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Call to boycott cafe at Te Hapua BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

A Halswell group is urging people to boycott the cafe at Te Hapua: Halswell Centre after the lease was given to a nonlocal business. Wellington-based company Wishbone was granted the lease for the new centre’s cafe in February last year before the centre opened in November. But the Halswell Community Project is frustrated the lease was not given to a local business and wants people to go to nearby cafes instead. Chairwoman Chrys Horn said the city council should support


local businesses. “We do work quite hard to think about local economic development so I get a bit frustrated when I see these things. I was a wee bit disappointed and thought why did they do this,” she said. “It’s a pity it wasn’t at least a Christchurch business, we pay our money over the counter and it pretty much goes to Wellington.” She said all the food was flown down from Wellington,

BOYCOTT: Halswell residents are disappointed the city council did not give Te Hapua: Halswell Centre’s cafe contract to a local business. PHOTOS: GEOFF SLOAN

and was packaged in plastic which was not economically friendly. Christchurch company Red Cafe, which has cafes in South Christchurch and Riccarton libraries, was the only other applicant for the lease. City council property consultancy manager Angus Smith said the city council chose Wishbone because it provided a quality product, value and professional service. “The Wishbone proposal demonstrated a diverse selection of product, highly efficient systems and proven business model. Wishbone employs local staff

and contractors in their operations and places an emphasis on sustainability.” When asked whether cost or the fact it was a local business applying influenced lease decisions, he said it factored in several aspects within the evaluation process. Halswell Residents’ Association secretary David Hawke said he had no problems with the cafe itself, just the process that lead to it being chosen. “A number of people on the committee have raised the issue that the council depends on people paying rates for its funding yet the council has

awarded the contract to an out of town company that doesn’t pay rates.” He would like to see the city council adopt a local purchasing policy when it came to these sorts of leases. Wishbone did not respond to Southern View. HAVE YOUR SAY Do you think the city council should give preference to local businesses when it comes to cafes in council facilities? Send your thoughts to bridget.

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Summer of Fun Opawa-St Martins Community Fun Day Saturday, 10am-1pm This is a free fun day for the whole family. Activities on the day will include a barbecue, a bouncy castle, candyfloss, balloon twister, ice blocks, and much more. St Marks Church, Opawa Rd, free. Christchurch New Zealand Cadet Force Units Open Day Sunday (February 14), 9am1pm The Christchurch NZ Cadet Force Units, being the Sea Cadets, Air Training Corps and the NZ Cadet Corps are recruiting for 2016. The training is aimed at 13 to 15-year-olds or have started high school. The training includes bush craft, firearm safety, first aid, radio procedure. An open day is being held on Sunday where people can drop in anytime between 9am-1pm.

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Barrington Big Fun Sunday (February 14), 11.30am-2.30pm The Barrington Big Fun is a bi-annual community event held at Barrington Park for the Spreydon-Heathcote area. It will have something for everybody with stage performances throughout showcasing Scottish and Irish dancing, belly dancing, acrobatic clowns, sporting demonstrations and have a go activities for all. There will be no EFTPOS fa-


cilities on the day and any items sold will be $5 or less. Barrington Park, Barrington St, free entry. Winston’s Birthday Runs through to February 27 It’s 1962 – the Beatles have their first hit, James Bond his first film – and Randolph Churchill is holding a luncheon party to celebrate the 88th birthday of his admired but estranged father. Sir Winston is a fading force and there is unfinished business in his loving but dysfunctional family. The Court Theatre at The Shed in Addington, visit for more information and ticketing prices. Opawa Farmers’ Market Sunday, 9am-noon The Opawa Farmers’ Market prides itself on having the best selection of fresh local produce in Christchurch, including a large organic range from wellknown and trusted local growers. 275 Fifield Tce, Opawa.


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Freedom camping report Community board asks for information on freedom campers

CHOCKA: The SpreydonHeathcote Community Board wants more information on freedom campers at Addington Park. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN


An urgent report into the freedom camping woes at Addington Park is expected to be ready in two weeks. The Spreydon-Heathcote Community Board last week asked the city council for information on the problems freedom campers were causing at the park. The board wanted to know what extent the rules were being broken and if the freedom camping bylaw was being correctly enforced. The report is expected to come back to the board by its next meeting on February 19 so a solution could be found. Residents have had a guts full of freedom campers reportedly drinking, leaving used toilet paper in the trees, taking up car parks and defecating on the

playground swings. It is one of three locations in the city where freedom camping is allowed after a new bylaw was introduced last year. Freedom campers can stay up to five nights from one hour before sunset until 9am. But residents say the campers are breaking the bylaw by staying for longer than they are allowed. City councillor Phil Clearwater said he asked for the information because it was important the concerns of


residents were addressed. “Should the number of nights for people to stay be reduced or the number of people allowed to camp there be more limited? Are the toilet facilities at the park satisfactory?” He said the information would give the board an accurate picture of the issues, and help find the best solution. But Addington resident Bruce McNabb said Addington Park was not a campground and wanted to see more done. “I think they can do more

because there’s a lot of vacant land on the east side, why don’t they set up something there,” he said. “It’s not a camping ground, it’s as simple as that.” He said there were still freedom camping vehicles hanging out onto the footpaths at night time. However, he was glad it had been raised at a community board level. The board should receive the information at its next meeting. • Readers’ letters, pg 6-7

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Having a blast at Berry Fest Thousands of berry lovers headed along to the Opawa Farmers’ Market annual Berry Fest. In spite of a disappointing berry growing season, customers snapped up the more than 600kg of berries available on. It was a nervous week for market manager, Doug Hesp, with three of the market’s usual berry growers pulling out due to

a shortage of fruit. “Fortunately, we managed to secure a few new berry growers to the market as we were very close to having to pull the pin on the event – it’s always been one of our busiest markets on the calendar and this year was no exception.” Their next event will be the ‘Tomato Fest’ coming up in March, which will include the tomato growing competition. 

