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West Spreydon School’s future rugby league stars got some tips from one of the world’s best last week. Shaun Johnson (right) made a special appearance at the school on Wednesday. The Warriors halfback was brought down to Christchurch by Sky Television and spent an hour running drills. He also held a short question and answer session with the 40 year 6 pupils. Johnson said he chose the school because it is where his nephew attends. “It’s pretty cool to catch up with him. If I can come down and hang out with a few kids and convert a few at the same time it’s a pretty good day,� he said. Being able to spend time playing with the kids is one of the favourite parts of the job, Johnson said. “I was a sporty person growing up and I would have loved nothing more than


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Opawa Community Carol Singing Sunday (December 13), 6pm You are invited to join a fun, family-friendly, community carol singing event with the Stedfast Brass Band. This will be held on the river bank, by the footbridge on Ford Rd, opposite Opawa Community Church. Bring your own rug and/or seats. Barbecue sausages, coffee, cold drinks and cakes will be on sale from 5.45pm. Ford Rd, opposite Opawa Community Church.

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Damage closes pool BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

What appears to have been a sugar-fuelled break-in caused Waltham Lido Pool to close on a scorching day last week. The pool was closed on Wednesday after a reception window was smashed the night before and glass got into the pool. Not only was the window smashed, but the offender took off with a selection of lollies including lollipops and chocolates. Temperatures reached 31 deg C on Wednesday, but those wanting to take a dip there were out of luck. City council recreation and sports unit manager John Filsell said the pool closure came after a break in over the night of December 1-2. There was no other damage to the facility, and the sweet treats were the only things taken. The pool reopened on Thursday once it was determined it was safe to use again. Meanwhile, broken beer bottles and rubbish being left in Waltham Park, near the pool is causing concern for a nearby resident.


INJURIES FROM CRASHES A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after his car flipped onto its side in Opawa last week. St John sent two ambulances to Ford Rd at 5.36pm on Monday. The man was then taken to hospital in a serious condition. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, a man in his 40s was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a car and motorcycle crashed in Sydenham. St John was called to the intersection of Durham and Wordsworth Sts at 8.36am. LEASE APPROVED Kidsfirst Kindergarten Cashmere has been granted a new deed of lease of 20 years at its Hackthorne Rd site. The SpreydonHeathcote Community Board approved the lease at its meeting last Tuesday. The kindergarten is on a city council owned piece of land behind the reservoirs and the site can not be utilised for anything else.

NUISANCE: Waltham Lido Pool was closed last week after broken glass was found in the pool after a break-in. Inset: Rubbish left in Waltham Park is a concern for nearby residents.

Bunyan St resident Lynette Neale said youths often hung out at the park’s car park and left broken bottles and beer boxes there on the weekends. She wrote a letter asking help of the Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board.


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Membership declining in service clubs Ivan Lawson Lions Club of Christchurch South president I write this article as the current president of the Lions Club of Christchurch South and make the point that the views expressed are those of mine personally. I started with the Lions organisation back in 1978 when my employment had taken me to Hamilton. A letter box drop advised of a meeting where formation of a Lions Club was to be discussed. Thirty men aged 30-50 attended and from the meeting a new Lions Club was formed. This was symptomatic of the attitude of that time that service clubs could play a vital role in their community. I have transferred my membership to Dunedin, Christchurch, Balmacewen and Christchurch again. The clubs were all vibrant organisations and inductions of new members were frequent – there were 45 members at

Christchurch South. Today there are only 22 of us. There has been a steady decline in the Lion Club membership and the question is: Why? There has been no decline in the requests for financial assistance – the community are very much aware of our existence. Our overtures to the community at large to seek membership falls on deaf ears, not only for Lions but other service clubs as well. This year alone, Christchurch South have made significant donations to two local schools. From all of these my club has not received a single inquiry relating to membership, it is almost a matter of being taken for granted. I have grave fears that in not too many years ahead clubs such as Lions and Rotary in particular will cease to exist. Pressures of current day living are a frequent excuse from people in the middle age range for not joining.Those conditions existed back in 1978, I held down a responsible job, was off to work at 7.30am

and home around 6pm, had three daughters all at different schools in Hamilton. Our funding application requests a full disclosure as to costs for which assistance is required. All too often little or no effort has been made by the applicant to go out of their way to help themselves, Lions at large are not a cash cow so not surprisingly such applications receive scant consideration. I call the current time as reflecting the “Oliver Twist” syndrome, Oliver asked for more porridge and was dealt with for asking, but unless people come forward to cook the porridge then the community at large will be the loser.


