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The city’s finest roared into action when two ducklings got stuck in a drain. South Island Wildlife Hospital volunteer Angela Tranter called out the Fire Service to Regents Park Drive on Thursday after being contacted by a member of the public. When Ms Tranter got to the drain there was a note left to direct help that was being quickly assembling. “A lovely lady called Sam Macintosh, who was in the area street collecting for the IHC, came and helped me and then a guy driving past, Roger Mikkelson, stopped.� Unable to get the ducklings out, Ms Tranter called the Fire Service, which raced to the scene. While they were waiting, Mr Mikkelson had managed to get one duckling out but the other had gone further into the drainage system. “The fire guys were fantastic – they called headquarters and found out where drains went,�

Ms Tranter said. “The duckling moved over a large area and we had to keep moving to the next access point.� A firefighter went into the drainage system and flushed the duckling into a net using their fire hose. “It was a great outcome,� Ms Tranter said. The ducklings will stay at the South Island Wildlife Hospital where they’ll be looked after until old enough to be released. Ms Tranter wanted to give ‘big ups’ to Mr Mikkelson who stayed the whole time to help.

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Antique & Collectors Fair Christchurch Girls’ High School, 10 Matai St east, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am5pm. An antique fair presented by The Antique Fair Charitable Trust TACT. All items for sale including antique furniture, vintage tools, china, linen, crystal, art, glass, silver, clocks, books, jewellery (vintage/modern) and collectables. Eftpos available. All items are for sale, for inquiries phone Diane 0216 09399. Adults $6 and accompanied children free. Heavenly Twins Organ Concert St Andrew’s at Rangi Ruru Presbyterian Church, 16 Merivale Lane, Merivale on Sunday from 2.30 -3.30pm. Pairs of pieces by various composers around César Franck’s Chorale No 2 in B minor. Played by John Dodgshun. “Sex Cells” (Elmwood Players) Elmwood Auditorium,

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Quality picture books and story books will be available. Admission is free. The Body Festival - (re) Build St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester St, Merivale on Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm (re)Build is the culminating performance of a week-long residency between Hagley Dance Company and United States-based contemporary dance company, Bodyart. The third in a five-part series (The Decay Project), this movement based film and live performance is born out of broken down and/or decayed spaces in our everyday landscape. This film uses the ruins of February 2011 earthquake-damaged remains as a jumping off point. From natural disasters to spaces left in ruin by years of neglect. Rather than focusing on the issues that caused these stages of decay, it is the project’s goal to focus on beauty through rebuilding, sustaining or reflecting. Admission $10 at the door


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News tips? Email or phone 371 0777 Your opinion? Facebook us on BRIDGE REPAIRS The Helmores Lane bridge will be closed until early 2016 for repairs. Pedestrians and cyclists should consider using the newly opened Carlton Mill footbridge. The city council and the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure and Rebuild Team are working together to repair damaged and aging bridges around the city.

Call for safer intersection ANDREW KING

An intersection near two schools, deemed to be one of the most dangerous in the area, needs “urgent” work to make it safe. Fendalton-Waimairi Community Board deputy chairman David Cartwright said the pedestrians needed a safer way to cross the intersection at Clyde Rd, Fendalton Rd and Memorial Ave. He said it was one of the worst pedestrian crossings in the area. “It is on the radar of our top five most dangerous intersections in the ward,” he said. The intersection currently has a pedestrian crossing. The city council has included investigations on how to upgrade the intersection in the Capital Works Programme budget for this financial year. A report will be presented today to the Fendalton-Waimairi Community Board with options. Mr Cartwright said the community board was trying to get city council staff to look at the crossing urgently. “There is a significant number of young kids, from both Medbury and Fendalton Open Air


DETOURS There will be no entry from Fendalton Rd to Holmwood Rd for about two months. Holmwood Rd traffic can still enter Fendalton Rd. No right turn is available on Queens Ave or Garden Rd. Suggested detour is Wairarapa Tce and Garden Rd. Wai-iti Tce is one-way between Bryndwr and Clyde Rds for a month. Suggested detour is Ilam Rd. SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS Three new city council social housing units in St Albans, opened on Tuesday. The one-bedroom units, which feature double glazing, wet-area showers and mobility scooter parking and charging areas, were opened by the city council at its Berwick Courts housing complex. They are part of 41 new units currently under construction to help replace the city council’s 113 units lost to the red zone following the earthquakes. Tenants are expected to move into the new units next month.