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Memorial gate repairs under way for Anzac Day BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

Waltham’s historic war memorial gates will be repaired for this year’s Anzac Day celebrations. An 11-week construction programme to repair the heritage gates began last Monday. The Wilsons Rd gates, which list the names of those from the area who died in World War 1, were damaged in the February 2011 earthquake. Several pillars collapsed, the stone work was cracked and a pillar was on a lean. City council capital delivery community manager Darren Moses said the repairs would cost about $166,000 and the deadline was April 25. He said the stone masonry gates and fence will be deconstructed where required and rebuilt. “Work includes, careful deconstruction of the leaning pillar and deconstruction of the remaining stone on the fallen pillars. All deconstructed stone is to


Land swap stopped BRIDGET RUTHERFORD

Sydenham business owners have won a battle to stop a contentious land swap from going ahead. The sale and purchase agreement between the city council and Sikh Society to swap part of Buchan Playground has now expired. The city council wanted to swap a piece of land at the rear of the playground with a nearby smaller piece of land owned by the Sikh Society on Wordsworth St.

The Sikh Society would have paid for the extra land, and wanted to rebuild its gurdwara on it, but business owners said they needed the green space. Business owners, city council, and the Sikh Society were asked to come to some sort of agreement late last year, but were unable to. The sale and purchase agreement lapsed on December 18. The Sikh Society’s gurdwara was demolished following the earthquakes and it would like to progress with plans to rebuild.

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HISTORIC: Waltham War Memorial Gates are finally being repaired after suffering extensive damage in the February 2011 earthquake. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN

be carefully salvaged for reuse.” Because of the gates’ heritage significance, it has taken a long time to repair them. Speciality stonemason work is required due to the soft stone, Mr Moses said. Mr Moses said the city council had to ensure it had access to

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Something on your mind? Email in 150 words or less Facebook us on P Dymond: I want to register my disagreement that more evidence is needed for the city council to do something about the freedom campers at Addington Park. I went past there at 10am this morning (February 1) and it was packed with them, my understanding is they are supposed to be away by 9am. As a ratepayer I object, they are not contributing anything to the city as tourists, only creating more mess and pollution.

Last week the Southern View asked its readers whether they thought the city council needed to make changes to the freedom camping by-law in response to problems at Addington Park. Readers respond Linda Mann: Thank you for drawing this issue to the public. I find it very disappointing the freedom campers have abused the goodwill of the people of Christchurch through the city council. What a shame the young folk can’t feel safe in their local park. It is also a shame for everyone who used to enjoy sitting watching the windsurfers in the evening, with car parks being scarce. The sooner the city council puts a stop to freedom camping the better. Michael J Brathwaite, Spreydon: It seems to me that we have ample evidence that freedom camping in Addington Park is a bad idea. I realise the offenders are probably a small minority, but in view of the horrendous problems

mentioned in your article, I think camping there should be banned immediately as a health issue. A review in two years’ time is too far away for those of us who live in Addington, and I doubt that councillor Phil Clearwater’s “educational approach” will be effective. Everyone should already know the difference between a swing and a toilet. For some of us, no amount of scrubbing is going to make us ever let our children play on equipment that has been soiled with human waste. Also, who knows what foreign germs they might be leaving on the ground or play equipment? I am aware that the needs of the tourist industry are usually given preference over the needs of everyone else in the community, but tourists camping in

parks are unlikely to be spending a lot in restaurants etc. Addington Park is there to benefit the ratepayers, and as freedom camping is currently depriving residents of its use, it must be stopped. The city council does not seem to take it very seriously, and the police are too busy with traffic duties to concern themselves with the safety of the community. If nothing is done about the campers, we might have to form a vigilante committee to drive them away. That may not help the tourist industry, but it is time the city council realised most of us do not work in the tourist industry and care more about the health and safety of our families than the profits of overpriced tourist attractions.

Anthony Coulter: No no no, it is not about evidence. As a ratepayer in the area it is not a camping ground in any shape or form. This is a recreational area for residence and upkeep payed for by rates, any more upkeep for camping grounds are payed for by the users. Many of the said campers have vans or cars that do not have toilet facilities, hot and cold water and cooking facilities. Maybe the city council should put these in, then they would need to pay. Oh, that’s what a council calls a camping ground and then the users would need to pay. Julie P: I think the problem lies with people thinking it’s okay to treat New Zealand like this. Singapore is renown for hav-

ing tough rules on littering. Let’s look at what works elsewhere and adopt it. I see so much litter everywhere from everyone.  We need to get tidy, fast.  The Garden City is becoming the rubbish city if we keep it going this way. Defecating, and loo paper used is so dangerous, especially at playgrounds.  It could start serious disease outbreaks, spread new parasites and must be addressed heavily.  Put cameras in these places, if caught, it’s straight to airport and on a plane home with a stamp to say no return. New job opportunities could be created to watch cameras and enforce. The message is clear. When they get home they can explain to their colleagues, family and friends. Q:  “Why did you get sent home from NZ?”   A:  “I sat on a swing and pooed on a playground for their children”. The message clear, come and respect or you’re not welcome.  If tightly managed this could be a good eradication point for slovenly, filthy, disrespectful travellers with the convenience of a city to manage them. This sort of law shouldn’t take years to process. We need a quick and common sense solution. We need it fast. Because if they do it there, they’ll do these things everywhere around New Zealand.