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Three busy Cashmere intersections are being pushed for an upgrade, with traffic lights being proposed for Dyers Pass Rd roundabout. The Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board is pushing for changes to the Dyers Pass Rd, and the Worsleys and Cashmere Rds and Hackthorne and Cashmere Rds intersections. The changes were discussed at the community board meeting last week, two days before a woman was knocked off her bike at the Dyers Pass Rd roundabout on Thursday mornBUSY: Heavy traffic traveling along Cashmere Rd at peak times is ing. making it difficult for residents to turn right out of Hackthorne Rd. She suffered moderate injuPHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN ries. Money has been set aside in whether traffic signals would find it difficult to turn right the city council’s Long Term be the best option at the bottom onto Cashmere Rd. Plan for traffic signals at the of Hackthorne Rd. They often turn left onto roundabout, and mediating the Board member Karolin Potter Cashmere Rd, then right into Worsleys Rd exit onto Cash- said if the two other intersec- Fairview St and onto Rose St. mere Rd. tions were budgeted for, money Board chairman Paul McBut the Hackthorne Rd inter- may be able to be squeezed to Mahon said all three of the insection was not included. include it. tersections are contributors to The community board wants “I couldn’t think of any other Cashmere Rd. all three to be upgraded at the way of having a shot at it given He said residents did not same time, as they all link to the council’s finances and the feel safe using them with the one another. needs elsewhere.” amount of traffic. It has asked city council staff Cashmere Rd becomes busy “All of these intersections on whether this could be done at peak times, and motorists need to be dealt with strategias one project and to look into coming down Hackthorne Rd cally.”

XMAS WISH LIST The Southern View invites both young and a bit older to send in a Christmas wish list to Santa this year. It can be what you would like to see under the tree, or perhaps something you would like to see in the New Year or even what you are grateful for. So get writing and email bridget. rutherford@starmedia.kiwi and you may see your letter in the Southern View. QUAKE HUB TO CLOSE In the Know Hub at Eastgate mall will close its doors as scheduled on December 17. The hub is a collaboration of earthquake-related agencies offering a one-stop shop for residents with inquiries. Since its formation in April, it has been visited by more than 4800 people and hosted more than 20 different seminars. The agencies will continue to support and work with residents to ensure their issues are progressed effectively. Any residents still engaging with the hub will be contacted prior to its closure. $2500 FOR PROJECT New Zealand Institute of Sport has been granted $2500 of funding to go towards the PHITfest project which is being held at Pioneer Stadium and Centennial Park on March 28. The Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board approved the grant from its discretionary response fund

last Tuesday. The event will be a one-day sports tournament aimed at the Pacific Island community to promote exercise, sport, health and well being. It will be combined with the community board’s sports equipment swap which is being planned. Cashmere High School student Niva Chittock also received a grant of $250 to go towards the cost of attending the Get2Go Challenge in Great Barrier Island. The challenge will run until Friday. It includes rock climbing, orienteering, mountain biking and problem solving. REPAIRS FOR RIVER WALK The Woolston loop river walk is scoped for repairs in this financial year. The repairs will deal with the boardwalk and wet track issues to make its accessible for use. The track was damaged in the earthquakes. There is currently no confirmed reopening date. ONE-WAY STREETS Part of Shetland St, Woolston, will be one-way from today so that new stormwater pipes to be installed. The street will be one-way with a priority give way in place. The work will be completed by December 22. Meanwhile, Spreydon’s Lyttelton St has a one-way system between Sparks Rd and Roberta Drive until Christmas. Northbound traffic is being detoured along Roberta Drive, Barrington St and Frankleigh St.

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Speed zones likely for schools BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

Cashmere High and West Spreydon schools are likely to have safety improvements made on nearby streets. The city council is looking at installing 40km/h s speed zones outside both schools. New signage on parts of Wychbury St, Urella Pl, Lyttelton and Stourbridge Sts outside West Spreydon, and Rose St and Beechworth Ave near Cashmere, will indicate drivers need to travel at 40km/h. Every year the city council has a budget to install school speed zones, and West Spreydon and Cashmere are at the top of the priority list.

Family consent needed to remove grave trees

The lower speed limit would be in place at peak times in the morning and afternoon. West Spreydon principal Marriene Langton said the school would be delighted for the speed limit to be dropped. She said the school had spoken to the city council and police about the issue previously because there were “hundreds” of children in the area. “I just think it might be a good reminder that there are lots of children on the road.” The Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board approved the changes at its meeting last week, and it will now go back to city council for final approval.

Trees and shrubs growing out of graves in Sydenham Cemetery cannot be removed without the consent from families of those graves affected. The Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board discussed the issue last week after it had been raised in consultation on the replanting plan for the cemetery and Somerfield Park. A petition, signed by three residents, called for the trees growing out of some of the graves to be removed by the city council. Other feedback received also mentioned the trees should have been included in the removal plans as part of the replanting. But community board chairman Paul McMahon said it was hard to determine whether the trees had been planted by families or whether they had self-seeded. “They all need to be dealt with sensitively.” He said for trees to be removed it would have to come from the families. “If there are trees growing

on families’ graves that people do not want there they need to contact the city council and let them know.” The community board decided to approve the replanting plans, which included the northern boundary being planted with maple species, the eastern boundary with kowhai species and the park boundary with totara species. This was the preferred option derived from the feedback received in consultation. Some residents wanted edible fruit and nut trees planted in the cemetery, however, all cemeteries are considered potentially contaminated. The board asked the city council whether another location near the cemetery and park could be found to plant them. It also asked the city council to look into the drainage issues east of the cemetery entrance and provide advice to the board. The drainage ditch which runs parallel to McCombs St, has been catching leaves, and the board asked if it could be cleared more frequently.