UPGRADE NEEDED: The intersection of Fendalton, Clyde Rds and Memorial Ave are rated one of the most dangerous in the ward by the Fendalton-Waimairi Community Board.

Schools, and university students that use the pedestrian crossings,” he said. Mr Cartwright said the community board would like a raised pedestrian crossing put in so motorists have to slow down. This would make those who

use the crossings aware that they are on the roadway and improve visibility of the pedestrians, he said. “It is a speed bump with a purpose,” he said. The implementation of any agreed measure will be subject

to the amount of funding available, said Mr Cartwright. “We will have to look at where can we find some money in the budget for this project, we don’t want push it up the list at the detriment of something else.”

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We ask National MPs how the Government has fared a year after being elected Gerry Brownlee, MP for Ilam Since September 20, 2014 and the installation of the third John Key led-Government of which I’m proud to be a minister, the electorate office has continued to be a busy place. Issues affecting constituents in their engagement with Government agencies and departments can often be helped along with a visit to the office. Education institutions in the Ilam electorate are not only large employers, but are also known for the quality of their teaching. While several schools suffered severe earthquake damage and have been operating in constrained circumstances, rebuild plans at Christchurch Boys’ High School, Christchurch Girls’ High School, Burnside Primary School and Cobham Intermediate are under way or have been completed in the last 12 months.

I’m grateful to the boards of trustees for their hard work to get the best for students now and in the future. Another important education issue in Ilam has been the decline in foreign fee paying students; an important source of additional funds that enable extra resources for the whole school community. I’ve been working with Minister of Education Hekia Parata to see what can be done to get through this lean time. City council is currently proposing a new city plan and I’ve been receiving and reviewing both submissions and decisions, particularly relating to the Avonhead part of the electorate. For Ilam constituents and residents, having good civic facilities in the city are important contributors to enjoyment of life here in Christchurch. I have recently gained Cabinet approval for the Metro Sports Facility which will be a great asset for the entire city. Other anchor projects are progressing well and I’m putting a lot of time into the Convention Centre project and

SOAP BOX the Performing Arts Precinct. Beyond April 18, 2016, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act will cease to exist. Regeneration will be the focus of new arrangements and I’ve been working closely with the mayor on a new law to see Government and city council work closely together to progressively pass governance and management of the rebuild to the Canterbury community.

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$7 million upgrade planned for bridge ANDREW KING

A $7m upgrade of the Marshland Rd Bridge, including new traffic signals, could start next year. The city council has proposed an upgrade on the Marshland Rd Bridge, including traffic signals at the intersections of Marshland, Lower Styx and Hawkin Rds. Work, if approved, is likely to begin next February and will take 18 months. Residents have welcomed the move, saying they have waited 10 years for the city council to make safer the “dangerous” intersection. Spencerville Residents Association president Jenny Knight said the group had started talking to the city council 10 years ago about the safety of the intersection. “We have been trying to get it upgraded for a while so it is good that it is going to happen as it is quite a dangerous piece of road,” she said.


PLANS: The city council is looking to improve safety around the Marshland Rd Bridge. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

But the city council report to a joint community board meeting this week said it was the growing subdivisions in the north of Christchurch that prompted the work. The community boards approved the plan but it will need the city council’s approv-

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STREET CLOSURE Geraldine St will be closed for two weeks outside property No 66 to repair a section of the earthquake-damaged wastewater main. The work will take place intermittently and when work on the repair is not taking place the work site and the road closure will be uplifted. Usual hours of work will be 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, with weekend and night work when required. Traffic will be able to enter and exit Geraldine St from either side of the road closure, but will not be able to use it as a through route while the site is being worked on. YALDHURST GROUP The Fendalton-Waimairi Community Board has selected its representatives for the Yaldhurst Area Liaison Group. Board deputy chairman David Cartwright and board member Sally Buck were confirmed at its last meeting. NEW INITIATIVE An initiative to create a future manufacturing workforce by creating career pathways into the sector for secondary school students, is set to begin in term 1 at Christchurch Polytechnic next year. The Youth Gateway Manufacturing programme is a collaboration between CPIT, secondary schools, Canterbury Development Corporation, Competenz and the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association. The course will be followed by a 10 or 20-week work placement. It is open to year 11 to 13 students. For further information email