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Louise Fahey, Addington/Spreydon: Being a responsible dog owner I have just returned from walking my dog to our local park, unfortunately that now refers to the local freedom campground at Addington Park. After complaining for months about the new residents, I decided to not be so judgemental and start walking my dog there again as technically they are in the car park and we can still use the park, however, I have returned home horrified and completely disheartened. What is going on city council? This no longer feels like a safe place to walk alone, as a female with a dog!!! The park is in the worst state I have experienced in five years of living here and using the park numerous times a week. Not only are the bins full, which is a regular sight these days, but the surrounding gardens and middle of the park are strewn with loose pieces of rubbish, mostly food packaging (noodle sachets, chocolate bar wrappers and alcohol cans). I usually let my well-behaved dog off his lead for a good run around to burn excess energy but today I had to keep him on his lead due the hazards, rubbish and that of him distracting freedom campers cooking their dinner on gas cookers. The thing I am most disgusted about isn’t the fact they are freeloading in my local park (the only suburban park that allows freedom camping). It is the fact that they are quite obviously also too lazy to walk

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Is NZ education better than it used to be? the 100m or so to the toilet block so are relieving themselves under the big tree at the end of the path, right next to the car park. I had my suspicions confirmed this evening when my dog was overly interested in this area and to my absolute horror quite clear to see on the dying grass is numerous wads of used toilet paper and soggy mounds of human waste! I pick up my dog’s poo every time we are out and dispose of it accordingly yet the city council is enabling these freedom campers to leave their poo in our local park. Who is going to clean this up, it’s an absolute disgrace? And just as humans don’t like to step in doggy poo while out I most certainly don’t want my dog to roll in human poo while out! Why are we allowing these campers to camp in suburban Christchurch where we pay our rates and have a right to use our local facilities without this mess. Could we not spare some sections in the red zone to facilitate them if we have to, chuck in some coin operated showers, a toilet block or two and call it a freedom campground?

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It is that time of the year again – the start of school. St Anne’s Catholic School had five new entrants start last week. If your child has just started school, send in your photos to bridget.


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Spreydon School relocation ramps up Plans for Spreydon School to move to the former Manning Intermediate School site are moving ahead. The school is set to open at the former Manning Intermediate site by the beginning of 2018. The budget for rebuilding Spreydon School is $5.6 million. Acting head of the education infrastructure Jerome Sheppherd said the former Manning Intermediate site is around 500m away from the Spreydon School’s current location and is closer to Hillmor-

ton High School. He said the hall and administration block on the Manning site is still in good condition and will remain on site for the Spreydon School to use. The Christchurch Schools

Rebuild programme is investing $1.137 billion to refurbish, rebuild and repair 115 schools in the city including South Hornby School. Spreydon School is one of 38 CSR projects in design or under construction. By 2023 the CSR plan to have more than 80 per cent of state schools meeting core standards for lighting, ventilation, heating (etc) and infrastructure to support the latest digital technology.

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What’s SCIRT doing in 2016? SCIRT has started the final big push to finish its work by the end of 2016. SCIRT’s programme of repairs to pipes, roads, bridges and retaining walls will be completed by December. After SCIRT, Christchurch City Council and NZ Transport Agency will continue their programmes of ongoing repairs. Your support is helping us get the job done. Thank you from the SCIRT team. We’re now 84% through our programme.

A SNAPSHOT OF 2016 We’ve largely completed our enormous work in the central city. Most of the SCIRT works this year are in the suburbs. It’s still all go in the east of Christchurch and some suburbs are getting even busier. The good news is that SCIRT’s road cones and crews will start to disappear from suburbs through the year.

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SCIRT progress in your neighbourhood • There’s a big effort to finish a good part of SCIRT’s work in this part of Christchurch by mid-year • Suburbs like Beckenham, Hillsborough, Sydenham, Hoon Hay, Opawa, Spreydon, Addington and Somerfield should see SCIRT works wind up by about June • In the second half of this year retaining wall repairs in Cashmere and Hillsborough are due to be completed • Woolston is one of the busiest suburbs in the area with major wastewater works • In Heathcote SCIRT crews will soon swing into action on all underground pipes plus road repairs

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Barrington bi g fu n! Sunday 14 February 11.30am – 2.30pm Barrington Park Barrington Street Support local, discover community groups and recreation activities in your area. Food, crafts and homeware for sale.


Hillmorton students ready for 2016 Hillmorton High School welcomed its students back for the year with a powhiri and barbecue last week. The whole school made the most of the 27 deg C heat on Tuesday for the welcome back events. The middle school students have been working with senior peer support

leaders for orientation days to settle back into school. Hillmorton has had large enrolment numbers, and has had to put in an extra class in year 7 and 8 to accommodate them. Deputy principal Eleanor Sim said it was great to see so many new faces.