SENSITIVE: The SpreydonHeathcote Community Board says the city council cannot remove trees growing out of Sydenham Cemetery graves without families consent.

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School staff in fundraiser BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

November is the month of moustaches. But a group of Cashmere High School teachers have taken it upon themselves to go that little bit further for their Movember campaign dressing up as woodchoppers, traffic officers and Mexicans. A group of 25 teachers took part in this year’s Movember campaign to raise money for men’s health. In the final week of Movember, from November 23-27, they held a Mo’Theme Week. The week involved the staff members, including females, dressing up as a different theme each day of the week. Each theme was kept secret from the remaining staff and students. School photographer Andrew Thompson then took photos at school of each day’s look. Mexican Monday kick-started the week, followed by Turtleneck Tuesday and Woodchopper Wednesday. Traffic Cop Thursday and Friday Night Fever rounded out the month. The Movember Foundation was set up in 2003 as a charity to support men’s health. It was originally known for fundraising through men growing moustaches, but other techniques can be used as well. All the money raised from Movember initiatives goes towards

No parking lines painted at retirement village BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

WELL DRESSED: Traffic Cop Thursday (top) and Turtleneck Tuesday were among the themes some of Cashmere’s teachers dressed up as part of Movember. PHOTOS: ANDREW THOMPSON

finding cures for prostate and testicular cancer, and providing support for those who suffer from mental health issues or physical inactivity. It was the second year Cashmere’s Movember celebrations have included the dress-up week. Photos from the staged shoot will be turned into a calendar to be sold

during next year’s Movember. Teacher Nick Milward, who was part of the team, said last year the school managed to raise just over $2900 with contributions from friends, family and the school community. This year about $2902 has been raised, he said.

No stopping lines have finally been painted outside Cashmere View Retirement Village. The Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board asked the council to paint the lines to improve visibility. But in October, city council contractors misinterpreted the map, and painted them in the wrong place on Rose St outside Cashmere View St. The lines outside the retirement village were painted on last week. They also included a bus stop being marked out to stop vehicles encroaching on the space. Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board member Rik Tindall said vehicles were

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HO HO HO: Santa Claus has arrived and is getting all geared up for his big Christmas trip around the world.

Hello Santa! It is so exciting to talk to you. I’ve always wanted to know, what is your favorite Christmas tune? I like a lot of them but if I had to choose . . . what’s the name of the dog? Snoopy’s Christmas. I love that song too. How are preparations for the big trip around the world going? Well we are getting all the orders in, all the mail with the requests. And we are just making sure the sleigh is big enough to carry everything. We are making sure the reindeer are

well fed. I’ve also got my GPS all set to go. Nice, I was wondering how do you fit all your presents in one sleigh? It’s a real mystery isn’t it? We get there though. Very good, because many of us are wondering, how do you travel around the whole world in one night?  With great difficulty sometimes, but every year we always seem to make it through. It is all go. You see on the television they keep a report on where I am in every country. It is all broadcast to the kids. What toy is in hot demand this year? The minions. It’s a new thing out and is the flavour of the month. I think the iPads were all out last year so the kids don’t want them anymore. They want something new. Ah, the minions. Do the children want big cuddly toy minions or what’s the story there? There are games, books, stuffed toys. A big variety. And apparently there is a shortage in the very well-loved LEGO toy collection this year. How have you and your elves got round that?

Well, there has only been one request so far this year for them. And the boy said just any LEGO. There is a variety of requests but there doesn’t seem to be a lot. I usually get the first bookings. I already have the new Star Wars LEGO collection that has just come out booked. What is your favorite toy to make? Boats are my thing. I’ve done a bit of building and sailing in my time.  When you go to deliver these toys all over the world, I imagine there are always a few hiccups along the way. What do you do if someone doesn’t have a chimney to go down? Well it’s a bit of problem these days with modern houses, none of them have got chimneys. We have to improvise but usually they leave a window open for us. Or the garage door sometimes if it is a big parcel they are expecting.  When you come down the chimney, what sort of treats are you looking to find this year? I would like a bit of Christmas cake and an orange juice. Any treat that is just off limits?

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festive fever Yes. I don’t like alcohol unfortunately but as long as it is Christmas cake and orange juice I am very happy. I cannot forget to ask, how is Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer doing? Will he be flying this year? Yes, he’s all checked out ready to go. He has had his medical test. So far his light is flashing all right. Which list is bigger? The naughty or nice list? The nice list is well and truly bigger than the naughty list. There are only a few naughty ones. Haven’t struck any just of late. Have you had a lot of children come and visit you here? Yes, I have had a few and they are all quite nice. Very polite and they all say “thank you’’ when I give them a gift. That is great to hear, I would like to know, what is the most interesting request you have had? Let’s see. I have had a lot of them. One of the sad ones was a brother and sister. They were about 18 and they wanted their mother to come back home from Auckland and live with them. Apparently she did a runner. And you get the odd kids that

IN DEMAND: The minions are a popular choice among the children this year.