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Chris Aynsley has been the chairman for the Merivale Precinct Society for around eight years now. He chats with reporter Andrew King about its goals, the biggest issues in Merivale and his stance on heritage buildings Hi Chris. When did you get involved with the Merivale Precinct Society? It was quite a while ago now. In 2002 I started on the board, had a break for a year or two while we had kids then back into it. I have been the chairman since 2007. What does the society do? It has been around since 1971. It is pretty open on what its core principles are. We decided it was about preserving the quality of life in Merivale. We are encouraging a diverse mix in the neighbourhood including commercial, industrial, and residential developments. You also give advice to the city council on certain things in the area? We are very close with the city council and give feedback on what they are doing in the area often. We petition on certain things, provide community events, we have fixed up the war memorial at Elmwood Normal School and adopted the village green by

The Brewers Arms. We founded the Merivale Business Association. That is now its own entity as we realised after the earthquakes the business side needed its own voice. Why is all that important? The concept of a community in the modern day is waning. The diversity of life now makes people spread themselves a bit wide. It is nice to have that sense of community. It is important to have people to chat with and not a fragmented society. How many members do you have? We have a very solid board of around nine or 10 people with a very diverse range of backgrounds. Membership is not huge but is in the hundreds. When we do a mailout it’s around 300 people that we send stuff too. We haven’t pushed it hard, and we need to turn our minds to that. We listen to anyone in the Merivale area and don’t disregard people’s concerns if they are not members.

What are the biggest issues facing Merivale at the moment? We have three key issues. It’s business as usual for the carols, so that is under way. We want to have a good tidy up of the village green and get some plantings done, maybe have a working bee over the next three weeks. Our main concern is The Representation Review. How the wards are made up. We could be split between a few wards, I have to get my head around it and decide what we will do about it. If our precinct is in two thirds of one ward and a third in another we will have to talk with more than one community board. We have to decide if it is a good or bad thing then what, if any, activity will happen from that. How do you see those issues being solved? We will bring the community together and have a bit of a chat about what is best for our area. What do you think of the new Chinese Methodist Church?

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PROJECT: Chris Aynsley wants to get the community together to make the Merivale Village Green on Papanui Rd, a space that can be enjoyed by those who live around it.

I don’t think anyone could have an opinion on what people do with their personal land. You have to get your community meeting spot back up and running. I have had plenty of comment both ways, negative and positive. I am encouraged that it is not a block of 36 apartments and I like the diversity brought to the community. Are we destroying too many of our heritage buildings?

We have always had a keen interest in preserving heritage buildings. We [Merivale Precinct Society] used to get so focused on preserving buildings we lost the core focus on what we are supposed to be. I love heritage if it is safe, if it isn’t then I’m not for it. Is Merivale growing as a suburb? There are more commercial buildings on Papanui Rd,

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and there will be less and less residential properties along that stretch of road. There are some interesting times ahead. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Fendalton and Merivale. I have been in the area for close to 50 years. Where did you go to school? I went to St Bede’s College. What was it like growing up in Merivale? It wasn’t really regarded as an affluent suburb, most of Christchurch wasn’t, it was dotted with a few good houses and the rest were small wooden things. Back then you would call Merivale what St Albans is now. It has become an affluent suburb because of its access to amenities. It was a nice suburb but it has come a long way. What do you do for a day job? I am a self employed life insurance broker. Are you married? Married with three children. I have two girls and one boy. My girls are at Christchurch Girls’ High School and Elmwood Normal School and my son is at Medbury School. Thanks Chris.

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crew to escape, and prevent the plane crash landing on the French village of Yèvres. She will spend two weeks in France as a youth representative of New Zealand at a war memorial service in honour of the him. Grace will meet members of the ambassadorial staff from the New Zealand Embassy in France, as well as other dignitaries from the RAF and French local government bodies.