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eroy, the owner, has a long history with a love for bikes. Fixing them to keep them roadworthy, selling them and restoring them, all started decades ago (after school) tinkering on the family kitchen table while his parents were at work. Leroy and his team’s passion for bicycles is evident when you find yourself coming to Around Again Cycles for the prices, and staying for the service. Are you in the market for a quality guaranteed used bike? Or needing maintenance for your current bike? Fix or trade-up at Around Again Cycles who have an all equipped Shimano workshop and Christchurch’s largest range of quality preowned bikes and parts and accessories. The team at Around Again Cycles can help you with your cycling questions, maintenance needs and sales options.

Leroy and his team have a lot of advice for the beginning or intermediate cyclist: • Be aware of how your gears work and your gear shifting parameters. • Riding a bike isn’t supposed to be a painful experience. The AAC team will find the best bicycle for your, body and leg length. They will also make sure your bicycle is fitted precisely for you. • Adjust your handlebars because if they are at the wrong height for your riding style, you’ll be uncomfortable or slow. • Starting and stopping with your bike. Do you know the proper techniques for safely riding a bike? • Choose shoes and pedals to suit your style of riding. • Braking and turning techniques are very important. • Don’t trust your life to reflectors, wear

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LOCAL Sports

WINNING FEELING: Team Aoraki Matatu winning the open master’s title at the Waka Ama national championships. From left: Jack Wormald, Iaean Cranwell, Ross Gilray, Adrian Tukaki, Todd Jago, Craig Pauling.

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The city’s top waka paddlers are in full training mode as they look ahead to the world championships on the Sunshine Coast. Team Aoraki Matatu from Te Waka Pounamu have qualified for the world championships after winning the national men’s master’s title at the Waka Ama national championships. The competition was held at Lake Karapiro in Cambridge on January 21-23. It was the first time the team of Jack Wormald, Iaean Cranwell, Ross Gilray, Todd Jago, Craig Pauling and former Crusader

Adrian Tukaki competed in the master’s grade at nationals after previously paddling in the open grade. Gilray said the team are likely to face the strongest competition from Tahiti at the world championships, but the team believe they have a shot at winning. “Outrigger canoeing in Tahiti is like rugby here in New Zealand, it is their national sport. So we will have to bring it if we want to have a chance at gold,” he said. Finishing the heat and semi-finals in second, in a time of 1min 56.50sec and 1min 57.95sec respectively, Gilray said the team always knew they could pull out

the ‘big one’ in the final. “We normally pull it together at nationals, and save a little bit. Unlike rowing or kayaking, we can have four or five races in a day. It was part of our team tactics to save the best for the final,” he said.

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Once again this week there was an example of a homeowner ending up in hospital being treated for smoke inhalation because they went past the point of a sensible attempt to extinguish a fire. The incident happened last Friday in Woolston and involved a dishwasher. A fire in a dishwasher is hard to reach firstly because of the confined position of the machine. Then even if the source of fire is accessible unless a fire extinguisher is handy how do you put it out? I’ve seen some tragic results of people staying in a burning house in a futile and ultimately

fatal attempt to put a fire out. Unless you are absolutely sure you can succeed please, please, just shut the door and get out. I know we often get called for cats up trees. But how about a dog stuck in a car wheel arch? Also last Friday, this occurred in Phillipstown and was successfully accomplished by the city crew. And the subject of a thousand different comedy sketches in movies over the years was not so funny for the older gentleman who chose the dark of night last Thursday to prune his tree and ended up clasping desperately to a branch when the ladder fell over. Addington’s fire crew responded and assisted him back to ground. Shaken, but not stirred?

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‘Life changing’


teachers nurture jazz talent

anny Addis got hooked on music when he was 13 years old. After years of playing in high school bands he decided to pursue his dream: being a jazz musician. He studied CPIT’s Bachelor of Music Arts in Jazz and loved it. “CPIT immediately felt like home. I’ve always had a passion for music, but I never took it seriously. I was a bit nervous on my first day, but meeting like-minded people was awesome. We were like a big family.” He studied two years of Jazz and then ‘arranging’ in his third year, to learn to compose music. The teachers really made a difference, he says; “The teachers were absolutely life changing. They go the extra mile for you, it goes way beyond just teaching in class. You can form a band with them and they give advice. I would always take music to one of the tutors during lunch time and he was really supportive.” The energy and inspiration Manny got from his teachers he now passes on to his own students, by teaching at the School of Rock. “The teachers used a very personal way of teaching. They try to make you play like yourself, developing your own style. I am trying to do this with my students as well and of course I try to make it fun too.” Manny loves teaching, but standing on a stage and performing for a big crowd is what makes his heart beat faster.

“At least once a week I’m on stage, playing guitar in my band or DJ’ing. Once I opened before the Gorillaz, which was awesome. When the show is going well, it instantly makes you feel amazing. You feel the energy.” Manny is grateful with where he is in his life at the moment. CPIT played a big role in that, he says; “I don’t feel like any of the musical stuff I’m doing now, I could have done without the Bachelor of Music Arts. The course developed my skills, made me meet the right people in the industry and helped me get close relationships with other musicians in Christchurch.” To learn more about CPIT Aoraki’s Bachelor of Music Arts, visit or phone 0800 24 24 76 for more information.