ask for happy families over Christmas. And one child yesterday wrote a note saying he wants his present to go to a child in Fiji who doesn’t get presents. So you see quite a few like that. I think one of the unusual ones was a woman come in and asked if she could have a baby. What did you say to that? I was stuck for words. You must get a few interesting ones through. Yes, and the oldest one that came to see me was a 93-yearold and asked me for some nice new clothes. The youngest was about eight-hours-old. Straight from the hospital to me.  Do you ever get tired from

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this Christmas business? Where do you like to go on holiday? Yes, on Boxing Day I like to put my feet up in the sun somewhere away from the North Pole. It’s too cold up there. I like the Bahamas or the Caribbean. As far as you can go from the ice. Are you concerned about climate change? Yes, we are noticing it a bit up there. We are concerned we might not have any snow or ice up there which will spoil our image. Will you get any presents this year Santa? Ooh I don’t know. Hopefully the elves and Mrs Claus will give me something. It’s like the kids– they don’t know what they are getting either. What would you like for Christmas? It’s time we got a new sleigh. The old one is getting a bit tattered. It’s been around for a few years. Finally, do you have a special message for the children? Yes, just be happy during the holiday period. Treat family and friends with kindness and they will treat you the same.

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Hip hop performances, food stalls, face painting and raffles brought people to Hoon Hay School’s twilight fair on November 27. Hillmorton High School’s year 7 and 8 Horomaka Hip Hop Group, a mixture of Hoon Hay and Hillmorton choirs and Hillmorton’s band Lion’s Den all performed. Students helped out at stalls as part of their social action work in physical education and health. Hillmorton’s tiger logo featured on the evening, with teacher Jeremy Marshall and students painting them on the faces of the many fair-goers. STYLE: Hillmorton High School’s year 7 and 8 Horomaka Hip Hop Group performs.

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CLEVER: Hillmorton student Megan Taylor painted many faces on the day.

SINGING: A choir got up on stage to entertain the crowd.


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resilience and maturity. In late October the Board appointed Dick Edmundson to be the 8th Principal of the College. For the last seven years Dick has been Principal at Hornby High School. In all measures, Dick has very successfully led Hornby High School. He is no stranger to Linwood College as Dick has previously worked at the College as an English teacher and as Head of the English Department. We do look forward to working with Dick next year and beyond. I know that he shares with the Board, a determination to see Linwood College become the school of choice, once again, for students in east Christchurch. Dick Edmundson will be formally welcomed to Linwood College at the start of the 2016 school year. The Board also wishes to acknowledge the work of Linda Tame as Relieving Principal since April this year. She has worked tirelessly over the last three terms at the College, to ensure that every student has been provided with every opportunity to achieve at their own levels of personal excellence. Our thanks are also extended to the teachers and other staff at the school for their efforts and commitment on behalf of our young people.

It is always a pleasure to witness the sense of pride in our students, when their widely ranging successes are acknowledged in public forums. The recent Senior Academic Prizegiving and the Sports and Arts Awards ceremonies were no exception. Graduating from the College after five years of attendance, the Year 13 leavers deserve a special mention. Their College experience began just prior to the turbulent February 2011 earthquake and Dave Turnbull - Chairperson Board they will be leaving us having grown in of Trustees

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Senior Prizegiving Winners 2015 Zachary Hing has stamped his name in Linwood College’s history books being named Dux for 2015. Along with taking out dux, Zachary was awarded a Victoria Achiever Scholarship from Victoria University. Deputy Head Girl Jordan Meddings was named proxime accessit or runner-up dux. She also received the University of Otago Mãori and Pasifika People’s Award. The school’s senior students, teachers and families gathered in the school hall to celebrate the year’s successes. It was the first time that the prize giving ceremony had been held in the school hall since 2010. Prize winners were entertained by the highly talented school jazz band and Kimihia haka group. Major award winners: Dux – Zachary Hing Proxime Acessit – Jordan Meddings Top Students in Years 11 and 12 – Year 11 – 1st Chrystal Mehlopt, 2nd Mikayla Austin Year 12 – 1st Lara Hagedorn, 2nd Ruby Kerr, 3rd Skyla Cross

Dux Zachary Hing

Other major award winners: Clayton Amer – I P Anderson for Leadership Bhavna Lata and Wharepapa Tapiata-Bright – 25th Anniversary Commemorative Prize Sammy O’Hara and Waiariki Parãone – Bill Swan Head Students Tim Mangos – Teresa Elms Memorial Cup Navneet Narayan – Rob Burrough’s Cup Niall Fanning – PTA Service Cup Rhyse Foster – Dale Eagar Challenge Trophy

Young Enterprise Talent A group of our budding young businessmen and women faced the BP Challenge earlier this month. The BP Challenge is a three day program run by Young Enterprise where students are coached through the process of developing a product and then how to take the product to market. Two presenters from Young Enterprise ran the program and on the third day students presented their ideas to a panel of judges from our local business community. The judges (seen in photograph from left to right) were Mel Stanley from Pacifica Trust, Mark Harford from Downer, TK Buchanan from Harvey Norman, Gareth Turner from WestPac and Blair Ashdowne from HeatPumpsNow.