TOP FORKLIFT DRIVER St Albans resident Fraser Coulthard has won Forklift Driver of the Year in the annual Countdown Supplier of the Year Awards. Mr Coulthard said the competition was hard work, but rewarding to take part in. “This is my third time reaching the national finals, but my first time winning.” Mr Coulthard said he hoped the award would help him move up ladder towards being a manager. “I’ve been working really hard to make it to the top over the past year and winning is an awesome confirmation that the hard work has paid off.”

Papanui High School student Maddison Fuller is the first New Zealander to be accepted into a Sydney dance school, Ev and Bow. “I am so excited, it is such an amazing opportunity for me,” Maddison said. “This is definitely what I want to do, I want to make dancing my career,” she said. Maddison is trained at Levings School of Dance, based in Riccarton. The annual fee for the dance school is $10,500 a year with accommodation on top of that cost. “We are trying to fundraise for it and get as many funds as we can to pay for the dance school, accommodation, and other expenses,” she said. Maddison is no stranger to success in her dance. She has been nominated for the New Zealand Young Performer of the Year Awards, to be decided on October 15 in Palmerston North. She was part of a group that went the United States in 2013 and competed in Anaheim, California, in three competitions –

SCIENCE AWARDS Selwyn House School pupils Lydia Pye and Isobelle Singleton have won awards at the Canterbury-Westland Science Fair. Lydia won the three awards and $450 in prize money. They were: The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural science award for good experimental design; the Callaghan Innovation Award with the most innovative exhibit with commercial potential; and second place in the Environment Canterbury award for outstanding scientific and technological investigation into protecting and enhancing Canterbury’s natural resources. Isobelle was awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand Canterbury branch Excellence in Experimental Design, Approach and Interpretation which won her $150 prize money.

HONOURING PILOT Christchurch Girls’ High School student Grace Partridge (below), 17, has won an essay competition writing about World War 2 bomber pilot Noel Stokes. Flight-Lieutenant Stokes from Christchurch kept his badlydamaged Lancaster bomber in flight long enough for his

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Joining up another part of the city The link between Little Hagley Park and Carlton Mill Rd has been restored. The Carlton Mill footbridge has been completed at a cost of $1 million, jointly funded by the Government and city council. The demolition and construction work by Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure and Rebuild Team’s McConnell Dowell team took five months to complete and opened a month ahead of schedule. Mayor Lianne Dalziel cut the ribbon and said: “It is the connection between this part of town and our Hagley Park and the central city and beyond. That’s what a bridge represents – a crossing, a joining together.”

Car smashes into Papanui Coupland’s A vehicle hit the front of Coupland’s Bakeries on the corner of Main North and Sawyers Arms Rds on Friday (September 18) about 7.20pm. Manager Nicola Tahi said no one was in the building at the time. She did not know the cause of the crash. “We were up and running the next day at around 9.30am,” she said. “We have a few regulars who have come in and asked what happened, pretty much everyone who comes in asks what happened.” The glass around the front of the shop will be replaced but would take about two weeks until the glass is cut. The front of the shop is boarded up until then.


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Dancing through time at St Patrick’s St Patrick’s School has put on a whole school production called Who Stole The Beat? on Wednesday night. The production was written by year 6 teacher Robyn Moore, and included every child in the school. The theme was dancing through time, with each class performing an item from a different decade.

ELEMENTARY: George Baker was Sherlock Holmes.

Some of the hits were: Stayin’ Alive, Let’s Go Fly a Kite, Shake a Tail Feather, Do Re Me and many more. The year 8s held starring roles (Sherlock, Dr. Who, Patrick Swayze, Sarah-Jane, Little Man and Jokesters). More than 400 people attended the production.

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Tell us what’s happening at your school. Email andrew.king@ or phone 371 0777 Bishopdale School pupils from room 4 entered the children’s sand saucer section of the Alpine Garden Society’s Spring Show held at the Woolston Club. The children created their sand saucers under the supervision of their teacher Mr Lines. EmilyRose Thompson won first, Peteseta Siufanga second and Kaleb CrichtonWilliams finishing third.