Creative students take part as technology dissolves boundaries


PIT Aoraki’s new Motion Design qualification reflects huge technological shifts that are blurring lines between film, gaming, online multimedia and art, says a key contributor to the innovative new programme. CPIT Aoraki tutor Tim Budgen has seen multimedia evolve during the last 15 years of teaching in Art & Design at CPIT. “I am definitely interested in the convergence of art and technology and in non-traditional outcomes for multimedia work. There is a good representation of this in Christchurch where you have, for example, projections onto graffiti in the Spectrum festival, Gapfiller projects challenging norms and bringing people into creative spaces in the city, lots of street art and the Giraffes project where painted giraffes started appearing around the city. “There was an underground of nontraditional art here before, but it has really expanded since the earthquakes and gained huge awareness and acceptance.” This expansion of art, combined with Tim’s connections, opens opportunities for students. In winter, for example, Motion Design students will help to create a light installation and animation event in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Tim’s industry experience, specialising in interactive video installations for live music events has further convinced him that CPIT Aoraki is on the right track - preparing graduates with the tools and the creative critical thinking skills that this fast moving industry needs. Graduates of the multimedia specialisation

3D, animation, gaming - Art & Design is evolving fast. CPIT Aoraki’s new Motion Design programme reflects the crossovers and changes in this exciting industry.

are working in a variety of companies. “A lot of our students are interested in film and gaming, but some specialise in drawing and concept art. We have graduates at Christchurch game design companies Stickman and Cerebral Fix, quite a few at WETA in different roles, some doing digital design for web, one is working as an artist and another developed an app for his final year project which is available on the app store.” The Bachelor of Design (Motion Design) uses the latest industry equipment including Cinema 4D for modelling, animating, lighting, texturing and rendering. CPIT Aoraki enjoys a close relationship with Cinema 4D creators Maxon and distributors Megabits who support the programme with software and a major prize for the best 3D work. There’s still time to enrol for 2016. For more information see

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Learning stems from home

return home to Christchurch for one young local family has seen boutique Home Based Childcare service “Stems FROM HOME” begin to sow learning seeds in the mainland. After 5 very successful years of

‘growing young minds’ in east Auckland, Emma McAlister is very excited to be able to share the infectious Stems passion for babies, toddlers and young children with her fellow Cantabrians. Following the latest in early brain development research Stems fosters

the belief that our little ones learn best when able to form an attachment to one other significant care-giver when family cannot be there to nurture them. The ability for each child’s learning journey to grow individually from their own interests and at their own pace,


using natural and authentic learning environments is key to Stems excellent reputation. These key guidelines, coupled with the practical aspects of small ‘family’ groups, affordability, proximity to home, reduced child illness and stress for the children with all learning underpinned by the NZ ECE curriculum ensures that Stems stands out as an excellent option for many young families locally. Due to growth, Stems are looking to recruit more special Home Based Educators now! If young children naturally warm to you and you are wanting a career with family friendly hours please contact Emma directly to discuss today on 0800 78 33 78

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opportunities for our nursery and over two’s learning area. We encourage learning through arts and crafts, baking, construction, music and movement and many other regular activities. Our passionate teaching team value the importance of family and whānau, and believe by working together they are able to develop the children’s learning

through empowering and challenging their thinking. Our doors are always open to families and whānau to visit or join in at any time with our daily activities. Our newly painted centre can’t be missed, we are cyan blue and white located next to the shops on Briggs Road, situated between the Mairehau and Shirley area. We are also situated alongside a fantastic community hub that is available to our families for parenting guidance. We have a great offer available to all families at the moment where you can receive 30 free hours care for 2 to 5 year olds (conditions apply) at our centre. Pop in today or give us a call on (03) 3856148 as we would love to help you with your childcare needs.

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HYDRATE TO ELEVATE We all know drinking water is important, but the majority of us simply don’t drink enough even though we know it makes us feel great when we do. We look at the benefits and motivate you to drink more with a few tips on how to make it just a little more palatable.


ith over a quarter of Kiwis consuming less than two glasses of water a day and only 5% drinking more than the recommended eight, the message obviously hasn’t hit home on the importance of hydrating our body. A recent survey conducted by SodaStream found that Cantabrians are particularly guilty when it comes to their water intake. With 82% drinking less than six glasses of water a day, but with over 85% admitting they feel healthier when they drink more water, something needs to be done to bridge the gap in terms of what we know to be true and what we’re actually doing about it. This same survey revealed that although 41% of us limit how many soft drinks we consume due to our concerns over sugar content, the same number of people said tea or coffee is this their

number one drink of choice. Some people even believe that the water consumed in their cup of Joe constitutes part of their water intake. This is a fallacy. As caffeine actually dehydrates us, as does alcohol too, it means we need to drink even more water to compensate. Not so surprisingly the reason we don’t drink nearly enough water is that we simply forget. Now with apps you can download direct to your smart phone, there are no more excuses. Further studies proved that people who had a SodaStream machine in their homes were more likely to drink more water. In fact, the study showed that people drank 30% more water. For those of us who aren’t used to drinking water like it’s going out of fashion, there are plenty of ways to increase the fun factor while still being healthy.

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Entry level opportunity 31a Mataroa Place, Burwood Auction: February 18, 2016

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ocated in a quiet cul-de-sac in desirable Tumara Park subdivision, this property is a beautiful example of a modern home which provides warmth, convenience and the lowmaintenance lifestyle we all wish we had! Built in 2006 of brick construction, the home features three double bedrooms and two separate living spaces where you will love an en suite in the master bedroom suite. Being northwest facing, you enjoy sun throughout the day and it sets just where the outdoor entertaining and BBQ area is,

so you will be enjoying a drink and a steak with the family as the sun goes down. With a new chapter about to unfold, our owners are resolute in their decision to move on and welcome offers prior to auction day – they need the house gone! Open Home dates: Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 12.30pm. For a private viewing, contact Cameron Bailey of Harcourts Gold Papanui (Licensed Agent REAA 2008) on 352 6166 or mobile 027 555 7079.