For those of you who may not yet be aware, Linwood College caters for intermediate age students in the Year 7 and 8 ‘Lego Block’. These students are led by a dynamic team of teachers who are able to offer high school facilities and individual access to computers (Chromebooks). We are also pleased to announce that the Year 7 and 8’s new playground structure is currently under construction. With another busy term nearly over, students have had a visit from the Science Roadshow, presented and played educational board games, all alongside the current Movie Making unit. However, the most recent event this term has been our International Culture Day. One of Linwood College’s special features is the wide range of cultures that make up the staff and student population. To celebrate International Culture Day a variety of workshops were organised with parents and current students performing cultural dances and songs. It was amazing to see the level of commitment and organisation demonstrated by our student The winning group consisting of Emily Dehn, Shivani Prasad, Callum Lawson, Luke Russell and Natasha leaders. This most enjoyable day wrapped up with a shared lunch. Keating designed an App that would share art work and then charge a fee when any art pieces were purchased.

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The Award evening held at St Margaret’s College in November was hosted by the Confucius Institute. Special prizes were awarded to student from many local schools. This year four of our students were privileged to be presented with their ‘Excellence in Chinese’ prizes by the Chinese Consul General, Jin Zhijian. The students were: Jasmine Jensen, Khodaysa Rajabi, Jordan Tawhai-Taituha and Orion Tipuna (as seen from left to right) standing with the Chinese Consul General.

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Linwood’s disco fundraiser for cancer society


Touching farewell for Opawa School principal

GOODBYE: Opawa School held a special ceremony on Tuesday to farewell long-standing principal Grant Stedman who is leaving at the end of the year. He has been principal of the school for 13 years. Desa Jackson and Emily Blennerhassett presented him with a book that had messages from all the pupils at the school.

GIVING: Linwood College’s school disco helped raise $186 for the Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury-West Coast branch. The school held a year 7 and 8 disco, where all of the funds were then donated. Disco organisers Emma Wade (left) and Paigan-Lilly Hall went to present the cheque with youth worker Anna Chirnside.

SAD SONG: Pupils Phoebe Drowley, Poppy Entwisle and Lucia Frances play their violins at the ceremony.

Senior prizes handed out at Catholic Cathedral College Catholic Cathedral College held its senior prize-giving last month. Altheena Montecillo was named Dux after coming first in class in biology, chemistry, calculus, physics and third in statistics. She also received the University Dux scholarship for 2016 with tuition fees valued up to $6000. Proxime Accessit to the Dux was Paul Limcangco who came second in class in chemistry and first in social studies. The special awards went to: Scholarships Raoul Pope – Principal’s Choice Award: Berneth Barlin UC Emerging Leaders’ Scholar-

ship: Kendra Burgess-Naude Victoria University Excellence Scholar: Paul Limcangco Otago Univeristy Alumni Scholarship and Otago University Accommodation: Samantha Plunkett NZ Tertiary School 1st Year Scholarship: Hillary Harris Otago University Leaders of Tomorrow: Terence Hill College Special Awards House Trophy: Champagnat Leadership to the College – Missions Sisters’ and Marist Brothers’ Cup: Ben Lakin McEvedy Challenge Cup for Outstanding Contribution to Drama: Patrick Connor Service to Music: Gabriel Dela

Cruz and Samantha Plunkett Service to Orchestra: Oceane Herry and Gabriel Dela Cruz Nga Maata Waka Award for the most dedicated student of Te Reo: India-Rose Aulavemai Renee Adams Richardson Award For Achievement in Individual Education in the CPIT Hospitality Course: Carmella Cajoles Bishop Hanrahan’s Cup for Service to the College For the student who has helped in the College Community or the extended Community on behalf of the College: Paul Limcangco and India-Rose Aulavemai Bishop Hanrahan’s Cup for Special Character (Presented in memory of the late Bishop Dennis by his brother and sister-

in-law. Bishop Dennis was the Diocese Bishop at the time of amalgamation. This cup is for the student who has assisted with liturgies and assemblies as part of the Special Character committee: Kendra BurgessNaude and Paul Limcangco Mollie McGrade Clark Award – for General Excellence in a Catholic School: Paul Limcangco Proxime Accessit to the Dux: Paul Limcangco Dux Of The College: Atheena Montecillo Special Sports Awards Sportsman of the Year PTA Trophy: Angus Hooper Sportswoman of the Year: Chelsea Ruiz

Referee of the Year Cathedral College Cup: Oscar Hooper All-Round Sportsperson Casey Rosebowl: Georgia Onekawa Service to Sport Hooper Family Cup: Jacob Ware-Allan Most Outstanding Sporting Achievement Lorna Barnett Cup: Chelsea Ruiz This student has represented korfball for the Canterbury Senior Team which won the NZ National Championships this year. She attended the World Championships for korfball, playing in the New Zealand under-19 team. Although the New Zealand team was not placed in the tournament, she was named the Most Valuable Emerging Player in the world.


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ACHIEVERS: Hillmorton High School student Matthew Northcott (left) was awarded dux at senior prize-giving held on Wednesday. James Adams was proxime accessit and was also awarded the Woolhouse Scholar.