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Merrin School has three finalists out of 10 entries in this year’s Rotary Speech Competition. Sara Mann, year 7, Imagination, Jessica Waddams, year 6, Why Giraffes are not good Pets and Chloe Tapp, year 4, Weird Inventions. The finals will be held at Breens Intermediate next school term. Front Row: Isabella Tuaine and Sara Mann. Middle Row: Emily Norris, Charlotte Carey, Chloe Tapp and Jamie Pagulayun. Back Row: Anna Huang, Caitlyn Waddams, Jessica Waddams and Thomas James.

YOUNG GARDENERS: From left – George Hoeft, Peteseta Siufanga, Kaleb Crichton-Williams and Lincoln Castle entered their sand-saucers in the Alpine Garden Society’s Spring Show.



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KEEN READERS: James Growcott (left) and Caleb Rumens with their choice from the Cotswold School Scholastic Book Fair.

Tablets make way for print Electronic devices took a back seat at Cotswold School with the Scholastic Book Fair in town. Held at the school library pupils were able to choose from a wide selection of fiction, activity, non-fiction books and funky stationery. Every purchase saw about 30 per cent of the profits being given to the school. Pupils, staff, families and the community came through the doors with $5589.70 of books being sold meaning that $1956.39 can be spent on Scholastic books for school’s library. Student librarian Caleb Rumens was interested in the Jurassic World book because he is fascinated with dinosaurs. James Growcott bought Star Wars – Build Darth Vader.


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Heaton team does classic proud

Heaton Normal Intermediate School has adapted a classic children’s tale into a play. Pupils and staff for the past term have been working with physical education teacher Mandy Roberts, to produce their musical production, Honk Jr. This is an adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson’s fable, the Ugly Duckling. Principal Andrea Knight said: “The whole Heaton team of teachers and students can feel very proud of the outstanding show. “More than 100 students have been working hard attending many rehearsals in order to achieve the high quality show.”

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FUN ON STAGE: Pippa McAnergney plays Ida in the school production Honk JR, an adaption of the Hans Christian Anderson’s fable, the Ugly Duckling. (In pink from left to right) Molly Payne, Claudia Wright, Lexi Ross, Sophie Goode.

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Wairakei School puts on My Fusion Rules Wairakei School pupils have been experimenting with their culinary flair. Seniors at the school have had a technology unit this term around fusing two cultures’ foods into one recipe. They had to design a recipe, make it, evaluate it and then redesign their recipe to get their final product. It ran like a My Kitchen Rules exercise but they spiced it up a bit by calling it My Fusion Rules. They set up one of the classrooms like a kitchen with cookers, microwaves and the children had two op-


portunities to make their dish. School secretary Maria Ballinger was the judge and taste tester. “They had some interesting combinations,” she said. On top of coming up with a new style of food they also had to design kitchen outfits to cook in. Rata home group was awarded the overall team winner after all the scores were tallied up and were presented the My Fusion Rules Cup at the school’s end of term assembly on NEW FOOD: Luke and Sadie spread chocolate sauce on their idea – a dessert pizza. Friday.



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Kings reach out to youngsters The Canterbury Kings have been weaving their way through the community. It is called the Kings in the Community School Programme. Each day the Kings have been out and about visiting schools playing cricket games, teaching some new skills and giving away some merchandise. The Kings first game is November 8 at Hagley Oval against the Wellington Firebirds.

Let us know what’s going on with your club or team Email andrew. king@starmedia. kiwi or phone 371 0777

KEEN CRICKETERS: Cotswold Primary School had a chance to learn some crucial cricket techniques with Canterbury Kings players Ronnie Hira and Logan van Beek.

SCORE: Pupils from Belfast Community Day enjoyed their time with the Canterbury Kings and their community goodie bags.

Big achievements for young players

Proud moment Ex-Belfast player Luke Thompson with his daughter after Japan defeated South Africa 34-32 at the Rugby World Cup in England. The Belfast Rugby Club said ‘they are extremely proud of their former player’ who has now been playing for Japan for a number of years. Japan is now ranked 11th in the world, just below Samoa and ahead of Scotland. Japan’s giant-killing run ended against Scotland losing 45-10. Japan’s next game is against Samoa on October 4.