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Classifieds Antiques BAYONETS swords and military knives wanted modern and old any considered 0800 559922 MAORI Artifacts wanted Stone tools, Weapons and tribal items Ph 0800 55 99 22 STERLING SILVER Wanted Vesta Cases, Tea & Cutlery sets old trophies any silver items considered 0800 559922

Collectables & Memorabilia Boy Scout & Boys Brigade Memorabilia wanted Patches, Badges, Blankets & Uniform all items considered Ph 0800 55 99 22 CIGARETTE CARDS wanted Weet Bix, Gregs Jelly, Bubble gum, Sporting and others. Any considered Ph 0800 55 99 22 COINS WANTED, Pennies Threepences and Sixpence NZ & Foreign any considered ph 0800 559922 CUT THROAT Razors & Shaving Accessories Wanted Shavers, Strops and advertising items Ph Ben 0800 55 99 22 Fire Service/Brigade items Wanted badges, patches uniforms & equipment all items considered 0800 559922 MASONIC LODGE items wanted badges, Aprons, Medals, Books and regalia all items considered 0800 559922 MILITARY ITEMS wanted badges, buttons, uniform, books & equipment modern or old any considered 0800 559922 OMEGA Watch Wanted modern or old going or not Seamaster, Cosmic and Geneve any style considered 0800 559922 RUGBY PROGRAMMES & BADGES Wanted small to large lots any rugby memorabilia considered ph 0800 559922

Computers ALL YOUR COMPUTER WORRIES SOLVED! *$30.00 off your first service with this coupon!* No problem too big or small from home PC’s to business networks. PC slow? An end to Viruses, Spyware, and Clogged Systems. Safe secure hassle-free computing. Lost files recovered. Microsoft Certified, MCSE, MCP+l. 30 years experience. Call Andrew Buxton this week on 3266740 or 027 435-7596 for $30.00 off* Custom Computers Christchurch

Celebrant WEDDINGS, Civil Union Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Naming Ceremonies, Funerals and Unveilings - Jenni Gibson Ph/Fax 324-8332, 021 723-089. www.

Contact us today

Public Notices

Are you an unattached


Christchurch has fine English Constitution Lodges and they extend a warm welcome to new members. Tel: 03 3825652 Public Notices

Trades & Services


Rexellent Rentals Cars, Vans, Brisbane , Coolangatta

Appliance Sales & Service

FABRICS European designs/colours Ends of lines Manufacturers seconds By the metre or made to measure

CURTAIN FABRIC OUTLET 71 Hawdon st Sydenham Ph 366-5026 8.30-4.30 Weekdays

Fishing & Hunting AMMUNATION reloadings and rifle reloading accessories wanted phone Ben 0800 559922

Funeral Directors

Direct Cremation No frills, No Service, No fuss, simply straight to the crem. Other options available

Ph: 379 0178 for our brochure or email office@

Health & Beauty HAIRDRESSER MOBILE mature, qualified, avail for perms, sets & cuts, in the comfort of your own home, ph 03 352-8208

Holiday Accommodation

QUEENSLAND SUNSHINE COAST AUSTRALIA Resort, Ocean Views, Balconies, Self Contained, 1 or 2 B/R Ensuite, Heated Pool, Spa, Sauna, Free Internet, Shops, Restaurants, Tennis, Surf Club & Patrolled Beach, Public Transport at door. Ask for our SEASONAL SPECIALS. Phone 61 7 544-35011 Email:

FREE CALL 0800 601 508

DEMOLITION With care and respect we will remove your dwelling. Our policy is to recycle as much as we can. We are a local company specialising in residential properties. We will endeavor to cater for your individual needs. Ph. R.M. Solutions 021 02866981 for a free quote.

Gardening & Supplies A GARDEN PROFESSIONAL NEEDED? Qualified Horticulturist, offering expert pruning, garden makeovers, garden design and landscaping, for free quotes call Bryce 027 6888196 or 0508 242-733 A GARDEN OR LANDSCAPING TIDY UP? Shrub, hedge & tree pruning, Lawns, Gardening, consistently reliable general property upkeep, Dip. Hort. 10 yrs experience, One off tidy ups or on-going service. Nick’s Property Maintenance. Keeping your garden beautiful. Free Quote. Ph. 942-4440 GARDENER - Need your home or commercial garden tidied up or renovated or require long term assistance. Phone Ruth 326-6663 or 021 272-0303 GARDENING By mature female, very particular, honest & reliable $18 per hr, Northcote & surrounding areas, plse ph 03 352-2590 SECTION CLEARANCE, MAINTENANCE & tree removal, Hill sections a specialty competitive prices, ph Ewan 03 3265009 or 027 201-5150

Photography CAMERAS WANTED film type, any considered phone Ben 0800 559922

Trades & Services

Trades & Services


CArrIer LoCAL experienced, friendly, trade-me purchases, single items to truck loads, furniture to whatever, removals & trade deliveries a specialty. Ph GEH 341-5069

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

Phone Kevin 027 561 4629


388 4780

Appliance Services 12 Brighton Mall, New Brighton

Professional, friendly Service Always

Ph. 03 329 4806 or 027 827 0505






Professional, friendly Service Always

Local CHCH tradesperson, friendly service, excellent workmanship, available anytime.