Local heroes presented with Kiwibank awards A dog rescue group founder and a person who helped to set up addiction programme have been recognised as local heroes. Woolston resident Abbey Van de Plas and Karen Watson, of St Martins, both received Kiwibank Local Hero Awards for Canterbury at a special ceremony held on November 26. The awards are part of the 2016 New Zealander of the Year Awards. Ms Van de Plas founded Christchurch Bull Breed Rescue which helps to place unwanted bull breed dogs in new homes. She does everything in her power to look after every dog and educate owners and rescued many of them. She set up a de-sexing programme where she personally covers the cost of de-sexing dogs to prevent unwanted puppies. Her latest accomplishment is the opening of the new bull breed rescue premises which creates more space for more dogs needing help. Ms Watson is behind the Familial Trust which was set up as a safe place for people with addictions, and their families,

WELL DONE: St Martins resident Karen Watson gets her award for her work with Familial Trust.

CARING: Kiwibank chief executive Paul Brock and Mayor Lianne Dalziel present Abbey Van de Plas with her award.

to access support, education, information and programmes on treatment. Since opening in early 2001, the trust now employs seven staff and has 12 volunteer group leaders. She has facilitated 66 Intensive Outpatient Programmes

and set up a children’s group “R.O.C.K.S” (Recovery of Cool Kids) which has up to 38 children attending and benefitting. Having conducted more than 30,000 one-on-one counselling and support sessions, she is always there to offer advice, support or a listening ear to anyone who might need it. All 28 recipients received medals to recognise their achievements. This year, 292 Kiwibank Local Hero Awards will be presented nationwide with one Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero of the Year winner to be announced in February.

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WINNER: Christchurch local Joseph Nation won the Three Peaks Enduro mountain bike event in Dunedin on November 29.

SUCCESS: Our Lady of the Assumption School sent eight athletes to the Canterbury Primary Schools Athletics Championship held on December 2 in Ashburton. From left, Charlotte Restieaux, Georjarna Humm, Julia Burnham, Grace Prior,Cameron Anisy, Kieran Charlton, Lachlan Messervey Siohane, Francis Costas.

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Cashmere resident Joseph Nation has returned home from competing overseas, to win the Three Peaks Enduro mountain biking event in Dunedin. Nation, who recently finished 24th at the end of the enduro world series, has improved on his third place in 2013 and winning four stages out of six was enough for him to take the win, finishing with an overall time of 44min. Starting on Saturday with timed rides down Pineapple Track, part

of Nicols Track and Mt Cargill and was followed by three timed runs down Signal Hill on Sunday. The descents are the only parts timed but riders have to climb in between times to get to the top of the tracks which is unique for the enduro event, a format which has caught on in the cycling world. After spending the winter racing overseas, Nation said he really enjoys the Dunedin course. “It is a really good course, the tracks are really challenging. Some of the tracks we use are normally walking tracks, so it

is good that they are able to be opened up for us to race on. “There are not many races here in NZ that base themselves on the world series. Having a two-day event is pretty rare so it’s great riders here have a race like this,” he said. Nation is just about to start the off-season before he begins his first season overseas fully professional. “It is good to know I have a solid base to build on for my offseason before heading back overseas again.

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Five podiums for school at athletics champs Our Lady of the Assumption School had five podium finishes at the Canterbury Primary Schools Athletics Championships. The carnival was held in Ashburton on December 2 and featured 1982 pupils competing from 188 schools from the wider Canterbury area.

Julia Burnham won the 11 year girls high jump, came second in the 11 year girls 60m sprint and third in the 11 year girls discus. Bridie Restieaux finished third in the nine year girls 1000m race and Alocoque Woods claimed third in the nine year girls 80m sprint.

STRENGTH: Julia Burnham in action, on her way to winning the 11 year girls discus at the Canterbury primary schools athletics competition.

THIRD FOR COCKERILL Cashmere Primary School pupil Pixie Cockerill finished third at the Canterbury primary school triathlon championships. The championships were held at Pegasus on November 26. Pixie completed the 100m swim, 10.8km cycle and 2.3km run course in a time of 38min 4sec. SUCCESS FOR CHCH SOUTH Christchurch South Intermediate have claimed five top-three finishes at the intermediate summer tournament on

December 1. The boy’s team won the tennis competition, with Heaton Intermediate and Ashburton Intermediate rounding out the top three. On the cricket pitch the girl’s team finished third behind Cobham Intermediate in first and Heaton in second. The girls touch team were equal second with Kirkwood Intermediate while the mixed team also finished second alongside Breens Intermediate. The beach volleyball team rounded out the achievements finishing third.