Christ the King Catholic School, Burnside, has accomplished a lot this year. The first competition they entered was the Canterbury Primary Schools A Grade competition on Friday afternoons. They got to the final and beat Riccarton Primary School 45-15 to lift the title. They then qualified top for the Canterbury Primary Schools Rugby Tournament which they won 21-7, after another hard-fought game against Riccarton Primary. To top it off, the week before they played the Canterbury tournament, they won the Catholic schools tournament.

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If the shoe fits

Summer’s on the way, Get Walking With the warmer temperatures and the general improvement in the weather, now is a great time to dust off those walking shoes.


ncreasingly the health benefits of active commuting and using public transport are being recognised and are well researched. This is a way to combat poor health and prevent a polluted environment. For every 1200 steps or 12 minutes walking (about 1 kilometre) you burn calories, improve your health and happiness, and reduce your disease risk;1300 steps save 72 cents on car costs, and avoid 0.2kgs of carbon emission. People who commute by bus or train and ferry, get on average over three times the exercise of those in a car. And bus and trains are the safest way to get around.

The question is if it’s so great why aren’t more people walking and using public transport? Living Streets president, Andy Smith says “Walking is part of every trip but we want people to walk more. We do see more people walk and use public transport in some places but our cities have been developed for the car. This makes it difficult to get the exercise we need every day – recommended 30 minutes activity most days for adults, and more for children and teenagers. We think it should be easy to walk or use public transport to where you want to go every day – save the car for out of the ordinary trips.


hoes, shoes and more shoes. Stop by the Wairakei Shoe Outlet today and explore their aisles and aisles of footwear choices. This pop up outlet store on Wairakei Road has a sister store in Hornby. Both locations offer a large selection of multiple footwear brands at bargain basement prices. You’ll enjoy the array of shoes, including one of the cities widest selections of one of their featured brands - CC Resorts. You should be able to find what you’re looking for. Now that spring is here, check out their Saimon Sandal selections. Chat with their expert customer service team, who are there

to help you find the right pair of shoes for the occasion you’re looking for. Just as important as the shoes comfortable fit, you’ll be amazed at their reasonable and affordable prices. Come and visit the Wairakei Shoe Outlet today and find what you’re looking for. • Dress shoes • Work shoes • Men’s shoes • Sandals • Boots • A variety of other choices Come to Wairakei Shoe Outlet, where the service is top notch, the selection is extensive and prices won’t break the bank.

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Papanui’s past

Street names puzzle We conclude a series about the memorial avenues of Papanui with the last five of the 16 streets – Condell Ave, Dormer St, Gambia St, Kenwyn Ave and Windermere St. Condell Ave Condell Ave from Blighs Rd to Matsons Ave was originally all Matsons Ave. The name change came in 1956 before the development of the road through to Greers Rd and the new subdivision. This was on 80 acres of land owned by Christ’s College, and a number of the streets were named after former headmasters – Blanch St, Bourne Cres, Flower St, Harris Cres, Moreland Ave, Richards Ave and Tothill Place. Condell Ave was named after Thomas de Renzy Condell (1848-1923) He was born in Ireland and came to New Zealand with his mother on the ship Zealandia in 1858.   Thomas was educated at Christ’s College and later became the first housemaster of the boarding house at Christ’s College and was the first old boy to join the staff. Dormer St This was referred to in

IN SERVICE: Papanui’s Gambia St is named after the World War 2 cruiser HMNZS Gambia.

a newspaper in 1913 as a new street and it didn’t appear in street directory until 1915 when Diedrich Mehrtens was the only resident listed. Where did the name Dormer come from? Gambia St Named after the HMNZS Gambia, launched in 1940, it was New Zealand’s largest cruiser and saw service with the British Pacific fleet during World War 2. Why would the name Gambia be chosen when the street is tucked in amongst the street names all relating to the Horner family? Kenwyn Ave This was a development of five acres of land off

Mays Rd owned by Percy Nicholls, a land agent. The avenue was named after his two sons, Ken and Winston. It first appeared in street directories in 1950. Windermere St Windermere Rd takes the name from Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England.  Formerly Park Rd, it first appeared in street directories in 1887. It was re-named 1926.  Is there a reason for choosing this name? If you can answer any of these questions, add information, or want information, please contact Papanui Heritage Group through ckgrant@xtra.