Ph. 03 329 4806 or 027 827 0505 CAP CONSTRUCTION LTD

PHONE 022 131 5318

DrAIn LAyer Drain Unblocking and Repairs 24/7. Call 0508 255 25327



eLeCtrICIAnS Call the team at Turned On - plugs, rewire specialists, lighting, LED lighting, downlight repairs, switchboards. No hot water? 7 day callout service. Free quotes and ideas from the friendly guys at Turned On. If you’re over 90 yrs we’ll change your light bulbs for free. Call Murray 022 6177 275

Are you moving house?

Let All Clear Canterbury take care of your unwanted items. You identify what you want to keep & we will dispose of the rest!!

Mob: 021 078 4553

Call us now for fast friendly service. Get your problems sorted out quick smart - on time!!

Phone for a FREE quote now.

Phone 03 377 1280 Mobile 021 898 380



Local CHCH tradesperson, friendly service, excellent workmanship, available anytime.

PHONE 022 131 5318

ConCrete CUttInG Affordable Concrete Cutting with Quality, and removal work. Free quote. No job to small. Phone 027 442-2219, Fax 359-6052 a/h 359- 4605

Ph. R.M. Solutions 021 02866981 for a free quote.



CLeAner AvAILABLe good rates, efficient & thorough, all household duties, ph Mel 027 502 9289



AAA CArpentry licensed builder practitioner all property maintenance small job expert by tradesman / handyman free quotes city wide call now 03 3870770 or 027 245 5226 AnDreWS tree CAre Services, tree removal, trimming, stump grinding, shelterbelt clean up, section clearing, rubbish removals, excavation work, ph 027 728 5688 BUILDer For all building work but specialist in bathroom renovations, 30 yrs experience, with service and integrity. Free Quotes. Ph Lachlan 383-1723 or 0274 367-067. BUILDer LICenSeD available for all aspects of building. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265

Ph: 03 379 1100 Trades & Services

Trades & Services

Liposuction & Laser Surgery

rooFInG Qualified & Licenced Practitioner. Re-Roof & Repairs, all types. Member New Zealand Roofing Association. Over 35 years experience. Phone John 027 432-3822 or 351-9147 email johnmill@ihug. SpoUtInG CLeAnInG Spouting Unblocked, Cleaned Out and Flushed Out. Also Full Handyman Services Available. Call Trevor 384-3435 or 021 043-2034 tree WorK Hedge trimming, stump grinding, rubbish removed, small job specialty Ph Andrew 03 322-8341 or 027 435-8759 t.v. ServICe Centre Repairs, tvs, microwaves, stereos, DVD. Aerial installations and kitsets, 480 Moorhouse Ave, ph 03 379 1400 UpHoLSterer Dining Chairs, Lounge suites, Caravan Squabs etc. recovered. Free Quotes. Phone Graeme 383-1448 vHS vIDeo tApeS & all camera tapes converted to DVD, video taping, weddings, twenty firsts, special occasions, ph 03 338-1655 WAterBLAStInG Quality Job, Quick Service by skilled tradesman, Ph Richard Severin at Jet-X 0800 538 969 Free quotes, visit

CArpenter HANDYMAN - Small Job Specialists, Carpentry, Repairs, Decking & Maintenance, 40 years experience, no job too small, Ph Warren 03 3221103 or 027 697-8541

Replace, repair or new. We are a local company with over 10 yrs exp. We also operate a digger for all other earthworks.




FenCe pAIntInG Staining Quality at a reasonable price. Free quotes. Phone Warren today on 980-1676 or 027 2014713 FUrnItUre reMovALS Large Trucks $95 + GST per hour 7 day NZ wide, packing & moving, Professional Company, Professional Service. Canterbury Relocations Ltd. ph 0800 359 9313 GAS, pLUMBInG DRAINAGE & HEATING. 24/7 service. Ph Mike Cairns Gas & Plumbing 021 132 8929 or 03 326 7949 HeAtpUMp INSTALLATIONS. New Year Special, installation. $600 + GST. Heatpump annual service & clean $60. Call Murry at Turned On Electrical 022 6177 275


Liposuction & Laser Centre

Dr Ken Macdonald Specialist Dermatologist

0800 LIPO 4 U Avenue Health Bldg 202 Bealey Ave

LAnDSCApInG LtD Paving, Lawns, Irrigation, Decking, Fencing. Kanga & small digger services. Check out Squire Landscaping on facebook. FREE QUOTES. Ph Authur 347-8796, 027 220-7014 Edwin 027 2207154 LAWnMoWInG CLEAN CUT GARDEN SERVICES: Independant Owner / operator. Lawns, Section Clear, Refuse Removal, Ride-on, commercial and private work, Free Quotes. Pensioner Rates. Ph Henry 328-8997 or 027 288-9973 MeCHAnICAL REPAIRS, timing belts, clutches & 2nd hand tyres, reas rates, ph JW Motors, 027 476 2404 pAInter AvAILABLe All aspects in painting. Very competitive in roofs and fences. Please call 027 241-7471 or 335-0265 pAInter Top quality work, interior/ exterior, pensioners discount, free quotes, 30 years experience, I stand by Canterbury, ph Wayne your friendly painter 03 385-4348 or 027 274-3541 pAIntInG & Decorating interior & exterior, gib fixing, plastering, paperhanging, Est 50 yrs in ChCh, ph Wingfields Ltd, ph Mark 021 171-1586 or 355-5994 pLASterer Gib Stopping, Small job specialty. 30 + years experience. Ring 0800 387-369 pLUMBer For prompt service for all plumbing maintenance, repairs and alterations. Phone Michael 364 7080 or 027 438 3943 pLUMBer ALF THORPE PLUMBING Certifying Plumber for all types of plumbing, maintenance, spouting, alterations etc. Phone 352-7402 or 0274350-231 pLUMBer A Top Plumbing job completed at a fair price, prompt service, all work guaranteed, Ph Brian 9607673 or 021 112-3492 pLUMBInG Drain Unblocking and Repairs 24/7. Call 0508 255 25327


