall Suckling.

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Middleton Grange School have won the inaugural McDonald’s Thompson Trophy schoolboy competition, beating Cashmere High School 80-68 in the final at Cowles Stadium on Wednesday.

Culturing passion important FROM THE start of the winter sport season at the end of March up until now, I must have been to dozens of games and matches. Basketball, football, hockey, league, netball, rugby – I’ve been to them all, indoors and outdoors, in sunshine and in rain, and there has been plenty of great action to see. But the best of them all came just this week, on Saturday and Wednesday, the finals of the schoolboy rugby and basketball competitions. The crowd at Rugby Park was the largest of any club fixture in any code this season, bigger even than that of the club final at the same venue a month earlier, with students and old boys from both Shirley and St Bede’s turning out in colourful number, making plenty of noise and giving the game a real sense of occasion. Like their rugby team, the boys

A n d r e w Vo e r m a n from Bede’s were superior – both in size and strength of chorus – undoubtedly inspired by the margin being racked up on the field, where they won 32-13. Standing there on Saturday, on what was a perfect late winter afternoon, I was reminded why high school sport can so often be preferable to adult club sport. It’s the unbridled passion of the fans; whose connection to the team they are supporting can often be both very tight and very intense. It’s a belief I’ve held since I was at high school myself – at Mt Albert

Grammar in Auckland, for those who like to note these things – where many a weekend afternoon was spent watching the school’s football and rugby teams, and our shared experiences, all those days spent in classrooms and in the courtyard, in assemblies and sitting exams, seemed to lead to an increased passion. Though at some clubs, those which have fostered a culture over the years, the same thing exists, I think it is more easily generated at schools, where a pack of new members are introduced each year, and

are (more often than not) eager to show their pride in an institution that will play a big part in their lives. It was a feeling hammered home on Wednesday night at Cowles Stadium, where Middleton Grange and Cashmere were fighting to be the first winners of the McDonald’s Thompson Trophy. School sides have been competing in Canterbury Basketball’s Saturday competition’s for years, but this new competition, played in school gyms, usually on Monday nights, has been set up to try and

capture the sense of spirit I’m talking about. Just like on Saturday, there were plenty of students – and parents – from both schools, making plenty of noise, and though Middleton led from the first whistle, and ended up winning by 12, 80-68, the game was quite the spectacle – particularly in the third quarter where Cashmere reduced what was a 19-point lead to one, with the volume of the crowd rising and rising as they did. Though they left Cowles on Wednesday disappointed, they now head off to next week’s South Island tournament seeking revenge – and what an experience that tournament, and the dozens of others around the country will be, as the sports stars of tomorrow all come together to compete, all bringing that special level of passion.

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