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Stay Calm

this Christmas season Christmas is just around the corner, kids are getting excited, shops are full of gifts, and a lot of adults are getting…. well, stressed!


on’t get me wrong, it’s a great time of year but organising family get togethers, trips, food, presents, end of year work projects and all the extra expense puts pressure on everyone. Stress is a funny beast. As a biological response, something triggers our nervous system and we get a release of adrenaline and the stress hormone, cortisol. There’s heaps of other stuff happening biologically, but basically something happens in the world (or even just a worrying thought) and we get a kick of adrenaline and cortisol which we interpret as ‘scary’. In our caveman days it was a lifesaving response. Without it we might have been eaten by wild animals or poisoned by snakes and scary spiders. But in modern society it’s often an overreaction to perfectly normal annoyances in day-to-day life. Prolonged stress can lead to alcohol and drug abuse, and worse. Some people comfort eat, chain smoke or withdraw into themselves. Frustration and short tempers lead to increased family violence and broken relationships. If you value your health and relationships you need ways of

dealing with stress. So let me change any thoughts you might have in troubling times of “I don’t need help, I’m managing ok” into more realistic ones of, “I need to be strong and level headed enough to get through this”. And, “What can I do to help my loved ones, friends and colleagues when they’re stressed?” This simple shift of attitude will make you feel more capable, resourceful and resilient. Here’s a simple technique to overcome stress. It takes as little as five seconds, and used frequently throughout your day can be hugely beneficial. • Adopt a symmetrical body position – for one it’s more comfy, but it also helps in balancing the hemispheres of your brain which supports better thinking. • Look at the sky – look up. This accesses more visual parts of the brain as opposed to internal feelings (looking down). Gazing into the distance has many related benefits too. • Breathe slowly and deeply into your abdomen, focus on your outward breath – this relaxes your body and mind (I learned the outward breath focus at an antenatal class!).

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Be Sun Smart This Summer S ummer is just around the corner, and as the days get longer and warmer we all spend more time out in the sun. Now is the time to check our sunscreen supply, whether there is plenty and the expiry date.

WHY IS SUNBURN SO BAD? Sunburn can lead to melanoma and other skin cancers later in life and should be avoided. Research continues into how skin cancers are formed, and what type of UV exposure has the worst effects. Sunburn is painful and potentially deadly, so cover up to avoid getting sunburnt. Find out more about skin cancer. HOW CAN I BE SUNSMART Being SunSmart is about protecting skin and eyes from damaging UV radiation. From September to April when outdoors: Slip into a long-sleeved shirt and into the shade. Generally, fabrics with a tighter weave and darker colours will give you greater protection from the sun. Some clothing is sold with a UV radiation Protection Factor (UPF) rating. Clothing with a UPF of 50+ offers superior protection and could be an ideal choice for outdoor workers.

Slop on plenty of broad-spectrum (filters both UVA and UVB rays) sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outdoors and reapply every two hours. Reapply more frequently if sweating or swimming. Slap on a hat with a wide-brim or a cap with flaps. This will help reduce the risk of sunburn to your face, ears and neck. These are the most common places where we get sunburnt. Wrap on a pair of close-fitting sunglasses. When buying sunglasses, look for the words ‘good UV protection’ on the label or swing tag. Remember to always protect skin and eyes when you’re in the mountains, or around reflective surfaes like snow and water, when UV levels are damaging. SUNSMART MYTHS 1) I can’t get sunburnt on a cloudy day. False: You can still get sunburnt on a cloudy day. This is because UV radiation can get through light cloud cover, so unprotected skin can still be damaged. 2) Temperature gives me a good idea of the the chances of getting sunburnt. False: The heat from the sun is caused by

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infrared radiation, not ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation can still be high even on a cool day, when infrared radiation is low. Just think about how easy it is to get sunburnt on the skifields when it can be very cold. 3) I’m windburnt not sunburnt. False: Your windburn is sunburn caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The wind may make you feel cooler but UV radiation can still be high even on a windy day. Just think about why you don’t get windburn if you’re out in the dark on a windy night. 4) Sunscreen blocks out all UV radiation. False: No sunscreen filters out all UV radiation – that’s why you need to limit your time in the sun no matter what sunscreen you’re using and cover up. 5) Getting badly sunburnt before the age of 20 increases my risk of getting melanoma skin cancer later on. True: If you have a history of one or more sunburns before you turn 20, research suggests you have a much higher chance of getting melanoma skin cancer as you age.


6) Wearing a t-shirt in the water is as sun protective as a rash shirt. False: A wet t-shirt may offer only half the protection it does when it is dry. If you are going to be in the water, a rash shirt and sunscreen is a good form of protection. A full body wetsuit gives better protection.


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Te Wananga o Aotearoa Not all first aid certificates are created equal Bachelor of Social Work


Daryl Brougham

that commitment, Daryl’s studies also helped him reconnect with his iwi, Ngati Maniapoto. Daryl has now received an official apology from Ministry of Social Development chief executive Brendan Boyle for his years of maltreatment. The investigation revealed 40 serious cases of misconducts by social workers and caregivers against him. And Daryl’s committed to improving the system. His presentations to staff in social agencies and caregivers has forced some to reevaluate their careers. “Some people have quit their jobs, others have walked out of the room in tears and some have said they want to do their jobs better. “At the end of the day, I understand the social worker’s role and the foster carer’s role. When you put those things together then go into a social work role, you see things so differently. “We have run down the track with the same people and the same ideas and system, and the (Children and Raewyn Clegg Young Person’s) Registered Teacher of Act hasn’t changed Piano and Theory of since 1989. Music. Someone with fresh 29 Lancewood Drive eyes has to go in Halswell there. I really think Ph 322-9377 I can help here.”