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Classes for juniors to seniors or individual private lessons Preparation for examinations and competitions Full teaching registration BBO

Ph 027 282 5700

Joan Adams (A.R.A.D) Solo Seal

PILATES Beginner & Intermediate classes, Tuesday & Wednesday nights. Fendalton Croquet Club, Makora Street. Phone Julie 351-2100

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WINDOW CLEANING Average 3 bdrm house inside or out $40. Both $70. Phone Trevor 3442170 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 Mykle 027 399 1673

• Hornby WMC • ph 349 9026 • 17 Carmen Road, Hornby


What's on

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS Members Lucky Card Draw



Tickets available at the club office and bar - downstairs -


copies delivered into homes and outlets!


93,000 MulTI AwArD wINNINg publIShINg COMpANy

- upstairs -

The Style magazine package gets your message into

CONTACT Juliet Dickson DDI 03 364 7409 Mob 021 688 159 Viv Montgomerie DDI 03 364 7494 Mob 021 914 428

Open Tuesday to Saturday 12pm-2pm and from 5pm.

$10 ROAST Available Tuesday, Wedsnesday, & Thursday

Quality a la carte with a view! Open FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY from 5.30pm Bookings Recommended

FRIDAY SPECIAL: 2 for 1 Steak Sizzler Meals SUNDAY SPECIAL $25 3-Course Feast Soup - Roast - Dessert

202 Marine Parade | Ph 388-9416 Members, guests and affiliates welcome


Monday September 28 2015



Entertainment nt's Going On In Tow


‘Famous for their roasts!’

Contact: Jo Fuller - phone 364 7425

Highly respected singer/songwriter, Don McGlashan is currently on a solo tour of NZ to promote his latest recording Lucky Stars and plays the Hilltop Tavern, Akaroa next Friday 9th October. A rich collection of personal songs exploring love, regret and mortality, the recently released album Lucky Stars from pre-eminent singer/songwriter Don McGlashan is already considered to be among his best work. Written at a bach on the Thames Estuary, Lucky Stars was recorded mostly at Auckland's Roundhead Studio, Auckland with guitarist Tom Rodwell, Mutton Bird David Long and Seven Sisters/Phoenix Foundation drummer Chris O'Connore.



Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

School Holidays Seniors SPECIAL Treat the Kids! Two courses Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert

Kids two course special from $



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

Special available lunch only Monday - Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm Conditions apply.

Racecourse Hotel Motorlodge

118 Racecourse Rd, Sockburn, Christchurch. Ph 03 342 7150 (opposite Riccarton Raceway)

HARRINGTON'S HAS NEW OWNERS Watch out for our NEW NAME coming soon!


Our mission is to offer great customer service, great food and a great experience. We hope to see you soon!






Open from 9.30am till late




20 15

b e r o t f e k s t O German Food & Beer Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd October 2015 with 3 sessions

Entry Friday $12 / Saturday $15. Decide which sessions you want to attend and book early on 323 7353, or email


180 Johns Road, Northwood | Phone 323 7353 Online bookings at


LIVE MUSIC Bookings Essential

PH 386 0088 GardenHotelRestaurant

Lunch & Dinner All you can eat, 7 days

6PM FRIDAY 2nd October




Monday September 28 2015





Wilson Hellaby Corned Silverside




Irvines Pies 6 Pack







Sealord Hoki Fillets 450-480g

99 kg

Loose Truss Tomatoes




$ 79


Tararua Butter 500g


Whittaker’s Chocolate Block 250g





Speight’s/Summit 24 x 330ml Bottles



each each

Mud House 750ml (Excludes Pinot Noir/Haymaker)

Prices apply from Monday 28th September to Sunday 4th October 2015, or while stocks last. Trade not supplied. We reserve the right to limit quantities. All FCNO2809

limits specified apply per customer per day. All prepared meals are serving suggestions only. Props not included. Certain products may not be available in all stores. Proprietary brands not for resale.








Fresh-Up Fruit Drink/Juice 3L


Comfort Fabric Conditioner 800ml/Persil 1kg/Surf Liquid 1L

FreshChoice Merivale 189 Papanui Road, Christchurch. Phone 355 4432. Open 7am-9pm, 7 days.

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