Ballet Tuition

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

ACCORDION LESSONS $15 subsidy per lesson for 1st 10 lessons. Canterbury Accordion Assoc welcomes new players. All ages. Ph 3236389 or 359-6615 PILATES Beginner & Intermediate classes, Tuesday & Wednesday nights. Fendalton Croquet Club, Makora Street. Phone Julie 351-2100


Monday February 8 2016



Wanted To Buy

Wanted To Buy

AAA Buying goods quality furniture, Beds, Stoves, Washing machines, Fridge Freezers. Same day service. Selwyn Dealers. Phone 980 5812 or 027 313 8156

SMOKING & TOBACCO Accessories Wanted Tins, Advertising items & Pipes any items considered 0800 559922

A+ Household effects, fridges, freezers, washing machines, ovens. Good cash paid. Ph 022 0891 671 FOUNTAIN PENS Wanted Conway Stewart & Parker style any considered ph 0800 559922

STAMPS & POSTCARDS Wanted Single items, albums estate collections modern & old any considered 0800 559922


Contact us today

Ph: 03 379 1100







TAXIDERMY wanted NZ - Exotic skins, heads, birds & mounted animals any considered ph 0800 559922

MILITARY uniform Wanted modern and old Navy, Air Force & Army any military uniforms considered 0800 559922

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

WED FEB 10th - SAT FEB 20th

SHEET MUSIC wanted modern & old small to estate lots Ph Ben 0800 55 99 222

Watches Wanted wrist and pocket style going or not Modern & old any considered 0800 559922






BUSINESS HERE Phone for further details

(03) 379 1100

Thursday 4th February - Wednesday 10th February BROOKLYN (M)









Monday February 8 2016


Entertainment nt's Going On In Tow -Wha

‘Famous for their roasts!’

Contact: Jo Fuller - phone 364 7425

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ Open daily from 6.30am - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Start your day with us


We are open from 6.30am


Cooked breakfasts $17 50 Check out our extensive breakfast menu from Continential to Cooked

Country music legend Brendan Dugan and his dad Pat will be appearing along side little sister Annette at the Hornby Workingmen's Club at 2pm on Sunday 14th February. With a career spanning over 4 decades, Brendan Dugan is something of a household name. Well known for his live performances, TV appearances, and 15 albums to his credit, Brendan has claimed many awards during his career including NZ Entertainer of the Year. As well as touring and performing regularly throughout New Zealand and Australia, he has appeared further afield at venues such as the legendary Grand Old Opry in Nashville. Also well respected in country music circles, Pat Dugan has been involved in the music industry for many years as a mentor, emcee, and performer. A few


Brendan & Pat years ago the Country Music Association of NZ recognised his efforts by presenting him with an award. This was a very proud moment for the family. Soon to turn 90, he is still in great voice and 'sings like a bird'. Completing the lineup, direct from USA, is 'little sis' Annette. Sunday will be a great chance to see this renowned country music family all together in one show. Tickets are $15 on sale now at the Hornby WMC office, Carmen Rd, phone 349 9026. The Dugan's will also perform at the Ashburton MSA Club on Friday 12th February.

Treat the Kids! Kids two course special from $

Seniors SPECIAL Two courses







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

$20 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)








CAT STEVENS 'WILD WORLD' with special guest




SUNDAY 13th MAR, 2.30PM




Soup/Roast or Roast/Dessert






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

Lunch & Dinner

- upstairs -

- downstairs -

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


$10 ROAST Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday


Members Lucky Card Draw

PIERVIEW Restaurant Quality a la carte with a view!




Bookings Recommended

Adrenaline Rush Extreme

Sunday 14 Feb 11am South Brighton Domain Beatty St Entrance (Rain Day 21st Feb)

Open FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY from 5.30pm


All Grills... $20! for a limited time

SUNDAY SPECIAL $25 3-Course Feast

SHUTTLE RUNNING Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat

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


All you can eat, 7 days

Bookings Essential

PH 386 0088

LIVE MUSIC easy hearts duo 6PM FRIDAY 12th February




Monday February 8 2016


NEED CHILDCARE? • Full day, half day sessions and full time • Caring for children birth to 6 years • Fully qualified, registered and experienced teachers • Quality child ratios • Free ECE and subsidies available • Large indoor and outdoor environment • Quality programmes and care for your child’s individual needs • Helping children reach their full potential.

Hours open—7am to 6pm

Tiny Tots Nursery and Preschool provides a safe and secure environment in which children can learn, create and grow to the best of their abilities. Tiny Tots has an open plan environment both indoors and out and seeks to provide high quality equipment, resources and facilities to support your child’s learning and development for now and the future. Our programme is based around each child’s individual interests, needs or development and this is formatted through the teachers and parent’s communication together.

Enrol your child now to our warm, fun, homely learning environment. Please don’t hesitate to visit us or call us if you would like further information.

Call us now (03) 389 6851 |

148 England Street, Linwood, Christchurch Email:

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