assessment • Unit standards 6401 (or 26551) and 6402 (or 26552), a minimum of eight hours’ training and assessment For refresher training, where the learner’s certificate is no older than two years and three months from date of issue, a minimum of six hours’ training and assessment. First aid training must cover the outcomes of the NZQA first aid unit standards being assessed and any additional modules identified by the employer through the workplace risk assessment process as outlined in Department of Labour guidelines. Only first aid training providers accredited by NZQA can award the credits and issue a first aid certificate. NZQA conduct regular External Evaluative Reviews on all training providers. New Zealand Red Cross is proud to hold a double Highly Confident accreditation in both Educational Performance and Capability in Self-Assessment. This means that NZ Red Cross is a Category One training provider. First aid refresher training Refresher training is required every two years to maintain the certificates. The requirement allows for a three-month period of grace, so the cut off period is two years and three months which should allow sufficient time to enrol onto a suitable course. If a certificate is not renewed for more than three calendar months from the second anniversary date of issue, it will be necessary for the certificate holder to complete full first aid training to maintain currency.

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s a graduate of our Bachelor of Social Work with an influential role at Child, Youth and Family, you wouldn’t know from looking at 35-year-old Daryl Brougham the long, hard road he’s travelled. Daryl was placed with 79 different foster homes throughout his childhood. He thought his surname was “Foster,” and his life was a spiral of emotional, physical and sexual abuse from so-called “caregivers” – the majority of whom were not approved by social agencies. Adding to the tragedy is his removal from the few families who, looking back, he believes truly cared for him. Take this story and eventually enter into the picture Te Wananga o Aotearoa at our Manukau campus.  Through the beatings, abuse and deprivation of his upbringing, Daryl always held hope that the next home would be better, but understandably at times, his behavior reflected the treatment he was receiving. At one point, a social worker said to him, “Daryl, the way you’re going you’re going to end up in jail.” Daryl’s response? “I looked at him and thought, I’m going to become a social worker. And I will do things differently and better.” Our Bachelor in Social Work not only provided him with the skills and qualifications to follow through with

hile first aid courses must achieve prescribed New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) standards to be certified, not all training providers deliver the same course. Some courses range from teaching only the basic NZQA specified content and nothing else, to providing detailed and comprehensive content designed to familiarise participants to a wide range of likely emergencies. Providers offering shortened courses or courses not meeting NZQA training requirements are now in the spotlight. NZQA and the Department of Labour have published a factsheet to outline requirements for providers, learners and employers for first aid training based on currently registered NZQA unit standards. Below are a summary of what we think you should know. Course differences Training providers can market their courses under a wide range of names such as Essential First Aid, Workplace First Aid or Comprehensive First Aid and many other eye-catching titles. The content of courses can also vary. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that employees attend courses appropriate to their industry risks. Unit standard-based first aid training The minimum duration of first aid training and assessment will be for training based on: • Unit standards 6400, 6401 (or 26552) and 6402 (or 26551), a minimum of 12 hours’ training and

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he institute has launched its 2016 prospectus, with programmes focused on giving students learning experiences and qualifications which lead to the greatest employment opportunities. The polytechnic has spent the last year at For more information or a tour of our the drawing board coming up with the Aoraki facilities, phone 0800 TO STUDY (0800 of the future, and one which fits the future of 867 883) or visit our campus at 60 Waterloo its students. Rd, Hornby, between 8am and 4.30pm. The new prospectus focuses on subject areas its learners said were of the greatest benefit and helped them go further.

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lood pressure is an indicator of cardiovascular as well as overall health. Healthy blood flow is vital for a healthy body as the blood plasma transports nutrients, hormones, metabolic waste, oxygen and CO2 throughout the body. An area in the brain keeps check on blood flow to ensure health of all cells and the organs they make up. If blood flow is reduced, the brain will try to normalise blood flow by adjusting the heart strength, frequency (pulse rate) as well as the width of blood vessels, all via the nervous system. Over a period of time, the blood pressure may keep increasing due to the deterioration of blood flow. A higher blood pressure is not ideal and it is considered a major risk factor for stroke, aneurysm, organ failure and heart failure. Even moderate elevation of blood pressure is considered a major reason for shorter life expectancy. If we can maintain our blood pressure in the normal range, our overall health will be improved. Systolic blood pressure, the upper figure, is when the heart contracts and pushes blood around the body. Ideally at rest, this should be between 100 to 120. The diastolic blood pressure, the lower figure, is the pressure in the arteries between beats and ideally at rest this should be between 60 to 70. It has been found in around 90 per cent of cases, high blood pressure is caused

by an increase in the resistance to blood flow in the blood vessels. It is believed inflammation and stiffness of the blood vessels are major reasons for this increased resistance. Checking our blood pressure on a regular basis allows us to adjust our diet and lifestyle and see the benefits in our blood pressure readings. Blood pressure monitors and further information on how to improve your overall health and blood pressure naturally is available from the natural health advisers at Marshall’s Health and Natural Therapy, 110 Seaview Road, New Brighton. Ph 388 5757. We Are Always Happy to Help!

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